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Obituaries, Nov. 16, 2016

Henry E. Goerlitz, 72, of King George passed away on November 9, 2016. Henry was born and raised in King George and was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church.Henry was Vice President of the Northern Neck Sportsman Club and an avid outdoorsman and hunter. When not enjoying the outdoors, Henry also liked to take on woodworking projects. Henry is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Fannie Goerlitz. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Helen; son Tim Goerlitz; grandson and buddy Carter Scott Goerlitz; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Monday, November 14 at Round Hill Baptist Church in King George, officiated by Pastor Ted James with interment following at the Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Henry's honor be made to the Round Hill Baptist Church, 16519 Round Hill Rd, King George, VA 22485. Online condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

Teresa Gwynn Ketola, 63, of King George passed away on Saturday, November 5 2016. Teresa was a long time resident of King George and an avid volleyball and softball player. She will be greatly missed as her real passion in life was bringing people together and sharing time with her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother and father Wallace and Hazel Marie Skidmore; and step-father Raymond Gustafson. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, John A. Ketola; two children Michael Ketola (Jessica) and Melissa Ketola-Flagge (William); sister Sharon Marie Lindquist and her daughter Brianna Rae; brothers Eddie Dean Skidmore (Jill) and Richard Skidmore; grandson David Ketola; adopted daughter Richelle Beliaj-Wood and her incredible family; many half siblings and several loving nieces and nephews. A celebration of life took place at Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel in King George on November 12. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice in the name of Teresa Ketola. Online condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

Robin Carol Meeks (Welch), 59, of King George, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on October 15, 2016, due to a long battle with COPD. Robin was a lifelong resident of King George. She retired as a manager after 25 years. She believed that the Redskins were number one. Her favorite pastime was doing any kind of crossword puzzle that she could get her hands on. She always looked forward to summer so that she could enjoy hardshell blue crabs with the family. She will surely be missed by her friends and family. Her memory will be carried on by her mother, Virginia Rinehart; her daughters, Rebecca Wolodkewitsch, Michelle VanFossen and Mary Landrum; her sister, Bonnie Welch; and her brothers, Larry Welch and Donnie Welch; and her five grandchildren and one nephew. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, send expressions of sympathy for Robin Meeks to P. O. Box 9010, Fredericksburg, VA 22403. Online condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

John Ivan Kennedy, Sr., 55 of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 in Mary Washington Hospital. He was the son of the late, Haywood Ray and Josephine Gresham Kennedy of Richlands, N.C. John was the husband of 30 years to Judith Ann Kennedy and father to Amber Dawn Carruth, Brittany Amanda Clark, Elizabeth Ann Merce and John Ivan Kennedy, Jr. He is also survived by his sisters, Emily Starr Davis, Donna June Kennedy and Nina Jo Horne and his brother, Terry Douglas Kennedy. He was a 1979 graduate of Richlands High School and served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years from November 1981 to November 2001. John continued to serve his country as a defense contractor with BAE, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin. John was a proud veteran and family man who will be missed. A memorial service was held Friday, November 11at Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel (King George). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com.



 

Obituaries, Nov. 9, 2016

Lamont Lee Jones

Lamont Lee Jones, 30, of King George passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Survivors are his parents, Kirk and Inetha Greenlee of King George; two sisters, Jamica McMillion of Brooklyn, NY and Shavon Jones of King George; his son Kaiden Lee Jones of Chester, MD; and his fiancee, Stephanie Philpott of Chester, MD. A funeral was held on  Saturday, Oct. 29 at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Port Royal, followed by burial at Historyland Memorial Park in King George. Online guest book available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Francine Denise Houston-Clark

Francine Denise Houston-Clarke of Hustle departed this life on October 23, 2016 at the Henrico Doctor's Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Edward Clarke, Jr., two step-children: Candice and Edward; a grandson, Kenden; her mother, Carolyn J. Woolfolk and two sisters: Sharonda Cunningham and Bridget Mills. A memorial service was held on Friday, October 28, 2016 here at Washington Funeral Home.

Edith M. Guy

Edith M. Guy, 72, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital.Mrs. Guy was the daughter of the late Eugene J. Edwards Sr. and Irene Knight Edwards. She was a retired civil service employee at Quantico. Survivors include her daughter, Tracy Lynn Guy; stepmother Helen Edwards; aunt Joan Knight; cousin Bobby Knight; nephew Trey Edwards III; and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene J. Edwards Jr. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, October 26 in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

David Frazer

David Frazer 65 of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Survivors include his mother Arbutus Sanford, sisters Wendy Huffman, Bonnie Gouvisis (Mike) of Colonial Beach and brother Lewis R. Sanford, Jr. of Lynchburg, VA. He also has numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members.

John Robert Grapes

John Robert Grapes, 65, of King George County passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 at The Adler Center, Aldie, VA. Mr. Grapes was a 1974 graduate of Kent State with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. He served as a silkscreen printer in a variety of industries. Mr. Grapes most recently worked for Neiman & Company in Van Nuys, CA. on projects for Disney. He was very active in his neighborhood in Los Angeles. He loved music, art and taking long walks. He was an avid bicyclist. Survivors include his wife, Roan Grapes; step-son, Richard Paige (Stephanie Cornett); step-daughter Sarah Reyes; his mother, Donna Grapes of Palm Bay, FL; brothers Scott Grapes of St. Petersburg, FL. And Robert Grapes (Pam) of Palm Bay, FL; sister Beth Humphries (Rocky) of Nashville, TN; step-grandchildren Richard Reyes, Victoria Reyes and Torin Cornett; his first wife, Denise Grapes; two nieces, three great-nieces; one great-nephew; and his two dogs, Bare and Otis. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Grapes. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 5 at Friendly Cottage Farm at White Horse Beach in King George County with a reception to follow. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-1-F, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Elouise McDowney

Elouise McDowney of Port Royal, 60, passed Monday, October 24, 2016 in the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Fredericksburg. Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 29 in the Colonial Beach Baptist Church, 10 Garfield Ave., Colonial Beach. Arrangements by Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Gerard Joseph Nolan

Gerard Joseph Nolan, 82, of Lottsburg, Virginia passed away on October 23, 2016. He was born in Hempstead, New York on October 4, 1934. At age 2, he moved to Caracas, Venezuela, due to his father's occupation, and lived there until age 12. Mr. Nolan attended SUNY Maritime College in Fort Schuyler, Bronx, NY where he received a B. S. in Marine Transportation and a B. S. in Marine Engineering. He also received a M. S. in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University. His distinguished career included 10 years as Commanding Officer of the training ship, Empire State, at SUNY Maritime College. His ship was the lead for the Operation Sail in the U. S. Bicentennial. He served with Military Sealift Command during both Gulf Wars and was commander of numerous oil tankers, freighters, and cargo ships. He was also acting Vice President of the College and received many accomodations. He was a 45 year member of the Knights of the Columbus, including 3 year terms as Grand Knight and Past Grand Knight and 2 years as head of 4th Degree. Mr. Nolan was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Military Sealift Command and American Maritime Officers. Mr. Nolan is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan Nolan of Lottsburg, Va.; son, Kevin Nolan of Grapevine, TX; sister, Frances Miller of Port Richie, FL; grandchildren, Jamie Nolan Blanco (Ricky) and Michael Nolan, both of Richmond, VA; a dozen nieces and nephews and godchild, Renee Farkas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerard and Anne Nolan of Hempstead, NY ; son, Michael Nolan of Kilmarnock, VA; brother, Donald Nolan of Reston, VA and sister, Nancy Thierman of Atlanta, GA. A Mass of Resurrection was  held Thursday, October 27, 2016 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Kilmarnock, VA. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

William Morris "Bill" Rutherford, Sr.

William Morris "Bill" Rutherford, Sr., 93, passed away October 30, 2016. He was born June 13, 1923, in Delaplane, VA, son of William Jackson and Minnie Elizabeth (Pearson) Rutherford. He grew up in Ashburn, VA., leaving home to serve with the U.S. Army, as PFC, with Co. A of the 877th Airborne Engineer Aviation Battalion during World War II, participating in the Normandy invasion. Upon returning home, he married Vivian Lee Scott of Leesburg, VA, became an electrician, and raised his two children, Terry Lynn and William, Jr. in Alexandria, VA. Although retired from the IBEW Local 26 in 1981, Bill still enjoyed working in his trade whenever called upon. Bill and Vivian enjoyed their retirement in Colonial Beach with free time, traveling and their clubs. Mr. Rutherford was a Life Member, Past Governor, and Fellow of the Moose Club; a trustee of the local VFW; and a member of the American Legion and was known for his sense of humor. Bill is survived by his son, Bill, Jr., daughter-in-law Shelly, son-in-law Ronnie Howard, four grand children, Lori Anne Howard, Shawn Grazier, Danielle Shughart and Christina Rutherford, a great grandson Christopher Dominguez, and many nieces, nephews, and a host of good friends. A visitation took place at Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel in Colonial Beach. A funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 7 at the Chapel, officiated by Pastor Patrick Walker. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery with military honors. At the family's request, the "Patriot Guard Riders" will participate in the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523. Online condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

Brenda Taylor Yancey White

Brenda Taylor Yancey White died September 12, 2016. She was born August 17, 1948 in Fredericksburg to Bernard and Bertie (Surles) Taylor. In her earlier years, she enjoyed reading and sewing. She was a nurse and devoted her time to her patients. Mrs. Yancey was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Marshall Yancey; her parents; sister Laura Nettie Pitts; and brother Samuel Rufus Taylor.She is survived by her only daughter, Marshanne Yancey Brinkerhoff (Jonathan) of Okeechobee, FL; siblings Lula Belle Buchholz, Ernest Bernard Taylor (Kim) all of King George, Emma Lucille Proffitt, Ruby Jean Taylor and Linda Bradshaw (Mike) all of Fredericksburg, Kenneth Dale Taylor (Tammy) of Gastonia, NC and Richard Lewis Taylor (Tracy) of Spotsylvania. A Memorial Service was held on November 5, at the Salvation Army Annex, Fredericksburg. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com.

Charlotte Ann Johnson

Charlotte Ann Johnson of Sebring, Florida, formerly of King George, Va., passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at her home. Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Sr., and son Jeff of Sebring, FL. Her survivors include sons Earl L. Johnson Jr. (Debbie) of Manassas, VA; and Ricky Johnson of Sebring, FL; and daughters, Terry Moore and Tracey Johnson of Sebring, FL. She also cherished and loved her two granddaughters, one grandson, and four great-grandchildren. Charlotte is also survived by brother Larry P. Sullivan and wife Gloria of Hartwood, VA; and numerous other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, 4240 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060; the COPD Foundation; or to a favorite charity of your choice. Cremation Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at: www.stephensonnelsonfh.com

Berkeley Lewis “Berk” Jones

Berkeley Lewis “Berk” Jones, 91, of King George, Virginia died on Friday, November 4, 2016, peacefully at home surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by two daughters Mary and Beverly. Mr. Jones leaves his wife of 70 years, Virginia Jones; two sons, Berk Jones (Donna) and Samuel Jones; three daughters, Ginny Snyder (Bob), Barbara Robel (Bob), and Betsy Desantis (Steve); along with numerous grandchildren and other family members. Born in Middlesex County, Virginia, he spent most of his life in King George. In his early years, Mr. Jones worked at a sawmill. He joined the Army at the age of 18 and received a Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars for service in WWII. He served from March 1943 through October, 1945. After serving in the military, he started working for Washington Terminal and retired after 32 years. Mr. Jones was an avid hunter, fisherman and lov ed to garden. His greatest passion was his love for his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all. A visitation will take place at Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel on Sunday, November 6 from 6-8pm. A funeral service officiated by Pastor Ted James will be held at Round Hill Baptist Church on Monday, November 7 at 1100 followed by interment with military honors at the Church cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

Gwendolyn A. Henderson
Gwendolyn A. Henderson, 73, of King George County passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Henderson retired from VDOT after 19 years of service. She was a choir director at Fletcher’s Chapel UMC and had a love for music, children and her flower garden.
Survivors include her husband, James L. Henderson Jr.; sons Joseph S. Clemons Jr. and David M. Clemons (Suzanne); five grandchildren, Joseph G. Clemons, Jordan M. Clemons, Stephanie N. Clemons, Melissa A. Clemons and Janet Clemons; brother John Powell; and sister, Pat Galahar. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Becky Clemons.
The family received friends on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Covenant Funeral Service Fredericksburg.
A service was held on Monday, November 7, at Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne Street, Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Obituaries, Nov. 2, 2016

Patricia Smith Rogers

Patricia Anne Smith Rogers of Colonial Beach, Va., passed away at age 71 on October 27, 2016, in Richmond.

She was born on March 16, 1945, in Charleston, S.C., a daughter of Timothy Joseph Smith and Genevieve Ethel Flowers Smith. She graduated from Bishop England High School in 1963. She attended Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C. She then went on to earn her nursing degree in Gautier, Miss. After 40 dedicated years of working in the Intensive Care Unit as a registered nurse, she retired from Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, in 2010.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who selflessly gave her love, time and support to all of her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her friends in the boating community and traveling the waters of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

Her parents, Joseph and Genevieve Smith, precede her in death. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Phillip Edward Rogers of Colonial Beach, VA; her daughter Celeste (Rogers) Lowder and husband Jon of Winston-Salem, NC, her son Todd Rogers and wife Kerri of Stafford, VA, her daughter Ashley (Rogers) Menninger and husband Tim of Midlothian, VA, her daughter Megan (Rogers) Stokes and husband Brian of Charleston, SC; her sister Joan (Smith) Joye and husband John of Charleston, SC; brother Timothy Smith, Jr. and wife Carol of Prattville, AL, brother Michael Smith and wife Kathi of Green Cove Springs, FL; and eleven grandchildren: Michael Lowder, Erin Lowder, Justin Lowder, Caitlin Rogers, Adam Rogers, Grant Rogers, Jason Menninger, Patrick Menninger, Rachel Menninger, Aiden Stokes, and Emily Stokes.

The family will receive friends at James A. McAlister Funeral Home, 1620 Savannah Highway in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

The relatives and friends of Patricia S. Rogers are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Charleston, S.C. and the Rite of Committal burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements by James A. McAlister Inc. 843-766-1365

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses of the Cardiac ICU at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Hospital for their support in her final days.

Martin Matthew Burke

Martin Matthew Burke passed away October 3, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.  Martin grew up in King George County and graduated from King George High School.  He served in the U.S. Navy at Norfolk on the USS Saipan.  He trained as a welder and worked at Walter Grinders and Kaiser Compressors as a service technician.  He also attended Strayer University, studying computer science.
Martin retired to Aroda, Virginia, where he lived with his oldest daughter, Jennifer Macaluso, her boyfriend Gary Cutlip and his daughter Jennifer Cutlip.
Martin is survived by his wife, Valerie Burke; daughters, Jennifer Macaluso, Angelica Meister, and step-daughter, Allison Carinci; grandchildren,Gavin Meister, Ashton Meister, Gabrielle Orr, Alexis Macaluso, Kailey James, and Aidan Meister.  He is also survived by his father, Brian T. Burke, Sr., (USMC Retired), step-mother, Inge Burke, and step-father, Gean Hancock; siblings, Kathleen Trigger, Brian Burke, Jr., Margaret Gronewold, Padraig Burke, Mary Sanders, Sean Burke and Nancy Pfeifer. He was also pre-deceased by his mother, Julia Hancock. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital (www.stjude.org).

David Robinson Sr.

David Robinson Sr. departed this life on Monday, October 24, 2016 in a nursing home in Warsaw. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ann Robinson; one daughter, Roxanne Robinson White (Charles), all of Center Cross; two sons, David Robinson Jr. of Saluda and Wayne Robinson of Center Cross; and two sisters, Bertha Burrell and Alberta Austin, both of Baltimore, MD. The viewing was held on Saturday, October 29 at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock. The service was held on Sunday, October 30 at Union Hope Baptist Church, 1417 Union Hope Church Rd., Center Cross. The interment was in the church cemetery. Rev. Alvin Hargrove, Pastor. Online condolences can be made to washingtonfh.com.

Paul Richard Smith Sr.

Paul Richard Smith Sr., 60, of King George passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 at Heritage Hall. He was known to many in the trucking community, for which he served over forty years, as Smitty; aka Red Hawk. His memory will live on through family and friends. Survivors include his children, Danielle Emiro (Paul) of King George and Paul Richard Smith Jr. (Jillian) of PA; stepdaughter Charity Hope Sacra of Fredericksburg; and grandchildren, John Trevor Blue, Devlin Thomas Sacra and Matthew Luke Diehr. The family received friends Friday, October 28 at Covenant Funeral Service Fredericksburg. A service was held on Saturday, October 29 in the funeral home chapel. Interment followed in the Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Lamont Lee Jones

Lamont Lee Jones, 30, of King George passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Survivors are his parents, Kirk and Inetha Greenlee of King George; two sisters, Jamica McMillion of Brooklyn, NY and Shavon Jones of King George; his son Kaiden Lee Jones of Chester, MD; and his fiancee, Stephanie Philpott of Chester, MD. A funeral was held on  Saturday, Oct. 29 at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Port Royal, followed by burial at Historyland Memorial Park in King George. Online guest book available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Francine Denise Houston-Clark

Francine Denise Houston-Clarke of Hustle departed this life on October 23, 2016 at the Henrico Doctor's Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Edward Clarke, Jr., two step-children: Candice and Edward; a grandson, Kenden; her mother, Carolyn J. Woolfolk and two sisters: Sharonda Cunningham and Bridget Mills. A memorial service was held on Friday, October 28, 2016 here at Washington Funeral Home.

Edith M. Guy

Edith M. Guy, 72, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital.Mrs. Guy was the daughter of the late Eugene J. Edwards Sr. and Irene Knight Edwards. She was a retired civil service employee at Quantico. Survivors include her daughter, Tracy Lynn Guy; stepmother Helen Edwards; aunt Joan Knight; cousin Bobby Knight; nephew Trey Edwards III; and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene J. Edwards Jr. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, October 26 in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

David Frazer

David Frazer 65 of Cambridge, MD, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Survivors include his mother Arbutus Sanford, sisters Wendy Huffman, Bonnie Gouvisis (Mike) of Colonial Beach and brother Lewis R. Sanford, Jr. of Lynchburg, VA. He also has numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members.

Holly Rebecca Sanford

Holly Rebecca Sanford, 58, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Lewis R. Sanford, Jr. Born on October 14, 1958, she was the daughter of Kenneth E. Magginson and the late Margie P. Hammock. She was retired from the United States Postal Service and was a member of Living Word Deaf Church. She loved primitive country crafts and décor. In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by an aunt, Hazel P. Steffen (Chuck) of Lynchburg; a cousin, Jackie Kolesaric of Ohio; Mother In Law, Arbutus Sanford of Colonial Beach; Sisters in Law, Wendy Huffman and Bonnie Gouvisis both of Colonial Beach. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Saturday, October 29, 2016 Living Word Deaf Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Living Word Baptist Church, 4130 Waterlick Road, Lynchburg, VA 24551 or Colonial Beach VFD, 312 Colonial Beach Avenue, Colonial Beach, VA 22443. Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.

John Robert Grapes

John Robert Grapes, 65, of King George County passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 at The Adler Center, Aldie, VA. Mr. Grapes was a 1974 graduate of Kent State with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. He served as a silkscreen printer in a variety of industries. Mr. Grapes most recently worked for Neiman & Company in Van Nuys, CA. on projects for Disney. He was very active in his neighborhood in Los Angeles. He loved music, art and taking long walks. He was an avid bicyclist. Survivors include his wife, Roan Grapes; step-son, Richard Paige (Stephanie Cornett); step-daughter Sarah Reyes; his mother, Donna Grapes of Palm Bay, FL; brothers Scott Grapes of St. Petersburg, FL. And Robert Grapes (Pam) of Palm Bay, FL; sister Beth Humphries (Rocky) of Nashville, TN; step-grandchildren Richard Reyes, Victoria Reyes and Torin Cornett; his first wife, Denise Grapes; two nieces, three great-nieces; one great-nephew; and his two dogs, Bare and Otis. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Grapes. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 5 at Friendly Cottage Farm at White Horse Beach in King George County with a reception to follow. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-1-F, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Elouise McDowney

Elouise McDowney of Port Royal, 60, passed Monday, October 24, 2016 in the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Fredericksburg. Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 29 in the Colonial Beach Baptist Church, 10 Garfield Ave., Colonial Beach. Arrangements by Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Gerard Joseph Nolan

Gerard Joseph Nolan, 82, of Lottsburg, Virginia passed away on October 23, 2016. He was born in Hempstead, New York on October 4, 1934. At age 2, he moved to Caracus, Venezuela, due to his father's occupation, and lived there until age 12. Mr. Nolan attended SUNY Maritime College in Fort Schuyler, Bronx, NY where he received a B. S. in Marine Transportation and a B. S. in Marine Engineering. He also received a M. S. in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University. His distinguished career included 10 years as Commanding Officer of the training ship, Empire State, at SUNY Maritime College. His ship was the lead for the Operation Sail in the U. S. Bicentennial. He served with Military Sealift Command during both Gulf Wars and was commander of numerous oil tankers, freighters, and cargo ships. He was also acting Vice President of the College and received many accomodations. He was a 45 year member of the Knights of the Columbus, including 3 year terms as Grand Knight and Past Grand Knight and 2 years as head of 4th Degree. Mr. Nolan was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Military Sealift Command and American Maritime Officers. Mr. Nolan is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan Nolan of Lottsburg, Va.; son, Kevin Nolan of Grapevine, TX; sister, Frances Miller of Port Richie, FL; grandchildren, Jamie Nolan Blanco (Ricky) and Michael Nolan, both of Richmond, VA; a dozen nieces and nephews and godchild, Renee Farkas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerard and Anne Nolan of Hempstead, NY ; son, Michael Nolan of Kilmarnock, VA; brother, Donald Nolan of Reston, VA and sister, Nancy Thierman of Atlanta, GA. A Mass of Resurrection was  held Thursday, October 27, 2016 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Kilmarnock, VA. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

Obituaries, Oct. 26, 2016

Jean Naomi Jones, 70, of Stafford was surrounded by her loving family as she passed away peacefully October 18, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was born in King George on February 5, 1946.
Jean accepted and served Christ early in her life and remained a devoted Christian. She was an active member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church for over 27 years with a host of ministries, which included singing in the choir and displaying that wonderful, welcoming smile of hers in the greeter ministry. Jean attended high school at Ralph Bunche in King George, VA. There, she played basketball, was a cheerleader, Homecoming & Prom Queen and graduated in 1964. She held an array of jobs over her lifetime – most notable, she was the secretary at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church for many years and spent some time as a Dental Assistant at the office of Theresa Y. Crawley, D.D.S. Jean was an avid lover of all things – The Lord, her husband, her children, her grandson, being around family & friends, dancing, helping others, afternoon tea, the color purple, puzzles, baking cobblers/pies/scones etc., canning, shopping, fellowshipping with friends, cards (Canasta/Pinochle), music (Motown/Gospel), movies, flowers, perfume, food, Carl's ice cream, Dairy Queen, antiquing, laughing, smiling, hugging, loving and just life itself. Jean was a member of the Red Hat Tea Society and helped to start a local chapter in Stafford. She played an active role in the community, volunteering where she could and held a position on the election board in Stafford County during election season. Jean was a tremendous influence on all she touched and an absolute joy to be around.
Jean married Raymond Jones, of Oak Grove, VA in 1965 and celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary June 12th. Jean was preceded in death by her mother Patricia Brooks; Cedell Brooks, Sr., who helped raise her; and her father James Gray.
Jean is survived by her husband Raymond E. Jones, Sr. of Stafford, VA; son Raymond Jones, Jr. (Asima) of Boston, MA; daughter Nicole Plourde of Somerville, MA (Peter); grandson Henry Plourde of Somerville, MA; brother Raymond Brooks, Sr. of King George, VA; brother Cedell Brooks, Jr. (Carolyn)  of King George, VA; sister Rita Gray of (Raleigh, NC); numerous nieces and nephews; brother and sister in-laws and other extended family members; close family friends and church family. Jean has certainly left a lasting impression in her lifetime and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

A visitation was held at Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Stafford on October 23, 2016. A service was held on Monday, October 24 at the church. Burial was on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Quantico National Ceremony.

Suzanne R. Marshall, 73, of King George passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Mrs. Marshall was the daughter of the late Carl and Frances Rhodes. She had worked as a nurse at Mary Washington Hospital and at Hughes Homes for many years. Mrs. Marshall was a founding member of Two Rivers Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Robert R. Marshall; two children Bob Marshall (Sharon) of King George and Jackie Welch (Jerry) of Hughesville, MD; two grandsons Scott Marshall (Rebecca) of King George and Glen Welch (Megan) of Bryantown, MD; two great grandsons Chase and Wesley; and one on the way; brother Carl Rhodes (Cozy) of Hummelstown, PA; and nephew Greg Rhodes (Laurie) of Boston, MA.

A graveside service was held on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at Potomac Baptist Church Cemetery, King George.

Memorials may be made to Two Rivers Baptist Church, 6420 Rokeby Lane, King George, VA, 22485.

James Dennis Lumpkin, 62, of King George County passed away October 18, 2016 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Storke Funeral Home, Nash & Slaw Chapel in King George and are incomplete at this time.

Inez S. West, 78, of Colonial Beach, Va. died October 16, 2016. Her funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 22 at New Monrovia Baptist Church in Colonial Beach, with Rev. Welford McDowney, pastor, officiating. Interment was at Historyland Memorial Gardens. King George. http://cdn.oas-c18.adnxs.com/RealMedia/ads/Creatives/default/empty.gifArrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

Katherine J. Harrison, 99, of Colonial Beach passed away October 17, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital. Services are private and being handled by Storke Funeral Home, Nash & Slaw Chapel in Colonial Beach.

Willie Johnson Jr., age 94, of Colonial Beach, Va. passed away on October 14, 2016 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. Survivors include one daughter, Emily Kelly (Frank) of Colonial Beach; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rachel Sanders. http://cdn.oas-c18.adnxs.com/RealMedia/ads/Creatives/default/empty.gifThe funeral was held on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Little Zion Baptist Church in Colonial Beach, with Rev. Earl Howerton officiating. A visitation was held at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Port Royal, VA. Online guest book available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Amanda Howard Bundy, 100, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at her home after a short and sudden illness. She was loved by many. She leaves to cherish her memories four children, Frank Howell of Baltimore, MD, and Doris Scott, Ella Peyton and Robert Howard, all of King George, VA. One child preceded her in death, Mary Jane Shanklin; and one sister, Dora Robinson of King George.

A viewing was held at Owens Funeral Services, Fredericksburg, on Sunday, Oct. 23. Services were held on Monday, Oct. 24. Full obituary and online condolences at www.owensfuneralservices.com.

Robin Carol Meeks, 59, of King George passed away on October 15, 2016. Services are incomplete and being handled by Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel. Online condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

Leon Paul Anderson, Jr. 73, of Spotsylvania passed away at his home with his family near him. Leon was born on January 3, 1943 to Leon P. and Henri Mae (Headrick) Anderson in Pensacola, FL. After high school, he continued his education receiving his B.S. Degree in Physics from the University of Florida; his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and his PHD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia. Leon married Carolyn Dale Fox in 1968 in Afton, VA. They moved to Spotsylvania area over 48 years ago. Leon worked as a mechanical engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center for over thirty-eight years, before retiring. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; son Christopher Paul (Joslyn); daughters Adrienne Dianne and Heather Marie; three sisters; Sharon Pfeiffer (Wayne), Gail Scott, Marsha Boda (Lenny) and five grandchildren; Alexis Carolyn, Madeline Rose, Brittany Tyler, Rylee Michelle and Gabriel Paul.

Funeral Services were held at Laurel Hill Funeral Home on October 19, with Pastor Gary Robbins officiating. Interment followed in Laurel Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Leon’s name. Online condolences may be made at laurelhillfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries, Oct. 5, 2016

Leroy McDaniel

Leroy McDaniel, 87, of King George County passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at his home.

He was a lifetime tower in the King George area, owner of several businesses, enjoyed motorsports, boating and water sports. Leroy was family oriented and very passionate about his grandsons, Corey and Nathan, and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Janice L. McDaniel, brother Ralph McDaniel, and daughter-in-law, Jeanette L. McDaniel.

He is survived by his son, Jerry McDaniel, grandsons Corey McDaniel (Sterling) and Nathan McDaniel (fiancé Alex), lifetime family friend Ricky L. Payne and numerous other relatives, family and friends.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral; the service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel, 11089 James Madison Parkway, King George, VA 22485, with Rev. Guy Mattox, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Historyland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA 22485; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 1160 Pepsi Place, #306, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Condolences may be left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com.

 

Jean A. Hunt

Jean A. Hunt, 80, of Woodford, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

Born in Washington, D.C., she was a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation, Ladysmith and attended St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, King George. In 1983, she ran for State Senate and was politically active in the Caroline County Republican Party activities. She was a member of the Caroline Historical Society.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Hunt; seven children, Paula McQuitty, Stephen Hunt, James P. Hunt, Mary Lee Barnes, John Lawrence Hunt, Daniel Christopher Hunt and Katherine Lynn Lay; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren on the way.

Friends visited Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, where the family was present  Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, King George. Burial followed at Quantico National Cemetery.

Sign register book online www.storkefuneralhome.com.

 

Oren Leroy “Roy” Rice

Oren Leroy “Roy” Rice, 75, of King George, passed away, Monday, September 26, 2016. Roy was a proud U.S. Navy veteran who went on to work with the defense industry, retiring after 37 years of service.

Roy is survived by his wife of 48 years, Venida; son Tony (Lori) Rice; daughter Jana (Ben) Hornsby; and three grandsons. A private burial at sea is planned for a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the King George Animal Shelter veterinary fund in his memory. Please make checks payable to “Eagle’s Nest Animal Hospital” and mail to King George Animal Control, 11377 Citizen’s Way, King George, VA 22485.

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

 

William Berryman Phaler

William Berryman Phaler, age 58, of Woodbridge, passed away on Sept. 27, 2016 after a long illness.  Beloved husband of 7 years to Brenda Jean (Holtz) Phaler.  Loving father of William B. Phaler, Jr.  Dear brother of Alice Hincker (H. Michael).  Also survived by his daughters, Adrienne Phaler and Ashley Phaler; grandchildren Ariana Morris, Torie Morris, Amirah Morris, and Breanna Gill; mother-in-law, Jane Winner; and brothers-in-law, Michael Davis (late Karyl), Steven Davis, Ed Holtz (Sue); sister-in-law, Vickie Davis Carlson (Douglas); as well as nieces, nephews and other extended family.  He was predeceased by his parents, Frederick A. and Alice (Green) Phaler, and his fathers-in-law, Ralph Holtz and Ford Winner.

William worked as a system engineer with SAIC. He loved Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Phillies and Eagles. Traveling with his wife and son, and going to NASCAR races were also things he loved to do.

Bill was a life member of Dahlgren Rescue Squad and served as its captain.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 364, 3640 Friendly Post Lane, Woodbridge.  Please dress casually, and honor a life well lived, by sharing stories and having a drink.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Stand Up For Cancer, www.standup2cancer.org

 

Lloyd Irving Lucas Sr.

Lloyd Irving Lucas Sr., 68, of Appomattox and formerly of King George County, Va., died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at his residence.

Born in Westmoreland County, he was the son of Ruby Louise Hopewell and the late Irving Howard Lucas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from NSWC Fire Department as a deputy chief and Quick’s Charter Services.

He is survived by his wife, Almarie Tompkins Lucas; his mother, Ruby Louise Lucas; three children, Connie Newman, Valencia Marie Lucas, and Lloyd Irving Lucas Jr.; his twin brother, Floyd Sylvester Lucas; two sisters, Laverne Turner and Dorothy Weldon; a grandson, Wayne Shepherd; a stepgranddaughter, Mikayla Feather; and stepchildren Joseph Michael Tompkins, Gracie Marie Beverly and Albert Reuben Beverly.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting www.robinsonfuneral.com.

 

Pamela Hockett Schroeter

Pamela Hockett Schroeter, 59, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Morehead, Ky., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016, in the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

She was born on January 22, 1957 in Grayson, Ky., a daughter Wanda Adkins and the late Harry Hockett.

Pamela was a homemaker and had attended Morehead State University.

She had a witty sense of humor and enjoyed tole painting and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Hockett.

Survivors include her husband, Cary Schroeter; her mother, Wanda Adkins of Morehead; two sons, Bryan Schroeter (Erin) of San Diego and Adam Schroeter (Whitney) of Virginia Beach; one brother, Harry R. Hockett of Morehead; one sister, Karen Emlet (Rodney) of Hephzidah, Ga.; her stepmother, Barbara Hockett of Florida; and several aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead, with Rev. Andy Lands officiating.

Burial will follow in the Bowen Chapel Cemetery in Olive Hill, Ky.

Visitation was Oct. 4 at the funeral home.

To view the online memorial and sign the guest book, please visit www.mrgrayfh.com.

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.

 

Obituaries, Sept. 28, 2016

Paula Ann New, 42 of Fredericksburg passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016.

She is survived by her husband, Danny; four sons, Andrew Johnson, Adam Johnson, Daniel New Jr., and Samuel New; four daughters, Chelsea Johnson, Courtney Johnson, Caylee Johnson-New, and Autumn Kidd; parents, Donald and Sherry Rice; three brothers, David, Steven, and Kevin Rice; and grandson, Kaiden. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg from 3-5 p.m. Interment will be private.

Online condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Cheryl R. Hodge went home to eternal rest on September 15, 2016 at Southern Maryland Medstar Hospital in Clinton, MD. Cheryl was born on August 27, 1944 in Washington, DC, one of four children (Macon, Michael, and Deidra) born to the late Macon L. Roach, Sr. and Adele Roach Terry. After only five years of being an only child, she took on the mantle of leadership, becoming both big sister and co-mother to her brothers and sister. From the very beginning, Cheryl did all things exceptionally well, from cooking and cleaning for her brothers and sisters, to helping them with their homework while keeping up with and excelling at her own. She attended Washington, DC public schools, graduating from Spingarn High School in 1962, and later completed a course of study in business administration at George Washington University.
In 1962 Cheryl was wed to Ernest White, and to this union one son, Ernest R. White, affectionately known as "Bobby", was born. She married the love of her life, Lawrence (Larry) Hodge, Jr., in 1982, and two enjoyed many years of marriage before Larry went home to glory in February, 2016.
Above all things that Cheryl loved and did well as a teenager and young woman, she loved most of all to dance and sing, and for a time she even entertained thoughts of singing professionally. However, in her early 20's these ambitions were upended by the re-awakening of her passion for travel, first ignited by trips with her father to a local airfield when she was a little girl. Her love for travel and the beautiful world that it brought within her reach were what drew her first to the U.S. Passport Office in Washington in 1963 and later to the U.S. Department of State. For most of her nearly 40 year career at the State Department, Cheryl served as the Chief of the Policy Division in the Office of Performance Evaluation in the Bureau of Human Resources, and was an active member of the Department's Thursday Luncheon Group until her retirement in 2010. During her career at the State Department, the joy she drew from her many opportunities to travel was eclipsed only by her love and respect for her colleagues and mentees, who remember her as "someone who dedicated herself to improving the human resources system at every opportunity, uniting Civil Service and Foreign Service personnel in immeasurable ways, and touching and improving the lives of all she encountered."
Cheryl was truly a "Renaissance Woman" who loved to read, travel, support the arts, and entertain family and friends. It is very hard to imagine the Washington arts scene without Cheryl sitting in the front rows of the Kennedy Center, the Shakespeare Theatre, and the Arena Stage, all of which she generously supported.
By far Cheryl's most cherished role was as family matriarch, the one who always lifted us by her example as a born leader, role model, and motivator. The one who was "everyone's rock" in times of need. How we will miss family gatherings at her beautiful home in Ft. Washington, MD. Her strength and wise counsel in times of crisis. Her infectious, musical laughter that taught us to laugh and hold our heads high through the everyday trials of life.
On the occasion of her homegoing, she would want everyone who loves her to know that her greatest legacy is her son, Ernest (Bobby) and his beautiful family. In Bobby we see reflected Cheryl's own devotion to family, lifelong passion for learning and teaching, and commitment to serving others. We see the blessed assurance that as long as we choose to serve others first, she, our beloved Ambassador of Love and Light, will live on and on.
Cheryl leaves to cherish her memory: her son, Ernest R. ("Bobby") White; daughter-in-law, Maria; two grandchildren, Erik and Marissa White; step-mother, Fostine R. Roach; one sister, Deidra Roach-Quarles (Ernest); two brothers, Macon L. Roach and Michael W. Roach; mother-in-law, Ida B. Hodge; sister-in-law, Gail O. Hodge; one god-daughter, Regina A. Banks; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

A visitation was held on Sunday, Sept. 25. A funeral was held on Monday, Sept. 26 at Little Ark Baptist Church  in Owens, VA with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Charles E. Martin

Charles “Charlie” Martin, 87, of Colonial Beach passed away at home surrounded by family on September 21, 2016. Charlie was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during WW II. After service in the war, Charlie spent a career as a heavy equipment operator first with Martin and Gass Company and then with William A. Hazel Company from which he retired.  Charlie is preceded in death by his parents Edward and Nannie Martin and a brother, William Martin. He is survived by his wife June Martin; children Franklin Martin, Debbie Smith, Diane Kopera, Charles Martin Jr., Ronnie Martin, Darryl Martin; brother Stanley D. Martin; 3 step-children Raymond Lee Lambert, Robert Sydney Lambert, Elizabeth June Mansfield; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Services will take place at Quantico National Cemetery, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be left for the family at storkefuneralhome.com.

George Edward Swanton, III, 70, of King George, Virginia, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at his residence. He was born April 18, 1946 in Staten Island, New York, to the late George Edward Swanton and Dorothy Walrath Swanton. George served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired after 24 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lynn S. Swanton, children, John Swanton (Kristin), Pamela Swanton (former husband Mark Mothershead), Steven Swanton (Sharon), grandchildren Jaclynn Mendoza, Andrew Mothershead, Samantha Mothershead, Kaitlin Swanton, Matthew Swanton, Jessalynn Swanton, Adam Swanton, and Cody Swanton, his sister, Dorothy Gallagher and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Storke Funeral Home-Nash & Slaw Chapel, 11089 James Madison Parkway, King George, VA 22485. A graveside service will be held at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, VA at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2016. Contributions may be made to the: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250. Condolences may be left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Revelations 14:13
Deacon William "Willie" Junius Greene stepped into the dawn of a brand new day as he answered the call of the Lord Jesus Christ at Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Health Care Colonial Beach, Virginia on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Deacon Greene was born on February 23, 1923 to the late Junius and Mary Blagmon Greene. He attended public School in Chance, Virginia. At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior; was baptized and joined Zion Baptist Church in Chance, Virginia. While attending Zion Baptist Church, he was ordained a deacon under the late Reverend Joseph Toliver. Also, he served on the Usher Board and Church Building Committee. He joined Mount Olive Baptist church in 1978 under visiting pastor Reverend George Bumbry. He was a faithful deacon for fifty six years in total; nineteen years at Zion Baptist Church and thirty seven years at Mount Olive Baptist Church. He also served as Chair of the Deacon Board for three years.
He was joined in holy matrimony to the late Lelia Holmes Greene for 56 years, whom preceded him in death. To this union they were blessed with four children. One child preceded him in death: Clara Greene. He leaves to cherish his memories one son William E. Greene (Donna) of Southfield, Michigan; two daughters, Mary Lucille Fitzgerald (Norman) of District Heights, Maryland and Helen Greene Harris (Levi) of Lorton, Virginia.; two sisters, Bertha Gaines of Tappahannock, Virginia; Dorothy Mae Green (Joe) of Caret, Virginia; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchild; four great-great granddaughters; five sisters-in-laws, Mary Alice Greene of Oak Grove, Virginia; Delores Greene of Caret, Virginia; Jackie Greene of Richmond, Virginia; Mary Gray of Champlain, Virginia; Virginia Miller of Washington D.C., a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; very close friend Robert Berry.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home in Port Royal, VA. A funeral service was held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Hustle, VA with burial in the church cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.brooksfuneralhome.com.

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.

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.

Maxie L. Broaddus

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

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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

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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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.

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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