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Area Deaths - July 20, 2011

Doris M. Stout

Doris M. “Dot” Stout, 87, of King George County passed away July 10, 2011, at Emeritus at Wilburn Gardens in Fredericksburg.
Doris was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on June 2, 1924. She met her husband, Dira S. Stout Jr., while he was stationed with the U.S. Navy in Newfoundland during World War II. They were married for more than 65 years.

In addition to her husband, Dira, Doris is survived by her daughters, Jeanette S. Murray of Charlotte, NC, and Yvonne S. Hall (Ronnie) of King George; a grandson, Jason Hall (Linda); and two great-granddaughters, Kelsie and Kayleigh Hall of Moyock, NC. Dot is also survived by two special family members: her niece, Lorraine Johnson, and nephew, Basil Butt (Audrey), of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland.

Doris was preceded in death by a son, Donald G. Stout; her parents, William and Annie Tobin; and all five of her siblings.
She was a devoted member of Dahlgren United Methodist Church. Her life’s mission was to make friends and to help everyone. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy.
The family would like to express a special thanks to all the memory-care employees at Wilburn Gardens who truly loved Doris, and gave her such outstanding care for three years. They were her loving family.
A funeral was held on Thursday, July 14, at Dahlgren United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ed Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106--1F, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George is handling the arrangements.

Mary Patricia Ahearn

Mary Patricia “Patty” Ahearn died July 9, 2011, at her home in Colonial Beach.
Patty was born in Arlington, Oct. 30, 1950. She grew up in Northern Virginia and attended Wakefield High School. Patty moved to Colonial Beach in 1987 with her mother and worked for the federal government at Dahlgren until she retired due to health problems. She was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and Eagles and Moose clubs.
Patty was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She lived her life according to the standards set by her mother and strived to show kindness, compassion and love to everyone around her. She lived fully, courageously and honestly, and the Beach is a sadder place without her.
Patty is survived by her brothers Freddy Ahearn of Fredericksburg and Timothy Ahearn of Shelton, WA; and her sister, PJ Drury of Huntington, TN. She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces, including Billy Ahearn and Tammi Gibbons; and great-nieces Ashley and Jennifer Ahearn and Kayla Gibbons, and great-nephew John Gibbons. She leaves behind many friends including Pat Wells and Lorraine Rich. She also leaves behind her beloved pet, Angel.
Patty was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Kingree; father Thomas John Ahearn; and brother Thomas Ahearn.
A memorial service was held at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, in Colonial Beach, on Tuesday, July 19.
Donations may be sent to Wendy’s Feline Friends, 1228 Holly Vista Drive, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Maj. James R. Cannon, 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, Ret.) 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 United States Marines and served in Vietnam. He proudly served 24 years. Jim loved to spend time on the computer emailing, working out at the gym, eating, and walking with his wife. He was a Baptist, and everything he did reflected his Christianity. Jim 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.

Hilbert A. Newton

Hilbert A. Newton, 88, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Newton was born in King George County in 1922 to the late Joseph and Lena Newton. After Pearl Harbor he joined the U.S. Navy for six years. After his discharge in 1948, he was employed at NSWC, Dahlgren Division until he retired in 1977.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Iris H. Newton; his children, Vena Sale of Ferry Farm, Tyler Newton of Stafford and Conley Newton, of Tullahoma, TN, his sister, Esther Stevens; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, E.P. Newton.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be sent to Riverside First Church of God, 3641 Fall Hill Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401; or to White Oak Rescue Squad, 535 White Oak Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22405.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

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