Celebrity Obituaries

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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

Obituary will be posted by Thursday, March 10, 2016.
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Charles L. Robinson

October 8, 1944 - March 2, 2016

Obituary will be posted asap.
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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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John T. Ferguson, Sr.

October 14, 1934 - September 26, 2015

John Thomas Ferguson departed this life on September 26, 2015. John was born on October 14, 1934 to the union of the late James and Margaret Ferguson in Vivian West Virginia. He received his education in West Virginia and New Jersey, he obtained a degree in business administration as an accounting major. He also studied criminal justice-fire science while a member of Jersey City fire department....
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George L. Washington

February 5, 1934 - September 23, 2015

Obituary will be posted by Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
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Cornelius W. Carter

April 16, 1935 - September 17, 2015

Cornelius W. Carter, also know as "Spot", son of Franklyn and Mary Carter was born on April 16, 1935 in Caroline County, Virginia. On September 17th 2015, he departed quietly at his daughters residence in Mount Pocono, Pa. Cornelius graduated from Union High School in Bowling Green, Va, in 1953. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Army on August 17th, 1954. He proudly served our country for...
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Irene Johnson

December 9, 1931 - September 15, 2015

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the Faith." II Timothy 4:7 Irene Johnson age 83 was born December 9, 1931 in Enfield, North Carolina to the late Julius and Annie Taylor. "Duke" as Irene was affectionately known by family and friends went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Renita Hayes in King...
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Ryland Thomas Holmes

January 8, 1942 - September 14, 2015

Ryland Thomas Holmes, known as "Shorty" was born on January 8, 1942, to the late Warner L. Holmes Sr. and the late Frances Lee Holmes. He joined Ebenezer Baptist Church at an early age. In his spare time he loved dancing, fishing and riding his moped. He was a kind person and would do anything for anybody. In a daily basis he enjoyed looking out for the mail man, then afterwards he would...
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Mary Ellen Sayles

January 11, 1932 - September 1, 2015

Mary Ellen Sayles died peacefully on September 1, 2015 at the Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center. Ellen as she was affectionately known was born in Rappahannock Academy, VA January 11, 1932 to the late Rachel Holmes and reared by the late Bernard White and Ethel Carter White. She was educated in the public schools of Essex County. She joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church at an early age...
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Verlette Davis

July 5, 1957 - August 19, 2015

Verlette Davis known to many as "Boo" was born July 5, 1957 to Shirley (Davis) Johnson and the late Floyd Johnson, Sr. On Wednesday, August 19th the almighty extended his hand and Verlette said good bye to this world and went home to be with the Lord and Savior. She received her education in the King George County school system. She was employed in various job industries before her health began...
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Darrell W. Upson

March 31, 1951 - August 18, 2015

Rev. Darrell W. Upson was 64, of King George County. He peacefully drifted away to be with the Lord at his residence; Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Darrell was a loving, kind and free soul who stood firm in his faith in God, he loved being with his family. He is survived by his wife; the love of his life; Rev. Doris D. Upson in 42 years of dedication, love and oneness of the soul, 5 daughters;...
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Theodore E. Lucas

August 28, 1951 - July 29, 2015

Mr. Theodore Emanuel "Bobo" Lucas was born to the late Charles Edward Lucas and Martha Madgelene Brown Lucas on August 28, 1951 in Colonial Beach Virginia. He went home to be with the Lord on July 29, 2015 at Georgia Regional Center, Augusta Georgia at 7:21 PM. In August 1963, he accepted Christ and joined the Good Hope Baptist Church in King George, Virginia under the leadership of the late...
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Vernon E. McDowney, Sr.

October 11, 1956 - July 24, 2015

On Friday, July 24, 2015, God extended His almighty hand of love and gently took Vernon E. McDowney, Sr., to a home of joy, peace and happiness. "Button", as he was graciously known by his family and friends, was born on October 11, 1956 Louise West McDowney and the late Westly McDowney in Colonial Beach, VA. He received education in the Westmoreland Public Schools. He acknowledged and...
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Emma Cole

December 30, 1919 - July 23, 2015

Emma Elizabeth Cole quietly entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Spotsylvania Regional Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia after a long illness at the Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center. Emma was the daughter of the late John (Buck) and Cora Bell Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Gregory, her brothers John and James (Alex) and her...
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Abraham Byrd

April 2, 1929 - July 19, 2015

May the works I've done speak for me. When I'm resting in my grave, There's nothing more to be said; May the works I've done Let it speak for me…. Abraham Byrd entered peacefully into eternal rest on the morning of July 19, 2015 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Abraham was born on April 2, 1929 to Ella and Robert Byrd, Sr. in Oak Grove, Virginia. He...
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William Augustus Pryor

March 3, 1948 - July 10, 2015

William Augustus Pryor was born on March 13, 1948 in King George, Virginia to the late Frances E. Jordan and George W. Pryor. He resided in King George County the majority of his life and was well known to the community. William attended King George Public School and graduated from Ralph Bunche High School in 1966. He worked for the Naval Surface Weapons Center and the Joint Warfare Analysis...
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Delorice Iola McDowney

April 10, 1960 - July 9, 2015

The Lord is my Shepard; I shall not want, He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters, He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23 verses 1-3 Delorice Iola McDowney, entered into eternal rest on Thursday morning, at her home on July 9, 2015. She was surrounded by love and family. She was born April 10,...
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Earl Lee Burruss

July 1, 1934 - June 27, 2015

Obituary will be posted by Wednesday, July, 1, 2015.
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James Walter Streets

March 25, 1942 - June 22, 2015

Obituary will be posted by Thursday, June 25, 2015.
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Joanna N. Fausey

July 22, 1935 - June 21, 2015

Joanna N. Fausey passed away Sunday, June 21st, at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. after a short illness. Born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania on July 22nd, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Dean and Mary Brosious Nicholas. A graduate of Sunbury High School, class of 1953, she was a member of St. Lukes Luthern church in Sunbury. She was employed...
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Te'Sean Dorsey

June 19, 1990 - June 20, 2015

Te'Sean Jemel Dorsey (Sean) was born in Dale City Virginia, on June 19, 1990. Sean departed this life on June 20, 2015. He was the son of the Evangela Potts-Dove and Kevin Dorsey. Sean completed his education Spotsylvania Schools. He was employed with Greencore in Fredericksburg, VA. He was a lover of Yugio and WWE and a good friend to all who truly knew him. His survivors include his mom:...
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Ernestine C. Pendleton

August 2, 1946 - June 20, 2015

Ernestine Carol Pendleton was born August 2, 1946 in Fredericksburg, Virginia to the late Deacon George W. Jackson and Deaconess Mary Frances Jackson. Ernestine was educated in the Spotsylvania County Virginia school system. She graduated from John J. Wright High School. Ernestine was baptized at a very early age at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Ernestine...
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Thomas F. Davis II

June 27, 1961 - June 9, 2015

Thomas F. Davis, II "Tom" was born June 27, 1961 in Hampton, Virginia to Thomas and Adell Davis. On June 9, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Tom went home to be with the Lord. Tom lived with his parents since birth and traveled with his family from Hampton, Virginia's Langley AFB to many states including; Massachusetts, South Carolina, Texas, Alaska, Maryland and finally back to Virginia (King George). Tom...
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Alfonso T. Dudley

October 12, 1930 - June 7, 2015

Obituary will be posted by Thursday, June 11, 2015.
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Edward E. Gray

August 24, 1946 - June 7, 2015

Edward E. Gray affectionately known as "Eddie", "Fast" and "Main Man" of Hustle, VA passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Fredericksburg, VA. He was born August 24, 1946, in Alexandria, VA. He was predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Malvirse Gray; and grandmother Bertha Goudelock. He graduated from Parker Gray High School in Alexandria in 1964. Eddie had retired from the job he loved at...
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Celess B. Freeman

September 20, 1936 - May 17, 2015

Born September 20, 1936 in Caroline County VA to the late James Leslie Johnson and Betty Jane Gray Johnson. Leaves to cherish one sister, Gaynell Johnson Silvers and one brother James (Jack) Johnson. Three sons, Franklin N Redd, Gregory N Richards, and Guy A Richards One daughter, Nicole Gardner 10 Grandchildren 3 Great-grand Children
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Marguerite M. Nelson

May 6, 1921 - May 15, 2015

Marguerite Matilda Nelson was born on May 6th, 1921 in Fredericksburg, VA. She departed this life on May 15th, 2015. She was baptized at an early age at Shiloh Baptist Church Old Site in Fredericksburg, VA. She was a graduate of Spotsylvania Public Schools. For over 60 years, she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Roscoe Nelson. Marguerite worked at Tappahannock Pharmacy for just...
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Charles Arthur Richards

July 28, 1924 - May 10, 2015

These are three things that will endure: faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13) Charles Arthur Richards son of the late Richard and Lucy Richards was born on July 28, 1924 in Westmoreland County Virginia. On May 10, 2015 he finished his earthly duties and peacefully slipped into a home of joy, peace, and happiness. Arthur was educated in the...
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Tracy Clatterbuck

July 7, 1961 - May 8, 2015

On Friday, May 8, 2015, while in heaven, the late Elsie Clatterbuck whispered into Jesus' ear and said "My Lord, it's time to bring my child, "Tracy Romero Clatterbuck on home so that we can take care of him. Born in King George County, Virginia on July 7, 1961, he was the youngest son of the late James and Elsie Clatterbuck. Rodney and Delphine Clatterbuck preceded him in death. He attended...
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Renee Bonita Dixon Newman

September 11, 1950 - May 3, 2015

Renee N. Newman, was born September 11, 1950 to Ruth Sandiford in New York City and embraced with unconditional love by the late James (Pop) Sandiford. Renee worked for the 50th Precinct for 20 plus years as well as City Wide Cab. When she moved to Virginia she began to work for Geico Insurance before becoming ill. Renee was known by many numerous names Nee Boo, Auntie, Aunt Nee, Aunt Renee,...
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John Wright

April 23, 1947 - May 2, 2015

Obituary will be posted by May 8, 2015.
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Theodore Nathaniel Culley

November 30, 1943 - April 30, 2015

Theodore Nathaniel Culley departed this life on April 30, 2015 in Woodbridge, Virginia. He was born November 30, 1943 to the late Edna Culley Scroggins. In addition to his mother he is predeceased by his grandmother Annie Culley Turner and grandfather Wallace Culley. Theodore was educated in the Stafford County Public School Systems. He enlisted in the US Air Force on September 3, 1963 and...
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Lola McDowney

January 20, 1942 - April 14, 2015

Reflections of Life God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you, and whispered "Come to Me". With tearful eyes we watched you, we watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Lola Otelia Ashton McDowney...
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Minnie E. Johnson

June 27, 1922 - April 13, 2015

"…the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:6-7. Minnie Eflin Johnson was born to the late Andrew Moore and Anna W. Johnson in the Newtown area of King and Queen County on June 30, 1922. She was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 13, 2015 in Tappahannock, Virginia. A born again...
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Lawrence Buckner

March 7, 1956 - April 9, 2015

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." (Psalm 23:1) On Thursday, April 9, 2015, God extended his almighty hand of love and gently took Lawrence Buckner to a home of joy, peace, and happiness. Lawrence was born on March 7, 1956 to the late Richard and Mary Buckner in King George, VA. He was the fifth of their seven children. He was educated in the public school system of King George...
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Annie Green

March 4, 1943 - April 8, 2015

Annie Green was born in King George, VA on March 4, 1943, to the late Margaret (Green) and the late Clarence Scott. She was called to eternal rest on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Heritage Hall Nursing Facility in King George, Va. She graduated from Ralph Bunche High School in 1961 and retired from NSWC Dahlgren, VA after 30 years of faithful service as a computer assistant. Annie gave her life to...
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Marrill W. Purce

August 19, 1933 - April 1, 2015

Marrill William Purce, Sr. son of the late Fred and Mary Purce, was born on August 19, 1933 in Caroline County, Virginia. He was one of eight children. Preceding him in death were four brothers, John Purce, Farrish Purce, Freddie Purce, Charles Purce and one sister, Julia Purce. He was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg,...
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Mary Upshaw

March 10, 1930 - March 31, 2015

Mary W. Upshaw was born to the late James and Annie Washington on March 10, 1930. On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015, she went to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Upshaw and two sons Roosevelt and Lewis Washington. She leaves to cherish her memories; one brother Rev. Arthur Washington (Gloria) of Milford, one sister Daisy Watson of Colonial Heights, MD, her favorite...
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Gregory Parker

November 8, 1957 - March 23, 2015

Gregory Franklin Parker, the son of George F. Parker and the Reverend Annie L. Parker was born on November 8, 1957 in Fredericksburg, VA. He departed this life on Monday, March 23, 2015 at his home in King George, VA. At an early age Gregory accepted Christ and joined Antioch Baptist Church, King George, VA. He later joined Good Hope Baptist Church by Christian experience under the Pastorate...
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Beatrice Bowman Harley

December 26, 1914 - March 22, 2015

Beatrice Bowman Harley, daughter of the late Reverend Joshua and Estelle Hickerson was born December 26, 1914, in King George, Virginia. Bea was the first of three children; she had one sister, Virginia Hickerson, and one brother, Esaias Hickerson. Bea accepted Christ at a very early age and became a member of St. Stephens Baptist Church. As a child, she attended many Churches pastored by her...
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Alfred Holliman

August 1, 1945 - March 18, 2015

God in His infinite wisdom and divine love called Alfred from our midst, on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond, VA Al, as he was affectionately called, was born to the late Alfred and Louise Holliman of Franklin, VA on August 1, 1945. He spent his early childhood in Franklin, VA and received his elementary and high school education there. He graduated from...
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Keith L. Johnson, Sr.

May 14, 1963 - March 17, 2015

Keith L. Johnson, born May 14, 1963 departed this earthly life and entered into eternal rest Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Mary Washington Hospital. Keith was born in Annapolis, Md to the late Herbert L. and Frances Johnson. After the death of his father Frances married Alfred Holliman who became a loving and caring father for Keith. He spent his early childhood in Annapolis, Md and later...
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Sean M. Smith

November 24, 1970 - March 16, 2015

Sean McVae Smith was born on November 24, 1970 in Fredericksburg, VA to Hugh Leon and Marva Smith. Of this union, he was the youngest of five children. Sean graduated from King George High School as an honor student. Upon graduation, he continued his education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. He served in the United States Army Reserve for several years. Sean was employed at the...
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