Brandon Derek Bayens

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Brandon Derek Bayens, 22, of the 2000 block of Skeetertown Road, passed away on September 5, 2004 at Obici Hospital.

He was born in Suffolk on February 9, 1982.

He will be sadly missed by his mother, Brenda Griggs Thomas and husband David of Suffolk; his father, Bryan L. Bayens and wife Judith of Fayetteville, Ga.; and a son, Dayten Paitsel, a daughter, Hannah Paitsel and their mother, Nora Paitsel, all of Gates County, N.C.

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Brandon is survived by sisters, Brandi Thomas of Suffolk and Brianna Bayens of Fayetteville, Ga.; brothers, Andrew Thomas of Suffolk and Jonathan and Bryce Bayens of Fayetteville, Ga.; maternal grandparents, Patricia Diane and Raymond Duval and Roland and Vivian Griggs, all of Suffolk; and paternal grandparents,

John and Walda Bayens of Virginia Beach; aunts and uncles, Barbara and Walter Worrell, Michael Griggs of Suffolk; Dean and Michelle Griggs and Becky Duval of Jacksonville, Fla.; Carla Duval of High Point, N.C.; Simone and John Klooster, and Michelle & Allen Futral of Atlanta, Ga.; and many loving cousins.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 in the Sidney F. Harrell Chapel of Harrell & Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Don Milner officiating. Burial will be in the Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the home of Barbara Worrell, 1533 Longstreet Lane, Suffolk.

Mamie Carol Darden

Mamie Carol Darden, 55, died September 6, 2004, at Obici Hospital.

Born July 21, 1949, in Suffolk, she was the daughter of Mildred C. Hinton of Suffolk and the late James Hinton and mother of the late Sharon Darden.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her daughter, Kartisa Woodley of Suffolk; sons, Alvin Darden of Suffolk, Tony Darden of Brooklyn, NY; eight grandchildren; sisters, Jennifer Foley, Gwendolyn Hinton, both of Atlanta, Geo., Karen Coles, Sharon Boone, both of Suffo1k; brothers, James Hinton of Montclair, NY, Garrison Hinton of Suffolk, Albert Hinton of East Orange, N.J., Calvin Hinton of Suffolk, Wayne Hinton of Norfolk and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, at 1 p.m. at the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory by Brother James Hinton.

Garland Windell Elmore

Garland Windell Elmore, 74, died Thursday, September 2, 2004 at his Rocky Mount, N.C. home. He was born May 29, 1930, in Richmond, the son of the late Garland Elmore, Sr. and Julia Thorne Elmore.

Mr. Elmore served his country in the Virginia National Guard.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and George W. Wilson, III of Rocky Mount; grandchildren, Petty Officer 3rd Class, George Warren Wilson, IV of Richmond; Garland Windell Wilson, Grant Wilder Wilson and Garrett Winstead Wilson all of Rocky Mount; son, Robert Windell Elmore of Suffolk; grandchildren, Melissa Elmore Mitchell, Jeremy Thomas Elmore and Susanne Elizabeth Elmore all of Suffolk.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, September 6, 2004 at First Baptist Church with Rev. William Grisham officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at West Hampton Memorial Park in Richmond.

Condolences may be sent to:

Arrangements by Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount.

Lillie Mae Faulk

Mrs. Lillie Mae Faulk, 74, of 117 South 10th Street in Suffolk, died August 31, 2004 in Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth. She was a native of Isle of Wight Co. She was the daughter of the late Banner Darden and Mary Slaughter Darden. She retired from Smith High School in the custodian department. She was a former member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Windsor.

Her survivors include a daughter, Peggy Ann Newby (John Lee) of Fayetteville, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Harris (Alvin) of Newport News; two sons, Alvin Boone and Tyrone Cotton (Mary), both of Suffolk; a sister, Mary L. Anderson of Portsmouth; two brothers, David Darden of Newport News and Solomon Darden of New York; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004 at the Word For Living Gospel Fellowship in Windsor, by Bishop Fred Scott.

Interment will be held in Tyler Cemetery in Windsor.

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

Mary Elizabeth Martin

Mary Elizabeth Martin, 78, died Sept. 6, 2004, at Louise Obici Hospital. Born Feb. 12, 1926, in Augusta, Geo., she was the daughter of the late Walter Watson and Annie Steading Martin. Miss Martin was a member of the Suffolk Christian Church, the West Memorial Bible Class and former member of San Souci Literary Club.

She was a graduate of Greenville General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1952, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UVA in 1961 and her Master of Education from ODU in 1971. For more than forty years she served at Louise Obici Hospital and from 1967-1993, served as the director of Louise Obici School of Nursing.

Survivors include her special friends, Sonie Statzer of Newport News; Eve Friend Bowman and husband Louis of Richmond, Zana Friend of Sumerduck, Lucy Friend Stephens and husband, James of Vienna; cousins, Marsha Brackfield, Carl Wesley, E. Leland Martin, all of Greenwood, S.C.

A memorial service will be conducted Friday, at 11 a.m. at Suffolk Christian Church by the Rev. Michael D. Halley. Following the service a reception will be held in the fellowship hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Cornelia P. Friend Nursing Scholarship, 2800 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, V A, 23434, attention: Sonie Statzer. R W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.

MacArthur Turner

MacArthur Turner (Skeeter) of Suffolk, was called home to be with theLord on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004. Funeral services will be announced at a later time. Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolensces may be sent to

Barry Albert Ziegenfus

Barry Albert Ziegenfus, 61, of Olathe, KS, died at his home Sept. 3, 2004. He was the husband of Linda Nelms Ziegenfus, formerly of Suffolk. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, at the graveside in Holly Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Robert J. Parks, Jr. R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.