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Daily Press
November 3, 1990

WOMAN, 77, KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT

HAMPTON – An elderly Newport News woman was killed Friday afternoon in a two-car crash on North Armistead Avenue.

Viola W. Washington, 77, was pronounced dead on arrival at Sentara Hampton General Hospital, said Police Sgt. R. S. Williams. Williams said Washington and her husband, Oliver, were passengers in a car driven by Kirk G. Futrell, 27, of the 300 block of Circuit Lane, Newport News.

The accident occurred about 3:30 p.m. when an approaching car, driven by Sarah F. Smith, 50, of the 100 block of West Gilbert Street attempted to make a left turn onto Rip Rap Road in front of the Futrell car, he said. Neither Futrell nor Washington was injured, he said. Smith and two passengers in Smith’s car received minor injuries. Williams said no one was wearing a seatbelt.

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Daily Press
November 5, 1990

VIOLA W. WASHINGTON

NEWPORT NEWS – Viola W. Washington, 75, died Friday, Nov. 2, in Sentara Hampton General Hospital.

Mrs. Washington was a native of York County and a Newport News resident. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church, Grove, where she was a member of the choir.

Survivors include her husband, Oliver Washington; six sisters, Mary Riley of Boston, Lillibell Redcross, Julia Saunders and Gertrude Fitzgerald, all of Lackey, Sarah Louden of Atlanta and Helen Greene of Corona, N.Y.; and two brothers, James Wright and Edward Wright, both of Lackey.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Morning Star Baptist Church by Rev. Sandy Trower and Rev. Richard Holmes.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church by 11 a.m. on Thursday. Family and friends will assemble by 11:15 a.m. Thursday at 340 Blair Ave., Newport News.

The body may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Whiting’s Funeral Home.

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