Obituaries for Thursday, May 16, 2002

Margaret Corum

Margaret Ann Corum, 87 of Brunswick, Md., died Sunday, May 12, 2002 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Corum, Sr., one daughter, Rosetta Corum, one son, Howard Corum, one brother, James Corum and one sister, Elizabeth Corum.

Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Peters of Brunswick, Md., Arlane Williams of Manassas and Odessa Williams of Woodridge, N.Y.; five sons, Clarence Corum of Marshall, Thurman Corum of Alexandria, Richard Corum of Manassas, Wade Corum of Richmond and John Corum, Jr. of Manassas Park and thirty-two grandchildren and forty-seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oakrum Baptist Church, Thoroughfare Road, Thoroughfare and 10 a.m. Saturday where services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Interment in Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas.

Arrangements by Ames Funeral Home, Inc. Manassas.

Earl M. Hardy

Earl M. Hardy, 45, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at his residence in Woodbridge.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching the Redskins.

Survivors include his fiancee of 11 years, Patricia R. Waggy of Woodbridge; one daughter, Crystal Leigh Hardy of Louisa County; one son, Shane Hardy; his father, Earl E. Hardy of Dale City; his stepmother, Etta L. Hardy of Dale City; one stepsister, Donna Hardy of Dale City; and two stepbrothers, Glen Hardy and Wayne Hardy, both of Dale City.

Graveside services will be held at Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Road, Fairfax.

Arrangements are by Mountcastle Funeral Home.

George J. Oakey

George J. Oakey, Lt. Col. U.S. Army (Ret.), 84, of Nokesville, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was a graduate of St. Mary’s College in Minnesota with a BA in English and he earned his master’s in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He was retired from the U.S. Army and during World War II was awarded the Silver Star and two Purple Hearts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis J. and Elizabeth Hayes Oakey.

He is survived by his wife, Anneliese Elizabeth Oakey of Nokesville; one son, Volker G. Oakey of Bethlehem, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Quantico Marine Corps Base Chapel, with the Rev. Donald Mecks officiating. Burial will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenwich Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 15305 Vint Hill Road, Nokesville, VA 20181.

Kathryn Porch

Kathryn Smith Porch, 85 of Manassas, originally of Macon, Ga., died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Annaburg Manor in Manassas.

She had been an instructor with the Macon School for Retarded Children in Macon, Ga. She loved gardening and doing crafts and she was an excellent cook and home maker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. Porch and her parents, Albert and Emma Lou Smith.

Survivors include her son, Michael Ray Porch of Manassas; her daughters, Robin Kay Roberts of Manassas and Barbara W. Lamp of Roberta, Ga.; her sister, Dorothy I. Smith of Roberta, Ga. and four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home, 3989 Mercer University Drive, Macon, Ga.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 16 at Buckhall United Methodist Church, 10251 Moore Drive, Manassas. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Lee Funeral Home.

Julia Hall-White

Julia F. Hall-White, of Chesapeake, died Saturday, May 11, 2002.

She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree and she earned certificates of studies from the Institute of Education for Professional Secretaries International and from Washington Business School. She served twenty years in the U. S. Army, achieving many goals, medals and awards.

Survivors include her husband, Rodney K. White of Chesapeake; her son, Justin Hall of Woodbridge, seven sisters and four brothers, Ronnie Chisholm, Wanda Hall, Marvin Hall (Esperanza), Gregory Hall, Daphne, Brenda and Cynthia Hall, Vickie Hall-Williams, Stacey Hall and Michael Hall and Linda Hall.

Services will be held Friday, May 17 at 11 a. m. at First Pentecostal U. H. C. and 1 p.m. in Chesapeake.

Graves Funeral Home of Norfolk was in charge of arrangements.

Marvin R. Hrubes

Marvin Ray Hrubes of Lake Ridge, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at his residence.

Born the son of an Iowa railway worker in 1944, he served for four years in the U.S. Navy. He began his union career as a volunteer organizer for the Retail Clerks in 1968. In 1970, Hrubes joined the Retail Clerks Union Local 30 in Mason City, Iowa. In 1971, he became an international representative for the Clerks and coordinated the unions first-ever health care organizing crew in 1972. His hard work earned him appointments as assistant to the director of the professional division of the Retail Clerks International Union in 1975, assistant to the UFCW International President in 1985, UFCW Communications and Research Department director in 1986, appointed director, Field Service Department in 1994, elected to the UFCW executive board as international vice president and director, Field Services Department in 1995.

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