George Taylor

Passed away on October 17, 2010

George Arthur Taylor, 68, of Fredericksburg passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at his home.

He was the son of the late Raymond and Dorothy Hooper Taylor.

He was a retired executive with the Thomson Corporation (now Thomson Reuters) for many years, serving as President and CEO of Thomson Tax & Accounting Group and Lawyer’s Cooperative Publishing. He held leadership positions in Thomson Legal & Regulatory Group, West Publishing Group, and Thomson Legal Group. After retirement from the private sector, he served as the Deputy Public Printer for the United States until 2003. He held degrees from Ohio State University and the University of Virginia. He was proud of his service in the US Air Force.

He had served on the Board of Trustees for the American Inns of Court and Board of Directors for Foundation for Good Business in Raleigh, NC.

He is survived by his wife, Monecia Helton Taylor; his children Courtney Scullin and her husband, Andrew, of Minneapolis, MN; Amanda-Hunter Taylor and Montgomery Taylor of Roanoke; Travis Taylor of Fredericksburg; and his step-son Tommy Naggs of Odenton, MD. He had three grandchildren Hunter, McKensey, and Aidan Scullin; and his brother, Donald Taylor of Pensacola, FL.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010, at Noon, at St. George’s Church in Fredericksburg, VA. Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. One hour before the service the family will receive friends at a reception in Sydnor Hall at St. George’s Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the University of Mary Washington, 1119 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 to support the George and Monecia Helton Taylor '81 Scholarship in Business or to St. George’s Church, 905 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

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Mehrunissa Ramakdawala

October 22, 2010

Dear Monecia,
As a BNAer, I did not know George personally, but do know from others that he was a kind and decent human being. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. My prayers are with you and your family.

Paula Raudenbush

October 22, 2010

Dear Monecia,
Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember George's welcoming smile, even those times when he wasn't quite sure who I was.

Sherry Morgan

October 22, 2010


Bob and I were so sorry to hear about George's passing.

Sherry and Bob Morgan

October 21, 2010

Monecia, I was sorry to read of George's passing. I enjoyed our talks at the office and know you will miss him. Our prayers are with you and the family.
Sam Smart

Jim Richardson

October 20, 2010

Monecia. Words are difficult to find related to your loss. We'll miss George and trust he's in a better place. Let Mary and I know if we can help you with anything.

Brenda Davis

October 19, 2010

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers

Gregg Carneal

October 19, 2010

Monecia, sorry for your loss. George was a wonderful man. My prayers are with you and your family.

October 19, 2010

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Smith