OBITUARIES

Page County - December 1, 2011



Daniel J. Cave

Daniel Jasper Cave, 22, of Stanley, died on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
He was born on Dec. 18, 1988, in Harrisonburg and was a son of Michael Page and Lelsa Ann Yager Cave of Stanley.
Mr. Cave was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
He is survived by a sister, Brandy Y. Jenkins of Luray and a grandmother, Vada Yager of Stanley.
A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Evangelist Doug Gochenour. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Stanley.

Douglas W. Cave Sr.

Douglas Wayne Cave Sr., 59, of Luray, died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1951, in Luray and was a son of Dorothy Marie Cave of Luray and the late Samuel Lee Stoneberger.
Mr. Cave worked for the Luray Caverns Corp. for 31 years. He was a member of the Trinity Brethren Church.
On Oct. 22, 1988, he married Sandra Darlene Gochenour, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Douglas W. Cave Jr. of Manassas and Kevin A. Foster of Stanley; four daughters, Angela D. Broyles of Stanley, Cristina “Tina” D. Buracker of Luray, Virginia “Ginny” L. Pettit of Strasburg, and Rosella “Snooky” D. Tanner of Luray; four brothers, Samuel Lee Cave of Luray, Samuel Lee Stoneberger Jr. of Front Royal, Roger Lee Stoneberger of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ricky Stoneberger of Front Royal; six sisters, Deborah Ann Ellis of Jacksonville, Fla., Stacy Kay Torres of Stanley, Stephanie Rrenee Burker of Luray, Dianna S. Atkins of Culpeper, Barbara J. Meehan of Luray and Karen D. Smith of Arizona; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Ann Viands and two grandchildren.
A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Forney. Burial was in the Trinity Brethren Cemetery in Luray.

Paid Obituary
Kenneth R. Housden

Kenneth Randolph Housden, 76, of Luray, passed from this life on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
Kenneth was born on Aug. 16, 1935, in Page County, to the late James Robert and Naomi Rogers Housden.
Kenneth was a member of Main Street Baptist Church and a graduate of Luray High School. He worked for the A&P Comp. for 42 years and was self-employed after retirement. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960. He was a member of the Luray Loyal Order of Moose.
Survivors include a daughter, Anna Catherine Housden Glenn; a brother, James Donald Housden and his wife, Dorothy; a nephew, Robert Kent Housden and his wife, Chasity; two great-nephews; a great-niece; and an ex-wife and friend, Annie Donovan Housden.
The family will receive friends at any time at the home of Donald and Dorothy Housden, and from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Bradley Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Jolley.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Luray Fire Department.
Military honors will be given by the Comer Jones Post 621 Luray Va.

Paid Obituary
Saul J. Robinson

Saul Joseph Robinson, 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Page Memorial Hospital. He was a 1945 graduate of Luray High School and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Commerce in 1948. While at UVA, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
He is thought to be the longest serving member of the initial Board of Directors of Lord Fairfax Community College, serving for 18 years.
Mr. Robinson was born on Feb. 15, 1929, in Luray, and was the son of the late Henry and Ada Robinson.
On Feb. 14, 1954, he married Nellie Elizabeth Comer, who preceded him in death on July 10, 2009.
He is survived by a daughter, Starr Johnson, and her husband, Rick, of Luray; a son, Stuart Robinson of Germantown, Md.; four grandchildren, Christopher Robinson and his wife, Anne, of Alexandria, John Johnson and Scott Johnson of Luray and Danielle Robinson of Germantown, Md.; a brother, Joshua L. Robinson of Luray; and a sister, Sarah R. Miller of Glen Allen.
Mr. Robinson was also preceded in death by a brother, David I. Robinson, on Aug. 24, 1968.
In addition to his son, Stuart, who has been a devoted caretaker, he is survived by his other wonderful and faithful caretakers of the past several months and years Vickie Stroupe, Becky Blankenship, Brandon Stroupe, Christine Burker, Diana Mayes, Kelly Parsell, Stacey Turner, Rona Lucas and Tina Horn.
Mr. Robinson began his business career working alonside his father, Henry Robinson, at Robinson's Big Store in downtown Luray. After graduation from the University of Virginia, he taught fifth grade at Stanley Elementary School. He subsequently, in partnership with George Jones, started the Robinson-Jones Insurance Agency in Stanley. He returned to Luray and opened Robinson Realty and Insurance. At the time, he also was a partner with the late G.L. “Hop” Baughan at Baughan and Robinson. Later, he sold the insurance agency to Arthur C. Ellis Jr. After the sale of his insurance agency, he became General Manager of Luray Manufacturing and Distributing Co. (LUMAD), a subsidiary of Luray Caverns. While at LUMAD, he became friends with the late Ray V. Judd, and Mr. Judd sold h is Mountaincraft Gift Shop to Mr. Robinson and his late partner, Charles K. Clark. After a successful tenure at LUMAD, he became an executive at Luray Caverns. His most satisfying and gratifying investment was the purchase of Skyline Caverns in Front Royal in the late 1980s. He retired as President of Skyline Group in 2003.
In addition to being an astute businessman, he was also involved in the Luray and Page County community. He was president of the Luray Little League, a Luray district member of the Page County Board of Supervisors and Secretary of the Page County Electoral Board. Additionally, he was a member of Temple Beth El, the Luray Jaycees and the Luray Rotary Club.
Mr. Robinson and his late wife, Nellie, especially enjoyed attending UVA basketball games, as well as attending the annual Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournaments.
His burial services were held on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Temple Beth El Cemetery in Harrisonburg on Old Furnace Road. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray with Rabbi Joe Blair officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately after the service.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to a scholarship established in his memory, the Saul J. Robinson Scholarship Fund, Lord Fairfax Community College Educational Foundation, c/o David Urso, 173 Skirmisher Ln., Middletown, Va., 22645.


Carl J. Turner

Carl Junior Turner, 87, of Luray, died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Life Care Center of New Market.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1924, in Stanley and was a son of the late William McKinley and Zula Mae Butler Turner.
On Dec. 2, 1950, he married Catherine Cornelia Cave, who preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 2011.
He is survived by five sons, Carl C. Turner of Luray, Jeffrey L. Turner of Luray, Tony Turner of Luray, Kenneth W. Turner of Stanley and James Allen Turner of Stanley; a daughter, Tammy Dodson of Stanley; two sisters, Alena Comer of Shenandoah and Margaret Spillman of California; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Carroll Turner, Howard Turner and Glendon “Pumpkin” Turner; and a sister, Betty Holzback.
A funeral service was conducted on Monday, Nov. 28, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Mark Hopkins and Evangelist Earl E. Painter. Burial was in the Beahm's Chapel Cemetery in Luray.

Paid Obituary
Rhoda M. Turner

Rhoda Mae Gray Turner, 67, of Shenandoah, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 201, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.
Mrs. Turner was born on Oct.16, 1944, in Stanley, and was a daughter of the late Bernard Charles and Stella Mae (Gray) Gray. Rhoda was a faithful attendant of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She worked for 14 years at the Genie Company in Shenandoah, seven years at Elkton Sleepwear, and retired after working 17 years at Intrapac in Harrisonburg. She was a loving wife and mother.
On Oct. 24, 1964, she married Marion D. Turner, who survives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Aldine Gray, Leon Gray, Charles Gray and Wayne Gray; and two sisters, Eva Campbell and Nellie Collins.
She is survived by four sisters, Hazel Gray of Stanley, Betty Grimsley of Shenandoah, Bobbi Jean Patterson of Grottoes, Shirley Ann Elliott of Richmond; a brother, Dixie Gray of Stanley; two daughters, Penny Collier and her husband, Barry, of Shenandoah, and Patricia “Patty” Lam and her husband, Steve, of Elkton; four grandchildren, Briana and Cheyenne Lam and Jessica and Kendall Collier; and a great-granddaughter, Peyton Lam.
The Pastors Ellen Martin and Wilma White conducted funeral services at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. The family received friends on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also visit the homes of the family at anytime.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 2170 Fleeburg Rd,, Shenandoah, Va., 22849.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.kygers.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Douglas J. Watson

Douglas Jessie Watson, 87, formerly of Elkton, died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation.
He was born on Dec. 22, 1923, in Page County and was a son of the late Comie Milton and Goldie McDaniel Watson.
Mr. Watson was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting. He was employed by Holly Farms prior to his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lettie Breeden Watson on Feb. 3, 1992.
He is survived by three children, Lois Watson of Beckley, W.Va., Jessie F. Watson of Elkton, and Stella Snyder of Westford, Mass.; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a brother, Avis Watson of Grottoes.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Evelyn Mae Watson and Ruby Jean Watson; siblings, Nathan Watson, Floyd Watson, Nina Watson, Effie Meadows, Irma Meadows, Dahlia Watson, Dennis Watson, Georgia Hines Wilson, Roy Watson, Ray Watson and Nelson Watson; a half brother, Dan Watson; and a half sister, Elsie Meadows.
The family received visitors from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Kyger Funeral Home Elkton Chapel.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Furnace United Methodist Church near Elkton by the Rev. Nona F. Allen. Burial will be in the Elk Run Cemetery.


Albert Paul Cole

Albert P. Cole, 83, of Luray, VA died on Nov. 18, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center from Alzheimer’s disease.
He was born on March 12, 1928.
Albert served in the Army during World War II as a military police officer. He owned a television and repair business known as Cole’s TV in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He later moved to North Beach, Maryland and ran his own bakery for a few years. He worked in Manassas, Virginia as a mill worker until he retired at age 73. He did side work for a local real estate agency repairing, and painting. He was an avid horseman and adirondack chair maker.
He is survived by two sisters, Maryanne Gooch of North Carolina and Ethel Huggard of Florida; three children, Sharon Stango of Winchester, Rick Cole of Williams, Arizona, Ginnie Lukehart of Luray; 8 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Page United Methodist Church, 1062 Springfield Rd. Luray, Virginia on December 5th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Luray Volunteer Fire Department in remembrance of Albert Cole.

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James F. Bradley

James Francis Bradley, 71, of Spotsylvania County, died Saturday, November 26, 2011.
James was a kind, good-hearted person who would help anyone. He was known as “Pops” and loved to dance. Pops will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his son, John Vernon Bradley; his sisters, Jeanette Marks and Nancy Eubank; his brother-in-law George Eubank; his devoted and loving niece, Linda Ferguson; his great-great-niece, Tiana Richardson; and numerous other nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his step-children, Donna Dornette, Buckey Penn, Janice White, Cathy Christian, Laverna Harris and Joyce Penn; and many additional step-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2pm, Sunday, Dec. 4 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Inurnment will take place in Sunset Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Dr., Locust Grove, VA 22508.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

Woody M. Gallihugh

Woody Melvin Gallihugh, 69, of Winchester, Virginia, died Wednesday, November 23, 2011, in Blue Ridge Hospice Residential Center.
Mr. Gallihugh was born in 1942, in Goochland, Virginia, the son of the late James Ross and Alma Elizabeth Richards. He was in the lawncare business.
Surviving are his sons, Woody Joseph Gallihugh and wife, Peggy, of Orange, Virginia, & Randolph Francis Linaburg and his wife, Brenda, of Winchester, Virginia; three step daughters all of Winchester, Virginia; one step-son of San Mateo, California, twenty-one grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and his sister, Emma E. Sisk of Orange, Virginia.
Two brothers, Stewart Lee Richards and William Ross Richards preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 12:00-3:00 PM at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia.
Please view obituaries and tribute wall at www.ompsfuneralhome.com.


Andrew T. Good

Andrew Tyler Good, age 26, passed away Monday, November 28, 2011. He was a son of Todd Good and Betsy S. Conley.
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisonburg.
The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home. www.kygers.com

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