Miscellaneous Fauquier County, Virginia Obituaries
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Alice Cindy Porter, 86, of Warrenton, died Jan. 1, 1998, at Warrenton Overlook Healthcare Center.
Mrs. Porter was born July 5, 1911. She was a seamstress.
She is survived by two sons, Conway M. Porter of Warrenton and Warren N. Porter of Libertytown, Md.; two daughters, June M. Penn of Warrenton and Pat Lightfoot of Gainesville; 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Sidney Jones led a funeral service Jan. 3 at Poplar Forks Baptist Church in Warrenton. Interment was in the Tapscott family cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warrenton Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 3370, Warrenton, Va. 20188.
Eden Hale Grimes, 69, of Bealeton, died Dec. 31, 1997, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
Mr. Grimes was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Midland, a son of the late Hale Wellington Grimes and Laurie Mae Grimes. He was a self-employed welder most of his life. He was a member of the Remington Lions Club where he was serving as president at the time of his death. He was a member of Midland Church of the Brethren.
He is survived by his wife, June H. Grimes of Bealeton; two daughters, Joan Hower of Manassas and Paula Taylor of Remington; five sisters: Anna Loy and Laura Stewart, both of Winchester, Ruby Myers and Betty Furr, both of Bealeton, and Linda Oatman of Indiana; a brother, Chauncey Grimes of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The Remington Lions Club held a memorial service Jan. 2 at Moser Funeral Home. Elder Rodger Frazier led a funeral service Jan. 3 at Midland Church of the Brethren. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Midland Church of the Brethren, 10434 Old Carolina Rd., Midland, Va. 22728, or the Remington Lions Club, P.O. Box 397, Remington, Va. 22734.
Arlene K. Burton, 73, of Broad Run, died Dec. 30, 1997, at her home.
Mrs. Burton was born Jan. 10, 1924, in Giles County, the daughter of the late Oscar A. Burton and Samantha Sexton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar A. Burton and a grandchild, Samantha Sexton.
She is survived by four sons, Arthur L. Burton of Catlett, Gerald W. Burton of Culpeper, James F. Burton of Broad Run and Oscar S. Burton of Leesburg; two daughters, Betty Jean Perdue of Romney, W.Va., and Peggy Jean Runyon of Richardsville; two sisters, Marie McClellan of Pembroke and Annie Harris of Bumpass.
A funeral service took place Jan. 2 at Moser Chapel in Warrenton. Interment was in Warrenton Cemetery.
Nelson Henry Burke, 60, of Warrenton, died Dec. 30, 1997.
Mr. Burke was born in Warrenton on Oct. 28, 1937. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked as cabinetmaker and carpenter for the U.S. government. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry William Burke.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Burke of Warrenton; his mother, Virgie B. Burke of Warrenton; and a brother, Roy Burke of Vienna.
The Rev. James Branyon led a memorial service Jan. 4 at Moser Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 715, Culpeper, Va. 22701.
Edith Lorraine Duffield, 70, of Cleveland, died Jan. 1, 1998, in Cleveland.
Mrs. Duffield was born May 22, 1927, in Fauquier County, a daughter of the late Martha F. Pearson.
She is survived by her husband, Everett O. Duffield; four daughters: Mary Duffield and Patty Karr, both of Cleveland; Eshia Knight of Parkersburg, W. Va., and Francis Atsberger of Ft. San Lucie, Fla.; seven sons: Everett, Wayne, Bobby, Charles, David, James and Johnnie Duffield, all of Cleveland; 35 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service took place Jan. 5 at Royston Funeral Home in Marshall. Interment was in the Mount Carmel Church Cemetery in Clarke County.
Thomas Edward Seay, 49, of Warrenton died of cancer Dec. 20, 1997, at Fauquier Hospital.
Born Oct. 14, 1948, in Arlington, Mr. Seay was a partner in the Washington, D.C.-based accounting firm of Bond Beebe. He and his wife Linda also owned and resided at a beef cattle farm in Warrenton.
Mr. Seay graduated from Wakefield High School in Arlington in 1966 and was a 1971 accounting graduate of Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, D.C. He joined Bond Beebe in 1971 and became an authority on employee benefits, spending much of his time auditing labor unions. He was a frequent speaker at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies. He was a past chairman of the accountants committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefits.
His hobbies included restoring antique automobiles and participating in blackjack tournaments in Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife, Linda M. Seay of Warrenton; two sons, Donald C. Seay of Falls Church and Christopher N. Seay of Warrenton; a daughter, Jennifer C. Chatman of Centreville, and a grandson.
Services took place Dec. 22 at Everly Funeral Home in Fairfax and on
Dec. 23 at Fairfax United Methodist Church. Interment was in National Memorial
Park in Falls Church.
Merle Newcomer Young, 87, of Warrenton, died Dec. 30, 1997, at his home.
Mr. Young was born in North Dakota on March 29, 1910. He was a retired captain with the U.S. Navy, who served as a chaplain. He served on the USS Enterprise during World War II. He was the senior chaplain at the US Naval Academy. He was the head of the Chaplains School in Newport, R.I. At his retirement he was the senior chaplain for the 11th Naval District Headquarters in San Diego, Calif.
He is survived by his wife, D. Beulah Young of Warrenton; two daughters, Marilyn Ricketts of Warrenton and Donna Labot of Marietta, Ohio; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service took place Jan. 7 at Arlington National Cemetery.
Patricia A. French, 41, of Warrenton, died Dec. 30, 1997, at Hospice of Northern Virginia.
Mrs. French was born in Washington, D.C., on July 18, 1956. She worked as an executive assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston. She was a member of Warrenton Bible Fellowship.
She is survived by her husband, George H. French; a son, Sterling French, and a daughter, Aspen French, all of Warrenton; her parents, Wendall and Dottie Mickle of Fredericksburg; and a brother, Greg Mickle of Alexandria.
The Rev. Angus McDonald led a funeral service Jan. 3 at Moser Chapel in Warrenton. Interment was in Bright View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 4715 N. 15th St., Arlington, Va. 22205.
Mildred Grace Wilkison, 85, of Warrenton, died Nov. 29, 1998, at Fauquier Hospital.
Mrs. Wilkison was born in West Virginia on April 21, 1913, a daughter of the late Melvin R. Mullenaux and Mary Roe Mullenaux. In the 1940s she was employed by the House Glass Co. in Point Marion, Pa., where her work included polishing lenses. After her children were married she worked at West Virginia University in the hospital kitchen and later in the cafeteria at the downtown campus in the Student Union Building, as a clerk in the bakery.
She was a member of the Fort Martin United Methodist Church in Maidsville, W.Va., where she was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher and sponsored their UMYF group. She was active in the Fort Martin 4-H Club and the Sewing Club. Since moving to Fauquier County she had attended the Church of the Brethren in Midland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Raymond Wilkison.
She is survived by two daughters, Karla Harsh and Karen Pozderac, both of Warrenton; a sister, Frances L. Labin of Inverness, Fla.; a brother, Harley Mullenaux of Dilloner, Pa.; two grandsons, and a great-grandson.
The Rev. Kendal Elmore led a funeral service Dec. 2 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Wolf's cemetery in Dilloner, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society,
733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017.
Helen Verniece Edwards Champ, 67, of Calverton died Nov. 28, 1998, at Fauquier Hospital.
Mrs. Champ was born on June 23, 1931.
She is survived by her husband, Pearl Champ of Calverton; a daughter, Joyce Banks of Midland; a son, Timothy Champ of Herndon; six sisters: Ruth Carter and Margaret Carter, both of Warrenton, Ella Edwards of Chillum, Md., Edna Edwards of New York, N.Y.; Rosie Lanier of Manassas and Angelene Johnson of Bealeton; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Earl Bledsoe will lead a funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 3, at Oak Shade Baptist Church in Catlett. Interment will be in Mount
Pleasant Memorial Garden in Calverton.
Pearly Virginia Sudduth, 75, of Warrenton died Nov. 28, 1998, at Fauquier Hospital.
Ms. Sudduth was born in Virginia on Dec. 1, 1922, the daughter of the late Charles Edward Sudduth and Nannie Lee Sudduth. She was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Aiello, and two brothers, Charles E. Sudduth Jr. and Henry Sudduth.
She is survived by a sister, Eleanor Cambeir of Culpeper and a brother, Gordon Sudduth of Flagter Beach, Fla.
The Rev. J. Richard Winter led a graveside service Dec. 2 at Warrenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
7203 Poplar St., Annandale, Va. 22003.
Mary Pauline "Polly" Miles Mirestes, 73, of Bealeton died Nov. 23, 1998, at Culpeper Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Mirestes was born in Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Lawrence Miles and Mary Ellen Thomas Miles. She worked in sales and was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church where she headed the Worship and Music Committee. Her handiwork adorned the banners of the church. She has participated in the Remington Seniors Group.
She is survived by a son, Nicholas Mirestes of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Christina M. Eskew of Memphis, Tenn., and Ellen Mirestes-Fox of Bealeton; and five grandchildren.
The Rev. Jay Plummer led a funeral service Nov. 28 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Warrenton. Interment was in Midland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Lutheran Church,
P.O. Box 274, Bealeton, Va. 22712.
Ora M. Budd, 70, of Warrenton died Nov. 27, 1998, at Warrenton Overlook Care Center.
She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Holmes of Amissville; two sons, Larry A. Budd of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Harry E. Budd of Warrenton; five sisters: O. Leda Buck of St. Paris, Ohio, Frances M. Edwards of The Plains, Eula V. Ramirez and A. Louise Blankenship, both of Manassas, and Pearl J. Edmondson of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Oliver W. Combs of Burnside, Ky., and Everette B. Combs of Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Marshall Braylo led a funeral service Nov. 30 at Royston Funeral
Home in Marshall. Interment was in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Upperville.
Frances Cornwell Vermillion, 93, of Toms Brook died Nov. 27, 1998, at Royal Haven Rest Home in Front Royal.
Mrs. Vermillion was born in Virginia on Jan. 29, 1905, the daughter of the late Daniel Silas Cornwell and Ida Cornwell. She was a longtime employee at the Pitts Theatre in Warrenton. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harold Vermillion, a son, Paul E. Locke; two brothers, John Cornwell and Hugh Jones, and a sister, Phyllis C. Hawkins.
She is survived by a brother, S. Preston Cornwell of Winchester, and a sister, Rose Esteppe of Toms Brook.
The Rev. J. Richard Winter led a graveside service Nov. 30 at Warrenton
Jane C. Gordon, 71, of Warrenton died Nov. 29, 1998, at Sunrise of Warrenton.
Mrs. Gordon was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Oct. 21, 1927. She had lived in Altoona, Pa., and Boynton Beach, Fla., before her recent move to Warrenton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chalmers Neale Gordon.
She is survived by a daughter, Anna Jean Fryer of Warrenton; a son, Malcolm Neale Gordon of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a grandson.
The funeral service was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Northern Virginia,
13168 Centrepoint Way #201, Woodbridge, Va. 22193.
Carless Lee "Corky" Webb Jr., 31, of Culpeper died Nov. 26, 1998, at Culpeper Memorial Hospital as the result of an automobile accident.
Mr. Webb was born Oct. 3, 1967, in Manassas. He was a former Sumerduck resident and attended Fauquier County school. He was a graduate of Thomas Walker High School in Ewing. He was a service representative for Columbia Gas Company in Gainesville.
He is survived by his daughter, Courtney Lee Webb of Culpeper; his parents, Carless Lee Webb Sr. and Marilyn Watson Webb, both of Culpeper; two sisters, Vicky Allen of Sumerduck and Tammy Hunt of Stafford; and his maternal grandfather, Clyde Watson Sr. of Culpeper.
The Rev. Mark Jarvis and the Rev. Peyton Embrey led a funeral service Nov. 30 at Moser Funeral Home. Interment was in Bright View Cemetery in Warrenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Courtney Lee Webb Trust Fund,
c/o Open Door Baptist Church, 754 Germanna Highway, Culpeper, Va. 22701.
Robert Edward Moore, 75, of Winterset Farm near Orlean, died Dec. 1, 1998, at Fauquier Hospital.
Mr. Moore was born on July 29, 1923, in Winsted, Conn., a son of the late Alfred Edward and Elizabeth Clark Moore. In 1936 he moved with his family to Oshkosh, Wisc. He served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was stationed in the Pacific.
Mr. Moore graduated from the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lived in the Falls Church area for nearly 40 years. In 1965, he founded and served as chairman and president of Potomac Research Inc., until the company was sold to Electronic Data Systems in 1979. In 1981 with his partner Jack Pixley, he founded Potomac Research International, which was sold in 1996.
He was a member of Leeds Episcopal Church.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mrs. Georgiana M. Moore; a daughter, Kathleen M. Roberson of Parker, Texas; two sons, Brian Robert Moore of Markham and John Craig Moore of Haymarket; a sister, Jane Karcher of Sterling; and five grandchildren.
At press time funeral arrangements were incomplete.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leeds Episcopal Church, 4346 Leeds
Manor Road, Markham, Va. 22643.
John Davenport Haley, 80, of Manassas died Nov. 29, 1998, at VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Mr. Haley was born in Virginia on May 18, 1918, the son of the late Joseph Thomas Haley and Maude Haley. He was a veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 in Manassas. He worked as a foreman.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Gladys Haley of Manassas and a sister, Margaret H. Foster of Nokesville.
Pastor Philip Foster led a funeral service Dec. 2 at Moser Funeral Home. Interment was in Warrenton cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Department, 7602 Centreville Road, Manassas, Va. 22111, or the Manassas Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 46, Manassas, Va. 20108.