Toney Graham Filmore

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 10, 2005

Toney Graham Filmore Sr. of 24134 Deer Path Trail, passed away Nov. 6, 2005 at Obici Hospital. Toney was born Aug. 26, 1922 in North Carolina. He resided in Philadelphia for many years and relocated to Windsor in later years. He was married to the late Laura Filmore and to this union two children were born.

Toney leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life one son, Toney Filmore Jr. (Saundra); one daughter, Elizabeth Chislom (Norman); one brother Dewite Filmore; two sisters, Betty Reid and Rebecca Gordon; one sister-in-law Bessie Banks; one brother-in-law Robert Banks, six grandchildren and host of family and friends.

Mr. Filmore will be on public view from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 11, 2005 at the funeral home. Mr. Filmore will be funeralized at noon, Nov. 12 at the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow at Georgia Tyler Cemetery.


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Annie Sue Jones

Annie Sue Jones, 56, of the 5700 block of Godwin Blvd. died Nov. 5, 2005 in Obici Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Suffolk and the daughter of the late Harvey Lee and Hazlett Dildy Cook.

She was retired from Howell Cleaners where she had worked as a presser. She was a member of Faith Temple Apostolic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Jones Sr.; one daughter, Virginia Ann Powell-Martin of Suffolk; a stepdaughter, Lakisha Jones of Suites, Md.; two sons, Wilbur Lee Powell, Jr. (Renee) of Waterbury, Conn. and Willie Ray Powell of Suffolk; two stepsons, Albert Jones, Jr. (Justine) of Suffolk and Marcus Jones of Portsmouth; one sister, Gail Coats (Michael) of Copperas Cove, Tex.; one brother, Harvey Cook Jr. of Suffolk; nine grandchildren; her father-in-law, Robert Jones of Suffolk; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 12, 2005 in Faith Temple Apostolic Church by Evangelist Betty Knight. Interment will be in the Benton Family Cemetery, Suffolk. Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at

Charles Percell Warren

Charles Percell Warren of

3610 Winchester Ave. of Portsmouth, Autumn Care Nursing Home and formerly of

Suffolk went into eternal sleep Nov. 8, 2005. He was predeceased by his parents Gordon Tynes and Carrie Lee Warren. He was a graduate of the John Yeates High School. He was a laborer with a bricklaying company. He was an honorable Navy Veteran.

He is survived by two children, Tonya and Ronika Mitchell both of Portsmouth; four sisters, Lois J. Hargrove (Curley) of Suffolk, Carlinia Hargrave (James), Joanne W. King, Clarine Williams (Ernest), all of Portsmouth; three brothers, James Warren (Diane) of Suffolk, Van V. Warren of Newport News and Michael S. Warren of Hampton, four grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. A very special thanks to Dot.

A Funeral of Triumph will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Diamond Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Lillard officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Chuckatuck. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Carlinia Hargrave, 1415 Centre Ave. in Portsmouth. The family will assemble at the residence at 9 a.m. Saturday for the funeral procession. Flowers or condolences can be sent to the family at Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the homegoing.

Robert U. Smith, I “Smithy”

Robert U. Smith, I “Smithy”, 49, of the 3400 block of Nansemond Parkway, died Nov. 6, 2005 in Orangeburg, S.C.

He was a native of Nansemond County (Suffolk).

He was a 1974 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and attended Hampton University.

He was a member of the All-district Basketball AA Peanut Team, 1972-73.

He had been employed for Columbia Gas Transportation LNG Plant for 23 years.

He was also a Motor Coach Operator for St. Paul RZUA Church.

He was a member of East End Baptist Church and the Bus Ministry.

He was also a member of the Mount Vernon Lodge No. 48, Prince Hall Masons, the Nansemond Chapter No. 31, Order of Easter Star of Virginia PHA, and the Driver Civic League.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Garfield Smith, Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 23 years, Darlene C. Smith; a daughter, Dominique C. Smith of Suffolk; a son, Robert U. Smith, II of Suffolk; his mother, Marion E. Smith of Suffolk; one sister, Cherlyn S. Covington of Virginia Beach; seven brothers, Gregory L. Smith of Laurel, Md., Earl Garfield Smith, Jr. of Midlothian, Esper R. Smith, Keith A. Smith (Gisela P. Smith), and Kenneth W. Smith (Pamela Smith), all of Suffolk; three goddaughters, Delsey Smith, Jasmine Eason, and Christy Jordan; mother-in-law, Shirley A. Cross; aunt, O’ Delle Mason of Brooklyn, NY; uncles, Otis Williams of Sunbury, N.C., Joseph Sharpe of Norfolk, McKinley S. Murphy of Hampton, and Roy A. Murphy (Virginia) of Franklin; sisters-in-law, Stephanie Bowden, Vanessa Smith, Sherry C. Jordan (Edward), Lynn C. Hobbs (Alvin), and Caley L. Eason; brother-in-law, Alvanda Cross, Jr. (Phyllis); nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the East End Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Mark A. Croston.

Interment will be in the Nansemond-Suffolk Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the church at 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

The family will be at 3477 Nansemond Parkway.

Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Condolences may be extended to the family at