Obituaries for the week of December 19
Robert E. “Bob” Dunn Sr.
Robert E. “Bob” Dunn Sr., 75, of Oak Grove, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Bob was born in Montgomery County, Md., a former service manager at various car dealerships, owner/operator of a catering service truck in Maryland and later employed at the Stop In, Oak Grove.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Dunn, of the home; two sons, Robert Eugene Dunn Jr. of Winchester, Va. and Darrin Wayne Dunn of Wintersville, Ohio; two brothers, Charles W. Dunn of Burtonsville, Md. and James L. Dunn of Virginia; two grandchildren, Brian R. and Nathan C. Dunn.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George is handling the arrangements.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com
John C. Gleason
John C. Gleason, 55, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.
John was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was employed by Heritage Hall in King George County as a C.N.A. previously at Westmoreland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. He was a member of King George Church of God.
John is survived by his wife, Patty E. Gleason of the home; two children, Noel Marie Gleason and John Curtis Gleason, both of Colonial Beach; his father, Curtis David Gleason of Cedartown, Ga.; his mother, Ruth M. Northrup of Oakdale, N.Y.; three sisters, Kimette L. Cannady of Colonial Beach, Dawn Marie Haase of Cedartown, Ga., and Deborah Joy Occhipinti of Babylon, N.Y.; a brother, Daniel Gleason Sr. of Ashland, Va.; and several nieces and nephews and other family members.
The family will receive friends from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, December 20 at King George Church Of God, 8095 Kings Highway, King George, VA., 22485, with a memorial service starting at 7 p.m. officiated by Pastor Milton Carter.
Burial will be private.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach is handling the services.
Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com
Edward F. Hundley
Edward F. Hundley, 89 of Montross, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at The Orchard in Warsaw.
Mr. Hundley was born in The Glebe (Montross) in 1923 to John and Helen Evans Hundley.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Tidwells where he was the founding superintendent of the St. James Sunday School in 1955 and was an avid motorcyclist, receiving a certificate in 1987 at a North Carolina Moto Guzzi Owners Club motorcycle rally for being the oldest rider.
Mr. Hundley worked for Walker Candy Company of Montross and was a waterman and carpenter.
He was past commander of the American Legion Post 252 and also served as past commander of the 8th District American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Sarah Weaver Hundley of Montross; son Val (Leslie) of Midlothian; daughter-in-law Barbara (Ron) of Montross; daughter Helen H. France (Jack) of Montross.
Dad was preceded in death by sons Edward “Steve” F. Hundley, Jr. and Ronald “Ron” D. Hundley; and brothers, Horace and Norman Hundley and sister, Norma Robinson.
Surviving grandchildren are Terri and Stephanie and families of South Carolina (Steve); Michael Hundley and Kristen Via and families of King George (Ron); Gary Lewis and family of King George; Jack France Jr. of Richmond (Helen); Korina Shepard and family of Leesburg and Katie, Gabbie and Gillie, of Richmond (Val).
Also surviving are numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; sisters, Marianne Foxwell and Grace Edmonston and brother, Leon A. Hundley.
Family received friends at Welch Funeral home with a memorial service at St. James Epicopal Church in Tidwells on Dec. 14.
Family requests memorial donations be made to Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 618 Hospital Road, Medical Arts Building, Suite 201, Tappahannock, Va. 22560 or St. James Episcopal Church (Tidwells), c/o Cople Parish, P.O. Box 110, Hague, VA 22469
Robert H. “Bobby” Hunt
Robert H. “Bobby” Hunt of Pahrump, Nevada, passed away Aug. 11, 2012.
A memorial mass was held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Pahrump.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Ingeborg, of Pahrump; his children, Natasha and Mark and three grandchildren of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Victoria Johnson of Mechanicsville and Mary Ingram of Montross, and a brother, Paul Thomas Hunt of Yorktown.
After serving in the U. S. Army, he worked with AFFES (Armed Services) in Germany, Texas, Louisiana, Bosnia and Saudi Arabia.
Bobby retired from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada several years ago.
Betty Joan Willis Thompson
Betty Joan Willis Thompson passed away on Dec. 3, 2012 at Virginia Commonwealth Hospital Center, Richmond.
Betty, the fourth child, was born on May 13, 1955 in Zacata to Gracie Etta Brooks Willis and the late Thomas F. “Bunny” Willis. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at the age of 10 and became a member of Siloam Baptist Church, Zacata. She actively participated in Sunday School and church activities.
Joan, as family and close friends called her, graduated from Washington & Lee High School in 1973. Upon graduation she accepted employment with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. In September 1974, Joan began her journey as a military wife. She attended Hult Business College in Alamogordo, New Mexico and in 1989 received a diploma as a Medical Assistant from Penn Foster School, Scranton, Pa. Because of her strong interest in the medical field both sons, sought studies in the medical area. Also, in seeking a closer walk with God, Joan furthered her religious studies by attending Infinity Bible Seminary, Richmond.
Leaving to cherish and bask in her everlasting love are: her dedicated and devoted husband, Rev. Lewis M. Thompson; sons, Trevonne M. (Nicole), River Forest, Il. And Ryan D. (Kanitra), College Park, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Kenneth, Olivia, Tao, Ava, Nyra, Khalil and Sophia; her mother, Gracie Etta Willis; two sisters, Conceda Carey (Charles), Upper Marlboro, Md. and Hazel, know as Vickie (Linwood), Washington, D.C., and four brothers, Tyler (Dorothy), Lloyd (Gwendolyn), Marvin (Linda), Montross and Floyd (Leora), Alexandria, Va.; foster brother, Charles “Chucky” Ashton, Montross; mother-in-law, Ruby B. Thompson, Montross; sister-in-law, Edna M. Thompson, Montross; aunts, Ann Brooks, Mt. Holly, Catherine L. Reed, Montross, Irene H. Thompson, Glassboro, NJ, Annie E. Wilson, Philadelphia, Pa. and Sarah Thompson, King George; uncles, James Brooks (Lucy), Hague, Ernest W. Brooks, Montross, Beverly Brooks, East Orange, NJ; great-uncles, Robert Branson, Montross, Harry Rutherford, Mantua, NJ; great-aunts, Alverta Branson, Frances Branson and Evelyn Branson, all of Montross; a special niece and goddaughter, Lauren Joan Chisholm, Washington, D.C.; best friends forever, Janice Logan and Eloise Jones, Alamogordo, N.M.; special family friends, Parris Veasley and his daughters Christina and Tiffany, who were like daughters and Leroy Copeland, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 13 at Morning Star Baptist Church. Pastor Charles V. Payton officiated. Overseer Leroy Copeland, Eulogist. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenny Hall, Parris Veasley, James A. Wise, Frank Jeter, Curtis Ashton and Roy Tate.
Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.