OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Mildred L. Latimer


Mildred L. Latimer, 92, of Rochester Hills, Mich., formerly of Shenandoah, died on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Wellbridge of Rochester Hills.

She was born on March 2, 1924, in Shenandoah and was a daughter of the late Floyd “Porkey” Grimsley and Reba Lam Grimsley.

Mrs. Latimer attended Shenandoah High School. She was employed at the Shenandoah Knitting Mill before moving to Baltimore, Md., where she worked at the Naval Shipyards and McCormick and Co.

On Jan. 15, 1955, she married Lyle Latimer, who died on Jan. 17, 2007.

She is survived by a son, Douglas Latimer of Michigan; a daughter, Janet Centers of Michigan; a sister, Barbara Payne of Shenandoah; three granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie V. Comer; and a brother, Donnie Grimsley.

A memorial service was conducted on Saturday, March 4, at Potere-Modetz Funeral Home in Rochester, Mich. Burial was in the Guardian Angel Cemetery in Rochester.



Shirley L. Davis


Shirley Loraine Davis, 85, of Winchester, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Hilltop House in Winchester.

She was born on March 9, 1931, in Washington, D.C., and was a daughter of the late Bernard L. Bottomley and Mamie Amos Jenkins Bottomley.

Mrs. Davis was a member of the Mount Zion Church of the Brethren.

On Sept. 3, 1948, she married Charles Benjamin Davis, who died on July 1, 1994.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda D. Winstead of Winchester; a son, Robert F. Davis of Stephens City; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald E. Davis; a sister, Alna Bottomley; and four brothers, Bernard L., Robby, Roland W. and James Henry Bottomley.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Ken Patrick. Burial will be in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday one hour prior to the service, from 10-11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Fourth Floor, Winchester, Va. 22601.



Ralph W. Young


Ralph Wesley “Wes” Young, 71, of Luray, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Mr. Young was born on Feb. 25, 1946, in Burkittsville, Md., and was a son of the late Theodore Sylvester Young and Sara Catherin Wood Young.

He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Lucas of Luray; three brothers, Donald and Theodore Young, both of Rileyville, and Doug Young of Luray; and a sister, Betty Jones of Stanley. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Clarence, James and John Young; and two sisters, Mildred Young and Virginia King.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at the Rileyville Assembly of God.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; or to the Luray Volunteer Fire Department, 1 Firehouse Lane, Luray, Va. 22835.



Lester W. Deal


Lester William Deal, 88, of Sperryville, died on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.

He was born on March 7, 1928, in Peola Mills and was a son of the late George Daniel Deal and Bertha Peyton Deal.

Mr. Deal was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp and served in Hiroshima, Japan, after it was bombed during World War II. He was a member of the Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church. He was a farm manager for Piedmont Farms, a salesman for RUS Industries and a meat cutter at Vint Hill Farms Commissary.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 69 years, Hazel Jenkins Deal, are seven children, Don Deal of Culpeper, Nancy Taylor of Luray, Wayne Deal of Kernersville, N.C., William Deal of Wolftown, Pamela Deal and Tony Deal, both of Culpeper, and Joyce Lindsey of Brightwood; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Deal; six brothers, Daniel, George, Harry, Andrew, Woodrow and Hugh Deal; and two sisters, Dolly Sisk and Lile Pierce.

A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, March 7, at the Found and Sons Funeral Chapel in Culpeper by Pastor Doug Farmer and the Rev. Jon Heddleston. Burial was in the Etlan Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joyce Lindsey Scholarship Fund, c/o SunTrust Bank, 633 Meadowbrook Shopping Center, Culpeper, Va. 22701; or to a charity of choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.foundandsons.com.



Rodger L. Kibler


Rodger Lee Kibler, 72, of Stanley, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born on May 6, 1944, in Shenandoah and was a son of the late Joseph Oliver Kibler and Frances Hilliard Kibler.

On Oct. 29, 1971, he married Deborah Burner Kibler, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Nauman of Stanley; three sons, Richard “Joey” and Robert “Bobby” Kibler, both of Stanley, and Todd Kibler of Luray; four sisters, Elizabeth Nauman, Peggy Freeze, Mary Miller and Wanda Jean “Patsy” Kibler, all of Shenandoah; three brothers, Wayne Kibler of Shenandoah, Nevan Kibler of Stanley, and Ralph Kibler of Luray; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, David, Allen, Kenneth and Charles Kibler.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at the Harvest Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Terry Cave and the Rev. James Kite.

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



Ricky W. Hareford


Ricky William Hareford, 64, of Elkton, died on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born on Oct. 1, 1952, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Charles Leonard Hareford and Louise Katherine Hoch Hareford.

Mr. Hareford operated the Old and New Shop in Elkton for numerous years. He graduated from Elkton High School.

On Sept. 4, 1994, he married Audrey Mckenzie Hareford, who died on Jan. 22, 2015.

He is survived by two daughters, Michelle Dove and Angela Knupp; a son, Raymond Knupp Jr.; a brother, Darwin Guy Hare-ford; two sisters, Sharon Tate and Vickie Linn Hartley; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles D., Rodney W. and Basil L. Hareford.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial will be private.

Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting www.kygers.com.



Jesse A. Henninger


Jesse Allen Henninger, 22, of Waynesboro, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.



He was born on Dec. 1, 1994, in Shenandoah and was a son of Anthony and Susan Hammel Henninger.

Mr. Henninger was an avid artist and musician, playing numerous instruments. He was a lifetime member of the Shenandoah Valley Knife Club and a 2013 graduate of Harrisonburg High School.



Surviving in addition to his parents are his grandparents, Betty Sprouse Henninger and John and Sandra Mills Hammel; and a sister, Krystle Henninger.

 He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Paul Henry Henninger.



A memorial service was conducted on Monday, March 6, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.



Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.





Donald G. Mallory


Donald George Mallory, 73, of Hollins, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 10, at Valley Baptist in Stuarts Draft.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, at the Henry Funeral Home in Staunton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.henryfuneralhome.net.



Patricia C. Morris


Patricia C. “Patsy” Morris, 78, of Elkton, died on Friday, March 3, 2017.

She was born on Aug. 18, 1938, in Elkton and was a daughter of the late Rex Thomas Shifflett and Annie Downey Shifflett.

Ms. Morris retired in 1993 from Merck and Co. after 20 years of service.

 In her early years, she attended the Upper Room Church and served as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher.

She is survived by five children, Michael Shifflett, Teresa Shifflett and Neil Cash, all of Elkton, Lisa Lohr of Harrisonburg, and Beth Austin of Shenandoah; a stepdaughter, Lisa Morris; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Allen Dale Shifflett.





A celebration of life service was conducted on Monday, March 6, at the Shenandoah Assembly of God by Pastor Carter Dean.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kygers.com.




Sharon M. Lam


Sharon Mae Lam, 71, of Fulks Run, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017.



She was born on Oct. 23, 1945, in Page County and was a daughter of the late Leon and Flossie Turner.

On Nov. 7, 1964, she married Joseph Nelson Lam, who died on May 23, 2012.



She is survived by a son, James Nelson Lam; a daughter, Theressa Fullen; an adopted daughter, Jacque McFarland; a brother; a sister; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters and a grandson.



A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at the Gospel Hill Mennonite Church on Hopkins Gap Road in Fulks Run.

The family will receive friends following the service.



In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg to offset unexpected funeral costs.



Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



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