Beulah Joyce Williams, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 8, at Cardinal Village Memory Care Facility. Beulah was born and raised in Spotsylvania County, where she continued to live and raise her own family. She was a homemaker, who loved nothing more than spending time with her …

Joan C. Brown Joan C. Brown, 85, passed away Tuesday, 03 December at Johnston-Willis Hospital, Richmond VA after suffering a massive stroke. She was a member of Mt. Hope Baptist Church in Spotsylvania. Prior to moving to the Fredericksburg area, she had retired from the New York Port Authori…

Julia Ann Tubbs, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday December 8th, surrounded by her family. Julia grew up in Napoleon, Ohio, daughter of Kenneth and Jesse Clymer. Julia attended Toledo Hospital School of Nursing and dedicated her life to caring for others. Julia worked at Mary Wash…

Kenneth Lee "Buck" Boulware Jr., 68, of Spotsylvania passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. December 12 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Interment will be private. Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Mary Ellen Shade, loving sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, went to be with her Heavenly Father on December 9, 2019, at her home in Spotsylvania, VA, surrounded by her family. Left to cherish her memory are her siblings, Wanda Dodson and Ronnie Turner, her four children, Myra…

Mrs. Bowman was born, October 21, 1926, in Harrisonburg, and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Halsie Curry Smallwood. On January 17, 1947, she married Harry Franklin Bowman, who preceded her in death on April 27, 1998. In addition to her parents and husband, Opal was preceded in deat…

Patricia Kelly Baer, age 94 of Grand Rapids, MI passed away peacefully at her home, December 7th. She was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Baer; sister, Barbara (Robert) Rhodes; brother, R. Dennis (Margaret) Kelly; and son-in-law, David Benjamin. Patricia is survived by her childre…

Rev. James Robert 'Bob' Regan, Jr., 89, of Culpeper passed away on December 9, 2019 at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville. He was born on June 25, 1930 in Manteo, NC to Rev. James Robert Regan, Sr. and Selma Adelaide Caine. Rev. Bob Regan was a United Methodist Minist…

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Steven Craig McDonald, 41, of Washington D.C., formally of Spotsylvania County, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Left to cherish his memory are his father, Thomas R. McDonald, Jr.; sister, Kelly E. McDonald (Knock-Knock); his dear aunt, Rita Marie McDonald; his godchil…

Charles W. McLeod (Jack) passed away on December 6, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg Virginia. He would have been 91 years old on December 12. Mr. McLeod is survived by his wife of 66 years, Hazel Wiltshire McLeod; his sons Charles W. McLeod Jr (Chip) and wife Karen; Thomas…

E. Sylvester Silver, 102, of Stafford County passed away in peace on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Hughes Home. A lifelong resident of Stafford, Mr. Silver was born July 31, 1917 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was brought home to the family farm in Stafford where he lived and worked his entir…

Paul Norman Sponseller of Fredericksburg passed away Thursday December 5, 2019. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Sagrario Sponseller; his daughters Ramona Settle (Ernest) and Cristina McCann (Taylor); and his son Daniel. He will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Carmen McCann,…

Carolyn Alsop Frye, 71, of Fredericksburg, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Carolyn was born and raised in Spotsylvania County. She was a graduate and employee of the University of Mary Washington. Carolyn volunteered countless hours at Trinity Episcopal Church, servin…

Jamison Lane Clark Beloved son and brother, Jamison, age 18 of Stafford, was tragically taken from us far too soon as the result of a car accident on the early morning of 30 November 2019. Born and raised in Stafford, Jamison attended local schools but studied abroad in Germany during his fi…

Paul William Keeler Jr, devoted father, son, brother, and friend, passed away in peace on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the age of 74 in Fredericksburg, VA. Paul was born on August 28, 1945 in Fredericksburg, VA to parents Paul William Keeler Sr. and Mary (Parker) Keeler. He graduated from …

Thomas Victor "Tom" Keyes, 72, of Spotsylvania County, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Tom loved working in his yard and tending to the flowers, as well as feeding the birds and wildlife. He also loved going to the farmers market and r…

Todd Allan Hage, 73, of of Stafford, VA formerly of Longview, Washington, passed away at Mary Washington Hospital on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and raised his family in Germany. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Denehy Hage; two daughters, Erika Pr…

Betty Knauf, 82, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully at Hughes Home on December 3, 2019. Betty was born to Robert and Ruth Ann Daniel Sullivan on October 7, 1937 in Charlottesville. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Survivors include her daughters…

Dennis Lee Campbell, Sr., 75, of Fredericksburg passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at his home. Dennis retired from 31 years of service to the state of Virginia. He was a member of Elks Lodge #875 where he received a Presidential Volunteer Service Award recognizing him for his commitme…

James (Jim) Jackson James (Jim) Jackson 69, passed away peacefully at home 11/28/19 after "One hell of a fight". Jim was a Navy veteran,member of the American Legion , Eagles and enjoyed volunteering.He is survived by his wife of 48 years Bonnie, together and best friends for 52 years. Child…

Dorcas R. Hardy, of Spotsylvania, Va., passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at her residence. She was appointed the first woman Commissioner of the Social Security Administration by Ronald Reagan in 1986, a position she served honorably until 1989. A graveside ceremony will be held at …

Eric Jacob Pfenninger, 83, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at his home in King George, VA. Eric was born in Montclair, NJ, to parents Otto Pfenninger and Doris Hahn Pfenninger both of Flemington, NJ. Eric was a 1954 graduate of Lambertville High School. Upon graduation, he joined the…

Gloria Helen Yeager, 89, of Fredericksburg passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital. Gloria was born on November 5, 1930 in Hackensack, NJ to Helen and William "Poppy" Easterbrook of Teaneck, N.J. and had three brothers who all served in World War II. Gloria was ma…

Robert Walter "Bob" Calloway II, 73, of Spotsylvania County died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at his home. He was born on July 1, 1946, in Milford, Del. He earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Bridgewater College and a master's of education and a post-graduate certificate as an …

Virginia Payne Garner, 96, of Stafford County, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at her home. Virginia was born on June 6, 1923 to Richard Ellis Payne and Mary Knight Guy Payne. She was a devoted and lifelong member of Ramoth Baptist Church. Virginia loved the Lord and her Senior A…

We celebrate the life, and mourn the loss of Linda Hudgins Duncan a loving mother, grandmother, spouse and friend. Linda passed peacefully the morning of Wednesday, December 4th at the age of 75, surrounded by family and in the comfort of her home. Linda was an educator, a counselor and a co…

Riley David Sawdy, 21, of King George passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Riley was a 2017 graduate of King George High School. Riley worked as an Engineering Technician for a defense contractor and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Riley enjoyed rock climbing, nature, skiing, dirt biking, …

Deloris Ann Brown, 57, of Milford passed away on November 30, 2019. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Sabrina Brown, and her sister, Dianne Waller. The funeral service will be Saturday, December 7, at Second Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (Milford) at 11:00 am. Guestbook available a…

Geraldine Virginia "Pete" Fines passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Pete was born on September 21,1925 in Aquia Creek, Stafford to the late John and Elsie Crismond. Pete loved the water, bluegrass music and enjoyed cooking, fishing, crabbing and especially eating the crabs! She loved…

Joe "JT" Fleming passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; their three daughters, Bonnie Jeannine, Kristen Yensenna, and Mary Jo; and 9 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Laurel Hill Funeral Home, 10127 Plank Road, Spo…

Michael Benjamin Butler Muerdler departed this world on Sunday, December 1, 2019 into the loving arms of his birth father, Benjamin Butler and Jesus in Heaven. Michael was born unable to breathe and had multiple medical issues. He bravely fought through respiratory issues, epilepsy, and auti…

Paul Allison Simms Sr., 88, of Zachary Taylor Highway, Unionville died on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at his residence. Born March 29, 1931 in Washington, D. C. he was the son of the late Edith McDowell Simms. He was a Army Veteran, and retired electrician of Amtrack. He is survived by his …

William Schroeder Sr passed away Nov 22nd, born on March 16, 1945. He is survived by his best friend &wife of 51 yrs, Maxine Schroeder. His 3 children &9 grandkids. William Schroeder Jr., Kaylee, William III, Joseph Schroeder(Crystal) Layla, Bryce &Eva. Cristie Walters(Bryant) De…

Maryetta Ann Jones Maryetta Ann Jones, 87 of Fredericksburg died peacefully at her home on November 30, 2019. She was born to Ellis & Lucy Baker on December 21, 1931 in Lansing, MI. After graduating from Michigan State University, she started a family with Victor Jones and taught element…

Bennett S. Palmer, 75 of Fredericksburg, VA passed away on Thanksgiving morning after a 4-month battle with bladder cancer. Ben grew up as a Quaker in Woodstown, NJ and was a member of the Woodstown Friends Meeting. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in mathematics an…

Born on March 21, 1937, Bong Nam O'Daniel passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 29, 2019 with her family by her side in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1974 from South Korea. She proudly pursued her passion of cooking in a nursing home and Kmart till she retire…

Dwight Earl Beeson, 76, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at his home. Mr. Beeson served four years as a U.S. Marine. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and helped anyone who was in need of a helping hand. Survivors include his wife, Linda Beeson; childr…

Jean Marie Molinari, (Age 94) of Locust Grove, VA, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital. Loving wife of the late Peter Molinari; cherished mother of Barbara Smith (Brian), Nancy Maahs (Robert) and Charles C. White, Jr. She is preceded in death by her daughter,…

Joe "JT" Fleming passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; their three daughters, Bonnie Jeannine, Kristen Yensenna, and Mary Jo; and 9 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Laurel Hill Funeral Home, 10127 Plank Road, Spo…

Norma Jane Shackelford, 53, of Stafford County, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Moulton, Alabama. Norma loved to play bingo, go dancing, and root for the Dallas Cowboys. She was an avid reader, especially of Stephen King novels. Norma loved horror films, mud bogs, and puzzles. Su…

Charles H. "Charlie" Crum, Jr., 86 of Ladysmith passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 at his home. Born in Maryland, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Following the military he had a career as an analyst with the Department of Defense and retired after 30 year…

Josephine Stebbins Kain, 85, of Henrico, and formerly of Stafford, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents Frederick and Florence Kain, her brothers Howard Kain and Bobby Kain, her sisters Caroline Kain Rogers, Winifred Kain Valley, Char…

Virginia Payne Garner, 96, of Stafford County, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at her home. Virginia was born on June 6, 1923 to Richard Ellis Payne and Mary Knight Guy Payne. She was a devoted and lifelong member of Ramoth Baptist Church. Virginia loved the Lord and her Senior A…

Milton H. "Butch" Parsons III, 57, of King George County, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Parsons; children Heather Parsons Ocasio (Christopher) and Sean Parsons (Katherin); grandchildren Kayla, Santiago, Mathias, and Abb…

Patrick "Walter" Scott, 93, of Fredericksburg, VA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Paramount Senior Living after a brave battle with congestive heart failure. Walter was born in New York City, NY to James William Scott and Loretta Elizabeth Reilly on St. Patrick's Day …

Raymond Angelo DiMagno, 93, of Stafford County, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 26 at his home surrounded by family. Raymond was born in Hershey, PA, served in the U.S. Army, and was a World War II veteran. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Masonic Lodge. Raym…

Andrew Sciascia, 91, of Locust Grove, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 and joined his beloved wife Hanna to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Survivors include his five children Christine Ocetnik (Harald), Andy Sciascia, Jr. (Marina), Bobby Sciascia (Lynn), Marion Eckelberry …

Clarence O. "Scoots" Reynolds, 92 of Milford passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Survivors include two brothers, Everett "Buck" Reynolds and William "Bill" Reynolds (Lilly) and numerous nieces and nephews, including Sandra Ware (Earl), with whom he made his home in his later years. A fun…

Jeffrey S. Linden, 70, of Fredericksburg passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Jeff was born in Tekamah, NE on October 28, 1949. Survivors include his loving wife, Carol Linden; daughter Sarah Linden (Jason Vassilicos) of Washington, D.C.; and brother-in-law Steve Adams of Omaha, NE. H…

Mrs. Barbara Walor, 81, of Fredericksburg, peacefully took her eternal journey home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Barbara was a devoted wife and servant of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was born July 23, 1938, in Washington DC to John Thomas Garver and Bertha Eney Garver. Barbara spent …

Raymond Lee Brown, Jr. (known to many as Junior), 87, of Culpeper, VA went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. He was born August 27, 1932 to the late Raymond Lee Brown, Sr. and Cornelia Dowdy Brown. After graduating from James Monroe Hi…

The Reverend Gloria Carroll Kennedy Berberich, 91, of Charlottesville, Virginia, died suddenly November 25, 2019. She was born on April 28,1928 in Fredericksburg, the daughter of the late Dr. Carroll Prince and Eula Greene Kennedy. Gloria was proceeded in death by her daughter, Jane Scruggs;…

Anne Leonard Nere, 97, formerly of Fredericksburg, died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family at her home in Richmond, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Anne was born on July 5, 1922 in Braintree, MA, near Boston. During the war years and prior to her marriage she worked along-side Eliza…

Anthony Layne Day, 59, of Woodford died Mon. Nov. 25, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Day; a brother, Wayne Day, two nieces, Abbie Mines and Lorretta Thomas; a nephew, Jeremy Thomas. He is survived by his daughter, Wendy Day; his mother, Ruby Day; his three sisters, Rita…

William Armistead "Bill" Gordon, III William Armistead "Bill" Gordon, III, of Spotsylvania County passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital after a brave battle with Parkinson's and pneumonia. He was born on March 3, 1936 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Bill worked 34 ye…

Cynthia Lynn Saunders, 70, passed away Nov. 20, 2019. She is preceded in death by her mother, Maxine Saunders, her father, George H. Saunders, and her maternal grandmother, Jeannette Green. Cynthia is survived by her sister, Pamela Jonker and her brother, William M. Saunders. She is also sur…

Joseph "Wayne" Mills, 76, of Fredericksburg, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Mary Washington Hospital. Wayne retired from Virginia Power and then retired from Cox Cable. He was a member of the Harley Davidson Owner's Group, he also served on the Board o…

Robert Dean "Bob" Guthrie, age 76, of Spotsylvania, VA passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm Monday December 2, 2019 at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, 1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Frederick…

Roxana Parker, 71, received her heavenly wings on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born August 20, 1948, to the late Goldie Wilkins and the late Annie B. Wilkins. A viewing will be on Friday, November 29, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at A. L. Bennett Fune…

Vel Pillai, 76, of Lake of the Woods Locust Grove, previously of Latham, NY, was born May l0, 1943 in Aluva, Kerala State, India. He died at home from pneumonia November 18, 2019. His education included: BA Economics Union Christian College Aluva; MA in Economics University of Kerala at Triv…

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