OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Shenandoah County


Marion L. Bowers


Marion Leith Bowers, 86, of Mt. Jackson, passed into the glory of the Lord on Jan. 25, 2016 at his home in the community of Mt. Clifton.


Marion was born Aug. 10, 1929 at home in Mt. Clifton on the Sarah Minnick Farm by Mill Creek. He was the eldest son of the late Perry L. Bowers and Beulah May Sager Bowers.


He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nancy L. Buchanan Bowers; children, Ellen J. Bowers MacCormack and husband David of South Carolina, David A. Bowers of Kamiah, Idaho, and Daniel W. Bowers and wife Karen of Williamsport, Md.; a brother, Frederick D. Bowers and wife Wanda of Staunton, Va.; and sister-in-law, Polly Buchanan Silveous of New Market, Va.


Marion is also survived by eight grandchildren, Sarah E. MacCormack Thacker and Rebecca A. MacCormack of South Carolina, Desiree Bowers of Falling Waters, WV, Kodi Bowers of Greencastle, Pa., Shawn Bowers of Kamiah, Id., Alexandra P. Bowers of Jacksonville Beach, Fl., Emma D. Bowers of Williamsport, Md., and Brennan Deener of Catonsville, Md.; and three great grandchildren.


Marion started his 33-year career as a Tractor Trailer Truck Driver with Mason-Dixon Truck Lines, Inc. in New Market, Va. In 1966, when the local terminal in New Market closed down, he transferred to Mason-Dixon Tank Lines in Charleston, WV.


In 1972 he and the family moved to Hagerstown, Md., where he continued to work for Mason-Dixon Truck Lines until they were sold. Afterwards, he ran for Howard Delivery Service of Hagerstown, Md.


He retired in 1986 and returned to live in the Mt. Clifton community in 1988.


He was an avid gardener and each year he shared his wonderful vegetables with friends and neighbors.


A celebration of "Shorty's" life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson, Va. with Pastor Fred Helsley and Interim Pastor Lana Irwin officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens, Woodstock, Va.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Marion was a member of Liberty Brethren Church in Quicksburg, Va.


Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Jackson Rescue and Fire Department, P.O. Box 251, Mt. Jackson, Va. 22842 or Liberty Brethren Church, c/o Rusty Proctor, P.O. Box 483, Mt. Jackson, Va 22842.


Online condolences may be left at http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.



Anthony A. Cole


Anthony A. "Pete" Cole, 80, of Fort Valley, Va., passed away peacefully Jan. 25, 2016 at the UVA Medical Center surrounded by his family.


The funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock. Reverend George Bowers will officiate. 
Burial will be private in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.


Pete was born March 3, 1935 in Oakton, Va. to the late Thomas Cole and Audrey Caton Cole.
Pete was an avid sportsman since childhood and loved to hunt and fish, as well as all types of shooting that involved his hand-loading. He was a life member in the National Rifle Association and the North American Hunt Club.


Pete retired in 1998 after 47 years working in the automotive business of Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota. In 1998 he retired from Parson's Chrysler.


During retirement, he enjoyed car racing, crossword puzzles, and spending time with his family.


Pete is survived by his loving wife, Mabel I. Cole; seven children, Terri Brandon (Joe) of Woodstock, Dwayne Cole (Cheryl) of Leonardtown, Md., George Smith of Anacortes, Wa., Deborah Bennett of Green Bank, Wa., Thomas Smith of Lake Stevens, Wa., Lawrence Patrick Smith of Oak Harbor, Wa. and Anthony Smith of Arlington, Wa.; grandchildren, Cole Brandon and Marissa Brandon of Woodstock, and Anthony Cole and Michael Cole of Leonardtown, Md.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, all of Wa.; brother, Gary Cole of McLean; and sister Marian Morris of Partlow.


He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edwin and Leonard Cole.
Pallbearers will be Cole Brandon, Joe Brandon, Dwayne Cole, Larry Barton, Tommy Messer and Mack Gill.


The family received friends Thursday Jan. 28, from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Valley Fire Department, c/o Russ Adams, 7088 Fort Valley Road, Fort Valley, Va. 22652.


Online condolences may be left at http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com




Marie Fultz


Marie Fultz passed away January 20 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.


She was born on Feb. 7, 1930 in Cedar Creek, VA to Luther and Edna Orndorff.


She graduated from Woodstock High School and briefly worked at Bowman Apple.


She was a homemaker, a devoted wife and mother, and a member of Cedar Creek Christian Church, later attending Bethel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.


She was predeceased by her husband, Welby D. Fultz; all of her brothers, Branson, Mitchell, Edgar (Sam) and Marvin Orndorff; and all of her sisters, Arlene (Sue) Schotter, Mary Polk and Daisy Hill.


Surviving are her son, Lee Fultz and wife Valerie; daughter, Michelle Phelps and husband Keith; one grandson, Ethan Lee Fultz; and numerous nieces and nephews.


The family received friends Tuesday Jan. 26 from 7-8 p.m. at Valley Funeral & Cremation Service, Bowmans Crossing.


A funeral service was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at Bethel Lutheran Church with Pastor Karen Van Stee who officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Pallbearers were Becky Custer, Jemmy Delawder, Jerry Gochenour, G.B. Foltz, Joe Foltz and Kelly Clanahan.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Ln., Kearneysville, WV 25430.


Arrangements are in the care of Valley Funeral & Cremation Service.


Thoughts, Concerns and Remembrances to http://www.valleyfs.com



Marion G. Funk


Marion Grayson Funk, 68, of Fort Valley passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Warren Memorial Hospital. The funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Valley Fire Hall. Reverend Alfred Lawrence officiated. Burial will be private at a later date at Funk Cemetery in Fort Valley.

Mr. Funk was born April 8, 1947 in Fort Valley, son of the late William Vernon Funk and Lucy Catherine Plauger Funk. He was a 1965 graduate of Strasburg High School and was an army veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from Abex Federal Mogul after 31 years and was owner of the Fort Valley Country Store from 1992-2005. He was a lifetime member of the Fort Valley Fired Department where he served on the Board of Directors.
He was a director of the Fort Valley Museum, served on the board of Fort Valley Properties and member of Woodstock American Legion, Winchester Moose and NRA.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Seal Funk; daughter, Drista Lynn Funk of Minnesota; son, Eric Grayson Funk of Fort Valley; two sisters, Janet Marotta of Florida and Rebecca Madigan of Woodstock; two brothers, David Funk of Fort Valley and Ivan Funk of Front Royal; one grandson, Justin Lancaster of California and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, William Keith and Lloyd Funk.

The family received friends Wednesday Jan. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fort Valley Fire Department, C/o Russ Adams, 7088 Fort Valley Rd., Fort Valley, Va. 22652 or the Fort Valley Museum, P.O. Box 32, Fort Valley, Virginia 22652.

Online condolences may be left ag http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com



Goldie C. Golladay


Goldie Clercie Golladay, 92, of Maurertown, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home.


A graveside service will be held Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 11a.m. in Conicville Cemetery. Robert Golladay will officiate.


The family received friends Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 from 3-4 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.


Goldie was born May 16, 1923 in Mt. Jackson, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Luther and Brentie Hambleton Polk.


She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jerome.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin B. Golladay.


Goldie is survived by two sons, Stephen Golladay of Charlotte, North Carolina and Robert Golladay of Woodstock; three daughters, Linda Quick of Edinburg, Patricia Dellinger of Edinburg and Hope Stonerook of Leesburg; a sister, Nina Lutz of Morriston, Florida; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Skyline Terrace Nursing Home Memory Ln., 123 Lakeview Dr., Woodstock, Virginia 22664.


Online condolences can be left at http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com



Francis L. Lloyd Sr


Francis Leon Lloyd Sr. of Winchester, Virginia, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at his home.


Mr. Lloyd was born Oct. 23, 1925 in Clarke County, Virginia. His parents were Leon Fenton Lloyd and Ada Irene Wiley Lloyd, later Ada Wiley Elsea.


Mr. Lloyd was educated in Clarke County schools.


Early in his life, Mr. Lloyd owned and operated a taxi service. He then worked as a truck driver, including driving for Allegheny Freight Lines.
 He became the secretary-treasurer (business agent) of Local 539 of the Teamsters Union, and later was the vice-president of Local 29 when the two locals merged. Mr. Lloyd was a proud proponent of organized labor and collective bargaining. He retired from his union service in 1991.


He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeannette Marie Dove Lloyd; sons, Francis L. Lloyd Jr., of Knoxville, Tennessee and his wife Denise DuBose and Richard C. Lloyd of Strasburg, Va. and his wife Sandy Lloyd; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and two great grandchildren.


The family received friends on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home.


A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Mayton who officiated. Entombment followed in the mausoleum in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.


Pallbearers were Richard Lloyd, Leon Lloyd, Michael Lloyd, Henry Dale Lloyd, Donnie Elsea and Paul Elsea.


Online condolences may be left at http://www.jonesfuneralhomes.com



Fern M. Lytton


Fern Martha Lytton, 98, of Quicksburg, Va., died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at TimberView Crossing.


Miss Lytton was born Feb. 3, 1917 in Quicksburg, daughter of the late John P. and Orpha Zirkle Lytton.


Miss Lytton graduated from Triplett High and Vocational School in 1935. She retired from H. D. Lee in Broadway, Va.


A member of Quicksburg United Methodist Church, she served as their treasurer for over 50 years.


Fern has a zest for life and loved her family. She was an avid gardener and couldn't wait til spring to get her hands in the dirt and amongst her flowers. She worked with her brother Bruce on the family farm and especially enjoyed taking care of her baby calves.


She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her family of caregivers at TimberView who provided her with love, concern, and friendship.


She was preceded in death by Winnie Lytton, Maye Rucker, Mary B. Bibb, and Raye, Byrd, Ralph, Bruce, Allen, Olga, Tye, a twin brother Fred, and Romeo Lytton.


Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Quicksburg United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Dettmer officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in New Market.


Pallbearers will be Christopher Siebert, Christopher Lively, Timothy Kimberlain, Joe Cornwell, Danny Lytton and Pablo Chavis.


The family will receive friends Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home, Mt. Jackson.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be give to Quicksburg United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Williams, Bob White Lane, Quicksburg, Va. 22847.


Online condolences may be left at http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com



Ruby J. Middleton


Ruby Jean "Sis" Middleton, 86, a resident of Strasburg, Va., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock, Va.


A graveside service for Mrs. Middleton was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 in St. Stephens Cemetery with Rev. Darrell George who officiated.


She was born in Shenandoah County, Va. on April 18, 1929, a daughter of the late John William and Lora Mumaw Sherman.


She was retired from the former Lear Corp.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Howard Middleton; a son, Daniel Middleton Jr.; and siblings, Eva Keeler, Lena Sherman, Ralphard "Buddy" Sherman, Curtis Sherman, Roxie "Granny" Scheuch, and Lovata "Tooty" Jenkins.


Survivors include her children, Joyce Clem (Roger) of Woodstock, Va., Linda Peer (Tommy) of Tennessee, and Brenda Copeland (Sammy) of Strasburg, Va.; her grandchildren, Tammy Barton (Alex), Cheryl Peer, Amy Horton (Nick), and Kimberly Holst (Kevin); her great-grandchildren, Caleb Barton (Krista), Matthew Barton, Makayla Barton and Gabriel Horton; one sister, Viola Dunimer; and numerous nieces and nephews.


You may sign the guest book online at http://www.stoverfuneralhome.com


Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, Va. is serving the family of Mrs. Middleton.



James D. Miller


James “Jimmy” Douglas McArthur Miller, 72, of Frederick County, Virginia, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at his home.

Mr. Miller was born in 1943, in Virginia, the son of the late Royal S. and Alvina Miller. He was the owner and operator of Millers Used Cars Salvage and Repair. His greatest enjoyments were cars, tractors and anything with wheels. Mr. Miller was a member of Mt. View United Methodist Church in Star Tannery, Virginia.

He married Judy Darlene Polk on Nov. 25, 1983, in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Surviving with his wife is his daughter, Tammy Lynn Frawley and husband, Mike, of Winchester, Virginia; sons, Joseph Allen Miller and wife, Kristen, of Winchester, Scott Douglas Miller and wife, Pamela, of Woodstock; grandchildren, Breeana Lynn Frawley, Jessica Rose Miller, Emily Miller and Tyler Miller; and his brother, Robert John Miller, of Stephens City, Virginia. Jimmy was also survived by a nephew that lived with him Corey Warner.

Two sisters, Alyce Face and Janie Hamilton, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Dan Anderson, Dennis Virts, Joseph Miller, Collin Huff, Corey Warner, Phillip Ensell, Thomas Polk.

The family received friends on Monday, Jan. 25 from 6-8 p.m., at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

A funeral service was conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel. Interment was in Mt. View United Methodist Church Cemetery, Star Tannery, Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge hospice, 333 West Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia, 22601.



Ruth E. Miller


Ruth Elaine Miller, 81, of Woodstock, Va. and formerly of Washington, D.C. died Friday in Woodstock, Va. No services are planned.

She was born Sept. 21, 1934 in West Virginia daughter of the late Forest Hoff and Edna Susan Taylor Hoff. She graduated from Spencer High School and Marshall University. She was a retired Real Estate Agent and preceded in death by husband, Richard Leon Miller and son, Scott Forest Miller. She is survived by two sons, Mark Richard Miller of Mt. Jackson, Va. and Erik Paul Miller of Fort Mill, SC; brother, Paul Hoff of San Diego, Ca. and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.



Daryle F. Minnick Jr.


Daryle "Billy" Franklin Minnick Jr., 69, of Stafford and formally of Mt. Jackson, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 in Stafford, Va.


He was born Jan. 8, 1947 in Woodstock, Va., son of the late Daryle Franklin Minnick Sr. and Stella Irene Hansberger Minnick Bailey.


He was in the United States Army in Vietnam and was awarded a Good Conduct Ribbon, Vietnam Medal, Two Presidential Citations, Combat Infantry Badge and a Purple Heart.


He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 36 years of service.


He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4488 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge # 2165.


He is survived by four children, Daryle Minnick III and wife Lisa of Woodstock, Va., Sherri Byrne and companion Sebastian of Stafford, Va., Terri Wood and husband Nathan of Hoover, Al, and Carrie Minnick of Stafford, Va.; a sister, Dottie Hamilton and husband Kenny of Strasburg, Va.; a brother, William "Mike" Minnick and wife Judy of Locust Grove, Va.; nine grandchildren, Anthony Minnick, Gabrielle Hottle-Minnick, Gabrielle Bryne, Christian Montgomery, Alison Montgomery, Collin Wood, Tyler Wood, Robert Minnick-Gollahon, Elison Minnick-Gollahon; and one great granddaughter, Layla Minnick.


Billy enjoyed hunting and fishing.


The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson with Pastor Everett Burner officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Jackson Cemetery with Military Honors by the National Guard and Muhlenberg Post #199 American Legion Woodstock.


Pallbearers will be Nicholas Howard, Jimmy Green, Sebastian Zawidzki, Nathan Wood, Robert Minnick and Andrew Minnick.


The family will receive friends one hour prior to the 2 p.m. service at the funeral home.


Condolences may be sent to http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com



David S. Moore


David Summers Moore, son of Virginia Alderman and John George Winkler Moore Sr., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at his home in Riverdale Park, Maryland.


He is survived by two daughters, Emily Christian Moore of College Park, Maryland and Abigail Summers Moore of University Park, Maryland; four brothers and their spouses, John George Winkler Moore Jr. and Suzanna Maria O'Brien of Winchester, Virginia, Michael Alderman Moore and Lynn Moore of Midlothian, Virginia, Richard Myron Moore II and Melissa Moore of Potomac Falls, Virginia, and James Harrison Moore of Leesburg, Virginia; and five nieces and nephews.


David was raised in New Market, Virginia and graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg in 1976.


After serving his country in the Navy, David graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Human Nutrition and Food. He worked in the health and hospitality industry for a number of years as an Internal Auditor before enrolling at the University of Maryland; obtaining a MS of International Management in 1999.


He discovered his love of teaching in August of 1999 and continued this passion until his death.


He enjoyed debating, history and watching the Washington Nationals play baseball, but his greatest love was his beloved daughters, Emily and Abby, his "Lil Bird" and "Lil Bear".


He will be greatly missed by family and friends.


A service for the immediate family was held in Alexandria, Virginia on Jan. 27, 2016.


A celebration of life service will be held at the Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market, Virginia this spring.
"Fair Winds and Following Seas."



Cecilia L. Sager


Cecilia "Sally" Lee (Rush) Sager, 83, of Baker, WV, passed away on Saturday Jan. 23, 2016 at E.A. Hawse Nursing and Rehab Center in Baker.


Born on March 7, 1932 in Edinburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Clarance and Regina (Wolford) Rush.


She married Fredrick J. Sager on June 4, 1949 and he passed away in 2003.


She was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and loved to be around babies and her pets.


She was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church.


Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death two sons, Jessee A. Sager, and Benjamin Sager; one great grandson, Shawn Sager; four brothers; and four sisters.


She was the last member of her immediate family.


Surviving are two daughters, Kathy L. Hose of Baker and Mary Walker of Rio; four sons, Thomas S. Sager of Baker, Randy D. Sager of Moorefield, Fredrick D. Sager of Mathias, and Samuel W. Sager of Keyser; 16 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild and 14 step-great-grandchildren.


Funeral services were held on Thursday Jan. 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the McKee Funeral Home Chapel, Baker, WV with Pastor Nick Yurcaba and Minister Roger Sager officiating.


Interment will be at the Sager Family Cemetery in Lost River, WV at a later date.


The family received friends on Wednesday evening 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Memorials may be sent to the family c/o Kathy L. Hose, 279 Upper Pine Grove Road, Baker, WV 26801.


All arrangements are being handled by McKee Funeral Home, Baker, WV.



Henry A. Schwertner


Henry A. Schwertner, 90, of Front Royal, VA, joined his beloved wife, Edna M. Schwertner, in the kingdom of heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.


Henry was born on March 13, 1925 to the late Sophie (Peckarova) Schwertner and Jaroslav "Harry" Schwertner in Manhattan, NY.


Henry had a sister, Ella, who predeceased him in death in 1931.


Henry was proud to serve his country enlisting in the United States Navy in 1943. He attained the rank of Signalman 2nd Class and was honorably discharged on December 16, 1945. He was stationed in the Pacific on the U.S.S. Hansford and was present during the Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay in August 1945.


After the war, Henry attended Pratt University where he studied Engineering. He worked for American Machine and Foundry (AM&F) where he met his future bride.


Henry was married on Sept. 19, 1953 to the love of his life, Edna M. Collier, who predeceased him on July 13, 2002.


Together they moved to Long Island, where they raised three beautiful children, Thomas H. Schwertner, Jean A. Butler, and Lori A. Servas.


Henry and Edna remained on Long Island until relocating to Toledo, Ohio in 1978. After Henry retired from Lily Tulip Cup Corporation and Owens Corning (30 years), they made a final move to Front Royal, Va. in 1985 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.


Henry was a loyal hockey fan of the New York Rangers for 70 years. He also loved history, particularly the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. He enjoyed camping, fishing with his upstate New York buddies, reading, solving crossword puzzles, collecting antiques, feeding his birds and squirrels, and eating Vita Herring, chocolate.


Survivors include his three loving children; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Thomas Schwertner (Ginny) of Strasburg, Va. and his children Jesse, Sara, and Jenny and her daughter Emma, Jean Butler (David) of Front Royal, Va., and her children Ryan (Amanda), Brian, Amy (Daniel) and their son, Tye Daniel, Lori Servas (Skip) of Lynchburg, Va. and their children, Daniel, Ethan, and Jonathan.


The funeral will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, Va.


Gravesite pallbearers will be Brian Butler, Ryan Hattenback, Daniel Kincer, Jesse Schwertner, Daniel Servas, Ethan Servas and Jonathan Servas.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Tx 75244 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester, Va 22601.



Ethel V. Shirkey


Ethel Virginia (Weaver) Shirkey, 90, formally of Woodstock, Va., passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Comfort Care Nursing Center in Laurel, MS.


She was the wife of the late Marshall M. Shirkey.


She was the daughter of the late William Weaver and Florence Weaver of Woodstock, Va.


She is survived by her brother, Delmar Weaver (Beverly) of Woodstock, Va.; sister-in-law, Maxine Weaver; two daughters, Marlene Franklin (Ben) of Heidelberg, MS and Brenda Thomas (Kevin) of Haymarket, Va.; two grandsons, Jesse Robinson and Jonathan Thomas (Nichole); granddaughter, Rebecca Thomas Christou (Mark); four great grandsons, Jesse Robinson Jr., Jordan Robinson, Shane Robinson, and Mason Christou; one great granddaughter, Amanda Robinson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a longtime member of the Fairview Lutheran Church in Woodstock, Va. She was a volunteer and was active in many organizations in the area.

Prior to moving back to Woodstock, Va. from Alexandria, Va., she retired from Western Electric.


A memorial gathering will be held at a later date at St. Luke Cemetery in Woodstock, Va.




Jacob F. Sisk


Jacob Franklin "Jake" Sisk, 79, of Front Royal, Va., died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Lynn Care Center surrounded by his family.


Jake was born Sept. 2, 1936 in Rappahannock County, Va., son of the late Roy Thomas Sisk and Alice Virginia Jenkins Sisk.


He is survived by three children, Sharon Greaser and husband Brent of Bentonville, Melody Heflin of Front Royal and Timothy Sisk of Strasburg; daughter-in-law, Pam Sisk of Front Royal; one brother, David Sisk of Summerduck; one sister, Betty Lillard of Alexandria; 11 grandchildren, Ashley Williams, Michael Cochran, Christopher Cochran, Jeremy Heflin, Jessica Heflin, Gregory Sisk, Shelly Sisk, Jacob Greaser, Allison Ross, Kyle Sisk, and Cayton Sisk; Tammany Armentrout, of whom he considered a grandchild; and 13 great-grandchildren.


Along with his parents, Jake was preceded in death by a son, Gregory "Greg" Sisk; and a brother, Tommy Sisk.


Jake lived his life to the fullest on his own terms.


He has requested no services and that his remains be donated to science so that he may continue to help others in need.


Memorial contributions may be made to a LOCAL charity of your choice.


Arrangements are by Maddox Funeral Home, Inc. in Front Royal



Corey J. Smith


Corey James Smith, 20, of Helendale, California, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Tristar Cenntenial Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee.

Corey was born in 1995, in Reston, Virginia, the son of Kevin J. and Melinda Smith. He was a graduate of Musselman High School, Class of 2013, and a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Class of 2015. He received top honors from the institute for academic proficiency and hands-on performance. Corey was an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. He attended New Life Church in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Corey played football at Musselman High School and he liked to go kayaking and fishing. He loved to hunt, tinker on anything, skydive and wasn’t afraid to take risks. He always had the energy to go out and enjoy life, never letting anything hold him back.

Surviving with his parents of Gerrardstown, West Virginia, is his sister, Natasha Segura of Martinsburg; maternal grandmother, Lois Haines of Winchester; paternal aunts and uncles, Mark Brooks, of Newcomers Town, OH, Kathy Sudith, of Missouri, Christine Ware, of Charles Town, WV, Harold Brooks, of Sterling, Ky., Suzie Brooks, of Farmville, Va., and Roy Brooks, of Hedgesville, WV; maternal aunts, Linda Strachan and husband, Marshall, of Stephens City, Cindy Lupton of Middletown, Brenda Grill of Augusta, Georgia and Glenda Damko and husband, George, of Winchester.

His maternal grandfather, Sam Haines and his paternal grandparents, Shirley Wiseman and James Smith, preceded him in death.

The family received friends on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016 at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tyler Jeans, Charles Ellis, Garrett Spiker, Gary Fishel, J.C. Henson, Tim Horan and Chaz Nedd.

Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Corey’s GoFundMe account at http://www.gofundme.com/g8k5484c to he,lp with medical expenses.


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