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Area Deaths - May 18, 2011

John H. Morgan

John H. Morgan, 56, of King George County, died Sunday, May 15, 2011.

John was a life long resident of King George and devoted to his children and work.

John was a former member of Hanover Baptist Church and King George Ruritan Club, and was a partner in W & G Construction in Fredericksburg.

John was preceded in death by his parents W. Bates and Arra Morgan.

He is survived by five sons, John H. Morgan, Jr. (Laura), of Montross, Jason A. Morgan of Washington, DC, Nicholas B. Morgan, Christopher B. Morgan and Alexander P. Morgan of King George; his three grandchildren, Callie, Emily and Joshua Morgan; and one brother Melvin “Sandy” Morgan of Alexandria.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery in King George, with Rev. Sherman Davis officiating.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 8001 Franklin Farms Road#139, Richmond VA 23229.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Donald Allen Bassett

Donald Allen Bassett, 72, of Warsaw died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.

Mr. Bassett had served in the U.S. Air Force and was a retired FBI special agent. He was a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI and an endowment member of the NRA. He held a master’s degree in crisis management.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Molly Bassett; his children, Kitty Haynes (Daniel), Deborah Bassett and Sheri Cooke (Bryan); his father, Edwin B. Bassett; his sister, Linda Haggard; and four grandchildren who called him “Sir.”

A memorial service was held  Thursday, May 12, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel. Interment followed in Quantico National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 1007, New York, NY, 10020.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Charles Louis Starkey

Charles Louis “Pop” Starkey, 91, of King George County passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Charles was a retired VDOT employee.

He is survived by four daughters, Dorothy Leake (Leslie), Charlotte Wheeler (Gene), Marilyn Lett (George), and Tabatha Wilson (Brian); two sons, John Starkey (Barbara), and Timmy Starkey (Tammy);  17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Jean Starkey.

A funeral was held Friday, May 13, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Interment followed in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery, King George.

Expressions of sympathy to help with funeral expenses be made to Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Box 33, Ninde, VA, 22526.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Harold E. Stanford

Harold E. Stanford passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, at his home in Waldorf, MD.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma P. Stanford; five children, John O. Poindexter III, Joy L. Clay, Constance Byrd (Gerald), David L. Poindexter and Janice P. Williams (Gregory); a sister, Catherine Wright; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends gathered for a service at Little Ark Baptist Church in King George on Sat. May 14.

Lee Funeral Home in King George is handling the arrangements.

Daniel Vaughan Hutt, Sr.

Daniel Vaughan Hutt Sr., 74, of Montross departed this life on Thursday, May 12, 2011.

The family received friends Saturday, May 14, at the Montross Chapel of the Welch Funeral Home. A funeral was held Sunday, May 15, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with interment in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Attn: Daniel Hutt Jr., 17757 Historyland Highway, Warsaw, VA, 22572.

Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral home.com.

Richard A. Koch

Richard A. Koch, former resident of Jersey in King George County, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Air Force Village II in San Antonio.

A retired U.S. Navy commander, he had a blueberry farm in Jersey for several years before relocating to Texas. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church,  the King George Ruritan Club, the Fredericksburg Royal Arch and Hudson Morris Masonic Lodge. He also served on the Tri-County Soil and Water Conservation Board.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughter Heidi Hodgens (David), of CA; son Arthur Koch of Washington; and granddaughter Elkiya Menes of Dublin, Ireland.

A graveside service was held at Monday, May 23, in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Grace Elizabeth Bollinger

Grace Elizabeth Bollinger, born Dec. 25, 1916, went home to be with God at the age of 94 on Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Betty, as she was known by many, was born and raised in King George CountyBetty is survived by her brother, George Vernon Ferrell; and four children, Patricia Thomas, Pamela Mellick, Barbara Parker and James Edward Bollinger. She was also blessed to have 12 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren. She was the matriarch of her family, always had a smile to share and will be greatly missed.

A funeral was held Monday, May 16, at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home,  9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax.

Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

Area Deaths - May 11, 2011

Lisa Marie Sawyer

Lisa Marie Sawyer, 37, of Fredericksburg, was called home to rest Saturday, April 30, 2011, after battling cancer.
Lisa was born in Sandusky, OH, on May 1, 1973, to Cindy Scott and Fernando Chavarria. She received her diploma from Courtland High School in Spotsylvania County, and was a dedicated employee of Intuit Inc. in Stafford County for 17 years.
In 1989, Lisa met Jeffrey Sawyer Sr., and on Aug. 12, 2000, they were joined in holy matrimony. Three children were born from this union. She was a devoted wife and a dedicated mother.
In 2010, Lisa was baptized in the precious name of Jesus at Mount Sinai Solid Rock Church of Christ in Rhoadesville.
She was preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Elsie Hall.
Lisa leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Jeffrey Lewis Sawyer Sr.; her children Jeffrey Lewis Jr., Kierra Mae and Mya Alexis; her mother, Cindy Scott (Zachary) of King George; her father, Fernando Chavarria (Petra); two sisters, Amy Chavarria and Alisha Chinault (Danny), both of Spotsylvania; father- and mother-in-law Linwood C. and Yvonne Sawyer Sr. of Spotsylvania; five sisters-in-law, Lisa Coleman (Gary) of Louisa, Cassandra Shaw (Shaun) of Clinton, MD, and Bertina Sawyer, Angela Sawyer and LaTorya Sawyer, all of Spotsylvania; one brother-in-law, Linwood C. Sawyer Jr. (Phyllis) of Spotsylvania; lifelong devoted friends Angela Delp of Norfolk, Tamecka Townsend of Sandusky and Lameka Parker of Spotsylvania; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The funeral was held Friday, May 6, at Temple of Deliverance, in Mineral, VA, with a viewing one hour before the service.
The eulogy was given by Elder Linwood Sawyer Sr., pastor of Mount Sinai Solid Rock Church of Christ.
A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408, handled the funeral arrangements.

Robert James Cross

Robert James Cross, 66, of Colonial Beach died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Cross was a graduate of Virginia Tech and later received his master’s from Florida Institute of Technology. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army, and then worked for the federal government with the Corps of Engineers. Along with his wife, Karon, he was the former owner of Cross Fire Designs. Mr. Cross was a member of Colonial Beach Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Karon A. Cross; two daughters, Alexa Holzwarth (Seth), and Adrienne Donovan (Michael); one sister, Carolyn MacMahon; and five grandchildren, Micah Holzwarth, Ty Holzwarth, Ainsley Donovan, Harper Donovan and Bennett Donovan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lucille Cross, and a sister, Alene Rice.
The family received friends at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A funeral was held Tuesday, May 10, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church, with the Rev. Johnny Almond officiating. Interment followed in Quantico National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Drive, Locust Grove, Va. 22508.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Clarence Tayloe Jones, Sr.

Clarence Tayloe Jones Sr., 87, of Montross went to be with the Lord peacefully, with his family beside him, on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
Mr. Jones, widower of Lottie Minor Jones, was a retired foreman at Montross Lumber Co. and a member of Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church.
He is survived by a son, Clarence T. Jones Jr. (Kathy) of Montross; daughter Gwynne J. Chatham (Kenney) of Montross; brother Woody Jones (Lois) of Fredericksburg; sister Mannie J. Crismond of Dahlgren; grandchildren Ken Chatham and Tiffany Chatham; son-in-law Robert Delano of Oldhams; and sister-in-law Peggy Jones of Montross. He is also survived by his beloved pets, Molly and Chula.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie J. Delano; brothers Arnold Jones, Irving Jones and Paul Jones; and a sister Annie Knight.
The family received friends at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel. The funeral was held Friday, May 6, at the funeral home. Interment was in the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Andrew Chapel UMC Cemetery Fund, Box 187, Montross, VA, 22520; Montross Rescue Squad, Box 1174, Montross, VA 22520; or Northern Neck Humane Society, Box 283, Montross, VA, 22520.
Online condolences are at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Makayla Jamesha-Jayviel

Washington
Makayla Jamesha-Jayviel Washington was born on Oct. 10, 2003, to James Washington of Bowling Green and Shannon Basham of King George. She departed this life on April 29, 2011, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax County.
A visitation was held at C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Bowling Green, VA, and one hour before services, which were held Saturday, May 7, at the Caroline County Community Services Center, in Milford, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Milford.
Online condolences are available at cwedwardsfuneralhome.com.

Laura B. Hayes

Laura B. Hayes, 84, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at her residence.
She is survived by three daughters, Leola Fox of Columbia, SC, Mary Dudley of Oxon Hill, MD, and Sharita Roy of Washington, DC; two sons, the Rev. Michael Bryant of Reedsville and David Hayes of Philadelphia; and 12 grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. David Cunningham officiating and the Rev. Sherman Hayes delivering the eulogy. Her remains may be viewed one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Historyland Memorial Park, King George County.
An online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com

Thomas Purnell Tromley

Thomas Purnell Tromley, 78, of Fredericksburg passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011, at his home.
Born in Salisbury, MD, Mr. Tromley served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea and was an engineer with G.E. at NASA for the Gemini and Apollo space programs.
He is survived by three daughters, Cassandra Davis of Melbourne, FL, Cheryl Tromley of Fredericksburg and Shawn Rice of King George; three sons, Kip Melchert of Santa Clara, CA, Thomas P. Tromley Jr. of Melbourne, FL and Jeffrey R. Tromley of Fredericksburg; and seven grandchildren, Aric, Craig and Dena Rice, all of Spotsylvania County, and Thomas Tromley III, Michelle, Virginia and Audrey Tromley, all of Melbourne.
A graveside service for Thomas P. Tromley was held Monday, May 9, in Quantico National Cemetery. Mr. Tromley will be interred with his wife who passed away in 1998.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Ardiena Ann Tromley Scholarship Fund, American Indian College Fund, 1111 Osage St., Building D, Suite 205, Denver, CO, 80204.
Online condolences may be expressed to Thomas’ family at foundandsons.com.

Elizabeth Marie Fedak

Elizabeth Marie Fedak, 89, of King George, formerly of Rossford, OH, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Bowling Green Health Care Center.
Born in Detroit, Elizabeth was a homemaker and a former member of All Saints Church in Rossford. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in King George, the Order of the Eagles in Rossford, and was an associate member of the Legion of Mary at St. Anthony’s.
The widow of Walter Fedak, she is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline Miniuk of King George and Mary Ann St. Amand of Spring, TX; a sister, Bernice Barc of Sterling Heights, MI; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Sunday, May 8, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at Monday, May 9, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in King George, with the Rev. Francis de Rosa officiating.
Interment will take place in Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, OH.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Louise F. Farmer

Louise F. Farmer, 84, of King George County died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Westmoreland Health Care Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

Donald Allen Bassett

Donald Allen Bassett, 72, of Warsaw died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford.

Henrietta Mitchell

Henrietta Mitchell, 97, of Colonial Beach died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at her home.
She is survived by two daughters, Frances Louise “Tootsie” Vazquez of Florida and Henrietta “Sissie” Morris of Colonial Beach; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Robert Warnick officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oak Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westmoreland Baptist Church, 204 Garfield Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book available at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - May 4, 2011

Mary Carr

Mary Carr, 92, of King George County died Monday, April 25, 2011, at Heritage Hall in King George.
She had retired from housekeeping at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church in King George.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Morgan of King George; four sisters, Helen Fatula and Stella Marx, both of Pottsville, Pa., Anna Fatula of Mahanoy, PA, and Olga Stefero of Yorba Linda, CA; and three grandchildren, Jennifer Ruth Morgan, George Edward Morgan and Andrew William Morgan.
She was predeceased by four brothers, John Fatula, Joseph Fatula, Michael Fatula and Peter Fatula.
A funeral was held Saturday, April 30, at Oakland Baptist Church in King George, with the Rev. Guy Mattox Jr. officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Oakland Baptist Church Building Fund, 5520 James Madison Parkway, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Chief Master Sgt. Frederick James McKenna IV

Chief Master Sgt. Frederick James McKenna IV, 46, left this earthly life unexpectedly Thursday, April 21, 2011.
Born in Pittsburgh, KS, “Jimmy” was raised in Fredericksburg. He graduated from Stafford Senior High School, where his passion was athletics. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as an aircrew life support technician and was assigned to Okinawa, Japan. During his first enlistment he completed his bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University. Jimmy served the Air Force and Air Force Reserves in multiple capacities, ultimately as a life support superintendent. Jimmy was highly decorated and received numerous accolades and awards. He participated in NATO operations in Europe and served in several conflicts including Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Southern Watch and Northern Watch.
Jimmy touched many lives in positive ways and was generous beyond compare. He was a loyal patriot and a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend.
Survivors include his mother, Sharon McKenna of Fredericksburg; wife, Kristin Blackwelder McKenna; sons, Jimmy McKenna of Fredericksburg and Evan McKenna of Marietta, GA; daughters, Chloe and Laney McKenna; sisters, Suzanne Shahan (Scott) of King George, and Kim Morgan (Bill) of Scottsboro, AL; brother, Sean McKenna of Fredericksburg; nephew, Bill Morgan of Marietta; and numerous other beloved nieces, nephews and dear friends.
The family received friends at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, on Sunday, May 1. A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, May 2, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, followed by burial in Quantico National Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Marjorie O. Erickson

Marjorie O. Erickson, 92, of Colonial Beach went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Marjorie graduated from Simmons College in Boston in 1940 and retired from Allstate Insurance Co. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and the Potomac Art Guild.
Marjorie is survived by her husband, Albert Erickson Jr. of the home; a daughter, Patricia Erickson of Lovettsville; a son, Richard Erickson and his wife, Susan, of Belle Vernon, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
A funeral was held Monday, May 2, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randall Snipes officiating. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George County.
Donations may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8096 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove, Va. 22443.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Alice G. Johnson

Alice G. Johnson, 93, of Dahlgren died Friday, April 29, 2011, at her residence.  She was born on Nov. 2, 1917 and resided in King George, VA.
Survivors include two sons, William of Burke and James Earl Morton of Mount Holly, NJ.; one daughter, Margaret Johnson of Warfield; and 12 grandchildren.
Viewing will be on noon, Thursday, May 5, with the family receiving friends from 7-8 p.m. at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, VA.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11 a.m., at Little Ark Baptist Church,15681 Owens Dr. Owens, VA, with the Rev. Leonard G. Bland officiating Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
 Arrangements are being handled by Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
Online guest book is at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Junior Ray Hardesty

Junior Ray Hardesty, 69, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, at his home.
Junior was a roofer.
He is survived by a daughter; two brothers; a sister; his companion and caregiver for 15 years, Margaret Hiner of the home; and five grandchildren.
Junior’s service will be private.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

William Ashton Loving

On Friday, April 29, 2011, William Ashton Loving, 67, of Spotsylvania County took his final steps to his heavenly home.
He was born Sept. 19, 1943, in King George County and graduated from Stafford County High School in 1962.
Mr. Loving retired from Fairfax County, Stafford County and the Virginia Army National Guard after 21 years of service. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was an active member of the Accakeek Sportsman Club in Stafford. He was always a farmer at heart.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Pat; his son, Billy Loving; his daughters, Tracey Chewning (Chris), and Deanna Snellings (Ernie),  grandchildren Carey Snellings, Carson Chewning, Ashton Loving and Tyler Loving; sisters Joyce McWhirt, Barbara Sullivan and Katherine Buchanan; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Buck” and Katherine Loving.
The family received friends, May 3, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will be held at noon Wednesday, May 4, at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Bob Ellinger officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Pallbearers will be Charley Swidrak, Pat Cleary, Jason Swidrak, Jeff Swidrak, David Matthews and Josh Wine. Members of the Accakeek Sportsman Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - April 27, 2011

Donald Lawrence Crawford

Donald Lawrence Crawford, 62, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011, at his residence.
He was a North Carolina Wesleyan graduate of 1970. He retired as a social studies teacher after working for King George Middle School and Lancaster, North Stafford and Brooke Point high schools. He was most proud of his cross country teams at North Stafford.
He is survived by his wife, Kim; two children, Donald Kord Crawford (Jessi), of Manteo, NC, and Katherine Elizabeth Spain (Gordon), of Spotsylvania; grandchildren Austin Lawrence Crawford Spain and Mattox Lee Spain; two sisters, Sandy Crawford Williams (Ralph), and Tina Ewing Dickinson (Robert), both of Spotsylvania; a special cousin, Linda Powell (Mitchell), of Spotsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Theresa Ewing, and a special uncle and aunt, Lloyd and Audrey McGhee.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the family receiving friends an hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made in his name to North Carolina Wesleyan, c/o Eddie Coats, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC, 27804.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Raymond Francis Smart

Raymond Francis “Joe” Smart, 71, of Fredericksburg died April 17, 2011, at Hughes Home.
A Massachusetts native, Joe was born Sept. 19, 1939, in Pittsfield. He was raised in Dalton, MA, and graduated from Dalton High School in 1957, and was an accomplished athlete, and played football, basketball and baseball throughout high school.
He graduated from North Adams State College in 1962. After college, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive and retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of valiant service.
Joe was a devoted father and a loving husband. He was also a faithful companion to his pets and loved all creatures, great and small.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Ann M. Smart. He is survived by two sons: Shawn (Diane), of King George and their children, Preston, Chelsea and Olivia; and Scott (Susie), of Spotsylvania, and their children, Nicole Brooks, Christopher Brooks (Myeth), and their children, Matthew, Michael and Claire.
The family expresses their deep gratitude to Hughes Home and Home Instead for the care and support they provided Joe.
A Mass of Celebration was held Monday, April 25, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment followed with military honors in Quantico National Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America, Attn: Gift Processing, Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250-0301; or DAV.org to donate online.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Yvonne J. Newman

Yvonne Jackson Newman went home to be with the Lord on April 18, 2011, at the Laurels of University Park in Richmond, after a long illness.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1939, to the late Lepius and Ethel Jackson Newman. Yvonne was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Newman.
Early in life Yvonne confessed Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of New Monrovia Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Lloyd Watts. She loved her church family and served on the Senior Usher Board and the Kitchen Committee until her health declined. Yvonne truly loved the Lord and her family, and she was a friend to everyone.
She leaves to cherish her special and everlasting memory her children Gerald, of Ford Dix, NJ, Sharon Darlene Davis (Clay) of Spotsylvania, Douglas (Joyce) of King George, Gwendolyn (Keith) of Temple Hills, MD, Ronald (Angela) of Essex County, Carlus (Marsha) of King George and Michele of Colonial Beach; her grandson, Lonnie “Peanut,” whom she raised in Forestville, Md.; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Newman and Dorothy Kendall, both of Colonial Beach; two brothers, Lepius Newman of Colonial Beach and Linwood Newman of King George; one goddaughter, Lecola Pierce; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends who loved her.
A viewing was held on April 23, at New Monrovia Baptist Church in Colonial Beach, followed by the funeral. Interment was in Historyland Memorial Park Cemetery in King George.
Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements.

Alvin R. Tate

Alvin R. Tate died Friday, April 22, 2011, at Farnham Manor, where he had been a resident since 2005.
He was born on October 27, 1932, in Rollins Fork. Up until his stroke in 2002, which led to his residence in assisted living, he had been a farmer, spending most of his life on the same small farm where he was born.
He was an Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie R. and Mamie L. Tate; his brother, William M. Tate; and his sister, Elinor Victoria Inscoe.
He is survived by his former wife, Eula Mae Tate, and their children, Alvin W. Tate, Victoria L. Tate, Bonnie W. Neal, Ann E. Tate and Ellen Marshall and their families, which include nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Helen M. Tate; two nephews; and his dear friend Mary M. Nash.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Farnham Manor for the exceptional and loving care they provided.
A funeral service was held Tues., April 26, at Grace United Methodist Church, Rollins Fork. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, Box 608, Oak Grove, VA, 22443, or Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Box 1310, Oak Grove, VA, 22443.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Lottie Smith Mace

Lottie Smith Mace, 101, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, April 25, 2011, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center.
Lottie was a member of the Eastern Star in Northern Virginia.
She is survived by her son, Harry “June” Smith (Barbara), of Colonial Beach; her grandchildren, David Hendrix, Kenny Lee Harrison (Michelle), and Barbara Madison (John); great-grandchildren Colin, Emily, Ian and Michael; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lottie was preceded in death by her daughter, Irene Hendrix; three sisters; and three brothers.
A memorial service was held Friday, April 29, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. William Bowler officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Pearl E. Streets Carter

Pearl E. Carter, 83, of Blunt Creek, N.C., formerly of King George County, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Blunt Creek.
Daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth Streets, she was born September 7, 1928 in King George County, Virginia.
Pearl received her education in the King George County Public School System. She confessed her belief in Christ at an early age and attended Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in King George.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Joseph Carter. From this union three children was born. Pearl transferred her membership to St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, where her husband was a member.
Pearl is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Carter, son Ralph Streets, two sisters Dorothy Russ and Sadie Carter, two brothers Robert Streets and Clarence Streets.
She leaves to cherish her memory her three children; Mary Carter Battle (Joe) of Blounts Creek, NC, Joseph Carter, Jr. (Ethel) of Fredericksburg, and Charles Streets of King George; three grandchildren, Darnise Carter, Dorian Carter, and Joe Carter, one great grandchild Adarius Carter, a devoted niece Ethel Washington of King George; one sister Lottie Frenzley of King George, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends Friday, Apr. 29, 2011, 10 a.m. at St. Stephens Baptist Church, 9142 Comorn Road, King George.  A funeral will follow at the church at 11 a.m. with interment in the church cemetery.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Online guest book can be signed at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Creed C. Eller

Creed C. Eller, 78, of King George County passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011, at home.
Creed was born in Rayburn County, Ga. He retired as a U.S. government employee at NSWC, Dahlgren, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marie R. Eller; two daughters, Karen Sorrell (Ritchie), of King George and Kathi Bezeredi (Dan), of Spotsylvania County; a son, Kevin Eller (Regina), of King George; a brother, Rondal Eller of King George; three sisters, Barbara Jenkins and Joyce Fines, both of King George, and Doris Rogers of Ashland; three grandsons; three granddaughters; and three great-grandsons.
Creed was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Ellen Eller.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed. April 27 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ted James officiating. Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090; or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Galen Eugene Sembower

Galen Eugene Sembower, 67, died in his home in King George, VA on Saturday, April 23, 2011 after a three year battle with Multiple Myeloma.  He was born n Cumberland, MD, on July 4, 1943, but grew up across the state line in Hyndman, PA.  
Galen was very active in scouting and became an Eagle Scout in 1960.  After graduating from Hundman High School, he attended Allegany Technical Inst. in Pittsburg, PA, where he received a degree as an Electronics Technician.
He then enlisted in the Army in 1963, served as a calibrations technician and radar repairman in France and Germany.  After an honorable discharge in 1966, he worked as a calibrations technician for Martin Marietta in Baltimore and then Bunker Ramo in Silver Springs.  He then settled into a career with IBM that lasted until his retirement in 1994.  He worked another ten years for and retired from Lockheed Martin, to his home in King George.  He loved yard work, Corvettes, golf and socializing with friends and neighbors.  He was an active member in the United Methodis Men’s Group.  
Galen is survived by his wife, Janice Lee Sembower, of King George; a son, Allen Lee Sembower, of King George; a daughter, Cathy Ann Sembower, of Charleston, SC; a sister, Carolyn Lehman, of Buffalo Mills PA; and three grandsons.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011, at Trinity United Methodist Church, in King George, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation of Richmond, VA or Trinity United Methodist Church, King George, VA.

Lucille Alma Rhame Carver

 Lucille Alma Carver, 86, a resident of Colonial Beach since 1971, passed away April 14, 2011.
An intimate service was held at her place of rest at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
 Mrs. Carver was born in Columbia, SC in 1924. She grew up in Washington D.C. and attended McKinley High School.
Mrs. Carver was a Baptist and regularly attended services by the Colonial Beach Baptist Church during her stay at the Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
She married her high school sweetheart, Fred Carver in 1947. Mrs. Carver retired from the National Institute of Health in Bethesda MD.   
Mrs. Carver was most known for her loving demeanor and philanthropic tendencies. Even in the throes of Alzheimer’s disease, she could still recite church hymns and gospels.
Survivors include her sons Fred (Skip) and his wife Brownie: Warren and his wife Lori: grandchildren Russell Carver, Christopher Carver (wife, Kathy), Katie Spiekerman (husband, Chuck) and great-grandchildren, Jacob and William.

Area Deaths - April 20, 2011

Thomas Lee Pullen

Thomas Lee Pullen, 55, of Spotsylvania County passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011, at his home.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 34 years, Deborah Lee Pullen; his son, Christopher Thomas Pullen and his fiancee, Crystal Bryant, and his daughter, “Little Debbie,” all of Spotsylvania; five grandchildren, Celes, Caden, Michael, Trinity and Kylie, all of Spotsylvania; his brother, Larry Pullen (Liz), of Winchester; his sister, Darlene Pullen and her life partner, Jennifer, of AZ; his half brother, James Reid of King George; his mother-in-law, Patricia Sudduth of Spotsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held in his honor Thursday, April 14, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, Fredericksburg.
Online condolences may be expressed to Thomas’ family at foundandsons.com.

Courtney Jordan

Courtney Jordan, 83, of Fairview Beach died Saturday, April 9, 2011.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at Potomac Baptist Church, King George.
Found and Sons Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Regina Catherine Donahue

Regina Catherine Donahue, 85, of Stafford County, formerly of Fairfax, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her late husband of 59 years, Conrad Donahue.
She is survived by 10 children, Conrad James Donahue of Middletown, RI, Anne Donahue-Bethel of Woodbridge, Stephen Donahue of Toronto, Canada, Paul Donahue of Pittsburgh, PA, Tom Donahue of Burgess, Mark Donahue of Newport, William Donahue of Stafford, Mary Donahue of Baltimore, MD, Teresa Donahue-Markham of Palmyra and Lori Donahue-Misenko of Mechanicsville; 23 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.
The family received friends Sunday, April 17, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Friday, April 15, at St. William of York Catholic Church. Interment was Monday, April 18, in Quantico National Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonstafford.com.

Annette Ross

Annette Ross, 45, of Tappahannock departed this life Monday, April 11, 2011, in a Richmond hospital.
She is survived by five sisters, Arlene Roane, Beverly Johnson, Phyllis D. Ross, Donnetta Harvey and Samantha Price; and one brother, James R. Ross.
A visitation was held at Washington Funeral Home,  and  St. John Baptist Church, where the funeral was held on Saturday, April 16,  with the Rev. Linwood Jones officiating.Interment was in the church cemetery. Online guest book is at washingtonfh.com.
Marcella Racine Purdy
Marci Purdy, 52, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at her home in Owings Mills, MD, after a 17-year battle with cancer.
Born June 12, 1958, in Kansas City, MO, she was the daughter of Barbara Racine and the late Robert Racine of Colonial Beach. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 17 years, Wayne Purdy, and three brothers, Michael Racine (Jackie), of Fenton, MI, Richard Racine (Margaret), of Colonial Beach, and William Racine (Pam), of Virginia Beach.
Marci lived most of her life in Virginia Beach, and was a 1976 graduate of Princess Anne High School. In a family with three boys, she was the only one to play high school football.
She pursued a career with the U.S. Air Force, where she became a technical sergeant (E6), and later was a weather technician. She was responsible for the “go-ahead” for one of the space shuttle missions and was personally congratulated by President Reagan. A veteran of the Persian Gulf War, Marci’s military career took her across the globe. She retired after 20 years of service.
In 1990 Marci met her husband, Wayne, in Aviano, Italy. Marci and Wayne enjoyed the world together, They loved to travel with friends and family.
She earned two master’s degrees in aeronautical science and professional aeronautics. Marci began another career with the Army Corps of Engineers as a safety officer, and most recently worked for the Office of Homeland Security.
Her love of dogs was evident with Jake, Shultzy, Gretchen, Foxy, Roxy and Rusty.
She was an active member of the Colonial Yacht Club in Colonial Beach and King George American Legion Post 89.
Marci’s body was donated to science. Final arrangements are being made for a military burial with full honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a high school scholarship that has been set up in her name at Colonial Yacht Club, Box 359, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.

Frances A. Musselman-Sullivan

Frances Addair Musselman-Sullivan, a kind and gentle soul, left this earth Wednesday, April 13, 2011, to spend eternity in heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Frances was a homemaker while here on earth, giving love, kindness and Christian guidance to all who came into her life. She was born on Nov. 3, 1936, in WV to Marshall and Chloe Deskins Addair, who went to heaven before her.
Although she had lived in Stafford County since her teen years, she always called WV home. She was a talented musician who played the guitar and various other stringed instruments and sang beautifully until her last days. She could sing anything, but “mountain music” was her favorite and she took pride in her heritage.
She had such great pride for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Frances is survived by her daughter, Theresa M. Boutchyard (Richard); her two sons, H. Wesley Musselman (Pam), and Scott M. Musselman (Melissa); nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, with another one due in June; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She came from a large family of which three sisters remain: Ruby Love of Caroline County, Josephine Jett of Spotsylvania County and Shirley Jones of Roanoke.
Frances was preceded in death by her late husband, Wayne Sullivan; and three sisters and two brothers, who all went to heaven before her.

A funeral was held at Monday, April 18, at Ramoth Baptist Church, with Pastor Brent Vickery officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Frances’ family at foundandsons.com.

Matthew David Manning

Matthew David Manning, 55, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at his residence.
He received his bachelor’s degree in English literature from Virginia Commonwealth University and his master’s in library science from Florida State University.
He is survived by his sister, Susan Wilson (Glenn), of Richlands, NC; two brothers, Mark Manning (Donna), of Lexington, KY, and Daniel Manning of King George; niece Melissa Manning; and nephew Christopher Manning. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Crystal Keneman Manning.
The service will be private.
Arrangements are being handled by Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

Joyce S. Coates

Joyce S. Coates, 79, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011, at her home.
Joyce was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Colonial Beach Baptist Church, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a contributor with Jackie Shinn to the “Remember When” column in the Westmoreland News. Joyce also ran the Another Time Antique Shop in Colonial Beach with Jackie Shinn.
Joyce was the widow of Frank F. Coates Jr. and is survived by her son, Frank F. Coates III (Candace), of Colonial Beach; two grandchildren, Frank F. Coates IV (Michele), of Colonial Beach and Ashley Coates Gray (Paul), of King George; a great-grandson, Hunter Coates Bristow of Colonial Beach; and her lifelong friend Jackie Shinn.
The family received friends Tuesday, April 19, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church, with the Rev. Johnny Almond officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oak Grove.
Contributions may be sent to Colonial Beach Baptist Church, Box 27, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443; or Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Jerry Bruce Redford

Jerry Bruce Redford, 66, of Warsaw, VA died April 13, 2011, at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.
Born November 7, 1944, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Hampton A. and the late Nellie C. Redford.
He attended public schools in Washington, DC, which is where he was born and raised, until he relocated to Prince George’s County, MD.  He was a resident of Warsaw, VA, and was formally of King George, VA.
He was extremely talented and took great pride in his work as a landscaper.
His October 5, 1978 marriage to the late Dawn M. Redford (Pitner) was blessed with five children.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn M. Redford, and his sister, Mary Lorraine Janey.
He is survived by his daughters, Sherry Butler (Tyrone), Jerri and her fiancé Brad, Dawn (Jason), and Donna and her fiancé Clifton; and his son, Guy S. Redford (JR).
He is also survived by his grandchildren: Tiffany, Tiara & Karlee Butler; Arianna, Tyreek & Caden Carroll; Skye Redford, James (LJ), Isaac & Jasmine Smith; Gabriel & Dameon Southard; William King, Jordan Redford, Brittany Kline and Nevaeh Lambert; his brother, John F. Redford;  his sister, Anna Marie Robbins; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home, Indian Head, MD.

Area Deaths - March 16, 2011

Grace Ellen Little Wright

Grace Ellen Little Wright, 77, of Richmond, formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Envoy of Stratford Hill Nursing Center.
She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and the community Bible study.
She is survived by her daughter, Cathy McComber of Colonial Beach; three sons, William Little of Charles Town, WV, Steve Little of Richmond, and Mike Little of Colonial Beach; sister Gladys Staples; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Corbit Little and Joseph Wright; and her son Cortis Little.
A funeral service was held on Friday, March 11 at Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with burial in National Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

William “Buck” Staples

William “Buck” Staples, 62, of Rappahannock Academy died Monday, March 7, 2011, at his home.
He was a life member of Port Royal Volunteer Fire Dept. and a member of Montague Baptist Church in King George. He retired from Dahlgren Garage, and was a devoted husband.
He is survived by his wife, Viola Staples of the home; his daughters, Kate Bryant of Rappahannock Academy and Sheila Hall of Louisa County; and two grandchildren who were his world, Chelsea Bryant and Miguel Staples. He is also survived by his sisters, Betty Staples of Corbin, Diane Grewe of Camp Hill, Pa., and Doris Madison and Linda White of King George.
A was held Friday, March 11, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George, with the Rev. Kenneth Brooks officiating. A burial, with fire department honors, followed in Historyland Memorial Park.
Buck’s family requests donations be made to Port Royal Vol. Fire Dept., Box 119, Port Royal, VA. 22535.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Evelyn Sullivan Eustace

Evelyn Sullivan Eustace, 89, of Spotsylvania County died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, March 8, 2011.
Evelyn was born in Stafford County, one of 11 children. She was the daughter of Rosser and Bertha Jett Sullivan. She graduated from Falmouth High School and worked at Grants in downtown Fredericksburg.
She and her husband moved to Spotsylvania in 1953 to raise their family. Evelyn was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker and avid gardener known for her canned vegetables, fruits and jams.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Vernon L. Eustace; four children, Rebecca Mills (Donald),  of Spotsylvania, Carol Butler of King George, V. Lee Eustace Jr.  (Barbara), of Spotsylvania and Deborah Britt (Phillip),of Knoxville, TN; nine grandchildren, Samantha Knott (Jim), of Raleigh, N.C., Carrie Mills of Richmond, Jon Butler (Christin), of Williamsburg, Jessica Butler of King George, Amanda Cornett of Spotsylvania, Heather Gaydish (Chris), of Ruther Glen, Lee Eustace III of Richmond, Katherine Britt of Knoxville and David Britt of Knoxville; two great-grandchildren, Julianna Cornett and Addison Cornett; two sisters, Patricia Moore and Olive Simmons; brother Eugene Sullivan; sister-in-law Beth Sullivan; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Marc Butler.
A funeral service was held Sat. March 12 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.  Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Robert Joseph Solbach

Robert Joseph Solbach, 90, of Harrisonburg passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.
Bob was born March 3, 1921, in Washington, D.C., and was the son of the late Clemens J. and Alice E. Solbach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Betty Jean Partin.
Bob had worked at the Navy Yard in DC as a machinist for many years before joining Amoco as an oil delivery driver until his retirement in 1976. He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed baseball and was known by his family as the world’s greatest grandpa.
Bob is survived by a sister, Teresa Doten of Cheyenne, WY; three grandchildren, Jean M. Bear, Robert J. Partin Sr. and Christina A. Munson; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Saturday, March 12, at Virginia Memorial Gardens in King George, with the Rev. Dan Bassett officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Arthritis Fdn. at 2201 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220; or Colonial Beach Moose Lodge 1267, Box 217, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at kygers.com.

Mary Jo Ross

Mary Jo Ross, 83, of King George went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mary Jo was born in Elkins, WV Most of her life she lived in southern Florida with her husband, Norman, and their family. Six years ago she and Norman moved to King George. Mary Jo, a believer in Christ’s salvation and always an active member in Baptist churches, became a member of Oakland Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Norman, whom she described as the love of her life; son Harold Ross (Debbi), of Dandridge, TN; two daughters, Barbara Kultau (Cary), of Cookeville, TN; and Beth Jo Hedges (Cliff), of King George; sister Valda Martin of Savannah, Ga.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Oakland Baptist Church on Sunday, March 13.
Memorials may be made in her name to the building fund of Oakland Baptist Church, 5520 James Madison Parkway, King George, Va. 22485.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Lucille Lunsford Alderton

Lucille Lunsford Alderton, born June 29, 1905, died at her home at the age of 105 on Wednesday, March 9, 2011.
She was the eldest child of Margaret Lynn and John Swetnam Lunsford of Independent Hill, near Manassas. Lucille grew up on the family farm with her eight siblings: Charles, Hazel, Colvin, John, Gordon, Early, Elsie and Floyd, all of whom she survived.
She survived the 1918 influenza epidemic, which claimed her younger brother, Colvin. Her early life was quite different from the lives we currently live. She grew up in a household that made its own butter from the milk of the family cows, preserved its food from the family vegetable garden and made their own clothes. The rural community was without electricity; the house was lit by lamps and heated by woodstoves. She attended Smithfield Primary School near Minnieville and Bethel High School near Agnewville. Lucille was 15 years old before women were allowed to vote.
She began her professional career in fashion at Woodward & Lothrop in Washington, D.C., following graduation. Two years later she married Richard Pearson and they had one son, Keith. Following her husband’s tragic accidental death, Lucille returned to Washington for several years to live and work.
On Sept. 21, 1935, Lucille married longtime friend Anderson Troxell Alderton in a ceremony performed by Troxell’s father, the minister of White Oak Baptist Church near Fredericksburg. After her marriage, she resumed her career as assistant manager and buyer at the Fashion Plate in Fredericksburg. She was a force in the success of that excellent shop for 22 years. She was a member of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women.
Upon retirement, Lucille and Troxell acquired 80 acres in King George County and made their home there. They traveled America extensively by car. Lucille often hosted the annual family Thanksgiving dinner and was involved in the lives of her brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews. She was an active member of Colonial Beach Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Following Troxell’s death in 1989, Lucille moved to a cottage on the farm of her sister and husband, Elsie and Clay Williams in King George, where she resided until the time of her death.
She became a member of the King George Methodist Church and made many contributions of her time, energy, baked goods and support to numerous causes including the Colonial Beach Church scholarship fund, the Ruritans, the Opportunity Shop and the Methodist Men’s and Women’s organizations.
Lucille was predeceased by her son, Keith, and her husband of over 50 years, Troxell Alderton. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Lunsford and Martha Lunsford; and three grandchildren, Ken Pearson, Richard Pearson and Lucille Peterson. She is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews: Annie, Linda, Gail, Richard, Marie, Kathy, Jane, Barbara, Sally, Margaret, Ronnie, Faye, Donna and Earnest; and numerous great-nieces and -nephews.
A tribute service was held Sunday, March 13, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. in Stonewall Memory Gardens, 12004 Lee Highway, Manassas, Va. 20109, on Wednesday, March 16.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Clay and Elsie Williams Rural Conservation Scholarship and sent to the Community Foundation, Box 208, Fredericksburg, Va. 22404; or to the King George Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Attn: Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Ida Louise Byrd

Mrs. Ida Louise Byrd, 62, of Colonial Beach entered into eternal rest Tuesday, March 8, 2011.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 45 years, Milton Byrd; two daughters, Audrey Redmond (Paul), of Fredericksburg and Lisa McGee of Forestville, MD; three grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Self (Lucille), of TX and Lloyd Self of Maryland; three sisters, Alice Saunders (Edward), of Montross, Deborah Gray (James), of KS and Georgia Phillips (Eldridge), of Petersburg; five brothers-in-law, Charles Byrd (Alberta), Thomas Byrd (Rosa Marie), Everett Byrd (Rose) and Edward Byrd, all of Colonial Beach; two sisters-in-law, Marsha Self of KS and Beatrice Berry (William) of MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother, John Randall Self.
A funeral was held Monday, March 14, at Little Zion Baptist Church in Oak Grove, with burial following in Grant’s Hill Cemetery.
Lee’s Funeral Home in King George is handling the arrangements.

Mary Newman

Mary Newman, 56, of Colonial Beach died Saturday, March 12, 2011. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Lee Funeral Home, King George, is handling arrangements.

DeAzahne Armonteon Winston

DeAzahne Armonteon Winston, 7, of Tappahannock departed this life Tuesday, March 8, 2011.
He is survived by his parents, Angel Jones (and Dennis Outlaw) and Joseph Winston of Washington, D.C.; one brother, DeJahne Winston of Tappahannock; and grandparents Evelyn and Arnold Sorrell of Tappahannock, Ezell Jones of Washington, D.C., and Cynthia Winston of Montross.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 17, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, and from 5 to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, on the corner of Church Lane and Marsh St. in Tappahannock, where the funeral will be at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Vernon Keeve officiating, and the Rev. Connie Jones as eulogist.
Interment will be private.

Area Deaths - April 13, 2011

Gertha Bea Campbell

Gertha Bea Campbell, 75, of King George County, passed away Friday, April 1, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.

She is survived by her children, Kenneth Hall, Ronald Hall, Darlene Hall, Kelvin Hall (Rachell), and Avant Hall; one sister, Virgie Byers; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great- grandson.

A celebration of her life was held Saturday, April 9, at Chosen Ministries P.W.C.  Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made in her name to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Joyce J. DeShazo

Joyce J. “Peggy” DeShazo, 70, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at her home.
Peggy worked with her husband at Tom’s Body Shop for a number of years. She attended Hollywood Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas L. DeShazo; daughter Tyonnia W. Jett (Junior), of Fredericksburg; son Ralph N. Wine of Fredericksburg; three stepchildren, Tammy DeBernard (Van), of King George, Rebecca Richards of Spotsylvania County, and Thomas DeShazo Jr. (Teresa)of King George; two grandsons, Brandon Jett (Amber), of Rockford, IL, and Justin Jett of Blacksburg; and numerous step-grandchildren.

A funeral was held Monday, April 11, at Hollywood Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Rick Ritchie officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.

Online guest book will be available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - March 9, 2011

Thomas H. Williams

Thomas Henry Williams Jr., beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, was born June 9, 1934, at Freedman’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., to Thomas Henry Williams Sr. and Roberta Smith Williams. He went to his eternal rest on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at approximately 1:30 p.m. at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond.
Thomas, sometimes known as “Bobby,” of King George, and his wife, Loretta, were married for more than 47 years. They were married in Goochland, at the home of her deceased grandmother.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta; four children, Lorinda T. Jeter of King George, Anthony T. Williams  (Linda), of King George, Nathan H. Williams  (Monica), of Henrico, and Sharon Y. Hayden (Paul), of Spotsylvania County; three sisters, Peggyanne Whitley of Camp Spring, MD, Ro-Burma Ware of Randallstown, MD, and Janice Wallace of Washington, DC; one brother, Miguel Williams of Suitland, MD; seven grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Thomas attended Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C. He was a Korean War veteran, and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. Of the many places he was stationed, his favorite location was Greenland, where he especially enjoyed mountain climbing. He attended the National Art Academy and had an apprenticeship with the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C., where one of his more interesting duties was working with Congressional Records. He was also on the Metropolitan Police Force in Washington, D.C., and worked at the Library of Congress for several years, where he met his wife, Loretta. He also worked at White Packing Plant in King George and Printpack in Fredericksburg.
Thomas had several hobbies: hunting, fishing, photography and traveling. He especially enjoyed family histories, which is why he spent so much of his time working with genealogy.
A funeral was held Saturday, March 5 at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg, with Elder Lindsay O. Green officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fredericksburg.
The family asks that contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be expressed at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Betty C. Sprouse

Betty C. Sprouse, our dear, sweet Mom, Mudder and Granny, was called home by her Savior at the blessed age of 86. Betty, originally of Charlottesville, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Westmoreland Rehab and Healthcare Center in Colonial Beach.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Sprouse; her siblings; and her parents.
She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Larry, (Dotti), of Colonial Beach. She also leaves four granddaughters, Angie (Mac), Faith, Tami (Artie), and Lori, to cherish many memories. She was the very proud great-grandmother of six, Mac, Kyle, Kayli, Dylan, Madi and Hayden. She also leaves behind a special nephew, Don Bickers and his family of Charlottesville.
Granny blessed all of our lives with so many laughs and plenty of memories. She loved to shop and could cook a meal made for a king. She had many friends whom she loved dearly and treated as family. Her family was the highlight of her life and she took great joy in watching it grow.
Our family would like to express our gratitude to the staff of Westmoreland Rehab and Healthcare Center for their loving care and kindness shown in the last few years of her life.
A celebration of Granny’s life with a graveside service was held Monday, March 7, in Riverview Cemetery in Charlottesville, where she will be laid to rest to join Papa. The Rev. Larry Wingfield will officiate.
Contributions may be made to Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Leonard Leroy Holmes

Leonard Leroy Holmes, 55, of King George County passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.
A funeral service was held Monday, March 7 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Darnell Howard officiating. Burial followed in First Baptist Church of Ambar cemetery in King George.
Online condolences may be expressed to Leonard’s family at foundandsons.com.

Margurete P. Corr

Margurete P. Corr, 93, of Fredericksburg passed away Friday, March 4, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Corr was a member of Round Oak Baptist Church and a former member of Zora Baptist Church. She worked for Coca-Cola and Janny-Marshall Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Corr. Survivors include her sister, Lillian Mills; four nieces, Annie Mae Jones of Spotsylvania County, Ann Ritter of Dale City, Virginia Flournoy of Florida and Trudi Barnes of Montross; two nephews, John Bullock Jr. and James Bullock Sr., both of Spotsylvania; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
A funeral was held Monday, March 7 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Randolph M. Newsome officiating. Interment  followed in Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Bullock Jr., James Bullock Sr., Jay Phillips, Tony Bullock, Eddie Bullock, Chris Bullock and Neal Bullock.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Eugene W. Bowie

Eugene W. Bowie Sr., 88, of Oak Grove went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 4, 2011.
He was born on March 8, 1922, at Laurel Grove Farm in Oak Grove. Mr. Bowie was a U.S. Navy combat veteran, serving during World War II in the South Pacific. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he came home to work the family farm and to be a waterman. Later he also worked in real estate, helped run Bowie Brothers Sand and Gravel and established and ran Winter Harbor Seafood in Oak Grove for 25 years.
Mr. Bowie is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Virginia P. Bowie of the home; two sons, Eugene W. Bowie Jr.(Max), and Larry W. Bowie(Judy); grandchildren Merci Bowie (Josh Lukens),Gabrielle Bowie, Eugene Bowie III(Micah), Beth Bowie, Brandon Bowie and Whitney Cannon (Shawn); and great-grandchildren Kyra Newnam, Nicholas Silvestri, Eugene Bowie IV and A.J. and Brayden Cannon. Other survivors include his brother George Bowie (Marie); his sister Dollie Bowie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bowie was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elizabeth Bowie; his brother Charles “Legs” Bowie; and his sisters Agnes Moss and Sophie Tillette.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks for the very loving care given by Linda Beavers, Dina Stephan and Margaret Stephan. Your kindness and devotion shown to our “Pop” will never be forgotten.
A funeral was held Tuesday, March 12, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randall Snipes officiating. Interment followed in St. Peter’s cemetery, Oak Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1096 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove, Va. 22443; or Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - April 6, 2011

Joe Ferguson

Joe Louis Ferguson, 62, of King George County passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Stafford Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Elaine Ferguson; one daughter, Katisha Washington; one son, Joe “Joey” Ferguson Jr.; two brothers, John and Al Ferguson; two stepdaughters, Wanda Gross and Angela Scott; one stepson, Billy Scott; and 12 grandchildren.
A viewing was held Friday, April 1, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home in Port Royal.
The funeral was held Saturday, April 2, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Port Royal, with the Rev. Lewis Yancey officiating. Burial followed in Mount Lawn Cemetery.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Randolph David Hopkins

Randolph David “Ranny” Hopkins passed away Friday, April 1, 2011, at the Mary Washington Convalescent & Nursing Care Home in Colonial Beach after a lengthy illness.
Ranny was born on Dec. 4, 1926, and was a lifelong resident of Colonial Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alice Dishman Hopkins; two sons, David Hopkins (Donna), of Fredericksburg and Douglas Hopkins (Heidi), of King George ; a daughter, Norma Griffin (Steve), of New Market, Md.; five grandchildren, Zachary and Jacob Hopkins, Kailyn Manseau and Amanda and Kenneth Hopkins; a great-grandson, Connor Manseau; and a sister, Patricia Rose of Colonial Beach.
He was preceded in death by siblings William Hopkins, Marjorie Toney, Elizabeth Conklin, Marion Lemons, John Hopkins and Donald Hopkins.
Ranny spent his lifetime involved with water activities including fishing, shrimping and as a ferry boat crewman. He retired after more than 25 years as a marine patrol officer with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, April 9, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the family receiving friends an hour prior to the service.
A private interment will be held in Pope’s Creek Baptist Church cemetery at a later time.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in his name to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department or the American Cancer Society.
The family would like to thank the staff at Mary Washington Convalescent & Nursing Care Home for their exemplary care during his stay with them.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Mary Turlington

Mary Turlington, age 77, of Blackberry Lane in Mrytle Beach,SC, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Conway Medical Center.
Mrs. Turlington was born in Danville, VA, a daughter of the late Raymond Lawson and Hannah Sizer Adams. She was a member of Grand Strand Baptist Church and retired from the United States Government, Patent and Trademark Office.
 Mrs. Turlington was a Realtor with Re/Max Allegiance, Colonial Beach, VA.  In 2004, she and her husband moved to Myrtle Beach, SC, where she continued her real estate career with Re/Max Ocean Forest, retiring in September, 2010.
 Surviving are her husband, Gene T. Turlington of Myrtle Beach, SC, one son, David Smoot  (Tonya), Roanoke, VA, one sister, Shirley Terry (Jack),  Conway, SC, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two nephews, special niece, Sandra Terry, special friend, Janice Stone, and her special children, Cuddles, Precious and Kitty Cat.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 5 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with Rev. Kevin Lambert officiating.  Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
 Sign the online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Joan B. Ferrell

Joan B. Ferrell, 74, of King George County passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at home.
Joan was a retired dispatcher for the King George Sheriff’s office, and was a longtime member of Round Hill Baptist Church.
Her hobbies included working with flowers, gardening, feeding and watching birds at her home.
Joan is survived by a son, Michael Wayne Motley of Virginia; a brother Rodney B. Ferrell and his wife Barbara, of King George; two nieces, Anna Marie Langrehr and Shelly Ferrell, both of North Carolina; a nephew, Ernie Lopez of King George.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and Bernard Ferrell and her longtime companion, Lacy Richardson.
The family wishes to thank the many caregivers she had over the last months.  
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 8 at Round Hill Baptist Church, King George with the Rev. Ted James officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m. Thurs. April 7 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Round Hill Baptist Church, Box 467, KG, VA, 22485 or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpointe Pkwy, Frederibkcburg, VA 22407.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - March 2, 2011

Virgil A. Folden, Jr.

Virgil A. Folden Jr. passed away at his home on Feb. 22, 2011, after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 86 years old.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances; his children, Nancy Kelly (Frank), Val Folden and Leigh Kimball; and three grandchildren, Wiley and Benjamin Kimball and Kate Kelly.
Mr. Folden worked as an aeronautical engineer at Dahlgren Naval Weapons Laboratory, earning a patent for his development of an undersea pressure-sensitive actuator. A Bronze Star recipient veteran of World War II, he continued to serve his country in the Army Reserves, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
A celebration of his life was held at Trinity Episcopal Church on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m.
The family requests that donations be made in Mr. Folden’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675-8517; to the American Red Cross, Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA, 50340-2018; or to Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA, 02780.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Frances Brockenbrough Arnest

Frances Brockenbrough Arnest, 92, born Jan. 19, 1919, at Locust Farm near Kinsale, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at The Orchard in Warsaw.
Frances was the eldest of the five children of Harry Lee Arnest and Fanny Tyler Griffith Arnest.
Although she lived in Arlington for most of her life, growing up, going to school, and then living there while she worked in Washington, D.C., she had deep roots in Westmoreland County. She spent many vacations and parts of each summer on family visits to Poplar Hill in Hague.
She was devoted to her entire family and had a special affection for her three brothers, of whom she was immensely proud.
Frances was a quintessential career girl. She started working for Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. when she was 18 and remained there for more than 30 years. She was the secretary to the vice president at the time of her retirement. She enjoyed being independent and self-sufficient. She was smart, funny and stylish.
Frances retired to Mount Holly, building herself a house on “the hill,” as she liked to call it, a beautiful spot on the Nomini River where her parents had a weekend cottage. She will long be remembered for her warm hospitality and sparkling personality. She always had a ready supply of good food and amusing stories.
From Mount Holly, Frances moved to Chancellor’s Village in Fredericksburg, and then moved to The Orchard in Warsaw.
Frances was predeceased by her brothers Harry Lee Arnest Jr. and Carter Douglas Arnest; and her sister, Emily Faith Williams. She is survived by her brother Phillip Griffith Arnest; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Frances was blessed with special friends, among them Erica Kasten, Ellen Thomas, Kim Harvey and Jerry Evans. The family extends their thanks to the staff and caregivers at The Orchard for their many kindnesses during her stay there.
There was a graveside service Saturday, Feb. 26, at Yeocomico Church in Tucker Hill. The family received friends at the home of Mrs. Harry Lee Arnest Jr., in Kinsale, the night before.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Erika Anna Vastag

Erika Anna Vastag, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, with her husband by her side. Her death was sudden and unexpected.
Erika was born on July 25, 1941, in Czechoslovakia to the late Leo and Anna Titz. She was one of eight children and grew up in Bavaria, Germany. Erika met her husband there in 1961 and moved to the United States in 1971. Her family was the focus of her life. She also loved hunting for treasures and working outdoors.
Erika is survived by her husband, Bela J. Vastag; four children, sons Bela, Eric and Ralf, and daughter Eva; and four grandchildren.
A private memorial service was held in King George.
Erika Vastag, lovingly known as “The Mutt” by those close to her, will be dearly missed.

Will Kay Green, Jr.

Will Kay Green Jr., 69, of King George departed this life Feb. 23, 2011, in a Fredericksburg hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Irmentrud Green; two daughters, Marion Green of Hustle and Lisa Roye of Tappahannock; one son, Will Davis Green of Hustle; a sister, Marion Lomax of Arlington; a brother, Louis Green of Hustle; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A visitation was held Friday, Feb. 25, from at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock.
A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 26, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Supply, with the Rev. Irving Woolfork officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
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Nina Hummel Kelly

Nina Hummel Kelly passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.
She was born Sep. 5, 1919, to Patra and Frederick Hummel in Bell Buckle, Tenn. Nina was the youngest of four daughters. Her sisters, Helene, Mildred and Argie, predeceased her.
On Dec. 20, 1941, she married Ralph White Kelly, whom she had met while his Army unit was performing military maneuvers on her parents’ farm. Ralph served in the Army for more than 30 years, and Nina was a wonderful military wife.
She moved at least 34 times, sewed nearly all the clothes for her three daughters and herself, and served gourmet meals to family and friends. She worked hard and was good at everything she did from listening to sewing, cooking, gardening and cultivating roses.
Ralph and Nina retired from their military life in 1966 and moved to Winston-Salem, N.C.
Ralph passed away in June 1988 after a four year struggle with cancer, through which Nina nursed him. She continued to live independently in Winston-Salem until moving to independent living in Chancellor’s Senior Village in Fredericksburg in the fall of 2007.
Nina is survived by her three daughters and their husbands: Dinah Redding (John) of Potomac, MD, Nancy Staton (Robin), of Dahlgren and Kathy Hays(Chris), of Arlington, TX.
She is also survived by her five grandchildren and their spouses, Kenneth Redding (Karen), of Houston, Texas, Jennifer Redding Estes (Frank), of Fairfax, Brian Staton (Andrea), of Denver, Malinda Staton Urfalioglu (Cem), of Denver and Conner Hays of College Station, Texas. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, James Redding, Jonathan Redding and Ayla Urfalioglu, plus one great-grandchild on the way. There are also numerous nephews and nieces.
Following a visitation at the funeral home, a graveside service was held in the Yadkinville Cemetery by Rev. Linda Kelly.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Gentry Family Funeral Services in Yadkinville, NC.

Molly Kate Nogrady

Molly Kate Nogrady, 20, a child of God of Fairview Beach in King George, was called home to be with her Father in Heaven on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at 5:01 a.m due to a vehicle accident. She died at the scene.
Molly was born at home in Riverside, Calif. Her family moved to Washington State when she was only 8 months old, then spent 11 years in Nebraska before moving to King George just four short years ago.
Molly had always been a beacon of light to all who knew her. She had a natural curiosity and a passion for life. Her need to be challenged kept her living perpetually on the edge. If Molly wasn’t standing on the edge, she saw no challenge. She was driven to save the world no matter the cost to her. Her strong belief in God saved a lot of souls in her very short time on our earth. Molly was in her first semester of college and was scheduled to receive four awards, which her mother will accept on her behalf.
Molly had always been a shining star and touched many lives wherever she was. She had a heart that was full of pain and loaded with love, a combination she tried and tried to reconcile. The demons she fought day after day were finally banished as she was lifted to Heaven. There will be no more darkness for Molly--only light! She will be missed every day by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her mother, Debra L. Nogrady-Perrell; father Thomas A. Perrell; two sisters, Sarah Elizabeth Chestnutt (Jason), and Betsy Jane Lake (Andrew), Andrew, and their two daughters, Malia and Amelia. She is also survived by her grandmother, Ruthie Bailey; her grandfather, Larry Stanley; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and second cousins. She made many friends from the West Coast to the East and everywhere in between.
A memorial in her honor Saturday, Feb. 26, at her home at 6140 6th St. in Fairview Beach, King George.
Online condolences may be expressed to Molly’s family at foundandsons.com.

Eileen Harrison Fromhart

Eileen Harrison Fromhart, 95, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.
She was the beloved wife of the late Wilbur “Pete” Fromhart; the loving mother of Patricia Johnson (Ed) and John Yeske (Ruth Brown); the cherished grandmother of Abbey Farmer, Matthew Johnson and Adam Johnson; and the great-grandmother of Lindsey Johnson and Brayden Farmer.
Born and raised in Lottsburg, she lived in Baltimore, and retired in Colonial Beach. She was active in the Women of the Moose, Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Ladies Auxiliary of BPO Elks and Colonial Beach United Methodist Church.
The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 27, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 28, at the funeral home, with burial in Historyland Memorial Park in King George.
Donations may be made to Westmoreland Rehab and Healthcare Resident Aid Fund, 2400 McKinney Blvd., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Rosa Ann Roy

Rosa Ann Roy, 89, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.
A funeral was held Tuesday, March 1, at Grant’s Hill Baptist Church. following a viewing Monday, Feb. 28, at Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home Chapel in Montross.

Gilbert N. Smith

Gilbert N. Smith, 81, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Smith; his sons, Bernard Newton and Richard Newton; his daughters, Theresa Newton, Joy Quann and Penny Wilkinson; nine grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Alma Faye Glade Bishop

Alma Faye Glade Bishop, 93, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at home in Fairfax surrounded by family.
She and her husband, Col. James F. “Pat” Bishop, resided in King George County for many years.
Alma was a graduate of the Univ.of Nebraska. She was always active in community and church activities, continuing into the last year of her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a grandson, Richard Alan Frazer; and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Schichtel.
She is survived by her daughter Pat Frazer (Richard) of King George; her son Glade Bishop of Windsor, CO; her daughter Janet Cacek (Terry), of Greeley, CO; and her son James Bishop (Judi), of Highlands Ranch, CO. Alma was also the proud grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of eight.
There will be a viewing at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in King George on Wednesday, March 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in King George on Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m., with burial to follow in the church cemetery. A luncheon reception will follow the service.
There will also be a memorial service at The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or to the Haiti Micah Project, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA, 22304 (haiti-micah.org).
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Julian C. Eckard

Julian C. “J.C. Eckard, 95, of King George County passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at Mary Washington Hospital.
J.C. retired in 1965 after many years of service a a Virginia state trooper.  He was a member of Two Rivers Baptist Church, a former member of Dahlgren Lions Club, a gardener, hunter and church deacon.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marguerite Eckard; three daughters, Sandra Cifelli (Fred), of The Villages, FL, Ressa Mason (Roy), of King George and Lyn Staples (William) of King George; three grand children, Kim Wasosky, Whitney Staples and Justin Mason; and two great grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wed., March 2 , at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Peyton Wiltshire officiating.
Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park in King George.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 1.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Two Rivers Baptist Church, Box 1325, King George, VA 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - March 30, 2011

Marjorie Jean Deem

Marjorie Jean Deem, 90, of Springfield, VA, died March 23, 2011.
Born August 21, 1920, to the late Mildred and John W. Dollman, Jean was the beloved wife of the late Jack W. Deem, Sr. and the loving mother of six children.  
Survivors include her six children,  Jack W. Deem, Jr. (Lori), Jeffrey D. Deem (Linda), Michael J. Deem, Jennifer L. Deem (Bruce), Joel R. Deem and Jeannine D. Purdy (Bart), and by her older sister Clarice Davenport.
Jean is also survived by her grandchildren, Jeffrey, Michael, Christen, Ryan,  Jack III,  Mayjean, Amanda, Benjamin and Justine; and great-grandchildren, Lauren, Camryn, Tate, Devlin, Carrie and Carter.
Relatives and friends called at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr., Alexandria, VA, Monday, March 27.
A funeral service was held on Monday, March 28, at Sunset Hills Baptist Church,  Alexandria, VA. Interment followed in Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria.  The ashes of her late husband, Jack W. Deem, Sr. were interred at the same time.
Memorial contributions may be made to DAR; the American Red Cross; Sunset Hills Baptist Church 3500 Franconia Road Alexandria, VA 22310 or Virginia Hills Baptist Church 6507 Telegraph Road Alexandria, VA 22310.
You are invited to sign the online guestbook at jeffersonfuneralchapel.com.

Phyllis Ruth Curtis

Phyllis Ruth Curtis, 68, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, after a long-term illness at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by six children, Robert Briscoe, Vicki Ridgeway, Virginia Dement, Linda Dement, Carol Hagy and Deborah Brantley; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Carol R. Lindley of Florida and Ruth Van Sickle of North Carolina. Phyllis was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Payne, and sister Janet Perrell.
No services are planned.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Jay H. Fowler

Jay H. Fowler Jr. died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family.
Jay was born on Aug. 23, 1961, to Jay and Gloria Fowler of Colonial Beach. He graduated from Colonial Beach High School in 1980, and then went on to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard for 17 years. He was a member of Grace Life Community Church. He enjoyed coaching his children in multiple sports, was an AWANA commander and in his free time, enjoyed fishing and playing racquet ball, tennis and golf.
Including his parents, Jay and Gloria, he is survived by his wife, Barbara S. Fowler; seven children, Jessie Coldwell (Willie) of Colonial Beach, Felicia Cheek (Jeff) of Dale City, Ariana Cook (Kevin) of Dale City, Espree Nall (Alain) of Dale City, Mariah Fowler, Christian Fowler, and Nelson Fowler of Dale City; one brother, Wayne Fowler (Dianne) of King George; his grandmother Thelma Hales of Colonial Beach; his in-laws, Ray and Justine Bunnell of Anderson, SC, and Ray and Betty Rivera of Rio Rancho, NM; and his seven grandchildren, Wyatt, Chase and Logan of Colonial Beach and Bryanna, Emma, Silas and Rhys of Dale City.
Family and friends were received Monday, March 28, at Grace Life Community Church, 9560 Linton Hall Road, Bristow. The funeral was held Tuesday, March 29, at the church. Interment followed in Quantico National Cemetery.

Lawrence J. Brown

Mr. Lawrence J. Brown, of King George County, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at his home on Rectory Lane after a courageous battle with cancer.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 48 years, Maria Elena Ognio Brown; and a daughter by a previous marriage, Ms. Sandra Lynn Brown.
Born in New York City on Dec. 1, 1921, Mr. Brown received his primary and secondary education there and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of the City of New York. He was a geology graduate of the University of New Mexico and obtained a master’s degree in Business administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
Qualified in five engineering disciplines, he worked successively for Continental Oil Co., the Atomic Energy Commission, the U.S. Army at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah, and finally the U.S. Navy here at Dahlgren, from which he retired in 1987 after 36 years of service.
Mr. Brown had multiple and diverse interests, most of them involving the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, hiking, motorcycling, gardening and anything that kept him physically active. His love for travel took him and his wife to all 50 states of the Union and 32 countries abroad, and yet he found time to grow and take care of indoor plants, including those in the Smoot Library, and kept himself well informed on photography and motor vehicles.
Mr. Brown was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in Gen. Patton’s 3rd Army in the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He also served in the U.S. National Guard while residing in Albuquerque.
Arrangements for burial in Arlington National Cemetery are under way. The ceremony will take place on the date designated by that institution, at which time information will be relayed to friends and associates who may wish to be present when he is laid to rest.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any one of the following: Trinity United Methodist Church, Box 155, King George, Va. 22485; St. John’s Episcopal Church, Box 134, King George, Va. 22485; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Paul’s Road, King George, Va. 22485; Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 South Point Parkway, or The American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Eugene H. Sullivan

Eugene H. “Woody” Sullivan, 82, of King George County went to be with Jesus on Saturday, March 26, 2011. He passed away peacefully the way he wished, surrounded by his children and grandchildren and their families.
Mr. Sullivan was born Feb. 5, 1929. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Wilma C. Sullivan. He was the son of Rosser and Bertha Sullivan and was youngest son of 11 children.
Mr. Sullivan was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather, always putting his family first. He loved riding his tractor, plowing his fields, taking care of his cows and traveling the countryside.
Gene, as many also called him, was on the Industrial Authority in King George County for many years. He was a member of the Stafford County Lions Club and was on the board of the Fredericksburg Fair.
Mr. Sullivan worked at the Fredericksburg Shoe Factory when he was a teenager. He then enjoyed a 42-year banking career, beginning with his first job at the People’s Bank of Stafford. He advanced to executive vice president with the Bank of Westmoreland in Colonial Beach, and its branches at King George, Dahlgren, Callao and Hague. He later continued with First Virginia Bank until his retirement.
Survivors include his loving children, Mark G. Sullivan (Janice) of Stafford; Ross A. Sullivan (Melissa) of King George; Laurie E. Settle (Thomas) of Stafford; seven grandchildren, Jonmark Sullivan (Christi), Sarah Sullivan, Keegan Sullivan, Aubrey Tzortzinis (Nick), Tim Johnson, Melissa Stanley (Wesley), and T.J. Settle (Stephanie); nine great-grandchildren, Mykenzi, Camden, and Cohen Sullivan, Tyler Johnson, Kaia Wood, Cameron and Branson Stanley and Kaitlin and Trey Settle; two sisters, Olive S. Simmons and Patricia Moore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Tuesday, March 29, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Anderson, a dear friend of the family, officiating the celebration of Eugene Sullivan’s life. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312 or to the American Heart Association, Memorials Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - February 23, 2011

Tommie Earl Caraway

Tommie Earl Caraway, 94, of King George County died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home.
Mr. Caraway retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years. He also retired from the Dept. of Defense having worked at Cherry Point Marine Base in Cherry Point, NC. Mr. Caraway was also a Mason.
Survivors include his daughter, Donna “Anne” Caraway-Sweet; sister Margie Lee of New Bern, N.C.; two grandchildren, Stephen Stilley and Chris Stilley; and four great-grandchildren, Brandon Stilley, Summer Anne Stilley, Lindsey Stilley and Cameron Stilley.
A celebration of life service will be held in New Bern, NC, at a later date.
Memorials may be made to KG Senior Citizens, Attn: Linda Edwards, Parks & Recreation, 8076 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Alexander Martin

Alexander Martin, 49, of Tappahannock departed this life Feb. 11, 2011, in a local hospital.
He is survived by his mother, Leeanna Elizabeth Martin; two sisters, Geraldine Tompkins of Tappahannock and Bertharine Ashton of Montross; and one brother, Elmer Martin Jr. of Tappahannock.
A visitation was held Friday, Feb. 18, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock. A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 19, at Essex High School, Airport Road, Tappahannock, with the Rev. Floyd Johnson officiating. The interment was in Beulah Baptist Church cemetery in Minor.

Samuel Phillip Bushrod

Samuel Phillip Bushrod, 81, of Colonial Beach died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.
A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 19, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Colonial Beach.
Arrangements are by Lee Funeral Home, King George.

Margaret Elizabeth Thurston

Margaret Elizabeth Thurston Newton, the youngest daughter of Otis T. Thurston and Daisy M. Milby, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at 88 years of age.
Mrs. Newton was born and raised in King & Queen County and lived most of her married life in King George County and was a resident of Spotsylvania County for the past 26 years.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and was the center of her family. She loved gardening and was a great cook.
Mrs. Newton was preceded in death by her husband, Ludwell L. Newton; a daughter, Parthenia N. Surles; a granddaughter, Leahcim B. Newton; her parents, as well as her stepmother, Ethel V. Didlake Thurston; two sisters, Edna T. Ballard and Dorothy T. Finall; and a son-in-law, Norman D. Vickers.
She is survived by two sons, Otis L. Newton (Beverly) of King George and S. Lee Newton (Mildred), of Stafford County; and three daughters, Irene M. Newton and Linda D. Vickers, both of Spotsylvania and Carolyn F. Powell of Wendell, N.C. She is also survived by six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Annie Ruth Catlett (Robert), of Stafford; a son-in-law, Robert Surles; an uncle; an aunt; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral was held Sat. February 19 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Tim Dobson officiating. Interment followed in Mountain View Baptist Church cemetery in King George.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6713 Passapatanzy Road, King George, Va. 22485, or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be expressed to Margaret’s family at foundandsons.com.

Morris Lewis Jones, Jr.

Morris Lewis Jones Jr., 77, of Rappahannock Academy died Feb. 16, 2011.
He had retired from Quantico Marine Corps Base after 32 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Arnetta Taylor Jones; three sons, James Jones, Morris Jones III and Jerry Jones; and one daughter, Jacqueline Rodriguez.
A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 19, at Lee Funeral Home, 12055 James Madison Parkway in King George County. Interment was Monday, Feb. 21, in Quantico National Cemetery.

Halcyon Clare Burns

Halcyon Clare Burns, 85, of Dahlgren passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.
She was born on May 28, 1926, in King George, VA, the youngest of the 10 children of the late Robert Logan and Nora Jefferson Clare.
She is survived by her husband, James Robert Burns of Dahlgren; and her three children, Marty Burns-Wolfe of Denver, and Kirk Jefferson Burns and Deb Burns-Crowl, both of King George. Halcyon also had five granddaughters, Jennifer Burns-Taylor of Garrisonville, Kirstyen Danielle Thomas of Cincinnati, Brittany Crowl Ericson of Yuma, Ariz., Lauren Elizabeth Crowl of the University of Mary Washington and Jamie Clare Crowl of Longwood University; three great-grandchildren, Robert Taylor, Victoria Jade Taylor and Christopher Taylor; and a sister, Lillian Fizer Estep of Fredericksburg.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Oakland Baptist Church, with her longtime pastor, the Rev. Guy Mattox Jr. officiating. Following the service, she was interred with her parents and siblings at Potomac Baptist Cemetery, King George. USMC Col. Daniel and Deb Burns- Crowl received family and friends following the service at their home on Poplar Neck Road, King George.
The family wishes to thank Taylor Farms of Bushwood, Md., for the loving care shown to Halcyon in her lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. A special thanks to the Hospice of St. Mary’s County, Md., for their dedication to her comfort and their many kindnesses to both Halcyon and James and their family.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Lorena Caroline Norton

Lorena Caroline Norton, 93, of King George County passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011.
She was the widow of Hiram T. Norton. Lorena was a member of the Daughters of America Council No. 26 and Bethel Baptist Church. She also attended Round Hill Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Edna Dobson (Clarence), of King George; two sons, Joseph Norton of Bridgewater, Mass., and Thomas Norton (Jerri), of Somersworth, N.H.; a sister, Charlene Burton of Anaheim, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. A service will be held in Town Hill, Maine.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Lee Alan Holland

Lee Alan Holland, 68, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at his home in Westmoreland County. He had been ill with pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.
Al was a native of North Carolina and majored in business administration at the University of NC, Chapel Hill. He retired from health care management and then worked in small construction. He was a self-taught artist and woodworker. He enjoyed golf, gardening, fossil hunting and Tar Heel sports, especially basketball. More than anything, he treasured the times he spent with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 50 years, Fran; son Dean McPherson Holland(Ginny), and their children, Dean McPherson “Mac” Holland Jr., Ryland Marshall Holland and Lauren Vaughan Holland, of Fredericksburg; son Shawn Patrick Holland(Renata), and their daughter, Evelyn Taylor “Evee” Holland and soon-to-be-born grandson, Ryder Lee Holland, of Westmoreland County; and daughter Alana Lee Holland Belanger(John), and their daughter, Harley Ann Belanger of Nevada. He was preceded in death by son Brandon Reed Holland.
He also is survived by his brothers, Tony Holland and James Cheek, his sister, Sherre Hogan, a special uncle, Richard Holland, and their families, all of NC.
In addition, he is survived by his best friend, Robert M. Ward(Doris), and their family, also of NC. He was predeceased by his mother, Emma Cheek, and his grandparents Reuben and Fannie Holland.
His body was donated to medical research. Services will be private.
Memorial contributions in Al’s name be made to MediHome Health and Hospice, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 150, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408-2009; to Fairview Baptist Church in Fredericksburg; to an animal rescue organization; or to a charity of choice.

Aubrey Beverly

Aubrey Beverly, 73, of King George County died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Peoples Union Baptist Church, Comorn. Lee Funeral Home, King George, is handling arrangements.

Pearl Humphries Bruce

Pearl Humphries Bruce, 86, of Fredericksburg died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Heritage Hall in King George County.
Mrs. Bruce is survived by her son, Dennis W. Bruce of Ruther Glen; niece Barbara Cossey of Spotsylvania County; nephew Don Kerns of Spotsylvania; and several cousins.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Stone officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - March 23, 2011

Jay H. Fowler, Jr.

Jay H. Fowler, Jr. died at his home on March 22, 2011 surrounded by his family.
Jay was born August 23, 1961 to Jay and Gloria Fowler of Colonial Beach, VA. He graduated from Colonial Beach High School in 1980,  and then went on to serve in the United States Coast Guard 17 years. He was a member of Grace Life Community Church and enjoyed coaching his children in multiple sports, was an AWANA commander, and in his free time he enjoyed fishing, playing racquet ball, tennis, and golf.
Including his parent Jay & Gloria, he is survived by his wife, Barbara S. Fowler; seven children, Jessie Coldwell (Willie) of Colonial Beach, Felicia Cheek (Jeff) of Dale City, Ariana Cook (Kevin) of Dale City, Espree Nall (Alain) of Dale City, Mariah Fowler, Christian Fowler, and Nelson Fowler of Dale City; one brother, Wayne Fowler (Dianne) of King George, VA; He is also survived by his grandmother, Thelma Hales of Colonial Beach, VA, his In-Laws Ray and Justine Bunnell of Anderson, SC, Ray and Betty Rivera of Rio Rancho, NM and his seven grandchildren, Wyatt, Chase, & Logan of Colonial Beach, VA,  Bryanna, Emma, Silas, & Rhys of Dale City, VA.
Family and Friends will be received at Grace Life Community Church, 9560 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA 20136 on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 6-8pm.  The funeral service will be held at his church on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery.

Frances W. Rector-Rison

Frances W. Rector-Rison, 95, of Colonial Beach went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 14, 2011, at her home.
She was preceded in death by two loving husbands, Everett Rector and Leo Rison; and her son Edward Rector.
Survivors include her youngest brother,  H. “Bub” Trussell of Florida; six children, Rosalie Margels of Stafford County, Marion Howard of Florida, William Rector (Barbara), of Chesapeake, MD., Michael Rector (Kay), of Unionville, Thomas Rector (Debbie), of Warrenton and Donald Rector (Lisa), of Colonial Beach; daughter-in-law Bertha Rector; 26 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-granchildren.
A funeral was held at Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, MD,  Saturday, March 19. Burial followed in Parklawn Cemetery in Rockville, MD.

Harold E. Ramer

Harold E. “Bobby” Ramer, 83, of Stafford County died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at The Lynmoore in Richmond.
Mr. Ramer was a native of Stafford County and the son of the late David and Zell Ramer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II, worked at the FMC plant for 25 years and then retired from special services at Quantico.
Survivors include his brother, Frank Ramer of NC; and his nieces, the Rev. Faith Ramer of Independence, VA, Catherine Stribling (Daniel), of Hartwood, Beverly Kowalik (Jim), of  NH, and Tracy Beigie (Jeff), of NJ. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Ramer.
A graveside service was held Saturday, March 19, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. William E. Jeffcoat officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Natalie Genevieve Cleveland

Natalie Genevieve Cleveland, 95, of King George went home to be with the Lord March 20th, 2011.
Mrs. Cleveland was a home maker for her family and wife to her late husband, David Luther Cleveland. and a Mary Kay consultant for nearly 40 years, until the age of 89. She managed The Music Cellar, in Alexandria, with her husband and son during the 60’s before retiring to Georgia in 1980. She moved to Fredericksburg in 2000 to be closer to her family and friends. Jenny loved the chocolate, Redskins and watching the NFL draft.
She was the mother of one daughter, Rita Dix, now deceased, and survived by one son, David Cleveland. Other survivors include three brothers, Jim Hines, Bill Hines and Charles Hines; nine grand-children, David Cleveland, Scott Cleveland, Kimber Cleveland, JC Mason, Britney Cleveland, Dorian Cleveland, Melanie Cleveland, Jenny Dix and Stacy Ward; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She also leaves behind her nephews Matt Williams and Jim Ed Jones and her very devoted friend and caregiver, Alisa Doggett.
The family will receive friends from 6-8p.m. Thurs. March 24 at Covenant Funeral Service, in Fredericksburg.
A service will be held at 9:30a.m. Fri., March 25 at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Raphael officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice 5012 Southpoint Parkway Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

Dr. Willis A. Dempsey

Dr. Willis A. Dempsey, 83, of King George went to be with the Lord Monday, March 21, 2011 at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond.
Pastor Dempsey was born January 16, 1928 in Orange County to the late William B. and Gertrude L. Dempsey. He attended the Zoar School in Orange County and later attended James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg. He worked for Dominion VA Power for 30 years. As a layman, was the music director at Temple Baptist Church for 15 years.
He was a member of The Gideons International for ten years. While a Gideon, he held the position of Camp President, Church Assignment Secretary, Memorial Bible Secretary, and Camp Chaplain. While on the state cabinet of the VA Gideons, he held the positions of State Memorial Bible Secretary and State Chaplain.
Pastor Dempsey received his Bachelor in Theology from the Fredericksburg Bible Institute and his Doctor of Divinity from the National School of Theology Bible Seminary in Waldorf, MD. He was ordained on July 13, 1975 and served as the Pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church in King George until his retirement on June 30, 1991. During that time he held an average of two revivals each year in other churches.
Throughout his life Pastor Dempsey was privileged to speak in over 100 churches, in nine states, including the state of Alaska. He served as a bi-vocational pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Port Royal for seven years, retiring for the second time in 2000. Pastor Dempsey held the honorable position of Pastor Emeritus of Mountain View Baptist Church in King George.
He was also a member of Kings Highway Baptist Church in Fredericksburg where he served as Associate Pastor. Pastor Dempsey also served as Chaplain for the KG Sheriff’s Office, and conducted funerals for many area families who did not have a pastor.
Pastor Dempsey is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Joyce Thomas Dempsey; three children, Dr. W. Carlin Dempsey (Linda), of Stafford County, Steve F. Dempsey (Charlene), of King George, and Teresa R. Dempsey of King George; two step-children, Edward Heck (Rita), of Florida, and Debbie Heck of Fredericksburg; five grandchildren, Mark Dempsey (Jill), Matthew Dempsey (Jennifer), Bethany Dempsey, Christina Dempsey Akers(Jeremy), and Hilary Black; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, L. Steve Dempsey (Barbara), of Hartwood. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and one brother.
The family will receive friends from 5-8p.m. Sat., March 26 at Kings Highway Baptist Church, 15 Pine Rd., Fredericksburg, VA.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sun., March 27 at Spotswood Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Edward Humbert, Matt Wagner, James Clore, David Powers, Ernest Taylor, Steve Rodgers, Gene Taylor and Mark Hall.
Honorary pallbearers will be area Pastors, local Gideons, and men from the following churches, Kings Highway Baptist Church, Zion Baptist Church, Leland Park Mission, New Hope Baptist Church, Mountain View Baptist, and Memorial Baptist.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons Int’l, Fredericksburg Camp, 901 Prince Edward St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Area Deaths - February 16, 2011

Jack Miller Corbin

Jack Miller Corbin, 96, of Colonial Beach went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011.
Mr. Corbin was a member of Currioman Baptist Church. He was a retired foreman for a paper company, and a World War II veteran.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elisabeth Christian Corbin. He is survived by his grandson, Gary Kline (Jennifer), of Bowling Green, and many friends.
A graveside service was held Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Currioman Baptist Church cemetery in Chilton, with the Rev. Curtis Hawks officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Currioman Baptist Church Cemetery Endowment Fund, Box 841, Montross, VA, 22520.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Ernest H. Smith

Ernest H. Smith, 74, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Heritage Hall Health Care in King George.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Spotsylvania American Legion Post 320, 8456 Brock Road, Spotsylvania, VA, 22553.
Cards may be given to Elsie Parker at the service, or sent to her at 8208 Brock Road, Spotsylvania, VA, 22553.

Ronald Glenn Segars

Ronald Glenn Segars, 48, of King George County lost his battle with cancer Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011.
Originally a Georgia boy, Glenn graduated from Harding University in 1987 and moved to King George in 1988, where he started, developed and served as president of King George Cablevision. His efforts were instrumental in providing cable service to other areas, including Dahlgren, Fort A.P. Hill and Powhatan County.
In 1996, Glenn moved back to Georgia to continue with his “father figure mentor,” Billy Ray Jones, and returned to King George in 2008 where he remained until his death.
He is survived by his children, James Tyler Segars (23) of Nashville, TN, and Taylor Marie Segars (17), Marshall Ray Segars (16) and Morgan Elaine Segars (11), all of King George; and two grandchildren, Cali Lin Segars and Brayden Allen Segars.
Glenn was blessed with a beautiful family as well as a beautiful extended family. Those family survivors include Faye Segars, Marvin Segars, Tammy Segars, John Segars, Dwayne K. Segars and Gladys Smith. Extended family survivors are Billy Ray Jones, Mary Lou Jones, Laytona Jones, Buckshot Jones and several nieces and nephews.
To those close to Glenn, he will always be remembered for his charm, magnetic personality, sense of humor and love of family.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 12, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in King George.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh .com.

Margaret O. Nash

Margaret O. Nash, 89, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011.
Mrs. Nash, widow of Charles Elwood Nash, was a member of Grant United Methodist Church, and a retired treasurer of Westmoreland County.
She began work in the Treasurer’s Office in 1942 for Tommy Jackson, and continued until James P. Jenkins retired in 1974. She was appointed treasurer at that time and then elected to the office. She retired in 1987, after a 45-year career.
She is survived by cousins Wayne Jones and Shirley Jones of Montross; Margie Ridgeway of Harrisonburg, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her devoted pet, Laddie.
A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 12, at Grant United Methodist Church in Lerty, with interment in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Montross Rescue Squad, Box 1174, Montross, VA, 22520.
Online condolences are at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Robert H. Perry

Robert H. “Tossie” Perry, 69, of Fredericksburg left this earthly life and walked into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, after a courageous battle with heart disease and cancer.
Mr. Perry was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He had retired from the home-building industry in 2008.
Mr. Perry loved baseball and played for over 30 years. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a dedicated Washington Redskins and Duke basketball fan.
Survivors include his wife, Emily A. Perry; daughters Lisa Perry and her companion, John Sutherland, and Jenna Nicole Perry, all of Stafford County; step-daughters Sherry Pfenninger (Jerry), of King George, Emily Jean Skebeck (Lenny),  of Spotsylvania County, and Pamela Williams (Michael), of Winchester; brothers Jack Perry of Fredericksburg and James Perry of Stafford; sisters Elizabeth Shackelford of Fredericksburg and Mary Dent of Stafford; stepgrandchildren Joseph Skebeck, Jacob Skebeck and his “little sunshine,” Makayla Williams; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He also leaves his beloved dog, Cody.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Nellie Perry; his first wife, Dorothy Ann Perry; his son, Robert Wayne Perry; and seven siblings.
A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 14, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Todd Pyle officiating.
Entombment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Medical Center, Box 4138, Fullerton, CA, 92834, or to a favorite charity.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Alberta S. Rose

Alberta S. “Berta” Rose, 95, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at her home, to meet the Lord and her deceased family.
Born in Stafford County to William Thomas and Alberta Shelton, Berta was a member of Colonial Beach Baptist Church. Her joys in life were her seven children and her love of home and homemaking.
She is survived by her two sons, Robert H. Rose (Beatriss), of Troy, and Ellis T. Rose (Pat), Colonial Beach; two daughters, Barbara A. Hornbeak (Carl), of Clinton, MD, and Joyce D. Nave and her friend Calvin Norris of King George; two sisters, Clarice Jones and Elanor Sullivan, both of Stafford; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grand children.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Hunter Rose; two sons, Henry T. Rose and Jerry L. Rose; and a daughter, Betty Jean Rose.
The family received friends Monday, Feb. 14, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church, with the Rev. Johnny Almond officiating. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Samuel Phillip Bushrod

Samuel Phillip Bushrod, 81, of Colonial Beach died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Colonial Beach.
Arrangements are by Lee Funeral Home, King George.

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