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Area Deaths - July 25, 2012

Evelyn J. Lumpkin

Evelyn J. Lumpkin, 77, of King George County passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Evelyn was deeply religious and enjoyed a longtime membership at Hanover Baptist Church in King George, where she rejoiced in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her church family.

Born in Caroline County on Jan. 6, 1935, she was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse F. Lumpkin and Elizabeth Rouse Lumpkin; sisters Edith DeCapua, Elva Rose and Elsie Marshall; and brothers Harold, Kenneth and Wilbur Lumpkin.

Evelyn is survived by brother Jesse D. Lumpkin of Winter Park, FL; and niece Linda M. Freeman of King George, with whom she resided. She is also survived by many other nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Sunday, July 22, at Green Lawn Cemetery in Bowling Green.

In recognition of her love for animals, donations may be made to the King George Animal Rescue League, Box 1003, Dahlgren, VA, 22448.

Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George is handling the arrangements.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Sandra R. Talley Hayes

Sandra R. Talley “Sandi” Hayes, 50, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, July 16, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Reid Sr.; stepfather Charles T. Coleman; and sister Louise R. Nelson.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas Hayes of Colonial Beach; mother Christine Coleman of Fredericksburg; four sons, Michael D. Reid, Willard L. Talley Jr., Tremayne C. Talley and Douglas M. Hayes Jr.; brother James Reid Jr.; and three sisters, Patricia Reid Jiggett, Barbara Houchens and LaFaye R. Graham.

A service was held Saturday, July 21, at Church of God of Prophecy, in Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Sherman Hayes officiating. 

Burial was in Historyland Memorial Park in King George County.

A viewing was held at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. 

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Anne W. Ellis

Anne W. Ellis, age 73 of Colonial Beach, VA and Rehoboth Beach, DE formerly of Alexandria, VA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and close friends on Friday, July 20, 2012 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE.

Anne was born in Betterton, MD on October 15, 1938, the daughter of the late Newton and Florence Ethel (Willis) Ellis.  

She retired in 2001 as a code enforcement inspector with the city of Alexandria after 20 years of service.  Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Anne loved being around the water.  She was an avid boater and scuba diver.  

She is survived by her companion of 37 years, Loretta L. Wells; 4 sons, Samuel L. Cullis, Jr. of Annapolis, MD, Steven T. Cullis (Bonnie), of Worton, MD, Paul H. Cullis, Sr. (Beth), of Holden Beach, NC and Joseph C. Cullis of St. Louis, MO.  She is also survived by a brother, Francis Ellis (Jan) of St. Petersburg, FL; 3 sisters, Jane Biggs of North East, MD, Miriam Mahowald (Tony) of Ellicott City, MD, and Alice Oberender (Dave) of Fallston, MD; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Services and burial are private.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

Area Deaths - July 18, 2012

Betty C. Stephens

Betty C. Stephens, 85, of Sumerduck died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Carriage Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center, Fredericksburg.

She was born April 5, 1927, in King George County, a daughter of the late Michael Shelton and Macon G. Newton Shelton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by granddaughter Amanda Newman.

She is survived by three daughters, Diane F. Newman (Donny), of Sumerduck, Sheila Stephens of Spotsylvania County and Pamela Moran; one sister, Mable S. Howdershelt of Fredericksburg; grandson Dennis Campbell Jr.; great-grandson Garrett Campbell; and other grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Friday, July 13, at Mount Holly Baptist Church, Remington, VA. The Rev. Rick Ritchie officiated. 

Interment followed in Mount Holly cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Holly Baptist Church.

Moser Funeral Home of Warrenton, is in charge of services.    moserfuneralhome .com.

Keith Wayne Burrell, Sr.

Keith Wayne Burrell Sr., 53, of Haymarket went to meet his Lord on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at his residence. He was peacefully surrounded by the loving arms of his family after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on July 31, 1958, in Fredericksburg to Frank Gordon Burrell and Mary Loving Burrell. Keith grew up and lived most of his life in Dahlgren.

Keith was a loving son, father, brother and grandfather. He had a great sense of humor and he really enjoyed his music. He worked at Cue Recording Studios as a recording engineer/mastering engineer for 13 years.

He is survived by his mother, Mary L. Burrell of Dahlgren; a son, Keith W. Burrell Jr. (Shawn), of Dahlgren; a daughter, April Lyn Papenfuss (Jerry), of King George; a sister, Karen B. Buffkin (George), of Fredericksburg; and five grandchildren, Chadd and Meagan Burrell, Angel, Jolie and Sam Coates.

Keith was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Sally Williams Burrell; his father, Frank Gordon Burrell; and his brother, Bruce Gordon Burrell.

The family received friends, Sunday, July 15, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

The service was held Monday, July 16, at Oakland Baptist Church, King George with the Rev. Guy Mattox Jr. officiating. 

Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fredericksburg.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA, 22485.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

Adeline P. Graninger

Adeline P. Graninger, 95, of King George County died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at her home.

Survivors include her children, George A. Graninger and his fiancee, Jane Dunn, John S. Graninger (Shirley), Susan L. Henderson (Roger), Gary E. Graninger and Gloria J. Bull. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two nieces who reside in New York.

Services will be private.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Sandy Freeman

Sandy Freeman, 42, of King George County died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at her residence.

She was the manager of information technology for King George the past 10 years.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; mother Betty Ward; father Charles Byrd; and four sisters, Tasha Steward, Christy Byrd Samble, Charley Byrd and Christina Byrd.

Services were held Sunday, July 15, at the King George High School Auditorium, with the Rev. W.G. Berryman officiating.

Burial was in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Cedell Brook Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Robery Bruce Miller, Jr.

Robert Bruce Miller Jr., 70, of King George County passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Miller was an officer and a gentleman. He retired in 1986 after 27 years of service in the U.S. Navy as a CWO4 Chief Warrant Officer.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Pearl Roberta Miller. 

Other survivors include his son Robert Bruce Miller III (Karen), and their son, Robert Bruce Miller IV, all of Jacksonville, FL.; son Joseph Albert Miller of Fredericksburg; and sisters Myra Margaret Creecy of Seneca Falls, NY, and Libby Ann Miller of King George.

Mr. Miller was born in 1942 in Johnson City, TN, at his grandfather Orr’s estate. He was raised in Shadyside, MD, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1959. Active in the Navy from 1960 to 1986, he served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971, where he was highly decorated for combat service in special operations. 

He also served in the Royal Navy for two years on an exchange program. Upon retirement, he worked as a senior combat systems engineer for several companies from Washington, D.C., to the Republic of China (Taiwan).

He was a competition marksman for the military and was the first American to win the British National Commonwealth championship. He enjoyed and excelled at various outdoor sports, from bicycle racing to rock climbing. He was an exceptional husband, father and brother. He was a loving, compassionate and wise man who was greatly loved by all.

The family received friends Tuesday, July 17, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in Quantico National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease DC/MD/VA Chapter, 7507 Standish Place, Rockville, MD, 20855.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

James Thomas Jones

James Thomas Jones, 82, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

Jimmy was born at the Wilderness in Spotsylvania County on Oct. 18, 1929, to the late Clarence Lee and Loney Jones. 

He also was preceded in death by his wife, Iris Neal Jones, and brother Clarence Douglas Jones.

He entered the Navy in October 1951 and served in Korean waters aboard the USS Missouri during the Korean War.

He was employed by Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. and Murray Biscuit Co. in Fredericksburg and retired in 1995 from Lance Corp. in Orlando, FL.

Jimmy was a member of Wilderness Baptist Church. He enjoyed quail hunting, country music, the Redskins, watching watercraft on the Potomac River and his papillon, Baby. 

Jimmy made friends easily, and his lively banter will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and everyone who knew him.

He is survived by brother Clifton E. Jones of Orlando and sister Barbara J. Self and her husband, James, of Fredericksburg.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 

Burial will follow in Wilderness Baptist Church cemetery. The Rev. Amos Healy will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilderness Baptist Church, 9701 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA, 22551; 

or Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.

Online condolences may be made at johnsoncares.com.

Area Deaths - July 11, 2012

Marion Wilson Rose

Marion Wilson Rose, 90, of Stafford County passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, at Westmoreland Rehab and Healthcare.

Mr. Rose was a native of Stafford, and son of the late Scott and Amy Rose. He was a graduate of Falmouth High School. Mr. Rose served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945 and received a Bronze Star. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Mr. Rose had retired from civil service as a heating plant operator at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

He was a longtime member and former deacon of Fairview Baptist Church. Mr. Rose loved sports and was an accomplished duckpin bowler. He was an avid fisherman, played on several area baseball and softball teams and worked with the Boy Scouts for several years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Rogers Rose; four sisters; and five brothers.

Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Bradley (Tom) of King George County; his beloved granddaughter, Heather Bradley of King George; sister Kathrine “Dolly” Jensen (Stanley) of Falmouth; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Thursday, July 5, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service was held Friday, July 6, at the funeral home chapel. Burial with military honors followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Wayne Arthur Reid

Wayne Arthur Reid, 67, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Wayne was raised in Woodbridge, where he was a member of the O.W.L. Fire Department for a short time in the 1960s. He subsequently moved to Fredericksburg and was a longtime automotive painter, working at Purvis Ford for the past 15 years. Wayne was an avid deer hunter, drag racer and classic car collector.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Reid; sons Justin Reid (Valerie) of King George County and Corey Reid (Courtney) of Fredericksburg; nine grandchildren; father Charles Reid of Woodbridge; and cousin Ann Lindsey Burdette of Woodbridge.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Marie Reid.

A memorial service was held Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

Memorials may be made in his name to Falmouth Fire Department, Box 5056, Falmouth, VA, 22403.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Margaret Haag

Margaret Haag, 87, of Fredericksburg passed away Friday, July 6, 2012, at her residence.

A service was held Tuesday, July 10, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment will be at a later date.

The family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to either the Falmouth or King George volunteer fire and rescue departments.

Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com

Dennis R. Conner

Dennis R. Conner, 88, of Palm City, Fl. died Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Gardens Retreat in Palm City.

Born in Shalmar, MD, Dennis had been a resident of Palm City for over 30 years, coming from Colonial Beach. Before retiring, Dennis was an entrepreneur  with many businesses in both Maryland and Virginia. One of which was the Aqualand Complex in Charles County, MD. He also was a accomplished pilot.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Leslie M. Conner of Palm City; a sister, Louise Owens of Palm City; and a brother, Leo Conner of Hobe Sound, FL.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Conner; brothers Raymond, Delbert, Howard and Paul Conner and a sister, Shirley Garrett.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. The service will begin at 11:30 a.m. with interment following at Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Street, Stuart, Fl, 34997.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - July 4, 2012

Henry H. Hanrahan

Henry H. Hanrahan Jr., 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Toquerville, Utah, at the home of his son, Doug.

He had been fighting a long battle with heart disease. A Virginia native, he was born March 20, 1921, in Portsmouth.

Henry is survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise; and two sons, Henry H. Hanrahan III of King George County and Douglas P. Hanrahan of Toquerville. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Henry was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Russell Hanrahan of Portsmouth; and his sister, Effie Mae Morrison of Virginia Beach.

Henry was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel after 26 years of service. He served in World War II as part of the “Greatest Generation,” flying 55 combat missions in the Pacific Theater as a navigator/bombardier in B-25 Mitchell bombers, and served again in the Korean War flying another 55 combat missions in B-26 Invader bombers over North Korea. Henry served with distinction, earning numerous awards and decorations along the way. Included in these awards, and most meaningful to him, are the Master Navigator wings and the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for valor in Korea.

He retired from the Air Force in 1968, and settled in Nashua, NH, near his last duty station. Following his Air Force career he worked many more years in the manufacturing and computer industries and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from New Hampshire College. He finally retired from his civilian career at age 70. In 2003 Henry moved back to Virginia, where he built a new home in King George.

Henry was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a life member of more than 50 years at the Suffolk Lodge. It was a great honor for his family to be invited by the lodge to witness the ceremony in which he was awarded his 50-year membership pin.

Henry leaves his family a legacy of a life well-lived as a brave patriot and father. He set the example in leadership, discipline, integrity and loyalty to his country and his family. He will be missed.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in the chapel of Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, followed by burial with Henry’s fellow warriors in Arlington National Cemetery at 9 a.m. Friday, July 6.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Henry’s name either to the Masonic Lodge of Suffolk; or the U.S. Air Force Memorial.

Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

Albert Manuel Synan

Albert Manuel Synan, 87, of Spotsylvania County passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012, at his home.

A lifelong resident of Spotsylvania County, he worked in timber cutting and real estate and at the FMC Plant.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Inez H. Synan; his sons, Joseph A.C. Synan of Spotsylvania, William Daniel Synan of King George County and Mark Roderick L. Synan of Spotsylvania; one grandaughter, Meghan Elizabeth Bell Synan of Maryland; three brothers, Robert L. Synan of Georgia, Stanley M. Synan of Stafford and Howard Q. Synan of Oregon; one sister, Lillie A. Price of Fredericksburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Wednesday, June 27, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, followed by a service officiated by Sam McCracken. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA. 22407.

Vito Romano

Vito Romano, 64, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond.

Vito’s family received friends Thursday, June 28, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, June 29, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Colonial Beach. Interment followed in Quantico National Cemetery.

Donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Thomas Young Payne

Thomas Young Payne Jr., 84, a resident of Dogwood Village of Orange and formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.

Mr. Payne was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and had been a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Payne; mother Eva Sealy; father Thomas Payne Sr.; and stepfather Loren Sealy.

Survivors include his son, Charles E. Payne (Linda), of Fredericksburg; stepdaughter Jean Skidmore (Steve), of King George; grandchildren Neil Payne of Dumfries and Tracey Workman of Spotsylvania; great-grandchildren Andrew Payne, Timothy Payne, Angela Payne, James Payne and Cole Workman; sister Evelyn Toney of Spotsylvania; brother Charles M. Payne (Marie) of Richmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service was held Friday, June 29, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Willard T. Harvey

Willard T. Harvey, 35, of King George County passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012, at his residence.

He had been employed as an auto detailer for Radley Chevrolet for eight years.

He is survived by his wife, Christy Brown-Harvey of King George; daughter Tiyanna Brown of King George; and sons Trevon Harvey, Deshon Brown and Willard “Noodle” Harvey, all of King George.

The family held a viewing Thursday, June 28, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, and  at Salem Baptist Church, Jersey. The service was held Friday, June 29, at the church, with the Rev. Leonard G. Bland officiating.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Walter J. Bullock

Walter J. Bullock, 81, of Colonial Beach and Great Falls passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, at his home in Colonial Beach with family by his side.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1948 to 1952 on the USS Tanager. He retired from Virginia Power, formerly VEPCO, in 1992 after 40 years.

He was a member of Herndon Masonic Lodge 264, Kena Shriners, Camel Herders and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8241, and a past member of Moose Lodge 1267.

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Bullock Sheets; the light of his life and apple of his eye, his granddaughter, Sarah Christine Sheets; and his spouse, Evelyn Beach Bullock. He is also survived by his brothers, Alfred Lawrence Bullock (Lois) and Paul Bullock (Ramona); sisters Ellen Bennett (Jack), Dorothy Courtney and Norma Rumbaugh (Vince); and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald W. Bullock.

A visitation was held Sunday, July 1, at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St., Herndon, Va. 20170, with a Masonic service at 8 p.m. A funeral was held Monday, July 2, at the funeral home, with interment in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Herndon.

Online condolences may be made at adamsgreen.com.

Charles Edward Stuart, IV

Charles Edward Stuart IV, 33, of Montross died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

Born in Richmond, Charles was a member and pianist of Currioman Baptist Church. He was active in his school and community and became an Eagle Scout at an early age. He graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2002.

He is survived by his parents, Sharon D. Stuart and Charles E. Stuart III of Montross; his grandmothers, Lois H. Doleman of Montross and Barbara C. Edwards of Richmond; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family received friends Thursday, June 28, at Welch Funeral Home in Montross. A funeral was held Friday, June 29, at Currioman Baptist Church in Zacata.

Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the Currioman Cemetery Endowment Fund, Box 841, Montross, VA, 22520.

Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Herbert Rowland Ingram, III

Herbert Rowland “Ron” Ingram III, 64, died unexpectedly at his home in Montross on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.

He was born Sept. 13, 1947, in Norfolk. As a child he lived in Irvington before moving to Alexandria, where he graduated from F.C. Hammond High School in 1964. He served in the U.S.Air Force from 1964 to 1968. For many years prior to moving to Montross, he lived in White Stone and Palmer.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen Long Stone, and a brother, William Paul Ingram.

Survivors include his wife of eight years, Debra Erickson Ingram; his father, Herbert R. Ingram Jr. of Wichita, KS; and his brother Richard R. Ingram of White Stone; son and daughter Paul Ingram and Heather Morrow, both of Kansas City, and daughter Danielle Ingram of Kilmarnock; and several grandchildren, cousins and other family members.

He had become known for his photographic skills. Prior to suffering a stroke, he had worked in the building trade and had played base, six-string and 12-string guitar. Recently, his hobby was building one-quarter-scale model airplanes.

According to his wishes, he was cremated by Welch Funeral Home, Montross, and will be privately interred in the family cemetery in Irvington. His wife will hold a memorial to celebrate his life at a later date. 

Mrs. Ingram requests that any acknowledgment be in the form of tax-deductible contributions to the Hospital Hospitality House of Richmond, 612 E. Marshall St., Richmond, VA, 23219, or to the Stratford Hall VFD Building Fund, 136 Century Lane, Montross, VA, 22520.

Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral homeva.com.

William R. Morris

William R. Morris, 63, of Newland passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012.

William was born Nov. 9, 1948, to the late William E. Morris and Marie Morris.

While serving in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, he received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. 

He retired from NSWC in Dahlgren in 2009 with 42 years of service. After retirement he worked as a part-time contractor, but he stopped in 2011 because of declining health. 

William was a past member of Montross Volunteer Rescue Squad. He enjoyed hunting, spending time with his grandchildren and life.

Survivors are the love of his life, wife Janice L. Morris; son Robert Morris (Kelly); two grandsons, Tyler Morris and Christopher Langford; special sister Doris Tate (Raymond); special brother-in-law Wayne Harrison (Brenda); special cousin Fred Vanderslice (Joyce); sisters-in-law Patti Brown and Lisa King; niece Kelly King; numerous family and friends; and his special pets, dog Oreo and cats Suzie and Foot.

William was preceded in death by son Michael Morris and two brothers, Ned Morris and Kenneth Ellis.

A funeral with full military honors was held Monday, July 2, at Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel, with interment in Welcome Grove Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Richmond County Fire Department Co. 3.

Letha Alice Corbin Gaskins

Letha Alice Corbin Gaskins, 68, departed this life at her residence on Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Tappahannock.

She is survived by one daughter, Latonya Gaskins of Montross; three sons, Keith and James Jr. of Tappahannock and Maurice of Virginia Beach; her father, Percy Corbin of Tappahannock; six sisters, Myrtle Payne of Montross, Cynathia Veney of Warsaw, Barbara Lee of Philadelphia, Rita Corbin of New Jersey, Wanda Wise of Montross and Teresa Gumbs of Woodlake, Wash.; and one brother, Wayne Corbin of Tappahannock.

A visitation was held Monday, July 2, at Washington Funeral Home in Tappahannock. 

The funeral was held Tuesday, July 3, at Grace Episcopal Church, Millers Tavern. Father Vincent S. Hodge, vicar. The interment was in the church cemetery.

Online condolences can be made to washingtonfh.com.

Area Deaths - June 13, 2012

Catherine Martin Dickinson

Catherine “Katie” Martin Dickinson, 94, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, June 8, 2012.

Katie was a seamstress in Colonial Beach for generations and a faithful member of Colonial Beach Baptist Church.

She is the widow of Calvin B. Dickinson and a beloved mother, grandmother and sister.

Katie is survived by a son, David L. Dickinson (Laura Lee); and a grandson David L. Dickinson Jr, all of Spotsylvania County; a sister, Mildred Grigsby; and two brothers, John O. Martin and Albert Martin.

The family received friends Monday, June 11, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.

A funeral was held Tuesday, June 12, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Almond officiating. Interment followed at Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Donations may be made to Colonial Beach Baptist Church, Box 27, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443 or the ARC of Rappahannock, Box 1690, Stafford, VA, 22555.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Margaret Ann Wright Lewis

Margaret Ann Wright Lewis, 73, of King George County died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Lewis was a graduate of Mary Washington College. She taught school and later worked for the National Park Service and at Kenmore and Ferry Farm. Mrs. Lewis attended Two Rivers Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, William J. Lewis; three children, David Scott Lewis (Kimberly) of Pittsburgh, William H. Lewis of King George and Dinah Marie Taylor (Wade) of King George; three sisters, Bonnie Cooper of Stafford County and Robin Wright and Rebecca Wright-Cooper, both of Spotsylvania County; and three grandchildren, Kathryn Ann Taylor, William Wesley “Kip” Taylor and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at the funeral home chapel. 

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Two Rivers Baptist Church, 6420 Rokeby Lane, King George, VA. 22485.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Harry Murray Studds

Harry Murray “John” Studds, 92, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012, at his residence in Colonial Beach.

John was a World War II Navy veteran, having served from 1942 to 1945 on the USS Franklin. Following his service in the Navy, he was a bus driver at AB&W Transit Co. for 29 years. 

In 1969, after retiring, he moved to Colonial Beach, where he spent his remaining years working as a waterman on the Potomac River. 

He was a member of American Legion Post 148 and VFW Post 10574.

Survivors include one sister, Ethel Lavinus of Alexandria; two sons, Harry Studds of Alexandria and John Studds of Edenton, NC; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Carroll Studds, in 1928; his first wife, Mildred Studds, in 1951; one son, Richard Studds, in 1976; and his second wife of 49 years, Eleanor Studds, in 2005.

A memorial service will be held to honor and remember John at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, 131 Third St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443. 

Private committal of ashes will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VFW Post 10574, Box 39, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Area Deaths - May 9, 2012

George Albert Colbow

Mr. George Albert Colbow, 90, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Fred “Fritz” and Dorothy Colbow. George worked on the family farm in Montville, Ohio, until he entered the U.S. Army in 1943. He served as a member of the 366th Medical Battalion, serving in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany.

After his discharge, he returned to the family farm until 1949, when he took a position as a motor coach operator with Greyhound Bus Lines. 

In 1952, he moved his family to Cleveland, and took a position at Dairyman’s Ohio Farmers Milk Co. as a maintenance and boiler operator. In 1972, he moved his family to Mercer, PA, taking a position at Brookfield Dairy as a refrigeration supervisor and maintenance man.

George retired in 1986, and moved to Claremont, NC, where he continued to work at American Homes of Hickory and K-Mart. In 1991 he moved to Yadkinville, NC, and then in 2000 to King George County. In King George he did small-engine repairs for neighbors and friends. In October of 2011, he moved to his final residence at Heartfields Assisted Living in Fredericksburg.

George met and married the love of his life, Marie J. Banaszak, in 1947, when he was operating a streetcar in Cleveland and she was out for the Easter Parade. George was a hardworking man who never met an enemy. He loved to tell stories of his early days on the farm with his brothers and sisters, as well as his adventures in the service in Europe, where he drove an ambulance and then a Jeep for a general.

George loved good food and, after he lost Marie in December 2002, he frequented the local Cracker Barrel Restaurant, where he was known and loved by the staff.

Survivors include his sons, George Allen Colbow (Gail), of Cullman, AL, and Ronald Francis Colbow (Susan), of King George; two grandchildren, Katherina Mackey (Brian), of Virginia Beach and Christopher Colbow (Claudia), of Alexandria; five great-grandchildren; and siblings James Colbow of Chardon, OH, Sophie "Sue" Graham of Coshocton, OH, and Bertha Stewart of Fort Myers, FL. George is also survived by his niece, Barbara Bechel of Mentor, OH, and her daughters, Diane Marriott of Belleville, MI, and Debra Esker of Mentor, OH, who affectionately called him "Unckie." George and Marie made many friends all along the way, but in his late years, he had very good friends in his neighbors Wilson and Thelma Brown.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by siblings Arthur, Lydia and Clara.

A graveside service will take place in Hickory, NC, at a later date.

Memorials may be made in his name to Stafford County Rescue Squad, Box 414, Stafford, VA, 22555-0414.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

George Efthemes

George Efthemes, 75, of Stafford County passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Efthemes of Stafford; his sons, Todd G. Efthemes (Rachel), of Phillipsburg, NJ, Gregory Efthemes (Karen), of Henderson, NV, Terry E. Efthemes of Colonial Beach and Randy Efthemes of AL; his sister, Dorothy E. Wickom of TN; and his grandchildren, Christie, Kyle, Nick and Jessica Efthemes.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Roger Allen Mcconchie

Roger Allen Mcconchie, 57, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He was born on Oct. 14, 1954, in Falls Church to Pearl Burke Mcconchie and the late George H. Mcconchie. He was a member of Westmoreland Independent Baptist Church in Colonial Beach.

Roger is survived by his mother, Pearl Mcconchie; three sons; and one daughter. He was preceded in death by his father, George H. Mcconchie.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Westmoreland Independent Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Robert L. Warnick officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to his mother, Pearl Mcconchie, to assist her with future expenses.

Nash & Slaw Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Area Deaths - June 6, 2012

Teresa Ann Wharton

Teresa Ann “Terry” Wharton, 64, of King George County passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Terry was a member of the Fredericksburg Moose Lodge. She loved dancing and spending time with her family and dogs.

Survivors include her son, Christopher Wharton; her daughter, Kecia Wharton; and a cousin whom she considered a sister, Katherine Burgess. She was preceded in death by cousin Dick DeShazo, her “brother.”

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 2, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment will be private.

Terry had requested that those attending wear red in celebration of her life.

Memorials may be made in her name to the King George Volunteer Fire/Rescue, Company 1-Rescue Station 1, 8122 Kings Highway, King George, VA, 22485.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Luther “Q” Johnson, Sr.

Luther “Q” Johnson, Sr., 88, of King George passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He is survived by two sons, Luther F. Johnson (Renee) of King George and Lloyd Johnson (Adreka) of Fredericksburg; one daughter, Ruth “Baby Jane” Johnson of King George; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; sister Mary Brown (James) of Fredericksburg; and brother James “Gene” Johnson of Port Royal.

The funeral was held Tuesday, June 5, at Arms of the Lord Ministries, Fredericksburg, with Pastor Robert Brown officiating. Burial will be in Quantico National Cemetery. 

Donations may be made to Arms of the Lord Ministries, 2100 Airport Ave., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Collette Newton Ashton

Collette Newton Ashton, formerly of Dahlgren, daughter of the late C. Frederick and Clara Newton, beloved mother of Amy Barnes (Derrick), Alison Redd and Carl Bobby Redd Jr.; and cherished grandmother of Derrick Barnes II and De’ja Redd, entered into eternal rest Monday, May 21, 2012.

She is also survived by her devoted sisters, Marjorie Banks, Lenora Battle and Barbara Purdie (Roy); devoted brother Willie Newton (Cre); and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of life was held at New Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 2. 

William Thomas Shreve, III

William Thomas Shreve III, 64, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the VFW and the American Legion.

He is survived by two daughters, Heather Hardin and Jennifer Sydnor; and four grandchildren, Whitney, Madisin, Kiersten and Ryan.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made in his name to Hospice of Virginia, Box 2098, 1328 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, VA, 22560

Condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Helen Grace Rowley Farrell

Helen Grace Rowley Farrell, affectionately known as Nanny, 87, of Colonial Beach departed for her heavenly home on Friday, June 1, 2012, after fighting a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

She is survived by her three children, Brenda Bennett, Benny Farrell (Dori) and David Farrell (Jackie); four grandchildren, Karen Staples Jones (CJ), Jennifer Farrell Diego (Chris), Jonathan Farrell and Hallie K. Farrell; and three great-grandchildren, Karlie Grace Jones, Caleb Diego and yet to be born Baby Diego. She is also survived by her sisters, Pearl Arrington (Dave) and Bo Reamy; her brother, Sonny Rowley (Ruth); and her extended Maryland family, who loved her like a sister.

Grace was a homemaker until the untimely death of her beloved husband, Howard Farrell. She then became a longtime employee of Ben Franklin in Colonial Beach.

Grace was a deeply religious woman who was a lifetime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. 

Through her unwavering faith and encouraging words, she touched and influenced many lives.

Nanny loved to attend yard sales to find that perfect bargain. 

She greatly enjoyed sitting down with family and friends to “pick” some crabs, where she found great delight in telling everyone a good joke. Her bright smile and contagious laughter will live on in our hearts.

The funeral was held Tuesday, June 5, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. 

Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George. 

A celebration of her life was held at Oak Grove Baptist Church immediately following burial.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center for the love and comfort they provided to Grace, and her family, during the last years of her life.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Roy Alton, II

Roy “Buddy” Alton II, 65, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at his home in Colonial Beach.

He was born Aug. 11, 1946, at Providence Hospital in Washington, to the late Roy L. Alton, Sr. and the late Betty Mae Alton. 

He was a longtime Colonial Beach resident and Fredericksburg Home Depot Department Manager. He loved boating, crabbing, fishing, gambling and working in his yard.

He is survived by his son, Rusty Alton (Melissa); daughter Michele Ann Alton; grandchildren Tyler Race and Dylan Speed Alton, and Madison Eberle; and brother Greg “Van” Alton (Linda Ritch).

A visitation was held on Tuesday, June 5, at Archart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata, MD. Interment will be private.

Please make a donation in Buddy’s honor to your local Humane Society.

Marcia Robinson Johnson

Marcia Robinson Johnson, 62, of Tappahannock, formerly of Aylett, departed this life on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at her residence.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynette Thornton (James) of Hanover; one sister, E. Joy Robinson (William) of Aylett; and one brother, Elmore S. Robinson (Sylvia) of Aylett.

A visitation was held Tuesday, June 5, at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Providence Baptist Church, Aylett, with the Rev. Evans White, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Online condolences at washingtonfh.com.

Donald Wayne Dalton

Don Wayne Dalton, 37, of King George, VA, passed away, Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg.  

He was the husband of Leslie Dawn Dalton.  Born December 23, 1974, in Lynchburg, he was the son of Barbara Underwood Dalton.

Don was the owner of Dalton Professional Flooring.  Don was also a coach for the King George Youth Athletic Association, the King George Parks and Recreation and the King George Little League.

Don was preceded in death by his grandparents, William A. and Hallie Underwood; brother-in-law, Robert Allen Trujillo; and his aunt, Fran U. Hutcherson

In addition to his wife and mother, Don is survived by one daughter, Morgan Gray Dalton of King George; one son, Drake Allen Dalton, also of King George; two sisters, Sandra Speck (Bill) of Lynchburg and Hope Dickerson  (Steve) of Hardy; four nieces and nephews, Chris Trujillo, Belle Dickerson, Grant Dickerson and Wyatt Dickerson; grandmother, Atha Bailey; aunts and uncles, Judy Dalton, Janice and Mark Poole and Robert and Lisa Bailey; three cousins, Spencer Bailey, Jill Harliss and Isaac Harliss; and many other loving relatives and friends.

A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with the Rev. Frank Casper officiating.  Interment will follow at Gretna Burial Park. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Don Dalton Memorial Fund/ King George Youth Athletic Association.

Area Deaths - May 2, 2012

Henry Harrison Horton
Henry Harrison Horton, 86, of Farnham passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2012, with his loved ones at his side. He ascended to his reward after a brave battle with leukemia. He was a man of incredible faith and strength and leaves behind a lasting legacy of love and kindness to all that he touched.
Henry served with the Fourth Marine Division throughout World War II, with 23 months of that service spent in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.
After his military service, he began his career with the U.S. Postal Service, starting as a substitute letter carrier and later retiring as deputy regional director of the Washington U. S. Post Office Dept. in 1971. Henry then spent several years as a consultant on postal affairs.
One of his most significant achievements was his participation in the development of an emergency gasoline rationing contingency plan for the federal government during the 1974 energy crisis. He later worked for Sears Roebuck and Co., where he served as credit authorization manager for the greater Washington, D.C., area.
Henry and his family resided for many years in Alexandria, where he was a deacon at Woodlawn Baptist Church, near Fort Belvoir. After moving to Colonial Beach, he served as a deacon at Colonial Beach Baptist Church and as a member of the Colonial Beach Planning Commission.
Henry was a member of Popes Creek Baptist Church, the American Legion, Fourth Marine Division Association, NARFE, American Assn. for Postal Supervisors and the National Assn. of Letter Carriers.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Betty J. Horton of Farnham; a daughter, Donna J. Barden (Marshall), of Montross; two sons, Ronald W. Horton (fiancee Coral Wheeler), of Culpeper and Darrell B. Horton (Betty), of Montross; daughter-in-law Joan Horton of Stafford; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter Nancy A. Sjogren of White Plains, MD. Henry was also “Grandpa” to a huge extended family who loved him dearly.
A memorial celebration was held Friday, April 27, at Popes Creek Baptist Church, Montross, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating.
Interment will be at a later date at Quantico National Cemetery in a private family service.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Virginia, Box 2098, Tappahannock, VA, 22560 or Popes Creek Baptist Church, Box 592, Montross, VA, 22520.
Online condolences may be expressed at foundandsons.com.

Bessie Robinson Hitchens
Bessie Robinson Hitchens, 96, of Tappahannock departed this life Saturday, April 21, 2012, at her residence.
She is survived by her daughter, Gwendolyn Thomas and her husband, Russell, and numerous nieces.
A service was held Friday, April 27, at First Baptist Church, Tappahannock with the Rev. Vernon Keeve officiating and the Rev. Marion Tapscott as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Service of comfort is entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. Online condolences are at washingtonfh.com.

Estelle S. Riemer
Estelle S. Riemer of Silver Spring, Md., died Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Riemer; loving mother of Michael, Sharon, Joey and Dale; and cherished grandmother of Charlie, Heather, Mckenzie, Blake, Brady, Casey, Cody and Emily. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday, April 30, at Potomac Baptist Church, King George. Interment was in the church cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be made in her name to Potomac Baptist Church, 8103 Comorn Rd., King George, VA 22485.
Online register may be found at hinesrinaldifuneralhome.com.

Elmira B. Watts
Elmira B. Watts, 92, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A funeral was held, Tuesday, May 1, at New Monrovia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach. Interment will be in Historyland Cemetery, King George.
Arrangements are being handled by Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Charlotte F. Horsey
Charlotte F. Horsey, 94, of Spotsylvania County died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Evangelist Paula and Pastor Harry Wallace of Henrico; three granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, May 2, at People’s Union Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Harry Wallace officiating. Burial will be Saturday, May 5, in Nanticoke Cemetery, Nanticoke, MD.
Online guest book available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Douglass Ann Walsh Hovey
Douglass Ann Walsh “Dougie” Hovey, 64, of Birmingham, AL, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
She was born June 25, 1947, in Nashville, TN, and lived in Mount Pleasant, TN, in her early years. She moved to Fredericksburg in 1961 and graduated from James Monroe High School and then Radford College. She moved to the Birmingham area in 2008.
Dougie enjoyed gardening, reading, taking walks and helping others. She gave of herself endlessly and was pleased with her mother’s nickname for her, “Care and Share.” Family was a very important part of her life.
First and foremost, she loved spending time with her husband, Robert, whose hometown is Fredericksburg. Additionally, she cared for her nieces, nephews and their children as if they were her own. Hearing stories of her grand-nieces and grand-nephews gave her much joy, as did sharing special occasions with them and all of her family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three stepchildren, Bryan Hovey (Cathy) of Fredericksburg, Deborah Hovey Boutchyard (Chris) of Spotsylvania County and Eric W. Hovey of King George County; twin sister Margaret E. Walsh and brother James F. Walsh (Peggy), all of Birmingham; and many nieces and nephews. Dougie was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth M. Walsh.
The family received friends Monday, April 30, at Ridout’s Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, AL. A graveside funeral was held the same day in Southern Heritage Cemetery, Pelham.
Tributes may be made at Dougie’s memorial page at southern heritagefunerals.com.
The family requests donations be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (namialabama.org).

John Charles Middlebrook
John Charles Middlebrook, born August 6, 1958, recently passed away unexpectedly while out in his pickup camper.
Mr. Middlebrook graduated from King George High School in June 1976. He moved to Houston, Texas in 1978 and worked there for five or six years, returning to Harrisonburg, VA in 1982 to live with his parents where he worked for about  20 years assisting in the maintenance of his father’s apartments.
After the demise of his parents he sold their home and went west to the Arizona and New Mexico areas in 2008. He was living in the Truth or Consequences area at Hillsboro where he   passed away at age 54. He never married.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edgar Norden and Mary Ellen Middlebrook.
He is survived by his sister Mary Sue Leeper of Harrisonburg and brother Edgar Norden Middlebrook, Jr., of Bullhead City, Arizona.

Area Deaths - May 30, 2012

Robert Acree

Robert Acree, 58, departed this life Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his residence in Champlain.

He is survived by one daughter, Damaris Acree of Richmond; one son, Marcus Acree of Arlington; two sisters, Cheryl Holmes (Michael) of Tappahannock and Telia Acree of Champlain; and one brother, George Acree (Jennifer) of Arlington.

A visitation was held Thursday, May 24, at Washington Funeral Home  in Tappahannock, and one hour before the service at the church.

The service was held Friday, May 25, at Antioch Baptist Church, Champlain, with the Rev. Daniel Goodall officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at washingtonfh.com.

Lynn H. Gilliland

Lynn H. Gilliland, 74, of King George County passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at home.

Lynn was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Muskogee, OK, to the late Harry H. and Anna Mae Gilliland. He grew up in Muskogee and graduated from Muskogee High School and North Eastern State College in Tahlequah, OK. During his high school and college years, he was a three-time winner of the First State Award for Excellence in Designing and Craftsmanship of the Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild model car competition.

He moved to Dahlgren in 1961 for a job at the (then) Naval Weapons Laboratory. He worked in the U.S. Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile Program for many years and retired in December of 1993 from the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

He had many interests over the years including photography, cars, ham radio and model railroading. 

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in King George.

Lynn is survived by his wife of 43 years, Frances.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 23, at Trinity United Methodist Church, King George.

Donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Box 155, King George, VA, 22485; or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.

Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

David Shawn Richards

A funeral for David Shawn Richards, 42, of Colonial Beach was held  Saturday, May, 26, 2012, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church. Interment was in Historyland Cemetery, King George.

Funeral arrangements are by Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Gus Melvin Schools, Jr.

Gus Melvin “Billy” Schools, Jr., 78, of Caret passed away Friday, May 25, 2012.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley Schools; daughter Nancy Jacobus (David) of Culpeper County; sons Michael L. Schools (Tammy) and Dennis R. Schools, all of Tappahannock; and other loving family members. He was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Wayne Schools.

A funeral was held Sunday, May 27, in Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock. Interment is in Upper Essex Baptist Church cemetery, Caret.

Windell Johnson

Windell Johnson, 60, departed this life on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his residence in Newtown.

He is survived by his mother, Laura B. Johnson of St. Stephens Church; one son, Steven Johnson of Tappahannock; four sisters, Mary M. Jeter (Truett) of Bowling Green, Carolyn Nelson of Tappahannock, and Pauline Johnson and Patricia Johnson, both of St. Stephens Church; four brothers, Charles L. Johnson Sr. (Thelma), Luther E. Johnson, Robert D. Johnson Sr. (Barbara) and Prentis Johnson, all of St. Stephens Church. He also leaves a longtime friend and companion, Glennis Fauntleroy.

Visitation was held Sunday, May 27, at Washington Funeral Home,  Tappahannock. 

A service was held Monday, May 28, at First Mount Olive Baptist Church, Newtown, with the Rev. Drucilla Tate officiating. The Rev. Dennis Dabney was the eulogist. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Online condolences can be made to washingtonfh.com.

Barbara Joan Smith

Barbara Joan Smith, 76, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Barbara had retired as a co-owner of Smith Service Center in Colonial Beach. She was a member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church and an active volunteer worker.

She is survived by her husband, Harry “June” Smith Jr; three sons, Tommy Hayden (Linda) of Colonial Beach, Kenny Hayden (Jenny) of Louisville, KY, and Michael Smith of the home; four daughters, Linda Ward (Pat) of Mount Holly, Terry Puffinburger (Danny) of Colonial Beach, Barbara “BJ” Madison (John) of Colonial Beach and Rachel Zumstein of Jeffersonton; three brothers, Ernest Travers (Carolyn) of Germantown, MD, Eddie Travers (Donna) of Ocala, FL, and Bernie Dodson of Springfield; a sister, Peggy Hofmann of Titusville, FL; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Tuesday, May 29, at Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Yunho Eo officiating. Burial will be private. 

Donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 1433 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, VA, 23235.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - April 25, 2012

Virginia Langdon Huddleston
Virginia Langdon Huddleston, 83, of Midlothian, Va., died unexpectedly, April 21, 2012.  
She was born May 13, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert Archer Huddleston.  She is survived by four children; Peter C. Huddleston (Mary), Amy H. Hand (Jess), Mark R. Huddleston (Beth), and Julia H. Huffman, five grandchildren; Jonathan L. Hand, Laura C. Hand, Andrew J. Huffman, William A. Cagle, and Zachary R. Huddleston.
 Virginia graduated from Queen College with a degree in mathematics and worked in New York City in the banking industry.  In 1956 she moved to Covington, VA, where she was active in The Emanuel Episcopal Church, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, the League of Women Voters, Garden Club, Friends of the Library, The Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and supported Boys Home Episcopal.  She was also a supporter and volunteer at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center in Clifton Forge, VA.
 In 2002 she moved to Brandermill Woods Retirement Community in Midlothian, VA, where she enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, book clubs, Bible study, her faithful dog, Monique and happy hour.  
During this time she became an active member of The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, where her memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 11a.m., with a reception following at Brandermill Woods Retirement Community’s club house.  
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  
Condolences may be made at: www.woodyfuneralhomehuguenot.com.

E. Wayne Harmon, Sr.
E. Wayne Harmon Sr., 70, of Silver Springs, Fla., passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, in Florida.
Wayne was born in Floyd County and was a long-distance truck driver. He was a member of the Fredericksburg Eagles and Moose lodges.
He is survived by his long-time companion and friend, Joyce Heiden; children Elvin Harmon Jr., Brandy Robinson, Crystal Ray, Theresa Furrow and Kim Furrow; sister and brother-in-law Wanda and Stirges Phillips; brother Terry Harmon; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special cousin Peggy Keith; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, April 22, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A funeral was held on Monday, April 23, the funeral home, with the Rev. Sherman Davis officiating. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Elizabeth Louise Fitzgerald “BettyLou” Braden
Elizabeth Louise Fitzgerald “Betty Lou” Braden, 82, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at her home, Litchfield Farm, in King George County.
Betty Lou was born January 24, 1930 in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of Leonard Washington Fitzgerald Sr. and Catherine Delaney Fitzgerald. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Early “Moose” Braden Jr., and her brother, Leonard Washington Fitzgerald, Jr.
She is survived by her children, Boyd Early “Smokey” Braden III (Shirley); Brian Andrew Braden Sr. (Kathy); and Virginia Catherine “Ginnie Kaye” Braden (Danny Joe Greene); four grandchildren, Boyd “Bo” Braden IV, Brian Andrew Braden Jr., Mary Elizabeth Braden, and Morgan Brianna Braden; brother, Emmett William Fitzgerald (Peggy); and several nieces and nephews.
Betty Lou was a longtime member of Oakland Baptist Church, teaching Sunday School there for many years, and often attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as well. She was the valedictorian of her King George High School graduating class and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mary Washington College. She later received her teaching certification and taught mathematics at King George Middle School for many years before retiring.
She was a long standing and dedicated member of the James Madison Garden Club, the King George Book Club, and the King George Historical Society. Betty Lou enjoyed gardening, bird watching, being outdoors, sharing her family’s genealogy and local history, and spending time with her family and many friends.
She had been honored recently by the King George Board of Supervisors for hosting Go Fly a Kite Day at Litchfield Farm for 25 years.
The family received friends Monday, April 23, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A funeral was held Tuesday, April 24, at Oakland Baptist Church with the Rev. Guy Mattox officiating.
Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Fredbrg/Spotsylvania Unit, Attn:  Trudy Clifton, 113 Tall Pines Ave., Locust Grove, VA, 22508.
Online condolences may be made at nashandslawfh.com.

Edith Juanita Smith
Edith Juanita Smith, 80, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Edith was born Sept. 26, 1931, in Washington, D.C., to Katherine and Charles Hinton. She moved to Falls Church and married her high school sweetheart, David Montgomery Smith, in 1951.
As mother to four children, Edie loved playing outside with them, inventing new games and playing card games.
She joined the workforce in the 1960s, sharing ownership of a beauty salon in Arlington, then was a successful employment counselor with Potomac Personnel.
Following David’s retirement from the Arlington County Fire Department, they moved to Colonial Beach, where they loved woodworking, gardening, and fun weekends with the grandchildren. After her husband’s death from cancer, she moved to Fredericksburg to begin a new life of traveling while making new friends. Edie found love when she met Bob and while they had a short time together, they made the most of enjoying each other’s company.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Eichinger; daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Jim Jakubowski; son and daughter-in-law David C. and Jane Smith; daughter-in-law Christine Smith; grandchildren Kerry Gehring, Amy Powers, Nora Smith, Becky Rosati and Geoffrey Smith; and great-grandchildren Madison, Jack, Riley and Hayden. Her children William Montgomery and Patricia Lee pre-deceased her.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va. 22042, where a graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

Henry Harrison Horton
Henry Harrison Horton, 86, of Farnham passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2012, with his loved ones at his side. He ascended to his reward after a brave battle with leukemia.
Henry served with the Fourth Marine Division throughout World War II, with 23 months of that service spent in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. After his military service, he began his career with the U.S. Postal Service, starting as a substitute letter carrier and later retiring as deputy regional director of the Washington U. S. Post Office Department in 1971. Henry then spent several years as a consultant on postal affairs. One of his most significant achievements was his participation in the development of an emergency gasoline rationing contingency plan for the federal government during the 1974 energy crisis. He later worked for Sears Roebuck and Co., where he served as credit authorization manager for the greater Washington, DC area.
Henry and his family resided for many years in Alexandria, where he was a deacon at Woodlawn Baptist Church, near Fort Belvoir. After moving to Colonial Beach, he served as a deacon at Colonial Beach Baptist Church and as a member of the Colonial Beach Planning Commission. Henry was a member of Popes Creek Baptist Church, the American Legion, Fourth Marine Division Association, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, American Association for Postal Supervisors and the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Betty J. Horton of Farnham; a daughter, Donna J. Barden (Marshall), of Montross; two sons, Ronald W. Horton (fiancee Coral Wheeler), of Culpeper and Darrell B. Horton (Betty), of Montross; daughter-in-law Joan Horton of Stafford; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter Nancy A. Sjogren of White Plains, Md. Henry was also “Grandpa” to a huge extended family who loved him dearly.
A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Popes Creek Baptist Church, Montross, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Fellowship will follow.
Interment will be at a later date at Quantico National Cemetery in a private family service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Virginia, Box 2098, Tappahannock, VA, 22560 or Popes Creek Baptist Church, Box 592, Montross, VA, 22520.

Frances Hinson Brune
Frances Hinson Brune, 91, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2012.
Mrs. Brune was a member of Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a charter member and a member of the board of directors for Montross Rescue Squad, and served with various clubs and organizations in the county. She had retired as office manager with Levi Strauss & Co. and was then a retiree coordinator into her 80s.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Julian Hinson and Roy Brune.
She is survived by son Robert Hinson (Nancy) of Springfield; daughters Susan Staples of Montross and Betty Turnbull (Wally) of Durham, NC; grandchildren Michael Straughan (Peggy), Ryan Staples (Kristen), Brad Hinson, Kim Beaudine (Brad), Julie Nardella, Rhet Turnbull (Sarah), Andy Turnbull and Elizabeth Turnbull (Roberto). Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Nicole, Alec, Ava, Tyler, Ethan, Ian, Madison, Lexi, Brandon, Vivien, Camden, Stirling and Daniella.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Welch Funeral Home, Montross. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, Montross. Interment will follow in Popes Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Baynesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Montross Rescue Squad, Box 1174, Montross, VA, 22520; or Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 289 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA, 22560.
The family thanks caregivers Peggy Straughan, Mary Byrd and Riverside Tappahannock Hospice for their dedicated service.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral homeva.com.

Frederick Richard Newton
Frederick Richard Newton, 84, of Falmouth passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Heritage Hall.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked at NSWC, Dahlgren, for 31 years as a heavy equipment mechanic. He enjoyed his retirement years spending quality time with his family, hunting and fishing with his grandchildren and sons-in-law, metal detecting with his wife and trapping raccoons with his brother.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Clara; daughters Sandra Arrington (Sonny), of Colonial Beach, Janice Sullivan (Mark), of Stafford County and Sharon Fleming (Jerry), of Stafford; sisters Thelma Williams of Florida and June Hall of Spotsylvania County; brother Bernard Newton of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Robin Benner, Jerry Ronald Fleming Jr., Charles Stone Jr., Richard Corey Fleming, Dorey Reynolds, Jonmark Sullivan and Sarah Sullivan; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, an hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made in his name to the White Oak Rescue Squad or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Helen Elizabeth Jordan
Helen Elizabeth Jordan, 75, of King George County passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Jordan was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples in Christ) in Norfolk.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, John C. Jordan; three daughters, Carlene Brown (Steve), of King George, Linda Feine (Jeff), of Knoxville, TN, and Mary Jordan-Johnson (Dale), of Reading, PA; two grandchildren, Danielle and Amelia McLean of Reading; sister Gloria Brumley of Norfolk; and brother Charles Perry of Chesapeake.
Mrs. Jordan enjoyed spending time with her daughters and granddaughters, gardening, taking care of the birds and playing bingo. She fought a long battle with illness but kept a positive attitude to the end. She was loved by her husband, children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed.
A private graveside service will be held at Quantico National Cemetery.
Flowers or contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital may be made in her memory.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Edith V. Hutt
Edith V. Hutt, 65, of Montross, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2012.
She was a retired school teacher for Westmoreland County Schools, a former Westmoreland County School Board member and the wife of John C. Hutt, Jr.
She is survived by a son, J.Clifford Hutt, III, of Montross, daughter, Gretchen Gerrard Hutt Brown (Kevin) of Powatan, and Marlowe Brennan Hutt of Richmond; grandson, Zachary Michael Hutt, and a sister Mary Elizabeth Vansant Osborne (Richard), of Radford.
The family will receive friends from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28,m 2012 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Nomini Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central VA Chapter of the National MS Society, 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 301, Glen Allen, VA, 23060.
Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Gloria A. VanDerveer
Gloria A. VanDerveer, 70 of King George, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at Heritage Hall.
She was the widow of Donald VanDerveer. She is survived by her son Roy VanDerveer (Karen), of King George; daughter, Sheila VanDerveer of New Mexico; one brother and two grand children.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in King George, with the Rev. Ed Johnson officiating.
There will be a private burial at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico.

Area Deaths - May 23, 2012

Gilbert Nathan Skinner

Nora Balderson Beasley, 66, of Montross died Saturday, May 12, 2012.

She was employed in the accounting department at NSWC Dahlgren for 30 years, and was a member of Menokin Baptist Church.

She is survived by her mother, Lorena Sanford of Warsaw; two sons, Tom Beasley Jr. (Christi), of Farnham and Rodney Beasley of Warsaw; and a grandson, Tim Beasley of Boca Raton, FL. Also surviving are her sister, Margaret Moss of Montross; brother Calvin Balderson (Rita),  of Montross; and half sister Wanda Hamilton (Ray), of Farnham.

Nora was preceded in death by brother Gene Balderson and two grandchildren, Anne Marie Beasley and Joe Beasley.

The family received friends Wednesday, May 16, at Welch Funeral Home, Warsaw. 

A service was held Thursday, May 17, at Menokin Baptist Church, Warsaw, with burial in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Menokin Baptist Church, Box 1135, Warsaw, VA, 22572.

Albert Lee Beall, Jr.

Albert Lee Beall Jr., 55, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Albert is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Ann Beall; his children, Albert L. Beall III, Troy Parlett (Amber), Roger Beall (LeAnna), Tara Harrower, Tanya Negahnquet (Tommy) and Michael Beall; 12 grandchildren; seven siblings, Ginny Kreamer, Brenda Mims (Dave), Bobby Beall, Randy Beall, Kathy Barnes (Ed), Debbie Burgess and Cindy Holton (Charles); and several nieces and nephews.

Albert was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Burgess; his father, Albert L. Beall; and a brother, James “Jimmy” Beall.

A memorial service was held at Saturday, May 19, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. 

Contributions may be made to Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Box 33, Ninde, VA, 22526.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Kathleen W. M. Maguire

Kathleen Wade Murphy Maguire, 71, of Hollywood, Md., formerly of King George County, passed away peacefully Monday, May 14, 2012.

Kathy was a beloved mother to and is survived by James Nolan Maguire, Jr. of Waldorf, MD, Mark Daryl Maguire of Parksley, VA, Suzanne Marie Maguire of Hollywood, MD, and Sean Matthew Maguire of Owings, MD, and her fabulous grandchildren, Barbara Jean, Stephen Wade, Jordin Mallory, Hollin Brooke, A. Nolan, Katherine Elizabeth, and Madeline Morgan. 

She is also survived by her siblings, David Murphy, David Morgan, Thomas Morgan, Craig Phillip Morgan, Laura Miller, and Jean Fitzgerald.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville, MD, followed by a lunch reception.

Interment immediately followed lunch at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pomfret, MD.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

William “Allen” Baker, III

William “Allen” Baker III, 18, of Leland, NC, passed away Tuesday May 15, 2012, at his home.

Allen was born at Walter Reed Hospital on Jan. 30, 1994, the son of William Allen Baker Jr. of Baltimore and Janice Lynn Hall-Baker of Leland. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Minnie Baker.

Allen was a senior at North Brunswick High School, where he served as command Sgt. Major of the JROTC. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting, and was a member of the Loudon County Garden Hunt Club.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Patsy Jane Hall of Stafford County, Shelly Leigh Franklin of King George County and his twin sister, Amanda Renee Baker of Baltimore; maternal grandparents Glenn and Betty Hall of Stafford; nephew and nieces Dylan Randall, Hannah Hearn and Alexis Randall; and host of other family and friends.

A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, May 22, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fredericksburg.

The family suggests memorials be directed to the JROTC at North Brunswick High School, 1395 Scorpion Drive, Leland, NC, 28451.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Wilmington, N.C., is handling arrangements.

Please share memories and condolences with the family at wilmingtoncares.com.

Margaret E. Sexton

Margaret E. Sexton, 84, of Alexandria went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

She leaves behind a loving family of three generations, including her dear husband of 64 years, James Grant Sexton. Also left to mourn are her daughters, Susan McDowell (Bruce), Sandra Makely (Steve), and Sheila Padilla; her son, James Sexton Jr.; her granddaughters, Audrey Bashar (Shap) and Abigail Porter (Louis); her grandsons, Daniel Padilla and Jacob Padilla (Margie); her two great-grandsons, Jordan and James Bashar; and her little dog, Olivia.

Margaret enjoyed retirement from the federal government and, in her free time, loved to travel, garden, read and tend to her beloved little dogs.

A gathering will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Drive, Alexandria, where a celebration of life will take place at 11 a.m.

Area Deaths - April 11, 2012

Evelyn “Ruth” Hudson
Evelyn “Ruth” Hudson, 89, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away Sunday, April, 1, 2012.
A funeral was held Friday, April 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with visitation one hour before the service.
 Interment followed in the Hudson family cemetery in King George.

Sylvester “Ves” Kyle
Sylvester “Ves” Kyle, 84, of King George County died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Heritage Hall.
Ves was born March 14, 1928, in Bland County to the late William Thomas Kyle and Lucy Roberta Ogle Kyle.
Ves was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Community Baptist Church in Falmouth.
He had retired from Marine Corps Base, Quantico.
Ves enjoyed fishing and was an avid turkey hunter. He was well-known for his turkey calling. Ves especially enjoyed teaching and calling for other hunters.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Vinton, Jesse and Foy Kyle, Alma Brown and Mildred Aldridge.
Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Elizabeth “Doris” Covington Kyle; two daughters, Patsy Walters of King George and Linda Kyle of Tucker, GA; three granddaughters, Theresa Slingerland, Kathryn Lucas and Lisa Molder; four great-grandchildren, Amiya Lucas, and Kyle, Alec and Sam Slingerland; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Friday, April 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service was held Saturday, April 7, at the funeral home chapel.
Entombment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to a charity of one’s choice.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Kevin Wayne Clark
Kevin Wayne Clark, 39, formerly of Montross, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 28. 2012.
Kevin was predeceased by his father, Earl “Wayne” Clark.
Kevin loved sports. He coached Little League teams and played softball whenever he had the opportunity.
He is survived by his mother, Linda Clark; daughters Hannah and Tiffany Clark; brother Stephen Clark (and Pam Abbott); sister Christine Reynolds (Timothy); nieces and nephews, Jennifer McMinn, Andrew Wilson, Matthew Wilson, Aaron Clark, Connor McMinn and Kayleigh Wilson.
He is also survived by his girlfriend Alicia Holland and her children, Jamie and Alexzander Sherr, and Zoey Holland; and numerous cousins and friends.
A service was held Monday, April 2, at Carmel United Methodist Church, in Hague, VA.
The family would appreciate contributions to the Kevin Clark Burial Fund, Salem Virginia Credit Union, Attn: Christine Reynolds, 112 West Main St., Salem, VA, 24153.
Online condolences may be made at valleyfuneralservice.com.


Richard L. Ward
Richard L. Ward, 54, of Colonial Beach passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 3, 2012.
He was predeceased by his wife, Christine, and two sons, David and Kevin.
He is survived by son Wayne Hoventer of Front Royal; his mother, Anna Scities (David), of South Carolina; sisters Bonny Gysel of Colonial Beach and Grace Simpson of Delaware; brothers Harry Archie of Montross and Marvin Archie (Mona), of Spotsylvania County; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank-you to Annette Hamilton of NNMPCC, who offered exemplary care, going above and beyond the call of duty over the past couple of years.
Ricky was born in Delaware and raised in Alexandria. He began his career at Virginia Roofing and later owned Ward Roofing. He was an active, selfless and giving member of Westmoreland Independent Baptist Church.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 7, at his church.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to his church.

Joan R. Holmes
Joan R. Holmes, 78, of King George County answered the call of her Lord and Savior and passed into eternal rest on Resurrection Sunday – April 8, 2012 at 7:37 a.m. at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA.
She was born June 14, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Frederick Douglas and Nettie Rebecca Johnson Jackson. Joan was raised by her grandmother, the late Mary Toliver Johnson, in Passing, VA. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age, was baptized, and joined the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hustle, VA where she attended faithfully until her marriage.
She was educated in Caroline County where she graduated from Union High School, Bowling Green, VA in 1950. Following graduation she worked at The Moon House Restaurant in Port Royal, VA as a waitress and cook; and was also employed at Mount Rose Canning Company, King George, VA. She met Robert P. Holmes, Sr. and they were joined in holy matrimony in King George, VA on September 16, 1956. After marriage, she moved her church membership to Salem Baptist Church, Jersey, VA to serve with her husband.
While at Salem Baptist Church, she was an active member and served with the following ministries: Church Treasurer, Deaconness Board, Nurse’s Unit, Eveready Choraleers, Mass Choir, and Bus Driver ~ until declining health forced her to attend less frequently.
Joan later worked for the King George County School systems at Ralph Bunch School, King George Elementary, and High Schools as a cafeteria worker and bus driver. You could see her driving “big yellow” with her sunny smile throughout the county for over twenty years. She was known for her care of children that is witnessed by her “open door policy” which always resulted in a large extended family consisting of those she reared and others she touched with her love and resources.
Joan is also known for her good cooking but she was best-known for her baking. She made pies and cakes for all occasions but her famous cakes were highly sought after and cherished. Now we know why the Lord took her home – He wanted a great cake!
Joan was also instrumental in the community. She worked with the King George Parent-Teacher Association, the NAACP, Democratic Party Committee, the Mount Bethel Association, the Guiding Star Chapter #216 of the Eastern Star, and other community activities. Joan’s kindness and mannerisms were projected as she interacted with all who knew her.
She was a devoted wife, and loving mother and is preceded in death by a brother Leonard Calloway; and a sister, Senora Griffin. She leaves to cherish her fond memory her husband, Deacon Robert P. Holmes, Sr. of King George, VA; eight children: Vanessa Brown, Colonial Beach, VA; Linda Carter (Gerard), Stokesdale, NC; Robert P. Holmes, Jr. (Michelle), Erie, PA; Frederick Holmes, California, MD; Janice Rogers (Tommy), Richmond, VA; Silvia Gaines (Maynard), Spotsylvania, VA; Leonora Williams (Jason), King George, VA; and Iris Williams (Michael), Norfolk, VA; one sister: Charlotte Rudd, Jacksonville, FL; four brothers-in-law: George, Frank (Mildred), Major (Juanita) Holmes, all of King George, VA; and Sylvester Griffin, Philadelphia, PA; and three first cousins: Madeline Williams, Milford, VA and Juanita Owen, and Brenda Williams both of Philadelphia, PA. She also leaves to mourn twenty-two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, special friends and loved ones.
Visitation will be held at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home in Port Royal, Friday, Apr. 13, 2012 from noon to 4 p.m.  Friday evening remains can be viewed Salem Baptist Church, 12262 Salem Church Road, King George, starting at 6 p.m. The family will receive friends from 7-8 at the church.
The service will be held on Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012, 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church.  Burial in the church cemetery will follow this service.
Online condolences may be made at brooksfuneralhome.com

Mark Edward Lenzi
Mark Edward Lenzi, 43, formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away in Greenville, N.C., on Monday, April 9, 2012, after a short illness. His passing occurred on grandmother Marie Cochran’s 91st birthday.
He was predeceased by his father, William S. Lenzi; grandparents William and Mary Lenzi and Claude “Ted” E. Cochran; aunt Candace M. Altiere; and uncle John H. Altiere.
Mark was born July 4, 1968, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. He was a graduate of Stafford High School in 1986 and of Indiana University in 1990. Mark rose to fame as an Olympic diver, winning a Gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and a Bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, in 3 meter springboard. He was also the first American diver to perform a 109C (forward 4.5 somersault tuck) in competition, and the first diver to score more than 100 points in competition, performing a 307C (reverse 3.5 somersault tuck) off of the 3m springboard for over 102 points. In total, Mark won 18 international competitions at the 1- and 3-meter springboard level. Mark was the last American male diver to receive a medal at the Olympics on 3-meter springboard.
Survivors include his mother Merry Ellen “Ellie” Lenzi of Fredericksburg; grandmother Marie Cochran of Sharon, PA; two brothers, William T. Lenzi (and Katherine, Christopher and Regan) of King George County and Luke A. Lenzi (Ashley) of Bumpass; one sister, Lisa E. Iden (and Jack, Cristal and Hunter) of Bumpass; cousins Jack Altiere and family of Medina, OH, and Jessica Pastore and family and Joe Altiere and family, all of Sharon, Pa.; aunt Margaret A. Cochran of Pennsylvania; uncle Terrance E. Cochran and family and cousin Terri Lee Snider and family, all of Texas; wife Dorothy Jean Koncsol Lenzi; and many special friends.
The family received friends Tuesday, April 10, at Wilkersons Funeral Home, 2100 E. Fifth St., Greenville, NC. Interment will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Fredericksburg.

Kathleen Boone Van Hoy
Kathleen Boone Van Hoy, 76, of King George County went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2012.
She was part-owner of Van’s Construction. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and spiritual motivator. She was also a member of Gold’s Gym, where she enjoyed working out.
She is survived by her husband, D.W. “Van”; two sons, John Van Hoy of Fredericksburg and Billy Van Hoy (Tami), of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Donna Lewis (Livingston), of Mount Vernon, OH, and Helen Boone of Ashville, NC; brother Bill Boone of Lexington; three grandchildren, Tori, Kyle and Shane; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Clayton Boone.
The family will receive friends at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the funeral home, with Lynn Fees officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

William Bowles
William (Bill) Bowles, 69, of Colonial Beach passed away March 29, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital of Heart failure.
A memorial will be held at the VFW in Colonial Beach April 21, 2012, at 2 p.m.

Area Deaths - May 16, 2012

Gilbert Nathan Skinner

Gilbert Nathan Skinner, 70, of Stafford County died Saturday, May 5, 2012, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mr. Skinner had served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Fredericksburg-Stafford Park Authority.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Woody Skinner; and sisters Shirley Thieke and Patricia Skinner.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Roberta Skinner; two sons, Gilbert and Kenneth Skinner, both of King George County; two daughters, Melissa Skinner and Angela Loudin, both of White Oak; 11 grandchildren, Kristal Swor, Staci Thompson, Candice Loudin, Anthony Loudin, Ashley Skinner, Harley Skinner, Blair Skinner, Tyler Brock, Jacob Moore, Nathan Skinner and Austin Skinner; three great-grandchildren, Alessa Swor, Gage Thompson and Jayden Loudin; one sister, Myra Sullivan; four nieces, Diane Bousum, Tina Beach, Lisa Hall and Traci Parker; and two nephews, James and Danny Sullivan.

Family and friends celebrated Gilbert’s life on Thursday, May 10, at Brooks Park.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, at Quantico National Cemetery, with Pastor John White officiating.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Lois Stevens Dawson

Lois Stevens Dawson, 71, of Annapolis, MD, formerly of King George County, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at her home after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Lancaster County to William and Mary Stevens and was the youngest of five daughters.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Thomas Dawson of Annapolis, formerly of King George; two daughters, Tamalyn Dawson of Annapolis and Tephanie Dawson Hodges of Richmond; two granddaughters, June Ellen Hodges and Lois Kay Hodges of Richmond; and a sister, Marguerite Eckard of King George.

In addition to being a loving wife and caring mother, Lois was an active participant in many organizations during her time in Annapolis, including the Naval Academy Women’s Club, the Naval Academy Garden Club, the Hammond-Harwood House Association, First Night Annapolis and, most recently, the Navy Relief Society’s Thrift Shop.

A memorial gathering in her honor was held Tuesday, May 15, at Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis, where the family also received friends. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.

Lawrence Clinton Weeks, Sr.

Lawrence Clinton Weeks Sr., 86, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at his home.

Mr. Weeks was a fan of NASCAR and local races, and loved the Washington Redskins. He also enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Weeks; sons Lawrence Weeks Jr. (Cindy) of Blue Ridge and Mark Weeks (Katherine) of Locust Grove; daughter Kathy Edwards (Jim) of Stafford; brother Herman Weeks and sister Bernice Kimmitz, both of King George County; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by sisters Minnie El Sayed, Violet Rainey and Doris Cropper; and brothers Joe and Doug Weeks.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Michael Reid Sr. officiating. 

Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 

 

Area Deaths - April 4, 2012

Kevin W. Clark
Kevin Wayne Clark, 39, formerly of Montross, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
Kevin was predeceased by his father, Earl “Wayne” Clark.
He is survived by his mother, Linda Clark; daughters Hannah and Tiffany Clark; brother Stephen Clark (Pam Abbott); and his sister Christine Reynolds (Timothy).
He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Jennifer McMinn, Andrew Wilson, Matthew Wilson, Aaron Clark, Connor McMinn and Kayleigh Wilson; girlfriend Alicia Holland and her children, Jamie and Alexzander Sherr, and Zoey Holland; and numerous cousins and friends.
Kevin loved sports. He coached Little League teams and played softball whenever he had the opportunity.
A service was held Monday, April 2 at Carmel United Methodist Church in Hague, VA.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the Kevin Clark Burial Fund, Salem VA Credit Union, Attn: Christine Reynolds, 112 West Main St., Salem, VA, 24153.
Online condolences may be made at valleyfuneralservice.com.

Charles A. Stone
Charles A. Stone, 84, of Orlando, FL, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, after complications post surgery.
He was a long standing active member of Potomac Baptist Church, where he served in a variety of capacities.
After moving to Orlando, he became a member of First Baptist Orlando. His life was an example of humbling service to his Lord Jesus Christ.
He served in the U.S. Navy for five years, then later retired from the Naval Weapons Laboratory, Dahlgren, with 36 years of dedicated service.
He was a proud graduate of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg.
He is survived by the love of his life, and wife of 63 years, Nan Stone; children Nancy Covington (Donald), of Largo, FL, Charla Whisenhunt (Steve), of Clovis, CA, and Charles Stone (Heidi) of W. Chicago, IL; two sisters, Jean Hill of King George and Dora Glowacki of Sarasota, FL; sister in law, Bonnie Stone of Fairview Beach in King George county; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday, April 1, in the Henry Chapel of First Baptist Church, Orlando, FL.
Memorial donations may be sent to First Baptist Orlando, 3000 South John Young Pkwy , Orlando, FL 32805.


Alfonza E. Tate
Alfonza E. Tate, 64, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.
A funeral was held on Saturday, March 31, at New Monrovia Church, Colonial Beach, VA, with Pastor Welford McDowney officiating.
Interment was in Salem Baptist Church cemetery, Mount Holly.
Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, Warsaw, is handling the arrangements.


Aubrey Thomas Green
Aubrey Thomas Green, 71, of King George County,  died at Mary Washington Hospital on Thursday, March 29, 2012.  
He was a native of King George. He worked as a construction worker in Louisiana before returning back to King George where he continued to work construction.  He was employed by Bloom grocery store for the last several years.
He is survived by a sister, Virgie Green Farmer of Fredericksburg, a brother Kelly Green of King George, and two sister in-laws, Helen Green of King George and Margaret Green Tanner of Texas.  He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and family and friends.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, John and Sissie Green; by three sisters, Jean Minter, Elizabeth Garnett, and Estelle Huddleson; by three brothers, Stanley Green, Harold Green, and Johnny Green, Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Montague Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Brooks officiating.  
Memorial donations may be made to Montague Baptist Church, P.O. Box 383, King George, VA 22485.  
Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Norbert Richard Mountjoy
Norbert Richard “Dick” Mountjoy, 90, of Stafford County, died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Mountjoy attended Linton Hall Military Academy in Bristow, then graduated from Stafford High School and Strayer Business College. He served in the Army during World War II. In 1947, he and his brother formed Mountjoy Distributing Co.
After the sale of the business in the mid-1970’s he represented the insurance interests of the Virginia Malt Beverage Association until his retirement at age 70.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where he served on numerous committees. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years, attaining 4th degree and served as a grand knight. He was also a lifetime member of the Elks, a member of the American Legion, and past president of Virginia Malt Beverage Association.
Survivors include his daughters, Therese “Terri” M. Marx of Ladysmith, Loretta M. Bass (W. Alan), of King George, Anne M. Whitlock (Robert A. “Pete”), of Spotsylvania County; his grandchildren, Gen Chenault, Deborah Wade, Bill Marx, Jr., Tony Whitlock, U.S.A.F. Lt. Col. Tom Whitlock, Brandon Bass and Michael Whitlock; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Sable Ramsey, formerly of King George
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Faulkner Mountjoy; and daughter, Virginia “Ginnie” Mountjoy.
The family received friends Tuesday, April 3 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m., immediately followed by a Fourth Degree Regalia and Chalice Ceremony.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and the Knights of Columbus will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Drive, Locust Grove, VA, 22508; the American Heart Association, Memorials Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA, 23058; or to St. Mary Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
Online guest book may be signed at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Bernard T. Burchell, Sr.

Bernard T. Burchell Sr., 88, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Hearts at Home in Fredericksburg.
Born Nov. 16, 1923, in Owens, he was a World War II veteran who served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.
An avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, fish and garden. He especially enjoyed the times spent on his farm in Berthasville.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Mary Washington College and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. He was an administrator in Colonial Beach and a teacher and administrator in schools in King George, Westmoreland and Caroline counties.
He later was employed by J.W. Masters/Roper Brothers in Colonial Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Burchell of Colonial Beach; two sons, John Paul Burchell of Colonial Beach and retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Bernard Burchell Jr. of Partlow; brother John Burchell; three grandchildren, Sarah Green, Margaret Kight and retired Marine Corps Sgt. Nancy Burchell; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas Guest and Trey Kight.
He was preceded in death by daughter Elsa Burchell; brothers Henry Smith and Aubrey Burchell; sister Francis Trego; and his parents, John and Lillian Carver Burchell.
A graveside service was held Friday, March 30, at Oakland Baptist Cemetery in Owens, with the Rev. Randy Allensworth officiating.
The family is very appreciative of the care provided by Hearts at Home (thank you, D!) and Medi Home Health & Hospice, as well as the many kind words and thoughts expressed by those who knew him.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA, 23060.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

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