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Shirley Dempsey Gallahan

Shirley Dempsey Gallahan, 76, of King George County died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mrs. Gallahan was born in Fredericksburg and graduated from Stafford High School in 1954. She was a member of Hanover Baptist Church in King George and a retired homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton E. Gallahan; her parents, Maxwell R. and Marion E. Dempsey; and a sister, Jacqueline Perna.

Survivors include son Milton E. Gallahan Jr. (Sharon), daughter Susan G. Marshall (Michael), granddaughter Sarah Beth Marshall, and grandson Matthew M. Marshall, all of King George; three sisters, Patricia Cornell of Stafford County, Cynthia Bullock of Spotsylvania County and Mary Shover of Alexandria; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Darren and the Rev. Jessica Williams officiating. Burial will follow at noon in Quantico National Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nomini Baptist Church, Box 186, Montross, Va. 22520-0186.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Edward E. George

Edward E. “Ed” George, 62, of Falmouth passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

Mr. George was born July 11, 1950, in Huntsville, AL, to the late Paul and Doris George. He grew up in an Army family, living in Nuremberg, Germany; Fort Lewis, WA; and at Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, CA. He graduated from the University of California at Davis, School of Engineering.

Mr. George worked at NSWC, Dahlgren, from 1972 to 2012 as an engineer, working on electronic warfare and shipboard radar.

Survivors include his wife, Franceen Polskin George of Falmouth; sisters Kathleen “Candi” George and Peggy Elizabeth Rolie and brother Paul Alan George, all of Reno, NV; cousins Susan Weaver and Lynn Hershey, both of Lititz, PA; and nephews Steven Frederickson and Trevor Black.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Elizabeth and Allison.

The family received friends Dec. 16, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service was held Monday, Dec. 17, at the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in Falmouth Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408; or to the National Wild Horse Association, Box 12207, Las Vegas, NV, 89112.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

John Grant Mathews

John Grant Mathews, 73, of Landover, MD, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.

A service was held Saturday, Dec. 15, at Antioch Baptist Church in King George. Interment was in Historyland Memorial Park.

Peggy R. Fitzgerald

Peggy R. Fitzgerald, 81, of King George County died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

She was born in Lent, Caroline County. She was formerly employed as a secretary at NSWC and then as a financial secretary for the King George County school system. She was a longtime member of Oakland Baptist Church and loved flower gardening and reading.

She is survived by her husband, Emmett W. Fitzgerald of the home; two daughters, Janet Fitzgerald Burckell (Thomas) and Donna Fitzgerald (Ted Belloli), all of King George; one brother, Lewis Rollins (June), of Rappahannock Academy; four grandchildren, Thomas Emmett Burckell (Mindy), Bridget Burckell Ray (Brandon), Joshua Armentrout and Dane Armentrout (Samantha); and one great-grandchild, Ryland Armentrout.

The family received friends Friday, Dec. 14, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. A service was held Saturday, Dec. 15, at Oakland Baptist Church in King George. Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Contributions may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, 8122 Kings Highway. King George, VA, 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Robert E. Dunn, Sr.

Robert E. “Bob” Dunn Sr., 75, of Oak Grove passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.

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Remembering “Pee Wee” Atwell

20121205atwellIt was a day with which a gentleman named Lawrence Foster Atwell ‘’Pee Wee ‘’ from Colonial Beach could be very happy. It was the day of his funeral service at Nash & Shaw Funeral Home where pastors from Colonial Beach Baptist Church Johnny Almond, and Oak Grove Baptist Randall Snipes did an excellent job describing the life of a man whose life had affected those in the  overflowing funeral home.

Read more: Remembering “Pee Wee” Atwell

Arthur B. Crismond, Jr.

Arthur B. Crismond Jr., 78, of King George County passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Arthur was a former saw mill worker in King George and factory worker in Michigan. He loved gospel music and attended various churches.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Lee Crismond, of the home; half-sister, Rachel Snider of Florida; four step-children, Patricia Velarde and Daniel Carroll, both of North Carolina, James Carroll and Robert Carroll, both of King George; ten grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Burial will be private.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Robert A. Hart

20121205hartRobert A. “Bob” Hart, 74, of King George County peacefully passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at home.

Bob was a retired machinist for the Washington Post, an avid hunter and NASCAR fan.

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Nancy Carol Coffman

Nancy Carol Coffman of Westmoreland departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at her residence.

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Annabelle Harriet Scheibner

Annabelle Harriet Scheibner, 87, of Colonial Beach passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at home.

Annabelle was born in Battle Creek, MI, to Harold and Lavera Coville of Vicksburg, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Luvena Ross.

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Betty Willis Thompson

Betty Willis Thompson, 57, of Montross passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at VCU Medical Center.

A wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Morning Star Baptist Church in Montross.

The funeral will be held at noon Thursday, Dec. 13, at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, Warsaw, is handling the arrangements.

Lois H. Doleman

Lois H. Doleman, 84, of Montross, widow of James Henry Doleman, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
She was postmaster of Zacata Post Office for 34 years and a member of the National Association of Postmasters, USA, the Chantilly Chapter DAR and Currioman Baptist Church, where she served as financial secretary and, for 70 years, as organist.

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William Lucas

William “Bill” Lucas of Tappahannock departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, after a brief illness.

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Kay Morris Ryan

Kay Morris Ryan, 76, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at her home.

Kay was born and raised in Mine Run and was a 1955 graduate of Orange County High School. She was the widow of Samuel F. Ryan.

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