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Elizabeth U. Wilson
Elizabeth U. Wilson, 63, of Etters, Pa., and formerly of King George County, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010.
She retired from the Pennsylvania State Department of Administration. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, New Cumberland, where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Staff Parish Committee and a former member of the choir. She was also a member and secretary of the Jewel Classic bowling league.
She is survived by a son, Christopher A. Updegraff of Etters; a daughter, Michelle L. Updegraff of Etters; two brothers, James Revercomb of Richmond and Horace Revercomb III of King George; a sister, Mary Ann Early of Charlottesville; a sister-in-law, Karen R. McLaughlin, and husband William Jr., of Camp Hill. Pa.; and a brother-in-law, Robert G. Updegraff, and wife Fern of Kennesaw, Ga. She was preceded in death by husbands Dean R. Updegraff and Carl H. Wilson.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 14, at her church, with the Rev. Donald R. Slaybaugh Jr. officiating. Interment was in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.
Stone & Murray Funeral Home, New Cumberland, Pa. handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 415 Bridge St., New Cumberland, Pa. 17070.
Elwood Morris Embrey
Elwood Morris Embrey, 90, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at his home.
Elwood was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church and American Legion Post 28. He was a veteran of World War II.
Elwood is survived by a son, Ronnie L. Embrey (Rosalie),of King George County; a sister, Helen Flack, and a brother, Albert Embrey, both of Stafford; five grandsons, Roger L. Embrey (Holly), of Stafford, Brian K. Embrey of Orange, David L. Embrey (Tammy), of West Virginia, Michael W. Embrey of Stafford, and Clayton F. Embrey (Megan), of Silver Spring, Md.; two granddaughters, Loretta J. Malowicki of King George and Rhonda S. Griffin (Butch), of Warsaw; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey, and son Roger.
Elwood’s family received friends Thursday, Aug. 12, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg. The funeral was Friday, Aug. 13, with Pastor Dick Harmon and Pastor Paul Curry officiating. Interment will followed in Stafford Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be expressed to Elwood’s family at foundandsons.com.
Janette Donald Garka
Janette Donald Garka, 67, of King George County went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Anne Donald Garratt.
She is survived by her daughter, Heather Garka; her son, Scott Garka; a brother, John Garratt; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Aug. 12, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 4491 Springfield Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.
The family suggests that contributions be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church Building Fund at the above address.
Joyce “Blondie” Musser, 51, of Bumpass passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at her home.
Joyce enjoyed arts and crafts along with spending time with her Island friends.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, William “Hoot” Musser; a daughter, Casey Nelson (Patrick Duff), of Florida; a grandson, Logan Duff, and a granddaughter, Megan Duff, both of Florida; and two sisters, Mary Nelson of King George County and Melissa Collier (Tracy), of Spotsylvania County. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her son, Willie Musser.
A service of remembrance celebrating Joyce’s life was held on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the family home, 10800 Carlton Drive, Bumpass, Va. 23024, with Pastor Roger Smith officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed to Joyce’s family at foundandsons.com.
Doris Ann Shannon
Doris Ann Shannon, 45, of King George County, formerly of Colonial Beach, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Angelus Funeral and Cremation Traditions, Richmond.
Elizabeth A. Olenick
Elizabeth A. “Betty” Olenick, 90, of Heartfields Assisted Living of Fredericksburg, and formerly of Dahlgren, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010.
Elizabeth was born in Coaldale, Pa., and was the oldest of six children born to James V. and Elizabeth P. Breslin.
After graduating from St. Mary’s High School, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a secretary to John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers. While in Washington, she met and married Peter J. Olenick Jr., the love of her life, and they moved to Dahlgren in 1956.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years.
Survivors include two children, Peter J. Olenick III (Mary Frances), of Gloucester, and Mary Beth Carter (Wayland “Dee”), of King George County.
Elizabeth loved to be surrounded by her five grandchildren, Mary Jo Brunner (Tom), Rachel Oney (Eric) , Cathleen “Katie” Zeytoonian (Dan), Wayland D. Carter IV, and Joseph Ryan Carter.
She has six great-grandchildren, Joseph and Max Brunner, Amber and Lucia Oney, and Lance and Peter Zeytoonian; a sister, Mary Arner of Tamaqua, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel in Dahlgren for more than 50 years, and recently was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Fredericksburg. She loved her friends and neighbors both in Dahlgren and at Heartfields Assisted Living.
A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 14, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in King George. Interment followed in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in King George is handling the arrangements.