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Temple Washington, Jr.

May 13, 1939 - June 2, 2017

Mr. Temple Washington, Jr., son of the late Temple Washington, Sr. and Gracie Lee Washington was born in Caroline County, VA on May 13, 1939 and quietly slipped away on June 2, 2017 in Fredericksburg, VA. He was baptized at Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. S. H. Carter and attended Bethlehem Baptist Church, Spotsylvania, VA for many years. He also attended and graduated...
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Audrey Jones

August 8, 1971 - May 26, 2017

Obituary will be posted by June 5, 2017.
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Wilton Smith, Jr.

August 10, 1959 - May 24, 2017

Wilton Smith Jr. aka "Pee Wee" and"Cheeseburger", was born August 10, 1959 to Wilton Smith Sr. and Alice Smith in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Wilton received his education in King George County Public School System. Wilton accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age. He joined Union Bethel Baptist Church where he was baptized as well. Wilton was employed for many years by...
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Ciela Zhane Parker

January 14, 1999 - May 23, 2017

Ciela Zhane Parker, affectionately known as "CC" entered into eternal rest on May 23, 2017 at The Medical College of Virginia Hospital. She was born on January 14, 1999 in La Plata, Maryland to Tekeema Bowens-Pointer and John Parker III. She received her education at King George High School where she graduated on May 20, 2017. At an early age, "CC" accepted Christ and joined the Union Bethel...
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Erica Mae Johnson

January 29, 1964 - May 5, 2017

A Time To Be Born: Erica Mae Johnson was born on January 29, 1964 in King George County, VA. She was the fourth child of the late Floyd and Polly Johnson. A Time to Learn: Erica received her formal education in the King George County Public school system. A Time to Live: Erica accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age, and was baptized at Antioch Baptist Church in King George...
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Paulette D. Clarke

January 13, 1951 - May 1, 2017

****Service at Essex High School Auditorium at 11:00am Saturday May 6, 2017.****Click date and time for directions. Very quietly and peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2017, Almighty God, in his infinite wisdom, mercy and grace, gently closed the eyes of his beloved Paulette DeSylvia Burrell Clarke, and she entered into eternal rest. Paulette was the eldest daughter of Abraham L. Burrell, Sr. and...
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Norman Edward Greene

February 14, 1941 - April 30, 2017

Obituary will be posted by Friday, May 5, 2017.
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Franklin Fitzhue Carter, Jr.

May 28, 1931 - April 30, 2017

Franklin Fitzhue Carter, Jr. was the eldest of five children born to Mary Bettie (Johnson) Carter and Franklyn Carter on May 28, 1931 in Caroline County, VA. He was raised in Passing, VA and graduated from Union High School in Bowling Green in June 1948. Following his graduation he moved to Brooklyn, NY to live with his Aunt Ruth (Johnson) and Uncle Dan Greene. He enlisted in the U.S.Army was...
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Theodore Roosevelt Johnson, Jr.

September 13, 1932 - April 24, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt Johnson, Jr., affectionately known as "Bo-Bo", heard a call from God and he quietly went to his eternal resting place on Monday, April 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home in King George, Va. A native and lifelong resident of King George County, Va, born on September 13, 1932, in Owens, Va to the late Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. and Florence (Pratt) Johnson. He...
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Dorothy mae Washington

June 9, 1942 - April 7, 2017

Dorothy Mae Washington (Dot) was born on June 9, 1942 to the late Spencer and Ruth Whiting. She was called home peacefully on April 7, 2017 at Mary Washington Healthcare. Dorothy attended Ralph Bunche High school in King George, Virginia. She accepted her Lord and Savior and joined Salem Baptist Church where Leonard G. Bland is the pastor. Dorothy served on the kitchen committee, sung in...
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Sherieka Richards Ransom

November 10, 1979 - April 4, 2017

Sherieka Danielle Richards Ransom, affectionately called Reka, was born to Cozetta Gadson and Ellis Byrd at Prince George's Hospital Center, Cheverly, Maryland, on November 10, 1979. Sherieka departed this life peacefully, surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 5, 2017. Reka received her education in Westmoreland and King George County Public School Systems. Deciding to further her education,...
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Lewis Johnson

September 12, 1977 - March 27, 2017

On Monday, March 27, 2017, God extended his almighty hand of love and gently took Lewis Bernard Johnson to a home of joy, peace and happiness. Lewis was born on September 12, 1977 to Maxine and Lewis Johnson in Fredericksburg at Mary Washington Hospital. Lewis attended King George High School and graduated in 1995. He later worked for Green Scene Landscaping Company. He was a very loving...
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Major W. Holmes

June 3, 1931 - March 25, 2017

Major Wilton Holmes was born on June 3, 1931 in Port Conway, Virginia to the late John and Elizabeth Holmes. Major departed this life peacefully on Saturday, March 25, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Major attended public school in King George Virginia. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age and joined Salem Baptist Church. Major served on the Deacon Board at Salem for over...
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William Moore, Jr.

November 2, 1935 - March 22, 2017

William Moore, Jr. was born on November 2, 1935 in Utica, Mississippi to the late Mr. & Mrs. William Moore, Sr. He departed this life on March 22, 2017 at Carriage Hill Nursing Home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. William joined the United States Navy from 1955 to 1959. He later seeked employment doing whatever he could with his hands. For his was known for being a jack of all trades. He...
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Lloyd Gray

July 15, 1950 - March 21, 2017

"And then one day I'll cross the river; I'll fight life's final war with pain; and then as death gives way to victory, I'll see the light of glory and I'll know He lives." Lloyd Dandridge Gray was born to Everett and Edna Gray in Essex County, Virginia, on July 15, 1950. He was known by many names throughout his life: Dude, Big Dumplin', Buddy-Roe, Dave, Gray, and Overcoat. Lloyd was a devoted...
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Robert James Berry

January 12, 1928 - March 13, 2017

Robert J. Berry, was one of five children born to the late James H. and Aldina B. Berry, in Essex County, Virginia on January 12th, 1928. He peacefully ended his journey on March 13th, 2017 in Woodbridge, VA. Robert (Bobby) left home to join the military on October 18th, 1950. During his time of service, he was stationed all over the continental United States and overseas, including Alaska,...
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Larry D. Drumgole

September 3, 1972 - March 4, 2017

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the gates of heaven opened and a devoted husband, best friend, and soul mate entered his heavenly home. Larry Donnell Drumgole was born in Brooklyn New York on September 3, 1972 to Nora Sabrina Clinton and the late Lawrence Donnell Drumgole. Larry attended Flushing High School in Queens New York. He continued to live there until 2002 when he later moved to Virginia...
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Elizabeth Ruby Whiting

May 26, 1937 - March 3, 2017

Obituary will be posted by Thursday, March 9, 2017.
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Willana Talley Wiggins

April 17, 1919 - February 25, 2017

Williana Talley Wiggins was born in Henrico County, Virginia on April 17, 1919 to Mrs. Mary Hampton Smith-Henley of Caroline County, Virginia and Mr. Ralph Talley of Greenville, South Carolina. Williana attended Richmond Public Schools. She attended cosmetology school given at The First Baptist Church in Richmond, VA and received her Cosmetology license there for The Art of Modern Hair. ...
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Forrester T. Wilson

November 21, 1944 - February 24, 2017

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain." (Revelations 21:4) Forrester T. Wilson was born on November 21, 1944 to Ruth Inez Wilson and Raymond L. Wilson. He departed his life to be with the Lord on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center, Culpeper, VA....
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Ruth A. Liggins

October 29, 1924 - February 10, 2017

Ruth Alma Liggins at 92 was granted her angel wings on February 10, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was affectionately know as "RuhCat" to many family members and friends. She was born to the late Florence Bailey on October 29, 1924 and was raised by her late grandparents, Charles and Rosie Robb. In 1946 she married to late Curtis Liggins. They shared one son. ...
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Isaac McKelvin, Jr.

August 24, 1937 - February 5, 2017

Isaac McKelvin affectionately known as "Mac" or "Ike", the son of the late Issac and Ida Mae McKelvin, departed this life on Sunday, February 5, 2017, 2:00 pm at Mary Washington Health Care. Mac was born August 24, 1937. He was one of five children, John H. McKelvin, Lucy Turner, Mattie Brown and William McKelvin who preceded him in death. Mac attended D.C. public schools. He joined the U.S...
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Evelyn Linda Johnson

January 22, 1948 - January 30, 2017

Evelyn "Linda" Johnson was born January 22, 1948 in Trenton, New Jersey, the 4th of 6 children born to the late Evelyn and Lun Peterson. "Linda", as she was affectionately known by family and friends, graduated from Hightstown High School in Mercer County New Jersey. She was married to Micheal Johnson and to this union eight children were born: Kimberly, Terrill, Kenyatta, Linje', Tiffany,...
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Irving Fitzhugh Johnson, "Jake"

May 28, 1941 - January 28, 2017

Obituary will be posted by Thursday, February 2, 2017.
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Jesse Tillman, Jr.

November 9, 1930 - January 5, 2017

Jesse Tillman Jr. departed this life to eternal rest on Thursday, January 5, 2017, born in Queens New York City, the only child of the late Jesse and Gwen Tillman Sr. Jesse then moved to Washington DC and attended DC public schools, it was also where he met his first wife Bernice E Gaskins, they married December 18, 1948, from that union two children were born, Barbara Anita and Ronald...
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Priscilla M. Scott

September 6, 1957 - December 30, 2016

Priscilla Marie Scott was born on September 6, 1957 to the late Clarence and Gladys Scott. She entered Heaven's gates December 30, 2016 after her courageous battle with cancer. She was a longtime resident of Laurel, Maryland, but recently moved to Spotsylvania, Virginia where her son Andre cared for her until her peaceful passing. She graduated from King George High School in 1976. After...
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Arthur Louis Myers

March 26, 1931 - December 27, 2016

On December 27, 2016 a husband, father and grandfather, Arthur Louis Myers stepped across the threshold that we call death, but it was only to step into another room. A room of our Father's house. Born in Caroline County, on March 26, 1931 to the late Elsie Myers Lee and Harry Latney Lee. Arthur attended and graduated from Essex County Training School. Upon graduation he was drafted into the...
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Carl Edward Chatman

May 14, 1929 - December 27, 2016

A Time to Be Born Carl Edward Chatman was born May 14, 1929 to the late Loumell and Rosa Chatman of Caroline County. He was the ninth of eleven children. A Time to Learn and Serve Carl received his education in Caroline County Public Schools. Carl served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge. A Time to Love In 1953 Carl married the love of his life Gloria E....
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Iantha J. Smith

April 24, 1924 - December 25, 2016

Obituary will be posted by Friday, December 30, 2016.
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Annette Mattie Brown

January 20, 1940 - December 20, 2016

Annette was born January 20, 1940 to the late Randolph and Daisy Johnson in Westmoreland County, Va. She was the youngest of nine Siblings. Annette accepted Christ at an early age and joined New Monrovia Baptist Church. In her Adult life she started attending Good Hope Baptist Church beside her husband, Robert C. Brown Annette Mattie Johnson-Brown was a Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother,...
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Rachel E. Harvey

June 13, 1930 - December 10, 2016

Rachel Ellen Harvey was born Rachel Ellen Meade in Biscoe, Virginia on June 13th, 1930. Born to loving parents, James Belvin Meade and Ellen Meade, she was the third of six children. At an early age she showed an affinity for mathematics and numbers, graduating from King and Queen Training School at age 16. She found her first church family at Bethlehem Baptist Church and in her later years...
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Kyle R. Byrd

January 28, 1960 - December 9, 2016

Kyle Rafael Byrd was born January 28, 1960. He accepted Christ at a later age in life and was baptized on January 21, 2012. For Kyle this was a life changing event. He lived according to Romans 12:2 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Kyle was a dedicated husband and father. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving...
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Agnes L. Shepherd

June 8, 1925 - November 30, 2016

On June 8, 1925 Agnes L. Norman was born to the Late John Wesley and Frances Childs Norman. Agnes was the tenth child. Eight Siblings preceded her in death. Deaconess Agnes accepted Jesus Christ at an early age. She was an active and faithful member of Zion Grove Baptist Church. She served on the Deaconess Board, Missionary Board and the Pastor's Aide committed. She was also President of...
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Virginia L. Brown

July 11, 1924 - November 28, 2016

Late on the evening of Monday, November 28, 2016 almighty God with his loving grace and mercy waved his hands and dispatched his divine angels to escort Virginia Lucille McDaniel Brown, while removing her sword and shield of life's battlefield. She took flight from the pain and worries of this earthly life. "Mom Brown" as she was affectionately known to all who knew her was born in Darlington,...
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Melvin Maloy

August 18, 1928 - November 28, 2016

Melvin Henry Maloy, affectionately known as Mel and Reno, was born August 18, 1928 to the late Tim and Elizabeth Maloy. Mel transitioned peacefully from this earthly life to Eternal Life on November 28, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Rose. Mel received his education in the public schools in San Antonio, Texas. He accepted Christ at an early age. Mel was a passionate outdoors...
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Jean N. Jones

February 5, 1946 - October 18, 2016

Jean Naomi Jones, 70, of Stafford, VA was surrounded by her loving family as she passed away peacefully October 18, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She was born in King George, VA on February 5, 1946. Jean accepted and served Christ early in her life and remained a devoted Christian. She was an active member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church for over 27 years with...
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Lamont Jones

March 31, 1986 - October 17, 2016

Lamont Lee Jones was born on March 31, 2016 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to his mother, Inetha Y. Greenlee and his biological father, Paul Jones. Lamont was raised by his Stepfather Kirk Greenlee and his mother Inetha. God chose to call Lamont home on October 17, 2016. Lamont grew up in Northern Virginia. He graduated from Fairfax High School where he lettered in varsity football....
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Willie Johnson, Jr.

August 1, 1922 - October 14, 2016

Almighty God in His infinite wisdom, very quietly, peacefully, and gently reached down, then touched Willie and entered him into eternal rest on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 5:50 am at the Heritage Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in King George, Virginia. Willie Johnson, Jr. was born August 1, 1922 to the late Willie Johnson, Sr. and Mary "Streets" Johnson in Westmoreland County,...
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Richard T. Watson, Jr.

August 9, 1945 - October 14, 2016

Richard Watson, Jr. was born on August 9, 1945, in Caroline County, VA to Daisy Watson, daughter of the late Annie Washington. He was called "Donk," by family and friends because he liked to shoot the basketball. Richard Graduated from Union High School and went into Army for two years. He came out of the army and moved to New York City, NY and got a job at Stanley Motors Co. in Long Island, N...
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George Shepherd

August 11, 1919 - October 5, 2016

On August 11, 1919, Deacon George Walker Shepherd was born to the late Robert Allen and Molly Shepherd. George was the ninth of eleven children which all have preceded him in death. He departed this life on October 5, 2016 at his residence surrounded by family and friends. Deacon George accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and joined third Mt. Zion Baptist church. He served on the deacon...
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Clariest M. Crutchfield

June 25, 1930 - September 21, 2016

Obituary will be posted by Monday, September 26, 2016.
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Mary E. Brown

January 9, 1932 - September 19, 2016

Mary was born January 9, 1932 and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 19, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Melvin and Emily Fortune Johnson of Caroline County, VA. Mary received her formal education from the public schools of Caroline County. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Ebenezer Baptist church in Supply, VA. Mary married the late James Brown of...
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Cheryl D. Hodge

August 27, 1944 - September 15, 2016

Cheryl R. Hodge went home to eternal rest on September 15, 2016 at Southern Maryland Medstar Hospital in Clinton, MD. Cheryl was born on August 27, 1944 in Washington, DC, one of four children (Macon, Michael, and Deidra) born to the late Macon L. Roach, Sr. and Adele Roach Terry. After only five years of being an only child, she took on the mantle of leadership, becoming both big sister and co...
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William J. Green

February 23, 1923 - September 15, 2016

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Revelations 14:13 Deacon William "Willie" Junius Greene stepped into the dawn of a brand new day as he answered the call of the Lord Jesus Christ at Westmoreland Rehabilitation and...
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Linda R. White

September 3, 1952 - September 11, 2016

Obituary will be posted by Friday, September 16, 2016.
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Glen S. Davis

September 18, 1948 - September 10, 2016

Today we celebrate the life of Glen Stanley Davis who was born September 18, 1948 to the late Sarah Christine Washington. On Saturday, September 10, 2016 the Lord chose to call his faithful servant home to rest. Glen was preceded in death by his mother Sarah C. Washington, his brother Gordon L. Washington and his grandfather Richard Davis. Glen accepted Christ as his personal savior at an...
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Shirley E. Robinson

September 25, 1940 - September 10, 2016

Shirley J. Elizabeth Robinson, was born on September 25, 1940 in Caroline County, Virginia to the late Rufus Johnson, Sr. and Emma Twisdale Johnson Edwards. God called her home peacefully from Retreat Doctors' Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, on September 10, 2016 at the age of 75. She is survived by her husband, James Harold Robinson of Capital Heights, Maryland, as well as 11 siblings. ...
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Ruth B. Bland

March 4, 1924 - September 9, 2016

"I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving." (Psalm 69:30) Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Bumbry Bland was born to the late Lomax and Elizabeth Bumbry on March 4, 1924 in Hooes, Virginia. She transitioned from her earthly home to eternity with the Lord with her son at her bedside on Friday, September 9, 2016 at her residence. In August 1932, she accepted Christ, was...
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Frances Gresham Baker

April 24, 1956 - September 3, 2016

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Morrell C. Gaines

July 18, 1920 - August 31, 2016

Obituary will be posted by Saturday, September 3, 2016.
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Melvin T. Johnson

March 27, 1985 - August 24, 2016

Melvin Tyrone Johnson, son of Christopher Blagmon and Justeen Mason, and stepfather, Cain Mason was born on March 27, 1985 in Richmond, Virginia. Melvin "RECEIVED A CALL FROM GOD", on August 24, 2016 to come home to get fitted for his new wings. Melvin is now "free." Melvin graduated from Virginia Randolph Community High School in June 2003. He completed his Commercial Driver's License (CDL)...
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Carolyn R. Harvey

April 29, 1935 - August 24, 2016

Carolyn Revella Harvey, "Curly" was born April 29, 1935 to the late Walter and Laura Brooks and entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Mary Washington Hospital after a long illness. Carolyn received an early education at Ralph Bunch School in King George, VA At an early age Carolyn joined Antioch Baptist Church where she was baptized, and later in life joined Salem Baptist...
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Leroy Haskins

June 8, 1932 - August 13, 2016

Leroy "Lazy Bones" Haskins born June 8, 1932 in Westmoreland Country, Virginia, the son of the late Riley and Gertrude Haskins, was called home from his labor on the morning of August 13, 2016. Left behind to cherish the memories are his three sons, Bobby Lucas (Roxanne, deceased), Thomas Haskins (Chris) and Kenneth Haskins (Ethel); four daughters, Christine Lee, Evaughn Chandler (Norman,...
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Addell D. Bland

December 28, 1916 - August 8, 2016

Addell Davis Bland was born on December 28, 1916, the third child of Charles Alexander Davis and Blanche Johnson Davis Beverly in King George County, Virginia. She went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 8, 2016. Her primary education was at the Little Ark School located in King George. On November 24, 1934, she married Joseph Bland. From this union, six children were born: Charles,...
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Maggie B. King

October 30, 1937 - August 3, 2016

On a blessed fall day, October 30, 1937 to be exact; Maggie Bell King was born to the late Geraldine Amy Campbell and Tolson Harvey in Jersey, Virginia. On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, our heavenly Father ushered our beloved Maggie to eternal rest while at her home in King George, Virginia. She received her education from Welcome, Edgehill Training and Ralph Bunch schools. Maggie accepted Christ at...
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Nathan L. Holmes

September 30, 1953 - August 2, 2016

Nathan L. Holmes, youngest of nine children was born to the late Herbert and Estella Holmes in Virginia on September 30th, 1953. He peacefully ended his journey on August 2nd, 2016 in comforts of his home surrounded by his immediate family. Nathan is survived by his fiancée Carmen L. Jones, four children (and spouses) Jessica Wilson (James) of Newport News, Virginia; Jennifer Payne of...
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Harry L. Lee

May 24, 1938 - July 10, 2016

Harry Latane Lee, Jr. son of the late Harry Latane Lee, Sr. & Elsie Lee departed this life on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 6:19 p.m. in the comfort of his home. He was born on May 24, 1938 in Essex County, VA. At an early age Harry accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and joined Ebenezer Baptist church. Harry attended Essex High School in Tappahannock, VA. After finishing school her joined the U.S. Army...
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Lillan R. Sizer

September 5, 1928 - July 9, 2016

Lillian Richardson Sizer departed this life and entered eternal rest on Saturday July 9, 2016 at her home under the watchful eyes and prayerful hearts of her devoted caregivers; her daughter Paulette Davis and granddaughter Kimberly Davis. Lillian was born on September 5, 1928 to the late John and Clara Richardson in Milford, Virginia. Lillian was predeceased by her parents and her siblings,...
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Lue Ella Garnett

July 14, 1914 - July 5, 2016

"I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalms 34:1 On Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in the early morning hour, God accompanied by his angels quietly slipped into the room of Lue Ella Garnett and whispered you have fought a good fight, you have kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up for you a crown of righteousness. Lue Ella Garnett was born to...
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Maurice B. Johnson

July 1, 1931 - June 24, 2016

Maurice Johnson entered into eternal rest on June 24, 2016 at her home in Colonial Beach, VA. She was born on July 1, 1931 in Westmoreland County, VA to the late Randolph Johnson and Daisy Rich Johnson. Maurice received her education in Westmoreland County, VA. At an early age, Maurice accepted Christ and joined the New Monrovia Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Rev. George N....
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Vester B. Lumpkin

June 3, 1933 - June 11, 2016

Obituary will be posted by Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
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Lesley Wardell Holmes

September 27, 1927 - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23, 2016, our Heavenly Father sent his angels to Fort Washington Hospital, to bring home his beloved child, Lesley Wardell Holmes. Lesley was born and raised in Hustle, Virginia in Essex County. He was the youngest of 12 children born to the late Robert Morris and Ida Ross Holmes. Lesley attended the Hustle School during his elementary years. For middle school he attended...
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Veronica L. Pierce

August 17, 1963 - May 15, 2016

Obituary will be posted by May 23, 2016.
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Chester Lewis

May 28, 1932 - May 15, 2016

Chester Lewis, better known as "Gump", 83, of Dahlgren, Virginia was born May 28, 1932 to the late Raymond and Ethel Lewis. He went home to be with the LORD on May 15, 2016 in the presence of his loving family. In his early years, Chester was educated in the King George County Public Schools System. He was a United States Army Veteran who served during the Korean War and later received an...
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Emma J. Purce

January 7, 1953 - May 13, 2016

Emma Jeanette Peyton Purce was born on January 7, 1953 to the late Donald Maurice Peyton and Betty Lou Peyton in King George, VA. Emma was educated in King George County at Ralph Bunche High School. She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and joined Good Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Ralph E. Cabbell where she served until her health failed. Emma was...
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Andrew A. Holmes

December 23, 1947 - May 10, 2016

Andrew Anthony Holmes, 68, of Hustle died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. Andrew was born and raised in Hustle, Virginia in Essex County. He was the son of the late Herbert and Estelle Holmes. He joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church at an early age. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Holmes and Gladys Berry and one brother Herbert Holmes. He worked for many years in...
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Herman Williams

September 3, 1939 - May 4, 2016

Herman McNeal Williams affectionately known by family and friends as "Mack Williams" entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Golden Living Nursing Home Center in Fredericksburg, VA. Mack was born September 3, 1939 to the late Corbett Williams and Ella Jane Washington Williams. He was born into a family of four siblings; two brothers, James and Sylvester Williams who preceded...
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Shirley Marie Brown

January 26, 1946 - April 28, 2016

On the evening of April 28, 2016, God dispatched His angels from heaven and touched the brow of our loved one and said " It's time to come home". Shirley M. Royall Brown was born on January 26, 1946 in Wayne County, North Carolina to the late James and Mary Royall. Her son Antoine (Tony) Royall preceded her in death. She was educated in the public school system in the State of North Carolina. ...
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Alice Hilda Brown

June 17, 1920 - April 26, 2016

Alice H. Brown, 95, of Fredericksburg, Virginia peacefully departed this life and entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Alice was born in Caroline County to the late Milton and Hammie Jones. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Bethlehem Baptist Church, Spotsylvania, VA, where she was an active member until she was unable to...
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Tina M. Roper

January 29, 1959 - April 21, 2016

Tina M. Roper entered Heaven's gate on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the Saint Mary Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. She was born on January 29, 1959 to the late Shirley Johnson. Tina was the oldest of four children and the oldest grandchild to the late Hattie Johnson. Tina was educated in the Trenton, New Jersey and Essex County public school system. She became a member of Ebenezer Baptist...
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Charles S. Parker, Jr.

October 19, 1948 - April 17, 2016

Charles Stanley Parker, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 17, 2016. He was born to Charles S. Parker, Sr. and the late Violet Toliver Parker on October 19, 1948 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was the oldest of two children. Charles joined Antioch Baptist Church in King George, Virginia at an early age and continued serving the Lord at Antioch until he moved from the area. He...
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Georgia V. Roy

October 16, 1958 - April 13, 2016

Obituary will be posted by Monday, April 18, 2016.
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June Diane Harrison

November 28, 1957 - April 8, 2016

Diane was born November 28, 1957 to the late Charlotte Harrison and Ferman Baylor. She attended Eastern High School, Washington, D.C. Last employment was January 2013, with Serco, Inc. / U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a Training Coordinator. She was preceded in death by her sister Debbie Harrison. Diane was a member of Salem Baptist Church where she was an Usher. She enjoyed...
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Eulalia Payton

April 16, 1940 - March 28, 2016

Eulalia Payton (Sister) entered into eternal rest on March 28, 2016. She was born to the late Gunion and Elizabeth Roy on April 16, 1940. She joined the church at a young age. Eulalia attended A. T. Johnson and McKinley Tech. She loved math and was a majorette while attending High School. Eulalia was joined in married to the late Stanley M. Payton and were the proud parents of 6 children....
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Mattie H. Hodge

January 29, 1936 - March 11, 2016

Mattie Henderson Hodge, daughter of the late Raford and Mary Ella Jones Henderson, was born on January 29, 1936 and she quietly departed this life on March 11, 2016. She was educated in Edgefield, South Carolina and at an early age she joined Jeter Baptist Church and later became a member of Little Ark Baptist Church. Mattie wed her beloved Persell Hodge on October 5, 1958 and were blessed...
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Ethel M. Ashton

February 1, 1940 - March 4, 2016

Ethel Mae Brooks Ashton, the oldest daughter of the late Deacon Peyton Ashton Lucas, Sr. and Mary Lucy Brooks Lucas, was born on February 1, 1940 in King George, Virginia. She went home to be with the Lord on March 4, 2016. Ethel accepted Christ, was baptized and become a member of Good Hope Baptist Church in 1949 under the leadership of Reverend W. Lloyd Watts. She served faithfully as the...
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Mary Russ

June 5, 1943 - March 3, 2016

Mary "Mattielene" Russ, daughter of the late Jessie G. Russ and Nannie H. Washington Russ, was born June 5, 1943 in King and Queen County Virginia. She quietly departed this life on March 5, 2016 at home in Newtown Virginia. Our sister attended the King & Queen County public schools, graduating from Central High School in 1963. She joined First Mount Olive Baptist Church at an early age where...
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James R. Smith

July 24, 1942 - March 3, 2016

James Roger Smith, affectionately called Smitty or sometimes Jack was born July 24, 1942 in Whiteville, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Taft Smith and Katie Floyd Smith. He died suddenly at his home in Colonial Beach, Virginia on March 3, 2016. During his life he was a professional licensed Dump Truck driver and trainer for E & C Excavation Trucking Company in Bladensburg, MD. James...
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Charles Robinson

October 8, 1944 - March 2, 2016

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Charles L. Robinson

October 8, 1944 - March 2, 2016

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Mabel E. Kee

May 22, 1930 - February 25, 2016

Mabel Esther Pryor Kee, affectionately known as "Mae," was born on May 22, 1930 in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. She entered into eternal rest on February 25, 2016, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia, surrounded by her loved ones. A native of Owens, King George County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. Pryor, Sr. and late Queen Esther Pryor. She was...
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Lawrence E. Hodge

September 7, 1949 - February 25, 2016

Lawrence (Larry) E. Hodge, Jr., born September 7, 1949, was the first child of Lawrence E. Hodge, Sr. and Ida Bertha Hodge of Dahlgren, VA. Larry was educated in the public schools of King George Co., VA, and graduated from King George High School. He was a great lover of music and played in the school band throughout his academic career. At the age of 20 Larry enlisted in the U.S. Air Force,...
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Kyle E. Jackson

August 22, 1960 - February 21, 2016

Kyle was born in Washington, D.C. on August 22, 1960. He graduated from DC Public Schools. Later he attended Strayer University with a focus on Accounting. He always had a passion for learning new things. He had a natural curiosity for rebuilding things. For example, he would disassemble and reassemble VCR's, tape recorders and other household items. Although he had a physical disability, he...
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Charles Wayne Jones

December 16, 1950 - February 20, 2016

Charles Charlie Wayne Jones was born December 16, 1950 in Essex County to the late Phillip and Viola Jones. He was preceded in death by his brother, Sterling Jones. At a early age he attended school in Tappahannock, VA. He loved fishing and working on cars. Later in life he enjoyed sitting on porch and watching traffic. He leaves behind and survived by his wife, Valice T. Jones, four children...
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Lillian M. Williams

March 20, 1936 - February 16, 2016

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, God extended His almighty hand of love and gently took Lillian Myrteen Williams to a home of Joy, peace, and happiness. Lillian was the second child of the late Walter and Russell Betty Vaughan born in Caroline County. She attended Caroline County Public Schools. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and was baptized at Mount Olive Baptist...
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Mary L. Travers

February 5, 1925 - February 13, 2016

Mary Lola Black, daughter of the late Robert Jerome and Bertha Lil Black, was born on February 5, 1925 in Westmorland County, Virginia. On February 13, 2016, after a lengthy illness, she transitioned from her earthly life at Oakview Rehab and Nursing Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. Mary was a twin and one of six children: Julia, Julian, Joseph (her twin), Bertha, and Clarence, all of whom...
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Emmett Peyton

August 2, 1946 - February 13, 2016

John 14:1-4 "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going." Emmett Peyton son of the late Herman...
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Thelma J. Latney

October 16, 1943 - January 28, 2016

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue...
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Flora Irene Jackson

April 27, 1956 - January 20, 2016

Flora Irene Jackson affectionately known as "Pinky" by family and friends was born on April 27, 1956. She was the 7th of 8 children born to Ada L. and Clarence C. Smith, Sr. Pinky worked for White Packing Company in King George, VA, for a number of years. She also babysat several of her nieces and nephews; one that she held dearly to her heart is India Harvey. She also cared for her...
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Francine B. Pryor

September 2, 1952 - January 13, 2016

Francine Barnitta Pryor, affectionately known as "Nita" entered into eternal rest on January 13, 2016 at Mary Washington hospital. She was born on September 2, 1952 in King George, VA to the late Joseph Pryor, Sr. and Gladys Whiting. Nita was blessed with loving parents who cherished her from birth. A short time after she was born, doctors wanted to give up on her and speculated that she had...
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Polly Mae Johnson

June 21, 1940 - January 13, 2016

A Time to be Born: Polly Mae Johnson was born on June 21, 1940 in King George County, VA. She was the third child of the late John and Dorothy Mathews. A Time to Learn: Polly received her formal education in the King George County Public school system. A Time to Live: Polly accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age, and was baptized at Antioch Baptist Church in King ...
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John T. Brown

December 5, 1936 - January 4, 2016

On December 5, 1936, Willie and Matilda Brown were blessed with a smiling baby boy that they named John Thomas Brown. And on January 4, 2016 God's garden was blessed with that same smiling baby boy. Over a half century and plus a decade ago, that contagious smile captured the heart of his soul mate, Helen Roy. Together they reared four kind and loving children. John provided for his loving...
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Theodore Young

August 8, 1930 - December 25, 2015

On December 25, 2015, Theodore "Tom" Young, son of Dr. William Amos Young, Sr. and Josephine Burrell Young entered into eternal rest at Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bowling Green, Virginia. He was born on August 31, 1930 in Hustle, Virginia. He was educated in the Essex County Public School and the Rappahannock Industrial Academy. He became a member of Mt. Olive...
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Melvine J. Smith

October 5, 1931 - December 16, 2015

Melvine "Pookie" Smith peacefully entered into eternal rest on December 16, 2015 at the age of eighty-four. She was the third of five girls born to the late Melvin Maiden and Eva Bell Maiden (Greer). Melvine grew up in Dahlgren, Virginia, where she graduated from King George Training School, a school her parents fought to desegregate and that was later renamed Ralph Bunche Training School. As a...
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Mary Bernice King

October 11, 1924 - November 19, 2015

Mary Bernice King was born in St Mary's County Maryland October 11, 1924 to James A. Young and Edith Y. Mack. She quietly departed this life Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Mallory Rehab and Assisted Living Center in Denver Colorado. She was educated in the public school system of Washington, D.C. She was a member of St Gabriel's Catholic Church in Avenue Maryland. Upon moving to Stafford, VA in...
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Gloria Baker

March 26, 1954 - November 7, 2015

Gloria Richards Baker was born on March 26, 1954, to John and Gladys Richards at the home place in Robbs Hill, Westmoreland County, Virginia. Gloria received her education in Westmoreland County Public Schools. Deciding to further her education, she earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts at Northern Virginia Community College in 2007. Gloria was employed by Wells Fargo and Pacific Bell...
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Muriel B. Fitzhugh

September 16, 1917 - October 13, 2015

Muriel Johnson Fitzhugh affectionately known as "Mero" was born in Baynesville, VA on September 16, 1917 to the late Joseph S. and Lucy A. Johnson, She was the eighth and last child born into this union and is the last member of the family to depart this earth on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The family suffered the loss of their home in Westmoreland County and moved to King George County in the...
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Shirley Harrison

August 2, 1945 - October 6, 2015

Shirley Louise Harrison, affectionately known as Granny or Nana by her grandchildren, departed this life on October 6, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Barbara, surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born to the union of the late John "Jake" and Jennie Harrison on August 2, 1945 in King George, VA. She received her education at the Ralph Bunche School in King George, VA. At an early...
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Linda L. Peyton

April 4, 1962 - October 5, 2015

Linda Lou Peyton, daughter of the late Harrison and Lillian Lucas was born April 2, 1962 in King George, Virginia. She departed this life on Monday, October 5, 2015 at her home in Colonial Beach, Virginia. Linda graduated from King George High School in 1981. She attended Rappahannock Community College and pursued a career in Nursing for a while. Linda was later employed by Naval Surface...
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William Edward Johnson

January 12, 1946 - September 26, 2015

On September 26, 2015, William Edward Johnson affectionately known as "Edward" slipped into eternal rest surrounded by family at home. Edward was born on January 12, 1946 in Essex County, VA to the late William and Martha Johnson. He was the youngest brother of eight children. Edward received his education in the public school system of Essex County. On March 5, 1966, Edward married Dorothy Mae...
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