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Area Deaths - June 6, 2012

Teresa Ann Wharton

Teresa Ann “Terry” Wharton, 64, of King George County passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Terry was a member of the Fredericksburg Moose Lodge. She loved dancing and spending time with her family and dogs.

Survivors include her son, Christopher Wharton; her daughter, Kecia Wharton; and a cousin whom she considered a sister, Katherine Burgess. She was preceded in death by cousin Dick DeShazo, her “brother.”

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 2, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment will be private.

Terry had requested that those attending wear red in celebration of her life.

Memorials may be made in her name to the King George Volunteer Fire/Rescue, Company 1-Rescue Station 1, 8122 Kings Highway, King George, VA, 22485.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Luther “Q” Johnson, Sr.

Luther “Q” Johnson, Sr., 88, of King George passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He is survived by two sons, Luther F. Johnson (Renee) of King George and Lloyd Johnson (Adreka) of Fredericksburg; one daughter, Ruth “Baby Jane” Johnson of King George; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; sister Mary Brown (James) of Fredericksburg; and brother James “Gene” Johnson of Port Royal.

The funeral was held Tuesday, June 5, at Arms of the Lord Ministries, Fredericksburg, with Pastor Robert Brown officiating. Burial will be in Quantico National Cemetery. 

Donations may be made to Arms of the Lord Ministries, 2100 Airport Ave., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Collette Newton Ashton

Collette Newton Ashton, formerly of Dahlgren, daughter of the late C. Frederick and Clara Newton, beloved mother of Amy Barnes (Derrick), Alison Redd and Carl Bobby Redd Jr.; and cherished grandmother of Derrick Barnes II and De’ja Redd, entered into eternal rest Monday, May 21, 2012.

She is also survived by her devoted sisters, Marjorie Banks, Lenora Battle and Barbara Purdie (Roy); devoted brother Willie Newton (Cre); and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of life was held at New Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 2. 

William Thomas Shreve, III

William Thomas Shreve III, 64, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the VFW and the American Legion.

He is survived by two daughters, Heather Hardin and Jennifer Sydnor; and four grandchildren, Whitney, Madisin, Kiersten and Ryan.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made in his name to Hospice of Virginia, Box 2098, 1328 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, VA, 22560

Condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Helen Grace Rowley Farrell

Helen Grace Rowley Farrell, affectionately known as Nanny, 87, of Colonial Beach departed for her heavenly home on Friday, June 1, 2012, after fighting a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

She is survived by her three children, Brenda Bennett, Benny Farrell (Dori) and David Farrell (Jackie); four grandchildren, Karen Staples Jones (CJ), Jennifer Farrell Diego (Chris), Jonathan Farrell and Hallie K. Farrell; and three great-grandchildren, Karlie Grace Jones, Caleb Diego and yet to be born Baby Diego. She is also survived by her sisters, Pearl Arrington (Dave) and Bo Reamy; her brother, Sonny Rowley (Ruth); and her extended Maryland family, who loved her like a sister.

Grace was a homemaker until the untimely death of her beloved husband, Howard Farrell. She then became a longtime employee of Ben Franklin in Colonial Beach.

Grace was a deeply religious woman who was a lifetime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. 

Through her unwavering faith and encouraging words, she touched and influenced many lives.

Nanny loved to attend yard sales to find that perfect bargain. 

She greatly enjoyed sitting down with family and friends to “pick” some crabs, where she found great delight in telling everyone a good joke. Her bright smile and contagious laughter will live on in our hearts.

The funeral was held Tuesday, June 5, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. 

Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George. 

A celebration of her life was held at Oak Grove Baptist Church immediately following burial.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center for the love and comfort they provided to Grace, and her family, during the last years of her life.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Roy Alton, II

Roy “Buddy” Alton II, 65, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at his home in Colonial Beach.

He was born Aug. 11, 1946, at Providence Hospital in Washington, to the late Roy L. Alton, Sr. and the late Betty Mae Alton. 

He was a longtime Colonial Beach resident and Fredericksburg Home Depot Department Manager. He loved boating, crabbing, fishing, gambling and working in his yard.

He is survived by his son, Rusty Alton (Melissa); daughter Michele Ann Alton; grandchildren Tyler Race and Dylan Speed Alton, and Madison Eberle; and brother Greg “Van” Alton (Linda Ritch).

A visitation was held on Tuesday, June 5, at Archart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata, MD. Interment will be private.

Please make a donation in Buddy’s honor to your local Humane Society.

Marcia Robinson Johnson

Marcia Robinson Johnson, 62, of Tappahannock, formerly of Aylett, departed this life on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at her residence.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynette Thornton (James) of Hanover; one sister, E. Joy Robinson (William) of Aylett; and one brother, Elmore S. Robinson (Sylvia) of Aylett.

A visitation was held Tuesday, June 5, at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Providence Baptist Church, Aylett, with the Rev. Evans White, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Online condolences at washingtonfh.com.

Donald Wayne Dalton

Don Wayne Dalton, 37, of King George, VA, passed away, Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg.  

He was the husband of Leslie Dawn Dalton.  Born December 23, 1974, in Lynchburg, he was the son of Barbara Underwood Dalton.

Don was the owner of Dalton Professional Flooring.  Don was also a coach for the King George Youth Athletic Association, the King George Parks and Recreation and the King George Little League.

Don was preceded in death by his grandparents, William A. and Hallie Underwood; brother-in-law, Robert Allen Trujillo; and his aunt, Fran U. Hutcherson

In addition to his wife and mother, Don is survived by one daughter, Morgan Gray Dalton of King George; one son, Drake Allen Dalton, also of King George; two sisters, Sandra Speck (Bill) of Lynchburg and Hope Dickerson  (Steve) of Hardy; four nieces and nephews, Chris Trujillo, Belle Dickerson, Grant Dickerson and Wyatt Dickerson; grandmother, Atha Bailey; aunts and uncles, Judy Dalton, Janice and Mark Poole and Robert and Lisa Bailey; three cousins, Spencer Bailey, Jill Harliss and Isaac Harliss; and many other loving relatives and friends.

A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with the Rev. Frank Casper officiating.  Interment will follow at Gretna Burial Park. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Don Dalton Memorial Fund/ King George Youth Athletic Association.

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