OBITUARIES

Page County - December 8, 2011



Martha Drumheller
Martha Louise Drumheller, 94, of Waynesboro, died on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Luray at the home of her son, Robert Drumheller.
She was born on July 4, 1917, in Clifton Forge and was a daughter of the late Cornelius Eugene Hartbarger Sr. and Vida M. Tilley Hartbarger.
Mrs. Drumheller was a member of the Basic United Methodist Church in Waynesboro, but also attended Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin, while a resident there. She was also a charter member of the Waynesboro Sweet-Adeline Women’s Barbershop Chorus.
Her husband, William Martin Drumheller Jr., preceded her in death.
She is survived by six children, Wesley Mark Drumheller, Robert Bonson Drumheller, Larry Edward Drumheller, Patricia May Claiborne, William Martin Drumheller III and Georgann Ellen Lawhorne, with whom she had resided for a short time; a brother, Cornelius Eugene Hartbarger Jr.; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Windsor Drumheller; two sisters, Mary Ellen Hartbarger Pawlik and Eleanor Hartbarger Gregory; and a brother, James Francis Hartbarger.
A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes by the Rev. William Ricketts. A graveside service was held at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Clifton Forge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville, 300 9th St., Charlottesville, Va. 22903-3454.
Online condolences may be sent to www.reynolds hamrickfuneralhomes.com.

Erma E. Lambert
Erma E. Lambert, 81, of Winchester, died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center.
She was born on April 23, 1930 in Arcola and was a daughter of the late George and Mary O’Mear Stickman.
Mrs. Lambert worked for 34 years as a housekeeper for the Comfort Inn. She attended Hotts Chapel.
On Sept. 13, 1950, she married James E. Lambert, who survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are seven children, Eddie Lambert, J.C. Lambert, Jack Lambert, Rick Lambert, Michael Lambert and Jo Ann Lambert, all of Winchester, and Bonnie Flynn of Stephens City; three brothers, Ralph Stickman of Luray, Robert Stickman of Purcellville, and Roy Stickman of Baton Rouge, La.; two sisters, Dorothy Clark of St. Cloud, Minn., and Joyce Ann Sullivan of Corpus Christi, Texas; and six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two children, Lucy Mae Lambert and Kenneth Michael Lambert; six brothers, James Stickman, Carlton Stickman, Harold Stickman, Melvin Stickman, twins David Frederick Stickman and Frederick David Stickman; and four sisters, Mildred Stickman, Joan Sullivan, Myrtle Evans and Mary Jane Stickman.
A funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Phil Brumback. Burial was in Shenandoah Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be left at www.jonesfuneralhomes.com.

Joseph P. Hatfield
Joseph Preston Hatfield, 80, of Burnsville, Minn., died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, after a short battle with melanoma.


He was born on Oct. 18, 1931, in Shenandoah and was a son of the late James and Hilda Hatfield.
Mr. Hatfield graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1952 with a degree in electrical engineering, completed a master’s in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois in 1955 and actively served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1958. He had worked at General Electric, Honeywell, Alliant Techsystems, the University of Minnesota and, most recently, at Walgreens. He was a pilot and an avid photographer.
In 1952, he married Barbara Ann Hatfield, who died Nov. 12, 2011.
He is survived by four children, Jeff, Cheryl, Brian and Stephanie; a brother, Jack Hatfield; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Myrtle Hatfield; a brother, Douglas Hatfield; and a sister, Maxine Van Hyning.


A memorial service was conducted on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the First Memorial Funeral Chapel in Edina, Minn. A service with family and friends in Virginia will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation.

Tina R. Shirkey
Tina Rae Shirley, 47, of Stanley, died on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.
She was born on Dec. 30, 1963, in Luray and was a daughter of Anna Bessie Stoneberger Housden of Stanley and the late Alvis “Strayer” Housden.
Ms. Shirkey was a member of the New Hope Pentecostal Church.
Surviving in addition to her mother are a daughter, Annie Wood of Stanley; her fiance, Butch Hilliards of Stanley; a stepdaughter, Holly Brenner of Stanley; a stepson, Derrick Hilliards of Stanley; two sisters, Tammy Cubbage and Candy Bailey, both of Stanley; two brothers, Jimmy Cave of Stanley, and Allen Cave of Dover, Del.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Cave.
A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the New Hope Pentecostal Church by Pastor Randy Miller and Evangelist Doug Gochenour. Burial was in the Graves Chapel Cemetery in Stanley.

Gerald P. Bradley
Gerald Page Bradley, 66, of Luray, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
He was born on Oct. 26, 1945, in Luray and was a son of the late Robert Clyde and Leoma Irene Hoak Bradley.
On April 13, 1966, he married the former Bonnie Lou Painter, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Karen Y. Weakley of Stanley, and Bobby Seekford of Luray; five brothers, James Leroy Hoak and Bobby Carlton Bradley, both of Florida, Douglas Clyde Bradley of New Market, and Cletus Melvin Bradley and Larry Steve Bradley, both of Luray; two sisters, Judith Arlene Good and Sandra Kay Painter, both of Stanley; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was conducted on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Lighthouse Gospel Church by Evangelist Earl E. Painter and Garland “Bubba” Gochenour.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad, Stanley, Va. 22851.

Sharon L. Price
Sharon Lavonne Lucas Price, 53, of Luray, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
She was born on Feb. 10, 1958, in Harrisonburg and was a daughter of the late Harry Edward and Angie Elizabeth Aleshire Lucas.
She is survived by three sons, Nathon Price of Luray, and Bryan and Jared Price, both of Shenandoah; two sisters, Bonnie Good and Gloria Wampler, both of Shenandoah; and four grandchildren.
A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Leroy Hulvey. Burial was in the Coverstone Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Andrew T. Good
Andrew Tyler Good, 26, of Page County, passed away Monday, November 28, 2011, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
He was born in Orlando, Fla., on June 3, 1985, and was the son of M. Todd Good and Rebecca “Betsy” Conley. Andrew was lovingly referred to as “1st Baby” by his family but delighted in referring to himself as “best baby.”
Andrew lived an active lifestyle and was often found riding his GSXR Motorcycle, enjoying time with friends, and working with computers. He traveled extensively and lived abroad in Okinawa for several years with his loving maternal grandparents, Retired Lt. Col. Robert Moore and Bonnie S. Moore, who survive. Andrew graduated from Okinawa Christian Academy and became skilled in computer information systems. He was employed with KVK Precision Specialties in Shenandoah as the IT administrator.
In addition to his parents and maternal grandparents, he is survived by maternal great-grandmother, Naomi Stanley; paternal grandparents, Thomas K. and Carolyn G. Martin of Stanley; his stepfather, David Conley of Shenandoah; siblings, Chase Conley and Heather Conley of Elkton; Brian Good and Tyler Good of Luray; and his nephew, Audyn Good of Luray. He is also survived by his aunt, Edwina Tanzi; cousins, Christopher, Chad and Victoria Tanzi, all of Oviedo, Florida.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2011, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisonburg. Entombment followed in the Eastlawn Memorial Gardens’ Mausoleum.
The family received visitation prior to the service Saturday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. (Paid Obituary)

Munson memorial
A memorial service for Christopher Bruce Munson of Luray, who died Oct. 2, 2011, is planned for 2 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 11, at Rapids Run in Luray, one mile past Shenandoah River Outfitters (turn right at Captains Lodge). The service will be conducted by the Rev. Chris Walker.

Deanna D. Brown
Deanna Dawn Brown, 34, of Stanley, died on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.
She was born on Feb. 25, 1977, in Woodbridge and was a daughter of Robert E. Henry of Stanley and the late Shirley Henry.
Surviving in addition to her father are three daughters, Ariel Brown of Luray, India Brown, and Hanna Freeze of Stanley; a son, Christian McAlister; a sister, Jane Marie Rosser of Stanley; and three brothers, Robert Henry of Luray, and Edward R. Henry and Grover Henry, both of Stanley.
Services are pending at the Bradley Funeral Home.

Charles E. Shifflett 


Charles Ellsworth Shifflett, 52, of Shenandoah, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.


Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton is handling arrangements.
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