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Area Deaths - November 17, 2010

Gary Ray Simmons

Gary Ray Simmons, 64, of Hobe Sound, Florida, died Wednesday, November 3 at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Simmons was born November 19, 1945, in Takoma Park, MD.  He graduated from Lee High School in Springfield, VA and went on to receive his degree from the University of Maryland.
Gary was a long time resident of this area, residing in both Stafford and King George counties.  He served his country in the United States Navy, and worked for the Central Intelligence Agency until his retirement in 1992.  
Gary was an avid fisherman and boater.
He is survived by his son, James Simmons of King George; his companion, Kathy Pitts; his sister, Donna Flowers, of Kilmarnock; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Suzanne Simmons of Rileyville, VA; four nieces; five step-children, and several grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Fairview Beach Yacht Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Memorial Gifts, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD, 21403.
Dorothy Wray Caple Adams
Dorothy Wray Caple Adams, 83, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at her home in Fountain, Fla.
Wray previously lived in Fredericksburg and co-owned Quality Appliance Co.
She is survived by her children, Beverly C. Sledge (Tom), of Fountain, FL, S. Earl Caple Jr.(Charlene), of King George and Brenda C. Wheeler (Bruce), of Spotsylvania; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alene Haney of Spotsylvania and Virginia Kendrick of San Antonio, TX.  Services will be private.


Edyth A. McLaurine

Mrs. Edyth A. McLaurine, 82, passed from labor to reward on Nov. 10, 2010, after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include three sons, Oliver Sanders of Fredericksburg, Mark McLaurine (Patricia) and Don McLaurine (Devena), of Spotsylvania; and three daughters, Brenda A. Brown (Joseph), of Spotsylvania, Patricia M. Wake (George), of Bowie, MD, and Ann Branham(Percil), of King George; 11 grandchildren, Rev. Ritta Armstead, Shalonda and Raymond Brown, Brian, Dana and Stacy Wake, Cartha Branham, Kierstin and Kory McLaurine and Donovan and Cameryn McLaurine; four great-grandchildren, Chiante, Tajsha, Kiana and Raymond Brown Jr; one godson, Kofi Johnson of Los Angeles, CA; a sister, Mrs. Mildred H. Jackson(Arthur), of Landsdowne; a brother-in-law, George Johnson of Guinea; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Howard and Irene Turner, both of Woodford; a host of adored nieces, nephews and cousins including three who she grew up with, Mrs. Janie Pratt of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Alyce Catlett of Fredericksburg and Mrs. Celeste Mack(Rev. Daniel), of Washington, D.C.
A funeral was held Sunday, Nov. 14 at Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), Fredericksburg. Online condolences may be expressed at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Harry Elden Beazley, Jr.

Harry Elden “Joe” Beazley, Jr., 84, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Joe was a member of Milford Presbyterian Church and retired from FMC as a foreman after 37 years of employment. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a member of the Fredericksburg American Legion Post 55, and Fredericksburg VFW Post 3103. He was also a lifetime member of Fredericksburg Elks Lodge 875, and a member of the Fredericksburg Historic Region Antique Auto Club of America, the NRA, and a former member of the Cavalier Club.
Joe is survived by his wife of 57 years, Audrey K. Beazley; one son, Neil E. Beazley,(Carol), and the joy of Joe’s life, grandson Bryce, all of Annandale; a “selected” daughter, Bonnie Baker (Ronnie Meaux), of Fredericksburg; a sister, Marian Atwell of Milford; three nieces, Dera Atwell of Leesburg, Amy Goodrich of Alexandria and Sheila Noren of Colonial Beach, as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
A funeral was held on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Robert W. Sizemore officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Elks Lodge 875.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to Milford Presbyterian Church, 21795 Mattaponi Trail, Milford, Va. 22514.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

Donald Caylor Wright

Donald Caylor Wright, 73, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Loudoun County, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. He passed away peacefully at his home.
Born in Washington, D.C., on July 26, 1937, to Edna Caylor Wright and Herbert Wright, Donald grew up in Loudoun County with many family members and friends.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, Donald came home to meet and marry his loving wife of 45 years, Alice Wright. He worked at and retired from Hazelton Laboratory in Vienna.
Donald is survived by his daughter, Kim Jones and her husband, Wes; his son, Randall Wright and his fiancee, Paige Collier; his grandchildren, Brittany and Aaron Jones and Karsen Wright; and his brother-in-law, Richard Beach, all of Colonial Beach; as well as many special family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Wright, as well as his parents.
A funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Contributions may be made to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, or Colonial Beach Fire Dept. Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

William I. Marshall

William Iviason “Ivias” Marshall, 82, of King George County passed away at his home on Nov. 14, 2010.
Ivias was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Nora Virginia “Jennie” Marshall.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, Adelaide and George Marshall; two sisters, Georgie Marshall and Mignonette Morgan; and three brothers, Russell, Ralph and Curtis Marshall.
He is survived by three sons; Ronald (Betty Jean), Faron, and Larry; a daughter, Norma; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Fannie Heimer and Virginia Purks of King George and Juanita Sutton of Roanoke Rapids, NC; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at Potomac Baptist Cemetery, King George, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Wed. Nov. 17 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Inc. Box 466, King George, VA 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

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