Milton Cook Sr.

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 22, 2003

Bishop Milton Cook Sr. of the 200 block of Picard Drive, Newport News, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at his residence.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Gilfield Baptist Church, Ivor, conducted by Elder Lawrence Jones. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

A wake will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Crocker Funeral Home, Suffolk.

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Albert Waltern

Albert Waltern, 67, of 10945 Ellis Road, Suffolk, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery.

Peebles Funeral Home is in charge.

Mirnervia Wilson-Battle

Mirnervia &uot;Barbara Smith&uot; Wilson-Battle, 62, of 1116 E. City Hall Ave., Norfolk, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, in her home.

A native of Nansemond County, she was the daughter of Joe and Virginia F. Smith.

She was a line worker for General Form Co.

Survivors include her husband, William Battle; one daughter-in-law, Danna Wilson of Suffolk; two sons, Ronald J. Wilson of Suffolk; and Earl A. Wilson of Norfolk; two brothers, Arthur L. Smith and Herbert L. Smith Sr., both of Suffolk; four sisters-in-law, Thelma Smith, Doris Smith, Louella Smith, and Eva Johnson; two brothers-in-law. Clyde Bradley and Robert Battle Sr.; two aunts, Rosella Cook, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Coralee Parks of St. Louis, Mo.; one uncle, Alec Francis of New York City; a devoted friend, Renee Almond of Norfolk; and many nieces nephews and other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 in Abraham Applewhite & Sons Funeral Home, Suffolk, with Dr. Melvin Boone presiding. Burial will be in Carver Cemetery.

The family will assemble for the service at noon.