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Area Deaths - July 28, 2010

Frances Marchant Baker

Frances Marchant Baker, 93, passed away Saturday July 17, 2010, at Farnham Manor.
She was born Frances Miriam Marchant on April 8, 1917, in Kinsale to her parents, William Bartlett “Cap’n Bill” Marchant and Frances Myrtle Hudson Marchant.
She moved to Colonial Beach in 1926. She graduated from Colonial Beach High School as valedictorian in 1934, attended Blackstone College for women 1934 through 1936, and graduated as salutatorian.
Frances married Alvin E. Baker in 1938 and lived on Yellow Hill Dairy Farm, where she helped with the farming and bookkeeping.
In 1957, Frances resumed her career for the Naval Surface Warfare Center and was assigned various projects, which included the ASROC, Poseidon and Polaris missile defense systems. She retired in 1977 and, in 1979, she and her husband wintered in Bradenton, Fla. for 14 years. Her husband, Alvin, died in 1996, and she continued to live winters in Bradenton until 2001.
In 2001, Frances moved to Farnham Manor and lived there until her death.
Frances is survived by a daughter, Frances Suzanne van der Valk (Ubbo), of Highland, Md.; her sons, David English Baker(Cathey), of Fairfax Station, and Edward Bartlett Baker(Paige), of Colonial Beach; two grandchildren, Frances Elizabeth van der Valk of Columbia, Md., and Marcellus Ubbo van der Valk(Claire), of Bethesda, Md.; stepgrandchildren Laural Koons(Carl), and daughters AnnMarie and Callie of Fredericksburg, Brad Madden(Stephanie), and daughter Hannah of Glenn Allen; and a sister, Jacqueline Reamy Curtis of Colonial Beach.
Frances was preceded in death by her brother, William Bartlett Marchant, and sister Malinda Marchant Brown.
A funeral was held Thursday, July 22, at Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Brant Hays officiating. Interment followed in Round Hill Baptist Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, Box 189, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Helen Jones Richards

Helen Jones Richards, 91, of Supply departed this life Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at a local nursing home.
She is survived by one stepdaughter, Eula Myers of Tappahannock; a stepson, Billy Richards of Hustle; nine step-grandchildren; three nieces, Rebecca Fortune of Washington, D.C., Ida Jeter of Sparta and Margo Keeles of Richmond; eight nephews, Leon Roy of Sparta, Irving Roy and Curtis Roy of Supply, Edward Roy of Indiana, Sherman Roy of Fredericksburg, Michael Johnson of Tennessee, Robert “Boo Top” Fortune of Hustle and Thomas “Tom” Fortune of Chance.
A memorial service was held Saturday, July 24, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock.

David Mark Campbell

David Mark Campbell, 49, of King George County died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Campbell lived in King George for 10 years. He loved working, gardening and his animals. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Jenkins.
Survivors include his father and mother, David Campbell Jr. and Delores Bliss Campbell of King George; sisters Nora Greer of King George and Diane Sill of Springfield; his grandmother, Nora Fitzgerald of Amherst County; aunts Mary Berberich of Mount Carmel, Ill., Marian Wood of Madison Heights and Shirley Gates of Alexandria; great- aunt Edna Bliss of Alexandria; five nephews; one niece; one great-nephew; and numerous cousins.
A funeral was held Tuesday, July 27, at Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Elfie Finn-McKenzie officiating. Interment followed in Fletcher’s Chapel cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Fletcher’s Chapel, designated to those affected by the Gulf oil spill, 8330 Fletcher’s Chapel Road, King George, Va. 22485.
Please share your thoughts and feelings about Mark on his Facebook page.

Robbie Waller Allen, Jr.

Robbie Waller Allen Jr., 82, of Virginia Beach passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth.
Robbie was born March 29, 1928, in Bowling Green, the son of the late Robbie W. Allen Sr. and Alma D. Allen. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Diane Williams Allen.
He is survived by two sisters, Alma Marsh of Falmouth, and Ella Doster of Richmond; four daughters, Donna Allen Coley(Michael), of King George County, Robin Roland(Bob), of Fayetteville, N.C., Shelley Leader(Malcom), of Dickinson, Texas, and Susan Cohn(Sheldon), of Virginia Beach; two sons, Don (Cindy), of Lothian, Md., and Darrell(Merritt), of Tijeras, N.M.; five grandchildren, David Roland, Darcy Flynn, Brendan Allen, Rebecca Cohn and Molly Cohn; and two great-grandchildren, Kia Baron and Donny Roland.
Robbie served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years, retiring in 1966. The remainder of his career was spent in defense contracting. An ardent advocate of continuing education, his proudest accomplishments were earning his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland in 1971, and watching all six of his children graduate from college.
Upon retirement, Robbie and Diane loved traveling together, their favorite destinations being Hawaii, Thailand and Disney World. He spent his last years in Virginia Beach, enjoying the ocean front, the symphony and opera.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel on the grounds of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, with the Rev. Jack A. Marcom Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at noon in Quantico National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any institution of education or a symphony orchestra of one’s choice, or to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Box 998, Quantico, Va. 22134-0998.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Ronnie B. Webb

Ronnie B. Webb of Wicomico Church, Va. departed this life on July 22nd, 2010 after a brave battle with cancer.  Ronnie was born on April 10, 1943 as the youngest of six children to Vernon and Addie Webb.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers -   Henley Webb, Herbert Webb and James Webb. 
Ronnie is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, William and Shirley Webb of Lottsburg; his sister, Catherine Cross, of Baltimore, Md., two sons, Allen Webb and wife Lori of King George, Va. and  Ronnie Webb, Jr. of Lancaster, Va.; four grandchildren and five step-grandchildren to include Sarah Webb (OK), Elizabeth Webb (CA),
Matthew Webb (VA) , Addie Webb (VA), Dameon Hinson (VA), Taylor Hinson (SC), Christian Hinson (VA), Bryce Hinson (VA), Jared O’Connell (VA); one great-granddaughter, Amy Grace Webb of San Diego, CA, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a faithful friend, Ann Atkins, of Richmond, Va.
Ronnie was formerly employed by Lillian Lumber Company and had been retired for several years, having been a life-long resident of the Northern Neck.  He also loved music and was in several country bands as a bass guitar player earlier in his life. 
He helped entertain many local residents at various events throughout the area.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Melrose United Method Church in Lottsburg, Va. at 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Melrose UMC Cemetery Fund.
 

Area Deaths - July 21, 2010

Robert James Goodman

Robert James “Benny” Goodman, 80, of Montross died Saturday, July 10, 2010, of lung cancer.
He was orphaned at a young age and raised by his grandmother. Benny entered the Merchant Marines in 1943 at the age of 15, and he was proud to be an active service member traveling the world and serving his country. In 1957, he left the Marines and settled into a career in hotel and restaurant services in Washington, D.C.
Benny was a member of American Legion Post 85 in Arlington, where he was on the house and executive committees.
Benny was a loving husband, father and grandparent. He is survived by Faye Halleck, Kathy, Becky, Paul, Peter, Blaine, Ruth and grandchildren Carla, Matthew, Sarah, Rachael, Wesley, Preston, Mandy and Jake.
A memorial service was held Saturday, July 17, at the Montross Chapel of Welch Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Montross Rescue Squad, Box 1174, Montross, Va. 22520, or the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral home.com.

Mary Magaline Filmore

Mary Magaline Filmore, 97, known as “Maggie,” was born Nov. 22, 1912, to the late Charles and Blanche Davis. On Sunday, July 11, Maggie exchanged her arms for a pair of platinum wings after a short illness.
Her husband Daniel Filmore and her son, Purcell Filmore, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Thomas “Tommy” Davis and James “Pluck” Davis.
Maggie leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, who worked so diligently taking care of her for over 40 years, Dorothy, known as “Peggy,” and her son-in-law, Mark Grant of Dahlgren, and her daughter Irene Fisher of Camden, N.J.
She also is survived by her sisters, Rosie Robinson of Staunton, Alice Pryor of Mitchellsville, MD, Addell Bland and Ida Bertha Hodge, both of King George, VA, and Mary Ann Daniels (Kenneth) of Riverdale, MD. Sister Sadie Bland preceded her in death.
She also leaves behind her brothers Benjamin Beverly (Ruth) of Billings, MT, and Eugene Beverly of Seattle, WA., and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She had two very special friends, the late Ernest “Crack” Tyler and Helen Newman, who stuck by Maggie to the end of her journey. Their friendship stood the test of time. She affectionately referred to Helen as her girlfriend.
A funeral was held at Little Ark Baptist Church, Dahlgren, VA. The Rev. William L. McKinley officiated and the Eulogist was the Rev. Matthew “Viola” Bumbry. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Services were provided by Lee Funeral Home, King George, VA.

Bessie S. Vann

Bessie S. Vann, 94, of Parkersburg, WV., formerly of Colonial Beach, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in Parkersburg.
Bessie is survived by a daughter, Phyllis J. Iroff of Parkersburg; a son, Ronald E. Vann of Alexandria; one grandson; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie E. Vann, and one granddaughter.
A funeral was held Saturday, July 17, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. James Spurgeon officiating. Interment followed Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens.
Contributions may be made to Colonial Beach Baptist Church, Box 27, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, or a charity of choice.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Nettie Frank

Nettie Frank, 84, of King George County passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Pete and Elsie Balderson, John Balderson, Joyce Heiden, Janice and Dickie Whetzel, John Madison and Donna Greenwood; nine grandchildren, Theresa Balderson, Crystal Berryman, Betty Jo Conner, Juanita Beale, Mike Simms, Cheryl Simms, April Greenwood, Jason Greenwood and Johnnie Madison; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Frankie Balderson.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Johnny Almond officiating. Burial will follow in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Home Health Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Francis Alexander Farmer

Francis Alexander Farmer, 86, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully on Friday, July 16, 2010, at Golden Living of Fredericksburg.
Mr. Farmer was a World War II Army veteran and a member of VFW Post 3103.
Survivors include his wife, Virgie Farmer of Fredericksburg; his brother, Lloyd Farmer Jr. and wife Louise of King George, VA; brothers-in-law, Kelly and Aubrey Green of King George; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great- nephews.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 20, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. R. Kenneth Brooks officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
Memorial  donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - July 14, 2010

Don. D. Bryant

Don D. Bryant, 61, of Port Royal died Monday, July 5, 2010, at his home.
He was an Army veteran and former employee of Hamilton Iron Works in Woodbridge.
Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Kate Bryant, of the home; six children, Don Bryant Jr. of Spotsylvania County; Vicki Roberson of Spotsylvania; Bridget Bryant of Maryland, N.Y., Johnny Bryant of Spotsylvania, Amanda Musson of Gilbertsville, N.Y., and Chelsea Bryant of the home; and his adopted children, Rhonda Farrell of Adelphia, Md., and Adam Nedzweckas of King George VA. Also left behind is his pet little Yorkie, Paxy.
Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Betty Melton, James “Bucky” Bryant, Jackie Martin, Haywood Bryant, Sheila McSwain, Harriet Bryant, Velma Leager, Kathy Wright and Marie Douthier; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service was held Friday, July 9, with Kenneth Brooks officiating. Burial followed in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George.
The family requests that donations be made for the Benefit of Chelsea Renee Bryant, c/o Union First Market Bank, Box 940, Ruther Glen, Va. 22546.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Amy Lou Haymes

Amy Lou Haymes, 90, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010, in her hometown of Monett, Mo.
Mrs. Haymes was a former resident of Fredericksburg.
She is survived by her daughter, Jan Haiber (Donald) of King George; two grandsons, James Brady Jr. of Spotsylvania and Donnie Haiber Jr. of King George; and two nieces, Vicki Hall of Lakewood, CO., and Jan Barclay of Springfield, MO.
She was preceded in death by her son, John Haymes.
A graveside service was held July 1 at Monett I.O.O.F Cemetery.

James ‘Steve’ Dailey

On Sunday, July 4, 2010, James S. “Steve” Dailey, 66, of Colonial Beach, surrounded by family and friends, quietly slipped the bounds of earth and was graciously received into the arms of his Heavenly Father.
His battle with lung cancer was over. During his life, he served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, achieved the position of area supervisor with Dominion Virginia Power, and later left to fulfill a personal calling to serve his community as a master police officer for the Newport News Police Department, from which he retired in 2004.
He was a founding member and bass drum player for the Newport News Police Pipe and Drum Corps, “The Blue and Crimson Guardians,” and a member of the Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, where he had found his spiritual home and could weekly profess and affirm his faith as a member of the choir.
Steve was born in Indianapolis, IN, and was preceded on his journey by both his father and mother, Gerald and Henrietta Dailey, and three brothers, Joseph, Bobby and Paul Dailey.
He leaves behind his best friend and wife of 27 years, Sandra “Sandy” Dailey; a daughter, Michelle Bradley; three sons, James R. Dailey (Karen), John K. “Kenny” Hott (Jeanne), and Nicholas Dailey; four grandchildren, whom he loved and adored, Zach and Kayla LeMasters, Devin Hott, and Nicole Dailey; two brothers, Phillip Dailey (Minnie Ellen), and Edward Dailey of Rome, Italy; one sister, Sister Margaret Ann Dailey; and his father- and mother-in-law, Algernon “Mickey” and Janice Groves as well as a host of close friends, whom he considered to be a part of the family.
Services were held July 10, at Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Brant Hays officiating.  Burial was private.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as contributions to the CBUMC Building Fund, Box 189, Colonial Beach, Va 22443.
He stated that while flowers, which may be beautiful, will wither and die, his church will live forever.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Kermit Eugene Smith

Kermit Eugene Smith, 55, of Tappahannock, formerly of Westmoreland County, departed this life Friday, July 2, 2010, in a Mechanicsville hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Blue Smith; three daughters, Sheena Smith of Virginia Beach, Nikita Smith of Sandy Point and Allyson Garner of Tappahannock; one son, Joshua Garner of Tappahannock; one grandson, Jaden Shelton; his father, William Smith of Mount Holly; eight brothers; and five sisters.
Visitations were held at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock, and at Zion Baptist Church, Tucker Hill.
A funeral was held Friday, July 9, with the Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Interment was in Zion Baptist Church cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at washingtonfh.com.

Marvin Pierce

Marvin Pierce, 66, of Montross passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Commonwealth Assisted Living in Kilmarnock.
A funeral was held Saturday, July 10, at Galilee Baptist Church. Interment was in the Potomac Baptist Church cemetery in Hague.
Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home in Warsaw handled the arrangements.

Lois Elizabeth Gray

Lois Elizabeth Gray, 84, of Colonial Beach, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital from cancer.
Her hobbies include bingo, baking and decorating cakes, and bowling. She belonged to the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge and was a charter member of the Colonial Beach Eagles.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Gray, and son Michael Gray.
She is survived by her sons Dan Gray of Mineral and Donny Gray (Teresa), of Montross; daughter Linda (Warren), of Colonial Beach; four grandchildren, Pam Sprouse, Brian Sprouse, Samantha Gray and Tiffany Gray; seven great-grandchildren, Mindy Wyman, Sean Kinzer, Elizabeth Phillips, Kamron Sprouse, Kyrstin Sprouse, Hailey Gray and, coming soon, Max Warren ; and four great-great-grandchildren Adyn and Bryson Douglas, Rylee Phillips, and, coming soon, Natalie Phillips.
A celebration of  her life was held Monday, July 12, at Money and King Funeral Home, Vienna, followed by the funeral. Interment was in Lewinsville Presbyterian Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospital Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, or to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
View and sign the family guest book online at moneyandking.com.

Betty Phillips Foster

Betty Phillips Foster,  81, of Colonial Beach died Friday, July 9, 2010.
Betty was preceded in death by husbands Leon C. Phillips and Robert Foster, and sons Richard L. Goetzinger and Charles L. Phillips.
She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She retired from 7-Eleven in Colonial Beach in 2005 after 35 years of service.
Betty is survived by four sons, Lonnie L. Phillips (Linda), Robert L. Phillips, Kenneth E. Phillips and James R. Phillips; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 13, at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oak Grove, with the Rev. Jack A. Marcom Jr. officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Medi Home Heath and Hospice, 3302 Bourbon St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22408, or to a local SPCA.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, is handling the arrangements. Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Richard D. Boxley

Richard Daniel Boxley, affectionately known as “Mickey,” was born Oct. 7, 1949, in Stafford County to Elder and Lois Boxley.
He peacefully departed this life on Saturday, July 10, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He is survived by his daughter, Suprenia Gray(Bryant)of King George; his mother, Lois M. Boxley of Stafford; two grandsons; three brothers; one sister; five aunts; one uncle; a special cousin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family  will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, where a funeral will be held  11 a.m. Thursday, July 15, with Minister Mary Grant officiating. Interment will follow in Boxley Barnett Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mickey’s family at foundandsons.com.

John Irvin Painter

John Irvin Painter, 90, died at the Orchard in Warsaw on Saturday, July 10, 2010.
Mr. Painter was formerly of Port Royal, a retired technician at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, and a World War II veteran, having proudly served in the Pacific Theater, including Iwo Jima.
Mr. Painter was the widower of Katherine Bell Painter and Dorothy Elam Painter, and was also preceded in death by his son, John I. Painter Jr.
Survivors include his daughters, Donna P. McClanahan (Martin) of King George, and Patricia P. Wadley of Cape Coral,FL.; stepsons Michael Elam of Gloucester and Brent Elam of Thornburg; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be private.  
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral homeva.com.

Albert Peter Stello

Albert Peter Stello Jr., 64, of Somerset, Ky., died Wednesday, July 7, 2010.
Survivors include a daugther, Christina “Tina” Holmes of King George, a son, Anthony P. “Tony” Stello of Burke; and another daughter, Jennifer “Jen” Stello of Washington, D.C.
A memorial service was held Saturday, July 10.
Visit Al’s guest book at lakecumberlandfuneral home.com.

Richard Lewis Casey

Richard Lewis Casey, 67, of Washington, D.C., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 8, 2010.
Survivors include his foster father, Deacon Raymond Iler; his sister, Roberta Peyton of King George; and his brother, Lee Roy Casey.
A visitation will be held thurs. July 15, 11 a.m.- Noon at Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, followed by a service with the Rev. James White, pastor, officiating. He will be laid to rest in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.
Arrangements are by Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, Warsaw.


Area Deaths - July 7, 2010

Garnett W. Jenkins

Garnett W. Jenkins, 80, of the Index area of King George County, passed away Tuesday, June, 29, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. He was a lifetime resident of King George.
Garnett retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in 1985. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War and was a longtime member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He loved to garden.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lee Jenkins; a son, Gary Jenkins (Donna) , of Jersey; a daughter, Lisa Jenkins, of Montross; four grandchildren, Trae Jenkins (Sabrina), Chris Groves(Tyler), Tyler Jenkins (Alicia), and Andrew Groves; six great-grandchildren, Logan, Rylee, Gabby, Landon, Talon and Peyton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Garnett was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
A funeral was held Thursday, July 1, at Shiloh Baptist Church, King George, with interment following in the church cemetery. A visitation was held at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Online guestbook available at nashandslawfh.com.

Marshall Dean Bradley

Marshall Dean Bradley, 51, of King George County died Sunday, June 27, 2010. A funeral was held Thursday, July 1, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.V.
Online guestbook at broyles-shrewsbury.com.

Taylor Meghan Bowie

Taylor Meghan Bowie, 19, of King George County departed this world on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital, and went to join her heavenly Father and to be with her brother, Chandler.
Taylor graduated from King George High School and attended Radford University for a time. She attended Northside Baptist Church and loved working with the children at Bible school.
Taylor loved her family, was an avid animal lover and felt her happiest when she was at the beach. She loved to fish, go boating, eat crabs, and be with her many friends. Taylor also volunteered at 4 Seasons Daycare, where she loved to work with the 3- and 4-year-old children.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Chandler; aunts Alma “Bootsie” Shelton, Erma Mayhugh and Virginia Shores; uncle Henry E. Winston Jr.; grandfather Milton D. Powell Jr.; and her great-grandparents, Salkeld and Gladys Stamper.
Survivors include her parents, Darrell and Deborah Bowie; grandmother Duane Powell; grandparents James R. and Brenda Moats; a great-aunt, Joyce Kain; many cousins, including Henry Warren Winston; godmothers Adrienne D. Padget and Diana Izzo; godfather Randy Newton; and godsisters Whitney M. Newton and Cabel B. Newton.
In addition to her family, also cherishing her memory are her “sisters” Toni Moles, Ashley Greenwood, Kendall Jager, Kayla Matthews, Sam-antha Booth and many, many friends and relatives who loved her deeply. Taylor also leaves behind to cherish her memory, her pit bull, Dutchess.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Jack A. Marcom Jr. officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the King George Animal Rescue League, Box 1003, Dahlgren, Va. 22448.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Mary Hilda Blakley

Mary Hilda Blakley of King George County died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Blakley was a long-time resident of King George County. She was a dedicated wife, loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, James F. Blakley; a son, Jimmie R. Blakley (Deborah), of Spotsylvania County; a daughter, Pamela B. Hutchinson (Doug), of Spotsylvania; grandsons, James R. “J.R.” Blakley (Heather), of Scottsville, and Russell E. Blakley of Frederick, Md.; three sisters, Jean Newcomer of Stafford, Betty Hinkle of Magna, Utah, and Joan Green of Spotsylvania; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, James A. “Shotgun” Toombs, John E. “Bluebird” Toombs and Charles J. “Peewee” Toombs.
A funeral was held Friday, July 2, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to the U.Va. Cancer Center, U.Va. Health Foundation, Box 400807, Charlottesville, Va. 22904-4807.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Louise Moncure Mason

Louise Moncure Mason, known as “Gabby” to family and friends, 92, of King George County passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
She was born in Stafford County to the late Richard Moncure IV and Warrie Sneed Moncure. Louise was predeceased by her husband, James Nelson Mason of King George.
Louise is survived by her children, Shirley Davies(George), of Wethersfield, Conn., James Mason(Ronna) , of Sebring, Fla., Richard Mason(Jane) , of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Roy “Slick” Mason(Ressa), of King George.
Mrs. Mason is also survived by two brothers, Henry Moncure of Garysburg, N.C., and Gordon Moncure of Powhatan; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and one brother-in-law, Walter B. Mason of King George.
Louise was preceded in death by one brother, Dick Moncure, and four sisters, Nannie Waller Delmonico, Ella Porter, Pickett Lloyd and Caroline Woodard.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to caregivers, Chad and Dee Baughman.
A funeral was held Friday, July 2, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Interment was in Meadow Brook Memorial Park in King George.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

Edith O’Rear Tremble

Edith O’Rear Tremble, 69, of Oakton died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Bowling Green Healthcare Center.
Born in Atlanta, Ga., she was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include three children, Deborah Ellen Peterson of Michigan, William Clarence Tremble III of Bealeton and Deidre Lynne Vanover of Colonial Beach; two brothers; and eight grandchildren, Lauren Peterson, Paul Peterson, Luke Peterson, Morgan Vanover, Marissa Vanover, Stephannie Tremble, Courtney Tremble and Presley Tremble.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Quantico National Cemetery.
Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

Donald Burton Tucker, Jr.

Donald Burton Tucker Jr., 48, son of Marian Tucker of King George County, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 6, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family received friends an hour before the service at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

June Oliver Blakely

June Oliver Blakley, 80, of King George County died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Blakley was a member of Potomac Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Thomas R. Blakley; two sons, Gary Blakley and Jeff Blakley, and daughters-in-law Shirley and Kimberly; a brother, Lehma Henderson; four grandchildren, Kevin Blakley, Natalie Blakley, Heather Blakley and Katie Blakley; three great-grandchildren, William Blakley, Chase Cosner and Demari Coleman; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia “Jenny” Marshall.
A graveside service was held on Monday, July 5, 2010, in Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

Nancy W. Kyle

Nancy W. Kyle, 90, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in a Virginia Beach hospital. She was a longtime resident of Dahlgren until the passing of her husband of 64 years, Buster, in 2006.  She was cared for by her son and his wife for the past four years in Virginia Beach.
A private graveside service was held in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George County.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is in charge of the arrangments.

Daniel Ray Myers

Daniel Ray “Danny” Myers, 36, of King George County died Thursday, July 1, 2010.
Mr. Myers was born Aug. 23, 1973, in Alexandria and was a high-voltage electrical lineman and owner of G&G Electrical Contractors Inc. for 20 years. He was a 1991 graduate of McDonough High School.
Mr. Myers loved bluegrass music. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, golfing and boating. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son and brother.
He was the son of Thomas A. Myers (Adraenne) of Kent Island, Md., and Brenda L. Dawson-Mathias (Dale) of King George. He is also survived by his wife, Kellie Mattingly Myers, daughter Allie Myers, stepdaughter Alexandra Gandee and stepson Jordon Gandee, all of King George; one brother, James S. Myers (Pamela) of Owings, Md.; and two stepbrothers, Jason Wilburn of Kent Island and Jonathan Wilburn of Harwood, Md. He also is survived by his father- and mother-in-law, John and Alice Mattingly of Port Tobacco, Md.
A service was held Tuesday, July 6, at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, Md., 20646. Interment was private.
Memorial donations are asked to be made to the Newburg Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad, Box 9, Newburg, Md. 20664.

Michael Wallace DeBernard

Michael Wallace DeBernard, 84, of Suffolk passed away at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
Mr. DeBernard was born on Dec. 9, 1925, in Washington, D.C.
Mr. DeBernard was a World War II veteran, serving in Italy. After his return, he attended Strayer College of Accounting. He worked in the federal government for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley; two sons, Michael DeBernard Jr.(Deborah) and David DeBernard(Janet); three daughters, Sharon DeBernard Barnard, Kathy DeBernard Hayden(Paul) and Sandra DeBernard Burke(Brian).
He is survived by nine grandchildren, Christopher DeBernard, Matthew Barnard, Kristina DeGuzman, Heather Dunnigan, Ashley Hayden, Michelle Burke, Kevin Burke, Cristina Pincolini Chandler and Nicholas Pincolini; and four great-grandchildren, Adam DeGuzman and Abbey, Catlin and Natalie Dunnigan.
Mr. DeBernard is also survived by five brothers, LewisDeBernard (Edna), Frederick DeBernard (Joyce), Richard DeBernard (Sara), Robert DeBernard (Laddie), and Carl Joseph DeBernard (Jackie); a sister, Dolores Atwood (Stuart), and by his brother- and sister-in-law, Roger and Tangie Anderson, and daughter-in-law Christine DeBernard. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma DeBernard Lynch and Frances DeBernard Stevens; and a brother, William Henry Sheppard.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, King George. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw funeral Home, King George.
Donations may be made to Girls & Boys Town, The Village of Boys Town, Boystown, Neb. 68010.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Josephine M. Miller

Josephine M. Miller, 91, died Friday, July 2, 2010, at Bridgewater Nursing Care Center in Bridgewater.
A former resident of Spotsylvania County, Jo was active in both communities as a leader in church and many nonprofit organizations.
She will be remembered for her smile, positive attitude and motivation to find good in difficult situations.
Preceded in death by husband Willard Miller and son Jere, she is survived by son Wayne(Jo Ann) of Locust Grove; daughters Carolyn Chewning(Thomas) of Locust Grove and Sharyn Halpin(Bob) of King George County; daughter-in-law Dawn Miller of Spotsylvania and sister Wilma Knapp of Pittsburgh.
Additional survivors include grandchildren Dwayne Chewning (Tina), Ben Miller(Kristine), Stacy Meyers(Chris), Katie Kelly(Adam), Becca North(Andy), Kim Madison (Calvin Lee), Chip Blakely, and Elysa, Jordan and Alex Miller. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Sat., July 10, at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, Bridgewater, with the Rev. John Gordon and Pastor Jeffery Carr officiating; and at 4 p.m. Sun., July 11, at Laurel Hill Funeral Home on Plank Road, in Spotsylvania, with the Rev. John Gordon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions in her name to Mine Run Volunteer Fire Department, 31077 Old Plank Road, Locust Grove, Va. 22508, or Bridgewater Rescue Squad, Bridgewater, Box 268, Va. 22812. Burial will be private.

Taylor M. Bowie

Taylor M. Bowie

Taylor Meghan Bowie, 19 of King George departed this world on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Mary Washington Hospital and went to join her heavenly Father and to be with her brother, Chandler. Taylor had graduated from King George High School and attended Radford University for a time.

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Area Deaths - May 26, 2010

Joan C. Slater

Joan C. Slater, 76, of King George, VA went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, May 23, 2010.
She was born on August 17, 1933, in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to King George in 1992.  She completed a bachelor’s degree in social work at Western Michigan University.  
She is survived by her husband, Dr. James A. Slater of King George; five daughters: Linda, Tammy, Sandy, Kim and Kelly and five sons:  Joel, Terry, Rick, Joe and Kenny.  She is also survived by four sons-in-law and four daughters-in-law; 28 granchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and her siblings, Judy, Mary and John,
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2010 at Dahlgren United Methodist Church with a reception to follow at the church.  The Rev. Ed Johnson, the Rev. Jacinto Herenandez and the Rev. Joe Slater will officiate at the service.
A visitation and interment will be held at the Slater Farm after the memorial service.
Joan lived a life of love, service, and dedication to her family, her church, the community and to all who knew her.  She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Dahlgren United Methodist Church, PO Box 1797, Dahlgren, VA, 22448.
On line guest book is at www.nashandslawfh.com.

Audrey Coates Frank

Audrey Coates Frank of Colonial Beach went home with the Lord on Monday, May 17, 2010.
She was the daughter of Edward and Anna Coates of Colonial Beach.
Audrey was a member of the Patawomeck Indians of Virginia. She was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church in King George County, a lifetime member of Colonial Beach Fire Department Ladies Auxilary, a member of the Moose of Colonial Beach, and a member of HRA of Colonial Beach.
She is survived by her children, James Eldred Frank and his wife, Rosamond, and Andrea Wilkins and her husband, Richard, all of Colonial Beach; her grandchildren, Wanda Sivak, Betty Jo Connor, Coaty Frank, Lori Bowen, Bobby Frank, Joe Slater, Wytner White and Brittany Wilkins; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Loraine Coates; numerous nieces and nephews and an uncountable number of friends.
She was predeceased by her sons Harold and Joe Frank; brothers Harold, Herman, Cecil and Mac; and sister Estelle.
A funeral was held Friday, May 21, at Round Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ted James officiating. Interment  followed in the Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery in King George.
Friends and family were received Thursday, May 20, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Round Hill Baptist Church, Box 467, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is available nashandslawfh.com.

Lucille Beverly

Lucille Beverly, 67, of King George County died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Deborah D. Cooper and Cynthia B. Freeman; three sons, Larry, Jesse and Kevin “Dickie” Beverly; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn McDowney and Margaret Buckner; and five brothers, Maurice, Joseph L., Carroll and Vincent Beverly, and Webster Jordan.
A funeral was held Saturday, May 22, at Good Hope Baptist Church, King George. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The family received friends  Friday, May 21, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Ella Mae Stanfield

Ella Mae Stanfield, 96, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Golden Living of Fredericksburg.
Mrs. Stanfield was a native of Greene, N.C., and formerly of Bluff City, Tenn.
Survivors include her sons, Howard W. Stanfield and his wife, Norma, of Bossier City, La., and Allen T. Stanfield and his wife, Jean, of Fredericksburg; a daughter-in-law, Doris Stanfield of Colonial Beach; seven grandchildren, Michael Stanfield, Collen Wood, Gregory Stanfield, Tammy Brumbaugh, Dean Stanfield, Todd Stanfield and Kari Bates; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave A. Stanfield; a son, Charles D. Stanfield; her parents, Thomas and Rose Friesland; and nine brothers.
A graveside service was held Friday, May 21, in Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Rick Ritchie officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

John Roger Hester, Jr.

John Roger Hester Jr., 92, of Greensboro, N.C., father of Fredericksburg resident Carolyn Libby, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Blumenthal Jewish Nursing Center, Greensboro.
Roger was a member of Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, and a former State Revenue District auditor supervisor for 33 years. He was a graduate of Guilford College and served in the merchant marine.
He was the former president of the State Employees Association of North Carolina. He was the Past Master of Revolution Masonic Lodge 552, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Greensboro Valley of the Scottish Rite, and a member of the Oasis Shrine Temple.
He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Libby of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren, Lori Ann Libby, Luther William Libby Jr. and wife Terri of Fredericksburg, and Debra Libby McGraw of Norfolk; three great-grandchildren, Libby McGraw of Norfolk, and Madison and Will Libby of Fredericksburg; and a stepson, Steve Aanes of Georgia.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Edith Talley Hester and Kathryn Sebastian Hester.
A Masonic memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be offered to The Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33607.
Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel, Greensboro, is assisting the family of Mr. Hester.
Online condolences may be made at forbisanddick.com.

John Allen Hopkins

John Allen “Hop” Hopkins, 75, of Cobb Island, Md. died Friday, May 21, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Hopkins was born Dec. 21, 1934, in Colonial Beach to the late Emmanual “E.G.” and Isabelle Hopkins. In addition to his parents, Hop was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Donald Hopkins; and three sisters, Marjorie Hopkins, Elizabeth Conklin and Marion Lemons.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Hopkins; son John Hopkins Jr., daughters Glinda Hopkins-Florendo and Lori Hopkins; daughter-in-law Irene Bakka; brother Randolph Hopkins; sister Patricia Rose; and grandchildren Melissa, Allison, Christina and Jack.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, Md., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27. Interment will follow in Popes Creek Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Charles County.

Margaret T. Lewis

Margaret T. Lewis, 87, of King George County passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Hearts At Home in King George.
Mrs. Lewis was a graduate of King George High School. She was employed for many years as a bookkeeper for a number of businesses until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward B. Lewis, and a brother, Wade H. Tate Jr.
She is survived by a son; Ronald E. Lewis of Spotsylvania County; a daughter, Brenda Soper of King George; a grandson, Darryl Houston of King George; a granddaughter, Melody Newton of Spotsylvania; and other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book available nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - June 30, 2010

Homer Ralph Stroud

Homer Ralph Stroud, 80, of Fredericksburg died Monday, June 21, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Stroud was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4123 of Fredericksburg. He had worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for American Poclain and later retired from Greenline Equipment. After retirement, he worked at American Floor Service.
Mr. Stroud also was a member of Richland Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Victoria Stroud, in 2004.
Survivors include his son, Dennis Stroud and his wife, Debbie, of King George County; three grandchildren, Dennis Scott Stroud and his wife, Tracey, of King George, Lauren Ashley Stroud of Alabama, and Donald L. Jett of King George; two great-grandchildren, Sydney Rae Stroud of King George and Trae Jett of Stafford; one sister, Helen Barrett of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.
A service was held at Thursday, June 24, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Sherman Davis officiating. Burial followed in Richland Baptist Church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice 5012 Southpoint Parkway Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

Wilbur D. Gouldman

Wilbur D. Gouldman, 87, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010, at his residence.
Wilbur graduated from Colonial Beach High Schol in 1939 and was a graduate of VPI with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a pilot during World War II flying B-24s. Mr. Gouldman flew in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for three years after the war and was a squadron assistant operations officer. He served in the Virginia National Guard for eight years.
Wilbur worked with his father for 16 years in the operation of his feed mill in Colonial Beach. He was with the U.S. Navy as a quality evaluation engineer for 22 years and retired as a supervisory general engineer.
Wilbur served on the Colonial Beach Town Council for six years and was a past president and charter member of the Colonial Beach Lions Club. He was a member of Colonial Beach Baptist Church.
He is survived by daughters Dee Ann Barrack of Florida, Nancy Muse of Colonial Beach and Sandra Cecil of Richmond; a son, Russell Gouldman of Colonial Beach; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gene Gouldman.
Wilbur was preceded in death by his wives, Lucille “Peggy” Gouldman and Helen F. Gouldman; a brother, James Gouldman; and two stepsons.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Johnny Almond officiating. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in St. Peter’s cemetery, Oak Grove.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guestbook is  available at nashandslawfh.com.

Robert W. Warsing

Robert W. Warsing, 61, peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. His best friend, Judy Jurutka, was at his side.
Bob was a longtime resident of Fredericksburg and Colonial Beach. He was born in Newport News in 1948. Bob graduated from Fairfax High School in 1967 and attended NOVACC and George Mason University. He retired from Stafford County government after 22 years of loyal service as purchasing director.
He is survived by two brothers, Kent and Monty Warsing and their families. He was predeceased by his loving mother, Margot Warsing.
A memorial service will be planned in the future. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Colonial Beach Humane Society, 6 N. Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. or the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA.

James Green

James “Jim Crow” Green, 91, of King George County passed away Friday, June 25, at Heritage Hall. He was the son of the late Frank and Frankie Green.
He is survived by his daughter, Judith Faye Briscoe Jett of King George; three grandsons, Devrin Briscoe and his wife, Mandy, Darrin Briscoe and Robin Briscoe, all of King George County; and a great-granddaughter, Heather Briscoe.
The family received friends at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, and held a graveside service at Sunset Memorial Gardens, with Mrs. E.T. “Tick” Bourne officiating.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompson fredericksburg.com.

Barbara Jean Collins

Barbara Jean Collins, 78, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Barbara was born Feb. 4, 1932. She retired from Georgetown University and was a member of American Legion Post 148.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph F. Collins, of the home; two daughters, Delores Rouse of Florida and Holly Collins of Colonial Beach; five sons, John Morris of Chantilly, Joseph Collins III of Falls Church, Charles Collins of Front Royal, Richard Collins of Colonial Beach and Matt Collins of Colonial Beach; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Summers Jr. of La Plata, Md. She also leaves her beloved dog, Pepe.
Barbara was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Bragg, and a son, Thomas Morris.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 1, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Online guestbook available at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - May 19, 2010

Anthony L. Feather

Anthony L. “Ant” Feather, 16, of King George County died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. He was a sophomore at King George High School and a member of the Foxes football team.
He is survived by his mother, Sheri Feather (Kevin) of Montross; his father, Patrick Morris (Amy) of Louisa; three brothers, Damien, Patrick Jr. and Devon Morris, and a sister, Tiana Morris, all of Louisa; paternal grandparents Wallace and Arlene Morris of Spotsylvania County; and maternal grandparents John Feather of Montross and Lolita Manarang of the Philippines.  Also surviving are five aunts, Jaunita Jackson (Wade) of Mineral, Donna Quarles (Gary) of Spotsylvania, Janet Morris of Fredericksburg, Teresa Feather of King George and Malita Feather of the Philippines; seven uncles Wallace Morris Jr. (Fannie) of Spotsylvania, George White of Lousia, Archie Morris (Delsine) of Spotsylvania, Quintin Morris (Genevieve) of Fredericksburg, Chris Feather of King George, Mario Feather of Virginia Beach and Melvin Feather of the Philippines.
 A funeral was held Saturday, May 15, at King George Middle School, with burial in Meadow Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.


Raymond Harry Jackson III


Raymond Harry Jackson III, 70, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Jackson was born in Dahlgren and graduated from King George High School. He went to a business college in Montgomery, AL, and attended VCU in Richmond. He worked as a computer operator at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahglren, and was a member of the U.S. Air Force for five years.
Mr. Jackson is survived by two sons, Raymond Keith Jackson of Orlando, FL, and Rodney Mark Jackson of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter, Elaine Prasse of Jacksonville, FL; his mother, Agnes P. Glasco of King George, VA; four grandsons; and a granddaughter.
A graveside service was held Friday, May 14, at Potomac Baptist Church cemetery in King George.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.


Francis William Bitto


Francis William “Bill” Bitto, 59, of Stafford County died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Bitto was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He had retired from Giant Food where he was a butcher for 30 years.
Survivors include his son, William Bitto,(Kimberly), of King George; two daughters, Wendy Bitto of Woodbridge, and Tracy Jones (Jimmy), of Stafford; a brother, David MacIsaac, (Louise), of Petal, Miss.; eight grandchildren, Holly, Audrey, Brittany, Sarah, Macie, Mack, Zachary and Laci; and his former wife, Linda Phillips.
A funeral was held Saturday, May 15, at Temple Baptist Church, with the Rev. Michael Reid officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudi Clifton, 113 Tallpines Ave., Locust Grove, Va. 22508.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

June Sylvester Long

June Sylvester Long, 82, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, May 13, 2010.
Mrs. Long was born June 12, 1927, in St. Cloud, MN. In 1945, she graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, bought a train ticket, and headed to Washington, D.C.
She began her career with the federal government in D.C. at the Government Printing Office as a clerk typist, eventually retiring from the federal government as assistant to the comptroller of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
She and William C. Long were married Aug. 2, 1947. They raised their children in the D.C. area for most of their lives. In 1975, Willie and June bought and renovated a home in Leonardtown, Md., where they resided until his death in March 1983. Later that year, June moved to Colonial Beach to be near her son, Mike, and daughter-in-law, Judy.  She loved her flowers, living close to the water, and she loved the town of Colonial Beach. She loved telling stories about her childhood in Minnesota--growing up during the Depression, walking across Lake George after it had just begun to thaw in order to make her dad’s curfew--and her early years in Washington.
June made several trips to Oklahoma over the years to see her daughter, Laurie, son-in-law Russ, and grandkids Jenni, Nate and Beki. and to California to see her daughter, Lynn, son-in-law Mark, and grandkids George and Steve.
The distance didn’t stop her from being a hands-on grandmother. She met each one of her grandkids shortly after they were born and attended most of their baptisms, graduations and marriages.
She was proud of her heritage, and that her dad had ridden the Orphan Train.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Long; and her parents, Tom and Louise Sylvester.
She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Mike, Judy and Sam Long of Colonial Beach; Laurie and Russ McReynolds of Norman, Okla.; Jenni and Aaron Sherwood of Lawrence, Kan.; Nate, Jenn and Sawyer McReynolds of Fort Worth, Texas; Beki and Jamie Miller, and Maddy and Julie Cottrell of Norman; Lynn, Mark and Steve Cox of Chesapeake; and George Cox of Chapel Hill, N.C. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Gert Sylvester of Prior Lake, Minn.
A memorial service is pending.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colonial Beach. Let’s find a cure for this ravaging disease.

Hester Clare Hayden

Hester Clare Hayden, 93, of King George County passed away Friday, May 14, 2010, at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, Md.
Born July 27, 1916, to the late Robert Logan and Nora Jefferson Clare, she was the widow of Joseph Philip Hayden.
Mrs. Hayden was a member of Potomac Baptist Church and had retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren.
She is survived by a son, Reginald Hayden(Elva),of King George; a grandson, Philip Hayden (Mary), of Fredericksburg; a granddaughter, Beth Amrhein (Tim), of Fredericksburg; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Lillian Fizer and Halcyon Burns.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 18, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Burial followed in Meadow- Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
Donations may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.

Chester E. Gardner

Chester E. “Chet” Gardner, 79, died expectedly at his home on Friday, May 14, 2010, two days prior to his 80th birthday.
Gardner was born in Rochester, N.Y., where he attended Aquinas Institute and Syracuse University, receiving a commission as a second lieutenant upon graduation.
Gardner spent 22 years in the Air Force as a public affairs officer, with tours at the Pentagon, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the U.N. Command in Seoul, Korea, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Following his retirement, he was vice president of communications for the U.S. Brewers Association, one of the oldest trade associations in the country.
The Gardners retired to Colonial Beach in 1992. While living in Colonial Beach, he was on the planning commission, served a term on the town council, was a founding member of the historical society, and served as second vice president of the Potomac Chapter, Military Officers Association of America.
He was a freelance photographer for the Westmoreland News, Commodore of the Colonial Yacht Club and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4315.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary; seven children, Ellen Smyth, David Gardner, Ann Matalavage, Lynn McGee, Diane Sutphin, Debora Herrmann and Cathleen Kirby; and 13 grandchildren.
Visitation took place Tuesday, May 18, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, 131 3rd St., Colonial Beach.
A funeral service was conducted Wednesday, May 19, at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Colonial Beach.
Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Colonial Beach Historical Society.

Stearl A. Boggs

Stearl A. Boggs, 73, of King George County died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at U.Va. Hospital in Charlottesville.
Born in Alvon, W.Va., he was a retired self-employed auto mechanic in King George.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sylvia Boggs; his daughter, Sherry Eller (Charles), of King George; his sister, Genevieve Sharp of New Castle, Del.; two brothers, Mearl Boggs(Westie), of Earleville, Md., and Julian Boggs (Alexandria), of Coolesville, OH; three grandsons, Andy Royer (Tracey), of Fredericksburg, Johnnie Madison (Kaeti), of King George, and Justin Schmitz of the U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Brianna Madison of King George; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 29,at 2 p.m., Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Craig Carlon Flint

Craig Carlon Flint, 49 died May 13, 2010, at his residence in Colonial Beach, VA.  He was born November 8 1960 in Portland, Maine to Carlon Flint and Jean Flint, of Portland, Maine.
Mr. Flint was a HVAC Engineer for 25 plus years with Calvert Jones, Inc., in Alexandria, VA.  He was married to his beautiful wife, Terry on June 16, 2000.  Craig was very artistic, loved to travel the east coast with his wife, enjoyed antiquing, and lighthouse searching.
He is survived by his parents; his wife, Helen Terry Flint; children, Ashley Flint, Teressa Harbin, Stevie Harbin, Billy Harbin, and Dori Dickson; grandchildren, Ethan Harbin, Jace Dickson, Grant Harbin, and Will Harbin; and one brother, Gary Flint.
A funeral was held Tuesday, May 18, 2010  at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD, 20646, with the Reverend Robert Warnick officiating.  Interment was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oak Grove, VA.
Arrangements are by Raymond Funeral Service, P.A., La Plata, MD.

Area Deaths - June 23, 2010

Eugene Judd

Eugene Judd, 88, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, N.C.
He was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Stockport, Ohio, to the late Delmar K. and Helen G. Corner Judd and was married to the late Virginia Mercer Judd for 48 years.
He was a member of the DAV, the American Legion, Masonic Lodge 4 in Fredericksburg and Brogden United Methodist Church in Goldsboro, and was a former long- time member of Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church in King George County. Eugene was also a member of the Wayne County Amateur Radio Association in Goldsboro, and the Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club in Fredericksburg.
A funeral was held Thursday, June 17, at Brogden United Methodist Church.
Mr. Judd is survived by his daughter, Linda Judd and her longtime companion, Franco Venturi, of Raleigh; his loving companion of 15 years, Mary Hinson of Goldsboro; one brother, Jack Judd of Fort Myers, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Ruth Mercer of Oro Valley, Ariz.; nieces Pam Brumfield, Carol Jackson and Tamara Turner; nephews Terry Judd, Steve Judd and Stan Judd; and 11 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Donations can be made to Brogden United Methodist Church, 2918 S. U.S. 117 Highway, Dudley, N.C., 28333; or to a hospice foundation of one's choice.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home of Goldsboro is serving the family, and online condolences may be sent to shumate-faulk.com.

Dave Lyddane

Dave Lyddane, 59, of Malvern, Pa., went home to the Lord on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, after a short illness.
Born at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Aug. 21, 1950, he was the son of the late Dr. Russell H. Lyddane and Lucy Ashton Lyddane.
David spent his early childhood living at the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory in Dahlgren, where he attended the Dahlgren School. He attended The Lenox School, in Lenox Mass., and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park.
He is survived by his devoted and loving son, Russell H. Lyddane II of Malvern; his brothers Charles (Moreley) Lyddane of Willistown. Pa., and John (Virginia) Lyddane of Greenwich, Conn.; and a sister, Elizabeth (Dr. Christopher) Agnew of King George County; as well as his former wife, Harriet A. Lyddane of Malvern. Dave is also survived by his eight nieces and six grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
He was a lifelong car and motorcycle lover as well as a serious N.Y. Giants football fan. He had a lead foot and a love of life. Bix !
A graveside service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in King George at a later date in July.
Arrangements are being handled by Founds Funeral Home, foundsfuneralhome.com. Condolences may be sent to the family Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Frank Fitzhugh Churchill

Frank Fitzhugh Churchill, 80, of King George County passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2010.
Mr. Churchill was born on April 20, 1930, to the late Ambrose Frank and Lucy Fitzhugh Churchill of King George.
He is survived by his wife, Anita W. Churchill of the home; two sisters, Ann K. Butterfield (Ossian) of Lake Tahoe, Calif., and Mary D. Huff (Walton), of Sugar Land, Texas; four daughters, Catherine C. Taylor(William) of Richmond; Patricia C. Shippee (Michael) of King George; Jane C. Hinkley (Brian) of Virginia Beach, and Mary Margaret C. Tettelbach (Clayton)of Fairfax; and two stepdaughters, Tara Bissette (Steve), of Apex, N.C., and Sarah Erkert (Jeffrey), of St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Churchill is also survived by 16 grandchildren, three stepgrandsons, one niece, three nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mr. Churchill graduated from Christ Church School in 1947 and Hampden Sydney College with a B.S. degree in Engineering in 1951. He served as a lieutenant in the Army Chemical Corps during the Korean Conflict. When his tour of duty was over, he returned to King George and worked at the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory. He retired as a division head of the Weapons Evaluation Division following 37 years of service.
Mr. Churchill was active in King George County community affairs that included: headmaster of Boy Scout Troop 172, first member and chairman of the King George County Wetlands Board, member of Smoot Memorial Library board of trustees, members of the Board of Equalization in 1991, 1996 and 2001, and a member of the School Board, 1974-1986. He also served as a director for the Bank of Westmoreland and as a director and member of the advisory board of First Virginia Bank.
A lifelong member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mr. Churchill served on the Vestry, and held the positions of senior warden and trustee.
Mr. Churchill was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Hose Churchill.
A funeral was held Monday, June 21, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in King George.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Mary Washington Hospice.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements. Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

George N. Hales

George N. “Nick” Hales of Colonial Beach passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side on Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Colonial Beach.
He was the beloved husband of Thelma R. Hales; and father of Gloria H. Fowler (Jay) of Colonial Beach, Sylvia H. Rollins (Stanley) of King George County, and Wanda L. Lewis of Colonial Beach. He was the grandfather of 10, great-grandfather of 25, and great-great-grandfather of 10.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Donald L. Lewis and John R. Lewis; parents Burdette and Adney Hales; his sister Sarah H. Cooke; brothers Burdette and Nelson Hale; and son-in-law Ralph R. Lewis.
Mr. Hales was a life member of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, Colonial Beach Fire Dept., Colonial Beach VFW, Eastern Star Wakefield Chapter 77, Masonic Lodge 199 of Colonial Beach, Heritage Shrine Club and American Legion Post 148.
A funeral was held Sunday, June 20, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church. Burial followed in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Colonial Beach Baptist Church Nursing Home Ministry or to a charity of one’s choice.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Clair C. Worrell Morgan

Mrs. Clair Christine Worrell Morgan died Friday, June 18, 2010, at Mount Vernon Hospital Alexandria.
Mrs. Morgan was born July 16, 1919, at Rollings Fork, Westmoreland County, to the late Thomas Beckwith and Clair Maggie Combs Worrell.
Ms. Morgan graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1937.
Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Waverly Morgan, whom she married August 1938 at Colonial Beach.
Survivors include her sons, Ralph Waverly Morgan of Fredericksburg, and Neal Douglas Morgan of Alexandria; daughter Joyce Christine Morgan Whitting of Westmoreland; five grand children; and eight great-grandchildren.
Jefferson Funeral Chapel of Alexandria is handling the arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.

Eric Lloyd Vogue

Eric Lloyd Vogue, 45, of King George County passed away Friday, June 18, 2010, at his home.
In 1984, Eric graduated from Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colo. He was a dedicated volunteer for many years at Potomac Elementary School, Heritage Hall Nursing Home and Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Eric participated in the Special Olympics program since 1975. He excelled in the areas of bowling and golf. He received numerous awards, medals and ribbons for his efforts and achievements.
He was a longtime annual attendant at Camp Bruce McCoy, where he enjoyed arts and crafts, archery, horseback riding and socializing.
Eric was a very special man who touched many lives. “Bro” will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his father, Harvey L. Vogue of King George; his siblings, Hallie A. Ray of King George, Curtis E. Vogue of San Diego, Calif., and Laurel L. Elrick of Tijeras, N.M.
He was beloved “Uncle Bro” to his nephew and nieces, Kevin Alexander and Isabelle Lynn Elrick, Chloe Nichole Vogue and Clarice Anee-Xia Ray.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Dahlgren United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ed Johnson officiating. Burial will be in ArlingtonNational Cemetery at a later date.
Contributions in Eric’s memory may be made to: Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
“Blessed are You who respect and love me just as I am.”
-- Author Unknown
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - May 12, 2010

Winfield Shanklin

Winfield Shanklin, 76, of King George County died Friday, April 30, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Shanklin of Fredericksburg, and one sister, Elizabeth Whiting of King George.
A funeral was held Saturday, May 8, at Shiloh Baptist Church, Port Royal, with the Rev. Lester Harvey officiating, and burial in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are by Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
Online guest book is available at brooks funeralhome.com.

Edward Lewis Ransome

Edward Lewis “Eddie Boy” Ransome, 69, departed this life Friday, April 30, 2010, at his residence in St. Stephens Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mable Ruffin Ransome, and one son, Craig Ransome, both of St. Stephens Church; and one granddaughter, Courtney Ransome of Westmoreland County.
A visitation was held Friday, May 7, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock. A funeral was held Saturday, May 8, at Beulah Baptist Church in Minor, with the Rev. Floyd Johson, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Samuel Franklin Ryan

Samuel Franklin “Sam” Ryan, 73, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Ryan was a native of Orange County, son of the late Frank and Opal Ryan. He was a 1955 graduate of Orange County High School, where he lettered in four varsity sports and held several school records. Mr. Ryan worked for the highway department in the Culpeper office and later moved to Fredericksburg in 1968 with VDOT. He then worked for White and Weeks Furniture store for several years.
Sam graduated from Germanna Community College and retired as a building administration manager for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon.
Sam was a councilman for the city of Fredericksburg and a member of Masonic Lodge No.4 A.F.&A.M. He was also a longtime member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church, where he taught the Friendship Bible Study class and was a life deacon.
He used his caring and generous spirit as he volunteered for organizations such as the United Way and Micah Ministries. He was a big Redskins fan and loved golfing with his buddies.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Kay M. Ryan; his children, Angela Powers and her husband, Leslie, of Fredericksburg and Jed Ryan of King George County; his granddaughters, Rebecca Powers, Audrey Kay Ryan, Marie Powers and Abigail Ryan; his sister, Mary Ryan Ratcliffe of Spotsylvania County; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Mason Ryan, and a sister, Tina Ryan Peyton.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. J. Larry Haun and the Rev. Patti English officiating. Pallbearers will be Derrick Peyton, Rod Morris, Fred Howell III, Jeff Skinner, Garland Tyree and Bill Young. Members of the Friendship Bible Study class will serve as honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Gordonsville with his son-in-law, the Rev. Leslie A. Powers, officiating.
The family received friends Tuesday, May 11 at the funeral home, followed by a Masonic memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401 or to the American Diabetes Association, Memorials Processing Center, Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Cecilia Gay Degraef

Cecilia Gay Robinson Degraef, 54, of Fredericksburg passed away Friday, May 7, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Cecilia was born Dec. 3, 1955. She was a very creative person and enjoyed bowling, scrapbooking and most of all, playing with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Robinson, of Colonial Beach; lifetime partner, Jack Samuels; two sons, Jason Degraef and his wife, Brianna, and Kyle Degraef; five grandchildren, Mason, Aiden and Madison Degraef and Justin and Katie Grimm; five brothers, Mike Robinson of Ohio, Steve Robinson of Fredericksburg, Pat Robinson of California, Brian Robinson of Iowa and George Robinson Jr. of California; and two sisters, Colleen Wilson of Colonial Beach and Margurite Ferreira of Maryland. She also leaves behind a close friend, Donna Kratzert; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Robinson Sr.
The family received friends Tuesday, May 11, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, followed by a celebration of her life.  Interment will take place in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be sent to Cecilia’s family at foundandsons.com.

Jesse C. Walker

Jesse C. Walker, 84, of Shady Spring, W.Va., formerly of King George County and Fredericksburg, died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
Mr. Walker proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He retired from the federal government.
Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, Sharon Walker of Shady Spring. He is also survived by two daughters, Brenda Elkins and husband Danny of Fredericksburg, and Carlette Dryden and husband Larry of Marietta, Ga.; and five grandchildren, Keith Dunn and wife Katrine of Newberry, Fla., Kimberly Dunn of Fredericksburg, Kyra Chrisemer and husband Jason of Naples, Fla., and Christina and Christopher Heflin of Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. Walker had eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; four stepchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren. Also surviving is his beloved pet, Riley.
A memorial service was held May 8 at Perry Memorial Methodist Church in Shady Spring, W.Va.

Chester McDowney

Chester “Freddie” McDowney, 75, of Westmoreland County died Friday, May 7, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. McDowney was born Jan. 26, 1935, in Westmoreland County to Delores Carter and the late Will Chester McDowney, and was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Whiting McDowney.
He worked as a rigger at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren. He attended Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, where he was a member of the senior choir.
Mr. McDowney is survived by his mother, Delores C. Simms of Baltimore; three sons; four daughters; one brother; six sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law; one aunt; one uncle; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A visitation was held  Tuesday, May 11, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, and a funeral will be held at noon, Wednesday, May 12, with the Rev. James White officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Lee Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.

Anthony Feather

Anthony Feather, 16, of King George died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.  Viewing will be Friday, May 14 from noon to 8 p.m. at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. The funeral will be held Saturday, May 15 in the auditorium at King George Middle School. There will be a viewing at the school from 10 a.m. to noon.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Area Deaths - June 16, 2010

C. Ray Brooks, Jr.

C. Ray Brooks Jr., 71, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Arlington, died Thursday, June 10, 2010.
Mr. Brooks was a retired printer in Fairfax, and an Army veteran who served during the Korean War.
He is survived by two brothers, Robert Brooks and wife Paula of Colonial Beach and Charles Brooks of Stafford County; and a niece and a nephew.
A service was held Monday, June 14, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Johnny Almond officiating. Burial followed in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Paul S. Tracy, III

Paul S. Tracy III, beloved husband and father, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at University Of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, following a massive stroke.
Born Jan. 9, 1960, in New York City, Paul spent the early years of his life in North Salem, N.Y. He attended Mary Washington College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history.
While pursuing his college degree, he met his future wife, Sue Hyatt. Sue and Paul were married at Emmaus in King George and spent 28 wonderful years together.
Paul was a devoted son, husband, father, brother and uncle. He was also a lover of animals, particularly his two miniature dachshunds, Pac-Man and Yoda. He served the community many years as the manager and part owner of Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, in King George.
Next to his family, Paul’s greatest passion in life was golf. He and his wife had a deep love for the game. In their spare time, they enjoyed playing golf together and met many beloved friends.
Paul spent his final hours doing what he loved most-- playing golf with his wife.
In honor of Paul, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at Four Winds Golf Course.
The service will be open to family and friends.
Paul is survived by his wife, Sue; his daughter, Amber; his sisters, Victoria A. Bilodeau and Georgiana McDonald of Oxford, Conn.; and a brother, Mark Tracy of Silver City, N.M. Paul will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation in Paul’s name be made to Emmaus, Box 639 King George, Va. 22485.

Area Deaths - May 5, 2010

Jane Elizabeth Thompson

Jane Elizabeth Thompson, 80, of Stafford County passed away Monday, April 26, 2010 at Woodmont Nursing Home.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Jane is survived by a daughter, Marie Canter and her husband, Dave, of Fredericksburg; a son, Calvin Jones and his wife, Doris, of King George County; three grandchildren, Janelle Simpson and her husband, Mike, and Charlie Cooke and his wife, Nicole, all of Stafford, and John Wray Williams and his fiancee, Alicia, of King George; and two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Hunter Simpson. Also surviving is her faithful companion Doggie Do.
A celebration of Jane’s life was held Friday, April 30, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Tim Dobson and the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Jane’s family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations in Jane’s memory to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online condolences may be expressed to Jane’s family at foundandsons.com.

Derrick Micah Pearl

Derrick Micah Pearl, 39, of Warsaw departed this life Monday, April 26, 2010, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Latrice Pearl; his mother, Audrey Pearl of Warsaw; four daughters, Duasis Pearl, Lynae Pearl, Krystiana Pearl and Dejanira Pearl, all of Warsaw; two sons, Jamal Black of Philadelphia, Pa., and Elijah Watson of Warsaw; two sisters, Karol Byrd of Warsaw and Sharon Smith of New Jersey; and one brother, Maurice Sumiel of Winchester.
A visitation was held on Friday, April 30, at New Zion Baptist Church, Newland Road, Warsaw, and before the funeral at the church on Saturday, May 1. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

Charles Lee Fisher

Charles Lee “Charlie” Fisher died April 6, 2010, at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital with his daughters Sharon Newman (Stanley) of Montross and Satonia Wilson (Darylle) of Hague at his bedside. A funeral was held April 10 at Potomac Baptist Church in Hague.

Rodester Brown

Rodester Brown, 79, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Inova Alexandria Hospital.
She is survived by two sons, Randolph Brown of Fort Washington, Md., and Donald Brown of Oklahoma; four daughters, Etta Brown of Washington, D.C., Brenda and Bernice Brown, both of Colonial Beach, and Caroline Brown of Capitol Heights, Md.; a sister, Delores Pierce of Colonial Beach; and 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George.
Remains may be viewed Thursday, May 6, from noon until 4 p.m. at the funeral home; the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements are by Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. Online guest book is available at brooks funeralhome.com.

Michael Anthony C. Antos

Michael Anthony Charles “Mike” Antos, 63, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Dahlgren and Cresskill, N.J., passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010, of pancreatic cancer.
He was born July 10, 1946. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary N. Antos; his father, William H. Antos Sr.; and his brother, William H. Antos Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Susan Mostyn Antos; his niece, Carol Antos Florio of Cresskill; his nephews, William R. Antos of Hyannis, Mass., and Glenn Ellis of Manchester, Conn.; his mother-in-law, Lorraine Mostyn of Downingtown, Pa.; and many dear aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren.
Upon his graduation from Georgetown University in 1968, Mr. Antos received the W. Coleman Nevils History Medal. Following his service in the U.S. Army in Korea, he received a M.S. degree from Syracuse University in 1972.
His career as a personnel management adviser at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren spanned 24 years. In 1989, he was presented the Paul J. Martini Award for distinguished civilian service.
Mr. Antos was an active member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, and a member of the Civil War Roundtable.
He happily retired at age 50 and spent the next 13 years helping relatives, friends and neighbors in countless ways. Mr. Antos, with his engaging personality, was uniquely adept at fostering connections with friends, family members and other beneficiaries of his random acts of kindness. He had a way of making everyone feel special. His handwritten correspondence delivered in person or by post brought joy to all.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, May 4, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, Smile Train or a charity of one’s choice.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - June 2, 2010

Pamela Ann Bock

Pamela Ann Bock, 54, of King George County passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2010, at her residence.
Born in Camp Lejeune, N.C., Pam was a graduate of Harrison High School in Harrison, N.J., and later lived in Kearny, N.J., and King George. She was a financial analyst.
She is survived by her brothers, Duane Bock II and Kevin Bock, and a sister, Renee Dunn. She was predeceased by her parents, Patricia Wagner Bock and Duane Bock.
Pam will be remembered for her internal strength and passion for life, and will be sorely missed by both her family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, 11089 James Madison Parkway, King George.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is available nashandslawfh.com.

Judith B. Ramer

Judith B. Ramer, 74, of North Carolina, formerly  of Hartwood, died Friday, May 28, 2010, at Chippenham Medical Center in Richmond.
Mrs. Ramer was an active member of First Baptist Church of Graham. She had worked as a florist and as a beautician.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Frank A. Ramer; four children, Faith E. Ramer, Catherine R. Stribling, Beverly R. Kowalik and Tracy R. Beigie; her sister, C. Joan Sale; her brother, J. David Bell; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. William Jeffcoat officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, 512 South Mangum St., Suite 400, Durham, N.C. 27701.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Gwendoline Glazzard Sisson

Gwendoline Glazzard Sisson of Montross died Friday, May 28, 1010. Mrs. Sisson was the widow of George Roland Sisson Jr.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, at St. James Episcopal Church, Montross. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at Welch Funeral Home, 17546 Kings Highway, Montross.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. James Episcopal Church. Online condolences may be made at welchfuner alhomeva.com.

Steven C. Biggins

Steven C. Biggins, 18, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, May 28, 2010. Steven was born in Richmond and was a senior at Colonial Beach High School. He was a member of the Colonial Beach High School Drifter football team and an active member of the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Steven is survived by his mother and stepfather, Angelia and William “Randy” Brann, of the home; his father, Myron C. Biggins of Newport News; two brothers, R.J. and Holden Brann, of the home; maternal grandmother and stepgrand-father Althea Woodard and her husband, Steve, of King George County; football mom Penny Little; and godparents Sparky Ridgely and Denise Weaver.
Steven’s funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Robert Eaby officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s cemetery, Oak Grove. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colonial Beach High School Athletic Department, 100 First St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, or to Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book available at nashandslawfh.com.

Thomas Ahearn

Thomas Ahearn, 65 was born August 20th,1944, passed away on May 27th,2010 in Colonial Beach, Virginia. He is proceeded in death by his mother Helen Kingree.
He is survived by his son William Ahearn, daughter Tammy Gibbons, brother Freddy Ahearn, brother Tim Ahearn, sister Prudy Drury, sister Patty Ahearn, grand-daughters Ashley Ahearn, Jennifer Ahearn, Kayla Gibbons, and grandson John Gibbons.
Tommy was a joy and always a shining light to our family. Every time he would see us his smile would touch from ear to ear. He is now our guardian angel.
My sister and I would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Colonial Beach Police Department, Office Blevins Senior and Junior, with all of their time and help.
We love you always and forever Popo.

Area Deaths - April 28, 2010

Helen Marie Rishebarger

Helen Marie Rishebarger, 94, of Ashburn died peacefully on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at her residence.
Born Nov. 13, 1915, in Confluence, Pa., she was the daughter of the late St. Elmo and Ila M. Prince McClintock.
Mrs. Rishebarger was a beautician, a member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church and UMW. She volunteered at Greater Southeast Community Hospital, Washington, D.C.
She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Rishebarger, on Nov. 2, 1941, and last year they celebrated 68 years of marriage. The family would like to thank Home Instead Senior Care for providing round-the-clock personal care.
In addition to her husband, Robert, she is survived by a daughter, Susan Rishebarger of Ashburn, with whom Robert and Helen resided.
Friends were received Saturday, April 24, at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, Md., followed by a graveside service in the Addison Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at newmanfuneralhomes.com.

William Roger Rankins

William Roger Rankins, 73, of Hustle departed this life Sunday, April 18, 2010.
He is survived by one daughter, Rita Vessels of Fredericksburg; five granddaughters; one great-grandson; one brother, Sherman Blagmon of Chance; and three very devoted cousins, Fannie Rankins and Mae Rankins, both of Hustle, and Winfred Harvey of King George County.
A visitation was held Thursday, April 22, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd. A funeral was held the next day at Antioch Baptist Church, Champlain, with the Rev. Daniel Goodall, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.
Online guest book is available at washingtonfh.com.

Frank F. Coates Jr.

Frank F. Coates Jr., 79, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Index, Frank was a retired auto mechanic in Colonial Beach and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Shiloh.
Frank is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce Coates; a son, Frank Coates III and his wife, Candace, of Colonial Beach; three sisters, Edna Adkins of Fredericksburg, Barbara Owens of Montross, and Gladys Coates of King George County; two grandchildren, Frank Coates IV of Colonial Beach and Ashley Coates Gray of King George; one great-grandson, Hunter Coates Bristow; and several nieces and nephews.
Frank was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Grace Coates, and sister Margaret Wholey.
A funeral service was held Friday, April 23, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Johnny Almond officiating. Burial followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery,  Oak Grove.
Contributions may be made to Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Mary Louise “Bz” Bowen

Former King George resident, Mary Louise “Bz” Bowen died April 22, 2010 at her home in Arizona.  
Bz was born July 27, 1918 in Bucks County, PA to Russell and Mary Flack.  While she lived in King George she was an active member of the American Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary and the AARP.  
Private services will be held at a later date.

Marc Bradley Butler

Marc Bradley Butler, 60, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Mary Washington Hospital.  He was born on September 19, 1949 in Harrisonburg, VA and lived in King George.
He attended King George County schools and James Madison University (formerly Madison College).  He recently retired from the VA Dept. of Highways.
Marc was a member of Two Rivers Baptist Church, Hudson-Morris Lodge #80 A.F. & A.M., Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Fredericksburg Aerie, and was Chairman of the scholarship committee and was the past president of the Fredericksburg Duke Club.  He was an avid supporter of James Madison University and enjoyed NASCAR, gold and music.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Carol Eustace; his son Jon and his fiance Christin Shum, both of Williamsburg, and his daughter, Jessica of the home; his brothers Gary (Colleen) of Spotsylvania, Bradley (Anita) of King George, Gregory (Pam) of King George; his sister, Shelly Seay (Douglas) of Spotsylvania; his uncle, Richard Burnside (Mary Ann) of Stafford; sisters-in-law Rebecca Mills (Don) of Spotsylvania, Deborah Britt (Phillip) of Knoxville, TN; brother-in-law Lee Eustace(Barbara) of Spotsylvania; his Father & Mother-in-law, Vernon & Evelyn Eustace of Spotsylvania; nephews, Travis Sullivan, Brock Butler, Taylor Butler, Connor Butler and his nieces, Kelly Butler and Erin Butler.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Butler and mother, Elizabeth Striegel.
A funeral service will be held at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George, on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will follow the service at Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, formerly Historyland Memorial.  
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Thursday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA, 22485 or to the King George High School Sports Hall of Fame, Inc., c/o Gary Butler, 10009 Altamont Circlle, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408.
Online guestbook is available www.nashandslawfh.com.

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