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Betsy Jones Alexander, 71, October 14, 2008. She was a long time member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her brother, Faris Henry Jones and is survived by her children, Mitchell Alexander (Libba), Mary Richardson, Marjorie Donovan (Mike), and Meg Alexander; grandchildren, Anne, Mark, Michael, Will, Sam, Beth, Lucy and Eliza. A memorial service was held October 20, 2008 at St. Pauls Episcopal Church.

Deacon William McKinley Andrews, Jr., October 14, 2008. He was a teacher for the Alexandria City Public School system who was well liked by students and other educators. He is survived by his wife, Wanda A. Andrews; father of Youlisha Bundy (Dante), Serina Andrews and Glenn Andrews; two grandchildren; his mother, Dorothy S. Andrews; grandmother, Marion Hawkins; a brother and a sister and many other friends and relatives. Services were at Lewis Funeral Home on October 22, 2008.

Linda Leigh Johnson Barrett-Turner, October 15, 2008. Wife of Charles Turner, Jr.; mother of Craig, Cecily and Christopher Barrett and stepmother of Charles Turner, III, Carl Turner, Tijuana Young and Kevin King. She is also survived by two brothers and three sisters. Services were at Greene Funeral Home on October 21, 2008.

Wallace James Borden, Sr., LTC, USA (Ret), October 13, 2008. Husband of LaVerne Borden; father of Michael, Wallace Jr., Karl and Diane Bordon; grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of two; uncle of two nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be at the Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel, Friday, January 9, 2009 at 11 a.m.

Joan Berry Funn, 74, October 13, 2008. She was an elementary school teacher who began her career in Alexandria in 1958 at the old Charles Houston Elementary School and at the Mount Vernon and the James K. Polk elementary schools. After retirement in 1992, she continued to substitute teach until 2008. She was vice president of the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage. She also served on the boards of the Alexandria NAACP and Hopkins House. Mrs. Funn was a member of Jack and Jill of America; Delta Chi Phi and the womens auxiliary of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. A Member of Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, she served on the St. Teresas Guild. She is survived by her husband, Carlton A. Funn, Sr., two sons, one daughter three grandchildren, a sister and many other relatives and friends. Services were October 21, 2008 at Alfred Street Baptist Church.

Robert Earl Gardner, Col. (Ret.), USAF, October 11, 2008. He served in the United States Air Force for 24 years, which included three tours of duty in Vietnam during which he received a Bronze Star for valor. After leaving the Air Force, he was a contractor with Logicon. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa and a big Hawks fan. His last job was at the Wyeanoke Elementary School as a cafeteria host. He lived fully with pride for his children and his county and himself. Services will be at the Demaine Funeral Home, Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 2 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Mabel Inez Powell Leake, 96, October 4, 2008. She attended the Baptist Temple and Downtown Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and member of the Mission Society. She was preceded in death by her son William I. Wheeler and 13 siblings. Services were held October 14, 2008 at the Riverview Cemetery in Charlottesville.

Nancy Maxwell Noone, 85, October 9, 2008. Noone and her husband, Charles Noone, moved to Alexandria in 1950. She was a member of St. Marys Parish, Hunting Creek Garden Club, and Belle Haven Country Club until the couple moved to Williamsburg. She returned to Northern Virginia in 2004. She had a life long love of gardening, golf and needlework. Her husband died in 1990. She is survived by five children; Noone Remley, Judith Maxwell Noone, Misi Noone Ballard, Robert Maxwell Noone, and Margaret Noone Boyle; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, son-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Remembrance will be offered at St. Marys Catholic Church on Friday, November 28, 2008 2 p.m.

Marcella Clea English Sheppard, October 11, 2008. She is survived by her former husband, Joseph Sheppard, daughter, Annette Sheppard; granddaughter, Natalie Battaglia; brother and sister-in-law, three aunts and an uncle and numerous cousins. Services were held October 25 at the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church.

John G. Smith, October 13, 2008. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy H. Smith; father of John William Smith and grandfather of Sean and Michelle. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on October 20, 2008 at St. Louis Catholic Church.

Cynthia Marie Soroos, 34, September 29, 2008. Survived by her parents, Howard and Margaret Sorros; sister Sarah, brother Eric and many other friends and relatives. In her blog, Memories of Cindy, her sister Sarah wrote, This website is full of the memories I shared with my sister, reminders of all of the fantastic and crazy times we spent together. We were supposed to be able to laugh and talk about it all well into old age. A memorial service was held on October 18, 2008 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Chester E. Vosper, 88, October 10. 2008. A licensed real estate agent since 1958, she became the principal broker of Hicks Realty, Inc. in 1970. In 1974, she was president of the Northern Virginia Board of Realtors and named Realtor emeritus by the National Association of Realtors in 2008. She was a member of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. Her husband, Stanley R. Vosper, died in 1989. She is survived by her children, Lee Vosper Dorman, Cindy Vosper Chetti and Stanley R. Vosper, Jr.; her brother William Hobson; six grandchildren and one niece. Services were held at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House on October 15, 2008.

Clinton Thomas Wair, on October 12, 2008. He is survived by a daughter, Donna Wair Hall, and son, Donald R. Owens; two sisters and many friends and relatives. Services were held on October 18, 2008 at Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church.

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