Miscellaneous Fredericksburg County, Virginia Obituaries
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Mrs. Marie F. Smoot
Mrs. Marie Faison Smoot, 95, of Colonial Beach died Sunday, Oct. 5, at home.
Mrs. Smoot was born at Wakefield. She was a member of the Colonial Beach United Methodist Church. She played the piano for silent movies in her early years and was also a substitute teacher in Colonial Beach.
She was the widow of George “Benny” Smoot, and she is survived by a daughter, Betty S. Horner of Montross; a son, George W. “Bill” Smoot of Dahlgren; four grandsons; two great-granddaughters; five step grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in Colonial Beach with the Rev. Robert Lawrence officiating. Burial will be at the Popes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Baynesville.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad.
The family will receive friends today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nash & Slaw Funeral Home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, 22443; or Popes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Rt. 1, Montross, Va., 22520.
[Published October 7, 1997]

Mrs. Josephine Snellings
A funeral for Mrs. Josephine Bettis Snellings, 84, of Fredericksburg will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
The Rev. Richard L. Clore will officiate. Burial will be at Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lester L. Limerick, John F. Snellings, Holland Turnes, James Raines, Kenneth Snellings and John Hoskins. 
Mrs. Snellings, a native of Stafford County, died Sunday, Oct. 5, at Potomac Point Health Center Inc.
She had worked in the cutting department for G & H Manufacturing Co. in Fredericksburg, and she was a member of Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church.
Mrs. Snellings was the widow of Nelson J. Snellings, and she is survived by four brothers-in-law.
The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mullins & Thompson, Fredericksburg Chapel.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 256 Enon Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22406. 
[Published October 7, 1997]

Douglas M. Hart
Douglas Matthew Hart, 29, who grew up in Fredericksburg, died last Tuesday in Richmond.
Mr. Hart studied fine arts and attended the Tante Marie Culinary Institute in San Francisco.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Bradish Hart of Virginia Beach; his brother, Neil Hart of New York; and his grandmothers, Mabel Bradish of California and Lynnie Hart of New Hampshire.
A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. at Star of the Sea Catholic Parish, 1404 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, by the Rev. James E. Dorson.
The family suggests that donations be made to SAGE (Substance Abuse Group Education) 601 Caroline St., Suite 403 Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Kellum Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
[Published October 7, 1997]

Mrs. Russell Rollins Sacra
A funeral for Mrs. Russell Rollins Sacra, 86, of Port Royal will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Storke Funeral Home chapel at Bowling Green. The Rev. John McKay will officiate. 
Mrs. Sacra, died Sunday, Oct. 5, at her home.
A Caroline County native, Mrs. Sacra was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Port Royal.
She was the widow of John Walter Sacra. There are no immediate survivors.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Storke Funeral Home chapel at Bowling Green. The Rev. John McKay will officiate. Pallbearers will be Lewis Rollins, Michael Rollins, Paul McDonald, Richard Covington, Stuart Cecil and Emmett Fitzgerald. 
[Published October 7, 1997]

Mrs. Norma Jean Pearce
A memorial service for Mrs. Norma Jean Pearce, 54, of Dale City will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Pentagon, Room 5A1070.
A funeral will be held at Round Oak Baptist Church Thursday at 11 a.m. with the pastor the Rev. Randolph M. Newsome Jr. and the Rev. Charlie Chilton of Grace Baptist Church in Dale City officiating.
Burial will be in the Round Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
Mrs. Pearce died Saturday at Bowie Health Center, in Bowie, Md. of cardiac arrest.
She worked for the U.S. government as the special assistant to the secretary of the Air Force.
She was a member of the Road Oak Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Bickett Pearce of Dale City; two sons, Anthony Todd Pearce of Semmes, Ala., and Donald Bickett Pearce II of Wilmer, Ala.; her mother, Margaret Young of Woodford; two brothers, Ronald Young of Springfield and Ernest “Ernie” Young of Woodford; two sisters, Betty McKay of Charlotte, N.C., and Carolyn Young of Fredericksburg; and one grandchild.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Round Oak Baptist Church, New Building Fund, Box 129, Corbin, Va. 22446.
[Published October 7, 1997]

Mrs. Lou Finch Sydnor
Mrs. Lou Finch Sydnor, 82, of Colonial Beach died Monday, Oct. 6, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.
Mrs. Sydnor was born in Bailey, N.C. She was a keypunch operator, and a member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin W. Sydnor of Colonial Beach; a daughter, Blanche R. Hammill of Colonial Beach; a brother, Rosenthal Finch of Spring Home, N.C.; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in Colonial Beach with the Rev. Greg McClain officiating.
Burial will be at Washington National Cemetery in Suitland, Md.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Nash & Slaw Funeral Home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, 22443.
[Published October 7, 1997]

Mrs. Ora Cropp Eley
A funeral for Mrs. Ora Cropp Eley, 74, of Fredericksburg will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
The Rev. Howard Cates and Dr. J. Larry Haun will officiate. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Darrin Bache, John Reid, Park Pierson, Rick Ross, Nelson Withers and Jim Powell.
Mrs. Eley died Sunday, Oct. 5, at her home.
She was a member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church and was retired as manager of Snellings 7–Elevens.
Mrs. Eley was the widow of David Wilson Eley, and she is survived by a daughter, Jerry Eley Snellings of Fredericksburg; a brother, Linwood Ashby Cropp of Midland; two sisters, Elaine Cropp Cook and Betty L. Bache, both of Fredericksburg, and one grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
[Published October 7, 1997]

Mrs. E. Frances Funk
Mrs. E. Frances Funk, 76, of Fredericksburg died Monday, Oct. 6, at Mary Washington Hospital. 
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling the arrangements, and they were incomplete this morning.
[Published October 7, 1997]

Charlton Eugene Gnadt
Charlton “Charlie” Eugene Gnadt, 80, of Manassas died Saturday, Oct. 4, at Prince William Hospital in Manassas.
Mr. Gnadt had a long political career in Prince William County beginning in 1949 when he was appointed commissioner of revenue. He was elected to a four-year term in 1951 and re-elected for three successive four-year terms.
He resigned in 1965 to accept a special assignment with U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. in Washington.
He was appointed clerk of the Circuit Court for Prince William County in 1973, elected to fill the unexpired term in 1974, and re-elected in 1975 and 1983. 
He retired as clerk of the circuit court for the judicial circuit in 1991.
Mr. Gnadt was an Army veteran of World War II. He was involved in numerous community activities.
His survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sophia Wingfield Gnadt; a daughter, Lynn Jenkins Dolce of Manassas; a son, Carlton E. Gnadt Jr. of Woodbridge; two sisters, Irene G. Brinson of Fredericksburg and Linda G. Brannock of Winter Haven, Fla.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held this morning at Buckhall United Methodist Church with burial at Quantico National Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 1000, Falls Church, Va. 22042; or to Buckhall United Methodist Church Building Fund, 10251 Moore Drive, Manassas, Va., 20110.
Blasius–Baker Funeral Home in Manassas was in charge of arrangements.
[Published October 7, 1997]

Lesley Wilbert Johnson
A funeral for Lesley Wilbert Johnson, 78, of King George 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.
The body can be viewed from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Friday, when the family will receive friends until the service.
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 7, 1997]

Stella “Granny” Jones
Mrs. Stella Peace “Granny” Newcomb Jones, 95, formerly of Ladysmith, died Monday, Oct. 6, at Chippenham Medical Center in Richmond. She was a resident of Beaufont Health Care in Richmond.
Mrs. Jones worked in the cafeteria at Ladysmith High School for 18 years and was the first dispatcher for the Ladysmith Rescue Squad. She was a charter member of Ladysmith Baptist Church.
She was the widow of Clarence Newcomb and W.S. Jones.
Survivors include two daughters, Doris Hebert of New Orleans and Koba Hockaday of Richmond; two stepdaughters, Ruby Zabawacq of Arlington and Ruth Barlow of Bowling Green; three sons, Clarence Newcomb and John Newcomb of New Orleans, and K.W. Jones of Ladysmith; three sisters, Martha Chavis and Opal Largecq of Danville and Mallie Jacobs of Plant City, Fla.; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Swicegood Funeral Home in Danville with the Rev. Andrew Bullock officiating. Burial will follow in Scholfield Cemetery in Danville.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Ladysmith Baptist Church, Box 127, Ladysmith, Va., 22501, or Ladysmith Rescue Squad, Box 186, Ladysmith, Va. 22501. 
[Published October 7, 1997]

Mrs. Annie Rennie Nash
Mrs. Annie Rennie Nash, 84, of Lake of the Woods died Monday, Oct. 6, at the Culpeper Health Care Center in Culpeper.
Arrangements are incomplete at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
[Published October 7, 1997]

Mrs. Doris Ransdell
Mrs. Doris Ransdell, 68, of Satellite Beach, Fla., formerly of Owens, died Thursday at her home. A funeral was held Sunday in Florida.
Mrs. Ransdell was born in Fredericksburg and lived in Owens until 1969 when she moved to Florida.
[Published October 7, 1997]

Mrs. Geraldine F. Luck
Mrs. Geraldine F. Luck, 78, of Locust Grove, formerly of Alexandria, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the home of her sister, Florence B. Conner, with whom she was residing.
Besides her sister of Locust Grove, Mrs. Luck is survived by another sister, Evelyn Koerber; two nieces; a great-niece and a great-nephew.
She was the widow of James B. Luck.
A Mass of Christian burial will be said at noon Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria. Burial will be in Mount Comfort Cemetery there.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to St. Louis Catholic Church, 2907 Popkins Lane, Alexandria 22306; or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 310 S. Royal St., Alexandria, Va. 22314.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Everly–Wheatley Funeral Home, Alexandria.
[Published October 2, 1997]

Mrs. Jane A. Linkous
Mrs. Jane Aydlotte Linkous, 80, of Richmond, formerly of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Poquoson after a lengthy illness.
She was the widow of Bernard Kellems Linkous.
Survivors include two sons, Robert B. Linkous of Wirtz and William T. Linkous of Richmond; a daughter, Olivia J. Gallagher of Poquoson; a sister, Clara Aydlotte Jones; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bliley Funeral Home, Staples Mill Chapel, Richmond. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens there.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
[Published October 2, 1997]

Mrs. Peggy L. Hicks
Mrs. Peggy L. Hicks, 35, of Stafford County died of cancer Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Fredericksburg, Mrs. Hicks is survived by her husband, Nelson S. Hicks; three sons, Nelson Hicks Jr., Jason Hicks and Danny Hicks, all of the home; her mother, Elizabeth Shackleford of Stafford; four brothers, George Shackleford of Woodbridge, Denny Shackleford, Stanley Shackleford and James Shackleford, all of Stafford; three sisters, Anna Mullins and Georgia Davison, both of West Virginia, and Sissy O’Shea of Stafford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Sunset Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Carrington Bailey officiating.
Pallbearers will be Thomas A. Robertson, Charles A. Johncox, Thomas Foulton, James R. Gibson, Daniel J. Hildebrand and Clifford Y. Rose.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. T.A. Blackburn, 100 Woodbourne Lane, Stafford, Va. 22554.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling arrangements.
[Published October 2, 1997]

Mrs. Ruth C. Graves
A funeral for Mrs. Ruth C. Graves, 69, of Fredericksburg will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. The Rev. David Reece will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Oct. 9.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Her grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Mrs. Graves died Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Roxboro, N.C., she was the widow of William J. Graves.
Survivors include two sons, James Graves of Alabama and Joseph Graves of Tennessee; three daughters, Marsha Grigsby of Spotsylvania, Camelia Hollerbach of Maryland, and Marian Rice of Roanoke; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
[Published October 2, 1997]

Jerry Woolfolk
Jerry Woolfolk, 85, of Philadelphia, formerly of Woodford in Caroline County, died Monday, Sept. 29, at his residence.
Mr. Woolfolk, born in Caroline, had retired as a security guard at a bank in Philadelphia. He was a member of St. John Baptist Church, Milford.
Survivors include two sisters, Nannie Hawkins of Washington and Louise Grayson of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
A funeral will be held at noon Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.G. Berryman officiating. Burial will be in the Wright family cemetery in Woodford.
The body may be viewed after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until the service time.
C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Bowling Green, is handling the arrangements.
[Published October 2, 1997]

Ryland Dull Wiseman Sr.
Ryland Dull Wiseman Sr., 86, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Columbia Pentagon City Hospital in Arlington. Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published October 2, 1997]

Edward John Wallace
Edward John Wallace, 87, of McLean died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He was the father of Kathleen Edwards of Falmouth and Diane Heckel of Reva.
Besides his daughters, he is survived by his wife, Marie C. Wallace; a son; another daughter; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church in McLean.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the White Oak Rescue Squad, Box 5603, Falmouth, Va. 22403; or to The Grymes Memorial School, Box 1160, Orange, Va. 22960.
Money & King Vienna Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
[Published October 2, 1997]

Morris E. Tanner
A funeral for Morris Elvin Tanner, 84, of Unionville will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Preddy Funeral Home, Orange. The Rev. Grayson Delano and the Rev. Tim Atkins will officiate. Burial will be in Unionville Christian Church cemetery.
Mr. Tanner died Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Evergreen Meadows Nursing Home in Stanardsville.
Born in Lansing, Mich., he had retired as a glazier, a person who cuts and sets glass in windows.
Survivors include his wife, Violet C. Tanner; a daughter, Loretta Woodcock of Riverview, Fla.; three sons, Elvin Harold Tanner of Unionville, Morris Earl Tanner of Cincinnati, Ohio, and David Emmett Tanner of Welaka, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
[Published October 2, 1997]

Miss Emily M. del Missier
Miss Emily M. del Missier, 79, of Woodford in Caroline County died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Mary Washington Hospital. Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published October 2, 1997]

Richard C. Camp
Richard Clarence Camp, 58, of Spotsylvania County died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Heritage Hall Health Care in King George County. Bailey Funeral Service is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published October 2, 1997]


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