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York County and Poquoson Obituaries
Bernie Thomas "Tommie" Quinn
Quinn imageBernie Thomas "Tommie" Quinn, 66, a native & lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Riverside Hospital. He was a graduate of the University of Richmond and earned his M.B.A. at the College of William & Mary. Tommie taught Math at Poquoson High School for 31 years. He sang in a quartet at Emmaus Baptist Church for many years; enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing, and his Mustang cars; and was proud of his boat, the "Sandy Dawn". Tommie was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur & Mary Lou Quinn. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lee Quinn; daughter, Sandy Gorman of Poquoson; step-son, John Osborn; brothers, Ronnie Quinn & wife, Donna of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and Charles Quinn & wife, Ginger of Cleveland, GA; and grandchildren, Ava Quinn Gorman and Alex Osborn. The family will receive friends Saturday, 1:00-2:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, immediately followed by a graveside service at 3:00 PM at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery, Poquoson by Rev. Milford C. Rollins. At other times the family will be at Tommie & Linda's home, 98 Emmaus Rd., Poquoson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 2404, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
Gerald F. Miner, Jr.
Gerry was a native of Wolcott, NY and retired from the US Navy after 20 years of faithful service to his country. He was a proud ABHC and member of the ABMA. Gerry was most recently a truck driver for Givens. He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille A. Miner; his parents Gerald F. Miner, SR. and Evelyn Miner; and 2 siblings, Kathy Pena and Pat Freer. Gerry is survived by 3 children, Christine Miner of Woonsocket, RI, Sondra Miner Peloquin and her husband Joe of Mebane, RI and Kenneth Miner and his wife Jennifer of Suffolk, VA. He is also survived by his siblings, Donna Miner, Jackie Emigh, Mike Miner and Greg Miner, all of Wolcott, NY; 8 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, September 19, 2014, at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, VA, 23434. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL, 32256.
Brenda Whiteman
Whiteman imageBrenda Winder Whiteman, 74, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014. She was born in Norfolk, VA and moved to Hampton in 1950. In 1960, Brenda married her late husband Robert F. Whiteman, Sr. She retired from the purchasing department of York County government in 2006, and was an active member of Providence United Methodist Church. Brenda is survived by her sons, Robert F. Whiteman, Jr, and his wife Rosemarie, Edmund Lewis Whiteman and his wife Debbie, and her daughter Rebecca Anne Platt and her husband James Platt, Jr. She is also survived by her sister Nina Winder Miller of Baltimore, MD; and seven grandchildren, Rachel, Regan, Mathew, Daniel and James Whiteman, and Emily and Caleb Platt. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Smithers Cemetery on Queens Creek in Mathews, VA. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, September 18, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. At Brenda's request, in lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Old Dare Road, Yorktown, VA 23692.
Evelina Riedl Briglia
Briglia imageEvelina Riedl Conner Briglia born in 1929 in Linz, Austria, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She is survived by her husband William J. Briglia, Sr. her children, Patricia Conner Thomas (Glenn), Victor John Conner (Kay) and Alice Conner Hundley (Michael); grandchildren, Derek (Amy), Jason (Jessica), and Rebecca Thomas, Jennifer, Peter, and Joy Conner and Victoria and Evan Hundley; great-grandchildren, Katlin, Derek, Jr., Nolan, and Jaxon Thomas; She is also survived by her Neice, Evelyn Tripodi and Nephews, William Fay and Cliff Neis. Three step children Elaine Spivak (Bernie), Joe and Billy Briglia. Evelina was preceded in death by her identical twin Inga Fay and older sister, Hilda Neis. She was proud of being an identical twin and of her Austria heritage. She loved sharing that heritage with her children and grandchildren. Many visits with grandma would turn into a fun filled day of dancing. She would play Austrian and classical music and they would dance. She loved to dance. She and "her Bill" as she called her husband traveled the world together. They enjoyed life and they danced. Evie was a wonderful wife and mother she baked, cooked, sewed beautiful clothes for her children and supported them in everything. There was never a problem that she could not solve. Her grandchildren would say "take it to Grandma, she can fix it" and fix it she did. She was lovingly cared for by Carla Auston, Nani Deleon and Kate Brazzale-Trunk. Our family is forever grateful for the love and care you gave Mom. She loved you all. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 21, 2014, in Amory Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Bill Odem. Inurnment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 1hour prior to the service.
Meredith Burwell Bare, Jr.
Bare imageMeredith Burwell Bare, Jr. 93, of Yorktown, Virginia went to be with the Lord on September 20, 2014. He was born on September 15, 1921 in Richmond, Virginia to the late Meredith Burwell Bare and Louise Wagner Bare. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Alma Bare. He is survived by his sister, Margaret Rickard of Richmond; daughter, Linda Simpkins and her husband, Jerry of Richmond; step son, Barry Leffler and his wife Linda of Toano; five grandchildren Brian Kellner and his wife Courtney, Michael Kellner, Bradley Leffler, Amy Gallagher and her husband James and Leslie Dodson and her husband Kevin; ten great grandchildren; and two nephews and two nieces. He was a member of Menchville Baptist Church and a member of the Senior Men's Sunday School Class. A funeral service will be held at Menchville Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jim Weston officiating. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flower, contributions may be made to Menchville Baptist Church, 248 Menchville Road, Newport News Va. 23602. Psalm 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Charles Christian Follman
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Charles Christian Follman passed away quietly at home on Sunday, September 21, 2014, one month before his 98th birthday. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Dorothy on June 19, 2006. Both were truly members of the greatest generation. Dad was devoted to county and family. He is survived by his children, Karen and Chuck; daughter-in-law Kim; and beloved granddaughter Megan. "The bells are ringing for me and my gal." We love you Dad! Services will be private. Arrangement by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.


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