York County and Poquoson Obituaries

Emma Louise Holloway
Holloway imageEmma Louise Holloway, 86, passed away at her home on August 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Helen Richardson Freeman; two brothers, William Herbert "Dickie" Freeman and Francis Scott Freeman; sister Paula Faye Freeman, daughter Rita Louise Mosser; and her only grandson Gregory Gene Mosser. She is survived by her daughters, Jean C. "JC" Holloway, Sherry Holloway Holder (Tony), Kathie Faye McBride (Larry); her "unofficially adopted" daughter Debra Ward Brown; four grandchildren, Tammy Lynn Sealy, Shelly Bynum Phillips (Daniel), Christine Marie Martin (Brian), and Natalie Nicole McBride; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; niece Delores Freeman Tharpe; nephew William Herbert Freeman; cousins on both sides of the Chesapeake Bay; and her extended family. Emma was a stay-at-home Mom until 1965 when she went to work at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg. She retired at age 65 and started "the good life", doing what she enjoyed most: traveling with her family. Emma was strong and courageous to the very end. She will be sadly missed and remembered forever. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Emma's life, Friday, August 19th, 2016 from 4 to 6 pm at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Ave, Poquoson. Graveside services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com
James Jennings
Jennings imageAt 38, James Jennings, a beloved son, brother, grandson, cousin, and friend, left us much too soon on Wednesday, August 11, 2016, surrounded by family. He is survived by his mother and father, Jeanne and Tee; grandmother Betty Jennings Ankenman; siblings, Jaime, Jennifer and Ed Schwerkolt and Michelle and Brian Taylor; nieces Tiffany, Charlotte and Isabelle as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Loved by many, James touched so many lives, never hesitating to help whoever needed him, even becoming an organ donor after his death. He will be missed immensely. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 20th at 3 p.m. with family receiving visitors at 2 p.m. at Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown, VA. A scholarship memorial fund is set up in his honor at www.gofundme.com/2kzacpj7. A heartfelt thank you to all of our friends and family who are supporting us through this difficult time.
Jane Kline
Kline imageJane Kline, 66, passed away peacefully in her home Friday, August 12, 2016. She was born in Reading, PA and resided in the township of Sinking Spring before her recent move to Yorktown, VA. Jane was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband of 46 years Larry Kline; her son James Kline and his wife Beth, VA; her daughter Amy and husband Marc Ingoglia, NJ; her daughter Patrice and husband Shadi Abi-Saab, VA; and daughter Sara and husband Anthony Ripley, NC; as well as her 8 grandchildren and 1 on the way. She leaves behind her 2 sisters, Joan and Lois; her 3 brothers Tom, Ed and Jimmy; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jane was a devoted member of St. John Baptiste de la Salle Catholic Church in Shillington, PA. She was a dedicated employee of UPS as a customer counter clerk. Her passions were for cooking, gardening, visiting the casino and spending time with her family. A Catholic funeral service will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 12 noon in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 315 Harris Grove Lane, Yorktown, VA. The family will receive family and friends in the church beginning at 10:30 am. Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, VA Donations can be made to The MSA Coalition online at https://www.multiplesystematrophy.org/donate-now.
William Lawton "Bill” Sellers
Sellers imageWilliam "Bill” Lawton Sellers, III, 69, died peacefully Friday, August 19, at his home in Poquoson, Virginia, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born on August 14, 1947 in Miami, Florida, to William Sellers, Jr. and Lorraine Sellers. Bill attended Cocoa Beach High School in Cocoa Beach, Florida, graduating in 1965. He then attended Brevard Junior College for two years before enlisting in the United States Navy. He served on an Admiral’s staff in Norfolk, Virginia, completing a total of more than six years active and reserve duty. He attended the University of Florida and earned both a Bachelor’s Degree of Science, and a Master’s Degree of Science in Aerospace Engineering in 1975. While completing his studies, Bill married the love of his life, Bonnie King, in Homestead, Florida in 1974. Upon graduation, Bill joined the Boeing Corporation in Seattle, Washington, as an Aerospace Engineer. He conducted extensive aerospace research on prototype aircraft. During his time in Seattle, he and Bonnie were blessed with son Kenneth in 1977, and daughter Wendy in 1979. Bonnie worked in Seattle as a medical technologist. In 1981, the Sellers family moved to Poquoson, where Bill began working as a research aerospace engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. His love of all things aeronautical led him to earn his private pilot’s license and to craft many designs of modern aircraft. After 28 years of service for NASA, Bill retired and continued aerospace research work as a contractor at AS&M until his death. Bill was preceded in death by his father, William Lawton Sellers, Jr., and by mother-in-law, Evelyn King. He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie, his mother Lorraine Sellers, sisters Barbara Comeau, Theresa Williams, and Cheryl Comeau. He is also survived by his son Kenneth, daughter-in-law Cristina, and their two children Rowan and Tegan Sellers, as well as his daughter, Wendy and her partner Mark Kenyon. Bill was a loving husband, son, brother, father and grandfather who gloried in his family. He was very interested in history, movies, music, and his Catholic faith. He will be missed by his family, his many friends, and co-workers. The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 23, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson. Reverend Father Robert "Bob” Spencer will celebrate a Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 24, at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 3800 Big Bethel Road, Tabb, Virginia, followed by a luncheon reception at the church. Bill’s ashes will be interred in the St. Kateri Tekakwitha columbarium. The family asks that no flowers be brought to the church, and, in lieu of flowers, they encourage donations a charity of their choice.
Martin C. "Marty” Fisher
Fisher imageMartin C. Fisher, LTC USA Ret., P.E. passed away August 17th with his beloved Anne Holup and two of his daughters by his side. Marty was born June 26, 1933 in Independence, Kentucky. Marty and his parents were witness to, and survivors of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He has been a resident of York County since 1946. Marty is a graduate of Walsingham Academy, VMI and Arizona State University. He was a member of the undefeated VMI football team of 1957-58. He taught and coached track and field events at VMI. Accepting the call to active duty during the Vietnam War, he chose to make it his career. As a Captain in the Corps of Engineers, Marty received the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces on August 24, 1968. His numerous assignments included working as the Army advisor to the Indonesian Army and Liaison Engineer Officer to the Saudi Arabia National Guard. He was instrumental in the design and construction of the modern Army firing ranges while assigned to TRADOC at Ft. Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. Following his retirement from the Army after more than 20 years, In 1984 Marty became the Director of Public Works for York County and transformed the office into the present day Environmental Services Department. He retired in 1992. Marty was very active in his parish of St. Joan of Arc, the York Lions Club, was on the Board of Directors of many, and volunteered for many other, charitable organizations, including: Meals for Wheels, the Waterman’s Museum, the Natasha House and the Knights of Columbus. He had a full and rewarding life with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Mary Fisher; his wife and anchor, Patricia Lee Fisher; his sister, Sharon Horn; his brother, Gerald Fisher. He leaves to cherish his memories his beautiful friend and companion, Anne Holup. His surviving family also includes his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Eric Foell; brother-in-law O.J. Horn. He leaves behind seven children: Katherine Bethany and husband, Charles; Karen Melendez, and husband, Deacon Jose; Kerry Fallon and husband Robert; Stephen Fisher and wife Zita; Robert Fisher and wife Penny; Daniel Fisher; Sean Fisher and wife Kathy. Marty’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren include: Lt. Commander Kristina Stoner and her husband, Lt. Nick Stoner; Deacon Miguel Melendez; Kyle Melendez and his fiancée, Taylor Armstrong; Steven Fallon, his wife Lauren and their daughter, Savannah; Lt. Colleen Hardie and husband, Lt. Matthew Hardie; Forrest Fallon; Anna Fisher, Helen Fisher, Owen Fisher; Brandon Fisher, his wife Alex, their two children Benjamin and Emma; Jesse Fisher; Amber Bonner, Ashley Bonner; Jackson Fisher. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 25, 2016 in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with Father Jim Curran, officiating. A prayer service will be held at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 followed by a visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 PM In Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to any of the following in Marty’s name: VMI, York Lions Club, St. Joan of Arc Building Fund, the Natasha House or the Waterman’s Museum. Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord; may perpetual light shine upon him.
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