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Area Deaths - August 31, 2011

Aloncita Frazier Lewis

Aloncita Frazier Lewis of King George County went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at her residence.

Born in Westmoreland County, she was a retired domestic worker and school bus driver for King George public schools for over 40 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Jacquelin Ward (LeRoy), Gwendolyn Lewis and Urzetta Lewis; one grandson, Wayne E. Howell Jr. (Karim); two great-grandchildren, Wayne E. Howell III and Wrayna E. Howell; one foster son, Maurice Beverly (Cynthia); and two nieces, Rosa L. Redman and Frances Gowdy. She was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Lewis.

The family received friends Friday, Aug. 26, at Lee Funeral Home, King George. A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 27, at Antioch Baptist Church, King George. Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park.

John Gustafson

John “Gus” Gustafson, 74, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957.

Gus is survived by his wife of 41 years, Dorothy Louise Gustafson; four sons, Charles Childress of Spotsylvania County, Lewis Lloyd of Fredericksburg, and Chris Childress (Angie), and John D. Gustafson and his companion, Connie Bruner, all of Spotsylvania; five daughters, Patsy Light (Chris) of Spotsylvania, Cindy Hinson (John), of Fredericksburg, Jean Reardon (Gene) of Spotsylvania, Pam Musselman (Wesley), of King George County and Tina Frame (Roger), of Spotsylvania; two sisters, Sylvia Rhoden of Spotsylvania and Shirley Eaigle (Leonard), of Florida; 27 grandchildren; 31 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gus was preceded in death by his parents, Wilhelm and Helen Gustafson, and two daughters, June and Deborah.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed to Gus’ family at foundandsons.com.

Walter McDowney, Sr.

Walter “Mack” McDowney Sr., formerly of King George County, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.

He was the beloved husband of Jo Ann Webb-McDowney; and father of Walter Jr., Tyrone, Janean and Trey. He is also survived by three brothers, a sister, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Aug. 30, at First Baptist Church of Highland Park, 6801 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD.

Arrangements by Chinn Baker Funeral Home, Arlington.

Norma F. Dunn

Norma F. Dunn, 89, of King George County passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.

She was born in Washington, D.C., and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was very devoted to her family, a very active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in King George and a member of the Legion of Mary.

Norma is survived by a daughter, Linda Carol Dunn Estes (Allen A.), of King George; a sister, Margaret L. Busch of Reston; a brother, Robert E. Frankfurt of Georgetown, DE; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Dunn Jr.; her sons Harold E. Dunn III and James G. Dunn Sr; and her parents, Wilhelmina and Robert Frankfurt.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, King George, with the Rev. Vincent Bork officiating.

Interment will follow at Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Box 275, Colonial Beach, Va., 22443.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Florence M. Fisher

Florence M. Fisher, 85, of Stafford County passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

She had retired from Pratt Medical Center after 22 years and was a longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church, both in Fredericksburg.

She is survived by three sons, Thomas P. Fisher Jr. (Sharon Ann) of Fredericksburg, Larry M. Fisher of Falmouth and Dennis F. Fisher of Fairview Beach.

Special thanks to three very special caregivers, Shannon Kent, Ann Eckard and Carolyn Frazier.

The family will receive friends at Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Heathsville, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 1 to 2 p.m. A funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Melrose United Methodist Church cemetery.

Online remembrances may be made at jonesashfuneralhome.com.

Arthur H. Hudson

Arthur H. Hudson, 78, of Fredericksburg passed away at Golden Living Center on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey Sr. and Ellie Hudson; brothers Benjamin, Jack, Lewis and Charles; and sister Ethel Hudson.

Arthur is survived by his brothers John T. (Nancy) of Colonial Beach and Aubrey Jr. (Sharon) of Fredericksburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road, Woodbridge.

A funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the funeral home, with interment to follow in Mount Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria.

Virginia S. Nessenthaler

Virginia S. Nessenthaler, 103, of Fredericksburg died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mrs. Nessenthaler was the oldest living member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church and celebrated the 80-year anniversary of her baptism in October of 2010.

She had retired from civil service as the clerk of the selective service board for Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County.

Survivors include her daughter, Jane Mann and her companion, Ralph Gallahan, of Fredericksburg; two grandchildren, Jennifer Mann Foran (John), of Hampstead, MD, and Lt. Col. Stephen Charles Mann (Valair), of Centreville; five great-grandchildren, Danielle Sealy, Caroline Foran, Matthew Foran, Ravyn Mann and Miles Mann; a foster niece, Paulette Kidwell of Las Vegas; and numerous cousins.

Mrs. Nessenthaler was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Charles Nessenthaler, and a foster brother and his wife, Robert L. and Carol Pound.

Mrs. Nessenthaler was a charter member of Victory Rebekah Lodge 12; and a member of Daughters of America Council 26, in which she held local, state and national office; and Fredericksburg Senior Citizens.

In 1933, Mrs. Nessenthaler established her summer home on Second Street at Fairview Beach in King George County. She was the original pioneer and many families generated homes and connections from that spot she loved so much on the Potomac River. Mrs. Nessenthaler started a Sunday morning outdoor chapel overlooking the Potomac that continued for 11 years with the support of the Rev. Dennis Newton, pastor of Potomac Baptist Church.

A service was held Saturday, Aug. 27, at Fredericksburg Baptist Church, with the Rev. J. Larry Haun officiating, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were  Timothy Ruppalt, Gene Mullen, Joe DeBernard, John Foran, Christopher Pierson and Robert DeBernard.

Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg Baptist Church Building Fund, 1019 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

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