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Deaconess Margie Payton
Deaconess Margie Payton, 70, of Colonial Beach died Friday, July 24, 2009, at Genesis Heath Care Center, Arlington.
She was the wife of Pastor Charles V. Payton, and the first lady of Morning Star Baptist Church in Montross.
A funeral was conducted Wednesday, July 29, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach.
Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home, Warsaw, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Robert Mason Sealy
Robert Mason Sealy, 82, of Spotsylvania County died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at his home.
Mason was born in the Partlow area of Spotsylvania to the late Robert and Ivy Sealy. He was a 1944 graduate of Spotsylvania High School, and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served two years during World War II. He was a member of Sylvania Heights Baptist Church. Mason worked for 30 years in the accounting department of the FMC plant, and 27 years at Fredericksburg Auto Auction. He was a member of Elks Lodge 875 for 53 years. He was an avid softball player and manager, having played in the FMC league and the Fredericksburg City Fast Pitch League. He later managed and played with W.L. Allen Concrete (Allen's A's). Mason managed and played on several teams that won local and state titles.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Christine B. Sealy; his daughter Janice Sealy of Spotsylvania; his grandson Richard M. Pates of Beaverdam; his great-grandson, Cole Mason Pates of King George County; his brother Frank Sealy and his wife Linda of Fredericksburg; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Reta Sealy Pates; a grandson, Dennis Lee Beall Jr.; and a brother, Louis Elwood Sealy.
A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Paul Harfst officiating. Burial with military honor followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Wayne Kellum, Glenroy Green, Bobby Frank Sealy, Matthew Sealy, Ronnie Jordan and Kevin Jordan.
Online guestbook at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Eugene B. Benson, Jr.
Eugene B. Benson Jr., 68, of Glen Allen passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by his children, Donna Durrett and her husband, Hunter Jr., of Bumpass and Dale Benson and his wife, Melissa, of Milford; his grandchildren, Kristina Durrett and Dale Benson Jr.; one brother, Bobby Benson of Glen Allen; and one sister, Frances Thorpe of Colonial Beach.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Sr. and Carlotta Benson; and two brothers Paul Sr. and Franklin Benson.
The family received friends Sunday, Aug. 2, at Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland.
A graveside service was held Monday, Aug. 3, in Pohick Episcopal Church cemetery, Lorton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Lung Foundation.
June Elizabeth Edgell
June Elizabeth Edgell, 83, of King George County died Friday, July 31, 2009, at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, Md.
Born in Indian in Tazewell County on June 1, 1926, to the late Lawrence and Oakley Rose, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Edgell, and her three brothers, Cecil, Glen and Finley Rose.
Mrs. Edgell graduated from Big Creek High School in War, W.Va., and worked at the Naval theSurface Warfare Center in Dahlgren before retiring.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth Edgell, of Fredericksburg; her daughter, Kathy Riffe, of Moucks Corner, S.C.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
She loved to play golf and was a past club champion at Dahlgren Golf Course. She was a member of Hanover Baptist Church.
Over the past several years, June's ability to work around her house and to travel was limited. Still, she was looked after quite well by her dear friends, especially neighbors Rondal Eller and Billy Polen.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with a memorial service following immediately at 7 p.m.
Donations in June's memory may be made to King George Fire & Rescue, Box 466, King George, Va. 22485.
Online condolences may be posted at nashandslawfh.com.
Danny L. Williams
Danny L. Williams, 56, of Milford died Friday, July 24, 2009, in Colonial Beach of an apparent heart attack.
He was employed for 16 years in the maintenance department for King George County schools.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Williams; one son, Derek Williams; three daughters, Danielle Wil liams, Fortune Williams and Camilla Williams; and one grandson, Daveon Purce, all of King George. He also leaves behind his mother, Madeline Williams of Milford; five sisters, Jacqueline Williams of Woodford, Ada Ferguson of Dawn, Janice Kilgore of Ruther Glen, Saundra Williams of Manassas and Audrey Hammonds of Fayetteville, N.C.; and two brothers, Robert Williams of Milford and David Williams of Fredericksburg.
A funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Old King George High School Auditorium, 8246 Dahlgren Road. Burial followed in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online guestbook at brooksfuneralhome.com
Donald G. Kline
Donald G. Kline, 79, of King George County passed away, Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. Out-of-state funeral arrangement information is available at foundandsons.com.
David Franklin Drummond
David Franklin Drummond, 67, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Henrico Doctors' Hospital in Richmond.
David was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Fredericksburg, to the late Dorsey Jehu and Elizabeth Jeanette Barnes Drummond.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jo Ann M. Drummond; his son, David F. Drummond Jr., and his wife, Ashley F. Drummond, of Colonial Beach; one brother, Dorsey J. Drummond Jr., and his wife, Joy K. Drummond, of Mt. Holly; one sister-in-law, Joan D. Drummond of Colonial Beach; two granddaughters, Caitlin Dawn Drummond and Elizabeth Rose Drummond of Colonial Beach; one grandson, Jacob Curtis Van Duyn of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by two sisters, June Drummond and Jean Edwards, and brother James Barnes Drummond.
David was a 1959 graduate of Oak Grove High School, in Oak Grove, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 until 1965, serving aboard the USS Lowry during the Vietnam War and Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of the Westmoreland Jaycees and was a fan of car racing and classic cars.
David was employed for 33 years at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, until his retirement in January, 1997. He then served as trustee and custodian at Colonial Beach Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Bell Tower Sunday school class.
The family received friends Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Colonial Beach Baptist Church. Burial will be in Historyland Cemetery, King George.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Colonial Beach Baptist Church, Box 27, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443, or Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
Online condolences may be posted at nashandslawfh .com.