Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Hubert F. Campbell

Hubert Franklin Campbell, 86, of Luray passed away on Jan. 28, 2017 at Consulate Health Care in Woodstock.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Luray VFW Comer Jones Post.

Arrangements are being handled by The Bradley Funeral Home, Inc in Luray.

Wade H. Craun

Wade Hampton Craun, 84, of Harrisonburg, passed away Jan. 25, 2017, at his home.

He was born Aug. 6, 1932, in Augusta County, Va., and was a son of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Barr Craun.

Mr. Craun served in the United States Army and fought in the Korean War, where he received a Purple Heart for his injuries. He was a member of the AmVets Post No. 7, American Legion Post No. 188, Rion Bowman VFW Post No. 632 and Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 4150.

Wade lived in Texas for a number of years before retiring, and upon returning to Harrisonburg, he worked for Perry Engineering. He loved hanging out with friends, playing cards and shooting pool.

Surviving are his daughter, Kay Richardson and companion, Gene Gutshall, of Dayton; brothers, Boyd Craun and wife, Jerrie, of Rockville, Md., and Zeke Craun of Weyers Cave; sisters, Lucy Ludholtz of Mount Crawford and Judy Dofflemyer and husband, Sonny, of Bridgewater; two grandchildren, Aaron Richardson and wife, April, of Dumfries, and Melissa Richardson of Mount Jackson; three great-grandchildren, Isaac, Zachary and Nathaniel Richardson; many nieces and nephews; and friends, Robert and Nancy Vernon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Hawkins Craun; son, Steven Craun; brothers, Leonard Craun and Donnie Craun; former companion, Joan Craun; and close friends, Reggie Kerns and Bill Smith

A memorial service was held 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Pastor Brian Duncan officiating. There was no viewing.

Interment followed the service at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg, with military rites by the Dayton American Legion Post No. 27.

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John D. Dove, Sr.

John David Dove, Sr., 75, of Richmond and formerly of Gordonsville and the New Market area passed away Saturday Jan. 2, 2017 in Richmond.

He was born Feb. 3, 1941 in Rockingham County and was the son of the late Clarence and Elsie Higgs Dave.

Mr. Dove is survived by a half sister, Anna Callicutt of New Market and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pastor Glen Turner will conduct a graveside service 2 p.m. Frieday, Feb. 3 at the Fairview Church of the Brethren Cemetery north of New Market.

Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to help offset final expenses to Their Funeral Chapel, Box 419, New Market, Va. 22844.

John P. Good

John Paul Good, 88, of Luray, passed away on Jan. 28, 2017 at Life Care Center Of New Market.

The family received friends at Bradley Funeral Home Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, from 7 to 8 p.m.

A funeral service was held at Beahm's Chapel Cemetery on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are being handled by The Bradley Funeral Home in Luray.

William H. Good

William Hugh Good, 98, of Timberville, died Jan. 27, 2017, in Timberville.

He was born April 29, 1918, in Seneca Rocks, W.Va., to the late William Harrison and Eva Miley Good.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a USDA poultry inspector for 32 years, serving several counties. He was a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church.

On April 21, 1943, he married the former Nila Violet Arbogast, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, John L. Good and wife, Charlene, of Woodstock; William Good and wife, Gloria, of Santa Maria, Calif.; one brother, Kelley Good of Broadway; one sister, June Harpine of Timberville; grandchildren, Debbie Knupp and husband, Curtis, Stephanie Good (Jason), Derek Good (Whitney), Denise Good, Laura Carpenter and husband, Scott, William Good, Greg Good and wife, Michelle, John Good, Stephen Good (Madison), and Kevin Good; great-grandchildren, Kyle Knupp (Rachel), Holly Knupp, Chloe Burns, Stella Good, Jax Good, John Carpenter, Paulina Carpenter, Ryan Carpenter, Gabriella Good, James Good and Isaac Good; and one great-great-grandchild, Gabriel Knupp.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Good May; three brothers, Elmer, Dale and Keith Good; and two sisters, Mae Kile and Joy Miller.

Pastor Joan Wilson conducted a graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Broadway Presbyterian Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 366, Broadway, VA 22815; Timberville Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 101, Timberville, VA 22853; or Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, VA 22815.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Ruth D. Heflin

Ruth Jean Davis Heflin, 85, of Front Royal, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church.

A funeral service was conducted on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Front Royal Baptist Temple with Pastor Tim Kirchoff officiating. Burial followed in Panorama Memorial Gardens in Waterlick.
The family received friends on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 from 3 until 5 p.m. at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home.

Mrs. Heflin was born on Nov. 13, 1931 in Morristown, NJ, a daughter of the late Lawrence Reinald and Kathleen Saffell Davis.

She was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed puzzles, games, sewing, gardening and especially her family.

Mrs. Heflin is survived by her children, Gwen Lynn and husband Michael of Maine, Linda Daly and husband Tom of Silver Spring, Md., David Heflin of Front Royal, Eric Heflin and wife Belinda of Winchester, Gary Heflin and wife Song of Michigan, Nancy Ross and husband Ken of Winchester, John Heflin and wife Karen of Stephens City, and Joanne Heflin of New Market; her grandchildren, John Michael Heflin, Cara Heflin, Susanna Lynn, Thomas Lynn, Rebekah Markham, Joanna Lynn, Stephen Lynn, Thomas Daly, Michael Daly, Rebecca Floyd, Josh Heflin, Eric Heflin II, Krystal Hall, Lori Baker, Emily Hoff Sandy Jo Cremona, Kenneth Ross Jr., Erica Ross, Stephanie Ross, Michael Heflin, Jacob Heflin, and Ashton Strosnider; her great-grandchildren, Kerith Lynn, Olivia Lynn, Hannah Lynn, Dylan Baker, Tiffany Daly, Kyle Floyd, Cody Choloski, David Hall III, Kaylee Adams, Natalie Heflin, and Lillian Strosnider; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Heflin was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, the Rev. Herbert H. Heflin, in 2011; her brothers, Lawrence Davis and Raymond Davis; and her great granddaughter, Madison Baker.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in her name to the Green Valley Baptist Church Water Project or the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at

James W. Jenkins

James (Jim) William Jenkins, 62, of Timberville, died Jan. 26, 2017.

Family received friends at the New Market Eagles Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, from 6 to 7 p.m., with a memorial service that immediately followed.

Arrangements under the direction of the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va.

Sheridan E. Lear

Sheridan Eugene Lear, 57, of New Market passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at Seneca RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

He was born March 30, 1959 in Shenandoah County and was the son of Mary Miller Lear of New Market and the late James E. Lear.

Mr. Lear was a retired brick mason.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Daniel E. Lear and his wife, Tabatha of Mt. Jackson; a daughter, Susie McKinley; two sisters, Jane Coorge and Cindy Lear and five grandchildren, Blake, Ally, Tiffany, Sky, and Taylor.

A memorial service was held Sunday at the Antioch Church of the Brethren near Woodstock.

Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market handled cremation arrangements.

Isabel H. Linaweaver

Isabel Hollar Linaweaver, 92, of Woodstock, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock.

The funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Woodstock. The Reverend Clara Young and Dr. Reverend Charles Wood officiated. Burial followed in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.

Mrs. Linaweaver was born Nov. 16, 1924 in Woodstock, daughter of the late Lester Granville Hollar and Mazie Irene Lambert Hollar.

She was a licensed practical nurse retiring from Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ where she attended the Kola Class. She was a lifetime member of the Edinburg VFW and Woodstock American Legion Auxiliary's and volunteered at the Clothes Closet.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Linaweaver Sr.; seven brothers; and sisters.

She is survived by five children, Robert Lineweaver Jr. of Woodstock, Sue Kutsch and husband Gary of Dover, DE, Rebecca Linaweaver of Edinburg, Bill Linaweaver and wife Kimberly of Chesney, SC, and Dicky Linaweaver and wife Shirley of Wardensville, WV; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Matthew Linaweaver, Joe Lineweaver, Michael Palmer, Kevin Lahn, Nathan Linaweaver, Justin Linaweaver, Douglas Linaweaver and Chris Kutsch.

The family received friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Valley Funeral Service in Bowmans Crossing.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paulás United Church of Christ General Fund, 235 S. Main Street, Woodstock, VA 22664.

Online condolences may be sent to 

Arrangements were the care of Heishman Funeral Home, Inc. Valley Funeral Service Branch, Bowmans Crossing.

Virginia P. Luttrell

Virginia Marie Benson Putnam Luttrell, 83, of Winchester, passed away on Jan. 26, 2017 at her home.

The funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. at Valley Funeral Service in Bowmans Crossing. Evangelist Doug Hardman officiated.

Pallbearers were Richard McMullan Jr., Kenny Putnam, Richard McMullan, Matthew Putnam, Jacob Weakley, Sean Sherfey, Christopher Taylor and Kenneth Putnam Jr.
 Honorary pallbearers were Gary Weakley, Kernos Ball, Lee Sherfey and Timothy Putnam.

Burial followed in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.
 The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Luttrell was born Aug. 23, 1933 in Herndon, Va. to the late Albert Lee Benson and Elsie Marie Kidwell Benson.

She was also preceded in death by her sons, Edward Lee Putnam and Alan David Putnam and one grandson, Brian Putnam.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Putnam and Richard McMullan; daughters, Cynthia Weakley, Mary Weeks, Diane Staffa and Sandy Ross; 22 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; and three sisters.

Arrangements are in the care of Heishman Funeral Home Inc., Valley Funeral Service Branch.

Online condolences may be sent to .

E. Ruth A. Mongold

E. Ruth A. Mongold, 93, of Penn Laird, Va., died Jan. 30, 2017, at Willow Estates in Penn Laird.

Ruth was born Jan. 25, 1924, near Broadway and was a daughter of the late William Bryan and Edith E. Ritchie Ashenfelter.

She was a housewife and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Timberville.

On July 4, 1981, she married Lester S. Mongold, who preceded her in death Jan. 5, 2016.

Surviving are one daughter, Gay M. Shifflett of Elkton; two stepdaughters, Mildred Branner of New Market and Betty L. Zigler of Timberville; two stepsons, Fred Mongold of Timberville and Lester Leafue Mongold of Broadway; one sister, Connie Hudson of Winchester; three grandchildren, Mike Shifflett, Ricky Shifflett and Robbie Shifflett and wife, Stacey; five great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and a number of step-great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Freeman and Nelson L. Ashenfelter, preceded her in death.

The Rev. Barbara Rhodes conducted a funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grandle Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway. Burial was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grandle Funeral Home.

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

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Lee J. Ridings

Lee J. Ridings, 91, of White Post, Virginia, passed away on Jan. 23, 2017 at his home with his loving wife of 68 years, Mary Frances (Ramey), by his side.

Lee was a kind, gentle man yet strong in his convictions. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid NASCAR fan. He attended many racing events in his younger years. His need for speed prompted him to purchase a sporty new Mustang when he was 80 years young, which he enjoyed driving to the end of his life.
 Coming from a farming family, he continued to cultivate an expansive garden, even through last fall.

Upon retiring in 1980, after 30 years of service with Columbia Gas, he and Mary resided for 13 years in his second favorite place to live, Florida. 
Lee had a special love for cats and he had many throughout the years.

Lee was born in May 1925 to the late Noah and Mabel Ridings in Strasburg, Virginia.

Lee was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Ratlief (Wesley, decd.).

He is survived by his sisters, Patricia Clem (Kenneth, decd.) and Mary Katherine Laudenslager (Thomas, decd.).

Lee was a devoted and loving husband and father. His beautiful life will be forever cherished in the lives of his wife, Mary; children, Dennis Ridings (Beverley), Diane Young (Gerald), Duane Ridings, Daniel Ridings (Gayle), Deborah Fox (John); grandchildren, Michelle Brown (Scott), Michael Ridings (Jennifer), Benjamin Ridings, Crystal Marshall (Brandon), Jason Marshall (Amanda), Jennifer Young, John Young (Brandy), Brandon Ridings, Tyler Ridings, David Ridings (Sara Beth), Brian Ridings (Clair), Joanna Williamson (Kyle), and Kevin Fox; great grandchildren, Shannon, Molly and Wyatt Brown, Madeline and Samuel Ridings, Gracie and Emily Ridings, Beau Scheulen, Coale Young, Brendan, Cody and Owen Ridings, and John Williamson; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family is very appreciative for the care and services provided by Blue Ridge Hospice.

It was Lee's wish that his body be donated to the Anatomy Gifts Registry for furthering scientific research.

A celebration of Lee's life will be held in May. Notification will be made prior to the event.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601.

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