OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Douglas G. Rosser


Douglas Glenwood Rosser, 69, of Shenandoah, died on Monday, July 25, 2016.

He was born on Nov. 3, 1946, in Luray and was a son of the late Julius and Iva Rosser of Shenandoah.

Mr. Rosser retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service. He was assigned to various ships of the Atlantic Fleet and his command tours included duty at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I.; Naval Station, Key West, Fla.; Naval Base, Norfolk; Naval Radio Station, Sugar Grove, W.Va. and a tour of shore duty in Vietnam from 1967-1968. He was a recipient of numerous awards and citations, including the Navy achievement medal, good conduct, meritorious unit commendation, Battle “E,” sea service, Vietnam campaign, Vietnam service, national defense and the Navy unity commendation.

He was a member of the VFW Avis O. Comer Post in Shenandoah and attended the St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Elkton.

On Aug. 7, 1993, he married, Sharon “Midge” Rosser, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Scott Glenwood Rosser of Shenandoah, Jason Glenwood Rosser of Centerville, Tenn., and Randy Hartley and Carrie Ann Comer, both of Elkton; a brother, Timothy Glenwood Rosser; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Shelby Jean Lowery.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Elkton by Pastor Rick Robertson. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, with military rites by the U.S. Navy.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.



Terry D. Breeden


Terry D. Breeden, 57, of Elkton, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at his home.

He was born on July 18, 1959, in Harrisonburg and was a son of the late Quay and Roberta Meadows Breeden.



Mr. Breeden attended the Furnace United Methodist Church in his youth and had been attending Valley Church in Harrisonburg. He was employed as a truck driver with Reo Distribution in Waynesboro for many years.

On April 14, 1984, he married Doris Ellen Lam Breeden, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Steven Breeden of Elkton, and Keith Seal of Shenandoah; a daughter, Jenny Spain of Luray; a brother, Bobby Breeden; four sisters, Elizabeth Knight, Sheila Morris, Donna Williams and Linda Michael; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin and Clement Breeden.



A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, July 23, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton by the Rev. Harold Kephart. Burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 300 Ninth St. SW, Charlottesville, Va. 22903.



James W. Hensley


James Woodrow “Woody” Hensley, 70, of Shenandoah, died on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the University of Virginia Transitional Care Hospital.

Arrangements are being handled by Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.



Lillian Nicholson


Lillian “Rupie” Nicholson, 99, of Elkton, died on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1916, in Chambersburg, Pa., and was a daughter of the late William and Helen Garland Rupert.

Mrs. Nicholson graduated from Chambersburg High School and from Temple School of Nursing in 1937, where she went on to be a registered nurse for many years. She was a volunteer at Rockingham Memorial Hospital and EAUS for many years. She was a member of the Elkton Garden Club and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Elkton Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, Dr. William H. Nicholson, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Frank Nicholson of Shenandoah, and William H. Nicholson IV of Chantilly; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by a daughter, M. Louise Nicholson.

A memorial service was conducted on Monday, July 25, at the Elkton Presbyterian Church by Pastor Anne Ross. 

Burial was private in Elk Run Cemetery.



Memorial donations may be made to the Elkton Presbyterian Church, 104 Ashby Ave., Elkton, Va. 22827.





Faith L. Turner 




Faith Lynn Turner, 53, of Stanley, died on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at her home.


She was born on Feb, 7, 1963, in Harrisonburg and was a daughter of Mary Lou Turner of Harrisonburg and the late Bobby Lee Turner.

Mrs. Turner graduated from Broadway High School in 1981 and attended Dominion Business School. She had lived in the Page County area for the last nine years and was an avid gardener.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her companion, James Nolen of Stanley; and a sister, Terry Shifflett of Broadway.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 29, at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg by Pastor Glen Early. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 23060-9979.



Julian L. Richards


Julian Levi Richards, 74, of Stanley, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.



He was born on Oct. 2, 1941, in Stanley and was a son of the late Emmett Clark Richards and Frances Elizabeth Breeden Parlett.

Mr. Richards had previously worked at Dunham-Bush in Harrisonburg.

On July 27, 1968, he married Betty Jane Richards, who died on May 12, 2016.

He is survived by a son, Steven Richards of Luray; four brothers, Ronnie and Alvin Parlett, and Jimmy Dale Richards, all of Luray, and Richard Parlett of Stanley; two sisters, Alice “Faye” Foster of Luray, and Jean Arbaugh of Shenandoah; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Parlett; and two brothers, Thomas Parlett and Roscoe Richards.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, July 23, at the Calvary Independent Brethren Church by the Rev. Charles Turner. 

Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery.




Dennis Donak II 




Dennis “Richard” Donak II, 36, of Luray, died on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market is handling the arrangements.


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