Audrey Hudson Haynes, 90, of Fredericksburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in the presence of loved ones. Audrey was a member of and taught the 4 year old Sunday school class at Fredericksburg Baptist Church for over 40 years. Survivors include her children, Donald Hay…

Deborah Louise Arthur passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Debbie is survived by her mother, Virginia Howarth, her husband, Roger Arthur, her daughter, Jennifer (Roger Wade) Taylor, and her son, Lee (Chondra) Hockensmith. She is also survived by her sisters, Donna (Vi…

Gilbert L. "Jake" Chilton, 81, of Fredericksburg, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Jake was a member of Salem Baptist Church and a charter member of the Spotsylvania Lions Club. He was also active in the Burger King Breakfast Club and Golden Corral …

Norma G. "Sunny" Lynn Sunny Lynn, 93, passed peacefully on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Sunny resided in the Spotsylvania Courthouse area until 2015 when she moved to Stafford County with family for health reasons. Her body declined, but her mind was strong. Sunny was born in Richmond on Feb.…

Our beloved, mother and wife, Martha V. Hebron, M.D. passed away at the age of 81. Born in Manila, Philippines, she graduated in 1954 from The Philippine Women's University High School, where she finished as Salutatorian. She was a member of the famous Bayanihan Dance Group of the Philippine…

Thomas Neville Smallwood, Sr., of Colonial Beach, died on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Spotsylvania Medical Center. He was born in Upperville, VA to parents Samuel Frederick Smallwood and Agnes May Hawes Smallwood. Tom, formerly of Loudon County, moved to Oak Grove in 1992. He was an avid …

Wanda Fay Rakes, 60, of Woodford passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. She was a family, holiday baking, Sunday dinner, never get off the phone without saying "I love you", beach trip on a Wednesday just because she wanted to type of person. She had more love in her small fingertip, th…

Adam Paul DeSio, 42, of Edgehill Drive in Locust Grove, Va., where he resided since 2003, a native of Kane, died Monday evening, January 13, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. Born November 4, 1977 in Kane, he was the daughter of Gerald and Kathy James DeSio. On September 1,…

Submit an obituary for publication

Obituaries include a story written about the deceased and a photo. They are available to funeral homes and the public for a charge. For more information, call the Freelance Star Obituary Desk at 540-374-5410. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Melissa Ann Adams, 54, of King William passed away on January 14, 2020. Her funeral service will be Monday, January 20 at Shiloh Baptist Church, Port Royal, at 11:00 am. Remains can be viewed one hour prior to the service. Guestbook available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

William Joseph Hamon Sr. 93, formerly of Fredericksburg, Virginia passed away on January 16, 2020 at Daniel Island, SC. William served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. When he returned he finished his education at Rose Polytech Institute and George Washington School of Engineering in D. C. …

Fred Korich, 85, of Goldvein, passed away just after 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Falls Run Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Korich was born on August 12, 1934 to parents Frank and Elizabeth Korich of W.Va. He joined the Navy in 1951 and served until 1953 on the USS Salem. …

John W. Markevicz (LCDR, U.S. Navy Ret.), 74, of Fredericksburg passed away on January 19, 2019. A Funeral Mass will take place at 10:30 am on Monday, January 27, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Fredericksburg. Burial with full military honors will be at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 28, 202…

Rachel Catherine Athay, 34, of Fredericksburg, accepted her Father's invitation to His Heavenly home, surrounded by her family and life-long friends. Rachel was an art major at NOVA Community College. She was a brilliant and extremely talented photographer. Survivors include her parents, Bob…

Diane E. Brothers, 66, of Fredericksburg, gained her bedazzled and bejeweled angel wings on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Diane is survived by her daughters, Marion Brothers Dudley (Michael), of Fredericksburg and Maureen Brothers Coleman, of Plymouth, MA; three step-children Jim Brothers (Mari…

Harry Burton Snoke, Jr., 65, of Spotsylvania County, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Crystal Lynn Snoke; children Anthony Snoke (Heather), Angelo Snoke (Leanne), and Dalisa Snoke; and seven grandchildren. He was pre…

Katisha J. Steele, 42, of North Carolina passed away on January 11, 2020. The funeral service will be Saturday, January 18, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Supply, at 12:00 pm. Remains can be viewed one hour prior to the service. Guestbook available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Manuel Angel "Manny" Alzamora, 80, of Stafford County, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Manassas Health and Rehabilitation Center. Manny lived his life serving customers at multiple service stations and auto repair business in the surrounding area over the past 55 years.…

Margaret Joy "Maggie" Pichette, 74, of Stafford County, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at her home. Maggie's life revolved around her family and friends. Although she was proud of the business she had built, it was the relationships she cultivated that were truly important to her.…

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, April Dawn (Shiflett) Bostic went to heaven to be with our Lord and her mother, Ossie Lorainne Shiflett. Dawn was born on April 23, 1972 in Alexandria, VA. Survivors include her husband, Kelly Bostic; her son, James (Ashley); her daughter, Chelsea (Rodney); her f…

Rhomelda Jean Hunt (Age 79) of Pooler Georgia, formerly of Spotsylvania, VA, died on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at her residence. She was born June 19th, 1940 to Eva and James Wheeler. She is survived by her beloved husband, James Hunt, mother of, Kim Moore, of Atlanta, GA, and James Hunt, J…

Sidney Newton, 85, of Spotsylvania County passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at his home. Mr. Newton retired from C & P Telephone Company and Chancellors Village. Survivors include his wife, Diane C. Newton; children Michael S. Newton, Donna N. Steckler and Ronald A. Newton; five gran…

William Hunaford Culley, 73, of Woodbridge passed away on January 9, 2020. The service will be Friday, January 17, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Stafford, at 12:00 pm. Remains can be viewed one hour prior to the service. Guestbook available at brooksfuneralhome.com.

Francis Coleman Elliott, 78, of Spotsylvania passed away peacefully on January 11, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born July 23, 1941 in Caroline County. Francis was a member of White Oak Ministries C.O.G.O.P. He was a loving father and a great man of faith and will be missed tremendou…

Mary Ann Heflin, 74 of Woodford passed away, Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Mary Washington Hospital. She had retired from CVS Distribution Center in Spotsylvania after 20 years of service. She is survived by her husband, Gary Wayne Heflin; her children, Lori Williams (Rick), Buck Heflin (Jod…

Nancy Beatrice Morgan, 83, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her home. Survivors include her four children, Claudia Morgan, Cindy Fines (Ching), Claude Morgan Jr. and Joe Morgan (Dixie); eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters; and numerous niece…

Nathleen S. "Jo" Ferrell, 93, of Falmouth died Friday, January 10, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital. Jo worked for Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren for 42 years. She retired in 1986. She was a member of Falmouth Baptist Church and had worked with the youth for 47 years. In 1940, Rev. C…

Constance M. Mills, 87, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2019 at the Woodmont Center. Survivors include her sister, Doris Stefaniga step-children, Charlotte Mills and Wayne Mills (Celise); three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three nieces Janice Suminski, Laurie He…

Dennis Eugene Share, age 74, of Fredericksburg, VA passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was born on July 1, 1945 in Milton, PA the son of the late Herman A. and Aletha (Hill) Share. He was a retired Computer Operator for the Prince William County Government.…

Brenda Sullivan Brown, 75, passed away peacefully at Mary Washington Hospital on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Mrs. Brown was born on July 3, 1944 in Fredericksburg to Ellsworth and Mary Sullivan. She occupied various jobs throughout her life including secretary at Trinity Episcopal Church in …

Captain Daniel N. Shockey, 94, U.S. Navy, Retired, of Caroline County, VA died on January 6, 2020 at his home. Captain Shockey was born on January 2, 1926 in Grant Co., Indiana, the son of Harvey and Irene Shockey. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1948. After graduation …

John Gibson Franklin, Jr., 78, of King George, died at his home Tuesday, January 7, 2020. John, a veteran of the United States Air Force. is survived by his wife Martha Duvall Franklin and son John Edward Franklin. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020,…

William Edward Rogers, of Fredericksburg, passed away January 6, 2020 after a long bout with cancer. Bill's adventurous spirit and his curious and expansive worldview were born of a childhood spent variously in Lima, Peru, San Francisco, and northern Virginia. He graduated from Yorktown High…

Alex J. Salustri of Locust Grove, VA, went to be with his Lord on Christmas morning 2019. He went Home peacefully from his home surrounded by his loving family. Alex was born in Yonkers, New York on January 23, 1926 to Davide J. Salustri and Genevieve de Trieste. Alex is survived by his wife…

Clyde R. Hart, 84, of Woodford died Wed., Jan. 8, 2020 at Bowling Green Health and Rehab. Born in Virginia, he was the son of the late Walter and Beulah Hart. He is survived by his wife, Virginia P. Hart; and a brother, John C. Hart. He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Hart and thre…

James T. Harris II, 46, of Stafford, VA, passed away on January 4, 2020 at home. Jim is survived by his wife Jamie and children, Ashlee Hood (Mike), Brandon Boyer, and James and Jaedon Harris. A viewing will be at A. L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home in Fredericksburg on Monday, January 13, fr…

Jesse Arnold Sullivan, 68, of Fredericksburg passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Arnold worked as a carpenter most of his life. He played baseball and softball in his youth and later enjoyed golf. Arnold was also an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed…

Queenie Mae (Toles) Webster passed away December 30, 2019, at home in Dayton, Ohio. She is survived by son Michael and daughters Stephanie and Cheryl. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020, 12 p.m., at Shiloh Old Site Baptist Church, Stafford, Virginia, with viewing at 11 a.m.

Steven Michael Beveridge, 35, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 in Fredericksburg. Steven was born on February 2, 1984 in Pittsburgh, PA to his parents, Joanne and Ronald Beveridge. They moved to the Fredericksburg area in 1985. Steven was always proud of his Pittsbur…

Rose DeLesia, 96, of Clearwater, FL passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020. She is survived by her children, Marie Goldenberg (Barry), Joyce Fortunato (Richard), Mona Whitney, Michael DeLesia (Elizabeth), and Louis DeLesia (Brenda); 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and numerous niec…

William Kelly "Buddy" James, Jr., 80, of Spotsylvania passed away peacefully on Monday, January 6, 2020 at his home with his loving wife of 60 years by his side. William was a graduate of Spotsylvania High School 1956. He then served in the USAF from 1956 to 1962. William worked for Life of …

David Craig Leake, Jr., 50, of Spotsylvania passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at his home. David was the co-owner of a Leake's Lawn Service with his parents. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his children, Macey and Evan Leake; granddaughter Stella; parents David…

Mary E. Monroe,of Ruther Glen, Va. entered into eternal rest on Jan.03,2020. A viewing will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday Jan.10,2020 at C.W.Edwards Funeral Home Inc.,16476 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, Virginia Va. 22427. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 p.m…

Merdythe A. "GiGi" Hutchinson , 54, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on January 3, 2020, at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, VA, surrounded by family and friends. GiGi is survived by her daughters Jordyn and Zoe, her mother Wanda Bostick Hutchinson, sister Kimberley Bostick-Spencer, brothe…

Evelyn Forster, 84, of Fredericksburg passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was loved by all. Survivors include her two sons, Kenneth (Cheryl) and Arthur Forster (Natalie); three grandsons Sean, Jeffery and Bradley; and two gr…

Royal Lee (Doc) York, 76, of Stafford County, died at his home January 2, 2020. He was born September 11, 1943 in Mullens, West Virginia. He was an avid sports fan and hunter. Roy is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Tina M. York; four brothers; six sisters; 10 step-children; many gr…

Frederick A. Leedy, 96, died peacefully at home in Springfield, VA, on Jan. 5th. A 23-year resident of Fredericksburg until 2003, he was broker and co-owner of Cooper-Leedy, REALTORS. He received the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS' Hall of Fame award in 2001, with citations for …

David L. Henderson, 86, son of Watson and Effie Henderson of Stafford County passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020. He is a veteran of the Korean War. In his younger years, he taught Sunday school at Fairview Baptist Church. He was an avid NASCAR fan, loved the Redskins and going to the gam…

Debra Tudor, 51, of Bumpass, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 3, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Deb attended Radford University and obtained a Bachelors in Recreation and Leisure Services. She earned her M.B.A. at Capella University. Deb worked for Northrop Grumman in Charlot…

Rebecca Sue Hodges, 61, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at her home. Rebecca enjoyed fishing and loved cats and horses. She will be remembered for her sweet smiles and cheerful personality. Survivors include her mother, Grace Curtis Hodges Beverley; brothers Jesse Hodge…

Roberta J. Bush, 85, of Stafford, VA, passed away January 1, 2020. The funeral will be Friday, January 10, 11 a.m., Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, with viewing at 10.

Bernice P. Ramer, daughter of the late Alma Yvonne Truman Poyck and Arthur Howard Poyck, passed from life on December 26, 2019, at the age of 87. Born in Canada, she grew up in Pennsylvania, College Park, Maryland, and Fredericksburg, Virginia. She attended Falmouth High School in Fredericks…

Frank Otto Deiman was born in Hempstead, NY, on September 22, 1930. He died surrounded by his family at his home in Locust Grove, VA, on January 3, 2020. He was 89 years old at the time of his death. Inducted into the Army on September 11, 1951, Frank Deiman served for the 759th Military Pol…

Gloria C. Jones, 94, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Carriage Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. Gloria was a graduate of St. Mary's Nursing School in Scranton, PA and served in World War II as a Cadet Nurse. She retired from nursing administration at Mary…

Herbert W. McCeney, 86, of Fredericksburg passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family after a long illness. Herbert was born on October 31, 1933 in Washington, DC. Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Rose Marie McCeney; six children; 11 grandchildr…

Lisa Renee' Torrice, beloved daughter of Anthony and Virginia Torrice of Fredericksburg, died December 15, 2019 of heart failure. She was born January 25, 1963 in Fredericksburg, Va., and was a 1981 graduate of Stafford High School. She attended Germanna College and worked in the computer fi…

Michelle Hutchinson, 40, of Fredericksburg lost her life but won her fight against cancer on Sunday, January 5, 2020 surrounded by family. She was a Survivor. Michelle leaves a most loving husband, Andrew; and she was blessed in life with two amazing children, Tyler Evan age 13 and Emma Rose…

Robert Lee "Tookey" Cox, Jr., 69, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Robert was an avid hunter, commercial fisherman, NASCAR enthusiast, stock car and drag racer. He was also a proud Tribal M…

Virginia W. "Teeny" McConkie Virginia W. "Teeny" McConkie, 83, of Colonial Beach, died Friday, January 3, 2020, in Fredericksburg. She was a daughter of the late James Leroy and Iola Barrett Wilkins. She owned and operated J.L. Wilkins General Store. A member of Round Hill Baptist Church she…

Warren Payne Harding, Jr., 77, of Falmouth, transitioned to his heavenly home on Friday, January 3, 2020. Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Mardy Harding; daughters Kimberly Werner (David) and Hope Suzuki (Ron); grandchildren Chad Werner and Hannah Werner; sister Carolyn Payne; …

Benedicte Merian BENEDICTE (Bennie) MERIAN, 54 Benedicte Francoise Merian, age 54 of King George, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. She was born to Joseph and Therese Roulland on November 17, 1965. Benedicte attended Sainte Marie Elementary School in Bolleville and Saint Joseph Coll…

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News