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Area Deaths - March 21, 2012

Eliza Ella Coakley

Eliza Ella Coakley, 105, of King George County departed this life to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Hughes Home.
She was a member of St. Stephen’s Baptist Church in King George County. She was the oldest African-American woman in King George.
Survivors include two daughters, Rosetta C. Steward, with whom she resided prior to relocating to Hughes Home, and Esther C. Kay (Ray) of King George; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
A viewing and a Christian wake were held Friday, March 9, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, in  Fredericksburg.
A funeral was held Saturday, March 10, at St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, King George. Pastor Anthony M. Jones delivered the eulogy.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Mary Sue Paddy

Mary Sue Paddy, precious mother, beloved wife, adored sister, revered grandmother, dear Aunt and generous friend, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012.
Mrs. Mary Sue Paddy was born to Nellie Margaret and William Lloyd Pierce on March 12, 1926. One of nine siblings, Mary Sue Paddy learned early on the joy and importance of family and community. During her 86-year journey into the hearts of so many who had the joy of knowing and loving and being loved by her, Mary Sue Paddy raised a family that included three sons, worked as a real estate agent, owned and operated her own retail businesses in women’s fashion and established herself as an artist in fibers and textiles.
During her youth growing up in Washington, Mary Sue Paddy was a star of the Big Band Era, often dancing the nights away, leaving a trail of broken hearts in her wake; a fan of Frank Sinatra; and a beauty that rivaled the likes of Ava Gardner. But ultimately, her heart was stolen by three young boys, her sons.
Her love for her three sons, Herbert, Jay and Jesse, was profound and unqualified. She knew no greater joy than that joy which her children knew. She would know no deeper sorrow in her life than when her youngest, Kirby, was taken from this world at the age of 24. Hers was a much larger world though; one inhabited by dozens of nephews and nieces of second, third and fourth generations who would be graced by the compassionate, kind, patient and generous nature that was their “Aunt Sue.”
Mary Sue Paddy married Glenn O. Paddy relatively late in life. She was in her 60s, and he was approaching his 70s. But they embraced each other, and a new life together, with a deep-felt commitment and passion shared by both. Both are longtime residents of Oak Grove. Mrs. Paddy and her husband enjoyed endless hours of traveling the back roads of America. They spent the winter months in Sarasota, FL.
Mary Sue Paddy leaves behind a husband of 22 years, Glenn O. Paddy, who treasured her kindness and goodness; two sons, Jay Brandon Weaver and Jesse O. Weaver, who were kissed nightly during their childhoods by the lips of eternal devotion; by a sister, Alice Pierce Hafner, who holds in her heart the memories of a lifetime of shared love, laughter and sorrows; and a granddaughter, Christina Weaver, who will write the next chapter in her grandmother’s enduring legacy.
-We see but dimly through the mists and vapors; amid these earthly damps. What seem to us but sad, funeral tapers, may be heaven’s distant lamps- -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
A memorial service was held at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, in King George, VA., on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Charles Edward Hinson, Sr.

Charles Edward Hinson Sr., 66, of Warsaw departed this life Sunday, March 11, 2012.
He is survived by two children, Susan Ann Taylor and Charles Edward Hinson Jr.; two sisters, Edna Mae Stevens and Charlotte Harper; two brothers, William Edward Hinson Sr. and Thomas H. Hinson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A funeral was held Wednesday, March 14, at Warsaw Church of God, Warsaw, with the Rev. John Thomas officiating.
Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock, is handling the arrangements.

Helen Anderson Dunkum

Helen Anderson Dunkum, 97, of Spotsylvania County passed away at Westmoreland Rehab Center on Monday, March 12, 2012.
She is survived by three sons, Leroy Dunkum Jr. of Spotsylvania, Tommy Dunkum of Colonial Beach and Richard Dunkum of Ashburn; sister Nellie Gill of Sandston; two grandchildren, Tracey and Andrew; and one great-grandson, Teegan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy M. Dunkum Sr.
A service was held Thursday, March 15, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Robert Lee Beverly

Robert Lee Beverly, 84, of King George County passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Southern Maryland Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Beverly of King George; two daughters, Annette Bennett of King George and Janet Brown of Port Tobacco, MD; two sons, Eric and Kenneth Riley, both of Welcome, MD; and three grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday, March 17, at Little Ark Baptist Church in Owens, with the Rev. Larry Robinson officiating. Burial was  in the church cemetery.
Online condolences are at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Hubert Ornell McMillan, Sr.

Hubert Ornell McMillan Sr., 82, of Spotsylvania County passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was born June 2, 1929, to the late Booker T. and Rowena Evans McMillan in Fayetteville, NC. He was joined in holy matrimony to the late Mable Bumbrey of Fredericksburg. He retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service.
Hubert leaves to cherish his memory a brother, Eldridge Benjamin McMillan of Fayetteville, NC; three sons, Stanley Bumbrey of King George, David McMillan (Anita) of Moneta and Rodney Singleton (Trice) of Columbia, SC; one daughter, Cordella Anderson of Spotsylvania; four sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Son Hubert McMillan Jr. preceded him in eternal rest.
The funeral was held on Saturday, March 17, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, in Fredericksburg. Interment was Monday, March 19, in Quantico National Cemetery.
Online guest book may be signed at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Cheryl Ann Harrison

Cheryl Ann Harrison, 48, of King George County passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at her residence.
Cheryl was born in Maryland on June 18, 1963, to Donald Sr. and Sarah Snyder Burdette.
Survivors include husband Francis Harrison; daughter Genevieve “Genny” Harrison; and son Timothy Ray Burdette. Other survivors include grandchildren, Jordon, Anthony, Tyler and Allen; stepgrandchildren; three sisters; and one brother.
The family received friends, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, in Fredericksburg.
Interment will take place in Graceland Memorial Park, Charleston, WV.
Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Emily M. Jackson

Emily M. Jackson, 77, of Westmoreland County passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at her residence.
Emily was born in Westmoreland County on Dec. 30, 1934, to Frank McDowney and the late Bessie Mason McDowney. She was a retired nurse and a member of New Monrovia Church in Colonial Beach. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George L. Jackson.
Survivors include her sons, Joseph Darnell Posey, Jerald Vincent Posey and Thessalonia Posey and wife Sandra; stepchildren Francine Claiborne, Thomassine Clifton and Gregory Jackson; brothers Cleveland, Johnny, Harry and Daril McDowney; sisters Hortence Smith and Annie Parker; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday, March 19, at New Monrovia Church, in Colonial Beach, with the Rev. McDowney officiating. Burial will be in Quantico National Cemetery.
A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Online condolences are at albennett andsonfuneralhome.com.

Dora Athena Oliff

Dora Athena Oliff, 88, of Montross, widow of James R. Oliff, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012.
She was a retired cashier for Electrolux and a member of Ephesus Christian Church in Foneswood and VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 9619, in Morningside, MD.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane Oliff-Michael of Crofton, MD; granddaughter Ashley Michael of Crofton; brothers Anthony Rosetta of Waldorf, MD, and Joseph Rosetta of Clements, MD; and many nieces, nephews, and sisters-and brothers-in-law.
A funeral was held on Sunday, March 18, at Ephesus Christian Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association; or to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Charles Glenn Bosworth, Sr.

Charles Glenn Bosworth Sr., 79, of Woodbridge died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge.
Mr. Bosworth was born in Shinnston, WV. He was a 1950 graduate of Philippi High School, Philippi, WV, and a retired Wonder Bread baker from Continental Baking Company.
Mr. Bosworth was a Korean War veteran, having served, in theater, with the 11th Airborne U.S. Army.
Mr. Bosworth was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Occoquan Lodge 310 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons.
Mr. Bosworth, in his youth, was an avid baseball player who was scouted to play professional baseball by the St. Louis Browns, now the Baltimore Orioles. He was an avid sportsman, who loved to regularly hunt and fish.
Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Dawn Bosworth Crabtree of Houma, LA; a son, Charles Glenn Bosworth Jr. of Falls Church; and two grandsons and a great-granddaughter, all of Houma. Mr. Bosworth was particularly close to two nephews, Eric Randall Bosworth Sr. and David Alan Bosworth, both of King George County, and close friend Ms. Maggie Parrish of Woodbridge, formerly of Schweinfurt, Germany.
Mr. Bosworth was preceded in death by his parents, Charles William Yearian/Bosworth and Alta Bolyard Bosworth (Philippi, WV); sister Cynthia V. Springer (Woodbridge); half sister Lucille Yearian Nygren (Akron, OH); and four brothers, Ernest Ray Bosworth (Rainelle, WV), Robert Lee Bosworth (Colonial Beach), Franklin Delano Bosworth (Laurel, MD) and Paul David Bosworth (Colonial Beach).
A memorial service to include family and friends will be held at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, on Thursday, March 22, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Fred Parrish officiating.
Interment will be private at Quantico National Cemetery.

 

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