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Our Obituaries

Wilbert C. "Billy" Lohr

May 9, 1922 - April 18, 2015

Wilbert C. "Billy" Lohr, Jr. 92 of Sparta died Saturday, April 18, 2015. Born in Uno, Virginia, he served in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. He lived for many years in Chester and retired from Fort Lee after 23 years of civil service. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church, the American Legion Post 284 for 56 years, the Sparta Ruritan Club and USA Water Ski. He was a national water...
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Anna Thomas Arnold

August 9, 1915 - April 18, 2015

Anna Thomas Arnold, 99, of Ruther Glen, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. Born in Caroline, she was a lifelong and active member of Concord Baptist Church. She was the widow of Edward L. Arnold, Sr.. Survivors include her six children, Jean A. Paris of Tennessee, Nancy A. Berger of Chester, Lucy A. Joyner of King and Queen, Edward L. Arnold, Jr. of Ruther Glen, Arlene A. Goodwin of Louisa and...
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Lewis Ritchardson Key

April 19, 1931 - April 14, 2015

Lewis R. Key, 83 of Bowling Green died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Batesville, Virginia, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Bowling Green United Methodist Church and had retired after 30 years of service at Ft. A.P. Hill. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Elliott Key; three children, Roger Key and his wife...
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Lori Guess

September 21, 1960 - April 12, 2015

Lori Guess, 54 of Woodford died suddenly on April 12, 2015. She is survived by her dog, Sammy; her horses, Rusty and Chuckie; many wonderful and dear friends; her sister, Dale Christensen of New Hampshire; her brother in law, Steve Christensen of NH; her brother, John Oldenburg of Texas; her sister, Kathy Carroll-Rodgers of Pennsylvania; seven nephews and two nieces. A memorial gathering...
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Marjorie May Garrett

February 20, 1927 - April 10, 2015

Marjorie May Garrett, 88, of Emerald Isle, NC, formerly of Rappahannock Academy, VA, died at her home in Emerald Isle on April 10, 2015, surrounded by her family. Marjorie was born February 20, 1927, to Roger L. and Audra M. Virts Daniels in Arlington, VA. She attended Bladensburg High School in Maryland. Marjorie married James LeFoe Garrett of Rappahannock Academy on September 25, 1943, and was...
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Donna Sue Gayle

August 12, 1960 - April 8, 2015

Donna Sue Collier Gayle 54, of Mechanicsville passed away on April 8, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Donna was preceded in death by her father, Herman Collier. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 25 years, Edwin Gayle; mother, Fleta Collier; two children, Tina (Steven) Manson, Bill Collier; two grandchildren, Savannah and Morgan Manson; siblings, Chris (Donna) Collier...
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Betty Lee Askins Beazley

July 31, 1926 - April 8, 2015

Betty Lee (Askins)Beazley, 88, passed away on April 8, 2015 at her home in Mechanicsville. Betty Lee was born in Washington DC and educated in Fairfax and Caroline counties. She graduated from Pan American Business School. After graduation, she was employed in federal government positions in Washington DC and in Richmond. Her last employment was Deputy Treasurer for the Treasurer's Office in...
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Rebecca Ellen Thomas

April 29, 1948 - April 4, 2015

Ellen D. Thomas, 66 of Ladysmith, died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at her home. Survivors include her husband, Larry Thomas; her daughter, Tina Field Watson (Lowell); three sisters, Judy Richardson, Bobbie Bylilly and Polly Durrett; her foster brother, John Childress; her sister in law, Ella J. Durrett; her grandson, Matthew Field (Ashley) and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in...
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Ethel Andrews Barlow

March 3, 1922 - April 2, 2015

Ethel Andrews Barlow, 93, of Ruther Glen died Thursday, April 2, 2015. Ethel was a longtime and active member of Concord Baptist Church and had retired from the Hanover Commissioner of Revenue. She was the widow of Francis M. Barlow, Sr. Survivors include three children, Francis M. Barlow, Jr., Michael Barlow, and Valerie B. Gordon; eight grandchildren, Crystal Rozell, Fran Satterwhite,...
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Vergie Arnold Dutton

July 27, 1929 - April 1, 2015

Dutton, Vergie Elizabeth Arnold, 85, of Richmond, Virginia passed away on April 1. She was predeceased by her husband, Elgin F. Dutton. She is survived by her sons, Jerry D. Dutton (Paula) and John F. Dutton (Lisa); grandchildren, Jill Dutton Goodman and Jessica Dutton Smith (Bobby), Justine Dutton, Jake Dutton and Julianne Dutton; four great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Laster(Bud) of ...
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Cindy Ann Duffer Matern

June 20, 1957 - March 27, 2015

Cindy Ann Duffer Matern Cindy, 57 years young, passed away March 27, 2015, at her home in Ladysmith, Virginia. She was born in Sandston, Virginia and graduated from Midlothian High School in 1975. She moved to the Stafford area in 1981 where she began her career as the Aquatics Director with the County of Stafford Parks and Recreation. Through her 12 year career as the Aquatics Director...
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Joshua Devin Wormley

February 20, 1993 - March 20, 2015

Joshua Devin Wormley, 22, of Bowling Green, died suddenly Friday, March 20, 2015. Joshua was a devoted son to Cathy Wright and Vincent Wormley; a devoted father, to his son, Avery Wormley and his daughter, Preston Long; a longtime girlfriend, Brittany Jessup; his step-mother, Lisa Wormley; his brother, Corey Mann; a step-sister, Margarita Garcia, maternal grandparents, Pat and David Wright; ...
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William Patrick Bolecek

October 17, 1914 - March 19, 2015

William Patrick Bolecek, 100 years old, of Woodford, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was surrounded by his loving family. William was born in Caroline County VA, to the late Louis and Mary Bolecek and spent the majority of his life on the family farm. He was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corp....
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Thomas Paul Hennis

June 12, 1949 - March 18, 2015

Mr. Thomas Paul Hennis, 65, of Ruther Glen died Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Born in Ohio, he was the son of the late Donovan and Esther Hennis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Thomas Hennis. He had retired as a welder at F. M. Barlow, Jr. Hauling. Survivors include his son, Thomas P. Hennis, Jr., a daughter, Jennifer Hennis; a sister, Caroline, and two granddaughters, Sienna...
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Christopher Joseph DiNovi

August 14, 1966 - March 10, 2015

On the morning of March 10, 2015, Christopher Joseph DiNovi passed away unexpectedly. He was 48 years old. Born on August 14, 1966, in Jamaica, Queens, New York, he is survived by his wife, Erin DiNovi; sons, Samuel and Jacob DiNovi; mother, Helga DiNovi; mother-in-law Barbara Davidson all of Ruther Glen, VA; and brother, Michael DiNovi, sister-in-law Karen, DiNovi and niece, Alexandra DiNovi of...
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Francis Paul Landry

April 13, 1926 - March 10, 2015

Francis "Paul" Landry, 88, of Ruther Glen died Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Born in Louisiana, Mr. Landry was a U. S. Navy veteran of WWII and a U. S. Army reservist during the Vietnam and Korean conflicts; an auditor with the U. S. Government and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death his parents, Britmar and Camille Landry and a twin brother, Britmar Landry. He is...
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Richard Northup "Dick" Lancto

February 20, 1932 - March 4, 2015

Richard "Dick" Northup Lancto, 83, of Bowling Green passed away peacefully on March 4, 2015, following a brief illness. Born in North Adams, MA, Richard was the son of the late Alvin and Ruth (Northup) Lancto. He attended Williamstown High School, Williamstown, MA and Christian Brothers Academy Prep School in Albany, NY. He was a member of the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was...
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Samuel Edwin Johnson

September 21, 1927 - March 2, 2015

Samuel E. Johnson, 87 of Asheville, NC, formerly of Caroline County, passed away into the arms of our heavenly father on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Solace Hospice in Asheville, North Carolina, surrounded by is loving family. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Anne Johnson; his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy Lowrance and Mark and two grandchildren, Martha and Lawson Lowrance all of...
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Douglas Charles Stegle

December 3, 1960 - March 2, 2015

Douglas Charles Stegle, 54 of Woodbridge died Monday March 2, 2015. Survivors include his daughter, Victoria A. Stegle of Alexandria; two sisters, Laurene Cunningham of Mount Pleasant, SC and Laurele Barton of East Northport , NY; a brother, Matthew Stegle of Frederick, MD. The family will receive friends at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, VA on Thursday, March 5th from 10:00am – 12...
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Katherine A. Loving

August 27, 1921 - February 28, 2015

Mrs. Katherine A. Loving completed her journey into eternal rest in her heavenly home on Feb. 28, 2015 at Bowling Green Health and Rehab. She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her daughters Gertie Loving, Bea Bridgmon, and Lynn Shaw (Sam); five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; her cat and several furry grandbabies. A private memorial celebration...
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Barbara Carper Martin

January 23, 1934 - February 26, 2015

Barbara Carper Martin, 81 of Spotsylvania died Thursday, February 26, 2015. Born in Covington, Virginia, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis O. Martin and her granddaughter, Heather M. Lester. She loved going to the beach, cooking holiday meals, sewing, and most of all spending time with her family. Survivors include eight children, Lewis "Buddy" Martin, Dennis Martin, Barbara...
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Cecil Edward Robinson, Jr.

April 10, 1928 - February 20, 2015

Cecil Edward Robinson, Jr., 86, of Ruther Glen, died Friday, February 20, 2015. Mr. Robinson was born in North Carolina and later moved to New Kent where he was a farmer for many years. In 1973, he moved to Caroline where he owned and operated Robinson Electric and was a member of Wright's Chapel UMC. He played bass guitar for many years and loved playing golf. He is survived by his wife...
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Harry Thomas Newman, Sr.

January 25, 1944 - February 16, 2015

Harry Thomas Newman Sr, 71, of Woodford Virginia, died Monday, February 16, 2015. He was born on January 25, 1944, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a son of the late George Oscar Newman and Pearl Muraski Newman. Harry joined the Marine Corp after high school in 1961, where he served in Vietnam and several tours in Okinawa. In 1983, after serving his country for 22 years, he retired with his family...
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Helen Walton Hughes

January 29, 1920 - February 9, 2015

Helen W. Hughes, 95 of Woodford, formerly of Yorktown, died Monday, February 9, 2015. She was the widow of James Marshal Hughes and had retired from NASA at Langley Research Center in Hampton. She is survived by three children, Deane Hughes Harker (Chris), James Marshal Hughes II (Sue) and Sandra Hughes Shackelford; three granddaughters, Elizabeth "Buffey" Anderson, Edith "Miss-e" Sailes and...
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Emmett Arthur Hart

November 1, 1933 - February 6, 2015

Emmett Arthur Hart, 81 of Bowling Green died Friday February 6, 2015. Born in Caroline, he had retired from RF&P Railroad. He was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Elizabeth Dobowicz. Survivors include his daughters, Joanne, Patsy, Lori and Kathy; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. There will be a private gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial...
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Frances B. Gatewood

December 3, 1921 - February 2, 2015

Frances B. Gatewood, 93 of Bowling Green died Monday February 2, 2015 at her home. She was the widow of Franklin Gatewood, a lifelong resident of Caroline and was the oldest living member of Milford Presbyterian Church. Frances had retired as a deputy Treasurer of Caroline County, having served under three elected Treasurers. Survivors include her son, Douglas Gatewood (Rose Mary); two grandsons,...
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Oldham McNeal Delano, Jr.

April 17, 1956 - January 28, 2015

Oldham McNeal "Neal" Delano, Jr., 58 went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 28, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents Oldham and Virginia Ann Delano. He is survived by two sisters, Diane Delano Wilder (Phillip) of Bowling Green and Sylvia Delano Fogg of St. Stephens Church; a brother, Glenn Delano of Edwardsville and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Neal was...
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Robert Thurston Wright

August 10, 1946 - January 19, 2015

Robert T. "Bob" Wright, 68 of Bowling Green, Va. died Monday Jan. 19, 2015 at his home. Born in Massachusetts, he served as the Deputy Commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill in Caroline County. Prior to being selected for Fort A.P. Hill Mr. Wright served as a Senior Specialist for the Regional Installation Support Team (RIST) with Atlantic Region of the Installation Management Command at...
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Richard Eugene Mills

February 26, 1938 - January 13, 2015

Richard E. Mills, 76 of Bowling Green died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Richard had retired from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative as a District Manager after 43 years. He then went back to work at the Co-op as a temporary employee for 11 more years, giving him 54 years of total service. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodge and a former member of...
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David S. Spicer

January 1, 1931 - January 12, 2015

David Smither Spicer of Charlottesville died Monday, January 12, 2015 at a local hospital, surrounded by family. He was 84 years old. Born January 1, 1931 in Keswick, Virginia, he was the son of the late Thomas E. Spicer, Sr. and Camille Smither Spicer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Roger Denney, Jr. Mr. Spicer served his country during the Korean...
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Flora Powers Wirt

May 19, 1939 - January 6, 2015

Flora Powers Wirt, 75, of Richmond died Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Survivors include her husband William Wirt: two children, William E. Stallings, Jr. and Ann Beale; and two grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at Branch Baptist Church, 3400 Broad Rock Boulevard, Richmond, VA. 23234. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive...
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Gail Sanders

September 19, 1942 - January 4, 2015

Angelus Gay "Gail" Sanders, 72 of Bowling Green, Virginia passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 4, 2015 in Mary Washington Hospital. Gail was born in Princeton, West Virginia, September 19, 1942 and attended Princeton High School. She was happily married to Douglas Sanders for 55 years. She was a military wife for 16 years, raising her children while Doug was away...
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Rebecca Shupe Dement

July 20, 1952 - January 2, 2015

Rebecca Shupe Dement, 62 of Bowling Green, died Friday January 2, 2015 in St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond. Born in Wytheville, Virginia, she was the widow of William Sherman Dement. Survivors include her children, Trina Boullion, Michael Howard, John Howard and Christopher Dement; two sisters, Glenna S. Sawyers and Dorothy S. Mongold; eleven grandchildren, Cyanna, Cierra, Kristen, Larissa,...
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Rose Elizabeth Ernest

September 16, 1925 - December 26, 2014

Rose E. Ernest, 89 of Bowling Green died Friday, December 26, 2014 in Mary Washington Hospital. Survivors include her children, Patricia A. Ernest of Bowling Green, Sandra E. Smith (Norman) of Indialantic, FL and David M. Ernest (Amy) of Ruther Glen and three grandchildren, Ashley L. Smith of Denver, CO, Kevin M. Smith of Nashville, TN and Emily R. Ernest of Ruther Glen. She was preceded in death...
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Dorothy Parisek Bruce

April 21, 1933 - December 24, 2014

Dorothy P. Bruce, 81 of Woodford passed away peacefully, Wednesday December 24, 2014 in Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center. She was the widow of James Irving Bruce, a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church and she devoted her life to providing a loving home for her family. She was a wonderful cook, loved her dogs and enjoyed raising flowers. Survivors include her children, Barbara B....
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Dorothy Dottie Beazley

May 12, 1945 - December 20, 2014

Dorothy "Dottie" Howard Beazley, 69 of Bowling Green died Saturday, December 20, 2014. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Scotchtown Ward. She will be remembered for her dedication to her family and to the Lord. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Hugh C. Beazley Jr; four children, Donna Whittaker (Troy),...
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William Russell Beach

December 10, 1947 - December 18, 2014

William (Bill) Beach Jr. left this life on December 18th, 2014 from medical complications during a courageous fight against brain cancer. He had turned 67 on December 10th. Bill was a Caroline County-based builder/developer from 1997 - 2012, providing homes for hundreds of families throughout Virginia and Maryland. He was on one of the original Business Advisory Boards in the county. He retired...
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Daniel Stuart Curran

January 14, 1956 - December 18, 2014

Daniel S. Curran, 58, of Bowling Green died Thursday, December 18, 2014. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, and son. Dan had a unique sense of humor and enjoyed expressing it to his friends and family. Dan was an avid duck hunter and boatsman who loved being on the water hunting, crabbing, and being the captain of the boat. As a U.S. Navy veteran, he served his country in the Vietnam War....
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Russell Thomas "Jaws" Dibble

March 31, 1955 - December 11, 2014

Russell Thomas Dibble "Jaws", 59, of Woodford died December 11, 2014 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center,. Born in Pennsylvania, he was a devoted family man. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marilyn K. Dibble; two sons, Ray and Scott Dibble both of Woodford; a brother, Pat Dibble of Beaverdam; three sisters, Gloria Birdsall of Pennyan, NY, Cindy Ritchey and Carol Gardner both of...
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Harry Robert Ehring

September 9, 1930 - December 10, 2014


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Lynn Turner Carter

December 6, 1956 - December 10, 2014

Lynn Turner Carter, 58,on the afternoon of Dec 10, 2014, Lynn, 58 passed away surrounded by family at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC, as a result of liver disease. Lynn Carter was born in Milford, VA, in Caroline County on December 6, 1956. He was the first son of Shirley Downs and Edwin "Putt" Carter. Raised in Milford, VA, Lynn enjoyed hunting, fishing, and baseball...
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James Douglas "J. D." Pennington

October 3, 1933 - December 10, 2014

James Douglas "J. D. "Pennington, 81, of Woodford, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital. J. D. was a U. S. Navy veteran, had retired as an engineer from Fort Belvoir after 20 years of service, owned and operated Wagon Wheel Farm Riding Staples, Inc. for more than 20 years, a member of Caroline Moose Lodge, and IBEW #70 in Washington, D.C. Survivors include his wife...
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Bobby Driskell

July 4, 1963 - December 8, 2014

Bobby C. Driskell, 51 of Ruther Glen died Monday, December 8, 2014 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Tracy Driskell; four children, Geoffrey Driskell of Fredericksburg, Hagan Driskell (Katie) of Short Pump, Kimberly Driskell of Ruther Glen and Derek Driskell of Ruther Glen; his parents, Cleiland and Lucy Driskell of Alabama; two sisters, Opal Catrett (Tommy) and Gana Atchison both of...
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Charles Mullins

June 19, 1932 - December 7, 2014

Charles P. Mullins, 82 of Memphis, TN, formerly of Ruther Glen, died Sunday December 7, 2014 at his home. Survivors include his daughter, Michele Linton of Memphis; his son, Billy Mullins of North Carolina; his sister, Ethel Ward of Pilgrim Knob, VA; grandchildren, Katie Linton of Memphis, Macy Linton of Baton Rouge and Chelsea Mullins of North Carolina; a great grandson, Charles Linton of...
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Jack Eryl Townsend

January 12, 1926 - November 22, 2014

Jack E. Townsend, 88 of Dahlgren died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born January 12, 1926 in San Diego, he was the son of the late Navy Captain Arthur M. Townsend and Nietta King Townsend. His father, a Navy officer, was assigned to a ship at Pearl Harbor and Jack and his family lived overlooking the base. As a high school student, he witnessed the Japanese planes...
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Joseph Edward Anstett, Jr.

August 22, 1938 - November 19, 2014

Joseph Edward Anstett, Jr., 76, of Ruther Glen, passed away on November 19 after a short but bravely fought battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Edward Anstett, Sr. and Martha Durrett Anstett; his sisters, Emily Anstett and Alfreda Davis. He is survived by his loving wife, Jo Anne; three sons, Joey (Rhonda), Mike (Karen and Stephen (Tammy); stepchildren, Eric,...
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James Jimmy Ayers

April 28, 1934 - November 17, 2014

James "Jimmy" Rogers Ayers passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Richmond. He was born on April 28, 1934 and raised in Caroline County. He was the son of Grace Garnett and Howard O'Neal Ayers. He worked as a press operator for the Caroline Progress before moving to Richmond and retiring from the Virginia State Transportation Print Shop. He loved family and friends and visited often...
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Paul Alan Cox

April 10, 1935 - November 17, 2014

Paul A. Cox, 79, went to Jesus on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was the son of William Moten and Virgie Reed Cox in Indian Valley, VA. He was preceded in death by a brother, Mickey Eugene Cox. He is survived by is loving wife, Bernice Taylor Cox, two children, Paul, Jr and his wife, Debbie and his daughter, Teresa Cox Stephenson, and her husband, Brian; four grandchildren, Carl and Addison Cox...
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Mildred K. Durrett

February 9, 1921 - November 17, 2014

Mildred K. Durrett, 93, of Ruther Glen passed away November 17, 2014 surrounded by her family at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeter N. Durrett, Sr., her son, Jeter N. "Buster" Durrett, Jr.; five brothers and four sisters. She is survived by four daughters, Judith D. Richardson (Marvin), Barbara D. Bylilly, Ellen Thomas (Larry) E. P. "Polly" Durrett; one foster son, John...
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Alease "Hoppy" Nelson

February 1, 1951 - November 14, 2014

Alease "Hoppy" Nelson, 63 of Mechanicsville passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 14, 2014. She was a longtime resident of Caroline County and was preceded in death by her parents, Beulah and Arnell Nelson and her brother, Phillip Pitts. Survivors include her life partner, Bob Armbrust; siblings, James Pitts, Patsy Hakim, Edward A. Nelson, Robert W. Nelson, Overton "Oakie" Nelson, Margie...
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Aimee Whittaker Floyd

March 17, 1977 - November 6, 2014

Aimee Whittaker Floyd died November 6, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. Although Aimee's short walk through life has been filled with many struggles she lived with an abundance of love and strength of spirit that touched everyone who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss her devoted husband Chad Floyd, her beloved parents, Fred and Cookie Whittaker, uncles and aunts Kenny and...
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Berniece Pollard Beazley

January 14, 1927 - November 6, 2014

Berniece Pollard Beazley, 87 of Alps in Caroline County died Thursday November 6, 2014 at home. Born in Caroline, she was a longtime member of Salem Baptist Church in Sparta. Survivors include her husband, Gordon Beazley; her daughter, Bernice Rowe of Gloucester; her grandchildren, Mary Rowe and Henry C. Rowe, Jr. and her three great grandchildren, Sarah Rowe, Amelia Rowe-Bardeen and Oliver...
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Edna Barksdale Miller

May 19, 1930 - November 2, 2014

Edna G. Miller, 84 of Bowling Green passed away Sunday November 2, 2014 at her home. Born in Vernon Hill, Virginia, she had lived in California for over thirty years and had retired from the U.S. Postal Service in North Holland, California. After retirement, she and her husband moved to Bowling Green to be near family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard A. Miller. Survivors...
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Anne Seal Martin

July 24, 1947 - November 2, 2014

Anne S. Martin, 67 of Shumansville died Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Memorial Regional Medical Center. She had been a hairdresser for over 40 years and worked last as a stylist at J.C. Penney in Fredericksburg. Survivors include her husband, "Teddy Bear" Martin; her two sons, Tony and Bobby Martin; her sister, Mary Jane Martin; her grandson, Cole Martin and nephew, Chris Martin. The family...
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Joan Frances Stravinsky

August 8, 1936 - October 30, 2014

Joan Frances Stravinsky, 78 of Ruther Glen died Thursday, October 30, 2014. Formerly of South Boston, Massachusetts, she had served in the United States Navy and had retired as a nurse anesthetist at Johnston – Willis Hospital in Richmond. Survivors include three sisters, Alice Nee of South Boston MA, Claire O'Brien of Hingham MA and Terese Stravinsky of Dorchester MA. She was preceded in...
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Cynthia Ellen Hayes

September 26, 1979 - October 9, 2014

Cynthia E. Hayes, 35 of Ruther Glen died Thursday, October 9, 2014. Survivors include her husband, Jay Lipscomb and five children, Pleasant, Jerry, Charlie, Ellie and Thomas Lipscomb. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 PM in Wrights Chapel United Methodist Church, Ladysmith. www.storkefuneralhome.com
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Joan Vanessa Cleary

November 5, 1959 - October 9, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of Joan Vanessa Cleary announces her passing after a long battle against Cancer. Joan, 54, passed away at home surrounded by her family on October 9th, 2014. Joan was born in Richmond on November 5, 1959, and is the daughter of the late John and Marjorie Cleary. She is survived by her sisters Jean Cleary Seymour, Lori Cleary Samuels and Elise Cleary...
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Timothy Ashton Carter

August 27, 1962 - September 27, 2014

Timothy Ashton Carter, 52, of Mechanicsville, died Sat. Sept. 27, 2014. Timothy had retired from Verizon, an avid hunter and fisherman he was a lifelong member of the Beaverdam Hunt Club. Survivors include his wife, Lorrie Benton Carter; his parents, Jimmy and Linda Carter; four children, Candice, Samuel, James and Katherine Carter; a brother, Paul Carter, and three grandchildren, Brittany,...
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Margaret Lillian Lenox Ward

December 4, 1927 - September 18, 2014

Margaret Lillian Lenox Ward, 86, died peacefully on September 18, 2014. Born December 4, 1928, she was the daughter of Hellen Hoskins and Albert Lenox. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband George Vincent Ward and her son Jack Ward. She is survived by her son, Charles F. Ward; daughter Patricia Doty; daughter, Alicia Marcinkowski; son, George Ward; daughter, Karen DeWitt; and her son,...
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Daisy Pitts Smithers

August 2, 1927 - September 15, 2014

Daisy Pitts Smithers, 87 of Bowling Green died Monday, September 15, 2014 in Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center. Born in Caroline, she was the daughter of the late Bennie and Lelia Pitts. She had worked at Ft. A.P. Hill and retired from the Caroline Social Services Department. Daisy was a longtime, active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bowling Green and was the widow of Gordon E. Smithers...
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Timothy Allen Burton

December 31, 1963 - September 1, 2014

Timothy A. Burton, 50 of Ruther Glen died Monday, September 1, 2014. Survivors include his son, Matt Burton; his daughter, D.J. Burton; his parents, Jeanette and Bill Burton; four brothers, William D. Burton Jr., Michael W. Burton; Terry E. Burton (his twin) and Kenneth L. Burton and a grandson, Mason Wade Burton. A memorial service will be held Wednesday evening September 10th at 6:00 PM...
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Kenneth Thomas Eagan, Jr.

July 4, 1944 - August 26, 2014

Kenneth Thomas "Kenny" Egan Jr., 70 of Bowling Green VA, formerly of Louisiana, died Tuesday August 26, 2014 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He had retired as a Chief in the United States Navy after 21 years of service. After his retirement he had a career as an automotive instructor at the Louisiana Technical College, Huey P. Long Campus and also traveled the country for NATEF...
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Harmin C. Christian

November 8, 1936 - August 24, 2014

Harmin C. Christian, 77 of Bowling Green, died Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his sisters, Ethel Vaughan of Gate City, Geneva Foster of Ruther Glen and Jeweldene Christian of Bowling Green and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings, Clarence, Frank, James, Oscar and Gene Christian and Martha Swecker. The family...
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Carolyn Harless Whittaker

August 3, 1940 - August 20, 2014

Carolyn Harless Whittaker, 74, of Scottsville died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Carolyn was born August 3, 1940 in Summersville, WV to the late Victor and Hattie Harless. She was a longtime member of Arvonia Christian Fellowship Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Cleveland S. Whittaker, Sr.; a son, Cleveland "Smitty" Whittaker;...
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Rachel Virginia Noel

November 11, 1921 - August 19, 2014

Rachel Virginia Noel, 92, of Spotsylvania, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Everett M. Noel, and her great grandson, Jeremy Scott Hamrick. She is survived by her two daughters, Joyce Hamrick and Sandra Noel; six grandchildren, DeAnna, Sherril, Marvin, Clyde Jr., Ronnie and Sommers, thirteen great...
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Donald Wayne Day

May 26, 1959 - August 18, 2014

Donald Wayne Day, 55 of Ruther Glen died Monday August 18, 2014. Survivors include his parents, Donald and Ruby Day; his children, Brandie Stephens and Crystal and Daniel Day; siblings, Tony Day, Robert Day, Rachel Thomas, Rita Mines and Betty Bunch; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family will receive friends at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, Tuesday, August 19th...
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Michael Ray Johnson

August 9, 1960 - August 15, 2014

Michael Ray Johnson, 54, of Rappahannock Academy, died Friday, August 15, 2014. Survivors include his mother, Ruth Johnson; wife, Tammy Johnson; daughter, Katelyn Johnson; three brothers, Donald Mockabee (Brandi), Steven Johnson (Cindy), and James F. Johnson (Patricia); a sister, Betty Renfrew (John), a granddaughter, Alexandira and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his...
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Marcia Ann McOmber Hayes

July 28, 1952 - August 15, 2014

Marcia Ann McOmber Hayes, 62 went with our Lord on August 15, 2014. She married Audubon Layne "Audie" Hayes in 1976. She expects him to meet her once again in heaven someday. She also leaves behind two sons, Jason Audubon Hayes and his wife, Jessica and Brandon Dale Hayes and his wife, Clarissa, of whom, she was very proud of and expects them to live full lives with Jesus Christ as their...
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Richard Leroy Mercilliott

May 31, 1937 - August 8, 2014

Richard L. Mercilliott, 77 died on August 8, 2014 after enduring a long illness. Richard was born in Washington, DC and was the son of James Mercilliott and Florence King Mercilliott. Richard graduated from Anacostia High School in 1956 and married his high school sweetheart, Lynn Shaw in 1957. Richard was a pipefitter and a member of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators...
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Alta Elizabeth Williams

April 14, 1942 - August 7, 2014

Liz Williams, 72 of Ruther Glen died Thursday, August 7, 2014 at her home. Survivors include her husband, Frank Williams; eight children, Kenny Ray Forrester, Paula Allison, Karen Schools, Connie Ross, Stacy Schools, Richard Schools, Eddie Williams and Angie Stanley; three sisters, Effie Federline, Edna McCracken and Joann Grubbs; 22 grandchildren; five great grandchildren and her best friend...
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James Summerville Jefferson

May 31, 1941 - August 2, 2014

James Summerville Jefferson, 73, died Saturday, August 2, 2014 at his home in Ruther Glen, Virginia. A longtime resident of Caroline County, Jim was born in Richmond, Virginia, son of Thomas Jefferson, Jr. and Bessie Summerville Jefferson. A graduate of Christ Church High School, Jim attended NC State University, served in the U. S. Army in Vietnam, and after service graduated from American...
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Jerry Woodrow Bailey

August 10, 1942 - July 25, 2014

Jerry W. Bailey, 71, of Ladysmith, departed this life on July 25, 2014. He will be remembered often by his family: Ruth Howell (mother), Mary Bailey (wife), Bonnie Martin (sister), one nephew, five nieces, 14 great-nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Jerry was well known for his long service with the Va. Dept. of Forestry and his passion for fishing. A memorial...
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Margaret Elizabeth Cannon

March 5, 1938 - July 22, 2014

Margaret Elizabeth Hart Cannon, 76 of Woodford died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at her home. Survivors include her husband, Claude E. Cannon; sons, Daniel Lee Cannon, Timothy Lewis Cannon and Claude E. Cannon Jr.; brothers, Wilson Hart, Georgie Hart and James Henry Hart; eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held later. In lieu of flowers,...
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Mildred "Millie" Burruss

November 3, 1929 - July 17, 2014

Mildred B. "Millie" Burruss, 84 of Milford died Thursday July 17, 2014 at her home. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and had retired after 32 years as the Post Commander's secretary at Fort A.P. Hill. She was a devoted wife, mother and MeMe. Survivors include her husband, Billy Burruss; her daughter, Debbie Kay (Ronnie); her granddaughter, Heather Gilbert (Wayne); her sister,...
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Doris Reynolds Leake

December 23, 1934 - July 16, 2014

Doris Reynolds Leake, 79, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She is survived by her son, Wayne O. Leake of Mechanicsville; a daughter, Bonnie Fincher of Spotsylvania; grandchildren, Jenifer Leake, Timothy Fincher and a great granddaughter, Ariana Leake; beloved nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Ian Munter, Ethan Munter, Karen and Don Mills, Theresa Hancock,...
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Russel Greg Collins

March 25, 1960 - July 15, 2014

Russel Greg Collins "Rusty" of Fairfax, VA, passed away on July 15, 2014. Beloved husband of 14 years to Pennie Collins. Cherished son of John and Margaret Collins. Father of Marshall and Allessia. Grandfather to Aaliyh, Kayleigh and Jorge. Brother to Pamela Peters and Janice Collins. Predeceased by his brother Randel Collins. The family will receive friends at the Everly Funeral...
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Genevieve Powers Davis

January 28, 1922 - July 10, 2014

Genevieve Thornton Powers Davis, 92, of Port Royal moved on to a "larger life", surrounded by her family at her home on Thursday, July 10, 2014. She was born on January 28, 1922 during the "Knickerbocker Snowstorm" at her family home, Bell Town, in Port Royal, Virginia. The farm later became part of Cooke Camp Site of Fort A.P. Hill. She was the first of four children and at the age 14, began...
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Vera Golden Lacks

May 7, 1922 - July 6, 2014

Vera G. Lacks, 92 of Rappahannock Academy died Sunday July 6, 2014 in Richmond. She had retired from FMC in Fredericksburg. Survivors include her daughters Elaine R. Powers and Jewell Pitts (Clyde); two grandchildren, Stephanie Whitley (Wayne) and David Powers; eight great grandchildren, Jennifer Daniels, David Powers, Samantha Powers, Jessica Whitley, Ethan Whitley, Hollie Whitley, Dalton...
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John G. Garrett

February 18, 1917 - July 6, 2014

Rev. John G. Garrett, 97, of Moss Neck, Caroline County, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at home on his beloved farm. Rev. Garrett was born on the same farmland on February 18, 1917. As a child, he grew to love and appreciate this land. He farmed it with his late wife, Lois and their two children before answering a call to Christian ministry. He served as pastor for Baptist churches...
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James P. Logan

April 5, 1963 - July 2, 2014

James P. "Jimmy" Logan, 51 of Woodford died July 2, 2014 at his home. He had graduated from Model Secondary School for the Deaf at Gallaudet University and had been a longtime employee of Kings Dominion. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed BMX racing. Survivors include his brother, John Logan and his wife, Anne; his niece Julia Logan; his biological mother, Ginny Nimpfer and biological brother,...
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Thelma Nelson Byrd

April 10, 1932 - June 26, 2014

Thelma Nelson Byrd, 82, of Milford, peacefully, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014. She had been a resident of Golden Living Center for the past four months after a brief illness following a stroke. She is survived by her daughter, Wanda B. Fortune (John), of Spotsylvania; a son, Michael Byrd (Sonia) of Milford; a granddaughter, Leslie Spencer (Jason) of Bowling Green; a...
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Juanita G Floyd

November 21, 1928 - June 24, 2014

Juanita G. Floyd, 85, of Ruther Glen, died at her home Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Survivors include her daughter, Robbyn S. Lynch; four sons, Colmon O. Foster, Don E. Foster, Jimmy A. Foster and Ted J. Foster; a brother, Jack Abbott; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Warren Floyd. A funeral service will be held 2 PM Friday, June...
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Myrtle "Rae" Covington Gatewood

September 13, 1920 - June 22, 2014

Rae Covington Gatewood, 93, formerly of Bowling Green died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Manor Care Imperial. Rae was the widow of Carlton Ray Gatewood; a member of Bowling Green United Methodist Church and a retired postal clerk in Bowling Green. She is survived by two sons, Roger Carlton Gatewood and Michael Lee Gatewood both of Austin, Texas; a son-in-law, Edward Clapp and her beloved family...
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William Lee "Billy" Ponder

October 12, 1953 - June 20, 2014

William Lee"Billy" Ponder, 60, of Ruther Glen died Friday, June 20, 2014 at Johnston-Willis Hospital. Born in Washington, D.C., Billy owned and operated W. L. Ponder Excavating. Survivors include his parents, Charles and Lois Ponder; a son, Joshua Allen; a brother, Dan Ponder (Sheila); two sisters, Cindy Talcott (Russ) and Tammy Ponder; two nephews, Daniel and Tyler Ponder; and two nieces...
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Frederick John Spencer

June 30, 1923 - June 17, 2014

Dr. Frederick John Spencer, 90, of Ruther Glen, Virginia, died peacefully in his sleep at a private nursing home in Glen Allen, Virginia, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He was Health Director of Fredericksburg and surrounding counties from 1956 to 1962. Born in Newcastle, England, on June 30, 1923, Fred Spencer led a remarkable life, as an athlete, physician, soldier, musician, teacher, public...
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Madeline Payne Curtis

December 2, 1916 - June 16, 2014

Madeline Payne Curtis, 97 of Partlow died Monday June 16, 2014 in Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center. She was a lifelong resident of Partlow where she was the matriarch of the Payne family and a pillar of the community. She was faithful, Christian member of Wallers Baptist Church where she held many offices including Sunday School teacher. She was a great missions worker. For several years...
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Audrey Coleman Jones

September 8, 1933 - June 15, 2014

Audrey Coleman Jones, 80 of Ruther Glen died Sunday June 15, 2014. Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Barnett and her husband, Mike; and Margaret Atkins and her husband, Billy; her brother, Elton Coleman and his wife, Ruby; three grandchildren, Lindsay Atkins, Heather Camphuysen and Scott Barnett and two great grandsons, Christian Atkins and Parker Camphuysen. She was preceded in death by her...
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Wiley Randolph Kimball

February 15, 1952 - June 13, 2014

Wiley Randolph Kimball, 62, passed away on June 13, 2014, at his home in Bowling Green, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley E. Kimball and Laura T. Burrow, and his stepfather, Benjamin P. Burrow. He is survived by two sons, Wiley H. Kimball of Charlottesville, and U.S. Army Specialist Benjamin T. Kimball of Ft. Lewis-McChord, Washington. He is also survived by his sister...
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Kathy Marie Leslie

December 7, 1966 - June 13, 2014

Kathy M. Leslie, 47 of Ruther Glen died Friday, June 13, 2014. She operated Pineview Grocery and Deli. Kathy loved spending time at the river and was the cook and hostess at every family party. Survivors include her father, Homer F. Lewis of Henrico; her mother, Patricia Lewis Vanscyoc of Deltaville; her daughter, Kari Tench of Hanover; her son, Justin Leslie of Bowling Green; her sister, Sherry...
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Helen K. Runion

July 31, 1938 - June 13, 2014

Helen K. Runion, 75, of Ruther Glen, went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 13, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Purcellville, VA on July 31st, 1938. Helen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had worked at Featherstone Elementary in Woodbridge, VA, as well as in entertainment at Kings Dominion. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Paul Runion, Jr.; four...
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Harry Elmer Briggs

June 29, 1968 - June 7, 2014

Harry E. Briggs, 45 of Indianapolis, formerly of Caroline County VA, died Saturday June 7, 2014. He had lived and worked for the past 14 years in Indianapolis for Mr. Fuel and Kicks 66 as a store clerk. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and loved watching wrestling. He was an organ donor and because of Harry's gift four people have a new chance at life. Survivors include his mother,...
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Tyler Wright

July 23, 1984 - May 26, 2014

Tyler Wright, 29 of Bowling Green died Monday May 26, 2014, after a courageous fight with cancer. During his illness, his friends, family and community came together as Team Tyler and battled every step of the way with him. He had been employed for six years with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. Tyler was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved baseball. He also enjoyed spending time with...
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Marshall Edward Samuel

December 28, 1924 - May 21, 2014

Marshall E. Samuel, 89,of Ruther Glen, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital. Marshall was still employed by Caroline County Public Works. Survivors include a niece, Thelma S. Carneal, with whom he made his home; and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Elizabeth S. James, Burkley Samuel, Laura S. Clements, Beverly C. Samuel, Frances S....
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Reuben Haile Mundie

February 14, 1922 - May 17, 2014

Reuben Haile Mundie, 92, of Milford, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Essex County, he had retired as a truck driver from Blanton Trucking in Milford. He is survived by his wife, Elsie B. Mundie. A graveside service will be held 1 PM Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Greenlawn Cemetery.
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Leonard "Bo" Mills

June 21, 1945 - May 8, 2014

Leonard Clifton Mills, 68, of Beaverdam died Thursday, May 8, 2014. Born in Alabama, he is survived by his wife, Linda; two children, Carlando Hope and Mickey Mills; four sisters; Cathy Catrett, Rhonda Dease, Vicki Chapman and Mona Jackson; and brother, James "Jimmy" Hardy Mills, Jr. and six grandchildren and he was anxiously awaiting his 1st great grandson in July. A visitation will be held...
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Carlos Manuel Ortiz, Jr.

February 4, 1994 - May 8, 2014

Carlos M. Ortiz, Jr., 20 of Ruther Glen died May 8, 2014. A 2013 graduate of the Governor's School in Caroline, he had been a student at James Madison University and was making preparations to join the United States Army. He had many accomplishments, but the one worth mentioning was his ability to light up a room with his smile and the way he went out of his way to make others happy with his...
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Herbert Carter Covington

March 18, 1922 - May 1, 2014

Herbert Carter Covington, 92 of Ruther Glen passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. Herbert was born in Caroline County to Lloyd E. and Ruby Covington in 1922. He went to Edmund Pendleton School and attended Randolph Macon College until his undergraduate education was interrupted in 1943 when he was called to active duty service in World War II. Having previously been enlisted in the Aviation Cadet...
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William "Willie" Walker

August 13, 1981 - April 25, 2014

William H. "Willie" Walker, 32 of Spotsylvania died Friday April 25, 2014. He worked as a painter for Al Merryman Painting. Survivors include his fiancé, Stephanie Pearce; his two sons, Ryan Walker and William H. Walker Jr.; his mother, Earline Walker and her fiance', Ed Lilly; his siblings, Ron Walker, Angela Satterwhite (Pete), Clint Walker, Bobby Rogers and Jeff Walker (Billie). He was...
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William Duval "Billy" Beazley

March 30, 1941 - April 25, 2014

William Duval "Billy" Beazley, 73 of Milford died Friday April 25, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond. Billy was a lifelong resident of Milford and, until his retirement, owned and operated 301 Market with his brother, Tommy. He is survived by his wife, Frances; his son and best friend, William D. "Little Billy" Beazley (Jennifer) of Bowling Green; his daughter, Brandy Beazley of Ladysmith;...
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Tyree Hagood Bailey

July 23, 1943 - April 21, 2014

Tyree H. Bailey Sr., 70 of Woodford died Monday April 21, 2014. He retired from operating his own lawn maintenance business and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved his family and his cats. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Fay Bailey; his sons, Johnny H. Bailey (Marie) and Tyree H. Bailey Jr. (Alice); his sisters, Nancy Riggins, Ola Dunnaway and Katherine Guill; 12 grand children and 12...
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