Obituaries, week of June 5


Herman Lorenzo Carr Jr.

Herman Lorenzo Carr Jr. passed away May 9, 2013. He was born Dec. 7, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Herman L. Carr Sr. and Myrtle L. Carr.
Herman received his education in the Philadelphia Public School System. He attended and graduated from Spring Garden College. After college he was inducted into the United States Army and served his country in the Korean War.
Herman met and married Peggy Edwards. From this union two children were born, Michelle and Rhoderick.
Herman later married Dorothy Carr and they retired to Warsaw. Herman’s step-daughter, Patricia was a good caretaker until his death.
Herman was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, sister, Darlene Canada and his parents.
Surviving are three children, Michelle (Rodney), Rhoderick and Patricia; five grandchildren, Peggy, Patty, Phillip, Promise and Tisa; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel and Carolyn; one niece, Bryana; two cousins, Hazel S. Mack and Velma Carr of Salis, Md.; his friend to the end, Peggy Rachael, and a host of cousins, family and friends.
Funeral services were held May 21 at Zion Baptist Church, Ambler, Pa.
Interment followed in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, Pa.

Mary Elizabeth Ames Coggin

Mary Elizabeth Ames Coggin, died June 2. She lived in Warsaw. She was the daughter of the late Dr. E. Turner Ames and Ethel Miller Blanton and the wife of the late R. Marshall Coggin. Mrs. Coggin is survived by three children, Rodney Ames and E. Turner Coggin of Richmond and Mary Rebecca Hubert of Warsaw. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Bergen Elizabeth and Juergen Marshall Hubert, Morgan Ames, Mathew Jenks and Bailey Walker Coggin, John Dos Passos and Lara Dos Passos Coggin, and one great-grandchild, Ignacio Angeles Coggin. Mrs. Coggin attended Stratford Junior College and Maryland College for Women. She was a charter member of the Garden Club of Virginia and a member of the Rappahannock Community College Foundation. She served on the Richmond County Board of Elections and was co-chair of the county’s Bicentennial celebrations in 1976 and 1981 for which she received a citizen of the year citation and a resolution of appreciation. Graveside services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Warsaw will be at 11 a.m., June 6 with reception to follow at Wellford Hall Parish House. Memorial contributions may be made to The Orchard, 20 Delfae Drive, Warsaw, VA 22572.

Rose Marie Johnson

Rose Marie Johnson died Sunday, May 25, 2013. She was born November 5, 1943 in Caroline County to Ozeane and Izora Ware. She was educated in Caroline and Westmoreland County Schools and graduated from A.T. Johnson High School in Montross. She was a member of Little Zion Baptist Church and was employed as a project manager with Miracle Services at the U.S. Department of Interior until her retirement. Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Alex Johnson; sons, Tracy Haskins (Karen) of Oak Grow and Mark Ware of Camp Springs, Md.; Daughters, Kristie Ware of Montross and Lisa Johnson of Colonial Beach; sisters, Sandra Nelson (Dennis) of Washington, DC, Kathy Richards (Roy) and Janice Ware, all of Colonial Beach; father-in-law, Alex Johnson Sr. of Hague; sisters- and brothers-in-law; 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held Friday, May 31 at Little Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Howerton Jr. officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm