York County and Poquoson Obituaries
|Melinda "Lindy" Follett Rhea
Melinda Follett "Lindy" Rhea, 63, a native & lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away at home on Saturday, April
11, 2015. She had worked at the Crabcake House, and retired as a Dietary Aide at Dominion Village of Poquoson.
Lindy was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Jerry Wayne Rhea Sr.; parents, Ethel Mae & David Follett Sr.;
sister, Carolyn Jenkins; and brother, David Follett Jr. She is survived by three sons, Dean Rhea (Kim), Danny Rhea
(Dawn), and Jerry Rhea Jr. & wife Valerie; daughter, Tammy Winder (Earl); grandchildren, Kayla Rhea, Amanda Rhea,
Rockey Rhea, Dillon Rhea, Dean Rhea Jr., Nathan Rhea, Nick Rhea, Jennifer Mang, Daniel Rhea Jr., David "Allen"
Hopkins, and Melanie Winder; step-grandchildren, Sam Millner, Chom Mang, and Randy Mang; great-grandchildren,
Bryan, Noah, Brycen, and another on the way; step-great-grandchild, Brandon Millner; sisters, Laura Gibson and Jean
Gibson; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 14, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Claytor
Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at the home. Burial will be private. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Lindy's memory be made for her funeral expenses
to Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA, 23662.
|Travis Cannon Cox
Travis Cannon Cox, 75 passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Travis was from Pitt Co. North Carolina and had been a longtime peninsula
resident. She was a local Librarian for many years before her retirement. She is survived by her husband of 48 years Estille Wayne Cox Jr.; and 2 sisters
Lou Ellen Cannon of Wilmington, NC and Juanita Tyson of Buckhead, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thadeous and Katie
Cannon. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:00am.
Burial will be private.
|Arlen Glenn Taylor
Arlen Glenn Taylor, 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2015. He was formerly of Fayette City, PA, and has been a resident of
Yorktown for the past 6 years. Arlen was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 354 of Latrobe, PA. He is survived by his wife of 52
years, Joyce; his daughter Kelly Baker and her husband Robert of Yorktown; a sister Delores Luzier and her husband Glenn of Arthurdale, PA; and 2
grandchildren, Adam and Hunter. At Arlen's request, services will be private with Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
|Danny B Firth
Danny B. Firth, 61, native of Poquoson, passed away on Sunday, April 5 at his home in Louisa. Danny was the son of
the late Muriel B. Firth of Poquoson. He is survived by his loving wife Sharlene Scruggs Firth of Louisa, Virginia;
daughter Angel Forrest; beloved granddaughter Kaylie Forrest; mother Mazie Firth and sister Donna Armistead all of
Poquoson. Danny was a veteran of the U. S. Army/National Guard and worked in the Nuclear Industry for many
years at North Anna Power Plant. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, April 11, at 11:00 am, at Claytor
Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, Chaplain Angela Ward-Costello presiding. At other times the family will receive
friends at Mazie's home. On line condolences can be sent to claytorrollins.com.
|Joseph "Joe" Paul Mendel
Joseph "Joe" Paul Mendel, Jr, 63, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
Joe was a native of Hampton and was a lifelong peninsula resident. He graduated from Kecoughtan High School class of 1971. Joe
was the owner and operator of former DJ Contracting and Joe Mendel Builders of Yorktown. He was an avid hunter and member of
Moonlight Hunt Club. He also enjoyed fishing and building and riding motorcycles. He was a loving and devoted husband, father,
son, brother and Papa. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph P. Mendel Sr. and Georgette Marie Mendel and his first wife
Dorothy Mendel and a infant daughter, Victoria Mendel. He is survived by his wife of 12 years Laura Michele Mendel; his daughters,
Jennifer Douglas (Graham) of Gloucester, Adrian Johnson (Jason) of Gloucester, Megan Rosa of Newport News, April Dawn Bright
(Mark) of Virginia Beach and Jessica Promersberger (Adam) of Gloucester; a brother, Lloyd Mendel of Hampton; 8 grandchildren,
Kendall "Mendel" Douglas, Kaela Johnson, Evan Johnson, Preston Settle, Collin Brock, Jacob Rosa, Joseph Rosa, Colton Bright and
Carson Promersberger. Special friends Mike Keesee, Jay Kiser and Robert and Susan Long and many others.
A service of celebration will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family
will receive friends following the service. The family would like to give special thank you to the ICU Unit at Mary
Immaculate Hospital for all the care and support to Joe and his family during this time.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughter, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, Va. 23507.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home.
|Margaret Ann Terwilliger
Margaret (TWIG) Ann Terwilliger, 100, passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
Margaret was a native of Estill Springs, TN and a peninsula resident since 1981.
She was a retired nurses aid and a member of Olivet Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Keith A. Terwilliger and is survived
by her son, Greg Terwilliger and his wife Bonnie of Yorktown; 2 grandsons, Ron Terwilliger and his wife Stephanie and Mark Terwilliger and
his wife Barbara and a great-granddaughter, Megan Terwilliger. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Olivet
Christian Church. Memorials may be made to the Olivet Christian Church, 14425 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, VA 23608. Arrangements by
Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
|William Francis O'Neill
William Francis O'Neill, 74, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015.
He was a native of Baltimore, MD and a peninsula resident since 1978. He retired in 1982 from the US Air Force as
SMGT with 23 years of service. Following his retirement he was employed at Langley Air Force Base for the last 33
years as a Technology Specialist.
He is survived by his loving wife Katherine M. O'Neill; his children, Sean M. O'Neill (Connie) of Gloucester, Randall S.
O'Neill of Newport News, Shannon J. O'Neill of Gloucester, Michael W. Gregg of Hampton, Amanda R. Wagner
(Todd) of Hampton and Jeremy A. Gregg of Tucson; 2 sisters, Barbara Rossi and Joan O'Conner both of Baltimore; 7
grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 11, 2015, in the chapel of Amory
Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Association Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street NW,
Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA