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Area Deaths - May 20, 2009

June Sullivan

June Sullivan, 83, of Tappahannock died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Ashley Ann Fricke and Crystal Ann Fricke; and her brother, Allen Ronald Stevens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Sullivan; her son, Jimmy Stevens; and her daughter, Elizabeth Fricke.
Services will be private.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Robert E. Larman

Robert E. Larman 54, of King George County passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, at his home.
Born in Washington, D.C., Robert is survived by two sons, Robert Larman McCormick of Charles Town, W.Va. and Joey Larman of Gaithersburg, Md.; one daughter, Tammy Hardy Larman of Malboro, Md.; two stepchildren, Todd Christian and Jessica New, both of the home; and eight grandchildren: Timothy and Marcus Hardy, Kimberland and Selena Larman, Blake Christian, Autumn Dawn Kidd, Daniel New Jr., and his best little buddy, Samuel Ray New. Also surviving is his companion of eight years, Reda Christian of King George, whom he loved dearly and his sister-in-law, Samantha Hill, whom he loved as a sister.
He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Robert E. and Hazel A. Larman, and his beloved and well-remembered sister.
A funeral celebrating Robert's life was held  Thursday, May 14, at the funeral chapel of Found & Sons, Fredericksburg, with Pastor Patrick Davis officiating.  Interment followed in the Sparks Family Cemetery, 1160 Brooke Road, Falmouth.
Pallbearers were his best friend Stanley I. "Butch" LiCalzi, James "Jimmy" Shelton, his son-in-law Daniel New, his nephew Jake Kidd, Trevor McHugh and Jason Rodgers.
Online condolences may be expressed to Robert's family at      foundandsons .com.

Neva Jean Bosworth

Neva Jean Bosworth, 77, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday May 9, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was born April 9, 1932, in Galloway, W.Va., a daughter of the late Sidney Duvall and Madeline Hunt Duvall Tenney. She was united in marriage Oct. 27, 1957, to Robert L. Bosworth, who preceded her in death in 1984.
Survivors include one sister, Carolyn Duvall Schoudt, wife of the late George Schoudt of Tucker, Ga.; two nephews, Gregory and wife Pat Schoudt of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Jeff and wife Doris Hardin of Warren, Ohio; two nieces, Penny and husband Darrell Hite of Leesburg, S.C., and Kelly Hardin of Southington, Ohio; and several great-nieces, nephews and cousins.
Neva helped rear two nephews, Eric and wife Hope Bosworth, and David Bosworth, both of King George County.
She was preceded in death by one sister; Phyllis Duvall Hardin.
Neva was owner and operator with her husband of the Paul Baker potato chip company in Colonial Beach from 1972 to 1980, She worked for the Department of Defense for the Army division at the Pentagon for years and, after retiring, returned to her role as a homemaker. She completed one year at Fairmont State College.
Neva loved making wreaths and floral arrangements, and she was a Methodist by faith.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 13th at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi, W.Va., with the Rev. Alicia Rapking officiating.  Interment  followed in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.
  Condolences may be expressed to the family at wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.

Allen Perry "J.R." Sweeney

Allen Perry "J.R." Sweeney, 65, of King George County died Sunday, May 10, 2009.
Born March 16, 1944, in Washington, D.C., Mr. Sweeney was a baker for Safeway Stores for 24 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam era. He was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church in King George.
He was a guitar musician for 50 years and played for a longtime group known as Canyon Creek. He was an avid Redskins fan and enjoyed most being with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Sweeney; four sons, David A. Sweeney of Waldorf, Md., David W. Johnson and his wife, Joy, of King George, Joshua Johnson and his wife, Allison, of Ruther Glen, and Matthew Vargas and his wife, Mabel, of King George; eight daughters: Cindy Christopher and her husband, James, of Spotsylvania County, Regina Wathen and her husband, Lewis, of Mechanicsville, Md., Tina Donaldson and her husband, Bobby, of Hughesville, Md., Terry Sweeney of Calvert County, Md., Hollie Sweeney of Laurel, Md., Sharon Hall of Charlotte Hall, Md., Dorothy Brooks and her husband, VaDawn, of King George, and Jessica Sisco and her husband, Robert, of Spotsylvania; two brothers, Roger Baugher of Hopewell and Lonnie DuBeau of Silver Spring, Md.; two sisters, Phyllis Moran and Barbara Ridney, both of Bowie, Md.; and mother-in-law Ruby Burch. He also is survived by 31 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sweeney was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Sweeney and Anna Agnes Dalton; his father-in-law, John E. Burch Sr., and his brother Clay DuBeau.
A funeral was held Wednesday, May 13, at Raymond Funeral Chapel, La Plata, Md., with Pastor Lester Curtis officiating. Interment followed in the United Methodist Church cemetery in Dentsville, Md.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Sweeney's memory may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Arrangements are entrusted to Raymond Funeral Service, P.A., 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, Md. 20646.

Kathryn "Babe" Turley Lane

Kathryn "Babe" Turley Lane, 76, of Frederick County died Thursday, May 7, 2009, in a local nursing facility.
Mrs. Lane was born in 1932, in California, the daughter of the late Elmer and Marie Ruth Turley. She was a homemaker.
Her husband, Charles W. Lane, whom she married June 23, 1951, preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1996.
Surviving are her daughters, Cathy Schultz and her husband, Daryle, of Winchester, and Patricia Holliday and her husband, Robert, of Wintergreen; her son, Michael Lane and his wife, Sharyn, of Colonial Beach; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Chuck Turley and his wife, Barbara, of Delaware. Two sisters, Evelyn Rhodes and Margie Duval, preceded her in death.
A memorial service was conducted Sunday, May 17, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, in Winchester. Interment will be in Quantico National Cemetery, on Friday, May 29, at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, Va. 22601.
Sign guestbook at ompsfuneralhome.com.

Ollie Oliver Olive

Ollie Oliver Olive, 74, of Stafford County, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Ollie was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4123. He had retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, after 26 years of service. He served in the National Guard, and was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of five years, Polly Olive; his son, Francis Bennett Olive and his best friend, Trina Erwin, of Spotsylvania County; two grandsons, John Taylor Olive and Samuel Thomas Olive; a niece, Carol Ann Gulick; a nephew, Cliff Payne; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers were James Clarke, Dale Craig, Butch Williams, Gregg Harding, Cliff Payne and Maurice Burton. Honorary pallbearers included John Taylor Olive and Samuel Thomas Olive.
Ollie was predeceased by his first wife, Crystal H. Olive; his father and mother, Aubin and Bertha Olive; and his sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Murlie Pates.
A funeral service was held Friday, May 15, at Found & Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Services, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Carroll Markham and the Rev. M. Paul Curry officiating. Interment took place in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be sent to Ollie's family at foundandsons.com.

Margaret C. Wholey

Margaret Coates Wholey, 88 of Fredericksburg died Friday, May 15, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff  Wholey; Kevin F. Wholey and wife, Virginia, all of Fredericksburg; brother, Frank Coates, Jr. of Colonial Beach; three sisters, Edna Adkins of Fredericksburg, Barbara Owens of Montross and Gladys Coates of King George; four grandchildren, Chris Wholey, Samantha Wholey, Logan Wholey and Shannon Wholey.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 19, at Covenant Funeral Service Fredericksburg Chapel. Burial will be at 11a.m. Wednesday, May 20 at Quantico National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Processing Center Box 5216 Glen Allen, VA  23058 or to the Alzheimer’s Association 2217 Princess Anne St. Suite 106-1F Fredericksburg, VA  22401.
Online guestbook at covenantfuneralservice.com.

William B. "Billy" Spencer

William Burnley "Billy" Spencer, 59, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital following a brief bout with cancer.
Mr. Spencer retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren after 32 years of service, having worked in the electric shop and the J Department. He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Debbie Spencer; two daughters, Lorie Bland and her husband, Timmy, and Renee Brown and her husband, Bear; his sister, Diana Payne and her husband, Earl; three grandchildren, Brandon, Michael and Devinn; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Monday, May 18, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Bruce Lee, Dan Dolan, Jimmy Franklin, Buzz Quesenberry, Timmy Bland and Bear Brown.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Gregory Vincent Marsh

Gregory Vincent Marsh, 71, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, May 17, 2009.
He was the widower of Nancy Williams Marsh.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin G. Marsh of Farnham and William D. Marsh of Colonial Beach; a daughter, Robin M. Phillips of Haynesville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandaughter.
A funeral was held  Tuesday, May 19, at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel, 17546 Kings Highway, Montross.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 4600 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

Florence Anna L. R. Stuerzel

Florence Anna Lillian Ramm Stuerzel passed away peacefully on May 16, 2009 supported by family and friends.
She was born October 15 1919 in Bronx, NY to Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Bruning) Ramm.  She attended school in NY, graduating from Theodore Roosevelt High.  Florence married John F. Stuerzel on April 25, 1943 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bronx NY.
Preceded in death by her husband John and brothers Herbert, Henry and Ferdinand Ramm, she is survived by her sister Eleanor Schaefer of Youngston, FL; her three children, Katherine E. Phillips, John F. Stuerzel III, and Richard G Stuerzel; six grandchildren: Beth Phillips, Neil Phillips, Gretchen Stuerzel, Elizabeth Stuerzel Helsel, John F, Stuerzel, IV and Arianne Stuerzel and her great grandson, Jonathan Spencer Phillips.  She is also survived by ten nieces and three nephews.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1938, Worthy Matron in the Bronx as well as Westchester and Grand Representative to Minnesota.  She was active in Scouts, VFW, American Legion, long time member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church and a member of the Croton Senior Citizens organization.  
She was employed by Gristede Brothers in the Bronx until her move to Croton.  There she was employed by the Croton Cortland News and Our Savior Lutheran Church.
She moved to King George, VA in 1999 to live with her daughter, Katherine.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00p.m. Friday, May 22 at Dahlgren United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
A later service will be held at Croton-on-the-Hudson, NY.

Paul F. Guy

Paul F. Guy, 89, of Stafford County died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Guy had retired from the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of World War II, having served at the Guadalcanal in the fall of 1942. He later retired as a water plant operator at Quantico. He was a member of the American Federation of Government Employees, Local No. 1786.
He is survived by Nellie Kendall Guy, his wife of 68 years; four children, Judy Metz of Bay St. Louis, Miss., Paul Guy Jr. of King George County, Beverly Grace Brown of Melbourne, Fla., and Winnie Sullivan of Stafford; two sisters, Rene Watson and Annie Sampson of Troy, Tenn.; and 43 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 21, in Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abundant Life Assembly of God, 200 Onville Road, Stafford, Va. 22556.
Arrangements are being handled by Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Reverend Dr. Ben Jones, Jr.

The Reverend Dr. Ben Jones Jr. of Spotsylvania County died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
He was the Pastor of Living Ark Baptist Church in King George and well respected throughout the community.

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