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Wilbur Presley Allen
Wilbur Presley Allen of King George County, the son of the late Wilbur Lynn and Sarah Lorraine Allen, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at 71 years young.
He had retired from the William P. Lipscomb Co. in Alexandria. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Masonic Lodge 228 in Wheaton, Md. and American Legion Post 268 in Silver Spring, Md. Presley was an avid boater and fisherman.
Dad leaves behind four children, Robert Presley Allen, Jeannine Lorraine Allen, Thomas Lynn Allen(Corinne), and Lisa Suzanne Blevins (Gary); and four grandchildren, Michelle, Gary Lee, Amanda and Thomas. Dad also leaves behind a wonderful girlfriend of more than 30 years, Bernice Seek; her three children, Rhonda Turner(John), Stanley Robey(Deanne), and Monty Seek (Lynette); and her six grandchildren, Ashley, Justin, Corey, Whitney, Wesley and Amanda.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 22, at Potomac Baptist Church in King George, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Potomac Baptist Church, Box 701, King George, VA, 22485, or to The American Cancer Society, Attn: Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA, 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.
Kathleen Tate Hughes
Kathleen Tate Hughes, 86, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.
She was a member of Grant United Methodist Church, a retired secretary for Green Thumb and the widow of James Albert Hughes.
She is survived by two sons, James Daniel Hughes of Montross and Kenneth Lee Hughes of Emporia; two daughters, Dianne Lynn Hughes and Vickie Hughes Sandy (Christopher E.), all of Montross; four grandchildren, J. Renne Seager(Kenneth Wesley), Jessie R. Vaughn(Mark Edward), James William Hughes and Crystal Blair Sandy; and four great-grandchildren, Travis Wesley Seager, Savannah Brooke Seager, Austin Carver Vaughn and Macie Taylor Vaughn. She also leaves her loving cat, Abigail.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Grant United Methodist Church, Lerty, with interment in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mattaponi Indian Baptist Youth Group, 1409 Mattaponi Reservation Circle, West Point, VA, 23181.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.
Emma Elizabeth Tyson
Emma Elizabeth Tyson, 98, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Hughes Home.
Mrs. Tyson was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Lee Tyson. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and had worked at Virginia Shoe Factory for many years.
Survivors include her daughters, Louise Johnson(Paul), of King George and June Brooks(Tommy), of Tampa, FL; her five grandchildren, Brenda Butler(Louis),of Stafford County, BoBo Abel(Susie), Spotsylvania County, Gerald Abel of Spotsylvania, Dennis Abel of Caroline County and Diane Jones(Michael), of Tampa; 10 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
A service was held Friday, Jan. 21, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Dobson officiating, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Three generations of grandsons served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Lewis Ashton Newton
Lewis Ashton Newton, 75, of Stafford County passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Stafford Hospital Center.
He was born in King George County and raised in King George, Stafford and Mount Holly, NJ. He graduated from the University of Virginia and retired as a Fairfax County teacher after 30 years.
Lewis is survived by his sister, Louise Bessler of NJ; his longtime friend, Eleanor Scott of Stafford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, M. Maude Jones and Strother S. Newton of King George and his best friend and companion of 48 years, Alan R. Stineman.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Aquia Episcopal Church cemetery, with Father Jay Morris officiating.
His family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Aquia Episcopal Church, Box 275, Stafford, Va. 22555.
Online condolences may be expressed to Lewis’ family at foundandsons.com.
John E. “JR” Tyler, Jr
The region lost a local son, beloved husband and talented land use attorney on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, when John E. “JR” Tyler Jr. died in his home in King George County of a heart attack. He was 41 years old.
JR, a graduate of the College of William & Mary and T.C. Williams School of Law, grew up in Fauquier County, where he attended Fauquier High School. Upon his graduation from law school in 1994, JR began providing legal services to the town of Colonial Beach, where he served as town attorney from 1996 through 2002. In 2003, JR joined the land use law firm of Leming and Healy, where he specialized in legal research and prepared numerous briefs in support of local and appellate cases.
JR was an avid student of the law, and believed that our legal system is designed to provide a forum for fair- minded resolution of disputes in a civilized society. He also was a fierce advocate on behalf of the clients of the firm.
While serving as town attorney, JR met and married the love of his life, Valerie Stepp, who also practiced law in the area. The couple married Sept. 9, 2000, and resided in King George with their family of beloved pets that included three dogs, Amy, Belle and Cinder, and four cats, Kittytawn, Bat, Milo and Andy. JR also was a lover of trains, both model and real, and was a Disney aficionado, with Disney World being a yearly destination for JR and Valerie.
JR is survived by his wife of 10 years, Valerie; his grandparents Harry E. Taylor and Beatrice Taylor of King George; and his brother, Erik Tyler of Gloucester.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at The Presbyterian Church in Fredericksburg to commemorate JR’s life, with a family greeting period immediately preceding the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Stafford County SPCA.
JR will be sorely missed by his family, friends, pets and colleagues.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh .com.
Deacon David Bushrod
Deacon David Bushrod departed this life on Friday, January 21, 2011 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA after a brief illness. He was born August 31, 1926 in Westmoreland County, VA to the late Abraham and Blanche Washington Bushrod. His formal education was received in the Westmoreland County Public Schools.
David was united in Holy Matrimony to Opal Lucile Ball on September 30, 1950. From this union were born three sons.
Deacon Bushrod accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Macedonia Baptist Church in Colonial Beach, VA where he remained active until the end.
During his life, he had served as a member of the Trustee Ministry, past chairman of the Deacon Ministry, past chairman of the Cemetery Ministry, past member of the Senior Choir and Men’s Chorus and a member of the Pulpit Search Committee.
He was also a member of the King George Branch NAACP, American Legion Post #329, Charter Member of Masonic Lodge #314, Charter Member of Guiding Star #216 Order of Easter Star all of King George, Virginia. He was also a current Board member of the King George Chamber of Commerce, member of the Dahlgren Lions Club, King George County Democratic Committee and an advocate worker during State and Local elections. He also volunteered his service with the Mary Washington Hospital Auxiliary.
Deacon Bushrod served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 during World War II. He retired from the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Dahlgren, VA after 37 years of service.
He began a refuse hauling and moving business in 1960. Deacon Bushrod was one of the original attendants at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, when the doors first opened in 1998.
He was a man that loved life, liked to travel and spend time with his family.
David was predeceased by three brothers, Wilbur, Thomas and Abraham, Jr. and one sister, Daisy Hickman.
David leaves to cherish his many memories his loving and devoted wife of 60 years Opal; three sons Wayne (Sheryl) of King George, VA, David Keith of Bristow, VA, Gregory (Adrienne) of Sacramento, CA; three grandchildren: Jasmine Bushrod, Christian Bushrod, Taylor Bushrod; two brothers Arthur and James; six sister in laws Hazel Bushrod, Idabel Bushrod, Isabell Bushrod, Jessie Brown, Hazel Pierce, Regina El; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, 1081 Macedonia Lane, Colonial Beach, VA 22443 or to the National Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Kathryn Lee Coe-Coombs
Kathryn Lee Coe-Coombs, 57, of King George, VA formerly of Alexandria, VA, died Sunday, January 16 following her battle with cancer.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her mother Joanne Coe.
She is survived by her aunt Judith Johnson and cousins Kevin Johnson and Kindra Lee Johnson-Vincent as well as a host of 2nd cousins. Kathryn also leaves behind a vast network of friends whom loved her dearly and she loved back.
A historical reenactor, her primary focus as a re-creations producer / production manager and costume historian / designer was on the mid 18th through mid 20th century.
A funeral mass with communion for family and close friends will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1132 North Ivanhoe St., Arlington, VA 22205 on Fri. January 28 at 1:30 p.m. Private interment to follow at Columbia Gardens.
A memorial service at Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own Restaurant & Pub of Old Town, 111 N. Pitt St. Alexandria, VA will be held Fri., January 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) 1156 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005 or the Fredericksburg Christian Health Center (FCHC)1129 Heatherstone Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407-4828 or the YR Alumni Network, 1101 30th Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20007 to fund a scholarship in Kathryn’s name.
An Open House Memorial Celebration will be held on Sat. Jan. 29. beginning at 3 p.m. at Cleydael Farm, 7144 Peppermill Rd., King George. All are invited. “Cleydael”, an antebellum National Register farmhouse on the John Wilkes Booth escape route bus tour is owned by Kathryn. The house is furnished ca. 1865 and occasionally used as a film location and home to the Heritage House props inventory.
It will be a potluck/byob event. Come as you are, but period attire is encouraged for her reenactor friends.