Obituaries for Thursday, June 6, 2002

Richard Burns

Richard Burns, 76, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Warrenton, died June 1, 2002, at Carroll Manor Nursing & Rehab in Washington.

He was born Nov. 1, 1925. He was a jockey and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include two brothers, Tommy Burns of Manassas and Samuel Burns of Washington; and two sisters, Margaret B. Curtis of Washington and Frances Sampson of Clinton, N.C.

The family will receive friends today at 10 a.m. at Joynes Funeral Home, 29 N. Third St., Warrenton. Services will be at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lemuel Montogemery. Burial will be at Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper.

Helen F. Howard

Helen Florine Howard, 101, of Triangle, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Woodbridge Nursing Center in Woodbridge.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Triangle for more than 88 years. She was president of the Usher Board more than 30 years and served with the Nurses Ministry.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends.

Friends will be received at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 18410 Chapel Drive in Triangle, where services will be held at noon with the Rev. Alfred Jones Jr. officiating. Interment will be at the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Ames Funeral Home in Manassas.

Dorothy I. Mayer

Dorothy Irene Mayer, 90, of Manassas, formerly of Hudson, Mich., died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Prince William Hospital in Manassas.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Joseph John Mayer.

Survivors include one daughter, Glendora Gossman and her husband, William of Reston; two sons, Ozzie Mayer and his wife, Janet of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Robert B. Mayer and his wife, Gail of Manassas; four grandchildren, Andy Gossman, Joseph Gossman, Scott Robert Mayer and Meagen Gearheart and one great-grandchild, Michael Johns.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, where services will be held at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Billy G. Tatum officiating. Interment will be at Lime Creek Cemetery, Medina Township, Mich., at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Linda L. Oldknow

Linda Lee Oldknow, 53, of Woodbridge, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at the Potomac Hospital.

She was a devoted wife and mother. A nature lover, she enjoyed gardening and pets. She was a greeter for Wal-Mart.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert Oldknow and her son, Brian Yeager of Dale City.

Funeral services and interment will be private. Arrangements by Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City.

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Lloyd E. Schwab

Lloyd Earl Schwab, 65, of Bealeton, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Warrenton Overlook in Warrenton.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved to travel and he was always helping people.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Schwab; his father, Cecil Schwab; and a brother, Timothy Schwab.

Survivors are his children, Kathleen and Ronald Brown of Bealeton, Timothy Schwab of Manassas and Anna Schwab of Bealeton; his mother, Minnie Schwab of Landover, Md.; his brothers, Cecil Schwab and Brent Schwab, both of Landover, and Doug Schwab of Rockville, Md.; his grandchildren, Jason Schwab, Nikki Schwab, Suzanne Schwab, Kristina Brown, Ronald Brown and Russell Brown; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 8521 Sudley Road, Manassas, where services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens.

Mary A. Zimbro

Mary Ann Zimbro, 65, of Nokesville, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at her home.

She was born July 18, 1936 in Boone, N.C. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, and her grandchildren and was the owner of Zimbro Tile & Decorating in Nokesville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Zimbro; and her father, Jefferson Hollars.

Survivors include three children, Jeff McCormack of Bristow, Annabelle Tarallo of Stafford, and Wade Zimbro of Wicomico Church; her mother, Lucy Hollars of Boone; one sister, Louise Harris of Reston and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor J. P. Mellis officiating. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorials to Bethany Christian Services, 10378B Democracy Lane, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Carolyn L. Cave

Carolyn Linda Cave, 51, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at her residence in Woodbridge.

For the last 26 years she had been working for Verizon. Her hobbies included cross-stitching, skiing and watching QVC and the Food network. She enjoyed being with her kids and grandkids. She was the wife of the late Paul E. Cave.

Preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy C. Bacon, she is survived by her father Leonard A. Bacon; her daughters, Deborah A. Cave and Jennifer L. Real, both of Lake Ridge; her brothers, Roger A. Bacon of Alexandria, Kenneth E. Bacon of Carlisle, Pa., Gary F. Bacon of Singapore and Raymond R. Bacon of Mission Viejo, Calif.; her grandchildren, Brian M. Cave and Christopher R. Cave, both of Lake Ridge.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road, Woodbridge. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle.

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