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Area Deaths - September 26, 2012

Vivian M. Preston

Vivian M. Preston, 62, of Oak Grove died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby T. Preston; daughter Chastity L. Turner; and two stepchildren, Donald T. Preston and Cynthia M. Marsh, all of Oak Grove; four grandchildren, Jamey, Jeremy and Jada Turner and Jett Hopewell; four step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gordon Clatterbuck of Luray and Wayne Clatterbuck of Front Royal; one sister, Carolyn Giollielli of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Julia Clatterbuck.

The family received friends Saturday, Sept. 29, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, followed by with a memorial service. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 100 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443; or to the Hospitality House at University of Virginia, 205 14th St. NW, Charlottesville, VA, 22903.

Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the services.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Harrison Young

Harrison Young, 82, of Tappahannock departed this life Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at his residence.

He is survived by three children, Darlene Y. London of Tappahannock, Harlan E. Young (Deloris),  of Tappahannock and Rodney H. Young Sr. (Sylvia), of Toano.

A viewing was held at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock and St. John’s Baptist Church, Tappahannock, Friday, Sept. 21. 

The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the church, with the Rev. Linwood Jones, pastor, officiating and the Rev. Russell Smith as eulogist.

Online condolences may be made to washingtonfh.com.

Vernard Winslow

Vernard Winslow, 49, of King George County passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Vernard had served as pianist for many churches in Caroline County, King George and the surrounding areas.

He is survived by his wife, Monique Winslow; two sons, Miles Ragin and Robert Winslow; and daughter Sierra Ragin, all of King George; mother Essie Winslow of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and two sisters and six brothers, all of New York.

The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Port Royal. 

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Diana Lynn Taft

Diana Lynn “Nanny” Taft, 61, of King George County passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at her daughter’s home.

Diana was born Sept. 23, 1950, in Washington, D.C.

She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Redford, Bridget Bell, Tina Zaragoza, Deanna Scott and Lisa Ramos (Gilberto); son Robert Jarvis; grandchildren Amanda Wright, April Phillips, Samantha Ellison, Ashley Redford, Sarah Ellison, Maryann Bell, Katie Redford, Heather Redford, Stephanie Redford, Cody Scott, Sydney Scott, Eric Torres, Alexis Ramos-Scott and Caleb Jeffrey; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Gusty W. Scott.

Diana’s services will be private.

Christopher Patrick McDaniel

Christopher Patrick McDaniel, 18, of Mineral in Louisa County, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Chris was a graduate of Riverbend High School, where he was a member of the football team. He also enjoyed playing baseball, soccer and basketball. Chris had been a go-kart racer and loved the Dallas Cowboys.

Survivors include his mother, Sarah Lynn McDaniel, of Mineral; father Mike Cundiff of Partlow; maternal grandparents Dannie Hays (Carole), of Fredericksburg; maternal grandfather John Anderson McDaniel of Kissimmee, Fla.; paternal grandparents Bill Cundiff (Gloria), of Fredericksburg; uncles Todd McDaniel of Corbin and Bill Cundiff of King George County; cousin T.J. McDaniel of Corbin; and numerous other great-aunts, -uncles and cousins.

A service was held Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment will be private.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Curtis Jones Knotts

Curtis Jones Knotts, 79, of Spotsylvania County, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Knotts was a native of Troy, AL, and had served in the U.S. Army. He had retired as the owner of Curtis Knotts Auto Body and PTR Truck Repair in Fredericksburg. 

Mr. Knotts was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Knotts. Survivors include his children, James Ronald Knotts of Fredericksburg, Cathi Yeatts (Brian), of Spotsylvania and Lynda Birdwell (Adam), of King George; grandson Kyle Prouty of King George; brother Lamar Knotts of Troy, AL; sisters Frances Boutwell of Phoenix City, AL, Nellie Stinson of Jack, AL, and Glenda Daniels of Elba, AL ; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by his parents, Joel and Julia Knotts; brothers J.D. Knotts, Douglas Knotts and Wallace Knotts; and sisters Doris Whitehead and Dorothy Garcia.

Green Hills Funeral Home in Troy will be in charge of the graveside service on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Spring Hill Cemetery in Troy.

Memorials may be made in his name to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA,22407.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

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