Frances Ann Edwards LeSueur died July 11, 2017. She was born on July 1, 1942 in Isle of Wight County and retired as a store clerk at Sentry Food Mart. 

She was predeceased by Anna Lee Edwards Fowler and Wesley Lee Fowler; brothers, James (Buddy) Faddie, George Ellis and David Wesley Fowler. 

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Keith LeSueur; daughters, Theresa Brinkley and Darlene LeSueur; son, Lester LeSueur; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Annie Lee Lawson, Jeanette Sawyer and Brenda Crumpler.
A funeral service was held July 13 at Parr Funeral Home in Suffolk, with Channan Brinkley IV officiating. Burial was at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Suffolk. 

FRANKLIN — Mrs. Carolyn Griffin Williams died peacefully in her home on July 13, 2017, in Franklin, Virginia, at the age of 75. 

Carolyn is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Everett Columbus Williams Jr. of Franklin; her brother, Joseph Clinton “Joe” Griffin Jr. and his wife, Carolyn; and brother Charles Howard Griffin and his wife Connie, all of Windsor. She is also survived by uncle Robert M. “Butler” Butler and his wife, Mary of Colosse; and numerous nieces and nephews. Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Clinton “J.C.” Griffin Sr., mother Elaine Butler Griffin, and aunts Hattie G. Fitton and Violet Griffin, all of Windsor.

A native of Isle of Wight County, Carolyn was born on Feb. 20, 1942 in Windsor to J.C. and Elaine Griffin. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1960. Carolyn was married to Everett Williams on July 3, 1960, after which she followed him nationally and internationally in his Air Force and engineering career travels. 

In all of the many places that she lived, Carolyn demonstrated an ability to form deeply caring relationships with those around her, always putting others before herself. While Carolyn was known for her homemaking, decorating and cooking skills, she was better known for being able to make people feel comfortable and loved, even in difficult situations. Although she had no children of her own, Carolyn will be largely remembered as a “mom” to many.

Carolyn’s health care has been primarily located in her home, supported by the medical efforts of Heartland Hospice and many other helpers; including Cindy Smullen, who has cared for and assisted Carolyn for seven years. Other helpers included Raynette, Theresa, Debbie, Vicky, Joyce, Virginia and many others. A special note of gratitude is given to her niece, Melissa Darden, who has provided much comfort and assistance over the last few years.
Family and friends will be received for a visitation from Wednesday July 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Franklin. A funeral service will take place at Franklin Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Thursday July 20. The burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery in Suffolk. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to the Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater at P.O. Box 12693, Norfolk, VA, 23541.


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