OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Earl J. Price Sr.


Earl Jefferson “George” Price Sr., 81, of Shenandoah, died on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

He was born on Jan. 5, 1936, in Shenandoah and was a son of the late William Preston “Bogus” Price and Edna Florence Grimsley Price.

Mr. Price was an employee with IBEW for 30 years before retiring in 1999. He was a former member of the Shenandoah Moose Lodge and the Eagles. He was an avid sports fan and a member of the Mount Lebanon CCC Church.

He is survived by his companion, Sonya Wheeler of Shenandoah; four sons, Gary Scott, Preston “Jaybird” and Earl “Jeff” Price Jr., all of Shenandoah, and David Wayne Price of Springfield, Mo.; two daughters, Patricia Ann “Sisann” Cubbage of Penn Laird, and Brenda Wright of Shenandoah; one sister, Hazel Comer of Shenandoah; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Price; two brothers, Paul “Pat” and Lee Page Price; a sister, Edna Comer; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Mount Lebanon CCC Church by Rev. Jim Martin. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Mount Lebanon CCC Church, 1030 Comertown Rd., Shenandoah, Va. 22849.

Condolences may be sent to www.lindseykygerfuneralhome.com.



Christopher E. Stark


Christopher Edward Stark, 26, of Luray, died on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

He was born on May 17, 1991, in Edison, N.J., and was a son of Robert Peter Stark and Lorraine Gail Tresch Stark of Luray.

On May 20, 2017, he married Christina Marie Stark, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his parents and his wife are two brothers, Brandon Stark of Allentown, Pa., and Matthew Stark of Luray.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Bradley Funeral Home.



Brooke N. Ludwig


Brooke Nicole Ludwig, 16, of Stanley, died on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

She was born on Jan. 8, 2001, in Winchester and was a daughter of Edwin Lawrence Ludwig Jr. and Leslie Ann Ludwig of Stanley.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Faith Larita Ludwig of Stanley; and a half brother, Jason Ludwig of Woodstock. She was preceded in death by a half sister, Jaime Walters.

A private service will be held at a later date.



Robin L. Cubbage


Robin Leigh Cubbage, 56, of Upper Tract, W.Va., died on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at West Virginia University Hospital.



Ms. Cubbage was born on Aug. 18, 1961, in Washington, D.C., and was a daughter of the late William McIntire and John and Patricia Sullivan.

She is survived by two sons, Chase and Chad Warren Cubbage, both of Luray; a daughter, Brittany Cubbage of Culpeper; a brother, Jeff Sullivan of Luray; three sisters, Renee Walsh of Moyock, N.C., and Rae Cubbage and Donna Sullivan, both of Luray; and four grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Antioch Independent Bible Church in Luray by Steven Foote. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray.




Randell L. Comer


Randell L. Comer, 82, of Arnold, Md., died on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

He was a son of the late William Russell Comer and Virginia Comer.

Mr. Comer attended Shenandoah High School, Class of 1955. He was an Army veteran, where he held the rank of sergeant.



Surviving in addition to his wife, Ellen Comer, are a daughter, Bridget Miciche; and two grandsons. He was a brother of Juanita Harrison.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Barranco and Sons, Severna Park Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Maryland Veteran Cemetery in Crownsville, Md.

The family was to receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the funeral home.





Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com.



Christina F. Jenkins


Christina Frances Jenkins, 35, of Luray, died on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born on May 16, 1982, in Charlottesville and was a daughter of Connie Campbell Brady of Luray and the late Robert “Tinker” Jenkins.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her stepfather, James Brady of Luray; three sons, Tyler Clayton and Bryan Patrick Register, both of North Carolina, and Dominick Brenden Register of Stanley; two sisters, Donna Williams of Stanley, and Tracy Turner of Shenandoah; and three brothers, Mark Sodat of Richmond, Robert Junior Jenkins of Stanley, and Rodger William Jenkins of Elkton.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Mount Carmel Regular Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses.



Anna L. Emswiler


Anna Lee Foltz Emswiler, 87, formerly of Runions Creek, died on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Bergton.

She was born on April 23, 1930, in Mathias, W.Va., and was a daughter of the late Dallas Earl Boyd and Tressie Marie Dove Foltz. Due to the death of her parents at an early age, she was raised by her paternal grandparents, Cornelius and Lula Sherman Foltz.



Mrs. Emswiler attended the Mathias School. She worked on the family farm and was an avid gardener.

On April 4, 1953, she married Harold Bruce Emswiler, who died on Aug. 17, 2012.



She is survived by three sons, Dewey B. Emswiler of Shenandoah, Raymond M. Emswiler of Charleston, W.Va., and Verlyn D. Emswiler of South Boston; two daughters, LeAnna E. Good of Eureka, Nev., and Marilyn E. Layman of Bergton; a sister, Carol Yankey of Criders; 12 grandchildren; a step grandchild; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Cletis and Raymond “Chum” Foltz; and a sister, Naomi Foltz Sager.



A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Trissels Mennonite Church near Broadway by Pastor Fred Rodes and Pastor Stephen Estep. Burial was in the Trissels Mennonite Church Cemetery.



Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 144, Timberville, Va 22853.



Condolences may be sent to www.grandlefuneralhome.com.



Willard E. Dean


Willard Elijah Dean, 88, of Elkton, died on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Envoy of Staunton.

He was born on March 15, 1929, in Greene County and was a son of the late Elijah and Dorothy Shifflett Dean.



Mr. Dean was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during the Korean War. He was a carpenter by trade with Union 388 and worked at North Anna for many years. He was an avid hunter.

On June 8, 1953, he married Anna Mae Lam Dean, who died on July 

24, 2011.

He is survived by three sons, Ed and Forrest Dean, both of Elkton, and Gary Dean of Stanley; a daughter, Teresa Lynn Dean of Elkton; a brother, Junious Dean of Harrisonburg; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four siblings, Dennis, Max and Leo Dean, and his twin, Mildred V. Royston.



A funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton by Pastor Carter Dean. Burial was in the Dean Mountain Cemetery in the Shenandoah National Park.



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



David W. Ballenger


David Wayne Ballenger, 50, of Stephens City, died on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.

He was born on Nov. 7, 1966, at Warren Memorial Hospital and was a son of Patricia Richard Ambrose and the late Thurman O. Ballenger Jr.

On Aug. 14, 1999, he married the former Tammy Faye Cave, who survives.

David was a member of the Harvest Pentecostal Holiness Church in Luray.

Surviving in addition to his mother and his wife are two daughters, Danielle Garcia of Stanley, and Nikita Riggleman of Georgia; a brother, Dale Ballenger of Stephens City; one stepbrother; and three grandsons, Jeremiah and Grayson Garcia, and Noah Suggs.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Oct. 14, at his home in Stephens City, officiated by the Rev. Terry Cave. (Paid Obituary)





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