Obituaries

Obituaries, Week of April 16: Beach, Clark

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

Beach Richard Vernon Beach, affectionately known to so many as Uncle Dick, 77, of Colonial Beach, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. Richard, originally from Great Falls, Va., was the son of the late Warren and Alice Beach. Richard served in the Army and was a retired businessman. The things he enjoyed most in life were spending time

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  • Obituaries, Week of April 9: Balderson, Ingraham, Storck

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Balderson Mrs. Lillie Coffman Balderson, 68, of Montross, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013.  She was the widow of Earl H. Balderson Sr. and a member of Ephesus Christian Church. Survivors are her sons,  Earl H. Balderson Jr. (Ann) and John Richard Balderson; father, John Henry Coffman; brothers, Eddie Coffman and Jim Coffman, all of Montross;  four grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Thursday,

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  • Obituaries, Week of April 2: Byrne, Douglas, Jenkins, Payne, Storck

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Byrne Patrick Terrance “Terry” Byrne, 78, former resident of Damascus, MD died peacefully in his sleep on March 17, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Irene Helen Byrne. Terry was born on April 30, 1935 in Washington, DC and grew up in Berwyn Heights, Maryland. Terry worked for William H. Gilliam, William F. Collins Inc., and James J Madden Inc. for 30 plus

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  • Obituaries, Week of March 26: Branson, Doerken, Hennage, Jackson, Ware

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Branson Frances Arlene Branson passed away on Feb. 27, 2014. She was born Oct. 25, 1928 to Jonah Saunders and Emily Payne in Richmond County. At an early age, Frances joined New Zion Baptist Church. She received her education through the Richmond County Public School System. For several years, she worked at the Washington and Lee Motel in Montross and as a domestic worker. She was united in Holy matrimony

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  • Obituaries, Week of Feb. 26: Gillis, Charlie Johnson, Hortense Johnson, King, Watson

    Posted on February 26, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Gillis Rosa Belle Gillis passed away on Feb. 11, 2014. She was born May 12, 1925 to Marie Sorrell Turner and Malachi Tate in Richmond County. She was educated in Richmond County schools. Rosa Belle joined New Zion Baptist Church at an early age. She married Junior Gillis on Jan. 26, 1947. God blessed this union with one son Kenneth Allen Gillis Sr. She worked for numerous families throughout Richmond

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  • Obituaries, Week of Feb. 19: Bryant, Demyen, Straughan

    Posted on February 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Bryant Stephen  Henry  Bryant, 61, of Montross,  husband of Victoria Bryant, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014. He was director of engineering at Washington Nursing Facility, Washington, DC and a member of Providence United Methodist Church. He is survived by his sons, Stephen Bryant Jr. and James Bryant, of Nashville, TN; daughter, Angie Palladino (Joseph) of Timonium, MD; grandchildren, Lauren Ashley Fitch and Holly Alexandria Fitch and sisters, Judy Bryce,

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  • Obituaries, Week of Jan. 29: Jones, Lewis, Powers, Wood

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Jones Francis P. Jones died on January 22, 2014.  He was born on December 29, 1924 to Lilla and Thomas G. Jones II in Urbanna, Virginia. He was married to Ann Doar Jones for 64 years.  They had two children, Francis Jones, Jr. and Beverley Upshur, and three grandchildren. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Navy for three years.  He retired from Westvaco, a forest

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