Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County

Eugene Newman

Eugene “Dale” Newman, 92, of Elkton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at his home.

He was born March 18, 1925, in Nottingham, W.Va. and raised in Highland County. He was a son of the late Ralph S. Newman Sr. and Anna Wimer Newman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clarissa M. Newman; a brother, Ralph S. Newman Jr.; and sisters, Wanda Whitmore and Jeannie Bontz.

Dale served in the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Japan and the Philippines during World War II.

He was a member of the McGaheysville United Methodist Church and attended Mount Olivet Christian Church.

He was a member of the Jr. Order for many years and owned and operated Mountain View Farm for 40 years. He was a finish carpenter at Dean Lumber for more than 25 years. He enjoyed building things and always lent a hand to help others.

He is survived by his three sons, Roger Newman and wife, Donna L., of Penn Laird, Randy Newman and wife, Donna M., of Grottoes and Eugene Newman of Elkton; five grandchildren, Brooke Newman, Larissa Ware and husband, Brian, Crystal Taylor and husband, Joe, Jessica Newman and Amanda Newman and fiancé, Patrick Mullins; six great-grandchildren, Chase Jones, Taelor Ware, Joy Downing, Elliot Downing, Levi Taylor and Daniel Mullins; a brother, Doug Newman and wife, Phyllis, of Roanoke; a sister-in-law, Tillie Newman of Bridgewater; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Mount Olivet Christian Church in Elkton with Pastor Wayne Wright officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olivet Christian Church, 38 Mount Olivet Church Rd., Elkton, VA 22827, and/or McGaheysville United Methodist Church, 10106 McGaheysville Rd., McGaheysville, VA 22840.

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Roy W. Kniceley

Roy Wilson Kniceley, 91, of Grasonville, Md. and formerly of Dayton, passed away Sept. 15, 2017, at his residence. He had not enjoyed good health for the past 10 years.

A son of the late Emanuel and Bertha Christian Kniceley, he was born Aug. 12, 1926, in Dayton. He moved to Maryland in 1951.

He worked at Bethesda Sheet Metal in Maryland for more than 30 years and retired in 1987.

One of his favorite pasttimes was eating at Cracker Barrel in Stevensville, Md.

He married Berniece Coakley Kniceley, who preceded him in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Gale Kniceley of Grasonville, Md.; and a sister, Loraine Wichael of Grottoes.

The family received friends Monday, Sept. 18, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the Dayton Cemetery with Pastor Wayne Wright officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Dennis E. Meadows

Dennis E. Meadows, 88, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Timberview Crossings in Timberville.

He was born April 22, 1929, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Clarence Meadows and Mamie Jenkins Meadows.

He loved music and was an accomplished steel guitar musician. He was a member of the Kountry Kousins, Virginia Gentlemen and several other bands.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Carolyn Settle Meadows.

He is survived by three sons, Dennis Meadows Jr. of Virginia Beach, Gregory Meadows of Harrisonburg and Jeffrey Meadows of New Market; five sisters, Darlene Buracker, Bonnie Comer, Sylvia Propes and Shirley Gray of Stanley and Brenda Grimsley of Shenandoah; three grandchildren; and his first wife, Ruby Meadows of Stanley.

The family received friends at Bradley Funeral Home in Luray on Friday, Sept. 15.

A graveside service with military honors was held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Prospect Hill Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Robert Reynolds.

Shirley A. Kelley

Shirley A. Kelley, of Centennial, Calif., passed away at her home on Sept. 11, 2017.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel; three daughters Suzanne Kelley of Los Angeles, Stacey Ferguson (Randy) of Highlands Ranch and Samantha Ann Kuo (Jay) of Irvine, Claif.; and a brother, Mark Vick (Cathy) of Whitestone, Va.

Shirley was born in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 10, 1937, to James C. and Helen (Sullivan) Vick.

She graduated from Eastern High School in Washington and began her federal career as a civilian secretary in the Department of Army’s Pentagon office.

In 1958, she secured a foreign assignment and was transferred that year to the Information Division, HQ, United States Army Europe (USAEUR), Heidelberg, Germany.

There, she met and married her soldier husband, Sam. They were married in a Heidelberg city civil ceremony in 1959 and returned to the U.S. in 1960.

After living 19 years in Pennsylvania, she and her family moved to Colorado and then to California in 1985.

After 26 years as a wife and mother, Shirley resumed her federal government service in Los Angeles. Upon returning to Denver in 1989, she joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 8 office. In 2002, she retired as Executive Assistant to the Region 8 Administration, having completed 30 years of federal government service.

Shirley and Sam celebrated 58 years of marriage this year. They enjoyed traveling, visiting most of the U.S. with vacations in Mexico, Europe and the British Isles.

Her generous heart, love of family, friends, life and her steadfast love and faith in Jesus Christ will be greatly missed.

“We know that she is in God’s arms.” — Paid obituary

Terry O. Taylor

Terry O’Dell Taylor, 65, of Penn Laird, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

He was a son of the late Eugene and Jean Heatwole Taylor.

He was a lifetime resident of Rockingham County, outside of his years playing football at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. It was during his years at UNC that he met the love of his life, Lorri Dillon Taylor, to whom he was married for over 43 years.

He devoted his life as an entrepreneur to empowering people all over the world. The ripple of his impact is seen not only in his children and grandchildren, but also in the business associates he poured into for more than 40 years. He was also a local real estate developer and businessman, who conducted every transaction with the utmost character and integrity.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Terry O’Dell Taylor Jr., Dillon William Taylor, Dirk Patrick Taylor and Bryant Lee Taylor; and 10 grandchildren.

The family received friends Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harrisonburg with Father Joe Goldsmith officiating.

Interment was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Lightkeeper Ministries at a min,istry established by Terry and Lorri to support their business team members who have incurred a tragedy or loss.

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Alice S. Hansberger

Alice Sharon Whiteside Hansberger, 69, of Timberville, passed away Sept. 12, 2017, at VCU in Richmond.

She was born June 3, 1948, in Harrisonburg, and was a daughter of the late John H. “Bugs” Jr. and Mary Louise Brown Whiteside.

She was an office manager at Gilmer Industries until her death.

She was also a member of the Kmart family for 16 years.

Surviving is a daughter, Abigail Louise Hansberger of Strasburg; a brother, Mark Whiteside of Shenandoah; and a sister, Brenda Baugher of Shenandoah.

Pastors Phyllis Diamond and Mark Briehl conducted a memorial service Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Shenandoah.

The family received friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA or Open Doors, 176 W. Market St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Alma V. Riddle

Alma Virginia “Sally” Riddle, 86, of Elkton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Alma Virginia was born Oct. 12, 1930 in Alma, Va.

On May 24, 1947, she married Jennings Eugene Riddle, who preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1986.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Cletus and Vada Dovel Housden; two sisters, Phyllis Davis and Sylvia Lucas; a son-in-law, George Kenneth Marshall; and three grandsons, Jonathan and Jeremy May and Wesley “Duke” Riddle.

She is survived by three daughters, Wanda Leavitt and husband, Chuck, of Virginia Beach, Brenda Crist and husband, Geary, of Ellenton, Fla. and Jane Marshall of Elkton; two sons, Jimmy Riddle and wife, Amy, of Elkton and Ricky Riddle and wife, Debbie, of Elkton; three brothers, Ashby and David Lam and Frederick Housden; six grandchildren, Spencer May, G. Kenneth Marshall Jr. and wife, Kara, Geary Crist IV, J. Scott Marshall and wife, Wendy, Kristie Riddle of Houston, Texas and Jennifer Crist of Windermere, Fla.; as well as 11 great-grandchildren.

Alma “Sally” was employed by Alliance Corporation and Blue Bell Manufacturing, from which she retired after 30 years of service.

She spent most of her time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Alma enjoyed gardening, canning, crocheting and working puzzles. She loved working in her flower garden, enjoyed her pets and bird watching.

She will always be remembered for her remarkable inner strength and her giving and nurturing heart.

A celebration of her life was held during a visitation at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton on Sunday, Sept. 17. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Monday, Sept. 18, with Pastor Carter Dean officiating.

Burial was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

Friends and family may visit the homes of Alma or Jimmy Riddle at anytime.

The family would like to especially thank Sentara Hospice, Edna Rivera, Linda Williams and the many caregivers for the kindness and warm-hearted care given to our mother during her illness.

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Chadrick L. Cave

Chadrick Lee “PeeWee” Cave, 42, of Broadway, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Broadway.

He was born June 24, 1975, in Rockingham County, and was a son of Bruce and Sandra Baker Cave of Broadway.

He worked for his dad and Triple C. Farms in Broadway.

He loved hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancée, Joanna Whetzel of Broadway; daughters, Brooklyn Cave Davidson of Timberville and Carmen Cave of Elkton; sons, Hunter Cave and Blake Sager, both of Broadway; a granddaughter; a brother, Chris Cave; and his grandmothers, Hallie Baker of Timberville and Betty “Mimi” Funkhouser of Harrisonburg.

Pastor Donald Guthrie will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Grandle Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway. Burial will follow at the Mountain Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery near Harrisonburg.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway. The casket will be closed.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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