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Area Deaths - October 10, 2012

Robert Gallahan
Robert “Bob” Gallahan, 76, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Alexandria, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Bob had retired as an accountant in Alexandria and was a longtime member of Groveton Baptist Church in Alexandria and avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. Gallahan of Colonial Beach; his daughter, Terry Lynn Kraupa (Rick), of Green Bay, WI; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Lea of Minneapolis; two great-grandchildren; and sister Patricia Minner of Alexandria.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Ron Okrasinski officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

Elizabeth Denise Thompson
Elizabeth Denise Thompson, 46, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at her residence.
She is survived by three children, William Clark Jr., Michael J. Clark and Yvette Clark; mother Betty Garland; father David Neal; eight sisters; six brothers; and two grandsons.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Little Zion Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with the Rev. Angela Kittrell officiating. Remains may be viewed one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Online guest book is at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Willie Mason Taylor, Sr.
Willie Mason “John” Taylor Sr., 86, of Warsaw died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Groves Taylor. He was a retired, devoted parts manager for Hale Marine, with 40 years of service.
He is survived by three sons, Billy Taylor of Warsaw, Bobby “Bob” Taylor (Rebecca) of Louisa County and Ricky Taylor (Teresa) of Callao; one daughter, Betty Taylor Arnold (Jimmy) of Montpelier; two brothers, Lloyd Taylor (Virginia) of West Point and James Taylor (Mary) of Sandston; four sisters, Gladys Prince of Deltaville, Shirley Callis (Tommy) of Chesterfield, Anna Pearl Johnson of Richmond and Josephine Fauber (Bobby) of Richmond. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Matthew Taylor, Tyler Arnold, Lisa Hall, Stephanie Hobson and Robert Hampton Taylor; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Issac and Alayana Hall; and devoted friend Alice Jean Tate of Sharps.
A funeral was held on Monday, Oct. 8, at Cobham Park Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA, 22560; or to Cobham Park Baptist Church, Box 306, Warsaw, VA, 22572.

Frances Rollins Fauntleroy
Frances Rollins Fauntleroy, 92, of Birmingham, AL, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wilson Fauntleroy; and her sister, Brodie Rollins Fitzhugh of King George County.
She is survived by her son, Tom Fauntleroy of Laguna Niguel, CA; daughter Barbara Young (John) of Birmingham; granddaughter Stacy Harris (Owen); and great-grandsons Bailey and Nathan, of Pell City, AL.
She was born April 18, 1920, in Passapatanzy to Lilly Hargest and Horace Dabney Rollins and graduated from King George High School and Strayer Business College in Washington, DC. She worked at Litton Industries in College Park, MD, retiring after 22 years of service, and moving  to Hudson, FL. When her husband of more than 50 years passed away, she moved to Birmingham to be closer to her family.
There will be a service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Huntt Funeral Home in Waldorf, MD, followed by a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham.

Anne Watts Hart
Anne Watts Hart, 66, of Port Charlotte, FL, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 in Port Charlotte, after battling a long illness.
She was born January 19, 1946, in Fredericksburg, VA and moved to Port Charlotte in the early 1980’s. Anne was a longtime resident of King George and graduate of King George High School. Upon moving to Port Charlotte she was employed in the medical field, later becoming a quality assurance representative for a furniture chain. Anne was a long time member of the American Legion Post 110 in Port Charlotte. She enjoyed the beach, fishing, cooking and her dogs. Anne was an inspiration to everyone she met, even in her final hours.
She is survived by her father, Robert G. Watts of Port Charlotte; brother Robert Watts (Kelly) and Charles David Peyton Jr. of Hampton, VA; as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Her body was cremated at her request.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 6852 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL, 32216.


Donald Ray Warner, Sr. 

Donald Ray Warner, 74 of Woodstock, passed away Monday, October 8, 2012 at home after a 12 year battle with cancer.
Dr. Warner was born in Woodstock on Nov. 22, 1937, son of the late Gabriel and Sylva Heavener Warner. He was a former member of the United Methodist Churches in Woodstock and Colonial Beach and was presently a member of the Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren.
He graduated from Woodstock High School in 1956, Ferrum Junior College with an Associate’s Degree, Lynchburg College with a Bachelor’s degree, Emory University with a Master of Divinity degree, University of Georgia with a Master’s degree and the Univ. of So. Mississippi with a Doctor of Education degree. He was a teacher in Gwinnett County, GA, and served as principal in Woodbridge and Frederick County (Gainesboro). He also served as administrative assistant to the late Frederick County Superintendent, Dr. Melton Wright.
Dr. Warner served for 17 years as the Division Superintendent of Colonial Beach Public Schools during which the new Colonial Beach High School was built through the use of community fundraising and a Virginia Literary Loan. He served a total of 38 years in public education.
Surviving family members include his wife of 53 years, Rachel Day Warner; a son, Donald Ray Warner, Jr., of Woodstock; two daughters, Penny Yvette Ransier of New Market and Krista Rose Osborne (David) of Woodstock; 12 grandchildren, Tamyra Palmer, Donald R. Warner III, April Warner, Jordan Warner, Daniel Warner, Quinton Warner, Hope Warner, Alicia Wood, Billy Ransier, Joshua Gum, Tristan Gum, Branson Osborne and 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Olive Rose Young (Bob); three brothers, Johnny Warner of Woodstock, Elwood Warner (Johanna) of North Bend, OR, twin brother, Daniel Warner (Sarah) of Fairfax, and sister in law,  Opal, widow of fourth brother, Gabriel Warner, Jr.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony at the Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren, 20910 Senedo Road, Edinburg, VA, 22824 on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Fitchett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren or the Gideons International, The Shenandoah County Camp, PO Box 793, Mount Jackson, VA 22842.
Dr. Warner is donating his body to medical science in order to help others.
Online guestbook available at www.nvdaily.com/obituaries.

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