Obituaries for June 18

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 18, 2002

China M. White

China Mae Milteer White, 46, of the 1100 block of Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk died Friday, June 14, 2002 in Obici Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Nansemond County and was the daughter of the late Harvey and Cora Lassiter Milteer.

She was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, and received a degree in criminology from Paul D. Camp Community College.

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She was a member of Mt. Ararat Christian United Church of Christ where she was President of the Board of Christian Education and Director of Christian Ministries, member and Assistant Secretary of the Senior Choir, member of the Gospel Choir and Combined Choirs. Director of the Vacation Bible School, chairman of the Beautification Committee, director of the Senior Citizens Committee, former Sunday School teacher, and secretary of the Suffolk Unit of Church Women United.

She was also treasurer of the Suffolk Steelers Athletic Club and active with the Steelers Cheerleaders, Scholastic Coordinator of the HLA Football Club, Task Force for East Washington Street Improvement, Secretary of the Hampton Roads Transit Board, an instructor with Kings Kids of America Inc., and a member of the Sickle Cell Association.

She is survived by her husband, James White; three daughters, LaTonya White Roberson (Michael),

Avonda White, and Tosha White (Elvin), all of Suffolk; three sisters, Cora M. Hopson (Robert), Rosa M. Gibbons, and Evangelist Betty Milteer-Knight (Robert), all of Suffolk; two brothers, George Milteer of Chesapeake and Zachariah Milteer of Suffolk; five grandchildren, Angelle’ Desaray, Asia, Danae’, and Darian; father-in-law, James M. White; two sisters-in-law, Brenda Cooper and Shelia Harris; one brother-in-law, Sherlon White; three aunts, Catherine Hobson, Rebecca Parker, and Mary Sutton; nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at Mt. Ararat Christian United Church of Christ with pastor Dr. H.H. Murrill officiating. Interment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Earl Hall

Earl Hall, 56, of 114 Nancy Drive, Suffolk, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, in Obici Hospital.

A native of Nansemond County, he was a son of the late Fred Douglas Hall and Della Mae Eure-Hall.

He is survived by a daughter, LaKisha Frye of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Raymond Hall of Suffolk and nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The graveside service was held Friday, June 14, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Joseph Covington.

Crocker Funeral Home Inc. handled the arrangements.

Mrs. Alice V. Boone

On Sunday, June 16, 2002, Mrs. Alice Virginia Boone, 68, of 360 E. Tanner’s Rd., No. 4, Norfolk, was called to her heavenly home.

She was born in Nansemond County to the late Mr. William Baker and Mrs. Virginia Goodman Baker.

She attended New Paul’s Temple Holiness Church in Suffolk.

Remaining to cherish hr memories are her husband, William Boone Jr.; three daughters, Sheila. Boone, Rosalind Brown, Sylvia Boone-Cuffee (Antonio) of Norfolk; four sons, Larry E. Boone, Raynell L. Boone (Wanda); Keith M. Boone of Norfolk; and Dr. William H Boone III of Brooklyn, N.Y.; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys L. Parker; Elder Catherine B. Skinner (James); Mrs. Alma Wright (Raymond) all of Suffolk; one uncle, Rudolph White of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one aunt, Eva Carpenter of Brooklyn, N.Y.;

three sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The funeral will be held at noon on Thursday at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 1057 Kennedy St., Norfolk, by the Elder William E. Golden. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Garden, Chesapeake.

Crocker Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Crocker Funeral Home.

Walter D. Graham Sr.

Walter Daniel Graham Sr., 76, of 825 Normandy Dr., died on June 15, 2002, in Obici Hospital.

He was the son of the late William Elbert Graham and Thelitha Fralin Graham. He was predeceased by a daughter, Julie G. Jones; and three sisters and two brothers.

He served in the Army Air Corps in the European Theatre during WWII. He graduated from Schoolfield High School in Danville. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Elon College and his Masters degree from the University of Virginia. He retired as an elementary school principal in Portsmouth after serving in that school system for more than 30 years.

He was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church where he taught Sunday School for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Chancel Choir for more than 25 years and served as moderator for three terms. He held many other offices and served on numerous boards and committees throughout the years.

He was a past member and officer of the Bethlehem Ruritan Club and also served as Lt. Governor for the Holland District.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyne Moore Graham of Suffolk; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynne G. and Darrel W. Johnson of Suffolk; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter D. &uot;Danny&uot; Graham Jr. and Leigh Ann G. Graham of Suffolk; grandchildren, Wesley G. Jones, Jobi L. Jones, Claudia L. Graham, and Olivia A. Graham, all of Suffolk; great grandchild, Whitney Jones of Suffolk; a brother and sister-in-law, Lewis E. and Jean Graham of Danville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at Bethlehem Christian Church with Rev. Jonathan Palmer officiating. Interment will be held in Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery.

Friends joined the family from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday at Harrell & Hill Funeral Home and other times at the daughter’s home, 1287 Holland Rd.

Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Christian Church Building Fund, 1549 Holland Rd., Suffolk, Va. 23434.

Harrell & Hill Funeral Home is serving the family.