OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Steven M. Griffith


Steven Michael “Mike” Griffith, 69, of Clifton Forge, died on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke.

He was born on Sept. 22, 1946, in Luray and was a son of the late Clyde Elmer Griffith and Martha Petefish Griffith.

Mr. Griffith served in the United States Navy for four years and was a retired insurance salesman for Monumental Life Insurance and TransAmerica Life Insurance companies. He was a long-standing member of the Clifton Forge Baptist Church, where he served in numerous capacities including as Sunday school superintendent and deacon. He played on a travel tennis team and was a Dixie League softball coach and Boy Scout leader.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Keith of Eagle Rock; two sisters, Clydette Griffith Lobred of Springfield, and Patti Spinner of Clifton Forge; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, March 6, at the Clifton Forge Baptist Church by the Rev. Nathan Smith. His body was cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clifton Forge Baptist Church, P.O. Box 121, Clifton Forge, Va. 24422.



Kevin W. Samuels



Kevin Wayne Samuels, 40, of Luray, died on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

He was born on March 27, 1975, in Harrisonburg and was a son of Lonnie Samuels of Elkton and Beverly Jean Eppard Samuels of Luray.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Chelsea Samuels of Elkton; three sons, Garrett and Blake Samuels, both of Grottoes, and Parker Samuels of Luray; a brother, Cody Samuels of Elkton; a sister, Penny Foster of Stanley; and his companion, Danielle Payment of Luray.

The family received friends on Saturday, March 19, at the Bradley Funeral Home.



George W. Helyer


George William Helyer, 84, of Shenandoah, died on Thursday, March 17, 2016.



He was born on March 10, 1932, in Michigan and was a son of the late Ralph E. Helyer and Ella Schimdt Helyer.

Mr. Helyer served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and had worked as a carpenter.



He is survived by a son, William G. Helyer of Harrisonburg; a daughter, Lori D. Helyer of Harrisonburg; a sister, Geneive Patterson; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Slavin.



A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, March 20, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisonburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 8613, 1103 Varina Ave., Shenandoah, Va. 22849.



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



Daniel D. Gray


Daniel David Gray, 22, of Stanley, died on Monday, March 14, 2016, in El Paso, Texas, while serving in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his mother, Jennifer Bywaters of Stanley; his father, Cletus Calvin Gray Jr. of Stanley; two sisters, Ashley A. Gray and Brittany B. Gray, both of Stanley; two nieces, Brooklyn and Ailiegh Miller of Stanley; and his grandparents, Maxine and Cletus Gray Sr. and Lois and Roy Bywaters, all of Stanley.



A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Stanley.


The family received friends on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the church. 


Memorial contributions may be made to the Page Youth Football League, 1861 U.S. Hwy. Business 340 West, Stanley, Va. 22851, in his memory.



Arrangements were handled by the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray. (Paid Obituary)



Charles D. Jarvis


Charles Dale Jarvis, 68, of 1173 Backwash Rd., Luray, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.



He was born on July 29, 1947, in Gladewater, Texas, and was a son of the late Charles Howard Jarvis and Christine Ruby Barnett Johnson.

Mr. Jarvis retired as a special ed teacher for Page County Public Schools, with more than 25 years of service. He coached baseball for Luray High School and went on to coach softball for year and baseball for 20 years at Page County High School. He also helped with the Luray Wranglers.

On Dec. 1, 1990, he married Julia Ann Seekford Jarvis, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Jonathon Jarvis and wife Susan of Austwell, Texas; a daughter, Krystle Buracker and husband Randy of Stanley; and two grandchildren, Koltin Jarvis of Luray, and Raevyn Buracker of Stanley.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 19, at Page County High School. (Paid Obituary)



Robert B. Fisher


Robert “Bobby” Boswell Fisher, 78, of Luray, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

He was born to John T. Fisher Jr. and Ruth Middleton Fisher on September 11, 1937, in Washington, D.C.

Robert was a devoted member of Our Lady of the Valley Church in Luray, Virginia, for 33 years. His favorite sports were boating and fishing. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, picking crabs and spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends. He was an avid volunteer for Page One and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He served our country in the United States Army receiving two accommodations and was honorably discharged in 1958.

On April 30, 1983, he married Glenda Branam.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth; his father, John; a brother, John (Jackie) T. Fisher; and a sister, Theodora Robertson.

He is survived by his loving wife, Glenda Carol Fisher; their children, Tereasa and Walt Burns, Paula and Thomas Craze, and Deena Craze; his sisters, Naomi Quattrocchi and Ruthie Mararac; a brother, Tom Fisher; his 12 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends celebrated Robert’s life on Saturday, March 19, at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Luray. Viewing services were held on Sunday, March 20, at Kalas Funeral Home in Oxon Hill, Md.

A funeral service was conducted on Monday, March 21, at St. Ignatius Church in Oxon Hill, Md., with interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

A online guestbook is available at www.KalasFu neralHomes.com. (Paid Obituary)



Barbara A. Bosley


Barbara Allen Wood Bosley, 83, of Stanley, departed this life on earth Thursday, March 17, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Barbara was born Oct. 4, 1932, and was the daughter of the late Harrison McKinley and Rosie Nicholson Wood of Rileyville.

On June 1, 1950, she married the love of her life, Louis L. Bosley of Stanley. Both were very active in their community of Stanley.

Barbara was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church of Stanley and was a founding board member of Hospice of Page County.

She is survived by her three sons, Louis M. “Doc” and wife Sue, Carroll K. and wife Patty, and Stephen A. Bosley, all of Stanley.

She is also survived by her daughter, Christi H. Baker and husband Jerry of Stanley.

Also surviving are her grandchildren, Robert L. and wife Tiffany, Brian L. and wife Alyssa, Leanne M. Cooke and husband Steve, Andrew S. and wife Sabrina, Jonathan M. and wife Brittany, Cody W. Bosley, Sabrar H. Bosley, Troy Randall, Alison and Ricky Seal, and Tricia and Steve Bridgeman.

Also surviving are great-grandchildren, who were the apple of her eye, Chad Yager, Kimberly Bosley, Teresa Bosley, A.J. and Landon Bosley, Desi Turner, Jacob Bosley, Brayden and Allie Bosley, and the newest grandson, 3-day-old Louis Francis Bosley, Corey, Kaitlin and Keaton Seal; and a special doggie, Odie.

Barbara is also survived by her sister, Julia Mulcahy and husband Mike of Moncks Corner, S.C.; and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews who were very special to her.

Her wonderful caregivers that loved her like their own grandmother were Sierra Argilan, Emma Clough and Brooke.

Preceding her in death were brothers Cecil, Junior and Roger Wood; sisters Isabelle Wheeler and Ruby Blanchard; and grandson Justin.

Barbara and Louis owned and operated many businesses in Stanley and her landmark was owning The Hawksbill Diner for more than 30 years. She never met a stranger at the diner and was special to so many customers.
Family night was held Sunday, March 20, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Andy Seastrom. Burial was in the Bethlehem Christian Cemetery in Stanley. Pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Stan ley Volunteer Rescue Squad or to the Bethlehem Christian Church. (Paid Obituary)


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