Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County

James W. Hensley

James Woodrow “Woody” Hensley, 70, of Shenandoah, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the University of Virginia Transitional Care Hospital in Charlottesville.

He was born Nov. 11, 1945, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Ted and Pearl Knighten Hensley.

He was a welder for Greenwood Construction in Elkton and Fluor Construction (DuPont) in Front Royal before his retirement.

Surviving are three sons, Preston Hensley of McGaheysville, and Kenny Hensley and Charles Hensley, both of Elkton; daughters, Carla Morse of Elkton and Jeanne Hensley of Shenandoah; a brother, Teddy Hensley Jr. of Penn Laird; a sister, Kathy Barkdoll of Bel Air, Md.; five grandchildren; and his former wife, Janet Lam Hensley.

A memorial gathering was held Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Stonewall Memorial Park’s Monger Shelter in Elkton. Burial was private.

Jodie W. Wampler

Jodie Weldon Wampler, 94, of Bridgewater, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born in Port Republic, on March 6, 1922, and was a son of the late Frances (Showalter) and Clyde Lee Wampler.

He worked as a salesman for Wetsel Seed Co. for more than 40 years and was a member of Dayton Church of the Brethren.

He enjoyed sports, fishing and traveling. He was involved with the early years of Bridgewater Little League, and was the first coach to take the all-star team to the state tournament.

He was united in marriage, on June 12, 1942, to Catherine (Flory) Wampler, who survives.

He is survived by a daughter, Elaine Huffman of Bridgewater; two sons, Jodie Wampler of Broadway and Keith Wampler of Fredericksburg; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at Dayton Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Kevin Daggett officiating. Burial was private.

The family requests memorial donations to Dayton Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 236 Dayton, VA 22821 and/or Bridgewater Home, 302 N. Second St., Bridgewater, VA 22812.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.

Page L. Turner

Page Lynwood Turner, 80, of Stanley, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Stanley.

Visitation at Newport Christian Church was held Friday, July 29, 2016.

A service was held at the church on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Burial was at Newport Cemetery in Shenandoah.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to Newport Christian Church.

Douglas G. Rosser

Douglas Glenwood Rosser, 69, of Shenandoah, went to be with the Lord, on Monday, July 25, 2016.

He was born Nov. 3, 1946, in Luray, and was a son of the late Julius and Iva Rosser of Shenandoah.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shelby Jean Lowery.

Mr. Rosser retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service. During his naval career, he was assigned to various ships of the Atlantic Fleet-USS William R. Rush DD714, USS Claude V. Ricketts Dahlgren DDG43 and two tours aboard USS John King DDG3. Various shore command tours included duty at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I.; Naval Station, Key West, Fla.; Naval Base, Norfolk; Naval Radio Station, Sugar Grove, W.Va. and a tour of shore duty in Vietnam from 1967-68.

Rosser was a recipient of numerous awards and citations, including the Navy achievement medal, good conduct, meritorious unit commendation, Battle “E,” sea service, Vietnam campaign, Vietnam service, national defense and the Navy unity commendation. He was a member of the VFW Avis O. Comer Post in Shenandoah and attended the St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Elkton.

On Aug. 7, 1993, he married Sharon “Midge” Rosser, who survives.

He is also survived by a brother, Timothy Glenwood Rosser; children, Scott Glenwood Rosser of Shenandoah and Theresa Warlitner and children, Alison from Harrisonburg and her children, Brendan, Tristan, Jaxson and Austin; Candace from Waynesboro and her children, Jaylyn and Winter; Jason Glenwood Rosser of Centerville Tenn. and wife, Ramona and children, Talisha and Kahlen of Raleigh, N.C., Randy Hartley of Elkton and Stephanie, and children, Chandler and River Jay Hartley; Carrie Ann Comer of Elkton and husband, Tracy and children, Taylor Comer, Autumn Morris and Erin Comer.

The funeral was held Friday, July 29, 2016, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Elkton with Pastor Rick Robertson officiating.

Graveside military rites by the U.S. Navy followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens

Online condolences can be made at

Keith V. French Sr.

Keith V. French Sr., 52, passed away July 24, 2016, at his home in Shenandoah.

He was born Feb. 5, 1964, in Augusta, Maine.

He worked in the woods in Maine, then continued the family tradition as an over-the-road truck driver.

He loved hunting and trucking.

He was preceded in death by a wife.

He had his mother, Vernie, and father, Vivan; four sons; two daughters; seven grandchildren and his wife, Heather French.

A memorial service was held at Landmark Tabernacle on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, with Pastor Keith Powers officiating.

Denver C. Loan

Denver Craig Loan, 87, of Penn Laird, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Willow Estates.

He was born May 29, 1929, in Bath County, and was a son of the late Harvey Arnold and Gertrude Jane Glendye Loan.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, served during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the VFW Myers-Hodge Post 27.

He was employed by Bridgewater College, was a dairy farmer for 30 years and later worked for Food Lion in Harmony Square.

He enjoyed playing guitar and listening to music.

He was a member of Greenmount Church of the Brethren.

On Sept. 9, 1953, he married Mary Margaret Smith, who passed away Nov. 2, 1997.

Surviving are his children, Doris Siever of Grottoes, Diane Enterline of Linville, Dennis Loan of Dayton and Denver Franklin Loan of North Carolina; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was the last surviving member of his family.

The Rev. Kevin Gerber conducted a funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at the McMullen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial followed the funeral service and was held at Elk Run Cemetery in Parnassus.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton American Legion Post 27, 4983 Spring Creek Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812.

Condolences may be made online to the family at

Archie L. Lam

Archie Leon Lam, 76, of Elkton, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 17, 1939, in Rockingham County, and was the son of the late Archie Lee Sherman and Lou Morris Lam.

He was a lifelong resident of Elkton and a mechanic for more than 30 years at DuPont.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing and listening to bluegrass music.

He was a graduate of Elkton High School and was a member of the 13-man football team that won the state championship in the 1950s.

He was a member of the Massanutten Gun Club and Shenandoah Moose, and was the honorary driver for the Lam Brothers Band, which his sons started many years ago.

He attended the Furnace United Methodist Church in his youth.

On May 26, 1962, he married Juanita Shifflett Lam, who survives.

He is also survived by sons, Greg Lam and Jerry Lam; a daughter, Patty Lam; a granddaughter raised in the home, Tiffany Lam; a great-granddaughter raised in the home, Winter Lam; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Irene Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.

The funeral was held Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton, with Pastors Bob Silling and Briar Lam officiating.

Burial followed the funeral service and was at Koontz Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Elkton Emergency Squad, 20871 Blue and Gold Drive, Elkton, VA 22827; or to the Elkton Volunteer Fire Company, 153 Terrace Ave., Elkton, VA 22827.

Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting

Phyllis A. Breeden

Phyllis Ann Keyser Breeden, 73, of Shenandoah, passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at VMRC.

She was born in Harrisonburg, on Nov. 8, 1942, a daughter of the late Emmett and Ruth Comer Keyser.

Phyllis lived her entire life in the Shenandoah area and attended Shenandoah High School.

She was a homemaker and attended Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

On July 21, 1962 she married Rondall “Ronnie” Breeden, who survives.

She is also survived by a daughter, Cathy A. Breeden of Grottoes; two grandchildren, Alayna and Mady Breeden of Elkton; a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Shifflett of Elkton; a brother, Ronnie Keyser and wife, Audrey, of Elkton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, R. Jason Breeden; and a sister, Mae K. Lawson.

Friends and family may call at the Breeden residence at any time.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church with Pastors Ellen Martin and Mike Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Pat Summit Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Dr., Suite 1101, Knoxville, TN 37902 or online at or Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Department, 201 Pennsylvania Ave., Shenandoah, VA 22849.

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