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Area Deaths - February 4, 2009

Doris J. Weeks Cropper

 Doris Jeanette Weeks Cropper, 63, of King George County died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Cropper was the widow of Charles N. Cropper.
   Survivors include her son, Robert N. Cropper; daughters, Vicky Cropper, Amy Peyton and Doris Shannon; three brothers; one sister; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles N. Cropper Jr.
   A funeral was held Friday, Jan. 30, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park.
   Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association Memorials Program Processing Center, Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.
   Online guest book available at covenantfuneral service.com.

John R. Lewis

   John R. Lewis, 67, of Callao died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at his home.
   Mr. Lewis was employed by Hoover Treated Wood Products of Milford for 26 years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Linda J. Lewis, and a brother, Donald L. Lewis.
   Survivors include his parents, George N. and Thelma R. Hales of Colonial Beach; two sons, Mel Boone of Carmichaels, Pa., and Shawn Boone and his wife, Tammy, of Warsaw; three sisters, Gloria H. Fowler of Colonial Beach, Sylvia Rollins of King George County and Wanda Lewis of Colonial Beach; and two grandchildren, Austin and Abigail Boone, both of Warsaw.
   His funeral was Friday, Jan. 30, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Danny Maupin officiating. Burial was in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colonial Beach Humane Society, 6 North Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443; or to a favorite charity.
   Online condolences may be posted at nashandslaw fh.com

Brandon Lee Summers, Jr

   Brandon Lee Summers Jr., 6 weeks old, of King George County, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
   He is survived by his loving parents, Brandon and Donna Summers; six sisters, Katie and Briana Johnson, Aitxsa and Alexsis Rohena, Brandy Abraham and Delilah Summers; her uncles, Robert Trautman, Chris Trautman and Bryan Greene; her aunts, Brooke Goodman and Amanda Greene; her grandparents, Mary Hiser of King George County and John and Laura Greene of South Hill.
A service was held  Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Esther M. Newton

   Esther M. Newton, 96, of the White Oak area of Stafford County, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Woodmont Center.
   Mrs. Newton was the widow of Archie Newton and a member of Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include her son, Alfred Gordon Newton and his wife, Ruby, of King George County; her two daughters, Shirley Seay and her husband, Clifton, of Stafford, and Betty Jubb and her husband, Kenneth, of Colonial Beach; her brother, James Lewis Carver of Spotsylvania County; her sister, Beatrice Clark of Keezletown; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Bobby Newton.
   A funeral was held  Friday, Jan. 30, at Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial  followed in the church cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
   Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Abbie Henderson Flippo

   Abbie Henderson Flippo, 86, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Woodmont Center. She was the widow of her beloved husband of 56 years, C. Lee Flippo.
She was born in King George County, a daughter of the late Watson S. Henderson Sr. and Effie Henderson. She worked at FMC until it closed.
   In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Watson S. Henderson Jr. and Joseph Henderson.
Abbie is survived by her four sisters, Helen Eastridge and Roberta Cox, both of Stafford County, Myrtis Carver and her husband, James, of Spotsylvania County and Nancy Dobbins and her husband, Lewis, of Phoenix, Ariz.; her three brothers, James Henderson of Spotsylvania, David Henderson, and his wife, Lucille, and Levert Henderson and his wife, Juanita, all of Stafford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held  Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Staddan officiating. Burial  followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 1501 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
To send a condolence to the family, please visit mullinsthompson.com.

Area Deaths - January 28, 2009

Jeanne H. Johnson

Jeanne H. Johnson, 54, of Spotsylvania County died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at her home.
Survivors include her husband, T. Shane Johnson; two sons, Joseph Shane Reynolds of Laconia, N.H., and Casey Scott Ratliff and his fiancee, Sarah E. Karas of Spotsylvania; two daughters, Trisha Rae Harrington of Fredericksburg, and Aubrey Ruth Tzortzinis and her husband, Nicholas, of King George County; her mother, Eunice N. Wood and stepfather, Harold Wood, of Virginia Beach; a brother, Larry Eugene Hall of Virginia Beach; a sister, Peggy Finegan and her husband, Stephen, of Floral City, Fla.; and seven grandchildren: Corbin Neil King, Avery Taylor King, Madison Paige Reynolds, Joshua David Reynolds, Kaia Laurana Wood, Phoebe Aliza Reynolds and Liam Scott Ratliff.
A memorial service was held  Thursday, Jan. 22, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment will be private.
Memorial may be made to the Children's Cancer Foundation, Inc., 1052 Flagtree Lane, Baltimore, Md. 21208.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Betty M. Ballard

Mrs. Betty Merryman Ballard, 66, of Spotsylvania County passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born Oct. 27, 1942, in King George County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Sr. and Murnie Merryman. She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Elmer and Edward Merryman.
Betty is survived by her son, Ronald Ballard and his wife, Tiffaney, and her granddaughter, Amber, all of Stafford County; her daughter, Traci Smith, and her grandson, Dylan, of Saluda.
She also is survived by one brother, Robert Merryman Jr. of King George County; five sisters: Helen Green and Judy Harding, both of King George, Ruth Bowie of Stafford, Alice Houser of Spotsylvania and Shirley Jewell of Alexandria; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at  Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family is being served by Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

Everett D. Carrington

Everett Donovan Carrington 94, a longtime resident of 1109 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Woodmont Center.
Mr. Carrington was a native of Kentucky and was the son of Luther A. Carrington and Anna Riley Carrington. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II. Following his time in service, Mr. Carrington worked for the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren for over two decades, retiring in 1983. He was a longtime member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church and Fredericksburg Elks Lodge 875.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 67 years, Lucille B. Carrington; devoted daughter Diane Carrington of Fredericksburg; niece, Betty B. Cwiklinski and husband, David, of Richmond; three nephews, Bowie Brooks, Brad Bowie and Randy Bowie and his wife, Shelly, all of Fredericksburg; a host of extended family members and many friends, including a special caregiver friend, Nancy Brown, who will mourn his loss.
A funeral was held Friday, Jan. 23, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. J. Larry Haun and Rev. Patti English officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were David Cwiklinski, Bowie Brooks, Allen Chewning, Robert Bowie, Emmett Farmer, and Corbin Bowie.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association-Fredericksburg Office, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-F1, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Larry Rivers

Larry Rivers, 69, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Colonial Beach, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Knoxville.
A member of the Catholic church, he was predeceased by his wife, Ethel Rivers. He is survived by three sons, Mitchell, Craig and Ken Rivers; and five brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren.
A graveside service in Historyland Memorial Park, King George, was held Saturday, Jan. 24. Nash & Slaw Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Floyd T. Rose, Jr.,

Floyd T. Rose Jr., 76, of Great Falls died at his residence Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Brooks Rose, of Great Falls.
He was the son of the late Floyd Temple Rose and Thelma Gray Rose.
Mr. Rose is survived by his siblings: Azele Synan of Fal-mouth, Stella Rose of Lynchburg, Gordon P. Rose of King George County, Preston L. Rose of Great Mills, Md., and Peggy A. Briggs of King George. He also is survived by his niece, Paige Wells and husband, Mark, of Crofton, Md. He was predeceased by his older sibling, Jaclyn Rose.
Mr. Rose attended public schooling in King George and served with the U.S. Air Force during the early 1950s as a military policeman in Japan. Mr. Rose retired from the Columbia Broadcasting System as an audio technician. He traveled extensively with the press corps during the Reagan and Bush administrations. He was affiliated with Stagehands Local 52 as a lighting technician at the National Theatre in downtown Washington, D.C., and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Rose was an avid enthusiast and collector of antique classical automobiles, spending many hours in restoration of vehicles in his garage with his nephew Mark.
The Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St., Herndon, is handling funeral arrangements, with internment  the Cedar Hill Cemetery, 4111 Pennsylvania Ave., Suitland, Md.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be offered to a local animal welfare shelter and/or local hospice in his memory.

Robert Vincent Beavers

Robert Vincent Beavers, 76, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009.
Mr. Beavers was born in Alexandria on Oct. 20, 1932. He was a crew dispatcher for the RF&P Railroad (Potomac Yards) before his service in Korea. His many accolades include several medals for service as well as an illustrator, cartoonist and writer for the Stars and Stripes newspaper during wartime.
Bobby, as many knew him, spent more than 45 years as a designer for Conklyn's Florist of Alexandria before retiring to Colonial Beach.
For many, he is best known for his expressive use of vocabulary, his storytelling and jokes, and his profound gift to create.
He is survived by Shirley, his wife of 56 years; his brother, Edward Beavers and his wife, Phylis; his sister, Patricia Morris and her husband, Robert; his daughter, Lesley; his son, Lance and his wife, Linda; and four grandchildren, Barrett Vail and her husband, Joseph, Alicia and Brian Jarboe, and Robert Beavers.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in Colonial Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad New Building Fund, 225 Dennison St., Co-lonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com.

Elisa Mae Ransome

Elisa Mae Ransome, 61, of Penns Grove, N.J., and formerly of Tappahannock, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009.
She is survived by her husband, Wilbert Ransome of Penns Grove; her four children, Corey Ransome, Toby Ransome and Terrell Stewart, all of Penns Grove, and Tanya Boykin of King George County; two brothers, Melvin Pollard and Thomas Pollard Jr., both of Tappahannock; five sisters: Mary Lou Mayo of Baltimore, Peggy L. Norman and Margie Pollard, both of New Jersey, Valrie White of Delaware and Delia "Dee Dee" Johnson of Tappahannock.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Jan.27th , at Beulah Baptist Church, Minor, with the Rev. Floyd Johnson, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

E. Michelle Kosko

E. Michelle Kosko, 66, of King George County, formerly of Wallington, N.J., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.
Ms. Kosko had retired as an elementary school teacher, having taught in King George and Parsippany-Troy Hills, N.J. She was a member of the King George Ruritans.
She is survived by a sister, Beth A. Newton and her husband, Roger, of King George.
The family received  friends from on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Further arrangements and burial will take place in New Jersey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Research or to American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485.

Doris J. Weeks Cropper

Doris Jeanette Weeks Cropper 63, of King George County died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
Marie Baardsen
Marie Baardsen, 91, of Arlington died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, in King George County.
Mrs. Baardsen was born in Leesburg and was the widow of Alf George Baardsen. She was the loving mother of two daughters, Barbara Jean Megee of Colonial Beach and Gail Marie Baardsen of Fredericksburg, and one son, Gary Fjel Baardsen of Fredericksburg. She also is survived by her sister, Virgie Edwards of Warrenton; eight grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Her funeral will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.

Area Deaths - January 21, 2009

 April Lynn Conley
   April Lynn Conley, 26, of Montross went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009.
   She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Conley.
   She is survived by her mother, Julia Conley; sister Fayetta Conley and her husband, Edward; and niece, Reva Conley, all of Montross; and her brother, Johnny Conley of King George County.
   Friends and family can sign the online guest book at altmyer.com.
   A memorial service will be held at a later date.

William Allen Nixon
   William Allen Nixon, 83, of King George County died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Found & Sons Funeral Chapels, Fredericksburg.

JoAnn Walkter Burnette
   JoAnn Walker Burnette, 83, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on January 14, 2009.  
She was born July 25, 1925 in King George County, the daughter of the late Benjamin W. and Eva Walker.
   She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Marion F. Burnette; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Bob Dellinger; granddaughter, Leslie; and sister Marjorie Strother of King George.  She was preceded in death by her son, Reginald Burnetter; brother, Michael Walker and sister, Kathleen Holland.
   The family received friends on Sunday, January 18th at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home.  Grave side services were held Monday, January 19th at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Greater Richmond Area, 4217 Park Place Court,  Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Uwe K. Hinz
   Uwe K. Hinz of Colonial Beach died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, in Fredericksburg.
   He was born Nov. 13, 1928, in Neumunster, Germany, and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1930. He was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Ill., where he attended school. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II from 1946 to 1948.
   After college, he spent five years in Madison, Wis., then moved in 1956 to Northern Virginia, where he worked as an assistant engineer and later as an erection superintendent for the structural steel fabricating company Southern Iron Works.
His career included the design and construction of buildings throughout the area. He worked in the code enforcement division for the city of Alexandria for 20 years, the last five as the building official.
   Since his retirement from the city in 1989, he had practiced as a professional engineer from his home in Colonial Beach. While living in Colonial Beach, he was active in politics and served on the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals and was a member of Town Council for four years.
   He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Hinz; his children, Jeremy Hinz of Asheville, N.C., Anthony Hinz of Alexandria, Jane Kallander of Madison, Wis., and Sally Malloy of Herndon.
   A gathering of friends will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, 131 Third St., Colonial Beach.
   Online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

Carl Wallace Walker, Jr.
  Carl Wallace "C.W." Walker Jr., 66, of Stafford County went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
   Better known to family and friends as "C.W.," he was a 1960 graduate of Spotsylvania High School. C.W. worked as an engineer for H&L Price in Doswell for 22 years. He retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation in 2000 after 18 years of service.
   He was a member of Zoan Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying gardening, fishing, hunting and playing with his grandchildren, better known to him as his "Little Buddies."
   Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Walker; two daughters, Sharon Walker Herron and her husband, Rick, of King George County, and Karla Walker Lanham and her husband, Robert, of Spotsylvania; brother Bernard W. Walker and his wife, Barbara, of Richmond; six grandchildren, Jessica, Josh, Danielle, Zachary, Nathan and Madison; and his mother, Norma Dickinson Walker, of Spotsylvania. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Wallace Walker Sr.
   A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Mark T. Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the Community Baptist Church Children's Playground Fund, 44 Lorenzo Drive, Falmouth, Va. 22405.
   Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com

Maude Marshall
   Maude Marshall, 83, of Colonial Beach and formerly of Huntingtown, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009.
   The widow of Ray A. Marshall, she was the former director of environmental services at Regency Nursing Home in Prince George's County, Md.
   She is survived by her three children, Michael Denise Marshall and his wife, Judy, of Lebanon, Tenn., Elizabeth Brown and her husband, Leonard, of Colonial Beach, and Diana Gaither and her husband, Richard, of Dunkirk, Md.; eight grandchildren: Paula and Kristen Marshall of Lebanon, Jason Brown and his wife, Crystal, of Huntingtown, Justin Brown of Colonial Beach, and Megan, Stephanie, Kyle and Dyrk Gaither, all of Dunkirk; one great-grandchild, Taylor Paige Garrison of Mantitou Springs, Colo.; and her brother, David "Jack" Lanham Sr. of Marshall.
   Visitation with family and friends will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Burial will be in Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, on Friday.
Online guest book is available at nashandslawfh.com..

Area Deaths - January 14, 2009

Obituary Correction
Peggie M. Mason

Peggie M. Mason, 81, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at her residence.

Born and raised in Culpeper County, she was a graduate of Culpeper High School. She graduated from Mary Washington College in 1948.
Her first job was teaching at King George High School for one year. Upon marrying Brooke Mason, she moved to Fairfax County and resumed teaching in Arlington County schools for approximately 10 years.

After adopting her son, Larry, she retired from teaching for three years, then returned to her teaching career. Later she became a full-time florist in Fairfax.

Following the purchase of Gautier Florist in Dahlgren, she and her husband, Brooke, purchased their home, Lothian, built in 1720, where she resided until her death.

She bought a floral business in the King George County Courthouse area in 1982, and was joined in business by her son, Larry Mason, the same year.

Mrs. Mason was a member of Two Rivers Baptist Church in King George, and was a charter president of the Flower Arranging Guild of Virginia, located in Fairfax.

Survivors include her son, Larry Mason and his wife, Donna, of Colonial Beach; two granddaughters, Jessica Gallihugh and Katelyn Mason; two great-grandchildren, Makayla Gallihugh and Zack Rector; a niece, Sandi Calhoun of Chesterfield County; and her caregivers, Phyllis Jett, Betsy Lofton and Hazel Sumiel.

Her funeral was held on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Peyton Wiltshire officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485.

Note:  For 80 years, Peggie M. Mason corrected classmates, neighbors, teachers and more on the correct spelling of her name.  This writer first met Mrs. Mason through her donations of flowers to the KG Vol. Fire Dept. &  Ladies Auxiliary dinners, receptions and other events.  For 20 some years, I never knew her name was spelled, Peggie.  In last weeks paper, I made the mistake she had corrected all her life.  I apologize to all those affected by this error, and have re-run the obituary with the correct spelling.  Peggie Mason was instrumental in bringing beauty to others through her love and skill with flowers and plants and for her generosity. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Respectfully, Lori Deem

Fred E. Simmons
Fred E. Simmons, 54, of Fairview Beach died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy; three daughters, Christa Rorrer, Nikki Van DeWeert and Angela Stafford; one brother, Michael Simmons; one sister, Deborah Foerter; three grandsons; two granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews; and his very best friend, Bob Leveille.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church, 8330 Fletcher's Chapel Road, King George.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fred's name to the Fairview Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 6060 Riverview Drive, King George, Va. 22485.

Online condolences may be expressed to Fred's family at foundandsons.com.

Caroline Shugars
Miss Caroline Shugars, 93, passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at her residence at Wilburn Gardens, Fredericksburg.

The third of six children, Caroline was born in Shippensburg, Pa., to Edith M. and John F. Shugars on July 2, 1915. After graduating from Shippensburg State Teachers College, Caroline taught for several years in the Pennsylvania secondary school system.

While teaching, she continued her education and received her master's degree in Library Science from the University of Michigan. She retired in 1985 after a long career as a librarian in the D.C. public school system, most notably McKinley High School. She and her sister, Mary Jean Shugars, lived in Washington, D.C., for roughly 60 years--40 of which were at Quebec House, off Connecticut Ave., N.W. Upon retirement, Caroline enjoyed travel, reading, church work, cultural activities, and visiting with family and friends.

Caroline was known for her generosity and kindness. She gave much to her community, including volunteering with Meals-on-Wheels and with the local library. Through her church and area activities, she helped many young career women get established in the Washington area.
Caroline moved to Wilburn Gardens one year ago. Her family wishes to express their appreciation to all her new friends and the staff at Wilburn Gardens for their loving care.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Jean Shugars of Fredericksburg; a brother, James E. Shugars of Calabash, N.C.; nieces and nephews, including James Moneyhon of Dahlgren; and grand-nieces and grandnephews.

A memorial service is scheduled for a later date. Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of contributions to Alzheimer's Association, Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, Va. 23060; or Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.

Dorothy Marders Rose

Dorothy Marders Rose, 82, of King George County died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.

A native of Index, Mrs. Rose was a retired division head secretary at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren. An active member of Shiloh Baptist Church, she was a former clerk as well as a member of the Bettie McGinnis Sunday school class and the Women's Missionary Union, and also a former member of the King George Farm Bureau Women's Association.

The widow of Ernest E. Rose, she is survived by one daughter, Donna G. Loan and her husband, John, of Covington; granddaughter Crystal St. Clair-Canaii and her husband, Mario, of Hampton; two grandsons, Adam Loan and his wife, Courtney, of Covington, and Robert Rhinehart and his wife, Corina, of Albuquerque, N.M.; six great-grandchildren; and one special nephew, Rob Southern of New York City. She was predeceased by one daughter, Barbara Elaine Rose.

The funeral was held at Saturday, Jan. 10, at Shiloh Baptist Church, with the Rev. Todd Kube, the Rev. Richard Headley and the Rev. Charles Anderson officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Shiloh Baptist Church Family Life Center (Mortgage Principal), 13457 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485.

Leonard V. Short

Mr. Leonard V. Short Sr., 69, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He was a retired foreman with PEPCO and a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wanda; seven children, Diana Short of Stafford County, Ronald Short of Partlow, Donald Short of Wyoming, Marsha Spicer of Stafford, Susan Short of Stafford, Leonard Short of Spotsylvania and Amanda Parkinson of Bowling Green; eight grandchildren, Cullen Short, Breana Short and Scarlett Short, all of King George County, Kristen Kuppert of Fredericksburg, Kurt Kuppert Jr. of North Carolina, Travis Taylor of Spotsylvania, Zachary Short of Spotsylvania and Caleb Short of Spotsylvania; and three great-grandchildren, Alyson, Raygan and Kurt Kuppert III. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Sydney Parkinson.

His funeral was held January 12th 2009.  Internment will take place in Quantico National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday, January 26.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

To offer online condolences, please visit mullins thompson.com.

H.U. "Bud" Tressler, Jr.

H.U. "Bud" Tressler Jr., 60, of Colonial Beach died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at his residence.
The Maryland native was the owner and operator of Fat Freda's Restaurant in Colonial Beach. He was president of the Westmoreland Shores Civic Association, a member of the Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club and a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Wathen Tressler of Colonial Beach; his son, Shayne H. Tressler and his wife, Kim, of Bullock, N.C.; his daughter, Belinda Tressler Tusing and her husband, John, of Adamstown, Md.; son Michael A. Wathen and his wife, Edy, of Williamsport, Md., and son, Charlie Morrison and his wife, Amy, of Frederick, Md.; five grandchildren, Shayna "Beaner," Hunter "Big Rig," Madison, Danyele and T.J.; best friend Greg Lucas and his wife, Yolanda, of Mount Airy, Md.; a brother, and two sisters.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Willard Bowen officiating. A visitation with family and friends will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to ZeroCancer .org.

W.W. "Capt Billy" Elliott

Willard Wesley "Capt. Billy" Elliott, 67, of King George County died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Augusta Medical Center.

Willard was born July 9, 1941 in Fredericksburg. He was the son of the late Willard Lee and Josephine Rollins Elliott.

Mr. Elliott was a lifelong waterman. Capt. Billy, as he was known by family and friends, was a member of Good News Baptist Tabernacle.

He loved to spend time with his grandchildren. At his request, his remains will be scattered on the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers, where he spent all of his working life.

On June 12, 1990, he married Evelyn Collins, who survives. Willard also is survived by two daughters, Donna Dudley and Debra Osborne; three sons, Steven D. Elliott, James and Rickie Collins; 10 grandchildren, Steven Elliott II, Faith Elliott, Chris, Kristen, Kevin, Wesley, Joshua, Nathan and Carter Collins, and Nicholas Osborne; four sisters, Dorothy Reynold, Norma Townsend, Shirley Selph and Terry Hutsell; and a brother, Jerry Elliott.

Memorial contributions can be made to Augusta Medical Center, Box 1000, Fishersville, Va. 22939; DeVita Staunton Dialysis, 29 Idlewood Blvd., Staunton, Va. 24401; or Good News Baptist Tabernacle, 17192 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485.

Charles T. Gallahan

Charles Travis "Charlie Boy" Gallahan, 77, of Crimora, formerly of Stafford County, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at his residence.

He retired from VDOT after 40 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Gallahan; his sisters Margaret G. Taylor of King George County and Emma G. Bradshaw of Spotsylvania County; his special nephews, Bruce Crow and his wife, Tammy, of Waynesboro, and Troy Faulconer and his wife, Melanie, of Stafford; his sister-in-law, Barbara Crow, and her husband, Jimmy, of Waynesboro; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Annie Gallahan, and his sister Anna D. Garland.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. H. Lowell Self officiating.

Memorials may be made to AMC Hospice of the Shenandoah, 64 Sports Medicine Dr., Box 215. Fishersville, Va. 22939.

Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.
 

Area Deaths - January 7, 2009

Timmy Dean Taylor

Timmy Dean Taylor, 41, of Fredericksburg passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Timmy loved to fish, play basketball, and go boating. He also loved music and playing cards (Tonc). He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
Timmy was a terrific painter, having painted his girlfriend's salon, Blessed Hands.
He is survived by his father, Ernest, and wife, Cecilia Taylor of King George County; his mother, Louise Taylor of Spotsylvania County; five brothers, Chris Taylor, Levi Taylor, Tony Taylor, Lewis Taylor and Chad Taylor, all of Fredericksburg; his girlfriend, Lisa Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Jan.2,2009, with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Timmy's family at foundandsons.com.

Frances P. Cunningham

Frances Pettey Cunningham, 88, of Colonial Beach passed away quietly on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A native of Alexandria, Mrs. Cunningham moved to Colonial Beach in 1987.
Widow of William T. Cunningham, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Robin Cunningham; her daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Walter Anderson; and her three grandchildren, James, Matthew, and Virginia Anderson.
A private funeral was held on Friday, Jan. 2, with interment in Bethel Cemetery in Alexandria.
Online condolences may be expressed to Frances' family at foundandsons.com.

Peggy M. Mason

Peggy M. Mason, 81, of King George County passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at her residence.
Born and raised in Culpeper County, she was a graduate of Culpeper High School. She graduated from Mary Washington College in 1948.
Her first job was teaching at King George High School for one year. Upon marrying Brooke Mason, she moved to Fairfax County and resumed teaching in Arlington County schools for approximately 10 years.
After adopting her son, Larry, she retired from teaching for three years, then returned to her teaching career. Later she became a full-time florist in Fairfax.
Following the purchase of Gautier Florist in Dahlgren, she and her husband, Brooke, purchased their home, Lothian, built in 1720, where she resided until her death.
She bought a floral business in the King George County Courthouse area in 1982, and was joined in business by her son, Larry Mason, the same year.
Mrs. Mason was a member of Two Rivers Baptist Church in King George, and was a charter president of the Flower Arranging Guild of Virginia, located in Fairfax.
Survivors include her son, Larry Mason and his wife, Donna, of Colonial Beach; two granddaughters, Jessica Gallihugh and Katelyn Mason; two great-grandchildren, Makayla Gallihugh and Zack Rector; a niece, Sandi Calhoun of Chesterfield County; and her caregivers, Phyllis Jett, Betsy Lofton and Hazel Sumiel.
Her funeral was held on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Peyton Wiltshire officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485.

Ellwood E. "Shorty" Jones

Ellwood Elvin "Shorty" Jones Sr., 84, formerly of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Fredericksburg.
Born in Washington, D.C., Shorty had retired as a carpenter and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Colonial Beach.
He was the widower of Mary K. Jones. He is survived by three sons, Ellwood E. Jones Jr. of Colonial Beach, Calvin J. Taylor of Hayes and Edgar S. Keiter of Dayton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time. The arrangements have been entrusted to Nash & Slaw, King George.

Henry Charles Seavey

Henry Charles Seavey, 77, of Palmyra died suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, of a brain hemorrhage.
He was born Sept. 12, 1931 in Boston, Mass., and was the son of Charles and Claudia Seavey.
He is survived by his wife, Martha, whom he married in 1966; their three children, Richard Seavey, Teresa Seavey Brinton and Eric Seavey, and their families; Caroline and Megan Seavey, John Zarmakoupis, Ron, Samantha Bea and Mara Brinton, Lara and Andrew Seavey, and Bridget and Olivia Boggs.
He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston.  In 1973, he began working at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, where he worked until he retired in 1999. In 2000, he and Martha moved to Lake Monticello in Palmyra. There, he was an officer in the Knights of Columbus council at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
He was a man with many hobbies and enjoyed beermaking, model airplanes, chess, target shooting, NASCAR, the Green Bay Packers, the Montreal Canadians, and, most passionately. the Boston Red Sox.
He was an avid history buff and volunteered for archaeological activities in Fredericksburg at George Washington's boyhood home and at sites in Palmyra. He loved languages, classical music and travel. In September, he took a family trip to England for his niece's wedding and then went on to Turkey to visit historical and religious sites. He was a compassionate man who loved all animals, especially dogs--and his dog, Jackson, will miss him.
His greatest legacy was being a devoted husband, father and friend to his children, and grandfather to his six grandchildren. He was always present for life's everyday moments with them as well as the important events.  The day before he died was spent babysitting and playing with his grandchildren in Richmond.
The Rev. Alan Lipscomb will preside over a memorial mass being celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Palmyra.
The family would like to thank the Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad and the staff at Martha Jefferson and U.Va. Hospitals for their compassionate and competent care.
Memorial donations in Hank's honor can be made to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (note the Haiti Ministry) at 4309 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, Va. 22963; or to an animal care charity of one's choice. Friends may sign the guest book at hillandwood.com.

Lillian Edwards

Lillian Edwards of Laurel, Md., and formerly of King George County, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Daughters of America, and the Doll Club.
She was the wife of the late P.W. Edwards; loving mother of Lillian Jeanette Hairfield, Robert Edward Musgrove, Laura Ann Bresnahan, and the late James Barton Musgrove, and sister of Estelle Spotswood Riemer. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters, two brothers and one grandchild.
 Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Donaldson Funeral Home P.A. 313 Talbott Ave., Laurel, Md.  A funeral will be held at noon Thursday, Jan. 8, at Potomac Baptist Church, 8103 Comorn Road, King George.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20902; or Arthritis Foundation, Box 96280, Washington, D.C. 20077-7491. The family requests any flowers sent to be sent to the church.

Jessica Lynn Proffitt

Jessica Lynn Proffitt, 18, of King George County left us Friday, Jan. 2, 2009.
She was a proud 2007 graduate of King George High School.
Jessica was the beloved daughter of Ronald and Bonnie Proffitt and loving sister of Justin Proffitt of King George. She is also survived by her grandparents, Paul and Ruth Oram and Bob and Janet Daymude; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Jimmy L. Proffitt.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Area Deaths - December 17, 2008

Robert F. Whitestone, Jr.

Robert F. "Skip" Whitestone, Jr. age 77, died Monday, December 8, 2008 at Mary Washington Hospital.  Formerly of Alexandria, Skip graduated from George Washington High School in 1950 and went on to complete an apprenticeship program to become a Brick Mason  After serving in the Navy on the USS Hailey from 1953 until 1957, he worked with many craftsmen of his trade as Foreman and Construction Superintendent in the Washington area.  His retirement to Colonial Beach, VA in 1991 was filled with part time work for a defense contractor in Dahlgren and many happy days golfing and fishing.  Mr. Whitestone was a lifelong member of the Old Dominion Boat Club in Alexandria, having joined as a junior oarsman while rowing crew, attaining Golden Membership in 1997.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth "Betty", his son Robert F. III and daughter-in-law Sara, daughter Margaret and her husband Frank McConnell, his grandchildren Adrienne and Paul Whitestone, Elizabeth and Kelly McConnell.  He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Alice McCinnell.  Also survived by three brothers, one sister and many other friends and family members.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria on Dec. 16, 2008.  Internment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Mary Washington Home Health & Hospice  Medicorp c/o Mary Washington Hospital Foundation   Snowden House, 2600 Mary Washington Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Michael Thomas Stephens
Michael Thomas Stephens, 59, of Essex County died at his home Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008.
Born in Fredericksburg, he was the owner and operator of M&S Trucking in Caret. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Stephens of Essex; a son, Leanord Taylor of Fredericksburg; two stepsons, David S. Cling of Richmond and Justin W. Stephens of Essex; his mother, Elizabeth Stephens of Fredericksburg; a sister, Barbara Kerr of Sarasota, Fla.; and three brothers, Vincent Stephens of Beaverdam, Jerry Stephens of Champlain and Kenneth Stephens of King George County. He was the son of the late Gustave C. Stephens.
A funeral was held Dec.13, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, with the Rev. Sherman Davis officiating. Burial was in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Memorial donations may be made to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, 106 Towerview Court, Cary, N.C. 27513.

George E. Noland, III

George E. Noland III, 73, of Colonial Beach died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital of cancer.
He was a former member of the U.S. Army and a retired truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Noland; three children, Cathy McIntire, Robert McIntire and Leo McIntire and his wife, Barbara; two brothers, Benny Noland and Billy Noland; and six grandchildren.
A funeral was held on Dec. 13, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Beth-Marie Helmbrecht officiating. Burial was  in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
John "Jack" Gilliland
John "Jack" Gilliland, 85, also known as "Pop," of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008.
Formerly from Rockhill Furnace, Pa., he was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Mount Union, Pa., the son of Boyd Gilliland and Florence Hooper Gilland Madden.
Mr. Gilliland was a U.S. Army veteran during World World II and an American Legion member. Jack was a brakeman for the East Brood Top, the Pennsylvanian and Western Maryland railroads. He retired from the guard force at Navy Support Facility at Dahlgren.
Jack is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie Gil Gilliland; two daughters, Bonnie McWhirt and son-in-law Douglas of Fredericksburg, and Debbie Poe of Front Royal; three sons, Terry Gilliland and daughter-in-law Vicki of Colonial Beach, Steve Gilliland of Fredericksburg and John Gilliland of Port Royal. He is also survived by one sister, four brothers, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A private funeral will be held at a later date.
Donald Edward Kemp
Donald Edward Kemp, 82, of Colonial Beach died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Westmoreland County, Mr. Kemp served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He worked at J.W. Masters and Ware Oil Co., and was a waterman for many years.
Mr. Kemp was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Elizabeth K. Jenkins, Elizabeth Kemp and Evelyn K. Wilkins; and two brothers, Allen "Buddy" Kemp and Franklin "Wolf" Kemp.
Survivors include two brothers, Bobby Kemp of Manassas, and Frankie Kemp of Clinton, Md. Mr. Kemp also is survived by numerous nephews and nieces.
A funeral will be held  Dec. 15, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Willard Bowen officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery, Oak Grove.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Leonard H. "Pete" Moran

Leonard H. "Pete" Moran, 70, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Moran had retired from the federal government.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Moran of the home; three sons, John Moran and his wife, Cindy, Ricky Moran and his wife, Penny, and Scott Moran; one daughter, Susan Vaughan; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held on Dec. 16, at Round Hill Baptist Church in King George County, with the Rev. Ted James officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Round Hill Baptist Church, Box 467, King George, Va. 22485; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Box 50, Memphis, Tenn. 38101.

Virginia Ann Payne

Virginia Ann Payne, 52, of King George County died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital following a long illness.
She is survived by her daughter, Peggy C. Wood and her husband, Victor F. Williams, of King George; her two stepchildren, Lynne and Danny Payne; two sisters; two brothers, five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held  on Dec. 15 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, King George. A private burial will follow.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.

Ellen Flannery Pogue

On Sunday December 14, 2008, Ellen Flannery Pogue, passed away in her sleep in King George, VA.
Born in Washington, D.C. to John Joseph and Mary Catherine Flannery on January 18, 1921, she married Edward Clinton Pogue from Chambersburg, PA who preceded her in death.  
Also preceding her in death were sons Edward C. Pogue, Jr. and Bobby Pogue as well as a grandson Edward C. Pogue III.
Surviving are her sons, Michael of Arlington, and Stephen of Fairfax,  and three daughters, Margaret Cook of Fairfax,  Katherine Geiger of Falls Church, and Ruth Titsworth of King George, VA.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday December 20, 2008 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 13457 Kings Highway, King George, VA with Pastor Todd Kube officiating.  A reception will follow the service.  Burial will be private in Chambersburg, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Shiloh Baptist Church's Building Fund.

Rev. Dorothy S. Finn

The Reverend Dorothy Stevenson Finn, 48, died Sunday, December 14, 2008 at MeadowView Terrace in Clarksville, VA.  She was the daughter of Florence I. Finn and  the  late Eugene H. Finn .  
She graduated from Union Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and then the Presbyterian School of Christian Education with a Master of Christian Education degree.  She served the Presbyterian community as pastor, most recently at Clarksville Presbyterian Church in Clarksville, VA.
In addition to her mother, Dorothy is survived by her brother, David Finn, and her sister and brother-in-law, Elfie and Michael Finn-Mckenzie of King George. Her nieces Kristin Finn-McKenzie Lam and husband Patrick; and Bethany finn-McKenzie also survive her.
Funeral services will be held  at 2p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at Clarksville Presbyterian Church.  Graveside service will be held at 1p.pm. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to the following:  Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR, 72203-8058 (online www.heifer.org/myregistry/dorothyfinn); the Lake Country SPCA, P.O. Box 14, Clarksville, VA 23927; or to Clarksville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 717, Clarksville, VA 23927.  
Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wclfh.com

Area Deaths - December 31, 2008

Shirley Elaine Tompkins

Shirley Elaine Tompkins, 61, of Montross departed this life Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, in a Prince George's County hospital.
She is survived by one son, Wayne Shepherd of Montross; three daughters, Cynthia Ingram of Lanham, Md., Linda Howard and DeAnna Tompkins of Clinton, Md.; four stepchildren, Frank Tompkins of Richmond, Phillip Tompkins of Huntsville, Texas, Marion Tompkins of Fredericksburg and Wanda Tompkins of Silver Spring, Md.; and two brothers, James Shepherd of Colonial Beach and Bennie Shepherd Jr. of Montross.
A funeral service was held on Dec. 27th with the Rev. Lloyd N. Fox officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.  Service of comfort was  entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

Odell H. Curtis

Odell H. Curtis, 79, of Stafford County, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Anita Dillard Curtis; children Steven Curtis and his wife, Shay, of Spotsylvania County, Kim Campbell and her husband, Ray, of Caroline County, Kelly Curtis and his wife, Terry, of Stafford, Robin Curtis of Stafford, Matthew Curtis and his wife, Michele, of King George County and Floyd Bonacorsi and his wife, Donna, of Stafford; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Bill Mills of Caroline; a sister-in-law, June Sullivan and her husband, Roy, of Stafford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel with the Rev. Robert W. Sizemore, the Rev. Peyton Wiltshire, and the Rev. Ricky Dillard officiating. Interment  followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 900 Charlotte St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401. Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Teresa B. Torrance

Teresa B. Torrance, 85, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Her survivors include two daughters, Lorelei Dodd of Dale City and Betsy Sutton of Colonial Beach; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence C. Torrance, her son, Lawrence Torrance Jr.; and grandson Jimmy.
A funeral was held at  Monday, Dec. 29, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Colonial Beach. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, in Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

George F. Hamilton, Sr.

George Franklin Hamilton Sr., 86, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond.
He was a World War II veteran, and Purple Heart recipient.  He was employed at Ingleside Plantation Nurseries as a herdsman and a nurseryman for 26 years. For 40 years he managed the Leedstown Campground.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Marjorie Broache Hamilton and his four children: Brenda Hamilton Hynson of King George County, Sylvia Hamilton Hutt, Deborah Hamilton Hutt and her husband, Michael L. Hutt, all of Hanover County, George Franklin Hamilton Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Warsaw, and honorary daughter, Regina Moriarity of King George. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Mark Edward Hynson and his wife, Billie Jo, of Montross, Jessica Hamilton Hutt and Michael Hamilton Hutt, both of Hanover, Lauren Hamilton Scates and her husband, John, George Franklin Hamilton III and Katelin Marie Hamilton, all of Warsaw; his great-grandchildren, Owen Wilson Hynson and Von Hamilton Hynson of Montross, Riley Scates of Warsaw; and step-grandaughter, Mandy Bean and her children, Kyle, Skylar, Isabelle and Marley; and many other loving relatives and loyal friends.
A funeral was held on Monday, Dec. 29, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with the Rev. Willard Bowen and the Rev. Danny Maupin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Fire Dept., Box 159, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, or the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Gloria J. Johnson

Gloria J. Johnson, 61, of King George County died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Irving Johnson of King George; her children, Delores Johnson, Cynthia Smith and Keith Smith, all of King George, Mark Smith of Front Royal, Eric Smith of North Carolina, Wayne, Kirk, Krystal and Keith Johnson, all of King George, Gary and Ivan Johnson of Tennessee and LaShon Wise of Spotsylvania County; two brothers, Vernon B. Tubman Sr. of Mechanicsville, Md. and Reese J. Carson of Slidell, La.; four sisters, Joyce Jenning of Washington, D.C., Janice Alexander-Daye, Verna Lee Alexander and Angela Alexander, all of Maryland.
A funeral was held on Dec. 30, at Shiloh Baptist Church, Port Royal. Burial was in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.
Online guest book available at brooksfuneralhome .com.

Joseph C. "Joe" Frank, Sr.

Joseph C. "Joe" Frank Sr., 82, of King George County died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Frank was a U.S. Army veteran and had retired as a heavy equipment operator at NSWC, Dahlgren. He was a lifelong farmer and member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley June Frank of the home; one son, Joseph Cleveland Frank Jr. and his wife, Betty, of King George; and two grandchildren, Joseph C. Frank III and Crystal M. Ackerman and her husband, Jacob, all of King George.
A private graveside service will be held in the Frank-Lee family cemetery in King George.
Memorial contributions may be made to King George Fire & Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.
Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

Robert Allen Kaila, Sr.

Robert Allen Kaila Sr., 64, of Stafford County left his family and friends Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, to spend Christmas in heaven.
As his last act of giving, Bob left his body to Life Legacy Foundation for research.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Linda Kaila; his mother, Mae Kaila; and his seven children, Cynthia Able of Stafford, Angela Bush and her husband, Ron, of Rowlett, Texas, Paul Guy and his wife, Terri Bard, of King George County, Brenda Dunn and her husband, Steve, of Vienna, Robert Kaila Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Spotsylvania County, Amy Clower and her husband, Kevin, of Stafford and Laura Hitt and her husband, Randy, of Spotsylvania. He also leaves behind the joys of his life, his 20 grandchildren, Caitlin Rowley, Brandon Able, Austin and Alex Bush, Ellie, Macey and Sophie Guy, Sydney and Landon LaFleur, Torin and Kiley Dunn, Cody, Erin, Zach and Bryce Kaila, Makenzie and KC Clower and Brooke, Randy and Payton Hitt. He is also survived by his brothers, Chris Kaila and his wife, Patti, John Kaila and his wife, Charlene, all of Spotsylvania, and Mark Kaila and his wife, Brenda, of Utah.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, Dec. 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Stephen McGraw officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made for Mass offerings in Bob's name to St. Mary Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg. Va. 22401.

Floyd W. Green

Floyd W. Green, 56, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Floyd was born in King George County to the late Mary Beatrice Sullivan-Green and Duff Green. He was a well-known musician in the Fredericksburg area.
He is survived by his daughter, Tracy R. Henry; two brothers, John Duff Green and Billy Rupprecht; two sisters, Linda Cellular and Peggy Stone; and two grandsons, Gage and Wyatt Henry.
A memorial gathering was held at Found & Sons Funeral Chapels and Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg. A private interment will occur in the family cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences may be expressed to Floyd's family at foundandsons.com.

Russell Gene King

Russell Gene King, 68, of Colonial Beach died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
 Survivors include his four children, Daryl Russell King, Roger Anthony King, Gregory Allen Catlett and Heather Faye Devers and her husband, Ryan; four brothers, Melvin King, Kenny King Sr., Jimmy King and William "Buck" King; five grandchildren, Krista Bacon, Cherokee King, Ashton King, James Russell Devers and Anthony John Hile; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Louise King; his second wife, Medina King; his parents, William and Essie King; three brothers, David, Charles and Henry King; and a sister, Hazel Sterman.
A funeral was held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Jean Jones Rose

Jean Jones Rose, 72, of Colonial Beach died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Richmond, Mrs. Rose was a homemaker and loving wife. She was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church in King George County.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Cecil L. Rose; two daughters, Karen Hattenback and her husband, Roy, of Front Royal and Deborah St. Clair and her husband, Kevin, of Charlotte Hall, Md.; nine grandchildren, Wynter, Brittany, Ryan Thomas, Amy, Eric, Ryan Lee, Craig, Amber and June; and one great-granddaughter, Shelby.
A funeral was held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Lester Curtis Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Round Hill Baptist Church cemetery, King George.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Dept., Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 or the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley, 68, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at his residence.
He is survived by one son, Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Turner of Fort Campbell, Ky.; one daughter, Patricia Turner of Colonial Beach; four stepchildren, Linda Pratt of King George County, Earl Turner, Lorraine Richards and Brenda Turner, all of Colonial Beach; 13 step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Dudley also is survived by three brothers, Eugene and Benjamin Dudley, both of Colonial Beach, and William Dudley of King George; and five sisters, Marjorie Wynn and Joyce Blakey, both of Charlottesville, Christine Waters of Clinton, Md., Frances Holmes of King George, and Julia Mae Thompson of Colonial Beach.
A funeral will be held noon Friday, Jan. 2, at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with Dr. David Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Arrangements are being handled by Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal. Online guest book available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Area Deaths - December 10, 2008

William L. "Bill" Wilson

William L. "Bill" Wilson, 97, formerly of Stafford County and Colonial Beach, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm, Md. of natural causes.
He was a longtime resident of Virginia and lived in Fairfax County until his retirement from the U.S. Army Night Vision Laboratory at Fort Belvoir. He moved to Widewater in Stafford and later to Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County.An avid outdoorsman, he could be found either building something, hunting, fishing or boating, as the season allowed.
Mr. Wilson was married to Alice Redd Wilson for 59 years until her death in 1993.He is survived by a son, Charles R. Wilson and his wife, Betty Shaffer Wilson; four grandchildren, Charles R. Wilson Jr., Donna Wilson Lashof, Arthur W. Wilson and Paul S. Wilson; and 11 great-grandchildren, Rachael Lashof Cutrufello, Rebekah Lashof and Zachary, Adam, Shannon, Chloe, Ryan, Stephanie, Gilbert, Douglas and Madeline Wilson.
A memorial service was held at Glen Meadows Retirement Community, 11630 Glen Arm Road, Glen Arm, Md., on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at a later date in South Hadley, Mass., where he was born.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that any memorials be given to the Alzheimer's Association in his name.

Arthur L. White, Sr.

Arthur L. White Sr., 80, of King George County died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. White, a cement finisher, is survived by his wife, Susie White of King George; two sons, Robert White of Fredericksburg and Arthur L. White Jr. of King George; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 6, at Bailey Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Roland Preston officiating. The burial was in Oakland Cemetery in King George.

Alan Lamar Cox

Alan Lamar Cox, 33, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was born May 22, 1975, in Mesa, Ariz. Alan loved farming, tractors and fishing with his brother and father. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He loved spending time with his daughter, Alyssa, more than anything.
He is survived by his wife, Jessica Williams Cox; one daughter, Alyssa Cox; one brother, Andy Cox; one sister, Sara Ingram; and his mother, He is survived by his wife, Jessica Williams Cox; one daughter, Alyssa Cox; one brother, Andy Cox; one sister, Sara Ingram; and his mother, Tina Leonard.
A funeral was held Dec. 6, at Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church, 8330 Fletchers Chapel Road, King George, Va. 22485. The Rev. Elfie Finn-McKenzie officiated at the service. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Alan's memory to support his pride and joy, his daughter, Alyssa Cox, c/o Stellar One, 1016 Charles St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
Online condolences may be expressed to Alan's family at foundandsons.com.  

Dorothea "Dottie" Wilhelm

Dorothea "Dottie" Wilhelm, 87, of King George County passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at the home of her daughter.
She was the widow of Herbert L. Wilhelm. Ms. Wilhelm, a retired drafting clerk for C&P Telephone Co., was a devout Christian and active member of Two Rivers Baptist Church in King George.
She is survived by her son, Richard Barry Wilhelm and his wife, Ruth, of Hanover, Pa.; her daughter, Janice Cooper and her husband, Dennis, of Kinsale; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held  Dec. 8, at the Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel, with the Rev. Peyton Wiltshire officiating. Interment followed in the Potomac Baptist Church cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Two Rivers Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 1325, King George, Va. 22485; or Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, Medical Arts Building A, Suite 201, 608 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, Va. 22560. Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral homeva.com

Lillian G. Foster Clare

Lillian G. Foster Clare died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at her home, Kirkland Hill, in King George County.
Lillian was born July 12, 1922, the third child of parents, Eunice Hudson Foster and Ernest Uriah Foster. She grew up helping her father and three siblings on his farm after her mother died in 1940. Sallie Walker Hudson and W.T. Hudson of Office Hall were her maternal grandparents, and her paternal grandparents were Nannie Courtney Inscoe Foster and Lucian M. Foster of Midway Farm.
Lillian was salutatorian of her 1939 King George High School class, where she had met W. Wilson "Dutch" Clare. Lillian and Wilson were married June 14, 1941, and celebrated 66 years of marriage before Wilson's death on Aug. 18, 2007.
Lillian treasured her Christian faith and was a lifelong member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Shiloh, where she worked tirelessly as a Sunday school teacher for more than 60 years. She also served as WMU director, church hostess and on various other committees. In addition, she willingly worked with school organizations to support her children's participation. She considered her role as wife, mother and homemaker an honored privilege. In the mid-1950s, she was recognized as Outstanding Homemaker of the Year in King George by the King George County Extension Service.
She was a gracious hostess, a wonderful cook and a caring friend who always had a cheery greeting and an understanding heart. She was employed at King George High School as a financial secretary for many years. There, she always delighted in another dimension of her job, helping students, as well as the staff and teachers.
After her husband's retirement as owner of Circle Supermarket, the couple took time away from the farm and real-estate properties to enjoy extensive traveling, yet were always glad to return home to Virginia soil.
She is survived by a daughter, Beverley Ann Clare Coates and her husband, Calvin, and a son, David Foster Clare and his wife, Brenda. Grandchildren are Todd Coates and his wife, Jeanna, Megan Ashley Clare, Jillian Lindsey Clare and Caitlin MacKenzie Clare, all of Stafford County, and Ann-Courtney Coates Winfrey and her husband, Clint, of Dahlgren. Great-grandchildren are Madelyn Jane Winfrey, Skylar Clare Winfrey, Cody James DeCarli and Nicholas Tillman DeCarli. She was preceded in death by her son, Wilson Wayne Clare, and her brothers, Earl and Edwin Foster. Also surviving are her sister, Lois Foster Griffin and her husband, Carlton; as well as sisters-in-law Hester Clare Hayden, Lillian Clare Fizer, Evelyn Jaquay Clare, Ellamae Hunt Clare, Wilma Lindsey Clare and Halcyon Clare Burns and her husband, James; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Dec. 5th with burial following in Potomac Baptist Church cemetery.  The Rev. Todd Kube, the Rev. Charles Anderson and the Rev. Richard Headley officiated at the services.
Memorial remembrances may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church Building Fund, 13457 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485; or to the R.H. Hudson Family Cemetery Fund, c/o Marti Hall, 12039 Canterbury Loop, King George, Va. 22485.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, handled the arrangements

Linda A. Smith

Linda A. Smith, 61, of Colonial Beach died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge and Women of the Moose, where she was a longtime manager.
She is survived by her husband, C.W. Smith; her mother, Mildred Breeden of Colonial Beach; her children, Tara Smith and companion Greg Holmes of Colonial Beach, Wayne L. Cox Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Fredericksburg, David L. Cox of Fredericksburg, Kimberly A. Blackwell of Colonial Beach, Rick Smith and his wife, Sheila, of Falls Church, and Joseph Smith of Falls Church; her brother Willard Godfrey and his wife, Linda, of Manassas; 15 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Larry Crawford officiating. Burial follows in Historyland Memorial Park, King George Cty. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Cynthia V.B. Springer

Cynthia Viola Bosworth Springer, 79, of Woodbridge died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at her residence.
Mrs. Springer was born in Volga, W.Va. She was a 1947 graduate of Belington High School, Belington, W.Va., and a 43-year civil servant, working for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Woodbridge.
She was the widow of William "Bill" J. Springer. Survivors include one brother, Charles Glenn Bosworth of the home; a half sister, Lucille Yearian Nygren of Akron Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. She was particularly close to two nephews, Eric Randall Bosworth Sr. and his wife, Hope Delano Bosworth, of King George, and David Alan Bosworth and his fiancee, Vicki Holbrook, of King George. The apples of her eyes were her great-niece and -nephews, children of Eric and Hope Bosworth, Eric "Randall" Bosworth Jr., Jacqualyn Grace Bosworth and Chance Chadwell Bosworth, all of King George. Mrs. Springer enjoyed her volunteer work at church and the local library.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles William Yearian-Bosworth and Alta Bolyard Bosworth of Colonial Beach; and four brothers, Ernest Ray Bosworth of Rainell, W.Va., Robert Lee Bosworth of Colonial Beach, Franklin Delano Bosworth of Laurel, Md., and Paul David Bosworth of Colonial Beach.
Funeral services were private.  Contributions in Cynthia's memory may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 13506 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, Va. 22192.

Charles William Jones

Charles William Jones, 83, of Glen Allen died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, of pancreatic cancer.
Mr. Jones was born in Spotsylvania County to the late Moses Benjamin and Bessie Oliver Jones. He was a longtime resident of Fredericksburg and attended Spotsylvania County schools. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as coxswain on the LST 607, ferrying troops and ammunition during the Battle of Peleliu in the Pacific theater.
Following his discharge from the Navy at the end of the War, he joined the U.S. Merchant Marine and made numerous trips to Northern Africa, Europe and South America. He then returned to Fredericksburg, and took employment with Fredericksburg Office Supply and Sylvania Viscose Plant. In 1959, he joined the campus police department at Mary Washington College. After 30 years of service, he retired as the campus police chief.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mildred Stephens Jones, of Glen Allen; his daughter Shirley Marie Jones, also of Glen Allen; his son, William Malcolm Jones, of Colonial Beach; his granddaughters, Victoria Noel Jones of Colonial Beach and Daynova Rose Jones of Grand Junction, Colo.; his grandsons, Benjamin Gordon Pearlstine of Raleigh, N.C., and Timothy Andrew Pearlstine of Cooper City, Fla.; a foster sister, Catherine Oliver Bowles of Hollywood, Md.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Barbara Jones Pearlstine; his sister, Jewell Jones Jenkins; his brothers, Moses Benjamin Jones Jr., and Robert Eugene Jones; his grandson, William David Jones; his foster parents, Mary Jane and Robert Wesley Oliver; and his foster sisters, Thelma Oliver Coleman and Agnes Oliver Brown.
A memorial service will be held at a future date. Interment will be private.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Bruce Anthony Verhalen

Bruce Anthony Verhalen, 70, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at his home.
He had retired from AT&T Telephone Co., was a member of the American Legion in Colonial Beach, had served in the U.S. Air Force and was a devoted father and grandfather.
Mr. Verhalen is survived by his three children, Ann Marie Bur of Kent Island, Md., David Anthony Verhalen of Colonial Beach, and Dawn Starr Verhalen of Wisconsin; two sisters, Delores Edwards of Oklahoma, and Connie Verhalen of Wisconsin; his brother, Mark Verhalen of Wisconsin, and two grandchildren, Marleigh Bur and Jack Verhalen. Burial will be private.

Area Deaths - December 24, 2008

Robert Ralph Rowley

Robert Ralph Rowley, 84, of Thornburg died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in King George County, he served in the United States Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Rowley; six children, Wayne Rowley of Partlow, Gary Rowley of Spotsylvania County, Donna Mainka of Houston, Texas, Michael Rowley of Spotsylvania, Jerry Rowley of Stafford County and Carol Rowley of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Tommy Rowley of Arizona and Norman Rowley of Woodford; and eight grandchildren.
A funeral was held Friday, Dec. 19, at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, with the Rev. Charles Tillapaugh officiating. Burial followed in Wright's Burying Ground, Ruther Glen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Sign the register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

Floyd D. Woodard

Floyd D. Woodard, 76, of King George County died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Originally from Tennessee, Mr. Woodard moved to King George in 1948.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Ora Jean Woodard and Elsie Newton Woodard.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Woodard and his wife, Carol, of King George and Steven E. Woodard and his wife, Althea, of King George; three brothers, Glenn and Paul of Tennessee and Jerry of Stafford County; three sisters, Villis, Louise and Hortense, all of Tennessee; two grandchildren, Dana Dixon and her husband, Brian, and William D. Woodard Jr.; four step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and one step great-great grandchild.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Kenneth Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Memorial contributions may be made to King George Fire & Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.

Irma Lee Fitzgerald

Irma Lee "Skeets" Fitzgerald, 89, of King George County passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008.
Born Oct. 30, 1919, her father remarked his tiny newborn was no larger than a 'mosquiter,' leading to her nickname. She was married to Leonard L. Fitzgerald Jr. and is survived by a daughter, Diane Lee Fitzgerald and her son, Hunter; a son, Michael L. Fitzgerald and his children, Jessica and Jason. She also is survived by her brother, Joseph D. Lee.
We remember her wonderful sense of humor; her compassion towards stran-gers, family and friends alike; and the sweet disposition that helped her weather the storms of Alzheimer's disease.
Skeets had a real fondness for the flowering dogwood trees. To celebrate this event and to accommodate friends and family members, her memorial service will be held sometime in the spring.

Patricia N. Skinner

Patricia N. Skinner, 60, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Lyle Parker, and grandson, Cody Parker, of King George County.
A private graveside service will be held in the Christian Outreach Church cemetery, Spotsylvania.
Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

Cynthia Lee Manco

Cynthia Lee Manco, 46, of Fredericksburg passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was the wife of Alfred Manco.
She was born June 15, 1962, in Athens, Ga., a daughter of Nestor C. Manabat and the late Peggy Jean Manabat. She worked at Tingler-Miller for several years, followed by seven years at The Free Lance-Star as an accountant, and the past three three years at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren as an accountant. She was a devoted and loving Navy wife of 24 years, mother and dedicated civilian employee of the U.S. Navy.
Along with her husband Al, Cindy is survived by her son, Matthew; her father, Nestor C. Manabat; her brother, Michael Manabat and his wife, Stephanie; her sister, Teresa Grady; her mother-in-law, Frances Manco; her sisters-in-law, Frances Wiley and her husband, Wayne, Susan Scarpello and her husband, Anthony, Cynthia Franz and her husband, Chris, Lisa Dry, and Janine Walsh and her husband Patrick; her brothers-in-law, Michael Manco and Anthony Manco Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of very close friends.
A memorial service was held   Dec. 21, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. David Short officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions to the American Cancer Society or the American Heat Association be considered.
To view a tribute to Cynthia's life, please visit MeM .com or mullinsthompson .com.

Chester "Mickey" Rose, Jr

Chester "Mickey" Rose, Jr., 64 died Sunday, December 21, 2008 at Mary Washington Hospital.  
Mr. Rose retired after 33 years as a computer specialist at NSWC, Dahlgren.  He was a former member of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.  He was a member of the Fredericksburg Rod & Gun club where he served as Director and was also a life member of the National Skeet Shooting Association.  Mr. Rose was a life member of the NRA.
He is survived by his wife Judy S. Rose of the home and a sister Shirley J. Tyler and her husband John of Stafford.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors from 6pm to 8pm Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home in King George.  A funeral will be held at Nash and Slaw at 11:00am Saturday, December 27, 2008 with burial in the cemetery of Potomac Baptist Church, King George.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity.

Area Deaths - November 26, 2008

Robert S. "Bob" Halien, Sr.

Robert S. "Bob" Halien Sr., 88, of King George County, formerly of New Jersey, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at the home of his daughter in King George.
Mr. Halien had retired as a credit manager from Diamond Shamrock Chemical Co. He was the widower of Mary E. Halien for 23 years.
Survivors include his son, Robert S. Halien Jr. of Bristol, N.H.; his daughter, Ellen Herdemian of King George; his son, William Brad Halien of Hackettstown, N.J.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral and burial will be held in Flemington, N.J.

Beatrice Viola Lincoln

Beatrice Viola Lincoln, 66 of Colonial Beach, VA, died Thursday, Nov.20th at her residence.
Predeceased by her parents Sterling and Viola Evans, stepson Steven Lowrey, brothers Sterling A., Harry A., and Asa R. Evans, she is survived by husband Frank E. Lincoln, Jr. a son William Johnson, Jr., a daughter Betty Irene Mae Yake, step children Linda Leapley, Frank Lincoln, III., Darleene Morris, David James McBroom, Deanna Lee; her sisters Ruby McNeel and Sylvia A. Crouse; 8 grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren.  
The family received friends on Monday Nov. 24, 2008 and a funeral service was held Tuesday at the funeral home with internment at the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.  AREHART-ECHOLS FUNERAL HOME,P.A., 211 St. Mary's Ave., La Plata, MD handled all the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Lung Cancer, Virginia Cancer Society of Fredericksburg, VA.

Shirley Apperson Kane

Shirley Apperson Kane, 58, of King George County died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at her home.
She had retired as an employee of the city of Fredericksburg, and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard "Bud" Kane; two daughters, Bonnie Coates and her husband, DeWayne, of Westmoreland County and Beverly Bennett of King George; seven siblings, Dwight Apperson, John Apperson, James Apperson, Edward Apperson, Edna Barber, Robert Apperson and Dorthy Canterbury; and five grandchildren, Brandon, Caitlin, David, Lauren and Kayla. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Dorthy Apperson; and her brother, David Apperson.
A funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Ted James officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Baptist Church cemetery, King George.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485 or to Round Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 467, King George, Va. 22485.
 

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