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Area Deaths - April 7, 2010

Herman King

Herman Carlton King Jr., 63, of Callao lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, March 25, 2010.
He died on the same date that his only son, Warren, had passed away on 17 years ago.
Junior, affectionately known as “Elvis” throughout the Northern Neck, was loved by a large host of family and friends. He regularly entertained patients in area nursing homes, and was well known for his singing and musical ability at many local events.
He is survived by his loving fiancee, Judy Beavers; his sisters, Beatrice K. Jones of Zacata, Maxine K. Miller of Weems and Bernice K. Daiger (Norman) of Aylett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carrie and Herman King; and his son Warren. He had numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at Welch Funeral Home in Warsaw.  A funeral was held Sunday, March 28, at Totuskey Baptist Church, Warsaw.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Hilda Bronner, Box 65, Haynesville, VA, 22472, or to the Totuskey Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Grayson Smith, 152 Smithfield Lane, Warsaw, Va. 22572.

Frances W. Blanton

Frances W. Blanton, 84, of Brandermill Woods Retirement Community, Midlothian, formerly of King George County, passed away Monday, Mar. 29, 2010.
She is survived by her husband, Jean V. Blanton; children Clay B. Blanton (Diane), Beth W. Blanton-Kent (Charles), Amy B. Thompson (Hollis) and Meg L. Blanton-Eanes (Gordon); grandchildren Alexander Blanton, Abigail, Benjamin and Madeline Thompson and Samuel and Jacob Eanes; and many other loving family and friends.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandermill Woods Foundation, 14311 Brandermill Woods Trail, Midlothian, Va. 23112.

Sidney Marvin White, Sr.

Sidney Marvin “Sid” White Sr., 75, died Monday, March 29, 2010, in Winchester.
Marvin was originally from Index in King George County. He spent most of his life in the Fredericksburg area. He was born Aug. 23, 1934, to Henry Irvin and Margaret Hall White.
Marvin was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Flossie R. White, and two sons, Marty and Scotty. He was also predeceased by his parents, brothers Gordon, Thomas, Bob, John, Wesley and Sanford, and sisters Mary and Patsy.
He leaves behind his daughters, Gail Conley (and George) of Fredericksburg, Joyce White of Lynchburg and Terri White of Albuquerque, N.M.; his sons Roger White (and Diane) of Morton, Ill., and Jeffrey White of Lynchburg; grandchildren John, Aaron, Anna, Tony, Wesley and Cole; and great-granddaughter Anjel. He is also survived by his sisters Margaret Golightly (and Sonny), with whom he resided in Winchester, and Catherine Acey (and Richard) of Culpeper, along with numerous nieces and neph-ews.
His wish was to be cremated and his ashes buried in the same grave as his wife. Omps Funeral Home in Winchester is handling the cremation.
A memorial service will be held at Canaan Church of God in Falmouth at a later date, with the Rev. Tim Dobson officiating.
We will all miss his ready smile and sense of humor.

Joan Milton Chenault

Miss Joan Milton Chenault, 56, of Champlain died Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
She is survived by two sisters, June Price of Farnham and Janice Chenault of Champlain; one brother, Franklin Chenault of Warsaw; two nieces, Wendy Barrack and Melissa Payne; and five great-nephews.
A funeral was held at the graveside Saturday, April 3, in the Upper Essex Baptist Church cemetery, Caret.
Memorial contributions may be made to Upper Essex Baptist Church, Glebe Landing Baptist Church or the Lynchburg Training School.

Horace William Dobson

Horace William Dobson, 90, of King George County departed this life and went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 2, 2010, at Hughes Home in Fredericksburg.
Mr. Dobson served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Nannie Fagan Dobson; two sons, C.W. “Moose” Dobson and his wife, Edna, and Thomas M. Dobson; three grandsons, Jeffery Dobson, Keith Dobson and Michael Dobson; and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Dobson, Kolton Dobson and Haleigh Dobson.
A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, April 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Davidson and the Rev. M. Paul Curry officiating. Interment  followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Jeffery, Keith, Michael, Donald, Bruce and Daniel Dobson.
Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 1193 White Oak Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22405-3507 or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Cindy Snyder Stoeckert

Cindy Snyder Stoeckert, 45, of King George County died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Robert I. Stoeckert II; her son, Robert I. Stoeckert III; her daughter, Christa Leah Stoeckert; her mother, Jean Rutherford Weber; her father, Benjamin Snyder; her brothers, Patrick Allen Snyder, Jonathan Dale Snyder and Keith Willis Snyder; her sisters, Roxanne Luna Snyder, Lynn Mead and Kathy Sue Snyder; and her granddaughter, Jaedan Alexis Stoeckert.
A funeral was conducted Tuesday, April 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. R. Kenneth Brooks officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Ave., Locust Grove, Va. 22508.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Dorothy Scott Cohen

Dorothy Scott Cohen, 93, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare.
Devoted wife of the late Dr. Charles J. Cohen, she is survived by her niece, Maura Wingo Snow and her children, Laura Yarus and her husband, Harvey, Richard Snow Jr. and his wife, Julia, Conrad Snow and his wife, Ana, Jonathan Snow and his wife, Tonya, Christopher Snow and his wife, Sarah, and their children, Scott Wingo, Susan Kiers, Jacqueline Bergsohn, James Wingo and their children; and stepdaughter, Elissa C. Steeves and her husband, Harry, and son Charles Steeves.
Born in Monroe, Ohio, she was one of 10 children born to the late Walter F. and Clara M. Scott.
Dorothy began her career in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Treasury Department in 1937. For more than 25 years, its Internal Revenue branch was one of notable accomplishment. She served under nine Internal Revenue Commissioners, during which time the agency underwent many sweeping changes in the tax system of the United States. She was the special assistant to six successive commissioners: George Schoeneman, Dunlap, Andreus, Harrington, Latham and Mortimer Caplin.
In 1945, at the request of the Department of State, Dorothy was detailed for special work at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco. The Department of State complimented her for her efficiency in helping to implement the final charter for the United Nations organization.
In 1945, she was transferred to the White House with Mr. Schoeneman, who was the special assistant to President Harry Truman.
She later retired from Internal Revenue to care for her ailing sister, Edna S. Wingo. She was honored with the United States Treasury Special Service Award. Later, she worked as an administrative aide on the headquarters staff of Army Relief.
Dorothy was a resident of Washington, D.C., Dahlgren, Kinsale, King George County and later Colonial Beach.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Colonial Beach. Burial will follow in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
Online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

Mildred Stanford Creegan

Mildred Stanford Creegan, 86, of Madison, N.J., formerly of Colonial Beach, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 3, 2010, surrounded by her family.
A 30-year resident of Madison, N.J., she was born and raised in Colonial Beach, a daughter of the late George A. Stanford and Edith Mae Drummond.
She is survived by her treasured husband of 66 years, Frank Creegan Jr.; her sister, Doris Stanford; her beloved children, Patricia Harbour and her husband, Evans; Frank Creegan III and his wife, Fran, and Michael Creegan and his wife, Kathleen; her loving grandchildren, James Lee Creegan, Robert Creegan, Frank Creegan IV and Carrie Creegan; and her great-grandchildren, Jack, Cole and Hugh Creegan.
A memorial service will be held at Burroughs, Kohr and Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main St., Madison, N.J., at noon on Friday, April 9. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery, Madison.

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