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Area Deaths - February 10, 2010

Gertrude D. Henry

Gertrude D. Henry, 88, of Pequannock, N.J., died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010.
Born in Jersey City, she was a longtime Lincoln Park resident, retiring to Sebring, Fla., and moving to Pequannock in 2002. Mrs. Henry was a homemaker and worked in area laundromats owned by her husband, Dick, who predeceased her in August 1999.
Survivors include her sons, Martin of King George County, William of Branchville, N.J., Richard of Lake Hopatcong, N.J., and Robert of Pequannock; two brothers, Bill Lisa and John Lisa; sister Joan D’Agostino; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Keri Memorial Funeral Home, , followed by private cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

James Maurice Brown

Retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. James Maurice Brown, 71, of Ellicott City, Md., formerly of King George County, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at Howard County Hospital.
A 1957 graduate of Ralph Bunche High School, Mr. Brown served in the Air Force for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Edna Brown of Ellicott City; two daughters and a stepson; and his sister, Phyllis Ashton of King George.
A funeral will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 11, at Good Hope Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Robert Williams Jr. officiating.
His remains may be viewed one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Howell Funeral Home in Jessup, Md., is handling the arrangements.

Douglas F. Jones

Douglas F. Jones, 69, of the Brooke Community in Stafford County died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
Mr. Jones was a native of Stafford and the son of the late Almon and Bessie Jones. He was a graduate of Stafford High School and a longtime farmer. Mr. Jones was also a member of Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Janet Jones; two daughters, Sherri Jones of Colonial Beach and Stafford, and Gina M. Smith and her husband, Roger, of Stafford; four grandchildren, James G. Kirtley Jr. of Colonial Beach, Heather R. Kirtley of Spotsylvania County, Victoria N. Smith of Stafford, and Michael L. Smith of Stafford; two great-granddaughters, Katelyn and Sarah Kirtley; one brother, Jack A. Jones and his wife, Ruby, of Meadows of Dan; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Vernon, and a brother, John R. Jones.
A funeral will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 11, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel, with the Rev. Renee Teague officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Mansfield Montague, John Rowe, Leonard Conyers, Clarence Bowling, James G. Kirtley Jr., Billy Shelton, Spencer Hudson and Leon Law.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church Picnic Shelter Fund, 1732 Brooke Rd., Stafford, Va. 22554.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Paul Charlton Heslop

Paul Charlton Heslop’s love for life ended on January 23, 2010, in his home in Springfield, Virginia, after a three year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Paul was born in Kingston, PA on June 22, 1938 to Frank C. Heslop and Dorothy B. Heslop.  He graduated from Shavertown High School in June of 1956; he enlisted in the Air Force shortly after.  He spent the next twenty years working closely with the CIA in communications.  He traveled extensively, and was stationed in Japan, England, Italy, and Turkey.  He also resided in Nebraska, Texas, and California.  After he retired, he graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a degree in business.  He then owned a successful landscaping business in Ell Dorado Hills, California.  He relocated to the East Coast to be with family and friends in 2002.
Paul was married in England to Maureen Evans in December of 1959.  The marriage ended in divorce but they remained close friends.  They have a daughter Sherry Heslop-Dazy, and a son in law, Kenneth R. Dazy, of Colonial Beach, VA.  They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Paul was preceded in death by two daughters, Jenine Louise Heslop and Leslie Lynn Brickner, and his sister, Jane Kerns.
At the time of his death, Paul and his significant other,  best friend Beverly Adams resided in Springfield, VA.  Family includes daughter Kimberly Flora; son, Matthew Adams, and five grandchildren.
Services will be held on February 15, 2010 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, in Colonial Beach, VA.  
Interment will be held in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens (formerly, Historyland Memorial Park), King George, following the service.
Paul and his family would like to extend their gratitude to John Hopkins Hospital and Oncology department for all the love, care, and support that Paul received during his struggle over the last three years.  His quality of life would not have been the same without their excellent care.
Paul will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Evercare Hospice at 40002 Legato Road, Suite 1100, Fairfax, VA, 22033.

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