OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Evelene L. Cunningham


Evelene Loretta Cunningham, 92, of Shenandoah, died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

She was born on May 10, 1925, in Page County and was a daughter of the late Elmer Leot Cubbage and Ruth Elizabeth Morris Cubbage.

Mrs. Cunningham was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She was a member of the Lily of the Valley Church.

Her husband, Dewey Glover Cunningham, died on Aug. 24, 1996.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara “Darlene” Cunningham of Shenandoah; three sons, Dewey “Bucky” Cunningham Jr. of Shenandoah, Roger A. Cunningham of Rileyville, and Ronnie L. Cunningham of Stanley; two stepdaughters, Shirley Eshelmann of Ruckersville, and Joan Ebert of Kentucky; a sister, Naomi Coakley of Tennessee; a brother, Alvin Cubbage of Alexandria; nine grandchildren; five step grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Shifflett and Wanda Turner; and two brothers, Eldridge and Edward Cubbage.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, July 22, at Lily of the Valley Church in Shenandoah by Pastor L.J. “Dickie” Campbell. Burial was in the Rest Haven Community Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



Charles R. Jameson III


Charles Robert “Sonny” Jameson III, 74, of Weyers Cave, died on Friday, July 21, 2017, at his home.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1943, in Harrisonburg and was a son of the late Charles R. Jameson Jr. and Clara Mills Barr Jameson.



Mr. Jameson was a farmer and had worked for Piedmont Airlines, U.S. Airways and the Virginia Department of Transportation. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.



He is survived by three daughters, Virginia Marie Jameson of Elizabeth City, N.C., Melissa Gail Jameson-Andrews of Dayton, and Cheryl Elizabeth Jameson-Lucas of Stanley; a half sister, Barbara Marie Jameson Henry of Bridgewater; two sisters, Linda Faye Jameson of Richmond, and Carolyn Ann Jameson Marshall of Bridgewater; his companion, JoAnne Eimers of Fishersville; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.



A masonic service followed by a memorial service will be held at the Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 28, with the Rev. Hollis Dodge officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Dayton American Legion Post 27.



The family will receive friends following the service.



In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgewater Fire Department, 304 N. Main St., Bridgewater, Va. 22812; to the Weyers Cave Fire Department, 1235 Keezletown Road, Weyers Cave, Va. 24486; or to Acca Shriners, 1712 Bellevue Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.




Larry M. Hensley


Larry M. Hensley, 72, of Elkton, died on Monday, July 24, 2017.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1945, in McGaheysville and was a son of the late Melvin Hensley and Edith Hammer Hensley.

Pastor Hensley served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He founded and was pastor of the Church of Faith in Shenandoah.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 50 years, Rose McDorman Hensley, are two daughters, Rose Marie Hensley and Debbie Jo Eppard; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Hensley Jr.; and three sisters, Juanita Shifflett, Freda Fidler and Marion Samuels.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, at the Church of Faith in Shenandoah by Pastor Samuel Sponaugle. Burial will military rites will follow at Elk Run Cemetery.

The family was to receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



Virginia D. Dinges


Virginia Dorothy Dinges, 82, of Luray, died on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

She was born on Nov. 18, 1934, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Luther Walton Cubbage and Lena Eveline Cubbage.

Mrs. Dinges was a member of the Forward For Christ Baptist Church in Luray.

On Feb. 6, 1954, she married Charles William Dinges, who died on March 16, 2014.

She is survived by a son, Jerry Wayne Dinges of Luray; a daughter, Barbara Jean Morris of Mount Crawford; two sisters, Brenda M. Breeden and Josephine Ann Fox, both of Luray; a brother, Jerry Allen Cubbage of Stanley; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Allie B. Coffman and Peggy O. Cubbage.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 28, at Forward For Christ Baptist Church by the Rev. James Cockran and the Rev. Chester Knighting. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray.

Memorial contributions may be made to Forward For Christ Baptist Church, Luray, Va. 22835.



George R. Mayes


George Randolph “Doc” Mayes, 96, of 1663 Dovel Hollow Rd., Stanley, died on Monday, July 24, 2017, at Hawksbill Assisted Living in Luray.

He was born on May 29, 1921, in Stanley and was a son of the late Franklin Mayes and Mellie Short Mayes.

“Doc” was an Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was employed at Avtex for 37 years. He was a member of the Calvary Independent Brethren Church in Stanley and the VFW Post 7899.

On May 8, 1954, he married Mary Marie Mayes, who died on Oct. 26, 2016.

He is survived by a daughter, Betty Stillwell and husband Jay of Shenandoah; a son, Terry Mayes and wife Ann of Stanley; three grandsons, Tony Stillwell and wife Lorita, and Shawn Mayes, all of Luray, and Travis Mayes of Stanley; two granddaughters, Hollie Vile and husband Blair of Luray, and Jackie Mayes of Stanley; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Dilmon, Elwood, Harry, Loring and Frank Mayes; two sisters, Elizabeth Smith and Virginia Malbone; and two half brothers, Sam and Garland Short.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, at the Calvary Independent Brethren Church by Pastor Charles Turner. Burial will be in the Leake’s Chapel Cemetery in Stanley.

The family was to receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at the church. (Paid Obituary)



Robert D. Rathe


Robert D. Rathe, 81, of Stanley, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Winchester Medical Center.

He was born on Oct. 25, 1935, in Fullerton, N.D., and was a son of the late Walter C. Rathe and Vera G. Sanders Rathe. He was the youngest of seven children.



Bob spent more than 20 years in the military, serving in Japan, Germany, Hawaii and various bases in the continental United States. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Stanley.



On Sept. 5, 1961, he married Joan G. Good of Stanley at the chapel in Fort Myers, Va. They were married for more than 50 years until her death on Jan. 20, 2012.



He is survived by four daughters, Patricia Painter and husband Timmy of Stanley, Sue Comer of Harrisonburg, Sandy Rathe of Broadway, and Michelle High and husband Ken of Linville; five granddaughters, Selena High and Malia High, both of Linville, and Alexis Campbell, Meghan Foltz and Amber Painter, all of Stanley; and a grandson, Trenton Cubbage and fiancée Alicia Wallace of Stanley. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.

A funeral service was held at Fellowship Baptist Church on Saturday, July 22, with burial at Graves Chapel Cemetery in Stanley.

Visitation was conducted at Fellowship Baptist Church on Friday, July 21.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fel lowship Baptist Church, Stanley, Va. 22851.
 (Paid Obituary)



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