Obituaries — Page County

JoAnn C. Jenkins

JoAnn Comer Jenkins, 80, of Elkton, died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.

She was born on June 29, 1936 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Paul R. and Madeline Monger Comer.

Mrs. Jenkins graduated from Shenandoah High School and was a member of the Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Senior Citizens and was an avid gardener. She retired from Kmart with more than 20 years of service.

Surviving in addition to her husband, A.C. Jenkins Jr., are a son, Bobby Jenkins of Elkton; a daughter, Kim Smith of Elkton; a sister, Linda Griffith of Luray; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sonja Kay Jenkins; an infant son; and a brother, Charles Comer.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church in Shenandoah by Pastor Jimmy Kite, the Rev. Rick Robertson and Larry Sullivan. Burial followed in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church, 500 Shenandoah Ave., Shenandoah, Va. 22849.

Rondal A. Painter

Rondal Amos Painter, 52, of Stanley, died on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born on June 25, 1964, in Luray and was a son of the late Amos Garfield Painter and Reba Mae Alger Painter.

Mr. Painter was a supervisor at Masonite Corporation, retiring in 2015 with 17 years of service. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Stanley.

On Sept. 30, 1989, he married Cynthia Sue Bradley Painter, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Gregory Wayne Painter of Stanley; two brothers, Simon Randolph and William Garfield Painter, both of Luray; and four sisters, Eva Ann Knott and Reba Mae Cubbage, both of Stanley, Bonnie L. Breeden of Luray, and Delores P. Knott of Mount Solon.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Fellowship Baptist Church by the Rev. Donnie Sherfey. Burial was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church, Stanley, Va. 22851; or to the Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 126, Stanley.

Breeden correction

The obituary for “Andy” Breeden printed in last week’s Page News and Courier incorrectly listed his full name, which should read Andrew William “Andy” Breeden.

Lucas/Stalvey service

A memorial service for Alvin Lucas of Gaston, S.C., and Arlena Lucas Stalvey of Spring Hope, N.C., will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church with Jimmy Kite officiating.

Ann G. Fielding

Ann Good Fielding, 73, of Elkton, died on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Journey’s Crossing in Elkton.

She was born on Jan. 28, 1943, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Wilmer Jasper “Jack” Good and Addie Elizabeth Breeden Good.

Mrs. Fielding was a homemaker and worked for Sleepwear in the shipping department for many years. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Garden Club and was a volunteer at EAUS. She attended the Linville Congregational Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband, James “Jimmy” Fielding, are two daughters, Debi Coleman of Ashland, and Lori Fielding of Elkton; two sisters, Delores Frazier of Gainesville, and Betty Campbell of Shenandoah; a brother, W.C. Good of Elkton; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles “Bob,” Cecil J., Robert L. and E. Gene Good; and four sisters, LouEmma Stover, Helen Kisling, Nellie Meadows and Pansy G. Shifflett.

A funeral service was conducted on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton by Pastor Gerald Meeks. Burial was in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting

Painter service

A memorial service for Shirley Ann Painter, 79, of Luray, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Luray Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Patrick T. Carothers

U.S. Marshal Patrick Thomas Carothers, age 53, of Flowery Branch, Ga., passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Parker Carothers.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Terry Lynn Comer Carothers, Flowery Branch, Ga.; children, Lt. Michael Patrick and Brittany Carothers, St. Johns, Fla., Ens. Matthew Thomas Carothers, Midn. James Paul Carothers, Jessica Carothers and Conner Boots Carothers; father, James H. Carothers, Juneau, Alaska; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Bonnie Carothers, Louisiana, Danny and Wendy Carothers, Alaska, Paul Carothers, Virginia, and Brian Carothers, Minnesota; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Durwood and Nora Belle Comer, Rileyville, Va.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Glenn Russell and Linda Comer, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Carothers was born at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He was a 1982 graduate of Luray High School in Luray, Va., and a 1986 graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminology. He was employed with the U.S. Marshals Service and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a member of the Buford Church of God in Buford, Ga.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 2 p.m. at The Long Forum of Greater Atlanta Christian School, 1575 Indian Trail Road, Norcross, Ga. 30093 with Pastor Joey Grizzle officiating.

A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray by the Rev Laura Stratton and the Rev. Buddy Caviness.

The family will receive friends at Flanigan Funeral Home on Friday, November 25, 2016, from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 11730, Bozeman, Mont. 59719, or online at in memory of Patrick Carothers.

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Arrangements are by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, Ga. 770-932-1133. (Paid Obituary)

Brownie C. Cave

Brownie Frances Comer Cave spent a century in the pursuit of adventure, wisdom, love, education and exploration. She was born in the second decade of the 20th century on August 21, 1915, at Ingham, Va., along the banks of the Shenandoah River.

She departed this life in the second decade of the 21st century on November 18, 2016, at the spectacular age of 101.

Her parents were Fanny Josephine Baugher Comer and Franklin Pierce Comer, and she was the sixth of 12 children. Her entire life was lived in Page County, Va., in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, which she called the “prettiest place on earth.”

Education was a hallmark of her family. She attended Grove Hill Elementary School, riding there in a horse-drawn wagon. She graduated from Stanley High School at the age of 16, and along with her seven sisters graduated from Madison College (now JMU). She later earned a master’s degree in reading from the University of Virginia. She began her teaching career at Stanley School in 1935, and most of her 30-year career was spent there, except for several years at Verona Elementary. Her many students were a joy for her, and she was honored to use her talents to help them. Her teaching skills were also used to coach successful girls basketball teams at Stanley High.

While teaching at Stanley, she met her future husband, Herman Emmett Cave, and they were married on August 12, 1939. Together they raised three daughters, Lois Frame (Don) of Richland, Wash., Suzanne Pettit (Steve) of Winchester, Va., and Rosemary Comer (Garland Jr., deceased) of Shenandoah, Va.

Ever the teacher, she shared her love of history and geography on family vacations to all of the contiguous U.S. states and parts of Mexico and Canada.

She was a woman of many talents. She was an amazing seamstress, making tailored dresses and costumes of all types for her girls’ many activities. As a gardener, she planted unusual crops along with the more popular ones and shared her bounty with others. She kept gardening her extensive plot until her late 80s.

As an active community member, she was an integral member of Mount Zion Church of the Brethren, where she was a Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, church secretary, and a member of the ladies group who prepared items for relief to be sent to New Windsor, Md.

She cherished her work with the local PCEA, District G, and was a member of the National Association of Teachers of Reading and attended some of their conferences worldwide.

Her husband, Herman Cave, preceded her in death on September 29, 1975. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded by her siblings, Beulah Huffman, Alma Shuler, Claude Comer, Frank Comer Jr., Mary Marcos Kammel, John Comer, Grace Shackelford, Margaret Kupiec, Catherine Nichols and Nellie Robinson.

Those surviving her brought her great joy. Her surviving sister, Peggy Sepsic, lives in McKeesport, Pa. In addition to her daughters and sons-in-law, she is survived by seven grandchildren, Sarah Frame of Chewelah, Wash., Elizabeth Frame of Issaquah, Wash., Jennifer Pettit of Winchester, Va., Catherine Pettit of Salt Lake City, Utah, Kevin Pettit and wife Amy of Belchertown, Mass., Jonathan Comer of Shenandoah, Va., and Juliana Thomas and husband Joe of Richmond, Va.

The family was to receive friends at Mount Zion Church on Tuesday, November 22, from 6-7:30 p.m., with the funeral service there on Wednesday, November 23, at 11 a.m. followed by burial in the church cemetery.

To honor her voracious reading and her position as first patron at the William Kibler Library in Stanley, we ask that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the library (P.O. Box 129, 140 Main St., Stanley, Va. 22851); or to Mount Zion Church (1177 Mt. Zion Rd., Luray, Va. 22835). (Paid Obituary)

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