Death Notices for week of April 13, 2017

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 took place at Hall Funeral Home in Purcellville on April 8, with funeral services following with interment at Ketoctin Cemetary. [Hall 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 was held April 6 at Loudoun Funeral Chapel in Leesburg, where services were held Friday, April 7. Burial followed at Union Cemetery in Leesburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at [Loudoun Funeral Chapel]

Frank Mallory, 89, passed away. He was born to Floyd and Susie Mallory on August 28, 1927 in Leesburg, VA. He was predeceased by two sons and is survived by three sisters; Frances Tibbs of Leesburg, VA, Laverne Parker of Adamstown, MD, and Connie Mallory of Hamilton, VA; he is also survived by four sons, two daughters and lots of grandchildren.He served in the Army and will be laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery. Arrangements will be made at a later date.

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]

John William McConnell, 56, of Ashburn, died April 5. He was born Dec. 26, 1960, in Glens Falls, NY, to John J. and Judy Freebern McConnell. After a career in the U.S. Air Force, he worked as a government civil servant until his retirement in January. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Laura; daughters Cayley and Alysa; sisters Sharon, Kim, Lori and Missy; and brother Rob. Services were private. [Colonial Funeral Home]

Maggie Bernice Morgan, 59 of Washington, DC, died April 2. She was born Aug 2, 1957, in Loudoun County to Rufus Brent and Josephine Holland. For the past 10 years, she has worked as a senior care manager with Center City Community Corporation. She is survived by her husband Dennis Morgan Sr.; stepson Dennis Morgan Jr.; brothers Kirk, Rufus, and John Holland, all of Winchester; sisters Darlene and Viola Holland of Winchester, and Irene McMillian of Washington, DC. Services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 15 at Providence Baptist Church, 205 Church Street SE in Leesburg, with the Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Love officiating. Interment will be in Sterling Cemetery. [Loudoun Funeral Chapel]

Carl Alan Sheys, 79, died April 5 at his home in Purcellville. He was born June 10, 1937, to Tom and Thelma Sheys and raised in West Newbury, MA. He served in the U.S. Navy and then as a sales representative in the field of computer technology. He also was an entrepreneur, starting his own firm, Carl Sheys Associates which he ran from 1986 until his retirement in 2005. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy Ann Koontz Sheys; sons Kevin of Washington DC, and Tom of Hertford, NC; daughters Kathy of Melrose Park, IL, and Mary of Concord, NH; siblings Janet Kerwin of Peabody, MA, Gerald Sheys of Greenville, SC, Dana Sheys of Kingston, NH, and Karin Wilks of West Newbury, MA. A celebration of life will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Purcellville. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Guatemalan Mission by texting “stpetes” to 73256. [Hall Funeral Home]

Joanna Wright Smith of Inwood, WV formerly of Middleburg, VA departed this life on April 8, 2017 at her residence.Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 with viewing from 10:00 a.m. until time of service 11:00 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church, 205 Church Street, SE Leesburg, VA 20175. Interment is private. Arrangements by Lyles Funeral Service of Purcellville, VA 20132

Thelma Stocks, 83, a lifelong resident of Leesburg, died April 1. She was born Aug. 9, 1933 to Elmer and Jessie James. He was predeceased by her husband Richard J. Stocks. She is survived by her daughters Toni Martin of Haymarket and Gayle Feineis of Virginia Beach; grandsons Bart Berns of Watertown, NY, Warren Berns of Gainesville and Shane Feineis of Richmond; siblings Elmer E. James of Waldorf, MD, Virginia Allen of White Stone, Stanley James of Leesburg, Paul Wallace of Warrenton and Dorothy Wallace, LaPlata, MD; and great-grandchildren Goldie Marks of Watertown, NY, and Hunter Berns, Watertown, NY. Services were held April 11 at Loudoun Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 1178, Leesburg, VA 20177. [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, [Hall Funeral Home]

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