Obituaries — Page County

Max A. Clatterbuck Sr.

Max A. Clatterbuck Sr., 89, of Winchester, formerly of Front Royal, died on Monday, July 4, 2016, at Winchester Medical Center.

He was born in Page County and was a son of the late William Clatterbuck Sr. and Eula Eppard Clatterbuck.

Mr. Clatterbuck was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He retired from Potomac Edison after 33 years. He was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church and formerly attended Nineveh and Buckton Presbyterian churches for many years.

His wife of 32 years, Barbara Comer Clatterbuck, preceded him in death.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 19 years, Donna Clatterbuck, are one son, Max A. Clatterbuck Jr. of Gore; one daughter, Debbie Brady of Stephenson; three stepsons, Raymond, Michael and Richard Sargent, all of Reliance; one stepdaughter, Janice Hottle of Stephens City; one sister, Doris Comer of Newport News; three grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and nine step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, July 9, at Maddox Funeral Home by the Rev. Barry Burkholder and the Rev. Dr. Randall E. Webb. Burial was in Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Linda D. Hubart

Linda Darnell Osborne Hubart, 63, of Elkton, died on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1952, in Chilhowie and was a daughter of the late Charles Henry and Lula Mae Yarber Osborne.

Mrs. Hubart was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Gooden Brothers VFW Post in Elkton and the Shenandoah Moose Lodge 2176.

On Oct. 20, 2012, she married Roger Allen Hubart, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Kristi Gentry of Elkton, and Laura Sue Davis of Collinsville; four brothers, Roger “R.C.,” James, Patrick and David Osborne; two sisters, Cora Belle Osborne Kline and Barbara Osborne Frye; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at the Harrisonburg Free Will Baptist Church by Pastor Paul J. Collins and Roger Osborne.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, 20871 Blue and Gold Dr., Elkton, Va. 22827.

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P. “Pauline” Kite

P. “Pauline” Kite, 82, of Elkton, died on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born on Jan. 31, 1934, and was a daughter of the late Everette Shifflett and Ottie Lee Hensley.

Ms. Kite was a manager for Dollar General for more than 15 years and worked for Blue Bell and 7-11 in Elkton for many years. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Independent Church in Elkton.

She is survived by a son, Ricky Kite; a brother, Elwood Shifflett; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one step great-granddaughter; one step great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lamon “Leonard” Shifflett.

A funeral service was conducted on Friday, July 8, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton by Pastor Gerald Meeks. Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolences can be made to the family by visiting

Nuckols addition

Additions and clarifications have been added to the obituary for JoAnn Nuckols, which was originally printed in the June 30 edition of the Page News and Courier.

In addition to a daughter and numerous siblings, she is survived by a sister, Barbara Knupp of Staunton; two sons, David L. and Ronnie A. Nuckols, both of Grottoes; and 11 grandchildren.

Jackie L. Vaughan

Jackie Lynn Vaughan, 45, of Shenandoah, died on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at her home.

She was born in Harrisonburg and was a daughter of the late Rondal E. “Jack” Vaughan and Betty J. Comer Vaughan Emerick.

Ms. Vaughan attended Page County High School and lived her entire life in the Shenandoah community.

She is survived by two sisters, Brenda Marshall and Patricia Moubray; a number of nieces and nephews; and her companion, Donald Lucas of Shenandoah.

A memorial service was conducted on Thursday, July 7, at the Shenandoah Community Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lindsey Kyger Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Allen memorial

A memorial Mass for Vera Mary Allen will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Luray.

Burial will be in Culpeper National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Luray, Va. 22835; or to the Luray Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 266, Luray.

John A. Gray

John Ashby Gray, 76, of Fredericksburg, Va., died Saturday evening, July 9, 2016, at Mary Washington Hospital.

John grew up in Gloucester and was a son of the late William Nelson and Elizabeth Roane Gray.

He was a graduate of Virginia Tech and a 33-year employee of the Virginia Tech Extension Service. He began that career in the 1960s in Page County, where he started its first 4-H horse and pony club. At retirement, he was Unit Director of Stafford County’s Extension Office.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Laverne; children, Scott Gray (Sylvia), Keith Gray (Kelly), Tricia Wells (Marcus), and stepdaughters Julie Rogers (Charlie) and Lisa Mackey; 12 grandchildren; and three brothers.

John was a veteran having served four years in the United States Navy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and for many years raised and trained Beagles for rabbit hunting.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be an nounced at a later date.

Arlene F. Gentry

Arlene Fay Stoner Gentry, 87, of Luray, died on July 9, 2016, in Richmond, Va., surrounded with love, music and family.

She was born on September 7, 1928, in Jones Store, Virginia, a daughter of the late Harry S. and Alice Nuckols Stoner of Spotsylvania, Va.
Mrs. Gentry was a retiree of the Virginia Department of Social Services in Orange County, Va.

She was a devout Christian, servant of God and fiercely loyal, loving mother of her nine children. She enjoyed trail walks, tending her yard, cooking for family, a little gambling and intense Scrabble competitions. Her quick humor is a gift that remains with all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her three husbands, Lawrence Henry Erb, Harry William Smith Sr. and William Ervin Gentry Sr.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia Jackson of Maryland; her brother, Neale Stoner of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the proud mother of nine children, Douglas Garrett Erb, Diana Gail Erb Thompson (Neal), Dennis Craig Erb Sr., Michael Ashton Erb, deceased, (Sharie), Harry William “Buddy” Smith Jr. (Sue), Cheryl Ann Smith, Alice Lynn Gentry Lingerfelt (Carl), Tracie Lea Dickson (Bill), and William Ervin Gentry Jr. (Amy).

The joys of her life were her 41 grandchildren. She was a lively, playful grandma who always had cookies and stories of Jesus’ love to share.

The family will receive visitors on Friday evening, July 15, from 7-8 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home, Luray, Va.

A worship service celebrating her life will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the Main Street Baptist Church, Luray, Va. Attendees are invited to wear purple or butterflies or both.

A private burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, where her husband, William Gentry, is buried.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Meals Ministry at Main Street Baptist Church, 15 East Main Street, Luray, Va. 22835.

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