Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County

Louis J. Carickhoff Jr.

Louis J. Carickhoff Jr., 52, of Elkton, passed away, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at his home.

He was born Jan. 2, 1965, in Harrisonburg, and was a son of Judy Rodeffer Carickhoff and the late Louis J. Carickhoff.

He served in the U.S. Army, in which he was stationed in Germany for two years.

He was a licensed helicopter pilot and enjoyed shooting guns, riding motorcycles and working in his yard.

He worked at MillerCoors for several years as a keg liner/assembler and previously was a MWD at Scientific Drilling in Texas.

On Dec. 26, 2012, he married Emely Dayday, a native of the Phillipines, who survives.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a brother, Earl T. Carickhoff; and two sisters, Leslie C. Shifflett and Karla E. Carickhoff.

A celebration of life was held Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton with the Rev. Rick Robertson officiating.

The family received friends Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Memorial contributions can be made to Elkton Rescue Squad, 20871 Blue and Gold Drive, Elkton VA 22827.

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Paul A. Lacey

Paul Alan Lacey, 56, of Harrisonburg, passed away May 2, 2017, at his home.

He was born Sept. 8, 1960, in Northern Virginia, and was a son of Ruth Starkey Lacey of Venice, Fla., and the late Donald Lacey.

He was a graduate of Annandale High School and attended James Madison University.

He had been employed in construction and landscaping.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Timothy J. Lacey of Venice, Fla.

He was cremated and a memorial service was held Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Father Silvio Kaberia officiating.

Following the service, his cremains were interred at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA, P.O. Box 413, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.

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Hazel F. Billhimer

Hazel Fulk Billhimer, 92, of Broadway, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Life Care Center of New Market.

She was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Rockingham County, to the late Charles E. and Ollie Corbin Fulk.

She was a homemaker and a member of Cherry Grove United Methodist Church in Linville.

On June 16, 1946, she married Jesse Willard Billhimer, who preceded her in death on May 30, 1982.

Surviving are two sons, Dale Billhimer of Broadway and Gale Billhimer of Singers Glen; one sister, Helen Thomas of Broadway; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The Revs. Ed Wilkins and Wilton Thomas will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church.

Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, 10459 Cherry Grove Road, Linville, VA 22834.

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Cathaline A. Hensley

Cathaline Agnes Hensley, 89, of Elkton, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017, at Martha Jefferson Hospital.

She was born March 6, 1928, in the Weaver Hollow area of Page County, to the late Cletus Sherman and Pauline Elizabeth (Cubbage) Lam.

She moved to Elkton as a child and remained there the rest of her life. She attended elementary and high school in Elkton.

She worked for several local companies, Bond Lumber, Alliance Manufacturing, Blue Bell and retired after 29 years from Elkton Garment Company.

She was a dedicated member of the Elkton Pentecostal Church for more than 50 years.

She loved the outdoors and enjoyed flowers, gardening and landscaping.

She is survived by a son, Jeffrey Keith Hensley of Elkton; a daughter, Carolyn Faye Clements Lamb of Shenandoah; sisters, Eva Kyger of Mount Crawford and Julia Merica of McGaheysville; and two grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Elkton Pentecostal Church, officiated by Pastor Travis Hensley. Burial was at Elk Run Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Dementia Association of America, 114 N. Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901.

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Angela L. Armentrout

Angela Lanette Armentrout, 55, of Bridgewater, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.

She was born in Madisonville, Tenn., on Sept. 16, 1961, and was a daughter of Addie (Plemons) Armentrout of Bridgewater and the late William Armentrout.

She worked at the Thomas House Restaurant in Dayton.

She was a member of the Dayspring Church of the Nazarene in Mount Crawford.

She loved being outdoors fishing, camping, and being “Nana” to her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Nicole Hart of Bridgewater; a son, Cole Hart of Bridgewater; a sister, Regina Curry of Bridgewater; two brothers, Billy Armentrout of Elkton and Cody Armentrout of Covington; and two grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted Friday, May 5, 2017, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater with Pastor Doug Wade officiating.

The family received friends prior to the service. Burial was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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Bonnie G. Deavers

Bonnie Gay Deavers, 68, of Linville, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

She was born Nov. 16, 1948, in Harrisonburg, and was a daughter of the late Berlin and Frances Taylor Hottinger.

She was a secretary for Huffman Litter Service.

She was a member of the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church in Linville.

She loved to cook and help others.

On March 14, 1964, she married Lawrence Deavers, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Melanie Deavers of Broadway and Kim Deavers of Keezletown; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kenny Hottinger of West Virginia, Dennis Hottinger of Linville and Junior Hottinger of Mount Crawford; and two sisters, Sandy Alger of Harrisonburg and Anita Dovel of McGaheysville.

Pastor Ed Wilkins led a funeral service Tuesday at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church.

Burial followed the funeral service and was held at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

Friends may call anytime at the Deavers residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Condolences may be left online at the funeral home’s website at

Alice V. Wallace

Alice Virginia Wright Flory Wallace, 75, of Prince George, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017.

She was born Nov. 10, 1941, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., to the late Dr. James Christopher and Alice Tullos Wright.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Rufus William Wallace; a son, John Ditman Flory of Columbus, Ga.; a daughters, Elizabeth Flory Markwood of Ashland and Mary Alice Flory Thomas of Baltimore, Md.; stepchildren, Robert William Wallace of Harrisonburg and Jayne Beth Hartman of Mathias, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; her sisters, Ann Wright Bell and Mary Wright Hutson of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; and a brother, James Christopher Wright II of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Nicknamed “Sugar Plum” at an early age, she grew up on Lookout Mountain, Ga., and graduated from Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tenn.

She attended the University of Chattanooga, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

She relocated to Virginia and earned a degree in elementary education from Madison College in 1971.

She touched the lives of hundreds of children for 36 years until her retirement in 2008. She taught at Elkton Elementary School, Burrowsville Elementary and Beasley Elementary School in Prince George.

She was a devoted member of Christ and Grace Church in Petersburg, where she was a member of the Episcopal Church Women and the Altar Guild.

She was passionate about family history and was an active member of the Petersburg Daughters of the American Revolution and Tri-Cities Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Throughout the years, she enjoyed her memberships in the Petersburg Book Club and Petersburg Garden Club.

She enjoyed her summers as a member of Battlefield Park Swim Club and was an avid bridge player.

A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Christ and Grace Episcopal Church in Petersburg.

Interment was at Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery in Keysville.

The family request memorial donations be made to Christ and Grace Church, 1545 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, VA 23805.

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