Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County

Mary A. Bray

Mary A. Bray, of Roxboro, N.C., passed away Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016 after months of declining health.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Capt. Russ Bray (Ret. USMC); her father, Ashby Armentrout; and her mother and stepfather, Edna and Clyde V. Grimes of Elkton.

She graduated from Elkton High School in 1955 and attended Shenandoah Music Conservatory.

She worked as manager of Life Uniform and Marianne’s clothing for a number of years before retiring.

She enjoyed crocheting blankets for Amran Temple the children of the Shriner’s Childrens’ Hospital as well as crocheting neck scarfs for overseas troops.

She lived in Durham for approximately 30 years before moving to Roxboro several years ago.

She is survived by her children, Richard A. Smith (Cathy) of Timberlake, N.C. and Jeffrey W. Smith, Sr. “Chrome Monkey” (Mary) of Roxboro; her grandchildren, Meredith S. McCowan (Justin), Linda S. Fletcher (Justin) and Jeffrey W. Smith Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Bryson and Beckett McCowan; and a sister Helen A. Allgood of Mesa, Ariz.

A memorial service was held Friday, July 1, 2016 at the Brooks & White Chapel by the Rev. Kong Namkung and the Rev. Paul Menard.

The family wishes to thank Canterbury House and the staff of Amedisys Hospice Care.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital, 950 West Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605; or to the Amran Shrine Temple Hospital Fund, 11101 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at — Paid obituary

Roy W. McDaniel

Roy Wayne McDaniel, 52, of Shenandoah, passed away June 29, 2016, in Harrisonburg.

A memorial service was held Sunday, July 3, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

The family requests donations be made to the Kyger Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be sent to the McDaniel by visiting

Irene C. Cook

Irene Charlotte Cook, 65, of Grottoes, died June 30, 2016, at her residence.

She was born July 22, 1950, in Broadway, to the late Jacob and Lena Ford Turner.

She was an attendant at a rest area and a member of Shenandoah Seventh-day Adventist Church.

On May 28, 1966, she married Charley Edward Cook, who survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Sam and Dan Cook, both of North Carolina, Jeff Cook of Quicksburg and Wayne Cook of Grottoes; one daughter, Greta Cook of Grottoes; and one sister, Liz Walker of Broadway .

The body was cremated. There will be no services at this time.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Tracey S. McDonaldson

Tracey Sue McDonaldson, 46, of Elkton, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 1, 1969, and was a daughter of Janice L. and Charlie Whitlock Sr.

She had a love of horses and showing her favorite horse, Joe.

She loved four-wheeling, golf carts, being outside and racing with her brothers and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by three brothers, Erick Trobaugh, Derrick Trobaugh and Chucky Whitlock; and numerous aunts, cousins and nephews.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton with the Rev. Dan Bassett officiating.

Burial followed at the family cemetery.

The family received friends prior to the service.

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

Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting

David P. McClure

David Paul McClure, 64, of Luray, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Sentara RMH after a long battle with kidney disease.

He was born at the San Diego Naval Base on March 9, 1952, and was a son of the late Donald and Alverta McClure.

As a Navy kid, he lived in many locations including Kodiak, Alaska and Sasebo, Japan.

He was a 1974 graduate of the University of Iowa and ROTC. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force and flew B-52 bombers at the end of the Vietnam conflict.

He retired as a captain and moved to Ohio to work for BF Goodrich’s Engineered Products Division, which made the tires, wheels, and brakes for the space shuttle. For the last 22 years, he served as the President and CEO of the United States Internet Industry Association, a trade organization for Internet content, commerce and connectivity.

He enjoyed reading and writing, scuba diving, good red wines, cooking, canning pickles and jams, taking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and travelling on his motorcycle.

He was a member of Scottish Clan MacLeod and attended the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. He was known to wear a kilt on special occasions.

He is survived by three children, Ryan McClure of Luray, Allison Haedt of Columbus, Ohio and Kevin McClure of Wilmington, N.C.; four grandchildren; his longtime companion, Dena Nutty; and his sister, Pam Batley of Waco, Texas.

A memorial service, with military honors, will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016, at 2 p.m., at Kyger Funeral Home, 3173 Spotswood Trail, Harrisonburg.

A toast to his life will be held after the service at Corgan’s Publick House; 865 Port Republic Rd., Harrisonburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Kidney Fund (

Eugene R. Bare

Eugene R. “Bruiser” Bare, 90, of Broadway, died July 2, 2016, at Life Care in New Market.

He was born Sept. 6, 1925, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late John W. and Vergie Lindamood Bare.

He retired from Kawneer and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Broadway and the Broadway Lions Club.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Chimney Rock VFW Post 9960.

He was a part owner of Riverdale Hatchery in Broadway for a number of years and was one of two surviving members of the former Fish and Hunt Club.

On Aug. 20, 1949, he married the former Arlene Estep, who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Gene Bare of Columbus, Ohio, Scotty Bare of Harrisonburg and Keith “Babe” Bare of Boulder, Colo.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister; Mildred Brown of Harrisonburg.

Pastor Debra Cline conducted a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church of Broadway near Timberville.

The family received friends Tuesday at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

The body was cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 13902 Timber Way, Timberville, VA 22853 or to the Broadway Rescue Squad; P.O. Box 666 Broadway, VA 22815.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Catherine M. Kibler

Catherine May (Atkins) Kibler, 65, of Luray, died Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

She was born Feb. 26, 1951, in Luray, to Charles Ashby Atkins and Retha Mildred (Duncan) Comer, who preceeded her in death.

She worked for Wallace Business Forms for more than 20 years as a payroll manager.

She was married on Dec. 7, 1969, to Phillip Steven Kibler, who survives.

She is also survived by her daughters, Deana Hilliards of Stanley, Penny Kibler of Stanley Stephanie Kling of Luray and Tara Knight of Harrisonburg; a son, Phillip Steven Kibler II of Luray; a brother, Stuart B. Atkins of Rileyville, a sister Louise Mauck of Luray; a stepmother, Irma Atkins of Luray; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A service was held at the Calvary Independent Brethren Church on Sunday, July 3, 2016.

Burial was at Calvary Independent Brethren Cemetery in Stanley.

Visitation was at The Bradley Funeral Home on Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Memorials can be made to Luray Fire Department, 1 Firehouse Lane, Luray, VA 22835, or Calvary Independent Brethren Church, 1294 Mount Zion Road, Luray, VA 22835.

Services performed under the direction of The Bradley Funeral Home Inc. in Luray.

Florence L. Moore

Florence Lee Moore, 73, of Harrisonburg, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Mingo, W.Va., and was a daughter of the late Eva and Walter Snyder.

On Oct. 5, 1964, she married Gerald Moore, who preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1970.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by a son, Gerald Lee Moore of Harrisonburg; a brother, Herman Snyder of Bridgewater; and four sisters, Dora Brown of Harrisonburg, Mary Sharp of Elkton, Dorthy Hefner of Bridgewater and Minnie Hoover of Valley Head, W.Va.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at the First Assembly of God in Harrisonburg with the Rev. Jeff Ferguson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Assembly of God Picnic Shelter Fund, 1310 Garbers Church Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Beverly B. James

Beverly Baine James, 86, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016, at her home.

She was born in Bridgewater, on Jan. 10, 1930, and was a daughter of the late Eva (Jenkins) and Ervin Riddle.

She was united in marriage to Ford Edward James, who preceded her in death on June 27, 1999.

She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Samuels of Elkton; a son, Jeffrey Huggins of Olney, Md.; two sisters, Helen Creasy of Broadway and Laura Fitzwater of Harrisonburg; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Monday, July 4, 2016, at the Beaver Creek Cemetery west of Bridgewater, with Pastor Steven Liscum officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Wanna M. Randall

Wanna Marie Wilfong Randall, 66, of Grottoes, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016, at her home surrounded by family.

She was born in Virginia, on May 22, 1950, and was a daughter of the late Opal B. (Hedrick) and Carl Wilfong.

She retired in 2014 from Marshalls Distribution Center in Bridgewater.

She enjoyed going to Nags Head, reading, crossword puzzles and family time.

On Sept. 2, 1972, she was united in marriage to Roger Randall.

She is also survived by a daughter, Tammy Miller of Mechanicsville; a son, Tim Randall of Harrisonburg; and two grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes, with the Rev. Marlene Chandler officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral service and be held at Pleasant Valley Church Cemetery in Weyers Cave.

A meal will be served at Grottoes Church of The Brethren.

The family received friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at the funeral home in Grottoes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave, Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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

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