Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County

Mary D. Hutton

Mary Davis Kline Hutton, 82, a lifelong resident of Rockingham County, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born in Broadway, on Aug. 16, 1934, and was a daughter of the late Earl A. and Letha Davis Kline.

She graduated from Broadway High School and Madison College.

She taught at Elkton High School for 10 years.

She was a home economist for VEPCO (now Virginia Power). She was the first school food service supervisor for Harrisonburg City Schools and retired in 1991 after 17 years with the Virginia Department of Education.

She was a member of American Home Economics Association and the American School Food Service Association.

On June 22, 1957, she married Ralph B. Hutton, who passed away Sept. 13, 1993.

A graveside service was held Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton with the Rev. David Vaughan officiating.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg handled arrangements.

Condolences may be sent by visiting

Loyd B. Myers

Loyd Baxter Myers, 89, of Harrisonburg, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Keezletown.

He was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Joseph and Pearl Showalter Myers.

He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, BPOE No. 450, was past commander of the American Legion Post 27, and charter member of the Harrisonburg Moose.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was an auto dealer in Harrisonburg for many years.

On Dec. 24, 1947, he married Bonnie (Cromer) Myers, who preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 2015.

He is survived by three sons, Vincent Myers, Joseph Myers and Dave Myers; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Condolences can be shared online at

Arvilla V. Spitler

Arvilla Virginia Spitler, 96, of Bridgewater, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at White Birch Estates.

She was born in Davis, W.Va., on Dec. 16, 1920, and was a daughter of the late Wilmer and Bessie (Lambert) Knicley.

She was a seamstress and enjoyed working in her yard and flower beds.

She was a member of Bridgewater United Methodist Church.

She was united in marriage, on Jan. 6, 1940, to Rudolph Galen Spitler, who preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 2002.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Watts of McGaheysville and Barbara Will of Elkton; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at Oak Lawn Cemetery on Saturday, May 20, 2017, with the Rev. Stephen Creech officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

James L. Cubbage

James “Jimmy” Lee Cubbage, 69, of Harrisonburg, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at his home in Mountain Valley after a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 5, 1947, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Lee Cubbage and Nellie Tusing.

He was a member of Bethel Church of the Brethren in Keezletown.

He worked in the construction and paving field most of his life. In later years, he worked for Buck Turner on his farm. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and working at his home.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his partner of 40 years, Mary McCracken.

He is survived by his stepfather, Wayne Tusing; one daughter, Kathy Teter; brother, Kenneth Cubbage; a sister, Barbara McHone; and three grandchildren.

The Revs. Don Guthrie and William Staton conducted a memorial service at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandle Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway.

A private graveside service will be held in Maryland. The family received friends an hour prior to the memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Barbara A. Hansbrough

Barbara Ann Hansbrough, 68, of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

She was born Oct. 15, 1948, in Harrisonburg, and was a daughter of the late Paul Conard Gray and Sudie Frances Foltz.

She worked at Pioneer Bank in Stanley, from which she retired in 2006.

She enjoyed summertime, flowers and was a lifetime member of the Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

On Dec. 31, 1999, she was united in marriage to James Hansbrough, who survives. She is also survived by a daughter, Crystal Breeden Burker of Shenandoah; stepsons, James S. Hansbrough of Harrisonburg, Michael P. Hansbrough of Medina, Tenn. and Jared J. Hansbrough of Darnestown, Md.; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 20, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shenandoah with Pastors Phyllis Diamond and Bob Thomas officiating.

The family received friends prior to the service. Friends and family are welcome to visit the home at anytime.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Page Co. SPCA, 1261 Goodrich Rd., Stanley VA 22851.

Condolences may be shared online by visiting

James L. Cubbage

Joan M. O‘Hearn, 85, of Rockingham, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

She was born Oct. 9, 1931, in New Albany, Ind., and was a daughter of the late Joseph K. and Josephine Scott Detrick.

She was raised in Louisville, Ky., and resided there until 1975 before moving to Colorado.

She always had a passion for antiques and carried this passion with her opening her own shop in Niwot, Colo.

In 1995, she moved back to Louisville to care for her mother, later moving to Harrisonburg in 2001.

She was an active member of First Church of the Brethren. She was a Deacon of the church, chair of Fellowship Ministry and member of the church board. She loved classical music and enjoyed playing the organ and autoharp.

On Dec. 11, 1975, she married Robert O’Hearn, who survives. She is also survived by a son, J. Scott Bell of Richardson, Texas; a daughter, Melissa Bell of Louisville, Ky.; stepsons, Brian O’Hearn of Beverly, Mass., and Kevin O’Hearn of Merrimac, Mass.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

There will be a visitation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. The family requests memorial contributions be made to a local food bank.

Condolences may be shared at

Keith R. Weatherman

Keith Reid Weatherman, 57, of Rileyville, died Sunday, May 21, 2017.

The family received friends Wednesday, May 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Thursday, May 25, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray.

Arrangements are by Bradley Funeral Home in Luray.

Harold W. McAlister

Harold William “Willie” McAlister, 77, of Shenandoah, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Harrisonburg.

He was born Dec. 29, 1939, in Page County, and was a son of the late Harold Norman and Freda Marie Good McAlister.

He was a member of the Bible Holiness Church and was a United States Army veteran.

He had worked at Luray Textiles, Mick or Mack, Rack & Sack and in the poultry industry.

He is survived by his siblings, Blanche Comer, Joseph McAlister and Millard McAlister.

His body is at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton, where family and friends are able to call from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 24-25.

Friends may also call at his home at any time.

He will be laid to rest at the McAlister Family Cemetery in Comertown at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Shenandoah Rescue Squad, 544 4th St., Shenandoah, VA 22849.

Online condolences may be sent to the McAlister family by visiting

Nancy J. Campbell

Nancy Jean (Strawderman) Campbell, 72, of Stanley, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

A service was held at the Leaksville Cemetery on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Burial followed the funeral service and was at Leaksville Cemetery in Luray.

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

Kenneth L. Moyers

Kenneth Lee “Kenny” Moyers, 74, of Bridgewater, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Avante of Roanoke.

He was born Oct. 26, 1942, and was a son of the late Elsie Gray (Reid) and Howard Bowman Moyers.

He had worked as a cook for Rockingham Memorial Hospital and Thomas House Restaurant and was a member of Summit Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by a sister, Betty Jo Moyers Glick of Dayton.

The family received friends Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

A funeral service was conducted Monday, May 22, 2017, at Summit Church of the Brethren, with the Revs. Tim Craver and David Miller officiating.

Burial followed the funeral and was in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Summit Church of the Brethren, 314 Summit Church Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812.

Online may be sent to the family at

Brandan L. Hardy

Brandan Lee Hardy, 32, of Timberville, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017.

He was born Oct. 20, 1984, in Harrisonburg, and was a son of Deborah Hardy Shoemaker Lantz of Broadway.

He had worked for Riddleberger Brothers in Harrisonburg.

Surviving are four brothers, Ronald Shoemaker of North Carolina, Danny Hardy Jr. of Broadway, Steven Hardy of Shenandoah and Wesley Hardy of Broadway; a daughter, Emmaly Davis Hardy of Keezletown; stepfather, Jonathan Lantz of Broadway; and stepdaughter, Brianna Vaughn of Keezletown.

His body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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