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Annie "Vicki" Carter

March 29, 1924 - July 23, 2016

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

December 30, 1953 - July 22, 2016

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

April 7, 1931 - July 21, 2016

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

April 11, 1924 - July 21, 2016

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

September 17, 1929 - July 18, 2016

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

October 22, 1923 - July 11, 2016

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

September 11, 1944 - July 10, 2016

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

February 18, 1959 - July 9, 2016

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

July 25, 1936 - July 9, 2016

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

October 7, 1963 - July 8, 2016

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

December 24, 1971 - July 8, 2016


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Vernon Lee Haynes, Jr

October 18, 1961 - July 8, 2016

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

July 28, 1926 - July 6, 2016

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

September 11, 1988 - July 1, 2016

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

January 6, 1947 - June 29, 2016

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

March 11, 1930 - June 29, 2016

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

November 18, 1954 - June 26, 2016

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

October 19, 1950 - June 24, 2016

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

March 16, 1920 - June 21, 2016

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

August 2, 1926 - June 20, 2016

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

July 10, 1953 - June 19, 2016

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

June 26, 1951 - June 19, 2016

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

August 7, 1922 - June 18, 2016

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

February 16, 1938 - June 15, 2016

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

October 29, 1932 - June 14, 2016

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

April 5, 1930 - June 11, 2016

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

June 1, 1976 - June 10, 2016

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

April 1, 1970 - June 7, 2016

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

February 10, 1968 - June 6, 2016

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

December 26, 1942 - June 5, 2016

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

August 17, 1959 - June 2, 2016

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

February 2, 1936 - May 30, 2016

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

October 29, 1939 - May 30, 2016

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

April 9, 1952 - May 29, 2016

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

November 12, 1936 - May 27, 2016

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

November 24, 1943 - May 25, 2016

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

September 22, 1934 - May 15, 2016

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

November 11, 1948 - May 13, 2016

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

September 18, 1943 - May 7, 2016

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

March 19, 1947 - April 21, 2016

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

June 11, 1935 - April 18, 2016

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

February 4, 1929 - April 16, 2016

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

September 6, 1938 - April 15, 2016

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

February 29, 1948 - April 13, 2016

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

January 25, 1971 - April 12, 2016

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

August 23, 1922 - April 5, 2016

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

June 21, 1941 - March 22, 2016

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

February 17, 2000 - March 20, 2016

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

April 10, 1954 - March 15, 2016

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

December 24, 1948 - March 14, 2016

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

December 28, 1940 - March 11, 2016

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

September 16, 1955 - March 7, 2016

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

December 4, 1961 - March 6, 2016

Judy Shook, 54, of Ruther Glen died Sunday, March 6, 2016. She is survived by four boys, William S. Plotner, Timothy L. Plotner, Michael T. Plotner and Adam Nelson; the father of her boys, Lonnie Plotner; five sisters, Sue Taylor, Dessie Lemley, Faye Carter, Belinda Kirchhoff, Vicki Heney; a brother, Bert Shook; and a grandson, Tyler Plotner. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis...
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Russell Kanarr

May 25, 1954 - March 4, 2016

Russell E. Kanarr, 61 of Ladysmith died Friday, March 4, 2016. Born in Pennsylvania, he had a career in the United States Navy. He was an active member of the Ladysmith Vol. Rescue Squad with over 15 years of service. Survivors include his mother, Margaret Kanarr; two children, Mandy Lou Kanarr and Jason Kanarr; three sisters, Roberta Montgomery, Beverly Bouch and Rhea Pearce and two...
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Clarence Wayne Wright

October 26, 1954 - March 2, 2016

Clarence "Wayne" Wright, 61, of Bowling Green died Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Survivors include his mother, Ruth "Connie" Wright; his daughter, Amanda Rotz; and a granddaughter, Isabella Rotz. A funeral service will be held 2 PM Friday, March 4, 2016 in the chapel of Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Burial will follow in Lakewood Cemetery. Sign register book online www...
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Hunter Eugene Fortney

June 9, 1922 - February 27, 2016

Hunter E. Fortney, age 93, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2016 at home with his family present as Christ ushered him from the perishable to the imperishable. Hunter was born on June 9, 1922 in Preston County, West Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 99th Infantry Division in the European Theater, including the Battle of the Bulge. He returned home to West...
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Ralph Edward Eubank

July 11, 1925 - February 27, 2016

Ralph E. Eubank, 90 of Ruther Glen died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at his home. Born in Stafford, he was in the United States Army during WWII and served in France and Germany. He was the widower of Rhoda D. Eubank and had retired after 27 ½ years at the FMC plant in Fredericksburg. Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Eubank of Ruther Glen and Rachel Hart of Woodford and two sisters, Ruby...
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Brandon Lee William Brooks

March 13, 1993 - February 26, 2016

Brandon Brooks, 22, lovingly known as "Bubbie" or "Brooksy", of Ruther Glen passed away Friday, February 26, 2016. He was met in Heaven by his namesake, his great-grandfather, William Perry, Jr. He leaves behind his parents Amanda Gwaltney and David Brooks; two sisters, Brooke and Bailey Brooks; his grandparents, Cynthia and Bruce Gwaltney, Jean Mitchell and David Brooks Sr.; his great...
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Joseph Lloyd Bowen

April 22, 1932 - February 24, 2016

Joseph Lloyd "Joe" Bowen, 83 of Richmond passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, he had retired as a contractor. Joe served in the United States Army and fought in the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, shooting pool and his Dachshunds. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Doris Chenault Bowen; two children, Mike Bowen and his wife, Dawn and Terry Sweeney and...
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Raymond Paul Balog II

February 2, 1966 - February 18, 2016

Balog, Raymond Paul II, 50, Woodford, VA, entered his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 18, 2016. Born Feb. 2, 1966, in Johnstown, PA; son of Raymond Sr. and Elisha (Smith) Balog of Johnstown. Survived by loving wife, Marilyn (Hunt); parents; sons Raymond Balog III, married to Rebecca, Richmond, VA; John Balog, and fiancé Kasey Pompeii, Fredericksburg, VA; Nathan Balog,...
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James Broaddus "Jimmy"` Pickett

January 16, 1943 - February 18, 2016

James B."Jimmy" Pickett, 73, of Bowling Green died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Woodford, he retired from Rappahannock Electric Coop after more than 40 years. Survivors include his two children, James "Jay" Pickett, Jr. and Jennifer "Jenny" Pickett both of Reno, Nevada; two brothers, William Pickett and his wife, Peggy and Franklin...
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Densil Dusty Rhodes

February 12, 2016

Densil "Dusty" Q. Rhodes, 91 of Bowling Green, Virginia died Friday, February 12, 2016 at his home. Born and raised in West Virginia, he served in the United States Army and Air Force. He had retired after many years as an accountant with the federal government working for the National Labor Relations Board. He is survived by his daughter, Colleen Rhodes and his two sisters, Mildred Collins...
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Aubrey Allen Ellis

March 22, 1936 - February 11, 2016

Aubrey Allen Ellis, 79, of Woodford, passed away on February 11, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born March 22, 1936 in Fredericksburg, he was the son of the late Aubrey E. and Clara Ellis. A 1954 graduate of James Monroe High School, he was an Electrical Contractor in Fredericksburg for over 50 years, joining his father in business right after high school. Aubrey later started Electric...
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Shakirah Nicole Haskins Stephens

January 31, 1981 - February 4, 2016

Shakirah N. Stephens, 35 of Bowling Green passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Richmond. Survivors include her husband, Tim Stephens; three children, Ahryah and Iziyah Stephens and Jasmine Haskins; ten siblings; her godmother, Tonya Wilson; her spiritual mom, Joanne Walker and the Haskins, Mason, Diggs, Harris, Hamn, Gerber, Gray, Colvin and Canzator families. She was preceded in death by a...
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Leslie David Cook

September 5, 1954 - January 30, 2016

Leslie David Cook, 61, of Ruther Glen died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Henrico Doctors Hospital. Born in Loudoun County, Virginia, he was a truck driver for Darling Ingredients in Doswell. Survivors include his step-mother, Betty Lou Cook; four children, Erin Parker, Christine Bouren, Brian and Joshua Cook; a brother, Dean Cook; five sisters, Dianne Payne, Bonnie Miller, Kim Downs, Kathy...
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Virginia Watts Leite Upshaw

November 4, 1924 - January 29, 2016

Virginia Watts Leite Upshaw, 91 died Friday, January 29, 2016 at Heartfields. Although she lived most of her adult life in Gether, she always maintained a fondness for Port Royal where she was born. She was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Virginia Watts. During World War II, she met her first husband, Dennis Leite, at a USO dance at Bowling Green Town Hall. Following his death during the...
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Wallace Clarence Janish, Jr.

May 23, 1948 - January 27, 2016

Wallace Clarence Janish, Jr., 67, of Ruther Glen, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016.Born in Michigan, Wallace had worked numerous years for Caroline County Sheriff's office and had retired from the police force at Mary Washington University. He was the widower of Mary Blake Janish. Survivors include his children, Kenneth Janish, Amy Wilson,Thressa Elsey (Patrick), Marcus Kulynych, and...
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Rhonda Hicks

January 27, 1961 - January 27, 2016

Rhonda L. Hicks, 55 of Rappahannock Academy went to be with her heavenly father on her birthday, January 27, 2016, while surrounded by her family. Rhonda and her husband Chris operated Betty's Inn (the family store) and Hick's Landing, while raising their two sons. She had a love for children and enjoyed working as a teacher's aide at Bowling Green Primary. Rhonda also enjoyed gardening,...
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Herbert Franklin Tucker

April 24, 1933 - January 25, 2016

Herbert F. Tucker, 82 of Bowling Green passed away Monday. January 25, 2016. He was a United States Army veteran and had worked for FMC, Richmond Engineering and had retired from the maintenance department with Caroline Public Schools. Survivors include his wife, Marvin Tucker; two children, Herbert Franklin Tucker Jr. (Betty) and Vickie Tucker; a brother, Clarence Tucker; two grandchildren,...
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Margaret Satterwhite Woods

December 21, 1933 - January 20, 2016

Margaret Satterwhite Woods, 82, of Ruther Glen, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at her home. Born in Caroline she was the daughter of the late Claude Anderson Satterwhite, Sr. and Clarice Middlebrook Satterwhite . She was a 1952 graduate of C. T. Smith, retired from Best Products and was a lifetime member of Carmel Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, Preston Jarrell and his wife, Ann...
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Jackie May Battaglia

March 6, 1942 - January 13, 2016

Jackie M. Battaglia, 73 of Ruther Glen died January 13, 2016 at her home. Born in San Antonio, she lived much of her life in San Francisco. She had retired as a service vehicle dispatcher for a company contracted to Verizon. Survivors include her brother, John "Johnny" Schultz (Jody) of Seattle; her "adopted" family, Brian, Sherry, Christopher, Joshua and Patrick Ancarrow of Ruther Glen and her...
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Nayson H. Emami

November 30, 1983 - January 13, 2016

Nayson H. Emami was welcomed into heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 at the young age of 32. He spent time in between Woodbridge and Richmond, VA, but his true home was in Bowling Green, VA. He was greeted by his late uncle, his four grandmothers and three grandfathers along with his beloved dog Meiko. Nayson was loved by all who knew him. He was a graduate of Wyotech University and worked as...
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Thelma Irene Stover

July 8, 1944 - January 5, 2016

Thelma Irene Stover, 71 of Woodford died Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at her home. She is survived by a sister, Helen Hart; two brothers, Ronald Stover and Larry Stover; two half-sisters, Gloria Clarke and LaRue Noel and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 11th at 2:00PM in the chapel of Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Burial will follow in...
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Rachel Bruce Farmer

January 16, 1924 - January 2, 2016

Rachel Bruce Farmer, 91 of Port Royal died Saturday, January 2, 2016 at her home. She was a long time member of Memorial Baptist Church and had retired after 20 years of civil service at NSWC Dahlgren. Prior to Dahlgren, she had worked for FMC in Fredericksburg for 20 years. Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Emmett R. Farmer; her daughter in law, Marie Farmer; her granddaughter, Anna...
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Maxie Lee Broaddus

April 21, 1966 - December 31, 2015

Maxie L. Broaddus, 49 of Sparta passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 31, 2015. A lifelong resident of Caroline, Maxie spent his entire life farming the land in and around his native county. After his father's death, when Maxie was 16, he dedicated his life to hard, physical labor and had a work ethic that only increased up until the time of his death. At his untimely passing, Maxie had...
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John Turner Graber

November 12, 1928 - December 30, 2015

John Turner Graber, 87, of Woodford, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Amelia County, VA he was a member of Round Oak Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon for 5 years and was a Master Mason at the Burke Masonic Lodge. He had retired as a SMSgt in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts; retired from the Virginia State Parks, he...
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Mary Moseley Gouldin Wright

December 1, 1925 - December 28, 2015

Mary Moseley Gouldin Wright, 90 of Bowling Green died at her home on December 28, 2015. She had retired after 39 years from the Caroline Public Schools. She was born December 1, 1925 in Caroline County to the late Walker Louis and Mary Virginia Buckner Gouldin. She was married to the late Robert William Wright. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Caroline Grays, United Daughters of the...
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Donald James "Don" Pitts

September 19, 1938 - December 25, 2015

Don Pitts, 77, of Milford died December 25, 2015 at Poets Walk in Fredericksburg. Don and his wife, Aileen are owners of Pitts' Pond, which they share and open to the community for many to enjoy swimming, celebrations and church baptisms. Raised in Linwood, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Chichester High School in 1956. He was in the Army Reserves, and then started his career as an insurance...
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Ralph M. Peregory

June 5, 1955 - December 22, 2015

Ralph Montgomery Peregory, 60, of Dahlgren passed away Tuesday, December 22, at Heritage Hall in King George after a long, debilitating illness and recent hospice care. Born in Fredericksburg, Mr. Peregory was a life-long resident of Dahlgren and attended King George High School. In addition to other local business ventures, he ran the Peregory's Ace Hardware store in Dahlgren with his father...
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Tony Scott Martin

July 23, 1968 - December 22, 2015

Tony S. Martin, 47 of Milford died Monday, December 22, 2015 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He had been a carpenter all his life, was a member of Land Owners Hunt Club and was a devoted father. Survivors include his son, Cole Martin; his father, Robert W. "Teddy Bear" Martin; his brother, Bobby Martin (Sherry and Logan); his longtime partner, Leslie Bland; aunt and uncle, Winky and...
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Nancy DeJarnette Hansen

July 2, 1923 - December 21, 2015

Nancy DeJarnette Hansen, of Bowling Green, VA, died Monday, December 21, 2015. She was born on July 2, 1923, in Bowling Green to Alice Richards and Joe Willis DeJarnette. Her formative years were spent at Spring Grove, her ancestral country home, and she became a city girl when she moved to town as an elementary school student. Nancy, with her three lifelong best friends, graduated from Lee...
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William Henry Burruss, Jr.

October 15, 1929 - December 21, 2015

William Henry "Billy" Burruss Jr., 86 of Milford died Monday, December 21, 2015 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born October 15, 1929, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for many years at the FMC plant, before it closed and retired from Fort A.P. Hill. He was a member and longtime Tiler of Kilwinning-Crosse Masonic Lodge 2-237 AF&AM, a Shriner, a lifetime...
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Phillip Dalton Herndon

April 11, 1937 - December 10, 2015

Phillip D. Herndon, 78 of Ruther Glen died Thursday, December 10, 2015 at his daughter's home. Survivors include his daughter, Kathleen Herndon; five step children, Robert McDowell, Bonnie Wheeler, Kitty McKenzie, George McDowell Jr. and Linda Jackson and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley N. Herndon and step daughter, Dorothy...
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Joshua Samuel Dowdy

October 19, 1990 - December 5, 2015

Joshua Samuel Dowdy, 25 of Fredericksburg died Saturday, December 5, 2015. Survivors include his parents, Deborah and Roger Chewning; two sisters, Iris Chewning and Kayla McQueen and two brothers, Roger Chewning Jr. and Michael Briggs. A celebration of his life will take place Sunday, December 13th at 1:00pm at his parents's home, 4525 Shepherds Hollow, Partlow. Online condolences may be left for...
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Thomas Leroy Watson

February 25, 1943 - December 5, 2015

Thomas Leroy Watson, 72 of Ruther Glen died Saturday, December 5, 2015 at his home. Originally from Fairfax, he was a retired carpenter/engineer and was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Watson. He was known for his love of family and hunting. Survivors include his daughters, Susan Wiegand (Carl) and Sharon Schweining (James); his brother, Rodger Watson and three grandchildren, Charlie...
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Lydia A. "Betty" Strader

May 14, 1937 - December 2, 2015

Lydia A. "Betty" Strader, 78, of Milford died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at Greenfield of Spotsylvania. Born in Washington, DC, Betty had retired as Postmistress of Milford Post Office. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Strader, Jr. Survivors include a daughter, Kandy Leigh Provencher; a son, Kenneth Wayne Goodrich, Jr.; a sister, Judy Molosky; a brother, George Klein; a...
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James Skinker "Cap" Brooks

June 29, 1923 - November 27, 2015

James S. Brooks, 92, of Bowling Green known as "Cap" to his family and friends died peacefully at Bowling Green Rehab Center, November 27, 2015. Born June 29, 1923 and resided at Mt. Zephyr farm his whole life, he attended Mica school and graduated Caroline High School. Although "Cap" was deferred from military service due to being the youngest son and needing to manage the farm and care for...
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William E. Barlow

April 7, 1927 - November 23, 2015

The earth groaned and the heavens rejoiced as William E. Barlow entered into eternal life on November 23, 2015. Born in Gether to the late Joe Barlow Sr. and Pearl Barlow, William served in the United States Air Force as a military policeman. He was a Past Master of Kilwinning-Crosse Masonic Lodge #2-237 and a Charter and lifetime member of the Bowling Green Volunteer Rescue Squad, where he...
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Glenda Boadway Fults

December 5, 1961 - November 19, 2015

Glenda A. Fults, 53 of Bowling Green passed away Thursday, November 19, 2015 at her home, after a long illness. Born in New York, she had worked with U.S. Customs, the United Way and most recently at Geico in Stafford. Survivors include her husband, Geoffrey Fults; her parents, Frank and Carol Boadway; two daughters, Anne Fults and Kristen West (Donald); two sons, Brian and Matthew Fults;...
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Otho Carlino Campbell

March 23, 1933 - November 18, 2015

Dr. Otho Carlino Campbell passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 18th, 2015 – following several years of declining health. He was preceded in death by his identical twin brother, Preston, and the family finds peace in the knowledge that the two of them are once again together. Born at the height of the Great Depression in 1933, the twins shared good times and bad and always...
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Aleeyne Peatross Sanford

December 8, 1923 - November 10, 2015

Aleeyne Genevieve "Sis" Peatross Sanford, 91 of Ruther Glen passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at her home. She was the widow of Leslie M. Sanford and was preceded in death by two sons, William H. Sanford and Stuart A. Sanford a daughter, Betty Jean "BJ" Ostergren. Survivors include her son, Leslie M. "Sandy" Sanford Jr., and his wife Roberta; her sister, Betty Ann Barlow and her husband...
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Renita Hall Hill

November 13, 1969 - November 7, 2015

Renita Hill, 45, of Ruther Glen went to be with the Lord on Nov. 7, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. She was a school bus driver for Spotsylvania Schools. She is survived by her three sons, Justin, David and Nicholas; her mother, Renee Hall; three brothers, Wesley, Robert, Jr. and Kirk Hall; two sisters, Marlene Cox and Tammy Gayle. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and...
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Eben Jacob Olson

May 20, 1940 - November 4, 2015

Eben Jacob Olson, 75, of Beaverdam died Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his home. Born in Superior, Wisconsin, Ben had lived in Beaverdam for about 5 years. Prior to moving to Beaverdam, Ben had lived in Graham, NC, Salem OR and Wrenshall, MN. Ben was a retired welder with The Boilermaker Union, an avid fisherman, handyman, lover of nature and traveling in the United States. Ben had a terrific...
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Valeria Norville

January 12, 1936 - November 2, 2015

Valeria Norville, 79 of Fredericksburg, formerly of Ladysmith, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 in Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Wisconsin, she was a veteran of the United States Air Force. She is survived by her husband, Jerry L. Norville (Professor Emeritus of the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University); her daughter, Lisa Barker (CPA) and her sister, Lori...
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James A. Mounts

August 29, 1938 - October 30, 2015

James A. Mounts Sr., 77 of Ladysmith passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 at his home. He retired after 20 years of service in the United States Navy. After the Navy, he had another career as an HVAC mechanic with the federal government and finally Caroline County. He was a member of Ladysmith Baptist Church and loved his church family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lossie...
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Samuel Lewis Morris

November 25, 1951 - October 26, 2015

Samuel Lewis Morris 63 went home to be with the Lord on October 26, 2015. Sam was a Veteran of the United States Army, and served in Vietnam two tours as part of the 101st Airborne Division, "The Mighty Screaming Eagles" and was awarded a Bronze Star for his Valor. Sam was active in phone ministry prior to his death, ministering to those who were disabled and sick. He worked at Quantico...
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Sandra Smith Talley

February 6, 1950 - October 22, 2015

Sandra Smith Talley, 65 of Ashland passed away Thursday, October 22, 2015, with her family by her side. Born in Louisa, Sandra was baptized at a very young age at Carmel Baptist Church, where she was a member for the majority of her life. In recent years, she attended Winn's Baptist Church in Glen Allen. She spent the majority of her career at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg and...
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Margaret Kay "Billy" Satterwhite

October 16, 2015

Margaret Kay "Billy" Satterwhite, 86 of Caroline died Friday, October 16, 2015 in Mary Washington Hospital. She was born in an area of Caroline that is now Ft. A.P. Hill and was the widow of John Norwood Satterwhite. She is survived by her son, Harold Satterwhite and his wife, Diana; her daughter, Vicki Satterwhite; her brother, Gordon Kay and her beloved cat, Honey. A funeral service will...
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Patricia Ann Moeller

November 7, 1939 - October 14, 2015

Patricia Ann Moeller, 75 of Bowling Green died Wednesday, October 14, 2015. She was the widow Harry Moeller and had retired with over 20 years of civil service at Ft. Belvoir. She was a loving mother to her children, Harry Moeller Jr (Katherine) and Michelle Moeller; grandchildren, Sean, Travis and Kirstie Moeller and great granddaughter, Everliegh Ann Moeller. She will be cremated and the...
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Robert Bruce "Bobby" Gordon

May 25, 1959 - October 12, 2015

Robert Bruce "Bobby" Gordon, 56, of Penola, died Monday, October 12, 2015 at his home. Born in Richmond, he was preceded in death by his father, Gail B. Gordon. Survivors include his son, Lucas Gordon and his wife, Blair; his mother Kitty Gordon; a sister, Nancy G. Carson and her husband, Richard; a brother, William Gordon and his wife, Valerie; and three nieces, Caroline Lyons, Sarah Gordon and...
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