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Charles Roy Graham

Charles Roy Graham, 79, of King George County died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at home.

Charles was born in 1933, in Washington, DC, the son of Myrtle Baldwin Graham and Roy Graham. He attended Fork Union Military Academy and Eastern High School in Washington, DC, and Prince George’s Community College, where he received an associates degree in Recreation Leadership. He retired after 20 years with the D.C. Fire Dept. Charles and his wife, Jean moved to King George in 1988, where they enjoyed living on the shore of the Potomac River.

Charles was a member of the Retired D.C. Fire Dept Assn., the VFW, the American Legion Post 148 in Colonial Beach and the King George County Historical Society.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jean Marie Moore Graham; three devoted children, Ginger Lee Hill, Roy Graham (Cherlux June), and Gena Lynn Bussink (John S.); six cherished grandchildren, Valerie Jean Hill, Violet Mae Hill, Jonny P. Graham, Jeanie Mina Graham, Georgia Lily Bussink and Graham Lawson Bussink.

Services will be private.

Donations may be made to the D.C. Firefighters Burn Fdn., Box 4565, Washington, DC, 20017; or the Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St., S.E., Washington, DC., 20003, or to a favorite charity.

Online guest book may be signed at www.nashandslawfh.com.

Marjorie French Rogers

Marjorie French Rogers, 92, of Colonial Beach went to heaven Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Stafford Hospital.

Marge was predeceased by her husband of over 60 years, James P. Rogers.

Born in Wakefield, MA, Marge graduated from Simmons College. She was an avid skier, enjoyed gardening, traveling, reading on her porch and the beach. In her seventies, Marge attended George Mason University, where she received a certificate in drafting. She put this to good use designing her retirement home.

Marge is survived by five children, Georgia Vinup of Colonial Beach, John Rogers of Maryland, Kenneth Rogers (Maggie) of Sperryville, James Rogers of North Carolina and Stephen Rogers (Doreen) of Colorado; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

The family received friends, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

A celebration of life with an Anglican Mass was held Saturday, Dec. 29, at Grant United Methodist Church, Holy Redeemer Anglican Church, Lerty, with the Rev. Ralph Gardiner officiating.

Interment was held Monday, Dec. 31, at Southern Shores Cemetery in Southern Shores, NC.

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA, 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at www.nashandslawfh .com.

Emmanuel Anthony Lucia

Emmanuel Anthony “Manny” Lucia was born Oct. 27, 1931, and died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
He was the immigrant son of Francesco and Maria Rosa Lucia. He moved with his mother and sister from Roggiano Gravina, Italy, to join his father in Pittsburgh, PA; from where the family was separated during World War II.

He grew up in Ambridge, PA, and attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He was a veteran of the Korean War. After his tour of duty in the U.S. Army, he returned to college and graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with a degree in physics. He met his wonderful wife at The Sons of Italy Club in Ambridge in 1959. Shortly after graduating from college he began his career as a physicist at Frankfurt Arsenal in Philadelphia. He proposed to Dolores, who was back in Pittsburgh at the time, and three months later they were married. They were married for nearly 51 years and had two sons, Frank and Manie.

In 1977, he relocated his family to Fredericksburg to accept a position at Dahlgren with the NSWC. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he was an usher and member of the Knights of Columbus. He left a lasting impression on Stafford youth as an animated coach and figure in the county’s burgeoning youth soccer league. He retired from the federal government in 1990 and became a government contractor for Vitro Corp. from 1990 to 1996. He spent the remainder of his career as a substitute teacher in the Spotsylvania County school system.

He is survived by his beautiful wife, Dolores; his sons, Frank (Megan) and Manie (Kelly); and his eight amazing grandchildren, Gabriella, Nick and Ryan Myers, Jacqueline, Dorothy, George, Anthony and Salvatore; his loving sister, Carmela Volpe of Pittsburgh; and countless uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. You all meant the world to him.

The family received guests at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home, Fredericksburg. The funeral was held Friday, Dec. 28, at St. Jude Catholic Church on Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Interment was at Quantico, National Cemetery.
He was the best husband and father a family could ever want and will be eternally missed.
Condolences may be sent to www.mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com

Gayle M. Hoffberger-Briggs

Gayle Maxine Hoffberger-Briggs, 55, of King George County died in her sleep on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.
Gayle was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas Briggs; sons Zachary Fissette and Allen Tate; mother Carolyn Kelly; siblings Margaret Edwards, Lora Kimbrough, Dickie Wood and Chris Kelly; and her grandchildren, Anabelle, Donald, and Helen.

Gayle was loved dearly by her family and friends, and will be sorely missed. She was a very caring person, and enjoyed giving as much of herself to others as possible. She also enjoyed traveling, being a homemaker, and spending time with friends and family. Gayle earned her Associates Degree in Graphic Arts and worked primarily in the Desktop Publishing field in spite of her disabilities.

No arrangements for a memorial service have been made at this time.

Irene C. Forman

Irene C. Forman, 88, of Spotsylvania County, formerly of King George County, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

She is survived by three sons, James R. Jackson of Forestville, MD, Wayne O. Jackson (Flora) of King George and Donald Jackson Sr. (Sandra) of Spotsylvania; three daughters, Phyllis Pollard (Carl) of Spotsylvania, Lillian Jackson of King George and Gladys Sumter (Leon) of Spotsylvania; and 19 grandchildren.

A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 22, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Supply, with the Rev. Irving Woolfolk Jr. officiating.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Robert Hughes Curtis

Robert Hughes Curtis, 95, of Stafford County passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Curtis was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II . He retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren. Mr. Curtis was a member of the Patawomeck Indian tribe and Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute.

Survivors include his daughters, Ruby Courtney (Spencer), of Falmouth and Donna Jenkins of Stafford County; five grandchildren, Debbie Yeagle, Karen Rupp, Glenn Hann, Michelle Jenkins and Jennifer Scafone; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia C. Curtis.

The family received friends Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service was held Thursday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home chapel. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made in his name to the White Oak Rescue Squad, 535 White Oak Road, Falmouth, VA, 22405; or to the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute, 701 East Franklin St., Suite 706, Richmond, VA, 23219.
Online guest book available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Margaret Rhone Hoban

Margaret Rhone Hoban, 87, of King George County died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at home.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Todd Hoban, Sean Hoban and Jamie Hoban.

The viewing was held Friday, Dec. 21, at Lee Hill Funeral Home in King George, followed by a funeral Mass at noon at St. Anthony Catholic Church in King George.

Roy Jennings Holloway, Jr.

Roy Jennings Holloway Jr., 88, of Goochland passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at home.

Mr. Holloway was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He enjoyed woodworking, golf, tennis and hunting. Mr. Holloway retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, LaVaughn Holloway; daughter Lisa Ann Brown (Kenneth); grandchildren Joseph Jennings Brown, Andrew Brown (Nicole) and Amanda Symonds (Mike); and great-grandchildren Noah, Tyler, Hannah and Carter.

A service was held Friday, Dec. 14, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial followed in Quantico National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Lloyd Curtis Baker

Deacon Lloyd Curtis “Dump” Baker, 86, of Woodford went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his residence.

A decorated World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Marine Corps Base Quantico. He was also a cabinet maker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dansberry and Sallie Chew Baker; his older son, Curtis Edward Baker; his brothers, Judge, Napoleon, Dansberry and Profit Baker; his sister, Druscilla Bates; grandsons Joseph and DeVaughn Baker; and son-in-law William Fisher.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Geneva Parker Baker; one son, the Rev. Antonio Baker Sr. (Sonya); four daughters, Susie Mills (Frank), Genevinia England (Floyd), Romaine Fisher, and Marvis Pitts (Kenneth); 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

A visitation was held Saturday, Dec. 22, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, in Fredericksburg.

A service to celebrate his life was held Sunday, Dec. 23, at Third Mount Zion Baptist Church, in Woodford, with the Rev. Antonio Baker Sr. as eulogist.

Burial will be in Third Mount Zion Baptist Church cemetery, Woodford Road, Woodford.

Online guest book is at albennettandsonfuneral home.com.

John C. Gleason

John C. Gleason, 55, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.

John was born in Detroit, MI. He was employed by Heritage Hall in King George County as a C.N.A. and previously worked at Westmoreland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. He was a member of King George Church Of God.

John is survived by his wife, Patty E. Gleason of the home; two children, Noel Marie Gleason and John Curtis Gleason, both of Colonial Beach; his father, Curtis David Gleason of Cedartown, GA.; his mother, Ruth M. Northrup of Oakdale, NY; three sisters, Kimette L. Cannady of Colonial Beach, Dawn Marie Haase of Cedartown, GA, and Deborah Joy Occhipinti of Babylon, NY; a brother, Daniel Gleason Sr. of Ashland, VA; and several nieces and nephews and other family members.

The family will receive friends from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, December 20 at King George Church Of God, 8095 Kings Highway, King George, VA., 22485, with a memorial service starting at 7 p.m. officiated by Pastor Milton Carter.

Burial will be private.

Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach is handling the services.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

Violet Mae Carneal

Violet Mae “Toni” Carneal, 73, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Toni was a Girl Scout leader for 14 years and was a substitute teacher at Ferry Farm Elementary School. She was an avid gardener and was a band booster throughout her children’s lives. Toni loved all of the children in her family as well as close friends.

She was a member of the Fredericksburg Iris Society, genealogy societies in Caroline, Stafford, Spotsylvania and King George counties and the Patawomeck Indian tribe.

Toni is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ryland Henry Carneal; a son, Ryland Henry Carneal Jr. of Fredericksburg; a daughter, Nina Carneal Cox (Larry), of King George County; five grandchildren, Trevor Justin, Jasmine Nichole, Serena Marie, Crystal Ann and Ryland Shea; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Roland Shelton of Woodford; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 21, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg. Inurnment will follow in the Haynes/Carneal family cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Toni’s family at foundandsons.com.

Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg is serving the family.

Edna C. Adkins

Edna C. Adkins, 95, of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Heritage Hall in King George County.

Mrs. Adkins was the former owner of Dot’s Beauty Shop in Fredericksburg. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in King George.

She was the widow of Milton L. Adkins. She is survived by two sisters, Gladys M. Coates of Index and Barbara C. Owens of Montross; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret C. Wholey, and a brother, Frank F. Coates Jr.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Ron Okrasinski officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oak Grove.

Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Raymond L. Liming

Raymond L. Liming, 76, of King George County died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Fredericksburg.
He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Triangle Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his sons, Michael and Stephen Liming; three grandchildren, Rachel, Nicole and Kasey Liming; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers, Betty Carpenter, Barbara Magnum, Donald Liming, Diane Bass, James Liming, Roger Liming, Irma Pearson, and Eugene Liming.

A graveside service was held Friday, Dec. 21, at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle.
Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, Woodbridge, is handling the arrangements.

James May, III

James May III, 31, of King George County died Saturday, Dec. 15, at his home.

He was born in Jacksonville, Fla. He was last employed as an auto mechanic in Waldorf, MD, and was a technology geek.

He is survived by his father and mother, the Rev. Jim May Jr. and Kathy May of the home; his maternal grandparents, Julian and Katie Warren Allison of Tippo, MS; his paternal grandparents, James Bowen May and Janice May of Jacksonville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in King George, with the Rt. Rev. Edwin F. Gulick Jr., the Rev. Diane Carroll and the Rev. Chris Agnew officiating.

A reception will follow in the church parish hall.

Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Nash & Slaw Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

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