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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 - 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 - 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.

Area Deaths - December 8, 2010

Catherine V. Jett

Catherine V. Jett, 81, of Falmouth passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by her daughter, Delores Garringer, and her son, Roy Price; her sisters, Nancy Brown of Falmouth, Jean Toombs and Ida Davenport, both of Spotsylvania County, and Margaret Lawe of California; her brother, the Rev. William T. Price of King George County; six grandchildren, Matthew Jett of Spotsylvania, Jennifer Jett, Wayne Williams, Robert Price and Lisa Price, all of Fredericksburg, and Michael Williams of Chico, CA.; and six great-grandchildren.
Catherine was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Edward F. Jett; a son, Charles Edward Jett; and her parents, Ida Rebecca Price and Guy John Price of Falmouth.
Catherine worked for the Stafford County public schools transportation department for over 19 years. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and especially enjoyed helping them make their Christmas and Easter baskets. She loved to play bingo and was also a member of the Moose Lodge.
A funeral was held, Thursday, Dec. 2, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. William T. Price officiating. Interment followed in Ramoth Baptist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at foundandsons.com.

Orpha Cordella Frank

Orpha Cordella Jacobson Frank, 90, of Long Acres Farm, King George County, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010.
She was born May 19, 1920, in Clearwater, MN. She was blessed to be survived by her husband, An-drew Lee Frank of the home; her children, Ruth Ann Loving, Richard S. Rolland, Joyce B. Skidmore and Morris K. Rolland Jr.; her sister, Marcella Hofstad; her stepdaughters Shirley Ann Frank, Patricia Lynne Payne, Luellen DiRosario; and her stepson, Danny Payne. She is also leaving behind 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was first married to Morris E. Rolland Sr., the father of her four children, who is now deceased. She was the daughter of Oline and Carl Jacobson. Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Adeline Juve, Grace Bakke and Joyce Jacobson; and her brother, Ernest Jacobson.
She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, King George.
Orpha graduated from Fredericksburg Beauty Academy and had been an accomplished hairstylist with a large and devoted following. She owned and operated King George Beauty Salon for many years.
Orpha made friends wherever she went and had a full life, including her hobbies of knitting, raising flowers, painting and travel. She gave of her time to her family and community, serving in many capacities including participation in the Betty Parker Sunday school class, teaching vacation Bible school, and working with the Women’s Missionary Day Group at Shiloh Baptist Church. Her life on the farm brought her much joy, and she served on the King George County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. More recently, she was one of the chosen models for a fashion show at Greenfield Senior Living, where she spent the last nine months of her life.
A celebration of her life was held Thursday, Dec. 2, at Shiloh Baptist Church, King George, led by the Rev. Richard Headley, with the Rev. Randall Allensworth assisting. Interment followed at Historyland Memorial Park, U.S. 301, King George.
Donations may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church Debt Reduction Fund, 13457 Kings Highway, King George, Va.
Your thoughts and memories may be noted on the online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

Gertrude T. Rice

Gertrude T. Rice of Mechanicsville, formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away Dec. 1, 2010.
She was the widow of Frederick Mason Rice Jr. and was preceded in death by her brother, Vincent “Bill” Thomas.
She is survived by her children, Robert R. Rice (Brenda) of Mechanicsville, Patricia R. Fox (Phillip) of Glen Allen, Janet R. Barber of Fredericksburg, James A. Rice (Elaine) of GA and Carol R. Wilke (Marke) of NE; and sisters Marion T. Rook of CT and Joyce T. Dempsey (Willis) of King George County.
Gertrude was born July 4, 1919, in Chester, PA. As a baby, she moved to Fredericksburg. She had resided with Robert and Brenda in Mechanicsville for the past four years. She spent her days at the Hanover Adult Center, where she enjoyed the many activities and wonderful care and had many friends.
A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 4, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Hanover Adult Center, 7231 Stonewall Parkway, Mechanicsville, VA. 23111.

Marion E. Ey

Marion E. Ey, 86, of Colonial Beach passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Marion retired from the Food and Drug Administration after 20 years of service.
She is survived by three daughters, Carol Ann Ey, Barbara Ellen Darby and Deborah Marie Ey, all of Colonial Beach; a brother, Howard Fisher of Ellenton, FL.; and two grandchildren, James L.S. Darby and Patrick C. Ey.
Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Spencer H. Ey.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Interment followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oak Grove.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Donald Chauncey Brand, Sr.

Donald Chauncey Brand Sr., 79, of King George County passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010.
Mr. Brand was born on Dec. 11 in Zell, S.D. He was a retired firefighter in King George.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Audrey Jerman Brand; his parents, Chauncey William and Blanche Ames Brand, and a brother  William Brand of SD.
He is survived by sons Donald Jr. and Robert Brand; daughters Glenda Gutridge, Sharon Zwicker, Jeanie LiCalzi, Pamela Ambrose Hale and Donna Bourne; grandchildren Casey LiCalzi, Audrey Gutridge, Chauncey and Morgan Zwicker, Ricky and Ryan Ambrose, Angel Brand, Brittany Brand and Robbie Hale; and great-grandchildren James, Dakota, Gracie, Nehemiah and Mayson.
He is also survived by sisters, Linda Halter, Etta Wegner and Sharon Benning of SD; and brothers, Jerry Brand of SD and Thomas Brand of WA.
The family would like to give special thanks to his caregiver, Ava Hudnall and to the Wayne Sanders Home.
A funeral was held Monday, Dec. 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with Pastor Robert Warnick III officiating. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Contributions may be made to the Mayo Clinic Development Office, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32224, Attn.: Alzheimer’s Disease Research in Memory of Donald C. Brand Sr.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

John Oswald McDaniel

John Oswald McDaniel, 76, of King George County passed away at his home on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, after a long illness.
John was born in King George on Nov. 23, 1934. He served in the Army National Guard from 1953 to 1961 and was a farmer all his life, retiring in 1999. Since that time John has been an active part of his grandchildren’s lives and enjoyed spending time with his family.
John loved life and took pleasure in the simple things. He accepted Christ as his savior and was easily persuaded to burst into hymns. He often said he prayed every day for his family, and they take comfort knowing he is with his savior and is no longer battling his illness.
John is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 52 years, Patricia McDaniel; two daughters, both of King George, Angela Mersiowsky (Richard) and Regina Puckett (Chance); four grandchildren, Russell, Kerianne, Brandi and Ezra; and many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him very much.
A celebration of life was held at Monday, Dec. 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund, 10640 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485.

Veronika Elenska Young

Veronika Elenska “Vera” Young, 84, of Dahlgren passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at her home.
She was born near Tomaszow-Lubelski, Poland on August 1, 1926. She was separated from her parents at an early age because of political conditions, and placed in an orphanage near Moscow with two of her siblings. She received some education and learned to do housekeeping and gardening there. After her parents were returned to the area, she was allowed to see them on some weekends. Later the children were separated from their parents again and sent to White Russia. In a short time they were seized by the German army and sent to various concentration camps. Vera went to one located next to a large factory near Saarbrucken. Inmates were required to supply the labor necessary to operate the plant. About four years later, in the winter of 1944-45, the camp and plant were bombed and the inhabitants were forced to walk about 900 miles to a location near Leipzig. In January 1945, they were settled in a barn. In May, American troops arrived and she was nursed back to health by their medical personnel. She was employed as a housekeeper/cook by various Army units and families.
In 1947 she met her future husband, Eugene Young, in Heidelberg. On June 1, 1948, they were married in Stuttgart. In November they returned to his home in Pocomoke City, Md. In 1951 she received her American citizenship while her husband served in Korea. She became a member of First Baptist Church and attended Sunday school there. In 1959 the family moved to Dahlgren. She became a member of Oakland Baptist Church and Sunday school, serving many years in the nursery department. She was a cafeteria cook at NSWC and later at Potomac Elementary School. Concurrently with those positions she provided cook and seamstress services to the local community, which she continued after retirement.
Veronika was preceded in death by a son, Eugene F. Young Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Eugene Young of the home; son Michael Charles Young of Dale City; three grandchildren, Ian Young of Seattle, WA., and Sean Young and Annie Shirk of Dale City; a brother-in-law, George E. Young Jr. of Pocomoke, MD.; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Oakland Baptist Church, Dahlgren, with the Rev. Guy D. Mattox Jr., the Rev. Cliff Hedges and the Rev. Norman Conner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery Endowment Fund.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Fredric Cordes Clodius

Fredric Cordes “Fred” Clodius, 80, of King George went to meet his Lord on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010.
He passed peacefully at home and was supported by loving family, a compassionate medical team and many wonderful friends throughout his battle with kidney cancer.
He was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Rock Springs, WY., the son of the late Fred and Ella Clodius. He had a younger sister, Dorothy Clodius Noble.
While serving in the U.S.A.F., he met the love of his life, Shirley Louise Forbes, from Harrisburg, Pa. They married on Feb. 14, 1952. Shirley predeceased him in 2008.
They resided near his family in Wyoming for six years, while Fred completed his statistics and marketing degrees at the University of Wyoming. King George then became their beloved community and permanent home. He retired in 1985 from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren.
 He had a short residence at Chancellor’s Village in Fredericksburg, where he met many wonderful residents, friends and staff before returning to his home in King George.
Fred and Shirley believed and lived in service to the community. In July 2010, a luncheon hosted by Company 1 Headquarters of the King George Fire Department recognized Fred for his community service in excess of 49 years. The KG Fall Festival was a favorite community event.
Fred and Shirley were lifetime members of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she had played the organ.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Jeff Heaton of Baton Rouge, La., and their children, Alex Heaton and Christen and Josh Campbell; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Scott Talmadge of Charlottesville; and his son and daughter-in-law, Rod and Amy Clodius, of Fredericksburg, and their children, Brandon, Carrington, Ashton and Madison.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 11, 2010, at Trinity United Methodist Church in King George, with the Rev. Michael D. Finn-McKenzie officiating. A reception will follow in the church Fellowship Hall. The family welcomes the community to join in this memorial celebration of life.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Fred’s memory to King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485, or to Trinity United Methodist Church, Box 155, King George, Va. 22485.
Arrangements by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Patrick Allen Reynolds

Patrick Allen Reynolds, 58, of Oak Grove died Dec. 5, 2010, after a long battle with liver cancer.
Born Oct. 30, 1952, he was a longtime resident of the D.C. area and graduated from Wheaton High School. Patrick was an avid auto mechanic and dedicated father. He loved to share his vast knowledge with others.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Susan “Kaci” Reynolds; his daughter, Nicole Russell (William); and grandson Hunter Ray.
He is also survived by his sister, Karen Kratz; his nieces, Emily Harris and Heather Reynolds and their children; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. A small reception will follow at Hunan Diner, Colonial Beach.
A visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. Cremation and private burial to be held on a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oak Grove Volunteer Rescue Squad, Box 1310, Colonial Beach, VA. 22443.

Carol Jean Harrison

Carol Jean Harrison, 69, of Colonial Beach passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Carol was a very active member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and American Legion in Colonial Beach.
She is survived by two sons, John and Donald Harrison; a foster daughter, Beth Gricas; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael Allan Newlon; and a special friend, Harlin Hove.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with a reception following at the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, 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.

Lula Ozelle Dement

Lula Ozelle Dement, 80, of King George County passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. Found and Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.

Area Deaths - December 1, 2010

James Gordon Lumpkin

James Gordon Lumpkin Sr., 78, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Lumpkin was born on Aug. 20, 1932, in Virginia to James and Isabelle Shelton Lumpkin.
At retirement, Mr. Lumpkin was serving as an animal control officer for King George County. During his life he had worked as a commercial fisherman as well as an employee of White and Weeks Furniture.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Survivors include his loving wife, Anne Lumpkin, as well as a son, James Lumpkin Jr., and his wife, Dora, of King George.
A service of remembrance was conducted Friday, Nov. 26, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Dorothy S. Seay

Dorothy S. Seay, 88, of Spotsylvania County died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Seay was a member of Goshen Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Burton, and her second husband, Charlie Seay; a son, Victor Burton; her parents, Ashby and Bertha Sisk; sisters Edna Tanner and Ruby Payne; and a brother, Melvin Sisk.
Survivors include her son, Ralph Wayne Burton, and his wife, Ethel, of King George County; two stepchildren, Chuck Seay and Linda Homan; four grandchildren, Tonia Burton-Bouchard, Christa Burton-Hammond, Brad Burton and Sherry Barish; two great-grandchildren, Austin Burton and Kayla Barish; a sister, Louise Whitlock; a brother, Floyd Sisk; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 27, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. James Eure officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to Goshen Baptist Church, 9800 Gordon Road, Spotsylvania, Va. 22553; or to Spotsylvania Rescue Squad, Box 101, Spotsylvania, Va. 22553; or to Hospice of the Rapidan, Box 1715, Culpeper, Va. 22701.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Steve Young

Steve Young, 63, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at his home.
Steve was a retired auto- body technician in Fredericksburg and taught at Colonial Beach High School Vocational Technology Department. He also was an assistant coach of Colonial Beach High School’s football team, a cofounder of Colonial Rod Club and a member of the Colonial Beach Education Foundation.
Steve is survived by his wife, Linda H. Young, of the home; a son, Billy Pemberton, of Charlottesville; a sister, Cindy Pettit of Colonial Beach; two brothers, Al Young of Colonial Beach and Bob Young of St. Leonard, Md.; his adopted son, Rocky Foster, of Charles County, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held  Thursday, Dec. 2, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wendy’s Feline Friends, 1228 Holly Vista Drive, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

B. Calvin Burns, Jr.

B. Calvin Burns Jr., 82, passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. He had been a resident of King George County since 1960.
Cal was born in Nashville, Tenn., on Aug. 2, 1928. He was well known for his sharp wit and humor. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
Cal was an engineer, land surveyor, planner and developer with offices in Arlington, Vienna, Prince William County, Fredericksburg and King George.
He was the surveyor and planner of Dale City and Lake of the Woods, inventing the “Vacuum Sewer,” and for many years he was the oldest living registered land surveyor in the state of Virginia.
He is survived by his wife, Carole; son Christopher; brothers Joseph and Edward Burns of TN; and nieces and nephews as well as grand-nieces and -nephews in Northern Virginia and Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bland C. Burns and Edyth Martin Burns.
He was buried at his home place in King George County.
Arrangements were handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485, or to a charity of choice.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Lucille Trigger Pearson

Lucille Trigger Pearson, 78, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at her home.
Born in Rollins Fork, Va., on Jan. 25, 1932, she began her career working for the FBI. With her husband, she was an owner of Pearson’s Oil Company and Pearson Car Wash in Colonial Beach.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary (past president), and the Chamber of Commerce. She was one of the first hostesses at the arts and crafts shows, and a charter member of the Colonial Beach Eagles and Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George Francis Pearson Jr.; two sons, Michael W. Pearson (Susan), and Douglas L. Pearson; four grandchildren, Cory, Courtney, Mack and Ryder; five great-grandchildren; twin brother Cornelius Trigger (Joanne); brother Aubrey Trigger(Carolyn); and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, McKenzie and Eleanor Pitts Trigger; a son William Craig and a daughter Patricia Ann.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Interment will follow at Historyland Memorial Park, King George with a reception to follow at Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Dept.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, or Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Dept., Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is at nashandslawfh.com.

Carol Jean Harrison

Carol Jean Harrison, 69, of Colonial Beach, passed away, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Carol was a very active member of The Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and American Legion in Colonial Beach.
She is survived by two sons: John and Donald Harrison; a foster daughter, Beth Gricas; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael Allan Newlon and a special friend, Harlin Hove.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., December 11, 2010 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with a reception following at the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison Street, Colonial Beach VA, 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Elizabeth Carpenter Hemsley

Mrs. Elizabeth Carpenter Hemsley shared this life with us for 86 years.  
She was born in Washington, DC on February 3, 1924 to Frank and Melissa Carpenter.  She was the wife of George T. Hemsley and was part owner of their business, The Falls Church Orchard, where for over twenty years they produced the finest peaches in the area, well-known by dignitaries, including congressmen, first ladies and pro ball players.
For many years she was an election official.  And, was a member of the D.A.R.
She peacefully went home to be with the Lord on November, 20, 2010, surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her daughters: Joanne Billig and Beth Markwith; son-in-law, Steve Billig, grandchildren, Philip Markwith (Tina), Noel Blakeney (Bruce), Melissa Norstrom (Kurt) and Judy Billig; great-grandchildren, Beau Blakeney, Skylar Markwith, and Colt Nordstrom.  
She was a founding member of New Life Ministries Church in Colonial Beach.  She was a loving lady of God who prayed her children and grandchildren into the Kingdom. She was a voracious prayer warrior and as such was at the top of the list when people needed someone to pray for them. She was a blessing to her church family and had a special heart for the children and teenagers.
She wore many hats and blessed all who called her mom, Libbie, mumsy, ma, grandma Libbie, Ms. Libbie, and Mrs. Hemsley. What a lady!
Her funeral service was held Tuesday, November 23, 2010.
In honor of her memory, her family requests that donations be sent to the church she loved dearly where she served her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. New Life Ministries, PO Box 494, Colonial, VA 22443.

Foley White Harris

Foley White Harris, age 99, of Christiansburg, VA, and previously residing in  Alexandria, VA, and Washington, DC, died Sunday, November 14, 2010, at Wheatland Hills Retirement Community.  
He was born in Surry County, NC, on September 14, 1911 to the late Tyre Henderson Harris and the late Sarah Plutina Snow Harris.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Louise Edwards Harris and one son, Dale Louis Harris.  
He attended college at School of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO, and American University, Washington, DC.  Mr. Harris was a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, for 31 years, retiring in 1968. After getting his real estate license, he dabbled in that area for a few years before returning to police work.  He served as Director of Security for GEICO headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD.  Following his second retirement, Mr. Harris served on the security staff at Arlington Towers.  His last position was in security at the Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus.  
Mr. Harris was active in his community and with Scouting. Family and friends were always very important to him and he did whatever he could to help them out.
He is survived by one son, Dr. Charles E. Harris and wife Zelma Hedrick Harris of Pearisburg, VA; sisters-in-law Olive Edwards King and Patsy Newton Edwards of King George, VA; sister-in-law Nancy Edwards of North Palm Beach, FL; special niece, Cynthia King Miller and husband Luke Miller and special nephew, Larry King and wife Jo King, all of King George, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a special friend, Kate Douglas of Marion, VA.
Interment will be at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in King George, VA.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pfeiffer Fund at Pfeiffer University, PO Box 960, Misenheimer, NC 28109-0960 or to Heroes, Inc., 1100 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.   Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

Area Deaths - October 27, 2010

Ruth Madoline Bickel

Ruth Madoline Bickel, 82, of Frederick, Md., formerly of Colonial Beach, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. She was born Ruth Madoline Taylor in Washington, D.C.
Ruth was the loving and devoted wife of Robert W. Bickel, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War; the proud and devoted mother of Karl W. Bickel of Monrovia, MD, retired Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Bickel of Ashburn, Keith W. Bickel of Frederick and Kirk Bickel of Gaithersburg, MD; proud and devoted grandmother of U.S. Marine Corps veteran Brian M. Bickel of Warfordsburg, PA, Darren L. Bickel of Ashburn, Christopher W. Bickel, a disabled USMC veteran of the Iraq war, of Frederick, USMC Cpl. Jared L. Bickel, currently serving in the Pacific, Lindsey M. Bickel of Frederick and Brett M. Bickel of Monrovia, MD; proud and devoted mother-in-law of Robin B. Bickel of Frederick, Bernardene Bickel of Ashburn and Teresa A. Bickel of Damascus, MD; loving sister of Raymond Robertson, a USN veteran, of Charlotte, NC, and Mary Jane DeVaughn of Fredericksburg; and a loving sister-in-law, Kathleen Ruble, of New Cumberland, PA.  She was preceded in death by her grandson, Ryan J. Bickel and her brother, Thomas Jerman.
After their marriage, Ruth and Robert raised their family in Kensington, MD, and shared retirement years in Colonial Beach and Fort Myer, FL. They later settled in Frederick.
A visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. Route 15 N., Frederick, with the funeral Wednesday, Oct. 20. A foot procession followed the service to the Veterans Garden of Honor II for interment.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702, or to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org).

Larry Eugene Huffman

Larry Eugene Huffman Sr., 66, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at VCU Medical Center.
Larry was born in Anderson, Ind., and retired after 34 years as a computer specialist for the information management department at Pax River. After retiring, he worked for Burch Oil of Solomons Island., Md.
He was a member of American Legion Post 148 Colonial Beach, and enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and spending time with his family.
Larry is survived by his wife, the love of his life for 44 years, Lois “Judy” Weeks Huffman of the home; a son, Larry Huffman Jr. and his wife, Amanda; a daughter, Melissa Rumble; a sister, Nancy Lou Huffman of Texas; his grandchildren, Stephen Dettmer Jr., Shyla Rumble, Larry Huffman III, and Emma and Ava Huffman; a niece, Marcia Bartlett of Texas; his nephews and their spouses, Gerald and Jean Davis, Wayne Huffman and Earl and Helen Huffman of Indiana.
Larry was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Genevieve Huffman.
Larry’s service will be private.
In memory of Larry, donations may be made to Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guestbook may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Lisa Marie Daugherty

Lisa Marie Daugherty, 30, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. Lisa is survived by her husband, a daughter, her father and her grandparents.
A graveside service was heldMonday, Oct. 25, 2010, in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
Online guestbook may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Elise Huddleston

Elise “Chick” Huddleston, 89, of King George County died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at her residence.
She was a member of Rebecca Lodge Victory No. 12 and the Silver Star Rebecca Lodge, and past state president of the Retired Officers Ladies Association in Arizona.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, John; a daughter, June Huddleston of Levean, Ariz.; three sons, Thomas Huddleston of Richmond, Jerry Huddleston of Glen Allen and Robert Huddleston of Midlothian; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lilian Lufsey of Richmond.
The family received friends Monday, Oct. 25, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 26, followed by the burial in Westhampton Memorial Park, Richmond, Va.
Memorials may be made in her name to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Park way, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, or to King George Rescue Squad.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Carolyn Hathcock

Carolyn Hathcock, 55, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at her residence.
Carolyn was an active member of the Montross Rescue Squad and the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
She is survived by her mother, Irene V. Davis of the home; a sister, Brenda Hartshorn and her husband, Rich, of Morganton, GA; a niece, Lauren Howell of Centreville; two nephews, Jonathan Savin of Manassas and Brad Savin of Charlotte, NC; and a great-niece, Saphia Howell of Centreville.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Dept., Box 159, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 or to the Montross Rescue Squad, 72 Lyells St., Montross, Va. 22520.
Online guestbook may be signed at nashandslawfh. com.

Teresa Vaughn Carr

Teresa Vaughn Carr, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Carr was a member of Woodland United Methodist Church in Culpeper, and attended Fredericksburg Baptist Church. She was a member of the Fredericksburg Country Club, an avid golfer, and enjoyed bowling and gardening.
Mrs. Carr was preceded in death by her husband, Hiter D. Carr; and her sister, Ann Watts.
Survivors include her daughters, Terry Carr Robinson and her husband, Scott, of Ninety Six, S.C., Donna Carr Meagher and her husband, Tom, of Dallas, Texas, and Jane Carr Spearbeck and her husband, Ned, of La Plata, Md.; her sister, Jean Burke of King George; four grandchildren, Janice Spearbeck, Taylor Meagher, Kimberly Schoch, and Danielle Voss; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob Schoch, Colby Voss, Jensen Schoch, and Camryn Voss.
The family would like to thank several people who have supported the family throughout the years, Charlene Gondal, Dr. Patrick McManus, Mary Beth Reckmeyer of the Senior Care Center at Mary Washington Healthcare, and Mary Washington Home Health and Hospice.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. J. Larry Haun officiating. Entombment will follow in the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401 and Mary Washington Home Health and Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guestbook at covenantfuneralservice.com

Area Deaths - November 24, 2010

Virginia Lillian Leith

Virginia Lillian Leith, 91, of King George County passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at her home in Mathias Point.
She was born the daughter of Charles Candy Middlebrook and Grace I. Middlebrook on April 29, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Virginia was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Salon 724 of the Eight and Forty, NARFE, the King George Chapter AARP and the American Stamp Collectors Society. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She retired from the U.S. government after 30 years with the Public Works Department at Dahlgren.
She is survived by a daughter, Leilani A. Kubik of King George; a son, Charles H. Leith of Spotsylvania County; a brother, Carlton G. Middlebrook of King George; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Oscar Harry Leith; a sister, Doris Wilcox; and two brothers, Edgar N. Middlebrook and Charles Q. Middlebrook.
Virginia did not wish for a funeral service. Her remains will be interred with her husband in Quantico National Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Elizabeth C. Hemsley

Elizabeth C. Hemsley, 86, of Colonial Beach went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010.
Elizabeth is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth H. Markwith of Colonial Beach and Joanne H. Billig of Leesburg.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at New Life Ministries, Colonial Beach, with Pastor Denise Marth officiating.
Interment  followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Contributions may be made to New Life Ministries, Box 494, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Donald P. Blass

Donald P. Blass, 53, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010.
Donald was a self-employed master carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Blass; a daughter, Rebecca Mitchell of Westmoreland; two sons, Scott Flynn of McKinney, TX, and Shawn Flynn of Westmoreland; nine grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Blass of East Chatham, NY.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Thomas H. Buscher, Sr.

Thomas H. Buscher, Sr., 67, of Westmoreland County passed away, Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the home of his son in King George County.
Thomas retired from Pepco Co. in Morgantown, MD after 30 years.
He is survived by a son, Thomas H. Buscher, Jr. of King George and a sister, Joan K. Mudd of VA Beach, VA.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Sat. November 27, 2010 at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.  A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Pkwy., Fredericskburg, VA 22407.
Online guestbook may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Elizabeth Tayloe Iams

Elizabeth Tayloe Iams, 90, of Richmond passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in Richmond.
Elizabeth is survived by a daughter, Jaquelin-Tayloe O’Niell of Rockville; a niece, Susan Tayloe Poe of Mechanicsville; and a great-niece, Alina Poe of Mechanicsville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin P. Iams, and her son, Mason Donnan Iams.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery, King George, with the Rev. Diane Carroll officiating. A reception will follow in the church parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St., Washington, D.C. 20037, or St. John’s Episcopal Church, Box 134, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Robert Ancil Walters

Robert Ancil Walters, 95, of Dahlgren passed away, Monday, November 22, 2010 at his residence.
Bob was born in Russell Springs, KY and retired as a physicist and engineer at NSWC-Dahlgren Division. He and his wife Jane owned and operated Walters Insurance Agency in Dahlgren.  He is one of the founders of the Dahlgren Lions Club and had recently received an award as its first life member of the Dahlgren Lions Club.  In addition, Bob was the founder of the Dahlgren Civic Association which led to many improvements in the Dahlgren Community, including  finding the initial funding for the beginning of Potomac Elementary School.  He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where he had been a deacon for many years.
Bob is survived by his wife, E. Jane Walters of the home; two sons, Robert A. Walters, II, of PA, F. Wayne Walters, of Dahlgren; four grandchildren, Anthony Walter, Byron Walters, F. Wayne Walters, II, and Heather Walters and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Shiloh Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Michael Jessie and Rev. Richard Headley officiating.  Interment will follow at Historyland Memorial Park, King George. A visitation will be held from 6:30 -8 p.m. at the church on Friday, Nov. 26.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church Debt Reduction Fund, 13457 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Steve Young

Steve Young, 63, of Colonial Beach, passed away, Thursday, November 18, 2010, at his home.
Steve was a retired auto body technician in Fredericksburg and taught at Colonial Beach High School Vocational Tech. Dept.  He was also an assistant coach of the CBHS’s football team and a Co-founder of Colonial Rod Club and was a member of the Colonial Beach Education Foundation.
Steve is survived by his wife, Linda H. Young ; a son, Billy Pemberton of Charlottesville; a sister, Cindy Pettit of Colonial Beach; two brothers, Al Young of Colonial Beach and Bob Young of St. Leonard, MD; his adopted son, Rocky Foster of Charles County, MD and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wendy’s Feline, 1228 Holly Vista Dr., Col. Beach, VA 22443.  

Area Deaths - October 20, 2010

Reba Jean Hart

Reba Jean Hart, 67, of King George County peacefully passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at her home.
Reba retired from CSC, a government contractor at Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren.
She is survived by her husband, Robert A. Hart of the home; two sons; Tom Hart (Shelbi), of California, and Keith Hart (Lori), of King & Queen County; a sister, Becky Powell of North Carolina; two grandchildren, Ashlynn and Kristina Hart; a brother- and sister-in-law, John and Rosie Hart of Woodbridge and a special friend, Norajane Donaldson.
A funeral was held on Friday, Oct. 15, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Interment followed in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Barbara Ann Conley

Barbara Ann Conley, 57, formerly of King George County, went home to be with the Lord at 12:32 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at UVA Medical Center.
She was born July 8, 1953, in Fredericksburg, to Hurley and Beulah Medley. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Helen Weeks.
Survivors include her children, Earl J. Conley II, Maria L. Walacavicz, Curtis L. Conley and Harry R. Violet III, whom she raised as her son; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, James Fox, Charlie Fox and Steve Medley Sr.; and two sisters, Shelby Sanders and Jeannette Elswick.
She also left behind her children’s father, best friend and ex-husband, Earl J. Conley Sr., and many other family members.
A funeral celebrating her life was held Friday, Oct. 15, at Mine Road Baptist Church, on Post Oak Road in Spotsylvania. Burial followed in Stafford Memorial Park. Pastor Ray Farrow will be officiating.
She will be greatly missed and was loved by all who knew her.
Please make donations to The Relay for Life at the American Cancer Society in Barbara Conley’s name to 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

Maude Lillian Bullock

Maude Lillian Bullock, 95, of Sealston died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at her residence.
Survivors include several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, 8122 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Lillian Mildred Barr

Lillian Mildred Barr, 92, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Dale City, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center, Colonial Beach.
Lillian was the widow of Glen O. Barr. She is survived by two sons, John Barr of Stephens City and Fred Barr of Fredericksburg; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Lillian was predeceased by her daughters, Rosemary Barr and Joyce Barr Bayuvick; and a granddaughter, Sharon Barr Desmuke.
A funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 16, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Interment was on Monday, Oct. 18, in Harmony Cemetery, Burton, W.Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen For the Cure, Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Franklin E. Johnson

Franklin E. Johnson, 61, of Fredericksburg, formerly of King George County, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Vernice Johnson; two daughters, TaVonia and Tangela Johnson; one sister, Erica Johnson; and three brothers, Milton, Harold and Anthony Johnson.
A funeral was held Monday, Oct. 18, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Leonard G. Bland officiating. Burial was in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

MSGT Bobby J. Lockard

Master Sergeant Bobby J. Lockard, 79, of King George died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at his residence.
Master Sgt. Lockard started his military career in 1946, serving with the occupational forces in Japan. He served in Korea and is a survivor of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. After returning from Vietnam, he retired from the United States Marine Corps in 1971. He was a valiant Marine and his family is proud of his service.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Roberta M. Lockard; his sons, Lloyd A. Lockard, Robert P. Lockard, M. Shawn Lockard and Matthew P. Lockard; his daughter, Shannon M. Williamson; his grandchildren, Devin C. Lockard, Derek D. Williamson, Lance E. Williamson, Tyler C. Williamson, Michael C. Lockard and Alaina E. Cotton; and his great-granddaughter, Elise Cotton.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel at the National Museum of the Marine Corps with the Rev. Peyton Wilshire officiating. Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery with full honors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Box 179, Fredericksburg, Va. 22404.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Elinor V. Inscoe

Elinor Victoria Tate Inscoe, 88, of Colonial Beach passed away on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Elinor began working at the Naval Proving Ground on the gun line as a data recorder.  She had a 25 year career working in the data recording and processing division reducing data on many of the gun weapon systems at the Dahlgren base.
Elinor was very active in her community throughout her life.  She was the organist at Grace United Methodist Church for 65 years and served as the church treasurer for thirty plus years.  Elinor also enjoyed working on the church history.
She was born January 1, 1922 at her home in Rollins Fork.  She was proceeded in death by her loving husband, Ed Inscoe, her brother Bill Tate and her parents, Willie and Mamie Tate.
She is survived by her brother Alvin R. Tate, her sister-in-law Helen Tate and her two children, Robert and Alan Tate, and their families.
She is also survived by her sister-in-saw Eula Mae Tate and her five children Ellen Marshall, Ann Tate Vicki Tate, Bonnie Neal and Alvin W. Tate and their families.  She is survived by her nieces and nephews including Mildred Rollins, Arlene Lily, Eddie Winfield, Lynda Doherty, Pat Apperson, and Ralph Logan and their families.  She is also survived by her dearest friends Ruth Worrell and Mary Groves.  
Elinor left behind six grand nieces and nephews and seven great grand nieces and nephews.  She leaves behind her cherished church family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in Colonial Beach.  The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Grace Methodist Church in Rollins Fork, VA with interment to follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Grace Methodist Church Cemetery Fund or to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad or Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Dept.

Elmer Callie Putnam

Elmer Callie Putnam, 81, of Milford died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at his home.
He was born Dec. 4, 1928, in Richmond, a son of the late Callie Lee Putnam and Earnie Payne Putnam. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy E. Putnam, and a daughter, Linda Bolton.
He served in the U.S. Army until he was honorably discharged in 1956. He worked as a farm manager and construction superintendent for many years, until he and his wife began operating a nursing home in Jeffersonton, until their retirement.
He is survived by his children, Murdock Putnam of Milford, Brenda G. Putnam of Raleigh, NC, Charles D. Bolton Jr. of King George County and James H. Bolton of Orlean; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Friday, Oct. 15, at Moser Funeral Home, in Warrenton.  A funeral service was held on  Oct. 16, and interment followed in Orlean Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 3302 Bourbon St., No. 2, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408.
Online condolences may be made at moserfuneralhome.com.

Area Deaths - November 17, 2010

Gary Ray Simmons

Gary Ray Simmons, 64, of Hobe Sound, Florida, died Wednesday, November 3 at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Simmons was born November 19, 1945, in Takoma Park, MD.  He graduated from Lee High School in Springfield, VA and went on to receive his degree from the University of Maryland.
Gary was a long time resident of this area, residing in both Stafford and King George counties.  He served his country in the United States Navy, and worked for the Central Intelligence Agency until his retirement in 1992.  
Gary was an avid fisherman and boater.
He is survived by his son, James Simmons of King George; his companion, Kathy Pitts; his sister, Donna Flowers, of Kilmarnock; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Suzanne Simmons of Rileyville, VA; four nieces; five step-children, and several grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Fairview Beach Yacht Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Memorial Gifts, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD, 21403.
Dorothy Wray Caple Adams
Dorothy Wray Caple Adams, 83, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at her home in Fountain, Fla.
Wray previously lived in Fredericksburg and co-owned Quality Appliance Co.
She is survived by her children, Beverly C. Sledge (Tom), of Fountain, FL, S. Earl Caple Jr.(Charlene), of King George and Brenda C. Wheeler (Bruce), of Spotsylvania; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alene Haney of Spotsylvania and Virginia Kendrick of San Antonio, TX.  Services will be private.


Edyth A. McLaurine

Mrs. Edyth A. McLaurine, 82, passed from labor to reward on Nov. 10, 2010, after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include three sons, Oliver Sanders of Fredericksburg, Mark McLaurine (Patricia) and Don McLaurine (Devena), of Spotsylvania; and three daughters, Brenda A. Brown (Joseph), of Spotsylvania, Patricia M. Wake (George), of Bowie, MD, and Ann Branham(Percil), of King George; 11 grandchildren, Rev. Ritta Armstead, Shalonda and Raymond Brown, Brian, Dana and Stacy Wake, Cartha Branham, Kierstin and Kory McLaurine and Donovan and Cameryn McLaurine; four great-grandchildren, Chiante, Tajsha, Kiana and Raymond Brown Jr; one godson, Kofi Johnson of Los Angeles, CA; a sister, Mrs. Mildred H. Jackson(Arthur), of Landsdowne; a brother-in-law, George Johnson of Guinea; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Howard and Irene Turner, both of Woodford; a host of adored nieces, nephews and cousins including three who she grew up with, Mrs. Janie Pratt of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Alyce Catlett of Fredericksburg and Mrs. Celeste Mack(Rev. Daniel), of Washington, D.C.
A funeral was held Sunday, Nov. 14 at Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), Fredericksburg. Online condolences may be expressed at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Harry Elden Beazley, Jr.

Harry Elden “Joe” Beazley, Jr., 84, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Joe was a member of Milford Presbyterian Church and retired from FMC as a foreman after 37 years of employment. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a member of the Fredericksburg American Legion Post 55, and Fredericksburg VFW Post 3103. He was also a lifetime member of Fredericksburg Elks Lodge 875, and a member of the Fredericksburg Historic Region Antique Auto Club of America, the NRA, and a former member of the Cavalier Club.
Joe is survived by his wife of 57 years, Audrey K. Beazley; one son, Neil E. Beazley,(Carol), and the joy of Joe’s life, grandson Bryce, all of Annandale; a “selected” daughter, Bonnie Baker (Ronnie Meaux), of Fredericksburg; a sister, Marian Atwell of Milford; three nieces, Dera Atwell of Leesburg, Amy Goodrich of Alexandria and Sheila Noren of Colonial Beach, as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
A funeral was held on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Robert W. Sizemore officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Elks Lodge 875.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to Milford Presbyterian Church, 21795 Mattaponi Trail, Milford, Va. 22514.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

Donald Caylor Wright

Donald Caylor Wright, 73, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Loudoun County, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. He passed away peacefully at his home.
Born in Washington, D.C., on July 26, 1937, to Edna Caylor Wright and Herbert Wright, Donald grew up in Loudoun County with many family members and friends.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, Donald came home to meet and marry his loving wife of 45 years, Alice Wright. He worked at and retired from Hazelton Laboratory in Vienna.
Donald is survived by his daughter, Kim Jones and her husband, Wes; his son, Randall Wright and his fiancee, Paige Collier; his grandchildren, Brittany and Aaron Jones and Karsen Wright; and his brother-in-law, Richard Beach, all of Colonial Beach; as well as many special family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Wright, as well as his parents.
A funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Contributions may be made to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, or Colonial Beach Fire Dept. Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

William I. Marshall

William Iviason “Ivias” Marshall, 82, of King George County passed away at his home on Nov. 14, 2010.
Ivias was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Nora Virginia “Jennie” Marshall.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, Adelaide and George Marshall; two sisters, Georgie Marshall and Mignonette Morgan; and three brothers, Russell, Ralph and Curtis Marshall.
He is survived by three sons; Ronald (Betty Jean), Faron, and Larry; a daughter, Norma; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Fannie Heimer and Virginia Purks of King George and Juanita Sutton of Roanoke Rapids, NC; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at Potomac Baptist Cemetery, King George, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Wed. Nov. 17 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Inc. Box 466, King George, VA 22485.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com

Area Deaths - October 13, 2010

Katherine Heinbaugh

Katherine Heinbaugh, 68 passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Mary Washington Hospital.
She retired from Spotsylvania County in July 2004 after 26 years of service.
Katherine is survived by three daughters, Teresa Stailey(David), of King George County, Debbie Rodgers(Leonard), and Jeanie Medley(Larry), all of Spotsylvania County; two sons, Ricky Heinbaugh(Donna), and Ray Heinbaugh(Andrea), all of Spotsylvania; a brother, Gordon Weeks, Jr. of Fredericksburg; a sister, Christine Gayle of Manassas; 13 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her long time companion, Ronald (Jake) Gordon.
A funeral service was held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg.  with the Rev. Ray Farrow officiating.  Interment followed in Meadow Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.  
Katherine’s family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Mine Road Baptist Church Youth Missions Fund, 11111 Post Oak  Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22551.
Online condolences may be expressed at foundandsons.com.

Della Thomas Mullin

Della Thomas Mullin, 92, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Arlington to Naomi Pickett Thomas and Jesse Thomas.
Predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Vincent Mullin, she is survived by her children, Helen Mullin Kondra of Greer, S.C., and George Wayne Mullin of Gainesville.
She was blessed with six grandchildren, Maureen Cirbee Yadgood, Stephen Cirbee, Jeneanne Cirbee Busche, Cheryl Mullin Mazzei, Scot Mullin and Thomas Cirbee, who predeceased her. They were her “pride and joy.” She also found delight in her 17 great-grandchildren. In addition, she leaves behind a dear friend and caregiver, Mary Kay Turner of Colonial Beach.
A resident of Colonial Beach since 1961, Mrs. Mullin was very active in the community, both in the Citizen Association and Taxpayer Association. She was devoted to both the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad and the Colonia Beach Fire Department, serving as a life member of both organizations.
She had the distinction of riding for one or another of these organizations in every Potomac River Festival Firemen’s Parade since 1968.
Prior to working with her husband in their Colonial Beach business, Mullin Real Estate, Mrs. Mullin worked at Burton Ford in Montross. During World War II, she owned and operated Clarendon Beauty Salon in Arlington.
The family received friends at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in Colonial Beach. A graveside service was held at Columbia Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington.
An expression of sympathy may be made in the form of a contribution to either the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad or Colonial Beach Fire Department.
Online guest book may be signed nashandslawfh.com.

William Joseph Hiller, Jr.

William Joseph “Bill” Hiller Jr. 66, of Colonial Beach passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at his home.
Bill was a retired engineer with the U.S. government and a member of Westmoreland Independent Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Erdene D. Hiller, of the home; two daughters, Deborah Hiller of Colonial Beach and Angelia McGrady of Hamlin, W.Va.; two sons, William R. Hiller of Arizona and Jeffrey Davis of Colonial Beach; 10 grandchildren, Billy, Hannah and Erdene Hiller, Jeffrey, Kyle, Jamie, Chasity and Shannon Davis, and Ryan and Andrew McGrady; and two great-grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Helga Hiller; and his daughters Naomi and Sharon Hiller.
A funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 9, at Westmoreland Independent Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Robert Warnick officiating. Interment 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, or the Colonial Beach Fire Department, Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh .com.

Ralph William Bishop

Ralph William Bishop, 85, of King George County, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Bishop was a retired U.S. Coast Guard employee with 36 years of service. He was a Mason, a member of Hanover Baptist Church in King George, and Moose Lodge, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Colonial Beach. Ralph also liked to hunt.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lee Bishop, of the home; and a daughter, Lynn Bishop, of the home. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
A funeral was held Sun., Oct. 10, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Rick Crookshank officiating. Interment followed in Hanover Baptist cemetery, King George.
Donations in his memory may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book may be signed nashandslawfh.com.

Lewis Rollins

Lewis Rollins, 90, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Rollins retired from the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory, Dahlgren, as a supervisor in the Ordinance Department after 35 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked at Liebenow’s Hardware and the Fredericksburg Auto Auction until the age of 86.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret Rollins; two daughters, Betty Lou Nininger(Elgin),  and Delores McCants(Thomas); five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family would like to convey a special “Thanks” to Dr. Dong Lee, to Mary Washington Hospice and to Comfort Keepers.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family asks that memorials be made in Lewis’ name to Mary Washington Hospice.
Friends may offer online condolences at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Area Deaths - November 10, 2010

Robert Aguirre

Robert “Gumby” Aguirre, 36, of King George County passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Arica, and their two children, Daniel and Autumn; and his mother, Dianne Plume.
A memorial service was held  Friday, Nov. 5, in the Tiki Room at the Riverboat Restaurant in Colonial Beach.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.
Frederick Leroy Williams
Frederick Leroy Williams, 71, of King George County passed away on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Carriage Hill Health and Rehab Center.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy; two brothers, Steve Williams and Rupert Silver, both of Stafford; one aunt, Mattie Price of Fredericksburg; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Thursday, Nov. 11, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Entombment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mary Rexrode

Mary Rexrode, 89, of Waldorf, Md., died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.
She is survived by her children Larry Rexrode  (Patty) of Dahlgren, and Holly Rexrode of Waldorf; two grandchildren, David Rexrode of Virginia Beach and Jennifer George (Todd), of Stuttgart, Germany; one great-grandson, Zayden Rexrode; one brother; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at Raymond Funeral Chapel in La Plata. A Mass was celebrated Nov. 9, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Waldorf, with interment following in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.

Area Deaths - October 6, 2010

Louise Reed Durham

Louise Reed Durham, 83, of Spotsylvania County died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Carriage Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Ms. Durham was a lifelong member of Mine Road Baptist Church. She had retired as an L.P.N. and had worked with Continued Home Care Nursing.
Survivors include her sons, Durwood E. Durham(Gail), of King George County and Duane Durham(Neena), of Spotsylvania; her daughter and her primary caregiver, Debbie J. Durham, who shared her mother’s home in Spotsylvania; her grandchildren, Elizabeth and Kathryn Durham; her sister Lily Margaret Hitch of Camp Hill, Pa.; and her stepgrandchildren, Sandra Furr of Spotsylvania and Ronald Samuel of King George.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Durham, and her brothers, Bernard Evans Dickinson and James G. Dickinson.
A service was held Saturday, Oct. 2, at Mine Road Baptist Church with the Rev. James Eure and the Rev. Ray Farrow officiating. Burial will follow in Mine Road Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Buck Acors, Ronnie Acors, Mark Lane, Jeff Lane, Frankie Claypoole, T.C. Waddy, Lester Poeitiger, and Lindsey Durham.
Memorials may be made to Mine Road Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 11111, Post Oak Road, Spotsylvania, Va. 22551.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Vicki Lynn Harris

Vicki Lynn Harris, 55, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010.
She is survived by two daughters, her father, one sister and one brother, and one granddaughter. A private memorial service will be held at a later date in West Virginia.
Arrangements are by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Online guest book is available at nashlandslawfh.com.

Elmer Wilson Tyler

Elmer Wilson “Pop” Tyler, 74, of King George County died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, Md., as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Upper Marlboro, Md.
Mr. Tyler was born in King George on March 25, 1936. He was predeceased by his parents, Mrs. Maggie Williams and Mr. Sammy Jordan; his stepfather, Mr. William P. Williams; four sisters, Ms. Mary Tyler, Mrs. Frances Johnson, Ms. Josephine Cherry and Ms. Earlene Shellings; and one brother, Mr. Earl Williams.
Elmore graduated from Ralph Bunche High School, and retired a master sergeant from the U.S. Army after 25 years. He later retired a second time from the Department of the Treasury.
Mr. Tyler was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. He also was a member of American Legion Post 329, and was active in political and civic organizations.
Survivors include one daughter; brothers Clyde Tyler, William C. Williams Sr., Vernon Williams, Ralph Williams and Wayne Williams; sisters Phyllis Johnson, Christine D. Johnson and Lorraine Peyton; one granddaughter; God-children Alicia Johnson, Keshaun Williams and Rowland Tolliver II; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The family received friends from Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Good Hope Baptist Church, King George. The family will also receive friends Oct. 6 from 10 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Services will be held at Little Ark Baptist Church, Owens, on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at noon. His pastor, the Rev. Robert Williams, Good Hope Baptist Church, will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association, Box 1175, King George, Va. 22485.
Lee Funeral Home of King George is handling the arrangements.

Della Thomas Mullin

Della Thomas Mullin, 92, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Arlington to Naomi Pickett Thomas and Jesse Thomas.
Predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Vincent Mullin, she is survived by her children, Helen Mullin Kondra of Greer, S.C., and George Wayne Mullin of Gainesville.
She was blessed with six grandchildren, Maureen Cirbee Yadgood, Stephen Cirbee, Jeneanne Cirbee Busche, Cheryl Mullin Mazzei, Scot Mullin and Thomas Cirbee, who predeceased her. They were her “pride and joy.” She also found delight in her 17 great-grandchildren. In addition, she leaves behind a dear friend and caregiver, Mary Kay Turner of Colonial Beach.
A resident of Colonial Beach since 1961, Mrs. Mullin was very active in the community, both in the Citizen Association and Taxpayer Association. She was devoted to both the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad and the Colonia Beach Fire Department, serving as a life member of both organizations.
She had the distinction of riding for one or another of these organizations in every Potomac River Festival Firemen’s Parade since 1968.
Prior to working with her husband in their Colonial Beach business, Mullin Real Estate, Mrs. Mullin worked at Burton Ford in Montross. During World War II, she owned and operated Clarendon Beauty Salon in Arlington.
The family will receive friends at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in Colonial Beach on Thursday from 2 to 4 p,m. and 6 to 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Columbia Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington on Friday at noon.
An expression of sympathy may be made in the form of a contribution to either the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad or Colonial Beach Fire Department.
Online guest book may be signed nashandslawfh.com.

Ralph I. Merrill, Sr.

Ralph Isamel Merrill, Sr., 92, of Colonial Beach, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Wilburn Gardens in Fredericksburg, VA.
He was born in Beaufort, NC, on Dec. 21, 1917, the son of the late Willbert J. and Mary Lewis Merrill.
Ralph was a member of Groveton Baptist Church in Alexandria and active in many civic and church organizations.  He was a member of Penn Daw VFRS and served as their captain in Alexandria.  He was a member of the BSA and Scout Master of Troop 693.  He became a member of Henry Knox Field Lodge 349 in Potomac in September 1954.
He was past Worshipful Master and honorary member of Mt. Vernon Lodge 219.  He helped charter Mount Vernon 178 Order of the Eastern Star.  He was Past Grand Tall Cedar of Lebanon Forest 136 in Alexandria; past Worshipful Master of Landman Lodge 293 in Montross; District Grand Master of the 9th Masonic District in 1986-87; High Priest of RAM in 1987; member of Scottish Rite; Acca Shrine and the Rappatomac Shrine Club and drove his mini car in area parades.
He belonged to the Old DominionCommandary in Woodbridge 11 SKT Knights Templar in Woodbridge; and member of Wakefield 77 Order of the Eastern Star, Colonial Beach.
He belonged to AARP in King George County and was an active member in the Senior Citizens of Colonial Beach, where he delivered meals for many years.
Ralph was preceded in death by his brother, Wilbur L.B. Merrill, who passed away in 2006; and his sister, Lucille Dickerson, who passed away on Sept. 27, 2010.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Dollie L. Merrill, of Colonial Beach.  Other survivors include his son and caregiver, Ralph Merrill, Jr.; daughter, Loyce Richards; granddaughters Paige Ferguson and Tracy Garcia; grand sons Larry Swain and Scott Swain; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Ralph liked living in Colonial Beach where he enjoyed friends, gardening and fishing.  His garden was especially known by folks for its bounty and his generosity in sharing the vegetables.
At his request, burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributons may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove.
Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in Colonial Beach.

Area Deaths - November 3, 2010

Sandra Lee Conway

Sandra Lee Conway, 66, of Montross died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond.
Mrs. Conway was a native of Richmond and a former resident of Fredericksburg. After moving to Westmoreland County she worked for over 14 years as the assistant director of parks and recreation for Westmoreland.
Survivors include her husband of almost 50 years, Bennie Lee Conway Jr.; two daughters, Wendy Lee Conway Fletcher (Jimmy), and Sandy Lee Conway Winkler (Bill), all of Spotsylvania; her son, Bennie Lee Conway III (Karen), of Colonial Beach; two granddaughters, Stacy Lee Fletcher and McKenzie Lee Conway; her sister, Virginia L. Cecil of Mechanicsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Conway is also survived by her faithful four legged companion, Precious. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carlton B. Tinsley and Marshall L. Tinsley.
A service was held on Friday, Oct. 29, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Clyde Coleman officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Isiah Randolph Norman

Isiah Randolph Norman, 86, of King George County, passed away on Oct. 25, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Isiah was born in King George on Oct. 28, 1923. He worked at NSWC, Dahlgren Division, for 40 years. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his parents, Ollie and Ida Norman.
He is survived by his wife, Natalie B. Norman; two daughters, Bernice Loraine Beverly (Donald), of King George, and Ruby Cassidy; one granddaughter, Donna Beverly, of Newport News; one stepson, Thomas Bundy (Jane), of Columbia, Md.; and one stepdaughter, Cheryl Lomax (Theodore), of Massaponax.
A funeral was held Oct. 30, at Antioch Baptist Church, with Minister Wayne D. Upson officiating. The Rev. Joseph E. Toliver will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Lee Funeral Home, King George.

Wanda C. Owens

Wanda C. Owens, 70, passed away Oct. 12, 2010.
She was born in Spotsylvania County on Feb. 23, 1940. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, James.
She is survived by her daughters Brenda Ethington (Stanley), and Rhonda Lariviere (Rich); her brother, Curtis Norman Marshall (Mary); her grandchildren, Mike McClelland (Michelle), Nick McClelland, Samantha Long (Brandon), Marc McClelland and Richard David Lariviere; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Potomac Baptist Church, King George. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, in Arlington National Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to either AMVETS or Vietnam Vets.
Local arrangements are by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Guestbook may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Lawrence Harry Harris, Sr.

Lawrence Harry “Larry” Harris Sr., 88, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Harris retired from the United States Army after 20 years of service. He was a combat veteran of World War II, a recipient of a Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge and a Korean War veteran. He continued to serve until his retirement from civil service with the Army at the Pentagon and the Navy Space Command at Dahlgren. Mr. Harris received the Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Award from the Department of Defense in recognition of contributions he made to the United States government and the armed forces. He was a talented artist and illustrator.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Barbara Louise Walsh Harris; eight children, Larry Harris Jr. (Katherine), of Hamilton, MA,  Helen Lee Harris Johnson (Barry Wayne), of Stafford County, Bobbie Ann Canter (Mark Alan), of Stafford, John Rex Harris (Cathy),  of Hartwood, Dorothy May Limbrick of Vienna, Marjorie Hope Day (Warren, Jr.), of Colonial Beach, Thomas Lee Harris of Woburn, MA, and Charles Stanley Harris of Colonial Beach; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Quantico National Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Lavoie officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Attn: Donor Services, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Fla. 32256.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Mary Washington Hospital emergency staff, ICU unit staff and all those who cared for him. A special thank you is also extended to Dr. Lee Berlad, Dr. Henry Clemo and all the other doctors who so graciously gave of their services.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Mary Evelyn Darley

Mary Evelyn Darley, 100, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was born and resided in Alexandria where she raised her family, later moving to Colonial Beach. Evelyn maintained her own home in Colonial Beach until her 90s, living with her grandson, James Boaz.
She is the widow of William F. Darley.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Clift of King George County and Evelyn Brown of Spotsylvania County; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandson. Evelyn was preceded in death by five children, Elizabeth, Billy, Butch and Carroll Darley and Norma Bright.
A funeral was held Monday, Nov. 1, at the chapel of Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria, with the Rev. Michael Finn-McKenzie officiating.
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.

Andrew W. Johnson

Andrew W. Johnson, 57, of King George County passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Andrew was born in Sharon, Pa. He was a longtime employee of RCCI and was currently employed by Perry Engineering Inc. as a heavy equipment operator. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, best friend and soul mate, Susan C. Johnson, of the home; two sons, Steven A. Johnson (Tiffani), of White Plains, MD, and Gregory A. Johnson of Springfield; three stepchildren, Gene Holder (Kaye), of Heth, AR, Angela Thornhill of Amory, MS, and Johnny Box (Missy), of Amory; a sister, Karen Lichti (Richard), of Holland, MI; and numerous grandchildren. Andrew was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
A celebration of life and gathering will be held at a later date.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Carroll Jones, Jr.

Carroll “Rusty” Jones Jr., 82, of Ebb Tide Beach died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Jones was retired from the Metrobus system after 38 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, was a former member of the Moose Lodge of Fairfax County and Colonial Beach, and was a director with the Ebb Tide Beach Association.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy T. Jones; three children, Stephen T. Jones of Fairfax, Carol I. Camp of Leesburg and William E. Jones of Culpeper; two stepchildren, N. Gayle King of Ashburn and Mike Tompkins of King George; a sister, Helen Bunting of Iowa; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Johnny Almond officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to the start of the service. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Union Cemetery, Leesburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book available to nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - September 29, 2010

Patrick Lawrence McDonald

Patrick Lawrence McDonald, 35, of King George County, formerly of Spotsylvania County, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Aaron McDonald, and his grandparents Lawrence Aaron, Thomas R. McDonald and Bernadine Aaron.
He leaves behind his father, Thomas R. McDonald Jr.; a brother, Steven Craig McDonald; a sister, Kelly Elizabeth McDonald; his wife, Tracey Shannon McDonald; and grandmother Angeline A. McDonald.
Patrick was a 1993 graduate of Spotsylvania High School, and a journeyman electrician and a member of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Patrick was an avid Redskins fan and a Dallas Cowboys hater.
He will always be remembered for his love for cooking, music and affection for “his children,” pets Sensi and Kaya.
A celebration of Patrick’s life will be held at a later date.
Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.
A memorial service for Patrick was held Saturday, Sept. 25, at Found & Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg.

Louise S. Brown

Mrs. Louise S. Brown, 93, resident of Heritage Hall, King George County, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010.
She was the widow of Walter Blair “Bill” Nixon Jr. and Donald Wayne Brown. She was a member of Andrew Chapel Church; and past Matron of Emily B. Chinn, order of the Eastern Star Chapter 83, Warsaw.
She retired from the Maritime Commission in Washington near the end of World War II, and from the Bank of Montross in 1982.
She was preceded in death by daughters Ellen Hasselvander and Donna Sviatko.
She is survived by daughter Gail Davis(Steve), of King George, and Jerry Sviatko of Alexandria; two sisters, Helen Suttle of Stafford County and Edythe Woodring of Richmond; five grandchildren, Dainan Gibson; Stephen Davis Jr.; Chris Davis; Melody Herbert and Courtney Sviatko; seven great-grandchildren, Aaron Landman; Thomas and Alexandra Gibson; Jamie, and Emma, Allie and Anna Davis; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 24, in the sanctuary of Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, Montross. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are by Welch Funeral Home, Montross.

Lester B. Green

Lester B. Green, 69, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Lester lived his entire life in King George County and was a heavy equipment mechanic/operator, retiring in 2006 with Local Union 77. He was a NASCAR fan, gardener, fisherman, handyman and loved horseshoe pitching. He had a heart of gold, and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Faye Green of the home; daughter, Kathy Musick(Byron),of King George; son Gary Green(Cheryl), of King George; his mother, Kathleen B. Wiley. of King George; two sisters, Judy Carter of King George and Darlene Stanley of Reading, Pa.; three grandchildren, Remington Green of King George, and Gary and Christopher Green, both of Spotsylvania County.
He was predeceased by his father, Oliver Ray Green, and his brothers, Elmer H. and Ray Green.
Lester’s funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 25, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Sherman Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Green Family cemetery, King George.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va., 22485.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Irma Carpenter Jackson

Irma Carpenter Jackson, 90, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Westminster Retirement Center in Lake Ridge, where she had lived for 10 years.
Mrs. Jackson was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Annandale. Mrs. Jackson was born in Rutherfordton, N.C., daughter of Jonathan Harvey and Irma Clark Carpenter. She graduated from Appalachian State, and studied at the University of Virginia and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond.
She was a teacher in Fairfax County public schools for 20 years and a published genealogist. She was Past Regent of the Henry Clay Chapter of the NSDAR and Elder Emeritus of First Presbyterian Church, Annandale.
Her husband, George S. Jackson, died in 1968. Survivors include one son, G. Terry Jackson(Jane), of Savannah, Ga.; a daughter, Irma J. Lowry(Robert), of King George County; five grandchildren, Robert Lowry Jr., Kimberley L. Shuler(Steve), Nancy L. Kantsios(George), G. Scott Jackson(Diane), and Rebbecca J. Carey(Clinton), 14 great-grandchildren; and also three sisters, Dale C. Ward of Rutherfordton, Julie C. Hicks of Russellville, Ky., and Janna C. McMahan and husband James of Greenville, S.C.
A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 25, at Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Don Scofield officiating. Interment will be in the Rutherfordton City Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at Westminster at Lake Ridge on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m.
Donations may be given to Westminster Chapel Fund, Lake Ridge, Va. 22191 or First Presbyterian Church, Annandale, Va. 22003.
An online guest register may be viewed at mcmahansfuneralhome.com.

Patricia Ann Brown

Patricia Ann Brown, 58, of Colonial Beach died on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at VCU Medical Center in Richmond.
She was born in Virginia and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Anna Severance Brown. She is survived by her five children, Jeffrey J. Pittman, Tina M. Anderson, Robert J. Pittman, Angela D. Grier and Brian M. Pittman; 10 grandchildren, Talaya Pittman, Jay Pittman, Amanda Rawlette, Destiny Pittman, Stephani Anderson, Joshua Anderson, Amellia Pittman, Emily Pittman, Jerimiah Pittman and Noah Grier; and two brothers, Michael and Timothy Brown.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 25, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church, 10 Garfield Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, with Pastor Johnny R. Almond officiating.
Arrangements are by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard.
Condolences may be registered at ealvinsmall.com.

Jeanne H. Miller

Jeanne H. Miller entered into rest peacefully at her home in Colonial Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, after a valiant battle with cancer.
Jeanne was born June 19, 1932, in Fayetteville, N.C., and was for many years a resident of Fredericksburg. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, and was previously active in politics.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Miller.
Jeanne is survived by her children, Jaymes R. Richardson of Chicago and Cynthia L. Richardson of Alexandria; and four stepsons, Franklin W. Miller of Spotsylvania County, William C. Miller of Ladysmith, David N. Miller of Spotsylvania and Michael W. Miller of Falmouth.
A celebration of her life was held Sunday, Sept. 26, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George.
Online guest book may be signed nashandslawfh.com.

Aubrey Hoyt Roles

Aubrey Hoyt Roles, 63, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a sister, Ellen Carter of Spotsylvania County; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel, on Sunday, Sept. 26. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Friends may offer online condolences at mullinsthompsonstafford.com.

Charles R. Martin

Charles R. “Chief” Martin, 81, of King George County entered into rest on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, in Norfolk, where he had been cared for after suffering a fall 3 years ago.
He was born Jan. 12, 1929, in Blairstown, N.J., to the late Bradley and Hazel Simmons Martin. He was preceded in death by his younger sister, Carolyn Drake, and his younger brother, Jerry Martin.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 59 years, Marilyn J. Clark Martin; four daughters, Rebecca McDougal of Pine Bluff, Ark., Victoria Wissing of Hutchinson, Kan., Dawn Ryan of Norfolk and Pamela Garlitz of Willow Street, Pa,; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his older sister, Jean Hannah of Newton, N.J.
Serving 31 years in the U.S. Navy, which included two wartime deployments to Vietnam, he rose to the rank of master chief mess specialist. His many awards and decorations include four Edward Francis Ney Memorial Awards for the best shore enlisted dining facility in Naval District Washington, in 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1978, which he earned while stationed at Dahlgren; a Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars; the Navy Unit Commendation Medal for Expert Rifleman; and 12 letters of commendation and appreciation.
Following his Navy career, he worked as a civil service employee at the Dahlgren Commissary. He also enjoyed singing in the choir as a faithful member of the Dahlgren Chapel.
His life was celebrated Monday, Sept. 27, at the Naval Support Activity Dahlgren Chapel, with the service officiated by Navy Chaplain Lt. Richard Malmstrom.
Interment was held Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby Street, Norfolk, Va. 23505.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Contributions may be made in Charlie’s memory to the American Heart Association.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh .com.

Kathy Lynn Edgell Riffe

Kathy Lynn Edgell Beckelhimer Riffe, 56, of Moncks Corner, S.C., died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at Trident Medical Center, in Charleston, S.C.
Born in Fredericksburg on March 4, 1954, to the late Harry and June Edgell, she was preceded in death by first husband Ronald Beckelhimer. She graduated from King George High School.
She is survived by her husband Mack Riffe; son Landon Beckelhimer; daughter Lauren Wise(Alan); and two grandchildren, Dayna and Angie, all of Moncks Corner; and a brother, Kenneth Edgell, of Fredericksburg.
A private service will be held at a later date.

Barbara Stein Cooper

Mrs. Barbara Stein Cooper, 86, passed away on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at her home in Colonial Beach, surrounded in her final days by her loving family.
Mrs. Cooper was an active, beloved member of the close-knit Colonial Beach community which had been her home for 63 years. Following her marriage in 1947 to William I. Cooper, she came to Colonial Beach as a relative stranger, yet she leaves as one of its most respected citizens.
Throughout her life, Mrs. Cooper was involved in business and civic affairs in Colonial Beach, and the community and its people were nearly as dear to her as her family. She was a regular volunteer at the Colonial Beach Visitors Center, where she could be found most any weekend during the spring and summer, chatting with tourists and helping in any way she could.
Born May 28, 1924, in Martins Creek, Pa., Mrs. Cooper was the daughter of Harry A. and Dorothy H. Stein. Desiring a college education, but needing money to pay for it, she moved to Washington, D.C., after high school and went to work for the Rubber Reserve Corp., which was established by President Franklin Roosevelt to control the flow of rubber, a wartime necessity.
She later moved to Virginia and matriculated at Madison College (now James Madison University), from which she graduated in 1946 with a degree in chemistry.
Except for a year teaching science in Colonial Beach, Mrs. Cooper worked full-time with her husband in family businesses (Cooper’s Store, DARL Bottled Gas and DARL Concrete & Fuel Oil). Following his death in 1981, she continued to assist her sons in the businesses in any way she could.
Throughout the 1950s and ‘60s, Mrs. Cooper juggled her job, raised four children, and somehow found time for a variety of community activities and fundraising events. She was especially active in the local PTA while her children were in school, serving as president and in many other capacities. She pioneered a PTA fashion show fundraiser that was a staple of the organization for many years.
Mrs. Cooper’s lifelong passions were her family, her friends, and her community. She also had a yen for new experiences. After her husband’s death in 1981, she began traveling the world with four of her dearest friends, Virginia Frye, Peggy Hall, Gloria Rogers and Irene Dodd.
Mrs. Cooper also treasured her 50-plus-year friendship with her caring neighbor, Margie Staples.
Mrs. Cooper’s survivors include four children and their spouses, Douglas and Randee Cooper of Fredericksburg, Larry and Nancy Cooper of Colonial Beach, Robin and Bob Byrd of La Plata, Md., and Alan and Elizabeth Cooper of Lynchburg.
She also is survived by eight grandchildren, William Joshua and Andrew Cooper, Alex and Hannah Cooper, Toni and Justin Byrd, and William and Leigh Cooper.
Mrs. Cooper was also preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Robert Stein, whose widow, Mary, their three children and five nieces and nephews, were always very special to her.
A funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, 131 Third St., Colonial Beach, Va., 22443. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to one of several organizations in Colonial Beach: The Abraham & William Cooper Memorial Library, Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, The William I. Cooper VFW or The Mary Washington Hospital Hospice.
In recent weeks, many people have showered Mrs. Cooper and her family with compassion. The family would like to thank Dr. Lisa Sarber and her staff for their many kindnesses, with special appreciation for the loving care provided by Judy Bowie, whose generous spirit helped make a difficult time more bearable for all.
Special thanks also go to the caregivers from Comfort Keepers (Blossom and Theresa) and Helen Richards. Last but not least, Randee Cooper’s near-constant presence at her mother-in-law’s bedside was a gift of love.
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