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York County and Poquoson Obituaries
A.C. "Coby" Watkins
Watkins imageA. C. "Coby" Watkins, 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 23, 2014. A native & lifelong resident of Poquoson, Coby retired from N.A.S.A. in 1981. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, and the Men's Bible Class; a WWII Army veteran; charter member of Poquoson American Legion Post 273; was active in many Poquoson civic & government committees; was treasurer for 17 years of the Poquoson Sports Boosters; a member of McDonald's Coffee Club; was an avid golfer; and a former employee at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home. Coby was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosa L. Watkins; second wife, Jane Little Watkins; sister, Betty Miller; and brother, Robert Watkins. He is survived by his son, Thomas C. Watkins (Norma); two daughters, Paulette Reed (Allan), and LuAnn Taylor (Bobby); sister, Virginia Blackwell; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two greatgreat- grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 7-8:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at his home. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, 11:00 AM, at Trinity United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles R. Stacy, Rev. George T. Insley Jr., and Rev. H. Ben Topping Jr. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, with American Legion honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1294 Poquoson Ave., or to P.A.W.S. (Poquoson Animal Welfare Society), P. O. Box 2204, both in Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
Charles E. Scott
Scott imageLongtime Peninsula resident, Charles E. Scott, 78, of Yorktown passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 15, 2014. He was a native of Lewisburg, Tennessee and graduated from Tennessee Tech with a BS Mechanical Engineering in 1958. After 35 years of exceptional service, he retired from NASA Instrument Research Division. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Carol, and their children: Sandra Gail McIntire (Craig), Katherine Ann Butler (Gary), and Kenneth Edward Scott (Missy); a brother, Paul Liggett Scott of Brentwood, Tennessee; and 5 grandchildren: Kevin and Julie McIntire, Scott and Keith Butler, and Claire Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carmack and Allene Scott, and a brother, William Dugger Scott. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00am. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. The family will receive visitors Monday, August 18, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home.
Ronald "Ronnie" Mills
Mills imageRonald "Ronnie" Mills, 76, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014.Ronnie was a native and lifelong Seaford resident. He was a 1956 graduate of York High School and attended Randolph Macon College and graduated from of the apprentice school at NASA and retiring as an electrician after 30 years. After his retirement, he was employed with the York County School Division as a school bus driver for many years, and was an active member of Zion United Methodist Church. He was an avid duck hunter, and loved to play golf. He participated in Civil War Competitions with the NSSA (North South Skirmish Association) and was a member of the York Rangers.Ronnie was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa Mills; his father Cecil S. Mills; step father Ray Etheridge; and brother Larry Mills. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Irene Mills; his daughters, Rhonda Mills of Newport News, Robin Moore of Seaford, and Julie Thomas of Yorktown and his mother, Margaret Frances Williams Etheridge of Yorktown. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Robbie Mills of Tabb, Otis Mills of Newport News and Ivan Etheridge of Seaford; 6 grandchildren, Charlie, Matthew, Emily, Ashley, James and Mikey; and 4 great grandchildren, Ella, Chip, Madilyn and May. A Celebration of Ronnie's Life will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 21, at Zion United Methodist Church in Seaford. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 20, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Memorial donations may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 240, Seaford, VA 23696.

 





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