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Area Deaths - May 16, 2012

Gilbert Nathan Skinner

Gilbert Nathan Skinner, 70, of Stafford County died Saturday, May 5, 2012, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mr. Skinner had served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Fredericksburg-Stafford Park Authority.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Woody Skinner; and sisters Shirley Thieke and Patricia Skinner.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Roberta Skinner; two sons, Gilbert and Kenneth Skinner, both of King George County; two daughters, Melissa Skinner and Angela Loudin, both of White Oak; 11 grandchildren, Kristal Swor, Staci Thompson, Candice Loudin, Anthony Loudin, Ashley Skinner, Harley Skinner, Blair Skinner, Tyler Brock, Jacob Moore, Nathan Skinner and Austin Skinner; three great-grandchildren, Alessa Swor, Gage Thompson and Jayden Loudin; one sister, Myra Sullivan; four nieces, Diane Bousum, Tina Beach, Lisa Hall and Traci Parker; and two nephews, James and Danny Sullivan.

Family and friends celebrated Gilbert’s life on Thursday, May 10, at Brooks Park.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, at Quantico National Cemetery, with Pastor John White officiating.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Lois Stevens Dawson

Lois Stevens Dawson, 71, of Annapolis, MD, formerly of King George County, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at her home after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Lancaster County to William and Mary Stevens and was the youngest of five daughters.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Thomas Dawson of Annapolis, formerly of King George; two daughters, Tamalyn Dawson of Annapolis and Tephanie Dawson Hodges of Richmond; two granddaughters, June Ellen Hodges and Lois Kay Hodges of Richmond; and a sister, Marguerite Eckard of King George.

In addition to being a loving wife and caring mother, Lois was an active participant in many organizations during her time in Annapolis, including the Naval Academy Women’s Club, the Naval Academy Garden Club, the Hammond-Harwood House Association, First Night Annapolis and, most recently, the Navy Relief Society’s Thrift Shop.

A memorial gathering in her honor was held Tuesday, May 15, at Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis, where the family also received friends. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.

Lawrence Clinton Weeks, Sr.

Lawrence Clinton Weeks Sr., 86, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at his home.

Mr. Weeks was a fan of NASCAR and local races, and loved the Washington Redskins. He also enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Weeks; sons Lawrence Weeks Jr. (Cindy) of Blue Ridge and Mark Weeks (Katherine) of Locust Grove; daughter Kathy Edwards (Jim) of Stafford; brother Herman Weeks and sister Bernice Kimmitz, both of King George County; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by sisters Minnie El Sayed, Violet Rainey and Doris Cropper; and brothers Joe and Doug Weeks.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Michael Reid Sr. officiating. 

Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 

 

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