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Melissa Houston-Elliott

Melissa Houston-Elliott

Melissa Caroline Houston-Elliott, 32, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

She was the daughter of the late Teresa and Tracy Houston. She is survived by her sister, Amber Houston of Caroline County; grandmother Sadie Hicks of Caroline County; grandfather Tate Hicks of Woodford; the Elliott family of Thornburg; her four children, Alexis Houston, Mark Stewart, Austin Elliott and Tyler Elliott; and countless extended family and close family friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Four Winds Club, 2350 Skinkers Neck Road, Rappahannock Academy.

Online guest book is at storkefuneralhome.com.

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Hilda Smith McCoy

Hilda Smith McCoy

Hilda Byrd Smith "Byrdie" McCoy, 74, of Wytheville passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the daughter of the late Edward Hunter and Margaret Butler Smith. She was a member of Wytheville Presbyterian Church and was an active volunteer in many nonprofit organizations. Byrdie loved her family and many friends.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert G. (Bob) McCoy of Wytheville; sons Robert G. (Mac) McCoy and wife Novessa of Jonesville and James Hunter McCoy and wife Kat of Wytheville; grandchildren Jacob and A.J.; stepgrandchildren Summer Hines and Brady Redwine; sisters Margaret (Peggy) Savedge and Linda Wray Barton and husband Clarence; brother Roderick H. Smith and wife Barbara; and her special friend who was like a daughter, Beth Milam.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Wytheville Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Brad Simpson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Virginia, 600 W. Ridge Road, Wytheville, VA 24382.

Grubb Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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James P. Logan

James P. Logan

James P. "Jimmy" Logan, 51, of Woodford died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his home.

He graduated from Model Secondary School for the Deaf at Gallaudet University and had been a longtime employee of Kings Dominion. Jimmy was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed BMX racing.

Survivors include his brother, John Logan and his wife, Anne; his niece, Julia Logan; his biological mother, Ginny Nimpfer; and biological brother, Bill Nimpfer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Beryl Anne Logan.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Wrights Chapel United Methodist Church, Ladysmith.

Online condolences may be made at storkefuneral home.com.

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Fenner D. Williams

Fenner D. Williams

Fenner D. Williams, 53, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Woodmont Nursing Home.

A visitation will be held Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. A service will follow at noon. Interment is at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Chilesburg.

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William Henry Jackson

William Henry Jackson

William Henry "Billy Boy" Jackson Jr., 61, of Spotsylvania County passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Monday, July 14, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, Fredericksburg.

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Genevieve Davis

Genevieve Davis

Genevieve Thornton Powers Davis, 92, of Port Royal moved on to a "larger life" on Thursday, July 10, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home.

Genevieve was born on Jan. 28, 1922, during the "Knickerbocker Snowstorm" at her family home, Bell Town, in Port Royal. The farm later became part of Cooke Camp at Fort A.P. Hill. She was the first of four children, and at the age of 14 began caring for her family after the death of her dear mother, Edith Gouldman Powers.

Genevieve was the matriarch of her family from an early age, and she continued to inspire all with love throughout her life.

After graduating from Mica High School (now in Fort A.P. Hill), Genevieve met the love of her life, E. Conway Davis, from Essex County, at a dance in Port Royal. They married in 1940 and soon established E.C. Davis Motor Co. A nurturing mother and devoted wife, Genevieve loved her family above all in life.

Genevieve's community was also very close to her heart. She was a longstanding member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Port Royal, where she served as Trustee as well as on the Vestry, Altar Guild and ECW. An entertainer and host right up to the end of her life, Genevieve warmly welcomed visitors and made all around her feel comfortable and at home.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her loving husband of 43 years, E. Conway Davis; her beloved son, James Conway Davis; and her brothers David and Thomas (Buddy) Powers.

She is survived by three devoted daughters, Carolyn Conway Davis (John), Linda Davis Upshaw (Keith) and Genevieve Powers Davis Adams (Peter); daughter-in-law Ann Greely Davis; grandchildren Reuben Rolph Lakin, Harriet Lakin Williams, Caroline Davis Upshaw Hughes, Ann Powers Upshaw, James Harrison Upshaw, Emma Powers Adams; and three great-grandchildren, Edgar Harper and Isabella and Sadie Lakin. Genevieve is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth Powers Hicks.

The family wishes to thank her constant companions, affectionately known as her "girls," for the extraordinary care and love shown to her over these past few years. Their dedication allowed her to live out her golden years where she always wanted to be, in the comfort of her own home overlooking the Rappahannock River.

A funeral celebrating her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at St. Peter's Church in Port Royal with the Rev. Catherine Hicks officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, at Storke Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Genevieve's memory to St. Peter's Church, Box 399, Port Royal, VA 22535.

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Robert M. Thomas

Robert M. Thomas

Robert Matthew "Matt" Thomas, 56, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

He is survived by two sons; their mother; two grandsons; his parents; five sisters; and two brothers.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, at Encounter Church of God.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Moss Free Clinic, 1301 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Richard Bumbrey Jr.

Richard Bumbrey Jr.

Richard "Dicky" Bumbrey Jr., 60, of Panama City, Fla., formerly of Dahlgren, died on Monday, July 7, 2014, at his residence.

Dicky is survived by one sister, Judith Jagbir (Barry) of Dahlgren; and one brother, Timothy Bumbrey (Elizabeth) of Haymarket.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at King George Church of God, King George, with the Rev. Parnell Smith Sr. offering the eulogy and the Rev. Milton Carter officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will follow the service at Little Ark Baptist Church cemetery in King George.

Online guest book is available at brooksfuneralhome .com.

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Cosby Zellars

Cosby Zellars

Cosby "Sonny" Zellars, 87, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Crozet, passed away on June 7, 2014, at his residence.

Sonny is survived by his sister, Maxine Zellars of Spotsylvania County.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Culpeper National Cemetery. A gathering will follow at Golden Corral, 10320 Spotsylvania Ave., Fredericksburg.

A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Susan P. Bowers

Susan P. Bowers

Susan Page Bowers, 64, of Fredericksburg passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Woodmont Center.

She is survived by her son, Greg Bowers; grandchildren Kaleb and Tommy Bowers; brother James Page; and sisters Patricia Wilcox and Jeanne Sloane.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Bowers; and her parents, Irving and Janeth Page.

Services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Harvard Brain Bank at givemclean.partners .org.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Barbara V. Peters

Barbara V. Peters

Barbara Veronica Peters, 68, of Locust Grove passed away with her loved ones by her side on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital. Complete funeral arrangements may be found at laurelhillfuneral home.com.

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