William E. "Ripty" Grayson, Sr., 80 of Reva, VA passed away on May 8, 2019 at his home. He was born on April 10, 1939 to the late Hamilton and Viola Grayson and was raised in Fauquier County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Smith; two brothers, James L. Grayson and Andrew Ferguson and a granddaughter, Amy Hodges. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Grayson; children, Tjwana Yates, Catasceena Smith, Pamela Lewis, Richard Johnson, Larry Hogan, and William Grayson, Jr.; one sister, Mary Davis, Warrenton, VA; nineteen grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren. After various jobs as a young man, he became an excellent bricklayer working for Henry Cavalier, Yates Construction, Payne Masonry, Yates and Gordon Masonry and Midland Masonry, taking pride in his work. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, and watching football, especially the Redskins. William became a Deacon at Canaan Baptist Church in Reva and was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Rochelle, VA. The family will receive friends at the Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Center, 15044 Ryland Chapel Road, Rixeyville, VA 22737 on Monday, May 13 from 12:00 Noon until the funeral service begins at 1:00 PM officiated by Rev. James Brown. Interment St. James Baptist Church Cemetery, Bealeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at www.moserfuneralhome.com.
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 394 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 10 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL MARYLAND ANNE ARUNDEL HOWARD MONTGOMERY PRINCE GEORGES IN NORTHERN MARYLAND BALTIMORE BALTIMORE CITY HARFORD IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND CALVERT CHARLES ST. MARYS IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 21 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA ALBEMARLE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG GREENE KING GEORGE ORANGE SPOTSYLVANIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA ARLINGTON CITY OF ALEXANDRIA CITY OF FAIRFAX CITY OF FALLS CHURCH CITY OF MANASSAS CITY OF MANASSAS PARK CULPEPER FAIRFAX FAUQUIER LOUDOUN PRINCE WILLIAM STAFFORD IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA MADISON RAPPAHANNOCK THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ABERDEEN, ALEXANDRIA, ANNAPOLIS, ARLINGTON, ARNOLD, ASPEN HILL, BALTIMORE, BEL AIR, BETHESDA, BOWIE, CALIFORNIA, CAMP SPRINGS, CATONSVILLE, CHANTILLY, CHARLOTTESVILLE, CHESAPEAKE BEACH, CLINTON, COLLEGE PARK, COLUMBIA, CROZET, CULPEPER, DAHLGREN, DUNDALK, DUNKIRK, EDGEWOOD, ELLICOTT CITY, ESSEX, FAIRFAX, FALLS CHURCH, FALLSTON, FALMOUTH, FREDERICKSBURG, GAITHERSBURG, GERMANTOWN, GLEN BURNIE, GORDONSVILLE, GREENBELT, HAVRE DE GRACE, HERNDON, HUNTINGTOWN, JOPPATOWNE, LAUREL, LEESBURG, LEXINGTON PARK, LUSBY, MADISON, MANASSAS, MANASSAS PARK, MCLEAN, NORTH BEACH, ODENTON, ORANGE, PARKVILLE, PIKESVILLE, POTOMAC, PRINCE FREDERICK, RANDALLSTOWN, RESTON, ROCKVILLE, SEVERN, SEVERNA PARK, SILVER SPRING, SOUTH GATE, SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE, ST. CHARLES, STANARDSVILLE, STERLING, SUITLAND-SILVER HILL, TOWSON, WALDORF, WARRENTON, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON, AND WOODBRIDGE.