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George Edward Swanton III

April 18, 1946 - September 19, 2016

George Edward Swanton, III, 70, of King George, Virginia, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at his residence. He was born April 18, 1946 in Staten Island, New York, to the late George Edward Swanton and Dorothy Walrath Swanton. George served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired after 24 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lynn S. Swanton, children, John Swanton ...
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Merle R. McGinniss

February 16, 1923 - September 16, 2016

Merle Ross McGinniss, 93, of King George, Virginia, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 16th 2016. Born on February 16, 1923, on the family farm at Index, VA, He was the son of the late Irvin and Betty McGinniss, and dear brother to the late Grafton, Richard and Ralph McGinniss. He attended Shiloh School, King George High School, and Georgia Tech, where he studied...
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Lewis Albert Carter

January 9, 1939 - September 16, 2016

Lewis Albert Carter, 77, of Ruther Glen, died Friday, September 16, 2016. Born in Caroline, he was retired owner/operator of Carter's Hauling. He was preceded in death by his loving companion, Shirley Taylor. Survivors include his two daughters, Denise Burruss (Larry) and Diane Carter (Champ); two brothers, Charles (Elsie) and Willard Carter (Sherry); three sisters, Delores Burns (Fred),...
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Edward Foster DeFord, Jr.

September 15, 2016

Edward Foster DeFord Jr., 88 of Doswell died Thursday, September 15, 2016 at his home, Pinecrest Farm. Mr. DeFord was a graduate of Crewe High School and the College of William and Mary, where he received a BS and MA in educational administration. He did additional graduate work at the University of Virginia, George Washington University and the University of Georgia. He worked twenty-six years...
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Harold Lee Owens

September 11, 2016

Harold Lee Owens, 81 of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Mary Washington Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mary Owens; three daughters, Shari Flinn (Rick), Dina Bennett and Samantha Lightner; twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony Owens. A service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, September...
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Jamie L. Callahan

December 31, 1978 - September 10, 2016

Jamie L. Callahan, 37, of Ladysmith, died Saturday, September 10, 2016. Born in Fredericksburg, she had a passion for fire and rescue. She adored her husband and son. Survivors include her loving husband, Mark Callahan; son, Kenneth Brown; parents Johnny and Vicky Hagan; brother, Charles Hagan and his wife, Sarah; her loving family, numerous friends and relatives. A memorial service will...
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Andrew Blight Walker

May 18, 1933 - September 9, 2016

Andrew Blight Walker, Sr., 83, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at his home. A lifelong resident of Colonial Beach, Mr. Walker as a young man was a waterman and carpenter. After his service in the U. S. Army, he worked at and retired from the Naval Weapons Laboratory in Dahlgren. In 1968, he started his own construction company and was soon joined by his two sons. A. B....
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Barbara Ann Kohn

April 2, 1933 - September 8, 2016

Barbara A. Kohn, 83, of Colonial Beach passed away on September 8, 2016. Barbara spent a career in Civil Service as a Human Resources Specialist. After her career, she became active with the Colonial Beach Artists Guild and her creativity was an inspiration to many. Barbara loved being a Colonial Beach resident and was known for her love of the arts and her beloved cats. She is preceded in...
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Norman Dudley Burgess, Jr.

March 22, 1953 - September 8, 2016

NORMAN D. "DUDLEY" BURGESS JR., age 63 passed from this physical life peacefully September 8, 2016 surrounded by his family. Dudley leaves behind a son, Kevin Burgess (Shannon) and granddaughters Emma & Kayley of Warsaw, VA, sisters Kathy Trowbridge of Hernando, FL, Jody Lloyd of King George, VA, brother Jamie Caruthers of Beaverdam, VA and sister Angie Johnson of Waldorf, MD. Dudley is also...
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Reva Jean Collawn

August 3, 1936 - September 7, 2016

Reva Jane "GaGga" Collawn, 80, of Woodford died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at her home. Born in Richmond, she was preceded in death by her husband, E. F. "Mulehead" Collawn. She is survived by her two daughters, Sheila Collawn and Judy Collins (Mike); three granddaughters, Brianna Claxton, Melissa Dilworth, and Marsha Beazley; and six great-grandchildren, Abigail, Connor, Dixie, Scarlett,...
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Vinessa Dee Corder

November 12, 1959 - September 6, 2016

Vinessa Dee Yerkie Corder 56 of Oak Grove passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016, in Fredericksburg with her family by her side. She was born November 12, 1959 to the late John W. Yerkie Jr., and Dorothy Bayne Yerkie of Piscataway, Md. Vinessa grew up in Piscataway. She was an interior designer, and had a passion for historic preservation of her house, Sweetbriar. She was a lady of many talents...
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Alexander W. Rawlins

February 9, 1994 - September 5, 2016

Alexander W. "Alex" Rawlins, 22 of King George passed away Monday, September 5, 2016. He was a graduate of King George High School and worked in lawn care maintenance. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Leslie Rawlins of King George; two brothers, Matthew and Connor Rawlins; his aunt and uncles, Michelle Barker (Tim), Alan Rawlins (Judy), Mike Tipton (Jan) and Brad Tipton (Teri). A...
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Barbara Ann Garrett

August 17, 1935 - September 4, 2016

Barbara A. Garrett, 81, of Colonial Beach passed away September 4, 2016. Barbara was a long time member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she worked and worshipped for many years. Barbara was also a member of the Women's Missionary Union (WMU) and still found time to stay active in the Moose lodge. Loved by all who knew her, Barbara was a faithful servant and dearly loved her family. She is...
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June Ashton Steppe

June 14, 1927 - September 3, 2016

On Saturday, September 3, 2016, June Ashton Steppe, was called home to be with her Lord. June Carolyn Ashton was born in Tetotum, VA on June 14, 1927, to Henry Benjamin Ashton and Nellie Wilkins Ashton. She grew up on the family farm and attended the one room Madison School for elementary and middle school where her mother was the teacher. Reading by the age of 3, June graduated from King...
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Charles Lane Thomas

July 21, 1931 - September 3, 2016

Charles "Brick" Thomas, 85, of Colonial Beach passed away peacefully on September 3, 2016. Brick was a larger than life figure in the Colonial Beach and surrounding areas for many years. A renowned coach and educator in Colonial Beach and adjacent counties, Coach Thomas touched and influenced many young people's lives. A talented ball player in his own right, Brick was nicknamed Sea-Biscuit by...
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Benny Sale Brooks

May 3, 1951 - September 1, 2016

Benny Sale Brooks, 65, of Milford died Thursday, September 1, 2016. Benny was a lifelong resident of Caroline County, he was the son of the late Virginia and Fred Brooks. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he loved training bird dogs, following Jono playing baseball and watching Cody play soccer. Benny was a member of Salem Baptist Church, was in Virginia Army National Guard for 7 years;...
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Michele Althea Arcand

July 3, 1963 - August 30, 2016

Michele A. Arcand, 53 of King George passed away August 30, 2016. Born in Washington DC, she had lived in King George for over 30 years. She was a loving and devoted child care provider to many throughout the county. Survivors include her mother, Donna Pelosi Lumsden; her father, Paul Eugene Arcand; her son, Jacob Paul Smith; her brother, Kenneth Arcand (Mary) and four nieces. She was...
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Anna Farmer Harmon

January 25, 1973 - August 28, 2016

Anna Farmer Harmon Obituary Anna Farmer Harmon, 43, of Caroline County went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 28th, 2016. Anna was a 1991 graduate of Caroline County High School and a 1995 graduate of Radford University. She married Robert Harmon and had a son, Joshua Emmett, 6, who were both the loves of her life. She is also survived by her mother, Marie Crisp Farmer...
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William David Groves

March 13, 1949 - August 24, 2016

David Groves, 67, of Colonial Beach lost his battle with cancer on August 24, 2016. He passed away at his home, with his family at his side. Dave was the owner of Colonial Contractors. He enjoyed camping, rabbit and deer hunting and spending time with his two loving great-grandchildren. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Groves. He is survived by his wife of 48 years,...
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Karen Marie Weedon

February 8, 1957 - August 23, 2016

Karen Marie Weedon of King George, born Feb. 8, 1957, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at her home. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Melissa Marie Payne and parents, the late Lyttleton Perry & Lois Marie [Rose] Weedon. Karen attended King George High School. She was employed by Food Lion and Fas Mart for the majority of her career as a...
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Cheryl L Rollins

January 29, 1966 - August 23, 2016

Cheryl Lyn Rollins, 50, of Woodford passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Bowling Green Health and Rehab, Bowling Green, after battling a rare disease called Progressive SupraNuclear Palsy. All of her pain is gone and now in eternal rest in the arms of her beloved Jesus. Cheryl was born Jan. 29, 1966 in Charleston, WVA. Her firm belief in God supported her in her struggles and gave her...
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Mary Ann Campbell

January 19, 1934 - August 23, 2016

Mary Ann Campbell, 82, of Hanover died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at her home. Born in Hanover, she was a member of Ladysmith Baptist and had worked many years at Best Products. She was the widow of Luther Campbell. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Seay (Kaye) and Herbert Seay; three sisters, Shirley Carter, Helen Snider and Brenda Bolduc; a brother, Ray Glasco; three grandchildren, Bryan,...
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Robert L Floyd

September 27, 1942 - August 22, 2016

Robert L. Floyd, 73 of Brandywine, Maryland passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Born in Amherst County, Virginia, he retired as a heavy equipment operator. He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Langford (Kevin) and two grandsons, Christopher Poyner and Dylan Langford. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 24th at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Storke Funeral...
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Billy Harrison Clatterbuck, Jr.

March 13, 1968 - August 21, 2016

On the evening of August 21, 2016, Billy Harrison Clatterbuck, Jr., 48, of King George County, passed away at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, VA after an extremely short but courageous fight against leukemia. Born March 13, 1968, in Culpeper, he was the husband of Angela Howland Clatterbuck and son of Billy and Pauline Clatterbuck. Billy is lovingly remembered by his wife of 20 years, Angela, and...
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William Boyd Vaughan

May 17, 1930 - August 17, 2016

William Boyd Vaughan, 86, who retired in 1992 as a principal in the firm of Graham & Ogden Insurance, Inc. died on August 17, 2016 at his home in Alexandria, VA. Mr. Vaughan was a native of Bowling Green, VA., where he attended public schools and Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA. He was a 1952 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, VA. He was employed by the Aetna...
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Donald O. McKenney

August 16, 2016

Donald O. McKenney, Jr., 47, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 surrounded by family. He is survived by his beloved wife Kellie McKenney; parents Donald Sr. and Shirley McKenney; sister Sheri Dillard (Chris); niece Lindsey Dillard, nephew Brennan Dillard; and many other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Services are private and are being handled by...
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Susie Richardson

August 14, 2016

Susie Ethel Richardson, 87, of Milford, Virginia, passed away on Sunday August 14, 2016, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. She was a native Virginian and spent many years living in New Jersey where several of her relatives still live today. Susie was a devoted Mother and wife, and she raised seven successful children. Susie was the heart and pillar of the family; her devotion to her...
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Aaron Justin Boden

July 20, 1986 - August 13, 2016

Aaron "AJ" Boden, 30 of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. Born in Prince William, he was a carpenter with F&M Home Improvements. Survivors include his mother, Kathleen "Kip" Boden; his sister, Tina Barnett; his brother, David Erickson; his niece, Alexis Collins; his nephew, Quinton Barnett; his girlfriend, Robbi Boswell and his best friend, Michael Hart. He was preceded in...
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Cindy Morrissette Stagg

March 15, 1957 - August 13, 2016

Cindy Morrissette Stagg, 59 of Richmond passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. Survivors include her husband, William "David" Stagg; her son, Clayton "C.D." Folmar Jr.; her daughters, Sandy Lloyd (Bradley Seal) and Rachel Hendrickson (Robert); her grandchildren, Cynthia Lee, Christian Dean, Louis "Louie" David, Olivia Grey, Benjamin Dean and William "Dink" Coy; her brothers C.L. "Slugger"...
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Frank Joseph Beavers

March 23, 1954 - August 13, 2016

The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Joe Beavers of Woodford left this life on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Opal Edgell. He is survived by his wife, Diane Beavers of Woodford; his daughter, Michelle Beavers of Madison; two grandsons, Jacob Rakes of Woodford and Remington Mason Adair; a brother, Jay Beavers; two sisters, Shady Dunford and Bea Sale. Joe was...
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Shaelynn Rae Etka

March 20, 2013 - August 13, 2016

Shaelynn Rae Etka, 3 of King George passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. She was the precious daughter of Dawn Etka of King George and Chad Etka of Stafford. She is also survived by her brothers, Richard Rogers Jr and Alexander Etka and her sisters, Summer Rogers, Savanna Rogers and Sophia Etka; her grandparents and numerous other family and friends. A funeral to celebrate her life will be...
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Stanley Joseph Lawwill

May 23, 1916 - August 10, 2016

Dr. Stanley Joseph Lawwill, 100, of Falls Church, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at his home. Dr. Lawwill was ANSER's first President and Senior Operating Officer for 23 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Martha L. Lawwill. Survivors include his children, Judith Lorantos of Medfield, MA, Patricia Kobs and her husband, Charles of Ladysmith, VA, Lois Davis and her...
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Evelyn Rosalie Loving

August 9, 2016

Evelyn "Rosalie" Fenwick Loving, 85, of King George passed away Tuesday August 9 at her home surrounded by family. She was born and lived most of her life in Edgehill, King George County. She retired from NSWC Dahlgren as a Division Secretary in 1985 with 34 years of service. She was dedicated to her family, loved to travel in her retirement and enjoyed gardening, especially growing Irises and...
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Charles Leon Phillips

October 6, 1982 - August 7, 2016

Charles Leon Phillips, 33, of Fredericksburg passed away on August 7 2016. Services are incomplete and are being handled by Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel King George. Condolences may be left on-line at storkefuneralhome.com."
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Milton James

May 12, 1924 - August 7, 2016

Milton Treadfield James, 92, of Ruther Glen, died Sunday, August 7, 2016. Born in Caroline, he was a member of Ladysmith Baptist Church, a U. S. Army veteran and had retired from Flippo Lumber. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Martin James and a grandson, Shaun Mahanes. Survivors include his children, Chearl Mahanes, Leon, Harold, Ralph, Stuart, Michael, Gary and Milton Gene James;...
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George Miller Rowzee III

December 15, 1933 - August 6, 2016

George Miller Rowzee, 82, of Colonial Beach passed away August 6 2016. Services are private and are being handled by Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel in King George. Condolences may be left on-line at storkefuneralhome.com.
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Joyce McKinney Robbins

June 25, 1929 - August 6, 2016

Joyce McKinney Robbins passed peacefully on Saturday, surrounded by her family. She joins her devoted husband and perfect foil of 58 years, Charlie Robbins, and is survived by her three sons, two grandsons and granddaughter. Joyce was born in Bowling Green, Virginia, and lived there her entire life, putting her in the path of multiple generations of residents who knew her as a considerate friend...
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Robert Nelson Washington

August 6, 1935 - August 4, 2016

Prominent retired builder, Robert Nelson Washington of King George, passed away just two days before his 81st birthday this past Thursday, August 4, 2016. Robert "Bobby" was the son of Mildred Berry Washington and William Henry Washington. He was married to Ellen Pratt Clare Washington for 59 years and was the father of Dixie Lee Washington. Robert's passing took everyone by surprise as he died...
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William "Frank" Brewer

May 31, 1967 - August 4, 2016

BREWER, William Franklin "Frank," born May 31, 1967 in Richmond, Va., passed away August 4, 2016, after a short battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Garrison Brewer. Survived by his loving and devoted wife, Cynthia L. Brewer; children, Christina Ashley Payne (RJ), John Joseph Franklin Brewer (Brittany), William Franklin Brewer Jr.; grandchildren, Eden and Autumn Payne,...
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Franklin Dennis Hicks

August 4, 1942 - August 4, 2016

Franklin Dennis "Tate" Hicks, 74, of Woodford, died Thursday, August 4, 2016. Tate was the son of the late Sonny and Margaret Hicks and was a member of Round Oak Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had retired from the FBI Academy at Quantico. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gabe "Buster" Hicks. He is survived by his three children, Sharon A. Hicks (Karen Czar),...
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Harper Brooke King

March 25, 2016 - August 3, 2016

Baby, Harper Brooke King of Colonial Beach passed away August 3 2016. Harper was the joy in so many people's lives. Always a happy and energetic baby, she will be missed beyond explanation. Harper is survived by her parents Rebecca J. Krenek and Anthony D. King, grandparents James and Kellie Krenek and John and Janine King, many aunts, uncles and cousins, and four sets of doting great...
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Karen Painter Sampson

December 24, 1942 - August 3, 2016

Karen Painter Sampson, 73, of Ruther Glen died Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in West Virginia, she was the widow of Charles Kenneth Sampson. She was a member of Full Gospel Church where her passion was teaching the adult Sunday School class. She was a real estate agent and co-owner of S & K compressor service. She is survived by her mother, Norma Lee Painter;...
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Philip Edward Goodwin , Jr

July 27, 1957 - August 3, 2016

Philip Edward Goodwin Jr., 59, of Colonial Beach passed away on August 3, 2016. He is preceded in death by his father, Philip E. Goodwin Sr., and his mother, Pearl Harrison Goodwin. He is survived by his wife Linda A. Goodwin, 4 step children, 11 step grand-children, and a brother Michael Goodwin. Philip was a long time employee of Goodyear and a retired Goodyear Service Manager. A visitation...
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Deborah Sue McMullen

September 9, 1960 - July 30, 2016

Deborah S. McMullen, 55 of Woodford passed away July 30, 2016 in Mary Washington Hospital. Survivors include her father, Ronald McMullen; her four sons, Nicholas McMullen, Robert Gray, Joshua McMullen and Elijah McMullen and her grandson Randal Gray. She was preceded in death by her mother, Annette McMullen and her son, Nathan Gray. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 3,...
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Barbara Upshaw

July 28, 2016

Barbara Jean Schools Upshaw or "Mee Mee", 78, was called home by the Lord on Thursday, July 28th, 2016. She was reunited with her husband of 46 years; Ernest Lynwood "Lyn" Upshaw, Jr. Barbara Jean was preceded in death by her parents Clifton and Jesse Schools, and sisters Doris Whitlock, and Shirley Prince Wright. She is survived by her sister Alice Kemp (Oscar), her daughter Barbara Lyn...
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Archie Kevin Crawford

April 8, 1955 - July 27, 2016

Archie Kevin Crawford, 61 of Port Royal passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at his home. Born in Lima, Ohio he had retired as a truck driver for Duffield Trucking and known by his friends as "Hardrock". Survivors include his wife, Carol Crawford; his daughter, Michelle Crawford; his granddaughter, Kendall Page; two brothers, David Crawford (Diane) and Lin Crawford (Eleanor). Kevin was...
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Regis Edward Rehanek III

April 16, 1979 - July 25, 2016

Regis E. Rehanek, III, 37, of Fredericksburg passed away last week. He is survived by his mother, Jeanne Marie Rehanek of King George. A private service is pending for a future date and will be handled by Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel in King George. Condolences may left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com.
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Annie "Vicki" Carter

March 29, 1924 - July 23, 2016

Annie Christine Barden "Vicki" Carter. 92, of Bowling Green died Sunday, July 23, 2016 at the Alpha House in Ashland. Born in Chesterfield, she was the daughter of J. Leslie and Lula Barden. She was the widow of William D. "Buck" Carter. She retired after 28 years as the bookkeeper for the Caroline County Public School. Preceding her in death was her granddaughter, Catherine Christine Carter...
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Joyce Marie Hawald

December 30, 1953 - July 22, 2016

On Friday July, 22 2016, Joyce Marie Hawald of Colonial Beach passed away after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Joyce is preceded in death by her sister Joanne Hawald and brother Richard Hawald, and is survived by her brothers Stephen Hawald and James Hawald, sister Janice Hawald; in addition to her nephews Andrew Hawald and Michael Hawald, and beloved niece Katherine Hawald. Joyce...
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Virginia Doris Janey

April 7, 1931 - July 21, 2016

Virginia Doris Janey, 85, of Ruther Glen, passed peacefully Thursday, July 21, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Doris spent her years happily doing for others with a smile on her face and a song in her heart. She thoroughly enjoyed singing hymns, country music, and loved to yodel. She also enjoyed camping, dancing, gardening, cleaning, cooking, and spending quality time with her family and...
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Ida Rollins Byrd

April 11, 1924 - July 21, 2016

Ida Hortense Rollins Byrd, 92 of Central Point passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 in the Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center. She was born on April 11, 1924 to the late Fred and Marion Rollins. She joined the Episcopal Church in Beasley, Va at a young age. On October 1, 1943 she married the late Everett H. Byrd and later on joined St. Stephen's Baptist Church where she was a devoted member. ...
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Lucy Pearl Jenkins

September 17, 1929 - July 18, 2016

Lucy P. Jenkins, 86, of King George County passed away at home surrounded by family on July 15 2016. Lucy and beloved husband Daryl moved to King George in 1963 from Charleston South Carolina. Lucy chose a career at Dahlgren Naval Base where she worked as a supply and logistics specialist. Lucy was also a military wife as her husband served a career in the U.S. Navy. Lucy enjoyed all kinds of...
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Grace Jones Anderson

October 22, 1923 - July 11, 2016

Grace Jones Anderson, 93, of Woodford died Monday, July 11, 2016 at Spotsylvania Regional Memorial Center. Born in Caroline, she was an avid reader and a longtime member of Bethany Baptist Church. She was the widow of Clarence Anderson. Survivors include three children, Linda Aldred, Steve Anderson and David "Doc" Anderson; six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded...
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John Joseph Gallagher

September 11, 1944 - July 10, 2016

John (Jack) Gallagher, 71, of King George passed away on July 10 2016. Jack was a retired USMC Captain, a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th degree, and a member of the American Legion. A patriot always, Jack was proud of his Marine career and exemplified the old adage, "once a Marine, always a Marine". After his career as a Marine officer, which included two combat tours in Vietnam, Jack also...
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Cynthia Tavenner Ponton

February 18, 1959 - July 9, 2016

Cynthia "Cindy" Tavenner Ponton, 57, of Bowling Green died Saturday, July 9, 2016. Born in Fredericksburg she was an insurance agent with Bailey Insurance and a Member of Bowling Green Baptist church. Survivors include a son, C. W. Ponton; her mother, Helen Douglas; a sister, Donna Brown; a nephew and his wife, Rusty Brown and Nikki and their children, Travis and Lexi. A memorial service...
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William C Lindsey

July 25, 1936 - July 9, 2016

William C.Lindsey, 79, of Glen Allen, passed away on July 9, 2016. He retired as a Sergeant with the City of Richmond Police after 35 years of service. He served with the West Palm Beach Police Department and the Palm Beach Sheriff's Department where he received Officer of the Year for saving the lives of two people. He was knighted by the Knights of Columbus and later received the...
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Lisa Satterwhite Berry

October 7, 1963 - July 8, 2016

Lisa Satterwhite Berry, 52 of Fredericksburg passed away Friday, July 8, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Lisa loved living life. She and Mike enjoyed Traveling, spending time with family at "the campground" and riding golf carts and Harleys. She also enjoyed going to new and exciting places in their motor home and on the boat. Lisa's favorite thing was family. Her sons sports...
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William Joseph Prouty

December 24, 1971 - July 8, 2016


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Vernon Lee Haynes, Jr

October 18, 1961 - July 8, 2016

Vernon Lee Haynes, Jr., 54, of Spotsylvania died Friday, July 8, 2016. Born in Manassas, he had worked at CVS distribution center. Survivors include his wife Judy L. Haynes; his mother, Cora C. Haynes; a sister, Carolyn Anderson; a brother, Adam Haynes; three step-children, David and Kenneth Burket, and Kristi Castro and nine step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death his father,...
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Ella Mae Ford

July 28, 1926 - July 6, 2016

Ella M. Ford, 89, of Colonial Beach passed away on July 6, 2016. Ella enjoyed anything having to do with flowers and was known for always keeping busy to include painting, wallpapering, and other hobbies to keep her home beautiful. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Ford, daughter Jacqueline Childs, son Joseph Ford, and parents Raymond Hinton and Nettie V. Groves. She is survived by...
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Stephen Cameron Carter

September 11, 1988 - July 1, 2016

Stephen Cameron Carter, 27 of King George passed away Friday July 1, 2016. He was a beloved husband, dad, son, brother, grandson, friend, as well as one of the best hair cutters this world has ever seen. Stephen is survived by his wife, Tara Kroner; daughter, Laura Carter; parents, Francis and Debora Carter; sister, Kathryne Sexton; brother, Philip Carter; paternal grandparents, Francis and...
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Ronald Martin Weaver

January 6, 1947 - June 29, 2016

Ronald M. Weaver, 69, died, June 29, 2016 peacefully in his home in King George, VA. Born January 6, 1947 in Washington D.C. he was preceded in death by his parents Beverly and Samuel Weaver and his brother, Dennis Weaver. He is survived by daughter Lisa K. Buka and her husband, Richard of Woodbridge, VA; son, Daniel M. Weaver and his wife, Katy, of King George; and four grandchildren,...
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Mary L Cook

March 11, 1930 - June 29, 2016

Mary L. Cook passed away on June 29 at the age of 86. A resident of Colonial Beach, Mary never met a stranger. A lover of all people, Mary was also an avid country music fan and was known to be a wonderful dancer. Music and dancing brought her much joy and she even liked to be seen in a cowboy hat and boots on occasion. Her greatest joy however, was being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great...
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James Carey, Jr.

November 18, 1954 - June 26, 2016

James Carey, Jr. (Jim), age 61, of Hayes, VA, passed away on June 26, 2016, at the VCU Cancer Center in Richmond, VA after a long illness. He was born James Carey Jr on November 18, 1954 in Sunnyvale, CA to Augusta and James Carey Sr. He was raised in Hillcrest Heights, MD where he attended Holy Family School and Bishop McNamera High School. After moving to the Ashland VA area in his senior...
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Kathryn Hanna Honan

October 19, 1950 - June 24, 2016

Kathryn Louise Hanna Honan, 65, of Ruther Glen died Friday, June 24, 2016 at Memorial Regional Center. Born in Danville, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late David P. and Mary Siebert Hanna. She was a 1972 graduate of Mary Washington College and had retired from Cy-care. After retiring, because of her love of reading she visited the Dawn Library and Pamunkey Regional Library to become...
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Allie Margaret Pitcock

March 16, 1920 - June 21, 2016

Allie Margaret Pitcock, 96, of Decatur died Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Born in Oak Grove, Virginia, to Allan & Minnie Combs, Mrs. Pitcock was a graduate of Oak Grove High School. She was a member of 16th Avenue Baptist Church, Decatur, AL. She was a warm loving person who touched so many hearts, even in her final days. She loved her family, God & her Church family. She had a passion for life and...
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Earl Chilton, Jr.

August 2, 1926 - June 20, 2016

Earl Chilton, Jr., 89, of Bowling Green died Monday, June 20, 2016. Born in Fredericksburg, he was the son of the late Earl and Mary Mills Chilton and a longtime member Bowling Green Baptist Church. Earl retired after 23 years of service in the United States Air Force. While stationed in Newfoundland, he was the charter Commander of the American Legion Post there. After retiring from the Air...
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Jack Preston Dove

July 10, 1953 - June 19, 2016

Jack P. Dove passed away peacefully at home on June the 19th following an epic life that was lived to the fullest. He is preceded in death by his father, Roland; mother, Edith; and brother, Roy. He is survived by his sister, Debi Peyton (Roger); niece, Suzanne Dove; nephews, Josh, Jake, and Zack; sister-in-law, Theresa Dove; great niece, Isabella Peyton; his infamous cat; "Catfish" and many...
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Linda Whittman

June 26, 1951 - June 19, 2016

Linda Lee Whittman, 64, of Ruther Glen, Virginia, was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father Nelson Embry. She is survived by her mother, Mary; 4 brothers, Nelson, Raymond, Jack and Tommy; 5 sisters, Irma, Wanda, Brenda, Arlene and Marcy. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, the love of her life, James Edward Whittman; her daughter,...
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Laura Williams Pickett

August 7, 1922 - June 18, 2016

Laura W. Pickett, 93, of Woodford, VA died peacefully Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital with her son James at her side. She was born at home in Stone, Kentucky on August 7, 1922, a daughter of the late James Arthur Williams and Arminda Williamson Williams. She was the widow of V. Houston Pickett. She was preceded in death by two sons Charles Houston Pickett and David...
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George Roland Galyen

February 16, 1938 - June 15, 2016

George Roland Galyen, 78, of Chilesburg, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at his home.Born in Chilesburg, he was raised at Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Shirley Harvey and Kathy Whiteside; a brother, Roger; his caretaker, Julie Cauthorne and her husband, Frank and special friends, Jack Mines and Eddie Cauthorne; two nephews and four nieces; twelve great-nieces and nephews...
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Homer L Earl, Jr

October 29, 1932 - June 14, 2016

Homer L. Earl, Jr., 83 of Ruther Glen, formerly of Watertown, NY passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016. He had retired after 37 years of service with the New York State Dept. of Transportation. Homer was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Shaw Brook Hunt Club. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Betty Earl; three children, Teresa Stein (Rick Dunham), Tim Earl (Patty) and Mike...
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Robert Leroy Seward

April 5, 1930 - June 11, 2016

Robert L. Seward, 86, of Colonial Beach, went home to be with Jesus June 11, 2016. He served his country first in the U.S. Navy and later retiring from the U.S. Air Force. He also retired from the General Motors Co. formerly GM Powertrain in Fredericksburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Seward and his wife, Celia C. Seward. He is survived by two sons; Tommy Seward of...
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Benny Llewwellyn Goldsborough

June 1, 1976 - June 10, 2016

Benny L. Goldsborough, 40 of King George, Virginia, formerly of Waldorf, Maryland passed away at his home, Friday, June 10, 2016. Born in Washington D.C., he and his father operated Goldleaf Painting. Survivors include his father, David L. Goldsborough; his fiancé, Kelly Sansbury; his mother, Libby Dean; his children, Brandon, Andrew and Madline Goldsborough; five sisters, Christmas West,...
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Mirna Lee Brown

April 1, 1970 - June 7, 2016

Mirna Joy Lee Brown, 46 of King George passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Born in El Salvador, Mirna lived in King George from the time she was 6 years old. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, King George. Her favorite vacations were spent in Nags Head and Massanutten. Mirna loved children and spent several years as a child caregiver. She was looking forward to her first grandchild...
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Thomas "TJ" Loving, Jr.

February 10, 1968 - June 6, 2016

Thomas W. "T.J." Loving, Jr., 48 of Sparta passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at his home surrounded by family and close friends. Born in Tappahannock, T.J. was an employee of Rappahannock Electric Co-op and loved the 28 years he worked there. In addition to his duties at REC, he was also chairman of their Project Big Heart. He was a life-long member of Salem Baptist Church in Sparta, where he...
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Richard J Casale

December 26, 1942 - June 5, 2016

Richard Casale passed away on June 5, 2016 at the age of 73. He was a gentle soul who never met a stranger and was a much beloved son, brother, and uncle. Richard was a fervent follower of Jesus Christ and taught all who would listen, the words to the "Lord's Prayer". His spiritual gift was the gift of music and he amazed everyone with his talent for playing the keyboards, by ear. Richard is...
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Julie Jenkins Marders

August 17, 1959 - June 2, 2016

Julie Jenkins Marders, 56, of Colonial Beach, passed away June 2, 2016. She was born August 17, 1959 to the late Edgar and Elizabeth "Jean" Jenkins. Julie is survived by her husband of 26 years Rodney J. Marders, her sons Benjamin Packett (Rosie) and Jason Marders (Lisa), her siblings George Edwards, James Edwards, Jeanne Acree, Jonie Ferrell, her grandchildren James Packett, Madison Shugars,...
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Nancy Marie McLaren

February 2, 1936 - May 30, 2016

Nancy M. McLaren, 80, of Woodford died Monday, May 30, 2016. Born in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late James and Anna Norman. She was the widow of John Ewing McLaren, Sr. She retired after 12 years from J. C. Penny and was working for CDS, a food sampler @ Costco. Survivors include her five children, Joan Ellen Duden, John Ewing McLaren, Jr. (Diana), Margaret Marie Myers (Robert...
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Mary Swisher

October 29, 1939 - May 30, 2016

Mary Ellen Summers Swisher, 76, of Bowling Green passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital. She was surrounded by her family, her faithful pastor Charles Tillapaugh, and her loving friend and caregiver Irene Bryant. Mary was the kindest, most sincere and joyous person anyone who encountered her had ever met. Her smile lit up a room and her laugh was unmistakable and...
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Leonard Thomas Laberdee'

April 9, 1952 - May 29, 2016

After a lengthy illness, Leonard has finally returned home. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 34 years, Elizabeth, (his Izzie); his beloved sons, Leonard Thomas and Michael Joseph. He was the beloved son-in-law of Theresa Krause and the late Joseph Krause. He was also survived by his brother, William and his wife, Laurel and nephew, Jessie as well as three sisters, Edith, Bonnie, and Robin...
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Lauraine Karen Dalen

November 12, 1936 - May 27, 2016

Lauraine Dalen passed away on May 27, at home with her family by her side. A veteran of the U.S. Women's Air Corps, Specialist 4th Class, she completed her service career as an editor for the Inspector General in the Department of Defense. Lauraine enjoyed her retirement: traveling, participating with Arlington Seniors, and gathering with family and friends. She is survived by her son...
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C. Temple Satterwhite

November 24, 1943 - May 25, 2016

Coleman Temple Satterwhite, 72, of Woodford, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Born in Spotsylvania, he was the son of the late John Walter Satterwhite and Lucille Mosely. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served during the Vietnam War and a recipient of a bronze star. He had retired after 38 years as a truck driver from E. M. Gray & Son. Survivors include his wife of almost 49 years,...
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Lewis Peyton Blanton

September 22, 1934 - May 15, 2016

Lewis Peyton Blanton, 81, of Bowling Green, died Sunday, May 15, 2016. Born in Balty, September 22, 1934, he was the son of the late John J. and Mary P. Blanton. Lewis was part owner of Blanton Trucking Company in Miford and was a grain farmer. He retired after 20 years from Fort A. P. Hill. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Smith Blanton; a daughter, Scarlet Hill Blanton;...
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James Elliott Goad

November 11, 1948 - May 13, 2016

James E. Goad, 67 of Bowling Green died Friday, May 13, 2016. Survivors include his wife, Betty Goad; four children, Laura Milam, Daniel Goad, Brian Goad and Jimmy Goad Jr.; three step children, Joe English, Robin Jones and Wayne English; two sisters, Patricia Basso and Marilyn Bowie; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling...
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Robert Phillips Lakin

September 18, 1943 - May 7, 2016

Robert P. "Bobby" Lakin, 72 of Sparta passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Sparta and longtime member of Salem Baptist Church. He graduated from Virginia Tech and had a career as an electrician for over 30 years. Bobby loved cooking for friends and family and his kitchen was affectionately named "Lakin's Tavern." Survivors include...
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Patricia Porter Gegor

March 19, 1947 - April 21, 2016

Patricia Porter Gegor, 69, died Thursday, April 21, 2016. Born in Pennsylvania, she was a 1964 graduate of Suitland High School in Maryland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Margaret Porter and her husband, Andrew Gegor. Survivors include two daughters, Andrea Carter (Matthew) and Angelic McCeney; a sister, Sylvia Jean Pickeral, several grandchildren, including her...
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"W" "V" (Doug) De'Loach

June 11, 1935 - April 18, 2016

"W" " V" (Doug) De'Loach, 80, of Woodford, died Monday, April 18, 2016 at his home. Born in Johnson County, Tennessee, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy L. De'Loach; a daughter, Rosa De'Loach-Hogue (David), four sons, Wesley De'Loach (Angela), Warren De'Loach, Wayne (Ileane), and Wyatt De'Loach (Beth); a sister, Hartince Brewer; two brothers, John De'Loach and Jack De'Loach;...
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Thomas E. Shook, Sr.

February 4, 1929 - April 16, 2016

Thomas E. Shook Sr., 87 of Willis, VA, formerly of Caroline County died Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Donna Shook; two children, Tom Shook (Deborah) and Glenda Robinson (Eddie); two brothers, Leroy Shook and Clyde Shook; four grandchildren, Jeff and Jason Shook and Keith and Eric Robinson and seven great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Savannah,...
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Barbara Brecar Young

September 6, 1938 - April 15, 2016

Barbara E. Young, 77 of Ruther Glen, formerly of Alexandria passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. Survivors include her children, Debbi Young, Troy Young, Dina Hendrickson and Kip Young; two sisters; two brothers; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 21st at 5:00 PM in the chapel of Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Online...
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James Morton Brooks

February 29, 1948 - April 13, 2016

James M. Brooks, 68 of Ruther Glen died Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Born in Caroline, he was the son of the late Archie and Dorothy Brooks. He had worked many years at Flying J and at the time of his death at the rest area at Ladysmith. Survivors include a sister, Nancy Gotobed and two brothers, Archie Brooks and Lewis Brooks. A visitation will be held 10-11 AM Saturday, April 16, 2016.
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Charlotte A. Seal

January 25, 1971 - April 12, 2016

Charlotte A. Seal, 45 of Milford died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at her home. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Bo Seal; two daughters, Ashley Pugh (Sean) and Amanda Seal (Kyle Cook); a son, Cliff Seal; her father, Frizzy Nelson; two brothers, Eddie Nelson (Sheila) and Jimmy Nelson (Cindy); one grandson on the way; her dogs, Zoe and Peaches and numerous nieces and nephews. She was...
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Carolyn Crichlow Fadely

August 23, 1922 - April 5, 2016

Carolyn Crichlow Fadely, 93, of Ruther Glen and formerly of Falls Church, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born August 23, 1922, in Mississippi, she was the daughter of John Bobb Crichlow and Ollie Tucker Crichlow. She was raised and educated in Cleveland, Mississippi. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Eugene Watts Fadely; two sisters, Mary Helen Beckman...
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Charles Zeke Miller

March 22, 2016

Charles J. "Zeke" Miller passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on March 22, 2016. He was a retired Navy Chief having served for 24 yrs. and a Software Engineer for 26 yrs. Charles was born in Sparta Wisconsin. After he graduated from Kaiserslautern High School in Germany he enlisted in the US Navy. He served with RVAH-1 which responded to the seizure of the USS Pueblo, RVAH-12 during...
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Shirley Ann Jones

June 21, 1941 - March 22, 2016

Shirley A. Jones, 74 of Milford passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Born in Caroline, she was a 1960 graduate of C.T. Smith High School in Ladysmith. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church at Sparta and had retired as the manager of the Colonial Variety in Bowling Green, after nearly 20 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Jones; her...
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Tyra Marie Brown

February 17, 2000 - March 20, 2016

Tyra Marie Brown, 16, died Sunday, March 20, 2016. Tyra was a sophomore at Manchester High School where she played soccer. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother, Christina Marie Barlow; her father, Burton Leon Brown, III; two brothers, Kamal Jovan Justice and Khalid Nathaniel Brown; a sister, Nakiyah Yanil Justice;...
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Michael Gerard Wholey

April 10, 1954 - March 15, 2016

Michael G. Wholey of Bowling Green, VA died Tuesday, March 15, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 10, 1954 in Fredericksburg, VA, he was the son of the late Col. Arthur G. and Mildred D. Wholey and the son-in-law of the late Dr. Arthur J. and Frances S. Martin. Mike was fondly remembered as a "Jack of all trades and a master of all arts!" His various work endeavors started...
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Charles Edward Woodbury

December 24, 1948 - March 14, 2016

Charles E. "Woody" Woodbury, 67, died unexpectedly, March 14, 2016. Born, December 24, 1948, he was the son of Charles and Bessie Matteson Woodbury of Castleton, VT. He was the oldest of seven children, grew up in Castleton, VT and was a 1966 graduate of West Rutland High School. Woody was well known in the automotive tire community in both Vermont and Virginia. Having sold tires for over 45...
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Dorothy Dottie Gravatt

December 28, 1940 - March 11, 2016

Dorothy R. Gravatt "Dottie", 75, died at home Friday, March 11, 2016. She was born in Richmond, Virginia, lived in Salem, Indiana for more than 30 years and was a retired child care worker. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest H. Gravatt. Survivors include two daughters; Melissa Hunter Gravatt-Holmes (Jeffrey Wayne) of Sellesrburg, Becky Gravatt Roach (Alan) of Houston TX, one son...
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Margaret Watts Adams

September 16, 1955 - March 7, 2016

Margaret Watts Adams, 60 of Ingleside, Texas, formerly of Milford passed away March 7, 2016. Survivors include her husband, Tom Kiorpes; two daughters, Katrina Wainwright and Michelle Crabtree; two grandchildren, Brendan and Chance; her mother, Margaret Watts; her brother, Gary Watts (Joyce); her sister, Teresa Surles (Doug) and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was...
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