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Frances Marie Hayden
LANCASTER—Frances Marie Hayden, 93, of Lancaster died peacefully April 12, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vivian Boice Hayden.

She is survived by a son, Charles T. Hayden of Millenbeck; a daughter, Sandra H. Shultz and her husband, Paul, of Millenbeck; five grandchildren, Stephen Boice Hayden, David Michael Hayden, Paul Edward Shultz III, Kimberly Hope Shultz Keyser, Jennifer Lee Shultz Benson; and nine great-grandchildren, Kelsey Lee Hayden, Sarah Nicole Hayden, Makynzie Gabrielle Hayden, Jordan Michael Keyser (Heather), Ian Matthew Keyser, Nathan Tyler Keyser, Mary Hollyn Keyser, Tyler Noelle Martin and Noah Graham Benson.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Corrottoman Baptist Church, Ottoman. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Corrottoman Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 48 Ottoman Ferry Road, Lancaster, VA 22503.

Although every day is a challenge, the memory of you and all the things we shared together helps us deal with the sadness. You will always be missed by all those whose lives you have touched.

Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, handled the arrangements.

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Sophie R. Savalina
MORATTICO—Sophie Rita Savalina, 87, of Morattico died peacefully on April 12, 2014.

She is survived by three daughters, Gloria S. Conley and husband Allen, Penny Savalina and Mary Savalina; 11 grandchildren, Christopher Conley and wife Kelly, Ricky Lopez, V. J. Savalina, Gina Johnson and husband George, Danielle Savalina, Angela Beverly, Larry “Bubba” Smith and wife Jeanette, Ashley Grover, Tony Baker and wife Kathy, Phillip Sudano and Victoria Sudano; 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Joseph Savalina; her daughter, Rosalie S. Rogers; her son, Richard A. Savalina; three brothers and nine sisters.

Sophie was widowed at the age of 38, having to raise her five children by herself. She was a very hard worker, a devout Christian and very devoted to her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, April 16, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 12 noon Thursday, April 17, at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 4430 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morattico Waterfront Museum, P.O. Box 80, Morattico, VA 22523.

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Lawrence H. Taft Sr.
LANCASTER—Lawrence H. Taft Sr., 91, of Lancaster died on April 14, 2014. He was a World War II veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Lottie P. Taft; his children, Lawrence H. Taft Jr. and wife Joyce, Louise Brocklebank, Gene Taft, Sandra Kellum and husband Warren, Tony Taft and wife Kathy; and Paige Bedell and husband Mike; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five stepchildren, Gloria Abbott, Bernard Anthony Jr., Diana Lowery, Larry Anthony and Drena Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Revere Taft; his sisters, Melva Coleman and Irene Clegg; his brothers, Sam Taft and Ernest Taft; and his beloved dog, Whimpy.

Lawrence was a hardworking man with 44 years of service when he retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The family thanks Mary Clegg for her kindness and support during Lawrence’s illness.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, Alfonso.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Virginia, P.O. Box 2098, Tappahannock, VA 22560.

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John W. Ridley Jr.
TOPPING—U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer John Walter Ridley Jr. set sail April 12, 2014, for new horizons, navigating by the stars to his new home in the heavenly kingdom.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Christ Church Parish Cemetery.

Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Saluda.

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John E. Malik
LANCASTER—John E. Malik, 86, died on March 24, 2014. He was born in Wendel, Pa., to John S. Malik and Anna Bacha Malik.

He grew up in the coal mining region of Southwest Pennsylvania. He graduated from Trinity High School, Washington, Pa., in 1946, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He received a bachelor’s from Washington and Jefferson College and a master’s from George Washington University.

He worked as a civilian employee for the Department of the Army mostly in budgeting and management analysis for over 30 years. He served in many agencies at many locations including the Pentagon and Heidelberg, Germany. He retired from the office, chief of engineers in 1986. Immediately after retiring he became a resident of Cove Colony in Lancaster. Since 2000, he also maintained a residence in Largo, Fla.

From his early boyhood, Mr. Malik loved learning, surrounding himself with books and frequenting libraries. In retirement, he was often engaged in four or five books at a time. He loved books on nature, wines, philosophy, birds, criticism and fiction. He read Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Steinbeck, T.S. Eliot, Joyce, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Camus and the classics.

He was a volunteer at the Lancaster Community Library for over 16 years and was an avid birder, jogger and weightlifter. He appreciated fine wines, good food, clever humor, and nearly all kinds of music from the classics to bluegrass.

He is survived by his wife of over 62 years, Betty; three daughters, Pamela Fisher of Chesapeake, Linda Shim of Cape May, N.J., and Christa Wilkin of Worchester, Mass.; his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Sckena of Daiseytown, Pa.; and six grandchildren, Shelby, Jae, Helen and Sydney Shim of Cape May; and Zachary and Benjamin Wilkin of Worchester, Mass.

Rather than flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lancaster Community Library, P.O. Box 850, 235 School Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.

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Frances Marie Hayden
LANCASTER—Frances Marie Hayden, 93, of Lancaster died peacefully April 12, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vivian Boice Hayden.

She is survived by a son, Charles T. Hayden of Millenbeck; a daughter, Sandra H. Shultz and her husband, Paul, of Millenbeck; five grandchildren, Stephen Boice Hayden, David Michael Hayden, Paul Edward Shultz III, Kimberly Hope Shultz Keyser, Jennifer Lee Shultz Benson; and nine great-grandchildren, Kelsey Lee Hayden, Sarah Nicole Hayden, Makynzie Gabrielle Hayden, Jordan Michael Keyser (Heather), Ian Matthew Keyser, Nathan Tyler Keyser, Mary Hollyn Keyser, Tyler Noelle Martin and Noah Graham Benson.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Corrottoman Baptist Church, Ottoman. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Corrottoman Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 48 Ottoman Ferry Road, Lancaster, VA 22503.

Although every day is a challenge, the memory of you and all the things we shared together helps us deal with the sadness. You will always be missed by all those whose lives you have touched.

Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, handled the arrangements.


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