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Steven R. Mooney, funeral is Friday
A funeral for Steven Ryan Mooney, 21, of Fredericksburg will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Pastor Don Smith will officiate, and burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be David Gates, Ronald Fleming Sr., Chris Pendergraft, Doug Farris, Paul Perry, Robert Hoover and Ann Waldron.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Mooney died Monday, June 2, at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond of leukemia.
In February Mr. Mooney received a bone-marrow transplant that was followed by complications.
Born in Falls Church, he was a sales representative for Geico.
He was a member of Demolay, Karate Concepts and was a member of the Christian rock band Doug Farris & Company, in which he played lead guitar.
He was a 1994 graduate of Stafford Senior High School and attended Germanna Community College.
Survivors include his parents, Bill and Shirley Mooney of Fredericksburg; a brother, Billy Mooney of Fredericksburg; his maternal grandparents, George and Ev Carrico of Colonial Beach; and a niece and a nephew who made their home with the family, Samanatha Mooney and Christopher Mooney.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Leukemia Foundation Society of America, 2101 Executive Drive, Box 21, Hampton, Va. 23666.
[Published June 3, 1997]

Horace W. Hundley
Horace William Hundley, 72, of Montross died Monday, June 2, at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.
Mr. Hundley was a member of Cople Parish and had retired as a refrigeration and electrical engineer from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division.
Survivors include his wife, Doris C. Hundley; two daughters, Sandra Hundley and Sharon Chatham, both of Montross; two brothers, Edward F. Hundley and Leon A. Hundley, both of Montross; three sisters, Norma C. Robinson of Warsaw, Grace H. Edmonston of Montross and Marianne H. Foxwell of Mechanicsville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Welch Funeral Home, Montross, with burial in St. James Episcopal Church cemetery at Tidwells.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to St. James Episcopal Church, Cople Parish, Box 110, Hague, Va. 22469.
[Published June 3, 1997]

Mrs. Jennie Dezack
Mrs. Jennie Dezack, 78, formerly of Washington, Pa., died today, June 4, at the home of her daughter, Maralyn Roulley of Fredericksburg. Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published June 3, 1997]

Mrs. Marguerite Whitney
Mrs. Marguerite Whitney, 61, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, June 3, at Mary Washington Hospital. Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published June 3, 1997]

Junious A. Foxx
Junious Andrew Foxx, 45, of Ruther Glen in Caroline County died at his home Sunday, June 1, after a short illness.
Survivors include his mother, Mary L. Foxx of Ruther Glen; six sisters, Magdalene Anderson of Ruther Glen, Goldie Jones of Garrisonville, Lottie L. Greene of Ruther Glen, Mary Derricotte and Ruth Parker, both of Ruther Glen, and Florence Hughes of Spotsylvania; two brothers, Richard L. and Harold Foxx, both of Ruther Glen; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oxford Mount Zion Baptist Church, Ruther Glen, with the Rev. C.C. Lee officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, Ashland, is handling the arrangements.
[Published June 3, 1997]

Mrs. Bertha C. Roles
Mrs. Bertha Mae Cline Roles, 72, of Pennsylvania, formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, June 2, at Uniontown Hospital in Uniontown, Pa.
Born in West Virginia, she had worked at the Quantico Marine Corps Base cafeteria. She was the widow of Ernest B. Cline.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Roles; two sons, Douglas Cline Sr. of Fredericksburg and Gary Wayne Cline of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Rose Marie Sealock of Fredericksburg and Marsha Gump of Pennsylvania; a brother, David Barnhart of New Jersey; four sisters, Rose Pearson, Jennie Meligan and Donna Tingler, all of West Virginia, and Eloise Smith of Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Friday in Stafford Memorial Park.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling the arrangements.
[Published June 3, 1997]

Hank Mergenthal
Funeral is Friday
A funeral for Harry Elsworth “Hank” Mergenthal, 75, of Falmouth will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Christopher M. Buckner will officiate, and burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be James M. Rule, Sydnor Billingsley, Raymond Dameron Sr., John Sybyl, John Druiett, George Lewis, James Burton and Elza Monroe.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with a wake service to begin at 8 p.m.
Mr. Mergenthal died Tuesday, June 3, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond.
Born in Bellevue, Ky., he was the former owner and operator of Allied Bookkeeping Services and former owner and operator of Chatham Coin Laundry.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, was a graduate of Southeastern University in Washington and was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 875 in Fredericksburg. He was also a charter member of the Knights of Columbus No. 4034 in Fredericksburg, was a member of the American Legion Post No. 290 and was a former member and treasurer of the Kenmore Foundation.
He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Stefaniga Mergenthal; two sons, Ken Mergenthal of Ladysmith and David Mergenthal of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Dianne Lewis of Chesterfield and Jane Simonpietri of Fredericksburg; a brother, Arthur Mergenthal of Bellevue, Ky.; and seven grandchildren.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Building Fund of Holy Cross Academy, c/o St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401; or to Mountain View Rescue Squad, 1268 Mountain View Road, Falmouth, Va. 22406.
[Published June 3, 1997]

Thomas Dudley Ashley Jr.
Thomas Dudley Ashley Jr., 75, of Fredericksburg died Monday, June 2, at Mary Washington Hospital. Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published June 3, 1997]

Mrs. Laura A. Curry
A graveside service for Mrs. Laura Alberts Curry, 66, of Stafford County will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Rock Hill Baptist Church cemetery in Stafford County. The Rev. Wayne Green, the Rev. Walter Lewis and the Rev. Marvin Kirby will officiate.
Mrs. Curry died Tuesday, March 11, at Fredericksburg Nursing Home. A memorial service was held March 15 at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
Born in Iowa, she was a 1948 graduate of West Point High School. She was a member of the first adult LPN class at Mary Washington Hospital and worked in the nursery department at the hospital for 29 years.
She was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. M. Paul Curry; a son, Leslie Paul Curry of Stafford; a granddaughter and four grandsons.
[Published June 6, 1997]

Mrs. Peggy A. Whitney
A funeral for Mrs. Marguerite Agnes “Peggy” Whitney, 61, of Fredericksburg was held at 9:30 today at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. The Rev. Michael Orlowsky officiated, and burial was in Quantico National Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Malcolm Dew, Charles Richmond, Mike Butchino, Albert C. Brown, John Usher, Kevin Wellerman and Andy Tuttle.
Mrs. Whitney died Tuesday, June 3, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Vermont, she is survived by her husband of 41 years, Donald E. Whitney; a son, William Wayne Whitney of Fredericksburg; three daughters, Marguerite W. Dew of Stella, N.C., Donna Marie Richmond of Jacksonville, N.C., and Kathleen Louise Butchino of Snow Hill, N.C.; two brothers, Edward Brougham of Manchester, Maine, and Francis Brougham of North Jay, Maine; two sisters, Patricia Carleton of Farmington, Maine, and Eileen Dorman of Wilton, Maine; and four grandchildren.
[Published June 6, 1997]

Alec John Vitarius
Alec John Vitarius, 21, of Thornburg in Caroline County died Thursday, June 5, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published June 6, 1997]

Lawrence L. Kay Jr.
A funeral for Lawrence L. Kay Jr., 82, of Spotsylvania County will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Bailey Funeral Service. The Rev. S.H. Carter will officiate, and burial will be in Mount Lawn Cemetery in Woodford.
The body may be viewed from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Kay died Wednesday, June 4, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond.
Born in Caroline County, he had retired as a truck driver and was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include two brothers, Earl Kay of Spotsylvania and Howard Kay of Maryland; and a sister, Carolyn Kay of Little Rock, Ark.
[Published June 6, 1997]

Edith H. Guy
Edith H. Guy, 75, of Fredericksburg died Monday, June 9, at Mary Washington Hospital. 
Born in Stafford County, she was the widow of the late Elmer A. Guy. 
She is survived by two sisters, Mary Surles of Fredericksburg and Maggie Beagle of Richmond. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. The body may be viewed Thursday from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service. The Rev. James Coleman will officiate. The burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. 
Pallbearers will be Ray Crisp, Wayne Henderson, Warren Beagle, David Wildermuth, Willie Beagle and Kenneth Carter.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling arrangements. 
[Published June 10, 1997]

Mrs. Ethel Webster
A funeral for Mrs. Ethel Webster, 84, of Washington will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Salem Baptist Church, N.W., Washington, with the Rev. Leonard Howard officiating. Burial will be at Little Ark Baptist Church in King George County. 
Mrs. Webster died Friday, June 6, at Washington D.C. General Hospital.
Survivors include a son, Michael Webster of Los Angeles; a daughter, Rosie Lynch of Washington; two sisters, Edna Butler and Sarah Budd, both of Washington.
The body can be viewed from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Little Ark Baptist Church.
Arrangements were made by Latney Funeral Home. 
[Published June 10, 1997]

Josephine Lewis
Ms. Josephine Lewis, 89, of Detroit died yesterday, June 10, at Sinai Hospital in Detroit. 
She is survived by one son, Ennis O. Lewis of Fredericksburg, and one daughter. 
Bailey Funeral Service is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning. 
[Published June 10, 1997]

Thornton H. Turner
Thornton H. Turner, 66, of Caroline County died Monday, June 9, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Turner was a native of Caroline. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodford and was a retired warehouseman from the Quantico Marine Corps Base.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Irene Turner of Woodford; one stepdaughter, Emma J. Lewis of Richmond; one brother, William Howard of Woodford; four sisters, Hattie Wormley of Fredericksburg, Edyth McLaurine of Fredericksburg, Blanche Crawford of New York City and Mildred Jackson of Morristown, N.J.
A funeral will be held Saturday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Woodford. The Rev. Carl Bentley will officiate. Interment will be in the Guss Memorial Family Cemetery of Woodford.
Mr. Turner’s remains may be viewed at Bailey Funeral Home on Friday from noon to 9 p.m.
[Published June 10, 1997]

Mrs. Judith S. Perry
Mrs. Judith Sorrells Perry, 36, of Caroline County died Sunday, June 8, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Fredericksburg, she worked as a cook and delivery driver for Pizza Hut in Ashland.
Survivors include her husband, James Perry; her parents, Melvin E. Sorrells and Ruth M. Sorrells; a son, James Perry Jr. of Caroline; a daughter, Jennifer Perry of Caroline; three brothers, Donald E. Sorrells of Spotsylvania, Dennis W. Sorrells of Petersburg, and Roger L. Sorrells of Spotsylvania; three sisters, Florence A. Herring of Earlysville and Brenda K. Dillard and Donna L. McLeod, both of Spotsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. today at Hebron Baptist Church.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, handled arrangements.
[Published June 10, 1997]

Robert W. Holmes
Robert Willard Holmes, 76, of Fredericksburg died Monday, June 9, at his residence. 
Born Dec. 13, 1920, in Fauquier County, he was the son of the late Carley W. Holmes and the late Pauline D. Bridwell.
Mr. Holmes was a World War II Army veteran, having served in Europe from the Invasion of Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge.
He retired 33 years after serving with the Civil Service in Quantico.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jessie Duffey Holmes. 
A funeral will be held Thursday, June 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The Rev. Carrington Bailey will officiate. Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling the arrangements.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Mary Washington Hospice, 406 Chatham Square, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.
[Published June 10, 1997]

Helen T. Gaither
Helen Thurston Gaither, 84, of Rhoadesville, Va., died Thursday, June 5, at the Fredericksburg Nursing Home.
Born Dec. 6, 1912, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ruben Thornton and the late Georgia Carter Thornton. She was the widow of Chester B. Gaither.
She is survived by six daughters, Virginia Sheppard–Louisa of Louisa, Helen Rountree of Manassas, Joan Graves of Rhoadesville, Barbara Black of New Carlton, Md., Joyce Kinnard of Greenbelt, Md., and Lucille Walker of Willow Grove, Pa.; three brothers, John R. Thurston of Louisa, Joseph Thurston of Rhoadesville, and William H. Thurston of Penryn, Pa. She is also survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Tuesday, June 10, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Rhoadesville. The Rev. James McIntosh gave the eulogy, and the Rev. James Jackson officiated. 
Arrangements were handled by Satchell’s Funeral Service, Orange. 
[Published June 10, 1997]

John E. Purnell
John E. Purnell, 34, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, June 10, in Stafford County.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. 
[Published June 10, 1997]

Mrs. Dorothy A.K. Howell
Mrs. Dorothy Anna Koller Howell, 71, of Hartwood died Tuesday, June 10, at her residence.
Born in Englewood, N.J., she retired as a school bus driver for Stafford County schools.
She was a member of the Fredericksburg Baptist Church and Baraca Bible class there, a member of the Fredericksburg Senior Citizens and a member of the Fredericksburg Senior Citizens Craft Group.
Survivors include her husband, William C. Howell Jr.; five sons, William C. Howell III of Dale City, John Baldwin Howell of the home, James Avery Howell of the home, the Rev. Steven David Howell of Grand Junction, Colo., and Wayne Evan Howell of Spotsylvania County; a sister, Eleanor Niegel of Spirit Lake, Idaho; and six grandchildren.
A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. J. Larry Haun officiating. 
Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Luther Dallman, John Sinnett, Robert Kane, Rudolph Griffith, Robert Sebastian and Fred Hinshaw.
The family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Fredericksburg Baptist Church Baraca Class, 1019 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401. 
[Published June 10, 1997]


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