Obituaries for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001

Col. Arthur T. Surkamp

Col. Arthur Thurston Surkamp, 79, resident of Middleburg, died Oct. 17, 2001, after a heart attack.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Jean Heard Surkamp.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Surkamp; his children, Susan S. Anderson of Boston, James T. Surkamp of Shephardstown, W.Va.,a nd Arthur T. Surkamp Jr. of Manassas; his stepchildren, Lydna B. McCann of Gray, Maine, Robin B. Rowe of Hartford, Conn., Elizabeth B. Hume, Lower Heidelberg, Pa., one sister, Ann Hogan of Indian River Colony, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Royston Funeral Home, Middleburg on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, The Plains.

Interment will be at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. on Thursday.

Betty M. Clay

Betty Martin Clay, 74, of Woodbridge died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001,at Potomac Hospital.

She had been a resident of Prince William County since 1962, a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Dale City and the AARP. She retired after 20 years of service as an executive secretary for the U.S. Air Force.

Preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Clay, she is survived by two daughters, Karen E. Collins of Woodbridge and Robin M. Bishop of Newport News; one son, Gary L. Clay of Dumfries; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at All Saints Episcopal Church, 5290 Saratoga Lane, Dale City, with the Rev. John Guernsey officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 124 Park St., S.E., Box 699, Vienna, VA 22180-0699,

Turner T. Smith Sr.

Turner Taliaferro Smith Sr., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, at his home, Greenwood Farm, near Haymarket.

He was the father of five, a respected member of the legal community, a “gentleman farmer,” and an avid golfer.

Born in Washington, D.C., he was raised in the Washington area. He received a bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Virginia in 1934, and earned an LLB from George Washington University in 1936. In 1936 he began practicing law and became associated with the Hogan and Hartson law firm in 1941. From 1943 to 1946 he served as an officer in the United States Navy as a member of the Office of Strategic Services.

At the end of World War II, Smith returned to Hogan and Hartson, but soon returned to the government in Foreign Service, serving in Istanbul, Turkey and Mexico City, Mexico.

In 1960, Smith returned practice law in Manassas. He represented the town of Haymarket from 1960 until 1995. He was the town attorney for the growing town of Manassas for 27 years, from 1961 to 1988. In 1973, Smith co-founded the law firm of Smith and Davenport and continued his work in municipal law, serving at various times as the attorney also for several other local municipalities, including Quantico, Dumfries and Manassas Park. for over fifty years he was a member of the Virginia Bar Association and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Virginia State Bar from 1981 until 1984. Turner Smith was a member of the Barristers, a member of the Virginia Election Laws Commission, and served as President of the Virginia Law Foundation. He was awarded the first Arthur Sinclair Professionalism Award in 1992 by the Prince William County Bar Association.

He served on the Board of Directors for Stuart Hall, a residential school for girls in Staunton, and assisted in the establishment of WETA as a board member and an advisor during its formative years. He was a long-time member of the Chevy Chase Country Club and the Washington Golf and Country Club. More recently, he and others founded the Evergreen Country Club, in Haymarket.

Turner Smith married Lois Fisk of Texas in 1938 and shared his life with her and their five children until her death in 1989. He was married to Mary Harrover Ayes Ferguson from 1991 until her death in 2000.

Turner T. Smith is survived by his son, Turner Taliaferro Smith Jr. of Middleburg; his daughters, Glenore Fisk Smith of Manassas, Jaquelin Smith Gotlieb of Stone Mountain, Ga., Josephine Pendleton Smith Strickler of Richmond and Emily Taliaferro Smith Rappold of Fairfax; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Pauls Episcopal Church , 6760 Fayette St., Haymarket, with the Rev. David N. Jones officiating.

Lillian E. Lucas

Lillian Edith Lucas, 85, of Manassas died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church.

Born in Prince William County, she was a member of Westover Baptist Church, Manassas. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at various churches over the years.

Preceded in death by her parents, John Thomas and Sadie Heflin Norman; two sisters, Osie Wheaton and Anna P. Routt; and one brother, Luther A. Norman; she is survived by her husband of 70 years, Charles Edward Lucas; one daughter,

Shirley E. Webb of Manassas; three sisters, Beatrice Herrick of Gettysburg, Pa., Dorothy M. Keys and Jane Scott, both of Manassas; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at Westover Baptist Church, 10301 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, with the Rev. Randall Haynes officiating.

Interment to follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers or contributions to the Westover Baptist Church Building Fund, 10301 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA 20109, in memory of Lillian Edith Lucas.

Woodrow Hicks

Woodrow Hicks, 67, of Manassas died October 19, 2001, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas.

He is survived by his wife Lillian; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Rose of Stephens City; one son, John Brabern Hicks of Manassas; two brothers Harry Hicks of Manassas and Bill Hicks of Warrenton; two sisters, Fannie Nicholson of Manassas and Stella Korzendorfer of Manassas; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Blasius-Baker Funeral Home, 9320 West St., Manassas. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Stonewall Memory Gardens.

Neta B. Young

Neta Brumback Young, 96, of Stafford died October 18, 2001, at Heritage Hall Health Care.

Preceded in death by her parents, Henry Walton and Anne Huffman Brumback, and husband, Larrie Young, she is survived by one daughter; Lois J. Young of Stafford; one son, Warren L. Young of Stafford; two sisters, Eva B. Cato of Dumfries and Edith B. Payne of Strasburg; two grandsons and one great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mullins & Thompson Stafford Chapel, where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m.with the Rev. E. Wayne Greene officiating. Interment will be at National Memorial Park, Falls Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Michael W. Butler

Michael Wayne Butler, 50, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of the Fredericksburg area, died Monday, October 25, 2001, at Lakeland Regional Hospital, Lakeland.

He was a carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his son, William J. Butler; father and stepmother; Joseph P. and Jacqueline Butler of Fredericksburg; and one half-brother; Joseph Butler Jr. of Staten Island, N.Y.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens, U.S. 1, Spotsylvania County with the Rev. John DeJong officiating.

Arrangements are by Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service.

Lana J. Nickell

Lana Jean Nickell, of Paducah, Ky., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis, Tenn.

She was born in Charleston, W.Va., and grew up in Nokesville. She was a graduate of Brentsville District High School and received a bachelors degree in elementary education from Morris Harvey College in Charleston and a masters degree in academic counseling from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She had served as a teacher and assistant principal at Lynchburg Christian Academy, Lynchburg and had taught in several public school systems in Virginia and North Carolina. After moving to Paducah, she taught at Cornerstone Christian Academy and served as a private tutor. Among her many professional honors, Nickell had previously been recognized as Virginias Teacher of the Year. She was a member of the Paducah Lions Club, Heartland Worship Center and the Alpha Omega Pi sorority.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Ruth Keeny of Manassas and Doyle King of Charleston; and one brother, James King.

She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Paducah attorney, Shea Nickell; two brothers, Dr. Terry King of Millboro and John Keeney of Manassas; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Friday at Heartland Worship Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 at Heartland Worship Center, 4777 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah. Officiating will be Dr. Jerry Falwell of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, where she was a former member. The Rev. Don Young, the Rev. Johnny Sams, the Rev. Jonathan Falwell, the Rev. Gregory Waldorp and the Rev. Joe Geary will assist with the service. Burial will be in Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Lana Jean King Nickell Scholarship Fund at Lynchburg Christian Academy. Scholarship funds may be sent to the Community Foundation of West Kentucky at P.O.Box 7901, Paducah, KY, 42002-7901.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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