Obituaries — Page County

Alvin E. Dovel

The Rev. Alvin Edward Dovel, 68, of Elkton, died on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his home.

He was born on Sept. 10, 1948, in Elkton and was a son of Unis Shifflett Dovel of McGaheysville and the late Russel Edward Dovel.

The Rev. Dovel served as pastor at Soul’s Harbor Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1969-1971. He was a member of the Nationwide Pentecostal Evangelical Association for more than 30 years, where he served as chairman for the past 12 years.

On Oct. 25, 1969, he married Donna Thomas Dovel, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his mother and his wife are a son, Brian Keith Dovel of Ruckersville; two daughters, Kristy Markee of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Charity Blanche of Elkton; one brother, Oral Wayne Dovel of Ruckersville; three sisters, Marilyn “Anita” Kee of Shenandoah, Arlene Kelley of Pineville, and Fonda Prichard of Weyers Cave; 23 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Soul’s Harbor Church in Elkton. Burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery.

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Luther G. Morris

Luther Glyndon Morris, 83, of Charlottesville, died on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Martha Jefferson Hospital.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1933, in White Post and was a son of the late Henry Luther Morris and Lottie Anna Morris.

Mr. Morris was a graduate of Shenandoah High School Class of 1952 and the University of Virginia Class of 1958. He was a life member of MOAA, USAA, NRA and the Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club. He retired as a captain with the U.S. Air Force and served as an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville.

His wife, Jeannette Morris, preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sons, Michael Jeffrey Morris of Lake Monticello, and Glyndon Morris of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville by the Rev Dr. David G. Forney. Burial will follow in the church memorial garden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St., Charlottesville, Va. 22902.

Arrangements are being handled by the Hill and Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville.

Joseph T. Arnaud

Joseph Thomas “Joe” Arnaud, 88, of Harrisonburg, died on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1928, in Worcester, Mass., and was a son of the late Joseph L. and Marie Elizabeth Davis Arnaud.

Mr. Arnaud was an associate member of the Muhlenberg Lutheran Church and a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jerome. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and worked in construction.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Hilda C. Riggleman Arnaud, are two sons, Mike Arnaud of Pasco, Wash., and Charles Arnaud of Luray; two grandchildren; and a niece.

A funeral service was conducted on Monday, Jan. 23, at the Muhlenberg Lutheran Church by Pastor Bob Humphrey and Pastor Brett Davis.

 A graveside service was held Monday at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Jerome.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, 281 E. Market St., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.

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Mary E. Rose 

Mary Ellen Rose, 72, of Shenandoah, died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at her home.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah.

Frances B. Holsinger

Frances B. Holsinger, 89, of Luray, died on Monday, January 23, 2017, at her home.

Frances was born on January 28, 1927, in Lenoir, North Carolina, and was the daughter of Frank H. Bradley and Myra K. Walton.

Mrs. Holsinger was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Frances met her husband, Jim, in November of 1947 and they were married in 1948 in Richmond, Virginia. They opened a medical office in Luray in 1953 where Frances worked as a registered medical technologist and Jim practiced family medicine until 1994. She enjoyed her retirement years playing bridge, attending sporting events, and spending time with her growing family.

Frances instilled a great respect for education in each of her grandchildren and she was an avid supporter of University of Virginia athletics.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Reuben Holsinger Sr.; two brothers, Harris W. Bradley and Robert W. Bradley; and two sons, Chester Bradley Holsinger and Alexander Walton Holsinger.

She is survived by a son, James Rueben Holsinger Jr.; two daughters-in-law, Ann A. Holsinger and Susan B. Holsinger; six grandchildren, James J. Holsinger, Chester B. Holsinger Jr., Virginia H. Jeffries, Sarah L. Holsinger, James R. Holsinger and Caroline E. Holsinger; and six great-grandchildren, George B. Holsinger, John A. Holsinger, Chester D. Jeffries, Helen F. Holsinger, Elizabeth A. Holsinger and Burkett A. Holsinger.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 27, at the Luray United Methodist Church by the Rev. William A. Ricketts Jr. Burial will be in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Luray United Methodist Church, 1 W. Main St., Luray, Va. 22835. (Paid Obituary)

Doris C. Comer

Doris Clatterbuck Comer, darling wife, and affectionate mother and grandmother, left us to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 15, 2017.

She was born in Luray, Va., on March 7, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Eula Eppard and William M. Clatterbuck Sr.

She graduated from Stanley High School in ’57 where she loved playing basketball. She married the man of her dreams, Douglas Ralph Comer Sr., and lived most of her married life in Newport News, Va.

She has been an active member of Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church for 42 years, where she taught Sunday school for 23 years. She was also a member of the Dana Tyson Circle and served on the Menchville House board of directors. Her great love was tending to the church flower gardens. She also loved spending time with her family, traveling, camping, dancing and shopping for her colorful wardrobe.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years; daughter Caren C. Cereghino, husband Albert, of Lynchburg; and sons Douglas Comer Jr., wife Cheryl, and Ricky Comer, wife Lori, both sons from Yorktown. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Caitlin, Kamryn, Brendan, Chelsea, Dylan and Conrad. Welcoming her into heaven are her parents and siblings Dale C. Zirkle, William Clatterbuck Jr., Max Allen Clatterbuck, Ann C. Comer and Joyce C. Zigler.

A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 21, at Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bert Cloud.

Memorial contributions are preferred and may be sent to the Steeple Fund at Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church, 38 Hoopes Rd., Newport News, Va. 23602.

Cremation Society of Virginia assisted the family. (Paid Obituary)

Arlene E. Ramey

Arlene Eliza Ramey, 85, of 1178 Fort Valley Rd., Luray, died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Avante in Harrisonburg.

She was born on Aug. 8, 1931, in Virginia and was a daughter of the late Frank Monroe Funkhouser and Rose Frances Whetzel Funkhouser.

On June 11, 1950, she married Joseph Edward Cook, who died on Feb. 10, 1962.

Her second husband, Amos Leo Ramey, whom she married on Oct. 17, 1976, died on March 1, 1993.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Sibert of Harrisonburg; two sons, Lonnie Wayne Cook of Luray, and Michael Edward Cook of Shenandoah; a granddaughter, Stacy Good of Stanley; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis Good and Colton Good, both of Stanley. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde and Austin Funkhouser.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. R. Nicholas Eichelberger. Burial will be in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray. (Paid Obituary)

Cynthia S. Turner

Cynthia Sue Turner, 58, of 655 Cubbage Hollow Rd., Stanley, died on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

She was born on Jan. 1, 1959, in Stanley and was the daughter of Billy Page Good Sr. of Stanley and the late Ann Elizabeth Good.

Ms. Turner was a member of the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She is also survived by five daughters, Amy S. Berry of Shenandoah, Tammy S. Sours and Ashley L. Foster, of Stanley, and Kayla D. Foster of Luray, and Tina M. Good of Stanley; a nephew, whom she considered as a son, Andrew Cash of Lillington, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Chasity Berry, Brittany Knott, Madison Berry, David Berry III of Shenandoah, and Skylar Sours, Gunner Stanley, Keith McCoy, Mary McCoy and Michael Kiblinger of Stanley; five great-grandchildren; and Megan Turner and Garland Keith Turner II, both of Luray, whom she raised; three sisters, Retha Lee Cash and Deborah Ann Marston, both of Luray, and Gail Spitler of Stanley; and three brothers, Robert Allen and Billy Page Good Jr., both of Stanley, and Joseph Lynn Good of Luray.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church by Pastor Sam N. Millen. Burial was in the Stanley Advent Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the church.

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

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