Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Marcia B. Baylis

Marcia Maria Bergey Baylis, 70, of Winchester, Virginia, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Winchester Medical Center.

Mrs. Baylis was born in 1945, in Woodstock, Virginia, the daughter of the late Marvel and Robert H. Bergey.

She was a 1964 graduate of Strasburg High School where she was a cheerleader and homecoming queen. Marcia was passionate about pageantry and was named Ms. Shenandoah County Fair in 1965. After graduation, she attended Marion College in Marion, Virginia. She was later employed in various medical practices in Winchester.

Marcia was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an outgoing individual who can be forever remembered for her love of faith, family, friends and who never met a stranger. She was passionate about interior design, shopping, dining with friends, love of nature and the outdoors. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She married Edward Lee Baylis on Nov. 25, 1983, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg by Pastor William Hall.

Surviving with her husband is her daughter, Sophia Stout and her husband, Tony, of Columbus, Ohio; step-daughters, Lisa Beach and her husband, Ray, of Pooler, Georgia; Vicki Buswell of Augusta, West Virginia; four grandchildren; Hunter W. Stout, Heather M. Stout, Hannah A. Stout and Jonathan E. Buswell; her sister, Beverly Bergey Boyer and her husband, Jack, of Strasburg; her brothers, Robert U. Bergey and his wife, Claudette, of Waynesboro, Virginia and Roger H. Bergey and his wife, Pamela of Harrisonburg, Virginia as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Marcia was preceded in death by two brothers, Mervin Ard and John Peter Bergey.

A memorial service was conducted at 10 a.m on Saturday March 5, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Virginia with Pastor Bill Nabers and Pastor William Hall who officiated. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to CCFA Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Greater Washington D.C./Virginia Area, 11900 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Md., 20852 or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 156 West Washington Street, Strasburg, Virginia, 22657.

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Nannie S. Bowman

Nannie Rebecca Seal Bowman, of Edinburg, Va., passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Washington Hospital.
 She entered into her heavenly home and into the waiting arms of Jesus and all her loved ones who had gone on before.

The funeral will be held Friday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Reverends William Fitchett and Earl Painter will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.

Nannie was born Feb. 2, 1932 in Shenandoah County, daughter of the late Jonie Seal and Kathryn George Seal.

She was the wife of the late Harold L. Bowman.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Bowman Huffman; brothers, Ray, Calvin and Garland Seal; and sisters, Shirley Fadely and Carolyn Miller.

She is survived by her son, Gerald L. Bowman and wife Renee of Winchester; granddaughters, Emily MacDowell and husband Colin and Lindsey Huffman and fiance Matt Eaton Jr., all of Woodstock and Katie Bowman of Stephen City; great granddaughters, Kali, Aubrey and Ashlyn; sisters, Louise Arigot of Hillsdale, NJ and Fay Neff and husband Floyd of Woodstock; brother-in-law, Dean Fadely of Woodstock; and many nieces and nephews.

Nannie was a homemaker, but she had worked at Blue Bell, Bowmans Apple Sauce Plant, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and the Virginia Truck Stop.

She was a lifetime member of the Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren. She met and loved many people and led some of her friends to the Lord. She had a smile for everyone she met and befriended many strangers and spoke of the Lord to them.

Pallbearers will be Doug Doman Jr., William "Buster" Doman, Dean Fadely, Brian Doman, Kevin Crites and Robert Crites.

The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren, 20910 Senedo Road, Edinburg, Virginia 22824.

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Shirley H. Bowman

Shirley Joan High Bowman, of Strasburg, went to sleep with the Lord on March 1, 2016 at Blue Ridge Hospice.

She was born Nov. 1, 1927 in Altoona, Pa. to her late parents James and Mae High.

She held a Masters Degree in Education from Eastern Mennonite University and taught to the age of 79.

On June 28, 1953 she married Samuel Brittain Bowman Jr., who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Bowman raised five children, Janis (Steve) Young, Sheryl (Terry) Belford, Lora Bowman Walburn, Judi (Robert) Rissler, and Greg (Gail) Bowman; and two step children, Carol Singer and Edward Bowman. She is also survived by grandchildren, Monica, Richard, Jennifer, Edward Jr., Loren, Dorian, Stephen, Sabrina, Clint, Emily, Harmony, Miranda, Blaire, Ben, Brittny, Kayla, Nicholas, and Mary; 19 great grandchildren; and her sister, Delores Quirin.

Preceding her in death were brother, Albert High; and sisters, Thelma Ruffner, Arlene High and Florine Hite.

Family received friends on March 8, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Winchester SDA Church, 1508 Valley Ave.

A private family service will be conducted in Shenandoah Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, Va. 22601.

John L. Costello

John Lee Costello, 72, of Strasburg, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at his home.

A graveside service was be conducted at 11 a.m. March 5, 2016 in Union Cemetery, 12930 Lutheran Church Road, Lovettsville, Virginia with Rev. Roland England who officiated.

He was born April 17, 1943 in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Charles Clyde and Celia Coe Anderson Costello.

He was a retired construction worker and the husband of the late Marlita Sneed Costello.

Surviving are a niece, Stephanie Sieber, and two nephews, Branden Wood and Ryan Wood.

Arrangements by Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Strasburg.

Berlin L. Dove

Berlin Lee Dove, 72, of Criders, died March 5, 2016, at the Consulate Health Care in Woodstock.

He was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Criders and was the son of the late Brosie Lee and Viola Mae Combs Dove.

He worked at Wampler Longacre and was a member of Damascus Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his fiance, Janet Sager of Criders; sisters, Rosetta “Rose” Moyers of Timberville and Lou Emma Turner of Rockingham; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Sherwood Combs.

Pastors Frank Tusing and William Staton conducted a funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Damascus Church of the Brethren in Criders. Burial was at the Caplinger Cemetery.

The family received friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

At the family’s request, memorial contributions may be made to the Grandle Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses, P.O. Box 114, Broadway, VA 22815.

Online condolences may be sent to the family

Alice F. Farrell

Alice Faye (Pearson) Farrell, 74, of Great Mills, Maryland, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Hospice House in Callaway, Maryland.

Alice was born in Front Royal, Virginia to William Fred Pearson Sr. and Alice Rebecca Boyer on Oct. 3, 1941.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Alice Pearson; a brother, William Fred "Freddie" Pearson Jr.; a sister, Doris Ann Myers; a brother-in-law, William "Bill" Myers; a niece, Rebecca "Becky" Vifquain; a nephew, J.T. McMinis; a nephew-in-law, David "Dave" Cresswell; and, her granddaughter, Kathleen Louise Schuster, whose ashes will also be buried with her.

Alice is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Carla and Patrick Stanley Jr. of Lexington Park, Maryland and Crystal and Ronald Williamson of Front Royal, Virginia; as well as her ex-husband/ friend, Carl Farrell Jr. of Maysville, West Virginia.
 She is also survived by her grandchildren, Todd Christopher Stanley and his fiance Jessica Lyn Wallen, Amy Elizabeth Stanley, Jacob Brady Schuster, Rebecca Lyn Schuster, and Emma Lyn Stanley. Along with her surviving immediate family she has four sisters and one sister-in-law, Nancy McMinis, Evelyn Licklider, Kay Dennison, Sue Krause, and Faye Pearson.

Over the years, she held several jobs working in the public. The latest job being a sales associate at Wal-Mart, where she held many positions since its opening in California, Maryland.

Alice was a true lady who would do anything for those she loved. She always put her family first and she loved her grandchildren dearly. She especially enjoyed spoiling Emma and loved just being around her. Emma could always put a big smile on her face.
 Next to her family, one of her favorite hobbies was shopping where she could always find the best bargains.

Funeral service will be held at the Leonardtown Church of the Nazarene located at 22730 Washington Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 on Friday, March 11, 2016, at 12 p.m. with Pastor Paul MacPherson officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be at 11 a.m.
 A reception will follow after the service at the Church. 
Burial/interment will be held in the Prospect Hill Cemetery located at 200 West Prospect Street, Front Royal, Virginia, on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 12 p.m. Her grandson, Jacob, will deliver a brief memorial.

Following the burial/interment will be a meal provided at Riverton United Methodist Church located at 55 East Strasburg Road, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice House, 44724 Hospice Lane, Callaway, Maryland 20620.

Candace G. Ferguson

Candace Grim Ferguson, 62, a resident of Strasburg, Va., passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at her residence.

A funeral service for Mrs. Ferguson was conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Bill Nabers and Rev. Sonya Williams-Giersch officiating. Burial followed in Panorama Memorial Gardens, Warren County.

She was born in Warren County, Va. on July 8, 1953, a daughter of Goldie Frances McDonald and the late Ray Lee Grim Sr.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Cody Scott Childs.

She is survived by her parents, Roger "Augie" and Goldie McDonald; her loving husband, Timothy Henry "Timmy" Ferguson of Strasburg, VA; her beloved children, Wendy Pangle Williams and husband Timothy Allen Williams, Derek Edward Miller and Brooke Alexandria Miller and Jeremiah R. Ferguson; her grandchildren, Taylor L. Childs, Kayla B. Williams and Isaac J. Ferguson; and her sister, Donna Grim Leeth and husband Gary E. Leeth.

Pallbearers will be Clarence Schrutz, Landon Ritenour, Jeremiah Ferguson, Jimmy Ferguson, Timothy Williams, Gary Leeth and Danny Ferguson.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4186 Ladies Auxiliary.

The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home on Wednesday evening.

Memorials may be made to the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, 268 Landfill Rd., Edinburg, Va. 22824.

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Betty L. Grim

Mrs. Betty Lou Grim, 65, of Stanley and formerly of New Market passed away Saturday morning at Page Memorial Hospital in Luray. She had been in ill health for many years.

She was born April 1, 1950 and was a daughter of the late Lucille Lucas Bowman and Clinton Bowman, Sr.

On Jan. 15, 1968, she married John E. Grim, Sr., who died April 10, 2008.

Betty is survived by a son, John E. Grim, Jr. of Mt. Jackson; two daughters, Teresa Sandusky of Stanley and Jennifer Shirkey of Timberville; five brothers, Clinton Bowman, Jr., Kenny Bowman, Leonard Bowman, Ralph Bowman and John Bowman; three sisters, Alma Whetzel, Lisa Gray and Doris Wisman; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The Rev. Glen Turner conducted the funeral on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Woods Chapel Independent Bible Church, north of New Market. The burial followed at the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery at New Market.
 Friends called at the Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market after 9 a.m. Tuesday and the family received friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Weldon Hawkins

Weldon Hawkins, of Verona and formerly of Edinburg, Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at his residence.

He was born March 28, 1945, son of the late Rosemary George.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a fence contractor for years.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend, Brenda Hawkins; a daughter, Lisa Price; and a granddaughter, Courtney Price.

He is survived by daughters, Charlene Yankey and husband Blane, and Cindy Lewis; grandchildren, Thomas Keys Jr., and Sheena, Shaun, and Margo Sams; and numerous great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VFW Post 2447, 100 Veterans Way, Edinburg, Va. 22824.

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Freda E. Hill

Freda Viola Eastep Hill, 88, a resident of Strasburg, Va., passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Envoy of Winchester.

A graveside service for Mrs. Hill will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Lebanon Church Cemetery with Rev. J.D. Cutlip officiating.

She was born on March 19, 1927 in Waterlick, Va., a daughter of the late Oscar E. and Naomi L. Frye Eastep.

She was the wife of the late Richard L. Hill and was preceded in death by her son, Elliott D. Atwood; brothers, Garland Eastep and Tillden Gochenour; and sisters, Catherine Cullers and Lola Gochenour.

She is survived by three grandsons, Jeremy, Jason and Jonathan Eastep of Suffolk, Va.; a sister, Grace Lavonne Pangle of Strasburg, Va.; nieces, Carolyn Hitt and Darlene Wright; and nephews, Richard, Delbert and James Pangle.

Memorials may be made to Stover Funeral Home to assist the family with final expenses.

James K. Hodges

James Kelly Hodges, 56, of Edinburg, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV.

He was born Jan. 2, 1960 in Bethesda, Md. and was the son of James E. and Patricia A. (Hottle) Hodges.

James was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was known around town as “The Rambler Man” because of his pride and joy, his 1964 green Rambler classic car.

He was a very good mechanic and could fix almost anything on a car.

In addition to his parents, James is survived by his daughter, Amy Bytnar of Phoenix, Az.; two sisters, Leslie Langford of Edinburg and Laura Fisher of Richmond; one brother, Jonathan Hodges of Woodstock; and one grandchild.

The family received friends Monday, March 7, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at Valley Funeral & Cremation Service, Bowmans Crossing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, 268 Landfill Rd., Edinburg, Va. 22824.

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

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Calvin H. Jackemeyer

Calvin Henry Jackemeyer, 79, of Middletown, passed away March 3, 2016 at his home.
Services will be private.

Arrangements are being handled by Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Stephens City.

Ronald C. Kibler

Ronald Coleman Kibler, 82, a resident of Strasburg, Va., passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 at his residence.

A graveside service for Mr. Kibler was conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 in Fishers Hill Cemetery with Rev. Dan Locke who officiated.

He was born in Shenandoah County, Va. on March 13, 1933, a son of the late William and Esther Hockman Kibler.

He was a U.S Army Veteran and retired from Chemstone Inc., Strasburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Mary Catherine Thacker and a step daughter, Helen Virginia Samuels.

Survivors include his children, Allen Wesley Kibler of Strasburg, Va. and Roberta Lynn Kibler of Wardensville, WV; a step daughter, Jo Ann McChesney of Edinburg, Va.; and two grandchildren.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, Va. is serving the family of Mr. Kibler.

Edna W. Patterson

Edna Whitesell Patterson, of Woodstock and formerly of Maurertown, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Luray.

A private graveside service will be held in Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock. Reverend Lisa Webb will officiate.

Mrs. Patterson was born March 12, 1919 in Rockbridge County, daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Sensabaugh Whitesell of Moffatte Creek, Va.

She was a member of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Middlebrook, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Patterson of 66 years, who died on March 29, 2004; son, Frank Patterson; daughter Anna Patterson Hensley; brother, Albert Whitesell; sisters, Christina Crum and Mary Catherine Reynolds; and granddaughter, Sue Ann Hensley.

She is survived by grandson, Gregory Hensley of Ft. Lauderdale; son-in-law, Charles Hensley of Woodstock; and nieces and nephews.

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Charlotte M. Perkinson

Charlotte M. Perkinson, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at a local nursing home.

She was born Nov. 18, 1932 in Elba, New York, the daughter of Floyd F. and Lottie J. Downs, Sr.

Charlotte married Martin Francis Perkinson on Oct. 18, 1979 in Hagerstown, Md. Her ex-husband, Percy Lee Hale preceded her in death.

Along with her husband, Martin, she is survived by a daughter, Pamela Hale Fletcher and spouse, Timothy of Middletown, Va.; four brothers, Irving C. Downs, of Albion, NY, Clarence J. Downs of Elba, Clayton H. Downs of Albion, NY and Kenneth L. Downs of Hebron, KY; four sisters, Shirley A. Pahuta of Elba, Arlene M. Frasier of Seabring, Fl., Lois L. Golisano of Port Richey, Fl., and Bonnie S. KingDolhr of Elba and two grandchildren, Trudy Marie Fletcher and Corey Michael Fletcher.

She is predeceased by three brothers, Floyd Downs Sr, Robert M. Downs and Elwood E. Downs.

The family is abiding by Charlotte’s wishes for private services.

Ellen C. Rice

Ellen Cantor Rice, 82, of Maurertown, Virginia passed away at Winchester Memorial Hospital on March 6, 2016.

She was born in Washington, D.C.
Ellen worked for 29 years as a secretary for the Army Corps of Engineers.

She enjoyed vacations at Disney World and St. Pete's Beach in Florida.

Ellen is survived by her husband, Paul Rice; her son, Michael Rice and significant other Tammie Forbes and his daughters Jera Rice and J.C. Freed and husband Elliot as well as two great grandchildren Blaire and Gwen Freed; and her daughter, Susan Hale and husband Peyton and their four sons Peyton III and wife Briana, Austin, Harrison, and Carson Hale.

Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 12 at Zion Christian Church at 2 pm. Reverend Sharon Waters will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

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Jack B. Rose

Jack B. Rose, 96, of Toms Brook, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Consulate Health Care.

A graveside service was Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Sunset View Memorial Gardens. Pastor Joe Fleming officiated.

Jack was born March 23, 1919 in Petersburg, Virginia. He was the son of the late Washington and Savannah Battle Rose.

He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and was awarded the Bronze Star.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katheryn Smoot Rose; three sisters; and four brothers.

Jack is survived by two daughters, Sandra Haycraft and husband Dennis Dean of Maurertown and Linda Burnside and husband Ron of Maurertown.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Woodstock Rescue Squad P.O. Box 221, Woodstock, Virginia 22664 or the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, 268 Landfill Road, Edinburg, Virginia 22824.

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Master Sgt. John P. Rosenberger

Master Sargent John Phillip "J.P." Rosenberger, USAF Ret., a resident of Strasburg, died March 4, 2016, in Winchester, Virginia.

A graveside service for Mr. Rosenberger was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2016 in St. Stephens Cemetery with Rev. William H. Hall, III who officiated. Full military honors were conducted by the United States Air Force Honor Guard and the Woodstock American Legion Post 199.

Mr. Rosenberger was born Oct. 6, 1924, the son of the late Lester Franklin Rosenberger and Sally Cullers Rosenberger.

He was predeceased in death by his only sister, Nina Chappell.

He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. He was a veteran of World War II and served until his retirement in 1970.

Mr. Rosenberger was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Virginia, American Legion Post 199 in Woodstock, and Strasburg Moose Lodge 403.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy L. Rosenberger of Strasburg; one daughter, Bonnie S. French and husband Millson French Jr., of Strasburg; two sons, John D. Rosenberger of Strasburg and Daniel L. Rosenberger and Lisa Wisman of Woodstock; five grandchildren, Tracy Rusher, Abby Walters, Olivia French, Bethany Robinson, and Daniel Rosenberger; and 10 great grandchildren, Kyli Rusher, Bryton Rusher, Dorie Walters, Colton Cook, Tinleigh Rusher, Gracen Hottle, Ryson Walters, Hailey Robinson, Breslyn Walters, and James Robinson. He is also survived by a special friend, Mildred Orndorff.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimerás Association.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, Virginia is serving the family of Mr. Rosenberger.

James E. Shifflet

James “Jim” “Old Man” Edward Shifflet, 79, of McGaheysville, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016, at his home.

Jim was born in Rockingham County on Sept. 30, 1936, and was a son of the late Virginia (Hardesty) and Sheldon Vernon Shifflett.

He worked for Ethan Allen in Bridgewater until his retirement in 2004 with over 47 years of service.

On Nov. 22, 1958, he was united in marriage to Barbara (Caracofe) Shifflett, who survives.

Jim is also survived by three daughters, Linda Stoner and husband, Bobby, of Port Republic, Brenda Wilberger and husband, Wayne G., of Keezletown, and Wanda Pryce and companion, Steve Smith, of New Market; two sons, Douglas E. Caracofe and wife, Sharon, of McGaheysville, and James A. Shifflett and wife, Deborah, of North Carolina; two sisters, Ethel Alexander and husband, Donnie, of Linville, and Lessie Simmers of Harrisonburg; a brother, Dennis Shifflett and wife, Phyllis, of New Market; six grandchildren, Melody Miller, Mandy Sady, Wayne G. Wilberger II, Jordan Shifflett, Taylor Shifflett and Joey Pryce; and seven great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by brothers, Bobby, Welty, George and Sam Shifflett, and a sister, Hazel Campbell.

A graveside service was conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg with Pastor Gail Heiston officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 420 Neff Ave., Suite 110, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.

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Johnny G. Warner

Johnny Garnett Warner, 84, of Woodstock, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Dutch Haven in Maurertown.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, March 8 at 2 p.m. in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock. Reverend Robert Hoskins officiated. Military Honors were by Woodstock American Legion Post #199.

Mr. Warner was born Sept. 6, 1931 in Franklin, (Pendleton County), West Virginia to the late Gabriel Warner Sr. and Sylvia Hevener Warner.

He moved with his family to Woodstock when he was three years old. He attended Woodstock Elementary School and graduated from Woodstock High School, where he was quite active in sports and played football, basketball and baseball. He also played summer community league baseball for several years.

After serving in the United States Air Force, he earned his B.S. Degree from the University of Virginia. He taught in Fairfax and Rappahannock County Public Schools, Pembroke State University, Pembroke, North Carolina and Montgomery County Maryland Public Schools, where he coordinated the Business Education Cooperative and coached swim teams at the high school level.

He became a real estate broker and returned to Woodstock in the mid-seventies to establish Woodstock Realty, which he owned and operated for more than 25 years.

He was a member of the Woodstock American Legion and Woodstock Moose. Earlier he was quite an avid golfer.

He is survived by a son, Greg Bowman and wife Shelley of Maurertown; two grandchildren, Gregg and Erica; four great grandchildren; one brother, Daniel Lee Warner of Fairfax; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Olive Rose Warner Young; and three brothers, Gabriel Warner Jr., Cameron Elwood Warner and Donald Ray Warner.
 He was also preceded by his beloved American Legion Comrades and golf buddies, Woody Woodworth, George Carter, Jimmy Carter, Ronnie Carter, Joe Grimes, Don Lloyd, and Frankie Painter. May they all enjoy golf in Heaven someday!

Pallbearers were Frankie Painter, JW Painter, Fred Evans, Jimmy Carter, Ronnie Carter, Joe Grimes and Robin Ebersole.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Woodstock American Legion Building Fund, P.O. Box 357, Woodstock, Va. 22664.

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Bernadine B. Wells

Bernadine Butcher Wells, 92, of 13 Meadow Ln., Luray, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Page Memorial Hospital.

She was born on March 30, 1923, in Herndon and was a daughter of the late Paul Brown and Maxie Brown.

Mrs. Wells was a member of the Luray United Methodist Church.

On Sept. 6, 1942, she married James Stanley Wells, who died on March 8, 1998.

She is survived by two daughters, Jackie Spicer of New Market, and Gerry Hendrickson of Bealeton; a son, Rich Wells of Ashburn; two sisters, Evelyn McGhee of Purcellville, and Mary Brumfield of Luray; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a special friend and neighbor, Barbara Good, whom she considered as family. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Vivian Withrow and Pauline Sullivan; and three brothers, Garland, Buster and Bill Brown.

A memorial service was conducted on Saturday, March 5, at the Luray United Methodist Church by the Rev. Erich Bennett. A private graveside service was held at the Beahm's Chapel Cemetery in Luray.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Page Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 200 Memorial Dr., Luray, Va. 22835; or to the Luray United Methodist Church.

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