Our Obituaries

Dorothy Clark

January 17, 1924 - April 17, 2014

Obituary will be posted by Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
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Myra Alexander

May 1, 1947 - April 14, 2014

Myra Elizabeth Alexander's passion in life was helping people and making them laugh. We will all remember her contagious laugh that warmed our hearts. She will never ever be forgotten by the many lives she touched. Myra worked as a certified nursing assistant for over 20 years. She faithfully worshiped at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in Woodford, Virgina. She held...
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Shannon K. McDonald

July 27, 1972 - March 30, 2014

Obituary MSG Shannon Keith McDonald (retired) was born July 27, 1972, in Gainesville, FL. After graduating from high school in Columbus, GA he left for boot camp one week later to join the US Army in July 1990 following the footsteps of his father and older brother. During his 20 year career Shannon traveled the US as well as overseas quickly moving through the ranks until he retired as a...
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Walter Brown, Jr.

July 11, 1935 - March 25, 2014

Obituary will be posted by Monday, March 31, 2014.
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Sylvia Harrison

April 11, 1943 - March 18, 2014

Obituary will be posted by Saturday March 22, 2014.
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Cleavland Britton

October 7, 1918 - March 18, 2014

Cleveland Collins Britton, oldest son of the late Frank and Bessie Britton, was born in Andrews, S.C. on October 7, 1918. He attended primary school in Andrews, S.C. In 1931 his mother, a brother and a sister drowned in a bus accident. His father moved Cleveland and his brother Frank to New York City. There he completed High School and attended Manhattan School of Music, where he was an...
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Charles Byrd

September 4, 1951 - March 18, 2014

Obituary will be posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
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Timothy E. Harris

April 25, 1979 - March 17, 2014

Born in Washington, DC on April 25, 1979 to Winfred A. Harrris and Shirley Rollins Patterson. He is grandson to the late Charles and Gladys Rollins of Hustle, Virginia and the late Henry Harris of Washington, DC. He is survived by step father John B Patterson; grandmother , Margurite Harris ;brother, Clifford E. Harris (Stephanie); Uncle James I Rollins (Marta) and Uncle Harvey Harris (JoAnne)...
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Pauline P. Smith

April 11, 1951 - March 12, 2014

Full Obituary to be posted Monday March 17, 2014.
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Velma Woodfolk

September 8, 1932 - March 8, 2014

Velma. G. Woodfolk was born September 8, 1932 in Fredericksburg, VA and attended the public school system. She joined Shiloh Old Site Baptist Church at an early age. "Dee-Dee" married Hausey L. Woodfolk, Jr. on October 21, 1967 and they raised three children; Hausey III, O'Brian and Melva. After their marriage Velma became a watch care member at Zion Grove Baptist Church where she served on...
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Adlena Smith

November 23, 1922 - March 7, 2014

Adlena Johnson Smith, affectionately known as "Lena" went home to be with the Lord at her residence on Thursday, March 6, 2014. On November 22, 1923, Lena was the third oldest of thirteen children born to the late James Henry and Alice Brooks Johnson. At an early age, Lena gave her life to Christ at Ebenezer Baptist Church in, Supply Virginia. For many years, she was employed at the...
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Melvin L. Vaughan

April 30, 1941 - March 2, 2014

Melvin Lewis Vaughan departed his life on March 2nd, 2014 at Retreat Hospital. He was born April 30th, 1941 in Owenton, Virginia to the late Charlie and Louise Vaughan. He attended King and Queen Public Schools. At an early age He joined First Mount Olive Baptist Church, Newtown, Virginia. He was joined in holy matrimony to the late Molly Hill and they were blessed with three children. Melvin was...
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Eleanor M. Ware

June 3, 1922 - February 6, 2014

Eleanor Mae Ware entered into eternal rest on the morning of February 6, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Eleanor was born to the late Adolph and Clara Nash on June 3, 1922. She accepted Christ at an early age and in her teen years began attending the Little Zion Baptist Church in Oak Grove, VA. She looked so forward to attending the services at her home church and...
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Robin L. Sayles

June 25, 1962 - February 4, 2014

Robin Lisa Sayles entered into eternal rest on Tuesday February 4, 2014 in Colonial Beach, Virginia. She was born to the late William A. Sayles and Mary E Holmes-Sayles on June 25, 1962 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was educated in the public schools of Essex County and went on to obtain her Associates Degree from Rappahannock Community College. Robin joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church at an...
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Oliver C. Fortune

September 27, 1927 - January 18, 2014

Oliver Cromwell Fortune Sr. 86, of Port Royal, Virginia went home to be with the Lord on January 18, 2014, at Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond, Virginia. He was born in Supply Virginia on September 27th, 1927 to the late Daniel and Robinette Fortune. Oliver attended Essex Training School where he was Valedictorian. He served in the U.S. Army from January 19, 1946 to July 28,...
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Regina Evette Lewis

December 30, 1970 - January 12, 2014

Regina Evette "Sassy" Lewis passed away on January 12, 2014 at her home in Dahlgren, Virginia. She was born on December 30, 1970 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Regina was a graduate of King George High School in King George, Virginia. After graduating from high school in 1989 she went to the Keystone Job Corps Training Center in Drums, Pennsylvania to obtain a Degree in...
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Booker T. Ross

November 6, 1917 - January 7, 2014

The Obituary Booker Tolliver Ross known to many as Brother Ross, Booker T, or Mr. Ross, was born and raised in the Fredericksburg /Spotsylvania County area of Virginia. Brother Ross entered this life on November 6, 1917 to the late Reverend Thomas and Mary Ella Ross. He peacefully completed his journey on January 7, 2014 at the Hughes Home Fredericksburg. He was the last of eleven children...
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Susie Carpenter Bland

January 7, 1922 - January 5, 2014

Obituary A precious one from us has gone. A voice we love is still. A place is vacant in our hearts that never can be filled. On Sunday, January 5, 2014, Susie Carpenter Bland slipped into a peaceful rest as angels carried her home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God saw her pain and struggle for life and called her home for eternal rest. Susie Bland was born in Goldvein, Virginia...
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Vernice D. Johnson

September 13, 1957 - January 2, 2014

The Obituary "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies." Proverbs 31:10 Vernice Delores Jordan Johnson, affectionately known as Aunt "Wee Wee" daughter of the late James L. and Lucille M. Jordan, was born September 13, 1957 in Fredericksburg, VA. She departed this life at 3:19 a.m. on January 2, 2014 at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center surrounded by her...
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James H. Hunter, Jr.

February 2, 1935 - December 28, 2013

James Howard Hunter, 78, also known as "Jimmy", son of Mary Lou and Howard Hunter was born on February 2, 1935. On Saturday, December 28, 2013 our heavenly Father called our beloved James to eternal rest. James attended Caroline County Public Schools. He accepted Christ at an early age at Jerusalem Baptist Church and remained a faithful servant as an Usher and Trustee. James professional...
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Derek A. Wise

August 3, 1984 - December 27, 2013

Derek Andre' Wise (aka: D. Wise), loving son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to all who knew him, was born on August 3, 1984 to Mrs. Victoria P. Wise and the Late Curtis Wise. He was suddenly called home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Derek received his education in the public school system of Westmoreland County,...
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Virginia Henry

January 26, 1929 - December 19, 2013

Virginia Pratt Henry was born January 26, 1929 to the late Robert and Rosa Pratt. She was the eldest of seven children. Mom departed this earthly life peacefully with her two sons at her side on Thursday, December 19 at 9:35pm at her residence in Chance, Va. She was educated in the Essex County School System. She was united in holy matrimony to Howard Henry better known as (Dorsey and Shorty)...
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Mary L. Fortune

February 18, 1944 - December 18, 2013

Today our hearts are saddened with the passing of Mary "Sis" Lindsey Fortune into the spirit world. Mary was born on February 18, 1944, the daughter of the late Mary Jane Bundy and Julius Lindsey. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, James and Gene Lindsey. Over the past two years, Mary had suffered declining health due to numerous stroke events but showed enormous strength and...
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Frederick Douglas Holmes

February 20, 1959 - December 1, 2013

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Frances M. Coldman

April 4, 1944 - November 29, 2013

On Friday, November 29, 2013, after a long illness, Mrs. Frances Maxine Coldman passed away from this earthly realm and went to be with our Lord. She was born on April 4, 1944 one of eight children born to the late Annie and Walker Ferguson of Bowling Green, Virginia. She was educated in the Caroline County Public School System. Frances Maxine Coldman was joined in marriage to the late William...
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Mabel L. Lomax

May 5, 1942 - November 25, 2013

Mabel Louise Rollins-Loma departed this life on Monday, November 25, 2013 at her home in Hustle, Virginia. She was born in Caroline County, Virginia to the late Phillip L. and Esther Baylor Rollins on May 5, 1942. Mabel was educated in Caroline County Public Schools. She was baptized at an early age at Shiloh Baptist Church, Port Royal, Virginia. On October 24, 1969 she was united in holy...
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Amber Lexis Sanders

December 29, 1994 - November 23, 2013

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McKinley McPhatter, Jr.

February 5, 1927 - November 23, 2013

Fight the good fight of faith, Lay hold on eternal life. I Timothy 6:12 Very quietly and peacefully on November 23, 2013, our Heavenly Father in His infinite wisdom gently closed the eyes of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather as he entered into his eternal rest. McKinley "Mac" McPhatter was born February 5, 1927 in Red Springs, North Carolina to the late McKinley...
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Lucy B. Byrd

October 25, 1936 - November 13, 2013

Lucy B. Byrd departed this life on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was born on October 25, 1936 to the late Estelle Johnson. At an early age she accepted Christ at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was known for her big heart and witty personality. Her greatest joy was making everyone laugh or lending a hand to anyone that she could help...
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Philicia Darlene Minor

August 26, 1958 - November 9, 2013

Philicia Darlene Minor, the younger daughter of Reginald Minor and the late Viola Boxley Minor Oates, was born in Virginia on August 26, 1958. She entered eternal life on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at her residence in Detroit, Michigan. At an early age, she accepted Christ and was baptized at St. John Baptist Church. While living in Caroline, she was active in Sunday School and sang in the...
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Michael D. Bailey

September 19, 1961 - November 9, 2013

On November 9, 2013 God called Michael Bailey home. Michael Darnell Bailey was born on September 19, 1961 to the late Edward and Lillian Bailey. He graduated from King George High School in 1980 and sought a future in the United States Army, serving his country with pride until 1989. Before leaving for the military he married Constella McDowney on March 19, 1983. Michael was stationed in both...
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Constella Bailey

August 11, 1962 - November 9, 2013

On November 9, 2013 God called Constella Bailey home. Constella "Connie" McDowney was born on August 11, 1962 to the late Chester and Catherine McDowney. She graduated from Washington and Lee High School in 1981. Connie married Michael on March 19, 1983. Connie was a Homemaker and babysitter to all her nieces and nephews. She had two sons, Michael Jr. and Cedric. Her life was simple but...
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Margie S. Bumbrey

December 16, 1927 - November 8, 2013

It all began on December 16, 1927 when God blessed the late Edward and Addie Scranage with a beautiful baby girl who they named Margie. Her father affectionately called her "Bunch". Bunch was educated in King George, VA where she attended Little Ark Elementary School and graduated from Edgehill Training School. On July 18, 1948, Bunch married Richard Bumbrey, Sr. To this union God blessed...
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Ernest Jordon

March 5, 1923 - November 7, 2013

Ernest Jordon was born on March 5, 1923 in Washington, DC to the late Horace and Mary Jordon. One sister and three brothers preceded him in death: Georgia, Roy, Lewis and Samuel Jordon. His niece, the late Blanche Virginia Jordon Davis, was reared in the home with him. Ernest attended the King George Training School in Edgehill, Virginia. He enlisted with the United States Navy in 1944. ...
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Margaret E. Purce

December 20, 1932 - October 15, 2013

Margaret Elaine Purce, lovingly known as "Emma" by family and friends, was born December 20, 1932 to the late Willie A. and Etta H. Smith. She was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Woodbridge, Virginia. Margaret received her education in the public school system of Westmoreland County, Virginia. Realizing her need of...
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Joyce Yvonne Jones

April 30, 1951 - October 1, 2013

There's an open gate at the end of the road Through which each must go alone, And there in a light we cannot see Our Father claims His own; Beyond the gate, your loved one finds happiness and rest And there is comfort in the thought That a loving God knows best. On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA, surrounded by her family and friends, God extended his...
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Albert Shanklin

June 5, 1945 - September 28, 2013

Albert (Bert) Shanklin was born June 5, 1945 in King George, Virginia; he was the son of the Annie Bell Shanklin. Bert worked for the DC Inspection Station in Washington, DC for over twenty-five years as an inspector until he retired. He was a very quiet person and he loved helping anybody that needed his help. He enjoyed spending time with his Seven-Eleven crew and friends in the Trailer Park...
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Berta R. Taylor

May 7, 1927 - September 25, 2013

Berta Rebecca Taylor, 86 passed away at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:25p.m. Born May 7, 1927 in the Weedonsville area of King George County, Virginia to the late Nannie Muse Davis and Lloyd Davis, Sr. She married Theodore Roosevelt Taylor, Sr. on October 2, 1948. Berta was a life time member of Union Bethel Baptist Church in King...
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James L. Anderson

January 15, 1928 - September 21, 2013

James Luther Anderson was born on January 15, 1928 to the late Evelyn and Isaiah Anderson of Washington, DC. He departed this earthly life on September 21, 2013. James was educated in the Washington DC, public schools. He served his country in the US Army from July 1947 through June 1950, stationed in both Korea and Japan. He earned an honorable discharge. Throughout his employment, James...
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Johnny B. Tucker

November 6, 1926 - September 13, 2013

Mr. Johnny Bernard Tucker was born November 6, 1926 to the late Mildred M. Hendricks and Henry A. Tucker. He leaves to cherish his memory his brother, Mr. Harold M. Tucker of Washington, DC; three dedicated nieces, his caregivers Mrs. Maggie J. Claiborne (Mr. Lias D. Claiborne, nephew-in-law) of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Ms. Mildred Y. Harper of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ms. Dorothy A. Ferrell of...
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James W. Wilson

June 28, 1935 - September 13, 2013

James Woodrow Wilson, 77 of Woodford, Virginia entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was born June 28, 1936 to the late Thomas Wilson and Judy Lawson of Caroline County. He was known as "Bobby" to some and "Hulk Eye" to others. He was raised in Caroline County and received his education in the Caroline County School...
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Marcus A. Brown

June 14, 1984 - September 5, 2013

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James B. Brown

January 7, 1928 - September 5, 2013

James Byrd Brown son of the late Matilda M. and Willie E. Brown was born January 7, 1928 in Caroline County Virginia. James slipped away peacefully on September 5, 2013 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Fredericksburg, Virginia. He received his education in the Public School System in Caroline County. James was united in holy matrimony to Mary Elizabeth Johnson of Fredericksburg,...
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Shirley M. Frazier

December 14, 1945 - July 18, 2013

Ms. Shirley Mae Frazier of King George, Virginia was promoted to Glory on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia after battling a long-term illness. Shirley was the first born child of the late James and Adeal Scott, Sr., born on December 14, 1945. She was better known as "Shirley Mae" through the years she was a faithful member and worker of Peoples...
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Farrish M. Purce, Sr.

June 6, 1923 - July 1, 2013

Farrish M. Purce, Sr., son of the late Freddie and Mary Purce, was born on June 6, 1923 in Caroline County, VA. He departed this life in peaceful rest of Monday, July 1, 2013 at 8:49am at the home of his daughter, Hazel Harris in King George, VA. Farrish was joined in holy matrimony to the late, Reaver M. Purce, in 1946 in LaPlata, MD. To this union, 11 children were born. Alfretta and Alfred ...
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Gregory A. Jackson

April 23, 1961 - June 24, 2013

Obituary will be updated June 26, 2013.
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William Earl Boxley, Jr.

October 12, 1960 - June 22, 2013

William Earl Boxley, Jr. departed this life on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia after a brief illness. William was born October 12, 1960 in Fredericksburg, Virginia to Joyce Blondina and the late William Boxley, Sr. He attended King George Public Schools. William accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Stephens Baptist Church in King George,...
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Lawrence A. Johnson

December 11, 1961 - June 22, 2013

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13 Lawrence A. Johnson, Jr., known by family and friends as J.R., born December 11, 1961, in San Antonio, TX, departed this life to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Spotsylvania Regional Hospital, Spotsylvania, VA. J.R. is survived by and leaves to mourn, his loving mother Dottie B. Johnson, his...
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Nancy Teresa Bamford

January 20, 1934 - May 16, 2013

Nancy T. Bamford was born January 20, 1934 in New York to the late Margaret Patterson and Henry Kenny. She departed this life on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia due to an illness she have been suffering for a while. Nancy lived in King George County. She was a beloved and devoted wife and friend. She married Robert (Bob) Bamford and was married...
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Walter H. Smith, Jr.

August 12, 1951 - April 5, 2013

Walter H. Smith, Jr. "Tony Red" departed this life on April 5, 2013. He was born in Spotsylvania, Virginia to the late Walter H. Smith, Sr. and Bertha Stubbs Smith. He loved driving his tractor trailer and racing cars, not to mention cooking. Also, he enjoyed driving a cab part-time. Tony Red was a born again believer, excepting Jesus Christ as his personal savior. He enjoyed attending...
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Lenora M. Blagmon

November 18, 1934 - April 5, 2013

Lenora M. Blagmon was born on November 18, 1934 in Bowling Green, Virginia to her parents the late Freddie and Ocie Martin, and departed this life on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Home, Lexington Park, Maryland. Lenora was raised with her eight siblings in Bowling Green, Virginia and received her formal education through the Caroline County Schools system. Lenora accepted...
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Evelena D. Coleman

May 29, 1957 - March 29, 2013

Evelena Doreather Coleman was born on May 29, 1957 in Westmoreland County to Delorise Pierce and the late Morris "Buck" Hodge. At an early age she gave her life to Christ and joined the First Baptist Church of Colonial Beach, VA. She attended Westmoreland County Public Schools. She worked hard as a Custodian for 14 years at Mary Washington Rehabilitation Center of Colonial Beach. Evelena was...
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Linda J. Pierce

July 13, 1954 - March 24, 2013

Linda Jean Pierce was born on July 13, 1954 in Westmoreland County to Delorise Pierce and the late Morris "Buck" Hodge. At an early age she gave her life to Christ and joined the First Baptist Church of Colonial Beach, VA. She attended Westmoreland County Public Schools and was a lifelong devoted member of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, Moose Lodge, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Linda...
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Charles Curtis Gaines, Jr.

June 28, 1946 - March 20, 2013

Charles Curtis Gaines, Jr. also known as "Little Brother" answered the Master's call quietly and peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at The Orchard in Warsaw, Virginia. He was born June 28, 1946 to the late Charles and Clara Gaines, Sr. Charles attended school in Essex County Virginia. He was a construction worker and was last employed with Hopke Construction Company. Charles joined...
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Michael Jerome Rich

November 27, 1953 - March 16, 2013

Michael Jerome Rich of King George County, Virginia departed this life and entered into enteral rest on March 16, 2013 after a brief illness. Preceding him in death his beloved mother, Nancy Rich of Washington, D.C. Mike leaves behind to mourn: his father and stepmother Pat and Linda Rich of Westmoreland, County; one daughter, Latoya Johnson; one son, Billy "Pete" Shanklin; two grandchildren,...
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Francis Tolson Martin

January 19, 1918 - March 15, 2013

Francis Tolson Martin was born January 19, 1918 in Wshington, D.C. the son of the late Robert T. and Ida Tolson Martin departed this life peacefully on March 15, 2013 at 11:00pm at Greenfield Assisted Living, Stafford, Virginia. Mr. Martin was a World War II Navy Veteran and a Bronze Star receipient a founding member of Peace Lutheran Church, King George and a former member of King George...
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Isabell H. Jones

July 28, 1930 - March 1, 2013

Isabell Hurley Jones, affectionately known as "Bell", was born July 28, 1930 in Leedstown, Westmoreland County Virginia, to the late Clifton Hurley and Eunice Henry. She departed this life on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the home of her daughter after a short illness. Isabell was educated in the Westmoreland County Public Schools. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Grants Hill...
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Ruth Althea Monroe

March 21, 1937 - March 1, 2013

Ruth Althea Monroe affectionately known as "Apple" of King George, Virginia departed this life on Friday, March 1, 2013. Born March 21, 1937 in King George County, to the late James Morty and Vertalia Brown. She is preceded in death by her sister Ann Hudson. Althea is a graduate of Ralph Bunche High School and a retiree of Multivac Incorporated and the King George School System where she was...
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Virginia G. Brooks

October 31, 1933 - February 21, 2013

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, and took with him another beautiful angel that who so ever believeth in him will not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 Virginia G. Lumpkin Brooks was born on October 31, 1933 in King George, County Virginia. She entered into eternal rest on February 21, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Virginia...
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Mary M. Harris

December 28, 1924 - February 18, 2013

Mary Madeline Harris was born December 28, 1924 in Terrytown, Georgia to the late Eddie and Ella Love. She was one of five children, two sons and three daughters. She departed this life on Monday, February 18, 2013 at St. Thomas More Medical Complex, Hyattsville, Maryland. She attended Public School in the state of Georgia. Mary moved to Washington, DC in 1946. She worked at Soldier Home...
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Ellen Byrd Minor

February 8, 1940 - February 17, 2013

Ellen B. Minor, age 73 (affectionately known as "Sugar" to her family). She entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Mack and Jane Lewis Minor. At an early age she accepted Christ and joined Third Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Woodford, Virginia but later rededicated her life to Christ by joining the True...
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Melvina B. Harvey

September 29, 1927 - February 14, 2013

Deaconess Melvina B. Harvey, daughter of the late Deacon Melvin Brown and Deaconess Lucie J. Brown, slipped away into eternal rest at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, King George, Virginia. She joined Union Bethel Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of Reverend Brooks and served on the Usher Board, the Pastor Aid Committee, Flower Club and several church choirs. Later, she was...
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Mertine Whiting

June 28, 1938 - February 9, 2013

Mertine was born in Caroline County, Virginia. She is now resting in the arms of the Lord. She leaves to cherish loving memories, one son, Shelton Whiting, Baltimore, Maryland; two grandchildren, Shelton Whiting, Jr., Charlena Peyton and four great-grandchildren; mother, Irene Whiting Jefferson, King George, Virginia; three sisters, Phyllis Jackson (Willie), Julia Scranage (Perry), Marva Smith ...
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Mary Ellen Commodore

July 23, 1928 - February 2, 2013

Mary Ellen Carter Commodore was born on July 23, 1928 in Lent, Virginia (Currently A.P. Hill) the third child of Esther Browning Rich Carter and William Vanderbuilt Carter, Sr. departed this life Saturday, February 2, 2013 in Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. Mary attended Mount Olive Grade School in Lent, Virginia and Union High School of Bowling Green, Virginia where she was a great...
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Junius Oliver Byrd

October 29, 1950 - January 29, 2013

Junius Oliver Byrd, known to most as "Buster", departed this life on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at his home with his family. Junius was a beloved man known for his infectious laughter, his genuine smile, and his love for family. He was born on October 29, 1950 in Caroline county to the late John and Alice Byrd. He attended King and Queen County Public School. He joined First Mount Olive...
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Clifford Dewitt Commodore

August 4, 1923 - January 23, 2013

Clifford Dewitt Commodore was born to the late Daisy and Thomas Commodore on August 4, 1923. He was one of three children. He departed this life on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:30p.m in Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. Clifford attended the Washington, D.C. Public Schools and graduated from Cardozo High School. He joined the United States Army and retired from the United States...
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Bernard Williams

April 9, 1936 - January 19, 2013

We gather today to celebration the homegoing of Bernard Williams, born April 9, 1936 in Washington, District of Columbia. He was educated in the District of Columbia and spent most of his life there until 1980. He moved to Woodford, Virginia where he resided until his departure on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Bernard was employed by the United States Senate for over 35yrs; where he was a...
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Kirk Andre Nelson

October 2, 1979 - January 9, 2013

Kirk Andre' Nelson was born October 2, 1979 in Ladysmith, Virginia to the late Cynthia Wright and Kirk Nelson. On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 he received his reward and entered into rest to be with his Heavenly Father. He was educated in Caroline County Public Schools and was a graduate of Caroline High School. While in middle school, in the 7th grade, he met the love of his life Crystal. They...
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Walter Norman Green, Jr.

May 26, 1922 - January 7, 2013

Walter Norman Green, Jr. was born May 26, 1922 to the late Walter Norman and Kate Washington Green in Caroline County, Virginia. He was called home to eternal rest on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. Walter attended school in Caroline County, Virginia and enjoyed farming, tending to his vegetable garden, and traveling. He was the oldest of...
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Edward Byrd

March 4, 1939 - December 30, 2012

"I am free, Praise the Lord, I'm Free" No longer bound, no more chain holding me, My soul is resting; it's such a blessing Praise the Lord – Hallelujah – I'm free. Edward Byrd, son of the late Frank and Otha Byrd was born March 04, 1939 in Essex County, VA. On December 30, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA, Edward finished his earthly duties and peacefully passed...
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William Thomas Lee

April 13, 1936 - December 28, 2012

William Thomas Lee (Tom) the son of the late Harry Latane and Elsie Lee was born April 13, 1936 in Caroline County, Virginia. On Friday, December 28, 2012 God called him home to eternal rest at 3:50pm at Carrington Place in Tappahannock, VA. At an early age he joined the Ebenezer Baptist and attended while he was home. Tom attended and graduated from Essex High School in Tappahannock, VA in...
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Ella Ardelelia Frye

April 14, 2012 - December 26, 2012

Full obit to be posted by noon 12-28
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Mary L. Ware

March 13, 1920 - December 15, 2012

Almighty God gently closed the eyes of our beloved sister Mary L. Ware on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at her home. Mary was born March 13, 1920 to the late Thomas and Deaconess Ethel Frye in Madison County, Virginia. She was the second of thirteen siblings. She received her formal education in Madison County Public School. Mary accepted Christ early in life as her Lord and Savior, and became...
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Wayne M. Payton

January 25, 1961 - November 16, 2012

Wayne M. Payton went home to be with the Lord on November 16, 2012 at the Medical College of Virginia. He quietly laid his head in God's bosom and went to sleep. Wayne was preceded in death by his father Stanley M. Payton, Sr. and his brother Russell E. Payton. He was born on January 25, 1961. He accepted Christ at an early age at the Grace Brethren Pentecostal Church where he was baptized. ...
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Everette Byrd, Jr.

May 22, 1964 - October 27, 2012

Everette Byrd, Jr. fondly known as "Lump", son of Everette, Sr. and Rose Ella Byrd was born May 22, 1964 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. On Saturday, October 27, 2012 Everette, Jr. finished his earthly duties and suddenly passed into eternal rest. "Lump" as he was affectionately known by his family and friends grew up and was educated in the Westmoreland County Public School System. He was...
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James Michael Bumbry

April 24, 1950 - October 16, 2012

James Michael "Big Mike" Bumbry, Sr. was born April 24, 1950 in Washington, D.C. to the late Lillian Owens and Rayfield Bumbry. Big Mike was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital. Mike was the assistant manager and a member of the Harmonies of Faith Quartet. He was past Worshipful Master of King George Masonic Lodge #314, past Commander and...
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Guss Philip Jones

April 25, 1918 - October 14, 2012

Deacon Guss P. Jones, the youngest son of the late Philip and Susie Blagmon Jones, was born in Bagby, Virginia in 1918. Robinson and Matilda Jones, his Grandparents, were also active members of Jerusalem Baptist Church. He departed this life on October 14, 2012. Deacon Jones grew up in Caroline County where he received his early education in the public school system. He was baptized at...
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Edna M. Lucas

May 1, 1932 - October 13, 2012

Obituary will be updated October 17, 2012.
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Joseph James McGlade, Jr.

September 21, 1943 - October 9, 2012

Joseph James McGlade, Jr. 69, of King George County passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at his residence. Joseph McGlade was born September 21, 1943 in Pennsylvania to the late Elizabeth Sperbeck and Joseph McGlade. He served in the Navy from 1962 to 1986. He was a member of the King George Amateur Radio Operators, American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 10574. He is survived by his wife, Carol...
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Elizabeth Denise Thompson

June 22, 1966 - October 3, 2012

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Elizabeth Denise "Neicey" Thompson was called home to Glory at her resident. Neicey was born on June 22, 1966 in Washington, DC to Elizabeth (Betty) Barbour Garland nd David Maurice Neal, Sr. Neicey was educated in Charles County School System. Neicey was a hard worker, working many positions all her life. Neicey enjoyed talking, dancing, laughing, the Redskins,...
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John Linwood Wright

November 24, 1936 - September 26, 2012

John Linwood Wright affectionately known as "Junebug" was born in Caroline, County on November 25, 1936 to the late Ruth Wright. He was called to external rest on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Envoy Westover Hills Healthcare, Richmond, Virginia. Junebug was raised and grew up in Caroline, County and was educated in the Caroline, County Public School System. He retired in 2003 as a...
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Mary Ellen White

April 29, 1939 - September 22, 2012

Sister Mary Ellen White was born April 29, 1939 to the late Alberta Harrison and Thomas Steward in Petersburg, Virginia. Mary was called home to be with the Lord on September 22, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital. She received her education at Edgehill, Virginia. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Stephens Baptist Church, King George, Virginia. She exercised her love for God...
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James Edward Johnson

August 25, 1930 - September 15, 2012

James Edward Johnson of Hustle, Virginia departed this life on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Bowling Green Health Care Center. He was born August 25, 1930 to the late Joseph and Everline Johnson. He attended public school in Essex County, Virginia. He was baptized and became a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Hustle, Virginia at an early age. "Edward" as he was known, leaves to mourn,...
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Vernard Winslow

August 8, 1963 - September 13, 2012

Vernard Winslow affectionately known as "Duke" or Vernakins" was born on August 8, 1963 to Essie King and the late Robert Lee Winslow. Thursday evening, September 13, 2012 God called our fun loving loved one home. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the Name of the Lord (Job 1:21) Vernard accepted Christ at an early age. He attended Pilgrim Cathedral; He was a gifted...
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Franetta A. Davis

July 10, 1946 - September 9, 2012

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Blessed indeed," says the Spirit," that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!" Revelation 14:13 Franetta Ann Shepherd Davis was born July 10, 1946, in Caroline County, Virginia to Deacon George and Deaconess Agnes Shepherd. She departed this life on Sunday,...
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Linwood Newman

December 1, 1940 - September 9, 2012

Linwood was baptized at an early age. He worked as a Custodian. He enjoyed going to church, watching tv, playing cards, listening to the radio, especially blues music. Linwood leaves to cherish his two daughters, Lisa Davis of Oxon Hill, MD and Bernice D. Brown of Colonial Beach, VA; one sister, Jean Newman; one brother, Lepies Newman, Jr. both of Colonial Beach, VA; five grandchildren.
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Barbara A. Johnson

January 15, 1940 - September 4, 2012

Barbara Ann Young Johnson, Church Leader, Community Advocate succumbs at her Hustle, VA residence on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 after a long illness. Mrs. Johnson, daughter of the late Helen and William Oliver Young, was married to Franklin L. Johnson for 72 years. Barbara was a wonderful daughter, devoted wife and mother, a loving sister and aunt. To other relatives, neighbors, and friends and...
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Evelyn M. Holmes

October 25, 1937 - September 2, 2012

Obituary will be updated Wednesday, September 5, 2012.
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Mary E. Broaddus

July 30, 1919 - August 28, 2012

Very quietly and peacefully our Almighty God in His infinite Wisdom, gently closed the eyes of a beloved stepmother, sister and cousin, and entered into His eternal care. Mary Ethel Holmes Broaddus was born July 30, 1919 the daughter of the late Mary Holmes Wake; she passed away, August 28, 2012. Ethel was an active member of the First Mount Olive Baptist Church until she became disabled. She...
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Martha H. Cheeks

October 8, 1926 - August 18, 2012

Mrs. Martha H. Cheeks went peacefully home to be with the Lord on August 18, 2012 at 10:26 p.m. at the Washington Hospital Center. She was born on October 8, 1926 to the late Campbell Lee and Eva Holmes Hill in Newtown, Virginia. She attended the King and Queen Training School. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She joined the First Mt. Olive Baptist Church...
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Melvin Lee

November 29, 1921 - August 16, 2012

A Time To Be Born Melvin was born no November 29, 1921, in Shumansville, Virginia. He was the Son of the late Maude and Matthew Lee. A Time To Learn and A Time To Serve He received his education in Caroline County. He joined Mt. Tabor Church at an early age and remained an active member after relocating to Fredericksburg, and Alexandria, Virginia. Melvin served in U.S. Army during World War...
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Tanya R. Davis Allen

August 1, 1977 - August 11, 2012

Tanya Rochelle Allen departed life after a courageous battle with cancer on August 11, 2012 at her home in Dahlgren, VA surrounded by family and friends. She was born August 1, 1977 in Fredericksburg, VA. Preceding Tanya in death are her maternal grandfather George Davis, maternal grandmother Corine Buckner, paternal grandfather Lloyd Harvey, Sr and grandmother-in-law Frances Johnson. Tanya...
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Garnette E. Purce

March 17, 1931 - August 9, 2012

I fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Sister Garnette Estelle Ferguson Purce was born in Caroline County, Virginia on March 17, 1931, daughter of the...
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James A. Brown

April 19, 1925 - August 4, 2012

James Alexander "Alex" Brown was called to rest on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Bowling Green Healthcare Center. The son of the late John (Buck) and Cora Bell Brown, he was born April 19, 1925. Alex received his education in Stafford County Public Schools and joined St. Stephens Baptist Church of King George, Virginia at an early age. He lived and worked in Washington, D.C. for many years...
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Sandra R Talley Hayes

April 8, 1962 - July 16, 2012

Sandra R. Talley "Sandi" Hayes, 50, of Colonial Beach passed away Monday, July 16, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, James Reid Sr., stepfather Charles T. Coleman; and sister Louise R. Nelson. She is survived by her husband, Douglas Hayes of Colonial Beach; mother Christine Coleman of Fredericksburg; four sons, Michael D. Reid, Willard L. Talley Jr.,...
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Sandra W. Freeman

May 12, 1970 - July 10, 2012

As we celebrate the life of Sandy Ward Freeman, we do so with very fond memories. The value of life cannot be measured by longevity alone, but in ones love and the impact upon the lives of others. Sandra Ward Freeman, also affectionately known as "Sandy" was born on May 12, 1970, to Betty A. Ward and Charles Byrd. She entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Sandy accepted...
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Bernard C. Freeman

September 9, 1946 - July 9, 2012

Life Reflections Bernard Chester Freeman was born on September 8, 1946 in Balty, Virginia. He was one out of eight children born to Mr. Lloyd & Virginia Freeman. Bernard quietly answered God's call and departed his life in a peaceful manner in his sleep. Bernard accepted Christ at an earlier age and was baptized. As a active member at St. John Baptist Church, he served as a trustee, on the...
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Mary H. Baylor

June 13, 1918 - July 2, 2012

Our Heavenly Father, in all of his infinite wisdom, called his child, Mary Hamilton Baylor, to have eternal rest with Him on Monday, July 2, 2012, in sweet peace from her residence in Woodford, Virginia. Mary was born June 13, 1918, in Milford, Virginia, the second oldest of eight children born to Edgar and Jessie Waddington Murray. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Ruth, Georgia,...
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Willard T. Harvey

October 21, 1976 - June 24, 2012

A time to Reflect… Willard T Harvey, son of the late Willie and Mary Harvey was born on October 21, 1976 in Fredericksburg VA. He departed this Life Sunday, June 24, 2012 in the comfort of his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Willard affectionately known as "Will" joined Salem Baptist Church at an early age. Willard rededicated his life to the Lord in 2011 and began to...
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Alma Floretta Reese

January 28, 1959 - June 9, 2012

Alma "Floretta" Reese, daughter of the late Paul and Audrey Ashlock, departed this life June 9, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born on January 28, 1959; in Richmond, Virginia at an early age she accepted Christ and joined New Liberty Baptist Church in Beasley, Virginia, where she served as a member of the Voice of Praise. She was a graduate of Essex High School in Tappahannock,...
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