Information for Mr. Alton Forbes

AltonForbesAlton Forbes, Past President of the Virginia State American Bowling Congress BA and Past President of the American Bowling Congress passed away on Sunday. Alton’s funeral will be Thursday May 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Messiah United Methodist Church, 408 Dominion Commons Way, Chesapeake, VA. 23323. Alton’s full obituary is located at the website of the “Virginia Pilot Newspaper”.

In Memoriam – Arthur Beasley

The Virginia State USBC has been notified of the passing of Arthur Beasley. Beasley was a Past President of the Virginia State Bowling Association as well as a Life Member and a member of the Virginia State USBC Hall of Fame (1986).

Arthur Davis Beasley Sr., 89 of Chester, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at Southside Regional Medical Center. He was born May 30, 1925 to the late Walter Thomas and Lillian Mann Beasley and was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence J., Garland C, Waverly F. William E., Walter T. and Lloyd J. Beasley; and a sister, Mildred Jennings. He was a WWII United States Navy Veteran serving from 1942-1945 on the USS James O’Hara, a retired Maintenance Supervisor after 35 years from Allied Signal. He was a member of Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church, the Colonial Heights Optimist Club, the American Legion Post #284, the V.F.W. Post #2239, the Petersburg District Bowling Association, where he was the former Secretary-Treasurer and a member of the Hall of Fame, the Virginia State Bowling Association Hall of Fame, where he was a life member and past President, member of the Peoples Advantage Credit Union, and for the last twenty years, he volunteered at Southside Regional Medical Center for Lisa Mason. He is survived by his wife, Grace H. Beasley; son, Arthur D. Beasley Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, JoAnne Beasley of Chester; grandchildren, Arthur D. Beasley III (Cheryl Lynn), Debra and Adam Beasley; great-grandchildren, Zachry and Wyatt Beasley; a sister, Irene Chamberlin of Richmond; and a special nephew, Billy Beasley (Linda).

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In Memoriam – Walter “Addison” Marble

The Virginia State USBC has been notified of the passing of Walter “Addison”  Marble of the South Boston USBC. Addison was a member of the Virginia State USBC Hall of Fame (1993).

Addison was also a member of the South Boston USBC Hall of Fame and a Honorary Life Member. Addison will be remembered for his service to the game of bowling.

Arrangements are as follows:


Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Powell’s Funeral Homes, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592 (434) 572-4911


Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  First Presbyterian Church, 800 North Main Street,  South Boston, VA 24592 (434) 572-3581

In Memoriam – Amos Fargis


HAMPTON – William “Amos” Fargis, 87, a native of Rockingham Co. NC and a 61 year resident of Hampton left this world to be with his Savior Jesus Christ Sunday evening, September 22, 2013. He was a retired electrician since 1991. He was a member of Providence Free Will Baptist church and the Seniors group “The Getabouts.” He was a Hall of Fame Member and past President of the VA State Bowling Association and Hampton Roads Bowling Association. He was a WWII veteran in the army. Amos was preceded in death by his loving wife Colleen Fargis, three sisters Francis Walker, Pauline Carter, and Marie Morris, his father William C Fargis and mother Bessy Fargis. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his daughter Cindy Deel and husband Gordon, Gary Fargis, Tom Fargis and wife Ursula, Keith Fargis, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7-9pm September 27 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Amos’s life will be at 12pm Saturday, September 28 at Providence Free Will Baptist Church 731 Little Back River Rd in Hampton. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton. 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, 2552 N. Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23666.