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Our Obituaries

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


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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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Hildred Acors Sawyer

November 17, 1939 - October 8, 2015

Hildred Acors Sawyer, 75 of Gordonsville died Thursday, October 8, 2015, surrounded by her family at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. Born in Richmond, she was the widow of John Allen Sawyer. She was a sales representative for American Greetings. Hildred never met a stranger, loved hugs, loved camping, bluegrass, was always willing to lend a hand and was a friend to all and loved...
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Violet Virginia Henshaw

March 24, 1924 - October 4, 2015

Violet Virginia Henshaw, 91, of Woodford, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at Ashland Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born in Caroline she was the widow of John G. Henshaw and was preceded in death by her son, Maxwell Henshaw. Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Henshaw Jazwinski; three granddaughters, Melissa Auten, Shelley Bennett and Kathy McCurry; three great-grandchildren, Zaine Bennett,...
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William Mason Keyser

July 19, 1930 - October 2, 2015

William Mason Keyser, 85 of Ladysmith died Friday, October 2, 2015. Born in Chilesburg, he had served in the United States Army and retired after 29 years of civil service from Fort A.P. Hill. Mason was a lifelong, active member of County Line Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon and Trustee. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved softball and bowling. He is survived by his wife of 62 years,...
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Minnie McCune Jones

July 26, 1931 - September 29, 2015

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

November 30, 1923 - September 23, 2015

WILLIAM LIONEL WEST, PHD. Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology Dr. William L, or "Bill" West, as he was affectionately known to family, friends, and colleagues died peacefully in the early morning of September 23, 2015. Dr. West, a resident of Caroline County, Virginia was a highly respected professor in the Department of Pharmacology of the Howard University College of Medicine. He served in the...
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Lloyd L. Bruemmer

December 19, 1932 - September 22, 2015

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

September 25, 1925 - September 21, 2015

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

September 29, 1925 - September 20, 2015

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

March 31, 1984 - September 19, 2015

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

September 16, 1942 - September 9, 2015

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

September 1, 1964 - September 7, 2015

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

January 12, 1957 - September 5, 2015

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

October 22, 1946 - September 5, 2015

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

September 3, 2015

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

July 6, 1938 - September 3, 2015

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

October 3, 1958 - August 30, 2015

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