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Area Deaths - April 15, 2009

Harry Gene Taylor

   Harry Gene Taylor, 84, of King George County died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Taylor was a World War II Marine Corps veteran, having served as a sniper scout, and was a member of the Sniper Scout Association. He was a retired computer specialist for the Veteran's Administration and a member of National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. He also was also a member of Kingdom Baptist Church.
   Harry loved the Lord and spent over 30 years in the study of the Book of Revelations, writing many articles and accumulating an untold wealth of knowledge concerning the Last Days.
   Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margaret G. Taylor; his son, S. Gene Taylor and his wife, Mary, of Spotsylvania County; his step-daughter Norma Faulconer of Stafford County; his grandchildren: Jennifer Williams, Justin Taylor, Ralph Faulconer Jr., Troy Faulconer and Ricky Faulconer; 10 great-grandchildren; his sister Rose Burch of Amarillo, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   A funeral was held Friday, April 10, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel with the Rev. Craig A. Poston and the Rev. Willis A. Dempsey officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
   Memorials may be made in his name to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, or to Kingdom Baptist  Church, 1717 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
   Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Helen Stewart Jones

   Helen Stewart Jones, Ed. D., 94, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, after an extended illness.
Dr. Jones was born Dec. 22, 1914, in Stafford County. She attended Stafford public schools. In 1936 she graduated from Mary Washington College and embarked on a career in education. She taught in Gloucester County and the cities of Emporia and Alexandria before returning home in 1965 to Stafford, where she served as director of guidance at Stafford High School until her retirement in 1980.
   Throughout her life, she was dedicated to the education of young people at all levels.
   Dr. Jones earned a master's degree from George Washington University in 1950, and her doctorate from American University in 1970. Her doctoral thesis was a 400-page document entitled "A Historical Study of Public Education in Stafford County from 1865 to 1965."
   Throughout her life, Dr. Jones was dedicated to preserving historic sites, buildings and history in general. She was a founding member of Historic Falmouth Towne and Stafford Inc., now known as the Stafford County Historical Society. She was active in Citizens to Serve Stafford, the Northern Neck Historical Society, the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, the Wilderness Society and the Fredericksburg Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Virginia.
   In 1991, the University of Mary Washington honored Dr. Jones with the Distinguished Alumna Award. The Stafford Historical Society in 2001 named Dr. Jones as one of its Keepers of Knowledge. Her efforts and generosity saved "The Little Red Barn" from destruction. The historic barn was moved, at her expense, from the Hartwood Elementary School property to her land and remains there today to commemorate the agricultural heritage of the region.
   Hartwood Presbyterian Church was foremost in Dr. Jones' mind and heart. Through her efforts, the church has been placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. Jones was a devoted member of the church. All her actions were guided by her deep faith.
   Dr. Jones is survived by several cousins, including Thomas L. Segar and his wife, Barbara, and her devoted companion and caregiver Mary Combs.
   A funeral was held Saturday April 11, at Hartwood Presbyterian Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
   Honorary pall bearers were Curtis Dickinson, Norman Steak, Kenneth Houchin, Walter Embrey, Sandy Helms, John Pearce and Phyllis Sprague.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hartwood Presbyterian Church, 50 Hartwood Church Road, Hartwood, Va. 22406, or to the University of Mary Washington Foundation, 1119 Hanover St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
   Services for Dr. Jones are under the care of Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

Edward Baumgardner

   Edward Baumgardner, 62, of King George County passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, at his home.
   Edward was a Vietnam War veteran and an avid fisherman with strong family values.
   Edward is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jane; his sons, Chris and David; his daughters, Deborah and Jennifer; his mother, Mary Baumgardner; his sister, Mary Lee Elliott; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   A funeral celebrating Edward's life was held Tuesday, April 14, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper. Interment    followed in Culpeper National Cemetery.
   Online condolences may be expressed to Edward's family at foundandsons .com.

Rodney Linwood Belcher, Sr.

   Rodney Linwood Belcher Sr., 72, of Sealston, formerly of Mathews County, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at his home.
   Survivors include his wife, Margaret Belcher of Sealston; three sons, Rodney L. Belcher Jr. of Wake, Franklin C. Belcher of Spotsylvania County and Carlton L. Belcher of Mathews; a sister, Shirley McGrory of Florida; and 13 grandchildren.
Services will be private.
   Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Sarah E. Dye

   Sarah E. Dye, 83, of Haymarket died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Heritage Hall Rehabilitation Center in King George County.
   Sarah was born March 7, 1926, in Falmouth. She was the daughter of the late Archie and Susan Burton. Mrs. Dye was preceded in death by her husband, William Gaines Dye, and one son, Milton Green Jr.
   Surivivors include a son, Harold "Buzzy" Green and his wife, Pam, of Fredericksburg; and one daughter, Leathea Raye Sliger and her husband, Don, of Strasburg. Also left behind are daughter-in-law Jenny Green, the widow of her late son Milton, of Colonial Beach. She was known by her nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren as "Nannie."
   Sarah was a wonderful mother and a dedicated Nannie to many, and she will be greatly missed.
   A funeral was held Wednesday, April 15, at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, where the  internment followed. The Rev. Timmy Dobson officiated at the service.
   Arrangements were entrusted to Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Manassas, under the direction of Michael Davis. Please sign the online guest book at bakerpostfh.com.

Richard W. "Ricky" Carpenter

   Richard William "Ricky" Carpenter Jr., 57, of Colonial Beach died Friday, April 10, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital, as a result of an automobile accident in King George County.
   Ricky was a native of Falmouth and the son of the late Richard and Peggy Carpenter. He was a park ranger for Westmoreland State Park and co-owner of J III Specialties with his son, Richie, who was with him at the time of the accident.
   Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Jackie K. Carpenter; two daughters, Karen Weimer and her husband, Michael, and their son, Truman, Melissa Berner and her husband, Jeff, and their children, Robert and Grace, all of Ruther Glen; a daughter-in-law, Hollie Carpenter, and her children, Haeley and Richard IV, of King George; three sisters, Shelly Campbell of Falmouth, Sandy Covington of Spencer, N.Y., and Tina Phillips of Falmouth; and several nieces and nephews.
   A funeral was  held Tuesday, April 14, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Jack A. Marcom Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park in King George.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the King George County Fire and Rescue, 8122 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

R. W. "Richie" Carpenter

   Richard William "Richie" Carpenter III, 26, of King George County went to walk streets of pure gold with his father at his side, Friday, April 10, 2009.
   Mr. Carpenter was a life-long resident of King George and a graduate of King George High School. He was a co-owner of J III Specialties with his father, Ricky, and also worked closely with his mother at the business.
   Richie was loved by everyone he encountered and was a brilliant mechanic and metal fabricator. Richie spent most of his time enjoying his work and playing with his children. He was a great and loving husband to Hollie, and a fabulous father to his children, Haeley and Richard IV.
   Survivors include his wife and best friend, Hollie G. Carpenter; two adored children, Haeley Carpenter and Richard Carpenter IV; his mother, Jackie K. Carpenter; two sisters, Karen Weimer and her husband, Michael, and their son, Truman, of Ruther Glen and Melissa Berner and her husband, Jeff, and their children, Robert and Grace, of Ruther Glen; his maternal grandparents, Patricia and James Lepore of Stafford County; his father and mother-in-law, Abraham and Glenda Kulynych; and his sister-in-law, Katherine Kulynych, all of King George; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
   Richie will be truly missed and never forgotten.
   A funeral was held Tuesday, April 14, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Jack A. Marcom Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park in King George.
   Memorial contributions may be made to King George County Fire and Rescue, 8122 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485.
   Online guestbook at covenantfuneralservice.com.

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