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Area Deaths - July 27, 2011

James R. Cannon, USMC, Ret.

Retired Marine Corps Maj. James R. Cannon, 74, a resident of Los Lunas, NM, formerly of the Fredericksburg area, died Thursday, July 14, 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Cannon; sons Kevin Cannon and Corey Cannon; daughters Dawn Smith and Faith Cook; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers Jack Cannon USMC (retired) and Lonnie Cannon (Betty); sister June Trigger of King George; and numerous other relatives. He also leaves his beloved dogs, Bear and Daisy.

He was preceded in death by brother Joseph Cannon and his parents, Clyde and Tishie Belle Cannon of Tennessee.

After graduation from high school Jim entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served two tours in Vietnam, earning two Purple Hearts. He proudly served 24 years. After his retirement, he was a historian for the Marine Corps.

Jim was a Baptist, and everything he did reflected his Christianity. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

French-University Chapel in Albuquerque, NM, is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to a local no-kill animal shelter.
 

Linda S. Dodd

Linda S. Dodd, 62, of King George County passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.

She was a retired CNA with Westmoreland Rehab Center.

Her survivors include her husband of 22 years, Linwood Dodd Jr.; a son, Steven Welch of Woodstock; her father, Everette B. Swain of Chesterfield; three sisters, Brenda Below of Chesterfield, Patricia Swain of Manassas and Sandra Dee Singleton (Larry) of Myrtle Beach, SC.

A funeral was held on Thursday, July 21, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. David Richards officiating. Burial followed in Round Hill Baptist Church cemetery, King George.

Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.
 

Kathy Maxfield

Kathy Maxfield of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Kathy was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Colonial Beach.

She is survived by her husband, Danny Maxfield of the home; her mother, Clara Johnson of Colonial Beach; four children, Michelle Muse (Pierce), of Colonial Beach, Charles Phillips Jr. (Melissa), of Fredericksburg, Jeffrey Trew of Colonial Beach and Lindsey Maxfield of King George; two sisters, Dianna Greene of Montross and Linda Cooksey of King George; a brother, Johnny Johnson Jr. of Colonial Beach; and four grandchildren, Parrish, Reilly, Kennedy and Shawney. Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Johnson.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 26, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Denise Marth officiating.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA, 22485.

Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.
 

Frances Talley Hughes

Frances Talley Hughes, 90, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, July 21, 2011, following a long illness.

She was one of seven daughters of the late Etta and Frank Talley of Randleman, N.C. She was born in Randleman on April 13, 1921. Educated in the Randleman school system, she went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1943.

She married George Daniel Hughes Sr. in June 1945. Mrs. Hughes taught elementary school for many years. She and her husband, with their son George Jr. and daughter Lynne Ellen, also lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Bogota, Colombia; Newington, Conn.; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Greensboro, before settling in the Fredericksburg area in 1972. While living in Fredericksburg, she worked with the Fredericksburg 4-H Extension Service.

One of her favorite pastimes was playing bridge, and she attained the rank of grand master in the 1980s. She was a member of the Retired Officers Club and an active volunteer with the Mary Washington Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.

Surviving are her son, George Daniel Hughes Jr. (Margene), of King George County; her daughter, Lynne Ellen Buker (Rick), of King William County; three sisters, Dot Williams of Winston-Salem, N.C., Ruth Sherman of Wilson, N.C., and Mary Upton of Clinton, N.C.; four grandchildren, Daniel Hughes (Elizabeth), of Williamsburg, Kyla Johnson Sine (Eric), of Winchester, and Timothy Jack Hughes and Christopher Hughes, both of King George; and one great-grandson, Brock Sine, age 3, of Winchester.

A family and friends visitation will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, and 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Pastor Guy Mattox, Pastor Scott Roberts and Pastor Lytle Buckingham officiating.

Interment will be in Quantico National Cemetery at a later date.

The family requests any gifts and donations be given to the Fredericksburg Christian School Capital Fund, 9400 Thornton Rolling Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408; or to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Doris M. Duncan

Doris M. Duncan, 89, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, July 25, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Doris ran a preschool day care at her home in Manassas. She was a former Sunday school teacher in Manassas and a current member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Allen David Duncan; a daughter, Edith Mae Keller of Colonial Beach; a stepdaughter, Donna Ann Shipe of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two sons, William Thomas Bartlett and Patrick O. Bartlett, both of Manassas; two stepsons, Allen David Duncan Jr. of Frederick, MD, and Clinton Michael Duncan of Big Stone Gap; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, James L. Bartlett, and a daughter, Ellen Compton.

A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George, with the Rev. Randall Snipes officiating.

Interment will follow at 1 p.m. in Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com
 

George Samuel Saunders, Jr.

George Samuel Saunders Jr., 73, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 24, 2011.

He was a member of Nomini Baptist Church, a retired deputy with the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office,  was retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, and a retired U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Saunders; three sons, Donnie Saunders (Kaye), of King George, Ronnie Saunders (Mary) of Warsaw and Todd Saunders (Deborah) of Warsaw; one daughter, Jane Lynn Scott (Timmy) of Warsaw; and nine grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers Albert “Sonny” Saunders (Audrey) of Linwood, PA and Billy Saunders (Elaine) of Montross and Michael G. Saunders (Cheryl) of Montross; sisters Marjorie A. Gamer (Freddie) of Warsaw, Carolyn Newsome (Carrington) of Farnham and Wendy Darcangelo (Al) of Fredericksburg.

He was predeceased by brother Robert Saunders.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Nomini Baptist Church, Montross, VA. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nomini Baptist Church Maintenance Fund, Box 136, Montross, VA, 22520; Westmoreland County Volunteer Fire Dept., Box 222, Montross, VA, 22520; or Montross Rescue Squad, Box 1174, Montross, VA, 22520

Online condolences are at welchfuneralhomeva.com.
 

Edna M. Herbert DeBernard

Edna Margaret Herbert DeBernard, born July 10, 1918 and recently celebrating her 93rd Birthday,  passed away peacefully on July 20 at Palm City, FL.

Edna met the love of her life, Lewis Michael DeBernard, at the young age of 16 while attending high school and working at Vallentines Book Store in Washington, DC. They courted and dated in 1934, and were married in May of 1941.  Both were native Washingtonians.

Edna and Lew went to work for Potomic Electrical Power Co. prior to the War. For many years they resided in Arlington, VA, where they raised a family and ran an Electrical, Heating and A/C contracting business.  They retired to Palm City, FL in 1983 residing at Martin Downs. Their loving relationship has spanned some 77 years.

In May of this year Edna and Lew celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Hutchinson Island.

Edna loved family and friends. She loved to sing and was always active in the Lutheran Church in Arlington, Virginia and Florida. 

They are founding members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palm City, where Edna was laid to rest at a service held on Monday, July 25, 2011.

Edna is survived by her husband Lew, daughter Cynthia Jean DeBernard Santoro (Ronald), of Portland, OR, and son Lewis Michael “Mickey” DeBernard, Jr. (Marjorie), of Pinehurst, NC.

Edna is survived by her grandchildren: Christopher Jordan Simmons, Rebecca Marie DeBernard Martin, Rachel Claire DeBernard Daniel, and Robert Michael DeBernard.  Edna is also survived by her great grandchildren: Hannah Claire Martin, Baden Anthony Martin, and Alexander Jordan Simmons.

Edna is predeceased by brother Edgar Herbert, sister Kathryn “Kay” Libert, sister Ruth Fascnacht, and brother Henry “Bud” Herbert.

The family requests donations be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Palm City’s Youth Group. Donations should be sent to the attention of Pastor Tom Hartley; Immanuel Lutheran Church; 2655 SW Immanuel Drive; Palm City, FL 34990.

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