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Agnes F. Carneal

Agnes F. Carneal

Agnes Lee Ferrell Carneal, 86, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Heritage Hall Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in King George County.

Agnes was born March 13, 1928, in Colonial Beach, to the late William M. Ferrell and Annie M. Wenzel. She was a 1945 graduate of Falmouth High School. She married Elmer V. Carneal Sr. in July of 1948. Agnes was employed with Farmers Creamery in Fredericksburg for several years. She loved spending time with and caring for her family.

Survivors include her former husband, longtime companion and friend, Elmer V. Carneal Sr; daughter Vernon Lee Pearson and her husband, James; a son, Elmer Vernon Carneal Jr.; grandchildren Tanji Cropp, Kristen Pearson, Ashley Carneal (Ernest) and Leslie Carneal; and great-grandchildren Tommy Jacobs III, Tana Cropp, Kira Snow (Austin), Kyle Pearson (Chloe) and Jacob Lee.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Newton officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at New Hope United Methodist Church cemetery in Stafford County.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Robert Z. Kavanagh

Robert Z. Kavanagh

Retired USAF Col. Robert Zuber Kavanagh, 81, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

A graduate of Capital University, Col. Kavanagh retired from the U.S. Air Force after 24 years of service. He was a navigator on B-47s and B-52s in the 100th Bomb Wing during the height of the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis.

He enjoyed a second career with Raleigh's clothiers in Northern Virginia, before moving to Lake of the Woods in 1994, with his wife of 49 years, Ida Marie, who preceded him in death. He was active in Lions Club, serving as regional governor; and many other volunteer activities.

Survivors include his sons, Gregory of Centreville, Md., and Christopher and wife Laura of Vienna; his present wife, Linda, and her family; his brother, Ned, and wife Betty Sue of Rochester, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Erin and Patrick; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Johnson Funeral home in Locust Grove.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Lake of the Woods Church, followed by burial at Quantico National Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lake of the Woods Lions Club, Box 605, Locust Grove, VA 22508.

An online guest book is available at johnsoncares.com.

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Trella Kay Bettis

Trella Kay Bettis

Trella Kay Bettis, 73, of Woodford passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at her home.

Mrs. Bettis was a member of Massaponax Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Rita Martin, Frank Martin, Jimmy Martin, John Martin, Teresa and Doug Martin; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Bettis.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will follow at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Loraine A. Simpkins

Loraine A. Simpkins

Loraine A. Simpkins, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Hughes Home in Fredericksburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Sours of Purcellville and Brenda Kenney of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren, Michael Remington, Melissa Seymour, Kate Tocatjian, Steve Simpkins, Jessica Dubarry and Travis Simpkins; six great-grandchildren; and many close friends. She was predeceased by her son, Richard Simpkins.

Born in Hume, she was the daughter of Thomas and Dora May Ashby. She was a longtime resident of Herndon and a member of First Baptist Church of Herndon.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Royston Funeral Home, 4125 Rectortown Road, Marshall, VA 20115. Interment in Orlean Cemetery will be private.

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Bertha S. Bradley

Bertha S. Bradley

Bertha S. Bradley, 94, of Lillington, N.C., peacefully went to be with her Lord on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by family.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Hal Bradley; parents Will and Beulah Simmons; three brothers, Lamar, Ernest and W.T. Simmons; and a sister, Louise Murray.

Her life was filled with helping others and volunteering for several organizations. She was always on call to give a helping hand. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing, lampshade making, basket weaving and playing bridge. Bertha's life was dedicated to helping others and serving the Lord.

She is survived by a daughter, Jerry Biggs; granddaughter Michele; and two grandsons, Michael and Alex, all of Fredericksburg; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Lillington Baptist Church, with Dr. John Rogers officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. A private burial will be held at Harnett Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory, Lillington. Send online condolences at oppfh.com.

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Robert T. Minor Sr.

Robert T. Minor Sr.

Robert T. Minor Sr., 82, of Stafford County, husband of Mae P. Minor, died Oct. 27, 2014. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 31, at Little Forest Baptist Church in Stafford, with a viewing one hour prior to the service. Ames Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Aubrey 'Bud' Newman

Aubrey 'Bud' Newman

Aubrey Bud Newman, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the Summit in Lynchburg.

He was born Sept. 15, 1931, in Goode, one of 15 children of Meridith Nathaniel Newman and Mabel Lynch Newman.

He was the owner of Bud's Triangle Body Shop in Northern Virginia for more than 30 years. Bud operated his business with the belief that a man's word was sacred and a handshake was as good as a written contract.

Bud was an active member of the Dumfries Lions Club for more than 12 years. He taught himself to play the guitar and enjoyed buying and fixing up guitars.

Bud started his day, whenever he was able, with a visit to Biscuitville. On days when he was not able to go inside, he would use the drive-through. As soon as they heard his voice, they would say "We have your order, Mr. Bud." He also loved old western movies and television shows and would watch them on a daily basis.

Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Goodman Newman; and his sons, Aubrey Glenn Newman and Dennis Lee Newman. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Chichka (Steven); grandsons Daniel Newman, Brian Newman, Andrew Newman, Scott Chichka and Evan Chichka (Brandi); and granddaughter Audrey Schneider (Christopher).

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Whitten Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Timberlake Chapel, in Lynchburg.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, in Goode, with the Rev. Danny Newman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Pisgah Presbyterian Church.

To send a condolence to the family, please visit whit tentimberlake.com.

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Lisle G. Sherman

Lisle G. Sherman

Lisle Getz Sherman, 84, of Bowling Green passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Sherman was a retired automotive mechanic and had served in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Sherman; daughter Susan Eubanks (James); grandchildren Laura Eubanks and Amy Randell; six great-grandchildren; and sister Frances Wilson of Moorefield, W.Va.

Services will be private.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Robert T. Minor Sr.

Robert T. Minor Sr.

Robert T. Minor Sr., 82, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

He was born in Stafford County, a son of John C. and Bertha Minor.

He is survived by his wife, Mae P. Minor; his children, Diane Minor, Robert Minor Jr. (Becky), Wayne Minor (Judith) and Deidre Talley; his grandchildren, Nicholas Minor, Laura Minor and Corey Sanchez; a great-grandson, Skyler Minor; two he loved as if they were his own grandchildren, Tina and Day Samuels; and a brother, Stanley Minor (Esther).

A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Little Forest Baptist Church in Stafford, with a service to begin at 11 a.m.

Online guest book is available at amesfh.com.

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Brandon M. Miller

Brandon M. Miller

Brandon Michael Miller, 28, of Stafford County passed away at VCU Medical Center on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

Brandon was born Sept. 12, 1986, in Pennsylvania to Scott B. and Barbara Fallow Miller, and was a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in criminal justice.

He is survived by his parents; his brother, Benjamin Scott Miller; his paternal grandmother, Betty Griffith; numerous aunts and uncles; and his girlfriend, Danielle Shriver.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel, 186 Shelton Shop Road.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 161 Embrey Mill Road, Stafford.

Interment will be private.

Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonstaf ford.com.

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James 'Sonny' Smith

James 'Sonny' Smith

James Robert "Sonny" Smith, 77, of King & Queen Courthouse, formerly of Tappahannock, departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at a Mechanicsville nursing home.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Zion Baptist Church in King & Queen Courthouse.

Please visit washington fh.com for full obituary and online condolences.

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Charlotte Turner

Charlotte Turner

Charlotte Turner, 77, of Fredericksburg passed away at Mary Washington Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

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Karen L. Warren

Karen L. Warren

Karen Lynn Warren, 74, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, after a battle with cancer.

Arrangements are incomplete with Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

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