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Our Obituaries

Robert Odell Cox, Jr.

December 6, 1933 - August 15, 2018

Robert Odell Cox Jr., 84 of King George passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at his home. The "King of the Hill" has left us. Robert, who was born on the banks of the Rappahannock River at Hopyard Farm December 6, 1933, served in the United States Army, was a police officer in Maryland and had worked at NSWC Dahlgren for a number of years. He retired as the owner and operator of Cox...
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Rebecca Shelby LeDuc

February 5, 1974 - August 15, 2018

Rebecca Shelby LeDuc, 44, of Woodford died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Morgantown, WV she attended St. Asaph's Episcopal Church. She worked for Fredericksburg Christian School, where she was loved by the children and her co-workers. People were always drawn to Shelby because she had a beautiful smile and a contagious personality. She is...
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Norman Norris Lewis Jr.

August 8, 1943 - August 11, 2018

Norman Norris Lewis, Junior, 75, was born August 8, 1943. He passed peacefully on August 11, 2018 in the presence of his loving family. A lifelong resident of Colonial Beach, VA, he graduated from Colonial Beach High School and went on to work for Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), in Dahlgren, Virginia. He retired after 30 years of service as a Planner and Estimator with the Department of...
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Algernon R. Mickey Groves

January 20, 1933 - August 11, 2018

Algernon R. "Mickey" Groves, 85, of Oak Grove, VA passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Poet's Walk in Fredericksburg. Mickey was a lifetime native of Oak Grove, he was a farmer and retired from NSWC Dahlgren. He is survived by 3 children, Sandy Friend, Larry Groves and Mike Groves, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Groves and a son...
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Lisa M. Gray

July 16, 1987 - August 8, 2018

Lisa M. Gray, 31, of King George County, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 08, 2018. Miss Gray was a stay at home mother for her two sons. Survivors include her father, Stephen L. Gray, her mother Betty S. Gray, her brother Stephen M. Gray, and her two sons Joshua Adam Barton, Jr. and Roman King Byrd, all of the home. She is survived by paternal grandmothers, Ellen R....
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Robert Daniel Purks

March 9, 1942 - August 5, 2018

Robert Daniel "Bob" Purks, 76, of King George, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Mr. Purks was born March 9, 1942 in Fredericksburg to Warren S. Purks and Sarah Hope S. Purks. He graduated from King George High School in 1960 and enlisted with the National Guard. He was employed at Dahlgren for 10 years. In the meanwhile he graduated from...
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Anthony Joseph Lopez

August 22, 1997 - August 4, 2018

Anthony Joseph Lopez, 20 of King George sadly passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018. He is an Operation Control Center Assistant with Tatitlek on base at Dahlgren and is a big brother to four, a loving son and a great friend to many. Anthony leaves behind his parents; Papo and Michelle Lopez and Leann Sowers; his siblings, Ashley, Jessica, Evan and Quinton; his grandparents, Rodney and Barbara...
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Gary Loren Thacker

March 18, 1941 - August 2, 2018

Gary L. Thacker, 77, of Virginia died Thursday, August 2, 2018. Born in Ohio, he was the son of the late Lemuel and Nora Thacker. He is survived by his children, Cathy Kniefel, Tommy Thacker and Cindy Willis; three sisters: Velma Clabaugh, Kitty Hartman, and Carolyn Henderson. In addition, he had many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will...
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David Franklin Johnson, Jr.

March 29, 1980 - August 1, 2018

David Franklin Johnson Jr., 38, of Spotsylvania went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2018. David loved life, he always had a smile and he loved to make people laugh. David is survived by his father, David Franklin Johnson Sr.; two sons, Austin and Hunter Youmans; a daughter, Paisley and longtime companion Tara; a sister, Deanna Norton of Grundy; two half-sisters, Montanna Staczyaski and Dakota...
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Aubrey Nelson Pavie

September 28, 1943 - July 31, 2018

Aubrey Nelson Pavie, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many died Tuesday, July 31, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret Pavie; two daughters, Vickie Graninger (Mike) and Melissa Pavie-Hess; two brothers, Earl and Clyde Pavie; two sisters-in law, Loraine Pavie and Cathy Chenault; four grandchildren, Amber Haring (Bryan), Jacob Brown (Brook), Caitlyn...
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Richard A. Lorey Ph.D.

December 28, 1939 - July 27, 2018

Richard "Rich" Lorey, 78, of King George County passed peacefully from this life on Friday, July 27th at Mary Washington Hospital. Richard, youngest of 9, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 28, 1939 and lived the majority of his life in King George County after receiving his PhD in physics from Georgia Tech. An Army veteran and member of the Chemical Corps, Richard is survived by...
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Carl A. Coakley, Jr.

July 24, 2018

Carl A. Coakley, Jr. was called home to be with his Savior after a long, courageous battle with ALS on July 24, 2018. He passed from life into life at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 3, 1955. He was a life-long resident of King George with deep roots in the county. He would share his love for King George and its' history with anyone who cared to listen. He graduated...
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Annabelle Pickens Gray

January 4, 1919 - July 23, 2018

Annabelle P. Gray, 99, of Shumansville died Mon. July 23, 2018. Born in West Virginia, she was the widow of Raymond E. Gray. She was the oldest member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church where she had attended for over 45 years and a member of the WMU. She is survived by five children, Raymond J. Gray, Lionel E. Gray (Erma), Sue Duncan (Ken), George Gray (Roxanne), and Damon Gray (Mary); a sister,...
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Sara Siefferman

July 22, 2018

Sara Ethel Siefferman, 82, of King George County, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital. Sara was born Saturday, December 28, 1935 in Winder, Georgia to the late Charles Mote, Sr. and Ethel Cochran Mote. She was an administrator at Powhatan Farm, she loved horses, was an avid tennis player, a devoted mother and enjoyed reading the classics and she studied Russian History...
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Helen Diana Capone

June 1, 1927 - July 21, 2018

Helen Diana Capone, M.D., 91, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at her residence. She was born June 1, 1927 in Rymanow, Poland to the late Zygmunt Louis Preisler and Monica Jachimoski Preisler. Dr. Capone received her medical training in Canada at the Ottawa General Hospital in 1951. She did her medical residency training at Sister of Charity Hospitals in Buffalo, New York,...
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Donald E Bowling

February 5, 1948 - July 20, 2018

Donald E. Bowling, 70 of Ruther Glen passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at his home. Born in Marion, his passions in life were logging and drag racing. He loved his family and friends and was surrounded by them when he left this world. Survivors include his wife, Linda Bowling; children, Melissa Gentry (Michael), Monica Booth (Sammie), Kimberley Jelinek, Connie Bero, Kathy Bowling, Bret...
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Jeanne Marie Payne Rehanek

July 19, 2018

Jeanne Marie Rehanek (Payne), 58, of King George County passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at her residence. She was born August 8, 1959 in Washington, DC to the late John Gardner Payne and Jeanne Collette LeGendre Payne. She loved the outdoors, designing floral arrangements, crafting, antiques, volunteering at the food bank and her beloved cat "Big Momma". She is survived by her 5 siblings,...
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Eric Boyd Adams

January 14, 1954 - July 19, 2018

Eric Boyd Adams, 64, of Montpelier died July 19, 2018. He served in the Navy as a welder and continued in that field as a civilian. He retired after 26 years in the Construction and Maintenance Department with Henrico County School Board. Following retirement, he was a welding instructor at J Sargent Reynolds Community College. He loved motorcycling, beekeeping, and gardening. Survivors...
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Peggy Ann Hodge

July 17, 2018

Peggy Ann Hodge, 70, of Spotsylvania died Tue., July 17, 2018. She was the widow of Russell Hodge. Survivors include her children, Glenn and Ann Hodge; siblings, Mary Lou Harmon and Marshall Thomas Campbell; two grandchildren, Lena and Jertiria Hodge. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Hodge. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM . July 24, 2018 at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling...
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Margaret Wick

August 2, 1926 - July 15, 2018

Surrounded by the love of her children, Margaret Elberson Wick, age 91 was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior on July 15, 2018. She was born on August 2, 1926 in Camden New Jersey, the daughter of Frank and Blanche (Brown) Elberson. Margaret graduated from Haddonfield High School, Class of 1944. Following graduation, she attended Bryn Mawr Nursing School where she became a Registered Nurse...
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Willie M Thomas

February 22, 1951 - July 13, 2018

Willie M. Thomas, 67, of Ruther Glen died Friday, July 13, 2018 at his home. Willie was a lifelong resident of Caroline County, a contractor for 45 years and loved hot rod cars. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Thomas, two daughters, Angela Deloach (Wesley) and Brandi Fuller (Ray); three step-children, Angela Pratt (Rico), Wilson and John Atwell; three sisters, Mary Ellen Satterwhite, Liz ...
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David Sherwood Forrest

July 9, 2018

David Sherwood Forrest, 62, of Fredericksburg, Virginia passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was born Thursday, January 19, 1956 in Roseville, California to the late Henry W. Forrest and Dorothy Yeo Forrest. David served his country in the United States Army, he was a commercial truck driver, a member of Trinity Bible Church, and he loved motorcycles, computer games,...
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John Estin Flowers, Sr.

October 28, 1925 - July 9, 2018

John Estin Flowers Sr., 92, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital. John was born October 28, 1925 in Four Oaks, NC. He moved to Falls Church, VA and was a self-employed plumber and building contractor for many years before retiring to Colonial Beach, VA in 1990. John is survived by one son, John Estin Flowers Jr. (Debbie) of Nags Head, NC; two grandchildren, Kasey Flowers ...
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Charles Sherwood "Champ" Carter

May 16, 1940 - July 7, 2018

"Champ" Charles Sherwood Carter, Sr, 78. If you asked him, men wanted to be like him and women wanted to be with him. Champ died on July 7, 2018. He loved deer hunting, pond fishing, lemon cakes, apple pie, beautiful women, Canadian Mist and Natural Light, not necessarily in that order. He hated fly catchers and Billy Cook, not necessarily in that order. Papa joins his brothers, Jr. Milton and...
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Justin Lee Howard

April 12, 1994 - July 5, 2018

Justin Lee Howard, 24, peacefully passed away in his sleep while visiting his grandparents' home at Lake Caroline on July 5, 2018. Justin is survived by his parents, Douglas (Buddy) and Julie Howard; his sisters, Meredith and Lauren; grandparents, Michael and Loretta Brindock and Douglas and Cathy Howard; uncles, Kevin Brindock and family and Chris Howard and family; aunts, Kristine Snell and...
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Joyce Constance Gladding Thomas

March 20, 1930 - June 29, 2018

Joyce Constance Gladding Thomas went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2018. Joyce was born in Caret in Essex County, Virginia on March 20, 1930 to Harry Tilden Gladding and Else Louisa Schmidt Gladding. She was a graduate of St. Margaret's school in Tappahannock. She earned a biology and physical education degree from West Hampton College, the women's college of the University of Richmond...
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Patricia Kaye Copfer

June 26, 2018

Patricia Kaye Copfer, known affectionately in her life as "Patty" or "P.K.", passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. She was born on May 30, 1951, to Ralph and Lorena Brown of Russellville, West Virginia. She graduated from Nuttall High School in 1969 and worked in Washington DC where she met her husband and the love of her life, Paul Arvil Copfer. The two were married on November 23, 1974, and...
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John Herbert Whittaker

June 28, 1936 - June 23, 2018

John Herbert Whittaker, 81 of Woodford passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his home. Born in Caroline, he was a lifelong truck driver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Martin Whittaker. Survivors include his children, Mitchell W. Whittaker (Alley), John D. Whittaker, (Pam), Troy D. Whittaker (Donna), Ann McCrummen and Deborah George (Bruce); three brothers, Fred, Kenny and Willie...
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Seaburn Branham

November 3, 1935 - June 20, 2018

Seaburn "PapPaw" Branham, 82, of King George, VA passed away on June 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Seaburn is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol, his children Tamera (Scott) Forshaw, and Bo (Chris) Branham, his grandchildren, Zachary (Daniela) Branham, Brooke Branham, and Tyler Forshaw, his great-grandchildren, Brecken and Haylen Branham, his brother, Whetzel Branham, and his...
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Judy Bowie

January 22, 1960 - June 17, 2018

Judith Marie Johnston Bowie was called home to be with the Lord on June 17, 2018. Judy is survived by her husband Larry Bowie of Oak Gove, VA; her son Brandon Bowie and wife Jessica of Colonial Beach, VA, and her daughter Whitney and husband Shawn Cannon of Bowling Green, VA. She will be greatly missed by her treasured grandchildren, Brant Bowie, AJ Cannon, Brayden Cannon, and Jamison Cannon;...
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Maurice Charles Capone

February 1, 1955 - June 16, 2018

Maurice C. Capone, 63 of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018. Born in Boston, he had retired from a career in banking in Maryland. He played bass guitarist in several bands and was a volunteer at the George Washington Foundation at Ferry Farm. Survivors include his mother, Dr. Helen Capone; his daughter, Kelly Capone; his siblings, Martha Capone, Martin Capone (Sandra), Michael...
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Drucilla "Dru" Dolores Pannell Doan

July 15, 1924 - June 15, 2018

Drucilla "Dru" Dolores Pannell Doan, 93, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Northern Virginia, passed into the arms of her Lord Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Hughes Home in Fredericksburg. She was born Tuesday, July 15, 1924 in Oklahoma to the late Jack and Mary Ruth Austin Pannell. She served her country in the United States Army and was a member of Cranford United Methodist Church in Lorton, VA. Dru...
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Ann Lucille Campbell

March 11, 1954 - June 13, 2018

Ann C.Campbell, 64, of Bowling Green, formerly of Mechanicsville, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Ann loved crafting and making wreaths and some of her happiest times were at the beach. She is survived by her husband, Ray Campbell; her children, Doug McGhee and Missy McGhee Linville (Travis); her siblings, Barbara Poe and Ed Poe (Beth); her grandchildren, Alex McGhee and Sadie Linville;...
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Steven L Williams

December 28, 1977 - June 13, 2018

Steven Lynn Williams, 40, of Alexandria, VA passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in King George, VA as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Wednesday, December 28, 1977. Steven was an automotive painter and worked for Spectrum Auto Touch Up. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend to many. Steven was a member of M & J Sportsman's Club, he loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors...
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Forrest Wayne Walters

December 1, 1948 - June 12, 2018

Forrest Wayne Walters, 69, of King George passed away June 12, 2018 in McGuire VA Medical Center. Wayne was the son of the late Bob and Jane Walters and served in Vietnam with the United States Army. He was a member of the VFW, DAV, Lions Club and the King George Democratic Committee. Survivors include his children, Forrest Wayne Walters II and Heather Dawn Good (Kevin); his brother, Robert Ancil...
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Gregory Scott Layne

June 5, 1962 - June 10, 2018

Gregory Scott Layne, 56, of Mechanicsville died Sunday, June 10, 2018. He worked as an operation specialist at Wells Fargo Bank. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Lyrae Patton Layne; his beloved parents, Jack and Brenda Layne. He was a loving father to Justen and Zachary Layne and his grandchildren who he loved very much, Kyzer and Meadow Layne; step-grandchild, Raleigh O'Keefe; brother,...
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Ann D. Conolly

November 17, 1936 - June 9, 2018

Ann D. Conolly, 81, of Fawn Lake, Fredericksburg, VA passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at her home with her family at her side after an extended battle with cancer. Born in 1936 to George Valentine and Vera Mable Dempster in Dehra Dun, India, where her father was stationed as a British Army officer, Mrs. Conolly remained in India until just after World War II. Her family then moved back to...
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David Lee Brooks, Sr

April 5, 1950 - June 5, 2018

David Lee Brooks, SR, 68, of Georgia died Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Born in Hanover County, VA., he was the son of the late Edna and Clarence Brooks. David lived in Caroline County until he moved to Georgia about thirty years ago. He loved baseball, Nascar and working in his yard. He is survived by his companion, Kathy Baker; two children, Sheila Brooks-Chinault (Shane) and David Lee Brooks, Jr....
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Grace Helen Seemayer

November 23, 1928 - June 1, 2018

Grace Helen Seemayer, 89, of Reedville, VA, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018. She was born Friday, November 23, 1928 in Manhattan, New York to the late Alexander and Grace Nyilas. She loved to crochet and sew and recently she took interest in solving puzzle books. Mrs. Seemayer was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert Eugene Seemayer; and her sister, Joan Malasits. She is...
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Patricia Rock Garrett

April 25, 1956 - May 31, 2018

Patricia R. Garrett entered Heaven peacefully with her loving husband Douglas by her side on May 31st, 2018. After a nine year battle with cancer, she would never be ready to leave her beloved family but was more than ready to meet her Savior. Born April 25th, 1956, to Paul and Margaret Rock, she leaves behind her life's example of faith and many precious memories. It was her wish that there be...
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Brenda Sale Martin

May 15, 1948 - May 30, 2018

Brenda Sale Martin, 70 of Woodford went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Survivors include her children, Pam Hall (Mike), Rodney Martin (Lynne) and David Martin (Melissa); her brothers, Russell Sale (Kay) and Dennis Sale (Cindy); her grandchildren, Charleigh Hall, Zack Hall, Brooke Carter (Zack), John Martin and Jake...
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Constance Davis

December 22, 1927 - May 30, 2018

Constance Virginia Davis, 90, of King George County passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She was born Thursday, December 22, 1927 to the late Gorman and Sally Lowe. Mrs. Davis read her Bible everyday and was a longtime member of Hanover Baptist Church in King George. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid crotchetier and knitter and made...
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Harry S. "Pete" Taylor, Jr.

July 8, 1945 - May 29, 2018

Harry Smith "Pete" Taylor, Jr., 72, of Milford passed away Tue., May 29, 2018 at this home. Born in Richmond, VA, he was the son of the late Ursula Beasley and Harry S. Taylor, Sr. He retired from Huttig Building Products after 33 years and then was employed with Caroline County Public Transportation for 9 years. He enjoyed hunting, football, watching wrestling and talking on the CB radio. He is...
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Robert "Dick" Pitts

February 26, 1925 - May 29, 2018

Robert W. "Dick" Pitts, 93 of Milford passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Dick served in the United States Navy during WWII and retired after 43 years of service with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. He was a longtime member of Clifton Hunt Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening. He was predeceased by a daughter, Robin Faye Pitts. Survivors include his daughters, Brenda...
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Calvin Luther Clarke, Jr.

February 12, 1963 - May 26, 2018

Calvin L. Clarke, Jr. (Buddy), 55 of Bowling Green, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 26, 2018. He had fought a courageous battle with COPD for the past four years. Calvin was an avid NASCAR and drag racing fan and a collector of Mopar cars and parts. In fact, most knew him as the "Mopar Man" to friends and other collectors. He enjoyed traveling each year to Mopar National Chrysler...
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John "Jack" Campbell Shelar

September 28, 1956 - May 26, 2018

John "Jack" Campbell Shelar, 61, of Colonial Beach, passed away May 26, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. He was born September 28, 1956 to his parents, Eugene and Josephine Shelar. He was a cabinet maker for the United States Senate for 24 years. He was a former member of the Colonial Beach Fire Department and was currently the lieutenant as well as a life member of the Colonial Beach...
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Travis Ray Snider

April 28, 1978 - May 24, 2018

SNIDER, Travis Ray Senior Master Sergeant Travis Ray Snider, 40, died Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Winston-Salem, NC. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was a surgical technician who also served as consultant to the United States Surgeon General. SMSgt Snider was born on April 28, 1978 in Goldsboro, NC to Eunice Trigger Saunders and Alvin Ray Snider. In 1996, he joined the United States...
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Michael Paul Irving

May 31, 1958 - May 15, 2018

IRVING, Michael Paul, 59, passed at his home on May 15, 2018, in Colonial Beach, VA. He was born on May 31, 1958 in Richmond, VA. He was preceded in death by his father George R. Irving Sr. and his mother, Patricia DeLaney Irving. He is survived by his loving wife, Ronda Irving, his brother, George R. Irving Jr, his sister Elizabeth I. Merwin and her husband Edward John Merwin and their...
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Justin Charles Colley

August 15, 1982 - May 13, 2018

Justin Charles Colley, 35, of King George County, passed away at his home Sunday, May 13, 2018. Justin loved sports especially soccer, music especially alternative rock, technology and organizing his belongings. Justin was preceded in death by his father, Charles Bruce Colley. He is survived by his mother, Lynda C. Colley, brother Sean R. Colley, sister, Arianna P. Colley, uncle, John Colley...
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Robert E Carnohan

March 2, 1934 - May 12, 2018

Robert E. Carnohan, 84, of Ruther Glen died Sat., May 12, 2018. Born in Caroline County, Robert was a member of Carmel Baptist Church. In 1957, he was drafted in the U. S. Army. He did his basic training at Ft. Benning, GA. He did medical training at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas and Ft. Belvoir. He served in Lachapell, France which is 70 miles south of Paris. He worked in the private...
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Frank Elwood Lincoln , Jr.

May 21, 1939 - May 12, 2018

Frank E. Lincoln, Jr., 78, of Colonial Beach, passed away May 12, 2018. He was born in Rockaway Beach, New York on May 21, 1939 to his parents, Frank E. Lincoln, Sr. and Margaret Madson Lincoln. Frank was in the Navy from 1956 to 1959. He had many HVAC certifications. Frank loved his family, church, country and the water. His hobbies that he enjoyed were watching the Washington Nationals, the...
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Janet Lenora Ezzell

April 21, 1944 - May 11, 2018

Janet Lenora Ezzell, 74, of Spotsylvania died Friday, May 11, 2018. She was the first female head football coach in Spotsylvania County Parks and Rec. Survivors include her husband, Robert Ezzell, Sr.; a sister, Audrey Burrows; two sons, Robert Ezzell, Jr and Raymond Ezzell; a daughter, Kim Ezzell Hilton; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. She...
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Elaine Dorothy Dillon

October 7, 1942 - May 9, 2018

DILLON, Elaine S., 75, of Beaverdam, formerly of Bowling Green, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, she had retired after 35 years of service with the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control in Richmond. She was an avid NASCAR fan and for years, served as a scorekeeper for several of the racing teams. Elaine is survived by her son, Dave Dillon and his wife,...
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Lloyd Brown "Luke" Sydnor

August 11, 1938 - May 9, 2018

Lloyd Brown "Luke" Sydnor, Jr. passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. Luke was born Thursday, August 11, 1938 in Washington, DC to the late Lloyd Brown Sydnor, Sr. and Edna McDonald Sydnor. He retired from the Washington, DC Department of Transportation as a Deputy Administrator, was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church in King George, VA, the...
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Betty Jo Frank Catlett

May 5, 2018

Betty Jo (October 30, 1968-May 5, 2018) of King George Gained her Wings after a long battle with cancer while vacationing with her family in Ocean City, MD. Betty Jo loved her family and spoiled her the babies. She had a Huge Heart of Gold. She leaves many memories to be cherished by her husband Johnny Catlett; daughters Jennifer Gray (Phil), Amanda Catlett(Nigel), Rachel Catlett(Stewart); sons...
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Henry Frank Diley, Jr.

February 10, 1939 - May 5, 2018

Henry Frank Diley passed away May 5, 2018. He was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia to the late Henry F. Diley Sr. and Dorothy Jamison Diley and graduated from Mission Bay High School in San Diego in 1957. Henry enjoyed collecting antique toys and sold collectables at trade shows and flea markets. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Diley; his sons, Paul W. Diley (Vicky), Steven J. Diley ...
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Jerrell Brent Todd

June 4, 1955 - May 5, 2018

Jerrell Brent Todd, 62, of Richmond died Sat., May 5, 2018 at his home after a brief illness. He has worked as an HR analyst at Va. Dept. of Social Services. Jerrell loved the beach, music and singing in the choir at Bon Air Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Eva S. Hite; two sisters, Joanne (Loyd) Todd Rawls and Sharon (Victor) Todd Gehman and a brother, Scott (Kelly) Todd and...
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Bruce W Fussell

March 11, 1949 - May 4, 2018

Bruce W. Fussell, 69 of Port Royal, Virginia passed away Friday, May 4, 2018. Born in Richmond, Bruce had retired as a Vice President with Bank of America in Baltimore. He was a Virginia Tech graduate and a huge Hokie fan. He is survived by his wife, Germaine "Geri" Fussell; his daughter, Megan DiFatta (Christopher), his granddaughter, Sophia DiFatta; his sons, Joshua B. Fussell and Andrew T....
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Thomas Deakins

May 2, 2018

Thomas Patrick Deakins, 63, passed away Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018. Thomas "Tommy" Deakins was born October 22nd, 1954 in Washington D.C. to Ellsworth Irving Deakins and Frances Rita Deakins (née Byrnes). Tommy was a master carpenter and renowned project manager who spent over forty years in the construction industry overseeing the completion of countless homes throughout Northern Virginia. ...
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Larry Byron Chesney

October 25, 1947 - April 27, 2018

Larry B. Chesney, 70, of Caroline died Friday, April 27, 2018 at his home. Born in Washington, he was a carpenter, spiritual and loved nature. He is survived by five daughters, Mailisha, Autumn, Morica, Sarah and Isabella Chesney; a brother, Mark Chesney; and six grandchildren, Alicia B. Smoot, Andrew Chesney, Brendan Chesney, Elliott Chesney-Adam, Charlotte Chesney-Adam and Eli Wymer. A private...
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Audrey Pounds Morrison

May 30, 1927 - April 27, 2018

Audrey Morrison, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home in King George, Virginia, on Friday, April 27, 2018. Audrey was born May 30, 1927, in Dahlgren to Raymond and Clare Pounds. She grew up in Dahlgren and attended Dahlgren School on what was then the U.S. Naval Proving Ground, now NSWC. After graduating from King George High School during WWII, she began working on...
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Wayne "Todd" Allen

February 2, 1966 - April 27, 2018

Wayne Todd Allen, 52, of Woodford passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 in UVA Hospital. Todd was a member of the Four Season Hunt Club, attended Bethany Baptist Church and was a huge Red Sox fan. He had worked at CVS and Verizon and most recently at VDOT as a traffic signal technician. His father, Wayne Allen, preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Alice Allen; his wife, Brenda...
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John H. Peck

November 23, 1937 - April 24, 2018

John H. Peck, 80 of Woodford passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Giles County, he was named after his great grandfather, Capt. John H. Peck of Co. E 21st Regiment, Lynchburg. He was an active member of Round Oak Baptist Church, where he had served as Trustee, Deacon and Sunday school teacher. John also sang in the choir and was on several committees of the...
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Althea Harless Loving

January 25, 1934 - April 23, 2018

Althea Harless Loving, 84, of Sparta passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of John Loving, Sr. She is survived by her children, James E. Cecil, Thomas M. Cecil, Sr. and Patricia Ann Cecil; her sister, Shirley; Brothers, Victor, William and Roger; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Her son, John...
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Tyler James Corcoran

April 23, 2018

Tyler James Corcoran, 25 of Ladysmith passed away Monday, April 23, 2018. Tyler was a loving and devoted friend and family member with a personality and sense of humor that shone through even in his darkest times. Tyler especially cherished the time he spent with his two children, Tyler Jr. and Caleb. In addition to his sons, he is also survived by his wife Ashlynn; his siblings, Dana, David...
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Michael Middlebrook

April 23, 2018

Michael Middlebrook, 44 of Chilesburg passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 in Memorial Regional Medical Center. Mike was a welder and metal fabricator for M.C. Dean. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Middlebrook; his sister, Debbie Fitchett (Josh); his brother, Earnie Middlebrook (Samantha); his fiancé, Tonya Eaton and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at...
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Maynard G Penney

March 5, 1933 - April 22, 2018

Maynard G. Penney, 85 of Bowling Green passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born in the Upper Zion area of Caroline County (now a part of Ft. A.P. Hill), Maynard was a lifelong farmer and realtor. He operated Penney Realty in Bowling Green for over 25 years. He was a longtime member of Salem Baptist Church, serving as Deacon and Sunday School teacher for...
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Patricia Joyce Nichols

September 7, 2017 - April 21, 2018

Patricia brought so much joy and love to everyone around her. She was so loved by family and friends and had the most contagious smile that you couldn't control yourself and had to smile back. She brightened our days with laughter. She will be missed by many. And remembered always... Patricia Joyce Nichols passed away peacefully and met the eyes of Jesus on Saturday morning April 21st 2018....
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William Charles Hagenbuch

December 24, 1953 - April 21, 2018

William "Bill" C. Hagenbuch, 64 of Ruther Glen passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at his home. Born in Washington DC, he was a member of Concord Baptist Church and had worked as a painter for City Wide Decorators in Richmond for many years. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Hagenbuch; his mother, Doris Hagenbuch; his brothers, Bobby (his twin) and Raymond Hagenbuch; his stepchildren, Chris...
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Joshua Ray Dobbins

May 13, 1989 - April 17, 2018

Joshua Ray Dobbins, 28 of Partlow passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Survivors include his mother, Tammy Dobbins (Nathan); his father, David Dobbins (Helen); his son, Joshua Ray Dobbins, Jr.; his brother, Michael Dobbins; his step sister, Victoria Gregory; his step brothers, Aron Blizzard and Buddy Gregory; his maternal grandparents, Janice and James Haney; his paternal grandparents, Patsy...
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Ella Middlebrook

August 25, 1937 - April 17, 2018

Ella Middlebrook, beloved wife, mother and sister, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2018, while being cared for at Culpeper Health and Rehab Center. Ella was born on August 25, 1937 to Charles and Alton Habron. She is survived by her loving husband, Carlton Gordon Middlebrook Sr. and only son, Carlton Jr.; his two children, grandson Robert Torrie; sisters Shirley (Edward) Taylor, Gladys Cooper...
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Joyce Pitts Wilson

June 3, 1944 - April 16, 2018

Joyce Pitts Wilson, 73, of Ruther Glen died Monday, April 16, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Pitts and Elizabeth Pitts Pemberton and her "second father". Wilson Pemberton. She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Robin Elizabeth Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Vasco Winfield Wilson; her children, Mark Wilson and Susan W....
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Michael D Healy, US Army, retired

June 13, 1926 - April 14, 2018

Major General Michael D. Healy (United States Army, retired), 91 of Jacksonville, Florida passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. Michael D. Healy was born June 13, 1926, in Chicago, IL, the oldest of three sons of an Irish cop who later retired as a Police Lieutenant. In 1945, at 19, he enlisted in the Army. He graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School (OCS), Ft. Benning in 1946 and is in...
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Brenda Sue Stone

February 19, 1955 - April 12, 2018

Brenda Sue Stone, 63, of Ashland passed away peacefully at her home after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Anna Pickett and had retired as a Registered Nurse. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Stone; her son, Joshua Stone; a sister, Jean Budny (Bruce); a sister-in-law, Barbara Nash; and the "light of her life", her grandson, Kaleb Stone. She was preceded in...
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George Ernest Clodfelter III

February 21, 1956 - April 10, 2018

George E. Clodfelter III, 62 of Milford VA went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Born in Illinois, he had worked for over 30 years in law enforcement. His first wife, Linda Clodfelter, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Kay Clodfelter; his mother, Grace DeMayo; two sons, Michael and Alec Clodfelter; a stepdaughter, Sierra Braswell; his sister, Connie...
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Doris Chenault Bowen

April 10, 2018

Doris Chenault Bowen, 83 of Richmond went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Born in Sparta VA, she was a retired bookkeeper. Her favorite past time was to be outdoors in her garden. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph L. Bowen. Survivors include her children, Mike Bowen (Dawn) and Terry Sweeney (Ronnie); five grandchildren, Michelle, Chris, Jessica,...
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Mary Garland Martin

March 7, 1928 - April 9, 2018

Mary G. Martin, 90 of Bowling Green entered into a pain free eternity Monday, April 9, 2018. Her husband, David Martin and her companion of 47 years, William Hockaday, preceded her in death. Mary is survived by her four daughters, Charlotte Heffler (James), Frances Beazley, Mary Lloyd and Terry Southworth (Skip); six grandsons, Travis Heffler, Billy Beazley, Martin Lloyd, Evan Lloyd, Scottie...
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Robert E. Lee Neece

February 4, 1951 - April 7, 2018

Robert E. Lee Neece, Jr, 67 of Ruther Glen died Sat., Apr. 7, 2018 at his home. Born in Edwhite, WVA; he was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Lee, Sr. He had worked at Food Lion and loved playing Bingo. Survivors include his mother, Mildred G. Neece; two sisters, Dollie Shores of Ruther Glen and Mary Moody of Charlotte, NC and a brother, Reuben Neece of Cedartown, GA. A memorial...
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Maryellen Colston

August 19, 1947 - April 6, 2018

Maryellen Colston, 70 of Colonial Beach went to be with our Lord on April 6th, 2018 peacefully surrounded by her family. Survivors include her husband Jim of 44 years and her children Ginger Mikolajczyk, Janice Colston, Kelly Sexton, Drew Colston, Jay Colston, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and her sister Jean Lay. Born August 19th, 1947 in Toledo Ohio. Maryellen was a Registered Nurse...
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Barbara Davies

April 5, 2018

Barbara Simons Davies of King George departed this life on earth and ascended into heaven on Thursday, April 5, 2017. Born in Washington, DC on July 6, 1927 to Roland E. Simons and Anita Hershey Simons Jones, she was salutatorian of the Class of 1945 at McKinley Technical High School in Washington, DC. She was very active in the King George Woman's Club, where she'd served as President; St....
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Jeanne Thierrin

August 31, 1927 - April 3, 2018

Jeanne Thierrin, 90, of Grafton, New Hampshire died Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Born in New York, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Edward J. Thierrin. She was a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation in Ladysmith, VA. For many years. Survivors include five children, Edward V. Thierrin, Catherine J. Lobozza, Raymond D. Thierrin, Anitamarie B. Jansch and Christopher Thierrin;...
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Virginia Livermon Flagg

February 7, 1940 - April 3, 2018

Virginia Livermon Flagg, aged 78, died after a short illness on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at Woodhaven, a caring and loving community at Williamsburg Landing in Williamsburg, Virginia. Virginia, known affectionately as Nana by her family, was born in Richmond Va., Feb 7th 1940 to John C. and Gladys (Gray) Livermon of Woodford, Va. She graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1958 and went...
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Mark Alan Washburn

December 5, 1961 - April 1, 2018

Mark Alan Washburn, 56, of Colonial Beach passed away in his home on Sunday, April 1, 2018 from an apparent heart attack following a short illness. He was born to the late Ernie and the late Connie Washburn in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mark is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Jenny) Vechery Washburn; his brother Dave and wife Judy of Ohio; brother Dan and wife Shannon of North Carolina; sister Kathy...
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Penny Diane DiRosario

April 21, 1961 - March 30, 2018

Penny D. DiRosario, 56 of Colonial Beach, Va joined Jesus in Heaven on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. Penny was a lifelong resident of Colonial Beach and was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Pearl DiRosario and her brother, Vincent DiRosario. Survivors include her brother, Wayne DiRosario; numerous extended family members including, a niece, Tina Muse; great nieces, Summer Trivett...
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Pamela "Pam" Kuske

September 3, 1955 - March 30, 2018

Pamela H. Kuske, 62, of Milford died Fri. Mar. 30, 2018 at her home. Born in Ohio, she was preceded in death by her husband, Brad Kuske and her father, Emir Hausch. She is survived by her daughter, Tracy Sale (Jeff); a son, Scott Kuske; her mother, Virginia Hausch; two sisters, Lennah Smith and Joann Roberts; a brother, Terry Hausch; and three granddaughters, Jordan and Jaiden Kuske and...
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Lucy Beazley Vaughan

January 1, 1931 - March 29, 2018

Lucy Beazley Vaughan, 87, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2018, surrounded by her family. Born January 1, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia, she is predeceased by her parents, Frank B. Beazley and Kate Beazley Thomas of Bowling Green, Virginia, and her late husband of 65 years, William Boyd Vaughan of Alexandria, Virginia. Lucy was a beloved wife, dedicated mother and...
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Sara Williams Burgess

June 22, 1924 - March 27, 2018

Sara A. Burgess, 93 of Dahlgren passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Mary Washington Hospital. Survivors include her children, Dottie Burgess, Peggy Mullen, Linda Kline, John Burgess, Betty Kniceley and Ricky Burgess; her sister, Marie Sapanara; grandchildren, Sara, Melissa, Erik, Anna, Nick, Blue and Stone and great grandson, Cayden. Her husband Blue Burgess preceded her in death. The...
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Emmitt Allen Hayden

January 19, 1928 - March 27, 2018

Emmitt A. Hayden, 90 of Massaponax passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He was born and lived his entire life on Guinea Station Road. After serving in the United States Navy, Emmitt worked as a mechanic for several dealerships in Fredericksburg. For over 45 years, he owned and operated Hayden Auto Service in Massaponax. Survivors include his sons,...
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Vernon Charles Markle

June 13, 1935 - March 26, 2018

Vernon "Red" Charles Markle, of Colonial Beach died Monday, March 26, 2018, at Mary Washington Hospital of natural causes. Born in Crewe, VA, he lived the majority of his young life in Wickliffe, Ohio, until joining the Navy in 1953. He retired after 19+ years as a US Naval veteran, the majority of which was proudly served as a submariner. Near the end of his Navy career he met and married the...
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Richard Jeremy "Red" Thomas

February 10, 1982 - March 26, 2018

Richard Jeremy "Red" Thomas, 36, of Spotsylvania, died Mon. Mar. 26, 2018. He is survived by his parents, Ricky and Rachel Thomas; two children, Richard Jeremy Thomas, Jr. and Victoria Parrish; his grandmother, Ruby Day and a brother, Christopher Thomas. He was preceded in death by a sister Loretta Thomas. A visitation will be held 2-4 Sat. Mar. 31, 2018 at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green.
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Henry P. West

November 22, 1939 - March 26, 2018

Henry P. West, 78, of Colonial Beach, Virginia, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital/Mary Washington Hospice Floor. He was born Wednesday, November 22, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Herbert West and Marie Sorensen West. Henry served his country in the United States Navy and retired after 33 years as a facilities manager for the Department of Defense. He is...
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Duane Calvin Bock II

September 22, 1954 - March 25, 2018

Duane Calvin Bock II, 63 of King George passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 at his home. Born in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, he was preceded in death by his parents, Duane and Patricia Bock and his sister, Pam Bock. Known for his big heart and sense of humor, he had retired with over 40 years of service with BAE Systems. Duane was an amazing husband, father and grandfather and is survived by...
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Barbara Jean Atkins

June 28, 1964 - March 24, 2018

Barbara Jean Atkins, 53 of Fredericksburg, died Sat. Mar. 24, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Fredericksburg, she had retired as a security guard at the FBI Academy after 20 years. She is survived by three sisters, Brenda Ayers, Juanita Atkins, and Pamela Kaiser; a brother, Kenneth Ray Atkins; three nieces, Christina Ayers, Jessica McGowan, and Christine Fleshman; two nephews,...
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Sandra Lee Goss

September 16, 1946 - March 23, 2018

Sandra Lee Goss of King George, VA, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2018 at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital after a short illness. She leaves cherished memories to her husband, William Goss Jr, son William Goss III, daughter Melissa Roberson (Brian), granddaughter Emma Roberson, sister Sharon Bennett (Robert), nieces, nephews, and her extended family. She retired from the Naval...
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Johnny Solomon

June 28, 1958 - March 23, 2018

Johnny C. Solomon, 59 of Shumansville died Fri., Mar. 23, 2018. Born in Tennessee, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Deloach Solomon; two sons, Michael and Danny Solomon; a brother, Robert Solomon; two sisters, Alberta Barnett and Debbie Smith and three granddaughters, Cailla, Macie and Solana Solomon. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m Tues. Mar. 27, 2018 at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling...
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Randy Lee Epperson

July 19, 1957 - March 22, 2018

Randy L. Epperson Randy L. Epperson, 60, of King George County, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Mary Washington hospital. He was born on July 19, 1957 in Fresno, California to Virgil L. Epperson, Sr. and the late Viola J. Epperson. Randy retired from Colonial Circuits in Fredericksburg after 20 years. Randy is survived by his father, Virgil L. Epperson,...
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Norman J Fenerty

November 13, 1937 - March 22, 2018

Norman J. Fenerty, 80, of Bowling Green died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he served 3 years in the Canadian Army before joining the United States Army where he retired after 20 years of service. His time in Vietnam awarded him a bronze star. He retired after 20 years of service, as a civilian employee at Fort A. P. Hill. In 1973, he became...
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Leslie James Leake

July 19, 1948 - March 20, 2018

Mr. Leslie James Leake, 69, of King George County, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He was born July 19, 1948 to the late George and Addie Emory Leake. He retired from VDOT in Oak Grove, VA and he loved fishing. Mr. Leake is survived by his wife of 35 years Dorothy Leake; 3 step-children, Sheila Madison (Julian), Linda Rose (Franklin) and Teresa...
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Kathy Donnice Perry Dungee

September 26, 1961 - March 19, 2018

Suddenly on Monday, March 19, 2018, Kathy Donnice Perry Dungee entered into eternal rest to be with her Lord and Savior. Kathy Donnice Perry Dungee was born on September 26, 1961 in Washington D.C. to Sandra J. Francis and Kemory Hughes. Kathy Donnice Perry Dungee accepted Christ at an early age and attended Shiloh Baptist Church. She attended public schools in Washington DC. She acquired her...
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Kathy Coons Apol

May 18, 1983 - March 13, 2018

Kathy Coons Apol, 34, of Milford died Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Born in Fairfax, she is survived by her husband, Jeff Apol; her father, Richard Coons; three children, Richard, Isabelle and Gracelin Apol; four sisters, Laurie Kelly, Bambi Ford, Tanya Tunstall and Irene Holtzman; a brother, Donald Coons and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Farmer Coons...
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