Albert D. Dinkins Sr.
NORFOLK -- Dr. Albert Danforth Dinkins Sr., 98, of the 7000 block of Selma Ave., passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at Harbour Pointe Nursing Home.
Dr. Dinkins was born in Norfolk and was a member of First Baptist Church Bute Street. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 38 years of service. He was the director of Norfolk Players Guild and Hunton YMCA for many years. He was also a member of the Hiawatha Beneficial and Social Association. The former mayor, the Honorable Vincent J. Thomas, and City Council named Oct. 23, 1983, as Dr. Albert D. Dinkins Day.
He was predeceased by his three wives and is survived by one son, Albert Carter Dinkins and wife, Alice; sister, Mrs. Wilhelmina Smith of Norfolk; and a host of relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church Bute Street, 418 E. Bute St., Norfolk, with Dr. Robert G. Murray officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and will gather there at noon the day of the service. Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Flora B. Johnson
NORFOLK -- Flora B. Johnson, 71, of the 100 block of Suburban Parkway, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, in Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bolling Brook, and had retired from DePaul Medical Center after 25 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie L. Johnson Sr. and a son, Larry D. Johnson. Survivors include four sons, Col. Lonnie L. Johnson Jr. of Alexandria, Rodney K. Johnson of Chesapeake, Thomas F. Johnson of Norfolk and Terrance K. Johnson of Virginia Beach; three daughters, Joan B. Johnson and Mable R. Jackson, both of Virginia Beach and Phyllis P. Johnson of Norfolk; one brother, John P. Barnes; one sister, Audrey C. Sweatt, both of Norfolk; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two daughters-in-law, Paulette E. Johnson of Alexandria and Celisa Johnson of Chesapeake.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Litte Creek Road, Norfolk, by the Rev. Clinton Brown. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 7427 Hughart St., Norfolk. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.
Michael B. Tracy
NORFOLK -- Michael Brian Tracy, 18, of the 5400 block of Douglas St., died Aug. 29, 1999.
Born in Norfolk, he was a student and a member of Faith Liberty Baptist Church, Woodbridge, Va.
Survivors include his father, Michael W. Tracy of Norfolk; his mother and stepfather, Carolyn Moore Dail and Thomas E. Dail Sr. of Suffolk; a sister, Jennifer M. Miller and her husband, Chad, of Virginia Beach; two stepsisters, Tammie E. Shoemaker and Teresa E. Duncan, both of Suffolk; a stepbrother, Thomas E. Dail Jr. of Portsmouth; maternal grandfather, Bernard O. Moore of Suffolk; paternal grandmother, Mary R. Ponce of Norfolk; four aunts, Katharine M. Koon and her husband, Michael, of Portsmouth, Susan E. Pruitt and her husband, Bruce, of South Mills, N.C., Carol D. Midgett and her husband, Tony, of Stafford, Va., and Mary Anne Cowfer and her husband, Robert, of Arcadia, Fla.; an uncle, William L. Tracy and his wife, Phyllis, of Browns Mill, N.J.; and a special friend, Diane LeJeune of Norfolk.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, by the Rev. Tom Rodgers. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
NORFOLK -- The Lord called Clara Norman, 86, of the 2400 block of Virginia Beach Blvd., home to be with him Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at her residence.
She was born in Aurora, N.C., to the late Ernest and Eliza Gibbs. She was the widow of Dave Norman. She was a member of St. John's A.M.E. Church, Norfolk, where she was president of the Brock Hunter Fellowship Group and former president of The Whatsoever Circle. She was a member of the Stewardess and Usher boards.
She was a past worthy matron of Queen Esther Chapter No. 2, Order of the Eastern Star, P.H.A., a member of Norfolk Temple No. 1, and a Daughter of the Elks I.B.P.O.E.
She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Alice Hill and son-in-law, George Hill, of Norfolk; two brothers, James R. Moore and sister-in-law, Syme, and Henry R. Moore Jr. and sister-in-law, Flora Moore, all of Norfolk; granddaughter, Leola Stutton; two great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, all of Norfolk; a host of other relatives and friends; and a special adopted daughter, Sherri Pitt.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hale Funeral Home. A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday at St. John's A.M.E. Church, 545 E. Bute St., Norfolk, with the Rev. Larry S. Hinton presiding. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Adolphe M. Thornton Sr.
NORFOLK -- Adolphe M. Thornton Sr., 60, of the 1000 block of Joyner St., departed this life Aug. 30, 1999, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend was a member of St. Mark RZUA Church. He was employed for several years as a truck driver/warehouseman for S.E. Parker Co.
Adolphe was a dedicated member/coach of the Oakmont Athletic Association. He served as a coach for the Pee-Wee League and assisted with the Bantam and Midget Leagues during his 18 years of service with the association. He had served as fundraiser chairman, sergeant at arms, and general manager.
After having a courageous fight with cancer, he leaves to cherish his meory a loving wife, Essie G. Thornton; five children, Adolphe Thornton Jr. and his wife, Renee, Alicia M. Thornton and Calvin Reid of Norfolk, Lisa McKay of Virginia Beach and Leslie S. Thornton of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren, Calvin Reid Jr., Sean Brown, Kiara and Michelle McKay, and Aquante and Teyana Thornton.
He also leaves behind his mother, Sallie Stokes; two sisters, Delorise Davis of Norfolk and Lynetta Joyner of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two brothers, Vincent Thomas and Ronald Thornton of Virginia Beach; dear and devoted friends, John Morgan Jr., Zenovia and Baron Sherman and children; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark RZUA Church, Colonial Ave., Norfolk. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The remains will be placed in the church at 9:30 a.m. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.
James W. Vaughan
NORFOLK -- The gates of Heaven burst open as Angelic Host rushed forward to welcome home the sweet and humble spirit of James W. Vaughan. After 94 years, our stalwart soldier of the cross is at perfect peace in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. James was the widower of Eva S. Vaughan.
A native of Ahoskie, N.C., he retired from Railroad Express Train Co. after 25 years of service. A devout member of Queen Street Baptist Church, for over 50 years, ``Daddy,'' Uncle James had a love-filled heart for his ``surrogate children,'' raising several in his home as his own. His Christian example and pleasant demeanor will be cherished by his neighbor and best friend, Mr. James Harris, who visited him at Lafayette Villa Nursing Home every Sunday for the past two years. Survivors include extremely devoted relatives, Mrs. Ernestine Futrell, Ms. Mae M. Whiley, Martha Futrell, Edward Miller Jr., Josephine Easter, Raymond and Luzine Ballard, Thomas Vaughan Jr., Larry, LaVern, Chaevis, Sharla, Marian, Marjorie, Bernice, and other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Uncle James' life will be conducted at noon Friday in Queen Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Tony McNair. Burial will follow at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Charles S. Viccillian
PORTSMOUTH -- Charles S. .Viccillian of the 3400 block of Woodstock St. died Aug. 31, 1999.
Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Viccillian was a retired electrician with Norfolk Naval Shipyard and part-owner of Viccillian Home Improvement Heating and Air Conditioning Co. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, United Club and the American Legion. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn S. Viccillian; four sisters, Bernice Viccillian, Garnetta V. Alston, Sallie F. Reid and Peachie Viccillian; an aunt, Bertha R. Ferebee; two nieces, Mary E. Stewart and Patricia Reid; three nephews, Anthony V. Stewart, Michael Reid and Wendel Viccillian; a brother-in-law, Robert Lee Stewart; and a host of cousins and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church by Fr. Joseph Slowik. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. The family will be at Fisher Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Jack L. Wright
PORTSMOUTH -- Jack L. Wright, 70, of the 500 block of Windsor Road, died Aug. 31, 1999, in a hospital.
Mr. Wright, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., was retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service, and was also retired from the Naval Sea Combat Systems Engineering Center after 20 years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was the widower of Edna Earl Wright.
Survivors include two daughters, Janis LeDoyen of Portsmouth and Becky Ferrell of Buxton, N.C.; a son, Jack K. Wright of Portsmouth; and two grandchildren, Jack K. Wright Jr. and Erika K. Wright.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Tim Robertson. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
Floyd S. Barnes
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Floyd Shipp Barnes, 74, of the 5700 block of Ranger St., died Aug. 30, 1999, in his home.
Born in Princess Anne County, he was a supply systems analyst and attended Elizabeth River Baptist Church. He was an avid gardner.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Alice Grimstead Barnes; a daughter, Faye S. Friday of Alabama; three sons, Dale A. Barnes and John S. Barnes, both of Virginia Beach, and Mark E. Barnes of Florida; a sister, Joan Yeats of Elizabeth City; three brothers, Ocie Barnes and his wife, Ollie, of Norfolk, Robert Barnes of Franklin and Granvell ``Bud'' Barnes of Florida; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Charles D. Friday; and daughters-in-law Sharon A. Barnes and Linda F. Barnes.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by Bob Wells. Burial will be private at a later date. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Jerome M. Lewis Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- The Rev. .Jerome M. Lewis Sr., 83, of the 2000 block of Nestlebrook Trail, died Aug. 30, 1999, in Virginia Beach General Hospital.
The Rev. Mr. Lewis was a member of the Green Run Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. He was a retired pastor of the Greater Liberty Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he served for 38 years, and was the former interim pastor of St. Luke Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky.
He was born in Eastman, Ga., to the late Fenderick Lewis and Walter Sykes and grew up in Hamilton, Ohio. He was a summa cum laude graduate of God's Bible School in Cincinnati, and was ordained to the ministry in 1949. Prior to being called to Greater Liberty Baptist Church, he served as assistant pastor at Lincoln Heights Baptist Church in Lincoln Heights, Ohio, and pastor of the First Baptist Church in Falmouth, Ky.
The Rev. Mr. Lewis was a veteran of World War II, he worked as a U.S. postal worker, an orderly at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, and he volunteered with several health organizations.
He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Edna McGinnis Lewis; two daughters, Sandra Sparrow of Rouque Bluffs, Maine, and Monica L. Sanders of Cincinnati; three sons, Jerome M. Lewis Jr. and his wife, Jean, of Virginia Beach, Peter Kevin Lewis (Shabake Ture) of Columbus, Ohio, and Rob Lewis of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Jean Kimmons of Connecticut, Helen Thelma Sykes Smith, Molly Patricia Smith and Lucille Worthy, all of Illinois; three brothers, Albert Lewis and Windsor Lewis of Ohio and Wilbur Sykes of Illinois; devoted nieces and nephews; sisters and brothers-in-law; and a host of loving friends.
A funeral will be held at 7 p.m. today at Green Run Baptist Church, 1201 Rosemont Road, Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. The family will receive friends at the viewing from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Renfro Funeral Home, 647 Forest Ave., Cincinnati. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Ave., is handling arrangements.