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Area Deaths - May 26, 2010

Joan C. Slater

Joan C. Slater, 76, of King George, VA went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, May 23, 2010.
She was born on August 17, 1933, in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to King George in 1992.  She completed a bachelor’s degree in social work at Western Michigan University.  
She is survived by her husband, Dr. James A. Slater of King George; five daughters: Linda, Tammy, Sandy, Kim and Kelly and five sons:  Joel, Terry, Rick, Joe and Kenny.  She is also survived by four sons-in-law and four daughters-in-law; 28 granchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and her siblings, Judy, Mary and John,
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2010 at Dahlgren United Methodist Church with a reception to follow at the church.  The Rev. Ed Johnson, the Rev. Jacinto Herenandez and the Rev. Joe Slater will officiate at the service.
A visitation and interment will be held at the Slater Farm after the memorial service.
Joan lived a life of love, service, and dedication to her family, her church, the community and to all who knew her.  She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Dahlgren United Methodist Church, PO Box 1797, Dahlgren, VA, 22448.
On line guest book is at www.nashandslawfh.com.

Audrey Coates Frank

Audrey Coates Frank of Colonial Beach went home with the Lord on Monday, May 17, 2010.
She was the daughter of Edward and Anna Coates of Colonial Beach.
Audrey was a member of the Patawomeck Indians of Virginia. She was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church in King George County, a lifetime member of Colonial Beach Fire Department Ladies Auxilary, a member of the Moose of Colonial Beach, and a member of HRA of Colonial Beach.
She is survived by her children, James Eldred Frank and his wife, Rosamond, and Andrea Wilkins and her husband, Richard, all of Colonial Beach; her grandchildren, Wanda Sivak, Betty Jo Connor, Coaty Frank, Lori Bowen, Bobby Frank, Joe Slater, Wytner White and Brittany Wilkins; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Loraine Coates; numerous nieces and nephews and an uncountable number of friends.
She was predeceased by her sons Harold and Joe Frank; brothers Harold, Herman, Cecil and Mac; and sister Estelle.
A funeral was held Friday, May 21, at Round Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ted James officiating. Interment  followed in the Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery in King George.
Friends and family were received Thursday, May 20, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Round Hill Baptist Church, Box 467, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is available nashandslawfh.com.

Lucille Beverly

Lucille Beverly, 67, of King George County died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Deborah D. Cooper and Cynthia B. Freeman; three sons, Larry, Jesse and Kevin “Dickie” Beverly; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn McDowney and Margaret Buckner; and five brothers, Maurice, Joseph L., Carroll and Vincent Beverly, and Webster Jordan.
A funeral was held Saturday, May 22, at Good Hope Baptist Church, King George. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The family received friends  Friday, May 21, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Ella Mae Stanfield

Ella Mae Stanfield, 96, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Golden Living of Fredericksburg.
Mrs. Stanfield was a native of Greene, N.C., and formerly of Bluff City, Tenn.
Survivors include her sons, Howard W. Stanfield and his wife, Norma, of Bossier City, La., and Allen T. Stanfield and his wife, Jean, of Fredericksburg; a daughter-in-law, Doris Stanfield of Colonial Beach; seven grandchildren, Michael Stanfield, Collen Wood, Gregory Stanfield, Tammy Brumbaugh, Dean Stanfield, Todd Stanfield and Kari Bates; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave A. Stanfield; a son, Charles D. Stanfield; her parents, Thomas and Rose Friesland; and nine brothers.
A graveside service was held Friday, May 21, in Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Rick Ritchie officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

John Roger Hester, Jr.

John Roger Hester Jr., 92, of Greensboro, N.C., father of Fredericksburg resident Carolyn Libby, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Blumenthal Jewish Nursing Center, Greensboro.
Roger was a member of Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, and a former State Revenue District auditor supervisor for 33 years. He was a graduate of Guilford College and served in the merchant marine.
He was the former president of the State Employees Association of North Carolina. He was the Past Master of Revolution Masonic Lodge 552, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Greensboro Valley of the Scottish Rite, and a member of the Oasis Shrine Temple.
He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Libby of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren, Lori Ann Libby, Luther William Libby Jr. and wife Terri of Fredericksburg, and Debra Libby McGraw of Norfolk; three great-grandchildren, Libby McGraw of Norfolk, and Madison and Will Libby of Fredericksburg; and a stepson, Steve Aanes of Georgia.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Edith Talley Hester and Kathryn Sebastian Hester.
A Masonic memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be offered to The Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33607.
Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel, Greensboro, is assisting the family of Mr. Hester.
Online condolences may be made at forbisanddick.com.

John Allen Hopkins

John Allen “Hop” Hopkins, 75, of Cobb Island, Md. died Friday, May 21, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Hopkins was born Dec. 21, 1934, in Colonial Beach to the late Emmanual “E.G.” and Isabelle Hopkins. In addition to his parents, Hop was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Donald Hopkins; and three sisters, Marjorie Hopkins, Elizabeth Conklin and Marion Lemons.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Hopkins; son John Hopkins Jr., daughters Glinda Hopkins-Florendo and Lori Hopkins; daughter-in-law Irene Bakka; brother Randolph Hopkins; sister Patricia Rose; and grandchildren Melissa, Allison, Christina and Jack.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, Md., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27. Interment will follow in Popes Creek Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Charles County.

Margaret T. Lewis

Margaret T. Lewis, 87, of King George County passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Hearts At Home in King George.
Mrs. Lewis was a graduate of King George High School. She was employed for many years as a bookkeeper for a number of businesses until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward B. Lewis, and a brother, Wade H. Tate Jr.
She is survived by a son; Ronald E. Lewis of Spotsylvania County; a daughter, Brenda Soper of King George; a grandson, Darryl Houston of King George; a granddaughter, Melody Newton of Spotsylvania; and other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book available nashandslawfh.com.

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