The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for Sept. 4, 2003

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Nevaeh A. Underdue

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Infant Nevaeh Adele Underdue, died Aug. 29, 2003 in a Virginia Beach hospital.

Survivors include her parents, Darius Underdue and Corinne Sharples of Virginia Beach; maternal grandmother, Kathleen Sharples of Suffolk; paternal grandparents, Raymond and Jackie Underdue of Gaston; and godmother, Adele Patti of Virginia Beach.

A funeral was conducted Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by Pastor Thomas Powell. Burial was in Rosewood Memorial Park.

Floyd Parks Sr.

MURFREESBORO – Floyd Parks Sr., 67, a native of Hertford County, died August 30, 2003.

A funeral was conducted Wednesday at Parkers Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Hugene Fields. Burial was in the Parks family cemetery, Murfreesboro. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, was in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Costella Parks; one son, Floyd Parks Jr.; one stepson, Wayne Carroll of New York; daughters, Wanda Wright, Diane Ann Parks and Chasity Vaughan, all of Murfreesboro, Debbie Parks of Richmond, Va., and Lehoma Grant of Suffolk; two brothers, Roger Parks of Hampton, Lloyd Parks of Cleveland, Ohio; sister, Minerva Jordan of Murfreesboro; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Debra F. Swain

ROBERSONVILLE – Debra Ferrell Keel Swain, 46, died August 28, 2003, at her home in Charlotte.

A funeral was conducted Monday at Biggs Funeral Home Chapel, Williamston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Biggs Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge.

Mrs. Swain was employed with Lance, Inc. as a chip production/processing manager for approximately three years.

Survivors include a daughter, Amy Ferrell Swain of Robersonville; a son, Robert Ward Swain Jr. of Bear Grass; a sister, Jerri Duanne Keel of Navarre, Florida; two brothers, Clifton Leroy Keel III and Cecil Payton Keel, both of Robersonville; and her maternal grandmother, Fessie Beach Griffin of Williamston.

Howard R. Holley Sr.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Howard Ray Holley Sr., 74, a native of Colerain, died August 28, 2003.

A funeral was conducted Wednesday in the chapel of Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Interment was at Roosevelt Memorial Park.

Holley was employed with the Norfolk public school system until his retirement. He was a 1978 graduate of Norfolk State University.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy C. Holley; three sons, Michael Holley of Maryland, Daniel Holley and Angelo Holley, both of Chesapeake; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Stecarlos D. Williams

NORFOLK, Va. – Stecarlos Dewade Williams, a native of Ahoskie, died August 28, 2003 in Norfolk.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mark Baptist Church, South Norfolk. Burial will be in Jordan’s Cemetery, Como. The remains will be ready for viewing Thursday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. The family will assemble at 405 W. 30th St. Friday at 10 a.m. for the procession. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel,, is in charge.

Williams was a warehouseman with Genesis and a Baptist.

Survivors include a daughter, Shamoni Carshi Williams of Norfolk; mother, Cynthia E. Williams of Norfolk; father, Randy Ophelia of Franklin; three sisters, LaToya R. Williams, LaQua S. Williams and Simone Ruffin, all of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Darius A. Williams and Cedric Williams, both of Norfolk; and his grandparent, Adell Williams of Como.

Ethel L. Watts

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Ethel L. Watts, died August 29, 2003 in her home. She was the widow of Marvin L. Watts.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Ebenezer Baptist Church by the Rev. James Wynn. Interment will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge. The family will be at the residence and viewing will be held Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mrs. Watts was a member of Philippi Baptist Church, Cofield during her early years.

She later joined Ebenezer Baptist Church, Portsmouth, where she was a charter member of the Women’s Service League. She was also a member of the Genuine Social and Saving Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Alva L. Watts of Portsmouth; a brother, Jessie Newsome of Ahoskie; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Laura Hobbs

HOBBSVILLE – Laura Beatrice Hobbs, 59, died September 2, 2003.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Swindell Funeral Chapel, Hertford.

Angelina S. Lasher

GATES – Angelina Smith Lasher, 67, a native of Old Towne Portsmouth, died September 2, 2003.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Sidney F. Harrell Chapel of Harrell and Hill Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Brown. Burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home and other times at the residence in Gates.

Mrs. Lasher a member of Gateway Christian Fellowship, Gates, and employed by Wal-Mart in Franklin, Va.

Survivors include her husband, John Lasher; three sons, Leonard R. Smith of Carrollton, Ventry W. Smith Jr. of Portsmouth and W. Victor Lasher of Barco; a daughter, Angelina Arnold of Eure; six brothers, John Antonucci of Portsmouth, Joe Antonucci of Chesapeake, Leo Antonucci of Kitty Hawk, Gene Antonucci of Grandy, Ralph Antonucci of Suffolk and Mike Antonucci of Lithonia, Ga.; and two sisters, Teresa Weeks of Callahan, Fla. and Grace Pickett of Suffolk; and nine grandchildren.

Joan C. Nungesser

AULANDER – Joan Cooley Nungesser, 71, a native of Bronx, N.Y., died August 31, 2003, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Nungesser was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church, Rich Square.

Survivors include her husband, Walter C. Nungesser; two daughters, Joann N. Asbell of Suffolk and Sharon N. Taylor of Hampton; two sisters, Margaret C. Ferraro and Marion C. Jordan, both of Deltona, Fla.; a brother, Charles Cooley of Shirley, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sidney F. Harrell Chapel of the Harrell & Hill Funeral Home by Pastor Gregg Parrisher. Interment will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Windsor, Va.

John A. Freeman Jr.

COLERAIN – John Albert Freeman Jr., 41, a native of Bertie County, died September 2, 2003, at his residence.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilder’s Funeral Home Chapel, Aulander, by the Rev. Mar Speller. Burial will be in the Freeman family cemetery.

Freeman was a truck driver and a member of First Baptist Church of Powellsville.

Survivors include his daughters, April Freeman and Courtney Freeman, both of Ahoskie; his mother, Dorothy Freeman of Colerain; and two sisters, Blanche F. Gaskins of Powellsville and Jacqueline Freeman of Powellsville.

Wilson Clarke

AHOSKIE – Wilson &uot;Boe&uot; Clark, died September 1, 2003, at Guardian Care Nursing Home, Ahoskie.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reynolds Funeral Home Chapel, Ahoskie. Burial will be in the Moore family cemetery, Rich Square.

He is survived by one brother, Charles Clarke of Rich Square.

James T. Rodgers Jr.

COFIELD – James Thomas Rodgers Jr., 34, a native of Gates County, died August 30, 2003, at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joppa Baptist Church, Sandy Cross Road, Hobbsville, by the Rev. John Felton. Burial will be in the Eason family cemetery, Hobbsville. Cherry’s Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Rodgers was a welder for Gregory Rascoe Co. He was also a retired maintenance worker for Burger King, Ahoskie.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Banks Rodgers; a daughter, Talia Rodgers of Cofield; a stepson, Demetrice Freeman of Cofield; his mother, Edith Rodgers Rawls of Edenton; two brothers, George Rodgers of Atlanta, Ga., and Richard Eason of Salem, Va.; and one granddaughter.