Amanda Lewis of Spotsylvania Virginia, departed this life on April 26, 2020 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Alexandria Virginia. She survived by her mother Ida Lewis, daughter Kamren Lewis, son Leon J. Carter III (LJ), a devoted companion Leon James Carter, jr. (Jamie), 5 brothers and 6 sisters. A private graveside service will be held Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Piney Branch Baptist Church, Spotsylvania. Guestbook available at Brooks Funeral Home.com
Carolyn Johnson Trice age 82, of Fredericksburg, VA passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Fredericksburg. She was born on January 19, 1938 in Washington, DC, the daughter of the late John A. and Page (Minor) Johnson. She retired from the Washington DC Government in the Traffic Adjudication division. Her husband, John Trice preceded her in death. Survivors include her three children, Steven Spalding of Richmond, VA, Brian Spalding of Grand Prairie, TX, Gregory D. Spalding and wife Cynthia of Lorton, VA; one sister, Patsy Suttle of Chinatuge, VA ; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; devoted friend and care giver, Kevin Fisk . A Celebration of Life will be held at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg at a later date due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. A private Interment will be held at Quantico National Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com
Frank Timothy (Timmy) Groves, born April 4, 1958, age 62, of Colonial Beach, VA, left to meet his maker on April 25, 2020. He was the son of Frank & Elizabeth Groves, both who have preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Linda Groves and children Jesse and Cheyenne Fulkerson and Michael Klontzaris. He was beloved by many friends in the area and will be missed. Timmy worked for VDOT for 41 years before retiring. He was also a lifelong member of the Campbelton Hunt Club. Hunting and fishing were his most favorite hobbies. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude's, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 1 from 6-8p at Storke Funeral Home, King George Chapel. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the graveside burial will be private. For condolences, visit the online guestbook at StorkeFuneralHome.com.
Jane Illi passed away by the hands of Our Father in Heaven on Saturday morning, April 25, 2020. Jane was born in Roanoke, and later came to Fredericksburg in 1958 with her family where she graduated from James Monroe High School. She then attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, where she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science. She left the area for New York and worked at the Memorial Kettering Sloan Cancer Center. Later, she obtained her Virginia education teaching certificate and taught in Stafford School System at Ferry Farm Elementary, Grafton Elementary, and Gayle Middle School over 29 years. She retired in 2006 from the Stafford County School System. She was very community-oriented, loved the study of history and was a tour guide at the Mary Washington House; as well as the James Monroe Museum, where she became involved with the Washington Lewis DAR chapter; and the UDC chapter 163 in Fredericksburg. She and her husband have traveled to London, England; Paris, France; Oberammergau, Germany; Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Vienna, Austria; as well as Rome, Italy. She was a warm, caring, and loving mother, educator, and avid historian. She always looked for the best in everyone. She always had a wonderful love for life. She is survived by her husband, Louis Illi of Fredericksburg; sons Robert Illi of Fredericksburg, David Illi (Stacy) of Henrico; a grandchild Patrick Illi of Fredericksburg; and brother William Via of Fredericksburg. Burial services are being arranged for her to be placed in the family gravesite at Mountain View Cemetery, in Vinton, VA. The Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church will have a service at a later date to bless all who have been buried during this time. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Robert "Bobby" Howdershelt, 86, of Spotsylvania passed away Monday, April 27, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond. Bobby was born on November 25, 1933 in Fredericksburg and was a lifelong area resident. He was the son of the late Douglas, Jr. and Myrtle Howdershelt. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Bobby was a graduate of Randolph Macon College. He was a former employee of Farmers and Merchant Bank, as well as Giant Food where he worked for 48 years. Bobby was very passionate about all sports and kept up with all of his favorite teams. Survivors include his two sons, Robert Lynn (Becky) and James Howdershelt; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Phyllis Myer White Howdershelt; and long-time companion Ruby Pritchett. A private Graveside Service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
T. Hardy Dunnington, 76 of Bowling Green passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Price Dunnington and Dorothy Hardy Dunnington. Survivors include his wife, Lee Dunnington; his son, Tom Dunnington; his daughter, Anne Hunter Waters (Joe); his grandchildren, Hunter and Taylor Waters and his nieces, Christi Skipper and Kim Hearn (David). He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Class of 1966. He spent his career in real estate, sales and development. He was a member and Deacon at Bowling Green Baptist Church. He was an avid fan of Virginia Tech sports but cherished even more the relationships built with friends from his time in Blacksburg, affectionately known as his "Hokie Family". A visitation (under strict CDC numbers and distancing protocols) will be Friday, May 1st from 6:00 8:00pm at the Bowling Green chapel of Storke Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 2nd at 2:00pm in Bowling Green Baptist Church. Ten immediate family members will be in the sanctuary and friends are invited to attend and remain in their cars and listen to the service being broadcast in the parking lot. A private family burial will then follow in Lakewood Cemetery. Pall Bearers: Glen Lanford, Mark Dunnington, Mason Smith, Joe Waters, David Hearn, and David Storke. Honorary Pallbearers: Jim Turner, Mickey Hayes, Willy White, John Lane, Joe Lanford, Chuck Dunnington, Mike Manns, and Ralph English. Memorial contributions may be made to Bowling Green Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com.
Thomas "Tommy" R. Carver, 62, of Spotsylvania passed away peacefully at his home on April 26th. He is survived by his daughter Melanie Hamilton (Drew) and Granddaughter Harper. Brothers Jimmy Carver (Betty), Donnie Carver Jr (Gail), and Timmy Carver. Sister Missy Brooks (Jamie). Nieces Christine Chewning and Nikki Carver. Nephews Donnie Carver III, Jimmy Carver Jr, and Casey Wiseman. His loving longtime girlfriend Sharon Bailey. He was preceded in death by his mother Arlene Wheeler, father Donald Carver Sr, and daughter Meagan Carver. Services will be announced and held privately at a later date.