OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County


Herbert D. Casey


Herbert Davis Casey, 91, of Grottoes, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Augusta Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Augusta County, on Jan. 26, 1926, to the late Clarence Casey and Lucille Casey Lance.

He was a member of the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church in New Hope, where he served in many capacities.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He retired from DuPont in 1986.

He is survived by his wife, Hattie Ray Casey, whom he married March 8, 1947.

He is also survived by two daughters, Sadie Graves of Grottoes and Maxine Brown of Florida; two brothers, Lewis Casey of Crimora and Samuel Casey of Grottoes; three grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and a special friend, Calvin Woodson of Waynesboro.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7814, Valley Ridge Lodge 1442 IBPOE & W (Elks) and Men of Zion Male Chorus.

The family received friends Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.

A funeral service was conducted Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Weyers Cave with the Rev. Michael Turner officiating.

Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg, with military graveside rites by Dayton American Legion Post 27.

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



William E. Michael


William Edward “Eddie” Michael, 85, of Rockingham, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Willow Estates Retirement Community.

He was born in Stokesville, on March 11, 1931, a son of the late Albert Trose and Grace Ola (Knott) Michael.

He retired from Westinghouse Electric and had worked at Celenese and Wheatly Yetzer-Ford.

He is survived by his companion, Bonnie Hoy of Rockingham.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Legacy Hospice.

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



Margie A. Hartman


Margie Ann Hartman, 70, of Timberville, passed away Feb. 16, 2017, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 28, 1946, in Nelson County, to the late Willie Edward and Lucinda Campbell Johnson.

She worked at Byrd and Fredrickson before retiring.

On June 18, 1988, she married Frank D. Hartman, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Diane Hull of Harrisonburg and Kristy Hartman of Timberville; stepchildren, Frank Hartman Jr. of McGaheysville, Mike Hartman and Dedra Layman, both of Keezletown; a special grandson, Austin Lambert; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom and Peewee Johnson, both of York, Pa.; and three sisters, Jane Mawyer of Staunton, Emma Moyer of Stuarts Draft and Linda Glovier of Waynesboro.

A graveside service was held Tuesday at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg .

The family received friends Monday at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.grandlefuneralhome.com.



Mary H. Gamble


Mary “Juanita” Huddle Baker Gamble, 88, of Elkton, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Journeys Crossing in Elkton.

She was born March 28, 1928, in McGaheysville, and was a daughter of the late Oscar Michael and Hazel Dean Michael.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two former husbands, John C. Huddle and Robert D. Baker.

She was a graduate of Port Republic High School.

She owned and operated Juanita’s Hairstyling from the mid-1970s up until her retirement.

She was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors. She was devoted to her family and friends and was a member of the Elkton Evangelical United Methodist Church.

Her surviving family include her husband, Stanley Gamble; a daughter, Dr. Diane Browne of Philadelphia; sons, John M. Huddle and David C. Huddle, both of Richmond; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Peggy Hensley; and a brother, Donald F. Michael.

A memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Elkton Evangelical United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Vaughan officiating.

The family received friends prior to the service.

Online condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.kygers.com.



Carol C. Sipe


Carol Coffman Sipe, 68, of Waynesboro, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Sipe.

She was a daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Coffman of Elkton.

She is survived by a brother, Charles Coffman II; two daughters, Cheryl and Aurora; two sons, Chris and Jeremy; and four grandchildren.

She loved gardening painting and antiquing.

She attended Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene and had grown closer to Jesus because of the wonderful people there.

A funeral service will be held at Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, officiated by Pastors Jim Corbin and George Yoder.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Active pallbearers will be Kelly Wampler, Scott Sutton, B.J. Sipe, Tonny Sipe and Zachary Coffman. Honorary pallbearers will be her Sunday school class.

Interment will follow in the Middle River Church of the Brethren Cemetery in New Hope at 1 p.m.

Condolences to the family can be made at www.mcdowfuneralhomeinc.com.



Mark T. Lucas


Mark Tracy Lucas, 42, of Stanley, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Rockbridge County as the result of an accident.

He was born April 12, 1974, and was a son of Frances Gail Lucas Thomson of Stanley.

He was a graduate of Page County High School and was employed by Perry Engineering before ill health forced him to retire.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Crystal Lucas of Luray; a daughter, Makalea Lucas; two brothers, Scott and Jason Lucas; a stepdaughter, Whitney Brill; and a stepgranddaughter, Addison Brill.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Charles Turner on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Calvary Independent Bible Church in Stanley.

Interment was at Mount Zion Church of the Brethren Cemetery near Luray.



Mary E. Perry


Mary Elizabeth Perry, 63, of Grottoes, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 3, 1953, and was a daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret (Steppe) Casey.

She was a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church in New Hope and retired from GE and Genicom in Waynesboro.

On July 17, 1982, she was united in marriage to Richard Perry, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter, Candace Perry of Harrisonburg; a son, Cameron Perry of Grottoes; stepson, Richard Perry; brothers, Lewis Casey of Crimora and Samuel Casey of Grottoes; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes with the Rev. Theodore Payne officiating.

Burial followed at John Wesley Cemetery.

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



Paul E. Foltz Sr.


Paul Edward Foltz Sr., 75, of Shenandoah, passed away Feb. 17, 2017, at the University of Virginia Hospital.

He was in the Men’s Fellowship, a deacon and member of Newport Christian Church.

He graduated from Shenandoah High School’s Class of 1960 and was a lifetime farmer who loved to fish and the outdoors.

He was a son of the late Vernon Foltz and Anna (Huffman) Foltz.

On Oct. 20, 1956, he married Brenda May Price, who died June 22, 2016.

He is survived by three sons, Bradley Foltz, Brian Foltz and Paul Foltz Jr., all of Shenandoah; one sister, Mary Frances Nichols of Shenandoah; two brothers, Page L. Foltz Sr. and Carroll L. Foltz, both of Shenandoah; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the residence anytime. The funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Newport Christian Church with Pastor Tracy Shifflett, the Rev. Walter E. Lundblad and the Rev. Rick Robertson officiating.

Interment was at Newport Christian Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorials can be made to the Newport Christian Church in his memory.

Arrangements were by Bradley Funeral Home in Luray.



Matthew H. Wheeler


Matthew Harrison Wheeler, 17, of Stanley, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

He was born April 9, 1999, and was a son of Johnny and Julie (Mathews) Wheeler of Stanley.

Also surviving are a sister, Hannah Wheeler of Stanley; and grandfather, Joseph “Topsy” and Janet Mathews Sr. of Stanley.

A memorial service was held at Newport Church of the Brethren Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, with Pastor Duane Painter officiating.

Services were performed under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home in Luray.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Page SPCA.



Hazel R. Life


Hazel Virginia Ryman Life, 86, of Mount Airy, Md. and formerly of Harrisonburg, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.

She was born in Washington, D.C., on April 16, 1930, and was a daughter of the late Raymond Barlett and Ruth Virginia Comer Ryman.

She graduated from Stanley High School and in 1950 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse.

Her nursing career started at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

She was head nurse in the Pediatric Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

She was a member of Locust Grove Church of the Brethren since 1968.

On Nov. 30, 1950, she married Charles Amos Life, who preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1990.

She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia L. Miller of Mount Airy, Md. and Charlene L. Counts of Dayton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Ryman of Luray.

The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Weavers Church Cemetery with the Rev. Gregory Quintrell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local hospice or Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, 13358 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.



Gary L. Moyer


Gary Lee “Radar” Moyer, 69, of Keezletown, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 26, 1947, in New Market, and was a son of the late Everette and Leota Dove Moyer.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He worked at Trumbo Electric in Broadway for many years before retiring in 2013.

He was an avid deer hunter.

On Jan. 9, 1976, he married Sandra Kay Derrer Moyer, who survives.

He is also survived by a son, Terry Michael Moyer of Keezletown; a sister, Joy Elaine Moyer of Mount Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisonburg with Pastor Neil Summers officiating.

A visitation followed the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.

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



Gerald A. Hilliard


Gerald Allan Hilliard, 68, of Stanley, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Rockbridge County.

He was born Feb. 18, 1948, in Luray, a son of the late James Cephas and Louise Virginia (Stroupe) Hilliard.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by a daughter, Amy B. Goode of Toms Brook; brothers, James C. Hilliard Jr. of Stanley and Kenneth D. Hilliard of Stanley; a sister, Wanda G. Hoak of Luray.; and one grandson.

A memorial service was held at Bradley Funeral Home in Luray on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

Memorials can be made to Calvary Independent Brethren Church, 1294 Mount Zion Road, Luray, VA 22835, in his memory.



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