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Obituaries, Week of Oct. 10: Ashton, Ball, Dixon, Hackett, Harding, Ingram, Lewis, Warner

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Eddie Fred Ashton

Eddie Fred Ashton passed away on Oct. 3, 2012. He was born on April 20, 1929 to Mary Weeks Ashton and Zachary Ashton of Zacata.

He joined church at an early age. He was an active member of Grant’s Hill Baptist Church.

On March 24, 1955 he was joined in Holy mat­rimony to Eva Reynolds. To this union was born nine children. He was preceded in death by two children, John Henry Ashton and Steve Allen Ashton; his parents, Mary Weeks Ashton and Zachary Ashton, and four sisters.

He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Eva Ashton; chil­dren, Rev. James Ashton (Ida), Evelyn Usual, Gina Barnes (Teddy), Mable Johnson (Levi), Joyce Ashton, Dorothy Elmore (Floyd) and Diane Lomax; one sister, Mable Tate; one brother-in-law, James Tate; 19 grandchil­dren; 28 great-grandchil­dren; eight nieces; seven nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 8 at Grant’s Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Beatrice Self offi­ciated. Rev. Paul Carter Jr., Eulogist. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.

Daniel Herbert Ball

Daniel Herbert Ball passed away on Sept. 30, 2012. He was born on Feb. 22, 1922 to Carrie Hackett Ball and John Richard Ball of Westmoreland County.

He received his educa­tion at the Sandy Point School, after which he joined the United States Navy. He held various jobs and retired from the Zapata Haynie Corporation. He joined Zion Baptist Church at an early age.

Deacon Ball was pre­ceded in death by par­ents as well as wives Josephine Lee Ball and Clara Yerby Ball, and sib­lings John Oscar Ball and Walter Randolph Ball.

He leaves to cherish his memory one daugh­ter, Sally B. Thompson (Anthony); four sons, Charles H. Ball (Dallas), William L. Ball (Annie), Mark Daniel Ball (Pamela) and Lewis E. Ball (Kimberly); four stepchildren, Winston Yerby, Samuel Yerby (Lillian), Jacqueline Jackson (John) and Estelle Brooks (Cecil); nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Clarence W. Ball (Dorothy) and Jake Ball (Mildred); two sisters, Lilliam B. McCoy and Doris B. Wilson (Walker), and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 5 at Zion Baptist Church. Pastor Paul S. Jones officiated. Interment fol­lowed in the church cem­etery.

Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.

Augusta Marie Hackett

Augusta Marie Hackett passed away on Oct. 3, 2012. She was born on May 14, 1917 to Lucy Wright and Willis Mahoney in Erica, Va.

Marie joined Salem Baptist Church at the age of 17.

Marie married William Louis Hackett on Sept. 15, 1935. To this union was born 20 children, four died at birth. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hackett, one son, James (Jimmy) Hackett, and her parents.

Marie leaves to cher­ish her memory 15 sur­viving children: Annie E. Carey, William S. Hackett (Harriet), Rosemary Thompson, Samuel E. Hackettt (Jeanette), Agnes V. LaBell, Carl C. Hackett (Alberta), Joan B. Redman, Clara A. Johnson (Leon), Ethel M. Carter (Joe), Debra J. Simmons (Rudy), Marsha C. Brooks (Thurman), Tony A. Hackett (Charlayne), Mitchell W. Hackett (Patricia), Aaron W. Hackett (Frankie), Walter L. Hackett (Terrolyn), 56 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchil­dren; sisters, Margaret Lowe (Robert) and Lula Holmes (Robert); sisters-in-laws, Mary J. Lane, Margaret Pringle, Pearl Henry, Dorothy Freeman, Ruth Savage, Pat Lane; one brother-in-law, Howard Lane (Queen), a host of nieces, neph­ews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 6 at Salem Baptist Church. Rev. William I. Curry offici­ated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.

Gloria Ann Harding

Gloria Ann Harding, 77, of Montross, wife of Howard Harding, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. She was a home­maker and a member of the Catholic Church.

She is survived by sons, James F. Arthur, David L. Harding and wife, Debbie; daugh­ters, Gwendy VanDiver and husband James, Laura L. Whisner and husband Clifton, Sharon VenableGood and hus­band, James, Phyllis H. Kornicker and hus­band, Steve, Debbie K. O’Connell and husband, Dan; brother, Robert Loveless; 21 grandchil­dren; 22 great-grand­children, and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by sons, Thomas Y. Arthur Jr. and Michael R. Harding.

Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel. Pastor V. Wade Wilkins officiated.

Memorial contribu­tions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 4335 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com

Orville J. Ingram Jr.

Orville J. Ingram Jr., 69, of Tappahannock, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. He was a security guard at Stratford Hall Plantation and a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Tappahannock.

He is survived by a brother, James Ingram and his wife, Susan, of Chesterfield, Va.

A graveside funer­al service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Nomini Baptist Church, Templemans, Va., with Elder Clinton Adams officiating.

Memorial contribu­tions may be made to Montross Rescue Squad, PO Box 1174, Montross or Westmoreland Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 222, Montross, Va. 22520.

Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com

Barbara Greene Lewis

Barbara Jean Fowler Greene Lewis of Colonial Beach, died on Sept. 26, 2012. She was 69.

Born in Washington, DC on July 13, 1943, she was the daughter of Clarence and Frances Simpson Fowler. She is survived by a broth­er, Stephen Fowler of Baltimore, Md.

Barbara was employed by Ben Franklin in Colonial Beach until it closed its doors. She then took a job at Food Lion. She left Food Lion for a short period of time while she and husband James Greene traveled to Florida. Upon her return to Virginia, she went back to work at Food Lion until her retirement in 1995.

Barbara enjoyed cro­cheting, needle work and scrapbooking. She was also known for her green thumb, growing beautiful flowers. These were enjoyed by every­one including the many hummingbirds that she was fond of watching. Barbara, known lov­ingly as Bobby, Nan or Grandma, loved family events and was famous for her potato salad. Though she might com­plain about having to provide this delicious dish for all the gathering she always made extra for the host to enjoy later.

Ms. Lewis is survived by her children, Russell D. Greene of Florida, Michael S. Greene of Colonial Beach, and Bonnie S. Reamy of Grasonville, Md., Debra A. Windsor of Baltimore, Md. Martha V. Johnson of Glen Bernie, Md., and Shirley L. Zimmerman of Linthicum, Md. In addi­tion, Barbara is survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren from both the Greene family and the Lewis family.

All services will be private. Memorial contri­butions may be made to Wye Bible Church PO. Box 430, Grasonville, Md. 21638 in memory of Barbara J. Lewis.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Chester, Md. For online condolences, please visit www


Donald Ray Warner Sr.

Donald Ray Warner Sr., 74 of Woodstock, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at home after a 12-year battle with cancer.

Dr. Warner was a former member of the United Methodist Churches in Woodstock and Colonial Beach. Dr. Warner graduated from Ferrum Junior College with an Associate’s Degree, Lynchburg College with a Bachelor’s Degree, Emory University with a Master of Divinity Degree, the University of Georgia with a Master’s Degree and the University of Southern Mississippi with the Doctor of Education Degree. Dr. Warner was a teacher in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and served as principal in Prince William County (Woodbridge) and Frederick County (Gainesboro). He also served as administrative assistant to the late Frederick County Superintendent Dr. Melton Wright. Dr. Warner served for 17 years as the Division Superintendent of Colonial Beach Public Schools during which the new Colonial Beach High School was built through the use of community fundraising and a Virginia Literary Loan. He served a total of 38 years in public education.

There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren, 20910 Senedo Road, Edinburg, Va. 22824.


Funeral services for Mr. Ferman Dixon of Mount Holly former proprietor of Vets Inn in Mt. Holly will be Friday, Oct. 12 at the Salem Baptist Church with Pastor William Curry officiating. Viewing on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, 11 a.m. until time of service. The obituary will follow at a later date.