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Minnie McCune Jones

September 29, 2015

Minnie McCune Jones, 84 of Bowling Green died Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in Richmond. Born in Bath County, she was preceded in death by her parents Shirley and Lina McCune and her brother Lawrence McCune. She was the recent widow of Robert Walker "R.W." Jones. She worked at Southern States in Richmond for many years and more recently for Pitts and Manns Realty in Bowling Green. Minnie was an...
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Lloyd L. Bruemmer

December 19, 1932 - September 22, 2015

Lloyd L. Bruemmer, 82 of Woodford died Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Born in Wisconsin, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and retired as an inspector with the Federal Government. Survivors include his son, Wayne Bruemmer; five brothers, Willard, Willis, Raymond, Marlin and George Dunlap; three sisters, Betty Seibel, Sharon Weaver and Jean Godfred; three...
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Willie C Shook

September 25, 1925 - September 21, 2015

Willie C. Shook, 89, of Milford, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Born in Keysville, Mr. Shook had been a longtime owner and operator of a logging business. Survivors include three sons, Johnny , Clarence and Tony Shook and a daughter, Joyce James; three brothers, Clyde E., Leroy L. and Thomas Shook; seven grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his...
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Martha Opal Samuel

September 29, 1925 - September 20, 2015

Martha Opal Sloan Samuel, 89 of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 in Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Norman, Arkansas to the late Solon e. and Mary Paralee Sloan, she was the widow of Woodrow W. Samuel. Opal was a member of Sylvania Heights Baptist Church and was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her two daughters, Susan McMichael and Marsha S....
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Melissa Rae White

March 31, 1984 - September 19, 2015

Melissa Rae White, 31, of Palm Bay, Florida, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 19, 2015. She is survived by her parents, Warren White, of Richmond, VA, and Teresa White, of Ruther Glen, VA; the love of her life, her fiance', Steven Widmayer; her sisters, Sara (Mark) Jackson of Melbourne, FL, and Karen (Kevin) Collins of Ruther Glen, VA; nieces, Zoe and Kaysa...
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Ernest Lemuel Carneal

September 16, 1942 - September 9, 2015

Ernest Lemuel Carneal, 72, went peaceably to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 of natural causes. Ernest was born on September 16, 1942, to Ashton Clyde Carneal and Pearl Blanche Adams Carneal. He grew up on a family farm and stuck close to his mother, Pearl. He would refer back fondly of his childhood and as an adult. One of his favorite things to do was to go...
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Anthony Carroll Ezzell

September 1, 1964 - September 7, 2015

Anthony C. Ezzell, 51 of Bumpass died Monday, September 7, 2015. Survivors include his wife, Jill Ezzell; his parents, Robert and Janet Ezzell; his children, Kolbe, Liam, Rachel and Kellam Ezzell; his sister, Kimberly Hilton; his brothers, Robert and Raymond Ezzell and his granddaughter, Aviva Ezzell. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rose Moser. A memorial Mass will be held in his...
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Timothy Paul Secrest

January 12, 1957 - September 5, 2015

Timothy P. Secrest, 58 of Woodford died Saturday, September 5, 2015. He had retired from the Virginia Army National Guard. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Judy Secrest; two sisters, Patty Gaver and Kelly Sanders, a niece and a nephew and his beloved cats, Tiger, Garfield and Precious Marie. A graveside interment of cremains will take place Wednesday at 1:00pm in Quantico National Cemetery...
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Louis Victor Atkins, Jr.

October 22, 1946 - September 5, 2015

Louis Victor "Vic" Atkins, Jr, 68, of Bowling Green died Saturday, September 5, 2015. Born in Illinois, he served in the United States Army and attained the rank of Captain. Following the Army, he worked as a deputy sheriff for 11 years with the Caroline Sheriff's Office. He finished his career back at Ft. A.P. Hill in Range Control, with 18 years of total federal service. Survivors include his...
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Sharon Carter Brooks

September 3, 2015

Sharon C. Brooks, 60, of Longwood, Florida passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015. She was born in Fredericksburg and was the daughter of Hugh and Alma Crismond) Carter. She was a graduate of Bowling Green Senior High School and was an administrative assistant for the American Automobile Association for 17 years. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family and friends. ...
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Barbara Crismond Terry

July 6, 1938 - September 3, 2015

Barbara Crismond Terry, 77, of Caroline County, died Thursday, September 3, 2015. Born in Caroline, she was a member of Milford Presbyterian Church. Barbara's volunteer efforts reached every walk of life; including Commonwealth Girl Scout Council; Rappahannock Area YMCA; Mary Washington Hospital Foundation and Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. She was the second woman to serve...
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Ronald Raymond Mengert

October 3, 1958 - August 30, 2015

Ronald R. Mengert, 56 of Milford died Sunday, August 30, 2015 in Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Staunton, Virginia. During his career as a corporate credit manager, he worked for Lowes, Able Equipment, Sunbelt Rentals and finally for Eck Supply (Sonepar USA) for the last 10 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Ruth...
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Richard H. Green

June 26, 1947 - August 27, 2015

Richard H. Green (Commander, United States Navy, Ret.) 68 of Sparta, Virginia passed from this earth to be with His Lord on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Dick was the son of Ruth and Howard Green (deceased) of Kerrville, Texas. Dick had been fighting Multiple Myeloma cancer for over 2 ½ years. He had a love of working with people and enjoyed the hobbies of Woodworking, making furniture and...
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Richard Dick Hylton

February 15, 1940 - August 26, 2015

Dr. Richard Day Hylton, 75, of Bowling Green, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at Heron Cove in Gloucester, Virginia. Dick was born in Richmond, Virginia on February 15, 1940 to Clarence (Tony) and Mary Day Hylton. He grew up in the town of Bowling Green and graduated from Caroline High School in 1957. After graduation, he attended the University of Richmond where he was a...
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Robert "R. W. " Jones

May 3, 1932 - August 24, 2015

Robert Walker "R.W." Jones, 83 of Bowling Green died Monday, August 24, 2015. Born in Caroline, he graduated from Caroline High School and spent his whole career working in the county. He worked for Port Royal Motor Company, G&G Farm Service and retired from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. R.W. was an active member of Salem Baptist Church and served in many capacities including Deacon,...
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Jacob Benjamin Holland

August 20, 1954 - August 23, 2015

Retired MSG Jacob B. "Jake" Holland, Jr., 61 of Stafford, Virginia passed away unexpectedly, Sunday August 23, 2015 at Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital. Jake was a fiercely protective and private person. He was most proud of his family and his army career, where he served bravely for 25 years. A quiet man, he was a warm presence and would do anything for the people he loved. He always put his...
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Donald Glenn Stoll

February 22, 1933 - August 23, 2015

Donald Glenn Stoll, 82, died August 23, 2015. Born February 22, 1933, in Denver, Colorado, he was the son of Glenn Earl and Wilma Olinger Stoll. Donald married Maryann Cadwell in Colorado Springs on November 28, 1959. He graduated from Southern Colorado State University with a B. S. degree in accounting and worked for 12 years as an auditor with the U. S. Army Audit Agency. He and his...
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Mary Evelyn Morgan

September 7, 1937 - August 21, 2015

Mary E. Morgan, 77 of Ruther Glen died Friday, August 21, 2015 at home. Born in Bristol, she was the widow of Ralph L. Morgan. She loved gardening, cooking and family gatherings. Survivors include her children, Charles Bruner, Jr. (Denise), Debbie Childress (Hoppy), Teresa Berrier, Darryl Bruner (Patricia), Renee Carr and Melissa Lowder (Scott); a sister, Betty Norris, six brothers, Garnett,...
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Frances Evelyn Wright

February 21, 1933 - August 21, 2015

Frances E. Wright, 82 of Ruther Glen passed away peacefully Friday, August 21, 2015. She was the widow of Dewey R. "Jimmie" Wright, Sr. and had retired from Best Products after over 30 years of service. Survivors include her sons, Dennis R. Wright (Cynthia), Dewey R. Wright, Jr. (Roseanne), Danny R. Wright (Sharon) and Michael R. Wright; thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great...
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Mimi Bevilacqua Downs

April 9, 1967 - August 20, 2015

Mimi Bevilacqua Downs, 48 of Woodford died Thursday, August 20, 2015 in Richmond. Born at Camp Lejeune, NC, she had recently retired after 18 years of service with the Stafford Circuit Court Clerk's Office. She was also a strong supporter of law enforcement and the military. She was an avid hunter, loved nature, the outdoors, her dogs and doing crafts. But most of all, she loved life. ...
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Andrew C. Barker

November 20, 1943 - August 15, 2015

Andrew C. Barker, Jr. 71 of Ruther Glen died Saturday, August 15, 2015 in St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond. He had retired as a crane operator with W.O. Grubb and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 147. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Vivian Barker; two daughters, Donna Lippa (Tony) and Patricia MacFarland (Mac); five sisters, Linda Watson, Pat Capps,...
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Laura "Mae" Sale Marguccio

June 27, 1920 - July 30, 2015

Laura Mae Sale Marguccio, 95 of Woodford died Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was the widow of Salvatore Marguccio and had worked at Gerber's New Yorker Restaurant in Bowling Green for many years. Survivors include her son, Wayne Bruemmer (Diane); three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 3rd at 2:00 PM in Round Oak...
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Julian J. Chinault

May 6, 1937 - July 28, 2015

Julian J. "Dee" Chinault, 78 of Milford died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. A lifelong resident of Caroline, he had retired from VDOT. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie M. Chinault; six children, Dan Chinault (Brenda), Walt Chinault, Earnest Chinault, Bradley Chinault, Wayne Chinault (Susan) and Rebecca Wilkins (Mike); a brother, Ernest Chinault; fourteen grandchildren and seven great...
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Dawn Marie Williams

December 19, 1982 - July 27, 2015

Dawn Williams, 32 of Spotsylvania died July 27, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident. Her personality drew people to her and was the reason she had a large circle of friends. Dawn enjoyed cooking and loved spending time at the lake. Survivors include her fiancé, Eric Hancock; her parents, Galen "Spud" and Michelle Williams; her sisters, Crissy Little and Tiffany Williams; her nieces,...
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Matthew Short

December 13, 1975 - July 24, 2015

Matthew Short, 39 of Woodford died Friday, July 24, 2015 at his home. A lifelong resident of Caroline, he had been employed at Coca Cola in Fredericksburg. He was predeceased by his parents Elman and Lavina Short, brother Kenny Short, aunts Dale Shepard and Imogene Frazier and uncles Whitey Short, Arthur Short, Clifford Short, Marion Eller, Calvin Eller and Andy Eller. He is survived by his...
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Marian Lacy Mahon

December 17, 1930 - July 21, 2015

Marian Lacy Mahon, 84 of Bowling Green passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Born in Halifax, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Crews Lacy and Marian Chalkley Lacy. She was a graduate of Westhampton College of the University of Richmond and taught school in Henrico and Caroline Counties. Extremely active in her community, Lacy was a former President of the Junior Woman's Club,...
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Gene Cary Gee

July 17, 1934 - July 21, 2015

Gene Cary Gee, 81 of Ladysmith died Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Gene grew up in Richmond and graduated from Presbyterian College. He served in the United States Navy, where he trained as a pilot. After the military, he operated the family business, Cary Gee Music, for a while before returning to Union Theological Seminary. Following seminary, he served for 23 years as a United Methodist minister in...
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Carroll Franklin Elliott

February 18, 1927 - July 20, 2015

Carroll F. Elliott, 88 of Bowling Green died Monday, July 20, 2015 at his home. Carroll was born in Caroline County on February 18, 1927 to Floyd Hampton and Susie Gray Elliott. After graduating from Caroline High School, he joined the United States Navy during World War II. He served in the Pacific Ocean aboard the USS Elmore. Before starting a 50 year career as an entrepreneur, Carroll...
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Irene Alice Girard Huot

March 3, 1918 - July 14, 2015

Irene Alice (Girard) Huot, 97,died July 14, 2015 passed away at the home of her daughter in Bowling Green, VA after a long illness. Born March 3, 1918, in Manchester, NH she was the daughter of the late Lumina (Pelletier) Girard and William Girard. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Omer J. Huot and her first born son who died shortly after birth and her youngest son, ...
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Aubrey Scott Roberson

January 25, 1920 - July 12, 2015

Aubrey Scott Roberson, Jr, 95, of Roanoke, formerly of Lynchburg and Richmond, died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke. He was the son of the late Aubrey Scott Roberson, Sr. and Goldie Wheeler Roberson. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Gilbert Preas, Sr. He was born in Lynchburg on January 25, 1920. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal...
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Brenda Newton Bernal

April 17, 1961 - July 12, 2015

Brenda N. Bernal, 54, of Ruther Glen, died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at VCU Medical Center. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Audrey and Betty West Newton. Survivors include three children, William Johnson, Anthony Bernal and Tina Bernal; a sister, Anna Hankins; a brother, Donald Newton; four grandchildren, Isabella, Christian, Robert and Hanna Bernal; and her companion, Demetrio...
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Irvin Berkley Gayle

March 29, 1920 - July 12, 2015

Berkley Gayle, 95 of Ruther Glen died Sunday, July 12, 2015 in Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born in Caroline, he had served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII and had retired from the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative after 39 years of service. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Earle L. Gayle; his son, Ronald E. Gayle; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and...
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Ethel Skinner Payne

July 10, 2015

Ethel Skinner Payne, 94, of Woodford died Friday, July 10, 2015. She was the daughter of Robert Edward Skinner, Sr. and Corinne Klock Skinner. She loved her family, her home and her cats. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and reading. Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Janette Kaplan Newhouse (Fred) of Christiansburg, VA and Della Frances Mills (Mark) of Port Royal, VA; a sister,...
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Bernard Walter Hart

September 5, 1933 - July 5, 2015

Bernard Walter Hart, 81 of Woodford died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at his home. He was a veteran of the United States Army and owned and operated the flea market known as Hilltop Odds and Ends on Route 1 in Woodford for over 42 years. Survivors include his wife, Helen Hart; four children, Doris O'Connell, Wayne Carter, Daniel Hart and Leroy Hart; four brothers, Clyde, Richard, Robert and John Hart...
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Beulah Taylor Acors

November 5, 1933 - June 25, 2015

Beulah Taylor Acors, 81, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born in Caroline, she is survived by her son, Jeffery Acors. A graveside service was held in Greenlawn Cemetery.
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James Lewis Lineberger

December 14, 1941 - June 21, 2015

James Lewis Lineberger, 73, of Spotsylvania, died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in California, he had retired after 23 years with the U. S. Air Force and after 23 years with Lockhead Martin. Survivors include three children, Mary Reesing-Wright, Wendi L. Wilson and James Lineberger; and three grandchildren, Steven W. Briggs, Kristin M. Reesing...
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Kenneth Roy Coghill

February 15, 1954 - June 20, 2015

Kenneth R. "Kenny" Coghill, 61 of Port Royal died unexpectedly Saturday, June 20, 2015. He was a longtime member of Ducks Unlimited, an avid hunter and well known in the area for his talent for carving waterfowl decoys. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and is survived by his wife, Rolanda "Lana" Coghill; his children, Rebecca Perry (Jimmy Joe), Kenny Coghill and Patrick Coghill...
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Charles Francis Myers

December 21, 1920 - June 8, 2015

Charles F. Myers, 94, of Mechanicsville, formerly of Bowling Green passed away June 8, 2015 at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab Center in Mechanicsville after a courageous battle with cancer. Born December 21, 1920 in Coalport, PA, Charles served in the U. S. Air Force for 4 years. He then served in U. S. Army Corp and ended up working for the U. S. Government as a communications manager. He...
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Bobby W. Satterwhite

June 3, 1960 - June 7, 2015

Bobby W. Satterwhite, 55, of Ruther Glen died Sunday, June 7, 2015. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he is the son of the late Grayson and Novella Satterwhite. He enjoyed his fishing at Lake Caroline, hunting with his friends and was a member of the Silver Bullet Hunt Club. Survivors include his wife, Jill Satterwhite; his children, Ashley Carneal and her husband, Willie and Bob Satterwhite; two...
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Robert "Frank" Taylor

April 27, 1936 - June 7, 2015

R. Frank Taylor, 79, of Woodford, passed away peacefully at his son's home after a brief illness on Sunday, June 7, 2015. In 1995, he retired from VDOT as a Bridge Superintendent in 1995 after 40 years of service. He was a member of Kilwinning Crosses Lodge #2-237 AF & AM and a 32 degree Shriner Rite of Freemasonry. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Taylor of Woodford; two sons, Larry and...
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Ruth A. Lynch

March 26, 1943 - June 2, 2015

Ruth A. Lynch, 72, went to her eternal rest in Heaven on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. She was a retired civil service employee with the General accounting Office in Washington, D.C. Ruth was born in Meadville, PA into a large close knit family. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Darren Terrie Lynch; her sisters, Nellie Knickerbocker and Donna McAvoy. She was preceded in death by her...
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John Gary Shirley

September 30, 1941 - June 2, 2015

John Gary Shirley, 73, of Milford died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center. Born in Balboa, Panama, he was a U. S. Navy veteran having served in Vietnam, he was a retired chemist and author. Survivors include his wife, Frances A. Shirley; five children, Eli Shirley (Jessica), Jacqueline Parker (Scott), Rachel Shirley (Daniel), John Morgan Shirley (Lindsey) and...
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Carol G. Daughtrey

June 6, 1942 - June 2, 2015

Carol G. Daughtrey, 72 of Sandston died Tuesday, June 02, 2015 at her home. She was a devoted member of Sandston Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Thomas K. Daughtrey; her son, Jimmy Barton (Penny); her daughter, Catherine Adkins (Barry); her step-children, Donna Martinez (Ed) and Thomas Daughtrey Jr.; her sister, Edith Smith and two grandchildren, Anna Lee Barton and Lauryn...
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Louise Jeanette Beazley

August 5, 1910 - June 1, 2015

Louise Jeanette Beazley, 104 of Chancellors Village in Fredericksburg, formerly of Bowling Green, died Monday, June 01, 2015. She was the daughter of John W. and Lelia Beazley. She was born in Essex County and moved to Bowling Green in 1913. One sister, Lillian Beazley preceded her in death in 2001 and an infant brother, John W. Beazley III in 1913. She was a graduate of Lee Maury High School...
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Lois Freeman Carter

June 22, 1924 - May 29, 2015

Lois Freeman Carter, 90, of Ruther Glen died Friday, May 29, 2015. Born in Caroline, she was the widow of Charles H. Carter. Survivors include four children, Irene Gray, Jimmy Carter, Pat Taylor, and Bonnie LeRoy; eleven grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, June 1, 2015 at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, 15625 Concord Road,...
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Eleanor Cox Cohenour

October 26, 1941 - May 28, 2015

Eleanor Cox Cohenour, 73, of Caroline, died at her home, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Born in Crab Orchard, WV, she had retired as a court clerk from Fairfax County and was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Eugene L. Cohenour; two children, Kendall Cohenour and her husband Brandon Pabotoy and Duane Cohenour and his wife, Tracy; four grandchildren, Devin and Kyle...
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Anne Brooks Webb

July 6, 1921 - May 27, 2015

Anne Brooks Webb, 93 of Bowling Green died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Caroline, she was the widow of William W. "Jack" Webb Sr. Survivors include her sons, Bill Webb (Dianne) and Ed Webb; her brother, James S. "Cap" Brooks; three grandchildren, Dan Webb (Beth), Kristin Bissoon (Mark) and Chad Webb (Emily) and eight great grandchildren. The family will receive...
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Robert Edward Hughes

October 16, 1941 - May 25, 2015

Robert Edward Hughes, 73, of Caroline, died, peacefully in his sleep, Monday, May 25, 2015. Born in Caroline, he was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lucy Hughes, and his wife, Nancy Jo Hughes. He was a Navy veteran who retired from Phillip Morris. He attended St. Paul's Methodist Church and sang in the choir. He was a Civil War expert who enjoyed his Tuesday nights at the ...
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Gordon W Torrence

January 29, 1926 - May 25, 2015

Gordon W. Torrence, died Monday, May 25, 2015 following a brief illness Born in Concord, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Dinwiddie Torrence. He moved to Bowling Green in the late 1940's where he became a member of Bowling Green United Methodist Church for 56 year, a life member of the Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department, and an avid hunter and gardener. He owned and operated a...
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Edward L Carter

February 10, 1942 - May 21, 2015

Edward L. Carter, 73 of Ruther Glen died Thursday, May 21, 2015. He was a long time employee of Ashland Roller Mills and was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Virginia Carter and his beloved wife, Linda Carter. Survivors include his brother, Lee Roy Carter (Caroleen); his sister, Thelma Carter; sister in law, Brenda Melvin; nieces, Lisa Carter and Heather Mills; nephew, Heath Mitchell...
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Robert Edward Williams

July 21, 1948 - May 12, 2015

Robert Edward Williams, Sr. 66, of Ruther Glen died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at his home. He was a construction surveyor and attended Wright's Chapel UMC. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Ann Williams; his mother, Lillian Stone Williams; a son, Robert Williams, Jr.; two step-sons, Bill and Tom West; a brother, Frederick Williams; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11:00 A...
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Evelyn Noel Hawkins

October 4, 1924 - May 8, 2015

Evelyn Noel Hawkins, 90, of Fredericksburg went to be with the Lord peacefully on Friday, May 8, 2015. Born October 4, 1924, in Bowling Green, VA, she was the daughter of John Henry and Alice Noel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis D. Hawkins, Sr. and her son, Lewis D. Hawkins, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Deborah "Suzy" Fell and her niece who was like a second daughter...
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Ted G. Davis

September 17, 1944 - May 5, 2015

Ted G. Davis Sr., 70 of Ruther Glen, formerly of Lakewood, Colorado died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at his home. Born in Richmond, he was a veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from the IT department of Macys, in Denver after 30 years of service. Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia A. Sullivan of Ladysmith; his son, Ted G. Davis Jr. (Suzanne) of Spotsylvania; two sisters, Alice...
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William Pudden Wright, Sr.

October 6, 1935 - May 5, 2015

William Rogers "Pudden" Wright Sr., 79 of Bowling Green died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Caroline and served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl T. Wright and his son, William Rogers "Roger" Wright Jr. Survivors include his daughter, Angel Lambert (Ted); his daughter in law, Tracy Wright; his brother, David Wright (Pat); his brother...
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Wilbert C. "Billy" Lohr

May 9, 1922 - April 18, 2015

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

August 9, 1915 - April 18, 2015

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

April 19, 1931 - April 14, 2015

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

September 21, 1960 - April 12, 2015

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

February 20, 1927 - April 10, 2015

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

August 12, 1960 - April 8, 2015

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

July 31, 1926 - April 8, 2015

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

April 29, 1948 - April 4, 2015

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

March 3, 1922 - April 2, 2015

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

July 27, 1929 - April 1, 2015

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

June 20, 1957 - March 27, 2015

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

February 20, 1993 - March 20, 2015

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

October 17, 1914 - March 19, 2015

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

June 12, 1949 - March 18, 2015

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

August 14, 1966 - March 10, 2015

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

April 13, 1926 - March 10, 2015

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

February 20, 1932 - March 4, 2015

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

September 21, 1927 - March 2, 2015

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

December 3, 1960 - March 2, 2015

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

August 27, 1921 - February 28, 2015

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

January 23, 1934 - February 26, 2015

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

April 10, 1928 - February 20, 2015

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

February 18, 2015

Stephen P. Bartok, MD, 78 of Hayes passed away February 18, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident. Dr. Bartok retired from the United States Public Health Service. During his time with the Public Health Service he was attached to the Navy, Coast Guard and Department of Justice. While serving in Vietnam, from 1968 - 1970, he was wounded in action. Dr. Bartok was awarded the Vietnamese Armed...
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Harry Thomas Newman, Sr.

January 25, 1944 - February 16, 2015

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

January 29, 1920 - February 9, 2015

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

November 1, 1933 - February 6, 2015

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

December 3, 1921 - February 2, 2015

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

April 17, 1956 - January 28, 2015

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

August 10, 1946 - January 19, 2015

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

February 26, 1938 - January 13, 2015

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

January 1, 1931 - January 12, 2015

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

May 19, 1939 - January 6, 2015

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

September 19, 1942 - January 4, 2015

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

July 20, 1952 - January 2, 2015

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

September 16, 1925 - December 26, 2014

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

April 21, 1933 - December 24, 2014

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

May 12, 1945 - December 20, 2014

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

December 10, 1947 - December 18, 2014

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

January 14, 1956 - December 18, 2014

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

March 31, 1955 - December 11, 2014

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

September 9, 1930 - December 10, 2014

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Lynn Turner Carter

December 6, 1956 - December 10, 2014

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

October 3, 1933 - December 10, 2014

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

July 4, 1963 - December 8, 2014

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

June 19, 1932 - December 7, 2014

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

January 12, 1926 - November 22, 2014

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