OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County


Henry I. Worsham


Henry I. Worsham, 62, of Elkton, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016.

He was born March 9, 1954, in Arlington, Va. He spent most of his life in Annandale.

His dream was to own a farm. In 1987, he bought the farm on Naked Creek Road in Elkton.

He enjoyed farming, watching any sports and spending time with his family, dogs and friends.

He was a millwright by trade for 41 years and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union.

He was a son of the late David Moses Worsham and Kathryn Andrews Worsham.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sharon; two daughters, Amanda Lam of Elkton and Melanie Robinson of Monrovia, Md.; a son, Michael Kern II of Michigan; a brother, J.D. Worsham of Glen Allen; and three grandsons.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Church of Solsburg in Elkton with Pastor Josh Shifflett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, he requested donations be made to the family for the grandchildren’s college funds.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.kygers.com.



Barbara E. Wise


Barbara Elaine (Myers) Wise, 58, of Grottoes, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at her home.

She was born in Harrisonburg, on Feb. 17, 1958, and was a daughter of Clara Jeannie (White) Reid of Mount Sidney and the late Melvin C. Myers.

She was united in marriage on Sept. 27, 1986, to William R. “Bill” Wise of Grottoes, who survives.

Also surviving are a stepfather, Greg Reid of Mount Sidney; a daughter, Amy Grad; four grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jane Rawley; and two brothers, Gary C. Myers and Billy Joe Myers.

A memorial service was held at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes on Sunday, May 1, 2016, with the Rev. Gayle Thornberry officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Johnson Funeral Service, 201 Dogwood Ave., Grottoes, VA 24441 to help with expenses.

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



Dean R. Sevier


Dean Roosevelt Siever, 83, of Grottoes, died April 29, 2016, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Dec. 18, 1932, in Criders, and was a son of the late Mary Borror.

He was a farmer.

His wife, the former Shirley Morris, preceded him in death on June 9, 2001.

Surviving are three daughters, Anita Auville of Grottoes, Penny Siever of Staunton and Carolyn Powell of Florida; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Monday at Caplinger Cemetery in Criders.

Online condolences may be left at www.grandlefuneralhome.com.



Annabell L. Turner


Annabell Louella Turner, 71, of Elkton, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016.

She was born May 8, 1944, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Everett H. and Christine Dean Breeden.

On Nov. 16, 1963, she married Donald Russell Turner, who preceded her in death on May 23, 2003.

She worked for Blue Bell Wrangler for many years and was a member of Elkton Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed her family and attending their sporting events. Reading was also a passion of hers, along with visiting with family and friends on the back porch.

She is survived by five daughters, Donna Raynes, Bonnie Turner, Diane Dovel, Jeanie Turner and Amanda Turner; brothers, Johnnie Breeden and Arnold H. Breeden; sister, Shelby J. Shifflett; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Elkton Free Will Baptist with Pastor Billy King officiating. Burial followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

Condolences may be sent at www.kygers.com.



Margaret M. Shifflett


Margaret Marie Shifflett, 78, of Elkton, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016.

She was a daughter of the late Addie Eppard Dean and was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Rockingham County.

Margaret was employed as a bus driver with Rockingham County Schools and retired from Sunnyside Retirement Community.

She attended several churches in the Elkton area and was a member of the Church of Solsburg.

Margaret, in her pastime, enjoyed traveling, visiting with friends, reading, bowling and playing horseshoes. She will be remembered for being a loving and compassionate person and for the care she provided to her second husband, Robert, and her granddaughter, Dana. Margaret valued everything that Dickie and her family provided her in life.

Surviving are her husband, Roy Shifflett; sons, Glenn Knight and wife, Sandy, and Tracy Knight and wife, Diane, all of Elkton; daughter, Sherrie Dumler and husband, David, of Nashville, Tenn.; brother, Earl Dean of Elkton; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Knight, Glenn Knight Jr., Chad Knight, Dwayne Smith, Travis Knight, Rachel Meadows, Bella Dum-ler, Lilly Dumler and Sofia Dumler; 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Leon “Dickie” Knight; second husband, Robert Shifflett; brother, Elwood Dean; sisters, Pearl Royer, Christine Hensley and Irene Shifflett; and granddaughter, Dana Knight.

Pastor John M. Crawford conducted the funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg. The family received friends Tuesday at the funeral home. – Paid obituary



Stacey R. Nadeau


Stacey Raynelle Nadeau, 45, of McGaheysville, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at Life Care Center in New Market after a two-year battle with cancer.

She was born Jan. 11, 1971, in Brunswick, Ga., to Frank and Peggy Nadeau of McGaheysville.

She was a member of and worship leader for The Life Church at Brown Memorial in McGaheysville.

She retired earlier this year as the supervisor of historical interpretation at New Market Battlefield. During her tenure there, she helped bring greater focus to the experience of the Bushong family on whose farm the battle occurred. She also took a leading role in recruiting, training and outfitting a dedicated corps of volunteers who bring the site’s history alive.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sisters, Kerry Kellogg of Grottoes and Tiffany Knupp and Elizabeth Rodriguez, both of McGaheysville; and brothers, Albert Nadeau of Downington, Pa. and Andrew Nadeau of Camp Pendleton, Calif..

A celebration of life service was held Saturday, April 30, 2016, at The Life Church at Brown Memorial in McGaheysville, with Pastor Glen Steiner officiating. The family requests that donations be made to The Life Church at Brown Memorial.

Private family inturnment will be made at a later date.

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



Douglas M. Majors


Douglas Macarthur Majors, 71, of Elkton, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born March 19, 1945, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Jesse James Majors and Myrtle Taylor Majors.

He worked for Torrence Construction in Elkton for more than 20 years and later worked for Parham Construction of Charlottesville, where he worked for more than 20 years before retirement.

He is survived by a son, Mike Majors of Elkton; daughters, Renee Majors Plume of Elkton and Farrah Majors of Harrisonburg; a brother, Robert Majors of Elkton; sisters, Delois Craig and Geneve Franklin, both of Elkton, and Mary Mitchell of Shenandoah; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting www.kygers.com.



Jospehine D. Dean


Josephine D. Dean, 94, of Elkton, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Emmitt and Ardista Breeden Dean.

She was a member of the Blue Ridge Independent Church, was involved in many church activities, and was a member of the women’s group. She worked at Blue Bell for many years and still enjoyed sewing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Clinton Dean.

She is survived by a daughter, Audrey Nadeau of Elkton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren.

A funeral service was held Friday, April 29, 2016, at Blue Ridge Independent Church with the Rev. Gerald Meeks and the Rev. David Wade officiating.

Burial followed at Elk Run Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elkton Rescue Squad, 20871 Blue and Gold Drive, Elkton, VA 22827.

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



Betty J. Aleshire


Betty Jean Aleshire, 65, of Elkton, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016, at her home.

She was born in Waynesboro on Sept. 10, 1950, and was a daughter of the late Johnny and Dorothy (Frazier) Garrison.

She was a member of the Grottoes Church of God. She worked at Wal-Mart.

She was united in marriage to Phillip Aleshire, who preceded her in death in 2000.

She is survived by two daughters, Kimberley Huffman of Elkton and Angel Wisman of Elkins, W.Va.; two sisters, Lois Ann Wells of South Hill and Frances McClain of Suffolk; 10 grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters.

A funeral service was held at the Grottoes Church of God at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, with Pastor Glenn Hughes officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grottoes Church of God, 103 Third St., Grottoes, VA 24441.

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



Shawn L. Solomon


Shawn “Bobo” Lee Solomon, 51, of Shenandoah, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Sentara RMH.

Born in Harrisonburg, on March 23, 1965, he was a son of Seymour L. Solomon Jr. and the late Carrie Virginia Solomon.

He was a 1983 graduate of Spotswood High School, where he was a member of the varsity basketball and baseball teams. He went on to continue his education and baseball career at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Previous employers include RR Donnelley & Sons in Harrisonburg and Miller-Coors in Elkton.

Shawn inherited a love of baseball from his father and started playing in the Grottoes Little League at a young age. He was also a member of several American Legion and Babe Ruth teams and played first base for the Grottoes Cardinals of the Rockingham County Baseball League for 15 seasons. He was a lifelong sports fan with an avid love of the New York Yankees and the Chicago Bears and Bulls.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a stepmother, Diana Solomon of Grottoes, a daughter, Nakia Carrie Solomon of Dayton; brothers, Seymour L. Solomon III and Scott L. Solomon of Harrisonburg; and his fiance, Ruth Olimski of Shenandoah.

The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes. A celebration of his life was held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. John Benson and the Rev. Janet Elsea officiating. The graveside service will be private at John Wesley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grottoes Little League, P.O. Box 146, Grottoes, VA 24441.



Phylliss A. Clem


Phylliss Anne Clem, 69, of Shenandoah, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016.

She was born July 8, 1946, in Chase City, Va., a daughter of the late Jesse Burton and Ethel Inge Wilson.

She worked in retail most of her life and retired in 2009. She always enjoyed shopping with friends and family.

On April 6, 1969, she married Noah “Pally” Lee Clem Jr., who he survives.

She is also survived by a son, Shane Clem; a daughter, Sharon Monger; a stepson, Michael Christopher Getz; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a sister, Carrie Lee Fitz.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Christ United Methodist Church in Shenandoah with the Rev. Stephen Creech officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 101 Second St. Central Ave., Shenandoah, VA 22849.

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


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