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Area Deaths - June 22, 2011

Kenneth Mason Scruggs

Kenneth Mason Scruggs, 69, of Fredericksburg died Friday, June 10, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Scruggs was the son of the late Edward Scruggs and Ruth Thomas Hockaday. He was a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He served in the U.S. Air Force for five years and was a former county administrator for King George County. Mr. Scruggs had most recently worked as an accountant and a Realtor. He was a member of Elks Lodge 875.
Survivors include his stepmother, Mary Ellen Scruggs of Fredericksburg; eight half brothers and half sisters, Virginia Synan of Fredericksburg, Shirley Villareal of Fredericksburg, Edward M. Scruggs III of California, Connie Lambert of Bowling Green, Ernie Scruggs Sr. of Fredericksburg, Earl W. Scruggs of Fredericksburg, James Scruggs of Stafford County and Teresa Orrock of Caroline County; two stepsons, Joshua and John Michael Nixon of Lynchburg; a stepbrother, Donnie Hockaday of Fredericksburg; numerous nieces, nephews and aunts; and many friends.
A funeral was held Thursday, June 16, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Richard J. Finck and the Rev. Terrance Naumann officiating. Interment followed in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Everett Preston Lewis

Everett Preston Lewis, 76, of Waldorf, Md., formerly of Dahlgren, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Civista Medical Center in LaPlata, Md.
He is survived by two daughters, Katrina Jackson of Camp Springs, MD, and Jessie Gurley of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Dorothy Exum of Capitol Heights, MD, Savannah Halliburton of Dahlgren and Roberta Holmes of Quantico; four brothers, Chester Lewis of Dahlgren, Phillip and Raymond Lewis Jr., both of King George, and Charles Lewis of Germany; and two grandchildren.
A funeral was held Monday, June 20, at Little Ark Baptist Church, Owens, VA.  
Interment will follow in Heritage Cemetery, Waldorf, MD.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

James Anderson Cook

James Anderson Cook, 68, of King George County died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at his home.
Mr. Cook worked as a land surveyor for Larry Scartz before retiring in 1995. He was active with EPWSC in Woodbridge and the Woodbridge Little League.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Ann Cook; two sons, Jimmy Cook (Patty), Spotsylvania County and Michael Cook (Sonda), of King George; two daughters, Cathy Carman (Bill), of Manassas and Cindy Iddings (Bill), of Elkins, WV; two brothers, George Cook of Lewes, DE, and Lewis Cook of Alexandria; a sister, Anna Mae Weller of Alexandria; and six grandchildren, Chris Carman, Amber Cook, Devon Cook, Chaynce Cook, Tiffany Chapman and Brandon Grooms.
A service was held Monday, June 20, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.  Burial will followed in Mount Comfort Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Drive, Locust Grove, VA, 22508.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Tongjai Bell

Tongjai Bell, 39, of King George County passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was born in Bangkok, Thailand, the daughter of Kimwa and Chokchai Thongtaewboon.
Tong was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Wilson Andrew Bell, and their four children, Lisa Rawinnipha Bell, Amitra Eleanor Bell, Rakseena Rose Bell and Ronakit Andrew Bell, as well as her close friends Lek, Mem and Tuk, and many others who were touched by her love and generosity.
A service was held Tuesday, June 21, at The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Virginia S. Wilkins

Virginia S. Wilkins, 88, of Colonial Beach died Friday, June 17, 2011.
Virginia was born in Chicago on June 16, 1923, and was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Luther E. Wilkins, in 1998.
Mrs. Wilkins retired from the Westmoreland County school district, where she worked as a school nurse from 1972 to 1991. Prior to that, she worked as a public health nurse in King George County for four years.
She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Nursing, Class of 1947, as a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. She met her husband while serving a six-month tour of duty as a student nurse at McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond.
She was a life member of the Thomas Jefferson Society of the Alumni Association of the University of Virginia, an honorary life member of the Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers and a member of several professional organizations.
She was an active member of Round Hill Baptist Church, where she served for many years as Sunday school secretary and vacation Bible school secretary. She was also a lifelong member of the church choir.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharon W. Cockrell (Ashby),  of Longwood, FL; a son, Richard E. Wilkins (Andrea), of Colonial Beach; five grandchildren, Sarah and A.J. Cockrell of Longwood, FL, Wynter W. White (Joe) and Brittany E. Wilkins of Stephens City and Joe Slater of Colonial Beach.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Round Hill Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Ted James and the Rev. Lester Curtis Jr. officiating. The committal of ashes will immediately follow in the church cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to the Round Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 16519 Round Hill Road, Box 467, King George, VA, 22485, or to a charity of choice.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com

Charlotte Clare Snyder

Charlotte Clare Snyder, 51, of Ellicott City, Md., passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 17, 2011, at home from complications of hypertension.
She was born in King George County, to the late Robert Logan and Wilma Lindsey Clare. Charlotte is survived by her loving husband, Michael Snyder; sons Matthew and Nicholas; daughter Natalie; sister Alice C. Biddle (Rob) of Charlotte, NC; and brother Charles L. Clare (Susan) of Mechanicsville.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home of Ellicott City.  Online at: harrywitzkefuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.

George Clifton Hubbard

George Clifton Hubbard, 55, of Colonial Beach died June 15, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include his children, Christopher Hubbard of Ewa, Hawaii, Matthew Hubbard and Michael Hubbard, both of Jupiter, Fla., and Patricia Hubbard of Lyles, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Sky Nicole and Jeremy Dewayne; father Douglas B. Hubbard Sr. of Colonial Beach; brother Douglas B. Hubbard Jr. of King George; sisters M. Susan Shipp of Winchester, Mary Ann Chaffin of Springfield and Cathy Rodriguez of Berwyn Heights, Md.; and stepbrothers Stacy B. Hubbard of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tracy S. Hubbard of Fredericksburg. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Steele Hubbard; and his twin sister, Linda Hubbard.
A private burial will be held in Beallsville, MD, on Wednesday, June 22.

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