Obituaries — Page County

Hilda F. West

Hilda Frances West, 63, of Shenandoah, died on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

She was born on April 13, 1953, in Page County and was a daughter of the late Carl F. and Inez Claire McAlister Lucas.

Ms. West attended Bear Lithia Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Barry A. Hensley of Grottoes; two daughters, Kimberly Samuels and April Collier, both of Elkton; four brothers, Gordon E., Gary D. and Kenneth D. Lucas, and William L. Satterfield; five sisters, Violet E. Austin, Naomi C. Foley, Jean Sublett, Kay I. Comer and Yvonne I. Loker; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Carl, Keith, Arthur, Lindel and Alvin Lucas; and one sister, Joyce A. Stalvey.

Her body will be cremated and there will be no viewing.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Shenandoah Pentecostal Church by Pastor Jimmy Kite. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave., Suite 210, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.

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Claudia L. Elwonger

Claudia Louise Elwonger, 61, of Luray, died on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

She was born on Aug. 23, 1955, in Florida and was a daughter of the late Luther Roland Elwonger and Ethel Louise Jones Elwonger.

Ms. Elwonger was a member of the Rileyville Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by two daughters, Melisha Dunbar of Luray, and Cinnamon Turner of Sayre, Pa.; a son, Bryon Robinson of Millerton, Pa.; two brothers, Richard Sutter of Ohio, and Lou Elwonger of Florida; six sisters, Shirley Revelle of Baltimore, Md., Jeanette Bowen of Ohio, Lorraine Butler and Carol Ransom, both of New York, and Karen Lewis and Sarah Chambers, both of North Carolina; her companion, Carl Montcalm of Luray; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brandy Robinson; and three sisters, Loualice Pentecost, Denise Hendershot and Barbara Cassese.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Rileyville Church of the Brethren.

Alvin W. Prince 

Alvin W. Prince, 78, of Stanley, died on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at his home.
Arrangements are being handled by Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. 

Norma T. Mills

Norma Talmadge Mills, 93, of Shenandoah, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016, at Life Care Center in New Market.

Mrs. Mills was born on March 16, 1923, in Richmond, Va., and was a daughter of the late Abraham and Nellie Holt Thurston.

On August 16, 1943, she married Richard Terrence Mills, who preceded her in death on October 12, 1999.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Mae Lipscomb and husband Willard; and extended family, Tommy and Tensie Higgs, Joe and Mary Mills and Buddy and Fran Mills.

Norma was an active member of Fields United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. Norma’s beautiful smile, infectious laughter and youthful spirit will forever be missed. She had a way of making you feel good just by being in her presence.

Norma is survived by her son, Richard V. Mills and wife Linda of Shenandoah; her daughter, Tracy M. Stratton of Shenandoah; grandchildren, Tiffany Hutchens and husband Eddie, Logan Stratton and Nash Stratton; half-sisters, Sheila Johnson, Sylvia Jean Crouch and Ellen Robins; a great-grandchild, Ripley Hutchens; nephews, Terry Mills, Kendal Lips-comb, and Julian Lipscomb and wife Ritchie; nieces, Janet Higgs, and Sandy Hammel and husband John; great nephews, David Jones, Michael Jones, Terry Lipscomb, Scott Lipscomb, Christopher Hammel and wife Lois, Jonathan Hammel and wife Agnes, and Jefferson Hammel; great nieces, Robin Jones, Susan Henninger and husband Tony, Debra Oakley and Brenda Ellison; friends, Charles Grunewald, Kathy Arrington and Jim Slye; and many more great great nephews and nieces.

The family will commemorate her life privately at Norma’s request.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fields United Methodist Church, Shenandoah Volunteer Rescue Squad or Life Care Center in New Market.

“May you run and not by weary. May your heart be filled with song. And may the love of God continue to give you hope, and keep you strong. And may you run and not be weary. May your life be filled with joy! And may the road you travel always lead you home.”

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