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Arbutus Tompkins Vanover
Arbutus Tompkins Vanover, 66, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at her home with her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was a retired employee of the Prince William County school system and was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Lee Vanover Sr.; her parents, Frank and Nora Tompkins; and three brothers, Donnie, Buford and Cephas Tompkins.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicky and Tom Motley of Rockingham, N.C., and Patricia and Paul Walsh of Rhoadesville; one son, Boyd Lee Vanover Jr. of Colonial Beach; six grandchildren, Tommy Motley, Greg Motley, Amanda Walsh, Tracy Walsh, Morgan Vanover and Marissa Vanover; one great-grandchild, Peyton Michael Lee Walsh; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Geraldine Tompkins of Johnson City, Tenn., and Danny and Maggie Tompkins of Wise; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Norma Tardiff of Springdale, Ark., and Clayetta and Lee Hobbs of Pound; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral for Arbutus Vanover was held Sunday, July 19, at the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel in Wise, with the Rev. Randy Carter officiating. Burial followed in Shelcy Mullins Cemetery in Pound.
Donations in Arbutus Vanover's memory may be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 3302 Bourbon St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22408.
Sturgill Funeral Home, 1621 Norton Road S.W., Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.
Renee Marie SeGuine
Renee Marie SeGuine, 75, of Colonial Beach, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters, Stephanie Phipps of Glenn Dale, Md., Barbara Kaltenheuser of Washington, D.C., Donna Carter of Fredericksburg, and Angela Engelmann of Derwood, Md.; her brother, Roi SeGuine of Falls Church; her sister, Joan Beavers, of Toms Brook; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Carter, and her sisters Nonie SeGuine and Barbara Sandusky.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Colonial Beach. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
A second Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., at a future date.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Gunnery Sgt. David S. Spicer
Marine Gunnery Sgt. David Shane Spicer of Montross died Monday, July 13, 2009, outside Delhi, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces.
He proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as an explosive ordnance disposal technician. He had joined the Marines in 1994, upon graduation from high school in Ohio.
David was born Oct. 13, 1975, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Sandra and Gary Lockwood. On July 23, 2005, he married Katrina A. Thompson, who survives him. They made their home in Montross.
He was stationed for a number of years at Indian Head, Md., with CBIRF and continued his service with the Second EOD Company aboard Camp Lejune, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, David Shane Spicer II, on July 18, 2008.
In addition to his loving parents and devoted wife, he is survived by his beloved daughter, Abigail; his soon-to-be-born son, Chance; and his mother-in-law, Linda Armstrong, who resides with the family. He also leaves behind his three brothers; one sister; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, most of whom reside in Ohio.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Burial will take place with full military honors at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 23, in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation. woundedeodwarrior.org . 540/373-2766.