OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County


Robert E. Morris


Robert Edward “Eddie” Morris, 47, of Waynesboro, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Highland House Assisted Living in Clifton Forge.

He was born in Harrisonburg, on Nov. 16, 1969, and was a son of the late Carrie Mae (Raines) and Elzie Jarrels Morris Sr.

He was a member of Mill Creek Church of the Brethren in Port Republic.

He is survived by two sisters, Judy Morris Didawick of Broadway and Carol Morris Chapman of New London, N.C.; four brothers, James Edward Morris of Bridgewater, Richard Joseph “Dickie” Morris of Grottoes, Patrick Wayne Morris of Reading, Pa. and Michael Raines Morris of Frankford, Del.; and a foster brother, Leroy Hammer of Elkton.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Mill Creek Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Glenn Bollinger officiating.

Because red was his favorite color, feel free to wear red to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carrie Morris Memorial Library, c/o St. Paul’s UCC, 5 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, PA 19522, and/ or Grottoes Food Pantry, c/o Mill Creek Church of the Brethren, 7600 Port Republic Road, Port Republic, VA 24471.

Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes is entrusted with arrangements.



William D. Craun


William Daniel Craun, 83, of Mount Crawford, passed away July 23, 2017.

He was born in Charlottesville, on Dec. 11, 1933, and was a son of the late Modern Monroe and Hilda Roberts Craun of Orange.

He had a successful 38-year career with VDOT in Northern Virginia.

He is survived by Gloria Breeden Craun, his loving wife of 64 years; a son, William Daniel Craun Jr. of Harrisonburg; daughters, Pamela Craun Damico of Libertyville, Ill. and Kelly Craun-Carey of Hurdle Mills, N.C.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Emily Craun Crebbs.

A memorial service was held July 23, at Port Republic UMC. Interment was at Graham Cemetery in Orange.

Memorial donations may be made to Grottoes Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1187, Grottoes, VA 24441.

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



Junior A. Hedrick


Junior Alfred Hedrick, 87, of Harrisonburg, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Born in Upper Tract, W.Va., on Aug. 13, 1929, he was a son of the late Jacob A. and Mary “Mollie” Rexrode Hedrick.

He loved spending time with his family and restoring classic cars with his son and grandson.

He was a member of Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren and retired from Walker Manufacturing in 1991 as a setup machine operator.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maxine Sipe Hedrick; one son, Dave Hedrick of Linville; one daughter, Tonya Knight of Dayton; one grandson; one granddaughter; his sisters, Elva Ratliff of Harrisonburg and Juanita Miller of Luray; and a brother, Vernon Hedrick of Harrisonburg.

A funeral service was held Thursday, July 27, at the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren with Pastor Dan King officiating. Interment followed in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



Debbie Garrison


Debbie Garrison, 54, of Elkton, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the home of her daughter, Laurie Hensley. She fought a courageous and faithful 12-year battle with breast cancer and had resided with her daughters for a number of years.

She was born Nov. 15, 1962, in Harrisonburg, and grew up in Grottoes.

She was employed by Rockingham Memorial Hospital for a total of 23 years.

In 2009 and just prior to a metastatic diagnosis, she had moved to Cape Coral, Fla., where she was employed by Lee Memorial Health Systems.

She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, all outdoor activities and photography.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Garrison Myers, and father, Paul E. Harris.

She is survived by two daughters, Kelli Nicole Hensley of Harrisonburg and Laurie Marie Hensley of Elkton; a grandson; a brother, Kenny Myers of Grottoes; four half-brothers and sisters, Frank Myers of Wilmington, Del., Wilmer Myers of Port Republic, Frances Clark of Grottoes and Joyce Fix of Effingham, S.C.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Impact Ministries, 330 ShenElk Plaza in Elkton, with Pastor Brad Lewis officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening in the sanctuary at Impact Ministries.

Memorial gifts may be made to Kyger Funeral Home for final expenses.

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



Charles R. Jameson III


Charles Robert “Sonny” Jameson III, 74, of Weyers Cave, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017, at his home.

He was born in Harrisonburg, on Jan. 7, 1943, and was a son of the late Charles R. Jr. and Clara Mills (Barr) Jameson.

He was a farmer and had worked for Piedmont Airlines, US Airways and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by three daughters, Virginia Marie Jameson of Elizabeth City, N.C., Melissa Gail Jameson-Andrews of Dayton and Cheryl Elizabeth Jameson-Lucas of Stanley; a half-sister, Barbara Marie Jameson Henry of Bridgewater; two sisters, Linda Faye Jameson of Richmond and Carolyn Ann Jameson Marshall of Bridgewater; a special companion, JoAnne Eimers of Fishersville; and five grandchildren.

A masonic service followed by a memorial service was held at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater on Friday, July 28, 2017, with the Rev. Hollis Dodge officiating.
Military honors were by Dayton American Legion Post 27.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Fire Department, 304 N. Main St., Bridgewater, VA 22812, or Weyers Cave Fire Department, 1235 Keezletown Road, Weyers Cave, VA 24486, or Acca Shriners, 1712 Bellevue Ave., Richmond, VA 23227.

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



Mabel J. Morris


Mabel “Jean” Jones Morris, 84, of Shenandoah, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Life Care in New Market.

She was born Nov. 21, 1932, in Shenandoah, and was a daughter of the late Lewis Floyd and Mabel Breeden Jones.

On Oct. 29, 1966, she married Roy Howard Morris, who preceded her in death on June 6, 2017.

She grew up in Shenandoah and attended Saint Peter Lutheran Church, where she worked in the nursery.

She worked at Blue Bell, Merck, Dan’s Steak House and the Country Inn.

She cherished time with her family and her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Short and Tammy Yager, both of Shenandoah; two sons, Eddie Morris of Stanley and Randy Morris of Shenandoah; a brother, Robert Jones of Harrisonburg; a sister, Frances Hisey of Elkton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family received friends Monday, July 31, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call the children’s homes at any time.

A private burial was held at Rest Haven Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Condolences can be shared online by visiting www.kygers.com.



Barbara Dean


Barbara Dean, 62, formerly of LaFayette, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 23, 2017, at her home in Lacey Spring.

She will be remembered for her love of cooking, sense of humor and zest for life. Her passion and love for family and friends was unsurpassed.

Always one for adventure, she and partner Tom Cole shared their passion for their favorite Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Affectionately known as “Bitsy,” she was an accomplished horsewoman in the Morgan and Tennessee Walking Horse community.

A World Championship ride at the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., was one of her life’s many highlights.

She enjoyed a 34-year career in the poultry business. She began work at Rocco Enterprises and most recently served as a transportation specialist at Cargill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mary Plumpton.

She is survived by her companion, Tom Cole; stepsons, Dakota and Cody Cole; brother, Fred Plumpton; and one stepgrandson.

The family received friends Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Jimmy V. Foundation, 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513.

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



Emory L. Shiflet


Emory Lenwood Shiflet, 91, of Bridgewater Retirement Community and formerly of Fort Defiance, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017.

He was born Nov. 5, 1925, and was a son of the late Dyche E. and Edna Skelton Shiflet.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Wright Shiflet.

He is also survived by a brother, Claude Shiflet of Asheboro, N.C.; four children, Barbara A. Whaley of Clearwater, Fla., Donald L. Shiflet of McGaheysville, Douglas R. Gordon of Suffolk and David C. Gordon of Easton, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He grew up on the family farm near Churchville, where he was born.

He was the owner of Shiflet Insurance, a life insurance brokerage, where over the years he worked with thousands of Valley families.

His spare time was devoted to his cattle farming, a passion he nourished from youth.

He especially loved his farm in Highland County and had a lifelong interest in horses.

He was a longtime member of Hebron Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder.

A memorial service was held at Hebron Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Burial was in the Hebron Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to the Bridgewater Healthcare Foundation, 302 N. Second St., Bridgewater, VA 22812.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.henryfuneralhome.net.



Gloria A. Hensley


Gloria Ann Hensley, 68, of McGaheysville, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at her home with family by her side.

She was born April 24, 1949, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Howard Randolph and Mary Elizabeth Frazier Hensley.

She worked as a seamstress for many years, and later went to work at the Kroger bakery in Harrisonburg, where she made beautiful cakes.

She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregation for many years.

She is survived by two nieces that she raised like daughters, Shay Hensley and Kris Hensley; four brothers, Delmas Hensley, Keith Hensley, Phillip Hensley and Don Hensley; two sisters, Debbie Hensley and Cathy Wetnight.

A family graveside service was held Friday, July 28, 2017, at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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



Carolyn J. Showman


Carolyn Jeanette Showman, 67, of Timberville, passed away July 29, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 10, 1950, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Wilmer and Jeanette Ruth Golliday Shoemaker.

She was a self-employed housekeeper. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Timberville.

On June 10, 1966, she married Stanley Dennis Showman Jr., who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Laurie Price of Timberville; a son, Christopher Showman of Timberville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Judy White of Linville, Bonnie Mowbray of Grottoes and Wilma Lee Shipp of North Carolina.

Pastor Don Smith will conduct a funeral service Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ in Timberville.

Burial will follow the funeral and be held at the Timberville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1112, Timberville, VA 22853, or Sentara RMH Hospice, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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



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