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Area Deaths - March 2, 2011

Virgil A. Folden, Jr.

Virgil A. Folden Jr. passed away at his home on Feb. 22, 2011, after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 86 years old.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances; his children, Nancy Kelly (Frank), Val Folden and Leigh Kimball; and three grandchildren, Wiley and Benjamin Kimball and Kate Kelly.
Mr. Folden worked as an aeronautical engineer at Dahlgren Naval Weapons Laboratory, earning a patent for his development of an undersea pressure-sensitive actuator. A Bronze Star recipient veteran of World War II, he continued to serve his country in the Army Reserves, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
A celebration of his life was held at Trinity Episcopal Church on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m.
The family requests that donations be made in Mr. Folden’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675-8517; to the American Red Cross, Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA, 50340-2018; or to Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA, 02780.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Frances Brockenbrough Arnest

Frances Brockenbrough Arnest, 92, born Jan. 19, 1919, at Locust Farm near Kinsale, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at The Orchard in Warsaw.
Frances was the eldest of the five children of Harry Lee Arnest and Fanny Tyler Griffith Arnest.
Although she lived in Arlington for most of her life, growing up, going to school, and then living there while she worked in Washington, D.C., she had deep roots in Westmoreland County. She spent many vacations and parts of each summer on family visits to Poplar Hill in Hague.
She was devoted to her entire family and had a special affection for her three brothers, of whom she was immensely proud.
Frances was a quintessential career girl. She started working for Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. when she was 18 and remained there for more than 30 years. She was the secretary to the vice president at the time of her retirement. She enjoyed being independent and self-sufficient. She was smart, funny and stylish.
Frances retired to Mount Holly, building herself a house on “the hill,” as she liked to call it, a beautiful spot on the Nomini River where her parents had a weekend cottage. She will long be remembered for her warm hospitality and sparkling personality. She always had a ready supply of good food and amusing stories.
From Mount Holly, Frances moved to Chancellor’s Village in Fredericksburg, and then moved to The Orchard in Warsaw.
Frances was predeceased by her brothers Harry Lee Arnest Jr. and Carter Douglas Arnest; and her sister, Emily Faith Williams. She is survived by her brother Phillip Griffith Arnest; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Frances was blessed with special friends, among them Erica Kasten, Ellen Thomas, Kim Harvey and Jerry Evans. The family extends their thanks to the staff and caregivers at The Orchard for their many kindnesses during her stay there.
There was a graveside service Saturday, Feb. 26, at Yeocomico Church in Tucker Hill. The family received friends at the home of Mrs. Harry Lee Arnest Jr., in Kinsale, the night before.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Erika Anna Vastag

Erika Anna Vastag, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, with her husband by her side. Her death was sudden and unexpected.
Erika was born on July 25, 1941, in Czechoslovakia to the late Leo and Anna Titz. She was one of eight children and grew up in Bavaria, Germany. Erika met her husband there in 1961 and moved to the United States in 1971. Her family was the focus of her life. She also loved hunting for treasures and working outdoors.
Erika is survived by her husband, Bela J. Vastag; four children, sons Bela, Eric and Ralf, and daughter Eva; and four grandchildren.
A private memorial service was held in King George.
Erika Vastag, lovingly known as “The Mutt” by those close to her, will be dearly missed.

Will Kay Green, Jr.

Will Kay Green Jr., 69, of King George departed this life Feb. 23, 2011, in a Fredericksburg hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Irmentrud Green; two daughters, Marion Green of Hustle and Lisa Roye of Tappahannock; one son, Will Davis Green of Hustle; a sister, Marion Lomax of Arlington; a brother, Louis Green of Hustle; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A visitation was held Friday, Feb. 25, from at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock.
A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 26, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Supply, with the Rev. Irving Woolfork officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
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Nina Hummel Kelly

Nina Hummel Kelly passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.
She was born Sep. 5, 1919, to Patra and Frederick Hummel in Bell Buckle, Tenn. Nina was the youngest of four daughters. Her sisters, Helene, Mildred and Argie, predeceased her.
On Dec. 20, 1941, she married Ralph White Kelly, whom she had met while his Army unit was performing military maneuvers on her parents’ farm. Ralph served in the Army for more than 30 years, and Nina was a wonderful military wife.
She moved at least 34 times, sewed nearly all the clothes for her three daughters and herself, and served gourmet meals to family and friends. She worked hard and was good at everything she did from listening to sewing, cooking, gardening and cultivating roses.
Ralph and Nina retired from their military life in 1966 and moved to Winston-Salem, N.C.
Ralph passed away in June 1988 after a four year struggle with cancer, through which Nina nursed him. She continued to live independently in Winston-Salem until moving to independent living in Chancellor’s Senior Village in Fredericksburg in the fall of 2007.
Nina is survived by her three daughters and their husbands: Dinah Redding (John) of Potomac, MD, Nancy Staton (Robin), of Dahlgren and Kathy Hays(Chris), of Arlington, TX.
She is also survived by her five grandchildren and their spouses, Kenneth Redding (Karen), of Houston, Texas, Jennifer Redding Estes (Frank), of Fairfax, Brian Staton (Andrea), of Denver, Malinda Staton Urfalioglu (Cem), of Denver and Conner Hays of College Station, Texas. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, James Redding, Jonathan Redding and Ayla Urfalioglu, plus one great-grandchild on the way. There are also numerous nephews and nieces.
Following a visitation at the funeral home, a graveside service was held in the Yadkinville Cemetery by Rev. Linda Kelly.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Gentry Family Funeral Services in Yadkinville, NC.

Molly Kate Nogrady

Molly Kate Nogrady, 20, a child of God of Fairview Beach in King George, was called home to be with her Father in Heaven on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at 5:01 a.m due to a vehicle accident. She died at the scene.
Molly was born at home in Riverside, Calif. Her family moved to Washington State when she was only 8 months old, then spent 11 years in Nebraska before moving to King George just four short years ago.
Molly had always been a beacon of light to all who knew her. She had a natural curiosity and a passion for life. Her need to be challenged kept her living perpetually on the edge. If Molly wasn’t standing on the edge, she saw no challenge. She was driven to save the world no matter the cost to her. Her strong belief in God saved a lot of souls in her very short time on our earth. Molly was in her first semester of college and was scheduled to receive four awards, which her mother will accept on her behalf.
Molly had always been a shining star and touched many lives wherever she was. She had a heart that was full of pain and loaded with love, a combination she tried and tried to reconcile. The demons she fought day after day were finally banished as she was lifted to Heaven. There will be no more darkness for Molly--only light! She will be missed every day by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her mother, Debra L. Nogrady-Perrell; father Thomas A. Perrell; two sisters, Sarah Elizabeth Chestnutt (Jason), and Betsy Jane Lake (Andrew), Andrew, and their two daughters, Malia and Amelia. She is also survived by her grandmother, Ruthie Bailey; her grandfather, Larry Stanley; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and second cousins. She made many friends from the West Coast to the East and everywhere in between.
A memorial in her honor Saturday, Feb. 26, at her home at 6140 6th St. in Fairview Beach, King George.
Online condolences may be expressed to Molly’s family at foundandsons.com.

Eileen Harrison Fromhart

Eileen Harrison Fromhart, 95, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.
She was the beloved wife of the late Wilbur “Pete” Fromhart; the loving mother of Patricia Johnson (Ed) and John Yeske (Ruth Brown); the cherished grandmother of Abbey Farmer, Matthew Johnson and Adam Johnson; and the great-grandmother of Lindsey Johnson and Brayden Farmer.
Born and raised in Lottsburg, she lived in Baltimore, and retired in Colonial Beach. She was active in the Women of the Moose, Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Ladies Auxiliary of BPO Elks and Colonial Beach United Methodist Church.
The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 27, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 28, at the funeral home, with burial in Historyland Memorial Park in King George.
Donations may be made to Westmoreland Rehab and Healthcare Resident Aid Fund, 2400 McKinney Blvd., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Rosa Ann Roy

Rosa Ann Roy, 89, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.
A funeral was held Tuesday, March 1, at Grant’s Hill Baptist Church. following a viewing Monday, Feb. 28, at Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home Chapel in Montross.

Gilbert N. Smith

Gilbert N. Smith, 81, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Smith; his sons, Bernard Newton and Richard Newton; his daughters, Theresa Newton, Joy Quann and Penny Wilkinson; nine grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Alma Faye Glade Bishop

Alma Faye Glade Bishop, 93, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at home in Fairfax surrounded by family.
She and her husband, Col. James F. “Pat” Bishop, resided in King George County for many years.
Alma was a graduate of the Univ.of Nebraska. She was always active in community and church activities, continuing into the last year of her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a grandson, Richard Alan Frazer; and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Schichtel.
She is survived by her daughter Pat Frazer (Richard) of King George; her son Glade Bishop of Windsor, CO; her daughter Janet Cacek (Terry), of Greeley, CO; and her son James Bishop (Judi), of Highlands Ranch, CO. Alma was also the proud grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of eight.
There will be a viewing at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in King George on Wednesday, March 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in King George on Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m., with burial to follow in the church cemetery. A luncheon reception will follow the service.
There will also be a memorial service at The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or to the Haiti Micah Project, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA, 22304 (haiti-micah.org).
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Julian C. Eckard

Julian C. “J.C. Eckard, 95, of King George County passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at Mary Washington Hospital.
J.C. retired in 1965 after many years of service a a Virginia state trooper.  He was a member of Two Rivers Baptist Church, a former member of Dahlgren Lions Club, a gardener, hunter and church deacon.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marguerite Eckard; three daughters, Sandra Cifelli (Fred), of The Villages, FL, Ressa Mason (Roy), of King George and Lyn Staples (William) of King George; three grand children, Kim Wasosky, Whitney Staples and Justin Mason; and two great grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wed., March 2 , at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Peyton Wiltshire officiating.
Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park in King George.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 1.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Two Rivers Baptist Church, Box 1325, King George, VA 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

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