Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Tamela M. Curry

Tamela "Tammy" Mae Curry passed away on Feb. 3, 2016 at the University of Virginia.

Tammy was born Nov. 30, 1965 in Winchester, Va., the daughter of Robert and Mae Miller.

She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, and sister. Tammy spent most of years as a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, Tammy is survived by her husband, Jay Curry of Middletown, Va.; her two daughters, April and Hannah; and two brothers, Wayne Miller of Middletown, Va. and Robert "Bob" Miller of Strasburg, Va.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Meadow Mills Church, Middletown, Va.

Condolences and flowers can be sent to 637 Minebank Rd., Middletown, Va. 22645.

Edward E. Deavers

Edward E. Deavers, 79, of Front Royal, Va. died on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in Woodstock, Va.

A graveside service was held on Friday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. at Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester.

Mr. Deavers was born Jan. 4, 1937 in Rileyville, VA, son of the late Paul Irvin Deavers and Nellie Mae Young Travis.

He retired as a construction worker.

Surviving are his wife of 21 years Anna Deavers of Front Royal; three children, Deborah Cornwell and husband George "Dickey" Cornwell of Strasburg, and Paul Deavers and James "Ricky" Deavers, both of Front Royal; step-daughter, Sheila Haun of Flint Hill; four grandsons; two granddaughters; and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Deavers; step-son Terry Fritts Jr.; and step-daughter, Tammy Ricketts.

The family received friends on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal.

Michael D. Hardgrove Sr.

Michael Douglas Hardgrove Sr., 62, of Woodstock, Va. and formerly of Kensington, Md., passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in Woodstock, Va..

He is survived by his son, Michael Douglas Hardgrove Jr. of Arlington, Va. and brother, Stephen A. Hardgrove of Woodbridge, Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Myril Hardgrove of Kensington, Md.

No services are planned.

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James E. Huttar

James "Jim" Edward Huttar, of Front Royal, died unexpectedly on Feb. 4, 2016. He was 77 years old.

A memorial service will be held Monday Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home 1200 N. Shenandoah Ave., Front Royal, Va.

Jim led a dynamic and creative life as a leader in the corporate world with Corning Glass Works, with the peace Corps as a director in Micronesia, at Cornell University in Labor and Industrial Relations, on Wall Street in the financial world, in Tunisia as director of the International Executive Service Corps, and in Front Royal in the development of the Greenway.

Jim was born in Trumansburg, NY and was a graduate of Cornell University.

He was a self-taught French speaker and piano player. He enjoyed singing, playing Bridge in the Holiday Bridge Club of Front Royal. He was a Front Royal/Warren County Tree Steward.

Jim had an adventurous spirit which took him bicycling around Europe and the U. S. eastern seaboard.

He is survived by his wife, Emily G. Huttar; his son, Shaun Michael Huttar of Ca.; his daughter, Caylin Huttar and husband Fletcher Brock of Ca.; his brother, John Huttar of Strasburg; and his sister, Carole Grove of Saquoit, NY.

Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Tamarin Martin.

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Bobby E. Irwin Sr.

Bobby Eugene Irwin Sr., 82, of Columbia Furnace, went peacefully to be with his Lord at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.

The funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. at First Church of Columbia Furnace. Pastors Brian Duncan and Randy Whetzel officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Irwin was born Sept. 20, 1933 in Columbia Furnace, son of the late Joseph Earl Irwin and Wilmouth Dolly Vann Irwin.

He was formerly employed with H & H Motors, Blue Ridge Poultry and retired from Edinburg Aileen. He opened and ran the Diamond L. Western Shop since 1983.

He was a founding member of First Church of Columbia Furnace, where he was the first Chairman of the Board and a Sunday School teacher for 13 years.

Bobby is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jane G. Irwin, whom he married on Feb. 19, 1954; four children, Bobby Eugene Irwin Jr. and wife Lana of Columbia Furnace, Cindy Getz and husband Greg of Maurertown, Richard Parks and wife Debbie of Centreville and Nancy Head of Edinburg; one brother, Alvin Irwin and wife Marian of Quicksburg; grandchildren, Christy Stottlemyer and husband Randy, Alicia Fisher and husband Matt, Anthony Getz, Mirah Fields and husband Tyrone, Megan Morris and husband Chris, Tracy Ferguson and husband Brad, Jason Head, Daniel Head, and Ricky Parks; and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brother, Lindy Welsh, and granddaughter, Heather Walter.
Pallbearers were James Conner, Mike Clark, Mitch Lutz, Austin Estep, Gary Dellinger, Paul Nesselrodt, Tim Cooper and Eddie Hunt.

The family received friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia Furnace Union Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Kay Day, 707 Johnstown Rd., Edinburg, Va. 22824.

Online condolences may be left at

Edward L. Johnson

Edward Lee Johnson, 92, of Greenup, Ky., passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at Kings Daughter Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.

The Haverhill, Oh. native was born Oct. 9, 1923, the son of the late William Huff Johnson and Pearl Ellen Oliver Johnson.

Mr. Johnson attended Green Township Ohio Schools and was a World War II Army Veteran serving in the 32nd Signal Corp.

He was a former employee at Montgomery Ward in Portsmouth, Oh. and retired from Wellcraft Boat Company in Bradenton, Fl.

He formerly attended the United Methodist Church of Strasburg in Virginia and the Greenup First United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his companion, Dorine Wilson.

He is survived by a son, Steven Edward (Dana) Johnson of Columbus, Oh.; and a daughter, Linda Lee Johnson Douglas of Greenup, Ky.

Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at the Tracy Brammer - Monroe Funeral Home, 518 South 6th St., Ironton, Oh. 45638 with Pastor Pat Hoeksema who officiated. Burial followed in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton with military graveside rites provided by the V.F.W. Post #8850.

Friends and family visited Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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Alice R. Molineu

Alice Robbins Molineu, 97, formerly of Edinburg, Va., passed away in Ashland, Va., on Feb. 4, 2016. Born in Annapolis, Md., in 1938, she was the daughter of Edward T. and Lucia Geekie Robbins. She was the widow of James Harold Molineu, Jr., who died in 1989.

She is survived by son James Harold Molineu (Connie) of Athens, Oh.; Margie Gautieri (Vito) of Attica NY; and Carol Gibson (Lawrence) of Ashland Va.; plus 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her five older sisters: Adele Jordan (Warren), Dorothy Keeney (Donald), Elizabeth Kennedy (William), Margaret Barnes (Charles) and Frances Knackstedt (Wahl).

She grew up in Annapolis, graduating from Annapolis High School and from the Annapolis Business College. After working as a secretary, she married James Harold in 1938. In 1953, she and the family moved to Edinburg. She was employed at the Edinburg School, Windsor Knit, and as a teacher’s aide at Robinson Elementary in Woodstock. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and St. John‘s United Methodist Church in Edinburg.

Graveside services were held at Cedarwood Cemetery in Edinburg, on Feb. 11, 2016 at 1:30pm. Afterwards, a reception was held at St. John’s.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. John’s UMC, 116 South High St., Edinburg, Va. 22824.

Majorie B. Moore

Majorie June Bestilla Moore, 87, of Staunton and a former resident of New Market and Broadway passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 9, 2016 at home.

She was born March 21, 1928 at Elmira, NY and was the daughter of the late Francis and Marjorie Hoag Bastilla.

June was a secretary at Triplett Tech in Mt. Jackson for several years, secretary/hostess at Southern Kitchen Restaurant in New Market for many years, secretary at Valley Fertilizer in Mt. Jackson and a cashier at Rite Aid in Staunton.

On April 3, 1949, she married Richard M. Moore, who died April 26, 2012.

She is survived by four daughters, Sandra Delawder and husband, Larry of Timberville, Susan Moore and Mari Lou Moore of Staunton and Carol Cline and husband, Troy of Linville; two grandchildren Lindsey Olinger and husband, Dusty and Cameron Delawder and two great-grandchildren, Reilly Olinger and Ashlyn Delawder.

The Rev. Jeffrey Sonafelt will conduct a gravside service on Saturday Feb. 13, at 11:00 a.m. at the Emmanual Luthern Cemetery in New Market. A reception will be immediately following the service at the Southern Kitchen Restaurant.

Friends may sign the register book at the Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.

Lacy K. Rea

Lacy Kent Rea, of Grottoes, passed away after a courageous fight against cancer.

He was born Dec. 2, 1950 and was the son of Lacy and Harriet Rea.

Lacy grew up in Mount Jackson and will be remembered by some because of his adventures with Pete his dog, and his love for basketball.

Lacy "Kent" graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School and obtained a BS from Madison College.

He spent most of his working life involved with agriculture, especially crop insurance until his retirement.

Lacy is survived by his wife Pat; two sons, Thomas Rea of Harrisonburg and Zack Rea of San Francisco; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; two grandchildren, Emily and Brody; two sisters, Kathy Rea of Wilson, NC and Nancy Long (Alan) of New Market; three sisters-in-law, Marge West (Tom), Mary Davis (friend Keith,) and Ann Konopic. There are also several nieces and nephews.

Lacy made friends wherever he went and he especially enjoyed fishing, Max his dog, and hunting at his "cabin" at Red House, Virginia. He was a good guy and we will miss him but will remember him forever.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 in Stewart Hall at Massanetta Springs. Dress is casual. 
Family will receive friends after the service. Friends may also call at his home in Grottoes anytime.
 Burial will be private at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.

Albert H. Runion

Albert "Tunny" Harrison Runion, 79, passed at home surrounded by his family on Feb. 2, 2016.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Peggy; two brothers; three daughters; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

He was born and raised in New Market, Va. and moved to Woodbridge, Va. in 1964.

Albert was a retired Fairfax County Fireman with 23 years of service. He was an avid gardener and bowler.

There was a viewing on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Marsh Road Baptist Church, 1514 Old Marsh Road, Woodbridge, Va. 22191.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made in Albert's name to Marsh Road Baptist Church, 1514 Old Marsh Rd., Woodbridge, Va. 22191 or Fairfax County Fire Department, 4100 Chainbridge Rd., Fairfax, Va. 22030.

Louise C. Warren

Louise Crouch Warren of Middleburg, Virginia died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

Her husband, Dr. Frederick F. Warren predeceased her. She was days shy of being 96 years of age and enjoyed being a homemaker.

Louise was born on her family farm on Snickersville Turnpike near Aldie on Febr. 23, 1920. She and her siblings would drive a pony cart to school in Aldie.

During World War II she worked in the bookkeeping department for The American Red Cross in Alexandria. She utilized these skills to meticulously keep her own financial records until the age of 94. In the mid-1940’s, she was asked to teach second grade at Aldie Elementary School and coached the high school girls basketball team. Her love of all sports continued throughout her life. She especially enjoyed college basketball and football games.

Louise took great pride in preparing delicious old southern recipes for her family and guests. She taught her daughters, granddaughters, and niece how to preserve an abundance of summer fruits and vegetables into jams, jellies, and pickles. She was not afraid of work.

She is survived by one sister, Nellie C. Barnes of Woodbridge, Va.; four daughters, Mary Lou Scott, Elizabeth Hale, Rebecca Warren Myers, and Ginger Wallach; and two step-children, Talbot L. Warren and Penny Gibson. She also leaves twelve grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601 or Middleburg Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 311, Middleburg, Va. 20118.

The family is sincerely appreciative for all the loving care provided by her caregivers at home, followed by the staff at Godfrey House in Berryville and her hospice care team.

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