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Obituaries, Week of June 4: Houchin

Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm


Frances Kulp Houchin, 81, of King George County died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital.

Born in Fredericksburg, Frances was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church, King George and a former assistant postmaster at Rollins Fork and Shiloh Post Offices. Her greatest love was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Harold Houchin; two daughters, Wilma Ward (Charles) and Wanda Houchin, all of King George; two sons, William Nicholas Houchin (Debbie) of Westmoreland County and Wallace T. Houchin (Sally) of Las Vegas; five grandchildren, Roxanne Houchin of King George, Charles Ward Jr. (Myriam) of King George, William Houchin III (Jennifer) of Richmond County, Ian Houchin of Richmond County and David Ward (Maureen) of Harrisonburg; six great-grandchildren, Carlos and Kaylee Ward, William Nicholas Houchin IV, Gracie Houchin, Liam Hughes and Avery Ward; two sisters, Mary Lytton of Prince Wick, W.V., and Virginia Bellmann of Herrin, Ill; many nieces and nephews; many friends and no enemies.

Frances was preceded in death by her foster mother, Lillian Stone; two foster brothers, Willy and Ray Stone and a foster sister, Ruth Stone.

All services will be private.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA 22485.

Please sign the online guestbook at nashandslawfh.com