Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County

Patricia C. Morris

Patricia “Patsy” C. Morris, 78, of Elkton, passed away March 3, 2017.

She was born Aug. 18, 1938, in Elkton, to the late Rex Thomas and Annie Downey Shifflett.

She is survived by her children, Michael Shifflett, Teresa Shifflett and Neil Cash, all of Elkton, Lisa Lohr of Harrisonburg and Beth Austin of Shenandoah; a stepdaughter, Lisa Morris; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She retired in 1993 from Merck & Co. after 20 years of service.

In her early life, she attended the Upper Room Church and served alongside in ministry with Pastor Eunice Hall as a youth leader and Sunday School teacher.

Her passion for Christ continued many years afterward by organizing many bus trips to Gospel Crusades all over the country. She was faithful raising her family in a Bible-believing home and in a Holy Spirit-filled church.

A celebration of life memorial was held Monday, March 6, 2017, at the Shenandoah Assembly of God, led by Pastor Carter Dean. Family and friends were received prior to the services and following the memorial at church.

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Ricky W. Hareford

Ricky William Hareford, 64, of Elkton, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 1, 1952, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Charles Leonard Hareford and Louise Katherine Hoch Hareford.

He operated the Old and New Shop on U.S. 340 in Elkton for many years.

He graduated from Elkton High School and was one of a kind and never met a stranger. He was known as the “Legend of Elkton.”

On Sept. 4, 1994, he married Audrey McKenzie Hareford, who preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2015.

He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Dove and Angela Knupp; son, Raymond Knupp Jr.; a brother, Darwin Guy Hareford; sisters, Sharon Tate and Vickie Linn Hartley; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Burial will be private.

Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting

Jesse A. Henninger

Jesse Allen Henninger, 22, of Waynesboro, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

He was born Dec. 1, 1994, in Shenandoah, a son of Anthony and Susan Hammel Henninger.

He had a great passion for music and art and was accomplished in playing many instruments, songwriting and drawing.

He was a lifetime member of the Shenandoah Valley Knife Club and a 2013 graduate of Harrisonburg High School.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Betty Sprouse Henninger and John and Sandra Mills Hammel; and a sister, Krystle Henninger.

A memorial gathering was held Monday, March 6, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

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Philip E. Peake

Philip E. Peake, 79, of Penn Laird, passed away March 3, 2017.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia; children, Michael Peake of Harrisonburg and Karen Parsons of La Plata, Md., and five grand and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is yet to be scheduled with private burial.

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Curtis B. Dean

Curtis Brown Dean, 87, passed away Thursday, March, 2, 2017, at his home in Port Republic.

He was born Oct. 29, 1929, in McGaheysville, and was a son of the late Herbert and Serena Hensley Dean.

He was employed at Truck Enterprises for many years. He later drove a dumptruck as an independent operator until his retirement at the age of 82.

He was the last remaining of his seven siblings.

On Dec. 31, 1967, he married Virginia Marie Dean, who preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 2004.

He is survived by three sons, James “Jimmy” Dean of McGaheysville, Randy Dean of Grottoes and Jerry Dean of McGaheysville; three daughters, Jeanette Dean Blose of Timberville, Sheila Lam of McGaheysville and Lois Dean of Tenth Legion; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held Monday, March 6, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton with Pastors Carter Dean and Josh Shiffl ett officiating. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

Memorial donations can be made to Sentara RMH Hospice, 2000 Beery Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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Mildred L. Latimer

Mildred L. Latimer, 92 of Rochester Hills, Mich. and formerly of Shenandoah, passed away Feb. 25, 2017, at Wellbridge of Rochester Hills.

She was born March 2, 1924, in Shenandoah, and was a daughter of the late Reba Lam Grimsley and Floyd (Porkey) Grimsley.

She lived her early years in Shenandoah and attended Shenandoah High School.

She was employed at the Shenandoah Knitting Mill before moving to Baltimore, Md., where she worked at the Naval Shipyards and McCormick and Co.

On Jan. 15, 1955, she married Lyle Latimer and moved to Michigan. Her husband preceded her death on Jan. 17, 2007.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Robert F. Comer Sr.; a sister, Marie V. Comer; and a brother, Donnie Grimsley, all of Shenandoah.

She is survived by a son, Douglas Latimer; a daughter, Janet (Dan) Centers; and three granddaughters, all of Michigan; a sister, Barbara Payne and her husband Jim, and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Grimsley, all of Shenandoah; along with nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Potere-Modetz Funeral Home in Rochester, Mich.

Burial was at Guardian Angel cemetery in Rochester. — Paid obituary

Cathaline B. Dean

Cathaline B. Dean, 89, of Manassas Park formerly of Elkton, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Prince William County Hospital.

She was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Cherry Grove, W.Va., and was a daughter of the late Clemmie Bennett and Nora Kate Lambert Bennett.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

On March 2, 1952, she married Melvin Weaver Dean, who preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1984.

She is survived by two sons, Harry Wayne Bennett and Bobby Ray Dean; daughters, Norma Jean Gensheimer, Sharon Kay Dean, Karen Sue Dean and Lena Mae Robertson; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Luna Hagy and Lillian Woodman.

A funeral service was held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton with the Rev. Rick Robertson officiating.

The family received friends prior to the service.

Burial was at Elk Run Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sentara RMH Hospice, 2000 Beery Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting

Ronald L. Roadcap

Ronald Lee Roadcap passed, 78, of Grottoes, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at his home.

He was born in Rockingham County, on Dec. 15, 1938, and was a son of the late Herman L. and April (Raynes) Roadcap.

He managed the Roadcap Phillips 66 (Quick Stop Market) in Port Republic, and was a well-known auto mechanic in the area, and was a diehard Ford man, before he retired from plumbing and construction work.

He attended Rockingham County schools and served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962.

He attended the First Baptist Church in Grottoes.

He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed bluegrass and gospel music.

He was united in marriage, on April 14, 2012, to Dolores “Dee” (Morris) Roadcap, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Ronald Lee Roadcap Jr. and Michael Eugene Roadcap, all of Elkton; two stepsons, Michael E. Morris of Harrisonburg and Andrew T. Morris of Elkton; two sisters, Glenna Hunter of Grottoes and Linda Roberson of Waynesboro; a brother, Eugene Roadcap of Waynesboro; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and the mother of his children, Hannelore K. Roadcap of Elkton.

A funeral service was held at the Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Grottoes on Sunday, March 5, 2017, with Pastor Mark Wingfield officiating.

Burial was at Edgewood Cemetery with military honors by the Dayton American Legion Post No. 27.

The family received friends Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Grottoes, 91 Second St., Grottoes, VA 24441.

Angela S. Stum

Angela Sue Stum, 54, of Penn Laird, passed away March 3, 2017, at her home after a seven-year battle with cancer.

She was born Aug. 30, 1962, in Harrisonburg, and was a daughter of Loyd E. Milstead of Florida and the late Sandra Kay Atkins Milstead.

She attended Mount Olive Brethren Church in Pineville and was a 1980 graduate of Montevideo High School.

She enjoyed social media, camping and vacationing with the family at the beach.

She had worked at Petco in Harrisonburg for a number of years.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Eric S. Stum, whom she married Sept. 22, 1990; sons, Logan Stum and Shawn Stum, both of Penn Laird; a daughter, Ann Marie Stum of Norfolk; and a brother, Michael D. Milstead of Chicago.

The Rev. Adam Blagg will conduct the funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisonburg.

Burial will be held privately.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Lauren R. Tate

Lauren Rebecca Tate, 28, passed away March 3, 2017.

She was born June 23, 1988, and was a daughter of Stephen Charles Tate of Harrisonburg and Rebecca Strickler Tate of Elkton.

She graduated from Spotswood High School in 2006 and went on to earn a degree in dental hygiene in 2014 from Wytheville Community College.

She is survived by grandmothers, LoVada Tate of Bellaire Assisted Living and Janice Strickler of Sunnyside Retirement Community; a stepgrandfather, Charlie Oddenino of Arlington; stepsisters, Carlynn Patten of Richmond and Jenna Pernell of Harrisonburg; and the love of her life, Matthew Armentrout.

She was the epitome of a girl raised in the South. She had absolutely irresistible charm, relaxed Southern expressions and the natural inclination to be cunning, caring and witty. When she walked in the room with her big blue eyes and beautiful smile, people took notice.

She loved animals and was an accomplished equestrian.

She was a dental hygienist in Northern Virginia. Just this past week, she had moved back to the Shenandoah Valley.

She attended Mount Olivet Christian Church in Elkton and the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be sent in her memory to Mount Olivet Christian Church, 38 Mount Olivet Church Road, Elkton VA 22827, or to your local SPCA or animal shelter.

A time of gathering to meet with her family was held Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A celebration of her life was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Pastor Wayne Wright officiating.

Interment was private at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

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