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Davie E. Jones

Davie E. Jones, 60, of Lexington Park passed away Tuesday, Nov., 6, 2012, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

He is survived by his wife, Annette Jones, and his son, Travis Jones, both of Richmond; his mother, Isabell H. Jones of St. Mary’s, MD; his father, Daniel Jones and stepmother Agnes of Colonial Beach; and several brothers and sisters.

A funeral was Saturday, Nov. 10, at Little Zion Baptist Church in Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Earl Howerton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome .com.

Arthur Lee Mills, Jr.

Arthur Lee Mills Jr. 48, of Stafford County passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.

He was a member of Stafford Crossing Community Church and worked for more than 20 years as an elevator technician for Schindler Elevator Co.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kerri, and son Daniel of the home; mother Joyce Mancini (Jim) of Naples, FL; sisters Dora Lumpkin (Jimmy) of King George and Annie Heflin of Richmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service was held Monday, Nov. 12, at Stafford Crossing Community Church. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to Stafford Crossing Community Church, Building Fund, 1420 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22405.

Online condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonstafford.com.

Eugene Miller

Eugene Miller, 72, of King George County died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1939, in Chicago, the son of Jesse and Linda Fister Miller.

Mr. Miller earned his Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Kent State University in 1961. He then enrolled in graduate studies in mathematics at Michigan State University and later at the University of Maryland.
He moved to King George County in 1965 and began his career with the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, where he was an operations research analyst until his retirement in 1994.

Upon retirement, he devoted his time as a volunteer at the Caledon Natural Area, where he logged over 3,600 hours of service. Visitors would often find him working on the park’s trail system or welcoming and assisting them when they came into the Visitors’ Center.

Mr. Miller’s hobbies included woodworking, motorcycling and gardening.

He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Susan and Katharyn. He is survived by two nephews and a niece.

A celebration of his life was held Saturday, Nov. 10, at Caledon State Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Caledon Natural Area, 11617 Caledon Road, King George, VA, 22485.

Alice Powell Beck

Alice Powell Beck
Alice Powell Beck, a lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, passed on Monday, November 5, 2012.  
She was born in Monroe Hall, VA on May 4, 1927.  Alice was the daughter of James Clifford Powell and Sadie R. Fisher.
Alice was a graduate of Oak Grove High School.  Among her many interests were gardening, fishing, canning, and baking pies and cakes for her friends. Alice was preceded in death by her husband of forty one years, Martyn Beck.         
She is survived by her sister Margie Gutridge (Willie); brothers Tommy Powell, Russell (Barbara), Julian and (Virginia), Douglas and his partner, Shawn Chisholm and many nieces, nephews and valued friends.  She was preceded in death by her sister Joyce Frank, and by brothers James A. “Billy” and Leroy Powell.
The family will receive friends from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov.  8 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George followed by  the funeral. Interment will be in in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice, with notices of condolence mailed in Alice’s name to P.O. Box 593, Colonial Beach, VA  22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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