OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Edna J. Hoak


Edna Juanita Hoak, 73, of Luray, died on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1942, in Luray and was a daughter of the late Edward Malizka and Alda Campbell Malizka.

On Nov. 21, 1962, she married Dale Henry Hoak, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Melissa Hoak of Luray; a son, Robert Hoak of Luray; a sister, Karen Tomasovic of Brunswick, Ga; and four grandchildren.

A private service was conducted on Friday, Feb. 26, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Alexander C. Zuber.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Luray, Va. 22835.



Brian R. Tucker


Brian Richard Tucker, 57, of Luray, died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester.

He was born on Dec. 1, 1958, in England and was a son of the late Albert Tucker and Veronica Mazzina Tucker.

Mr. Tucker was a member of Main Street Baptist Church.

On June 30, 2000, he married Mary E. Judd Smith Tucker of Luray, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Paul and Andrew Tucker, both of England; two daughters, Kim Tucker and Kelly Tucker, both of England; two stepdaughters, Angelia A. Batman of Amsterdam, and Crystal Batman Taylor of West Virginia; two stepsons, Nathan W. and Shawn Batman, both of Luray; three brothers, Stephen, Phillip and David Tucker; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Main Street Baptist Church.



Rosemary L. Schultz


Rosemary Leigh Schultz, 59, of Port Republic, died on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at her home.

She was born on Feb. 2, 1957, in Bristol, Tenn., and was a daughter of the late Benjamin Hoover and Mary Jennings Hoover.

On July 17, 2004, she married Chip Schultz, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Michael Carpenter of Craigsville, and Jason Carpenter of Waynesboro; a stepdaughter, Cassie Taylor of Shenandoah; and two grandchildren.



There are no services scheduled at this time.

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




Donald E. Harris


Donald Eugene Harris, 79, of Shenandoah, died on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.



He was born on Dec. 22, 1936, in Virginia and was a son of the late Charles Willard Harris and Anna Elizabeth Beavers Harris.

Mr. Harris had worked at Southern States Cooperative.

On Dec. 16, 1964, he married Eileen Mary Baker Harris, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Valeri Angela Kibler of Stanley, Kathy A. Masemer of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Sherri Taylor; a son, Charles R. Harris of LaPlata, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Nelson.

A funeral service was conducted on Friday, Feb. 26, at the Bradley Funeral Home.



Emmarena H. West


Emmarena Delsie Huffman West went to her heavenly home on February 27, 2016, surrounded by her family and other loved ones. As a child, she grew up in Stanley, Va.

Emma and her husband, Harold Huffman, who passed away in 1995, were Williamsburg residents since 1971, where they were both very active and loyal members of Smith Memorial Baptist Church.

She is survived by her five daughters, Dianna Evans (Bill) of Springfield, Va., Bobbie Greene (Dennis) of Williamsburg, Va., Esther Carpenter of Richmond, Va., Tina McCauley (Ray) of Sandston, Va., and Beverly Huffman of Americus, Ga.; and her very devoted and loving friend, Walt Johnson.

She is also survived by her brother, Shirley Housden (Peggy); her sisters, Nancy Campbell (Ron), Martha Graves, Carolyn Dovel (Charles) of Stanley, Va., and her sister, Bonnie Dovel of Shenandoah, Va.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Betty; her brother, Buddy; and her husband, Martin West.

Also left to cherish her memories are five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, her church family, especially her Sunday school class (The Steadfasters), and many other loving friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at Smith Memorial Baptist Church, 6515 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, Va. 23188. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, Va.

Her wishes were donations to be made in her memory to Smith Memorial Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.nelsencares.com. (Paid Obituary)



Edward E. Farkas


Edward Emil Farkas, 83, of Luray, died on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1932, in Stamford, Conn., and was a son of the late John Farkas and Mary Ann Farkas.

Mr. Farkas was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had worked for AT&T as a purchasing agent. He moved to Luray in August 2015 from Phoenix, Ariz.

On Dec. 5, 1953, he married Doris Farkas, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Ken Farkas of Woodbridge; and Craig Farkas of Afghanistan. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ann and Eileen; and a brother, John.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Cathy Tibbetts, with military honors by the VFW Comer-Jones Post 621.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.



Jo Ann Rines


Jo Ann Rines, 77, of Rileyville, died on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on Aug. 10, 1938, in Washington, D.C., and was a daughter of the late Roy Haddock and Gladys Sours Haddock Miller.

Mrs. Rines was a member of the Page Valley Baptist Church.

On Dec. 23, 1953, she married Billy Richard Rines, who died on Nov. 1, 2010.

She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Jo Nicholson of Rileyville; a son, Rodney Allen Rines of Rileyville; three sisters, Susie Anderson of Luray, Diana Good of Stanley, and Cynthia Huddleston of Calabash, N.C.; two brothers, Roy Eugene Haddock Sr. of Gaithersburg, Md., and William F. Miller Jr. of Brunswick, Md.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sundae Lou Rines and Sandra Sue Rines; and a brother, Dennis Boyce.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Page Valley Baptist Church by the Rev. Gary Nicholson. Burial was in the Rileyville Cemetery.



Larry A. Smith Sr.


Larry Alan Smith Sr., 67, of Stanley, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.

He was born on June 6, 1948, in Luray and was a son of Fausteena Gray Smith and the late James Glen Smith Sr.

Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1968-69.

On Feb. 27, 1971, he married Diana Beahm Smith, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Lara Lea Henry and husband Shad; a son, Larry Alan Jr. and wife Trisha; and granddaughters Kelsey Rae Smith and Emilea Grace Henry, all of Stanley.

Surviving in addition are two brothers, Jimmy and wife Judy, and David and wife Millie; a sister, Jo Ann; nieces Pam Morris and husband Patrick, Meaghan and MaKayla Smith, and nephew Jamie Smith and wife Wendy.

Visitation was held at the Bradley Funeral Home from 7-8 p.m. on Feb. 26.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Bethlehem Christian Church in Stanley by the Rev. Andy Seastrom. Burial was in the church cemetery, with military honors by the VFW Post 621. (Paid Obituary)



Frances V. Grimsley


Frances Virginia Grimsley, 90, a resident of Shenandoah, gracefully passed away on February 22, 2016, at 1:55 p.m. She will be deeply missed.

She was born in Shenandoah on September 6, 1925, and was the daughter of the late Otis Olin and Minnie Irene Kite Grimsley.

Frances attended Shenandoah High School and was employed with Sleepwear before retiring in 1994. She was a member of Grove Hill United Methodist Church, serving as treasurer for 47 years. She was also a member of the Virginia Grand Lodge of Virginia.

She is survived by her nephews, Allen and (Tina) Comer of Shenandoah, Gary and (Carla) Souder of Harrisonburg, Don Souder of Broadway, and Dick and (Sharon) Souder of Timberville; a niece, Belinda Seal and Chip Tumblin of Manassas; great nieces and nephews, Ryan and Madison Comer, Tiffany Seal, Shannon, Edward, Richard and Karrie Souder, Kristin Mayo and Angie McClure; and numerous great-great-nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Tressie Elizabeth Grimsley Souder and Betty Lee Grimsley Comer.

Frances loved to travel, knitting, sewing and visiting with people.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 2016, at Grove Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor Ellen Martin officiating. Burial was private. Friends called at the home of Allen and Tina Comer.

In honor of her passing, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Grove Hill United Methodist Church.

Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah handled arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseykygerfuneralhome.com.



Darlene F. Jenkins


Darlene Frances Jenkins, 60, of Stanley, died on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1955, in Charlottesville and was a daughter of the late Reginald Dodson and Nellie Smith Dodson.

On Aug. 26, 1983, she married Larry Jenkins, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a sister, Amy Renard of Florida. She was preceded in death by a brother, Reginald Dean Dodson; and a sister, Sue Piliton.

A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, March 1, at the Mercy and Grace Fellowship Church by the Rev. Ray Berry. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery on Tanner’s Ridge in Stanley.



Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses.



Alice V. Breeden


Alice Virginia Breeden, 85, formerly of Stanley, died on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on May 8, 1930, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Robert Decker and Rebecca Nichols Decker.

Ms. Breeden was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.

She is survived by a sister, Lillian Gorman of Shenandoah; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Willard, Carson, Lonzie, Melvin, Nelson and Rufus Jenkins; and a sister, Florence Elizabeth Jenkins.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Bethlehem Christian Church. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Stanley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Christian Church.


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