Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Terrance L. Ball

Terrance Lee. Ball, 60 known as “T-Ball” passed away on April 6, 2017, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney, W.Va.

He was born on May 23, 1956, in Winchester, Va. to the late Jessie Lee Ball and Etta Frances Ball of Winchester, Va. He attended Robert E. Aylor School of Stephens City, Va. He also attended and was baptized at Orrick Chapel Methodist Church in Stephens City, Va. at a very early age.

His last employer was George’s Chicken Plant in Edinburg, Va. He held numerous jobs prior to his sickness and was well thought of at all of them. Terrance enhanced his early learning with skills that let us know that his learning was an ongoing process. Terrance was a family man and loved hanging out with his family. He loved fishing, playing baseball, playing basketball and pitching horseshoes.

He was married to the late Sandra Denise Ball. Terrance loved and was loved by Kimberly Fairfax and her two sons.

He is survived by his mother Etta Frances; his sister, Anita Loraine Morgan; daughters, Shawnta Ball of Harrisburg, Pa. and April Ball of Hagerstown, Md.; five grandchildren and two nieces, Shanita Morgan and Shanquetta Butler; and a host of cousins and other loved ones.

The family of Terrance Ball gratefully acknowledges the physicians and the nurses who cared for him during his illness. We also appreciate the words of kindness and beautiful expressions of sympathy during our bereavement. Terrance will greatly be missed by all that knew and loved him

A celebration of life service was 11 a.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017 at St. Stephens CME Church at 202 Maple Street in Winchester, Va., with Rev. Bryan E. Edwards. Visitation was one hour before service at the church.

Donation can be made to Cartwright Funeral Home for the Burial Fund of Terrance Lee Ball.

Mary H. Clem

Mary Harris Clem, 104, of Augusta, WV, died Thursday, April 6, 2017 at her home in Augusta, WV.

Mrs. Clem was born April 25, 1912 in Woodstock, daughter of the late John S. and Annie Clem Harris.

She was a 1930 graduate of Woodstock High School.

She had been a jeweler/florist in Woodstock for many years.

Mrs. Clem was a member of Woodstock United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene G. Clem and a son, Allen G. Clem.

She is survived by two granddaughters, Angie Moore and Amy Tyler; a grandson with whom she made her home, George G. Clem; six great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and three nephews, John Reed, Wade C. Crabill and Michael Crabill.

A graveside service was held Monday, April 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock with her nephew, the Rev. G. Michael Crabill, officiating.

The family received friends Monday, April 10, 2017 from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock prior to the graveside service.

Pallbearers were Bill Gray, J.D. Moore, Sean Fahey, Sebastian Perry and Vanessa Stewart.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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Thomas J. Cosgrove

Thomas Jackson Cosgrove, 71, of Edinburg, passed away at the Winchester Medical Center on April 10, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Julia W. Golladay

Julia Wilkins Golladay, formerly of Arlington, Va., peacefully departed this life on April 4, 2017 at the age of 99.

She resided comfortably at Allegro Assisted Living in Tarpon Springs, Fl., for the last seven years under the watchful care of her nephew, Darrell Newland and his wife Diane. She was also happy to have her sister, Elizabeth Newland, nearby in Palm Harbor, Fl.

Julia was born in Lantz Mill near Edinburg, Va., on Jan. 26, 1918. She grew up on a 100-acre farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley with her three younger sisters, Estelle, Elizabeth and Nancy.

After graduating from Edinburg High School, Julia moved to Washington, D.C. and began working for C&P Telephone in 1937.

She married Raymond Prentiss (Prent) Golladay on June 11, 1938 and they resided in Arlington, Va. In fact, Julia could often be heard proudly saying that she was an Arlington girl! Prent also worked for C&P where Julia attained the position of Supervisor before her retirement after 36 years of service. They both enjoyed years of traveling with The Pioneers, a group of co-workers.

Always an active participant in church, Julia was proud to be a Deacon at the Arlington Church of the Brethren. Julia was the Featured Person in the June 2008 church article Honoring Our Long Time Members. To quote: "We are honored to have this paragon of graciousness and sweetness in our service to the Lord." All who knew Julia felt her caring and kindness.

She was predeceased by her parents, Floyd and Maude Wilkins; beloved husband, Prent Golladay; Estelle (sister) and Bill (brother-in-law) Mathers of Montana; and Harold Newland (brother-in-law) of Florida.

She is survived by sisters, Elizabeth Newland of Palm Harbor, Fl. and Nancy Tyler (Phil) of Surprise, Az. 
Julia and Prent were not blessed with children, but her family was the recipient of her concern and love.
 Also surviving are nephews, Darrell Newland (Diane) of Florida, David Newland (Cynthia) of Illinois, Dean Mathers of Montana; nieces, Sonja Gallagher (Kent) of Illinois, Karen Shapnick (David) of Montana, Suzanne Martinez (Marty) of Colorado, Lorraine Zirkle of Virginia; and many great nieces and great nephews.

Julia's focus was clear: God/family/friends. She was loved by us all. But we, who received her love, were truly blessed. What a wonderful journey she had and we are grateful to have been a part of it - a life well lived.

Services were held at Arlington Church of the Brethren on Wednesday, April 12 at 12 p.m. with a viewing prior to the service at 11:30 a.m. Burial followed the service at 2 p.m. at National Memorial Park in Falls Church.

Donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 164 West Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 or Arlington Church of the Brethren, 300 North Montague Street, Arlington, VA 22203.

Carl S. Good

Carl Stanley Good, 87, of Martinsburg, WV, died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Inova Fairfax Medical Center.

Mr. Good was born Feb. 7, 1930, son of the late Earl Randolph and Ellen Naomi Crabill Good.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Gladys Good.
 Also surviving are a daughter, Tammy Good Titus of Haymarket; a son, Blaine Good of Martinsburg; and a granddaughter, Tabatha Titus of Haymarket.

He was a member of Westview Baptist Church in Martinsburg, WV and the Muhlenberg Post #199 American Legion.

He served in the Korean War was honorably discharged and went on to work for Avtex Textiles and retired in 1989.

He will be missed by his family. His daughter cared for him for the past four years in Haymarket, Va.

He enjoyed working on cars, country music, fishing, and fresh garden fruits and vegetables. He loved going to the Shenandoah County Fair, and the 4th of July celebration. He also enjoyed visiting his buddies at Fadley's Garage and Cook's Exxon Garage. He loved his home town of Woodstock, Va.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock with Pastor Bryan Dugger officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock with military honors.

Pallbearers were Blaine Good, Gary Titus, Dale Fogle, Richard Fogle, Rob Titus and Ray Titus.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, prior to the service, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Anna B. Horan

Anna Belle Bly Horan, 93, of Strasburg, Va., died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Greenfield Senior Living, Strasburg, Va.

A Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Horan was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Strasburg Christian Church with the Rev. Colette Horan Lane officiating.

Mrs. Horan was privately laid to rest in Riverview Cemetery.

Mrs. Horan was born Sept. 10, 1923 in Clary, Va., the daughter of the late Pearl and Annie Ryman Bly.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

She was a hair dresser before becoming the mother of twins.

Always very active in her beloved Strasburg Christian Church, she served in different positions and helped in many ways throughout the years.

She loved God and he has greatly blessed her and her family. We celebrate her life and will miss her greatly.

She married Richard "Dick" G. Horan on Feb. 28, 1944 at the United Brethren Church, Toms Brook, Va., who preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1986.

She was also preceded in death by her son, the Rev. Dana B. Horan on Jan. 15, 1991; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Veda Bly; and three sisters, Vallie Daniels, Mable Boxwell and Erma Bowman.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane Eve Horan O'Hara and husband Joe; grandchildren, Heather Anna O'Hara and Joshua Dana O'Hara of Winchester, Va.; daughter-in-law, the Rev. Colette Horan Lane of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Gertrude Strosnider of Strasburg, Va.; and a brother, Richard "Dick" Bly and wife Joyce of Fredericksburg, Va.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Strasburg Christian Church, P.O. Box 581, Strasburg, VA 22657.

Andrew B. Lail III

Andrew Barnett Lail III, affectionately known by his friends and family as Andy, died in the Fairfax General Hospital, Fairfax, Va., on Nov. 25, 2016, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Oct. 18. He was 81 years old.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew B. Lail Jr. and Ruth (Vaughan) Lail, and his sister, Evelyn (Lail) Showalter.

Andy is survived by his niece, Kathryn (Kathy) Showalter of Kents Store, Va., and his nephew, Weldon, Jr. (Jim) Showalter of Herndon, Va. He is also survived by the following cousins and their families: William (Bill) Vaughan of Woodstock, Va., Geraldine (Armentrout) Click of Mount Jackson, Va., Michael (Micky) Luck of Fort Washington, Md., Sylvia (Luck) Couchoud of Upper Marlboro, Md., Sharon (Luck) Tully of E. Parrish, Fla., and Barbara (Vaughan) Proctor of Oklahoma.

After the disappearance of his father in 1942, Andy and his family returned to Timberville, Va., to make their home. Andy attended Timberville High School until it was consolidated with Broadway High School, where he was a member of its first graduating class in 1953.

As a young boy, Andy developed a love for fishing and spent many an hour on the banks of the North Fork, Shenandoah River in Timberville. In later life, he returned many times to relive those happy moments along its banks.

Andy was never too interested in participating in team sports but he was probably one of its biggest fans. He was a devoted fan of the old Washington Senators baseball team, the Washington Redskins football team, and most recently, the Washington Nationals baseball club. Andy probably knew more about the members of those clubs than he knew about himself!

Andy retired from the U.S. Postal Service after nearly 40 years service. He continued to live in the Northern Virginia area, where he had formed many friendships.

At his request, he was cremated. His remains will be interred beside his mother and sister in Monticello Memorial Gardens Cemetery, located on Monticello Mountain, near Charlottesville, Va.

Kevin R. Murphy

Kevin Richard Murphy, 58, of Mt. Jackson and formerly of Vienna, Va., passed away on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at the Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Mr. Murphy was born on March 9, 1959 in Munich Germany and was a son of the late Robert Laurence and Kathleen Marion (McLean) Murphy.

After graduating from Oakton High School in 1976, Kevin served in the United States Air Force.

Following his service, Mr. Murphy worked for many years as a carpenter for R.D. Contractors and F.D. Neal. He was a very talented carpenter and jack of all trades.

Mr. Murphy was also an avid bowler. He enjoyed reading and always dreamed of traveling in an RV.

Kevin had a long-term battle with chronic kidney disease.

He is survived by his wife, the former Shannon Marie Ramser, whom he met on Oct. 18, 1986.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his siblings, Kerrie Murphy of Leesburg, Va., Dan Murphy and wife Kathy of Burke, Va., Sean Murphy and wife Laine of Albuquerque, NM, and Matt Murphy and wife Ann, of Grand Rapids, Mi.; nephews, Conor, Liam, Brendan, Logan, Charlie and Josh; and many special friends and family who will miss him greatly.

He was preceded in death by three nieces, Jennifer, Katherine, and Emily.

A Celebration of Life service was held on Sunday April 9, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at Amphora Restaurant, 377 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA, 22180.

A private burial will be held at a later date in Stonewall Memorial Gardens in Manassas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shannon Murphy to offset medical expenses, 8778 Supinlick Ridge Road, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842.

The Murphy family would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to the Drs. and Nurses of the Harrisonburg DaVita Dialysis Clinic.

Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to the McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA.

PFC Arthur J. Prater

PFC Arthur Johnson Prater, age 87, of Ridge Road, Bristol, Tn. entered into Heaven's Gates on Sunday, April 9, 2017. A.J. received Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He was a disabled Korean War Army Veteran and Bronze Star recipient. He retired from Mason & Dixon after 32 years of service. A.J. attended South Bristol Methodist Church. He was Commander of the American Legion and a member of the VFW.

A.J. was born on Nov. 13, 1929 and was the son of the late Arthur Prater and Helen Davis Thompson. On May 5, 1955 he married Tiny Mae Prater. After almost 60 years of marriage, a major part of their God granted blessings were the love and devotion of their four children. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Tiny Mae Prater.

Survivors include his sons, Henry Prater and wife Kim of Kingsport, and Tim Prater and wife GeorgeAnn of Bulls Gap; daughters: Penny Prater and Mary Prater of Bristol; grandchildren, Wendy Gauthier & husband Jim and Troy Prater; great grandchildren, Raine and Storme Hobbs; brother, Edward Prater and Debbie; sisters, Peggy Snodgrass & husband Richard and Marie Miller; brothers-in-law, Bill Good & wife Dorothy and Weldon Good & wife Karen; and sister-in law, Rachel Middleton.

The funeral service was held 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ray Amos officiating. The family received friends from 5 until 7 p.m. prior to the service. The committal service was held 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military honors were conducted by the Bristol VFW Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Moore, Troy Prater, Ralph Snodgrass, Richard Snodgrass, Baker Miller, Scotty Miller and Leon Prater.

Online condolences may be registered at Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Richard F. Steventon

Richard Fredrick Steventon, 95, of New Market, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Shenandoah Place in New Market. He was born June 8, 1921, in Hempstead, N.Y.

Richard served in the Navy for 31 years as a senior chief hospital corpsman. He headed an 18-month expedition to Antarctica, where Steventon Island was named in recognition of his outstanding service there. He then worked for the Boy Scouts of America as a professional scout executive until retirement.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife and best friend, Olive Hardy, whom he married May 3, 1947. They were happily married for 55 years.

He is survived by his sons, Richard F. Steventon Jr. and wife, Beth Steventon, and David H. Steventon and wife, Dr. Candace Steventon. In addition, he is survived by granddaughters, Inger Yancey, Anne Halterman and Alice Isner; and grandson, Richard Steventon III. His great-grandchildren are Jason Loyd, Sarah Fitzwater; Ericka, Bethany and Lee Yancey; Daniel, Faith and Matthew Halterman; Montgomery and Samuel Isner; and Lily and Richard Steventon IV. His great-great-grandchildren are Braelyn, Luke and Aleah Loyd and Schyler, Star and Hailynn Fitzwater.

Richard lived in New Market for 16 years and loved his Shenandoah Valley home, which was near many family members and friends. He was active in his church and served as a trustee and a member of the Family Life Committee.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Broadway, 13902 Timber Way, Timberville. Memorial donations may be made to the church.

Arrangements by Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.

John R. Zisa

John Robert Zisa, 84, of Strasburg, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center, Winchester.

A private graveside service for family and friends was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Panorama Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Sonya Williams-Giersch officiating. Military honors were provided by Shenandoah American Legion Post No. 77, Strasburg.

Mr. Zisa was born April 23, 1932 in Parsippany, New Jersey, a son of the late Alfred Joseph and Anna Goode Zisa.

He was a retired auto mechanic having owned the J & J Automotive in Lebanon Church. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army, was a member of the Shenandoah American Legion Post No. 77 and the Strasburg Moose Lodge Lodge No. 403.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma Jane Haddock Zisa; four children, Catherine Anne Jackson and friend William of Davenport, Florida, Mary Patricia Madonna and husband Fred of Skip Bottom, New Jersey, Anna Marie Kornse of Bronson, Florida and Joseph E. Beaudin of Winchester; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by two step-children, Jean Renee Beaudin and James L. Beaudin.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

You may sign the guest book and send condolences to

Stover Funeral Home, 177 N. Holliday St., Strasburg, VA is in charge of arrangements.

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