Obituaries for March 13, 2002

Dorian S. Brown

Dorian Stacy Brown, 20, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident that occurred March 6, 2002.

She was born Feb. 21, 1982, at Twin Oaks Community in Louisa. She attended schools in Albemarle County and graduated from Monticello High School in 2000. She loved gymnastics, diving, reading, hanging out with her friends, and her cat, Teddy. Brown was a second-year student at the University of Virginia and worked as a bus driver for the University Transit Service.

She is survived by her parents, Joyce Brown, Christopher Pax, Dexter Griffin and Susan Nesbit; her sisters, Miranda Pax and Kathryn Nesbit; her grandparents, and many other relatives.

There will be a celebration of Dorian’s life today at 11 a.m. at the University of Virginia Chapel, with burial following at Twin Oaks Community.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contributions may be sent to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Service or to the charity of one’s choice.

Fay E. Curry

Fay Elizabeth Curry, 56, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Prince William Hospital in Manassas.

She worked for 24 years at Curry’s Auto Parts in Manassas. She was a nurse for seven years at the Veteran’s Hospitals in Temple, Texas, and Gainesville, Fla. She was born March 24, 1945, in Gallipolis, Ohio.

Survivors include her parents, John and Frieda (Gilmore) Felker of Gallipolis; her husband, Dahl Curry Sr. of Manassas; one son, Dahl Curry Jr. and wife, Heidi, of Manassas; and one brother, John Felker Jr. of Point Pleasant, W.Va.

A memorial service will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Blasius-Baker Funeral Home, 9320 West St., Manassas, the Rev. Bert Sikkelee officiating.

A memorial contribution in the form of a donation can be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2021 K. St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20006.

Richard E. Hall

Richard Edward Hall, 80, of The Plains, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Leesburg.

Hall was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in 11 major battles in the South Pacific aboard the USS Yorktown during World War II. He was one of the founding members of Fauquier Family Guidance, worked with Boy Scouts for more than 20 years, was chairman of the Deacon Board at First Baptist Church, The Plains, and was longtime member of the Orange County Hunt and a horse trainer.

Survivors include his wife, Esther Hall of The Plains; five daughters, Miriam Porter of Warrenton, Millie Moore and Marjorie Haley, both of The Plains, Marie Brodie of Elkridge, Md., and Michele Main of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Virginia Grant, Marshall, and Frances Payne of Washington, D.C.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Baptist Church, where services will be held today at 11 a.m., the Rev. Leonard Morton officiating. Interment will be held at Hall Family Cemetery, The Plains.

Arrangements are by Joynes Funeral Home, Warrenton.

Douglas J. Kaufman

Douglas James Kaufman, 34, of Manassas, died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas.

Kaufman was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Manassas, and was employed with Lockheed Martin as an engineer.

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Teresa W. Kaufman; one son, Matthew Kaufman; and one daughter, Rachel Kaufman, both of the home; one stepdaughter, Lacy Slagle of Lexington; his parents, Carl and Amelia (Frasca) Kaufman of Haymarket; three sisters, Karen Kaufman and her husband, Christopher Gregan, of Portland, Ore., Lisa Kaufman, a graduate student of The University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and Debra Kaufman, a student at Virginia Tech; maternal grandmother, Lucinda Frasca of Windber, Pa., and paternal grandmother, Adele Kaufman of Orange City, Fla.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, where a prayer service will be said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The funeral liturgy will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Road, Manassas, the Rev. John Mosimann officiating. Interment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers or memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 204, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Allen A. Roland

Allen Adell Roland, 78, of Catlett, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at his home.

Roland was born Nov. 15, 1923, in Hardin County, Tenn., son of the late Rev. M.C. and Mary Roland. He was a heavy-equipment operator for many years. He loved the Lord, his family and all who knew him, and was ministered to by the Rev. Fredie Meadows of Agape Christian Fellowship.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Roland, and his second wife, Dorothy Shipe Roland; brothers, Rufus, Ramson, Odelle, Clarence, Floyd and Johnny Roland; sisters, Luna Fuller, Oleta Blalock and Lucille Kardibin; and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include one son, Allen Roland, and wife, Brenda, of McDonough, Ga.; one daughter, Betty J. Shelly of Missouri; one brother, Paul Roland Jr. of Missouri; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Bugg of Arlington, Tenn.; stepchildren and their spouses, Lee and Jane Shipe, Steve and Peggy Shipe and Glen Shipe, all of Midland, Terry and Donald Shipe of Catlett, Kay and Phil Leebrick of Arrington, and Jean and Avis Armentrout of Lowesville; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton. Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, near Morrisville, the Rev. Freddie Meadows officiating. Interment will be held at the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1749, Vienna, VA 22183-1749.

Vada A. Tackett

Vada Alice Tackett, 96, of Manassas, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at her daughter’s home in Midland.

Tackett was born Nov. 7, 1905, in Dickerson County, daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Laura Ann Dyre Delaney. She moved to Prince William County in 1960. She was a member of the Manassas Church of The Lord Jesus, Nokesville, and was active with the Senior Citizens Club in Manassas.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William McKinley Tackett, who died in 1984; three sons, Asa Harold Tackett, James Avery Tackett and Troy Lee Tackett; and two daughters, Catherine Tackett Rowe and Anna Jean Thacker.

Survivors include two daughters, Billie D. Tackett Davis and her husband, Floyd, of Manassas and Pauline R. Tackett Farmer and her husband, Bill, of Midland; one sister, Versa Mullins, of Clintwood; one brother, Carson Delaney of Williamsburg; 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, where services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Douglas Mullins, the Rev. Henry Stanley and the Rev. Leo DeLorge, officiating. Interment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas.

Ronald E. Blevins

Ronald Eugene Blevins, 51, of Manassas Park, died on Sunday, March 10, 2002 at home.

He predeceased by his father, Ralph V. Blevins and one sister Rose Marie Robinson.

Survivors include his mother, Leslie Blevins of Manassas Park; one brother, Marion L. Blevins of Manassas Park; two nephews, Dale Robinson of Manassas Park; Ralph W. Blevins of Brentsville; and one niece Jo Anne Shaffer of Tampa, Fla.

The family received friends Tuesday at Blasius-Baker Funeral Home, 9320 West St., Manassas, where the funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today. Interment will be held at National Memorial Park, Falls Church.

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