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Obituaries, Sept. 7, 2016

Charles “Brick” Thomas, 85, of Colonial Beach passed away peacefully on Sept. 3, 2016. Brick was a larger than life figure in the Colonial Beach and surrounding areas for many years. A renowned coach and educator in Colonial Beach and adjacent counties, Coach Thomas touched and influenced many young people’s lives. A talented ball player in his own right, Brick was nicknamed Sea-Biscuit by legendary Randolph Macon Coach Hugh Stephens because of his fierce competitiveness and determined will to win. A former Captain of U.S. Marines, an avid hunter and fisherman, active with the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, and supporter of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Brick still found time to serve on the Westmoreland County Planning Commission for 16 years. He loved the Boston Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys and faithfully watched their games. Brick was disarmingly charming with the ladies and they loved him no matter their age. He was a fighter until the end and never gave up on any goal which he endeavored to achieve. Brick was extremely proud of his 2 sons and 7 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his former wife, Barbara Thomas and older brother, Ray Tyler Thomas. He is survived by his two sons, Ted Thomas (Rebecca), and Eddie Thomas; sister Margaret Griffith; grandchildren Taylor (Lance), Daniel, Emily, Jason, Ethan, Ben and Amy; and a host of good friends. http://cdn.oas-c18.adnxs.com/RealMedia/ads/Creatives/default/empty.gifA visitation was held at Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel in Colonial Beach. A service officiated by Pastor Richard Headley will take place at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, at 11 a.m. on Sept. 7, followed by interment with Military Honors at Quantico National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Brick loved the Chesapeake Bay and books. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation or Colonial Beach library would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

 

Daryl Adam Roy, 53, of King George, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital. Mr. Roy was a strong supporter of his church, Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  He was a “Mr. Fix-it” who also loved to fish and ride horses. Survivors include his wife, Kay R. Hawkins-Roy of King George; his sons, D.J. Hawkins of King George and Joseph A. Roy of Pensacola, FL; his daughters, Elizabeth D. McCoy, Mary L. Roy, and Evelyn M. Roy, all of Fredericksburg; one grandchild; his brothers, Kim Roy (Lori) and Wesley Roy (Kelly), both of Michigan; his sisters, Robyne Malone (Dave) and Lori Raymond (Pat), both of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mr. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Archiel and Betty Lou Roy. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 7 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 8 at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 8330 Fletcher’s Chapel Rd, King George,VA  22485.

 

June Steppe, 89, of Dahlgren passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 in Mary Washington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel, King George.

Alma Eaton Bach Chipps, 82, went home to her heavenly Father on Wednesday August 24, 2016 at Culpeper Health and Rehab. Alma was born on March 15, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Frederick Albert Bach and Helen Marie Bach. Alma is survived by the love of her life, her loving and caring husband James B Chipps, their children Julia Marie Chipps Smith (Paul), Steven James Chipps, LuAnn Chipps Hiner, Esther Chipps Mullins (Jimmy), Marty B Chipps (Angie).  She is also survived by one brother, John Bach, 97 of Los Cruces, NM. Alma has 13 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren who loved her dearly. Alma was preceded in death by her brothers, Albert Bach and Roy Bach, also her sisters, Lillian Bach Ross and Elsie Bach Bowers. A funeral service was held at McCulla Funeral Home, Morgantown, WV on Saturday, August 27, with Pastor David Blevins officiating. Burial followed at Bethel Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday Sept. 10 at 2 pm at Remington Baptist Church 203 East Marshall Street, Remington, VA22734. In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorial contributions be made to her church The Remington Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Remington, VA 22734. Please make notation in memory of Alma Chipps. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.com.

 

Beatrice M. Hutt, 93, of Montross, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Bea is preceded in death by her beloved husband, J. Clifford Hutt; children Jeffrey B. Hutt and Mary Jane Hutt; and daughter-in-law, Edith V. Hutt. She is survived by sons John C. Hutt, Jr. and Gary M Hutt and wife, Janice P. Hutt; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; many nieces and nephews, and extended family. Bea’s dedication and loyalty to her family, community and country were inspiring to all. She will be remembered for her impeccable manners, business savvy, love of travel, thrill for books and learning, as well as her dedication to members of the armed services and the elderly. The funeral service and interment were held Saturday, September 3, 2016 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Nomini Grove, with the Reverend Christopher M. Agnew officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Daniel V. Hutt, Jr., 1819 Neenah Rd., Montross, VA 22520.

 

Karen Marie Weedon of King George, born Feb. 8, 1957, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at her home. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Melissa Marie Payne and parents, the late Lyttleton Perry and Lois Marie (Rose) Weedon. Karen attended King George High School. She was employed by Food Lion and Fas Mart for the majority of her career as a manager ending her career as a King George School Bus Driver. She loved driving her bus and all the children. Karen was known for her generous heart and love of animals. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, fishing, crabbing, Savannah, Ga., the ocean and any day at the pool. She is survived by her brother, Lyttleton Perry Weedon (Estelle); Double First Cousins, Gloria Weedon Sharp (David), Billie T. Weedon (Janet), Lewis Perry Weedon (Carla), Mary Ann Weedon, and Larry S. Weedon (Pati); and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to: Hanover Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, King George, Va. Condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com. A Celebration of Life, in her honor will be held at a later date at the residence of Larry and Pati Weedon.

Clara Bernice Roane, 69, of St. Stephens Church departed this life on Aug. 27, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Neal McDowney; three daughters, Doris Weeden of St. Stephens Church, Jean Roane and Connie Roane, both of Tappahannock; and two sons, George Roane of Tappahannock and Melvin Roane of Lawrenceville. A funeral service was held  on Saturday, Sept. 3 at First Union Baptist Church, 497 Rexburg Loop, Tappahannock, with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Milton Robinson, Pastor. To make online condolences, please visit washingtonfh.com

 

Morrell C. Gaines Sr., 96, of Fredericksburg passed away on Aug. 31, 2016. He is survived by son Morrell Gaines Jr. of San Diego, Calif.; daughter Charlene Gaines Graham of Alexandria; three grandchildren; sisters Cleo Fortune of Milford, Clara Byrd of King George and Lorraine Ware of Hustle; brothers Herman Gaines Sr. of Philadelphia, PA, Trent Gaines of Ardmore, PA and Hugh Gaines of Alexandria. A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 3 at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hustle, officiated by Rev. K. Lionel Richards, with the eulogy given by Rev. Preston Jordan. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

 

Benny Sale Brooks, 65, of Milford died Thursday, September 1, 2016. Benny was a lifelong resident of Caroline County, he was the son of the late Virginia and Fred Brooks. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he loved training bird dogs, following Jono playing baseball and watching Cody play soccer. Benny was a member of Salem Baptist Church, was in Virginia Army National Guard for 7 years; had worked for VDOT, REC and retired from Brooks Builders and a trustee for Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Susan Carter Brooks; two sons, Chad Edward Brooks (Sherrie) and Jonathan Benjamin Brooks (Lauren); a brother, Kellum G. Brooks; and a grandson, Cody Carter Brooks.  A memorial service was held Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green with Rev. Kevin Moen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Wild Turkey Federation, P. O. Box 530, Edgefield, SC 29824-0530 or Boykin Spaniel Society, 2631 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

Ashley Marie Self-Ramirez, 29, of Colonial Beach, VA, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016.  She was a member of Popes Creek Baptist Church and a student at Rappahannock Community College.  Ashley is survived by her husband, Habid Javier Ramirez; son, Zachary Alexandria Ramirez;  and parents, Fred and Angela Self.  She is also survived by her brother, Danny L. Gill, Jr. (Shona) of Kansas.

A graveside funeral service was held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Historyland Memorial Park with Rev. Richard Headley officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Epilepsy Society, 342 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06117.

Obituaries, Aug. 31, 2016

On the evening of August 21, 2016, Billy Harrison Clatterbuck Jr., 48, of King George County, passed away at VCU Medical Center in Richmond after an extremely short but courageous fight against leukemia. Born March 13, 1968, in Culpeper, he was the husband of Angela Howland Clatterbuck and son of Billy and Pauline Clatterbuck. Billy is lovingly remembered by his wife of 20 years, Angela, and his 4 children, daughters, Peyton, Ashley and Grace; and his son, Braden. He is also survived by his parents, Billy and Pauline (Collier) Clatterbuck, and brother, Richard A. Clatterbuck (fiancé, Judy R. Seale), all of Brightwood. He will always be remembered by his in-laws, Glenwood and Brenda Howland and Scott and Glenda Howland Mason, as well as many loving relatives and friends. Billy was raised and lived in Brightwood until he married Angela in 1995. He has since resided in King George County. He was a graduate of Madison County High School, earned a BIT from American Intercontinental University and a Master’s Degree from Colorado Technical University. He was employed by SimVentions, Inc. Billy was a gentle giant. He was an extraordinarily patient man who fiercely loved and protected his family. The love he gave his wife was immeasurable. He helped anyone he could with anything they needed; no request was too big or too small. He was extremely knowledgeable in many things, an all-around Mr. Fix-It. Billy was an exquisite craftsman and the quality of his work, regardless of the medium, was impeccable. In the last several years, he discovered he loved working with children. From leading games at AWANAs to his newest stint as a Sunday School teacher for 3rd and 4th graders, he found joy interacting with and teaching them. Billy gave his life to Christ April 1995. He accepted Christ’s gift of Salvation and studied the scriptures to grow in his faith. He loved his Shiloh Baptist Church family and would serve anyway he could. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His family would like to thank all of you who have offered their love, prayers and support. The family will receive friends at Storke Funeral Home, Nash & Slaw Chapel, King George, VA. The funeral was held at Oakland Baptist Church, followed by interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Shiloh Baptist Church, building fund, 13457 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485 and/or The Doorways (www.thedoorways.org), 612 E. Marshall St., Richmond, VA 23219. Condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com

 

Lucky Furrow, 64, of Port Orange, Fla., a longtime former resident of King George, Va. and Ballard, W.Va., passed away August 18, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Sue Furrow; two sons, Robert Rosner of WV and Tommy Rosner, of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Valarie Washam of TN and Candice Furrow of FL; grandchildren Trenton, Micaela, Hunter, Logan, Madison and Jackson; and one great grandchild, Kourtney; two brothers, Walter Furrow. Sr. of WV and Rocky Furrow of Bowling Green; two sisters, Ava Boczor of Harrisonburg, and Cheryl Furrow of Fredericksburg; several loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Elsie Furrow; sister Patsy Knight, three brothers, Ronald, Virgil Jr. and Roger Furrow. As was Lucky’s request, there will be no services. A gathering for remembrance and celebration of his life will be held by family and friends at a later date.

 

Carolyn R. Harvey, 81, of King George, passed away Aug. 24, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. She leaves behind three daughters, Darlene S. Williams of King George, Anathea Jones of Richmond and Cheryl Marshall of King George; six sons, Larry Harvey, Rev. Lester Harvey, James Harvey, Milton Harvey and Paul Harvey, all of King George, and Bobby Harvey of Virginia Beach; one sister, Joyce Harrison of King George; and one brother, Thurman Brooks of Fredericksburg. A funeral was held Monday, Aug. 29 at Salem Baptist Church in King George, with the Rev. L.G. Bland officiating. Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

 

Charles “Sonny” Leon Pierce Sr. was born May 17, 1937 in Clarke County, Va. He passed away on August 20, 2016 at his home in Montross. He was a longtime educator, coach and administrator. He moved to Westmoreland County in 1974, where he eventually became Superintendent of Westmoreland County Public Schools, until he retired in 1994 at the age of 54. Sonny, as his friends called him, enjoyed fishing, traveling, spending time with his grandchildren, coaching kids and spending time with his loving wife, Nell. He was the son of the late Charles and Annie Pierce of Berryville. He is survived by his wife, Nell Bane Pierce, of 58 years; four sons, Charlie Jr., Roger, John and Michael; and seven grandchildren, Zach, Paige, Nick, Paul, Russ, Megan and Sean. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gerald Pierce, of Berryville. There will be two memorial services. The first one was held on  Saturday, Aug. 27 at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church in Montross. The second Memorial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, at Enders Funeral Home in Berryville. Visitation held from 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Westmoreland Fire Department, PO Box 222, Montross, VA 22520.

 

Karen Marie Weedon, 59, of King George passed away on August 23, 2016.  Services are incomplete and being handled by Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel in King George.  Condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

 

William David Groves, 67, of Colonial Beach lost his battle with cancer on Aug. 24, 2016. He passed away at his home, with his family at his side. Dave was the owner of Colonial Contractors. He enjoyed camping, rabbit and deer hunting and spending time with his two loving great-grandchildren. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Groves. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Ann; a son, Michael (Hope); three grandchildren, Kimberely, Shelby and Donovan; two great-grandchildren, Alyviah and Trentyn Groves; his sister, Jean Taylor; and a nephew, Jimmy Ferrell (Lori), all of Colonial Beach. A graveside service was held Saturday, Aug. 27 at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery, in Colonial Beach, VA, with the Rev. Jesse Blythe officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 608, Colonial Beach, VA 22443 and/or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel in King George is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com

 

Alma Eaton Bach Chipps, 82, went home to her heavenly Father on Wednesday August 24, 2016 at Culpeper Health and Rehab. Alma was born on March 15, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Frederick Albert Bach and Helen Marie Bach.

Alma is survived by the love of her life, her loving and caring husband James B Chipps, their children Julia Marie Chipps Smith (Paul), Steven James Chipps, LuAnn Chipps Hiner, Esther Chipps Mullins (Jimmy), Marty B Chipps (Angie). She is also survived by one brother, John Bach, 97 of Los Cruces, NM. Alma has 13 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren who loved her dearly.

Alma was preceded in death by her brothers, Albert Bach and Roy Bach, also her sisters, Lillian Bach Ross and Elsie Bach Bowers.

Friends may gather at McCulla Funeral Home, 770 Fairmont Rd. Morgantown on Saturday, August 27 from 1 PM until the 2 PM funeral service with Pastor David Blevins officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorial contributions be made to her church The Remington Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Remington, VA 22734. Please make notation in memory of Alma Chipps. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.com

Obituaries, Aug. 24, 2016

Anthony E. Gerald, affectionately known as “Tony” was born on June 4, 1950 to the late Verona Small Gerald and Charles Gerald in Canal Zone - Panama.  

Tony entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Tony accepted Christ and joined St. Stephens Baptist Church where he was baptized by Bishop Anthony Jones. After graduating from Paraiso High School in Canal Zone- Panama, Tony joined the U.S. Navy in April 1975. During his service in the Navy he received numerous medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons to include The Navy Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Fifth Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon. Tony retired from the U.S. Navy as a Senior Chief Fire Controlman with 22 years of service.

Following his retirement Tony was employed by BAE, General Dynamics (formerly Anteon) and SCCI.

Tony leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 25 years, Audrey Gerald of King George; his son, Anthony J. (TJ) Gerald of King George, three daughters, Angelica Gerald of King George, Kim Kelly of Riverview, FL and Jessica Davis (Cedric) of Davie, FL; Godchildren, Xavier Opare-Kemi of Fredericksburg, VA; Adrienne Shelton of King George, Tre’jour Coles of Spotsylvania, VA; eight grandchildren, Jordan, Kendall, Mikayla and Monica Kelly of Riverview, FL; Alexis, Ian and Melina Davis of Davie, FL and Amari Gerald of King George; father and mother-in-law, Randolph and Doris Veney of King George; two sisters, Sonya Gerald of Panama and Mary Cordero of Woodbridge, VA; one brother, Charles of NC; sisters-in-law, Debbra Ford, Cynthia Johnson and Kimberly Parker (Jimmy) of King George; Valerie Johnson of Ashburn, VA; Wanda Parson (Craig) of Colonial Beach, VA and Betty Montague of Waldorf, MD; brother-in-law, James Ford, Jr (Stacey) of Spotsylvania, VA; God sister, Shantell Rene (Jonathan) of Dewitt, MI; a very special friend, Thomas Whiting of King George, and a host of other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceding him in death was his parents and brothers, Harvey, Lewis and Randy.

Viewing will be held 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Fletcher Bennett-Davis Chapel, A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 22, 2016 at Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Road, Triangle, VA, 22172.

Louise Bradshaw Childress completed her earthly journey Monday, August 14, at Greenfield of Spotsylvania, she was 96.

Born May 7, 1920 to William Vernon and Carrie Smith Bradshaw in Spotsylvania Co., Louise grew up in Gold Dale, Orange Co. and spent her adult life in Spotsylvania County.

Survivors include her son, William V. Childress and his wife Carolyn of King George Co.; grandsons, Ryan Childress (Melina) and Benjamin/Childress (Elizabeth); great grandchildren, Aadan

McCoy and Rowan B. Childress; brothers, Warren S. and Kenneth B. Bradshaw; and sister, Frances Lamb.

Mrs. Childress was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James W. Childress; daughter, Judith L. Childress; grandchildren, Jennifer L. and Wesley B. Childress; four brothers; and three sisters.

A service will be held at 2p.m., Thursday, August 18 at Covenant Funeral Service Fredericksburg Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 

Mazie Lee Conner, 80, of King George County, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at her home.

Mrs. Conner was a member of Mt. Ararat Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her son, Franklin P. Conner Jr (Kimberly) of King George; daughter Susan R. Williamson (Tony) of Henderson, NV; four grandchildren, Ashley, Ryan, Kaitlyn and Kyle; two great grandchildren, Addison and Emily; brother Billy R. Rickman of Vernon Hill; sisters Jewell Giles of Halifax and Carol Boone of Forest; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin P. Conner, Sr.; granddaughter Meghan Brown and brothers, Kenneth L. and Bobby Rickman;

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, at Covenant Funeral Service Stafford.

A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, in Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

 

Daniel Joseph Matthews, 64, of Spotsylvania County, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born March, 25, 1952 in Baltimore, MD.  He was raised in the “Pigtown” community of Baltimore and graduated from Mount St. Joseph’s High School. Mr. Matthews was an avid Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan.

Mr. Matthews was retired from CGI in Quantico, VA where he provided technical support to the FBI.  He was a member of Calvary Chapel of Fredericksburg.

Survivors include his wife, Laviolette “Polly” Matthews; son Vaughn Scott Matthews (Breanna Spradlin) of Fredericksburg; daughter Christy Litz (Bill) of Westminster, MD; grandchildren Emilee,  William and Sarah Litz all of Westminster, MD;  sister Kathleen Birmingham (Larkin) of Baltimore, MD; and niece Suzanne Harrison (Gene) of Baltimore.

He was preceded in death by his parents Vaughn and Jeanette A. Matthews.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Calvary Chapel Fredericksburg, 3625 Latimers Knoll Court, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

A service will be held Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Chapel. Interment will be in Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania Courthouse.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Faithful Footsteps c/o Calvary Chapel 3625 Latimers Knoll Court, Fredericksburg, VA  22408; Fredericksburg Food Bank, P.O. Box 1006 Fredericksburg, VA 22402; or Thurman Brisban Shelter 471 Central Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Donald O. McKenney Jr., 47, of Colonial Beach passed away August 16, 2016 surrounded by family.  He is survived by his beloved wife Kellie McKenney; parents Donald Sr. and Shirley McKenney; sister Sheri Dillard (Chris); niece Lindsey Dillard, nephew Brennan Dillard; and many other nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Services are private and are being handled by Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel in King George. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to stopcrueltynow.org, PETA, or your local Humane Society. Condolences may be left at storkefuneralhome.com.

Tammy Redford

5/10/68 - 8/15/16

The Heavens have gained another Angel. On the morning of 8-15-16 Tammy Redford, King George, VA, was called home to join her mother in heaven. She proved to be a loving and kind-hearted person, which contributed to her success in being an exceptional caretaker for many years. Her passion for helping others was exhibited the most through her interactions with her children. There was nothing in this world more important to Tammy than her three children and two grand-babies. She is loved and survived by her four sisters (Tina, Bridget, Deanna and Lisa), one brother (Robert), three children (April, Heather, and Eric) and two grand-babies (Aubrey and Skylar). She has left an abundance of wonderful memories with family and friends. Tammy will be forever missed, but never forgotten.

James Edward “Scooter” Byrd, 24, of St. Stephens Church departed this life suddenly on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at his residence. The viewing will be held on Friday, August 26 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. here at Washington Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 11 a.m. in the Essex High School auditorium. The interment will be in First Mt. Olive Baptist church cemetery..

Shirley Temple Fauntleroy, 76, of Tappahannock departed this life on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 at her residence.

She is survived by her husband, Leslie Fauntleroy; one daughter, Kathie Eaton of Tappahannock; a foster daughter, Nadine Hammond of Caret; two sons, Terry Fauntleroy of Charlotte Hall, Md., and Spurgeon “Hank” Fauntleroy of Mechanicsville. A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 19, at New Liberty Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Willie T. Carter, Pastor. Online condolences may be made at washingtonfh.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

Shaelynn Rae Etka, 3, of King George County passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

She was the precious daughter of Dawn Etka of King George and Chad Etka of Stafford County. She is also survived by her brothers, Richard Rogers Jr and Alexander Etka; her sisters, Summer Rogers, Savanna Rogers and Sophia Etka; her grandparents; and numerous other family and friends.

http://cdn.oas-c18.adnxs.com/RealMedia/ads/Creatives/default/empty.gifA celebration of her life was held Thursday, Aug. 18, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, King George, followed by burial in Historyland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to assist the family with Storke Funeral Home, 11089 James Madison Parkway, King George, VA 22485.

Condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com. (Nash and Slaw King George Chapel)

 

Aaron “AJ” Boden, 30, of King George County passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Prince William, he was a carpenter with F&M Home Improvements.

Survivors include his mother, Kathleen "Kip" Boden; his sister, Tina Barnett; his brother, David Erickson; his niece, Alexis Collins; his nephew, Quinton Barnett; his girlfriend, Robbi Boswell and his best friend, Michael Hart. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kurt Barnett.

A funeral service was held Saturday, August in Zion Church of Fredericksburg. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com.

Ernest Gallahan, 92, left this earth to be with his beloved wife on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Hughes Home, Fredericksburg.

He was born in 1924 at the family home in Garrisonville, to Rosser and Maggie Gallahan. He was raised at the home by his Uncle Donnie and lived there until he was 90.

Ernest served in the Marine Corps and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to go hunting and was an expert marksman. The family always joked that he could shoot the eye out of a gnat! He also loved to speed through the woods on his ATV. He was an accomplished musician, self taught on the guitar, banjo, harmonica and the mouth harp. As a young man, he played with fellow musicians at a local radio station.

Ernest is survived by his three daughters, Janet Hilton (Wes), Linda Durrance (Terry) both of Garrisonville, and Kathy Hall of Arvada, Colo.; three grandchildren, Laurie Durrance (Kevin Saunders) of Fredericksburg, Donnie Durrance (Shayna) of Portsmouth, and Amy Martin of Quantico; four stepgrandchildren, Kellie Hall and Chad Hall of Colorado, and Natalie Rand (Kenny) and Dwayne Hilton of King George County; two great-grandchildren, Lauryn and Logan Durrance of Portsmouth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years, Edith; his parents, Rosser and Maggie; his beloved Uncle Donnie; sisters Mamie and Lena; and brothers Airy and Chester.

A service was held Friday, Aug. 19, at Mullins and Thompson, Stafford Chapel with burial in Ebenezer Church cemetery on Onville Road, Garrisonville. Condolences may take the form of a donation to a Local Alzheimer’s chapter.The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hughes Home and MWH Hospice for their loving care of our Papa. “Daddy, we hope you are now with our beloved Nanny and that you both are young, healthy and happy. Until we meet again, we are loving and missing you. Your Girls and the Family”

Condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonstafford.com.

Paulette Sullivan Kukrak, 62, of King George County passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Ms. Kukrak retired last year from Quantico after 42 years of service. She loved spending time with her family at the Outer Banks. She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Darlene Kukrak (Will); mother Louise Cornett (Bill); father Lewis Sullivan Sr. (Brenda); two siblings, Valerie Galyen (Junior) and Lewis “Pete” Sullivan Jr.; two grandchildren, Trenton and Cameron Solt; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Hopyard Farm Clubhouse, 5888 Coakley Drive, King George, VA 22485.

Obituaries, Aug. 17, 2016

George M. Rowzee III died Saturday, Aug. 6, after having heart surgery.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; daughter Pam; son Steve; and six lovely grandchildren.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Donations may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation or Colonial Beach Fire and Rescue.

 

Addell D. Bland, 99, of Dahlgren died Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at Doctor’s Hospital in Lanham, MD.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Bland of New Jersey and Roseal Bland of Washington, D.C.; and four daughters, Marjorie Parker of Washington, D.C., Marlene Bland of Maryland, Dellphine McClenton and Catherine B. Bland of King George County.

Visitation was held at Cedell Brooks Memorial Chapel. A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 13, at Little Ark Baptist Church, Dahlgren, officiated by the Rev. Larry Robinson. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

 

Evelyn Rosalie Fenwick Loving, 85, of King George County passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at her home surrounded by family.

She was born and lived most of her life in Edgehill. She retired from NSWC Dahlgren as a Division Secretary in 1985 with 34 years of service. She was dedicated to her family, loved to travel in her retirement and enjoyed gardening, especially growing Irises, and since 1987, was an active member of the Fredericksburg Area Iris Society, an affiliate of the American Iris Society.  She loved sewing and made many quilts for family and friends.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Jack W. Loving; daughters Denise Buckner (Art) of Boydton and Sonia Kuppert (Kurt) of Spotsylvania County; a son, Wayne Loving of Ruther Glen; three stepchildren, Paul Loving (Gail) of Waldorf, Md., Sherron Thompson (Steve) of Waldorf, MD, and Charles Loving (Samantha) of Jacksonville FL; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; half-sister Betty Ann Myers of DeBary FL; a niece, Anita Butler (Bradley) of King George, and nephew Garland Fenwick (Patty) of Falmouth; three great-nieces and two great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Cleek, and her stepfather, Wilfred Cleek; brothers Roland and Eugene “E” Fenwick; and her father, Melvin Fenwick.

The family received friends at Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel in King George. A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 13, at Trinity United Methodist Church in King George, followed by interment in the church cemetery. The service was officiated by the Rev. Susan Reaves.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society; or the King George Fire and Rescue Squad.

Online condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

 

Leroy Haskins, 84, of King George passed away on August 13, 2016, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. Visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 22 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23, at noon at Little Zion Baptist Church, 7748 Leedstown Road, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443, with burial in the church cemetery. Online guestbook is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

 

Addell Davis Bland was born on December 28, 1916, the third child of Charles Alexander Davis and Blanche Johnson Davis Beverly in King George County, Virginia. She went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 8, 2016.

Her primary education was at the Little Ark School located in King George. On November 24, 1934, she married Joseph Bland. From this union, six children were born: Charles, Roseal, Marjorie, Marlene, Delphine, and Cathy.

She joined the Little Ark Baptist Church at an early age and remained a member until her death. She was a faithful member and participated in many of the church's groups and clubs. She was a member of the Flower Club, the Deaconess Board, and the Nurses' Unit for many years and sang in the Volunteer Chorus and the J. W. Chapman Chorus. She also served as the Church's Treasurer. She attended church, Wednesday night prayer service, Sunday School, and Baptist Training Union (BTU) on a regular basis and required her children to attend, also.

Addell was also a member of the A10 Moses Lodge and the Faith and Hope Lodge for many years and was Secretary for both Lodges until they closed.

She loved her children, grandchildren, and great–grandchildren and did all she could to help them as long as she was able.

Addell was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons; Charles and Roseal and four daughters; Marjorie, Marlene, Delphine, and Cathy; four in-laws Betty (Charles), Edna (Roseal) Leroy (Marjorie), and Franklin (Delphine). She also will be fondly remembered by her ten grandchildren: Leroy, Jr., Sandra, Timothy, Charles, Jr., Erwin, Carol, Timothy, Marvin, Carmen, Damion and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Addell, the third of 11 children, is survived by two sisters, Alice Pryor of Largo, Maryland and Bertha Hodge of King George, Virginia and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other friends. She will also be missed by the staff and her friends at the Caring Hearts Assisted Living in Bowie, Maryland.

She loved to cook, bake, and tend to her flowers and plants. Other hobbies included sewing and crocheting. She will best be remembered by her family during the holidays (Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas). For Christmas, she always made more than six different kinds of cookies and each grandchild would have a box of cookies to take home. Every Christmas she also made a fruitcake that everyone loved and numerous other cakes and pies. She was known for her lemon meringue pie. At future family gatherings, she will be sorely missed, but not forgotten.

A visitation was held on Friday, Aug. 12 at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, VA.

The funeral service was held at Little Ark Baptist Church in Owens, VA on August 13, with burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to brooksfuneralhome.com

Jessica Barker, 49, of King George County departed this life on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 18, from 4-8 p.m. at Owens Funeral Service, 1808 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA. A funeral will be held at People’s Union Baptist Church on Friday, Aug. 19 at noon. The church is located at 7357 Comorn Road, King George, VA.

 

King George County obituaries

Elsie C. Grimes, 96, of Warsaw departed this life Sunday, July 17, 2016, in a Kilmarnock

hospital.

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Bass of Warsaw and Mary Henderson of Hartford,

Conn.; and two sons, James Grimes of Warsaw and Emanuel Grimes III of Farnham.

A funeral was held Saturday, July 23, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Warsaw, with the Rev.

Samuel Hackett, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to washingtonfh.com.

Lucy P. Jenkins, 86, of King George County passed away at home surrounded by family on

Friday, July 15, 2016.

Lucy and her beloved husband, Daryl, moved to King George in 1963 from Charleston, S.C.

Lucy chose a career at Dahlgren Naval Base where she worked as a supply and logistics

specialist. Lucy was also a military wife as her husband served a career in the U.S. Navy.

Lucy enjoyed all kinds of activities to include square dancing, roller skating, tennis and bowling.

More than anything, however, Lucy enjoyed the time spent with her husband and children.

Lucy was preceded in death by daughter Donna Jenkins, five brothers and four sisters. She is

survived by husband Daryl M. Jenkins; daughter Wanda Cushing (Wayne); son Jay Jenkins

(Dinah); seven grandchildren and nine great­grandchildren.

A private celebration of life will be enjoyed at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be

made in remembrance of Lucy to the Virginia Area 11 Special Olympics, Attn. Web Gifts, 1133

19th Street NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC 20036­3604, in honor of her grandson.

Condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

Ronald M. Weaver, 69, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, peacefully in his home in King

George County.

Born Jan. 6, 1947, in Washington D.C., he was preceded in death by his parents, Beverly and

Samuel Weaver, and his brother, Dennis Weaver. He is survived by daughter Lisa K. Buka

(Richard), of Woodbridge; son Daniel M. Weaver (Katy) of King George; grandchildren Richard

J. Buka III, Shane A. Buka, Magnolia G. Weaver and Arabella D. Weaver; and special friend,

Bonnie M. Douglas.

A memorial service was held Saturday, July 23, at Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw

Chapel, King George. Condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

John “Jack” Gallagher, 71, of King George County passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Jack was a retired U.S. Marine Corps captain, a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th degree

and a member of the American Legion. A patriot always, Jack was proud of his Marine career

and exemplified the old adage, “once a Marine, always a Marine.” After his career as a Marine

officer, which included two combat tours in Vietnam, Jack also worked for General Dynamics as

a senior analyst.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Margaret Gallagher, and

granddaughter Brittney Kirtley. He is survived by his precious wife, Barbara Gallagher; four

loving children, John Gallagher (Elizabeth), Kim Kirtley (Kevin), Kelly McClain (James) and

Ryan Gallagher (Angela); a brother, Fred Gallagher (Susie); sister Sallyanne Gallagher; 12

grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony of

Padua, King George Thursday July 14, followed by interment with full military honors in

Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American

Cancer Society. Condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

SUSAN MARION DEPUTY

Susan Marion Deputy, 63, of King George County passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.
She was born Susan Marion Griggs on May 10, 1952, at Arlington Hospital in Arlington. Susan briefly attended Virginia Commonwealth University. She previously worked for the FBI and CIA in Washington, D.C. She married her husband of 42 years, David L. Deputy, on March 24, 1973.

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Maxie L. Broaddus

Maxie L. Broaddus, 49 of Sparta passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 31, 2015.

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Robert “Bob” Curtis

Jesus Christ, being rich in grace and mercy, granted eternal life to Robert “Bob” Curtis, 85, over sixty years ago and called this faithful pilgrim home on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 11:08 p.m. from his residence in Colonial Beach, VA.
 Mr. Curtis was born February 6, 1930 in Urbana, IL, to Henry and Ethel (Williams) Curtis. 

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Ralph M. Peregory

Ralph Montgomery Peregory, 60, of Dahlgren passed away Tuesday, December 22, at Heritage Hall in King George after a long, debilitating illness and recent hospice care.

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Paul C. Reber, Ph.D.

Dr. Paul C. Reber, 55, loving husband, devoted father, and passionate historian, died on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at VCU Medical Center in Richmond following a bicycle accident.  
Dr. Reber, the Executive Director of Stratford Hall and an avid cyclist, had been training for an upcoming amateur cycling race.

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MICHAEL WAYNE PEARSON

The world lost one of its kindest, most gentle souls on December 5, 2015 with the passing of Michael Wayne Pearson. He passed with peace and grace with his family at his side after a short, but hard fought battle with cancer.

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Nelson F. Parris

Nelson F. Parris, 78, of Colonial Beach and Fairview Beach, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015.

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Anna Thomas Gaborow

On the last day of November 2015, Anna Thomas Gaborow, one day after turning 100 ½ years old, entered Glory, dancing into the arms of her beloved husband, who had been waiting 42 years for that next dance. 

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Deacon Scott Clayborne Stuart

Deacon Scott Clayborne Stuart, 54, of King George, VA, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Janesville Hospital, after a swimming incident at Lake Geneva, WI.
Scott was born on January 7, 1961,  in Key West, FL to Thomas and Patricia Stuart. He had three siblings: Geoffrey, Robin and Christopher Stuart.

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