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Area Deaths - March 11, 2009

Willard "Capt Billy" Elliott

   A memorial service for the late Willard "Capt. Billy" Elliott, who died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at Good News Baptist Tabernacle Church, located on Kings Highway at the King George and Westmoreland county line.

Louise S. Martin

   Louise S. Martin, 87, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, March 1, 2009.
   She was the widow of Aubrey C. Martin and worked for IBM for 30 years. Survivors include two brothers, Luther Samuels of Wytheville and Dewey Lee Samuels of Jacksonville, Fla.; and five nieces.
   A graveside service was held at Monday, March 9, 2009, in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
   Contributions may be sent to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg,Va. 22407.
   Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.

Michael Clift Hardin

   Michael Clift Hardin, 23, of King George County died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Old Dominion University, Norfolk.
   Born at Mary Washington Hospital, he was a student at ODU and a King George High School graduate. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, King George.
   He is survived by parents Clift M. and Judi Hardin of King George, and maternal grandmother Julia T. Lumpkin of Jersey, in King George.
   A funeral was held Saturday, March 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church, King George, with the Rev. Michael Finn-McKenzie officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church, Box 155, King George, Va. 22485.

Bobbie Jeverna T. Haynes

   Bobbie Jeverna Tucker Haynes, 77, of Stafford County, and formerly of Alexandria, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, surrounded by her family.
She was born Feb. 14, 1932. Raised in Jonesborough and Johnson City, Tenn., and in Alexandria, Mrs. Haynes had been a member of the Stafford community for over 30 years.
   A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be remembered as a lifetime member of the International Order of Job's Daughters; the first Honored Queen and a Guardian of Bethel 22, Groveton;  past president of the State of Virginia Future Homemakers of America; member of the George Washington High School Golden Friends Lunch Bunch; Mount Vernon High School cheerleader; member of the Penn Daw Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary; charter member of Wesley United Methodist Church; and member of St. Matthias United Methodist Church. She was a retired school bus driver and optical technician.
   She is survived by her four loving children: daughters Lynn Haynes of Stafford, and Gwyn George and her husband, Mark, of Newark, Texas, and sons Ernie Haynes and his wife, Suzanne, of Spotsylvania County, and Eddie Haynes and his wife, Karin, of King George County; 10 grandchildren: Richard Hovey Polly, Michael George, Crystal Hovey Wirman, Kay George Cannon, Mark George Jr., Amanda Haynes, Erin Haynes, David George, Ethan George and Ryan Haynes; 10 great-grandchildren, Victoria Crickett Jones, Fischer Tripp Jones, Alley Becker-Cannon, Charles Cannon, Macy Wirman, Nicholas George, Austin Polly, Connor Polly, Arianna Housey and Alyssah Housey; a host of nieces, nephews and friends; and very special friend and sister-in-law Patricia Bettis.
   Mrs. Haynes was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ernest G. "Jukie" Haynes; her mother, Verna Wiseman Judd; and her brother, Wayne Edwin Tucker.
A celebration of Mrs. Haynes' life was held Saturday, March 7, 2009 at St. Matthias UMC in Fredericksburg, VA.
Mrs. Haynes was proudly an anatomical donor. It was her wish to use her body for research to help others.
   In lieu of flowers, donation remembrances  to any of the following would be appreciated: Alzheimer's Association, American Arthritis Foundation, or American Lung Association.
   Online condolences may be expressed at www.caring bridge.org/visit/bobbieje vernahaynes.

William L. Washburn

   William L. Washburn, 72, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Bowling Green Health Center.
Mr. Washburn, a native of Salisbury, Md.,  grew up on the Eastern Shore. Bill was a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he reached the rank of corporal before being honorably discharged in 1964.
   He married Lera Jean Rocky and they lived in Woodbridge, while he was employed as a federal worker at the Pentagon, the Quantico Marine Base and Fort Belvoir. He retired in the late 1970s, moving to Colonial Beach, where he bought his home on Wakefield Drive.
Bill and Lera spent a lot of their time at the Red Barn in Oak Grove, buying and selling nicknacks, antiques and especially old toys. They devoted their time to helping others within This included membership with the American Legion, Colonial Beach Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Eagles. In addition, he was the harbor master at the Westmoreland Shores Marina in Colonial Beach.
   Bill lost his wife in January 2004 while she was in Mary Washington Health Center. He then did volunteer work at the nursing facility until his health declined in July 2008. A fall at home resulted in hospitalization and eventually, taking up residence at nursing facilities for his remaining days.
He is survived by his brother Clifton O'Bryan Washburn, who resides in Ferndale, Md., with his wife, Sandy.
   A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, March 13, in Quantico National Cemetery. Please make donations to Veterans of America in support of the military.
   Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Bernard Y. "Punk" Bullock

   Bernard Y. "Punk" Bullock, 81, of Fredericksburg died Friday, March 6, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Bullock was a native of Fredericksburg and a World War II Navy veteran, having served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He had retired from Coca-Cola of Fredericksburg after 42 years.
   Survivors include his wife, Catherine Way Bullock, to whom he would have been married for 61 years on April 3,2009; one daughter, Gale Kravitz of Fairfax; one son, Steve Bullock and his wife, Sue, of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren, Allison and Amy Kravitz of Fairfax and Camden Bullock of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Clara Bourne of King George and Ruth Delano of Spotsylvania County; one stepbrother, Nelson Reeves of Fredericksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A service was conducted  Tuesday, March 10, in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Lenow, the Rev. Nancy Compher and the Rev. Mark Ogren officiating.
Pallbearers were Andy Lundstrom, the Rev. Lowell Self, Melvin Rhea, Tony Ayala, George White, John Haskins, Robert Jenkins and Ed Yushko.
   Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Thelma E. Williams

   Thelma E. Williams, 75, of King George County went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 5, 2009.
Mrs. Williams was a property manager for the United States Dept. of Housing for over 20 years.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sarah Thomas; her husband, James E. Williams; and two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include three daughters, Denise Williams of Springdale, Md., Pamela Bundy and her husband, Keith, of Washington, D.C., and Michelle Pike and her husband, Clyde, of Oxon Hill, Md.; two sons, Bishop Darryl K. Williams and his wife, Daisy, of King George, and Michael Williams and his wife, Gail, of Clinton, Md.; one sister; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends from 6- 9 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Rd., Manassas.  A funeral will be held at 11am Saturday, March 14, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, 5338 Tidewater Trail, Loretto, with Pastor Wilbert Ridgely, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
   Please sign the guestbook at bakerpostfh.com.

Caroll D. North

   Caroll D. North, 91, son of the late Ira and Ethel Wogan North, passed away at his home in King George County on Friday, March 6, 2009.
Born in Athens County, Ohio, and raised in St. Mary's, W.Va., he moved to King George in October 1941 to a new job at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren.
   He was very proud of his involvement in the early developmental work being accomplished during those years. He loved to tell stories of his life, his friends, and his work in his years of federal service.
   After surviving an accidental explosion of a bomb at the "Shell House," he took a position in "K Lab" where he served as a computer operator on the earliest large scale computers being developed for the Navy, the AIKEN relay system, and Naval Ordinance Research Calculator (NORC). He retired in 1975 from federal service and continued working in King George for many years.
   He is survived by his wife of nearly 68 years, Selma North, and three children: Dale North and his wife, Ruth, of Chesapeake, Lester North and his wife, Bobbi, of Falmouth, Mass., and Carolyn Sue Dulaney of Anchorage, Alaska; and seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
   He also is survived by three brothers: Pearl North of Reno, Ohio, Russell North of Mansfield, Ohio, and Gene North and his wife, Gwen, of Houston, Texas; and numerous nephews and nieces.
   He was predeceased by one great-grandson, Joshua Bourgeois; two sisters, Lorraine and Alice; and a brother, Elden.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Mary Washington Hospital Home Health Care, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.

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