Capital Restaurant
Washington Avenue
Downtown Newport News, VA 23607

  From the Daily Press - 07/06/13:  

                       Helen Blentson Papagiannopoulos



NEWPORT NEWS - Helen Blentson Papagiannopoulos went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2013.

She is survived by her husband, John Papagiannopoulos; her son, Pete Keller; her daughter, Marianna Keller; her son, Paul Chapouris and 3 grandsons.

She had been a resident of Tidewater for many years. She was the owner and operator of the Capital Restaurant on Washington Ave. and spent the last 30 years living in Savannah, GA.

She recently moved back to Newport News to be with family. She will be sadly missed.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Weymouth Funeral Home with the Trisagion Service beginning at 5:00pm. Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:00am at the Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church by Rev. George Chioros.





Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider the needs of the immediate family. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on July 6, 2013.
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My mother, Virginia Howard, and father James Wesley Howard lived in 305 Ferguson Park in 1944 through 1949 in Hornet Circle.
Some of her friends were Dorothy and Charles Yost, who had a son named Chick. She was also friends with the Jackie Engle family.

Mother is age 93 and living in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She has four children; Glenn, Bobby Doyle, Rose, and Alice.

She has fond memories of Bill's Barbecue, picking up fish off the beach, baking rolls and ice tea with Brenda Facin. She recalls going to town on the bus with three children in tow. She recalls Leggett's, Anderson-Newcomb, and LaVogue stores. She remembers the Capital Restaurant downtown. The mothers all helped one another while the husbands and fathers were at work. The park was a wonderful place to gather. The landscaping was beautiful.

She would like to hear from anyone who remembers her.

Her address is:
Virginia Howard
240 Westminister Street
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

- Phillip Price - 02/16/14
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Phillip!

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