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Area Deaths - December 21, 2011

Lawrence “Eddie” Carr, III

Lawrence “Eddie” Carr III, 24, of King George County passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.
Eddie was born on July 29, 1987. He retailed sales of auto parts in King George. He loved hunting, cars and  was a member of King George Ruritans.
Eddie is survived by his parents, Lawrence “Larry” Carr, Jr. and Linda R. Carr both of King George; uncle Elisha Roberts Jr; Aunt Betty Pruett (Harold); Aunt Brenda J. Roberts; Aunt Tammy Fleming (Steve), and 6 cousins.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 21 at King George Church of God.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at King George Church of God with the Rev. Lance Bacon officiating.
Interment will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Troop 191 Campership Fund, 1191 Woodstock Rd., King George, VA, 22485  or King George Ruritans Scholarship Fund, Box 2, King George, VA, 22485.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

Michael Anthony Boswell

Michael Anthony Boswell Sr., 50, of Mineral passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at University of Virginia Medical Center.
He is survived by a son, Michael Boswell Jr. of Mineral; his parents, Frank and Mary Boswell of Colonial Beach; a brother, Frank Boswell Jr. (Tammy), of Stafford County; a sister, Kim Capps (Bobby), of Springfield; and two granddaughters, Courtney and Kay-Leigh Boswell.
Michael was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy Boswell.
Michael’s family received friends Thursday, Dec. 15, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, in Fredericksburg. A graveside service followed in Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria.
Michael’s family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Found and Sons Funeral Chapels, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online condolences may be expressed to Michael’s family at foundandsons.com.

Michael Don Artman

Michael Don “Mick” Artman, 66, of King George County passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in King George of complications from diabetes. He was born Sept. 15, 1945, in Lebanon, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Eugene Artman and Maxine Hamilton Artman, and his brother, Richard Eugene Artman, all of Sheridan.
He was married to Sharon Lee Brandenburg on Aug. 2, 1969, in Noblesville, IN.
Michael is survived by his wife, Sharon Lee Artman of King George; his two children, Elizabeth Artman Plaster (James), of Asheville, NC, and Matthew Michael Artman of Chapel Hill, NC; and two grandchildren, Michael Walton and Anna Grace Plaster.
The family received friends in a celebration of his life on Friday, Dec. 16, at Stewart’s Steak House, in Sheridan, IN. The funeral was private.
The family requests a memorial donation in his name be made to the American Diabetes Association, dia betes.org or 1/800-DIABETES.
Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

James Michael Conlon

James Michael Conlon, 72, of Montross went to heaven on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, surrounded by his wife and family.
Mike was born in Davenport, Iowa, was trained in the Midwest in sciences and engineering and was educated around his family’s kitchen table.
From 1961 through 1997, he worked for the Environmental Protection Agency.
He would tell people time and time again that the smartest decision he ever made was to marry Donna K. Ebel in 1963. During their 48 years of marriage, Donna and Mike reared and educated four daughters: Ann Griesmer (Dan), of Nashville, TN, and their children, Conlon and Katie; Mary Sinnott (Jim), of Crofton , MD, and their children, Molly, Sarah and Charlie; Rachel Kliewer (Mark), of Springfield, and their children, Emma and Grace; and Molly Hogan (Pat), of Springfield, and their children, Megan and J.P.
A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 17, at St. Paul’s Catholic Mission Church,  in Hague.
The family requests donations be made to the St. Labre Indian School; visit stlabre.org for details.

Ella Mae Richards

On Dec 16, 2011 in the home of her sister and brother-in-law Charles and Alberta Byrd, God extended his almighty hand of love and gently took Ella Mae Richards home to eternal life.
Ella graced this world with her stylish presence on October 26, 1916. She was the second of six children born to the late Richard and Lucy Richards. She was educated in the public schools of Westmoreland County VA.
She moved to Washington DC where she attended school at night while working during the day. After graduating from Cardoza High School she then enrolled in a Nursing School and graduated as an LPN. She worked for many years as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Dr. Lippo’s Medical Office and then as a private nurse in various homes and hospitals. During her work experience she had the opportunity to travel extensively including London England and Paris France.
Ella accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age uniting with the Little Zion Baptist Church, Oak Grove VA. She also had affiliation with the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, DC. After retirement she moved back to Virginia to be reunited with family and friends. She served faithfully in the church as President of the LZBC Floral Ministry and an active member of other church activities for many years. She was willing to work wherever she was needed until she was no longer able to attend.
Ella also called “GOLD” was a loving and devoted woman to her family and friends. She touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with. She was loved and well known to all as Aunt Ella.
Ella was preceded in death by her loving parents, the late Richard and Lucy Richards; a Brother John Richards; two sisters Josephine Jones and Lucille Davis.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory: one brother Charles Arthur Richards of Chester PA; one sister Alberta R. Byrd (Charles), of Colonial Beach VA; one God child Leroy Thomas of Washington DC and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
A visitation was held on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.  The funeral was held on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Little Zion Baptist Church in Colonial Beach.  Interment was in the Robbs Hill family cemetery, Oak Grove, VA.
Condolences may be made online at www.brooksfuneralhome.com.

Calvin H. Savage

Calvin H. Savage, born April 4, 1951, departed this life, Saturday, December 10, 2011 at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, VA after a tragic burn incident and advanced lung cancer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Mae Savage and his stepson Michael.
He is survived by his mother, Josephine Harris, his brother Tony Savage of Reedville, and brother John Savage of Newport News.
In addition, he is survived by his loving “Beach Family”, Linda and son John; Ronnie Mothershead (Sandi) and Everett.
Calvin had a strong work ethic, working as a paper boy when he was young, and later as a truck driver, a meat cutter at Food Lion and a long time employee of the Town of Colonial Beach.
He had numerous interests, was multi-talented and creative. He loved NASCAR, especially Mark Martin, was an avid Redskin fan, enjoyed baseball, Clint Eastwood movies, the program, Antique Road Show, fishing, and most of all the water.
He had especially fond memories of his grandson Brett and loved children. Calvin was a perfectionist and enjoyed home remodeling projects, the outdoors, growing plants and cooking on the grill for close friends and family.
He had a huge collection of model cars and caps.  Calvin was a dog lover and was devoted to his yellow lab, “Buddy”.
A memorial service is planned for a later date. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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