Obituaries — Page County

Kay F. Foster

Kay Frances Foster, 65, of Luray, died on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.

She was a daughter of the late Homer Foster and Grace Jones Foster.

Ms. Foster was employed by the State department, retiring in 2011. She served as treasurer and board member of the Old Antioch Church and was also a member of the Luray Volunteer Rescue Squad, serving for more than 20 years.

She is survived by a sister, Shirley Wilson of Luray; and three brothers, Lewis Foster of Timberville, and Dallas and Denver Foster, both of Luray. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carson and Mac Arthur Foster.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Old Antioch Church in Luray by Pastor Stephanie Callwood.

The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday one hour prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m.

Sam F. Funkhouser

Sam Francis Funkhouser, 91, of Somerset, died on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at his home.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1925, in Harrisonburg and was a son of the late Ozias Tiffany Funkhouser and Mary Elizabeth Funkhouser.

Mr. Funkhouser was a Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in history in 1950 and was active with several local civic and agricultural organizations. He served on the ASC Board, Farm Credit Board, Orange Planning Commission and had been a member of Barboursville Ruritan Club.

On Aug. 29, 1947, he married June Revercomb Funkhouser, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by three children, D. Wayne Funkhouser of Jacksonville, Fla., and Joe A. and Steve P. Funkhouser, both of Somerset; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A private ceremony was held by the family.

John D. Huffman

John David Huffman, 59, of Luray, died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Page Memorial Hospital.

He was born on July 26, 1957, in Harrisonburg and was a son of Dolly Ann Armentrout Huffman of Broadway and the late John Edward Huffman.

Mr. Huffman was a welder at Eddy Edwards Signs, before retiring due to health reasons. He worked in the maintenance department for many years at Rockingham Poultry and was a former Little League baseball coach in Broadway. He had spent the last 21 months at MontVue Nursing Home.

Surviving in addition to his mother and his wife, Bonnie Breeden Huffman, are two sisters, Sharon H. Bornarth of Sterling, and Susan Huffman Fitch of Harrisonburg; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was conducted at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at First United Methodist Church of Broadway by the Rev. Debra Cline and the Rev. David Burrough. Burial was private at the Fellowship Community Cemetery.

The family received friends at the church following the memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Linda L. Alger

Linda Lou Alger, 59, of Amissville, died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Ms. Alger was born on Jan. 20, 1957, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Mike Earl Alger and Alda Virginia Cubbage Alger.

She is survived by six sisters, Jeannie M. Jenikis of Amissville, Joyce Cardin, Juanita Cubbage, Ida Jean Gochenour and Judy Weaver, all of Stanley, and Bonnie Lucas of Luray; and two brothers, Danny Alger and Daniel Cubbage, both of Stanley.

A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Dennis Smith. Burial was in the Leake’s Chapel Cemetery in Stanley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses.

Dr. David Johnson

Dr. David Johnson, 76, of Rileyville, Virginia, died on November 25, 2016. He was born in Hartlepool, England, the son of Jack and Violet Johnson.

A life-long pastor, Dr. Johnson earned both his master’s degree and Doctorate of Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary in Evansville, Indiana.

On March 28, 1964, he was married to Jean Moore of London, England.

He leaves his beloved wife, Jean; his son, Steve, and wife Michelle; his son, Paul, and wife Wendy; and his son, Tim, and wife Sharon. He also leaves two brothers, Brian and wife Janet, along with Harry and wife Ena. He also leaves six grandchildren, Alexanda Johnson, Ian Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Raegan Johnson and David Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Violet Johnson; his brother, John Johnson; his sister, Violet Johnson; and in-laws, Horace and Florence Moore.

Dr. Johnson, better known as Dave, devoted his life for 52 years serving obediently as a pastor to congregations in both England and America. Following 27 years as lead pastor to Rileyville Baptist Church, Dave retired in 2006. However, for the past 10 years, Dave availed himself to congregations in Chester Gap, Harrisonburg and Shenandoah, filling the pulpit as needed. He preached his final service at Shenandoah Baptist Church on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at Rileyville Baptist Church on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 2 p.m., with a meal to follow.

The family invites friends to join with them in thanking God for his life and ministry, and Dave’s triumphal entry into Heaven. As written by the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:7-8, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

Donations can be made to Shenandoah Baptist Church (428 Fourth St., Shenandoah, Va. 22849), in honor of the heating/air conditioning project. (Paid Obituary)

Wilmalee D. Lam

Wilmalee Delois Lam, 73, of Elkton, died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born on July 21, 1943, in Elkton and was a daughter of the late Emmett and Ollie Lam.

Mrs. Lam was employed at Sleepwear in Elkton for 34 years and later Blue Bell in Shenandoah until her retirement. She attended the Elkton Pentecostal Church and more recently Landmark Tabernacle Church in McGaheysville.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 55 years, Boyd W. Lam, are a daughter, Lisa Lam of Elkton; a son, Marty Lam of Elkton; a sister, Margie “Clarice” Shifflett of Elkton; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by three sisters, Arimetha Sellers, Allie Lam and Hester Lam; and one brother, Owen Lam.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton by Pastor L. Keith Powers. Burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emily Couric Cancer Center, 1240 Lee St., Charlottesville, Va. 22903.

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Norma T. Mills 

Norma Talmodge Mills, 93, of Shenandoah, died on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Life Care Center in New Market.

Arrangements are being handled by the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Betty A. Kelley

Betty Ann Kelley, 61, of 6660 Carter Run Rd., Marshall, died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton.

She was born on Sept. 21, 1955, in Washington, D.C., and was a daughter of the late John Calvin Derrow and Kathleen Celeste Painter Derrow.

Surviving in addition to her fiancé, Daniel Russell Olson of Marshall, are two stepdaughters, Carol Cubbage and Debbie Comer, both of Luray; her husband, Robert Lee Kelley of Luray; a sister, Linda Colliere of West Virginia; two stepsons, Daniel Olson Jr. of Stanley, and Jason Olson of Luray; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two nieces and three nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharron Kelley; a sister, Donna Sue Cave; a brother, John Christopher Derrow; her stepfather, Jack Olson; and stepmother, Hazel Olson.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Bradley Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses. (Paid Obituary)

Peter G. Sabau Jr.

Peter George Sabau Jr., 90, of Luray, Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 25, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on November 9, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Peter and Julia Sabau.

He was a beloved, godly husband, father and grandfather, leaving behind a loving wife of 66 years, Margaret Ann Sabau; his son, Peter G. Sabau III of Luray, Va., and his wife, Melissa; their children, Sarah and Zachary; his daughter, Aurica Green of Richmond, Va., and her husband, Casey Green; their children, Miles Green and his wife, Kathryn, and Jessica Nicholas and her husband, Matthew; and his daughter, Joan Turner of Felton, Delaware, and her husband, Lee Turner.

For 36 years, Mr. Sabau owned and operated Sabau Chevrolet Buick Oldsmobile in Luray. He began his career as a furrier after attending Robert Mitchell Design School in New York City. He then transitioned into car sales and management in Cleveland, Ohio, before taking a position for five years at General Motors Corporation in Fairfax, Virginia.

Mr. Sabau was a past president of Rotary International, Page County Chapter, and the chapter’s district governor. Remarkably, he had a 17-year perfect attendance record. His love for service and heart for young people led him to serve as president of the Page County Technical Center for decades. He and his wife were members of Mount Carmel Regular Baptist Church for more than 36 years. He served as a Sunday school teacher and MCCA school board member, as well as sang in the choir.

The family received friends and family at Mount Carmel Regular Baptist Church from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016, followed by a memorial service.

A graveside service followed at Mount Zion Church of the Brethren. A meal was served at Mount Carmel Regular Baptist Church after the graveside service.

Mr. Sabau was a member of Gideons International for 35 years. He traveled to Romania, the Czech Republic and Haiti for Bible distribution. The family asks memorial donations be made to Gideons International by phone (1-866-382-4253) or online ( (Paid Obituary)

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