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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 - December 17, 2008

Robert F. Whitestone, Jr.

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

George E. Noland, III

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

Leonard H. "Pete" Moran

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

Virginia Ann Payne

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

Ellen Flannery Pogue

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

Rev. Dorothy S. Finn

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

Area Deaths - December 10, 2008

William L. "Bill" Wilson

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

Arthur L. White, Sr.

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

Alan Lamar Cox

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

Dorothea "Dottie" Wilhelm

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

Lillian G. Foster Clare

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

Linda A. Smith

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

Cynthia V.B. Springer

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

Charles William Jones

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

Bruce Anthony Verhalen

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

Area Deaths - November 26, 2008

Robert S. "Bob" Halien, Sr.

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

Beatrice Viola Lincoln

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

Shirley Apperson Kane

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

 

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