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Our Obituaries

Margaret Katherine Beazley

October 30, 1929 - August 17, 2017

Margaret K. Beazley, 87, of Milford died Thursday, August 17, 2017. Born in Caroline, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Alfred Beazley; five children, Lilly Wade (Pete), Brenda Sanford (Paul), Stephen Beazley (Nancy), Dorothy Adcock (Bernard) and Tammy Gouldman; nine grandchildren, Brandy, Ashley, Jaime, Jessica, Caroline, Joshua, Mariah, Caleb,...
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Kathryn Susie Acors

April 4, 1964 - August 13, 2017

Kathryn C. "Susie" Acors, 53 of Ruther Glen went to meet God Sunday, August 13, 2017, after battling cancer for five years. Susie is survived by her husband, Alfred Acors; her son, Michael Lee Finney; her step children, Nicholas Acors and Crystal Acors; her mother, Violet Edmonds; her sisters, Mary Lee Williams and Betty Butler; her brothers, Wallace "Mutt", Charles and Thomas Allen; four...
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Carl F. Durfee, Jr.

August 14, 1961 - August 12, 2017

Carl F. Durfee Jr., of King George County, quietly passed away at home, with his wife, his mother and his son by his side, on 12 August, 2017 after a brave battle with a long-term illness. Through all of it, he believed God had a plan, and he is now at peace with his Holy Father. Mr. Durfee is survived by his wife of 15 years, Audrey Durfee; his son, Jeffrey Durfee; his daughter, Kimberly...
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Donald Carr Howell II

January 17, 1988 - August 10, 2017

Donald Carr Howell, II of King George sprinted off the field to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born January 17, 1988. He was a 2006 graduate of King George High School and an outstanding baseball player for the Foxes where his teammates called him "DUCK" and "Don Don." He was named Male Athlete of the Year in 2006, as well as being voted the recipient of The Courage...
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Katherine Mitchell Garrett

June 20, 1927 - August 9, 2017

Katherine M. Garrett, 90 years old from Fredericksburg passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the home of her son, Nelson and his wife, Donna Street by her side. Katherine is preceded in death by her husband, William David Garrett. She is survived by her sons, Nelson and his wife, Donna R. Street of Fredericksburg and Lloyd Street; six grandchildren, Amy Street Selby,...
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Shirley Temple Wilkins Baldwin

August 30, 1936 - August 7, 2017

Shirley Temple Wilkins Baldwin, 80, passed away on August 7, 2017, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was born, raised and resided at Troy Farm in Leedstown. She was employed with the Tri County Council in Maryland and retired as an executive secretary from American Federation of Teachers and Nurses Union (AFT). She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, active member of the water...
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Patricia Ann Holmes

April 21, 1943 - August 6, 2017

Patricia Ann Holmes, 74, of Bowling Green died unexpectedly Sunday, August 6, 2017. Born in Richmond, she was a member of Salem Baptist Church and had been a very special caregiver to several people. Survivors include two sons, Michael Broaddus and Leo Joseph Mitchell; two sisters, Jackie Dean and Delores Clarke Norby; four granddaughters, Jessica, Mary Grace, Danielle Hope and Emilee...
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Viola J. Epperson

February 19, 1940 - August 6, 2017

Viola J. Epperson,77 of King George County, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 06, 2017, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in King George. Mrs. Epperson was a homemaker and babysitter. Raising her own children, as well as contributing to the raising of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the children of others for many years. She was also a member of Montague Baptist...
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William Ernest Stephen " Stevie" Wilkerson

April 28, 1930 - August 4, 2017

William Ernest Stephen "Stevie" Wilkerson, 87, of Colonial Beach, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Westmoreland Rehab and Healthcare Center in Colonial Beach. He was born April 28, 1930 in Colonial Beach to the late William Ernest Stephen Wilkerson, Sr. and Marion Wilkerson. He served his country in the United States Army and then worked at Wilkerson's Restaurant in Colonial Beach. ...
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Kathaleen J. Tillapaugh

June 9, 1937 - August 3, 2017

Kathaleen J. Tillapaugh, 80 of Ruther Glen VA, formerly of Delhi NY passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Tillapaugh; her daughter, Beth Dickson (Scott); her son, Charles Tillapaugh (Amy); five grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Jones and Dawn Spencer and one brother Charles McDonald. She was preceded in death by five siblings, Phyllis, Shirley, Sharley,...
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Linda Sue Phillips

June 16, 1949 - August 2, 2017

Linda S. Phillips, 68, of Colonial Beach, VA, passed away on August 2, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born June 16, 1949 in Washington D.C. She graduated from Lenape high school in New Jersey. On August 17, 1966 she married her husband of 51 years, Foster "Butch" Phillips. She was a bank teller for many years. Recently, Linda was a caregiver for the elderly. Linda was kind and caring,...
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Frances Susanne "Susie" Hass

May 14, 1966 - July 29, 2017

Frances Susanne Hass, 51, died at her home in Wilmington, NC on Sat. July 29, 2017. Born in Loudoun County, VA Susie had worked for Ayrshire Farm in Loudoun for 15 years. For the past 3 years, she was an office manager for a family business of ours that required a lot of travel. While on the road, she provided a lot of home base support, which she enjoyed a lot. She was preceded in death by her...
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Fern Elizabeth Lefurjah

March 3, 1954 - July 26, 2017

Fern Elizabeth Williams Lefurjah left the arms of her beloved husband for the arms of her beloved Savior on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Fern was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on March 3, 1954. She is survived by her husband and soulmate, George Lefurjah; stepson, Justin Lefurjah; sister, Faith (Greg) Shortal; chosen daughters, Toy (Dara) Suon and Katy (Daniel) Weaver; nieces, nephews; and...
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Bruce Falwell Verne

July 28, 1954 - July 26, 2017

Bruce F. Verne, 62, of Woodford died Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Born in Richmond, he was the son of Lucille and Don Verne. He was very active at St. George's Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg and he loved playing and teaching classical piano. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby. Survivors include a sister, Donna "Dinky" Raynes (Mike); two brothers, Mike Verne (Elaine) and Johnny...
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Randall Lowndes Bryson

April 9, 1932 - July 26, 2017

Randall Lowndes Bryson, of Woodford passed away on July 26th, 2017 at Greenfield Senior Living Community of Spotsylvania Virginia. Born April 9, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Clarke Dulany Lowndes Carey of Ocean City Maryland., and W. Bladen Lowndes, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Clarke Dulany Lowndes...
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William Mercer Hockaday

December 27, 1929 - July 26, 2017

William M. "Willie" Hockaday, 87 of Bowling Green passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Born in Spotsylvania, he had a long career with FMC Plant in Fredericksburg, until it closed, and then Keller Industries in Milford. After retiring, he was a parts deliveryman for the NAPA store in Bowling Green. He loved to fish and was an avid NASCAR fan. He is...
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George Ellis Rick, Jr.

September 27, 1943 - July 25, 2017

George Ellis Rick Jr., age 73, passed away on July 25, 2017. George is survived by his sister, Emily Rick Parry and his seven children and spouses; David and Linda Rick, Lisa and Baris Sarsilmaz, Kathryn Rick, Bryan Binney, Amy Rick Kennedy, Charlie and Amy Kennedy, Wayland and Carie Meyers, and Christine Bechtel. He is also survived by his eleven grandchildren, Hunter Rick, Brock and Liam...
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William Robert Lewko

February 20, 1974 - July 22, 2017

William Robert Lewko, 43, passed away on July 22, 2017. He is survived by his father, William R. Lewko of Montross, Virginia. Services will be private. Condolences may be left for the family at
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Josephine Catherine Borst

June 29, 1930 - July 22, 2017

Josephine Catherine Borst (Biscardi), 87, of King George, Virginia, passed away peacefully with her children by her side at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, on July 22, 2017. She was born June 29, 1930, in Queens, New York. She is preceded in death by her parents, Aniello and Lucy Biscardi; husband, Robert L. Borst. She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Philip) Salone, Murrells Inlet, South...
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Richard Byrd Beasley

September 13, 1930 - July 21, 2017

Richard B. Beasley, 86 of Richmond, formerly of Partlow, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Eulia M. Beasley; his daughter, Sandra Ripley (Douglas); a sister, Betty; his grandson, Richard Ripley; three great-grandchildren, and he was "Pops" to many other people. The family will receive friends at Wallers Baptist Church, Tuesday, July 25, from 6-8 PM. The funeral...
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Richard Gilmer Marshall

February 19, 1942 - July 20, 2017

Richard G. Marshall, 75 of King George passed away Thursday, July 20. 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Maryland, he had retired as a carpenter with G.P. Homes. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Priscilla Marshall; his three daughters, Joy (Byron); Denise (David-deceased) and Michelle (Larry); his six brothers, Robert, George, Jimmy, Jerry, Danny and Leslie; his grandchildren,...
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Johnny Ray Flippo

November 23, 1963 - July 19, 2017

Johnny Ray Flippo, 53, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. Johnny is survived by two daughters, Amanda Goodeill and Brittany Flippo; his mother, Diane Widdick; his companion, Kay Pitts; a sister, Tina Widdick; a granddaughter, Haley Flippo; Auntie Cheryl Welch and Uncle Jamie. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Flippo. A funeral service will be...
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James Howard Scott

June 12, 1947 - July 18, 2017

James H. Scott, 70, of Ruther Glen died at his home Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Born in Baltimore, MD he had retired as a heavy equipment operator for Operation Engineers Local 37. He loved antiques and motorcycles. He was a loving husband to his wife, Rose A. Scott; and loving father to his three daughters, Sarah Ann Scott (Josh Ross), Mary Ellen Scott (Austin Northern) and Jamie Lynn Scott; a...
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Marty Allen Sexton

April 15, 1964 - July 15, 2017

Marty Allen Sexton, 53, of Bowling Green died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at his home. Born in Glasgow, Kentucky, he had worked as auto parts manager for Bowling Green NAPA for 17 years. Marty loved spending time with his family and friends, enjoyed music and target shooting. He is survived by his wife, Kim Sexton; his mother, Juanita Sexton of Kentucky; his two sons, Allen Sexton and Travis Sexton ...
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Danny Robert Galloway

June 12, 1959 - July 13, 2017

Danny Robert Galloway, 58, died suddenly on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his home in Colonial Beach. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carol (Pullin) Galloway; his son, Nathan Galloway; his daughter, Danielle Galloway; and a countless amount of other family and friends. Born and raised in Wise County, Virginia, the son of Melvin and Thelma Galloway, Danny was brought up in a loving...
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Barbara Blake "BB" Burckell

April 23, 1932 - July 12, 2017

Barbara Blake Burckell, 85, of Durham, North Carolina, died peacefully on Wednesday July 12, 2017. BB as she was known to her friends and family was born in Richmond, Virginia, and was the widow of Thomas J. Burckell. Survivors include a daughter, Maureen B. Schell of Durham, North Carolina, with whom she made her home for the last ten years; a son Thomas B. Burckell and his wife, Janet F....
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Myrtle S Samuels

September 15, 1930 - July 11, 2017

Myrtle Samuels, age 86, of Port Royal, Virginia died Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She passed peacefully at home with her daughters, Patricia Edwards and Andrea Pogue, at her side. Throughout her life, Myrtle was a quiet and gentle soul. As matriarch of the Samuels/Edwards clan, she fostered a reverent love of God, a sense of pride in oneself and one's ancestry, a prioritized belief in and service...
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Joan House Gray

November 6, 1932 - July 8, 2017

Joan H. Gray, 84, of Charlotte Hall MD, formerly of King George passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was the widow of Alton M Gray Sr. and was a member of Montague Baptist Church. She loved music, her family and her friends and served as the church pianist for over 50 years. Survivors include her 7 children; Alton M. Gray Jr (Lois) of Oak Grove, Carolyn Crawford of Port Royal, Jacqueline...
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Elizabeth Durrett Beasley

April 25, 1925 - July 8, 2017

Elizabeth Durrett Beasley, 92, of Partlow went to be with her Lord and Savior to walk the streets of gold on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Born and raised in Partlow, she was a lifelong member of Wallers Baptist Church. She was the devoted wife of the late James Dempsey Beasley. She is survived by her four children, Charlene Eubank (Bill), of Vera Beach, FL, Carlton Beasley (Sharon), Carolyn...
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Annaliese Gibbs Anthony

March 10, 1932 - July 7, 2017

Annaliese Gibbs Anthony, 85, of Colonial Beach, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on July 7, 2017. She was born on March 10, 1932 in Maple Shade, N.J. to Earl and Katherine Gibbs. After graduating from Moorestown High School, she served as a member of the Civil Air Patrol. During her service, she flew on many search and rescue missions seeking survivors of downed aircraft in the...
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Marjorie "Margie" Ruth Keens

January 13, 1944 - July 4, 2017

Marjorie "Margie" Ruth Keens, 73, of King George passed away at Mary Washington Hospital on July 4, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Bertha Jackson; husband, Robert Keens; sons, Johnny and Dave Morgan. She is survived by her long-time companion, Norman Ellyson; son, Ronnie Morgan; four grandchildren, Brandi Blankenburger, William, Samantha and Anthony Morgan;...
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Emily Spurlock Williams

August 4, 1943 - July 1, 2017

Emily Spurlock Williams, 73, of Ruther Glen died Saturday, July 1, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Charles Williams; three children, Shelley Huss (Mark), Susan Clark (Scott) and Daniel Williams (Lauryn); six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 2 PM Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Burial will follow in the Williams...
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Edgar Butler Carneal

April 7, 1930 - July 1, 2017

Edgar Butler "Pop" Carneal, 87, of Milford died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at this home. Born in Caroline, he was the widower of Betty S. Carneal. He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Fields; a son, Edgar B. Carneal, Jr; ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Gibson, son, Julian Ray Carneal, a grandson, Edgar Allen...
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Gary Warren Payne

November 28, 1940 - June 29, 2017

Gary Warren Payne, 76, of Stafford died Thursday, June 29, 2017. Born in Fredericksburg, he was a member of Falmouth Baptist Church and retired after working over 50 years as construction manager for Anning-Johnson Company and since his retirement for CCE Specialties. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn A. Payne; a son, Gary Dean Payne; two brothers, Alfred and Michael Payne both of...
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Domenica Marie "Mickey" Pitts

January 7, 1934 - June 25, 2017

Domenica Marie "Mickey" Pitts, 83, of Colonial Beach, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at her home. She was born January 7, 1934 in Washington D.C. to Samuel Zanger and Aida Auritti Zanger. Mickey retired after 33 years with Virginia Roofing, she was a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Colonial Beach American Legion Auxiliary, Colonial Beach Moose Lodge and was a volunteer with Colonial...
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Nicholas Adam "Nick" Garza

December 9, 1988 - June 24, 2017

Nicholas Adam "Nick" Garza, 28, of King George County, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 24, 2017. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at
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Ellington Tice Waite

June 23, 2017

Ellington Tice Waite, 2-year-old son of Kresimir and Shelbey Waite, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. He was a member of the King George Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His loving smile brought happiness to all who knew him. He loved being in the middle of any activity involving his family. Ellington sat on the counter to help Mom cook, threw the dice for everyone during...
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William Daryle Eubank

June 28, 1960 - June 21, 2017

William Daryle Eubank, 56 of Woodford passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital. Daryle had been a longtime employee of Fredericksburg Auto Parts and also worked at Refinish Solutions. He currently worked at NAPA in Stafford. His passion was restoring old cars. He is survived by his children, Josh Eubank (Nicole) and Cameron Eubank (Tim Smith); his...
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Charles F Kobs

September 3, 1942 - June 18, 2017

Charles Frederick Kobs, 74, of Ladysmith died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Patricia L. Kobs. A celebration of life will held 10:30 AM Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Lakewood Cemetery, 17299 Lakewood Road, Bowling Green, VA. With Rev. Kendra Grimes officiating.
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Ashley Partain

March 10, 1987 - June 17, 2017

Ashley Partain, 30 of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at her home. Born in Alabama, Ashley was the manager of the Tattle Tale Café in Colonial Beach. She is survived by her mother and step father, Mala and Wayne Defauw; her father and step mother, John and Susana Partain; her children, Aidan Partain and Ava and Antony Dickerson; her brothers, Adam Partain and Matthew and...
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Ralph Winter Forder

January 6, 1918 - June 13, 2017

Ralph Winter Forder, 99, died on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Lakewood Manor in Richmond, VA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen Rand Forder. He was the son of the late Ralph Waldo Forder and Mary Frances Winter Forder. A native of Baltimore, MD., he was a graduate of City Collage and the Baltimore School of the Bible. For 42 years, he was an employee of the Western...
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Leo Rene Croisetiere, Jr.

May 6, 1955 - June 9, 2017

Leo Rene Croisetiere, Jr., 62, of King George, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at his home. Leo was born May 6, 1955 in Alexandria, VA. He was a manager of Theros Equipment Rentals, now Sunbelt, in Fredericksburg, VA, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Leo loved to hunt, fish and he enjoyed spending time innovating in his workshop. He was preceded in death by his father Leo Rene...
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William "Billy" James Correia

April 14, 1982 - June 8, 2017

William "Billy" James Correia, 35, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Mary Washington Hospital. Billy loved to fish, play pool and recently became interested in automotive mechanics as a hobby. He is survived by his Son, William, Father, David F. Correia, Mother, Sandra Thayer (Ken), Brother, David J. Correia, Half-Sister, Regan Ann Pennypacker, Aunt, Leah Defontes,...
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Constance "Connie" Klopsis

November 14, 1939 - June 4, 2017

Constance "Connie" Klopsis, 77, of Colonial Beach, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Westmoreland Rehab and Healthcare in Colonial Beach. She was a member of Colonial Beach Baptist Church where she volunteered with the food bank, and a lifetime member of both the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad and Fire Dept. Auxiliary's. Connie is preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn McKissick; her husband,...
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Mary Ella Sanford

June 12, 1934 - June 4, 2017

Mary Ella Sanford, 82, of Colonial Beach, VA, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2017 at 8:55 p.m. at Mary Washington Hospital, surrounded by family. Mrs. Sanford was born June 12, 1934 in Westmoreland, VA to parents Rufus and Lue Ella Oliff, and had 10 brothers and sisters. Mary had a strong altruistic nature and never hesitated to help people and organizations throughout her life. She...
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Marybelle Greenman Ashton

June 3, 1918 - June 4, 2017

Marybelle Greenman Ashton passed away peacefully on June 4, one day after celebrating her 99th birthday with her family. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Donald Ray Greenman and Carolyn McIntyre Greenman. After graduating from the University of Iowa, Marybelle taught school in a one-room school house before moving to Washington, DC, during WWII. There, she worked for the FBI and Bureau of...
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June Marie Miller

June 27, 1929 - June 2, 2017

June Marie Miller, 87 of Colonial Beach, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. Mrs. Miller was born Thursday, June 27, 1929 in Duluth, Minnesota to the late Axel and Tina Peterson. She served her country in the U.S. Navy Wave and was a member of the Salvation Army, 8 & 40 and the following organizations in Colonial Beach: American Legion Auxiliary, Fire Department Auxiliary Life Member, V.F.W., Moose...
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Earlene D Reichle

February 24, 1947 - May 28, 2017

Earlene D. Reichle, 70 of Chantilly passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Clinton E. Reichle; her children, Darlene Peletski, Debbie Shiflett, David DeBat and Jeffrey Reichle; a sister, Jo Ann Price; a brother, John Dreiling; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A memorial will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family at www...
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Warren M Sheets

January 23, 1974 - May 28, 2017

Warren M. Sheets 43, of Ruther Glen passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 28, 2017. Born in Ohio, he had been a long time employee of Waffle House, most recently managing the restaurant at Massaponax. He was a member of the Oakley Masonic Lodge #668 AF&AM in Cincinnati, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Samantha Sheets; his mother, Rosemary Sheets; two children, Tyler and Emily Sheets; his...
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Elizabeth Carter Finch

September 29, 1921 - May 28, 2017

Corinne Elizabeth Finch, 95, passed away on May 28, 2017. She was the beloved wife of 57 years to the late James C. Finch. She is survived by her son, James Gary Finch; daughters, Arlene Finch McDermott (Frank) and Faye Finch Conklin (Ray); a loving granddaughter, Rhonda Fetner (Deric); grandson, John Fleming (Amanda) and many nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was the last surviving member of her...
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Cherisse Kelly Lambert

May 27, 2017

Cherisse Kelly Lambert, 53, of King George, Virginia passed away on May 27, 2017. Cherisse loved God and loved her life and enjoying life to the fullest whenever possible. She was known for her big heart, her love of gardening, and her love for her beloved dogs Mangus, Indi, and Martini. She was very creative and loved to create and see beauty in all things. Most of all however, she loved her...
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Josephine Whitaker

October 25, 1923 - May 24, 2017

Josephine A. Whitaker, 93, of Dahlgren died on May 24, 2017. Mrs. Whitaker spent the last five years in Florida, where she was close to family. She had a heart attack and passed away a few days later. Mrs. Whitaker was born in Pennsylvania but moved to coral Gables, Florida, with her family as an infant where she was raised until adulthood. She graduated from the University of Miami in...
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Frances Satterwhite Allen

September 24, 1931 - May 22, 2017

Frances Satterwhite Allen, 85, died Monday, May 22, 2017. Born in Hewlett on September 24, 1931, she was the widow of James L. Allen. She was a graduate of C. T. Smith High school and had been a member of Salem Baptist Church since 1952 where she had served as church secretary for many years. She had worked for the Caroline County School System. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Stanley; a...
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Lawrence Herbert Sine

February 13, 1927 - May 20, 2017

Lawrence Herbert Sine, 90, of Colonial Beach, Virginia died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at his home. He was raised in S.W. Washington, D.C. and enlisted in the U.S. Army in Oct. 1946. He received the WW II Victory Medal, but after an injury, was medically discharged in Aug. 1947, at the rank of Private. He met and married his partner in life, Helen Marie Kern. Lawrence's career included 10 plus...
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Wilbur J. Grigsby

October 23, 1940 - May 20, 2017

Wilbur J. Grigsby, 76, of Ruther Glen, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at his home. Wilbur loved life! He was a homebody and loved the outdoors. He took such pride in his vegetable garden and working in his beautiful flower beds. He was a huge NASCAR fan and enjoyed woodworking, coon hunting and fishing. He retired after 33 years with GTE telephone. Wilbur was the youngest of twelve siblings. ...
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Helen Marion Wilkerson

May 19, 2017

Helen Marion Wilkerson, 89, of Colonial Beach, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at home. She was born July 20, 1927 in Colonial Beach to the late William Ernest Stephen Wilkerson, Sr. and Marion Wilkerson. Helen was a waitress at Wilkerson's Restaurant in Colonial Beach. She is survived by her brother William Ernest Stephen "Stevie" Wilkerson and her cousins Shirley Reed (Earl) and Delores...
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Ellen T. Rich

May 19, 2017

Ellen T. Rich, daughter of the late Shirley W. Cheek and Herman White, departed this life on May 19, 2017 at Genesis Healthcare Nursing Facility in La Plata, MD. She was born on February 20, 1949 in Washington, DC. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter and son-in-law Ericka and Michael Young; Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday May 25, 2017 at Storke Funeral Home...
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Homer Milton Kline

December 20, 1922 - May 19, 2017

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

November 15, 1944 - May 18, 2017

John Thomas Ritter, 72, of Fredericksburg passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Poet's Walk, Fredericksburg, Va. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he had retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer after 26 years of service. After retirement he worked as a defense contractor at Aegis Combat Systems Center, Wallops Island, Va. and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Va. John was a...
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Mabel Kidd Houston

July 11, 1927 - May 16, 2017

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

February 12, 1951 - May 14, 2017

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

April 28, 2017 - May 13, 2017

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

April 16, 1927 - May 13, 2017

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

October 5, 1956 - May 12, 2017

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

May 11, 2017

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

April 25, 1922 - May 11, 2017

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

August 7, 1943 - May 10, 2017

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

April 24, 1942 - May 10, 2017

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

April 5, 1957 - May 9, 2017

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

August 29, 1939 - May 9, 2017

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

November 23, 1955 - May 5, 2017

Gilbert "Jim" Hall, 62 of Richmond passed away May 5, 2017. A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 28th at 2:00PM at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green.
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Elizabeth Anne Sleeman

December 16, 1943 - May 5, 2017

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

July 8, 1932 - May 5, 2017

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

February 26, 1974 - May 3, 2017

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

March 16, 1962 - May 3, 2017

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

November 28, 1951 - May 2, 2017

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

December 3, 1951 - May 2, 2017

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

May 3, 1936 - April 30, 2017

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

January 9, 1963 - April 28, 2017

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

September 14, 1926 - April 27, 2017

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

April 25, 2017

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

June 6, 1929 - April 25, 2017

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

July 23, 1926 - April 21, 2017

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

February 18, 1957 - April 20, 2017

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

April 19, 2017

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

April 19, 2017

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

October 27, 1929 - April 18, 2017

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

June 27, 1935 - April 18, 2017

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

January 13, 1925 - April 17, 2017

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

April 17, 2017

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

June 19, 1958 - April 16, 2017

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

April 15, 2017

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

April 13, 2017

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

February 16, 1995 - April 13, 2017

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

June 3, 1931 - April 12, 2017

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

January 1, 1927 - April 11, 2017

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

August 22, 1964 - April 10, 2017

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

April 5, 1925 - April 8, 2017

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

April 18, 1971 - April 8, 2017

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

April 6, 2017

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