OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County


William H. Huffman


William Harold “Dee” Huffman, 88, of Shenandoah, passed away Jan. 13, 2016.

Mr. Huffman was born Dec. 31, 1927, in Shenandoah, and was a son of the late Glenn Benjamin and Margaret Duncan Huffman.

He served in the U.S. Army just after World War II and started working for the Norfolk & Western Railroad as a call boy and retired after 44 years of service as a dispatcher and clerk. He enjoyed collecting model trains, and tinkering with TVs, watches and clocks.

On Nov. 5, 1948, he married Julia Templon Huffman, who survives.

Also surviving are his sons, David Huffman and Andy Huffman, both of Shenandoah, and James “Glenny” Huffman of Grottoes; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Monday Jan. 18, 2016, at the Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg, with Larry Sullivan officiating.

Friends may call at the home of his son, David, at any time.

Memorial contributions can be made to Shenandoah Fire Company, 201 Pennsylvania Ave. Shenandoah, VA 22849, Shenandoah Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St., Shenandoah, VA 22849, and Grottoes Fire Company 109 Third St. Grottoes, VA 24441.

Online condolences may be sent at www.kygers.com.



Paul Weinstein


Paul Weinstein, 70, of Massanutten and formerly of Findlay, Ohio and Batesville, Ind., died Dec. 12, 2015.

Mr. Weinstein was born July 1, 1945, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Alfred and Pauline (Bardach) Weinstein.

A corporate strategist and turnaround specialist, he devoted most of his career to the agricultural and industrial sectors. He spent 15 years as vice president of planning and marketing with Country- Mark Cooperative in Indianapolis, Ind. He was later vice president of corporate development with the National Lime & Stone Co. in Findlay, Ohio. He also served as executive vice president and CEO of Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau in Harrisonburg.

He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York, where he captained the varsity tennis team. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his M.S. from Northwestern University.

He was a passionate photographer and occasional sculptor. He spent hours in garage fixing, repairing and improving things. He was fond of cats, coin collecting, expensive cars, geology, gemology and the mechanics of firearms. He enjoyed swimming. He excelled in Judo and Tae Kwon Do.

He is survived by daughters, Elizabeth McMahon of Alexandria and Sarah Weinstein of Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Weinstein of Washington, D.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Herbert) Weinstein.

Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Feb. 28 at Beth Moses Cemetery, Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y., with a luncheon to follow.



Martha H. Finley


Martha Helen Finley, 71, of Woodstock, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

She was born March 9, 1944, and was a daughter of the late Bernard and Isabelle (Smith) Finley.

Ms. Finley was raised Catholic and later in life worshiped in the Baptist Church.

She enjoyed cross-stitch, needlework, family genealogy and trips to Colonial Williamsburg.

Surviving family members include sisters, Elizabeth Beall of McGaheysville and Mary Goins of Mount Jackson; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with the Rev. Danny Herring officiating. An inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to The Colonial Williamsburg Fund, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187-9910.

Condolences may be made at www.kygers.com.



Charles H. Shifflett


Charles “Chuck” Herbert Shifflett, 59, of Mount Sidney, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born, in Harrisonburg, on Aug. 1, 1956, and was a son of Anna Frances (Rinaca) Shifflett, of Port Republic and the late Charles “Lindy” Shifflett.

He served in the U.S. Navy and had attended Mount Vernon Church.

He was the husband of Patricia Jill (Whitlock) Shifflett, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Cody Wayne Shifflett of Harrisonburg and Charles Colton Shifflett of Bridgewater; three sisters, Deborah Graham of Mount Sidney, Connie Morris of Grottoes and Penny Purcell of Louisa; and a brother, Phil Shifflett of Grottoes.

A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes, with Pastors David Ladd and Joe Slagell officiating.

Burial followed at Port Republic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made at www.gofundme.com/J3JBASPG, to assist the family with expenses.

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



Brett Lam


Brett “Mavrik” Lam, of Elkton, passed away recently.

He is survived by a daughter, Faith Lam of Elkton; a stepson, Andrew Thomas of Grottoes; his wife, Beverly F. Lam of Elkton; his father, David Delaine Lam of Elkton; a brother, Tony Lam of Elkton; sisters, Sherry Cook of Luray, Dawn Lam of Elkton, Melissa Lam of Hyattsville, Md. and Jamie Stroop of Hot Springs; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and fellow truck driving friends.

His mother, Elizabeth Stroop, preceded him in death.

A service was held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Friends may pay their respects at his home in Elkton.



Glenna M. Anderson


Glenna Marie Anderson, 55, of McGaheysville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at her home.

She was born Sept. 19, 1960, in Harrisonburg, a daughter of Glenn Dahmer of Franklin, W.Va., and the late Marie Dahmer.

On May 23, 2006, she married Calvin Curtis Anderson Jr., who survives in McGaheysville.

Mrs. Anderson was a 1978 graduate of Franklin High School and was a member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

She was employed by R.R. Donnelley in Harrisonburg for more than 15 years.

She enjoyed traveling, especially going to the beach and NASCAR races.

She collected snowmen and was a huge Jeff Gordon fan.

She is also survived by a daughter, Jennifer Armentrout of Circleville, W.Va.; two grandsons; a stepdaughter, Bridget Anderson of Harrisonburg; two stepsons, Curtis Anderson III of Raleigh, N.C. and Shaun Anderson of Richmond; a sister, Pamela Hartman of Franklin, W.Va.; and a brother, Rodney Dahmer of Franklin.

Her family received friends Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin, W.Va.

The funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Walter Mullins officiating.

Interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorials may be made to Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.



William K. Baylets


William “Bill” Kenneth Baylets, 86, of Grottoes, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Waynesboro Manor Assisted Living in Waynesboro.

He was born in State College, Pa., on April 19, 1929, and was a son of the late Lewis and Madelene (Corl) Baylets.

He retired from Cerro Metals in 1992. Since retirement, he spent his time woodworking, had a loving passion for trout fishing, as well as gardening and canning.

He is survived by a daughter, Judith Reams of Bowling Green, Va.; a sister, Mary Northhammer of Florida; a granddaughter; two stepgrandsons; two great-grandchildren; and three stepchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Baylets.

A memorial service was conducted Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes, with Pastor Dwight Roetta officiating, and Saturday, Jan. 16, at Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Services in State College, Pa., with Arthur Miller officiating. Entombment followed the service in State College.

Memorial contributions may be made to RMH Hahn Cancer Center, 2008 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, and/or the American Lung Association.

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



Betty C. Pence


Mrs. Betty Crawford Pence, 70, of Elkton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.

Mrs. Pence was born May 14, 1945, in Rockingham County, to the late James Leon Crawford and Jean Trobaugh.

She was raised in the home of her late grandparents, Albert and Martha Crawford.

She is also preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, John Huston Pence.

She is survived by stepchildren, April Barry and Eric Pence; and many extended family members.

She was a graduate of Montevideo High School in 1963.

She was a devoted homemaker, an avid gardener and never met a cat she didn’t take care of.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the Kyger Funeral Home chapel in Harrisonburg officiated by Pastor Dan Bassett.

A private family committal service will follow at a later time.

Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to Cat’s Cradle, 124 S. Main St., Harrisonburg VA 22801.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.kygers.com.



Arbutus M. Frazier


Arbutus Marie Lam Frazier, 90, of Elkton, passed away Jan. 14, 2016, in Harrisonburg.

Mrs. Frazier was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late William Oliver and Laura Belle May Lam.

She worked at Duplant and Crompton for a number of years and was a caregiver.

She attended Mount Zion UMC in her youth.

She enjoyed gardening, canning, and made the best homemade bread ever.

Her husbands, Charles E. Frazier and Clarence C. Raynes, preceded her in death.

She is survived by daughters, Darlene Campbell of Grottoes and Peggy Breeden of Elkton; a brother, Weldon E. Lam of Shenandoah; a sister, Charlotte Lam Stover of Shenandoah; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-greatgrandchildren.

A memorial service was held Monday Jan. 18, 2016, at Saint Stephen & the Good Shepherd Church in Rocky Bar.

Burial was private.

The family received friends Sunday at the home of her daughter, Peggy, near Elkton.

Online condolences may be sent to the Frazier family by visiting www.kygers.com.



Lee A. Dofflemyer


Lee Anthony Dofflemyer, 53, of Elkton, passed away, at home, on Jan. 11, 2016.

He was born in Harrisonburg, on March 15, 1962, and was a son of Larry Dofflemyer and the late Jane Dofflemyer.

He was a graduate of Page County High School, where he was very active in sports.

He loved his farm, the Valley, and was an avid animal lover.

On Dec. 25, 1998, he married Leeanne Shenk Dofflemyer, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Jacob Lee Dofflemyer; brothers, Skip Dofflemyer, Ray Dofflemyer and Scott Dofflemyer; and five nephews.

The funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton with Doug Gochenour officiating.

Burial followed the funeral and was held at Dovel Cemetery.

The family received friends Thursday at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA, 2170 Old Furnace Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Online condolences may be made at www.kygers.com.



James W. Judy


James William Judy, 90, of Harrisonburg, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Mr. Judy was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Circleville, W.Va., and was a son of the late Omer Clyde and Mary Virginia Hartman Judy.

He retired from Dunham Bush and was a member of the North Harrisonburg Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

On July 4, 1956, he married the former Sue A. Thompson, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Deborah Centers of Harrisonburg, James A. Judy of Timberville, Robert W. Judy of Keezletown, Becky Dean of Rockingham and David L. Judy of Keezletown; siblings, Mary Jo Wilfong and Jack Judy, both of Franklin; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Lee Smith conducted a memorial service on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at 2 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which is located at 1766 Harpine Highway in Harrisonburg.

The body was cremated.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mcmullenfh.com.



Bettie M. Huffer


Bettie Mae Huffer, 81, of McGaheysville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born, in Augusta County, on Nov. 13, 1934, and was a daughter of the late Martha (Knott) and Alvie Huffer.

She is survived by a son, Randy Huffer of Verona; a brother, Luther Huffer of Bridgewater; two grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.

A graveside service was held Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at the Mount Olivet Cemetery located in Mount Solon.

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



Margaret B. Morris


Margaret Beck Morris, 65, of Grottoes, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born in Harrisonburg, on July 31, 1950, and was a daughter of the late Harry Beck and Madeline (Miller) Beck.

She retired from Western State Hospital in Staunton after 33 years of dedicated service and was a member of Grottoes United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Angela Myers of Grottoes and Penny Mitchell of Grottoes; a son, Clayton Morris of Grottoes; two sisters, Kathy Andes of Grottoes and Maria Beck of Richmond; a brother, Harry Beck Jr. of Mount Sidney; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes with Pastor Brian Posey officiating.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grottoes United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5, Grottoes, VA 24441.

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



Elizabeth A. McNiel


Elizabeth “Betsy” Anne McNiel, 61, of Harrisonburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.

She was born in Harrisonburg, on Oct. 17, 1954, and was a daughter of Mark and Anna Frances Funkhouser McNiel.

She lived all her life in the Harrisonburg area.

In 1973 she graduated from Harrisonburg High School and in 1977 from Mary Washington College.

She was an office administrator of the afterschool program, Second Home, at the Muhlenberg Lutheran Church.

Prior to having children, she was a biochemist at Merck for 18 years. She was a member of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, Job’s Daughters of the Eastern Star and Harrisonburg Junior Women’s Club.

She was a dedicated Broadway High School and Penn State fan.

She is survived by a son, Zachary McNiel Rinker of Wyomissing, Pa., a daughter Catherine “Katie” Anne Rinker of Harrisonburg.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church with the Rev. Brett M. Davis and the Rev. Robert F. Humphrey officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. The family requests that everyone attending the memorial service wear bright colors to the memorial service to honor their mother’s bright disposition.

Following her request she will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Second Home, C/O Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, 281 E. Market St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Add Betsy McNiel to the memo line. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

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