Samuel L. Colander

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 19, 2002

Samuel Lee Colander, 67, of the 600 block of Ashley Avenue, Suffolk, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, in Obici Hospital. He was a native of Nansemond County, and the son of the late Earnest J. and Juanita Spellman Colander.

Survivors include four daughters, Melanie Kerson of Baltimore, Md., Sandra Thompson and Patricia Smith, both of Suffolk, and Carolyn Thompson of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Samuel Thompson of Denver, Colo.; devoted friends Zennie Morris and family; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Wyatt and Sons Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mitchell officiating. Viewing will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Interment will follow in Carver Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the residence for the procession.

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Wyatt & Sons Funeral Home, Suffolk, is in charge of arrangements.

Oma W. Hobbs

Oma Ward Hobbs, a retired operator with Planters, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002.

Mr. Hobbs was born in Suffolk, and was a son of the late George Abel and Carrie Ward Hobbs, and brother of the late George Earl Hobbs and William Staley Hobbs.

Survivors include his sister, Jeanette Hobbs Williams of Suffolk; nieces, Linda Hobbs and Patsy Hobbs of Chesapeake; nephews, Richard Earl Williams of Suffolk and Michael Hobbs of Chesapeake; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holly Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Jonathan E. Rissmiller.

The family will receive friends at his home, 121 Roberts Court. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home is handling arrangements.