Area Deaths - March 24, 2010

Nannie Curtis Lee

Nannie Curtis Lee, 89, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010. She was an emeritus board member and past owner and secretary/treasurer of the board of directors for Lee-Curtis Insurance Service in Fredericksburg.
Mrs. Lee was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Stafford County, daughter of the late William Edgar and Robbie Chinn Curtis. In 1939 she joined her father, William E. Curtis, the former sheriff of Stafford, working in the insurance agency then known as W.E. Curtis Insurance Agency. There she obtained her insurance agent license and sold property casualty and life insurance. In 1949 her husband entered the insurance business, and in 1957 they purchased W.E. Curtis, which is known today as Lee-Curtis, Freeman, Graves & Hall Insurance Services. Mrs. Lee, her husband and eventually all six of their children worked together in the family insurance business.
She was a member since 1957 of Fairview Baptist Church. In 1973 she was awarded the Award of Merit from the Boy Scouts of the Rappahannock District for her outstanding service. Mrs. Lee was secretary of the Republican Party of Stafford; held many offices in the Rebekkah Lodge service organization; was a member of Historic Fredericksburg Foundation; was a life member of American Legion Auxiliary 55; was a member of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, Professional Insurance Agents of Virginia & D.C., and the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, and a past member of the F’brg Country Club.
Mrs. Lee is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, T. Eldred Lee Jr.; her sons, Thomas E. Lee III and his wife, Susan, Robert C. Lee, John G. Lee and his wife, Brenda, James C. Lee and his wife, Cathy, and Franklin S. Lee Sr. and his wife, Anna; one daughter, Pamela Lee McLeod and her husband, John; 12 grandchildren, Kathrina Urann and her husband, Mike, Thomas E. Lee IV and his wife, Lynne, Matthew T. Lee, Stephen M. Lee, Rebecca E. Lee, Jeffrey C. Lee, Joseph H. Lee, Franklin S. Lee Jr., Robert B. Lee, John E. McLeod Jr., Christina N. McLeod and William L. McLeod; and one great-grandchild, Cassandra Urann. She is also survived by one brother, Robert Curtis; two sisters, Helen Quesenberry and Robbie Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, William L. Curtis; and one sister, Nancy C. Stone.
A funeral was held Wednesday, March 17, at Fairview Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Sizemore officiating. Entombment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, Senior Citizens Adult Fellowship or Awana Group, 900 Charlotte St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401, or to American Legion Auxiliary 55, Box 55, Fredericksburg, Va. 22404.
Online guest book at covenentfuneralservice.com.

George Nelson Flack

George Nelson Flack, 83, of Stafford County died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Flack was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Vancouver, Wash., to the late Henry A. Flack Sr. and Floy Cornwell Flack Aubertin.
He was a U.S. Navy, World War II and Korean War veteran and later retired as a drill operator from Vulcan Materials Inc. Mr. Flack was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hartwood.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Barbara Carrington Flack; four children, Sharon F. Brooks of Stafford, M. Deen Flack of Bedford, and Cora J. Austin and Linwood L. Flack, both of Spotsylvania County; 10 grandchildren, Dakota Brooks, Sandy Weaver, Paul Eldert, Mike Eldert Jr., Kevin Eldert, Bob Gay Jr., Christopher Austin, Bobbie Jean Austin, Danielle Austin, and Brandon Flack; four great-grandchildren, Raymond Austin, Blake Groff, Ryan Austin and Kaleb Weaver; three sisters, Wanda Nelson and Neva French, both of Oregon, and Betty Alzamora of King George County; and four sisters-in-law, Helen Flack of Stafford, Judy Flack of Spotsylvania, Janice Cook of Locust Grove and Paula Faggart of Concord, N.C.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Keith Flack and Henry A. Flack Jr.; and three sisters, Jean Richardson, Patricia Flack and Joanne White.
A graveside service was held Thursday, March 18, at Grace United Methodist Church cemetery in Hartwood.
Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund, 13056 Elk Ridge Road, Hartwood, Va. 22406.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Franklin Edward Frenzley

Franklin Edward “Babe” Frenzley, 62, of King George County died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond.
Mr. Frenzley was an equipment operator for Mid-Atlantic Sand & Gravel.
He is survived by seven sisters, two brothers, many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside service was held Friday, March 19, in the Rayfield Frenzley family cemetery in King George County, with the Rev. Everett R. Gray officiating.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Carlyle Eastland Brown

Carlyle Eastland Brown, 70, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in Houston, Texas.
She was a member and past officer in the Colonial Beach American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Eagles. She was a member of the Fredericksburg chapter of UDC and 1812, and the Chantilly chapter of the DAR.
She is survived by two stepdaughters, Danielle Brown of Salt Lake City, Utah, and April Brown of Dunedin, New Zealand; and a sister, Lynn Knapp of Houston.
Her memorial service was held Saturday, March 20, at Grant United Methodist Church on State Route 3 near Stratford Hall. The Anglican service was officiated by her priest, the Rev. Ralph Gardiner.
Please make donations to a charity of one’s choice or to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad.

Marguerite Carey Ball

Marguerite Carey Ball, 57, of Kinsale passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Richmond.
She was president of the Westmoreland Branch of the NAACP.
A funeral was held Saturday, March 20, in the gymnasium of Washington & Lee High School, in Montross, with Pastor Darryl Fisher officiating.Interment will be in the Jerusalem Church cemetery in Oldhams.

James C. Roberson

James C. “Robbie” Roberson, 86, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, March 18, 2010.
Born in Kenbridge, he retired from the King George County school system. Including other school systems where he worked as band director, he had a total of 35 years of service. He taught piano lessons throughout his life and into retirement, loved animals, was an avid knitter and raised African violets.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret T. Roberson; his daughter, Ruth M. Roberson and partner Louis Mailloux of Sonoma Valley, Calif.; a son, Harry P. Roberson and wife Sheila of King George; three grandchildren, James B. Roberson and wife Jill, Braden Mailloux and Cameron Roberson; and one great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Roberson.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with burial to follow at Meadow Brooke Memorial Gardens, KG. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Walter T. Lewis

Walter T. Lewis, 79, of King George County passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Carriage Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Fredericksburg.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Judy Lewis; his daughter, Kimberly Hicks; and his three grandchildren, Ebonie, Chris and Colby of Stafford County.
Mr. Lewis was a member of Dahlgren United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 109 of Heathsville, a member of Knights Templar Commandery 1 of Fredericksburg, and a member of the Betty Lewis Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 107 in Kinsale. He retired from Dahlgren NSWC as head of acquisitions after 32 years of service.
A family greeting time will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at Dahlgren United Methodist Church, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Ed Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Raymond Elmore Johnson, Jr.

Raymond Elmore Johnson Jr., 54, of King George County departed this life Saturday, March 13, 2010. He was born to Raymond E. Johnson Sr., of Fredericksburg and Catherine L. Green of New Orleans, La.
He is survived by his wife, Mae Greer Johnson; one daughter, Carley A. Johnson; and one son, Chandler A. Johnson, both of King George. He also leaves behind his parents; three brothers: Larry D. (Lucile), Edward N. (Elizabeth) and Marc T.; two sisters, Edith C. (Donald) and Patricia L. Johnson. He is also survived by eight sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, two aunts, one uncle, a host of cousins, nieces and nephews: one goddaughter, one godsister, one godbrother and very special friends.
A funeral was held Monday, March 22, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, Fredericksburg, with interment in Oakland Cemetery, KG.
Donations may be made for Carley and Chandler Johnson at NSWC Federal Credit Union, Box 519, Dahlgren, Va. 22448.
Online condolences may be expressed at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Virginia James Ford

Virginia James Ford, 96, of Colonial Beach died Friday, March 19, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A native of White Stone, she was a graduate of what is now the University of Mary Washington, and retired as a teacher at Colonial Beach High School. Baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church, she was a member of St. Mary’s, where she participated in many church activities.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Ford; her daughter Carolyn D. Ford; and her brother, Henley D. James.
She is survived by her daughter Cathleen Sale and her husband, Douglas; and granddaughters, Lisa Shock and her husband, Brandon, and Leslie Sale.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George with Father Ron Okrasinki officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Box 420, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Helen Margaret Rynders

Helen Margaret Rynders, 83, died February 4th, at Hearts at Home in King George, VA.
Born in Wallingford, CT, Helen was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Rynders. Helen was a homemaker while her children were young, and retired from Westat Research in Rockville, MD.  She was an active member of St. Mary’s Church in Rockville, and volunteered with many community groups.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Tom and is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Katherine Greenlaw of Colonial Beach, VA,; three sons; Paul Rynders of Germantown, MD., Michael Rynders of Fredericksburg, VA, and Patrick Rynders of Olney, MD; nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren; four sisters, Anne Ksiezak of Orange, CT, Maryann Skurjo of The Villages, FL, Stella Yozie and Catherine Aiello, both of Osprey, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010,  10:45 a.m. at Ft. Meyer Old Post Chapel, Arlington, VA with burial in Arlington Natl Cemetery.  Those attending the service should arrive by 10 a.m.  
Memorial donations may be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 3302 Bourbon St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22408 or Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr., Suite 100, Rockville, MD, 20850.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George, VA is handling the arrangements.
Richard Lyman Stadler
Richard Lyman Stadler went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 1, 2010.
Dick was born in Michigan on July 24, 1933 to Ellaween Margaret (Barlow) Stadler and Richard Paul Stadler, both deceased.  Dick was a retired GM employee having worked for Buick for 31 years.  In his lifetime he also worked as a Clio City Police Officer, a security guard, and owned a gas station.
Dick leaves behind his wife, Sally, of Naples, Florida, daughter, Debbie Turner, of Clio, Michigan, daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jerome Huff of King George, Virginia, and son and daughter-in-law, Don and Arlie Stadler of New Paris, Indiana.  He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Mandy, Marissa, and Jason Huff, and Blair (and wife Viki) and Katy Turner, as well as, 2 great-grandchildren, Dakota and Nevada Turner.
Dick will be interred in Mt. Morris, Michigan in July.


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