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Susan Lucks Gardner
Susan Lucks Gardner, born January 7, 1958, beloved wife of Paul Brian Gardner, passed away on July 6, 2009, after a long valiant battle with cancer. Susie was active in many Colonial Beach organizations, including the Colonial Beach Fdn., Party on the Potomac, the Historical Society, and the Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband Paul co-owned Blue Moon Productions and the Blue Moon Antique shop on North Irving Avenue in Colonial Beach.
She leaves behind her parents, David J. Lucks, Sr. and Elizabeth A. Lucks; stepmother Diana Wilson; brother David J. Jr.; sister-in-law Mary; nieces Megan and Rachel; step sisters Emily and Alice; aunt Jane Dowrick Whitlow and her husband Michael; uncle Charles Dowrick, Jr. and his wife Laura; as well as nephews and nieces and cousins. Also surviving are her mother and father-in-law Alice M. and Frank W. Gardner; sisters-in-law Lydia Leeds, April Gardner, and Ami Cannon.
An informal memorial service will be held at Dockside Restaurant on the point in Colonial Beach, Virginia on Thursday, July 16th at 1:00p.m., followed by a reception at St. Mary's Parish House at 2:00p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, c/o Fr. Ron Okrasinski, P.O. Box 420, Colonial Beach, Virginia, 22443. Nash & Slaw Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Virginia Manuel Atkins
Virginia Manuel Atkins, 90, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was born to George Washington Manuel and Dora Lee Gwinn Manuel on Aug. 31, 1918, in Wythe County. She was the widow of Joseph H. Atkins, who passed away in 2002.
Virginia held several retail positions while living in the Washington, D.C., area. She also was employed as a receptionist at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
Virginia enjoyed her membership at Rebecca Lodge 94, VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Daughters of Virginia, Eastern Star and the Woman's Bible class of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Virginia was predeceased by her son Steve Atkins in 2006 and by 14 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her sons David Atkins and his wife, Sandra, of Glenville, N.Y., and Joseph Atkins of Colonial Beach; three grandsons, David Robert and his wife, Mona, and Daniel and William Atkins; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Friday, July 10, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Burial was in Historyland Cemetery, King George.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8096 Leedstown Road, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Viola Haislope Mason
Viola Haislope Mason, 85, of Stafford County died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was a longtime member of St. George's Episcopal Church.
Viola was the daughter of Fannie Evelyn and Thomas Monroe Haislope, born in Millenbeck (Slab Town) in 1924. She was proud of her Northern Neck heritage and proudly claimed her position as a "Necker!"
Mrs. Mason was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Melba Packett of Warsaw.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Samuel P. Mason; her two sons, Thomas Mark Mason and Byron K. Hinton and his wife, Patricia; her grandchildren, Brandon and Ashley Hinton; and her sister, Louise White and her husband, John, of Burkeville.
Mrs. Mason was a retired civil servant from the Dept. of the Navy at Dahlgren; a life member of the Izaak Walton League for which she was a past president of the Virginia Division, and past member of the National Endowment Board. She served Stafford County for many years as a commissioner on the Wetlands Board.
The funeral service was held Saturday, July 11 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, Va. with the Rev. Larry Lenow officiating. Interment followed in the Corrottoman Baptist Church cemetery in Ottoman.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the church of one's choice or the Micah Ministries of Fredericksburg, 1013 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Robert Joseph Crowder
Robert Joseph "Bob" Crowder, 65, of Stafford County died Friday, July 10, 2009, at his home, surrounded by family after a brief and courageous battle with stomach cancer.
Bob was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Washington, D.C., where he grew up. After receiving his bachelor's degree in physics at Lynchburg College, he began his career at the Naval Weapons Laboratory, now Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, in exterior ballistics where aiming data for Navy projectiles and unguided missiles were produced. He retired in 2003, after 38 years of service, ending his career as head of the Command and Combat Control Systems Division. He was the recipient of many awards and honors, including the John Adolphus Dahlgren Award in 2000.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy S. Crowder; his three children, Robert Crowder Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Stafford, Grant Crowder and his wife, Elizabeth, of Annandale, and Sydney Crowder of Stafford; his sister, Patricia Montrief and her husband, Wayne, of Stafford; five granddaughters, Avery, Laurel, Haley, Reese and Caroline; three nephews; two nieces; and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert England Crowder and Laura Isabel Lankford Crowder.
A longtime resident of Stafford, most of his enjoyment came from his family, and from his days spent vacationing on the Chesapeake Bay in southern Maryland. He battled and beat prostate cancer in 1998, and regularly attended local prostate cancer support groups for the past 10 years, making many new friends.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 14, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. James Vaught officiating. Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, it was Bob's request that memorial contributions be made to either the Cancer Center of Virginia, 6105 Health Center Lane, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, specifying that donations be utilized for the Prostate Cancer Support Group, or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Alfred Michael Arnott
Alfred Michael Arnott, 51, of King George County died Friday, July 10, 2009, at his residence.
He was born July 21, 1957, in Morristown, N.J., to Jeanne M. Arnott and the late Alfred S. Arnott.
He worked as a senior systems engineer for Chugach at Dahlgren. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the American Legion, and was a plank owner on the USS Halyburton FFG 40.
Survivors included his wife of 25 years, Carol A. Arnott; his children, Courtney F. Silverthorn, Ph.D., and her husband, Matthew, of Gaithersburg, Md., USMC Cpl. Daniel M. Arnott of Jacksonville, N.C., and Alyssa M. Arnott of King George; his mother, Jeanne M. Arnott of Piscataway, N.J.; his brothers, Stephen Arnott and his wife, Melinda, of South Bound Brook, N.J., and Timothy Arnott of Spotsylvania County; his sister, Jill Robb and her husband, Andrew, of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Colonial Beach. Burial will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Memorial contributions may be made to wounded warriorproject.org.
Online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.
Michael R. McGinniss
Michael R. McGinniss, 45, of King George County died Sunday, July 12, 2009. He was a self-employed drywall installer and boat mechanic, who loved to sail.
He is survived by his five children: Amanda, Samantha, Michael, Ryan and Allison McGinniss; two sisters, Patricia M. Bowler and husband Billy Bowler Jr., and Jeannie M. Allison and husband Kenny Allison; a number of nieces and nephews; and his fiancee, Kelly Powers.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with Helen Lehr officiating the cere-mony. Burial will be private.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the funeral home.
Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Bertha Mae Stevens
Bertha Mae Stevens, 95, of King George, VA died Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Stevens, born March 8, 1914, was the widow of John M. "Jack" Stevens. She was the oldest member of Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women.
Survivors include her children, Marie Williams and her husband, Herbert of King George, Jean Fulford and her husband, Elton of Sarasota, Fla., John Stevens, Jr. and his wife, Ethel of Glenolden, Pa., Joseph Stevens and his wife, Loraine of Triangle, and Robert Stanley Stevens and his wife, Lorraine of Stafford County; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley Snellings and Roberta Thompson.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 16 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel with Rev. Keith Boyette and Rev. Elfie Finn-McKenzie officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 at the funeral home.