OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Lois H. McCulley


Lois Hastings McCulley, 94, of Shenandoah, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

She was born on March 29, 1922, in Amelia County and was a daughter of the late James “Jimmy” William Hastings and Maggie Major Hastings.

Mrs. McCulley made her home in Amelia County before moving to the Shenandoah Valley in 1996, where she lived with her daughter. She was a homemaker, music teacher and pianist for various churches.

She is survived by one daughter, Joyce M. Tennies of Shenandoah; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous foster grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was conducted on Sunday, April 10, at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Shenandoah by the Rev. Ellen Martin. Burial will follow at a later date in Amelia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove UMC, 2279 Fleeburg Rd., Shenandoah, Va. 22849.

Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home handled arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseykygerfuneralhome.com.



Luther B. Hottel


Luther Benjamin “Bennie” Hottel, 93, of Mount Crawford, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

He was born on Sept. 8, 1922, in Quicksburg and was a son of the late Ray Saum Hottel and Mary Ellen O’Roark Hottel.



Mr. Hottel was a graduate of Bridgewater High School and served during World War II as an airplane mechanic in the Army Air Corps stationed in England. He worked for many years as a route salesman for the Coca-Cola Co. before starting his career as a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement.

 He was a charter member of the Mount Crawford Ruritan Club, a member of Gideon International and an active leader in his church through the United Methodist Men and the choir. He was a charter member of the Rockingham Male Chorus, had coached Little League baseball and was an avid golfer.



On Sept. 28, 1942, he married Bernice LaBelle Riddleberger Hottel, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandra Hottel of Mount Crawford, and Nancy Fleischman of Crozet; two sons, Edwin Hottel of Harrisonburg, and L.B. Hottel Jr. of Shenandoah; seven grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren;three step great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and two step great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Hottel Glover; a brother, Ray S. Hottel Jr.; and a granddaughter.

A funeral service was conducted on Monday, April 11, at the Mount Crawford United Methodist Church by the Rev. Russell Heinrich. Burial was in the Mount Crawford Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion Post 27.



Memorial donations may be made to the Mount Crawford UMC Organ Fund, P.O. Box 84, Mount Crawford, Va. 22841; or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 734, Harrisonburg, Va. 22803.



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



Shelva J. Campbell


Shelva Jean Campbell, 76, of Elkton, died on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Ms. Campbell was born on June 15, 1939, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Fred Lam and Polly Meadows.

She is survived by two children, Barbara Wyant and Danny Samuels, both of Elkton; three brothers, Otis and Leo Lam, both of Elkton, and Robert Lam of Crimora; two sisters, Marie Lawson and Sylvia Shifflett, both of Elkton; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, James and Norman Lam; and two sisters, Viola Meadows and Arvilla Monger.

A funeral service was conducted on Monday, April 11, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton by Pastor Carter Dean. Burial was in Jollett’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to EAUS, 218 W. Spotswood Trail, Elkton, Va. 22827.

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



Paul D. Kirtley


Paul David Kirtley, 71, of Crimora, died on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at his home.

He was born on April 17, 1944, in Shenandoah and was a son of the late Benjamin Kirtley and Rita Melva Cook Kirtley.



Mr. Kirtley retired in 1994 from the spa management business and was currently involved in real estate.

On July 18, 1998, he married Teresa Owen Kirtley, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Jennifer Milstead of Waynesboro, and Paula Kirtley; four sons, Michael, Josh, Kris and Ben Kirtley; one sister, Mary Lee Grimsley of Shenandoah; two brothers, Carl Lee Kirtley of Elkton, and Amos Kirtley of Grottoes; two granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by three brothers, Benjamin, William “Billy” and Leon Kirtley; and two sisters, Evelyn Hensley and Ruth Smith.



A celebration of life service will be conducted from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at his home, 2758 East Side Highway, Crimora.

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



George M. Austin


George McKinley Austin, 71, of Luray, died on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

He was born on May 25, 1944, in Christiansburg and was a son of the late Joseph Austin and Mabel Litton Austin.

On Oct. 3, 1965, he married Patricia L. Lionberger Austin, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, George McKinley Austin Jr. of Harrisonburg; three daughters, Tina Louise Horn, Kimberly Ann Adams and Karen Lynn Hevener, all of Luray; a brother, Joseph Austin of Pulaski; a sister, Judy James of Radford; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Neal; and a brother, John Austin.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at St. Matthews Lutheran Cemetery in Toms Brook by Pastor Deanna Boynton.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the Bradley Funeral Home.



Philip J. Johnson


Philip Jesse Johnson, 58, of Harrisonburg, died on Monday, April 5, 2016, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 20, 1958, in Alexandria and was a son of Edith Conswelo Tutt Taylor and the late John Henry Johnson.




Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Luray High School and worked as an electrician at RCD Inc. in Purceville for 18 years.

On April 24, 2000, he married Norma Jean Waybright Johnson, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his mother and his wife are three sons, Travis Johnson and Randy Lane Jr., both of Harrisonburg, and Robert Crawford III of New Hope; two daughters, Felicia Nall and Keanna Davis, both of Harrisonburg; a brother, Jeffrey Johnson of Bristow; two sisters, Marilyn Johnson Tolliver of Burke, and Cathy Johnson Roman of Harrisonburg; three grandchildren; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John Henry Johnson Jr.; and his grandparents, William and Edith Tutt.


A memorial service was conducted on Friday, April 8, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg by Elder George Haines.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave., Suite 210, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.



Larry K. Fletcher


Larry K. Fletcher, 57, of Elkton, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

He was born on March 7, 1959, in Hyattsville, Md., and was a son of Kenneth W. Fletcher and S. Jean Keen Fletcher, both of Elkton.

Mr. Fletcher lived in Page County for a number of years before moving to Elkton. He worked in construction prior to his illness.

Surviving addition to his parents are a daughter, Crystal Fletcher; a sister, Tamula Ayers; two grandchildren; and a nephew.

He was cremated and all services were private. Arrangements were handled by the Kyger Funeral Home.

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



Mary E. Alger


Mary Evelyn Alger, 87, of Stanley, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.



She was born on March 10, 1929, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Elmer Lee Pence and Rita Mae Lucas Pence.

Mrs. Alger was a member of the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church.

On July 30, 1946, she married Jesse James Alger, who died on Nov. 18, 2007.

She is survived by two sons, Jesse Junior Alger of Shenandoah, and Robert Franklin “Bobby” Alger of Luray; two daughters, Carolyn Sue Burton and Mary Jane McKenzie, both of Luray; two sisters, Nellie McCoy of Oregon, and Delores Presgraves of Luray; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, James Scott “Scottie” Alger; two sisters, Marie Housden and Ruby Stokes; and three brothers, Bill, Terry Haskell “Hack” and the Rev. Aldine Pence.

A funeral service was conducted on Friday, April 8, at the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church by Pastor Sam Millen and Elder Roy Campbell. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray.





Betty J. Wright


Betty Jane Wright, 81, of Stanley, died on Monday, April 11, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on June 4, 1934, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Jessie W. Campbell and Velva Mae Housden Campbell.

On Nov. 19, 1952, she married Aldine Franklin Wright, who died on March 1, 1976.

She is survived by a sister, Peggy Stover of Monroe, N.C.; and a niece. She was preceded in death by a son, Roger L. Wright; four brothers, Kenneth W., Paul, Richard and Mike Junior Campbell; and three sisters, Mae Edwards, Alice Herring and Doris Schlueter.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Leake’s Chapel Cemetery in Stanley.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia, 2040 Deyerles St., Suite 102, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.



Doris Griffith


Doris Griffith, 90, of 634 Fairview Rd., Luray, died on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Page Memorial Hospital.

She was born on April 2, 1926, in Harrisonburg and was a daughter of the late Leggett Winston Phillips and Annie Mae Higgs Phillips.

Mrs. Griffith worked for the Luray Textile for 30 years and was a member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church in Luray.

On Oct. 14, 1944, she married Gilbert Thomas Griffith of Luray, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Pamala Miller and husband Wayne of Luray; two sons, Dwight Thomas Griffith and wife Darlene, and Gerald Griffith, all of Luray; a brother, Winston Phillips of Luray; a sister, Frances Hilliard of Pasadena, Md.; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Joseph and Leroy Jackson Phillips.

A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, April 12, at the Morning Star Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jeffrey D. Marble. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morning Star Women of the ELCA, Attention: Carolyn Burner, 736 Fairview Rd., Luray, Va. 22835. (Paid Obituary)



James T. Flook


James Thomas “Jim” Flook, 72, of Lakeridge, Virginia, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family and friends after living with COPD for several years on April 9, 2016.

He was born on June 25, 1943, in Des Moines, Iowa, and was the son of the late Nellie E. Bragg-Flook and Alfred W. Flook Sr. of Des Moines, Iowa.

On June 19, 1993, he married Lori Flanagan, who survives.

He is also survived by seven daughters, Angela Bayne (Billy), Christina Barlow (Matt), Jamie Weaver (Chris), Darlene Pettit (Adam), Andrea Reese (Justin), Stephanie Arrigo (Dave), and Katie Seidman (David). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, in which he loved dearly, Elaine, Olivia and Allison Bayne, Gavin and Gabriel Barlow, Braxton and Nicholas Pettit, Keagan and Connor Reese, Kalleigh Arrigo and Hunter Seidman. He is also survived by his older brother Alfred W. Flook Jr.

Jim joined the United States Army and served two years at Ft. Belvoir in Virginia from 1965-1967. After the Army he started his career as a barber and then he decided to become a firefighter. In 1971 he started working as a Washington, D.C. firefighter. He retired after 28 years from his career as a firefighter in 2000. He barbered part-time for 25 years in addition to working as a firefighter. He retired in 2010 from barbering in Mount Vernon, Virginia.

Jim was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved and cherished his family. He was a member of the Retired Firefighters Association of Washington, D.C. and of the American Legion.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd, Dale City, Va. 22193. A burial service will take place at Mount Zion Cemetery in Luray, Va., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Capital Care Hospice 24419 Millstream Drive, Aldie, Virginia 20105; or the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department, 190 E. Main Street, Stanley, Virginia 22851.




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