Obituaries — Page County

Juanita M. Campbell

Juanita Marie Campbell, 74, of Stanley, died on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.

She was born on June 24, 1943, in Luray and was a daughter of the late Richard Haskell Weaver and Gracie Marie Gray Weaver.

Mrs. Campbell worked as an engineer for Norfolk Southern for 25 years.

On July 21, 1962, she married Floyd Wayne Campbell, who died on Aug. 5, 1992.

She is survived by two daughters, Gina Buracker of Stanley, and Barbara Jones of Luray; a son, Mark Wayne Campbell of Stanley; a brother, Richard Haskell Weaver Jr. of Stanley; a sister, Sharon Turner of Luray; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Jeanette Weaver and Betty Lou Weaver; and two brothers, Bobby Lee and Robert Lee Weaver.

A memorial service will be conduced at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Hilliards Chapel Assembly of God by Pastor Pete Campbell.

The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m.

Barbara T. Fellows

Barbara Taylor Fellows, 66, of Luray, died on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born on Oct. 11, 1951, in Long Island City, N.Y., and was a daughter of the late David Leo Sweezy and Ethel Emma Mascot Sweezy.

Mrs. Fellows was a member of Redeeming Love Fellowship Church.

On Oct. 17, 1998, she married John Edward Fellows, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Michael Taylor of Shenandoah; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, David Joseph Sweezy.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Redeeming Love Fellowship Church by Pastor Leroy Hulvey.

Comer memorial

A memorial service for James Craig Comer will be conducted at the Luray Moose Lodge from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5.

Jean O. Short

Jean Odell (Southard) Short, 82, of Stanley, died on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born on Sept. 8, 1935, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Oswald Franklin Southard and Lucy May (Gray) Southard.

Jean was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Pine Grove.

She is survived by a daughter, Millie Sue (Short) Shenk and husband Randy of Stanley; and a granddaughter, Odessa Shenk of Stanley. She was preceded in death by a sister, Reda S. Amos.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Pine Grove by Evangelist Doug Gochenour. (Paid Obituary)

Faye S. Meadows

Faye Sue Meadows, 70, of Bergton, died on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at her home.

Ms. Meadows was born on Oct. 24, 1947, in Luray and was a daughter of the late Ray W. Meadows and Louella Mae Painter Meadows.

She is survived by two sons, Lester Strawderman of Penn Laird, and Clifton Strawderman of Stanley; five sisters, Mary Cave and Ella Kibler, both of Stanley, Hattie Moomaw of New Market, Mary Jones of Mount Jackson, and Martha Meadows of Timberville; two grandsons, Christopher Strawderman and Nathan Strawderman, both of New Market; and her companion, Vernon Dove of Bergton. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Denver Blosser, William Meadows and Clyde Meadows.

A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Blue Ridge Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Stanley Advent Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 27, at the church. (Paid Obituary)

Elise Holmes

Elise “Lisa” Holmes, of Glen Allen, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 21, 2017, surrounded by her loving husband, family and dear friend.

Preceded in death by her mother, Eileen Elizabeth “Betty” Silvestrini; and her beloved pets, Jack, Buddy and Murphy. Lisa was born October 3, 1962, in Mount Holly, N.J., to Dr. Denny Angelo and Eileen Elizabeth “Betty” Silvestrini.

Lisa lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; watching movies with the love of her life, Ron, loving on her pets and yearly visits to her family in Florida and Illinois. She lit up the room with her beautiful smile. She was kind and loving to everyone she met and an instant friend to so many whose lives she touched. She loved the beach and especially her fur-kids at home. If there was an animal in need, Lisa was always there to rescue.

Left to remember her with much love are her husband, Ron Holmes; her father, Dr. Denny Silvestrini; brother, Michael Silvestrini and his wife, Jeanne; brother, Paul Silvestrini and his girlfriend, Christine Perry; her husband’s parents, Vernon and Arlene; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Jolie Holmes; her dearest friend, Eva Thurston; many Silvestrini relatives from Canada; and of course, her beloved pets, Angel, Cowboy, Artie and Mr. T.

She was the best “auntie” ever to Allison Silvestrini, Blair Partin and, Lia Holmes, whose lives Lisa touched so deeply and lovingly. Lisa loved her girls with all of her heart.

A Celebration of Lisa’s Life will be held at The Boathouse at Sunday Park, 4602 Millridge Pkwy., Midlothian, on Sunday, November 12, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please join us to enjoy some of Lisa’s favorite things and share wonderful memories of her.

In lieu of flowers, Lisa would have loved donations to go to Spencer Kennel, 1405 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon, Illinois 62269. (Paid Obituary)

Sandra R. Wood

Sandra “Sandi” Rae Wood, 69, of Stanley, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home on October 24, 2017, from a brief illness.

Sandi was born on July 9, 1948, in Charlottesville, Va. She was the daughter of the late Otis Thomas Wood and Hazel Maupin Powers of Charlottesville.

Sandi spent her early childhood between Virginia and Florida. She earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics and served as a teacher in her early career.

In 1976, she was married to Peter Bailey and from that marriage they were blessed with two sons, Sean and Dan Bailey. Sandi and her then husband raised their two sons in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

Nearly 20 years later, Sandi moved to and created a simple and quiet life in the town of Stanley, where she was known around town for her kindness and generosity to the community and abroad. Sandi worked as an amazing massage therapist. Her loving sweet voice and bright smile beamed her heaven-sent spirit that embodied the message of love and peace.

Sandi loved the outdoors and nature, often seen around town dancing and swaying her extending arms to the beats of the live bands that played on the Greenway and hiking up and along the Shenandoah and Blue Ridge mountains or taking a walk around the Luray Greenway and Lake Arrowhead.

Sandi leaves behind her two sons, Sean Bailey and Dan Bailey; god daughter Isis Tumos; god granddaughter Eri; sisters Faye, Jackie, Marsha and Barbara; her stepmother, Lois; numerous nieces; a host of lifelong friends, Neva Ingalls, Alice Grady, Pam Cooney and Alice Campbell, the infamous “Wild Women,” and a community of those who have been blessed by her touch.

Sandi was preceded in death by her parents, Otis Thomas Wood and Hazel Loving Maupin Powers.

The family would like to give special thanks to Alice Grady, Chris Hepler, Susan and Tim, Jennifer and Chuck, and the tribe of friends who rallied and showered our beloved Sandi with love and care during her last days. The family also wishes to thank Blue Ridge Hospice for their assistance and support.

Condolences may be left on Sandi’s online memorial website at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Choices of Page County, 216 West Main Street, Luray, Va. 22835; to Animal Rescue Corp (ARC); or to the Luray-Hawksbill Greenway for a bench in her name.

We will miss our beloved earth angel, Sandi! (Paid Obituary)

Mayette E. Hoffman Jr.

Mayette “Med” Ernest Hoffman Jr., 88, known as “Med” by friends and “Papa Med” by his grandchildren, peacefully passed away in his sleep Monday, October 23, 2017, at his residence at Pennybyrn Assisted Living, where he lived the past five years.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Forbis and Dick Funeral Service, 1118 North Elm Street, Greensboro, N.C. The family received friends after the service.

Born May 17, 1929, in Madison, Va., to the late Mayette Ernest Hoffman Sr. and Janice Durette Hoffman, he was a 1951 graduate of Randolph Macon College. He later completed graduate courses at U.Va. and UNC Chapel Hill. Med served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in the administrative offices due to his business degree, typing and leadership skills. Following his four years of Army service, he joined Blue Bell Wrangler in their management trainee program. Quickly advancing with promotions, he worked in Mississippi and Oklahoma. Afterwards, he was transferred to manage a Blue Bell plant in Commerce, Ga. While there he was active in the local Jaycees, married his wife, June, and raised two children.

As his career progressed, Med moved his family to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, serving as regional manager for Blue Bell before accepting a promotion in 1977 to Vice President of Manufacturing for Blue Bell Wrangler, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C. He retired in 1984 at age 55 enjoying golf as well as traveling domestically to many other places around the world with June. They also loved spending time with family at their vacation home in Wilmington, N.C. Their greatest joy was being parents and grandparents.

Med was preceded in death by his wife, June Hoffman. In addition, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Julian Johnson.

Survivors include his daughter, Kimberli H. Bullard (husband Brian) of Greensboro, N.C.; and a son, Jim Hoffman of Hickory, N.C. Also surviving are a sister, Joan Hoffman Johnson of Fairfax, Va.; a cousin, Jack Hoffman of Reva, Va.; his grandchildren, Kayleigh and Karleigh Bullard of Greensboro, N.C., Jessica H. Dickson (husband Justin) of Hickory, N.C., Caitlyn Hoffman of Asheville, N.C., and Emily and Noah Hoffman of Hickory, N.C.; and a great-grandchild, Haynes Hoffman of Hickory, N.C. He is also survived by a niece, Julie Tabler, and a nephew, Jeff Johnson.

Online condolences may be made at

The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Med’s compassionate caregivers, physicians and staff at Pennybyrn’s Congdon House, particularly April Turner and the dedicated staff at Corporation of Guardianship.

Memorial donations may be made to The First Tee of the Triad, P.O. Box 236, Clemmons, N.C. 27012. Please indicate in memory of Med Hoffman on memo line. 
Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel assisted the Hoffman family. (Paid Obituary)

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