Verna M. Hall

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Ms. Verna Mae &uot;Baybee&uot; Hall of 519 County St., Suffolk, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in Obici Hospital.

She was a native of Ahoskie, N.C., and was a daughter of the late Joe Cepus King and Gracie Hayes-King. She was a member of Bethlehem UCC, and a member of its Pastor’s Aide Club and Missionary Circle.

She is survived by a son, Alfred Lee Hall; three sisters, Annie Mae Sweat, Bessie Mae King and Emma K. Grasty; one brother, Joe E. King; one uncle, Elder James Vaughan; and two devoted friends, Jonie and Robert Cooper.

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The funeral will be held

at 11 a.m. Friday in Bethlehem UCC

by the Rev. Emanuel Myrick.

Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

The body will be placed at 10 a.m. Friday in the church.

The family will receive friends at 519 County St.

Crocker Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

Philip H. Eve Jr.

Mr. Philip Henry Eve Jr., 79, of 1929 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. He was the beloved husband of Vera N. Eve.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gordon Crompton and Dr. Michael Bolus officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the VFW and ex-POWs.

Mr. Eve was born in Suffolk, and had lived in Thomson for the past 14 years. He attended Virginia Tech, was a graduate of the University of Texas, served in the U.S. Army during WW II, was at the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, and was a POW.

Mr. Eve had retired as an environmental engineer with the State of Georgia. He was a member of the Providence Presbyterian Church in Harlem, Ga., the Augusta Sailing Club, the VFW Post #7778, and the POW Organization.

Survivors include his wife, Vera N. Eve; three sons, Philip H. Eve III (Ellen) and John Martin Eve (Lynn), all of Cumming, Ga., and David Preston Eve (Robin) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one daughter, Diana Eve Rosen (Allan) of Atlanta; one stepson, Larry W. McCord (Julie) of Grovetown, Ga.; one sister, Eugenia F. Eve of Hendersonville, N.C.; and 13 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Providence Presbyterian Church Building Fund, c/o of Dr. Gordon Crompton, 260 East Tripp St., Harlem, Ga. 30814.

Friends may call at the residence or from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James W. Jenkins

James Walter Jenkins, 81, of 2620 E. Washington St., Suffolk, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was a native of Nansemond County, and was the son of the late Walter and Katie Ralph Jenkins.

He was retired from Little Creek Amphibious Base where he had been employed as a mechanic.

He was a member of New Middle Swamp Baptist Church, Gates County, N.C.

He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Jenkins; one son, James L. Jenkins of Suffolk; three sisters, Annie Pruden of Richmond, Thelma Knight and Gladys Rodgers, both of Suffolk; six sisters-in-law, Sadie Ralph, Bessie Hawks, Pauline Hawks, Carleither Jones, Erma Lee Moore, and Margaret Hawks; five brothers-in-law, Ernest Lee Hawks, Isaac Hawks, Hurley Hawks, Claude Edward Hawks, and James Dorsey Crawford; a devoted nephew, Herman Jenkins; several other nephews and nieces, cousins and friends.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in New Middle Swamp Baptist Church by the Rev. Claude Odom.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the residence.

Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Leroy Riddick

Mr. Leroy Riddick of 3105 Knox St., Portsmouth, died Monday, July 29, 2002, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was a son of the late Charlie and Liza Riddick.

He had retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard

He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Portsmouth.

He was a WWII Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Mills-Riddick; two daughters, Sharon Riddick Hoggard and Shelia C. Riddick, both of Portsmouth; two sisters, Yvone Bland of Suffolk, and Annie V. Stevenson of Franklin; one brother, Walter D. Riddick of Portsmouth; one grandchild, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Crocker Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Wendell Waller.

Interment will be held in Roosevelt Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake.

The family will receive friends at 33 Lantern Way, Portsmouth.

Crocker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.