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Area Deaths - September 8, 2010

Vernon Lee Bourne, Sr.

Vernon Lee “Bo” Bourne Sr., 79, of Woodford passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at Retreat Hospital, Richmond.
Mr. Bourne was a member of Knights of Pythias 22 and a union carpenter for 42 years.
He is survived by his loving companion, Anita Alsop of Fredericksburg; five sons, Vernon Jr. of Stafford County, Arthur of Essex County, and L. Wayne, Terry and Henry Bourne of King George County; three sisters, Margie Shackleford, Charlotte Cooper and Edna Wilson; and his former wife, Geraldine Bourne of King George.
A memorial gathering was held Thursday, Sept. 2, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Virginia, Suite 200, 2120 L St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037; or a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be expressed at foundandsons.com.

Nathaniel Ray Hairfield

Nathaniel Ray Hairfield, 73, of Spotsylvania County passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Hairfield was retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren. He was the son of the late Venton and Woodrith Brooks Hairfield.
He was a life member and former chief of Chancellor Volunteer Fire Department and served with the Fredericksburg Special Police from 1975 until 1981.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Helen C. Hairfield; his son, Ray Hairfield (Judy), of Spotsylvania; his brothers, Shelton Hairfield (Jan), of Colonial Beach and Ronnie Hairfield (Tina), of Spotsylvania; his sister, Annette Samuels (Hurley),  of Fredericksburg; his granddaughter, Julia Aguilar (Keven); two great-grandchildren, Emma Aguilar and Catherine Aguilar; and several nieces and nephews.
A service was held Saturday, Sept. 4, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Stephen D. Hay officiating. Entombment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Chancellor Volunteer Fire Department.
Memorials may be made to the Chancellor Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad, Box 41100, Fredericksburg, Va. 22404, or to the American Cancer Society, Fred/Spotsy/Staff Unit, c/o Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Ave., Locust Grove, Va. 22508.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Orvis H. Baker

Orvis H. “Chuck” Baker, 71, of Dahlgren died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Pennsylvania, he had retired after 27 years in the United States Navy. He then worked as a civil servant at the commissary at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division.
Survivors include his wife, Tina Baker; three children, Kristy Baker, Michael Baker and Sean Baker; three brothers, Arthur, Charles and Billy, and two sisters, Barbara and Bonnie; and five grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 3, in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.
Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

Annabelle W. Dickens

Mrs. Annabelle W. Dickens, 91, of King George County quietly and peacefully slipped away in the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Dickens was born March 19, 1919, in King George to the late George Fleming and Ella Williams. She later moved to Washington, D.C., where she graduated from Armstrong High School in 1939.
On Sept. 10, 1944, she married George Dallas Dickens in Washington, and adopted her beloved husband’s six children as her own. From those six children, she was blessed with 20 grandchildren, 57 great- grandchildren and more than 41 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Dickens committed her life to Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Antioch Baptist Church in King George. Throughout her long life, she never wavered in her Christian commitment and was a quiet prayer warrior who believed in the power of prayer and unconditional love.
In addition to her devoted Christian service, Mrs. Dickens had a distinguished career as a civil servant. She was employed as the Supervisor of Files at the United States District Courthouse, Washington, D.C., from 1944 until 1977. Like her sister, Dorothy J. Barnett, before her, Annabelle had the privilege of being one of the very first African-Americans to work in the federal courthouse.
For over 40 years, Mrs. Dickens was a member of the Orchidians Inc., a social organization whose mission was to support charitable causes in the D.C. area. With the Orchidians, she traveled all over the world to destinations including Mexico, England, Spain, Alaska, Nova Scotia and the Caribbean.
Preceding her in death were her husband, George D. Dickens; her sons, George, Charles and James Dickens; her daughters Corine Frazier and Marjorie Stapleton; her grandsons Darryl Dickens, Ernest Stapleton Jr. and Elton O. Jewell II; her sisters, Mary W. Jones and Dorothy J. Barnett; and her brother, George Thomas Williams.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Ann D. Anderson of King George; and a host of devoted grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Antioch Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Larry Finch Sr. officiating. Arrangements are by Lee Funeral Home, King George.
Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 36, King George, Va. 22485; or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.

Mitchell Lawson

Mitchell “Jack” Lawson, 82, of Fredericksburg passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rita Mae Lawson; three daughters, Joslin Sue Kee (Gregory), of Westmoreland County, Jackie Torrice and her companion, Steven LeBlanc, and Vicki Miller, all of Fredericksburg; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; and several nieces and nephews.
No services will be held, at Jack’s request.
Online condolences may be expressed at foundandsons.com.

David Alan Legenzoff

David Alan Legenzoff, 23, of King George County, formerly of Erie, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at his home.
He was an avid hunter and golfer.
Survivors include his parents, Alan and Susan Legenzoff; sisters Andrea Legenzoff of Waterford, Pa., and Emalee Legenzoff of Fredericksburg; his girlfriend, with whom he resided, Torri Scarano; his grandmother, Jean Legenzoff of Kissimmee, Fla.; nephew Tyler; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 3, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Dick Jackson officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations be made in his memory to the David Legenzoff Memorial Fund, c/o PNC Bank.
An online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Christopher Lee Radford

Christopher Lee Radford, 26, of King George County died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010.
Survivors include his wife, Vanessa R. Radford of King George; his father, Raymond Wayne Radford (Donna), of Fredericksburg; his mother, Sonya Radford and her husband, Dennis Luekert, of Fredericksburg; a brother, Dylan Radford of Orange; two sisters, Brittany Radford and her fiance, Donald Lee West III, of King George and Amanda Beach (Dennis),  of Stafford County; his grandparents, Betty Ann Radford of Spotsylvania and Darlene Stevens (Stewart), of Locust Groove; two nieces; two nephews; and numerous cousins.
A funeral was held Monday, Sept. 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Cliff Hedges officiating and interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Martha Jeanette Skidmore

Martha Jeanette “Nettie” Skidmore Jarvis, 87, of King George County went home to be with the Lord Jesus on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Nettie worked for Virginia Shoe Co. in Fredericksburg and was truly loved by all who knew her.
Survivors include her children, Delores Abney (Glenn), Steven Samuel Skidmore Jr. (Jean), and Bernard Jarvis; her sister Ruby Caldwell; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Steven Samuel Skidmore; her second husband, Virgil E. Jarvis; her parents, Clem J. and Nellie Mae Morgan; her sister Lillian P. Houck; and four brothers, Raymond H. Morgan, Minor W. Morgan, Alfred O. Morgan and Joseph W. Morgan.
A service was held Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Willis A. Dempsey, the Rev. Brent Vickery and the Rev. Paige Bowman officiating. Burial followed in the Potomac Baptist Church cemetery in King George.
Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407; to Potomac Baptist Church, 15371 Ridge Road, King George, Va. 22485; or to Ramoth Baptist Church, 478 Ramoth Church Road, Stafford, Va. 22554.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Alma Headley Hynson

Alma Headley Hynson, 94, of Warsaw passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church and a charter member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 7167.
She was the widow of W. Edward Hynson, and was preceded in death by seven brothers, two sisters and her son-in-law, Clarence E. Smith.
She is survived by her daughter, Gloria H. Smith of King George County; two granddaughters, Cindy Chalkley (Chris), of King George, and Cathy Snyder (Roy), of Harrisonburg; three great-grandchildren, Claire Chalkley, Ella Chalkley and Collin Snyder; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Victory Baptist Church, Warsaw, with burial in Cobham Park Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Callao Rescue Squad, Box 32, Callao, Va. 22435.

Arthur Lacey Jr.

Arthur Lacey Jr., 80, of Montross died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at his home.
Arthur was born July 3, 1930, to the late Arthur Andrew Sr. & Anlo Hankins Lacey in the Crossville community of Vernon. He moved to Virginia in 1970 and was owner and operator of Arthur Lacey & Sons Trucking Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; five sisters; his youngest son, Ricky Vern; and three grandchildren.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years, Florine Lacey of Montross; four sons, Melvin Lacey of Montross (Deborah, of Millport, AL), Leonard Lacey (Renee), of Stafford County, Robert Lacey (Hazel), of Bowie, Md., and Maurice Lacey (Margaret), of King George County; three daughters, Janet Lacey of Montross, Abigail Johnson (Dave), of Doswell and Charlotte Scott (Tony), of Jacksonville, N.C.; one sister, Felestine Lacey Barnes of Compton, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Bobbie Hackett of Kinsale and Mae Ruth Wells of Fayette, Ala.; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at United Faith Christian Ministries, Stafford, with the Rev. Leonard B. Lacey officiating and A.L. Bennett & Son Funeral Home directing.
A memorial service and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Temple Star Baptist Church in Vernon, Ala.
Online condolences may be expressed at at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

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