OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Christine E. White


Christine Ellen White, 88, of Luray, died on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

She was born on Feb. 21, 1928, in Manassas and was a daughter of the late Raymond Beavers and Helen Ludwig Beavers.

Her husband, Robert Snead, preceded her in death.

She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Class of Luray, and Bonnie Lynn Duncan and Pamela Humphrey, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Vernon Beavers of Front Royal; a sister, Joyce Jones of Nokesville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Hedges and Iona Aubrecht; and two brothers, Eugene and Charles Beavers.

A memorial gathering will be conducted at 9 West Old Barn Road in Luray from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.



C. Wayne Jarrell


C. Wayne “Beany” Jarrell, 78, of Shenandoah, died on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at his home.

He was born on July 13, 1937, in Page County.
 and was a son of the late John and Katie Jarrell Rinaca.

Mr. Jarrell served in U.S. Navy and was employed with Reynolds Metals, retiring after 37 years. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and the Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Department for 63 years, where he was the oldest active member and had previously held the positions of chief, captain and president.



On Sept. 3, 1959, he married the Shelby Jean Foltz Jarrell, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Steven W. Jarrell of Shenandoah; and a sister, Linda Rinaca of Richmond.



A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at the Christ United Methodist Church in Shenandoah by the Rev. Stephen R. Creech. Burial was in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Shenandoah, with military rites by the Avis O. Comer VFW Post 8613.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, 501 Senior Ave., Shenandoah, Va. 22849; Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Department, 201 Pennsylvania Ave., Shenandoah; or to the Shenandoah Volunteer Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St., Shenandoah.




Betty J. Richards


Betty Jane Richards, 67, of Luray, died on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on Dec. 12, 1948, in Luray and was a daughter of the late Claude William Good and Stella May Wilson Good.

On July 27, 1968, she married Julian Levi Richards, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Steven Richards of Luray; four sisters, Mary Sue Baker, Peggy Beahm and Doris Good, all of Stanley, and Nancy Merica of Luray; a brother, Shirley Good of Spokane, Wash.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Ann Richards.

A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, May 17, at the Calvary Independent Brethren Church by the Rev. Charles Turner. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Luray.



Bobbie L. Cooper


Bobbie L. Cooper, 85, of Luray, died on Friday, May 13, 2016.

He was born on Aug. 13, 1930, and was a son of the late Nathaniel Houston and Katie Lula Wynn Cooper of Kingsport, Tenn.

Mr. Cooper was a veteran of the United States Air Force and held the title of data processing manager for the Brick Layers and Allied Craft Workers Union in Washington, D.C., for many years.

He is survived by a sister, Mary Lou Callahan of Kingsport, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Alvin Dean, William Ray and Houston Nathaniel Cooper Jr.; and two sisters, Helen Elizabeth Cooper and Mattie Viola Cooper.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Bradley Funeral Home, with military honors by the VFW Comer-Jones Post 621. Burial will be at a later date at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Kingsport, Tenn.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Fourth Floor, Winchester, Va. 22601.



Ruby V. Rhinehart


Ruby Virginia Rhinehart, 91, of Stanley, died on Friday, May 13, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Thomas Breeden and Edith Dinges Breeden.

Mrs. Rhinehart worked as a seamstress at Wrangler for 26 years and was a member of the Newport Christian Church.

On Oct. 17, 1942, she married Elmer Marion Rhinehart, who died on Aug. 1, 1980.

She is survived by a brother, Rufus W. Breeden of Luray; three grandchildren, which includes her granddaughter and caregiver Teresa Dovel of Elkton; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Elmer M. Rhinehart Jr.; three sisters, Frances Parlett, Catherine Richards and Alva Rafft; two brothers, Robert and Thomas Lee Breeden; and a stepbrother, Charles William Breeden.

A funeral service was conducted on Monday, May 16, at the Newport Christian Church by the Rev. Walter E. Lundblad, Evangelist Earl E. Painter and the Rev. Alfred C. Comer Jr. Burial was in the Alma Lutheran Cemetery in Stanley.



Teresa A. Lam


Teresa Annett Lam, 56, of Luray, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Page Memorial Hospital.

She was born on May 21, 1959, in Luray and was a daughter of Pastor Wayne Richards of Orange and the late Louise Pettit Richards.

On Oct. 2, 2010, she married David Lam, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her father and her husband is a sister, Donna Dodson of Culpeper. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Richards; and a sister, Krista Pritt.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, May 14, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Jack Haddock. Burial was in the Trinity Brethren Cemetery in Luray.



Arthur J. Ryan


Arthur Jeffrey “Jeff” Ryan, 59, of Stanley, died on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

He was born on April 17, 1957, in Luray and was a son of the late Leroy Arthur Ryan and Maxine Atlee Comer Ryan.

On Sept. 9, 2005, he married Karen Ryan, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Arthur Mark Ryan of Midlothian; two daughters, Heika Ufema of Lynchburg, and Sarah LaFrance of Bedford; two brothers, James L. and Kendrick I. “Rick” Ryan, both of Stanley; two sisters, Brenda Kaye Mills and Linda Faye Hoak, both of Stanley; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Antioch Independent Bible Church by Pastor Frank Painter.

The family will receive friends at the church on Friday one hour prior to the service, from 10-11 a.m.



Lam obit correction


The obituary for William Layton Lam, printed in last week’s Page News and Courier, included several items of information which were incorrectly submitted for publication.
Mr. Lam co-owned Campbell Hill Salvage.
He was survived by 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; and was preceded in death by a grandson.



Wright obit addition


In addition to a sister, Betty Jane Wright, who died on April 11, 2016, is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Connie J. Wright; and a grandson, Bryan L. Wright. (Paid Obituary)



Hilda T. Wimpfen


Hilda Tharp Wimpfen, 87, passed from this life into eternal life on Monday, May 9, 2016, at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C.

Hilda was born in 1929 in Wardensville, W.Va., the daughter of Bertha C. and Hunter G. Tharp.

After graduating from Capital School of Nursing, in Washington, D.C., she worked 25 years for Dr. Weiner, a general practitioner, in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Hilda and her late husband, Sheldon, retired to Luray, Virginia, where she was a member of Page United Methodist Church, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Browns Mill Club and numerous sweepstakes clubs.

Her husband, Sheldon P. Wimpfen, of Luray, Va., preceded her in death. Her former husband, Ross J. Pastor, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughter, Bonnie L. Howard, of Pinehurst, N.C.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her son, Conway K. Vance; brother, Edsel H. Tharp; and three sisters, Bonnie K. Gwinn, Frances Tharp Mann and Clara B. Funkhouser, preceded her in death.

The family received friends on Friday, May 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel. A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

Hilda returned to her beloved West Virginia, interred in Hebron Cemetery near Yellow Spring.

Please view obituary and tribute wall at www.ompsfuneralhome.com. (Paid Obituary)



John W. Veney


John William “Bill” Veney, 65, of Luray, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016, at his home.

He was born October 5, 1950, in Shenandoah County, to the late Charles Edward and Evelyn Johnson Veney.

Bill was a lifetime resident of this area and served in the Army for six years, later joining the Reserves. In 2015, he retired from Century Link Telephone Company. He was a deacon at the St. John’s Baptist Church Salem in Luray and a member of the Eagle’s club. Bill loved golfing, fishing, baseball, his family, grandchildren and leading others to the Lord.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Veney; two daughters Wendy Veney and husband Steve Kozak of West Virginia, and Marcia Munoz and husband Shawn of Maryland; four grandchildren, Jace Munoz, Cade Munoz, Gavi Munoz and Olive Kozak; five brothers, Ronald Veney and wife Vicky of Luray, Tony Veney and wife Gloria of New Market, Leonard Veney and wife JoLynn of Quicksburg, Larry Veney of Harrisonburg, and James Veney and wife Virginia of Broadway; three sisters, Patsy Brown and husband Larmont of Middletown, Diane Whitley of Harrisonburg, and Charlene Good and husband John of Woodstock; an uncle, Robert Johnson; four aunts, Judy Johnson, Inez Veney, Dorothy Johnson and Dolores Johnson; sisters-in-law, Edmintrest Veney and Alice Veney; and a brother-in-law, Charles Jr. Frye.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carla Williams; four brothers, Jerry, Charles, Richard and Steve Veney; a sister, Elizabeth Frye; a granddaughter, Tori Williams; an aunt, Marjorie Veney; and an uncle, John Veney.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg officiated by Pastors John Ruffner and Stephanie Callwood and the Rev. Walter Tutt Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Baptist Church Salem, 14B Stoney Brook Lane, Luray, Va. 22835. (Paid Obituary)



Angela M. Clark


Angela Marie Clark, 25, of 214 Seventh Ave., Luray, died on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

She was born on April 24, 1991, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and was a daughter of Peggy Dunbar of Luray.

Ms. Clark was a 2009 graduate of Luray High School and worked as a CNA at Hidden Springs.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her stepfather, Lomus Grace of Luray; a brother, Kevin Roberts Jr. of Stanley; her grandmother, Donna McAfee of Old Town, Maine; and her girlfriend, Stephanie Miller.

A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, May 15, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Clinedinst. (Paid Obituary)



Rebecca A. Conley


Rebecca Ann Conley, 68, of 161 Old Farms Lane, Luray, died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on Feb. 1, 1948, in Paintsville, Ky., and was a daughter of the late Winfield Holbrook Sr. and Audrey Montgomery Holbrook.

Mrs. Conley was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas.

On Oct. 23, 1970, she married William Ray Conley, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Tamatha Conley of Luray, Stephanie Norris of Bealeton, and Jennifer Timm of Remington; three brothers, Roger, Kenneth and Winfield Holbrook Jr., all of Paintsville, Ky.; a sister, Jewell Collins of Fairland, Ind.; one granddaughter, Bailey Norris of Bealeton; and two grandsons, Alexander and Gabriel Timm of Remington. She was preceded in death by two brothers, David and John Holbrook; and two sisters, Anna Margaret Davis and Gladys Castle.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Rileyville Baptist Church by Evangelist Earl E. Painter. Burial will be in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Fourth Floor, Winchester, Va. 22601. (Paid Obituary)



John W. Price


John Wayne Price, 65, of 243 U.S. Hwy. 340, Luray, died on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1951, in Luray and was a son of the late John Floyd Price and Myrtle Johnson Good Price.

On March 14, 1973, he married Tina Marie Higgs Price, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Tina Sue Alger of Shenandoah, and Amanda Price of Luray; two sons, Rodney Lucas of Luray, and Jonathan Price of Stanley; two brothers, Nelson and Roger Price, both of Luray; three grandsons, John Wayne Marshall Jr. of Shenandoah, Jonathan Wayne Price Jr. of Stanley, and Weston Drake Mellar of Luray; three granddaughters, Bridget Marshall and Eleanor Price, both of Stanley, and Jessica Mae Alger of Shenandoah; and three great-grandchildren, Wyatt Andrew Marshall of Shenandoah, and Jacob Allen Kling and Chloe Marie Kling, both of Stanley.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Harvest Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Terry Cave. Burial will be in Punkin’s Place Cemetery in Luray.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses. (Paid Obituary)



Lena E. Rouse


Lena E. Rouse, 78, of Boardman, Ohio, passed away the evening of May 12, 2016, at her residence.

Born in Luray, Va., on September 22, 1937, she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Lewis Carter.

On September 8, 1956, she married her beloved husband, Bishop James C. Rouse, and the two spent over 44 wonderful years together until he preceded her in death on November 15, 2001.

Lena retired as the co-pastor of the Church of Living Waters.

Lena is survived by her children, Charmaine Jones and husband Wallace of Canfield, Ohio, Elizabeth Lanee Rouse of Boardman, Ohio, and the Rev. Brian Rouse of Boardman, Ohio; two brothers; two sisters; and grandchildren, Allena Rouse, Asya Hosey, Schon Howard and Jayleen Williams. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Phillip Rouse and James Rouse Jr.; and four brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 21, from noon - 1 p.m. at Victory Christian Center, New Castle Campus 2009 N. Mercer St.

Services will be conducted Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the church, co-officiated by Pastor Alonzo Waters and the Rev. Brian Rouse. Interment will take place in Parkside Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St., New Castle, Pa.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com. (Paid Obituary)



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