Obituaries for March 19, 2002

Leonia E. Harris

Leonia Elizabeth Harris, 61, of Dumfries, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at her home.

She was a member of Neabsco Baptist Church and Woodbridge Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucian Harris, Jr.

Survivors include a daughter, Tracy Harris of Woodbridge; two sons, Stacey Harris of Stafford and Glenn Harris of Dumfries; three sisters, Catherine Anderson of Woodbridge, Mildred Johnson of Triangle and Mary Lewis of Woodbridge; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on today at Neabsco Baptist Church, 15557 Cardinal Drive, Woodbridge where services will be held at noon, with the Rev. Dr. Ambrose Perry officiating. Interment will follow at Stafford Memorial Park, Stafford.

Ames Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth I. Lewis

Ruth Iva Lewis, 81, of Manassas, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at the Prince William Hospital in Manassas.

She was a member of the Church of The Nazarene of Manassas and she taught Sunday School for 25 years at the Trinity Wesleyan Church of Yorkshire, former Pilgrim Holiness. She served on the Client Involvement Committee of Virginia for several years. She was known for her booklet “Familiar Faces” published in 1961 and she was “Aunt Ruthie” to many who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, George W. “Jerry” Lewis and two grandchildren.

Survivors are six children, Donald F. Lewis, George W. Lewis, III, Alden “Tommy” Lewis, Sr., Joyce C. Brewer, Ruth J. Whetzel, and Judith A. McGlothlin; 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond R. Shaver of Oxon Hill, Md.; and one sister, Dorothy Jenkins of Phoenix, Ariz.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 8220 Spruce St., Manassas, the service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Dick Guizar officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 8220 Spruce St., Manassas.

Arrangements by Blasius-Baker Funeral Home, Manassas.

Pauline S. Parris

Pauline Shirley (Bell) Parris died Thursday, March 7, 2002.

She was born March 18, 1935 to John William and Pauline Evelyn (Perry) Bell of Middlebrook. She started her career as a window display designer and bookkeeper for Smart & Thrift Dress Shop in Staunton and earned a graduate degree from Columbia University. Her husband was in the military and they traveled extensively. She was a volunteer to service and military associated programs and was an advocate for military families at Department of the Army symposia. She was an active church member as well as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Radiant Chapter No. 109 in Staunton, and she also became a Daughter of Isis in Aswan Court No. 152, Frankfurt, West Germany and later transferred her membership to Magnus Court No. 100 in Alexandria and served as Illustrious Commandress and a Loyal Lady Ruler of Shadrock Jackson Assembly No. 156. She also served as Deputy of the Oasis for Magnus Court and later was appointed the Imperial Court, Daughters of Isis as their deputy of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Parris; three daughters; her sister, brothers and two grandchildren.

Services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m., at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Alexandria with interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Marks Episcopal Church, 6744 S. Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306. E-mail condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Mountcastle Funeral Home of Dale City.

Stanley J. Urban

Stanley Joseph Urban, 83, of Lake Ridge, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at the Prince William Hospital.

Born June 30, 1918 in Detroit, he was the second of seven children. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 traveling overseas. He worked for the Trucking Industry as a graphic designer and painter, eventually retiring as a partner of Riverview Day Care Center. He moved to Virginia about 2 1/2 years ago where he became actively involved in the Seniors Ministry of First Mount Zion Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mary Urban and his wives, Wanda Urban and Velma Urban, two brothers, two sisters and one son.

Survivors include his three children, Christine Brinkman, Phyllis Mugerdichian and Mary Quarles; two sisters, Rita Samus and Gertrude Simon and 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, where services will take place Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Luke Torian officiating. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery with military honors.

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