Death Notices for week of April 6, 2017

Robert Bob Adams, 59, died March 25. He was born Dec. 14, 1957 to Rose and Garland “Dee” Adams. He worked as a budget and finance officer at the Central Intelligence Agency and as a lead resource manager at the Director of National Intelligence. He retired in 2012, after 31 years of federal service. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Suzanne Ficzko; sons Wayne and Greg; and three grandchildren. Services were private. [Loudoun Funeral Chapel]
William Todd Anderson, 48, of Bluemont, died March 27. He was born Oct. 20, 1968 and grew up on the Bluemont beef cattle farm that had been in the same family since 1898. In addition to farming, he did work as a master electrician. He is survived by his parents William and Judy Anderson of Bluemont; daughter Kamryn; sister Valerie Reid of White Post; and brother Eric Anderson of Peachtree Corners, GA. A visitation will take place at Hall Funeral Home in Purcellville at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, with funeral services following at 11 a.m. with interment at Ketoctin Cemetary. [Hall Funeral Home]

Edward Sanford Baker, 90, died March 28. He was born in East Stone Gap on Oct. 21, 1926, to Harry K. and Gertrude (Hensley) Baker. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, and then worked for Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. as a piece-work counter, retiring from his management position in 1988. He was an active member of Bethany Baptist Church in Purcellville. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Dorothy Marie (Collier) Baker; daughter Brenda E. Baker of Reston; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister Julia Sinclair of East Stone Gap. He was predeceased by his brother Paul Baker and sisters, Nita Poe, Mary Powers, Cora Mullins, and Madge Nickey. Services were held April 3. Interment was at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News. [Loudoun Funeral Chapel]

William Allen Behrens, 69, of Ashburn, died March 31. He was born March 30, 1948, in Greenville, SC, to John W. Behrens, Jr. and Joyce (Lindley) Behrens. He served for 28 years in the U.S. Army as an infantry and Special Forces officer with tours of duty in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. His senior Special Forces staff assignments culminated as chief of Special Forces Proponency for the Army. He is survived by his wife Nina Behrens; daughter Joyce Behrens; and son Karl Behrens, all of Ashburn; and brother Bruce W. Behrens of Piedmont, SC. Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Forces Association Chapter XI, PO Box 1328, Springfield, VA 22151. [Colonial Funeral Home]

Brian Vance Bowman, 38, of Ashburn, died April 1. He had esophageal cancer. He was born Dec. 27, 1978, in Richmond to Donald Lee Bowman and Dougie Bowman Scudder. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in art with a concentration in graphic design and worked as creative director at White64. A musician, he played drums in the band Ignominy, which recorded several albums. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Joy Roebuck Bowman; children Ainsley Lane and Finn Preston Bowman of Ashburn; sister Stephanie Bowman Jones of Midlothian; and paternal grandmother Dorothy Louise Bowman of Midlothian. A visitation will be held Thursday, April 6 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Loudoun Funeral Chapel in Leesburg, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 7. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Leesburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org. [Loudoun Funeral Chapel]

Robert Melvin Gray, 85, a native of Round Hill, died March 27. He was born on April 17, 1931, to Edgar Fenton Gray and
Margaret Helen Fewell Gray. He worked in Herrell’s General Store and for the Loudoun County Public School system and retired from the maintenance department after 42 years of service.
For many years, he was a volunteer with the Round Hill Fire Department. He is survived by his brothers Leonard, Russell and Edward; and sisters Patsy Sheaffer, Frances Dorsey and Judy Fry
Services were held April 1, with interment at Ebenezer Cemetery near Bluemont. Memorial contributions may be made to the Round Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, PO Box 8, Round Hill, Virginia 20142. [Hall Funeral Home]

Samuel Anthony Hutchison, 76, of Waterford, died March 27. He was born April 24, 1940, one of 10 children of John S. Hutchison and Leila May Rankin Hutchison. A lifelong farmer, he worked on the family farm with his brothers. He was a member of the Waterford Baptist. He is survived by his sons Steve Hutchison, Troy Hutchison and Anthony Hutchison, all of Berryville; brothers Allen Hutchison of Waterford, Jack Hutchison of Waterford and John Hutchison of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister Nancy Thomas of Leesburg; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His former wife is Norma Jane Green of Berryville. Services were held March 3 at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, with the Pastor Jerry Turner officiating. Interment was at Union Cemetery in Leesburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Loudoun Hunger Relief, 750 Miller Dr. Suite A1, Leesburg, VA 20175. [Loudoun Funeral Chapel]
Garrett Andrew Newton, 20, of Sterling, died March 29.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1997, to David and Colleen Newton. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Carson E. Newton of Sterling; grandparents Gigi; and Peter Street of Long Island, NY. A celebration of life will be held a 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Memorial contributions may be made to Prison Fellowship at prisonfellowship.org. [Loudoun County Funeral Chapel]
Barbara A. Rice, 71, of Leesburg, died March 25. She was born in Arlington on Nov. 7, 1945. She is survived by her daughters Joyce Goodman and Nina Lynn Goss; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister Margaret Trauger. Services were held March 31 at Loudoun Funeral Chapel in Leesburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, 704 S. King St. Suite 2, Leesburg, VA 20175. [Loudoun Funeral Chapel]
Thomas L. Willson, Jr., 90, of Lansdowne, died March 30. He was born Nov. 9, 1926, to Dorothy and Thomas Lee Willson Sr. in Bradbury Heights, MD. In 1943, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the aircraft carrier Enterprise during World War II. He worked in the auto body repair and refinishing industry and retired as an instructor at the Charles County VoTech Center. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Barbara Anne Willson; son Gregory B. Willson; three grandchildren; and his sister Virginia Willson. A family graveside service was planned at Mt. Rest Cemetery in LaPlata, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church, Port Tobacco Parish, PO Box 760, LaPlata, MD 20646. [Colonial Funeral Home]

Rebecca Diane Wood, 63, March 24 at the Adler Center in Aldie. She was born Dec. 14, 1953, in Washington, DC, to Paul and Dolores Wood. She worked as a tech assistant at the Loudoun Veterinary Clinic; owned and operated her own cleaning company, Personal Touch; and raised her llamas, goats and turkey at Silo View Farm. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister Sherry Tubbs of Stafford; daughter Tina Keller of South Riding; sons Richard Wolfe of Bristow and Timothy Wolfe of Round Hill; and five grandchildren. Services were held March 26 at Hall Funeral Home in Purcellville. Interment was at National Memorial Park in Falls Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Loudoun Breast Health Network, lbhn.org. [Hall Funeral Home]

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