Obituaries for Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Evelyn J. Adams

Evelyn J. Adams, 74, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg.

Mrs. Adams was born on Oct. 29, 1927 in Winchester, the daughter of the late Foster Finley and Lelia May Unger Ashley. She was a homemaker.

Her first husband, Peyton Shaffer Dunlap, preceded her in death in 1975. She married Elmer Nimrod Adams in 1985 in Winchester.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Joan Juanita Dunlap of Fredericksburg and Delores Ann Kuhlenberg of St. Louis; two sons, Timothy Finley Dunlap of Allen, Texas, and George Lloyd Bowman of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Wanda Miller of Roanoke, Margaret Kerns of Stephens City, Bernice Smeltzer of Gore, and Betty Cole of Winchester. She is preceded in death by her two sons, Peyton S. Dunlap and Robert Lee Dunlap.

A funeral service was held on Monday at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Stanley officiating. Interment followed be at Mount Hebron Cemetery.

Carolyn L. Cave

Carolyn Lynda 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 along with her pets Scruffy and Bumper. 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.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road, Woodbridge, where services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle.

Arthur E. Gass Jr.

Arthur E. Gass Jr., 70, died Friday, May 31, 2002.

He was born on July 23, 1931 in Dallas to Arthur E. Gass and Alice E. Fooshee Gass.

His public school education was completed at North Dallas High School in 1949. In 1953, he graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BS degree in biology and chemistry. After postgraduate studies at Austin State Hospital, he passed the national examinations and became a Registered Medical Technologist in January 1957. In 1965, he received a MS degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, where he taught several graduate courses. After his return from a USAF sabbatical, research fellowship at the University of Chicago in 1968-69, he was elected to the research honorary association, Sigma Xi. His early career was spent working in hospitals, blood banks and laboratories in Austin and San Antonio. In 1959, he joined the staff of the Radiobiology Department at the School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph AFB, Texas and continued with the School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks AFB (SAM) in San Antonio from 1959 until 1975. During this 16-year period, he authored or co-authored 20 scientific papers and one technical monograph while serving as a research chemist and instructed at SAM. The balance of 30 years of civil service was spent as a senior industrial hygienist at the National Office of the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. There he participated in the health training and education programs, the development of National Health Standards, special inspections for industry health standards and published two additional technical monographs. Mr. Gass retired in 1989 to join his family in farming and ranching a small black land spread in Guadalupe County, Texas. He had been elected to membership in the American Chemical Society, the Radiation Research Society, the Health Physics Society and the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Gass was ordained and installed an elder in the Manassas Presbyterian Church in December 1976 and installed as an elder in the John Calvin Presbyterian Church in San Antonio in 1995. His participation with the Diakonia Community of the Emmaus Walk began in 1993. In that same year, he trained and worked as a Care Team Member volunteer to visit the sick in three hospitals and for their chaplains in the Baptist Hospital System in San Antonio until 1998. From 1995 until 1998, he served as a director of the San Antonio Community of Churches. He was also an endowed member of A.C. Garrett Lodge 1216 in Dallas and a joint member of Kingsbury Lodge 887 in Kingsbury, Texas. In 1997, he was elected to the San Marcos Commandery 56 in Seguin, Texas. In 1997, Gass continued his life-long interest in gardening by qualifying as a master gardener for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service and in that same year he completed his training as a docent at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. He was listed in the Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (1996-7, 3rd Edition) and Who’s Who in America (1997-8, 51st edition). Mr. Gass was a loving husband, father, teacher, and friend; a poet and true servant of our Lord.

His loving wife, Gloria Jean Carter Gass survives him, after 48 years of marriage. His survivors are his children, Jean Kathleen Asberry, spouse Joseph and children Virginia, Malachi, Betty, Alize and Josef of San Francisco, Mark E. Gass, spouse Susie and children Travis, Amanda, Cody, and Derek of Seguin, Laura Gass Weaver and spouse Ray of Houston, Amy L. Fairchild and children Melissa, Shelbie, Alianna, Brieanne and Samuel of San Antonio, Andrew C. Gass, spouse Robin and children, Kelly, Laura and Tyler of Haymarket, and Susan G. Chichester, spouse Rick and children, Kayla and Bryan of Round Rock, Texas; great-grandchildren, Adrianna and Jeremy; and many loving in-laws, cousins and friends.

Visitation was held on Monday at Porter Loring Mortuary North, San Antonio. Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 8102 Midcrown, San Antonio with the Rev. Malcomb McQueen officiating. Interment will be held at Lone Oak Cemetery in Seguin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Arthur E. Gass Jr. Memorial Fund at John Calvin Presbyterian Church. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the guest book at

George W. Wilbon

George William Wilbon, 51, of Sylvester, Ga., died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, of an apparent heart attack.

A native of Norfolk, he was a Vietnam veteran having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was employed as a warehouseman at the Marines Logistic Base in Albany, Ga.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Cornell Wilbon of Prince William County; a son, William Edward “Billy” Wilbon of Sylvester; a brother, Leonard Sampson of Norfolk; and a sister, Deloris Bentley of Norfolk.

The family will receive friends at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, Fredericksburg today from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Found and Sons Chapel on Wednesday at 12:45 p.m., with the Rev. Pete Costello officiating. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service of Fredericksburg is handling the arrangements.

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