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Area Deaths - December 30, 2009

James L. Jordan


James L. Jordan, 80, of King George County died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at his residence.
He is survived by seven daughters, Loretta John, Arlene Davis, Vernice Johnson, Brenda Jordan, Leslie Jordan, Vickie Jordan and Maricha Anderton; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
A funeral was held on Saturday, Dec. 26, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Port Royal with the Rev. Lester Harvey officiating. Burial was in the Salem Baptist Church cemetery.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.



Julia Ada Gaines


Julia Ada Gaines, 72, of Hustle departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at her residence.
She is survived by one daughter, Eleanor Diane Jackson and husband Theodore of Hustle; and three sisters, Lorraine Chambers of Fredericksburg, Ann Gray of Chicago, and Pearl Corbins of Tappahannock.
A viewing was held  Thursday, Dec. 24, at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. The funeral was held  Saturday, Dec. 26, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hustle, with the Rev. Charles Johnson, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to washingtonfh.com.

Dorothy B. Whorton

Dorothy B. Whorton, 77, of Spotsylvania County passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at her home.
Dorothy was born Sept. 25, 1932, in Amissville, the daughter of the late Athey Buckner Burke and Dissie Jenkins Burke.
Dorothy was a member of Jeffersonton Baptist Church in Jeffersonton and was gentle, compassionate and selfless.
She exemplified kindness to all who were fortunate to know her. She was first and foremost a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose faith, grace and love firmly anchored her family. She absolutely enjoyed cooking and loved to watch football and was always an avid Washington Redskins fan.
Dorothy is survived by her children, George Whorton Jr. and his wife, Margaret, of Amissville, Shirley Hope and her husband, Jim, of Fredericksburg, Edward Whorton and his wife, Martha, of Culpeper, and Loretta Becker and her husband, Mike, of Spotsylvania; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Nathan Burke of Baxley, Ga., and a sister, Pearl McConchie of Colonial Beach.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, George Marshall Whorton Sr.; two sisters, Inez Whorton and Ida Mae Clark; and two brothers, Lee Burke and Ronnie Burke.
A funeral was held Monday, Dec. 28, at the Clore-English Funeral Home, with the Rev. Marshall Braylo officiating, and being assisted by Chaplain Bob Shultz. Interment followed in Culpeper National Cemetery, 305 US Ave., Culpeper.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, Va. 22701. Condolences may be sent to clore-english.com.

Robert P. Johnson

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, Robert Pierce “Doc” Johnson, 87, went home and is now resting peacefully in the loving arms of his Heavenly Father.
Mr. Johnson served gallantly in World War II, surviving the sinking of his ship, the USS Colhoun, off the coast of Guadalcanal. He served 20 years in the Navy.
He retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren.
Doc was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Howard Johnson.
He is survived by his precious daughter, Patricia Anne Johnson Maness, and her husband, Mark, of Fredericksburg; and two brothers, James Johnson of Monterey and William B. Johnson of Fredericksburg. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Virgie Howard, brother-in-law, Carlton Howard and numerous nieces and nephews.
Doc is also survived by his “special” daughter, Stacy Lynch Muehlhauser, who cared for him with love and compassion.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, Dec. 30, in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Ford officiating.
The family received friends Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericksburg SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408, or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Ave., Locust Grove, Va. 22508.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Danny Mullins

Daniel Glenn “Danny” Mullins, 59, of Stafford County died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Mullins had worked for Stafford County as a landfill supervisor before becoming disabled. He was a member of Fredericksburg Eagles Lodge 4123.
Survivors include his daughter, Shelly Shackelford and her husband, James, and his granddaughter, Shelby Shackelford, all of Stafford; his brothers, Jimmy R. Rose of Michigan, Roger R. Rose of South Carolina, Steve Mullins of North Carolina and Frank Mullins of King George County; his sister, Barbara S. Clements of Caroline County; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Lester.
A funeral was conducted Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation-NoVA/DC Chapter, 2011 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Laura Miller

Laura Mae Northington Miller, 89, of Colonial Beach journeyed to a more peaceful existence on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009.
Laura was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Prattville, Ala., to the late Leslie and Fannie Northington.
Mrs. Miller was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Episcopal church in Oak Grove, and a dedicated attendee of the Senior Citizen’s Center in Colonial Beach.
A graduate of Autauga County High School and Massey Business College in Alabama, Mrs. Miller worked for the federal government as a secretary and stenographer for approximately 35 years at the Pentagon. She lived in the Northern Virginia area for 60 years before moving to Colonial Beach, where she had resided for the past 10 years.
Survivors include her stepdaughter, Marie Bowie and her husband, George; three grandchildren, Donna Dodd and her husband, Jimmy, Charles Bowie and his wife, Susie, and Laura Coates and her husband, Robert; 11 great-grandchildren, Chris, Lisa and Sandi Dodd, Latane Bowie, Cainon, Jordan, Leah and Karsten Coates and Buddy, Billy and Joey Gibson, all of the Colonial Beach area. She also leaves behind a sister, Patty Turner, and a brother, Mags Northington, in Alabama; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Laura was predeceased by her husband, George Francis Miller, and granddaughter Debbie B. Gibson.
A funeral was held Wednesday, Dec. 30, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oak Grove. Burial took place Thursday, Dec. 31, in National Memorial Park, Falls Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Cemetery Restoration Project, Box 370, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443; the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485; Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443; or a charity of one’s choice.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online guest book available nashandslawfh.com.

Lownes S. Leizear

Lownes Samuel “Mouse” Leizear, 87, of Oak Grove passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris E. Leizear.
Born May 11, 1922, in Hyattsville, Md., he was a son of the late Sam and Aggie Leizear. He was one of seven children.
Mouse was a proud World War II veteran, who served in the Army as a rifleman. He was wounded during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
He had a career as an operator at A.H. Smith Sand and Gravel plant in Branchville, Md. He was a member of the Branchville Volunteer Fire Co. & Rescue Squad, and a devoted member of the Neighborhood Watch in the Placid Bay community. He was a longtime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
His hobbies included woodworking, gardening, watching westerns, listening to gospel music, sharing his memories of World War II and traveling to visit friends.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Lois Griffin of Oak Grove; his son, Gregory Leizear of College Park, Md.; his daughter, Karen Espinoza of Colonial Beach; his sister, Gladys Allen of Manchester, Md.; his grandchildren, Heather and Johnny Gutridge, and Juana and Alberto Espinoza; and his great-grandchildren, Emma Trau and George Gutridge.
He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
The family  received friends Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, where a service was held, Wednesday, Dec. 30.  Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Cheltenham VA Cemetery, Cheltenham, Md.

Ulysses Edwards

Ulysses Edwards, 66, of Falmouth died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Sentara Hospital in Norfolk.
He had been employed by CMC Concrete in Manassas for more than 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Edwards; three sons, James Edwards, Vaughan Edwards and Ulysses Edwards Jr.; three daughters, Yolanda Jenkins, FiFi Williams and Alicia Evan-White; four sisters, Victoria Smith, Johnnie Mae Saunders, Margaret Lyburd and Frankie Forest; a special niece, Rosalyn Mc- Kine; and his devoted companion, Celia McKinney.
A funeral will be conducted at        1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at First Baptist Church Ambar, King George, with the Rev. William Frye officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Online guest book available at brooksfuneral home.com.

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