It is with great sadness to say that Mieko Phegley, 82, of Fredericksburg passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Okinawa, Japan on July 30, 1937. Mieko was married to Jack Lowell Phegley, who preceded her in death. They were longtime residents of Spotsylvania County. She was an avid gardener, her goya (Japanese bitter melon) grew in abundance which she shared with all of her friends who loved the vegetable. At her request there will be no funeral or graveside services. She will be laid to rest with her husband Jack at Quantico National Cemetery. At the end of this national pandemic her friends will gather to celebrate her life. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Jane Howard Black, 83, of Fredericksburg passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital. Jane retired from Stafford County Public Schools as a science teacher and librarian. She enjoyed working with the drama department, reading, spending time with friends and her cat. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Zoe Black. All services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rikki's Refuge Animal Sanctuary. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Odis Ray Collier "Papaw", 81 years old of Spotsylvania, VA., passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital. He is the loving companion of, Bea Addison; beloved father of Vanessa Bragg (Donald Mills), Kirk Collier, and Valerie (Brian) Hix; cherished grandfather of, Nicole Bragg (Tommy Beck), James (Melanie) Bragg, Dustin Bragg, Shane Cox, and Ashley Cox. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, LJ Bragg, Emma Bragg, Colin Cox, Bryce Cox, Ricky Young and 4 sisters and 7 brothers. Odis is preceded in death by his parents, Simmie and Ruby Collier and 4 brothers. Services will be private. Online condolences and fond memories of Odis may be offered to the family at www.laurelhillfuneralhome.com
On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Lord called Bishop W.R. Logan home from his labor to reward at Carriage Hill Rehabilitation Center, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Bishop and Mother Logan founded Grace Redemption church in 1979, in the city of Fredericksburg. His humor, cordial spirit, wisdom, and work ethic will surely be missed. Left to cherish his precious memory are: a loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Rosa Mae; four sons, Anthony of Locust Grove, VA, Angelo (Lisa) of Stafford, VA, Victor (Wendy) of Fredericksburg, VA, and Ivan of Fredericksburg, VA; one daughter, Chrystie of Fredericksburg, VA; two brothers, Douglass Wayne (Erma) and James of Alexandria, VA; one sister, Valeriee Jean of Fredericksburg, VA; twelve grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. Bishop Logan also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 20, at A. L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg, following social distancing guidelines. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, at Oak Hill Cemetery, 1902 William Street, Fredericksburg, VA. Please follow COVID-19 regulations by staying in or near your car.
Richard Lee Green, Sr. 72, of Stafford County went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He was born on December 8, 1947 in King George County to Roy Green and Elsie Eubank. He was a 1966 graduate of King George High School. He served as a Drill Instructor in the Army Reserves for 6 years and retired after 36 years as an Electronics Technician at NSWC. His passion in life had always been music. He played in many area bands including the Diplomats, Starplay, and most recently, Richard Green's Showtyme Band. His love of music started as early as primary school when he would play guitar and sing for his classmates. He loved to entertain people and show them a good time. He was a perfectionist and truly valued music as a way to bring people together. He is survived by his son Richard L. Green, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl; two grandchildren, Megan and her husband Matthew Shaffer, and Richard L. Green, III (Trey); 2 sisters, Sally Land and Arlene Mason; and 1 brother, Aubrey Green. In his final days, he was surrounded by his loved ones, Richard, Jr., Cheryl, Megan, Matthew, Trey, his nephew, Harold Green, Jr. and his wife Kimberly Green, and his longtime high school friend, Danny Thompson. A private service was held on Tuesday, May 18th to lay him to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens.