Mary V. Updike, 72, of Washington, Va., died May 18, 1998, at Chester Gap.
Mrs. Updike was born in Charleston, W.Va., on July 16, 1925, the daughter of the late Alfred Miller Verner and Alice Washington Coates Verner. She retired as a bookkeeper from the Department of Agriculture. She also had worked for the American Viscose Corp. and the Old Virginia Packing Co. She was a member of Washington Baptist Church where she was a member of the Women's Mission Society and taught Sunday School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil R. Updike, a brother, Clarence Verner, and a sister, Phyllis Verner.
She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Verner Jenkins of Suffolk.
The Rev. Philip Bailey led a funeral service May 20 at Washington Baptist Church. Interment was in Washington Masonic Cemetery in Washington, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 209 Washington, Va. 22747.
Herbert Franklin Strickler, 90, of Midland died May 16, 1998, at Oak Springs Comprehensive Care Center in Warrenton.
Mr. Strickler was born in Fauquier County on Feb. 6, 1908, the son of the late Willis Patrick Strickler and Laura Southard Strickler. He was a farmer all his life and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church in Bealeton.
The Rev. Tracy Bair led a graveside service May 19 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Bealeton.
Former Detroit resident
Loretta Muriel McCarthy, 73, of Warrenton died May 14, 1998, at Warrenton Overlook Care Center.
Mrs. McCarthy was born in New York on July 15, 1924, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Murphy. She was a former Detroit resident and was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Joseph McCarthy.
She is survived by a daughter, Alice M. Mauroner of Warrenton; two sons, Richard J. McCarthy of Leesburg, and Christopher P. McCarthy of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; two sisters, Jane M. Duff of Waldwick, N.J., and Alice M. Ellis of Hackettstown, N.J.; and two grandchildren.
Father Michael Bazan led a Mass of Christian Burial May 16 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton. Interment was in Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 3805 Cutshaw Ave., Suite 200, Richmond, Va. 23236.
Harry Heflin Jr.
U.S. Army veteran
Harry L. Heflin Jr., 69, of The Plains died July 17, 1998, at Warrenton Overlook Care Center.
Mr. Heflin was born in Fauquier County on Sept. 14, 1928, the son of the late Harry L. Heflin Sr. and Teresa Walter Heflin. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later was stationed in Germany. He worked for Piedmont Lumber Co. as manager for seven years and then as a clerk for Northern Counties in Upperville. He worked as a clerk for the Warrenton Farmers Cooperative for 16 years until retirement.
He was a member of The Plains Volunteer Fire Company and helped to form The Plains Rescue Squad. He was a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and a charter member of the Father Verger Council Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Judy W. Heflin of The Plains; two daughters, Harriet Sutphin of Culpeper and Joyce W. Heflin of The Plains, and three granddaughters.
The Rev. John Riley led a funeral service July 20 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Little Georgetown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2, The Plains, Va. 20198.
Francis "Frank" H. Finnerty, 66, of Warrenton died of complications from cancer on July 19, 1998, at his home.
Mr. Finnerty was the former assistant deputy chief of staff of operations for the U.S. Army Intelligence Security Command.
He was born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey and Staten Island, N.Y. He began his 46 years of government service as an enlisted man in 1952 at Vint Hill Farms Station in Warrenton, with the Army Security Agency, retiring in 1976 as a chief warrant officer. He continued serving in the Intelligence Corps as a civilian and ended his career in the same post to which he was originally assigned, Vint Hill Farms Station, when the post officially closed last year. During his career he served 15 years in Germany, one tour in Korea, and two tours of duty in Vietnam.
Among his decorations were the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany).
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothy June Anderson Finnerty; five children: Casey-Lynn Finnerty of Warrenton, Kris Francis Finnerty of Winchester, Francis Anderson Finnerty of Warrenton, Matthew Benson Finnerty of Washington, D.C., and John Burke Finnerty of Warrenton; and three grandchildren.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 30, at the New Chapel of Fort Myer. Interment will follow in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 6400 Arlington, Blvd., Suite 1000, Falls Church, Va. 22042.
Lawrence Andrew Woolfrey, 63, of Culpeper died at his home.
Mr. Woolfrey was born in Fauquier County on May 20, 1935, the son of the late Douglas Andrew and Anna Virginia Mills Woolfrey. He was a lifelong farmer. He was instrumental in forming Culpeper's Christian radio station.
He is survived by a sister, Sandra Woolfrey Feltner of Culpeper. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Woolfrey Olinger.
Family and friends will meet at Found and Sons Chapel in Culpeper at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23. The Rev. R. Mark Jarvis and the Rev. John S. Fairer will lead a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Memory Gardens.
James Earl Powell, 87, of Gainesville died July 19, 1998, at Oak Springs Comprehensive Care Facility in Warrenton.
Mr. Powell was born in Prince William County on Nov. 10, 1910, a son of the late George C. and Bertie Ann Teele Powell. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Powell.
He is survived by a stepson, Noah Stillet of Berryville; a brother, Charles C. Powell of Haymarket; four sisters: Lula Powell of Arlington, Alma A. Bridge of Gainesville, Mary V. Cooper of Leesburg, and Jesse Dawson of Warrenton.
The Rev. Lee Carpenter led a funeral service July 22 at Royston Funeral Home in Marshall. Interment was in Fairfax Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 715, Culpeper, Va. 22701.
Edward Lee "R.B." Frazier, 62, of Warrenton died July 10, 1998 at Fauquier Hospital.
Mr. Frazier was born in Fauquier County, a son of the late William James Frazier and Lessie Mae Frazier. He took first place for fiddle playing in 1980 and 1981 at the National Country Music Championship Contest which used to be held annually at Lake Whippoorwill in Warrenton. A frequent competitor at the Old Time Fiddler's Convention in Galax, he twice won second place there. He played with the original Virginia Travelers, and the Page County Ramblers and, most recently, the Good Ole Boys.
Mr. Frazier worked as a parts clerk for NAPA Auto Parts in Warrenton.
He is survived by his wife, Goldie V. Frazier; two sisters, Dorothy Payne of Amissville, and Jane Gregg of Marshall; and a brother, Jack Frazier of Amissville.
The Rev. John S. Farrar led a funeral service July 12 at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Interment was in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Jeffersonton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7203 Poplar St., Annandale, Va. 22003.
Charles Moore Sr.
Former Pepsi employee
Charles Washington Moore Sr., 83, of Warrenton died July 8, 1998, at Warrenton Overlook Care Center.
Mr. Moore was born in The Plains on Nov. 2, 1914, a son of the late Bradford Washington Moore and Clara Inez Moore. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He worked as a special events representative for Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., retiring in 1980 after 36 years. With his wife, he operated a produce market near his home in New Baltimore for many years.
He was a member of the Broad Run Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and trustee.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Anna Moore. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou Crook of Montgomery, Ala., and Clara Williams of Warrenton; a son, Charles W. Moore Jr. of Warrenton; two brothers, Robert Andrew Moore of Manassas, and Foster R. Moore of Warrenton; two sisters, Lucy P. Fletcher of Fairfax and Alice Marie Pullen of Chantilly; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. I. Everett Hughes Jr. led a funeral service July 11 at Broad Run Baptist Church in New Baltimore. Entombment was in Stonewall Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Broad Run Baptist Church Van Fund, 5143 Broad Run Church Road, Gainesville, Va. 22065; or the American Diabetes Association, 1290 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, Va. 22901.