OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Arthur W. Beahm


Arthur Weldon Beahm, 98, of Oakland, Md., formerly of Charles Town, W.Va., died on Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Cherry Hill Assisted Living in Accident, Md.

He was born on Sept. 12, 1917, in Luray and was a son of the late Joseph Turner Beahm and Laura K. Young Beahm.

Mr. Beahm was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in the South Pacific aboard the USS Aulick during World War II. Prior to retirement, he served as pastor of Rileyville Assembly of God, Browntown Assembly of God, Bethel Assembly of God in Front Royal, Manning Assembly of God in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Hereford Assembly of God in Hereford, Md.

His wife, Marie Lee Beahm, preceded him in death.

He is survived by four sons, Clyde W. Beahm of Houston, Texas, Fred E. Beahm of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Norman A. Beahm of Charles Town, W.Va., and A. Ray Beahm of Oakland, Md., with whom he resided; one brother, Howard Lynwood Beahm of Luray; one sister, Louise Hill of Stanley; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted at the Manning Assembly of God on Friday, July 29, by Pastor Wesley Beahm and Pastor Keith Edwards. Burial with military honors was in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, Md. 21550.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.



Nannie C. Turner


Nannie Catherine Turner, 79, of Stanley, died on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016.



She was born on April 22, 1937, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Fred Wesley Campbell and Bertha Mae Campbell.

Mrs. Turner retired from Bowman Apple Products, with 10 years of service. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Pentecostal Church.

On Nov. 28, 1953, she married Michael Samuel Turner, who died on Aug. 9, 2003.

She is survived by two daughters, Bertha Lawrence of Stanley, and Charlotte M. Campbell of Shenandoah; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet E. Richards; four sisters, Nellie Mae Good, Virginia Alger, Ethel Campbell and Vada Campbell; and five brothers, Earl W., Fred “Bill,” Samuel E., John and Charles Campbell.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Blue Ridge Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Jack Campbell. Burial was in the Leake’s Chapel Cemetery in Stanley.




Viola F. Waters


Viola Fay Waters, 87, of Luray, died on Friday, July 29, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on Aug. 9, 1928, in California and was a daughter of the late Lawrence Backus and Leota Newcum Backus.

On Nov. 19, 1949, she married Keller “Bill” Waters, who died on Oct. 14, 2005.

She is survived by a son, Kevin Waters of Luray; and a sister, Roberta Chrisman of California.

Services are planned for a later date.



Serenia R. Obaugh


Serenia Renee Obaugh, 38, of Dayton, died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born on June 20, 1978, in Shenandoah and was a daughter of Tony Sampson of Shenandoah and Nancy Housden of Stanley.

Mrs. Obaugh was a graduate of Page County High School and was a member of the Church of the Valley near Shenandoah. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for a number of years and a homemaker. She volunteered at Miss May’s thrift shop in Dayton.

On May 19, 2007, she married David C. Obaugh, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her parents and her husband are three children, Jaedyn, Carleigh and Torilynn Obaugh. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Melvin and Calvin Housden; and paternal grandparents, Franklin and Josephine Sampson.

A funeral service was conducted on Friday, Aug. 12, at the Church of the Valley by the Rev. Alfred Comer. Burial was in the Leake’s Chapel Church Cemetery near Stanley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hahn Cancer Center, 2008 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.

Online condolences may be sent to the Obaugh family by visiting www.kygers.com.



David N. Leap


David Nelson Leap, 46, of Charlottesville, formerly of Harrisonburg, died on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.

He was born on Nov. 25, 1969, in Rockingham County and was a son of Evelyn Gochenour Kerns Leap and the late Nelson Carlton Leap.



Mr. Leap worked as a contractor in Charlottesville and was an avid hunter.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three children, Hunter Leap, Cheyenne Leap Tacy and Hannah Leap, all of Staunton; a sister, Lory Strawderman of Harrisonburg; and a brother, Sean Wheeler of Shenandoah.



A graveside service was conducted on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Linville Cemetery by Associate Pastor Brad Kolb.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mcmullenfh.com.





Barbara J. Clark


Barbara Jean Clark, 49, of Grove Hill, died on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1967, and was a daughter of Larry P. Comer and Margie Clark.

She attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Shenandoah. Before becoming ill, she worked at James Madison University.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Scott Price, are a sister, Connie Gooden of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; and a niece. She was preceded in death by a son, Mathew Scott Clark.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton by Pastor Danny Herring. Burial was in the Davis Family Cemetery on Grove Hill River Road.

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



Mona B. Corbin


Mona Bloom Corbin, 68, of Luray, died on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.

She was born on Aug. 8, 1948, in Washington, D.C., and was a daughter of the late Hilda Bloom.

On Aug. 8, 1998, she married Charles Henry Corbin, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Steven Worth of Glen Burnie, Md., Darrell Worth of Birmingham, Ala., and Robert Worth of Laurel, Md.; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Bloom.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Corbin residence at 514 Creekside Dr., Luray.



Aline Young


Aline Young, 82, of Luray, died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer.

Born in 1934, Ms. Young enjoyed boating and traveling the world. She served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and later as a commander in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. She was a member of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her four children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to DC Area Weimaraner Rescue (www.shopdcweim.com). (Paid Obituary)



Gerald G. Griffith


Gerald Gilbert Griffith, 71, of 618 Fairview Rd., Luray, died on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

He was born on June 19, 1945, in Luray and was a son of Gilbert Thomas Griffith of Luray and the late Doris Jean Phillips Griffith.

Mr. Griffith was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for the Federal Government for 20 years in the Secret Service Uniformed Division. He was a member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church.

Surviving in addition to his father are a son, Timothy Griffith and wife Amber of Pennsylvania; a brother, Dwight T. Griffith and wife Darlene of Luray; a sister, Pamala Miller and husband Wayne of Luray; and two grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Morning Star Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jeffrey D. Marble, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. Burial was in the Morning Star Lutheran Cemetery, with military honors by the VFW Comer-Jones Post 621. (Paid Obituary)



E. Muriel Williams


E. Muriel Williams, 85, of Luray, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

Muriel was born on March 16, 1931, and was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Olga G. Marston. She was the wife of the late John R. Williams Jr.

Muriel was a member of Luray Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She worked at the Luray Textile as a training supervisor for many years. Upon retiring, she spent countless hours caring and providing for her family and many friends. In recent years, she enjoyed being a part of the “JOY” club at Rileyville Baptist Church.

Muriel is survived by her four children and their spouses, Sue and Donnie Price, Donna and Bill Baggett, Tracy and Rick Black, and Bobby and Dianne Williams. She has five grandchildren, Lori Price Snidow, Amy Price Azano, Marcus Baggett, Culley Baggett and Luke Black. She also has seven great-grandchildren, Blake, Nate and Cam Snidow, Eve and William Azano, and Parker and Maddox Baggett.

She is also survived by her siblings, Elaine Moyer, Eleanor Gochenour, Nancy Cave, Cleo Weatherman and Kenny Marston; and a dear special friend, Nelson Gochenour.
Muriel was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Ann Williams; and six siblings, Hilda Burner, Evelyn Woodward, Junior Marston, Bell Griffith, Doug Marston and Donnie Marston.

A celebration of life service was conducted on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 11 a.m. by Pastor Andy Seastrom. Also contributing to the service were Bubba Gochenour and Pastor Bill Kerns. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, Va. 22601. (Paid Obituary)



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