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Obituaries, Week of June 11: Burrell, Littman, Oakes and Walters

Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm


Howard Burrell passed away on June 3, 2014. He was born on Feb. 9, 1941 to John Burrell Sr. and Susie Burrell in Westmoreland County.

He attended Kremlin School in Oldhams. Early in life he joined Jerusalem Baptist Church.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, John and Susie Burrell; a sister, Mary Burrell “Mamie”; two brothers, Eddie and Tommy Hicks Burrell, and a brother-in-law, Melvin Thompson.

He leave to cherish his fond memories are Louise Thompson, Rosie Burrell, Susie Burrell, John Burrell Jr. (Evangelist Sallie), Melvin Burrell (Carolyn), Austin Burrell (Thelma); special niece, Tiffany Burrell; special friend, Savannah, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on June 7 at Jerusalem Baptist Church. Pastor Darryl Fisher officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.


Jacob “Jack” Littman, 86, of Colonial Beach passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Born Nov. 26, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Joseph and Belle Littman, Jack was a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and served with the U.S. Coast Guard.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Inge Littman; son Peter Littman and wife Kim of Baltimore; and son Hans Littman, wife Leanne and their children, Kristiana, Jessica and Jacob, all of Leesburg.

The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, 131 Third St., Colonial Beach.

Interment will be  at Quantico National Cemetery at a later date.

Please sign the online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.


Robert Eugene Oakes, 53, of Montross, passed away on May 30, 2014.  He was a carpenter for Eagle River Construction.  He is survived by his daughter, Bobbi Jean Oakes of Fredericksburg, VA; sons Dakota Robert Oakes, Stafford, VA ; mother, Janice A. Eggers of Cross Road, TX; brother,  Jim Oakes of Orange, VA; sister, Vickie Martin (John) of PA and grandson, Hunter Wayne Brooks.

A Celebration of Life will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Back Draft Restaurant, Kinsale, VA on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Hilda Bronner, PO 65,  Haynesville, VA 22472.

Online condolences at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com


Robert Sidney Walters, Sr., born September 12, 1930, in Freeport, PA, left this world on June 2, 2014 to pursue his next adventure. He grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, but wore out the soles of his shoes on the Boardwalk in Colonial Beach, VA.  He served in the U.S. Navy in the 104th Seabee Battalion, where he continued to learn the family trade of Roadway Construction.  He went on to become a pioneer in the asphalt paving industry.  He was an aviator, a world traveler, a mentor to many, an entrepreneur with a quest for knowledge and desire to share it with all who would listen, and those who wouldn’t. He was a legend.

Beyond all of his professional accolades, his proudest accomplishments were his personal relationships with his family and dearest friends.  He was a family man and a fierce provider.  He is survived by the love of his life, Dottie Walters; his children, Susan Walters Pearson (Mike), Robin Walters Woodworth (Bruce), Robert Sidney Walters, Jr., (Kelly); grandchildren Niki Edwards, Cody and Logan Woodworth and Sidney Evans Walters, his great grandchildren, Brandon and Carmen; and Brad Reckert and Johnny Mitchell, who were like sons to him.

He was predeceased by his parents, John and Hallie Walters, siblings Mary Reiter, John Walters and Katherine Walters, and his beloved canine companion Holly.

There will be a private family memorial service.  All expressions of sympathy are requested to be made to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad in memory of Robert Sidney Walters, Sr., at  225 Dennison Street, Colonial Beach, VA  22443.