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Beatrice Ann Zimba

Beatrice Ann “Judy” Zimba passed away at her home in King George County, on Oct. 23, 2012.
Judy was born on Nov. 16, 1943, in Fredericksburg to George S. and Mabel F. Taylor Graninger.
Judy was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the American Legion and the Moose Women’s Club. She spent many years caring for children as a child care provider and hosting neighborhood holiday events.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed country music, fishing, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.
Survivors include her fiance, Walter Shelton of King George; two sons, Jesse Robinson of Battleground, WA, and Chuck Burchell (Tiffany), of Stafford County; a daughter, Teresa Crouch (Dale), of Kilmarnock; five grandchildren, Daniel, Gina, Chance, Alyssa and Briana; and one brother, John Graninger of Dearborn, MI.
A private graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Fredericksburg.
Online condolences may be made at laurelhillfuneralhome.com.

Joseph K. Weedon

Joseph K. Weedon, 82, of King George County passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in King George, Mr. Weedon served four years in the Army with Company C 407 Engineer Battalion in Alaska during the Korean War. Joe had retired from Lebanon Chemical Company after 30 years of service.
He is survived by a sister, Eva Honeycutt of Birmingham, Al.; a brother, Jerome Weedon of Richmond; his special nephew, James Weedon and his wife, Theresa and their children, Joshua Weedon, Katherine Wilson (Justin), all of King George who were his caregivers for the past four years.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 28 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. The service will begin at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Warnick officiating at the funeral home. Interment will be held in Quantico National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, 8122 Kings Highway, King George, VA, 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

George Ray Chappell

George Ray Chappell, 57, of King George County died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Chappell was an Air Force veteran and had worked at Wilson Bros. Inc. He was proud of his Native American heritage and loved to read.
Survivors include his sons, Jeremy Chappell (Danielle), and Joshua Chappell (Sarah), all of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his grandsons, Grayson and Josh; his granddaughters, Caydence, Teresa and Evelynn; his sisters, Linda Sullivan and Nancy Madison of Fredericksburg, Carolyn Lumpkin of King George, Diana McQueen of Port Royal and Donna Chappell of Harrisonburg; and brothers John R. Chappell of Spotsylvania County, David E. Chappell of AL and Kenneth D. Chappell, Joseph A. Chappell, Stephen W. Chappell and Frank S. Chappell, all of Spotsylvania. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, Nancy Chappell Knable; his former wife, Teresa Chappell Hafner; and brother James “Butch” Chappell.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; or Hospice of Virginia, 50 N. Laura St., Suite 1800, Jacksonville, FL, 32202.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

James Thomas Anderson

James Thomas “Jimbo” Anderson, 66, of Spotsylvania County, and most recently of King George County, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at his home.
Jimbo was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His greatest joys were nurturing, giving and taking care of his family. James was a member of Chancellor Baptist Church and had retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
He leaves to mourn, his beloved wife of 43 years, Vickie Wood Anderson; son James Christopher Anderson (Michele) of Fredericksburg; daughter Heather Dawn Simmons (Robert) of Port Royal; and four grandsons, Austin, Alex, Zachary and Kingston.
He is also survived by one sister, Nancy Gail Hall of Staunton; two nephews; and many devoted friends and family.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Chancellor Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Flowers will be received or memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at jdrf .org/centralvirginia.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

James Michael Bumbry

James Michael “Big Mike” Bumbry Sr. of King George County, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mike was the assistant manager and a member of the Harmonies of Faith Quartet. He was past worshipful master of King George Masonic Lodge 314, past commander and chief consistery at Lodge 346, Fredericksburg, and past potentate Magnus Temple 3 in Alexandria.
He leaves his wife, LaVerne Bumbry of King George; two sons, James Michael Bumbry Jr. of King George and Bryan F. Williams of Woodbridge; two daughters, Regina Lewis of King George and Christel Ebony Norwood of Suitland, MD; four grandchildren; two sisters, Jocelyn Bumbry Mitchell of Fort Washington, MD, and Charlotte Brumbry Foote (Wycliffe), of Aquasco, MD; and two brothers, Rayfield Paul Bumbry Sr. of King George and Frederick C. Bumbry of Surfside, SC.
A service was held Monday, Oct. 22 at Little Ark Baptist Church, Owens, with the Rev. Larry Robinson officiating. Burial was in church cemetery.
Online guest book available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Doris Estell Morgan

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

Harry Redmon Crouch

Harry Redmon Crouch, 91, of King George County, formerly of Clifton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Crouch was born June 6, 1921, in Clifton, son of the late Ralph S. and Ollie Mae (Smith) Crouch.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served his country in World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 8469, Fairfax Station. He loved baseball, bowling and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nena E. Crouch.
Survivors include two children, H. Ray Crouch (Pam) of Spotsylvania County, and Lois Ann Deem (Jerry) of King George; six grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Pierce Funeral Home, in Manassas. Interment followed in Middleburg Cemetery, Middleburg.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions in his name to VFW Post 8469, 5703 Vogue Road, Fairfax Station, VA, 22039.
Condolences may be sent to piercefh.com.

Area Deaths - October 17, 2012

 

Ferman Dixon

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

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

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

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

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

Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Joseph James McGlade, Jr.

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

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

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

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

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Michael Burrell

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

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

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

Russell Bryan Canter

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

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

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

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

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

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Craig Bryan Schleigh

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

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

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

Mr. Schleigh was also an Eagle Scout.

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

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

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

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

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Dennis C. Bowling

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

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

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

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

Charles Raymond McGuin

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

Raymond was born in Fairfax to Pearl and Robert McGuin. 

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

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

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

 

Columbia Hortense Reamy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

George Delany Tabler

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

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

Eugene Raymond Rupard

Eugene Raymond Rupard, 90, of Fairview Beach in King George County passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at his residence.
Eugene was born in Konnarock on July 29, 1922. He retired as a home builder.
He is survived by three daughters, Brenda Imperato of Shippensburg, PA; and Jeannette Lufsey and Sandi O’Toole, both of King George; 10 grandchildren including Tammy Barlow of Stafford; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Rupard, and his daughter, Barbara Hart.
The family received friends Sunday, Oct. 21, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Eugene’s funeral was held Monday, Oct. 22, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Allensworth officiating.
Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Donations may be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - October 10, 2012

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

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

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

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

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


Donald Ray Warner, Sr. 

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

Bettie Harmon

Bettie Harmon, 72, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Waldorf, MD, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at home.
A service was held Saturday, Oct. 20 at Raymond Funeral Home, LaPlata, MD.
Burial was Monday, Oct. 22, at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf.

Area Deaths - October 3, 2012

 

Mary E. White

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

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

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

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

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

 

Tevin L. Jones

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

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

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

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

 

Catherine Hutt O’Bier

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

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

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

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

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

An online guest book is available at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Anne Watts Hart

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

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

Services are pending.

M. Janice Groves

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

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

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

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

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

Online guestbook is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Ellen Elizabeth Walters Yeakle

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

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

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

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

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

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Brandon Dean Huffman

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

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

Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg is handling the arrangements.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Barbara Jean Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

All services will be private. 

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

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

Edna Lucas

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

Area Deaths - September 26, 2012

Vivian M. Preston

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Harrison Young

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

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

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

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

Online condolences may be made to washingtonfh.com.

Vernard Winslow

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

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

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

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

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Diana Lynn Taft

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

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

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

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

Diana’s services will be private.

Christopher Patrick McDaniel

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

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

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

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

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Curtis Jones Knotts

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

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