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Date published: 7/3/2013

James D. Southworth Jr.

James Durrett "J.D." Southworth Jr., 91, of Fredericksburg, born Nov. 10, 1921, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 1, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

J.D. received a purple heart while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the FMC Plant as a mechanic and then started his own landscaping company.

He is survived by four daughters, Patricia Irving and her husband, Bill, of Falls Church, Nancy Propts and her husband, Tom, of Stafford County, Sarah Welch and her husband, Ken, of Texas and Cynthia Hubbard and her husband, Johnnie, of Mississippi; 10 grandchildren, John Thomas Gilley, Annette Watts, Cyndi Woodward, Tommy Propts, Elita Caldwell, Martina Welch, Christina Nelson, Amanda Porter, Laura James and Kathryn Hubbard; nine great-grandchildren; and a niece, Ellen Taylor

J.D. was preceded in death by his wife, Elvira Giles Southworth; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Genobles; and a brother, Willie Stephen Southworth.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Fredericksburg Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Jack A. Marcom Jr. officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, J.D.'s family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Baraca Class, Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Online condolences may be expressed to J.D.'s family at foundandsons.com.