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Area Deaths - December 1, 2010

James Gordon Lumpkin

James Gordon Lumpkin Sr., 78, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Lumpkin was born on Aug. 20, 1932, in Virginia to James and Isabelle Shelton Lumpkin.
At retirement, Mr. Lumpkin was serving as an animal control officer for King George County. During his life he had worked as a commercial fisherman as well as an employee of White and Weeks Furniture.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Survivors include his loving wife, Anne Lumpkin, as well as a son, James Lumpkin Jr., and his wife, Dora, of King George.
A service of remembrance was conducted Friday, Nov. 26, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Dorothy S. Seay

Dorothy S. Seay, 88, of Spotsylvania County died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Seay was a member of Goshen Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Burton, and her second husband, Charlie Seay; a son, Victor Burton; her parents, Ashby and Bertha Sisk; sisters Edna Tanner and Ruby Payne; and a brother, Melvin Sisk.
Survivors include her son, Ralph Wayne Burton, and his wife, Ethel, of King George County; two stepchildren, Chuck Seay and Linda Homan; four grandchildren, Tonia Burton-Bouchard, Christa Burton-Hammond, Brad Burton and Sherry Barish; two great-grandchildren, Austin Burton and Kayla Barish; a sister, Louise Whitlock; a brother, Floyd Sisk; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 27, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. James Eure officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to Goshen Baptist Church, 9800 Gordon Road, Spotsylvania, Va. 22553; or to Spotsylvania Rescue Squad, Box 101, Spotsylvania, Va. 22553; or to Hospice of the Rapidan, Box 1715, Culpeper, Va. 22701.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Steve Young

Steve Young, 63, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at his home.
Steve was a retired auto- body technician in Fredericksburg and taught at Colonial Beach High School Vocational Technology Department. He also was an assistant coach of Colonial Beach High School’s football team, a cofounder of Colonial Rod Club and a member of the Colonial Beach Education Foundation.
Steve is survived by his wife, Linda H. Young, of the home; a son, Billy Pemberton, of Charlottesville; a sister, Cindy Pettit of Colonial Beach; two brothers, Al Young of Colonial Beach and Bob Young of St. Leonard, Md.; his adopted son, Rocky Foster, of Charles County, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held  Thursday, Dec. 2, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wendy’s Feline Friends, 1228 Holly Vista Drive, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

B. Calvin Burns, Jr.

B. Calvin Burns Jr., 82, passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. He had been a resident of King George County since 1960.
Cal was born in Nashville, Tenn., on Aug. 2, 1928. He was well known for his sharp wit and humor. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
Cal was an engineer, land surveyor, planner and developer with offices in Arlington, Vienna, Prince William County, Fredericksburg and King George.
He was the surveyor and planner of Dale City and Lake of the Woods, inventing the “Vacuum Sewer,” and for many years he was the oldest living registered land surveyor in the state of Virginia.
He is survived by his wife, Carole; son Christopher; brothers Joseph and Edward Burns of TN; and nieces and nephews as well as grand-nieces and -nephews in Northern Virginia and Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bland C. Burns and Edyth Martin Burns.
He was buried at his home place in King George County.
Arrangements were handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485, or to a charity of choice.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Lucille Trigger Pearson

Lucille Trigger Pearson, 78, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at her home.
Born in Rollins Fork, Va., on Jan. 25, 1932, she began her career working for the FBI. With her husband, she was an owner of Pearson’s Oil Company and Pearson Car Wash in Colonial Beach.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary (past president), and the Chamber of Commerce. She was one of the first hostesses at the arts and crafts shows, and a charter member of the Colonial Beach Eagles and Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George Francis Pearson Jr.; two sons, Michael W. Pearson (Susan), and Douglas L. Pearson; four grandchildren, Cory, Courtney, Mack and Ryder; five great-grandchildren; twin brother Cornelius Trigger (Joanne); brother Aubrey Trigger(Carolyn); and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, McKenzie and Eleanor Pitts Trigger; a son William Craig and a daughter Patricia Ann.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Interment will follow at Historyland Memorial Park, King George with a reception to follow at Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Dept.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, or Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Dept., Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Carol Jean Harrison

Carol Jean Harrison, 69, of Colonial Beach, passed away, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Carol was a very active member of The Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and American Legion in Colonial Beach.
She is survived by two sons: John and Donald Harrison; a foster daughter, Beth Gricas; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael Allan Newlon and a special friend, Harlin Hove.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., December 11, 2010 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with a reception following at the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison Street, Colonial Beach VA, 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Elizabeth Carpenter Hemsley

Mrs. Elizabeth Carpenter Hemsley shared this life with us for 86 years.  
She was born in Washington, DC on February 3, 1924 to Frank and Melissa Carpenter.  She was the wife of George T. Hemsley and was part owner of their business, The Falls Church Orchard, where for over twenty years they produced the finest peaches in the area, well-known by dignitaries, including congressmen, first ladies and pro ball players.
For many years she was an election official.  And, was a member of the D.A.R.
She peacefully went home to be with the Lord on November, 20, 2010, surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her daughters: Joanne Billig and Beth Markwith; son-in-law, Steve Billig, grandchildren, Philip Markwith (Tina), Noel Blakeney (Bruce), Melissa Norstrom (Kurt) and Judy Billig; great-grandchildren, Beau Blakeney, Skylar Markwith, and Colt Nordstrom.  
She was a founding member of New Life Ministries Church in Colonial Beach.  She was a loving lady of God who prayed her children and grandchildren into the Kingdom. She was a voracious prayer warrior and as such was at the top of the list when people needed someone to pray for them. She was a blessing to her church family and had a special heart for the children and teenagers.
She wore many hats and blessed all who called her mom, Libbie, mumsy, ma, grandma Libbie, Ms. Libbie, and Mrs. Hemsley. What a lady!
Her funeral service was held Tuesday, November 23, 2010.
In honor of her memory, her family requests that donations be sent to the church she loved dearly where she served her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. New Life Ministries, PO Box 494, Colonial, VA 22443.

Foley White Harris

Foley White Harris, age 99, of Christiansburg, VA, and previously residing in  Alexandria, VA, and Washington, DC, died Sunday, November 14, 2010, at Wheatland Hills Retirement Community.  
He was born in Surry County, NC, on September 14, 1911 to the late Tyre Henderson Harris and the late Sarah Plutina Snow Harris.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Louise Edwards Harris and one son, Dale Louis Harris.  
He attended college at School of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO, and American University, Washington, DC.  Mr. Harris was a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, for 31 years, retiring in 1968. After getting his real estate license, he dabbled in that area for a few years before returning to police work.  He served as Director of Security for GEICO headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD.  Following his second retirement, Mr. Harris served on the security staff at Arlington Towers.  His last position was in security at the Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus.  
Mr. Harris was active in his community and with Scouting. Family and friends were always very important to him and he did whatever he could to help them out.
He is survived by one son, Dr. Charles E. Harris and wife Zelma Hedrick Harris of Pearisburg, VA; sisters-in-law Olive Edwards King and Patsy Newton Edwards of King George, VA; sister-in-law Nancy Edwards of North Palm Beach, FL; special niece, Cynthia King Miller and husband Luke Miller and special nephew, Larry King and wife Jo King, all of King George, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a special friend, Kate Douglas of Marion, VA.
Interment will be at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in King George, VA.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pfeiffer Fund at Pfeiffer University, PO Box 960, Misenheimer, NC 28109-0960 or to Heroes, Inc., 1100 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.   Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

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