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Virgal E. Yowell
Parts manager

Virgal Eugene Yowell, 81, of Rectortown, died Oct. 20, 1999, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. 

Born Dec. 18, 1917, in Delaplane, Mr. Yowell was a son of the late Cecil L. and Julia McGuinn Yowell. 

Mr. Yowell worked as the parts manager at Northern Virginia Farm Center in Rectortown for 40 years. 

Survivors include his wife, Linda Bettis Yowell; three daughters, Ethel V. Slack of The Plains, Barbara A. Allison of Greensboro, N.C., and Virgie Jean Leach of Rectortown; two sons, Anthony E. Yowell of Harper's Ferry, W.Va., and Stephen V. Yowell of Rectortown; a sister, Adella Nalls of Marshall; three brothers, Cecil Yowell of Rectortown, E. Warren Yowell of The Plains and Norman Yowell of Rectortown; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 

The Rev. Jack Rudy conducted a service Oct. 23 at Royston Funeral Home in Marshall. Interment was in the Ivyhill Cemetery in Upperville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall Volunteer Rescue Squad or to the Fauquier County Public Library. 
 

Daryl T. Williams
Rokeby Farm gardener 

Daryl Thomas Williams, 46, of Upperville, died Oct. 19, 1999, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. 

Born March 2, 1953, in Winchester, he was a son of the late George E. and Dorothy Kirkpatrick Williams. 

Mr. Williams worked 20 years as a gardener at Rokeby Farm near Upperville. 

Survivors include his wife, Delores A. Williams; two sons, Brian D. Williams and Kristopher M. Williams, both of Upperville, and a brother, Donald E. Williams of Upperville. 

The Rev. Gary M. Chilies conducted a funeral service Oct. 23 at the Upperville Baptist Church. Interment was in the Ivyhill Cemetery in Upperville. 
 

William D. Zarecor
Computer executive 

William Donald Zarecor, 69, of Warrenton, died Oct. 20, 1999, at his home. 

He was born June 16, 1930, in Wauneta, Neb. 

Mr. Zarecor was a pioneer in the computer field. He began his career with IBM and worked on the Red Stone Rocket Program. He continued into computer-aided design and retired from the Intergraph Corp. as executive vice president. Mr. Zarecor was a U.S. Air Force veteran. 

Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Lu Zarecor of Warrenton; a son, John Zarecor of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Debbie Zarecor of Phoenix and Shannon Province of Waco, Texas, and 11 brothers and sisters. 

A funeral took place Oct. 24 at the family home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to: William D. Zarecor Memorial Fund, c/o F&M Bank-Peoples, 21 Main St., Warrenton, Va. 20186. 
 

Phillip M. McClain
New Baltimore optician 

Phillip Marvin McClain, 51, of New Baltimore, died Oct. 25, 1999, at Fauquier Hospital. 

Born Jan. 17, 1948, in Cookeville, Tenn., he was a son of the late Marvin and Margery Rector McClain. 

Mr. McClain was an optician and served as membership chairman of the New Baltimore Lions Club. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary S. McClain of New Baltimore; two sons, Phillip Mark McClain and Brian D. McClain, both of New Baltimore, and four sisters, Barbara Little, Patricia Howard, Wanda Powell and Tommie Stout, all of Cookeville, Tenn. 

Mr. McClain was preceded in death by another sister, Jean Bowman. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in Cookeville, Tenn. 

A service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Cookeville funeral home. Interment will be in the Cookeville City Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Prince William Dialysis Center, Attn: Kathy Smith, 8640 Sudley Road, #102, Manassas, Va. 20110. 
 

Preston O. Melvin
Marshall carpenter 

Preston O. Melvin, 78, of Marshall, died Oct. 22, 1999, at his home. 

Born March 8, 1921, in Sumerduck, he was a son of the late George and Margaret Virginia Compton Melvin. 

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Melvin for 30 years worked as a carpenter with Burroughs & Preston. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Anna Melvin; five daughters, Mary Anna Henry of Rixeyville, Margaret Thomas of Marshall, Linda Willingham of Ada, Helen Sowers of Manassas and Sylvia Melvin of Manassas; two sons, John Thomas Melvin of The Plains and Martin Melvin of Stafford; a brother, Raymond Melvin of Capital Heights, Md.; 21 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. 

The Rev. Herbert Leach conducted a service Oct. 26 at the Royston Funeral Home in Marshall. Interment was in the Orlean Cemetery. 

Robert D. Hudson
Morrisville store owner 

Robert Dale Hudson, 52, of Bealeton, died April 6, 2000, at Fauquier Hospital. 

Born July 12, 1947, in Beeville, Texas, he was the son of William Wayne Hudson and Joyce Carpenter Hudson of Springfield. 

Mr. Hudson owned and operated The Store at Morrisville for 15 years, until September 1999. He attended Mt. Holly Baptist Church. Mr. Hudson graduated from the University of Richmond School of Business in 1969. 

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Sandra Lee Hudson; a daughter, Jennifer Dale Hudson of Bealeton; a son, Justin Robert "J.R." Hudson of Bealeton, and a brother, Richard Wayne Hudson of Goldvein. 

The Revs. David Sweringa and Jay Flickinger conducted the funeral April 9 at Mt. Holly Baptist Church. Interment was private. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty High School Band Boosters or to the LHS Athletic Boosters, 6300 Independence Ave., Bealeton, Va. 22712. 
 

Charlotte M. Morehouse
Foreign affairs analyst 

Charlotte Mary Morehouse, 82, of Upperville, died April 4, 2000, at the Warrenton Overlook Health and Rehabilitation Center. 

Born May 7, 1917, in Flint, Mich., she was the daughter of the late J. Bert and Dora Hamilton Morehouse. 

Miss Morehouse attended school in Fenton, Mich. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1938 and was a social worker until 1938, when she was commissioned in the Army. She served until 1946 and rose to the rank of major. 

After earning a master's degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in 1948, Miss Morehouse was appointed a foreign affairs analyst in the Department of State. She served in a succession of increasingly responsible positions, largely devoted to Middle Eastern affairs, until her retirement in 1974. 

She attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, singing in the choir and ringing handbells in the church bell choir. Miss Morehouse was a member of the Embroiderer's Guild and the Upperville Garden Club and a volunteer with FISH, a group that provides transportation and other assistance for the indigent. For many years, she worked as a volunteer in the Trinity Church Thrift Shop and was active in the Upperville Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary. 

Survivors include a cousin, Mrs. Jerome Dumanois of Fenton, Mich. 

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Fenton, Mich. 
 

Isa May Pearson
Flint Hill resident 

Isa May Pearson, 95, of Flint Hill, died April 10, 2000, at Warren County Memorial Hospital in Front Royal. 

Born May 25, 1904, in Rappahannock County, she was a daughter of the late Ashby L. and Ada Priest Weaver. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bedford L. Pearson Sr. 

Survivors include a daughter, Lucy M. Brown of Flint Hill; a son, Bedford L. Pearson Jr. of Flint Hill; eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. 

A daughter, Mary Francis Canfield, preceded her in death. 

The Rev. Greg Amos will conduct a service at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Royston Funeral Home in Marshall. Interment will be in the Marshall Cemetery. 
 

Erin Rae Figgins
Child care provider 

Erin Rae Figgins, 22, of Bealeton, died April 7, 2000, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church. 

Born Dec. 6, 1977, in Warrenton, she was a daughter of Ray and Linda Figgins of Star Tannery. 

Miss Figgins graduated from Fauquier High School in 1995 and worked as a child care provider at Child Health Associates at Vint Hill. She was a member of the Fauquier Area Swim Team (FAST), 1990-95. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church near Warrenton. 

Besides her parents, survivors include a daughter, Ashleigh Smith of Bealeton; a son, Austin Holmes of Warrenton; her fiance, Raymond Holmes of Bealeton; two sisters, Renee Breeding of Manassas and Meri Figgins of Warrenton; her maternal grandparents, John and Bernice Hoffman of Broad Run, and her paternal grandmother, Hazel Figgins of Round Hill. 

The Rev. John Lillie conducted a funeral April 11 at Our Savior Lutheran Church near Warrenton. The Revs. Lynn Bechdole and Lillie conducted another service April 11 at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church in Star Tannery. Interment was in the church cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Erin R. Figgins Children's Fund, c/o Ray H. Higgins Jr., 3118 Cedar Creek Road, Star Tannery, Va. 22654. 
 

Lillian I. Maul
Culpeper resident 

Lillian Irene Maul, 77, of Culpeper, died April 7, 2000, at Culpeper Memorial Hospital. 

Born Jan. 9, 1923, in Oriskney, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Albert and Rose Peary. 

Mrs. Maul was a homemaker. 

Survivors include her husband, Edwin M. Maul; a son, Mark Maul of Draper, and two grandchildren. 

A service took place April 12 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Interment was private. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7203 Poplar St., Annandale, Va. 22003. 
 

James B. Kane
Retired from Coast Guard 

James Byron Kane, 69, of Amissville, died April 10, 2000, at Fauquier Hospital. 

He was born Aug. 15, 1930, in California. 

Mr. Kane retired as a master chief after 22 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. As a civilian, he spent 15 years in business management. 

Survivors include two sons, James B. Kane Jr. of Dale City and Donald W. Kane of Warrenton; two daughters, Cherri Lassiter of Warrenton and Erin Beckelhimer of Remington; a sister, Eilyanna Widdowson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and eight grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette Lee Kane. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Arlington National Cemetery. 
 

John P. McAndrews Sr.
Former National Guardsman 

John Patrick McAndrews Sr., 56, of Warrenton, died April 4, 2000, at his home. 

Born July 11, 1943, in Chicago, he was a son of Anne McAndrews of Wheeling, Ill., and the late James McAndrews. 

Mr. McAndrews had served in the Illinois National Guard. 

In addition to his mother, survivors include two sons, John Patrick McAndrews Jr. and Brian James McAndrews, both of Great Falls; a brother, James McAndrews of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; a sister, Christine Hauser of Chicago, and his companion, Muriel T. Bertrand of Warrenton. 

A service took place April 8 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Interment was in Bright View Cemetery near Warrenton. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1747, Culpeper, Va. 22701. 
 

Tony Robinson
Warrenton resident 

Tony Robinson, 55, of Warrenton, died March 29, 2000, at Fauquier Hospital. 

Survivors include his wife, Linda L. Robinson; three children, Sharone Robinson of Warrenton and Deric T. Robinson and Ebony Gaskins, both of Manassas; his mother, Elizabeth Robinson of Broad Run; a brother, Larry Robinson of Broad Run; four sisters, Shirley Harris of Long Island, N.Y., Patricia Warren of Monroe, La., Althea Garett of Manassas and Delores Caison of Alexandria, and five grandchildren. 

The Rev. Clarence Burke conducted the funeral April 3 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Gainesville. Interment was in Quantico National Cemetery.
 

H. Lee Turner
Bronze Star winner 

H. Lee Turner, 77, of Warrenton, died June 8, 2000, at his home after a long illness. 

He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in New Jersey. 

Mr. Turner was a Marine Corps veteran of 20 years; he served in World War II and in the Korean War. He earned the Bronze Star at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on Oct. 24 and 25, 1942, while serving with Company A under the command of Col. Chesty Puller. 

His citation reads in part: "By his courage, leadership, and devotion to duty, Corp. Turner upheld the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service." He received numerous other military awards and citations, including the Presidential Unit Citation for "extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea" from Sept. 15 to Oct. 11, 1950 while serving with the First Marine Division. 

After his retirement from the Marine Corps in 1960, Mr. Turner worked at Interarmco in Alexandria. He also worked for Western Electric/Bell Atlantic and retired in 1987. He went to work part-time for Omega Extinguisher Co. in 1992 and worked there until his illness in 1998. 

Mr. Turner was a member of The Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, American Legion Post 72, VFW Post 9835 in Warrenton, the Fairfax Wildlife Club and a lifetime member of the C&P Telephone Pioneers. 

His first wife of 46 years, Maree Sekowsky Turner, died in 1989. 

Survivors include his second wife, Rosalind; two daughters, Sandra Mauro of Fairfax Station and Reene Curry of Springfield; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and three stepchildren. 

A graveside service with military honors will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the World War II Memorial Fund, American Battle Monuments Commission, P.O. Box 96766, Washington, D.C. 20090-6766. 
 

Venus G. Paden
Retired teacher 

Venus Gorden Paden, 95, died June 10, 2000, at her retirement home in Marshall. 

Mrs. Paden was born in Mountain View, Okla., in what was then Indian territory. Her parents were among the region's original settlers and founders of the Town of Mountain View. 

Mrs. Paden was a retired Oklahoma public school teacher. 

Survivors include a son, Jerard M. Paden of Catlett; four grandchildren, and five great-grandsons. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Paden, and her daughter, Kay Ann Carpenter Boswell. 

Interment will be in Oklahoma City. 
 

Violet J. Welch
Retired sales person 

Violet Jennings Welch, 84, of Arlington, died June 10, 2000, at her brother's home in Amissville. 

Born June 18, 1915, in Virginia, she was a daughter of the late James J. and Mayo Poe. 

Mrs. Welch worked as a sales person for the Hecht Co. and was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Arlington. 

Survivors include her brother, Ronnie Poe of Amissville, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Welch; two sisters, Rena Corbin and Irva Poe, and a brother, Raymond Poe. 

The Rev. J. Richard Winter conducted the service June 12 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Interment was in the Amissville United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
 

Harry Johnson
Front Royal resident 

Harry Johnson, 98, of Front Royal, died June 8, 2000, at his home. 

He was born March 15, 1902. 

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Carson of Beckley, of W.Va.; three brothers, William Johnson of Baltimore, James H. Johnson of Goochland and August Johnson of Philadelphia; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Faith Christian Church in Warrenton. 

Pastor Decker Tapscott will conduct the funeral at 1 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Faith Christian Church. Interment will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Front Royal. 


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