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Area Deaths - May 19, 2010

Anthony L. Feather

Anthony L. “Ant” Feather, 16, of King George County died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. He was a sophomore at King George High School and a member of the Foxes football team.
He is survived by his mother, Sheri Feather (Kevin) of Montross; his father, Patrick Morris (Amy) of Louisa; three brothers, Damien, Patrick Jr. and Devon Morris, and a sister, Tiana Morris, all of Louisa; paternal grandparents Wallace and Arlene Morris of Spotsylvania County; and maternal grandparents John Feather of Montross and Lolita Manarang of the Philippines.  Also surviving are five aunts, Jaunita Jackson (Wade) of Mineral, Donna Quarles (Gary) of Spotsylvania, Janet Morris of Fredericksburg, Teresa Feather of King George and Malita Feather of the Philippines; seven uncles Wallace Morris Jr. (Fannie) of Spotsylvania, George White of Lousia, Archie Morris (Delsine) of Spotsylvania, Quintin Morris (Genevieve) of Fredericksburg, Chris Feather of King George, Mario Feather of Virginia Beach and Melvin Feather of the Philippines.
 A funeral was held Saturday, May 15, at King George Middle School, with burial in Meadow Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.


Raymond Harry Jackson III


Raymond Harry Jackson III, 70, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Jackson was born in Dahlgren and graduated from King George High School. He went to a business college in Montgomery, AL, and attended VCU in Richmond. He worked as a computer operator at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahglren, and was a member of the U.S. Air Force for five years.
Mr. Jackson is survived by two sons, Raymond Keith Jackson of Orlando, FL, and Rodney Mark Jackson of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter, Elaine Prasse of Jacksonville, FL; his mother, Agnes P. Glasco of King George, VA; four grandsons; and a granddaughter.
A graveside service was held Friday, May 14, at Potomac Baptist Church cemetery in King George.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.


Francis William Bitto


Francis William “Bill” Bitto, 59, of Stafford County died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Bitto was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He had retired from Giant Food where he was a butcher for 30 years.
Survivors include his son, William Bitto,(Kimberly), of King George; two daughters, Wendy Bitto of Woodbridge, and Tracy Jones (Jimmy), of Stafford; a brother, David MacIsaac, (Louise), of Petal, Miss.; eight grandchildren, Holly, Audrey, Brittany, Sarah, Macie, Mack, Zachary and Laci; and his former wife, Linda Phillips.
A funeral was held Saturday, May 15, at Temple Baptist Church, with the Rev. Michael Reid officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudi Clifton, 113 Tallpines Ave., Locust Grove, Va. 22508.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

June Sylvester Long

June Sylvester Long, 82, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, May 13, 2010.
Mrs. Long was born June 12, 1927, in St. Cloud, MN. In 1945, she graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, bought a train ticket, and headed to Washington, D.C.
She began her career with the federal government in D.C. at the Government Printing Office as a clerk typist, eventually retiring from the federal government as assistant to the comptroller of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
She and William C. Long were married Aug. 2, 1947. They raised their children in the D.C. area for most of their lives. In 1975, Willie and June bought and renovated a home in Leonardtown, Md., where they resided until his death in March 1983. Later that year, June moved to Colonial Beach to be near her son, Mike, and daughter-in-law, Judy.  She loved her flowers, living close to the water, and she loved the town of Colonial Beach. She loved telling stories about her childhood in Minnesota--growing up during the Depression, walking across Lake George after it had just begun to thaw in order to make her dad’s curfew--and her early years in Washington.
June made several trips to Oklahoma over the years to see her daughter, Laurie, son-in-law Russ, and grandkids Jenni, Nate and Beki. and to California to see her daughter, Lynn, son-in-law Mark, and grandkids George and Steve.
The distance didn’t stop her from being a hands-on grandmother. She met each one of her grandkids shortly after they were born and attended most of their baptisms, graduations and marriages.
She was proud of her heritage, and that her dad had ridden the Orphan Train.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Long; and her parents, Tom and Louise Sylvester.
She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Mike, Judy and Sam Long of Colonial Beach; Laurie and Russ McReynolds of Norman, Okla.; Jenni and Aaron Sherwood of Lawrence, Kan.; Nate, Jenn and Sawyer McReynolds of Fort Worth, Texas; Beki and Jamie Miller, and Maddy and Julie Cottrell of Norman; Lynn, Mark and Steve Cox of Chesapeake; and George Cox of Chapel Hill, N.C. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Gert Sylvester of Prior Lake, Minn.
A memorial service is pending.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colonial Beach. Let’s find a cure for this ravaging disease.

Hester Clare Hayden

Hester Clare Hayden, 93, of King George County passed away Friday, May 14, 2010, at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, Md.
Born July 27, 1916, to the late Robert Logan and Nora Jefferson Clare, she was the widow of Joseph Philip Hayden.
Mrs. Hayden was a member of Potomac Baptist Church and had retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren.
She is survived by a son, Reginald Hayden(Elva),of King George; a grandson, Philip Hayden (Mary), of Fredericksburg; a granddaughter, Beth Amrhein (Tim), of Fredericksburg; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Lillian Fizer and Halcyon Burns.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 18, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Burial followed in Meadow- Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
Donations may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.

Chester E. Gardner

Chester E. “Chet” Gardner, 79, died expectedly at his home on Friday, May 14, 2010, two days prior to his 80th birthday.
Gardner was born in Rochester, N.Y., where he attended Aquinas Institute and Syracuse University, receiving a commission as a second lieutenant upon graduation.
Gardner spent 22 years in the Air Force as a public affairs officer, with tours at the Pentagon, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the U.N. Command in Seoul, Korea, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Following his retirement, he was vice president of communications for the U.S. Brewers Association, one of the oldest trade associations in the country.
The Gardners retired to Colonial Beach in 1992. While living in Colonial Beach, he was on the planning commission, served a term on the town council, was a founding member of the historical society, and served as second vice president of the Potomac Chapter, Military Officers Association of America.
He was a freelance photographer for the Westmoreland News, Commodore of the Colonial Yacht Club and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4315.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary; seven children, Ellen Smyth, David Gardner, Ann Matalavage, Lynn McGee, Diane Sutphin, Debora Herrmann and Cathleen Kirby; and 13 grandchildren.
Visitation took place Tuesday, May 18, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, 131 3rd St., Colonial Beach.
A funeral service was conducted Wednesday, May 19, at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Colonial Beach.
Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Colonial Beach Historical Society.

Stearl A. Boggs

Stearl A. Boggs, 73, of King George County died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at U.Va. Hospital in Charlottesville.
Born in Alvon, W.Va., he was a retired self-employed auto mechanic in King George.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sylvia Boggs; his daughter, Sherry Eller (Charles), of King George; his sister, Genevieve Sharp of New Castle, Del.; two brothers, Mearl Boggs(Westie), of Earleville, Md., and Julian Boggs (Alexandria), of Coolesville, OH; three grandsons, Andy Royer (Tracey), of Fredericksburg, Johnnie Madison (Kaeti), of King George, and Justin Schmitz of the U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Brianna Madison of King George; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 29,at 2 p.m., Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Craig Carlon Flint

Craig Carlon Flint, 49 died May 13, 2010, at his residence in Colonial Beach, VA.  He was born November 8 1960 in Portland, Maine to Carlon Flint and Jean Flint, of Portland, Maine.
Mr. Flint was a HVAC Engineer for 25 plus years with Calvert Jones, Inc., in Alexandria, VA.  He was married to his beautiful wife, Terry on June 16, 2000.  Craig was very artistic, loved to travel the east coast with his wife, enjoyed antiquing, and lighthouse searching.
He is survived by his parents; his wife, Helen Terry Flint; children, Ashley Flint, Teressa Harbin, Stevie Harbin, Billy Harbin, and Dori Dickson; grandchildren, Ethan Harbin, Jace Dickson, Grant Harbin, and Will Harbin; and one brother, Gary Flint.
A funeral was held Tuesday, May 18, 2010  at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD, 20646, with the Reverend Robert Warnick officiating.  Interment was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oak Grove, VA.
Arrangements are by Raymond Funeral Service, P.A., La Plata, MD.

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