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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

 

 

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