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Area Deaths - April 11, 2012

Evelyn “Ruth” Hudson
Evelyn “Ruth” Hudson, 89, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away Sunday, April, 1, 2012.
A funeral was held Friday, April 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with visitation one hour before the service.
 Interment followed in the Hudson family cemetery in King George.

Sylvester “Ves” Kyle
Sylvester “Ves” Kyle, 84, of King George County died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Heritage Hall.
Ves was born March 14, 1928, in Bland County to the late William Thomas Kyle and Lucy Roberta Ogle Kyle.
Ves was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Community Baptist Church in Falmouth.
He had retired from Marine Corps Base, Quantico.
Ves enjoyed fishing and was an avid turkey hunter. He was well-known for his turkey calling. Ves especially enjoyed teaching and calling for other hunters.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Vinton, Jesse and Foy Kyle, Alma Brown and Mildred Aldridge.
Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Elizabeth “Doris” Covington Kyle; two daughters, Patsy Walters of King George and Linda Kyle of Tucker, GA; three granddaughters, Theresa Slingerland, Kathryn Lucas and Lisa Molder; four great-grandchildren, Amiya Lucas, and Kyle, Alec and Sam Slingerland; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Friday, April 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service was held Saturday, April 7, at the funeral home chapel.
Entombment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to a charity of one’s choice.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Kevin Wayne Clark
Kevin Wayne Clark, 39, formerly of Montross, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 28. 2012.
Kevin was predeceased by his father, Earl “Wayne” Clark.
Kevin loved sports. He coached Little League teams and played softball whenever he had the opportunity.
He is survived by his mother, Linda Clark; daughters Hannah and Tiffany Clark; brother Stephen Clark (and Pam Abbott); sister Christine Reynolds (Timothy); nieces and nephews, Jennifer McMinn, Andrew Wilson, Matthew Wilson, Aaron Clark, Connor McMinn and Kayleigh Wilson.
He is also survived by his girlfriend Alicia Holland and her children, Jamie and Alexzander Sherr, and Zoey Holland; and numerous cousins and friends.
A service was held Monday, April 2, at Carmel United Methodist Church, in Hague, VA.
The family would appreciate contributions to the Kevin Clark Burial Fund, Salem Virginia Credit Union, Attn: Christine Reynolds, 112 West Main St., Salem, VA, 24153.
Online condolences may be made at valleyfuneralservice.com.


Richard L. Ward
Richard L. Ward, 54, of Colonial Beach passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 3, 2012.
He was predeceased by his wife, Christine, and two sons, David and Kevin.
He is survived by son Wayne Hoventer of Front Royal; his mother, Anna Scities (David), of South Carolina; sisters Bonny Gysel of Colonial Beach and Grace Simpson of Delaware; brothers Harry Archie of Montross and Marvin Archie (Mona), of Spotsylvania County; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank-you to Annette Hamilton of NNMPCC, who offered exemplary care, going above and beyond the call of duty over the past couple of years.
Ricky was born in Delaware and raised in Alexandria. He began his career at Virginia Roofing and later owned Ward Roofing. He was an active, selfless and giving member of Westmoreland Independent Baptist Church.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 7, at his church.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to his church.

Joan R. Holmes
Joan R. Holmes, 78, of King George County answered the call of her Lord and Savior and passed into eternal rest on Resurrection Sunday – April 8, 2012 at 7:37 a.m. at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA.
She was born June 14, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Frederick Douglas and Nettie Rebecca Johnson Jackson. Joan was raised by her grandmother, the late Mary Toliver Johnson, in Passing, VA. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age, was baptized, and joined the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hustle, VA where she attended faithfully until her marriage.
She was educated in Caroline County where she graduated from Union High School, Bowling Green, VA in 1950. Following graduation she worked at The Moon House Restaurant in Port Royal, VA as a waitress and cook; and was also employed at Mount Rose Canning Company, King George, VA. She met Robert P. Holmes, Sr. and they were joined in holy matrimony in King George, VA on September 16, 1956. After marriage, she moved her church membership to Salem Baptist Church, Jersey, VA to serve with her husband.
While at Salem Baptist Church, she was an active member and served with the following ministries: Church Treasurer, Deaconness Board, Nurse’s Unit, Eveready Choraleers, Mass Choir, and Bus Driver ~ until declining health forced her to attend less frequently.
Joan later worked for the King George County School systems at Ralph Bunch School, King George Elementary, and High Schools as a cafeteria worker and bus driver. You could see her driving “big yellow” with her sunny smile throughout the county for over twenty years. She was known for her care of children that is witnessed by her “open door policy” which always resulted in a large extended family consisting of those she reared and others she touched with her love and resources.
Joan is also known for her good cooking but she was best-known for her baking. She made pies and cakes for all occasions but her famous cakes were highly sought after and cherished. Now we know why the Lord took her home – He wanted a great cake!
Joan was also instrumental in the community. She worked with the King George Parent-Teacher Association, the NAACP, Democratic Party Committee, the Mount Bethel Association, the Guiding Star Chapter #216 of the Eastern Star, and other community activities. Joan’s kindness and mannerisms were projected as she interacted with all who knew her.
She was a devoted wife, and loving mother and is preceded in death by a brother Leonard Calloway; and a sister, Senora Griffin. She leaves to cherish her fond memory her husband, Deacon Robert P. Holmes, Sr. of King George, VA; eight children: Vanessa Brown, Colonial Beach, VA; Linda Carter (Gerard), Stokesdale, NC; Robert P. Holmes, Jr. (Michelle), Erie, PA; Frederick Holmes, California, MD; Janice Rogers (Tommy), Richmond, VA; Silvia Gaines (Maynard), Spotsylvania, VA; Leonora Williams (Jason), King George, VA; and Iris Williams (Michael), Norfolk, VA; one sister: Charlotte Rudd, Jacksonville, FL; four brothers-in-law: George, Frank (Mildred), Major (Juanita) Holmes, all of King George, VA; and Sylvester Griffin, Philadelphia, PA; and three first cousins: Madeline Williams, Milford, VA and Juanita Owen, and Brenda Williams both of Philadelphia, PA. She also leaves to mourn twenty-two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, special friends and loved ones.
Visitation will be held at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home in Port Royal, Friday, Apr. 13, 2012 from noon to 4 p.m.  Friday evening remains can be viewed Salem Baptist Church, 12262 Salem Church Road, King George, starting at 6 p.m. The family will receive friends from 7-8 at the church.
The service will be held on Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012, 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church.  Burial in the church cemetery will follow this service.
Online condolences may be made at brooksfuneralhome.com

Mark Edward Lenzi
Mark Edward Lenzi, 43, formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away in Greenville, N.C., on Monday, April 9, 2012, after a short illness. His passing occurred on grandmother Marie Cochran’s 91st birthday.
He was predeceased by his father, William S. Lenzi; grandparents William and Mary Lenzi and Claude “Ted” E. Cochran; aunt Candace M. Altiere; and uncle John H. Altiere.
Mark was born July 4, 1968, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. He was a graduate of Stafford High School in 1986 and of Indiana University in 1990. Mark rose to fame as an Olympic diver, winning a Gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and a Bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, in 3 meter springboard. He was also the first American diver to perform a 109C (forward 4.5 somersault tuck) in competition, and the first diver to score more than 100 points in competition, performing a 307C (reverse 3.5 somersault tuck) off of the 3m springboard for over 102 points. In total, Mark won 18 international competitions at the 1- and 3-meter springboard level. Mark was the last American male diver to receive a medal at the Olympics on 3-meter springboard.
Survivors include his mother Merry Ellen “Ellie” Lenzi of Fredericksburg; grandmother Marie Cochran of Sharon, PA; two brothers, William T. Lenzi (and Katherine, Christopher and Regan) of King George County and Luke A. Lenzi (Ashley) of Bumpass; one sister, Lisa E. Iden (and Jack, Cristal and Hunter) of Bumpass; cousins Jack Altiere and family of Medina, OH, and Jessica Pastore and family and Joe Altiere and family, all of Sharon, Pa.; aunt Margaret A. Cochran of Pennsylvania; uncle Terrance E. Cochran and family and cousin Terri Lee Snider and family, all of Texas; wife Dorothy Jean Koncsol Lenzi; and many special friends.
The family received friends Tuesday, April 10, at Wilkersons Funeral Home, 2100 E. Fifth St., Greenville, NC. Interment will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Fredericksburg.

Kathleen Boone Van Hoy
Kathleen Boone Van Hoy, 76, of King George County went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2012.
She was part-owner of Van’s Construction. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and spiritual motivator. She was also a member of Gold’s Gym, where she enjoyed working out.
She is survived by her husband, D.W. “Van”; two sons, John Van Hoy of Fredericksburg and Billy Van Hoy (Tami), of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Donna Lewis (Livingston), of Mount Vernon, OH, and Helen Boone of Ashville, NC; brother Bill Boone of Lexington; three grandchildren, Tori, Kyle and Shane; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Clayton Boone.
The family will receive friends at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the funeral home, with Lynn Fees officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

William Bowles
William (Bill) Bowles, 69, of Colonial Beach passed away March 29, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital of Heart failure.
A memorial will be held at the VFW in Colonial Beach April 21, 2012, at 2 p.m.

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