Heavy equipment operator
Jacob Gary "John" Kerns, 53, of Catlett died Jan. 21, 1999, at Prince William Hospital in Manassas.
Mr. Kerns was born in Fauquier County on Feb. 9, 1945, the son of the late Sandy Kerns and Effie Noland Kerns of Catlett. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Virginia Department of Transportation and was a member of the Catlett Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Helen L. Kerns of Catlett; his mother, Effie Kerns of Catlett; three brothers: Billy Kerns of Bristersburg, Bobby Kerns of Catlett and Bo Kerns of Midland; two sisters, Sandra Herndon of Catlett and Susie Kirby of Opal. He was preceded in death by a brother, Delaney Kerns.
The Rev. Barbara Minter led a funeral service Jan. 23 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7203 Poplar St., Annandale, Va. 22003.
Margie Ann Ellen Grimsley, 57, of Marshall died Jan. 21, 1999, at INOVA-Fairfax Hospital.
Mrs. Grimsley was born in Virginia on July 16, 1941, the daughter of the late Clyde D. Rothgeb and Helen Mae Rothgeb. She was preceded in death by a brother, Morris D. Rothgeb.
She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Elwood Grimsley of Marshall; two sons, Johnnie E. Grimsley Jr. of Marshall and Steven D. Grimsley of Middleburg; two sisters, Joyce Ashby of Hamilton and Thelma M. Jenkins of Marshall; a brother, Samuel D. Rothgeb of Culpeper and a granddaughter.
The Rev. Gary Helm led a funeral service Jan. 24 at Moser Funeral Home. Interment was in Orlean Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orlean Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 15, Orlean, Va. 20128.
Former auxiliary member
Katie Lee Barlow, 89, of Marshall died Jan. 21, 1999, in the Hughes Home in Fredericksburg.
Mrs. Barlow was born in Marshall on Oct. 13, 1909, the daughter of the late William S. and Eliza E. Downs Ball. Her husband, John E. Barlow, died in 1964.
Mrs. Barlow was a member of the Marshall United Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Marshall Chapter No. 101, and a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Marshall Volunteer Rescue Squad.
She is survived by a son, John Edward Barlow Jr. of Colonial Beach; a brother, Irving Ray Ball of Colonial Beach, and two grandchildren.
The Rev. Dr. Randy Daniels led a funeral service Jan. 25 in the chapel of the Royston Funeral Home in Marshall. Interment was in the Little Georgetown Cemetery in Broad Run.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Hester Virginia Tyler, 65, of Jeffersonton, died Jan. 21, 1999, at Warrenton Overlook Care Center.
Mrs. Tyler was born in Fauquier County on Oct. 18, 1933, the daughter of the late James and Mary Wise. She attended Fauquier County Public Schools and lived in the county her entire life. Until her health failed, she attended Shadow Lawn Senior Center and enjoyed being tutored by the Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lee Tyler, and a son, Joseph Lee Tyler Jr.
The Rev. Robert L. Jones will lead a funeral service Jan. 30 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton.
Alfred Donald McKellar, 90, of Warrenton, died Jan. 1, 1999, at his home.
Mr. McKellar was born in Louisiana, where he earned a bachelor's degree in forestry at Louisiana State University. After moving to Georgia, he earned a master's degree at the University of Georgia. He moved to Virginia in 1943 and worked at the Tariff Commission and the Department of Commerce until 1971.
He was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Department of Commerce Silver Medal and four Quality Performance awards. He was a member of the American Society of Foresters, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta and Alpha Xi Sigma. His many interests include art, photography, travel and writing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Phelps McKellar.
He is survived by two daughters, Judith McKellar of Warrenton and Ann M. Parker, and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Rapidan or the Nature Conservancy.
Robert Swan Jr.
Air force colonel
Robert B. Swan Jr., 74, of The Plains, died Jan. 13, 1998, at his home.
Mr. Swan was born in Manhattan, Kan., on June 4, 1923. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 33 years, attaining the rank of colonel. His service spanned through World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He received a Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit. He was preceded in death by his wife, Merle Ford Swan.
He is survived by three daughters: Scarlett Swan of Austria, Francine Swan of The Plains, and Rita Riddle of North Bethesda, Md.; a son, Robert B. Swan III of Manchester, N.H.; two sisters, Marion Weltsch of Kansas City, Kan., and Marjorie Krattli of Leavenworth, Kan., and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Dean L. Majette led a funeral service Jan. 20 at Moser Funeral Home Chapel in Warrenton. A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Fort Myer Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery where interment with full military honors will take place.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Drive, Warrenton, Va. 20186.
Donald Leon Martin, 77, of The Plains, died Jan. 4, 1998, at Fauquier Hospital.
Mr. Martin was born June 2, 1920. He worked as a librarian at the Department of Labor.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Martin of The Plains; a daughter, Virginia Kim Martin Abusaif of Clifton, and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will take place at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Fort Myer Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Charles Henry Wines, 60, of Marshall, died Jan. 12, 1998, at Loudoun Memorial Hospital in Leesburg.
Mr. Wines was born Dec. 20, 1937. He was a farmer.
He is survived by his mother, Amanda B. Wines of Marshall; two brothers, Howard Wines of Marshall and Percy Wines of Stafford; three sisters: Gloria M. Stewart and Beatrice Johnson, both of Marshall, and Dorothy O'Neil of Arlington.
The Rev. Wendell Grant led a funeral service Jan. 19 at Joynes Funeral Home in Warrenton. Interment was in Mount Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery in Marshall.
Mary Madeline Marshall, 70, of Warrenton died Jan. 16, 1998, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in King George.
Mrs. Marshall was born May 28, 1927.
She is survived by two daughters, Lucille Lawson and Patricia Allen, both of Allentown, N.J.; two sisters, Pearl Lambert of Manassas and Nannie Price of Houston; five brothers: Prince Marshall Sr. of Suitland, Md., Nelson Marshall of Elizabeth City, N.C., Durmia Marshall and Franklin Marshall, both of Arlington, and Irving Marshall of Warrenton; 11 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Walter Green led a funeral service Jan. 21 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Warrenton. Interment was in the Baker Family Cemetery in Warrenton.
Frances Grimsley Eubank, 81, of Washington, Va., died Jan. 14, 1998, at Autumn Care of Madison.
Mrs. Eubank was born in Rappahannock County on May 2, 1916, daughter of the late Joseph Grimsley and Sally Wince Grimsley. She was a member of Flint Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late John Randolph Eubank Sr., a daughter, Mary E. Hudson, and two sons, Ernest Linwood and Robert Shelton Eubank.
She is survived by a son, John R. Eubank Jr. of Sperryville; a daughter, Betty E. Menefee of Warrenton; a brother, Robert Grimsley of Strasburg; three sisters: Pearl Herny of Limeton, Audrey Butler of Cascade, Md., and Etta Nosette of Limeton; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Merlin W. Shorb and the Rev. Jimmy Burke led a funeral service Jan. 17 at Flint Hill United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Flint Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Volunteer Fire Department, 10 Firehouse Lane, Washington, Va. 22747.