Ann Rivers Payne Thompson Hutcheson, 83, died on May 6, 2020 in McLean, VA. Ann Rivers was devoted to family, friends, and faith and was the quintessential southern lady. Born in Fredericksburg, VA, she was the only child of Julia Rivers Brown Payne and James Nicholas Payne. She grew up in Dahlgren, VA and graduated from St. Margaret's School in Tappahannock, VA, before earning a degree in philosophy from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA in 1959. She married Wayman Jackson Thompson, Jr., in 1963 and their only child, Susan Bancroft Thompson, was born in 1967. Following Wayman's death in 1969, Ann Rivers and Susan lived in Tappahannock while Ann Rivers worked at St. Margaret's School. They eventually moved to Decatur, GA where Ann Rivers became Director of Admissions at Agnes Scott College. In 1977, she married Richard G. "Dick" Hutcheson, Jr., a retired Navy rear admiral and Presbyterian minister. They were married for 34 years until Dick's death. In 1981, Ann Rivers moved to Vienna, VA where Dick became Senior Pastor at Vienna Presbyterian Church. Ann Rivers was very active in her church and community, serving as the Co-Chair of a Capital Fund Campaign at the church, as well as numerous other activities. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Those who know her best remember her as kind, loving, generous, charming, caring, witty, wise, and full of grace. After Dick's death in 2012, Ann Rivers moved to Vinson Hall and then Arleigh Burke in McLean, VA. Survivors include her daughter, Susan, of Vienna, VA; and stepchildren, Richard G. "Rick" Hutcheson, III (spouse Rob) of Palm Springs, CA; William B. "Bill" Hutcheson (spouse Denise) of Vonore, TN; and Elizabeth Parkey "Libby" Hutcheson of Lorton, VA. She was an amazing grandmother to her five grandchildren: Bill Hutcheson's children, Will & Ginny; and Susan's three children: Jackson Nicholas "Jack" (named for his grandfather and both great-grandfathers), Tyler Rivers (named for Ann Rivers and Ann Rivers' mother, Julia Rivers), and Porter Christian A memorial service in Vienna, and a burial in the family cemetery in Dahlgren will be held when it is safe to travel and gather together. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Margaret's School in Tappahannock, VA or Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.
Barbara Jean Franck "Bobbie" Hall, 78, of Mineral, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at home surrounded by her devoted family, due to complications of cancer. She was born on February 17, 1942 to the late Charlie T. and Bessie B. Franck. Known to all as "Memaw", she loved her family and friends dearly and enjoyed every moment spent together. Bobbie worked in the 70's and 80's as the Secretary of the Stafford County Board of Elections. During her time at Spring Knoll Farm, she raised numerous thoroughbred racing horses and enjoyed racing in Charlestown, West Virginia. She was also an active member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Jerry C. Hall; her four children who were her life, Kathy Hall-King of Fredericksburg, J.C. Hall (Diana) of Stafford, Danny Hall (Connie) of Alexandria, Tina Oakes (Bobby) of Spotsylvania; eight grandchildren J.D. King, Caroline King, Erin Tighe (Daniel), Megan Thomason (Jason), Jacqueline Hall, Morgan Oakes, Christopher Oakes, Ethan Hall; and four great-grandchildren Lee Tighe, Calvin Tighe, Teagan Thomason, and Cameran Thomason. The family will announce the date of the service in the near future. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Mission Ministries, c/o Fellowship Baptist Church, 13737 Post Oak Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22551 or Hospice of the Piedmont, c/o Advancement Department, 675 Peter Jefferson Highway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22991. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Bernice Zedalis, 89, of Alexandria passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Mrs. Zedalis was a veteran of the United States Army where she served as an Army nurse. She was a well-known musician and music teacher in Alexandria and Fredericksburg. Survivors include her daughter, Arienne Reilly (Sean); and grandchildren Evan and Lange Reilly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Sophie Ziemba; husband John; and son Paul. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A private burial will take place at Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace, 2700 19th St. South,Arlington, VA 22204. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Christa Maria (Fey) Crain, 87, of Locust Grove, VA, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2020, at her home. Christa was born on July 1, 1932, in Mechtal, Germany. She was the daughter of the late Karl and Ilse Fey and lived in Germany during World War 2. Christa was a longtime resident of Orange County, having lived previously in Vienna, Virginia; Grand Prairie, Texas; Lubbock Texas and St. Louis, Missouri. Christa was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who had many interests including playing bridge, food, wine and visiting the casino. Christa is predeceased by her husband of 59 years Douglas P. Crain and a daughter Marianne Gardener; survived by a daughter, Peggy Alexander and husband Kirk; a son, Mark Crain and wife Angela; a granddaughter Lisa Hollins Daniels and a grandson, Jeff Hollins. Funeral arrangements will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions. The family requests donations be made to the Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company 104 Lakeview Parkway, Locust Grove VA 22508-2025 or online at https://lowfr29.com/product/donate/ Online condolences and fond memories of Christa may be offered to the family at www.laurelhillfuneralhome.com.
David Harrison David Albert Harrison passed away on April 16, 2020. David is survived by his son, Brenden William Harrison; service dog, Cali; parents Charles & Wendy: brothers Charles, Justin, Parry and sister Amanda. David was a dedicated and loving father. He found great joy in photography, traveling, and spending time with family. He loved working in law enforcement. David will be dearly missed and fondly remembered for his sense of humor, his big heart, and love for his family and son. Due to the pandemic a private family service was held and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made for Brenden's Education Fund at NFCU, Brenden's Memorial Fund, PO Box 3000, Merrifield, VA 22119, A/C 3126022841 A book is also being made for Brenden to remember his Daddy by, so if you have any stories or quotes, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawn M. Zahorchak, 51, of Stafford County passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. Dawn worked at Missile Defense Agency as a supply clerk for over 15 years. Her hobbies included going to different casinos and camping with her parents. Survivors include her husband, Gary Zahorchak; children Janet Ingoglia (Billy), Shelby Zahorchak and her dogs Cody and Brooks And Dunn; grandchildren Skylar and Johnathan; parents Janet and Ronny Barnosky; father James F. Drage; sister Marsha Augsberger; aunts Francis Shelton and Peggy Limerick; closest friends Pam and Kenny Payne and Rob and Marsh Raubehot. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Chester and Lousie Guy; and her mother and father-in-law Andrew and Lorriane Zahorchak. All services will be private. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Diane Garland, 75, had a great love of life, family, and fun. Diane passed away peacefully at her home in Fredericksburg on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, after an extensive battle with lung cancer. Diane is survived by her husband of over 50 years, John; children, Marianna Coleman (Allen) of Ruther Glen, Karen Shelton (Patrick) of Fredericksburg, and Kelly Gibson (Curtis) of Thornburg; two grandsons; two granddaughters, two great-grandsons; as well as her brother, Jimmy Abbott (Barbara) of Virginia Beach. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Louise Abbott of Chesapeake; and her sister, Janice Mitchell (Eddie). A private Graveside Service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens. A special Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fredericksburg SPCA. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Hayden Remington Layton, precious baby boy of Jacob and Rebecca Layton, was born into the arms of angels May 4th, 2020 at his home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Hayden is survived by his maternal grandmother, Vickie LeBlond, paternal grandparents Michael and Jennifer Layton, maternal great grandparents Ted and Carol Gilkerson and paternal great grandparents Clifford and Stephanie Eichholz, an uncle, Dustin Blanchard and an aunt, Erica Layton. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Spotsylvania County Rescue Squad, the Sheriff's Department, the doctors and nursing staff at Spotsylvania Regional Hospital and the staff at Laurel Hill Funeral Home. The kindness and support of these folks were a tremendous help during our time of need. Although a public service will not be held, the family gathered together one last time and showered Hayden with love and kisses. Hayden brought so much joy to our family and we will always remember him.
Nancy Maro Bass age 74, passed away Friday April 24th 2020. She was loved by many and enjoyed spending time with family, especially her siblings and grandchildren. Nancy was very generous and never hesitated to help anyone in need. She will be greatly missed by all. Nancy is preceded in death by her husband Edward H. Bass, her father Daniel W. Fenton, her mother Ella E. Fenton, Son-in-Law James Rudy Bailey III, and 2 great-granddaughters Paisley and Kinsley Graham. Her survivors include her daughter Karen M. Mullins, 2 granddaughters Danielle and Shawna Bailey, 4 great-granddaughters Paige, Kaydence, Shayla and Jordyn. Her siblings Frances Fenner, Sonja Basore, and Daniel Fenton, and numerous nieces and nephews with a special thanks to her neice Waneta Linner for her unwavering support and unconditional love. Also, many cousins and friends. With special thanks to Donna and Alexis Doggett and Marion Manor of Stafford for their amazing care Condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com
Sharyn DeShazo Michniewicz, 47, of Partlow, is reunited in heaven with her loved ones. She passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020. Sharyn graduated from James Monroe High School in 1990. After college, she worked for Intuit Quickbooks as an accountant for 25 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Alvin "Jody" Michniewicz, her daughters, Samantha Michniewicz, Jodi Michniewicz-Sacra (Bradley), and Jade Michniewicz; four grandchildren, Lucy, Rosie, Jaxson, and Ty; mother-in-law, Muriel Thompson; two brothers-in-law, Johnathan Thompson and Ryan Thompson; multiple cousins, friends and other loving extended family. Sharyn was preceded in death by her parents, James and Linda DeShazo, and her maternal grandmother, Lucille Prince. Services will be private. Condolences may be shared with her family online at foundandsons.com.