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Obituaries, week of July 2: Flores, Taylor, Marchant

Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 5:40 pm



Juan Jose Flores, 47, of Newland, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Maria Flores; son, Ivan Flores; daughters, Melissa and Coral Flores; brothers, Gerardo, Armando, Alvaro, Hilberto, Jorge, and Miguel Flores; and sisters, Yolanda, Arcali, Guadalupe, Maria, and Yesenia Flores. Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014 at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Tappahannock. The family received friends from 6 -7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Welch Funeral Home-Montross Chapel. Interment will be at 12 noon on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Hague.




Jerry P. Taylor, Sr., 68, of Tappahannock, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was a sales/delivery person for Frito Lay.

Survivors are his wife, Charlotte S. Taylor; three sons, Jerry Taylor, Jr. (Janet), Mark Taylor (Britney), and David Taylor (Elizabeth), all of Tappahannock; three grandchildren, Brittany, Abbie, and David “D.J.”.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Welch Funeral, Marks Chapel with interment following in Cobham Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the Marks Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.




Joseph Howarth Marchant, 93, of Bushfield, Va., passed away peacefully June 25, 2014. He is survived by Joan Marchant, loving and devoted wife of 38 years, son Larry (Heather) Marchant of Glen Allen, Va., and daughter Linda Perry of Del Ray Beach, Fla., who thought the world of their dad, three granddaughters, Maio Baiocco, Limi Bauer and Camia Gavin, six great-grandchildren,  nieces Grace Ault and Diane Schorn, nephew Dennis Marchant, and a spunky beagle-terrier Nellie. Mrs. Marchant also extends her thanks to Lelia Poteet of Geriatric Support Services, and Jan Ohrmundt-Demyen for their wonderful support during Joe’s illness. He was predeceased by his sister, Ethyl Schepmoes, brothers, Emerson and Tom Marchant, and former wife of 30 years, Marie Andrews, with whom he remained friends.Joe was born in Petersburg, Va. April 19, 1921, the fourth child of Rulth and Grace Scarburough Marchant.  He grew up in Arlington and had a life-long love of boating. At 19, after the engine of a boat on which he was working blew up, a friend and fellow crew member, Phil Smith, pulled him out of the fire and into the Potomac River, saving his life. Hospitalized for months to recover from third degree burns, it’s no wonder he was a 35-year member and past-president of the Arlington Optimist Club.As a young man he was a firefighter for the Washington D.C. Fire Department before joining the Air Force during WWII. After the war he earned his private, then commercial pilot’s licenses, and later, when his flying license could not be renewed due to heart problems, he obtained his boat captain’s license. Besides flying and sailing, he loved a good game of golf, and was an avid reader.He retired in 1978 as a sales manager, and had received an award for top sales in the country for Cavalier, a North American Van Lines carrier.Joe was a faithful member of St. James Episcopal Church in Montross until his health began to fail. A visitation from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 28 was followed by a service at Welch’s Funeral Home in Montross with the Rev. Alan Hooker officiating. Interment occurred Monday, June 30 at National Memorial Park in Falls Church at 11 a.m.Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church of Montross or the American Heart Association.