, 2015

Morris C. Dameron
WEEMS—Morris Clayton Dameron, 78, of Weems, a retired employee with W.E. Kellum Seafood of Weems and a member of Claybrook Baptist Church, passed away November 19, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Elizabeth Dameron.

He is survived by a son, Michael Dameron of Spotsylvania; two daughters, Debbie McCord and Susan Williamson, both of Weems; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his aunt, Esther Delano of Kilmarnock.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. November 21 at Claybrook Baptist Church, Weems. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. November 20 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Claybrook Baptist Church, P.O. Box 15, Weems, VA 22576; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Cox Rd., Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA 23060.


Walter C. Eichacker, M.D.
HEATHSVILLE—Walter C. Eichacker, M.D.,96, passed away at his home in Heathsville, Va. on November 18, 2015. He moved here in 1995 from Setauket, N.Y., where he had practiced family medicine for 43 years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Eric Walter Eichacker and a daughter, Melissa Eichacker Waterman.

He is survived by his wife of almost 72 years, Janet Quinn Eichacker; his brother, Franklin W. Eichacker of Glastonbury, Conn.; his son, Peter Q. Eichacker, M.D., and his wife, Nancy, of Sandy Spring, Md.; two daughters, Sarah Eichacker Oberle and her husband, Peter, of Norfolk and Rachel Eichacker Coughlin and her husband, Kevin, of Pasadena, Md. He also IS survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday, December 9, at Light of Christ Anglican Church in Heathsville. Burial will be at a later date in the family plot at the Setauket Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Setauket, Long Island, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to Light of Christ Anglican Church, P. O. Box 609, Heathsville, VA 22473; or Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, VA 22473.


Pamela C. Keen
BOERNE, TEXAS—Pamela Cooke Keen, 72, of Boerne, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, after eight years of fighting cancer.

She was born on April 26, 1943, in Washington, D.C., to George Marshall and Elizabeth Rice Cooke. On August 6, 1966, she married William H. Keen Jr. in Kilmarnock.

Pamela graduated from Lancaster High School in Kilmarnock and then went on to graduate from The College of William & Mary with a degree in elementary education. She taught second grade in Richmond, Lamar Elementary in The Woodlands, Texas, and Kendall Elementary in Boerne. She truly loved her students and her fellow teachers.

Of all her accomplishments, she was most proud of her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, listening to country music and keeping up with her favorite sports teams.

She is survived by her husband, William H. Keen Jr. of Boerne; daughters, Kimberly Keen Reynolds and husband, Gregory Reynolds, of Austin, Texas, and Amy Keen Rogers and husband, Tony Rogers, of McKinney, Texas; son, William H. Keen III of Plano, Texas; and grandchildren, Peyton, Lindsey and Graham Reynolds; and Ryan and Reese Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Rice Folger.

She will be missed by all that knew her and will be remembered for her kind heart and infectious smile.

A special thanks to Dr. Steven Kalter and his wonderful and caring staff at The START Center for Cancer Care for their treatment and care for Pam during these past eight years.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015, at the Center Point United Methodist Church, 118 Church Street, Center Point, Texas 78010, with pastor Bill Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, and/or the Center Point United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 530, Center Point, TX 78010.

You are invited to send condolences to the family at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com. Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville, Texas, handled the arrangements.


Warren S. Sellew
MECHANICSVILLE—Warren S. Sellew passed away in Mechanicsville on November 21, 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Augusta Eubank Sellew; a son, Mark S. Sellew and his wife, Pamela, of Midlothian; a daughter, Pamela Sellew Siemering of Hickory, N.C.; five granddaughters, Amanda, Jenna and Melinda Sellew and Elise and Nichole Siemering.

Born in Bartow, Fla., on October 6, 1933, he was the son of the late Herman J. and Ellen S. Sellew, and raised in Norfolk, where he graduated from Granby High School.

Warren received a bachelor’s in business administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1958 and a master’s of commerce from the University of Richmond in finance and accounting in 1970. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War conflict in the Military Police.

Warren began his working career with Seaboard Railroad Company in Richmond in 1958. He then worked for the Travelers Insurance Company in the Audit Department in 1960. From 1969 to 1972 he was employed by Wachovia Bank & Trust NA in Winston-Salem, N.C., as secretary-treasurer in Wachovia Insurance Agency Inc.

In 1972, he rejoined Travelers Insurance Company in their audit and accounting office in Washington, D.C., living in Manassas. He was president of Capital District Insurance Audit Association. Warren and his wife moved to Kilmarnock in 1989 where he continued with the Travelers and retired in 1993. He was then owner of Sellew’s Insurance Audit Company in Kilmarnock for 10 years.

Warren also was a member of Kilmarnock Baptist Church and American Legion Post 86.

Funeral services will be held at Kilmarnock Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 25. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. A military burial will be held at Morattico Baptist Church following the service with American Legion Post 86.

Contributions may be made to American Legion Post 86, P.O. Box 1982, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.

Currie Funeral Home Inc. of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.


Peter M. Williams
IRVINGTON—Peter MacLellan Williams, 84, died November 14, 2015, at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury continuing care community, Irvington, where he had been a patient since late 2013.

The cause was complications of vascular dementia. He previously lived for 46 years in Potomac, Md.

Williams grew up in Port Washington, N.Y., where he sailed on Long Island Sound as a teenager. He received a New York State Regents Scholarship, and earned a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Cornell University. His senior project at Cornell involving radioisotope particles obtained through Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s early distribution to research universities inspired his nuclear engineering career.

Williams also earned a master’s of science in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Maryland.

Williams was a nuclear engineer for Dupont at the Savannah River Laboratory in South Carolina, Aerojet General Nucleonics in California, and AMF-Atomics in Connecticut. As part of the research staff of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at Princeton University, he was co-inventor on a patent for a liquid core nuclear rocket in 1966.

The growing Williams family moved to Washington, D.C., in 1967, when he joined the federal government. At the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, he was on the licensing team for the Hatch Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia, the safety evaluation project manager for the Fort St. Vrain Generating Station in Colorado, and on the Chernobyl tracking team in 1986. At the Department of Energy from 1991 to 1994, he was director of the Division of High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors. After retirement, he was a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.

An outdoorsman, Williams was Scoutmaster of Troop 773 in Potomac. Williams and two other former Scoutmasters backpacked or canoed two weekends annually for 25 years—up and down the Appalachians and extended trips in the west and abroad.

Williams had many interests—railroads, opera, international travel and the Orioles. The Williams family enjoyed cross country travel and family camping, the beach and the bay at Assateague Island, and hiking in New England and on the C&O Canal Towpath. Longtime Unitarians, they have been a Star Island family at the Isles of Shoals off New Hampshire for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Crane Williams; six children, Jane Elkin (John) of Urbanna, Gilbert (Judy Ettenhofer) of Spring Green, Wis., Katherine Cassidy of Lubec, Maine, Annie Stewart (Scott) of Alexandria, Louise (Brian LeDuc) of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Robert (Joy Greeley) of Port of Spain, Trinidad; and eight grandchildren, Caroline, Caitlin and John Stewart, Jack and Jefferson Elkin, Anna and Evie LeDuc, and Calvin Williams.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock, 366 James Wharf Road, White Stone, with a reception to follow at the Elkin home in Urbanna.

Burial will be in Grafton, Vt. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kids First Foundation, P.O. Box 1266, White Stone, VA 22578, or the Northern Neck Food Bank, 5116 Richmond Road, Warsaw, VA 22572.