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Area Deaths - April 25, 2012

Virginia Langdon Huddleston
Virginia Langdon Huddleston, 83, of Midlothian, Va., died unexpectedly, April 21, 2012.  
She was born May 13, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert Archer Huddleston.  She is survived by four children; Peter C. Huddleston (Mary), Amy H. Hand (Jess), Mark R. Huddleston (Beth), and Julia H. Huffman, five grandchildren; Jonathan L. Hand, Laura C. Hand, Andrew J. Huffman, William A. Cagle, and Zachary R. Huddleston.
 Virginia graduated from Queen College with a degree in mathematics and worked in New York City in the banking industry.  In 1956 she moved to Covington, VA, where she was active in The Emanuel Episcopal Church, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, the League of Women Voters, Garden Club, Friends of the Library, The Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and supported Boys Home Episcopal.  She was also a supporter and volunteer at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center in Clifton Forge, VA.
 In 2002 she moved to Brandermill Woods Retirement Community in Midlothian, VA, where she enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, book clubs, Bible study, her faithful dog, Monique and happy hour.  
During this time she became an active member of The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, where her memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 11a.m., with a reception following at Brandermill Woods Retirement Community’s club house.  
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  
Condolences may be made at: www.woodyfuneralhomehuguenot.com.

E. Wayne Harmon, Sr.
E. Wayne Harmon Sr., 70, of Silver Springs, Fla., passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, in Florida.
Wayne was born in Floyd County and was a long-distance truck driver. He was a member of the Fredericksburg Eagles and Moose lodges.
He is survived by his long-time companion and friend, Joyce Heiden; children Elvin Harmon Jr., Brandy Robinson, Crystal Ray, Theresa Furrow and Kim Furrow; sister and brother-in-law Wanda and Stirges Phillips; brother Terry Harmon; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special cousin Peggy Keith; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, April 22, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A funeral was held on Monday, April 23, the funeral home, with the Rev. Sherman Davis officiating. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Elizabeth Louise Fitzgerald “BettyLou” Braden
Elizabeth Louise Fitzgerald “Betty Lou” Braden, 82, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at her home, Litchfield Farm, in King George County.
Betty Lou was born January 24, 1930 in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of Leonard Washington Fitzgerald Sr. and Catherine Delaney Fitzgerald. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Early “Moose” Braden Jr., and her brother, Leonard Washington Fitzgerald, Jr.
She is survived by her children, Boyd Early “Smokey” Braden III (Shirley); Brian Andrew Braden Sr. (Kathy); and Virginia Catherine “Ginnie Kaye” Braden (Danny Joe Greene); four grandchildren, Boyd “Bo” Braden IV, Brian Andrew Braden Jr., Mary Elizabeth Braden, and Morgan Brianna Braden; brother, Emmett William Fitzgerald (Peggy); and several nieces and nephews.
Betty Lou was a longtime member of Oakland Baptist Church, teaching Sunday School there for many years, and often attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as well. She was the valedictorian of her King George High School graduating class and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mary Washington College. She later received her teaching certification and taught mathematics at King George Middle School for many years before retiring.
She was a long standing and dedicated member of the James Madison Garden Club, the King George Book Club, and the King George Historical Society. Betty Lou enjoyed gardening, bird watching, being outdoors, sharing her family’s genealogy and local history, and spending time with her family and many friends.
She had been honored recently by the King George Board of Supervisors for hosting Go Fly a Kite Day at Litchfield Farm for 25 years.
The family received friends Monday, April 23, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A funeral was held Tuesday, April 24, at Oakland Baptist Church with the Rev. Guy Mattox officiating.
Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Fredbrg/Spotsylvania Unit, Attn:  Trudy Clifton, 113 Tall Pines Ave., Locust Grove, VA, 22508.
Online condolences may be made at nashandslawfh.com.

Edith Juanita Smith
Edith Juanita Smith, 80, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Edith was born Sept. 26, 1931, in Washington, D.C., to Katherine and Charles Hinton. She moved to Falls Church and married her high school sweetheart, David Montgomery Smith, in 1951.
As mother to four children, Edie loved playing outside with them, inventing new games and playing card games.
She joined the workforce in the 1960s, sharing ownership of a beauty salon in Arlington, then was a successful employment counselor with Potomac Personnel.
Following David’s retirement from the Arlington County Fire Department, they moved to Colonial Beach, where they loved woodworking, gardening, and fun weekends with the grandchildren. After her husband’s death from cancer, she moved to Fredericksburg to begin a new life of traveling while making new friends. Edie found love when she met Bob and while they had a short time together, they made the most of enjoying each other’s company.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Eichinger; daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Jim Jakubowski; son and daughter-in-law David C. and Jane Smith; daughter-in-law Christine Smith; grandchildren Kerry Gehring, Amy Powers, Nora Smith, Becky Rosati and Geoffrey Smith; and great-grandchildren Madison, Jack, Riley and Hayden. Her children William Montgomery and Patricia Lee pre-deceased her.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va. 22042, where a graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

Henry Harrison Horton
Henry Harrison Horton, 86, of Farnham passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2012, with his loved ones at his side. He ascended to his reward after a brave battle with leukemia.
Henry served with the Fourth Marine Division throughout World War II, with 23 months of that service spent in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. After his military service, he began his career with the U.S. Postal Service, starting as a substitute letter carrier and later retiring as deputy regional director of the Washington U. S. Post Office Department in 1971. Henry then spent several years as a consultant on postal affairs. One of his most significant achievements was his participation in the development of an emergency gasoline rationing contingency plan for the federal government during the 1974 energy crisis. He later worked for Sears Roebuck and Co., where he served as credit authorization manager for the greater Washington, DC area.
Henry and his family resided for many years in Alexandria, where he was a deacon at Woodlawn Baptist Church, near Fort Belvoir. After moving to Colonial Beach, he served as a deacon at Colonial Beach Baptist Church and as a member of the Colonial Beach Planning Commission. Henry was a member of Popes Creek Baptist Church, the American Legion, Fourth Marine Division Association, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, American Association for Postal Supervisors and the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Betty J. Horton of Farnham; a daughter, Donna J. Barden (Marshall), of Montross; two sons, Ronald W. Horton (fiancee Coral Wheeler), of Culpeper and Darrell B. Horton (Betty), of Montross; daughter-in-law Joan Horton of Stafford; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter Nancy A. Sjogren of White Plains, Md. Henry was also “Grandpa” to a huge extended family who loved him dearly.
A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Popes Creek Baptist Church, Montross, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Fellowship will follow.
Interment will be at a later date at Quantico National Cemetery in a private family service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Virginia, Box 2098, Tappahannock, VA, 22560 or Popes Creek Baptist Church, Box 592, Montross, VA, 22520.

Frances Hinson Brune
Frances Hinson Brune, 91, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2012.
Mrs. Brune was a member of Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a charter member and a member of the board of directors for Montross Rescue Squad, and served with various clubs and organizations in the county. She had retired as office manager with Levi Strauss & Co. and was then a retiree coordinator into her 80s.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Julian Hinson and Roy Brune.
She is survived by son Robert Hinson (Nancy) of Springfield; daughters Susan Staples of Montross and Betty Turnbull (Wally) of Durham, NC; grandchildren Michael Straughan (Peggy), Ryan Staples (Kristen), Brad Hinson, Kim Beaudine (Brad), Julie Nardella, Rhet Turnbull (Sarah), Andy Turnbull and Elizabeth Turnbull (Roberto). Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Nicole, Alec, Ava, Tyler, Ethan, Ian, Madison, Lexi, Brandon, Vivien, Camden, Stirling and Daniella.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Welch Funeral Home, Montross. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, Montross. Interment will follow in Popes Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Baynesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Montross Rescue Squad, Box 1174, Montross, VA, 22520; or Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 289 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA, 22560.
The family thanks caregivers Peggy Straughan, Mary Byrd and Riverside Tappahannock Hospice for their dedicated service.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral homeva.com.

Frederick Richard Newton
Frederick Richard Newton, 84, of Falmouth passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Heritage Hall.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked at NSWC, Dahlgren, for 31 years as a heavy equipment mechanic. He enjoyed his retirement years spending quality time with his family, hunting and fishing with his grandchildren and sons-in-law, metal detecting with his wife and trapping raccoons with his brother.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Clara; daughters Sandra Arrington (Sonny), of Colonial Beach, Janice Sullivan (Mark), of Stafford County and Sharon Fleming (Jerry), of Stafford; sisters Thelma Williams of Florida and June Hall of Spotsylvania County; brother Bernard Newton of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Robin Benner, Jerry Ronald Fleming Jr., Charles Stone Jr., Richard Corey Fleming, Dorey Reynolds, Jonmark Sullivan and Sarah Sullivan; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, an hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made in his name to the White Oak Rescue Squad or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Helen Elizabeth Jordan
Helen Elizabeth Jordan, 75, of King George County passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Jordan was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples in Christ) in Norfolk.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, John C. Jordan; three daughters, Carlene Brown (Steve), of King George, Linda Feine (Jeff), of Knoxville, TN, and Mary Jordan-Johnson (Dale), of Reading, PA; two grandchildren, Danielle and Amelia McLean of Reading; sister Gloria Brumley of Norfolk; and brother Charles Perry of Chesapeake.
Mrs. Jordan enjoyed spending time with her daughters and granddaughters, gardening, taking care of the birds and playing bingo. She fought a long battle with illness but kept a positive attitude to the end. She was loved by her husband, children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed.
A private graveside service will be held at Quantico National Cemetery.
Flowers or contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital may be made in her memory.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Edith V. Hutt
Edith V. Hutt, 65, of Montross, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2012.
She was a retired school teacher for Westmoreland County Schools, a former Westmoreland County School Board member and the wife of John C. Hutt, Jr.
She is survived by a son, J.Clifford Hutt, III, of Montross, daughter, Gretchen Gerrard Hutt Brown (Kevin) of Powatan, and Marlowe Brennan Hutt of Richmond; grandson, Zachary Michael Hutt, and a sister Mary Elizabeth Vansant Osborne (Richard), of Radford.
The family will receive friends from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28,m 2012 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Nomini Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central VA Chapter of the National MS Society, 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 301, Glen Allen, VA, 23060.
Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Gloria A. VanDerveer
Gloria A. VanDerveer, 70 of King George, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at Heritage Hall.
She was the widow of Donald VanDerveer. She is survived by her son Roy VanDerveer (Karen), of King George; daughter, Sheila VanDerveer of New Mexico; one brother and two grand children.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in King George, with the Rev. Ed Johnson officiating.
There will be a private burial at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico.

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