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Area Deaths - May 13, 2009

Fred Morris Carver

Fred Morris Carver, 86, a resident of Colonial Beach, died May 1, 2009.
A small private service was held at the Mary Washington Health Care Facility in Colonial Beach and burial followed at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
Mr. Carver had a career and retired as a professional firefighter at Engine #5 in Georgetown, D.C.  He also spent many years in the private employ of the Pepsi-Cola Company.
Mr. Carver was born in Washington , D.C. in 1923.  He grew up in D.C. and the Westmoreland County area of Virginia.  He graduated from McKinley Tech High School in D.C.  He was drafted into the Army during WWII, and was in the second wave of soldiers to land on Omaha Beach.  He was with the Army through Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, and the Battle of the Bulge.
After the War, Mr. Carver married his high school sweetheart, Lucille A, Rhame, and started a new life in Kensington, MD.  Fred and Lucille moved into the Ebb Tide Beach area of Colonial Beach in 1971.
Survivors include his sons Fred (Skip) and his wife, Brownie; Warren and his wife, Lori; grandchildren Russell Carver, Katie Spiekerman (husband, Chuck), Christopher Carver (wife, Kathy), and great-granchild, Jacob.

Guadalupe Chen

Guadalupe Chen, 83, of King George County died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the residence of her son.
A native of Mexico, she is survived by one son and one daughter, five grandchildren, and three sisters and two brothers.
A funeral was held Friday, May 8, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Port Royal.
Donations in her memory may be sent to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17th floor, Chicago, Ill. 60601, or visit AL2.org.
Online guestbook is available at brooksfuneralhome .com.

Leonard David Maza Sr.

 Leonard David Maza, Sr.,  86, died April  29, 2009, in Ocala, FL.   He was born January 12, 1923, in Chicago, IL; and was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jocelyn Nickerson Maza, and his son L. "David" Maza, Jr.
"Lenny" was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, master carpenter, talented artist, active Boy Scout Master, and avid traveler.  Legacy of his carpentry talents are enjoyed in many private homes and churches throughout Cape Cod.  Lenny moved to Hernando, FL from So. Orleans, Mass, in 2002, to care for his ailing wife and enjoy a milder climate.
Survivors include his daughter Mary L. Zappulla (Gerald) of King George; granddaughters:  Cheryl L. Feeser (Steven), of King George, VA and Angela M. Tessier of Port Royal, VA; three great-grand daughters:  LeighAnna C. Feeser, Kennedy A. Tessier, and Madison E. Tessier, and one great grandson:  E. Michael Feeser.
A graveside service and celebration of his life, will be in So. Orleans, MA, and his remains will be interned, with his wife, at Evergreen Cemetery, North Eastham, MA. later this summer.

Ester Nash Thomas

Ester Nash Thomas, 83, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.
Mrs. Thomas was a retired mathematician at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren. She was a member of Popes Creek Baptist Church and a community volunteer. She was the widow of Charles E. Thomas.
She is survived by seven siblings; numerous nieces and nephews; and close friends and a dedicated staff of caregivers.
A funeral was held Friday, May 8, at Popes Creek Baptist Church, Baynesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Popes Creek Baptist Church, c/o Elizabeth M. Nash, Box 592, Montross, Va. 22520, or Riverside Tappahannock Hospice Support Services, 658 Hospital Road, Medical Arts Building A, Suite 201, Tappahannock, Va. 22560.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral homeva.com.

Welford "Dick" DeShazo

Welford “Dick”  DeShazo, 65, life-long resident of  King George, Virginia passed away on  Thursday, May 7, 2009, surrounded by family and loved ones.
He was a member of Two Rivers Church in King George.  Soon after graduating from King George High School, Mr. DeShazo joined the Army and served in the Vietnam War.  Following his service, he began a career at the Quantico Marine Corps Base and retired in April 2005.  He was preceded in death by his parents James Buck and Virginia DeShazo, and two brothers, Howard Mitchell DeShazo and Harry Milton DeShazo.
After retirement he enjoyed the many interests he had pursued throughout his life.  He was an avid hunter and spent many wonderful days on his boat fishing.  He had many a story to tell about the ones that got away and the ones he caught.  He also loved gardening and sports, especially basketball.
He devoted most of his time to his adoring family and especially cherished the time he spent with the five grandchildren he and Joan were blessed to have.   He loved them more than life itself and would do anything for them.  They especially kept him going through the dark times of his illness.
Mr. DeShazo is survived by his dedicated and loving wife of 42 years, Joan Turner DeShazo; two sons, James DeShazo, his wife, Kerry, and their three children, Cali, Owen, and Meghan of Montpelier, Virginia; Kevin DeShazo, his wife, Amy, and their children, Caeden and Nicholas of  Middletown,  Connecticut; two sisters, Katherine Burgess and Eleanor James, both of Stafford, Virginia.
His strength and outlook during his bout with cancer was amazing.  He bravely fought with everything he had to beat the illness.  He always said he would beat it, but in the end he was ready to go to his final home above and left knowing he had done all he could on this earth.  Dick had so many friends who loved to be with him.  He will be always be missed and remembered for his courage and devotion to his family.  Throughout his illness he was an inspiration to everyone he knew and met.
A funeral service was held on Monday, May 11 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg with Rev. Peyton Wiltshire and Rev. Bob Ellinger officiating. Entombment  followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Two Rivers Church Building Fund P. O. Box 1425, King George, Va 22485.
Dick’s family wishes to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during his illness.
An online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Elizabeth G. "Pep" Lumpkin

Elizabeth G. "Pep" Lumpkin, 84, of Hustle, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel Lumpkin of Hustle; her daughter, Joyce Brown of Camp Springs, Md.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Monday, May 11, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hustle, with the Rev. Charles Johnson officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery, Supply.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

John W. Brown

John W. Brown, 86, of King George County died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He is survived by a sister, Emma Cole of Bowling Green, and a brother, James A. Brown of King George.
A funeral was held Tuesday, May 12, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Harry Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Brown family cemetery in KG.

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