Arlayne Honeycutt Aycock, 77, of Smithfield, passed away Sept. 7, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Troy and Mamie Honeycutt.

Arlayne is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Aycock Wright; son and daughter-in-law, Chip and Victoria Aycock; five grandchildren, one great grandchild; and brother, Bobby Honeycutt.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be registered online at



Donald Elwood Soles Sr. 77, of Smithfield went to be with his Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 in Riverside Hospital.  Donald was born the son of the late Vonnie Elwood Soles and Ruby Letha Cox Soles.  He began his career in the flooring business in Wilmington, N.C. with Sherwin Williams and went on to open his own flooring company, Tidewater Floors Inc., in Chesapeake. Donald was a direct descendant of George Soule and a member of the Virginia Mayflower Society and a member of Smithfield Baptist Church.  Donald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Cathey Soles.  His sons Donald Elwood Soles Jr. M.D. and his wife Nancy, and Jeffrey Keith Soles and his wife Deanna; five grandchildren, Donald Elwood Soles III, Andrea Leigh Soles, Elizabeth Caroline Soles, Loyal Douglas Soles and Bennett Nolan Soles.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. in Smithfield Baptist Church with burial to follow in St. Luke’s Memorial Park cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Little’s Funeral Home on Friday Sept. 8, 6 - 7:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association, or Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430.  Online condolences may be registered at

WINDSOR — Alfred "Fred" Duncan Jr., 61, of Windsor was called home to be with his Savior unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Fred was a very active member of Mill Swamp Baptist Church and a well-known member of his community. Fred always enjoyed life to its fullest and loved photography, reading his Bible, spending time with his family and camping at the river.

In addition to close friends and loved ones, Fred was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Dr. Alfred J. Duncan Sr. and Thaddia Bell Duncan; as well as a sister, Karen Duncan Olin.

 He is survived by his brothers, Mark Duncan and Randy Olin; nieces and nephews, Amber, Robbie, R.J. and Jacob Wells, Kristin and Peyton Kessinger and Ashlynn Lane. 
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Mill Swamp Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Mill Swamp Baptist Church cemetery. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel. Condolences may be posted at 


Kipp Gillette Jones, 64, of Smithfield passed away on Sept. 2, 2017.  Kipp was the son of the late Jesse Eugene Jones and Edna Felts Jones.  He had retired as an accountant, was a talented musician and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.  Kipp is survived by his brother, Larry Eugene Jones and his wife Shamsoon; two aunts, Virginia Brown of Mt. Holly and Agnes Matheis, of Montross, along with numerous cousins.  
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 11  a.m. at St. Luke’s Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Pam Jordan 18214 Farmview Lane, Windsor, VA 23487 or The Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad, P O Box 97, Smithfield, VA 23431.  Condolences may be registered online at

David Russell Sawyer, 74, of Smithfield passed in peace on Aug. 26, 2017 after a brief illness.  He was the son of Katherine E. Edwards and Joseph S. Sawyer.  

David retired from Newport News Shipbuilding and was proud of a number of innovative patents he held for the shipbuilding industry.  He was a founding member of the Isle of Wight Fair Committee and served as chair of the fair for several years.  He was an ardent amateur historian with a particular interest in World War II and the Civil War Battle of Smithfield.  David was also an avid photographer and always had a camera nearby.  He was a member of Oakland Christian Church.  David never met a stranger and always had a story to share.  
He loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha (Marty) G. Sawyer; two daughters Michelle Sawyer and Angela (Angie) Russell.  He is survived by two sisters, Melissa Sawyer and Joyce Larkin (Ed); two brothers, Richard Sawyer and Paul Edwards (Gail); a son-in law, Michael Russell (Denise); two grandchildren, Holly Russell and Sam Russell; three special children (Kayla Reagan Garnett, Kacie Reagan, and Daniel Reagan) who became family when his son-in law remarried;  a number of nieces and nephews, including Andrea Clontz (Bobby) to whom he was particularly close; and his long-time companion, Diego the Cat. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m. in St. Luke’s Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to a favorite charity. Condolences may be registered online at