Obituaries

Ruby B. Griggs

December 3, 2021

Ruby B. Griggs, 90, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021. She is predeceased in death by her parents, James A. and Lula K. Briggs and her husband, Charles H. Griggs and son, Charles D. Griggs; 4 sisters, Sally Kincaid, Mary Wiggins, Dixie Boyd and Erma Weaver and her brothers, Howard and William Briggs.

Mrs. Griggs was a lifelong member of...

Arthur Garry Whitehead

November 28, 2021

Arthur Garry Whitehead, 66, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021. He was the son of the late Arthur Crumpler Whitehead and Sally Garris Whitehead. He was predeceased by his brothers William Whitehead and Mack Whitehead and his faithful companion Trixie.

Garry loved and provided for his family and was a devoted and hard worker. He was trusted and revered by the...

Brenda Joyce Oiler

November 27, 2021

Mrs. Brenda Joyce Oiler, age 80, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2021 surrounded by family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Brenda Oiler was born on July 25, 1941 and cared deeply for helping and serving others. She was a nurse for over 30 years and worked at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio and Chaves County in...

Aubrey Hunter Holland

November 27, 2021

Aubrey Hunter Holland, 70, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Norfolk Sentara Heart Hospital. Aubrey was born to the late Clifton Hunter and June Moore Holland on April 21, 1951. After high school, he attended Frederick College (now Tidewater Community College), but his attendance was interrupted by his enlistment in the US Navy in...

Shirley Little Bishop

November 27, 2021

Shirley Little Bishop, 86, died Sat. Nov. 27, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Samuel Little and Bernice Dvorak Little. She was predeceased by her husband James Douglas Bishop, son Ronald D. Bishop, and grandson Stephen D. Bishop.

Shirley graduated from Waverly High School, Waverly VA and she retired from American Greetings as a Retail Card Merchandiser.

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Eva Jane Livesay

November 27, 2021

Eva Jane Livesay, age 68 died peacefully on her birthday, November 27, 2021, in Petersburg, Virginia.

Eva was born on November 27 in 1953 in Surry Virginia to Mary Crowder and Andrew Livesay; pre-deceased by her step-sister Frances Livesay. Eva grew up in Surry County and graduated from Surry County Academy.

She is survived by her brother Johnny Livesay (Debra); sisters...

Donald Roy Hinkey

November 24, 2021

Donald R. Hinkey, 79, of Carrollton, Va formerly of Ohio, passed away on November 24, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ellsworth and Vera Hinkey; sister, Doris Nuckols.

Donald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia E. Hinkey; sons, Chris Hinkey, Brett Hinkey (Meredith), and Brian Hinkey (Danielle); grandchildren, Zoe, Alexandra, Sydney, Reagan, and Harrison;...

John "Jack" Courtenay Harry, III

November 24, 2021

John Courtenay Harry III “Jack”, a lifelong resident of Suffolk community passed away on November 24, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 85 years old.

Jack was predeceased by his oldest daughter, Margaret Heuberger and his brother, the honorable Blair Harry.

Jack Harry was born in Suffolk, on April 26th, 1936, the son of Jack...

Donna Marie Owens

November 24, 2021

Donna Marie Owens, recently of Suffolk, VA formerly of Granite Falls, NC passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 3:26 a.m. She was 62 years young. She was the daughter of Dewey and Dycia Owens.

She is survived by her daughters, Kassie Hearn and her husband, Ryan, Kristl Terrell, and Elisha Bauss and her husband, Ryan; stepsons, Chuckie Terrell and...

Penny J. Graham

November 24, 2021

Penny J. Mathews Graham, 62, passed away peacefully at her home in Suffolk on November 24, 2021 after a long battle with brain cancer. She lived life to its fullest while fighting this horrible disease. She was a talented artist and Master Gardener. Penny had an AA degree in Fine Arts and had almost completed her BA in Fine Arts....

Amy Ballard Hutchinson

November 23, 2021

Amy Ballard Hutchinson, 42, of Smithfield, Virginia went to be with her God and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Her devotion to family and strong belief in God supported her through this struggle and ultimately brought her peace.

Amy was born to Larry and Lynn Torrey on August 6, 1979 in...

Michael G. Wetherington

November 21, 2021

Michael Glen Wetherington, 53, of Suffolk, Va passed away on November 21, 2021. He is preceded in death by his father, William R. Wetherington.

Glen worked for Univar Solutions for 32 years as a truck driver. He enjoyed taking his granddaughter, Kayleigh camping during October for Halloween fun, as well as fishing and bowling. He also liked doing construction work and...

James "Jim" Robert Lester

November 21, 2021

James Robert Lester, Sr. (Jim) 79, of Suffolk, VA passed away peacefully at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Sunday Morning, November 21, 2021 after a courageous fight against Pancreatic Cancer.

His wife of 60 years was at his side. He is a Veteran and served in the U.S. Airforce during the Vietnam war and served in Southeast Asia for 1...

Melanie Kim French

November 20, 2021

Melanie Tillett French, 60, of Windsor, VA, passed away at home Saturday, November 20, 2021, after an extended illness. Born in El Paso, Tx, Melanie was the daughter of Emmett Douglas Tillett and Melva White Tillett. She was happily married for 22 years to Maynard Allen French until his passing in 2016. Melanie will be remembered for her outgoing personality...

Charles Edward Sexton, III

November 19, 2021

Charles Edward Sexton, III of Dendron, VA went to be with the Lord on November 19, 2021, at his home. He was the son of the late Essie Louise Huber Harrison and Charles Edward Sexton, Jr. and was predeceased by a grandson Riley James Sexton.

Charles always had a smile on his face, he loved his family, but his greatest love...

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