OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County


Lois Morris


Lois Morris, 85, of Elkton, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Page County, and was a daughter of the late Harold and Dorothy Short Judd.

She was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Morris.

She is survived by four children, Ricky Morris, Denise Morris and Theresa Hammer, all of Elkton, and Gloria Harnish of Denver; a granddaughter; a brother, Robert Judd of Fort Worth, Texas; four stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Sunday, July 17, 2016, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

The funeral service was conducted by David Vaughn on Monday, July 18, 2016, at the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elkton.

Burial followed at Elk Run Cemetery.



James E. Shifflett


James Everette Shifflett, 92, of Penn Laird, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born in Greene County and was a son of the late Irvin Lee and Ella Shifflett.

On July 23, 1960, he married Bonnie Gardner Shifflett, who preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2010.

He worked in construction for many years for Harman Construction and DuPont.

He loved and enjoyed his 1955 Chevy truck was a “jack of all trades”

He is survived by two sisters, Bertha Mae Downs and Lorraine Bosserman.

A funeral service was conducted Monday, July 18, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, with Pastor Wayne Wright officiating.

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



Wendell Loflin


Wendell “Ross” Loflin, 61, of Grottoes, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

He was born in Denver, Colo., on Dec. 20, 1954, and was a son of the late Ruby (Thayer) and John Ross Loflin.

He worked as a truck driver for Houff Transport in Weyers Cave and was a member of First Assembly of God in Harrisonburg.

On June 11, 1977, he was united in marriage to Barbara (Shanholtzer) Loflin, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Jason Loflin of Wellington, Ohio and Chris Loflin of Grottoes; three sisters, Joyce Cartwright of Elizabeth City, N.C., Jean Mosley of Cana, Va. and Brenda Hopkins of North Carolina; a brother, Harold Loflin of North Carolina; and three grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted Saturday, July 16, 2016, at First Assembly of God, Garbers Church Road, Harrisonburg, with Pastor Jeffrey B. Ferguson officiating. Burial followed at Dayton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Joni and Friends International Disability Center, P.O. Box 3333, Agoura Hills, CA 9136-3333.

Condolences sent at www. johnsonfs.com.



Geneva R. Batton


Geneva Rose Batton, 80, of Grottoes, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, at her home.

She was born in Harrisonburg, on Dec. 5, 1935, and was a daughter of the late Mary (Raynes) and Berryman Morris Sr.

She retired from Genicom and was a member of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church in Lynnwood, serving as treasurer for several years.

She volunteered many service hours at the RMH Cancer Center, as well as the local food pantry and fi re department.

On March 12, 1955, she was united in marriage to Sam Batton, who survives.

She is also survived by a daughter, Stephanie R. Parrish of Virginia Beach; three sons, Alan M. Batton of Weyers Cave, Matthew J. Batton of Harrisonburg and Samuel J. Batton of Rocky Bar; a sister, Naomi “Jerry” Rosson of Briery Branch; a brother, Berryman Morris Jr. of Richmond; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Monday, July 18, 2016, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.

A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, July 19, at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church in Lynnwood with the Rev. Stuart Wood offi ciating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 7120 Orebank Road, Port Republic, VA 24471, and/or RMH Hospice, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, and/or Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 67, Grottoes, VA 24441.

Condolences sent at www. johnsonfs.com.



Robert P. Good


Robert Parks Good, 90, of Shenandoah, passed away July 15, 2016, in New Market.

He was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Hagerstown, Md., and was a son of the late Lester and Louise Parks Good.

He was a graduate of Shenandoah College and Marshall University.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was stationed in the Pacific Theater as a plane mechanic.

He was a member of the Christ UMC and Young at Heart. He had attended the Elkton Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where he was active in Sunday school.

He served as mayor of Shenandoah and was a member of the Town Council for many years. He served on the Page County School Board from 1956-76, and the Page County Board of Supervisors from 1988-2002.

He retired from Merck & Co. after 37 years of service.

His wife, Elizabeth “Ann” Kiblinger Good, preceded him in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Robbie Colopy of Shenandoah and Jane Blair of Elkton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a twin brother, Richard Good of Richmond.

The Rev. Adam Snow conducted a graveside service Tuesday, July 19, at the Coverstone Cemetery in Shenandoah. The family received friends Monday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

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



Magdalene C. Cockrell


Magdalene “Sissy” C. Cockrell, 78, of Elkton, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, at her home.

She was born July 2, 1938, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Fred and Minnie May Smith Shifflett.

She was a lifetime member of Soul’s Harbor Church and enjoyed crocheting, shopping, baking and gardening.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Leo Conley, and second husband, Charles E. Cockrell.

She is survived by daughters, Lisa Conley and Darlene Viands, both of Elkton; a son, Leon Conley of Elkton; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Eunice Dovel of McGaheysville; and a brother, Paul Shifflett of Elkton.

A funeral service was held Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Soul’s Harbor Church with Pastor Alvin Dovel and Benjamin Dovel officiating.

Burial followed at Elk Run Cemetery.

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

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



Maxine D. Rinaca


Maxine Dofflemyer Rinaca, 87, of Shenandoah, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

She was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Morton and Rosalia Frazier Dofflemyer.

On July 14, 1951, she married Carlton Coleman Rinaca, who preceded her in death on May 2, 2015.

She graduated from Elkton High School and attended Elon College, where she played on the basketball team.

She worked for Merck and Co. and later became a substitute teacher and teacher’s aide with the Page County School system, from which she retired.

She was a member of Fields United Methodist Church in Shenandoah.

Surviving are a son, Larry Carlton Rinaca of Georgetown, Tenn., and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service is planned for August and will be announced at a later date.

Interment will be private at the Methodist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fields United Methodist Church, 501 Senior Ave., Shenandoah, VA 22849, or the Shenandoah Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St., Shenandoah, VA 22849.



Charles M. Hilliard Sr.


Charles Martin Hilliard Sr., 92, of Stanley, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, at Winchester Medical Center.

Visitation was at Luray Pentecostal Church on Monday, July 18, 2016.

A graveside service was held at Leake’s Chapel Cemetery on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, with the Rev. Danny Herring offi ciating.

Burial was at Leake’s Chapel Cemetery in Stanley.

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



Byron L. Madison


Byron Lee Madison, 57, of Harrisonburg, died July 11, 2016, at his residence.

He was born May 20, 1959, to Richard Madison of Timberville and the late Ruth Costigan Madison.

He was a landscaper.

His wife, the former Linda Hixon, preceded him in death.

Surviving in addition to his father, are four children, Madison Blankenship, Sherri Lynn Carper, Rebecca Carper and Seth Allen Madison, all of Virginia; sisters, Tina Glover of Grottoes, Patricia Mitchell of Broadway, Helen Cole of Criders and Linda Stephens of Massachusetts; and one brother, Jesse Madison of West Virginia.

A memorial service was held Saturday at Mountain View Fellowship in McGaheysville. The family received friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grandle Funeral Home, P. O. Box 114, Broadway, VA 22815 to help with expenses.

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



Debbie S. Huffman


Debbie Sue Kyger Huffman, 50, of Port Republic, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

A daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Shirley Ann Burkett Kyger, she was born Dec. 5, 1965, in Harrisonburg.

She was a graduate of Turner Ashby High School.

She worked at LDA Creations at the Silver Lake Mill and recently as an equipment operator at B& S Contracting.

In her free time, she enjoyed writing poems, crocheting, cooking and spending time with her dog Zoey.

On April 12, 1985, she married, Robert “Rowdy” G. Huffman, who survives.

Also surviving are her daughter, Ashley N. Huffman of Port Republic; a brother, Christopher A. Kyger of Harrisonburg; a sister, Vickie Shifflett of Harrisonburg; and a granddaughter.

The family received friends Friday, July 15, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the funeral home with Pastor Jimmy Kite officiating.

Interment followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.kygers.com.



George A. Hansbrough Sr.


George Allen Hansbrough Sr., 91, of Shenandoah, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home in Luray.

He was born in Shenandoah, on Feb. 7, 1925, and was a son of the late John Hobart and Ruth Irene Dadisman Hansbrough.

He graduated from Shenandoah High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He, along with some of his brothers, were on the USS Montpelier.

He attended First Christian Church and retired from Merck.

He moved to Washington, D.C., and watched the Washington Redskins and Washington Senators. He also helped when the circus was in town, carrying water to the elephants and other animals.

On Jan. 12, 1950, he married Doris M. Painter, who preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 1998.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

He is survived by a son, George A. Hansbrough Jr. of Shenandoah; a granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends in Shenandoah from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, with pastor Phyllis Diamond officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Community Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St, Shenandoah, VA 22849, or First Christian Church 312 Third St., Shenandoah, VA 22849.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseykygerfuneralhome.com.



Rose M. Slye


Rose Mary Slye, 81, of Elkton, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Aug. 17, 1934, in McGaheysville, and was a daughter of the late Jacob Harley and Margaret Baker Sipe.

She was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker for many years and worked at Blue Bell in Elkton for a number of years before retiring.

She was pitcher for the “Blue Bell” softball team in the 1970s and 1980s, and enjoyed bowling, crossword puzzles and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis M. Slye. She was the last surviving member of her family.

She is survived by her daughters, “Tammy” Riel of Panama City, Fla., Patricia “Patti” R. Hensley of Elkton and Stacy A. Baugher of Harrisonburg; sons, Faron R. Slye of Stanley and Darrell L. Slye of Harrisonburg; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton with Pastor Carter Dean officiating.

Burial followed at Elk Run Cemetery. The family receive d friends Tuesday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Memorial gifts may be made to Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 35, Shenandoah, VA 22849.

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


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