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Roxie A. Gould

Roxie A. Gould

Roxie Ann Gould, 46, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at VCU Medical Center after a long illness, which she fought until the very end.

Roxie was a Stafford High School graduate and a member of the Fredericksburg Women of the Moose 1592 auxiliary. Some of her great joys were her pets, flower gardening and riding motorcycles with Eddie.

Survivors include her mother, Betty Ann Gould; her loving companion, Eddie Ryan; sisters Gloria A. Rosson of Fredericksburg and Elaine Stanley of New Mexico; brothers Kenneth Gould of Partlow and Dennis Rosson of Madison; and her aunt, Brenda L. Ramsey.

She was preceded in death by her father, John A. Gould.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at noon Monday, April 21, at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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'Buddy' Becker

'Buddy' Becker

Milton Louis "Buddy" Becker, 95, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Falls Run Nursing and Rehab.

Mr. Becker was born and raised in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. He was the son of the late Louis and Estelle Wall Becker. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Wanda Gelsomini, and his son, Milton Becker Jr., children with his first wife, Marie.

After retiring, Mr. Becker moved to the home he built in Golden Beach, Md. In 2005, he and Lorraine made their home at Falls Run in Fredericksburg. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and musician, frequently playing with the "Over the Hill Gang" for charities.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Kibler Becker; stepchildren Sandra Borders and husband Phil, Sue Flanary, Andrew Kibler and wife Susan, Robert Kibler and wife Celia and Mike Kibler and wife Laura; son-in-law Nick Gelsomini; daughter-in-law Julie Becker; granddaughter Marci Gentile; grandsons Michael, Lou and Steve Gelsomini; numerous stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 21, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the service time. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. in National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway. Falls Church, VA 22042.

Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Edward N. Davis

Edward N. Davis

Edward Nelson Davis transitioned from labor to reward on Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home in Spotsylvania County after a very brief illness. His wife, Rita, and grandson Diante Brown were at his side.

"Ed," as he was called, grew up and graduated from high school in Pittsburgh. He received a football scholarship and graduated from Delaware State University with a degree in chemistry. He moved to Washington, D.C., after graduation and spent more than 30 years with the government of the District of Columbia as an IT administrator before he retired. He spent an additional 12 years as a contractor for Homeland Security, then decided to come home and work in his yard, as he loved to do.

He leaves to mourn his wife, Rita A Pendleton of Spotsylvania; his son, Mike Davis of Clinton, Md.; stepson attorney Damon L. Pendleton (attorney Christina) of Richmond; six grandchildren; two sisters, Magnolia Hill of Fort Wash-ington, Md., and Julie White (Alfred) of Washington, D.C.; two sisters-in-law, Charlene Chew (Lloyd) and Wanda Roy (Sherman) of Spotsylvania; one brother-in-law, Wayne Pendleton (Mary) of Spotsylvania; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home. A funeral will be held be at noon Saturday, April 19, at Sylvannah Baptist Church. in Spotsylvania.

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Myra Alexander

Myra Alexander

Myra Alexander, 66, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Elwood Alexander; two sons, Eric Alexander (Kimberly) of Henrico and Lamont Alexander (Lakieisha) of Dumfries; and one granddaughter.

She was a member of Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in Woodford.

A visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, followed by a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Mount Lawn Cemetery in Woodford.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome .com.

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Berkeley 'Beadie' Muse

Berkeley 'Beadie' Muse

Berkeley P. "Beadie" Muse Sr., 67, of Colonial Beach died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Born Nov. 4, 1946, in Washington, D.C., Berkeley was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Colonial Beach.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Nancy Gouldman Muse; three sons, Berkeley P. Muse Jr. (Suzanne), Joseph D. Muse (Tina) and Pierce G. Muse; eight grandchildren, Summer, Parrish, Gabrielle, Noah, Reilly, Kennedy, Gracie and Shawney; a sister, Jennifer Stewart; a brother, James Powell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Berkeley B. Muse; mother Margaret Pierce Powell; and sisters Beverly Zier and Mary Ann Harrison.

Services will be private.

Memorials may be made to Maranatha Baptist Church, Box 1026, Colonial Beach, VA 22443; or Colonial Beach Humane Society, 6 N. Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, VA 22443.

Please sign the online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.

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Jack W. France

Jack W. France

Jack W. France, 64, of Montross, husband of Helen H. France, passed away April 15, 2014. A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. April 26, at Rappahannock Church of Christ, Warsaw. Arrangements are by Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel.

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Charles 'Donnie' Baylor

Charles 'Donnie' Baylor

Charles E. "Donnie" Baylor, 47, formerly of Bowling Green, departed this life on Monday, April 14, 2014, in Laurel, Md.

He was the son of Emily Rollins Baylor and the late Charles A. Baylor.

Donnie is survived by his devoted mother and one sister, Crystal B. Cary and her husband, Stacy, all of Bowling Green; one niece, Zipporah Cary; one nephew, Zion Cary; one adopted sister, Pamela W. Smith; six aunts; six uncles; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A viewing will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., at C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, 16476 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA 22427.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 127 S. Main St., Bowling Green, VA 22427. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Online condolences are available at cwedwardsfuner alhome.com.

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