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Our Obituaries

Norma Lee Painter

July 23, 1926 - April 21, 2017

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

February 18, 1957 - April 20, 2017

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

April 19, 2017

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

April 19, 2017

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

October 27, 1929 - April 18, 2017

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

June 27, 1935 - April 18, 2017

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

April 17, 2017

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

April 15, 2017

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

April 13, 2017

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

February 16, 1995 - April 13, 2017

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

June 3, 1931 - April 12, 2017

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

January 1, 1927 - April 11, 2017

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

August 22, 1964 - April 10, 2017

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

April 5, 1925 - April 8, 2017

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

April 18, 1971 - April 8, 2017

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

April 6, 2017

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

November 11, 1945 - April 6, 2017

Karen Eileen Watterson Jackson, 71, of King George County, VA passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born November 11, 1945 in Indiana, PA to the late Guy and Mary Margaret (Little) Watterson. She was a 1963 graduate of Apollo High School, Apollo, PA and a graduate of Allegheny Valley Hospital's School of Nursing, Natrona Heights, PA. She worked for 20 years as a registered nurse at the...
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Eleanor Christine Hall

March 18, 1941 - April 6, 2017

Eleanor C. Hall, 76 of Ruther Glen passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Alfred E. Hall, Sr.; her two children, Alfred E. Hall, Jr. (wife Melissa) and Kimberly H. Mitchell; her siblings, Douglas Carter, Diane Luck and Linda Ann Greer; her grandchildren, Ryan Hall Pascua (husband Prince), Ashley Ganzert (husband Trey), Heather Mitchell and Hunter Mitchell and her...
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Leslie James Morton, Jr

May 25, 1980 - April 5, 2017

Leslie James Morton, Jr., departed this life on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA. He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie James Morton, Sr. and brother James Morton. "Junior" was born on May 25, 1980 in Richmond, Virginia. At an early age he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He attended Caroline County Public Schools and King George High....
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Kathleen F. Billingsley

April 3, 2017

Kathleen F. Billingsley, 96, of King George, Virginia, passed away on April 3, 2017. Kitty was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in King George and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Billingsley, Jr., and brother, John Felthaus. She is survived by her two sons, Joseph A."Tripp" Billingsley, III (Carol), Jack...
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Nona Lorene Bonheimer

March 27, 1946 - April 1, 2017

Nona L. Bonheimer, 71, of Daniel Island, South Carolina passed away in a single-car accident on the morning of Saturday, April 1, 2017. Born in Ohio, she had lived in Daniel Island, St. Louis, MO, and Port Clinton, OH. After dedicating herself to music in college in Kentucky, teaching elementary children in Ohio schools in her early career, and serving for many years as a St. Louis-based...
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Kelly Shell Perry

July 27, 1965 - March 30, 2017

Kelly Shell Perry, 52, of King George passed away March 30, 2017. Kelly was known for her generosity, her willingness to help others, but most of all for loving and caring for her family. She is preceded in death by her father Robert Shell. She is survived her devoted husband Mr. James H. Perry Jr.; children Tiffany Jones (Eric), Chris Jones, Chad Perry (Jasmin); brothers Nat and Steve Shell;...
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Howard Stanley Watson

July 5, 1939 - March 27, 2017

Howard Stanley Watson, 77, of King George passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on March 27, 2017. He is survived by his fiancé Felicite Macfarlane of Potomac, Maryland; daughter Tracy Rector (Richard) of Ranson, West Virginia; son Christopher Watson (Diana) of Apache Junction, Arizona; granddaughters Ashleigh, Gianna, Isabella; grandson Andrew "Andy"; and great-grandchildren Madison,...
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Marlene Grigsby

March 26, 2017

Marlene Grigsby, 81, of Colonial Beach passed away on March 26, 2017, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Grigsby was a member of Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Colonial Beach, Virginia, and retired from Mary Washington Home Health as a care-giver. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Walter R. (Buddy) Grigsby. She is survived by her children Joe Grigsby (Cari), Theresa...
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Robert Henry Williams

November 8, 1920 - March 21, 2017

Robert Henry Williams, 96, of Sparta died peacefully Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Caroline, Mr. Williams was a member of St. Stephens Baptist Church and he attended Virginia State University where he studied agriculture. He was a World War II U. S. Army vet and had retired from the United Steel Workers. After Mr. Williams retired, he returned to the home he was...
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Norma Gay Burke

March 17, 2017

Norma Gay Bailey Burke, 85, passed away in Anderson, South Carolina on Friday, March 17, 2017. She lived in Townville, South Carolina with her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Erbie Moak, since October, 2013. Born October 12, 1931, in Lochgelly, West Virginia, to parents Lemon and Evelyn Bailey. After 25 years of service in the federal government, she retired to King George, Virginia,...
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Lisa Ramos

March 14, 2017

Lisa J. Ramos, 38, of King George passed away on March 14, 2017. Lisa was a kind hearted lady with a well-known sense of humor. She is preceded in death by a sister, Tammy Redford. She is survived by her husband Gilberto Ramos; children Cody Scott (Kaleigh), and Alexis Mae Ramos-Scott; sisters Bridgette, Tina, Deanna; brother Robert; many nieces and nephews; best friend Nikki; and a host of...
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Chad Donald David Kelso

June 25, 1949 - March 12, 2017

Chad D. Kelso, 67, departed Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home. Chad was passionate about history, current events and science fiction. When he moved to Caroline County at the turn of the century, it was his hope that his future grandchildren would one day climb the trees he planted on the farm. Earlier this month, as he worked the garden around his stone patio, his grandsons played twenty feet...
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Jay Dee Green

January 14, 1980 - March 12, 2017

Jay Dee Green, 37, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at his home. He was born January 14, 1980, in Steubenville, Ohio. Jay served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a bridge construction worker for Freyssinet, Inc. His father, John Raymond Green preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Kathy Zamborsky Green, a half-sister, Vickie DelGuzzo (John),...
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Thomas L. Tanner

March 11, 2017

Thomas L. Tanner, 65, of King George passed away March 11, 2017. LCDR Tanner retired from the U.S. Navy, was a defense contractor, teacher, musician, and a family man of great faith. A long- time member of Peace Lutheran Church, he played guitar and led music for the contemporary service and sang in the choir. A man of many interests, Tom's real love was for his beloved wife and children. ...
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Ann Hicks Tate

October 29, 1929 - March 11, 2017

Ann Morrow Hicks Tate, 87, of Ruther Glen went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2017. She was a woman of strong faith who loved God, her family & her friends. A lifelong resident of Caroline County, Ann was raised in Delos, part of the land which is now Fort A. P. Hill. She recalled as a child seeing the first soldiers as they arrived in June 1941. On February 7, 1947, at age 17, Ann married...
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Anthony Chip Thompson

October 16, 1947 - March 10, 2017

Anthony Wayne "Chip" Thompson, 69, of King George County, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born October 16, 1947 to the late Wayne Adam Thompson and Catherine Elizabeth Moore Thompson. Chip served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He owned and operated a local plumbing business, Thompson & Sons Plumbing, prior to becoming a pipe fitter for the U.S. Government....
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Catherine Ann Farmer Elwood Durrett

November 28, 1928 - March 10, 2017

Catherine Ann Farmer Elwood Durrett, 88, of Bowling Green, died peacefully at home on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was the daughter of the late George Robert Farmer and Susie Maitland Jenkins and was predeceased by her first husband of thirty six years, Hugh Edward Elwood of Culpeper, VA and by her brother, Robert William Farmer of Bowling Green, VA. Born at Farmer's, VA, at the store and post...
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James Calvin "Coon" Wright

February 26, 1933 - March 10, 2017

James Calvin "Coon" Wright, 84, of Woodford died suddenly Friday, March 10, 2017. Born in A. P. Hill, he had worked at SMI for many years and was a U. S. Navy veteran and a member of Clifton Hunt Club. Coon loved Bingo, hunting, fishing and was known for telling jokes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Chinault Wright. Survivors include four children, Danny Wright (Kimberly), Wanda...
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Linda Collins Blehm

June 13, 1952 - March 9, 2017

Linda (Collins) Blehm, 64, wife of Steven Allen Blehm of 1878 Springhill Road, Staunton, VA died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at her residence. She was born June 13, 1952, in Richmond, VA a daughter of the late James Bernard and Annie Linda (Allen) Collins. Mrs. Blehm was employed by the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind with 41 years of service this May with plans to retire. She was a member...
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Linwood Dodd, Jr.

March 9, 2017

Linwood Dodd Jr., 74, of King George passed away March 9, 2017. Mr. Dodd retired from VDOT after a long and successful career. A lifetime member of Colonial Beach Baptist Church, and born in Maple Grove Virginia, he is preceded in death by his parents Linwood and Dorothy Dodd; beloved wife Linda Dodd; and sister Shirley Jean Dodd Richards. He is survived by his nephew Thomas Richards Jr. (Karen),...
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Ida Southall Robinson

November 30, 1940 - March 7, 2017

Ida S. Robinson, 76, of King George passed away on March 7, 2017. Ida was a long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her son Samuel Robinson Jr.; parents Gordon and Blanche Southall; and brothers Charles Southall and Beril Southall Sr. She is survived by her husband Mr. Samuel Robinson; daughter Susan Fichthorn; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren;...
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Danielle Dodd

January 17, 1951 - March 3, 2017

Danielle Gouldman Dodd, 66 of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church at Oak Grove. Dani worked as a defense contractor in Dahlgren for over 20 years and finally retired from Atley Pharmaceuticals in Ashland. Survivors include her husband, Bill Dodd; her son, Matthew Dodd (Robin); her daughter, Nikki Jones ...
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Joseph "Bobby" Fletcher

March 3, 2017

Joseph "Bobby" Johnson Fletcher born February 12, 1925 was called home by the Lord on March 3rd. He passed peacefully with his granddaughter Missey holding his hand. Joe is a WWII Veteran. He joined the United States Navy in 1942. He proudly served on the USS Converse (DD-509) as part of "The Little Beavers" DESRON 23. During this time, he went to Pearl Harbor and also fought in the Battle of...
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Annette Marie Wisniewski

July 16, 1950 - March 3, 2017

Annette M. Wisniewski, 66, of Ruther Glen, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at her home. Born in Texas, Annette was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Annunciation where she was very active in the church community. As a catechist, she taught the Catholic faith through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and prepared a generation of the parish's children for First Confession and First Holy Communion...
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Rebecca "Mitzy" Driskell

December 21, 1956 - March 1, 2017

Rebecca "Mitzy" Janette Driskell, 60, of Colonial Beach passed away March 1 2017 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Robert Driskell; parents, Louis and Barbara Rambeau; children, Bryan Driskell (Laura), Timothy Driskell, Pamela Berry (Robert); brother Tom Rambeau (Toni); sisters Valerie Rambeau, Natalie Richardson (Doug); grandchildren Madisyn and Hailey;...
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Paul B. Oram

February 27, 2017

Paul B. Oram, 86, of King George, Virginia, passed away February 27, 2017. Mr. Oram was renowned for his cooking skills and was a sought after chef for most of his life. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruth Collier Oram; daughter Rose Marie Messouak (Nor); grandchildren Nor Messouak and Jessica Lynn Proffitt. He is survived by his children Sharon Elizabeth Ireland (Thomas), Ronald Lee...
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James Joseph Fullem

July 24, 1938 - February 26, 2017

James J. Fullem, 78, of Ladysmith died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at VCU Medical Center. Mr. Fullem was a member of St. Mary's of the Annunciation where he served as usher for many years. Mr. Fullem was very active in Prince William and Caroline County politics, youth sports, schools and in his church. Among his many accomplishments was being named 1981 Dale City Citizen of the Year; charter member,...
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Larry Dee Newnum

July 12, 1956 - February 25, 2017

Larry Dee "Cuz" Newnum, 60 of Milford passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at his home. Born in Oklahoma, he had always worked as a truck driver until his illness prevented him. Cuz loved to hunt and fish and ride his Harley. Survivors include his wife, Donna Smith-Newnum; his daughters, Tarri Mattingly, Carrie Newnum and Heather Mundie; his brothers, Jack (Brenda), Harold (Dee), Johnnie,...
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Hugh E. "Casey" Cason, Jr.

February 24, 2017

Hugh E. "Casey" Cason, Jr. passed away February 24, 2017 at home in Colonial Beach, Virginia. He was born March 23, 1929 in Alexandria, Virginia. Casey is the last of nine siblings. He leaves his wife Jacqueline Jones Cason, three sons, Hugh "Rusty" Cason (Kimberly) of Knoxville, Tennessee, David Kern (Cathy) of Lake Anna, Virginia, Robert "Pat" Kern (Michelle) of Youngsville, North Carolina,...
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Sandra Kay Stone

March 21, 1951 - February 21, 2017

Sandra Kay Stone, 65 of King George County passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born March 21, 1951 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late William Weddington and Naomi Welch Weddington. Sandra retired in 2013 from the CVS Distribution Center after over 25 years of service, so she could spend time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her...
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Ashley Ann Fricke

March 17, 1991 - February 18, 2017

Ashley Ann Fricke, 25 of Bowling Green passed away Saturday, February 18., 2017. She was a 2009 graduate of Caroline High School and worked and put herself through school receiving her degree as a medical assistant. Ashley worked at Lakeside Primary Care in Richmond. She was a kind and caring person who loved the people in her life and they loved her. God has called another angel home. ...
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Shirley Ann Mason

September 21, 1960 - February 18, 2017

Shirley Ann Mason, 56, of Sparta died Sat. Feb. 18, 2017. Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Wedding (Richard); a son, Wayne Wilson; grandchildren, Shianne and Richard Wedding III; three siblings, Dennis W. Carpenter, Linda Jean Huffman and Darlene M. Wedding; nieces, Kathy Parker and Audrey Carpenter; and a best friend, Christine Carver. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and...
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Christine Elliott Thomas

November 29, 1933 - February 18, 2017

Christine Elliott Thomas, 83, of Doswell died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Memorial Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Buster; daughter, Carolyn Wilson (Kenneth) of Ruther Glen; a sister, Evelyn Key of Bowling Green; three grandchildren, Brian, Kelly and Kim; and seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Cora Elliott and a brother,...
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Elizabeth Rae Brown

May 13, 1952 - February 17, 2017

Elizabeth Rae Brown, 64, passed away on February 17 2017. Elizabeth was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing, baking, antiquing with her husband, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. A resident of Huntingtown Maryland, she and her husband also spent much time at their second home in Colonial Beach Virginia. She is preceded in death by her parents Ray and Maude Marshall and her brother...
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Judy R. Kulynych

October 15, 1953 - February 17, 2017

Judy R. Kulynych, 63, of King George went to be with Jesus on Friday, February 17, 2017. Born in North Carolina, she worked for over 20 years as a registered nurse with the Virginia Health Department. Judy was a caring, giving and thoughtful mother and wife. She was an active member of the Fredericksburg Full Gospel Fellowship, where she enjoyed the children's ministry and singing. Judy was...
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Bessie Edwards Tribble

March 26, 1921 - February 13, 2017

Bessie Edwards Tribble, 95, of Milford, widow of Marion Tribble, passed away February 13, 2017. She is survived by a daughter, Elsie Mae Lindsey, son, G.M. Tribble, Jr. (Brenda), grandchildren, Wendy T. Carter and Trip Tribble (Tracey), great-grandchildren, Preston, Carson and Madison Tribble, sister, Norma Harris, and brother, Curtis Edwards. The family will receive friends on Wednesday,...
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Larry Franklin Taylor

June 2, 1962 - February 10, 2017

Larry Franklin Taylor, 54, of, Sparta died on Shirl and his 22nd anniversary, Friday, February 10, 2017 at Retreat Hospital. Larry was a member of Salem Baptist Church, retired from VDOT after 31 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was an honorary member of Sparta Hunt Club. Larry is survived by his wife, Shirl Taylor; his mother, Lois S. Taylor; four children, Traci...
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William Grant Bragg

December 25, 1938 - February 9, 2017

William Grant Bragg, 78 of King George, Virginia passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, he had lived for many years in New Jersey and had retired as a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Shirley J. Bragg; three children, Bill Bragg, Jeff Bragg (Kitty) and Sharon Hollowell (Jason); two sisters, Karen Bragg and Debbie Anderson; a brother, Ricky Bragg; his...
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Richard Ortman

August 6, 1959 - February 8, 2017

Richard Ortman, Jr, 57 of Colonial Beach passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He was a member of the Carpenters Union and worked for Clarence I. Stack Inc. Survivors include his mother, Marion Ortman; his niece, Jennifer Riggs; his nephew, Robby Riggs and great nieces and nephew, Savannah, Mykayla and Malcom. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Ortman Sr and his sister, Marion...
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Gaynell Humphries Haynes

December 14, 1925 - February 8, 2017

Gaynell Humphries Haynes, 91, of Beaverdam, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at her home. Born in Chilesburg, Gaynell was a lifelong member of County Line Baptist Church and was loved by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Haynes. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Lula Mae Haynes; ten nieces and nephews, Henry Richeson, Judy Richeson Reid, Wayne, Charles and...
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Tina Marie Taylor

September 25, 1960 - February 7, 2017

Tina Marie Taylor,56, of Bowling Green, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Tina was a loving mother to Shawn and Brian Pitts, loving sister to Myra Beazley and Lisa Floyd, and loving grandmother to Hunter, Makayla, and Colton Pitts and had numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia and Charlie Forrest Embrey and a sister, Grace Wood. A funeral service...
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William L. "Bill" Green

September 28, 1926 - February 7, 2017

William L. "Bill" Green, 90, went to be with the Lord suddenly and peacefully in his home Feb. 7, 2017. A dedicated World War II U. S. Navy veteran who proudly served his country in the Atlantic and Pacific waters aboard the USS Eisner. Bill never met a person he didn't know. He touched the lives of many through his "Bill Green's world famous chicken", he loved building relationships, mentoring...
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Freddie Ray Reed

October 26, 1940 - February 7, 2017

Freddie "Fred" Ray Reed, 76, of King George passed away on February 7, 2017. Fred and Sandra Reed have lived in King George for over 45 years. Fred was a long time member of Shiloh Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon for many years. Additionally, he taught at King George High School, owned Fred's A/C & Refrigeration, was a member of both the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America ...
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Bernard John Ambrose

June 11, 1925 - February 4, 2017

AMBROSE, Bernard J. Colonel, US Army (Ret.) Bernard J. "Ben" Ambrose, 91, died peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Elk Grove, CA. Born June 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio, Ben was one of seven children of Joseph and Martha Ambrose. He enlisted in the Marines at age 17 and served four years in the Pacific Theater in WWII. Following the war, he attended the University of Dayton where he was a...
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Pauline Latka Getek

August 1, 1917 - February 3, 2017

Pauline Christine Latka Getek, 99, of Washington, DC died Friday, February 3, 2017 at her home in the presence of her three children and daughter-in-law. Born August 1, 1917, in Woodford, VA, she was the widow of Patrick Harry Getek. Pauline was the oldest of four children born to Joseph John and Maria Theresa Latka. From 1965 until 1982, she was a retail sales clerk at Woodward and Lothrop ...
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Frederick Glenn Barr

March 14, 1940 - February 3, 2017

Frederick Glenn Barr, 76 of Colonial Beach, formerly of Dale City, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017. Born in Glover Gap, West Virginia, he was the widower of Shirley Brown Barr and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He had retired as an engineer with the Department of the Army, Corp of Engineers. Survivors include his children, Lorie Barr Hoffmaster-Lyons and Brian Frederick Barr;...
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Nanette W. Comer

December 17, 1955 - February 3, 2017

Nanette W. Comer, 61 of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 in Mary Washington Hospital. Born in Alexandria, she was a member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church and had retired as a hairdresser. She is survived by her husband, Michael Comer; her sister, Lynda G. Baker (Ernie); a niece, Lynn Smith; a nephew, Glynn Baker; her aunts, Virginia S. Hetrick, Jean Hetrick (Sam)...
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James Wallace Musselman IV

June 10, 1967 - February 1, 2017

James (Jimmy) Wallace Musselman, IV, 49, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Jimmy was the Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #258 at Colonial Beach, Virginia, and a Life Member of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad. Preceded in death by his parents, James Wallace Musselman, III, and Alma Louise Musselman. Survived by his son, James Wallace Musselman, V; sister, Debra Deans; niece,...
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Virginia Lewis Beazley

July 17, 1921 - January 31, 2017

Virginia Lewis Beazley, 95 of Bowling Green passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at The Orchard in Warsaw. She was the widow of William Edwin Beazley and a lifelong member of Bowling Green United Methodist Church. She was an active member and held many positions including church Council secretary and choir member. Virginia was past Worthy Matron of Caroline chapter Order of Eastern Star and a...
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Barbara Ann Millward

July 29, 1939 - January 31, 2017

On January 31, 2017, God gathered into His arms, His daughter, Barbara Ann Millward of Colonial Beach, Virginia. She loved her God, her family, her church, and her community. Expressing her love through prayers, scriptures, and considerable talent as an artist was her ministry. She was born in California, Pennsylvania, on July 29, 1939. Preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Hazel...
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Gladwyn Andrew Mothershead, Jr

July 24, 1927 - January 27, 2017

Gladwyn Andrew "Billy" Mothershead, Jr., blessed our lives for over 89 years, and the Lord has now called His faithful servant home to walk with him on the golden streets of Heaven. Billy was a lifelong resident of King George County and quietly passed from this earth on the chilly evening of January 27, 2017 at the home of his daughter in Cross Junction, VA. He was born and raised in Shiloh and...
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Jeremy Patrick Via

May 23, 1971 - January 27, 2017

Jeremy P. Via, 45 of Fredericksburg passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 27, 2017. Survivors include his wife, April Via; his daughter, Brooke Via; his parents, Tom and Pat Via; two sisters, Jennifer Brygger (Joe) and Jessica Hoffman (Brian); his paternal grandfather, Jack Via; his nieces and nephews, Darren Campbell and Tyler, Daniella and Troy Hoffman; his father in law, Ricky Jones;...
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Margaret Yurick Fedder

October 26, 1926 - January 27, 2017

Margaret Yurick Fedder, 90 of Woodford died Friday, January 27, 2017 at McQuire VA Medical Center. Born in Woodford, she was the widow of Harold Fedder. She was the youngest of ten children born to Peter and Mary Anna Yurick. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary of the Annunciation and took great pride that for more than 50 years she was the Sacristan at the church. She made many pies to...
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Olga Petrovna Tapavichky Champe

July 22, 1919 - January 27, 2017

Olga Petrovna Tapavichky Champe. 97, of Arlington died peacefully in her sleep with her friend, Susan Stoddard at her side at Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center from complications from a fall. Born in Harbin Manchuria China, she was the only child of the late Natalia Ivanovna Ribka and Peter Gregorivitch Tapavichky. Olga grew up in a Catholic Convent in China and in 1941, at the age of 22...
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Willie Lee Pope

May 17, 1934 - January 24, 2017

The Lord called home Willie Lee Pope "Peewee," 82, on January 24, 2017. Peewee was born in Woodleaf, NC to Floyd Bingham Pope and Floy Louise Pope. He was raised in a small cotton mill town in Cooleemee, NC near the South Radkin River where he fished and played as a boy. Peewee relocated to Virginia, where he met and married Peggy Mae Foster in 1951, and started his family in Port Royal, Va. ...
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Keith Andrew Vickery

May 30, 1972 - January 23, 2017

Keith A. Vickery, 44, of Colonial Beach passed away January 23 2017. Keith and his family lived in Colonial Beach for over 20 years after moving from Glenn Dale, Maryland. He enjoyed watching his sons play football, was an accomplished hobby welder and was known for his engineering mind and his ability to repair almost anything. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast but most of all loved spending...
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Loretta Sue Thomas

June 30, 1980 - January 22, 2017

Loretta S. Thomas, 36 of Spotsylvania passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 in UVA Hospital. Survivors include her children, Michael and Skylar Thomas; her parents, Rachel and Ricky Thomas; two brothers, Jeremy and Christopher Thomas and her maternal grandmother, Ruby Day. The family will receive friends and celebrate her life on Saturday, January 28th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Storke Funeral Home...
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Samuel Warren Steele

September 27, 1941 - January 22, 2017

Samuel W. Steele, 75 of King George passed away peacefully Sunday, January 22, 2017 at home. Born in West Virginia to the late Warren and Nellie Steele, he had lived in King George for over 50 years. He is most known in the community for owning and operating the Hillcrest Restaurant and Motel for over 15 years. He had a passion for real estate development and had operated several other successful...
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Deemie J Holsten

August 26, 1962 - January 18, 2017

Deemie J. "Dee" Holsten, 54 of Bowling Green passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, James Holsten; three children, Rhonda Alexander (Kevin), James Holsten and Samantha Johnson; two sisters, Susan Baker and Valerie Campbell; a brother, Alva Cook and five grandchildren, Mary, Ciarra, Grayson, Matthew and Jason Jr. The...
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Frances Rose Cook

July 3, 1952 - January 17, 2017

Frances Rose Cook, 64, of Colonial Beach passed away on January 17 2017. Frances was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, and Fraternal Order of Eagles. She is preceded in death by her parents Benjamin and Lois Rose. She is survived by her husband of over 20 years Ralph E. Cook; sisters Margaret Mayo and Louise Jordan; brother Benny Rose (Sharon); and many nieces and nephews. A memorial...
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Jimmy Clay Borders, Jr

October 30, 1941 - January 15, 2017

Jimmy Clay Borders, Jr., 75, of King George passed away on January 15 2017. Jimmy was known to everyone he met as "Joe". He was a great story teller and always had a funny joke to tell. He was veteran of the U.S. Army and drove a truck for Southland for many years. He was a great lover of music and was a talented bluegrass musician in his own right. Jimmy is preceded in death by his sister...
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Anna Satterwhite Pickett

November 7, 1931 - January 15, 2017

Anna Satterwhite Pickett, 85, of Ashland died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Pickett was a charter member of Ladysmith Rescue Squad Auxiliary and the widow of Arthur A. Pickett. Survivors include two daughters, Jean Budny (Bruce) and Brenda Stone (Kenneth); a sister, Linda Johnson (Buddy); four brothers, L. Thomas Satterwhite (Betty), J. David...
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Donald Shinn

March 6, 1938 - January 13, 2017

Mr. Donald R. Shinn, 78, of Colonial Beach, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 6, 1938 in Concord, NC and is preceded in death by his mother Raemelle Simpson Shinn. Mr. Shinn served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of VCU with two degrees, was a systems engineer with NSWC Dahlgren for 44 years retiring in 1989 as a GS14...
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Walter Kalita

September 25, 1927 - January 11, 2017

Lt. Colonel Walter J. Kalita, USMC retired, 89, of Sparta died Wednesday, January 11 at Our Lady of Hope Health Center, Richmond. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Ward (Chenault) Kalita in 2006. Survivors are his six children, Donna Kalita Restko (David), Shelley Kalita, Mary Gericke (Peter), Walter J. Kalita, Jr. (Somkuan), John Kalita (Donna Crigger), and Judy Denton; eight...
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Donald Ray "Pop" Day

May 7, 1941 - January 5, 2017

Donald Ray "Pop" Day, 75 of Spotsylvania passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Nora and Oscar Day. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Day; five children, Anthony and Robert Day, Rachel Thomas (Ricky), Rita Mines (Jackie) and Betty Bunch (Dean); a brother, Larry Day; a sister, Wilda Agnew; thirteen grandchildren and...
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Stuart Ashby Hyde

March 28, 1927 - January 5, 2017

Stuart Ashby Hyde, 89, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was a member of the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge and Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline Hyde and a son Ronald Hyde. He is survived by a daughter Bonnie Martin (Forrest), a son Michael Hyde (Terri), three grandchildren Christin Umsted, Rachel Day (Jeremy) and...
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Betty Jo Green

January 9, 1934 - January 3, 2017

Mrs. Betty Jo Green, 82 of King George County passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. She was born January 9, 1934 in Jefferson County, Tennessee, to the late Ernest Bryan Morie and Artie Mae Solomon Morie. She was a member of Two Rivers Baptist Church in King George and she retired from NSWC Dahlgren after over fifty years of service. Mrs. Green was...
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John Bonney Shipp III

January 11, 1945 - January 2, 2017

John Bonney Shipp III, 71, passed away peacefully at his home in King George, Virginia, on Monday, January 2, 2017. John was the eldest son of the late Colonel John Bonney Shipp, Jr. and Sallie Turner Shipp of Norfolk. He was honored as an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, where he earned a B.S. in Physics in 1967. John found his calling at the Naval Surface Weapons Center in...
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Audrey M. Merryman

January 30, 1942 - January 2, 2017

Audrey M. Merryman, 74 of King George passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at her home. She was the widow of Ed Merryman and a devoted mother and grandmother. Survivors include her children, Tina Thomas (Rodney), Ebby Merryman (Linda), Toni Turner (Ken) and Christy Day (Bubba); one sister, Maxine Madison; five brothers, Jim, Billy, L.M., Melvin and Gene Madison; eight grandchildren, Amanda,...
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Hazel Luck Gayle Southard

September 23, 1946 - December 31, 2016

Hazel Luck Gayle Southard, 70, of Mechanicsville died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 after battling cancer. Born in Hanover, she was a member of Harbor Light Pentecostal Church and attended Life Church. She was an avid gardener and retired as an administrative assistant for Hanover County Planning Department. Survivors include her husband, John Southard; three children, Edwin Gayle, Danny Gayle (Angie)...
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Janice Gouldin Mundie

December 17, 1950 - December 30, 2016

Janice Gouldin Mundie, 66 of Sparta passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 in Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. She had been an employee of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative for 25 years and was a past Worthy Matron of the Caroline Chapter #174 Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Letcher Mundie; her mother, Margaret Gouldin; her children, Mike Arrington (Virginia), Kathy...
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William Carlson

December 1, 1938 - December 28, 2016

William Carlson, 78, of Milford, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born in New York City, he retired from the Secret Service after serving at the White House and then retired as assistant chief at the Wilderness Resort. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his fifteen grandchildren and his great granddaughter. Survivors include his wife Carolyn...
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Irene T Micer

August 28, 1939 - December 26, 2016

Irene T. Micer 77 of Ladysmith, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at her home. Born in Washington DC, she had retired as a communications officer with the Fairfax Police and was a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church. Survivors include her children, Daniel, Sharon, Mark and Dominic (Sherry); her siblings, Lorraine (Kenneth), Mary Jane, Charles (Janet) and Margaret; her...
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Richard George Kinek

April 29, 1944 - December 26, 2016

Richard George Kinek, 72, of Colonial Beach, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home. He was born April 29, 1944 in Nesquehoning, PA to the late John and Helen Salak Kinek. Richard served his country in the United States Army and retired in 2008 from the Department of Defense. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Blanka Kinek, children; Blanka Garcia (Alex), Mark Olson (Rachel),...
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Henry Norman Lee

February 27, 1939 - December 25, 2016

Henry Norman Lee, 77 of Milford passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016. He had retired from Hoover Wood Products in Milford and was preceded in death by his daughter, Faye Lee. Survivors include his brother, Carol Lee and sisters, Alice Pearl Woodard, Merlene Harless and Jean Mitchell (niece). The family will receive friends at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, Wednesday, December 28th from 6:00...
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Jeffery Sean Heilman

September 25, 1968 - December 24, 2016


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Carolyn Lucille Monroe

September 13, 1963 - December 22, 2016

Carolyn W. Monroe, 53, of King George passed away December 22 2016. Carolyn was born and raised in King George and was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents David and Lucille Wine. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Mr. Kevin Monroe; son Michael Monroe of Long Island NY; daughters Rebecca Bloxton (Floyd); Kristen Monroe; sisters Virginia...
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Lillian Berry Fenwick

December 5, 1924 - December 20, 2016

Lucy Berry Fenwick, 92, of Colonial Beach passed away on December 20 2016. Lucy was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church in King George and the Mount Vision Rebekah Lodge No. 1. She retired from the Marine Corps Base Exchange in Quantico Virginia after 20 years of service. After retirement, she waitressed at Wilkerson's Seafood Restaurant. Lucy is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years...
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Estelle Haynes Kay

November 5, 1927 - December 20, 2016

Estelle Haynes Kay, 89, of Ruther Glen passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. She was a lifelong member of County Line Baptist Church where she served as the organist for 55 years, the church clerk for 31 years and also as the financial secretary. Estelle also served for 11 years as the clerk of the Hermon Baptist Association. She went to work at Union Bank and Trust when there were 10...
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Mansell Edward Hosey

December 19, 2016

Hosey, Mansell Edward "Eddie," 96, of Richmond, husband of Bessie Gibson Hosey, died at his daughter's home in Woodford, Virginia on Monday, December 19, 2016. A 26 year USMC (Capt.) veteran, he served in WW II and Korea before retiring. His final tour of duty was at Marine Barracks, 8th & I Streets, Washington, D.C. He subsequently worked at General Testing in Springfield, VA and...
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Tina Marie Grogg

February 18, 1975 - December 18, 2016

Tina Marie Grogg, 41, of Rappahannock Academy died suddenly Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. Born in Georgetown, Texas she had been a truck driver for Reece Trucking and presently was a school bus driver for King George County. Survivors include her husband, Danny Grogg; her mother, Brenda Shelton; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Tina was preceded in death by a son, Frank Lewis Kayne, a...
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Ann Simmons Straub

December 11, 1938 - December 17, 2016

Ann Simmons Straub, 78, of King George passed peacefully at the home of her daughter, Julie Tritle and her husband, Tom. Ann had retired as a secretary for the CIA. Survivors include her husband, John G. Straub; four daughters, Jodi Straub, Jennifer Tornquist (Bradley), Julie Tritle (Tom) and Jan Straub (Robbie); three sisters, Katherine Gorman, Gloria Panning, and Wanda Simmons; two brothers...
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Wallace Donald Ransom

August 21, 1949 - December 14, 2016


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Richard L. Hart

December 14, 2016

Richard L. Hart, 80 of Woodford passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his home. He had retired from Fredericksburg Auto Auction. Survivors include his brothers, Clyde Hart, Robert Hart and John Hart; two nieces and six nephews. A funeral service will be held Monday, December 19th at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, with Rev. Mildred Mabe officiating. Burial...
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