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Our Obituaries

Norman Clyde Siefferman

February 23, 2018

Reverend Norman Clyde Siefferman, 83, of Fredericksburg, VA passed away Friday, February 23, 2017. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and had a continued passion for aviation ever since. He was the Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus, GA from 1965-1980 prior to coming to King George County and becoming the Rector of St. Paul's, St. John's,...
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Linwood "Sonny" Green

March 31, 1956 - February 20, 2018

Linwood Ernest "Sonny" Green was born March 31, 1956 in Quantico, VA, to Reba (Houck) and William Green of King George, VA. He was a precision machinist by trade. He worked many years for Beretta before starting his own machine shop. For the last few years he was employed by the Department of Defense. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt and fish. He also had a special interest in fruit...
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Muriel Mullen

July 11, 1923 - February 18, 2018

Muriel Phyllis Mullen 11 July 1923 – 18 February 2018 Muriel went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2018 after a long battle with dementia. Born in Liverpool, England to Ethel (Way) Hillier and William Hillier. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Mullen, oldest daughter, Diane Leech, grandchild and great grandchildren. Muriel is survived by her daughter, Carol Mosier, daughter, Beverly...
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Nick T Ruggiero

September 4, 1930 - February 10, 2018

Nick T. Ruggiero, 87, of Ruther Glen, passed away Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. Born to Peter and Lena Ruggiero, in Elkhart, Indiana, he also lived in Bari, Italy for several years before returning to the US, making their home in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Nick was a senior executive (CEO, President and GM) of...
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Timothy Trigger

March 18, 1967 - February 10, 2018

Timothy F. "Tim" Trigger, 50, of King George passed away peacefully at home on Saturday morning, February 10, 2018. During his 50 years of life on this earth, he touched the hearts of all who knew him. He had various jobs that put him in contact with the King George, Colonial Beach and Westmoreland communities, especially the years he was the sole technician for the Colonial Beach cable TV system...
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Harold "Dean" Jennings, Jr

December 11, 1956 - February 9, 2018

Lt. Commander Harold (Dean) Jennings, Jr., U. S. Navy (Ret) of Doswell, VA died on February 9 after a long illness. Dean is survived by Terri, his wife, children Brad & Victoria Jennings, Amanda Davenport (Joseph) and Brooke White (Dantaye) and six grandchildren. His brothers, Stewart (Laila), Joel (Kristi) and one sister, Josie Johannes (Jack) and step-mother Nancy Jennings. Dean was...
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George "Wilbur" Pitts

November 28, 1927 - February 9, 2018

George "Wilbur" Pitts, 90 of Ruther Glen, Virginia passed peacefully at his home, Friday, February 9, 2018. Born in Caroline, he was the son of the late Gladys Bruce Pitts and Leslie Pitts. He is a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, had owned and operated Pitts & Sons Auto in Bowling Green for 18 years, and was known as the "Veggie Man" at Rite Aid shopping center for many years. Survivors...
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Alberta Parkinson

November 26, 1926 - February 7, 2018

Catherine Alberta Parkinson, 91, of Colonial Beach, VA was called home by the Lord on February 07, 2018. Born November 26, 1926 in Washington, DC, Alberta grew up, graduated from both high school and nursing school, and worked for several doctors as a doctor's assistant there. During her youth, Alberta's family spent summers and weekends in Colonial Beach, where she met Walter Parkinson, a WWII...
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Paul "Carter" Sanford, Sr

August 5, 1925 - February 7, 2018

Paul "Carter" Sanford, Sr., 92 of Ruther Glen passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Born in Warsaw, he moved from the Northern Neck to Caroline County in 1960. There he served as a Virginia State Trooper for many years and later moving to the office of Investigation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also is a veteran having served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II. During his...
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Douglas James Cannon

January 9, 1955 - February 5, 2018

Douglas J. Cannon, 63 of Milford, Virginia passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. Douglas worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator. His passion for being a heavy equipment operator began at Martin Marietta, Doswell Quarry. He carried his passion through his life to Corman Construction, where he worked alongside his son, Shawn, until he retired in March 2017. Douglas enjoyed...
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Arleta Mae Mitchell

April 27, 1927 - February 5, 2018

Arleta Mae "Granny" Mitchell, 90, of Milford died Feb. 5, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born Apr. 27, 1927 in San Bernardino, California to the late Gladys Fay Getty and Ralph Foster Snider. She was the widow of John Lee Mitchell, Sr. whom she was married for 62 years. She is survived her son, John Lee Mitchell, Jr and his wife, Carolyn K. Mitchell of Milford; granddaughter, Shelley...
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Rebecca L. McDonald

February 3, 1990 - February 3, 2018

Rebecca Lynn McDonald, age 27, passed away Saturday, 3 February 2018. She was born in Alexandria, VA on 11 June 1990, to John Owen McDonald and Debra Ann Swanson later Stepfather Daniel Alan Swanson. She is survived by Gabriel Alexander Hudgins, Elena Marie-Lynn Hudgins; her two siblings, John Benjamin McDonald, Jesse Owen McDonald. She will be remembered as a loving mother, a beautiful...
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Remington William Walton

November 19, 1992 - February 3, 2018

Remington W Walton, 25, of Sparta passed away on Sat., Feb 3 as a result of an auto accident with his love, Rebecca McDonald and his friend, Brian Bixler Jr. Our beloved son Remmie was a dedicated worker at Fence Scapes in Mechanicsville. He enjoyed fishing and music. He loved people. Lots of people! He loved his family. He is survived by: His parents, Lynn and Craig Gooch. David and Emma...
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Brian Wayne Bixler, Jr.

August 31, 1990 - February 3, 2018

Brian W. "BB" Bixler, Jr., 27 of Woodford passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident. BB grew up playing baseball and loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his fiancé, Cheyanne Nelson; parents, Brian W. Bixler, Sr. and Dawn Davis; his brother, Tommy Bixler (Ashley); his paternal grandparents, Ann Mauck and Donald Bixler; his step mother, Tari Bixler...
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Michael Westberry

November 14, 1948 - February 1, 2018

Michael Marion Westberry, 69 of Colonial Beach, Virginia passed away peacefully in his sleep February 1st, 2018. Michael was born in Brunswick, Georgia. He was the son of the late Elliott Marion Westberry and Ruth Arline Westberry. Michael served his country in Vietnam in the 1st Cavalry Division for the US Army, where he became a Bronze Star recipient and proud veteran. Upon returning, he...
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Gwendolyn Dale Durrett

November 22, 1948 - February 1, 2018

Gwendolyn Dale Durrett, 69, of Ruther Glen, VA departed this life peacefully on Feb. 1, 2018, after her courageous fight with a long illness. She was surrounded by a room full of loved ones, that will miss her deeply. Born, Nov.22, 1948, she was the daughter of Addison and Alberta Burruss Durrett. Gwen was a brilliant student graduating at 17 in 1966 from CT Smith High School as...
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Gloria Barnes Hall

September 20, 1927 - January 29, 2018

Gloria B. Hall, 90 of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at her home. She and her late husband owned and operated Hall's Supermarket in Colonial Beach for many years. She worked hard in the family business until recent health issues made her slow down. She loved her family and her community and was generous to both. Her husband, Lloyd Hall, and her grandson, Larry Wilder Jr,...
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Clara M Hales

April 15, 1922 - January 28, 2018

Clara M. Hales, 95 of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018. She was the widow of Nelson Hales and is survived by her daughters, Rosemary Taylor of Colonial Beach and Carol Ford (Doug) of South Carolina; four grandchildren, Monica Steffey (Nick), Kyle Taylor, Douglas Ford and Denise Sebeck (Ron); four great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren and her beloved...
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Virginia Acors Jones

April 1, 1941 - January 24, 2018

Virginia Elizabeth Jones, 76, of Ruther Glen died Wed., Jan. 24, 2018 at Henrico Doctors Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Florence Acors and a brother, Frank Acors. She is survived by her husband, Conway Jones; four children, Mary Hockaday, Michael Hockaday (Patsy), Myra Perkins (William) and Connie Jones; brother, Wayne Acors (Judy); sisters-in-law, Sandra Acors...
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Ralph Curtis Boyd

January 26, 1921 - January 18, 2018

Ralph Curtis Boyd, 96, of King George passed away January 18, 2018. A memorial service will be held at Storke Funeral Home, Colonial Beach Chapel, on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moose Charities, 155 N. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the ASPCA, 424 E....
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Harry Sonny Mahon III

May 8, 1942 - January 16, 2018

Harry Irvin "Sonny" Mahon III, 75, of Colonial Beach, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was born Friday, May 8, 1942 in Fairfax, Virginia to the late Harry Irvin Mahon, Jr. and Margaret Hall Mahon of Lorton, Virginia. Sonny served his country in the United States Navy, retired as a Captain for the Fairfax County Fire Service and was then an...
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Clyde Junior Pitts

February 2, 1945 - January 15, 2018

Clyde Junior Pitts, 72 of Port Royal went to be with the Lord and Savior on January 15th 2018, after a long battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Pitts; his son, Jason Pitts; two brothers, George William Pitts and Wayne Pitts and his parents Bessie and George Pitts. He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Schools (Chris), Tammy Chenault (Derrick) and Keri Fullen (Rob);...
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Edward Joseph Hedrick

November 18, 1931 - January 13, 2018

Retired First Sergeant (Promotable) Edward Joseph Hedrick, 86, formerly of El Reno, Okla., passed away on January 13, 2018 at Harford Memorial Hospital in Harve de Grace, Md. Born in Geary, Okla. on November 18, 1931 to William Jefferson and Edna Mae (Hall) Hedrick, he was the eighth of 14 children. Raised during the The Great Depression and the 1930s Dust Bowl, Edward was only four when his...
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Jean Catherine Schaefer

June 24, 1922 - January 13, 2018

Jean Catherine Webber Schaefer, 95, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was the beloved wife of the late Lt. Col. Gerard G. Schaefer. Mrs. Schaefer was born June 24, 1922, in Brooklyn and raised in Queens Village, New York. She graduated from Hempstead High School on Long Island. She worked for W.R. Grace & Co. in New York City, during and after World War II...
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Ralph E. Beer

March 27, 1941 - January 12, 2018

Ralph E. Beer, 76, of King George, passed away Friday, January 12, at Mary Washington Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Linda M. Beer; brothers, Walter (Sue Ann) and Howard (Jeanetta) of King George, Virgil and Elbert (Betty) of Spotsylvania, Clive (Susan) of Tennessee; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog and companion, Buddy. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 18...
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Tammy Morris Creasey

August 16, 1966 - January 12, 2018

Tammy Morris Creasey passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2018, from complications of diabetes. She was 51. Born in Fredericksburg, Tammy was the youngest daughter of Howard "Mickey" and Fannie "Bill" Morris. She attended King George High School, and then for many years worked for several contractors supporting NSWC Dahlgren. She also worked at Mary Washington Hospital and several retail...
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Lee M. Poston

April 2, 1931 - January 11, 2018

Lee Montgomery Poston, 86, of King George, VA, died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at his home. He was born on April 2, 1931, in Marion, VA, to Lilburn and Helen Poston. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy N. Poston; two daughters, Terry Porter and Linda Campoli (John), both from Fredericksburg, VA; and a son, Michael Poston (Debra), from Clovis, NM. Lee served in the US Army from 1952...
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Deborah Beall

October 17, 1959 - January 10, 2018

Deborah Ann Beall, 58, of Alexandria, Virginia, formerly of Colonial Beach, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. Deborah is survived by her mother Carol Husband of Colonial Beach, her children, Troy Parlett (Amber) of Cheltenham, Maryland, Tara Wright (Josh), Tanya Negahnquet (Tommy), Michael Beall (Kimmy) all of Colonial Beach, and Lee Beall and Roger...
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Thomas Alonzo Haley

July 19, 1933 - January 9, 2018

Thomas Alonzo Haley, 84, of Bowling Green died Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary Scott Broaddus Haley; two children Mary Tod Haley Gray (Clarke Gray) and Thomas Scott Haley (Mary Lissenden Haley); three grandchildren, Thomas Clarke Gray (Rebecca), Mary Paige Haley and Andrew Scott Haley; two sisters, Judy Haley Neal and June Haley Aguirre. One of 11 children,...
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Patricia Joan True

October 9, 1938 - January 7, 2018

Patricia A. True, 79 of Ruther Glen, Virginia passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her home. Formerly of Washington DC, she had retired as a loan manager with Heartland Bank in Fredericksburg. She was the recent widow of James True. Survivors include her son, David E. Morton, daughter in law Keri Morton, of Clarksburg, Maryland; 6 Grandchildren, Amber, Jodi, David Jr. Kyle, Christopher and...
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John Thomas Stanley

January 17, 1930 - January 7, 2018

John T. Stanley, 87 of Partlow passed away Sunday January 7, 2018. Survivors include his children, Barry Stanley and Susan Satterwhite; siblings, Mason Stanley, Shirley Chenault, Frances McLaughlin, Betty White and Carol Stone; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 17th at 11:00AM in Waller's Baptist Church, Partlow. www...
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Cleveland G. "Rat" Beazley

May 5, 1934 - January 6, 2018

Cleveland G. "Rat" Beazley 83, of Bowling Green died Sat. Jan. 6, 2018 at his home. Born in Caroline, he was a devout Jehovah's Witness and had retired from Purvis Ford. Rat was an outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, gardening and being on his John Deere tractor doing yardwork. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 62 years, Barbara Taylor Beazley; a sister, Ruby Ann Rollins;...
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Patricia "Patsy" N Edwards

April 12, 1935 - January 6, 2018

Patricia Newton Edwards Patricia "Patsy" Newton Edwards of King George died January 6 in Vibra Hospital of Richmond. She was born in King George County on April 12, 1935, to Wallace and Dorothy Clift Newton and grew up in the Weedonville area. She was a 1953 graduate of King George High School. Patsy retired in 2016 after 46 years with the Department of Social Services in King George,...
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Nancy Jean Martin

March 2, 1940 - January 5, 2018

Nancy Jean Martin, 77, of Shumansville died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Born in Caroline, she is survived by two brothers, Teddy Bear Martin and Winkey (Mary Jane) Martin; two nephews, Bobby and Chris Martin and a great-nephew, Cole Martin. A funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green with Rev. Wes Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hermon...
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Ruby Beatrice Cornett

October 14, 1924 - January 3, 2018

Ruby Cornett, 93, of King George, passed away on January 3, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital. She is survived by 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She especially enjoyed moments with Jacob, Katie and Camden. A memorial service will be held at Potomac Baptist Church on January 13, 2018 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Potomac Baptist Church food...
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Evelyn L. Covington

January 2, 2018

Evelyn L. Covington, 81 of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was the widow of Willie Covington, Jr. Survivors include her children, Debra Brooks (Michael), Tina White and Irene Burruss; her sister, Margaret Chewning; her brothers, Ray Trigger and Terry Trigger; grandchildren, Michael Brooks II (Kellie), Cristina Young (Chad) and William White; great grandchildren, Hope...
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Ellen Marie Conde

September 27, 1950 - December 31, 2017

Ellen Marie Conde, 67, of Ruther Glen died suddenly Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at her home. Born in Scranton , Pa. She had retired as a kindergarten teacher from Westminister School in Annandale, VA. She is survived by her husband, Robert Conde; two daughters, Teresa Conde and Marilyn (Phil) Mereish; a granddaughter, Olivia Mereish; a brother, John (Susan) Manley, and brother-in-law, John (Patricia...
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Roy C Brickey

December 31, 2017

Roy C. Brickey, age 65 went to be with his Lord on December 31, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. He was a lifetime professional painter and his passion was fishing. Roy is survived by two sons, Tommy and Roy "Sparkie"; a brother, Richard of Bassett; sisters, Connie Kuykendal of Woodford and Carol Grimes of Bowling Green; three grandchildren, Destiney Harman, Mackenzie Smith and Brandon...
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Dorothy J Atkinson

September 21, 1937 - December 30, 2017

Dorothy J. Atkinson, 80, of Woodford died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at Vibra Hospital of Richmond. Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Merryman; her two sons, Donnie and Wade Atkinson all of Spotsylvania. A graveside service will be 11 AM Fri. Jan. 5, 2018 at Round Oak Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Storke Funeral Home, P. O. Box 920, Bowling Green, VA....
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Harold Jacob Smith

February 13, 1939 - December 29, 2017

Harold Jacob Smith, 78, from Jacksonville, FL, passed away on December 29, 2017, after a year long battle with cancer. Funeral services to be scheduled and will be held at the Old Post Chapel at Fort Myer, Virginia. Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery. Harold was born February 13, 1939, to James Harvey and Donnie Smith of Ellenboro, NC. Harold joined the army in 1958 at the...
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Agnes H Kolb

December 10, 1935 - December 27, 2017

Agnes H. Kolb, born Dec. 10, 1935 was welcomed by God and family on Dec. 27, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Agnes was born and raised in South Carolina and remained a southern Belle wherever she lived. She married Fred W. Kolb, Nov. 4, 1961 in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the two began their family and lived for many years. Agnes was a student of God and exhibited the teachings of her...
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Judith Ann Anderson

November 4, 1948 - December 27, 2017

Judith Ann Anderson, 69, of King George, passed away at Mary Washington Hospital December 27, 2017. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was the daughter of Joseph G. and Anna I. Bracone. She spent her career working in retail at Nichols, Roses and Ashby's in Fredericksburg and Food Lion in Dahlgren. She is predeceased by her parents and a brother, Joseph Bracone. She is survived by...
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Carrie Lynn Jenni

February 24, 1973 - December 25, 2017

Carrie Lynn Jenni, loving wife of Jakob and mother to children Oliver, Nicholas Benjamin and Emma Rose, is now in the warm embrace of our creator. Carrie leaves to mourn her loss many family members and friends, including her mother, Laurie Bradbury Talley (Roger); her father, Chris Wilson (Katey); her brothers, Justin and William; grandmother Barbara Wilson; her aunt, Kimberly Strunk; brothers...
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Mary R Tillman

August 9, 1946 - December 24, 2017

Mary R. Tillman, 71 known to many as "Memaw", of Bowling Green, passed away on Dec. 24, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. She is survived by her loving significant other, Ed Nelson; son and daughter; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She will surely be missed. At her request, her cremains will be scattered at a future date. Please check back at the end of April, 2018 at www...
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Walter Plesko, Jr.

June 7, 1952 - December 22, 2017

Walter Plesko Jr., 65 of Bowling Green passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. Born in Ohio, he retired after 22 years of service with the United States Marine Corps. He was a carpenter for many years and worked at Ft. A.P. Hill with the ATF. Walter was also a life member of the VFW. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Walker Plesko; seven children, Riyo Uhara, Natasha Thomas (Justin), Hayato...
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Virginia Pollard Bowie

December 19, 2017

Virginia Pollard Bowie, 88 of Oak Grove, Virginia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband; Eugene W. Bowie, Sr. Virginia had a long career working as a bookkeeper first at the Navy Shipyard in Washington DC, NSWC Dahlgren, 25 years at Ingleside Plantation Nursery, for her son, Larry in his business as well as...
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Myrtle Carneal Lichtenberger

November 18, 1926 - December 18, 2017

Myrtle Carneal Lichtenberger, 91, of Petersburg died Mon., Dec. 18, 2017. Born in Caroline County, she was the widow of Adolph John Lichtenberger. She is survived by her son, Karl (Pam) Lichtenberger; a granddaughter, Karlin Lichtenberger and a grandson, Bryan Lichtenberger. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Sat. Dec. 23, 2017 at Wright's Burying Ground. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
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Doris L Hart

July 1, 1928 - December 15, 2017

Doris L. Hart, 89, of Ruther Glen, died Friday, December 15, 2017 at Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde L. Hart, Jr. She is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Garwin Lee) Potter and Arlene (Ted) Pearson and ; six grandchildren, David (Donna) Edmonds, Crystal Edmonds, Christopher and Angela Potter, Trevor...
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Clyde Benjamin Carneal

July 24, 1926 - December 14, 2017

Our beloved Clyde Benjamin Carneal, 91, of Colonial Beach has gone home peacefully Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Norma Jean Carneal; his children, Bryant Carneal, Roger Chewning, Tammy Chewning, Debbie Starcher, Donna Hooker, Crystal Brinson, Ben Carneal and David Carneal; seven siblings, Eugene Carneal, Irene Swisher, Royland Carneal, Earline Perry, Berkley...
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Walter William DeShazo III

July 15, 1942 - December 13, 2017

Walter was born in Santa Barbara, CA on July 15, 1942 to Walter and Dorothy DeShazo. He attended New Mexico Military Institute for two years before entering the navy as a machinist's mate on nuclear submarines. On August 24, 1968, he married Carolyn, a nurse he met while stationed in Groton, CT. On July 14, 1970 and September 29, 1973 respectively, he welcomed his two children, who were the most...
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Kenneth Douglas Boggs

September 5, 1952 - December 11, 2017

Kenneth Douglas Boggs, 65 of Mechanicsville, formerly of King George, lost his earthly life December 11, 2017. Kenny was born Sept. 5, 1952 in Covington to Mary E. and Lee M. Boggs. Survivors include his wife, Kay Shaver Boggs; his son, Kyle, whom he loved very much; his beloved sister, Penny Staples of Fredericksburg; his beloved brother, Mike and wife Pam of Aylett; his "buds", Phillip and...
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Eleanor F. Covington

October 30, 1941 - December 10, 2017

Eleanor F. Covington, 76 of Woodford passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. She was the widow of Roger L. Covington and a member of Round Oak Baptist Church, where she was active in the Fidelity Sunday School class. She was a loving mother to four children, Ellen Gouldman (Dale), Sheldia Covington, Roger Covington and Jerry Covington (Tami). She is also survived by seven grandchildren, three...
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Roy Bucky Potts

December 4, 2017

Roy E. "Bucky" Potts III, 69, of Fairview Beach in King George County, Virginia, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at his home. Formerly of Berryville, he operated the Fairview Beach Yacht Club. Mr. Potts had been the proprietor of Battletown Services in Berryville. Prior to that, he had been sports editor and managing editor for the Winchester Star. For the past fifteen years right up until...
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Marrion Chester Smith

September 12, 1947 - December 2, 2017

Marrion Chester "Chet" Smith, 70, of Port Royal, died at his home on December 2, 2017. Born in Oklahoma, he is survived by three daughters, Belinda Moeck, Tina Thomas and Kimberly Smith; three sisters, Donna Funck, Connie Smith and Robin Stanton; two brothers, Jerry Smith and Donnie Smith and thirteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Smith and Bernice Sutton Waldron...
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Paul Helmick

January 30, 1952 - December 2, 2017

Paul David ("Dave" "Davey") Helmick, 65, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his residence in King George County. He was born Wednesday, January 30, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland to Bernadette and William Helmick and has resided in King George County, Virginia since 1980. He was the devoted and loving husband of Karlene Helmick and loving father to his sons, Jason M. Helmick and Jonathan M....
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Christopher Snyder

December 21, 1980 - December 1, 2017

Christopher Lee Snyder, 36, of Colonial Beach, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. He was born Sunday, December 21, 1980 in Alexandria, Virginia. Chris enjoyed BMX biking, the outdoors, music, spending time with his daughter, Parkour, writing poetry and drawing. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth L. Snyder and Linda T. Snyder, his daughter, Lily Marie Snyder, his brother, Kevin Joseph...
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Darlene Robin Graves

December 25, 1961 - December 1, 2017

Darlene Robin Graves, 55, of Spotsylvania died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at her home. Born in Pennsylvania, she is survived by her husband, George D. Graves, Jr.; three children, Sarah Burton, Samantha Graves and George D. Graves, III; and five grandchildren, C J Burton, Shawn Burton, Alexis Graves, J J Graves and Jazmyne Hetu. She was preceded in death by her best friend, Sandra Brown. "We will...
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Elizabeth Jean Rosie

May 15, 1974 - November 29, 2017

Elizabeth Jean Rosie, 43, of Ruther Glen died Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Gregory K. Rosie; a daughter, Meagan Camille Rosie; a son, Noah Gregory Rosie; her parents, Ronald and Louise Baker; a granddaughter, Arianna Rosie; grandmother, Edna Gerrish; two sisters, Jennifer Coburn and her husband, Greg and Bonnie Baker; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. ...
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Katherine Irma Wagner

November 14, 1958 - November 29, 2017

Katherine (Kathie) Wagner lost a hard fought battle with cancer Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She is survived by two brothers, Robert Wagner and Lester Wagner; two sisters, Rita Moog and Miriam Huntsburger and their spouses; and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held 11:00 AM Monday, December 4 at Duda Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21222. A graveside service...
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Dorothy Gatewood

June 11, 1923 - November 29, 2017

Dorothy E. Gatewood, 94 of Woodford passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital. Survivors include her daughters, Louise Carter (Gilbert); Sue Terry (Herbert) and Brenda Kile (Melvin); five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian and her sons, Melvin and Nathan. The family will...
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Truett B Shook

September 18, 1926 - November 28, 2017

Truett B. Shook, 91, passed away on November 28, 2017, the son of David and Cora Shook. He was an Army WWII veteran and retired from NSWC and the National Guard. He was an avid fisherman and waterman for more than 30 years. He loved hunting and NASCAR. He is predeceased by his parents, two brothers and five sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Jody Lloyd; brother, Colonel Shook;...
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Frank Delane Turner

March 13, 1937 - November 28, 2017

Frank Delane Turner, 80, of Turner Ranch in King George, Virginia, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Born March 13, 1937, in Burnsville, North Carolina, he was the son of the late James W. Turner and Elizabeth R. Jenkins. He is survived by his loving wife, Kimberley; three daughters – Theresa Dolata (Eric), Sharon Tomison (John), and Kathy Turner; one son,...
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Verna Mitchell Barlow

October 5, 1924 - November 24, 2017

Verna Mitchell Barlow, 93, of Ruther Glen, died at her home on November 24, 2017. Born in Caroline County, she was a member of Concord Baptist Church for over 70 years, where she served as VBS director, Sunday School teacher, clerk, choir member, and WMU president for 25 years. She was a woman of many talents, including oil painting, crafting, gardening, and sewing. She loved serving her Lord,...
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Agnes Selph Covington

October 11, 1922 - November 19, 2017

Agnes Selph Covington, 95, of Kidds Fork died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at her home. Born in Caroline she was a longtime member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church where she had served as Sunday school teacher, choir director, and President of WMU. She worked in the Postal Service for a total of 23 years and retired as Postmistress of the Milford Post Office. Agnes served as President and Vice-President...
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Charles Chuck Barnes

March 10, 1973 - November 18, 2017

Charles Everett "Chuck" Barnes, 44, of Montross, VA passed away November 18, 2017 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan and he loved fishing. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry W. Barnes, a daughter Taylor Paire and two brothers, Larry Wade Barnes and Jerry Lee Barnes. He is survived by his wife, Penny Barnes, his mother, Margaret Barnes, a...
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Russell Wanye Mendes

April 1, 1960 - November 17, 2017

Russell is Survived by his sisters Kathy, Pam, Robin, Paula and his Brother Brian. Russell is loved by his Fiancé Lesley Hurley, his best friends Dave & Leo and his many close friends here in Colonial Beach. Russell was a wild & free bird. He loved life to the fullest. He touched everybody's life whom he came in contact with. He so loved being on the water, it seemed he was Loved, Respected and...
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Timothy Wing

November 16, 2017

Timothy G. Wing, 68, of King George passed away on November 16, 2017. He was the son of Richard and Marguerite Wing. He retired as a chef with Amtrak after 16 years. In his better days, he lived for fishing and hunting. He is predeceased by his parents, brother, Brian, and son, Jonathan. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy, son, Brian, brothers, Mike, D.V.M. of Maine and Jimmy of...
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Herbert Leroy "Herbie" Vaillancourt

December 5, 1959 - November 15, 2017

Herbert L. Vaillancourt (Herbie), a local celebrity of Caroline County, VA, 57 years young, was born on Saturday December 5, 1959, went to be with his Lord & Savior in the early morning hours of November 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip R. Vaillancourt; mother, Naomi R. Vaillancourt (Strayer) & brother Phillip Vaillancourt. He is survived by his daughter, Amber...
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Kenneth John Chandler

January 10, 1956 - November 14, 2017

Kenneth J. Chandler, 61 of Ruther Glen passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital. Survivors include his sons, David Chandler (Susan) and Kyle Chandler; his parents, John and Delores Chandler; his sisters, Karen Rees (Shawn) and Susan Poirier (Jay); his brother, Tommy Chandler (Joyce); three grandchildren, Abigail, Lauren and Samantha Chandler and numerous...
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Joel Clinton Bowen

December 19, 1937 - November 12, 2017

Joel Clinton Bowen, 79, of Ruther Glen, Virginia died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Cardinal Village. Born in Porterdale, Georgia, he was retired from the U. S. Army and was the widower of Rebecca Womack Bowen and was preceded in death by his daughter, Joanne Bowen McClain. Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Heidenescher and her husband, Jack; three grandchildren, Chad Cooke, Jamie Cooke and...
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Randall Scott Johnson

April 19, 1971 - November 9, 2017

Randall S. "Randy" Johnson, 46 of King George passed away unexpectedly Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Born in Louisiana, he was a trim carpenter by trade and was working for Better Display Cases in Stafford. He is survived by his parents, Homer "Butch" and Jillaine "Jill" Johnson; his sister, Michelle Bullock (Tyson); his children, Heather Johnson, Kelsie Barnes, Winter...
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James Carlton Hudson

September 19, 1928 - November 7, 2017

James Carlton Hudson, 89, of Colonial Beach, passed away November 7, 2017. He was born September 19, 1928 to the late Charlie Carlton Hudson and Pearl Clift Hudson. He served his country in the United States Army National Guard during the Korean Conflict, was a founding member of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, a member of Colonial Beach Fire Department and Colonial Beach Baptist Church. Mr....
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Earl Duke Wilkins

February 18, 1926 - November 4, 2017

Earl W. "Duke" Wilkins, son of the deceased Elsie Fenwick and Earl B. Wilkins passed from this world on Saturday November 5th after an extremely productive 92 years. Duke was born on February 18, 1926 at Maple Grove, VA as the middle of 5 brothers along with 2 younger sisters. Kenneth Wilkins and Althea (Charlie) Henson are the only remaining siblings. His early years were spent on the farm he...
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Betty Y. Yee

January 2, 1932 - November 4, 2017

Betty Y. Yee, 85, of King George County Virginia passed away on November 4, 2017. Betty was a wonderful wife and mother. She did an excellent job raising two boys, both college graduates, who are outstanding citizens in the community. She followed the old world values in raising the two boys, and when interacting with others. Betty is survived by her husband Henry Yee, sons Michael S. Yee...
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Virginia Parisek Davidson

June 24, 1935 - November 2, 2017

Virginia Parisek Davidson, 82, of Ashland, died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at her home. Born in New Jersey, she had retired as a cashier from Safeway and in recent years was known to many of the children as "Grandma" at Gandy Elementary School. She was a member of Winns Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Stanley F. Davidson; four daughters, Joanne Maul, Patsy Eckert, Lori Allen ...
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Frederick William Carl, Jr.

November 22, 1934 - October 28, 2017

Fred W. Carl, Jr., 82 of Rappahannock Academy passed away Friday, October 28, 2017 at his home. Born in San Diego, he served his country in the United States Navy Reserve and in the United States Army. Fred was athletic and an avid sports fan. He was a man of many talents and trades and had great wisdom that he passed on to all who spent time with him. Survivors include his children, Halvor...
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Robert Lee Britt

March 28, 1933 - October 27, 2017

Robert Lee Britt, 84 of King George died peacefully on his farm, Friday, October 27, 2017. Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years, Constance Britt; his sons, William (Nancy), Christopher (Linda) and Charles (Christie); his beloved grandchildren, Kevin, Erin, Ashley, Matthew and Johnathan. The family will receive friends at Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel 11089 James Madison...
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Walter Philip Warner

February 21, 1930 - October 26, 2017

Walter Philip Warner, 87, of Colonial Beach passed peacefully away on October 26, 2017, with his children by his side. Walt was employed by the Naval base in Dahlgren from 1954 through 1985, where he was one of the nation's first computer scientists, a pioneer in the computer field. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, and a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50...
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Mary Elizabeth Benton

August 18, 1943 - October 25, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Benton, 74, of Colonial Beach, VA passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at her home. She was born Wednesday, August 18, 1943 in Brandywine, MD to the late Joseph F. Stone and Cleo Elizabeth Kendrick Stone. Mary is survived by her husband Eugene Robert Benton, daughter, Ann Cleo Rogers (Everett Roy Rogers, Jr.), son, David William Pope (Pauline Pope), brothers, Leon F. Stone ...
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Anne Britton Ammerman

December 17, 1938 - October 25, 2017

Anne Elizabeth Britton Ammerman, 78, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, formerly of King George County died suddenly, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at her home at Chancellor's Village. She was born December 17, 1938 in Fayetteville, NC, but grew up in Dunn, NC. She was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Thornton Britton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Jay Ammerman. She...
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William H. "Bill" Crawford

February 6, 1941 - October 24, 2017

CRAWFORD, William H. "Bill" Sr., 76, of St. Stephens Church, passed away unexpectedly October 24, 2017, while vacationing in the Bahamas. Survivors include his wife, Jacquelin S. Crawford; his children, Billy Crawford (Julie), Debbie Clark (Woodrow) and Trish Chenault (David); his brothers, Earl and Jimmy Crawford; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November...
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Sharon Sanders Migliorini

March 26, 1952 - October 22, 2017

Sharon Lynn Migliorini, 65, of Woodford passed away, Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital after a long and hard fought illness. Born in Texas, she worked with her husband in the family plumbing business. Sharon is survived by her husband of 32 years, John Migliorini; her children, Michelle Aycock (James) and Ryan Migliorini (Crystal); her brothers, Jerry B. Sanders, Jr. and...
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Ernest Emery Dumond

June 8, 1937 - October 22, 2017

Ernest Emery Dumond, 80, of Bowling Green died Sunday, October 22, 2017. Born in Massachusetts, he was a manufacturing sales representative in the glass industry and a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation. Survivors include his wife, Annette M. Dumond; four children, Renee Harlow (Dan), David Dumond (Connie), E. J. Dumond (Candace) and Phillip Dumond (Rebecca); a sister, Janice Ryan; nine...
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Cynthia Cabaniss

September 19, 1935 - October 22, 2017

Cynthia Ann Cabaniss, 82, of King George County, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. She was born Thursday, September 19, 1935 in Washington, DC to the late Edgar Allen Smith and Florence Wagner Smith. Cynthia retired in 1973 as an administrative assistant for the National Lutheran Council to raise her children. She was a member of Peace Lutheran...
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Stephen Wyatt Cannady

October 21, 2017

Stephen Wyatt Cannady went to be with the Lord on October 21, 2017. Parents, Stephen Joel and Helen Keller Cannady preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife, Kimette Gleason Canady; daughter Katie Crump (James, Sr.); grandchildren, James Crump Jr. and Kaitlyn Crump; numerous relatives and friends. Steve was a Navy Veteran for 20 years and employed by Colonial Beach Public Works...
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Mark Earl Ganrude

July 8, 1960 - October 17, 2017

Mark Ganrude, 57, of Ruther Glen died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home. Mark was born on July 8, 1960 in Illinois to Verdayne and Ruth (Krueger) Ganrude. Mark graduated from LaCrescent High School in 1978. He served his country in the Army with the 82nd Airbourne Division Fort Bragg, NC. Mark earned his BA from Strayer University in electrical engineering. He later earned an MBA from...
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Douglas Raymond Javins

December 7, 1946 - October 15, 2017

Douglas R. Javins, 70 of Beaverdam passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. Born in Charlottesville, he had retired with over 30 years of service with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. Douglas was happiest when he was riding in his 1970 Chevy pickup truck. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; two sons, Douglas Clay Javins (Kathryn) and Robbie Blanton (Mellisa); his four grandchildren, Eleanor...
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Shirley Dillon Carneal

March 5, 1936 - October 14, 2017

Shirley Dillon Carneal, 81, of Spotsylvania died Sat. Oct. 14, 2017 at Carriage Hill Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard Carneal; daughter, Karen Sue Carneal; a grandson, Scott Carneal and all of her 13 siblings. She was a waitress in the Fredericksburg area for many years. Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Doggett, Shana Wood and Toni Phelix; two sons, Bernard...
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Emily Barlow Chilton

December 10, 1927 - October 14, 2017

Emily Barlow Chilton, 89 of Bowling Green passed away, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. Born in Caroline County, she was an active member of Bowling Green Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. For many years, Emily volunteered her time and cooking talents with the Bowling Green Fire Auxiliary and later with the Ladysmith Rescue Squad Auxiliary. She was the...
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James Mooney, Jr.

August 22, 1944 - October 13, 2017

James Mooney Jr., 73 of Woodford passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. Survivors include his sons, Jimbo Mooney (Mary) and Eugene Mooney (Fran); four grandchildren, Jordan, Becky, Megan and Madison Mooney and Allen Payne and three great grandchildren, Emily, Paige and Willie Payne. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty and his son, Donny. A graveside service will be held Thursday,...
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James Arthur Carr

July 19, 1927 - October 9, 2017

James Arthur Carr, 90, of Port Royal, Virginia, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he attended Campbell College before joining William Liddell & Co., the family Irish Linen Manufacturing business. He became the General Manager of the New York City office. In 1963 he moved his family to Sarasota,...
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Lawrence Edward Cannon

December 19, 1943 - October 8, 2017

Lawrence E. Cannon, 73 of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his home. Born in Caroline County, he began his career in the newspaper industry working for Senator Paul Manns at the Caroline Progress and also worked for Mr. Manns in his funeral home. He retired from the Free Lance Star after 35 years of service. In his younger years, he was also an active member of the Bowling...
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Clayton Wayne Beazley

January 3, 1932 - October 8, 2017

Clayton Wayne Beazley, 85, of Sparta left this earth on Sunday, October 8, 2017 after a long battle of three years with a Glioblastoma brain tumor. Wayne was born, lived and died in the ancestral home of his great-great grandfather. He was a farmer all of his life, an avid quail hunter and loved to fish. Wayne was a long time member and Deacon of Salem Baptist Church and served on many...
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Wallace Leland "Chuck" Tingler

April 5, 1935 - October 7, 2017

Wallace Leland "Chuck" Tingler, 82, peacefully departed this life on October 7, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A public visitation and reception will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, October 10th at Storke Funeral Home, 111 South Main Street, Bowling Green, Va. The family will have a private viewing and service from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Chuck was...
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Timothy Warren Alvarez

November 9, 1957 - October 5, 2017

Timothy Warren Alvarez, 59 of Ruther Glen, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 in St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond. Born in Utah, he was a kind, selfless and giving man who was so proud of his family. He knew no stranger. In a world where we obsess over earthly possessions, our father put his stock in relationships with his family and friends. We, as his most prized possessions rest easy knowing...
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Melody Sue Shelton

February 23, 1978 - September 29, 2017

Melody Sue Shelton, 39, of Spotsylvania, died Friday, September 29, 2017. She is survived by her children, Tyler Wayne Shelton and Destiny Lynn Shelton; her father, Melvin R. Shelton; her mother, Kathryn Griffith; and a sister, Dorothy Lynn Martin. A visitation will be held 2-4 PM Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green.
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Betty Jean Goad

June 10, 1947 - September 27, 2017

Betty Jean Able Goad, 70, of Bowling Green, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Survivors include four children, Joseph English, Robin Jones, Robert English and James Goad, Jr.; two sisters, Nancy Harley and Bonnie Able; two brothers, Dennis and Robert Able; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Goad and a granddaughter, Chrystal...
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Heather Nicole Carter Loving

May 1, 1983 - September 24, 2017

Heather Nicole Carter Loving, 34, of Milford died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Tracy Loving and their children, Bryson, Mazzy and Tristan Loving, mother, Annette Carter; father, Merlin Carter; sister, Christine Pastro half-sisters, Amy and Maria Carter and two nieces, Arianna Pastro and Liliana Dar and two nephews, Xavier and Arthur Pastro. A memorial service...
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Harry Hicks

August 26, 1960 - September 22, 2017

Harry Lewis Hicks, 57, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. He was born in Alexandria, VA Friday, August 26, 1960 to the late Edna "Jackie" Hicks and Charles "Buddy" Hicks. Harry was a member of the American Legion Post 148 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 4315 both in Colonial Beach. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Marie...
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Nancy L Allen

November 17, 1937 - September 21, 2017

Nancy L. Allen, 79 of King George formerly of Fairfax, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital. She had retired after a career with Fairfax County government and was formerly a member of Fairfax Methodist Church. Nancy was an avid bowler, loved to paint, write poetry and play Pitch and Poker. She had a generous heart and always wanted to help others. Survivors...
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