Obituaries — Page County

Archie L. Lam

Archie Leon Lam, 76, of Elkton, died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1939, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Archie Lee Sherman and Lou Morris Lam.

Mr. Lam was a lifelong resident of Elkton and a mechanic at DuPont for more than 30 years. He was a graduate of Elkton High School and a member of the 13-man football team which won the state championship in the 1950s. He was a member of the Massanutten Gun Club and Shenandoah Moose and was the honorary driver for the Lam Brothers Band. He attended the Furnace United Methodist Church in his youth.

On May 26, 1962, he married Juanita Shifflett Lam, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Greg and Jerry Lam; a daughter, Patty Lam; a sister, Irene Smith of Jacksonville Fla.; a granddaughter raised in the family home, Tiffany Lam; a great-granddaughter raised in the family home, Winter Lam; numerous grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Ray Lam; and an infant brother.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, July 30, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton by Pastor Bob Silling and Pastor Briar Lam. Burial was in the Koontz Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, 20871 Blue and Gold Dr., Elkton, Va. 22827; or to the Elkton Volunteer Fire Company, 153 Terrace Ave., Elkton, Va. 22827.

Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting

James W. Hensley

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

He was born on Nov. 11, 1945, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Ted and Pearl Knighten Hensley.

Mr. Hensley was a welder for Greenwood Construction in Elkton and Fluor Construction (DuPont) in Front Royal before his retirement.

He is survived by three sons, Preston Hensley of McGaheysville, and Kenny and Charles Hensley, both of Elkton; two daughters, Carla Morse of Elkton, and Jeanne Hensley of Shenandoah; a brother, Teddy Hensley Jr. of Penn Laird; a sister, Kathy Barkdoll of Bel Air, Md.; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo, Norman and Nelson Hensley.

A memorial gathering was held on Saturday, July 30, at Stonewall Memorial Park, Monger Shelter, in Elkton. Burial was private.

Services were handled by the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Keith V. French Sr.

Keith V. French Sr., 52, of Shenandoah, died on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 5, 1964, in Augusta, Maine, and was a son of Vivan and Vernie French.

Mr. French was a truck driver and avid hunter.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, a son and a brother.

Surviving in addition to his parents and his wife, Heather French, are four sons, two daughters and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Landmark Tabernacle by Pastor Keith Powers.

Page L. Turner

Page Lynwood Turner, 80, of Stanley, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1935, in Stanley and was a son of the late Ashby Lee Turner and Pearl Elizabeth Rhinehart Turner.

Mr. Turner worked as a truck driver for Wrangler for 43 years. He was a member of the Newport Christian Church and was a charter member of the Newport-Grove Hill Ruritan Club.

On June 29, 1957, he married Anna Louise Cameron Turner, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a sister, Elizabeth Wishard of Hagerstown, Md.; and a nephew.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, July 30, at the Newport Christian Church by Tracy Shifflett. Burial was in the Newport Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newport Christian Church, Shenandoah, Va. 22849.

Patricia C. Siceloff

Patricia C. “Pat” Siceloff, 73, of Palm Bay, Fla., died on Monday, July 25, 2016, from a pulmonary embolism.

She was born on July 16, 1943, in Luray and was a daughter of Wilbur Comer and Margaret “Connie” Comer Woodard.

Mrs. Siceloff graduated in 1961 from Luray High School and from Madison College, now James Madison University, in 1965. She worked as an accountant and bookkeeper in the Newport News Public Schools system until retirement.

On Dec. 21, 1968, she married Paul F. Siceloff, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Steven Siceloff; and a grandson. Her siblings included a sister, Ann, and a brother, John.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News.

Phyllis A. Breeden

Phyllis Ann Keyser Breeden, 73, of Shenandoah, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016, at VMRC.

She was born in Harrisonburg on November 8, 1942, and was the daughter of the late Emmett and Ruth Comer Keyser.

Phyllis lived her entire life in the Shenandoah area and attended Shenandoah High School. She was a homemaker and attended Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

On July 21, 1962, she married Rondall “Ronnie” Breeden, who survives.

She is also survived by a daughter, Cathy A. Breeden of Grottoes; two grandchildren, Alayna and Mady Breeden of Elkton; a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Shifflett of Elkton; a brother, Ronnie Keyser, and wife Audrey of Elkton; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, R. Jason Breeden; and a sister, Mae K. Lawson.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, at the Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah. The casket was closed. The family also received friends at the Breeden residence.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church with Pastor Ellen Martin and Pastor Mike Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Pat Summit Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Dr., Suite 1101, Knoxville, Tenn. 37902 or online at; or to the Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Department, 201 Pennsylvania Ave., Shenandoah, Va. 22849.

Nelson L. Painter

Nelson Lee Painter, 74, of 45 Sunset Dr., Stanley, died on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

He was born on Oct. 9, 1941, in Stanley and was a son of the late Robert Lee Painter and Margie Clarine Painter.

Mr. Painter was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked for Wrangler for 16 years as a shipping and receiving clerk.

On Jan. 31, 1964, he married Lois Ann Jenkins Painter, who died on Sept. 28, 2001.

He is survived by a son, Kevin Painter of Stanley; three brothers, Jerry A., Rondal L. and W. Steven Painter, all of Luray; a daughter-in-law, Angela R. Painter; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Painter and Savannah L. Painter, both of Stanley; and his friend and companion, Betty Cubbage of Stanley. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Cubbage.

A funeral service was conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Elder James Painter. Burial was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department, Stanley, Va. 22851. (Paid Obituary)

Dennis Donak II

Dennis “Richard” Donak II, of Luray, Va., beloved son, brother and uncle, passed away on July 25, 2016, in Front Royal, Va.

Richard was born November 14, 1979, in Woodstock, Va., to Dennis R. Donak Sr and Nancy Linaburg Donak.

He was a 1997 graduate of Luray High School and an alumni of Lord Fairfax Community College.
Richard was a member of the Randolph Macon Academy Staff in Front Royal, where he worked for 16 years. Richard was brilliant with computers and he is credited with writing the programs currently used for student records.

Outside of RMA, Richard’s passion was the family farm where he found peace and shared his love of agriculture with his father. Richard especially enjoyed harvest time each year and running the combine. He had a talent for welding, diagnosing and fixing equipment that will surely be missed.

Beside his parents, Richard is survived by a sister, Carrie Currence, and husband Mark; a brother, Aaron Katz, and wife Kristi; two very special nephews, Daniel and Thomas Currence; and a niece, Lesley Katz.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Clyde and Edna Linaburg, and Veda and Martha Donak.

Services were led by Pastor Buz Mendhart and the Reverend Michael Williams, director of Student Life at RMA, on Saturday, July 30, at the Luray Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial followed at Mount Zion Church Cemetery in Luray, where Richard will await our Lord’s return.

Monetary donations may be made to Randolph Macon Academy Scholarship Fund, in memory of Richard Donak, 200 Academy Dr., Front Royal, Va. 22630.

The family thanks you for your prayers and concerns through this difficult time. (Paid Obituary)

Matthew S. Phillips

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Matthew S. Phillips, age 29, of Luray, Va., formerly of Newport News, Va., passed away unexpectedly at home.

Matthew was a 2005 graduate of Heritage High School in Newport News, where he served as a photographer on the senior yearbook staff. After graduation, Matthew went on to study the culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of Virginia in Norfolk.

Matthew had several things he was passionate about, photography and cooking, but the thing that was closest to his heart was his dog, Sadie.

Matthew leaves behind his mother, Cheryl A. Phillips of Luray, Va.; his father, Walter D. Phillips, and wife Julie of Norfolk, Va.; his brother, Aaron Phillips, and his significant other, Allyssa Weakland, and their son, Bradley of Gloucester; his sister, Michele O’Neil, and niece Micaela McNany of Luray, Va.

Matthew also leaves behind a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins to remember him.

A private service will be held at later date. Those wishing to send condolences can do so in the form of donations to the American Diabetes Association.

The family would also like to thank the nursing staff at the UVA Page Dialysis Center for being there for Matthew during this most difficult time of his life.

Ricky C. Courtney

Ricky Carroll Courtney, 62, of 320 U.S. Hwy. 340, Luray, died on Friday, July 29, 2016.

He was born on July 20, 1954, in Luray and was a son of the late Ray Junior Courtney and Blanche Marie Courtney.

Mr. Courtney owned and operated Rick’s Cycle Shop and had worked for 13 years as a mechanic for Dunham Bush and 12 years at Avtex. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Luray.

He is survived by two daughters, Sherri Diane Wilson and husband Adrian of Harrisonburg, and Brandy Raye Rickard and husband Jamie of Stanley; a son, Joseph Estep and wife Lisa of Basye; three stepsons, Matthew Cubbage of Herndon, and Jonathan and Nicholas Cubbage, both of Luray; a sister, Lisa Courtney Diaz and husband Fabian “D” Rene of Bridgewater; and four grandchildren; Cassie Hutton of Stanley, Lilith-Bell Marie Wenger of Harrisonburg, and Labron Washington and Leah Washington, both of Basye.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at St. Mark Lutheran Church by the Rev. R. Nicholas Eichelberger. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Fourth Floor, Winchester, Va. 22601; or to St. Mark Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 201 East Main St., Luray, Va. 22835.

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