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Area Deaths - April 1, 2009

Mary Elizabeth Pegelow

Mary Elizabeth Pegelow, 103, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, at the home of her grandson in Fredericksburg.
Mary was born on Sept. 3, 1905, and spent most of her life in the Lorton area and at Colonial Beach. She was a most loving mother and grandmother who will be truly missed by her entire family.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Linnell Ball and her husband, Bruce; her sons Paul F. Pegelow Jr. and his wife, Virginia, and Donald R. Pegelow and his wife, Lynne; eight grandchildren, Kerry Ball, Janice Beall, Ray Pegelow, Melinda Rice, Dan Pegelow, Thomas Pegelow, Dale Pegelow and Jill Armm; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Frederick Pegelow and her parents, Norman and Linnie Shepherd.
The family would like to give special thanks to granddaughter-in-law Kaye Pegelow and her caregiver, Pat Ackuayi, for the excellent care and devotion they provided during her illness.
A funeral was held at Thursday, March 26, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel. Interment  followed in the Pohick Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cranford United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, Box 212, Lorton, Va. 22199.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Pearl E. Maultsby

Pearl E. Maultsby, 90, of King George County, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
A native of Indiantown, Md. She was the widow of Edward L. Maultsby and attended Baptist and Methodist churches.
Survivors include her six sons, Thomas E. Maultsby of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Fred W. Maultsby of Clarksville, Md., Larry P. Maultsby of Linthicum, Md., Ronald E. Maultsby of Fulton, Md., Raymond E. Maultsby of The Philippines, and Dennis J. Maultsby of Laurel, Md.; one daughter, Bonnie L. Riffle of Grantsville, W.Va.; her brother, Raymond Crismond of King George; her sister, Dorothy Morris of Virginia Beach; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter Barbara L. Colver.
Her funeral was held Thursday, March 26, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Michael Finn-McKenzie officiating. Burial was in the Tabernacle cemetery in King George.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pearl's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, Va. 22485.

Deborah J. Bushrod

Deborah J. Bushrod, 52, of King George County died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge.
Born in Washington, D.C., she was a retired school administrator and educator for the King George County school system. She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
She is survived by one son, Arthur Bushrod III of King George; two daughters, Amanda Bushrod of King George and Adrienne Bushrod of Waldorf, Md.; her mother, Sylvia Williams of King George; two grandchildren, Alaijah and Aiden; and her father- and mother-in-law, Arthur and Ida Bell Bushrod of King George. She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard Johnson, and her brother, Rodney Williams.
A funeral was held  Saturday, March 28, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Joseph Hayden officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Linda Ann Bland Barker

Linda Ann Bland Barker, 45, of King George County died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was a shift manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Fredericksburg for three years and previously was the shift manager for KFC in Dahlgren for five years.
She is survived by one daughter, Lashawnda Bland of Spotsylvania County; one son, James Barker of King George; her parents, James and Yvonne Bland of King George; one brother, Anthony Bland of Spotsylvania; and three sisters, Melissa Saunders and Berdina Clark of Spotsylvania and Jamie Bland of King George.
A funeral was held Monday, March 30, at Salem Baptist Church, Jersey, with the Rev. Leonard G. Bland officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, is handling the arrangements. Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Jean W. Gouldman

Jean W. Gouldman, 71, of King George County died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Gouldman was a lifelong resident of King George and had retired from NSWC Dahlgren after 30 years of service. Most recently she had been employed at Dr. Canizare's office in King George for 30 years.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in King George.
Survivors include her son, Jerry S. Gouldman and his wife, Kim, of King George; her sister, Elizabeth Stephens of Fredericksburg; one granddaughter, Mary Gouldman; and one great-granddaughter, Lexi Burke, both of King George.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tori Burke.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Oakland Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Cliff Hedges officiating. Burial will follow in Historyland Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association.

Ellyn C. Alvarez

Ellyn C. Alvarez, 69, of Colonial Beach died Friday, March 27, 2009, at Essex House in Tappahannock.
She is survived by one daughter, Angela Shaffer of Annandale; four sons, Carl Roynon of Colonial Beach, Wayne Roynon of Alexandria, Mike Roynon of Louisiana, and James Mullins of Florida; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Ellyn loved ceramics and enjoyed making, painting and selling her creations.
A funeral was held Monday, March 30, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Burial was in National Memorial Park, Falls Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may go to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Bessie Mae Sayles
Bessie Mae Sayles, 97, of Tappahannock died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at a local health care center.
She is survived by one nephew, Jacob Wormley of Tappahannock.
A viewing was held at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock, and the funeral was conducted  Tuesday, March 31, at St. John Baptist Church, DeSha, with the Rev. Linwood Jones offiating. Interment  followed in the church cemetery.

Frances Butler

Frances Butler, 82, a lifelong resident of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, March 26, 2009, following a long illness.
Frances Rosmond Sullivan, 68, of Spotsylvania County died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond.
Survivors include her husband, Edward N. Sullivan; her sons, Chester E. Taylor Jr. of Spotsylvania and Stanley Sparks of Tappahannock; her daughters, Patricia Morgan of Spotsylvania and Judy Sparks of Phoenix, Ariz.; her brother, Jack Faulkner of Fayetteville, Pa.; her sister, Elizabeth Gumola of Auburndale, Fla.; and her grandchildren, Danny Allen Hale, Chester E. Taylor III and Sara Morgan.
A graveside service was held  Tuesday, March 31, in Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. R. Kenneth Brooks officiating.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice
With more than 35 years of federal government service, Ms. Butler retired from Dahlgren, where she had served as a travel coordinator. She enjoyed traveling, listening to music, playing the organ and searching for old genealogy records.
She was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Imma-culate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, and was active in the Altar Guild, the Magdalenes, and the Thursday Morning Ladies Craft Group. In her younger years, she was very active in the church choir and served as the director of the choir for a number of years.
Ms. Butler was predeceased by her parents, Sydney and Anna DeBruyn Pounds. She is survived by numerous cousins.
A Mass of the Resurrection was  celebrated Tuesday, March 31, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the building fund at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.

Catherine Louise Rhine

Catherine Louise Rhine, 82, of Colonial Beach died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Roland W. Rhine of the home; four daughters, Janice Chauncey of Colonial Beach, Judy Shell of Washington, D.C., Joan Musgrove of Colonial Beach, and Brenda Sims of Colonial Beach; her son, David W. Rhine of Colonial Beach; two sisters and five brothers; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Rhine.
A funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with visitation taking place from 1:30 until the start of the service. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 2, in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Area Deaths - March 25, 2009

James Allen Garnett

   James Allen Garnett, 55, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of King George County, died Monday, March 16, 2009.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Garnett of King George; four brothers, Earl Garnett and Ricky Garnett, both of Baltimore, David Garnett of Fredericksburg and Marshall L. Garnett of King George; and four sisters, Bernice Contee of Clinton, Md., Mary "Pookie" Johnson of Partlow, Anita Garnett of King George and Betty Edwards of Richmond.
   A funeral was held Saturday, March 21, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Supply, with the Rev. Irving Woolfolk officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
   Online condolences may be sent to brooksfuneral home.com.

Sally B. Mastin

   Sally B. Mastin, 77, of Fredericksburg, loving mother, grandmother and devoted wife, was called to the Lord, Monday, March 16, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
   Survivors include her children, Ronald R. Mastin and his wife, Brenda of Louisa County, Evelyn J. Shepard of Fredericksburg, James T. Mastin and his wife, Lisa, of Fredericksburg, Gary W. Mastin and his wife, Mary. of Triangle; two brothers, Thomas Brinklow of King George County, and Bobby Brinklow of Richmond; her sister, Louise Crismond of Front Royal; six grandchildren, Ronald R. Mastin Jr., Steven Shepard, Sara Goodwyn, Melanie Mastin, Bailey Mastin and Nicole Mastin; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Ludwell Mastin Jr., and her grandchildren Amanda Leann and Megan Mastin.
   A funeral service was held Friday, March 20, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel with  the Rev. Carol M. Markham officiating.  Interment  followed in Quantico National Cemetery.
   Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

William Edward Carter

   William Edward Carter, 63, of Roanoke, formerly of King George County, died Friday, March 13, 2009.
   A funeral was held Thursday, March 19, at First Baptist Church Ambar, King George, with the eulogy by the Rev. Franklin Grant.
   Cherishing his memory are two loving sisters, Delores Carter of Fredericksburg and Minister Mary Carter of Spotsylvania County; and three brothers, Robert Carter of Fredericksburg, Lawrence Carter of Spotsylvania and James Street of Stafford.

Sanford Lee Musser, Jr.

   Sanford Lee Musser Jr., 53, of King George Couny passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009.
   Our Dad was a father to many, and will be missed by more than can be counted. He loved the wind on his face while riding his Harley, the beauty of being on the water, and his family.
   He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Lori McDonald; his sister Lynn Glasco; his 13 children, Sandra Rutter, Samuel Shaver, Sanford Buhl, Stephanie Buhl, Robert Richardson, Sabrina Buhl, Tamora Deal, Dana Cahill, William McDonald III, Nena Buhl, Tanya Musser, Jessica Musser and Dustin Musser; and his many, many grandbabies. He joins his father and mother Sanford and Della Musser, his brothers and sister Timothy Musser, Bobby and Cindy Hancock, and his son Anthony Deal in Heaven. "Although he may be gone, he will live on in our hearts forever. We love you Dad."
   Memorial services will be held at his son's house in King George on Saturday March 28. Information for the services can be obtained at 540/905-2649.
   Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling the arrangements.

Ida May Pettiford

   Ida May Pettiford, 97, of Champlain departed this life on Tuesday, March 17, 2009.
   She is survived by one foster daughter, Delores Nickles of Philadelphia, Pa.; one foster son, Leroy Pettiford of Warsaw; and four sisters, Minnie Reynolds, Bernice Beverly, Delores Green and Ada Mae Ashlock, all of Champlain.
   A funeral was held Saturday, March 21, at Antioch Baptist Church, Champlain, with the Rev. Daniel Goodall, pastor officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
   Online guestbook is available at washingtonfh.com.

Estelle V. Owens

   Estelle V. Owens, 101, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. Although she had resided at Washington & Lee Home for the Elderly in Montross for the last year, she lived most of her life in Dickenson County.
   Estelle joins in Heaven her husband of almost 50 years, Leland C. Owens; three sons: Estel C. Owens, Frank P. Owens and Gary W. Owens; one daughter-in-law, Elaine S. Owens; and one grandson, E. Dean Owens.
   She leaves behind to celebrate her life, granddaughter Debbie O. McInnis and husband Steve McInnis of Locust Grove; granddaughter Dina O. Shiflett of King George County and fiance Jerry M. Thompson of Stafford County; grandson Jim W. Owens and wife Sharon Owens of Ladysmith; granddaughter in-law Debra S. Owens of Spotsylvania County; one sister, Bess Counts of Bristol; one sister in-law, Ellie Sutherland of Baltimore, Md; and two daughters-in-law, Barbara B. Hill of Germantown, Md., Cherie O. Dye of Bristol, Ten. She also is survived by seven great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, numerous stepgreat and great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many, many loving friends.
   Estelle's family would like to extend to Washington & Lee Home for the Elderly our deepest gratitude for their loving care to Mom-maw and for treating her as family.
   Their care and concern have touched our hearts and made a difficult time a lot easier to bear. We thank you.
   Celebration services were held on Saturday, March 21, at Lick Creek Church in Nora. Interment followed in Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Haysi Funeral Home and by Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
   The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Hospice Care or Washington & Lee Home for the Elderly, at Box 1077, Montross, Va. 22520.  

Richard Edward Short, Sr.

   Richard Edward Short Sr., 69, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at his daughter's house.
   Mr. Short was a laborer for the Virginia Department of Transportation and formerly worked at Bailey Funeral Service.
   Survivors include his wife, Josephine Short of Spotsylvania; a son, Richard Short Jr. of Spotsylvania; three daughters, Debbie Jackson of Ashburn, Geraldine Ford of Spotsylvania and Cynthia Lash of King George; a brother, the Rev. Willie Short of Richmond; two sisters, Ida Walker and Grace Thompson, both of Lawrenceville; and five grandchildren.
   A funeral was held Tuesday, March 24, at Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) in Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Charles Wormley officiating. Burial followed in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Stafford.

Catherine Ann Elliott

   Catherine Ann Elliott, 46, of Spotsylvania County passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
   Mrs. Elliott is survived by her husband, Steven D. Elliott; her parents, Otis and Sarah Toler of Fredericksburg and Robert and Margaret Estes of Dillwyn; her children, Jacob S. Buchner Sr., Joy A. Lachacz and Faith A. Elliott, all of Spotsylvania; her grandchildren, Jacob S. Jr., Johnathan E., Jaylynn and Wayne E. Buchner, all of Spotsylvania, Cassin L. and Abigail A. Brooks, and Ryan C. Lachacz; her sister, Sherry A. Isaacs, of Spotsylvania; and two brothers, George W. Estes of King George County and David E. Mead Jr. of Spotsylvania.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven A. Lachacz.
   A memorial service will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Found & Sons Funeral Chapels, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 124 Park St. S.E., Vienna, Va. 22180.
   Online condolences may be expressed to Catherine's family at foundandsons .com.

Lucia C. Rosner

   Lucia C. Rosner, 82, of Colonial Beach died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at her home.
   Born in Romania, Ms. Rosner was a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Colonial Beach and supported many different organizations. She was the widow of Dr. Edmond Rosner.
   She is survived by her devoted friend Peggy L. Steffey of Colonial Beach and by several cousins.
   A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Colonial Beach. Burial will be private.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.
   Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, is handling the arrangements.

Area Deaths - Mar 18, 2009

John Michael "Mike" Clift

John Michael "Mike" Clift, 47 of King George died Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at his home.
Mr. Clift was a member of Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church in King George county.
He was a member of the Virginia Plumber and Mechanical Inspectors Association and the Virginia Building and Code Officials Association.
An avid hunter and woodworker, he always gave a helping hand to neighbors and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Donna L. Clift; a son, Troy Lee Clift; a daughter, Jamie Lynn Clift; his parents, Joe F. and Janice P. Clift of Spotsylvania; brothers, Joe "Fitz" Clift, Jr and wife Trudy, of King George and Jeffrey P. Clift and wife, Amie, of Palm Coast, Florida; a sister Julie Mersiowsky and husband, Scott of Spotsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held on Saturday March 14, 2009 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg with the Rev. J. Larry Haun officiating.
A graveside service was held on Monday March 16, 2009 at the Blue Grass Cemetery in Highland County, with the Rev. Andre Crummett officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Nick Mason Scholarship Fund c/o Vic & Christine Mason, 9337 Hickory Lane, King George, VA 22485
Online guestbook at covenantfuneralservice.com

Fenece Elsie Evans Dewar

Fenece Elsie Evans Dewar, 76, of Colonial Beach, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 18,2009. 
She was retired from the printing office for the U.S. Government, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 139, Clarinton, MD. 
She was the widow of Joseph Ralph Dewar.  She is survived by two sons; Eric Dewar, Silver Springs, MD and Kenneth Dewar, Colonial Beach; two sisters, Faith Fink, Frederick, MD and Fietta DeGroat, Florida.
She was preceded in death by a son, Roy Dewar; a daughter Vivian Dewar, and two sisters, Ruth Groves and Fern Cole.
A graveside funeral service was held on Friday, March 13, 2009 at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
Online condolences may be left at welchfuneralhomeva.com

Alva Grace King Rollins

Alva Grace King Rollins, 89, of Montross, formally of Colonial Beach, VA went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 9,2009. 
Mrs. Rollins was a cook for Parker Crab Shores for many years. 
She was the widow of Cecil Calbert Rollins.
She is survived by a daughter; Rosie Irene VanDeusen, of Montross, two sisters; Juanita Thrift, Warsaw, and Florence Reamy, Virginia Beach.  Also surviving are three grand children; Nancy Lynn VanDeusen, William Allen VanDeusen, Kenneth Calbert VanDeusen, and a great grandchild, Justin Caruthers.
A graveside funeral service was held on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at Popes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Baynesville, VA.   The Rev. Richard Headley officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alva G. Rollins Fund,  c/o Welch Funeral Home, 17546 Kings Highway, Montross, VA 22520.
Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com

Caroll D. North

Caroll D. North, 91, son of the late Ira and Ethel Wogan North, passed away at his home in King George County on Friday, March 6, 2009.
Born in Athens County, Ohio, and raised in St. Mary's, W.Va., he moved to King George in October 1941 to a new job at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren.
He was very proud of his involvement in the early developmental work being accomplished during those years. He loved to tell stories of his life, his friends, and his work in his years of federal service.
After surviving an accidental explosion of a bomb at the "Shell House," he took a position in "K Lab" where he served as a computer operator on the earliest large scale computers being developed for the Navy, the AIKEN relay system, and Naval Ordinance Research Calculator (NORC). He retired in 1975 from federal service and continued working in King George for many years.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 68 years, Selma North, and three children: Dale North and his wife, Ruth, of Chesapeake, Lester North and his wife, Bobbi, of Falmouth, Mass., and Carolyn Sue Dulaney of Anchorage, Alaska;  seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He also is survived by three brothers: Pearl North of Reno, Ohio, Russell North of Mansfield, Ohio, and Gene North and his wife, Gwen, of Houston, Texas; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by one great-grandson, Joshua Bourgeois; two sisters, Lorraine and Alice; and a brother, Elden.
The funeral service was held at Friday, March 13, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, followed by burial  in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Mary Washington Hospital Home Health Care, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.

Fred C. "Hobo" Fines, Jr.

Fred C. "Hobo" Fines Jr., 59, of King George County, died Friday, March 6, 2009, at his home. He was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include three brothers, Jerry Fines and John Fines, both of King George, and Steven Fines of Headwater; sister Debbie Squire of Louisa; and seven nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 14, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. Burial will be private.
Donations in Hobo's name should go to King George Fire & Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.

Jacques Recht

Jacques Recht, 78, born in Belgium and educated in England and Belgium, passed away at Riverside Hospital, Tappahannock, on Sunday, March 8, 2009.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Liliane, as well as sister Yvette Storck of Montross and grandnephew Robert John Storck.
His early career included 24 years as an engineer in European fermentation industries. During that time he became an avid sailor.
Jacques decided to take a sabbatical to build a 36-foot Wharram catamaran and to leave Belgium to cross the Atlantic. He and his wife, Liliane, left in August of 1978, arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in May of 1980. Prior to their U.S. arrival they traveled extensively, stopping in Spain, North Africa, Morocco, the Canary Islands, the Cabo Verde Islands, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.
Through the inland waterways they reached Yorktown on the Fourth of July 1980, a sign of their destiny. Stopping in Kinsale on the 11th, they were invited to a party at the Great House where they made the connection that ultimately led to a successful collaboration at Ingleside in Oak Grove.
From 1980 until 1995, Jacques was Ingleside Plantation Winery's first winemaker. Along with his Ingleside commitment Jacques consulted with wineries in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and, after his retirement, in Texas. Most recently, he consulted with a new winery, Athena Vineyards in Burgess.
Always interested in research, he helped found the ODU Enological Research Facility, which studies the health effects of Virginia wines.
Recognized worldwide for his expertise in enology, he wrote for Wine East magazine for 25 years, and was recently recognized by the American Wine Society with the 2007 Award of Merit for his achievements throughout the eastern U.S.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, Va. 22560.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.

William Edward Carter

William Edward Carter, 63, formerly of King George County, died Friday, March 13, 2009 at Avante Nursing Home in Roanoke. Arrangements are incomplete at Serenity Nursing Home, Roanoke.

Charles E. Mitchell, Sr.

Charles Edward Mitchell Sr., 73, of Colonial Beach, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at his residence.
Survivors include his sons, Charles Mitchell Jr. and Don Mitchell; his daughters, Jeanie Jarrett, Carol James, Janice Mitchell, Connie Mitchell, Georgia Sparks and Becky Mitchell; his best friend in life, Carol Anne; his brothers, Don Mitchell, Arthur Mitchell and Wallace Mitchell; his sisters, Margaret Ramsey and Karen Waldroupe; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Scarlet and Cathy Mitchell, and two brothers, George and Bobby Mitchell.
"Dad, you will be loved, respected and missed by all."
Services will be private.
Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Area Deaths - March 11, 2009

Willard "Capt Billy" Elliott

   A memorial service for the late Willard "Capt. Billy" Elliott, who died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at Good News Baptist Tabernacle Church, located on Kings Highway at the King George and Westmoreland county line.

Louise S. Martin

   Louise S. Martin, 87, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, March 1, 2009.
   She was the widow of Aubrey C. Martin and worked for IBM for 30 years. Survivors include two brothers, Luther Samuels of Wytheville and Dewey Lee Samuels of Jacksonville, Fla.; and five nieces.
   A graveside service was held at Monday, March 9, 2009, in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
   Contributions may be sent to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg,Va. 22407.
   Arrangements are being handled by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.

Michael Clift Hardin

   Michael Clift Hardin, 23, of King George County died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Old Dominion University, Norfolk.
   Born at Mary Washington Hospital, he was a student at ODU and a King George High School graduate. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, King George.
   He is survived by parents Clift M. and Judi Hardin of King George, and maternal grandmother Julia T. Lumpkin of Jersey, in King George.
   A funeral was held Saturday, March 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church, King George, with the Rev. Michael Finn-McKenzie officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church, Box 155, King George, Va. 22485.

Bobbie Jeverna T. Haynes

   Bobbie Jeverna Tucker Haynes, 77, of Stafford County, and formerly of Alexandria, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, surrounded by her family.
She was born Feb. 14, 1932. Raised in Jonesborough and Johnson City, Tenn., and in Alexandria, Mrs. Haynes had been a member of the Stafford community for over 30 years.
   A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be remembered as a lifetime member of the International Order of Job's Daughters; the first Honored Queen and a Guardian of Bethel 22, Groveton;  past president of the State of Virginia Future Homemakers of America; member of the George Washington High School Golden Friends Lunch Bunch; Mount Vernon High School cheerleader; member of the Penn Daw Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary; charter member of Wesley United Methodist Church; and member of St. Matthias United Methodist Church. She was a retired school bus driver and optical technician.
   She is survived by her four loving children: daughters Lynn Haynes of Stafford, and Gwyn George and her husband, Mark, of Newark, Texas, and sons Ernie Haynes and his wife, Suzanne, of Spotsylvania County, and Eddie Haynes and his wife, Karin, of King George County; 10 grandchildren: Richard Hovey Polly, Michael George, Crystal Hovey Wirman, Kay George Cannon, Mark George Jr., Amanda Haynes, Erin Haynes, David George, Ethan George and Ryan Haynes; 10 great-grandchildren, Victoria Crickett Jones, Fischer Tripp Jones, Alley Becker-Cannon, Charles Cannon, Macy Wirman, Nicholas George, Austin Polly, Connor Polly, Arianna Housey and Alyssah Housey; a host of nieces, nephews and friends; and very special friend and sister-in-law Patricia Bettis.
   Mrs. Haynes was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ernest G. "Jukie" Haynes; her mother, Verna Wiseman Judd; and her brother, Wayne Edwin Tucker.
A celebration of Mrs. Haynes' life was held Saturday, March 7, 2009 at St. Matthias UMC in Fredericksburg, VA.
Mrs. Haynes was proudly an anatomical donor. It was her wish to use her body for research to help others.
   In lieu of flowers, donation remembrances  to any of the following would be appreciated: Alzheimer's Association, American Arthritis Foundation, or American Lung Association.
   Online condolences may be expressed at www.caring bridge.org/visit/bobbieje vernahaynes.

William L. Washburn

   William L. Washburn, 72, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Bowling Green Health Center.
Mr. Washburn, a native of Salisbury, Md.,  grew up on the Eastern Shore. Bill was a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he reached the rank of corporal before being honorably discharged in 1964.
   He married Lera Jean Rocky and they lived in Woodbridge, while he was employed as a federal worker at the Pentagon, the Quantico Marine Base and Fort Belvoir. He retired in the late 1970s, moving to Colonial Beach, where he bought his home on Wakefield Drive.
Bill and Lera spent a lot of their time at the Red Barn in Oak Grove, buying and selling nicknacks, antiques and especially old toys. They devoted their time to helping others within This included membership with the American Legion, Colonial Beach Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Eagles. In addition, he was the harbor master at the Westmoreland Shores Marina in Colonial Beach.
   Bill lost his wife in January 2004 while she was in Mary Washington Health Center. He then did volunteer work at the nursing facility until his health declined in July 2008. A fall at home resulted in hospitalization and eventually, taking up residence at nursing facilities for his remaining days.
He is survived by his brother Clifton O'Bryan Washburn, who resides in Ferndale, Md., with his wife, Sandy.
   A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, March 13, in Quantico National Cemetery. Please make donations to Veterans of America in support of the military.
   Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Bernard Y. "Punk" Bullock

   Bernard Y. "Punk" Bullock, 81, of Fredericksburg died Friday, March 6, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Bullock was a native of Fredericksburg and a World War II Navy veteran, having served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He had retired from Coca-Cola of Fredericksburg after 42 years.
   Survivors include his wife, Catherine Way Bullock, to whom he would have been married for 61 years on April 3,2009; one daughter, Gale Kravitz of Fairfax; one son, Steve Bullock and his wife, Sue, of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren, Allison and Amy Kravitz of Fairfax and Camden Bullock of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Clara Bourne of King George and Ruth Delano of Spotsylvania County; one stepbrother, Nelson Reeves of Fredericksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A service was conducted  Tuesday, March 10, in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Lenow, the Rev. Nancy Compher and the Rev. Mark Ogren officiating.
Pallbearers were Andy Lundstrom, the Rev. Lowell Self, Melvin Rhea, Tony Ayala, George White, John Haskins, Robert Jenkins and Ed Yushko.
   Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Thelma E. Williams

   Thelma E. Williams, 75, of King George County went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 5, 2009.
Mrs. Williams was a property manager for the United States Dept. of Housing for over 20 years.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sarah Thomas; her husband, James E. Williams; and two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include three daughters, Denise Williams of Springdale, Md., Pamela Bundy and her husband, Keith, of Washington, D.C., and Michelle Pike and her husband, Clyde, of Oxon Hill, Md.; two sons, Bishop Darryl K. Williams and his wife, Daisy, of King George, and Michael Williams and his wife, Gail, of Clinton, Md.; one sister; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends from 6- 9 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Rd., Manassas.  A funeral will be held at 11am Saturday, March 14, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, 5338 Tidewater Trail, Loretto, with Pastor Wilbert Ridgely, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
   Please sign the guestbook at bakerpostfh.com.

Caroll D. North

   Caroll D. North, 91, son of the late Ira and Ethel Wogan North, passed away at his home in King George County on Friday, March 6, 2009.
Born in Athens County, Ohio, and raised in St. Mary's, W.Va., he moved to King George in October 1941 to a new job at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren.
   He was very proud of his involvement in the early developmental work being accomplished during those years. He loved to tell stories of his life, his friends, and his work in his years of federal service.
   After surviving an accidental explosion of a bomb at the "Shell House," he took a position in "K Lab" where he served as a computer operator on the earliest large scale computers being developed for the Navy, the AIKEN relay system, and Naval Ordinance Research Calculator (NORC). He retired in 1975 from federal service and continued working in King George for many years.
   He is survived by his wife of nearly 68 years, Selma North, and three children: Dale North and his wife, Ruth, of Chesapeake, Lester North and his wife, Bobbi, of Falmouth, Mass., and Carolyn Sue Dulaney of Anchorage, Alaska; and seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
   He also is survived by three brothers: Pearl North of Reno, Ohio, Russell North of Mansfield, Ohio, and Gene North and his wife, Gwen, of Houston, Texas; and numerous nephews and nieces.
   He was predeceased by one great-grandson, Joshua Bourgeois; two sisters, Lorraine and Alice; and a brother, Elden.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Mary Washington Hospital Home Health Care, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.

Area Deaths - February 25, 2009

Glenn J. Hollowell

   Glenn J. Hollowell, 68, of King George County died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was manager of the NAPA Auto Parts Store in Montross and the former owner of Hollowell Exxon in Fairfax. He was a member of Colonial Beach Masonic Lodge 199.
   He is survived by his wife, Carole D. Hollowell, of the home; five daughters, Mary Gehly and her husband, Art, of Front Royal, Jennifer Koonz and her husband, Chris, of Hershey, Pa., Janet Arcuri of King George, Karen Myers and her husband, Sean, of King George, and Lisa Gandy of King George; two sons, Glenn J. Hollowell and his wife, Erin, of Cardova, Alaska, and Jason M. Hollowell and his wife, Sharon, of King George; and 12 grandchildren: Emily, Anthony, Matthew, Jordan, Michael, Jacob, Skylar, Paige, Summer, Morgan, Lauren and Grant.
   A funeral was held Thursday, Feb. 19, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Art Gehly officiating. Burial was in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mr. Hollowell's honor to Northern Neck Humane Society, Box 283, Montross, Va. 22520, or King George Fire and Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.
   Online condolences may be made at nashandslawfh .com.

Theodore "Ted" Walthall

   Theodore "Ted" Walthall, 61, of King George County died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009.
   A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Mountain View Baptist Church, King George, with family visitation starting at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Patricia Jean"Tish"Johnson

   Patricia Jean Johnson, known to her family and friends as Tish, of King George County passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
   She was born Dec. 23, 1953, at home in Lymanville, Pa., daughter of Roger and Jean Hall Williams. She was a 1971 graduate of Tunkhannock High School and attended Barrington College, R.I., receiving a B.S. in Spanish in 1975. She believed in continuing her education and studied over these past three to four years to receive her master's in business administration from the University of Phoenix in 2008.
   She trusted in Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age, and was baptized by Pastor Victor Decker in Bowman's Creek. As a college student, she went on mission trips to Alaska and Honduras. In more recent years, she participated in two mission trips to China, teaching English as a second language.
   She devoted many years to the Boy Scouts because of the influence they had on the lives of young men. As a result of her volunteer work with them, she was one of only 23 in the United States to receive the Silver Beaver Award last year. She was employed by URS, EG&G Division, Stafford County. She was a part of the MRAP Cougar Support Team. She was a bilingual schoolteacher for many years before working for the government.
   She is survived by her husband of 27 years, David Johnson; two sons, Jonathan and wife ShaVon Rose of Supply, and Mark of King George; two stepsons, David and wife Darlene of North Bay, Ontario, and Jeff Johnson of Coventry, R.I.; five stepgrandchildren; parents Roger and Jean Williams of Keiserville, Pa.; brothers R. Dell and wife Judy Williams of Lymanville, Terry S. Williams of Bardwell, and R. Brian and wife Karen Williams of Lymanville; sister Lori Kim Williams of Keiserville; as well as many nieces and nephews.
   A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Sheldon Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, Pa., with Pastor Brian Williams, brother of    Mrs. Johnson, officiating. Interment will be in Sunny- side Cemetery, Tunkhannock.
   Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to sheldonkukuchkafuneral home.com

Norma Jean Harrison

   Norma Jean Harrison, 64, of Colonial Beach passed  away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009.
   She was the wife of Tommy Dale Harrison and had retired from Kmart.
   She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Deans Hendricks and her husband, Paul Bryan, of Gates County, N.C.; her sisters, Patricia Ann Luttfring and her husband, Joseph, of Carmichael, Calif., and Ruth Louetta Hosgood and her husband, Leroy, of Millington, Md.; and one granddaughter, Taylor Margaret Deans.
   She was preceded in death by her father, Lewis Alphas Smith, and mother, Margaret Virginia Smith, who passed away on Feb. 11, 2009.
   Memorial services were held at  Sunday, Feb. 22, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn. Westmoreland County Memorials, 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Suite 154, Newport News, Va. 23606.
   Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral homeva.com.

Ellen P. Brooks

   Ellen P. Brooks, 78, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
   Mrs. Brooks had retired as a dietician from Mary Washington Hospital, and later worked at Battlefield Elementary School for 10 years. She was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include her devoted husband of 60 years, Harris W. Brooks; her daughters, Wanda Stephens and her husband, Donald, of Fredericksburg, Judy Haynes and her husband, Earl, of Stafford County, and Sandra DuVal and her husband, George, of Fredericksburg; her son, Lamont Brooks and his wife, Kathy, of Fredericksburg; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Agnes Parmenter of Annandale and Alice Dickinson of Montross.
   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. John De Jong officiating.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
   Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Austin L. "Blue" Thompson

   Austin L. "Blue" Thompson of Tappahannock departed this life Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at a local hospital.
   He is survived by his wife, Flossie Thompson; five sisters: Mae Ball of Boston, and Cora Sydnor, Ruth Wood, Rochelle Thompson and Thelma Watkins, all of Baltimore, Md.; and one brother, Donnie Thompson of Baltimore.
   A viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at First Baptist Church, Tappahannock, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, with the Rev. Dr. Vernon Keeve Jr., pastor, officiating. The Rev. Dr. Marion Tapscott will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Service of comfort entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.
   Online condolences may be expressed at washingtonfh.com.

Irma Pratt Hill

   Irma Pratt Hill, 82, of Center Cross departed this life Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at her residence.
   She is survived by one daughter, Sue Ellen Bowler, and one son, James R. Hill, both of Center Cross; three sisters, Francis Pratt, Iona Bundy and Odell Bundy, and one brother, Thomas Pratt, all of Tappahannock.
   Viewing will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock, and one hour before funeral at the church. Funeral service will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 28, at Angel Visit Baptist Church, Dunnsville, with the Rev. Russell Smith officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery, Center Cross.
   Online condolences may be expressed at washingtonfh.com.

Mary L. Steffey

   Mary L. Steffey, beautiful and lifelong partner of Ralph Steffey, and daughter of the late Ruby Urbank was blessed into this world on Nov. 6, 1949, and departed  us on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.
   A dedicated mother, relative and friend, we were blessed with her presence for 59 wonderful years.
   She is survived by her three children, Leslie Davis, Hollie Delane and Daniel Steffey; grandchildren Brent Steffey, Devin Davis, Trevor Delane, Mason Delane, Brooklynn Delane, Jaxson Delane and Evan Steffey; and sisters Vicky Scott and Pam Graham. Additional family members include sons-in-law Nathan Delane and Carl Davis, and daughter-in-law Colleen Steffey.
   A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Maranatha Baptist Bible Church, with the Rev. James Johnson and the Rev. Marvin Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery in Oak Grove.
   Pallbearers include Carl Davis, Brent Steffey, Steve Bowen, Jason McGinnis, Fred Pratt and Joe Muse.
   A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. The family requests contributions and donations on    Mary's behalf be made to Maranatha Baptist Bible Church, Box 1026, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
   "Her family was the angels of her life and now, she's the angel of ours! MeMe, you'll always be in our hearts and minds. We'll love you forever."

James Ernest Bailey

   James Ernest Bailey, 81, husband of Billie Jane Bailey, of Colonial Beach, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.
   He was retired maintenance supervisor for Arlington County Water Pollution Board, member of Popes Creek Baptist Church and a U. S. Army veteran.
   He is also survived by his sons, the Rev. Dr. Carrington L. Bailey and wife, Linda, of Fredericksburg, and Donald R. Shuman and wife, Suzanne, of Liberty S.C.; daughters Sherrie Cherdak and her husband, Brian, of Fairfax, Rebecca A. Roberts and her husband, Joseph, of Moncks Corner, S.C., and Jeannie M. Bailey and her partner, Jane Bennett, of Fairfax. Also surviving are grandchildren Travis, Daniel and Jason Roberts, Zachary and Carl Bailey, Rachel Cherdak, and Joshua and Katie Shuman; niece Theresa Hinshaw Cox of Fairfax and nephew Joe Hinshaw of Harrisonburg.
   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Popes Creek Baptist Church, Baynesville. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. in  City of Fairfax Cemetery, Fairfax.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Fire Dept. Box 159, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443; Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443; Colonial Beach Fire Dept. Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, or Montross Rescue Squad, Box 1174, Montross, Va. 22520.
   Online condolences available at welchfuneralhome va.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 - February 18, 2009

 Ruth P. Welch "Pat" Grimes

   Ruth Priscilla Welch "Pat" Grimes 86, of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009.
   Surviving children are: Kirklyn Humphreys and her husband, Richard, of Fredericksburg, Duane Stratton and his wife, Carol, of Richmond, W.K. Stratton Jr. and his wife, Maureen, of Burbank, Calif., Ross Stratton and his wife, Sherrie, of Madison County; as well as 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   Moving to Fredericksburg in 1967, Mrs. Grimes worked as a nurse at Mary Washington Hospital. She attended St. Mary Catholic Church. Her marriage to Dr. James E.    Grimes took place on March 10, 1973, in Fredericksburg. They resided in Fredericksburg and King George County.
   Surviving stepchildren are: Deliece Blanchard and her husband, Fred, of Lynchburg, Susan Smith and her husband, Wayne, of Harrisonburg, and Jim Grimes of Ruckersville; and five stepgrandchildren.
   In 1983, Mrs. Grimes established a business to provide medical equipment for use in patients' homes. Pat Grimes, Inc., has now been serving residents of the Fredericksburg area for 25 years.
   Mrs. Grimes was an active member of the Fredericksburg and King George Chambers of Commerce. In 1995, Pat Grimes, Inc., was named "Small Business of the Year" by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.
   A funeral was held  Saturday, Feb. 14, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. David Martin officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
   Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.
   Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Craig

   Elizabeth M. "Betty" Craig, 81, of Rappahannock Academy died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Louisa Health Care Center.
   Born in Caroline County, she was the widow of Raymond S. Craig. She had retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, after more than 20 years of service and was a member of Port Royal Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanne Craig.
   She is survived by her daughter Brenda Galyen and her husband, Bradley, of Spotsylvania County; her sister, Mae Carter of King George County; and three grandchildren, Adam Galyen, Raven Galyen and Khris Craig.
   A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 14, in the chapel of Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Port Royal Fire and Rescue or American Cancer Society. Sign the register book online at storke funeralhome.com.

Margaret V. "Marge" Smith  

   Margaret V. "Marge" Smith, 83, of Colonial Beach, beloved mother, entered into the arms of Jesus, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at her home.
   Mrs. Smith worked for Peoples Drug Store and after retirement was active in the community of Colonial Beach, and was a member of the Moose Lodge and Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was the widow of Lewis A. "Smitty" Smith.
   She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Ann Luttfring and her husband, Joseph, of Carmichael, Calif., Norma Jean Harrison and her husband, Tommy, of Colonial Beach, and Ruth Louetta Hosgood and her husband, Leroy, of Millington, Md.; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
   The funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 15, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Willard Bowen officiating. Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
   Contributions may be made to the American Heart Associaton, Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058. A special thanks to Hospice of Virginia for their special care.
   Online condolences may be recorded at nashandslaw fh.com.

Lillian N. Toliaferro

   Lillian N. Toliaferro,  84, of Warsaw died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009.
   She is the mother of the Rev. Russell Smith of Macedonia Baptist Church, Center Cross.
   A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 14, at Angel Visit Baptist Church, Dunnsville.
   Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home, Lancaster, handled the arrangements.

Edgar (Hector) Omar Torres

   Edgar (Hector) Omar Torres, born December 18, 1978, died January 24, 2009 at his residence.  He was laid to rest on January 30th in Massillon, Ohio.
   Mr. Torres was born in Mexico and raised in the United States. He was a carpenter for Real Wood Construction for many years.  
   Survivors include his only son, Eric Omar Torres; the mother of his son, Tammy Redford, and her two daughters, Heather Redford and April Daub, all of King George; his father, mother, sister and two nieces, all of Ohio.  
   A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 21st from 3pm until 5pm at Agape Ministry Church, 9106 Indiantown Road, King George.
  The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Church Benevolence Fund, c/o Agape Ministry, P.O. Box 998, King George, VA 22485.  

Donna Joanne Lee

   Donna Joanne Lee, 68, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
   Donna was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John L. Richards of Fredericksburg.
   Donna is survived by her husband, Gwin Lee; one daughter, Virginia Lee, three sisters-in-law, Roberta Lee of Richmond, Lillian Robey, and Nancy Butts of Roanoke; her goddaughter, Susan Castillo; her cousins, John W. Drew Jr. of Colonial Beach and Jean Carrier of Dudein, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
   Donna was active in the Daughters of the Confederacy. She attended Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., on a full scholarship and went on to attend the Strayer Business College. Donna worked as head designer at the Smithsonian's History and Technology Building until her retirement in 1969.
   A funeral was held at  Monday, Feb. 16, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9403 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485, with the Rev. Diane Carroll officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donna's name to the charity of one's choice; to the SPCA, 1523 Olde William St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401; or to the
   Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, Box 4101, Fredericksburg, Va. 22402.
   Online condolences may be expressed at foundandsons.com.

James Christian Talley

   James Christian Talley, 92, of Arlington Heights, Ill., formerly of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009.
   Born in New Kent County, Mr. Talley graduated from the College of William and Mary as a physicist where he earned a Phi Beta Kappa key. From there he went to Dahlgren Proving Ground where he worked in various departments and retired in 1973.
   Jim learned to fly a Piper Cub while at college and kept it at the Burgess Airfield near the Dahlgren base. He enjoyed many years of boating on the Potomac River, first with a sailboat and then an inboard, which was used in ski shows held on the base.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary; his daughters, Anne Hiller and her husband, Alan, of El Cerrito, Calif., and Sara Milleson and her husband, Brian, of Auburn, Wash.; his son, Robert and his wife, Pam, of Arlington Heights; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
   There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

Thelma Weston Thompson

   Thelma Weston Thompson, 86, of Montross passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. She was the widow of Charles Shelton Thompson Jr.
   A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 16, at the Montross chapel of the Welch Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Grant United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lerty.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Bon Secours Hospice, 1822 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, Va. 22560, or to the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department, Box 222, Montross, Va. 22520.
   Online condolences may be made at welchfuneral homeva.com.

Lucille A. Tennison

   Lucille A. Tennison, 79, of Fredericksburg went to be with Jesus, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
   Lucille was the daughter of the late Ernest and Blanche Eubank. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Tennison, and a son, Kenneth Tennison.
   Mrs. Tennison was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in King George County.
   She is survived by two sons, Leroy Tennison and his wife, Lorraine, and Larry Tennison; two daughters, Sheila Hayden and her husband, Todd, and Trudy Stiles and her husband, Sonny. She also is survived by a sister, Virginia Maggard; one brother, Wayne Eubank; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
   A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 16, with the Rev. Willis Dempsey officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

William Allen Nixon

   William Allen Nixon of King George County passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
   William, known to his friends as Bill, is survived by his wife, Lois Loucks Nixon; three married children, Heather Stevenson, Robert Nixon and Marily Nixon; one grandchild, Ian Stevenson; two brothers, Robert Nixon of New Zealand and Jack Nixon of Colorado; and nine nieces and nephews. His sister, Dorothy Burns of Colorado, predeceased him.
   Born in Denver, Colo., in 1925, Bill grew up in Wyoming and Colorado. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and a graduate degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
   As a chemical engineer, he worked for many years with assignments in Japan, England and France, eventually working for and retiring from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (formerly the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission).
   In his spare time, Bill was an avid sailor, beekeeper, vegetable gardener and tree farmer, and proud owner of two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. He spent his retirement years travelling in the U.S. and Europe, and enjoying life with Lois in King George County. Bill's friends and family will miss his love, friendship, intellect, creativity and quick wit.
   A celebration of his life will be held in April.

Brenda Kay Roth

   Brenda Kay Roth, 55, of King George, Va, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2009.  She was the wife of Jon Christopher Roth and the granddaughter of Frank and Laura Foley, who raised her.
   She was a homemaker and a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church.
   She is also survived by two sons, Michael Dorsey and Daniel Dorsey of Leesburg, FL, and daughter, Crystal Loxley of King George and a brother, Douglas.
   In addition to her grandparents, she was also predeceased by a brother, Charles Foley.
   Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 19,2009 at Lebanon United Methodist Church with Rev. John C. Ward, officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00am to 12:00noon at the church.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church, c/o Charlene Becker, 6160 Menokin Road, Warsaw, VA 22572.  Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com

Lee Brown Carey

   Lee Brown Carey, 84, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Carey served as a Marine Corps raider during World War II and as a photographer during the Korean War. He worked at the Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center and later taught photography at Fort Belvoir for the Department of the Army, retiring after 40-plus years working for the U. S. government.
Mr. Carey was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Katsey S. Carey; and his wife, Fayleen C. Carey.
   He is survived by his daughter, Donna Carey McWhirt of Fredericksburg; a sister, Louise Miller of Baton Rouge, La; three grand- children, Stacee L. Rogers, Christopher S. Rogers and Jason M. Rogers; five great-grandchildren, Shaela Carroll, Rebecca Rogers, Jacob Rogers, Trenton Rogers and Jackson Lee Rogers; and several nieces and nephews.
   A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Ronald Thayer Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in his name to American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.
   Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.

Lorraine Breeden Lamb

   Lorraine Breeden Lamb, 81, of Madison County died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at Culpeper Regional Hospital.
   Born Jan. 24, 1928, in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Nettie Pearl Breeden Brookman. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Ernest Lamb.
   Mrs. Lamb is survived by her lifelong nephew, whom she raised, George Irving Brookman and his wife, Janet, of Fredericksburg; her brother, George Lewis "Buck" Brookman and his wife, Francis, of Fredericksburg; her sister, Mary Marie Malcom of King George County; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Preddy Funeral Home, Orange, with interment in Graham Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, Box 1132, Fairfax, Va. 22038.

Alvin Gene Loving

   Alvin Gene Loving, 59, of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at his residence.
   Mr. Loving had retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren after 36 years of service. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
   Survivors include his son, David T. Loving, and his two sisters, June Hall and Jackie Walker, all of Fredericks-burg; and his grandsons, Mathew D. Loving and Noah C. Loving.
   A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Willie B. Guill officiating.
Internment will follow at a later date in Quantico National Cemetery.
   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association, Memorials Program Processing Center, Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.
   Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Bettie Fleming

   Bettie Fleming, 69, of King George County died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

 

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540-709-7075
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Carla Gutridge
540-709-7061
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Dennis Verdak
540-709-7076
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COMMERCIAL PRINTING & SALES
Lori Deem, Print Shop
540-709-7495
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Tanya M.
540-775-2024 (Main)
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OFFICE
Jessica Herrink
540-775-2024 (main)

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

540-775-2024
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COMMUNITY &
CHURCH DIRECTORY

Lori Deem
540-709-7495
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PUBLIC NOTICES
& LEGALS

Charle Franks
540-709-7075
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