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Area Deaths - December 14, 2011

Gary E. Stepp

Gary E. Stepp, 77, of Westmoreland County died peacefully at his home on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.
For the past 22 years he was the owner of Stepp’s Harbor View Marina on Mattox Creek in Westmoreland County. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot. After leaving the Air Force, he had a long career with Westinghouse Electric in Pittsburgh, PA. After retiring from Westinghouse, he moved to Westmoreland, where he bought and operated his lifelong dream, a family-owned and -operated marina for recreational boating, which combined the three great loves of his life, his family, the water and boats.
Gary is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 57 years, Helen G. Stepp; his son, Bryan K. Stepp of Westmoreland, who now manages and operates the family marina; his daughter, Valerie Stepp of King George; his daughter-in-law, Paula Stepp of Westmoreland; his three grandchildren, Andrew Stepp of Westmoreland, Laura Stepp of Richmond and Megan Stepp of Westmoreland; and his sister, Gayle Kramer Allen of Powell, OH.
He was predeceased by his son-in-law, John E. Tyler Jr.
A service to celebrate Gary’s life was held Saturday, Dec. 10, at The Presbyterian Church on Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg.
Donations be made in Gary’s name to the American Heart Association.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

John Francis Burgess

John Francis “Mutt” Burgess, 87, of King George County died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
John was a World War II veteran, and had retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center and from his second job as an auto mechanic, but he continued his love of growing roses.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Burgess, and brothers Clayton Burgess, George Burgess and Roland Burgess.
Survivors include sisters Lucille Forest of Townsend, MA, Margaret Bailey of San Diego, CA; brother Claude Burgess of Crewe; son Thomas Burgess (Patty), of Dahlgren; daughter Susan Horman (Roger), of King George; and grandchildren Michael Burgess (Katie), of Charlotte, N.C., and Stephen Burgess of Roanoke.
The family received friends at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A graveside service was held Saturday, Dec. 10, at Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to Dahlgren United Methodist Church, Box 1797, Dahlgren, VA, 22448.

Robert Rudoph Gordon

Robert Rudolph “Dickie” Gordon, 76, of Warsaw departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.
Dickie had retired from the U.S. Army, having served his country for 21 years, four months and 14 days. He also retired from the Tappahannock Police Department after 14 years of service.
He devoted 24 years to the Richmond County Little League and was one of the charter members. He was the first African-American chief umpire and on the board of directors of the league.
He is survived by his wife, Dora Vaughan Gordon; four children Wanda Henderson (Tyrone), Derrick Gordon (Lisa), James Gordon (Alice), and Crystal Bailey (Rahsaan); three sisters, Delma Arthur (James), Princess Arthur and Alice Yvonne Lacey; and one brother, George Stanley Crawley.
Visitation was held Saturday, Dec. 10, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd.
A memorial service was held at Good Hope Baptist Church, Dunnsville.
A funeral was held Sunday, Dec. 11, at Good Hope Baptist Church, Dunnsville, with the Rev. Bill Williams, pastor, officiating and Minister James Gordon as eulogist. Interment will be in the church cemetery with full military rites.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Good Hope Baptist Church, Dunnsville, Va.
Online condolences are at washingtonfh.com.

Donald P. Raines

Donald P. Raines, 74, of King George County died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He is survived by three sons, Robert D., Don and Chris Raines; one daughter, Hope Raines; and one sister, Mary Hylton.
A viewing was held Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. A graveside service followed in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.
An online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

James Rufus Oliff

James Rufus Oliff, 94, of Montross died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.
Mr. Oliff was a World War II Army veteran and a retired auto body repairman.
Mr. Oliff is survived by his wife, Dora A. Oliff; his daughter, Diane O. Michael of Crofton, MD; his granddaughter, Ashley Michael; two sisters, Altha Parr of Charlottesville and Mary Sanford of Colonial Beach; and two brothers, Charlie Oliff of Montross and William Oliff of Upper Marlboro, MD.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Ephesus Christian Church, Foneswood, with interment in the church cemetery.
The family received friends Monday, Dec. 12, at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel, 17546 Kings Highway, Montross.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ephesus Christian Church, Box 3, Foneswood, VA, 22461.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Area Deaths - December 7, 2011

John Edward Wood

John Edward Wood, 52, of King George County passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at home.
John was a computer analyst and a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Yvette Wood; two sisters, Loretta Wood Staples and Mary Ellen Tippett; a brother, Billy Joe Wood Jr.; and three nieces, Chris, Ashley and Jenny.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 3, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Randy Allensworth officiating.
Burial will be private.
Donations may be made to Medi Hospice, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 150, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Muscoe Russell H. Garnett

Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett Jr., 68, of “Elmwood Farm,” Loretto, died peacefully at his residence on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011.
Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett and Helene Wallace Garnett. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Agnes Wallace Garnett Leary and James Mercer Garnett.
Muscoe grew up in New York City, graduated from Trinity School and attended McGill College. After school, he moved to Richmond, where he began his career in insurance. While in Richmond he met his wife, Roberta, and in 1979, moved with her and their two children, Madeline and Muscoe, to Elmwood, which was the summer home of his youth.
Muscoe continued to practice insurance in Fredericksburg and was active in his local community. He served on the vestry at Vauter’s Episcopal Church and was a former board member of Aylett Country Day School and St. Margaret’s School. Muscoe was influential in the fundraising for and formation of Tappahannock Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 in Loretto. He was dedicated to the preservation of farm land and was instrumental in the founding of the Essex County Countryside Alliance. Muscoe was also a longstanding member of the Society of The Cincinnati, Sons of the Revolution and the Commonwealth Club.
Muscoe is survived by his wife, Roberta Thompson Garnett; his daughter, Madeline Garnett Foresman and her husband, David Lee Foresman, of Alexandria; his son, Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett III and his wife, Helen Mundin Garnett, of Richmond; four grandchildren, David Lee Foresman Jr., Eleanor Hunter Foresman, Henry Garnett Foresman and Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett IV; one sister, Anne Garnett Boenning of Gladwyn, Pa.; one brother, Stephen Hunter Garnett of Jamestown, R.I.; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Vauter’s Episcopal Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Elmwood.
Memorials may be made to Vauter’s Episcopal Church, Box 154, Champlain, VA, 22438; or the Tappahannock Volunteer Rescue Squad, Box 583, Tappahannock, VA, 22560.
Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock, is handling arrangements.

Albert Ericksbon, Jr.

Albert Erickson Jr., 93, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center in Colonial Beach.
Albert graduated from MIT in 1941, with a master’s degree in chemical engineering. He retired from the U.S. government Naval Sea Systems Command. Albert was a member of the American Chemical Society and American Stamp Collectors.
Albert is survived by a daughter, Patricia Erickson of Lovettsville; a son, Richard Erickson and his wife, Susan, of Belle Vernon, PA; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie O. Erickson.
A funeral was held Thursday, Dec. 1, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove. Interment followed at Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Donations may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8096 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove, VA, 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Jay Harold Fowler, Sr.

Jay Harold Fowler Sr., 72, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital surrounded by his family.
Jay was born Dec. 7, 1938, to Nelson and Lizzie Mae Fowler of Gaffney, SC. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 15 years. After retiring he enjoyed working as an electrician. In his free time he loved coaching his children in sports, bowling, playing horseshoes and spending time out on his boat fishing.
Jay is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gloria; son Wayne (Dianne) of King George; daughter-in-law Barbara of Dale City; grandchildren Jessie Coldwell (Willie), Brittany Fowler, Brooke Fowler, Felicia Cheek (Jeff), Ariana Cook (Kevin) , Espree Fowler, Mariah Fowler, Christian Fowler and Nelson Fowler; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Shirley McDaniel; and son Jay H. Fowler Jr.
The funeral was held Friday, Dec. 2, at Round Hill Baptist Church, King George. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Rev. Joseph E. Toliver

The Rev. Joseph E. Toliver, 91, of King George County passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg.
Pastor Toliver had served as pastor emeritus of Mulberry Baptist Church in Emerton, Zion Baptist Church in Chance and New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Caret.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Toliver of King George; two sons, Joseph E. Toliver Jr. (Dorothy) of Huber Heights, OH, and George T. Toliver of Myrtle Beach, SC; three daughters, Agatha T. Coleman (Edward) of Staunton, Jacqueline T. Hines (Paul) of Fort Washington, MD, and Ramona Toliver of Los Angeles, CA; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three stepsons, Antonio H. Lewis Sr. of Jacksonville, FL, and Mario V. Lewis (Carolyn) and Carlos H. Lewis (Peggy), all of Tappahannock; two stepdaughters, Detria M. McCallum (John) of Teaneck, NJ, and Imore M. Long (Roderick) of New Rochelle, NY; and five stepgrandchildren.
He was a life member of the Dahlgren Rescue Squad. He was a charter member and past president of the local NAACP Chapter. He served King George as a School Board and social services board member and as local chapter AARP president.
As a freedom fighter he was instrumental in the building of the Ralph Bunche High School in King George. He was a county school bus driver. He was also a past master and treasurer of King George Lodge 314, Prince Hall Affiliate, and was a past patron of Guiding Star 216, Order of the Eastern Star PHA.
A viewing was held Friday, Dec. 2, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. The family also received friends at Antioch Baptist Church, in King George, VA 22485 and Essex High School in Tappahannock, VA.
A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 3, at Essex High School, with Dr. Larry Finch as eulogist and the Rev. Lester Harvey officiating. Burial was in Salem Baptist Church cemetery, King George.
Donations may be made to United Parkinson Foundation, 360 West Superior St., Chicago, IL, 60610.

Clara L. Pugh

Clara L. Pugh, 78, of Champlain departed this life Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in a Fredricksburg hospital.
She is survived by her husband, John L. Pugh; three daughters, Martha Newman of King George, Barbara Ann Campbell of Tappahannock and Florine Brown of Fredericksburg; two sons, Craig Parson of Colonial Beach and John E. Pugh of Warsaw; and sister Maggie Johnson and brother Fred Reynolds, both of Hustle.
A visitation was held Friday, Dec. 2, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock.
A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 3, at Antioch Baptist Church, Champlain, with the Rev. Danial Goodall, pastor, officiating. The interment will be in the church cemetery.
Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock, is handling the arrangements.

Cassandra Faye Bourne

Cassandra Faye Bourne, 61, of King George County passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Cassandra was a dedicated mother, loving grandmother and friend.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Cassandra is survived by a daughter, Cathy Hoffman (Paul), of King George; four sons, Arthur Bourne Jr. (Melissa), of Essex County, and Dennis (Anita), Tony (Terri), and youngest son, Michael Bourne, all of King George; her mother, Geraldine Shelton of King George; and two brothers, James Shelton and Walter Shelton Jr., both of King George; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Monday, Dec. 5, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel.
Interment followed in Historyland Cemetery, King George.
Online condolences may be expressed at foundandsons.com.

Marion Margaret Righter

Marion Margaret Righter, 39, of Colonial Beach winged her flight from this mortal realm on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2011.
Born Sept. 13, 1972, in Richmond, Marion left behind a loving family and close circle of friends.
Marion grew up in Rappahannock County and Virginia Beach.
At heart Marion was an artist, which was reflected in her career as an interior designer in Savannah, GA, and antiques shop owner in Atlanta.
Mourning her passing are her parents, Margaret and Richard Racine of Colonial Beach; her younger sister and dearest friend, Emily Righter Isenberg (Ethan), of Richmond; and her close companion, Charlie Harris of Colonial Beach. Other survivors include her maternal grandmother, Esther D. Dunlap; aunts Katherine Orlins and Carol Dunlap Scruggs of Northern Virginia; paternal grandmother Barbara Racine of Colonial Beach; and cousins Melanie Orlins of North Dakota and Andrew and Bryant Scruggs and her uncle, Michael Scruggs, of Northern Virginia.
A memorial celebration of her life was held on Monday, Dec. 5, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Colonial Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westmoreland County Animal Shelter; or St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Box 420, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443
Internment will be at St. Mary’s Columbarium at a later date.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Ronald Carroll Walsh, Sr.

Ronald Carroll Walsh, Sr., 64, of Colonial Beach, passed away on December 4, 2011.
He was retired from Facilities Management Division in Fairfax County.
He is survived by two sons, Ronald C. Walsh, Jr. (Terry), and Scott R. Walsh, all of Colonial Beach and a daughter Ashley P. Walsh of Annandale, VA, two brothers, Herbert W. Walsh, Jr. (Marilyn), of Garrisonville, and Larry M. Walsh (Pam), of Montross. He is also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel with Pastor Wade Wilkins officiating.
Interment will be in Currioman Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Ronald Walsh, Jr., Scott Walsh, Larry Walsh, Herbert W. Walsh, Jr., Adam Walsh and Shawn Walsh.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 845 3rd Ave., 6th Fl., New York, NY 10022..
Online condolences at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Charlotte Dyer Boran

Charlotte Dyer Boran, 96, passed away on December 2, 2011, at the Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart, VA.  
Mrs. Boran was born and raised in Alexandria, VA, where she met and married her late husband, Roland Joseph Boran.  
They raised three sons there and retired to Colonial Beach, VA, in 1975.  There she became a devoted member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.  Her wit, charm, and sparkling personality won her countless friends in the Colonial Beach community.
She is survived by her three sons, Edgar Louis (Kathleen) of Spring, TX; Roland Michael (Christine) of Woolwine, VA; and Paul David (companion Diana) of Woodstock, VA, and a sister, Bette Dyer Walling, of Banning, CA.  
She is also survived by nine grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren, all of whom loved their “Sharlie” very deeply.  
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 12 Lossing Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia.

Area Deaths - November 30, 2011

Andrew Rolf Dabbs

Andrew Rolf “Andy” Dabbs, 34, of Westmoreland County died suddenly at home on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
Born April 19, 1977, in Washington, DC, Andy was employed as an operations research analyst for NSWC Dahlgren, in support of our warfighters around the globe. Through the years, he served his community as a firefighter in positions that included president, captain 2A and chief 2A. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Andy was always willing to help his fellow citizens and community.
He loved his Harley Firefighter Edition motorcycle and his beloved canine friend, Enapy. He was an avid Redskins fan and his friends loved his cooking.
He was a 1995 graduate of King George High School and of Longwood College with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
He is survived by, and will be sadly missed by, his father, Larry Dabbs of Glen Allen; mother Glyndon Dabbs of Dahlgren; his brother and best friend, Eric Dabbs of Dahlgren; uncle and aunt Jerry and Dottie Hudson of Johnstown, Pa; special companion Diane King of Westmoreland Shores; and other family and friends.
Andy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Mildred Dabbs and Rolf and Charlotte Hudson.
The family received friends Monday, Nov. 28, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, in King George.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Dahlgren United Methodist Church in Dahlgren.  Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Memorial donations may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, VA, 22485; or Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Wesley Braewood Childress

Wesley Braewood Childress, 35, completed his earthly journey on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home in Gloucester, with his wife by his side.
Wesley grew up in Stafford County and graduated from Stafford High School. Wes found his calling in service to his country in the U.S. Air Force and the Virginia Air National Guard at Langley AFB. Master Sgt. Wesley Childress traveled the U.S. and parts of the world working on F-15s, F-16s and F-22s.
Wes became a friend to all he met. He loved many outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing and riding his motorcycle. Wes could have fun in just the simple things in life.
May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him including his beloved dogs, Harley and Efes.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James W. Childress; aunt Judith L. Childress; and sister Jennifer L. Childress.
Wesley is survived by his wife, Kelley McDonough Childress of Gloucester; his parents, Carolyn and William Childress of King George County; brothers Ryan W. Childress and friend Melina Eaken of Culpeper and Benjamin H. Childress (Elizabeth); nephew Aadan of Spotsylvania County; grandmother Louise B. Childress of King George; maternal grandparents Myrtle and Clifton A. Synan of Caroline County; mother- and father-in-law Marie and Michael McDonough of Philadelphia,PA; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Providence Baptist Church, Hayes,VA.
The family will receive friends at the home of Wesley’s parents in King George from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 (Call 540/809-7151 for more information).
Thanks to all family and friends for the support and love given to Wesley and his family.
Special thanks to the surgeons, oncologists, nurses and staff of the Williamsburg Sentara VOA; officers and enlisted members of the 192 Fighter Wing; and the Brothers of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club for the kindness, support and love they have given to Wes “CHILI” and his family.
In memory of Wes, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Mrs. G. Edward Mowry, 7274 Joseph Lewis Road, Hayes, VA, 23072.
Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point, is handling arrangements.

William Michael Finn

William Michael Finn, 56, of King George County passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.
He is survived by a son, Jason Sanders; one grandson; and four siblings, Olivia Finn, John Finn, Barney Finn, and Helen Annette Finn.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

James Thomas Hussey

James Thomas Hussey, 69, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Carriage Hill Memory Lane in Fredericksburg.
He was born in Washington, DC, on May 10, 1942, a son of the late Elmer Q. and Dorothy Rhine Hussey.
James worked as a tile setter for John King Tile Inc. He also worked for many years as a skilled carpenter and craftsman, a trade he learned from his father. His hands were weather-worn, and he will be remembered for the many homes, custom cabinets and other beautiful things that were built with his skills. He had a great love for pets, and always had a husky, his best friend.
He was united in marriage on Sept. 14, 1962, to Nancy E.M. Connelly, who preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2003.
He is survived by four children, James W. Hussey, Nanette Pickeral(John R.) Pomfret, MD, Russell E. Hussey of Milford and Keith Hussey (Thuy Minh Thu) of Colonial Beach; two brothers, Richard Lee Hussey and William A. Hussey; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 26, at Briery Branch Church of the Brethren, Dayton, VA, with Pastor Randy Cosner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pet Harbor Rescue, Box 73, Bowling Green, Va. 22427.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at johnsonfs.com.

Robert Eugene Pounds

Robert Eugene “Bob” Pounds, 80, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., formerly of Dahlgren, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Bob retired as an accountant with the U.S. government. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the American Legion and Elks Lodge and a proud graduate of the University of Richmond.
He is survived by a son, Todd K. Pounds (Patti) of Annapolis, MD; sister Audrey Morrison of King George; brother Raymond Warren Pounds of Florida; and two grandsons, Michael and Kevin.
The family received friends Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, where the service was held. Burial will be private.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Jay Harold Fowler, Sr.

Jay Harold Fowler Sr. passed away Monday, November 28, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital surrounded by his family.
Jay was born December 7, 1938 to Nelson and Lizzie Mae Fowler of Gaffney, SC. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 15 years. After retiring he enjoyed working as an electrician. In his free time he loved coaching his children in sports, bowling, playing horse shoes, spending time out on his boat fishing.
Jay is survived by his wife of 50 years Gloria, son Wayne (Dianne) of King George, Daughter-in-law Barbara of Dale City, grandchildren Jessie Coldwell (Willie), Brittany Fowler, Brooke Fowler, Felicia Cheek (Jeff), Ariana Cook (Kevin), Espree Fowler, Mariah Fowler, Christian Fowler, and Nelson Fowler, and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Shirley McDaniel, and his son Jay H. Fowler Jr.
The family will receive friends Thursday, December 1, at Nash and Slaw in Colonial Beach from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held Friday, December 2 at 11 a.m. at Round Hill Baptist Church.
Interment will follow at Historyland Memorial Park.

Area Deaths - November 23, 2011

Denise Lynn Tucker Petree

Denise Lynn Tucker Petree, 49, of Sandston, VA, passed away November 12, 2011, in Richmond.  
She was the Manager of Clinical Research for Alliance Research Group in Richmond.
Denise was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Lee Petree. She was the daughter of Peggy Lawler Tucker and the late Donald Tucker, both of Colonial Beach.
Besides her mother, she is survived by a sister Constance Tucker Kennedy (Bruce) of Ruther Glen; a brother David Tucker (Cindy) of Colonial Beach; her nephew Michael Abner of San Francisco, CA; and her niece Christina Tucker of Churchville, NY.
Burial will be private.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the animal rescue organization of your choice.

William E. Dillon

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather, William E. “Mickey” Dillon, 73, of Spotsylvania County, surrounded by his loved ones on Nov. 17, 2011, at VCU Medical Center in Richmond.
William was affectionately known to most as Mickey.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Evelyn Rodgers Dillon; his daughters, Tammy Peck (Eddie), Tina Gabbard and her fiance, Michael, and Teri Dillon and her fiance, Adam; 12 grandchildren, including Tylor Dillon, whom he raised; one great-granddaughter; and a special niece who looked up to Mickey as her own father, Virginia Carol Fines. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Carneal of Spotsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, Gusty and Sadie Dillon of King George County, where he grew up and graduated from King George High School. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.
Mickey retired from Quantico in 1996, but had worked most of his life for United Van Lines, Hilldrup Transfer & Storage.
The family received friends Monday, Nov. 21, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service was held Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the funeral home chapel. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Thomas J. Blankenbaker, Shane Margrave, Ricky Blankenbaker, Ralph Williams, Adam Mills and Michael Fizer, and honorary pallbearers will be Charles Loving, Jeff Branham and William “Butch” Williams.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

John F. Donley

John F. “Jeff” Donley, 86, of Colonial Beach died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Jeff was born June 7, 1925, in Bryan, Ohio, to James and Nora Donley.
He lived for most of his life in Vienna and moved to Colonial Beach in 2003.
He was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy in the submarine service.
He worked for most of his adult life as a sound engineer for NBC, including time with the White House press during the Carter and Reagan administrations. He served as vice president of the NABET Union, and was an active member of the Democratic Party.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary Wheaton Donley; his four children, John Donley (Elizabeth), Jim Donley (Debbie), Jeff Donley (Tracey), and Lori Petterson (Dennis); 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - November 16, 2011

Walter G. Pierce

Walter G. “Watermelon” Pierce, 49, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at VCU Medical Center, Richmond.
Survivors include his wife, Renita; his mother, Rose Jeannette Pierce; three sons, James Johnson, Alonzo Smith and Walter Johnson; two daughters, Latoya King and Mataya Johnson; five brothers, Otis Johnson, retired Sgt. 1st Class Rydell Pierce, Lewis Johnson, William Pierce and Randolph Brown; seven sisters, Selinda Owens, Evelyn McDowney, Laura Quarterman, Ross Ann Bumbrey, Stella Campbell, Angela Newman and Staff Sgt. Lecola Pierce.
A viewing was held Thursday, Nov. 10, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
The service was held Friday, Nov. 11, at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. David Cunningham officiating.
Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Online guest book is at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Robert Lawrence Brown

Robert Lawrence Brown, 89, of King George County passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg.

Parran David Abell

Parran David “P. D.” Abell, 53, of King George County passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at his home.
Born Jan. 22, 1958, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Mary E. “Nancy” Abell of Indian Head, MD, and the late Parran C. Abell.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Terry; one son, Jason Elliot; three daughters, Kelsy Leigh, Elyse Cecil and Aldyn Frances; two sisters, Patti Belknap (Dale), of Charlotte Hall, MD, and Joni Settle and her husband, Wayne, of LaPlata, MD; and many nieces and nephews.
Raised in Indian Head, P. D.  graduated from Lackey High School in 1976. P. D. owned and operated his own construction business throughout his career.
As a skilled carpenter and mason, he used his talents to frame residential homes throughout Southern Maryland before moving to King George, where he built custom homes.
Married for 27 years, he was a loving family man who enjoyed being outdoors, working on his farm and hunting.
The family received friends Sunday, Nov. 13, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George. A funeral was held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, King George, Monday, Nov. 14, followed by burial at the family property.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Jesse B. Beverly

Jesse B. Beverly, 46, of Ruther Glen, formerly of King George County, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital. The date of death was incorrect in the earlier obituary. Cedell Brooks Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Diane Connelly Hunt

Diane Connelly Hunt, 49, of King George County passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at MCV Hospital in Richmond.
Born March 7, 1962, in Fredericksburg, she was the wife of Ronald B. Hunt and the daughter of the late Marion P. Connelly Jr. and Mary Connelly.
In addition to her husband, Ronny, she is survived by her three sons, David, Matthew and Stephen Hunt of King George; her mother, Mary Connelly of Dahlgren; and her sisters, Debbie Gitlin of Stafford County and Brenda Hastings of King George.
Raised in King George, she graduated from Mary Washington College with degrees in math and physics. She was employed with URS at Dahlgren.
Married for almost 27 years, she was a wonderful, loving and caring wife and mother to her family.
She was very active with the community and church. She loved playing the piano, and played for a gospel quartet and as pianist for Oakland Baptist Church since the sixth grade. She was also a member of the Praise Team at Oakland.
Diane was always found wherever her boys were, whether it was at the baseball field, swimming pool, cross country field or keeping track of them at school.
She will be greatly missed and remembered by her family and friends.
The family received friends from Saturday, Nov. 12, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. A funeral was held Monday, Nov. 14, at Oakland Baptist Church, King George, with burial following in Oakland Baptist Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oakland Baptist Church, 5520 James Madison Parkway, King George, Va. 22485; or to a college fund to be set up for the boys.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Francis Taylor, IV

Francis “Bucky” Taylor IV, 72, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Hagerstown, MD, Bucky retired from NSWC Dahlgren as an electronics technician after 36 years.
Bucky is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 24 years, Jean E. Taylor; a stepson, Jimmy Ferrell (Lori); two grandsons, Matthew and Christopher Ferrell; a granddaughter, Jamie Whitaker; two sisters, Sandra Fox and Sharon Totman; an aunt, Jean York; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Genevieve and Francis Taylor III; and a son, Francis Taylor V.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Grace United Methodist Church cemetery, Rollins Fork, with the Rev. Tom Jennings officiating.
Donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Box 608, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

J. Clifford Hutt

J. Clifford Hutt, age 91, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at his home in Nomini Grove, VA.
The family will receive guests at Welch Funeral Home, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Nomini Grove, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Daniel O. Teyhen

Daniel O. Teyhen, 71, of King George County passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Mary Washington Hospital.  His death was the result of a recent stroke.
He is survived by daughter Kim Jones, and sons Gary Teyhen, Michael Teyhen, and Daniel P. Teyhen; stepson Dean Hoagland; and grandchildren, Christopher, Robert, Matthew, Ashley, Samantha, John Patrick, Joseph, Danielle; and step-granddaughter Kirstyn.
Originally from  Hunderton County, New Jersey, Dan lived and worked in King George area for many years. He was self-employed as a heavy equipment operator and skilled excavator, working mainly in King George and Westmoreland counties.
Dan leaves behind many loving friends in Stratford Harbour near Montross. He served on the Board of Directors of the Stratford Harbour HOA for the past several years.  He was known for his willingness to volunteer his skills and labor for the community, and kept close ties with friends and neighbors through daily visits.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 20, at Stratford Harbour Clubhouse, 2657 N. Independence Dr., Montross, VA.

Cora Louise Heislup

Cora Louise Heislup, 81, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.
She had retired as a ranger for Outdoor World Resort in Oak Grove. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the VFW Auxiliary and had devoted many hours of public service to the community.
She is survived by three daughters, Gloria D. McCauley (Roger), of Free Union, Lois Marie White (Billy), of Alexandria, and Wanda L. Reed (Steve), of Colonial Beach; two sons, Julian David Heislup Jr. (Carol), of Free Union, and Stewart Patrick Heislup (Donna), of Colonial Beach; two brothers, Nobel and Harvey Stewart; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A special thank-you to her caregiver, Donna Heislup.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George is in charge of arrangements.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - October 12, 2011

Barbara Ann Lucas

Nancy Ann Ross, 78, of King George County went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, after a long illness.
She was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Dixfield, ME, the daughter of Linwood and Marjorie Witham.
Mrs. Ross was a devoted Proverbs 31 homemaker who “watched over the affairs of her household.” She created beautiful homes, provided home-baked delicacies and made colorful quilts and cuddly dolls for her loved ones.
In the early ‘60s she was a Scout leader for the Brownies and Girl Scouts in King George. In the late ‘60s she and her husband moved back to New England.
During the ‘70s she worked in the Bus Ministry and youth group at Calvary Bible Church in Derry, NH.
While members of the Trinity Bible Church in Londonderry, NH, she and her husband worked on the missions board from 1978 to 1991. She also supervised the church kitchen operations and was known as the “Kitchen Queen.”
After her husband retired, they moved back to King George, where they built their current home in 1994. Since 2001 they have been members of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where they worked on missions until 2007.
Surviving are her husband, Charles Leonard Ross; sons, Brian R. Ross and Kirk L. Ross; and daughter, Deborah L. Ross; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 7,  with Dr. Sherman Davis officiating.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Janet Marie Vanover

Janet Marie Vanover, 77, of Oak Grove, widow of Earl C. Vanover Jr., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.
She was a retired teacher and band director in Prince William County public schools.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn V. Nichols, Oak Grove; three brothers, F. Bruce Thomas, Colonial Beach, Mark W. Thomas, Charlottesville, and David L. Thomas, Fredericksburg; and grandchildren Cole, Carl, Marti, Courtney and Tyler.
She was predeceased by sons Earl C. Vanover III and John Bradford Vanover; grandchild Casey; her parents, Francis John and Dorothy Marie Thomas; and her stepmother, Stella Thomas.
The family received friends at the Montross Chapel of Welch Funeral Home.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 8, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oak Grove.
Donations may be made to St. Peter’s Outreach Fund, Attn: Wanda Mason, 601 Colonial Ave., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Raymond A. Webb

Raymond A. Webb, 79, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Milo, ME. He graduated from Milo High School in 1949.
Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, served in the U.S. and Germany, attained the rank of sergeant first class and was honorably discharged in December 1952. He completed graduate studies and was awarded a master’s degree in history in 1960 from the University of Maine.
In July 1960, he was appointed a revenue officer with the Internal Revenue Service. In 1965, he was promoted to the position of national office collection analyst and transferred to Washington, D.C.
In 1965, he was commissioned a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy Reserves (Intelligence), retiring in 1983 with the rank of commander. During his service with the Internal Revenue National Office he was promoted to higher management positions, including that of director, planning staff (Computer Services) and retired in 1987 as special assistant to the assistant commissioner (Computer Services).
Raymond was a member of several Masonic Orders including Scottish Rite and National Sojourners.
Raymond married Sylvia J. Henderson of Milo, Maine, in 1954. She is a licensed practical nurse in the state of Virginia. They are the proud parents of four children; Mark A. Webb (Robin) of King George, Beth J. Grice (Keely) of Charlotte, N.C., Todd E. Webb (Carla) of King George and Lynn A. Cox (Dave) of Sarasota, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Interment will be private at a later date in Maine.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Thomas E. McGinty

Thomas E. McGinty, 53, of Colonial Beach passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was born in Birmingham, MI. He was a steamfitter for Local Union 602 in Gaithersburg, MD.
He was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach. He loved music, was very devoted to his daughter and was his wife’s Superman.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer L. McGinty of Colonial Beach; two daughters, Gabrielle Roselyn McGinty of Colonial Beach and Aarin Capella of FL; son Jeremiah McGinty of FL; father Gerald McGinty of Charlotte, NC; four brothers, Stephen, Mike, John and Jim McGinty; and sister Marge McGinty.
He was predeceased by his mother, Margaret McGinty.
A funeral was held Monday, Oct. 10, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Kent Rahm officiating. Burial was private.
Donations may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Box 420, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

Vivian Ware Carter

Vivian Ware Carter, 88, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center in Colonial Beach.
She was the widow of Howard “Pickles” Carter.
She is survived by two brothers, Charles E. Pugh (Nancy), of Spotsylvania County and Bobby W. Pugh (Peggy) of Lynchburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside committal of cremains will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Mount Comfort Cemetery, 6600 South Kings Highway, Alexandria, with the Rev. Paul Campbell officiating.
Donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

James Eldridge Messick

James Eldridge Messick, 70, of Coles Point passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.
He had retired as an ordnance specialist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center and was a member of Carmel United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Jinx Messick; two sons, Russ Messick (Debbie), and Todd Messick; and two granchildren, Loren Messick and Kara Messick.
He is also survived by the mother of his children, Pam Messick. He was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Murphy.
The family received friends from Sunday, Oct. 9, at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel.
A funeral was held Monday, Oct. 10, at Carmel United Methodist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cople District Volunteer Fire Department Company 3, Box 51, Kinsale, VA, 22488;
to Westmoreland County Little League, Box 894, Montross, VA, 22520;
or to the Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 142 Woodland Heights Road, Warsaw, VA, 22572.
Condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Jaxson Lee Johnson

Infant Jaxson Lee Johnson, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He is survived by his parents, Jennifer Leigh and Johnnie Elbert Johnson Jr., a brother, Johnnie Elbert Johnson III, maternal grandmother Susan Lorrine Finotti, and paternal grandmother Clara Ann Johnson, all of Colonial Beach; and maternal grandfather Randy Lee Campbell of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by grandfather Johnnie E. Johnson Sr.
Services will be held at a later date.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - November 9, 2011

Bobby W. Thacker

Bobby W. Thacker, 74, of King George County passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Thacker was a U.S. Army veteran. He later started his family business, Professional Building Maintenance. He was a member of Elks Lodge 875 and Eagles Lodge 4123. Mr. Thacker had a deep love for his family and pets. He also enjoyed eating crabs at Captain Billy’s in Popes Creek, MD.
Survivors include his companion, Hale Pecor of Stafford County; three sons, Alexander Raymond Thacker (Ashley), of King George, Justin Lindsey Thacker and his girlfriend, Chassidy Camper, of Stafford, and Sean Stacey Thacker (Cheryl), of Stafford; a daughter, Kimberly Anne Stricklin of Stafford; two brothers, Lester Thacker of Minnesota and Clarence Thacker of Stafford; five grandchildren, Tyler, Jacob, Alexis, Campbell and William Thacker; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Clifton, Ernest, Alton and John; and three sisters, Elsie Whidden, Florence Morris and Bessie Clark.
The family received friends Friday, Nov. 4, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. A funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the funeral home chapel. Interment was in Mount Comfort Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fairview Beach Residence Association, Box 183, King George, VA. 22485.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

John William Robinson

John William Robinson, 68, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of King George County, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at a Florida hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Laverne Robinson, three daughters and one son, all of Florida; his mother, Margaret Holmes Robinson, of Clinton, MD; three sisters, Betty Ward, Alberta Robinson and Edna Robinson; and three brothers, Jackie Robinson, Frank Robinson and Peyton Robinson.
Services were held Oct. 29, 2011, at Woodlawn Funeral Home, Gotha, FL, followed by cremation.

Clarence Bowman, Sr.

Clarence Bowman Sr. of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Junkins; a son, Clarence Bowman Jr.; seven grandchildren, Teresa Craig, Trace Marshall, Paul Crist Jr., Crystel Crist, Leroy Crist and Chelsea Junkins; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The family received friends Thursday, Nov. 3, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, in Fredericksburg.
Services were private.

Warner Buren Pitts

Warner Buren Pitts, 89, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.
He was a charter and lifetime member of the Westmoreland Fire Dept., a World War II Army veteran and a retired electronics technician for the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
He was the widower of Mildred Henderson Pitts.
He is survived by two sons, William Murry Pitts (Meredith Ann) of Rockville, MD, and Stephen Buren Pitts (Deborah) of Montpelier; and two brothers, Mahlon E. Pitts of Mount Holly and Vaden Stein Pitts of Florida.
He is also survived by two grandchildren, Stephen Corey Pitts and Kelly Marie Pitts; and two great-grandchildren, Emily Madison Pitts and William McCormally.
The family received friends at the Montross Chapel of Welch Funeral Home, where a funeral was  held Sunday, Nov. 6.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westmoreland County Fire Dept., Box 222, Montross, VA, 22520.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Robert Lynn Delano

Robert Lynn “Bobby” Delano, 61, of Loretto died peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at his residence.
Born June 7, 1950, to the late Calvert Hugh and Pollyanna Boughan Delano, Bobby grew up in Howertons, attended Center Cross Elementary School and graduated from Tappahannock High School in 1969. He was a lifelong member of Howertons Baptist Church.
Bobby joined the U.S. Air Force in 1969 and was honorably discharged in 1971. He was an insurance agent for Southland Life and Life of Georgia for many years and most recently worked for Monumental Life Insurance in Richmond.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Ellen Wolfe Delano; his daughter, Casey Delano Thrift (Bryan), two grandsons, Davis and Braden, and baby Thrift due in February, all of Smithfield; his four sisters and their husbands, Carol Ann Neist (Terry) , Betty Page Weiss (Jackie), Sandra Ball (Corey), all of Howertons, and Faye King (Wayne), of Warsaw. He is also survived by his brother, Kenny Delano (Patricia), of Desha; his youngest brother and best friend, Rodney of Howertons; his aunt, Betty Delano of Warsaw; his uncle and aunt, Joseph and Angie Boughan of Newport News; and a number of nieces, nephews and their families.
A service was held Friday, Nov. 4, at Howertons Baptist Church, with  interment in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the donor’s choice.
Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock handled the arrangements.

Deanna Lee Rose

Deanna Lee Rose, 34, of King George County died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011.
Survivors include her children, Ashlyn, Megan and Kelsey.
The family received friends Saturday, Nov. 5, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Services will be private.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Walter G. Pierce

Walter G. “Watermelon” Pierce, 49, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at VCU Medical Center, Richmond.
He was a former truck driver for Darl Concrete.
Survivors include his wife, Renita; his mother, Rose Jeannette Pierce; three sons, James Johnson, Alonzo Smith and Walter Johnson; two daughters, Latoya King and Mataya Johnson; five brothers, Otis Johnson, retired Sgt. 1st Class Rydell Pierce, Lewis Johnson, William Pierce and Randolph Brown; seven sisters, Selinda Owens, Evelyn McDowney, Laura Quarterman, Ross Ann Bumbrey, Stella Campbell, Angela Newman and Staff Sgt. Lecola Pierce.
Viewing will start at noon Thursday, Nov. 10, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m.
The service will be at noon Friday, Nov. 11, at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Online guest book is at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Zelda L. Jackson

Zelda L. Jackson, 90, of Tappahannock departed this life Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at The Orchard of Warsaw.
Arrangements are incomplete at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

Robert Lawrence Brown

Robert Lawrence Brown, 89, of King George County passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg.

Area Deaths - October 5, 2011

Barbara Ann Lucas

Wilbur R. Lumpkin, born Aug. 1, 1940, departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. He was 71 years old.
He was employed by Mount Rose Canning Co., until unable to work.
He loved his Lord and was a member of Hanover Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jessie F. and Elizabeth Rouse Lumpkin; sisters Effie Lumpkin, Edith DeCapua, Elsie Marshall and Elva Rose; and brothers Harold Lumpkin and Kenneth Lumpkin.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Naomi R. Lumpkin; brother Jesse D. Lumpkin of Winter Park, FL; and sister Evelyn Lumpkin of King George.
He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; cousins; and longtime friends.
A memorial service was held a Friday, Sept. 30, at Hanover Baptist Church with interment in Greenlawn Cemetery in Bowling Green.
The family requests donations be made to Hanover Baptist Church Deacons Benevolence Fund, 10312 Hanover Church Road, King George, VA, 22485.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.

Charles H. Christopher

Charles H. “Buster” Christopher, 70, of Alexandria, formerly of Colonial Beach, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.
Charles was born in Philadelphia on Aug. 14, 1940. After graduating from high school he moved to Northern Virginia, where he lived and worked until his retirement in 2009.
He is survived by his brother, Frank H. Christopher Jr. (Diane), of Colonial Beach; two sisters, Ruth Taylor (Charlie), Springfield, and Joyce Christopher of Falmouth; three nephews; and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank H. Christopher Sr., and his mother, Ethel Christopher Fell.
The family extends sincere thanks to his friend and caregiver, Tony McCollett, and to the staff, nurses, doctors and volunteers of Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center.

Audrey Rankins Winkler

Audrey Rankins Winkler, 92, of Fredericksburg passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Woodmont Center.
She was born March 18, 1919, to Stanley Thomas and Blanche Stout Rankins.
Mrs. Winkler was a longtime member of Fairview Baptist Church. She had been secretary and treasurer of the former Fredericksburg Taxpayers Assn. and a member of Fredericksburg Senior Citizens. Mrs. Winkler had retired from FMC and the Div. of Motor Vehicles.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Harold W. Haley and John Helm; her parents; sisters LaVaughn Sacra and Gladys Haley; and brothers Stanley Thomas Rankins Jr. and Lennie “Dean” Rankins.
She is survived by her three daughters, Joyce Moore (Wayne), and Bonnie Sievert (Rick), all of Fredericksburg, and Kay Burrell (Rod), King George; grandchildren Shawn Eutsler, Tim Eutsler, Chris Clore, Christin Perry and Nicholas Burrell; stepgrandson Shawn Moore; eight great-grandchildren; stepson Ronnie Winkler (Betty), of Narrows; two stepgrandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren, brother Kenneth W. Rankins (Thelma), and two sisters, Jean Proffitt and Dorothy Kleff, all of Fredericksburg; and her Woodmont family.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Earl Daniel Cash

Earl Daniel Cash, 79, of Fredericksburg went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was a member of First Bible Baptist Temple.
Earl leaves behind Jane Samuels, his wife and loving companion of many years; three daughters, Martha Ann Tyree of Spotsylvania County, Carolyn Cash Turman (Michael), of King George, and Sharon Cash Hoelscher (Darryl), of Charlottesville; six grandchildren, Brandon, Taylor, Logan, Kimberly, Kristy and Danny; four great-grandchildren; and one niece. He also leaves behind his sister, Mae Cash Taylor (Ron), of Lynchburg and brother Richard Cash of Port Royal. In addition to his parents, Charles Cash and Eva Bowler Cash, he was preceded in death by his brother Charles “JR” Cash.
Earl served his country as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1952, during the Korean War. He was a survivor of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign.
Earl returned to Fredericksburg and worked for the American Viscose (FMC) Plant from 1952 until his retirement in 1978. After his retirement, Earl cherished time spent with his children and grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made to the family at foundandsons.com.

Laurel M. Campbell

Laurel M. “Laurie” Campbell, 63, of King George County, formerly of Medford, WI, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at her father’s residence in the town of Hammel, WI, surrounded by her loving family and Hope Hospice.
She was born on June 12, 1948, in Medford, attended the one-room Wayside School and Brookside Elementary and was a graduate of Medford High School.
After graduation she married Richard Campbell on March 27, 1971, in Wausau, WI. They enjoyed 40 married years filled with travel, antiquing, good books and long conversations over strong coffee. As a Navy family, she and Richard lived in Washington, Japan and Virginia along with their two sons, Douglas and Paul, yet her heart remained in the Wisconsin Northwoods near her beloved Black River. In her final days she returned to the Medford area, where she passed on in her father’s home.
She was predeceased by her mother, Lillian A. Rickaby Selby. She is survived by her husband, Richard K. Campbell of King George; two sons, Douglas Campbell (Erin), of Charlotte, NC, and Paul Campbell (Nancy), of St. Leonard, MD; grandchildren Owen, William, Joel and Kiri Campbell; her father, Bernard L. Selby of Withee, WI; brother Michael Selby of Medford; and sister Yvonne Schwarz (Lyle) of Withee.
A celebration of Laurie’s life was held Saturday, Oct. 1, at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway, WI, with the Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman officiating.
Memorials may be made to Laurie’s family and will be designated to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.
For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

Emory Junius Stafford

Emory Junius Stafford, 80, husband of Christine Stafford, resident of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away at his residence on Thursday evening, Sept. 22, 2011.
Born in Erwin, NC, he was the son of the late Arnold Daane and the late Fannie Greene Allen Daane. Also preceding him in death were his grandparents, Hugh Luther Allen and Eleanor Greene Allen; brother Hugh Allen Stafford; and his daughter, Virginia McGuire.
Mr. Stafford spent his childhood years in North Carolina and Cambridge, Md. He served in the U.S. Army with the Army Language School. His golf career brought him to Virginia, where he lived until moving to the Outer Banks in 2000. He was the former city editor of the Daily Banner in Cambridge, MD, and a retired PGA professional. He was the head professional at Fredericksburg Country Club, Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club, and retired from Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club.
He had a lifelong love of sports, music, and the outdoors. After retirement, he spent his time sailing, reading, gardening, coaching golf, playing golf, and enjoying his friends and family.
In addition to his wife, Christine, he is survived by his children, Jay Stafford Suzanne), of Lunenburg, Cathy Hawkins (David), of King George and Jenny Mark of Virginia Beach. Also left to cherish his memory are his six grandchildren, Brian Plum, Katie Plum, Kirstin Overton, Kyle Stafford, Cayley McGuire and Liam McGuire.
The family will honor his wishes to be cremated, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to the North Carolina Coastal Fdn., Box 475, Manteo, NC 27954; The Elizabeth River Project, 475 Water St., Suite 103A, Portsmouth, VA 23704; or Beach Food Pantry, Box 1224, Kill Devil Hills, NC.27948.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at twifordfh.com.

Elizabeth H. Heflin

Elizabeth Hall Heflin, 86, of King George County passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at her residence.
Mrs. Heflin was a legal secretary prior to the birth of her children. She and her husband were the original owners of Old Mud Tavern in Thornburg. She also owned and operated Ki Bet’s Gift Shop with her sister, Kitty Curtis. She was the admin. asst.  in her husband’s financial planning office and was a former member of the Spotsylvania County Republican Party and the Dominion Republican Women’s Club. Mrs. Heflin portrayed Mary Washington at various historic sites over the past 10 years as a member of the George Washington Young Friends.
Survivors include her daughter Susan Heflin Bailey (Bob); her son-in-law, Ricardo Solis; one grandchild, Lauren B. Lewis; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kitty Curtis and Jean Thompson; and one brother, John T. Hall.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Lynwood Hall and Clara Belle Apperson Hall; her husband, Robert Mason Heflin; and daughter Cynthia Heflin Solis.
Service will be private.A reception was held at the Bailey home Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Memorial donations may be made to George Washington’s Young Friends, 5 Little Creek Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405; or to the International Myeloma Fdn. 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607, or donate online at myeloma.org.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Timothy P. Massey

Timothy P. Massey, 63, of Colonial Beach passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, after battling cancer for 15 months.
Tim served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1965 to 1969. He was a self-employed painter for many years and for the last 22 years, he worked on the U of MW Facilities Services team, most recently as facilities manager.
Born in Washington DC, he married Carol Jett in 1969. He was a member of Colonial Beach Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Curran Massey; his mother, Dorothy Marmaduke Massey; his brothers Paul and Michael Massey; and his sister Regina Massey.
Tim is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol Jett Massey; two daughters, Jennifer M. Miller (Greg), and Carrie E. Keene (Joshua),; four grandchildren, Ross Curran Miller, Timothy Charles Miller, Evelyn Elizabeth Keene and Massey Samuel Keene; two sisters, Mary Ann Massey of Mount Ranier, MD, and Margaret Massey of Boulder, CO; brother Joseph Massey of Mount Ranier; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, Oct. 2, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
A funeral was held  Monday, Oct. 3, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church, with the Rev. Johnny A. Almond and the Rev. Robert D. Higgins officiating. Interment followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oak Grove.
Memorial donations be made to Colonial Beach Baptist Church, Box 27, Colonial Beach VA, 22443; Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg VA., 22407; or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD21403.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh .com

Michael Patrick Griffith

Michael Patrick Griffith passed away unexpectedly at his home in Ocala, Fla., on Sept. 8, 2011.
Michael was born Jan. 13, 1968, in Alexandria. He moved to Florida in 2005, and worked for FedEx Freight.
Survivors include his wife, Andrea Griffith; his stepson, Collin; his mother and father, Joan and Patrick Griffith of Ocala; his sister, Jennifer Westgate (Travis), of Berryville; and his adorable niece, Emily. He is also survived by his grandmothers, Agnes Clenstine Hardbower of Colonial Beach and Merle Kelton of Kilmarnock; and many relatives and friends. Michael will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8096 Leedstown Road, Colonial Beach, with Ernest Combs officiating. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall following the service.

William Gordon Frank

William Gordon “Sonny” Frank, 81, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at his home in Westmoreland County.
Sonny was a lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, and drove an Oak Grove school bus while attending high school. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1951 and retired from Dahlgren NSWC in 1985, after 37 years of service. He was a member of Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and Auxiliary. Sonny was a lifelong member of Round Hill Baptist Church, and was a member of the Northern Neck Elks Club. He loved farming and horses.
He is survived by his wife, Winifred V. Frank; son Richard G. Frank (Kellie); daughter Melanie Parker Swick (Mark); sister Edith F. Retter; grandchildren Sarah Frank, Emily Frank and Elena Swick; and niece Phyllis Kasten.
He was preceded in death by his son, Garrett “Mac” Parker.
The family will received friends on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Round Hill Baptist Church, King George, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. All are invited to share a meal in the church fellowship hall immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations in his name to the Round Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 16519 Round Hill Road, Box 467, King George, VA 22485; or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg,VA, 22407.
Online guest book may be signed nashandslawfh.com.

Charles Arthur Bullock

Charles Arthur “Joe” Bullock, 76, of Stafford County passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Newton Bullock; and son Tracy Bullock.Survivors include his son Charles “Bootsie” Bullock (Gina); his daughter-in-law, Kyra Bullock; his brothers, John Bullock (Sandra), and his, Ressie Bullock (Virginia), and Homer Bullock (Paige), ; his sisters, Virginia Irby (Junior), Nancy Gavin and Sally Newton; his grandchildren, Justin, Brock, Brittney, Lydia and Charles Matthew Bullock; his great-granddaughter, Aubree Bullock; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
Burial will follow in the Sullivan family cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brock Bullock, Justin Bullock, Chris Lynn, James Almond, Eddie Almond, Matthew Bullock, Buzz Green and Wilbur Barnett.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - November 2, 2011

John Kelly Hubble

John Kelly Hubble, 37, of Woodford died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
Born in Fredericksburg, he had worked for 15 years at Accurate Foreign Car Parts in King George County. Throughout his life he loved riding dirt bikes and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger Edward Hubble and Wanda Jean Simpson.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene Hubble; his children, Tyler John “TJ” Hubble and Britney Marie “Boo” Hubble; a sister, Candy Mann; his stepmom, Glenda Wilkerson; uncle Bill Simpson and aunt Blondie; his nephew, Justin Mann; and his best friend, Chris Pernia.
A funeral was held Thursday, Oct. 27, at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, with the Rev. Randy Newsome officiating.
Memorial contributions be made at any PNC branch to an account set up in the name of his son, Tyler John Hubble.
Sign register book online storkefuneralhome.com.

Josephine Womack Goad

Josephine Womack Goad passed away Oct. 25, 2011, at Heritage Hall in King George County, where she was lovingly cared for in her last few years.
Born in Welch, WV, on Sept. 25, 1920, she was the daughter of Edward W. and Elizabeth Payne Womack.
She was preceded in death by her husband, G.A. Goad; two sisters, Eleanor Elizabeth Ockerman and Blanche Wilson Magann; two brothers, Ward Franklin Womack and Edward William Womack Jr.; and her son-in-law, Thomas Herschel Murray.
She is survived by her daughter, Anna Belle Murray of Columbus, OH; her son, John D. Goad (Gay), of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Jo filled her life with music and loved to sing. As a young girl she was a lovely pianist and had a natural talent to play by ear. In addition to delicious aromas coming from her kitchen, sounds of her music and singing would draw people to the breakfast table.
She also loved nature and was known for feeding the birds and watching for wildlife around her home. A special thank-you to Heritage Hall Nursing Home for the loving care that gave her comfort, which extended Jo’s life; we are forever grateful.
A graveside service will be held at Forest Memorial Park in Milton, W.Va., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090; or Trinity Episcopal Church, 825 College Ave., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Richard Edward Crossman

Richard Edward Crossman, 87, of King George County passed away while celebrating his birthday with family on Oct. 25, 2011, in the Hospice House in Concord, N.H.
He was born Oct. 13, 1924, in Ira, Vt., the son of Gerald H. and Grace Merrithew Crossman. He married Pauline Bertha Graichen, who passed away Sept. 17, 1997.
Mr. Crossman received an honorary degree in theology from Bell Meadows College. He was a missionary for the African Inland Mission and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Fredericksburg.
Mr. Crossman enjoyed reading, gardening and taking long walks.
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Kantz of Boscawen, NH; four sons, Richard W. Crossman of King George, Joel A. Crossman of Loudon, NH, James Crossman of Boscawen, NH, and Karl R. Crossman of Waxhaw, NC.; four brothers, Ted Crossman of Waxhaw, NC, the Rev. Ivan Crossman of Carver, MA, the Rev. Dean Crossman of Pittsford, VT, and John Crossman of Ira, VT; a sister, Olive Stevens of Elmer, NJ; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Saturday, Oct. 29, in East Clarendon Cemetery, Clarendon, VT.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St., Concord, N.H. 03301.

Chastine Gillespie Trigger

Chastine Gillespie “Gill” Trigger, 85, of Westmoreland County died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and Korea. He retired as a farmer in Westmoreland.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Trigger; two sons; three stepchildren, Sharon East, Mary Ellen Howard and Thomas David Harmon, all of Maryland; and caregiver David Reynolds of the home. Gill was the last of 16 brothers and sisters.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Billy Bowler officiating. Interment followed in the Trigger family cemetery in Westmoreland.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - September 21, 2011

Ellen Glasser Hamilton

Ellen Hamilton, 64, of King George County, formerly of Wilmington, DE, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011.
Ellen’s life was full of love and joy, but her greatest joy was sharing her life with her two children, Aldwyn Hamilton de Cabrera and Thomas Hamilton, and her adored companion, Al Hales.
She loved the sea. She would wake up early to collect seashells before all the other beachcombers, she taught her kids at an early age not to fear big waves and deep water, and she travelled the seas with Al in their sailboat, Phoenix. She even swam in the middle of the Gulf Stream, despite Al’s reservations. She loved adventure.
From gardening and cooking to sailing and traveling, Ellen marked everything she did with a vibrancy and brightness of color that was easy to see. She had a unique personal style that was full of flair and zest. She radiated warmth.
That warmth extended out to everyone whose lives she touched. She had a lifelong commitment to working with American Indians, from her work with the Dept. of the Interior on federal Indian probate law to building homes on the Rosebud Reservation. She co-founded The Wellness Community of Delaware, an organization which provides therapeutic support for people impacted by cancer. When she worked with Planned Parenthood of Delaware, the trials of all the women who came through those doors were always close to her heart.
She is survived by her two children, Aldwyn of Washington, DC, and Thomas of Los Angeles; her two brothers, Fred and Bob; her companion, Al; and her honorary grandchildren, John, Haley and Piper.
A service was held Saturday, Sept. 17, at Ellen and Al’s house, in King George, VA.
Please send donations to The Wellness Community of Delaware, 4810 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19807, or to wellnessdelaware.org.

Elva Muse Battaile

Elva Muse Battaile, 99, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.
She was a member of Ephesus Christian Church and the widow of Benjamin Larkin Battaile Jr.
She is survived by her son Ben L. Battaile III (Betty), of Montross; granddaughter Anne B. Garner (Jay), of Hague: and two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Mary Frances Garner.
She was preceded in death by son Robert M. Battaile; brother Marvin Muse; and sister Lois Orndorff.
The family received friends on Wed. Sept. 14, at the Montross Chapel of the Welch Funeral Home, Montross.
A funeral was held Thursday, Sept. 15, at Ephesus Christian Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ephesus Christian Church Memorial Trust Fund, Attn: Leon Durham, 1303 Holly Vista Drive, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

William Thomas Scott

William Thomas “Boy Baby” Scott, 82, of King George County passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel Scott, two sons, Darryl Scott (Roma) and William “Jessie” Scott, and one daughter, Janice Scott Williams (Ralph), all of King George; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sarah Triplett of King George.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal handled the arrangements.
A service was held Saturday, Sept. 17, at Little Ark Baptist Church, Owens, with the Rev. Dr. Michael T. Bell officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Gary T. Garrison

Gary T. Garrison, 58, of King George County passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in Westmoreland County.
Gary was employed with Local Union 689 as an engineer with D.C. Metro.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Garrison of King George; three sons, James T. Garrison (Linda), of Lebanon, PA, Benjamin T. Garrison and Christopher T. Garrison, both of King George; his mother, Lorraine Fake of Lebanon, PA; his father, Charles E. Garrison of Baltimore, MD; a brother, Wayne Garrison (Sharon), of Pasadena, MD; stepbrother Clarence Kreiser of Myerstown, PA; two stepsisters, Barbara Perkins of Westfield, PA, and Donna Spraut of Tamaqua, PA; three grandchildren, Christian, Erin and John; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 17, at Oakland Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Cliff Hedges officiating.
Donations may be made to Oakland Baptist Church, 5520 James Madison Parkway, King George, VA, 22485; or to the National Audubon Society, 1150 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20036.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the services.

Lora Brown

Lora C. Brown, 43, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Frederick Anthony Brown, her mother, Evelyn “Vickie” Cox, three daughters, Tynicia Cox (Andrew), Taneiya Brown and Arve Brown, two sons, Frederick Jr. and Jeremiah Brown, one grandson; and her brother, Emmitt Cox III, all of Colonial Beach; and a half sister, Terry Davis of King George County.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal is handling the arrangements.
 A funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Little Zion Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with burial in the church cemetery.
Online guest book available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

William Roy DeShazo, Jr.

William Roy “Billy” DeShazo Jr., 83, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Hughes Home.
Billy graduated from Falmouth High School in 1946. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran serving from 1950 to 1956. He worked at Farmer’s Creamery for 20 years and later retired from Safeway in 1989.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty Hall DeShazo; two daughters, Robyn DeShazo Dang  (Phil), of Brentwood, TN, and Luci DeShazo Clark (Gary), of Canon City, CO; three grandchildren, Emily Clark and Jack and Nick Dang; two sisters, Frances Folden of Falmouth and Nancy Jennings of King George County; two brothers, Raleigh deShazo of Richmond and Richard DeShazo of SC; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Roy DeShazo Sr. and Lucy Owens DeShazo, and a sister, Martha DeShazo Puckett.
The family received friends Sunday, Sept. 18, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A funeral was held Monday, Sept. 19, at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Patti English officiating.
Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407; or to the Greater Fredericksburg Area SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Forrest Millar Thomas

Forrest Millar “Tommy” Thomas, 57, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in North Carolina.
He was born Sept. 11, 1954, in Westmoreland County.
He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer L. Lucas (Floyd), of Fredericksburg; five grandchildren, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Morgan, Jordan and Jaylen; one brother; one sister; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 21, at First Baptist Church, 619 Jackson St., Colonial Beach.

Lester Dewite North

Lester Dewite North of King George County passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, after a long illness.
Lester was born in Fredericksburg on June 24, 1943, to the late Caroll D. and Selma North.
He was raised in Dahlgren and was a graduate of King George High School and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
He retired from the U.S. Geological Survey after more than 40 years of service as a computer specialist.
During his tenure he had the opportunity to serve two tours in Saudi Arabia, two tours of marine geology in Woods Hole, MA, and then completed his service as a computer systems security specialist with the Geologic Division in Reston.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbi, of King George; son Dewite,(Gina) and their son Christian of Annandale; daughter Susan and her son Peter Bourgeois of King George and daughter Julie Bourgeois of Richmond; four great-grandchildren, Nathan, Kayla, Alexandra and Kenny Bourgeois; brother Dale and his family of Chesapeake; and sister Sue and her family of Anchorage, Alaska.
He was predeceased by grandson Joshua Bourgeois.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in King George. The Rev. Richard Headley will officiate.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Home Health Care, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - October 26, 2011

Charles Andrew Clatterbuck

Charles Andrew Clatterbuck, 71, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
He was a retired auto body mechanic manager.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Elliott Clatterbuck; and one sister, Lucy Hall (Steve), of Chantilly. He was preceded in death by sister Betty Ann Holmes.
A funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Montross Chapel of Welch Funeral Home. Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westmoreland County Rescue Squad, Box 37, Mount Holly, VA, 22524.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Terry Lee Roberts

Terry Lee Roberts, 65, of Stafford County passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Roberts had retired from NSWC Dahlgren, and worked part time at a VA ABC store. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a life member of the NRA.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Ruby Roberts; his daughter, Katherine Roberts Feltner (Randy); his brother, Edward Thomas Roberts III; his sister, Beverly Roberts Payne; a very special niece, Rhonda Snellings; and other nieces and nephews Stacy Barlow, Daren Payne, Matthew Payne and Kristin Roberts.
A service was held Saturday, Oct. 22, at Covenant Funeral Service chapel, Fredericksburg. Interment will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Drive, Locust Grove, VA, 22508; or to the SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

William Alfred Richardson

William Alfred “Snip” Richardson, 84, of Tappahannock departed this life Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at his residence.
He is survived by 10 nieces; seven great-nieces; one nephew; six great-nephews; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, Oct. 21, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd. A funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 22, at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Caret. The Rev. Lester Harvey, pastor, did officiate. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at washingtonfh.com.

Leroy Spencer Pollard

Leroy Spencer Pollard, 39, of Tappahannock departed this life Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in Essex County.
Leroy was employed as a service manager with Ryder Truck Co.
He is survived by his daughter, Faith Desiree Pollard; his best friend, Marisa Fortune; his parents, Roy and Verna “Judy” Pollard; one sister, Christy Pollard Johnson; his grandmother Bernice Hence; great-grandmother Marion Pitts; and grandfather Henry Mathew Pollard.
A visitation was held at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock. The funeral was held Friday, Oct. 21, at Beulah Baptist Church, Minor, with the Rev. Floyd Johnson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at washingtonfh.com.

Daniel Matthew DeVault

Daniel Matthew DeVault, 35, of King George County, beloved husband and father, passed away at VCU Medical Center, Richmond, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born June 10, 1976, in Great Falls, MT, to Harry and Sandy DeVault. He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife fisheries. He was united in marriage to Ana Lilia-Ruiz on May 2, 2010.
Dan is survived by his wife, Ana; daughter Sierra; his parents; siblings Lisa Hockaday and James DeVault; and brother-in-law Bobby Hockaday. He is also survived by niece Jordan DeVault; and nephews Justin and Alec James Hockaday.
The family received friends  Saturday, Oct. 22, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, and held the service there.
Donations may be made in Daniel’s memory to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL, 60631.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Adele Bruce Kline

Adele Bruce Kline, 90, of Lynchburg died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. She was the wife of the late Edward Snyder Kline for 38 years.
Born Tuesday, July 26, 1921, in the Philippines, Adele was daughter of the late Thomas Bruce and Adeline Ciccione Bruce.
Adele is survived by two daughters, Mary Hill (Roland), of Lynchburg and Nancy Kline (Scott Avera), of Palm Springs, CA, son Edward Kline (Karen), of Albuquerque, NM; son in-law Guillermo Oliver of Yauco, Puerto Rico; and five grandchildren, Weston Hill, of Raleigh, NC, Steele Hill of Lynchburg, Maria Adella Oliver of Yauco, and Kelley Kline and Kendall Kline, both of Albuquerque.
In addition to her parents, and husband, Adele was preceded in death by a daughter Bonnie Kline Oliver.
Adele was a graduate of the U.VA.School of Nursing, and proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Although she had lived in Lynchburg for the past 12 years with her family and a beloved menagerie of animals, she considered her home to be Sunnyfields Farm in King George County. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, King George. She always lived her life true to what she believed through civic duty, community service and family leadership. Her life was an inspiration of strength to all who knew her.
Family and friends celebrated her life at her Lynchburg home, on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting tharpfuneralhome.com.

Sylvester Beverly

Sylvester Beverly, 69, of Montross passed away Oct. 23, 2011, at his residence.
Survivors include three daughters, Sylvia Smith of Fredericksburg and Lisa McDowney and Judy Smith, both of Colonial Beach; three sons, John Wright of Bowie, MD, Eric Wright of Washington, DC , and Gabert Smith of Colonial Beach; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lewis Johnson of Washington, DC.
A funeral will be held at noon, Friday, Oct. 28, at New Monrovia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Welford McDowney officiating.
Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

James Bartley Ramsey

James Bartley “Bart” Ramsey, 43, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at his residence.
Bart loved all types of music. His hobby was arts and crafts.
He is survived by his mother, Lorna J. Ramsey of the home; father Ronald W. Cooper; sister Jamie E. Garcia; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Thomas L. Ramsey.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Willard Bowen officiating. Burial was private.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Thelma E. Allen

Thelma E. Allen, 99, of King George County passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at her residence.
Thelma had retired from the Navy Department as a secretary in 1975. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church in King George.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Oakland Baptist Church cemetery, King George, with the Rev. Guy Mattox Jr. officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oakland Baptist Church, 5520 James Madison Parkway, King George, VA, 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Julia Mae Bushrod Murphy

Julia Mae Bushrod Murphy, 87, of Washington, D.C., died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach.
Lee Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.

Area Deaths - September 14, 2011

Moses A. Johnson

Moses A. “Mac” Johnson, 86, of King George County passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Bon Secours Regional Memorial Medical Center, Mechanicsville.
Survivors include two sons, Van Johnson of El Paso, TX, and Don Johnson of Richmond; two daughters, Robin Johnson of King George and Blanche Allen of Landover, MD; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Lillian Johnson and Shirley Green, both of Washington, DC; and his longtime companion, Geraldine Robinson of King George.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Union Bethel Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Donnell Howard officiating. Burial followed in Peace and Light Cemetery, King George.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Sarah Eloise Lewis

Sarah Eloise Lewis, 86, of King George County passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.
She was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Lancaster to the late Homer and Hester Haynie.
Known as “Granny” or “Easy, “ she and George R. Lewis Sr. were happily married for 44 years.
Granny was the head of housecleaning at Mary Washington Hospital for many years before retiring. She then went to work for the King George County school system in the cafeteria for several more years. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star.
Granny leaves to cherish her memory her beloved grandson, Dickie (Elissa), with whom she resided and who provided the ultimate in care; her sons, “Buck” (Lori), Lawley, FL, CW (Sarah),  of King George; her sister Margaret Jett of Lancaster; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Betty Cubbage; two brothers; and three sisters.
Granny’s love and dedication to the Lord was undeniable. She was a lifelong member of Hanover Baptist Church, and enjoyed church functions, her weekly grocery shopping adventures with lifelong friend Dorothy Stevens and spending time with all of her grandchildren.
The family would like to give special thanks to Shawn Burrell, sister of Elissa, for caring for Granny during the day for the past year. She dedicated herself, her time and love to looking after Granny just as Granny did for all of us throughout the years.
The family would also like to give thanks to Medi Home Health and Hospice and the special ladies who assisted with Granny’s care: Kellie, Carrie, Chris, Kim and Pastor Jack.
A funeral was held Friday, Sept. 9, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Jack Marcum officiating. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
The family requests contributions be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 3302 Bourbon St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22408.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Mark Edward Grant

Mark Edward Grant, affectionately known as “Grant,” was born Jan. 8, 1936, to the late Eddie R. Grant and Jeanette Jamison, and departed to begin his heavenly journey on Sept. 7, 2011, at his home in Dahlgren.
A viewing was held Monday, Sept. 12, at Lee Funeral Home, King George, with Masonic rites.
The home-going service was held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Little Ark Baptist Church in Owens.

Mary Fickett

Mary Fickett, a New York actress whose career spanned 50 years, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at her home in Callao.
Mary was best known for her portrayal of the character Ruth Martin in “All My Children.”
She is survived by her daughter, Bronwyn Congdon and her husband, Michael Filipovic; her son, Kenyon Congdon (Tamara); her grandchildren by Bronwyn, Brittany Stewart Congdon, Caitlin Congdon, Dylan Farinet, Zachary Filipovic and Kiley Anne Filipovic; her grandchildren by Kenyon, Casey Congdon, Morgan Congdon and Alex Congdon; and her great-grandchildren, Haylie Congdon Mitchell and Melisande Congdon Mitchell.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA, 23060.

John W. “Jack” Huddleston

John W. “Jack” Huddleston, 88, of King George County passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at his residence.
He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association.
He is survived by a daughter, June Huddleston of Levean, AZ; three sons, Thomas Huddleston Sr. of Richmond, Jerry Huddleston of Glen Allen and Robert Huddleston of Midlothian; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Elise.
The family received friends Monday, Sept. 12, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A graveside service was officiated by Dr. William Blake in Westhampton Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel in Richmond Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Memorials may be made in his name to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408; or to the King George Rescue Squad, 8122 Kings Highway, King George, VA, 22485
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Raymond Eugene Dotson

Raymond Eugene Dotson Sr., 54, departed this life Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at his home in Dumfries.
Raymond is survived by his mother, Shirley Dotson of Woodbridge; his wife, Carol Lynn Dotson of Dumfries; his children, Sherri Dotson of Alexandria, Cassandra Dotson of Colonial Beach, Brandy Dotson of Fredericksburg and Raymond Dotson Jr. of Stafford County; his stepchildren, Ricky Hall of Alexandria and Brian Hall of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Groveton Baptist Church, Alexandria.

Herbert “Jeff” Pyles

Herbert “Jeff” Pyles, 79, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at home. His work is done.
Jeff was from Camp Springs, MD, and moved to Colonial Beach in 1986. He loved to garden and work with wood. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose, where he enjoyed doing volunteer work in the kitchen of the Moose Lodge.
Jeff’s favorite place was sitting outside on his picnic table that he called the office, and having his many friends and neighbors drop by for a visit and enjoy the day with him.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bridie; a son, Wallace Pyles (Karen), of Harwood, MD; two daughters, Christine Pyles of Owings, MD, and Sandra Arias (Jose),  of Prince Frederick, MD; three grandchildren, Sarah, Laura and Troy Arias; and two sisters, Gloria Oursler and Joyce King, both of Maryland.
A gathering of friends was held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. A reception followed at the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.
Donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Ronald Dare Hundley

Ronald Dare Hundley, 64, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011.
Mr. Hundley was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Montross; a lifetime member of the Westmoreland County Fire Department; a member of Westmoreland Masonic Lodge 212, A.F. & A.M., Kinsale; and Warsaw Bauman Masonic Lodge 332, A.F. & A.M., Warsaw. He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division after 36 years, and was a lieutenant for the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara S. Hundley; his parents, Edward F. and Sarah W. Hundley of Montross; a son, Michael D. Hundley (Lynn) of King George; a daughter, Kristen D. Via (Wayne) of Fredericksburg; brother Val J. Hundley (Leslie) of Richmond; and sister Helen H. France (Jack) of Montross. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Jennifer Hammon, Ryan Carroll, David Powers, Dylan Carroll, Michael Hundley Jr., Samantha Powers, Mikayla Via and Mikenzi Via.
He was preceded in death by brother Edward F. Hundley Jr.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Montross Chapel of the Welch Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, Montross.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Joyce Sydnor, 1559 Old Yeocomico Road, Kinsale,VA 22488.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Juanita S. Washington

Juanita S. Washington, 94, of King George County passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Frances Hollimand and her husband, Al, of Dahlgren; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Perry Scranage Sr. of Dahlgren; and two sisters, Margie and Pansy Bumbrey, both of Dahlgren.
Remains may be viewed Wednesday, Sept. 14, from noon to 4 p.m., at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at Little Ark Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Michael T. Bell officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Rev. Harrison T. Simons

The Rev. Harrison T. Simons, age 77, of Oxford, N.C., died Wednesday, August 31, while vacationing at his cottage in Coles Point,VA.
Simons was born February 6, 1934, one of eight children, to Col. Webster L. Simons and Dorothy Ballard Swett, in Melrose, MA. He was raised in the Washington, D.C. area. After World War II, he lived in Germany with his family while his father was serving in the military. He returned to the states to attend Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. He interrupted his college education to serve two years in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1959, and the same year married Eugenia Kathleen England, of Ashland, VA. Simons attended Bexley Hall Divinity School, in Gambier, OH and was an assistant priest at St. Thomas’ in Richmond, VA in 1964.
He became priest of St. John’s and three other churches in and around King George, Va. in 1964. In 1970, he moved to Oxford, NC as rector of St. Stephen’s and later priest-in-charge at St. Cyprian’s. He worked to bridge the racial divide throughout his ministry. He continued to serve churches in North Carolina and Virginia until his death. Simons was active in human relations work, receiving many awards.
Simons is survived by his wife, in Oxford, NC; their two children, George and Georgia Simons, of Salisbury, NC, and Deanna and Lane Hollis, of Birmingham, AL.; nine grandchildren, David, Philip, Ellen,  Grace Ann, Will, Jack, Houston, Isabella and Sarah. He has one surviving sibling, Dorothy Gibson, of Alexandria, VA.
The funeral service was held Sat. September 3, with burial  at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond.
Memorials can be made to St. Stephen’s, Penick Village or the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department.

Area Deaths - October 19, 2011

Fred William Borden, III

Fred William Borden III, 66, of Huntly passed away at his home Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.
Mr. Borden was born Dec. 18, 1944, in Washington, DC, son of the late Fred William Borden II and Juanita Knicely Borden of Strasburg. He was the owner of Fred W. Borden Plumbing.
Surviving, along with his mother are his wife, Janet Borden of Huntly; one son, Fred W. Borden IV of Colonial Beach; one daughter, Malinda Dillard (Michael), of Fairfax Station; two stepsons, Michael Blaisdell and Benjamin Blaisdell, both of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Marilyn Stull of Manassas and Brenda Farley of Woodstock; one brother, Darryl Borden of Strasburg; mother-in-law Mary Delores Baker of Huntly; three grandchildren, Lindsay Dillard and Hailey Dillard, both of Fairfax Station, and Tori Rupert of Culpeper; and two stepgrandchildren, Conner Blaisdell and Cassidy Evans of Fredericksburg.
He was preceded in death by his brother Daniel Borden.
All services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Box 150, Flint Hill, VA, 22627.
Arrangements are by Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal.

Mary Theresa Dressel

Mary Theresa Dressel, 87, formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, in King George County.
Arrangements are incomplete at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg.

Joseph Wilson Staples

Joseph Wilson Staples, 26, of King George County passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in King George.
Joseph was born in Hampton and was a graduate of King George High School. He was a former member of the U.S. Navy and a member of Hanover Baptist Church.
He loved writing music, playing the guitar, singing and theology.
He is survived by a son, Gabriel M. Staples of Madisonville, TN; his parents, Harold and Loretta Staples of King George; a sister, Ashley Staples of King George; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 15 at Hanover Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Rick Crookshank officiating. Burial was private.
Contributions may be made to Hanover Baptist Church, Box 774, King George, VA, 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Shirley Hill Helm

Shirley Hill Helm, 75, of Desha departed this life on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in a nursing home in Warsaw.
She is survived by her husband, Hugh O. Helm; one sister, Bertha Hill Woody of Tappahannock; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Friday, Oct. 14, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd. A funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 15, at Beulah Baptist Church in Minor. The Rev. Floyd Johnson, pastor, did officiate. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at washingtonfh.com.

Earl “Wayne” Clark

Earl “Wayne” Clark, 63, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.
He retired from the Dahlgren Naval Surface Weapons Center in 1994.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and earned two medals, the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with three stars. He also received the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon.
Wayne was a charter member and life member of the Montross Volunteer Rescue Squad.
He coached 17 consecutive years of Little League football and other sports through the Westmoreland County Recreation Department.
He was preceded in death by parents Norman and Elizabeth Clark and sisters Charlotte Bartlett and Patricia Douglas.
He is survived by best friend and wife Linda Clark; daughter Christine Reynolds (Tim); sons Kevin Clark and Alicia Holland and Stephen Clark and Pamela Abbott; six grandchildren, Jennifer McMinn, Andrew and Matthew Wilson, Hannah and Tiffany Clark and Aaron Clark; two great-grandchildren, Conner McMinn and Kayleigh Wilson; brother Otis Clark; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to give a special thanks to all the staff at Salem Health & Rehab for all the care given to Earl.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 15, at Currioman Baptist Church, 2383 Zacata Road, Zacata.
Donations may be made to the Montross Volunteer Rescue Squad, Box 1174, Montross, VA, 22520.
Arrangements are by Paitsel Funeral Home,  found at paitselfh.com.

Deborah Kay Dickinson Lamb

Deborah Kay Dickinson Lamb, 53, went home to be with the Lord peacefully in her sleep at home Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.
Debbie was born in Fredericksburg and lived with her grandparents in Colonial Beach. She graduated from Colonial Beach High School and married in 1976.
Debbie worked in Quantico as a secretary for the Department of Public Works and also for the Spotsylvania County Schools bus system. She later became a stay-at-home mom.
Debbie is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 35 years, Walter Irvin Lamb Sr.; and their two sons, Walter Irvin Lamb Jr. and his companion, Jenny, and Joshua Nathanial Lamb (Aleah).
Debbie was blessed with four grandchildren, Brenden, Trinity, Zeke and Fenton; and six stepgrandchildren, Ty, Dailie, Jenny, Courtney, Chance and Gage. Additional survivors include her father, Jack Dickinson (Gail); her dear grandmother, Louise Dickinson; and two aunts, Carolyn Cooke (Donald), and Joan Drummond of Colonial Beach. Debbie was the granddaughter of the late Shelton Dickinson.
A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8096 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove, VA, 22443, with Ernest Combs officiating.
Debbie’s family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Debbie’s remains were cremated.
Online condolences may be expressed to Debbie’s family at foundandsons.com.

Robert A. Wood

Robert A. Wood, 80, of King George County went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.
Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather to all his family.
Robert would often go without things he and his wife needed to help another family member in need.
Robert enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and NASCAR.
He was preceded in death by son Marvin Wood; daughter Janet Rawlette; his mother, Lucy Goodman; and his father, Herman Wood.
Robert is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ethel Wood; two daughters, Anita Laufenberg and Sheila Stafford; two sons, Roger Wood and Carlson Wood; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

 

Area Deaths - September 7, 2011

Charles Michael Parry

Charles Michael Parry of Montross died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011.
He is survived by his wife, Vini; three sons; a daughter; four stepdaughters; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Andrew Chapel United Methodist in Montross, with visitation one hour prior to the service. A celebration of life will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Stratford Harbour Clubhouse.
Online guest book at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Shirley Marie Marders

Shirley Marie Marders, 71, of King George County passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Hospice House in St. Mary’s County, MD, surrounded by her loved ones.
Shirley was a homemaker and a former member of Oakland Baptist Church and Hanover Baptist Church, both of King George.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Milton W. Marders; a daughter, Linda Toler (Jerry), of St. Mary’s County; a son, Allen Marders (Donna), of King George; and two granddaughters, Rachel Marders and Aspen Toler.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Donations may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary’s, 44724 Montgomery Lane, Callaway, MD 20620.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Robert Donald Doerflein

Robert Donald Doerflein, 64, of King George County passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept 1, 2011.
Bob was born on April 22, 1947, in Alexandria and was the son of Brownie Stamp of Waldorf, MD, and the late Donald Doerflein.
Bob leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Mary; his daughter, Katherine Doerflein Petty of Gloucester; and his son, Robert “Robby” Doerflein, who is stationed at Fort Benning, GA. Bob is also survived by his brother, Daniel Doerflein of Virginia Beach and his sister, Nancy Doerflein Frost of Bethany Beach, DE. He leaves behind his five loving grandchildren, Brandon and Lauren Petty of Gloucester, Caitlyn Doerflein of Fort Drum, NY, and Adreanna and Alexandria Doerflein of Brockton, MA.
Bob was a civil service employee for over 35 years and most recently served as a mission safety engineer at NAS Pax River, MD. He was scheduled to retire this December. Bob was also a lifetime member of the Virginia Jaycees, owner of Meg-A-Ton Fireworks Distribution, and served as president of the Wolfe Trap Hunt Club. Bob was an avid hunter and enjoyed camping and spending time with his family.
The family received friends Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Wilbur Henry Washington

Wilbur Henry Washington, 69, of Fredericksburg passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at his home.
Wilbur is survived by a son, Craig Washington (April), of Hartwood; a daughter, Sherrie Washington of King George County; four grandchildren, Julia Washington, David O’Brien Washington, Devin Kelly and Anastasia Washington; his former wife, Shirley Ann Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Rachel Washington.
Wilbur’s family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, The funeral is at noon, with the Rev. Mary Grant officiating. Interment to follow in First Baptist Ambar Church cemetery, King George.
Online condolences may be expressed to Wilbur’s family at foundandsons.com.

Emma Gallahan Bradshaw

Emma Gallahan Bradshaw, 85, of Spotsylvania County went to Heaven on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.
She was born in King George County on July 28, 1926, to the late Charles A. and Annie D. Gallahan.
Emma was a member of Chancellor Baptist Church. She also served for 52 years at Zoan Baptist Church as an active member and teacher for children’s Sunday school.
Emma’s faith, strength and trust in the Lord, her never- ending love and devotion to her family and friends, and her many genuine qualities are reflections of a life well lived.
As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, she shared her many talents and time and gave unconditional love to us all.
Remember her through the many afghans, crochet and embroidery handwork she gave as gifts. May they bring us much joy. She will be greatly missed.
Emma is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, Warren Sanford Bradshaw; her daughter Mary B. Acors (Gilbert); her son Kevin Bradshaw (Melody); five granddaughters, Sara Acors, Ashley Bradshaw, Meghan Bradshaw, Ashley Hayden and Brittany Hayden; two great-grandchildren, Brendon Hord and Hannah Hayden; and one sister, Margaret Taylor of King George. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Garland, and one brother, Charles T. Gallahan.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 6 at at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove, with burial at New Hope Baptist Church in Gold Dale cemetery. The Rev. Eric Goforth, the Rev. John Edmonds and the Rev. Peyton Wiltshire officiated.
Memorial gifts in Emma’s name have been established for Chancellor Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 11324 Gordon Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407; or Mary Washington Home Health Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408.
Online guest book and obituary at johnsoncares.com.

Cynthia Heflin Solis

Cynthia Heflin Solis, 55, of Madison, Ala., passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at her residence.
Born in Fredericksburg, Cindy was predeceased by her father, Robert Mason Heflin. She is survived by her husband, Rick Solis, of Madison; her mother, Elizabeth Hall Heflin, a sister and brother-in-law, Susan H. and Robert K. Bailey III, and a niece, Lauren B. Lewis, all of King George County; and her father-in-law, Kick Solis, and a brother- and sister-in-law, Michael and Vickie Solis, all of Macon, GA.
Cindy was a graduate of Stafford Senior High School and the University of Mary Washington.
She was a systems engineer for Raytheon Services Co. for the past 15 years. Previously, she was employed by Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville, AL. Active in the dog community, Cindy was a past president of the Huntsville Kennel Club and a charter member and past president of the Tennessee Valley Weimaraner Club.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Madison Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that donations be made to the International Myeloma Foundation or by giving blood or platelets in Cindy’s memory. Please mail donations in memory of Cynthia H. Solis to International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA, 91607.
Online condolences may be sent to madisonchapelfuneralhome.com.

Moses “Mack” Johnson

Moses “Mack” Johnson, 86, of King George County died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Regional Memorial Medical Center, Richmond.
Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.

Ralph Elwood Ambrose

Ralph Elwood Ambrose, 62, of Colonial Beach went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at his home.
Ralph was a self-employed mechanic all of his life.
He is survived by two daughters, Georgie Shannon of Colonial Beach and Patricia Nash (Roy),of Montross; grandson Christopher Shannon, his little man and the love of his life; and a sister, Cathy Jean Cooper of Fredericksburg. He was preceded in death by a son, David E. Ambrose.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Montross Chapel of the Welch Funeral Home.
A special thanks to Medi Home Hospice team, Kelly, Randy and Elizabeth.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Judith D. Gore

Judith D. “MaMaw” Gore, 67, of King George County, formerly of Lake, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.
Born Oct. 7, 1943, in Logan, W.Va., Mrs. Gore worked for the Logan County Board of Education.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Curtis Gore of King George; her son, Chris Gore (Sharon) of King George, two daughters, Amy Davis and Laura Mowery (Joe), all of King George; her grandchildren, Heather Gough, Becky Gough, Tyler Gore, Levi Davis, Jeremy McCloud and Josh Mowery, all of King George; and a host of special, kind, loving and treasured friends.
A funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Michael Finn-McKenzie officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30 until the start of the service. Burial will be private.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.
As Judith would say, “I LOVE YOU TODAY.”

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