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Area Deaths - June 13, 2012

Catherine Martin Dickinson

Catherine “Katie” Martin Dickinson, 94, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, June 8, 2012.

Katie was a seamstress in Colonial Beach for generations and a faithful member of Colonial Beach Baptist Church.

She is the widow of Calvin B. Dickinson and a beloved mother, grandmother and sister.

Katie is survived by a son, David L. Dickinson (Laura Lee); and a grandson David L. Dickinson Jr, all of Spotsylvania County; a sister, Mildred Grigsby; and two brothers, John O. Martin and Albert Martin.

The family received friends Monday, June 11, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.

A funeral was held Tuesday, June 12, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Almond officiating. Interment followed at Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Donations may be made to Colonial Beach Baptist Church, Box 27, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443 or the ARC of Rappahannock, Box 1690, Stafford, VA, 22555.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Margaret Ann Wright Lewis

Margaret Ann Wright Lewis, 73, of King George County died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Lewis was a graduate of Mary Washington College. She taught school and later worked for the National Park Service and at Kenmore and Ferry Farm. Mrs. Lewis attended Two Rivers Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, William J. Lewis; three children, David Scott Lewis (Kimberly) of Pittsburgh, William H. Lewis of King George and Dinah Marie Taylor (Wade) of King George; three sisters, Bonnie Cooper of Stafford County and Robin Wright and Rebecca Wright-Cooper, both of Spotsylvania County; and three grandchildren, Kathryn Ann Taylor, William Wesley “Kip” Taylor and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at the funeral home chapel. 

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Two Rivers Baptist Church, 6420 Rokeby Lane, King George, VA. 22485.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Harry Murray Studds

Harry Murray “John” Studds, 92, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012, at his residence in Colonial Beach.

John was a World War II Navy veteran, having served from 1942 to 1945 on the USS Franklin. Following his service in the Navy, he was a bus driver at AB&W Transit Co. for 29 years. 

In 1969, after retiring, he moved to Colonial Beach, where he spent his remaining years working as a waterman on the Potomac River. 

He was a member of American Legion Post 148 and VFW Post 10574.

Survivors include one sister, Ethel Lavinus of Alexandria; two sons, Harry Studds of Alexandria and John Studds of Edenton, NC; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Carroll Studds, in 1928; his first wife, Mildred Studds, in 1951; one son, Richard Studds, in 1976; and his second wife of 49 years, Eleanor Studds, in 2005.

A memorial service will be held to honor and remember John at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, 131 Third St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443. 

Private committal of ashes will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VFW Post 10574, Box 39, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

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