- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 18:06
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Ina Bee Webb Belcher, 86, of Stafford County passed away at Woodmont Center on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.
She was a born-again Christian; God never left her heart. She lived a good life. She was an avid golfer, having many trophies to show for it. She loved her family and looked forward to the family reunions. She loved flowers and always had beautiful flower gardens.
She is survived by her loving husband of over 63 years, David; daughter Pama Gail Vekasi of Florida; daughter-in-law, Debbie Bowman of Colonial Beach; 10 siblings to whom she was known as “Mother Hen,” Mitch Webb of Pulaski, Lois Butler of Luray, Clyde Webb of Tazewell, Bruce Webb of Virginia Beach, Ray Webb of Tazewell, Ada Van Dyke of Richlands, Sylvia Pelletier of Marengo, IL., Gona Olson of Mound, MN, Bobby Webb of Raven, and Richard Webb of Raven; three grandchildren, Kerry Sullivan, Heidi Thompson and Noelle Homan; and four great-grandchildren, Asher Thompson, Bowen Hogan, Ava Thompson and Noel Hogan.
She was preceded in death by her son, David Alton Belcher II; and sister Leata Neeves.
A service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the family receiving friends prior to the service. Burial followed in Pohick Episcopal Church cemetery.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 18:01
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Thomas Milton Johnson, 57, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital after a prolonged illness.
Tommy was owner of Johnson Electric in Colonial Beach for six years, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4315 of Colonial Beach.
He was predeceased by his father, Edgar Thomas Johnson. His survivors include his partner-in-life, Shelia, and a son, Wayne, both of Colonial Beach; mother Nettie Falwell and stepfather Dan Falwell of Blackstone; sister Linda Bristow (Wayne) of West Point; brother Jimmy Falwell (Melissa) of Blackstone; three nephews; one niece; and many friends.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Lakeview Cemetery in Blackstone.
A school scholarship fund for Wayne Johnson has been established at Wells Fargo Bank, 325 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA. 22401. Checks should be made payable to Shelia Massey with the memo “in memory of Thomas M. Johnson.”
Online guest book is at mcmillianfuneralhome.com.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 18:05
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James Robert Burns, 89, of Dahlgren went to meet his Heavenly Father on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
He was born March 13, 1923, in McGehee, AR, to James Oliver Burns and Ruby Kirk Burns.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Halcyon Clare Burns of King George County. Three children, Marty Burns Wolfe of Denver, CO, Kirk Jefferson Burns of King George and Deb Burns Crowl and her husband, retired Marine Col. Daniel Crowl, of King George, survive him. He was also blessed with four granddaughters, Jennifer Burns Taylor (Randy), of Stafford County, Kirstyn Danielle Thomas (Kristofer), of Cincinnati, Brittany Crowl Ericson (Marine Capt. Andrew Ericson), of NAS Patuxent River, MD., Lauren Elizabeth-Naomi Crowl of Cincinnati and Jaimilee Clare Crowl of King George; and five great-grandchildren, Robert Taylor, Victoria Jade Taylor, Christopher Taylor, Brody Craig Ericson and Keith Daniel Thomas.
James was the longest living member of his family, and was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
His professional career was spent in government service at the Naval Systems Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. He came to Dahlgren following his enlistment in the U.S. Navy.
He was very involved in the Masonic fraternity, having held the position of 32nd Degree Mason. A past master of the lodge at Colonial Beach, he was also involved with the Kinsale and Warsaw chapters. He was dedicated to the principles of Masonry and very devoted to his faith and his church.
He is probably best remembered for his love of the water. Whether it be teaching someone to water ski, oyster tonging on the Potomac or rock fishing and crabbing in Williams Creek, his love of the water shone through.
The family received friends from Friday, Jan. 18, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, followed by a Masonic service. The funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 19, at Oakland Baptist Church, Dahlgren. Interment followed in Potomac Baptist Cemetery, King George, where his final resting spot will be beside his wife. The service was conducted by his lifelong minister and very close friend, the Rev. Guy Mattox.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:50
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James Robert Burns 89, of Dahlgren went to meet his Heavenly Father on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013
He was born on March 13, 1923 in MeGehee, Arkansas to James Oliver Burns and Ruby Kirk Burns.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:52
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Hazel Perkins Gray died Thursday, Jan. 10 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA.
Hazel was born May 22, 1919 in Charlotte, NC. She moved to Alexandria, VA at the age of 18 and married the love of her life Robert W. Gray. Hazel proudly raised 10 children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Gray, her eldest son Robert M. Gray, and her eldest daughter Delores Gray Wright.
Hazel leaves behind eight children, David Gray (Diana) of Columbia SC, Michael Gray (Jean) of Herndon, VA, Danny Gray (Sally) of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, John Gray (Joyce) of Shenandoah, VA, Mary Walkup (Doug Janezeck) of Virgina Beach, VA, Cathy Steffey of Colonial Beach, Tim Gray (Darlene) of Spotsylvania, and Tom Gray of Colonial Beach, one sister, Katherine Perkins McDaniel, 24 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren.
The family requests that donations be made in Hazel’s name to St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 275, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.
Services were held at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Boundary Road, Colonal Beach, VA. Interment followed at Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, VA.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:53
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Rita B. Maslock, 52, of Bowling Green died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She worked at Woodmont Center Nursing Home and had been a caring geriatric nurse for 32 years. She loved singing, butterflies and her two dogs, Abbey and Mikey.
Survivors include her son, Aaron M. Maslock and girlfriend Kacie Luttrell of Bowling Green; three sisters, Shirley Hanks of Colonial Beach, Carolyn Miller of Glen Allen and Bonnie Blum of Spotsylvania County; and foster brother, Peter Stolz of Florida.
A funeral was held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fredericksburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Box 920, Bowling Green, VA,22427.
Sign register book online at www.storkefuneralhome.com.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:46
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A service of remembrance for Suzanne Pryor of Comorn in King George county will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, King George. The family will receive friends in the parish house immediately following the service.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:38
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William Edgar “Mann” Sullivan, 96, of the Passapatanzy community of King George County died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
Mr. Sullivan served in World War II as an airplane mechanic in the Navy. He later worked at Marine Corps Base Quantico and American Viscose Plant and retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center as a refrigeration mechanic.
He and his late wife, Bernice C. Sullivan, were charter members of Fairview Beach Volunteer Fire Department. He was the oldest member of the King George Volunteer Fire Department.
He had played semi-pro baseball and was a member of the Sullivan softball team in White Oak for many years. He loved to bird hunt with his good friends, Mike Cherwek and Harry Bradshaw.
Mr. Sullivan was a member of Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his children, Edgar Wayne “Dickie” Sullivan (Geraldine) of Passapatanzy; Ellen June “Sis” Sullivan Clift (Jerry) of King George; William Lewis “Pete” Sullivan (Judy) of Passapantanzy; eight grandchildren, Darrell Sullivan, Darlene Sullivan, Robert Clift, Gary Clift (Tammy), Leah Clift, Janet Clift, Billy Sullivan and Kevin Sullivan; nine great-grandchildren, Sarah Marshall Castelow (Jerry), Emily Clift Innes (Rich), Morgan Clift, Katie Fisher, Nikki Clift, Brandon Clift, Ronnie and Kevin Sullivan and Breanna Sullivan.
A graveside service was held Sunday, Jan. 13, at Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robert Clift, Gary Clift, Darrell Sullivan, Billy Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan and Earl Payne.
Memorials may be made to Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 8330 Fletchers Chapel Road, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:53
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Eugene William Hite, 90, formerly of Raysal, W.Va., and Sterling succumbed to pancreatic cancer at his home in Fredericksburg on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.
Gene was born July 14, 1922, in Caretta, WV, to John Henry and Minnie Cruise Hite.
As a teenager, Gene served in the Civil Conservation Corps in West Virginia, Utah and Wyoming. He joined the Navy and, while serving during World War II on LST 306, he was active in the invasion of North Africa, Sicily, the Italian mainland and Normandy.
He was always proud to have served and loved being an American. Whenever he saw the American flag flying, he would say it was the prettiest flag on Earth.
Gene had been a member of United Mine Workers of America since 1945, and worked as a coal miner for 36 years.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and father-in-law.
He loved reading the Bible, working find-the-word puzzles, watching westerns, camping and going to hunting camp with his son Charles.
He would say his favorite football teams were the Washington Redskins and whoever played the Dallas Cowboys.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Della; sons Ed Hooker and Charles Hooker (Darlene) of King George; his daughter, Carol Hite-Smith (Richard Malloy), of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren, eight great-grand-children; and 10 great- great-grandchildren.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one sister; one daughter-in-law; and one son-in-law.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Princeton, WV.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburs, VA, 22407.
Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:37
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nial Beach passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at her home.
Charlotte served in the U.S. Air Force for 14 years. She was caregiver for the elderly. She bravely fought cancer for the past 6 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Angela Campbell and Jackie McKeever, both of Colonial Beach; two sisters, Carol Gardner of Colonial Beach and Catherine Shepherd of Harwood, MD; two brothers, Howard Gorinson of Silver Spring, MD, and Charles Towers of Forestville, MD; and two grandchildren.
A funeral was held on Sunday, Jan. 13, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Burial was private.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:43
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Marguriete Ross Mitchell, 90, of Fredericksburg passed away at Mary Washington Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2012.
She grew up on a peninsula called Tetotum in a secluded area of King George County, bounded by the Upper Machodoc Creek.
During World War II, she was the first woman to work at the Naval Proving Ground in Dahlgren (now Naval Surface Weapons Center) as a lookout, testing and proofing naval guns, ammunition and other ordnance material used in combat on naval warships.
She fired naval guns of all sizes, all the way up to the 16-inch. She once even fired the 18-inch, the largest naval gun ever built for a ship.
She later worked for Nichols department store as a night bookkeeper for more than 20 years.
She was a member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church, Frances Hudgins Mission Group, Calvary-Perry Bible Class and the Fredericksburg Baptist Church Senior Citizens Group.
She is survived by two daughters, Marie N. A. Mitchell of Fredericksburg and Diane Zamora of California; two granddaughters, Dora Wood and Maria Hunt; and three great-granddaughters, Nicole and Kristin Wood and Emma Hunt.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, James Edward Mitchell; parents Dora Elizabeth Lewis and John Wesley Elliott; three brothers, Willard, Samuel and Elmer Elliott; and a sister, Annie Green.
A graveside service was held at Oakland Baptist Church cemetery, King George, Monday, Jan. 14, followed by a memorial service at Fredericksburg Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made in her name to Fredericksburg Baptist Church, Building Upon our Heritage Fund, 1019 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA,22401.
Online condolences may be sent at www.mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:53
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Doris “Dorie” Gotthardt, 75, a longtime resident of Colonial Beach, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.
Doris was born in 1937 in Washington, DC., and was the loving daughter of Ruth Parker. She leaves
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:51
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Martin “Buddy” Fox, 82, of Colonial Beach passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at home.
Buddy was the director of maintenance with the city of Alexandria. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion, both in Colonial Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jean V. Fox; a daughter, Bonny Fox Bruno (Frank), of Alexandria; son Thomas E. Fox of Colonial Beach; a sister, Margaret Bowen of Colonial Beach; and a grandchild.
Buddy was preceded in death by son Martin Jay Fox.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
Interment followed in National Memorial Park, Falls Church.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslaw fh.com.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:34
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Reginald Rexford Humphries Jr., 88, of King George County passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Heritage Hall.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty; son Mark (Mae) of AR; daughter Barbara Aikey (James), of King George; daughter Linda Snider (Rev. Michael) of Rockbridge Baths; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Rex retired from NSWC Dahlgren in 1982.
He donated his body to science.
All services will be private.