OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County


David L. Molinari


David Lee Molinari (Dave), 78, of McGaheysville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at his home.

He was born April 19, 1938, in Cumberland, Md., and was a son of the late Anna T. and Harry F. Molinari Sr.

On July 4, 1959, he married Kathleen M. Molinari, who preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 2012.

He worked in sheet metal most his life in Maryland and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 100.

He raised his family in Lanham, Md., before moving to Rockingham County, where, with his wife, they built their home in 1986 in Massanutten.

He and his wife opened up and ran V.I.P. Kennels and then went on to start up and operate D&D Mechanical and Sheet Metal.

He was passionate about stock car racing. He raced at Beltsville Speedway in Maryland and Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas. He was champion at Beltsville Speedway in 1967 (LMM-Late Model Modifi ed).

He is survived by three children, David V. Molinari, Sherri L. Oakley and Diana L. Berthod; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ramona Pennock.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma, OK 73123.

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



Roy O. Billhimer


Roy Oliver Billhimer, 88, of Broadway, died Aug. 19, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Keezletown, and was a son of the late William Henry and Willie Walton Billhimer.

He was employed by H.D. Lee, Rockingham Poultry and worked for Rocco Farm Foods in Edinburg for 21 years before retiring in 1994.

He was a member of the Cedar Run Church of the Brethren, Broadway High School Athletic Boosters, Broadway High School Hall of Fame, Broadway Bruins board member, JMU Duke Club, Harrisonburg and New Market Eagles Club, the Massanutten Mountain Cloggers, Broadway-Timberville Jaycees, Shenandoah Disaster Auction, and a regular blood donor at RMH.

He loved gardening, dancing, bluegrass music and sporting events.

On Oct. 15, 1949, he married the former Charlotte Kline, who preceded him in death on June 16, 2015.

Surviving are his children, Tom Billhimer of Broadway, Susan Phillips of Harrisonburg, Jim Billhimer of Midland, Ga. and Kay White of Broadway; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Ray and George Billhimer; sister, Williette “Sis” Hartless; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pastors Richard Yowell and Kent Bennett will conduct a Celebration of Life Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway High School Auditorium.

Burial will be private.

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

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cedar Run Church of the Brethren Compassion Fund, P.O. Box 683, Broadway, VA 22815, or to the Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, VA 22815.

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



Marvin W. Glover Sr.


Marvin Watson Glover Sr., 86, of Staunton, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Augusta Health in Fishersville.

He was born July 21, 1930, in Swoope, a son of the late Bowman William and Mae Alberta (Shuey) Glover.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Prior to retirement, he taught at Craigsville, Churchville and Middlebrook schools.

He was a full-time dairy farmer. He had a great love for music and was a member of the Rockingham Male Chorus for 35 years.

He operated “Frontiers Antiques” in downtown Staunton for 20 years and was affectionately known as “The Cattleman.”

He was a member of Mount Tabor Lutheran Church.

In addition to his wife, Helen (Ritchie) Glover, survivors include a son, Marvin W. Glover Jr. of Grottoes; two daughters, Jennifer Karen Killion and Pamela Mae Wiebke of Franklinton, N.C.; a brother, William Glover of Staunton; a sister, Ada Halley of West Virginia; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Wayne Pence and son, Marvin Glover Jr.

Burial followed in Mount Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.henryfuneralhome.net.



Josephine A. Dundore


Josephine Armentrout Dundore, 89, of Harrisonburg, passed away Aug. 18, 2016, at Timberview Crossing. She had been ill the past few years.

She was born in Harrisonburg, on Aug. 1, 1927, and was a daughter of the late Riley William and Agnes Pearl Tutwiler Armentrout.

She lived all her life in the Rockingham County area and graduated from Keezletown High School in 1945. She formerly worked at the Sancar Factory and was a homemaker.

She was a devoted, lifelong member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church and held various positions within the church including Sunday school teacher, singing in the choir and children’s story time.

She enjoyed gardening.

On July 8, 1946, she married Jacob Bowman Dundore Jr., who preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1997.

She is survived by a son, Robert L. Dundore of Harrisonburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Pastor Valerie Ritter officiating. Burial was at Cedar Grove UMC Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Grove Cemetery Association, 482 Mystic Woods Lane, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.



Lynn G. Rinaca


Lynn Griffith Rinaca of Biglerville, Pa. and formerly of Shenandoah, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, from complications incurred during surgery at the Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa., with his wife of 61 years, Sheila J. Rinaca, by his side.

He graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1951.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Emma F. Griffith Rinaca.

Surviving siblings are brothers, Gerald, Allan Melvin and Charles, of Shenandoah; sisters, Dorothy Bass of Ashland, Va., and Eleanor Sampson of Waynesboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a proud U.S. veteran who served in Germany during the Korean conflict.

Following his military service, he returned to his former employer, Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore, from which he retired as a metalurgical technician after 35 years of service.

He was a member of the VFW Post 8613 in Shenandoah.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in Shenandoah with Pastor Phyllis Diamond officiating.



The Rev. Homer L. Frazier


The Rev. Homer Lee Frazier, 81, of Grottoes, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at the University of Virginia Transitional Care Hospital in Charlottesville surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Harriston in Augusta County, to the late Miley and Dealie Morris Frazier.

Homer gave his life to the Lord in 1959 and had a calling to preach the message of the hour in 1970.

He founded Full Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in 1974, where he became senior pastor in 2000. He lived to serve the Lord and help the lives of others through his ministry.

Rev. Frazier retired from Reynolds Metals Company in Grottoes and dedicated his time to being a pastor, his family, farming and gardening. He believed in a Christ-centered life and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his joy.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy J. (Osborne) Frazier.

Also surviving are his son, Thomas Frazier and wife, Barbara; daughters, Denise Shifflett and husband, Harold, and Connie Spencer and husband, Rev. Ronald; brother, Vernon Frazier and wife, Kathy; sister, Frances Lam and husband, Junior, all of Grottoes; mother-in-law, Ruby Christine Rigney of Danville, Va.; seven grandchildren, Melissa Hill and husband, Tom, Jennifer Landes and husband, Matt, Kimberly Hatton and husband, Oly, Thomas Jarrett “T.J.” Frazier and wife, Laura, Matthew Spencer and wife, Cassie, Andrew Spencer and wife, Katie, and Whitney Breeden and husband, Davey; 15 great-grandchildren; an expected great-greatgrandchild due in February 2017; many nephews, nieces and extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Holbert and Melvin Frazier and sisters, Sarah Thornton and Pauline Lucas.

The funeral service, officiated by Pastors Ron Spencer and Andrew Spencer, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at Full Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in Elkton.

Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Crimora.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the church, 18132 Spotswood Trail, Elkton, VA 22827.

Arrangements are with Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.



Selena B. Scott


Selena Brown Scott, 82, of Elkton, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

She was born Oct. 4, 1933, in Elkton, and was a daughter of the late Gordon and Sara Ware Brown.

She enjoyed watching Western movies and was a member of the Mount Paran Baptist Church in Elkton.

She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

On April 4, 1952, she married Paul N. Scott, who preceded her in death on July 21, 2008.

She is survived by daughters, Geanna Scott -Flax of Elkton, Karyn Henri Pettaway of Maryland and Vicki Jackson of Boston; five granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton with Pastor Theresa Woodson and the Rev. Michael Turner officiating.

Burial followed the funeral and was private.

Memorial contributions can be made to Kyger Funeral Home, 115 Nicholson Road, Elkton, VA 22827, to offset funeral expenses.

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



James T. Thomas


James “Jim” Terry Thomas, 83, of Penn Laird, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at his home.

He was born March 19, 1933, in the Back Creek community of Highland County, a son of the late W.H. (Tom) and Grace (Duncan) Thomas.

He attended Monterey High School, Warren County High School and Blue Ridge Community College.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

He had a long and varied career in mechanical engineering and manufacturing.

He worked for numerous companies, including Bethlehem Steel, American Safety Razor, Even’s Products, Thalhimer’s Department Store, Maphis Chapman and Proctor Silex, retiring from Merck & Co. in 1996.

Surviving family members include his wife, Shirlene (Woods) Thomas, whom he married Nov. 22, 1955; two daughters, Terena Gayle and Vickie Kinkead; and a granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with the Rev. Andre Crummett officiating.

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

Burial will be private in the Monterey Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.obaughfuneralhome.com.



James R. Miller


James “Jim” Richard Miller, 62, of Port Republic, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at his home.

Born in Ruddle, W.Va., on Feb. 21, 1954, he was a son of the late Charles Daniel and Beulah Simmons Miller.

He was retired from Graham Packaging and worked in preventative maintenance for 44 years.

He loved hunting, traveling, camping, woodworking, gardening and his family.

He was a faithful servant and deacon at Bethlehem Bible Church and a member of the RMH Amputee Support Group.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Joanne Miller; a daughter, Jennifer R. Miller; two granddaughters; a sister, Carol Ann Holloway; and five brothers, Donald Len Miller, Jerry Byrd Miller, Charles Dennis Miller, William “Bill” R. Miller and Jeffrey Wayne Miller.

A funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Entombment followed in Eastlawn Memorial Mausoleum.

The family received friends Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Bible Church, P.O. Box 2972, Staunton, VA 24402.



Richard Blizzard


Richard Blizzard, 79, of Harrisonburg, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at his home.

He was born May 28, 1937, in Harman, W.Va., and was a son of the late Kermit and Edith Nelson Blizzard.

His passion in life was farming at his homeplace in West Virginia and driving tractor-trailers for the family business.

He graduated from Harman High School in Harman, W. Va., and was given the Farm Mechanics National Award from FFA.

He worked for Walker Manufacturing for 25 years before retiring.

In 1985, he co-founded Blizzard Transportation.

He was a member of Harman Church of the Brethren and attended Garber’s Church of the Brethren.

On his birthday he graduated from high school and also married his wife, Eunice Gail Smith Blizzard, who preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 2015.

He is survived by a son, Ricky David Blizzard of Harrisonburg; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a. m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Garber’s Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg with Pastor Walt Crull officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a gathering 6 to 8 p. m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Harman Church of the Brethren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a. m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Blizzard family cemetery, 432 Blizzard Hollow, Harman, WV 26270.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonburg Fire Department or Harrisonburg Rescue Squad.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg and Hinkle Funeral Home in Harman, W.Va. are handling the arrangements.

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



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