OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County


Elaine G. Kohlman


Elaine Grace Kohlman, 86, of Elkton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Union City, N.J., on Aug. 2, 1930, and was a daughter of the late Annette (Milkowski) and Adolph W. Ramm.

She worked as a bookkeeper for John Deere and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

On April 8, 1972, she was united in marriage to David T. Kohlman, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter, Elaine Hawes of New Jersey; two stepdaughters, Kathy Smallman of North Carolina and Karen Shipps of Pennsylvania; a stepson, Mark Kohlman of Tennessee; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a nephew.

Services were private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harrisonburg/Rockingham SPCA, 2170 Old Furnace Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.

Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes was entrusted with the arrangements.

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



Robert H. Moran


Robert H. Moran, 76, of Penn Laird, passed away at his home on Dec. 3, 2016, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Ingrid Moran; his brothers, Ferd Moran and John Moran; his children, Kristy Kovatch of Fairfax, Brian Moran of Herndon, Sasha Moran of Ruckersville, Brendon Moran of Arlington, Robert Moran of Arlington and Patrick Moran of Harrisonburg; and four grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ferdinand Moran and Lillian Moran French.

Originally from Washington, D.C., he graduated from Wilson High School, attended Wake Forest University and graduated with his MBA from American University. He co-founded Stern & Moran Properties, which owned and managed commercial real estate properties in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

He kept an active life near “the farm” in Orkney Springs, enjoying many ski runs, tennis matches and rounds of golf at Bryce Resort.

A celebration of his life will be held at Cross Keys Vineyard in Mount Crawford, on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations maybe sent to the Orkney Springs Fire & Rescue (540-856-2990).

Condolences may be shared online at www.kygers.com.



Norma T. Mills


Norma Talmadge Mills, 93, of Shenandoah, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Life Care Center in New Market.

Mrs. Mills was born March 16, 1923, in Richmond, and was a daughter of the late Abraham and Nellie Holt Thurston.

On Aug. 16, 1943, she married Richard Terrence Mills, who preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1999.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Mae Lipscomb and husband, Willard; and extended family, Tommy and Tensie Higgs, Joe and Mary Mills and Buddy and Fran Mills.

Norma was an active member of Fields United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. Her beautiful smile, infectious laughter and youthful spirit will forever be missed. She had a way of making you feel good just by being in her presence.

Norma is survived by her son, Richard V. Mills and wife, Linda, of Shenandoah; daughter, Tracy M. Stratton of Shenandoah; grandchildren, Tiffany Hutchens and husband, Eddie, Logan Stratton and Nash Stratton; half-sisters Sheila Johnson, Sylvia Jean Crouch and Ellen Robins, great-grandchild, Ripley Hutchens; nephews, Terry Mills, Kendal Lipscomb and Julian Lipscomb and wife, Ritchie; nieces, Janet Higgs and Sandy Hammel and husband, John; great-nephews, David Jones, Michael Jones, Terry Lipscomb, Scott Lipscomb, Christopher Hammel and wife, Lois, Jonathan Hammel, and wife, Anges, and Jefferson Hammel; great-nieces, Robin Jones, Susan Henninger and husband, Tony, Debra Oakley, and Brenda Ellison; friends, Charles Grunewald, Kathy Arrington and Jim Slye; and many more great-great nephews and nieces.

The family will commemorate her life privately at Norma’s request.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fields United Methodist Church, Shenandoah Rescue Squad or Life Care Center in New Market.

“May you run and not by weary. May your heart be filled with song. And may the love of God continue to give you hope, and keep you strong. And may you run and not be weary. May your life be filled with joy! And may the road you travel always lead you home.”

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com. — Paid obituary



Annie M. Randolph


Annie Marguerite (Shank) Randolph, 95, of Bridgewater, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.

She was born in Mount Crawford on March 7, 1921, and was a daughter of the late Ward Glenn and Lottie Mae (Kline) Shank.

She worked at the Bridgewater School cafeteria from 1951 to 1986, and retired as the manager.

She was a member of Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.

She was united in marriage on Jan. 21, 1941, to James Edward Randolph, who preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1991.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Hinkle of Penn Laird; a son, Gary Randolph of Johnson City, Tenn.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-greatgrandson.

A funeral service was held at the Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, with the Rev. Jeffery Carr officiating.

Burial followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

The family received friends Thursday, Dec. 1, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Bridgewater, VA 22812.

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



Doris L. Glendye


Doris Lee Glendye, 79, of Broadway, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at the Harrisonburg Health and Rehab Center.

She was born Jan. 19, 1937, in Bridgewater, and was a daughter of the late Ralph L. and Charlene Rawley Long.

She retired from J.C. Penney and was a member of the Sunset Drive United Methodist Church in Broadway.

On July 17, 1967, she married William E. “Bill” Glendye, who survives.

Also surviving are sons, Jeffrey A. Chandler of Broadway and Greg Chandler of Grottoes; daughters, Lisa A. Bange of Harrisonburg and Patty Carter of Grottoes; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Dr. Tom Murphy conducted a funeral service Monday at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway. Burial followed at the Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

The family received friends Sunday at the Grandle Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

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



Billy E. White


Billy Evans White, 58, of Broadway, passed away Dec. 3, 2016, at his home.

He was born Aug. 9, 1958, in North Carolina, and was the son of the late Leonard Harrison and Addie Mae Farmer White.

On Oct. 31, 1995, he married Melody Warner White, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Cody Warner of Broadway; and siblings, Leonard White Jr. and Eula Mae Rushing.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m., at the Mount Zion Cemetery. A memorial service was held after the service at Bethel Mennonite Church at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to assist with burial expenses, McMullen Funeral Home, 5784 Greenmount Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mcmullenfh.com.



Nelson F. Blosser


Nelson Franklin Blosser, 76, passed away Nov. 28, 2016, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born Aug. 10, 1940, in Rockingham County, to the late Leo and Irene Blosser.

He grew up in the Weyers Cave community and graduated from Middle River High School. He then attended Weaver Airline Personnel School in Kansas City, Mo.

From there, he accepted a job with Delta Airlines in Atlanta in 1962 as a reservation agent. He worked his way up through the company serving as supervisor, superintendent of Airport Passenger Services, manager of Cargo/ Cabin Services and retired in 1993 as manager, Atlanta Station.

In his retirement, he enjoyed farming and spending time outdoors as well as supporting his grandchildren in their different activities.

He was a faithful member of East Newnan Baptist Church.

Nelson is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen Kadidlo Blosser; children, Michael Blosser, Timothy Blosser, Tina Hodge, Kristie Gardner, Chris Blosser and Kathy Wood; and 13 grandchildren; and two sisters, Doris Brewer of McGaheysville and Shirley Miller of Port Republic.

Memorial contributions can be made to Bridging the Gap, P.O. Box 223, Newnan, GA 30264, or to East Newnan Baptist Church (Abby Peacock, Missions).

A funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 2, at East Newnan Baptist Church with the Rev. Pat Latta and the Rev. Frank Powers officiating.

Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga.


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