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All obituaries are from The Tidewater News, Franklin, Southampton County, Va.



LEONIDAS HALL DOUGHTY

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 04-15-1949, P. 10

  Funeral services for Leonidas Hall Doughty, 88, of 1302 Hawthorne Drive, Oaklette, Norfolk County, who died Sunday afternoon, April 10, at 4:40 o’clock in a Norfolk hospital, were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk, by Rev. L.V. Buckman, pastor of the Oaklette Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. I.L. Liewellyn of the Oceana Methodist Church and Rev. O.D. Poythress, pastor of the South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church. Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park in Berkley. He was a son of the late Joseph B. and Mrs. Sarah Williams Doughty.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willie Copeland Doughty; six sons, J.V. Doughty of Cincinnati, Ohio, L.C. and W.A. Doughty of Franklin, L.W. Doughty of Great Bridge, E.T. Doughty of Norfolk County, and Cecil L. Doughty of Norfolk; two brothers, T.W. Doughty of Princess Anne County; and seven grandchildren.

  Pallbearers at the funeral Tuesday afternoon were Wilson Paxson, Aaron Brown, Ernest Spencer, Irvin Leary, Wilbur Spencer and Franklin Rountree.





THOMAS EUGENE BARRETT

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 01-13-1950, P. 4

  Thomas Eugene Barrett, 64, a native of Southampton County, died January 7, at his residence, 512 Kempsville Road, in Princess Anne County. He was long engaged in the cleaning and pressing business in Norfolk.

  Mr. Barrett was the son of the late Pitt Thomas and Mrs. Arye Hungerford Barrett. A member of the Colonial Avenue Methodist Church, he had lived in the Norfolk section for many years. He was a member of Corinthian Lodge No. 266, A.F.& A.M.

  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Susie Barrett, one son, Thomas E. Barrett, Jr., two brothers, Frank D. and Herbert Barrett, and one sister, Mrs. W.B. Walker, all of Norfolk; also a number of nieces and nephews and many family connections throughout Virginia.

  Funeral services for Mr. Barrett were conducted at two o’clock Monday afternoon at the H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments followed by burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.


WILLIAM EDWARD HOLCOMBE

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 03-17-1950, P. 16

  William Edward Holcombe, 89, longtime resident of Southampton County, died at 9:15 o’clock Thursday morning, March 9, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. G.V. Mountcastle, 1823 Canton Avenue, Campostella Heights, Norfolk.

  He was the son of the late Richard and Mrs. Amanda Holcombe. About 40 years ago he operated a livery business in Courtland. His wife died several years ago.

  A member of Campostella Heights Baptist Church, he had attended the services on Wednesday night preceding his death.

  He is survived by his daughter and one son, J.C. Holcombe of Kansas City, Mo.; two stepsons, R.O. Holcombe and W.N. Holcombe, both of Portsmouth, and four great-grandchildren. He was the uncle of Mrs. Elizabeth Holcombe Edwards of Franklin, Miss Lena Holcombe and C.J. Holcombe of Courtland, and S.V. Holcombe of Baltimore, Md.



ELLA M. VAUGHAN

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 04-28-1950, P. 16

  Mrs. Ella M. Vaughan, 69, a native of Ivor but a long-time resident of Norfolk, died in a Norfolk hospital at 7 o’clock Monday morning, April 24, after a long illness.

  She was a daughter of Frank and Mattie Joyner and wife of the late Frank M. Vaughan.

  Surviving her are two sons, Francis M. Vaughan of Richmond, and Hugh L. Vaughan, principal of Robert E. Lee School, Norfolk; a half-brother, Bennie Joyner of Ivor; and a half-sister, Mrs. Stacy Joyner Bradshaw, also of Ivor.

  Funeral services for Mrs. Vaughan were conducted at a Norfolk funeral home, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.



GUY DIXON CARTER

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 05-19-1950, P. 4

  Guy Dixon Carter, 52, of Norfolk, husband of Mrs. Oda Ward Carter, died at a Norfolk hospital at 6:50 o’clock Tuesday morning, May 16.

  A native of Como, N.C., Mr. Carter at one time resided in Franklin but had made his home in Norfolk for the past 32 years. He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the 29th Division, and was a member of Corinthian Lodge No. 266, A.F. & A.M. , and of the Franklin Baptist Church. For many years he had been  employed by the Virginia Electric & Power Company in Norfolk.

  Besides his wife he is survived by his stepmother, Mrs. Thomas Parker of Branchville, and several cousins.

  Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home in Norfolk, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.



GEORGE IRVING EARNEST

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 06-09-1950, P. 17

  George Irving Earnest,  62, of 101 Windham Road, Belvedere, Norfolk, died in a hospital in that city at 7:30 o’clock Thursday evening, June 1, following an illness of two weeks; duration.

  A native of Hanover County, Mr. Earnest came to Franklin in 1908 to work with the Lytton Manufacturing Company, remaining here until the Company went out of business. He moved to Norfolk 11 years ago. He was a son of the late Alexander Lee and Mrs. Emma Marshall Earnest.

  Mr. Earnest was a member of the Congregational Christian Church and of Franklin Lodge No. 151, A.F. & A.M.

  Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Annie Criag Earnest; a son, George I. Earnest; a granddaughter, Mary Coral Earnest; a sister, Mrs. J. McMullen Griffin; and three brothers, Alexander L. Earnest and Frank Marshall Earnest, both of Norfolk and Clifford H. Earnest of Richmond.

  Funeral services were conducted at the Cox Funeral Home in Norfolk at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon by Rev. W. Millard Stevens, pastor of the Congregational Christian Church, and Rev. Walter F. MacGowan, pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples). Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.



ALEXANDER MARSHALL BROWNLEY

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 06-30-1950, P. 7

  Alexander Marshall Brownley, 62, husband of Nell Jordan Brownley, died at a Norfolk hospital at 6:50 o’clock Thursday afternoon, June 22.

  Mr. Brownley was born in Franklin, the son of the late Alexander M. and Mary Dillard Brownley. His father was the third mayor of Franklin, serving from July 1, 1877, to June 30, 1881. During World War I Mr. Brownley served with the American Expeditionary Force. He had been a resident of Norfolk for the past 45 years.

  He was a member of Ruth Lodge No. 89, A.F.& A.M.; Auld Consistory, Scottish Rite, Khedive Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. ; and the American Legion. He was employed in the public works department at the Naval Base, and resided in the Bedford Apartment on 35th Street, Norfolk.

  Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Louise Brownley Parker of Norfolk; a sister, Mrs. W.W. Smith of Franklin; a brother, George D. Brownley of Norfolk; and two grandchildren.

  Funeral services for Mr. Brownley were conducted at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home in Norfolk on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. Moultrie Guerry, D.D., rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Members of American Legion Post No. 36 attended in a body. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


RACHEL VIRGINIA HARMON

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 02-09-1951, P. 14

  Rachel Virginia Harmon, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Lee Harmon of Franklin, died at the home on Norfleet Street on Thursday afternoon, February 1, after an illness of several months.

  She is survived by her parents and one brother, Thomas Lee Harmon.

  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the grave in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth.



AMY EUGENIA HARRIS HARRIS

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 05-25-1951, P. 14

  Funeral services for Mrs. Amy Eugenia Harris, 70, whose death occurred at 10:20 o’clock Sunday morning, May 20, at the residence, 1407 Monterey Avenue, Norfolk, were held at the Holloman-Brown Funeral Home on Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock.

  Mrs. Harris, the widow of John Z. Harris, was formerly of Branchville, having lived there for nearly 30 years. She had made her home in Norfolk for the past 16 years with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Harrell. She was a member of the Larchmont Methodist Church in Norfolk.

   The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ross Harris of Seaboard, N.C.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. R.D. Vick, Sr., of Branchville and Miss Mary Harris of Seaboard; three brothers, M.L. Harris of Portsmouth and S.S. and L.L. Harris of Seaboard; two daughters, Miss Georgia Harris and Mrs. Martin Harrell of Norfolk; and two grandchildren, Emmy Lou and John Martin Harrell of Norfolk.

  After the services in Norfolk, the remains were taken to Beechwood Cemetery, Boykins, for interment at 2 o’clock.



JAMES ROBERT DODSON

THE TIDEWATER NEWS 0 03-02-1951, P. 16

  Funeral services for James Robert Dodson, 68, for 35 years an active participant in the livestock business in Norfolk, and who died unexpectedly Saturday, February 24, at the residence in that city, were conducted at the Cox Funeral Home, Norfolk, on Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

  A native of Mecklenburg County, he had been a resident of Norfolk for more than 50 years. His late parents were Harvey Laird and Mrs. Molly Evelyn Hardy Dodson.

  He was a member of the Board of Stewards of Epworth Methodist Church and of the Wesleymen. He was a member also of Norfolk Lodge No., 1, A.F. & A.M.

  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Gillette Dodson; four daughters, Mrs. Seth F. Nottingham, Mrs. Conrad N. Plyler, Mrs. William D. Truitt and Miss Frances E. Dodson, all of Norfolk; two sons, James R. Dodson, Jr., of Chicago, Ill. and Dr. William P.G. Dodson of Norfolk; eight grandchildren; and one brother, W.B. Dodson of Richmond.



MARTHA "PATTIE" PALATINE CARR BABB

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 04-27-1951, P. 7

  Mrs. Martha Pattie Carr Babb, 69, widow of Sidney Babb and daughter of the late Samuel Henry and Texie Ann Carr, died in a Norfolk Hospital on Monday, April 23, at 1:35 a.m.

  She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. J.R. Boyette of Franklin, Mrs. William Darden of Carrsville, Mrs. Josie C. Harrison of Norfolk, and Mrs. L.M. Byrd of Portsmouth; and a brother, Samuel Paul Carr of Franklin.

  Mrs. Babb was a native of Isle of Wight County and had resided in Norfolk for the past 38 years. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

  Funeral services were conducted at the Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Norfolk, on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock by Rev. J.E. Sandridge, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, and Rev. A.B. Blount of the ---- Baptist Church.

  Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Active pallbearers were. C.E. Carr. H.C. Duke, Jr., W.H. Harrison, Jr., F.W. Harrison and W.N. Howell.

*There was a line thru part of this obit.



HENDERSON THATCH HEDICK

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 09-28-1951, P. 4

  Henderson Thatch Hedrick, 77, a former resident of Franklin, died in a Norfolk hospital at 4:15 o’clock Sunday morning, September 23, after a brief illness.

  A native of Chowan County, N.C., he resided for several years in Franklin, where he was connected with the Merchants & Farmers Bank. He also married a Franklin girl, the former Miss Lucy Pretlow, who preceded him to the grave, They had one son, Henderson T. Hedrick, Jr., who died a few months ago.

  Mr. Hedrick moved with his family to Norfolk in 1908, where he was long connected with the Colonna Ship Yard as secretary-treasurer. He was a member of Freemason Street Baptist Church.

  Surviving him is a niece, Mrs. Beulah  Spence of Norfolk.

  Funeral services for Mr. Hedrick were conducted at the H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Dr. Sparks W. Melton, pastor of Freemason Street Baptist Church. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.



CLARA VIRGINIA HARRIS HOLLAND

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 11-30-1951, P. 3

  Mrs. Clara Virginia Holland, 75, widow of Gurney Holland, died after a long illness at 9:20 o’clock Wednesday night, November 21, at the home in Portsmouth of her son, Irving L. Holland.

  The deceased was a native of Boykins, the daughter of the late Edwin and Mrs. Sarah Matthews Harris, and had made her home in Portsmouth for the past 20 years.

  In addition to her son she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Pierce of Norfolk; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. B.E. Felts of Norfolk.

  Mrs. Holland was a member of the Fifth Avenue Methodist Church in West Norfolk.

  Funeral services were held at the Snellings Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Olive Branch Cemetery.



ALTHA MAY BATES COLLINS

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 12-07-1951, P. 12

  Mrs. Altha May Collins, 65, widow of Luther H. Collins, died at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon, November 23, in a Portsmouth hospital after a long illness.

  A native of Newberry, S.C., she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Mrs. Mary Ellen Bates; and she had lived in this section for the past 35 years.

  Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. S.C. Thigpen of Franklin, Mrs. E.L. Bostick of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Anthoney Massa of Buffalo, N.Y., and Mrs. L.H. Williams and Mrs. J.C. Thompson, both of Portsmouth; three sons, John L. Collins of Washington, D.C., George T. Collins of Baltimore, Md., and T.R. Collins of Norfolk; and 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

  The deceased was a member of the Fourth Street Baptist Church in Portsmouth.

  Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, November 25, at the Fourth Street Baptist Church, followed by interment in Olive Branch Cemetery.



BESSIE ROSE PRINCE SEBRELL

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 06-15-1951, P. 10

  Mrs. Bessie Prince Sebrell of Richmond, widow of John N. Sebrell, Jr., former Norfolk City Attorney, died in a Richmond hospital at 3:30 o’clock Friday afternoon, June 8, after a brief illness.

  She was the daughter of the late Judge Joseph B. Prince and Martha Frances Prince, and was a native of Courtland. She had lived in Norfolk many years before moving to Richmond. A former member of Christ and St. Luke Episcopal Church in Norfolk, she was a member of St. Paul’s Church, Richmond, and of the Woman’s Club of Richmond.

  Surviving are two sons, John N. Sebrell, 3d, of Richmond and Joseph Prince Sebrell of Charlotte, N.C.; two nieces, Mrs. William Byrd of Harrisonburg and Mrs. Julian Trimmer of Richmond; and three nephews, Thomas E. Sebrell of Alexandria, Russell Sebrell of Richmond, and Joseph B. Prince, Jr., James N. Bell, William O. Bristow, Alan G. Burrow and A.T. Turnbull.

  Franklin relatives who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Moyler and Miss Rebe Moyler.

*Buried in Elmwood Cem., Norfolk, Va.




HERBERT HOLLAND BABB

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 08-17-1951, P. 4

  Herbert Holland Babb, 53, died suddenly about 8 o’clock Wednesday night, August 8, at 411 E. Freemason Street, his residence in Norfolk.

  A native of Southampton County, he had resided in Norfolk for the past 29 years. He was a son of the late Dr. Benjamin F. Babb and Mrs. Lula Mae Raiford Babb of Ivor.

  He is survived by three brothers, C.W. Babb of Norfolk and B.F. and S.H. Babb of Ivor; three sisters, Mrs. L.G. Conner of Norfolk, Mrs. B. White of Suffolk and Mrs. Gordon Smith of Richmond; and a stepmother, Mrs. B.F. Babb of Ivor.

  Funeral services for Mr. Babb were held at the Corinth Meetinghouse on Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock, followed by burial in the Ivor Cemetery. The pallbearers were Herman Barnes, John E. Babb, L.H. Babb, John C. Bradshaw, William Neave, Fred Raiford, Joseph C. Raiford and Johnny Stephenson.



ELIZABETH SUE CRUMPLER RIDDLE

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 11-09-1951, P. 13

  Mrs. Elizabeth Sue Crumpler Riddle, 53, wife of Paul H. Riddle of Norfolk, died early Sunday morning, November 4, after an illness of several years’ duration.

  She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Caroline Bradshaw Crumpler of this county. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Sue Wunner of Norfolk; one grandson, Timothy J. Wunner of Norfolk; and two brothers, Charlie D. Crumpler of Franklin and Crawford Crumpler of Norfolk.

  Last rites for Mrs. Riddle were conducted at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Sycamore Baptist Church by the pastor, Rev. L.M. Kanipe, followed by interment in the church cemetery.

  Pallbearers were Jack L. Brown and Griffin Hall of Norfolk, Dewey Sanderford and S.D. Bryant of Raleigh, N.C., and Emmett Drake and Vance Vaughan of Franklin.


ARTHUR BLOUNT WESTBROOK

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 03-16-1951, P. 15

  Arthur Blount Westbrook, 74, of River Park, Portsmouth, died at 10:40 o’clock Friday morning, March 2, in a Portsmouth hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Mrs. Lillian Cole Westbrook, and served as justice of the peace in Tyler Ward.

  A native of Drewryville, the deceased had made his home in Portsmouth for the past 55 years. He was the son of the late James Edwin and Mrs. Sarah McLemore Westbrook.

  Besides his wife the deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George A. Johnson and Mrs. Edward A. Orenduff of Portsmouth; three sons, James A. Westbrook of Milwaukee, Wis., and Holton P. Westbrook and William B. Westbrook of Portsmouth; one brother, Hugh L. Westbrook of Franklin; three sisters, Mrs. Rosser L. Cobb and Mrs. Otis M. Joyner of Courtland and Mrs. E.E. Duncan of Waverly; and ten grandchildren.

  Mr. Westbrook was a member of Monumental Methodist Church.

  Funeral services were held at the Snellings Funeral Home, Portsmouth, on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery.



HENRY BEALE LAWRENCE

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 05-11-1951, P. 4

  Henry Beale Lawrence, 54, a former resident of Franklin, died suddenly Saturday morning, May 5, as the result of injuries received in a fire at his home in Portsmouth.

  Mr. Lawrence had been confined to his bed by illness for several days prior to the accident, and about 4 o’clock on the morning of his death had been given some medicine by his wife, who occupied an adjoined room.

  Awakened later by the smell of smoke, Mrs. Lawrence summoned the firemen, who responded to the call at 5:50 o’clock. On entering the smoke-filled bedroom, the firemen found Mr. Lawrence unconscious on the bed with the mattress ablaze.

  Carried to the King’s Daughters Hospital in an ambulance, Mr. Lawrence was pronounced dead on arrival.

  The accident victim was a native of Nansemond County and had lived for the past ten years in Portsmouth, where he was engaged in the insurance business. He had been in poor health for some months.

  Besides his wife, Mrs. Marion Cain Lawrence, he is survived by a son, Henry B. Lawrence, Jr., also of Portsmouth; a daughter, Mrs. H.W. Sellers of Pass Christian, Miss.: a granddaughter; his mother, Mrs. Jonas E. Lawrence of Franklin; and two sisters, Mrs. Delbert F. Brown of Richmond and Miss Helen Lawrence of Franklin.

  Funeral services were conducted at the Snellings Funeral Home in Portsmouth on Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, followed by burial in Olive Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers were associates of Mr. Lawrence in the insurance business.


WILLIE ESTELLE DOUGHTY

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 09-02-1949, P. 10

  Mrs. Willie Estelle Doughty, 76, of Oaklette, Norfolk County, died at the residence at 2:10 o’clock Tuesday  morning, August 30, after an illness of one year.

  She was a native of Sunflower County, Miss., and had resided in Tidewater Virginia for the past 58 years.

  Mrs. Doughty was the daughter of the late Willie C. and Elizabeth Mills Copeland, and the widow of Leonidas Hall Doughty. She became a member of the Oaklett Methodist Church 58 years ago, and was an active member of its missionary society and its ladies aid society.

  Surviving her are six sons, J.B. Doughty of Cincinnati, Ohio, L.C. Doughty and W.A. Doughty of Franklin, Cecil L. Doughty and E.P. Doughty of Norfolk, and L.W. Doughty of Great Bridge; a brother, Eugene B. Copeland of Indianola, Miss.; and seven grandchildren.

  Funeral services for Mrs. Doughty of the Oaklette Methodist Church will be at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon, followed by burial in Riverside Memorial Park.

*The last paragraph was very scrambled so I tried to rewrite it.



LIVY TALMADGE WEST

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 09-16-1949, P. 9

  Livy Talmadge West, 57, died Friday, September 9, at the residence, 909 Ellwood St., Campostella, Norfolk, after an illness of six months. A native of Southampton County, he had lived in Norfolk for the past 23 years. He was a member of Campostella Heights Baptist Church.

  He was the son of the late George W. and Lou Gay West of this county.

  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Regina Duke West, and a daughter, Mrs. L.F. Hurst, both of Norfolk, and a son, S-Sgt. Ray E. West, AUB; four sisters, Mrs. P.M. Raiford of Ivor, Mrs. E.P. Lowe of Franklin, and Mrs. I.D. Drewry and Mrs. A.E. Drewry of Zuni; three grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services were conducted at four o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Campostella Heights Baptist Church by Rev. James Agnew and Rev. E.G. Sandridge, followed by interment in Riverside Memorial Park, Berkley. The many floral tributes gave evidence of the high esteem in which he was held.

  The active pallbearers were J.A. Holland, J.A. Duke, J.S. Carr, A.J. Holt, E.V. Brown, W.E. Duke, J.S. Wilson and H.J. Duke.

*I also have him marked in Rosemont Cem., Sedley, Southampton Co., Va.



JAMES ROBERT TURNER

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 10-14-1949, P. 3

  James Robert Turner, 86, of 1812 Montclair Avenue, Campostella, died at a Norfolk hospital at 10:30 o’clock Thursday morning, October 6, after an illness of a year. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Turner, he was a native of Franklin, but had resided in Norfolk for the past 25 years. He was a member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Drewryville.

  His wife was the late Mrs. Annie Crumpler Turner. Surviving him are two sons, Robert S. Turner, Sr., of Norfolk and Gus C. Turner of Suffolk; one daughter, Mrs. E.J. Warrington of Norfolk; and 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held at the Sykes Funeral Home, Berkley, at 3:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, followed by burial in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.



LUCIE PRETLOW HEDRICK

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 10-14-1949, P. 9

  Mrs. Lucie Pretlow Hedrick, 74, a former resident of Franklin, died at six o’clock Tuesday morning, October 11, in a Norfolk hospital.

  She was a native of this county, the daughter of the late Dr. Thomas J. Pretlow and Mrs. Nannie Massenburg Pretlow. She had resided in Norfolk for about 40 years.

  Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Henderson T. Hedrick, Jr., of Norfolk, and two sisters, Mrs. J.L. McLemore and Miss Annie M. Pretlow of Norfolk.

  Funeral services for Mrs. Hedrick were conducted from the H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk, at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon by Rev. John H. Pearson, pastor of Ghent Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Hedrick was a member. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.



WALTER LEE VICK

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 08-26-1949, P. 4

  Walter Lee Vick, 73, died suddenly Sunday morning, August 21, at the residence in Norfolk of his daughter, Mrs. Ray P. Edwards.

  The deceased was a native of Southampton County and had been a resident of Norfolk for six years. For many years he was associated with the Surry Lumber Company at Dendron.

  Besides his daughter, Mrs. Edwards, he is survived by a brother, A. Floyd Vick of Courtland; three sisters, Miss Mary Vick and Mrs. Herbert Joyner of Courtland and Mrs. H.A. Branch of Wakefield; and a granddaughter, Miss Barbara Rhea Edwards of Norfolk.

  Funeral services for Mr. Vick were conducted Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home in Norfolk, followed by burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.



ROBERT ASHBY SEBRELL

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 01-23-1969, SECT. II, P. 8

  NORFOLK – A funeral service for Robert Ashby Sebrell was conducted Monday at 11:30 a.m. in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk, by the Rev. Roger C. Snyder. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.

  Pallbearers were James H. Parker, William E. Meissel, Charles E. Bell, Joseph Berryman, Robert Schonk and John N. Sebrell, Jr.

  Sebrell, 100, of 11112 Redgate Ave., a retired New England Mutual Insurance Co. official, died Saturday.

  A native of Sebrell, he was the husband of Mrs. Ione Young Sebrell and a son of James Edward and Mrs. Ann Maria Bell Sebrell.

  He spent most of his life in Norfolk.

  Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John W. Langston of Norfolk, and two grandchildren.



BENJAMIN POPE WOODARD

THE TIDEWATER NEWS - 02-03-1969, P. 6

  NORFOLK – A funeral service for Benjamin Pope Woodard was conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Cox Funeral Home, Norfolk, by Dr. Owen T. Kelly of Epworth United Methodist Church. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

  Pallbearers were J.D. Woodard Jr., Dr. Prince B. Woodard, Sam Pope, George Prince, Eppa Prince, J.E. Hood, Paul Camp Marks, and Garland Barnes.

  Woodard, 91, of 4609 Colonial Ave., died in his home Wednesday at 3 p.m.

  A native of Southampton County, he lived here 53 years. He was the husband of Mrs. Virginia Drewry Woodard and a son of Jefferson Jones and Mrs. Sally Dudley Woodard.

  He was a retired clerk of Norfolk-Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad.

  He was a member of Epworth Methodist Church. After early schooling in Southampton County, he attended Randolph Macon Academy and graduated from Randolph Macon College.

  Besides his widow, surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Herman M. Pate of Norfolk, Mrs. Warren M. Miller of Arlington, and Mrs. Claude F. Vanderbery of Norfolk; a brother, James Dudley Woodard of Courtland; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.



CATHERINE GRIFFIN PILAND

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 03-06-1969, P. 3

  NORFOLK – A funeral service for Mrs. Catherine Griffin Piland was conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside by the Rev. Norman Bennett of Azalea Baptist Church. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

  Mrs. Piland, 41, of 2213 Monty Court, Larrymore Acres, the wife of Calvin R. Piland and a daughter of Walter Griffin and Mrs. Sadie Vincent Griffin Smith, died in a hospital Friday at 1:45 p.m.

  A native of Southampton County, she lived in Norfolk 30 years.

  She was a member of Azalea Baptist Church, Woman’s Missionary Society, and Lydia Bible Class and a former Sunday school teacher.

  Besides her husband, she is survived by her stepfather, Robert Smith of Newport News; three sons, Edwin Piland, Walter Piland, and Roger Piland of Norfolk; and a sister, Mrs. Esther Piland of Margarettsville, N.C.


MARY SUE JORDAN

THE TIDEWATER NEWS – 07-24-1969, P. 8

  A funeral service for Miss Mary Sue Jordan was conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in High Street United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert D. Fridley. Burial was in Good Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Great Bridge, with W.J.M. Holland & Sons Funeral Home in charge.

  Pallbearers were Story Cutchins, Herbert M. Lewis, G. Hinson Parker, Leonard R. Black, Elle Bailey, John Lee Johnson, Bruce Johnson and Hudson Lankford.

  Miss Jordan, 74, died Sunday in a hospital.

  A native of Norfolk County, she had lived in Franklin for the past 15 years. She was president of her Sunday school class and a member of Pace Circle of the Women’s Society of Christian Service in High Street Methodist Church.

   Surviving are an aunt and several cousins.