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Area Deaths - March 16, 2011

Grace Ellen Little Wright

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

William “Buck” Staples

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

Evelyn Sullivan Eustace

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

Robert Joseph Solbach

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

Mary Jo Ross

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

Lucille Lunsford Alderton

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

Ida Louise Byrd

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

Mary Newman

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

DeAzahne Armonteon Winston

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

Area Deaths - March 9, 2011

Thomas H. Williams

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

Betty C. Sprouse

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

Leonard Leroy Holmes

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

Margurete P. Corr

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

Eugene W. Bowie

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

Area Deaths - March 2, 2011

Virgil A. Folden, Jr.

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

Frances Brockenbrough Arnest

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

Erika Anna Vastag

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

Will Kay Green, Jr.

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

A visitation was held Friday, Feb. 25, from at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock.
A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 26, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Supply, with the Rev. Irving Woolfork officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Sign online guest book at washingtonfh.com.

Nina Hummel Kelly

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

Molly Kate Nogrady

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

Eileen Harrison Fromhart

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

Rosa Ann Roy

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

Gilbert N. Smith

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

Alma Faye Glade Bishop

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

Julian C. Eckard

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

Area Deaths - February 23, 2011

Tommie Earl Caraway

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

Alexander Martin

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

Samuel Phillip Bushrod

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

Margaret Elizabeth Thurston

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

Morris Lewis Jones, Jr.

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

Halcyon Clare Burns

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

Lorena Caroline Norton

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

Lee Alan Holland

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

Aubrey Beverly

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

Pearl Humphries Bruce

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

Area Deaths - February 16, 2011

Jack Miller Corbin

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

Ernest H. Smith

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

Ronald Glenn Segars

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

Margaret O. Nash

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

Robert H. Perry

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

Alberta S. Rose

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

Samuel Phillip Bushrod

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

Area Deaths - January 12, 2011

Wrenn B. Gutridge

Wrenn B. Gutridge, 48, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Wrenn was a lifetime resident of Colonial Beach, was a member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church and the Eagles of Colonial Beach.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary Gutridge Woodhouse of Chesterfield and Nancy Gutridge Shope of Dendron; and two brothers, John N. Gutridge of MD, and Charles M. Gutridge of Colonial Beach. Wrenn is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral was held Thursday, Jan. 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Interment followed at Popes Creek Baptist Cemetery in Baynesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Beach Eagles Cancer Benefit Fund, 517 Colonial Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Alice Eaton Gresham

Alice Eaton Gresham of Tappahannock departed this life Jan. 2, 2011, in a Richmond hospital.
She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Eaton Ware (Joe); one son, John W. Eaton; and a devoted aunt, Laura Jane Tildon, all of Tappahannock.
A visitation was held Friday, Jan. 7, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock. A funeral was  held  Saturday, Jan. 8, at St. John Baptist Church, DeSha Road, Tappahannock, with the Rev. Linwood Jones officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Service of comfort entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

Dr. Michael A. Vitez

Dr. Michael A.Vitez, 46, Gordonsville, Va., formerly of Richland Township, died unexpectedly at home on Dec. 5, 2010.  
Born June 26, 1964, in Windber, son of Julia Vitez.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents and mother and is survived by special aunt, Edith Vitez; cousin/brother, John, (Michelle), and their children, Carter, who is Michael’s godson, Kristyn and Cameron; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Dr. Vitez taught math at KG Middle School.
Michael was a 1982 graduate of Richland High School and a graduate of UPJ. He earned his Ph.D. in education from UVA.  He was a teacher at George Washington Middle School, Alexandria, Va., and coached the TC Williams tennis team.  Mike was a very avid Steelers fan and enjoyed taking trips to New York City.  
He was a former member of former St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Windber.
A vigil for the deceased was held at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Windber, with the Very Rev. Leonard E. Voytek, VF, pastor.  Committal was in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.
There will be a Vigil Memorial at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria on Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.

Jesse B. Owens

Jesse B. Owens, 72, of King George county, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011 at his home.
Born in Magnolia, MS, he served his country for over 20 years in the armed forces.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He will be deeply missed.
Jesse leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Agnes M. Owens; his son, John (Glenda); grandsons, Justin, Jesse and Brandon Owens, all of King George; a daughter, Yvonne Shockey of TX and grandchildren Theresa and Christopher Shockey, both of  TX.
He was precede in death by a son, Jerry D. Owens and a sister, Bobbie Bennett.
Interment of Cremains will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Quantico National Cemetery.
Online guest book may be signed at nasandslawfh.com.

Helen Macauley Buckley

Born in South Boston, Massachusetts, Helen passed away surrounded by the love of her family on January 7, 2011.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years Timothy Charles Buckley.  Helen was the cherished mother of Charlene Michel of CO, Kerrie Kennett (Rick) of NH, Kymberly Peters (Martin) of MD, Kelly Castro (John) of TX, and the late Michael Buckley and Pati Colbroth.
She was the devoted grandmother of Aimar, Kendra, Shannon, Sean, Nicole, Annie, Elizabeth, Jake, and Maegan.
Helen leaves her sisters Mae Stroh, Gladys Catlin, and the late Alice Kelly of MA.  She also leaves many nieces, nephews, and friends.  
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com .
Memorial donations may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Vets, 17 Court St, Boston, MA 02108.

Area Deaths - February 9, 2011

Wiley Robert Wood

Wiley Robert “Bob” Wood, 64, of Locust Grove went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011.
Pop was a great man with a love so great and powerful. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wiley Wood of Wilson, N.C.
He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie Wood of Locust Grove; his mother, Rene Wood of Wilson, NC; his mother-in-law, Bobbie Daniels of Locust Grove; one brother, Randy Wood (Debbie), of Washington, NC; one sister, Evelyn Finch of Wilson, NC; and five children, Sharon Wood of Colonial Beach, Lakeisha Wood of MD, Peter Wood of MD, Shawn Daniels (Kim), of Gordonsville and Tammie Stafford (Michael), of Aylett. Survivors also include six grandchildren, David, James, Cassidy, Victoria, Christopher, and Bryleygh; three nieces; and one nephew.
A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 5, at Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Spotsylvania County. The Rev. Fred Marvel officiated the service, with interment in the church cemetery.
For an online guestbook and obituary, please visit johnsoncares.com.

Phillip A. Gray

Phillip A. “Pop” Gray, 77, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2011.
Mr. Gray was a retired auto body man in the Colonial Beach area. He was a member of the Colonial Beach Masonic Lodge, and loved cooking.
He is survived by four sons, Phillip A. “Bo” Gray Jr. (Debbie); Michael Gray (Terri); Greg Gray; and Paul Gray (Ashley), all of Colonial Beach; one sister, Betty Monroe of Falmouth; two grandchildren, Phillip Gray and Michelle Gray; and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Friday, Feb. 4, at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Paul Morris officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery in King George.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Frederick B. Seaman

Frederick B. Seaman, 93, of King George County passed away Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.
He was a retired defense contractor for COMSAT in Maryland. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Germany.
He is survived by his wife, Rozella Seaman of the home; a son, Thomas Roy Seaman of King George; a daughter, Carla Marie Capozzoli of Phoenix; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Glenda Rae Boswell.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 5, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in King George, with the Rev. Diane Carroll officiating.
Donations may be made in his name to St. John’s Episcopal Church, Box 134, King George, VA. 22485.
Arrangements are by Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in King George.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Linda Johnson Bumbrey

Linda Johnson Bumbrey, 60, of King George County passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at her home.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley Bumbrey of King George; two sons, Michael Bumbrey and Clifton Bumbrey, both of Stafford County; a daughter, Leslie Weldon of Richmond; his father, Moses A. Johnson of King George; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Don Johnson of Seattle and Van Johnson of El Paso, TX; two sisters, Blanche Allen of Washington, D.C., and Robin Johnson of King George; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral was held Friday, Feb. 4, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Port Royal, with the Rev. Hayden officiating.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home in Port Royal is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book is at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Scarlett L. Funk

Scarlett L. Funk, 17, of  King George County died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Scarlett fought cancer for 12 years, and even with her limitations as a child she was an inspiration to all, touching the lives of everyone she met in a profound way. She was a member of Community Baptist Church.
Survivors include her mother, Dawn Funk; her father, Chad Burrell; a brother, Anthony Burton; a sister, Nichole Burton; maternal grandparents Dorothy and Robert Jenkins of King George; paternal grandparents Marvin and Claudia Burrell of Spotsylvania County; a nephew, Michael Ferguson; a niece, Kaila Burgess; and two uncles, Jake and Thomas Burgess. She was preceded in death by her uncle Willy Burgess.
A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 7, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Dick Jackson officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations be made to Make a Wish Foundation, 2810 N. Parham Road, Suite 302, Richmond, VA, 23294, or to Children’s Miracle Network, 2924 Brook Road, Richmond, VA, 23220.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Ruth Payne

Ruth Payne, 86, of Colonial Beach passed away peacefully at home on Sunday Feb. 6, 2011.
Born in Phoenix, Ariz., she spent most of her life on the East Coast.
Preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Perrell,  she is survived by daughters, Phyllis Curtis of Colonial Beach, Carol Reay Lindley of Florida and Ruth Van Sickle of Raleigh, N.C. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and her nurses’ aides.
There will be no services.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - January 5, 2011

Ruby Taylor Pickett

Ruby Taylor Pickett, 90, of Woodford died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at her home.
Born in Caroline County, she was the valedictorian of her Caroline High School class. She retired from NSWC, Dahlgren. She was the widow of Edwin Lee Pickett.
Survivors include three sons, Lee Pickett (Dawn), of Woodford, David DiPardo of Colonial Beach and Scott Dipardo of Richmond; two grandsons, Derrick and Jason DiPardo; and three great-grandchildren, Megan, Sarah and David Michael DiPardo.
The family received friends from Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green. A funeral was held Thursday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home. Burial followed in Lakewood Cemetery.
Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

Philip Barnett King

Philip Barnett King, 40, of Frederick, Md., died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Born in Bethesda, Md., on Dec. 26, 1970, he was the son of John W. King Sr. of Springfield, W.Va., and Karen Gold Knight of Lawrenceville, N.J.
He was employed as a truck driver with James Avery Clark Produce of Frederick. He was a 1988 graduate of Middletown High School, where he played football and was a member of the high school Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Middletown Volunteer Fire Conpany and was an EMT.
Surviving, besides his parents, are his stepmother, Kathy King of Springfield; one sister, Kathi Jackson of Lawrenceville; three brothers, John W. King Jr. (Debbie), of Middletown, Randy Grossnickle of Front Royal and William Francis King of King George County; three nephews, Robert, William and Nathan; one niece, Kayla; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral was held Thursday, Dec. 30, at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. David Coblentz, chaplain of the Middletown Volunteer Fire Company, officiated. Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Middletown Volunteer Fire Company.
Online guest book available at dbthompsonfuneral home.com.

Joseph Melville Hargrave

Joseph Melville “Joe” Hargrave, father, grandfather, brother and friend, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. A resident of King George County, he was 72.
Born in Sharon, Conn., in 1938, Mr. Hargrave studied at Bridgewater College and graduated from Erie Business College. He went on to serve in the Army Finance Corps in Vietnam. His work took him from The Country Club of Virginia to King George Parks and Recreation. In his retirement, he spent many hours with friends at Bowie’s Restaurant and Ola’s.
Joe is survived by a daughter, Susan Courtney, and grandchildren Cheyenne and Emily, in Kingsland, Ga. He is also survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Hargrave Riggs of Corinth, Miss., and Linda Hargrave Spillman of King George County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Dorothy Hargrave; and a brother, James Lloyd Hargrave.
A funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 1, at Grace United Methodist Church, Rollins Fork. Interment will be held at Quantico National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Box 608, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Elmer L. Chilton, Jr.

Elmer L. Chilton Jr., 64, of Stafford County died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Chilton was a lifelong resident of Stafford County and son of the late Elmer Lane Chilton Sr. and Mary Sullivan Chilton. He was a 1964 graduate of Stafford High School. Mr. Chilton was a lifelong farmer and the owner of Olde Towne Paint & Glass in Fredericksburg.
Survivors include two brothers, Gilbert L. “Jake” Chilton (Cynthia), of Fredericksburg and Kenneth W. Chilton (Penny), of Westmoreland County; one sister,  Dora C. White (Russell), of Fredericksburg; two nephews, Michael Stewart Chilton and Russell Lane White, both of Fredericksburg; one niece, Anne Chilton Barlas of Cherry Hill, N.J.; two great-nephews; and four great-nieces.
A graveside service was held Monday, Jan. 3, at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Ritchie officiating.
Memorials may be made to White Oak Fire Department 12 Newton Road, Falmouth, Va. 22405, or to White Oak Rescue Squad, 535 White Oak Road, Falmouth, Va. 22405.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Robert Logan Clare, III

Robert Logan Clare III, 78, of King George County passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital, with his loving wife, Jean, by his side.
Robert was born at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., to the late Veola Clare and the late Thelma Mothershead. He attended Fork Union Military Academy and graduated from King George High School. After graduation, Robert proudly served our country in the National Guard.
Robert was a prominent developer and entrepreneur in King George. He was a founding member of the KG Builders Association, and the last surviving founder of the KG County Chamber of Commerce.
Robert was responsible for the inception and creation of five subdivisions in the county, Sherwood Forest, Indian Acres, Port Clare, Caywoods and Cleveland Manor. Many of his business ventures resulted in improvements for the county, such as the cleanup of Chestnut Hill Mobile Home Park, the rebuilding and repurposing of the old Holiday Inn on Route 301, and the establishment of the Food Lion shopping center on Route 3.
Robert was a member of the Shriners and was a deacon at Round Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his sister, Ellen Washington (Bobby); his daughter, Linda Clare and partner Sue Durfee; five stepchildren, Dale Sisson (Myrtle), Dickie Sisson (Denise), Bonnie Rollins (Carl), Carol Porter (Tony), and Pam Garcia (Nicki); and one niece, Dixie Washington Tolley (Gary). Robert also had 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him dearly.
It would be a hard task to accomplish to drive through King George County and not see a building or edifice that Robert was responsible for.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at Round Hill Baptist Church in King George, with the Rev. Ted James and the Rev. Sherman Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Round Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 467, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Sieglinde I. Vogel

Sieglinde I. Vogel, 72, of King George County, the wife of Rudolf Vogel, passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at her residence, with her husband of 52 years, Rudolf “Ralph” Vogel by her side.
Sieglinde was born in Schreibersdorf, Germany on April 29, 1938.  She was the daughter of the late Walter and Ingeborg Leosch.  She was also preceded in death by her brother Werner Loesch and grandson SGT Nicholas Conan Mason.
In addition to her husband, Sieglinde is survived by her four children and their families, all residing in King George County:  son  Dieter Vogel (Nicky); daughter, Christine Mason (Vic) and their daughter, Carley; son, Michael (Lori) and their sons, Sean, Michael and David; and son, Harold (Diddle) and their sons, Wyatt and Levi.  She is also survived by a sister, Ilona Vogel, of Germany.
In June 1959, Sieglinde and Ralph immigrated to the United States, settling in King George and beginning a rich and active life. Sieglinde’s greatest pride were her four children and the love and success that they have had in their own lives.  After raising her family, she took on the role of “Oma” and continued to nurture the lives of young children, caring for her grandchildren as well as other children in the community.  She continued the tradition of caring as a teaching assistant at Peace Lutheran Preschool, until retiring in May of 2008.
Sieglinde was a dedicated Charter Member of Peace Lutheran Church in King George, where she led the Altar Guild, sang in the choir, and served in many capacities.  She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.  She was a master crocheter and accomplished crafter.  She was a caring compassionate person, always there to help anyone in need.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Peace Lutheran Church in King George, with the Rev. Terrance Naumann and the Rev. Richard Finck officiating.  Interment will immediately follow the service, at the Mason Vogel Family Cemetery, 9337 Hickory Lane, King George, VA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sieglinde’s memory may be made to the Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund, 5590 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - February 2, 2011

Michael Timothy Johnson

Michael Timothy Johnson, 55, of Stafford County, formerly of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Stafford Hospital Center.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his father, James O. Johnson Jr. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Johnson; his son Rodney Johnson (Danielle), of Stafford; his mother, Gloria Johnson of Spotsylvania County; two brothers and their wives, Franklin Johnson (Gladys) of Fredericksburg and David Johnson (Naomi), of Spotsylvania; five aunts, Joy Anne May of Spotsylvania, Hilda Smith and Jessie Brown, both of King George, Sarah Chapman and Muriel Fitzhugh, both of Bowling Green; four uncles, Raymond E. Johnson Sr. (Evelyn) of Spotsylvania, Richard Brittenham (Patricia) of Texas, Robert Brittenham of Fredericksburg and George Brittenham of California; one niece, Brittany Johnson of Fredericksburg; two nephews, David Johnson Jr.(Danielle), and Rae Byrd (Danielle); a host of other relatives and friends; and two special friends, Jordan and Kayla Jackson.
A viewing was held at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg, Friday, Jan. 28. A funeral was held  Saturday, Jan. 29, with the Rev. Roland Preston officiating. Interment was in Glen Haven Memory Gardens in Stafford.
Condolences may be made at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Hughes Williams

Dorothy Hughes Williams, 84, of King George County passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born on June 28, 1926, in Keystone, W.Va., where she was raised.
She is survived by two brothers, Harold and Jack Hughes, both of West Virginia; her niece and caregiver, Dora Jean Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Leroy Williams.
A funeral was held at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, on Friday, Jan. 28, Entombment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Mable Bowie

Mable Bowie of Colonial Beach, beautiful wife and lifelong partner of the late Charles D. “Legs” Bowie, was blessed into this world on May 7, 1931, and departed us on Jan. 26, 2011, to be with her “Honey” again.
Affectionately known as “Grammy” by her numerous grandkids, Mable was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. We were blessed with her presence on this earth for 79 wonderful years. She’ll be cherished and missed by all of us for the unending love and support that she provided to her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Triplett (Darnell), son Leonard “Lennie” Bowie (Eileen), and grandson Nathan Delane (Hollie), Additional family includes grandchildren, Shane Bowie (Christa), and Nicholas, Austin, and Hunter Bowie, Angelo Jones and Pat Smoot; great-grandchildren Trevor, Mason, Brooklynn (Grammy’s Little Angel), and Jaxson Delane, Dylan and Cole Bowie, and Antonio Jones; and loving friend Faye Briesmaster.
A viewing was held at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in Colonial Beach on Sunday, Jan. 30, followed by a memorial service.
The family has requested that contributions and donations in Mable’s honor be made to the Oak Grove Firehouse or Colonial Beach Rescue Squad.
The family would like to express its gratitude and thanks to the staff (from housekeeping to nurses) of the Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility for the never-ending patience and care they provided during her three years at the facility.
Even with her diminishing health in the last few months, her sense of humor and wit were the center of many great stories, laughs and memories. While she will be greatly missed, especially by her Sissy and Nicky, the family is glad she’s not suffering any longer.
She was a wonderful caregiver to all, and now it’s her turn to be cared for in Heaven. Until we all see you again we love you!
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown, 74, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Heritage Hall Health Care in King George. Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home in Port Royal.

Sylvia Williams

Sylvia Williams, 71, of King George County died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born July 11, 1939, in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Mary C. Burnett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Williams; a son, Rodney Williams; a daughter, Deborah L. Bushrod; and a son-in-law, Arthur Bushrod II.
Sylvia grew up in Washington and attended D.C. public schools. She graduated from McKinley Tech High School and attended Bowie State University, where she received her B.S. and M.S. degrees.
She retired from the Prince George’s County public school system in Maryland, after teaching for over 30 years.
Sylvia was drum major for justice. A lifelong member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, she served as a board member of the Virginia State Conference, NAACP.
Sylvia leaves to mourn and cherish her memory a granddaughter, Amara E. Bushrod, and a grandson, Arthur W. Bushrod III, both of King George; great-grandsons Alaijah W. and Aiden M. Bushrod, both of Westmoreland; an aunt, Edna M. Hardmon of Washington, D.C.; sons Jeffrey T. Robinson (Kim) of Richmond, William C. Nelson Jr. (Sport) of Richmond and Melvin Kyle (Bertha) of Roanoke; in-laws Arthur and IdaBell Bushrod of King George; dedicated friend William “Mr. Bill” Jones of Westmoreland; and a host of family and friends.
A funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 29, at Salem Baptist Church, King George, with interment in the church cemetery.
Services will be provided by Lee Funeral Home, King George.

Pearl Fines Embrey

Pearl Fines Embrey, 78, of King George County passed away on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital after suffering a long illness.
Mrs. Embrey was a loving wife and homemaker. She loved animals, planting flowers and working in the yard.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nellie Fines; her husband, Leonard Miles Embrey; and seven brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Yvonne (Jimmie Brad); her sister, Margaret “Nuni” Haynes (Earl); and her brothers, Charlie “Pete” Fines (Michelle), and Franklin “Boogie” Fines, all of Fredericksburg.
Services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St. Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, VA22401.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Patricia Lee Keith Esborg

Dr. Pat Esborg, 72,  passed away peacefully in her home in Bowie, MD, surrounded by her family on January 25, 2011, from lung cancer.
Born October 19, 1938 in Santa Monica, CA, to the late Robert and Betty Keith, Pat is survived by Svend, her loving husband of 49 years. Also surviving are her beloved children, Julia Snow (Richard) of VA, Kara Esborg of CA, and Erik (Rebecca Tucker) of CO, and her dear grandchildren, Daniel and Clara Snow of VA, and Anneka Esborg of CO.  Pat leaves behind many cherished relatives, friends, and colleagues worldwide.
Pat’s fulfilling nursing career spanned 25 years during which time she worked in hospitals in CA, AK, Belgium, and MD.  Pat went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing in 1984, and in 1991, a PhD. in Sociology, both from Univ. of MD.
In 1985 she embarked on a new career and enjoyed a thriving private practice as a psychotherapist and an organizational consultant until her diagnosis only four months ago.
Pat was a true people’s person and touched many lives. She lived every moment to the fullest and loved music, books, art, travel and nature.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at Quiet Waters in Annapolis on March 12th.
Please visit the family guestbook at www.beallfuneral.com. We smile as we hear Pat saying: “Always leave them laughing.”
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to your charity of choice, or to one of Pat’s favorite charities; S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat, a soup kitchen in Washington D.C.), 71 “O” Street, NW,Washington, D.C. 20001; Save the Children, c/o Gift Processing 54 Wilton Road. Westport, CT 06880; and one particularly dear to Pat’s heart, Second Grace, which benefits the people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (Make checks payable to Second Grace Foundation. Mailing address is c/o Diane Eccles, 7654 South., 1000 E. Midvale, UT 84047.) Please include Pat’s name in the subject line of your check.

Linda Bumbrey

Linda Bumbrey, 60, of King George County died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at her residence.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home in Port Royal is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Area Deaths - December 29, 2010

Alma Corker Bass

Alma Corker Bass, 79, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, with her family surrounding her.
Alma was born on Nov. 21, 1931, in Caroline County to James Lloyd and Julia Elizabeth Eisler Corker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Zack Corker, and her husband, David Brooks Bass. David and Alma were married two months shy of 50 years.
She is survived by loving daughters Hilary Dawn Shampine (Michael), and Heidi Bass, all of Fredericksburg; devoted niece Kelli Corker Embrey of Stafford; grandchildren Leah, Rachel and Ian Shampine; three siblings, Julia Rosella Gorham (Herman), of Alexandria, Lorene Rich of Colonial Beach and Vincent Corker (Pat Bell), of Stafford County; brother-in-law Austin Bass (Maggie), of Lititz, PA; sister-in-law, Dottie Tollberg (Stan), of Stafford; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews who were each dear to her heart. She also is survived by daughter Brenda Heddings and granddaughters Jenna Heddings and Kami Fox.
The family received friends Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home, with burial to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

James A. Coleman

James A. Coleman, 79, of Colonial Beach passed away Dec. 19, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Coleman; two sons, Ronnie Coleman of Charlotte, N.C., and Gerard Coleman of Fort Mills, S.C.; two daughters, Dorothy and Mary Jane Coleman, both of Spotsylvania County; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Friday, Dec. 24, at Little Zion Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with the Rev. Howerton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are by Cedell Brooks Funeral Home. Online guest book is at brooksfuneralhome.com.
Zachariah Johnson
A service for Zachariah Johnson was  held on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in Philadelphia.
A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Little Ark Baptist Church, Dahlgren.
Arrangements are by Lee Funeral Home, King George.

Sarah Love Light

Sarah Love Light, 65, of Fredericksburg passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Sarah is survived by her husband of 49 years, David P. Light Sr.; four daughters, Sarah Ann Derby and her husband, David, of Norfolk, Sherry Garretson of Fredericksburg, Kimberly Light and her partner, Alicia Hamilton, of King George County and Kristy Young (Brian), of Fredericksburg; a son, David P. Light Jr. (Jonda), of Spotsylvania County; a sister, Leah of Maryland; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her church family.
Sarah’s family received friends Sunday, Dec. 26, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg. A funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Spotsylvania Church of God, 12240 Five Mile Road, Fredericksburg, with Pastor Donald Jones officiating. Interment followed in Glen Haven Cemetery.
Sarah’s family requests that donations be made to the Sarah Love Fund, Box 1072, King George, Va. 22485.
Online condolences may be expressed to Sarah’s family at foundandsons.com.

Area Deaths - January 26, 2011

Wilbur Presley Allen

Wilbur Presley Allen of King George County, the son of the late Wilbur Lynn and Sarah Lorraine Allen, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at 71 years young.
He had retired from the William P. Lipscomb Co. in Alexandria. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Masonic Lodge 228 in Wheaton, Md. and American Legion Post 268 in Silver Spring, Md. Presley was an avid boater and fisherman.
Dad leaves behind four children, Robert Presley Allen, Jeannine Lorraine Allen, Thomas Lynn Allen(Corinne), and Lisa Suzanne Blevins (Gary); and four grandchildren, Michelle, Gary Lee, Amanda and Thomas. Dad also leaves behind a wonderful girlfriend of more than 30 years, Bernice Seek; her three children, Rhonda Turner(John), Stanley Robey(Deanne), and Monty Seek (Lynette); and her six grandchildren, Ashley, Justin, Corey, Whitney, Wesley and Amanda.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 22, at Potomac Baptist Church in King George, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Potomac Baptist Church, Box 701, King George, VA, 22485, or to The American Cancer Society, Attn: Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA, 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Kathleen Tate Hughes

Kathleen Tate Hughes, 86, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.
She was a member of Grant United Methodist Church, a retired secretary for Green Thumb and the widow of James Albert Hughes.
She is survived by two sons, James Daniel Hughes of Montross and Kenneth Lee Hughes of Emporia; two daughters, Dianne Lynn Hughes and Vickie Hughes Sandy (Christopher E.), all of Montross; four grandchildren, J. Renne Seager(Kenneth Wesley), Jessie R. Vaughn(Mark Edward), James William Hughes and Crystal Blair Sandy; and four great-grandchildren, Travis Wesley Seager, Savannah Brooke Seager, Austin Carver Vaughn and Macie Taylor Vaughn. She also leaves her loving cat, Abigail.
A memorial service was held  Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Grant United Methodist Church, Lerty, with interment in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mattaponi Indian Baptist Youth Group, 1409 Mattaponi Reservation Circle, West Point, VA, 23181.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Emma Elizabeth Tyson

Emma Elizabeth Tyson, 98, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Hughes Home.
Mrs. Tyson was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Lee Tyson. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and had worked at Virginia Shoe Factory for many years.
Survivors include her daughters, Louise Johnson(Paul), of King George and June Brooks(Tommy), of Tampa, FL; her five grandchildren, Brenda Butler(Louis),of Stafford County, BoBo Abel(Susie), Spotsylvania County, Gerald Abel of Spotsylvania, Dennis Abel of Caroline County and Diane Jones(Michael), of Tampa; 10 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
A service was held Friday, Jan. 21, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Dobson officiating, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Three generations of grandsons served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Lewis Ashton Newton

Lewis Ashton Newton, 75, of Stafford County passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Stafford Hospital Center.
He was born in King George County and raised in King George, Stafford and Mount Holly, NJ. He graduated from the University of Virginia and retired as a Fairfax County teacher after 30 years.
Lewis is survived by his sister, Louise Bessler of NJ; his longtime friend, Eleanor Scott of Stafford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, M. Maude Jones and Strother S. Newton of King George and his best friend and companion of 48 years, Alan R. Stineman.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Aquia Episcopal Church cemetery, with Father Jay Morris officiating.
His family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Aquia Episcopal Church, Box 275, Stafford, Va. 22555.
Online condolences may be expressed to Lewis’ family at foundandsons.com.

John E. “JR” Tyler, Jr

The region lost a local son, beloved husband and talented land use attorney on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, when John E. “JR” Tyler Jr. died in his home in King George County of a heart attack. He was 41 years old.
JR, a graduate of the College of William & Mary and T.C. Williams School of Law, grew up in Fauquier County, where he attended Fauquier High School. Upon his graduation from law school in 1994, JR began providing legal services to the town of Colonial Beach, where he served as town attorney from 1996 through 2002. In 2003, JR joined the land use law firm of Leming and Healy, where he specialized in legal research and prepared numerous briefs in support of local and appellate cases.
JR was an avid student of the law, and believed that our legal system is designed to provide a forum for fair- minded resolution of disputes in a civilized society. He also was a fierce advocate on behalf of the clients of the firm.
While serving as town attorney, JR met and married the love of his life, Valerie Stepp, who also practiced law in the area. The couple married Sept. 9, 2000, and resided in King George with their family of beloved pets that included three dogs, Amy, Belle and Cinder, and four cats, Kittytawn, Bat, Milo and Andy.  JR also was a lover of trains, both model and real, and was a Disney aficionado, with Disney World being a yearly destination for JR and Valerie.
JR is survived by his wife of 10 years, Valerie; his grandparents Harry E. Taylor and Beatrice Taylor of King George; and his brother, Erik Tyler of Gloucester.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at The Presbyterian Church in Fredericksburg to commemorate JR’s life, with a family greeting period immediately preceding the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Stafford County SPCA.
JR will be sorely missed by his family, friends, pets and colleagues.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh .com.

Deacon David Bushrod

Deacon David Bushrod departed this life on Friday, January 21, 2011 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA after a brief illness. He was born August 31, 1926 in Westmoreland County, VA to the late Abraham and Blanche Washington Bushrod. His formal education was received in the Westmoreland County Public Schools.
David was united in Holy Matrimony to Opal Lucile Ball on September 30, 1950. From this union were born three sons.
Deacon Bushrod accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Macedonia Baptist Church in Colonial Beach, VA where he remained active until the end.
During his life, he had served as a member of the Trustee Ministry, past chairman of the Deacon Ministry, past chairman of the Cemetery Ministry, past member of the Senior Choir and Men’s Chorus and a member of the Pulpit Search Committee.
He was also a member of the King George Branch NAACP, American Legion Post #329, Charter Member of Masonic Lodge #314, Charter Member of Guiding Star #216 Order of Easter Star all of King George, Virginia. He was also a current Board member of the King George Chamber of Commerce, member of the Dahlgren Lions Club, King George County Democratic Committee and an advocate worker during State and Local elections. He also volunteered his service with the Mary Washington Hospital Auxiliary.
Deacon Bushrod served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 during World War II. He retired from the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Dahlgren, VA after 37 years of service.
He began a refuse hauling and moving business in 1960. Deacon Bushrod was one of the original attendants at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, when the doors first opened in 1998.
He was a man that loved life, liked to travel and spend time with his family.
David was predeceased by three brothers, Wilbur, Thomas and Abraham, Jr. and one sister, Daisy Hickman.
David leaves to cherish his many memories his loving and devoted wife of 60 years Opal; three sons Wayne (Sheryl) of King George, VA, David Keith of Bristow, VA, Gregory (Adrienne) of Sacramento, CA; three grandchildren: Jasmine Bushrod, Christian Bushrod, Taylor Bushrod; two brothers Arthur and James; six sister in laws Hazel Bushrod, Idabel Bushrod, Isabell Bushrod, Jessie Brown, Hazel Pierce, Regina El; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, 1081 Macedonia Lane, Colonial Beach, VA 22443 or to the National Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Kathryn Lee Coe-Coombs

Kathryn Lee Coe-Coombs, 57, of King George, VA formerly of Alexandria, VA, died Sunday, January 16 following her battle with cancer.  
Kathryn was preceded in death by her mother Joanne Coe.  
She is survived by her aunt Judith Johnson and cousins Kevin Johnson and Kindra Lee Johnson-Vincent as well as a host of 2nd cousins.  Kathryn also leaves behind a vast network of friends whom loved her dearly and she loved back.   
A historical reenactor, her primary focus as a re-creations producer / production manager and costume historian / designer was on the mid 18th through mid 20th century.
A funeral  mass with communion for family and close friends will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1132 North Ivanhoe St., Arlington, VA 22205 on Fri. January 28 at 1:30 p.m.  Private interment to follow at Columbia Gardens.   
A memorial service at Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own Restaurant & Pub of Old Town, 111 N. Pitt St.  Alexandria, VA will be held Fri., January 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) 1156 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC  20005 or the Fredericksburg Christian Health Center (FCHC)1129 Heatherstone Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407-4828 or the YR Alumni Network, 1101 30th Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20007 to fund a scholarship in Kathryn’s name.
An Open House Memorial Celebration will be held on Sat. Jan. 29. beginning at 3 p.m. at Cleydael Farm, 7144 Peppermill Rd., King George.  All are invited.  “Cleydael”, an antebellum National Register farmhouse on the John Wilkes Booth escape route bus tour is owned by Kathryn. The house is furnished ca. 1865 and occasionally used as a film location and home to the Heritage House props inventory.
It will be a potluck/byob event.  Come as you are, but period attire is encouraged for her reenactor friends.

Area Deaths - December 22, 2010

Henry William Tiller, Jr.

Henry William Tiller Jr., 88, of King George County died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at his home.
He was a member of Lakeland Acres Baptist Church in Florida.
Survivors include his children, Lydia Lee Lewis, Jacquelin Fay Tiller, Michael Wayne Tiller, Kenneth Sumner Tiller, Suzanne Tiller Carruthers, Bobby Sands Tiller, Barbara Jo Sweikert, Donna Gernert and Marjorie Thorp; brother Eugene Philo Tiller; sister Betty Carol Ellis; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A service was held Saturday, Dec. 18, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Will Dodson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.



Alice S. Richards Self

Alice S. Richards Self, 85, of Oak Grove passed away on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by her niece, Gladys Richards of Fredericksburg; and her nephew, Wilbert R. Self and his wife, Geraldine, of Cherry Hill, N.J.
A service was held Friday, Dec. 17, at Little Zion Baptist Church in Oak Grove, with the Rev. Howerton Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Robbs Hill family cemetery.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, is handling the arrangements. Online guestbook is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.



Roderick S. Haywood

Roderick S. Haywood, 88, of Hanover, Pa., passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at York Hospital.
Mr. Haywood served in the 4th Infantry Division during World War II. He participated in the Normandy invasion and campaigns in northern France, the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), the Rhineland and central Europe. After his release from military service he had two careers. He worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in New York as an actuary and later worked for the United States Postal Service in Hackensack and Brick, N.J.
Mr. Haywood spent his retirement years enjoying his hobbies including stamp collecting, model trains, photography and conservationism. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hanover, and a lifetime member of the VFW.
Survivors include one daughter, Maryellyn Crane and husband Richard of Hanover; one son, Paul Haywood and wife Katie of King George; three grandchildren, Marissa Kimball, Matthew Crane and Samuel Haywood; and one great granddaughter, Ella Kimball.
Mr. Haywood was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Florence Gucker Haywood; and his parents, Albert and Carrie Bortner Haywood.
A funeral to celebrate and remember Mr. Haywood’s life was held Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, 269 Frederick St., Hanover, Pa., with the Rev. Jack Hoffman officiating.
Entombment was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hanover.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Haywood may be made to VFW Post 2506, 19 McKinley Ave., Hanover, Pa. 17331-2024.
Memories and condolences may be shared at kenworthyfh.com.

Helen McAllister Hall

Farewell to Helen McAllister Hall, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in King George County.
Born in Etlan in 1917, she grew up in Washington, D.C., where she met and married Dave Hall. They spent most of their lives in Springfield, at a time when you knew everyone who lived within miles of you, a time before superhighways and fast food existed. She was lucky to have witnessed incredible events and unimagined inventions in her life.
Throughout her life, she shared the love of family and friends. She had a unique talent for growing flowers and shrubs, and would always take in and care for God’s little creatures.
She is missed by all those whose lives she touched.
A funeral was held Monday, Dec. 20, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.
Please send contributions to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (alz.org) or to Alley Cat Allies, 7920 Norfolk Ave., Suite 600, Bethesda, Md. 20814.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.



Robert E. “Bob” Lowe

Robert E. “Bob” Lowe, 79, passed away at his home on Dec. 17, 2010, after a long, courageous battle with stomach cancer.
He was born Oct. 16, 1931, to the late Joel Charles and Pearl Birchfield Lowe in Elkridge, W.Va. He served in the United States Air Force and was stationed at the Panama Canal. He had retired from Ravenswood Aluminum after 32 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Leta Peters; and his granddaughters Lisa and Jessica Adkins.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dora Copen Lowe; daughters Vickie (Chuck) Coleman of Ravenswood and Robin (Fred) Shultz of Spencer; son Skip (Vickie) Lowe of Dahlgren; and granddaughters Molly and Katie Shultz, Desi Abshire and Stephanie Batson.
Per his request his body has been donated to the WVU Medical School through the Human Gift Registry, in the hopes that others can benefit from his donation.
There will be no services. In his memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Envelopes will be provided by Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, W.Va. 26164.
Condolences may be made to the family at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or online at joeroushfuneralhome.com.
Avis Payne Maiden
Avis Payne Maiden, 76, of Oak Grove passed Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Little Zion Baptist Church in Oak Grove at noon. Interment will be in the Little Zion Church Cemetery.
Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements.



Norman Matthew Berryman

Norman Matthew Berryman, 28, of Stafford County died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. He was employed as a first operator at Quad Direct until his passing.
As a child, Norman attended Mount Olive Baptist Church, Stafford.
Norman leaves to mourn his passing his parents, Larry Lambert and Vanessa Berryman of Stafford; three sisters, Rebecca and Jennifer Berryman of Stafford and Falissha Berryman of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Larry and Christopher Berryman of Stafford; his grandfather Wade Berryman of Jacksonville, Fla.; his grandmother Jesse Brent of Stafford; four aunts, Blanche Berryman of Stafford, Gladys Lambert of Fredericksburg, Rachel Jackson of Spotsylvania and Katherine Lambert of Warrenton; and five uncles, Rickey and Tony Lambert of Hartwood, Jessie Lambert of Westmoreland, Jake Berryman Sr. of Stafford and Vernell Jackson of Spotsylvania.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg. Interment followed at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Stafford.
Online condolences may be made at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Alfred Newton Williams, Sr.

Alfred Newton Williams Sr. of Stafford County passed away at his home after a battle with cancer.
Newton was born on Sept. 21, 1928. He was the son of the late James and Annie Williams.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Whitfield and Robert Williams, and a sister who passed away as a child, Virgie.
He is survived by his wife, Ashley E. Williams of Spotsylvania County; his children, Beverly W. Payne of Spotsylvania and Alfred Newton Williams II and Barbara J. Williams, both of Stafford; a brother, Kenny Williams; three sisters, Mabel Corbitt, Peggy Jett and Callie Jett, all of Stafford; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was a carpenter, builder, waterman and farmer. He was an honorary member of White Oak Fire Department for his work in building the station. He loved to camp, fish and hunt. He led a working man’s life. He was a member of the Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Stafford and a member of Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at noon in New Hope Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Michael Lee Conner

Michael Lee “Civitello” Conner II, 34, of King George County died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in King George.
Michael was a custodian for Massaponax schools and attended Colonial Beach schools.
He is survived by his father, Michael Conner; two daughters, Skylar and Cheyenne; two sisters, Kelly Renee West (Donnie), and Dawn Marie Howell; two nephews; two nieces; and two great- nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Mae Savage.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating. Burial will be private.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh. com.

Mary Estelle Johnson

Mary Estelle Johnson, 83, of Colonial Beach died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodford Johnson.
She is survived by one daughter Peggy Joyce McGuire; four sons, Clarence “Butch” Johnson, Norman Lec Johnson, Woodford Johnson and William Johnson; two sisters, Virginia Welles and Mary Agnes Gorman; and one brother, Truman Guckert. Mary is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends at Cunningham Funeral Home, 811 Cameron St., Alexandria, Va. 22314, on Monday, Dec. 20. A life celebration service was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 21, Interment followed in Mount Comfort Cemetery, 6600 South Kings Highway, Alexandria.

James Coleman

James Coleman, 79, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.

F. Diane Anderson

F. Diane Anderson 63, of Colonial Beach Va.  passed away  on December 15, 2010.
Loving wife of Glenn Anderson, and sister of  Ellen Chrencik.
Memorial Services will be held on December 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion #148, 27 Colonial Ave. Colonial  Beach Va. Food will be served.  
In lieu of flowers, please make your donations to the American Humane Association in memory of Diane Anderson, 63 Inverness Dr. East, Englewood, CO 80112.

Area Deaths - January 19, 2011

Edna H. Dunavant

Edna H. Dunavant, 93, of Spotsylvania County, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Dunavant was preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. Dunavant Sr. She was a member of Zoan Baptist Church.
Survivors include six daughters, Doris Landram, Stella Tipton (John), Audrey Hinkle (Eugene), Shirley Curtis (Thomas), Lorene Barden and Juanita Lamoy (John), all of Spotsylvania; four sons, Richard Dunavant Jr. of Spotsylvania, Elvin Dunavant (Sharon), of Colonial Beach, Randolph Dunavant (Karen), and Eugene Dunavant (Vernell), all of Spotsylvania; a sister, Margaret Mason of Baltimore; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held on Saturday, Jan. 15, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Peyton Wiltshire officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were David Dunavant, Michael Dunavant, Troy Curtis, Jason Lamoy, Jeff Lamoy, Scott Landram, Eugene Hinkle, Chris Dunavant and Patrick Dunavant.
Memorial donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Carl Dean Perry

Carl Dean Perry, 63, of Spotsylvania County passed away at McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.
Carl was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Cloe Perry, and a brother, Roy Perry.
He is survived by his wife, Jena; daughter Angela Thorn (Jeff), of King George County; son Jason Perry of Beaverdam; mother Annabell Arnold; siblings Merle Perry (Nancy), of Virginia, and Jeff Perry, Arnold Buff and Nancy Haynes (Dan), all of Illinois; and six grandchildren, Kali Thorn, Donovan Thorn, Tyler Thorn, Marlena Perry, Cameron Perry and Kodiak Perry.
The family received friends on Sunday, Jan. 16, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Spotsylvania Chapel. A service was held  on Monday, Jan. 17, at the funeral home, with Pastor Linda Ray officiating. Interment followed in Rehobeth United Methodist Church cemetery in Beaverdam.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonspotsylvania.com.

Vernon Douglas Henderson, Jr.

Vernon Douglas Henderson Jr., 57, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.
Doug was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in King George County. He was a lifelong resident of King George and Fredericksburg. He was a graduate of KG High School and Virginia Commonwealth University, with a major in sacred music.
Doug’s musical talents were far-reaching in the Fredericksburg community. He was organist and choir master at Trinity Episcopal Church for 38 years. He was a charter member of the Fredericksburg Chamber Chorale and worked with the Fredericksburg Festival of the Arts. He accompanied the Maranatha Choir, played with the Fredericksburg Big Band and recently was adjunct professor accompanying the Randolph-Macon College choirs.
Doug was also the sole proprietor of Henderson Piano Service for 26 years. He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman.
Doug was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Douglas Henderson Sr., and brother, Dennis Pratt Henderson.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; mother, Clarice Dennis Henderson of Virginia Beach; sister, Christa Colleen Paulosky (Bill), and two nephews, Richmond P. and Vincent J. Letterio of Virginia Beach.
A celebration of Doug’s life and music will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 825 College Ave., Fredericksburg. His ashes will be interred in the Memorial Garden at Trinity. The Rev. Kent D. Rahm will officiate. A reception will follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doug Henderson Memorial Music Fund at Trinity Episcopal Church.
An online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Margaret Ella McDowney

Margaret Ella Richards McDowney transcended this life to her heavenly home very quietly and peacefully on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.
She was joined in holy matrimony to John Jasper McDowney on Feb. 15, 1941. To this union five children were born, Preston, John, Elizabeth, Karen and Valerie.
Margaret was a pillar to her family and community. As the strong matriarch’s health began to decline, she still continued to check on others and offer words of encouragement.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John J. McDowney; her daughter Valerie Rosetta McDowney; a grandson, Jeffrey McDowney; a great-grandson, Cedric “CJ” Carrington Jr.; and a grandson-in-law, Paul Cross.
Margaret leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Preston Amos (Sheryl) of Milford and John Roger (Rebecca) of Colonial Beach; two daughters, Elizabeth Jarrettus of Colonial Beach and Karen Rebecca of Fredericksburg; seven grandchildren whom she helped to raise, John R. McDowney II (Sherry), Davina N. Carrington (Cedric), Romona M. Jones, Preston A. McDowney (Jamie), Dominique M. Berryman (Anthony), Norman Johnson III and Preshel L. McDowney, and many other loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Veola McDowney (Evelyn) of Fort Washington, Md.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 19, at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach. A viewing will be held prior to the services, from 10 a.m. to noon at the church.
Interment will be in the Rev. John J. Jasper McDowney family cemetery, Colonial Beach.

Wilbur Presley Allen

Wilbur Presley Allen, 71, of King George County passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Potomac Baptist Church in King George.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the services.

Area Deaths - December 15, 2010

Geneva Peyton

Geneva Peyton, 75, of Colonial Beach died peacefully Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.
She is survived by her niece and caregiver, Lillie Mae Tate of Colonial Beach; her sister, Edith M. Holland of Norfolk; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 11, at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with Dr. David Cunningham officiating. Interment was in Historyland Memorial Park, King George County.
Arrangements were handled by Lee Funeral Home, King George.

Norma Wester Rose

Norma Wester Rose, 85, of Lake Charles died Saturday, December 04, 2010 in the comfort of her daughter’s home.
 Mrs. Rose was born and lived most of her life in Baton Rouge, LA.  She and her husband returned to his childhood home town, Watson, LA, where they lived their retirement years.  She worked as a Key Punch Operator for Ethyl Corp during her younger years and worked many years as a Secretary for the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court Mortgage Office, from which she retired.
 Mrs. Rose was an admirable woman of her generation, a Christian woman of faith, with an overwhelming love for her family and a devotion to serving the Lord.  She was a member of Oak Park United Methodist Church and Wesley United Methodist Church where she was a member of both church choirs.
 She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Catherine R. Comish (Charles Ray), of Lake Charles and Elizabeth R. Doran (Thomas E.), of King George, VA; one son, Retired Air Force Major, Stephen James Rose (Sondra) of Oklahoma City, OK; five grandchildren, Jessica Doran Taft(Joshua), Samuel Patrick Doran (Rebekah Jean), and William Stuart Doran, all of VA and Christopher Michael Rose and Kimberly Anne Rose, both of OK; two great- grandchildren, Zachary Thomas Taft and John Patrick Taft and one sister, Rosalie Grado and husband Salvador of Groves, TX.
 She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Preston Rose and one brother, Sidney Marion Peterson.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 7, 2010 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.  Reverends Roger Templeton and Peggy Foreman  officiated.    Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 12 in the Live Oak United Methodist Church Cemetery in Watson, LA., with the Reverend Tom Bergeron officiating.
 Donations may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 423 Live Oak Street, Sulphur, LA 70663 or Live Oak United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 709, Watson, LA 70786.
 Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.

Frances A. Berry

Frances A. Berry, 90, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.
Frances was born in Baltimore, MD. She was a homemaker, former member of Hanover Baptist Church in King George, and a current member of Round Hill Baptist Church in King George.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas W. Berry Jr. (Sandy O.), and Ralph J. Berry, all of King George; four sisters, Elizabeth Dunn and Betty Rice, both of Maryland, and Margaret Armstrong and Joan Ness, both of Florida; four grandchildren, Donna Barnum, Kevin Berry, April Berry and Abby Moore; and seven great-grandchildren.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. Berry Sr.
A funeral was held Friday, Dec. 10, at Round Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ted James officiating. Interment followed in Corrottoman Baptist Cemetery, Ottoman.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Round Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 467, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Roland Franklin Baker

Roland Franklin Baker, 83, of Fredericksburg passed from this life on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Hughes Home.
Born May 12, 1927, to Robert F. and Pearl N. Baker, he was a lifelong resident of the Fredericksburg area. A Navy veteran of World War II, Roland served in the Pacific Theater. For 50 years he worked as a well-known shoe repairman and owner of Baker’s Shoe Repair in Fredericksburg.
Roland was a member of Kings Highway Baptist Church. He was a self-taught, natural musician, who played fiddle and guitar, sang tenor in church choirs, led congregational singing and sang in male quartets including the Gospelight Quartet. Later in life, Roland was an ordained minister at Montague Baptist Church in King George.
Survivors include his wife, Helen H. Baker; three sons, Ronald E. Baker of Fredericksburg, David R. Baker of Fredericksburg and Russell F. Baker of Spotsylvania County; two daughters, Bonnie P. Baker-Day of Reidsville, N.C., and Robyn B. Pates of Falmouth; six grandchildren, Ryan, Rendall, Jacob and Garrett Baker, John W. Pates III and Katelyn Pates; and one great-grandson, Riley Baker.
A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 11, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Carlin Dempsey officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Andrew E. Rock

Andrew E. Rock, 56, of Washington, D.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Henrico Doctors Hospital.
He is survived by his daughter, Tammy Gail Smith of Alexandria; two sons, Ethan Rock and Daniel Rock of the island of Dominica; two grandchildren; two brothers, John Rock of Colonial Beach and Richard Rock of Silver City, N.C.; and two sisters-in-law, Shermel Rock and Sharon Rock.
A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 11, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
Online guest book at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Tammy Lynn Murray

Tammy Lynn Murray, 41, of Woodbridge died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was a registered nurse for Quest Diagnostics and an active volunteer for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Woodbridge.
Tammy is survived by her daughter, Suzanna Murray of Woodbridge; stepsons Troy and Kevin Schenemann of Maryand; brothers Christopher and Daniel Murray of Alexandria; sister Sarah Murray of Woodbridge; father Dan Murray of Alexandria; fiance John Laine of Spotsylvania County; step-mother, Drue Murray of Colonial Beach and many loving relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving mother, Pamela Murray.
A viewing was held Sunday, Dec. 12, at Miller Funeral Home, Woodbridge. The funeral was held on Monday, Dec. 13, at Our Lady of Angels Church. Interment followed in Woodbine Cemetery, Manassas.

Barbara Jean Dickinson

Barbara Jean Dickinson, 65, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Charles E. King Jr. of Colonial Beach; a daughter, Sheila J. Jenkins of Arlington; and a son, Stuart Shannon II of Colonial Beach.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Mary Maureen Young

Mary Maureen Young, 84, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Woodmont Center. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by four sons, Raymond Young of Lehigh Acres, FL., David Young Sr. of Fredericksburg, Melvin Young of King George County and Patrick Young of Bowling Green; two grandchildren, David Young Jr. and Olivia Young; one niece; and numerous nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at the funeral home, with burial to follow in National Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Gordon P. Rose

Gordon P. Rose, 76, of King George County passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.
He was a retired service station attendant. He attended Oakland Baptist Church in King George.
Gordon is survived by two sisters, Azele Synan of Stafford County and Peggy Briggs of King George; a brother, Preston L. Rose of Great Mills, MD.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Rose.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Raymond Lee Cropper

Raymond Lee Cropper Sr., 42, of Fredericksburg died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010.
Mr. Cropper was a loving husband, father and son.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly C. Cropper; son Raymond Lee Cropper Jr. of Fredericksburg; daughters Whitney Anne Cropper and Britney Anne Cropper, both of Fredericksburg; parents Leslie Jackson Cropper Sr. and Peggy Ann Cropper of Triangle; brothers Leslie Cropper Jr. and Jerry Cropper Sr., both of King George, and Terry Cropper Sr. of Triangle; and sisters Carolyn Coulter of Fredericksburg, Hilda Fulkerson of Stafford County and Susan Barber of Triangle.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Keith Loesch officiating. Burial will follow in Stafford Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the funeral home.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

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