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Thomas R. Walker

Thomas R. Walker

Thomas Randall Walker, 85, of Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, after a long illness.

Tom was born Oct. 29, 1928, in Detroit. He grew up in Ann Arbor, Mich., and worked for the Bendix Corp.'s Aerospace Systems Division as manager of the publications department. In 1992, he was transferred to the corporation's McLean offices, where he served as manager of employee relations. He retired in 1994 and moved to Lake of the Woods, where he enjoyed golf and many years of volunteerism and fellowship with the local Lions Club.

Tom is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ann; sons Randy (Kathy), Tim (Trish), Rob, Thom (Denise) and David; as well as grandchildren Janet, Ryan, Jake, Olivia, Dennis and Kyle; and two sisters, Muriel Frederick and Barbara Walker.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Irene Beardsley Walker and George Walker; and his first wife, Janet Speith Walker.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Lake of the Woods Church, Locust Grove. The Rev. Tom Schafer will officiate. Cremation has already taken place and Tom's ashes will be spread at a later date on Blue Lake in Gladwin, Mich., where he spent many happy years.

Donations in Tom's memory may be sent to the Lake of the Woods Lions Club, Box 605, Locust Grove, VA 22508.

An online guest book is available at johnsoncares .com.

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Helen S. Riker

Helen S. Riker

Helen S. Riker, 94, of Stafford County died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ross G. Riker; mother of Charles R. Riker, Deborah A. Stewart (the late John R. Steward Sr.) and Stephen D. Riker (Mary E. Riker); and sister of Reginald V. Snyder and the late William, Marshall and Jack Snyder and Beverly Eppolito. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Drive, Alexandria, where a funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Interment will be in Mount Comfort Cemetery.

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Patricia Pratt

Patricia Pratt

Patricia "Kay" Pratt, 49, formerly of Spotsylvania County, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Florence, S.C. Arrangements are incomplete at Ideal Funeral Parlor, 106 E. Darlington St., Florence, SC 29506.

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Edward Q. Williams

Edward Q. Williams

Edward Quinton Williams, 63, of Spotsylvania County, on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, went home to be with his Savior, Jesus, and family members who have gone on before.

He was born on Sept. 10, 1951. He graduated from Spotsylvania High School in 1971. He worked water and sewer construction for more than 33 years, mostly with Butzner Construction.

He is survived by his wife, Molly A. Williams; his son, Andy Q. Williams and wife Crystal; his daughter, Emma Jo Williams and husband Jose Nolasco; grandchildren Eddie, Tegan, Sonia and Emma Jolene; father Herbert Q. Williams; brothers Leroy Williams and Bernie Williams and wife Donna; sisters Gail Tate and husband Ronnie, Tammy Good and husband Rob and Chasity Williams and husband Wayne Cash; many, many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; cousins; aunts and uncles; church family; and friends--too great a number to print; you know who you are and you are loved very much.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois E. Williams; and an unnamed baby brother.

Family night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Hebron Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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Dan Dorsey

Dan Dorsey

Daniel Alan Dorsey, 44, of Anderson, S.C., formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Anderson.

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