York County and Poquoson Obituaries

James Daniel "Danny" Wood
Wood imageJames Daniel (Danny) Wood, 62, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Danny was a York County native, and lived there his whole life. He graduated from York High school, where he was an accomplished basketball player. Danny went to trade school, after high school, and began working at Yorktown Power Station (Dominion Power), were he was a member of the IBEW. He worked as an electrician for 37 years, before retiring. He returned the following year as a contractor because he loved to stay busy. He was very active and spent most of his time outdoors. He loved animals, gardening, and sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys. He was an avid golfer, and had a lot of good golfing buddies. Danny loved his family, and they loved him. He was always very active with his church, and was part of the camera crew. Danny was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lille Wood. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Teresa, his son Daniel Belor (Wendy), his daughter Katie Mosquera (Guillermo, his "son”), his grandchildren Adi and Conner, his brothers Ray (Faye), Stanley (Betty), and his nephew Shawn, his mother in law Sonia Traylor, his sister in laws Sandra Carter (Joe), Donna Traylor, brother in law David Traylor, and his nieces and nephews Kevin, Lisa, Ashley and Jason, and their families. The viewing and funeral will be held at the family’s church, Victory Life Church, 1741 W Queen St, Hampton, VA, 23666 on Saturday, November 19th. The viewing will be at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service. A private burial service will follow. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your home church’s building fund. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Jeanette (Jean) B. Redpath
Redpath imageJeanette (Jean) B. Redpath, 89, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Jean was a native of Sardis, South Carolina, and was a Newport News resident in the late 1940’s and moved to Yorktown in 1960. She was a graduate of Winthrop University with dual majors in Mathematics and English. She was employed at NACA during her early years, and after raising her 2 sons, she was employed as an interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg for many years. She was active in the local bridge club and bible study group, and the BG’s, (Widow and Widowers Beyond Grief). Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John Henry Redpath, III; a sister Rachel Taylor and a brother Don Benton. She is survived by her sons, Alan J. Redpath and his wife Jo-Ann of Holly Springs NC and Charles B. Redpath and his wife Caroline of Tolland, CT; five grandchildren, Emilie M. Redpath, Stephen J. Redpath, Lauren E.Redpath, Christopher A. Redpath and Jeffery J. Redpath and a brother Paul Benton of Chesterfield, SC. A Graveside service will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, November 20, 2016 in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Memorial donations may be made to Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, VA 23692. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Claudette Marie McPhall Eberly
Eberly imageClaudette Marie McPhall Eberly, 83, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016. She was a native of Muskegon, MI and was a Yorktown resident since 1975. Claudette was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Rex D. Eberly, Sr. She is survived by her son Rex Eberly, Jr. (Rinky) of Richmond, VA; 2 daughters, Debby Ellis of Yorktown and Nancy Merendino (Tony) of Poquoson; 4 grandchildren, Dianna Hall (Richard), Jonathan Eberly, Anthony Merendino III, Mary Wilkins (James) and 5 great-grandchildren. Claudette had two special cats, Honey and Baby, who were always by her side. A private service will be held at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Memorial donations may be made to PAWS (Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary) P.O. Box 2204, Poquoson, VA 23662.
Roxanna Baughman
Roxanne Baughman, 55, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 24, 2016. Roxanne was a born in Cleveland, Ohio and was a resident of Elyria, Ohio before moving to York County 29 years ago. She attended Seaford Baptist Church, and enjoyed concerts, music, dancing, traveling, the beach, boating and fishing. Roxanne was preceded in death by the late Tommy and Patricia Ann Baughman and a brother Dennis Baughman. She is survived by her life companion Eddie Riggins of Dandy; 2 brothers, Jimmy Baughman of Parma, Ohio and Tommy Baughman (Sue) of Dayton, Ohio; a sister Hope Chapman (Bill) of Elyria, Ohio; a sister-in-law Chrissy Baughman of Elyria, Ohio/ 10 nieces and nephews; 6 great-nieces and nephews and 2 great-greatnieces. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ohio. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Rev. Vincent E. Beemer
Beemer imageRev. Vincent E. Beemer, was born in Vinton, Virginia on August 13, 1931, and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 27, 2016. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Freda Brown Beemer, in 1986, and is survived by his present wife, Ellen. Rev. Beemer graduated from Covington High School, Covington, VA, in June, 1950, and he joined the US Navy in January, 1951, where he served in the Pacific Theatre during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in October, 1954. He began his college career in January, 1955 and graduated from Central Bible College in January, 1959, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Bible Major. He also earned a Master’s degree in Christian Education from New York University and Biblical Seminary in June, 1965. His ministerial career consisted of pastoring the following Assemblies of God churches: Buchanan A/G in Buchanan, VA, 1961-1963, Valley Forge Christian College in Green Lane, PA, 1966-1969 (He was an instructor and a member of the Board of Administration), Central A/G in Cumberland, MD, 1969-1973, Manassas A/G in Manassas, VA, 1973-1988, Calvery A/G in Beckley,WV, 1988-1998, and semi-retired in Yorktown, VA in August 1998. He is survived by his wife Ellen Colston Beemer; two daughters, Elaine Beemer of Asheville, NC and Andrea Shearer and her husband Christopher of Virginia Beach and two granddaughters, Baylee and Abby Shearer. He is also survived by two sisters, Freida Cutts and Margaret Rocker of Yorktown, VA and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Roosevelt and Nora Pruitt Beemer; his sister, Jo Ann Cole and three brothers, Pete, Harold and Charles Beemer. Rev. Beemer was faithful in finishing his ministry and is now in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ, awaiting that great day of reunion with all his family and friends. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Aged Ministers Assistance, 1445 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO, 65802.
Ralph Wayne Harris
Ralph Wayne Harris, 67, passed away on Thursday September 25, 2014. Wayne was born in Newport News and was a lifelong peninsula resident. He graduated from Ferguson High School in 1965 and served in U S Marines as a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was the owner and operator of the Brass Polish of Williamsburg and enjoyed umpiring little league and high School baseball and working out at the gym. He enjoyed spending time with family most of all joking with the grandchildren. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 44 years Linda Blake Harris his daughters, Melinda Harris, Melissa Harris and Melanie Harris all of Williamsburg; 2 sons, Scott Blake of Waynesboro, PA and Matthews Harris (Pamela) of Indianapolis, IN; his father, Ralph Charles Harris of Gloucester, VA;a sister, Janet Gail Verhine and her husband John of Hayes; 2 brothers, Charles Douglas Harris (Lisa) of Gloucester and Mark Daniel Harris (Lisa) Washington State; 14 grandchildren, Timothy, Lindsay, Kaitlin, Logan, Mackenzie, Patrick, Aaron, Marissa, Alex, Tori, Michael, Eden, Dakota and Sydney. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 5, 2016 in Arlington National Cemetery.
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