Mary "Peggy" Via Hitt

December 31, 1933November 17, 2018

Peggy Dodson Via Hitt, nee Mary Alice, 84 years old of Culpeper, Virginia passed peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Mary Alice’s aunt gave her the name Peggy when she was born on December 31, 1933 in Fieldale, Virginia. She was born to the late Oker Elmer Dodson and Lavinia Pearl Turner Dodson. Peggy graduated from John D. Bassett High School in 1952. She tuned radios and televisions at Ben Dix Manufacturer in Baltimore. In 1955, she returned to Bassett to help her father in his restaurant. After her marriage to the late William Via, they moved to St. Louis, Missouri. She and her husband were blessed with daughters, Sherry Lynn Thornhill (Jerry), Susan Ann Hume (Donald), Santa Marie, “Sandy,” Via (Gail Morris) and Cathy Ann Bascino Via. They returned to Fieldale, Virginia in 1963. In 1970, Peggy and her girls moved to Culpeper where Peggy worked at Culpeper Cleaners, Jolly Jeff’s/ Jenner’s and Country Café Restaurants for 36 years Peggy is survived by her four daughters, and her step-daughter, Margarite Hitt, all of Culpeper; her brother Glenn Dodson of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, her grandsons Matthew Corbin and Patrick Timmons; her great-grandchildren Courtney Berry, Lauren Berry, McKaylah Brown, Ryleigh Brown, Hayden Brown, and Raegan Brown; two nieces, Kim P. Hicks (Steve) of Culpeper, Kelly A. Pickerel of Richmond, numerous nephews, and their families. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her second husband, Eugene Hitt and her siblings, Christine Wilson (Joel), Mabel Nester (J.D.), Norman Dodson (Thelma), Dottie Pickerel Elliott (Cecil), infant brothers John Steven Dodson, and James Noble Dodson. She was also preceded in death by her grandsons, Steven Berry, Scott Berry and Shawn Berry, by her great-grandson, David Austin Corbin, her sons-in-law David Corbin and Robert Berry and her very special fur babies, Sage, Ralph and Callie. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peggy’s memory may be made to the following: Culpeper County Animal Shelter, 10144 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701; Culpeper Food Closet, P. O. Box 343, Culpeper, VA 22701; Peggy Hitt Foundation in Memory of her Grandsons: Steven, Scott and Shawn Berry, c/o Culpeper United Methodist Church, 1233 Oak Lawn Drive, Culpeper, VA 22701. Funeral services will be held in the Culpeper United Methodist Church, Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:00a.m with Rev. Randy Orndorff officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends, Friday, November 23, 2014 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway,, Culpeper, VA 22701 Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the Hitt family through


  • Culpeper Co. Animal Shelter
  • Culpeper Food Closet
  • Peggy Hitt Foundation-In Memory of Grandsons; Steven, Scott and Shawn Berry


  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 24, 2018
  • Interment Following Funeral Services Saturday, November 24, 2018

Mary "Peggy" Via Hitt

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Tonie Fincham

November 24, 2018

I could not be there in person but wanted to let you all know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have many fond memories of visiting with your mom and family over the past year. Love to you all!

Wally Bunker

November 23, 2018

Sue and I send our condolences to the family. Peggy was a very classy lady. I doubt she ever met a stranger. We share your grief and wish you well during this very difficult time. She was blessed with a loving and caring family. She will definitely be missed.

Howard and Norma Fleming

November 22, 2018

Sandy You and your family are in our prayers.