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Ricky Sargent

Ricky Sargent

Ricky Sargent, 46, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

He is survived by the love of his life, Andrea Sargent; their children, Ashley, Bryan and Garren; stepson John; grandchildren Joel, Gabby, Mia and Jaylen; brother Jimmy and wife Terry and brother Mike and wife Pam; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Liz Sargent; and his brother Timmy.

Ricky was hardworking, a treasured friend and an avid fan of the Redskins and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

A celebration of life service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Riverside Church of God, 3461 Fall Hill Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

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William Lee Ponder

William Lee Ponder

William Lee "Billy" Ponder, 60, of Ruther Glen died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond.

Survivors include his parents, Charles and Lois Ponder; son Joshua Allen; brother Dan Ponder (Sheila); and two sisters, Cindy Talcott (Russ) and Tammy Ponder.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, at Wright's Chapel United Methodist Church, 8063 Ladysmith Road, Ruther Glen, VA 22546.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ladysmith Volunteer Rescue Squad, Box 186, Ladysmith, VA 22501.

Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.

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James M. Ashley

James M. Ashley

James Milton Ashley Sr., 86, of Spotsylvania County passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at his home.

James was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed working in his woodworking shop and was a retired member of IBEW Local 26. He was a member of Goshen Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Virginia G. Ashley of Spotsylvania; his sons, James Milton Ashley Jr. and Donald Lee Ashley and his wife, Kelly, both of Spotsylvania; daughter Betty F. Moyers and her husband, Michael, of Fredericksburg; grandchildren Kristi Proudfoot and her husband, Brent, and M.J. Moyers and his wife, Shannon, both of Fredericksburg; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and South Carolina; and brother John Ashley of Ohio.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the funeral home chapel.

Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Dave Wendt, Charles Knight Jr., Ray Perrin, Van Snellings, Ryan Snellings and Rutledge Webb.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Goshen Baptist Church, 9800 Gordon Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553; or to the American Heart Association, Memorials Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Arlene M. Nissley

Arlene M. Nissley

Arlene M. Nissley, 89, of Spotsylvania County passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her home.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Eugene Nissley; son Dennis Nissley and his wife, Betsy; daughters Sandra Helton and her husband, Steve, and Judy Nissley; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother Howard Hoerner and his wife, Mary.

A private graveside service will be held at Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial donations be made to Capital Caring Hospice, Fredericksburg Office, 4501 Empire Court, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

The family would also like to thank Capital Caring for their moral support and loving care of Arlene during her battle with cancer.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.

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Lowanda Ruth Jenkins

Lowanda Ruth Jenkins

Lowanda Ruth Jenkins, 82, of Stafford County passed away at Woodmont Nursing Center on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel.

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