Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County

William E. Glendye Sr.

William E. “Bill” Glendye Sr., 90, of Broadway, passed away July 12, 2017, at the Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born June 7, 1927, in Augusta County, to the late William C. and Flora A. Huntley Glendye.

He was a manager for 30 years at Safeway Stores in Harrisonburg before retiring.

He was a member of Sunset Drive United Methodist Church in Broadway, where he was a volunteer with the men’s Sunday school class.

He was a former member of the Lions Club.

He loved God, church and Sunday school.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

On July 17, 1967, he married the former Doris L. Long, who preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 2016.

Surviving are two sons, William E. Glendye Jr. of Germany and Galen L. Glendye of Texas; three daughters, Lisa Bange of Harrisonburg, Patty L. Carter of Grottoes and Debra G. Cox of Bridgewater; two stepsons, Jeffrey A. Chandler of Broadway and Greg Chandler of Grottoes; three sisters, Louise Smith of Georgia and Florine Atwell and Lorine Huffer, both of Elkton; 14 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dr. Tom Murphy conducted a funeral service Monday, July 17, at the Grandle Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway.

Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

The family received friends Sunday, July 16, at the Grandle Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901, or American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave., Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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Jennifer F. Miller

Jennifer “Jenny” Fitzgerald Miller, 68, of Harrisonburg, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

She was born Feb. 20, 1949, in Staunton, and was a daughter of the late Rufus Daniel and Marilyn Talley Fitzgerald.

She was a 1967 Harrisonburg High School graduate and later attended Dunsmore Business College.

She worked for Whitesel Brothers as an administrative assistant and retired from there after many years.

Known for her caring and cheerful personality, she loved people and doing things for others. She loved her family deeply.

She was an active member of Mount Tabor United Methodist and loved spending time with her church family.

On Sept. 9, 1972, she married Frank S. Miller, who survives.

Also surviving is a daughter, Kari Lynn Miller-Smith of Boston; siblings, Dennis Fitzgerald of Delaware and Cathy Fitzgerald of Elkton; and a granddaughter.

The Rev. Kay Barstow Gentry conducted a graveside service Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. A celebration of life service followed at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church.

The family received friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Women of Mount Tabor, P.O. Box 245, Lacey Spring, VA 22833, or Cat’s Cradle, P.O. Box 2128, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.

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Warren K. Saufley

Warren Kemper Saufley, 93, of Weyers Cave, passed away Tuesday evening, July 11, 2017, at his home.

He was born June 5, 1924, in Grottoes, and was a son of the late Floyd and Edna Craun Saufley.

He was a lifelong resident of Weyers Cave and graduated from Weyers Cave High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and earned two Purple Hearts and numerous other medals while in the European Theater.

He owned and operated grocery stores before retiring and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sue Saufley; a son, Joseph W. Saufley of Moseley, Va.; a daughter, Susan S. Huffman of Albuquerque, N.M.; stepchildren, John A. Baars and Fred W. Baars, both of Grottoes; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brothers, Robert Saufley of Mount Crawford, Carl Saufley of North Carolina and Richard Saufley of Marion, Va.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Alda E. Saufley.

A graveside service was held Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Naked Creek Cemetery with Steve Saufley officiating.

Military honors were by Dayton American Legion Post 27.

There was no formal visitation, but friends may sign the register book at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Merita S. Meadows

Merita Sue Hinegardner Meadows, 76, of Elkton, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at her home.

She was born June 8, 1941, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Carroll Dewitt and Lena Pearl Stepp Hinegardner.

She enjoyed gardening and flowers.

She was a very active member at the Elkton Seventh-day Adventist Church, where she was the former treasurer for many years.

She was an active member of the social committee for the church and helped with meals and all of the church activities.

On Sept. 22, 1960, she married Frank Meadows, who survives.

She is also survived by her sons, Timothy Meadows of Elkton, Christopher Meadows of Luray, David Meadows and Anthony Meadows, all of Elkton; brothers, Carroll G. Hinegardner of Mount Crawford, Carl E. Hinegardner of Mount Sidney and Charles R. Hinegardner of New Market; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A funeral service was held Monday, July 17, 2017, at Elkton Seventh- day Adventist with Pastors Roger Mace and Richard Coston officiating.

Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Seventh-day Adventist Church Building Fund, 20995 Blue and Gold Drive, Elkton, VA 22827.

Charles W. Payne

Charles “Sonny” Wilmer Payne, 69, of Singers Glen, passed away July 14, 2017.

He was a son of the late Gifford Lee and Mabel Grandle Payne.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of Harrisonburg Amvets No. 7.

He was employed by Graham Packaging and Valley Protein.

On Oct. 2, 1971, he married Kathy H. Payne, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Robbie Payne of Harrisonburg, Kevin Payne of Elkton and Jeffrey Payne of Singers Glen; siblings, Gary Payne, Floyd “Joe” Payne, Connie Walters and Kenneth “Gene” Payne; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The Rev. Jimmy Kite will conduct a memorial service Wednesday, July 19, at 11 a. m., at the McMullen Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 10 a.m.

The body was cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Singers Glen Fire Department, P.O. Box 373, Singers Glen, VA 22850, or to the Singers Glen Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 75, Singers Glen, VA 22850.

Condolences may be made online at

Golda K. Shomo

Golda Kathleen (Dovel) Shomo, 83, of Shenandoah, died Thursday, July 6, at Journeys Crossing Assisted Living in Elkton.

She was born Oct. 8, 1933, in Stanley, to the late Ezra and Beulah Florence (Housden) Dovel.

On Feb. 14, 1954, she married Robert R. Shomo, who died Aug 21, 2015.

She is survived by her three children, Jeffrey and wife Dawn Shomo of Culpeper, Gregory and wife Carol Shomo of Warrenton, and Cynthia (Shomo) and husband Martin Offenbacker of Elkton; her six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Heather Offenbacker and her fiance Damien Fields of Dayton and their daughter Lana Fields, granddaughter Olivia Offenbacker of Elkton, grandsons Jordan and Derick Shomo, both of Culpeper, granddaughter Diana and husband Lee Canafax and their children Connor and Isabel Canafax, all of Milton, W.Va., granddaughter Brooke Shomo and her fiance Kent Heitman of Falls Church, companion and caregivers Pete and Anda Cook, brother Ervin E. and wife Louise Dovel of Stanley, brother Earl W. and wife Dorothy Dovel of Stanley, brother Randolph and wife Barbara Dovel of Shenandoah, brother Bobby L. and wife Barbara Dovel of Stanley, brother Charles and wife Carolyn Dovel of Stanley, brother Roger D. and Gloria Dovel of Shenandoah, and sister Maxine D. and husband Lewis Viands of Manassas.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, D. Louise and husband George Maher; brother, Roy Elmo and wife Betty Dovel; and sister-in-law, Jean Dovel.

Family received friends at Leake’s Chapel Church of Brethren on Sunday, July 9, with funeral sevices Monday, July 10, 2017, at the church.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Shenandoah Rescue Squad, 544 4th St., Shenandoah, VA 22849 or Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethern in her memory. — Paid obituary

Alva D. Tice

The Rev. Alva Daniel Tice, 91, of Massanutten, passed away July 14, 2017, in Harrisonburg.

He was born May 23, 1926, in Boynton, Pa., to the late Simon and Naomi Yoder Tice.

He graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School, Frostburg State College and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

He served as an ordained minister for 58 years in Mennonite, United Methodist and Brethren churches.

In addition to being renowned for his eloquent words, his thought-provoking sermons and his compassionate pastoral care, he was a lifelong learner (a student of philosophy, politics and classical music among many other things), an eager traveler and a lively historian — regaling all who would listen to his entertaining, poignant and sometimes humorous ancestral stories reaching back to the early 1800s.

He was an active member in Lions Clubs, serving as past chapter president at Massanutten, where he resided at his beloved Bergenheim for the last 22 years of his life prior to an eight-month stay at Avante Nursing Home.

He was married to his wife of 73 years, Rebecca (Townsend) Tice.

He is survived by four children, A. Daniel Tice of Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; H. Kent Tice of Charles Town, W.Va.; Patrima Tice of Alexandria and Rebecca Tice of Falls Church; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Jost of Harrisonburg.

The family will receive friends at Kyger Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 21.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Mount Olive Brethren Church, 2977 Pineville Rd., McGaheysville. All in attendance are warmly invited to remain at the church fellowship hall for a light lunch and to share informal remembrances of their friend, relative and pastor.

Interment will be at the Mountain Valley United Methodist Church cemetery prior to the memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made his name to any of the churches he served.

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Nancy A. Cook

Nancy Ann Cook, 68, of Elkton, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, following a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 10, 1948, in the Beldor area of Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Oliver “Bum” Sr. and Mary Gladys Hensley Shifflett.

She was employed in dining services at JMU before retiring to help take care of her grandchildren, with whom she loved spending time. She also had a great passion for bluegrass music, riding on the Skyline Drive and having family gatherings.

On Nov. 4, 1967, she married Larry R. Cook, who survives. She is also survived by a son, Randy Cook; daughter, Kimberly Cook; brothers, Oliver “Dickie” Shifflett Jr., C. Dale Shifflett and Earl Shifflett; sister, Betty Roach; and two grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Sunday, July 9, at Elk Run Cemetery with the Rev. Don Leatherman officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Emergency Squad, 20871 Blue and Gold Drive, Elkton, VA 22827.

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