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Obituaries Week of April 18: Garner, Hedrick, Lewis, Payne, Quann, Sanford, Tate

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 4:00 am

Frederick “Freddie” Diven Garner

Frederick “Freddie” Diven Garner, 72, of Nomini Grove, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 13, 2012. Freddie was a member of Nomini Baptist Church and was a retired self-employed truck driver.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Marjorie S. Garner; son, Keith Garner (Sheri) of Nomini Grove; daughter, Wendy D’Arcangelo (Al) of Lake of the Woods; two brothers, Meade (B. Anne) and Kemper Garner of Nomini Grove; two sisters, Carolyn Beauchamp (Howard) of Nomini Grove and Janet Branson (Ben) of Montross; five grandchildren, Bryan, Haley, Tanner, Lisa and Stephanie; five great-grandchildren, Emma, Isaac, Alayna, Camden and Zachary

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Dora Garner and a brother, Jack Garner.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 17 at the Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel with Pastor David Johnson and Pastor Wade Wilkins officiating. Burial was in St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery, Nomini Grove. Pallbearers were Billy Saunders, Bryan Garner, Keith Garner, Howard Thompson, Ben Ambrose and Johnny Jones. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rappahannock Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, c/o Shirley Rouse, 1645 Jones Creek Road, Warsaw, Va. 22572 or the Westmoreland County Rescue Squad, Box 37, Mount Holly, Va. 22524.

Online condolences at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com


Mary K. Hedrick

Mary K. Hedrick, 68, passed away peacefully March 12, 2012.

She was a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother.

Kay was born Sept. 11, 1943, to Herbert T. Grimes and Mary Caton Grimes in Alexandria. She was older sister to brothers Tom and Robert Grimes. Kay graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria.

She married Richard L. Hedrick and they had a loving marriage of 44 years. Together they raised three daughters in Alexandria, Kelly A. Hedrick, Leigh M. Easdon and Dawn R. Muldoon. Kay was a proud grandmother to Victoria Muldoon and Sabrina Muldoon.

When Richard retired from Washington Gas Light Co. in 1994, they moved to Colonial Beach and built their home. She actively participated in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Moose and the Eagles.

A memorial service was held April 14 at Nash and Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary K. Hedrick’s name to hospice.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.


Betty Baker Lewis

Betty Baker Lewis, 82, of Lottsburg, died Friday, April 13, 2012. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Paul Lester Lewis.  Betty was a member of Melrose United Methodist Church, the former owner of Kinsale Market, and an office assistant for Northumberland County Elementary School.

Surviving are four sons, Lester Taylor Lewis of Lottsburg, Paul Van  Lewis (Betsy) of Wicomico Church, Clay B. Lewis  (Linda) of Kinsale and John Lee Lewis (Lori) of Lottsburg and a daughter, Lisa L. Hudnall (Joe) of Kilmarnock;  a sister,  Ann B. Hitt of Arlington. Also surviving are six grandchildren; Amanda Lewis  Bean (Kevin), Morgan Lewis, Justin Lewis, Joel Hudnall, Jacob Hudnall and Melissa Sydnor;  five great-grandchildren;  two nieces, a nephew and one 1st cousin, June Cleek.

A funeral service was held Monday, April 16 at the Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel, Warsaw with burial in Melrose UMC Church Cemetery.  Reverend Daniel Hardin Ficklin and Tom Ficklin officiated. Pallbearers were her sons and grandsons.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Northumberland Animal Shelter or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at welchfuneralhomeva.com.

Charlene Z. Payne

Charlene Z. Payne of Dover, Del. passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in her home following a six year battle with breast cancer.

She is survived by her daughters, Charon Dagley and Charnice Dagley; her mother, Phame Payne; her brothers Charles S. Payne Jr. and Roderick Payne and her sisters, Ann Washington, Frenchettia Payne and her father Charles B. Payne Sr. preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10 at Frontline Ministries, Dover, Del. Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, 165 Commerce Way, Dover, Del. 19904. Interment was held on Thursday, April 12 at Historyland Memorial Park, King George, Va. Arrangements by Owens Funeral Services in Ashland, Va. www.owensfuneralservices.com


Gladys June Quann

Gladys June Quann of La Plata, Md., passed away on April 7, 2012.  Beloved wife of the late Otis Lineberry, Jr., and the late Amos Quann; mother of Patricia (Steven) Tillman, Linda (Clinton) Loeffler, and Freddie (Dayle) Quann. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and niece Venessa Higginbotham Garst.

Friends were received on Thursday, April 12 at Raymond Funeral Chapel, La Plata, Md.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 13 at Grace Lutheran Church in La Plata, Md. Interment followed at Mt. Rest Cemetery, La Plata, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Charles County, PO Box 1014, Waldorf, Md. 20604-1015

Funeral services entrusted to the Raymond Funeral Service, La Plata, Md.


Walter I. Sanford

Walter I. Sanford, age 94, of Neebish Island passed away early Saturday morning, April 7, 2012 at Bay Bluffs in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Walter was born in Montross, Va. on Feb. 1, 1918, the son of the late Lucius and Ada (Marmaduke) Sanford.  He was an avid euchre player, who loved being part of the Wednesday night card group on Neebish Island.  Walter also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.  He harvested an acre and a half garden every year and would can or give away everything he grew.  He was a member of the Mason’s Bethel Lodge #358 and the Carpenters and Steel Workers Union Local #202.

Walter is survived by his son: Sandy (Charlotte) Sanford of Harbor Springs, MI; a daughter: Pam (Clifford) Overton of Barbeau, MI; three grandchildren: Erin (Chad) Broughman of Harbor Springs, MI, Christopher Overton of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. and Nathan Overton of Barbeau, Mich., and a great-grandson, Grayson Walter Pietro Broughman. He is also survived by two sisters, Evangeline Balderson of Montross and Iris Vaughn of Gainsville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Jean I. (McLeod) Sanford; a granddaughter, Stacey Stanford, and a sister, Alice Hennage.

A visitation was held from 3 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at C.S. Mulder Funeral Home with a Masonic memorial service at 5:30 p.m.  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church of Neebish Island with Father Joe Graff officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay or First Presbyterian Church of Neebish Island.  Condolences may be left online at www.csmulder.com.


Mary Ann Sorrell

Mary Ann Sorrell passed away April 4, 2012 at the Lancashire Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Kilmarnock. She was born Nov. 28, 1922 to the late George and Julia Ann Sorrell in Richmond County.

She attended Richmond County Public Schools and was a restaurant employee in her early years. She was also a farm and domestic worker and joined the New Zion Baptist Church, Newland, at an early age.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and three brothers.

She leaves to celebrate her life: one daughter, Mary Tate, Warsaw; one son, John Sorrell, Mt. Sydney, Va.; one brother, James Sorrell, Washington, DC, a host of other relatives and family.

Funeral services were held April 7 at Galilee Baptist Church, Pastor Joseph Haden Sr. officiated.

Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.


Emma Dora Tate

Emma Dora Tate was born to the late Thomas Tate and Leona Belfield Tate on Sept. 26, 1922 in Richmond County. On April 8, 2012 after a brief illness, she made her departure to a better home, from the Heritage Hall in King George. She received her education from the Richmond County School System. She furthered her education at the Northern Neck Industrial Academy.

She was a dedicated member of the Galilee Baptist Church, until her health failed her. She served as a Deaconess, Trustee, Usher, Hospitality, Nurse, Communion Carrier, and Custodian.

She was a dedicated member of the Westmoreland Rescue Squad Auxiliary and a member of the NAACP. She was united in marriage to the late Reather Tate, and to this union was born one son, Lynwood Tate.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Lynwood Tate (Pearl) of Montross; two grandchildren, Andrea Cline of Kinsale and Dwain Tate of Washington, DC; three great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Cline, Alexandra Cline and Keshande Tate, all of Kinsale; beloved niece, Delores Rose (Louis) of Montross that she acknowledged as a daughter; two nephews, Ernest Thomas (Katherine) of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Lowery Thomas (Shirley) of Hague; eight step great-grandchildren, Mikia, Jasmine, Anyia, Maxwell, Daniel, Emmanuel, Dennisia, and Isaiah; brother-in-law, Roda Tate (Beatrice), many friends, including three very dedicated friends, Emma Taylor, Mary Rich, and Mary Tate.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 13 at Galilee Baptist Church. Pastor Joseph Haden officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were James Tate, Russell Taylor, Ernest Campbell Jr., Nathaniel Cline, Dwain Tate and David Redmond.

Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.