Herbert Lambert Simmons

Herbert Lambert Simmons, a New Hampton, N.Y., resident since 1995, died suddenly at Orange Regional Medical Center on July 3, 2014. He was 89.

Born on April 13, 1925, he was the son of the late Engle L. and Estelle Vanterpoople Simmons, he was born on April 13, 1925, on the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Herb proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Claire Pikul on May 18, 1979, on St. Thomas.

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Alice O'Connor

Services will be held Saturday, for Alice O'Connor who died Nov. 15, 2014. She was 92.

The viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay, St. John, with the service following at 10 a.m.

Interment will be in Cruz Bay Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughters, Naomi Varlack and Edna Freeman; son, Robert O'Connor Jr.; granddaughters, Diane Griffith, Denise Joseph, Abigail Hendricks, Delrise Varlack, Bericia Hendricks, Kela Braithwaite, Jerrel O'Connor, Francisca O'Connor and Francillia O'Connor; and grandsons, Elrod Hendricks Jr., Elroy Hendricks and Kareem Hendricks.

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Cedric Knight

Cedric Knight passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2014, in Florida after a long and happy life.

Born on March 5, 1937, on St. Kitts, and a long-time resident of St. Croix, Cedric is survived by his wife, Maria; and his daughter, Faith; and son, Jefferson; along with two grandchildren, Alana and Rhonielle; son-in-law, James Hubbs; niece, Karen Rodney; goddaughter, Karen Christian; and many other family members too numerous to mention as well as many close friends, the Stapeltons, Rogers, Abrahams, Herraras, Dusha, Lacanes, Wynters, Williams, Christensens, the VIPD, other friends too numerous to mention.

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Dean Christensen Cole

A celebration of life service will be held for Dean Cole at the St. Thomas Yacht Club at 4 p.m. Monday. Dean passed away suddenly on Nov. 12, 2014. He was born in 1953.

A beloved member of the St. Thomas community, Dean was an air traffic controller, teacher, boat captain, St.Thomas Yacht Club board member and mentor to many. His life was filled with adventurous and wonderful stories that will serve as a comforting memory for all those who admired and loved him.

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Angel M. Morales

Angel M. Morales, also known as "Chico" or "Chiquitin," 90, of Estate Whim, Frederiksted, passed away on Nov. 8, 2014, at Luis Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Genaro Morales Hernandez and Maria Madera Rivera; brothers-in-law, Osvaldo Rodriguez, Vicente, Modesto and Enrique Romero; sisters-in-law, Isabel, Victorina and Felipa Romero.

He is survived by his wife, Josefina Romero Morales; daughter, Angela Maria and Irma; sons, Wilfredo Fernando, Angel Luis, Jose Manuel and Lawrence Smith; grandchildren, Kaisha Arnold, Nelson, Jessica and Eric Morales, Natasha and Neftalie Morales, Patricia, Jose Miguel and Eliut Morales, Rachel and Kellie Smith, Zurita; 14-great-grandchildren; sister, Maria Rafaela Morales de Rodriguez; nieces, Vilma and Vanessa Rodriguez; daughters-in-law, Manuela Mateo-Morales, Erie Matthias-Morales, Sharon Smith and Liduvina Morales; son-in-law, Julio Torres; brothers-in-law, Angel and Anatolio Romero; sisters-in-law, Margarita Maldonado, Amparo Gerard and Ilma Asencio; special friends, Leonor and Oscar Asencio, Leroy "Cricket" Henley, Luz and Francisco Melendez, Enrique "Quique" Ayala, Barbara and Reylam Guerra.

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Elizabeth McIver Davis

Elizabeth McIver Davis, 92, of St. Thomas has died.

"Bette" Davis, daughter of Elliott and Caroline McIver, loving wife of Joe Davis, died on Nov. 5, 2014, at Beystone Health and Rehabilitation in Hendersonville, N.C., after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

She is survived by two sons, Jody and Mac Davis of St. Thomas; and daughter, Cameron Ellison of Hendersonville; as well as by eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

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Dean Christensen Cole

A celebration of life service will be held for Dean Cole at the St. Thomas Yacht Club at 4 p.m. Monday. Dean passed away suddenly on Nov. 12, 2014. He was born in 1953.

A beloved member of the St. Thomas community, Dean was an air traffic controller, teacher, boat captain, St.Thomas Yacht Club board member and mentor to many. His life was filled with adventurous and wonderful stories that will serve as a comforting memory for all those who admired and loved him.

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Pauline Augustine Durant Souffront

Pauline Augustine Durant Souffront was born Dec. 1, 1919, to Beatrice and Eustace Durant on Peter Island, British Virgin Islands, and was the oldest of 12 children.

She lived and worked in Tortola before relocating to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and marrying Louis J. Souffront, Sr., where the two raised their three children, Louis Jr., Carmelite and Roy. Her home became a sanctuary not only for family members, but also for strangers who needed help as well as a surrogate family.

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Andre Romanus Ottley

Services will be held Friday for Andre Romanus Ottley, who died Nov. 3, 2014.

The first viewing is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Celestial Chapel at Hurley-Davis Funeral Home.

The second viewing is from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Celestial Chapel at Hurley-Davis Funeral Home. The service follows at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral, with tributes and eulogy starting at 9:30 a.m. and the service at 10 a.m.

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Elmira King

Funeral services for Elmira King, affectionately known as MeMe, Mera and LaLa, will be held Saturday.

The viewing is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., with the service at 10 a.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

Interment is at Western Cemetery No. 2.

Elmira leaves to cherish her memory: husband, Leopold King Sr. (PD); siblings, Ursula, George and Glen; children, Leopold King Jr. (PD), Joyce King De La Paz (PD), Berenice King Lambert, Ianthe King Baptiste, Aileen King-Desborne, Rubio King (PD), Mario King, Lawrence King (PD), Clarence King and LaVerne King Donadelle (PD); son-in-law, Riel Baptiste; daughters-in-law, Mary King, Shirley King and Abdula King; stepdaughter, Norma King Krigger and adopted daughter, Margarita Knight; 42 grandchildren, Bernice, Juliet and Julien, Sandra, George and Laura, Joseph, Michelle, Lillian, Ettienne, Caryn and Robert, Debra, Roy and Denise, Alvin, Beverly, Barbara, Brenda and Breta, Karen, Ndai, Sean, Michael, Shaquanda and Shaquana, Stephanie and Hashim, Dawn, Gary, Naihma, Zambia, Hikmah, Jahba and Jahrah, Tiffany, Clarence and Craig, Aretha, Karise, Verne and Danice; 82 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great grandchildren; five great-great-great-grandchildren; 14 nieces/nephews, Luella Stuart, Lorena and Zysca Williams, Henrietta Todman, Pearlita Harper and Henry Morris Jr., Louise and Gloria Thompson, Lloyd and Bernard Williams, Hopolite Jr. and Eugene, Alexander and Octave Williams Jr.; and a host of other relatives, friends and church family.

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Deryl Helen Kidwell

Ms. Deryl Helen Kidwell, 81, of No. 6 Hull Bay, passed away on Nov. 3, 2014.

She is survived by her sister, Joy Beese of Kennewick, Wash. Deryl arrived in these islands more than 60 years ago and never wanted to leave.

She adored her dachshunds, her piece of land she tended and her home she built with her own hands. Those who knew her, knew she was independent and worked very hard and when not working had a book in her hands. The world lost a treasure trove of knowledge today.

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Claude Challenger

Funeral services for Claude Challenger, who died Nov. 4, 2014, will be held Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

The first viewing is Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

The second viewing is Friday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a service to follow at 3 p.m. at Methodist Church in Basseterre, St. Kitts.

Claude Challenger is survived by his wife, Euna Challenger; children, Sharmyn Powell, Carmen Liburd, Stacey Hicks, Claudia Challenger; grandchildren, Nequann Liburd, Niqueira Liburd, Aaron Wilkinson, Makhya Hicks; son-in-law, Winston Hicks; brothers, Sydney Challenger, Joseph Challenger, George Challenger, Kenneth Clarke; sisters, Maisie Bartlette, Pearline Riley, Veronica Frett; sisters-in-law, Carol Challenger, Eunice Jeffers, Mavis Pennyfeather; brothers-in-law, Leo Frett, Rupert Herbert, Jerome Herbert, James Herbert; nieces and nephews (include) Patricia, Pearl, Paulette and Georgette Bartlette, Anthony Glasford, Pansy, St. Clair and Franklyn, Wendell "Danno," and Rovita, Avery, Tracey, Gloria, Jaslyn, Charlene and Joanne, Cynric Dacosta; close friend, Livingstone 'Jabada' Lawrence, Elroy Martin, Rose Herbert, Verna Prentice, Candace Herbert; and many other relatives and friends at home and abroad.

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Marjorie Pell

Marjorie Pell passed away peacefully at her home at Estate Anna's Retreat on Nov. 1, 2014, at the age of 78.

The first viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

The second viewing will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Holy Family Catholic Church, followed by the funeral mass at 10 a.m.

Burial will be at Eastern Cemetery

She is survived by her sons, Andrew, Reginald, Wayne, Terrance and Curtis Archer; daughters, Marilyn Archer-Harrison and Marisol Pell-Joseph; granddaughters, Tricica, Christie, Kimberlee, Chivon, Krystal, Ashley, and Elisabeth Archer, Kristin Harrison, Dianna Rhyme and Shanique Archer; grandsons, Wayne Jr., Aaron, Ricky and Alwin Archer, Shannah Nicholas, Shakeem John, and Shane Archer; followed by 10 great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn is her sister, Monica Maxwell; nephew, Noel Maxwell; nieces, Elizabeth Guy and Shirlin Brown; daughters-in-law, Carolyn Archer, Theresa Archer, Beverly Decastro-Archer and Emma Archer; and other extended family and friends.

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Andre Romanus Ottley

Services will be held Friday for Andre Romanus Ottley, who died Nov. 3, 2014.

The first viewing is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Celestial Chapel at Hurley-Davis Funeral Home.

The second viewing is from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Celestial Chapel at Hurley-Davis Funeral Home. The service follows at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral, with tributes and eulogy starting at 9:30 a.m. and the service at 10 a.m.

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Deryl Helen Kidwell

Ms. Deryl Helen Kidwell, 81, of No. 6 Hull Bay, passed away on Nov. 3, 2014.

She is survived by her sister, Joy Beese of Kennewick, Wash. Deryl arrived in these islands more than 60 years ago and never wanted to leave.

She adored her dachshunds, her piece of land she tended and her home she built with her own hands. Those who knew her, knew she was independent and worked very hard and when not working had a book in her hands. The world lost a treasure trove of knowledge today.

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Claude Challenger

Funeral services for Claude Challenger, who died Nov. 4, 2014, will be held Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

The first viewing is Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

The second viewing is Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a service to follow at 3 p.m. at Methodist Church in Basseterre, St. Kitts.

Claude Challenger is survived by his wife, Euna Challenger; children, Sharmyn Powell, Carmen Liburd, Stacey Hicks, Claudia Challenger; grandchildren, Nequann Liburd, Niqueira Liburd, Aaron Wilkinson, Makhya Hicks; son-in-law, Winston Hicks; brothers, Sydney Challenger, Joseph Challenger, George Challenger, Kenneth Clarke; sisters, Maisie Bartlette, Pearline Riley, Veronica Frett; sisters-in-law, Carol Challenger, Eunice Jeffers, Mavis Pennyfeather; brothers-in-law, Leo Frett, Rupert Herbert, Jerome Herbert, James Herbert; nieces and nephews (include) Patricia, Pearl, Paulette and Georgette Bartlette, Anthony Glasford, Pansy, St. Clair and Franklyn, Wendell "Danno," and Rovita, Avery, Tracey, Gloria, Jaslyn, Charlene and Joanne, Cynric Dacosta; close friend, Livingstone 'Jabada' Lawrence, Elroy Martin, Rose Herbert, Verna Prentice, Candace Herbert; and many other relatives and friends at home and abroad.

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Deryl Helen Kidwell

Ms. Deryl Helen Kidwell, 81, of No. 6 Hull Bay, passed away on November 3, 2014.

She is survived by her sister, Joy Beese of Kennewick, Wash. Deryl arrived in these islands over 60 years ago and never wanted to leave.

She adored her dachshunds, her piece of land she tended and her home she built with her own hands. Those who knew her, knew she was independent and worked very hard and when not working had a book in her hands. The world lost a treasure trove of knowledge today.

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Marjorie Lewis

Services will be held Wednesday for Marjorie Lewis, who died Oct. 27, 2014.

The viewing is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

Tributes will be given at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Turnbull's, with the service at 10 a.m. at the same location.

The body will be cremated.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Muriel Brady; grandchild, Andrew Lewis; and great-grandchilden, Albert and Antonio Brady.

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Edgar A. Harthman

Edgar "Ed" or "Fred" Harthman, 85, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of St. Thoma, passed peacefully in his sleep on October 27, 2014. Edgar was born to Sammy and Rhoda Harthman on Tortola.

The funeral and burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Abbey Church, Collegeville, Minn. Edgar had many fond memories of his beloved St. John's University, where he met his wife, Elizabeth, who is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict, class of 1952. Edgar worked for Fr. Martin Schirber as his secretary, then Dean of St. John's University. Nov. 1 is the day he would have turned 86. It is only fitting as this was and always will be his day. His resting place will be among the peace and tranquility of the evergreens and waters around St. John's Alumni Cemetery.

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Denis Joseph Bryan

Services will be held Monday for Denis Joseph Bryan, better known as "Denico" or "Pops," of Agnes Fancy who died on Oct. 26, 2014.

He was born on St. Thomas to Harry and Elidia Bryan.

The viewing will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with the service following at 10 a.m.

The remains will be cremated.

He is survived by his wife, Clementine "Tina" Bryan; daughter, Ruby Goad, sons, Andrew, Matthew, Barry, Kelly and Cory Bryan; son-in-law, Steve Goad; daugthers-in-law, Gaby, Kelly O'Brien and Tracie Bryan; grandchildren, Anthony Sibilly-Juarez, Miranda Goad, Monica, Timothy, Meagan, Noah, Nicholas, Jonathan, and Dylan Bryan; sisters, Josephine and Donecia Ledee; brothers, Bernard and Leon Bryan; and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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