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York County and Poquoson Obituaries
Marilyn Faye Joyner Willard
Willard imageMarilyn Faye Joyner Willard of Yorktown died unexpectedly November 4, 2015, in her home. Marilyn was born June 9, 1944, in Newport News, Virginia, the daughter of Emma Louise Welton Joyner and James Joyner Jr., who preceded her in death. She graduated from Hampton High School and received her bachelor’s degree from St. Leo University. In 2008, she retired after 34 years with York County Social Services. She volunteered with York County Little League, Peninsula READS Literacy Council and York County Election Polls. Marilyn and her husband, Don Willard, celebrated their 50th anniversary August 31, 2012. The couple enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren. They were enthusiastic spectators at all of their grandkids’ sports events, whether ball games, band or horseback riding, but were equally interested in each child’s pursuits. Marilyn and Don were avid travelers, going on cruises to many foreign lands over the years, and they also enjoyed spending part of each year at their second home in The Villages, Florida. Marilyn was the heart of her family, a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She is survived by her beloved husband, Phillip Donald "Don” Willard; her children, Pamela Ann Willard Troutman (Scott), Kimberly Renee Willard de Castro (Robert), and Donald Scott Willard (Michelle); her grandchildren, Scott Anthony Troutman Jr., Bailey Nichole Troutman, Matthew Tyler Willard, and Nicholas Alexander Willard; her brother, Trent Joyner (Cianne); her stepmother, Josephine Joyner Vaughn; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and her much loved dog Trina. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Rachel Joyner Cole. The family will receive visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, November 8, at Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 9, at Seaford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. A reception will follow at the Willard’s residence. Memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507, or to the Autism Center For Excellence, Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Development, Scott House, 909 W. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23284. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
Pamela Ann "Pam” Hollsten
Hollsten imagePamela Ann (Pam) Hollsten, 53, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Pamela was a native of St. Cloud, MN and was a Yorktown resident since 2002. She graduated from Albany High School in 1980, and earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the College of St. Bens, in St. Joseph, MN in 1984. She served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force for 12 years and was a veteran of Desert Storm. Following her military service, she worked as a certified legal nurse consultant and clinical research coordinator and had her own medical-legal consulting business. Pam enjoyed sailing and travelling with her husband and was active in the Old Point Comfort Yacht Club. She was exceptionally creative and enjoyed arts and crafts and music. Pam was especially devoted to her dogs Kayla, Cody and Juno and volunteered with Animal Aid Society in Hampton, VA. Pam is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Michael T. Hollsten; parents Rosie and Richard Schmainda of St. Cloud, MN; her sister Peggy Eigen (Steve) and their children Lauren and Anna of St. Cloud, MN; her brother Michael Schmainda (Kathleen) and their children Bridget and Matthew of Elm Grove, WI. A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 13, 2015, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Yorktown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Animal Aid Society, P.O. Box 1865, Yorktown, VA 23692 or to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 315 Harris Grove Lane, Yorktown, VA 23693. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Michael Justin Ballard
Ballard imageMichael Justin Ballard, 59, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. He was a native of Poquoson, he retired as a scallop boat captain after a lifetime of commercial fishing. In his retirement, Michael discovered his gift as an artist and enjoyed painting scallop shells. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Mary Rae Ballard, and brother, Sonny Ballard. He is survived by his sisters, Manie Ballard Rollins of Lanexa, and Susan Ballard King of Toano; three aunts; several cousins, nieces, and nephews; and his feline companion, Orion. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 15th, 2-3:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, immediately followed by a gathering of family & friends at the end of Poquoson Avenue (Amory’s Wharf). Memorial contributions may be made to the New Kent Animal Control Pound, 6301 Olivet Church Rd., Providence Forge, VA, 23140. Online condolences to "We will miss our rough, tough, cream puff.”
David A. Carpenter Sr.
Carpenter imageDavid A. Carpenter Sr., 83, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, November 8, 2015. He was a native of Hampton, and a Poquoson resident since the early sixties. Dave began his career as a self-employed roofer/guttering, and was owner/operator of the Poquoson Marina since 1961. He was formerly a member of Pine Chapel Baptist Church, and currently at Victory Church in Poquoson. He loved bird-hunting and fishing. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis E. Sr. & Annie Cox Carpenter; brother, Lewis Carpenter Jr.; and wives, Patricia E. Carpenter and Aurora Powell Carpenter. He is survived by his children, David Carpenter Jr. & wife Susan, Richard Carpenter & wife Anita, Debra Wilson & husband George, and Patricia Topping & husband Wayne; his sister, Shirley Burch; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and ex-wife, Loretta Haney. The family will receive friends Thursday, Nov. 12th, 7-8:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. Dave’s funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 13th, 11:00 AM, at Victory Church by Pastor Jame’ Bolds. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, or to P.A.W.S., P.O. Box 2204, both in Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to
Shirley Ann Holloway
On Sunday, November 8, 2015, God called home one of his angels, Shirley Ann Holloway. Born October 10, 1942, she was the wife of the late Fay R. Holloway Sr., and daughter of the late Howard & Marion Farris. Shirley will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She loved her music and surely will be dancing in heaven. Left to cherish Shirley’s memory are her children, Fay Holloway Jr. (Julie), Sherry Snyder, and Crystal Hogge (Bennie); sister, Brenda Williams (Joy); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her beloved dogs, Minnie and Nimbo. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30-8:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at Crystal’s home, 33 Ridge Road, Poquoson. Shirley’s funeral service will be held Wednesday, 2:00 PM, at the funeral home by Pastor Derek Jones. Interment will follow at Eastern Cemetery, Poquoson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to
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