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Obituaries, week of July 3: Dickens, Fogg, Sheridan, Fallin

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Jason Scott Dickens

Jason Scott Dickens, 37, formerly of Alexandria, died in Winter Park, Fla., on Monday, June 3, 2013.

He was born April 12, 1976, in Manassas to Joe and Millie Dickens. Jason was a kind and gentle person whose life was filled with many good friends, family, good times and the unconditional love of his parents. Jason loved all sports, especially basketball and football.

He was a graduate of Paul VI High School, Fairfax. He graduated from Ferrum College in 1998 with a bachelor’s in environmental science. Jason’s professional career was with Qwest Communications in Arlington and Cogent Communications in Washington, D.C.

Surviving are his parents, Joe and Millie Dickens of Lancaster; wife, Tara Dickens, of Alexandria; an uncle, aunts, cousins and a host of friends.

Jason is preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Daisy Dickens, and Douglas and Olive Dodson.

A memorial service will be held at noon July 20 at Bethel United Methodist Church, Lancaster with pastor Larry Adams officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the social hall at Bethel.

Interment will be Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Forest Hills Cemetery in Nashville, N.C., with pastor Jim Tollison officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


Frances Garnett Fogg

Frances Garnett Fogg, 91, of St. Stephens Church passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Moore “Moe” Fogg.  Frances was a member of the WMU and a lifelong member of Upper King & Queen Baptist Church.  She is survived by her two daughters, Anne F. Schools and her husband, Richard Schools, Jr., Mary F. Langford and her husband Ernest Langford; one sister, Mildred Seal; one brother, Clarence Garnett all of St. Stephens Church; three grandsons, Kevin Schools of St. Stephens Church, Russ Langford of Tappahannock and Jeff Langford of Mechanicsville; six great-grandchildren, Jordan Schools, Madison, Will, Aidan, Seth and Elizabeth Langford and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Upper King & Queen Baptist Church with the Reverend Wade Wilkins officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers were Billy Turpin, Russ Langford, Kevin Schools, Jeff Langford, Hodges Nelson, Johnny Smith, Charles Gray and Eugene Longest.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Upper King & Queen Baptist Church, P O Box 40, Newtown, VA 23126 or Upper King & Queen Volunteer Fire Department, P O Box 5, Newtown, VA 23126.


Thomas Russell Sheridan

Thomas Russell Sheridan, 72, of Boring, Oregon, and Lewisetta, Virginia, passed away from complications of lymphoma on June 20, 2013, surrounded by loving family at home in Boring, Oregon.

Tom was born in Parkersburg, WV to Jean Obra Davis Sheridan and Joseph Philip Sheridan. He graduated from Charleston’s Central Catholic High School and went on to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. He continued his education with Naval Post Graduate School and Nuclear Power Training. He served three tours in Vietnam and was Captain of a Swift Boat. He advanced through the Navy and was an officer on the USS Henderson, USS Charles F Adams, USS Nimitz, then as Commanding Officer of the destroyer USS Claude V Ricketts and of the cruiser USS Virginia. His distinguished military career included NATO fleet and the following awards: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Battle E Ribbon, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Silver Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign with Device, and the Legion of Merit. Retiring as a Captain in 1991, he continued to serve his country in the Department of Energy and the Batelle Memorial Institute.

Tom loved the water all his life and could often be seen on a boat or with a fishing pole in his hand. Even as he battled cancer he enjoyed watching the boats on the Willamette from the hospital. He loved music and was a life-long student, a curious and constant reader who kept his family and friends in stitches with jokes and puns. Tom’s natural charisma and leadership combined with his open heart meant that he became friends with everyone who crossed his path.

Tom is survived by his wife Virginia Kane Sheridan; his daughter Shelley Anne Sheridan; his mother Jean Obra Davis Sheridan; his four siblings Joann Hoyer, Philip Sheridan, Mary Ellen McLaughlin, and Elizabeth Gantnier; and first wife Jacqueline June Horsman. He is also survived by six step-children and eleven grand-children.

Tom was preceded in death by his second wife, Mary Jane Coats Sheridan, and by his father, Joseph Phillip Sheridan.

The family will receive friends at Tom and Ginny’s cottage in Lewisetta on Saturday August 3, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. Please join us at 255 Lake Francis Lane if you are in the area and would like to honor his memory with us. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Edward Morris Fallin

Edward Morris Fallin, 83, of Heathsville died on June 29, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of   56 years, Alice Hughes Fallin; his three sons, Glenn Fallin of Heathsville, Steve  Fallin and his wife Sarah of Fredericksburg and Troy Fallin and his wife Marie of Scottsville; a brother, Douglas Fallin of Fairport and four step-grandsons.

Mr. Fallin was a devoted Christian and a good father who worked with DominionVirginia Power for 36 years.

Graveside services were held 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Fairfields Baptist Church Cemetery, Burgess. The family received friends at Currie Funeral Home in Kilmarnock from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. the day of the service.