OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Shenandoah County


Teresa L. Arbogast


Teresa Louise Arbogast, Born May 28, 1962, Teresa left this world for a better home Feb. 13, 2016 in peace surrounded by her family at her home.


Teresa graduated from Strasburg High School in June 1980 and the College of William and Mary in May 1984.


She was employed at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in their human resources department.


She was predeceased by her father, Charles L. Arbogast of Toms Brook.


Surviving are her mother, Brenda Sager Hockman and husband Earl; brother, Russell Arbogast and wife Wendy; sister, Tammy Gray and husband Jerry; a step-mother, Sally Arbogast; step-sister, Teana Hockman; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.


Teresa loved her family, dance of any type and her pets.


A celebration of Teresa's life will be held at a later date at Lebanon Lutheran Church.


Memorials may be sent to Carilion Clinic Hospice, 1615 Franklin Rd., Roanoke, Va. 24016-5208.





Anna Breeden


Anna "Sue" Breeden, 88, of Strasburg, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at her residence surrounded by friends and relatives.


Mrs. Breeden was born in 1927 in Winchester, Virginia, the daughter of the late Douglas D. and Mattie H. Stickley Sr.


She was a graduate of Handley High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.


Anna attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, and was a former member of the Women of the Winchester Moose and the Antique Car Club of Winchester.


Anna married Charles R. Breeden Sr. on Jan. 31, 1947 in Winchester, Virginia. He preceded her in death on December 27, 2004.


Anna is survived by her sons, Charles R. Breeden Jr. and wife Mary, Douglas D. Breeden and wife Terry, and Jeffrey A. Breeden, all of Winchester, Virginia; daughter-in-law, Nancy Breeden of Richmond, Virginia; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gerald "Jerry" W. Stickley and wife Elsie of Winchester, Virginia.


In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a son, L. Michael Breeden; a brother, Douglas D. Stickley Jr. and his wife Madeline; and a grandson, Darnell E. Breeden.


The family received friends at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 from 6 until 8 p.m.


A graveside service was conducted on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Shenandoah Memorial Park.


Memorial contributions may be made in Anna's memory to Belle Grove National Historic Trust Foundation, P. O. Box 537, Middletown, Va. 22645.


Please view obituaries and tribute wall at http://www.ompsfuneralhome.com





Reba H. Bryant


Reba Regina Higgs Bryant, 95, of Strasburg, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock.


A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stover Memorial Chapel with Rev. Linda Harding officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg.


Mrs. Bryant was born Aug. 31, 1920 in Strasburg, a daughter of the late Cletus Arthur and Roberta Beeler Higgs.


She was a lifelong member of the Strasburg Christian Church and was a former deacon and communion attendant.


She retired from the Central Telephone Company in Charlottesville as a manager after many years of service.


She was the wife of the late William K. Bryant Sr.


She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.


Surviving are her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Beeler, Mr. Nile Beeler, Dr. and Mrs. William Wade, and Mr. Leo Fogg.


Memorials may be made to the Strasburg Christian Church, 165 High St., Strasburg, Va. 22657.


Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg is in charge of arrangements.



Tamela M. Curry


A memorial service for Tamela "Tammy" Miller Curry, who passed away Feb. 3, 2016, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at Meadow Mills Church of the Brethren in Middletown.



Raymond P. Daugherty Sr.


Raymond Preston Daugherty Sr., 98, of Mathias, WV, died Feb. 17, 2016 at his residence.


He was born Nov. 25, 1917 in Landgraff, WV and was a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Cora Lee Williams Daugherty.


On Sept. 3, 1938 he married the former Lacey Lane Jenkins, who preceded him in death July 18, 2000.


Raymond graduated from Welch WV High School in 1934 and served in the U.S. Army.


He was a member of Jenkins Chapel United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday School teacher and superintendent, and financial and hardy charge secretary.


He was a past member of Mathias Ruritan Club, and Mathias School PTA.


He was a loyal fan of the WVU Mountaineers.


He served five years in Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Hardy during building of Lost River State Park. He served as company clerk, senior leader and technical service clerk in the Department of Interior Park Office.


He was employed five years at Naval Supply Depot, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, VA as clerk typist and traffic clerk.


He worked for Rockingham Poultry Marketing Cooperative, Broadway, Va. as comptroller and office manager for 35 years, retiring Jan. 31, 1981.


After retirement, Raymond published four books: "Tall Tales But True," "Blunders And Blessings - 84 Years of Memories, "and "The CCC And Me."
He maintained membership in the Lost River Artisans Craft Cooperative, the CCC Legacy and Museum at Camp Edinburg, Va., and the CCC West Virginia Museum at Quiet Dell, WV. He was inducted into the WV CCC Hall of Fame on April 26, 2014.


Surviving are four daughters, Carolyn Combs and husband Arnold of Mathias, WV, Catherine Willingham and husband Paul of Mathias, Connie Wood and husband John Allen of Mathias, Ramona Daugherty of Woodstock; one son, Raymond Daugherty Jr. and wife Pat of Myersville, Md.; granddaughters, Kelly Moran, Angela Tavares, Tiffany Munn and Sherri Neilson; great granddaughter, Danielle Funkhouser; great grandsons, Curtis Moran, Brent Moran, and Gabriel Munn; and one sister, Marjorie Toole of Norfolk.


He was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph and Robert Daugherty; and three infant siblings.


Revs. Kelly Simmons and Joel Thornton conducted a funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jenkins Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Jenkins Chapel Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.


Memorial contributions may be made to Jenkins Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Brian Miller, 338 Copper Drive, Broadway, VA 22815 or Mathias-Baker Fire Department, P.O. Box 59, Mathias, WV 26812.
Online condolences may be left for the family atwww.grandlefuneralhome.com.
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Ronald L. Davis


Ronald Lee Davis, 83, of Maurertown, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at his home. A graveside service was held Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock. Mr. Freddie Franklin officiated.

Mr. Davis was born July 29, 1932 in Winchester, son of the late Raymond T. Davis and Pauline B. Fogle Davis. He was a graduate of Woodstock High School and an Army veteran. He was formerly employed with Blue Bell/ Wrangler for 40 years. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Johnny, Calvin and Chester Davis.

He is survived by his companion of 40 years, Virginia McInturff of Maurertown; two sons, Darrin Davis and wife Cindy of Maurertown and Kevin McInturff and wife Heather of Mechanicsville; two sisters, Pat Hancock of Grottoes and Dianne Franklin of White Post; four brothers, Richard Davis of Edinburg, Gerald Davis of Toms Brook, Eddie Davis of Ranson, WV and Wayne Davis of Stephenson; two grandchildren and one step grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the home of Ronnie and Ginny at any time.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Toms Brook or Woodstock Fire Departments.



Jean M. Diaz


Mrs. Jean Elizabeth McRae Diaz, 82, of New Market, passed away Friday morning at her home.

She was born June 19, 1933, at Kings Mountain, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Alan and Lillian Elizabeth Gamble McRae.

She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Mary and Bright Dixon Ratterree.

Mrs. Diaz was a retired schoolteacher and was employed at Ashby Lee Elementary School as a reading specialist. She was a member of the Manor Memorial United Methodist Church in New Market.

For 56 years, she was married to the late Dr. Ernest Diaz, who died July 2, 2010.

Mrs. Diaz is survived by her son, David Diaz and his wife, Pam, of New Market; a daughter, Margaret Elaine Augustine and her husband, Joe, of Lilburn, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Ryan Augustine, Danielle Augustine, Alexis Diaz and Drew Diaz.

Services will be private.

Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market will be handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



Cynthia L. Foster


Cynthia Lea Foster, 55, of Winchester, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Blue Ridge Hospice In-Patient Care Center.


Cindy was born Sept. 22, 1960 in Winchester; the daughter of the late Garland E. Foster and Ruth V. Elliott Foster. She was a member of Woodstock Presbyterian Church.


She is survived by one brother, Larris J. Kerns of Timberville, Va.; five sisters, Joyce A. Kerns and Susan K. Newlin and her husband Roger all of Gore, Va., Debbie Helmick and her husband Tommy of Winchester, Va., and Alice E. Merritt and her husband Toby of Clear Brook Va.; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews and one great great nephew.


The family received friends on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester.


A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olive United Methodist Church with Evangelist Roy D. Riley officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Church Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 23060-9979 and The American Cancer Society, 2654 Valley Ave. Suite B, Winchester, Va. 22601.



Claude F. Funkhouser


Claude Franklin Funkhouser, 89, passed away Feb. 21, 2016, at Life Care Center of New Market. Claude was born June 28, 1926, in Shenandoah County and was the son of the late John and Minnie Markley Funkhouser.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII serving from 1944-46.

Mr. Funkhouser worked in the poultry industry as a supervisor at several poultry companies and retired from Shenandoah Valley Poultry. In his pastime, he enjoyed hunting with his grandson and fishing with his granddaughter. He was a member of Peoples Baptist Church.

On Nov. 1, 1949, he married Viola Catherine Wimer, who preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 2005. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Koch, and brothers, Melvin and Richard Funkhouser.

Mr. Funkhouser is survived by his daughter, Barbara Ann Pence and husband, Millard, of Singers Glen; his granddaughter, Lisa Chappell and husband, J.D., of Broadway; his grandson, Eric Pence and wife, Nicole, of Bristow; great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Jacob Pence of Bristow; and sister, Betty Richards of Basye. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Richard Forsythe will conduct a funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Peoples Baptist Church in Penn Laird. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends and family Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rockingham/ Harrisonburg SPCA, P.O. Box 413, Harrisonburg, Va. 22803, or to Cat’s Cradle, P.O. Box 2128, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.



Ruby D. Hawkins


Ruby Dellinger Hawkins, 92, of Edinburg, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18 2016 at Greenfield Senior Living in Woodstock.


The funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at Christ United Church of Christ in Conicville. Pastors Tom Arner and Don Smith officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Mrs. Hawkins was born Jan. 8, 1924 in Conicville, daughter of the late Mantonia Dellinger and Gertie Mumaw Dellinger.


She graduated from Triplett High School in Mt. Jackson in 1941 and Palmer's Business College in Woodstock in 1943.


She joined the church Oct.1, 1934 at the age of 10 years old and was a gifted organist and pianist who used her talents to share her love for music, playing the organ and piano and was choir director for 75 years.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of Christ U.C.C. in Conicville and served on the consistory, served several years as secretary and was a Sunday School teacher. She was a charter member of the Church Women's Guild and served in different offices and was treasurer for 54 years.


She was a member of the 4-H, Edinburg VFW and Conicville Home Demonstration Club.


She worked at American Viscose Plant in Front Royal, Woodstock Coat Manufacturing, Bowman Apple Products for 20 years and retired from Woodstock Aileen Inc. after 22 years in 1995.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Hawkins Sr., who passed away on June 8, 1973 at the age of 48; sister, Goldie Tisinger; and three brothers, Marvin T. Dellinger, Clyde E. Dellinger and Marshall Dellinger, who was killed in World War II.


Ruby is survived by her sons and daughter, Robert D. Hawkins Jr. and wife Rosa of Winchester, Brenda H. Hiner and husband Douglas of Mt. Sidney, and Donald E. Dellinger and wife Linda of Edinburg; sister, Shirley Leake of Woodstock; foster brother, Wayne Wetzel and wife Helen of Woodstock; seven grandchildren, Darcy Dellinger and wife Melissa, Denise Dellinger and husband Timothy, Travis Dellinger and wife Rania, Natalie R. Hiner, Valeria A. Hiner, Nicole H. Phenneger and Jenna M. Hawkins; five great grandchildren, Brice Dellinger, Phoenix Dellinger, Dalton Robinson, Ethan Dellinger and Forrest Dellinger; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Darcy Dellinger, Travis Dellinger, Ethan Dellinger, Forrest Dellinger, Timothy Dellinger and Dalton Robinson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Ross and Donald Tisinger.


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


Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 968, Mt. Jackson, Va. 22842 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, Va. 22601.


Ruby loved her Church Family and Friends. She was always willing to help. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.


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



Donald L. Kimble


Donald Lee Kimble, 59, of Berkeley Springs, WV, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, WV.


A funeral service was conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Rev. Deanna Boynton officiated. Burial followed in St. Stephens Cemetery with military honors by Shenandoah American Legion Post No. 77, Strasburg.


Mr. Kimble was born Aug. 3, 1956 in Petersburg, WV, a son of the late Walter Luzier and Annabelle Ours Kimble.


He served in the United States Marines, and was a member of Berkeley Springs Moose Lodge No. 1483, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and VFW, both of Berkeley Springs, WV.


Surviving are his son, Donald L. Kimble II of Petersburg, WV; a special step-son, Earl Grove of Berkeley Springs, WV; and his siblings, Nancy Cosner of Moorefield, WV, Rose Getts of Martinsburg, WV, Walter Kimble and wife Loretta of Star Tannery, Va., Jacob Kimble of Burlington, WV, Mary Kimble of Martinsburg, WV, Frank Kimble of Winchester, Va., Juanita Neff and husband Donnie of Strasburg, Va., Helen Everly and husband Carroll of Bunker Hill, WV, and Richard Kimble and wife Maria of Winchester, Va.


He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Henry Kimble.


Pallbearers were Timmy Neff, Kevin Neff, Derick Getts, Chris Conaway, Walter Getts, and Richard Kimble.


Memorials may be made to Donald Kimble II, 4 Short Avenue, Apt. A, Petersburg, WV 26847.


Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg is in charge of arrangements.



Gail G. Mann


Gail Graham Mann, 81, of Purcellville, Virginia, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 in Winchester, Virginia.

Mrs. Mann was born Feb. 28, 1934 in Loudoun County, Virginia, daughter of the late Samuel Graham and Frances Ballenger Graham.

She was a school bus driver for 42 years with Loudoun County Public Schools.

Her husband, Walton Willis Mann, preceded her in death.

She is survived by three daughters, Beverly Beach (Tommy) of Upperville, VA, Gwen Lantz of Farmington Hills, Mi. and Donna Noble (Mike) of Middletown, Va.; three sons, Hunter Kelley (Vickie) and Sam Kelley, both of Purcellville, Va. and Glenn Kelley (Ann) of Weems, Va.; two sisters, Nancy Dillon of Philomont, Va. and Barbara Graham of Purcellville, Va.; 13 grandchildren, Bryant Beach, Jeff Lantz, Danielle Rohlfs, Jacqueline Williams, Erica Miller, Shawn Skaggs, Nicole Warren, Bethany Morrell, Nicklaus Kelley, Lindsay Kelley, Emily Kelley, Jack Kelley and Patrick Kelley; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held 2 p. m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville, Va. with Rev. Ralph Buddenhagen officiating. Burial will follow in Loudoun Ebenezer Cemetery, Bloomfield, Va.

Pallbearers were Bryant Beach, Jeff Lantz, Shawn Skaggs, Nicklaus Kelley, Jack Kelley and Patrick Kelley.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p. m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bluemont United Methodist Church, P O Box 255, Bluemont, Va. 20135.



Linda D. Mays


Linda Diane Mays, 53, of Edinburg, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at her daughter's residence.


She was born April 19, 1962 in Camp Pendleton, Ca.


Linda was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Mays.


Linda is survived by her parents, Franklin and Maridell (Pettigrew) Mays of Edinburg; two daughters, Christina Polk of Edinburg and Shannon Foreman of San Francisco; one sister, Amanda Mullins of Edinburg; four brothers, Richard Mays of Attica, NY, Frank Mays Jr. of Jacksonville, NC, Michael Mays of Edinburg, and Jeff Mays of Mt. Jackson; and three grandchildren.


A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 in Mt. Jackson Cemetery with Pastor Steve Wood who officiated.


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


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




Myrtle W. Nesselrodt


Myrtle Virginia Whetzel Nesselrodt, 98, of Keezletown, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Timberville.

She was a daughter of the late Earl and Bertha Hose Whetzel and was born June 11, 1917, in West Virginia.

Myrtle was married to Berlin James Nesselrodt Sr. in 1935, and he preceded her in death in 1998.

She was also preceded in death by three sons, Richard “Dick” Nesselrodt, Berlin Nesselrodt Jr. and Winston Nesselrodt; a brother, Russell Whetzel; a sister, Margerite Glass; and two grandchildren, Tracy Nesselrodt and William Burtner.

Myrtle grew up in Woodstock, and following their marriage in West Virginia, she and Berlin moved to the Valley and eventually settled in Keezletown. She loved her family and provided as hardworking homemaker, gardener and farmer’s wife. She had been employed with Rockingham Memorial Hospital and was a seamstress with Metro Pants Co. and Sancar. Myrtle was a strong woman of faith and enjoyed her church family at Bethel-Keezletown Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are her son, Eugene “Donnie” Nesselrodt and friend, Mildred Derrer, of Keezletown; daughters, Juanita Burtner of Keezletown and Judy Wolfe and husband, Robert, of Timberville; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. William Staton conducted a funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Interment followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.



Louis C. Page Jr.


Louis Covington Page Jr., 88, of Broadway, died Feb. 19, 2016, in Sentara RMH Medical Center. He was born Jan. 28, 1928, at Morningside Hospital, Tulsa, Okla., and was a son to the late Louis Covington and Rena Mae Brockman Page.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1949 to 1976 rising to the rank of captain. A highly decorated fighter pilot, squadron and air wing commander, he shot down the first MiG in Vietnam and later was the commanding officer of the USS Santa Barbara (AE-28) and the USS Saratoga (CV-60). Following his distinguished career in the U.S. Navy, he moved to the Shenandoah Valley, where he fell in love with the land and the people. He spent many years working in Bowman Apple Products, retiring as the general manager. He then entered into business with his partner and best friend, Richard Cullers.

On March 21, 1981, he married the love of his life, the former Nancy Lee Proctor, who survives.

Also surviving are his son, Michael Brockman Page and wife, America; stepson, Marvin Leroy Polk III and wife, Vicki; daughters, Patricia Ann Page Gober and husband, Gordon, Robin Margaret Page Gehlsen; 10 grandchildren; brother, David Allan Page and wife, Nancy, and sister, Patricia Rose Maidt and husband, Albert. He was preceded by his longtime companion and ever-faithful dog, Sam.

Pastor Kirk Shipley conducted a memorial service Thursday at 1 p.m. at Rader Lutheran Church in Timberville followed by a graveside service with military honors provided by Dayton American Legion Post 27 at the Mount Jackson Cemetery in Mount Jackson. The family received friends following the graveside service back at the church.

Friends may call at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway anytime.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rader Luther Church, P.O. Box 1123, Timberville, Va. 22853, or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Ks. 66675.

Online condolences may be left for the family atwww.grandlefuneralhome.com.



Rachel F. Ramirez


Rachel Feathers Ramirez, 75, a resident of Toms Brook, Va., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock.


A funeral service for Mrs. Ramirez was conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at Stover Memorial Chapel with Rev. Sherry Waddell who officiated. Burial followed in St. Stephens Cemetery.


She was born in Strasburg, Va. on Oct. 17, 1940, daughter of the late Kenneth National and Louise Virginia Middleton Feathers.


She was a former employee of Johns Manville Corp.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two children, Dale Stewart Orebaugh and Sandra K. Campbell.


Survivors include her siblings, Granville L. Feathers of Stephens City, Va., Nancy A. Thomas of Strasburg, Va., Earl K. Feathers of Salem, Va., Jeanette Sheridan of Arkansas and Ethel M. Showman of Woodstock, Va.; son-in-law, Tim Campbell and a daughter-in-law, Connie Orebaugh, both of Mt. Jackson, Va.; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home on Friday one hour prior to the service.


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 Mr. Ramirez.




Thomas A. Reiss


Thomas Alfred Reiss, 60, of Luray, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.

The family received friends at New Market Seventh-day Adventist on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 from 12:30 until 2 p.m. with the funeral service following.

Memorial contributions may be made to Luray Rescue Squad or New Market Adventist Church in his memory.

Arrangements are by Bradley Funeral Home Inc. in Luray.



Carl W. Sprague


Carl W. Sprague, 94 of Winchester and formerly of Woodstock Va. and Westboro Ma. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at Westminster Canterbury. Service and burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

He was the son of the late Carl C. and May Spokesfield Sprague of Westboro Ma. And also was preceded in death by his wife, Hanora Nicholas Sprague and his former wife, Jean Sprague; a daughter, Diane V. Bagley; a sister, Marion Zuretti and a nephew, David Zuretti.

His education included, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, BBA and MA at Jackson College in Honolulu Hawaii, Military Schools, Academic Instructors School, Air Tactical School, Air Command and Staff School, and Air War College.

After retiring from the Air Force he owned and operated a Ladies Dress Shop for seven years, then a Franchise with General Business Services for seven years — all in the Washington area.

Carl was born March 20, 1921 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1940. Aviation Cadet (Pilot) Class 42D Columbus Ms. He joined 81st Bomb Squadron in May 1942 and flew co-pilot to Egypt July 1942. He participated in 41 combat missions. He returned to the U.S. in May 1943. He instructed B-25 at Greenville, S.C. until September 1943. He was then sent to B-17 Instructor School, Columbus AFB, Ohio. Then he instructed the B-17 at Avon Park, Florida until December 1944. He returned to ETO Italy and the 428th Bomb Squadron, 310th Bomb Group at Corsica for a second tour in B-25s. He flew 25 missions as a group leader then flew the B-25 to Hunter AFB, Ga. and separated August 1945 at Ft. Devens Ma.

As a civilian he was a flight instructor and then flew DC-3 for Pan American Airways, Latin American Division, Miami until he was recalled by Army Air Corps in February 1947. Assigned to 62nd Troop Carrier Group, C-82 at Bergstrom AFB, Tx., then McChord AFB, Wa. He spent winters in Alaska in 1947 and 1948 supporting the Army from Ft. Lewis on winter maneuvers. He dropped hay on Operation HayLift, January 1949 in Nv. He was assigned to C-54 school Great Falls, Mt., then to Berlin Airlift. Then he spent 1950 to 1959 in MATS flying C-47 in Athens, Greece, flying the C-74, C-54, and C-124 at Brookley AFB, Al. on the Atlantic routes and then the C -124 in Hawaii on the Pacific routes. From 1959-1962 he was Associate Professor Air Science AFROTC, Amherst Ma. Then he was transferred to the Pentagon Air Staff, Plans Division 1962 to 1965, then to Joint Staff JCS in Directorate of Logistics. He retired in 1969 as Lt. Colonel from Andrews AFB, Md. His decorations included the, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, with nine Oak Leaf Clusters, and Legion Merit.

Carl is survived by his loving daughter, Carolyn “Dickens” Rosenberry and companion Jim McDowell of Jupiter, Fl.; 16 nieces and nephews; 29 grand nieces and nephews including a very close and dear grandnephew, Paul Guzzi and wife Christine of Millis Ma.; a very special friend since first grade, Norman Bowman of Westboro Ma. And many dear and loyal friends especially in Woodstock, Va. and Westminster-Canterbury of Winchester, Va.

Memorial donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka Ks. 66675 or the Woodstock Rescue Squad P.O. Box 221 Woodstock, Virginia 22664.



John Turley, Jr.


John Turley, Jr.,(Jack) age 75 of Basye, Virginia, died Sunday Feb. 21, 2016 at his home at Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, with his beloved wife by his side.

Born May 28, 1940 in Cumberland, Maryland. He was the son of John Turley, Sr. and Vivian L. Weimer Turley. He married Patricia Ann Linaburg on Sept. 12, 1964. He is survived by his wife Patricia, daughter, Debra L. Turley, son, Brian Keith Turley, and a granddaughter Denise Ashley Johnson.

Graduated from Frostburg State University in 1962 with a BS in Mathematics and Teaching with minors in Physics and Chemistry.

Retired 1990 as a Commander in the US Navy after 28 years (1963-1990) of service. His last tour of duty was on the Battle Staff, President of the United States, President George Bush (dad Bush). Key assignments included Operations Officer Military Sealift Command (MSC) controlling over 300 ships, Engineering officer of a USN aircraft carrier, CINCPACFLT Logistic Command where he developed and implemented operational and maintenance plans for the Navy’s Rapid Deployment Force, four tours in Vietnam and Operations, Weapons and Maintenance advisor to the South Korean Navy. He spent most of his time at sea on destroyers (Tincans).

Spent 8 years (1990-1998) as Deputy Director of Security with The International Monetary Fund (IMF) planning and coordinating the security for VIP visits for Heads of State and other Ministers.

Spent 2 years (1999-2000) as deputy Director of Security at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing revamping the security system and installing over 500 cameras and establishing a Security Operations Command and Monitoring Center.

Jack was a member of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 936, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2447 and American Legion Post 199.

He was a member of the Basye/Bryce Mountain Lions Club, SAHMSU board, was President of the Sky Bryce Home Owners Association and a member of Bryce Resort. He volunteered and served as Disaster Chairman of the Shenandoah Chapter of the American Red Cross serving Shenandoah & Page Counties.

He loved living at Bryce Resort and being part of such a close community and enjoyed volunteering for everything and anything. He loved coordinating golf, bowling, and Virginia football games.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Friends were received Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Mt. Jackson. The family received friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Adams Family Funeral Home in Cumberland, Md.

Committal will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery in Flintstone, Md. with Chaplin Bob Lloyd officiating. Military Honors will be accorded at the Cemetery by Post # 13 Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Basye Bryce Mountain Lion’s Club.



Virginia S. Waddell


Virginia Lee Seekford Waddell, 82, of Salem and formerly of New Market, passed away Feb. 17, 2016 at the Friendship Health and Rehab Center in Roanoke.


A service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodás Chapel Independent Bible Church, New Market. Burial followed in Emmanuel Cemetery, New Market.


Arrangements are being handled by Theis Funeral Chapel, New Market.



Annie W. Walters


Annie Virginia Mahoney Williams Walters, 84, of Browntown, passed away on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at the Lynn Care Center surrounded by her loving family.


A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Normoyle. Interment will follow in the Panorama Memorial Gardens at Waterlick.


Mrs. Walters was born on June 21, 1931 in Rappahannock County, daughter of the late Noah Harrison Mahoney and Florence Virginia Johnson Mahoney.


She retired after many years from Old Virginia Packing.


Mrs. Walters was preceded in death by her first husband, Noah Samuel Williams; her second husband, Lonzy Lee Walters; two children, John Lee Walters Sr. and Mary Helen Williams; two grandchildren, Christopher Walters and Tabitha Mahoney; seven brothers, George, Edward, John, Marshall, Charles, Walter, and Noah Mahoney; and one sister, Mary Anna North.


Surviving are a son, Arnold D. Williams and wife Deloris of Bentonville; one daughter, Brucie "Peanut" Jenkins and husband Bobby of Browntown; one brother, James R. Mahoney of Chester Gap; one sister, Elizabeth Riley of Strasburg; two sisters-in-law, Helen Foster of Chester Gap and Geraldine Mahoney of Bentonville; eight grandchildren Vicky, Missy, Tanya, Randy, Shelly, Stephanie, Amanda, and John Jr.; 17 great grandchildren, Ashley, Jeffrey, Justin, Zachary, Jeremy, Robin, Toby, Gillian, Caleb, Haley, Angel, Trent, Caleb, Landen, Chris, Grace, and Graycie; one great great granddaughter, Madilyn Rose; Junior Foster of Harrisonburg, whom he thought of as a second mother; and several nieces and nephews.


Pallbearers will be Randy Walters, Glenn Mahoney, Rob Dowler, Jesse Harmon, Walter Mahoney Jr., and Richie Mahoney.


Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


The family received friends on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


The family invites all to the Chester Gap Fire Hall for a time of food and fellowship following the service.


Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal.



Michael D. Whittle


Michael Dorsey "Mike" Whittle 63, a resident of Strasburg, Va., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at his residence.


A funeral mass for Mr. Whittle was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Woodstock, Va. with Father Michael Dobbins who officiated.


He was born in Winchester, Va. on Nov. 26, 1952, a son of Edward Dorsey Whittle and the late Mary Ellen Wyatt Whittle.


He was a 1971 graduate of James Wood High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Richmond.


He was a former Little League coach where he coached both his sons in basketball and baseball. He served 12 years on the Advisory Board of the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation.
 He was a board member and former treasurer with the Strasburg Express Baseball Team and in 2016 he was inducted into the P. Wendell Dick Athletic Hall of Fame of James Wood High School.


Mr. Whittle was an employee of 40 years with Ashworth Bros. Inc. in Winchester, Va.


Mike was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a brother, Philip S. Whittle.


Survivors include his father, Edward D. Whittle of Winchester, Va.; loving wife, Debbie N. Whittle of Strasburg, Va.; his beloved children, Michael Scott and wife Cheryl of Woodstock, Va., and Jeffrey Daniel Whittle of Charleston, SC; one grandchild, Paul Bradford and wife Mandy; his siblings, Mark Whittle and wife Cindy of Stephens City, Va. and Terry Whittle of Winchester, Va.; sisters- in-law, Barbara Kelly and husband Stan, Erin Langley and husband Bob; a brother-in-law, Jay Neal and wife Tina; and nephews and nieces, Ryan, Kirk, Phil, Kelly, Katie, Kristie, David, Erin, Raven, Matthew, and Parker.


Pallbearers were Jimmy Barton, Donnie Barton, Joe Bowen, Andrew Keller, Roy Lowry, John O'Brien, Ryan Whittle and Kirk Whittle.


The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.


Memorials may be made to the ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007 or the Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 620, Strasburg, Va. 22657.


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 Mr. Whittle.




Nolan P. Wright


Nolan Parker Wright, 12, of Winchester, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at University of Virginia Medical Center.


Nolan was born March 31, 2003 in Winchester; the son of Lisa Marie Ray of Winchester and Anthony J. and Amanda N. Wright of Middletown.

He was a student at Frederick County Middle School.


Along with his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Isabelita Wright and Natalie Wright both of Front Royal; his brothers, Ethan Wright of Winchester and Keaton Wright of Middletown; his paternal grandfather, Roger Dennis Wright of Middletown; and his maternal grandmother, Helen Sue Ray of Stephens City.


The family received friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester.


A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Winchester Church of God.


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