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Area Deaths - July 13, 2011

Mildred Lucille Lewko

Mildred Lucille Lewko, 80, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Spotsylvania County.
Mildred was born in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 1931. She was a property manager of a high-rise apartment in Northern Virginia and a member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, George Lewko Jr.; three sons, Michael G. Lewko, William R. Lewko and Stephan G. Lewko; a daughter, Brenda S. Cahill; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elinor B. Reid and William Ralph Reid.
A memorial service was held Friday, July 8, at Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, Colonial Beach. Burial was private.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA, 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Pansy Myrtle Lewis Kimble

Pansy Myrtle Lewis Kimble, 91, of Lorton, Woodbridge and King George County, went to her maker on July 2, 2011.
She was born Dec. 22, 1921, in Petersburg, WV. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ella Mae Lewis. She had retired as a practical nurse at DeWitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir. Her husband, Junior T. Kimble, preceded her in death on July 8, 1980. She was also preceded by her loving granddaughter, Lisa Anne Kimble on Dec. 22, 2006.
Her family includes daughters Jean Mae Rose (Robert), Dyerline Noll (Edward), and Sandra Massey (Michael); sons Jack T. Kimble (Robin),  James W. Kimble (Shirley); 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; her brother, Ralph Lewis (Alberta), and sisters Mildred Riggleman and Leona Kimble.
A service was held Thursday, July 7, at Kimble Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Franklin, WV, 26807.  Burial followed in Cherry Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090 or online at alz.org.

Ruby Virginia Lotts Ott

Ruby Virginia Lotts Ott, 93, widow of David J. “D.J.” Ott Jr., died Monday, July 4, 2011, at Greenfield Assisted Living residence in Fredericksburg.
She was born Feb. 23, 1918, in Raphine, a daughter of the late Erskine and Venie Wiseman Lotts.
Prior to retirement, Mrs. Ott was employed by West Virginia University Hospital.
She was a member of Olivet Presbyterian Church in Staunton.
In addition to her husband, who preceded her in death on May 22, 1999, she was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
Family members include a daughter, Betty Trigger (Tom), of Fredericksburg; a daughter, Anna Ott and her companion, Frank Cataldi, of Stafford County; a sister, Iva Myrtle (Marvin),  of Spotswood; a grandson, Jeffrey Trigger of Fredericksburg; a granddaughter, Laura Driskell (Bryan), of King George County; and one great-granddaughter, Madisyn Driskell.
A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Harry Johns, Thursday, July 7, in the Old Providence ARP Church Cemetery in Spotswood.
Condolences may be sent to the family at henryfuneralhome.net.

Lucy Marie DeStaefano

Lucy Marie DeStefano, 96, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died at home in Colonial Beach on Monday, July 4, 2011, with her daughter at her side.
She was born in Long Island City, NY, on May 2, 1915. She married Vincent Joseph DeStefano (deceased July 20, 2007) on June 13, 1943. They were married for 64 years.
Survivors include two children, Anthony “Tony,” (Terri), of Chesapeake Beach, MD, and Florence “Florie,” of Colonial Beach. She had nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Lucy was a talented seamstress and salesperson.
After his service in the Army, Jim and Lucy moved to the Washington, DC, area, settling in College Park, MD. After retirement in 1978, Lucy and Jim moved to Naples FL, and lived there until returning to the Washington area in 2002. They settled into a retirement community in Fredericksburg in October 2005. After Jim died, Lucy lived in Colonial Beach with her daughter.
“Lady Lucy” was with her husband during many events while he was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Michael J. Curley Council, 2809, College Park, MD.
A viewing was held at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, on Thursday, July 7. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Colonial Beach, on Friday, July 8. Burial was private at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD.

Elizabeth Bryant Reed

Elizabeth Bryant Reed, 105, of Warsaw, formerly of Montross, widow of Linwood Warren Reed, passed away July 5, 2011.
She was a homemaker and a member of Providence United Methodist Church.
She is survived by daughters Ruby Reed Campbell and Esther Reed Winebarger of Warsaw; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughter Irma Reed McCarty.
A funeral was held Friday, July 8, at Providence United Methodist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence United Methodist Cemetery Fund, attn: Christine Jones, Box 913, Montross, VA. 22520
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Lehmer W. Henderson

Lehmer W. “Boozie” Henderson, 78, of White Oak died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Henderson was a Stafford County native and a U.S. Navy veteran. He had retired as a carpenter and was a country musician who played with many bands in the area. Mr. Henderson was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Alma B. Henderson; two sons, Timothy Henderson (Katherine),  of Falmouth and Gregory Henderson and partner Brian White of Charleston, SC; grandson T.J. Henderson; several aunts and uncles; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Friday, July 8, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service was held Saturday, July 9, at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. H. Lowell Self officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Drive, Locust Grove, VA, 22508.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Otis L. Newton

Otis L. Newton, 69, of King George County passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Otis graduated with honors from Randolph-Macon College in 1972, was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity and a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.
Otis made a career working for the federal government in various positions, eventually retiring from the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2004.
Otis is survived by his wife of 48 years, Beverley; two sons, Justin Wade Newton (Chelle), of Winchester and Monte Duane Newton (Tracy), of King George; a daughter, Lori Maree Newton of King George; his beloved mother-in-law, Elizabeth M. Rose of King George; a brother, Lee Newton (Mildred), of Stafford County; three sisters, Irene Newton and Linda Vickers, both of Spotsylvania County, and Carolyn Powell of Raleigh, NC; and eight grandchildren, Randy, Ben, Jamie, Joey, Brett, Makenna, Karsyn and Elise. He also leaves his beloved pets.
Otis was preceded in death by his parents, Ludwell and Margaret Newton; sister Parthenia; and his niece, Leahcim.
The family received friends Tuesday, July 12, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg. A graveside service  was Wednesday, July 13, in Zoan Baptist Church cemetery, 5888 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Tim Dobson and the Rev. Brenda Bourne officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations in Otis’ name to the King George County Department of Emergency Services, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Va. 22485.
Online condolences may be sent to Otis’ family at foundandsons.com.

James E. Carter

James E. Carter, 74, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Bowling Green, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at home.
James was a retired VDOT employee.
He is survived by a cousin, Jerome Carter of Maryland; and his close friend, Brenda Robinson of Washington, D.C.
A gathering of friends will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 16, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

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