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Area Deaths - October 5, 2011

Barbara Ann Lucas

Wilbur R. Lumpkin, born Aug. 1, 1940, departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. He was 71 years old.
He was employed by Mount Rose Canning Co., until unable to work.
He loved his Lord and was a member of Hanover Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jessie F. and Elizabeth Rouse Lumpkin; sisters Effie Lumpkin, Edith DeCapua, Elsie Marshall and Elva Rose; and brothers Harold Lumpkin and Kenneth Lumpkin.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Naomi R. Lumpkin; brother Jesse D. Lumpkin of Winter Park, FL; and sister Evelyn Lumpkin of King George.
He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; cousins; and longtime friends.
A memorial service was held a Friday, Sept. 30, at Hanover Baptist Church with interment in Greenlawn Cemetery in Bowling Green.
The family requests donations be made to Hanover Baptist Church Deacons Benevolence Fund, 10312 Hanover Church Road, King George, VA, 22485.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.

Charles H. Christopher

Charles H. “Buster” Christopher, 70, of Alexandria, formerly of Colonial Beach, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.
Charles was born in Philadelphia on Aug. 14, 1940. After graduating from high school he moved to Northern Virginia, where he lived and worked until his retirement in 2009.
He is survived by his brother, Frank H. Christopher Jr. (Diane), of Colonial Beach; two sisters, Ruth Taylor (Charlie), Springfield, and Joyce Christopher of Falmouth; three nephews; and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank H. Christopher Sr., and his mother, Ethel Christopher Fell.
The family extends sincere thanks to his friend and caregiver, Tony McCollett, and to the staff, nurses, doctors and volunteers of Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center.

Audrey Rankins Winkler

Audrey Rankins Winkler, 92, of Fredericksburg passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Woodmont Center.
She was born March 18, 1919, to Stanley Thomas and Blanche Stout Rankins.
Mrs. Winkler was a longtime member of Fairview Baptist Church. She had been secretary and treasurer of the former Fredericksburg Taxpayers Assn. and a member of Fredericksburg Senior Citizens. Mrs. Winkler had retired from FMC and the Div. of Motor Vehicles.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Harold W. Haley and John Helm; her parents; sisters LaVaughn Sacra and Gladys Haley; and brothers Stanley Thomas Rankins Jr. and Lennie “Dean” Rankins.
She is survived by her three daughters, Joyce Moore (Wayne), and Bonnie Sievert (Rick), all of Fredericksburg, and Kay Burrell (Rod), King George; grandchildren Shawn Eutsler, Tim Eutsler, Chris Clore, Christin Perry and Nicholas Burrell; stepgrandson Shawn Moore; eight great-grandchildren; stepson Ronnie Winkler (Betty), of Narrows; two stepgrandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren, brother Kenneth W. Rankins (Thelma), and two sisters, Jean Proffitt and Dorothy Kleff, all of Fredericksburg; and her Woodmont family.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Earl Daniel Cash

Earl Daniel Cash, 79, of Fredericksburg went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was a member of First Bible Baptist Temple.
Earl leaves behind Jane Samuels, his wife and loving companion of many years; three daughters, Martha Ann Tyree of Spotsylvania County, Carolyn Cash Turman (Michael), of King George, and Sharon Cash Hoelscher (Darryl), of Charlottesville; six grandchildren, Brandon, Taylor, Logan, Kimberly, Kristy and Danny; four great-grandchildren; and one niece. He also leaves behind his sister, Mae Cash Taylor (Ron), of Lynchburg and brother Richard Cash of Port Royal. In addition to his parents, Charles Cash and Eva Bowler Cash, he was preceded in death by his brother Charles “JR” Cash.
Earl served his country as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1952, during the Korean War. He was a survivor of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign.
Earl returned to Fredericksburg and worked for the American Viscose (FMC) Plant from 1952 until his retirement in 1978. After his retirement, Earl cherished time spent with his children and grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made to the family at foundandsons.com.

Laurel M. Campbell

Laurel M. “Laurie” Campbell, 63, of King George County, formerly of Medford, WI, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at her father’s residence in the town of Hammel, WI, surrounded by her loving family and Hope Hospice.
She was born on June 12, 1948, in Medford, attended the one-room Wayside School and Brookside Elementary and was a graduate of Medford High School.
After graduation she married Richard Campbell on March 27, 1971, in Wausau, WI. They enjoyed 40 married years filled with travel, antiquing, good books and long conversations over strong coffee. As a Navy family, she and Richard lived in Washington, Japan and Virginia along with their two sons, Douglas and Paul, yet her heart remained in the Wisconsin Northwoods near her beloved Black River. In her final days she returned to the Medford area, where she passed on in her father’s home.
She was predeceased by her mother, Lillian A. Rickaby Selby. She is survived by her husband, Richard K. Campbell of King George; two sons, Douglas Campbell (Erin), of Charlotte, NC, and Paul Campbell (Nancy), of St. Leonard, MD; grandchildren Owen, William, Joel and Kiri Campbell; her father, Bernard L. Selby of Withee, WI; brother Michael Selby of Medford; and sister Yvonne Schwarz (Lyle) of Withee.
A celebration of Laurie’s life was held Saturday, Oct. 1, at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway, WI, with the Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman officiating.
Memorials may be made to Laurie’s family and will be designated to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.
For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

Emory Junius Stafford

Emory Junius Stafford, 80, husband of Christine Stafford, resident of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away at his residence on Thursday evening, Sept. 22, 2011.
Born in Erwin, NC, he was the son of the late Arnold Daane and the late Fannie Greene Allen Daane. Also preceding him in death were his grandparents, Hugh Luther Allen and Eleanor Greene Allen; brother Hugh Allen Stafford; and his daughter, Virginia McGuire.
Mr. Stafford spent his childhood years in North Carolina and Cambridge, Md. He served in the U.S. Army with the Army Language School. His golf career brought him to Virginia, where he lived until moving to the Outer Banks in 2000. He was the former city editor of the Daily Banner in Cambridge, MD, and a retired PGA professional. He was the head professional at Fredericksburg Country Club, Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club, and retired from Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club.
He had a lifelong love of sports, music, and the outdoors. After retirement, he spent his time sailing, reading, gardening, coaching golf, playing golf, and enjoying his friends and family.
In addition to his wife, Christine, he is survived by his children, Jay Stafford Suzanne), of Lunenburg, Cathy Hawkins (David), of King George and Jenny Mark of Virginia Beach. Also left to cherish his memory are his six grandchildren, Brian Plum, Katie Plum, Kirstin Overton, Kyle Stafford, Cayley McGuire and Liam McGuire.
The family will honor his wishes to be cremated, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to the North Carolina Coastal Fdn., Box 475, Manteo, NC 27954; The Elizabeth River Project, 475 Water St., Suite 103A, Portsmouth, VA 23704; or Beach Food Pantry, Box 1224, Kill Devil Hills, NC.27948.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at twifordfh.com.

Elizabeth H. Heflin

Elizabeth Hall Heflin, 86, of King George County passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at her residence.
Mrs. Heflin was a legal secretary prior to the birth of her children. She and her husband were the original owners of Old Mud Tavern in Thornburg. She also owned and operated Ki Bet’s Gift Shop with her sister, Kitty Curtis. She was the admin. asst.  in her husband’s financial planning office and was a former member of the Spotsylvania County Republican Party and the Dominion Republican Women’s Club. Mrs. Heflin portrayed Mary Washington at various historic sites over the past 10 years as a member of the George Washington Young Friends.
Survivors include her daughter Susan Heflin Bailey (Bob); her son-in-law, Ricardo Solis; one grandchild, Lauren B. Lewis; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kitty Curtis and Jean Thompson; and one brother, John T. Hall.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Lynwood Hall and Clara Belle Apperson Hall; her husband, Robert Mason Heflin; and daughter Cynthia Heflin Solis.
Service will be private.A reception was held at the Bailey home Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Memorial donations may be made to George Washington’s Young Friends, 5 Little Creek Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405; or to the International Myeloma Fdn. 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607, or donate online at myeloma.org.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Timothy P. Massey

Timothy P. Massey, 63, of Colonial Beach passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, after battling cancer for 15 months.
Tim served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1965 to 1969. He was a self-employed painter for many years and for the last 22 years, he worked on the U of MW Facilities Services team, most recently as facilities manager.
Born in Washington DC, he married Carol Jett in 1969. He was a member of Colonial Beach Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Curran Massey; his mother, Dorothy Marmaduke Massey; his brothers Paul and Michael Massey; and his sister Regina Massey.
Tim is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol Jett Massey; two daughters, Jennifer M. Miller (Greg), and Carrie E. Keene (Joshua),; four grandchildren, Ross Curran Miller, Timothy Charles Miller, Evelyn Elizabeth Keene and Massey Samuel Keene; two sisters, Mary Ann Massey of Mount Ranier, MD, and Margaret Massey of Boulder, CO; brother Joseph Massey of Mount Ranier; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, Oct. 2, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
A funeral was held  Monday, Oct. 3, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church, with the Rev. Johnny A. Almond and the Rev. Robert D. Higgins officiating. Interment followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oak Grove.
Memorial donations be made to Colonial Beach Baptist Church, Box 27, Colonial Beach VA, 22443; Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg VA., 22407; or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD21403.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh .com

Michael Patrick Griffith

Michael Patrick Griffith passed away unexpectedly at his home in Ocala, Fla., on Sept. 8, 2011.
Michael was born Jan. 13, 1968, in Alexandria. He moved to Florida in 2005, and worked for FedEx Freight.
Survivors include his wife, Andrea Griffith; his stepson, Collin; his mother and father, Joan and Patrick Griffith of Ocala; his sister, Jennifer Westgate (Travis), of Berryville; and his adorable niece, Emily. He is also survived by his grandmothers, Agnes Clenstine Hardbower of Colonial Beach and Merle Kelton of Kilmarnock; and many relatives and friends. Michael will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8096 Leedstown Road, Colonial Beach, with Ernest Combs officiating. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall following the service.

William Gordon Frank

William Gordon “Sonny” Frank, 81, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at his home in Westmoreland County.
Sonny was a lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, and drove an Oak Grove school bus while attending high school. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1951 and retired from Dahlgren NSWC in 1985, after 37 years of service. He was a member of Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and Auxiliary. Sonny was a lifelong member of Round Hill Baptist Church, and was a member of the Northern Neck Elks Club. He loved farming and horses.
He is survived by his wife, Winifred V. Frank; son Richard G. Frank (Kellie); daughter Melanie Parker Swick (Mark); sister Edith F. Retter; grandchildren Sarah Frank, Emily Frank and Elena Swick; and niece Phyllis Kasten.
He was preceded in death by his son, Garrett “Mac” Parker.
The family will received friends on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Round Hill Baptist Church, King George, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. All are invited to share a meal in the church fellowship hall immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations in his name to the Round Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 16519 Round Hill Road, Box 467, King George, VA 22485; or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg,VA, 22407.
Online guest book may be signed nashandslawfh.com.

Charles Arthur Bullock

Charles Arthur “Joe” Bullock, 76, of Stafford County passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Newton Bullock; and son Tracy Bullock.Survivors include his son Charles “Bootsie” Bullock (Gina); his daughter-in-law, Kyra Bullock; his brothers, John Bullock (Sandra), and his, Ressie Bullock (Virginia), and Homer Bullock (Paige), ; his sisters, Virginia Irby (Junior), Nancy Gavin and Sally Newton; his grandchildren, Justin, Brock, Brittney, Lydia and Charles Matthew Bullock; his great-granddaughter, Aubree Bullock; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
Burial will follow in the Sullivan family cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brock Bullock, Justin Bullock, Chris Lynn, James Almond, Eddie Almond, Matthew Bullock, Buzz Green and Wilbur Barnett.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

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