Beatrice “Memaw Bea” George, 78 of Woodstock passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 at her daughters home. A funeral service will be held, Sunday February 16, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock. Burial will be private at a later date. Pastor George Bowers will officiate.
Mrs. George was born on January 5, 1936 in Middletown, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Charles Ritter Sr. and Clara Sumption Ritter. She worked for Wrangler in Woodstock for 48 years. She worked for Creekside Plain and Fancy for 20 years. She donated many hours of service to the Woodstock Rescue Squad. She was a member of the Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James Leo George; a daughter, Kathy Wilkins and husband Gary of Woodstock; 2 grandchildren, Valerie Patton and husband Josh of Woodstock, and Eric Wilkins and wife Randi of Edinburg; a sister, Frances Heltzel of Edinburg; 4 brothers, Marvin “Bud” Sumption of Maurertown, Alvin Ritter and wife Julia of Woodstock, Charles Ritter Jr. and wife Ruth Ann of Toms Brook and Ralph Ritter of Woodstock. She is also survived by 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Dennis George, Mike George, Jimmy Hollar, Randy Helsley, Randy Sumption, and Cam Warner.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeff Heltzel, Terry Ritter, Brian Ritter, Chuck Ritter, and Dale Ritter.
Attending as a group will be Edinburg class of 1954, Wrangler Ladies Lunch Group, and employees of Creekside Plain and Fancy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice 333 W. Cork St. Winchester Virginia 22601, Antioch Church of the Brethren Building Fund, 23502 Senedo Road Woodstock, Virginia 22664 and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Family will receive friends Saturday February 15, from 6-8 at Antioch Church of the Brethren.