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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 - 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 - 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

Area Deaths - July 22, 2009

Arbutus Tompkins Vanover

Arbutus Tompkins Vanover, 66, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at her home with her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was a retired employee of the Prince William County school system and was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Lee Vanover Sr.; her parents, Frank and Nora Tompkins; and three brothers, Donnie, Buford and Cephas Tompkins.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicky and Tom Motley of Rockingham, N.C., and Patricia and Paul Walsh of Rhoadesville; one son, Boyd Lee Vanover Jr. of Colonial Beach; six grandchildren, Tommy Motley, Greg Motley, Amanda Walsh, Tracy Walsh, Morgan Vanover and Marissa Vanover; one great-grandchild, Peyton Michael Lee Walsh; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Geraldine Tompkins of Johnson City, Tenn., and Danny and Maggie Tompkins of Wise; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Norma Tardiff of Springdale, Ark., and Clayetta and Lee Hobbs of Pound; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral for Arbutus Vanover was  held Sunday, July 19, at the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel in Wise, with the Rev. Randy Carter officiating. Burial followed in Shelcy Mullins Cemetery in Pound.
Donations in Arbutus Vanover's memory may be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 3302 Bourbon St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22408.
Sturgill Funeral Home, 1621 Norton Road S.W., Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

Renee Marie SeGuine

Renee Marie SeGuine, 75, of Colonial Beach, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters, Stephanie Phipps of Glenn Dale, Md., Barbara Kaltenheuser of Washington, D.C., Donna Carter of Fredericksburg, and Angela Engelmann of Derwood, Md.; her brother, Roi SeGuine of Falls Church; her sister, Joan Beavers, of Toms Brook; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Carter, and her sisters Nonie SeGuine and Barbara Sandusky.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Colonial Beach. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
A second Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., at a future date.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Gunnery Sgt. David S. Spicer

Marine Gunnery Sgt. David Shane Spicer of Montross died Monday, July 13, 2009, outside Delhi, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces.
He proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as an explosive ordnance disposal technician. He had joined the Marines in 1994, upon graduation from high school in Ohio.
David was born Oct. 13, 1975, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Sandra and Gary Lockwood. On July 23, 2005, he married Katrina A. Thompson, who survives him. They made their home in Montross.
He was stationed for a number of years at Indian Head, Md., with CBIRF and continued his service with the Second EOD Company aboard Camp Lejune, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, David Shane Spicer II, on July 18, 2008.
In addition to his loving parents and devoted wife, he is survived by his beloved daughter, Abigail; his soon-to-be-born son, Chance; and his mother-in-law, Linda Armstrong, who resides with the family. He also leaves behind his three brothers; one sister; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, most of whom reside in Ohio.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Burial will take place with full military honors at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 23, in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation. woundedeodwarrior.org . 540/373-2766.

Area Deaths - July 15, 2009

Susan Lucks Gardner

Susan Lucks Gardner, born January 7, 1958, beloved wife of Paul Brian Gardner, passed away on July 6, 2009, after a long valiant battle with cancer.  Susie was active in many Colonial Beach organizations, including the Colonial Beach Fdn., Party on the  Potomac, the Historical Society, and the Chamber of Commerce.  She and her husband Paul co-owned Blue Moon Productions and the Blue Moon Antique shop on North Irving Avenue in Colonial Beach.
She leaves behind her parents, David J. Lucks, Sr. and Elizabeth A. Lucks; stepmother Diana Wilson; brother David J. Jr.; sister-in-law Mary; nieces Megan and Rachel; step sisters Emily and Alice; aunt Jane Dowrick Whitlow and her husband Michael; uncle Charles Dowrick, Jr. and his wife Laura; as well as nephews and nieces and cousins.  Also surviving are her mother and father-in-law Alice M. and Frank W. Gardner; sisters-in-law Lydia Leeds, April Gardner, and Ami Cannon.
An informal memorial service will be held at Dockside Restaurant on the point in Colonial Beach, Virginia on Thursday, July 16th at 1:00p.m., followed by a reception at St. Mary's Parish House at 2:00p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, c/o Fr. Ron Okrasinski,  P.O. Box 420, Colonial Beach, Virginia, 22443. Nash & Slaw Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Manuel Atkins

Virginia Manuel Atkins, 90, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was born to George Washington Manuel and Dora Lee Gwinn Manuel on Aug. 31, 1918, in Wythe County. She was the widow of Joseph H. Atkins, who passed away in 2002.
Virginia held several retail positions while living in the Washington, D.C., area.  She also was employed as a receptionist at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
Virginia enjoyed her membership at Rebecca Lodge 94, VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Daughters of Virginia, Eastern Star and the Woman's Bible class of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Virginia was predeceased by her son Steve Atkins in 2006 and by 14 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her sons David Atkins and his wife, Sandra, of Glenville, N.Y., and Joseph Atkins of Colonial Beach; three grandsons, David Robert and his wife, Mona, and Daniel and William Atkins; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Friday, July 10, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Burial was in Historyland Cemetery, King George.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8096 Leedstown Road, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Viola Haislope Mason

Viola Haislope Mason, 85, of Stafford County died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was a longtime member of St. George's Episcopal Church.
Viola was the daughter of Fannie Evelyn and Thomas Monroe Haislope, born in Millenbeck (Slab Town) in 1924. She was proud of her Northern Neck heritage and proudly claimed her position as a "Necker!"
Mrs. Mason was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Melba Packett of Warsaw.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Samuel P. Mason; her two sons, Thomas Mark Mason and Byron K. Hinton and his wife, Patricia; her grandchildren, Brandon and Ashley Hinton; and her sister, Louise White and her husband, John, of Burkeville.
Mrs. Mason was a retired civil servant from the Dept. of the Navy at Dahlgren; a life member of the Izaak Walton League for which she was a past president of the Virginia Division, and past member of the National Endowment Board. She served Stafford County for many years as a commissioner on the Wetlands Board.
The funeral service was held Saturday, July 11 at Covenant Funeral Service,  Fredericksburg, Va. with the Rev. Larry Lenow officiating.  Interment followed in the Corrottoman Baptist Church cemetery in Ottoman.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the church of one's choice or the Micah Ministries of Fredericksburg, 1013 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Robert Joseph Crowder

Robert Joseph "Bob" Crowder, 65, of Stafford County died Friday, July 10, 2009, at his home, surrounded by family after a brief and courageous battle with stomach cancer.
Bob was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Washington, D.C., where he grew up. After receiving his bachelor's degree in physics at Lynchburg College, he began his career at the Naval Weapons Laboratory, now Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, in exterior ballistics where aiming data for Navy projectiles and unguided missiles were produced. He retired in 2003, after 38 years of service, ending his career as head of the Command and Combat Control Systems Division. He was the recipient of many awards and honors, including the John Adolphus Dahlgren Award in 2000.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy S. Crowder; his three children, Robert Crowder Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Stafford, Grant Crowder and his wife, Elizabeth, of Annandale, and Sydney Crowder of Stafford; his sister, Patricia Montrief and her husband, Wayne, of Stafford; five granddaughters, Avery, Laurel, Haley, Reese and Caroline; three nephews; two nieces; and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert England Crowder and Laura Isabel Lankford Crowder.
A longtime resident of Stafford, most of his enjoyment came from his family, and from his days spent vacationing on the Chesapeake Bay in southern Maryland. He battled and beat prostate cancer in 1998, and regularly attended local prostate cancer support groups for the past 10 years, making many new friends.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 14, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. James Vaught officiating. Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, it was Bob's request that memorial contributions be made to either the Cancer Center of Virginia, 6105 Health Center Lane, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, specifying that donations be utilized for the Prostate Cancer Support Group, or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Alfred Michael Arnott

Alfred Michael Arnott, 51, of King George County died Friday, July 10, 2009, at his residence.
He was born July 21, 1957, in Morristown, N.J., to Jeanne M. Arnott and the late Alfred S. Arnott.
He worked as a senior systems engineer for Chugach at Dahlgren. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the American Legion, and was a plank owner on the USS Halyburton FFG 40.
Survivors included his wife of 25 years, Carol A. Arnott; his children, Courtney F. Silverthorn, Ph.D., and her husband, Matthew, of Gaithersburg, Md., USMC Cpl. Daniel M. Arnott of Jacksonville, N.C., and Alyssa M. Arnott of King George; his mother, Jeanne M. Arnott of Piscataway, N.J.; his brothers, Stephen Arnott and his wife, Melinda, of South Bound Brook, N.J., and Timothy Arnott of Spotsylvania County; his sister, Jill Robb and her husband, Andrew, of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Colonial Beach. Burial will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
The family  received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Memorial contributions may be made to wounded warriorproject.org.
Online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

Michael R. McGinniss

Michael R. McGinniss, 45, of King George County died Sunday, July 12, 2009. He was a self-employed drywall installer and boat mechanic, who loved to sail.
He is survived by his five children: Amanda, Samantha, Michael, Ryan and Allison McGinniss; two sisters, Patricia M. Bowler and husband Billy Bowler Jr., and Jeannie M. Allison and husband Kenny Allison; a number of nieces and nephews; and his fiancee, Kelly Powers.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with Helen Lehr officiating the cere-mony.  Burial will be private.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the funeral home.
Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

Bertha Mae Stevens

Bertha Mae Stevens, 95, of King George, VA died Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Stevens, born March 8, 1914, was the widow of John M. "Jack" Stevens. She was the oldest member of Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women.
Survivors include her children, Marie Williams and her husband, Herbert of King George, Jean Fulford and her husband, Elton of Sarasota, Fla., John Stevens, Jr. and his wife, Ethel of Glenolden, Pa., Joseph Stevens and his wife, Loraine of Triangle, and Robert Stanley Stevens and his wife, Lorraine of Stafford County; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley Snellings and Roberta Thompson.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 16 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel with Rev. Keith Boyette and Rev. Elfie Finn-McKenzie officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 at the funeral home.

Area Deaths - June 10, 2009

Elise G. Roane

Elise G. Roane, 70, of Tappahannock departed this life Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at her residence.
She is survived by two daughters, Laverne Smith of Pennsylvania and Juanita Brown of Tappahannock; two sons, Earl Roane and William "Billy" Roane, both of Tappahannock; and three sisters, Ella Mae Roane, Jean Campbell and Louisa Garnett, all of Tappahannock.
The funeral was held Saturday, June 6, at St. John Baptist Church, DeSha, with the Rev. Linwood Jones, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at washingtonfh.net.

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Area Deaths - July 8, 2009

Helen Armstrong Lilly

Mrs. Helen “Bonnie” Armstrong Lilly, 66, of Colonial Beach, Virginia, passed away on June 12, 2009, in the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA.
She was the wife of Darrell Clark Lilly for 20 years. They were married in Ottawa, Kansas while she was employed as the administrative assistant to the president of an international crane company. She and her husband moved to Colonial Beach in 1999.
Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the only daughter of William W. and Helen Armstrong, long-time residents of Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, PA.  
She is survived  by her husband, and three brothers: W. Warren Armstrong of Allentown, PA, J. Scott Armstrong of Drexel Hill, PA, and H. Lloyd Armstrong of Newbury, MA plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School in 1960 and a graduate of Hood College in 1964 with a B.S. degree. Shortly after graduating from Hood, she began working for NCR Corporation teaching computer systems usage to bank clients. She moved to McLean VA to work with Head Start Women in Fairfax County. From there she went to work with Sen. George McGovern’s presidential campaign in 1972 as the assistant radio news director. After the campaign she began working with the women’s movement and in 1974 was elected president of the Northern Virginia National Organization of Women (NOW). She had her own interior decorating firm, catering to upscale clients in the D.C. area for many years.
 A memorial celebration of her life will be held for family and friends on August 15, 2009, from 10:30 -12:30 p.m. at The Grange Estate, 143 Myrtle Ave., Havertown, PA.

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Area Deaths - June 3, 2009

 James W. Nave

James W. Nave, 74, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday May 25, 2009, at his home.
James was an avid fisherman and never missed an opportunity to cast a line.
James is survived by his sons, James W. Nave Jr. of Unionville, Michael W. Nave of Stafford County, and David Smith and Jim Smith, both of Fredericksburg; his brothers, Joseph, John and Roderick Nave, all of Fredericksburg; his sisters, Mary Hewitt of Stafford and Lilly Mae Casey of North Carolina; as well as nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his brother Andrew Nave and his stepdaughter Helen Dishman.
A graveside service was held  Thursday, May 28, at the Nave family cemetery in King George County.
Online condolences may be expressed to James' family at foundandsons.com.

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Area Deaths - July 1, 2009

Kathleen Delores Seay

Kathleen Delores Seay of Glen Allen and Colonial Beach, passed away on June 30, 2009.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carl F. Shields; sister, Maureen Shields; two brothers, Michael and Kevin Shields; and a nephew, Patrick Shields.
She is survived by her husband, William R. "Bill" Marion Shields; two brothers, Dusty Shields and wife Barbara, and Sandy Shields; sister Marlene Biggs and husband Johnny; four grandchildren, Trey, Nicholas and Hunter Painter and Maverick Anderson; also many nieces and nephews who were special to her.
Kathleen was a long time employee of Wachovia Bank with 30 plus years of service where she developed many friendships and life long friends.  
The family will receive friends from 6-8pm, Tuesday, July 7th at Nash & Slaw, Colonial Beach Chapel, 3rd Street, Colonial Beach, Va.  Interment will be private.

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Area Deaths - May 27, 2009

Estelle Green Huddleson

Estelle Green Huddleson, 65, of King George County died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at the home of her brother Kelley Green.

She was a member of Montague Baptist Church; and worked at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., for 12 years; worked at the King George Elementary School cafeteria from 2002 until 2005, and was a greeter at Wal-Mart. She also was a member of the VFW 3103 Ladies Auxiliary in Fredericksburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Huddleson; her parents, John and Sissie Green; her brothers, Stanley, John Jr. and Harold; and her sisters, Elizabeth Garnett and Jean Minter.

She is survived by her sister Virgie Farmer of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Kelley and Aubrey Green of King George; 20 nephews and nine nieces; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and three Godchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 23, at Montague Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Kenneth Brooks officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.

Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Online condolences may be posted at nashandslawfh.com.

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Area Deaths - June 24, 2009

Ralph Louellen Johns

Ralph Louellen Johns, 84, of Tappahannock departed this life Thursday, June 11, 2009, in a Richmond hospital.
He is survived by two daughters, Dr. Sonja Johns-Sharp of Goochland, and Aritha F. Willoughby of Washington, D.C.; one son, Ralph E. Johns of Powhatan; and two sisters, Irene Ellis of Philadelphia, and Velora Johnson of Covington, Ga.
A viewing was held June 19, at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. The funeral was Saturday, June 20, at Angel Visit Baptist Church, Dunnsville, with the Rev. Carla Lightfoot, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Edward and Levy Cemetery, Waverly.
Arrangements are entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

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Area Deaths - May 20, 2009

June Sullivan

June Sullivan, 83, of Tappahannock died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Ashley Ann Fricke and Crystal Ann Fricke; and her brother, Allen Ronald Stevens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Sullivan; her son, Jimmy Stevens; and her daughter, Elizabeth Fricke.
Services will be private.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Robert E. Larman

Robert E. Larman 54, of King George County passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, at his home.
Born in Washington, D.C., Robert is survived by two sons, Robert Larman McCormick of Charles Town, W.Va. and Joey Larman of Gaithersburg, Md.; one daughter, Tammy Hardy Larman of Malboro, Md.; two stepchildren, Todd Christian and Jessica New, both of the home; and eight grandchildren: Timothy and Marcus Hardy, Kimberland and Selena Larman, Blake Christian, Autumn Dawn Kidd, Daniel New Jr., and his best little buddy, Samuel Ray New. Also surviving is his companion of eight years, Reda Christian of King George, whom he loved dearly and his sister-in-law, Samantha Hill, whom he loved as a sister.
He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Robert E. and Hazel A. Larman, and his beloved and well-remembered sister.
A funeral celebrating Robert's life was held  Thursday, May 14, at the funeral chapel of Found & Sons, Fredericksburg, with Pastor Patrick Davis officiating.  Interment followed in the Sparks Family Cemetery, 1160 Brooke Road, Falmouth.
Pallbearers were his best friend Stanley I. "Butch" LiCalzi, James "Jimmy" Shelton, his son-in-law Daniel New, his nephew Jake Kidd, Trevor McHugh and Jason Rodgers.
Online condolences may be expressed to Robert's family at      foundandsons .com.

Neva Jean Bosworth

Neva Jean Bosworth, 77, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday May 9, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was born April 9, 1932, in Galloway, W.Va., a daughter of the late Sidney Duvall and Madeline Hunt Duvall Tenney. She was united in marriage Oct. 27, 1957, to Robert L. Bosworth, who preceded her in death in 1984.
Survivors include one sister, Carolyn Duvall Schoudt, wife of the late George Schoudt of Tucker, Ga.; two nephews, Gregory and wife Pat Schoudt of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Jeff and wife Doris Hardin of Warren, Ohio; two nieces, Penny and husband Darrell Hite of Leesburg, S.C., and Kelly Hardin of Southington, Ohio; and several great-nieces, nephews and cousins.
Neva helped rear two nephews, Eric and wife Hope Bosworth, and David Bosworth, both of King George County.
She was preceded in death by one sister; Phyllis Duvall Hardin.
Neva was owner and operator with her husband of the Paul Baker potato chip company in Colonial Beach from 1972 to 1980, She worked for the Department of Defense for the Army division at the Pentagon for years and, after retiring, returned to her role as a homemaker. She completed one year at Fairmont State College.
Neva loved making wreaths and floral arrangements, and she was a Methodist by faith.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 13th at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi, W.Va., with the Rev. Alicia Rapking officiating.  Interment  followed in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.
  Condolences may be expressed to the family at wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.

Allen Perry "J.R." Sweeney

Allen Perry "J.R." Sweeney, 65, of King George County died Sunday, May 10, 2009.
Born March 16, 1944, in Washington, D.C., Mr. Sweeney was a baker for Safeway Stores for 24 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam era. He was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church in King George.
He was a guitar musician for 50 years and played for a longtime group known as Canyon Creek. He was an avid Redskins fan and enjoyed most being with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Sweeney; four sons, David A. Sweeney of Waldorf, Md., David W. Johnson and his wife, Joy, of King George, Joshua Johnson and his wife, Allison, of Ruther Glen, and Matthew Vargas and his wife, Mabel, of King George; eight daughters: Cindy Christopher and her husband, James, of Spotsylvania County, Regina Wathen and her husband, Lewis, of Mechanicsville, Md., Tina Donaldson and her husband, Bobby, of Hughesville, Md., Terry Sweeney of Calvert County, Md., Hollie Sweeney of Laurel, Md., Sharon Hall of Charlotte Hall, Md., Dorothy Brooks and her husband, VaDawn, of King George, and Jessica Sisco and her husband, Robert, of Spotsylvania; two brothers, Roger Baugher of Hopewell and Lonnie DuBeau of Silver Spring, Md.; two sisters, Phyllis Moran and Barbara Ridney, both of Bowie, Md.; and mother-in-law Ruby Burch. He also is survived by 31 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sweeney was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Sweeney and Anna Agnes Dalton; his father-in-law, John E. Burch Sr., and his brother Clay DuBeau.
A funeral was held Wednesday, May 13, at Raymond Funeral Chapel, La Plata, Md., with Pastor Lester Curtis officiating. Interment followed in the United Methodist Church cemetery in Dentsville, Md.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Sweeney's memory may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
Arrangements are entrusted to Raymond Funeral Service, P.A., 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, Md. 20646.

Kathryn "Babe" Turley Lane

Kathryn "Babe" Turley Lane, 76, of Frederick County died Thursday, May 7, 2009, in a local nursing facility.
Mrs. Lane was born in 1932, in California, the daughter of the late Elmer and Marie Ruth Turley. She was a homemaker.
Her husband, Charles W. Lane, whom she married June 23, 1951, preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1996.
Surviving are her daughters, Cathy Schultz and her husband, Daryle, of Winchester, and Patricia Holliday and her husband, Robert, of Wintergreen; her son, Michael Lane and his wife, Sharyn, of Colonial Beach; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Chuck Turley and his wife, Barbara, of Delaware. Two sisters, Evelyn Rhodes and Margie Duval, preceded her in death.
A memorial service was conducted Sunday, May 17, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, in Winchester. Interment will be in Quantico National Cemetery, on Friday, May 29, at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, Va. 22601.
Sign guestbook at ompsfuneralhome.com.

Ollie Oliver Olive

Ollie Oliver Olive, 74, of Stafford County, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Ollie was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4123. He had retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, after 26 years of service. He served in the National Guard, and was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of five years, Polly Olive; his son, Francis Bennett Olive and his best friend, Trina Erwin, of Spotsylvania County; two grandsons, John Taylor Olive and Samuel Thomas Olive; a niece, Carol Ann Gulick; a nephew, Cliff Payne; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers were James Clarke, Dale Craig, Butch Williams, Gregg Harding, Cliff Payne and Maurice Burton. Honorary pallbearers included John Taylor Olive and Samuel Thomas Olive.
Ollie was predeceased by his first wife, Crystal H. Olive; his father and mother, Aubin and Bertha Olive; and his sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Murlie Pates.
A funeral service was held Friday, May 15, at Found & Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Services, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Carroll Markham and the Rev. M. Paul Curry officiating. Interment took place in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be sent to Ollie's family at foundandsons.com.

Margaret C. Wholey

Margaret Coates Wholey, 88 of Fredericksburg died Friday, May 15, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff  Wholey; Kevin F. Wholey and wife, Virginia, all of Fredericksburg; brother, Frank Coates, Jr. of Colonial Beach; three sisters, Edna Adkins of Fredericksburg, Barbara Owens of Montross and Gladys Coates of King George; four grandchildren, Chris Wholey, Samantha Wholey, Logan Wholey and Shannon Wholey.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 19, at Covenant Funeral Service Fredericksburg Chapel. Burial will be at 11a.m. Wednesday, May 20 at Quantico National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Processing Center Box 5216 Glen Allen, VA  23058 or to the Alzheimer’s Association 2217 Princess Anne St. Suite 106-1F Fredericksburg, VA  22401.
Online guestbook at covenantfuneralservice.com.

William B. "Billy" Spencer

William Burnley "Billy" Spencer, 59, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital following a brief bout with cancer.
Mr. Spencer retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren after 32 years of service, having worked in the electric shop and the J Department. He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Debbie Spencer; two daughters, Lorie Bland and her husband, Timmy, and Renee Brown and her husband, Bear; his sister, Diana Payne and her husband, Earl; three grandchildren, Brandon, Michael and Devinn; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Monday, May 18, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Bruce Lee, Dan Dolan, Jimmy Franklin, Buzz Quesenberry, Timmy Bland and Bear Brown.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Gregory Vincent Marsh

Gregory Vincent Marsh, 71, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, May 17, 2009.
He was the widower of Nancy Williams Marsh.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin G. Marsh of Farnham and William D. Marsh of Colonial Beach; a daughter, Robin M. Phillips of Haynesville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandaughter.
A funeral was held  Tuesday, May 19, at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel, 17546 Kings Highway, Montross.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 4600 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

Florence Anna L. R. Stuerzel

Florence Anna Lillian Ramm Stuerzel passed away peacefully on May 16, 2009 supported by family and friends.
She was born October 15 1919 in Bronx, NY to Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Bruning) Ramm.  She attended school in NY, graduating from Theodore Roosevelt High.  Florence married John F. Stuerzel on April 25, 1943 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bronx NY.
Preceded in death by her husband John and brothers Herbert, Henry and Ferdinand Ramm, she is survived by her sister Eleanor Schaefer of Youngston, FL; her three children, Katherine E. Phillips, John F. Stuerzel III, and Richard G Stuerzel; six grandchildren: Beth Phillips, Neil Phillips, Gretchen Stuerzel, Elizabeth Stuerzel Helsel, John F, Stuerzel, IV and Arianne Stuerzel and her great grandson, Jonathan Spencer Phillips.  She is also survived by ten nieces and three nephews.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1938, Worthy Matron in the Bronx as well as Westchester and Grand Representative to Minnesota.  She was active in Scouts, VFW, American Legion, long time member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church and a member of the Croton Senior Citizens organization.  
She was employed by Gristede Brothers in the Bronx until her move to Croton.  There she was employed by the Croton Cortland News and Our Savior Lutheran Church.
She moved to King George, VA in 1999 to live with her daughter, Katherine.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00p.m. Friday, May 22 at Dahlgren United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
A later service will be held at Croton-on-the-Hudson, NY.

Paul F. Guy

Paul F. Guy, 89, of Stafford County died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Guy had retired from the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of World War II, having served at the Guadalcanal in the fall of 1942. He later retired as a water plant operator at Quantico. He was a member of the American Federation of Government Employees, Local No. 1786.
He is survived by Nellie Kendall Guy, his wife of 68 years; four children, Judy Metz of Bay St. Louis, Miss., Paul Guy Jr. of King George County, Beverly Grace Brown of Melbourne, Fla., and Winnie Sullivan of Stafford; two sisters, Rene Watson and Annie Sampson of Troy, Tenn.; and 43 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 21, in Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abundant Life Assembly of God, 200 Onville Road, Stafford, Va. 22556.
Arrangements are being handled by Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Reverend Dr. Ben Jones, Jr.

The Reverend Dr. Ben Jones Jr. of Spotsylvania County died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
He was the Pastor of Living Ark Baptist Church in King George and well respected throughout the community.

Area Deaths - June 17, 2009

Thomas Byrd

Thomas Byrd, 62, of Tappahannock departed this life Monday, June 8, 2009.
He is survived by his niece, Ann Lewis-Jones of Greensboro, N.C., and a host of cousins and friends.
A viewing was held  Thursday, June 11, at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. The funeral was held Friday, June 12, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Hustle, with the Rev. Charles Johnson, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Services of comfort are entrusted to Washington Funeral Home.

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Area Deaths - May 13, 2009

Fred Morris Carver

Fred Morris Carver, 86, a resident of Colonial Beach, died May 1, 2009.
A small private service was held at the Mary Washington Health Care Facility in Colonial Beach and burial followed at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
Mr. Carver had a career and retired as a professional firefighter at Engine #5 in Georgetown, D.C.  He also spent many years in the private employ of the Pepsi-Cola Company.
Mr. Carver was born in Washington , D.C. in 1923.  He grew up in D.C. and the Westmoreland County area of Virginia.  He graduated from McKinley Tech High School in D.C.  He was drafted into the Army during WWII, and was in the second wave of soldiers to land on Omaha Beach.  He was with the Army through Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, and the Battle of the Bulge.
After the War, Mr. Carver married his high school sweetheart, Lucille A, Rhame, and started a new life in Kensington, MD.  Fred and Lucille moved into the Ebb Tide Beach area of Colonial Beach in 1971.
Survivors include his sons Fred (Skip) and his wife, Brownie; Warren and his wife, Lori; grandchildren Russell Carver, Katie Spiekerman (husband, Chuck), Christopher Carver (wife, Kathy), and great-granchild, Jacob.

Guadalupe Chen

Guadalupe Chen, 83, of King George County died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the residence of her son.
A native of Mexico, she is survived by one son and one daughter, five grandchildren, and three sisters and two brothers.
A funeral was held Friday, May 8, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Port Royal.
Donations in her memory may be sent to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17th floor, Chicago, Ill. 60601, or visit AL2.org.
Online guestbook is available at brooksfuneralhome .com.

Leonard David Maza Sr.

 Leonard David Maza, Sr.,  86, died April  29, 2009, in Ocala, FL.   He was born January 12, 1923, in Chicago, IL; and was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jocelyn Nickerson Maza, and his son L. "David" Maza, Jr.
"Lenny" was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, master carpenter, talented artist, active Boy Scout Master, and avid traveler.  Legacy of his carpentry talents are enjoyed in many private homes and churches throughout Cape Cod.  Lenny moved to Hernando, FL from So. Orleans, Mass, in 2002, to care for his ailing wife and enjoy a milder climate.
Survivors include his daughter Mary L. Zappulla (Gerald) of King George; granddaughters:  Cheryl L. Feeser (Steven), of King George, VA and Angela M. Tessier of Port Royal, VA; three great-grand daughters:  LeighAnna C. Feeser, Kennedy A. Tessier, and Madison E. Tessier, and one great grandson:  E. Michael Feeser.
A graveside service and celebration of his life, will be in So. Orleans, MA, and his remains will be interned, with his wife, at Evergreen Cemetery, North Eastham, MA. later this summer.

Ester Nash Thomas

Ester Nash Thomas, 83, of Montross went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.
Mrs. Thomas was a retired mathematician at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren. She was a member of Popes Creek Baptist Church and a community volunteer. She was the widow of Charles E. Thomas.
She is survived by seven siblings; numerous nieces and nephews; and close friends and a dedicated staff of caregivers.
A funeral was held Friday, May 8, at Popes Creek Baptist Church, Baynesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Popes Creek Baptist Church, c/o Elizabeth M. Nash, Box 592, Montross, Va. 22520, or Riverside Tappahannock Hospice Support Services, 658 Hospital Road, Medical Arts Building A, Suite 201, Tappahannock, Va. 22560.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral homeva.com.

Welford "Dick" DeShazo

Welford “Dick”  DeShazo, 65, life-long resident of  King George, Virginia passed away on  Thursday, May 7, 2009, surrounded by family and loved ones.
He was a member of Two Rivers Church in King George.  Soon after graduating from King George High School, Mr. DeShazo joined the Army and served in the Vietnam War.  Following his service, he began a career at the Quantico Marine Corps Base and retired in April 2005.  He was preceded in death by his parents James Buck and Virginia DeShazo, and two brothers, Howard Mitchell DeShazo and Harry Milton DeShazo.
After retirement he enjoyed the many interests he had pursued throughout his life.  He was an avid hunter and spent many wonderful days on his boat fishing.  He had many a story to tell about the ones that got away and the ones he caught.  He also loved gardening and sports, especially basketball.
He devoted most of his time to his adoring family and especially cherished the time he spent with the five grandchildren he and Joan were blessed to have.   He loved them more than life itself and would do anything for them.  They especially kept him going through the dark times of his illness.
Mr. DeShazo is survived by his dedicated and loving wife of 42 years, Joan Turner DeShazo; two sons, James DeShazo, his wife, Kerry, and their three children, Cali, Owen, and Meghan of Montpelier, Virginia; Kevin DeShazo, his wife, Amy, and their children, Caeden and Nicholas of  Middletown,  Connecticut; two sisters, Katherine Burgess and Eleanor James, both of Stafford, Virginia.
His strength and outlook during his bout with cancer was amazing.  He bravely fought with everything he had to beat the illness.  He always said he would beat it, but in the end he was ready to go to his final home above and left knowing he had done all he could on this earth.  Dick had so many friends who loved to be with him.  He will be always be missed and remembered for his courage and devotion to his family.  Throughout his illness he was an inspiration to everyone he knew and met.
A funeral service was held on Monday, May 11 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg with Rev. Peyton Wiltshire and Rev. Bob Ellinger officiating. Entombment  followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Two Rivers Church Building Fund P. O. Box 1425, King George, Va 22485.
Dick’s family wishes to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during his illness.
An online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Elizabeth G. "Pep" Lumpkin

Elizabeth G. "Pep" Lumpkin, 84, of Hustle, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel Lumpkin of Hustle; her daughter, Joyce Brown of Camp Springs, Md.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Monday, May 11, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hustle, with the Rev. Charles Johnson officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery, Supply.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

John W. Brown

John W. Brown, 86, of King George County died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He is survived by a sister, Emma Cole of Bowling Green, and a brother, James A. Brown of King George.
A funeral was held Tuesday, May 12, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Harry Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Brown family cemetery in KG.

 

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