Glenn Aubrey Hoy, 83, of Smithfield lost his courageous battle with cancer on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.  He was born Jan. 9, 1934 in Staunton, and was the son of the late Ella Florence Shepherd and Guy Oliver Hoy.  

Glenn served his country in the Navy, attended Penn State University, and retired from Newport News Shipbuilding after 38 years.  He then went on to own his own construction company.

He is survived by his beloved wife Gail Hoy, his little dog Aubrey, and his six children; Glenn A. (Debbie) Hoy, II, Lesa (Andy) Ankney, Sonja (Tony) Brown, Rodney D. (Kim) Hoy, Steve Waddell (Becky Reed), Debra Locke (Steve Remesic); two sisters, Mary Joan Bower (Ted) and Valerie Tilley; 19 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Glenn was preceded in death by a brother, G.O. Hoy, and two sisters, Irene Wakefield and Betty Fisher.  

Visitation will be held from 6 - 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at Colonial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10t at Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Drive, followed by burial in St. Luke’s Memorial Park.  Committal will be immediately followed by a reception in Smithfield Baptist Church.

The family suggests memorial contributions to IOW Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, C/O Pam Jordan, 18214 Farmview Lane, Windsor, VA  23487.
Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 14214 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton, 23314. Condolences and remembrances are encouraged at

VIRGINIA BEACH — John H. Peterson, Sr., 95, of First Colonial Inn in Virginia Beach, died on Sept. 24, 2017. A native of Mt. Olive, N.C., he was predeceased by his wife, Rose, one brother and five sisters. He is survived by his son, John Jr. (Jo Ann); sister Helen (H.J.); two grandsons, John III (Stacy) and Lucky (Elizabeth); four great-grandchildren, Penn, Gage, Greer and Vaughan.

John retired from the U.S. Naval Submarine Service, Piqua, Ohio Nuclear Power Facility, and Virginia Power. He resided in Smithfield for more than 35 years and was formerly a member of Cedar Point Country Club, the American Legion, VFW, and Subvets.

The Peterson family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to his caretaker, Michelle Spyres, and her aides, Maria and Pat for their love and devoted care of our "Daddy Pete."

A "Tribute to John Sr." will be held in Virginia Beach at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Great Neck Chapel of Holloman Brown. A mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 2 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Smithfield followed by a burial in St. Luke's Memorial Park.

Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Carrollton.  Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at



NEWPORT NEWS — Edward (Eddie) Francis Knapp Jr., 61, of Newport News, passed away Sept. 15, 2017.  He was born in Syracuse, N.Y. on Jan.  9, 1956, to the late Edward F Knapp Sr. and June McGuriman Knapp. 

Eddie attended Smithfield High School and worked as a diesel truck mechanic in the Chesapeake and Norfolk area.  He attended Denbigh Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his brother, John (Lauretta) of Smithfield; his sisters, Donna of League City, Texas and Barbara of Newport News; aunt, Dianna Keen (JR) of Smithfield; nephews, John Knapp Jr. and Ray Knapp-Carr; and niece, Jennifer Knapp. 
A celebration of Eddie’s life will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Denbigh Baptist Church Youth House, 13010 Mitchell Point Road, Newport News.

John William Wise Sr., formerly of Stony Creek, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at the Battlefield Park Heath Care Center.  He was born in Isle of Wight County to the late Emmett and Susie Bradshaw Wise.  He was preceded in death by his son, John W. “Johnnie” Wise Jr.; brother, James E. Wise and a son-in-law, Mitchell Harris.  

Mr. Wise was a member of Whiteheads Grove Baptist Church in Smithfield.  He was veteran of the United States Marines, a retired diesel mechanic from Bishop Settle Construction Company and a member of Sussex Community Hunt Club.  

Mr. Wise is survived by his wife, Mary L. Wise; daughter of John Wise, Darlene Wise Harris (mother Dianne W. Cook); son of Mary and John Wise, Anthony Wise and daughter-in-law, Shannon; grandchildren, Milton E. Wise, John Michael Wise, Jessica Dianne Wise, MaKayla Elizabeth Wise, Shelbi Marie Wise, Gavrielle Janae Wise and Anissa Brooke Wise; great-grandchildren, Braxton James Sheffield and Olivia Ray Highsmith; two sisters, Louise Wise Bailey Bennett and Betty Sue Wise Burris; three brothers, Francis Wise, David Wise and Jessie Wise and numerous nieces and nephews.  

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Mill Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, 6329 Mill Swamp Road, Ivor, with the Rev. Russell O. Leonard officiating.  The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 22, from 10-11 a.m. at the Crater Road Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3935 S. Crater Road, Petersburg. 
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131. Condolences may be registered at


The Rev. Sarah C. Hall of Smithfield passed away on Sept. 16, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Deacon Frank and Eunice Clark Hall. She is survived by two nieces, LaKeisha and Monica Hall and nephew, KeShawn Hall; three brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, 4-7 p.m. at Shivers Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 22, noon, at Emmanuel Baptist Church.