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Area Deaths - September 30, 2009

Martha E. “Daisy” English

Martha E. “Daisy” English, 87, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Alexandria, passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord whom she so loved on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009.
She is survived by her loving husband, Karl English; her son, James Beck; her daughter, Kathryn Hokenson; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her pet poodle, Princess.
A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 25, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, followed by a reception at the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

John Wayne Shea

John Wayne Shea, 62, of Dahlgren died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at his residence. Born in Portsmouth, N.H., he was a retired civil service employee at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren.
Mr. Shea was a member of the Kenmore Club in Fredericksburg and Dahlgren United Methodist Church, as well as a former member of the Dahlgren Rescue Squad and the King George Jaycees.
He is survived by his three children, Kimberly Keyser and husband Gary of King George County, Kelly Daub and husband Terry of Spotsylvania Couny, and Chris Shea and wife Jenni of King George; two brothers, Lee Shea and wife Karen of Eliot, Maine, and Louis Shea of Oxford, Maine; and 10 grandchildren.
A funeral was held  Thursday, Sept. 24, at Oakland Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Cliff Hedges and the Rev. Ed Johnson officiating. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Kenmore Club.
Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Brian Christopher Burrell

Brian Christopher Burrell, 23, of Hustle died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Rappahannock Academy, the result of an automobile accident.
Survivors include his mother, Mary B. Gaines of Hustle; his father, Floyd Allen Jr. of Clinton, Md; two brothers, Shane Allen, and Floyd A. Allen, both of Alexandria; and maternal grandmother Mary J. Burrell of Tappahannock.
A funeral was held Friday, Sept. 25, at Angel Visit Baptist Church, Dunnsville, with the Rev. Russell Smith officiating. Burial followed at Good Hope Baptist Church, Dunnsville.
A visitation took place Thursday, Sept. 24, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Matilda Baker

Matilda Baker, 82, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Heritage Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in King George.
Mrs. Baker was born on June 11, 1927, in Wynne, Ark., to Julius and Margaret Becker Baker, and resided in Memphis, Tenn., for 40 years.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Baker was predeceased by her husband, William Lee Baker Sr.
She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Stevens, and husband Eric of Fredericksburg; two sons, William “Bill” Baker Jr. of King George, and David Baker of Reston; two grandchildren, Tatiana and Jacob Stevens, both of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Pat Meade of Memphis and Rita Walters and husband James of Bentonville, Ark.; brother Herman “Bill” Ballmann of Wynne, Ark.; and a sister-in-law, Dawn Ballmann of Fargo, N.D.
The family received friends  Friday, Sept. 25, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home, Fredericksburg Chapel. A mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday Sept. 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Donald Mason Grigsby

Donald Mason Grigsby, 71, of Rollins Fork died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at his residence.
Born in Colonial Beach, Mr. Grigsby was a retired project manager at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, and was a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He also was a part-time truck farmer.
He belonged to Shiloh Baptist Church and was a member of the VFW in Colonial Beach and the American Legion in King George. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend, and will be greatly missed by all.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Doris Grigsby; his daughter, Debbie Weir and husband Tim of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Donald M. Grigsby Jr. and Darren Grigsby, both of Rollins Fork; a sister, LaVerne Patton of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Walter “Buddy” Grigsby of Colonial Beach; four grandchildren, Glenn, Lori Lea, Bryce and Blake; and great-grandchild Savannah.
A funeral was held Sunday, Sept. 27, at Shiloh Baptist Church, King George, followed by the burial in the church cemetery.
A visitation was held Saturday at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Mr. Grisby’s memory be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Morris T. “Flop” Flohr

Morris T. “Flop” Flohr I, 100, passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. He was born in York, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Romaine Spahr; his daughter, Loma Dale Norbeck; and brother Robert Flohr.
He is survived by his son, Morris T. Flohr II and his wife, Phyllis Logan Flohr, of Fairview Beach; his brother George Flohr and his wife, Geraldine, of York; five grandchildren and one stepgranddaughter; seven great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-granddaughter; and numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
While attending school, Mr. Flohr had part-time jobs delivering milk in the morning on a horse-drawn milk wagon, as well as being a newspaper delivery boy and working at a candy factory. As an adult, he was a foreman in the monotype casting room at The Maple Press. He was an active member in The Boy Scouts of America for 20 years and was recognized for his dedication by being presented the Silver Beaver award.
A funeral will held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in York. Arrangements are by Etzweiler Funeral Home, York.


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