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Area Deaths - May 2, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Area Deaths - April 25, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Area Deaths - April 11, 2012

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Area Deaths - April 4, 2012

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

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


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


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

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

Bernard T. Burchell, Sr.

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

Area Deaths - March 28, 2012

Stephone Coleman, Jr.

Stephone Fredericks Coleman Jr, , 20, of Troy departed this life Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Orlando, FL.
Stephone was a second year student studying sports management at Liberty University, Lynchburg. He was a member of Mount Zion First African Baptist Church in Charlottesville.
He is survived by his loving and devoted parents, Chaplain Lt. Col. Stephone F. Coleman, Sr. and Minister Velvet Holmes Coleman, and loving sister Stephony Coleman, all of Troy; loving grandmother Inez Holmes Pridgen of Husle; and devoted grandfather Harry Streets of Colonial Beach, VA.
A viewing was held Friday, March 23 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hustle followed by a memorial service officiated by Rev. Charles Johnson, pastor.
A funeral was held in Charlottesville at the Mount Zion First African Baptist Church, on Saturday, March 24, with Dr. Alvin Edwards, pastor officiating.
Interment was on March 24, in Mount Olive Baptist Church cemetery, Hustle, VA.
Washington Funeral Home in Tappahannock is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences are at washingtonfh.com.

Roberty W. McAvoy

Robert W. “Bobby” McAvoy, 65 of Scranton, PA, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at his home in Montross.
Mr. McAvoy was preceded in death by his parents, Sgt. Maj. Richard and Hannah McAvoy; and brother Richard McAvoy.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Donna D. McAvoy; three daughters, Lisa Stowe (David), of Washington, MO, Kimberly Fulton (Michael), of Colonial Beach and Becky Brooks (Brad) of Bonham, TX; seven grand children, Jonathan, Megan, Savannah, Elizabeth and Michael Hamill, Michael Fulton, Jr. and Hannah Brooks; great grand daughter Karina Hamill; brother Edward MAvoy; sister, Betty Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.
Bobby retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years, and the U.S. Dept. of State, Diplomatic Security.
He was a life member of O.W.L. VFD, serving as line officer and vice president.
Arrangements are pending confirmation with Arlington Cemetery.
Mountcastle Turch Life Celebration Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Atkins

Alvan James Atkins, affectionately known as “Jim,” slept comfortably and passed from this life at home on March 19, 2012. He would have been 96 this month.
Jim was a Christian husband and father. He lived by the Ten Commandments and practiced the golden rule.
A Caroline County native he made his home and began his business career in Fredericksburg.
At the beginning of World War II he joined the U.S. Navy for the duration of the war. “It was all or nothing for our future,” he told his brother and sisters as he left for training in Chicago. During the war Jim was a flight engineer and top turret gunner assigned to a PB4Y-2 (Navy’s version of the B-24) making daily bombing runs on the Japanese ships and submarines in the Central Pacific. He and his squadron were stationed at Tinian when the Enola Gay left that island to deliver the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima. His flight book, that he kept in a special place in his top dresser drawer, has a hand written entry dated August 6, 1945, that states “burned some fuel - flew over Hiroshima complete destruction, everything.” He often said that after that fly over he believed the war was over”.
Jim and Nancy Pates Atkins celebrated their 64th year of marriage on January 31. Jim was a member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church, V.F.W., American Legion, and Rod and Gun Club.
He leaves his wife Nancy; three children, Dean Jefferson Atkins (Wanda) of Westmoreland County, Debbie A. Thompson (Wink) of Fredericksburg and Dr. Kaye A. Wigginton (John) of Keller, TX; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
During his retirement he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and participating in the racing and breeding of Thoroughbred horses.
He never forgot to leave a tip for service, hold the door for the next person or smile and say something pleasant. He will be missed for his kindness to those less fortunate, his quiet and unassuming demeanor and his commitment to God, his wife and family.
The family received friends Friday, March 23, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A graveside service followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Helen C. Johnson

Helen Culberson Johnson of King George County died Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
She is survived by her husband James R. Johnson of King George; daughters Sara J. Hoffman (John), of Swanton, MD, and Leah J. Sutherland (David) of Londonderry, NH; and three grand children, J. Garrett Hoffman, Grace Hoffman and Jordan Sutherland.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 24, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in King George.
Memorials may be made to Thurman Brisben Center, 471 Central Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22402.

Glenn Oelen Paddy

Glenn Oelen Paddy, 88, of Oak Grove passed away at home on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
Born in Oella, MD, on April 19, 1923, Glenn was the son of Joseph John and Mary Grace King Paddy.
Glenn served in the U.S. Army Air Force in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. In the late 1940s he and his wife, the late Charlotte Dunn Paddy, moved to King George County, where they raised their daughters, Nancy and Kathy.
Glenn worked at the Naval Weapons Laboratory for many years and retired as head of the construction contracts division. He also served as a King George County magistrate. After Charlotte’s passing in 1989, Glenn married Mary Sue Schwartz and lived his remaining years in Oak Grove, spending winters in Florida.
Glenn was a football and baseball fan as well as an avid gardener and traveler. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up and getting to know his great-grandchildren, who called him “Great-Daddy.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Charlotte, his wife Sue, daughter Nancy Tulloss; brothers Charles and Raymond Paddy; and sisters Lydia Minton, Josephine Smith, Jeanette Frye and Genevieve Givens.
Glenn is survived by daughter Kathleen Hopkins (Carl), of King George; two grandchildren, Beth Tulloss-Webb (Gary), of Fredericksburg and Brian Payne (Amy), of Portland, OR; three great-grandchildren, Grace, Katherine and Crockett Webb; brother John Paddy of West Virginia; three sisters, Helen Murphy and Beatrice Wise of Florida and Marian Mooney of Maryland; and many close nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In keeping with his wishes, Glenn’s memorial service was private, with burial in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Glenn’s family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations made to St. Joseph Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD, 57325, stjo.org; or Hospice of Virginia, 1328 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, VA, 22560.

Andrew J. Mills

Jack Mills, 97 years old, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 peacefully at home with loving family at his side.
Jack was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. Jack was born May 10, 1914 in Spotsylvania County to William Walter Mills and Lilly Thomas Mills.
He is predeceased by his wife, Catherine Acors Mills, brothers Wilson, Edward, and Charles Lee and a number of half brothers and sisters, a grandson Mark Limberick, and a son in law Rick Runnels.
He is survived by daughters Joyce Wright (Richard), of Spotsylvania, Janet Collier (Tom) of King George, Nancy Runnels of Spotsylvania, sons Judson Mills (Beth), of Englewood, CO, and Joe Mills (Mona) of Palm City, FL, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Bill Mills, two special friends Roger and Billy Carver of Tappahannock, and two faithful dogs Jackie and Tootsie.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 27 at Covenant Funeral Services, Fredericksburg Chapel with close family friend, Jimmy Andrews officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends Monday, March 26 at the funeral home.
Please make donations to Fredericksburg SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408 or to the charity of your choice.

Area Deaths - February 22, 2012

Robert L. Osborne

Robert L. Osborne Jr., 62, of Stafford County passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at his home.
Robert was best known for his love of nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed bird-watching, and he built his log cabin to be closer to the outdoors. He also had a passion for antique muscle cars.
Robert leaves behind his wife of 19 years, Linda Charlene Osborne; two daughters, Jennifer Dreistadt of King George and Jacqueline Vance of Stafford; one son, Bob Osborne of Charlotte, NC; and three grandchildren, Mark and his wife, Celia, Rachael and Seth. He also leaves two sisters, Susan Plewa (Rick) of Pennsylvania and Karen Straut (Ron) of Florida; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.
The family received friends for a memorial gathering on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Services, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg.
Robert’s family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations in his name to the Wildlife Rescue League, Box 704, Falls Church, VA, 22040.
Online condolences may be expressed to Robert’s family at foundandsons.com.

Charles A. Roehl

Charles A. Roehl, 91, of Lake Ridge died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.
He was a former longtime resident of McLean.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lura F. Roehl; two sons, John T. Roehl and James S. Roehl; and four grandchildren.
The family suggests that contributions may be made in Charles’ name to Westminster at Lake Ridge, c/o Resident Death Supporting Fund, 12191 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge, Va. 22192; or to the American Cancer Society, cancer.org.

Nancy J. Browning

Nancy J. Browning, 62, of Fredericksburg passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include her son, Bill Snow of Fredericksburg; daughters Mechelle Robinson of Orange County and Nicole Blalock of Colonial Beach; sister-in-law Frances Thacker of Fredericksburg; and sisters Winnie Sullivan of Fredericksburg, Patsy Goddard of Marietta, GA, Brenda Osterheld of Spotsylvania County and Margaret Williams of Fredericksburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Browning; her parents, Thomas Willard Thacker Sr. and Frances Atkins Thacker; and her brother, Thomas Willard Thacker Jr.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Chester L. Beaty

Chester L. Beaty, 70, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at his home.
Chester was born in Front Royal and was employed by Carl W. Miller & Sons in Fairfax.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Yvonne M. Beaty; four sons, Earl H. Beaty (Alisha), of Harrisonburg, Sanford and James Beaty of Tennessee, and Roy Jesse Jr. (Theresa), of Spotsylvania County; three daughters, Peggy Payne (Roger), of Stafford County, Jeri Williams of Winchester and Diane Wall (Butch), of Louisa County; two sisters, Nancy Cox of Indiana and Yvonne Rimalar of New York; 24 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
Chester was preceded in death by son William Jesse and brother Albertus Beaty.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Randall Snipes officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service.
Interment will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 24, at Detrick Cemetery, Fort Valley.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Barbara J. Huff

Barbara J. Huff, of King George County, previously of Milton, Florida, passed from this life to eternal Glory on Sunday February 19, 2012.  
She resided with her son, Jerome Huff, and daughter-in-law, Judy Huff.  
She leaves her other children: Gerard Huff (Denise) of Goochland, VA, Clifford Huff (Jodi) of Clio, MI, and Mary Ann Davis of Kansas.  
She is also survived by her grandchildren: Mandy, Marissa, and Jason Huff; Emily Hooker (Shawn), Sarah, and Alice Huff; Chris Geraci (Sarah), and Daniel (Audrey Geraci ); Joe Huff; Larry and Haley Davis.
Barb was predeceased by daughter, Jackie J (Mike) Geraci
A memorial service will be held in the near future at the NDW Protestant Chapel at Dahlgren with interment at a later date in Mt. Morris, Michigan.

Area Deaths - March 21, 2012

Eliza Ella Coakley

Eliza Ella Coakley, 105, of King George County departed this life to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Hughes Home.
She was a member of St. Stephen’s Baptist Church in King George County. She was the oldest African-American woman in King George.
Survivors include two daughters, Rosetta C. Steward, with whom she resided prior to relocating to Hughes Home, and Esther C. Kay (Ray) of King George; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
A viewing and a Christian wake were held Friday, March 9, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, in  Fredericksburg.
A funeral was held Saturday, March 10, at St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, King George. Pastor Anthony M. Jones delivered the eulogy.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Mary Sue Paddy

Mary Sue Paddy, precious mother, beloved wife, adored sister, revered grandmother, dear Aunt and generous friend, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012.
Mrs. Mary Sue Paddy was born to Nellie Margaret and William Lloyd Pierce on March 12, 1926. One of nine siblings, Mary Sue Paddy learned early on the joy and importance of family and community. During her 86-year journey into the hearts of so many who had the joy of knowing and loving and being loved by her, Mary Sue Paddy raised a family that included three sons, worked as a real estate agent, owned and operated her own retail businesses in women’s fashion and established herself as an artist in fibers and textiles.
During her youth growing up in Washington, Mary Sue Paddy was a star of the Big Band Era, often dancing the nights away, leaving a trail of broken hearts in her wake; a fan of Frank Sinatra; and a beauty that rivaled the likes of Ava Gardner. But ultimately, her heart was stolen by three young boys, her sons.
Her love for her three sons, Herbert, Jay and Jesse, was profound and unqualified. She knew no greater joy than that joy which her children knew. She would know no deeper sorrow in her life than when her youngest, Kirby, was taken from this world at the age of 24. Hers was a much larger world though; one inhabited by dozens of nephews and nieces of second, third and fourth generations who would be graced by the compassionate, kind, patient and generous nature that was their “Aunt Sue.”
Mary Sue Paddy married Glenn O. Paddy relatively late in life. She was in her 60s, and he was approaching his 70s. But they embraced each other, and a new life together, with a deep-felt commitment and passion shared by both. Both are longtime residents of Oak Grove. Mrs. Paddy and her husband enjoyed endless hours of traveling the back roads of America. They spent the winter months in Sarasota, FL.
Mary Sue Paddy leaves behind a husband of 22 years, Glenn O. Paddy, who treasured her kindness and goodness; two sons, Jay Brandon Weaver and Jesse O. Weaver, who were kissed nightly during their childhoods by the lips of eternal devotion; by a sister, Alice Pierce Hafner, who holds in her heart the memories of a lifetime of shared love, laughter and sorrows; and a granddaughter, Christina Weaver, who will write the next chapter in her grandmother’s enduring legacy.
-We see but dimly through the mists and vapors; amid these earthly damps. What seem to us but sad, funeral tapers, may be heaven’s distant lamps- -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
A memorial service was held at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, in King George, VA., on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Charles Edward Hinson, Sr.

Charles Edward Hinson Sr., 66, of Warsaw departed this life Sunday, March 11, 2012.
He is survived by two children, Susan Ann Taylor and Charles Edward Hinson Jr.; two sisters, Edna Mae Stevens and Charlotte Harper; two brothers, William Edward Hinson Sr. and Thomas H. Hinson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A funeral was held Wednesday, March 14, at Warsaw Church of God, Warsaw, with the Rev. John Thomas officiating.
Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock, is handling the arrangements.

Helen Anderson Dunkum

Helen Anderson Dunkum, 97, of Spotsylvania County passed away at Westmoreland Rehab Center on Monday, March 12, 2012.
She is survived by three sons, Leroy Dunkum Jr. of Spotsylvania, Tommy Dunkum of Colonial Beach and Richard Dunkum of Ashburn; sister Nellie Gill of Sandston; two grandchildren, Tracey and Andrew; and one great-grandson, Teegan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy M. Dunkum Sr.
A service was held Thursday, March 15, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Robert Lee Beverly

Robert Lee Beverly, 84, of King George County passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Southern Maryland Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Beverly of King George; two daughters, Annette Bennett of King George and Janet Brown of Port Tobacco, MD; two sons, Eric and Kenneth Riley, both of Welcome, MD; and three grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday, March 17, at Little Ark Baptist Church in Owens, with the Rev. Larry Robinson officiating. Burial was  in the church cemetery.
Online condolences are at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Hubert Ornell McMillan, Sr.

Hubert Ornell McMillan Sr., 82, of Spotsylvania County passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was born June 2, 1929, to the late Booker T. and Rowena Evans McMillan in Fayetteville, NC. He was joined in holy matrimony to the late Mable Bumbrey of Fredericksburg. He retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service.
Hubert leaves to cherish his memory a brother, Eldridge Benjamin McMillan of Fayetteville, NC; three sons, Stanley Bumbrey of King George, David McMillan (Anita) of Moneta and Rodney Singleton (Trice) of Columbia, SC; one daughter, Cordella Anderson of Spotsylvania; four sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Son Hubert McMillan Jr. preceded him in eternal rest.
The funeral was held on Saturday, March 17, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, in Fredericksburg. Interment was Monday, March 19, in Quantico National Cemetery.
Online guest book may be signed at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Cheryl Ann Harrison

Cheryl Ann Harrison, 48, of King George County passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at her residence.
Cheryl was born in Maryland on June 18, 1963, to Donald Sr. and Sarah Snyder Burdette.
Survivors include husband Francis Harrison; daughter Genevieve “Genny” Harrison; and son Timothy Ray Burdette. Other survivors include grandchildren, Jordon, Anthony, Tyler and Allen; stepgrandchildren; three sisters; and one brother.
The family received friends, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, in Fredericksburg.
Interment will take place in Graceland Memorial Park, Charleston, WV.
Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Emily M. Jackson

Emily M. Jackson, 77, of Westmoreland County passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at her residence.
Emily was born in Westmoreland County on Dec. 30, 1934, to Frank McDowney and the late Bessie Mason McDowney. She was a retired nurse and a member of New Monrovia Church in Colonial Beach. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George L. Jackson.
Survivors include her sons, Joseph Darnell Posey, Jerald Vincent Posey and Thessalonia Posey and wife Sandra; stepchildren Francine Claiborne, Thomassine Clifton and Gregory Jackson; brothers Cleveland, Johnny, Harry and Daril McDowney; sisters Hortence Smith and Annie Parker; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday, March 19, at New Monrovia Church, in Colonial Beach, with the Rev. McDowney officiating. Burial will be in Quantico National Cemetery.
A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Online condolences are at albennett andsonfuneralhome.com.

Dora Athena Oliff

Dora Athena Oliff, 88, of Montross, widow of James R. Oliff, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012.
She was a retired cashier for Electrolux and a member of Ephesus Christian Church in Foneswood and VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 9619, in Morningside, MD.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane Oliff-Michael of Crofton, MD; granddaughter Ashley Michael of Crofton; brothers Anthony Rosetta of Waldorf, MD, and Joseph Rosetta of Clements, MD; and many nieces, nephews, and sisters-and brothers-in-law.
A funeral was held on Sunday, March 18, at Ephesus Christian Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association; or to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Charles Glenn Bosworth, Sr.

Charles Glenn Bosworth Sr., 79, of Woodbridge died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge.
Mr. Bosworth was born in Shinnston, WV. He was a 1950 graduate of Philippi High School, Philippi, WV, and a retired Wonder Bread baker from Continental Baking Company.
Mr. Bosworth was a Korean War veteran, having served, in theater, with the 11th Airborne U.S. Army.
Mr. Bosworth was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Occoquan Lodge 310 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons.
Mr. Bosworth, in his youth, was an avid baseball player who was scouted to play professional baseball by the St. Louis Browns, now the Baltimore Orioles. He was an avid sportsman, who loved to regularly hunt and fish.
Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Dawn Bosworth Crabtree of Houma, LA; a son, Charles Glenn Bosworth Jr. of Falls Church; and two grandsons and a great-granddaughter, all of Houma. Mr. Bosworth was particularly close to two nephews, Eric Randall Bosworth Sr. and David Alan Bosworth, both of King George County, and close friend Ms. Maggie Parrish of Woodbridge, formerly of Schweinfurt, Germany.
Mr. Bosworth was preceded in death by his parents, Charles William Yearian/Bosworth and Alta Bolyard Bosworth (Philippi, WV); sister Cynthia V. Springer (Woodbridge); half sister Lucille Yearian Nygren (Akron, OH); and four brothers, Ernest Ray Bosworth (Rainelle, WV), Robert Lee Bosworth (Colonial Beach), Franklin Delano Bosworth (Laurel, MD) and Paul David Bosworth (Colonial Beach).
A memorial service to include family and friends will be held at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, on Thursday, March 22, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Fred Parrish officiating.
Interment will be private at Quantico National Cemetery.

Area Deaths - February 15, 2012

Roy Lewis Jessee, Sr.

Roy Lewis Jessee Sr., 74, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Jessee was an avid NASCAR and Washington Redskins fan, and he loved to fish. He belonged to VFW 290.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Jessee of Fredericksburg; son Roy Jessee Jr. (Theresa), of Spotsylvania County; daughters Christina Jessee of Stafford County, Peggy Payne (Roger), of Stafford, Jeri Williams of Winchester, Diane Wall (Butch), of Louisa County and Vickie Sullivan of Spotsylvania; sister Verona Marion of King George County; 20 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Willie Jessee; son William Lewis Jessee; and brother Randy Jessee.

A service was held Friday, Feb. 10, at Covenant Funeral Home, Fredericksburg. Entombment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Frank Wayne Griffith

Frank Wayne Griffith, 69, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.

Frank attended the University of Richmond and was an acclaimed southpaw pitcher who signed with the New York Mets, playing until injured. He was recently inducted into the King George High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Frank worked for more than 35 years as a sales executive for Woodfin Oil Co. He was an avid golfer and longtime member of Meadowbrook Country Club. He enjoyed being with his “Bubbas,” spoiling his grandchildren and taking care of his loving mother. Frank was a generous, easy-going man who brought fun and laughter to all those who encountered him in life.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Susan Effron Griffith; mother Margaret Allensworth Griffith; elder daughter Elizabeth Griffith Jens (Eric); younger daughter Laura Griffith Ritchie (Patrick); four grandchildren, Hannah Margaret Jens, Eric Jens IV, Madison Grace Ritchie and Lucas Griffith Ritchie; two sisters, Judy Griffith Crockett and Gay Griffith Baker (Bud); and two sisters-in-law, Elaine Effron Dunn and Lynn Effron Katz (Alan). Frank is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

A visitation was held Friday, Feb. 10, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Burial will be private in Westmoreland County.

Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 601 Colonial Ave., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Mary Evelyn Holmes Rodgers

Mary Evelyn Holmes Rodgers, 52, departed this life Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at her residence in Henrico County.

She is survived by her husband, Stefan Rodgers; one daughter, Charlene Holmes of Richmond; two sons, Anthony and Demetrius Holmes, both of Richmond; four sisters, Diane Harvey, Arlene Newbill and Phyllis Harvey, all of St. Stephens Church, and Wanda Robinson of King George County; and three brothers, Ivory Holmes of St. Stephens Church and Robert Fauntleroy and James Holmes, both of Aylett.

A viewing was held Friday, Feb. 10, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd. A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 11, at First Mount Olive Baptist Church, Newtown, with the Rev. Fred Holmes officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences are at washingtonfh.com.

June Virginia Garner Ketchel

June Virginia Garner Ketchel, 88, of Colonial Beach passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.

Born in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 1923, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Rufus Atkinson, killed in action in World War II; her only daughter, Donna Marie Atkinson Frese; and her second husband, Clarence Ketchel on March 19, 1998.

Surviving are son Barry Ketchel of Colonial Beach; two grandsons, Barry Ketchel Jr. of Colonial Beach and Christopher Johnston of Fulks Run; two granddaughters, Jamie Ketchel of Colonial Beach and Jennifer Sova of Roanoke; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, followed by a graveside service at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.

Calvin W. Norris, Sr.

Calvin W. Norris Sr., 83, of King George County passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. He was surrounded by his entire family at the time of his passing.

Calvin was a true patriot and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in both World War II and the Korean War. He then served faithfully and proudly with the U.S. Railroad Service, as had his father and uncle, before retiring once again. He was a member and supporter of the National Rifle Association, serving as a marksmanship instructor. Calvin was proud of his service to the United States and of his children who carry on his patriotic legacy as employees of federal civil service and King George County public service.

He is survived by his wife, Bert Norris; children Charlotte, Calvin Jr., Patti, Donna and Jim; and his loved ones, Joyce Nave and her children, 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Calvin left a large circle of friends who will always have fond memories of him.

Burial will be private.

Donations in Calvin’s memory be sent to support Veterans of Foreign Wars at vfw.org/contribute; or to the King George Fire & Rescue Squad, Box 466, King George, VA, 22485.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

William Clifton Jones

William Clifton Jones, 84, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Clifton was born in Westmoreland County near Montross. He retired from the Virginia ABC Board after 38 years of service, with most of his career as manager of the ABC store in Colonial Beach. Clifton was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II and a member of Masonic Lodge 199 in Colonial Beach, serving as master in 1960.

Clifton is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean C. Jones of the home; two sons, W.C. Jones Jr. (Debby), of Mechanicsville and Brent Jones (Cathy), of Colonial Beach; three grandchildren, Taylor, Wesley and Kayla; and sister-in-law Beatrice Jones of Montross.

A funeral was held on Monday, Feb. 13, at at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Interment followed in Round Hill Baptist Cemetery, King George.

Donations may be made to Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Ricky Davis

Ricky Davis, 46, of Fort Washington, Md., son of Zellda Carter Davis, died at home Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.

A service will be held at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach. Lee Funeral Home, Warsaw, is handling arrangements.

James Bernard Payne

James Bernard Payne, 69, of Montross departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in a Mechanicsville hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Lavada Payne; one daughter, Marjorie Beverly of Fredericksburg; three sons, James Bernard Payne of Fredericksburg and Keith Payne and Anthony Reynolds, both of Tappahannock.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Morning Star Baptist Church, Montross, with the Rev. Charles Payton, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Services of comfort entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, VA.

Online condolences at washingtonfh.com.

Ralph T. Jenkins

Ralph T. Jenkins, 66, of Colonial Beach died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at his residence.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Vicki, who was the love of his life; his son, Chris Wade Jenkins (Nancy), of Richmond; his stepson, Wayne Bellamy (Liz), and their son, Jason, all of Dunfield; his sister, Joanne Jenkins Doggett (Donny), of Fredericksburg; his brother-in-law, Ronald Guice and his daughter, Alicia, of Fairfax; his sister-in-law, Debbie Guice (Steve), of Fairfax; and two little ladies who brought him great joy singing to them “A Bushel and a Peck,” his granddaughter Kylee and his niece Nicole.

A service will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Hospice of Tappahannock, 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock,VA, 22560.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Carolyn A. Marshall

Carolyn A. Marshall, 70, of King George County passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Marshall was born Nov. 22, 1941, in Washington, D.C., to Kenneth and Virginia Olson. She grew up in Alexandria and graduated from Mount Vernon High School.

She was the longtime proprietor of the Virginia Florist, a family business for 43 years, in the Belle View Shopping Center of Alexandria. Along with her family, she was a longtime resident of Alexandria.

Carolyn is survived by her husband of 46 years, B.T. Marshall; two sons, Erik Marshall and Mark Marshall (Amy); two grandchildren, Amanda and Adam Marshall; and her mother, Virginia C. Olson.

Carolyn was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was extremely proud of her family and always had a warm smile for everyone.

Carolyn’s positive outlook on life was an inspiration to everyone around her.

Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Drive, Alexandria, where a funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, with interment to follow in Mount Comfort Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org.

Carol Bernice Beavers

Carol Bernice Beavers, 69, of King George County passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Carol had retired from Quarles Fuel Network and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church in King George.

She is survived by three daughters, Teresa Settle of Nanjemoy, MD, and Glenda Ott and Carol Rose, both of King George; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Beavers, and her son, David E. Beavers Jr.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Denny Greenwalt officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery, King George.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Solid Rock Baptist Church, Box 628, King George, Va. 22485.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Lucille V. Weeks

Lucille V. Weeks, 89, of Henrico County, formerly of King George County, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Henrico.

Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.

 

Area Deaths - March 14, 2012

Wanda Jane Winters Griggs

Wanda Jane Winters Griggs, 81, of Panama City Beach, FL, died at Gulf Coast Medical Center Saturday, February 25, 2012.
She was born December 25, 1930 in East Liverpool, OH, the daughter of the late James and Ruth (Carroll) Winters. Mrs. Griggs was a resident of Bay County for 31 years, and was a member of St. Andrew Methodist Church.
She was a homemaker who loved her family very much. She enjoyed crocheting, reading books, and doing puzzles.
Survivors include her husband Thomas Miller Griggs, Jr., whom she married September 29, 1948; her children, Thomas Edward (Carol) of Winona, OH, David Allen (Wanda) of Idaho, Randall Arlen (Gail) of Topsham, ME, Loren Michael (Ilana) of Ewing, KY, and Mrs. Mark (Karen) Cawthon of King George, VA; her grandchildren, Denise Ann, Tiffany Sue, Jennifer Lee, Heather Lynn, Shane Thomas, Jarod Allen, Erica Jean, Justin Edward, Anthony Wayne, Jeremiah David, Joshua Mark, Matthew Allen and KaLene Sandra; her great-grandchildren, Jordan, Emily, Addyson, Celeste, Elizabeth Grace, Leon, III, Maxton, Blake and Charles; her sisters, Dorothy Clark of Canton, OH, Joyce Lacey of East Palestine, OH; and her brother, Melvin Winters of Columbiana, OH. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Winters.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith Gann officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Griggs’ children served as her pallbearers.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2403 Harrison Ave., Panama City, FL 32405, 850-763-4694. www.kentforestlawn.com, handled the arrangements.

Eliza Ella Coakley

Eliza Ella Coakley, 105, of King George County departed this life to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Hughes Home.
She was a member of St. Stephen’s Baptist Church in King George County. She was the oldest African-American woman in King George.
Survivors include two daughters, Rosetta C. Steward, with whom she resided prior to relocating to Hughes Home, and Esther C. Kay (and Ray) of King George; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
A viewing and a Christian wake was held Friday, March 9, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg.
A funeral was held Saturday, March 10, at St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, King George. Pastor Anthony M. Jones delivered the eulogy. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Samuel L. Smith, III

Samuel L. “Sam” Smith III, 83, of King George County passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
Sam was born Sept. 24, 1928, in Norfolk and spent his youth in Sandston.
Sam is survived by his wife of 47 years, Peggy Smith, as well as close friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel L. Smith Jr. and Mae Best.
He graduated from the University of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in physics and attended the University of Virginia where he did graduate work in physics. He was a member of Pi Mu Epsilon and Sigma Pi Sigma.
As a research physicist, he worked both at NASA, Langley Field, and NSWC, Dahlgren.
Sam was a member of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and enjoyed hiking and camping out with friends. He enjoyed most sports.
Sam was a member of the Dahlgren Sports Car Rally Club and bowled in men’s, mixed and singles leagues. He loved golfing, boating and fishing. He especially loved his neighbors and friends, to whom he attributed his long life. He will be dearly missed.
The family received friends Tuesday, March 13, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, and held a memorial service following the visitation time.
Memorial donations may be made to King George County Food Bank, Box 130, King George, VA, 22485; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Margaret E. Robinson

Margaret E. Robinson, 85, of Clinton, Md., formerly of King George County, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Southern Maryland Hospital.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty Ward of Clinton, MD, Alberta Robinson of Hyattsville, MD, and Edna Robinson of Washington, D.C.; three sons, Jackie Robinson of Fredericksburg, Frank Robinson of Trenton, NJ, and Peyton A. Robinson Jr. of Oxon Hill, MD; four brothers, George, Frank, Robert and Major Holmes, all of King George; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
The service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 16, at Salem Baptist Church in Jersey, with the Rev. Leonard G. Bland officiating. There will be a viewing for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Online guest book is at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Charles Edward Hinson, Sr.

Charles Edward Hinson Sr., 66, of Warsaw passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012.
The funeral will be Wednesday, March 14, at Warsaw Church of God. Viewing will be for one hour prior to the service.
Washington Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Area Deaths - February 8, 2012

Frederick Bright

Frederick “Freddie” Bright, 76, of King George County passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Freddie was born in Upper Darby, PA, on May 23, 1935. He moved to King George in 1973.
Fred was a U.S. Marine for eight years, active and reserve. He then was a welder for more than 50 years. He was a member of Local 602 Steamfitters Union, working for many contractors. He was employed by the federal government at the Bureau of Engraving, Justice Department. He retired in September 2001 from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren.
Fred volunteered at George Washington’s Birthplace, assisting the rangers by caring for the farm animals and, with interpretation when needed. He was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2003 for the National Park Service Northeast Region. He also received a certificate for his volunteer work from Colonial Beach.
He was an active member of Sacred Heart Chapel and a Chotank Hunt Club member. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming, snow skiing, walking, having his name and picture in the newspaper and talking.He never met a stranger and wanted to thank everyone who has been kind to him throughout his life.
Fred had many cherished memories. As a youngster on his way to school he would regularly talk with Albert Einstein and ask him many questions. While in New York with his father he saw the SS Normandie lying on her side. As a child he performed in three motion pictures. As an adult he rescued folks from three different car accidents.
Freddie is survived by daughters Pamela Bright, Deborah Plamondon, Patricia Phipps and Erin Finch; adopted son Shannon Burkett; grandchildren Ronald Rosasco, Ian Custalow, Jason Boykin, Marc Salgado, Trina Plamondon, James Gliniewicz, Samantha Phipps, Patrick Sweeney, Gregory Gliniewicz, Matthew Phipps, Michael Sweeney, Rachael Plamondon and Dylan Finch; great-grandsons Skylar Boykin and Ian Kai Custalow; sister Polly McDermott; and many nieces and nephews.
Freddie was preceded in death by his wife, Delia “Pat” Bright; parents Thelma and Fred Bright; sister Gloria Halpern; daughters Sharon, Kerry and Michelle; son Sean; and granddaughter Kay Leigh Plamondon.
A memorial Mass was celebrated Saturday, Feb. 4, at Sacred Heart Chapel, Naval Support Facility Dahlgren.
Donations may be made to a local hospice of one’s choice.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Thomas Coleman

Thomas Coleman, 63, departed this life Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at his residence in Tappahannock.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy Coleman; one daughter, Susanne Coleman; five grandchildren; three sisters, Peachie Coleman, Marie Thompson and Dorothy A. Bundy; and four brothers, Gene, Melvin, Ricky and James Coleman.
A viewing was held on Thursday, Feb. 2, at Washington Funeral Home Chapel, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, VA, followed by a funeral, with the Rev. Charles Johnson officiating.
Burial was on Friday, Feb. 3, in Mount Olive Baptist Church cemetery in Hustle.
Online condolences are available at washingtonfh.com.

Mary Louise Wilen

Mary Louise Wilen, 74, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at her residence.
She had retired after 36 years with the U.S. government. Mary was an active member of the OSD Coin Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Leslie Smith (Rodney), of King George County; a son, Jay B. Wilen (Cindy), of Annapolis, MD; a sister, Shirley Pope (Gary), of Brandywine, MD; a brother, Jack Bryant of Tennessee; four grandchildren, Sean, Brendon, Connor and Duncan; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 4, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Randy Allensworth officiating.
Burial was private.
Donations may be made to the Boy Scouts, 701 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21211.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Charles Kenneth Sparks, Sr.

Charles K. Sparks Sr., 87, of King George County went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.
Born Jan. 7, 1925, in Ettowa, TN, to Mack and Josephine Sparks, he was the youngest of seven.
On June 5, 1948, he married Audrey Aline Garner.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1949 to 1953. He was then a government worker at the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory in Dahlgren and later a Realtor.
After retiring, he helped raise his granddaughter. Charles was a former Boy Scout leader in Dahlgren.
He loved the mountains and listening to bluegrass music.
He was a member and a deacon of Hanover Baptist Church, and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.
Charles’ beautiful smile and sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Left to cherish his memory are his granddaughter, Amanda Clark (Kyle), and their children, Landyn and Bentley of Spotsylvania; grandson Kristopher Warden (Rita), and his children, Kaylea and Kaleb of Coeburn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Sparks was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey; sons Crandell and Kenny; and his siblings.
A service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 11, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with Pastor Mike Raphael officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
An online guest book is available for condolences at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - March 7, 2012

Bernice E. Watts

Bernice E. Watts, 98, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Genesis Eldercare Center in LaPlata, MD.
She is survived by one son, Raymond E. “Speck” Watts of Indian Head, MD; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert Johnson of Mitchellsville, MD, and Linwood Johnson and wife Bertha L. of Montross.
A funeral was held Saturday, March 3, at Little Zion Baptist Church in Oak Grove, with the Rev. Earl Howerton officiating.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Eliza Ella Coakley

Eliza Ella Coakley, 105, of King George County died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Hughes Home in Fredericksburg.
Arrangements are incomplete at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, Fredericksburg.

Edward Ringgold Elburn

Edward Ringgold Elburn, 93, father of Joan Elburn Farley of King George County,  died Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Sudlersville, MD.
He was the grandfather of Trail Ringgold Farley of Alexandria.
His full obituary can be read at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home website (fhnfuneral home.com).
His viewing and funeral, followed by a reception, will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the funeral home in Chestertown, MD.
 He will be cremated and buried privately at a later date.

William J. Brown

William J. Brown, 75, of King George County passed away Monday, March 5, 2012 at his residence.
William’s arrangements will be private.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George is handling the arrangements.

Undine B. McElroy

Undine B. McElroy, 84, of Potomac Shores, VA, passed away at 1 p.m. Sunday March 4, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Undine was the loving wife of Stuart H. McElroy for 66 years. She was always herself, a gem of a person who never did an unkind thing to anyone or said an unkind word about anyone. She loved people and would talk to anyone around her. That’s what made her Undine. She is surely one of God’s newest angels.
She and Stuart spent most of their marriage enjoying boating. Through the years, they owned both sail boats and power boats and spent the summers cruising the Chesapeake Bay region.
In later years, when they gave up being boat owners, they became interested in dancing and traveled the country participating in National Conventions.
She is survived by her husband, Stuart H. McElroy; a daughter, Undine Sandra Hoyer and her husband, Robert Michael Hoyer of King George; and a grandson, Stuart C. Hoyer and his wife, Lindy T. Hoyer of Norfolk.
Undine was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Sallie Brown of Dahlgren and a brother, Vernon Brown.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9 at Dahlgren United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Oakland Baptist Cemetery, Owens.
Following the services, a reception will be held at the home of Bob and Sandy Hoyer.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - February 1, 2012

Saadet Hines

Saadet Hines, 51, of King George County passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Saadet was born in Adapazar, Turkey. She was a clothing designer, a member of King George Garden Club and Master Gardener Society.
She is survived by her husband, Chris W. Hines; three stepchildren, Christopher, Kyle, and Megan; her mother, Melek Cologlu of Turkey; and four brothers, Oktai Cologlu, Recai Cologlu, Orhan Cologlu and Osman Cologlu, all of Turkey.
A funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 28, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Saadet’s name to the charity of one’s choice.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Rachael R. Harrington

Rachael Rudacille Harrington, 96, of Montross, formerly of Front Royal, died Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Hidden Springs Senior Living in Bentonville. She was the wife of the late Clyde Lee Harrington.
Mrs. Harrington was born January 1, 1916, in Rappahannock Co., daughter of Edward E. Rudacille and Mariah Best Rudacille Moss.  
She was retired from the Food Service Division of the Arlington Public School System. She was a member of the Front Royal United Methodist Church having served in the Martha’s Circle. She was the oldest living member of the Front Royal Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Surviving are a daughter Joy Harrington Bishop of Montross; a sister Gloria Martin of South Boston; two grandsons David B. Bishop, Jr. of Payton, Colorado and Clyde W. Bishop of Pueblo, Colorado; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at the Front Royal United Methodist Church and was conducted by The Rev. Gary Heaton.
Entombment followed in Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Front Royal United Methodist Church, 1 West Main St., Front Royal, VA  22630.

Sally Huxtable Hammond

Sally Huxtable Hammond, 79, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at her daughter’s home.
Sally was born May 10, 1932, in Surrey, England, to the late Tom and Kit Redford.
She had retired from the Colonial Beach school system after a long career as a school secretary. She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach, and supported many ministries there. She also enjoyed time with the Methodist Church exercise group and her monthly card group.
Sally will be remembered for her kind heart, quick smile and contagious laugh. Her loving spirit is a legacy she leaves to all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her children, Thomas Huxtable (Johnna), of Virginia Beach and Catherine Jones (Brent), of Colonial Beach. Sally also had two grandchildren, Wesley Jones (Michelle), and Kayla Jones.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Sterling Huxtable, and Glenn Hammond.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, at the church.
Contributions may be made in her name to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Box 420, Colonial Beach, VA 22443; or to the Colonial Beach Fire and Rescue Squad, Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - February 29, 2012

Virginia M. Wilkes

Virginia M. Wilkes, 85, of Colonial Beach was called home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
Virginia was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wylie Wilkes, and her loving sister, Helen McMahan.
Virginia is survived by her son, Donald Wilkes Sr.
She was a loving grandmother to Ginny Phipps (Mark), and Donald Wilkes Jr. (Teresa); and beloved great-grandmother to Staci Phipps, Mark A. Phipps, Cynthia Wilkes, Amanda Wilkes and the late Victoria Wilkes.

Nena Ester Crouch

Nena Ester Crouch, 87, of King George County, formerly of Clifton, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Woodmont Nursing Center in Fredericksburg.
Mrs. Crouch was born July 31, 1924, in Arcola, a daughter of the late Mort and Nettie Ann Smith Byrne.
Survivors include her loving husband of 69 years, Harry R. Crouch; two children, H. Ray Crouch (Pam), of Spotsylvania and Lois Ann Deem (Jerry), of King George; one sister, Helen Downs; six grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Thursday, Feb. 23, at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas. Interment followed in Middleburg Memorial Cemetery, Middleburg.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 11240 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA, 22030.
Condolences may be sent to piercefh.com.

Rosa L. Hayes

Rosa L. Hayes, 83, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Forestville, MD.
A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 25, at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach. Interment was in Historyland Cemetery, King George.
Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, Warsaw, is handling the arrangements.
Jeffrey L. Blakley
Jeffrey L. Blakley, 51, of King George County passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.
Jeffrey was employed with Walmart at Ferry Farm and previously at the CVS Distribution Center. He was a member of Potomac Baptist Church in King George.
He is survived by two daughters, Heather M. and Katie L. Blakley, both of Spotsylvania County; his father, Thomas R. Blakley of King George; a brother, Gary T. Blakley (Shirley), of King George; and a grandson, Demari A. Coleman of Spotsylvania. Jeffrey was formerly married to Kimberly Blakley of Spotsylvania.
The family received friends at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A graveside service was held Saturday, Feb. 25, at Potomac Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

John Boniface III

John Boniface III, 46, of King George County passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.
John was a graduate of VMI. For the past 15 years, John was a certified building official for municipalities.
John is survived by his wife, Tamara Lynn Boniface of Nags Head, NC; a daughter, Abbe Boniface of Austin, TX, two sons, John “Beau” Boniface IV and Brooks Boniface, both of Austin; his father, John Boniface Jr. M.D. (Billie), of King George; his mother, Carole H. Boniface of Spotsylvania; and three sisters, Blaire Morris of Fredericksburg, Beth Boniface of Morristown, TN, and Barbara Harvey of Spotsylvania. He was predeceased by sister Rebecca Boniface.
Family and friends are welcome to attend John’s memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Ron Okrasinski officiating.
Donations may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Discretionary Fund, Box 420, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Myrtle Lillian Hynson Balderson

Myrtle Lillian Balderson, 89, of Montross (Flat Iron), widow of Leonard Balderson, passed away on February 27, at Farnham Manor where she had resided since February 2009.
A lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, she worked at Stratford Hall as a tour guide and also demonstrated spinning and weaving. She opened and operated “The Corner Store” at Lerty, a popular stopping spot for a homemade lunch and camping supplies.
Throughout her life, Myrtle was very self-sufficient. She was a prolific gardener with vegetables, fruits and flowers.
For years she found much enjoyment at the Colonial Beach Senior Center. She was fond of various crafts and was an avid reader. Myrtle was a member of Ephesus Christian Church.
She is survived by her devoted daughter Mary Frances Butler of Forestville, MD and the friends and neighbors whose lives she touched.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with funeral services at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Welch Funeral Home, Montross.
Pastor Wade Wilkins and Rev. Mark Anderson will officiate. Interment will be held at Ephesus Christian Church, Foneswood.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Ephesus Christian Church, P.O. Box 3, Foneswood, VA, 22572 or the Montross Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1174, Montross, VA, 22520.
Online condolences at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Barbara J. Huff

Barbara J. Huff, 74, of King George County, previously of Milton, Florida, passed from this life to eternal Glory on Sunday February 19, 2012.  
She resided with her son, Jerome Huff, and daughter-in-law, Judy.  
She leaves her other children: Gerard Huff (Denise) of Goochland, VA, Clifford Huff (Jodi) of Clio, MI, and Mary Ann Davis of Kansas.  
She is also survived by her mother: Irene R Goodrow, her sisters: Patricia Elliott (Mike), and Sister Rose Edward, CSC, her grandchildren: Mandy, Marissa, and Jason Huff; Emily Hooker (Sean), Sarah, and Alice Huff; Chris Geraci (Sarah), and Daniel (Audrey Geraci); Joe Huff; Larry and Haley Davis.
Barb was predeceased by: daughter, Jackie J (Mike) Geraci, husband, Arthur F Huff, and father, Clifford E Goodrow.
A memorial service will be held March 17, 2012 at 1 PM at the NDW Protestant Chapel at Dahlgren with interment being planned for July 13, 2012 at Flint Memorial Park in Mt. Morris, Michigan.

Jack Leonard London

Jack Leonard “Daddy Jack” London, 86 of Front Royal, Virginia, died Thursday, February 23, 2012, in a local nursing facility.
Mr. London was born in 1925 in Alexandria, VA, the son of the late Elias Alexander and Olga London.  He was a contractor in Virginia.  Mr. London was a graduate of George Washington High School.  He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific Fleet on the USS Massachusetts.
Surviving are two daughters, Sherri Lynn of Alexandria, Karen K. and husband, Scot of Front Royal; sons, Craig A London of Alexandria, Jack L. London and wife Andrea of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and sister, Bernice McDonald of Alexandria.
A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301. Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301. ATTN: Gift Processing or Alzheimer’s Association, P.O Box 96011, Washington D.C, 20090-6011.
 Please view obituaries and tribute wall at www.ompsfuneralhome.com.

Area Deaths - January 18, 2012

Norman Edward Stepney

Norman Edward Stepney, 71, of Port Royal passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Norman was born July 13, 1940, in King George and worked as a truck driver for more than 30 years.
He is survived by daughters, Brenda Cannon of Centreville, Janet Brown of Fredericksburg and Stephanie Stepney-Sciascia of King George; one son, Norman E. Stepney Jr. of San Bernardino, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Frye; his father, James Peyton; and daughter Maria Stepney.
There was a service Friday, Jan. 13, at the First Baptist Church of Ambar, King George, with the Rev. William Frye officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations be made to the Kidney Foundation or Mary Washington Hospice.
Online guest book is at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Penny B. Coleman

Penny B. Coleman, 69, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Coleman was a native of Fredericksburg and the daughter of the late Harold Doggett and Frances Snellings Brown. She was a graduate of James Monroe High School.
She was the widow of Carlton C. Coleman and was preceded in death by a brother, Sammy B. Brown.
Survivors include her two sons; Steven C. Coleman (Karen), of King George and Mark S. Coleman of Fredericksburg; and one sister, Lisabeth B. Graninger of Fredericksburg.
No memorial service is planned. Burial will be private.
Online condolences may be expressed to Penny’s family at foundandsons.com.

William H. Green, Jr.

William H. Green, Jr. of Tappahannock, VA, departed this life Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.
He is survived by his son, Leroy S. Green of Tappahannock, his daughter, Fay R. Nance of Millersville, MD, and one brother, James Henry Green of Spotsylvania.
The funeral service was held Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Supply. The Reverend Irvin Woolfolk, Pastor officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Elaine M. McCullough

Elaine M. McCullough, 68, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Elaine was born and raised in PA, and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in King George. She was a gentle soul who always saw the good in everyone and was happiest when she was helping others.
Elaine is survived by her husband of 42 years, John M. McCullough of the home; a daughter, Jane M. McCullough of San Diego, CA; two sons, John J. McCullough (Leslie), of King George and Michael G. McCullough (Rebekah), of Moorefield, WV ; and three grandchildren, Isabel and Olivia of King George and Aubrey of Moorefield.
The funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 15, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Terry Naumann officiating.
Interment was Monday, Jan. 16, in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Patsy Young Hawker

Patsy Young “Pat” Hawker, 77, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at her home.
Mrs. Hawker had retired from Central Fidelity Bank, originally Rappahannock Savings and Loan. She was the daughter of the late William D. and Katherine McGhee Young and was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Evans Niemann.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne D. Hawker; her two sons, Marc S. Pritchett (Barbara), of Juneau, AK, and Craig A. Pritchett (Lillian), of Spotsylvania County; two stepsons, Darren M. Hawker (Tonya), of Mechanicsville and Mark S. Hawker (Kelly), of Richmond; her brother, William D. Young Jr. of Waldorf, Md.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her very close friends Grady and Terry Stout of Fredericksburg and Bob and Suzanne Marshall of King George County.
The family received friends Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Alice Gertrude Zorn

Alice Gertrude Zorn, 86, of King George County passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Zorn was a member of Two Rivers Baptist Church and sang in its choir.
Survivors include her son, Reggie Zorn (Debbie); her daughter, Karen Smith (Casey); her sisters, Burnley “Sparky” Grady and Grace Shelton; her grandchildren, Reggie “Sport” Zorn (Sally), Danny Good (Deanna), Mark Good (Kristin), Kimberly Perkins (Tom), John Burgess (Bridget), Zachary Zorn and Kelli Zorn; 17 great-grandchildren; her caregivers, Tenessa Shank, Cherika Cole and Vivian Shank; and her dog, Max.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Coleman Zorn, and her brothers, William J. Fines, Vernon Reed Fines and Kenneth Hall “Jim” Fines.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens,
Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Thomas “Wayne” Garnett

Thomas “Wayne” Garnett, 62, of King George County passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.
Wayne was a graduate of King George High School (1968) and joined the United States Air Force shortly after. He was a Vietnam War veteran and worked as a construction worker in Louisiana before returning to King George where he continued to work construction.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Charles and Elizabeth Garnett.  
Wayne is survived by a brother, John F. Garnett (Vickie), of King George; two sisters, Gloria Burrell (Buddy), of King George, and Laura Sumner of Orlando, FL; one aunt, Virgie Farmer of Fredericksburg;   two uncles, Aubrey Green and Kelly Green both of King George; four nieces and four nephews; five great nieces and six great nephews; family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. A private burial will be held at a later date.
Contributions can be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 3103, 2701 Princess Anne St , Fredericksburg , VA, 22401 .
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Edna L. Bredland

Edna L. Bredland, 89, died Wednesday, January 12, 2012 in Silver Spring, MD. She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph Andrew Bredland and her granddaughter, Tammy Murray.
Born in Missouri, she graduated from business school, moved to Washington DC and worked at the Department of war. She married and spent the remainder of her life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her son Bruce Bredland (Kathy), of Laurel, MD; her daughter, Drue Murray, of Colonial Beach, VA; grandchildren, Patrick (Alice), Colleen (Andrew), Daniel (Maureen), Sarah and Christopher (Nichol); and great grandchildren, Suzanna, Hailey, Cadence, Samuel, and Alexana.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Riderwood, Oak Grove, 3160 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20904. The inurnment service at Arlington National Cemetery will be scheduled for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in her name to the American Cancer Society or Montgomery County Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive Suite 100 Rockville, MD. 20850.

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