OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham

Rosa V. McDorman
Rosa Virginia “Jinnie” McDorman, 88, a resident of Shenandoah, passed away Mon­day, Aug. 26, 2013, at Rocking­ham Memo­rial Hospi­tal.
She was born in Quicksburg, on Aug. 16, 1925, and was a daughter of the late Amos Lee and Rosella Lloyd Clem.
She lived the majority of her life in Shenandoah. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary, and the Women of the Moose.
She was employed at the Knitting Mill and the Genie plant, formerly Alliance Manufac­turing. She retired from Genie after 32 years.
On March 20, 1943, she married Harry Lee “Cheese” McDorman, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1999.
She is survived by sev­en children, Harry F. McDorman of Shenandoah, Amos L. McDorman of Harrisonburg, Sandra V. McDorman of Harrison­burg, Rose Hensley of Elkton, Sharon “Sherrie” K. Derrow of Elkton, Teina M. Merica of Shenan­doah and Jenny L. Mead­ows of McGaheysville; 13 grandchildren, 19 great­grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Christ United Methodist Church. A funeral service was held Thursday, Aug. 29, at the church with the Rev. Stephen Creech officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Com­munity Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the W. O. T. M., Attn: Patsy Miller, P. O. Box 238, Shenandoah, VA 22849, or Christ United Methodist Church, 501 Senior Ave., Shenandoah, VA 22849.
Online condolences may be sent at www.lindseykyger­funeralhome.com.


Leonard O. Albrite
Leonard O. “Tom” Albrite, 88, of Harrison­burg, passed away Thurs­day, Aug. 29, 2013, at Rocking­ham Memor­ial Hospital.
He was born, in Rocking­ham County, on Feb. 4, 1925, to the late John L. and Jennie Fitzwater Albrite.
A lifetime resident of this area, he graduated from Harrisonburg High School and served in the U. S. Navy. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge BPOE No. 450, a lifetime member of Hose Co. No. 4, the Har­risonburg Fire Department and Harrisonburg Rescue Squad.
He retired after 39 years with the State of Vir­ginia ABC Board. In 2009, he was inducted into the Harrisonburg High School Hall of Fame and was an avid football fan.
On Jan. 11, 1948, he married the former Phyllis Shickel, who survives.
Also surviving are daugh­ters, Cindy Barnes of Grottoes and Shelia Lam, and of Harrisonburg; a sister, Beatrice Knopp of Harrisonburg; eight grandchildren; and five great-­grandchildren.
The Rev. C. Edward Pruitt and the Rev. Wayne Wright conducted a grave­side service Saturday morning, Aug. 31, 2013, at Dayton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the RMH Hahn Cancer Center, 2008 Health Campus Drive, Har­risonburg, Va., or to the Ot­terbein United Methodist Charity Fund, 176 W. Mar­ket St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
Online condolences may be sent at www.kygers.com.


John W. Koons
John Wesley Koons, 69, of Stanley, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Life Care Center in New Market, where he had been a patient for the last two months.
He was born, on Jan. 26, 1944, in Waynesboro, Pa., to the late Watson Eugene Koons and Helen Marie Kauffman Koons Shockey.
He was a 1961 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He spent many years in the printing industry in various roles, including salesperson to well-known clients such as NOW and Ralph Nader. He was later employed as store manager for The Room Store in Fredericksburg, Falls Church and Winchester. He retired in 2008.
He was a member of Leakes Chapel Church of the Brethren, where he had served as president of the Men’s Fellowship, a member of the choir and also a dea­con. He loved to travel, draw and paint, ride his motorcycle and play golf.
On April 3, 1993, he mar­ried the former Karen Michele Painter, who sur­vives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Kimberly Bain of Waynesboro, Pa. and Michelle Black of Waynes­boro, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
The funeral service was conducted at Leakes Chapel Church of the Brethren by Pastor Mark Ray on Saturday, Aug. 31,
Bur­ial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leakes Chapel Church of the Brethren Picnic Shelter Fund or to the American Cancer Society. Friends and family may call or visit at the home of Kristi Hilliard at any time.
Arrangements were by Bradley Funeral Home Inc. in Luray.


David E. Monteaux
David Eugene Mon­teaux, 51, of Shenan­doah, passed away Aug. 29, 2013, at his home.
He was born Sept. 24, 1961, in New Jersey, and was a son of Cecilia Sim­mons of Bevins, Texas, and the late Martin R. Monteaux.
He grew up in Texas and was a skilled tow-truck driver. He owned and operated his own big rig before becom­ing ill.
He is survived by his wife, Dana Monteaux; sons, David E. Monteaux II of Shenandoah and Brandon Monteaux of Stafford; daughters, Sum­mer Doyle of Louisiana and Victoria “Morgan” Treger, at home, stepfather, Jim Bevins of Waynesboro; brothers, Richard Mon­teaux of Houston, Texas and John Bevins of Way­nesboro; sister, Darlene Mallet of Louisiana; a grandchild.
Pastor Todd Stroop conducted the funeral ser­vice Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisonburg. Burial followed in the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton.
Online condolences may be sent to the Mon­teaux family by visiting kygers.com.


Mabel W. Smith
Mabel (Mae) Williams Smith, 87, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. She had been a patient at Sunny­side Healthcare since Sep­tember 2011.
She was born Oct. 17, 1925, in Montgomery County, Va., to Walter and Lucille Swaim Williams.
She spent the early years of her life in the Al­berene area of Albemarle County, where she complet­ed her elementary educa­tion in the one-room school at Alberene and high school education at Scottsville High School. She also attended Mary Washington College.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, W. Henry Smith.
Also surviving are her daughters, Susan Houston of New Kent and Patricia Watson of Mas­sanutten; and two granddaughters.
She was a gifted home­maker, an accomplished painter, and a charter member of the Wayland Women’s Club. She en­joyed bridge and with her husband restored a 19th century mountain log home in the Beldor Hollow area of Elkton.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the funeral home with the Rev. Bob Tal­bott officiating.
A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Riverview Cemetery in Char­lottesville.
In lieu of flowers, dona­tions may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foun­dation, 199 Water St., 23rd Floor, New York, NY, 10038.
Condolences may be sent to by visit­ing www.lindseyharrison­burg.com.


Ernest J. Hensley
Ernest Jennings Hens­ley, 91, of Shenandoah, passed way Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Harrison­burg Health & Rehabili­tation Cen­ter.
Mr. Hens­ley was born Jan. 28, 1922, in Rockingham County near Elkton, and was a son of the late Hi­ram A. and Rosetta Lam Hensley.
He owned and operated Jennings Amoco near Elk­ton for 15 years and was a crew leader at Shenandoah National Park for 16 years, before retiring.
He was a mem­ber of the Free Pentecostal Church in Harrisonburg and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by a son, Jeffrey K. Hensley of Elkton; daughters, Car­olyn Hensley Clements Lamb of Stanardsville, and their mother, Cathaline Hensley, Lisa Hensley Foltz of Shenandoah, and her mother, Iva Gochenour; and two grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Elk­ton Pentecostal Church in Elkton. The Rev. James Shoemaker, the Rev. Pearl Richardson and the Rev. Travis Hensley conducted the service.
Burial fol­lowed at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton with military rites by the Gooden Brothers VFW Post 9292.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkin­son’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.
Online condolences may be sent to the Hensley fam­ily by visiting www.kygers.com.


Gilbert L. Purdham
Gilbert Lee Purdham, 91, of Stanley, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.
Pastors Leroy Hulvey and Marty Breeden will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, where visitation was from 7 to 8 p. m. Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Bur­ial will be at the Graves Chapel Cemetery in Stanley.


Sudie F. Foltz
Sudie Frances Foltz, 84, of Shenandoah, passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Harrisonburg.
Mrs. Foltz was born on Feb. 23, 1929, in Page County. She was a daughter of the late David E. Henderson and Minnie Marie Andrews Henderson Yeager.
She was a lifetime resident of the Shenan­doah area and was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She was also a member of the Avis O. Comer VFW Post No. 8613 Auxil­iary in Shenandoah.
She was employed as an oper­ator with The Alliance Co. in Shenandoah.
On Jan. 25, 1969, Frances married Roy Lee Foltz, who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1996.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Hans­brough of Shenandoah; and two granddaughters.
A funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Shenandoah. Bob Thomas conducted the service.
Burial followed at the Rest Haven Ceme­tery in Shenandoah.
Memorial dona­tions may be made to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 332, Shenandoah, VA 22849.


R. Virginia Snead
R. Virginia Snead, 93, of Augusta County, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Augusta Health, Fishersville.
She was born July 5, 1920, in Pensacola, Fla., a daughter of Thomas Rod­ney and Wave McKenzie Shearer.
She attended Tin­kling Spring Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Ruth Cir­cle. A graduate of West­ern High School in Wash­ington, D.C., she attend­ed Madison College (now JMU), worked 10 years at the World Bank in Wash­ington, and did 13 years of volunteer work with the Pink Ladies in Ormond Beach, Fla.
A memorial gathering was held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Stuarts Draft Retirement Community.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Morris Snead, USMC.
Surviving are three chil­dren, Dale Boxley, Thomas Snead and Ric Snead; a brother, Bob Shearer; a sister, Georgia Weiss; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchil­dren.
Services will be con­ducted at Arlington Na­tional Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. McDow Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared online at www.mc­dowfuneralhomeinc.com.
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