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Stanley W. Rollins

Stanley W. Rollins

Stanley W. Rollins of King George County met his Lord in Heaven the morning of Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. His joyous heavenly reunion includes Rosalie and Joseph "Wilbur" Rollins (parents); George Rollins (brother); Nick Hales (father-in-law); Donnie Lewis, Johnny Lewis, Ralph Lewis and Creed Eller (brothers-in-law); and Linda Lewis (sister-in-law) who predeceased him.

He is survived by his wife, best friend and "boss," Sylvia Hales Rollins; and his sons, Tracy, Greg (Jenn) and Mark (Carol). Stanley was a loving grandfather to seven and great-grandfather to four. He also leaves behind his sisters, Marie Eller and Doris Davis. Stanley was loved by his sisters-in-law, Gloria, Wanda and Maggie.

The family farmhouse was where Stanley was born on Aug. 17, 1937, and he died in the home he built for his wife on the family farm. He respected and loved working the land almost as much as he loved his family and God. The land he farmed and the waters he crabbed and fished provided for his family. The land provided the wood he harvested to build the house for his family.

He left school at sixth grade to take care of his family and the farm when his father passed away. He learned how to maintain every piece of farm equipment he used--and he rebuilt several. He worked hard to share his love of the land and "know how" with his sons and grandchildren.

Stanley was always ready to give you a hug at the door when you came in and when you left the house. He wouldn't answer the phone because he'd rather see you in person. He always had something to do around the farm or in the garage--even on the coldest snowy day there was always something to do to get ready for the next season. After a life spent working seven days a week, enforced retirement caused him to comment, "I have worked so much my whole life, it's miserable not to do something for an hour." Nothing made Stanley happier than working on his farm with his wife.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Menachery and his staff for their care of Stanley in the past years.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Round Hill Baptist Church, King George.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Round Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 467, King George, Virginia 22485.

Please sign the online guest book at nashand slawfh.com.

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Harry H. Thiede

Harry Henry Thiede, 95, of Fredericksburg passed away on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

He was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., the son of the late Sarah Ann Thompson and August Thiede. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances Radcliff Thiede, and son Richard Dennis Thiede.

He was a retired U.S. Navy chief and a member of Peace United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg, where he was active in the food pantry ministry. He was a Mason for 67 years and a member of the Escambia Masonic Lodge 15 in Pensacola, Fla. He was also a Boy Scout leader for over 15 years and attended the National Jamboree in 1956. For many years Harry and Frances lived in Virginia Beach.

Harry is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Thiede and Butch Range of Fredericksburg; and daughter-in-law Peggy E. Thiede of Suffolk; three grandchildren, Geoffery Range, Shelley Thiede Joyner and husband Jonathan, and Erik N. Thiede and wife Andria; and one great-grandchild, Jayce A. Joyner.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held at noon, Monday, Dec. 1, at Albert G. Horton Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery, with the Rev. Brad Phillips officiating. A visitation will from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Peace United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 801 Maple Grove Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

A memorial service will be held at Peace United Methodist Church at a later date.

Condolences may be registered at parrfuneralhome.com.

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Gretchen E. Yee

Gretchen E. Yee, 40, of King George County passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

Gretchen was a proud wife and mother. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in King George. Gretchen had a passion and zest for life, love and friendship. The consummate organizer and problem solver, she was always the first to lend a hand and heart to someone in need. Armed with a quick and inventive wit and infectious laugh, she brought levity and joy to any situation. Her love and devotion to her God and family were absolute.

Gretchen is survived by her husband, James H. Yee; three daughters, Emily A. Yee, Gillian H. Yee and Shelby K. Yee; four sons, Zachary S. Yee, Jacob H. Yee, Harrison M. Yee and Simon J. Yee; father Steven J. Hill; mother Kathryn H. Noble; and sister Heather C. Cardwell, all of King George.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 13457 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Grace Presbyterian Church, King George. Please write “Mercy Fund” on memo line.

Please sign the online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

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Anne M. Arey

Anne Ruth Morgan Arey fell asleep and went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, after a brief illness. She was 91 years old.

Anne was born in Vergennes, Vt., on Monday, July 23, 1923, the third child of six of Melvin F. Morgan Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth Stebbins Morgan. On June 8, 1946, Anne married the love of her life, Herbert Littleton Arey, and embarked on a life filled with love and family.

He preceded her in death in 2000. She was a longtime resident of Bethesda, Md. Anne is survived by her sons, Christopher M. Arey and wife Jan, Stephen H. Arey and wife Janet and Mark B. Arey and wife Lyn; a sister, Ruth “Dolly” Johnson; granddaughters Zoe and Melinda; and four great-grandchildren, Lilli, Madeleine, Beah and Parker.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Aquia Episcopal Church, 2938 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of Anne's favorite charities, The Smile Train, smiletrain.org.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.

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Phyllis L. Chewning

Phyllis Lee Chewning, 77, of Luray, formerly of Orange County, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Luray.

She was the daughter of the late Carlton and Martha Atkins Chewning.

Phyllis is survived by two brothers, Carlton B. Chewning Jr. and wife Frances of Orange, and Alvin W. Chewning of Spotsylvania County; four sisters, Loretta Williams of Chambersburg, Pa., Barbara Chewning and husband Sonny of Unionville, Gloria Pickering and husband Robert of Fredericksburg, and Anna Uridel of Stanley. She was also preceded in death by a brother, John Chewning, and a sister, Clara Powell.

A service will be held at noon Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Donnie Sherfe will officiate. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Online guest book and obituary are available at johnsoncares.com.

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Charles W. Dean

Charles William Dean, 87, of Stafford County passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Charles was born on Nov. 3, 1927, in Virginia. He served in the Army as a technician fifth grade. He then became a senior engineer technician for the government.

Charles was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Woodbridge. He served on the Stafford County Wetlands Board for 27 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Anna Lee Davis Dean; a nephew, William Smith Sr.; and a sister, Evelyn Dean.

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Anita J. Byrd

Anita J. Byrd, 87, of Colonial Beach passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Fort Washington, Md.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel Byrd of Colonial Beach and James Byrd of Alexandria; and four daughters, Rose Byrd of Colonial Beach, Dorothy Johnson of Colonial Beach, Deloris Johnson of Fort Washington and Evelyn Laprade of Oxon Hill, Md.

A service will be held at noon, Saturday, Nov. 29, at Little Zion Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. K. Lionel Richards officiating. Burial will be in Grant Hill Baptist Church cemetery, Montross.

Remains can be viewed two hours prior to the service.

Online guest book available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

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Charles W. Dean

Charles W. Dean

Charles William Dean, 87, of Stafford County passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Charles was born on Nov. 3, 1927, in Virginia. He served in the Army as a technician fifth grade. He then became a senior engineer technician for the government.

Charles was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Woodbridge. He served on the Stafford County Wetlands Board for 27 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Anna Lee Davis Dean; a nephew, William Smith Sr.; and a sister, Evelyn Dean.

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Arthur P. Frank

Arthur P. Frank

Arthur Paul Frank, 85, of Spotsylvania County passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.

Mr. Frank served in the U.S. Air Force and Navy. He had retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Frank was a member of Chancellor Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Frank; two sons, Douglas Wade Frank (Kathy) and Thomas Michael Frank; and four grandchildren, Andrew Frank, Jessica Freiberger (Drew), Ashleigh Powell (Andrew) and Caitlin Frank.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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