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Obituaries, week of April 17

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:40 am

Joel Christopher  Abercrombie

Joel Christopher “J.C.” Abercrombie passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Maguire VA Medical Center at the age of 86. J.C. was born on April 14, 1926 in Easley, S. C. and was the son of George Paul Abercrombie and Olive Parsons Abercrombie. J.C. served in the United States Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged. J.C. married his wife of 67 years, Nellie Mae Alexander Abercrombie, on June 29, 1946.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Mae Alexander Abercrombie; sons, George Chip” Paul Abercrombie and wife Karen, Terry Lee Abercrombie and wife Robin; grandchildren, Katrina Pitts and husband Jock, Angie Guillory and friend Travis, Paula Stevens and husband Tony, Bonita French and husband Jonathan, Mitzi Riccio and husband Bob, Kimberly Stout and husband Paul, Joel Abercrombie and wife, Beth; great-grandchildren, Chris, Robbie, Michael, Ashley, Jamee Lynn, Greg, Matt, Anthony, Stephanie, Alex, Tucker; siblings, Dot Henderson and husband Jim of Greenville, S.C., Dale bercrombie and wife Judy of Easley, S.C., as well as numerous loving familymembers across the country.
He was predeceased by his loving daughter, Wanda Brooks in 2003 and siblings, Jett Stevens, Ruth Rice, Harold Abercrombie and Jennie Thomas.
J.C. was a loving husband, father and Papa and touched many lives in the community. He will be missed by many and will stay in our hearts forever. He was a role model – very giving and with a big heart. He always led by example. He was gentle and wise. He would cry with you and laugh with you.
He was a man of very few words, but many truths.
Memorial services were held at Rappahannock Church of Christ on April 11, 2013 at 2 p.m. Please make any memorial contributions to the Rappahannock Church of Christ Building Fund. Contributions can be mailed to 9514 Richmond Road, Warsaw, Va. 22572.
Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com

Edith May Bowen

Edith May Bowen, 81, of Montross, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013. She was the widow of Frank Bowen, a member of Ephesus Christian Church and retired as a machine operator at H. Warshaw, Inc.
She is survived by a son, Frank Junior Bowen and his wife, Katharine, of Lyells; granddaughter, Karen Lankford (David) of Heathsville; great-grandchildren, Blake Lankford and Kyle Lankford; sisters, Thelma Jones, Janie Sanford and Audrey Dunn.
She was preceded in death by a son, Carroll Bowen; brother, Earl Balderson, and sisters, Ann Bowen and Margaret Jones.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 10 at Ephesus Christian Church with Rev. Mark Anderson and Pastor Wade Wilkins officiating.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com

Carl James Fisher

Carl James (Jim) Fisher, passed away on April 8, 2013, at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond surrounded by his family.
He was born January 24, 1942, in Roanoke to Carl and Margaret Fisher. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sharon C. Fisher; his daughter, Michelle Fisher Barb and husband, Michael, his son, C.J. Fisher and wife, Dawn; his grandchildren, Nicole Barb Owens and husband, Timothy, Jodie Barb Hairfield, and husband, Daniel, Carrie Fisher, and Jayme Fisher; and great-grandchildren, Jesse Hairfield, Emily Hairfield and Alyssa Owens. He was predeceased by his parents.
He attended American University and the University of Maryland, and served in the U.S. Army. He worked as an Investigator for the Town of Vienna, VA Police Department and as a Security Manager for DOD contractors in Northern Virginia.
He was a member of Bethany UMC and Masonic Lodge 321. A funeral service was held April 13, at Bethany UMC with burial at Roseland Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northumberland Volunteer Rescue Squad, (P.O. Box 1, Reedville, Virginia, 22539.)
Online remembrances may be made at faulknerfamilyfuneralhome.com

Evelyn Faye Halleck

Evelyn Faye Halleck, 73, a retired paralegal for the Social Security Administration, passed away March 11, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA.
Faye was born in Batson, Texas and was the youngest of nine children.  In 1956, she married Paul Halleck and they had four children.  Faye’s husband got a job as a Washington D.C. public school teacher and they moved the family to the DC metro area in 1965. In 1971, after the youngest child started elementary school, Faye decided to join the work force.  She took the Federal Government typing test and landed a job as a clerk typist for the Social Security Administration. Faye worked her way up the chain eventually becoming a paralegal specializing in assisting coal miners who had developed Black Lung from working in the mines. She took great pride in being able to help these people who needed her assistance in getting social security disability since they could no longer work.  In 1976 after losing her first husband to cancer, Faye met
Robert “Benny” Goodman and they became inseparable companions. Faye lived and worked in the Arlington area and became an avid Redskins fan.  Every
Sunday during football season, people would find her watching her beloved Redskins giving the coaches and players intense advice. If the Redskins won, she would have a great week and she could be heard singing “Hail to the Redskins” at every opportunity.  She never missed watching a Redskins game in over 40 years.  Faye was also very active at the Billy Mitchell American Legion Post 85 in Arlington where she served on the Women’s Auxiliary Committee for many years.
In 1999, Faye decided to retire from the Federal Government with 28 years of service.  She and Benny packed up their belongings and made the big move to Montross, VA.  There she found her second home living along the banks of the peaceful Potomac River on Horner’s Beach.  She especially enjoyed the close-knit community of people living in the area making many long term friendships.
Faye was a loving wife, mother, grandparent and great grandparent.  She is survived by her children Kathy (Blaine) Barham, Becky Yates, Paul Halleck, Pete (Ruth) Halleck; and grandchildren Carla (Jeremy) Klem, Matthew (Mandi)
Yates, Sarah Barham, Rachael Barham, Wesley Halleck, Preston Halleck; and great grandchild Jake Yates; sisters Nadine Dagle and Mary Sue Jordan; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held on April 20, 2013 at Welch Funeral Home at 17546 Kings Highway, Montross, Va.  Friends will be received starting at 1 p.m. with a service at 2 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 159, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Elsie Marie Reamy

Elsie Marie Reamy, 75, of Richmond, VA was promoted to heaven on Thursday morning, April 11, 2013 at Cedarfield Health Care Center in Richmond.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Anna Reamy, and sister, Alice Clark Lewis.  She is survived by her brother, Joseph (Joe) Reamy and his wife Minnie of Montross and nephew, Allen Clark of Dahlgren.
She was a resident of Cedarfield Retirement Community.  Elsie retired as Executive Vice President of Professional Insurance Agency of Virginia and District of Columbia.  She served the agency with professionalism from 1978 until her retirement in 2003.  She received many awards and recognition for her professionalism in the growth of the Professional Insurance Agency.   She started the CIC education training school in which she was the instructor for several classes.   For many years, she was a lobbyist for the insurance agency and continued in this capacity even after retirement.
She was an active member of Bethany Christian Church in Richmond, holding various positions within the church including teaching an adult Sunday school class, deacon, elder and trustee.  She served as Secretary of the church district for many years.  After retirement she was employed by the Mennonite Church in Richmond as part-time office worker.  Elsie made and had many friends throughout her life.  This was made evident during her battle with cancer.  Funeral service were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 at Ephesus Christian Church, (Foneswood), Horners Mill Road, Montross, VA with Reverend Mark Anderson officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jim Davis, Ross Dorneman, John Grubb, Allen Hynson, James White and James Fogg.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on April 21, 2013 at Bethany Christian Church, 5400 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond VA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ephesus Christian Church General Fund, c/o Leon Durham, 1303 Holly Vista Drive, Colonial Beach, VA 22443 or Bethany Christian Church Memorial Fund, 400 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond VA23225
Online condolences at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com

Virginia Hare Skord

Virginia Hare Skord, 86, of Kinsale, passed away on Wednesday,  April 10, 2013. She was a member of Yeocomico Episcopal Church, DAR, and a retired teacher. She taught at Oakton Elementary, Oakton, VA and The International School, Yokohama, Japan.
Survivors are her husband, Charles Robert Skord; her daughter, Ginny Skord Waters (Bill) of Coscob, CT; her son, Bob Skord (Sheryl) of Annapolis, MD; and four grandchildren, Jessica Helm (Brian), Taylor Katherine, Guy Robert, Taylor Katherine, and Charles Zachary Skord.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 at Yeocomico Episcopal Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Reverend Catherine Swann officiated. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Cople Parish, P.O. Box 110, Hague, VA 22469.

Dorothy Mae Woods

Dorothy Mae “Miss Dottie” Woods, 85, of Hague, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013.  She was a retired produce manager at Hague Supermarket.
She is survived by daughters, Linda Darlene Hafer (Lee) of King George, Janet Marie Lewis (Mark) of Thurmont, Md., Delores Jean Michaels-Woods of
Frederick, Md., Jo Ann Sydnor (Greg) of Kinsale; sisters, Jerlean Eader of Poolesville, Md. and Catherine Maus of Hagerstown, Md.; two brothers, Delter Catron, Clarksburg, Md. and Junior Catron, Frederick, Md.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving caregiver and special friend, Alice Pierce.
She was preceded in death by great-granddaughter, Samatha Wiltrout; sister,
Mildred Cullop; brother, Raymond Luther Catron, and close friend, Ernest Samuel Weaver.
A graveside funeral service was held on Friday, April 12 at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, Va. 22560.
Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com