York County and Poquoson Obituaries

Doris Cox Holliday
Holliday imageMrs. Doris Cox Holliday went to meet her Lord on Monday morning, April 25th. She was a native of the Deep South, born in Madison, Mississippi on December 16, 1919. She married her husband, SMSgt Charles Dewitt Holliday in 1938 and accompanied him through a military career lasting from 1941 to 1963. They settled in Montgomery, Alabama, where she spent most of her adult life before moving to The Arbors in Newport News in 2006. She spent the last 4 ½ years of her life with her daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Allen Bunyard of Yorktown. Mrs. Holliday was preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt; parents, Eva Perry and Murray Smith Cox; brother, Murray Smith Cox Jr.; and great-granddaughter, Rebekah Aliene Bunyard. She is survived by her son, Charles Dewitt Holliday, Jr. (Jan) of Hoover, AL; granddaughter, Julie Morrow (Russell) of Moody, AL; grandson, Christopher Holliday (Ashley) of Birmingham, AL; daughter, Gwen Bunyard (Allen); grandsons, Russell Bunyard (Jessica) of Stevensville, MT, and Chad Bunyard (Bertelle) of Mechanicsville, VA; five great-grandchildren, Logan and Hayden Bunyard of Mechanicsville, and Micah, Abigail, and Noah Bunyard of Stevensville; and her sister-in-law, Dot Cox of Madison, MS. Mrs. Holliday was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Montgomery for over 50 years, and attended Christ the King Episcopal Church in Tabb during her residency in Virginia. She was known as a kind, loving, individual who made friends wherever she lived. She made the world a happier, more peaceful and beautiful place and will be sorely missed by her many friends and relatives. She will be laid to rest beside her husband of 58 years on Saturday, April 30th, in Montgomery. She will be memorialized on Wednesday, April 27th at 2:00 PM, in a Eucharist at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 4109 Big Bethel Road, Tabb. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Fairview United Methodist Church, 5500 Old Selma Rd., Montgomery, Alabama, 36108. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson is assisting locally.
Wallace Coleman ‘Shucks” Green
Green imageWallace Coleman ‘Shucks’ Green, 71, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016. Shucks was a native and lifelong resident of York County. He retired from Civil Service as an Enviornmental Inspector in 2005. In his youth, he was a barber with his brother Peter at Green’s Barber Shop. He was also employed at Amory Funeral home for several years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife June and playing with his granddaughters Isabella and Madilynn. Shucks did a lot for his community, church and friends and was always willing to help a friend. Shucks was preceded in death by his parents Coleman and Beulah Green and his brother Billy Green. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, June Green; a son Wallace C. Green, Jr; a daughter Rebecca Huggett; granddaughters Isabella and Madilynn Speakman; and a brother Peter Green and his wife Betty. He is also survived by two nephews, Frank and Steve (Tina) Green; a sister-in-law Frances Green and a very large extended family and a host of dear and loving friends. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 27, at Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. C. Douglas Akers officiating. Interment will follow in Providence Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm on Tuesday, April 26, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, and at a reception in the church social hall following the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Old Dare Road, Yorktown, VA 23692.
Lucy Pauline Lisenby Andrews
Andrews imageLucy Pauline Lisenby Andrews, 99, widow of William Chapman Andrews, Jr., died peacefully on April 28, 2016, in Newport News. Mrs. Andrews, a beloved wife and mother, was born July 1, 1916 in Henry County, Alabama, and was the youngest child of Monroe and Mary Jane Lisenby. She grew up in Dothan, Alabama and graduated from Dothan High School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Dietetics from the Medical College of Virginia. Mrs. Andrews was a lifetime member of the American Dietetic Association and the Auburn University Alumni Association. She was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club of Newport News. Mrs. Andrews was also a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newport News and was the Circle Chairwoman. More recently she was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Andrews was preceded in death by her husband, William Chapman Andrews, Jr., former Commissioner of the Revenue for Warwick County, the City of Warwick and the City of Newport News. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, John Lisenby and Robert Lisenby; her sisters, Eunola Lisenby Taylor, Lonie Lisenby Young, Ruby Lisenby Davis, and Ethel Lisenby Squires. She is survived by her two children, William Chapman Andrews, III and his wife Sally Leonard James Andrews of Williamsburg, and Ann Courtney Andrews of Harrisonburg; her four grandchildren, William Chapman Andrews, IV of Hampton, Anne Hampton Andrews of Richmond, William Wallace Sanford, Jr. of Charlottesville, and Laurence Andrews Sanford of Ashland City, Tennessee; and her four great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Samantha Sanford of Charlottesville, and Conner and Sabrina Sanford of Ashland City. A Graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11:00 AM, at Holly Lawn Cemetery, 1525 N. Main St., Suffolk (next to BB&T), by The Rev. Mark D. Riley. A reception will follow at Cedar Point Country Club, 8056 Clubhouse Dr., Suffolk. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Peninsula Salvation Army, 1033 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA, 23666. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com. Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge.
Mildred "Cookie” Lambreth Sykes
Sykes imageMildred Lamberth Sykes (Cookie), 101, formerly of Alexandria, VA, died peacefully on April 26, 2016 at Dominion Village of Poquoson. She is survived by her niece, Sharon "Lindy” Berg and her husband Richard, great nephews Michael (Amanda), and Matthew (Leigh Ann) and precious greats Timothy and Grace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Sykes, Jr., daughter, Gaile A. Sykes, and five sisters; Wilma Suddreth, Georgia Palmer, Kathleen Moore, Lucille Kerns, Virginia Lewis, and her cousin and best friend, LaVerne Jenkins. Mildred was born March 19, 1915 to Everette Jerome Lamberth and Mary Josephine Palmer Lamberth in Mulberry Township of Caldwell County near Lenoir, NC. She was a determined survivor of the 1918 polio epidemic. She graduated from Cecil’s Business College in Asheville and moved to Washington, DC to pursue a career with the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Nicknamed Cookie by her husband Charles, Mildred was an independent woman widowed early in life. She remained dedicated to her only child, Gaile, who excelled as a Speech Pathologist. Gaile moved to Honolulu to initiate an education program for deaf children in public education in honor of deaf cousin LaVerne. Upon completion of 34 years of faithful service, Mildred retired from her position in Agricultural Research Administration where she served as a contract specialist with Entomology and Plant Quarantine. She received numerous awards throughout her career. She was a founding member of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria Deaf Ministry and spent many hours volunteering within the deaf community in Alexandria. Following retirement she spent her time caring for family, gardening and reading. She moved to Colonial Harbor in Yorktown to be near her niece in 2010. In her last years, she enjoyed the company of her devoted caregivers Beth Evans, Pat Bradshaw, Lana Bennett and Gloria Trice. The family would like to thank the staff of Dominion Village of Poquoson for the loving care and concern they have shown to our family. A visitation service will be held Saturday, April 30 from 4-6pm at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, Va. A private burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to First Baptist Church Alexandria Deaf Ministry, 2932 King St., Alexandria, VA 22302.
William "Bill” Kevin Johnson (Ret. AF)
Johnson imageWilliam "Bill” Kevin Johnson, 59, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Bill was born in Houston, TX and has spent the past 24 years in Yorktown, VA. He retired as an Officer in the U.S. Air Force in 1995 after 20 years of dedicated service and continued to contribute to the U.S. Air Force by working as a contractor at Langley Air Force Base for the last 20 years. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Nancy L. Johnson; a daughter, Alicia Marie Hobart and her husband, David, of Swansea, IL; three sons, James "Ryan” Johnson and his wife, Katie, of Norfolk, VA, Daniel L. Johnson of Falls Church, VA, and William "David” Johnson of Yorktown, VA; three sisters, Patty Roberts and her husband, George, of Monticello, KY, Kathleen Noack and her husband, Greg, of Edmunds, WA, and Vicky Bond and her husband, Paul, of Rochester, WA; a brother, James Michael Johnson, of Portland, OR; and four grandchildren, Shawn, Lindsey, Brett and Riley. A funeral service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in the Amory Funeral Home Chapel located in Yorktown, VA. Burial will be private in Albert G Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery located in Suffolk, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to JDRF Diabetes Foundation, 291 Independence Boulevard, Suite 517, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.
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