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Culpeper Times • March 24-30, 2016
Athlete of the week: Breqlyne Johnson
Kenneth Lee Foster, Sr. Kenneth Lee Foster, Sr. 51, of Sperryville died Tuesday, March 15, 2016. He was born June 15, 1964 in Warrenton to Roger Lee Foster and Betty Dodson Keys. Kenneth was a beloved son, father, brother, friend and genuinely kind hearted soul. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his three children, Kenneth Lee Foster, Jr. of Hume, VA, William Zackery Foster of Marshall, VA and Amy AnnaCorine Foster of Jeffersonton and their mother, Eva Surface Armell; one brother, Curtis Edward Foster of Culpeper; his stepfather, Mark Keys; one stepsister, Christy Keys; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family, friends and loved ones. A funeral service was held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, VA with Pastor Sandy Martin officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Interment followed in Washington Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers wee Ronnie Foster, Randy Smoot, Aubrey Surface, Gary Dunivan, Greg Jenkins, and Darren Dodson. Honorary pallbearers were William Zackery Foster and Kenneth Lee Foster, Jr. An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at www.foundandsons.com Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.
Shirley Elaine Hundley Aits Shirley Elaine Hundley Aits, age 81, of Manassas, VA passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at her residence. She was born on February 10, 1935 in Chester PA, the daughter of the late John C. and Dorothy E. Hundley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Howard Aits, and a grandson, Calvin Aits. Survivors include her children, Sandra Abbott, Barry Aits, Gail Cox, Robin Anderson, Penny Aits, Rick Aits; brothers, John Hundley, Leroy Hundley, Allan Cornwell; sisters, Nancy Brock; 8 grandchildren, Brooke Carder, Amanda Knedle, Austin Aits, Heather Aits, Tyler Abbott, Jessie Aits, Wyatt Aits, Lauren Wheeler; 8 great grandchildren, Kayla Saffer, Zoe Carder, Shane Carder, Luke Knedle, Athena Knedle, Danyel Knedle, Daniel Knedle, Jr., Jordan Aits A private graveside service will be held at Stonewall Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Katherine Walton Katherine Elizabeth Walton, 27, of Culpeper, VA, peacefully entered Heaven on Tuesday morning, March 15, 2016, to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Kathy was born on December 28, 1988 in Subang Jaya, Selangor, West Malaysia, to Kevin L. Walton and Kimberly Sampson Walton. Kathy was home schooled and graduated from high school in 2007. She completed an advanced program in Graphic Design and earned her Associate of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from Penn Foster College in 2010. Kathy was an avid fan of the author C.S. Lewis and his series, The Chronicles of Narnia. She served as a moderator for the online forums of Narniaweb for several years and made many friends from around the world. Kathy was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Boston, VA where she was a tremendous inspiration to all who knew her. Kathy is survived by her parents; her sister, Amy Walton; her brother, Ben Walton; her cat, Tucker; as well as her maternal grandfather, Bob Sampson; her paternal grandmother, Marylyn Walton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Joyce Sampson and her paternal grandfather, Elvin Walton. A celebration of Kathy´s life was held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper with Rev. Kevin L. Walton officiating and Rev. Steven Harrelson coofficiating. The family received guests one hour prior to the service. A private family burial followed in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions made in Kathy´s name to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911. An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at www.foundandsons.com Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.
➤ A humble smile and warrior’s spirit describe this Devillette Editor’s note: Throughout the local high school sports season, Culpeper Times will recognize an “Athlete of the Week” from one of the sports. This week we are featuring girls lacrosse. At the end of the year, the Times will select a male and female athlete at both Culpeper County and Eastern View high schools and recognize them as “Athlete of the Year” at their respective schools. By Marshall Conner TIMES CONTRIBUTOR
Last Monday Culpeper’s junior midfielder Breqlyne Johnson had an outstanding game by any measure –she tallied three goals quickly in the first half. She was focused on scoring more goals. In fact, she was so focused that she overlooked a major career milestone unfolding on her team’s home field. The goals kept coming for Johnson in the first half, and then she noticed that her teammates were becoming increasingly excited. She had six goals and the Devilettes led 14-3 at the half. “It was just a normal hard-fought game until the end of the first half when I had scored my third goal. My teammates Megan Sheesley and Georgia Osborne ran up to me and started telling me I was close to my hundredth goal,” said Breqlyne Johnson. “I didn’t realize how close I was to scoring my 100th goal. I thought I was around the high 80s…then when it happened in the second half I was surprised.” Sometimes the best gifts are surprises. Her seventh goal had the crowd cheering. Johnson scored eight goals in a 17-7 victory over the visiting Fluvanna Flucos. Goals seven and eight were her 100th and 101st career goals respectively. Her 100th goal unfolded in a dramatic way. Johnson isolated the keeper then she rattled the net with a forceful shot. Play stopped momentarily as her coach, fans and teammates applauded her milestone. “It was a joyful feeling. I had to work hard for it, but I’ve worked hard ever since I started playing,” said Johnson the next day at practice. “We won, but it was a physical game with plenty of bumps and bruises. It was a great moment.” The physicality of lacrosse is what drew Johnson to the sport initially in her seventh grade year. “I like the aggressiveness and the history of the game,” explained Johnson. “It’s an original American sport invented by Native Americans. I am certainly proud of my own Native American ancestry in my family.”
PHOTO BY MARSHALL CONNER
Culpeper’s junior Breqlyne Johnson made history scoring more than 100 goals in her lacrosse career...and she’s got more games to play.
The warrior spirit of lacrosse contrasts well with Johnson’s other sports indoor track and competition cheerleading. She is also an accomplished singer in her church and she recently competed in the Miss Culpeper Scholarship pageant. At 3-1 Culpeper is a team that appears to be improving with each game. Johnson and her teammates want to put the Devilettes on the map as a team to be respected. Coaches and teammates praise her pace, heart and leadership. “I like that we are coming together as a team,” said Johnson. “I think that my teammates Megan Sheesley and Alex Richards have been outstanding so far. Richards has even been called my mini-me. I like the chemistry that our team is gaining.” Johnson has outstanding grades and she’s optimistic about creating more opportunities to take her skills to the next level. “I’ve looked at Bridgewater College, but I’m still exploring my options,” said Johnson. Family is also extremely important to Johnson. “They are the reason I can do what I can do, they work hard to make sure I have what I have each lacrosse season,” said Johnson. “I’m so grateful and fortunate that my parents have supported me and given me the opportunity to play lacrosse. They’ve been there for me the entire way.” Marshall Conner is a freelance contributor with the Culpeper Times. You may reach him at email@example.com