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Ralph Louellen Johns
Ralph Louellen Johns, 84, of Tappahannock departed this life Thursday, June 11, 2009, in a Richmond hospital.
He is survived by two daughters, Dr. Sonja Johns-Sharp of Goochland, and Aritha F. Willoughby of Washington, D.C.; one son, Ralph E. Johns of Powhatan; and two sisters, Irene Ellis of Philadelphia, and Velora Johnson of Covington, Ga.
A viewing was held June 19, at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. The funeral was Saturday, June 20, at Angel Visit Baptist Church, Dunnsville, with the Rev. Carla Lightfoot, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Edward and Levy Cemetery, Waverly.
Arrangements are entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.
Elmon M. Henderson
Elmon M. Henderson, 90, of Stafford County died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at his home.
Mr. Henderson had retired from the FMC plant and was a member of Community Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie G. Henderson; a son Craig Henderson; and a great-grandson, Scott Hicks.
Survivors include his son John Wayne Henderson and his wife, Ermal, of Tappahannock; two daughters, Edie Shiflett and her companion, James Gibson, of Fredericksburg and Anne H. Shelton and her husband, Jimmy, of Stafford; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Henderson of Stafford; a brother, Charles L. Henderson of Stafford; a sister, Lois H. Cox of Silver Spring, Md.; a brother-in-law, James Garner of Stafford; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Monday, June 22, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. R. Kenneth Brooks officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 3302 Bourbon St. No. 2, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408-7311.
Online guestbook at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Robert R. Hamner
Robert R. Hamner, 78, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Hamner was a 1948 graduate of James Monroe High School and attended Bluefield College and the University of Richmond. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star.
Mr. Hamner had retired as a hardware manufacturers' representative.
In the community, he was a member of the B.P.O.E. 875 and Knights of Pythias 22. He was a Mason and past master of the Edward H. Cann Daylight Lodge 1752. He was a shriner and a member of the ACCA Temple Shrine in Richmond, where he was a member of the motor patrol. He was also a member of the Fredericksburg and King George Shrine clubs. Mr. Hamner was a member of the ABACA Grotto and various Scottish Rites bodies. He was also a member of VFW Post 3103 and American Legion Post 55.
Mr. Hamner had been a member and faithful attendee of several area churches. He was a friend to many in the Fredericksburg area, often greeting folks with, "Top of the morning to you!"
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara Wright Hamner of Fredericksburg; his daughter, Diana Lynn Hamner of Raleigh, N.C.; his son, J.W. Hamner and his wife, Penny, of Charlotte, N.C.; his granddaughter, Erin Elizabeth Hamner of Charlotte; his sister, Kitty Wiltshire of Fredericksburg; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Monday, June 22, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. J. Larry Haun, Minister Bill Bates and the Rev. Jim Weadon officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, c/o ACCA, Box 9217, Richmond, Va. 23227.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Hazel Othella Wise
Hazel Othella Wise, 50, of Port Royal died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at her residence.
She is survived by her mother, Hazel Wise of Montross; her fiance, Wilton Smith Jr. of Port Royal; her son, Travis; three daughters, Cassandra, "Niecey" and Beondra; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Tony Shelton and Butch Shelton; and four sisters, Ruth Wise, Melvin Kelly, Patricia Wise and Penny Hunter.
A funeral was held Thursday, June 25, at Union Bethel Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Donnell Howard officiating. Burial followed in the Galilee Baptist Church cemetery, Montross.
Arrangements are being handled by Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal.
Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome .com.
James R. Cole
James R. Cole, 58, of Fredericksburg passed away Friday, June 19, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital after battling extensive health problems. He had lived for several years with his sister in Stafford County.
Mr. Cole was born in Greenville, S.C., on March 28, 1951. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Anna Farrow Cole.
Mr. Cole is survived two brothers, David Cole and wife Teresa and John Cole and wife Bonnie of Stafford; two sisters, JoAnn Cole of Stafford and Catherine Eaton and husband Donald of King George County; and three nephews, three great-nephews and one great-niece, all of Stafford.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, June 23, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, 3702 Loren Drive, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the American Diabetes Association, 1025 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 1005, Washington, D.C. 20036, or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, is handling the arrangements.
Friends may offer online condolences at mullinsthompson.com.
Nancy P. Reeve
Nancy P. Reeve, 90, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, June 19, 2009.
Mrs. Reeve was born in Stafford County on Aug. 9, 1918.
Survivors include a son, Ralph Reeve and wife, Minnie, of Fredericksburg, with whom Mrs. Reeve made her home for the past nine years; three daughters, Louise Hovey of Fredericksburg, Margaret Enney and her husband, James, of Orange Park, Fla., and Betty Buchanan of King George County; two brothers, Frank Jett Sr. of Fredericksburg and Lorraine Jett of Spotsylvania County; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Reeves also received special care for the past four years from Cynthia Cannedy, CNA, as well as the staff of Hospice with Community Home Health.
The family received friends at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Services, 1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401, where a funeral was held Tuesday, June 23, with the Rev. Richard Dunk officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fredericksburg.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 3302 Bourbon St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22408 in memory of Nancy Reeve.
Jarvie Preston Clay
Mrs. Jarvie Preston Clay, 94, of King George County, died Saturday, June 20, 2009. She was born on April 22, 1915, in Gladehill, daughter of the late Thomas Lewis Preston and Sallie Fannie Perdue. She was the widow of Julius Clay.
She belonged to First Missionary Baptist Church in Kimball, W.Va., where she served on the missionary board, kitchen club and taught Sunday school. She also joined the Antioch Baptist Church in King George.
She is survived by her son, David C. Clay of Philadelphia; two daughters, Marie Rooks of Philadelphia and Cassandra L. Miller of King George; 28 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Friday, June 26, at Holy Trinity Baptist Church, 675 Colonial Turnpike, Rocky Mount, Va. Burial will be in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bluefield, W.Va. Lee Funeral Home, King George, is handling the arrangements.
Edith Allen Bowie
Edith Allen Bowie, 94, of Fredericksburg died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
Joseph B. Hall, Jr.
Joseph Berkly Hall, Jr., 71, of King George County, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Springfield, Va., Mr. Hall retired from the U.S. government while at Indian Head, Md. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was the former owner of King George Video store and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was known for his beautiful smile.
He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia L. Hall; his parents, Joseph and Jennie Hall; and his brother, Jerry G. Hall.
He is survived by one son, Joseph Anthony "Tony" Hall and wife Tacy; one sister, JoAnn Ando and husband John; one grandson, T.J. Hall; two granddaughters, Ally Hall and Kirstyn Hoagland; six nephews, Jerry G. Hall, Jr., Jason G. Hall, Mike Cruz, Terry Parsons, Timmy Parsons and Brian Roper; three great-nephews, Jeremy Hall, David Hall and Christian Hall; one aunt, Alice Kuster; and one uncle, Frank Hall.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. Burial will be private.
Visitation with family and friends will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to King George Fire & Rescue, Inc., Box 466, King George, Va., 22485.