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Area Deaths - March 17, 2010

Frances Davis Iler

Frances Davis Iler, 71, of King George County died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was born in Dogue on Aug. 22, 1938, to the late Lloyd Douglas Davis and Nannie Muse. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Colonial Beach.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Emerson Iler; son James H. Beverly V; and grandson Lynny Childs.
Visitation and the funeral were held Saturday, March 6, at Macedonia Baptist Church with the burial in the church cemetery.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Lee Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.

William Richard White, Sr.

William Richard White Sr., 72, of Tappahannock died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church, Richard worked as a manager for Wilson Brothers Co., and later worked for Lowes.
Richard is survived by his wife, Lillie; a daughter, April White of Fredericksburg; a son, William R. White Jr. and his wife, Natalie, of Norfolk; a grandson, Nicholas White of Colonial Beach; a brother, James R. White and his wife, Nancy, of Pennsylvania; and a sister, Teresa Batchler of Tampa, Fla.
A funeral was held Monday, March 8, at Found & Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg,  officiated by the Rev. J. Larry Haun.
Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at foundandsons.com.

Peggy B. Sullivan

Peggy B. Sullivan, 69, of King George County died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Sullivan was a member of the Patawomack Indian tribe. She retired from Safeway after 30 years of service. She loved her flowers and gardening.
Survivors include her husband, Robert D. Sullivan Jr. of King George; her son, Robert Shane Sullivan, and his wife, Cynthia Ann, of Fredericksburg; her daughter, Kimberly Roberson and her husband, John, of Corolla, N.C.; four brothers, Frank “Pappy” Bullock, Carlton Jack Bullock, Roger “Bow Legs” Bullock and Gordon “Dootsie” Bullock; four sisters, Shirley “Lany” Holland, Joyce Brown, Carol Ann Coffey and Kathy “Tina” Harding; a half sister, Elva “Shiney” Blakley; three half brothers, Delma Bullock, Spencer Jett and Clyde Jett; her sisters-in-law, Catherine Phillips, and Pat Decatur and her husband, Bob; her grandson, Justin Sullivan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Friday, March 5, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. H. Lowell Self officiating. Interment followed in Hulls Memorial Baptist Church cemetery in Falmouth.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Association for Lou Gehrig’s Disease, 7507 Standish Place, Rockville, Md. 20855.

Ollie Stansbury Burton Sr.

Ollie Stansbury Burton, Sr., 92, of Stafford County died peacefully on Monday, March 8, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Burton was born and raised in the Holly Corner area of Stafford. He retired from the plumbing and heating profession.
Survivors include his sons, O.S. Burton Jr. of Stafford, and David Burton and his wife, Ann, of Dale City; a daughter, Thelma Brown and her husband, Wilson, of King George County; a sister, Christine Sealy of Spotsylvania County; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held  Friday, March 12, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Willis A. Dempsey officiating. Interment  followed in Hartwood Presbyterian Church cemetery.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Jennie C. Holmes

Mrs. Jennie C. Holmes, 78, of Appomattox, and formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Southside Community Hospital in Farmville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David; her brother Raymond; and her great- granddaughter Skye Mercedes Roberts.
Mrs. Holmes is survived by eight children: Margaret Dinkins of Saint Augustine, Fla.; Barbara Tappen of Appomattox; Kenneth Holmes and Evelyn Byies, both of Spotsylvania County; Clayton Holmes of Appomattox;, Elaine Tolson of King George County; Jeannette Davis of Chesapeake City, Md; and Darrell Holmes of Appomattox; one brother, Gene Cullins of Brownington Center, Vt.; 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and devoted friend Jean Frankovich.
A funeral was held at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, Friday, March 12,  with  interment following in Culpeper National Cemetery.
Mrs. Holmes requested that memorial contributions in her name be made to the American Cancer Society.
Friends may offer online condolences at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Melvin Randolph Mardres

Melvin Randolph Mardres, 85, of Hyattsville, Md., and Colonial Beach, died Monday, March 8, 2010. A graveside service and interment was held Friday, March 12,  in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville.
Visit collinsfuneralhome.com for online guest book.

Pamela Audrey Morgan

Pamela Audrey “Pam” Morgan, 41, of Colonial Beach, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include her dad, George W. “Billy” Smoot; her sister, Elizabeth Marie Whittaker; two brothers, Bryan W. Smoot and Stephen Patrick Smoot; her sister-in-law, Tiffiny Pratt; her brother-in-law, Joseph C. Whittaker Sr; four nieces and two nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral was held  Sunday, March 14, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with burial to take place in the Popes Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Baynesville.
Contributions may be made in Pam’s memory to Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Mildred Barker Grigsby

Mildred Barker Grigsby, 92, of Rollins Fork went from this life to eternity on Sunday, March 7, 2010.
Mildred was born at Leedstown on Dec. 21, 1917, to Lawrence John Barker and Myrtle Hynson Barker. She married the late James Maurice Grigsby Jr. and moved with him to Rollins Fork, where she remained until her death.
She was a member of Welcome Grove Baptist Church in Warsaw.
She is survived by her daughters Jackie Mahan of Port Royal and Debbie Blakley and her husband, Billy, of King George County; two half brothers, Bobby and Wayne Barker of Westmoreland County, 13 grandchildren, Donnie, Wayne, Dawn, Peter, B.J., George, Brian, Becky, Frankie, Millie, Josh, Kim and Chip; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Betty Fisher and son-in-law Donald; her son, Bubby Grigsby; daughter Geraldine Scott; and grandson Bradd Scott.
A memorial service was held  Tuesday, March 16, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with the Rev. Willard Bowen and the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Burial will be private.
Donations may be made to the Welcome Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 7368 Newland Road, Warsaw, Va. 22572.
“Blessed are the pure at Heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)

Dorothy May Evans

Dorothy May “Dot” Evans, 86, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, March 10, 2010.  Born May 27, 1923, in Washington, D.C., she was a retired night chief operator for AT&T.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas B. Evans; her daughter and son, Kristine and Jeff Guido; grandchildren Lea, Frank and Tori; great-grandchildren Lauren, Evan and Meghan; nieces and nephews Charles Tommy Hill, Julia Hill, Patrick W. Cator and Donna Cator, as well as other nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held  Monday, March 15, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Ron Okrasinski officiating. Burial will be private.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, is handling the arrangements. Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Joy K. Drummond

On Monday, March 8, 2010, Joy Kendall Drummond went to be with God after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her son Michael, who we know was waiting with Jesus to welcome her.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dorsey, who feels blessed with the long life they had together. Children left to miss her are Dorsey, his wife, Cathy, and children DJ, Cooper, and Ricky of Manassas; Donald and his wife, Debbie, of Westmoreland County; Dennis, his wife, Teresa, and children Katie, Sean , Donald and Alysa of Stafford County; Debra, her husband, Mike, and children Ben and Meghan of Woodbridge; and daughter-in-law Jyl Drummond and her children, Joseph and Emily of Bristow. She is blessed with one great-grandchild, Krystal, daughter of Sean.
Through the last few years, she has received help and support of many family members and friends, as well as from Capital Hospice and the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Association. If you would like to remember Joy, please consider these two organizations. The family wishes to thank everyone for their kindness and prayers.

James W. Keister

James W. Keister, 71, of King George County passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010.
He resided with his daughter, Darlene, and her husband, Rae Taylor, of King George. He is also survived by three sons: James Keister and his wife, Iris, of Water View, George Keister and his wife, Maria, of Cape Corals Fla., and Gerald Keister of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren Joe Stone, Elizabeth Keister, Taylor Keister, and Kristen Keister; and three great-grandchildren, Mariah Stone, David Duffin and Joey Moss. He was preceded in death by grandson Nathan Keister.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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