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Foster Billheimer

Jun 24, 1936 - Nov 22, 2023

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Locust Grove, VA

Foster E. BillheimerJune 24, 1936 - November 20, 2023Foster E. Billheimer, 87, of Locust Grove, VA went to be with the Lord on November 20, 2023. He was an educator, both professionally and personally, a good story-teller, and was devoted to his wife and his family. Foster was born on June 24, 1936 in Drums, PA and grew up on his family farm. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and then married Ruth, the love of his life, in 1959. He went on to serve as a Captain in t...Read More

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Tamra Shay Stephenson

Apr 15, 1966 - Feb 16, 2024

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Locust Grove, VA

Tamra Shay Stephenson passed away on February 16, 2024 at her home in Locust Grove, Virginia at the age of 57 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on April 15, 1966 in Bluefield, WV to Elaine Crews Harper and Richard Randolph Caldwell.Tamra was truly one of the sweetest and kindest women you could possibly imagine. Everywhere she lived and worked, she was loved by everyone who knew her. She was a proud mother to Brianna Carr, Bethany Banks, Zachary Wine, and step-daughter Kayla Gault. Tamra was also a devoted grandmother known as "Peeka" to six granddaughters: Chloe, Riley, Everly, Aubrey, Mila and Lyra. She never got to meet her grandson who is due in May, but she is surely holding her angel grandbabies, Gracie and Rowan, right now.Tamra grew up in Sebring, FL and graduated from Sebring High School in 1984. She still has countless friends from those days and remained actively in contact through social media. In 1988, she moved to Salem, VA with her husband Keith Wine where they raised their family. She went to nursing school to got her LPN and then worked for many years as a Clinical Manager at Valley Oral Surgery in Roanoke. She was not only an excellent worker and valued employee, but she developed many close friendships that continued for the rest of her life.In 2011, Tamra was diagnosed with lobular breast cancer and underwent treatments to overcome the disease. This resulted in a dramatic change in her hairstyle, but she remained just as beautiful as ever and continued to make the most of every day that she had been blessed with. In 2014, she married her current husband John Stephenson and moved to Austin, Texas, where she began working for Texan Allergy/Aspire. She spent 9 wonderful years working with people she loved and who loved her. She was a highly respected employee and coworker, and when she moved to Seattle in 2018, they made her the first remote employee from her department. In 2020, her cancer unexpectedly returned after 9 years and she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. This resulted in the decision to move back to Virginia so she could be near family. In 2022, she and John bought their forever home in Locust Grove, VA and proceeded to make wonderful new friends in the neighborhood and spend more time with family.Tamra had a lifelong love of travel and was able to fulfill her wishes with trips to St. Thomas/St. John, Curaçao, Jamaica, Scotland, England, Italy, Victoria/Vancouver, Belize, The Bahamas … and finally her dream trip to the Greek Isles in 2023. She also had a great fondness for wine and loved to visit wineries wherever she went.A memorial service to honor and celebrate Tamra's life will be held at 1PM on Saturday, March 2nd, at the Lake of the Woods Church in Locust Grove, VA.Tamra is survived by her loving husband John, and her children, Brianna, Bethany & Zach and step-daughter, Kayla. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, aunt, uncle, cousins and countless friends from around the world who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her mother Elaine in December of 2023.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Good Samaritan Hospice and Breast Cancer Research in memory of Tamra.Johnson Funeral Home in Locust Grove, VA, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Laura Eve Brown

Mar 04, 1946 - Feb 15, 2024

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Locust Grove, VA

Laura Eve Brown (77) of Locust Grove, Virginia passed away peacefully at her home on February 15, 2024 following her long battle with Alzheimer's disease.Laura was born in Miami, Florida in 1946. She graduated from Ballou High School in 1963. Professionally, she was a former manager at DOC Federal Credit Union where she retired. After retirement, she served as an administrator for Willard Brown Inc. trucking. She was a member of Wilderness Baptist Church. Laura was a very caring and giving person who adored animals (both wild and domestic). She had a love for fashion as well as music. Among her favorite musical artists were ZZ Top and Kid Rock.Laura is survived by her husband Willard Brown, daughter Ann Marie Smith (Jeff), son David James McBroom, daughter April Renee Burke, step daughter Tina Moyers, step daughter Janet Dean (Ross), step daughter Joanna Blount (Randy), brother Buzz Twilley, along with many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was especially fond of her cousin Penny Lawson and Penny's daughter Barbie Bischoff who both played a large part in helping to care for her in her final years. Laura was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Dorothy Twilley.A memorial service will be held at Wilderness Baptist Church, Spotsylvania on Sunday March 10, 2024 at 3:00 pm.  The family requests that any flowers that are sent for Laura's service are delivered directly to the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Laura's memory to the  Alzheimer’s Association.

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John Russell Hughes Jr.

Sep 05, 1937 - Feb 12, 2024

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Locust Grove, VA

John Russell Hughes Jr.September 5th, 1937 – February 12th, 2024John Russell Hughes Jr., of Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, VA passed away peacefully at home on February 12, 2024, after a long battle with prostate cancer.John, or Rusty as he was known as a boy, was born on September 5th, 1937, at Charleston General Hospital, in Charleston, WV to John R. “Pete” and Virginia “Ginny” Hughes. Skipper as his mama called him, and his parents lived on Bigley Ave. in Charleston. There he met his two best friends, Robert “Bob” McCoy and Richard Haas. Skipper attended Stonewall Jackson High School and played the trumpet and baritone horn in the marching band.After high school, John joined the US Air Force Reserve and attended West Virginia State University. Upon graduation, he lived for a time in Florida, where he met and married his first wife Lucile “Cile” Van Duyne on February 25th, 1961. In March of 1969, they welcomed the “apple of John’s eye”, their daughter Susan “Susie” Virginia to their family. March 30, 1976, John and Cile were divorced, although they remained close friends until Cile’s passing in June 2002.John met the love of his life, Betty Barbara Hurley Hughes, while square dancing. They were married on November 4th, 1978. The Hughes family now included John Hurley and Patrick Hurley. Over the years, the Hurley-Hughes family grew and now includes Susie’s husband, Bill Denham, and their children Erica and Billy; John’s wife Connie Bowling, daughter Brittany Gragan (son-in-law Mike Bahen), great-grandchildren, Ryder, Breanna, and Beau Bahen; Patrick’s wife, Tami Hurley, and their children, Kevin and Brian.John loved his family dearly, as evidenced by the meticulously maintained family photo albums as well as the many heirloom antiques, he has maintained or lovingly restored. Skipper was a WVU Mountaineer through and through. If there was a sport of any kind in which WVU was competing, Skipper was either attending, watching, or listening to it on any form of media available.John spent the majority of his 40-year career working as a civil engineer and draftsman for the Dewberry and Davis engineering firm. He worked on numerous projects throughout his career, including the infamous Springfield mixing bowl.In John’s retirement years, he was content assisting his beloved Betty in her numerous animal focused volunteer work. They spent many countless hours and miles running up and down the road rescuing abandoned and abused animals. Betty’s deep love of animals rubbed off on John. In his final months, some of the moments of biggest joy was when his kids would bring their many dogs by to visit with him.A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday February 23, 2024, at The Lake of the Woods Church, One Church Lane, Locust Grove, VA 22508. Burial will follow on Saturday February 24th, 2024, at Mount Comfort Cemetery, 6600 S Kings Hwy., Alexandria, VA.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont or the Orange County Animal Shelter, 11362 Porter Rd., Orange, VA 22960; website, orangecountyva.gov//158/animal-shelter; 540-672-1124

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Robert J. Harrington

Feb 01, 1947 - Feb 05, 2024

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Locust Grove, VA

Robert J. Harrington, 77, passed away peacefully Monday, February 5th, at his home in Locust Grove, VA. Robert was a deeply loved husband, father, brother, and friend. He was born on February 1st, 1947 in Alexandria, VA to Samuel and Katherine Harrington, and became a brother to Samuel (Odette) Harrington Jr. and Stephen (Linda) Harrington. After honorably serving in the US Air Force during the Vietnam war, Robert met the love of his life, Linda Carr, later marrying her in May of 1984. Together the family of Robert and Linda Harrington grew to include Scott Harrington, Diana (Joe) Facenda, Paula (Joey) Arnold, and Wade (Aida) Harrington. Robert would later become the proud grandfather of 10 wonderful grandchildren. Robert was known as a knowledgeable and capable Logistics Manager for the Department of Defense throughout his career, and when he was home he was known as the Washington Redskins’ biggest fan and the home’s greatest cook. Robert Harrington was preceded in death by his beloved parents, as well as his brother, Samuel Lawrence Harrington, Jr. A visitation for Robert will be held at Laurel Hill Funeral Home on Monday, February 12th, at 10AM. A funeral service will be held thereafter at 11AM, followed immediately by a graveside service at Laurel Hill Memorial Park.

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Brandy Price Maddy

Nov 03, 1981 - Jan 29, 2024

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Locust Grove, VA

Brandy Price MaddyNovember 3, 1981 - January 29, 2024Brandy Price Maddy, 42 beloved daughter of Debra Price Floyd and stepfather Kenny Floyd passed away Monday, January 29, 2024 at Bon Secours Memorial Hospital. Brandy was surrounded by her loving family as she gained her angel wings. Brandy was born November 3, 1981, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.Brandy was preceded in death by her father Charles Price, Jr and her husband Theron Maddy. She is survived by her mother Debra Floyd and stepfather Kenny Floyd, sister Candice Price and brother Charles Price, III, nieces Karlee, Breelyn, and Harper, nephews Noah and Nathan. Brandy is also survived by her children Theron Jr., Kyle, and Eymber. She is survived by her father-in-law Tim Maddy and mother-in-law Lucy Maddy. Brandy leaves behind many friends who loved her very much.Brandy graduated from Courtland High School and worked in the medical and food service field for many years.Funeral arrangements are being handled by Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove, Virginia. A Celebration of Life will be held April 20, 2024 for family and friends.Brandy will always be remembered for her kind nature. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. May her soul rest in peace.Romans 6:23

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Michael R. Wyatt

Feb 11, 1950 - Jan 30, 2024

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Locust Grove, VA

Michael (Mike) R. Wyatt, 73, of Locust Grove, VA, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on February 11, 1950, in Charlottesville, VA, to the late Iley Oscar Wyatt and Helen Brown Wyatt.Mike graduated from Orange County School in 1968 and served almost four years in the Army. He was in sales and worked the majority of his life selling roof and floor trusses for residential properties. Later in life he fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning his own business by opening RMW Enterprises. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and Pops. He enjoyed watching his children and later his grandchildren play sports and would travel all over to watch them play. When his children were young he coached them in multiple sports. Mike was active in his church; he was Superintendent of Sunday School for many years and served as a third generation Deacon at Rhoadesville Baptist Church.He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Rose, children Dwayne Wyatt and his wife Jessica, Tanya Livesay and her husband Bryan; and four grandchildren Ethan, Jayson and Bryce Wyatt and Ryleigh Livesay as well as other extended family.Mike was preceded in death by his father Iley Oscar Wyatt, mother Helen Brown Wyatt, and brother Joseph Oscar Wyatt.A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024, at Rhoadesville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Nancy Stanton McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Rhoadesville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family Sunday, February 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Rhoadesville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Mike to Rhoadesville Baptist Church Capital Improvement Fund, 26042 Lafayette Dr., Rhoadesville, Va 22542.

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Judith (Judy) Bolen Stover

Nov 27, 1941 - Jan 28, 2024

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Locust Grove, VA

In loving memory of Judith (Judy) Bolen Stover, we announce with heavy hearts the passing of a cherished soul who graced our lives with immeasurable love and warmth. Judy Stover passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024, holding the hand of her one true love, Gerald (Jerry) Stover. A devoted wife, nurturing mother, adoring grandmother, and loving great-grandmother, Judy touched the hearts of all fortunate enough to know her. Her journey through life was marked by a profound love for her husband Jerry, the beautiful family they created together, and an unwavering kindness that left a mark on the world around her. As we reflect on her legacy, we celebrate her profound impact on those she loved and find peace knowing she will forever resonate in our hearts.Judy was born to Arthur Michael (Mike) and Doris Kathryn Bolen on November 27, 1941, in Lawton, West Virginia, at the home of her grandparents, George and Kathryn Lawton. She was the proud older sister to Kathryn (Kitty), Michael, and Thomas (Tom) Bolen, whom she loved deeply. The Bolen family grew up in Mount Hope, West Virginia and Judy graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1959. She had many accomplishments while attending Mount Hope High School, including her role as a majorette and being Ms. Mustang, but her greatest accomplishment was meeting Jerry.Judy and Jerry were married on August 27, 1960, at Mount Hope Baptist Church. They had two children, William (Randy) and Lori, and raised their family in Oak Hill, West Virginia. She proudly worked as a secretary at Mount Hope Insurance Company and Long-Airdox, was a beloved secretary at Collins High School, and later worked as a receptionist for the Fayette County Board of Education. She was a vibrant participant in community life and an engaged member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church.Jerry and Judy retired in Locust Grove, Virginia. Her greatest joy throughout retirement was spending time with her grandchildren Grace, Ben, Jeri, and Jessica. Judy had a unique ability to make each feel loved and cared for, being a part of each grandchild’s milestone events and never missing an opportunity to give a warm phone call to catch up on their lives. In her later years, she found joy in becoming a great-grandmother.Judy loved sitting on her patio and greeting her neighbors, as Judy never knew a stranger. You could often find her on the golf course with Jerry and her daughter Lori. Judy loved traveling with Jerry, Kitty, and Jimmy. She will be forever remembered for the incredible holidays hosted for her family where she found a way to make each person feel loved and recognized.Judy was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Michael and Tom. Judy is survived by her husband Jerry, sister Kitty Skeens, brother-in-law Jimmy Skeens, sister-in-law Judy Bolen, children Randy Stover (Janet) and Lori Povirk (Frank), grandchildren Grace Biller (Kevin), Ben Stover, Jeri Povirk, and Jessica Povirk, and great-grandchildren Kruz, Kash, and Maleah.As we say goodbye to this remarkable woman, we find peace reflecting on the extraordinary love, laughter, and guidance she leaves behind. Her legacy will forever illuminate a path for those fortunate enough to be touched by her life. According to her wishes, Judy was cremated. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In place of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Edgar Walker Sims, Jr

Oct 18, 1933 - Jan 19, 2024

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Locust Grove, VA

Edgar Walker “Sonny” Sims, Jr, 90, of Locust Grove, Virginia passed away peacefully on January 19, 2024 at the University of Mary Washington Hospital. Sonny was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar W. Sims, on October 18th, 1933 at the family home in Rapidan. He attended and played football for Virginia Tech and was a United States Army veteran. Sonny farmed in the same community his whole life, managing the family farm near Rapidan, where he raised his three children, cattle, pigs and corn. He and Jeannette also worked at the Fredericksburg Livestock Market for many years. After retirement, they moved to the Locust Grove area of Orange County. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Sims Pearson and husband, Jeff, of Culpeper, son, Joseph S. Desper, Jr. and wife, Amanda of Zebulon, NC, and daughter, Tammy Lynn Desper of Charlottesville, VA. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, his sister, Mrs. Robert Loving, of Goldsboro, NC and his kitty, Miss Puddin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Jeannette Kirby Sims, first wife, Patricia Jones Irwin, his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Sims, his son, Edgar Walker Sims, III, and his son in law, Jeff DeShields. Sonny was always a Nascar fan and loved the opportunity to go to the race with Jeannette wearing his hat and sunglasses. In earlier years, Sonny and Jeannette enjoyed hitting the road. They enjoyed a couple of trips to Branson but a highlight was travelling to North Carolina to visit “Sis” Betty and to see their grandchildren participate in some of their many activities. Sonny loved time with his family and friends, but especially enjoyed family get togethers at Cindy and Jeff’s home and recent trips to the Fincher’s bay home in Ophelia with Cindy and Jeff. Sonny was a larger-than-life man with a huge heart and great love for his family and friends. He took great pride in being PaPa to his grandchildren and great grandchildren that he loved so dearly. His kitty was a source of joy for him and she loved him to the point of not ever letting anyone else see her. He loved being outdoors, driving his pickup truck and tractors and clearing the snow from all the neighbors’ driveways. He made friends everywhere he went because he was straightforward, honest, dependable, and he was a good man. Sonny was a member of Fairfax Masonic Lodge #43, Culpeper, Virginia. We are all blessed to have known him and to have been loved by him. Please join Sonny’s family for a Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church, 601 Madison Road, Culpeper, Virginia, with Pastor Bradley Hales officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time and after the service during lunch in the fellowship hall. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers and because he so loved his farm kitties, memorial contributions may be made to Forgotten Felines of Culpeper, PO Box 342, Culpeper, Virginia 22701. Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the family through CloreEnglish.com. The family has entrusted these arrangements to Clore English Funeral Home. A very special thank you to Scott and Carmel Paris, Thomas and Carolyn Chewning and Randolph and Corky Miller for your many acts of kindness, love and support.

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Michael

Apr 07, 1952 - Jan 15, 2024

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Locust Grove, VA

My darling Husband, Michael, went to be with the Angels on January 15, 2024, after a long battle with Cancer.Michael was born in Washington, DC in 1952 and grew up in the Northern Virginia area, went to work for the Washington Gas Company, and spent 37 years working his way up to Construction Supervisor before his retirement in 2012. He enjoyed retirement and working in the garden, which he wanted to share his bounty with everyone.Michael was a generous, caring, giving personable man that never thought of himself... he was always willing to help anyone that he could. He never met anyone he didn't like or get a business card from, and always had a story to tell.He was an Golfer (shoot for the 150 mark, then go from there), gardener (tomatoes, garlic), and an avid music enthusiast.He was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Weintjes (Charlie), his mother Isabell and his father Bob. He leaves behind his wife, Joanna, his sister Anita Link (John), 3 step children (Charlie, Andrea, and Christina), 6 grandchildren, and many nieces and cousins that he thought the world of and spent many happy times with over the years.There will be a Gathering to honor Michael from 11:00 A.M-12:30 P.M. on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Johnson Funeral Home in Locust Grove, VA. Family and friends may stop by the house after the service for coffee and refreshments.

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Russell Theston Cropp

Jun 27, 1958 - Jan 12, 2024

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Locust Grove, VA

Russell Theston Cropp, age 65, unexpectedly passed on January 12, 2024 after a short illness. Russell lived his life full throttle in every sense. He had a true passion for muscle cars, Harley Davidsons, drag racing, and tractors. Russell was wide open until the very end including actively rebuilding his pride and joy ’69 Harley. Russell was a second generation HVAC technician and was proud to pass the trade on to his son.Russell leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Mary (Graves), Daughter Lindsay (Alan), Son Russell James (Madison), Grandson Caiden, Granddaughter Hadley. He also leaves behind his beloved Golden, Blondie, who he treated as a human, and cat Oliver.Russell is preceded in death by his parents, Russell Dew and Dorothy McCarty Cropp.Visitation is scheduled for January 22nd 5-7pm at Johnson Funeral Service, 31440 Constitution Hwy Locust Grove, VA 22508, with memorial service being private at a later date.A celebration of life will be held on January 27th 4pm, at White Oak Fire Dept, 12 Newton Road Falmouth, VA 22405.Please come as you are, as Russell would expect you to.In Lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to: www.paws4people.org or Stafford County Fire & Rescue Charitable Foundation - 2220 Warrenton Road, Fredericksburg VA 22406.

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