OBITUARIES

Page County - December 15, 2011




Dr. Eugene V. White
Dr. Eugene Vaden White, 87, of Berryville, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.
He was born on Aug. 13, 1924, at Cape Charles and was a son of the late Paul Randolph and Louise Townsend White.
Dr. White practiced pharmacy for 48 years, beginning in Luray, Winchester and Front Royal. He spent the last 42 in Berryville, where he retired in 1998. He was a 1941 graduate of Cape Charles High School and a 1950 graduate of VCU Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy. In 1966 he received an honorary Master of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of
Pharmacy and Science and in 2001 an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy. He served in World War II in the 26th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, and later transferred to the U.S. Army Air Corp Cadet Pilot Training.
Dr. White was a member of the Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, the Berryville/Clarke County Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post 41 and a past member of the Front Royal Lions Club.
On Aug. 28, 1948, he married the former Laura Juanita LaFontaine, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Lynda S. White of Keswick, and Patricia L. White of Berryville; one sister, Pauline W. Stephens of Fredericksburg; one brother, Dr. David A. White Sr. of Richmond; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Dubaj.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Berryville by Dr. William K. Dawson.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, in the Chapel of the Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Berryville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eugene V. White Scholarship Fund at Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, John H. Enders Fire Co. and Rescue Squad, or the Eugene V. White Scholarship Fund at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy.
Online condolences may be sent to www.endersandshirley.com.

Harry L. Ferguson
Harry Lee Ferguson, 69, of Luray, died on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
He was born on Feb. 20, 1942, in Boscowbell, Wis., and was a son of the late Harry A. and Virginia Hansen Ferguson.
Mr. Ferguson was a retired deputy sheriff for Warren County.
He is survived by a companion, Patsy Ann Barrick; two sons, Anthony Richard Ferguson of Broadway, and Harry Anthony Ferguson of Edinburg; five daughters, Geneva Oates of Gore, Debbie Snapp of Ohio, Betty Fuller of Slanesville, W.Va., Teresa McDonald of Strasburg, and Linda Bennis of Linden; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Burnell Ferguson.
A graveside service was conducted on Monday, Dec. 12, at Saint Stephens Cemetery in Mount Olive by Pastor Jack Whitacre.
Arrangements were handled by McKee Funeral Home in Augusta, W.Va.

Lakey F. Gray
Lakey Franklin “Chet” Gray, 84, of Stanley, died on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
He was born on Dec. 10, 1926, in Stanley and was a son of the late Edward Cecil and Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Gray.
Mr. Gray had worked in maintenance at Shenandoah National Park and was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Pine Grove. He was an Army veteran, having served during World War II.
He is survived by a brother, Roxy Anthony Gray of Stanley; and his caregiver, Gary Jenkins of Stanley. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Gordon Gray and Hubert Cecil Gray; and a sister, Minnie Lee Reed.
A funeral service was conducted on Friday, Dec. 9, at St. George’s Episcopal Church by Pastor Anne Sculpholme. Burial was in the Gray Family Cemetery in Pine Grove.

Chloe M. Woodward
Chloe Marie Woodward, 89, of Luray, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Page Memorial Hospital.
She was born on May 27, 1922, in Rappahannock County and was a daughter of the late Lloyd Washington Frazier and Frances Elizabeth Frye Frazier.
Mrs. Woodward had worked as a clerk for the Luray Caverns Corp. and was a member of the Luray Church of the Brethren.
On Feb. 14, 1942, she married Claude William Woodward, who died on Dec. 24, 1993.
She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Ann Barrier of Rileyville, Rebecca Shaffer of Warsaw, and Pamela R. Johnson of Polkton, N.C.; a son, Donald E. Woodward of Pattersonville, N.Y.; a sister, Ella Mabel Frazier of Luray; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Clifton H., Allie W. and Gilbert H. Frazier; and five sisters, Elizabeth J. Brubaker, Laura F. Aleshire, Gladys K. Frazier, Alice M. Frazier and Lessie Virginia Frazier.
A memorial service was conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Luray Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Jan Thompson. Burial was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Luray Church of the Brethren Disaster Fund.

Charles E. Shifflett
Charles Ellsworth Shiff-lett, 52, of Shenandoah, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at his home.
Mr. Shifflett was born on March 11, 1959, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Virgil and Elsie Dean Shifflett.
His wife, Kathy Ann Nieswander Shifflett, died on March 13, 2011.
He is survived by three daughters, Amanda Dawn Shifflett, Melissa Lynn Dofflemyer and Christina Ann Moyers; five brothers, Leonard, Roger, Joseph, Johnny and Fonda Shifflett; a sister, Phyllis Fauls; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Shifflett; and two sisters, Patricia Shifflett and Janice Lawson.
A memorial service was conducted on Monday, Dec. 12, at the Full Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle near Elkton by the Rev. Homer Frazier and the Rev. Ronald Spencer. Burial was private.

Phyllis M. Shifflett
Phyllis Maxine Shifflett, 79, of Hayes, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, following a brief illness. She became ill with sepsis on Nov. 18.


She was born on Feb. 9, 1932, and was a daughter of the late Elmer Leot Cubbage and Ruth Morris Cubbage.


Mrs. Shifflett was a native of Shenandoah, but had resided in Hayes since 2007.

 She was a member of the Lily of the Valley Church in Shenandoah and retired after 21 years as a nursing assistant at Sunnyside Presbyterian Home.
On Dec. 5, 1950, she married William R. “Jr.” Shifflett, who died in 1999.


She is survived by four children, Liz Dean of Harrisonburg, Regina Swinborne of Hayes, Billy Shifflett of Grimesland, N.C., and Carol Meadows of Hayes; three siblings, Evelene Cunningham of Shenandoah, Alvin Cubbage of Alexandria, and Naomi Coakley of Gray, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by three siblings, Eldridge Cubbage, Edward Cubbage and Wanda Turner.


A funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton by the Rev. Dickie Campbell. Burial was in the Grove Hill United Methodist Cemetery near Shenandoah.


Online condolences may be sent to the Shifflett family at www.kygers.com.


Virginia E. Baugher
Virginia Eveline Williams Baugher, 89, of Elkton, died on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.


She was born on Dec. 29, 1921, in the Swift Run area of Elkton and was a daughter of the late Raymond and Ora Baugher Williams.


Mrs. Baugher was a lifetime resident of the area and attended the one-room Swift Run School. She was a member of the Beldor Mennonite Church near Elkton and had previously been employed at Sleepwear, Bond Lumber Company in McGaheysville, and retired from Genie (Alliance) Company in Shenandoah at the age of 71.
On Dec. 6, 1941, she married James Lewis Baugher, who died on July 15, 1993.
She is survived by a son, Garland Baugher of Elkton; three daughters, Diane Conley, Fay Baugher and Kay Davis, all of Elkton; three sisters, Valton Roach, Fleta Taylor and Norma Jean Dearing, all of Elkton; 16 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by two sons, James Delano and Gary Wayne Baugher; and two brothers, Junior and Donald Williams.


A funeral service was conducted on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton by Pastor James Akerson. Burial was private at the Williams Family Cemetery in the Sandy Bottom area of Elkton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Beldor Mennonite Church, 3317 Beldor Road, Elkton, Va. 22827; or a charity of the choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kygers.com.


Virginia F. Dove
Virginia Frances Dellinger Dove, 85, of Timberville, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.


She was born on June 30, 1926, in Shenandoah County and was a daughter of the late Robert F. and Iva Dean Biller Dellinger.


Mrs. Dove was a member of the Timberville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for 45 years and the L.C.W. of St. John’s Lutheran Church for a number of years.
On Sept. 3, 1944, she married Luke W. Dove, who died on March 7, 2006.


She is survived by three daughters, Gloria J. Dovel of Shenandoah, Doris M. Fulk of Crossville, Tenn., and Connie Burkholder of Broadway; four sisters, Phyllis Halterman of Mathias, W.Va., Luella See of Harrisonburg, Fay Whitmer of McGaheysville, and Christine Taylor of Harrisonburg; three brothers, David and Robert Dellinger Jr., both of Broadway, and Donald Dellinger of West Virginia; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.


A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Grandle Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway by Pastor John Yeich. Burial was in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. GrandleFuneralHome.com.



Virginia Brockman
Virginia Brownley Brockman, 92, of Orange, passed away Friday, December 9, 2011, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Born November 15, 1919, in Portsmouth, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Margaret Cross Brownley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kemper Brockman.
Mrs. Brockman was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Orange and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Mrs. Brockman is survived by two daughters, Dorothy “Dottie” Page Edwards and husband Lucious Jr. of Petersburg, and Jeanne Brockman Yonce of Richmond; one son; Garnett Kemper Brockman and wife Sheryl of Luray; eight grandchildren, Leslie Keith Yonce IV and wife Katherine, Lori Page Yonce, Andrew Will Yonce and wife Kati, Bronwyn Page (Edwards) Mosley and husband Corey, Lucinda Ayers (Edwards) Chamberlain and husband Mike, Emily Lauren (Brockman) Zepp and husband Philip, Julia Ayers Brockman and Leah Page Brockman; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 12, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Orange by Pastor Tom Bernard. Interment followed in Graham Cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Preddy Funeral Home of Orange was in charge of arrangements. (Paid Obituary)

Doris K. Comer
Doris Kathryn Comer, 84, of Mechanicsville, died on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at the Hanover Health and Rehab Center in Mechanicsville.
She was born on July 21, 1927, in Washington, D.C., and was a daughter of the late Raymond Barlett Ryman and Ruth Virginia Comer Ryman.


On Sept. 28, 1947, she married Wayne C. Comer, who survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Connie Fretwell of Cape Coral, Fla.; two sons, Michael W. Comer of Ashland, and Joseph C. Comer of Chesterfield; two brothers, John Mark Ryman of Luray, and Isaac Raymond Ryman of Mont Alto, Pa.; a sister, Hazel Virginia Life of Mount Airy, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by a sister, Lula Elizabeth Gochenour.
A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Max W. Fisher. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Luray.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 7339 Atlee Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111; or to the Mount Zion Church of the Brethren, Luray, Va. 22835.

Doris J. Kite
Doris Jean Kite, 60, of Palmyra, died on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Hospice House in Charlottesville.
She was born on Jan. 24, 1951, in Luray and was a daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Mildred Mae Griffith Hill.
Mrs. Hill was a graduate of Alexandria Woodson High School and Warson Beauty School. She was a self-employed hairstylist.
On Dec. 24, 1977, she married Thomas Amos Kite, who survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two brothers, Dennis Nelson Hill and Kenneth Lee Hill, both of Luray.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Morning Star Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jeffrey D. Marble.

Joseph L. Jenkins
Joseph Lee “Joe” Jenkins, 73, of Luray, died on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center.
He was born on Aug. 8, 1938, in Luray and was a son of the late Howard Clarence and Esta Mae Campbell Jenkins.
On May 25, 1963, he married the former Charlotte D. Thomas, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Joseph Lee Jenkins Jr. of Lebanon Church; two daughters, Angela Jenkins of Luray, and Bonnie Sue Shenk of Stanley; four brothers, Elwood D. Jenkins of Sperryville, Glenn L. Jenkins of Stanley, Howard J. Jenkins of Luray, and Melvin E. Jenkins of Harrisonburg; two sisters, Edith E. Lillard of Luray, and Virginia Jenkins Richards Drummond of Luray; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert William “Tinker,” George “Waddle,” Harold “Pete,” Lynwood Walter and Virgil “Buddy” Jenkins.
A funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Luray Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Charles Clinedinst and the Rev. Steve Clinedinst. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Luray.
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