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Carl C Shiflett, Jr

October 2, 1938 - November 27, 2018

Carl C. Shiflett, Jr., 80 of Woodford, died Tue., Nov. 27, 2018 at his home. Born in Louisa, he was a mechanic. Survivors include his two sons, Vincent Shiflett and Calvin Ruley; a sister, Janice Hosey; five grandchildren, Crystal Ruley, Samantha Ruley, Vicki Ruley, Alanna Shiflett, and Darren Shiflett; five great-grandchildren; Camren Ruley, Carleigh Ruley-Lopez, Adrian Hernandez, Aniyah Ruley...
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Glenn King Morgan

October 8, 1938 - November 15, 2018

Glenn Morgan, 80, of Highland County, VA, and Oak Grove, VA passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018. He was born Saturday, October 8, 1938 in West Virginia to the late Earl and Bertha Morgan. Glenn owned and operated his own construction company for 40+years. He loved spending time with his family and was an avid hunter. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Blanche Morgan; daughter, Ginger...
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Irene Virginia Tignor Carter

November 27, 1918 - November 13, 2018

Irene VirginiaTignor Carter, 99, of Ruther Glen died Tuesday, November 13, 2018. She was the widow of Charles Linwood Carter. Mrs. Carter was a member of Cardinal Baptist Church and a member of the Ladysmith Volunteer Rescue Squad and a Busy Bee Club. She loved gardening, crocheting, animals and was a caretaker to many of her friends. She is survived by three children, Charles Carter(Shelby...
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Virginia Helen Prince

August 24, 1936 - November 10, 2018

Virginia "Helen" Prince, 82, of Woodford passed away Sat, Nov. 10, 2018. Survivors include her brother, Albert Prince and wife, Mollie; sixteen nieces and nephews, nine cousins and multiple great and great-great nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her mother and father, Virgie and George Prince; her brother, William Prince and her sister, Edna Cannon. Helen retired from General...
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Lynette Harrison

August 31, 1930 - November 10, 2018

Lynette J. Harrison, 88 of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018. Born and raised in Chicago, she met her future husband, Robert W. "Jaby" Harrison on a trip to Colonial Beach and was married in 1949. Lynette had been a member and Sunday school teacher at Colonial Beach Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Colonial Beach Fire Department....
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Mary Helen Gee

July 30, 1934 - November 9, 2018

Mary Helen Gee, 84 of Ladysmith passed away Friday, November 9, 2018, at her home. Born in Boston, she grew up in South Carolina and was the widow of Rev. Gene Gee. Mary Helen was a member of Wrights Chapel United Methodist Church in Ladysmith, where she was active with the crafters' group and the children's ministry. Survivors include her three children, Bryan Gee (Maureen), Amy Tillapaugh ...
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Leon John Lysher

September 4, 1929 - November 8, 2018

Leon J. Lysher, 89, died on November 8, 2018 at home. Leon was born in Holdingford, MN where he attended Holdingford High School. After high school he worked for the Veterans Administration and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. Following several years as a cook in the Alaska gold mines, he attended St. John's University where he received a B.S. Degree in physics. He then accepted a...
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Lucy V. Reamy

March 13, 1945 - November 6, 2018

Lucy V. Reamy, 73 of Colonial Beach, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Washington DC, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Anne E. Brown. Her husband, Carroll M. Reamy Sr., and her daughter, Hope R. Reamy, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Colonial Beach VFW, American Legion and Moose Lodge. She was extremely active with the Colonial...
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Fred Henry Burrell, Jr.

June 4, 1945 - November 4, 2018

Fred H. Burrell, Jr., 73 of King George passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018, after a short illness. Born in Norfolk, he was the widower of Gerry Burrell and served for four years in the United States Navy during Vietnam. He retired from Verizon after a long career with the telephone company dating back to Tidewater Telephone. He is survived by his sons, David Burrell (Shelly) and Fred H....
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Calvin Harrison Garner

January 2, 1927 - November 2, 2018

Calvin H. Garner, age 91 of Fairview Beach, VA passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty May Fines Garner; granddaughters, Angela and Tracy Reynolds; son-in-law Terry Newton; step-grandson, Lennie McLennan; his parents, Luther and Lena Garner; three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by two daughters, Wanda McLennan (Lee) and Marty Newton; two...
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Cardell M Baker

April 10, 1931 - November 2, 2018

Cardell M. Baker, 87 of King George passed away Friday, November 2, 2018. Born in Charleston, SC, she had retired from NSWC Dahlgren after 30 years of service. Her husband, George W. Baker and her son, Wesley Baker, preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Trudie Rose (Jim); her granddaughter, Hillary Cox (Roy) and two great-grandchildren, Aiden Graham and Paislee Cox. A...
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Jennifer Lynn Kroft

September 23, 1977 - November 1, 2018

Jennifer Lynn Kroft, 41, of King George County passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018. She was born Friday, September 23, 1977 in Kenmare, North Dakota to Jack F. Korolsky and Jody A. Olson. Jennifer is survived by her parents; husband, Darin Kroft; children, Kayla and Ryan Kroft; siblings, Justin Korolsky and Jill Korolsky-Smith as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. A...
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Iretha Mae Spencer

July 12, 1944 - October 30, 2018

Iretha Mae Spencer, 74, of Ruther Glen died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at her home. Born in West Virginia, she was preceded in death by her parents, Walker and Audrey Bennett. She is survived by her four children, Scott Spencer (Shelly), Tammy Harris (Danny), Tina Klontzaris (Keith) and Terria Spencer; a sister, Brenda Hizer, a brother, Michael Bennett (Katy); two grandchildren, Hunter Harris...
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Annette Chenault McDonald

April 20, 1943 - October 27, 2018

Annette C. McDonald, 75, of Bowling Green passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, at her home. Her parents, Lloyd and Lucille Chenault; her daughter, Joni Loving; her sister, Barbara Davis and her brother, Edwin Chenault, preceded her in death. Annette had retired from Fort A.P. Hill after 31 years of service. After retirement, she worked seasonally for the Caroline Commissioner of the...
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Hobert Monroe Southall

November 4, 1938 - October 26, 2018

Hobert Monroe Southall passed peacefully at his home on October 26, 2018 in King George, Va at the age of 79. Mr. Southall is survived by his wife of 60 years, Linda McLean Southall, and his sister Rebecca Horton; his children Rodney, Gary (Paula), Brion (Mary), and Lesa Randall (Chad); and his grandchildren Robert, Colton, Lonnie (Melissa), and Amy Southall, Jillian Jackson (Zach), Travis...
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Doris Macy Coleman

January 9, 1932 - October 26, 2018

Doris Macy Coleman, 86, of Penola passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 after a short illness. Born in Troy Ohio, she was the widow of Wickham Byrd Coleman, Sr. and the matriarch of Coleman Farm. She was an active member of Carmel Baptist Church and one of her great joys in life was having an open door at the farm and a place at the table for anyone that came in. She loved her VPI football, unless...
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Mildred Borkey Yundt

October 21, 2018

Mildred Borkey Yundt, of Nashua, N. H. departed this world on Sunday, October 21, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Clarice Borkey. She graduated from James Madison University and taught school in Franklin, VA for twenty years before moving to Nashua where she taught until her retirement. She is survived by three sons, Brad, John and George; six grandchildren; a sister, Audrey B....
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John Richard Getz

December 17, 1953 - October 19, 2018

John Richard Getz Esquire, 64 of Colonial Beach, VA passed away in his home Friday, October 19, 2018. He was born Thursday, December 17, 1953 in Bethlehem, PA. He was a valedictorian graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy in 1971. He then went on to the University of North Texas and later to Towson University where he earned a degree in Political Science. He played trombone under the direction...
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Thomas Satterwhite

January 28, 1929 - October 17, 2018

Thomas Satterwhite, 89 of Partlow passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond. Tom was a member of County Line Baptist Church and had served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He retired from Commonwealth Electric Shavers, was a member of the Ladysmith Ruritan Club for over 50 years and loved hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Betty...
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Keith Lee Cornwell

March 16, 1982 - October 15, 2018

Keith Lee Cornwell, 36, of Ruther Glen died Mon. Oct. 15, 2018. Survivors include his parents, Denneth and Denise Cornwell; four children, Naomi Windsor, Camden, Damon and Taelyn Cornwell; a sister, Michelle Cornwell; two brothers, Mathew and Cody Cornwell; and his two grandmothers, Betty Cornwell and Juanita Plummer. A funeral service will be held 2 PM Sat. Oct. 20, 2018 at Vision Baptist...
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James Edward "Jim" Keller

September 27, 1961 - October 14, 2018

James Edward "Jim' Keller, 57, of King George, VA passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in King George. Jim was born Wednesday, September 27, 1961 in Fairfax, VA. Jim was very interested in reading the bible and learning about God and he loved God. He was also interested in politics. He is survived by his mother, Edith Keller; wife, Tammy Keller; daughter, Katherine...
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Wanda R Harrie

August 14, 1949 - October 13, 2018

Wanda R. Harrie of Ruther Glen, VA passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018 surrounded by her family. Wanda was born in Red Wing, MN to Donald and Shirley Hutchson. She was the second of seven children. Wanda was the loving wife to Bob for 50 years who she leaves to cherish her memory. She is survived by five siblings, her four children; Bobby Harrie (Leesa), Cheryl Schwartz (Nick), Kim...
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James Marshal Hughes II

April 2, 1945 - October 12, 2018

James Marshal Hughes II, 73, of Woodford, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018, at his home. Born in Concord, North Carolina, Marshal had retired as the Head Librarian of the Technical Library at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren. He also served as a Court Deputy for the Caroline County Sheriff's Office. Survivors include his wife, Sue, and his daughter, Christi; his sisters,...
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George Edwin Keith LeFurjah

May 24, 1950 - October 11, 2018

George Edwin Keith LeFurjah, 68, of King George, passed away peacefully in his home on October 11th, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. A Memorial service and picnic will be held at 3pm on November 10, 2018. If interested in attending, please RSVP to Dahlgren United Methodist Church, (540) 663-2230, for address and further information. George was born in Jackson County, Missouri to Gloria and Jim...
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Evelyn "Evie" Shepherd

November 18, 1928 - October 11, 2018

Evelyn A. "Evie" (Goddard) Shepherd 1928-2018 Passed away on the evening of October 11, 2018 in Berlin, MD. Born in St. Albans, NY she transplanted to Arlington, VA where she resided until she retired to Colonial Beach. While living in Arlington she attended W-L High School and later met her husband Bud Shepherd who she was happily married to for almost 60 years. She was an incredible Mom...
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Elsie L. Balderson

October 30, 1943 - October 10, 2018

Elsie L. Balderson, 74, of King George County passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She was born Saturday, October 30, 1943. Elsie loved spending time with her family and gardening especially working in her flower gardens. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Frank Balderson, daughters; Teresa Balderson and Crystal Berryman, six grandchildren, one great grandchild, sister-in-law;...
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Mary Lou Dunn

May 8, 1940 - October 8, 2018

Mary Lou Dunn, 78 of Oak Grove, formerly of College Park, Maryland, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at her home. Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, she was the widow of Robert Eugene Dunn, Sr. Survivors include her son, Darrin Dunn; two sisters, K. Ann Chandler and Faye Marshall; two grandsons, Brian and Nathan Dunn and one great grandchild. In addition to her husband, her son, Robert E. Dunn...
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William Henry Pickett

January 29, 1936 - October 8, 2018

William Henry Pickett, born on January 29, 1936 and left this world peacefully at home on October 8, 2018 after a long illness. William was a life-time member of Bethel Baptist Church in Woodford, VA. He served there for many years as deacon and treasurer. William was an avid hunter and enjoyed the time spent with friends during hunting season. He loved the beach and spent many happy hours...
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Colonel Calvin Shook

December 25, 1929 - October 7, 2018

Colonel Calvin Shook, 88, of King George County, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018. He was born Wednesday, December 25, 1929 in Tate City, GA. Colonel served his country in the United States Army in Germany in the Tank Division. After he returned home from Germany he began training and caring for race horses. He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed trapping, hunting and fishing. Colonel...
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Loran Francis Carrier

May 27, 1936 - October 4, 2018

Dr. Loran F. Carrier, 82, of Hanover, died Thursday, October 4, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born in Scobey, Montana, he was one of the most important music composers of the 20th Century. He was a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation and a retired music professor at VCU. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Carrier, a son, Jeffrey Loran...
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Norma Jean Burns

January 20, 1924 - October 1, 2018

Norma Jean Burns, a loving sister, stepmother, and aunt, entered eternal rest Tuesday October 1, 2018 at the age of 94 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born in Sandridge, Illinois on January 20, 1924. Norma was married to the late LTC (Ret) Sammie Burns in 1975 and resided in Dahlgren. After her husband died she moved to Colonial Beach and stayed for over 22 years. Norma was preceded in death by...
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Jennifer A. Ryan

March 23, 1961 - October 1, 2018

Jennifer Anne Ryan, a longtime member of the Lake Havasu City community, passed away peacefully on the morning of October 1st after a valiant, three-year battle with cancer. Jennifer was 57 years old. Born on March 23rd 1961 in the hardscrabble mining town of Butte, Mont., Jennifer grew up in Arizona and California before eventually settling in Lake Havasu City with her husband, John Ryan and...
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Mabel Pitts Weymouth

May 4, 1928 - October 1, 2018

Mabel Pitts Weymouth, 90, of Richmond died Mon., Oct. 1, 2018. Born in Caroline County, she had retired as a bookkeeper for J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. She is survived by two children, Janet Weymouth Dillard (Stuart) and Garland Wade Weymouth (Gail); two granddaughters, Erin Leigh and Emma Louise; and two sisters, Ellen Carter and Ruth Pitts. She was preceded in death by her siblings,...
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Betty Louise Keeling

August 30, 1946 - September 29, 2018

Betty Louise Keeling, age 72 of, Colonial Beach, Va., died September 29, 2018. Services were held 3 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018, at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Brad Hartsfield officiating. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Cemetery.She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Thelen Robertson, father, Leonard Marier; brother, James (Butch) Robertson; and grandparents,...
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Robert "Raymond" Loving, SR

December 6, 1945 - September 27, 2018

Robert J. "Raymond" Loving, Sr., 72, of Ruther Glen died Thurs., Sept. 27, 2018. Raymond worked at Dixie Trailer for about 35 years and was a U. S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie A. Loving; two sons, Robert J. Loving, Jr. and Alfred S. Loving; four sisters, June Crowe, Geraldine Goode, Evelyn Loving and Lisa Crowell; two brothers, James Loving and Franklin...
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Linda N. Martin

August 8, 1945 - September 25, 2018

Linda M. Martin Linda M. Martin, 73, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Anawalt, West Virginia passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2018. She was born in Welch, West Virginia on August 8, 1945 to the late Clifford and Edith Grubb. Linda enjoyed being retired. She is survived by her children; Tisha Hill, Timothy Martin, Denny Martin, her siblings; John Grubb, Nancy Jones, Jerry Bartock, her...
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George Lewko Jr.

March 6, 1928 - September 24, 2018

George Lewko Jr., 90, of Colonial Beach, passed away September 24, 2018. He was born March 6, 1928 in Bayonne, New Jersey to George Sr. and Anna Lewko. George Jr. was a World War II veteran and served in the Merchant Marines as well as the Navy and Army. He was a diehard Redskins fan and an Orioles fan. He is survived by his sons, George M. Lewko, William R. Lewko, and Stephen G. Lewko; his...
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Ronald McMullen

January 2, 1939 - September 16, 2018

Ronald K. McMullen, 79, of Woodford passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018. Survivors include his grandsons, Nicholas McMullen, Robert Gray, Joshua McMullen and Elijah McMullen and his great grandson, Randel Gray. A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 22nd at 11:00 am in Round Oak Baptist Church, Corbin. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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Gilbert Rannick

October 5, 1939 - September 16, 2018

Gilbert A. Rannick, 78, of Colonial Beach, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA. Mr. Rannick served his country in the United States Air Force, was a member of the Colonial Beach United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 148 in Colonial Beach. Mr. Rannick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Christine Rannick; three children, Randall...
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Larry Beverly

June 6, 1940 - September 15, 2018

Larry H. Beverly, 78, of Woodford passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at his home. Born in Clintwood, to the late Otto P. Beverly and Macel T. Beverly, he was raised and lived in Hartwood before retiring in Woodford. Larry had retired from AT&T. Survivors include his children, Larry Beverly II; Timothy Beverly (Dee) and Leigh Card (Charles); his sister, Yvonne Lach (Thomas); nine...
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Gisela Loretta Holcomb

May 22, 1944 - September 15, 2018

Gisela L. Holcomb, 74 of Frog Level passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville. Born in Germany, she was a long time resident of Goldsboro, North Carolina before moving to Virginia to live with her son. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Stephens (Dale); her son, Roland Holcomb (Donna) and two grandchildren, Sierra Powell and Michael Head....
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Earle Terry Gayle

December 10, 1921 - September 15, 2018

Earle Terry Gayle, 96, of Ruther Glen passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Memorial Regional Medical Center. Her husband of 69 years, Berkley Gayle, preceded her in death in 2015. She was a homemaker and a member of Carmel Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, Ronald E. Gayle; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, including Barbara Covington, Wayne Gayle and Joyce Duncan...
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Robert Arthur Wood

September 11, 2018

Robert Arthur Wood, 40, of King George, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at his residence. "Robbie" was a beloved father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was preceded briefly in death by his father Roger Wood. He is survived by his mother Marilyn Hundley, his sisters Mary Wood and Michelle Leigh Horaist, his brother Roger "Alan" Wood, Jr., his sons Robert and Ryan Wood,...
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Charles Edward Thomas Lloyd

August 16, 1946 - September 11, 2018

Charles Edward Thomas Lloyd, 72, of Caroline died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at his home. Born in Alexandria, Tommy loved to garden, fish, camp and spend time with his family and friends. He loved his chickens, roosters and all other animals. Tommy is the son of the late Edward Marshall Lloyd and Elizabeth Bell Hutsenpiller Lloyd. Survivors include his daughter, Shonette Nicole Lloyd Walters...
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James Wilson Farmer, Sr.

October 29, 1925 - September 9, 2018

James Wilson Farmer, Sr. 92, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center on September 9, 2018. Jimmy was born on October 29, 1925 to Marshall Wilson Farmer and Myrtle Virginia Lowery Farmer in Milford VA. Jimmy was a proud U. S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II. He received many medals and citations for his service in the Navy,...
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Roger Alan Wood

October 1, 1950 - September 8, 2018

Roger Alan Wood, Sr., 67, of King George, Virginia, our loving brother, son, father, and "pappap" passed away September 8, 2018 at his residence. Roger was preceded in death by his father Robert Wood, sister Janet Rawlette, brother Marvin (Eugene) Wood, and his granddaughter Destiny Wood. He is survived by his mother Ethel Wood, his brother Carson Wood, sisters Sheila Houck (Tommy), Anita...
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Patricia Fletcher

January 12, 1928 - September 8, 2018

Patricia M. Fletcher, 90, of Colonial Beach, VA passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018. She was a member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, she loved the beach, she was an avid reader and enjoyed reading the Sunday "Funny Pages" with her glass of orange juice and her cat "Lizzy" by her side. Mrs. Fletcher is survived by her sons, Stephen Mayhew and Daniel Mayhew (Pat), a sister Julee...
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Sidney Edwin Veazey

September 18, 1937 - September 7, 2018

Due to the constraint of space in the newspaper here are additional stories of his life well lived. He was born and raised in Wilmington, N.C. His boyhood was full of playmates one of whom I am quoting here. "I walked around our house and yard and thought of so many happy memories associated with him. He was our neighborhood impresario, always devising games and devices to fascinate us. ...
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Blake Dowell

December 2, 1980 - September 6, 2018

Walter Blake Dowell, 37, of Woodford passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Monica Dowell; his son, Elijah Dowell; his daughter, Vivian Grace Rose; his mother, Kimberly Rose Dowell; his father, Roger Dowell; his siblings, Kristy Peyton, Jimmy Peyton, Christopher Dowell, Jason Dowell, Jennifer Rose Dowell and Melissa Moneta; his step daughters, Destinee...
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Thomas Horton "Tom" Orrock

April 22, 1943 - September 6, 2018

Thomas Horton "Tom" Orrock, 75, of Caroline County went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on September 6, 2018. Tom was a native of Caroline County, son of the late Welford and Corneila Orrock, and dedicated his life to his family and their farm. He was a graduate of C.T. Smith High School in Ladysmith and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church where he served as Treasurer and Deacon for many...
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Wesley Thomas Collins

May 7, 1990 - September 5, 2018

Wesley Thomas Collins, 28, of King George, passed away unexpectedly September 5, 2018. He was born May 7, 1990 in Fredericksburg, Virginia to Debbie Collins Osborne and John M. Scott Sr. He attended King George High School. Wesley was a jack of all trades and really enjoyed fishing, hunting and crabbing. He is survived by his mother, Debbie Collins Osborne; his brothers, Josh Collins and Nick...
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Marguerite Eckard

September 5, 2018

Marguerite S. Eckard, 88, of King George County, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at her home. She was born Tuesday, June 17, 1930 to William Franklin Stevens and Mary Emma Pritchett Stevens. Marguerite graduated from King George County High School in 1947. She retired from the Virginia Department of Health after over 30 years, and was a member of the King George Women's Club and Two...
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Betty Ann Green Runyan

March 13, 1928 - September 4, 2018

Betty Ann Green Runyan, age 90, passed away peacefully at her home after a short illness of lung cancer, in Richmond Virginia on September 4, 2018. She was born on March 13, 1928, in Welch, West Virginia to Thomas Campbell and Mabel Smith Green. Betty was the youngest of 10 children. She spent most of her life in Charleston, West Virginia until the last five years when she moved to Bowling...
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Thomas Earl "Mickie" Biddulph, Jr.

December 21, 1934 - August 31, 2018

Thomas Earl "Mickie" Biddulph, Jr. passed away peacefully on August 31, 2018, in Fredericksburg, VA, with his family at his side. Born December 21, 1934, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Mr. Biddulph was a lifelong New Jersey resident. His parents were the late Thomas Sr. and Evelyn B. (Smickenbecker) Biddulph. Mr. Biddulph graduated from St. Peter's High School in his native city, then...
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Sandra "Sandy" Sacchetti

January 19, 1945 - August 30, 2018

Sandra "Sandy" Sacchetti (Miller), 73, of Colonial Beach, passed away August 30, 2018. She was born in Grafton, West Virginia to Chester and Frances Miller. She graduated from Grafton High School in 1962. She was an administrative assistant for the Federal Government until she retired. For the last 20 years she was an administrative assistant for Southern Resource Management. She was a lifelong...
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Sandra Acors

September 5, 1942 - August 26, 2018

Sandra Acors, 75, of Ladysmith passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 at home. A lifelong resident of Caroline, she was the widow of Frank Acors and she and her husband operated Ladysmith Heating and Air for over 40 years. Survivors include her son, Chris Acors (Keri) and her grandson Jonathan Acors. In addition to her husband, her son, Bruce, also preceded her in death. Sandra's wishes were to be...
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Michael Anthony Green

June 27, 1956 - August 24, 2018

Michael Anthony Green, 62, of King George, passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at his residence. He was born June 27, 1956 in Fredericksburg, VA. Michael served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a contractor, he loved his children and family, he was an avid NASCAR fan and loved traveling to many different race tracks; But his favorite track was Talladega, where he attended races for the...
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Paul L. Tsompanas

January 20, 1937 - August 24, 2018

Paul L. Tsompanas, 81, from western Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday August 24, 2018 at his summer home in Colonial Beach VA , with his wife by his side. As a young boy Paul was fascinated by a weekly TV series which drove him to become a reporter. His writing career began in high school as a sports editor of the school paper. Upon graduating from Penn State with a journalism degree he was...
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Earnest Campbell Chinault

April 15, 1939 - August 21, 2018

Earnest Campbell Chinault, 79, of Ruther Glen died Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Born in Caroline County, he was a U. S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Chinault. Survivors include his four children, Wendy Harless, Michelle Young, Tonya Brownfield and Earnest Chinault, Jr.; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held 6-8 pm Friday,...
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Russell Vernon Harvey, Jr.

March 18, 1937 - August 20, 2018

Russell "Pops" Harvey, 81 of Ladysmith passed away, August 20, 2018 at his home. Russell was a long distance truck driver and a cross-country tour bus driver. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a founding member of the Caroline Moose Club. Russell was well known for his benefit barbeques that raised money for various organizations. He loved fishing, raising a large vegetable...
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Amy Louise Thayer

October 28, 1955 - August 19, 2018

Amy Louise Thayer, 62, of King George went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2018. Amy spent her younger years working for the Perdue Company. She loved to work and was a very hard worker. When she was 21 years old she got married to James Thayer. Amy was a very loving person and got along with everyone. She loved to collect colored carnival glass, old money and coins. She is survived by her...
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Norma Kelly Hall

January 14, 1964 - August 18, 2018

Kelly Oney Hall, 54 of Ruther Glen passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Kirk Hall; her sons, Andy Oney (Denise) and Steven Oney (Samantha); two sisters, Schelly Howard and Christina Mills; two brothers, Steven Oney and J.T. Christian; step-children, Heather Wilkins and Chassidy Herrera and four grandchildren, Addison, Giovanni, Brodie and Asher. ...
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Michael J. Starcher

June 6, 1954 - August 17, 2018

Michael J. Starcher, 64, of Las Vegas, NV went home to God August 17, 2018. He is survived by his mother; Jean Newton, wife; Susan, son; Anthony and family (Katy & Lizzie). Michael was preceded in death by his father; Sam, son; Michael II, sister; Terri Jean, grandparents; Newton (Wallace & Dorothy), Starcher (Charles & Hallie). Michael attended Garfield High School, and Cuyamaca College in San...
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Charlotte Loving Doggett

April 17, 1956 - August 15, 2018

Charlotte Loving Doggett, 62 of Sparta, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg. She was the widow of Robert T. Doggett and is survived by two children, Robbie Doggett and Becky Doggett and two brothers, Tommy Loving and Garnett Loving. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 20th at 11:00 am in the Bowling Green chapel of Storke Funeral Home....
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Robert Odell Cox, Jr.

December 6, 1933 - August 15, 2018

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

February 5, 1974 - August 15, 2018

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

August 8, 1943 - August 11, 2018

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

January 20, 1933 - August 11, 2018

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

October 6, 1947 - August 10, 2018

Patricia Ann Tuma October 6, 1947 – August 10, 2018 Patricia A. Tuma, 70 of Colonial Beach, departed this life to be with the Lord on Friday, August 10, 2018. She was born in Washington, DC on October 6, 1947. Pat (Patsy) as she was affectionately called, worked for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon and Andrew's Air Force Base for many years. She was an excellent Administrative...
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Lisa M. Gray

July 16, 1987 - August 8, 2018

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

March 9, 1942 - August 5, 2018

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

August 22, 1997 - August 4, 2018

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

March 18, 1941 - August 2, 2018

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

March 29, 1980 - August 1, 2018

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

September 28, 1943 - July 31, 2018

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

December 28, 1939 - July 27, 2018

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

July 24, 2018

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

January 4, 1919 - July 23, 2018

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

July 22, 2018

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

June 1, 1927 - July 21, 2018

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

February 5, 1948 - July 20, 2018

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

July 19, 2018

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

January 14, 1954 - July 19, 2018

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

July 17, 2018

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

August 2, 1926 - July 15, 2018

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

February 22, 1951 - July 13, 2018

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

July 9, 2018

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

October 28, 1925 - July 9, 2018

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

May 16, 1940 - July 7, 2018

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

April 12, 1994 - July 5, 2018

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

March 20, 1930 - June 29, 2018

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

June 26, 2018

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

June 28, 1936 - June 23, 2018

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

November 3, 1935 - June 20, 2018

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

January 22, 1960 - June 17, 2018

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

February 1, 1955 - June 16, 2018

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

July 15, 1924 - June 15, 2018

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

March 11, 1954 - June 13, 2018

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

December 28, 1977 - June 13, 2018

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

December 1, 1948 - June 12, 2018

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