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John B. "Johnny" Ransone
John Berkley "Johnny" Ransone, 50, of Lexington Park, MD, formerly of Colonial Beach, VA, died April 16, 2009 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Home in Lexington Park, MD after a long illness.
Survivors include one son, Brandon, of Hollywood, MD; his mother, Blanche J. Ransone; a sister, Dale R. Sawdy and husband Cecil G., all of Colonial Beach; two uncles, Garnet B. Jett of Colonial Beach, and Keith W. Slocum of Avon Park, FL; a niece, Shannon S. Jernigan of King George; several cousins; and a dear friend, Barbara Jones of Lexington Park, MD.
Mr. Ransone was a member of the Order of DeMolay and attended Colonial Beach School. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and served for seven years. He was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO., Frankfurt, Germany, and Fort Campbell, KY. He worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center for several years. In 1996 he moved to Lexington Park, MD and worked for Goot Oil Co. and Southern Maryland Oil Company.
A private service will be held at a later date.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Margaret Elizabeth W. Welch
Margaret Elizabeth Whittemore Welch, 74, of Falmouth passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, at her home after a brief struggle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Margaret was born April 17, 1934, in Buncombe County, N.C., to the late Harry Martin and Ruth Elizabeth Dillingham Whittemore. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1952, and was a retired federal employee. The majority of her service was with the D.C. Department of Corrections in Lorton, Fairfax County.
She moved to Falmouth in 1992. In the years since retirement, she enjoyed working in her yard and nurturing the many flowers and plants surrounding her home. She was an avid follower of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. and a loyal fan of the Washington Redskins.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, William "Bill" Welch; her youngest son, Richard "Bart" Welch; and brothers James "Jim" Whittemore and John "Johnny" Whittemore.
She is survived by her sons and their spouses: Wes and Diane Welch of Springfield; Les Welch of Harrisonburg; Ash and Lisa Welch of Warrenton; and Kelley and Peggy Welch of Stafford County. She also is survived by her six grandchildren: Matt and Dan Welch of Springfield, Taylor Welch of Warrenton, Chip Welch of Stafford, and Britteny and Richie Welch of North Carolina; an aunt, Faye Whittemore Robinson; sister-in-law Kay Whittemore; nephew Mark Whittemore; and numerous other relatives, all of North Carolina.
Margaret also leaves behind her lifelong friend and sister-in-spirit, Doris Caton of Stafford, as well as her dear friend, Paul Bohrer of Colonial Beach.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Washington Hospice, c/o Mary Washington Hospital Founda-tion, 2600 Mary Washington Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Lacy M. Richardson
Lacy M. Richardson of Sandston departed this life Monday, April 13, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Pearl Richardson.
He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Coombs and her husband, Ron; his grandsons, Jack and Joshua Coombs; his two sisters, Dorothy Merryman and Edna Lee; his nephew, Joe Minter; his niece, Linda Beer; and his devoted friend of 17 years, Joan Ferrell.
He was a member and past master of Babcock Lodge 322 and a deacon at Round Hill Baptist Church in King George County.
A funeral was held Friday, April 17, at Nelsen Funeral Home in Richmond, VA. Interment followed in Washington Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Round Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 467, King George, Va. 22485.
Gary B. Mayer
Gary B. Mayer, 58, of King George County went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 12, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his family.
A native of New Jersey, Gary worked for several years with his father at Haywood Auto Body Shop. He had been employed by Mary Washington Hospital until his illness.
Survivors include his loving wife, Marian Scott Mayer; two daughters, Tiffany Campbell Johnson of Fredericksburg and Kemisha Mayer Roper of Cameron, N.C.; one son, David Wayne Scott and his wife, Diane, of Tappahannock; and his stepmother, Mary Mayer of King George. He also leaves to cherish his memory two sisters, Ruth Mayer-Martin and her husband, Walter, of Linden, N.J., and LaVerne Mayer of King George; three brothers, Haywood Sr., and Edward Mayer, both of Rahway, N.J., and George Mayer of Jackonsville, Fla.; his godmother, Bernice Mason; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Frye and her husband, Willis, of King George and Bernice Lumpkin of Fredericksburg; one brother-in-law, William Scott and his wife, Sharon, of King George; and his devoted friends, Rachel Lewis, Gloria Jett, Tina Vaughan, Crystal Frye, Kim Hopkins and Cynthia Beverly Freeman.
He was preceded in death by a brother Timothy Mayer.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, April 18, at Antioch Baptist Church, King George. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Lee Funeral Home of King George, handled the arrangements.
Virginia Berry Grimes
Virginia Berry Grimes, 83, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was the widow of Allen J. "Sug" Grimes.
Mrs. Grimes worked for many years at J.J. Newberry in Fredericksburg and later worked for several years at Giant Food in Fredericksburg. She was a longtime member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. Virginia was a beloved mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her family.
Survivors include her son, Thomas B. Grimes and his wife, Eileen, of Fredericksburg; her daughter, Deborah G. Stroud and her husband, Dennis, of King George County; her grandchildren, Wendy Hallenbeck and her husband, Jeff, Thomas B. Grimes Jr., Christy Noakes, Donald L. Jett Jr. and his fiancee, Cheryl Crane, Dennis Scott Stroud and his wife, Tracey, and Lauren Ashley Stroud; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren; her sister, Joann Carpenter and her husband, Ralph, of Stafford County; her brother, William Berry, of Fredericksburg; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Saturday, April 18, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel with the Rev. Nancy Compher officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were David Carpenter, Scott Carpenter, Ronnie Payne, Jeff Newton, Charles Newton and Jeff Hallenbeck.
Memorials may be made in her name to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.
Mildred C. "Mickey" Bailey
Mildred Collins "Mickey" Bailey of King George County passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 14, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ralph Stuart Bailey.
She is survived by her four children, Mildred Stuart Austin, Mary Harter Bailey, Collins Andrew Bailey and his wife, Pam, and William Frederick Bailey and his wife, Judy; and four grandchildren, Joshua and his wife, Elizabeth, Caleb, John and Mary Hannah. Also surviving are her two greyhounds, Ollie and Magic.
The family received friends Saturday at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond, Va. 23230, before the funeral service. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greyhound Pets of America, Richmond Chapter, Box 70811, Richmond, Va. 23255.
Jean Rebecca Wheeler
Jean Rebecca Wheeler, 68, of Bowling Green died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by five sisters, Pauline Lomax and Evelyn Blaze, both of Ruther Glen, Roberta Cook of Spotsylvania County, Joanne Lewis of Fredericksburg and Flossie Lewis of Port Royal; three brothers, Otis Wheeler of Supply, Ernest Ellis of Spotsylvania, and Jessie Wheeler of King George County; her devoted companion, Harry Childs of Bowling Green; and devoted friend and caregiver, the Rev. Cynthia Golden of Bowling Green.
A funeral was held Saturday, April 18, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Supply, with the Rev. Irving Woolfolk officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Online guestbook is available at brooksfuneralhome .com.
Susan Brent Mullen
Susan Brent Mullen, 41, of King George County passed away peacefully Thursday, April 16, 2009, at home, surrounded by her family and friends. Susan had fought a courageous battle with cancer.
Susan retired after 22 years of service as a vehicle maintenance coordinator at Hilldrup Moving and Storage in Stafford County. She was a member of Potomac Baptist Church in King George.
Susan enjoyed playing bingo and cards, and spending time with her family and friends. She also was a proud supporter of the "River Rat Racing" team. She was a 1985 graduate of King George High School.
Susan is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, Stephen Mullen, and their three beautiful daughters, Brandy Brent of King George, and Brittany Mullen and Breanna Mullen, both of the home; and her two grandsons, Ty and Thomas of King George. She also is survived by her mother, Mildred Brooks, her brother, Rusty Brooks, and her sister, Teresa Heironimus, all of King George; and numerous nieces and nephews. Susan was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Brent, and her stepfather, Rosser Brooks.
A celebration of Susan's life was held Sunday, April 19, at Potomac Baptist Church, King George, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund.
Online condolences are available at nashandslawfh. com.
Robert T. Johnson
Robert T. Johnson, 72, of Montross died Friday, April 17, 2009, at his daughter's home in Colonial Beach. Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
Cyrus B. Jackson
Cyrus B. Jackson, 55, of Washington, D.C., formerly of King George County, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Washington Hospital Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.