OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County


Doyle W. Howdyshell


Doyle Waldo Howdyshell, 84, of New Hope, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016, at King’s Daughter Health & Rehabilitation Center in Staunton.

He was born in Briery Branch on Feb. 10, 1932, and was a son of the late Cora (Minnick) and Luther W. Howdyshell.

He owned and operated Howdyshell’s Butcher Shop in New Hope and was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was united in marriage on Aug. 3, 1952, to Esther Elizabeth (Beard) Howdyshell, who preceded him in death on April 11, 2014.

He is survived by two daughters, Nancy Howdyshell of Grottoes and Janice Howdyshell of Waynesboro; two sons, James W. Howdyshell of Grottoes and David Howdyshell of Grottoes; two sisters, Emily Jean Parker of Alabama and Wanda Fitzsimons of Maryland; a brother, Allen Howdyshell of Harrisonburg; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

A funeral service was held Friday, June 10, 2016, at New Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Murphy officiating.

Burial followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery in New Hope with military graveside rites performed by Dayton American Legion Post 27.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.



Shirley A. Shifflett


Shirley Ann Shifflett, 80, of Grottoes, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born March 14, 1936, in Strasburg, and was a daughter of the late Austin and Odessa Scott Crabill.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Edward Shifflett Sr.

She was a homemaker, and her favorite hobby was playing bingo.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Justice of Grottoes; two sons, Marvin Shifflett Jr. of Weyers Cave and Robert Shifflett of Elkton; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

The family commemorated her life with a private service. Arrangements were by Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.



Humie J. Kite


Humie Junior Kite, 75, of Broadway, died Friday, June 3, 2016.

He was born Oct. 17, 1940, in Luray, and was a son of the late Humie Lee Kite Sr. and Pauline Housden Kite.

He was a member of the New Market Lighthouse Tabernacle in New Market. He worked in plumbing and electrical.

On Oct. 17, 1966, he married Eileen Beatrice Morris Kite, who died on July 14, 1988. On June 30, 1989, he married Brenda Jenkins Kite, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Darrell Kite of Stanley and Chad Figgins Sr. of Madison; two daughters, Barbara Ashburn of Harrisonburg and Gail Pennington of Weyers Cave; a sister, Alda Powell of Elkton; a brother, Orville Kite of Stanley; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, June 7, at the New Market Lighthouse Tabernacle in New Market by the Rev. Charles Clinedinst.

Burial was in St. Luke Cemetery in Stanley.



Larry W. Long


Larry “Fuzz” Wagner Long, 71, of McGaheysville, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016.

He was born March 7, 1945, in Rockingham County, to the late John Lester and Elsie Wagner Long.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired after 35 years with Reynolds Metals in Grottoes.

He enjoyed fishing, wood crafting and was an avid race fan.

He was a member of Wayside Baptist Church in Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Sue W. Long; sons, Bunky W. Long of Nashville and Bruce Harman of McGaheysville; sisters, Gwen Foltz of McGaheysville and Paula Heater of Grottoes; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family received friends Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A funeral service was held Monday, June 13, 2016, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jerry Cline and Pastor Larry Johnson officiating.

Interment followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with military rites by the Dayton American Legion Post No. 27.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grottoes Fire Department, 109 Third St, Grottoes, VA 24441, or the Grottoes Rescue Squad, 805 Augusta Ave., Grottoes VA., 24441.



Wilbert S. Lam


Wilbert Stafford Lam, 84, of Elkton, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born July 7, 1931, in Page County, and was a son of the late Seibert and Beulah Lam.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan.

After his military service, he worked as a carpenter most of his life and then retired from the U.S. Parks Service in 1996.

He played various musical instruments and had a great love for bluegrass. He played at many community and family functions throughout the years.

He attended Jollett Bible Mission Church.

Surviving family include his wife, Eunice Lam; a son, Wade Lam; his stepsons, Samuel J. Lyles and Andrew Jr. Lyles; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; six stepgrandchildren five stepgreat-grandchildren; half brothers, Junior Lam, Donnie Lam, Michael Lam, Ricky Lam and David Lam; and half-sisters, Alma Thomas, Kay Lam, Aleina Lam, Sue Baugher, Charlotte Lam and Deana Lam.

Pastors Jim Ritenour and Doug Gochenour conducted a funeral service Wednesday, June 15, 2015, at 2 p.m., at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Burial will be private.

The family received friends Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Jollett Bible Mission Church, 4431 Jollett Rd., Elkton VA 22827.

Condolences may be sent to the Lam family at www.kygers.com.



James F. King


James Franklin King, 61, of Elkton, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 31, 1954, to the late James L. and Oma King.

He worked in sales at Construction Materials Inc., retiring in 2007 due to medical concerns.

He loved music, especially Motown from the 1970s.

He is survived by his siblings, Wanda K. Simmons, Daniel K. King and Lesa Meadows.

A memorial service was be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton, with the Rev. Carter Dean officiating.

The family received friends following the service until 8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

Condolences may be sent to the King family at www.kygers.com.



Doris S. Hensley


Doris Sellers Hensley, 86, of Elkton, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Avante in Harrisonburg.

She was born March 3, 1930, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Oscar Raymond and Gladys Ruth Risser Sellers.

She attended Bob Jones University and Madison College.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Brown Memorial Community Church in McGaheysville.

She enjoyed gardening, knitting and camping with her family.

On Oct. 10, 1950, she married Frederick Cecil Hensley, who preceded her in death on May 28, 1997.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathy V. Hensley and Christine Raines; brothers, O. Raymond Sellers and John Richard Sellers; and a sister, Barbara Roller.

A funeral servicewas be held Monday, June 13, 2016, at Brown Memorial Community Church with Pastor Glenn Steiner officiating.

Interment followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

The family received friends Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Memorial contributions can be made to Brown Memorial Community Church, 9843 Town Hall Road, McGaheysville, VA 22840.

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



William H. Foltz


Mr. William “Bill” Henry Foltz, 69, a resident of Shenandoah, Va., died Friday, June 10, 2016.

A son of the late William B. and Dorothy Lucille McAlister Foltz, he was born on March 19, 1947, in Shenandoah, where he lived his entire life. He graduated from Page County High School.

Bill enjoyed working at KVK Precision Specialties for 18 years. He also enjoyed the outdoors, NASCAR racing, and loved people in general.

He was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Shenandoah Moose Lodge 2176 and the New Market Eagles.

He is survived by a brother, Charles I. Foltz and wife, Lois, of Delaplane, Va.; two sisters, Patricia “Pat” Foster and husband, Dwight, of Stanley, and Kathryn Marie Deavers and husband, Kenneth, of Shenandoah; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews along with many friends.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Shenandoah.

A double funeral service for him and his father, who just recently passed away, will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Phyllis Diamond officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah Fire Department, 211 Pennsylvania Ave., Shenandoah, VA 22849, or Shenandoah Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St., Shenandoah, VA 22849.

Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.lindseykygerfuneralhome.com. — Paid obituary



Franklin L. Monger


Franklin Louis Monger, 79, of Port Republic, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at his home surrounded by family.

Frank was born March 16, 1937, in Elkton, and was a son of the late, Erven and Mary Long Monger.

Frank farmed for many years before a career with General Electric and Genicom in Waynesboro. In his retirement, he took pride in wood crafting and spent much of his time fishing.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Karen Royer Monger; daughters, Jill Y. Monger of Mount Pleasant, S.C. and Michelle R. Frickanisce and husband, Michael, of Suffolk; sisters, Betty Workman and husband, Doug, of Elkton and June Mathias and husband, Warren, of New Market; sister-in-law, Sandra Kee and husband, Doug, of Elkton six grandchildren, Whitney, Courtney and Lindsey Lawrence and Cassidy, Dylan and Logan Frickanisce; great-granddaughter, Marlee King; and many nieces and nephews including close nephew, Scott Kanney.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a twin sister, Frances Louise Monger, and brother, James E. Monger

The family received friends Tuesday at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A memorial service was be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the funeral home with the Rev. Stuart C. Wood officiating. Inurnment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the RMH Hahn Cancer Center, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 7051 Ore Bank Road, Port Republic, VA 24471.



Nellie I. Tusing


Nellie Irene Tusing, 90, of Harrisonburg, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Avante in Harrisonburg.

She was born March 15, 1926, a daughter of the late Tom and Frances Davis of Keezletown.

She was a member of Bethel Church of Keezletown.

She retired from Sancar Corp. and James Madison University.

On Sept. 7, 1975, she married Wayne Tusing, who survives.

She is also survived by two sons, James Cubbage and Kenneth Cubbage; a daughter, Barbara McHone; stepchildren, Randy and Nicholas Rue, Richard Benting and Michael Dale; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton, with William Staton and Don Guthrie officiating.

Arrangements were being handled by Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, VA 22815.

Condolences can be made at www.kygers.com.



William D. Sager


William David Sager, 89, passed away June 11, 2016, at the University of Virginia Medical Center surrounded by family.

He was born June 4, 1927, in Shenandoah County, to the late Jessie and Zula Funkhouser Sager.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Agnes Marie Driver Sager; a son, Terry M. Sager of Mount Crawford; and four grandchildren.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family of seven other siblings.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-46. He graduated from Bridgewater College in May of 1949.

He started working at the Goodyear Aircraft Plant in Akron, Ohio, as a design engineer with the lighter-than-air craft or dirigibles. He transferred to General Electric for the next 38 years in Waynesboro and later Salem as an engineer. Upon retirement, he worked at the Harrisonburg Auto Auction and helped on his son’s farm.

He was a loyal member of the Mill Creek Church of the Brethren and Calvary Sunday school class. He enjoyed traveling with the class functions and serving as an usher for many years. He was an avid Redskin, NASCAR and Cardinals fan.He was a skilled bowler, even bowling a perfect 300 game once. He traveled extensively upon his retirement and found relaxation gardening, and helping on the farm.

The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Mill Creek Church of the Brethren in Port Republic, with the Rev. Jim Miller officiating. Light refreshments in the social hall will follow the service.

Burial will be private at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions can be made to the Mill Creek Church of the Brethren building fund, 7600 Port Republic Road, Port Republic, VA 24471.



Mary F. Pence


Mary Florence Pence, 82, of Shenandoah passed away Monday, June 13, 2016, with her family by her side.

She was born Sept. 24, 1933, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Ralph T. and Catherine Davis Price.

On Jan. 2, 1954, she married Frank Allen Pence, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 2012.

She was a school bus driver for more than 30 years for Page County, where she was the first female driver.

She also worked for Sleepwear as a seamstress for many years and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and Step Builders Sunday School class.

She is survived by sons, Frank A. Pence Jr. of Shenandoah, David Wayne Pence of Pennsylvania and Steven Lee Pence of Shenandoah; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Graves of Powhatan; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, two brothers, Leroy Price of Dayton and Ralph Price Jr. of Shenandoah; and three sisters, Phyllis Price and Betty Holloway, both of of Harrisonburg, and Maxine Mitten of Chesterfield.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton with Pastor Stephen Creech officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shenandoah Rescue Squad, 544 4th St. Shenandoah, VA. 22849.

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


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