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George Delany Tabler

George Delany Tabler
George Delany Tabler, 79, of Summerfield FL, and formerly of King George VA passed away September 9, 2012.
Born November 22, 1932, in Montgomery County MD, he was the son of the late Lewis and Ethel Tabler.   
Mr. Tabler honorably served our country in the U.S. Army.  He was a welder employed by the Naval Research Laboratory Washington DC and the Naval Support Activity Dahlgren Division Dahlgren, VA, retiring after 33 years of devoted service.  
As a young man, he enjoyed horses, trains and playing football on a farm-team against the Baltimore Colts at their Western Maryland College Summer Camp, Westminster MD.  Later on, he enjoyed his home and gardening, traveling with his wife, watching old western movies and college football, umpiring softball, golfing with his buddies, attending family reunions and serving many years of Masonic and Eastern Star membership and was also a long-standing member of the First Baptist Church, Belleview, FL and former member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, King George.
He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Lewis, John and Dorothy; and, in 2002, the passing of his beloved wife, Evelyn (Jones) Tabler of King George County.  He is survived by many loving family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012, Noon, at Shiloh Baptist Church, King George. Pastor Mike Jessee will officiate.  
Expressions of remembrance may be made to your favorite charity.

Richard Ortman, Sr.

Richard Ortman, Sr.
Richard Ortman Sr., 76, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Richard was a former metal lather of Local Union No. 9 in Washington, DC, and owner of a liquor store in Maryland.
He is survived by his wife, Louberta Ortman of Colonial Beach; a daughter, Marion Riggs of Moorefield, WV; a son, Richard “Bugs” Ortman Jr. of Colonial Beach; two sisters, Margaret “Pinky” Hiller of Crofton, MD, and Anne Hiller of Chancellorsville; a brother, Raymond Ortman of Maryland; two grandchildren, Jennifer Riggs of Moorefield, W.Va., and Robert Riggs; and one great-grandchild, Savannah Morales of Moorefield, W.Va.
Richard’s funeral was held Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home. Interment followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oak Grove.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Virginia R. Vega

Virginia R. Vega
Virginia R. Vega, most recently of King George County, was reunited with her maker on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. She died very unexpectedly of natural causes.
She leaves behind her life partner, David L. Greenhalgh; her son, Halbert, of London, England; her brothers and their spouses, Tomas in New Jersey and Jobel in Argentina; sister Miriam and her spouse in New Jersey; and numerous nieces and nephews on both continents.
She was predeceased by her parents, Tomas and Blanca, and brother Guillermo, all of Argentina.
A service was held Saturday, Nov. 3, at Bliley’s Funeral Home, 8510 Staple’s Mill Road, Henrico.
Any remembrances should go to Wounded Warriors in her name.
Interment of the remains will be in Argentina in 2013, when arrangements are finalized.

Garrison J. Boyle, III

Garrison J. Boyle, III
Garrison J. Boyle III, 87, of Bowling Green died Monday October 29, 2012, at Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center.
He became Pvt. Boyle in 1942, when he joined the U.S. Army. He began training with General George Patton’s brigade at Fort A.P. Hill, and ultimately served with him in the African desert as a motorcycle messenger.
He quickly ascended the ranks, went to OCS and became an aviator. It was at this time that Lt. Boyle served in the Korean War as a helicopter pilot.
In 1962 Capt. Boyle and his team of test pilots set seven world records in the HU1B Huey for flying faster, higher and longer than anyone else had done.
He was chosen for, attended and passed astronaut training, but decided to remain a helicopter pilot instead. Maj. Boyle was given the honor of being selected to become aircraft carrier certified through many takeoffs and landings on its deck. For this, he was presented with an actual “tail hook.”
In 1967, Lt. Col. Boyle was sent to serve in yet another combat zone, the Vietnam War. This time he was a rescue pilot for downed helicopter crews and ground personnel while flying his helicopter through nonstop gunfire and Agent Orange.
His military career spanned 32 years. Col. Boyle was stationed at the Pentagon when he retired in 1974 as the Army’s senior test pilot.
His many awards include both the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He and his wife, Julia, settled in Bowling Green, where he was very active in the VFW and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Martin Boyle; his daughter, Cathy Kuhns, (George), of Milford; his daughter-in-law, Judy Boyle of King George; four grandchildren, Darrel Simpkins, Matthew Hoover, Michael Boyle and Brian Boyle; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Garrison J. Boyle IV.
A funeral was held Friday, Nov. 2, in the Storke Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Jimy Edwards officiating.
Burial with military honors with follow in Lakewood Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the VFW or Bowling Green United Methodist Church.
Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

Everette Byrd, Jr.

Everette Byrd, Jr.
Everette “Lump” Byrd Jr., 48, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Oak Grove.
He was employed by P.D.&E. Complete Maintenance.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Byrd of Colonial Beach; parents Everette “Ed” and Rose Byrd of Colonial Beach; stepson Kevin Jackson of Fredericksburg; stepdaughter Cheryl Jackson of Damascus, MD; and two sisters, Barbara Smith (Raymond) and LaWanda Smith (Sylvester), all of Colonial Beach.
A funeral was held Friday, Nov. 2, at Little Zion Baptist Church in Oak Grove, with the Rev. Earl Howerton officiating. Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

George Ray Chappell

George Ray Chappell, 57, of King George County died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Chappell was an Air Force veteran and had worked at Wilson Bros. Inc. He was proud of his Native American heritage and loved to read.
Survivors include his sons, Jeremy Chappell (Danielle), and Joshua Chappell (Sarah), all of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his grandsons, Grayson and Josh; his granddaughters, Caydence, Teresa and Evelynn; his sisters, Linda Sullivan and Nancy Madison of Fredericksburg, Carolyn Lumpkin of King George, Diana McQueen of Port Royal and Donna Chappell of Harrisonburg; and brothers John R. Chappell of Spotsylvania County, David E. Chappell of AL and Kenneth D. Chappell, Joseph A. Chappell, Stephen W. Chappell and Frank S. Chappell, all of Spotsylvania. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, Nancy Chappell Knable; his former wife, Teresa Chappell Hafner; and brother James “Butch” Chappell.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; or Hospice of Virginia, 50 N. Laura St., Suite 1800, Jacksonville, FL, 32202.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Henry Thomas Dlugonski

Henry Thomas Dlugonski
Henry Thomas Dlugonski, 77, of Fredericksburg died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Falls Run Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Dlugonski was born Feb. 5, 1935, in Pittsburgh to the late Frank and Sophie Dlugonski.
Survivors include his wife, Bernadette C. Dlugonski of Fredericksburg; sons Mark J. Dlugonski (Jean) of King George and Michael B. Dlugonski of Fredericksburg; daughter Michele M. Lonzo (Anthony) of Fredericksburg; brother Frank Dlugonski of Pittsburgh; sister Theresa Gratkowski of Pittsburgh; grandchildren Christopher Lonzo (Rosanna) and Nicole Wynn-Brice (Daniel); and great-granddaughter Savannah Lonzo.He was predeceased by brother Leonard Dlugonski and sisters Rita Burgiss and Helen Baginski.
A service was held Friday, Nov. 2, at Covenant Funeral Service chapel with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

James Thomas Anderson

James Thomas “Jimbo” Anderson, 66, of Spotsylvania County, and most recently of King George County, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at his home.
Jimbo was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His greatest joys were nurturing, giving and taking care of his family. James was a member of Chancellor Baptist Church and had retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
He leaves to mourn, his beloved wife of 43 years, Vickie Wood Anderson; son James Christopher Anderson (Michele) of Fredericksburg; daughter Heather Dawn Simmons (Robert) of Port Royal; and four grandsons, Austin, Alex, Zachary and Kingston.
He is also survived by one sister, Nancy Gail Hall of Staunton; two nephews; and many devoted friends and family.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Chancellor Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Flowers will be received or memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at jdrf .org/centralvirginia.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Everett Byrd, Jr.

Everette “Lump” Byrd Jr., 48, of Colonial Beach died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, as the result of an auto accident in Oak Grove.
Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.  Visit brooksfuneralhome.com for service information.

James Michael Bumbry

James Michael “Big Mike” Bumbry Sr. of King George County, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mike was the assistant manager and a member of the Harmonies of Faith Quartet. He was past worshipful master of King George Masonic Lodge 314, past commander and chief consistery at Lodge 346, Fredericksburg, and past potentate Magnus Temple 3 in Alexandria.
He leaves his wife, LaVerne Bumbry of King George; two sons, James Michael Bumbry Jr. of King George and Bryan F. Williams of Woodbridge; two daughters, Regina Lewis of King George and Christel Ebony Norwood of Suitland, MD; four grandchildren; two sisters, Jocelyn Bumbry Mitchell of Fort Washington, MD, and Charlotte Brumbry Foote (Wycliffe), of Aquasco, MD; and two brothers, Rayfield Paul Bumbry Sr. of King George and Frederick C. Bumbry of Surfside, SC.
A service was held Monday, Oct. 22 at Little Ark Baptist Church, Owens, with the Rev. Larry Robinson officiating. Burial was in church cemetery.
Online guest book available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Beatrice Ann Zimba

Beatrice Ann “Judy” Zimba passed away at her home in King George County, on Oct. 23, 2012.
Judy was born on Nov. 16, 1943, in Fredericksburg to George S. and Mabel F. Taylor Graninger.
Judy was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the American Legion and the Moose Women’s Club. She spent many years caring for children as a child care provider and hosting neighborhood holiday events.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed country music, fishing, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.
Survivors include her fiance, Walter Shelton of King George; two sons, Jesse Robinson of Battleground, WA, and Chuck Burchell (Tiffany), of Stafford County; a daughter, Teresa Crouch (Dale), of Kilmarnock; five grandchildren, Daniel, Gina, Chance, Alyssa and Briana; and one brother, John Graninger of Dearborn, MI.
A private graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Fredericksburg.
Online condolences may be made at laurelhillfuneralhome.com.

Harry Redmon Crouch

Harry Redmon Crouch, 91, of King George County, formerly of Clifton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Crouch was born June 6, 1921, in Clifton, son of the late Ralph S. and Ollie Mae (Smith) Crouch.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served his country in World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 8469, Fairfax Station. He loved baseball, bowling and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nena E. Crouch.
Survivors include two children, H. Ray Crouch (Pam) of Spotsylvania County, and Lois Ann Deem (Jerry) of King George; six grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Pierce Funeral Home, in Manassas. Interment followed in Middleburg Cemetery, Middleburg.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions in his name to VFW Post 8469, 5703 Vogue Road, Fairfax Station, VA, 22039.
Condolences may be sent to piercefh.com.

Joseph K. Weedon

Joseph K. Weedon, 82, of King George County passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in King George, Mr. Weedon served four years in the Army with Company C 407 Engineer Battalion in Alaska during the Korean War. Joe had retired from Lebanon Chemical Company after 30 years of service.
He is survived by a sister, Eva Honeycutt of Birmingham, Al.; a brother, Jerome Weedon of Richmond; his special nephew, James Weedon and his wife, Theresa and their children, Joshua Weedon, Katherine Wilson (Justin), all of King George who were his caregivers for the past four years.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 28 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. The service will begin at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Warnick officiating at the funeral home. Interment will be held in Quantico National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations 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.

Eugene Raymond Rupard

Eugene Raymond Rupard, 90, of Fairview Beach in King George County passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at his residence.
Eugene was born in Konnarock on July 29, 1922. He retired as a home builder.
He is survived by three daughters, Brenda Imperato of Shippensburg, PA; and Jeannette Lufsey and Sandi O’Toole, both of King George; 10 grandchildren including Tammy Barlow of Stafford; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Rupard, and his daughter, Barbara Hart.
The family received friends Sunday, Oct. 21, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Eugene’s funeral was held Monday, Oct. 22, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Allensworth officiating.
Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Donations may be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

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