Obituaries — Page County

Leroy Comer

Leroy “Ross” Comer, 77, of Stanley, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

He was born on June 3, 1939, in Shenandoah and was a son of the late Howard H. Comer and Lula A. Cave Comer.

Mr. Comer worked for Avtex for 27 years as a stock clerk.

On Aug. 7, 1972, he married Virginia Mae Knott Comer, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Crystal Kite and Cynthia “Cindy” Comer, both of Stanley; a sister, Mary Ellen Dean of Shenandoah; four brothers, Roger “Peanut,” Leonard “Ben,” K. Roland and James “Pete” Comer, all of Shenandoah; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ikey Comer; and two sisters, Betty Emrick and Margaret Louise Davis.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, March 18, at the Lighthouse Gospel Church by Evangelist Earl E. Painter and Pastor Carter Dean. Burial was in the Leake’s Chapel Cemetery in Stanley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 126, Stanley, Va. 22851; or to the Lighthouse Gospel Church, Stanley.

Vivian C. Gaynor

Vivian Comer Gaynor, 90, of Shenandoah, died on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Whispering Pines.

She was born on July 9, 1926, in Shenandoah and was a daughter of the late Lester Lee Comer and Ella May Comer.

Mrs. Gaynor worked for the Town of Shenandoah for 31 years as treasurer and clerk. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Shenandoah, were she served as an elder, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and was active in the Women’s Fellowship. She was also a member of Food for Friends, Shenandoah Crafters Club, Edith Rebekah Lodge and the Eastern Star.

On June 26, 1971, she married James Patrick “Pat” Gaynor, who died on June 17, 2015.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Helen Koontz, Margaret Frye, Lillian Burner and Beatrice Bower; and a brother, Lester Ray Comer.

A graveside service was conducted on Thursday, March 16, at the Coverstone Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorial contributions can be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601; or to the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Shenandoah, Va. 22849.

Ehlers memorial

A memorial service for O. Dean Ehlers, 87, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg. Visitation will follow the service. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church, 205 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801; or to the JMU Duke Club, MSC 2301, Harrisonburg, Va. 22807.

Doris A. Fox

Doris Alberteen Fox, 90, of 1964 Brookstone Rd., Luray, died on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at MontVue Nursing Home.

She was born on Oct. 28, 1926, in Luray and was a daughter of the late Harry Cletus Miller and Viola Beahm Sours Miller.

Mrs. Fox was a member of Morning Star Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir for many years, taught young children in Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, and was an active member of the Morning Star Lutheran Women. She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 621 Auxiliary.

On July 5, 1946, she married Edward Roy Fox, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Roger L. Fox and wife Sue Fox of Luray; a sister, Juanita “Chris” Good of Luray; and one grandson, Erik R. Fox of Luray. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Garland Randolph, James Lenford, Richard P., Robert Lynwood, William Edward “Hot Shot” and Harry Cletus Miller Jr.

A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, March 21, at the Morning Star Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jeffrey D. Marble. Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery in Luray.

The family received friends on Monday, March 20, at the Bradley Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morn ing Star Lutheran Women, in care of Carolyn Burner, 736 Fairview Rd., Luray, Va. 22835. (Paid Obituary)

Shelby M. McCoy

Shelby Manuel McCoy, 75, of Shenandoah, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Mrs. McCoy was born February 10, 1942, in Page County and was the daughter of the late Winfred and Merle Sampson Manuel.

On June 22, 1963, she married William Raymond McCoy III, who preceded her in death on October 15, 2008. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Susan Meneely.

Shelby worked for the Town of Shenandoah as treasurer for 20 years before retiring in 1998. She was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she served on several committees, and served as secretary of the Shenandoah High School Alumni Association for many years. She enjoyed going on trips with her children and grandchildren, as well as spending time with her entire family.

Surviving family include her daughter, Kelly L. Vandenberg and husband Tom of Gustavus, Alaska; her son, Matthew Carson McCoy of Elkton; two granddaughters, Abigail L. and Emily A. Vandenberg; a sister, Betty Purdham and husband Kenny of Stanley; three nieces, Karen Breeden, Michelle Meneely and Karla Purdham; an aunt, Betty Lou Futch; an uncle, Marvin Sampson; numerous great nephews; one great great nephew; her best friend, Tiffany Rothe; ladies of Christ United Methodist Church; and all of her friends from the Shenandoah High School Alumni Association.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Christ United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Larry G. Aikens Jr. officiating.

The family asks that those attending stay and join them for a meal following the service in the church social hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shenandoah Volunteer Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St., Shenandoah, Va. 22849; or to Christ United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, 501 Senior Ave., Shenandoah, Va. 22849.

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