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Area Deaths - July 18, 2012

Betty C. Stephens

Betty C. Stephens, 85, of Sumerduck died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Carriage Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center, Fredericksburg.

She was born April 5, 1927, in King George County, a daughter of the late Michael Shelton and Macon G. Newton Shelton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by granddaughter Amanda Newman.

She is survived by three daughters, Diane F. Newman (Donny), of Sumerduck, Sheila Stephens of Spotsylvania County and Pamela Moran; one sister, Mable S. Howdershelt of Fredericksburg; grandson Dennis Campbell Jr.; great-grandson Garrett Campbell; and other grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Friday, July 13, at Mount Holly Baptist Church, Remington, VA. The Rev. Rick Ritchie officiated. 

Interment followed in Mount Holly cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Holly Baptist Church.

Moser Funeral Home of Warrenton, is in charge of services.    moserfuneralhome .com.

Keith Wayne Burrell, Sr.

Keith Wayne Burrell Sr., 53, of Haymarket went to meet his Lord on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at his residence. He was peacefully surrounded by the loving arms of his family after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on July 31, 1958, in Fredericksburg to Frank Gordon Burrell and Mary Loving Burrell. Keith grew up and lived most of his life in Dahlgren.

Keith was a loving son, father, brother and grandfather. He had a great sense of humor and he really enjoyed his music. He worked at Cue Recording Studios as a recording engineer/mastering engineer for 13 years.

He is survived by his mother, Mary L. Burrell of Dahlgren; a son, Keith W. Burrell Jr. (Shawn), of Dahlgren; a daughter, April Lyn Papenfuss (Jerry), of King George; a sister, Karen B. Buffkin (George), of Fredericksburg; and five grandchildren, Chadd and Meagan Burrell, Angel, Jolie and Sam Coates.

Keith was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Sally Williams Burrell; his father, Frank Gordon Burrell; and his brother, Bruce Gordon Burrell.

The family received friends, Sunday, July 15, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

The service was held Monday, July 16, at Oakland Baptist Church, King George with the Rev. Guy Mattox Jr. officiating. 

Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fredericksburg.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA, 22485.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

Adeline P. Graninger

Adeline P. Graninger, 95, of King George County died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at her home.

Survivors include her children, George A. Graninger and his fiancee, Jane Dunn, John S. Graninger (Shirley), Susan L. Henderson (Roger), Gary E. Graninger and Gloria J. Bull. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two nieces who reside in New York.

Services will be private.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Sandy Freeman

Sandy Freeman, 42, of King George County died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at her residence.

She was the manager of information technology for King George the past 10 years.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; mother Betty Ward; father Charles Byrd; and four sisters, Tasha Steward, Christy Byrd Samble, Charley Byrd and Christina Byrd.

Services were held Sunday, July 15, at the King George High School Auditorium, with the Rev. W.G. Berryman officiating.

Burial was in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Cedell Brook Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Robery Bruce Miller, Jr.

Robert Bruce Miller Jr., 70, of King George County passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Miller was an officer and a gentleman. He retired in 1986 after 27 years of service in the U.S. Navy as a CWO4 Chief Warrant Officer.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Pearl Roberta Miller. 

Other survivors include his son Robert Bruce Miller III (Karen), and their son, Robert Bruce Miller IV, all of Jacksonville, FL.; son Joseph Albert Miller of Fredericksburg; and sisters Myra Margaret Creecy of Seneca Falls, NY, and Libby Ann Miller of King George.

Mr. Miller was born in 1942 in Johnson City, TN, at his grandfather Orr’s estate. He was raised in Shadyside, MD, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1959. Active in the Navy from 1960 to 1986, he served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971, where he was highly decorated for combat service in special operations. 

He also served in the Royal Navy for two years on an exchange program. Upon retirement, he worked as a senior combat systems engineer for several companies from Washington, D.C., to the Republic of China (Taiwan).

He was a competition marksman for the military and was the first American to win the British National Commonwealth championship. He enjoyed and excelled at various outdoor sports, from bicycle racing to rock climbing. He was an exceptional husband, father and brother. He was a loving, compassionate and wise man who was greatly loved by all.

The family received friends Tuesday, July 17, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in Quantico National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease DC/MD/VA Chapter, 7507 Standish Place, Rockville, MD, 20855.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

James Thomas Jones

James Thomas Jones, 82, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

Jimmy was born at the Wilderness in Spotsylvania County on Oct. 18, 1929, to the late Clarence Lee and Loney Jones. 

He also was preceded in death by his wife, Iris Neal Jones, and brother Clarence Douglas Jones.

He entered the Navy in October 1951 and served in Korean waters aboard the USS Missouri during the Korean War.

He was employed by Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. and Murray Biscuit Co. in Fredericksburg and retired in 1995 from Lance Corp. in Orlando, FL.

Jimmy was a member of Wilderness Baptist Church. He enjoyed quail hunting, country music, the Redskins, watching watercraft on the Potomac River and his papillon, Baby. 

Jimmy made friends easily, and his lively banter will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and everyone who knew him.

He is survived by brother Clifton E. Jones of Orlando and sister Barbara J. Self and her husband, James, of Fredericksburg.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 

Burial will follow in Wilderness Baptist Church cemetery. The Rev. Amos Healy will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilderness Baptist Church, 9701 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA, 22551; 

or Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.

Online condolences may be made at johnsoncares.com.

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