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Area Deaths - December 24, 2008

Robert Ralph Rowley

Robert Ralph Rowley, 84, of Thornburg died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in King George County, he served in the United States Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Rowley; six children, Wayne Rowley of Partlow, Gary Rowley of Spotsylvania County, Donna Mainka of Houston, Texas, Michael Rowley of Spotsylvania, Jerry Rowley of Stafford County and Carol Rowley of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Tommy Rowley of Arizona and Norman Rowley of Woodford; and eight grandchildren.
A funeral was held Friday, Dec. 19, at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, with the Rev. Charles Tillapaugh officiating. Burial followed in Wright's Burying Ground, Ruther Glen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Sign the register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

Floyd D. Woodard

Floyd D. Woodard, 76, of King George County died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Originally from Tennessee, Mr. Woodard moved to King George in 1948.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Ora Jean Woodard and Elsie Newton Woodard.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Woodard and his wife, Carol, of King George and Steven E. Woodard and his wife, Althea, of King George; three brothers, Glenn and Paul of Tennessee and Jerry of Stafford County; three sisters, Villis, Louise and Hortense, all of Tennessee; two grandchildren, Dana Dixon and her husband, Brian, and William D. Woodard Jr.; four step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and one step great-great grandchild.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Kenneth Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Memorial contributions may be made to King George Fire & Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.

Irma Lee Fitzgerald

Irma Lee "Skeets" Fitzgerald, 89, of King George County passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008.
Born Oct. 30, 1919, her father remarked his tiny newborn was no larger than a 'mosquiter,' leading to her nickname. She was married to Leonard L. Fitzgerald Jr. and is survived by a daughter, Diane Lee Fitzgerald and her son, Hunter; a son, Michael L. Fitzgerald and his children, Jessica and Jason. She also is survived by her brother, Joseph D. Lee.
We remember her wonderful sense of humor; her compassion towards stran-gers, family and friends alike; and the sweet disposition that helped her weather the storms of Alzheimer's disease.
Skeets had a real fondness for the flowering dogwood trees. To celebrate this event and to accommodate friends and family members, her memorial service will be held sometime in the spring.

Patricia N. Skinner

Patricia N. Skinner, 60, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Lyle Parker, and grandson, Cody Parker, of King George County.
A private graveside service will be held in the Christian Outreach Church cemetery, Spotsylvania.
Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

Cynthia Lee Manco

Cynthia Lee Manco, 46, of Fredericksburg passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was the wife of Alfred Manco.
She was born June 15, 1962, in Athens, Ga., a daughter of Nestor C. Manabat and the late Peggy Jean Manabat. She worked at Tingler-Miller for several years, followed by seven years at The Free Lance-Star as an accountant, and the past three three years at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren as an accountant. She was a devoted and loving Navy wife of 24 years, mother and dedicated civilian employee of the U.S. Navy.
Along with her husband Al, Cindy is survived by her son, Matthew; her father, Nestor C. Manabat; her brother, Michael Manabat and his wife, Stephanie; her sister, Teresa Grady; her mother-in-law, Frances Manco; her sisters-in-law, Frances Wiley and her husband, Wayne, Susan Scarpello and her husband, Anthony, Cynthia Franz and her husband, Chris, Lisa Dry, and Janine Walsh and her husband Patrick; her brothers-in-law, Michael Manco and Anthony Manco Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of very close friends.
A memorial service was held   Dec. 21, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. David Short officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions to the American Cancer Society or the American Heat Association be considered.
To view a tribute to Cynthia's life, please visit MeM .com or mullinsthompson .com.

Chester "Mickey" Rose, Jr

Chester "Mickey" Rose, Jr., 64 died Sunday, December 21, 2008 at Mary Washington Hospital.  
Mr. Rose retired after 33 years as a computer specialist at NSWC, Dahlgren.  He was a former member of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.  He was a member of the Fredericksburg Rod & Gun club where he served as Director and was also a life member of the National Skeet Shooting Association.  Mr. Rose was a life member of the NRA.
He is survived by his wife Judy S. Rose of the home and a sister Shirley J. Tyler and her husband John of Stafford.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors from 6pm to 8pm Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in King George.  A funeral will be held at Nash and Slaw at 11:00am Saturday, December 27, 2008 with burial in the cemetery of Potomac Baptist Church, King George.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity.

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