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Our Obituaries

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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Barbara O'Brien Henson

April 18, 1942 - October 20, 2017

Barbara A. Henson, 75, of Colonial Beach died Friday, October 20, 2017 at her home. Survivors include her three children, Rodney Henson, Deborah Shine and Timothy Henson; five grandchildren, Shannon Lannoye, Jason Shine, Christine Shine, Tiffany Harprin, and Hayley Jan and seven great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 1 pm Friday, October 27 at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee...
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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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John Clinton Daly

March 15, 1947 - September 19, 2017

John Clinton Daly age 70, born in Washington, D.C., died in his home in Colonial Beach on September 19, 2017. He is survived by his 5 children, Michelle M. Daly of Sperryville, VA, John C. Daly of Sterling Va, Michael Daly of Roanoke Va, Andrea Daly of Burke, Va and Jennifer Daly of Tampa, FL, 14 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren and one great grandchild as well as 4 siblings, Maureen Winans,...
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Ronald G. Hopkins

June 1, 1961 - September 19, 2017

On September 19, 2017, our beloved Ronald G. Hopkins, 56, of Colonial Beach, Virginia was called home. Ronnie was born to Jane and Gordon Hopkins June 1, 1961 at Mary Washington Hospital. Mr. Hopkins was a proud Postal Carrier for the United States Postal Service and brought smiles to everyone on his route for 25 years. He is preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Anthony Hopkins. He...
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Benjamin Franklin Manuel, Jr.

January 20, 1934 - September 18, 2017

Benjamin Franklin Manuel Jr, 83, of Colonial Beach passed away September 18, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was born January 20, 1934 in Washington D.C. Mr. Manuel of Ebb Tide Beach, Colonial Beach requested no funeral service.
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Janet Gouldman Robertson

November 8, 1947 - September 18, 2017

Janet Gouldman Robertson, 69, of Fredericksburg, passed away Monday September 18, 2017. Janet is survived by her two brothers Jerry Gouldman and his wife Dana and Jack Gouldman. She is also survived by her companion Blane Piper. Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin "Hawk" Gouldman and Doris K. Gouldman, her husband Luke Robertson, her son Jason Robertson and siblings Robert...
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William "Bill" Henderson

September 17, 2017

William "Bill" Louis Henderson, 89, of Owens, VA, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Mary Washington Hospital. A Virginia Department of Transportation employee for 41 years, Bill retired in 1991 after serving as the Weigh Party Chief at the Dahlgren Scales. An avid gardener, he also enjoyed carpentry, sports, card games, and old-time country music. He is survived by his wife of 60...
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John James Carter

March 15, 1938 - September 17, 2017

John James Carter, 79 of Ruther Glen passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Born in Caroline County, he was a Deacon and active member of County Line Baptist Church. He worked for over 20 years at the Greyhound/Trailways Bus Station in Fredericksburg and then retired from General Crushed Stone. James "lived" his Christianity by always trying to help and...
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Burley James Cropper

May 14, 1940 - September 16, 2017

Burley J. Cropper, 77 of Milford in Caroline County passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Cardinal Village in Fredericksburg. Born in King George, he had retired as Captain with the Caroline County Sheriff's Office after 31 years of service. Burley served in the Virginia Army National Guard, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Kilwinning-Crosse Masonic Lodge #2-237 AF&AM. He...
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Frederick Eugene Ives, Jr.

March 15, 1954 - September 15, 2017

Frederick Eugene Ives, Jr., 63, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away at his home on September 15, 2017. He is predeceased by his father, Frederick Ives, Sr., and his step-father, Joseph Davis. He is survived by his mother, Constance Davis, four children, Regina Cole (Will), Matthew Ives, Andrea Ives, and Michelle Mortillaro (Louis); Elena Ives, mother of Matthew, Andrea and Michelle,...
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Lina Robinson Keyser

August 31, 1930 - September 13, 2017

Lina Robinson Keyser, 87 of Ladysmith died Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Born in Bath County, she had retired as a civil service from Fort A.P. Hill. Lina was a longtime and active member at County Line Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir, a member of the Joy Club, was an excellent cook. She is survived by her two daughters, Wilma Smith (Sam) and...
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Kenneth Creed Edgell

July 27, 1947 - September 11, 2017

Kenneth Edgell, age 70, left this life on September 11, 2017 as a result of a three-year battle with appendiceal cancer. Within moments, Kenny's sole and spirit were in the presence of his precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ – "Today you will be with me in Paradise." Kenny was born on July 27, 1947, in English, WV, to June and Harry Edgell. He graduated from King George High School and...
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Helen Busic Lehr

February 19, 1932 - September 10, 2017

Helen Marie Busic Lehr, 85, of King George County, left this earth to enter into the realm of Glory on Sunday, September 10, 2017. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, but most importantly was a faithful and obedient servant of her Lord and Savior. She was an anointed minister ordained by IAOGI and the Pastor of Descending Dove Christian Center in...
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Thomas Frank Swoap, Sr.

June 29, 1922 - September 10, 2017

Thomas F. Swoap, Sr. 95 of Bowling Green passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Emily H. Swoap; his two sons, Thomas F. Swoap, Jr. and his wife, Becky and Henry C. Swoap and his wife Valerie; his sister, Harriet Whikey; his six grandchildren, Victoria Soyars (Alan), Jason Swoap (Lindsay), Lindsey Layne (Jonathan), Joseph Swoap, James...
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Frank Hayes Christopher, Jr.

January 21, 1940 - September 8, 2017

Frank Hayes Christopher, Jr., 77, of Colonial Beach, VA, passed away on September 8, 2017 in his home. Frank was born in Philadelphia, PA to Frank Hayes Christopher, Sr. and Ethel Mae Christopher. "Frankie" is survived by his loving wife of twenty-five years, Diane McDermott Christopher, his son Frank Hayes Christopher, III, his daughter Carrie Anne Christopher Ibara, (As well as Antonio),...
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Glade Bishop

September 2, 2017

Glade M. Bishop (LTC US Army Retired) "Joe", age 74, died Saturday September 2nd 2017 at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, CO. Joe Bishop is survived by four children: Garrett Bishop, Meredith Bishop Adams, Brian Bishop and David Bishop. Joe has 8 grandchildren: Grant Bishop, Bryce Bishop, Lila Bishop, Isaac Bishop, Tristyn Adams, Andrew Bishop, Eliza Bishop and Clara Bishop. He also...
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Raymond Soria

September 15, 1964 - September 1, 2017

Raymond Soria, 52, of King George County, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was born September 15, 1964 in New Jersey to the late Ralph Soria and Edith Vargas Soria. Raymond enjoyed spending time with his family and made sure they all respected and loved each other. He was very sociable, loved a good time and loved to dance. Most of...
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Jimmie Darrell Smithson, Jr.

December 26, 1979 - August 31, 2017

Jimmie Darrell Smithson, Jr., 37, of Colonial Beach passed away on August 31, 2017. He is survived by his mother and stepfather Renetta (Davis) and Philip Zanco of Lothian MD, father, Jimmie Smithson, Sr. of Lavaca, AR, wife, Dionne Cole of Colonial Beach, VA, sister and brother-in-law Robin (Wilson) and Juann Montez of Lusby, MD, step-sister Shannon Zanco of Upper Marlboro, MD, and nephew Miguel...
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Jean Elsie Romanek

April 26, 1932 - August 26, 2017

Jean Elsie Romanek, 85 of Fredericksburg, Virginia passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital shortly after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. She was born in East Ham, London, England and moved to the US in 1960. She became a US citizen in 2008. Survivors include her husband, Glenn Romanek; three children, Kimberly Lewis, Sean Alan and Neal Romanek (Janet Walker); her...
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Helen Elizabeth "Betty" Davide

September 22, 1931 - August 24, 2017

Helen Elizabeth "Betty" Davide, 85, of Colonial Beach passed away at her home on August 24, 2017. She is the widow of Michael Davide and predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Christine McDonald. She is survived by her son, Mike, daughter-in-law, Vicki, brother, Donald McDonald, two grandchildren, Michael and Maria, longtime companion, Richard Anderson, several nieces and nephews. Funeral...
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Brayden Chance Brown

July 6, 2015 - August 23, 2017

Brayden Chance Brown, two years old of Colonial Beach, Virginia, beloved son of Karley Elizabeth Inscoe and De'Shon Tyric Brown (Deceased 8-25-2017) earned his angel wings on 8-23-2017. He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Tina Inscoe and Kenny Inscoe; paternal grandparents, Christy Brown (Ray) and Craig Sheperd (Denise); great-grandparents, Roy and Ruth Trivett, James Brown and...
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Gabriel Valdivia Perez

August 16, 1998 - August 22, 2017

Gabriel Valdivia Perez, 19, of Ladysmith passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. He was born in San Diego and lived a military lifestyle in different worldwide locations while moving around as a Navy-brat. He is a 2016 graduate of Caroline High School and a proud 4-year JROTC cadet. Gabriel attended Germanna Community College in pursuit of a hopeful career in biomedical engineering. He also...
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Charles Mallory Payne

May 10, 1931 - August 21, 2017

Charles Mallory Payne, 86, of Richmond died Monday, August 21, 2017. Born in Spotsylvania, he was the son of the late Thomas Young Payne, SR and Eva Mallory Payne. He was a U. S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War; a member of the Teamsters Union for over 30 years and a member of the Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge #4 AF&AM for approximately 60 years. He loved dancing and spending time...
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Margaret Katherine Beazley

October 30, 1929 - August 17, 2017

Margaret K. Beazley, 87, of Milford died Thursday, August 17, 2017. Born in Caroline, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Alfred Beazley; five children, Lilly Wade (Pete), Brenda Sanford (Paul), Stephen Beazley (Nancy), Dorothy Adcock (Bernard) and Tammy Gouldman; nine grandchildren, Brandy, Ashley, Jaime, Jessica, Caroline, Joshua, Mariah, Caleb,...
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Kathryn Susie Acors

April 4, 1964 - August 13, 2017

Kathryn C. "Susie" Acors, 53 of Ruther Glen went to meet God Sunday, August 13, 2017, after battling cancer for five years. Susie is survived by her husband, Alfred Acors; her son, Michael Lee Finney; her step children, Nicholas Acors and Crystal Acors; her mother, Violet Edmonds; her sisters, Mary Lee Williams and Betty Butler; her brothers, Wallace "Mutt", Charles and Thomas Allen; four...
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Carl F. Durfee, Jr.

August 14, 1961 - August 12, 2017

Carl F. Durfee Jr., of King George County, quietly passed away at home, with his wife, his mother and his son by his side, on 12 August, 2017 after a brave battle with a long-term illness. Through all of it, he believed God had a plan, and he is now at peace with his Holy Father. Mr. Durfee is survived by his wife of 15 years, Audrey Durfee; his son, Jeffrey Durfee; his daughter, Kimberly...
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Donald Carr Howell II

January 17, 1988 - August 10, 2017

Donald Carr Howell, II of King George sprinted off the field to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born January 17, 1988. He was a 2006 graduate of King George High School and an outstanding baseball player for the Foxes where his teammates called him "DUCK" and "Don Don." He was named Male Athlete of the Year in 2006, as well as being voted the recipient of The Courage...
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Katherine Mitchell Garrett

June 20, 1927 - August 9, 2017

Katherine M. Garrett, 90 years old from Fredericksburg passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the home of her son, Nelson and his wife, Donna Street by her side. Katherine is preceded in death by her husband, William David Garrett. She is survived by her sons, Nelson and his wife, Donna R. Street of Fredericksburg and Lloyd Street; six grandchildren, Amy Street Selby,...
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Shirley Temple Wilkins Baldwin

August 30, 1936 - August 7, 2017

Shirley Temple Wilkins Baldwin, 80, passed away on August 7, 2017, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was born, raised and resided at Troy Farm in Leedstown. She was employed with the Tri County Council in Maryland and retired as an executive secretary from American Federation of Teachers and Nurses Union (AFT). She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, active member of the water...
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Patricia Ann Holmes

April 21, 1943 - August 6, 2017

Patricia Ann Holmes, 74, of Bowling Green died unexpectedly Sunday, August 6, 2017. Born in Richmond, she was a member of Salem Baptist Church and had been a very special caregiver to several people. Survivors include two sons, Michael Broaddus and Leo Joseph Mitchell; two sisters, Jackie Dean and Delores Clarke Norby; four granddaughters, Jessica, Mary Grace, Danielle Hope and Emilee...
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Viola J. Epperson

February 19, 1940 - August 6, 2017

Viola J. Epperson,77 of King George County, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 06, 2017, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in King George. Mrs. Epperson was a homemaker and babysitter. Raising her own children, as well as contributing to the raising of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the children of others for many years. She was also a member of Montague Baptist...
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William Ernest Stephen " Stevie" Wilkerson

April 28, 1930 - August 4, 2017

William Ernest Stephen "Stevie" Wilkerson, 87, of Colonial Beach, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Westmoreland Rehab and Healthcare Center in Colonial Beach. He was born April 28, 1930 in Colonial Beach to the late William Ernest Stephen Wilkerson, Sr. and Marion Wilkerson. He served his country in the United States Army and then worked at Wilkerson's Restaurant in Colonial Beach. ...
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Kathaleen J. Tillapaugh

June 9, 1937 - August 3, 2017

Kathaleen J. Tillapaugh, 80 of Ruther Glen VA, formerly of Delhi NY passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Tillapaugh; her daughter, Beth Dickson (Scott); her son, Charles Tillapaugh (Amy); five grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Jones and Dawn Spencer and one brother Charles McDonald. She was preceded in death by five siblings, Phyllis, Shirley, Sharley,...
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Linda Sue Phillips

June 16, 1949 - August 2, 2017

Linda S. Phillips, 68, of Colonial Beach, VA, passed away on August 2, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born June 16, 1949 in Washington D.C. She graduated from Lenape high school in New Jersey. On August 17, 1966 she married her husband of 51 years, Foster "Butch" Phillips. She was a bank teller for many years. Recently, Linda was a caregiver for the elderly. Linda was kind and caring,...
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Frances Susanne "Susie" Hass

May 14, 1966 - July 29, 2017

Frances Susanne Hass, 51, died at her home in Wilmington, NC on Sat. July 29, 2017. Born in Loudoun County, VA Susie had worked for Ayrshire Farm in Loudoun for 15 years. For the past 3 years, she was an office manager for a family business of ours that required a lot of travel. While on the road, she provided a lot of home base support, which she enjoyed a lot. She was preceded in death by her...
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Fern Elizabeth Lefurjah

March 3, 1954 - July 26, 2017

Fern Elizabeth Williams Lefurjah left the arms of her beloved husband for the arms of her beloved Savior on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Fern was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on March 3, 1954. She is survived by her husband and soulmate, George Lefurjah; stepson, Justin Lefurjah; sister, Faith (Greg) Shortal; chosen daughters, Toy (Dara) Suon and Katy (Daniel) Weaver; nieces, nephews; and...
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Bruce Falwell Verne

July 28, 1954 - July 26, 2017

Bruce F. Verne, 62, of Woodford died Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Born in Richmond, he was the son of Lucille and Don Verne. He was very active at St. George's Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg and he loved playing and teaching classical piano. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby. Survivors include a sister, Donna "Dinky" Raynes (Mike); two brothers, Mike Verne (Elaine) and Johnny...
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Randall Lowndes Bryson

April 9, 1932 - July 26, 2017

Randall Lowndes Bryson, of Woodford passed away on July 26th, 2017 at Greenfield Senior Living Community of Spotsylvania Virginia. Born April 9, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Clarke Dulany Lowndes Carey of Ocean City Maryland., and W. Bladen Lowndes, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Clarke Dulany Lowndes...
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William Mercer Hockaday

December 27, 1929 - July 26, 2017

William M. "Willie" Hockaday, 87 of Bowling Green passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Born in Spotsylvania, he had a long career with FMC Plant in Fredericksburg, until it closed, and then Keller Industries in Milford. After retiring, he was a parts deliveryman for the NAPA store in Bowling Green. He loved to fish and was an avid NASCAR fan. He is...
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George Ellis Rick, Jr.

September 27, 1943 - July 25, 2017

George Ellis Rick Jr., age 73, passed away on July 25, 2017. George is survived by his sister, Emily Rick Parry and his seven children and spouses; David and Linda Rick, Lisa and Baris Sarsilmaz, Kathryn Rick, Bryan Binney, Amy Rick Kennedy, Charlie and Amy Kennedy, Wayland and Carie Meyers, and Christine Bechtel. He is also survived by his eleven grandchildren, Hunter Rick, Brock and Liam...
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William Robert Lewko

February 20, 1974 - July 22, 2017

William Robert Lewko, 43, passed away on July 22, 2017. He is survived by his father, William R. Lewko of Montross, Virginia. Services will be private. Condolences may be left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com
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Josephine Catherine Borst

June 29, 1930 - July 22, 2017

Josephine Catherine Borst (Biscardi), 87, of King George, Virginia, passed away peacefully with her children by her side at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, on July 22, 2017. She was born June 29, 1930, in Queens, New York. She is preceded in death by her parents, Aniello and Lucy Biscardi; husband, Robert L. Borst. She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Philip) Salone, Murrells Inlet, South...
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Richard Byrd Beasley

September 13, 1930 - July 21, 2017

Richard B. Beasley, 86 of Richmond, formerly of Partlow, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Eulia M. Beasley; his daughter, Sandra Ripley (Douglas); a sister, Betty; his grandson, Richard Ripley; three great-grandchildren, and he was "Pops" to many other people. The family will receive friends at Wallers Baptist Church, Tuesday, July 25, from 6-8 PM. The funeral...
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Richard Gilmer Marshall

February 19, 1942 - July 20, 2017

Richard G. Marshall, 75 of King George passed away Thursday, July 20. 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Maryland, he had retired as a carpenter with G.P. Homes. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Priscilla Marshall; his three daughters, Joy (Byron); Denise (David-deceased) and Michelle (Larry); his six brothers, Robert, George, Jimmy, Jerry, Danny and Leslie; his grandchildren,...
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Johnny Ray Flippo

November 23, 1963 - July 19, 2017

Johnny Ray Flippo, 53, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. Johnny is survived by two daughters, Amanda Goodeill and Brittany Flippo; his mother, Diane Widdick; his companion, Kay Pitts; a sister, Tina Widdick; a granddaughter, Haley Flippo; Auntie Cheryl Welch and Uncle Jamie. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Flippo. A funeral service will be...
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James Howard Scott

June 12, 1947 - July 18, 2017

James H. Scott, 70, of Ruther Glen died at his home Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Born in Baltimore, MD he had retired as a heavy equipment operator for Operation Engineers Local 37. He loved antiques and motorcycles. He was a loving husband to his wife, Rose A. Scott; and loving father to his three daughters, Sarah Ann Scott (Josh Ross), Mary Ellen Scott (Austin Northern) and Jamie Lynn Scott; a...
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Marty Allen Sexton

April 15, 1964 - July 15, 2017

Marty Allen Sexton, 53, of Bowling Green died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at his home. Born in Glasgow, Kentucky, he had worked as auto parts manager for Bowling Green NAPA for 17 years. Marty loved spending time with his family and friends, enjoyed music and target shooting. He is survived by his wife, Kim Sexton; his mother, Juanita Sexton of Kentucky; his two sons, Allen Sexton and Travis Sexton ...
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Danny Robert Galloway

June 12, 1959 - July 13, 2017

Danny Robert Galloway, 58, died suddenly on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his home in Colonial Beach. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carol (Pullin) Galloway; his son, Nathan Galloway; his daughter, Danielle Galloway; and a countless amount of other family and friends. Born and raised in Wise County, Virginia, the son of Melvin and Thelma Galloway, Danny was brought up in a loving...
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Barbara Blake "BB" Burckell

April 23, 1932 - July 12, 2017

Barbara Blake Burckell, 85, of Durham, North Carolina, died peacefully on Wednesday July 12, 2017. BB as she was known to her friends and family was born in Richmond, Virginia, and was the widow of Thomas J. Burckell. Survivors include a daughter, Maureen B. Schell of Durham, North Carolina, with whom she made her home for the last ten years; a son Thomas B. Burckell and his wife, Janet F....
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Myrtle S Samuels

September 15, 1930 - July 11, 2017

Myrtle Samuels, age 86, of Port Royal, Virginia died Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She passed peacefully at home with her daughters, Patricia Edwards and Andrea Pogue, at her side. Throughout her life, Myrtle was a quiet and gentle soul. As matriarch of the Samuels/Edwards clan, she fostered a reverent love of God, a sense of pride in oneself and one's ancestry, a prioritized belief in and service...
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Joan House Gray

November 6, 1932 - July 8, 2017

Joan H. Gray, 84, of Charlotte Hall MD, formerly of King George passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was the widow of Alton M Gray Sr. and was a member of Montague Baptist Church. She loved music, her family and her friends and served as the church pianist for over 50 years. Survivors include her 7 children; Alton M. Gray Jr (Lois) of Oak Grove, Carolyn Crawford of Port Royal, Jacqueline...
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Elizabeth Durrett Beasley

April 25, 1925 - July 8, 2017

Elizabeth Durrett Beasley, 92, of Partlow went to be with her Lord and Savior to walk the streets of gold on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Born and raised in Partlow, she was a lifelong member of Wallers Baptist Church. She was the devoted wife of the late James Dempsey Beasley. She is survived by her four children, Charlene Eubank (Bill), of Vera Beach, FL, Carlton Beasley (Sharon), Carolyn...
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