Obituaries — Page County
Kermit A. Judy
Kermit Adam Judy, 94, of Franklin, W.Va., died on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the home of his daughter.
He was born on March 3, 1918, at Timber Ridge near Circleville, W.Va., and was a son of the late Early Thomas Judy and Monna Roxie Sponaugle Judy.
Mr. Judy was a 1936 graduate of Franklin High School and attended Shenandoah College in Dayton. He worked for 21 years at the sawmill in Franklin under Sam Byrd, B.J. Aulde and Max Ruddle, the West Virginia Division of Highways, and retired in April 1985 after 16 years as an electrician for Navy Civil Service at the Sugar Grove Naval Base. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Franklin and was an avid woodworker.
On April 2, 1939, he married Buanna Cornelia Hartman Judy, who died on Aug. 8, 1999.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Harman of Harrisonburg, and Jennie Hott of Franklin, W.Va., with whom he resided; three brothers, Gayle Judy of Luray, Earl Judy of Castleton, and Gary Judy of Glasgow; three sisters, Bernice Fortner of Fairmont, W.Va., Ina Kuehl of Pinehurst, N.C., and Patty Sponaugle of Franklin, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Harriet Wilson; two brothers, Guy and Richard Judy; one sister, Ethel Hall; and a great-granddaughter.
A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, July 28, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Franklin by Bishop Jay Hartman. Burial was Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pendleton County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 727, Franklin, W.Va. 26807.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kimblefuneralhome.com.
Wilma R. Ludwig
Wilma Ruth Miller Ludwig, 87, of Toms Brook, died on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Consulate Care of Woodstock.
Mrs. Ludwig was born on March 21, 1925, in Jerome and was a daughter of the late Charles Grandville and Bertie Miller.
She is survived by three sons, Merlyn Ludwig of Edinburg, Glenn Ludwig of Fishers Hill, and Elwood Ludwig Jr. of Stanley; six daughters, Jerri Lippert of Front Royal, Wanda Rinker of Toms Brook, Judy Tharp of Edinburg, Wilma Reynolds of Maurertown, Naomi Wine of Woodstock, and Debra Hodgson of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; two sisters, Clara Kohne and O’dessa Lutz; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Joan Campbell and Linda Herald; three granddaughters; and two grandsons.
A funeral service was conducted on Friday, July 27, at Zion Lutheran Church in Edinburg by Pastor Katie Gosswein and Pastor John F. Taylor Jr.. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, c/o Donna Mumaw, 2471 Cave Ridge Rd., Mount Jackson, Va. 22842; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, Va. 22901.
Online condolences may be left at www.dellinger funeralhome.com.
Floyd T. Dinges
Floyd “Ted” Dinges, 78, of Luray, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Winchester Medical Center.
He was born on May 5, 1934, in Luray and was a son of the late William McKinley Dinges and Katie Lucille Strickler Dinges.
Mr. Dinges had worked for Virginia Oak and Tannery and farmed for 28 years. He also worked for Avtech for seven years and P&D Interior for 15 years. He was a carpenter by trade, an avid sportsman and member of the Beahm’s Chapel Church.
On June 21, 1955, he married the former June Dale Sours, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 57 years are a daughter, Darlene Anderson; four sons, Steven T., Edward William, Jeffrey Dale and Christopher D. Dinges, all of Luray; three sisters, Virginia Catherine Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Rinker, both of Bentonville, and Betty June Sours of Luray; two brothers, Charles William and Jimmy Lee Dinges, both of Luray; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Julia Belle Fawley and Naomi Ruth Dinges.
A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, July 28, at the Beahm’s Chapel Church by Pastor George Milgram. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beahm’s Chapel Church, in care of Lois Good, 3 Hilldale Dr., Luray, Va. 22835.
Douglas E. Wallace Sr.
Douglas Elwood Wallace Sr., 72, of Luray, died on Saturday, July 28, 2012.
He was born on June 27, 1940, in Luray and was a son of the late Amy Wallace and Lottie Mae Hurt Wallace.
Mr. Wallace was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church.
On June 27, 1962, he married the former Wanda L. Good, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Linda A. Adams and fiance Junior Short of Luray; a son, Douglas E. Wallace Jr. and wife Carmen Wallace of Luray; two brothers, Paul E. Wallace and Carroll Junior Wallace, both of Luray; three sisters, Anna Belle Bolen of Elkton, Md., and Jane Elizabeth Mabe and Peggy Ann Wilson, both of Luray; two granddaughters, Ashley Lawson and Amanda Painter, both of Luray; two step grandchildren, Michael Beck and Natasha Price, both of Luray; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Lawson and Kiara Lawson, both of Luray; and one step great-grandchild, Michael Beck Jr. of Luray. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Teaford Wallace, James William Wallace and Bobby Leroy “Polly” Wallace; and two sisters, Phyllis Juanita Wallace and Dorothy E. Earnhart.
A funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Dr. Charles Jolley. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray. (Paid Obituary)
Mark C. Catron
Mark Curtis Catron, 41, of Stanley, Va., died July 26, 2012, at Page Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 16, 1971, in Virginia Beach, Va., and was the son of Curtis Ray Catron of Charleston, S.C., and Nancy McCracken Morrison of Virginia Beach, Va.
He was a self-employed painter. He attended Mount Carmel Regular Baptist Church in Luray.
On February 14, 2003, he married the former Robin Mongold, who survives.
Also surviving in addition to his wife and parents are his “Sunshine Girl” and the love and joy of his life, daughter Kahlynn Alyssa Catron of Stanley; one sister, Kari Oliff of Montross, Va.; two stepbrothers, Jason Gorman and Bart Morrison, both of Florida; three stepsisters, Amy Brown of Virginia Beach, Kelly Stace of Charleston, S.C., and Nina Morrison of New York; maternal grandparents, Hugh and Doris McCracken of North Carolina; two aunts, Roslyn Allison of Kentucky, and Dianne McCracken of Virginia Beach; one uncle, Gary Catron of Tennessee; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pastor Kevin Gerber conducted a funeral service on Monday, July 30, at Grandle Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway. Burial was in the Linville Creek Cemetery in Broadway.
The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Grandle Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad, 933 West Main St., Stanley, Va. 22851; or to a local animal shelter.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.grandlefuneralhome.com. (Paid Obituary)
Ralph Vile, 86, of 909 Mill Creek Rd., Luray, died on Friday, July 27, 2012, at MontVue Nursing Home.
He was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in Dahlgren and was a son of the late Arthur Charles Machin Vile and Lucina Durham Vile.
Ralph was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of the Mount Carmel Regular Baptist Church.
He was a devoted husband and father and is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joanna Griffith Vile, whom he married on June 30, 1950.
He is survived by all five of his children and their spouses, John and Linda Vile of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Judy Vile of Boones Mill; and Joel and Cheryl Vile, Joseph and Paula Vile, and Jan and Vickie Vile, all of Luray; and two grandchildren, who were raised in the family home, Shawn Allen Vile and wife Tina, and Jodi Arbor Johnson and husband Jeremy. Other surviving grandchildren include Virginia Vile, Rebekah Johnson and husband Kenny, Darrell Dudding and wife Hattie, Starr Vile, Benjamin Vile, Andrew Vile, Whitney Campbell, David Blair Vile and wife Holly, and Zachary Vile; and six great-grandchildren, Erin and Ellie Vile, Lexie, Landon and Lakin Vile, and Oliver Allen Johnson. He is also survived by two sisters, Joyce Bowen and husband Wayne of Levittown, Pa., and Phyllis Yodis and husband Don of Glendale, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur, Richard and Walter Vile.
A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, July 29, at the Mount Carmel Regular Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Hopkins and Pastor Buddy L. Caviness. Burial was in the Leaksville Cemetery in Luray. (Paid Obituary)
Lillie F. Eppard
Lillie Frances Collier Eppard, 92, of Elkton, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Journey’s Crossing in Elkton.
Mrs. Eppard was born Jan. 28, 1920, in the Weaver Hollow area of Page County, and was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Ella Meadows Collier.
Mrs. Eppard was a member of the Furnace United Methodist Church near Elkton. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener.
Her husband, Wilson Eppard, preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Richard Lee Eppard of Elkton; a daughter, Brenda Dean of Elkton; two brothers, John Collier of Stanley, and Robert Collier of Shenandoah; two sisters, Susie Wright of Falls Church, and Bessie Gordon of Manassas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, July 28, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton by Pastor Kevin Poeckert. Burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery.