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Obituaries, Week of April 23: France, McManama, Muse, Rubbo

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 4:04 pm


 Jack W. France, Sr., 64, who resided in Stratford Harbour, in Montross, VA., left this earthly life on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after a courageous and hard fought battle with lung cancer.

Jack is  survived by his wife of 28 years, Helen Hundley France,  a daughter, Jackie Cloude (Tony) of King William and sons, Jack W. France, Jr. of Richmond and Garry Lewis (Kelly) of King George, and grandchildren, Brittany, Lizzie, Ashley and Charles Cloude, and Madi, Jacob, Junior, Josie, Ella-Grace, and Emma-Sarah Lewis. He is also survived by brothers, Myers France, (Gloria), Glenmore France and Kenneth France (Ann) all of Warsaw; sisters, Ellen Burress of Richmond, Ruth Chappell (Walter) and  Jennie Bishop (Jimmy) both of Chester and Cassie Haynie (Welford) of Warsaw. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Sarah Hundley and sister-in-law, Barbara Hundley, of Montross, and brother-in-law, Val Hundley (Les) of Richmond and numerous nieces¸ nephews, cousins and a special Aunt, Cora Lee Delano of the Orchard in Warsaw, VA.  Jack was preceded in death by his parents Elwood and Alice France; sisters, Florence Marks and June Packett, father-in-law, Edward Hundley and brother-in-laws, Ron and Steve Hundley.

Jack worked in the meat industry for 25 years in managerial positions for White’s Packing in Ninde, VA., Smithfield Foods in Smithfield, VA., and Bryan Foods and Sara Lee in Little Rock, AR.  From 1997 to 2012 he was owner and operator of Poolside, Inc. in Kilmarnock, VA.  He was a member of both Newland and Rappahannock Church of Christ.  He was an avid musician and singer and was known to many as “Uncle Jack” of the gospel group “The Marks Brothers and Uncle Jack” which was comprised of himself and his nephews Ron, Steve and Glen Marks.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Rappahannock Church of Christ, Warsaw, VA with Reverend Walker Gaulding officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Bank of Lancaster, P.O. Box 1869, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 in memory of Jack W. France which will be used to establish a fund for the research and cure of Small Cell Lung Cancer in Jack’s name.


 Richard L. McManama formerly of Colonial Beach passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from kidney failure in Henderson, N.C. His memorial service was on Saturday, April 5.


Berkeley P. “Beadie” Muse Sr., 67, of Colonial Beach died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Born Nov. 4, 1946, in Washington, D.C., Berkeley was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Colonial Beach.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Nancy Gouldman Muse; three sons, Berkeley P. Muse Jr. (Suzanne), Joseph D. Muse (Tina) and Pierce G. Muse; eight grandchildren, Summer, Parrish, Gabrielle, Noah, Reilly, Kennedy, Gracie and Shawney; a sister, Jennifer Stewart; a brother, James Powell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Berkeley B. Muse; mother Margaret Pierce Powell; and sisters Beverly Zier and Mary Ann Harrison.

Services will be private.

Memorials may be made to Maranatha Baptist Church, Box 1026, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443; or Colonial Beach Humane Society, 6 N. Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

Please sign the online guestbook at nashandslawfh.com


Carmen John Rubbo, 91, of Montross, formerly of Hatboro, PA passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Dorothea Reiner Rubbo.

A native of South Philadelphia, Carmen served during both WWII and the Korean War, including the Battle of the Ardennes Forest, and received the Bronze Star Medal. After leaving the US Army, Carmen worked for and retired from Howmet Industries. After retirement he was employed by Prudential Insurance before relocating to Virginia 14 years ago.

Carmen is survived by son, Armand Rubbo and his wife Wendy of Carrollton, VA; son, David R. Rubbo of Montross; daughter, Barbara Ann Kenney and her husband, Joe, of Perkasie, PA; and daughter, Esther Oliver and her husband, Michael of Montross; and 6 grandchildren: Sean Rubbo; Zane, Cullen and Emma Oliver; David and Melissa Rubbo.

In lieu of flowers, Carmen’s family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Warminster Presbyterian Church, 500 Madison Avenue, Warminster, PA 18974.