OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Lois J. Eppard


Lois Jean Samuels Eppard, 80, of Elkton, died on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at Sentara RMH.

She was born on July 11, 1936, in Page County and was a daughter of the late Marvin Clifton Samuels and Mary Meadows Samuels.



Mrs. Eppard was a seamstress and operator at Metro Pants, Wrangler and Elkton Garment before retirement. As a child, she attended the Jollett Bible Mission and later served as a Sunday school teacher at Furnace United Methodist Church.



On June 2, 1950, she married Lonnie Leo Eppard, who died on April 11, 2012.



She is survived by a son, Lonnie L. Eppard Jr. of Elkton; a daughter, Betty Lou Eppard Hensley of Elkton; two sisters, Kathleen Lam and Patricia Meadows, both of Elkton; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by a great-grandson.

A funeral service was conducted on Friday, Dec. 23, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton by Pastor Don Meadows. Burial was in the Jollett Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, 20871 Blue and Gold Dr., Elkton, Va. 22827.





Virginia L. Royer


Virginia Louise Royer, 87, of Shenandoah, died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehab.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1929, in Page County and was a daughter of the late Ted E. Comer and Myrtle Merica Comer Pilkerton.

Ms. Royer worked at Peoples in Hyattsville, Md., and at Elkton Sleepwear for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Henning of Shenandoah; a sister, Mary Lee Van of River Falls, Wis.; one grandchild; and four great-grandchildren.

Burial was private at George Comer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Deborah Comer, 603 Denver Ave., Shenandoah, Va. 22849.

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



Sara W. Davis


Sara Winegard Davis, 77, of Elkton, died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Evangelical United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Elk Run Cemetery.

The family was to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.



Dorothy L. Armstrong


Dorothy Louise Armstrong, 86, of Rileyville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.


She was born on May 23, 1930, in Rileyville and was a daughter of the late Paul Henry “Nig” Stoneberger and Verlie Mae Rickard Stoneberger.

Mrs. Armstrong had worked at Wrangler as a seamstress for 37 years.

Her husband, Wallace Bryant “Red” Armstrong, died on Sept. 1, 1992.

She is survived by a son, Wallace “Walley” Armstrong of Rileyville; two daughters, Faye Good of Luray, and Kay Griffith of Rileyville; five sisters, Shirley Mae Nichols of Front Royal, Betty Jane McRay of Ruckersville, Nancy Alvaretta Mathews and Carol Jean Mathews, both of Bentonville, and Mary Ann Stoneberger of Rileyville; three brothers, Albert Lee Stoneberger of Rileyville, and Lynwood Paul and Joseph Henry Stoneberger, both of Bentonville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Ann Stoneberger and Linda Lou Mathews.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Dec. 24, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Garland “Bubba” Gochenour. Burial was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray.

Memorial donations may be made to the Luray Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 266, Luray, Va. 22835.



Linda H. Sours


Linda Helen Sours, 83, of Luray, died on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1933, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Jack Cubbage and Carrie Lucas Cubbage.

Mrs. Sours had worked at Wrangler as a seamstress for 27 years and also owned and operated Linda and Sons Market for 24 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church in Stanley.

Her first husband, Isaac “Thornton” Jenkins, died on Jan. 3, 2001.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Clinton Ray Sours, are two sons, Dwight Jenkins of Luray, and Douglas Jenkins of Radiant; a brother, Randolph Cubbage of Stanley; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Andy Seastrom. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Christian Church, Stanley, Va. 22851.



Gloria F. Smith


Gloria Faye Wolfe Smith, 73, of Timberville, died on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at her home.

She was born on Nov. 22, 1943, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Eugene Wolfe and Mable Mook Wolfe.



Mrs. Smith retired from Masco Cabinetry in Mount Jackson.



On Oct. 3, 1961, she married Harley W. Smith Jr., who died on Jan. 24, 2015.



She is survived by a son, Randy Smith of Luray; four daughters, Penny Lowry of Fulks Run, Kristi Crisp of Elkton, and Tammy Clark and Sherri Ritchie, both of Broadway; five sisters, Bonnie McKenzie of Mount Jackson, Shelia Bowman of Edinburg, Debbie Wood of Fulks Run, Wanda Bowman of Quicksburg, and Ginger Burns of Mount Jackson; one brother, Ronnie Wolfe of Tenth Legion; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by two sisters, Patsy Whetzel and Vivian Wolfe; a brother, John “Buck” Wolfe; and two grandsons.

A private graveside service at Caplinger Cemetery in Criders was conducted by Pastor Louie Shafer.



Memorial contributions may be made to the Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, Va. 22815; or to the Timberville Fire Department, P.O. Box 101, Timberville, Va. 22853.



Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grandlefuneralhome.com.




Verlin M. Turner


Verlin Marguerite Turner, 90, of Zolfo Springs, Fla., formerly of Fulks Run, died on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

She was born on July 4, 1926, in Luray and was a daughter of the late W.D. Nichols and Martha Cook Nichols.



Mrs. Turner was a housewife and a member of the Mountain Grove Church of the Brethren in Fulks Run.



On Nov. 13, 1943, she married Carl H. Turner, who died on June 13, 1985.



She is survived by three sons, Carl Turner Jr. of Timberville, Stephen L. Turner of Fulks Run, and Clay N. Turner of Utah; two daughters, Shelia Berry of Stanley, and Lori Ann Mendez of Zolfo Springs, Fla.; one brother, Ernest Nicholas of Broadway; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.



A private burial will be held at a later date.



Online condolences may be left for the family at www.grandlefuneralhome.com.



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