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Area Deaths - October 12, 2011

Barbara Ann Lucas

Nancy Ann Ross, 78, of King George County went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, after a long illness.
She was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Dixfield, ME, the daughter of Linwood and Marjorie Witham.
Mrs. Ross was a devoted Proverbs 31 homemaker who “watched over the affairs of her household.” She created beautiful homes, provided home-baked delicacies and made colorful quilts and cuddly dolls for her loved ones.
In the early ‘60s she was a Scout leader for the Brownies and Girl Scouts in King George. In the late ‘60s she and her husband moved back to New England.
During the ‘70s she worked in the Bus Ministry and youth group at Calvary Bible Church in Derry, NH.
While members of the Trinity Bible Church in Londonderry, NH, she and her husband worked on the missions board from 1978 to 1991. She also supervised the church kitchen operations and was known as the “Kitchen Queen.”
After her husband retired, they moved back to King George, where they built their current home in 1994. Since 2001 they have been members of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where they worked on missions until 2007.
Surviving are her husband, Charles Leonard Ross; sons, Brian R. Ross and Kirk L. Ross; and daughter, Deborah L. Ross; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 7,  with Dr. Sherman Davis officiating.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Janet Marie Vanover

Janet Marie Vanover, 77, of Oak Grove, widow of Earl C. Vanover Jr., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.
She was a retired teacher and band director in Prince William County public schools.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn V. Nichols, Oak Grove; three brothers, F. Bruce Thomas, Colonial Beach, Mark W. Thomas, Charlottesville, and David L. Thomas, Fredericksburg; and grandchildren Cole, Carl, Marti, Courtney and Tyler.
She was predeceased by sons Earl C. Vanover III and John Bradford Vanover; grandchild Casey; her parents, Francis John and Dorothy Marie Thomas; and her stepmother, Stella Thomas.
The family received friends at the Montross Chapel of Welch Funeral Home.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 8, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oak Grove.
Donations may be made to St. Peter’s Outreach Fund, Attn: Wanda Mason, 601 Colonial Ave., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Raymond A. Webb

Raymond A. Webb, 79, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Milo, ME. He graduated from Milo High School in 1949.
Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, served in the U.S. and Germany, attained the rank of sergeant first class and was honorably discharged in December 1952. He completed graduate studies and was awarded a master’s degree in history in 1960 from the University of Maine.
In July 1960, he was appointed a revenue officer with the Internal Revenue Service. In 1965, he was promoted to the position of national office collection analyst and transferred to Washington, D.C.
In 1965, he was commissioned a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy Reserves (Intelligence), retiring in 1983 with the rank of commander. During his service with the Internal Revenue National Office he was promoted to higher management positions, including that of director, planning staff (Computer Services) and retired in 1987 as special assistant to the assistant commissioner (Computer Services).
Raymond was a member of several Masonic Orders including Scottish Rite and National Sojourners.
Raymond married Sylvia J. Henderson of Milo, Maine, in 1954. She is a licensed practical nurse in the state of Virginia. They are the proud parents of four children; Mark A. Webb (Robin) of King George, Beth J. Grice (Keely) of Charlotte, N.C., Todd E. Webb (Carla) of King George and Lynn A. Cox (Dave) of Sarasota, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Interment will be private at a later date in Maine.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Thomas E. McGinty

Thomas E. McGinty, 53, of Colonial Beach passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was born in Birmingham, MI. He was a steamfitter for Local Union 602 in Gaithersburg, MD.
He was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach. He loved music, was very devoted to his daughter and was his wife’s Superman.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer L. McGinty of Colonial Beach; two daughters, Gabrielle Roselyn McGinty of Colonial Beach and Aarin Capella of FL; son Jeremiah McGinty of FL; father Gerald McGinty of Charlotte, NC; four brothers, Stephen, Mike, John and Jim McGinty; and sister Marge McGinty.
He was predeceased by his mother, Margaret McGinty.
A funeral was held Monday, Oct. 10, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Kent Rahm officiating. Burial was private.
Donations may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Box 420, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

Vivian Ware Carter

Vivian Ware Carter, 88, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center in Colonial Beach.
She was the widow of Howard “Pickles” Carter.
She is survived by two brothers, Charles E. Pugh (Nancy), of Spotsylvania County and Bobby W. Pugh (Peggy) of Lynchburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside committal of cremains will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Mount Comfort Cemetery, 6600 South Kings Highway, Alexandria, with the Rev. Paul Campbell officiating.
Donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

James Eldridge Messick

James Eldridge Messick, 70, of Coles Point passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.
He had retired as an ordnance specialist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center and was a member of Carmel United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Jinx Messick; two sons, Russ Messick (Debbie), and Todd Messick; and two granchildren, Loren Messick and Kara Messick.
He is also survived by the mother of his children, Pam Messick. He was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Murphy.
The family received friends from Sunday, Oct. 9, at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel.
A funeral was held Monday, Oct. 10, at Carmel United Methodist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cople District Volunteer Fire Department Company 3, Box 51, Kinsale, VA, 22488;
to Westmoreland County Little League, Box 894, Montross, VA, 22520;
or to the Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 142 Woodland Heights Road, Warsaw, VA, 22572.
Condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Jaxson Lee Johnson

Infant Jaxson Lee Johnson, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He is survived by his parents, Jennifer Leigh and Johnnie Elbert Johnson Jr., a brother, Johnnie Elbert Johnson III, maternal grandmother Susan Lorrine Finotti, and paternal grandmother Clara Ann Johnson, all of Colonial Beach; and maternal grandfather Randy Lee Campbell of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by grandfather Johnnie E. Johnson Sr.
Services will be held at a later date.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

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