OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Mary L. Comer


Mary Louise Comer, 100, of Stephens City, died on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

She was born on June 15, 1916, in Shenandoah and was a daughter of the late Charles Foltz and Edna Purdham Foltz.

Mrs. Comer retired in 1992 from American Security and Trust and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Stephens City.

On March 9, 1940, she married Leon Nathan Comer Sr., who died on April 30, 1997.

She is survived by a son, Leon Lee “Jay” Comer of Stephens City; a sister, Peggy Quintrell of Shenandoah; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles “Sonny” Foltz.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Jackie Battles. Burial will be in the Graves Chapel Cemetery in Stanley

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



Ronald L. Campbell


Ronald Lee Campbell, 82, of Stanley, died on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.



He was born on Feb. 2, 1934, in Luray and was a son of the late Emmett C. Campbell Sr. and Mary Evelyn Nunn Campbell.

Mr. Campbell worked for Luray Caverns Corporation for 20 years.

On Jan. 5, 1996, he married Nancy L. Housden Campbell, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Kathryn C. Strickler of New Market, and Carlee C. Iverson of Mount Jackson; three stepdaughters, Barbara Jones of Luray, Pamela “Kay” Price of Stanley, and JoAnn Shenk of New Market; a stepson, Edward Shenk of Rileyville; a brother, Emmett C. Campbell Jr. of Luray; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Nunn Gregory; and a stepson, Charles L. Shenk.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Evangelist Doug Gochenour. Burial will be in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 126, Stanley, Va. 22851.



Irene M. Reynolds


Irene Mae Reynolds, 84, of Shenandoah, died on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Grace Health and Rehab Center in Stanardsville.

She was born on June 13, 1932, in Lacrosse, Wis., and was a daughter of the late Bill and Vivian Welch Olson.

Mrs. Reynolds was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She moved to the Shenandoah Valley 30 years ago from Fairfax following her husband’s retirement. She was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church and the Amanda Kite Circle.

On Sept. 4, 1954, she married Charles Thomas Reynolds, who died in 1987.

She is survived by four daughters, Pam Ciamaricone of Charlottesville, Polly Pagnini of Danville, Calif., Patricia “Patty” Life of Elkton, and Peggy Croy of Shenandoah; a sister, Barbara Lester of Texas; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Olson.





A funeral service was conducted on Monday, Sept. 5, at the Elkton United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Reynolds. Burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery.



Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 82, Elkton, Va. 22827; and the Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA, 2170 Old Furnace Rd., Harrisonburg, Va. 22803.



Janie S. Branum


Janie Shank Branum, 94, of Richmond, died on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

She was a daughter of the late Joseph G. and Grace Argenbright Shank of Rockingham County.

Her husband, Charles F. Branum, formerly of Harrisonburg, preceded her in death.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth Branum of Midlothian; and a daughter, Betsy Fox of Namibia, Africa. She was preceded in death by a sister, Iva Grove of Luray.

A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at New Life United Methodist Church, 900 Old Hundred Rd., Midlothian. Burial will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg.



Thomas A. Buracker



Thomas Anthony Buracker, 31, of 307 East Main St., Apt. A-1, Stanley, died on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016.

He was born on Aug. 23, 1985, in Charlottesville and was a son of Donald W. Buracker Sr. of Front Royal and Vickie Ann Knicely Silvious of Luray.

Mr. Buracker worked as a carpenter for Mark A. Good Construction. He was a member of the Rileyville Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his stepmother, Rhonda Buracker of Front Royal; his stepfather, Charles D. Silvious of Luray; his fiancée, Ashley L. Burton; three sons, Elija Hitt, and Noah and Luke Buracker, all of Stanley; a daughter, Amariah Buracker of Stanley; a brother, Donald Wayne Buracker Jr. of Luray; a stepbrother, Ward “T.J.” Link of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a stepsister, Kayla Riley of Luray; and his grandparents, Carolyn and Bill Carlson of Bowling Green, Doug and Barbara Silvious, and Ruby Campbell, all of Luray, and Juanita Boyd of Winchester.

A memorial service was conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Rileyville Baptist Church by the Rev. Dan Ellis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for his children’s education.



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