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Area Deaths - November 30, 2011

Andrew Rolf Dabbs

Andrew Rolf “Andy” Dabbs, 34, of Westmoreland County died suddenly at home on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
Born April 19, 1977, in Washington, DC, Andy was employed as an operations research analyst for NSWC Dahlgren, in support of our warfighters around the globe. Through the years, he served his community as a firefighter in positions that included president, captain 2A and chief 2A. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Andy was always willing to help his fellow citizens and community.
He loved his Harley Firefighter Edition motorcycle and his beloved canine friend, Enapy. He was an avid Redskins fan and his friends loved his cooking.
He was a 1995 graduate of King George High School and of Longwood College with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
He is survived by, and will be sadly missed by, his father, Larry Dabbs of Glen Allen; mother Glyndon Dabbs of Dahlgren; his brother and best friend, Eric Dabbs of Dahlgren; uncle and aunt Jerry and Dottie Hudson of Johnstown, Pa; special companion Diane King of Westmoreland Shores; and other family and friends.
Andy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Mildred Dabbs and Rolf and Charlotte Hudson.
The family received friends Monday, Nov. 28, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, in King George.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Dahlgren United Methodist Church in Dahlgren.  Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Memorial donations may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, VA, 22485; or Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Wesley Braewood Childress

Wesley Braewood Childress, 35, completed his earthly journey on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home in Gloucester, with his wife by his side.
Wesley grew up in Stafford County and graduated from Stafford High School. Wes found his calling in service to his country in the U.S. Air Force and the Virginia Air National Guard at Langley AFB. Master Sgt. Wesley Childress traveled the U.S. and parts of the world working on F-15s, F-16s and F-22s.
Wes became a friend to all he met. He loved many outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing and riding his motorcycle. Wes could have fun in just the simple things in life.
May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him including his beloved dogs, Harley and Efes.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James W. Childress; aunt Judith L. Childress; and sister Jennifer L. Childress.
Wesley is survived by his wife, Kelley McDonough Childress of Gloucester; his parents, Carolyn and William Childress of King George County; brothers Ryan W. Childress and friend Melina Eaken of Culpeper and Benjamin H. Childress (Elizabeth); nephew Aadan of Spotsylvania County; grandmother Louise B. Childress of King George; maternal grandparents Myrtle and Clifton A. Synan of Caroline County; mother- and father-in-law Marie and Michael McDonough of Philadelphia,PA; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Providence Baptist Church, Hayes,VA.
The family will receive friends at the home of Wesley’s parents in King George from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 (Call 540/809-7151 for more information).
Thanks to all family and friends for the support and love given to Wesley and his family.
Special thanks to the surgeons, oncologists, nurses and staff of the Williamsburg Sentara VOA; officers and enlisted members of the 192 Fighter Wing; and the Brothers of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club for the kindness, support and love they have given to Wes “CHILI” and his family.
In memory of Wes, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Mrs. G. Edward Mowry, 7274 Joseph Lewis Road, Hayes, VA, 23072.
Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point, is handling arrangements.

William Michael Finn

William Michael Finn, 56, of King George County passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.
He is survived by a son, Jason Sanders; one grandson; and four siblings, Olivia Finn, John Finn, Barney Finn, and Helen Annette Finn.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

James Thomas Hussey

James Thomas Hussey, 69, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Carriage Hill Memory Lane in Fredericksburg.
He was born in Washington, DC, on May 10, 1942, a son of the late Elmer Q. and Dorothy Rhine Hussey.
James worked as a tile setter for John King Tile Inc. He also worked for many years as a skilled carpenter and craftsman, a trade he learned from his father. His hands were weather-worn, and he will be remembered for the many homes, custom cabinets and other beautiful things that were built with his skills. He had a great love for pets, and always had a husky, his best friend.
He was united in marriage on Sept. 14, 1962, to Nancy E.M. Connelly, who preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2003.
He is survived by four children, James W. Hussey, Nanette Pickeral(John R.) Pomfret, MD, Russell E. Hussey of Milford and Keith Hussey (Thuy Minh Thu) of Colonial Beach; two brothers, Richard Lee Hussey and William A. Hussey; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 26, at Briery Branch Church of the Brethren, Dayton, VA, with Pastor Randy Cosner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pet Harbor Rescue, Box 73, Bowling Green, Va. 22427.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at johnsonfs.com.

Robert Eugene Pounds

Robert Eugene “Bob” Pounds, 80, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., formerly of Dahlgren, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Bob retired as an accountant with the U.S. government. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the American Legion and Elks Lodge and a proud graduate of the University of Richmond.
He is survived by a son, Todd K. Pounds (Patti) of Annapolis, MD; sister Audrey Morrison of King George; brother Raymond Warren Pounds of Florida; and two grandsons, Michael and Kevin.
The family received friends Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, where the service was held. Burial will be private.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Jay Harold Fowler, Sr.

Jay Harold Fowler Sr. passed away Monday, November 28, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital surrounded by his family.
Jay was born December 7, 1938 to Nelson and Lizzie Mae Fowler of Gaffney, SC. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 15 years. After retiring he enjoyed working as an electrician. In his free time he loved coaching his children in sports, bowling, playing horse shoes, spending time out on his boat fishing.
Jay is survived by his wife of 50 years Gloria, son Wayne (Dianne) of King George, Daughter-in-law Barbara of Dale City, grandchildren Jessie Coldwell (Willie), Brittany Fowler, Brooke Fowler, Felicia Cheek (Jeff), Ariana Cook (Kevin), Espree Fowler, Mariah Fowler, Christian Fowler, and Nelson Fowler, and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Shirley McDaniel, and his son Jay H. Fowler Jr.
The family will receive friends Thursday, December 1, at Nash and Slaw in Colonial Beach from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held Friday, December 2 at 11 a.m. at Round Hill Baptist Church.
Interment will follow at Historyland Memorial Park.

 

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