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Area Deaths - May 27, 2009

Estelle Green Huddleson

Estelle Green Huddleson, 65, of King George County died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at the home of her brother Kelley Green.

She was a member of Montague Baptist Church; and worked at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., for 12 years; worked at the King George Elementary School cafeteria from 2002 until 2005, and was a greeter at Wal-Mart. She also was a member of the VFW 3103 Ladies Auxiliary in Fredericksburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Huddleson; her parents, John and Sissie Green; her brothers, Stanley, John Jr. and Harold; and her sisters, Elizabeth Garnett and Jean Minter.

She is survived by her sister Virgie Farmer of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Kelley and Aubrey Green of King George; 20 nephews and nine nieces; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and three Godchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 23, at Montague Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Kenneth Brooks officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.

Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Online condolences may be posted at nashandslawfh.com.

Grace R. Barr

Grace R. Barr, 86, of Westmoreland County died Monday, May 18, 2009. She was the widow of George W. Barr.

She is survived by her three children, Mary Jane Foster, Billy L. Patterson and Jerry L. Patterson; one brother; three sisters; and a number of grandchildren.

A funeral was held  Thursday, May 21, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with burial in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Cynthia L. J. Pennington

Cynthia Lynn Johnson Pennington, 46, departed this life Sunday, May 17, 2009.
She was proceeded in death by her paternal grandparents, Gayter Johnson and Nora B. Johnson, and maternal grandparents Curtis E. Vint and Alta M. Vint; her sister, Tina M. Johnson; and an uncle, Johnny E. Johnson Sr.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 25 years, Thomas Pennington Sr.; her daughters, Tina M., Hannah and Destiny, and sons, Thomas Jr. and Justin, all of Colonial Beach, and son Douglas E. Johnson of Logan, W.Va., two stepchildren, Chasity of Bristol and Joshua of Lynco, W.Va.; and four step-grandchildren; her parents, Douglas and Brenda Johnson of Lynco; a sister, Lisa Johnson White; two nephews, Kurtis and Neal of Oceana, W.Va.; several special relatives, and her many friends left behind.

A celebration of Cindy's life was held Thurday, May 21, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

A gathering of friends and family was held at the Westmoreland Civic Center after the service.

Doris Haynie Newton

Doris Haynie Newton of Georgetown, Del., formerly of King George County, died peacefully at her home on Monday, May 18, 2009. She would have celebrated her 93rd birthday on May 29. She was the only child of Augustus G. Haynie and Estelle Cookman Haynie.

A Virginia native, Mrs. Newton was born in Walnut Point, and was reared in Colonial Beach. Upon graduating high school in a class of four, she completed a business degree at Strayer Business School in Washington, D.C. She married her beloved husband, Ralph V. Newton, who died in 1997, after 55 years of marriage.

She was predeceased by three half-brothers, Bailey Haynie, Bud Haynie and Otis Haynie.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy N. Mitchell and husband Eldon and granddaughter Leslie M. Robinson, all of Georgetown. She also leaves behind four great-grand-dogs, Sassy Sue, Trixley, Duke and Charlie, who dearly loved spending time with her.
Also surviving are two sister-in-laws, Lucy Haynie of Reedville, and Lucille McGuire of Hopewell, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to enjoying hobbies of knitting, eating out and playing the piano, Doris and Ralph enjoyed their times on Windy Hill Farm, where they raised Aberdeen Angus cattle. She was a member of the Leedstown Resolution Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Most importantly, she loved her home church, Potomac Baptist, where she had played the piano and organ for over 40 years. She will be remembered as a devoted Christian wife, mother and grandmother who never found a need to complain.

A visitation was held Thursday May 21, in the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E Market St., Georgetown. A funeral was held on Friday, May 22, in the Chapel of Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, 1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg.  Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Crossroads Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown, Del. 19947.

Nancy Louise Chinn

Nancy Louise Chinn, 59, of Waco, Texas, daughter of James T. and Louise Hawkins Chinn of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Nancy graduated in 1968 from James Monroe High School, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at Radford University and completed her doctorate in modern American literature in 1982 at Florida State University.

Nancy taught American literature for more than 27 years in the Baylor University English Department. She leaves a legacy in the lives of the Baylor students, graduate and undergraduate.

Nancy is survived by her husband, David Longfellow; her son, Nathaniel; her parents; and sisters Margaret Hartsell of New Bern, N.C., Susan Busch of Richmond, and Annette Schaul of King George County, as well as their husbands and children.

Family visitation was held Friday, May 22, at Lake Shore Baptist Church, Waco, with a memorial service planned Saturday, May 23, also at the church.

A Celebration of Life service will be held this summer in Fredericksburg.

Contributions can be made in honor of Nancy to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9211 Waterford Centre Blvd., Suite 275, Austin, Texas 78758.

The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the memorial guest book at wilkirsonhatchbailey .com.

Rev. Dr. Ben Jones, Jr

The Rev. Dr. Ben Jones Jr., 59, of Spotsylvania County died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. He was the pastor of Little Ark Baptist Church, Owens.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jones, and two daughters, Nia and Imani Jones, all of Spotsylvania; two sisters and two brothers, and his LABC family.

A funeral was held Sunday, May 24, at Little Ark Baptist Church, Owens, with the Rev. Nathan Butler officiating.

A second service was held Tuesday, May 26, at New Psalmist Baptist Church, 4501 Old Frederick Road, Baltimore, Md. 21229, with Bishop Walter S. Thomas officiating.
Arrangements are by Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.

 An online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Robert William Getty, Jr.

Robert William Getty Jr., 87, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Getty was a U.S. Navy veteran, who served during World War II aboard the USS Philadelphia.

Survivors include his son, Dennis W. Getty, and his wife, Barbara, of Spotsylvania County; his daughter, Susan G. Lancaster, and her companion, Michael Payne, of King George County; and his grandson, Bruce W. Getty, and his wife, Janet. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret P. Getty, his sister, Doris McGee, and his grandson, Ryan C. Lancaster.

A graveside service was held Saturday, May 23, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Stephen D. Hay officiating.

Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

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