Bill "William" Brill, 79, of Durham, N.C., longtime sports writer, editor and columnist, died April 10, 2011 after a battle with esophageal and liver cancer. A longtime Duke sports historian, Mr. Brill is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jane Shaw Brill; and his sister, Cassie Brill, of Deltaville.
posted 04.15.2011Geneva H. Patterson
Born February 21, 1916 in Scott County, MO, she lived in St. Louis and St. Louis County, MO, until 1980. She graduated from Central High and Hadley Vocational School. She worked as a commercial artist at International Shoe Company until the late 1940s, then devoted herself to fine art.
posted 04.13.2011John Robert Brooke Jr.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was retired from Chesapeake Corporation as a maintenance foreman after 35 years of service. He was a member of Petsworth Baptist Church in Gloucester.
posted 04.13.2011Harvey R. Griffith
Harvey Rowe Griffith, 75, of Cobbs Creek passed away on March 30, 2011 after a long struggle with asbestosis and diabetes. He was born and raised in the Fox Hill area of Hampton, moving to the Cobbs Creek area of Mathews County in June 1970.
posted 04.01.2011Dorothea A. Houston
Dorothea A. Houston, 87, of Hardyville died peacefully at her son’s home in New Kent on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Carman B Houston Sr. She enjoyed traveling, the movies, dining out, and spending time with her family.
posted 03.31.2011Effie J. Payne
Effie Johnston Payne, of Hartfield passed from this life on Monday, March 28, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband, Randolph F. Payne; parents, Avery and Nellie Johnston; and brothers, Vernon, Elwood and Herbert Johnston.