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Area Deaths - November 18, 2009

Helen E. Payne

Helen Elizabeth “Bootsie” Payne, 84, of Colonial Beach, VA, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at her home.
Born in Washington, D.C., she was an office manager for Electrolux Vacuum Co., and held membership in the American Legion, the Lions Club, the Moose Lodge, VFW, Colonial Beach Tourism and Colonial Beach Historical Society and the Old Dominion Boat Club in Alexandria.
She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Payne of the home; a son, Michael Klimkiewicz and his wife, Patti, of Reston; granddaughters Ashley Ciano and husband Eric of Atlanta, and Kelly Swartz and husband Matt of Alexandria; and grea-grandchildren Jack Ciano and Brady Ciano, both of Atlanta, and Tyler Swartz and Cooper Swartz, both of Alexandria.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Payne’s memory may be made to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA 22443.
Online condolences may be posted at nashandslwfh.com.

Phillip Young Rowe

Phillip Young Rowe, 82, died at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va on Sunday Nov. 8, 2009.  He was born in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 22, 1926.  
Mr. Rowe was a graduate of the University of Maryland at College.  He was an employee of the Naval Surface Warfare at Indian Head, Md.  
He lived in King George with his wife, Yvonne Klopsis Rowe, who survives him.
Other survivors include his brother Joseph Y. Rowe, and his children and stepchildren: Susan H. Wolfe, Martha Jessica Rowe, Peter Rowe, Russell Chatman, Lisa Johnson Olivia Reynolds, Ellen Buchman, and Mike Cote.
Mr. Rowe is also survived by his eighteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Interment will be private.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice,  5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

Jack Harvey Oliff, Sr.

Jack Harvey Oliff Sr., 83, of Montross went to be with his lord and savior Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, after having a massive heart attack at his home.
He served in the Army from 1948 to 1951 and reached the rank of tech sergeant. He was a longtime employee of Virginia Lumber Co. in St. Leonard, Md.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; seven children, William Holden of the home, Michael J. Oliff of Hollywood, Md., Jack H. Oliff Jr. and wife Donna of Owens, Md., John S. Oliff and wife Laura of St. Leonard, Nancy J. Zebron of Linthicum, Md., Melinda A. Kirby and husband Michael of Prince Frederick, Md., and Joseph A. Oliff and wife Alice of Huntingtown, Md.; eight grandchildren, Billy, Reza, Monica, David, Debbie, Cullen, Greg and Amber; and two great-granddaughters, Bailey and Carley.
Also surviving are three brothers, James and Charles Oliff of Montross and William Oliff of Upper Marlboro, Md.; and two sisters, Althea Parr of Charlottesville and Mary Sanford of Colonial Beach.
A funeral was held Sunday, Nov. 15, at Welch Funeral Home, Montross. Interment followed in Ephesus Christian Church cemetery, Foneswood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Life Ministries, 535 Euclid Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

Kevin M. Martino

Kevin M. Martino, 45, of King George County died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia McSwain of King George, and two brothers, Marc Martino of Long Island, N.Y., and Christopher Martino of Fredericksburg.
A funeral was held  Saturday, Nov. 14, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Port Royal, with the Rev. Lance Bacon officiating.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.  

James A. Adkins

James A. Adkins, 74, of Spotsylvania County passed away Thursday Nov. 12, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Adkins was born Feb. 20, 1935, in Toledo, Ohio, to Harvey and Anna Adkins.
Retiring after a number of years in auto sales, Mr. Adkins worked as a driver for FREDericksburg Regional Transit in King George County. He was also a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
Mr. Adkins is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marilyn; three sons, David James Adkins and wife Pam of Colorado, Dennis Gregory Adkins and wife Brenda of Stafford County and Brad Adkins and wife Amanda; a brother, Donald Adkins of Florida; a sister, Rose Marie Hass of Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Sunday, Nov. 15, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home, Fredericksburg chapel, 1621 Jefferson Davis Highway.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered  Monday, Nov. 16, at St. Mary Catholic Church with interment to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401-5418.
Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfuneralhomefredericksburg.com.  

Larry Neal Busic

Larry Neal Busic, 58, of Spotsylvania County died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at his residence.
He had many loves, but first and foremost was the Lord, then his family, the Redskins, a 1969 Roadrunner, his 1987 Trans Am and his motorcycle. He worked at Powell’s furniture for more than 23 years.
Survivors include his three daughters, Kristina Busic of Vernon, Conn., and Keri Hinken and her husband, William, and Jamie Schoonover, all of Stafford County; his brother Gary Busic Sr. of Spotsylvania; three sisters Helen Lehr of King George County, Linda Bullock of Spotsylvania and Patricia Holloway of Spotsylvania; and six grandchildren, Tristan, William, Kyle, Adam, Caleb and Samantha.
A service was held Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Matthew Kindig and Helen Lehr officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel Lee and Theodore Carlis Busic Sr.; and his siblings Frances Smith, Sylvia Wedding and Theodore Carlis Busic Jr.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - October 28, 2009

 Zigmund J. Radolinski

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Zigmund Joseph Radolinski, 93, passed away on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009.
Zig was born in Brooklyn, N.Y,, on July 17, 1916. He worked in the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, from 1936 until 1938, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1938, serving for 25 years. Zig served his country during World War II in the Pacific, the Korean War, and in operations in China, Cuba and other locations. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Zig continued service to his country as a pilot with Air America in Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, retiring from Air America in 1975.
Zig was predeceased by his beloved wife, Dorothy Louise Wolff Radolinski. Zig is survived by sons, John Michael and Stephen Joseph; his daughters, Mary Frances and Anne Marie; grandchildren Grace, Jesse, Lily, Zachary, Madeline and Sophia; great- grandson Jayden; sisters Marie Savage and Alice Rohan; and extended family and friends.
The family received friends Sunday, Oct. 25, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Oct. 26, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Quantico National Cemetery.
Donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America, Donor Services, Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202.

Rose Mary Gray Heard

Rose Mary Gray Heard, 59, of Decatur, Ga., formerly of Center Cross, departed this life Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009.
She is survived by her husband, Barry J. Heard; one daughter, Twana Gray Mason of Baltimore; three sisters, Katherine Gray Bayton, Julia Gray and Emma Gray, all of Center Cross; and one brother, Ray A. Gray of Baltimore.
A viewing was held Friday, Oct. 23, at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. A funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 24, at Angel Visit Baptist Church, Dunnsville, with the Rev. Carla Lightfoot officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to washingtonfh .com.

Gertrude D. Ferrell

Gertrude D. Ferrell passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Hearts at Home in King George after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Ferrell had just celebrated her 92nd birthday on Oct. 12. She was a life member of Round Hill Baptist Church, having joined in 1926. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Bernard Ferrell. Together, they owned and operated the King George Body Shop.
She also served as postal clerk for the U.S. Post Office for 33 years and was a life-long member of the King George Volunteer Fire Department.
She is survived by two children, Joan B. Ferrell and Rodney B. Ferrell and his wife, Barbara, all of King George. She also leaves behind four grandchildren: Michael Motley, Anna Langrehr and husband Barry, Ernie Lopez and Shelley Ferrell; and five great-grandchildren.
A visitation was held  Sunday, Oct. 25, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. The funeral was held at Monday, Oct. 26, at Round Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ted James officiating, and burial in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Round Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 467, King George, Va. 22485; Sgt. Nicholas C. Mason Scholarship Fund, 9337 Hickory Lane, King George, Va. 22485; or the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485.
Over the years, Gertrude enjoyed cooking and baking, and spent many days handwriting her own cookbooks. She was a good and faithful friend to all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Flossie Annella Ratcliffe

Flossie Annella Ratcliffe, 94, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Alexandria.
Miss Ratcliffe was born Feb. 5, 1915, in King George County, to the late Benjamin U. and Flossie Harris Ratcliffe.
She graduated from College Height High School, where she was the valedictorian of her class. She earned a B.S. degree from Fredericksburg State Teachers College with a major in commercial education and minors in English and social science. She was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Honorary Society, Modern Portias and the Town Girls Club.
Miss Ratcliffe taught commercial classes in several Virginia school systems before being admitted to the University of Tennessee, where she received her master’s degree. She had additional training in her field at New York University. Her last teaching position was at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.
After her teaching career, she was employed by the state department in Washington, D.C. in 1947. She spent several years in Vienna, Austria, as an instructor of secretarial subjects with the Troop Information and Educational Division of the U.S. Army. When she returned to Washington, she worked for the Agency for International Development until her retirement in 1977.
She was a member of the Episcopal church and the United States Daughters of 1812.
Survivors include two sisters, Anne R. Webb of Alexandria and Marjorie R. Morse of Fredericksburg; a brother, Raymond C. Ratcliffe Sr. of Alexandria; two nephews, Raymond C. Ratcliffe Jr. of Bowling Green and Cleland P. Ratcliffe of Franklin, Tenn.; and a niece, Anne Morse Stossmeister of Lexington, N.C.
A service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Scott Covington officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Robert John “Bobby” Emigh

Robert John (Bobby) Emigh, 51, of Greensboro, NC passed away, Saturday, October 24, 2009 at his home.  Bobby was an avid fan of all sports, but more so of football.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of Rheanell Day of King George and the late Robert Emigh and was the step-son of John Day of King George.
He is survived by one brother, David Emigh of Greensboro, NC, four sisters; Rheanell Emigh of Greensboro, NC, Cindy Lodhi and husband Farquan of Greensboro, NC, Pamela Hyles and husband Dave of King George and Suzanne Carbahal of King George.
A memorial service was held October 26, 2009 in Greensboro, NC.  Bobby’s ashes will be spread over his father’s grave at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in Aspen Hill, MD.

Area Deaths - October 21, 2009

John M. Roman

John Michael Roman, 53, of Sykesville, MD, passed away in Duck, NC on Tuesday, October 6, 2009.

Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of John Roman and the late Dorothy Stewart Roman.

He is survived by his wife, Jessie Sanders-Roman of the residence. Mr. Roman will be remembered for his appreciation of reading and love of traveling. He will be deeply missed.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Roman is survived by his father, John Roman of Frederick, MD, two sisters, Susan M. Fox and husband, Stephen of Frederick, MD,  Jane A. Nudge and husband, James of Annapolis, MD, and two brothers, James R. Roman and wife, Bonnie of Dahlgren, VA, and William G. Roman and wife, Shelly, of Sterling, VA.

A Mass celebrating the life of John M. Roman was held Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Eldersburg, Maryland. A lunch reception immediately followed the service in the church gymnasium.

Memorial donations can be made to C.O.P.D. International by visiting their Web site www.copd-international.com or by mailing to 131 DW Highway #627, Nashua, NH, 03060.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC assisted the family with arrangements.

Emily A. Howell

Emily A. Howell, 34, of Stafford County died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2009, in King George County. She was a student at George Mason University.

Survivors include two sons, Evan and Anthony; one sister, Layla Quintana of King George; her father, Doyle Howell of North Carolina; and her mother, Dorothy Stephens of North Carolina.

A funeral was held  Friday, Oct. 16, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George. Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Margaret Viola G. Hepler

Margaret Viola Goodman Hepler, 94, of King George County died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at MicAnd Assisted Living LLC, Fredericksburg.

Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Ashe County, North Carolina, she was a member of Hanover Baptist Church, King George, and was the widow of Worth D. Goodman and Leslie Hepler.

She is survived by son Thomas D. Goodman and wife Lois of Dinwiddie; daughter Flora Louise Funk of King George; son Jerry D. Goodman of King George; brother Jack Wood of Maryland; sisters Maude Burrus of Lenoir, N.C., Lula Mae Evans and Barbara Rolland, both of Elkton, Md., Hortense Coffey of Quaker Hill, Conn. and Frances Funk of Bedford; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 17, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Burial was in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

The family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Fredericksburg Branch Office, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-F1, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.

Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Charles J. Cohen

Charles J. Cohen, 98, of King George County died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Heritage Hall, King George. 

Dr. Cohen was one of the pioneers in establishing the Dahlgren naval base as an internationally recognized center of national defense research.

He  is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Westmoreland County and his daughter, Elissa Steeves, of Blacksburg.

A Baltimore native who entered Johns Hopkins University at the age of 15 and emerged with a Ph.D., Cohen began his work as a mining geologist, first in Africa and then in South America.

Beginning his career at the Dahlgren base in the 1940s, he became one of the world’s leading authorities on using large digital computers to solve critical scientific problems. He helped confirm the Earth’s pear-shaped gravitational field, which led to the development of the Global Positioning System.

During his long career at the King George County base, which ended in 1977, Cohen helped lead Dahlgren’s entry into research that was key to the development of guided ballistic missiles.

Soft-spoken and self-effacing, Cohen was held in awe by Dahlgren scientists of the 1950s and 1960s. A recent history of the base, “The Sound of Freedom,” described him as “an uncommonly gifted mathematician with keen foresight and initiative.”

An annual award named for Cohen was established this year at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division to honor excellence in science and technology.

Services and private burial will be held at a later date.

Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is in charge of the arrangements.

Viola K. Shultz Witte

Viola Kerns Schultz “Vi” Witte, 89, of Colonial Beach died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center.

Vi was born April 3, 1920, in The Plains, Fauquier County, a daughter of the late Harry and Vergi Kerns.

A graduate of Marshall High School and Strayer Business School, she worked in Mr. Starling’s law office, then at Missionhurst in Marymount as an administrative assistant, then at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in McLean as an office manager.

Vi attended St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church from its opening in the 1960s through the 1990s. She then attended St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach. She was active in the Eastern Star, Elks, Moose and American Legion. She also delivered Meals on Wheels for more than 15 years and was active within her Ebb Tide community as treasurer for nearly 20 years, assisting with all functions.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her six siblings and her husbands, Edwin Schultz and Lawrence Witte.

Vi is survived by her sons, Wayne Schultz of McLean and John Schultz of Montross; one grandson, Derek Schultz of McLean; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at noon on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Memorial Garden of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Colonial Beach, with Father Ron Okrasinski officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

Thomas Willie Jackson, Sr.

Thomas Willie Jackson Sr., 79, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Jackson was born Feb. 17, 1930, in Covington, Ala., to Jessie and Needa Carrell Jackson. He worked as a sheet metal worker and was a member of the Sheet Metal Union Local 100 in Suitland, Md.

Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Edythe Jackson, as well as a son, Thomas Willie Jackson Jr.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary Lou Jackson of King George County, Donna Lambrose of Spotsylvania County, and Janet L. Jackson of Baytown, Texas. Also surviving are five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and his “lady friend,” Hattie Bolton of King George.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home, Fredericksburg chapel, 1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23.

Interment will follow in National Memorial Park, Falls Church.

Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfuneral homefredericksburg.com.

Wilma Lindsey Clare

Wilma Lindsey Clare, 84, of Mechanicsville, formerly of King George County, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville.

She was the widow of the late Robert Logan Clare, Jr.

Born and raised in Sylvatus, she was a business teacher at King George High School for 34 years until her retirement in 1987. While there, she sponsored the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and was a chairperson for the business department. Wilma was a member of Potomac Baptist Church and the clerk for 40 years as well as a Sunday school teacher.

After retiring, she became very active in the AARP and served as a group leader for The Grand American Tours, and during that time she and her husband enjoyed traveling throughout the world. She also assisted with emergency calls for the King George Volunteer Fire Department.

Wilma is survived by three children, Alice C. Biddle and her husband, Rob, of Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte C. Snyder and her husband, Michael, of Ellicott City, Md., and Charles L. Clare and his wife, Susan, of Mechanicsville; and nine grandchildren, Jason Biddle, Tyler Biddle, Matthew Snyder, Nicholas Snyder, Natalie Snyder, Sarah Clare, Erin Clare, Cory Cumbia and Alexis Cumbia.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

A funeral will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, at Potomac Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Potomac Baptist Church cemetery.

Contributions may be made to King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va., 22485.

Online guestbook is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - October 14, 2009

Joan Louise Carosella

Joan Louise “Mrs. C” Carosella, 76, of King George County passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, in Stanardsville. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Nanny, who will be missed, is survived by her children, Denise Seton and Matthew Carosella; four grandchildren, Paul, Victoria, Jonathan and Nicolas.
Ryan Funeral Home,Ruckersville, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Paul Puckett

Jerry Paul Puckett, 70, of Fairview Beach passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009. Jerry was a native of Buchanan County and a resident of Fairview Beach for 19 years. He was the owner of Puckett Brothers Construction Co.

Jerry was a member of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division and a team member of Morgan-McClure’s Kodak Film racing team.
Jerry will be greatly missed by his family as well as his many friends because of his compassion, generosity and humor.
Jerry is survived by two children, Susan and David Puckett of Fairview Beach; three grandchildren, Wade, Willa and Kadence; four brothers, Larry Lee Puckett of Stafford County, Fred Puckett of Lancaster, Pa., Tommy Puckett of Glade Springs and Danny Puckett of Guyton, Ga.; a sister, Peggy A. Fox of Rosedale; one aunt, Lois Owens of Lakeland, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Barney, his beloved four-legged friend and travel companion.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Dollie Puckett, and a brother, Sammy Puckett.
Jerry’s family received friends Saturday, Oct. 10, and a memorial service followed at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Burial will be private.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Edward William Painter

Edward William Painter, 59, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully on Wednesday Oct. 7, 2009, at his home.
Eddie is survived by his mother, Helen V. Painter, of Fredericksburg; his daughter, Michelle Kerr, of College Park, Md.; his brother Larry W. Painter of Fredericksburg; four sisters, Dolly V. Diamond of Lovettesville, Shirley A. Conley of Dale City, Robin J. Morgan of King George County and Phyllis M. Bogley of Gaithersburg, Md; two grandchildren, Andrew and Caitlin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eddie was preceded in death by his father, William A. Painter, and his brother John L. Campbell.
Interment will be held privately at Quantico National Cemetery at a later date.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 124 Park St. S.E., Vienna, Va. 22180.
Online condolences may be expressed to Eddie’s family at foundandsons.com.

Rita Pollard Lund

Rita Pollard Lund, 59, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at her residence in Fairview Beach.
Ms. Lund was born Aug. 28, 1950, in Vallscreek, W.Va., daughter of the late Willard and the late Faye Perry Pollard. A resident of King George for the past 18 years, she previously lived in Alexandria and Arlington.
She was the wife of James W. Lund, whom she married on Dec. 30, 1969.
Ms. Lund was a wonderful, intelligent, generous and loving person with highly noteworthy abilities and achievements in many different areas of endeavor. After high school graduation, she went on to nursing school and then worked for doctors in Arlington and in Washington, D.C.
She then worked for Watergate Management Associates, which managed The Watergate in Washington.
She then worked on Capitol Hill for a congressman from Iowa. From there, she joined the White House staff in President Carter’s Domestic Policy Office. When President Carter was replaced by President Reagan, Ms. Lund was one of only a very small number of White House staff who were asked to stay to work for President Reagan.
In the Reagan White House, Ms. Lund worked for President Reagan’s Science Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
In 1983, when President Reagan’s deputy science adviser left the White House to form his own telecommunications company, he asked Ms. Lund to leave the White House and work for him. So Ms. Lund spent the next 12 years working in Washington for Telecom Futures Inc., an international telecommunications company that specialized in satellite-based telecommunications systems. During that time period, Ms. Lund traveled extensively all around the world. Her travels included multiple trips to China, beginning in 1983 when visits to China were still rare.
While working for Telecom Futures Inc., she was also a consultant to Scott Science and Technology and to Vanguard Space Corp. Both were companies in the business of launching rockets to put satellites into space.
She was a member of AIAA, NAFE, Women in Aerospace, the American Space Transportation Association, and Competitive Alliance Space Enterprise.
Ms. Lund has been recognized in “Who’s Who,” in “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” and in “Who’s Who of American Women.”
For the last 14 years, Ms. Lund worked as manager of operations and a corporate officer of Puckett Brothers Construction Co. in King George. For many years, she was also a commonwealth of Virginia marriage commissioner.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Juanita Davidson and Patricia Campbell; a brother, Donald Pollard; nephews Marty Pollard, Marcus Pollard and Norman Pollard; and a niece, Michelle Pollard.
She is survived by her husband, James Lund; a sister, Donna Knight; brothers Ronald Pollard, Norman Pollard and David Pollard; nephews Kirby Davidson, Donald Campbell Jr., Jason Pollard, Shaun Pollard, Jacob Knight and Tyler Pollard; and nieces Regina Gernatt, Cindy Carl and Madison Pollard.
A viewing was held at Covenant Funeral Service, 4801 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, on Sunday, Oct. 11.  A funeral service in her honor was held in the Fredericksburg Chapel of Covenant Funeral Service on Monday, Oct. 12.  Friends are invited to attend.
Burial will take place in Historyland Memorial Park.
Covenant Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Donald Gordon Schleigh

Donald Gordon “Donnie” Schleigh Jr., 64, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Donnie was employed by Rappahannock Regional Jail until his retirement. He was an avid Redskins and NASCAR fan.
Survivors include his two daughters, Erika Schleigh of King George County and Debra Adcock and her husband, Norwood, of Caroline County; his son, Jeff Simmons of Spotsylvania County; two sisters, Patricia S. Mills and her husband, Wayne, and Denise Gibson and her husband, Charlie, all of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
There remain several “special” people in Donnie’s life, including his uncle and aunt, Clint and Celia Payne; Maria Abel; and Nick Berrie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Alice Schleigh.
A graveside service was held  Monday, Oct. 12, in Falmouth Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday, Oct. 11, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
Online guest book is available at covenentfuneral service.com.

Helen Britt Black

Helen Britt Black, 96, of King George County died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in Colonial Beach.
Originally from Bladensburg, Md., Mrs. Black was a longtime resident of King George. She held various posts with the federal government in Washington, D.C., before retiring. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in King George and AARP. She was formerly active in TOPS and other organizations.
She was the widow of Kinchen Britt and Armand Black.
Survivors include her son, Robert Lee Britt and his wife, Constance Britt, of King George; her daughter, Violet Blythe and her husband, Bill, of Ripon, Calif.; her sister, Ruth Kiefer of Port Richey, Fla.; four grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and four stepchildren.
A funeral was conducted Monday, Oct. 12, at Shiloh Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Todd Kube and the Rev. Richard Headley officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Margaret W. Walker

Margaret W. Walker, 87, of Dahlgren passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. She was the widow of John H. Walker Jr. and also was preceded in death by her sister, Francis W. Grubbs of Richmond.
Originally from Chesterfield County, Margaret graduated from Mary Washington College in 1942. She then worked at the Naval Proving Ground in Dahlgren for 10 years as a mathematician before devoting her time to her family. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church and her interests included gardening, genealogy and reading.
She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Walker Pillis of King George County; two sons, Gregory K. Walker of Beltsville, Md., and John H. Walker III of Chesapeake; and three grandchildren, John IV, Devin and Vicky.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the L.E. Smoot Memorial Library, 9533 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485, or The American Heart Association, Greater Richmond Area, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, nashandslawfh.com, is in charge of the arrangements.


Area Deaths - October 7, 2009

Mary Sievers

Mary Sievers, 64, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She attended Agape Ministry Church in King George County.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Patricia G. Hall of Stafford; two sons, Waymon G. Shrewsbury Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Fredericksburg, and Michael J. Shrewsbury and his wife, Bonnie, of Glade Hill; two sisters, Shirley West of Delaware and Jeanetta Beer and her husband, Howard, of King George; four brothers: Johnny Hatfield and his wife, Naioma, of Davin, W.Va., Donald Hatfield and his wife, Terri, of Brandywine, W.Va., Gary Hatfield of Fredericksburg, and David Hatfield and his wife, Lisa, of Kopperston, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Jimmy and Shannon Hall of Stafford, and Waylon and Holly Shrewsbury of Glade Hill; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral celebrating Mary’s life was held Friday, Oct. 2, at Sumerduck Baptist Church in Sumerduck,  VA with Pastor Jeanetta Beer officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mary’s family at foundandsons.com.

Kathleen A. Nesbitt

Kathleen A. Nesbitt, 54, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, surrounded by her family at the home of her parents in Manasquan, N.J., after a courageous four-year battle with cancer.
She was  a resident of Fredericksburg since 1977.
Kathy was born in Neptune, N.J. She attended St. Denis Grammar School, Wall Intermediate School, and graduated in 1972 from Wall High School, where she excelled on the girls varsity basketball and track teams. She was a finalist in discus at the state track meet in 1973. She was also a member of Wall High School’s award winning military drill team. She graduated from Longwood College (now Longwood University) in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. While at Longwood, she was also a member of the women’s fencing team.
Kathy was employed by the Department of Defense, teaching physical education and Art to pre-K through eighth-grade students at Dahlgren School on the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Kathy’s commitment, enthusiasm, motivation, skills and spirit helped many students identify, plan for and reach their goals. Because of Kathy’s dedication to her field and to her students, she was named “teacher of the year” multiple times.  She retired in January 2009 after 28 years.
Kathy was also a talented artist who graciously contributed her artistic talent to the Rappahannock Youth Sympathy Orchestra Violin Project in Fredericksburg. Local artists painted retired violins that were auctioned to raise funds for this community based organization. Her patriotic and Civil War themed violins consistently brought top bids.
Kathy was predeceased by her brother, Robert B. “Bobby” Nesbitt, her maternal grandparents, James and Edith Kenyon, and her paternal grandparents, Harry and Ruth Nesbitt.
She is survived by her parents, Robert and Edith Nesbitt of Wall, N.J.; her sister, Vicki Nesbitt of Fredericksburg; her brother, Douglas Nesbitt and his wife, Stacey, of Wall; and her beloved nephews, Taylor and Keegan Nesbitt of Wall. She is also survived by our wonderful, caring friend Lisa Herr of Fredericksburg; and her little dog, Sky, and her lovebird, Nike.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Friday, Oct. 2, at St. Denis Roman Catholic Church, 90 Union Ave., Manasquan, N.J. 08736. O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35, at New Bedford Road, Wall, N.J., 07719, handled the arrangements.
Monetary donations may be made in Kathy’s name to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J., or the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany St., New Brunswick, N.J. 08903-2681.
For further information or to send condolences to the family, please visit obrienfuneralhome.com.

Rene Debets

Rene Debets, 70, formerly a longtime resident of King George County, left to join his daughter Ali in heaven Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009.
Rene was an active businessman and community member in the area for 40 years. He managed Historyland Memorial Park for over a decade and created the Faithful Friends pet cemetery and Veterans Memorial Program for which he was honored as VFW’s man of the year. He served as president of and was instrumental in starting both the King George Little League and REACT chapters. He helped bring the first cable television service to the county.
Rene was a longtime employee of Metropolitan Life Insurance, and owned Stillwagon Insurance Agency. He was an avid coin collector.
Rene leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 37 years, Nancy Debets. He also leaves his legacy behind in his sons and their spouses: William (Stephanie), Joe (Glenda) and Dan (Stephanie) and (Brenda). He was most proud of his six grandkids, Jessie, Jacob, Collin, Cody, Joe-Joe and Hunter. He will be sorely missed by all his extended family.
A memorial service to celebrate his life was held Sunday, Oct. 4, in Spotsylvania. He was laid to rest in Tioga County Memorial Gardens in Mansfield, Pa., on Tuesday, Oct. 6, with a small graveside service for family and close friends.
Arrangements are being handled by James A. Carlton Jr. Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Pa.

Annie Maude Epps

Mrs. Annie Maude Epps, 80, of King George County died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born Feb. 14, 1929, in Caroline County, the daughter of Newton Johnson and Ethel Garnett.
Mrs. Epps worked at Mount Rose Canning Co., King George, and was a member of Salem Baptist Church, King George. She was the widow of John T. Epps.
She is survived by two sons, Lawrence M. Johnson of Waldorf, Md., and Jack W. Johnson of King George; three daughters, Dorothy R. Johnson and Fannie Mae Bumbrey, both of King George, and Phyllis L. Bates of Cheltenham, Md.; two brothers, Ernest Lee Johnson of King George and Edward Johnson of Williamsburg; three sisters, Garnett Hackett of Montross, Annie Marie Berkley of Crew and Mary E. Grimes of King George; two brothers-in-law, Calvin Grimes of King George and George Berkley of Crew; two sisters-in-law, Doris Johnson of King George and Irene Johnson of Montross; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral was held Monday, Oct. 5, at Salem Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Leonard C. Bland officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Lee Funeral Home, King George.

Arnold L. Goodwin

Arnold L. Goodwin, 82, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at his home.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Quantico National Cemetery.
Memorials in his memory should be made to Mount Zion Baptist Church, 5141 Dunbrooke Road, Tappahannock, Va. 22560.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Joan Louise Carosella

Joan Louise “Mrs. C” Carosella, 76, of King George County passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2009, in Stanardsville. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Nanny, who will be missed, is survived by her children, Denise Seton and Matthew Carosella; four grandchildren, Paul, Victoria, Jonathan and Nicolas.
Ryan Funeral Home, Ruckersville, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., is in charge of arrangements.

Rosetta M. McDowney Toliver

Rosetta Mary McDowney Toliver, 95, of Colonial Beach, VA, passed away on October 2, 2009, at the James River Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center, Newport News, VA.
  She was born on August 22, 1914 in Maple Grove, VA, to the late James McDowney and Elizabeth Glascoe McDowney.  She was predeceased by her husband, John Morris Toliver and two daughters, Violet Parker of King George, VA and Margie Payton of Colonial Beach, VA.
She is survived by two sons, Morris Toliver, Fredericksburg, VA and John Toliver (Odessa), Hyattsville, MD; four daughters, Mary Smith, Elizabeth City, NC; Roberta Brooks (Willie), Lanham, MD; Mildrd Reed, Upper Marlboro, MD; and Shirley Dowell (Bobby), Hampton, VA; two sons-in-law, Charles Parker, Sr. King George, VA and Rev. Charles Payton Colonial Beach, VA; 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren; one brother, Veola McDowney (Evelyn), Fort Washington, MD; one sister-in-law, Margaret McDowney, Colonial Beach, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, VA, on Saturday, October 10.
The Home-going Service will begin immediately thereafter with Rev. James E. White, Sr., Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Lee Funeral Home, Inc., 12055 James Madison Parkway, King George, VA, 22485.

Area Deaths - August 26, 2009

Theodore Lawrence Martin

Theodore Lawrence “Ted” Martin, Jr., 93, of Stafford County, died on Monday, August 17, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA.
He is survived by two sisters, Katie Dickinson and Mildred Grigsby; two brothers, John O. Martin and Albert Martin; his children Ralph Martin, Randall and Gayle Martin, Teddy and Diana Martin, and Sally and Ron Crouch; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his stepchildren William Weddle, Jr., Michael and Cindy Weddle, James and Helen Weddle, Leonard and Carol Weddle, and Sara and Kevin Beckwith; 11 stepgrandchildren and four great-stepgrandchildren.
A visitation was held  Wednesday, August 19 at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove, VA. The funeral service was held on Thursday, August 20 at the funeral home and burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.
Online guest book available at johnsonfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

Mark Crandal Sparks

Mack Crandal Sparks, 52, of Spotsylvania County died Thursday, August 13, 2009 at his home.
Mr. Sparks attended Fork Union Military Academy and was a graduate of King George High School. He was a master electrician and the former electrical inspector for Spotsylvania County. Mack enjoyed riding his '66 shovelhead for over 20 years. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Survivors include his father, Charles K. Sparks, Sr. of King George; his brother, Charles "Kenny" Sparks, Jr. of King George; his niece, Amanda; and two special friends, Bridgette and Nicky. He was preceded in death by his mother, Audrey G. Sparks.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, August 24 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Interment will be private.

Area Deaths - September 30, 2009

Martha E. “Daisy” English

Martha E. “Daisy” English, 87, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Alexandria, passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord whom she so loved on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009.
She is survived by her loving husband, Karl English; her son, James Beck; her daughter, Kathryn Hokenson; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her pet poodle, Princess.
A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 25, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, followed by a reception at the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

John Wayne Shea

John Wayne Shea, 62, of Dahlgren died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at his residence. Born in Portsmouth, N.H., he was a retired civil service employee at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren.
Mr. Shea was a member of the Kenmore Club in Fredericksburg and Dahlgren United Methodist Church, as well as a former member of the Dahlgren Rescue Squad and the King George Jaycees.
He is survived by his three children, Kimberly Keyser and husband Gary of King George County, Kelly Daub and husband Terry of Spotsylvania Couny, and Chris Shea and wife Jenni of King George; two brothers, Lee Shea and wife Karen of Eliot, Maine, and Louis Shea of Oxford, Maine; and 10 grandchildren.
A funeral was held  Thursday, Sept. 24, at Oakland Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Cliff Hedges and the Rev. Ed Johnson officiating. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Kenmore Club.
Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Brian Christopher Burrell

Brian Christopher Burrell, 23, of Hustle died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Rappahannock Academy, the result of an automobile accident.
Survivors include his mother, Mary B. Gaines of Hustle; his father, Floyd Allen Jr. of Clinton, Md; two brothers, Shane Allen, and Floyd A. Allen, both of Alexandria; and maternal grandmother Mary J. Burrell of Tappahannock.
A funeral was held Friday, Sept. 25, at Angel Visit Baptist Church, Dunnsville, with the Rev. Russell Smith officiating. Burial followed at Good Hope Baptist Church, Dunnsville.
A visitation took place Thursday, Sept. 24, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Matilda Baker

Matilda Baker, 82, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Heritage Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in King George.
Mrs. Baker was born on June 11, 1927, in Wynne, Ark., to Julius and Margaret Becker Baker, and resided in Memphis, Tenn., for 40 years.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Baker was predeceased by her husband, William Lee Baker Sr.
She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Stevens, and husband Eric of Fredericksburg; two sons, William “Bill” Baker Jr. of King George, and David Baker of Reston; two grandchildren, Tatiana and Jacob Stevens, both of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Pat Meade of Memphis and Rita Walters and husband James of Bentonville, Ark.; brother Herman “Bill” Ballmann of Wynne, Ark.; and a sister-in-law, Dawn Ballmann of Fargo, N.D.
The family received friends  Friday, Sept. 25, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home, Fredericksburg Chapel. A mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday Sept. 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

Donald Mason Grigsby

Donald Mason Grigsby, 71, of Rollins Fork died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at his residence.
Born in Colonial Beach, Mr. Grigsby was a retired project manager at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, and was a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He also was a part-time truck farmer.
He belonged to Shiloh Baptist Church and was a member of the VFW in Colonial Beach and the American Legion in King George. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend, and will be greatly missed by all.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Doris Grigsby; his daughter, Debbie Weir and husband Tim of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Donald M. Grigsby Jr. and Darren Grigsby, both of Rollins Fork; a sister, LaVerne Patton of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Walter “Buddy” Grigsby of Colonial Beach; four grandchildren, Glenn, Lori Lea, Bryce and Blake; and great-grandchild Savannah.
A funeral was held Sunday, Sept. 27, at Shiloh Baptist Church, King George, followed by the burial in the church cemetery.
A visitation was held Saturday at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Mr. Grisby’s memory be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Morris T. “Flop” Flohr

Morris T. “Flop” Flohr I, 100, passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. He was born in York, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Romaine Spahr; his daughter, Loma Dale Norbeck; and brother Robert Flohr.
He is survived by his son, Morris T. Flohr II and his wife, Phyllis Logan Flohr, of Fairview Beach; his brother George Flohr and his wife, Geraldine, of York; five grandchildren and one stepgranddaughter; seven great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-granddaughter; and numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
While attending school, Mr. Flohr had part-time jobs delivering milk in the morning on a horse-drawn milk wagon, as well as being a newspaper delivery boy and working at a candy factory. As an adult, he was a foreman in the monotype casting room at The Maple Press. He was an active member in The Boy Scouts of America for 20 years and was recognized for his dedication by being presented the Silver Beaver award.
A funeral will held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in York. Arrangements are by Etzweiler Funeral Home, York.


Area Deaths - August 19, 2009

George A. Edwards

George A. Edwards, of North Palm Beach, Florida, passed away August 12, 2009, at the age of 78.
Born in King George County, he moved to Florida in 1956 to work for his brother Fred as an electrician. In 1958, George married Nancy Hubbard. Together, they started Edwards Electrical Enterprises in Lake Park in 1977. Although a quiet man, he was well known and well liked in the community.
After retiring in 1992, he devoted his life to restoring antique automobiles, enjoying his grandchildren, and traveling. He was a charter member of Oceanview United Methodist Church, a founding officer of the local Early Ford V8 Club, and enjoyed touring with the Veteran’s Motor Car Club. He was a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan.
He is survived by Nancy, his wife of 51 years; children: George, Jr. (Maggie) and James, of Colonial Beach; Mark of Jupiter; Stephen (Antonella) of North Palm Beach; and Wendy (Tim) of Wilmington, North Carolina. He is also survived by one sister, Olive King of King George; seven grandchildren: Nikki Edwards; Brad, Jeff, and Eric Hunt; Lexi, Taylor, and Christian Edwards; and one great-grandchild, Brandon Edwards.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 22, at Oceanview UMC, Juno Beach, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to your local hospice in his memory.

Phyllis M. Kay

Phyllis M. Kay, 49, of Rollins Fork died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at home.
She was an employee of Food Lion in Dahlgren, and a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Rollins Fork.
She is survived by her sons, Ricky R. Kay and his wife, Krystal, Eric M. Kay of Gretna and Andrew K. Kay of the home; two sisters, Dorothy K. Morris of Colonial Beach and Diane Hodge of Locust Grove; two brothers, Carlton Lee Kay of Orange County and Thomas E. Kay of Colonial Beach; six grandchildren, Anthony, Denise, Natalie, Olivia, Ricky Jr. and Aden; her best friend forever, Mary Jo Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was conducted Friday, Aug. 14, at Grace United Methodist Church with Janie Nickle officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends  Thursday, Aug. 13, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, Va. 22560.

Myrtle Pollard

Myrtle Pollard, 84, of the Battery community of Tappahannock departed this life Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, in Richmond.
She is survived by one daughter, Rose Young, and two sons, Guy Pollard and Joseph Pollard, all of Tappahannock; two sisters, Marian Taylor of Waverly and Josephine Beverly of Fredericksburg.
A funeral was conducted Friday, Aug. 14, at New Liberty Baptist Church, Beazley. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Louise Balderson Fenwick

Louise Balderson Fenwick, 89, of Dahlgren passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, in Fredericksburg.
Louise was a homemaker and a member of Nomini Baptist Church in Westmoreland County.
Survivors include a daughter, Helen F. Cook, and special friend, Bill Forrest, both of Chesapeake; six grandchildren, Keith Cook and his wife, Mary Ann, Deborah Howard and her husband, John, Sheri LeHew and her husband, Bill, Rebecca Provo and her husband, Alan, Scott Fenwick, Adam Fenwick and his wife, Debbie; 12 great-grandchildren, Maggie, Matthew, Jenny, Johnathan, Justin, Erin, Billy, Sarah, Christopher, Alexis, Emily and Preston; and two daughters-in-law, Barbara Fenwick and Denise Fenwick.
Louise was predeceased by her sons, William and David Fenwick.
A funeral was conducted Friday, Aug. 14, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Guy Mattox Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Contributions may be made to King George Fire & Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.
Online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

Barbara Owens Howland

Barbara Owens Howland, 64, of King George County passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Barbara was a retired child-care provider and a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Lynn Howland of the home; a sister, Shirley Pitts and her husband, Charles, of King George; three aunts, Dorothy Ellis of King George, Mabel Wine of Charlottesville, and Bertha Wroten of King George; a niece, Sandy Houston and her husband, Darryl, of King George; two great-nieces, Joanna and Hailey Houston of King George; and a number of cousins. She was a second mother to Kristen, Michael and Becky Monroe and "Gran" to Daniel Lee. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Carroll G. Howland.
The funeral was held Monday, Aug. 17, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Ted James officiating. Following the service, interment took place in Round Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

Jack D. Reed

Jack D. Reed, 78, of King George County died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Reed was president of Reed Equipment Co. in Fredericksburg. He attended school in Caroline County and graduated from Fishbourne Military Academy. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1951 with a degree in political science. He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by one daughter, Roslyn Lee Nuesch of Crozet; one son, William Woolfolk Reed of King George; five grandchildren, Willie, Liz, Christopher, Sabrine and Hunter; four great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Christine Oxman. He was the widower of Nancy Lee Reed.
Services and burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, General Washington Chapter 7, Box 1207, Fredericksburg, Va. 22402.

Connie Towers

Connie Towers, 82, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Morningside, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was an avid bingo player.
She is survived by three daughters, Carole L. Gardner of St. Petersburg, Fla., Charlotte Wallingsford of Colonial Beach and Catherine Shepherd of Silver Spring, Md.; two sons, Howard Gorinson of Silver Spring and Charles D. Towers of Forestville, Md.; two sisters, Marie Haydock of Illinois and Ellen Pulverenti of Florida; one brother, David L. Gates of Illinois; seven grandchildren, Angie, Johnny, Jackie, Justin, Sean, Casey, and Charles II; and three great-grandchildren, Gavin, Kaylee and Kristopher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Towers.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. A funeral will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Children's Cancer Society.

Area Deaths - Sept. 23, 2009

Richard Earl Bumbrey

Richard Earl Bumbrey, 84, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Woodmont Rehabilitation Center. He was born Dec. 22, 1924, to the Rev. Richard Harrison and Cora Winston Bumbrey of King George County.
Earl was raised and educated in the Spotsylvania County schools. He was baptized at an early age at Second New Hope Baptist Church, Spotsylvania, where he was a deacon and a member of the choir. He later joined Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), where he was a Deacon, member of the men’s chorus and Boyd’s Volunteer Chorus. He retired after 30 years of service with Sylvania Plant (FMC).
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Vernice Tyler, Serena Brown, Lena Burnette and Viola Shelton; and one brother, Veola Bumbrey.
Earl leaves to cherish his memory his devoted and loving wife of 65 years, Rosabelle Lola Bumbrey; two sons, Richard Bernard and wife Karen of Fredericksburg, and the Rev. Robert Earl and wife Terri of Stafford County; one daughter, Theresa Elizabeth Allen and husband Daniel of Spotsylvania; two devoted in-laws, Elizabeth Banks and husband Bobby, and James Preston Walker and wife Vivian; three sisters, Eliza Williams, Gertrude Wilkerson and Eunice Lewis; five sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several foster children; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral was held Sept. 18, at Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), Fredericksburg. Interment will be in Quantico National Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at albennettandsonfuneralhome.com.

Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan of Colorado Springs Colo., formerly of King George County, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, in Pen Rose Hospital in Colorado Springs.
A veteran of World War II, he had retired after 32 years of service at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren.
Survivors include his children, Cindy Ryan, Jeff Jordan and Lisa Rameret; a sister, Marguriet Morgan; four grandchildren; eight nieces; and a dear friend, Bradley Anderson.
A graveside funeral service was held Friday Sept. 18, in Historyland Memorial Park, King George. Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, is handling the arrangements.

Barnett Harrison

Barnett Harrison, 89, of Hustle departed this life Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Alberta Harrison; and three sons, Christopher A. Harrison of Richmond, Catlett N. Harrison of Arlington, and Craig L. Harrison of Richmond.
A viewing was held Sept. 18, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, and one hour before the funeral on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hustle, with the Rev. Charles Johnson, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Service of comfort is entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

Charlotte G. May

Charlotte G. May, 87, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at her daughter Norma’s home.
Mrs. May  was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had retired from Safeway Stores. An avid gardener, cook and shopper, she also loved to sew.
Survivors include her son, David C. May of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Norma M. Groves and Marie M. Sullivan, both of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Llewellen Graves of Orville, Calif., and Charles Graves of King George County; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Norman C. May.
A funeral was held Friday, Sept. 18, at Covenant Funeral Service Chapel, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Robert W. Sizemore officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

William Iva Tuppings

William Iva Tuppings, 78, of Center Cross departed this life Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in a Richmond hospital.
He is survived by one daughter, Beverly Reed and husband William of Montross; one son, Sylvester Tuppings and wife Angie of Center Cross; one sister, Mabel Taylor and husband James of Stevesville; and one brother, Raleigh Tuppings of Center Cross.
A viewing was held Sept. 18, at Union Hope Baptist Church, Center Cross, and one hour before the service held Saturday, Sept. 19, at the church, with the Rev. Alvin Hargrove, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Service of comfort is entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at washingtonfh.com.

Isaac Blair Tate

Isaac Blair Tate, 26, of Colonial Beach died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He is survived by his mother, Linda G. Tate of Colonial Beach; one sister, Marilyn D. Tate of Fredericksburg; and his maternal grandparents, Nellie Isabel Tate and William E. Tate Jr., both of Colonial Beach.
A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 19, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Deborah Straughter officiating, with burial in Historyland Memorial Park.
Service of comfort is entrusted to Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Frank Kerr

Frank Kerr, 83, of Heritage Hall, King George, formerly of Richmond, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. The body was cremated, and no service is planned. Arrangements were handled by Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.

Dr. Gerhard Kosmahly

Dr. Gerhard Kosmahly, 89, of Mineral died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation, where he was recuperating from major surgery.
A native of Germany, he immigrated to the United States with his late wife, Marga Kosmahly, and young daughter, Helga. Upon completing his medical training requirements, he started a general medical practice in 1960 in Mineral, where he practiced for over 30 years before retiring in 1992.
He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Gudrun Kosmahly; his daughter Helga K. Gallahan and her husband, William B. Gallahan, of Colonial Beach; his daughter Karen K. Wiles and her husband, Edwin O. Wiles, of Mechanicsville; three grandsons, Derek Gallahan of New York City, N.Y., Colin Gallahan of Winston-Salem, N.C., and T.J. Wiles of Baton Rouge, La.; and four great-grandchildren, Nell and Samantha Gallahan of New York City, and Will and Thomas Gallahan of Winston-Salem. Other survivors include his stepsons, Hans-Peter Loew of Germany, along with his daughter, Anna Loew Stevenson of Missouri, and  Alexander Loew of Germany.
Burial will be private, and the family would like any expressions of sympathy to be made to the Mineral Volunteer Fire Department, 201 E. First St., Mineral, Va. 23117, or the Mineral Volunteer Rescue Squad, 203 E. First St., Mineral Va. 23117.

Florence Chenault Truslow

Florence Chenault Truslow, 92, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at her residence in Gwynnfield.
She was born May 25, 1917, in Caroline County. She was the widow of Henry Lee Truslow, and the daughter of the late Headly Vicus and Maggie Lumpkin Chenault. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Taylor and Ruby Farmer, and her brothers, Rudolph, Willie, Herndon, Edgar Lee and Arthur Chenault.
Florence is survived by her daughter, Judy Allen of Gwynnfield, and her son, Kenneth Lee Truslow and his wife, Faye, of King George County. “Grandma” and “Nana,” as she was lovingly called, is also survived by her grandchildren, Karen Leigh Truslow, Jeffrey Todd Truslow and his wife, Shari, Jennifer Allen Wilson and her husband, Chris, and Laura Leah Allen; and her great-grandchildren, Brad- ley, Tyler, Juliet, Kaylee and Eli Truslow, Justin Probst and Abbie Wilson. She is also survived by one sister, Dorothy Allen of Champlain; many nieces and nephews; and a loving caregiver, Nancy Pollard.
Florence and Henry owned and operated Truslow’s Store in Champlain for 32 years. She was a lifelong member of Upper Essex Baptist Church, Country Friends, the XYZ Club and NARFE.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock. Interment will follow in Upper Essex Baptist Church cemetery.
While flowers are welcomed, memorial contributions may be made to the Cemetery Fund of Upper Essex Baptist, Box 225, Caret, Va. 22436.

Jerry V. Rollins

Jerry V. Rollins, 49, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond.
Mr. Rollins was preceded in death by his father, Henry Lee Rollins; two sisters-Carrie Taylor and Tonya Rollins; and two brothers, Stuart Taylor and Lionel Taylor.
Mr. Rollins was born May 6, 1960, and served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include a son, Antonio Johnson of King George County; his mother, Clementine Taylor of Darlington, S.C.; three sisters and their spouses, Roseland V. Grant (Harold) of King George, Saundra Walker (James) of Fredericksburg, and Amy Montes of Triangle; four brothers, William R. Taylor of Petersburg, Glenn Taylor (Marcia) of Fredericksburg, Henry Rollins (Connie) of Culpeper and Darryl Rollins of Orange; his paternal grandmother, Martha Rollins of Spotsylvania County; two granddaughters; five uncles; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a family of very special children he shared his life with, and a devoted friend, Gloria Jean Manmiller.
A funeral was conducted by the Rev. Carson M. Jackson at C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Inc., Bowling Green, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 23, with interment in the Salem Baptist Church cemetery in Jersey.
Service of comfort is entrusted to C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Bowling Green, A. Stevie Adams, funeral director.

Barbara A.Millar

Barbara A. Millar, 78, of King George County died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Annie Dovell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Millar Sr.; a stepson, Robert A. Millar Jr; a stepdaughter, Malinda Hancock; sister Jennette Fuschini; and nephew Brett Fuschini.
Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Peatross and her husband, Edgar, of Dale City, Valerie Melen and her husband, Bill, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Kelly Summerson and her husband, Phil, of King George; four sons, Michael Morehouse and his wife, Linda, of Petersburg, Larry Morehouse and his wife, Martha, of Richmond, Daniel Morehouse and his wife, Julie, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Kevin Reid of Alexandria; two sisters, June Rae of Tucson, Ariz., and Darlene Mohler of Springfield; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 14 great-stepgrandchildren; two nieces and three nephews; and a special cousin, Mary Lou Carroll of Roanoke.
A funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 23. at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Interment was  in Historyland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Lenora “Nomay” Queen

Lenora Mae “Nomay” Queen, 56, of Fredericksburg departed this life early Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She leaves in loving memory a son, Darrell Queen Sr., and his longtime friend Barbara Lewis, and a daughter, NaKeisha Queen, all of Spotsylvania County; two grandchildren, Darrell “DJ” Queen Jr. of King George County, and Dominique Quan Harris of Spotsylvania; her mother, Margaret Christopher; eight sisters, Deborah, Jerlean and Juanita Christopher, Deloris Finnie and her husband, John, Vera Craig, Estelle Peterson and her husband, Howard, Jean Williams and her husband, George, and Vivian Brooks; two brothers, Paul Christopher and his wife, Vivian, and Lindsey Washington Sr. and his wife, Carol; a sister-in-law, Millie Queen; and five brothers-in-law, Charles Queen and his wife, Beth, Richard, Mark, Thomas and James Mitchell; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 10:30a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Found & Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg,.Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be expressed to Nomay’s family at foundandsons.com.

Carlton T. Pearson

Carlton T. Pearson, 91, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. He was a charter member of Colonial Beach Moose Lodge and the Westmoreland Democratic Party.
Mr. Pearson was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Donna H. Pearson; his five daughters, Cheryl Kelly, Linda Nugent, Judy Faunce, Valerie Heflin and Kellie Pearson; two sons, Carlton S. Pearson and Drew E. Pearson; his sister, June Bartley; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Brant Hays officiating. Burial will follow in Historyland Memorial Park.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Box 212, or Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, Box 189, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

W. Steven Reed

W. Steven Reed, 81, of the Armed Services Retirement Home, Washington DC passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2009.
He is survived by a brother R. Jerrell Reed, nephew R. Dana Reed, great nephew and niece Cody and Molly Reed, as well as lifelong friends Doc and Ellie Caruthers allof Colonial Beach.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Norma “Sis” Reed.
Steve was born in Colonial Beach on February 7, 1928 where he resided until joining the U.S. Army after graduation from Colonial Beach High School.  He retired as a Master Sergeant after a career spanning 30 years.  Steve was a veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, where he retired from the Army and continued working for the U.S. State department until the end of the conflict.
Steve was a member of the American Legion Post 148 as well as VFW Post 10574 in Colonial Beach.

Martha E. English

Martha E. English, 87, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, Sept. 17, at Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Heathcare Center in Colonial Beach. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Area Deaths - August 12, 2009

James Lewis Carver

James Lewis Carver, 84, longtime resident of Spotsylvania County, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at his home.
Mr. Carver was born and raised in King George County, the son of George Thomas Carver and Fannie Shelton Carver. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Myrtis V. Carver; his sister, Beatrice Clark of Keezletown; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, George "Billy" Carver and Paul Carver, and four sisters, Esther Newton, Margaret Payne, Bernice Sullivan and Fannie Bullock.
Mr. Carver was a well-known builder and developer in the Fredericksburg area. He opened Carver's Floor Service in 1949 and over the next 50 years developed, along with several partners, many area subdivisions, including Clearview Heights, Westwood, Spring Valley, Waverly Village, Lyndale, Machodoc Harbor, South Oaks, Oakland Park, North Club, Timbers, Wilburn Farms, Sheraton Hills and Bayberry Estates.
He was active in the building associations, having served as president of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association in 1987 and 1988. He was elected a life member of the local board in 1990. He was a member of the state association and had served on the national board of home builders for seven years.
Mr. Carver was named builder of the year in the state of Virginia in 1991, and was given the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999, and elected to the state hall of fame in 2000. In 2002, he was the top spike leader in Virginia and No. 34 in the nation.
Mr. Carver was president of Fredericksburg Country Club in 1976 and again in 1978. He served on the Building Appeals Board for Spotsylvania from 1978 until 1984 and on the County Planning Commission from 1988 until 1996; and was awarded a certificate for completion of the VPI Institute for Planning Commissioners on Oct. 11, 1992.
Mr. Carver was a member of the American Contract Bridge League, having achieved life member status in 1977, and was certified as an ACBL Club Director in 1970.
He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, and a member of both Elks Lodge 875 and American Legion Post 55 for more than 50 years. Other memberships included the Disabled American Veterans, the Loyal Order of Moose, Fredericksburg Rotary Club, the Fredericksburg Rod and Gun Club, and Ducks Unlimited.
He had been active in the Stafford County Vocational Education Foundation since 1989, serving as its president for more than 10 years. In 1994, the Stafford Rotary Club presented Mr. Carver with the Vocational Service Award, and he was awarded the Prince B. Woodward Citizenship Award by the Fredericksburg-Stafford-Spotsylvania Chamber of Commerce in 1995.
A funeral was held Friday, Aug. 7, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with Pastor Willis A. Dempsey officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Pallbearers were Earl Payne, George Carver, Donald Carver, Gregory Henderson, Joe Clift and Jerry Clift.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 8330 Fletchers Chapel Road, King George, Va. 22485 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Ave., Locust Grove, Va. 22508.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Patricia Ethel Collins

Patricia Ethel Collins, 88, of King George County passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Collins was born March 24, 1921, at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, the daughter of George A. and Anna Hill Baine.
She was employed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, under Indian Affairs, teaching Native American women about their rights, until her retirement in the mid-1980s.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Collins was predeceased by her husband, Gerald, and her daughter, Anne Newton.
She is survived by a son, Gerald Collins; three granddaughters, Dana Newton, Juli Hawkins and Susan Norton; two great-granddaughters, Britney Buskirk and Chelsea Buskirk; one great-grandson, Jace Hawkins; one great- great-grandchild, Cooper Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Friday, Aug. 7, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Services, Stafford Chapel, 186 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, where a funeral service was held at 1 p.m., with interment in Stafford Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family request expressions of sympathy take the form of donations  to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., Seventh Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001.
Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompson.com.

Pastor Norman W. Jackson

Pastor Norman Wyatt Jackson Sr., 77, of Spotsylvania County died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009. He was born in King George County on Aug. 25, 1931, to the late Nimrod and Phoebe Jackson.
Survivors include his loving wife, June N. Jackson; one daughter, Cassandra Jackson of Washington, D.C.; five sons, William "Vance" Jackson of Hyattsville, Md.; Nimrod "Lance" Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, of of Fredericksburg, Craig Jackson of Landover, Md., Timothy Jackson and his wife, Shirley, of Riverdale, Md., and Freddie Jackson of Spotsylvania; five stepdaughters, Michelle Stewart of Spotsylvania, Shana White and her husband, Gregory, of Spotsylvania, Tonya Jones and her husband, Gregory, of Battle Creek, Mich., Frankie Silver and her husband, Raymond, of Spotsylvania, and Bondara Buckner of Spotsylvania; one brother, Nimrod L. Jackson of Washington, D.C.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by son Norman W. Jackson Jr. and brothers Andrew Jackson and Theodore Jackson.
A funeral was held Monday, Aug. 10, at Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), Fredericksburg. Interment was in Glyn Haven Memorial Gardens, Stafford.

Susan J. Wright

Susan J. Wright, 38 of Colonial Beach, VA died Tuesday August 4, 2009 as a result of a car accident.
She is survived by four children: Courtney Williams and husband David, of Topping, VA., Shannon Rollins of Colonial Beach, James Wright of Alexandria, VA, and Cody Wright of Alexandria, VA; her mother, Roberta "Bert" Rollins of Colonial Beach; two sisters:  Dawn Inman of Colonial Beach, and Debbie Spalding of Clearwater, FL; grandson Thomas Williams of Topping, VA and an unborn grandchild. She is also survived by her fiance Craig Trivette of King George and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, one niece, cousins, friends, and her dog, Zeus.
She was pre-deceased by her father, Tom Rollins.
A memorial service will be held from 2-4pm, Saturday, August 29, 2009 at the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.    Nash and Slaw Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

John E. "Bluebird" Toombs

John Edward "Bluebird" Toombs, 82, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Toombs was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He was a member of Fredericksburg Eagles Lodge 4123.
Survivors include his two daughters, Sharon Wilson and Judy Hall of Fredericksburg; four sisters, Jean Newcomber of Stafford County, Betty Lee Hinkel of Magna, Utah, Hilda Blakley of King George County and Joan Green of Spotsylvania County; three grandchildren, Troy Garrett, Jason Wilson and Kacey Diaz and her husband, Lucas; five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jaclyn, Justin, Shane, and Hayden; and several nieces and nephews. He also is survived his loving pet, Duke. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie H. Toombs; his parents, John J. and Eva May Toombs; and brothers James A. "Shotgun" Toombs and Charles J. "PeeWee" Toombs.
A funeral was held Sunday, Aug. 9, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Willie B. Guill officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were James F. Blakley, Lucas Diaz, Glenroy Green, Tyler Lee, Rutledge Webb and Jimmie R. Blakley.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Pauline Bowman Callis

Pauline Bowman Callis, 58, of Montross died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.
Mrs. Callis is survived by her husband, Roger "Kenny" Callis; two daughters, Gwendolyn Jewel Selfe of Tappahannock and Carrie Beth Gregory of Warsaw; five grand-   children; her mother, Virginia Richards of Oldhams; and five sisters, Mary DeAtley of Colonial Beach, Estelle Myers of Wichita, Kan., Ann Church of Colonial Beach, Brenda Schools of Warsaw and Linda Patterson of Orange County.
A funeral was conducted  Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel, with burial following in Currioman Baptist Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Hilda Bronner, Box 65, Haynesville, Va. 22472.

George Curtis Marshall

George Curtis Marshall, 94, of Igo in King George County, passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, in King George.
Curtis was a lifelong farmer in King George and a member of Potomac Baptist Church, as well as an avid hunter and fisherman.
Curtis is survived by a daughter, Wanda C. Marshall Owens and her husband, James, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Norman Marshall and his wife, Mary, of King George; three sisters, Juanita Sutton and her husband, Irwin, of North Carolina and Fannie Heimer and Virginia Purks, both of King George; a brother, Iviason Marshall of King George; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Curtis was the former husband of Margaret Mullen Marshall and Mildred Marshall.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Potomac Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Newton and the Rev. Willis Dempsey officiating.. Following the service, interment will take place in Potomac Baptist Church cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Potomac Baptist Church, Box 701, King George, Va. 22485.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at nashandslawfh.com.

Area Deaths - September 16, 2009

Charles “Charlie” D. Slick

Charles “Charlie” Donald Slick, 79, succumbed to complications from COPD Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was born Sept. 7, 1929, in Chester, Pa., but primarily resided in the Fredericksburg area and Baltimore, Md.
In 1946, he received an honorable discharge from the United States Coast Guard, and for 50 years continued to serve in the American Merchant Marine. Donald was one of the many veterans who served and died while still waiting for Congress to approve benefits granted to other World War II veterans but thus far denied to merchant mariners. He was a member of the Spotsylvania Baptist Church.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Estelle Slick, and his dearest friend, Marjorie Massey. He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Yvette Cropper, her husband, John, and their son, Justin, all of Dover, Pa.; grandson Brandon Myers and his wife, Madelyn, of Redline, Pa.;  his sister, Jane C. Pomeroy and her husband, Art; brother Ted W. Slick; nephew Thomas F. Coghill and his wife, Teresa Nagy; niece Daurne Coghill; nephew Troy Coghill and Kristin Pacello; niece Tish Coon, and her husband, Tom; nephew Eric Pomeroy and Wanda Sanders; nephew Justin Pomeroy; nephew Wade Puckett; nephew Stacy Payne; cousin and dear friend Ollie K. Stephens, and his cousin Dorothy Stephens; and devoted friends Cindy Lynard, Jennifer Massey and Jeremy Farmer, and Dick and Linda Westerburg. Also surviving is his cat, Sissy.
Mr. Slick donated his remains to the State Anatomical Program in Richmond; there will be no formal funeral service. However, those wishing to make a memorial contribution, we encourage to do so to the organization of one’s choice. Plans for a memorial service are not yet determined, but will be communicated when the details are confirmed.
Donald was an adventurous man with a wide range of talents, including flying small aircraft, bricklaying, television repair, collecting Indian artifacts and playing guitar.
He spent his life at sea but would come ashore occasionally to touch our lives and make indelible impressions on us all. His stories of strange lands and escapades were endless and seldom in need of embellishment to entertain.
He was a larger-than-life character with a constant Cheshire grin, a quick wit, a gorilla heart, and an undeniable charm--he was hard to resist. Donald was a man of great humor and vitality--he will be deeply missed by those touched by his spirit.

Maude Elizabeth Taylor

Maude Elizabeth Taylor, 57, of King William departed this life Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at a local hospital.
She is survived by one daughter, Bonita Martin and her husband, Tony, of King William; two sisters, Ernestine Watts and Lois Brooken; and five brothers, Archie, Robert, Ernest, Kevin and Terry.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Gethsemane Baptist Church in King William,with the Rev. Ruben Carter, pastor, officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.
Service of comfort was entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at washingtonfh.com.

Charles Bernard Tate

Charles Bernard Tate, 53, of Richmond and formerly of Westmoreland County, departed this life Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at a Richmond hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Ware Tate, and one daughter, Tiffany Nicole Tate, both of Richmond, and his brother, Tony Shelton of Montross.
Viewings were held Friday, Sept. 11, at Washington Funeral Home, 1404 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, and again at Siloam Baptist Church, Montross.  The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 12, at Siloam Baptist Church, with the Rev. Connie Jones, pastor, officiating.  Interment followed in the Tate’s family cemetery.
Service of comfort was entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at washingtonfh.com.

Patricia Tyler Kerr

Patricia Tyler Kerr, 75, of Colonial Beach passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, in Fredericksburg. Patricia retired from the Naval Space Command at NSWC, Dahlgren.
She is survived by two daughters, Catherine A. Gorfida and her husband, Michael J., of Colonial Beach, and Tracy K. Sivak and her husband, John A., of King George County; six grandchildren, Jason P. Lasher and his wife, Tracy, Christopher J. Lasher and his wife, Kristen, Alexander R. Gorfida, Madison A. Gorfida, Jacob T. Sivak and Ryan D. Sivak; and four great-grandchildren, Riley A. Lasher, Tyler C. Lasher, Trent J. Lasher and Travis A. Lasher.
Patricia was the widow of Smith Peter Kerr III.
A funeral Mass was celebrated  Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Jerome Magat officiating. Burial will be private.
Contributions may be made to Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va., 22443.
Online guestbook is available at nashandslawfh.com

Wallace Shelton, Sr.

Wallace Shelton Sr., 84, of Tappahannock departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, in a Richmond Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Bertharine Shelton; one daughter, Barbara Vaughan of Dunnsville; six sons, Wallace Shelton Jr., Michael Shelton, Rodney L. Shelton, Wayne T. Shelton and Antonio Shelton, all of Tappahannock, and William A. Shelton of Richmond.
A viewing was held  Friday, Sept. 11, at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock, and again one hour before the funeral on Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. John Baptist Church, in DeSha, with the Rev. Linwood Jones, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Service of comfort was entrusted to the Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at washingtonfh.com.

Edward F. Jones

Edward F. Jones, 89, of Dahlgren died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Farnham Manor in Farnham.
Born in Jenkintown, Pa., Mr. Jones was a graduate of Penn State and Eastern Baptist Seminary in Philadelphia. He retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center as a mechanical engineer, and having served as pastor at churches on the Eastern Shore. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha W. Jones.
Mr. Jones was a very caring and giving man who touched many lives. He was a member of Westmoreland Independent Baptist Church.
He is survived by one son, Alcova W. Jones and his wife, Janice; three stepgrandchildren, Arlie Roberts, Della Docherty and Angela Mock; and many great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Sunday, Sept. 13, at Westmoreland Independent Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Warnick and the Rev. Ken Overby officiating.  Burial was in St. Peter’s Church cemetery, Oak Grove.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, is in charge of the arrangments. Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Mildred Henderson Pitts

Mildred Henderson Pitts, 84, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.
She was the daughter of the late Murray T. and Ellie S. Henderson. She was a lifelong member of Currioman Baptist Church, and had retired as a florist at Bridget Bouquet, formerly known as Earlene’s Flowers in Montross.
Mildred was a loving daughter, sister, mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband, W. Buren Pitts; two sons, William Murray Pitts and his wife, Meredith Ann, of Rockville, Md., and Stephen Buren Pitts and his wife, Deborah, of Montpelier; two grandchildren, Stephen Corey and Kellie Marie; and two great-grandchildren, Emily Madison and William McCormally. She also leaves behind one sister, Lois H. Doleman of Montross; and three nieces, Sherry Stuart and her husband, Charlie, Lois Lynn Hazelwood and her husband, Ernie, and Susan Halley and her husband, Larry.
A funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Currioman Baptist Church, Zacata. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends Monday, Sept. 14, at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Currioman Baptist Church Cemetery Endowment Fund, c/o Brenda Riley, Box 841, Montross, Va. 22520.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell, 42, of Brandywine, Md., passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at a southern Maryland hospital.
He was the son of Alvin and Doris Campbell. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Kimberly Campbell.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Colonial Beach.
Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home of Warsaw has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Catherine Marie Doerr

Catherine Marie Doerr, 89, of Colonial Beach died Monday, Sept. 14, after a long illness, succumbing to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease.
She was the widow of Clement M. Doerr and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law: Tim and Sally Doerr of Westfield, N.J., Fred and Elva Doerr of Germantown, Md., Jim and Bucky Doerr of Colonial Beach, and Bob and Sharon Doerr of Lake Jackson, Texas. She also is survived by two siblings, Dorothy Fulfer of Burleson, Texas, and Hugh Higgins of Cleburne, Texas. She was preceded in death by sister Betty Jones.
A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Scottie Jackson officiating. Further services and burial will be in Cleburne, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Doerr’s memory may be made to Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 840/493-6130.
Online condolences may be made at nashandslawfh .com.

Area Deaths - August 5, 2009

Deaconess Margie Payton

Deaconess Margie Payton, 70, of Colonial Beach died Friday, July 24, 2009, at Genesis Heath Care Center, Arlington.

She was the wife of Pastor Charles V. Payton, and the first lady of Morning Star Baptist Church in Montross.

A funeral was conducted  Wednesday, July 29, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach.

Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, Warsaw, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Robert Mason Sealy

Robert Mason Sealy, 82, of Spotsylvania County died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at his home.

Mason was born in the Partlow area of Spotsylvania to the late Robert and Ivy Sealy. He was a 1944 graduate of Spotsylvania High School, and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served two years during World War II. He was a member of Sylvania Heights Baptist Church. Mason worked for 30 years in the accounting department of the FMC plant, and 27 years at Fredericksburg Auto Auction. He was a member of Elks Lodge 875 for 53 years. He was an avid softball player and manager, having played in the FMC league and the Fredericksburg City Fast Pitch League. He later managed and played with W.L. Allen Concrete (Allen's A's). Mason managed and played on several teams that won local and state titles.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Christine B. Sealy; his daughter Janice Sealy of Spotsylvania; his grandson Richard M. Pates of Beaverdam; his great-grandson, Cole Mason Pates of King George County; his brother Frank Sealy and his wife Linda of Fredericksburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Reta Sealy Pates; a grandson, Dennis Lee Beall Jr.; and a brother, Louis Elwood Sealy.

A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Paul Harfst officiating. Burial with military honor  followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Wayne Kellum, Glenroy Green, Bobby Frank Sealy, Matthew Sealy, Ronnie Jordan and Kevin Jordan.

Online guestbook at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Eugene B. Benson, Jr.

Eugene B. Benson Jr., 68, of Glen Allen passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, after a lengthy illness.

He is survived by his children, Donna Durrett and her husband, Hunter Jr., of Bumpass and Dale Benson and his wife, Melissa, of Milford; his grandchildren, Kristina Durrett and Dale Benson Jr.; one brother, Bobby Benson of Glen Allen; and one sister, Frances Thorpe of Colonial Beach.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Sr. and Carlotta Benson; and two brothers Paul Sr. and Franklin Benson.

The family received friends   Sunday, Aug. 2, at Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland.

A graveside service was held Monday, Aug. 3, in Pohick Episcopal Church cemetery, Lorton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Lung Foundation.

June Elizabeth Edgell

June Elizabeth Edgell, 83, of King George County died Friday, July 31, 2009, at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, Md.

Born in Indian in Tazewell County on June 1, 1926, to the late Lawrence and Oakley Rose, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Edgell, and her three brothers, Cecil, Glen and Finley Rose.

Mrs. Edgell graduated from Big Creek High School in War, W.Va., and worked at the Naval theSurface Warfare Center in Dahlgren before retiring.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Edgell, of Fredericksburg; her daughter, Kathy Riffe, of Moucks Corner, S.C.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

She loved to play golf and was a past club champion at Dahlgren Golf Course. She was a member of Hanover Baptist Church.

Over the past several years, June's ability to work around her house and to travel was limited. Still, she was looked after quite well by her dear friends, especially neighbors Rondal Eller and Billy Polen.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with a memorial service following immediately at 7 p.m.

Donations in June's memory may be made to King George Fire & Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.

Online condolences may be posted at nashandslawfh.com.

Danny L. Williams

Danny L. Williams, 56, of Milford died Friday, July 24, 2009, in Colonial Beach of an apparent heart attack.

He was employed for 16 years in the maintenance department for King George County schools.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Williams; one son, Derek Williams; three daughters, Danielle Wil liams, Fortune Williams and Camilla Williams; and one grandson, Daveon Purce, all of King George. He also leaves behind his mother, Madeline Williams of Milford; five sisters, Jacqueline Williams of Woodford, Ada Ferguson of Dawn, Janice Kilgore of Ruther Glen, Saundra Williams of Manassas and Audrey Hammonds of Fayetteville, N.C.; and two brothers, Robert Williams of Milford and David Williams of Fredericksburg.

A funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Old King George High School Auditorium, 8246 Dahlgren Road.  Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.

Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online guestbook at brooksfuneralhome.com

Donald G. Kline

Donald G. Kline, 79, of King George County passed away, Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. Out-of-state funeral arrangement information is available at foundandsons.com.

David Franklin Drummond

David Franklin Drummond, 67, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Henrico Doctors' Hospital in Richmond.

David was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Fredericksburg, to the late Dorsey Jehu and Elizabeth Jeanette Barnes Drummond.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jo Ann M. Drummond; his son, David F. Drummond Jr., and his wife, Ashley F. Drummond, of Colonial Beach; one brother, Dorsey J. Drummond Jr., and his wife, Joy K. Drummond, of Mt. Holly; one sister-in-law, Joan D. Drummond of Colonial Beach; two granddaughters, Caitlin Dawn Drummond and Elizabeth Rose Drummond of Colonial Beach; one grandson, Jacob Curtis Van Duyn of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by two sisters, June Drummond and Jean Edwards, and brother James Barnes Drummond.

David was a 1959 graduate of Oak Grove High School, in Oak Grove, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 until 1965, serving aboard the USS Lowry during the Vietnam War and Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of the Westmoreland Jaycees and was a fan of car racing and classic cars.

David was employed for 33 years at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, until his retirement in January, 1997. He then served as trustee and custodian at Colonial Beach Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Bell Tower Sunday school class.

The family received friends Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church. Burial will be in Historyland Cemetery, King George.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Colonial Beach Baptist Church, Box 27, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, or Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Online condolences may be posted at nashandslawfh .com.

Area Deaths - Sept. 2, 2009

Mary D. Mudd

Mary D. Mudd, 95, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in Colonial Beach.
The widow of Clarence E. Mudd, Mrs. Mudd was a retired cafeteria manager at Colonial Beach schools and also was the former owner and operator of Mudds Snack Bar on the Colonial Beach boardwalk. She also was involved in various town activities.
She is survived by five sons: Robert L. Bradel and wife Joice of Lenoir, N.C., Charles E. Mudd and wife Sandra of Colonial Beach, Danny A. Mudd and wife Belinda of King George County, Clarence E. Mudd of Dahlgren and William E. Mudd of Lenoir; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and also a number of great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 29, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with Johnny Almond officiating. Interment was in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Contributions in Mrs. Mudd's memory may be made to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va, or to a charity of one's choice.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Edwin Veolo Hutt, Sr.

Edwin Veolo Hutt Sr., 91, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, in Newland after a brief illness.
Mr. Hutt was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Neenah, the son of J. Edwin Hutt and Helen Caruthers Hutt. He was preceded in death by son Edwin V. Hutt Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Ann L. Hutt; his children, Merrill B. Hutt, Mike and Debbie Hutt, William and Connie Hutt, Roger and Kathleen Hutt, Robin-Hutt-France, and Keith Morris; and his grandchildren: Maria and Adam Clarke; Jeffrey Dean Jones; Jessica, Hudson, Morgan Hutt, Michael Hutt, Drew and Annie Hutt; Heather and R.J. Hutt; and Amanda and Josh Morris.
Mr. Hutt was the owner-operator of A to Z Antiques in Tappahannock, and the former owner-operator of Northern Neck Tire and Recapping in Warsaw and Kilmarnock. He was a longtime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and current senior warden. He was an active member of the Northern Neck District Boy Scouts for the past 50 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Mr. Hutt touched many lives through his volunteer work with Little League, Boy Scouts and church activities. He was truly loved and will be missed by his family and friends.
His family received friends at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel, Montross and his funeral was held Friday, Aug. 28, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Nomini Grove.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in care of Daniel Hutt, 1819 Neenah Road, Montross, Va. 22520.

James D. Garner

James D. Garner, 95, of Stafford County died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009.
Mr. Garner was a native of Stafford County and the son of Daniel "Lucky" and Blanche Garner. He was the oldest and last surviving of eight children.
Mr. Garner had retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, after 28 years. He enjoyed Stafford County politics and was an avid gardener.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Bowie Garner.
Survivors include his son, Bobby Garner and his wife Patricia of Stafford; two grandchildren, Ricky Garner and his wife Diana of Georgia, and Trina Rodriguez and her husband Carlos of Spotsylvania County; two step-great-grandchildren, Amanda Rodriguez and Michael Rodriguez; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Saturday, Aug. 29, at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Dr. Robert W. Sizemore officiating.
Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, or to Fairview Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund, 900 Charlotte St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Stewart S. Wilkins

Stewart Sylvester Wilkins, 54, born in New York City, resident of Fredericksburg and retired gunny sergeant of the United States Marine Corps, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Wilkins was preceded in death by his parents, Saul and Sarah Wilkins.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Simien-Wilkins; his sons, Jonathan Wilkins and daughter-in-law Katoia of Ohio, and Fred Wilkins of Alexandria; his daughters, Shawntae Wilkins-Wright and her husband, Abdul Wright, of New York, Thelma Wilkins in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Japan, and Chardonnay Wilkins of Richmond; his stepdaughter, Tezshera Downey of Montross; his stepson, Cree Parris of Fredericksburg; three granddaughters, Mackenize Wright, Michaela Wright and Kaia Wilkins; two grandsons, Jakhye Wilkins and Jaice Wilkins; five sisters; one brother; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel. Interment will follow at noon in Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Lung Cancer Foundation, 222 N. Midvale Blvd., Suite 6, Madison, Wis. 53705.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Kathy Sawdy

Kathy Sawdy, 56, of King George County passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, in Richmond.
Kathy was a retired librarian at the Aegis Data Center, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening and crafts.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Mert Sawdy, of the home; a son, Brian Sawdy and his wife, Angelia, of King George; a daughter, Kristin Gagliardo, and her husband, Peter, of King George; three sisters, Donna Reedal and her husband, Steve, of King George, Wendy McKinnon and her husband, Ed, of King George, and PJ Harrison and her husband, Ted, of Kansas City, MO.; two brothers Ralph Moses and his wife, Diana, of King George and Tom Rice of Waynesboro; stepfather Johnnie Rice of King George; two grandchildren, Brandon Sawdy and Johanah Gagliardo of King George; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Historyland Memorial Park, King George, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the:  American Cancer Society,  c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA 22485.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com

Dolores Ann Shifflett

Dolores Ann Shifflett, also known as Annie, has gone to be with Jesus.
She was so loved and will be missed by her children; John, Deborah, Wayne, David, and Karen. She is also leaving behind 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She also leaves her little dog Phoebe.
A viewing was held at Lee’s Funeral Home in Clinton, Md, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. followed by interment in Washington National Cemetery in Suitland Maryland.
Donations can be made to Hospice in Fredericksburg, Va.

Area Deaths - July 29, 2009

Jessica R. Gohring

Jessica Ruth Gohring, 23, of Bronx, N.Y. passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009, in King George County.
Jessica was a recent graduate of Hofstra University in Long Island. She loved all sports and was a member of the MetNY U23 rugby team.
She is survived by her parents, Edward and Doris Gohring of King George; a brother, Michael Arthur Gohring Sr. of King George; and her paternal grandparents, Roger and Amy Gohring of Ceres, Calif.
A funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Ted James officiating. Burial will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
A visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485 or to American Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at nashandslawfh.com.

Michael A. Gohring

Michael Arthur "Little Man" Gohring Jr. 5, of King George County passed away Saturday, July 25. 2009.
He was a student at King George Elementary School.
Survivors include his parents, Michael A. Gohring Sr. and Loretta L. Hamilton, a sister, Breanna Hamilton, and a brother, Dustin Hamilton, all of the home; maternal grandparents, Robert L. Pitts and Linda S. Pitts of King George, and Edward W. Gohring and Doris B. Gohring of King George; paternal great-grandparents, Roger and Amy R. Gohring of Ceres, Calif.
A funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Ted James officiating. Burial will follow in the Ferrell family cemetery on Pine Hill Road in King George.
A visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the funeral home.
Contributions may be to Round Hill Baptist Church, Box 467, King George, Va. 22485.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at nashandslawfh.com.

Dr. Timothy O. Smith

Dr. Timothy O'Neal Smith, 53, of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Dahlgren, died Friday, July 17, 2009, at his residence. He was the son of the late Olie Smith.
He is survived by his mother, Pearl Smith of Dahlgren; his two sisters, Gretna Y. Smith of Virginia Beach and Amy R. Smith of Spotsylvania County; and his brother, Thomas J. Louden of Fredericksburg.
A graduate of King George High School, Dr. Smith attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He earned his master's degree and Ph.D. at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Timothy was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha and a charter member of its Fredericksburg chapter.
A funeral was held at Saturday, July 25, at Union Shiloh Baptist Church, Laneview, with the Rev. Frederick Young officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Online guestbook is available at brooksfuneralhome.com

Dorothy Anne Glass

Dorothy Anne Glass, 70, of Greenville, PA passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 22,2009 at UPMC Horizon, Greenville.  She was born on August 27, 1938 in Greensburg, PA to her parents, Thomas and Dorothy (Klingensmith)Chalmers.  She was a 1955 graduate of Greensburg Salem High School.
She was a member of Greenville Alliance Church, where she previously served as Deaconess.  Her interests included painting, reading, needle work, ceramics, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Glass, whom she married on January 21, 1956 and who passed away on January 7, 2006; her parents; and a brother, Kenneth Chalmers.
Surviving Dorothy is her family, including three daughters, Cindy Kyle and husband Tim of Mercer, PA, Sharry Holdren and husband Jay of Raleigh, NC and Deb Campman and husband Bob of Greenville; three sons, Richard "Chip" Glass and wife Bobbette of New Castle, PA, K. Daniel Glass of Greenville, and Rev. David Glass and wife Lisa of King George, VA; her mother, Dorothy Chalmers of Greenville; a sister, Patty Hall of Greenville; sixteen grandchildren including, Rick Glass, Bobby Glass, Marlie Glass, Polly Kyle, Britten Holdren, Dru Holdren, Kolby Holdren, Tate Holdren, Evie Holdren, Mazie Holdren, Nickie Campman, Cristi Campman, Liz Campman, Karissa Glass, Isiah Glass, and Lila Glass; a great-grandchld Samuel Campman.
A Funeral and Committal Service was held Saturday, July 25th at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Colonial Funeral Home in Greenville, PA with the Rev. David Glass, son of the deceased officiating.  Burial was in Delaware Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Mahaffey Christian Camp and Conference Center, PO Box 277, Mahaffey, PA., 15757.

Charles E. Scranage

Charles E. "Eddie" Scranage, 88, of King George County passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Minerva Scranage of King George; one son, Donald C. Scranage of Oxon Hill, Md.; one daughter, Elaine Ward of Lorton; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Perry Scranage Sr. of King George; and four sisters, Juanita Washington, Margie Bumbrey and Pansy Bumbrey, all of King George, and Mary Clark of Richmond.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30, at Little Ark Baptist Church, Owens, with the Rev. Dr. Michael T. Bell officiating. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, in Quantico National Cemetery.His remains may be viewed from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. The family will receive friends thereafter from 7 to 8 p.m.

Earl Clyde Conway

Earl Clyde Conway, 65, of King George County died Monday, July 20, 2009, at his home.
He is survived by one brother, Warren Conway and his wife, Hattie, of Stafford County; and two sisters, Hilda White of King George and Jeanette Canada and her husband, Willie, of Fredericksburg.
A memorial service was held  Tuesday, July 28, at Bailey Funeral Home, Fredericksburg.

Cornelia Charlotte Mundy

Cornelia Charlotte Mundy, 70, known as "Aunt Connie" to many folks, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Jeanette Mundy; one sister, Lena Errico and one nephew, Charles M. Mundy.
Born Oct. 14, 1938, in New York City, she moved to King George County and attended Mary Washington College, graduating with a degree in mathematics. She worked many years at the Naval Weapons Laboratory in Dahlgren (now known as the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division). She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in King George.
She is survived by her brother, Dr. Charles B. Mundy and wife Elsie; her nieces and nephews Cindy Mundy and husband David Cochran, Christine Mundy and husband Donald Combs, Claude Mundy and fiancee Patricia Vickers, Cary Mundy and lifelong companion Greg Kelley, Michelle Mundy and husband Charles M. Mundy, Frank Errico and wife Jenny, and Tina Errico. She is also survived by her beloved dog Angel.
A funeral was held Tuesday, July 28, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, 11089 James Madison Parkway (U.S. 301), King George, with the Rev. Michael D. Finn-McKenzie officiating. Burial  followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg.
Miss Mundy, an animal lover, requested that all contributions be made, in her name, to the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408.
An online guest book is available at nashandslawfh .com to leave personal messages for family and friends.

Dorothy E. Thomas

Dorothy E. Thomas, 90, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at Sunrise of Severna Park, Md. She was the widow of Lloyd B. Thomas.
A retired bookkeeper for the state of Maryland, she was the former treasurer and an active member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Elliott and Larry C. Thomas; three daughters, Carol Whittington, Kathy Stelle and Eileen Weaver; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Helen Hennig. She was preceded in death by son Jeffrey Elliott and great-granddaughter Sabrina Barony.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Fort Myer Chapel (adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery), with interment in Arlington National Cemetery. A memorial service for Mrs. Thomas will be held at Colonial Beach United Methodist Church at a later date.
Contributions in Mrs. Thomas' memory may be made to Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, 1 Washington St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online condolences may be made at hardestyfuneral home.com

Rhonda Bryant-Kidwell

Rhonda Bryant-Kidwell, 37, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, July 24, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Rhonda was a homemaker, and is survived by her husband, Ryan Kidwell, and her two daughters, McKayla Bryant and Toni Kidwell, all of the home; her father, Danny A. Bryant; her mother and stepfather, Pamela Bryant-Scruggs and Willie Scruggs; and a brother, Kevin R. Bryant.
A funeral was held Wednesday, July 29, at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Colonial Beach. Burial will be private.
Online condolences may be expressed at nashandslawfh.com.

Danny L. Williams

Danny Larry Williams, 56, of King George County died Friday, July 24, 2009, in Colonial Beach. He was born in Sparta, VA, June 29th, 1953 and lived in Milford, Va.
Visitation is scheduled from Noon to 8p.m. on Friday, July 31st with  the family receiving friends from 7-8p.m. at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, 25662 A.P. Hill Blvd, Port Royal, VA.
A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, August 1st, 2009 at 11:00a.m. at the Old King George High School, 8246 Dahlgren Road, King George.  Remains may be viewed one hour prior to the service.  
Burial will be at Historyland Memorial Park, King George immediately following the service.
Online guestbook available atbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

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