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Area Deaths - May 19, 2010

Anthony L. Feather

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


Raymond Harry Jackson III


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


Francis William Bitto


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

June Sylvester Long

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

Hester Clare Hayden

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

Chester E. Gardner

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

Stearl A. Boggs

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

Craig Carlon Flint

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

Area Deaths - May 12, 2010

Winfield Shanklin

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

Edward Lewis Ransome

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

Samuel Franklin Ryan

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

Cecilia Gay Degraef

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

Jesse C. Walker

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

Chester McDowney

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

Anthony Feather

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

Area Deaths - May 5, 2010

Jane Elizabeth Thompson

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

Derrick Micah Pearl

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

Charles Lee Fisher

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

Rodester Brown

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

Michael Anthony C. Antos

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

Area Deaths - April 28, 2010

Helen Marie Rishebarger

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

William Roger Rankins

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

Frank F. Coates Jr.

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

Mary Louise “Bz” Bowen

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

Marc Bradley Butler

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

Area Deaths - April 21, 2010

Clarence Edward Coleman, Jr.

Clarence Edward “Bud” Coleman Jr., 84, of King George County went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 10, 2010.
Left behind to cherish his memories are his daughters, Cindy Flynn of Olive Branch, Miss., and Tracey Clifton of Stafford; a brother, Harry Coleman of North Carolina; stepchildren, Saundra Raynor of Olympia, Wash., Judith Hardbower of King George and Ronald Hardbower of Orlando, Fla.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren who loved him deeply.

Patricia Blackley Wallace

Patricia Blackley Wallace, 74, of Spotsylvania County went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 11, 2010, passing peacefully in her sleep after a long illness.
Known as “Pat,” “Patsy” and “Nanny,” she was born and raised in Spotsylvania and graduated from Spotsylvania High School in 1953. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Cynthia Bailey (Jeff) and Debbie McKeen (Michael Hodgson)all of Fredericksburg; her brother, Kenneth Blackley (Carole)and their family of Warsaw; her sister, Joanne Graves (Charles) and their family, of King George County; her brother, Sonny Ludlam, of Fredericksburg; and her brother-in-law, Ronnie Wallace (Penny) and their family.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Heather Seibert and her husband, John, Ian Bailey and his wife, Brittany, Courtney, Karah and Blake Bailey; her step-grandchildren, Adam and Kyle Hodgson; her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Ryan and Brayden Seibert, Jasmine Harris, Garrett Bailey and Ryleigh Jenks; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Wallace.
A celebration of life service was held Thursday, April 15, at Salem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randy Allensworth officiating.
The burial will be private in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made in her honor to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
The family is comforted by prayers from many friends and family and also by confident words from the Rev. Billy Graham.
In an interview about him and his wife, Rev. Graham is reported to have said: “ we know that after we each take our last breath on earth, we will be together in heaven “
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Mary Elizabeth Mothershead Breeden Gill

Mary Elizabeth Mothershead Breeden Gill, 94, of Charlottesville, formerly of King George County, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.
She was the widow of Jesse Breeden and John Gill.
Survivors include two daughters, Ella Atwater and Janette Carneal, both of Charlottesville; one son, Jesse Breeden Jr. of Ruckersville; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Saturday, April 17, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, 11089 James Madison Parkway, King George, with the Rev. Ted James officiating.
Burial followed in Hanover Baptist Church cemetery in King George.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Raymond Crismond Jr.

Raymond Crismond Jr., 82, of King George County died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. He was the widower of Ellen S. Crismond.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Hall and husband Tom of Calabash, N.C., and Linda Johnson and husband Don of King George; a son, Kenneth R. Crismond and wife Debbie of Moncks Corner, S.C.; one sister, Dorothy Morris of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Friday, April 16, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating.
Burial took place in Tabernacle Cemetery, King George.
Donations in his memory may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Frances R. Blanton

Memorial services for Frances R. Blanton, 84, formerly of King George County, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Brandermill Woods Clubhouse, 14311 Brandermill Woods Trail, Midlothian. A reception will immediately follow the service.
Mrs. Blanton died Monday, March 29, 2010. Arrangements are being handled by Bennett Funeral Home, Chesterfield Chapel.

Robert L. Ferguson

Robert L. Ferguson, 80, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He is survived by three brothers: John Ferguson of Bowling Green, Al Ferguson of Seattle, Wash., and Joe Ferguson of King George County.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 17, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. William Frye officiating.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneral home.com.

Elsie Helen Hill

Elsie Helen Hill, 80, of Fredericksburg passed away Friday April 16, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Floyd Hill; her children, William Pugh and his wife, Ruth, both of Fredericksburg, Floyd Hill Jr. and his wife, Samantha, of Stafford County, Dorothy Smith and her husband, Daniel, of King George County, and Avril Faye Kidd and her husband, Denver, also of King George.
She will also be missed by 11 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by five brothers and two sisters: Carl W. Drechsler of Spring Mills, Pa., George Drechsler of Stephens City, Robert Drechsler of Cheltenham, Md., Richard Drechsler of Clinton, Md., Mary Louise Baltimore of Sunderland, Md., Jane Ellen Drechsler of Cortez, Colo., and Gerald Drechsler of Severn, Md.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl H. Drechsler, Albert Drechsler and Thomas Drechsler; and two great-grandchildren.
There will be no memorial service, as she has donated her remains to help others through science.
The family requests that donations in her memory be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C., 20004 or by visiting lungusa.org /donate.

Dave Morgan

Dave Morgan, 45, of King George County died Saturday, April 17, 2010. He worked as a roofer.
Survivors include his mother, Margie Keens of King George; his brother, Ronnie Morgan of King George; a daughter, Brandy Blankenbaker of Orange County; and his longtime companion, Tammy Blankenbaker of Orange.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Jackson family cemetery in Oak Grove.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - March 17, 2010

Frances Davis Iler

Frances Davis Iler, 71, of King George County died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was born in Dogue on Aug. 22, 1938, to the late Lloyd Douglas Davis and Nannie Muse. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Colonial Beach.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Emerson Iler; son James H. Beverly V; and grandson Lynny Childs.
Visitation and the funeral were held Saturday, March 6, at Macedonia Baptist Church with the burial in the church cemetery.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Lee Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.

William Richard White, Sr.

William Richard White Sr., 72, of Tappahannock died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church, Richard worked as a manager for Wilson Brothers Co., and later worked for Lowes.
Richard is survived by his wife, Lillie; a daughter, April White of Fredericksburg; a son, William R. White Jr. and his wife, Natalie, of Norfolk; a grandson, Nicholas White of Colonial Beach; a brother, James R. White and his wife, Nancy, of Pennsylvania; and a sister, Teresa Batchler of Tampa, Fla.
A funeral was held Monday, March 8, at Found & Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg,  officiated by the Rev. J. Larry Haun.
Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at foundandsons.com.

Peggy B. Sullivan

Peggy B. Sullivan, 69, of King George County died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Sullivan was a member of the Patawomack Indian tribe. She retired from Safeway after 30 years of service. She loved her flowers and gardening.
Survivors include her husband, Robert D. Sullivan Jr. of King George; her son, Robert Shane Sullivan, and his wife, Cynthia Ann, of Fredericksburg; her daughter, Kimberly Roberson and her husband, John, of Corolla, N.C.; four brothers, Frank “Pappy” Bullock, Carlton Jack Bullock, Roger “Bow Legs” Bullock and Gordon “Dootsie” Bullock; four sisters, Shirley “Lany” Holland, Joyce Brown, Carol Ann Coffey and Kathy “Tina” Harding; a half sister, Elva “Shiney” Blakley; three half brothers, Delma Bullock, Spencer Jett and Clyde Jett; her sisters-in-law, Catherine Phillips, and Pat Decatur and her husband, Bob; her grandson, Justin Sullivan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Friday, March 5, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. H. Lowell Self officiating. Interment followed in Hulls Memorial Baptist Church cemetery in Falmouth.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Association for Lou Gehrig’s Disease, 7507 Standish Place, Rockville, Md. 20855.

Ollie Stansbury Burton Sr.

Ollie Stansbury Burton, Sr., 92, of Stafford County died peacefully on Monday, March 8, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Burton was born and raised in the Holly Corner area of Stafford. He retired from the plumbing and heating profession.
Survivors include his sons, O.S. Burton Jr. of Stafford, and David Burton and his wife, Ann, of Dale City; a daughter, Thelma Brown and her husband, Wilson, of King George County; a sister, Christine Sealy of Spotsylvania County; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held  Friday, March 12, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Willis A. Dempsey officiating. Interment  followed in Hartwood Presbyterian Church cemetery.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Jennie C. Holmes

Mrs. Jennie C. Holmes, 78, of Appomattox, and formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Southside Community Hospital in Farmville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David; her brother Raymond; and her great- granddaughter Skye Mercedes Roberts.
Mrs. Holmes is survived by eight children: Margaret Dinkins of Saint Augustine, Fla.; Barbara Tappen of Appomattox; Kenneth Holmes and Evelyn Byies, both of Spotsylvania County; Clayton Holmes of Appomattox;, Elaine Tolson of King George County; Jeannette Davis of Chesapeake City, Md; and Darrell Holmes of Appomattox; one brother, Gene Cullins of Brownington Center, Vt.; 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and devoted friend Jean Frankovich.
A funeral was held at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, Friday, March 12,  with  interment following in Culpeper National Cemetery.
Mrs. Holmes requested that memorial contributions in her name be made to the American Cancer Society.
Friends may offer online condolences at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Melvin Randolph Mardres

Melvin Randolph Mardres, 85, of Hyattsville, Md., and Colonial Beach, died Monday, March 8, 2010. A graveside service and interment was held Friday, March 12,  in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville.
Visit collinsfuneralhome.com for online guest book.

Pamela Audrey Morgan

Pamela Audrey “Pam” Morgan, 41, of Colonial Beach, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include her dad, George W. “Billy” Smoot; her sister, Elizabeth Marie Whittaker; two brothers, Bryan W. Smoot and Stephen Patrick Smoot; her sister-in-law, Tiffiny Pratt; her brother-in-law, Joseph C. Whittaker Sr; four nieces and two nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral was held  Sunday, March 14, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with burial to take place in the Popes Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Baynesville.
Contributions may be made in Pam’s memory to Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Mildred Barker Grigsby

Mildred Barker Grigsby, 92, of Rollins Fork went from this life to eternity on Sunday, March 7, 2010.
Mildred was born at Leedstown on Dec. 21, 1917, to Lawrence John Barker and Myrtle Hynson Barker. She married the late James Maurice Grigsby Jr. and moved with him to Rollins Fork, where she remained until her death.
She was a member of Welcome Grove Baptist Church in Warsaw.
She is survived by her daughters Jackie Mahan of Port Royal and Debbie Blakley and her husband, Billy, of King George County; two half brothers, Bobby and Wayne Barker of Westmoreland County, 13 grandchildren, Donnie, Wayne, Dawn, Peter, B.J., George, Brian, Becky, Frankie, Millie, Josh, Kim and Chip; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Betty Fisher and son-in-law Donald; her son, Bubby Grigsby; daughter Geraldine Scott; and grandson Bradd Scott.
A memorial service was held  Tuesday, March 16, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with the Rev. Willard Bowen and the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Burial will be private.
Donations may be made to the Welcome Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 7368 Newland Road, Warsaw, Va. 22572.
“Blessed are the pure at Heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)

Dorothy May Evans

Dorothy May “Dot” Evans, 86, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, March 10, 2010.  Born May 27, 1923, in Washington, D.C., she was a retired night chief operator for AT&T.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas B. Evans; her daughter and son, Kristine and Jeff Guido; grandchildren Lea, Frank and Tori; great-grandchildren Lauren, Evan and Meghan; nieces and nephews Charles Tommy Hill, Julia Hill, Patrick W. Cator and Donna Cator, as well as other nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held  Monday, March 15, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Ron Okrasinski officiating. Burial will be private.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, is handling the arrangements. Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Joy K. Drummond

On Monday, March 8, 2010, Joy Kendall Drummond went to be with God after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her son Michael, who we know was waiting with Jesus to welcome her.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dorsey, who feels blessed with the long life they had together. Children left to miss her are Dorsey, his wife, Cathy, and children DJ, Cooper, and Ricky of Manassas; Donald and his wife, Debbie, of Westmoreland County; Dennis, his wife, Teresa, and children Katie, Sean , Donald and Alysa of Stafford County; Debra, her husband, Mike, and children Ben and Meghan of Woodbridge; and daughter-in-law Jyl Drummond and her children, Joseph and Emily of Bristow. She is blessed with one great-grandchild, Krystal, daughter of Sean.
Through the last few years, she has received help and support of many family members and friends, as well as from Capital Hospice and the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Association. If you would like to remember Joy, please consider these two organizations. The family wishes to thank everyone for their kindness and prayers.

James W. Keister

James W. Keister, 71, of King George County passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010.
He resided with his daughter, Darlene, and her husband, Rae Taylor, of King George. He is also survived by three sons: James Keister and his wife, Iris, of Water View, George Keister and his wife, Maria, of Cape Corals Fla., and Gerald Keister of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren Joe Stone, Elizabeth Keister, Taylor Keister, and Kristen Keister; and three great-grandchildren, Mariah Stone, David Duffin and Joey Moss. He was preceded in death by grandson Nathan Keister.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Area Deaths - April 14, 2010

Janet Kaye Perrell

Janet Kaye Perrell of King George County died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at her home.
She is survived by her mother, Ruth Payne; her sisters, Phyllis Curtis, Ruth Vansikle and Carol Ray Lindley; her daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Dave Robertson; her son, Thomas Perrell; one grandson, Daniel Monk; her nieces and nephews, Robert Briscoe, Virginia Dement, Vicky Ridgeway, Linda Dement, Debbie Brantley, Carol Hagy and Natalie Cocuzzi; and many friends and tax clients.
She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Hawksworth and her nephew, Thomas William Dement.
Janet’s wishes were to have her ashes scattered in the Potomac River.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book at nashand slawfh.com.

Verlette R. Maiden

Verlette R. Maiden, 83, of Suitland, Md., died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at Rexford Place.
She is survived by three sisters, Melvine Smith, Frances O’Brien and Itelia Walker.
A funeral was conducted April 10, 2010, at Shiloh Baptist Church, Port Royal, with the Rev. John Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Little Ark Baptist Church cemetery, Owens.
Arrangements are being handled by Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
Online guest book at brooksfuneralhome.com.

James Francis Simms

James Francis Simms, 65, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Civista Medical Center, in La Plata, Md. He was born March 29, 1945, in La Plata.
Survivors include one son, James M. Simms (Michelle) of King George County; three daughters, Juanita M. Beale of Montross, Cheryl M. Simms of King George, and Crystal Kembro of King George; one sister, Joan Cooksey of La Plata; and five grandchildren. He is also survived by one uncle, Lester Stine; and numerous cousins, nieces and a nephew.
He was predeceased by his parents, Maurice J. Simms Sr. and Mae Elizabeth Stine Simms; and a brother, Maurice Simms Jr.
A funeral was held April 10, at New Hope Church of God in Waldorf, Md. Interment followed in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 15848 Rock Point Road, Issue, Md. 20645.
Arrangements are by Raymond Funeral Service, La Plata.

Mary Louise Lucas

Mary Louise Lucas, 89, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, April 8, 2010, at her home.
A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday, April 14, at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with interment to follow in the Good Hope Baptist Church cemetery in King George.
Arrangements are being handled by Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home in Warsaw.

Michael W. Teter

Michael William Teter, 62, of Orange, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Teter was born in Harrisonburg to Orville William Teter and Joy Gaynel Lemons Teter. He was a retired carpenter and foreman and a member of North Pamunkey Baptist Church.
He served in the Seabees in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a past commander and life member of VFW Post 3103 in Fredericksburg, a member of VFW Post 2217 in Orange, and a member of American Legion Post 156 in Orange. He was also a life member of the White Oak Fire Department and a member of the White Oak Rescue Squad.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Marie Meadows Teter of Orange; his children, Elizabeth Marie Teter Perry and her husband, Stephen L. Perry, of Stafford County, Scott William Teter and his wife, Barbara A. Teter, of Stafford, and Tammy Rebecca Teter McDonald and her husband, Barry Miles McDonald, of Orange; grandchildren Erica Marie Perry and April Nicole Teter, both of Stafford, Ashley Kay McDonald of Orange, Michael Hampton Teter of Stafford, and Lauren Michelle McDonald of Orange; one great-grandchild, Savannah Marie Crosslin of Stafford; a brother, Philip Teter, of Spotsylvania County; and his sisters, Susan Barrett of King George and Sandra Weaver of Warrenton.
A funeral will be held at noon Thursday, April 15, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Ellinger officiating. Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

George M. Sanford

George M. “Dickie” Sanford, 69, of Warsaw passed away Friday, April 9, 2010, after a long illness.
He was born Jan. 29, 1941, to James Elton and Georgia Annie Sanford. He had retired from the Naval Surgace Warfare Center at Dahlgren, served as a deacon at Menokin Baptist Church, and was a member of the Old Timers Hunt Club.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Sanford; his daughters, Patti S. Jones and husband Paul of Montross and Mandy S. Gallagher and husband Dennis of Warsaw; and four grandchildren, Samantha Elizabeth Jones, Caleb Sanford Gallagher, Alexandra Marshall Jones and Sara Caitlin Gallagher. He is also survived by one brother, James Elwood Sanford and wife Elizabeth of Montross; four sisters, Katherine Bowen and Paige Edwards and husband Robert, all of Annapolis, Md., Frances Roberts and husband Burl Gene of Montross and Lois Jones and husband Woody of Fredericksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wainwright Sanford and William Henry “Billy” Sanford.
A funeral was conducted April 12, at Menokin Baptist Church, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Menokin Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Julie Christopher, 4710 Menokin Road, Warsaw, Va. 22572 or to the Rappahannock Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Catherine Johnson, 755 Oak Row Road, Warsaw, Va. 22572.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Joseph Francis O’Neil

Joseph Francis O’Neil, 93, of Warsaw, died on Sunday, March 28, 2010. He was retired from the U.S. Army and a member of Saint Paul’s Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Jane O’Neil, and his daughter, Janice O’Neil Stares.
Survivors are his son, John F. “Jack” O’Neil of Montross; and six grandchildren: Thomas O’Neil of Woodbridge, Teresa O’Neil Lee of Waynesboro, Patrick O’Neil of Birmingham, Ala., Jennifer O’Neil Kinkopf of Woodbridge, Steven Stares of Easton, Mass., and Stacey Stares of Somerville, Mass.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday April 14, at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, Hague. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery Thursday, April 15, at 1 p.m.
Online condolences may be made on welchfuneral homeva.com.

Carroll R. Middleton

Carroll R. Middleton Jr., 65, of Colonial Beach died Friday, April 9, 2010, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Middleton of Colonial Beach; one daughter, Rochelle Anderson Brown; and three sons, Andre Middleton of Maryland, Christopher Johnson (Tunisia) of Fairfax, and Lance Peyton of Colonial Beach.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, at Good Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Williams Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Remains may be viewed at the funeral home Wednesday, 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.

Frances DeBernard Stevens

Frances Marie DeBernard Stevens, 86, of King George County died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Washington, D.C., and lived there until the move to the King George family farm in 1939. After moving to King George, she met Carle Temple Stevens, with whom she shared 49 wonderful years. She was a member of Potomac Baptist Church. Mrs. Stevens was preceded in death by her husband, Carle T. Stevens; a sister, Emma S. Lynch; and a brother, William Sheppard.
Survivors include two daughters, Carleen S. Druiett (John), of Hartwood, and Tina S. Kastner, (Timothy), of Fairfax Station; four sons, Charles F. “Frankie” Stevens (Margie), of Montross, Frederick C. Stevens of KG,  Carle R. “Dickie” Stevens (Laura),of KG, and Dennis B. Stevens (Pam), of Montross; one sister, Delores “Dees” Atwood of Key West, Fla.; and six brothers, Lewis DeBernard (Edna), of Stuart, FL., Michael DeBernard (Shirley), of Suffolk; Frederick DeBernard (Joyce), Richard DeBernard, (Sara), Robert DeBernard, (Laddie), and Joseph DeBernard (Jackie), all of King George.
Survivors her 10 grandchildren: John Robert Druiett Jr., Steven Edward Druiett (Sallie), Mary-Frances Stevens, Franklin Christopher Stevens, Dennis Frederick Stevens, James Carle Stevens, Erin Elizabeth Stevens Jackson (Donald), Daniel Richard Stevens, Julia Elizabeth Kastner, and Carley Marie Kastner; and four great-grandchildren, Anne Druiett, Eli Druiett, Katherine Druiett and Trinity Jackson.
Mrs. Stevens was loved by numerous family and friends that she held dear, especially Michelle Stevens and Joyce S. Payne.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Potomac Baptist Church, King George.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 15, at Potomac Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery in King George. Pallbearers will be John R. Druiett Jr., Christopher Stevens, Dennis F. Stevens, James C. Stevens, Daniel R. Stevens and Frederick Stevens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Shoe Fund and the Salvation Army Summer Camp for Children, 821 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Patricia Blackley Wallace

Patricia Blackley Wallace, 74, of Spotsylvania County went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 11, 2010, passing peacefully in her sleep after a long illness.
Survivors include her daughters, Cynthia Bailey (Jeff), and Debbie McKeen (Michael Hodgson), all of Fredericksburg; her brother, Kenneth Blackley (Carole) and their family of Warsaw; her sister, Joanne Graves (Charles), and their family, of King George County; her brother, Sonny Ludlam, of Fredericksburg; and her brother-in-law, Ronnie Wallace (Penny), and their family.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Heather Seibert(John), Ian Bailey (Brittany), Courtney, Karah and Blake Bailey; her step-grandchildren, Adam and Kyle Hodgson; her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Ryan and Brayden Seibert, Jasmine Harris, Garrett Bailey and Ryleigh Jenks; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Wallace.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, at Salem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randy Allensworth officiating.
A covered dish reception will follow at the church Fellowship Hall. The burial will be private in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Because Mama loved pink, the daughters request that everyone who would like to participate would wear something pink in her honor.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
Memorials may be made in her honor to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Area Deaths - March 10, 2010

Zachary Norman Connor

Zachary Norman Connor, 19 was received in the arms of God on Sunday February 21, 2010. He was born August 10, 1990, in Clinton, MD and lived in Hershey PA and McLean VA before the family relocated to King George. He is survived by his stepbrother, Christopher Buchanan of Dallas TX;  his sister, Tiffany Connor, stepsister/cousin, Kendra Harrod and parents David and Barbara Buchanan all of King George and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He graduated from KGHS with honors at 16 and was a junior at VCU in Richmond.  Zachary was the founder of CHOICES, an organization he began to help troubled teens.
His Memorial Celebration will be held at the King George Community Center on Friday, March 19, 2010 from 1-3PM. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations of any amount to CHOICES, PO Box 7, Ninde, VA 22526, to assist the family keeping Zachary’s dream alive.

John Eldon Hanna, Jr.

John Eldon Hanna, Jr., 78, of Winchester, Virginia died, Monday, February 22, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Hanna was born in 1931, in Alexandria, Louisiana, the only child of the late John E. Hanna and Julia M. Patton.  He was a graduate of Russellville High School, the University of Arkansas and a graduate student of Ohio State University.  
Mr. Hanna was a retired Civil Servant, with 34 years of distinguished service with the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, the U. S. Navy Hydrographic Office and the Defense Mapping Agency.  He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict, aboard the USS Kearsarge, CVA-33, as an Aviation Electronics Technician, 2nd Class.
 Mr. Hanna was a member of the First Baptist Church in Winchester, a deacon, member of the E.T. Clark Men’s Bible Class, the Singin’ Seniors Choir and served on various boards and committees.  He was a member of the Clan Hannay Society, Scotland, United Kingdom.
He married Betty L. Hanna, on January 27, 1951, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
 Surviving with his loving wife of 59 years are two sons, Mark D. Hanna and wife, Andrea, of Ashburn, VA, Bradley L. Hanna and wife, Deborah, of King George, VA; five grandchildren, Jessica T. Brewer and husband, Terry J., of Waynesboro, PA, David B. Hanna of Frederick MD, Stephanie R. Hanna of Herndon, VA, Erin L. Hanna and Sean B. Hanna each of Fredericksburg, VA; one great grandson, Michael K. Brewer of Waynesboro, PA; his God-daughter, Jayme-Lee Mauro of Littleton, MA. Also surviving are his first cousin, Edmond Parson, of Houston, TX and former daughter-in-law, Karyn J. Hanna of Frederick, MD.
A Celebration of Life Service was conducted on Saturday, Feb. 27, at First Baptist Church of Winchester with Reverend George H. Fletcher officiating.  A private interment will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery, at a later date.
The family received friends on Friday evening at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, Winchester, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 205 North Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA, 22601, or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, VA, 22601 or in his name to Johns Hopkins, Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center, 100 North Charles Street, Suite 234, Baltimore, MD, 21201.
Please sign the guestbook and view obituaries at www.ompsfuneralhome.com.

Shirley D. Hayes

Shirley D. “Chicken” Hayes, 78, of Colonial Beach died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include his brother, Frank Hayes, and his sister, Rosa Hayes, both of Colonial Beach.
A funeral was held  Saturday, March 6, at New Monrovia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Welford McDowney officiating. Burial was in Sharp Hill Cemetery, King George.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

John Francis Blom

Mr. John Francis Blom, 71, of King George County passed away Monday, March 1, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. His family was by his side.
John was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and loved stock car races. He was retired from the Stafford County school system as an electrician and served in the Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Palma “Pam” Jett Blom; his son, Stuart Michael Blom and his wife, Lisa, of King George; two grandchildren, Garret Michael and Justin Thomas Blom; two sisters, Margaret Schill of Liverpool, N.Y., and Chris Mooney of Woodbridge; and one brother, Charles Blom of Syracuse, N.Y. He also leaves behind his beloved dogs, Jack and Jill.
The family received friends at the Mullins & Thompson Funeral Services, Fredericksburg Chapel,  Thursday, March 4, p.m., and the funeral was held there Friday, March 5,  with the Rev. Willis Dempsey officiating.
Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in John’s name to the Fredericksburg SPCA. Friends may offer online condolences at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com or at MeM.com.

Harald A. Harbord

Harald A. Harbord, 71, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Harbord.
Mr. Harbord is survived by his daughters, Ramona Ventura and her husband, Al, of King George County, Diana Foster and her husband, Bob, of Fredericksburg, and Anita Rock and her husband, Joe, of Fredericksburg; his five grandchildren, Caitlin Ventura, Casey and Travis Foster, and Megan and Michael Rock; and his friend and companion, Lotte Albowski.
Harald served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 1078.
A funeral was held Saturday, March 6, in the chapel at Laurel Hill Funeral Home. A private interment will be held in Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Veterans Affairs.
Arrangements for the Harbord family are in the care of Laurel Hill Funeral Home, 10127 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, Va. 22553. Online condolences may be sent to the family at laurelhillfuneral home.com.

Mildred Kathleen Lail

Mildred Kathleen Lail, 79, of Stafford County passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at her residence, with her family by her side.
Mrs. Lail was born March 16, 1930, in North Carolina to Willie and Betty Rayfield Carpenter. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lail was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carlos Lail, and a brother, Paul Carpenter.
She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Licurgo and husband Bill of Colonial Beach, Rita Duvall of Stafford, and Shirley Matthews and husband Scott of Woodbridge; and one son, David Wayne Lail and wife Beverly of Manassas; eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Sunday, March 7, at Mullins &Thompson Funeral Home, Stafford Chapel, 186 Shelton Shop Road, where a funeral was held  Monday, March 8, with interment  in Stafford Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 3302 Bourbon St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22408.
Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonstafford.com or mem.com.

Wayne Douglas Chittum

Wayne Douglas Chittum, 75, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Chittum was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Rockbridge County, son of the late Howard D. and Nellie Ardella Chittum, but was raised by his late uncle and aunt William E. and Gladys G. Niceley. He also was predeceased by his wife, Molly Ann Chittum, and his brother, Charles H. Chittum. He is survived by one daughter, Abby Lynn Chittum of Colonial Beach.
The family received  friends Saturday, March 6, at Royston Funeral Home, Marshall, where a funeral was held Sunday, March 7, with the Rev. Jimmy Rodgers officiating. Interment will be in Carter Cemetery.

Yvonne Diane P. Chapman

Yvonne Diane Pollard Chapman, 46, of Durham, N.C., formerly of Tappahannock, departed this life Thursday, March 4, 2010.
She is survived by her husband, Alton Chapman Sr.; three sons, Aaron Terrell Chapman, Alton Chapman Jr. and godson Timothy Faison, all of North Carolina; her parents, Thomas Jr. and Julia Ann Pollard, a sister, Juanita Pollard, and a brother, Thomas L. Pollard, all of Tappahannock.
A funeral was held Tuesday, March 9, at First Union Baptist Church, Rexburg, with Rev. Milton Robinson, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

Lynn Flood Osborne

Lynn Flood Osborne, 79, of Montross died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond. No service is planned at this time.

Area Deaths - April 7, 2010

Herman King

Herman Carlton King Jr., 63, of Callao lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, March 25, 2010.
He died on the same date that his only son, Warren, had passed away on 17 years ago.
Junior, affectionately known as “Elvis” throughout the Northern Neck, was loved by a large host of family and friends. He regularly entertained patients in area nursing homes, and was well known for his singing and musical ability at many local events.
He is survived by his loving fiancee, Judy Beavers; his sisters, Beatrice K. Jones of Zacata, Maxine K. Miller of Weems and Bernice K. Daiger (Norman) of Aylett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carrie and Herman King; and his son Warren. He had numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at Welch Funeral Home in Warsaw.  A funeral was held Sunday, March 28, at Totuskey Baptist Church, Warsaw.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Hilda Bronner, Box 65, Haynesville, VA, 22472, or to the Totuskey Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Grayson Smith, 152 Smithfield Lane, Warsaw, Va. 22572.

Frances W. Blanton

Frances W. Blanton, 84, of Brandermill Woods Retirement Community, Midlothian, formerly of King George County, passed away Monday, Mar. 29, 2010.
She is survived by her husband, Jean V. Blanton; children Clay B. Blanton (Diane), Beth W. Blanton-Kent (Charles), Amy B. Thompson (Hollis) and Meg L. Blanton-Eanes (Gordon); grandchildren Alexander Blanton, Abigail, Benjamin and Madeline Thompson and Samuel and Jacob Eanes; and many other loving family and friends.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandermill Woods Foundation, 14311 Brandermill Woods Trail, Midlothian, Va. 23112.

Sidney Marvin White, Sr.

Sidney Marvin “Sid” White Sr., 75, died Monday, March 29, 2010, in Winchester.
Marvin was originally from Index in King George County. He spent most of his life in the Fredericksburg area. He was born Aug. 23, 1934, to Henry Irvin and Margaret Hall White.
Marvin was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Flossie R. White, and two sons, Marty and Scotty. He was also predeceased by his parents, brothers Gordon, Thomas, Bob, John, Wesley and Sanford, and sisters Mary and Patsy.
He leaves behind his daughters, Gail Conley (and George) of Fredericksburg, Joyce White of Lynchburg and Terri White of Albuquerque, N.M.; his sons Roger White (and Diane) of Morton, Ill., and Jeffrey White of Lynchburg; grandchildren John, Aaron, Anna, Tony, Wesley and Cole; and great-granddaughter Anjel. He is also survived by his sisters Margaret Golightly (and Sonny), with whom he resided in Winchester, and Catherine Acey (and Richard) of Culpeper, along with numerous nieces and neph-ews.
His wish was to be cremated and his ashes buried in the same grave as his wife. Omps Funeral Home in Winchester is handling the cremation.
A memorial service will be held at Canaan Church of God in Falmouth at a later date, with the Rev. Tim Dobson officiating.
We will all miss his ready smile and sense of humor.

Joan Milton Chenault

Miss Joan Milton Chenault, 56, of Champlain died Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
She is survived by two sisters, June Price of Farnham and Janice Chenault of Champlain; one brother, Franklin Chenault of Warsaw; two nieces, Wendy Barrack and Melissa Payne; and five great-nephews.
A funeral was held at the graveside Saturday, April 3, in the Upper Essex Baptist Church cemetery, Caret.
Memorial contributions may be made to Upper Essex Baptist Church, Glebe Landing Baptist Church or the Lynchburg Training School.

Horace William Dobson

Horace William Dobson, 90, of King George County departed this life and went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 2, 2010, at Hughes Home in Fredericksburg.
Mr. Dobson served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Nannie Fagan Dobson; two sons, C.W. “Moose” Dobson and his wife, Edna, and Thomas M. Dobson; three grandsons, Jeffery Dobson, Keith Dobson and Michael Dobson; and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Dobson, Kolton Dobson and Haleigh Dobson.
A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, April 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Davidson and the Rev. M. Paul Curry officiating. Interment  followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Jeffery, Keith, Michael, Donald, Bruce and Daniel Dobson.
Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 1193 White Oak Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22405-3507 or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Cindy Snyder Stoeckert

Cindy Snyder Stoeckert, 45, of King George County died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Robert I. Stoeckert II; her son, Robert I. Stoeckert III; her daughter, Christa Leah Stoeckert; her mother, Jean Rutherford Weber; her father, Benjamin Snyder; her brothers, Patrick Allen Snyder, Jonathan Dale Snyder and Keith Willis Snyder; her sisters, Roxanne Luna Snyder, Lynn Mead and Kathy Sue Snyder; and her granddaughter, Jaedan Alexis Stoeckert.
A funeral was conducted Tuesday, April 6, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. R. Kenneth Brooks officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Ave., Locust Grove, Va. 22508.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Dorothy Scott Cohen

Dorothy Scott Cohen, 93, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare.
Devoted wife of the late Dr. Charles J. Cohen, she is survived by her niece, Maura Wingo Snow and her children, Laura Yarus and her husband, Harvey, Richard Snow Jr. and his wife, Julia, Conrad Snow and his wife, Ana, Jonathan Snow and his wife, Tonya, Christopher Snow and his wife, Sarah, and their children, Scott Wingo, Susan Kiers, Jacqueline Bergsohn, James Wingo and their children; and stepdaughter, Elissa C. Steeves and her husband, Harry, and son Charles Steeves.
Born in Monroe, Ohio, she was one of 10 children born to the late Walter F. and Clara M. Scott.
Dorothy began her career in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Treasury Department in 1937. For more than 25 years, its Internal Revenue branch was one of notable accomplishment. She served under nine Internal Revenue Commissioners, during which time the agency underwent many sweeping changes in the tax system of the United States. She was the special assistant to six successive commissioners: George Schoeneman, Dunlap, Andreus, Harrington, Latham and Mortimer Caplin.
In 1945, at the request of the Department of State, Dorothy was detailed for special work at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco. The Department of State complimented her for her efficiency in helping to implement the final charter for the United Nations organization.
In 1945, she was transferred to the White House with Mr. Schoeneman, who was the special assistant to President Harry Truman.
She later retired from Internal Revenue to care for her ailing sister, Edna S. Wingo. She was honored with the United States Treasury Special Service Award. Later, she worked as an administrative aide on the headquarters staff of Army Relief.
Dorothy was a resident of Washington, D.C., Dahlgren, Kinsale, King George County and later Colonial Beach.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Colonial Beach. Burial will follow in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
Online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

Mildred Stanford Creegan

Mildred Stanford Creegan, 86, of Madison, N.J., formerly of Colonial Beach, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 3, 2010, surrounded by her family.
A 30-year resident of Madison, N.J., she was born and raised in Colonial Beach, a daughter of the late George A. Stanford and Edith Mae Drummond.
She is survived by her treasured husband of 66 years, Frank Creegan Jr.; her sister, Doris Stanford; her beloved children, Patricia Harbour and her husband, Evans; Frank Creegan III and his wife, Fran, and Michael Creegan and his wife, Kathleen; her loving grandchildren, James Lee Creegan, Robert Creegan, Frank Creegan IV and Carrie Creegan; and her great-grandchildren, Jack, Cole and Hugh Creegan.
A memorial service will be held at Burroughs, Kohr and Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main St., Madison, N.J., at noon on Friday, April 9. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery, Madison.

Area Deaths - March 3, 2010

Kate Bell Gray

Kate Bell Gray, 90 of Fredericksburg went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at her home.
Born and raised in Essex County, Kate moved to Fredericksburg as a young woman. Kate was married to the late Thomas A. Gray. She was affectionately known to family and friends as Katie Bell.
Upon moving to Fredericksburg, Kate worked at Mary Washington College. She later became employed at Mary Washington Hospital in the dietary department. She retired from the hospital after more than 30 years of service. Although retired, Kate continued to work for many years as a companion aid.
Kate was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She loved social functions with family and friends, and was very active in local politics and neighborhood civic meetings.
Survivors include one son, Winston and his wife, Brenda, of Spotsylvania County; two daughters, Cynthia and her husband, Howard, of Spotsylvania and Sheila and her husband, Sherman, of Fredericksburg; one brother, William “Dick” Mercer of Fredericksburg; nine grandchildren, Deborah Smith of Philadelphia, Pa., Sarah Cook of Spotsylvania, Robin Gray of Nanjemoy, Md., Cynthia Brown of Sandstone, Michelle Paige of Fredericksburg, Amanda Mobley of Spotsylvania, Colette Price of Spotsylvania, Rosaline Gooden of Lanham, Md., and Scarlet Smith of Fredericksburg; two sisters-in-law, Emmaline Gray of Fredericksburg and Mary Sue Gray of Spotsylvania; two brothers-in-law, Wilbur Gray of King George County and Gould Gray of Tappahannock; and 14 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her eldest son, Charles Thomas Gray, and her brother, Herbert Douglas Mercer.
A funeral was held at noon Friday, Feb. 26, at Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), Fredericksburg.
The family received friends at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home.

Robert ‘Earl’ Byrnes

Robert “Earl” Byrnes, 56, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in Palm Bay, Fla., where he lived with his wife, Brenda, and great-grandson Xavier Byrnes.
A Celebration of Life open house was held at the Prince William County Police Association Hall, 14288 Independent Hill Dr., Manassas, Va. 20112, on Sunday, Feb. 28.
Earl grew up in Manassas, then moved to Spotsylvania County in 1980, where he settled until 1999, when he moved to Florida.
He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Earl and Mary Byrnes.
He is survived by his son, Robert Byrnes; daughter-in-law Christine; granddaughters Jessica and Jenna, both of Fredericksburg; his former wife and mother of Robert, Donna Beauchamp, of Montross; one daughter, one son, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one brother-in-law by marriage; one brother, Michael Byrnes and wife Virginia of Spotsylvania; six sisters, Mary Smith Bullington of Gainesville, Ruth Kathleen Sharp of Dale City, Teresa Byrnes of Spotsylvania, Dorothy Shifflett and husband Joseph of Caret, Barbara Quinn and husband Patrick of Manassas and Dianne Bryant and husband Darron of Woodford; 16 nieces and nephews, and 15 great-nieces and -nephews.

Christine K. Hiltner

Christine K. Hiltner , 78, of Montross, formerly of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at her son’s residence in King George County.
Mrs. Hiltner worked as a bookkeeper for Silvey Chevrolet in Fredericksburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bergen “Buddy” Hiltner.
Survivors include her son, Eric Hiltner of King George; her sister, Annastasia Czika of Georgia; and her step- brother, Rickey Kupreanik of North Carolina.
A service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 27, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 9221 Forrest Hill Ave., Richmond, Va. 23235.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Sarah Hales Cooke

Sarah Hales Cooke, 90 of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cooke, in 1990. She was a lifelong house-wife, dedicated to the care of her family and a committed servant to her Lord through her church, Colonial Beach Baptist.
She is survived by her sons, Elton and his wife, Barbara, of Arusha, Tanzania;  Donald and his wife, Carolyn, of Westmoreland County; Ralph of Henrico County, and Kenneth and his wife, Vicki, of Colonial Beach; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Nick and his wife, Thelma, of Colonial Beach; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held on Monday, March 1, at the Colonial Beach Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Almond and the Rev. Bob Higgins officiating. Burial was at Round Hill Baptist Church cemetery, followed by a reception that was hosted by the WMU of Colonial Beach Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Donald, Christopher, Brian, Travis, Ryan, Tyler, Joshua and Tevin. Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Beach Baptist Church WMU, Box 27, Colonial Beach, VA. 22443. Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach handled the arrangements. Online guest book available at nashandslawfh.com.

Peggy B. Sullivan

Peggy B. Sullivan, 69, of King George County died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Sullivan was a member of the Patawomack Indian tribe. She retired from Safeway after 30 years of service. She loved her flowers and gardening.
Survivors include her husband, Robert D. Sullivan Jr. of King George; her son, Robert Shane Sullivan, and his wife, Cynthia Ann, of Fredericksburg; her daughter, Kimberly Roberson and her husband, John, of Corolla, N.C.; four brothers, Frank “Pappy” Bullock, Carlton Jack Bullock, Roger “Bow Legs” Bullock and Gordon “Dootsie” Bullock; four sisters, Shirley “Lany” Holland, Joyce Brown, Carol Ann Coffey and Kathy “Tina” Harding; her sisters-in-law, Catherine Phillips, and Pat Decatur and her husband, Bob; her grandson, Justin Sullivan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. H. Lowell Self officiating. Interment will follow in Hulls Memorial Baptist Church cemetery in Falmouth.
Pallbearers will be Kurt Decatur, Kevin Phillips, Hubert Roberson, Robert P. Sullivan, Dakota Decatur and Jesse Madison.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Association for Lou Gehrig’s Disease, 7507 Standish Place, Rockville, Md. 20855.


 

Area Deaths - March 31, 2010

Joseph Francis Ott

Joseph Francis Ott, 48, of King George County passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A native of Altoona, Pa., he was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and was employed by the U.S. government as a carpenter at Quantico. He also was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church in King George and was a Seabee in the U.S. Navy, retiring with 27 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Ott of King George; his parents, Robert Donald Ott and Sheila Ellen Ott of Duncansville, PA; brother Donald Ott of Duncansville; sister Melinda Ott of Altoona; and many aunts and uncles.
A funeral was held Monday, March 29, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Denny Greenwalt officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Solid Rock Baptist Church, Box 628, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

William E. Milton, Jr.

Retired USMC Capt. William F. Milton Jr. of Fort Washington, Md., died Monday, March 22, 2010.
Capt. Milton was the beloved husband of Carolyn Milton; father of William F. III of Bowie, Md., Walter of Arlington, David T. of Warrenton and daughter Pamela Little of Fort Washington; stepfather of Jocelyn Ward and Andre Roach; brother of Joan and Kenneth Milton, both of Florida; grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of one; son-in-law of Clarence and Ida Jackson of Dahlgren; and special friend of Curtis Gregg of South Carolina.
Visitation and services were held Saturday, March 27, at Little Ark Baptist Church, 15681 Owens Drive, King George, Va. 22485. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Jeffrey Allen Malecha

Jeffrey Allen Malecha, 46, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at VCU Medical Center.
Jeff was an active member of Ferry Farm Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was on the building and grounds committee. He was employed with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, and was co-owner of The Espresso Station in Colonial Beach.
Survivors include his wife, Julie Malecha; two daughters, Megan Malecha and Alexandra Malecha; his parents, James and Phyllis Malecha; two brothers, James Malecha II and wife Corinne and Scott Malecha; and two sisters, Sue Nasby and husband Michael and Shelly Friesen and husband Gerald. He was preceded in death by his brother Steve Malecha.
A service was held Monday, March 29 at Ferry Farm Baptist Church with the Rev. James Vaught officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Ferry Farm Baptist Church Building Fund, 1 Westmoreland Drive, Fredericksburg, Va. 22405.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Lamar A. Anderson

Lamar A. Anderson, 21, of Richmond, slipped away quietly Monday, March 22, 2010, when God dispatched an angel for him. He was born May 28, 1988, to John and Cathy Anderson in San Bernardino, Calif.
Lamar returned with his family to Virginia when John’s military career brought them back in 1989. Lamar later attended a number of schools in the Hampton area.
Lamar was a joy to all who knew him, and he touched many lives. Lamar definitely was a Mama’s boy and proud of it. He was the light of his parents’ lives.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, John and Cathy of Richmond; two brothers, Derrick Anderson and Corey Smith of Richmond; grandfather Durvell Smith of King George County; one nephew, Cordae Smith of Richmond; six uncles; nine aunts; devoted great-aunt Virginia King; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A home going service was held Saturday, March 27, at Salem Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Leonard G. Bland officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Online condolences may be made at fedabneyfuneral home.com.

Elizabeth Hutt Williams

Elizabeth Hutt “Bette” Williams, 77, of Montross passed away Thursday, March 25, 2010, at her home with her family by her side. She was the daughter of Joseph Warren Hutt and Susan Shearwood Hutt.
Bette was a Realtor, a member of Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, the Westmoreland Concerned Citizen Association and the Realtor Association.
Survivors include her son, William Hutt Williams and wife Teresa Garner Williams of Warsaw; her daughter, Constance Caldwell Williams of Mechanicsville; a brother, Joseph Warren Hutt Jr. and wife Patricia of Franklin; and two grandchildren, Jordan Elizabeth Williams and Forrest Hutt Williams.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Hilda Bronner, Box 65, Haynesville, Va. 22472, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.  Online condolences may be made to welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Esther Blanch Trigger

Esther Blanch Trigger, 81, of Ft. Wort, TX passed away Monday, January 11, 2010.
A Memorial Service is to be held Saturday, April 3, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Round Hill Baptist Church, 16519 Round Hill Road, King George, VA.

Richard Lyman Stadler

Richard Lyman Stadler, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 1, 2010.  Dick was born in Michigan on July 24, 1933 to Ellaween Margaret (Barlow)Stadler and Richard Paul Stadler, both deceased.  Dick was a retired GM employee having worked for Buick for 31 years.  In his lifetime he also worked as a Clio City Police officer, as a security guard, and owned a gas station.
Dick leaves behind his wife, Sally, of Naples, Florida, daughter, Debbie Turner, of Clio, Michigan, daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jerome Hugg of King George, VA and son and daughter-in-law, Don and Arlie Stadler of New Paris, IN.  He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Mandy, Marissa, and Jason Hugg, and Blair (and wife Viki) and Katy Turner, as well as 2 great-grandchildren, Dakota and Nevada Turner.  Dick will be interred in Mt. Morris, Michigan in July.

Ann T. Cocke

Ann Torralbas Cocke, 49, of King George County, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 27, 2010.  She was born in Holguin, Cuba on Sept. 22, 1960 and moved to Waldwick, NJ.  Ann was the daughter of Ruben Ramiro Torralbas and Dolores del Carmen Oviedo.  
She received an undergraduate and bachelor degree from Mary Washington College (1983) as well as a Masters in Education/Administration from VCU (1987).  She first started work as a teacher in King George County from 1983 until 1987.  From 1987-1991 she was the Administrative Assistant at Potomac Elementary.  From 1991-2000 she was the Assistant Principal at KG Elementary School and then served as Principal of KGES from 2000-2004.  She then served as Principal of Sealston Elementary until her more recent promotion in 2006 to Supervisor of Curriculum for King George grades K-12.
She dedicated her life to improving the lives of children and families within King George County.  
She was genuinely a great person who touched the lives of many people with her smile, generosity and warm heart.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas F. Cocke, IV, her two sons, Thomas F. Cocke, V and Steven A. Cocke, and one sister, Annette Torralbas of Vienna, VA.
A gathering of friends and community members will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 2, at the new King George High School, 10100 Foxes Way, King George.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ann Cocke Memorial Scholarship Fund, 10100 Foxes Way, King George, VA 22485.  Online guestbook is available at www.nashandslawfh.com

Gerald R. Gereau

Gerald “Jerry” R. Gereau, 73, of Colonial Beach, VA, died Sunday, March 28, 2010.  He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Condon Gereau. He is survived by his fiancee Marie Macomber.  Jerry served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a chief investigator for the Rules and Administration of the U.S. Senate under Sen. John Warner.  He also worked under Sen. Jackson on the Indian Affairs Committee and served on the Board of Directors of the Senate Federal Credit Union as well as President of the U.S. Senate Staff Club.  
Jerry was very active in his community and in political organizations.  He was also active with educational issues and is described by those who knew and admired him as hard working and giving.
There will be a graveside service at Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George (formerly Historyland) on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Colonial Beach, VA. Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Mary’s Church or the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 32.  Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach is handling the arrangements.

Area Deaths - February 24, 2010

Norman T. Shafer

Norman Thomas Shafer, 75, of King George County died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Shafer had retired from the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant.
Survivors include his children, Petra Primbs, Helmut Shafer, Melvin Shafer, Norman Shafer, Debbie Lucas and Ramona Dishong; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  A service will be held in Falls City, Nebraska at a later date.

Vera Fauntleroy Pratt

Vera Fauntleroy Pratt, 66, of Tappahannock departed this life Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in Richmond. She was a longtime employee of Interbake Foods.
She is survived by two daughters, Vera Ann Fortune of Richmond and Juanita Croxton of Tappahannock; two sisters, Gloria Fauntleroy of Tappahannock and Ida Smith of Richmond; and one brother, Leslie Fauntleroy of Tappahannock.
Visitation was held at New Liberty Baptist Church, Beazley. A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 20, at the church, with the Rev. Willie T. Carter, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to the Pratt family at washingtonfh.com.

Jonathan Leroy Ellis

Jonathan Leroy Ellis, 37, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Millers Tavern, departed this life Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, in a Washington hospital.
He is survived by his parents, Allen and Beverly Ellis; grandmother Ruth Wright of Warsaw; two daughters, Keinyna Ellis of Tappahannock, and Jaylen Ellis of Maryland; one son, Deonte “De” Ellis of Colonial Beach; and one sister, NaTsha Ellis of Fredericksburg.
A viewing was held at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. The funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 20, at Union Hope Baptist Church, Center Cross, with the Rev. Alvin Hargrove, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to the Ellis family at washingtonfh.com.

Jimmy Roger Brimmer

Jimmy Roger Brimmer, 52, of Tappahannock departed this life Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, in a Richmond hospital.
He is survived by one daughter, Marquita Brimmer of Fredericksburg; one son, Jovan Jones of Bowling Green; two sisters, Ella L. Brimmer and Ellese Beney, both of Tappahannock; and two brothers, Lewis Brimmer of Brandywine, Md., and Peter Brimmer of Tapphannock.
Visitations were held at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock, and one hour before the noon service Friday, Feb. 19, held at New Liberty Baptist Church, Beazley, with the Rev. Willie T. Carter, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to the Brimmer family at washingtonfh.com.

Henry L. Conway

Henry L. Conway, 57, of Fredericksburg passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center.
He was born in King George County to the late Charles and Agnes Conway.
Henry is  survived by three children, Nathaniel Cox of Fredericksburg, and Tasha Conway and Tonya Conway, both of Pennsylvania; a brother, Michael Conway; and four sisters, Patricia Joseph, Dianne Conway, Gloria Conway and Mildred Conway.
Henry’s family received friends Sunday, Feb. 21, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg. A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 22, at the funeral chapel, with Pastor William T. Frye officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be expressed to Henry’s family at foundandsons.com.

John Feilding Keys

John Feilding Keys, 96, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2010, at his home in Washington, D.C. Born Dec. 12, 1913, he was the son of Carrie Johnson and John Feilding Keys.
Mr. Keys worked in the construction and building business. He was greatly loved by a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins and by devoted relatives and friends.
Services will be on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Little Ark Baptist Church, Dahlgren, with viewing from 11 a.m. until the funeral at noon.
Lee Funeral Home, King George, is in charge of the arrangements.

Karen Leigh Parks

Karen Leigh Parks, 49, of Woodford died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.
Born in Virginia Beach, she was a great mom, grandmother, aunt, friend and caretaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Claudia Jarvis Morrow, and her stepfather, Norman Morrow.
Survivors include her two daughters, Lisa Barrett and her husband, George II, of Colonial Beach and Collette Douglas and her husband, James, of North Dakota; her father, Joseph Lee “Jay” Bailey; four grandchildren, Mason and Bret Barrett and Cheyanne and Jordan Douglas; a brother, Joseph Bailey; a half brother, Jeffrey Morrow; a stepbrother, Norman Morrow Jr.; a stepsister, Candy Morrow; and three nieces, Brandy, Heather and Angelina Turner.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Potomac Baptist Church, King George.
Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

Clara R. Smith

Clara R. Smith, 84, of Colonial Beach died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She is survived by her son, Charles Smith of Fredericksburg, and her sister, Mary Jackson of Montclair, N.J.
A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 24, at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens, King George.
Remains may be viewed at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Estelle Bumbry

Estelle Bumbry, 84, of King George County died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.

Hilda Case Hartman

Hilda Case Hartman, 87, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Carroll “Stix” Hartman.
She is survived by one daughter and the wife of the late Earl C. Vanover III, Nancy H. Vanover of Montross; four grandchildren, Courtney Johnston, Marti Combs and husband Matt, Earl C. Vanover IV, and Cole B. Vanover; and five great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by grandson Casey Miller.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Old Andrew Chapel Cemetery in Stafford.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Gudrun Loew Kosmahly

Gudrun Loew Kosmahly, 77, of Mineral died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital, after a 18-month battle with colon cancer.
A native of Germany, she made her home in Mineral after marrying the late Dr. Gerhard Kosmahly in 1999. She proudly became a U.S. citizen in July of 2008.
Gudrun was an accomplished seamstress as well as talented in knitting, crocheting, painting pottery and many other handcrafts. She also enjoyed cooking and baking, and working in her garden. Her family and friends were the glad beneficiaries of all her talents.
She is survived by two sons, Hans-Peter Loew and Alexander Loew of Germany; and her granddaughter, Anna Loew Stevenson of Missouri. Other survivors include her stepdaughters, Helga K. Gallahan of Colonial Beach and Karen K. Wiles of Mechanicsville.
Per Gudrun’s request, there will be no service and in the spring her ashes will be scattered in the meadow behind her home near the woods where she and her husband always enjoyed watching the deer.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary E. Clark

Mary E. Clark, 84, formerly of Dahlgren, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Memorial Regional Hospital in Richmond.
She is survived by one son, Frank Clark II of Richmond; two daughters, Lou Ann Epps of Fredericksburg and Rosa Smith of Ravena, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Perry Scranage Sr. of Dahlgren; and three sisters, Juanita Washington, Margie Bumbrey and Pansy Bumbrey.
A funeral will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Arm of the Lord Ministries, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Robert Brown officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in Quantico National Cemetery.
Remains may be viewed from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, and also one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Area Deaths - March 24, 2010

Nannie Curtis Lee

Nannie Curtis Lee, 89, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010. She was an emeritus board member and past owner and secretary/treasurer of the board of directors for Lee-Curtis Insurance Service in Fredericksburg.
Mrs. Lee was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Stafford County, daughter of the late William Edgar and Robbie Chinn Curtis. In 1939 she joined her father, William E. Curtis, the former sheriff of Stafford, working in the insurance agency then known as W.E. Curtis Insurance Agency. There she obtained her insurance agent license and sold property casualty and life insurance. In 1949 her husband entered the insurance business, and in 1957 they purchased W.E. Curtis, which is known today as Lee-Curtis, Freeman, Graves & Hall Insurance Services. Mrs. Lee, her husband and eventually all six of their children worked together in the family insurance business.
She was a member since 1957 of Fairview Baptist Church. In 1973 she was awarded the Award of Merit from the Boy Scouts of the Rappahannock District for her outstanding service. Mrs. Lee was secretary of the Republican Party of Stafford; held many offices in the Rebekkah Lodge service organization; was a member of Historic Fredericksburg Foundation; was a life member of American Legion Auxiliary 55; was a member of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, Professional Insurance Agents of Virginia & D.C., and the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, and a past member of the F’brg Country Club.
Mrs. Lee is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, T. Eldred Lee Jr.; her sons, Thomas E. Lee III and his wife, Susan, Robert C. Lee, John G. Lee and his wife, Brenda, James C. Lee and his wife, Cathy, and Franklin S. Lee Sr. and his wife, Anna; one daughter, Pamela Lee McLeod and her husband, John; 12 grandchildren, Kathrina Urann and her husband, Mike, Thomas E. Lee IV and his wife, Lynne, Matthew T. Lee, Stephen M. Lee, Rebecca E. Lee, Jeffrey C. Lee, Joseph H. Lee, Franklin S. Lee Jr., Robert B. Lee, John E. McLeod Jr., Christina N. McLeod and William L. McLeod; and one great-grandchild, Cassandra Urann. She is also survived by one brother, Robert Curtis; two sisters, Helen Quesenberry and Robbie Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, William L. Curtis; and one sister, Nancy C. Stone.
A funeral was held Wednesday, March 17, at Fairview Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Sizemore officiating. Entombment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, Senior Citizens Adult Fellowship or Awana Group, 900 Charlotte St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401, or to American Legion Auxiliary 55, Box 55, Fredericksburg, Va. 22404.
Online guest book at covenentfuneralservice.com.

George Nelson Flack

George Nelson Flack, 83, of Stafford County died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Flack was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Vancouver, Wash., to the late Henry A. Flack Sr. and Floy Cornwell Flack Aubertin.
He was a U.S. Navy, World War II and Korean War veteran and later retired as a drill operator from Vulcan Materials Inc. Mr. Flack was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hartwood.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Barbara Carrington Flack; four children, Sharon F. Brooks of Stafford, M. Deen Flack of Bedford, and Cora J. Austin and Linwood L. Flack, both of Spotsylvania County; 10 grandchildren, Dakota Brooks, Sandy Weaver, Paul Eldert, Mike Eldert Jr., Kevin Eldert, Bob Gay Jr., Christopher Austin, Bobbie Jean Austin, Danielle Austin, and Brandon Flack; four great-grandchildren, Raymond Austin, Blake Groff, Ryan Austin and Kaleb Weaver; three sisters, Wanda Nelson and Neva French, both of Oregon, and Betty Alzamora of King George County; and four sisters-in-law, Helen Flack of Stafford, Judy Flack of Spotsylvania, Janice Cook of Locust Grove and Paula Faggart of Concord, N.C.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Keith Flack and Henry A. Flack Jr.; and three sisters, Jean Richardson, Patricia Flack and Joanne White.
A graveside service was held Thursday, March 18, at Grace United Methodist Church cemetery in Hartwood.
Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund, 13056 Elk Ridge Road, Hartwood, Va. 22406.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Franklin Edward Frenzley

Franklin Edward “Babe” Frenzley, 62, of King George County died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond.
Mr. Frenzley was an equipment operator for Mid-Atlantic Sand & Gravel.
He is survived by seven sisters, two brothers, many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside service was held Friday, March 19, in the Rayfield Frenzley family cemetery in King George County, with the Rev. Everett R. Gray officiating.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Carlyle Eastland Brown

Carlyle Eastland Brown, 70, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in Houston, Texas.
She was a member and past officer in the Colonial Beach American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Eagles. She was a member of the Fredericksburg chapter of UDC and 1812, and the Chantilly chapter of the DAR.
She is survived by two stepdaughters, Danielle Brown of Salt Lake City, Utah, and April Brown of Dunedin, New Zealand; and a sister, Lynn Knapp of Houston.
Her memorial service was held Saturday, March 20, at Grant United Methodist Church on State Route 3 near Stratford Hall. The Anglican service was officiated by her priest, the Rev. Ralph Gardiner.
Please make donations to a charity of one’s choice or to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad.

Marguerite Carey Ball

Marguerite Carey Ball, 57, of Kinsale passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Richmond.
She was president of the Westmoreland Branch of the NAACP.
A funeral was held Saturday, March 20, in the gymnasium of Washington & Lee High School, in Montross, with Pastor Darryl Fisher officiating.Interment will be in the Jerusalem Church cemetery in Oldhams.

James C. Roberson

James C. “Robbie” Roberson, 86, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, March 18, 2010.
Born in Kenbridge, he retired from the King George County school system. Including other school systems where he worked as band director, he had a total of 35 years of service. He taught piano lessons throughout his life and into retirement, loved animals, was an avid knitter and raised African violets.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret T. Roberson; his daughter, Ruth M. Roberson and partner Louis Mailloux of Sonoma Valley, Calif.; a son, Harry P. Roberson and wife Sheila of King George; three grandchildren, James B. Roberson and wife Jill, Braden Mailloux and Cameron Roberson; and one great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Roberson.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with burial to follow at Meadow Brooke Memorial Gardens, KG. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Walter T. Lewis

Walter T. Lewis, 79, of King George County passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Carriage Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Fredericksburg.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Judy Lewis; his daughter, Kimberly Hicks; and his three grandchildren, Ebonie, Chris and Colby of Stafford County.
Mr. Lewis was a member of Dahlgren United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 109 of Heathsville, a member of Knights Templar Commandery 1 of Fredericksburg, and a member of the Betty Lewis Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 107 in Kinsale. He retired from Dahlgren NSWC as head of acquisitions after 32 years of service.
A family greeting time will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at Dahlgren United Methodist Church, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Ed Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Raymond Elmore Johnson, Jr.

Raymond Elmore Johnson Jr., 54, of King George County departed this life Saturday, March 13, 2010. He was born to Raymond E. Johnson Sr., of Fredericksburg and Catherine L. Green of New Orleans, La.
He is survived by his wife, Mae Greer Johnson; one daughter, Carley A. Johnson; and one son, Chandler A. Johnson, both of King George. He also leaves behind his parents; three brothers: Larry D. (Lucile), Edward N. (Elizabeth) and Marc T.; two sisters, Edith C. (Donald) and Patricia L. Johnson. He is also survived by eight sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, two aunts, one uncle, a host of cousins, nieces and nephews: one goddaughter, one godsister, one godbrother and very special friends.
A funeral was held Monday, March 22, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, Fredericksburg, with interment in Oakland Cemetery, KG.
Donations may be made for Carley and Chandler Johnson at NSWC Federal Credit Union, Box 519, Dahlgren, Va. 22448.
Online condolences may be expressed at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Virginia James Ford

Virginia James Ford, 96, of Colonial Beach died Friday, March 19, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A native of White Stone, she was a graduate of what is now the University of Mary Washington, and retired as a teacher at Colonial Beach High School. Baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church, she was a member of St. Mary’s, where she participated in many church activities.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Ford; her daughter Carolyn D. Ford; and her brother, Henley D. James.
She is survived by her daughter Cathleen Sale and her husband, Douglas; and granddaughters, Lisa Shock and her husband, Brandon, and Leslie Sale.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens in King George with Father Ron Okrasinki officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Box 420, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Helen Margaret Rynders

Helen Margaret Rynders, 83, died February 4th, at Hearts at Home in King George, VA.
Born in Wallingford, CT, Helen was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Rynders. Helen was a homemaker while her children were young, and retired from Westat Research in Rockville, MD.  She was an active member of St. Mary’s Church in Rockville, and volunteered with many community groups.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Tom and is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Katherine Greenlaw of Colonial Beach, VA,; three sons; Paul Rynders of Germantown, MD., Michael Rynders of Fredericksburg, VA, and Patrick Rynders of Olney, MD; nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren; four sisters, Anne Ksiezak of Orange, CT, Maryann Skurjo of The Villages, FL, Stella Yozie and Catherine Aiello, both of Osprey, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010,  10:45 a.m. at Ft. Meyer Old Post Chapel, Arlington, VA with burial in Arlington Natl Cemetery.  Those attending the service should arrive by 10 a.m.  
Memorial donations may be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 3302 Bourbon St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22408 or Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr., Suite 100, Rockville, MD, 20850.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George, VA is handling the arrangements.
Richard Lyman Stadler
Richard Lyman Stadler went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 1, 2010.
Dick was born in Michigan on July 24, 1933 to Ellaween Margaret (Barlow) Stadler and Richard Paul Stadler, both deceased.  Dick was a retired GM employee having worked for Buick for 31 years.  In his lifetime he also worked as a Clio City Police Officer, a security guard, and owned a gas station.
Dick leaves behind his wife, Sally, of Naples, Florida, daughter, Debbie Turner, of Clio, Michigan, daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jerome Huff of King George, Virginia, and son and daughter-in-law, Don and Arlie Stadler of New Paris, Indiana.  He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Mandy, Marissa, and Jason Huff, and Blair (and wife Viki) and Katy Turner, as well as, 2 great-grandchildren, Dakota and Nevada Turner.
Dick will be interred in Mt. Morris, Michigan in July.

Area Deaths - February 10, 2010

Gertrude D. Henry

Gertrude D. Henry, 88, of Pequannock, N.J., died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010.
Born in Jersey City, she was a longtime Lincoln Park resident, retiring to Sebring, Fla., and moving to Pequannock in 2002. Mrs. Henry was a homemaker and worked in area laundromats owned by her husband, Dick, who predeceased her in August 1999.
Survivors include her sons, Martin of King George County, William of Branchville, N.J., Richard of Lake Hopatcong, N.J., and Robert of Pequannock; two brothers, Bill Lisa and John Lisa; sister Joan D’Agostino; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Keri Memorial Funeral Home, , followed by private cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

James Maurice Brown

Retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. James Maurice Brown, 71, of Ellicott City, Md., formerly of King George County, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at Howard County Hospital.
A 1957 graduate of Ralph Bunche High School, Mr. Brown served in the Air Force for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Edna Brown of Ellicott City; two daughters and a stepson; and his sister, Phyllis Ashton of King George.
A funeral will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 11, at Good Hope Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Robert Williams Jr. officiating.
His remains may be viewed one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Howell Funeral Home in Jessup, Md., is handling the arrangements.

Douglas F. Jones

Douglas F. Jones, 69, of the Brooke Community in Stafford County died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
Mr. Jones was a native of Stafford and the son of the late Almon and Bessie Jones. He was a graduate of Stafford High School and a longtime farmer. Mr. Jones was also a member of Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Janet Jones; two daughters, Sherri Jones of Colonial Beach and Stafford, and Gina M. Smith and her husband, Roger, of Stafford; four grandchildren, James G. Kirtley Jr. of Colonial Beach, Heather R. Kirtley of Spotsylvania County, Victoria N. Smith of Stafford, and Michael L. Smith of Stafford; two great-granddaughters, Katelyn and Sarah Kirtley; one brother, Jack A. Jones and his wife, Ruby, of Meadows of Dan; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Vernon, and a brother, John R. Jones.
A funeral will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 11, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel, with the Rev. Renee Teague officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Mansfield Montague, John Rowe, Leonard Conyers, Clarence Bowling, James G. Kirtley Jr., Billy Shelton, Spencer Hudson and Leon Law.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church Picnic Shelter Fund, 1732 Brooke Rd., Stafford, Va. 22554.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Paul Charlton Heslop

Paul Charlton Heslop’s love for life ended on January 23, 2010, in his home in Springfield, Virginia, after a three year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Paul was born in Kingston, PA on June 22, 1938 to Frank C. Heslop and Dorothy B. Heslop.  He graduated from Shavertown High School in June of 1956; he enlisted in the Air Force shortly after.  He spent the next twenty years working closely with the CIA in communications.  He traveled extensively, and was stationed in Japan, England, Italy, and Turkey.  He also resided in Nebraska, Texas, and California.  After he retired, he graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a degree in business.  He then owned a successful landscaping business in Ell Dorado Hills, California.  He relocated to the East Coast to be with family and friends in 2002.
Paul was married in England to Maureen Evans in December of 1959.  The marriage ended in divorce but they remained close friends.  They have a daughter Sherry Heslop-Dazy, and a son in law, Kenneth R. Dazy, of Colonial Beach, VA.  They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Paul was preceded in death by two daughters, Jenine Louise Heslop and Leslie Lynn Brickner, and his sister, Jane Kerns.
At the time of his death, Paul and his significant other,  best friend Beverly Adams resided in Springfield, VA.  Family includes daughter Kimberly Flora; son, Matthew Adams, and five grandchildren.
Services will be held on February 15, 2010 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, in Colonial Beach, VA.  
Interment will be held in Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens (formerly, Historyland Memorial Park), King George, following the service.
Paul and his family would like to extend their gratitude to John Hopkins Hospital and Oncology department for all the love, care, and support that Paul received during his struggle over the last three years.  His quality of life would not have been the same without their excellent care.
Paul will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Evercare Hospice at 40002 Legato Road, Suite 1100, Fairfax, VA, 22033.

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