Our Obituaries

William Herndon Martin

March 23, 1928 - August 23, 2016

William Herndon Martin, a lifelong resident of Culpeper, VA passed away on August 23, 2016 at the age of 88. Mr. Martin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rose Marie Meadows Martin, and one son William H Martin II of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Son of the late Thomas Irving Martin and Eleanor Aletha Clarke Martin, he was born in the family home on South East Street, March 23, 1928. He is...
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Robert Ellsworth Carter

July 31, 1929 - August 15, 2016

Robert "Bobby" Ellsworth Carter, 87, of Reva, VA passed away in Culpeper UVA Hospital August 15, 2016. He was born in Washington, D.C. July 31, 1929.The family will receive friends Thursday August 18, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Clore-English Funeral Home.Funeral services will be in Bethel Baptist Church, Reva, VA Friday, August 19, 2017 at 10:00a.m. with Pastor Adam Meisberger...
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William Walker Jenkins

February 4, 1940 - August 13, 2016

William Walker Jenkins, 76, of Culpeper, Virginia, son of Thomas Earl and Tennie Laura Jenkins (both deceased) passed from this earthly life to his heavenly home Saturday August 13, 2016, at Culpeper Hospital, under the care of Hospice of the Piedmont. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Anne; brothers, Thomas Edward Jenkins (Bertha), Thomas Earl Jenkins, Jr. (Cecile), Franklin Kyle ...
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Larry Randolph Aylor

May 8, 1936 - August 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper, VA.
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Allen Young Stokes

January 4, 1924 - August 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper, VA.
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Mary Ann Hutchison

February 25, 1945 - August 7, 2016

Mary Ann Smith Hutchison, 71, of Culpeper, VA passed away at her residence Sunday, August 7, 2016. Mary Ann was born Feb. 25, 1945 to Benjamin Smith and Catherine Jenkins Smith in Front Royal, VA. She worked at Gayheart's Drug Store and enjoyed her family.Surviving Mary Ann are her children, Sharon Wright (Bruce), Roy Clatterbuck, Jr. (Brenda), Eric Lindsey, Sr. and Doris Hensley; her siblings,...
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Lue Emma Fincham

February 23, 1927 - August 6, 2016

Lue Emma Fincham, 89, of Charlottesville, VA passed away at Martha Jefferson Hospital Saturday, August 6, 2016. Mrs. Fincham was born to Roger Tharpe and Sarah Horton Tharpe in Rappahannock County, VA February 23, 1927. She was the widow of Clifton Ernest Fincham, II.Surviving Mrs. Fincham are her children Betty Ann Fincham pf Charlottesville, VA, Dorothy Ann Fincham of Charlottesville, VA and...
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Larry Franklin Terry

August 4, 1952 - August 2, 2016

Larry Franklin Terry, Sr., of Elkwood, VA, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at his home at the age of 63. Born August 4, 1952, in Warrenton, VA, to Chester Franklin Terry and Arelee Anderson Terry, Larry was a farmer, carpenter and owner of Bull Run Exxon in Gainesville, VA for 26 years. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School, was a Trustee at Heritage Baptist Church, and loved...
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Michael Price Smith

April 12, 1941 - July 26, 2016

Michael Price Smith, (75) of Culpeper, VA died July 26, 2016 of complications from Lewy Body Dementia at Madison, VA. A metallurgical engineer for 36 years, Michael was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 12, 1941 to Roland and Virginia Smith. He grew up in the small "Mayberry type" town of Crystal City, MO. He felt lucky to be raised by loving parents and at a time when kids had a lot of...
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Margaret Aldene Smith

April 11, 1925 - July 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper, VA.
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Florene Jones Eakin

December 10, 1921 - July 23, 2016

Florene (Flo) Jones Eakin, 94, of Culpeper died peacefully on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Dogwood Village of Orange County, Virginia. She was born on December 10, 1921, at her family farm on Sinking Creek in Craig County, Virginia, and was a daughter of the late Denny W. and Emily Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Ashby Eakin; sister, Carolyn Woodruff; brother, Zane M....
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Silas William Settle

December 17, 1950 - July 21, 2016

Silas W. (Bill) Settle, Jr., who was born December 17, 1950 to Silas W. (Bill) and Clara M. Settle, departed this life on July 21, 2016.He leaves behind Sandy, his wife; and children and grandchildren, Heather Somerford and Lee, with children Hadley, Levi and Maebree; Heidi Settle and Mary, with children Patrick and Keegan; Holly Norman and Joe, with children Linnea, Natalie and Cara.A...
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Jesse Lewis Breeden

February 15, 1929 - July 21, 2016

Jesse Lewis Breeden, 87, of Culpeper, passed away at his residence on July 21, 2016 with his wife at his bedside, after a long, hard fight with heart and other illness. Mr. Breeden was born February 15, 1929 in Syria (Madison County) to the late Ruben Lewis Breeden and Beatrice Smith Breeden.Mr. Breeden was a founder and lifetime member of the Reva Volunteer Fire Department. He worked for 20...
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Conrad Jerry Brown

December 26, 1930 - July 11, 2016

On Monday, July 11, 2016, Conrad "Jerry" Brown, born December 26, 1930 in Buena Vista, Virginia, passed away at age 85 after battling pneumonia/lung disease. He was a loving husband father and grandfather who joined the United States Navy in 1948 and served his country during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Brown; daughter, Sheri Dodson (Shannon),...
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Douglas Henry Jenkins

March 17, 1951 - July 3, 2016

On July 3, 2016, Douglas Henry Jenkins went to be with his Lord. Doug was born to Eugene Henry Jenkins and Rebecca Ford Utz Jenkins on March 17, 1951. He was the grandson of Henry Luther & Rosie Jane Leathers Jenkins and Jacob C. & Lilly Clore Ford.Doug was a long-time member and Deacon of Robinson River Primitive Baptist Church in Brightwood.He spent his career in the accounting and...
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Jessie Jacobs Payne

February 22, 1922 - July 2, 2016

Jessie Jacobs Payne, 94, of Sumerduck, VA passed away at her home July 2, 2016. Mrs. Payne was born to Albert Morris Jacobs and Lula Embrey Jacobs in Fauquier County Feb. 22, 1922; was a homemaker and a devote member of Mount Holly Baptist Church. Surviving Mrs. Payne is her son Bobby; her other children Ginger Owens and her husband David, Willard Payne, Jr. and his wife Donna, Dean Payne and...
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William Belcher Bartlett

November 10, 1927 - July 1, 2016

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Ronald L.ee Patterson

June 2, 1937 - June 29, 2016

Ronald Lee Patterson, Sr., 79, of Culpeper, VA passed away at UVA Medical Center Wednesday June 29, 2016. Mr. Patterson was born in Minerva, Ohio June 2, 1937 to George A. Patterson and Helen McCormick Patterson. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years' service, was a war veteran and served all over the world. He was a member of First Century Baptist Church and enjoyed Crosley cars and...
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Martha Smith Hoffman

February 18, 1923 - June 23, 2016

Martha Smith Hoffman, 93, of Madison, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. She was born February 18, 1923 in Syria, Virginia to Ashby Smith and Ida Corbin Smith. In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hoffman.Martha is survived by her daughters, Barbara Hoffman and Karen Hixson and husband Pete, all of Brightwood. She is also survived by three...
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John Joy Payette

January 24, 1931 - June 14, 2016

Dr. John Joy Payette, Jr., age 85, passed away June 14, 2016 at his residence in Culpeper. He was born January 24, 1931 in Washington, D. C. He was predeceased by his father, John J. Payette, District Manager of the Warner Brothers Theaters in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia; and his mother, Dorothy Crandall Payette whose father was a theater magnate in Washington, D.C., best known for...
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May Elizabeth Kirby

April 19, 1931 - June 5, 2016

May Elizabeth Kirby, 85, of Culpeper, VA and formerly of Warrenton, VA passed away at Our Father's House Christian Home in Culpeper where she received excellent care. Mrs. Kirby was born April 19, 1931 to Thomas William Grady and Mabel Brown Grady. Mrs. Kirby graduated from Culpeper County High School. She retired from Peeble's Department Store in Warrenton.Surviving Mrs. Kirby are her siblings...
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Wilfred Lacy Harris

July 1, 1916 - May 29, 2016

Wilfred Lacy Harris, 99, passed away on May 29, 2016. He was born to Gillette Gordon Harris and Lanetta Goodwyn Harris on July 1, 1916 in Culpeper. He is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Mary Campbell Harris, his oldest son Wilfred Lacy Harris, Jr. and his granddaughter Susan Chilton DeJarnette.Wilfred lived in Culpeper County all his life and resided on the family farm Highland Hills...
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Alexander Inloes Stull

December 23, 1935 - May 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper, VA.
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Doris Bradshaw Clore

October 1, 1935 - May 18, 2016

Doris Bradshaw Clore, age 80, widow of J. Shirley Clore, died May 18, 2016 in Culpeper, VA. She is preceded in death by her parents Austin Blair and Marguerite Hoffman Bradshaw. Doris was a member of the Culpeper United Methodist Church since the age of 12. She was baptized at the pervious location (Davis Street) where the fire hall is now. She was a member of the Edith Burton Circle and the...
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Gregory Todd Carrico

March 12, 1973 - May 12, 2016

Gregory Todd Carrico, Sr., 43 of Catlett, surrounded by those he loved went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 12, 2016. Greg was born in Maryland on March 12, 1973 to Bonnie J. Sams Prince and Ralph H. Carrico.Greg was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, and especially racing with his son, Gregory. Greg strived for the best in everything he did. He had...
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Susan Diane Chadduck

September 2, 1953 - May 4, 2016

Susan Diane Chadduck, age 62, passed away May 4, 2016 at UVa Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia. She was born September 2, 1953 to John A. and Mary N. Sands, worked as an office manager, loved animals and was a die-hard Redskins fan. Mrs. Chadduck is survived by her husband, James Chadduck of Culpeper; sons John Saville Chadduck and James Christian Chadduck, formerly of Culpeper; and...
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Gloria Cotroneo

May 6, 1926 - May 1, 2016

Gloria A. Cotroneo, 89, died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 1, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pasquale Charles Cotroneo and Angelina Bifano, and all her siblings; Giovanna, Mary Ann, Celestine, Clelia, and Anthony. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews.Gloria was born in Johnstown, PA, where she graduated from high school and...
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Winella Christie McComas

January 29, 1914 - April 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper, VA.
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Dorene McNamara

August 26, 1926 - April 17, 2016

Dorene Coffman McNamara, 89, passed away on April 17th, 2016 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA from multiple medical complications. Mrs. McNamara was born August 26, 1926 in Harrisonburg, VA the daughter of Hugh H. and Daphna D.Coffman. Raised on the Coffman family farm in the area known as Coffman Corner, she attended Peach Grove Elementary School and Dayton High School. With a...
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Marguerite G. Powers

February 3, 1920 - April 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper, VA.
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William Thomas Pierce

September 16, 1920 - April 12, 2016

William Thomas Pierce, 95, passed away peacefully and entered into glory on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, surrounded by his immediate family, covering four generations. Born on September 16, 1920, in Cleveland, VA, he was the eldest son of Richard M. Pierce and Cecile Iva Jessee Pierce. He was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Richard "Dickie" Pierce and John Henry Pierce. The...
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James Robert Arthur

April 8, 1931 - April 11, 2016

James Robert Arthur, 85, died April 11, 2016 at his residence in Radiant, Va, surrounded by his loved ones. Born on April 8, 1931 in Wildercraft, Md., he was son to the late Heber Floyd Arthur and Ethel Pearl Cooksey. He was preceded in death by his parents, son James "Butch" Arthur, Jr. and his grandson C.J. Sutphin; sisters Marie Cartmell & Ethel Major; and brothers Heber, Patrick, Thomas,...
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Warner Allen Deneen

December 13, 1935 - April 4, 2016

Warner Allen DeNeen, 80, of Culpeper, VA passed away at UVa Hospital in Charlottesville Monday, April 4, 2015. Mr. DeNeen was born December 13, 1935; served his country in the US Air Force ; was a member of American Legion Post 139 and was passionate about the Washington Redskins, Nationals and Capitals.Surviving Mr. DeNeen is his wife Sharyn of Culpeper, VA; his children, Angela R. Chance of...
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Norma Jean Duke

April 20, 1929 - April 2, 2016

Norma Jean Duke, 86, of Culpeper, VA passed away at her residence Saturday, April 2, 2016. She was born in Memphis, TN April 20, 1929 to Allan Philip Andre and Naomi Schneider Andre; served her Lord as a church secretary; was a member of the Culpeper United Methodist Church; volunteered at the Culpeper Regional Hospital Thrift Shop; was a member of the Red Hot Divas and enjoyed playing bridge and...
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Carson Lee Christian

December 28, 1948 - March 28, 2016

Carson Lee Christian, 67, formerly of Sumerduck, VA passed away in Ocala, FL March 28, 2015. Carson was born in Grundy, VA to Basil and Nora Christian December 28, 1948. Carson was retired from the construction world as an electrical contractor, enjoyed his family, tinkering, working on his bus and helping everyone. He will be remembered for his good heart and his humor. Surviving Carson is his...
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James Jacob Sowers

August 22, 1957 - March 27, 2016

James Jacob Sowers, Jr., age 58, passed away March 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born August 22, 1957 to the late James Jacobs Sowers, Sr. and Shirley Temple Collier Sowers and was a carpenter by trade. Mr. Sowers is survived by his wife, Sherry Sowers; a daughter, Candace Sowers; daughter-in-law and caregiver, Betty Jo Gager; and sisters, Dian Brown and Doris Golightly. In addition to his...
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Maureen W. Barber

December 23, 1927 - March 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper, VA.
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Robert Lansdowne Smith

November 30, 1927 - March 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper, VA.
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Gladys Marie Dulaney

March 12, 1920 - March 16, 2016

Gladys Marie Dulaney died peacefully March 16, 2016 at Amerisist in Culpeper, Virginia. Mrs. Dulaney was born March 12, 1920 to the late Herbert and Susie Varner Huffman in McLean, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton H. Dulaney, and her son, Stephen H. Dulaney.Gladys in past years enjoyed traveling in the states with her family and to several foreign countries with her...
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George William Foalden

April 23, 1957 - March 9, 2016

George William "Billy" Foalden, 58, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away suddenly on March 9, 2016.Billy is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Holli Foalden of Hilham, TN, son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Jennifer Foalden of Meaford, Ontario, parents, Marie and Emmett Trice of Culpeper, VA, brother, Jerry Foalden of Culpeper, VA, sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Randy...
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Howard Lewis Haught

August 10, 1920 - March 8, 2016

Howard Lewis Haught, 95, of Elkwood, VA and formerly of Winchester, VA passed away at his residence Tuesday, March 8, 2015. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio to Thomas E. Haught and Florence King Haught August 10, 1920;served his country in the US Army Air Corp during World War II in the European Theater and was employed as a Professional Engineer. Mr. Haught was an active member of The Church of...
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Lanell Brooke Wilbur

December 17, 1927 - March 8, 2016

Lanell Brooke Wilbur, 88, passed away at Meadowbrook Assisted Living, Reva, VA, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Lanell was born in New Mexico December 17, 1927 to Innis J. and Iris Hutcherson Brooke. Surviving Mrs. Wilbur are a daughter, Norma W. Nelson, Reva, VA; a son, Eric C. Wilbur, Rineyville, KY; and grandchildren, Innis Nelson, Morgan Nelson, Iris Wilbur, Nolan Wilbur, Sophia Nelson and Ella...
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Daniel Thomas Emerson

February 18, 1955 - March 2, 2016

Daniel (Dan) T. Emerson , 61, died on March 2, 2016, at home in Reva, Virginia. Surviving Dan is his wife, Deborah Emerson; his mother, Evelyn Emerson of Penn Yan, NY, and his sister, Diane DeLooza, also of Penn Yan, NY. Dan is also survived by his children, Brent and Kim Emerson of Front Royal, VA, Brittney Emerson of Gordonsville, VA and Candice Clingempeel of Virginia Beach, VA. He has two...
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Frances Rosemary Weaver

January 24, 1921 - February 20, 2016

Frances Rosemary Weaver, age 95, passed away at Amerisist Assisted Living in Orange, VA, Saturday, February 20, 2016. Frances was born in Mississippi to James P. Pool and Eura Velma Ethridge Pool January 24, 1921. She worked in the Pentagon as a civilian secretary and loved spending time with her family. Surviving Frances is her grandson, Jeffrey Pickering and his wife Jennifer and two...
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Lawrence Richard Frederick

February 9, 1943 - February 15, 2016

Lawrence Richard Frederick, 73, of Culpeper, VA, died February 15, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA. Larry was born in Jeffersonville, IN, February 9, 1943, to Joseph Henry and Mary Catherine Frederick.He is survived by his spouse and the love of his life of 20 years, Judith Camper Frederick. He attended Bellarmine...
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Augusta Perry Guthrie

April 22, 1951 - February 15, 2016


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Dorothy Thege Turner

February 4, 1920 - February 9, 2016

Dorothy passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, with her loving family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Robert C. Turner; mother of David L. (Charlotte L.) Turner and Dianne M. (Gerald R.) Mathews; grandmother of Brian G. and Jason R. Mathews, and David R. and Nicole M. Turner; sister of Ruth E. T. Halliday, the late Edward O. Thege and the late Harold D. Thege . Dorothy was born...
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Kevin Clarke MacNicoll

October 29, 1974 - February 6, 2016

Kevin Clarke MacNicoll, 41, of Culpeper VA passed away Saturday February 6, 2016. Kevin was born to Don MacNicoll and Patricia Aldrich MacNicoll on October 29, 1974 in Germany. Kevin was a loyal employee of 22 years as a Commercial Sales Territory Manager for The Roof Center. Surviving Kevin is his wife Susanne MacNicoll of Culpeper; his sons Caleb and Jacob of Culpeper; his parents of Palmyra...
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Eugene Franklin Ryder

April 18, 1938 - February 6, 2016

Eugene Franklin Ryder, 77 of Culpeper went to be with the Lord on Saturday February 6th, 2016. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents James Louis and Elsie Ryder. Eugene is survived by his wife of 58 years Mildred, his children, Timothy Eugene (Shelley), David Neal, and Lisa Joy (David), his sister Hazel Ruth, brothers James Melvin and Ralph Douglas. Also by his six grandchildren Joseph...
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Mary Tinsley Alphin

March 30, 1935 - February 3, 2016

Mary Strother Tinsley Alphin, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died February 3, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; Charles R. and Kathleen E. Tinsley. Mary is survived by her husband, William M. Alphin of Culpeper, VA, her daughter, Charleene Alphin Doverspike and her husband David Wine of Baltimore, MD, and her three sons; Robert M. of Centreville, VA,...
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Glenn Dale Campbell

December 14, 1956 - February 3, 2016

Glenn Dale Campbell, 59, of Culpeper, VA, passed away from Chronic Heart Disease February 3, 2016 at UVa Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA. He was born to Melvin D. Campbell and Margaret Sparks Campbell December 14, 1956 in Washington, DC. Surviving Glenn is his wife Teresa Williams Campbell of Culpeper; his daughter, Amy Lynne Campbell of Culpeper who has always been the "Apple of his Eye"...
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Norman Ashby Shaw

June 16, 1940 - January 28, 2016

Norman Ashby Shaw, Jr., "Sonny", 75 years old, passed away peacefully at his home in Culpeper, VA on Thursday, January 28, 2016 surrounded by Family. Sonny was born on June 16, 1940 to Norman Ashby Shaw, Sr. and Edith Verna Rumsey Shaw. After many years, he retired from William B. Hopke Company of Alexandria, VA. Sonny enjoyed horseback riding, camping, and traveling. Sonny is survived by his...
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Margaret Jones Stone

June 20, 1929 - January 19, 2016


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Sheree Laureen Derocher

March 21, 1961 - January 17, 2016


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David Richard Hohman

September 9, 1941 - January 16, 2016

David Richard "Dick" Hohman, 74, of Culpeper, VA passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 in Prince William Hospital, Manassas, VA. He was born September 9, 1941 to Frederick and Pearl Mountjoy Hohman. Dick loved his ministry to man, his family, hunting and the Redskins. Surviving Dick is his wife, Dawn E. Hohman; his children, David A. Hohman, Dean A. Hohman, Jennifer D. Hohman (Michael Hicks),...
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Edith Grace Allen

April 2, 1957 - January 14, 2016


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Theresa Paige Brown

June 30, 1959 - January 11, 2016


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Charles Bernard Bennett

January 14, 1923 - January 10, 2016

Charles B. Bennett, 92, of Culpeper, VA passed away in Meadowbrook Assisted Living Sunday January 10, 2016 at the age of 92. Mr. Bennett enjoyed bird hunting and fishing; served his country in the U.S. Army and was self-employed before retirement as a plumber. He was born in Culpeper January 14, 1923 to Newman Bennett and Lula Lucas Bennett. Surviving Mr. Bennett is his daughter Charlene Peyton...
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Sarah Iris Hitt

February 7, 1932 - January 9, 2016

Sarah Iris Hitt, 83, of Culpeper, VA passed away Saturday January 9, 2016 in Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Hitt was born in Philadelphia, PA February 7, 1932 to William Thompson McCue, Sr. and Annie Katherine Butler McCue. Surviving Mrs. Hitt are her daughters, Sara Marie Lacy and her husband Raymond and Katherine Ann Hensley; her grandchildren, Eddie Michael Hensley, Bryan...
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Constance Singers Davis

June 13, 1926 - January 6, 2016

Constance "Connie" Singers Davis, 89, of Culpeper, VA passed away at Our Father's House Christian Home January 6, 2016. She was born to Charles O Singers and Emma Rosalie Keene Singers in Culpeper, VA June 13, 1926; was the widow of Harold J. Davis; was a member of the Culpeper Baptist Church and the Country Club of Culpeper Ladies' Golf Association; enjoyed genealogy and antiquing. She was a...
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Stephen Andrew Whitehead

October 16, 1961 - January 5, 2016

Stephen Andrew Whitehead, age 54, of Bealeton, VA, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Fauquier Hospital. Born October 16, 1961, to Monroe and Helen Farr Whitehead in Orlando, FL. Steve was an avid hunter and gardener and was a member of the IBEW LOCAL #26 Union as an electrician for 28 years. Surviving Steve is his wife, Helene Whitehead, his mother, Helen Farr, his children; Joshua A....
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Roy Walton Jamison

January 20, 1945 - January 5, 2016

Lieutenant Commander Roy Walton Jamison U.S.C.G (Ret.) 70, passed away at UVA Medical Center on January 5, 2016 after an extended illness. Walton was born on January 20, 1945 in Salem, Virginia to Roy F. and Clara Mae "Peggy" Jamison, who proceeded him in death. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1966 as a Fireman Apprentice; He served his career on several cutters and stations,...
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Marlene Kay Weepie

June 10, 1950 - December 23, 2015

Marlene Kay "Marty" Weepie, 65, of Brightwood, VA passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born to Arnold Hamlett and Inez Freemon Hamlett in Arlington, Iowa June 10, 1950. She was a home maker and married to Gregory Weepie.In addition to her husband, she is survived by their children, Nicole DeSpitito and her husband Mike, Theresa Ledbetter...
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Melvin Lee Ashcraft

September 21, 1929 - December 12, 2015


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Annie Hubbard Sewell

February 16, 1927 - December 11, 2015

Annie Juel Hubbard Sewell, 88, of Culpeper, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Friday evening, December 11, 2015.One of ten children, she was born to Bertie West Hubbard and George McKinley Hubbard of the rural community of Meadows of Dan, Virginia in Patrick County on February 16, 1927. Throughout her lifetime, she enjoyed the very simple pleasures in life - wanting very little for herself...
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Alberta Beverly Witten

August 26, 1921 - December 10, 2015

Alberta Beverly Witten, 94, of Baltimore died on Thursday, December 10th 2015. She was born August 26, 1921 in Albemarle County Virginia. She was the daughter of Martha Harriette White and James Wilkerson McKinzie Witten. She was the 11th of their 12 children and was always known to her family as "Dimpy". She lived in the family home, Hatton Grange on the James River in Albemarle County, ...
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Lloyd Richard Cox

October 17, 2015 - December 5, 2015

Elder L. Richard Cox of Culpeper, VA, left this life December 5, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sarah Dallas Cox, his daughter, Diane C. Hutchinson and her husband Gary, his sons; William "Ron" Blakely and his wife Suzy and Kevin Blakely and his wife Connie; all of Chesterfield, VA, daughter-in-law, Tammy Blakely and six grandchildren...
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Georgia Pournaras

July 8, 1922 - December 3, 2015


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Clyde Michael Hoffman

July 24, 1943 - November 30, 2015

Clyde Michael Hoffman, Jr, of Brightwood died Monday November 30, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 24, 1943 in Charlottesville. His parents were Clyde Michael (Bill) Hoffman Sr. and Edna Herring Hoffman. Clyde is survived by his devoted wife of 32 years, Sheila Gulas Hoffman. His 3 daughters , Sherri Lynn Hoffman of Fluvanna, Marie Hoffman Weaver and husband Brandon of...
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Curtis Dean Cooper

January 25, 1929 - November 28, 2015

Curtis Dean Cooper, 86, of Leon, Virginia passed peacefully from this world to his heavenly home on Saturday, November 28, 2015. He died in his home in beautiful Madison County, Virginia with his devoted wife, Margie, by his side.Curtis, the last of seven children, was born January 25, 1929 in Volney, Virginia to the late D. Frank Cooper and Lura Mae Hall Cooper. He is predeceased by six siblings...
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Ronald Allen Maley

October 21, 1947 - November 28, 2015

Ronald Allen Maley, 68, of Culpeper, Virginia passed away at his residence November 27, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Maley was born October 21, 1947 in Centreville, Virginia to Captain James and Mrs. Lillian Weaver Maley. He was a retired salesperson, having last worked at Chrysler of Culpeper. After retiring, he fulfilled his days by driving a bus for the Culpeper County schools...
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Manner Joyce Chumley

May 15, 1944 - November 17, 2015

Manner Joyce Chumley, 71, of Culpeper, VA passed away at UVA Medical Center Tuesday November 17, 2015. Mrs. Chumley was born to Bernard Gough and Daisy Bragg Gough in Charlottesville, VA May 15, 1944. Surviving Mrs. Chumley is her husband of 48 years Carroll C. Chumley; her children, Lillian Victoria Menefee and Bonnie Joyce Chumley and a very special granddaughter Alyssa Brooke Butler; her...
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Juanita Brown Carpenter

September 27, 1945 - November 16, 2015

Juanita Brown Carpenter, 70, of Reva, Virginia died Monday, November 16, 2015 at University of Virginia Hospital. She was born to the late Silas Keith and Arlean Aylor Brown, September 27, 1945 in Charlottesville, VA. Juanita graduated from Culpeper County High School in 1963. She married the love of her life, the late James (Jimmy) Fishback Carpenter in 1967 and they lived happily for 19 years...
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Aldene Anne Helwick

October 1, 1934 - November 16, 2015

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Blanche Elizabeth Holland

January 11, 1921 - November 14, 2015

Blanche Elizabeth Smith (Betty) Holland, 94, died November 14, 2015, at her home in Culpeper, VA. Born January 11, 1921 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Charles Varnum Smith and Blanche Crossman Smith.She enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband and family through much of the Eastern U.S. and Canada, with some special trips including the Galapagos Islands and Africa. She...
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Dee Michael VanHorn

August 26, 1947 - November 14, 2015

Dee Michael Van Horn, age 68, of Culpeper, VA, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, in Charlottesville, VA, after a long illness. He and his wife, Laurel Ann Van Horn, also of Culpeper, were happily married at Trinity Church, in NYC, almost 42 years ago this coming December. Dee was born in Portsmouth, OH, to John Douglas and Wilma Garvey Van...
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Phyllis Anne Keesee

July 31, 1942 - November 10, 2015


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Elizabeth Batman Zaminsky

June 2, 1915 - November 1, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" Batman Zaminskey, 100, of Culpeper, VA passed away Sunday November 1, 2o15 at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community. Betty was born June 2, 1915 to Herbert William Janson and Edith Bouden Janson. She retired from civil service as a GS 13. Surviving Mrs. Zaminskey is her son James Batman and his wife Jean of Dolphin, VA; her grandchildren Oliver Batman and his wife Charity,...
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Richard Rose

April 5, 1953 - October 31, 2015


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James Welwood Swank

August 26, 1925 - October 28, 2015

Rev. James Welwood Swank, 90, of Culpeper, VA passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in the UVa Culpeper Hospital. Rev. Swank was born in Leechburg, PA, August 26, 1925, to Archibald J. Swank and Caroline Mahaffey Swank; served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and served his Lord for 40 plus years in the ministry. Surviving Rev. Swank is his...
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Sheena Allenmae Green

January 2, 1985 - October 12, 2015

Sheena AllenMae Green (Meatball) was born on January 02, 1985 at University Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville Virginia to Barbara Pollard and the late Walter Allen Minor Jr. of Culpeper, VA. At a early age she accepted Christ as her Savior at First Union Baptist Church during pastorate of the Reverend Calvin E. Lawrence.Sheena (Meatball) as she was called by family and friends went to be with...
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Elizabeth Smith Davis

November 2, 1928 - October 2, 2015

Elizabeth P. Davis, 86, 0f Culpeper, VA passed away Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 2, 1928 in Culpeper, VA to Ernest Hubert Smith, Sr. and Mary Sowers Smith. She was the widow of George E. Davis. Mrs. Davis was a homemaker; a member of St. Like's Lutheran Church and enjoyed volunteering at the Culpeper Free Clinic. Surviving Mrs....
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Robert Dale Gill

January 14, 1934 - September 19, 2015

Robert Dale Gill, 81, was born January 14, 1934 in Maud, Oklahoma and died September 19, 2015. Bob lived in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl years. His mother died when he was about 2 years old of dust pneumonia. Bob's father remarried soon thereafter.One of Bob's first jobs was as a shooting instructor and over the years he won many trophies at shooting competitions. Bob began serving his...
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Edith Cassie Griffith

March 16, 1925 - September 15, 2015


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Christopher Bruce Adkins

September 27, 1961 - September 15, 2015

Christopher Bruce Adkins, 53, of Twyman's Mill, VA passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Transitional Care Hospital, Charlottesville, VA. Mr. Adkins was born September 27, 1961 in Pound, VA to Bruce Adkins and Ann Vanover Adkins. He was employed by the Department of Corrections and his last duty was as a lieutenant at Coffeewood. He was an accomplished guitarist, a passionate animal lover...
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Nell Schrock Weld

May 11, 1933 - September 4, 2015

Nell passed away on September 4, 2015 at home. Born on May 11, 1933, she was the daughter of Nevin L. and Ida P. Schrock. She is survived by her husband, Edward J .Weld; Edward J. Weld, Jr, son; Edward A. Weld, grandson; Dr. Leslie W. Rhodes, granddaughter and her husband George of Manassas, VA. She is also survived by two great-grandsons, Liam J. and Brennan M. Rhodes. She is survived by...
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Stephen Patrick Griffin

July 4, 1954 - August 28, 2015

Stephen P. Griffin, 61, of Brightwood, VA., passed over to realm of Our Heavenly Father on Friday, August 28th 2015. Steve was born July 4, 1954, in Fairbanks Alaska to Guilford W. and Vera M Griffin. He was preceded in death by his sister Lee C. Griffin. He is survived by his parents Guilford W. and Vera M. Griffin, both of Brightwood, VA.; his brother Stanley W. Griffin, also of Brightwood;...
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Annie Belle Tharpe

June 20, 1945 - August 28, 2015

Annie Belle Tharpe, 70, of Madison, VA, passed away at Autumn Care of Madison Friday, August 28, 2015. Ms. Tharpe was born June 20, 1945 in Culpeper County to Clyde and Mamie Tharpe.Surviving Ms. Tharpe are her siblings, Margaret Hoffman of Culpeper, VA; Mamie Lemmons, Gladys Dodson (Robert) and Clarence Tharpe of Reva, VA; and William Tharpe (Alice) of Warrenton, VA. She is preceded in death...
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Ruth L. Belson

April 26, 1924 - August 21, 2015


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Marion Beatrice Campana

October 3, 1923 - July 30, 2015

Marion Beatrice Campana, age 91, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community. She was born on October 2, 1923, in Fauquier County, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Vinzia; her second husband, Mario Campana; and her parents, Elmer Ward, Sr. and Marion Ward. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Elmer Ward Jr., Odell...
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Jean Margaret Parrish

August 19, 1920 - July 29, 2015

Jean Margaret Aaron Parrish, 94, of Rixeyville died on July 29, 2015 at the Culpeper Baptist Home. She was born on August 19, 1920 in Manila, Philippines. The oldest of four children, she and her family lived happily in that country until the outbreak of World War II when, as British citizens, they were taken as prisoners of war and interred for 39 months in the Santo Tomas and later Los Bañ...
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Virginia Brown Kincer

October 12, 1932 - July 25, 2015

Virginia Brown Kincer, age 82, of Culpeper, VA, passed away July 25, 2015 at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born October 12, 1932, to John Henry Brown and Jane Belle Brown, Virginia worked as a sales associate for J.J. Newberry in Culpeper. Surviving Virginia are her son, Michael Kincer of Culpeper, VA, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...
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Raymond Lee Elgin

November 10, 1934 - July 18, 2015

Raymond Lee Elgin of Rixeyville, VA departed this life July 18, 2015. Raymond was born in Washington, D.C. on November 10, 1934 of parents Lee C. and Mary Hash Elgin. He leaves his wife, Carolyn Mitchell Harry Elgin, of their home and his children, Carolyn K. Elgin of Rutherfordton, NC and son, Robert S. Elgin and wife, Michelle, of Middleburg, VA, and his stepson, Phillip Harry and wife Sondra...
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James Somerville White

September 20, 1955 - July 11, 2015

James Somerville White, 59, of Culpeper died at midnight July 11, 2015. Born September 20, 1955, Jim was the son of Winfrey G. White, Jr. and Louise Payne White. He is survived by sister Deborah W. Craggs (Alan) of Culpeper and Faifax counties, nephews Lane Craggs and Michael Strawn (Denise) and great-nephews Evan and Wyatt, all of Fairfax County and cousins Janice Sponcil, Edward Brown, and...
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Joe Bill Fee

October 21, 1955 - June 27, 2015


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Maury Willis Fincham

December 20, 1940 - June 11, 2015

Maury W. Fincham, Jr., 74, of Culpeper, began his heavenly journey on Thursday, June 11, after bravely battling cancer and vascular disease. He died peacefully in the palliative care unit of the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.Born in Culpeper on December 20, 1940, Maury was the only child of Idella West Fincham (Silva) and Maury W. Fincham. He was a 1959 graduate of Culpeper...
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John Franklin Kelley

December 16, 1927 - June 2, 2015

John Franklin Kelley passed away at Culpeper UVa Hospital on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. He was the son of Charles Franklin Kelley and Ruth Elizabeth Bolen Kelley. He was born on December 16, 1927. Preceding Mr. Kelley in death, in addition to his parents, were his devoted wife of fifty-one years, Dorothy Foltz Kelley; brothers, Charles J. Kelley, Everette W. Kelley and James T. Kelley and brother-in...
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Mary Chrystine Roberts

October 16, 1923 - April 25, 2015

Mary Chrystine Roberts died peacefully at her residence, on April 25, 2015. She was born in Sontag, Mississippi on October 16, 1923 to the late Jesse M. and Susie Douglas. She was a member of the Culpeper Presbyterian Church and a Legacy member of the Culpeper Hospital Auxiliary. She volunteered at the free clinic and enjoyed working with her friends at the Museum of Culpeper History.She is...
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Florene Frazier Atkins

October 5, 1932 - April 15, 2015

Florene Frazier Atkins, 82, Of Culpeper, VA passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in the home of her son. Florene was born to Charles and Vada Thornhill Frazier on October 5, 1932 in Lakota, VA and the widow of Roadcap Atkins, Jr. She retired from Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance. Mrs. Atkins enjoyed shopping, and the outdoors with flowers and gardening.Surviving Mrs. Atkins is her son Michael...
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Thelma Ruth Curtis

February 14, 1918 - April 15, 2015

Thelma Ruth Curtis, 97, of Elkwood, VA passed away in UVA-Culpeper Hospital Wednesday April 15, 2015. Mrs. Curtis was born in Wythe County, VA to Hugh Kincer and Frances Copenhaver Kincer on February 14, 1918. Surviving Mrs. Curtis is her daughter-in-law, Brenda J. Curtis of Elkwood, VA; her granddaughters, Cindy C. Kerns and her husband Dave and Robin C. Hensley and her husband Jody; her great...
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