Dr. Frank Bradley Gray, 84, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020. He was born on June 17, 1936, in Newport News, Virginia, to parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W Gray. Frank graduated from Warwick High School in Newport News, Virginia, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia …

Sara Buford, 83, of Fredericksburg, VA passed away at her home on July 29, 2020 with loving family at her side. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Sara enjoyed playing bridge, reading, golfing and spending time with her grandchildren. A viewing will be held at A.L. Benne…

Albert Anthony Mehlbaum passed away on July 31, 2020 in Fredericksburg, Virginia at the age of 74 after a long battle with lymphoma. He was born in Washington D.C. on June 11, 1946 and moved to "the country," Camp Springs, MD, at the age of five where he developed a life-long love of the out…

July 2, 1947 - July 28, 2020 Brenda Talley-Haley, 73, of Fredericksburg, Va. went to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Mason Haley. She was the daughter of the late Alden Talley & Catherine Spicer Talley. Mrs. Haley is survived by two sons, L. Scott Haley …

Philip James Roke, 65, of Fredericksburg, VA, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his residence. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel at 11 o'clock, with the family receiving friends an hour prior to t…

Arlene Powell Edwards, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Hughes Home in Fredericksburg. Born February 7, 1923 in Spotsylvania to Josiah "Joseph" Powell and Grace Elizabeth Bowling Powell, Arlene was raised in Spotsylvania …

Marilyn Michelle Willis, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at her home. She is survived by her brother, Howard "Buddy" Willis (Sang Willis); nephews, Derrick Willis and Todd Willis; niece, Andrea Gordon; 3 great nephews, 1 great niece and a host of cousins. A graveside service will be …

Pauline (Hebert) Bilodeau, 94, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Bickford of Spotsylvania. She was born and raised in Fall River, MA. After graduation from Jesus Mary Academy in Fall River, she graduated from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in Boston, Massachuset…

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Alan Edward Frey, 96, of King George, Virginia, passed on Friday, July 10, 2020. Mr. Frey was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Muriel T. Frey, his daughter, Barbara E. Frey, and a great grandson, Gabriel J. Moneyhon. Alan is survived by 5 daughters, 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchil…

Edna S. Lodge Mauk, 75, of Montross, VA passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at her residence. She was born Sunday, June 3, 1945 in Hopewell, PA to William Lodge and Laura Heckman Lodge Nicklis. Edna was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, a loving and devoted wife who loved her family and c…

Jennifer Nicole Peyton, 42, of Fredericksburg passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Nicole had a contagious laugh that would light up a room. She will be missed by many. Survivors include her father, James Randolph Peyton; brother Derrick Peyton (Lindsey); nephew Ryley; niece Isla; and other…

Martha Duvall Franklin, 76, of King George, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, in King George. Martha is survived by her son, John, and her grandchildren, Brayden, Maddox, Piper and Ian. She was predeceased by her husband, John G. Franklin, Jr. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. o…

Patricia Leann Sutton, 62, of Callaway, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 23, 2020. She was born December 7, 1957 in Waterville, Maine. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Sutton. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Anthony Kline; two grandchildren; si…

Randle Junior Freeman passed away on July 20, 2020 at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Freeman; children, Randle Freeman (Gia) and Shelly Juggins (Ellsworth Tyrone); he also leaves behind his grandchildren and a host of other relatives. A viewing will be held at A.L. Bennett…

Anna Razza, 81, of Stafford, Virginia passed away on July 27, 2020. She was born to the parents, Efstatios Theodoron and Maria Voulgaris Theodoron, on February 20, 1939 in Piraeus, Greece. Anna arrived in the US in 1948 and settled in New Orleans, LA where she lived until she moved to Staffo…

Dessie C Brendle, 95, of Fredericksburg, Va. quietly passed away at Hughes Home July 23, 2020 after a long slow battle with dementia. Dessie was born July 27, 1924 in Riverton, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles L Brendle and later companion Ora Willis, parents B…

James E. Clore, 62, of Fredericksburg passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Clore; brother Brad Clore; sister Nina Clore; father and mother-in-law David and Virginia Mowry; brother-in-law David Mowry (Stacy); sister-in-law Debbie Gracik (Jimmy);…

Leonard H. Boxley, 85, of Fredericksburg, VA passed away on July 21, 2020. He is survived by his daughter, Lynne Michelle Boxley-Lewis (Anthony Lewis); sisters, Lorraine Alsop, Estelle Strother and WilliaMae White. A viewing will be held at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home on Saturday, Augu…

Lois Kathleen Utley Farmer, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2020 at NHC Healthcare in Bluffton, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Farmer in 2012 after 65 years of marriage. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Susan Toker and her husband, Jeff of…

Marlene Elizabeth Little, beloved wife, mom, sister, and grandmom, passed peacefully into eternal life on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Marlene was born on July 19, 1933 in Baltimore, MD, and attended the Institute of Notre Dame girls' school. She met the love of her life, Ray, on a blind date whi…

Danny C West, 63, passed away on July 26, 2020 at home after his battle with cancer. Danny was born in Charleston, WV on June 27, 1957. He leaves behind a cherished family, Jimmie Chandler of 38 years, a brother Roger West and family, sisters Joyce West and Judith Minor, and many friends and…

Judy Ann Overby, 77, of Spotsylvania County, passed away on Friday, July 24th at Mary Washington Hospital with her daughter by her side. Judy enjoyed working in her yard, reading, shopping, going to yard sales and thrift shops and lived by the adage, "One man or woman's trash is another man …

Nancy P. Kurucz, 70, of Stafford, Virginia, passed away on July 27, 2020. She was born to parents, Alvin and Bertha Pritchett on April 17, 1950 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Nancy enjoyed being around the baseball field and was considered the Team Mom by many. She loved taking care of childre…

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Norma L. Kipps, 89 of Bealeton, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday July 25, 2020. Norma worked as a clerk for the US Postal Service for over 30 years. She is preceded in death by her husband Lawrence R. Kipps.Norma is survived by her children; Cynthia C. Kipps of Bealeton, Kennet…

On Friday, July 24, 2020, Dennis O'Deal Byrd, 65, of Bowling Green, VA, entered into eternal rest at McGuire VA Hospital. Dennis truly had a zest for life and loved his family and extended network of friends and neighbors.Dennis never met a stranger and you didn't feel like one in his presen…

Stephen "Steve" E. Weedon died unexpectedly at his residence in Spotsylvania, Virginia. He entered the world on May 12th, 1947 and left on July 24th, 2020. He was the only child of Hazel S. and James E. Weedon. Steve was a 1965 graduate of Spotsylvania High School where he was proud member o…

William James Baker passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2020. He was born on September 2, 1964 in Rutland, VT, the son of Charles and Gail Baker. Bill grew up in Rutland, attended and graduated from Rutland High School at which time he made lifelong friendships. He went on to attend Wyoming…

Timothy White, 70, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully with his loving wife, Jane by his side on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Spotsylvania Regional Hospital. Tim was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on June 25, 1950. He graduated from Harriton High School in Lower Merion Twp., Pennsylvani…

William (Bill) Shumaker, 80 years old, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 26, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife Jane of 37 years, 4 sons; Roger (Vickie), Marty, Jeffrey (Laura), and Matt (Kasey) Furrow, 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and one on the way. Family services w…

Katherine Herbert Jewell, 92, of Dahlgren, VA passed away Friday, July 24, 2020. She was born in Tidwells, VA September 4, 1927 to Roger V. Herbert and Mamie Boyce Herbert. She was a homemaker; at one time she was employed at the Navy Exchange at Dahlgren. She was a member of the Dahlgren UM…

LTC (Ret.) Thomas M. Johnson LTC (Ret.) Thomas M. Johnson, 82, of Stafford County passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital. He retired from a successful career in the United States Army, which included serving twice as Battalion Staff Advisor in Vietnam, and later as…

Carol Hein, 86, loving and devoted wife of the late Lynn Hein, CAPT, USCG (Ret), for more than 63 years, passed away at home after a final battle with cancer. She is survived by her two sons, Steven (Deborah) of Locust Grove, VA, and Matthew (Maura) of Hudson, NH, her favorite niece and effe…

Carroll K., Jr. and Shirley A. Rush will be laid to rest on August 5th, 2020. The Internment, a Graveside Service will be held at Mount Comfort Cemetery at 11:00am in Alexandria, Virginia. Shirley (76) passed away on April 16th, 2019 after a short illness and Carroll "Tody" (87) passed on Ap…

C. Clinton Payne, 88, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020. Clint was a life-long resident of Stafford County. He was the youngest and last surviving of the 10 children of the late Minor Nelson Payne and Nannie Ashton Payne of Falmouth. Clint is survived by Celia Gallahan Payne, his wife of 65 …

Loretta Joyce (Porter) Dennison Loretta Joyce (Porter) Dennison entered into the presence of the Lord mercifully, in the blink of an eye, just as she had hoped she would, on Monday, July 13, 2020 at her home in Spotsylvania, VA. Joyce was the fifth child of sixteen born to Eph and Ethel Port…

Mildred "Midge" English, 81, of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 at The Canterbury Senior Living. Midge was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. L. Allen Holley and grew up in Crystal Springs, MS. She met her husband of 55 years, Phil, while they were both studying at T…

Patricia Goodwin Blake born May 9, 1944 passed away July 20, 2020 in Gainesville, Fla. Patsy was formally of Fredericksburg. She worked for 24 years at the University of Fla. She loved the Gators.She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years,Teddy, son, Ike; sisters Edna Wilson, Rita Sy…

Alan Edward Frey, 96, of King George, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020, in Fredericksburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, had retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren and was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church. Among his survivors are his wife of 15 years, L…

Debra Coppage-Graybeal, 61, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born August 30, 1958, Debbie was a life-long resident of Fredericksburg. She was a selfless woman and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, Nana and f…

George began his journey June 12, 1928, in Kentucky and peacefully went home with our Heavenly Father on July 18, 2020. George enjoyed school and continued his education to earn a PhD. Dairy farming was his first career. After 10 years, George's path changed. George became employed by the Co…

Marylou Helen Cline Cumberland, 86 of King George County passed away on July 23, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital. Marylou was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William "Buzzy" Cumberland and her sons Perry "Bebop" Cumberland and Ethan Justice. Marylou was born in Dumfries on Sep…

Zeda Pearl Sweat Abramson passed away on July 20, 2020 in Stafford County from causes incident to age. Born on May 3, 1934 in Heber City, Utah to Elven and Clara Ione Lee Sweat, she grew up in Heber City, Bountiful, and Woods Cross, Utah. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ o…

Charlie Lou McMillan, 72, passed away on July 11, 2020. Mrs. McMillan is survived by her son, Rodney Waller; siblings, Roxie Arrington, Realla Armstead, Jairline Samuel, Stormy Beverly and George McMillan; grandsons, Delonte' Eura and Toronto Eura. A viewing will be held on Friday, July 24, …

Evelyn Snellings Amodie, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Jacksonville, NC, on Friday, July 17, 2020 with her husband, Charles E. Amodie, of 60 years by her side. She dearly loved her family and all the many family gatherings... she loved people and had a gift for gab. Evelyn also l…

Gretchin Nichole Hanlin Campbell, 48, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital. She was born on April 3, 1972 at Mary Washington Hospital and was the only daughter of Judy Hanlin Werdebaugh. She graduated from Stafford High School and pursued a care…

Ronald L. Coster, 82, of Unionville, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at his residence. A visitation will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 27 at Salem United Methodist C…

Russell Lewis, 83, of Spotsylvania VA, passed away on July 14, 2020. He leaves to mourn, his wife, Joanne Lewis; children, James Fenwick, Anthony Lewis, Govonna Balton, Mary Wilson, Janine Ellis, Carla Haigler, Ronnie Ellis and Donnell Robinson; he also leaves behind 6 grandchildren. A viewi…

Margaret D. "Peggy" McGann Margaret D. "Peggy" McGann, 81, daughter of the late Swanson and Ruth Dickinson went to the Lord on Thursday, July 16, 2020 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Peggy retired from Dahlgren Navy Base with 36 years in 1994. She was a kind and gentle woman who help…

Donald Franklin Blosser, 73 passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth Blosser and 2 daughters, Lori Milton, and Lynne Picozzi, as well as his 2 grandchildren, James, and Lizzie Milton. He was the son of Dorothy and Kirb…

Ernest U. Meier Lt. Colonel, USMC Retired Ernest U. Meier, 88, of Lake of the Woods passed away peacefully on July 13th after a long illness surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut "Ernie" was a graduate of the University of Connecticut, and a decorated career Marine wi…

Howard Wyche, 85, of Stafford, VA, passed away on July 18, 2020. He leaves to honor his memory, his loving wife of 54 years, Edna Wyche; daughter, Pamela Wyche; siblings, Lillian Ackers and Willie Wyche. A viewing will be held at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home on Thursday, July 23, 2020 f…

Richard M. Crickenberger, 67, of Fredericksburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2020 in his home with family by his side after a short battle with cancer. He was a hard working, compassionate man who was devoted to his family, his friends, and his masonry business. He was a lovin…

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Patrick James Pelletier passed away on July 16th at the age of 71. Born September 17, 1948, Patrick spent the majority of his life in Fredericksburg. Patrick served his community for over 50 years as a barber. His customers spanned generations …

Armido Richard DiDonato, 98, born Pittsburgh, PA, a resident of 'Good Old Dahlgren', as he called it, since 1954, passed away at home Saturday, July 18, 2020. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, a long-time mathematician at NSWC and an athlete par excellence. At his request, there will be no…

Beverly McGinnis Southworth, 78 of Shumansville passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at her home. Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she received her undergraduate degree from Converse College and her Master's from the University of Richmond, both in music. Beverly taught private music l…

On Friday, July 17, 2020, our beloved mom, Sophia Conway Brown went to be with our Lord and Savior at the age of 99 years young. Survivors include her six children; 15 grandchildren; and 20+ great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Brown; and five grandson…

It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, A.C. Glover. A.C. was fortunate to live a long and storied life where he was much loved by all those around him. He was born on June 6, 1926 in Bristol, TN. A.C. was very proud of …

MSG Raymond L. McConchie (Ret) MSG Raymond L. McConchie (Ret), 73, of Spotsylvania died Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was born February 14, 1947 to the late S.H. and Gladys E. McConchie. He is survived by one niece, Lorrie Gilman (John); two great nephews, Brandon G…

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