OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County


Claude L. Breeden


Claude Lester Breeden, 75, of Elkton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at his home.

He was born Sept. 9, 1942, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Layton and Cordelia Lam Breeden.

He retired from Myers Ford in Elkton, where he was employed for more than 50 years.

In his youth, he worked at his father’s sawmill and on the family farm.

He liked to drag race in his 1956 Ford at East Side Speedway, work on automobiles, watch NASCAR and turkey hunt.

He is survived by his wife, Mertie Mae Breeden; children, Bobby Breeden of Elkton, Angela Breeden of Harrisonburg and Steve Breeden of Elkton; and three grandchildren, including Dustin Collins who was raised in the home.

A funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton with Pastor David Wade and Pastor Gerald Meeks officiating. Interment followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home or will at the Breeden home at any time.

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



John F. Glover


The Rev. John Frederick Glover, 81, of Grottoes, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 31, 1936, in Charleston, W.Va., and was a son of the late Andrew and Opal Myers Glover.

He graduated from Marshall University and went to seminary at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, N.Y.

He served in many churches, including those in Buchanan, Weston and Morgantown, W.Va. and Austin, Minn. He was Canon to the Ordinary Bishop Robert Atkinson, the Bishop of West Virginia. He was a canonical member of the diocese of Virginia.

He had lived, since 1989, in the Harrisonburg area, where he served at Emmanuel Episcopal Church until he retired in 2001 after 55 years in ministry.

During his retirement, he was supply priest at the Church of Good Shepard in Folley Mills, Va. After retiring from priesthood, he drove a bus for the City of Harrisonburg and continued to minister to his passengers on the bus. He was an avid golfer.

On May 31, 1981, he married Susan Beth Trimble Glover, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Charles F. Glover of Houston, Texas and Bradley W. Glover of Ravenswood, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Laura Minnich Lockey, Father Daniel Robayo, the Rt. Rev. David Jones and Minister of Music, Dr. Richard McPherson.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Saint Stephen and the Good Shepherd, P.O. Box 854, Elkton, VA 22827, or Church of Good Shepherd, 809 Lee Jackson Highway, Folley Mills, VA 24401.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.



Patricia A. Berry


Patricia Ann Berry, 59, of McGaheysville, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

She was born Dec. 14, 1957, in Harrisonburg, and was a daughter of the late Lewis Olden and Hilda Marie Berry.

She graduated from Elkton High School in 1975.

She was an animal advocate and always contributed to local animal shelters and charities in the area.

She was a member of the Landmark Tabernacle, where she loved her church family and enjoyed being involved in church activities, such as the African Mission Outreach.

She is survived by her brother, Douglas L. Berry; and a sister, Francis Nicholas, both of Elkton.

The family received friends Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

A funeral service was also held Sunday, Oct. 29, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton, with Pastor Gerald Meeks officiating.

Burial followed the funeral and was at Elk Run Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA, P.O. Box 413, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.

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



John W. Mackey Jr.


John Wayne Mackey Jr., 52, of Grottoes, passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving family Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at his home.

He fought a battle of cancer with a determination and grace.

He was born Feb. 17, 1965, and was a son of John W. and Sharon Sanders Mackey of Brandywine, W.Va.

He graduated from Franklin High School and served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years and with three honorable discharges.

He worked for Loudoun Milk Transportation for 15 years and also Houff Transportation.

He spent many springs and falls fishing and hunting with his daughter. He had a passion for gardening.

On April 28, 2001, he married Jennifer Ann Corley, who survives.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his daughters, Brooke Alexis Mackey of the home, Kimberly Moore of Philippi, W.Va. and Bethany Pennington of Montrose, W.Va.; five grandchildren; a brother, Michael Mackey of Arden, W.Va.; and a sister, Sherry Weasenforth of Brandywine, W.Va..

Honoring his wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with the Rev. Amanda Garber officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Jennifer Mackey to help offset medical expenses.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www. lindseyharrisonburg.com.



Gregory A. Lam


Gregory Allen Lam, 61, of Elkton, went to walk with Jesus Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 15, 1956, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late James Elwood and Christina Pearl Lam.

Gregory worked all of his life as a carpenter and retired in 2015 from Peak Construction in McGaheysville.

He had many interests including older cars that he had owned over the years and spending time with his family and friends.

He was a devoted husband, dad, grandad, brother and friend to all who knew him. Greg would light up a room with just his presence and always tried to put a smile on your face.

On Sept. 5, 1980, he married the love of his life, Catherine Mae Hensley, who survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Angie Lam-Johnson and her husband, Brook; a son, Joshua Lam; grandchildren, Chelsey, Cassidy, Alexis and Destiny; brothers, Junior Lam and Freddie Lam; and a sister, Lorie Loker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Lam.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Church of Solsburg in Elkton with Pastor Josh Shifflett officiating. Burial followed in the Hensley United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Friends are welcome to come by the family’s home anytime. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.kygers.com. — Paid obituary



Eugene P. Lessard Jr.


Eugene Peter Lessard Jr., 81, of Crimora, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at his home.

He was born in Greenport, N.Y., on Feb. 6, 1936, and was a son of the late Eugene Peter Sr. and Victorine G. (Gladdick) Lessard.

He was a carpenter and attended the Gathering Church.

He graduated from high school in Mattituck, N. Y.

He was united in marriage on Oct. 14, 1956, to Carol Marie (Blonkowski) Lessard, who preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 2014.

Surviving are two daughters, Rita M. Alexander of Port Republic and Bernadette C. Cox of Angleton, Texas; a son, Gregory L. Lessard of Grottoes; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at the Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Grottoes on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, with Justin Morris officiating.

Burial followed the funeral and was held at Port Republic Mutual Cemetery.

The family received friends Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Augusta Health Foundation, Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939.

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



Faye S. Meadows


Faye Sue Meadows, 70, of Bergton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at her home.

She was born Oct. 24, 1947, in Luray.

A funeral service was held at Blue Ridge Pentecostal Church on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. Burial was at the Stanley Advent Cemetery. Visitation was held at Blue Ridge Pentecostal Church on Friday, Oct. 27.

She is survived by her sons, Lester Strawderman of Penn Laird and Clifton Strawderman of Stanley; a companion, Vernon Dove of Bergton; sisters, Mary Cave of Stanley, Hattie Moomaw of New Market, Mary Jones of Mount Jackson, Martha Meadows of Timberville and Ella Kibler of Stanley; and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray W. Meadows and Louella Mae (Painter) Meadows.

Arrangements were by Bradley Funeral Home in Luray.



Mary F. Davis


Mary Frances Davis, 73, of Elkton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.

She was born April 27, 1944, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Tom and Lillian Gertie Lam Morris.

She graduated from Montevideo High School in 1962. She enjoyed planting and maintaining her beautiful flower gardens.

On June 12, 1965, she married Warren E. Davis Jr., who survives.

She is also survived by a daughter, Tammy Sue Davis; a brother, Beverly “Tony” Lam; sisters, Evelyn Hammer and Nancy Lamb; and a special nurse friend, Diane Lee.

A private graveside service will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville with Pastor Wayne Wright officiating.

The family requests privacy at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



Terrance W. Bowman


Terrance W. Bowman, 71, of Keezletown, passed away with his family by his side Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Willow Estates in Penn Laird.

He was born Aug. 18, 1946, in Harrisonburg, and was a son of the late Eli and Betty Earman Bowman.

He graduated from Turner Ashby High School and Madison College (James Madison University).

He later served his country in the U.S. Army in South Korea during the Vietnam War.

He was the CEO of Big L Tire Co. in Harrisonburg, from which he retired in 2003.

He was an avid bow hunter, enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Keezletown Ruritan Club.

He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Patricia “Patti” Simmers Bowman.

Also surviving are his daughter, Barrett Bowman Coffey of Harrisonburg; a son, Brandon Bowman of McGaheysville; two brothers, Dennis “Butch” Bowman of Waynesboro and Rick Bowman of Harrisonburg; and five grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Keezletown United Methodist Church with Pastor Joel Robinette officiating.

Interment will follow the service and be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Keezletown United Methodist Church, 1456 Indian Trail Rd., Keezletown, VA 22832.

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



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