Mary Belle Jones Lewis, 93, greatest loves were family, friends and community

Mary Belle Jones Lewis

Mary Belle Jones Lewis joined her heavenly father Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. She enjoyed 93 years of good and abundant life. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Roland C. Jones and Laura Belle Foster Jones; two brothers; and one sister. She graduated from Mathews High School in 1941, and later worked at Cheatham […]


Richard B. Holt, 80, ‘Mr. Fix It’ whose advice and guidance was relied on by many

Richard B. Holt

Richard B. Holt, 80, of Chickahominy Haven, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. Richard was a native of Newport News. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1955, began his career at NASA Langley in 1956 and graduated from NASA Apprentice School as an instrument maker in 1961. […]


Joseph P. “Joe” Deciano Jr., 59, master sergeant and jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne

Joseph P. “Joe” Deciano

U.S. Army Master Sgt. Joseph P. “Joe” Deciano Jr., 59, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Joe was a master sergeant and jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne. He served over 22 years in the U.S. Army, including during the Gulf War, and received numerous medals. Joe was preceded in death by his father, Joseph P. Deciano […]


Arthur S. Hanson, 94, Lutheran pastor

Arthur Sylvester Hanson

With joy and with great sadness, we bid farewell to Pastor Arthur S. Hanson, 94, who left us Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. The son of Charles and Olivia Hanson, Arthur was born in Wegdahl, Minn., in 1922. A graduate of Dubuque University and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, he was ordained June 15, 1947. […]


Helen Virginia Smith, 93, member of the Red Hat Society

Helen Virginia Smith

Helen Virginia Smith, 93, of Williamsburg, Va., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Smith Sr.; son, Charles S. Smith Jr.; daughter, Marilyn Brown; son-in-law, Walter Lee; and brothers and sisters, Christine Rowe, Dorothy Flanary, Ruth Broughman, Claudy Holston, James Holston, Mildred Holston and Herbert Holston. […]