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York County and Poquoson Obituaries
Gary "Goodie” Goodrich
Goodrich imageGary "Goodie” Goodrich, 64, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. He was a graduate of Bethel High School, and worked at Horne Bros. Shipyard, Newport News, for many years. Goodie was a member of the Hampton Roads Harley owners group, "Hog Chapter”, since 2000. He was a proud "certified” Girl Scout Leader, and loved hunting, fishing, and camping. Goodie was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Hartwell & Mildred Goodman Goodrich. He is survived by his daughters, Penny Whittaker & husband Travis of Newport News, and Samantha Ann Lowe & husband Richard Jr. of Norfolk; three grandchildren; sisters, Karen G. Smith & husband Dr. Lloyd of Goldsboro, NC, and Susan Adelle Brown & husband Arvin of Quinton, VA; brother, Kevin T. Goodrich of Isle of Wight, VA; and mother of Penny, Estelle Taft. A Celebration of Goodie’s life will be held Friday, July 17, 2015, 1:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A procession will follow to Estelle’s home where family and friends are invited for a reception. Online condolences to In the spirit of Goodie, "Live To Ride, and Ride To Live.”
Kevin Scott Harris
Harris imageKevin Scott Harris, 40, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Kevin was a native of Vineland, NJ and former resident of Wilmington, NC before moving to Yorktown in 2011. He was a graduate of Laney High School and retired from the U S Navy in 2013 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club. He is survived by his wife of 6 years AnJanette Harris; a daughter, Sean Renee Harris of Suffolk; his mother, Susan C. Harris; a sister, Debi Harris and a brother Keith Harris all of Wilmington, NC. A celebration service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 25, 2015 the Chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, with Rev. David Hampton officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Aplastic Anemia and MDS, 100 Park Ave Suite 108, Rockville, MD 20850. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Kenneth R. Dickerson
Dickerson imageKenneth R. Dickerson, 70, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. Kenneth was a native of Washington, NC and was a Seaford resident since 1980. He retired from the Naval Weapons Station after 31 years of service, and was also employed at Joint Forces Command in Suffolk for 13 years. Kenneth also served his country for 6 years in the U S Army Reserves. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Bessie Dickerson and a brother, Larry Dickerson. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce Dickerson; a son Daniel Dickerson and his wife Edie; a daughter Angela Ryan and her husband Jody; grandchildren Anne Marie Whitcomb and her husband Tim, James Dickerson, Luke Paitsel, Matthew Dickerson and Dylan Ryan. He is also survived by his extended family, Jamie, Jason(Amber), Jennifer and Josh Nolder; Great grandson Brandon Whitcomb; and brother, Wayne Dickerson and his wife Julia. Kenneth was a member of Seaford Baptist Church for many years where he has enjoyed Christian fellowship with countless others. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, July 20, 2015, in Seaford Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Howard officiating. A reception will follow the service with burial at 1:00PM in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Seaford Baptist Church, 1311 Seaford Road, P.O. Box 207, Seaford, VA 23696. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Katherine Goff Morgan
Morgan imageKatherine Goff Morgan moved from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Katherine was born in Newport News, VA in 1930 and resided in Yorktown since 1975. She graduated from Warwick High School in 1947 and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church for over 30 years. She retired as an Administrative Officer from Fort Monroe in 1989. Katherine was preceded in death by her husbands Jim Goff and Frank Morgan; her sister Virginia Williams and a grandson Ernest Miller. She is survived by one son, Doug Wells of Hampton; one daughter, Sondra Miller of Franklin, NC; 2 grandsons, Eric and Kyle Wells; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Riley. She is also survived by 3 great-grandsons, Frankie Espada and Jordan and Christian Snead; brother-in-law Jack Williams and nephews Tom and Jay Williams. She also leaves special friends Celesta Hogge, Becky Morrell, Iris Selden, Lena Buchanan, Nancy Farley, Dena Wood, Carolyn Skinner and Helen Simms. A Celebration of Katherine's home going will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, July 19, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Katherine loved all her friends and they loved her. It was her request that you remember her with love. Our thanks to James River Convalescent Center for their excellent care, especially June, Tina, Princess and Tara. You helped her through a troubling time and she loved you for it. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association , 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Margaret J. Furcht
Furcht imageMargaret J. Furcht, 90, passed away on July 13, 2015. Margaret, a native of Texas, was currently living at Dominion Village in Poquoson. She loved attending her church, Poquoson Baptist. Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Furcht. She is survived by her three children, Richard Furcht of Texas, Cynthia Callahan of Colorado, and Katherine O'Neill of Poquoson; fourteen grandchildren; and, nineteen great-grandchildren. Margaret and Raymond loved family and had numerous other children and grandchildren they lovingly claimed as their own. A Celebration of Margaret's life will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015, 3:00 PM, at Poquoson Baptist Church, 283 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson. Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas, on July 27, 2015. Online condolences to
Teresa "Terry” Firman
After a long courageous battle with cancer, Teresa "Terry" Firman, 52, passed away peacefully at home, July 17, 2015, with her family by her side. Terry was a lifelong resident of Poquoson. Terry is preceded in death by her grandparents, Ruth and Ray Outland, and Ruby Pearl Shelton; and, grandson, Daniel Ray Firman. She is survived by her loving husband of thirty-six years, Tracy Firman; children, Joel Firman (Jessica), and Shannon Trimble and husband Russell; grandchildren, Zachery Bryant, Caleb Dudley, Jacob Bryant, and Hailey Dudley; parents, Ronnie and Jeannie Evans; and "fur babies" Trio and Andrew. A Celebration of Terry's life will be held 2:00 pm, Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Woman's Club, 9 Cedar Road, Poquoson, led by Pastor Buddy Chapman. At other times the family will receive friends at Tracy's and Terry's home. Contributions to help with Terry's funeral expenses may be made to Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, VA, 23662 and the American Cancer Society , 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A 102, Newport News, VA, 23606. Online condolences to "Terry was outspoken, strong, lively, loving, and giving, a friend to all and loved by all. She loved her Lord."


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