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Eugene Gordon Jr

Jun 15, 1940 - Nov 30, 2023

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Williamsburg, VA

Eugene Quinton Gordon Jr. , age 83, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023. A memorial service for Eugene will be held Monday, December 18, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd. , Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Barbara Elizabeth Williamson Benson

Nov 03, 1947 - Mar 02, 2024

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Williamsburg, VA

Barbara Elizabeth Williamson Benson, 76, passed peacefully on March 2, 2024, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. She was born on November 3, 1947, to the late Stanley B. and Nellie (Garber) Williamson. She lived her entire life in Hampton, VA, until moving to Williamsburg in 2017. Barbara is survived by the love of her life and husband of 56 years, William Hunter Benson, Jr.; two wonderful daughters whom she adored, Michele Elizabeth Benson (Harry K. Howell) and Nicole Diane Benson; her brother-in-law, David L. Benson (Bobbie W. Benson); sister-in-law, Deborah Benson; three nephews, and two nieces.In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Shirley Williamson Wunder (Melvin A.), brother, Donald Edward Williamson, nephew, Michael A. Wunder, in-laws, William H. and Marjorie S. Benson, and brother-in-law, Frank R. Benson.Barbara graduated from Hampton High School, Class of 1966 and attended Old Dominion and Christopher Newport Universities. She worked as a Civil Servant for the U.S. Army/NASA. In December 1986, she left her Civil Service career and began working for Analytical Services & Materials, Inc., where she retired in December 2012 as the Human Resources Director. She was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church where she served on the Administration Ministry, two Search Committees, the Communion Committee, and as a greeter and substitute counter. She loved gardening, traveling (especially in Europe), fine dining, and her dog, Mandy.Barbara will be most remembered for her strong faith and thoughtfulness. Those who shared her life know she was a gifted writer and gracious listener. She always sent the perfect note or gift to support her friends and family. She was kind to everyone, generous, and just plain fun to be around. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 8 at 11 a.m. at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, with a reception to follow at the Hampton Yacht Club. Scattering of her ashes will be at a later date. The family would like to thank Dr. Angela DeRidder and her wonderful staff at Riverside Cancer Infusion Center, Williamsburg, for their care during this journey. In lieu of flowers, Barbara requests that memorial donations be made to the Endowment Fund at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

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Jay Homer Smith

Sep 23, 1946 - Mar 02, 2024

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Williamsburg, VA

Jay Homer Smith, Age 77, passed away on March 2nd, 2024. He was born September 23, 1946 in Washington D.C. to Homer and Sylvia Smith. He attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, M.D., graduating in 1964. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in 1968 from Syracuse University in New York. While there, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilone Fraternity. Upon graduating, he began a long and successful career in the oil and gas industry, beginning with Shell Oil Company in New Orleans and continuing on with British Petroleum as well as several other small energy companies. He successfully completed the program for Management Development, 54th session, an Executive Education Program of the Harvard Business School. His activities in his local community included membership in the Williamsburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, receiving the Bronze Roger Sherman Medal and a Certificate of Distinguished Service. He was also involved in the Executive Partner Program at the College of William and Mary. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Joanne Culler and Linda Waldron, and his nephews Richard Culler and Keith Waldron. He is survived by his wife Jamie, daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Joshua Hastert, and sister-in-law Sharyn Sabella, as well as his nieces Laura Comfort, Claire Mack, Beth McNamara and many great nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held at the Bucktrout Funeral Home on March 10th, 2024. Visitation begins at 1:00 PM, Service At 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Hospice House of Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Francisco Babauta Santos

Aug 01, 1963 - Mar 01, 2024

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Williamsburg, VA

Francisco Babauta Santos, MSgt, USAF (Retired) of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2024 with his wife Margaret by his side. Known to those close to him as “Frank”, he was born on Guam on the first of August 1963, to Antonia and Francisco Santos, and was the eldest of seven children. Growing up he attended Father Duenas Memorial High School in Mangilao, and after graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force. His first stop on what would become a long and illustrious career in aircraft maintenance was Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, after which the Air Force took Frank and his family to many duty stations across the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Oman. Frank Retired after 26 distinguished years of service to his country having proudly served in combat during the Gulf War and Operation Enduring Freedom. During his service he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, National Defense service medal with 1 service star, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. After retiring, he began a career with Northrop Grumman as a Project Manager on a major international Air Force Program. After many years of distinguished service, Frank retired to the Blue Ridge Mountains with his beloved wife where he enjoyed hiking with his dogs, fishing, and exploring the region’s many wineries and breweries. Frank, known to some as ‘The Bourbon Whisperer’, was an avid Bourbon collector and was the local authority on historical distilleries and bourbon releases. He was passionate about global and local issues and believed in helping others, showing his love for his community through volunteering at the Nelson County Food Bank, using his life experience to assist countless young people with setting goals, and providing encouragement, mentorship, and friendship for young military members. A lifelong learner, Frank earned his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, and his Master’s in Business Administration from Colorado State University. Frank believed that education was the key to success and that a commitment to learning demonstrated discipline, organization, and critical thinking. Frank was a devoted husband to Margaret Sobey, with whom he shared a true love match. He was a devoted father to his children Francisco “Frankie” Santos, Jared Santos, Matthew Sobey, Michael Sobey, Alysha and her husband Nicholas Sanchez, Bryanna-Marie Santos, and Catherine Baldwin (Gary), through which he leaves behind a legacy of love and commitment. He is also survived by his mother, Antonia, his siblings Tony (Lisa), John (Velma), Paul (Winnie), Margaret (John), Raymond (Joanne), and Rosita, as well as grandchildren Dominic, Sumahi, and Matua. Services to honor Frank’s life will be held at Bucktrout Funeral Home, with visitation on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM with a Rosary service to start at 4:00 PM, and a service with full military honors on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Tunnel to Towers in Francisco’s name. May his memory live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

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Charles Marlin Stetler

Mar 22, 1939 - Feb 29, 2024

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Williamsburg, VA

Charles Marlin Stetler, 84, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024. Charles was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Shamokin High School in 1957. Afterwards, he attended Lehigh University and earned a degree in 1961. Charles embarked on a fruitful career as a chemical engineer; and throughout his life he lived and worked in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. Eventually, Charles retired from his work at Raytheon Engineers and in 2011 he and his beloved wife of 66 years, Susan, moved to Williamsburg. He was the President of the Newtown HOA for many years. In addition to spending time with his family, Charles loved to grill on his Big Green Egg and attend William & Mary sporting events. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Stetler; his parents, Marlin and Gertrude Stetler; and his brother, Alan Stetler. He is survived by his sons Charles D. Stetler (Lori) of Dallas, TX and Steven Stetler (Lucianna Ometto) of Houston, TX; daughter Suzanne Mitrovic (John) of Toano, VA; grandchildren Alison Graham, Jeff Stetler, Samantha Stetler, Marissa Mitrovic, Brandon Stetler, Jake Stetler, and Kelli Mitrovic; and great-grandchildren Remy, Sloane, and Cameron Foerster. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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Larry Lee McGraw

May 10, 1939 - Feb 29, 2024

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Williamsburg, VA

Larry Lee McGraw, age 84, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Opal McGraw; brother, Benny McGraw; and sister, Sharon Brown. After serving in the Army, he attended both Beckley College and Morris Harvey College, earning a Bachelor of Arts. He worked as a teacher in the York County Schools. Larry was also a photographer, which he enjoyed as a hobby, but also for Sam’s Camera and McGraw Photography. Larry is survived by his daughters, Kelly A. McGraw and Suzanne M. McGraw. Special thanks to Bill and Carole Evans, Gerald Abraham, and Sam and Selena Elkins for their years of friendship. A graveside service for Larry will be held Monday, March 11, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Faith in Action (https://faithinaction.org/) or a charity of your choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.NelsenWilliamsburg.com.

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Ms. Ethel Vernon

Oct 29, 1931 - Mar 01, 2024

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Williamsburg, VA

Ms. Ethel Vernon transitioned Friday, March 1, 2024 at her home in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Vernon family request that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers. The family of Ms. Ethel Vernon has entrusted her final care to C. C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc. Full obituary and service information to follow. To to the family or in memory of Ms. Ethel Vernon, please

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Paula Ustik

Died : Feb 21, 2024

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Williamsburg, VA

Paula Ustik, 85, of Williamsburg, Va. passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Please check back for a full obituary. All services are private.

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Linda Plunkett

Died : Feb 26, 2024

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Williamsburg, VA

Linda Plunkett, 74, of Williamsburg, passed away on February 26, 2024. The full obituary is to follow.

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Sarah June Jennings

Jan 02, 1966 - Feb 24, 2024

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Williamsburg, VA

Sarah June Jennings, 58, passed away February 24, 2024 in Williamsburg. She will be dearly missed. Arrangements in care of Cremation Society of Virginia – Newport News Office.

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Ronald Holland Dunn

Sep 15, 1937 - Feb 23, 2024

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Williamsburg, VA

Ronald Holland Dunn, age 86, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. A funeral service for Ronald will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, Virginia. A committal service will occur Friday, March 1, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Druid Ridge Cemetery, 7900 Park Heights Ave, Pikesville, MD.

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