Obituaries, week of July 30: Beswick, Womac, Swann, Moore, Lewis

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Beswick   Burnet Alan Beswick, 60, passed away July 26, 2014. After graduation from West Point High School in 1971 he earned a degree from RCC in business management and an associate’s degree in applied science. He retired from Verizon telephone, and was a member of West Point United Methodist Church. Alan may have been most well-known for his work with the West Point High School football team, which he

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  • Obituaries, week of July 23: Rock

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Rock   Mrs. Alice B. Rock, aged 85, wife of the late Rev. Colie E. Rock and longtime resident of Erwin, North Carolina, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She was the daughter of the late Alvin and Lurean Burgess of Farnham and was preceded in death by her brother, Tyler Burgess.  She has one living brother, A.C. Burgess and his wife, Evelyn.  She is also survived

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  • Obituaries, week of July 9: Ellett, Yerby, Behl, Straughan

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Ellett   Robert “Bob” Virgil Ellett, 73, of Lottsburg, died peacefully on July 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Mattingly Ellett; sisters, Judith Freeman and her husband, David Marshall, of Charlottesville, Va and Janice Clarke and her husband, Willis, of Richmond; a nephew, Ned Freeman of Richmond; and a niece, Lori Smedley of Chicago. Mr. Ellett was born in Richmond and attended Manchester High

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  • Remembering Howard Straughan

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Howard R. Straughan, Jr.

    Howard R. Straughan, Jr. died peacefully on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in Melbourne, FL at the age of 84. His two sons, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters were by his side when he passed. Howard was born November 29, 1929 in Heathsville, VA where he spent his boyhood years and graduated from St. Christopher’s School in Richmond.  He would later earn a BA degree from the College of William and Mary, a

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  • Obituaries, week of June 25: Middleton, Vanlandingham, Brooke, Dillard

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Middleton   Julia Courtney Middleton, 74, of Mundy Point passed away June 7, 2014. She was the widow of C. Wayne Middleton and the daughter of the late Lewis Walton Courtney and Julia Dunkley Courtney. Julia worked with her husband in their building construction business, operated a successful catering company and served as the President of Mundy Point and Watts Point Farms, Inc. Additionally, she volunteered her time for various

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  • Obituaries, week of June 18: Pumroy, Clarke

    Posted on June 17, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Pumroy   Donald Keith Pumroy Ph.D. died unexpectedly but peacefully in his home at Hyattsville, MD June 1, 2014.  He was 89. Dr. Pumroy was a professor emeritus in the College of Education’s School psychology program at the University of Maryland which he founded in 1969.  Dr. Pumroy came to the University of Maryland in 1955 and worked at the counseling center as an instructor.  He was appointed Assistant Professor

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  • Obituaries, week of June 11: Walters, Carter, Doggett, Veney, Newton, Newsome, Cuffee, Wiggins

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Walters   Robert Sidney Walters, Sr., born September 12, 1930, in Freeport, PA, left this world on June 2, 2014 to pursue his next adventure. He grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, but wore out the soles of his shoes on the Boardwalk in Colonial Beach, VA.  He served in the U.S. Navy in the 104th Seabee Battalion, where he continued to learn the family trade of Roadway Construction.  He went

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