Obituaries from Virginia

John Barlow, son of Deacon Thomas Barlow of Lowndes Co
born 1827 in Alabama - died 1862 Charlottesville Virginia
while serving in 1st Texas Regiment, Hoods Brigade

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, Mrs. 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. 

Quinton 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. 

December 24, 1998
The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA
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; two stepgrandchildren, 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
8 p.m. 

January 04, 1999
The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA
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, Virginia,
at the Bide-A-Wee Tearoom over lunch, they eventually decided to make the Peninsula their home. During the '40s he was
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 his employees.
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. 

February 18, 1999
The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star, Norfolk, Virginia
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 Nanny Barlow Wills.
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 Road

April 08, 1999
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Mitchell, Mrs. Pearl Barlow, of Ashland, a homemaker, widow of Curtis L. Mitchell.

August 06, 1999
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Moore, Mrs. Lora Barlow, 82, of Richmond, a homemaker, widow of Sterling Alfred Moore. 

October 11, 1999
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Page: B-3
Barlow, Mrs. Vera Gallier, 89, widow of Herbert Abel Barlow

November 02, 1999
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Page: B-3
Cortada, James Nicholas, 85, a retired foreign service officer and a former mayor of Orange,
husband of Shirley Barlow Cortada

November 03, 1999
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Page: B-3
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
of Commerce.
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
Regional Affairs.
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 and diplomat-in-residence.
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 Rescue Squad.
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
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Page: B-3
Bowling Green
Barlow, Mrs. Blanche Watts, 94, a retired Colonial Variety Store sales clerk, widow of
JackWatts and Mastin Barlow. 

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