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Area Deaths - September 1, 2010

Rubynette Campbell Sanford

Rubynette Campbell Sanford, 86, of Montross, widow of Milton Sanford, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010.
She was retired stenographer for the Cooperative Extensive Service, and a member of Currioman Baptist Church, where she served as clerk for 45 years, church historian, a Sunday school teacher and various other committees.
Mrs. Sanford is survived by a son, Frankie Sanford (Patsy) of Bracey; and three brothers, Preston Campbell (Yvonne) of Ocean City, Md., Wallace Campbell(Barbara) of Southern, and Gilbert Campbell (Shirley) of Daytona Beach, Fla. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Sheila Sanford(Douglas); two great-grandchildren, Leah Hall(Justin) and Brandee Jones (Jeff); and four great-grandchildren, Blake Hall, Tarryn Hall, Carter Hall and Jackson Jones.
Also surviving is close friend and sister-in-law, Ruby Campbell.
A funeral was held Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Currioman Baptist Church. Interment followed in Currioman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Currioman Cemetery Endowment Fund, Box 841, Montross, Va. 22520.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Susan Johnson Roberts

Susan Johnson Roberts, 83, of Oak Grove went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010. She was born on Sept. 17, 1926.
She is survived by two wonderful sons, Theodore Streets Jr. and Ronald Streets of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Inita Baylor of Montross and Rosie Vaughan of King George County; two brothers, David Johnson of King George and Lawrence Johnson of Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family received friends at Little Zion Baptist Church, Oak Grove, Va., on Thursday, Aug. 26.
The funeral was held Friday, Aug. 27, with the Rev. Earl T. Howerton, pastor, officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, 22883 Kings Highway, Warsaw, Va. 22572.

Virginia Brown

Virginia Brown, 87, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010.
A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 28, at First Baptist Church of Colonial Beach.
Arrangements are by Lee Funeral Home, King George.

Edna Lee Morris

Edna Lee Morris of Fredericksburg passed away at the age of 100, on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Golden Living Center.
Mrs. Morris is survived by a son, Howard Morris of Dahlgren; two daughters, Darlene Stevens of Locust Grove and Mary Rose of Fredericksburg; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Morris, and son Randolph Morris.
Her funeral was held Thursday, Aug. 26, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Burial followed in Beulah Baptist Church in Westmoreland County.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Mary Ann Early

Mary Ann Early, 59, of Charlottesville made the journey back home to God on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, succumbing to a long illness. She died peacefully at her home with her family at her side.
She was preceded in death by her parents, the Honorable Horace A. Revercomb Jr., and Mrs. Mary Virginia Revercomb of King George County, and her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Revercomb Wilson, of New Cumberland, Pa.
She is survived by her brothers, James A. Revercomb of Ashland and the retired Honorable Horace A. Revercomb III; her husband, John H. Early, of Charlottesville, and their daughter, Mara Rhodenizer (Trey), of Charlottesville; and three grandsons, Carter, Peyton and Harris. She also leaves behind her dear and devoted friend and caretaker Judy Willis, of Charlottesville.
She was a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Nursing, and was employed as a registered nurse at the UofVA Hospital for 17 years. She was a member of Saint Paul’s Ivy Episcopal Church,
A memorial service was held Sunday, Aug. 29, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ivy, officiated by Rector Miller Hunter. Interment was  private in the churchyard.
Donations be made in her honor to the American Heart Association, or to the Hospice of the Piedmont.

Julian H. Griffith

Julian H. Griffith Jr., 92,  of King George County died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010,  at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Griffith was born May 18, 1918, in Fredericksburg. He was the son of the late Julian Hungerford Griffith Sr. and Cornelia Flemer Griffith.
Mr. Griffith retired from civilian employment at the Dahlgren Navy base. He then had time to enjoy many years of gardening, always looking forward to planting time in the spring, and sharing vegetables from the garden with his friends and family.
Mr. Griffith is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Margaret Allensworth Griffith; his son, Frank Wayne Griffith (Susan), of Chesterfield; his daughter Judith Griffith Crockett of Bristol; his daughter Jacqueline Gay Baker (Vernon), of King George; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by one brother, Edward Colville Griffith (Margaret Ann), of Fredericksburg.
A funeral was held on Saturday, Aug. 28, at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, in Oak Grove. A private interment followed the service and reception.
The family received friends at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George.
Memorial donations may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, 8122 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485, or Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, c/o Wanda D. Mason, 601 Colonial Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Helen M. Koval

Helen M. Koval passed from this life to be with her Lord on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She had been lovingly cared for, for 10 years at her home with her daughter and son-in-law.
Born April 22, 1930, to Paul and Willie Ensminger in Iaeger, W.Va., she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John R. Koval, on Aug. 24, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Harry Ensminger of Stevenson, W.Va., Joe Ensminger of Chattanooga, TN, and Jack Ensminger of Charlotte, N.C; sisters-in-law Gwen Ensminger of Bolton, MA, Marie Ensminger, of Bluefield, WV., Helen Ensminger of Charlotte, and Judy Ensminger of Hixon,TN; and her dearest friends, Nellie Taylor, Mae Porterfield Hall and Inga Graham, all of Fredericksburg.
She is survived by her only child, Carla, and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Robert L. Russell; a granddaughter, Rhonda M. Richardson (Tommy), and their daughters, Carlyn, Caitlyn, and Cristalyn; her grandson, Robert L. Russell II (Kermora), and their two children, Alexis and Robert.
Helen is also survived by a brother, Ted(Ruth), of Jacksonville, FL; her beloved brother Fred, who visited her faithfully for 10 years and his wife, Frances, of King George; a brother, Ray (Verna), of Princeton, WV.; her only sister, Dorothy Wiles of Spring Valley, WV;  and a dear friend, Jean Lohr Mosely of Mount Airy, N.C.
She also leaves behind many dear nieces and nephews--too numerous to mention--but not forgotten.
A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel with her son-in-law, the Rev. Dr. Robert L. Russell officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Theodore J. Bakker

Theodore J. “Ted” Bakker, 55, of Grand Rapids, Mich., went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Elizabeth Bakker; and a sister, Janet Bakker.
Ted is survived by his brother, Donald Bakker (Kathi) of King George County; his nephew, Donald W. Bakker (Lana) of King George; his nieces, Cheryl Kleinman (Lloyd), of King George, and Michelle Whitelaw (Ryan), of Talbot, Tenn.; nine great-nephews; two great-nieces; one great-great-nephew; and one great-great-niece.
The funeral was held Sunday, Aug. 29, at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI, 49508,  with the Rev. George Aupperlee and the Rev. Bob Boersma officiating. Interment followed in Blain Cemetery.
Contributions in Ted’s memory may be made to Pine Rest Christian Hospital, 300 68th St. S.E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49548.

Mary Cooper

Mary A. Cooper, 89, of Colonial Beach died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Richmond Community Hospital.
She is survived by two brothers, Farrish Purce of King George County and Marrill Purce of Colonial Beach; and one sister, Selena Johnson of Clinton, Md.
A funeral will be held Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Earl T. Howerton Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Maryland National Memorial Park in Laurel. Remains may be viewed one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Clyde C. Stone

Clyde C. Stone, 59, died at home on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born and raised in King George County.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Carson Stone of AL. Clyde is survived by his mother, Mamie Stone of King George; sisters Ida Williams of King George, Dorothy Crabtree of Colonial Beach, Hazel Massey of Port Royal, Shirley Askew of Woodland, NC, and Anita Mullins of Havelock, NC; brothers Kenneth Stone of King George, Donald Stone of Orange County and Gene Stone of Spotsylvania County; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Clyde was a longtime resident of Havelock, NC, and employee of Gray’s Texaco. He will be truly missed by his family, friends and co-workers.

Brenda I. Thomas

Brenda I. Thomas, 59, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy Thomas of Colonial Beach; one daughter, Lisa Daugherty (Shawn), of Colonial Beach; her parents, Bobby and Louise Wood of Colonial Beach; one brother, Billy Wood(Carol), of Mechanicsville, Md.; and one granddaughter, Sarah Louise Daugherty.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, in King George, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Annabelle Williams Dickens

Annabelle Williams Dickens, 91, of King George County passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Antioch Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Lee Funeral Home, King George.

Christopher M. Garrison

Christopher M. “Big Country” Garrison, 31, of Colonial Beach died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010.
Born in Farmville and a graduate of Colonial Beach High School, he was employed by PAR Services.
He is survived by his mother, Jeanne Acree and brother, Douglas W. Garrison (Lori), all of Colonial Beach; two sisters, Ashley and Kelsey Garrison of Drakes Branch; paternal grandmother Bernice Hailey of Keysville; and three nieces.  Also surviving is his former wife and friend, Tina Chrisman. He was preceded in death by his father, M. Douglas Garrison; paternal grandfather Bobby Hailey; and maternal grandmother Elizabeth Jenkins.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Burial will be private.  A visitation will be held Friday, starting at 2p.m. until the funeral service.
Donations in his memory may be made to Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA 22443 or Colonial Beach Vol. Fire Dept., Box 212, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com

Area Deaths - August 25, 2010

Doris Ann Cropper Shannon

Doris Ann Cropper Shannon, 45, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born to Charles and Doris Cropper on March 8, 1965, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Cropper Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Tony Shannon; a stepson, Chris Shannon of Colonial Beach; a brother, Robert Cropper; two sisters, Amy Peyton (Lawrence), and Vicky Cropper, all of King George; and numerous nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Malik, who called her his “Dee-Dee.”
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Christian Outreach Tabernacle Church, Jim Morris Road in Spotsylvania County, with the Rev. Norman Galimore officiating.

Henry Wilson Ashton

Henry Wilson “Coach” Ashton, 85, of Tappahannock died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010.
Coach Ashton was born and raised on a farm in the Tetotum area of King George County. In 1940, he graduated from King George High School, where he was a member of the basketball and baseball teams.
After graduation, he served his country proudly in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a radio operator on the B17 bombers.
After his discharge in 1946, he enrolled at the College of William and Mary. He was a regular infielder on the Tribe’s baseball team in his senior year, and went on to play semipro baseball for several teams in King George and Tappahannock. In 1950, he graduated from William and Mary with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.
After teaching and coaching junior varsity basketball at King George High School for one year, Coach Ashton accepted a position as a physical education teacher and coach at Tappahannock High School in 1951. For many years he coached all boys and girls sports at the high school, including football, baseball, boys basketball, and boys track.
Although he loved all the sports he coached, baseball was always his first love. In 1988 he was named state baseball Coach of the Year by the Virginia High School Coaches Association. In 1991, he received the ultimate honor for a coach when the baseball field at Essex High School was named for him. He cherished this honor for the rest of his life and took great pride in helping to make the field one of the finest facilities in the region. In his final year as head coach, the 1999 team won the Group A state championship. He retired as head coach after that season, having won 425 games. He continued to serve as an assistant coach for the Essex High School baseball team until the 2009 season. Along with his coaching duties, he served as athletics director at both Tappahannock and Essex high schools. He taught physical education, Spanish, and driver’s education. He touched many lives in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and behind the wheel in the driver’s education car.
He was a longtime member of Beale Memorial Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a member of the adult choir. He was a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins, and he shared his passion for the team with his son and grandson.
As a baseball fan, he loved to watch the Atlanta Braves and admired their manager, Bobby Cox. Earlier in his life, he had been a longtime fan of the Washington Senators, and he was happy to live to see baseball return to the nation’s capital.
Coach was loved by many in the Tappahannock community, in the Northern Neck, and in his native King George, and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his son, Henry Benjamin Ashton II (Annette); his grandson, Henry Benjamin Ashton III; and his sister, June Ashton Steppe, all of Dahlgren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 43 years, Madeline Fenwick Ashton, who was the most supportive spouse a coach could ever have; and by his parents, Henry Benjamin and Nellie Wilkins Ashton.
A funeral was held Thursday, Aug. 19, in Beale Memorial Baptist Church, Tappahannock. Interment will followed in Essex Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

Marie M. Saft

Marie M. Saft, 90, of Greenfield Assisted Living, in Stafford County, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. Marie was a longtime resident of Dahlgren.
Marie was born Sept. 17, 1919, to James T. and Eva B. Murray of Binghamton, N.Y. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather Thomas Murray and a brother, James T. Murray Jr.
Marie is survived by her husband, Woodrow “Woody” Saft, of Stafford; three children, Clare L. Painter, Rose M. Johnson (Sonny), and Thomas P. Saft, all of King George County; and nine grandchildren: Catherine M. Ritz (Mike) of Fort Worth, Texas; Wendy Shepherd (Joe), of King George; Michael A. Painter of Three Rivers, Mi.; S. Nichole Houck (Keith), of King George; John D. Painter of Fort Worth; Abbey Crew (Randy), of Wilmington, N.C.; Christy Lingerfelter (Jason), of Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; Lauren Saft of Virginia Beach; and Dana Saft of King George; six great-grandchildren, Christopher Ritz, Joseph Ritz, Sarah Ritz and Karen Ritz of Fort Worth, and Joshua Lingerfelter and Faith Lingerfelter of Elmendorf AFB; and one niece, Marie Post of Orange City, Fla.
Marie and Woody were married on Aug. 7, 1943. They traveled the world after retirement.
Marie was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, Dahlgren, since 1942. She worked at K-Lab and Space Surveillance before retiring from civil service. Marie was an avid card player, bingo player and loved to be with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her many friends.
A memorial service was held at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, King George, on Saturday, Aug. 21. Interment will be private.

Mary Kelsie Anderson

Mary Kelsie Anderson, 78, of Colonial Beach went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
Born in Alexandria on Sept. 16, 1931, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Leon Stewart Anderson, as well as her mother, Kelsie G. Quayle, and her three brothers, Ronald, Roderick and Robert Quayle.
She will forever be missed by her three children, Mimi Fowler, Donna Crooker and Stewart Anderson (Bonita); her seven grandchildren, Brittany and Brooke Fowler, Kenny, Kimberly and Kristi Crooker, and Will and Nina Anderson; her nine great-grandchildren; and extended family and many friends.
She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Alexandria and, most recently, of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Colonial Beach. She was also an active member of the Legion of Mary.
In 1987, Mary retired from the Social Security Administration after more than 30 years of service.
Mary was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Moose Lodge, and the American Legion. She enjoyed donating her time to many events and charities of her local church and the Colonial Beach Ladies Auxiliary.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Father Vincent Brok and the Mary Washington Hospital Hospice staff. Her prayers will always be with you.
The family received friends Thursday, Aug. 19, at Cunningham Funeral Home, in Alexandria, where a funeral was held Friday, Aug. 20.  
Interment followed in Quantico National Cemetery.

Freda Chilton Clift

Freda Chilton Clift, 76, of King George County passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, peacefully at home with her family by her side.
She was born Freda May Chilton on March 30, 1934, to Earl and Mary Chilton of Stafford County.
In 1955, she married the love of her life, Gene Clift and moved to King George, where she and Gene set up home and, upon her first child’s birth, she became a full-time homemaker.
Freda was a lifetime member of the King George Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a longtime member of Trinity Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years, and a member of the United Methodist Women’s Organization.
Freda loved to cook and often provided meals to the sick and to shut-ins. Her “Freda” bread will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She loved to tend her vegetables and flower gardens. Friday trips to Fredericksburg with her dear friend Verda Thompson were a highlight for 30 years.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, James E. “Gene” Clift; her children, James “Bowie” Clift(Marlene), of Christiansburg, Bryan Clift (Venue), Venus, of King George, and Paula Clift Spiller of King George; and grandchildren Sarah and Cole.
She is also survived by her sister, Susie C. Hicks; brothers Earl Chilton Jr. (Emily), and Ernest “Punk” Chilton (Shirley), all of Bowling Green; and sister-in-law Ann, who was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Chilton.
Freda will be dearly missed by everyone whose life she touched.
A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 21, at Trinity United Methodist Church in King George, with the Rev. Charles Chilton (Freda’s first cousin) and the Rev. Michael Finn-McKenzie, pastor, officiating.
The family expresses their sincere appreciation to Judy Clift, Visiting Angels, Medi Hospice and Dr. Lisa Sarber and staff for the loving care given to Freda.
Memorial contributions may be made to the following: Clift-Thompson Endowment Fund, c/o Trinity United Methodist Church, Box 155, King George, Va. 22485; King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485; or Medi Home Health and Hospice, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Toni Kazuko Seratte

Toni Kazuko Seratte, 75, of King George County passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.
Mrs. Seratte was born in Kumamoto City, Japan. She married her husband, Leymon D. Seratte, on Nov. 28, 1958.
Mrs. Seratte worked at the commissioned officers’ club at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, from 1971 until retiring in 1992.
Survivors include her husband of almost 52 years, Leymon Seratte; her three children, Kathlene Seratte of Spotsylvania County, Lee Seratte (Judith), of Fredericksburg, and Randolph Seratte (Tita), of Winchester; her grandsons, Devon Lambert and Graham Seratte; her granddaughter, Mary Antonette Sharp of Winchester; and her great-granddaughter, Mikyla Sharp.
Condolences may be expressed in the form of contributions to the American Lung Association, lungusa.org; or the Dahlgren Rescue Squad, 16037 Dahlgren Road, King George, Va. 22485.
A graveside interment service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 24, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fredericksburg.
Online condolences may be posted at nashandslawfh .com.

Jean Marie Hicks

Jean Marie Hicks, 50, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at her home, with her family at her side.
Mrs. Hicks was a dispatcher for the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office and a member of the Eagles Lodge in Colonial Beach. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Robert E. and Elizabeth A Childers; and one brother, Richard L. Childers.
She is survived by her husband, Harry L. Hicks, of the home; one son, Ian L. Hicks of Colonial Beach; three brothers, Robert A. Childers of Fredericksburg, William “Wild Bill” Childers of Colonial Beach, and Thomas E. Childers of Montross; and one granddaughter, Lillian Deanna Hicks. Also surviving are 13 nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces and -nephews.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Aug. 24, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Burial will be private.
Contributions in her memory may be made to any Westmoreland County Volunteer Fire Department or Rescue Squad of your choice.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

James E. Chappell

James E. “Butch” Chappell, formerly of King George County, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, in Gaston, S.C.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Chappell Knable.
He is survived by children Christopher Tedeton of Mineral, and Loren J. Hills, Byron J. Chappell and Greta L. Chappell of West Palm Beach, Fla.; former wife Teresa Chappell of West Palm Beach; and by seven brothers and five sisters: Linda Sullivan, Nancy Madison, John Chappell, Carolyn Lumpkin, George Chappell, David Chappell, Kenneth Chappell, Joseph Chappell, Stephen Chappell, Diana McQueen, Franklin Chappell and Donna Chappell and by numerous nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at J.P. Holley Funeral Home, 8132 Garner Ferry Road, Columbia, S.C. Burial will be at a later date.
Donations may be made to South Carolina Combat Veterans (Disabled), c/o W.J. Bryan Dorn Veterans Medical Center, 6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, S.C. 29209.

Area Deaths - August 18, 2010

Elizabeth U. Wilson

Elizabeth U. Wilson, 63, of Etters, Pa., and formerly of King George County, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010.
She retired from the Pennsylvania State Department of Administration. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, New Cumberland, where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Staff Parish Committee and a former member of the choir. She was also a member and secretary of the Jewel Classic bowling league.
She is survived by a son, Christopher A. Updegraff of Etters; a daughter, Michelle L. Updegraff of Etters; two brothers, James Revercomb of Richmond and Horace Revercomb III of King George; a sister, Mary Ann Early of Charlottesville; a sister-in-law, Karen R. McLaughlin, and husband William Jr., of Camp Hill. Pa.; and a brother-in-law, Robert G. Updegraff, and wife Fern of Kennesaw, Ga. She was preceded in death by husbands Dean R. Updegraff and Carl H. Wilson.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 14, at her church, with the Rev. Donald R. Slaybaugh Jr. officiating. Interment was in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.
Stone & Murray Funeral Home, New Cumberland, Pa. handled the arrangements.
 Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 415 Bridge St., New Cumberland, Pa. 17070.

Elwood Morris Embrey

Elwood Morris Embrey, 90, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at his home.
Elwood was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church and American Legion Post 28. He was a veteran of World War II.
Elwood is survived by a son, Ronnie L. Embrey (Rosalie),of King George County; a sister, Helen Flack, and a brother, Albert Embrey, both of Stafford; five grandsons, Roger L. Embrey (Holly), of Stafford, Brian K. Embrey of Orange, David L. Embrey (Tammy), of West Virginia, Michael W. Embrey of Stafford, and Clayton F. Embrey (Megan),  of Silver Spring, Md.; two granddaughters, Loretta J. Malowicki of King George and Rhonda S. Griffin (Butch), of Warsaw; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey, and son Roger.
Elwood’s family received friends Thursday, Aug. 12, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg. The funeral was Friday, Aug. 13, with Pastor Dick Harmon and Pastor Paul Curry officiating. Interment will followed in Stafford Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be expressed to Elwood’s family at foundandsons.com.

Janette Donald Garka

Janette Donald Garka, 67, of King George County went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Anne Donald Garratt.
She is survived by her daughter, Heather Garka; her son, Scott Garka; a brother, John Garratt; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Aug. 12, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 4491 Springfield Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.
The family suggests that contributions be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church Building Fund at the above address.

Joyce Musser

Joyce “Blondie” Musser, 51, of Bumpass passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at her home.
Joyce enjoyed arts and crafts along with spending time with her Island friends.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, William “Hoot” Musser; a daughter, Casey Nelson (Patrick Duff), of Florida; a grandson, Logan Duff, and a granddaughter, Megan Duff, both of Florida; and two sisters, Mary Nelson of King George County and Melissa Collier (Tracy), of Spotsylvania County. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her son, Willie Musser.
A service of remembrance celebrating Joyce’s life was held on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the family home, 10800 Carlton Drive, Bumpass, Va. 23024, with Pastor Roger Smith officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed to Joyce’s family at foundandsons.com.

Doris Ann Shannon

Doris Ann Shannon, 45,  of King George County, formerly of Colonial Beach, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Angelus Funeral and Cremation Traditions, Richmond.

Elizabeth A. Olenick

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Olenick, 90, of Heartfields Assisted Living of Fredericksburg, and formerly of Dahlgren, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010.
Elizabeth was born in Coaldale, Pa., and was the oldest of six children born to James V. and Elizabeth P. Breslin.
After graduating from St. Mary’s High School, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a secretary to John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers. While in Washington, she met and married Peter J. Olenick Jr., the love of her life, and they moved to Dahlgren in 1956.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years.
Survivors include two children, Peter J. Olenick III (Mary Frances),  of Gloucester, and Mary Beth Carter (Wayland “Dee”), of King George County.
Elizabeth loved to be surrounded by her five grandchildren, Mary Jo Brunner (Tom), Rachel Oney (Eric) , Cathleen “Katie” Zeytoonian (Dan), Wayland D. Carter IV, and Joseph Ryan Carter.
She has six great-grandchildren, Joseph and Max Brunner, Amber and Lucia Oney, and Lance and Peter Zeytoonian; a sister, Mary Arner of Tamaqua, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel in Dahlgren for more than 50 years, and recently was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Fredericksburg. She loved her friends and neighbors both in Dahlgren and at Heartfields Assisted Living.
A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 14, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in King George. Interment followed in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in King George is handling the arrangements.

Area Deaths - August 11, 2010

Russell Scott Harrell

Russell Scott Harrell, 43, of Spotsylvania County died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Harrell of Spotsylvania County; the mother of his children, Kimberly K. Harrell of Westmoreland County; his parents, Jean & Russell Harrell, of Spotsylvania; his son, Preston Wayne Harrell(Jessica), of Spotsylvania; his daughter, Samantha K. Bryant(Jason), of Spotsylvania; his brother, David Bruce Harrell(Tracy), of Spotsylvania; his sister, Vikki Arnold of Spotsylvania; a grandson, Dylan Lucas; a grandmother, Elizabeth Harding of Spotsylvania; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Rita Laverne Lightfoot

Rita Laverne Lightfoot, 64, of King George County passed away peacefully Saturday evening, July 31, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was surrounded by her family and friends during her final hours.
A member of the Dahlgren Chapel Family, she loved the fellowship, acceptance and support they offered her.
Preceded in death by her parents, Amos and Alice “Tinker” Erwin, she is survived by her devoted husband, John “J.T.” Lightfoot; her children, April Ann Tavin and Tia Denny of California, and Jeri L. Berryman and Robert Lightfoot; her granddaughter, Shalayne Berryman; and her brothers, Alan and Leon Erwin, all of Texas.
A service of remembrance will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Yvonne L. Davis

Yvonne L. Davis, 77, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A funeral was held Thursday, Aug. 5, at Good Hope Baptist Church, 17223 Good Hope Road, King George.
Services are by Lee Funeral Home, King George.

Earline Patricia Johnson

Earline Patricia Johnson, 47, of King George County died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Latoya Johnson and Laqueasha Scott, one son, Lewis Scott, and her parents, Anderson and Shirley Johnson, all of King George. Also surviving are eight brothers, George, Timothy, Michael, Kevin, William and Thomas Johnson, and Kevin and Larry Beverly; six sisters, Laverne Smith, Verlette Davis, Delorise McDowney, Mary Johnson, Cynthia Freeman and Barbara Johnson; and one granddaughter.
A funeral was held at Monday, August 9, at St. Stephens Baptist Church, King George, with Bishop-elect Anthony Jones officiating. Burial followed in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, handled the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Clifford Wilkerson

Clifford “Buddy” Wilkerson of Spotsylvania County went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lawrence Wilkerson and Gladys Dillon. Also preceding him in death were his brother, William Wilkerson; his sister, Gladys Rogers; a daughter, Patricia Diane Donovan; and great-grandchildren Brandon Luttrell, Logan Strother and Lance Strother.
Buddy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edna Wilkerson; three daughters, Joan Eagle(Bobby), of Spotsylvania, Ethel Johnson(Ray), of King George County, and Teresa Payne(Kenny-Ray), of Spotsylvania; seven grandchildren, Wendy Luttrell, Melissa Hoskins, Michael Johnson, Larry Strother Jr., David Johnson, Richard Donovan Jr. and Deanna Norton; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A service was held Sunday, Aug. 8, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. R. Kenneth Brooks officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle, 910 William St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Charles Allen Carter

Charles Allen “Rod” Carter, 76, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was an Air Force veteran and had retired from the Dahlgren Naval Weapons Laboratory and Fredericksburg Auto Auction.
Survivors include his daughter, Charlotte Ann Unterseher(Jeremy), and three grandchildren, Landon, Nora and Connor, of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Mary Kay Chatt of Tarboro, N.C.; three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Wine and Betty Newsome of Fredericksburg, and Nancy Johnson(William), of Spotsylvania County; and two brothers, John Cole Thomas(Marie), and George Thomas of Fredericksburg. He also had numerous nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and -nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Jack A. Marcom Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to Knights of Pythias Lodge 22 Widows’ Fund, 330 Wallace Lane, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408, or the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Phyllis Sisson

Phyllis Sisson went to her eternal celebration with the Lord on Monday, August 9, 2010 with her family by her side after a courageous fight with lung cancer.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Sisson; her mother, Margaret Herrera; a sister, Frankie Reynolds and a brother, L.W. Reynolds.
She is survived by her son and caregiver, Christopher W. Swann of King George County; her daughter and comfort giver, Myra Hardesty(Bill), of Dentsville, MD and also Gene and Mary Yaukey.  Three very special people in her life were her son, John C. Yaukey, her niece, Mary Margaret Pitts and her grandson, Justis Hardesty. Phyllis was especially loving and proud of her grandchildren, Kayla, Justis and Mylee Rose Hardesty and Brittany and Liane Swann.
Services will be held at a later date at Charles County Four Square Church in LaPlata, MD.
Donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudy Clifton, 113 Tall Pines Avenue, Locust Grove, VA 22508.
Online condolences may be expressed to Phyllis’ family at foundandsons.com.

Area Deaths - August 4, 2010

June Sylvester Long,

June Sylvester Long, 82, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, May 13, 2010. She was born on June 12, 1927.
A memorial service was held Saturday, July 31, 2010, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St., Colonial Beach.

Roy N. Mullins

Roy N. Mullins, 62, of Partlow passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, at his home.
He was the son late Herschel “Jack” and Reba Maggard Mullins. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a truck driver and plumber.
Roy is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mildred; a daughter, Ruby Burcham (John), of Partlow; two sons, Joseph Mullins (Tina), of Partlow and James Mullins of King George County; his sister, Uva Branham of Richmond; and three grandchildren, Jackie Mullins, Kyle Burcham and Ashleigh Burcham, all of Partlow.
A funeral was held at the Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service-Spotsylvania Chapel on Wednesday, July 28, with the Rev. Jerry Mullins officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The family asks that memorial donations in Roy’s name be made to the American Cancer Society.
Friends may offer online condolences at mullinsthompsonspotsylvania.com.

Elsie Lavern Clatterbuck

Elsie Lavern Clatterbuck, 75, of King George County died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Golden Living Center.
She is survived by three sons, Eric Clatterbuck, Antonia Clatterbuck and Tracey Clatterbuck.
A funeral was held Saturday, July 31, at St. Stephens Baptist Church in King George, with Bishop-elect Anthony Jones officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

George William Garbers

George William Garbers, 85, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010, at his residence.
George had retired from the U.S. Navy as a master chief gunner’s mate with 24 years of service. He also retired from the University of California at Los Alamos, N.M., and was a member of VFW Post 10574, Colonial Beach.
George is survived by his wife, Valerie Garbers, of the home; three daughters, Paula Johnson of Oregon, Randi Sue Robertson of Missouri and Kali Rose Garbers of Colonial Beach; three sons, Mark Garbers of Alaska, George William Garbers Jr. and Christopher Carl Garbers, both of Colonial Beach; a brother, Charles A. Garbers of Alexandria; two grandchildren, George William Garbers III and Elizabeth Ann Garbers, both of Colonial Beach.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington.
Contributions may be sent to VFW Post 10574, 107 Hawthorne St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Lydia Kelly Connelly

Lydia Kelly Connelly, 94, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Connelly was the widow of Richard Franklin Connelly, who passed in January 1987.
She worked at the Public Works Department at Dahlgren, retiring in the ‘70s.
Survivors include her daughters, retired Lt. Col. Vivian Connelly of Fredericksburg and Felicia Cox (Richard), of Fallston, Md.; three granddaughters, Lydia Diklich (Donald), Donna Sue Cox, and Amy Phillips (Brett); and one great-grandson, Julian Cox.
A graveside service was held Saturday, July 31, in Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Nancy Compher officiating.
Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, or to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Helen Thayer

Helen Thayer, 97, of King George County died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 28, 2010.
A lifelong resident of King George, Mrs. Thayer was a homemaker and former co-owner of a country store in the county with her husband, the late James P. Thayer Sr.  The Thayers were married for 77 years.
She was a former member of Oakland Baptist Church of King George.
Survivors include her son, James P. Thayer Jr. (Amy) of King George, her caregivers. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Monday, Aug. 2, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Interment was in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George.
Memorial contributions may be made to King George Fire & Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485, or King George Sheriff’s Office, 9483 Kings Highway, Suite 5, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

James H. Bland

Deacon James H. Bland, 91, of Dahlgren died Thursday, July 31, 2010, at Hearts at Home in Dahlgren.
Mr. Bland worked as rigger leader at Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren until retiring in 1974. He was a member of Little Ark Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Deacon Ministry and former member of the men’s Jubilee Chorus.
He is survived by his son, William Bland of Dahlgren; four daughters, Dorothy Johnson of Dahlgren, and Eleanor Norris, Joann Barnes and Joan Freeman, all of Houston, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Little Ark Baptist Church, in Owens, with the Rev. Michael T. Bell serving as eulogist and the Rev. W.L. McKinley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Remains may be viewed Friday at the funeral home, starting at noon, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m., and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Edward Brown

Edward Brown, 81, of Colonial Beach passed on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation & Heath Care Center in Colonial Beach.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at First Baptist Church in Colonial Beach, with a viewing Saturday morning from 10 until the funeral time at the church. Interment will be in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George.
Arrangements are by Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Francene King Barber

Francene King Barber, 80, of Irvington, formerly of Warsaw, passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Westminster Canterbury.
Mrs. Barber was preceded in death by her son Lewis, and grandson Luke.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Clark Barber Sr.; a son, John C. Barber Jr. (Grace); grandsons Carlton “Carl” (Sabrina), and Philip Scott Barber.
She was born in Currituck, N.C., attended high school in south Norfolk, and graduated from Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C.
She lived with her husband, a forester in southern cities. While living in Macon, Ga., she taught several subjects at A.L. Miller High School, and later in high schools in Alexandria. While in New Orleans, she became a licensed tour guide, and later a guide in Washington, D.C.
After moving to the Northern Neck in 1986, she continued to work in travel and tourism. She was chairman of the Northern Neck Tourism Council, and represented Richmond County on the board of Potomac Gateway Welcome Center and rose to chairman. After working in the Richmond County Tricentennial Celebration in 1992, she became an organizer of the Richmond County Museum and directed an all-volunteer staff and organization until her retirement in 2008.
A noteworthy project she completed was the restoration of the 1926 William Atkinson Jones Memorial, a gift from a grateful Philippine people.
Recently, Mrs. Barber co-authored the book “Warsaw,” a pictorial depiction of Warsaw, Va. She also served on the vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church and was very active in the Episcopal churches in the communities where she lived.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richmond County Museum, Box 884, Warsaw, Va. 22572 or Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Box 1083, Warsaw, Va. 22572.
A funeral will he held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, with interment following in Emmanuel Cemetery, Emmerton. Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral homeva.com.

Taylor M. Bowie

Taylor M. Bowie

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

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Area Deaths - July 28, 2010

Frances Marchant Baker

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

Helen Jones Richards

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

David Mark Campbell

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

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

Ronnie B. Webb

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

Area Deaths - June 30, 2010

Homer Ralph Stroud

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

Wilbur D. Gouldman

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

Robert W. Warsing

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

James Green

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

Barbara Jean Collins

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

Area Deaths - July 21, 2010

Robert James Goodman

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

Mary Magaline Filmore

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

Bessie S. Vann

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

Nettie Frank

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

Francis Alexander Farmer

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

Area Deaths - June 23, 2010

Eugene Judd

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

Dave Lyddane

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

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

George N. Hales

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

Clair C. Worrell Morgan

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

Eric Lloyd Vogue

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

Area Deaths - July 14, 2010

Don. D. Bryant

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

Amy Lou Haymes

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

James ‘Steve’ Dailey

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

Kermit Eugene Smith

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

Marvin Pierce

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

Lois Elizabeth Gray

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

Betty Phillips Foster

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

Richard D. Boxley

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

John Irvin Painter

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

Albert Peter Stello

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

Richard Lewis Casey

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


Area Deaths - June 16, 2010

C. Ray Brooks, Jr.

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

Paul S. Tracy, III

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

Area Deaths - July 7, 2010

Garnett W. Jenkins

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

Marshall Dean Bradley

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

Taylor Meghan Bowie

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

Mary Hilda Blakley

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

Louise Moncure Mason

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

Edith O’Rear Tremble

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

Donald Burton Tucker, Jr.

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

June Oliver Blakely

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

Nancy W. Kyle

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

Daniel Ray Myers

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

Michael Wallace DeBernard

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

Josephine M. Miller

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

Area Deaths - June 2, 2010

Pamela Ann Bock

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

Judith B. Ramer

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

Gwendoline Glazzard Sisson

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

Steven C. Biggins

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

Thomas Ahearn

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

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