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Taylor M. Bowie

Taylor M. Bowie

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

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Area Deaths - June 30, 2010

Homer Ralph Stroud

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

Wilbur D. Gouldman

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

Robert W. Warsing

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

James Green

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

Barbara Jean Collins

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

Area Deaths - June 23, 2010

Eugene Judd

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

Dave Lyddane

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

Frank Fitzhugh Churchill

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

George N. Hales

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

Clair C. Worrell Morgan

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

Eric Lloyd Vogue

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

Area Deaths - June 16, 2010

C. Ray Brooks, Jr.

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

Paul S. Tracy, III

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

Area Deaths - June 2, 2010

Pamela Ann Bock

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

Judith B. Ramer

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

Gwendoline Glazzard Sisson

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

Steven C. Biggins

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

Thomas Ahearn

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

Area Deaths - April 28, 2010

Helen Marie Rishebarger

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

William Roger Rankins

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

Frank F. Coates Jr.

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

Mary Louise “Bz” Bowen

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

Marc Bradley Butler

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

Area Deaths - May 26, 2010

Joan C. Slater

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

Audrey Coates Frank

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

Lucille Beverly

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

Ella Mae Stanfield

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

John Roger Hester, Jr.

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

John Allen Hopkins

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

Margaret T. Lewis

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

Area Deaths - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

 

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COMMERCIAL PRINTING & SALES
Lori Deem, Print Shop
540-709-7495
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Tanya M.
540-775-2024 (Main)
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OFFICE
Jessica Herrink
540-775-2024 (main)

540-469-4031
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Robert Berczuk
540-775-2024
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Drue Murray
540-709-7288
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SUBSCRIPTIONS
Bonnie Gouvisis

540-775-2024
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COMMUNITY &
CHURCH DIRECTORY

Lori Deem
540-709-7495
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PUBLIC NOTICES
& LEGALS

Carla Gutridge
540-709-7061
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