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Wilbur J. Grigsby

October 23, 1940 - May 20, 2017

Wilbur J. Grigsby, 76, of Ruther Glen, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Myrtle Grigsby, and son, Allen Lloyd Holland.He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 41 years, E. Louise Grigsby; son, Billy Holland (Debbie); brothers, Billy Grigsby (Joyce) and Garland Payne; two grandchildren, Allen Holland (Kasey) and Angel...
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Homer Milton Kline

December 20, 1922 - May 19, 2017

Homer Milton Kline, Jr., 94 of King George passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Born in Broadway, Virginia, he graduated from Broadway High School in 1940. He entered Bridgewater College in the fall of that year and in 1942 he interrupted his education to enlist in the United States Army. He served in the South Pacific and in Japan after the -Japanese surrendered. After the war he resumed his...
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Mabel Kidd Houston

July 11, 1927 - May 16, 2017

Mabel Kidd Houston, 89, of Ruther Glen, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Birch Gardens in Staunton. Born in Caroline, Mabel was a lifelong resident of Caroline County and was a member of Carmel Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Joseph R. Houston, Jr. Survivors include two daughters, Gay Weston (Chuck) of Prince George and Faye Giles of Staunton; six grandchildren, Chris Weston (Carrie)...
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Linda Hughes Tate

February 12, 1951 - May 14, 2017

Linda Hughes Tate, 66, of Ruther Glen went to be with the Lord on Mother's Day, May 14, 2017, at Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was a happy soul who could light up a room just by walking through the door. Linda was passionate about many things, but no more so than her love for her family and friends. She was the daughter of the late Robert B. Hughes, Jr. and Gladys Bishop. Her brother...
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Lexi Fawn McGinniss

April 28, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Baby Lexi Fawn McGinniss, passed away on May 13, 2017. She blessed so many in her short life and she will be missed beyond words. She is survived by her parents Michael A. McGinniss and Jessica N. Tate and her two older sisters Skyler and Chloe. Services are private and being handled by Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel in King George. Online condolences may be left for the family...
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Eleanor Margaret Judy Fortney

April 16, 1927 - May 13, 2017

Eleanor J. Fortney, age 90, was escorted gently from this life by her Savior Jesus Christ on the evening of May 13, 2017. She was born in Whitmer, WV on April 16, 1927 to Stelman and Caroline Judy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Hunter; her sister, Rosalie; and brothers, Bill and Wade. Eleanor grew up in Romney, WV in a loving family. She was...
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Clifford "Kicky" Curley

October 5, 1956 - May 12, 2017

Clifford E. "Kicky" Curley, 60, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Oxon Hill, Maryland, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at his home. Born in Washington, D.C,, he was a United States Navy veteran and had retired from the postal service. Survivors include his wife, Freda S. Curley; his sons, Anthony, Timothy, and Richard; his brother, Christopher Curley; and four grandchildren. He was preceded...
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Karl Leroy English

May 11, 2017

Karl Leroy English, 88, of Colonial Beach passed away on May 11, 2017. Formerly of Lorton,Virginia, Mr. English was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Club, and VFW in Colonial Beach. He is preceded in death by his wife Martha E. English and parents Grover and Mary English of Lorton, Virginia. He is survived by his sons Roy C. English of Orlando, Florida, Karl S. English, and devoted friend...
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Florence Beazley Martin

April 25, 1922 - May 11, 2017

Florence Beazley Martin, 95, of Spotsylvania, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, May 11, 2017. Born in Caroline, she was the widow of George Martin and had worked in the cafeteria at Mary Washington Hospital for many years. Florence was a lifelong member of Full Gospel Church. She was a loving mother to four daughters, Mildred Mabe and her husband, Lester, Bessie Osborne, and...
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Wayne Wright

August 7, 1943 - May 10, 2017

WRIGHT, Wayne, 73, of Richmond, formerly of Bowling Green, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He had retired after 33 years as a Police Officer in the City of Richmond. After retirement, Wayne enjoyed working as a safety shuttle driver at the University of Richmond. Survivors include his wife, Betty Wright; his son, Adam Wright; his daughter, Christy Wright (Lamar); his granddaughter,...
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Granville W Mundy

April 24, 1942 - May 10, 2017

Granville W. Mundy, 75, of Newtown died Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Granville was an insurance salesman for Life of Georgia and also owner/operator of G. W. Mundy logging. Survivors include his wife, Joyce L. Mundy; two sons, Kevin Mundy and his wife, Rachael and Rodney Mundy and his wife, Dana; two sisters, Lavenia D. Mason and Betty Sue Mundy; two brothers, Wiley P. Mundy, Jr. and William P...
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Jewell Pitts

April 5, 1957 - May 9, 2017

Jewell F. Pitts, 60, of Port Royal passed away at her home on May 9, 2017. Jewell is predeceased by her parents, Lester Gallahan and Vera Lacks, and son, C. Jason Pitts. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Clyde J. Pitts, daughters Debbie Schools (Chris) and Tammy Chenault (Derrick), daughter-in-law Keri Fullen (Rob), sisters Elaine Powers and Yvonne Bourne, brother Robert Gallahan,...
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William Larry Emory, Sr.

August 29, 1939 - May 9, 2017

William Larry Emory, Sr., 77, of King George County passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. Larry was born Tuesday, August 29, 1939 in Washington, DC to the late John Paul Emory, Sr. and Helen Virginia Oliver Emory. Larry served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Federal Masonic Lodge in Washington, DC. He retired from Westminster at Lakeridge as a...
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Elizabeth Anne Sleeman

December 16, 1943 - May 5, 2017

Elizabeth Anne Carter Sleeman, 73, of Beaverdam passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her Friday, May 5, 2017. Anne was born Dec. 16, 1943 to the late Everett and Dora Collawn Carter. In 1962 Anne graduated from Caroline High School, then attended Radford University. In 1965, while working at Fort A. P. Hill, she met and married John Sleeman. A caring wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Abraham Kulynych

July 8, 1932 - May 5, 2017

Abraham Kulynych departed his body and entered the presence of the Lord on May 5th. Abe was the youngest child of Harry and Catherine Kulynych, born at their farm in Woodford on July 8th, 1932. He worked the farm with his family, later purchasing it from his parents before settling into a career in finance, he retired from Citicorp in 1990. Abe was predeceased by his beloved mother Catherine...
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Brandy Nicole Prophitt

February 26, 1974 - May 3, 2017

Brandy Nicole Prophitt, 43 of Winston-Salem, North Carolina passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017. She is survived by her mother and step father, Victoria and Danny Carter of Ruther Glen VA; her brother, Travis Carter of Ruther Glen and her three sons, Dylan Taylor Flannery, Ryan Tanner Wills and Damion Gauge Edwards all of Winston-Salem. She was preceded in death by her brother, Rodney Prophitt II....
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Robert Bob Strausser

March 16, 1962 - May 3, 2017

Robert "Bob" Strausser, 55, of Bedford, New Hampshire passed away May 3, 2017. He was born March 16, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland to Clayton and Marie Strausser. Bob served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a S.W.I.T. Engineer and worked for the Raytheon Company. Bob loved playing Dungeons and Dragons and playing video games with his son Nathan. He was an avid reader, enjoyed...
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Woodrow L Prouty

November 28, 1951 - May 2, 2017

Woodrow "Woody" Prouty, 65, of Ruther Glen died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at VCU Medical Center after battling cancer. Woody worked at Cox Auto Auction for many years. He loved his family, fishing, hunting, bluegrass and working puzzles. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Noszek-Prouty; three sons Kyle and Thomas Prouty, and Timothy Noszek; a sister, seven ½ siblings; five grandchildren, Trysten,...
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Sygna Vanessa Blydenburgh

December 3, 1951 - May 2, 2017

Sygna V. Blydenburgh, 65 of Aylett passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Richmond. Born in Washington D.C., she grew up in Hampton and graduated from Bethel High School. Her career included serving as a police officer in City of Newport News, Christopher Newport University and George Mason University. She retired in 2006 as a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer with the Virginia State Police....
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Caroline Elizabeth Elliott

May 3, 1936 - April 30, 2017

Caroline "Elizabeth" Wilkerson Elliott journeyed to heaven while at Mary Washington Hospital on April 30, 2017 after a courageous fight against illness. Elizabeth was born in Gaithersburg, MD to Julian B and Caroline Head Wilkerson on May 3, 1936. At the age of 10, the family returned to Virginia and settled in the area known as Tetotum in King George. There she would meet the love of her life...
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Catherine Denise Curran Walters

January 9, 1963 - April 28, 2017

Catherine Denise Curran Walters was born January 9, 1963 in Winter Park, Florida and died Friday, April 28, 2017 in Petersburg, Virginia. Her husband, Jerry Walters and Catherine were married in 1996 in Richmond, Virginia. Her parents are Rev. Charles D. Curran and Eleanor S. Dolan. Cathy's siblings were her brother, Dan Curran (deceased), Cynthia J. Greenfield and Charlotte D. Wade of Northern...
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David Andrew Wick, Jr

September 14, 1926 - April 27, 2017

In the presence of his wife and three children, David Andrew Wick Jr, age 90, passed from this life on April 27, 2017. He was born on September 14, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The son of David and Bessie (Fisher) Wick. David graduated from Haddonfield High School in New Jersey, Class of 1944. Following graduation, he, through the ROTC, attended Tufts University graduating in...
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Shirley Bishop

April 25, 2017

Shirley Lee Bishop, 87, of King George County, formerly of Baltimore, Maryland passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She was born April 26, 1929 in Baltimore to the late Milton and Gertrude Lembach Turner. Shirley was also preceded in death by her husband Ralph William Bishop. She is survived by her daughter Lynn Bishop of King George County. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m....
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Beryl Simms Dickinson

June 6, 1929 - April 25, 2017

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Beryl Simms Dickinson announces her passing on April 25, 2017, exactly 18 years to the day of her beloved husband, Ennis on April 25, 1999. Beryl was born June 6, 1929, the youngest child of Henry F. Simms, Sr. and Elizabeth Hairfield Simms. She attended Spotsylvania schools and graduated in 1947. She joined Bethel Christian Church...
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Norma Lee Painter

July 23, 1926 - April 21, 2017

Norma Lee Painter, 90, of Woodford, formerly of Elkview, WV passed into the waiting arms of Jesus April 21, 2017 at Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center with her loved ones beside her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Painter; two daughters, Karen Sampson and Sandra Rogers; and two granddaughters, Sheri Walters and Cheryl Rollins. She leaves behind but rejoicing in her...
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Ritchie Ware Sorrell

February 18, 1957 - April 20, 2017

Ritchie Ware Sorrell, 60, of King George County crossed over April 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 18, 1957. Ritchie was a master carpenter. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Ray Sorrell, Sr. and Mary Ann McConkie Sorrell and a sister Faith E. Smith (Rondy). He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen Sue Eller Sorrell, two children, Chanda...
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Edward W. Gohring

April 19, 2017

Edward W. Gohring, 58, of King George passed away on April 19, 2017. Ed was a retired Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and served as the Executive Director, Center for Surface Combat Systems, Dahlgren. Ed was devoted to his wife, children, his family, his country, and his Navy family. In his leisure time, Ed enjoyed spending time in the outdoors with his wife and family. He is preceded in...
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James Monroe Ellis, Jr.

April 19, 2017

James Monroe Ellis, Jr., 81, of King George, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his home. He retired from NSWC Dahlgren as a Deputy Comptroller after 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Ellis. No service is planned at this time. Condolences may be left for the family at
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John "Jack" Onks

October 27, 1929 - April 18, 2017

John L. "Jack" Onks, age 87, began his journey to his eternal home in heaven on April 18, 2017 while surrounded at his bedside by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his devoted and loving wife of 64 years, Jean Hudson Onks; his Step Mother, Vicie Wright Davis, his father William Hess Onks, his maternal mother Fannie Love Harris Onks, his sister Rosa Onks, his brother Luther H. Onks...
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Peggy Mae Pope

June 27, 1935 - April 18, 2017

The Lord called home Peggy Mae Pope, 81, on April 17, 2017 to rejoin her loving husband Willie Lee Pope "Peewee". Peggy was born in Richmond, Virginia to Turner Ashby Foster, Sr. and Violet Mae Dunnaway Foster. Peggy met and married Peewee in 1951, and shared an exciting and loving life together of 66 years. Though starting life of modest and humble means, Peggy became master of many trades...
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Louis Shepard Herrink, Jr.

January 13, 1925 - April 17, 2017

Louis Shepard Herrink Jr. died April 17, 2017. He was 92. Louis moved to King George in the 1970s, when he and others took over ownership of Historyland Memorial Park. He and Ruth Herrink built the Gateway Office Suites Building, thinking that the county needed a health care clinic. He managed those businesses until 90. Louis was a student of history and believed in never backing away from...
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David Edward "Dave" Reiss

April 17, 2017

David Edward "Dave" Reiss, 55, of King George County passed way Monday, April 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Reiss; his mother, Joan A. Reiss; and his sister, Diane A. Reiss. Dave was born to Charles and Joan Reiss on February 5, 1962. He was a 1980 graduate of Robert E. Peary High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. Dave was a real estate agent and...
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Douglas Tyler Trigger

June 19, 1958 - April 16, 2017

Our beloved brother Douglas T. Trigger of Rollins Fork, VA passed away Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. A graveside service will be held Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Trigger Family Cemetery, 16342 Trigger Lane, King George, VA. Condolences may be left for the family at
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Francis "Fran" Elizabeth Maher

April 15, 2017

Frances "Fran" Elizabeth Maher, 67, passed away at her home in Colonial Beach, Virginia, on April 15, 2017. She was born June 2, 1949 at Mitchell Air Force Base on Long Island, New York to the late Robert Francis Maher and Dolores Martha Maher. Fran loved watching and feeding humming birds. She was an animal lover, especially cats, an avid American history and civil war buff and enjoyed...
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Gregory Lamond

April 13, 2017

Gregory Lamond, Colonel, United States Army, passed away April 13, 2017, after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Danielle; a son, Shane (Brooke); a daughter, Nicole; and granddaughters Mikayla, Megan, Madison and Mckenzie. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at Storke Funeral Home–Colonial Beach Chapel, 131 3rd Street, Colonial Beach, VA from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with...
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Thomas Wesley Berry

February 16, 1995 - April 13, 2017

Wesley Berry Thomas "Wesley" Berry (22) hit his last grand slam on Thursday, April 13th surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his parents (Kevin & Paula Berry). Siblings (Ashley & Andrew). Grandparents (Tommy & Sandy Berry of King George, Les & Jane Kaye Sisson of Montross), Great-grandmother (Gwen Sisson of Montross), aunts, uncles, cousins, his wonderful caregiver Jean Shanklin, and...
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James Melvin Otter

June 3, 1931 - April 12, 2017

James Melvin Otter, Sr., 85, of Orange died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Cardinal Village. Born in Maryland, Mr. Otter had retired after 30 years, as a printing specialist with the Government Printing Office. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Betty Otter; six children, David Otter (Karen), Jean Otter (Nick Stanisic), Linda...
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Ruth Connie Wright

January 1, 1927 - April 11, 2017

Ruth "Connie" Wright, 90, of Bowling Green, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Ashland Convalescent. Born in Caroline, she was the widow of Clarence E. Wright. She was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Wright, a brother, Otho Whitaker and a sister, Betty Kalodimos. Survivors include a granddaughter, Amanda Wright Rotz; great-granddaughter, Isabella Rotz; two step-grandchildren, Michael...
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Neil Lawrence Payne

August 22, 1964 - April 10, 2017

Neil L. Payne, 52, of Lancaster died Monday, April 10, 2017 at his home. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge. Born in Stafford, he is the son of Gary and Carolyn Payne. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, Cody Payne (Ashley), Levi Payne (Taylor Childress) and Kaci Payne; a brother, Gary Dean Payne; maternal grandmother, Frances Harding and his fiancee'...
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Jerry Columbus Cox

April 5, 1925 - April 8, 2017

Jerry C. Cox, 92, of Ruther Glen died at home Saturday, April 8, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Virginia M. "Jenny" Cox; four children, Joyce Lowzik (Gary), Jerry Ann Powell (Donnie), Lawrence "Mann" Franklin (Faye) and Marshall "Wayne" Franklin; the late Bobby "Bump" Franklin (Cindy Franklin); a sister, Maude Cox; brother, Roy Cox; nine grandchildren, Larry, Shelly, and Becky Franklin, Josh...
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Tracy Todd Bylilly

April 18, 1971 - April 8, 2017

Tracy Todd Bylilly, 45, of Ruther Glen passed away Sat. April 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. Tracy was loved by many. He loved his tractors, cows, toy men and Big Macs. He loved listening and singing George Jones songs. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Durrett Bylilly,; a sister, Robin Gentry(Charlie Boy"); niece, Courtney, nephew, Cody; two aunts, Judy Richardson (Marvin) and Polly...
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Geraldine Burrell

April 6, 2017

Geraldine A. "Gerry" Burrell, 65, of Colonia Beach, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 6, 2017 at her home. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and had retired after 34 years of service at NSWC Dahlgren. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Fred H. Burrell, Jr.; her sons, David Burrell (Shelly) and Fred H. Burrell, III (Denise); her brother, Joseph Rader; her sister,...
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Karen Eileen Jackson

November 11, 1945 - April 6, 2017

Karen Eileen Watterson Jackson, 71, of King George County, VA passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born November 11, 1945 in Indiana, PA to the late Guy and Mary Margaret (Little) Watterson. She was a 1963 graduate of Apollo High School, Apollo, PA and a graduate of Allegheny Valley Hospital's School of Nursing, Natrona Heights, PA. She worked for 20 years as a registered nurse at the...
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Eleanor Christine Hall

March 18, 1941 - April 6, 2017

Eleanor C. Hall, 76 of Ruther Glen passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Alfred E. Hall, Sr.; her two children, Alfred E. Hall, Jr. (wife Melissa) and Kimberly H. Mitchell; her siblings, Douglas Carter, Diane Luck and Linda Ann Greer; her grandchildren, Ryan Hall Pascua (husband Prince), Ashley Ganzert (husband Trey), Heather Mitchell and Hunter Mitchell and her...
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Leslie James Morton, Jr

May 25, 1980 - April 5, 2017

Leslie James Morton, Jr., departed this life on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA. He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie James Morton, Sr. and brother James Morton. "Junior" was born on May 25, 1980 in Richmond, Virginia. At an early age he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He attended Caroline County Public Schools and King George High....
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Kathleen F. Billingsley

April 3, 2017

Kathleen F. Billingsley, 96, of King George, Virginia, passed away on April 3, 2017. Kitty was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in King George and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Billingsley, Jr., and brother, John Felthaus. She is survived by her two sons, Joseph A."Tripp" Billingsley, III (Carol), Jack...
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Nona Lorene Bonheimer

March 27, 1946 - April 1, 2017

Nona L. Bonheimer, 71, of Daniel Island, South Carolina passed away in a single-car accident on the morning of Saturday, April 1, 2017. Born in Ohio, she had lived in Daniel Island, St. Louis, MO, and Port Clinton, OH. After dedicating herself to music in college in Kentucky, teaching elementary children in Ohio schools in her early career, and serving for many years as a St. Louis-based...
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Kelly Shell Perry

July 27, 1965 - March 30, 2017

Kelly Shell Perry, 52, of King George passed away March 30, 2017. Kelly was known for her generosity, her willingness to help others, but most of all for loving and caring for her family. She is preceded in death by her father Robert Shell. She is survived her devoted husband Mr. James H. Perry Jr.; children Tiffany Jones (Eric), Chris Jones, Chad Perry (Jasmin); brothers Nat and Steve Shell;...
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Howard Stanley Watson

July 5, 1939 - March 27, 2017

Howard Stanley Watson, 77, of King George passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on March 27, 2017. He is survived by his fiancé Felicite Macfarlane of Potomac, Maryland; daughter Tracy Rector (Richard) of Ranson, West Virginia; son Christopher Watson (Diana) of Apache Junction, Arizona; granddaughters Ashleigh, Gianna, Isabella; grandson Andrew "Andy"; and great-grandchildren Madison,...
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Marlene Grigsby

March 26, 2017

Marlene Grigsby, 81, of Colonial Beach passed away on March 26, 2017, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Grigsby was a member of Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Colonial Beach, Virginia, and retired from Mary Washington Home Health as a care-giver. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Walter R. (Buddy) Grigsby. She is survived by her children Joe Grigsby (Cari), Theresa...
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Robert Henry Williams

November 8, 1920 - March 21, 2017

Robert Henry Williams, 96, of Sparta died peacefully Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Caroline, Mr. Williams was a member of St. Stephens Baptist Church and he attended Virginia State University where he studied agriculture. He was a World War II U. S. Army vet and had retired from the United Steel Workers. After Mr. Williams retired, he returned to the home he was...
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Norma Gay Burke

March 17, 2017

Norma Gay Bailey Burke, 85, passed away in Anderson, South Carolina on Friday, March 17, 2017. She lived in Townville, South Carolina with her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Erbie Moak, since October, 2013. Born October 12, 1931, in Lochgelly, West Virginia, to parents Lemon and Evelyn Bailey. After 25 years of service in the federal government, she retired to King George, Virginia,...
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Lisa Ramos

March 14, 2017

Lisa J. Ramos, 38, of King George passed away on March 14, 2017. Lisa was a kind hearted lady with a well-known sense of humor. She is preceded in death by a sister, Tammy Redford. She is survived by her husband Gilberto Ramos; children Cody Scott (Kaleigh), and Alexis Mae Ramos-Scott; sisters Bridgette, Tina, Deanna; brother Robert; many nieces and nephews; best friend Nikki; and a host of...
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Chad Donald David Kelso

June 25, 1949 - March 12, 2017

Chad D. Kelso, 67, departed Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home. Chad was passionate about history, current events and science fiction. When he moved to Caroline County at the turn of the century, it was his hope that his future grandchildren would one day climb the trees he planted on the farm. Earlier this month, as he worked the garden around his stone patio, his grandsons played twenty feet...
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Jay Dee Green

January 14, 1980 - March 12, 2017

Jay Dee Green, 37, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at his home. He was born January 14, 1980, in Steubenville, Ohio. Jay served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a bridge construction worker for Freyssinet, Inc. His father, John Raymond Green preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Kathy Zamborsky Green, a half-sister, Vickie DelGuzzo (John),...
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Thomas L. Tanner

March 11, 2017

Thomas L. Tanner, 65, of King George passed away March 11, 2017. LCDR Tanner retired from the U.S. Navy, was a defense contractor, teacher, musician, and a family man of great faith. A long- time member of Peace Lutheran Church, he played guitar and led music for the contemporary service and sang in the choir. A man of many interests, Tom's real love was for his beloved wife and children. ...
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Ann Hicks Tate

October 29, 1929 - March 11, 2017

Ann Morrow Hicks Tate, 87, of Ruther Glen went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2017. She was a woman of strong faith who loved God, her family & her friends. A lifelong resident of Caroline County, Ann was raised in Delos, part of the land which is now Fort A. P. Hill. She recalled as a child seeing the first soldiers as they arrived in June 1941. On February 7, 1947, at age 17, Ann married...
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Anthony Chip Thompson

October 16, 1947 - March 10, 2017

Anthony Wayne "Chip" Thompson, 69, of King George County, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born October 16, 1947 to the late Wayne Adam Thompson and Catherine Elizabeth Moore Thompson. Chip served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He owned and operated a local plumbing business, Thompson & Sons Plumbing, prior to becoming a pipe fitter for the U.S. Government....
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Catherine Ann Farmer Elwood Durrett

November 28, 1928 - March 10, 2017

Catherine Ann Farmer Elwood Durrett, 88, of Bowling Green, died peacefully at home on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was the daughter of the late George Robert Farmer and Susie Maitland Jenkins and was predeceased by her first husband of thirty six years, Hugh Edward Elwood of Culpeper, VA and by her brother, Robert William Farmer of Bowling Green, VA. Born at Farmer's, VA, at the store and post...
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James Calvin "Coon" Wright

February 26, 1933 - March 10, 2017

James Calvin "Coon" Wright, 84, of Woodford died suddenly Friday, March 10, 2017. Born in A. P. Hill, he had worked at SMI for many years and was a U. S. Navy veteran and a member of Clifton Hunt Club. Coon loved Bingo, hunting, fishing and was known for telling jokes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Chinault Wright. Survivors include four children, Danny Wright (Kimberly), Wanda...
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Linda Collins Blehm

June 13, 1952 - March 9, 2017

Linda (Collins) Blehm, 64, wife of Steven Allen Blehm of 1878 Springhill Road, Staunton, VA died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at her residence. She was born June 13, 1952, in Richmond, VA a daughter of the late James Bernard and Annie Linda (Allen) Collins. Mrs. Blehm was employed by the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind with 41 years of service this May with plans to retire. She was a member...
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Linwood Dodd, Jr.

March 9, 2017

Linwood Dodd Jr., 74, of King George passed away March 9, 2017. Mr. Dodd retired from VDOT after a long and successful career. A lifetime member of Colonial Beach Baptist Church, and born in Maple Grove Virginia, he is preceded in death by his parents Linwood and Dorothy Dodd; beloved wife Linda Dodd; and sister Shirley Jean Dodd Richards. He is survived by his nephew Thomas Richards Jr. (Karen),...
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Ida Southall Robinson

November 30, 1940 - March 7, 2017

Ida S. Robinson, 76, of King George passed away on March 7, 2017. Ida was a long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her son Samuel Robinson Jr.; parents Gordon and Blanche Southall; and brothers Charles Southall and Beril Southall Sr. She is survived by her husband Mr. Samuel Robinson; daughter Susan Fichthorn; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren;...
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Danielle Dodd

January 17, 1951 - March 3, 2017

Danielle Gouldman Dodd, 66 of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church at Oak Grove. Dani worked as a defense contractor in Dahlgren for over 20 years and finally retired from Atley Pharmaceuticals in Ashland. Survivors include her husband, Bill Dodd; her son, Matthew Dodd (Robin); her daughter, Nikki Jones ...
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Joseph "Bobby" Fletcher

March 3, 2017

Joseph "Bobby" Johnson Fletcher born February 12, 1925 was called home by the Lord on March 3rd. He passed peacefully with his granddaughter Missey holding his hand. Joe is a WWII Veteran. He joined the United States Navy in 1942. He proudly served on the USS Converse (DD-509) as part of "The Little Beavers" DESRON 23. During this time, he went to Pearl Harbor and also fought in the Battle of...
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Annette Marie Wisniewski

July 16, 1950 - March 3, 2017

Annette M. Wisniewski, 66, of Ruther Glen, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at her home. Born in Texas, Annette was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Annunciation where she was very active in the church community. As a catechist, she taught the Catholic faith through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and prepared a generation of the parish's children for First Confession and First Holy Communion...
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Rebecca "Mitzy" Driskell

December 21, 1956 - March 1, 2017

Rebecca "Mitzy" Janette Driskell, 60, of Colonial Beach passed away March 1 2017 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Robert Driskell; parents, Louis and Barbara Rambeau; children, Bryan Driskell (Laura), Timothy Driskell, Pamela Berry (Robert); brother Tom Rambeau (Toni); sisters Valerie Rambeau, Natalie Richardson (Doug); grandchildren Madisyn and Hailey;...
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Paul B. Oram

February 27, 2017

Paul B. Oram, 86, of King George, Virginia, passed away February 27, 2017. Mr. Oram was renowned for his cooking skills and was a sought after chef for most of his life. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruth Collier Oram; daughter Rose Marie Messouak (Nor); grandchildren Nor Messouak and Jessica Lynn Proffitt. He is survived by his children Sharon Elizabeth Ireland (Thomas), Ronald Lee...
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James Joseph Fullem

July 24, 1938 - February 26, 2017

James J. Fullem, 78, of Ladysmith died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at VCU Medical Center. Mr. Fullem was a member of St. Mary's of the Annunciation where he served as usher for many years. Mr. Fullem was very active in Prince William and Caroline County politics, youth sports, schools and in his church. Among his many accomplishments was being named 1981 Dale City Citizen of the Year; charter member,...
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Larry Dee Newnum

July 12, 1956 - February 25, 2017

Larry Dee "Cuz" Newnum, 60 of Milford passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at his home. Born in Oklahoma, he had always worked as a truck driver until his illness prevented him. Cuz loved to hunt and fish and ride his Harley. Survivors include his wife, Donna Smith-Newnum; his daughters, Tarri Mattingly, Carrie Newnum and Heather Mundie; his brothers, Jack (Brenda), Harold (Dee), Johnnie,...
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Hugh E. "Casey" Cason, Jr.

February 24, 2017

Hugh E. "Casey" Cason, Jr. passed away February 24, 2017 at home in Colonial Beach, Virginia. He was born March 23, 1929 in Alexandria, Virginia. Casey is the last of nine siblings. He leaves his wife Jacqueline Jones Cason, three sons, Hugh "Rusty" Cason (Kimberly) of Knoxville, Tennessee, David Kern (Cathy) of Lake Anna, Virginia, Robert "Pat" Kern (Michelle) of Youngsville, North Carolina,...
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Sandra Kay Stone

March 21, 1951 - February 21, 2017

Sandra Kay Stone, 65 of King George County passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born March 21, 1951 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late William Weddington and Naomi Welch Weddington. Sandra retired in 2013 from the CVS Distribution Center after over 25 years of service, so she could spend time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her...
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Ashley Ann Fricke

March 17, 1991 - February 18, 2017

Ashley Ann Fricke, 25 of Bowling Green passed away Saturday, February 18., 2017. She was a 2009 graduate of Caroline High School and worked and put herself through school receiving her degree as a medical assistant. Ashley worked at Lakeside Primary Care in Richmond. She was a kind and caring person who loved the people in her life and they loved her. God has called another angel home. ...
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Shirley Ann Mason

September 21, 1960 - February 18, 2017

Shirley Ann Mason, 56, of Sparta died Sat. Feb. 18, 2017. Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Wedding (Richard); a son, Wayne Wilson; grandchildren, Shianne and Richard Wedding III; three siblings, Dennis W. Carpenter, Linda Jean Huffman and Darlene M. Wedding; nieces, Kathy Parker and Audrey Carpenter; and a best friend, Christine Carver. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and...
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Christine Elliott Thomas

November 29, 1933 - February 18, 2017

Christine Elliott Thomas, 83, of Doswell died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Memorial Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Buster; daughter, Carolyn Wilson (Kenneth) of Ruther Glen; a sister, Evelyn Key of Bowling Green; three grandchildren, Brian, Kelly and Kim; and seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Cora Elliott and a brother,...
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Elizabeth Rae Brown

May 13, 1952 - February 17, 2017

Elizabeth Rae Brown, 64, passed away on February 17 2017. Elizabeth was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing, baking, antiquing with her husband, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. A resident of Huntingtown Maryland, she and her husband also spent much time at their second home in Colonial Beach Virginia. She is preceded in death by her parents Ray and Maude Marshall and her brother...
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Judy R. Kulynych

October 15, 1953 - February 17, 2017

Judy R. Kulynych, 63, of King George went to be with Jesus on Friday, February 17, 2017. Born in North Carolina, she worked for over 20 years as a registered nurse with the Virginia Health Department. Judy was a caring, giving and thoughtful mother and wife. She was an active member of the Fredericksburg Full Gospel Fellowship, where she enjoyed the children's ministry and singing. Judy was...
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Bessie Edwards Tribble

March 26, 1921 - February 13, 2017

Bessie Edwards Tribble, 95, of Milford, widow of Marion Tribble, passed away February 13, 2017. She is survived by a daughter, Elsie Mae Lindsey, son, G.M. Tribble, Jr. (Brenda), grandchildren, Wendy T. Carter and Trip Tribble (Tracey), great-grandchildren, Preston, Carson and Madison Tribble, sister, Norma Harris, and brother, Curtis Edwards. The family will receive friends on Wednesday,...
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Larry Franklin Taylor

June 2, 1962 - February 10, 2017

Larry Franklin Taylor, 54, of, Sparta died on Shirl and his 22nd anniversary, Friday, February 10, 2017 at Retreat Hospital. Larry was a member of Salem Baptist Church, retired from VDOT after 31 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was an honorary member of Sparta Hunt Club. Larry is survived by his wife, Shirl Taylor; his mother, Lois S. Taylor; four children, Traci...
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William Grant Bragg

December 25, 1938 - February 9, 2017

William Grant Bragg, 78 of King George, Virginia passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, he had lived for many years in New Jersey and had retired as a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Shirley J. Bragg; three children, Bill Bragg, Jeff Bragg (Kitty) and Sharon Hollowell (Jason); two sisters, Karen Bragg and Debbie Anderson; a brother, Ricky Bragg; his...
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Richard Ortman

August 6, 1959 - February 8, 2017

Richard Ortman, Jr, 57 of Colonial Beach passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He was a member of the Carpenters Union and worked for Clarence I. Stack Inc. Survivors include his mother, Marion Ortman; his niece, Jennifer Riggs; his nephew, Robby Riggs and great nieces and nephew, Savannah, Mykayla and Malcom. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Ortman Sr and his sister, Marion...
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Gaynell Humphries Haynes

December 14, 1925 - February 8, 2017

Gaynell Humphries Haynes, 91, of Beaverdam, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at her home. Born in Chilesburg, Gaynell was a lifelong member of County Line Baptist Church and was loved by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Haynes. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Lula Mae Haynes; ten nieces and nephews, Henry Richeson, Judy Richeson Reid, Wayne, Charles and...
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Tina Marie Taylor

September 25, 1960 - February 7, 2017

Tina Marie Taylor,56, of Bowling Green, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Tina was a loving mother to Shawn and Brian Pitts, loving sister to Myra Beazley and Lisa Floyd, and loving grandmother to Hunter, Makayla, and Colton Pitts and had numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia and Charlie Forrest Embrey and a sister, Grace Wood. A funeral service...
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William L. "Bill" Green

September 28, 1926 - February 7, 2017

William L. "Bill" Green, 90, went to be with the Lord suddenly and peacefully in his home Feb. 7, 2017. A dedicated World War II U. S. Navy veteran who proudly served his country in the Atlantic and Pacific waters aboard the USS Eisner. Bill never met a person he didn't know. He touched the lives of many through his "Bill Green's world famous chicken", he loved building relationships, mentoring...
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Freddie Ray Reed

October 26, 1940 - February 7, 2017

Freddie "Fred" Ray Reed, 76, of King George passed away on February 7, 2017. Fred and Sandra Reed have lived in King George for over 45 years. Fred was a long time member of Shiloh Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon for many years. Additionally, he taught at King George High School, owned Fred's A/C & Refrigeration, was a member of both the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America ...
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Bernard John Ambrose

June 11, 1925 - February 4, 2017

AMBROSE, Bernard J. Colonel, US Army (Ret.) Bernard J. "Ben" Ambrose, 91, died peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Elk Grove, CA. Born June 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio, Ben was one of seven children of Joseph and Martha Ambrose. He enlisted in the Marines at age 17 and served four years in the Pacific Theater in WWII. Following the war, he attended the University of Dayton where he was a...
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Pauline Latka Getek

August 1, 1917 - February 3, 2017

Pauline Christine Latka Getek, 99, of Washington, DC died Friday, February 3, 2017 at her home in the presence of her three children and daughter-in-law. Born August 1, 1917, in Woodford, VA, she was the widow of Patrick Harry Getek. Pauline was the oldest of four children born to Joseph John and Maria Theresa Latka. From 1965 until 1982, she was a retail sales clerk at Woodward and Lothrop ...
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Frederick Glenn Barr

March 14, 1940 - February 3, 2017

Frederick Glenn Barr, 76 of Colonial Beach, formerly of Dale City, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017. Born in Glover Gap, West Virginia, he was the widower of Shirley Brown Barr and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He had retired as an engineer with the Department of the Army, Corp of Engineers. Survivors include his children, Lorie Barr Hoffmaster-Lyons and Brian Frederick Barr;...
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Nanette W. Comer

December 17, 1955 - February 3, 2017

Nanette W. Comer, 61 of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Alexandria, she was a member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church and had retired as a hairdresser. She is survived by her husband, Michael Comer; her sister, Lynda G. Baker (Ernie); a niece, Lynn Smith; a nephew, Glynn Baker; her aunts, Virginia S. Hetrick, Jean Hetrick (Sam)...
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James Wallace Musselman IV

June 10, 1967 - February 1, 2017

James (Jimmy) Wallace Musselman, IV, 49, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Jimmy was the Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #258 at Colonial Beach, Virginia, and a Life Member of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad. Preceded in death by his parents, James Wallace Musselman, III, and Alma Louise Musselman. Survived by his son, James Wallace Musselman, V; sister, Debra Deans; niece,...
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Virginia Lewis Beazley

July 17, 1921 - January 31, 2017

Virginia Lewis Beazley, 95 of Bowling Green passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at The Orchard in Warsaw. She was the widow of William Edwin Beazley and a lifelong member of Bowling Green United Methodist Church. She was an active member and held many positions including church Council secretary and choir member. Virginia was past Worthy Matron of Caroline chapter Order of Eastern Star and a...
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Barbara Ann Millward

July 29, 1939 - January 31, 2017

On January 31, 2017, God gathered into His arms, His daughter, Barbara Ann Millward of Colonial Beach, Virginia. She loved her God, her family, her church, and her community. Expressing her love through prayers, scriptures, and considerable talent as an artist was her ministry. She was born in California, Pennsylvania, on July 29, 1939. Preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Hazel...
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Gladwyn Andrew Mothershead, Jr

July 24, 1927 - January 27, 2017

Gladwyn Andrew "Billy" Mothershead, Jr., blessed our lives for over 89 years, and the Lord has now called His faithful servant home to walk with him on the golden streets of Heaven. Billy was a lifelong resident of King George County and quietly passed from this earth on the chilly evening of January 27, 2017 at the home of his daughter in Cross Junction, VA. He was born and raised in Shiloh and...
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Jeremy Patrick Via

May 23, 1971 - January 27, 2017

Jeremy P. Via, 45 of Fredericksburg passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 27, 2017. Survivors include his wife, April Via; his daughter, Brooke Via; his parents, Tom and Pat Via; two sisters, Jennifer Brygger (Joe) and Jessica Hoffman (Brian); his paternal grandfather, Jack Via; his nieces and nephews, Darren Campbell and Tyler, Daniella and Troy Hoffman; his father in law, Ricky Jones;...
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Margaret Yurick Fedder

October 26, 1926 - January 27, 2017

Margaret Yurick Fedder, 90 of Woodford died Friday, January 27, 2017 at McQuire VA Medical Center. Born in Woodford, she was the widow of Harold Fedder. She was the youngest of ten children born to Peter and Mary Anna Yurick. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary of the Annunciation and took great pride that for more than 50 years she was the Sacristan at the church. She made many pies to...
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Olga Petrovna Tapavichky Champe

July 22, 1919 - January 27, 2017

Olga Petrovna Tapavichky Champe. 97, of Arlington died peacefully in her sleep with her friend, Susan Stoddard at her side at Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center from complications from a fall. Born in Harbin Manchuria China, she was the only child of the late Natalia Ivanovna Ribka and Peter Gregorivitch Tapavichky. Olga grew up in a Catholic Convent in China and in 1941, at the age of 22...
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Willie Lee Pope

May 17, 1934 - January 24, 2017

The Lord called home Willie Lee Pope "Peewee," 82, on January 24, 2017. Peewee was born in Woodleaf, NC to Floyd Bingham Pope and Floy Louise Pope. He was raised in a small cotton mill town in Cooleemee, NC near the South Radkin River where he fished and played as a boy. Peewee relocated to Virginia, where he met and married Peggy Mae Foster in 1951, and started his family in Port Royal, Va. ...
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Keith Andrew Vickery

May 30, 1972 - January 23, 2017

Keith A. Vickery, 44, of Colonial Beach passed away January 23 2017. Keith and his family lived in Colonial Beach for over 20 years after moving from Glenn Dale, Maryland. He enjoyed watching his sons play football, was an accomplished hobby welder and was known for his engineering mind and his ability to repair almost anything. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast but most of all loved spending...
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Loretta Sue Thomas

June 30, 1980 - January 22, 2017

Loretta S. Thomas, 36 of Spotsylvania passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 in UVA Hospital. Survivors include her children, Michael and Skylar Thomas; her parents, Rachel and Ricky Thomas; two brothers, Jeremy and Christopher Thomas and her maternal grandmother, Ruby Day. The family will receive friends and celebrate her life on Saturday, January 28th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Storke Funeral Home...
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Samuel Warren Steele

September 27, 1941 - January 22, 2017

Samuel W. Steele, 75 of King George passed away peacefully Sunday, January 22, 2017 at home. Born in West Virginia to the late Warren and Nellie Steele, he had lived in King George for over 50 years. He is most known in the community for owning and operating the Hillcrest Restaurant and Motel for over 15 years. He had a passion for real estate development and had operated several other successful...
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