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Joseph M. Hargrave

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Date published: 12/31/2010

Joseph M. Hargrave

Joseph Melville "Joe" Hargrave, father, grandfather, brother and friend, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital. A resident of King George County, he was 72.

Born in Sharon, Conn., in 1938, Mr. Hargrave studied at Bridgewater College and graduated from Erie Business College. He went on to serve in the Army Finance Corps in Vietnam. His work took him from The Country Club of Virginia to King George Parks and Recreation. In his retirement, he spent many hours with friends at Bowie's Restaurant and Ola's.

Joe is survived by a daughter, Susan Courtney, and grandchildren Cheyenne and Emily, in Kingsland, Ga. He is also survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Hargrave Riggs of Corinth, Miss., and Linda Hargrave Spillman of King George County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Dorothy Hargrave; and a brother, James Lloyd Hargrave.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, at Grace United Methodist Church, Rollins Fork. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at Quantico National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Box 608, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh .com.