Obituaries from Virginia
Barlow, son of Deacon Thomas Barlow of Lowndes Co
born 1827 in Alabama - died 1862 Charlottesville
while serving in 1st Texas Regiment, Hoods
JOHN WILTON BARLOW, III
Virginian Pilot Newspaper Obituaries
Norfolk, Virginia Beach
Friday, December 4, 1953
Newport News, Virginia,
December 3 - Age 36 of 1174 Ferguson Ave,
died Thursday, December 3, 1953 after a short illness at the Mary Immaculate
Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. ANNA SCHYMONSKY BARLOW;
2 sons, RONALD WILTON and JAMES WILTON; 1 daughter, HELEN
BARLOW; his mother, Mrs. J.W. BARLOW JR of Norfolk; 1 sister,
MICHALE KIMETIZ of Ridgewood, New Jersey; 1 brother, STANLEY B.
FISHER of Washington, DC; 1 niece and 1 nephew.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December
4, 1953 at 2:00 pm from the Grace Episcopal Church, with the Rev
VALVERT E. BUCK, officiating. Interment will be in the Peninsula
Memorial Park Cemetery.
T. "Bill" Barlow Sergeant Major, United States Marine Corps
April 6, 1998 Vienna Virginia
Margaret Elizabeth Barlow was born
May 16, 1917 in Washington Co District of Glade Springs VA, and
died in Manassas Virginia on July 26, 1998. She was interred
at Arlington National Cemetery July 30, 1998.
RICHARD B. WARE
December 24, 1998
The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star,
Richard Byron Ware, 66, of the 8500 block
of Matthew Maury Court in Spotsylvania, formerly
of Chesapeake, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998,
at his residence.
Mr. Ware was born in Jacksonville, Fla.,
and was the son of the late Theodore R. and Johnie Sustare Ware. He was
the husband of Lora Barlow Ware. He retired in 1994 as an engineer
with TRADOC at Fort Monroe, Va., and retired from General Dynamics in 1987.
He was a graduate of the University of Maryland, after which he received
two master's degrees. Before
his death, he had been working in the Elder
Studies at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg. He was a member of
the International Electrical Engineers Association, and recently was elected
to the board of the Chancellors-West Home Owners Association. He was an
Army veteran of the Korean War.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a stepdaughter,
Alice Barlow; a stepson, Joseph Barlow and his wife, Holly;
Brittany Barlow and Jordan Barlow, all of
Chesapeake; a brother, Donald Ware Sr. of Salisbury, Md.; four nieces;
and two nephews.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday
in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, with the Rev. Charles
L. Mosely officiating. Interment will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.
Viewing will begin Saturday at the funeral
home where the family will receive friends from 6 to
LOUIS F. SMITH
January 04, 1999
The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star,
Louis Franklin Smith, 87, former owner
of Lousmith Supermarket, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 2, 1999.
A native of Baltimore, he came to Newport
News in 1937 with C.D. Kinney Company. After meeting his future bride,
at the Bide-A-Wee Tearoom over lunch, they
eventually decided to make the Peninsula their home. During the '40s he
associated with E.A. Harper and Company.
In 1952, he joined Rich's Supermarkets and was their general manager for
17 years. In October 1969, at the age of 59, he began Lou-Smith Supermarket
in a small space in Gloucester County. By placing the
customer first, offering quality merchandise
and, above all, proper service, his business developed a long standing
and very devoted customer loyalty. Lousmith Supermarket ultimately expanded
to six locations throughout the area. Working together with his three
sons, each and every store location was
dedicated to perpetuating the Lousmith philosophy of "people first." Lou
Smith was well known for his honesty and kindness to his customers and
He was a longtime member of Abingdon Episcopal
Church and served as trustee, a former senior warden and chairman of fund
raising for the restoration of Abingdon Episcopal Church.
He was preceded in death by his son Spencer
Ozlin Smith and is survived by his wife, Virginia S. Smith; two sons, Louis
Saunders Smith and wife, Anne, and Herbert Franklin Smith and wife, Wendy;
daughter-in-law, Linda T. Smith; sister, Leona S. Lancea; brother, William
Fehrman Smith; and three grandchildren, Jesse Winfield Smith, Matthew Spencer
Smith and Sarah Barlow Smith.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m.
Tuesday in Abingdon Episcopal Church by the Rev. Theodore Haddix Jr. Interment
will follow in the church cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions
may be made to Abingdon Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 82, White Marsh, Va.
23183 or the Abingdon Volunteer Rescue Squad, Box 247, Gloucester Point,
Va. 23062. Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point, is handling arrangements.
CHARLES C. WILLS JR.
February 18, 1999
The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star,
Charles Chapman Wills Jr., 82, of the 1100
block of Myrtle St., died Feb. 17, 1999, in Louise
Obici Memorial Hospital.
A native of Southampton County, he was
a member of First Baptist Church, N. Main St., and attended the Adult
7 Men's Sunday School Class. He retired as foreman for Ames & Webb
Paving Contractors and was the son of the late Charles C. Wills Sr. and
Survivors include his wife, Marion H. Wills
of Suffolk; son and daughter-in-law, R. Wayne and Donna L. Wills of Suffolk;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday
in Hill Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles W. Thompson. Interment will be
in Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Hill Funeral Home
from 7 to 8 p.m. today and other times at the home of the son, 3723 Holland
April 08, 1999
Mitchell, Mrs. Pearl Barlow,
of Ashland, a homemaker, widow of Curtis L. Mitchell.
August 06, 1999
Moore, Mrs. Lora Barlow,
82, of Richmond, a homemaker, widow of Sterling Alfred Moore.
October 11, 1999
Barlow, Mrs. Vera Gallier, 89, widow
of Herbert Abel Barlow.
November 02, 1999
Cortada, James Nicholas, 85, a retired
foreign service officer and a former mayor of Orange,
husband of Shirley Barlow Cortada
FORMER MAYOR OF ORANGE DIES JAMES N. CORTADA
HELD STATE DEPARTMENT POSTS
November 03, 1999
James Nicholas Cortada began his almost
30-year career in foreign service in 1942. After the
bombing of Pearl Harbor, he offered his
services to the U.S. government.
At the time, the New York native was operating
the family's export business in Havana, and he
was assigned to the American Embassy there
for the duration of the war.
Mr. Cortada, who retired to Orange and
twice served as town mayor, died Monday at age 85 after
a suffering a stroke.
Working mostly as an economist for the
State Department, he became an Arabic language
specialist during his service and held
posts in Spain, Iraq, Egypt and Yemen. He also was fluent
in Spanish and could read French, Italian
and Catalan, the language of Catalonia.
While in Cuba, he attended the University
of Havana Law School and earned a bachelor's degree
from Havana Business University in 1948.
He was then sent to Washington to study
at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute. In
addition, he was trained in economic analysis
and international marketing by the Department
He served as the economic consul for the
American Consulate General in Barcelona from 1942
to 1948, and, during the 1950s, he served
as consul in Basra, Iraq, and an economic and
commercial consul in Cairo.
Mr. Cortada was sent back to Washington
in 1961, where he was economic adviser for Greek,
Turkish and Iranian Affairs, then deputy
director of the Office of Near East and South Asia
He was then sent to Taziz, Yemen, where
heheld the title of minister in the U.S. Embassy. His
work in obtaining the release of 16 British
soldiers captured by Yemeni tribesmen in 1963 earned him a public statement
of appreciation from British Parliament.
In 1964, he was assigned to the University
of California at Los Angeles, where he lectured on
international economics as a senior fellow
He later served two years as dean of the
School of Professional Studies at the Foreign Service
Institute in Washington and reorganized
the institute's training program.
Mr. Cortada retired in 1970 after three
years as Consul General at the American Consulate in
Barcelona. He was the author of numerous
articles on foreign affairs and diplomatic training,
and, with his son,co-authored two books,
"U.S. Foreign Policy in the Caribbean, Cuba and Central
America" in 1985 and "Can Democracy Survive
in Western Europe" in 1996.
Mr. Cortada retired to Orange County, where
in 1974 he was elected to the Orange Town Council.
Four years later he was elected mayor.
He left that office in 1982, but in 1990 was called back to
the post to help the town plan for an annexation.
He was also a seven-year member of the
county planning commission.
He was a former board member of the Orange
County Economic Development Corp., Culpeper
Memorial Hospital and the Orange County
Survivors include his wife of 55 years,
Shirley E. Barlow Cortada; two daughters, Vera
Christina Winkler of Arlington, and Monica
E. Ballard of Ellicot City, Md.; one son, Dr. James
William Cortada of Madison, Wis.; and one
sister, Joy Cortada Beattio of Fort Myers, Fla.
A memorial service will be held Thursday
at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Orange.
Burial will be private.
November 17, 1999
Barlow, Mrs. Blanche Watts, 94,
a retired Colonial Variety Store sales clerk, widow of
JackWatts and Mastin Barlow.