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Area Deaths - July 7, 2010

Garnett W. Jenkins

Garnett W. Jenkins, 80, of the Index area of King George County, passed away Tuesday, June, 29, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. He was a lifetime resident of King George.
Garnett retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in 1985. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War and was a longtime member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He loved to garden.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lee Jenkins; a son, Gary Jenkins (Donna) , of Jersey; a daughter, Lisa Jenkins, of Montross; four grandchildren, Trae Jenkins (Sabrina), Chris Groves(Tyler), Tyler Jenkins (Alicia), and Andrew Groves; six great-grandchildren, Logan, Rylee, Gabby, Landon, Talon and Peyton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Garnett was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
A funeral was held Thursday, July 1, at Shiloh Baptist Church, King George, with interment following in the church cemetery. A visitation was held at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Online guestbook available at nashandslawfh.com.

Marshall Dean Bradley

Marshall Dean Bradley, 51, of King George County died Sunday, June 27, 2010. A funeral was held Thursday, July 1, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.V.
Online guestbook at broyles-shrewsbury.com.

Taylor Meghan Bowie

Taylor Meghan Bowie, 19, of King George County departed this world on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital, and went to join her heavenly Father and to be with her brother, Chandler.
Taylor graduated from King George High School and attended Radford University for a time. She attended Northside Baptist Church and loved working with the children at Bible school.
Taylor loved her family, was an avid animal lover and felt her happiest when she was at the beach. She loved to fish, go boating, eat crabs, and be with her many friends. Taylor also volunteered at 4 Seasons Daycare, where she loved to work with the 3- and 4-year-old children.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Chandler; aunts Alma “Bootsie” Shelton, Erma Mayhugh and Virginia Shores; uncle Henry E. Winston Jr.; grandfather Milton D. Powell Jr.; and her great-grandparents, Salkeld and Gladys Stamper.
Survivors include her parents, Darrell and Deborah Bowie; grandmother Duane Powell; grandparents James R. and Brenda Moats; a great-aunt, Joyce Kain; many cousins, including Henry Warren Winston; godmothers Adrienne D. Padget and Diana Izzo; godfather Randy Newton; and godsisters Whitney M. Newton and Cabel B. Newton.
In addition to her family, also cherishing her memory are her “sisters” Toni Moles, Ashley Greenwood, Kendall Jager, Kayla Matthews, Sam-antha Booth and many, many friends and relatives who loved her deeply. Taylor also leaves behind to cherish her memory, her pit bull, Dutchess.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Jack A. Marcom Jr. officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the King George Animal Rescue League, Box 1003, Dahlgren, Va. 22448.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Mary Hilda Blakley

Mary Hilda Blakley of King George County died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Blakley was a long-time resident of King George County. She was a dedicated wife, loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, James F. Blakley; a son, Jimmie R. Blakley (Deborah), of Spotsylvania County; a daughter, Pamela B. Hutchinson (Doug), of Spotsylvania; grandsons, James R. “J.R.” Blakley (Heather), of Scottsville, and Russell E. Blakley of Frederick, Md.; three sisters, Jean Newcomer of Stafford, Betty Hinkle of Magna, Utah, and Joan Green of Spotsylvania; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, James A. “Shotgun” Toombs, John E. “Bluebird” Toombs and Charles J. “Peewee” Toombs.
A funeral was held Friday, July 2, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to the U.Va. Cancer Center, U.Va. Health Foundation, Box 400807, Charlottesville, Va. 22904-4807.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Louise Moncure Mason

Louise Moncure Mason, known as “Gabby” to family and friends, 92, of King George County passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
She was born in Stafford County to the late Richard Moncure IV and Warrie Sneed Moncure. Louise was predeceased by her husband, James Nelson Mason of King George.
Louise is survived by her children, Shirley Davies(George), of Wethersfield, Conn., James Mason(Ronna) , of Sebring, Fla., Richard Mason(Jane) , of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Roy “Slick” Mason(Ressa), of King George.
Mrs. Mason is also survived by two brothers, Henry Moncure of Garysburg, N.C., and Gordon Moncure of Powhatan; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and one brother-in-law, Walter B. Mason of King George.
Louise was preceded in death by one brother, Dick Moncure, and four sisters, Nannie Waller Delmonico, Ella Porter, Pickett Lloyd and Caroline Woodard.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to caregivers, Chad and Dee Baughman.
A funeral was held Friday, July 2, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Interment was in Meadow Brook Memorial Park in King George.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

Edith O’Rear Tremble

Edith O’Rear Tremble, 69, of Oakton died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Bowling Green Healthcare Center.
Born in Atlanta, Ga., she was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include three children, Deborah Ellen Peterson of Michigan, William Clarence Tremble III of Bealeton and Deidre Lynne Vanover of Colonial Beach; two brothers; and eight grandchildren, Lauren Peterson, Paul Peterson, Luke Peterson, Morgan Vanover, Marissa Vanover, Stephannie Tremble, Courtney Tremble and Presley Tremble.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Quantico National Cemetery.
Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

Donald Burton Tucker, Jr.

Donald Burton Tucker Jr., 48, son of Marian Tucker of King George County, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 6, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family received friends an hour before the service at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

June Oliver Blakely

June Oliver Blakley, 80, of King George County died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Blakley was a member of Potomac Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Thomas R. Blakley; two sons, Gary Blakley and Jeff Blakley, and daughters-in-law Shirley and Kimberly; a brother, Lehma Henderson; four grandchildren, Kevin Blakley, Natalie Blakley, Heather Blakley and Katie Blakley; three great-grandchildren, William Blakley, Chase Cosner and Demari Coleman; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia “Jenny” Marshall.
A graveside service was held on Monday, July 5, 2010, in Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

Nancy W. Kyle

Nancy W. Kyle, 90, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in a Virginia Beach hospital. She was a longtime resident of Dahlgren until the passing of her husband of 64 years, Buster, in 2006.  She was cared for by her son and his wife for the past four years in Virginia Beach.
A private graveside service was held in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George County.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is in charge of the arrangments.

Daniel Ray Myers

Daniel Ray “Danny” Myers, 36, of King George County died Thursday, July 1, 2010.
Mr. Myers was born Aug. 23, 1973, in Alexandria and was a high-voltage electrical lineman and owner of G&G Electrical Contractors Inc. for 20 years. He was a 1991 graduate of McDonough High School.
Mr. Myers loved bluegrass music. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, golfing and boating. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son and brother.
He was the son of Thomas A. Myers (Adraenne) of Kent Island, Md., and Brenda L. Dawson-Mathias (Dale) of King George. He is also survived by his wife, Kellie Mattingly Myers, daughter Allie Myers, stepdaughter Alexandra Gandee and stepson Jordon Gandee, all of King George; one brother, James S. Myers (Pamela) of Owings, Md.; and two stepbrothers, Jason Wilburn of Kent Island and Jonathan Wilburn of Harwood, Md. He also is survived by his father- and mother-in-law, John and Alice Mattingly of Port Tobacco, Md.
A service was held Tuesday, July 6, at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, Md., 20646. Interment was private.
Memorial donations are asked to be made to the Newburg Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad, Box 9, Newburg, Md. 20664.

Michael Wallace DeBernard

Michael Wallace DeBernard, 84, of Suffolk passed away at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
Mr. DeBernard was born on Dec. 9, 1925, in Washington, D.C.
Mr. DeBernard was a World War II veteran, serving in Italy. After his return, he attended Strayer College of Accounting. He worked in the federal government for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley; two sons, Michael DeBernard Jr.(Deborah) and David DeBernard(Janet); three daughters, Sharon DeBernard Barnard, Kathy DeBernard Hayden(Paul) and Sandra DeBernard Burke(Brian).
He is survived by nine grandchildren, Christopher DeBernard, Matthew Barnard, Kristina DeGuzman, Heather Dunnigan, Ashley Hayden, Michelle Burke, Kevin Burke, Cristina Pincolini Chandler and Nicholas Pincolini; and four great-grandchildren, Adam DeGuzman and Abbey, Catlin and Natalie Dunnigan.
Mr. DeBernard is also survived by five brothers, LewisDeBernard (Edna), Frederick DeBernard (Joyce), Richard DeBernard (Sara), Robert DeBernard (Laddie), and Carl Joseph DeBernard (Jackie); a sister, Dolores Atwood (Stuart), and by his brother- and sister-in-law, Roger and Tangie Anderson, and daughter-in-law Christine DeBernard. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma DeBernard Lynch and Frances DeBernard Stevens; and a brother, William Henry Sheppard.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, King George. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw funeral Home, King George.
Donations may be made to Girls & Boys Town, The Village of Boys Town, Boystown, Neb. 68010.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Josephine M. Miller

Josephine M. Miller, 91, died Friday, July 2, 2010, at Bridgewater Nursing Care Center in Bridgewater.
A former resident of Spotsylvania County, Jo was active in both communities as a leader in church and many nonprofit organizations.
She will be remembered for her smile, positive attitude and motivation to find good in difficult situations.
Preceded in death by husband Willard Miller and son Jere, she is survived by son Wayne(Jo Ann) of Locust Grove; daughters Carolyn Chewning(Thomas) of Locust Grove and Sharyn Halpin(Bob) of King George County; daughter-in-law Dawn Miller of Spotsylvania and sister Wilma Knapp of Pittsburgh.
Additional survivors include grandchildren Dwayne Chewning (Tina), Ben Miller(Kristine), Stacy Meyers(Chris), Katie Kelly(Adam), Becca North(Andy), Kim Madison (Calvin Lee), Chip Blakely, and Elysa, Jordan and Alex Miller. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Sat., July 10, at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, Bridgewater, with the Rev. John Gordon and Pastor Jeffery Carr officiating; and at 4 p.m. Sun., July 11, at Laurel Hill Funeral Home on Plank Road, in Spotsylvania, with the Rev. John Gordon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions in her name to Mine Run Volunteer Fire Department, 31077 Old Plank Road, Locust Grove, Va. 22508, or Bridgewater Rescue Squad, Bridgewater, Box 268, Va. 22812. Burial will be private.

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