Robert Arnold Sr.
Farm equipment dealer
Robert Leslie Arnold Sr., 88, of Purcellville, died July 11 at his home. A lifelong resident of Loudoun County, he was born Feb. 15, 1912 in Lucketts.
After graduating from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1935 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he became a factory representative for the International Harvester Company. In 1941, he went into partnership with William Whitmore in the International Harvester farm equipment dealership known as Whitmore & Arnold, Inc., which operated on Route 7 in Purcellville until 1979, at which time the business was sold and became Browning Equipment.
He is survived by his wife, Almeda Glassock Arnold; a son, Robert L. Arnold Jr.; a daughter, Susan A. McCauley; his grandchildren, Margaret Arnold Buchanan, Robert L. Arnold III, Edward A. Arnold, Kristen McCauley and Lauren McCauley; his great-grandchildren, Robert L. Arnold IV, Hailey Arnold, Elizabeth Arnold and Benjamin Buchanan.
A funeral was July 14 at Hall Funeral Home of Purcellville with interment at Union Cemetery, Leesburg. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, 10201 Lee Highway, Suite 210, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Margaret Elizabeth Siren, 86, of Leesburg, formerly of Lake Geneva, Wis., died July 15 at Sunrise of Leesburg Assisted Living Facility. She was born Sept. 18, 1913 in Elkhorn, Wis., a daughter of John Adolph Fors and Matilda Sophia Smith Fors.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy T. Siren. She is survived by a daughter, Carol M. Brandt of Centreville; a son, Conrad D. Siren of Walworth, Wis.; two sisters, Alice Benson of Florida and Ruth Sjoblom of Duluth, Minn.; three grandchildren, Tammy Etienne, Daniel Brandt and Bonnie Pritchett; six great-grandchildren, Derek and Carson Etienne, Dan Jr. and Joseph Brandt and James and Sarah Pritchett.
A funeral at Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay, Wis. will be Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Interment will be at East Delova Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Community Church, Williams Bay, Wis. Arangements were by Loudoun Funeral Chapel, Leesburg.
Lottie Turner Cook, 91, of Leesburg, died July 10 at the Loudoun Hospital Center in Leesburg
She is survived by her husband, A. Clinton Cook; two daughters, Charlotte C. Morse of Richmond and Evelyn C. Walsh of Bluemont; a son-in-law, Robert W. Walsh; a sister, Evelyn T. Perkins of Houston, Texas; two granddaughters, Katherine Blair Walsh and Meredith Elizabeth Walsh of Bluemont.
A funeral was July 17 at the Leesburg Union Cemetery with the Rev. Blair Pogue officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20175.
Arrangements were by Loudoun Funeral Chapel, Leesburg.
Jeremy Joseph Alires, 23, of Leesburg, died July 17 in Fairfax. He was born Dec. 20, 1976 in Albuguerque, N.M. to Richard J. and Billye Teveler Alires.
He had resided in Leesburg for the past three and a half years, had attended Northern Virginia Community College, and worked at the Leesburg Home Depot store. He loved music, played guitar, enjoyed art and cooking, and the outdoors.
He is survived by his parents, of Leesburg; a brother, Steven H. Alires of Mountain View, Calif.; maternal grandfather, Dennis Denton of Tatum, N.M.; his paternal grandparents, Joe D. and Frances Alires of Portales, N.M.; an aunt, Jamie McClelland; and a close friend, Waurene Rambo.
A funeral was Thursday at the Ashburn Stake Center in Ashburn with Mr. Richard Brown officiating. Interment was at Union Cemetery, Leesburg. Pallbearers were Chris Fisher, Sean Fisher, Josh Hendershot, BJ Hocking, James Kennedy, Jay Keuhn, Troy Oliver, and Kumen Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Scott Adams, Steven Alires, John Frye, and Tom Nuzzaco.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Middleburg Humane Foundation, P.O. Box 1238, Middleburg, VA 20118..
Arrangements were by Loudoun Funeral Chapel, Leesburg.
Bank vice president
Mary Margaret "Peggy" Simpson, 75, of Rochelle, formerly of Ashburn, died July 17 at her residence. She was born Nov. 10, 1924 in Lexington, Ky., a daughter of Lloyd Rapheal Head and Frances Gleason Head.
She resided in Ashburn from 1951 until 1991, when she moved to Rochelle.
She worked at the People's National Bank of Leesburg for 26 years until her retirement as Vice President in 1990. She was also active in the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary for many years.
After her retirement she and her husband moved to Rochelle where she was a homemaker until her death.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd Simpson; two sons, Loyd John Simpson II of Ashburn and Floyd R. Simpson of Amissville; grandchildren , Jake Simpson, Joseph Simpson, and Jessica Taylor Simpson.
A funeral was Thursday at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, Leesburg.
Ronald Reid Ketcham, 55, of Spotsylvania, died July 16 at home. He was born in Smithfield, N.C.
He was retired from Loudoun County Schools where he taught business and computers. He graduated from East Carolina University in 1968 with a bachelors degree in Business, Virginia Tech in 1973 with a masters in Education and from American University in 1976 with a masters in Special Education. He was a member of Wilderness Community Church, a member of the Loudoun Education Association, Virginia Education Association and the National Education Association.
He is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Ketcham Doucette of Westchester, Ill.; his mother, Lottie J. Ketcham of Jacksonville, N.C.; two brothers, Douglas E. Ketcham and Kenneth C. Ketcham, both of Jacksonville, N.C.
A funeral was Saturday at Found & Sons Funeral Home of Fredericksburg with Rev. Keith Boyette officiating. Interment was at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilderness Community Church Building Fund, 5933 Plant Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.
Pauline Murfitt, 67, of Round Hill, formerly of Middleburg, died July 18.
She was a retired insurance agent with A.H. & T.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony William Murfitt; two sons, Nigel A. Murfitt of Mohawk, N.Y. and Andrew W. Murfitt of Aldie; a sister, Audrey Lizzio of Rochester, N.Y.; and a brother, John Herbert of Bournmouth, England.
A funeral will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Middleburg with Rev. Mark Andrus officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 6565 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 500, Falls Church, VA 22042.
Arrangements were made by Royston Funeral Home, Inc., Middleburg.
Gwyneth "Rae" Rachael Stewart, 77, of Leesburg since 1973, died Friday in Leesburg. She was born March 31, 1923 to Myles and Mabel Edwards Jones in Swansen South Wales, Great Britain.
She was an active member of Jangoes, a nonprofit organization for the U.S. Army and Munson Hill Presbyterian Church in the Culmore area.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Stewart of Leesburg; a daughter, Patricia Fletcher and husband Butch of Leesburg; a sister, Muriel Goldstone; three brothers, Douglas, Reginald, and Alun Jones, all of Wales, Great Britain; a cousin, Raymond Norwood of Wales; five grandchildren, Heather Kathleen Wager of Arlington, Erin Bronwin Hornback of Ashburn, Holly Michelle Fletcher of Virginia Beach, Ryan Patrick Campbell of Arlington, and Ralph G. Fletcher of Leesburg.
Graveside services were Monday at Leesburg Union Cemetery with Rev. Jim Greene officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Arrangements were made by Loudoun Funeral Chapel, Leesburg.
Marie Utterback Russell, 74, formerly of Broad Run Farms in Sterling, died unexpectedly June 15 in Dahlonega, Ga. She was born in The Plains.
When she lived in Sterling, she was an active member of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee. Since moving to Dahlonega, she had been a volunteer at the local hospital, Meals on Wheels, and worked on blood drives for Lumpkin County.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Irving Russell of Dahlonega; daughters and son-in-law, Gail and Bob Gusick of Mableton, Ga. and Roxy Russell of Snellville, Ga; and two grandsons, Robbie and Josh Gusick of Mableton.
Arrangements were by Banister Funeral Home, Dahlonega, Ga.
Catherine Margaret McQueeney, 61, of Ashburn, died Monday at Hospice of Northern Virginia, Arlington. She was born Aug. 8, 1938 in Little Falls, N.Y. to Leo and Louise Danehy.
She was a volunteer at the senior center in Cascades.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathleen M. Evangelisto of Purcellville, Mary Beach of Charlotte, N.C., and Susan McQueeney of Vail, Colo.; three brothers, John Danehy of West Hartford, Conn., Thomas Danehy of Willimantic, Conn., and Timothy Danehy of Johnstown, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Ellen Conroy of Agawam, Mass.; six grandchildren; and Henry L. McQueeney.
Friends may call at St. Francis deSales Roman Catholic Church in Purcellville tomorrow from 3-6 p.m. A funeral mass will be tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the church. Graveside services will be Friday at St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Leesburg at 10 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Senior Center at Cascades. Arrangements were by Hall Funeral Home of Purcellville.