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Area Deaths - September 14, 2011

Moses A. Johnson

Moses A. “Mac” Johnson, 86, of King George County passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Bon Secours Regional Memorial Medical Center, Mechanicsville.
Survivors include two sons, Van Johnson of El Paso, TX, and Don Johnson of Richmond; two daughters, Robin Johnson of King George and Blanche Allen of Landover, MD; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Lillian Johnson and Shirley Green, both of Washington, DC; and his longtime companion, Geraldine Robinson of King George.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Union Bethel Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Donnell Howard officiating. Burial followed in Peace and Light Cemetery, King George.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Sarah Eloise Lewis

Sarah Eloise Lewis, 86, of King George County passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.
She was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Lancaster to the late Homer and Hester Haynie.
Known as “Granny” or “Easy, “ she and George R. Lewis Sr. were happily married for 44 years.
Granny was the head of housecleaning at Mary Washington Hospital for many years before retiring. She then went to work for the King George County school system in the cafeteria for several more years. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star.
Granny leaves to cherish her memory her beloved grandson, Dickie (Elissa), with whom she resided and who provided the ultimate in care; her sons, “Buck” (Lori), Lawley, FL, CW (Sarah),  of King George; her sister Margaret Jett of Lancaster; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Betty Cubbage; two brothers; and three sisters.
Granny’s love and dedication to the Lord was undeniable. She was a lifelong member of Hanover Baptist Church, and enjoyed church functions, her weekly grocery shopping adventures with lifelong friend Dorothy Stevens and spending time with all of her grandchildren.
The family would like to give special thanks to Shawn Burrell, sister of Elissa, for caring for Granny during the day for the past year. She dedicated herself, her time and love to looking after Granny just as Granny did for all of us throughout the years.
The family would also like to give thanks to Medi Home Health and Hospice and the special ladies who assisted with Granny’s care: Kellie, Carrie, Chris, Kim and Pastor Jack.
A funeral was held Friday, Sept. 9, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Jack Marcum officiating. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
The family requests contributions be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 3302 Bourbon St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22408.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Mark Edward Grant

Mark Edward Grant, affectionately known as “Grant,” was born Jan. 8, 1936, to the late Eddie R. Grant and Jeanette Jamison, and departed to begin his heavenly journey on Sept. 7, 2011, at his home in Dahlgren.
A viewing was held Monday, Sept. 12, at Lee Funeral Home, King George, with Masonic rites.
The home-going service was held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Little Ark Baptist Church in Owens.

Mary Fickett

Mary Fickett, a New York actress whose career spanned 50 years, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at her home in Callao.
Mary was best known for her portrayal of the character Ruth Martin in “All My Children.”
She is survived by her daughter, Bronwyn Congdon and her husband, Michael Filipovic; her son, Kenyon Congdon (Tamara); her grandchildren by Bronwyn, Brittany Stewart Congdon, Caitlin Congdon, Dylan Farinet, Zachary Filipovic and Kiley Anne Filipovic; her grandchildren by Kenyon, Casey Congdon, Morgan Congdon and Alex Congdon; and her great-grandchildren, Haylie Congdon Mitchell and Melisande Congdon Mitchell.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA, 23060.

John W. “Jack” Huddleston

John W. “Jack” Huddleston, 88, of King George County passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at his residence.
He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association.
He is survived by a daughter, June Huddleston of Levean, AZ; three sons, Thomas Huddleston Sr. of Richmond, Jerry Huddleston of Glen Allen and Robert Huddleston of Midlothian; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Elise.
The family received friends Monday, Sept. 12, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A graveside service was officiated by Dr. William Blake in Westhampton Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel in Richmond Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Memorials may be made in his name to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408; or to the King George Rescue Squad, 8122 Kings Highway, King George, VA, 22485
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Raymond Eugene Dotson

Raymond Eugene Dotson Sr., 54, departed this life Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at his home in Dumfries.
Raymond is survived by his mother, Shirley Dotson of Woodbridge; his wife, Carol Lynn Dotson of Dumfries; his children, Sherri Dotson of Alexandria, Cassandra Dotson of Colonial Beach, Brandy Dotson of Fredericksburg and Raymond Dotson Jr. of Stafford County; his stepchildren, Ricky Hall of Alexandria and Brian Hall of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Groveton Baptist Church, Alexandria.

Herbert “Jeff” Pyles

Herbert “Jeff” Pyles, 79, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at home. His work is done.
Jeff was from Camp Springs, MD, and moved to Colonial Beach in 1986. He loved to garden and work with wood. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose, where he enjoyed doing volunteer work in the kitchen of the Moose Lodge.
Jeff’s favorite place was sitting outside on his picnic table that he called the office, and having his many friends and neighbors drop by for a visit and enjoy the day with him.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bridie; a son, Wallace Pyles (Karen), of Harwood, MD; two daughters, Christine Pyles of Owings, MD, and Sandra Arias (Jose),  of Prince Frederick, MD; three grandchildren, Sarah, Laura and Troy Arias; and two sisters, Gloria Oursler and Joyce King, both of Maryland.
A gathering of friends was held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. A reception followed at the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.
Donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Ronald Dare Hundley

Ronald Dare Hundley, 64, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011.
Mr. Hundley was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Montross; a lifetime member of the Westmoreland County Fire Department; a member of Westmoreland Masonic Lodge 212, A.F. & A.M., Kinsale; and Warsaw Bauman Masonic Lodge 332, A.F. & A.M., Warsaw. He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division after 36 years, and was a lieutenant for the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara S. Hundley; his parents, Edward F. and Sarah W. Hundley of Montross; a son, Michael D. Hundley (Lynn) of King George; a daughter, Kristen D. Via (Wayne) of Fredericksburg; brother Val J. Hundley (Leslie) of Richmond; and sister Helen H. France (Jack) of Montross. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Jennifer Hammon, Ryan Carroll, David Powers, Dylan Carroll, Michael Hundley Jr., Samantha Powers, Mikayla Via and Mikenzi Via.
He was preceded in death by brother Edward F. Hundley Jr.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Montross Chapel of the Welch Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, Montross.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Joyce Sydnor, 1559 Old Yeocomico Road, Kinsale,VA 22488.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Juanita S. Washington

Juanita S. Washington, 94, of King George County passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Frances Hollimand and her husband, Al, of Dahlgren; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Perry Scranage Sr. of Dahlgren; and two sisters, Margie and Pansy Bumbrey, both of Dahlgren.
Remains may be viewed Wednesday, Sept. 14, from noon to 4 p.m., at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at Little Ark Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Michael T. Bell officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Rev. Harrison T. Simons

The Rev. Harrison T. Simons, age 77, of Oxford, N.C., died Wednesday, August 31, while vacationing at his cottage in Coles Point,VA.
Simons was born February 6, 1934, one of eight children, to Col. Webster L. Simons and Dorothy Ballard Swett, in Melrose, MA. He was raised in the Washington, D.C. area. After World War II, he lived in Germany with his family while his father was serving in the military. He returned to the states to attend Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. He interrupted his college education to serve two years in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1959, and the same year married Eugenia Kathleen England, of Ashland, VA. Simons attended Bexley Hall Divinity School, in Gambier, OH and was an assistant priest at St. Thomas’ in Richmond, VA in 1964.
He became priest of St. John’s and three other churches in and around King George, Va. in 1964. In 1970, he moved to Oxford, NC as rector of St. Stephen’s and later priest-in-charge at St. Cyprian’s. He worked to bridge the racial divide throughout his ministry. He continued to serve churches in North Carolina and Virginia until his death. Simons was active in human relations work, receiving many awards.
Simons is survived by his wife, in Oxford, NC; their two children, George and Georgia Simons, of Salisbury, NC, and Deanna and Lane Hollis, of Birmingham, AL.; nine grandchildren, David, Philip, Ellen,  Grace Ann, Will, Jack, Houston, Isabella and Sarah. He has one surviving sibling, Dorothy Gibson, of Alexandria, VA.
The funeral service was held Sat. September 3, with burial  at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond.
Memorials can be made to St. Stephen’s, Penick Village or the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department.

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