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www, THE JOURNAL Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 3 qFI Area Deaths SHIRLEY DOOO RICHARDS Shirley Dodd R/chards, 68, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, De- cember 28, 2013 at Mary Washing- ton Hospital. Mrs. R/chards was the widow of the late Thomas Lee R/chards. She was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, Thom- as Lee R/chards Jr. (Karen), of King George County; daughter, Angela R/chards of Fredericksburg; three grandsons, Austin Whittemore and Tye Hudson both of Fredericksburg, Preston R/chards of King George; and brother, Linwood Dodd of King George. A service will be held at noon, Monday, Jan. 6 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online guest book at covenantfu- MANY F. JONES KEELING Mary Foxwell Jones Keeling, wife of Ernest M. Keeling of Dogue, VA died December 25, 2013. Mary was born December 6, 1933 on Crookhorn Farm in Montross, Westmoreland County, VA. She was the daughter of the late William Clarence and Maude Mar- maduke Jones. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mabel Gutridge and Thelma Rouhana, and one brother, William P. Jones. Survivors include two children, Elizabeth K. Webb of Harrisonburg, VA and John E. Keeling (Laurie) of Ashburn, VA, and by two grand- daughters, Alexandra Webb and An- astasia Webb of Harrisonburg, VA, and one grandson, Simon Keeling of Ashburn, VA. Mary was a member of the Daugh- ters of the American Revolution and had served as Regent for the Chan- tilly Chapter. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the columbarium at the Ar- lington National Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the charity of your choice; or to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 South- point Pkwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Condolences may be posted to the online guest book at covenantfuner- WE B N EW LOCATION GOLD In King George Top Prices Being Paid United Recovery and Refiners, LLC 7183 Kings Highway (Rt. 3, next to Pern's MarkeVCitgo Station) Open Every Monday- Friday 10 .m. - 5:30 p.m. On weekends just call for appointment 540-64 EDYTHE M. SMITH ROBINS Edythe Marchant Smith Robins, age 86, died peacefully on December 27, 2013 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin. Born in Yonkers, New York, she was the daughter of the late Frank Seeley Smith, Sr., and Edith Russell Seymour. She is survived by sons Dr. William H. Robins (Cathleen), of Cambridge, MD, and David D. Robins (Renee) of Oceanside, CA., six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband William Hamilton Robins, III, and a son Roy Marchant Robins as well as a brother and two sisters. Edythe was an accomplished art- ist and musician. She trained to be a concert pianist and enjoyed classi- cal music as well as jazz. She was a church organist through 2011. She loved the Washington Redskins. Edythe had been a long time resi- dent of Colonial Beach, VA for more than 40 years. Services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial do- nations may be sent to the Ameri- can Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718 or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX, 75231. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuner- Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not them; I do not sleep. . I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sun on ripened grain, i I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush, Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft star-shine at night; Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die. -Mary Frye KING GEORGE TOASTMASTERS CLUB UMW-Dahlgren Campus Room 248 Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Virginia's Civil War Historymobile coming to Stratford Hall Virginia's Civil War 150 Histo- ryMobile is coming to Stratford Hall on Robert E. Lees Birthday, January 19, 2014. This tractor-trailer 'museum on wheels' is filled with interac- tive exhibits and activities. The exhibit, an initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commis- sion, will be located at Stratford Hall and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the HistoryMobile is free. This event is presented as part of Stratford Hall's day-long cel- ebration of Robert E. Lees birth- day, which will include a lecture by Donald wilkinson, Civil War home-front depictions and arti- facts on display, a scavenger hunt for children, a wreath-laying at the Great House, and a boolCsign- ing by Dr. James "Bud" Robertson in the Stratford Hall Gift Shop. There will also be a living his- tory portrayal of General Robert E. Lee by A1 Stone, live musical entertainment by Marshall and Company, refreshments, and complimentary tours of the Great House. Plan B Barbecue will be on site to sell delicious BBQs and other lunch items. Admission is free. The HistoryMobile uses im- mersive spaces and interactive exhibits to draw together stories of the Civil War and emancipa- tion from the viewpoints of those who experienced it across Virgin- ia-young and old, enslaved and free, soldier and civilian. The HistoryMobile exhibit is di- vided into four sections: Battlefront, Home-front, Journey to Freedom, and Loss-Gain-Legacy. From the be- wildering sense of chaos experienced by soldiers, to the last letter written by a dying son to his father after sus- taining a mortal wound, to a hushed conversation between a husband and wife considering the great risks and rewards of fleeing to freedom, the HistoryMobile presents the stories of real people in Virginia whoselives were shaped by the historic events of the 1860s, and invites visitors to imagine, "What Would You Do?" In addition to learning more about Virginia's history, the HistoryMobile also provides visitors with informa- tion from Virginia Tourism about the many historic sites and destina- tions that they can explore today. Interactive maps and touch-screen kiosks located at the HistoryMobile help visitors to easily plan their next trip. More information on the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile and the initiatives of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission can be found at www.VirginiaCivil- For information on visiting Civil War sites throughout Virginia go to High-resolution images of the HistoryMobile can be downloaded at: http://www.virginiacivil- Stratford Hall is located at 483 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558. (804) 493-1971. Resolve to prepare your family for emergencies in 2014 There is no more important resolution to make than to renew our personal efforts to be sure our families are ready for whatever 2014 will bring. Everyone can do something to prepare for emer- gencies. Consider this: disasters can happen at any time, and fami- lies may not be together. Power could be lost, and cell phones may not work. Families should decide in advance what they will do. 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Get free plan worksheets, wallet cards and emergency supply check- lists at or on the free Ready Virginia app for iPhone and Android devices. Take a few minutes in the new year to decide who to,call, where to meet, and what supplies to have at home or in your office in case you can't get out, or if you have to evacuate be- cause of a bad situation. Don't try to wing it. For tips and testimon!es about be- ing prepared for emergencies, follow #Prepared2014 throughout the year. Prepared by the VA Dept. of Emer- gency Mgt. (804) 897-6510., or visit TUESDAY, JAN. 7 Democratic Committee will hold an assembled caucus at the Smoot Library at 7 p.m. to choose officers for the 2014-2015 term. Candidates must preregister with Pearl Smith by Jan. 1, by calling her at (540) 663-2766. The NARFE Assn. NN Chap- ter 1823 will meet at 1 p.m. at Wicomico Episcopal Church on Route 200. The meeting will be- gin with a soup & sandwich. You bring a sandwich, soup will be provided. Nancy S/ford of the Se- nior Medicare Patrol will discuss "Medicare Scams." Current, for- mer and retired Federal employ- ,ees, spouses and survivor annui- tants are invited. For additional information, call (804) 438-8011. THURSDAY, JAN. 9 Regular meeting of the KG Ruritans. 6:30 p.m. Call 775-2652 or 775-7769 for location. MONDAY, JAN. 13 The Fredericksburg chapter of DU first annual Upper Potomac Duck Hunt Event! 4:30 a.m. start. Where: Upper Po- tomac River -Widewater Area This shoreline is prime habitat for a mixed bag of puddle ducks, diver ducks and geese. Come join us for a morning hunt, smoked pork and chicken lunch, cocktails and for those who don't partake in the lunch cocktails have the option of an afternoon hunt. The chapter will provide all the boats and decoys. You will need guns, shells, warm clothes (maybe waders) and your appropriate licenses. If you are traveling in from out- side the area we have special rates at a local hotel. Contact Kenny for the details. 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Cutting a hole in the surface of a frozen lake and diving to the bottom while carrying a dead tree - Siberia, Russia Scheduled Community Event? Send the details to The Journal for the Community Calendar or call (540) 709-7495. Subscribe to The Journal $24 per year Call 54o-775-2o24 ' Thinking of your loved one? Now,s the time to order /the memodal you,ve ,: always wantod r that ' Call (540)777733 J t