Jean F. W. Shope
Jean Fairlie Witter Shope, 92, of Westminster, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Westminster Presbyterian Retirement Center in Lake Ridge.
She was born in Erie, Pa., on Jan. 17, 1910. She graduated from Indiana State Teachers' College in Indiana, Pa., with a degree in business education and worked as a business education teacher. She was a member of Arlington Presbyterian Church from 1940 until her death, a members of several women's clubs, and she enjoyed bridge and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Gilbert Shope; her parents, Annie Persing Witter and Harry George Witter; and two brothers, Alfred and Bob Witter.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Shope Armbruster of Santa Fe, N.M.; two sons, John Alan Shope of Botsford, Conn., and Andrew George Shope of Purcellville; one brother, Harry Witter of Bellefonte, Pa.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held June 3 at Westminster at Lake Ridge Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster Benevolence Fund, c/o Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192.
Arrangements are by Mountcastle Funeral Home, Dale City.
Ruth S. Turner
Dr. Ruth S. Turner, 75, of Alexandria, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg.
She was a member of Star of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Triangle. She was retired from U.S. MCDC, Quantico.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Turner; one daughter, Deborah L. Turner; one son, Jonathan Paul Turner; and her parents, William and Ruth Spriggs.
Survivors include one son, David Alan Turner of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Dr. Thurman E. Spriggs of Virginia Beach and L. D. Spriggs of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Edith L. Robertson of Flint, Mich.; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 11 a.m. Monday at Star of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 19068 Bethlehem Church Road, Triangle where services will be held at noon with the Rev. Dr. Frederick S. Jones officiating. Interment will be held at Stafford Memorial Park, Stafford.
Arrangements are by Ames Funeral Home, Manassas.
James Marty Smith, 33, of Dale City died Saturday, Aug. 10, at Potomac Hospital.
Marty was an avid bowler, NASCAR fan and all-around sports enthusiast. He was a graduate of the Gar-Field High School class of 1987. He also enjoyed his dogs Calie and Hershey, along with his cat Tigger.
He is survived by his parents, James and Linda Smith of Dale City; maternal grandmother Betty Peirce of Red Cloud, NE; sister Kimberly Lingafelt of Manassas; and half-sisters, Juanita Smith of Lorain, Ohio, Rebecca Polin of Grafton, Ohio, Delores Santiago of Loraine and Marilyn Wilson of Medina, Ohio.
Friends may call at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge from 6 bto 9 p.m. Tuesday. The service will be in the Miller chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in Dumfries Cemetery.
Sarah Temperance Giordano, 36, of Haymarket died Thursday, June 6, 2002 at her home.
She attended Stonewall Jackson High School where she was a cheerleader. She won Ms. East Coast and Ms. Southern Bell in two different beauty pageants. She was a recorder for the Bull Run Republican Women's Club during Oliver North's campaign. She liked to read, write, dance and draw.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony Carmine Giordano of Haymarket; a son, Anthony Dominic Giordano of Haymarket; her father, Ralph Pfeifer of Pennsylvania; her mother, Debbie Bush of Michigan; two brothers, Aaron Pfeifer and Ted Pfeifer, both of Michigan; two sisters, Robin Pepper of Michigan and Heidi Pfeifer of Pennsylvania; and an aunt and uncle, Marge and James Thomas, who raised her in her adult years.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Lee Funeral Home, 8521 Sudley Road, Manassas. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Road, Manassas, with the Rev. Joseph Kenna officiating. Interment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Anthony Dominic Giordano Trust Fund, c/o First Union Bank, 8118 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20109.
Jean Carroll Kelley, 78, of Triangle died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
A lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, she was a member of the American Legion Post No. 162 in Lorton. She was a foster parent to more than 200 children. She enjoyed gardening and crafts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene B. Kelley; and a son, Eugene Burton "Pete" Kelley Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Elsey of Woodbridge; one son, James L. Kelley of Triangle; two sisters, Virginia Patton of Alexandria and Elizabeth Reynolds of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one brother, John R. "Sonny" Trigger; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, where services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow at Pohick Church Cemetery in Lorton.
Glanvel "Pinkie" Pomeroy
Glanvel "Pinkie" Pomeroy of Lake Ridge died Friday, June 7, 2002 at her home.
She was employed for 34 years as a budget analyst for the federal government. She devoted many years to the International Order for Jobs Daughters and was a member of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her former husband, Don Pomeroy of Sarasota, Fla.; one daughter, Jennifer Pomeroy White and her husband, Jared; her parents, Betsy and Chuck Horton; one brother, Larry Horton; four sisters, Shirley Skirkanich, Sharon Baum, Helen Matthews and Lynne Horton; and one grandson, Jacob Spencer White.
A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Monday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 13900 Church Road, Woodbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital.
Nathaniel Tibbs Sr.
The Rev. Nathaniel V. Tibbs Sr., 65, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 in San Diego.
He was a member of New Creation Church in San Diego.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Tibbs of San Diego; his former wife, Bettie A. Tibbs of Sterling; three sons, Nathaniel V. Tibbs of Jr. and Antionne D. Tibbs, both of Culpeper, and Hilton S. Tibbs of Sterling ; one daughter, Blanche R. Tibbs of Sterling; one brother, Lloyd Payne of Beltsville, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Payne of Beltsville and Eva Payne of Warrenton; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Ames Funeral Home, 8914 Quarry Road, Manassas, and at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Amissville Bethel Baptist Church, 705 Viewtown Road, Amissville. Services will follow at noon at the church, with Elder James Johnson officiating. Interment will be held at the church cemetery.
Mary Margaret Sword, 62, of Manassas, died Sunday, June 2, 2002 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Hugh Delaney Underwood Sr.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Sword of Manassas; her mother, Mary Underwood of Alexandria; five children, Darlene Lairmer and husband, Michael, of Abingdon, Dale Sword and wife, Melanie, Tammy Sword, Gerry Sword and Mike Sword, all of Manassas; two sisters, Linda Clemens of Pennsylvania and Dolores Underwood of North Carolina; two brothers, Hugh Underwood Jr. of Alexandria and David Underwood of Georgia; grandchildren, Jessica Lairmer, Ricky Lairmer, Douglas Sword, Kayla Sword, Justin Michie, Jeremy Barnett and Dennis Sword.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 8521 Sudley Road, Manassas, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.
Rose S. R. Beard
Rose Silling Ratcliffe Beard, 89, of Manassas, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Annaburg Manor.
She was born in Manassas, the daughter of the late Lillian Silling Ratcliffe and George Raymond Ratcliffe. She attended Temple School in Manassas, graduated from Penn Hall in Chambersburg, Pa., and attended Harrisonburg Teacher's College.
She was a longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She later joined Pohick Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the Ann Mason Guild and the Martha Guild of Pohick. For many years, she was in charge of making jams and jellies sold by the women of the church. She was also chairwoman with her husband of the Country Store at the annual Pohick Church Fair.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Woods Beard; and one brother, R. Jackson Ratcliffe.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Delia Stokely of Manassas; two sons, John Andrew Beard of Lorton and Joseph Matthews Beard of Alexandria; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pohick Episcopal Church on U.S. 1 in Lorton, the Rev. Stuart Schadt and the Rev. Vinnie Carney officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ann Mason Guild of Pohick Episcopal Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079.
Tildon G. Brown Sr.
Tildon "T-Bone" Gerald Brown Sr., 77, of Manassas Park, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at his residence.
Brown was a resident of Manassas Park since 1956. During the 1940s, he volunteered with Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Department. He was a paid firefighter with Quantico Marine Corps Base. He joined the Manassas Park police Department in 1956, serving for three years. He was a correctional officer with Lorton Reformatory for eight years. He was a deputy sheriff and fire dispatcher for Prince William County. He was chief of the Manassas Park Volunteer Fire Department and was one of the first charter members. He became a paid captain in 1979 and served through 1984. He became a security officer at Prince William Hospital.
He was preceded in death in 1979 by his wife of 35 years, Eva May Brown.
Survivors include two daughters, Dama Williams of Alexandria and Kathy Brown of Manassas Park; two sons, Tildon "Gerald" Brown Jr. of Manassas Park and Brian Brown of Manassas; one sister, Shelley Marotti of Winterhaven, Fla.; four brothers, Joe Brown, of Marietta, Ga., Bootsie Brown of Arizona, and Harvey and Sonny Brown, both of Alexandria; eight grandchildren and 71/2 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow at Mt. Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers or contributions to the Tildon G. Brown Trust Fund, c/o First Virginia Bank, 8650 Centreville Road, Manassas, VA 20109.
Lesbia I. Sellers
Lesbia Ines Sellers, a longtime resident of Woodbridge, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001.
Born in the Republic of Panama, she was a founding member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harold Sellers; two daughters, Georgia Garton of Delaware and Liz Magyar of Woodbridge; three sons, James Sellers of Arizona, Eric Sellers of Triangle and Jerry Sellers of North Carolina; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 13752 Mary's Way, Woodbridge. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation of Virginia, 3805 Cutshaw Ave., Richmond, VA 23229.
Joyce Zuccatti, 73, of Manassas, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Joseph "Joe" V. Zuccatti Sr.; one son, Joseph "Joe" V. Zuccatti Jr.; one brother, Troy Sensibaugh of Falls Church; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, where a prayer service will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Paul Grankauskas officiating. Interment will follow at National Memorial Park in Falls Church.
Ernest Lee Thomas Sr.
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Earnest Lee Thomas Sr., 57, of Woodbridge, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Hospice of Northern Virginia in Arlington.
He had been a resident of Prince William County for more than 22 years. He retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of active duty, including serving in the Vietnam conflict. He was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Vernell Marie Thomas of Woodbridge; one daughter, Michelle Marie Thomas of Woodbridge; one son, Earnest Lee Thomas Jr. of Dale City; two sisters, Elizabeth A. Miles of Lexington, Ky., and Linda J. Graves of Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Cecil W. Goodloe of Landover, Md.; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Marine Memorial Chapel at the Quantico Marine Corps base. Burial will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.
Karen P. Tegeler
Karen Paulette Tegeler, 33, of Manassas died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at her home.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Tegeler; her father, Robert Gene Smith; her mother and stepfather, Judy and Gregory Shaw; one sister, Rebecca Shaw; nine brothers, John Smith, Steven Smith, Robert Cooper, Thomas Smith, Carry Owen, Richard Smith, Robert Smith, Kevin Smith, and James Shaw.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Lee Funeral Home, 8521 Sudley Road, Manassas, where services will be held at noon Monday, the Rev. David Moshier officiating. Burial will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas.
Gladys W. Davis
Gladys W. Davis, 90, of Manassas, formerly of Pulaski, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at the Prince William Hospital, Manassas.
Born in Tennessee to the late William Andrew and Lettie Ann Hoover Whitlock, she was a member of the First Methodist Church, Pulaski.
Preceded in death by her husband, E. Coleman Davis, she is survived by her son, Paul W. Davis of Manassas; two grandchildren, Paul Bradley Davis of Annandale and Julie Mullins of Manassas; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bennett-May Funeral Home, 216 W. College, Pulaski, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday.
Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski.
Local arrangements are by Price Funeral Home.