Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County

Regina M. Meadows

Regina Mae Meadows, 80, of Elkton, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016.

She was born April 5, 1935, in Page County, and was a daughter of the late Elmer Isaac and Mamie Meadows Lam.

She attended Jollett Bible Mission Church. She was a housewife and loved to sing gospel music.

On June 9, 1951, she married Robert Eugene Meadows, who preceded her in death in 2006.

She is survived by a son, Maynard Meadows of Elkton; daughters, Karen Lam and Beverly Dean, both of Elkton; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Esther Meadows, Geneva Oliver, Bernice Meadows and Elva St. Clair.

The funeral service was held Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton with Pastors Rick Robertson and John Crawford officiating.

Burial followed at Elk Run Cemetery.

The family receive friends at the Dean home, 3962 Blose Road in Elkton, at anytime.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave., Suite 210, Harrisonburg VA 22801.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.

Madge J. Hoover

Madge Jeanette Dove Hoover, 91, of Broadway, died March 3, 2016 at Timberview Crossings in Timberville.

She was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Broadway, to the late Lester B. and Myrtle Turner Dove.

She was a homemaker and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Fulks Run and attended Sunset Drive United Methodist Church in Broadway.

On July 31, 1947 she married Dwight William Hoover, who preceded her in death Jan. 1, 2012.

Surviving are five daughters, Lucille Moyers of Harrisonburg, Mary Sue May of Mathias, W.Va., Joyce Fisher of Grottoes, Betty Ann Bare of Harrisonburg and Joan Shifflett of Broadway; two sons, Jim W. Hoover of Broadway and Tom Hoover of Broadway; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The Revs. Joel Robinette and Scott Budde conducted a funeral service Monday at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.

Burial followed the funeral service and was in the Mountain Grove Cemetery in Fulks Run.

The family received friends on Sunday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Online condolences may be left at

Nelson K. Ray

Nelson “Music Man” Kermit Ray, 79, of Stanley, died Saturday, March 12, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home in Luray.

Visitation was Monday, March 14, 2016, at New Life Gospel, where the service was Tuesday, March 15.

Burial was at Leake’s Chapel Cemetery in Stanley.

Arrangements were by Bradley Funeral Home Inc. in Luray.

Lana J. Nieswander

Lana Jean Nieswander, 59, of McGaheysville, died March 4, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Cremation arrangements were by Grandle Funeral Home.

An online obituary is posted at

Memorial contributions may be made to Grandle Funeral Home to help with expenses.

Shelby M. Head

Shelby Marie Curry Head, 47, of Keezletown, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016, surrounded by family.

She was born March 13, 1968, in Arlington, and was a daughter of the late Charlie and Shirley Curry.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God and Rock Church, both of Harrisonburg.

She collected panda bears and never met an animal that she didn’t take care of. She was a big fan of Loretta Lynn and loved camping.

On Oct. 26, 2003, she married Roy Head, who survives.

Also surviving are sons, Anthony Long and Charles Long; a daughter, ShirAnna Long; brothers, Travis Curry and Richard Curry Sr.; a sister, Angela Shifflett; four grandchildren; special life- long friends, Stacy Sprague and Terry Nesselrodt; and numerous other family members.

A funeral service was held Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home chapel in Harrisonburg, with Pastor Jeremy Poling officiating.

Burial followed the funeral service and was held at the Mount Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Kyger Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Condolences can be made at

Elsie L. Walters

Elsie Lillian “Honey” Walters, 95, of McGaheysville, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016, at the Sunnyside Retirement Community.

She was born April 17, 1920, in Washington, D.C., and was a daughter of the late Isaiah and Rosa Belle Woodard.

She moved to McGaheysville in 2005, from Suitland, Md., to be closer to family.

When living in Maryland she enjoyed her farm, growing flowers and canning various foods grown on the farm.

She also enjoyed traveling to West Virginia to see family.

In 1972, she was preceded in death by her husband, Upton Joseph Walters Sr.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Lee Loyd of Elkton; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-greatgrandchildren.

Private services will be held at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Md., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PIace, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be made to the Walters family online at

Samuel C. Lawrence Jr.

Samuel Coleman Lawrence Jr., 83, of Martinsville, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at his home.

He was born in Danville, on Sept. 12, 1932, to the late Ora Durham and Samuel C. Lawrence.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Owings Lawrence.

He taught in Martinsville City Schools for 10 years and was a member of Broad Street Christian Church.

He retired from Nationwide Homes Inc. and as a major from the United States Army National Guard. He was 1st Battalion, 246th Field Artillery, 116th Infantry Brigade.

He is survived by daughters, Lisa Tumer of Dayton and Cole Lawrence of McGaheysville; a granddaughter; and a special friend, Marian Myers.

The funeral service was held Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Broad Street Christian Church with the Rev. Mark Parkinson officiating.

Burial followed the service at Roselawn Burial Park.

Military rites were performed by the Martinsville and Henry County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to Broad Street Christian Church, 106 Broad St., Martinsville, VA 24112.

Online condolences may be made at

Charles J. Orebaugh

Charles Joseph Orebaugh, 75, of Stanley, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at home.

Visitation was Friday, March 11, 2016, at Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, where the service was held Saturday, March 12.

Burial was at Mount Zion Cemetery in Luray.

Arrangements were by Bradley Funeral Home Inc. in Luray.

Wade L. Armentrout

Wade Luther Armentrout, 56, of Keezletown, passed away March 11, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

He was born Dec. 21, 1959, in Harrisonburg, and was a son of Nancy Lee Smith Armentrout of Keezletown and the late Carl Luther “Lute” Armentrout.

He was a 1978 graduate of Montevideo High School and a member of the Keezletown United Methodist Church, where he was youth leader and active with community service projects through the church.

He loved playing golf and collecting baseball cards and attending cards shows.

He coached Little League baseball in Keezletown for several years and was an avid New York Yankees and Oakland Raiders fan.

He was an electrical engineer at what is now MEI Engineering his entire professional career.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathy Vance Armentrout; a son, William L. Armentrout, of Keezletown; and a sister, Carla Newman of Rawley Springs/

The family received friends Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Friends may also call at the Armentrout home at any time.

Burial will be private.

The Rev. Joel Robinette will conduct a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Kyger Funeral Home chapel in Harrisonburg.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Keezletown United Methodist Church, 1456 Indian Trail Road, Keezletown, VA 22832, or the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1477, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Online condolences may be sent at

Mary M. Crotts

Mary Margaret Saufley Crotts, 76, of Lexington, N.C., passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016, at her home.

A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Becks Reformed Church with the Rev. James Byers officiating.

Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the service in the church sanctuary.

She was born in Rockingham County on April 29, 1939, to Floyd N. Saufley and Cora Edna Craun Saufley.

She was a homemaker and a member of Becks Reformed Church.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Lonnie Michael Crotts Jr. of the home; a daughter, Melody Crotts Kuehnemann of Fairfield, Iowa; a son, Lonnie Michael Crotts III of Greensboro, N.C.; three grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and her brothers, Warren Saufley of Grottoes, Carl Saufley of Mooresville, N.C., Bob Saufley of Grottoes, Harry Saufley of Hagerstown, Md. and Richard Saufley of Marion, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Becks Reformed Church, 2845 Becks Church Road, Lexington, NC 27292.

Online condolences may be made at

Leroy B. Burgoyne

Leroy Bailey “Pee Wee” Burgoyne, 80, of Mount Clinton, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Burgoyne was born May 2, 1935, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Lester Lee and Minnie Bell (Bailey) Burgoyne.

He drove a transport truck for Cline Energy for 43 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Donovan Memorial United Methodist Church in Singers Glen. He was also a member of the NRA and loved target shooting and working on his guns.

He rode horses with the Valley Saddle Club and loved training and working with horses.

On Aug. 26, 1955, he married the former Lola Siever, who survives.

He is also survived by his children, Larry Burgoyne of Clover Hill, Linda Morris of Harrisonburg, Lorie Burgoyne of Mount Clinton, Lee Burgoyne of Singers Glen and Lowell Burgoyne of Keezletown; sisters, Jean Gochenhour, Delores Sours and Oleane Funkhouser, all of Harrisonburg; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at 11 a.m., at Greenmount Church of the Brethren with Wendell “Sonny” Henkel and Pastor Paul Glovier officiating.

Burial followed at the Mount Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clover Hill Volunteer Fire Company, 2100 Clover Hill Road, Dayton VA 22821.

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