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York County and Poquoson Obituaries
John Anthony Warner
Warner imageJohn Anthony Warner, 82, of Yorktown, VA passed away from this life to the next on Thursday, November 27, 2014 with his loving wife of 58 years Addie at his side. Known as "pap" to his grandchildren. He was born in Altoona, PA and graduated from Hollidaysburg High School. Soon after John enlisted in the Air Force and spent the next 26 years traveling the globe. He retired as a Master Sergeant in 1976. He served actively in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Kansas Newman College prior to leaving the Air Force. Following his Air Force career he obtained a Master's degree from Golden Gate University. Worked three tours in Saudi Arabia as an instructor for Northrop Aviation. Worked for Virginia Power and spent his last working years as a civil servant, retiring a second time in 1995 as a logistics manager at Norfolk Naval Air Station in the ejection seat program. John was a very kind hearted person whom lived as a mentor to countless individuals in his life time. A devoted catholic and family man. He touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with. He loved to share one of his "stories" with anyone willing to listen. He attended mass at Langley Chapel. He was proud of his memberships in the NRA and Sergeants Association. In addition to his wife Addie he leaves behind to cherish his memory son Michael of Elkins, WVA, daughter, Carmen of Charlottesville, son, Stephen and wife Kim of Louisa, VA and five grandchildren, Ashley Payne Martin (Chris), Devan Payne (Trista), Amber Warner Martyn (JR) , Megan and Leah Warner and five great- grandchildren; brothers, Garry of Hollidaysburg, PA and Joe of Port Washington, OH; sisters, Janet Myers (Fred) of Greensboro and Barbara of Pittsburgh, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mary Ester Warner and sisters, Mary Jean Heverly and Carol Probst. A funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, in the Post Chapel Langley Air Force Base. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home.Memorials may be made to the DAV Tabb Victory Chapter 13 1700 E George Washington Highway, Yorktown, VA 23693. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
Theresa "Teri" Nester
Theresa "Teri" Manseau Nester, 81, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by her son Steve and is survived by her daughter Kim Mudd of Yorktown, her stepson, Fred Nester of Dublin, VA, and her loving grandchildren and great grandchildren A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:30pm in Peninsula Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Donald Edward Warden
Warden imageDonald Edward Warden, 84, was called home to the Lord on December 3, 2014. He is survived by Avoline, his beloved bride of 64 years; his children and spouses Donald E. Warden II, Diana and Steve Simon, Dale and JoAnn Warden, and Deanette and Burlyn Rogers; eight grandchildren; his brother Damon Warden and his sister Anita Feldman. Papa Don served his country for 34 years in the military and civil service on three continents, served his Lord through a lifetime of service to his church, and served his family and friends with unconditional love. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, with a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to St. Luke's UMC Building Fund, 300 Ella Taylor Road, Yorktown, VA, 23692. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Susan Trousdell Green
Green imageSusan Trousdell Green, 70, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014. She was born in Newport News and spent her life on the peninsula. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Louise Trousdell; her sister Patricia and a brother Roy. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Earnest Green, Jr.; her three daughters, Pamela Copeland (Lynn), Tina Stark (Bob) and Penny Hunter (Steve); two brothers, Randy and Bobby Trousdell; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was a long time member of Providence United Methodist Church in Yorktown and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the nurses of the ICU at Mary Immaculate Hospital for the wonderful care they provided. The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 7, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 8, at Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. Douglas C. Akers officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at reception in the church social hall following the graveside. Memorial donations may be made to Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund 113 Old Dare Rd, Yorktown, VA 23692.
Dyvon Wolfgang Alex Rose
Dyvon Wolfgang Alex Rose, 23, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, December 4, 2014 of a massive heart attack. He had made his peace with God on Sunday, November 30 at a church service and was happy to spend the last week of his life with his son Alex. Dyvon was in the process of turning his life around and was set to start school at Thomas Nelson in January to study architecture. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 6, at 3:00 pm at Yorktown Baptist Church with Pastor Dean Meyer officiating.
C. Wayne Williams
Williams imageC. Wayne Williams passed away on December 5, 2014. Wayne was born in Williamsburg, VA on February 29, 1928, and was the son of the late Perry and Irene Williams. He was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Poquoson. After serving briefly in the U. S. Army he began a career with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that spanned 41 years retiring in 1984 as Head of the Publications Branch. He was recognized with numerous awards throughout his career including the prestigious NASA Exceptional Service Metal. Over the years he had many hobbies including landscaping, woodworking, and country western dancing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and many close friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Williams and three brothers, Perry, Kenneth, and Robert Williams. He leaves behind two sons, Wayne Williams, Jr. and wife, Chris of Poquoson, and Gene Williams and wife, Mary Ann, and great-grandchild Landon, all of Kitty Hawk, NC; a daughter, Geri Williams of Poquoson; five grandchildren, Justin Williams and wife, Kristy, and great-grandchild Ava of Winnabow, NC, Erica Cameron and husband, Matt Thimons, and great-grandchild Marlee of Newport News, Roger Cameron of Newport News, Paul Casper and wife, Debbie of Henderson NV, and Angela Casper of NC; and a host of nieces and nephews. He also leaves a sister Ethel and husband Ken Thompson, of CA; and two younger brothers, Lester Williams and wife Joyce, of Smithfield, and Milbourne Williams, of Hampton. His loving family has lost a cherished father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The world has lost a kind and generous man whose friendship enriched the lives of those who knew him. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 10-11:00 AM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 AM by Rev. Barry Throckmorton at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
Nelly Johnson Brewster
Nelly J. Brewster, 95, a native of Minden, LA, and Shreveport, LA resident most of her life, passed away, Saturday, December 6, 2014. She is survived by her son, Harry L. Brewster of Gloucester; daughter, Charlene Montgomery of Orlando, FL; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Burial will be private in Shreveport. Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
H. Preston "Skinny" Watkins
Watkins imageHenry Preston "Skinny" Watkins, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 5, 2014. He was a trained electrician in residential, commercial, and aviation fields, and retired in 1980 as a Technical Representative of the Contracting Office at N.A.S.A. Langley after 38 years. He was the first President of Langley Research Center American Federation of Government Employees. Skinny was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he served on the Administrative Board; was past Chairman of the Board of Trustees; member and treasurer of the George W. Amos Men's Chorus; and member of United Methodist Men. He was active in semi-pro baseball, playing for Poquoson in the Tri-County League. He was a Manager for the Holloway-Moore American Legion Post #273 team; and was an organizer and manager of Poquoson Little League and Pony League. Skinny was a charter and life member of Knights of Pythias Friendship Lodge #161, serving as Secretary for 29 years; a life member of Poquoson Masonic Lodge #49, AF & AM; a member of J.O.U.A.M. Lodge, Yorktown Council #66; a member of Poquoson American Legion Post 273; was a Navy veteran of WWII; and a member of the McDonald's Coffee Club. Skinny was preceded in death by his two beautiful ladies, Sara Virginia "Ginny" Watkins, and Marvyl Carr Watkins. He is survived by his son, Terry Watkins & wife, Sheron of Poquoson; daughter, Barbara Cureton & husband, Forrest of California; sister, Margaret "Peggy" Watkins of Hampton; grandchildren, Robert Eric Fitzgerald & wife, Rattikan of Herndon, VA, Kimberly George & husband, Michael of Gloucester, Rachael Robertson & husband, Eric of Poquoson, and Preston Watkins of Poquoson; great-grandchildren, Shawn Robertson, Kaitlynn George, William George, Sara George, and Colin Fitzgerald; several nieces and nephews; his "second" family, stepchildren Judy Hahn & husband, Benji, Joni Halvorson & husband, John, and Jerry Carr, and step-grandchildren, Kari Hahn and Stephen Hahn; his beloved constant canine companion "Sammy" The family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 8, 7-8:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at his home. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, 1:30 PM, at Trinity United Methodist Church by Rev. W. Michael Nobles, Jr. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, with Masonic Rites and Navy Honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church George W. Amos Men's Chorus, 1294 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.

 





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