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Walter DeShields

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Date published: 7/1/2013

Walter DeShields

Walter DeShields, 82, of Stafford County passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, at his residence with his family by his side.

Mr. DeShields was born and raised in Stafford and was the oldest living member of Mount Ararat Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ethel Homes DeShields; his first wife, Beulah DeShields; and a brother and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife Julia "Chris" DeShields; four sons, Charles Turner, David Turner, Lloyd Turner (Rhonda) and Mike Turner (Joni); four daughters, Deborah Logan (Carlus), Karen Gordon (Keith), Barbara Meyer (Mike) and Faye Worrell (C.T.); grandchildren Andrew Lavinus and Kristel Gillies (Michael); and an abundance of grand and great-grandchildren through blended families.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to either the Mount Ararat building fund or Faith Baptist Church, Pinetopps, NC 27864.

Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompson stafford.com