Katherine Glenny (Agee)

Birth Date: 1945-10-18
Deceased Date: 2006-06-03
Newport News Daily Press, June 14, 2006

Katherine Agee Glenny, 60, of Lancaster, Va., (a native of Newport News, Va.) died Saturday June 3, 2006.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed needlepoint, traveling, Williamsburg history, cooking, working in her yard, her pets and staying in touch with her many close friends.

She was a graduate of Newport News High School, Class of 1964.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne R. Glenny, a brother and his wife, Wayne and Martha Agee, Citrus Hills, Fla.; an aunt, Jean Rew, Newport News; two stepchildren, Brian Glenny, Williamsburg, Va., Kathy Zinskie, Newport News; a niece, Teresa Agee, Smithfield, Va.; a nephew, Robert Agee, Hydro, Okla.; and a niece, Sharon Agee, Manteca, Calif.

Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News.

Donations to the American Heart Fund in lieu of flowers, please.
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Charles Fred Anspach

Birth Date: 2023-10-18
Deceased Date: 2019-09-04
1944-2019. Died on Sept 4. Cause of death was corticobasal degeneration--lucky me! I had an awesome life. More ups than downs. Born and raised in Newport News. Parents were Dick & Eva Anspach. Two siblings, older brother Larry and sweet sister Linda Hartley. Married sue miller in 1965. We had two daughters, Stephanie Lynne (1969) and Laura Sue (1971). Laura died of oral cancer in 2005. Stephanie lives in the UK and has four children: Ashton, Cole, Gardiner, and Hayden with husband Tim Hunt. I graduated from Newport News High and William & Mary. I taught school for 3 years and then became a longshoreman and retired after 37 years in 2002. The man who was most responsible for me becoming the personIi became is my high school football/track coach Charlie Nuttycombe. He was the first adult to support me and believe in me. He never said a negative word to me. I loved him. I met Marilyn Murphy in 2000 and we married in 2001. I was a super lucky man to marry two wonderful ladies. Marilyn was my wife and caretaker. Marilyn made my life as comfortable and as pleasant as possible. She never complained about anything she did for me and she had to do EVERYTHING. I was like a paraplegic. She is responsible for me living as long as I did.

Now I am dead...I think the lights have been turned off and the party is over...I doubt there is any after life. No funeral or "celebration" of life party for me. celebrate your own life every day. I would like my friends and family to celebrate my life, if anything, death by doing a good deed or by complimenting someone said--"here a little while, gone a long time!!!" Enjoy your life! bye bye, Fred. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Press on Sept. 8, 2019
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Everett Duane Back

Birth Date: 1945-01-02
Deceased Date: 2017-11-09
Everett Duane Back

January 22, 1945 – November 9, 2017

Everett Duane Back, U.S. Navy (Ret.) 72, of Mountain Rest, SC and formerly of Palatka, FL, passed away suddenly on Thrursday, November 9, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC.

Everett was born in Sergent, Kentucky and grew up in Newport News, Virginia. He had been a resident of Palatka for over 40 years before moving to South Carolina in 2014. He retired from the U.S. Navy as Chief Air Traffic Controller. He spent four years working with Operation Deep Freeze which was based at the National Science Foundation’s South Pole Station in Antarctica. He attended St. Johns River Community College for two years. Everett served 23 years before retiring from the U.S. Postal Service as Postmaster of Satsuma. His first love was competitive fishing and competing in Bass Tournaments. He was a member of Peniel Baptist Church and later joined Mt. Rest Baptist Church in 2014 where he taught Sunday School and served as a Deacon.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Back.

Surviving are his wife, Julia Houston Back of Mountain Rest; mother, Ellene Back of Newport News, VA; daughter, Amy Vinson of Palm Coast; stepdaughters, Dina (Brian) DuChene of Orlando and Charmaine (Arthur) Leary of Palatka; five grandhildren, Tyler and Michael Vinson, Daniel Bailey, Meagan Azzara, and Christian DuChene; one great-grandchild, Haley Ann Bailey; and three sisters, Pam Back and Sue Culp, both of Newport News, Virginia, and Anita Adkins of Tennessee.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Pastor Bill Wing officiating and military honors bestowed by the U.S. Navy. Burial will follow in Peniel Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov.18, 2017 at Mountain Rest Baptist Church in Mountain Rest, SC with Bro. Randy Koon officiating.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Peniel Baptist Church, 5227 Silver Lake Dr., Palatka, FL 32177. Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed on his online guestbook at
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Bill Barnard

Birth Date: 1946-04-11
Deceased Date: 2015-08-05

Fayetteville Observer, The (NC) - Friday, August 7, 2015

SANFORD — William Irvin Barnard, 69, of Sanford, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.
     He was a Navy veteran.
Services: Memorial, 2 p.m. Saturday in Grace Chapel Church. Burial of cremains in church cemetery. Visitation, 7 to 8 tonight at the church.
     Survived by: Wife, Toni; sons, William and Jeffrey; sister, Ruth Hadley; and four grandchildren.
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Alvin "Ed" Beasley

Birth Date: 1946-08-02
Deceased Date: 2019-01-25
Mr. Alvin E. Beasley Jr., “Ed” died in the West Marion County Regional Hospital in Ocala FL on 25 January, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, his brother Dick, his sons Jason and Garrett, his step-son Jerry and his Grandchildren Hayden, Sabrina and Savannah.
Ed was born on 2 August 1946 in Newport News, Va. to Marion Beasley and Alvin Edward Beasley. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1964. Ed was a veteran and served two tours in Vietnam, where he earned several medals, including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal, he left the U.S. Army as a Major in 1987.
Ed was very proud of his membership in the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks, he was an officer for many years and served as the Exalted Ruler from April 2003 through March 2004.
He was equally proud of his Masonic affiliations in Panama. Being a member of Sojourners Masonic Lodge, of Abou Saad Shriners, a 32° Knights Commander of the Court Honor in the Scottish Rite, and a Past Director of the Royal Order of Jesters, Panama Canal Court # 18.
Per Ed’s wishes, his body was cremated, and his ashes will be spread in the Panama Canal. He spent the majority of his life in Panama and wanted this to be his final resting place. The family is grateful for the condolences but declines flowers and donations.
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Donald Benthall

Birth Date: 1945-10-27
Deceased Date: 1990-01-04
Mr Donald Lee Benthall, 44


Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Saturday, January 6, 1990

NEWPORT NEWS - Donald Lee Benthall, 44, died Thursday, Jan. 4, in his home.

A Newport News native, Mr. Benthall was a 1964 graduate of Newport News High School and lived here most of his life. He was an accountant in San Diego for seven years before returning to Newport News last June. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include two sisters, Judy A. Hester and Peggy Lee Cherry, both of Newport News; and two brothers, Wilton M. Benthall Jr. of Hampton and John W. Benthall Sr. of Newport News.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Riverside Funeral Home by the Rev. Tommy Davidson. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home and other times at the home of Judy A. Hester, 25 Peters Lane.

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Tony Benton

Birth Date: 1946-03-03
Deceased Date: 2000-08-24
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John "Jay" Bluxome

Birth Date: 1946-04-25
Deceased Date: 2005-06-13
John D Bluxome III, 59


Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Thursday, June 16, 2005

John D. Bluxome III, 59, brother of Phyllis Compton of Newport News and brother-in-law of Tess Bluxome of Hampton, died June 13, 2005. Arrangements by Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home, Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Darrell Boland

Birth Date: 1946-10-26
Deceased Date: 1992-03-31
Darrell Herbert Boland, 45


Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Thursday, April 2, 1992

NEWPORT NEWS - Darrell Herbert Boland, 45, a 35-year resident of the Peninsula, died Tuesday, March 31.

Mr. Boland had been associated as a regional manager with Challenge Industries for the past year. He was previously employed as a manager by C&P Telephone Co. in Newport News for 22 years.

For many years, he coached the 72s and 75s in the Aztec Soccer League and served as a basketball coach for the Newport News Recreation League at Jenkins and B.C. Charles schools. Mr. Boland was also a longtime Scout leader for local Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops.

A native of Hix, W.Va., he attended Christopher Newport College and the College of William and Mary. He was a member of Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survived by his wife, Dianne Gray Boland; two sons, Darrell K. Boland and Brian Boland of Newport News; his parents, Herbert and Geraldine Boland of Newport News; a sister, Sherrill Hollandsworth of Gloucester; and a brother, Randall Boland of Jacksonville, Fla.

Visitation from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Umphlett Funeral Home. Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at funeral home by the Rev. Raymond H. Edmonds Jr. Burial in Peninsula Memorial Park.

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Tommy Braswell

Deceased Date: 2005-02-17
Mr Thomas Glenn Or Tom Braswell, 58


Daily Reflector, The (Greenville, NC) - Monday, February 21, 2005


Thomas Braswell

FARMVILLE-- Mr. Thomas Glenn "Tom" Braswell, 58, a PGA golf professional who spent the last 27 years as golf professional at the Farmville County Club, died peacefully at his home Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005.

The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Farmville United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Harrington. Interment will follow in Hollywood Cemetery in Farmville.

Mr. Braswell was a member of the Farmville United Methodist Church, a member of the Shriners of North America and a member of the Masons. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy.

In addition to his love for the game of golf and for the course on which he so meticulously labored, he was very active in community affairs, volunteering for leadership roles in such undertakings as the Farmville Dogwood Festival and the Farmville Christmas parade. He also served as golf coach for Farmville Central High School. Tom was an active member in the PGA Carolinas Section. In this capacity, he promoted the game of golf and was always looking for ways to increase interest. His respect, love and concern was evident in every project he undertook and every life he touched.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Dorette Braswell.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 38 years, Patricia "Pat" Braswell of the home; his daughter, Kerri Braswell of Greenville; and two brothers, Donnie Braswell of Marathon, Fla., and Gary Braswell of Elgin, Texas.

The family will receive friends at the Farmville Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Those desiring to make a memorial may please consider the Farmville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 153, Farmville, NC 27828 or the Farmville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 352, Farmville, NC 27828.

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