CARROLLTON — James Malcolm Holthoff died peacefully at his home in Carrollton on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the age of 64. 

Jimmy is survived by his wife Cynthia; three daughters; Leslie Martin (Michael), Allison Holthoff and Meghan Cyplik (Scott) and four grandchildren, all of Suffolk. He also has three surviving sisters, Connie Rhodes (John), Tina Pack (Ron) and Donna Lowery (Gene) and his brother John Holthoff (Sharon). He also leaves many nieces and nephews. 

Jimmy was born on June 4, 1953 in Norfolk to the late William Francis and Helen Whitehurst Holthoff. He graduated from Western Branch High School in 1972. He married his high school sweetheart, Cindy, in 1973. They built their first home together in Chesapeake in 1976 and resided there until they moved to Carrollton in 1988. Over the years they had three beautiful daughters. 

In 1983, after the birth of their third daughter, Jimmy started Hampton Roads Contracting where he operated as the president until his retirement in May 2017. Jimmy was a talented carpenter and could build or fix anything. He loved to build things for his family and made rocking horses, high chairs, step stools and chairs, and built a home filled with unique woodwork both designed and built with his own hands. 

Jimmy and his team “Size Matters” won many raft races and held the title “Queens of the Creek” and “Kings of the Creek” many times in a raft designed by him. He was an avid boater, raft racer, fisherman, dancer, boat builder, storyteller and loved spending time with his friends and family. He was the Admiral of Club Holthoff, and the best and well-known patron of “The JYM”. 

An outdoor memorial service and celebration of life is scheduled for Friday, July 14, 3 p.m. at his home located at 12210 Bay Harbor Lane Carrollton. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim’s life.  Attendees to the service are encouraged to wear casual, comfortable clothing.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) 8588 Potter Park Dr. Suite 500 Sarasota, FL 34238, in honor of his daughter, Allison. Donations can be made at: 
Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 14214 Carrollton Blvd. Carrollton, VA.  Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at


On July 11, 2017, Robert Fulton Faison III, 61, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his family.  Fulton was born to the late Robert Fulton Faison Jr. and Bettie Bell Berryman Faison of Dendron. 

Raised on Chestnut Farm in Surry, a deep love for agriculture was instilled in him by preceding generations.  And the highlight of his decades-long career as a farmer was proudly working alongside his son each day. Fulton was the patriarch of a very close-knit family, with whom he enjoyed taking vacations to the Outer Banks and attending classic car shows and NASCAR races.  He was a member of the 700 Club and his life was greatly enriched by a strong Christian faith.  

Fulton is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Deborah Johnson Faison; a daughter Bettie Nicole Faison; a son, Robert Fulton Faison IV; a sister, Deborah Faison Jones and her husband Thomas R. Jones Jr.; four nieces, Christen Clarke, Michelle Harry, Adora Bonham, and Brittany Boyer, a nephew, David L. Johnson IV; several great-nieces and great-nephews, and a loyal granddog. Rusty “Woo Woo.” 
A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 14, 11 a.m. at the Old Brick Church Cemetery, Bacon’s Castle. The family will receive friends at Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield on Thursday, July 13, 6 - 7:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Surry Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 188, Surry, VA 23883.  Condolences may be registered online at


Peyton “Pate” Page Nottingham IV, 58 passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Sentara Careplex Hospital.  Born in Norfolk, Peyton was raised in Carrollton, graduated from Smithfield High School and furthered his education with Lucas Travel School in Norfolk.

For 19 years, Peyton was employed with AAA Agency.  He obtained his CTA from the Institute of Certified Travel Agents.  He earned his ACC (accredited cruise counselor) from Cruise Lines International Association.

His passion for travel and traveling experiences was passed on to his devoted customers for their upcoming trips and for their memories.

Survivors include his parents, Joanne Johnson and Peyton Page Nottingham III; sister, Beverley Nottingham Prillaman (Paul “Bud”); nephew, Paul Nelson Prillaman (Amanda) and great nephew, Paul Davis Prillaman; and a host of extended friends and family. Pate was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Sidney and Nancy Johnson and paternal grandparents, Jane and Peyton Nottingham Jr. 

Family and friends will gather for visitation, Tuesday, July 12, 6-7:30 pm, in Colonial Funeral Home, A graveside funeral service will be held a 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, in St. Luke’s Memorial Park, with the Rev. Macon Walton officiating.  All attending the graveside service are requested to meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 3 p.m., dressed in casual attire and proceed to the cemetery in procession.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Food Bank of the VA Peninsula, 2401 Aluminum Avenue, Hampton, VA  23661 in Pate’s memory.  They express a special “thank you” to Janice Kosker for being such a true friend and for being by Peyton’s during his illness.
Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 14214 Carrollton Blvd. Carrollton, VA.  Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at

CARROLLTON — H.M. “Dude” Vaughn, 87, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

After a 41-year career with the Newport News Shipyard, he retired in 1992 as the power house operator. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and its Liberty Builders. His love of antique cars led him to be a member of several antique car clubs. He enjoyed spending time in his yard and tending to his flowerbeds.   

 Surviving members of his family include his wife of 67 years, DeGloria Darnell Vaughn; children, Mike Vaughn and Denise Vaughn Prescott; grandchildren, K.C. Vaughn Marlino, Kate L. Vaughn; great grandchildren, Shanna Marlino, Christian Vaughn, Jordan Marlino, and Alyssa Grishaw.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 5, 2-3 p.m. at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home.  Following the visitation, a service will be held at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.

Ada Crocker Thompson, loving wife, mother and aunt, passed away at her home on June 28, 2017 at the age of 88.  Ada was born to parents Charlie B. and Nettie Turner Crocker who predeceased her.  She was also predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Charles A. “Andy” Thompson, who passed away Feb. 4, 2016; sisters, Odelle C. Holleman, Tera C. Wyatt and a brother Cecil L. Crocker.  She is survived by a son, Russell K. Barlow, and a sister, Nell C. Owen (Sonny).  She is also survived by a special niece, Linda Raye H. Evans; nieces, Patricia C. Edmundson (John), Wanda C. Pearson, Susan O. Saunders (Whit) and Alice O. Adams; and a nephew, Cecil L. Crocker Jr. 

Except for a few years in Portsmouth and Carrollton, Ada lived all her life in Smithfield.  She was a secretary/bookkeeper and worked for several area businesses.  She retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1991.She was a member of Smithfield Baptist Church and was a kind, gentle lady who loved her family and friends. 

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2 p.m. in the chapel of Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield, with burial to follow in St. Luke’s Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday July 1, 6 - 7:30 p.m. The family would like to thank Angie Batten and Angie Rowland, faithful caregivers, who showed love and support for Ada. 

Memorial donations may be made to Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Dr. Smithfield, VA 23430, the Alzheimer’s Association at or the Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 97, Smithfield, VA 23431.  
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