OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Junior L. Slye


Junior Lee Slye, 87, of Shenandoah, died on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.

He was born on Jan. 3, 1930, in Shenandoah and was a son of the late John Franklin and Christina Thompson Sly.

Mr. Slye was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in the Korean War. He was a life member of the Avis O. Comer VFW Post in Shenandoah, and was a charter member of the Shenandoah Moose Lodge and Massanutten Hunt Club. He was a master craftsman in the block, rock and concrete masonry field. He was a member of the Church of Faith in Shenandoah and was baptized Aug. 18, 2009. He was an avid gardener and hunter.

On Dec. 23, 1952, he married Phyllis Ann Dovel Slye, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Carroll James “Jim” Slye of McGaheysville; three brothers, Claude Sly of Columbus, Ind., Joseph Sly of Shenandoah, and Gene Sly of Harrisonburg; a sister, Mary Sly of Harrisonburg; a nephew and niece, who were raised in the Sly home, Everett Eaton of Oklahoma and Sharon Morris of Shenandoah; one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Richard, Elwood, Edward and James; two sisters, Mildred Hill and Pauline Eppard; and three sisters who died as infants, Hilda, Hazel and Aileen.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton by Pastor Rose Hensley. Burial was in the Methodist Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shenandoah Volunteer Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St., Shenandoah, Va. 22849; or to the Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Department 201 Pennsylvania Ave., Shenandoah.

Condolences may be sent to www.kygers.com.



Mabel M. Smith


Mabel Meadows Smith, 85, of Elkton, died on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Whispering Pines.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1932, in the Jollett area of Page County and was a daughter of the late Granville and Hilda Samuels Meadows.

Mrs. Smith was an active member of the Furnace United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Helping Hands and Young at Heart Group and Adult Choice. She previously worked at Duplan in Grottoes, Sleepwear in Elkton and Alliance in Shenandoah. She was an avid seamstress.

On June 30, 1951, she married Alva P. “Al” Smith, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Gary Lee and Danny Allen Smith, both of Elkton; one sister, Betty Hensley of Elkton; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ronnie, Donnie and Earl Meadows; and one sister, Mary Baugher.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 31, at the Furnace United Methodist Church by Pastor Rick Robertson. Burial will follow in the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton.

The family was to receive friends at the church from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, or at the Smith home at any time.

Memorial donations may be made to the Furnace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 65, Elkton Va. 22827.

Condolences may be shared by visiting www.kygers.com.



Sharon S. Dean


Sharon Sue Breeden Dean, 47, of Elkton, died on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born on Jan. 10, 1970, in Harrisonburg and was a daughter of the late Linda Ann Lucas Breeden and Arnold Wayne “Wayney” Breeden.



Mrs. Dean was a graduate of Spotswood High School and a member of the Elkton Pentecostal Church.



Surviving in addition to her husband, Donald E. Dean, are two daughters, Montana Dean of New Market, and Stephanie Breeden Printz of Shenandoah; two sisters, Lisa Lam and Tina Cook, both of Elkton; a brother, Wilson “Bill” Breeden of Grottoes; and numerous nieces and nephews.



A memorial service was conducted on Friday, Aug. 25, at the Elkton Pentecostal Church by Pastor Travis Hensley.



Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, 20871 Blue and Gold Drive, Elkton, Va. 22827.



Condolences may be shared by visiting www.kygers.com.




William Stewart Jr.


William Edward Stewart Jr., 57, of Stanley, died on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Winchester Medical Center.

He was born on March 17, 1960, in Harrisonburg and was a son of the late William Edward Stewart Sr. and Dorothy Eden Scott Stewart.

Mr. Stewart was a member of the Church of the Valley and the Shenandoah Volunteer Rescue Squad.

On April 21, 1982, he married Janie Elizabeth Hitt Stewart, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Sean William and Christopher Scott Stewart, both of Troutville, and Jeremiah Marsh of Oregon; a daughter, Jacalyn Distefano of Florida; one brother, Jack Stewart of Luray; three sisters, Dorothy Anne Maier, Barbara Stewart and Mary Stewart-Siminovsky, all of Florida; and four grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Alfred C. Comer Jr. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery in Shenandoah.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, at the funeral home.



Charles A. Jarriel


Charles Allen “Chuck” Jarriel, 83, of Luray, Va., has flown his final mission.

He died on August 28, 2017, at Whispering Pines Assisted Living. He was born on September 12, 1933, in Ohoopee, Ga.

He joined the United States Air Force in 1955, learning to fly and eventually becoming a B52 bomber pilot. He loved to talk about learning to fly and about flying 24-hour missions while a member of the 62nd Bombardment Squadron, SAC, during the Cold War. When he left the USAF, he was a pilot for United Air Lines until his retirement.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Judy Flanders and Mrs. Karen Wilson; one brother, Todd Jarriel; and numerous nephews and nieces. He is also survived by his three daughters, Jill McCauley of Luray, Va., Jann Pinson of Lyons, Ga, and Jessica Moore of Savannah, Ga.; and two grandsons, Matt Pinson of New York, N.Y., and Jacob Moore of Savannah, Ga.

I know he would want to thank all the staff that helped him during his time at Whispering Pines.

A private memorial will be held at a future date. (Paid Obituary)



Edward K. Brubaker


Edward Kauffman Brubaker, 78, of Luray, died on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born on Feb. 9, 1939, in Luray and was a son of the late Charlie Peter Brubaker and Sarah Kauffman Brubaker.

Mr. Brubaker worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for 29 years as a manager. He was a member of the Luray Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, and was a veteran of the United States Army.

On Nov. 4, 1962, he married Barbara Sedwick Brubaker, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Stacey Brady and husband Michael of Penn Laird, and Pamela Walker and husband John of Luray; five brothers, Warren Brubaker and wife Virginia, Charles Brubaker and wife Gail, John Brubaker and Robert Brubaker, all of Luray, and Richard Brubaker of Stanardsville; two sisters, Marie Kemp and husband Mark, and Evelyn Glasscock, all of Luray; four grandsons, Joseph Walker and wife Jamie, and Luke Walker and wife Katie, all of Luray, Tyler Brady of Woodstock, and Drew Brady and wife Adrian of Harrisonburg; one granddaughter, Alyssa Brady of Penn Laird; and four great-grandchildren, Noah Walker, John Robert Walker, Jase Walker and Charlie Walker, all of Luray.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Sara Galindo. Burial will be in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray, with military honors by the VFW Comer-Jones Post 621.

The family was to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Luray Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Luray, Va. 22835; or to Page One, Luray. (Paid Obituary)





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