OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Blanche E. Atkins


Blanche Elizabeth Atkins, 73, of Luray, died on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Winchester Medical Center.

She was born on June 12, 1943, in Norfolk and was a daughter of the late Cecil Earl Portlock and Myrtle Wall Portlock Gage.

On March 19, 1993, she married Cletus Henry “Sonny” Atkins, who died on Nov. 14, 2014.

She is survived by three daughters, Tammy Arlene Kendall of Norfolk, Robin Thomas of Buena Vista, and Sonya Mays of Waynesboro; two sons, Ray Jefferson and Thomas Atkins, both of Luray; three brothers, Johnny Portlock of Newport News, Ricky Portlock of Stuarts Draft, and Joey Portlock of Jacksonville, Fla.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and more than 100 foster children. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Marie Jefferson; and a brother, Earl Buddy Portlock.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Luray Volunteer Fire Department, 1 Firehouse Lane, Luray, Va. 22835; or to the Luray Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 266, Luray, Va. 22835.



Hazel M. Reed


Hazel Maxine Reed, 80, of Stanley, died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at Journey’s Crossing in Elkton, where she had resided for several years.

She was born on June 28, 1936, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Raymond Boss and Bessie Thomas Jenkins.



Mrs. Reed was employed as a waitress at Big Meadows/Skyland Restaurant and Mimslyn Inn in her earlier years and later became a supervisor at H.D. Lee in Broadway. She attended the Elkton Pentecostal Church for 18 years, where her husband was pastor.



On Jan. 4, 1955, she married the Rev. Kinzy Reed, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Wanda Myers of Waynesboro, and Nancy Hensley of Shenandoah; a son, K. Dale Reed of Elkton; two brothers, Larry Jenkins of Stanley, and Morris Jenkins of Luray; a sister, Iva Richards of Luray; three grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Jenkins; three sisters, Florine Cave, Catherine Burton and Edna Hilliards; and a step grandson.



A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Elkton Pentecostal Church by Pastor Larry Myers and Pastor Jordon Myers. Private burial was held at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.



Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



Roger D. Hensley


Roger Dale Hensley, 52, of Elkton, died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Page County.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1964, in Harrisonburg and was a son of the late Oliver and Charlotte Lee Morris Hensley.

Mr. Henlsey was an avid fisherman and NASCAR fan. He was a member of the Shenandoah Moose Lodge and the Eagles.

He is survived by a daughter, Danielle Renee Hensley; two brothers, Steven L. and Kenneth R. “Kenny” Hensley, both of Elkton; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Hensley.

Services were private.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.kygers.com.



Fred E. Augsburger


Fred E. Augsburger, 95, of Walnut Creek, Ohio, died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Walnut Hills Nursing Home in Walnut Creek.



He was born on April 27, 1921, in Elida, Ohio, and was a son of the late Clarence and Estella Shenk Augsburger.

Mr. Augsburger served in the Civilian Public Service in Luray, during World War II. He operated a dairy farm in Wisconsin following the war. He was a member of the Berlin Mennonite Church for more than 20 years and served as a pastor and evangelist in more 250 churches across the United States, Canada and Jamaica, serving in ministry for more than 70 years.



On May 26, 1946, he married Carolyn King Augsburger, who died on June 22, 2002.



He is survived by five children, Ruth Ann Burkholder and Joyce Gingerich, both of Harrisonburg, Linda Gingerich of Cape Coral, Fla., Samuel Augsburger of Nicholasville, Ky., and Brenda Yoder of Bird In Hand, Pa.; three brothers, A. Don and Myron Augsburger, both of Harrisonburg, and W. David Augsburger of Clairemont, Calif.; one sister, Anna Mary Good of Elizabethtown, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
 He was preceded in death by a brother, S. Dan Augsburger.



A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Berlin Mennonite Church, 4718 U.S. 62, Berlin, Ohio, with members of the family officiating.



The family will receive friends at the church from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Berlin Mennonite Church, 4718 U.S. 62, Berlin, Ohio 44610; or to Interim Healthcare Hospice of Ohio, 232 Chestnut St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812.


Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.





Elwood W. Eppard


Elwood Wayne Eppard, 73, of Elkton, died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1943, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Edward and Elsie Breeden Eppard.

Mr. Eppard was an avid outdoorsman and gardener. He had been employed by Maphis Chapman, Padgetts Manufacturing and Merillat Cabinets. He attended the Church of Solsburg.

On June 29, 1962, he married Betty J. Lam Eppard, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Elston Eppard, Angie Lam, and Kevin, Bryan and David Eppard; a sister, Yowleth Lam of Front Royal; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Church of Solsburg in Elkton by Pastor Josh Shifflett. Burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Church of Solsburg, 14697 Rockingham Pike, Elkton, Va. 22827.

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



Brian D. Miller


Brian Douglas Miller, 58, of Luray, died on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.

Mr. Miller was born on June 15, 1958, and was a son of the late Thomas David Miller and Francis “Carol” Miller.

He is survived by three brothers, Laurence David Miller of Tennessee, Thomas Daryl Miller of Fairfax, and Carson Daniel Miller of Moyock, N.C.; two sisters, Donna Lyn McCook and Gloria Dale Boles, both of Luray; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His body was donated to science. Services are planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, Fla. 33134; or to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), P.O. Box 62596, Baltimore, Md. 21264-2596.



Robinson service


A memorial service for Clarence A. Robinson, 72, of Stanley, will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Culpeper National Cemetery.



Christine F. Brubaker


Christine Francis Brubaker, 93, of 30 MontVue Dr., Luray, died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on March 13, 1923, in McGaheysville and was a daughter of the late Paul Lam and Nettie Crawford Lam.

Mrs. Brubaker was a member of Fletchers Chapel Community Church and the Edith Rebekah Lodge in Luray.

Her husband of more than 66 years, Eugene Poincare Brubaker, died on Oct. 29, 2009.

She is survived by a daughter, Jean B. Moyer, and husband Don Moyer of Luray; a sister, Leona Miller of Grottoes; a granddaughter, Darlene Johnson; a grandson, Bill Moyer, and wife Melissi Moyer; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Norman C. Brubaker; four sisters, Nina Hunter, Nora Shifflett, Mae Shifflett and Ada Miller; and six brothers, Albert, Roy, Howard, Ernest, John and Cecil Lam.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Alexander C. Zuber. Burial was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Luray Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 266, Luray, Va. 22835; or to the Luray Volunteer Fire Department, 1 Firehouse Lane, Luray. (Paid Obituary)



Dorothy Weber


Dorothy Weber, 92, of 488 Beall Ave., Luray, died on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1924, in Trenton, N.J., and was a daughter of the late William G. Fitzcharles and Florence Parker Fitzcharles.

Mrs. Weber was a graduate of the College of William and Mary and served as a volunteer at Page Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Luray United Methodist Church, the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution and the Luray Garden Club.

On Feb. 26, 1965, she married Maynard Jay Weber, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, James Babbit and wife Rosi of Minusio, Switzerland; a daughter, Patricia McDonald and husband Patrick of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Kuhl and Jane Hufft; and a brother, William G. Fitzcharles Jr.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. (Paid Obituary)




Subscribe to our mailing list
 
Advertisement
Advertisement.
Twitter  FaceBook  RSS