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Area Deaths - June 15, 2011

Margaret Lee Rodgers

Margaret Lee O’Bryhim Rodgers, 89, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Falmouth, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at her home.
Mrs. Rodgers was the widow of the late Albert C. Rodgers. She was preceded in death by her three children, Albert Wayne Rodgers, Deborah Jane Rodgers and Rodney Michael Rodgers.
Mrs. Rodgers was a lifelong member of Falmouth Baptist Church. She was also a member of VFW Post 3103 Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her caregiver and the mother of her grandchildren, Shirley Hanks (Bill), of Colonial Beach; two grandchildren, Tammy Lynn Armstrong and her companion, Robert Waugerman, of Fredericksburg and Shawn Michael Rodgers (Cindy), of Fredericksburg; two great-grandchildren, Christopher Armstrong and Chelsie Rodgers; one great-great-grandson, Jayden Smith; and a daughter-in-law, Kerri Rodgers of Fredericksburg.
A funeral was held Friday, June 10, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Jack A. Marcom Jr. officiating. Entombment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Priscilla Jane Tinnell

Priscilla Jane Tinnell, 62, of Beaverdam died Wednesday, June 8, 2011.
Priscilla was a member of Rodes United Methodist Church in Afton. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed puzzles, especially Sudoku, and spending time with her grandchildren. Her family was very important to her.
Survivors include two sons, Tony Tinnell (Carrie), of Beaverdam and Mark Tinnell (Lauren), of Ruther Glen; two daughters, Lisa Tinnell of King George and Tara Krassner of Fredericksburg; her mother, Charlene Woodard of Beaverdam; the father of her children, J.T. Tinnell of Fredericksburg; brother Earl W. Woodard of Waynesboro; sister Loretta M. McKinney of Midlothian; and eight grandchildren, Megan, Amanda, Brian, Bethany, Sarah, James, Brooke and, soon, Riley.
Priscilla was preceded in death by her father, Earl E. Woodard; and brother Van O. Woodard.
A service was held Saturday, June 11, at Covenant Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Ken Delage officiating. Burial followed in Holly Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Barry Robert Nicholson

Barry Robert Nicholson, 62, of King George County died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at his home.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Bonnie Nicholson; his son, William E. Nicholson (Patricia); his father, Robert William Nicholson; and two sisters, Toni Kimmell and Mary Nicholson.
A funeral was held Saturday, June 11, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

James Arthur Woodmancy

James Arthur Woodmancy, 84, of King George County passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011, with his family by his side at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Woodmancy was the former owner and operator of Paradise Estates Mobile Home Park. He was also a founding member of the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Ferne; her large family, who he referred to as “his” family; a menagerie of animals; and many cherished friends, to name a special few, Mary Lou Blue, James Hughes and Randy Pryor.
A memorial service was held  June 11, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 2010 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401; or to the Stafford SPCA, 2101 Jefferson Davis Highway, 2nd Floor, Stafford, VA, 22554.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

John Michael Conaty

John Michael Conaty, 74, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, June 10, 2011, at home.
John was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Anne Conaty; his children, Kevin M. Conaty (Jennifer),  Stacy C. Petry (William L.), and Adrienne Jones (Adam); his grandchildren, Adam M. Jones, Patrick W. Jones, Jessica A. Cole (Chance), J. Travis Heffler III, Sydney N. Petry, Jacob W. Petry, Elizabeth A. Conaty and Shane M. Conaty; a great-granddaughter, Addison G. Cole; a brother, Edward Conaty; and two sisters, Mary Estelle and Helen Crawbuck (C. Bruce). John was predeceased by a son, Paul G. Conaty.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Quantico National Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443; or to a charity of one’s choice.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Donald “Don” Hill

Donald “Don” Hill of King George County passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at his residence after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Don was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28, 1932, to the late John D. and Anna Naumann Hill.
He grew up in Dahlgren and graduated from King George High School in 1951. He attended Concordia Teachers College in Chicago before entering the U.S. Air Force. Don spent from March 1954 until February 1957 with the 6912th Radio Squadron Mobile in Landsberg, Germany. He worked in the computer field in both Washington, D.C., and Dahlgren until his retirement in 1988.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jean Stone Hill; a son, John D. Hill (Cristi), of King George; two daughters, Linda Furman of King George and Candace Matsumoto (Alan), of Fishers, IN; four granddaughters, Tasha Matsumoto of Salt Lake City, UT, Carrie Matsumoto of Chicago, and Brooke Payne (Ernie),  and Hannah Briscoe (Scott), all of King George; and one great-grandson, Brayden Payne.

Don was a lifelong Redskins and Chicago Cubs fan. He was a charter member of Two Rivers Baptist Church in King George.
A memorial service was held  Tuesday, June 14, at Two Rivers Baptist Church, with the Rev. Peyton Wiltshire and the Rev. Richard Fink officiating.
Donations may be made to Two Rivers Baptist Church Mortgage Fund.
Jean would like to thank her church family for all their love and support during Don’s illness.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Edgar Newton

Edgar “Skinny Winks” Newton, 74, of King George County died Friday, June 10, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include his sister, Esther N. Stevens; his brother, Hilbert Newton; his loving caregivers, Samantha Popham and Christine “Tinka” Bast; and numerous extended-family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Canaan’s Faith Church of God, 1470 Forbes St., Falmouth, with the Rev. Timothy Dobson officiating.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Robert G. Henderson

Robert Gordon Henderson, Sr., 80, of King George, escaped the burdens of this world on Sunday, June 12, 2011.
Mr. Henderson owned and ran Henderson’s Grocery for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jacqueline Kendall Henderson; his son, K. Lee Henderson; his sister, Virginia Henderson Whelan; his granddaughters, Jeannette Nestor, Susan Henderson and Bobbi Henderson; great granddaughters, Aly Henderson, Victoria Henderson and Mary Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eula Henderson and Lettie Newton Henderson; his son, Robert “Bob” Henderson, Jr.; sisters, Evelyn Johannpeter and June Ware.
Visitation is  from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A memorial service will be held at 1p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the funeral home Chapel. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wendy’s Feline Friends, 1228 Holly Vista Dr. Colonial Beach, VA 22443 or to Grace Church of Fredericksburg, 1141 Heatherstone Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

Kenneth Mason Scruggs

Kenneth Mason Scruggs, 69, of Fredericksburg died Friday, June 10, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

Area Deaths - June 8, 2011

Irwin Reber Sutton

Irwin Reber Sutton, 87, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Magnolia Gardens of Warrenton.
Mr. Sutton was born Aug. 20, 1923, in St. Clairsville, OH, the son of the late Ralph Sutton and Elizabeth Reber Sutton Dunlap. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and a member of the VFW. He was a 50-year member of Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge 4 A.F.&A.M. and a member of Rosemary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Francis Juanita Sutton of Roanoke Rapids; son Ralph Sutton (Bonnie), of King George; daughter Barbara Franklin of Raleigh, NC; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one stepson, Carroll Wayne Purks (Betty) of Rappahannock Academy; two stepdaughters, Cynthia P. Nichols (Gregory) of Roanoke Rapids and Sherry Purks of Las Cruces, NM; seven stepgrandchildren; and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.
The family received friends Thursday, June 2, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, where a Masonic service was held. The funeral was held Friday, June 3, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating. Entombment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolent Fund of Rosemary Baptist Church, 936 Jackson St., Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870; or Potomac Baptist Church, 8103 Comorn Road, King George, VA, 22485-7128.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Audrey B. Redmond

Audrey B. Redmond, 45, of Spotsylvania County, formerly of Oak Grove, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at her residence.
She was employed as a program analyst for the Federal government for 21 years before retiring in 2008.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Redmond of Spotsylvania; one daughter, Brittany Redmond of Spotsylvania; her father, Milton Byrd of Oak Grove; and her sister, Lisa Byrd of Forestville, MD.
A funeral was held Friday, June 3, at Little Zion Baptist Church in Oak Grove, with the Rev. Earl Howerton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Cedell Brooks Funeral Home of Port Royal, VA handled the arrangements.
Online guest book is at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Russell T. Endicott

Russell T. “Monk” Endicott, 71, of King George passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Russell was born in Grundy. He was an ironworker in the tri-state area. He loved golf as much as running wild and free.
Russell is survived by his children Pamela Ivey of King George, Lisa Ivey (Paul), of King George, Katherine Pipes (Fred), of Stephens City, Beverly Endicott of Thornburg, Joy Holcomb (Robert), of King George, Jeffery Endicott (Carlotta), of Paw Paw, WV, and Russell Endicott (Cynthia), of Middletown, MD; four brothers, Junior Endicott (Alma),  of Abingdon, Doug Endicott (Barbara),  of King George, Harold Endicott of King George, and Rondale Endicott (Donna), of Nokesville; a sister, Helen Shortridge (Fred),  of Tazewell; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Souleyrette Endicott; a son, Eddie Endicott; and a sister, Lois Ann Coffee.
A memorial service was held  Saturday, June 4, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Burial will be private.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Edna N. Wilkerson

Edna N. Wilkerson, 77, of Spotsylvania County went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 30, 2011.
Edna had retired from Marine Corps Base Quantico and was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Wilkerson; her father and mother, Jennings B. and Ethel N. West; a daughter, Patricia Diane Donovan; and great-grandchildren Brandon Luttrell, Logan Strother and Lance Strother.
Edna is survived by three daughters, Joan Eagle (Bobby),  of Spotsylvania, Ethel Johnson (Ray),  of King George and Teresa Payne (Kenny-Ray), of Spotsylvania; nine grandchildren, Wendy Luttrell, Melissa Hoskins, Michael Johnson, Larry Strother Jr., David Johnson, Richard Donovan Jr., Deanna Norton, Dakota McCauley and Montana Stuczynski; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Edna loved to work in her flower gardens, watching the hummingbirds, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed.
A funeral was held Friday, June 3, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. R. Kenneth Brooks officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Shirley A. Middleton

Shirley A. Middleton of Colonial Beach went to sleep Sunday, May 29, 2011, surrounded by family, and now waits for the Second Coming of Christ.
Survivors include her loving husband, William S. Middleton Jr.; their son, Billy Middleton III; their daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Michael Martineau; and beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A service was held at Carter Memorial Church, in Warsaw on Sunday, June 5.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Stephen Lee Gayle

Stephen Lee Gayle, 55, of Stafford County passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at his home, Killdeer Hill.
Steve was truly a gentle-spirited man, whose love of his fiancee and family heritage defined him. Preserving the integrity of his farm through a conservation easement was more important to him than monetary gain. His generous, caring spirit led him to a career as an EMT and as a lifetime volunteer member of the White Oak Volunteer Rescue Squad. He loved all animals and opened his home to every stray that was brought home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Frances Gayle; and a stepdaughter, Carla Rowley.
Survivors include his loving fiancee, Tina Bennett of the home and her son, William Joseph Bennett; his brother, John Robert Gayle (Rhmalda), of The Glebe, Stafford; one niece, Tara Gayle; two nephews, John Gayle Jr. and Derek Gayle; two special cousins, Elizabeth Pruett and Janet Gayle Harris; and numerous other cousins.
The family received friends Saturday, June 4, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A graveside service was held  Sunday, June 5, in the family cemetery at The Glebe, 1374 White Oak Road, Stafford County.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to White Oak Volunteer Rescue Squad, 535 White Oak Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22405; or to the Fredericksburg Christian Health Center, 1129 Heatherstone Drive, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Rev. Dr. John H. McKay

The Rev. Dr. John H. McKay, 82, of Bowling Green died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born Feb. 10, 1929, in Chesterfield County, Dr. McKay was a member of Zoar Baptist Church in Locust Grove. He retired in 2002 from Zoar Baptist Church, where he served as pastor for more than 14 years. He retired from the Department of the Navy in 1994, after nine years with the civil service as a secretary.
In his ministry of more than 50 years, he served churches in the counties of Caroline, Spotsylvania, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Hanover, Louisa, Henrico, Goochland and Orange.
A 1946 graduate of Thomas Dale High School in Chester, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond in 1959; a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC in 1964; a certificate of clinical pastoral education from the School of Pastoral Care at Bowman Gray School of Medicine and Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC, in 1967; and a doctorate from Fredericksburg Bible Institute and Seminary in 1983.
Dr. McKay was active in the ministry of gospel music during his career and after his retirement from the pastorate. He recorded his first album of gospel songs in 1994.
Survivors include his children, John H. McKay Jr. (Gretchen), of Abbottstown, PA, the Rev. Barbara M. Jacobs (Alan), of Spotsylvania, Sherry Pfenninger (Jerry),  of King George, Emily “Jeannie” Skebeck (Lenny), of Spotsylvania, and Pamela Williams (Michael),  of Winchester.
He is also survived by six grandchildren, Robin Jacobs, Joseph Skebeck, Jacob Skebeck, Makayla Williams, Kristen Carter and Danielle Carter; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Dr. McKay was preceded in death by his parents, Warren Lee McKay and Annie Springhill McKay; three sisters, Helen Allen, Mabel Coleman and Grace Nunnally; and three brothers, the Rev. Clyde McKay, the Rev. Richard McKay and the Rev. J. Lewis McKay.
The family received friends Friday, June 3, at Sylvania Heights Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, followed by the funeral service, with the Rev. Kenny Brooks officiating. Interment will be in Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery, in Locust Grove.

Lawrence J. Brown

Lawrence J. Brown of King George County passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
His remains will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, June 14, at 2 p.m.
If you would like to be there, your presence would be most welcome and appreciated by the family.

Veronica Marie Wentzel

Veronica Marie Wentzel, 41, of King George County passed away Wednesday, June, 1, 2011, in Westmoreland County.
Veronica was a homemaker and attended King George Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, Duane Wentzel of King George; daughter India Thompson of King George; son Julius Johnson of Oregon; stepdaughter Lauren Wentzel of King George; sister Bonnie Pounders of Missouri; and parents Carmen Stradel and Jerry Westberry.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at King George Church of God, with the Rev. Lance Bacon officiating.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

James E. Coates

James E. Coates, 79, of King George County passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
James was a retired ordnance man at NSWC Dahlgren, a U.S. Army veteran, a former member of Hanover Baptist Church in King George, a current member of Memorial Baptist Church in Port Royal, a lifelong member of the King George Volunteer Fire Department and was a former chairman of the King George Fall Festival.
James is survived by his wife, Lori J. Coates of King George; four children, Wanda Hernandez of Kingman, Ariz., Walter S. Coates and his significant other, Sarah Call, of King George, James E. Coates II (Tena),  of King George and Grace C. Lee (Tom), and her husband, Tom, of Coles Point; and seven grandchildren. James was preceded in death by his first wife, Amelia P. Coates.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Sherman Davis and the Rev. Mike Raphael officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oak Grove.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Jeffery Alan Green

Jeffery Alan Green of Brookneal passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Jessie Green. He is survived by his wife, Linda Green of Brookneal; three children, Jeffery A. Fain of King George County, Nicole Gregory of Stafford County and Jeffery D. Green of Richmond; three stepchildren, Kristen and Victoria Jenkins of Brookneal and Andrew Mann of King George; two brothers, Michael Green (Rennie), of Appomattox and Steve Green (Ann), of King George; one sister, Lori Roberson (Lori),  of King George; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church in King George at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the family may be sent to Wachovia Bank to an account for Linda Green.

Area Deaths - June 1, 2011

Robert L. Ansel

Robert L. Ansel, 58 of King George County, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Mary Washington Hospital after a short battle with cancer.
Bob was employed by The Anderson Company in Manassas, Virginia.
He was an avid hunter and a great outdoorsman.  His passions were hunting and golfing.
Bob also loved spending time with his Labs, Raven and Molly.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Jeanne Ansel, of the home; a son John Michael Ansel, daughter in law Jody and grandson, Tanner Gracien Ansel, all of Springfield, West Virginia.
A Celebration of Life was held, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Manassas, VA.  
Covenant Funeral Services in Fredericksburg handled the cremation services.

Virginia Owens Carrick

Virginia Owens Carrick, 85, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Fairfax County and Montross, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Carrick was the daughter of William C. and Maude Owens. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Hope Chapter 73.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Carrick; and her son, Richard E. Carrick Jr.
Survivors include her daughter, Claudia O. Soper and her husband, Cleve; her daughter-in-law, Sherry K. Carrick; special niece Jackie Partlow; several nephews; three grandchildren, Denise O. Campbell and her husband, Gary, Bryan S. Livesay and his wife, Tanya, and Matthew Carrick; and five great-grandchildren, Dustin Davies, Gary R. Campbell, Seth Campbell, Victoria Campbell and Ryleigh Livesay.
A service was held Friday, May 27, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Alton S. Owens

Alton S. Owens, 72, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at his home. A memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, June 4, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Sylvia Banks

Sylvia Virginia Banks, 76, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Sylvia enjoyed and loved cats, painting and dancing. She was best known for her creation of Styrotown Colonial Beach.
Sylvia is survived by two daughters, Ronda Thomas and Kathy Banks; and two sons, Don Banks and Ronnie Skie. She also leaves behind numerous friends in Colonial Beach.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Gail.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be expressed to Sylvia’s family and friends at foundandsons.com.

Lawrence F. Banke

Mr. Lawrence F. Banke of Ocala, FL, formerly of Colonial Beach, passed away May 22, 2011, at the age of 87.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn A. Banke, and extended family and friends.
Mr. Banke was buried with military honors Friday, May 27, in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Bealeton.
Arrangements made by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala, and Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton.

William “Billy” Crawford

William “Billy” Crawford, 67, of Colonial Beach entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 16, 2011.
Billy was a mechanic and was retired from C&S Auto in King George County. He loved drag racing and could always strike up a conversation about cars.
Billy is survived by his wife, Mary Frances; two sons, David Crawford and his wife, Kelly, and Danny Crawford and his wife, Jessie; two stepdaughters, Frances Vaughan and Katie Collins and her husband, Patrick; two brothers, Richard Wilder and his wife, Brenda, and Larry Wilder and his wife, Tammy; two sisters, Amie Wilder and Dottie Sprouse and her husband, Larry; and several nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his special children, Scooter, Brutis, Cinnamon and Tux.
A memorial service was held Monday, May 30, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Box 212, Colonial Beach, VA 22443; or Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
Online guest book can be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Douglas Wayne Minter, Jr.

Douglas Wayne “D.J.” Minter, Jr. of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC.
He was a member of Montague Baptist Church and graduated from King George High School. He loved woodworking, cats, gardening, cooking and fishing. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved riding his 4-wheeler.
Survivors include his parents, Douglas W. and Laura Madison Minter; his maternal grandparents, Peggy and William Madison; his paternal grandmother, Margaret Minter; his brother Daryl Minter; his aunt, Jenny Kulp and her husband, Gerald and several other aunts; uncles; cousins; and other relatives including an especially close cousin, J.B. Durrette; and many special friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service will be at 2pm Thursday, June 2, 2011 in the funeral home Chapel, with the Rev. R. Kenneth Brooks officiating.  Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center Box 5216 Glen Allen, VA 23058 or to the American Lung Association 9702 Gayton Rd. #110 Richmond, VA 23238.
Online quest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - May 25, 2011

James Powell Jorgenson

James Powell Jorgenson, 57, died peacefully, Friday, May 20, 2011, at his home in Roanoke, VA.
Born December 19, 1953 in California, James was the son of the late John H. and Grace P. Jorgenson.
Jim is survived by his brothers, J. Harry Jorgenson (Patty), of Washington, DC and Lewis V. Jorgenson of Roanoke.  Lewis was James’ caregiver for the last 15 plus years.  
James is also survived by his sister Grace L. (Lori) Jorgenson Deem (Jack); nephew, Jack W. Deem, III and niece, Mayjean L. Deem, all of King George, VA.
Also missing Jim is his faithful dog, Homer.
Oakey’s Funeral Service & Crematory/East Chapel in Roanoke is handling the funeral arrangements.  
A memorial service will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, where his remains will be laid to rest along side his parents.
Online condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will be forwarded to her brothers.  
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Mitchell R. Embrey

Mitchell R. Embrey, 63, of Colonial Beach died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Embrey was a retired U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He was also retired from the Army National Guard.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Linda Embrey; a daughter, Melina Embrey; a son, Christopher Embrey; a sister, Mildred Embrey Brassart; three grandchildren, Shawn, Jesse and Aaron Stanley; and a nephew, Travis W. Brassart.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jasper Embrey; and his brother, Herby Embrey.
Services will be private.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

William Crawford

William “Billy” Crawford, 67, of Colonial Beach entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 16, 2011.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church. Burial will be private.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Beulah Frances Cornette

Beulah Frances Wentz Cornette, 96, of King George County died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Westmoreland Health Care in Colonial Beach.
A longtime resident of Chesapeake, she had resided in King George for the past 24 years.
She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, its Women’s Missionary Union and AARP.
She was born July 3, 1914, in Portlock, Norfolk County. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Annie Sawyer Wentz, and the widow of Joseph T. Cornette Sr.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph Thomas Cornette Jr. (Gloria), of Winnetka, CA, and John Steven Cornette (Vera) of King George; three grandchildren, Thomas Jeffrey Cornette of Camarillo, CA, Rodney Scott Cornette of West Hills, CA, and Stephanie Cornette of King George; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Ballance of Coinjock, NC; and a brother, Benjamin Franklin Wentz of Suffolk.
A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach at a later date.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George is handling arrangements.

Lucille Dodson Breeden

Lucille Dodson Breeden, 86, of Fredericksburg passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was a member of Spotswood Baptist Church in Spotsylvania County and the Spotswood Primetimers.
Lucille is survived by a son, Ronnie Bell of Spotsylvania; two daughters, Judy Boyle of King George County and Barbara Palmer of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Audrey Seay of Orange County and Katherine Rider, formerly of Fredericksburg.
A visitation was held Tuesday, May 24, in Sunset Memorial Park, Fredericksburg, followed by a graveside service. The Rev. Jim Stone did officiate.
The family requests that contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011.
For an online obituary and guest book, visit johnsoncares.com.

Courtney Jordan

Courtney Jordan, 83, of Fairview Beach departed this life Saturday, April 9, 2011.
Corky was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Stephens Jordan. He is survived by his daughter, Virginia Trigger; granddaughter Leslee Tingle (Bruce); nephew Tim Ruppalt (Karen); and several nieces.
Courtney served during World War II in the Merchant Marine sailing on the renowned Liberty Ships. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was retired from the Baltimore City Fire Department and later again retired from Mary Washington College’s physical plant.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Potomac Baptist Church, 8103 Comorn Road, King George.
Memorials may be made to Ring Dog Rescue, Box 28632, Richmond, VA,23228.

Neva Blanche Muse

Neva Blanche Wright Muse, 88, of Colonial Beach went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 21, 2011.
Mrs. Muse was the widow of Leonard Anadale Muse.
She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove, and was a retired school teacher for the Westmoreland County school system.
She is survived by one son, Larry A. Muse (Ruth Ann), of Colonial Beach; one daughter, Janice M. Frye (Joseph), of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren, Daniel J. Frye (Darragh), of Richmond, John L. Frye of Colorado Springs, CO, and Meredyth L. Frye of Fredericksburg and Statesboro, GA.
The family received friends Tuesday, May 24, at the Montross Chapel of Welch Funeral Home, Montross.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lillian Pounds Dyer Educational Fund, c/o Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8096 Leedstown Road, Colonial Beach,VA, 22443.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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