Barbara" Binky" Bergesen, born August 21, 1961 (57), of Triangle, Virginia lost her battle with cancer July 14, 2019. Barbara was married to her loving husband, Brad, for 42 years. Barbara was employed with Compton & Duling law firm in Woodbridge, Virginia. Barbara was preceded in death …

Joseph Melvin Crabtree, 77, of Fredericksburg passed away at home on Saturday, July 20, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Joe was loved and respected by all who knew him. We will miss his physical presence but we know he is still with us in spirit. And we will continue to hold onto…

died July 16, 2019. The deceased is survived by his children: Kimberly Byrne, Valerie Keel, and Lance Scharr, two grand-children: Lauren Scharr and Will Keel, and two great-grandchildren: Loni and Brandon. His wife, Violet V. Scharr passed in May 2014. His personal accomplishments were to su…

Laura Lee (Johnson) Grossman, 85, of Spotsylvania, will be missed. On November 13, 2018, she unexpectedly lost her battle to carry on. She will be missed most by her husband, Bernard Grossman; her two sons, Mykl and Lyn Johnson; her daughters-in-law, Catherine Revel, Kristin Johnson, Carla J…

Michael D. Hunter born on January 10, 1980 in San Antonio, Texas died on July 16, 2019. He was the first born son of David and Mary Ann Hunter. Though he lived a life full of physical challenges he managed to live fully in the world. He traveled widely seeing England, Ireland, New York, Main…

Ruth Stevens Payne, 95, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on June 29, 2019. She was a lifelong resident of Fredericksburg, VA and devoted member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church. Ruth was born on February 27, 1924 to the late Bernard and Cornelia Stevens. She attended the State Nor…

Willie R. Johnson, 74, of Fredericksburg passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at VCU Medical Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Johnson; three kids, Nina Nance, VonEric Johnson, Corey Johnson; five grandchildren, Terrel Nance, Shaniqua Nance, LaToya Brown, Kristen Johns…

Doug Trew, 72 of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019. The family will receive friends at the Colonial Beach chapel of Storke Funeral Home, Sunday July 21st at 2:30. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 3:30 for a 4:00 pm graveside service at St. Peter's Cemete…

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Linwood A. Thacker, 92, of Fredericksburg passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Mr. Thacker was a long time member of Round Oak Baptist Church, a member of VFW Post 3103, and a WWII veteran. He worked as an electrician for FMC Plant, and later retired from NSWC Dahlgren. He enjoyed gardeni…

Priscilla Kay Sullivan, 56, of Stafford County passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital. Priscilla was a sparkling light. She was generous and put everyone before herself. She was smart, funny and talented. Priscilla enjoyed crossword puzzles, crashing weddings and mos…

Shirley A. Jenkins, 71, of Spotsylvania County, was reunited in heaven with her parents on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Shirley was a devoted Christian who loved God. She was known for her "granny hugs" that will be dearly missed. Shirley was a bus driver with Prince William County Schools for 1…

Willie R. Johnson, 74, of Fredericksburg, Va. passed away on July 16, 2019 at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va. Willie was a proud worker of General Motors, where he retired after 40.5 years of his career. After retirement from G.M., Willie pursued another career at The Free Lance-Star whe…

Barbara Ann Stahlinski Howell, age 71, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2019. Barbara grew up in Norwich, Connecticut. She met her husband of 51 years while he was stationed nearby (NAVY). They lived in numerous states travelling from base to base until they decided to raise their family i…

Franklin Eugene Lee, Jr., 82, of King George, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Mary Washington Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judith Geety Lee, a son, Frank Eugene Lee, III, Mary Arcand (Kenneth), five grandchildren, Nichole Arcand, Amanda Fulmore (Justin), Kathleen …

James Edward McGinnis, 95, of Spotsylvania, Va., passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019. A visitation will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22 at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove, Va. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23 at Craigs Baptist Church, Spo…

Clyde Walter Matthews, 83, of Fredericksburg, passed away unexpectedly with his wife and three girls by his side at Mary Washington Hospital on Monday, July 15, 2019. Clyde was born on November 3, 1935 in Warrenton to the late William Rice Matthews and Ruth Lillian Grubbs. Clyde is survived …

Harry Daniel Boutchyard, Jr., 89, of Spotsylvania County, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Harry was born in Falmouth and graduated from Falmouth High School. He married Peggy Marie Shelkett in 1950. Harry worked in the Air Force during the Korean War. As a civilian, he ta…

Jason Christopher Holmes, 35, of Suffolk, formerly of Stafford County, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at his home. Jason enjoyed woodworking and walking his dogs, and was passionate about his barbeque and loved his time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Heather Hol…

On July 14, 2019, Marion Joseph Brooks received his heavenly wings. Born on August 13, 1924 in Jersey, VA. Marion was more known as "Joe". He was married to his wife Mary B. Brooks of 70 years. Funeral Services will be: 11 am. Saturday, July 20,2019 at Salem Baptist Church 12262 Salem Church…

Alfred Anderson, Sr., 91, of Spotsylvania, VA, passed away July 13, 2019. He leaves his children, Alfred Anderson, Jr., Lawrence Anderson, Tivita Cobb, Loretta Jones, and Alfonso Anderson. A viewing will be held Saturday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11:00 at Br…

Curtis Eugene Roy, 63, of Supply, VA passed away on July 13, 2019. He leaves to cherish his memory, five brothers, Michael Johnson, Irving Roy, Leon Roy, Edward Roy, and Sherman Roy; and one sister, Margo Roy Keeles. Visitation will be held at Cedell Brooks Funeral Home, Port Royal, on Frida…

Edward "Eddie" M. Ryan II, 62, passed away peacefully with his daughters at his side at Mary Washington Hospital on July 12, 2019, near his home of over thirty years in Fredericksburg, Va. Eddie was born on August 11, 1956 to the late Marjorie and William "Pants" Ryan in Brownsville, Pennsyl…

Francis Fitzgerald Pitts, 55, of Bowling Green died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at his home. He was a loving husband to his wife of 35 years, Marcia Pitts; a wonderful father to four children, Russell Pitts, Heather Moon, Norman Baldeon and Antonio Baldeon; his mother, Mildred Pitts; his sister, S…

Reverend Glen H. Cannon died on July 12, 2019 in Springfield, Virginia of complications of Alzheimer's disease. Formerly of Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove, Virginia, he was born September 7, 1942 in Bay City, Michigan to Guy and Carrie Cannon. He graduated from Albion College, Albion, Mic…

Richard Walsh, 75, of Fredericksburg, Va. passed away on Thursday July 4, 2019 at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va. Richard was born on October 19, 1943, in Danville, Pa. to the late William and Helen Walsh of Mount Carmel, Pa. and was the second of six children. Richard grew up in Mt. Car…

Anne McCarthy Beard, 95, of Williamsburg passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019. Mrs. Beard was born on December 15, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts to Augustus and Hazel Joyce McCarthy. She graduated from East Boston High School and took a job with Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. at his Maine and New Ha…

Lois Ray Thomas, 82, passed away at Mary Washington Hospital on July 14, 2019. Ray, a long time resident of Fredericksburg, was born in Emporia to Leon and Kathleen Willoughby. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Jesse Randolph Thomas, Sr.; her son, Jesse Randolph Thomas, Jr. …

Ellen Elizabeth Fowler, 96, a long time resident of Fredericksburg, VA passed away at Mary Washington Hospital on July 10, 2019 to be with her Lord. Ellen was a resident of Woodmont Senior Care for the past 4 years and prior resided at 10 Olympic Drive for 34 years. Ellen was born and raised…

Jean M. Shotwell, 92, of Spotsylvania, VA went to glory on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in the home of her son, Jim Shotwell. She was the daughter of the late Dorothy C. Mahaney and Andrew Mahaney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart I. Shotwell and her d…

Pauline E. Atkins Hall, 94, of Fredericksburg passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Chancellor Hall. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Hall Cannon (Tommy), and Bonnie Hall Sutton (Ralph); her grandchildren, Cameron Sutton, Jason Cannon, an…

of Ladysmith, VA, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 on the 56th anniversary of his marriage to his wife, Joan. He was born in Chesterfield, VA on August 12 1937. George was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Florence Munford; his brother, Ed Munford; and his sister, Dot Eggleston. He…

Glen A. Wood, 71, of Bowling Green, Virginia, passed on July 5, 2019. Glen was blessed with many gifts: a heart of pure gold shared with his wife, three stunningly beautiful children, an intelligent and educated mind, a magical personality, countless loving friends, a generous sense of justi…

Gordon Nelson Lewis, II, 65, of Fredericksburg, Virginia passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from heart complications. Gordon was born in Chincoteague to Gordon and Jacqueline (Hickman) Lewis. He served in the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist for eight y…

Jeanne Claire Dandeneau Willis, 73, passed away at her home on July 4, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Richard; her three children Nathan, Suzanne Winfield, and Elizabeth Hall; 4 grandchildren and one great grand child. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jeanne's name to Sout…

Melissa Baker, 75, died surrounded by her family on July 4, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband, Ken, she is survived by her son Steve and his wife, Susan; her daughter Kristin and her husband Dave; her beloved Baker grandchildren, Justin, Brittany and Josh; and sisters, Patricia and Shar…

Peter J. Rose, of Fredericksburg, VA, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 after a battle with cancer. With his loving wife Mary and trusted guard dog Luci by his side, Pete won out his first fight with cancer but ultimately could not outlive Keith Richards as he had hoped to do. Pete brigh…