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Alfred Ellyson “Apple” Ailsworth

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Alfred Ellyson “Apple” Ailsworth

Alfred Ellyson “Apple” Ailsworth, 88, of Deltaville passed away on January 3, 2018 at the Hospice House of Williamsburg. He was a loyal and dedicated member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church. 

A native of Deltaville, Alfred was the son of the late Robert Dea and Lelia Ailsworth. One of 11 children, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Dr. Robert Dea Ailsworth, James Raynor Ailsworth, Evelyn Apsley, Amanda Payne, and Phyllis Ailsworth.

Mr. Ailsworth is survived by his wife, Mildred Ward Ailsworth; five children, Alfred (Pam) Ailsworth Jr., Stephanie (Terry) Greenquist, Ellen Ailsworth, Millicent (Larry) Wilson and William Ailsworth; seven grandchildren, Brooke Ailsworth (Billy) Bertrand, Justin (Mandee) Ailsworth, Dylan Greenquist, Taylor (Brittany) Greenquist, Avery Greenquist (David) Walsh, Jack (Jane) Lord, Benjamin Wilson; and two great-grandsons, Raylan James Bertrand and John Lord V. He is also survived by five siblings, his brother, Mike Ailsworth; sisters, Virginia Steinmetz, Betty Fuller, Dorothy Burroughs and Patricia Gwitt; and many nieces and nephews.

Throughout his career of over 70 years, Captain “Apple” was the owner and operator of various buyboats, freight boats, tugboats and barges that operated mostly on the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, acts of kindness and support throughout Apple’s life and his recent illness. Visitation was held for family and friends at Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Mathews on Saturday followed by funeral services at Cornerstone. Burial services were held at Zoar Baptist Church cemetery in Deltaville followed by a reception in the fellowship hall of Zoar Baptist Church.

Donations may be made to Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Buckley Hall Rd., Cobbs Creek, VA 23035, or the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

posted 01.10.2018

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