Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Roy J. Barb

Roy Junior Barb, 68, of Woodstock, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at his home.

The funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at First Church of Columbia Furnace. Pastor Brian Duncan and Mr. David Ferguson officiated. Burial with military honors by Edinburg VFW Post #2447 and Woodstock American Legion Post #199 followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Barb was born May 23, 1947 in Shenandoah County, son of the late Roy Thomas Barb and Hazel Madilene Helsley Barb.

He was an Army veteran and retired from Wholesome Foods after 30 years.

He was a member of Edinburg VFW, Woodstock American Legion, DAV, New Market Eagles, Mt. Jackson Moose Lodge and MVETS.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Riffey and Brenda Barb; grandson, Michael Bowman; and step son, Alvin Mauck.

Roy is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Barb; three daughters, Angela Bowman and husband Everette of New Market, Brandi Kibler and husband Jeremy of Woodstock and Rebecca Rickard of Edinburg; son, Scott Barb and wife Julie of Howell, Michigan; step daughter, Shawna Racey and husband Rick of Edinburg; step son, Jared Wilson of Maurertown; three sisters, Sharon Frye of Mt. Jackson, Judy Donovan of Toms Brook and Carolyn Whetzel of Lost City, West Virginia; brother, Buddy Barb of Fulks Run; 10 grandchildren, Justin Bowman, Joshua Bowman, Clayton Bowman, Darrin Kibler, Logan Barb, Tanner Barb, Preston Barb, Mallory Barb, Kalyb Dodson and Kiersten Dodson; and two step grandchildren, Jeremy Racey and Ashlyn Mauck.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Kibler, Scott Barb, Justin Bowman, Everette Bowman, Rick Racey, Jared Wilson, Chuck Jeffries and Vernon Donovan Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were members and auxiliary members of Edinburg VFW and members of Woodstock American Legion.

The family received friends Friday, Feb. 12, from 7-9 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Edinburg VFW, 100 Veteran's Way, Edinburg, Virginia 22824.

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Patricia O. Bowman

Patricia Osborne Bowman, 72, of Harrisonburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at her home.

Mrs. Bowman was born Feb. 17, 1943 in Calabash, NC, daughter of the late James Herman and Ruth Eulee Rogers Osborne.

She was an executive assistant at Riggs Bank in Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Bowman was a member of Manor Memorial United Methodist Church in New Market.

She was married Oct. 8, 1966 to Edward Roger Bowman, who survives.

Also surviving is a daughter, Kristin Bowman of Philadelphia, PA and a sister, Teresa Osborne of Atlanta, Ga.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Manor Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Stephen Proctor who officiated. Burial followed in Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Mt. Jackson.

Pallbearers were Walter Smyser, Craig Smyser, Bob Hughes, Richard Smyser, Joshua Smyser and Karl Esser.

The family received friends Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Robert A. Keller

Robert Anton Keller of Fisher, W.Va., passed away Feb. 11, 2016. He was the son of Anton and Trixana Vance Keller. He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Jo Miley Keller. Surviving are sons, Dr. Robert A. Keller II of New Market, Va., Chris Keller of Fisher, and Eric of Midland, Va., his wife, Teresa Webster of Needmore; their sons, Anton, William, and Christopher; and two great-granddaughters. Also surviving are nephew, Mike Michael of Odenton, Md., and nieces, Lisa Pratt of Moorefield and Laura Roth and Loria Helmick of Morgantown.

Bob was a 1947 graduate of Moorefield High School, where he played three sports. He joined the Moorefield American Legion Baseball Team and played from 1947 through 1961. He was twice awarded the Interstate League batting championship.

He was a Hardy County commissioner and served on the Rural Development Authority 34 years and board of directors of the Potomac Valley Transit Authority 32 years. He was a deacon, elder and trustee in the Moorefield Presbyterian Church.

Friends may sign the guestbook at Elmore Funeral Home anytime after 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at the Moorefield Presbyterian Church Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company or the Grant County Memorial Hospice.

Donnie R. Griffith

Donnie Ray Griffith, 62, of Front Royal, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 in his home.

A funeral service was held Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Pastor Cecilio Mitchell who officiated. Burial followed in Bennetts Chapel Cemetery.

Donnie was born Oct. 27, 1953 in Richlands, Virginia, the son of the late Robert Cecil Griffith and Thelma Ernestine Layne Griffith.

Donnie is survived by two daughters, Meshell Willingham of Front Royal and Dawn Griffith of Strasburg; a brother, Gary Griffith of Mineral; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Griffith; a brother, Darrell Griffith; a sister, Shelly James; and a grandson, Anthony Rush.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements by Maddox Funeral Home, Inc.

Patricia A. Hoomes

Patricia Ann “Pat” Hoomes, age 82, a resident of Strasburg, Va. passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Greenfield Senior Living in Strasburg, Va.
A memorial service for Mrs. Hoomes was conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 at Greenfield Senior Living, Strasburg, Va. Mrs. Hoomes will be laid to rest at Quantico National Cemetery. Triangle, Va. at a later date.

She was born in Washington DC on May 5, 1933 a daughter of the late George Arthur and Helen Julia Davis Lamont, Sr.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Dewey Hoomes, Jr. and a daughter, Christine Lee Hoomes.

Survivors include her children Mark Hoomes of Hedgesville, WV, Gayle Marie Harris and husband, Richard of Woodbridge, Va., and Barry Keith Hoomes and wife, Victoria of Springfield, Oh.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Nance Balzer of Winchester, Va. and a brother, George Lamont and wife Ginny of Strasburg, Va.; several nieces nephews and cousins.

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

Anna M. Manuel

Anna Mae Manuel, 81, of Winchester passed away surrounded by her loving family, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 in Winchester Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 10, 1935 in Winchester, the daughter of Haywood and Phyllis Riley Butler. She was married to Robert J. Manuel, Sr. for 49 years. Mr. Manuel preceded her in death.

Anna was a 1954 graduate of Handley High School and was an original member of the Diabetes Association of Winchester.

She is survived by her children, Robert Manuel, Jr. and his wife Kathy of Front Royal, Stephanie Taylor and her husband David of Strasburg, and Susan Manuel of West Virginia; seven grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

Her son, Haywood “Woody’’ Manuel and sister, June Adams are deceased.

A funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19 in the Phelps Funeral Chapel, 311 Hope Drive, Winchester officiated by Pastor Mike Grooms and Pastor Eric Farel. Interment will be private. Friends were received Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Anna loved flowers and in lieu of memorials, flower tributes are welcome to be sent to the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Winchester

Shelva F. Miller

Shelva Frances Miller, 78, of Maurertown passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center.

A graveside service was held Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Saumsville Christian Church Cemetery. Pastor Freddie Helsley who officiated.

Friends can stop or call at Shelva and George Miller's home anytime.

Shelva was born Jan. 6, 1938 in Woodstock, Virginia.

She was the daughter of the late Fred and Hazel Kibler Marston.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ Hamburg.

She is survived by her husband, George Miller; four sons, Gerald and Neal Kingree of Maurertown and Ivan and Dale F. Kingree of Woodstock; daughter, Michelle Wolfe of Woodstock; three brothers, Berlin Marston of Edinburg, Obed Marston of Harrisonburg, and Lawrence Marston of Woodstock; sister, Genevieve Poston of Woodstock; five granddaughters; six great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Billy Keckley, Rob Keller, Terry Kibler, Anthony Lineweaver, Bill Sibert, and Mark Wolfe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. John's UCC Memorial Fund, c/o Nancy Gochenour 496 Stout Rd. Edinburg, Virginia 22824.

The family requests that everyone dress casual.

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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 1918, 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; Carol Gibson (Lawrence) of Ashland Va.; four grandchildren; and six 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 will be held in Cedarwood Cemetery in Edinburg on Feb. 11, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

A reception will follow at the Edinburg Mill.

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

Daniel H. Nicholson

Daniel Harold Nicholson, 69, of Quicksburg, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home in Woodstock.

Burial will be private in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.

Mr. Nicholson was born Jan. 28, 1947 in Maryland, son of the late Melvin Lee Nicholson and Gladys Arehart Nicholson.

He is survived by two brothers, Rodney Nicholson of Edinburg and Robert Nicholson of Florida.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Skyline Terrace Nursing Home Patient Fund.

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Arrangements by Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Mary M. North

Mary Anna Mahoney North, 78, of Front Royal, Va., went to be with her husband Feb. 14, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. North was born Oct. 30, 1937 in Huntly, Va. to the late Noah H. and Florence V. Johnson Mahoney.

She was the loving wife of the late George Washington North Jr. until Dec. 25, 2013.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 19 at Chester Gap Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jimmy Burke officiating. Burial will be in the Williams Family Cemetery, Chester Gap, Va.
 A visitation was held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal.

She previously worked for MacRoyal Laundry, the Old Virginia Packing House and Harmony Hollow Orchard.

Her real passion was for her daughter and granddaughters as well as making the family's famous apple butter. She was a member of Chester Gap Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Pamela L. Williams; granddaughters Jennifer R. Williams and Wendy D. Williams, whom she helped raise, all of Front Royal; two sisters, Elizabeth Riley of Strasburg, Va. and Annie Walters of Browntown, Va.; brother, James Mahoney of Chester Gap; sister-in-law, Mabel Henderson of Front Royal; brother-in-law, Anderson North of Chester Gap; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved, including Arnold, Peanut, and Johnny, whom she helped raise.

She was predeceased by her brothers, George, Edward, Presley, Noah Sr., Marshall, Charles and Walter Sr.

Special thanks to Lorraine and J.B.

Pallbearers will be Roger Mahoney, Donald Mahoney, Arnold Williams, Buddy Mahoney, Michael A. Williams Jr. and Noah S. Mahoney Jr.  

Honorary pallbearers will be Maxie Cameron, Walter Mahoney Jr. and Anderson North.

Glenn M. Price, Sr.

Glenn Michael “Mike” Price, Sr., 57, of High View, West Virginia, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Price was born in 1958, in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Barbara A. and Donald E. Price.

He was a Veteran having served in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. Mr. Price earned the Parachute Badge, Expert Badge (M-16) and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

He was employed as a Construction Superintendent for over 25 years and a Zone Manager with WALMART for 5 years.

Mr. Price attended Hayfield Assembly of God Church.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and building models. He especially loved spending time with his family.

He married Lisa Annette Jones on Dec. 2, 1983, in Hollywood, Maryland.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Glenn M. Price, Jr. and wife, Tabatha, of Salem, West Virginia, Jonathan M. Price and wife, Cassie, of Strasburg, Virginia; grandchildren, Shannon, Caylee, Leah, Wyatt, Riley and Liam; his sister, Donna E. Lutman of Wardensville, West Virginia; and brothers, Gary M. Price, Sr. of St. Leonard, Maryland and Dwayne E. Price of Toms Brook, Virginia.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 6-8 p.m, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel with Pastor Don Stotler who officiated. Interment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hayfield Assembly of God Church, 5118 Northwestern Pike, Gore, Virginia 22637.

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Leslie A. Seal

Leslie Allen "Les" Seal, 80, of Stephens City, Virginia, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Seal was born in 1936 in Toms Brook, Virginia, the son of the late Alice and Roy Seal.

He was a graduate of Toms Brook High School.
Mr. Seal was a Veteran of the United States Air Force achieving the rank of Master Sergeant and retiring in 1978. He served during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Valley Bible Church in Stephens City, Virginia. Mr. Seal was a member of Gideon's International and supported many missionaries. He was very interested in computers and loved to travel.

He married Rachel Carper on Oct. 12, 2003, in Cross Junction, Virginia.

His first wife, Susan Hiroko Seal, preceded him in death on July 2, 2002.

Surviving with his wife are his daughters, Deborah Cheney and husband Marc of Winchester, Virginia, and Diana Smith and husband John of Tucson, Arizona; grandchildren John Smith, Julie Smith and Heidi Smith; step grandson, Lucas Thompson and three other step grandchildren; two step-daughters; a step-son; five step-great grandchildren; sister, Greta Luttrell of Woodstock, Virginia; and brother, Boyd Seal and wife Margo of Moses Lake, Washington.

The family received friends on Thursday, Feb. 18 2016 briefly before the service, at Valley Bible Church.

A funeral service was conducted on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Valley Bible Church with Pastor Calvin Lowder who officiated.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 or New Tribes Mission, 1000 E. First St., Sanford, Florida 32771.

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Michael D. Whittle

Michael D. “Mike” Whittle age 63, a resident of Strasburg, Va. passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at his residence.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. Whittle are incomplete at this time.

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