Chestley Ashe

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 28, 2003

Chestley Ashe, formerly of Suffolk, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003.

Survivors include a son, Frederick King of Queens, N.Y.

The funeral will be held Friday, Feb. 28 in Queens. Interment will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Linden, N.J. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 1 in the T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home, Suffolk. A repast will be served afterward.

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Hugh G. Cooper

Hugh Gilbert Cooper of the 900 block of Truman Road, Suffolk, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, in Obici Hospital. He was a native of Southampton County, and son of the late Julian and Dona Myrick Cooper.

He had retired as a truck driver for the Defense General Supply Center. and was a veteran of the Army.

He was a member of East End Baptist Church and the Sunday School, Adult Usher Board, and Transportation Ministry.

He was also a member of the Star of Sharon Masonic Lodge No. 231, and the East Suffolk Gardens Civic League.

He is survived by his wife, Florine C. Cooper; two daughters and their spouses, Patricia and Willie Myers of Chesapeake; and Gwendolyn and Wendell Macklin of Detroit, Mich.; three stepdaughters and their spouses, Beverly and Clarence Jackson of Virginia Beach; Deborah and Jeffries Sanford, and Clarice Anderson, all of Suffolk; two sisters, Hazel Majette of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Doris Buckle of Tampa Fla.; two grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; one great grandchild; and other relatives and many friends.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in East End Baptist Church by Dr. Mark A. Croston. Interment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Linda C. Elhouti

Ms. Linda Jane Colbert Elhouti, 57, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, in St. Joseph Hospital in New Jersey.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. March 1, in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ivor by the Rev. William Smith. Interment will be in the Ebenezer Church Cemetery.

The body will be placed in the church at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Crocker Funeral Home, Suffolk, is handling arrangements.

Wilfred W. Gwaltney

Mr. Wilfred W. Gwaltney, 92, of Suffolk, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at Nansemond Pointe Rehabilitation Centre in Suffolk.

Born on Feb. 26, 1911, in Prince George County, he was a son of the late Joseph Carroll and Lillie Penn Gwaltney.

He spent his adult life near Waverly, Va., and his later years in Suffolk.

He was the husband of the late Madeline Bush Gwaltney.

He was a former member of Salem Methodist Church, a member of Providence United Methodist Church, and a member of Williams Sunday school Class.

Mr. Gwaltney was a member of the King’s Fork Ruritan Club.

Mr. Gwaltney is survived by three daughters: Jean Belcher of Colonial Heights; Maxine Harrup of Waverly; and Donna Grinnell, and husband, Donnie, of Mathews; and three sons; W. Russell Gwaltney, and wife, Josephine, of Suffolk; David N. Gwaltney of Stuart; and Henry T. Gwaltney of Grand Coulee, Wash.; three sisters, Sarah Clark and Ruby Goodrich, both of Richmond; and Lucille Hite of Spring Grove; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by brothers, Morris Gwaltney, Joseph C. Gwaltney Jr. and Lewis Gwaltney; and a sister, Catherine Sykes.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield, with the Rev. Forrest Henry Teague Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Waverly Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad or a charity of your choice.