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Area Deaths - April 8, 2009

Sylvia Ann Gilbert

Sylvia Ann Gilbert, 22, of Spotsylvania County died Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Alexandria.
She attended Colonial Beach schools and graduated from Spotsylvania High School in 2005. She also attended Northern Virginia Community College and had worked as a cashier and a receptionist in Spotsylvania County.
She is survived by her father, Jack Eldridge Gilbert, and stepmother, Tammy, of Dale City; her mother, Sharon D. Gilbert and stepfather, Jack R. Gilbert Jr. of Spotsylvania; her maternal grandmother, Alva L. Godwin of Colonial Beach; her paternal grandparents, Jack and Rose Gilbert of Spotsylvania; two sisters, Sabrina Lee Gilbert of Spotsylvania and Jessica Ann Gilbert of Dale City; and her niece Alexis D.M. Johnston of Spotsylvania.
A funeral was held April 3, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Wayne Gilbert officiating.
Pallbearers were Marion Franklin Godwin II, James J. Giblin, Lawrence H. Gilbert, Daniel W. Gilbert, Pete Page and Steve Williams. Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park in King George.

Louisa Lay Morton

Mrs. Louisa Lay Morton, 92, of Warsaw, formerly of Alexandria, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009. She was the widow of Woolridge Brown Morton Jr.
Mrs. Morton is survived by her son, the Rev. Woolridge Brown Morton III of Waterford; three daughters, Louisa Morton Chute of Tappahannock, Marion Morton Carroll of Baltimore, Md., and Lucie Morton Garrett of Broad Run; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at St. John's Epsicopal Church, Warsaw. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Richmond County Public Library or St. John's Episcopal Church.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral homeva.com.

Deaconess Violet Parker

Deaconess Violet Parker, 78, of King George County died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at her home.
Born Jan. 21, 1931, in Westmoreland County, she was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Colonial Beach.
She is survived by her husband, Deacon Charles Stanley Parker Sr. of King George; her mother, Mrs. Rosetta McDowney Toliver of Colonial Beach; two sons, Charles and Sherman Parker; five sisters, Mary Smith, Margie Payton, Roberta Brooks, Mildred Reed and Shirley Dowell; two brothers, John and Morris Toliver; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one uncle, Veola McDowney. She was preceded in death by her father, John Toliver.
A funeral was held  Saturday, April 4, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach.
The Rev. James White, pastor, officiated, and the Rev. Jeffery O. Smith, pastor of Union Prospect Baptist Church, Cologne, delivered the eulogy. Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Roy Winston Hoback

Roy Winston Hoback, 87, of Gainesville died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at his residence. He was formerly of Stafford County and a member of Hull's Memorial Baptist Church. He was a retired  U.S. Marine Corps master sergeant and World War II veteran and served as shop director over airplane piston and jet engine maintenance and overhauling.
Following retirement, he owned and operated Hoback's Sunoco and two other service stations in Falmouth. His third career was in heavy equipment repair, being in charge of small engine and hydraulic repairs for the Hazel Corp.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Vernon Snellings Hoback; his children, Roy and his wife, Luann, Diane, Roger, Ron and his wife, Jane, and Sharon; his brother, Ken Hicks; his sisters, Sue Coley and Wanda Ferguson; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter Carol Patterson, sister Ruby Davis and grandson Chris Carter.
He was extremely patriotic and loving, and will long be remembered for his love of God, country, Marine Corps, wife and family.
A funeral was held  Tuesday, April 7, at Hull's Memorial Baptist Church. Interment followed in Quantico National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in his name to Capital Hospice, 10530 Linden Lake Plaza, Suite 200, Manassas, Va. 20109, or to Hull's Memorial Baptist Church, 256 Enon Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22406.
Arrangements are being handled by Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

London R. Woolfolk

London R. Woolfolk, 45, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He attended Fredericksburg city schools and graduated from James Monroe High School. Prior to the decline of his health, he worked for Professional Building Maintenance for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Lewis Woolfolk; two sons, Carlos and Demetrice Ferguson of Fredericks- burg; his mother, Frances Woolfolk; one sister, Melissa Renee Lewis and husband Richard Stevenson; two brothers, Eddie Woolfolk Jr. and his wife, Emma, and Gregory Woolfolk and his wife, Donna, all of Fredericksburg; his father- and mother-in-law, Frederick B. and Josephine Brown of King George County; one sister-in-law, Virginia Brown, of Fredericksburg; three brothers-in-law, Larry Lewis and his wife, Celane, of Fredericksburg, Mark Lewis and his wife, Rachel, of Ladysmith, and Chester Lewis and his wife, Michelle, of Culpeper; and one special niece, Ni' Asia J. "NiNi" Winfree, of Spotsylvania County. He also is survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
A funeral was held  Monday, April 6, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Anthony M. Jones officiating. Burial and family repast was held at St. Stephen's Baptist Church, King George, immediately following the service.

Thomas M. Madatic

Thomas M. Madatic, 58, of King George County passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He had retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren. Tom was an avid woodworker and had planned and built his timber-framed home.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne; his sons, T. Jared, Jed M. and Jacob I.; and many family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.
A funeral will be held April 8, at Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home in Latrobe, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. April 18, at his church, Peace Lutheran, in King George.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church.

Robert Lee Morris

Robert Lee Morris, 72, of Colonial Beach, Virginia, formerly of Manassas, Virginia passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009 at his home.
He had retired from the VDOT Merrifield Residency and was an antique car enthusiast.
Mr. Morris is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Annette "Ann"; one brother, James and wife Diana; four sons, Bobby Lee, Eddie and wife Debbie, Darrell and Robbie; one daughter, Betty Jo and husband Bob; one step daughter, Missie Ridgeway and her husband Bruce and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday April 6, 2009 at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas with the Rev. Gene Wells officiating.  Interment followed at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas, VA.
Expressions of sympathy may  be  contributions to Mary Washington Hospice 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 in memory of Robert Lee Morris.
Condolences may be sent to www.piercefh.com

Danny Dean Sanders

Danny Dean Sanders, 62, of King George County went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Sanders was a member and an usher at Mountain View Baptist Church. He was an avid bass fisherman and enjoyed classic cars and working on his 1969 Camaro. Danny also loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his children, Teresa Roberson and her husband, Darrell, and Patricia Clift and her husband, Monty, all of Stafford County, and Gary Sanders and his wife, Kristina, Jason Sanders and his wife, Candice, and Jonathan Sanders, all of King George; eight grandchildren, Brittany Clift, John Clift, Ashley Sanders, Crystal Roberson, Casey Sanders, Courtney Sanders, Austin Sanders, and Emily Carol Sanders; four brothers, Tuck Sanders of Sumerduck, Dexter Sanders of Culpeper County, Edgar Sanders of Kentucky and Randall Sanders of Florida; and one sister, Debbie Sturgill of Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Carol Sanders.
A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday, April 8, at Mountain View Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Robinson and the Rev. Willis A. Dempsey officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Don Fike, Bob Stevens, Jeff Lenox, Steve Dempsey, Clayton Clark and Paul Atkinson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain View Baptist Church Building Fund, 6713 Passapatanzy Dr., King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Christine Lee Lewis

Christine Lee Lewis, 95, of Burgess passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009.
She was born in the Shiloh area of King George County to Thomas E. Lee Sr. and Elizabeth Garber Lee. Christine had retired as assistant postmistress, and was a member of Fairfields Baptist Church in Burgess.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Lee Lewis, and a sister, Geraldine Lee McDaniel.
She is survived by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Saunders and her husband, Robert, of Alexandria; one brother, T. Eldred Lee Jr. and his wife, Nannie, of Fredericksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 A funeral was held Tuesday, April 7. Burial  followed in Fairfields Baptist Church Cemetery.
 Memorial contributions may be made to Northumberland Volunteer Rescue Squad, Box 1, Reedville, Va. 22539.
  Online remembrances may be made at faulknerfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Cecelia a. DeShazo

Cecelia Ann Dobson "Celie" DeShazo, 68, of King George County, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in King George on March 19, 1941, Celie was the daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and Louise Howard Dobson.  She also was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth L. Dobson.
She is survived by her loving husband of more than 49 years, James B. DeShazo; one brother, Donald E. Dobson; three children, Shelia A. DeShazo Rollins and her husband, Gerry, James Bryan DeShazo and his wife, Linda, and Troy E. DeShazo and his wife, Belinda; five grandchildren: Scott Rollins, and Brittney, Brandy, Samantha and Ryan DeShazo; and several nieces and nephews.
Celie was a generous contributor to her church.  She served the Lord as a choir member and Sunday school teacher, and participated on several committees and numerous special functions.  In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, crafts and doll collecting.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Potomac Baptist church, with the Rev. Dennis L. Newton, pastor, officiating.  
 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Potomac Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Box 701, King George, VA 22485.
Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George is handling the arrangements.

Edward Walter Potter

Edward Walter Potter, 69, of King George County passed away Friday, April 3, 2009, at his home.
Edward's family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon Thursday, April 9, at Franconia Penecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 7146 Beulah St., Alexandria. A funeral celebrating his life will be held at noon at the church. Interment will follow in Schurtz Cemetery.
Friends may send online condolences to Edward's family at foundandsons.com.

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