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MARGARITE "RITA" HAGENBURGER JOYNER THE VIRGINIAN PILOT - 05-16-2010

  Portsmouth - Rita Margarite Hagenburer Joyner, 84, of Warren Drive, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010 in a local hospital. She was July 3, 1925 in Mannheim, Germany to the late Jacob and Anna Hagenburger. Rita retired as a middle school teacher of the Chesapeake Public Schools after more than 25 years of service. In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Joyner, Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mary A. Tebault and husband Stephen; a sister, Franziska Anton; two grandchildren, Stephanie Ann Hobaugh and husband John and Julie Lee Tebault and fiance' Thomas Stone; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob Stephen Hobaugh and Sophie Jordan Hobaugh. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 17, in St. Therese Catholic Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Jim Gordon. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, today from 3 to 5 p.m. 

JOSEPH EARL JOYNER THE VIRGINIAN PILOT - 07-13-1988

CHESAPEAKE - Joseph Earl Joyner, Sr., 73, of the 4200 block of Coffman Blvd., a retired carman, died July 11, 1988 in a Portsmouth hospital.

  Mr. Joyner, a native of Portsmouth, retired from Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Co. after 40 years and later worked at  J.N.B. Funiture and Auctioning Services, Portsmouth. He was a member of First friends Church, Portsmouth, and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen.

  Survivors include his wife, Joyce Odom Joyner; a son, Joseph E. Joyner, Jr. of Portsmouth; three sisters, Margarette J. Umphlett of Newport News and Alice J. Griffin and Evelyn J. Lewin, both of Portsmouth and four grandchildren.

WILEY JUNIUS JOYNER VIRGINIAN PILOT - 02-09-1949

  At his residence, 418 1/2 Glasgow Street, Portsmouth, Va., Monday, February 7, 1949, at 10:30 p.m., WILEY JUNIUS JOYNER, husband of the late Mrs. Rosa Lee Joyner. Funeral services will be held Thursday Afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Snellings Funeral Home. Friends and acquaintances invited at attend. Interment in Olive Branch Cemetery.



CORA ELLEN BATCHELOR JOYNER THE VIRGINIAN PILOT - 08-13-1945

  In a Portsmouth, Va., hospital, Saturday, August 11, 1945, at 5:35 p.m., Mrs. Cora Ellen Joyner, wife of Mathew Haywood Joyner and daughter of the late Richard and Mrs. Mary Abernathy Batchelor. Funeral services will be held this Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at Snellings Funeral Home. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.



GEORGE GARLAND JOYNER THE VIRGINIAN PILOT - 05-30-1949

  In a Norfolk, Va., hospital at 1:50 a.m., Sunday May 29, 1949, George G. Joyner, 59, husband of Mrs. Muriel West Joyner, of 1901 Des Moines Avenue, Portsmouth. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Snellings Funeral Home. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.



WILLIAM RICHARD JOYNER THE VIRGINIAN PILOT - 10-25-1938

At a Newport News hospital, Monday morning, October 24, 1938, at 5:10 o'clock, William Richard Joyner, age 57 years, son of the late William Henry
and Mrs. Mason Monford Joyner. Funeral service will be conducted this (Wednesday) afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Snellings Funeral Home, High Street and Fifth Avenue. Friends and acquaintances invited to attend. Interment in Olive Branch Cemetery.

PORTSMOUTH FUNERALS

WILLIAM RICHARD JOYNER THE VIRGINIAN PILOT - 10-25-1938

  William Richard Joyner, 57, son of the late William Henry and Mrs. Mason Monford Joyner, who died Monday morning at a hospital in Newport News, will be buried this afternoon in Olive Branch Cemetery. Funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 o'clock at the Snellings Funeral Home.



GRACIE MAY McCAULEY JOYNER THE VIRGINIAN PILOT - 07-29-1972

  CHESAPEAKE - Mrs. Gracie May Joyner, 76, of 4228 Coffman Blvd. died Friday at 9:25 a.m. in a Portsmouth hospital.

  A native of Richmond, she lived here 60 years.

  She was the widow of John Ernest Joyner and a daughter of Joseph and Mrs. Emma McDowell McCauley.

  She was a member of First Friends Church.

  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Margarette Umphlett of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Alice griffin and Mrs. Evelyn Lewis of Portsmouth; two sons, Joseph E. Joyner of Chesapeake and George C. Joyner of Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Clyde Miles of Richmond; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

  A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in First Friends Church by the Rev. Bryan C. Teague. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. Snellings Funeral Home has charge.

JOHN ERNEST JOYNER THE VIRGINIAN PILOT - 11-21-1949

  John Ernest Joyner, 66, husband of Mrs. Grace M. Joyner, of 204 Pinners Avenue, died at his residence yesterday at 8 a.m.

  He was a native of Southampton County, and was the son of the late John Thomas Joyner and Mrs. Eliza Beale Joyner.

  He had lived here 40 years. He was a retired carman of the Seaboard Line Shops and was a member of the First Friends Church and local No. 188, brotherhood of Railroad Carmen of America.

  Besides his wife, Mr. Joyner is survived by three daughters, Mrs. I.C. Umphlett, Mrs. Eugene Griffin and Mrs. William Lewin, all of Portsmouth; two sons, Joseph E. Joyner, of Portsmouth, and George C. Joyner, of Wilmington, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Geneva Emery, of the old Suffolk Boulevard, Norfolk County.

  The body was taken to the Snellings Funeral Home and will be removed to the First Friends Church from the funeral Home at 1 p.m., Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.

WILLIAM JUDSON "WILLIE" JOYNER THE VIRGINIAN PILOT - 11-11-1951, SECT. II, P. 10

  William J. Joyner, 64, died yesterday at 1 a.m. in Portsmouth hospital after a long illness.

  A native of Dinwiddie County, he had resided in Portsmouth 30 years, lately at 616 Armstrong Street.

  He was employed as civilian policeman at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was the husband of Mrs. Irma B. Joyner. He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 37, Portsmouth, of Seaboard Lodge 56, A.F.& A.M. Mount Horeb Royal Arch Chapter 11, and of the Red Men.

  An Army veteran of World War I, he attained the rank of major.

  Surviving, besides his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Verla Ellis, of Portsmouth; two sons, William J. Joyner of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Garland L. Joyner of Portsmouth; two sisters, Mrs. Burt De Shazor, of Blackstone, and Mrs. C.B. Davis, of Church Road; two brothers, Joseph M. Joyner, of Portsmouth and Robert Joyner of Washington and six grandchildren.

  The body was removed to the Snelling Funeral Home.




ELLWOOD J. "SONNY" JOYNER JR. Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - Saturday, January 18, 2003

CHESAPEAKE - Ellwood J. ''Sonny'' Joyner Jr., 61, of the 1800 block of Butternut Court, died Jan. 14, 2003. Mr. Joyner is survived by his son, Ellwood J. Joyner III; daughter, Ann Marie VanTichelt and husband, Mike; and three grandchildren, Bethany, Samantha and Tyler Joyner.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Olive Branch Cemetery in Portsmouth. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to 1976 S. Military Highway No. 74, Chesapeake, VA 23320. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Edition: FINAL

Page: B6

Copyright (c) 2003 The Virginian-Pilot



BERNARD WINGATE JOYNER Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - Wednesday, April 17, 1996

Bernard W. Joyner, 85, formerly of Kinston, N.C., died April 16, 1996, in his residence.

He was a retired locomotive engineer for Seaboard Coastline Railroad where he had worked for 44 years. He was a native of Bertie County, N.C.

He is survived by his wife, Louise D. Joyner; two daughters, Marilyn Andrews of Goldsboro, N.C., and Esther and her husband, Robert R. Briner, of Virginia Beach; son, John K. Joyner of Stuart, Fla.; two sisters, Katherine Tanner and Virginia DeBerry, both of Portsmouth; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday by the Rev. Moss W. Armistead in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Highway Chapel, is in charge.

Edition: FINAL

Page: B4

Copyright (c) 1996 The Virginian-Pilot



LOUISE DOWNS JOYNER THE VIRGINIAN PILOT - 02-12-2004

  Louise Downs Joyner, 94, passed away Feb. 10, 2004, in Bayside Health Care.

  A native of Gates County, N.C., Mrs. Joyner was the daughter of the late Denny and Emma Downs and the widow of Bernard W. Joyner. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was loved by all who knew her.

  She is survived by her two daughters, Marilyn Andrew of Portland, Ore. and Esther Briner and her husband Capt. Robert Briner, U.S. Navy retired of Virginia Beach; and a son, John K. Joyner of Stuart, Fla.  She is also survived by her sister, Emily D. Phillips of Raleigh, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Laura Sansevere, Tim Joyner, Denise Long, Elizabeth Briner, Jackie Oaks, Bryan Oaks and Barry Oaks; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson, Bobby Briner; two borthers, Earl and Milton; and a sister, Frances.

  A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Olive Branch Cemetery with the Rev. Jonathan Bennett officiating. The family will receive friends at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, today from 7 to 9 p.m.








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