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Ellen Elizabeth McCarty Rose, 97, of King George County, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Elizabeth was a member of Zoan Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, flowers, crosswords, watching "Wheel of Fortune" and reading her Bible daily.
She is survived by two daughters, Ellen Gray and Beverley Newton, both of King George; a son, James W. Rose Jr. and his companion, Carolyn Thomas, of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Stephen (Betty), Susan (Duke), Justin (Chelle), Monte (Tracy) and Lori; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her special niece, Barbara Smith; special friends of the family, Jacquelyn Hart and Orazio Muzzolini; and her honorary grandson, Steve Marion.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James W. Rose Sr.
Elizabeth's family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Zoan Baptist Church, 5888 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Jason Booth officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Elizabeth's family requests that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the King George Fire and Rescue Department, 8122 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485.
Online condolences may be expressed to Elizabeth's family at foundandsons.com.