Miscellaneous Culpeper County, Virginia Obituaries

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Donald McAskill
Born: 11/14/1936
Died: 11/13/2003
Services: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10:30 am
Visitation: Monday, November 17, 2003 at the church from 3:00-5:00 pm & 7:00-9:00 pm
The Rev. Mr. Donald K. McAskill, 66, of Stafford County died of multiple causes on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise; three daughters, Kathleen Smith, Colleen Betker and Brigid Chaconas; two sons, Daniel McAskill and Sean McAskill; 16 grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lou Pijar; a nephew, Stephen Pijar; a niece, Anne P. Depman; and three great-nephews. A Mass of resurrection will be held at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Aspen Hill, Md., at 2 p.m. The body may be viewed on Monday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m., at the church. Online condolences may be sent to foundandsons.com.

Charles Bienkowski
Born: 11/24/1923
Died: 11/15/2003
Services: St. John Baptist Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. Rev. David C. Gillis celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Reading. Bean Funeral Homes, Shillington, is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation: Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. and 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home.
Charles Bienkowski, 79, of Cortland Avenue, Kenhorst, died Nov. 15 at 2:40 p.m. in Mifflin Center, Cumru Township, where he had been a patient since Nov. 10. His wife, Laura (Gawrys) Bienkowski, died in 1990. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Stephen and Anna Bienkowski. Bienkowski had been employed for 30 years as a tool maker by Rockwell International, Wyomissing, retiring in 1988. He was a member of St. John Baptist de la Salle Roman Catholic Church, Shillington. Bienkowski was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by a son, Richard S., Spring Township, and a sister, Sylvia (Bienkowski) Spirelis, Shillington. There is also one granddaughter.

George C. Addis
Born: 5/3/1915
Died: 11/16/2003
Services: Bean Funeral Homes, Hampden Heights, Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton.
Visitation: Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m.
George C. Addis, 88, formerly of Hartman Avenue, Temple, died Nov. 16 at 6 a.m. in Berkshire Center, Exeter Township, where he had been a resident since April 2000. His wife, Ruth M. (Peters) Addis, died April 24, 1993. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Daniel and Kathryn (Schwenk) Addis. Addis had been employed for 42 years as a truck driver and maintenance man by Reading Merchants Oil Co., retiring in 1985. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Addis is survived by a son, G. Scott, Alsace Township. Other survivors include a sister, Florence (Addis) Seaman, Reading, and a brother, Robert F., Jacksonwald. There are also two grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Floral tributes would be appreciated or contributions mat be made to Berks Visiting Nurses - Hospice, 1170 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing, PA 19610.

Elva Sanders
Born: 8/18/1907
Died: 11/15/2003
Services: Services will be held in the Chapel at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Brian Fuller officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights,IL
Visitation: Friends may call from 5:00-9:00 P.M. on Monday, November 17, 2003 at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL.
Elva Sanders, nee Wadlington, age 96, of Freeburg, IL, formerly of Fairview Heights, IL born August 18, 1907 in Brookport County, MO died Saturday, November 15, 2003 at Freeburg Care Center. Mrs. Sanders was a member of Towerview Baptist Church, Belleville, IL. She retired from Continental Can Company after 40 years of service. She was a very accomplished seamstress and made many family treasures including wedding gowns for her daughter and granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. "Cooper" Sanders; her parents Robert and Laura Adel, nee Dean, Wadlington; five brothers, Euin Wadlington, Elmer "Hap" Wadlington, Albert "Pete" Wadlington, Robert Wadlington, and Fred "Toodle" Wadlington; a sister, Eva Maxfield; a son-in-law James H. DeLany; four sister-in-laws, Loraine Wadlington, Goldie Wadlington, Margie Wadlington, Eva Mae Wadlington; and a brother-in-law Charles Maxfield. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Joyce DeLany of Freeburg, IL; a sister-in-law, Hazel Wadlington of Scott City, MO; 3 granddaughters, Debra Kay (Martin) Gardner of St. Peters, MO, Deanna Joyce Joffray of Wildwood, MO, and Darla Raye DeLany of Freeburg, IL; 10 great-grandchildren, Valerie Myers (Chris Olsen), Lindsey Gardner, Jeff Gardner, Jay Joffray, Jeffrey (Amy) Joffray, Dionne Joffray and Denise Joffray, Blaine Carroll, Devin Carroll and Jordan Carroll; 2 great-great grandsons, Trae and Aden, dear aunt and cousin. The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Freeburg Care Center for their loving care of Elva for the past 10 years. Donations may be made to the charity of donors choice.

Junie Winters
Born: 7/28/1923
Died: 11/15/2003
Services: 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 17, 2003- Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain.
Visitation: 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 17, 2003- Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain.
Junie Winters, age 80, of 183 Willard Perkins Road, Roan Mountain, died Saturday, November 15, 2003 at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, NC, following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Bertha Oaks Palmer. Mrs. Winters was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Winters; Sister, Edell McClain; Brothers, Bruce Palmer and Jim Palmer, and Gus Palmer; Half- Brothers, Ona Lee Johnson, Lawrence Palmer, and Gus Palmer. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Connie Winters, Roan Mountain, and Allen Winters, Spruce Pine, NC; two sisters, Florence Miller, Roan Mountain, and Della Mae Turbyfield, Cranberry, NC; One grandson, Brandon Winters, Roan Mountain, four granddaughters, Heather Perry, Roan Mountain, Hollie Uthlaut, Sierra Vista, Arizona, Kimberly Winters and Jennifer Winters, both of Roan Mountain; two great grandchildren, Alexis and Logan Winters, Several nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral service for Junie Winters will be conducted at 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 17, 2003 in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Keith Guinn officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 18 at Perkins Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 P.M. Tuesday, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, or other times at the residence of the son, Bobby Winters, 175 Perkins Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, at anytime.

Dallas Foster
Born: 10/4/1917
Died: 9/17/2003
Services: Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg at 2:00 pm
Visitation: Friday, September 19, 2003 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel from 6:00-8:00 pm
Dallas Foster, 85, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at his home. He was a member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. An avid sportsman, he loved bass fishing and was a founding member of the original chapter of the Izaak Walton League. He worked at the Farmers Creamery of Fredericksburg for 27 years as finance officer and retired from the National Bank of Fredericksburg after 23 years. He is survived by his wife, Irene; a daughter, Brenda Foster Bray of Powhaton, VA; a son, Donald W. Foster of Annandale; three grandsons, four granddaughters, twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 19, 2003 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg from 6:00-8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at the funeral home at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Victor Gomez officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or to the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, PO Box 4101, Fredericksburg, VA 22402. Online condolences may be sent to foundandsons.com.

Robert LaTour
Born: 7/17/1934
Died: 8/14/2003
Services: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at Arlington National Cemetery at 11:00 am Visitation: Memorial Gathering Sunday, August 24, 2003 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg from 2:00-4:00 pm
Retired Army Col. Robert Dean LaTour quietly passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2003 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He retired from the U.S. Army after dedicating more than 29 years to his country. A resident of Lake Anna, Virginia, he enjoyed spending time with his loving wife Sharon, his three children and their families at their lake house. Bob LaTour was an avid golfer and spent many hours golfing and traveling with friends to various courses. He is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Sharon LaTour, his three children and their families: oldest son Robert Dean LaTour, Jr., daughter Michele LaTour Westbrook and youngest son David Brent LaTour and his wife Sharon Lynn LaTour. He was also "Poppy" to four beautiful and adoring granddaughters; Olivia Wills Westbrook, Meredith Paige Westbrook, Nicole Ryann LaTour and Lauren Jacqueline LaTour. He is also survived by his brother Michael and Sandy Schwartz, and his sister Carol and Jack Tighe and their families of the Toledo, Ohio area. A memorial gathering will be held at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, Fredericksburg, Virginia on Sunday, August 24 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Col. LaTour will be honored with a military service and laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, September 30, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. The family would appreciate donations to the American Lung Association, 9221 Forrest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23235. Online condolences may be sent to foundandsons.com.

Ralph Van Pelt
Born: 8/31/1912
Died: 10/30/2003
Services: Private
Visitation: None
Ralph Van Pelt, 91, of Colonial Beach died Thursday, October 30, 2003 at Hughes Home. Mr. Van Pelt was a retired member of the Steam Fitters Local #602 and was a veteran of World War II. He was an avid fisherman and loved living in Colonial Beach. He is survived by his wife, Helen; three daughters, Victoria, Lynn and Valerie; a son, Hunter; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison Street, Colonial Beach, VA 22443. Online condolences may be sent to foundandsons.com.

Jorge Rhodes
Born: 2/4/1936
Died: 10/20/2003
Services: Friday, October 24, 2003 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg at 11:00 am
Visitation: Thursday, October 23, 2003 at the funeral home from 7:00-8:00 pm
Jorge L. Rhodes, 67, of Spotsylvania died Monday, 20, 2003 at his home. He was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church and worked as a distribution manager at G.C. Murphy for 37 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a shriner, and was a member of the Scottish Rite. He also was a member of the LaMonte Lodge 568 of the Free and Accepted Masons. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Shelva; a daughter, Stephanie and her husband, Jeff Serrett of Fredericksburg; a son, Jorge and his wife, Audrey Rhodes of Fredericksburg; two granddaughters, Kristina Rhodes and Emily Serrett; three grandsons, Michael Rhodes, Chuck Serrett and Zach Serrett; a niece and three nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Cassandra Cella. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 23, 2003 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg from 7:00-8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 24, 2003 at the funeral home at 11:00 am with Pastor John E. DeJong officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hillcrest United Methodist Church Youth Group, 2208 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Online condolences may be sent to foundandsons.com.

Kitty Hitt
Born: 11/11/1935
Died: 8/12/2003
Services: 2 p.m., Sat. August 16, 2003, at Fairview Cemetery
Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m., Fri. August 15, 2003, at Found and Sons Chapel
Kitty Elizabeth Jenkins Hitt, 67, of Culpeper, loving wife of the late Taylor Hitt, died Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at Culpeper Regional Hospital. She was born November 11, 1935 in Culpeper to the late Columbus "Lum" Washington Jenkins and Ada Florence Jenkins. Mrs. Hitt was a member of Woodland United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Donald Hitt, a daughter, Jackie Settle and her husband, William, three grandchildren, Jason Settle and his wife, Amanda, W.T. Settle and Brad Settle, and one great grandchild, Elizabeth Settle all of Culpeper. She is also survived by a sister, Edna Wood of Stanardsville and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Hitt was preceded in death by a sister, Janie Woodward and a brother, Frank Jenkins. The family will receive friends Friday, August 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Found and Sons Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper. A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Ray Berry officiating. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is handling the arrangements.

Shelton M. "Joe" Messick
Born: 4/3/1921
Died: 9/15/2003
Services: 2 p.m., Wed. September 17, 2003, at Culpeper National Cemetery
Visitation: None
Shelton Marshall "Joe" Messick, 82, of Culpeper died Monday, September 15, 2003, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born April 3, 1921 in Timberville, Virginia to the late Timothy Paul Messick and Sarah Agnes Messick. Mr. Messick was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving as a security officer during World War II in Washington, DC. He started his career as a barber at Sophia's Barbershop and later opened and operated North Main Street Barbershop until his retirement. Mr. Messick was a resident of Culpeper for over fifty-years and was a member of Bealeton Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Corinne Griffith Messick and two daughters, Marsha Eggert and her husband, Leonard of Heathsville, VA and Corinda Keyser and her husband, Robert of Culpeper. Additional survivors include one sister, Helen Messick Campbell, three grandchildren, Shannon Russo and her husband, Raimondo, Matthew Keyser and Benjamin Eggert and one great grandchild, Antonio Russo. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Messick was preceded in death by three brothers, Truman, William and Woodrow Messick and one sister, Velma Messick. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 17, at 2 p.m. at Culpeper National Cemetery with Dr. Horace D. Douty officiating. Honors will be provided by the Culpeper American Legion Post #330 and the Culpeper V.F.W. Post #2524. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10415 Mountain Run Lake Rd., Culpeper, VA 22701 and/or the American Lung Association, 10340 Democracy Lane, Suite 203, Fairfax, VA 22030. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is handling the arrangements.

Mary Smith
Born: 8/28/1939
Died: 9/15/2003
Services: 2 p.m., Sat. September 20, 2003, at Found and Sons Chapel
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Thu. September 18, 2003, at Found and Sons Chapel
Mary Leatha Smith, 64, of Culpeper died Monday, September 15, 2003, at Culpeper Regional Hospital. She was born August 28, 1939 in Pulaski, VA to the late James Arnold Cole and Maggie May Worrell Cole. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Richard David Smith and seven children, Margie Sue Hume of Orange, Goldie Lue Streightiff of Culpeper, Verna M. Hilton and her husband, Henry Earl of Culpeper, Debbie M. McEleraft and her husband, Frank of Abingdon, Betty J. Jacobs and her husband, John of Culpeper, Mary Jane Settle and her husband, Ronnie of Orange and Violet L. Sprowls of Culpeper. Additional survivors include three sisters, Nancy Lucy McPeak, Frances Beatrice Frazier and Shirley Mae Cole, three brothers, James William Cole, Esterell Elton Cole and Lyndon Burle Cole, twenty-three grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and a very good friend, Mollie Pullen. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved them all. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Frank Hume one sister, Dorothy Marie Moore and one brother, Clinton Alonzo Cole. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper. A funeral service will be held Sat., September 20, at 2 p.m. at Found and Sons Chapel with Pastor Charles Shifflett officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is handling the arrangements.

Elisabeth Lindau
Born: 11/14/1911
Died: 10/4/2003
Services: Monday, October 6, 2003 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg from 7:00-9:00 pm
Visitation: Monday, October 6, 2003 at the funeral home from 2:00-4:00 pm
Miss Elisabeth Mary Lindau, 91, of Fredericksburg died Saturday October 4, 2003 at Mary Washington Hospital. Elisabeth devoted her life doing God's work as a missionary for 38 years in Taiwan. Friends will be received at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, Fredericksburg on Monday, October 6, 2003 from 2:00 to 4:00pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home the same evening from 7:00pm to 9:00pm with the Rev. Michael J. Corrigan and Rev. Tao Chieh Yu officiating. A short pre-burial service will be held Tuesday, October 7. at the funeral home at 11:00am followed by burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to foundandsons.com.

Clifford Keating
Born: 9/10/1935
Died: 11/30/2003
Services: Saturday, December 6, 2003 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg at 1:00 pm
Visitation: None
Ret. MSgt. Clifford P. Keating, Jr., 68 of Spotsylvania County, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2003 at his home. Mr. Keating retired from the United States Marine Corps in 1976 after faithfully serving his country for 26 years. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ethel M. Keating; five sons, George, Duane and his wife, Theresa, Ronald, Marvin and his wife, Jacqueline and Patrick and his wife, Jennifer; two daughters, Bridget and Mary Cale and her husband Patrick; four brothers, two sisters, 21 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2003 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating. The family requests that no flowers be sent and that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to your favorite childrens Christmas charity in honor of his love for the holidays. Online condolences may be sent to foundandsons.com.

Jacob Lambert
Born: 4/22/1919
Died: 10/18/2003
Services: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg at 6:00 pm
Visitation: None
Mr. Jacob Ivan Lambert, 84 of Spotsylvania County, died Saturday, October 18, 2003 at McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond. Jacob served in the US Army during WWII. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rhoda A. Lambert; two daughters, Janie Lambert Cowger of Bowling Green, Sharon Lambert Raines of Fredericksburg; two sons, David L. Lambert of Front Royal, Kenneth D. Lambert of Spotsylvania; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry D. Lambert. A memorial service will be held at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, Fredericksburg on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 6:00pm with John Woodward officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations in his name to the American Diabetes Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to foundandsons.com.


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