Obituaries, week of Oct. 17: Mamie White Hennage, William Carrington McKenney Sr., Columbia Hortense Bo Reamy, Susie Webb Scates, Donald Ray Warner Sr.
Mamie White Hennage
Mamie White Hennage, 98, of Montross, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Hennage, daughter, Catherine (Kitty) Hennage, and a foster son, Richard Branich.
She was a life member of Grant United Methodist Church, and a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Montross Unit 252 for 46 years where she served as President, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms and membership chairman. When Unit 252 folded, she became a member of VA Unit 0055 in Fredericksburg and recently received her 60 year membership pin.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel. Pastor V. Wade Wilkins and Rev. John Ward officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, Va. 22560.
Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com
William Carrington McKenney Sr.
William Carrington McKenney Sr., 67, of Farnham, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012. He was a truck driver, and a member of Oakland United Methodist Church, Farnham, Virginia.
He is survived by his wife, Laura A. McKenney. He is also survived by his sons, William C. McKenney, Jr., Tom Akers, Michael Akers, Lee Dodson; his daughters, Pam Greber, Liz Akers, and Sue Ball; his father, Walter W. McKenney; one sister, Martha L. Whittaker, and her husband, Douglas “M.C.”, of Richmond; one brother, Robert W. McKenney, and his wife, Sandra, of Farnham, and several grandchildren.
The family received friends at Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Heathsville. A funeral service was held at Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Heathsville, on October 11, 2012. Burial will be private at a later date.
Online remembrances may be made at jonesashfuneralhome.com
Columbia Hortense Bo Reamy
Columbia Hortense “Bo” Reamy, 80, a long time resident of Colonial Beach, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Her final days were spent in her home surrounded by family and friends. Bo was born on March 8, 1932 in Dogue, one of seven children born to the late Rixey and Susie Rowley.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and greeted everyone with her trademark smile. You could always count on Bo for a good story or joke. She had a special way with words, fondly referred to by her family as Bo-isms. The love she shared with her family and friends was ever present. Bo enjoyed yard saling, eating at Ola’s and a ride around the point.
Bo is survived by two daughters, Gale Griffin and Jewel Hudson (Ben); two granddaughters Tammy Preston (Joe) and Tiffiny Pratt (Bryan) all of Montross; four great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Porter, Ethan and Brooklyn; one sister Pearl Arrington (Dave) Ormond Beach, FL, one brother Sonnie Rowley (Ruth) Severn, MD and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers William Buddy Rowley and John Junior Rowley and two sisters, Lillian Jones and Grace Farrell.
Her service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 18 at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach with the Rev. DeWayne Duncan officiating. Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park, King George. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Riverside Tappahannock Hospice 289 Hospital Rd. Tappahannock. VA 22560.
Susie Webb Scates
Susie Webb Scates, 93, of Lyells, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. She was the widow of Milton L. Scates. She was a longtime member of Beulah Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was a leader of the WMU. She delivered Meals on Wheels, collected for the American Heart Association, and was a member of the Warsaw Joy Club.
She is survived by her son, James M. Scates, daughter in law, Holly Anne Scates, both of Lyells; two granddaughters, Holly Scates Ransone (Skip) and Katherine Scates Newton (Coley); three great grandchildren, Brooke Ransone Bowles (Charles), Emily Stuart Ransone, and Lee Newton; two nieces, Frances W. Grigg (John) and Sondra W. White (Stuart); nephew, Curtis R. Watson (Melissa); and numerous great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Beulah Baptist Church at Lyells, with interment in the church cemetery. Pastor Danny Maupin and Pastor Don Zampogna officiated. Pallbearers were Curtis Watson, Bernard Grigg, Ryland Yeatman, Warren Yeatman, Robert Scates, Bobby Minor, Billy Bunch, Edward S. Ransone III (Skip) Thomas Suthard, Edward C. Newton V (Coley), Billy Grigsby, and Charles P. Bowles, IV. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Donald Ray Warner Sr.
Donald Ray Warner Sr., 74 of Woodstock, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at home after a 12-year battle with cancer.
Dr. Warner was a former member of the United Methodist Churches in Woodstock and Colonial Beach. Dr. Warner graduated from Ferrum Junior College with an Associate’s Degree, Lynchburg College with a Bachelor’s Degree, Emory University with a Master of Divinity Degree, the University of Georgia with a Master’s Degree and the University of Southern Mississippi with the Doctor of Education Degree. Dr. Warner was a teacher in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and served as principal in Prince William County (Woodbridge) and Frederick County (Gainesboro). He also served as administrative assistant to the late Frederick County Superintendent Dr. Melton Wright. Dr. Warner served for 17 years as the Division Superintendent of Colonial Beach Public Schools during which the new Colonial Beach High School was built through the use of community fundraising and a Virginia Literary Loan. He served a total of 38 years in public education.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren, 20910 Senedo Road, Edinburg, Va. 22824.