OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Jerry Whitmer Sr.


Jerry Allen Whitmer Sr., 70, of Luray, died on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at the Life Care Center of New Market.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1947, in Front Royal and was a son of the late Wilt Whitmer and Mae Williams Whitmer. He was raised by the late Winfried “Bubby” Grace.

On Nov. 2, 1974, he married Deborah Gail Osborne Whitmer, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Thomas D. “Tommy” Whitmer of Luray, and Willie and Jerry Whitmer Jr., both of West Virginia; a daughter, Debbie Curtis of West Virginia; two stepsons, Eugene and Joe Funkhouser, both of West Virginia; a stepdaughter, Ellen Newcome of West Virginia; a sister, Brenda “Susie” Priest of Front Royal; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Whitmer.

A memorial service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Luray Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, by the Rev. Sara Galindo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Luray Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Luray, Va. 22835.



David G. Honaker


David Grant Honaker, 78, of Luray, died on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.

He was born on Jan. 3, 1939, in Elkwood and was a son of the late James M. Honaker and Lillie Kincer Honaker.

On July 25, 2005, he married Loran Mae Honaker, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, David Honaker Jr. of Stephens City, and Douglas Honaker of Front Royal; a daughter, Patricia Bain of Front Royal; a stepson, Butch Fauls of Salem; a sister, Frances Pierce of Valentines; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Reginald, Charles, James and Howard Honaker; and two sisters, Mary Ervin and Margaret Pierce.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the funeral home.



David A. Shifflett


David Alan Shifflett, 51, of Elkton, died on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at his home.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1965, in Harrisonburg and was a son of the late Melvin Shifflett and Neva Morris Shifflett.



Mr. Shifflett and his wife owned and operated DTH Services for many years. He was also a farmer.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 32 years, Tracey Sue Shifflett, are a daughter, Holly Shifflett Lam; a brother, Terry Shifflett; five sisters, June Grove, Susan Plum, Angela Williams, Julie Thomas and Kathleen “Mousy” Spiggle; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.



A celebration of life service was conducted on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Church of Solsburg in Elkton. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Shenandoah.



Memorial contributions may be sent to his daughter to help offset funeral expenses.



Condolences may be sent to www.kygers.com.



Logan memorial


A memorial service for Janet Odelle Shenk Logan will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Luray.

Memorial contributions may be made to Living Legacy, West Luray Recreational Center, P.O. Box 223, Luray, Va. 22835.

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



William S. Shenk


William Stephen Shenk, 78, of Richmond, died on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Regional Hospital in Richmond.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray.



Ronald G. Stahl


Captain Ronald G. Stahl, 71, of Luray, Va., unexpectedly but peacefully left this Earth to claim his space with the Lord on August 22, 2017.

Ron lived a full life, split between Pennsylvania, Georgia and South Carolina before he retired to Virginia. After graduating from Wade Hampton High School in Taylors, S.C., he continued his education and career in the Army and proudly served his country in Vietnam up until his decorated honorable discharge in 1973.

Anyone who knew Ron would tell you he was just a good ole’ boy, as stubborn as the day is long, but always with good intentions and a heart of a gold. He fought his various medical conditions with a smile on his face, although some days it was more like a grimace, and just said “think about how much better it will feel when it quits hurting.” He enjoyed Nascar, shootin’ and a cold one every now and then.

On the good days, you could find him surrounded by three of his great-grandchildren – teaching them various things about life and just having a big time.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Stahl; his four sons; his sister, Cathy Davis of South Carolina; his brother, Randy Stahl of South Carolina; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Stahl Jr., “Junior.”

It was Ron’s wishes that he leave this Earth as fast as he entered it, so he requested no service and chose his final resting place, which the family is respectfully honoring.

The family would like to deeply thank Bradley Funeral Home of Luray, Va., for gracefully helping us through this time. (Paid Obituary)



Martha F. Wilson


Martha Faye (Logsdon) Wilson, age 66, of Owensboro, Ky., passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends on Monday, September 11, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.

Mrs. Wilson was born August 6, 1951, in Daviess County to the late Martin and Betty Boarman Logsdon.

Martha loved spending time with her family, playing cards, taking short trips and relaxing in quiet moments. She was a kind-hearted woman who enjoyed the company of others.

Mrs. Wilson also was preceded in death by her sister, Jeanette Schartung.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 25 years, Rusty Wilson; her daughter, Cheryl Gatton and husband Joseph of Owensboro; her son, Sam Cross and wife Christi of Paris, Tennessee; nine grandchildren, Joe and Savannah Gatton, Ryan, Madison, Jay, Nathan, Matthew, Emma, and Sam Cross; eight siblings, Larry Logsdon (Patsy), Tony Logsdon (Nancy), Norman Logsdon, Darrell Logsdon (Pattie), Barbara Caton (Mike), Marty Logsdon (Vickie), Becky Puffenbarger (Joe), and David Logsdon; two sisters-in-law, Robin Guckert and Becky White; and several nieces and nephews.

The service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory by Father Tony Jones, with visitation one hour prior to the service, from 9-10 a.m.

Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memories and expressions of condolence may be left at www.glenncares.com. (Paid Obituary)



Harold L. Griffith Jr.


Harold Lynwood “High” Griffith Jr., 73, of 856 Rileyville Rd., Rileyville, died on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

He was born on Jan. 20, 1944, in Luray and was a son of Virginia Rothgeb Griffith of Rileyville and the late Harold Lynwood Griffith.

On July 5, 1967, he married Abbie Kay Armstrong Griffith, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his mother and his wife are a sister, Paula Sue Griffith of Tennessee; and a close relative, Betty Comer of Luray.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Donnie Lam. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray.

The family received friends from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the funeral home. (Paid Obituary)



Robert W. Windle


Robert Warren Windle, 81, of 4 Cedar Dr., Luray, died on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born on Jan. 6, 1936, in Maryland and was a son of the late William Albert Windle and Lois Elizabeth Wray Windle.

Mr. Windle retired from Potomac Edison as a meter reader, with 39 years of service. He was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church in Luray.

On Nov. 10, 1959, he married Mary Linda Smoot Windle, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Robert “Bob Bob” Windle and wife Michele Windle of Luray; a daughter, Kim Windle Wright of Luray; and five grandchildren, Ryan Windle, Cory Wright, Hannah Windle, Zachary Wright and Jordan Windle, all of Luray. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Albert Windle Jr. and Calvin Wray Windle.

A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Donnie Lam, with visitation held one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Page County Recreation Department’s “Spading” Scholarship Fund, 103 S. Court St., Suite F, Luray, Va. 22835. (Paid Obituary)



Roosevelt Hayes Jr.


Sergeant First Class (Retired USA) Roosevelt Hayes Jr. was born August 15, 1934, in Coats, North Carolina, to Mamie (Alberta) Hayes and Roosevelt Hayes.

He departed this life on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at the Martinsburg, West Virginia, VA Medical Center, following an extended illness with Parkinson’s disease.

After high school, Hayes enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country with honor and pride. His military career spanned 30 years. He earned several awards to include National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign Medals, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Combat Infantryman Badge, Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.

Hayes was the father of six children, Patricia Smith (deceased), Cassandra, Roosevelt Jerome, Derwin (deceased), Dannett and Theresa.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his life partner and devoted companion of 30 years, June Chinn and her children, Rene Chinn-Lang (Raymond) of Ocean Springs, Miss., James Chinn and Michelle Hardeman (Michael), all from Manassas, Va.; a special “adopted” niece, Iesha Ausberry; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and “adopted” grandchildren.

Funeral services and visitation were held at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. (Paid Obituary)





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