Miscellaneous Fredericksburg County, Virginia Obituaries
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Roy J. Green Jr.
Computer operator
Roy J. Green Jr., 68, of King George County died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Mary Washington Hospital, from complications following surgery.
A native and lifelong resident of King George, Mr. Green had retired in 1974 as a computer specialist operator from the Space Surveillance Center at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. He was a Korean War Army veteran, having fought with the 351st Infantry in Trieste, Italy. He was a member of Potomac Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Morie Green; two daughters, Gina Marie Steckler and Anita Lynne Davis, both of King George; three brothers, Aubrey S. Green and Harold F. Green, both of King George and Richard L. Green of Stafford County; three sisters, Beulah G. Morgan of King George, Sally G. Land of Groton, Conn. and Arlene G. Mason of Spotsylvania County; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Quantico National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Dahlgren Rescue Squad, Box 1375, Dahlgren, Va. 22448; or to Potomac Baptist Church, Box 701, King George, Va. 22485.
[Published December 4, 1998]

Robert E. Kane Sr.
Robert E. Kane Sr., 87, of Stafford County died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond.
Mr. Kane, formerly of Hanover County and Williamsburg, was the husband of the late Mildred Danuser Kane.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane K. Saunders of Stafford; a son, Robert E. Kane Jr. of Hanover County; a brother, Donald L. Kane of Kaislautern, Germany; five grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Reid Funeral Home, Ashland. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Williamsburg Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.
[Published December 4, 1998]

Annie McPherson
Mrs. Annie E. McPherson, 106, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Carriage Hill Nursing Home.
Born in Providence, R.I., Mrs. McPherson was the widow of George McPherson. She had resided with her daughter, Lorraine Owen of Lake of the Woods before moving to the nursing home.
Besides her daughter of Lake of the Woods, she is survived by another daughter, Barbara L. Driscoll of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in Swam Point Cemetery in Providence.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, is handling local arrangements.
[Published December 4, 1998]

Shirley W. Melowski
Heart transplant recipient
Mrs. Shirley Welker Melowski, 62, of Farmington Hills, Mich., formerly of Stafford County, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at a hospital in Farmington.
Mrs. Melowski, a graduate of Stafford High School, worked for a time as a secretary at the Quantico Marine Corps Base. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Farmington.
Mrs. Melowski received a heart transplant about 10 years ago.
Survivors include her husband, Richard C. Melowski; four children, Karen Nager of Las Vegas, Nev., Mark Melowski of Marysville, Ohio, Jennifer Lysaght of Farmington Hills and Dennis Melowski of Kohler, Wis.; her stepparents, Richard and Mary Anne Dent of Spotsylvania County; three half sisters, Susan Hoey of Irvine, Calif., Dolores Cotter and Linda Dent, both of Columbus, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Burial was in Farmington.
Heeney–Sundquist Funeral Home, Farmington, handled the arrangements.
[Published December 4, 1998]

Hiawatha Parker
Custodian
A funeral for Hiawatha L. Parker Sr., 70, of Bowling Green in Caroline County will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Bowling Green. The Rev. S.W. Kendell will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Milford.
The family will receive friends today from 1 to 8 p.m. at C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Bowling Green, and one hour before the service Saturday at the church.
Mr. Parker died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at his home.
Born in Warden Point, Md., he worked for the Caroline County public school system as a custodian. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Bowling Green.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva C. Parker; three sons, Hiawatha “Teddy” Parker Jr. of Fredericksburg, Roosevelt Parker of Peoria, Ariz., and Kevin White of Baltimore; a stepson, George Archie Childs of Washington; a daughter, Marie Zanjani of Baltimore; a sister, Ida Hensen Ware; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Bowling Green, is handling the arrangements. 
[Published December 4, 1998]

Charles W. Pope
A funeral for Charles W. Pope, 91, of Stafford County will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Aquia Episcopal Church, with the Rev. David M. Warner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A reception will follow the service in the parish house.
Pallbearers will be Edward Perry, George Bailey Jr., Earl Bradford, Turner Blackburn, David Wirman and Bill Cloe.
Mr. Pope died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Mary Washington Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Forsyth County, N.C., he was a graduate of High Point University and completed additional study at the University of Kansas.
He was employed first as a teacher in Kansas and then became regional manager for both Compton’s and Britannica encyclopedia companies.
He was a member of Aquia Episcopal Church, where he served as Senior Warden, fundraiser and choir member.
He enjoyed singing, listening to music, gardening and hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Camilla Hoes Pope; two daughters, Nancy Pope Lee of Columbus, Ohio and Sarah Elizabeth Lowrey of Houston, Texas; a son, Charles Webster Pope Jr. of Lawton, Okla.; and a brother, John R. Pope of Winston–Salem, N.C. He was the widower of Minnie Caffey Pope.
Found & Sons Funeral Home, Fredericksburg, is handling the arrangements.
[Published December 4, 1998]

James Shepherd
Farm laborer
A funeral for James Shepherd, 75, of King George County, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Baptist Church, Milford. The Rev. Charles Baugham will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. today at C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Bowling Green, and one hour before the service time Saturday at the church.
Mr. Shepherd died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at Mary Washington Hospital. 
Born in Caroline County, he was a farm laborer. He was also a member of St. James Baptist Church in Milford.
Survivors include his brother, Melvin B. Shepherd of Paoli, Pa.; a sister, Mildred J. Shepherd of Milford; and several nieces and nephews.
C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Bowling Green, is handling the arrangements.
[Published December 4, 1998]

Beatrice B. Sherman
Mrs. Beatrice Vivian Britton Sherman, 94, of Spotsylvania County died at her residence Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998.
Born in Gilsum, New Hampshire, Mrs. Sherman was the widow of James H. Sherman.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia S. Holmes of Spotsylvania; one granddaughter, Deborah L. Day of Spotsylvania, with whom she made her home; and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Robert Wolff will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Spotsylvania Chapel.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to a favorite charity.
[Published December 4, 1998]

Robert Showalter
Sears manager
Robert Eagle Showalter, 73, of Orange County died of cancer Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.
Mr. Showalter operated the Sears and Roebuck Co. in Orange until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Showalter; and one son.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Forest Porter officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Preddy Funeral Home, Orange.
[Published December 4, 1998]

Lois Thomas
Mrs. Lois Thomas, 73, of Fort Worth, Texas, a native of Spotsylvania County, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Thomas grew up in Spotsylvania and attended public schools there.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Thomas; a son, Malcolm Thomas of Bedford, Texas; two daughters, Rosa Mann and Maria White, both of Fort Worth; two brothers, Merle Wheeler of Stafford County and John Wheeler of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Nov. 14 at Laurel Land Funeral Home, Fort Worth. Burial was in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
[Published December 4, 1998]

Ernest H. Wine
Ernest Howard Wine, 78, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Stafford County, Mr. Wine had retired as a painter from the Quantico Marine Corps Base after 34 years. He was a member of Richland Baptist Church in Hartwood, the American Legion Post No. 290, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Daisy C. Wine; a son, Norman H. Wine of Stafford; a daughter, Eva W. Wyatt of Stafford; a sister, Alma Embrey of Stafford; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. William E. Jeffcoat officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Charles Way, Richard Griffith, Claude Byram, Paul Storck, Jason Wyatt and Hal Cooper.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
[Published December 4, 1998]

Andrew B. Young
Construction worker
Andrew Bernell Young, 84, of Upper Darby, Pa., formerly of Caroline County, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Misericordia Hospital in Philadelphia.
Born in Caroline, Mr. Young had retired as a construction worker. He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church at Sparta.
Survivors include a sister, Nancy Young of Philadelphia; grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Jerusalem Baptist Church, with the Rev. S.H. Carter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Bowling Green, and one hour before the service time Monday at the church.
[Published December 4, 1998]

Roy M. Bullock
Roy Mason Bullock, 74, of Prince William County, a native of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Mary Washington Hospital. Found & Sons Funeral Home, Fredericksburg, is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published December 5, 1998]

Virginia E. Burruss
Mrs. Virginia Ellen Burruss, 55, of Spotsylvania County died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Mary Washington Hospital. Found & Sons Funeral Home, Fredericksburg, is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published December 5, 1998]

Roy J. Green Jr.
A funeral for Roy J. Green Jr., 68, of King George County will be held at 2 p.m. today at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George. The Rev. Dennis Newton will officiate. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Quantico National Cemetery.

Mr. Green died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Morie Green; two daughters, Gina Morie Steckler and Anita Lynne Davis, both of King George; three brothers, Aubrey S. Green and Harold F. Green, both of King George, and Richard L. Green of Stafford County; three sisters, Beulah G. Morgan of King George, Sally G. Land of Groton, Conn., and Arlene G. Mason of Spotsylvania County; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Dahlgren Rescue Squad, Box 1375, Dahlgren, Va. 22448; or to Potomac Baptist Church, Box 701, King George, Va. 22485.
[Published December 5, 1998]

Robert F. Headley Sr.
Robert Franklin Headley Sr., 65, of Stafford County died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Mary Washington Hospital. Found & Sons Funeral Home, Fredericksburg, is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published December 5, 1998]

Lacy W. Hedrick
Distillery worker
Lacy William Hedrick, 79, of Aldie died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Loudoun Hospital Center. Mr. Hedrick was formerly employed by A. Smith Bowman Distillery in Spotsylvania County.
He was born in Franklin, W.Va.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandy H. Branham of Aldie; a sister, Betty Melton of Culpeper; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Ruddle Presbyterian Church, Ruddle, W.Va. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Green Funeral Home, Herndon, and one hour before the service time Monday at the church.
[Published December 5, 1998]

Annie Ruth Lewis
Mrs. Annie Ruth Lewis, 83, formerly of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at the home of her daughter, Patricia Lawson of Fort Washington, Md. Bailey Funeral Service is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published December 5, 1998]

Lessie B. Nelson
Marine Corps veteran
A funeral for Lessie B. Nelson, 73, of Stafford County will be held at noon on Monday at Mount Hope Baptist Church, Brooke. The Rev. George O.A. Lowe will officiate. Burial will be in Quantico National Cemetery with military honors.
The body may be viewed after 1 p.m. today and all day Sunday at A.L. Bennett Funeral Home. A Christian wake will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the church.
Mr. Nelson died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Vencor Hospital in Arlington.
Born in Decatur, Ga., he had retired as a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps. He also retired from the District of Columbia Department of Corrections in Washington.
Mr. Nelson was a member of Mount Hope Baptist Church and its Men’s Club, the Stafford Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Veterans of Foreign Wars posts No. 290 and 190, and was a volunteer for social events with the Brooke Fire Department.
He was the husband of the late Sarah Frances Nelson.
Survivors include a son, Cecil Nelson of Stafford County; five daughters, Denise A. Peterson and Deborah Miller, both of Stafford, Diana Nick of Spotsylvania, Teresa Nelson of Fredericksburg and Cecilia Brown of Hartwood; and 13 grandchildren.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Mount Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 1653 Brooke Road, Stafford, Va. 22554.
[Published December 5, 1998]

Mildred M. Schmied
Mrs. Mildred Mae Schmied, 80, of Colonial Beach died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Kemmer, Wyo., Mrs. Schmied moved to Colonial Beach in 1976. She was the widow of Harry W. Schmied.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherron K. Thrailkille of Sterling and Sandra L. Rice of Alexandria; a son, Gary R. Schmied of Colonial Beach; two sisters, Irene Estes of Castro Valley, Calif., and Norma Estes of Phoenix, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Ronald L. Schmied.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Arlington National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.
[Published December 5, 1998]

Robert Showalter
Sears manager
A funeral for Robert Eagle Showalter, 73, of Orange County will be held at 11 a.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Forest Porter officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery.
Mr. Showalter died of cancer Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.
He operated the Sears and Roebuck Co. store in Orange until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Kiwanis Club and the American Legion. He was a World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Dean Showalter; a son, Robert Clark Showalter of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Ray Hollis Showalter of Richmond; and two grandchildren.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Love Outreach Food Pantry, Box 788, Orange, Va. 22960.
Preddy Funeral Home, Orange, is handling arrangements.
[Published December 5, 1998]

Mary E. Slough
Mrs. Mary Ellen Slough, 90, of Spotsylvania County died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Fredericksburg Nursing Home. Found & Sons Funeral Home, Fredericksburg, is handling the arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.
[Published December 5, 1998]

Larry T. White
Supervisor
Larry Thomas White, 52, of Richmond, formerly of King George County, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at a hospital in Richmond after a long illness.
Born in King George, Mr. White worked as a supervisor for Little Oil Co. in Richmond. He was a rescue squad volunteer.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine R. White; two daughters, Snowreena James of North Carolina and Christy Hicks of Monterey; a stepson, Buddy Wilson of Richmond; his mother, Helen V. Boggs of Stafford County; four brothers, Robert Wayne White of Anchorage, Alaska, William Irving White of Lynchburg, David Lee White of Richmond and Richard Allen White of Kentucky; and a sister, Sherry W. Jett of Fredericksburg.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Bennett Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, with the Rev. Victor Torres officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to New Life Outreach Church Building Fund, 5745 Orcutt Lane, Richmond, Va. 23224.
[Published December 5, 1998]


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