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Former school board member Fred Peatross, 76, passed away

Frederick W. Peatross

Frederick W. “Freddie” Peatross, 76, of Ruther Glen died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Memorial Regional Medical Center.

Born in Caroline County, he was a graduate of the University of Richmond. After graduation, he went to work at the Caroline Progress and later opened Peatross Offset Printing. He was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, where he had served in several positions. He was a charter member and past president of the Reedy Church Ruritan Club and served as treasurer for many years. He also served as Chesapeake District lieutenant governor and governor.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice P. Peatross; three sons, D. Wayne Ball and his wife, Sue, Donald L. Ball and his wife, Jeannie, and Roger B. Ball and his wife, Beth; a brother, Donald Peatross and his wife, Ann; two sisters, Julia Waller and her husband, Mervin, and Ann Hardy; seven grandchildren, Joey Reid and his wife, Michelle, Garrick Ball and his wife, Shanda, Mandy Ball-Domenech and her husband, Irving, Rachel Jacobus and her husband, Jason, Kathryn Ball and Matthew Stuckey, Colleen Cassada and her husband, Paul, and Steward Ball; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green with the Rev. Bill Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow in Signal Hill Memorial Park, Hanover. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Paul’s UMC or Frog Level Volunteer Rescue Squad.

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