Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County

Sam Hedrick Sr.

Sam Hedrick Sr., 84, of Keezletown, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born April 29, 1932, in Harrisonburg, and was a son of the late Samuel Ludwig and Ava Rebecca (Elyard) Hedrick.

After high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-56 during the Korean conflict.

After the war, he was the service and parts manager for Bumbaugh Buick and later Curtis Kite Buick for 50 years until his retirement.

He was also a founding member of the Brookwood Riding Club, past president and life member of the Valley Saddle Club and a diehard Washington Redskins fan.

He also loved the outdoors, especially spending time at Pappy’s Pond, taking long drives and horseback riding.

On July 21, 1951, he married Maggie Hedrick, who preceded him in death on Nov. 19, 2015.

He is survived by his children, Debra Thomas of Criders, Sam Hedrick Jr. of Bridgewater and Jenny Harrison of Ireland; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Complete service arrangements will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Keezletown United Methodist Church, 1456 Indian Trail Road, Keezletown, VA 22832.

Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting

Arrangements were entrusted to McMullen Funeral Home.

Evelyn P. Martin

Evelyn Painter Martin, of Stanley, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.

She was a daughter of Alfred Lloyd Good and Thelma Mauck Good of Luray.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two husbands, Evans Painter Sr. and J.C. Martin.

She is survived by a son, Evans Painter Jr.; a daughter, Bonnie Painter Reed; a grandson; a great-grandson; and a great-great-grandson.

At her request there was no family night.

A graveside service was conducted Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Stanley Advent Cemetery.

Rondal A. Painter

Rondal Amos Painter, 52, of Stanley, died Nov. 16, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was taken to Fellowship Baptist Church Friday, where the family received friends.

The funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the church. Services were performed under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home in Luray.

Dana L. Campbell

Dana Lynn Campbell, 61, of Grottoes, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born in Harrisonburg, on Feb. 25, 1955, and was a daughter of the late Ruth Wood (Randall) and Daniel Waltham Campbell.

She is survived by two sisters, Shirley Custer of Mount Clinton and Janet Robinette of Stuarts Draft; and a brother, Randall Kennedy of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The family received friends Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes. Services were private.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.

Ann G. Fielding

Ann Good Fielding, 73, of Elkton, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Journeys Crossing in Elkton.

She was born Jan. 28, 1943, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Wilmer Jasper “Jack” Good and Addie Elizabeth Breeden Good.

She was a homemaker and worked for Sleepwear in the shipping department for many years.

She was a member of the Blue Ridge Garden Club and was a dedicated volunteer at Elkton Area United Services.

She grew up in the Bethel United Church of Christ and had attended Linville Congregational Church.

She is survived by her husband, James “Jimmy” Fielding; daughters, Debi Coleman of Ashland and Lori Fielding of Elkton; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Delores Frazier of Gainesville and Betty Campbell of Shenandoah; and a brother, W.C. Good of Elkton.

Pastor Gerald Meeks conducted the funeral service Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton.

Burial followed in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

Condolences can be made at

JoAnn C. Jenkins

JoAnn Comer Jenkins, 80, of Elkton, passed away Nov. 18, 2016.

She was born June 29, 1936, in Page County, and was a daughter of the late Paul R. and Madeline Monger Comer.

She graduated from Shenandoah High School and was a member of the Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church and had been active in church functions. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Senior Citizens, and enjoyed gardening and fl owers. She retired from K-Mart after more than 20 years service.

She is survived by her husband, A.C. Jenkins Jr.; son, Bobby Jenkins of Elkton; daughter, Kim Smith of Elkton; sister, Linda Griffith of Luray; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pastor Jimmy Kite, the Rev. Rick Robertson and Larry Sullivan conducted the funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial followed in Rest Haven Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church, 500 Shenandoah Ave., Shenandoah, VA 22846.

Annie E. Taylor

Annie Elizabeth (Poindexter) Taylor, 90, of Grottoes, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

She was born in Harrisonburg, on Jan. 8, 1926, to the late George and Margaret (Brown) Poindexter.

She retired in 1980 from Bridgewater College Food Service and was a faithful member of Mount Moriah United Methodist Church in Grottoes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Taylor.

She is survived by a son, Howard Taylor Sr. of Harrisonburg; five grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A funeral service was conducted at noon Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Mount Moriah United Methodist Church in Grottoes. Public viewing was one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Moriah United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Tracey Veney, 300 S. Dogwood Drive, Apt. A, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Claude J. Martin

The Rev. Claude Jackson “Jack” Martin, 89, of Harrisonburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.

He was born June 21, 1927, in Hillsville, Va., and was a son of the late William Martin Sr. and Fannie Emaline Martin.

He graduated from Roanoke College in 1949 and received a master of divinity from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 1953.

He organized Kure Memorial Lutheran Church in Kure Beach, S.C., in August 1951. He served as mission developer and pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Norfolk from 1953 to 1960, and as pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Kannapolis, N.C., from 1960 to 1964.

He served as pastor of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church from 1964 to 1979, and then joined the staff of the Division for Mission in North America, Lutheran Church in America, from 1979 until 1988.

In 1988, he felt called to return to the parish ministry and took on the development of a new mission as the pastor of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Shallotte, N. C., from 1988 until 1992. Throughout his ministry he preached in more than 200 churches, actively promoted ecumenical activities in the community and served in many capacities for the Virginia Synod of the Lutheran Church in America. He loved to play golf and bowl and diligently researched his family’s history.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Alvina Martin; three children, William “Bill” Martin of McGaheysville, Mary Bre of Staunton and Susan Oehler of Harrisonburg; 10 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; his former spouse, Shirley Martin of Harrisonburg; two stepsons, Robert and John Nelson of Singers Glen; and a brother, Robert Rush Martin of Max Meadows.

A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 21, St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church in Mount Crawford, with Pastor Jim Kniseley and Bishop Jim Mauney offi ciating.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at 3 p.m., at Gladesboro Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hillsville, with Pastor Joseph Shumate and Bishop Jim Mauney offi ciating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ELCA World Hunger effort online at or through your local ELCA congregation.

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