Marlin Haynes

<bt>Marlin Haynes, 86, died on Sunday, Jan. 5 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas.

Marlin was born on March 13, 1918 in Freeling, Va. to the late Russell and Hessie (nee Mullins) Haynes.

He was a member of the Yorkshire Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the Brentsville Loyal Moose Lodge. He was one of 18 children and enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. Mr. Haynes also was a veteran of the United States Army.

Mr. Haynes rendered home house care to his wife of four years. He is predeceased by his wife Bessie May Haynes.

He is survived by five children: Roger Ellis Haynes of Wardensville, W. Va.; Ronald Lee Haynes of Timberville, Va.; Jerry Allen Haynes of Manassas, Va.; Jimmy Marlin Haynes of Occoquan, Va. and Karen Marie Haynes Ormsby of Manassas, Va.; six siblings: Julia McFall of Bellville, Ohio; Tollie Haynes of Rustburg, Va.; twin sisters, Winnie Mullins and Minnie Phipps of Clintwood, Va.; Joyce Willis of Timberville, Va. and Augusta Adams of Alexandria; eight grandchildren: Ronald Lee Haynes Jr.; Roger Ellis Haynes Jr.; Jerry Allen Haynes, Jr.; Brad Allen Haynes; Deena Michelle Jackson; Amy Lee Haynes; Kelly Maries Froney and James Tanner Haynes. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren: Jacob, Mitchell, Lucy, Cameron, Sydney, Haley Marie, Calley and Alana.

Visitation was held at the Yorkshire Free Will Baptist Church, 7620 Chestnut St. in Manassas on Saturday, Jan. 15. Services and interment followed at Woodbine Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Lonnie D. Salyers officiating.

A memorial contribution may be made in the form of a donation to: Yorkshire Free Will Baptist Church, 7620 Chestnut St., Manassas, VA 20111.

<sh>Virginia Clyde Starkey

<bt>Virginia Clyde Starkey, 92, of Bridgewater, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Bridgewater Home in Bridgewater.

She was born on Dec. 25, 1912 in Catawba, Va. and was the daughter of the late Ammon and Mamie Brunk Starkey.

Miss Starkey was a retired educator with 43 years of service in Roanoke County and Alexandria schools as a teacher and counselor. She received a BS from Radford University and her masters in secondary education from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She was a Fulbright Exchange Teacher in Sheffield, England for one year. She a life member of the Church of the Brethren and most recently a member of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. Special interests included gardening and flower arranging, poetry, collecting art and traveling. She received the editor's choice award from the National Library of Poetry in 1993 for her poem "Snow." She was also a member of the Kappa Gamma Educational Society. While living in Alexandria and the District of Columbia, she did volunteer work for the Red Cross in the D.C. hospitals. She also delivered Meals on Wheels and while a member of the Washington City Church of the Brethren, she volunteered many years in the soup kitchen.

She is survived by a sister in-law, Gladys Starkey of Roanoke; nieces and nephews, Duward and Helen Starkey of Roanoke, Loretta and Clint Wade of Moneta, Gil and Bobbie Starkey of Austin, Texas, Beverly and Ken Craft of Rocky Mount, Patricia Starkey of Catawba, Larry and Nancy Starkey of Catawba. Numerous great nieces and nephews also survive.

Life long friends Kathryn and Floyd Mason lovingly remember Virginia through shared life experiences. In joyful times and in hurtful times, they were the "wind beneath her wings."

Virginia also is remembered by her many students, caregivers, friends and relatives whose lives she touched and whose lives touched her.

A celebration of life service was held on Monday, Jan. 17, 2005 at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Robert E. Alley, the Rev. Wendell C. Eller and the Rev. Earle Fike officiating. Interment followed at East Hill Cemetery in Salem, Va..

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 249, Bridgewater, VA 22812.

<sh>Maynetta S. Booth

<bt> Maynetta S. Booth (nee: Shade), 86, went to be with her Lord Jesus from Lakeshore Manor in Racine on Saturday, Jan. 8.

She was born in Chambersburg, Pa. on April 20, 1918 to Harry and Bulia (nee: Bitner) Shade. Maynetta was raised in Richmond, Va. and resided most of her married life of 42 years in Alexandria with her husband, Arthur C. Booth, who preceded her in death. She had resided in Racine for the past five years. She attended Grace Church and was active in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). She had a heart for serving others. She loved boating on Lake Michigan and attending the Reefpoint Marina Church.

She is survived by her son, A. Chris (Patricia) Booth of Franksville, Wisc.; her sister, Betty Ann Stone of Richmond, Va.; granddaughter Kristin (James) Hodgin of Franklin, Tenn.; grandson Patrick (Lori) Booth of Sturtevant, Wisc.; and great-grandchildren Colin and Hannah Hodgin. She is further survived by her nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral Services were held at Grace Church in Alexandria on Jan. 10 and were conducted by Pastor Jerry Worsham. Visitation took place prior to the service.

Memorials have been suggested for American Diabetes Association, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Wauwatosa, WI 53226 or Grace Church of Racine, Wisc. Graveside services were conducted in Reedville, Va. On-line condolences may be emailed to

<sh>Phyllis E. (Brandt) Russell

<bt>Phyllis E. (Brandt) Russell, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005 in Alexandria, after a long battle with ataxia. She was born in St. Peter, Ill. on Feb. 2, 1942. A resident of Alexandria for 37 years, she retired in 1997 from U.S. Airways as a legal secretary. She also served as Bethany Lutheran church secretary for 10 years.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Charles R. Russell of Alexandria; two sons David W. (Shea) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Gregory S. of Anchorage, Alaska.; two grandchildren; a brother, Delmar Brandt of Cisco, Texas and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bethany Lutheran (Church) Preschool. 2501 Beacon Hill Road, Alexandria, Va. 22306 or to N.A.F. Chesapeake Chapter, 5938 Rossmore Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814-2232.