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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.

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.

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.

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.

Nicholas E. Stepaniak

Nicholas E. “Nick” Stepaniak, 31, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at his home in Spotsylvania County following a courageous battle with cancer.

Nick was a man of great character who was driven by the desire to serve. He was born in New Jersey where, as a young adult, he found his passion for public service while volunteering as an EMT, and later in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he served as the assistant EMT chief. Nick then moved to Fredericksburg with his wife, Brandy, to be closer to family and began his career at the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.

He pursued his passion to serve by becoming the assistant manager for the Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Communications /911. In 2010, Nick was recognized and received national honors for his work, receiving the National Training Coordinators Award through the Association of Public-Safety Communications International Inc.

Nick’s can-do attitude was far and above the best. Even during his worst days while receiving chemo, he faced his health challenges head-on. The impact Nick has left in Stafford was what one would expect to see from the greatest of men. He was, in the eyes of his public safety family, a most dedicated and hardworking individual. Always contributing. Always moving forward. Always wanting to help others. Always wanting to do more.

Nick loved life and touched the lives of many who were blessed to know him. His optimism through adversity was a testament to his character. He had a positive impact on everyone he came in contact with. He was driven by the desire to help others.

Nick was a devoted and caring husband, son, brother and friend.

He is survived by his wife, Brandy; dog Jersey; parents Walter and Lubow; sisters Vera and Christine; grandmother Daria; godmother Irene; mother- and father-in law Marion and Luke; godson Mykola; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and the entire Stafford County 911 Center family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his uncle Jurij; and his godfather, John.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum.

A reception will follow at the Stafford County Public Safety Center, 1225 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA, 22554.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Nick E. Stepaniak Memorial Foundation, c/o Larysa Rosemann Esq., 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD, 20814.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Floyd “Eldora” Harris

Floyd “Eldora” Harris, 84, of Spotsylvania County passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Gainesville Health & Rehab Center in Gainesville.

Born in Caroline County Oct. 7, 1928 to Virgil and Ida L.B. Frye, Eldora was the widow of Otto W. Harris. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site).

She is survived by two sons, Dennis M. Harris of Caroline and Gilbert O. Harris of Dahlgren; three daughters, Valerie D. Harris of Winter Haven, FL, Deborah Pratt of Locust Grove and Brigitte H. Howard of Spotsylvania; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Martha A. Frye and Alberta L. Frye, both of Spotsylvania; and two brothers, Aaron G.D. Frye Sr. and Raleigh S. Frye, both of Spotsylvania.

A service was held Monday, Feb. 4, at Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site), Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Anthony A. Parrish officiating. Burial was in Quantico National Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Anne Skinner Denson

Anne Skinner Denson, 93, longtime resident of Colonial Beach, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Anne was a former owner/manager of Denson’s Grocery in Colonial Beach with her husband, Bernard F. Denson. She was also a teacher’s aide at Colonial Beach Elementary and Woodland Academy. Anne was a well-known and loved caregiver to many in the Colonial Beach area and a member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Denson Hollowell of King George; a son, Rocky Denson (Blaire) of Colonial Beach; four brothers, Wayne, Jimmy, John and Kenneth Skinner, all of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Nellie Pugh and Lois Purks, both of Fredericksburg; nine grandchildren, Janet Foster, Angela Haas, Karen Myers, Lisa Gandy, Amanda Preston, Bernard Denson, Lauren Wilson, Elizabeth Ann Denson and Katherine Denson; and 12 loving great-grandchildren.

Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard F. Denson, and a daughter, Jetta Denson Pugh.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with the Rev. Randall Snipes and the Rev. Yunho Eo officiating. Interment followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oak Grove. A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.

Contributions can be made to Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison Street, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443 or Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Dept., Box 212, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Virginia Powers

Virginia Powers of Silver Spring, MD,  died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013,

Ginny was the beloved wife of the late Nathan Powers. She was the loving mother of Trisha Burke (Jana Ham), Pam Hagerty (Jim), Monta Gordon (Jeff) and the late Frances Ritter;  grandmother of Jim, Jr., and Sara;  great-grandmother of Taylor; long-time companion of Jack Stover.  

A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday,  Jan. 29.  Private Interment will take at a later date.  

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Washington DC-MD Office, 1025 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1005, Washington, DC.  20036.

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Raymond Charles Pelon, II

Raymond Charles Pelon II, 59, of King George passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Pelon had worked as a computer specialist for industrial baking companies around the world. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Fairview Beach Yacht Club. He was a true outdoorsman who loved boating and fishing. He was a dog’s best friend.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 32 years, Jane; sister Theresa Yagel (Donald); brother-in-law Robert Wolfe (Dolores); sisters-in-law Patricia Sgro (James) and Christina Thomas; nephews Adam (Erika) and Joshua Yagel; nieces Renee Weiler (Kevin), Lisa Beatson (David) and Darlene Knight (Roland); great-niece Alexandra; great-nephews Conner, Ryan and Nathan; and many other nieces and nephews; and beloved friend Joy Farrow.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to Fredericksburg SPCA 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Margaret Ann Golightly

Margaret Ann Golightly, 85, of Winchester, Virginia, died, Friday, January 25, 2013, in Winchester Medical Center.

Mrs. Golightly, was born in 1927, in King George, the daughter of the late Henry Irving and Margaret Ann White. Margaret attended King George High School. She was a waitress for Joe’s Ocean Cove in Winchester, Virginia. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. Margaret loved cooking and working crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Golightly married Edward Flagg Golightly, Jr. in 1952 in Guinea, Virginia.

She is survived by a sister Catherine Louise Acey, of Culpeper, Virginia and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 The family received friends on Tuesday, January 29, at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel.

A funeral service followed the visitation time,  with Pastor David Whitt and Pastor Marcia Jaurequizar officiating. Interment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Frederick County, Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA, 23058-5216.

Douglas B. Hubbard, Sr.

Douglas B. “Bernie” Hubbard Sr., 78, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital after a long illness.

He was a local contractor for more than 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and also enjoyed his daily episode of “Law & Order: SVU.”

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, June D. Hubbard; his children, Douglas B. Hubbard Jr. (Ella) of King George, M. Susan Shipp (Jim) of Winchester, Mary Ann Chaffin (John) of Daytona Beach, FL, Cathy Rodriguez (Frank) of Berwyn Heights, MD., Scott Hubbard of Fredericksburg, Stacy Hubbard (Kim) of Jacksonville, FL; 10 grandchildren, Carrie Braxton, Sherri Di Toto, Tony Di Toto, Christopher Hubbard, Matthew Hubbard, Patricia Hubbard, Michael Hubbard, Kelly Cope, Matthew Rodriguez and Amber Hubbard; seven great-grandchildren: and four stepchildren, Sonny Grimley, Michael Grimley, Jay Grimley and Shelley Grimley Moreland.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Hubbard; mother Arnita Hubbard; brother Clifton “Bill” Hubbard; and his children, George Hubbard and Linda Hubbard (twins), and Bertha Hubbard; and stepson Jan Grimley.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Colonial Beach American Legion. A private burial service will be on Friday, Feb. 8, in Hampton, VA.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bernie’s name to Colonial Beach Fire and Rescue, 225 Dennison Street, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Violet Irene Benson

Violet Irene Benson, 69, of Colonial Beach passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital after multiple illnesses.

Vie is survived by her daughter, Sonia L. Gleaton; two granddaughters, Krystal M. Longbrake and Jennifer A. Longbrake; and two great-grandsons, Kenneth G. Neitzey Jr. and Jacob T. Watson II.

Vie had the biggest heart. She enjoyed spending her free time with her friends at Ola’s and playing cards. When she was not with her friends she was with her grandchildren. She meant the world to so many people who will miss her dearly.

The family thanks all in the community who helped and stood by her loved ones during this difficult time.

A celebration of life for Vie was held Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Edith Prather Dove

Edith Prather Dove, 86, of Dahlgren passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Texarkana, AR, Mrs. Dove was the widow of Roland Dove and daughter of Sidney and Della Prather.

Edith is survived by three children, Roy Dove (Theresa) of The Villages, FL, and Jack Dove and Deborah D. Peyton (Roger), all of King George; sister Elizabeth Walker (Billy) of Wake Village, TX; four grandchildren, Suzanne Dove of Alexandria, and Joshua, Jacob and Zachary Peyton, all of King George; and great-granddaughter Isabella Peyton of Dahlgren.

A graveside service was held Saturday, Feb. 2, in Historyland Memorial Park in King George.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407; or Dahlgren Rescue Squad, 16037 Dahlgren Road, Dahlgren, VA, 22448.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

William Kimmerling

William “Bill” Kimmerling, 79, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the University of Virginia Transitional Care Hospital, Charlottesville.

Bill had retired from NSWC Dahlgren and was very active in the Colonial Beach Community. He was a member of the American Legion for 46 years, a past member of the Colonial Beach Fire Dept. and the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.

Bill is survived by three daughters, Bernadette Cloniger (Vernon), of Midland, Bernadine Kimmerling of Maine and Emily Childress (Joey), of Middletown, VA; a sister, Betty Ann Russell of Fairfax; six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; and his beloved cat, Tigger.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Angelin R. Kimmerling.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, February 1 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach with a service beginning at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow in Culpeper National Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Contributions can be made to Wendy’s Feline Friends, 1228 Holly Vista Drive., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

 

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