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Sylvia J. Hope

Sylvia J. Hope

Sylvia "Joy" Hope, 89, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Culpeper and Ft. Myers, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

Joy is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Donald; her five children, Don Jr. (Sandra), David (Karen), William, James (Shirley) and Janet; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Joy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Culpeper National Cemetery, 502 E. Chandler St., with the Rev. Dr. R. Wayne Bernardo officiating. A reception will follow at the Culpeper Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Culpeper Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Main St., Culpeper, VA 22701.

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Margaret Cannon

Margaret Cannon

Margaret Elizabeth Hart Cannon, 76, of Woodford died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home.

Survivors include her husband, Claude E. Cannon; sons Daniel Lee Cannon, Timothy Lewis Cannon and Claude E. Cannon Jr.; brothers Wilson Hart, Georgie Hart and James Henry Hart; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guest book is at storkefuneralhome.com.

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John A. Habel

John A. Habel

John Alfred Habel, 84, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home.

Mr. Habel was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary R. Habel; three sons, John C. Habel of Fredericksburg, Thomas M. Habel of Bronx, N.Y., and James M. Habel of Stephens City; sister Muriel Blickley of Seaford, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at St. Mary Catholic Church. A prayer service will follow at 7:30 p.m.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, at Quantico National Cemetery.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Alan L. Divine

Alan L. Divine

Alan Lafe Divine, 67, of Stafford County passed away at Mary Washington Hospital on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

Alan was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend to many. Our family has suffered a grievous loss with Alan's passing. We will deeply miss his loving and nurturing presence.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Banford and Eleanor Divine, and a sister, Susan D. Stayer (Divine).

Survivors include his beloved wife of 23 years, Gabriela Divine, and daughter Madisen Divine; three adult children from a previous marriage, Michael Divine, Christine Divine and Lori Divine; his six grandchildren; and his brother, James S. Divine and his wife, Robyn Ramsey.

A funeral will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Ramoth Baptist Church, located at 478 Ramoth Church Road, Stafford, VA 22554, with Pastor Brent Vickery officiating. A celebration of Alan's life will follow immediately at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Robert J. Boyd III

Robert J. Boyd III

Robert Johnston Boyd III, 59, formerly of Lake of the Woods and Fredericksburg, died from a heart attack Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home in Leland, N.C.

Rob graduated with a bachelor's degree from Mary Washington College in 1987.

He was co-founder of the disAbility Resource Center in Fredericksburg.

Rob didn't let a back injury, which left him paralyzed from the waist down, stop him from becoming the 1995 U.S. Indoor and Outdoor Champion in wheelchair tennis.

He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Robert J. Boyd Jr.

Survivors include his mother, Shirley Gibson Boyd of Richmond; his brother, Scott Chambers Boyd, his wife, Kris, and their daughter, Charlene, all of Fredericksburg; his daughter, Lindsey Boyd Osborn, her husband, Jonathan, and their two children, James and Emily Osborn, all of Virginia Beach; nine cousins; and his beloved Linda Bose of Leland, N.C.

His ashes will be interred beside those of his father following a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg.

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Burneter W. Fisher

Burneter W. Fisher

Burneter Ware Fisher, 85, of Fredericksburg passed peacefully into the hands of God on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Reston Hospital Center, with her loving family at her side.

Burneter was born Sept. 24, 1928, to the late Jacob Major Ware Sr. and Marie Holiday Brooks Ware of Partlow, Spotsylvania County.

She will be remembered for her ability to love unconditionally. Mother to many and a friend to those in need, she will be truly missed.

Burneter was preceded in death by Thomas P. Fisher, her husband of 50 years.

Her life will be celebrated by her three sons, Preston E. Fisher, Wendall T. Fisher and wife Kendall Phelps-Fisher and Michael G. Fisher and wife Michelle Williams Fisher; her treasured grandchildren, Lamar, Deschaun, Damien and Michael; six great-grandchildren, Legin, Danielle, Amaya, Isaiah, Kavelle and Carlynn; one sister, Catherine Samuels; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 309 Wolfe St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Nannie Bostick Missionary Society, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 309 Wolfe St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Interment will be at Quantico National Cemetery.

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Ellen M. Johnson

Ellen M. Johnson

Ellen Mack Johnson, 77, of Burkeville passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, with visitation two hours prior to the service.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences are at albennettandsonfuneral home.com.

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Esther V. Kirbitz

Esther V. Kirbitz

Esther V. Cornwell Kirbitz, 72, of Stafford County passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at her home, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and everyone's favorite Aunt Esther.

She was a longtime member of the Coles Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a lifelong fan of bingo, shopping and playing slot machines.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Kenneth; two daughters, Shelly Kirbitz of Stafford and Wanda Thurston and her husband, Kent, all of Stafford; two loving grandchildren, Wesley Thurston and Megan Thurston; three sisters; two brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brady and Ruby Cornwell.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, VA 20110. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Tim Dobson officiating.

Interment will be in Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas.

Please sign the guest book at bakerpostfh.com.

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Carl Roynon

Carl Roynon

Carl Roynon, 58, of Colonial Beach passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home.

He was the manager for ESI Warehouse in Ashland. Carl loved to work on old cars and boats.

Survivors include his companion, Megan Jones; daughter Cheryl Johnson; son Thomas Roynon; sister Angi Shaffer; four brothers, Donald Foster, James Mullins, Mike Roynon and Wayne Roynon; and four granddaughters.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach. Burial will be private.

Please sign the online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

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Walter 'Leon' Kimble

Walter 'Leon' Kimble

Walton "Leon" Kimble, 75, of Rhoadesville died at his home on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at Mullins & Thompson, Fredericksburg Chapel.

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