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Edna Lucas

Edna Lucas, 80, of Laurel, MD, formerly of King George County died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
She is survived by four sons, Slyvester H. Lucas of Laurel, William E. Lucas of Providence, RI, John L. Lucas of Colonial Beach and Mark E. Lucas of Washington, DC; and one sister, Elizabeth Peyton of King George.
A service was held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Good Hope Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Robert Williams Jr. officiating.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, VA, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Doris Estell Morgan

Doris Estelle “Kitty” Morgan, 74, of Colonial Beach, widow of James Lloyd Morgan Sr. of 40 years, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. She fought a courageous battle with lung cancer, but in the end, the Lord called her home to be at peace and to be without pain and to suffer no more.
She leaves to cherish her fond memory three children, Beverly Jean Morgan-Law of Montross; James Lloyd Morgan Jr. and Melody Lane Sleeth (Shannon), both of Colonial Beach; grandchildren David Marks Jr., Ray Sibley, Taylor Haynes, Jazmine Haynes, Damian Sleeth and Brianna Sleeth; sisters and brothers Betty Carter (Neil) of Plano, TX, Lucille Foster (Wayne) of Plano, Barbara Chaney (Jim) of Lothian, MD, Roland Catterton (Beth) of Lothian, Julia Nelis of Odenton, MD, Linda Smith of Chesapeake Beach, MD, and Michael Catterton of Brandywine, MD.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Herbert and Ida Mae Catterton, along with her brother, James Herbert Catterton Jr.
A graveside service was held Friday, Oct. 19, at Round Hill Baptist Church cemetery, King George, with the Rev. Willard Bowen officiating.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - October 17, 2012

 

Ferman Dixon

Ferman Dixon, 86, of Mount Holly went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at McGuire Veterans Center in Richmond.

He leaves to cherish his memory four children, Stephanie, Thomas, Tracy and Terrence; 10 grandchil dren; one sister, Matilda; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ferman was the owner of Vett’s Inn, a well-known restaurant and club operated for more than 50 years in Westmoreland County. 

Ferman was also a civic leader, truck company owner and a founder and former captain of the Westmoreland County Rescue Squad. 

A visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 11, at Salem Baptist Church in Erica, where the home-going service was held Friday, Oct. 12. Pastor William I. Curry officiated. 

Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Joseph James McGlade, Jr.

Joseph James “Mac” McGlade Jr., 69, of King George County passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at his residence.

He was a member of the King George Amateur Radio Operators, American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 10574.

He is survived by his wife, Carol McGlade of King George; son Joseph J. McGlade, III of King George; daughter Debbie McGlade of San Diego; and sister Cecilia Hicks of Indiana.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the American Legion Post 89 in King George.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Michael Burrell

Michael “Ricky” Burrell, 58, of King George County passed away at his residence Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving sister, Celeste of Haynesville and a brother Davey of Church View

A viewing was held Friday, Oct. 12, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Center Cross. A funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 13, at the church.

Russell Bryan Canter

Russell Bryan Canter of Colonial Beach died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.

Bryan was born in Arlington on April 14, 1959, and grew up in Woodbridge.

Bryan is survived by Cheryl Canter and their three sons, Russell Dane Canter, Albert Randall Canter and Mitchell Lee Canter; his grandchildren Lane Marie Charnock and Jaden Russell Canter; his mother, Myrtle Lee Lunsford, and stepfather Earnest Lunsford; and his brothers, Gary Canter and Kevin Canter. Bryan was preceded in death by his father, Russell Charles Canter.

The family received friends Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

Bryan was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be remembered and loved for his smile and the laughter he gave to all of us.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Craig Bryan Schleigh

Craig Bryan Schleigh, 62, of Spotsylvania County passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Schleigh had been employed with King George County Schools as an educator and a coach for 40 years. 

He was an avid baseball player, having received numerous awards, holding a number of school records and earning a full scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University. 

Mr. Schleigh was also an Eagle Scout.

Survivors include his wife Kathleen M. “Kathy” Schleigh; son Bryan J. Schleigh; daughter Amy S. Borowski (David); sisters Sheila Ambrose (Tony), Robin Schooler (David), and Anita Bryant Schleigh (Dana); grandchildren Mason and Evelyn; and numerous nieces, nephews other family members and friends.

The family received friends Monday, Oct. 15, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service was held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the funeral home chapel. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area, 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD, 20814.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Dennis C. Bowling

Dennis C. Bowling, 73, died Saturday, Oct. 13, at his home in Dayton, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Viola Juffman Bowling; first wife Diane Bowling; brother Madison Bowling; and daughter Sandy Bowling.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Bowling of Dayton; two sons, Clinton Bowling of King George County and Blair Bowling of Spotsylvania County; daughter Sheila Bowling of Stafford County; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fredericksburg.

Charles Raymond McGuin

Charles Raymond McGuin, 82, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the home of his daughter, Dorothy Smith.

Raymond was born in Fairfax to Pearl and Robert McGuin. 

He is survived by his daughters, Dorothy Smith and Avril Kidd; son Floyd Hill; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lynis McGuin; a sister; two brothers; two nephews and a great-niece.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 

Columbia Hortense Reamy

Columbia Hortense “Bo” Reamy, 80, a longtime resident of Colonial Beach, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Her final days were spent in her home surrounded by family and friends.

Bo was born March 8, 1932, in Dogue to the late Rixey and Susie Rowley. She was one of seven children. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and greeted everyone with her trademark smile. You could always count on Bo for a good story or joke. 

She had a special way with words, fondly referred to by her family as “Bo-isms.” The love she shared with her family and friends was ever-present. Bo enjoyed yard sales, eating at Ola’s and a ride around the point.

Bo is survived by two daughters, Gale Griffin and Jewel Hudson (Ben), and two granddaughters, Tammy Preston (Joe) and Tiffiny Pratt (Bryan), all of Montross; four great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Porter, Ethan and Brooklyn; one sister, Pearl Arrington (Dave) of Ormond Beach, FL; one brother, Sonnie Rowley (Ruth) of Severn, MD; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William “Buddy” Rowley and John “Junior” Rowley; and two sisters, Lillian Jones and Grace Farrell.

Her service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. DeWayne Duncan officiating. Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park in King George. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 289 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA, 22560.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

George Delany Tabler

George Delany Tabler died at the Hospice in Summerfield, FL after a short illness, on Sept. 9. 2012. He was a former resident of King George. 

A memorial service will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church in King George on Saturday, Nov. 17 at noon. 

Area Deaths - October 10, 2012

Robert Gallahan
Robert “Bob” Gallahan, 76, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Alexandria, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Bob had retired as an accountant in Alexandria and was a longtime member of Groveton Baptist Church in Alexandria and avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. Gallahan of Colonial Beach; his daughter, Terry Lynn Kraupa (Rick), of Green Bay, WI; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Lea of Minneapolis; two great-grandchildren; and sister Patricia Minner of Alexandria.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Ron Okrasinski officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

Elizabeth Denise Thompson
Elizabeth Denise Thompson, 46, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at her residence.
She is survived by three children, William Clark Jr., Michael J. Clark and Yvette Clark; mother Betty Garland; father David Neal; eight sisters; six brothers; and two grandsons.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Little Zion Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with the Rev. Angela Kittrell officiating. Remains may be viewed one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Online guest book is at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Willie Mason Taylor, Sr.
Willie Mason “John” Taylor Sr., 86, of Warsaw died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Groves Taylor. He was a retired, devoted parts manager for Hale Marine, with 40 years of service.
He is survived by three sons, Billy Taylor of Warsaw, Bobby “Bob” Taylor (Rebecca) of Louisa County and Ricky Taylor (Teresa) of Callao; one daughter, Betty Taylor Arnold (Jimmy) of Montpelier; two brothers, Lloyd Taylor (Virginia) of West Point and James Taylor (Mary) of Sandston; four sisters, Gladys Prince of Deltaville, Shirley Callis (Tommy) of Chesterfield, Anna Pearl Johnson of Richmond and Josephine Fauber (Bobby) of Richmond. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Matthew Taylor, Tyler Arnold, Lisa Hall, Stephanie Hobson and Robert Hampton Taylor; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Issac and Alayana Hall; and devoted friend Alice Jean Tate of Sharps.
A funeral was held on Monday, Oct. 8, at Cobham Park Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA, 22560; or to Cobham Park Baptist Church, Box 306, Warsaw, VA, 22572.

Frances Rollins Fauntleroy
Frances Rollins Fauntleroy, 92, of Birmingham, AL, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wilson Fauntleroy; and her sister, Brodie Rollins Fitzhugh of King George County.
She is survived by her son, Tom Fauntleroy of Laguna Niguel, CA; daughter Barbara Young (John) of Birmingham; granddaughter Stacy Harris (Owen); and great-grandsons Bailey and Nathan, of Pell City, AL.
She was born April 18, 1920, in Passapatanzy to Lilly Hargest and Horace Dabney Rollins and graduated from King George High School and Strayer Business College in Washington, DC. She worked at Litton Industries in College Park, MD, retiring after 22 years of service, and moving  to Hudson, FL. When her husband of more than 50 years passed away, she moved to Birmingham to be closer to her family.
There will be a service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Huntt Funeral Home in Waldorf, MD, followed by a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham.

Anne Watts Hart
Anne Watts Hart, 66, of Port Charlotte, FL, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 in Port Charlotte, after battling a long illness.
She was born January 19, 1946, in Fredericksburg, VA and moved to Port Charlotte in the early 1980’s. Anne was a longtime resident of King George and graduate of King George High School. Upon moving to Port Charlotte she was employed in the medical field, later becoming a quality assurance representative for a furniture chain. Anne was a long time member of the American Legion Post 110 in Port Charlotte. She enjoyed the beach, fishing, cooking and her dogs. Anne was an inspiration to everyone she met, even in her final hours.
She is survived by her father, Robert G. Watts of Port Charlotte; brother Robert Watts (Kelly) and Charles David Peyton Jr. of Hampton, VA; as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Her body was cremated at her request.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 6852 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL, 32216.


Donald Ray Warner, Sr. 

Donald Ray Warner, 74 of Woodstock, passed away Monday, October 8, 2012 at home after a 12 year battle with cancer.
Dr. Warner was born in Woodstock on Nov. 22, 1937, son of the late Gabriel and Sylva Heavener Warner. He was a former member of the United Methodist Churches in Woodstock and Colonial Beach and was presently a member of the Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren.
He graduated from Woodstock High School in 1956, Ferrum Junior College with an Associate’s Degree, Lynchburg College with a Bachelor’s degree, Emory University with a Master of Divinity degree, University of Georgia with a Master’s degree and the Univ. of So. Mississippi with a Doctor of Education degree. He was a teacher in Gwinnett County, GA, and served as principal in Woodbridge and Frederick County (Gainesboro). He also served as administrative assistant to the late Frederick County Superintendent, Dr. Melton Wright.
Dr. Warner served for 17 years as the Division Superintendent of Colonial Beach Public Schools during which the new Colonial Beach High School was built through the use of community fundraising and a Virginia Literary Loan. He served a total of 38 years in public education.
Surviving family members include his wife of 53 years, Rachel Day Warner; a son, Donald Ray Warner, Jr., of Woodstock; two daughters, Penny Yvette Ransier of New Market and Krista Rose Osborne (David) of Woodstock; 12 grandchildren, Tamyra Palmer, Donald R. Warner III, April Warner, Jordan Warner, Daniel Warner, Quinton Warner, Hope Warner, Alicia Wood, Billy Ransier, Joshua Gum, Tristan Gum, Branson Osborne and 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Olive Rose Young (Bob); three brothers, Johnny Warner of Woodstock, Elwood Warner (Johanna) of North Bend, OR, twin brother, Daniel Warner (Sarah) of Fairfax, and sister in law,  Opal, widow of fourth brother, Gabriel Warner, Jr.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony at the Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren, 20910 Senedo Road, Edinburg, VA, 22824 on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Fitchett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren or the Gideons International, The Shenandoah County Camp, PO Box 793, Mount Jackson, VA 22842.
Dr. Warner is donating his body to medical science in order to help others.
Online guestbook available at www.nvdaily.com/obituaries.

Area Deaths - October 3, 2012

 

Mary E. White

Mary E. White, 73, of King George County died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Greer and Oliver “Teeney” White, both of King George, and Roland “Squeekie” White of San Antonio; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother Andrew Williams of King George; and two sisters, Helen White of Ruther Glen and Florence Matthew of Washington, D.C.

A funeral was held. Thursday, Sept. 27, at St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Anthony Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, handled the arrangements for the family.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

 

Tevin L. Jones

Tevin L. Jones, 19, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Montross, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

A viewing was held Friday, Sept. 28, at Little Zion Baptist Church, 7748 Leedstown Road, Colonial Beach (Oak Grove).

A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 29, in the King George High School gym. Interment was in the Dixon family cemetery in Hague.

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

 

Catherine Hutt O’Bier

Catherine Hutt O’Bier, 84, of Montross, widow of Durward “Pat” O’Bier, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

She had retired as a caregiver at Sunset Lodge and was a member of Currioman Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Durward O’Bier Jr. (Loney); daughter Claudia Barker (Bob); and grandchildren Cathy Bennett, Lynn Hayes, Patrick O’Bier and Cynthia Woolard. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Faith, Brie, Caroline, Alisyn, Peyton, Elena and Aidan; and special friend Margaret Stosch.

A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 29, at Currioman Baptist Church in Zacata. Interment was in Coan Baptist Cemetery in Heathsville.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department, Box 222, Montross, VA, 22520; or the Montross Rescue Squad, Box 1174, Montross, VA, 22520.

An online guest book is available at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Anne Watts Hart

Anne Watts Hart, 66, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of King George County, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Port Charlotte. 

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Lung Association, 6852 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL. 32216. 

Services are pending.

M. Janice Groves

M. Janice Groves, 77, of Colonial Beach died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mrs. Groves was the owner and operator of Smithfield Farms Country Store in Oak Grove.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Algernon “Mickey” Groves; one daughter, Sandy Renee Dailey of Colonial Beach; two sons, Larry Ross Groves of Oak Grove and Michael Groves of Richmond; six grandchildren, Andrew, Christopher, Nicholas, Mickey, Samantha and Christina; and seven great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by two children, Debra Groves and Timmy Groves; and one grandson, Kenny Hott.

A service was held Sunday, Sept. 30, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randall Snipes officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s cemetery, Oak Grove.

Online guestbook is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Ellen Elizabeth Walters Yeakle

Ellen Elizabeth Walters Yeakle, 95, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

Ellen was born April 25, 1917, in Washington, D.C., to Helen Petitte Brill and John Walters. She married Joseph Yeakle on April 2, 1966, in Bailey’s Crossroads.

Prior to her retirement, Ellen worked for the federal government in civil service. She was a Senior Regent and lifetime member of the Women of the Moose. Ellen loved entertaining family and friends at her Colonial Beach home. Her hobbies included bowling, decorating, gardening, collecting lawn ornaments, taking long drives in the Virginia countryside and cheering her Washington Redskins.

Ellen is survived by a son, John A. Dugan Jr.; grandchildren Kathy Dugan Eickhoff (Bob) and John A. Dugan III; great-grandchildren Matt Eickhoff (Lori), Maddie Eickhoff and Bethani Dugan; brother George Brill (Pat); and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Ellen’s funeral was held on Monday, Oct. 1, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Brandon Dean Huffman

Brandon Dean Huffman, 42, of King George County, formerly of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

Survivors include his son, Stephen Nicholas Huffman; his daughter, Brianna Marie Huffman; his parents, Denver Huffman Sr. and Shirley Bowles; his brothers, Christopher Shane Huffman, Denver Huffman Jr.; and his granddaughter, Isabella Marie Austin.

Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg is handling the arrangements.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Barbara Jean Lewis

Barbara Jean Fowler Greene Lewis of Colonial Beach, VA died on September 26, 2012.  She was 69.

Born in Washington, DC on July 13, 1943, she was the daughter of Clarence and Frances Simpson Fowler. She was survived by a brother, Stephen Fowler of Baltimore, MD.

Barbara was employed by Ben Franklin in Colonial Beach until it closed its doors. She then took a job for Food Lion. She left Food Lion for a short period of time while she and husband James Greene traveled to Florida. Upon her return to VA, she went back to work at Food Lion until her retirement in 1995.  

Barbara enjoyed crocheting, needle work & scrapbooking. She was also known for her green thumb, growing beautiful flowers. These were enjoyed by everyone including the many hummingbirds that she was fond of watching. 

Barbara, known lovingly as Bobby, Nan or Grandma loved family events and was famous for her potato salad. Though she might complain about having to provide this delicious dish for all the gatherings she always made extra for the host to enjoy later.

Ms. Lewis is survived by her children:  Russell D. Greene of Florida, Michael S. Greene of Colonial Beach, VA, and Bonnie S. Reamy of Grasonville, MD, Debra A Windsor of Baltimore, MD, Martha V. Johnson of Glen Bernie, MD, and Shirley L. Zimmerman of Linthicum, MD. In addition, Barbara is survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren from both the Greene family and the Lewis family.  

All services will be private. 

Memorial Contributions can be made to Wye Bible Church PO. Box 430, Grasonville, MD, 21638, in Memory of Barbara J. Lewis.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Chester, MD.  For online condolences, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

Area Deaths - August 29, 2012

Elmay Ross Accola

Elmay Ross Accola, 78, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Ms. Accola was a graduate of Falmouth High School. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in King George County.

Survivors include her children, David Accola (Sharon), Cheryl Colvin (Jim), Elizabeth Atkinson (Paul), and Susan Galyen; sister JoAnn Rose; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Friday, Aug. 24, at Potomac Baptist Church Cemetery in King George.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA, 23060-9904.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com

Landon Michael Heath & Brayden Allen Berg

Landon Michael Heath, 6, and Brayden Allen Berg, 4, died together on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at their home.

Landon was born in 2006 in Winchester, the son of David Heath of Middletown and Shannon Jenkins of Winchester. He was a first-grade student at Frederick Douglass Elementary School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by stepparents Jamie Jenkins of Winchester and Dana Melton of Middletown; and a stepbrother, Landon Larsen of Middletown.

Brayden was born in 2007 in Winchester, the son of Jamie and Shannon Jenkins. He was a rising kindergarten student at Frederick Douglass Elementary School.

The brothers are also survived by an uncle, Matt DeHaven; and their grandparents, Donna Dodson of Berryville, Allen Berg of Inwood, WV, Perry and Jo Ann Ham of Colonial Beach and James Jenkins of Winchester. A grandparent, Gordon Dodson, is deceased.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Winchester Church of God, with Minister Roy Riley officiating. Interment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Omps Funeral Home, 1600 Amherst St., Winchester, Va. 22601, to assist the family with burial expenses.

Please view obituaries and tribute wall at ompsfuneral home.com.

Christopher Michael Gore

Christopher Michael Gore, 44, of King George County, formerly of Logan, W.Va., departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.

Chris was born March 6, 1968. He was a former coal truck driver. He was married to his wife, Sharon Gore, for eight years.

Chris is survived by his dad, Curtis Gore of King George; a son, Tyler Gore of King George; two stepdaughters, Heather and Rebecca Gough of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Amy Davis and Laura Mowery and her husband, Joe, all of King George; nephews Jeremy McCloud, Josh Mowery and Levi Davis, all of King George; and a host of special, kind, loving and treasured friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Gore.

A gathering of friends will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by reflections of Chris’ life, on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

Interment will be private.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

 

Area Deaths - September 26, 2012

Vivian M. Preston

Vivian M. Preston, 62, of Oak Grove died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby T. Preston; daughter Chastity L. Turner; and two stepchildren, Donald T. Preston and Cynthia M. Marsh, all of Oak Grove; four grandchildren, Jamey, Jeremy and Jada Turner and Jett Hopewell; four step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gordon Clatterbuck of Luray and Wayne Clatterbuck of Front Royal; one sister, Carolyn Giollielli of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Julia Clatterbuck.

The family received friends Saturday, Sept. 29, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, followed by with a memorial service. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 100 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443; or to the Hospitality House at University of Virginia, 205 14th St. NW, Charlottesville, VA, 22903.

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

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Harrison Young

Harrison Young, 82, of Tappahannock departed this life Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at his residence.

He is survived by three children, Darlene Y. London of Tappahannock, Harlan E. Young (Deloris),  of Tappahannock and Rodney H. Young Sr. (Sylvia), of Toano.

A viewing was held at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock and St. John’s Baptist Church, Tappahannock, Friday, Sept. 21. 

The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the church, with the Rev. Linwood Jones, pastor, officiating and the Rev. Russell Smith as eulogist.

Online condolences may be made to washingtonfh.com.

Vernard Winslow

Vernard Winslow, 49, of King George County passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Vernard had served as pianist for many churches in Caroline County, King George and the surrounding areas.

He is survived by his wife, Monique Winslow; two sons, Miles Ragin and Robert Winslow; and daughter Sierra Ragin, all of King George; mother Essie Winslow of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and two sisters and six brothers, all of New York.

The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Port Royal. 

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Diana Lynn Taft

Diana Lynn “Nanny” Taft, 61, of King George County passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at her daughter’s home.

Diana was born Sept. 23, 1950, in Washington, D.C.

She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Redford, Bridget Bell, Tina Zaragoza, Deanna Scott and Lisa Ramos (Gilberto); son Robert Jarvis; grandchildren Amanda Wright, April Phillips, Samantha Ellison, Ashley Redford, Sarah Ellison, Maryann Bell, Katie Redford, Heather Redford, Stephanie Redford, Cody Scott, Sydney Scott, Eric Torres, Alexis Ramos-Scott and Caleb Jeffrey; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Gusty W. Scott.

Diana’s services will be private.

Christopher Patrick McDaniel

Christopher Patrick McDaniel, 18, of Mineral in Louisa County, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Chris was a graduate of Riverbend High School, where he was a member of the football team. He also enjoyed playing baseball, soccer and basketball. Chris had been a go-kart racer and loved the Dallas Cowboys.

Survivors include his mother, Sarah Lynn McDaniel, of Mineral; father Mike Cundiff of Partlow; maternal grandparents Dannie Hays (Carole), of Fredericksburg; maternal grandfather John Anderson McDaniel of Kissimmee, Fla.; paternal grandparents Bill Cundiff (Gloria), of Fredericksburg; uncles Todd McDaniel of Corbin and Bill Cundiff of King George County; cousin T.J. McDaniel of Corbin; and numerous other great-aunts, -uncles and cousins.

A service was held Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment will be private.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Curtis Jones Knotts

Curtis Jones Knotts, 79, of Spotsylvania County, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Knotts was a native of Troy, AL, and had served in the U.S. Army. He had retired as the owner of Curtis Knotts Auto Body and PTR Truck Repair in Fredericksburg. 

Mr. Knotts was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Knotts. Survivors include his children, James Ronald Knotts of Fredericksburg, Cathi Yeatts (Brian), of Spotsylvania and Lynda Birdwell (Adam), of King George; grandson Kyle Prouty of King George; brother Lamar Knotts of Troy, AL; sisters Frances Boutwell of Phoenix City, AL, Nellie Stinson of Jack, AL, and Glenda Daniels of Elba, AL ; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by his parents, Joel and Julia Knotts; brothers J.D. Knotts, Douglas Knotts and Wallace Knotts; and sisters Doris Whitehead and Dorothy Garcia.

Green Hills Funeral Home in Troy will be in charge of the graveside service on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Spring Hill Cemetery in Troy.

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

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - August 22, 2012

Tanya R. Davis Allen

Tanya R. Davis Allen, 35, of Dahlgren passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at her residence.

She was a 1995 graduate of King George High School and had been the first assistant manager at McDonald’s in Dahlgren for the past 12 years.

Survivors include her mother, Corine Johnson of King George County; her father, Lloyd Harvey Jr. of King George; her husband, Brad Allen of Dahlgren; three daughters, Danesha Hill, Shania Allen and Ziásia Allen, and two sons, Qúshaun and Kevon Allen, all of Dahlgren; her paternal grandmother, Mary Betty Harvey of King George; two sisters, Lashon Johnson and Casey Johnson, both of King George; and brother Theodore “Ted” Harvey of Woodbridge.

A funeral was held Friday, Aug. 17, at Little Ark Baptist Church in Owens, with the Rev. Donnell Howard as eulogist and the Rev. Larry Robinson, pastor. Burial was in Union Bethel Baptist Church cemetery. 

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Terry Lynn DiRosario

Terry Lynn DiRosario, 53, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Terry was a very talented person who loved her family very much. She was kind to everyone she met. She was a member of the Ladies Fraternal Order of Eagles and a former member of the Colonial Beach School Board.

Terry is survived by her husband, Wayne DiRosario of Colonial Beach; a daughter, Melissa Brewster of Colonial Beach; a son, Ricky Brewster (Anita), of Colonial Beach; her father, Harry Wimpling, (Bev), of PA; four sisters, Kathleen Lunsford (Chunky Sears), Christina L. Morgen (Tommy), Kimberly Shackelford Bertuzzi (Michael), and Robin Clark; a brother, Stuart Wimpling, (Dianna); mother-in-law Pearl P. DiRosario of Colonial Beach; sister in law Penny DiRosario of Colonial Beach; 10 grandchildren, Briana, Calan, Victoria, Hunter, Erica, Mark, Brittany, Matthew, Eva and Wesley; and great-grandson Jonathan.Terry was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Fay Coates Wimpling.

Terry’s funeral was held on Monday, Aug. 20, at New Life Ministries, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Denise Marth officiating. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

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

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Marlene Dewey

Marlene Dewey, 74, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at her home.

She was a homemaker.

Marlene is survived by three sons, Scott Dewey (Katy), of Waldorf, MD, Charles Pasquernall of Saratoga, NY, and Tim Dewey of Jacksonville, FL; sister Beverly Gardner (Jim), of Frostburg, MD; and two grandsons, Darin and Nathan Dewey.

A committal service was held Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Grealdine Francis Shelton

Geraldine Francis Shelton, 85, of King George County passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.

She is survived by her sons, Walter W. Shelton Jr. (Judy) and James A. Shelton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Thursday, Aug. 16, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, where the funeral was held Friday, Aug. 17. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Joseph Cleveland Frank, Jr.

Joseph Cleveland Frank Jr., 55, of King George County died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Frank was a native of King George. He retired as a vocational teacher with the King George County school system and he was a lifelong farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Frank; son Joseph Frank III; daughter Crystal Ackerman (Jake); and his mother, Shirley June Frank.

He was predeceased by his father, Joseph C. Frank Sr.

A private graveside service was held Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Frank-Lee family cemetery, with the Rev. Randolph Allensworth, officiating.

Donations may be made to the King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, VA, 22485.

Sign guest book online at nashandslawfh.com.

Sharon Brand Zwicker

Sharon Brand Zwicker, 54, of King George County, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012.

She had retired as a deputy sheriff for King George in 2009 after 28 years of service. She was later rehired as a part-time deputy. She formerly had been with the Colonial Beach Police Dept. for four years. 

She was the first female deputy for both King George and Colonial Beach. 

She was a member of the Sheriffs’ Association and Westmoreland Independent Baptist Church.

She was a daughter of the late Donald C. and Jean A. Brand.

She is survived by her husband Morgan Zwicker;  two children, Morgan Zwicker Jr. and Chauncey Zwicker, both of King George; four sisters, Glenda Gutridge, Jeannie LiCalzi, Pamela Ambrose Hale and Donna Bourne; two brothers, Donald C. Brand Jr. and Robert L. Brand; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Tabernacle Baptist Church in King George. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the church with Pastor Robert Warnick officiating. Interment will be in Historyland Memorial Park, King George, with sheriff’s office honors.

Memorial donations may be made to Westmoreland Independent Baptist Church, 17921 Ridge Road, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.

Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Clyde Lee “C.L.” Gray, Jr.

Clyde Lee “C.L.” Gray Jr. 79, of King George County passed away suddenly on Monday, August 20, 2012 while vacationing with family in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

C.L. was born in Westmoreland County on May 5, 1933 and was known for his generosity. He was baptized at Montague Baptist Church in King George. 

C.L. farmed, worked at Beck’s Chevrolet in Fredericksburg, and served in the U.S. Army. He later retired from the Dahlgren Naval Facility after many years of service where he assisted with munitions testing. 

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, loyal friend and family man. He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 4123 and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the American Legion.

C.L. is survived by his wife, Ann R. Gray; two daughters, Susan L. Gray and her companion, Duke McBroom, Cheryl Gray Dees (John); two sons, Stephen L. Gray (Betty), Timothy Hall (Tammy); a sister, Christine DeBruyn; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Lee Gray Sr. and Elizabeth Balderson Gray; a brother, James Horace Gray..

The family will have a visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 24 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating. 

Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Betty Lou Clift

Betty Lou Clift of King George, VA, has died of injuries received from a motor vehicle accident.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and will be handled by Nash and Slaw Funeral Home. 

Visit nashandslawfh.com for      service        information.

Area Deaths - September 19, 2012

Mark Anthony Romagna

Mark Anthony Romagna Sr. 34, of Martinsville, formally of Colonial Beach, passed away at his home on Monday Sept. 3, 2012.

Mark was preceded in death by his brother Carter Johnson.

He is survived by his stepfather, Robert D. Walker, and his mother, Betty Walker of Martinsville; six children; one stepchild; two brothers; two sisters; a stepsister; and a stepbrother.

The family received friends Thursday, Sept. 13, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Home, Stafford Chapel, and followed by a brief memorial service. 

Interment will be private.

Betty Jean Wolfrey

Betty Jean Wolfrey, 84, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Wolfrey was a member of Falmouth Baptist Church, proudly baptized at the age of 70. She was born Aug. 17, 1928, in Somerset, PA. 

After her marriage, she moved to Oklahoma for a short time, later moved to Spotsylvania County and then helped her husband build their final home in Stafford. 

Mrs. Wolfrey lived happily at her home in Falmouth and enjoyed gardening, canning and providing home-cooked meals for her family and friends. Everyone loved her fried chicken and homemade potato salad.

Mrs. Wolfrey was an active den mother, helped with the Boy Scouts and was a Jaycee “Mom of the Year.” She was actively involved in the Soap Box Derby for a number of years, watching her children and grandchildren race. Mrs. Wolfrey loved collecting. Her collections include over 5,000 coffee mugs, stuffed animals, snow globes, baseball caps, bells, miniature pitchers and roosters.

Survivors include her son, David Kelly Woolfrey Jr. (Carol); daughters Bridget Jean Wilkins (Kevin) and Belinda Ann Boggs (Chris); sister Patty L. Rumsey; grandchildren Matthew and Chris Durney, Madeline Bonilla, Victoria Bowman, David K. Woolfrey III and Sarah K. Boggs; nine great-grandchildren; three nieces; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Kelly Wolfrey Sr.; her parents; one brother; two sisters; and great-grandchild Kelly Mack Bowman.

The family received friends Friday, Sept. 14, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Falmouth Baptist Church. 

Interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Linwood Newman

Linwood Newman, 71, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Davis of Oxon Hill, MD, and Bernice D. Brown of Colonial Beach; sister Jean Newman of Colonial Beach; brother Lepies Newman Jr.; and five grandchildren.

A funeral was held Friday, Sept. 14, at New Monrovia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Welford McDowney officiating. 

Burial was in Historyland Memorial Park in King George. A viewing was held Thursday, Sept. 13, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneral home.com.

Mary L. Groves

Mary L. Groves, 89, of Colonial Beach passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Westmoreland Rehab Center after a long illness.

Born in Westmoreland County, she was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and “granny-mema.”

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for 77 years.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, William H. Groves.

She is survived by her loving children, Jean E. Taylor and David Groves (Mary Ann), two grandsons, Jimmy Ferrell and Michael Groves, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, all of Colonial Beach; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Grace United Methodist Church, Rollins Fork, with the Rev. Billy Bowler officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made in her name to Grace United Methodist Church, Box 608, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.

Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Frank Anthony Iannarelli

Frank Anthony Iannarelli, 38, of Westmoreland County passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at his home after battling illness.

Mr. Iannarelli was a successful businessman--the owner of All Seasons Landscaping and Tree Service Inc. and Northern Neck ATV Park. 

Frank was a devoted family man and friend. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a coach for the Virginia Volcanoes and the Westmoreland County Little League; he loved being a part of the Westmoreland community.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Iannarelli; children Kaitlyn Sierra Kennedy Iannarelli, Joshua Anthony Iannarelli and Alyssa Grace Iannarelli; father Frank Iannarelli; mother Dorothy Andrew (William); maternal grandmother Josephine D. Kreider; brother Christopher Joseph Iannarelli; stepsister Courtney Andrew Knight; stepbrother Logan Andrew; mother-in-law Sandra Howard (Lee); father-in-law Gary Kennedy; brothers-in-law Brandon and Richard Kennedy and Christopher Howard; sister-in-law Skyler Hilliard; best friends Jimmy and Kristy Peyton; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family received friends Monday, Sept. 17, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford. 

A service was held Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Iannarelli children, Joshua, Kaitlyn and Alyssa, at Box 7934, Fredericksburg, Va. 22404.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

John Everette Morris

John Everette Morris, 66, of Montross departed this life on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at his residence.

He is survived by his longtime friend Nancy Coffman; four sons, John, Edward, Wesley and Lester; and 12 grandchildren.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Washington Funeral Home Chapel, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock. Online condolences at washingtonfh.com.

Area Deaths - August 15, 2012

Betty L. King

Betty L. King, 84, of King George County passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Betty is survived by daughter Lori Frye (J.R.), of King George; son Brad King of Spotsylvania; sister Patsy Newville (Jean), of Utah; brother Wayne Howard (Judy) of Orange County; three grandchildren; Lorne King, Leah Frye and Floyd Frye III; two great-grandchildren, Dailynn Frye and Ezra Frye; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. King Sr.; and three sons, Robert F. King Jr., David King and Michael King.

The family received friends at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel-Cremation Service, Fredericksburg, where a service was held on Friday, Aug. 10, with the Rev. Jessie Booth officiating. Burial was private.

Expressions of sympathy may be a donation in her name to the Cystic Fibrosis Fdn., Washington Chapter, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 312, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Online condolences may be expressed to Betty’s family at foundandsons.com.

Patricia Deere Barker

Patricia Deere Barker, 82, of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.

Mrs. Barker was a founding member of Ferry Farm Baptist Church. 

She established Christian nursery education in the Fredericksburg area, and was the owner of Humpty Dumpty Nursery School for more than 30 years. She was the widow of Grenville H. Barker and was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremiah Von Poyck.

Survivors include two children, Lynne Poyck (Arthur) of Fredericksburg and Phillip H. Barker (Terri), of King George.

A service was held Thursday, Aug. 9, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations in her name may be made to the SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA22408.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Susan Anne Kandetzki

Susan Anne Kandetzki, 57, of Spotsylvania County died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at University of Virginia Medical Center.

Survivors include her husband, Michael O. Kandetzki; two children, Michelle Crist (Gary) and Michael Kandetzki, all of Spotsylvania; three grandsons, Noah, Ryan and Gabriel; mother Marilyn E. Duncan of Warsaw; brother James Teller of Warsaw; four sisters, Joyce Bako of Fredericksburg, Jill Barrett of Salem, Martha Goratsas of King George and Joanne Williams of Warsaw; and several nieces, nephews and great-nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her father, James E. Teller; sister Annette Divine; grandmother Geraldine McCreary and her stepfather, Jack Duncan.

A service was  held Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Covenant Funeral Home. Entombment followed in Laurel Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assn., Memorials Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA, 23058.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Garnette E. Purce

Garnette E. Purce, 81, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at her residence.

Survivors include two daughters, Audrey Branson of Colonial Beach and Victoria Wise of Montross; four sons, Clayton Purce of King George County, Randy Purce of Alexandria, Rodney Purce of Waldorf, MD, and Lindsay Purce of Colonial Beach; stepdaughter Joyce Pratt of King George; stepsons Jerry Newman of Colonial Beach and Frankie Newman of New York; 29 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Little Zion Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with the Rev. Earl Howerton officiating. 

Cedell Brooks Funeral Home of Port Royal is handling the arrangements.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneral home.com.

Joseph Anderson Wilson

Joseph Anderson Wilson of Colonial Beach, a native Washingtonian, retired D.C. Firefighter, Engine 25, and Naval Korean War Veteran died on Wednesday, Aug. 8,2012 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA.

The beloved husband of Betty S. Wilson of 52 years; devoted and loving father of John B. Wilson (Judie) and Melanie Wilson Heatley (Carl); caring and loving grandfather of Chelsea, Dylan and Sydney Heatley : brother-in-law of Edna  Edmondson and Lloyd Sydnor.

Joseph’s Life Celebration was held   on Monday Aug. 13, 2012 at George P. Kalas Funeral Home Oxon Hill, Md. Interment Ft Lincoln Cemetery.

Online  guest book  available @ www.KalasFuneralHomes.com.

In  lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

Area Deaths - September 12, 2012

 

Barbara L. McGinn

Barbara L. McGinn, 87, of King George County passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.

Barbara was born in Limerick, Maine. She was a former secretary of the Bridgewater Republican Town Committee.

She is survived by two sons, Michael E. McGinn of King George and Richard G. McGinn of Sagamore Beach, MA; a sister, Irene Farwell of Mashpee, MA; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Richard Henry McGinn.

Burial will be private and held at a later date in Bourne, MA.

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

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Thomas Gene Lauterbach

Thomas Gene Lauterbach, 67, a native of Dayton, Ohio, (also known as “Uncle Tom,” “Uncle Pumpkin” and “Doedoe Pig”) passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in King George County.

Born Feb. 10, 1945, Tommy was a 1963 graduate of Chaminade High School and married his high school sweetheart, Pamela Miller Lauterbach, in 1966. Tom received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Dayton.

Tom loved spending time with his family, playing cards, genealogy, golfing and designing latch hook rugs. His sense of humor was unparalleled.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 46 years; his four children; and his five granddaughters. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial services will be held at Ascension Church in Kettering, OH, at a later date.

Donations may be made to EOD Memorial Foundation 822 Coldwater Creek Circle, Niceville, FL, 32578-1658, eodmemorial.org/donations.

Raymond A. Lightfoot

Raymond A. Lightfoot, 77, of Montross passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

A service was held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home Chapel, Warsaw. Interment will be Thursday, Sept. 13, in National Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery, Landover, MD.

Maude Herbert Conway

Maude Herbert Conway, 95, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Norfolk on June 1, 1917. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to an extensive family. Her life centered around her family and many friends. She was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church for more than 60 years. She had retired from the Fredericksburg Welcome Center.

Her husband, James A. Conway Sr., predeceased her in 1976.

She is survived by her three children, Mary C. Berry (Thomas), of Westmoreland County; James A. Conway Jr. and his companion, Diep Taylor, of Tappahannock; and Richard E. Conway (Peggy), of Fredericksburg. Her grandchildren include Cathleen B. Nickerson (Steve) of Triangle; Scott E. Berry (Donna) of Norfolk; Elizabeth A.C. Dabney (Beau) of Ashland; Christopher P. Conway of Richmond; and Virginia A. Conway of Richmond. She had seven great-grandchildren: Ashby and Raya Nickerson; Grace, Molly Maude and Kate Berry; and Kathryn and Turner Dabney; and many special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at St. George’s Episcopal Church. Interment will be private

Memorials may be made to the St. George’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, 905 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Alice McGinniss Howland

Alice McGinniss Howland, 94, of King George County died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Born in Index, she was the daughter of Hampton and Peachie McGinniss.

Mrs. Howland was a native and lifelong resident of King George. She was the widow of Fleet G. Howland and was a caring and loving mother and “Nane.” Mrs. Howland taught in elementary schools in King George and Colonial Beach and at Woodland Academy. After her retirement from teaching, she worked in the King George registrar’s office.

She was a longtime member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Wakefield Chapter 77 in Colonial Beach, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and AARP.

She is survived by son Glenwood Howland (Brenda); two daughters, Gloria DeLoach (Dewayne “Chick”) and Mary Virginia “Ginny” Powell (Joe), all of King George; six grandchildren, Glenda, Angela, Christopher, Jeffrey, Wendy and Jason; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by granddaughter Lisa Hopper.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Shiloh Baptist Church, King George, with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Mike Jessee will officiate.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Shiloh Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 13457 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485.

Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Mamie Shelton Wilkerson

Mamie Shelton Wilkerson, 88, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012.

She was born in Stafford County and was a longtime resident of Colonial Beach.

She was predeceased by Burton A. Wilkerson, her husband of  more than 39 years. 

The couple met while working at the U.S. Naval Proving Ground at Dahlgren during World War II, and were later married. 

Mamie was also preceded in death by her daughter Joyce W. Fulks.

She is survived by daughter Patricia W. Trammel (Marshall), of Chester; two  grandsons Alan A. Trammel of Brooklyn, NY, and William I. White Jr. and his wife, Dorothee, both of Moyock, N.C.; son-in-law Gerald Fulks of Amherst; niece and caregiver, Margaret Hiner of Colonial Beach. 

She will also be missed by many other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with a service beginning at 11 a.m. 

Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mamie to Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, Box 189, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Carlos Uriel Buron

Carlos Uriel Buron, 44, of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Carlos was a mechanical engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren. 

He was an amazing father, loving husband and thoughtful son. Carlos was a Cub Scout den leader and soccer coach. 

He loved cycling and was a grill master. He most enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie M. Buron; son Christian Buron; daughters Sophia Buron and Natalie Buron, all of Fredericksburg; parents Antonio L. and Irma M. Buron of Corry, PA.; brother Enrique Buron (Jennifer) of Dublin, Ohio; brother-in-law Scott Bethke (Liona); sisters-in-law Kim Bellafiore (Tom) and Keri Geibler (Billy); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Another service will held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Corry, PA. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Carlos Buron Educational Memorial Fund, PNC Bank, at pncbank.com, or checks may be made payable to the Carlos Buron Educational Memorial Fund.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Pearl Mae Sanford Sydnor

Pearl Mae Sanford Sydnor, 72, of Montross, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012.  

She was a retired bank teller with 42 years of service and retired from The Bank of Lancaster. 

She was a life member of Providence United Methodist Church and a life member of Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary. 

She was born on April 24, 1940 to the late Harvey and Geneva Sanford.  

She is survived by her wonderful husband, William A. “Billy” Sydnor, and a sister Virginia L. Sanford of Montross.  Also surviving are nieces, Sheila S. Clark (Curtis), Charlotte Balderson (Elwyn); nephews William E. Hinson (Diane), all of Montross, and Charles L. Hinson (Judy), of Warsaw;  great nieces, Christy Crabbe (Ronnie), Stephanie Jones (Brad), Pamela Clark and great nephew, C. W. Clark; great great niece Madison Jones and great great nephew Brody Jones, sisters in law Elsie Nash (Russell) and Betty Foley both of Montross, devoted friend and little sister, Ruth Packett (Stanley) and many other friends.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Providence United Methodist Church, Chiltons, VA.  The family received friends on Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Montross Chapel of Welch Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Annex Building Fund PO Box 913, Montross, VA, 22520 or Westmoreland Vol. Fire Dept. Auxiliary, PO Box 222, Montross, VA, 22520

Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Area Deaths - August 8, 2012

John H. Davis

John H. Davis Jr., 85, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Born and educated in Lancaster County and Lively schools, he served his country in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific Theater.

In 1955 he married Phyllis V. Hudgins. Prior to opening Circle Supermarket, he worked for many years with Safeway and Richfood. He was an active community supporter, giving freely of his time and resources. He loved to serve wherever needed as a deacon at Round Hill Baptist Church

John loved hunting, fishing and spending time on his farm. He was a dedicated husband, a loving father and a cherished grandfather

John is survived by his wife, Phyllis H. Davis, of the home; three sons, John C. Davis (Carolyn), of King George, John Steen (Darline), of Jacksonville, FL, and Gary Steen of Silver Spring, MD; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John’s funeral was held Friday, Aug. 3, at Round Hill Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Ted James officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

John Geary Scott

John Geary Scott, 86, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Hughes Home.

Mr. Scott was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served as a submariner in the South Pacific during World War II. He had retired from Underwriters Laboratories and was a member of Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church in King George County.

Survivors include his daughter, Tina Critzer (Harry), of Stafford County; four grandchildren, Christopher Scott Critzer and Justin Michael Critzer, both of Stafford County, Benjamin Baker Scott of Lafayette, Ore., and Dorene Scott Schwarz of Klamath Falls, OR; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Doris Ball Scott; and a son, John Ball Scott.

A funeral was held Friday, Aug. 3, at Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging, 171 Warrenton Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22405.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Dorothy F. Gallahan

Dorothy F. Gallahan, 90, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Greenfield Assisted Living of Stafford.

Mrs. Gallahan was a lifelong resident of Fredericksburg and spent her summers in Fairview Beach.

She was a lifelong member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Elsie Perry Sunday school class and taught children’s Sunday school. She was a volunteer at Mary Washington Hospital, and had retired from the People’s Bank of Stafford.

Mrs. Gallahan was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Gallahan; parents George and Lillie Fleming; and sister Eulalia Siock.

Survivors include her daughters, Connie A. Gallahan of King George and Aleta G. Wilcher (Marvin), of Ashland; two grandchildren, Brian A. Verburg of Richmond and Michelle L. Halpin (Kevin), of Fredericksburg; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held Monday, Aug. 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. J. Larry Haun officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg Baptist Church Building Fund, 1019 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Charles P. Southall

Charles P. Southall, 70, of King George County passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in King George.

Charles was a former employee of King George County schools and Mount Rose Pickle Factory, King George.

He is survived by his wife, Janet P. Southall, of the home; two daughters, Gail Rollins (Todd), of Caroline County and Norma J. Southall of the home; two sisters, Ida Lee Robinson of Dahlgren and Rebecca Horton of Fredericksburg; and brother Hobert Southall of King George.

A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 6, at Montague Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Kenneth Brooks and the Rev. Larry Widener officiating.

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

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

M. Fisher Kee

M. Fisher Kee, 97, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012.

Fisher was born June 23, 1915, in Roane County, WV. He was a 1939 graduate of Morris Harvey College, now known as the University of Charleston. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and was a World War II veteran. Fisher retired in 1973 from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture as head of the inspection branch. He was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church, serving as junior and senior warden and as a trustee of the church.

Fisher is survived by his daughter Juli Grimes (Ray), of Seattle, WA; a son, Greg Kee (Sue), of Colonial Beach; brothers E.B. Kee Jr. of Charleston, WV, and Carlyle Kee of Southport, NC.; sister Patricia Prowse of Cleves, OH; one granddaughter; four grandsons; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Jeffrey Packard officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 8951 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA, 22553

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

William Latham Davenport

William Latham Davenport, 96, of Stafford County passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at The Crossings at Falls Run.

Mr. Davenport was a member of Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, where he was often an usher. He was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Audrey Belman Davenport; and his niece, Janice Walker.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Billy Baker, Matthew Schwartz, Sherman Coates, Robert Belman, Matthew Belman, David Belman and Robert Elswick.

Memorials may be made in his name to Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 8330 Fletcher’s Chapel Road, King George, VA,22485.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

James “Alex” Brown

James “Alex” Brown, 86, of King George County passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Bowling Green Health Care Center.

Survivors include sister Emma Cole of Bowling Green; and three nephews, William and Raymond Cole and Valee Coghill.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. A viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome .com.

Betty L. King

Betty L. King, 84, of King George County died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital. 

Found and Sons Funeral Chapel-Cremation Service is handling the arrangements.

Area Deaths - September 5, 2012

Homer S. Bullock

Homer S. Bullock, 75, of King George County passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Page E. Bullock; brothers John Bullock (Sandra) and Ressie Bullock (Virginia Mae); and his sisters, Nancy Gavin, Rachel Newton and Virginia Irby(Herman). 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Doris Bullock.

A funeral was held Friday, Aug. 31, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. 

Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens. 

Online guestbook is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Margaret Virginia Greenstreet

Margaret Virginia Greenstreet, 83, of Stafford County passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Woodmont Nursing Center.

Survivors include her daughters Debra J. Coppage–Graybeal (Larry), and Sandra D. Adair; a brother, Ramah Coakley; a sister, Mary Sealy; her grandchildren, Thomas Coppage, Kelly Hudson, Justin Coppage, Michelle Mackey, Billy Adair, Joey Adair and Jessi Fultz; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin C. “Beanie” Greenstreet and brothers Charlie “Buck” Coakley and James Coakley.

A service was held Saturday, Sept. 1, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. 

Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Norman Lee Midkiff

Norman Lee Midkiff, 76, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at the Medical College of Virginia.

Norman is survived by his three daughters, Karen Hock (David), of King George, Beth McBride (Gregg), of Spotsylvania and Nancy Coleman (Billy), of Woodford; ten grandchildren: Chelsea Sachno (Roman), of Charlottesville, Catherine Winyard (David Charles), of Richmond, Courtny McBride of Fredericksburg, Andrew, Christopher, William, Camden, Benjamin and Caroline Coleman, all of Woodford, and Gregg McBride IV of Spotsylvania; and three great-grandchildren, Chloe and Emily Sachno of Charlottesville and William Cole Winyard of Richmond.

Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Jean.

A service was held Friday, Aug. 31,  at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. John Staples officiating. 

Burial followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in his name to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 8085 Saltsburg Road, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA, 15239.

Online condolences may be expressed to Norman’s family at foundandsons.com.

Lillian Clark Aylor

Lillian Clark Aylor, 90, of Oak Grove, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at her residence.

Mrs. Aylor was born on Jan. 6, 1922, to George and Lillian (Lohr) Ailsworth.

In addition to her parents Lillian was preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years, Marcus Booton Aylor; her brother, George L. Ailsworth Jr.; and granddaughter Beverly Lynn Aylor.

Survivors include two sons, George B. Aylor (Joan) and Marcus Alan Aylor (Mary); three grandchildren, Deborah Sullivan (Jay), Marcus W. Aylor and fiancee Debbie, and Wendy Elliott (Chad); 10 great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A service was held on Monday, Sept. 3, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. 

Interment was private at Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria.

Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericks burg.com.

Toni Fay Mullins

Toni Fay Mullins, 83, of King George County went home to be with the Lord and her heavenly family on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.

Mrs. Mullins was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved taking care of her family. She was a faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Billy; sons Billy L. Mullins Jr. and Danny Mullins; daughters Judy Nalls and Diane Mullins; sister Edna Mead of Lebanon; son-in-law Don Nalls; grandchildren Bill and Leslie, Jeff and Wendy, Andy and Rachel Nalls and Amy and Matt Heishman; and ten blessed great-grandchildren, Steven, Tommy, Savannah, Ashleigh, Aaron, Bryan, Karah, Logan, Michaela and Drew.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, with the Rev. Sherman Davis officiating. 

Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park.

Online guestbook at covenantfuneralservice.com.

John T. Gouvisis

John T. Gouvisis 83 of Fayetteville, NC, passed away Monday, August  27, 2012. 

He is survived by his brother Tom Gouvisis of WY, his sister Matina Young of Salt Lake City UT; two sons Michael T. Gouvisis (Bonnie) of Colonial Beach, VA, and Tom G. Gouvisis (Kathy) of Fayetteville, NC; two grandsons, John M. Gouvisis (Shelley) of Colonial Beach, VA, and Josh Gouvisis (Angel) of South Phoenix, AZ; a step-grandson, Joe; three granddaughters, Tara Jordan of Colonial Beach, VA, Crystal Spratt of Santa Fe, NM, and Anna Gouvisis of Factoryville, PA/GA; and three great-grandchildren, Austin (AJ), Bella and Shelby. 

He was a Mason and was retired from the USAF as a Tech Sergeant.  

He had many friends and loved his home land of Greece. 

Rogers & Breece Funeral Home in Fayetteville handled the arraignments. 

For a celebration of his life, friends gathered at the Pizza Palace (Mr. Tom’s) a place he loved to go on Thursday night. 

The family would like to say a special Thank You to all his dear friends & to his nurses for their years of support.

Joe Fitzhugh Clift

Joe Fitzhugh Clift 74, of Spotsylvania County, died at Mary Washington Hospital on Friday, August 31, 2012.

 Joe was born and raised in King George County, served in the US Army, and was co-owner of Clift Sales & Service, Clift Lumber & Supply, and Camlift. He was a member of the Hudson-Morris Masonic lodge, Lee’s Hill Golfers Club, and Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

 He is survived by his wife, of 51 years, Janice; son, Joe “Fitz” Clift, Jr. (Trudy); daughter, Juliette Mersiowsky (J. Scott); son, Jeffrey Clift (Amie); daughter-in-law, Donna Clift; his grandchildren, Jesse, Rebecca, Christian, Jamie, Jessica, Jonathan, Troy, Tyler and Kaylee; great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Kevin; his siblings, Mary Ann Cameron, Peggy Hall, his twin, Jerry Clift, Donald Clift, and Madison “Matt” Clift; his Goddaughter, Meredith Norris and numerous nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert F. and Vashti H. Clift and his son, John Michael Clift.

 A memorial gathering will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, Fredericksburg.  

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the John Michael Clift Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o King George High School SCA, 10100 Foxes Way, King George, VA 22485.

Online condolences may be expressed to Joe’s family at foundandsons.com.

Marjorie A. Lyles

Marjorie A. Lyles, 86, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Lyles Sr.

Mrs. Lyles is survived by two sons, James L. Lyles Jr. (Linda) and Donald R. Lyles (Susan); brother Thomas Harrison; sister Pearl Goodwin; and four grandchildren, Amanda, Marjorie, Jaime and MollyJane.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Colonial Beach United Methodist Church. 

Interment will be private.

Donations may be made to the American Lung Assn., 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC, 20004 or lung.org.

Online guestbook is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - August 1, 2012

Philip Vanfossen Oby III

Philip Vanfossen Oby III, 61, of Colonial Beach passed back to God on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at his residence.

Philip was born May 14, 1951 and a native of New York. In his retirement, Philip and his wife, Wendy, created Wendy’s Feline Friends, a non profit cat rescue.

Philip is survived by his wife, Wendy Erskine; daughters, Tess and Jess Oby; his father, Philip Oby Jr; a sister, Anne Elizabeth Burtle; a brother, Steven Oby and many loving friends.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Wendy’s Feline Friends, 1228 Holly Vista Dr., Colonial Beach, VA 22443 or Hospice of VA, 1328 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, VA 22560.

Nash & Slaw Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Gene Autry Heiston

Gene Autry Heiston, 73, of King George, VA, formerly of Pomfret, MD,  passed away on July 25, 2012 at Washington Hospital Center.  

Born on January 1, 1939 to the late James M. Heiston and Nancy L. Heiston in Washington DC, Gene had worked as an Iron Worker for over 30 years for Local 201.  

Gene was of the Catholic faith.  He loved to spend time with his family and friends, and his dog, “bud boy”.  He enjoyed taking care of his yard, flowers, the birds, and squirrels.  He also enjoyed listening to country music.  

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, John B. Heiston, and grandson, Destin J. Heiston.  

Gene is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy Heiston; son, Rick Heiston (Laura);  daughters Lisa Rector (Donnie), Jennifer Heiston, Jeanie Heiston, Christine Ryon (Chuck), and son-in-law, James Freeman.  

He is also survived by his brother-in-law; Bob Zell and his daughter, Sherrie;  sister-in-law, Mary & Bill Davis;  aunt, Betty Canady;  nieces, Dorothy Heiston, Bonnie Moore, & nephew, John Heiston.  He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.  

  A funeral mass will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pomfret, MD.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  

Arrangements by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Daniel Beldon

Daniel “Dan” Beldon, 63, of King George County passed away suddenly after a short illness  on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at his residence.

Dan was born March 24, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He retired as a carpenter and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Dan is survived by his wife, Lucinda Beldon; a son, Zacorary; his mother, Alice Beldon Lewis; two sisters, Judith Barwikowski (Donald), Claudia McCord (James); 5 nephews and 2 nieces.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

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

Edna B. Purks

Edna B. Purks, 81, of King George County passed away Monday, July 23, 2012.

Edna was the widow of Kenneth W. Purks.

She is survived by daughter Joyce Dodson of Dahlgren; son Raymond Hawkins of Pennsylvania; stepson David Hawkins of Kentucky; two sisters, Pat McDaniel and Virginia Crist, both of King George; brother Lester Mabe Jr. of Fredericksburg; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held Thursday, July 26, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Sherman Davis officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fredericksburg.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Carolyn L. Swope

Carolyn L. Swope of King George County passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, July 27, 2012.

She leaves behind four daughters and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Lee Funeral Home, King George.

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