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Our Obituaries

Anna Satterwhite Pickett

November 7, 1931 - January 15, 2017

Anna Satterwhite Pickett, 85, of Ashland died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Pickett was a charter member of Ladysmith Rescue Squad Auxiliary and the widow of Arthur A. Pickett. Survivors include two daughters, Jean Budny (Bruce) and Brenda Stone (Kenneth); a sister, Linda Johnson (Buddy); four brothers, L. Thomas Satterwhite (Betty), J. David...
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Donald Shinn

March 6, 1938 - January 13, 2017

Mr. Donald R. Shinn, 78, of Colonial Beach, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 6, 1938 in Concord, NC and is preceded in death by his mother Raemelle Simpson Shinn. Mr. Shinn served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of VCU with two degrees, was a systems engineer with NSWC Dahlgren for 44 years retiring in 1989 as a GS14...
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Walter Kalita

September 25, 1927 - January 11, 2017

Lt. Colonel Walter J. Kalita, USMC retired, 89, of Sparta died Wednesday, January 11 at Our Lady of Hope Health Center, Richmond. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Ward (Chenault) Kalita in 2006. Survivors are his six children, Donna Kalita Restko (David), Shelley Kalita, Mary Gericke (Peter), Walter J. Kalita, Jr. (Somkuan), John Kalita (Donna Crigger), and Judy Denton; eight...
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Donald Ray "Pop" Day

May 7, 1941 - January 5, 2017

Donald Ray "Pop" Day, 75 of Spotsylvania passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Nora and Oscar Day. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Day; five children, Anthony and Robert Day, Rachel Thomas (Ricky), Rita Mines (Jackie) and Betty Bunch (Dean); a brother, Larry Day; a sister, Wilda Agnew; thirteen grandchildren and...
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Stuart Ashby Hyde

March 28, 1927 - January 5, 2017

Stuart Ashby Hyde, 89, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was a member of the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge and Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline Hyde and a son Ronald Hyde. He is survived by a daughter Bonnie Martin (Forrest), a son Michael Hyde (Terri), three grandchildren Christin Umsted, Rachel Day (Jeremy) and...
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Betty Jo Green

January 9, 1934 - January 3, 2017

Mrs. Betty Jo Green, 82 of King George County passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. She was born January 9, 1934 in Jefferson County, Tennessee, to the late Ernest Bryan Morie and Artie Mae Solomon Morie. She was a member of Two Rivers Baptist Church in King George and she retired from NSWC Dahlgren after over fifty years of service. Mrs. Green was...
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John Bonney Shipp III

January 11, 1945 - January 2, 2017

John Bonney Shipp III, 71, passed away peacefully at his home in King George, Virginia, on Monday, January 2, 2017. John was the eldest son of the late Colonel John Bonney Shipp, Jr. and Sallie Turner Shipp of Norfolk. He was honored as an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, where he earned a B.S. in Physics in 1967. John found his calling at the Naval Surface Weapons Center in...
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Audrey M. Merryman

January 30, 1942 - January 2, 2017

Audrey M. Merryman, 74 of King George passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at her home. She was the widow of Ed Merryman and a devoted mother and grandmother. Survivors include her children, Tina Thomas (Rodney), Ebby Merryman (Linda), Toni Turner (Ken) and Christy Day (Bubba); one sister, Maxine Madison; five brothers, Jim, Billy, L.M., Melvin and Gene Madison; eight grandchildren, Amanda,...
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Hazel Luck Gayle Southard

September 23, 1946 - December 31, 2016

Hazel Luck Gayle Southard, 70, of Mechanicsville died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 after battling cancer. Born in Hanover, she was a member of Harbor Light Pentecostal Church and attended Life Church. She was an avid gardener and retired as an administrative assistant for Hanover County Planning Department. Survivors include her husband, John Southard; three children, Edwin Gayle, Danny Gayle (Angie)...
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Janice Gouldin Mundie

December 17, 1950 - December 30, 2016

Janice Gouldin Mundie, 66 of Sparta passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. She had been an employee of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative for 25 years and was a past Worthy Matron of the Caroline Chapter #174 Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Letcher Mundie; her mother, Margaret Gouldin; her children, Mike Arrington (Virginia), Kathy...
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William Carlson

December 1, 1938 - December 28, 2016

William Carlson, 78, of Milford, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in New York City, he retired from the Secret Service after serving at the White House and then retired as assistant chief at the Wilderness Resort. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his fifteen grandchildren and his great granddaughter. Survivors include his wife Carolyn...
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Irene T Micer

August 28, 1939 - December 26, 2016

Irene T. Micer 77 of Ladysmith, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at her home. Born in Washington DC, she had retired as a communications officer with the Fairfax Police and was a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church. Survivors include her children, Daniel, Sharon, Mark and Dominic (Sherry); her siblings, Lorraine (Kenneth), Mary Jane, Charles (Janet) and Margaret; her...
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Richard George Kinek

April 29, 1944 - December 26, 2016

Richard George Kinek, 72, of Colonial Beach, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home. He was born April 29, 1944 in Nesquehoning, PA to the late John and Helen Salak Kinek. Richard served his country in the United States Army and retired in 2008 from the Department of Defense. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Blanka Kinek, children; Blanka Garcia (Alex), Mark Olson (Rachel),...
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Henry Norman Lee

February 27, 1939 - December 25, 2016

Henry Norman Lee, 77 of Milford passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016. He had retired from Hoover Wood Products in Milford and was preceded in death by his daughter, Faye Lee. Survivors include his brother, Carol Lee and sisters, Alice Pearl Woodard, Merlene Harless and Jean Mitchell (niece). The family will receive friends at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, Wednesday, December 28th from 6:00...
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Jeffery Sean Heilman

September 25, 1968 - December 24, 2016


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Carolyn Lucille Monroe

September 13, 1963 - December 22, 2016

Carolyn W. Monroe, 53, of King George passed away December 22 2016. Carolyn was born and raised in King George and was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents David and Lucille Wine. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Mr. Kevin Monroe; son Michael Monroe of Long Island NY; daughters Rebecca Bloxton (Floyd); Kristen Monroe; sisters Virginia...
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Lillian Berry Fenwick

December 5, 1924 - December 20, 2016

Lucy Berry Fenwick, 92, of Colonial Beach passed away on December 20 2016. Lucy was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church in King George and the Mount Vision Rebekah Lodge No. 1. She retired from the Marine Corps Base Exchange in Quantico Virginia after 20 years of service. After retirement, she waitressed at Wilkerson's Seafood Restaurant. Lucy is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years...
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Estelle Haynes Kay

November 5, 1927 - December 20, 2016

Estelle Haynes Kay, 89, of Ruther Glen passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. She was a lifelong member of County Line Baptist Church where she served as the organist for 55 years, the church clerk for 31 years and also as the financial secretary. Estelle also served for 11 years as the clerk of the Hermon Baptist Association. She went to work at Union Bank and Trust when there were 10...
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Mansell Edward Hosey

December 19, 2016

Hosey, Mansell Edward "Eddie," 96, of Richmond, husband of Bessie Gibson Hosey, died at his daughter's home in Woodford, Virginia on Monday, December 19, 2016. A 26 year USMC (Capt.) veteran, he served in WW II and Korea before retiring. His final tour of duty was at Marine Barracks, 8th & I Streets, Washington, D.C. He subsequently worked at General Testing in Springfield, VA and...
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Tina Marie Grogg

February 18, 1975 - December 18, 2016

Tina Marie Grogg, 41, of Rappahannock Academy died suddenly Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. Born in Georgetown, Texas she had been a truck driver for Reece Trucking and presently was a school bus driver for King George County. Survivors include her husband, Danny Grogg; her mother, Brenda Shelton; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Tina was preceded in death by a son, Frank Lewis Kayne, a...
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Ann Simmons Straub

December 11, 1938 - December 17, 2016

Ann Simmons Straub, 78, of King George passed peacefully at the home of her daughter, Julie Tritle and her husband, Tom. Ann had retired as a secretary for the CIA. Survivors include her husband, John G. Straub; four daughters, Jodi Straub, Jennifer Tornquist (Bradley), Julie Tritle (Tom) and Jan Straub (Robbie); three sisters, Katherine Gorman, Gloria Panning, and Wanda Simmons; two brothers...
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Wallace Donald Ransom

August 21, 1949 - December 14, 2016


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Richard L. Hart

December 14, 2016

Richard L. Hart, 80 of Woodford passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his home. He had retired from Fredericksburg Auto Auction. Survivors include his brothers, Clyde Hart, Robert Hart and John Hart; two nieces and six nephews. A funeral service will be held Monday, December 19th at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, with Rev. Mildred Mabe officiating. Burial...
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Thelma Chenault Cheadle

February 22, 1937 - December 12, 2016

Thelma Chenault Cheadle, 79, of King George County, passed away at her home December 12, 2016. She was born February 22, 1937 in Naulaka, Virginia, to the late Richard Bagby Chenault and Myrtle Farmer Chenault. Thelma was the owner-broker of Service Realty Inc. in King George. Among her many accomplishments, she was a former President of the Fredericksburg Association of Realtors. She is...
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Emory E Martin

April 7, 1958 - December 12, 2016

Emory E. Martin, Jr, 58, of Port Royal died Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at his home. Born in Oak Hill, WV, he was a member of Good News Baptist Tabernacle and had retired after 27 years as a mechanic for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro). He is survived by his wife, Ellen Martin; his mother, Charlotte Harless; his father, Emory E. Martin, Sr.; a brother, Rocky Martin; nephews...
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Jonathan Wayne Fulton

January 23, 1998 - December 10, 2016

Jonathan Wayne Fulton of Virginia Beach, VA, died unexpectedly on December 10, 2016 at the age of 18. He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Marylouise Fulton; his sister, Katie Fulton; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Louise Leavy; paternal grandmother Kitty Fulton; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jonathan graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, VA in 2016...
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Randolph Webster Allensworth, Jr.

April 30, 1927 - December 9, 2016

Randolph Webster Allensworth Jr., 89, of Rollins Fork in King George passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 in Mary Washington Hospital. Junior was a long time member and Deacon of Shiloh Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of Colonial Beach Masonic Lodge #199 and Hudson Morris Masonic Lodge #80 AF&AM and Wakefield #77 Order of Eastern Star. Junior was the...
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Bradley "Brad" Kuske

January 7, 1948 - December 9, 2016

Bradley A. Kuske, 68, of Milford died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born in New Richmond, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Merlin and Dorothy Kuske. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pam Kuske; his daughter, Tracy Sale (Jeff); his son, Scott Kuske; four brothers, Greg, Jeff, Sam, and Matt Kuske; five sisters, Barb Lund, Rita Satterwhite Lesley Thomas,...
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Margaret McGaughey Gemmill

December 6, 1953 - December 7, 2016

Margaret Deane McGaughey Gemmill, known as "Meg" to her family and friends, of Decatur, Georgia passed away December 7, 2016. She was born December 6, 1953 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Carroll Bradford McGaughey, Jr. and Louisa Beale McGaughey. She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and attended Lord Fairfax Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University. She lived for more...
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Anderson Davis Farmer

November 8, 1967 - December 6, 2016

Anderson Davis (Andy) Farmer, 49 of Bowling Green, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at his home. Born on November 8, 1967, he was the son of Jean Anderson Farmer and the late Honorable James Peyton Farmer. A life-long resident of Bowling Green, Andy enjoyed being involved in his community and area politics. He served as a member of the Sheriff's Office Awards Committee since...
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Thomas David Sabol

December 12, 1946 - December 5, 2016

Thomas David Sabol, 69, of Ruther Glen, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was a U. S. Air Force veteran who served with the White House Honor Guard. Tom was a lifelong athlete, avid golfer and a member of Lee's Hill Golf Club. Tom worked as a highly respected business consultant with multiple national corporations including MCI and...
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Helen Parkinson Fletcher

October 13, 1928 - December 5, 2016

Helen Parkinson Fletcher Heaven has welcomed yet another angel. Helen Louise Parkinson Fletcher, born on October 13, 1928, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2016. In 1946, Helen graduated from Colonial Beach High School, then married her best friend and soul mate, Joe Fletcher. Helen was a member of the Colonial Beach Baptist Church, and she retired from NSWC in 1988. Helen lived almost...
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Lillian Pitts Pugh Pavy

March 17, 1924 - November 29, 2016

Lillian Pitts Pugh Pavy, 92, of Milford died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Born in Kidds Fork, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Annie Taylor Pitts and had retired after 33 years from Virginia Employment Commission. She was the widow of George W. Pugh and John R. Pavy. Lillian was a lifelong member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday School for many years. Survivors...
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John Chancey Allensworth

May 12, 1931 - November 25, 2016

John Chancey Allensworth, Jr., 85, of Rollins Fork, King George County, died Friday, November 25, 2016, at his home. Born on May 12, 1931, Mr. Allensworth was a native and lifelong resident of King George County. He graduated from King George High School in 1948. He served with distinction in the US Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. For many...
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Daniel Joseph LiCalzi, Jr.

November 5, 1984 - November 22, 2016

Daniel J. LiCalzi, Jr., 32, of Colonial Beach passed away November 22, 2016. Daniel graduated from Colonial Beach High School in 2002 and was an ardent sports fan, particularly when it came to the Redskins and Orioles. Daniel is preceded in death by his mother Wanda Kurtz LiCalzi. He is survived by his father Daniel J. Licalzi, Sr.; son Brendan L. LiCalzi; and many friends and extended family...
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Louise Marie Bell

September 17, 1941 - November 22, 2016

Louise Baltusnik Bell, 75, of King George County passed away November 22, 2016. She was born September 17, 1941 in PA to the late Louis Baltusnik and Aldon Sites Comitz. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in King George, VA. She retired from the F.B.I. in 1996 after a 30+ year career. She is survived by her husband William S. Bell III, a brother-in-law Archie Bell,...
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Charles Frank Gatewood

September 1, 1925 - November 22, 2016

Charles Franklin Gatewood, 91 of Woodford passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Mary Washington Hospital. Mr. Gatewood retired from Fort A.P. Hill and had previously worked at the FMC Plant in Fredericksburg for 32 years. He had been a handy man all his life. Survivors include his three children, Roy Gatewood (Linda), Mary Hart (James) and Peggy Marshall (Donald); six grandchildren,...
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Lois Barlow Matthews

August 27, 1943 - November 19, 2016

Lois Barlow Matthews went to be with the Lord November 19, 2016 at Poet's Walk Fredericksburg, VA at the age of 73. Lois is survived by her husband, Owen Matthews and her two daughters, Amy Matthews Alodat and Elizabeth Matthews West. Her son, David Owen Matthews, preceded her in death as did her sister Phyllis Buchanan. Lois is also survived by her brother, Roger Barlow and four nieces; ...
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Joyce Renay Mundy

July 28, 1963 - November 18, 2016

Renay Mundy, 53, of Newtown died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at Memorial Regional Medical Center. Renay worked as a dog groomer for Paws and Claws. Survivors include her parents, Granville and Joyce Mundy; two daughters, Shannon Wright (Billy) and Brittany Seay; two brothers, Rodney Mundy (Dana) and Kevin Mundy (Rachael); two grandsons, B. J. and Daniel Wright; and several nieces and nephews and a...
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Stuart H McElroy

October 15, 1920 - November 17, 2016

Stuart H. McElroy, 96, of Colonial Beach passed away November 17, 2016. Mr. McElroy served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and continued his service to the country as a career Physicist with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren. Mr. McElroy graduated from Loyola University in Maryland with a Bachelor's of Science degree. During his career, he was the head of Missile Safety at Dahlgren...
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Yvonne Leona Gallardo

November 26, 1966 - November 10, 2016

Yvonne L. Gallardo, 49, of Newburg Maryland passed away on November 10, 2016. Yvonne retired from the U.S Air Force after 25 of years of service. Overall, Yvonne had over 35 years of federal service to her country. She was Director of AWANA and a Sunday School Teacher at Tabernacle Baptist Church in King George and was even a U.S. National Champion Gymnast during her school years. She is...
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Henderson Aunsley Joseph

July 17, 1954 - November 9, 2016

From Naught to Naught "Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds." Psalm 36:5 Henderson Aunsley Joseph, Sr., lovingly known as Joseph or Ninja, was born July 17, 1954 in St Mary's Parish, Antigua, West Indies to the late Isaiah Joseph and Elizabeth (Aaron) Joseph. He was preceded in death by his brother Ashford Aaron (Claudette). Henderson received...
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Henry Eugene Goerlitz

March 20, 1944 - November 9, 2016

Henry E. Goerlitz, 72, of King George passed away on November 9, 2016. Henry was born and raised in King George and was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church. Henry was Vice President of the Northern Neck Sportsman Club and an avid outdoorsman and hunter. When not enjoying the outdoors Henry also liked to take on woodworking projects. Henry is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Fannie...
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Gene Garland Mitchell

December 30, 1947 - November 8, 2016

Gene Garland Mitchell, 68, of Hanover, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 30, 1947 in Richmond, he was the son of the late Garland and Chrystine Jones Mitchell. Gene retired from Richfood (now Super Value) after 42 years service in the dairy department. He loved playing softball, reading and going for walks. Gene enjoyed listening to music and was a...
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Frances Overstreet Ayers

December 17, 1923 - November 7, 2016

Frances Overstreet Ayers, 92, of Milford died Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at her home. Born in Bedford, she was the widow of Ed Ayers. Frances was a very giving lady and in her quiet manner, she touched many people's lives. Survivors include two nieces Carolyn Overstreet Burton and Elinor Overstreet Brown; two nephews David S. Ayers (Kara) and Howard Overstreet (Linda); special friends, Jean...
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John Ivan Kennedy

September 24, 1961 - November 6, 2016

John Ivan Kennedy, Sr., 55 of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 in Mary Washington Hospital. He was the son of the late, Haywood Ray and Josephine Gresham Kennedy of Richlands, NC. John was the husband of 30 years to Judith Ann Kennedy and father to Amber Dawn Carruth, Brittany Amanda Clark, Elizabeth Ann Merce and John Ivan Kennedy, Jr. He is also survived by his sisters,...
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Teresa Gwynn Ketola

November 5, 2016

Teresa Gwynn Ketola, 63, of King George passed away on Saturday, November 5 2016. Teresa was a long time resident of King George and an avid volleyball and softball player. She will be greatly missed as her real passion in life was bringing people together and sharing time with her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother and father Wallace and Hazel Marie Skidmore; and step...
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Berkeley Lewis Jones

November 4, 2016

Berkeley Lewis (Berk) Jones, 91, of King George, Virginia died on Friday, November 4, 2016, peacefully at home surrounded by family. Mr. Jones leaves his wife of 70 years, Virginia Jones; two sons, Berk Jones (Donna) and Samuel Jones; three daughters, Ginny Snyder (Bob), Barbara Robel (Bob), and Betsy Desantis (Steve); along with numerous grandchildren and other family members. Born in...
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Charles Cassious Ponder

January 7, 1934 - November 3, 2016

Charles Ponder, 82, of Ruther Glen passed Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Ponder was a resident of Caroline since 1971 and a man of many talents. He enjoyed building and fixing things. He was a master carpenter, master cabinet maker and a mason belonging to the Camp Spring, MD #227. When he retired, he began to build and program computers as a...
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Stephen Louis Barnes

November 3, 2016

BARNES, Stephen Louis "The Bear," 78, of Caroline County, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 3, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Hazel Barnes, and a brother Ted Barnes. He is survived by the love of his life of 60 years, Margaret Ann Cripps Barnes "Marge" and a brother, Pat (Sandy) Barnes. He was a father of 7 children, Steve, Jr. (Sheri), Sue Albaugh (John)...
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Sandra Faulkner Lee

November 2, 2016

Our family is deeply saddened to inform you that our beloved Sandra Faulkner "Sandy" Lee passed away on November 2, 2016. A small, private memorial service will be held on Sunday November 6, 2016. Survivors include her daughter Christina Lockhart; 3 grandchildren Victoria, Joseph and Dawn Lachney of Louisiana; her sister, Linda L Karafas of Stafford and11 nieces and 13 nephews from different...
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William Morris Rutherford, Sr.

June 13, 1923 - October 30, 2016

William Morris "Bill" Rutherford, Sr., 93, passed away October 30, 2016. He was born June 13, 1923, in Delaplane, VA, son of William Jackson and Minnie Elizabeth (Pearson) Rutherford. He grew up in Ashburn, VA., leaving home to serve with the U.S. Army, as PFC, with Co. A of the 877th Airborne Engineer Aviation Battalion during World War II, participating in the Normandy invasion. Upon...
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Henry Zenn

June 30, 1938 - October 26, 2016

Henry Zenn, 78 of Alexandria, VA passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. He was born and raised in Beaumont, TX, to Landry and Carrie Zenn on June 30, 1938. He graduated top of his class from Charlton-Pollard High school in 1955. In August 1955, Henry made history when he was one of seven black students part of a movement to thwart...
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Michael W Satterwhite

May 21, 1946 - October 25, 2016

Michael W. Satterwhite, 70 of Ruther Glen passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Memorial Regional Medical Center. He had retired from Foreign and Domestic Wood in Bowling Green and was the widower of Shirley Satterwhite. Mike was a member of Twin Oaks Hunt Club and an honorary member of the Reedy Church Ruritan Club. He is survived by his son, Todd Beasley (Laura); his sister, Ann Rose ...
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Helen June Andrews

August 14, 1954 - October 24, 2016

Helen June Andrews, 62, of Newtown, died suddenly Monday, October 24, 2016. Born in Stafford, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard James Andrews, Jr. She had been a manager at Family Dollar in Bowling Green and was employed as a cook at Bowling Green Health and Rehab until her death. Survivors include her three children, Chester Andrews, Bertha Hunter and Jennifer Pitts; five step...
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Nelson L Atkinson

December 8, 1960 - October 22, 2016

Nelson L. Atkinson, 55 of Woodford died Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Mary Washington Hospital. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy J. Atkinson of Woodford; his daughter, Sarah M. Atkinson of Maryland; his sister, Debbie A. Merryman of Spotsylvania and two brothers, Donnie R. Atkinson of Spotsylvania and Wade Atkinson of Spotsylvania. He was preceded in death by his father, George T. Atkinson...
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Paul John Orlett

May 22, 1935 - October 21, 2016

Paul John Orlett, 81, of Milford died Friday, October 21, 2016 at his home. Born in Ohio, Mr. Orlett was the widower of Aleda Wanda Lovins Orlett. He retired from the U. S. Marines as a Gunnery Sergeant. He served in Korea and Vietnam and was a recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star. "Always a Marine." He is survived by five children, Teresa Johnson (Dan) of Duluth, MN,...
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Otis S Shook, Jr.

June 4, 1937 - October 19, 2016

Otis Savannah Shook, Junior, of Milford, Virginia, born June 4, 1937, changed his course and peacefully set sail for the heavens above on October 19, 2016. Junior, Otis, Captain, Dad, Pop, Papa or Jun Jun to those who knew and loved him was in his beloved home, surrounded by family as he departed this earth. Mr. Shook is survived by his son, Jerry Gene Shook and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Lesh...
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James Dennis Lumpkin

September 28, 1954 - October 18, 2016

James Dennis Lumpkin, 62, of King George County passed away October 18, 2016 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Storke Funeral Home, Nash & Slaw Chapel in King George and are incomplete at this time.
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Katharine Jones Harrison

February 3, 1917 - October 17, 2016

Katherine J. Harrison, 99, of Colonial Beach passed away October 17, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital. Services are private and being handled by Storke Funeral Home, Nash & Slaw Chapel in Colonial Beach.
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Robin Carol Meeks

April 24, 1957 - October 15, 2016

Robin Carol Meeks (Welch), 59, of King George, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on October 15, 2016, due to a long battle with COPD. Robin was a lifelong resident of King George. She retired as a manager after 25 years. She believed that the Redskins were number one. Her favorite pastime was doing any kind of crossword puzzle that she could get her hands on. She always looked forward to...
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Shannon Nicole Osborne

December 17, 1981 - October 12, 2016

Shannon Nicole Osborne, 34 of Bowling Green passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Born at Dewitt Army Hospital in Alexandria, she was a 2000 graduate of Caroline High School and worked in the deli at Food Lion in Bowling Green. Shannon enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, and loved her job and co-workers. She is survived by her mother and step father, Lori Cook and Matt...
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Shirley Sylvia Downs

August 30, 1938 - October 10, 2016

Shirley Sylvia Downs, 78 of Bowling Green passed away Monday, October 10, 2016. Born in King and Queen County, she was the widow of Calvin Downs and had retired as a cashier at All American Plaza in Doswell. She was preceded in death by her sons, Lynn Carter and Larry Carter. Survivors include her son, Douglas Downs; her daughter in law, Laura Carter; her brother, Jimmy Medley; her niece, Amy...
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William Vernon Keebler

July 2, 1932 - October 9, 2016

William Vernon Keebler, Sr., 84 of Fredericksburg, Virginia, formerly of Oceans Springs, Mississippi passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016. Born in Mississippi, he had retired as a carpenter and was a beloved and loving husband, father who will be greatly missed by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Verna Keebler and his brother, Daniel Keebler. Survivors include his...
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Delma Grigsby Fore

October 8, 2016

Delma Tate Grigsby Fore, 86 of Fredericksburg, formerly of Rollins Fork, Virginia passed away Sunday, October 8, 2016 at Poet's Walk of Fredericksburg. Born in Colonial Beach, Virginia she was a lifelong member of Shiloh Baptist Church and was the widow of Thomas Judson Grigsby Jr. and Julian Fore. Survivors include three children, Elaine Grigsby-Arnade of Oakton, Sue Ellen Grigsby-Markos of...
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Margaret Mathers Rector

April 11, 1926 - October 5, 2016

On the morning of October 5, 2016, Peggy Rector passed away peacefully. Peggy was born on April 11, 1926 in Berryville, Virginia. She spent her childhood in Virginia before venturing to California at the age of 16 to help with the war effort. She married her High School sweetheart George Evans Rector on July 16, 1944 after he was discharged from the Navy. They finally settled in Nokesville,...
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Rita Margaret Curley

February 4, 1917 - October 4, 2016

On the evening of October 4, 2016, Rita passed away peacefully in her home of natural causes. Rita was 99 years old. Rita was born on February 4, 1917 in Jersey City, New Jersey and spent her childhood and young adult life in Brooklyn, New York. She met her husband Raymond Curley and was married on October 26, 1947. Rita and Raymond had 4 children and eventually settled in Bowie, Maryland to...
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Manley Dillard Taylor, Sr.

April 26, 1926 - October 4, 2016

Manley Dillard Taylor, Sr., of Milford passed away on October 4, 2016. He was 90 years old. Manley was a family man. His family was his first priority, especially his wife, Lois, who preceded him in death in 2009. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, and working in the yard until Lois called him in for supper. Manley served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He fought on the front...
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Dwight Emerson Conrad

October 2, 2016

Dwight Emerson Conrad, 91, of Biloxi, MS died peacefully on October 2, 2016. Dwight was married to Jeanette (Sandy) Balderson Conrad for 50 years. He was born in Wooster, OH. He served 20 years in the US Air Force beginning in WWII at 17 years of age. Dwight was stationed in Hawaii and became Air Force Bowling Champion while touring the US. He and Sandy worked with NASA. He attended Mosaic...
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Leroy MCDaniel

September 22, 1929 - October 2, 2016

Mr. Leroy McDaniel, 87, of King George County passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at his home. He was a lifetime tower in the King George area, owner of several businesses, enjoyed motorsports, boating and water sports. Leroy was family oriented and very passionate about his grandsons, Corey and Nathan and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Janice L...
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Donald Cris Dalton

August 12, 1954 - October 1, 2016

Donald C. Dalton, 62, of King George passed away on Saturday October 1, 2016. His greatest joy in life was the love of his family. Donald is preceded in death by his wife Brenda Dalton. He is survived by his daughter Ashley D. Dalton; and two grandchildren Kadence Johnson and William Johnson. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 8 pm at Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw...
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Harry Leonard Richardson

July 15, 1917 - September 30, 2016

Harry Leonard, Richardson, Jr., 99, died peacefully on September 30, 2016, holding hands with his bride of 71 years, Marjorie Pitts Richardson. He is additionally survived by three daughters: Jean R. Smith, Carol R. Link and Betty R. Reppert; six grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. A 1939 graduate of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, on graduation he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant...
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Elizabeth Yoris Hicks Enos

December 29, 1918 - September 29, 2016

Elizabeth Yoris Hicks Enos, 97, of Port Royal passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at her daughter's home. Betty was born December 29, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pa to Wirt Taylor, Sr. and Margaret Yoris Hicks. She grew up at Rappahannock Academy and was a graduate of Mica High School. In the 1930's, her mother, Margaret opened up a country store and named it for her, "Betty's Inn". During...
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Jean Ann Hunt

March 2, 1936 - September 27, 2016

Jean A. Hunt, 80, of Woodford, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Born in Washington, DC, she was a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation, Ladysmith and attended St. Anthony's Catholic Church, King George. In 1983, she ran for State Senate and was politically active in the Caroline Count Republican activities. She was a member of the Caroline Historical Society. She is survived by her...
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Oren Leroy Rice

September 26, 2016

Oren Leroy "Roy" Rice, 75, of King George, VA passed away, Monday, September 26, 2016. Originally hailing from the state of Alabama, Roy proudly left home to serve in the US Navy upon his high school graduation. During his time in the Navy he served on many ships traveling around the world while broadening his knowledge base in electronics. Roy took his education and experience gained from this...
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Jeanette Lynn McDaniel

October 25, 1961 - September 24, 2016

Jeanette Lynn McDaniel, 54, of King George County, passed away at Mary Washington Hospital on Saturday, September 24, 2016. She was born in Anaheim, California to William P. and Velma J. Hayden. Jeanette was employed for 38 years at NSWC Dahlgren. She loved animals, loved to travel, gardening, her fish ponds and spending time with her family, friends and dogs, Izzy and Elenore. She is...
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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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