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Mrs. Helen V. Anderson
Mrs. Helen Virginia Anderson, 85, of Unionville died Tuesday, Oct. 7, at her home.
She was born in Lexington and was retired as the manager of a Northern Virginia apartment complex.
Mrs. Anderson was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Orange.
She was the widow of Theodore Anderson, and she is survived by two sons; Theodore Anderson Jr. of Vienna and Douglas Lane Anderson of Baltimore; six daughters, Shirley Marie Dearing of Rhoadesville, Barbara Jean Stotelmyer of Gordonsville, Judith Arlene Ritter of Leesburg, Fla., Carol Lee Anderson of Alexandria, Helen D. Edwards of Davidsonville, Md., and Ellen Sue Harris of Unionville; two brothers, Cecil Harris of Arlington and Russell Harris of Natural Bridge; 21 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Orange with the Rev. Terry Green officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home.
[Published October 8, 1997]

Maurice “Bub” Fancher II
Maurice Fancher II, 52, of Morristown, Tenn., formerly of Stafford County, died April 4 at home of leukemia.
Mr. Fancher was born in Charleston W.Va. He lived in Stafford from 1974 until 1993. He was an electrical engineer for the Metro Transit Authority in Washington and an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.
Among his survivors are his wife, Zoe Fancher of Stafford; a son, Maurice Fancher III of Dumfries, a daughter, Jennifer Bryant of Stafford and two grandchildren.
Wilson Funeral Home in Charleston handled the arrangements.
[Published October 8, 1997]

Lesley Wilbert Johnson
A funeral for Lesley Wilbert Johnson, 78, of King George County will be held at noon Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Supply.
The Rev. Joseph Toliver and the Rev. Kevin Sykes will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery where full Masonic Rites will be performed.
The body can be viewed from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Friday, when the family will receive friends until the funeral.
Mr. Johnson died Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond after a long illness.
He retired from the Army as a master sergeant and worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Supply, and a member of King George Masonic Lodge #314.
He is survived by a daughter, Michelle Brown of King George, a niece and a nephew.
C.W. Edwards Funeral Home in Bowling Green is handling the arrangements.
[Published October 8, 1997]

Mrs. Josephine Gallihugh
Mrs. Josephine Frances Gallihugh, 67, of Fredericksburg died Monday, Oct. 6, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Gallihugh was a native of Madison County.
She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Sue Virgel of Orange; two sisters, Hilda L. Thomas of Spotsylvania County and Mable L. Randall of Fredericksburg; one brother, Clarence A. Rider of Spotsylvania; and two grandchildren.
A funeral will be held Thursday at Etlan Cemetery at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends tomorrow at Found & Sons Funeral Home, 850 Sperryville Pike in Culpeper County, from 10 to 11 a.m.
[Published October 8, 1997]

Doris Strother Ransdell
A funeral for Doris Strother Ransdell, 68, of Satellite Beach, Fla., formerly of Owens, was held Sunday in Interlacken, Fla.
Mrs. Ransdell was born in Fredericksburg and lived in Owens until 1963 when she moved to Florida. She died Oct. 2 at home.
She was an organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Owens for 16 years, and she worked for civil service at Dahlgren.
Among her survivors are her daughter, Gail Williams Grayson of Orlando and her son, Glenn Williams of De Funiak Springs, Fla., who both grew up in Owens.
[Published October 8, 1997]

Mrs. Mary Ann Southall
Mrs. Mary Ann Southall, 58, of Fredericksburg died Monday, Oct. 6, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Southall was a native of King George County and a homemaker. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in King George County.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Southall; a son, Keith Southall of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Eugene “Buddy’ Stephens of Lynchburg and Mitchell Stephens of Fredericksburg; six sisters, Katherine Rebholtz of Port Orange, Fla., June Frank of King George, Betty Mae Henderson of Locust Grove, Jane Stephens, Bonnie J. Gerrard and Darlene Cox, all of Fredericksburg; and a granddaughter.
Mrs. Southall was preceded in death by a son, L. Thomas Southall Jr.
A funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Crossroads Baptist Church with G. Albert Brown officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be George Keel, Chuck Heckman, Bruce Wheeler, Marty Wheeler and Beril Southall and Jack Mills.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Spotsylvania Rescue Squad, Box 101, Spotsylvania, Va. 22553. 
[Published October 8, 1997]

Michael Bradford
Michael Bradford, an infant, died on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Funeral arrangements, which were incomplete this morning, are being handled by Found & Sons Funeral Service.
[Published October 8, 1997]

Mrs. Muriel Evelyn Voges
Mrs. Muriel Evelyn Voges, 99, of Fredericksburg died Friday, Oct. 3, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Jamaica, N.Y., Mrs. Voges was a homemaker. She attended Antioch United Methodist Church in Stafford County.
Survivors include a son, Robert Voges of Greenwich, Conn.; a daughter, Clare V. Gardner of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hartwood, with the Rev. Douglas G. Ebert officiating.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
[Published October 8, 1997]

Mrs. Annie M. Nash
A funeral for Mrs. Annie M. “Rennie” Nash, 84, of Lake of the Woods will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Burial will be at Washington National Cemetery in Suitland, Md.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Mrs. Nash died Monday, Oct. 6, at Culpeper Health Care Center.
She was a native of Elberton, Ga., and was the widow of Walter L. Nash.
She is survived by a son, Joseph Lee Nash of Stanley; two brothers, Norman Childs and James H. Childs, both of Elberton; three sisters, Edna C. Lumpkin of Lake of the Woods, Leone Kantala of Elberton and Julia Seymour of Marietta, Ga.; and five grandchildren.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial contributions to Lake of the Woods fire and rescue, Box 24, Locust Grove, Va. 22508.
[Published October 8, 1997]

E. Frances Funk, active in community
A funeral for Mrs. E. Frances Funk, 76, of Fredericksburg will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mullins & Thompson, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Allen H. Fisher officiating. Burial will be at the Quantico National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Funk died Monday, Oct.6, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born in Domino, Ky. She was retired as legal office manager from Shapiro Law Firm in Washington.
She was the widow of Eugene B. Funk and is survived by a son, Eugene B. Funk Jr. of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Susan T. Kruszka of Waldorf, Md., and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Funk graduated from Mary Washington College at the age of 59 with a bachelor of arts degree. She was an artist and an accomplished player of the piano, violin and dulcimer. She was a member of the Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church, the Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority, the Association of National Archives; Daughters of the American Revolution, a lifetime member of the National Genealogical Society and a member of the Fredericksburg Genealogical Society.
[Published October 8, 1997]

Sanford Miles “Butch” Boutchyard
Sanford Miles “Butch” Boutchyard, 58, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., died Sunday, Oct. 5, after a long medical illness.
A native of Fredericksburg, he graduated from Stafford High School. He was a former owner of Butch’s Hotdogs in Manteo, N.C., and a vendor at the North Carolina Aquarium. He was a member of the Outer Banks Worship Center in Nags Head, N.C., where he served in the jail ministries, Dream Center, Thirft Store and Family Life Center.
He served in the Marine Corp Reserves for six years.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Thomas Boutchyard; three sons, Sanford Miles Boutchyard Jr. of Midlothian, Michael Craig Boutchyard of Richmond and Jesse Dillon Boutchyard of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; a sister, Marilyn Henderson of Fredericksburg; a niece and several nephews.
A funeral will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Outer Banks Worship Center in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., with the Rev. David J. Daniels officiating. Burial will follow on Roanoke Island.
The family will receive friends tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, N.C. 
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Dare Challenge care of Outer Banks Worship Center, Box 668 Nags Head, N.C. 27959.
Twiford Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 
[Published October 6, 1997]

Lesley W. Johnson
Lesley W. Johnson, 78, of King George County died Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond after a long illness.
Funeral arrangements, which were incomplete this morning, are being handled by C.W. Edwards Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Josephine B. Snellings
Mrs. Josephine Bettis Snellings, 84, of Falmouth died Sunday, Oct. 5, at Potomac Point Geriatric Center.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is in charge of arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Jennie F.J. Taylor
Jennie Frances Jones Taylor, 67, of Yale died Thursday, Oct. 2, at Chippenham Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Percy Taylor Jr.; eight children, Sharon Streat, Stella Taylor, Linwood Taylor, Brevard Taylor, all of Richmond, Herman Taylor of Newark, Del., Mollie Bonner of Yale, Catherine Parker of Locust Grove, and Preston Taylor of Fayetteville, N.C.; 22 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Hyburnia Seaborne, Clara Jones and Rosa Smith.
A funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Yale. Burial will be in the Taylor family cemetery.
Pearson–Bond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Richard L. “Dick” Staples
Richard L. “Dick” Staples, 58, of Caroline County died of cancer Friday, Oct. 3, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond.
He was co-owner of Woodlawn Construction Co., was an accomplished navigator and had a deep interest in horses, driving his four draft horses for the Virginia State Fair Horse Hitch for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Diane M. Staples; a son, Adam Staples; a daughter, Wendy Staples, all of Ruther Glen; three brothers, Phillip F. Staples of Ruther Glen, William R. Staples of Delaplane and J. Jeffrey Staples of Goochland County; a sister, Carol van Schaik of Cavendish, Vt.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service and reception will be held at the Woodlawn Farm at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Reid Funeral Home Inc. of Ashland is handling funeral arrangements.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Ms. Louise J. Humes
Ms. Louise J. Humes of Orange County died Friday, Oct. 3, of a respiratory-related illness.
Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, which are incomplete this morning.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Mrs. Ora Azile Eley
Mrs. Ora Azile Eley, 74, of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Oct. 5, at her home.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling the arrangements which were incomplete this morning. 
[Published October 6, 1997]

James E. Pappas
James E. Pappas, 66, of Bridgeport., WVa., died Saturday, Oct. 4, after an extended illness.
Formerly of Fredericksburg, he was a graduate of James Monroe High School. He served 45 years as an officer in the Salvation Army, rising to the rank of major.
Survivors include his wife, Dea Pappas; two daughters; and several grandchildren.
A funeral will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Davis Funeral Home in Clarksburg, W.Va.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Martin J. Dilick
Martin J. Dilick, 26, of King George County died Friday, Oct. 3, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg of leukemia.
Born in Yokosuka, Japan, he worked for Future Technologies Inc. in Dahlgren. He was a 1989 graduate of King George High School, had attended Virginia Tech and was a part-time student at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in King George.
He is survived by his parents, Gregory and Jacquelyn Dilick of King George; two brothers, Paul T. Dilick of Reston and Mark A. Dilick of King George; two sisters, Theresa A. Dilick and Elizabeth M. Dilick, both of King George; maternal grandmother, Anne M. Bator of Warren, Pa.; and paternal grandmother, Norma M. Dilick of Barnes, Pa.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg. The Revs. John Cregan, Bill Aitcheson, Mark Moretti, Ron Gripshover and John Tewes will officiate. Burial will be in Historyland Memorial Park, King George.
Pallbearers will be Paul Dilick, Mark Dilick, John Dilick, Michael Dilick, Shawn Dilick, Scott Dilick, Joseph Castagnino and Joseph Miniuk.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with a rosary service starting at 8 p.m.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Missionaries of Charity, Gift of Peace, 2800 Otis St., N.E., Washington, D.C., 20018.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Mrs. Alice T.M. Jones
Mrs. Alice Thornton Meriwether Jones, 89, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa.
A native of Lynchburg, she was the widow of Michael G. Jones and a physician’s bookkeeper. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. 
Survivors include a daughter, Anne Jones Dickerson of Harrisburg; two sisters, Ruth Earley of Jacksonville, Fla., and Helen Martin of Lakeland, Fla.; and two grandchildren. 
A funeral will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Kent D. Rahm officiating.
Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kent Cueman and Pat Gallagher.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Trinity Episcopal Church, 825 College Ave., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling the arrangements.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Lewis “Mac” Twyman Jr.
Lewis Malcolm “Mac” Twyman Jr., 82, of Culpeper died Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community.
Born in Madison County, Mr. Twyman was a farmer in the Crooked Run area. He was a lifelong member of Crooked Run Baptist Church in Rapidan.
Since 1980 he was a resident of Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community where he served on the resident council, was a member of the choir and involved in many Bible study groups.
He is survived by two sisters, Lela May Button of Culpeper and Emma Willis Kerns of Lynchburg; and a brother, Vinton L. Twyman of Richmond.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8:30 at Preddy’s Funeral Home in Madison.
A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Floyd T. Binns and Dr. Raymond L. Spence Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Crooked Run Baptist Church cemetery.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Lt. Col. Kirby Kirks
Retired Lt. Col. Kirby P. Kirks, 71, of Fredericksburg died Friday, Sept. 26, at the Woodmont Health Care Center.
A native of Schoolfield, he was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After his retirement from the Army, he spent his remaining working career with Halifax Engineering Inc. in Alexandria. He retired there as vice president.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille S. Kirks; four sons, Steve Kirks of Manassas, Brad Kirks of Shippensburg, Pa., David Kirks of Freehold, N.J., and Michael Kirks of Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Mildred Hooper of Chesapeake, Frances Kahle of Raleigh, N.C., and Faye Simon of Manassas; and six grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Paul A. Horne officiating. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Home, Fredericksburg Chapel.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Mrs. Norma Pearce
Mrs. Norma J. Pearce, 54, of Dale City, died Saturday, Oct. 4, at Bowie Health Center in Bowie, Md.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is in charge of arrangements, which were incomplete this morning. 
[Published October 6, 1997]

Bruce “Buck” Robertson 
Bruce Edward “Buck” Robertson, 64, of Roanoke died Saturday, Oct. 4, at his home.
Local survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Betty Jane Normand and Eugene Normand of Fredericksburg; and two nephews, Albert Normand and Bruce Normand, also of Fredericksburg.
A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oakley’s Funeral Service, North Chapel, in Roanoke. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Dorothy Woodmansee
Mrs. Dorothy Mae Woodmansee, 76, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, Oct. 4, at Hospice of Northern Virginia Acute Care Unit in Arlington.
A native of Chicago, Mrs. Woodmansee was a homemaker. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the USO.
She was the widow of George A. Woodmansee.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane Coates of Fredericksburg, and three grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at North/Meadowlawn Cemetery in New Port Richey, Fla. The date has not been set. The Rev. Violet Bauer will officiate.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 4715 N. 15th St., Arlington, Va., 22205.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Russell Rollins Sacra
Ms. Russell Rollins Sacra, 86, of Port Royal died Sunday, Oct. 5, at her home in Caroline County.
Funeral arrangements, which were incomplete this morning, are being handled by Storke Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Thomas G. Bracken 
A funeral will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Marine Memorial Chapel in Quantico for Thomas George Bracken, 88, of Stafford County.
Burial will be in the Quantico National Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel.
Mr. Bracken died Friday, Oct. 3, at Avante At Roanoke Nursing Home in Roanoke.
Born in Malta, Mr. Bracken had retired as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was also a retired Civil Service worker. 
He was a member of the Marine Memorial Chapel in Quantico. He was a member of the Association of Recording Executives and Administrators and the National Classification Management Society. He was a Red Cross volunteer at DeWitt U.S. Army Hospital in Fort Belvoir for 12 years.
Survivors include his wife, Marie E. Bracken of Stafford; three daughters, Patricia Schwartz of Medfield, Mass., Susan Sweeney-Bodkin of Falls Church, Kathleen Donovan-Gore of Bedford; and a sister, Evelyn Martin of Mississauga, Canada.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jamie Schwartz, Jerome Sweeney, and Patrick Schwartz; honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Schwartz, Jim Schwartz and Danny Bracken.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Northern Virginia Alzheimer’s Association, Yorktown 50 Building, Suite 401, 8316 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, Va., 22031. 
[Published October 6, 1997]

Raymond Decatur, former councilman
A funeral for Raymond Randolph Decatur, 71, of Fredericksburg, who died of cancer on Friday, Oct. 3, will be held at 7:30 tonight at Fredericksburg Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will include Willie Conyers, Richard Decatur, Alvin Jones, Ralph Hicks Sr., Edward Hayden, John W. Kimman Jr., Harvey Walsh and Melvin Bradshaw. The Fredericksburg Host Lions Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Decatur was a former Fredericksburg City Councilman and past president of the Fredericksburg Host Lions Club.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Fredericksburg Host Lions Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Robert Cadow, 1106 William St., #922, Fredericksburg, Va., 22401; or the Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Va., 22401.
Bailey Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Mrs. Lynn Simensen Dye
Mrs. Lynn Simensen Dye, 43, of Stafford County died of cancer Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Medical College of Virginia.
A homemaker, Mrs. Dye was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Colonial Beach.
Survivors include her husband, Milton Bane Dye of Stafford; two daughters, Rebecca Dye and Lisa Dye, both of Fredericksburg; her parents, Charles and Mary Simensen of Colonial Beach; and a brother, Charles Simensen Jr. of Colonial Beach.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. William E. Jeffcoat officiating.
Burial will be in Richland Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Woodside, Ronnie Dye Jr., Jeff Dye, Robert Dye, Christopher Dye and Scott Dye.
Visitation will be private.
[Published October 6, 1997]

Ms. Girlvester Huffman
Ms. Girlvester Huffman, 83, of Spotsylvania County died Friday, Oct. 3, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg.
She was born in South Carolina and worked for the U.S. Department of State in Washington.
She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Thompson and Rachel Crowe, both of Spotsylvania; two sisters, Virginia Walker of New York and Roxie Mayfield of Pasadena, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
No funeral is planned.
[Published October 6, 1997]


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