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Stephone Coleman, Jr.
Stephone Fredericks Coleman Jr, , 20, of Troy departed this life Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Orlando, FL.
Stephone was a second year student studying sports management at Liberty University, Lynchburg. He was a member of Mount Zion First African Baptist Church in Charlottesville.
He is survived by his loving and devoted parents, Chaplain Lt. Col. Stephone F. Coleman, Sr. and Minister Velvet Holmes Coleman, and loving sister Stephony Coleman, all of Troy; loving grandmother Inez Holmes Pridgen of Husle; and devoted grandfather Harry Streets of Colonial Beach, VA.
A viewing was held Friday, March 23 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hustle followed by a memorial service officiated by Rev. Charles Johnson, pastor.
A funeral was held in Charlottesville at the Mount Zion First African Baptist Church, on Saturday, March 24, with Dr. Alvin Edwards, pastor officiating.
Interment was on March 24, in Mount Olive Baptist Church cemetery, Hustle, VA.
Washington Funeral Home in Tappahannock is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences are at washingtonfh.com.
Roberty W. McAvoy
Robert W. “Bobby” McAvoy, 65 of Scranton, PA, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at his home in Montross.
Mr. McAvoy was preceded in death by his parents, Sgt. Maj. Richard and Hannah McAvoy; and brother Richard McAvoy.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Donna D. McAvoy; three daughters, Lisa Stowe (David), of Washington, MO, Kimberly Fulton (Michael), of Colonial Beach and Becky Brooks (Brad) of Bonham, TX; seven grand children, Jonathan, Megan, Savannah, Elizabeth and Michael Hamill, Michael Fulton, Jr. and Hannah Brooks; great grand daughter Karina Hamill; brother Edward MAvoy; sister, Betty Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.
Bobby retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years, and the U.S. Dept. of State, Diplomatic Security.
He was a life member of O.W.L. VFD, serving as line officer and vice president.
Arrangements are pending confirmation with Arlington Cemetery.
Mountcastle Turch Life Celebration Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Alvan James Atkins, affectionately known as “Jim,” slept comfortably and passed from this life at home on March 19, 2012. He would have been 96 this month.
Jim was a Christian husband and father. He lived by the Ten Commandments and practiced the golden rule.
A Caroline County native he made his home and began his business career in Fredericksburg.
At the beginning of World War II he joined the U.S. Navy for the duration of the war. “It was all or nothing for our future,” he told his brother and sisters as he left for training in Chicago. During the war Jim was a flight engineer and top turret gunner assigned to a PB4Y-2 (Navy’s version of the B-24) making daily bombing runs on the Japanese ships and submarines in the Central Pacific. He and his squadron were stationed at Tinian when the Enola Gay left that island to deliver the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima. His flight book, that he kept in a special place in his top dresser drawer, has a hand written entry dated August 6, 1945, that states “burned some fuel - flew over Hiroshima complete destruction, everything.” He often said that after that fly over he believed the war was over”.
Jim and Nancy Pates Atkins celebrated their 64th year of marriage on January 31. Jim was a member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church, V.F.W., American Legion, and Rod and Gun Club.
He leaves his wife Nancy; three children, Dean Jefferson Atkins (Wanda) of Westmoreland County, Debbie A. Thompson (Wink) of Fredericksburg and Dr. Kaye A. Wigginton (John) of Keller, TX; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
During his retirement he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and participating in the racing and breeding of Thoroughbred horses.
He never forgot to leave a tip for service, hold the door for the next person or smile and say something pleasant. He will be missed for his kindness to those less fortunate, his quiet and unassuming demeanor and his commitment to God, his wife and family.
The family received friends Friday, March 23, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A graveside service followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
Helen C. Johnson
Helen Culberson Johnson of King George County died Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
She is survived by her husband James R. Johnson of King George; daughters Sara J. Hoffman (John), of Swanton, MD, and Leah J. Sutherland (David) of Londonderry, NH; and three grand children, J. Garrett Hoffman, Grace Hoffman and Jordan Sutherland.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 24, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in King George.
Memorials may be made to Thurman Brisben Center, 471 Central Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22402.
Glenn Oelen Paddy
Glenn Oelen Paddy, 88, of Oak Grove passed away at home on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
Born in Oella, MD, on April 19, 1923, Glenn was the son of Joseph John and Mary Grace King Paddy.
Glenn served in the U.S. Army Air Force in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. In the late 1940s he and his wife, the late Charlotte Dunn Paddy, moved to King George County, where they raised their daughters, Nancy and Kathy.
Glenn worked at the Naval Weapons Laboratory for many years and retired as head of the construction contracts division. He also served as a King George County magistrate. After Charlotte’s passing in 1989, Glenn married Mary Sue Schwartz and lived his remaining years in Oak Grove, spending winters in Florida.
Glenn was a football and baseball fan as well as an avid gardener and traveler. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up and getting to know his great-grandchildren, who called him “Great-Daddy.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Charlotte, his wife Sue, daughter Nancy Tulloss; brothers Charles and Raymond Paddy; and sisters Lydia Minton, Josephine Smith, Jeanette Frye and Genevieve Givens.
Glenn is survived by daughter Kathleen Hopkins (Carl), of King George; two grandchildren, Beth Tulloss-Webb (Gary), of Fredericksburg and Brian Payne (Amy), of Portland, OR; three great-grandchildren, Grace, Katherine and Crockett Webb; brother John Paddy of West Virginia; three sisters, Helen Murphy and Beatrice Wise of Florida and Marian Mooney of Maryland; and many close nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In keeping with his wishes, Glenn’s memorial service was private, with burial in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Glenn’s family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations made to St. Joseph Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD, 57325, stjo.org; or Hospice of Virginia, 1328 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, VA, 22560.
Andrew J. Mills
Jack Mills, 97 years old, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 peacefully at home with loving family at his side.
Jack was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. Jack was born May 10, 1914 in Spotsylvania County to William Walter Mills and Lilly Thomas Mills.
He is predeceased by his wife, Catherine Acors Mills, brothers Wilson, Edward, and Charles Lee and a number of half brothers and sisters, a grandson Mark Limberick, and a son in law Rick Runnels.
He is survived by daughters Joyce Wright (Richard), of Spotsylvania, Janet Collier (Tom) of King George, Nancy Runnels of Spotsylvania, sons Judson Mills (Beth), of Englewood, CO, and Joe Mills (Mona) of Palm City, FL, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Bill Mills, two special friends Roger and Billy Carver of Tappahannock, and two faithful dogs Jackie and Tootsie.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 27 at Covenant Funeral Services, Fredericksburg Chapel with close family friend, Jimmy Andrews officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends Monday, March 26 at the funeral home.
Please make donations to Fredericksburg SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408 or to the charity of your choice.