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Alma Allen Marsh, 89, of Stafford, went to be the Lord on November 7, 2019 at the Greeenfield Senior Living Center. She was born on October 2, 1930 and grew up in Falmouth, Virginia. Alma graduated from Falmouth High School in 1947, was the schools Valedictorian and played high school basket…

Carl Edward Bishop, 86, of Fredericksburg passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital. Mr. Bishop was a Korean War Veteran, a POW and a long distance truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Bishop; children Donald (Lynelle), Deborah, Kenneth (Debbie) Lois …

Lemuel (aka Toddy; aka Bill) Williams, 85, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Patricia A. Williams. Bill is survived by his son, Gary W Williams (m. Sue); and daughters, Theresa Walker (m. …

Audrey S. Synan, 83, of Spotsylvania passed away peacefully on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Greenfield Senior Living after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Mrs. Synan worked as a paraprofessional at Grafton Elementary School. Survivors include her daughters, Robyn Gallimore (Buddy), Ca…

Hayes, Harold

Harold A. Hayes, 87 of Ruther Glen passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Bowling Green Heath and Rehab Center. Born in Caroline, he was a member of Carmel Baptist Church, the widower of Anna Layne Hayes and a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict. He opera…

Steve Marvin Fletcher, age 74, of Midland, Virginia passed unexpectedly from an automobile accident on Sunday, September 15, 2019. He was born on January 17, 1945 in Warrenton, VA, to the late James & Lois Fletcher. Steve is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jane Marie Fletcher; two daug…

Porto, Emilio C.

Emilio Carmel Porto, 90, of Fredericksburg passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Carriage Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. Emilio was a faithful and devoted husband, dedicated father, and loving grandfather. He had a successful career in the US Army and then in the Federal Civil…

Thornton, Louise R.

Louise R. Thornton, 81, of Spotsylvania, passed away November 5, 2019, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center . Mrs. Thornton, the widow of Benjamin Thornton, is survived by two children, Tammye and Michael Thornton. A viewing will be held at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut…

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Howdershelt, Mable

Mable Shelton Howdershelt, 94 of Stafford Virginia passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Mable was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, and watching bluebirds from…

Breeden, Myrtle L.

Myrtle L. Breeden, 81, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the home of her son. Mrs. Breeden was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She had a strong love for her Godly Father, her church and gardening. Mrs. Breeden was proud of her great…

Whitley, Ayer

A.C. Whitley, 80, completed his life journey on November 7, 2019 and has moved on to a better place. He was born July 14, 1939 and was the son of the late Dr. Ayer C. and Orena Walters Whitley of Palmyra Virginia. Survived by his wife Phyllis Campbell Whitley of Spotsylvania; his daughters, …

Rhea, Jackie

Jackie Steve Rhea, 67, a US Army Veteran of Mineral, VA passed away on November 1, 2019 at his son’s home in Panama City, Florida. Jackie was born on December 12, 1951 in Hampton, Virginia. Jackie retired from Verizon, Fredericksburg after 28 years. He enjoyed going out to eat, and playing S…

Thomas Alan Fletcher, 53, of Spotsylvania, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Fredericksburg. He was preceded in death by his father John T. “JT” Fletcher. Alan is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Fletcher; brothers, Joey and Jason Fletcher; uncle, Ellis Fletcher; aunts, Mary Jane F…

Dickason, Clarence

Clarence W. Dickason, Jr., 72, of Fredericksburg, VA, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Washington Medstar Hospital in Washington, D.C. Viewing will be held on Monday, November 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at A. L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg, Va. A…

Korzen, Robert D.

Robert D. Korzen, 87, of Stafford, passed away on November 4, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital. Bob was born in Donegal, Pa. to Joseph and Sophia Korzen on July 28, 1932. He married Joanne Suckenik Korzen in 1957. Bob was a pillar to the community since 1975 with The Green Scene Landscaping …

Burrell, Sr., Donald B.

Donald B. Burrell Sr., 55, of Triangle, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. He was employed at Payne Trucking of Fredericksburg. Donald is survived by his fiancé, Tanja Turner of Triangle; sons Nikolas “Nikko” …

Karnath, James Walter

James Walter Karnath, 77, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at his home. James grew up in Winona, Minnesota. His military service, education, and career took him to Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia, Ohio and finally Fredericksburg, Virginia. James’ lifelong pass…

Lilliemae Gregory Frey, age 92, of Fredericksburg, VA passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Greenfield Senior Living. She was born on February 4, 1927 in Mahanoy City, PA the daughter of the late Harold J. and Helen (Stein) Gregory. She was a retired accountant for the Fairfax County…

Rudolph, Terry

Terry Lee Rudolph, 77, of Stafford went home to be with the Lord our Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Terry was born in Louisville, Kentucky on September 18, 1942 to Fred and Julia Rudolph. Terry was a member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church for over 30 years. He served faithfully …

Thomas Alan Fletcher, 53, of Spotsylvania, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Fredericksburg. He was preceded in death by his father John T. “TJ” Fletcher. Alan is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Fletcher; brothers, Joey and Jason Fletcher; uncle, Ellis Fletcher; aunts, Mary Jane F…

Rose, Albert James

Albert James “Jim” Rose, (Age 75), of Orange County, Virginia, died on Friday, November, 1, 2019 at his home. Loving husband of Vicki Anne Rose; devoted brother of Ronald L. (Carol P.) Rose, of Chandler, AZ, Aundra J. Clark, of Fredericksburg, VA, and cherished son-in-law of JoAnne Schwelm, …

Kyttle, Frank Jerome

Capt. Frank “Jerry” Jerome Kyttle of Fredericksburg, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Jerry was born in Washington, DC on March 28, 1944. He graduated from Xavier High School and received a degree in psychology from University of Miami, from w…

Renfrow, Edith Dean

Edith Dean Renfrow, 84, peacefully transitioned to glory on November 1, 2019 at her family home in Stafford, Virginia. Edith was born on July 4, 1935, in Boonvile, Missouri, and lived in Stafford since 1971. Edith will be remembered for her love for her husband, the late Charles, Mickey Renf…

Howard, Karen Ann

Karen Ann Howard, (Age 69), of Spotsylvania, VA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, November 3, 2019. She was born in Masontown, PA, and was preceded in death by her parents John and Margaret Sikora and sister Patricia De Vries. She is survived by her loving husband Tom and child…

Anderson, Donald

Maj. (Ret) Donald “Don” Ray Anderson Sr. of Concord, NC went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The family will receive visitors at Wil-Mar Park Baptist Church in Concord on Friday, November 8 from 12 until 2pm with a funeral service to follow at 2pm. Pastors …

Webb, Cynthia Kring

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, Cynthia Kring Webb met His plans for her to join her mother, Billie B. Kring, her father LeRoy Kring and her sister, Connie K. Smith. Born in Denver, Colorado, May 11, 1947, she lived in Dallas, Texas and Northern Virginia for most of her life. She leaves behin…

Russell Edward Newton, 63, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019. Mr. Newton was a retired lineman from Dominion Power. He loved spending time with his friends and family, especially his nieces and nephews. Russell’s quiet personality and gentle smile will be greatly missed…

Harrison, Sarah Rebecca

Sarah Rebecca Harrison, 48, of Fredericksburg passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital. Sarah was a contracting officer for the Department of Defense for 30 years. During that period of time she primarily worked as a civilian for the Navy at the Naval Sea Systems …

Johnson, Jr., Austin Melvin

Austin Melvin Johnson, Jr., passed away on October 31, 2019. He is survived by five children, Melvina (John), Michael, Melvin, Marcus (Jennifer) and Matthew (Antonia). A viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at A. L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home. The funeral service w…

Fortune, Crystal Loving

Crystal Loving Fortune, 56, of Spotsylvania, went to the arms of Jesus Christ peacefully on Tuesday October 29th, 2019. Crystal graduated from Spotsylvania High School and went on to Germanna Community College where she earned her Registered Nurse degree. She also graduated with a BLS in Phi…

Lacy, Joan Marie

Joan Marie Lacy, 82, of Fredericksburg passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 at her son’s home in Bumpass. Mrs. Lacy retired from First Virginia Bank and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and was a long time Elvis fan. Mrs. Lacy lived happily at Falls Ru…

Adams, Fred

Fred Adams, known to friends as “Acey,” went and met our Lord on November 1, 2019, at the age of 90 years. With the exception of his last 17 months living in Fredericksburg, VA, Acey lived his life in Winston-Salem. He graduated from Hanes High School, worked and retired from Western Electri…

Donald Ralph Carlson, 85, of Colonial Beach passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Colonial Beach. He had retired from the U. S. Air Force having served two tours in Vietnam. He was a fan of Western movies, football and baseball. He enjoyed time spent with his family. He is survived by…

Garrison, Genevieve

Genevieve Garrison, 89, formerly of Stafford County, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Genevieve will be remembered as a most loving, gracious, and generous wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to cook and host family gatherings. Genevieve had gre…

Hazel O’Bryhim,98, of Ormond Beach, Florida died October 22, 2019.She retired from Verizon after 38 years of service. She was predeceased by her husband, Alex R. O’Bryhim. She is survived by her nephew, Winston (Norma) Bowie. Private interment will be held at a later date.

Parker, James  T

James T Parker “Bird or Baby Jimmy” 66 of Fredericksburg departed this life Oct 29, 2019. Remains rest Owens Funeral Svcs (Fredericksburg) where funeral services will be held 12pm Tuesday, November 5, 2019 with a public viewng 1 hour prior to service. www.owensfuneralservices.com

Green Young, Jane

Jane, born March 5, 1955, passed away on October 13th at her home in Winston-Salem, NC. She is preceded in death by her father Oliver Ray Green, Jr. She is survived by her mother, Lorena Morgan Henderson of Colonial Beach; one sister, Mary Green Noel (Rubin) of Winston-Salem; two brothers, C…

Evans, Kristin

On October 29,2019 Kristin Margaret Evans (Oram) of Stafford, Virginia, was called home by her Lord and Savior. Serenaded by Allen Jackson’s version of “Amazing Grace,” and surrounded by family, she ascended into eternity. She was proceeded in death by husband Colonel Stephen Evans. Kristin …

McAlister, Reta Lyn

Reta Lyn McAlister, (Age 53), born in Washington, DC on April 28, 1966, died on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at her home in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Loving wife of 29 years to Ty Miller and cherished mother of Kc Miller-Beachboard, Taylor (Elisha) Hill, Chase, Ky, and Skylar. She is also survived…

Failor, Ronald E.

Ronald Eugene Failor, 83, a U.S. Air Force veteran, of Fredericksburg, Virginia passed away on October 29, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg Virginia, in the loving hands of his family. Ron was born on April 14, 1936 in Hagerstown, MD. In his youth, he enjoyed all sports and w…

Daniel Cornelius Banks, departed this life on Friday, October 25, 2019, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 3 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will be held at noon on Monday, November 4 at the funeral home Chapel. Inter…

Oral Edward (Ed) Bridges Oral Edward (Ed) Bridges, Jr., 71, passed away October 27, 2019 in Stafford, Va. Ed was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Adelaide, son, Bradley (Amanda) of Jamestown, RI; daughter, Deborah (Carl) of Stafford, VA. Also…

Tolson, Ora Lee

Ora passed away Monday the 28th at Gainsville Nursing home. She was preceded by parents Willie and Irene Tolson, siblings Laura, Gerald and Kimberly. She is survived by siblings Barbara (Ed), Anna (Chris), Willie (Dot), Nancy (Tom), sister-in-law Kathy and extended family. Donations can be m…

Diane “Joan” Bealby, 82, of LOW, Locust Grove, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at her residence. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Lake of the Woods Church, Locust Grove, with a reception to follow at the church. Reverend Mike Le…

Smith, Edward

Edward W. “Dick” Smith, 85, of Caret, transitioned from labor to reward on October 26, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 63 years: Estelle Smith; one son: Myron Eugene Smith; one daughter: Sharon Smith Saunders; three granddaught…

Thomas Jr, Emory

Emory G Thomas Jr, former resident of Spotsylvania will be Laid to rest at Quantico National Cemetery on November 19. 2019 at 11:00am. Emory was a long time resident of Spotsylvania until 2012. Emory was a Marine Corps Viet Nam veteran and loved the Marine Corps and golf. He is survived by h…

Dahlkamp, Jacquelyn Celeste

Jackie C. Dahlkamp was born September 6, 1979 and passed away on October 27, 2019. Jackie was the beloved daughter of Michael and Marion Dale Dahlkamp and sister of Emily D. Waite. She leaves behind many loved aunts, uncle and friends. She was a proud member of the Prince William County Arc …

Pendergraft, Thomas C.

Thomas C. Pendergraft, 74, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at Hospice of the Piedmont surrounded by loved ones after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Thomas was born to Reva and George Pendergraft on June 2, 1945 in Thermopolis, Wyoming. He was a devoted son, …

Romagnoli, Bertha H.

Bertha Holt Romagnoli, 84, of Fredericksburg, departed this life on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family. Bertha was born in Portsmouth, NH to Shirley Holt II and Althea Holt, she was a wonderful sister to her three brothers, Shirly III, Richard, and Robert. Af…

Crist, Adam Leroy

Adam Leroy Crist, 84, of Stafford County passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at Woodmont Nursing Home. He was born on March 26, 1935 in Chambersburg, PA. Mr. Crist received a B.S. degree in Agricultural Education from Penn State in 1958. He retired from the U.S. Soil Conservation Service af…

Horst Rudolf Mellenberg, 78, of Stafford County passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 after a short illness at Mary Washington Hospital. Mr. Mellenberg was born on June 20, 1941 in Dramburg, Germany to Adele Janavicius and Rudolf Adolf Mellenberg. He graduated from Anacostia High School in 19…

Joyce Martin Munsie passed away on October 19, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Dr. William Munsie, two daughters Lenora Lester, Nicole Engler and a granddaughter Madison Engler. Joyce and Bill lived in Fredericksburg 25 years ago before moving to Winter Park, Fl. Joyce was an active pa…

Minchin, Mary

Mary “Betty” Elizabeth Minchin, 74, of Stafford passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital with her son at her side. She was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She was one of the 11 children and the youngest of six girls. She was a devoted Catholic and parishioner of S…

Williams Lindsay, Mary Frances

Mary Frances Williams Lindsay. was called from earthly labor to eternal rest at her residence in Unionville, VA, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Frances was born on March 11, 1957, in Louisa, VA, to the late Calvin & Bessie Lewis Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents; daught…

It is with sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Aunt, Cousin and Friend, Ann D. Anderson. She passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Heritage Hall Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, King George, VA. In honor of her memory, a memorial Service will be held on Sat…

Wheeler, Ryan T.

Ryan T. Wheeler 42 of Fredericksburg departed this life October 25, 2019. Remains rest with Owens Funeral Svcs (Fredericksburg) where funeral services will be held 1pm Thursday October 31, 2019 with a public viewing 1 hour prior to service. www.owensfuneralservices.com

King, Amy Charlotte Thomas

Amy Charlotte Thomas King, 95, of Spotsylvania, died on October 24, 2019. Born in Spotsylvania County to the late Cora Parker Thomas and Thomas Evan Thomas, she was the widow of Norman Granville King. Mrs. King attended Chancellor High School and was a member of the first class to graduate f…

Whittaker-Driver, Carley

Carley Whittaker-Driver, 28 of Ashland passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 26, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Nick Driver; her mother, Kathy Cousins; her father, Earl E. Whittaker, Jr.; her step sister, Bethany Garber; her paternal grandparents, Earl and Roberta Whittaker; her …

Marsh, Catherine

Catherine Piotrowski Marsh, 63, of Colonial Beach, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Fredericksburg. She had recently retired from the job that she loved with R. K. Payne, Inc. Cathy was dedicated to helping others. She enjoyed cooking and was never satisfied until everyone was fe…

Kearns, Dorothy V.

Dorothy V. Kearns, 90, of Stafford County, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Monday, October 28, 2019. Dorothy was born and raised at Aquia Creek on February 20, 1929. She graduated from Stafford High School as an A student. Dorothy met her husband, Clifton, after he re…

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