Obituaries — Page County

Harold L. Granberg

Harold Lee Granberg, 69, of Luray, died on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at his home.

He was born on April 19, 1948, in Albany, Calif., and was a son of the late Harold Oliver Granberg and Betsy Ross Bates Granberg.

Mr. Granberg, along with his family, relocated to Portland, Ore., where he was raised. He was a Navy veteran and was employed with the Teamsters Local Union Number 162 as an accountant for 25 years. He later moved to Page County and worked with his brother in accounting.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Teresa Rose Gigliotti Granberg, are a son, Christopher Granberg of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Leah Rooney of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Arthur Granberg of Luray; two sisters, Connie Secor of Orick, Caif., and Betsy Fitzmaurice of Vancouver, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Luray. Burial will be held at a later date at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore.

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Thomas S. Morris

Thomas Stewart “Tommy” Morris, 47, of Mount Crawford, formerly of Elkton, died on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

He was born on April 21, 1970, in Rockingham County and was a son of Kathelyn Dean and the late Jesse Ray Morris.

Mr. Morris attended Spotswood High School. He worked for the City of Harrisonburg for more than 15 years and was involved with the McGaheysville Volunteer Fire Department for numerous years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Jessie Diane Morris; his fiancée, April Lucas; two brothers, Kenneth Howard and Joseph Harold Morris; a sister, Cindy Merica; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Leroy Morris.

A funeral service was conducted at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, at the Shenandoah Pentecostal Church by Pastor Jimmy Kite. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be private at Elk Run Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Page One, 600 Comer Lane, Shenandoah, Va. 22849.

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Wilmer S. Lucas

Wilmer Sylvester Lucas, 82, formerly of Stanley, died on Friday, June 23, 2017, at MontVue Nursing Home, where he had been a resident for the past two years.

Mr. Lucas was born on Jan. 26, 1935, in Stanley and was a son of the late Fred Amos Lucas and Blanche Millie Cubbage Lucas.

He is survived by a son, Mark Lucas of Idaho; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia M. Cave, Oniece Lucas and Wanda Jean Cave.

A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, June 27, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Evangelist Earl E. Painter. Burial was in the Newport Cemetery in Shenandoah.

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

James E. Nicholson Sr.

James Elvis Nicholson Sr., 82, of Front Royal, died on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

He was born on Feb. 8, 1935, in Madison and was a son of the late James Lewis Nicholson and Ethel Mae Butler Nicholson.

Mr. Nicholson was a truck driver for Atlas Machine Local 639 in Gainesville for 24 years. He was employed for five years with the Virginia Department of Transportation in Fairfax, retiring in the mid-1990s. For the past five years, he resided at Evergreen Health and Rehab in Winchester.

On July 4, 1956, he married Shirley Ann Woodard Nicholson, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Jim E. Nicholson Jr. of Quicksburg, and Daniel Lee Nicholson of Luray; a daughter, Cathy Stead of Blackstone; a sister, Doris Vest of Flint Hill; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services are planned for a later date. Bradley Funeral Home in Luray is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Evergreen Health and Rehab, Gardening Activity.

Dillie V. Farren

Dillie Virginia Gaines Farren, 89, of Harrisonburg, died on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.

She was born on March 10, 1928, and was a daughter of the late Weldon Levi Gaines and Fannie Yoder Gaines.

Mrs. Farren worked as a licensed practical nurse and was a member of the Trissels Mennonite Church.

Her husband, Jack Farren, preceded her in death.

She is survived by a sister, Anna Mae Steele of Pleasant Valley; a brother, Robert L. Gaines of Bridgewater; and several nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by two sisters, Arlene and Ellen; and a brother, Paul.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 30, at the Graves Chapel Cemetery in Stanley. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Detwiler Auditorium at VMRC.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VMRC Samaritan Fund, 1491 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, Va. 22802.

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Dorothy M. Mumaw

Dorothy M. Harlow Wilson Mumaw, 91, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Luray, Va.

She was born in Page County, Va., on July 3, 1925, and was the daughter of the late William David and Lillie Cedalia Freese Harlow.

Dorothy graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1942. She worked for the Skyland Caverns Corp. of Front Royal, Va., as manager of the Gift Shop and also as manager of the Tuttle and Spice Gift Shop and Country Store Museum in Mount Jackson, Va., where she retired in 1996. She was a member of the Newport Christian Church.

On Dec. 7, 1996, she married Landon E. Mumaw. They made their home in Waynesboro, Va.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Junior Wilson; a brother, Roy Lee Harlow; and her sister, Norma Lou Good. Her husband, Landon Mumaw, passed away in January 2010.

She is survived by two sons, Donnie R. Wilson and wife Danette Painter Wilson of Waynesboro, Va., and Jerry R. Wilson of Mississippi; three grandchildren, Todd Wilson of Springdale, Ark., Tim Wilson of Powhatan, Va., and Aimee Baker of Fredericksburg, Va.; and four great-grandchildren, Zachary and Matthew Wilson of Berlin, Md., Josh Wilson of Atlanta, Ga., and Charlea Beth Wilson of Hornbeck, Tenn. She is also survived by one brother, Ralph W. Harlow of Shenandoah, Va.

The family received friends on Monday, June 26, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray. The funeral service was conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. by Pastor Earl Painter. Burial was private.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Newport Christian Church Cemetery Fund. (Paid Obituary)

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