G. W. Wharton
Garfield Wallace Wharton, 68, died Dec. 18 at his home in Brightwood.
Mr. Wharton was employed at Big M in Culpeper.
He was predeceased by his sister, Nellie Utz, and a granddaughter.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Wharton of Brightwood; his daughters, Brenda Ann Mitchell and Judy Kay Heflin; and four sons, Raymond Lee Wharton, Ricky Lee Wharton, Jerry Wayne Wharton and Garfield Ray Wharton; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Additional survivors include a brother, William Wharton, and four sisters, Virginia Coppage, Lillian W. Ford, Gennie Mae Wood, and Lucille Compton.
The family will receive friends on Dec. 19 from 7-8 p.m. at Preddy Funeral Home, Madison, where funeral services will be held Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. Interment will follow in the Sperryville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 1715, Culpeper, Va. 22701.
Robert G. Watkins
Robert G. Watkins, 85, of Traverse City and Grand Rapids, Mich., died Dec. 16 in Traverse City.
Mr. Watkins attended Michigan State University. He then transferred to Northwestern University where he earned a degree in business management. After graduating from Northwestern, Mr. Watkins served in the U. S. Army as a Master Sergeant under Gen. George C. Marshall at the Pentagon, where he assisted in the planning for D- Day.
During his active service, he met and married Betty Jane Swift. After the war, he attended the University of Wisconsin, where he earned a law degree.
After receiving his law degree, Mr. Watkins moved to Grand Rapids, and was employed by States Associates Company, which he later purchased and re- named. He re-directed the company's focus to pension, actuarial and retirement benefit services. He retired in 1979, and sold his interest to his former partners. The company exists today as Watkins/Ross.
Mr. Watkins' civic duties included the Grand Rapids Arts Council, Grand Valley State College (founder), and he was the longest reigning president of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Betty Jane (Swift) Watkins. He is survived by his children, Birge Watkins of Warrenton; Bill Watkins of Grand Rapids, Libby Watkins Southworth of Grand Rapids; Sarah Watkins Trippe of Traverse City; and Robb Watkins of Crested Butte, Colo.; and 14 grandchildren.
In lieu of a memorial service, his children will plan a celebration of his life next summer.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Central Scholarship Fund at Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, Mich. 49401-9403; or to Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, Mich. 49684.
Benjamin L. Chapman
Benjamin Lee Chapman, infant son of Mary E. Chapman of Sumerduck, died Dec. 15 at Fauquier Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Ben Cason, and a brother, Kenneth Robert Chapman-Mullins.
Survivors include his father, James Medley Mullins of Culpeper, and his step-father, Stuart Wesley Bright of Warrenton.
Also surviving are his grandparents, Deborah and Robert Chapman of Sumerduck, and James Mullins Jr., Tina Shifflett and Dale Shifflett, all of Culpeper.
Great-grandparents surviving are Barbara Chapman of Sumerduck, Pauline Mullins of Culpeper, Richard Limberick of Fredericksburg, and Rebecca and Junior Riley of Culpeper.
The family will receive friends on Dec. 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, where services will begin at 8:30 p.m.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the donor's favorite children's charity.
James R. Spicer
James Russell Spicer, 48, of Amissville and Winchesters died on his birthday, Dec. 15, at his Amissville home.
He was employed as a landscaper with Guest Services.
Survivors include his wife, Katrina W. Spicer of Amissville and Winchester; a stepdaughter, Rhiannon E. Hitt of Winchester; and one step-grandson.
Also surviving are a brother, Walter E. Spicer of Amissville; three sisters, his twin, Pearl Counts of Rixeyville, Christine Ryan of Rixeyville and Margaret Smith of Hammond, La.
Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton. Interment was at Hillcrest Memory Gardens, Jeffersonton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 715, Culpeper Va. 22701; or to the family, c/o Moser Funeral Home, P.O. Box 186, Warrenton, Va. 20188.
Nellie L. Owen
Former Midland resident
Nellie L. Owen of Arlington, formerly of Midland, died Dec. 15.
Mrs. Owen is survived by her husband, Harvey B. Owen, and siblings, William H. Armstrong, R. L. Armstrong Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Thorpe.
Friends may call at the Arlington Funeral Home, 3901 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 21. Services will be held Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Midland Methodist Church. Interment will be private.
Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the American Red Cross, 4333 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22303; or to the American Cancer Society.
Roy W. Carter
Roy William Carter, 85, died Dec. 14 at his residence in Marshall.
Mr. Carter was a test pilot for Fairchild Aircraft for 45 years.
He is survived by two sisters, Maxine Frazier of Sterling and Margaret Pearson of Marshall.
Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at the Royston Funeral Home. Interment was in the Carter Cemetery at Ada.
Latrice N. Burke
Latrice Nashelle Burke of Manassas, 18, died suddenly Dec. 13 in Manassas.
She is survived by her daughter, Deasia Nashelle Prince; her son, Deandre Burke; her mother, Lisa R. Burke of Warrenton; and her step-father, Robert L. Penn of Warrenton.
Also surviving are three sisters, Sharina Burke and Vanessa Lewis, both of Manassas, and Tasha Lewis of Chantilly; her brother, Warren Johnson of Manassas; and her grandmother, Naomi Smith of Manassas.
Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Gainesville. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Rena E. Gray
Native of The Plains
Rena Estelle Gray, 90, of Arlington died Dec. 13 at the Cherrydale Rehabilitation Center.
Survivors include one son, Douglas Pierce of Dale City; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
A brother, Henry E. Gray of Arlington, also survives.
Funeral services were held Dec. 17 at Royston Funeral Home, Marshall, with interment in the Marshall Cemetery.
Dominick E. Quinn
Dominick Edward Quinn of Manassas died Dec. 12 at Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge. He was 25.
Mr. Quinn is survived by two daughters, Dominique and Dasha Achia Quinn; his fiancee, Orlean Pearson; his parents, Linda M. Hogan of Manassas and Samuel E. Ferguson of Culpeper; his step-father, John R. Hogan of Manassas; and his grandmother, Mayanna Quinn of Nokesville.
Also surviving are two sisters, Dasha Rene Quinn of Manassas and LaTanya Quinn, also of Manassas; and a brother, Tracy Ferguson of Richmond.
Friends will be received on Dec. 20 from 7-9 p.m. at Ames Funeral Home, Manassas, and on Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. until the 11 o'clock service at Little Zion Baptist Church, Greenville. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
James E. Porter
James Edward Porter, 62, of Midland died Dec. 10 at Fauquier Hospital.
Mr. Porter was a carpenter, and had previously served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne E. Porter of Lanham, Md.; two daughters, Lynette Porter of Lanham and Michele Porter of Fort Washington, Md.; two sons, James Porter of Washington, D.C., and Bradley Porter of Seat Pleasant, Md.; and four grandchildren.
Also surviving are four sisters, Mary Colvin of Nokesville, Evelyn Rowe of Warrenton, Francis Taltano of Washington, D.C., and Helen Champ of Midland; and three brothers, Braxton Porter of Washington, D.C., George Porter of Durham, N.C., and Anthony Porter of Charlotte, N.C.
Funeral services were held Dec. 15 at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Warrenton. Interment was at Mount Pleasant Memorial Garden in Calverton.
Anna E. Parker
Anna Elizabeth Parker, 97, of Warrenton, formerly of National City, Calif., died Dec. 6 at the Warrenton Overlook Center.
After marrying the late George W. Parker Sr. in 1923, Mrs. Parker moved to Los Angeles. She lived in Southern California for over 70 years until moving to America House Assisted Living facility, Warrenton, in April 2000.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by both sons, John W. Parker and George W. Parker Jr., and four of her eight siblings.
Surviving relatives include three grandsons, among them Daniel J. Parker of Warrenton; five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by four sisters, Mary Froegel and Doris Ruegg of LaCrosse, Wis., Norma Mason of Waterloo, Iowa, and Judy Miller of Rescue, Calif.
A memorial service was held Dec. 12 in the chapel at Moser Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Fauquier Hospital or the Warrenton Overlook Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Ruby F. Warmus
Former Marine corporal
Ruby Fern Warmus, 79, of Woodbridge, died Dec. 4 at Potomac Hospital.
Mrs. Warmus served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and had lived at Fort Belvoir in 1945. She moved to Woodbridge in 1954.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter T. Warmus. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Joseph of the home; her son, Edward W. Warmus of Warrenton; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
A sister, Anna Belle Bird of New York, also survives.
Funeral services took place Dec. 14 at Mountcastle Funeral Home, Woodbridge. Interment followed at Quantico National Cemetery with honors.