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Our Obituaries

Joseph Edward Anstett, Jr.

August 22, 1938 - November 19, 2014

Joseph Edward Anstett, Jr., 76, of Ruther Glen, passed away on November 19 after a short but bravely fought battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Edward Anstett, Sr. and Martha Durrett Anstett; his sisters, Emily Anstett and Alfreda Davis. He is survived by his loving wife, Jo Anne; three sons, Joey (Rhonda), Mike (Karen and Stephen (Tammy); stepchildren, Eric,...
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James Jimmy Ayers

April 28, 1934 - November 17, 2014

James "Jimmy" Rogers Ayers passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Richmond. He was born on April 28, 1934 and raised in Caroline County. He was the son of Grace Garnett and Howard O'Neal Ayers. He worked as a press operator for the Caroline Progress before moving to Richmond and retiring from the Virginia State Transportation Print Shop. He loved family and friends and visited often...
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Paul Alan Cox

April 10, 1935 - November 17, 2014

Paul A. Cox, 79, went to Jesus on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was the son of William Moten and Virgie Reed Cox in Indian Valley, VA. He was preceded in death by a brother, Mickey Eugene Cox. He is survived by is loving wife, Bernice Taylor Cox, two children, Paul, Jr and his wife, Debbie and his daughter, Teresa Cox Stephenson, and her husband, Brian; four grandchildren, Carl and Addison Cox...
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Mildred K. Durrett

February 9, 1921 - November 17, 2014

Mildred K. Durrett, 93, of Ruther Glen passed away November 17, 2014 surrounded by her family at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeter N. Durrett, Sr., her son, Jeter N. "Buster" Durrett, Jr.; five brothers and four sisters. She is survived by four daughters, Judith D. Richardson (Marvin), Barbara D. Bylilly, Ellen Thomas (Larry) E. P. "Polly" Durrett; one foster son, John...
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Alease "Hoppy" Nelson

February 1, 1951 - November 14, 2014

Alease "Hoppy" Nelson, 63 of Mechanicsville passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 14, 2014. She was a longtime resident of Caroline County and was preceded in death by her parents, Beulah and Arnell Nelson and her brother, Phillip Pitts. Survivors include her life partner, Bob Armbrust; siblings, James Pitts, Patsy Hakim, Edward A. Nelson, Robert W. Nelson, Overton "Oakie" Nelson, Margie...
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Aimee Whittaker Floyd

March 17, 1977 - November 6, 2014

Aimee Whittaker Floyd died November 6, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. Although Aimee's short walk through life has been filled with many struggles she lived with an abundance of love and strength of spirit that touched everyone who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss her devoted husband Chad Floyd, her beloved parents, Fred and Cookie Whittaker, uncles and aunts Kenny and...
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Berniece Pollard Beazley

January 14, 1927 - November 6, 2014

Berniece Pollard Beazley, 87 of Alps in Caroline County died Thursday November 6, 2014 at home. Born in Caroline, she was a longtime member of Salem Baptist Church in Sparta. Survivors include her husband, Gordon Beazley; her daughter, Bernice Rowe of Gloucester; her grandchildren, Mary Rowe and Henry C. Rowe, Jr. and her three great grandchildren, Sarah Rowe, Amelia Rowe-Bardeen and Oliver...
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Edna Barksdale Miller

May 19, 1930 - November 2, 2014

Edna G. Miller, 84 of Bowling Green passed away Sunday November 2, 2014 at her home. Born in Vernon Hill, Virginia, she had lived in California for over thirty years and had retired from the U.S. Postal Service in North Holland, California. After retirement, she and her husband moved to Bowling Green to be near family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard A. Miller. Survivors...
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Anne Seal Martin

July 24, 1947 - November 2, 2014

Anne S. Martin, 67 of Shumansville died Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Memorial Regional Medical Center. She had been a hairdresser for over 40 years and worked last as a stylist at J.C. Penney in Fredericksburg. Survivors include her husband, "Teddy Bear" Martin; her two sons, Tony and Bobby Martin; her sister, Mary Jane Martin; her grandson, Cole Martin and nephew, Chris Martin. The family...
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Joan Frances Stravinsky

August 8, 1936 - October 30, 2014

Joan Frances Stravinsky, 78 of Ruther Glen died Thursday, October 30, 2014. Formerly of South Boston, Massachusetts, she had served in the United States Navy and had retired as a nurse anesthetist at Johnston – Willis Hospital in Richmond. Survivors include three sisters, Alice Nee of South Boston MA, Claire O'Brien of Hingham MA and Terese Stravinsky of Dorchester MA. She was preceded in...
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Cynthia Ellen Hayes

September 26, 1979 - October 9, 2014

Cynthia E. Hayes, 35 of Ruther Glen died Thursday, October 9, 2014. Survivors include her husband, Jay Lipscomb and five children, Pleasant, Jerry, Charlie, Ellie and Thomas Lipscomb. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 PM in Wrights Chapel United Methodist Church, Ladysmith. www.storkefuneralhome.com
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Joan Vanessa Cleary

November 5, 1959 - October 9, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of Joan Vanessa Cleary announces her passing after a long battle against Cancer. Joan, 54, passed away at home surrounded by her family on October 9th, 2014. Joan was born in Richmond on November 5, 1959, and is the daughter of the late John and Marjorie Cleary. She is survived by her sisters Jean Cleary Seymour, Lori Cleary Samuels and Elise Cleary...
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Timothy Ashton Carter

August 27, 1962 - September 27, 2014

Timothy Ashton Carter, 52, of Mechanicsville, died Sat. Sept. 27, 2014. Timothy had retired from Verizon, an avid hunter and fisherman he was a lifelong member of the Beaverdam Hunt Club. Survivors include his wife, Lorrie Benton Carter; his parents, Jimmy and Linda Carter; four children, Candice, Samuel, James and Katherine Carter; a brother, Paul Carter, and three grandchildren, Brittany,...
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Margaret Lillian Lenox Ward

December 4, 1927 - September 18, 2014

Margaret Lillian Lenox Ward, 86, died peacefully on September 18, 2014. Born December 4, 1928, she was the daughter of Hellen Hoskins and Albert Lenox. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband George Vincent Ward and her son Jack Ward. She is survived by her son, Charles F. Ward; daughter Patricia Doty; daughter, Alicia Marcinkowski; son, George Ward; daughter, Karen DeWitt; and her son,...
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Daisy Pitts Smithers

August 2, 1927 - September 15, 2014

Daisy Pitts Smithers, 87 of Bowling Green died Monday, September 15, 2014 in Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center. Born in Caroline, she was the daughter of the late Bennie and Lelia Pitts. She had worked at Ft. A.P. Hill and retired from the Caroline Social Services Department. Daisy was a longtime, active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bowling Green and was the widow of Gordon E. Smithers...
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Timothy Allen Burton

December 31, 1963 - September 1, 2014

Timothy A. Burton, 50 of Ruther Glen died Monday, September 1, 2014. Survivors include his son, Matt Burton; his daughter, D.J. Burton; his parents, Jeanette and Bill Burton; four brothers, William D. Burton Jr., Michael W. Burton; Terry E. Burton (his twin) and Kenneth L. Burton and a grandson, Mason Wade Burton. A memorial service will be held Wednesday evening September 10th at 6:00 PM...
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Kenneth Thomas Eagan, Jr.

July 4, 1944 - August 26, 2014

Kenneth Thomas "Kenny" Egan Jr., 70 of Bowling Green VA, formerly of Louisiana, died Tuesday August 26, 2014 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He had retired as a Chief in the United States Navy after 21 years of service. After his retirement he had a career as an automotive instructor at the Louisiana Technical College, Huey P. Long Campus and also traveled the country for NATEF...
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Harmin C. Christian

November 8, 1936 - August 24, 2014

Harmin C. Christian, 77 of Bowling Green, died Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his sisters, Ethel Vaughan of Gate City, Geneva Foster of Ruther Glen and Jeweldene Christian of Bowling Green and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings, Clarence, Frank, James, Oscar and Gene Christian and Martha Swecker. The family...
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Carolyn Harless Whittaker

August 3, 1940 - August 20, 2014

Carolyn Harless Whittaker, 74, of Scottsville died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Carolyn was born August 3, 1940 in Summersville, WV to the late Victor and Hattie Harless. She was a longtime member of Arvonia Christian Fellowship Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Cleveland S. Whittaker, Sr.; a son, Cleveland "Smitty" Whittaker;...
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Rachel Virginia Noel

November 11, 1921 - August 19, 2014

Rachel Virginia Noel, 92, of Spotsylvania, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Everett M. Noel, and her great grandson, Jeremy Scott Hamrick. She is survived by her two daughters, Joyce Hamrick and Sandra Noel; six grandchildren, DeAnna, Sherril, Marvin, Clyde Jr., Ronnie and Sommers, thirteen great...
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Donald Wayne Day

May 26, 1959 - August 18, 2014

Donald Wayne Day, 55 of Ruther Glen died Monday August 18, 2014. Survivors include his parents, Donald and Ruby Day; his children, Brandie Stephens and Crystal and Daniel Day; siblings, Tony Day, Robert Day, Rachel Thomas, Rita Mines and Betty Bunch; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family will receive friends at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, Tuesday, August 19th...
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Michael Ray Johnson

August 9, 1960 - August 15, 2014

Michael Ray Johnson, 54, of Rappahannock Academy, died Friday, August 15, 2014. Survivors include his mother, Ruth Johnson; wife, Tammy Johnson; daughter, Katelyn Johnson; three brothers, Donald Mockabee (Brandi), Steven Johnson (Cindy), and James F. Johnson (Patricia); a sister, Betty Renfrew (John), a granddaughter, Alexandira and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his...
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Marcia Ann McOmber Hayes

July 28, 1952 - August 15, 2014

Marcia Ann McOmber Hayes, 62 went with our Lord on August 15, 2014. She married Audubon Layne "Audie" Hayes in 1976. She expects him to meet her once again in heaven someday. She also leaves behind two sons, Jason Audubon Hayes and his wife, Jessica and Brandon Dale Hayes and his wife, Clarissa, of whom, she was very proud of and expects them to live full lives with Jesus Christ as their...
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Richard Leroy Mercilliott

May 31, 1937 - August 8, 2014

Richard L. Mercilliott, 77 died on August 8, 2014 after enduring a long illness. Richard was born in Washington, DC and was the son of James Mercilliott and Florence King Mercilliott. Richard graduated from Anacostia High School in 1956 and married his high school sweetheart, Lynn Shaw in 1957. Richard was a pipefitter and a member of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators...
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Alta Elizabeth Williams

April 14, 1942 - August 7, 2014

Liz Williams, 72 of Ruther Glen died Thursday, August 7, 2014 at her home. Survivors include her husband, Frank Williams; eight children, Kenny Ray Forrester, Paula Allison, Karen Schools, Connie Ross, Stacy Schools, Richard Schools, Eddie Williams and Angie Stanley; three sisters, Effie Federline, Edna McCracken and Joann Grubbs; 22 grandchildren; five great grandchildren and her best friend...
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James Summerville Jefferson

May 31, 1941 - August 2, 2014

James Summerville Jefferson, 73, died Saturday, August 2, 2014 at his home in Ruther Glen, Virginia. A longtime resident of Caroline County, Jim was born in Richmond, Virginia, son of Thomas Jefferson, Jr. and Bessie Summerville Jefferson. A graduate of Christ Church High School, Jim attended NC State University, served in the U. S. Army in Vietnam, and after service graduated from American...
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Jerry Woodrow Bailey

August 10, 1942 - July 25, 2014

Jerry W. Bailey, 71, of Ladysmith, departed this life on July 25, 2014. He will be remembered often by his family: Ruth Howell (mother), Mary Bailey (wife), Bonnie Martin (sister), one nephew, five nieces, 14 great-nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Jerry was well known for his long service with the Va. Dept. of Forestry and his passion for fishing. A memorial...
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Margaret Elizabeth Cannon

March 5, 1938 - July 22, 2014

Margaret Elizabeth Hart Cannon, 76 of Woodford died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at her home. Survivors include her husband, Claude E. Cannon; sons, Daniel Lee Cannon, Timothy Lewis Cannon and Claude E. Cannon Jr.; brothers, Wilson Hart, Georgie Hart and James Henry Hart; eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held later. In lieu of flowers,...
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Mildred "Millie" Burruss

November 3, 1929 - July 17, 2014

Mildred B. "Millie" Burruss, 84 of Milford died Thursday July 17, 2014 at her home. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and had retired after 32 years as the Post Commander's secretary at Fort A.P. Hill. She was a devoted wife, mother and MeMe. Survivors include her husband, Billy Burruss; her daughter, Debbie Kay (Ronnie); her granddaughter, Heather Gilbert (Wayne); her sister,...
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Doris Reynolds Leake

December 23, 1934 - July 16, 2014

Doris Reynolds Leake, 79, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She is survived by her son, Wayne O. Leake of Mechanicsville; a daughter, Bonnie Fincher of Spotsylvania; grandchildren, Jenifer Leake, Timothy Fincher and a great granddaughter, Ariana Leake; beloved nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Ian Munter, Ethan Munter, Karen and Don Mills, Theresa Hancock,...
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Russel Greg Collins

March 25, 1960 - July 15, 2014

Russel Greg Collins "Rusty" of Fairfax, VA, passed away on July 15, 2014. Beloved husband of 14 years to Pennie Collins. Cherished son of John and Margaret Collins. Father of Marshall and Allessia. Grandfather to Aaliyh, Kayleigh and Jorge. Brother to Pamela Peters and Janice Collins. Predeceased by his brother Randel Collins. The family will receive friends at the Everly Funeral...
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Genevieve Powers Davis

January 28, 1922 - July 10, 2014

Genevieve Thornton Powers Davis, 92, of Port Royal moved on to a "larger life", surrounded by her family at her home on Thursday, July 10, 2014. She was born on January 28, 1922 during the "Knickerbocker Snowstorm" at her family home, Bell Town, in Port Royal, Virginia. The farm later became part of Cooke Camp Site of Fort A.P. Hill. She was the first of four children and at the age 14, began...
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Vera Golden Lacks

May 7, 1922 - July 6, 2014

Vera G. Lacks, 92 of Rappahannock Academy died Sunday July 6, 2014 in Richmond. She had retired from FMC in Fredericksburg. Survivors include her daughters Elaine R. Powers and Jewell Pitts (Clyde); two grandchildren, Stephanie Whitley (Wayne) and David Powers; eight great grandchildren, Jennifer Daniels, David Powers, Samantha Powers, Jessica Whitley, Ethan Whitley, Hollie Whitley, Dalton...
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John G. Garrett

February 18, 1917 - July 6, 2014

Rev. John G. Garrett, 97, of Moss Neck, Caroline County, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at home on his beloved farm. Rev. Garrett was born on the same farmland on February 18, 1917. As a child, he grew to love and appreciate this land. He farmed it with his late wife, Lois and their two children before answering a call to Christian ministry. He served as pastor for Baptist churches...
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James P. Logan

April 5, 1963 - July 2, 2014

James P. "Jimmy" Logan, 51 of Woodford died July 2, 2014 at his home. He had graduated from Model Secondary School for the Deaf at Gallaudet University and had been a longtime employee of Kings Dominion. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed BMX racing. Survivors include his brother, John Logan and his wife, Anne; his niece Julia Logan; his biological mother, Ginny Nimpfer and biological brother,...
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Thelma Nelson Byrd

April 10, 1932 - June 26, 2014

Thelma Nelson Byrd, 82, of Milford, peacefully, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014. She had been a resident of Golden Living Center for the past four months after a brief illness following a stroke. She is survived by her daughter, Wanda B. Fortune (John), of Spotsylvania; a son, Michael Byrd (Sonia) of Milford; a granddaughter, Leslie Spencer (Jason) of Bowling Green; a...
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Juanita G Floyd

November 21, 1928 - June 24, 2014

Juanita G. Floyd, 85, of Ruther Glen, died at her home Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Survivors include her daughter, Robbyn S. Lynch; four sons, Colmon O. Foster, Don E. Foster, Jimmy A. Foster and Ted J. Foster; a brother, Jack Abbott; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Warren Floyd. A funeral service will be held 2 PM Friday, June...
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Myrtle "Rae" Covington Gatewood

September 13, 1920 - June 22, 2014

Rae Covington Gatewood, 93, formerly of Bowling Green died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Manor Care Imperial. Rae was the widow of Carlton Ray Gatewood; a member of Bowling Green United Methodist Church and a retired postal clerk in Bowling Green. She is survived by two sons, Roger Carlton Gatewood and Michael Lee Gatewood both of Austin, Texas; a son-in-law, Edward Clapp and her beloved family...
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William Lee "Billy" Ponder

October 12, 1953 - June 20, 2014

William Lee"Billy" Ponder, 60, of Ruther Glen died Friday, June 20, 2014 at Johnston-Willis Hospital. Born in Washington, D.C., Billy owned and operated W. L. Ponder Excavating. Survivors include his parents, Charles and Lois Ponder; a son, Joshua Allen; a brother, Dan Ponder (Sheila); two sisters, Cindy Talcott (Russ) and Tammy Ponder; two nephews, Daniel and Tyler Ponder; and two nieces...
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Frederick John Spencer

June 30, 1923 - June 17, 2014

Dr. Frederick John Spencer, 90, of Ruther Glen, Virginia, died peacefully in his sleep at a private nursing home in Glen Allen, Virginia, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He was Health Director of Fredericksburg and surrounding counties from 1956 to 1962. Born in Newcastle, England, on June 30, 1923, Fred Spencer led a remarkable life, as an athlete, physician, soldier, musician, teacher, public...
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Madeline Payne Curtis

December 2, 1916 - June 16, 2014

Madeline Payne Curtis, 97 of Partlow died Monday June 16, 2014 in Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center. She was a lifelong resident of Partlow where she was the matriarch of the Payne family and a pillar of the community. She was faithful, Christian member of Wallers Baptist Church where she held many offices including Sunday School teacher. She was a great missions worker. For several years...
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Audrey Coleman Jones

September 8, 1933 - June 15, 2014

Audrey Coleman Jones, 80 of Ruther Glen died Sunday June 15, 2014. Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Barnett and her husband, Mike; and Margaret Atkins and her husband, Billy; her brother, Elton Coleman and his wife, Ruby; three grandchildren, Lindsay Atkins, Heather Camphuysen and Scott Barnett and two great grandsons, Christian Atkins and Parker Camphuysen. She was preceded in death by her...
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Wiley Randolph Kimball

February 15, 1952 - June 13, 2014

Wiley Randolph Kimball, 62, passed away on June 13, 2014, at his home in Bowling Green, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley E. Kimball and Laura T. Burrow, and his stepfather, Benjamin P. Burrow. He is survived by two sons, Wiley H. Kimball of Charlottesville, and U.S. Army Specialist Benjamin T. Kimball of Ft. Lewis-McChord, Washington. He is also survived by his sister...
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Kathy Marie Leslie

December 7, 1966 - June 13, 2014

Kathy M. Leslie, 47 of Ruther Glen died Friday, June 13, 2014. She operated Pineview Grocery and Deli. Kathy loved spending time at the river and was the cook and hostess at every family party. Survivors include her father, Homer F. Lewis of Henrico; her mother, Patricia Lewis Vanscyoc of Deltaville; her daughter, Kari Tench of Hanover; her son, Justin Leslie of Bowling Green; her sister, Sherry...
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Helen K. Runion

July 31, 1938 - June 13, 2014

Helen K. Runion, 75, of Ruther Glen, went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 13, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Purcellville, VA on July 31st, 1938. Helen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had worked at Featherstone Elementary in Woodbridge, VA, as well as in entertainment at Kings Dominion. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Paul Runion, Jr.; four...
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Harry Elmer Briggs

June 29, 1968 - June 7, 2014

Harry E. Briggs, 45 of Indianapolis, formerly of Caroline County VA, died Saturday June 7, 2014. He had lived and worked for the past 14 years in Indianapolis for Mr. Fuel and Kicks 66 as a store clerk. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and loved watching wrestling. He was an organ donor and because of Harry's gift four people have a new chance at life. Survivors include his mother,...
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Tyler Wright

July 23, 1984 - May 26, 2014

Tyler Wright, 29 of Bowling Green died Monday May 26, 2014, after a courageous fight with cancer. During his illness, his friends, family and community came together as Team Tyler and battled every step of the way with him. He had been employed for six years with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. Tyler was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved baseball. He also enjoyed spending time with...
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Marshall Edward Samuel

December 28, 1924 - May 21, 2014

Marshall E. Samuel, 89,of Ruther Glen, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital. Marshall was still employed by Caroline County Public Works. Survivors include a niece, Thelma S. Carneal, with whom he made his home; and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Elizabeth S. James, Burkley Samuel, Laura S. Clements, Beverly C. Samuel, Frances S....
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Reuben Haile Mundie

February 14, 1922 - May 17, 2014

Reuben Haile Mundie, 92, of Milford, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Essex County, he had retired as a truck driver from Blanton Trucking in Milford. He is survived by his wife, Elsie B. Mundie. A graveside service will be held 1 PM Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Greenlawn Cemetery.
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Leonard "Bo" Mills

June 21, 1945 - May 8, 2014

Leonard Clifton Mills, 68, of Beaverdam died Thursday, May 8, 2014. Born in Alabama, he is survived by his wife, Linda; two children, Carlando Hope and Mickey Mills; four sisters; Cathy Catrett, Rhonda Dease, Vicki Chapman and Mona Jackson; and brother, James "Jimmy" Hardy Mills, Jr. and six grandchildren and he was anxiously awaiting his 1st great grandson in July. A visitation will be held...
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Carlos Manuel Ortiz, Jr.

February 4, 1994 - May 8, 2014

Carlos M. Ortiz, Jr., 20 of Ruther Glen died May 8, 2014. A 2013 graduate of the Governor's School in Caroline, he had been a student at James Madison University and was making preparations to join the United States Army. He had many accomplishments, but the one worth mentioning was his ability to light up a room with his smile and the way he went out of his way to make others happy with his...
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Herbert Carter Covington

March 18, 1922 - May 1, 2014

Herbert Carter Covington, 92 of Ruther Glen passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. Herbert was born in Caroline County to Lloyd E. and Ruby Covington in 1922. He went to Edmund Pendleton School and attended Randolph Macon College until his undergraduate education was interrupted in 1943 when he was called to active duty service in World War II. Having previously been enlisted in the Aviation Cadet...
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William "Willie" Walker

August 13, 1981 - April 25, 2014

William H. "Willie" Walker, 32 of Spotsylvania died Friday April 25, 2014. He worked as a painter for Al Merryman Painting. Survivors include his fiancé, Stephanie Pearce; his two sons, Ryan Walker and William H. Walker Jr.; his mother, Earline Walker and her fiance', Ed Lilly; his siblings, Ron Walker, Angela Satterwhite (Pete), Clint Walker, Bobby Rogers and Jeff Walker (Billie). He was...
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William Duval "Billy" Beazley

March 30, 1941 - April 25, 2014

William Duval "Billy" Beazley, 73 of Milford died Friday April 25, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond. Billy was a lifelong resident of Milford and, until his retirement, owned and operated 301 Market with his brother, Tommy. He is survived by his wife, Frances; his son and best friend, William D. "Little Billy" Beazley (Jennifer) of Bowling Green; his daughter, Brandy Beazley of Ladysmith;...
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Tyree Hagood Bailey

July 23, 1943 - April 21, 2014

Tyree H. Bailey Sr., 70 of Woodford died Monday April 21, 2014. He retired from operating his own lawn maintenance business and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved his family and his cats. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Fay Bailey; his sons, Johnny H. Bailey (Marie) and Tyree H. Bailey Jr. (Alice); his sisters, Nancy Riggins, Ola Dunnaway and Katherine Guill; 12 grand children and 12...
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Anita Thomas Hennis

July 20, 1957 - April 12, 2014

Anita Thomas Hennis, 56, of Ruther Glen died at her home, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Anita had worked as a supervisor at Petro. She was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Louise Thomas. Survivors include her husband, Thomas P. Hennis, SR.; her step-children, Thomas P. Hennis, Jr. and Jennifer Hennis; and a special friend, David Hogg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may...
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Michael Ray Harpine

July 10, 1958 - April 10, 2014

Michael Ray Harpine, 55 Michael Ray Harpine, or "Harp" by which many referred to him, was a loving son, husband, father, pappy, brother, uncle and friend. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Ruby Harpine, and is survived by his mom, Marion Harpine; his wife of 31 years, Carol; his son, Michael Joseph (fiancé Katie, and children, Amelia, Harlow and Trent); and his daughter,...
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Mary L. Janish

October 5, 1950 - March 29, 2014

Mary L. Janish, 63 of Ruther Glen passed quietly into the arms of God, Saturday March 29, 2014 in Mary Washington Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and had retired after 10 years from Peumansend Creek Regional Jail. Prior to that she had worked for G&H Pants Factory in Fredericksburg and also worked for the Caroline Sheriff's Office for 16...
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Addison Gordon "AG" Willis

February 9, 1947 - March 28, 2014

Addison Gordon "A. G." Willis III, 67, died at home in Caroline County on Friday , March 28, 2014. A.G. spent much of his professional career in the Fredericksburg area working with Culpeper Stone Company and Martin Marietta Aggregates. He was born to A. Gordon Willis, Jr. and Janet Willis of Culpeper, Virginia. He graduated in 1965 from Culpeper High School, then attended Ferrum College and...
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Elizabeth Carol Allen

December 23, 1942 - March 10, 2014

Elizabeth Carol Allen, 71 of Ruther Glen died Monday March 10, 2014 at her home. Survivors include her husband, Lin Allen; three children, Sharon Jones and her husband, Casey, Robin Click and her husband, Michael and Ronnie Mace Jr. and his wife, Kris; two stepchildren, Shelly Reynolds and Lindon Allen; brother, Ronald Sink; step brother, Bob Mowry; step sister, Beverly Gilmore; eight...
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Elvin Wayne Harmon

January 17, 1964 - March 7, 2014

Elvin Wayne Harmon Jr., 50 of Woodford died Friday March 7, 2014 in Alexandria Hospital. He worked as a sheet rock hanger and loved fishing and NASCAR. Survivors include his mother and step father, Mary and Mike Heflin; his son, David Hughes and two sisters, Theresa Furrow and Kim Furrow. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 14th at 7:00 PM in the chapel of Storke Funeral Home,...
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Ronald Eugene Fagan

August 30, 1954 - March 6, 2014

Ronald Eugene Fagan, 59, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 from cancer. He was born in Cheverly, MD on August 30, 1954 and adopted by Mary Y. and Burton B. Fagan in 1970. Ron graduated from Washington Lee High School and went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Materials Management. Ron was most recently employed for ten years at Western Maryland Health...
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Evelia Patricia Strickland

October 5, 1953 - March 5, 2014

Evelia Patricia Strickland, 60, of Ruther Glen died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation. Born in Panama City, Panama, she had worked as a tax analyst for the Internal Revenue Service. She is survived by a daughter, Alyssa Reed; a son, Nicholas Reed; two sisters, Cristina Daniels and Xenia Beckford; and two grandchildren, Kaitlyn DeMatteo and Trevon Brown. A...
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Hilda Gouldin Crabtree

October 7, 1937 - March 1, 2014

Hilda Gouldin Crabtree, 76, of Bowling Green died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at her home. Born in Caroline, she was the daughter of the late Everett Lee and Nancy Beatrice Madison Carter. Hilda was a lifelong member of Milford Presbyterian Church. She was known for her love for all animals and had worked for 18 years at G & H Manufacturing. She was the widow of Richard "Floogie" Gouldin. ...
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Kellam "Kelly" Brooks

December 20, 1967 - February 28, 2014

Kellam "Kelly" Fred Brooks, 46, of Ruther Glen, died Friday, February 28, 2014 at Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born in Fredericksburg he had worked at Lewis Tree Company, was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of the Twin Oaks Hunt Club. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Brooks; his mother, Ann Rose and her husband, Bobby; his father, Kellam G. Brooks and his wife, Debbie...
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John Gouldin

October 11, 1926 - February 27, 2014

John Gouldin, 87 of Milford died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at his home. Born in Alps, he served in the Army during WWII and was a member and Deacon at Milford Presbyterian Church. John retired from NSWC and enjoyed bowling and participated in several leagues. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Twins. Survivors include his wife of 63 years Betty...
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Cheryl Stake

January 30, 1964 - February 23, 2014

Cheryl Lynn Dugan Stake, 50, of Bowling Green passed away in her home on Sunday Feb 23, 2014. Cheryl was born in Culpeper on Jan 30, 1964 to Duane "Cotten" & Becky Dugan. Survivors include, mother, Becky Bostwick and her husband, Don ; husband, Tyrone Stake; son, Preston Mills; daughters, Courtney Stake & Kaylee Stake; two granddaughters, Ava Pardal, Tess Sweetser; brothers, Ricky Dugan and...
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Alice Harrell Pitts

December 30, 1926 - February 21, 2014

Alice H. Pitts, 87 of Alps, in Caroline County, died Friday, February 21, 2014. Survivors include her husband, Robley E. "Rudy" Pitts Sr.; four children, Diane Pitts Healy, Robley Eugene Pitts Jr., David Elliott Pitts and Jonathan Harrell Pitts; her sister, Wanda Harrell Booth; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 25th at 11:00 AM in...
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William Stanley Harris, Jr.

January 10, 1942 - February 19, 2014

William Stanley "Bill" Harris, Jr., 72 of Bowling Green died Wednesday February 19, 2014. Born in Richmond, he was a longtime businessman in Caroline, owning and operating AAP, Inc, Wheels and Keels and was the former co-owner of the Café on Main Street. An avid NASCAR fan, Bill was a member of the Caroline Ruritan Club and a founding member of the Hack's Neck Hunt Club. He cherished his...
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Lewis Addison Durrette, Jr.

October 25, 1928 - February 19, 2014

Lewis Durrette was born on October 25, 1928 and passed away on February 19, 2014. He was a resident of Ruther Glen, Virginia.
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Luther Ryan Wright

March 20, 1935 - February 19, 2014

Luther Ryan Wright, 78, of Ashland, formerly of Caroline County, joined his grandson, Justus Ryan Allen (who preceded him death by 3 months) in Heaven February 19, 2014. Luther was also preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Wright and Carl Wright and three sisters, Frances W. Jarrell, Jessie W. Hucks and Evelyn W. Johnson. Luther graduated from RPI (now VCU) after proudly serving in the...
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Lillian M. Robinson

May 28, 1933 - February 18, 2014

Lillian M. Robinson, 80 of Bowling Green died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at her home. Born in Quinton, she had retired from C&P in Richmond and had taught Sunday School for many years. Survivors include her husband, Donald Lee Robinson Sr.; four children, Brenda Faye Schoonover, Peggy Wright (William), Judy Beazley (Darrell) and Donald L. Robinson Jr. (Robin); seven grandchildren, Ashley Morgan,...
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Adell Long Carter

April 5, 1921 - February 16, 2014

Adell Long Carter, 92 of Bowling Green died Sunday, February 16, 2014 in Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center. Born in Penola, she was the widow of John Milton Carter and long time member of Milford Presbyterian Church. Adell worked for many years in the Colonial Variety Store in Bowling Green. Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Chilton and her husband Ernest "Punk" Chilton; three...
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Carlos James Edward PUckett

June 20, 1943 - February 11, 2014

Carl Puckett, 70 of Rappahannock Academy died Tuesday February 11, 2014 at his home. Born in West Virginia, he had retired as a barber in the area and northern Virginia. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Puckett; five children, Rhonda Manuel, Linda Harrison, Joel Puckett, Carla Mitchell and Jimmy Lee Puckett; two sisters, Janet Lyons and Jeannie Puckett; eleven grandchildren and five great...
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Rose Hicks Farmer

March 20, 1927 - February 10, 2014

Rose Hicks Farmer, 86 of Bowling Green died Monday February 10, 2014 in Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center. Born in Delos, which is now a part of Ft. A.P. Hill, she was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Sparta. Rose had retired from Ft. A.P. Hill and was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Caroline Gray's Chapter and was past Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star...
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Floyd Thomas Gayle

October 1, 1939 - February 8, 2014

Floyd T. Gayle, 74 of Caroline died Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center. Survivors include two sisters, Laura Valdez and Mary Martin; four brothers, Joe, John, David and Tommy Gayle. Cremation arrangements are being handled by Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green.
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William Brown "Billy" Delozier

July 4, 1953 - January 28, 2014

William Brown "Billy" Delozier, 60, of Annandale, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Born in Fairfax¸ he is survived by his parents, James and Anne Delozier of Woodford; four brothers, Donald Delozier (Denise) of Pegram, Tennessee, Larry Delozier of Woodford, Dale Delozier (Cathy) of Stafford and Jackie Delozier (Debbie) of Woodford. A funeral service will be held 12 noon Monday, Feb. 3, 2014...
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Robert Lewis Ware

April 30, 1933 - January 26, 2014

Robert Lewis Ware, 80, of Milford passed away on Jan. 26, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was the son of the late Marshall Linwood and Eloise McEwen Ware of Lorton. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ware; his son, Robert Lewis Ware Jr. and his wife, Michele, of Milford and his daughter Betsy Smith of Richmond. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Chris Austin, Tracy Austin, KayLee...
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Roger Harrison Fitzhugh

November 20, 1941 - January 22, 2014

Roger H. Fitzhugh, 72 of Bowling Green died Wednesday January 22, 2014 in Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg. Born in King George, he was the widow of Myrtle Fitzhugh and had retired from General Products in Fredericksburg. Survivors include his step-children, Mary Chenault, Charles Rollins, Patsy Slaughter and Lynn Hundley; two sisters, Minnie Creasey and Leila Wright; ten...
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Donna Allen Bounds

April 12, 1949 - January 21, 2014

Donna Allen Bounds, 64, of Ruther Glen died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center. Donna's strong Christian faith sustained her as she battled illness for the past several years. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Shelby Bounds. She was a loving mother to three daughters, Melanie Gibson (Mark), Julie Etter (Bruce) and Tracie Robinson (Eric); and...
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Harold Lee Fedder

August 14, 1925 - January 13, 2014

Harold L. Fedder, 88 of Woodford died Monday January 13, 2014 at his home. Born in Pennsylvania, he served in the Army during WWII. He was wounded in action in France and received the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. Harold was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church and had retired as a civil servant from Ft. A.P. Hill. Survivors include his wife of 66 years,...
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Anthony Parker

February 25, 1971 - January 12, 2014

Tony Parker, 42 of Ladysmith died Sunday January 12, 2014 at his home. A dedicated firefighter, he was a life member of Upper Caroline Vol. Fire Department. Tony excelled at football and played at Caroline High School and at Liberty University. He had worked for years at Kenbridge Construction and most recently he owned and operated Cedon Market and Parker's Lawn Care. Survivors include his...
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Reuben Garnett Brooks

July 11, 1922 - January 11, 2014

Reuben Garnett Brooks, 91, of Bowling Green passed away peacefully at home with his family and care providers at his side on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Born July 11, 1922, in Woodford, he was the son of Joseph Edward and Annie Brooks. He is survived by his daughter, Betty Cwiklinski, two sons, William Bowie Brooks and Reuben G. Brooks, Jr.; a sister, Ruth Tomichek; and grandsons, Robert Brooks...
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Shirley Lyttle Dickerson

March 20, 1943 - January 10, 2014

Shirley Lyttle Dickerson, 70, of Bowling Green died Friday, January 10, 2014 at Bowling Green Health and Rehab Center. Survivors include three children, Michael Lyttle (Mandi), Carrie Moser (Scott) and Pamela Kidd (Ray); eight grandchildren, Trevor, Grey and Kiera Lyttle, Logan and Landon Motley and Cody, Davin and Autumn Kidd; two great grandchildren, Aleah Berry and Ava Kidd; her sister,...
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Pearl Frayser Moody

November 12, 1932 - January 8, 2014

Pearl Adell Frayser Moody, 81 formerly of Sparta died Wednesday January 8, 2014 from complications of pneumonia. Born in Varina, she graduated from the College of William and Mary, obtained her Masters from Louisiana State University and had a career as a librarian. She was the widow of Dan Moody and a member of Salem Baptist Church for over 40 years. Pearl was an avid gardener and reader and...
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Charles Logan Apperson

December 9, 1923 - December 31, 2013

Charles Logan Apperson, 90, of Bowling Green went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, December 31, 2013 after a short illness. He was the son of the late Harvey B. Apperson (former Attorney General of Virginia) and Louise Logan Apperson of Roanoke County. He graduated from Andrew Lewis High School, now Salem High. He volunteered for the U. S. Marine Corps and served in the Pacific from March 1943...
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Clyde Marshall Flagg, Sr.

November 2, 1927 - December 30, 2013

Clyde Marshall Flagg Sr., 86 of Caroline County died Monday, December 30, 2013 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Born in Golansville, Va., he was a Marine Corps veteran and had the distinction of being the first draftee from Virginia to serve during the Korean Conflict. He had a long career in the trucking industry, retiring after over 35 years as the owner of Flagg Leasing, Inc in Milford, Va. He...
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Beth Otter Ehrhart

September 29, 1956 - December 22, 2013

Beth Otter Ehrhart, 57, of Baltimore, MD died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at Retreat Hospital, Richmond. Born in Baltimore, she was a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art. She was a courtroom artist for more than 20 years in the Baltimore/Washington area. Survivors include her parents Jim and Betty Otter of Orange; two sons, George Della of Baltimore and Tyler Ehrhart of Killeen, TX; four...
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Oliver Hevener Tacy

June 22, 1925 - December 20, 2013

Oliver H. Tacy, 88 of Bowling Green died Friday, December 20, 2013 in Mary Washington Hospital. Born in West Virginia, he had retired from the United States Army and then worked as a civil servant at Ft. A.P. Hill. His military service included tours of duty during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a faithful member of Ambassador Baptist Church and was the widower of Anna Tacy. Survivors...
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James Norman Rowley

December 13, 2013

James Norman Rowley, 87 of Woodford died Friday December 13, 2013 at his home. He served in the Navy during WWII and is survived by his caregivers, Johnny and Bea Sale, brother, Thomas Rowley and numerous nieces and nephews. Per his request, no services are planned.
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Richard Williams, Sr.

March 16, 1940 - December 13, 2013

Richard Williams Sr., 73 of Hartwood died Friday, December 13, 2013. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Dolores Williams; three children, Richard Williams Jr., Carolyn Stella and Edward Williams; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren and several brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 19th at 8:30AM in Wrights Chapel United Methodist...
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Edward R. Morgan, Jr.

December 26, 1936 - December 11, 2013

Edward R. Morgan Jr., 76 of Bowling Green died Wednesday December 11, 2013. Born in Fredericksburg, he had retired after 35 years as produce manager at Safeway. He was the widower of Helen Morgan, a member of Salem Baptist Church and an avid NASCAR fan. Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Bosher (Lindy), Wanda Green (Jeff) and Cathy Morgan; five grandchildren, Justin Green, Caitlin...
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Brenda Penny Martin

August 6, 1944 - December 10, 2013

Brenda "Penny" Clements Martin, born August 6, 1944, went home to be with the Lord on December 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Hunter Clements and Virginia and Fredrick Collawn, her husband, Samuel B. Martin, her daughter, Angela Marie Clements and her sister, Virginia Ruby Lowe. She is survived by her children, Welford A. Reece III (Teresa), Denise Mazza (Scott) and...
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Roberta Lee Miller Raines

July 25, 1918 - December 10, 2013

Roberta Lee Miller Raines, 95, of West Virginia went to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Born in Louisa, Kentucky, she was the daughter of William McKinley Miller and Emmer Barker Miller. She had retired after 30 years from C & P Telephone Company, formerly Bell Atlantic Telephone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elton Raines, her son, Robert Michael Raines, sister...
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Nancy Bullock Napier

October 15, 1935 - December 7, 2013

Nancy Bullock Napier, 78, of Caroline County passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 7, 2013. She was born on Oct. 15, 1935 in what is now Fort A. P. Hill to Robert A. and Julia Durrett Bullock. Nancy was a 1954 graduate of C.T. Smith High School and was a key member of the undefeated girls' basketball teams. She also was an accomplished softball player and played competitively into her 50...
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Cody Michael Wright

December 31, 1990 - December 3, 2013

Cody M. Wright, 22 of Bowling Green died Tuesday December 3, 2013. Survivors include his mother, Pam Farmer (Eric Lawson); his father, James "Red" Wright (Misty); two sisters, Ashley Wright and Rylee Simpkins; his paternal grandparents, Otis and Jenny Wright; his uncles, Andy and Kevin Wright; his aunt, Jody Farmer; his great aunt and great uncle, Martha Lane and Carl Martin and his niece,...
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Ralph McKelvey Foor

December 9, 1942 - November 30, 2013

Ralph McKelvey Foor, 70, of Shumansville, died Sat. Nov. 30, 2013 at UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville. Born in Pennsylvania, he retired from the U. S. Army. After his retirement, he was employed at Ft. A. P. Hill for a number of years. He was also an active member of VFW Post #10295 in Bowling Green. He was the widower of Matilda Beazley Foor. He is survived by a brother, James Foor and...
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George Wayne Caylor

August 19, 1956 - November 29, 2013

George Wayne Caylor, 57, of Spotsylvania, VA passed away Friday, November 29th 2013, at McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA after a long battle with COPD. Wayne is survived by his wife, Vicki Masten Caylor; two sons, Steven Wayne Caylor (currently at Fort Gordon GA serving the U. S. Army) and Anthony (Tony) Caylor; one daughter Randi Diane Caylor; two step-children, Christopher Raines and...
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Ruby Carneal Bullock

August 21, 1927 - November 18, 2013

Ruby E. Bullock, 86 of Chilesburg went to be with the Lord Monday, November 18, 2013. A devout Christian, she was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She had worked as a care-giver and was active with the senior citizens group, RAAA. She was the daughter of the late Allie and Rosa Carneal and was the widow of Melzie Carter and Melvin Bullock. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara...
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J. Peyton Farmer

November 7, 1933 - November 13, 2013

The Honorable James Peyton Farmer, 80, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 surrounded by family and friends. He was the son of the late Ervin and "Dollie" Farmer. He was a graduate of Caroline High School, University of Richmond and the T.C. Williams School of Law. In 1959, he returned to his hometown of Bowling Green to begin his legal practice. Over the course of his career he served as...
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