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Area Deaths - January 12, 2011

Wrenn B. Gutridge

Wrenn B. Gutridge, 48, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Wrenn was a lifetime resident of Colonial Beach, was a member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church and the Eagles of Colonial Beach.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary Gutridge Woodhouse of Chesterfield and Nancy Gutridge Shope of Dendron; and two brothers, John N. Gutridge of MD, and Charles M. Gutridge of Colonial Beach. Wrenn is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral was held Thursday, Jan. 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Interment followed at Popes Creek Baptist Cemetery in Baynesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Beach Eagles Cancer Benefit Fund, 517 Colonial Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Alice Eaton Gresham

Alice Eaton Gresham of Tappahannock departed this life Jan. 2, 2011, in a Richmond hospital.
She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Eaton Ware (Joe); one son, John W. Eaton; and a devoted aunt, Laura Jane Tildon, all of Tappahannock.
A visitation was held Friday, Jan. 7, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock. A funeral was  held  Saturday, Jan. 8, at St. John Baptist Church, DeSha Road, Tappahannock, with the Rev. Linwood Jones officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Service of comfort entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

Dr. Michael A. Vitez

Dr. Michael A.Vitez, 46, Gordonsville, Va., formerly of Richland Township, died unexpectedly at home on Dec. 5, 2010.  
Born June 26, 1964, in Windber, son of Julia Vitez.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents and mother and is survived by special aunt, Edith Vitez; cousin/brother, John, (Michelle), and their children, Carter, who is Michael’s godson, Kristyn and Cameron; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Dr. Vitez taught math at KG Middle School.
Michael was a 1982 graduate of Richland High School and a graduate of UPJ. He earned his Ph.D. in education from UVA.  He was a teacher at George Washington Middle School, Alexandria, Va., and coached the TC Williams tennis team.  Mike was a very avid Steelers fan and enjoyed taking trips to New York City.  
He was a former member of former St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Windber.
A vigil for the deceased was held at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Windber, with the Very Rev. Leonard E. Voytek, VF, pastor.  Committal was in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.
There will be a Vigil Memorial at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria on Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.

Jesse B. Owens

Jesse B. Owens, 72, of King George county, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011 at his home.
Born in Magnolia, MS, he served his country for over 20 years in the armed forces.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He will be deeply missed.
Jesse leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Agnes M. Owens; his son, John (Glenda); grandsons, Justin, Jesse and Brandon Owens, all of King George; a daughter, Yvonne Shockey of TX and grandchildren Theresa and Christopher Shockey, both of  TX.
He was precede in death by a son, Jerry D. Owens and a sister, Bobbie Bennett.
Interment of Cremains will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Quantico National Cemetery.
Online guest book may be signed at nasandslawfh.com.

Helen Macauley Buckley

Born in South Boston, Massachusetts, Helen passed away surrounded by the love of her family on January 7, 2011.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years Timothy Charles Buckley.  Helen was the cherished mother of Charlene Michel of CO, Kerrie Kennett (Rick) of NH, Kymberly Peters (Martin) of MD, Kelly Castro (John) of TX, and the late Michael Buckley and Pati Colbroth.
She was the devoted grandmother of Aimar, Kendra, Shannon, Sean, Nicole, Annie, Elizabeth, Jake, and Maegan.
Helen leaves her sisters Mae Stroh, Gladys Catlin, and the late Alice Kelly of MA.  She also leaves many nieces, nephews, and friends.  
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com .
Memorial donations may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Vets, 17 Court St, Boston, MA 02108.

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