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Patricia G. Blair

Patricia G. Blair

Patricia Gayhe Blair, 81, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at home.

Mrs. Blair was the widow of Richard W. Blair. She was a member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church and Elks Lodge 875. She was also a former member of the Confederate Ridge Garden Club, where she held various offices. Mrs. Blair loved having her family close to her.

Survivors include a son, Richard W. Blair Jr. of Fredericksburg; daughter Marcia Blair of Fredericksburg; and daughter-in-law Marie W. Blair of Fredericksburg.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas M. Blair; her parents, Vivian J. and Everett Lee Setliff; and a brother, Jackie Lee Setliff.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9904.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Phyllis J. Cooper

Phyllis J. Cooper

Phyllis Jane "Crabbie" Cooper, 72, of Stafford County died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at her home.

Mrs. Cooper was a school bus monitor for Stafford County for 20 years. She worked at A&P Grocery and Johnson's Supermarket. She enjoyed word search puzzles, grocery shopping, cooking and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Horace Cooper; son Earl "Russ" Cooper (Laura); daughter Sherry Cooper (Willie Sedoris); two brothers, Alfred Pitts and Claude Pitts Jr.; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Chad, Nicholas, Brooke, Ashley, Kim and Willie Anthony; and two great-grandchildren, Lexie and Jason.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at noon Monday, Sept. 22, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers 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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Rosalie A. Galyen

Rosalie A. Galyen

Rosalie Ann Galyen, 57, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at her home.

Ms. Galyen had worked as a nurse at Rappahannock Regional Jail and Mary Washington Hospital. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children, April Gaddy (Paul) and Tommy Payne (Stephanie); brothers Michael L. Galyen, Charlie Squires and John Squires; sisters Cathy G. Hairfield, Beatrice Spindle and Laurie Squires; and grandchildren Emma Payne, Cayleigh Payne and Olivia Spindle. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Galyen and Patricia Squires, and her sister, Donna Makoutz.

A service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. The family will receive friends following the service until 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 42470 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060, or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Michael Francis Gately

Michael Francis Gately

Michael Francis Gately, 57, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Dorchester, Mass., died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Woodmont Nursing Center.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Theresa; his children, Michael J. Gately, Christopher Gately, Daniel Gately, and James Gately; his mother, Bridie Gately; his siblings, Ann Marie Breadmore, Maureen May, Kathleen Roe, Paul Gately and Terry Squires; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A graveside service will be held on Sept. 30 at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla.

Condolences may be sent in care of Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, or online at mullinsthompson fredericksburg.com.

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Bertram Green

Bertram Green

Bertram Green, 61, of Beaverdam passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville. Arrangements are incomplete at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home in Port Royal.

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Donald C. Rice

Donald C. Rice

Donald Clifford Rice, 88, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Rice was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Dorothy S. Rice; daughter Donna Rice Mac-Knight; granddaughter Jennifer MacKnight; nieces Linda Stocker, Kim Germani and Judy Buda; and nephews Robert Frantz (Rebecca) and Mervin Frantz (Mary Stuart).

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Christ Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1300 Augustine Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Rosa French

Rosa French

Rosa French, 91, of Fredericksburg entered into eternal rest on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital. Arrangements are being handled by C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Bowling Green.

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