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York County and Poquoson Obituaries
Norman S. Hogge
Hogge imageNorman S. Hogge joined the Lord on November 6, 2014. He was a trustee at York Baptist Temple. He served in the US Army, was discharged in 1967, then joined the Army Reserves. He retired from the Newport News Shipbuilding after almost 50 years of service. Norman was preceded in death by his son, David Lee Hogge; his parents Otis and Henrietta Hogge; two brothers and his sister. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Hogge; daughter Missy Vaughn; son Rick Taylor; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two brothers. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm on Monday, November 10, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 11, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
Richard Edward "Ricky" Tarpley
Tarpley imageRichard Edward Tarpley, 50, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 at home surrounded by family and friends. He had fought a courageous, 30 year battle with a rare neurological disease. Ricky was preceded in death by his father Gabriel Hylton Tarpley and survived by his mother, Emily Fleming Tarpley; Brother Gary Hylton Tarpley (wife Susan), sister Kay Tarpley Capps, and sister Christine Tarpley Tumelty (husband John). He was a beloved uncle to Lindsey Tarpley Forrest (husband Trey), Courtney Tarpley (fiancé Scott Johnson), Jack, Mary Kate and Emily Tumelty, Rachel Capps Skogsberg (husband Levi) , Brandon Capps (wife Laura), and Meredith Capps (fiancé Thomas Phillips). He was also great uncle to Landon Skogsberg, Brady and Charlotte Capps, Cannon Phillips and Tanner and Hylton Forrest.Ricky loved Nascar racing and was a fixture at Langley Speedway for years. He was employed by Cable Associates for 20 years and talked about his friends there long after he was unable to physically work with them.He touched so many lives with his quick smile and unique way of describing people and life.The family wishes to thank Kathy Wood for her loving care in his final years and the University of Virginia Neurology and Nephrology teams. Ricky's tribute and celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 2:00pm at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Grafton, Virginia 23692.Ricky loved dogs and lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, Virginia 23601.
Hazel Sloan Goodell
Hazel Sloan Goodell, 96, passed away on Wednesday,November 5, 2014 at her home in Williamsburg, Va. She was born Dec. 8, 1917 in Marshall, Texas, growing up in Houston. As a military wife of Col. Merle Bowsky for nearly 40 years, she lived in many locations including Texas, California, Greece, Panama, and New Jersey, always keeping in contact with their many friends. She moved to Williamsburg to be close to her beloved sister, Mildred Hewitt. Later, as a widow, she remained active in Williamsburg, meeting and marrying George Goodell whom she dearly loved. She is survived by her devoted niece, Sharon Balderson. She lived with grace and style, and touched many lives with her warm, wonderful, caring ways. She is at peace and at home in the warmth and love of the Lord. She will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery on a date to be determined. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.
Vivian Julette Somers
Somers imageVivian Julette Gore Somers was born in 1931 to parents Raymond and Naomi Gore. On Monday November 3, 2014 she joined her parents in Jesus's embrace. Vivian married Cletus Homer Somers, Jr in 1950. One year later, they welcomed a son, Rex, who was followed by daughters Deborah and Cynthia. One of Vivian's greatest acts of love was to instill in each child the desire to seek higher education. She felt blessed that her children achieved successful careers in chemistry, nursing, and industrial engineering. Vivian had fond memories of Culpeper High School and her high marks in arithmetic. Her math skills were valued for many years at Triplett Milling Company where she managed accounts and assisted customers. In their retirement years, Vivian and C.H. moved to Deltaville, VA and then York County. While living in York County, Vivian had the joy of seeing her granddaughters, Allison and Meredith Popernack, before and after school. An avid crocheter, Vivian completed dozens of blankets and dollies and collected hundreds of crochet patterns. Vegetable gardening and canning filled many summer evenings. Irises, gladiolus, sunflowers, and begonias frequented her flower gardens. St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Culpeper held a special place in Vivian's heart as her grandparents participated in the founding of the congregation and future generations continue to worship there. Vivian is survived by C.H., her husband of 64 years, her daughters Deborah Finger and Cynthia Popernack (Thomas Popernack), two granddaughters Allison and Meredith Popernack, and brother John Gore (Judith Gore). She is preceded in death by her son Rex Somers. A celebration of life will be held at St Luke's Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, VA 22701 on Saturday at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Luke's memorial fund.


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