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Agnes W. Fortune

Agnes W. Fortune

Agnes Wright Fortune entered into eternal rest on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Agnes leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband, Fred; daughters Betty Collins and Maxine DuFore; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; five sisters; and two brothers.

A celebration of life services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at First Mount Zion Baptist Church, 16622 Dumfries Road, Dumfries. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service.

Ames Funeral Home in Manassas is handling the arrangements.

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Douglas P. Crain

Douglas P. Crain

Douglas P. Crain, 84, of Locust Grove passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital, with family by his side.

A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Laurel Hill Funeral Home, 10127 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553, with a reception to follow from 4 to 6 p.m. at Clearwater Grill in Locust Grove.

Douglas was born in Vernon, Texas, to Ira "Cage" George and Gilmer Crain on Jan. 19, 1930. He graduated from Odell High School and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Texas Tech and a master's degree in business administration from Texas Christian University. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany, where he met the love of his life, Christa Maria Fey.

He worked in the aero-space industry with McDonnell Douglas and Vought Corporation, retiring in 1992. During his time in the industry, he was an integral part of the Apollo, Shuttle and Stealth programs, among many others.

He was a resident of the Lake of the Woods community and enjoyed participation and leadership on many committees. He also worked tirelessly with land planning issues in Orange County. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved spending time with his great friends in North Dakota. Locally, his leadership, mentoring and kindness will be greatly missed by his many friends, family and his favorite Labrador retriever, Heidi.

Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, Cage and Gilmer; and a daughter, Marianne Gardener.

Douglas is survived by his wife of 59 years, Christa Maria, of Locust Grove; son and daughter in-law, Mark Douglas and Angela Marie Crain; daughter Peggy Heath; two grandchildren, Lisa and Jeffrey Heath; and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lake of the Woods Fire & Rescue, 104 Lakeview Parkway, Locust Grove, VA 22508; or Lake of the Woods Veterans Club, 102 Lakeview Parkway, Locust Grove, VA 22508.

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Rachel Virginia Noel

Rachel Virginia Noel

Rachel Virginia Noel, 92, of Spotsylvania County passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Everett M. Noel; and her great-grandson, Jeremy Scott Hamrick.

She is survived by her two daughters, Joyce Hamrick and Sandra Noel; six grandchildren, DeAnna, Sherril, Marvin, Clyde Jr., Ronnie and Sommers; 13 great- grandchildren, Randy, Crystal, Brandy, Ashley, Travis, Marvin Jr., Rory, Katie, Erin, Madison, Courtney, Esirae and Alexander; and two great-great-granddaughters, Scarlett and Mikaela.

Rachel and Everett were active members of the Fredericksburg Antique Car Club for many years. Rachel was best known for her association with local crafters during the last 30 years.

She was dearly loved and will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Storke Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Burial will follow in Lakewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Register book is available online at storkefuneralhome .com.

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Alice June Meadows

Alice June Meadows

Alice June Meadows, 80, of King George County passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, with her loving family at her side in Mary Washington Hospital.

She was the widow of James E. Meadows, and a re-tired food service employee with the King George County Schools.

Survivors include three daughters, Debbie J. Meadows, Mary C. Ferrell (Harlan) and Patricia A. Kay (Burleigh); two sisters, Mary Lucas and Ernestine Meadows; three grandchildren, Kevin, Michael and Angie; six great-grandchildren, Cash, Colby, Saylor, Karly, Katie and Kyle; and one great-great-grandchild, Coleen. She was like a mother to Jamie, Frankie and Donna; and also leaves dedicated 24-year cat, "Fuzzy."

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with a service beginning at 11 a.m.

A private family interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fredericksburg.

Please sign the online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

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Ralph D. Seaton

Ralph D. Seaton

Ralph Daniel Seaton, 73, of Spotsylvania County passed away Aug. 21, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

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Carolyn H. Whittaker

Carolyn H. Whittaker

Carolyn H. Whittaker, 74, of Scottsville died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Carolyn was born Aug. 3, 1940, in Summersville, W.Va., to the late Victor and Hattie Harless. She was a longtime member of Arvonia Christian Fellowship Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Cleveland S. Whittaker Sr.; a son, Cleveland "Smitty" Whittaker; three sisters, Maxine Pegram, Ernestine Townsend and her husband, Carroll, and Lillie Harless; and four brothers, John, Richard, Eugene and Gary Harless.

She is survived by Melissa and Jason Evans of Scotts-ville; a great-great-nephew, Kenneth Hunter Evans; three brothers, Victor Delmas Harless and his wife, Merlene, Roger and Bill Harless; two sisters, Shirley Chess and Althea Loving; nieces Vicki Drumheller and her husband, Waddell, of Scottsville and Sharon Kidd of Portsmouth; and nephews Steven Townsend and his wife, Jennifer, of Lynchburg and Rusha Whittaker. She also leaves behind numerous other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, including special friends Pastor Elsie Butler and Terri Mayo and her daughter, Amy.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at Storke Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Burial will follow in Signal Hill Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Register book is available online at storkefuneral home.com.

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