Sunday school teacher
Mildred Grace Wilkison, 85, of Warrenton, died Nov. 29, 1998, at Fauquier Hospital.
Mrs. Wilkison was born in West Virginia on April 21, 1913, a daughter of the late Melvin R. Mullenaux and Mary Roe Mullenaux. In the 1940s she was employed by the House Glass Co. in Point Marion, Pa., where her work included polishing lenses. After her children were married she worked at West Virginia University in the hospital kitchen and later in the cafeteria at the downtown campus in the Student Union Building, as a clerk in the bakery.
She was a member of the Fort Martin United Methodist Church in Maidsville, W.Va., where she was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher and sponsored their UMYF group. She was active in the Fort Martin 4-H Club and the Sewing Club. Since moving to Fauquier County she had attended the Church of the Brethren in Midland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Raymond Wilkison.
She is survived by two daughters, Karla Harsh and Karen Pozderac, both of Warrenton; a sister, Frances L. Labin of Inverness, Fla.; a brother, Harley Mullenaux of Dilloner, Pa.; two grandsons, and a great-grandson.
The Rev. Kendal Elmore led a funeral service Dec. 2 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Wolf's cemetery in Dilloner, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017.
Helen Verniece Edwards Champ, 67, of Calverton died Nov. 28, 1998, at Fauquier Hospital.
Mrs. Champ was born on June 23, 1931.
She is survived by her husband, Pearl Champ of Calverton; a daughter, Joyce Banks of Midland; a son, Timothy Champ of Herndon; six sisters: Ruth Carter and Margaret Carter, both of Warrenton, Ella Edwards of Chillum, Md., Edna Edwards of New York, N.Y.; Rosie Lanier of Manassas and Angelene Johnson of Bealeton; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Earl Bledsoe will lead a funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Oak Shade Baptist Church in Catlett. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Memorial Garden in Calverton.
Pearly Virginia Sudduth, 75, of Warrenton died Nov. 28, 1998, at Fauquier Hospital.
Ms. Sudduth was born in Virginia on Dec. 1, 1922, the daughter of the late Charles Edward Sudduth and Nannie Lee Sudduth. She was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Aiello, and two brothers, Charles E. Sudduth Jr. and Henry Sudduth.
She is survived by a sister, Eleanor Cambeir of Culpeper and a brother, Gordon Sudduth of Flagter Beach, Fla.
The Rev. J. Richard Winter led a graveside service Dec. 2 at Warrenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7203 Poplar St., Annandale, Va. 22003.
Mary Pauline "Polly" Miles Mirestes, 73, of Bealeton died Nov. 23, 1998, at Culpeper Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Mirestes was born in Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Lawrence Miles and Mary Ellen Thomas Miles. She worked in sales and was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church where she headed the Worship and Music Committee. Her handiwork adorned the banners of the church. She has participated in the Remington Seniors Group.
She is survived by a son, Nicholas Mirestes of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Christina M. Eskew of Memphis, Tenn., and Ellen Mirestes-Fox of Bealeton; and five grandchildren.
The Rev. Jay Plummer led a funeral service Nov. 28 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Warrenton. Interment was in Midland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 274, Bealeton, Va. 22712.
Ora M. Budd, 70, of Warrenton died Nov. 27, 1998, at Warrenton Overlook Care Center.
Mrs. Budd was born in Littcarr, Ky., on Aug. 6, 1928, the daughter of the late Spenser and Pollie Engle Combs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen V. Budd.
She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Holmes of Amissville; two sons, Larry A. Budd of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Harry E. Budd of Warrenton; five sisters: O. Leda Buck of St. Paris, Ohio, Frances M. Edwards of The Plains, Eula V. Ramirez and A. Louise Blankenship, both of Manassas, and Pearl J. Edmondson of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Oliver W. Combs of Burnside, Ky., and Everette B. Combs of Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Marshall Braylo led a funeral service Nov. 30 at Royston Funeral Home in Marshall. Interment was in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Upperville.
Frances Cornwell Vermillion, 93, of Toms Brook died Nov. 27, 1998, at Royal Haven Rest Home in Front Royal.
Mrs. Vermillion was born in Virginia on Jan. 29, 1905, the daughter of the late Daniel Silas Cornwell and Ida Cornwell. She was a longtime employee at the Pitts Theatre in Warrenton. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harold Vermillion, a son, Paul E. Locke; two brothers, John Cornwell and Hugh Jones, and a sister, Phyllis C. Hawkins.
She is survived by a brother, S. Preston Cornwell of Winchester, and a sister, Rose Esteppe of Toms Brook.
The Rev. J. Richard Winter led a graveside service Nov. 30 at Warrenton Cemetery.
Jane C. Gordon, 71, of Warrenton died Nov. 29, 1998, at Sunrise of Warrenton.
Mrs. Gordon was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Oct. 21, 1927. She had lived in Altoona, Pa., and Boynton Beach, Fla., before her recent move to Warrenton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chalmers Neale Gordon.
She is survived by a daughter, Anna Jean Fryer of Warrenton; a son, Malcolm Neale Gordon of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a grandson.
The funeral service was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Northern Virginia, 13168 Centrepoint Way #201, Woodbridge, Va. 22193.
Carless Lee "Corky" Webb Jr., 31, of Culpeper died Nov. 26, 1998, at Culpeper Memorial Hospital as the result of an automobile accident.
Mr. Webb was born Oct. 3, 1967, in Manassas. He was a former Sumerduck resident and attended Fauquier County school. He was a graduate of Thomas Walker High School in Ewing. He was a service representative for Columbia Gas Company in Gainesville.
He is survived by his daughter, Courtney Lee Webb of Culpeper; his parents, Carless Lee Webb Sr. and Marilyn Watson Webb, both of Culpeper; two sisters, Vicky Allen of Sumerduck and Tammy Hunt of Stafford; and his maternal grandfather, Clyde Watson Sr. of Culpeper.
The Rev. Mark Jarvis and the Rev. Peyton Embrey led a funeral service Nov. 30 at Moser Funeral Home. Interment was in Bright View Cemetery in Warrenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Courtney Lee Webb Trust Fund, c/o Open Door Baptist Church, 754 Germanna Highway, Culpeper, Va. 22701.
Potomac Research founder
Robert Edward Moore, 75, of Winterset Farm near Orlean, died Dec. 1, 1998, at Fauquier Hospital.
Mr. Moore was born on July 29, 1923, in Winsted, Conn., a son of the late Alfred Edward and Elizabeth Clark Moore. In 1936 he moved with his family to Oshkosh, Wisc. He served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was stationed in the Pacific.
Mr. Moore graduated from the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lived in the Falls Church area for nearly 40 years. In 1965, he founded and served as chairman and president of Potomac Research Inc., until the company was sold to Electronic Data Systems in 1979. In 1981 with his partner Jack Pixley, he founded Potomac Research International, which was sold in 1996.
He was a member of Leeds Episcopal Church.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mrs. Georgiana M. Moore; a daughter, Kathleen M. Roberson of Parker, Texas; two sons, Brian Robert Moore of Markham and John Craig Moore of Haymarket; a sister, Jane Karcher of Sterling; and five grandchildren.
At press time funeral arrangements were incomplete.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leeds Episcopal Church, 4346 Leeds Manor Road, Markham, Va. 22643.
John Davenport Haley, 80, of Manassas died Nov. 29, 1998, at VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Mr. Haley was born in Virginia on May 18, 1918, the son of the late Joseph Thomas Haley and Maude Haley. He was a veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 in Manassas. He worked as a foreman.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Gladys Haley of Manassas and a sister, Margaret H. Foster of Nokesville.
Pastor Philip Foster led a funeral service Dec. 2 at Moser Funeral Home. Interment was in Warrenton cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Department, 7602 Centreville Road, Manassas, Va. 22111, or the Manassas Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 46, Manassas, Va. 20108.