Miscellaneous Fauquier County, Virginia Obituaries

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Sandra G. Brooks - Loan processor

Sandra Gayle Brooks, 57, of Bealeton, died Oct. 20, 2001, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church.

Born May 30, 1944, in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of Eunice Pearle Floyd of Hyattsville, Md., and the late Frank Floyd.

Mrs. Brooks worked 15 years as a loan processor at Farm Credit in Warrenton. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Midland.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband of 38 years, Johnny L. Brooks of Bealeton; a son, Scott P. Brooks of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Andrea M. Campbell of Crestview, Fla.; two brothers, Erroll Floyd of Phoenix, Ariz., and Douglas Floyd of Hyattsville, Md.; a sister, Lois Ritchie of Hyattsville, Md., and two grandchildren.

The Rev. Peyton Embrey will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Midland. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1749, Vienna, Va. 22183-1749, or to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 12714 Elk Run Road, Midland, Va. 22728.

Jack M. Allison - Auto mechanic

Jack Martin Allison, 93, of Warrenton, died Oct. 17, 2001, at Jacqueís Adult Care Inc.

Born March 1, 1908, in Warrenton, he was a son of the late Edward M. and Susan Catherine Campbell Allison.

Mr. Allison worked as a mechanic for the Chevrolet dealer in Warrenton and was a member of the Warrenton Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Jane D. Smith of Boca Raton, Fla., and Susan Catherine Bull of Kensington, Md.; a brother, Robert R. Allison of Richmond, and several nephews and nieces.

A service took place Oct. 20 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Interment was in the Warrenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Warrenton Baptist Church, 123 Main St., Warrenton, Va. 20186.

Gwen C. Brown - Church leader

Gwen Chadwick Brown, 86, of Warrenton, died Oct. 16, 2001, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Statesboro, Ga.

He was born Jan. 24, 1915.

Mr. Brown retired as a cook at the Warrenton Training Center. He was a member of the senior choir, chancel choir, menís choir, usherís board, menís club, emergency club and budget boosterís club at First Baptist Church in Warrenton. He also was a member of Viewtree Masonic Lodge 142.

Survivors include nephews, nieces and cousins.

The Rev. Matthew Zimmerman conducted the funeral Oct. 20 at First Baptist Church in Warrenton. Interment was in the Warrenton Cemetery.

Forest E. Lyles Jr. - St. John groundskeeper

Forest Emery Lyles Jr., 66, of Warrenton, died Oct. 19, 2001, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church.

Born Jan. 9, 1935, Mr. Lyles worked many years as the groundskeeper at St. John Catholic Church and School in Warrenton.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Lyles of Decatur, Ga.; a daughter, Nancy Johnson of Chantilly; a son, Forest Lyles III of Beloit, Wis.; a sister, Helen Carroll of Silver Spring, Md.; three brothers, Teddy Lyles of Germantown, Md., Robert Lyles of North Carolina and James Lyles; three stepdaughters, Betty Chase of Frederick, Md., Doretha Davenport of Centreville and Etta Lucas of Reston; three stepsons, Elwood Chase of Reston, Charles Chase of Strasburg, Md., and David Chase of Frederick, Md., and 16 grandchildren.

The Rev. C. Wayne Jones conducted the funeral Oct. 24 at the Church of Christ in Warrenton. Interment was in the Bright View Cemetery near Warrenton.

Marian R. Thomas - Silver Spring resident

Marian Rader Thomas, 94, of Silver Spring, Md., died Oct. 18, 2001.

Born Sept. 10, 1907, in Broadway, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Eliza Showalter Rader.

Survivors include a son, J. Paul Thomas of Silver Spring; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Rector Thomas.

A graveside service took place Oct. 22 at the Middleburg Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion Church Preservation Association, Box 15, Leesburg, Va. 20178-0015.

Arthur T. Surkamp - Silver Star recipient

Arthur Thurston Surkamp, 79, of Middleburg, died Oct. 17, 2001, after a heart attack.

Born March 13, 1922, in New York, N.Y., he was a son of the late Arthur and Charlotte Surkamp.

A retired Army colonel, he was active in equestrian activities. He was a 1943 graduate of U.S. Military Academy, where he played on the polo team.

He served in Europe during World War II. Col. Surkampís later assignments included the office of research and development with the Army Corps of Engineers at the Pentagon, chief engineer of the II Field Force in Vietnam and project manager of the night vision laboratories at Fort Belvoir.

Col. Surkamp earned the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and four awards of the Air Medal.

In the 1980s he oversaw security for major steeplechase races at Great Meadow near The Plains. He won the 1994 Virginia Trail Riderís Association 50-mile ride. Col. Surkamp was a member of the Orange County Hunt.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Surkamp of Middleburg; his children, Susan S. Anderson of Boston, Mass., James Thurston Surkamp of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Arthur T. Surkamp Jr. of Manassas; his stepchildren, Lynda B. McCann of Gray, Maine, Robin B. Rowe of Hartford, Conn., and Elizabeth B. Hume of Lower Heidleberg, Pa.; a sister, Ann Hogan of Indian River Colony, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral took place Oct. 22 at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains. Interment took place Oct. 25 at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Rosa B. Johnson - Fauquier native

Rosa Belle Johnson, 79, of Culpeper, died Oct. 18, 2001, at Culpeper Regional Hospital.

Born Oct. 6, 1922, in Fauquier County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Wilton Wright and Hattie Frances Wright.

Mrs. Johnson was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for her family.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Huff of Culpeper; a sister, Nancy Johnson of Rixeyville; five brothers, Herbert Wright of Delaplane, Charles Edward Wright of Marshall, Henry Wright of Stephenson, Calvin Wright of Winchester and Thurston Wright of White Post; four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Vernon Johnson; two infant sons; a daughter, Barbara Anne Knowlton, and a sister, Dorothy Ann Fewell.

The Rev. Russ Russell conducted the funeral Oct. 22 at Found and Sons Chapel in Culpeper. 
 

Augustine V. Davidson - Shift manager

Augustine Victoria Davidson, 42, of Warrenton, died Feb. 1, 2002, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

She was born Jan. 24, 1960.

Ms. Davidson graduated from Fauquier High School in 1979 and earned a bachelorís degree in business from Averett College in Danville. She worked as a shift manager.

Survivors include a daughter, Dominique Garrett of Vienna; a son, Richard Davidson of Warrenton; her mother, Elizabeth W. Gaines of Warrenton; a sister, Gwendolyn Gaines of Warrenton; three brothers, Charles H. Washington Sr. of Catlett, James E. Washington of Reston and Wallace B. Washington of Warrenton; two stepsisters, Katherine Thompson of Warrenton and Mary Smith of Herndon, and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 7, at the First Baptist Church in Warrenton. The Rev. Matthew Zimmerman Jr. will conduct a funeral at noon at the church. Interment will take place at Bright View Cemetery near Warrenton.

Minnie Jane Brown - Marshall resident

Minnie Jane Brown, 75, of Marshall, died Feb. 4, 2002, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church.

Mrs. Brown was born at Ada on Nov. 14, 1926, daughter of the late Raymond Carter and Lucy Carter.

Survivors include her husband, Edward R. Brown; a daughter, Janie Brown of Marshall; two sons, Frank Brown of Wilmington, N.C., and Leroy Brown of Culpeper; four sisters, Lorraine Thorpe, Francis Carter, Ann Shenk and Daisy Hensley, all of Ada; six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Royston Funeral Home in Marshall. The Rev. Hurley Shortt will conduct services at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Marshall Cemetery.

Alberta L. Barbour - Newspaper carrier

Alberta Lee Barbour, 75, of Culpeper, died Aug. 21, 1926, at Culpeper Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 21, 1926, Mrs. Barbour worked as a newspaper carrier.

Survivors include her husband, Felix Barbour of Culpeper; a daughter, Cassie Grayson of Manassas; two sons, George Grayson Jr. of Culpeper and Albert Grayson of Front Royal; 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9, at Bethel Baptist Church in Amissville. The Rev. Forrest Freeman will conduct the funeral at noon at the church. Interment will take place in the Grigsby family cemetery in Amissville.

Eldridge L. Schaeffer - Air Force veteran

Eldridge L. Schaeffer, 69, of Warrenton, died Feb. 1, 2002, at Fauquier Hospital.

He was born Aug. 13, 1932, in Manassas.

Mr. Schaeffer served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He was a member of the Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Co. from 1959 to 1967. He retired after 24 years at Dulles International Airport where he worked as a mobile lounge supervisor.

Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Schaeffer of Warrenton; four sons, Eldridge L. Schaeffer of Manassas, Dale Schaeffer of Tennessee, Gary Schaeffer of Warrenton and Gregory Schaeffer of Spotsylvania; two brothers, Marvin Schaeffer of Manassas and Bobby Schaeffer of Manassas; three sisters, Opal Butler of Pulaski, Dot Havener of West Virginia and Lois Williams of Manassas; a brother, Cecil Schaeffer of Manassas; 11 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

The Rev. William Butler conducted a service Feb. 6 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Interment took place at Stonewall Memory Gardens near Manassas.

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

Margaret M. Stover - Amissville resident

Margaret Marie Stover, 73, of Amissville, died Jan. 29, 2002, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church.

Born June 3, 1928, in Virginia, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Mary Green.

Mrs. Stover worked many years as a clerk at Carriage House Cleaners in Warrenton. She was a member of the Amissville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Wallace Benton Stover of Amissville; a daughter, Donna S. Oliver of Amissville; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Roger Stover, Ronny Stover and Wallace B. Stover Jr., and a sister, Virginia Bywaters.

The Rev. Dr. Edward Taylor II conducted a service Feb. 1 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Interment took place at the Amissville United Methodist Church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amissville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 147, Amissville, Va. 20106, or to the Amissville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 158, Amissville, Va. 20106.

Catherine V. Sloper - Sumerduck resident

Catherine Virginia Sloper, 88, of Sumerduck, died Feb. 3, 2002, at Fauquier Hospital.

Born Oct. 26, 1913, in Catharpin, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Margaret Susan Sloper.

Mrs. Sloper was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Orange County, Fla. She worked as a caregiver.

Survivors include a sister, Edna McCauley of Sumerduck and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Davis, Margaret McCuin, Josie Palmer and Lula Pierson, and two brothers, Johnny Sloper and Raymond Sloper.

The Rev. Jack George will conduct a service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The family will receive friends for an hour before the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fauquier SPCA, P.O. Box 73, Warrenton, Va. 20188.

Ruben M. Andes - Lifelong horseman

Ruben Michael Andes, 92, of Middleburg, died Feb. 1, 2002, of congestive heart failure at Loudoun Long Term Care in Leesburg.

He was born Aug. 25, 1909, in New Market, a son of the late Ruben and Elizabeth Hupp Andes.

Mr. Andes worked all his life with horses and retired after 25 years from Oakendale Farm near Middleburg.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Andes.

A service took place Feb. 4 at Royston Funeral Home in Middleburg. Interment took place at Leeds Cemetery in Hume.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Middleburg Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Joe A. Starks - U.S. Army veteran

Joe Anthony Starks, 35, of Manassas and formerly of Midland, died Jan. 29, 2002, at Fauquier Hospital.

He was born Sept. 17, 1966.

Mr. Starks graduated from Fauquier High School in 1985. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church near Warrenton. Mr. Starks worked 12 years as a technician for APAC Asphalt Co.

Survivors include his father, Robert Starks of Midland; a son, Anthony J. Starks of Manassas, and his fiancée, Stella Lopez of Manassas.

Pastor Decker Tapscott conducted the funeral Feb. 2 at Faith Christian Church in Warrenton. Interment took place at Bright View Cemetery near Warrenton.


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