James William ‘Jim’ Bailey, 85, pioneered Army’s first missile ordnance delivery system

James William 'Jim' Bailey

James William ‘Jim’ Bailey, 85, of Williamsburg, Va., left this earth Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., Nov. 15, 1931, to Robert and Freda Smith Bailey. James graduated from Western Michigan University in 1951. During his career at the U.S. Army’s Diamond Ordnance Fuse Laboratory (DOFL) in Washington, D.C., he pioneered […]

Barbara Ann Stoddard, 79, ‘made sure no belly went empty’

Barbara Ann Stoddard

Barbara Ann Stoddard, 79, passed away peacefully Friday, April 7, 2017, at Williamsburg Sentara Regional Medical Center. Loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be missed by her family. There was nothing more important to Barbara than spending time with her children and grandchildren—especially at the family’s cottage on Lake Skaneateles, N.Y. As a strong, […]

Darlene Rose Palmer, 65, enjoyed hunting for treasures at yard sales

Darlene Rose Palmer

Darlene Rose Palmer, 65, of Williamsburg, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. Darlene was a native of Garrett, Ky., and Williamsburg resident since 1972. A caregiver, Darlene was employed with Home Instead Home Health Care in Newport News, Va. She was also previously employed with Dr. A.L. Wilding in Williamsburg, Va. Darlene enjoyed gardening, watching […]