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Mary Harris

Mary Harris, 88, of King George County, formerly of Washington, D.C., died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in a Maryland nursing home. Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.

Fred Jackson

Fred “Junior” Jackson Jr., 73, of King George County passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at home.

Junior was a barber who practiced in Quantico, Northern Virginia, Warrenton and King George. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Moose Lodge of Northern Virginia and a Tyler with the Washington Masonic Lodge 78.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Jackson of King George; a daughter, Lucille Ball (Kevin) of The Plains; a son, Butch Jackson of Rappahannock County; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Lafferty of Pittsburgh, PA, and Elizabeth Lafferty of Alexandria; two sisters, Shirley Johnson (Richard) and Margie Keens, all of King George; six grandchildren, Troy, Shannon, Shelli, Zachary, Maddy and Coailain; a great-grandson, Miles; and several nieces and nephews.

Junior was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas D. Jackson; and a sister, Irma Newkirk.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 21, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with a service beginning at noon officiated by the Rev. Michael Reaves. Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Contributions can be made to Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 8330 Fletchers Chapel Road, King George, VA, 22485.

Online guestbook may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Melvina Harvey

Melvina B. Harvey, 85, of King George County died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in King George.

She is survived by three sons, John M. Harvey Jr. and Wayne K. Harvey (Della), both of King George and Delwyn R. Harvey (Maxine) of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Dalphine H. Hunter (Freddie) of Fredericksburg and Yvonne R. Harvey (Bernard) of King George; 14 grandchildren; and one brother, Luther Brown (Helen) of King George.

Family received friends Sunday, Feb. 17, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. A service was held  Monday, Feb. 18, at Union Bethel Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Donnell Howard, officiating.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Online guestbook available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Dixie L. Connor

Dixie L. Connor, 77, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Dixie was born on May 3, 1935. She started her journey to the Rainbow Bridge to be reunited with Miss Rosie, and together they crossed the bridge to spend eternity in Heaven.

Dixie was born in Arlington and lived in Alexandria for 25 years before moving to Colonial Beach eight years ago. She was a bookkeeper and accountant for 30 years before retiring.

Her passions included working crossword puzzles, spending weekends at Monroe Bay Campground with family and friends for the past 22 years and baking cookies and breads for her boys at Christmastime.

Dixie was preceded in death by her mom and dad, Frank and Dorothy Greene, and sister Pam Greene.

Survivors include C. Wayne Hill of the home for the past 24 years; her best buddy, Raindrop; three sons, Deen Matteo (Kim) of Colorado, Bill Matteo (Ginni) of Hartwood and Gary Matteo (Michelle) of Gatesville, Texas; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Frank Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister Dottie Gleason of Arizona; and sister Sandy Wood of Maryland.

The family will hold a private service. Dixie’s ashes will be transported to Pampa, Texas, for burial.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.

The family thanks all of the nurses and staff in the SICU and Hospice unit of Mary Washington Hospital for all their diligence and compassion while taking care of Dixie.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Charles Clarke

Charles Clarke, 55, of Tappahannock passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at his residence.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Caret.

Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home in Lancaster is handling the arrangements.

Charles Gordon Williams

Charles “Charlie” Gordon Williams, 82, of King George County passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at home.
Charles was born in Passapatanzy on Oct. 14, 1930. He had retired after 25 years of service with VDOT, and was a member of Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the White Oak Volunteer Fire Department.

Charles was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Polly Williams; his second wife, Christine M. Williams; his parents, T. Wray and Daisy H. Williams; brother Thomas Williams Jr.; and a nephew, Kenneth W. Williams.

Survivors include two daughters, DonnaMarie Dent of Petersburg and Cathy D. Doggett of Fredericksburg; a son, C. Dennis Williams (Phyllis), of Fredericksburg; brother Herbert Williams (Marie), of King George; a stepdaughter, Anita F. Butler of King George; a stepson, Garland Fenwick of Falmouth; his nephews, Dale Williams, Roger Williams (Michelle) and Brian Williams (Carol), all of King George; his constant companion, Fred the beagle; and his granddogs, Willie and Chewy.

The family received friends Thursday, Feb. 7, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

Alice Lacy Sanders

Alice Lacy Sanders, 83, of Fredericksburg went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

She was born Jan. 16, 1930, at Lacy Mill House in Spotsylvania County.

She was the daughter of William Otis Lacy and Lena Brooks Lacy and was one of 15 children. She had her first job as a teenager at F.W. Woolworth, where she met the love of her life.

Mrs. Sanders was a loving wife and a stay-at-home mother for many years. After proudly earning her GED, she worked in retail for Heel-N-Toe, J.C. Penney, the Scotsman and A&N stores in Fredericksburg.

She was a longtime member of Falmouth Baptist Church and an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Sanders is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles Everette Sanders Sr. She is also survived by three sons and two daughters, Charles E. Sanders Jr. (Linda) of Lynchburg, Janice S. Bock (Cyrill) of Stafford County, David A. Sanders (Deborah), of King George County, Donald A. Sanders and wife Elizabeth of Stafford and Jeanenne L. Griffin of Stafford; sister Mary Lacy Byrd of Virginia Beach; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.

Online guest book is at www.covenantfuneralservice.com.

Kenneth W. Cornwell

Kenneth W. Cornwell, 78, of Hartwood passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at VCU Medical Center.
He worked for the federal government as a supervisor at Fort Belvoir’s golf course.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty; two sons, Denneth Cornwell (Denise), of Ruther Glen and Pete Cornwell (June), of Colonial Beach; his daughter, Bonnie Terrell (Ed), of Fredericksburg; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth.

Kenneth’s family received friends Thursday, Feb. 7, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, followed by funeral and interment in Stafford Memorial Gardens.

Mertine Whiting

Mertine Whiting, 74, of King George County passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

Mertine was born in Caroline County, Virginia. She is now resting in the arms of the Lord.

She leaves to cherish loving memories, one son, Shelton Whiting, Baltimore, MD; two grandchildren, Shelton Whiting, Jr., and Charlena Peyton; four great-grandchildren; mother, Irene Whiting Jefferson of King George; three sisters, Phyllis Jackson (Willie), Julia Scranage (Perry), Marva Smith (Hugh); six brothers, Kelly Jefferson (Ernestine), Wilson D. Jefferson (Barbara), Oliver Jefferson (Brenda), Stanley Jefferson (Adrian), Harold Jefferson (Pamela), and Darrell Jefferson; five aunts, Dorothy Washington, Mabel Yancey, Helen Johnson and two special aunts, Winnie B. Pryor, Gladys Pryor; a host of nieces and nephews. She was fond of her many cousins that grew up around her. Phyllis and Willie were her caregivers and they both were a strong tower of inspiration in her life.

Mertine was never without a smile or a compliment for those that approached her. She had an eye for fashion and was quick to compliment. She enjoyed going to the Rappahannock Area on Aging in King George where she loved to do crafts and other activities that made her happy.

She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. Burial will be private. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association.
Online guest book is available at www.brooksfuneralhome.com.

Fanny e. Baggett

Fanny E. Baggett, 88, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Carriage Hill Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Baggett was a longtime resident of Colonial Beach. She was a telephone operator for C&P and AT&T for 30 years before retiring in 1986. Her hobbies were quilting and plastic canvas.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert E. Baggett, in June 2005; and her siblings, Robert in 1932, Homer in 1996, Katherine in 1999 and Evelyn in 2002.

Survivors include her daughter, Diane Kerr (Peter), of Fredericksburg; her husband’s brothers and their wives; and many nieces and nephews.

A service was held Friday, Feb. 8, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Mabel Irene Todd

Mabel Irene Todd, 85, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach.

Mabel was born in Alexandria on April 1, 1927, and married Wilmer F. Todd Sr. on Aug. 8, 1946.

Mabel worked as a school crossing guard for the Fairfax County Police Department for more than 22 years. She was also actively involved with the Democratic Party and was a member of the Methodist Church in Colonial Beach.

Mabel is survived by her husband of 66 years, Wilmer F. Todd Sr.; her son, Wilmer “Micky” Todd Jr. (Pam); four grandchildren, Leslie Hanson, Michael Todd (Wendy), Kris Baxter (Meghan), and Jessica McBride (Todd); 11 great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

Mabel was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Baxter and her husband, Roger.

A service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Roland L. Phillips

Roland L. Phillips, United States Navy Veteran, died on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in Spotsylvania, VA.
Roland worked for the Alexandria City Public School System for more than 30 years, before retiring in 2003.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland H. and Rosalie Phillips; a son Shane M. Phillips; his step children, Carol Todd and Stephen Barton, a step grandchild James Bailey; his first wife Barbara J. Phillips; his second wife, Barbara C. Phillips, and a brother Glen Phillips.

Roland was the loving husband of Susan A. Phillips; a devoted father to his daughter, Shawna M. Carrion; step daughters, Leslie Bailey and Miriam Lipscomb, his son Raylee R. Phillips. He is also survived by his siblings, Ralph, George and Juanita; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314.

A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Interment will be private.

Melvin Drayton

Melvin Drayton, 69, of King George County died Feb. 4, 2013.

A funeral was held Feb. 9, at First Baptist Church of Ambar in King George. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Campbell Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

Garlin Howard, Sr.

Garlin “Tush” Howard Sr., 77, of King George County passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He was born in Clayton, GA, but lived in King George for most of his life. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and worked for both VDOT and the King George County public school system for 30 years. He was an avid fisherman and loved being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Howard; his children, Sheila Franklin, Doris Howard and Garlin Howard Jr.; his grandchildren, Scott and Aaron Franklin; and his siblings, Ross and Reed Howard and Ola Mae Brown.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at Round Hill Baptist Church in King George.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Round Hill Baptist Church.

 

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