OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Shenandoah County


John Bradford Sr.


John Bradford Sr., 76, of Timberville, died May 20, 2017, at Sentara RMH.

Mr. Bradford was born Dec. 13, 1940, in Keiser, Ark., and was the son of the late Kay and Maudee Wofford Bradford.

He had worked for Blue Ridge Truss and Co. and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Timberville.

Surviving are a son, John Bradford Jr. of Brandywine, Md.; one daughter, Vicki M. Abney of Lexington Park, Md.; two stepchildren, Jeremy W. Clem of Broadway and Ronald A. Clem of Mount Jackson; five grandchildren and 10 stepgrandchildren. He was one of 13 children.

At his request, he will be cremated and a private service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.grandlefuneralhome.com.



Gary M. Click


Gary M. Click, 72, of Roanoke County, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his home.


He was born on Sept. 4, 1944 in New Market, Va. to Mary Catherine Moomaw Click and Marlin Frederick Click.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Kay Walters.


Following graduation from Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg, Va. in 1962, Gary honorably served in the United States Army.


After his years in the service, Gary worked at Dunham Bush and Southern Refrigeration Corporation, both in Harrisonburg, Va.


Building upon his love of plants, Gary then moved his family to Clemmons, N.C. to co-own and operate Buena Vista Garden Shops.


Several years later, Gary returned to Southern Refrigeration Corporation, working in the headquarters in Roanoke, Va., retiring in 2011.


Left to cherish Gary's memory are his wife of 52 years, Carole Pence Click; children, Melissa Click (Chip Callahan) and Felix Click (Robin Howse); brothers, Larry Click of Cookeville, Tn. and Tim Click (Donna) of Timberville, Va.. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Trey, Leah, and Lane; and many nieces and nephews.


Gary could fix anything, was a lifelong learner, and had a strong work ethic. He had a big heart and donated his skills and time to care for many people and causes over the years. Gary was a skillful gardener who also enjoyed amateur radio and target shooting. He loved his family, animals, and cars, and had a lively sense of humor. He and Carole also enjoyed traveling.


Gary was a member of Cave Spring United Methodist Church.


A memorial of Gary's life will be held at a later date.


Arrangements are being handled by Oakey's South Chapel.


Online condolences may be made at http://www.oakeys.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Backpack Ministry at Cave Spring United Methodist Church, 4505 Hazel Drive, Roanoke, VA 24018.



Jane G. Cooper


Jane Elizabeth Good Cooper, 81, of Winchester, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock.

Mrs. Cooper was born Feb. 14, 1936 in Shenandoah County, daughter of the late John W. and Corinne Pence Good.


She served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and worked in the Pentagon. She also served in the West Virginia Air National Guard.


She was also a self employed cosmetologist.


She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Artrip of Winchester; two sons, David Cooper and his wife Pamela of Winchester and Cecil Artrip Jr. and his wife Teresa of Coral Springs, Florida; a step-daughter, Deborah Cooper of Parkersburg, West Virginia; a sister, Helen Green of Mt. Jackson; two brothers, Richard Good of Middletown and John Thomas Good of Edinburg; and five grandchildren, Allison Artrip, Jesse Cooper, Chloe Artrip, Morgan Cooper and Travis Artrip.


She was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Jones.


The funeral service was held Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson with Pastor Bruce Kipps officiating. Committal service followed in Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester.


The family received friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.


Condolences may be sent to http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.




Julia S. Davidson


Julia Denham Steele Davidson, born Nov. 17, 1921 in Stephens City, Va. and former resident of Woodstock, Va., passed away April 24, 2017 at Morningside Assisted Living in Raleigh, NC.


She graduated from the former Stephens City High School and graduated from James Madison University in 1982.


She worked as Assistant Director for 30 years at the American Lung Association of Northern Virginia in Front Royal and lived full-time in Woodstock on Little Stony Creek beginning in 1970.


She was a founding Board member of the Stone House Foundation. She was a member and supporter of the DAR, the Winchester Chapter of the AAUW, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Beckford Parish, Woodstock, The Woodstock Women's Club, The Woodstock Historical Society, and the Winchester Hospital Certificate of Need Board. She also was a strong supporter and volunteer for the Shenandoah Music Festival.


She was predeceased by her son, Charles Julian (Charlie) Davidson of Orlando, Fl. and husband, Gilbert Davidson.


She is survived by her son, Gilbert Steele (Dave) Davidson; two grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.


A memorial service is planned to honor her life at Emmanuel Church, Woodstock at 2 p.m. May 28, 2017.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ASPCA, The Miracle Baseball League of Raleigh, or the Jimmy V. Foundation for Cancer Research.


To commemorate her passing, she asked that you visit someone in a nursing home.



Sylvia L. Dyer


Sylvia Lee Dyer, 79 of Woodstock, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock.


She was born June 28, 1937 in Woodstock, daughter of the late Henry Thomas and Virginia R. Mayberry Dyer.


She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Woodstock.


Miss Dyer is survived by a sister, E. Delores Dyer of Woodstock; and two brothers, Perry E. Dyer of Landover, Md. and Antony M. Dyer of Clinton, Md.


The funeral will be conducted Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 12 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Woodstock with the Rev. Clara Young officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Woodstock.


The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Church.


Condolences may be sent to http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com 
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Martha R. Grim


Martha Ann Robinson Grim, 86, a resident of Strasburg, Va. passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock, Va.


A funeral service for Mrs. Grim was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Stover Memorial Chapel with Rev. Wendell Schurtz officiating. Burial followed in Panorama Memorial Gardens, Warren County.


Mrs. Grim was born in Warren County, Va. on June 8, 1930 a daughter of the late James Samuel and Mary Elizabeth Putnam Robinson.


She was a member of the Walnut Springs Christian Church.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Hunter "Buddy" Grim whom she married on June 19, 1950 in Hagerstown, Md.; sisters, Gladys Fishel, Iona Combs, Betty Keller, Mary Elliott; and brothers, Hamp Robinson and Shirley Robinson.


Survivors include her children Gloria Sue Wymer and husband, Steve, Roger W. Grim, Michael H. Grim, Sr. and wife, Vickie, and Stephen J. Grim and companion Ginny Pettit all of Strasburg, Va. and Carolyn G. Mobley and husband, Paul of Front Royal, Va.; her brother Ray Robinson and wife, Esta of Strasburg, Va.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Pallbearers were Michael H. Grim, Jr., Brian S. Wymer, Marshall Robinson, Dennis Elliott, Jeffery Robinson and Dale Ryman.
 Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m.


Memorial may be made to Strasburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 620, Strasburg, VA.


You may sign the guestbook and submit condolences online at http://www.stoverfuneralhome.com.


Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Grim.



Charles Hawkins Jr.


Charles "Bumps" Hawkins Jr., 76, of Quicksburg, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at his home.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Mr. Hawkins was born Feb. 22, 1941 in Washington, D.C., son of the late Charles Nelson Hawkins Sr. and Florence Acton Hawkins.


He was an Army veteran and formerly employed at Merillat in Mt. Jackson.


He is survived by his wife, Sandra C. Hawkins; son, James Clifford Hawkins; three daughters, Renee Hawkins, Becky Lee Hawkins and Samantha Mae Hawkins; and four grandchildren.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Valley Funeral Service, 14116 S. Middle Road, Edinburg, VA. 22824 for burial expenses.


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


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




Connie B. Jenkins


Connie Lou Butler Jenkins, 63, of Browntown, Va., passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at Dynamic Life Praise and Worship Center conducted by Pastor Carlton Rogers.


Inurnment will be private.


Connie was born Nov. 13, 1953 in Warren County, Va., daughter of the late James Amos Butler Sr. and Audrey Katherine Graham Butler.


She was manager of East Coast in Front Royal for many years and was a member of Dynamic Life.


Connie enjoyed working, shopping, helping others and most of all life. She loved her family, friends, faith and laughter.


Surviving are her husband and devoted care taker of 48 years, Leon Earl Jenkins; two sons, JR Jenkins and wife Chrissy and Jamie Jenkins and wife Susan, all of Front Royal; one brother, Bobby L. Butler and wife Kelly of Maurertown, Va.; half-sister, Patty C. Ritenour of Front Royal; six grandchildren, Matthew Jenkins and wife Katelyn, Brandi Jenkins and fiance Dwayne Cameron, Taylor Jenkins Dodd and husband Seth, Justin Jenkins, Carlie Jenkins, and Nathan Jenkins; four great grandchildren, Madelynn Jenkins, Makinley Jenkins, Jace Dodd, and Brayleigh Cameron; and a special furever friend, Ally.


She was preceded in death by a brother, James Amos Butler Jr.; a sister, Eleanor Butler; a sister, Phyllis Butler Shears; and half-brother Charles "Bugs" Cameron.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be online to Rettsyndrome.org or mailed to 4600 Devitt Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45246.


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




Gloria C. Johnson


Gloria Marie (Crabill) Johnson, 89, of Winchester, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at her home.


Mrs. Johnson was born July 22, 1927 in Strasburg, Virginia, the daughter of the late Ralph B. and Eula E. Crabill.


She was a graduate of Strasburg High School and Winchester Business College. Gloria was employed as a secretary at U.S. Civil Service Commission in Washington, D.C. and Atlantic Research Corporation in Alexandria, Virginia before becoming a homemaker.


She was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church.


Gloria married J.B. Johnson Jr. on June 18, 1954 in Arlington, Virginia. He preceded her in death in 2002.


Surviving are a daughter, Heather Karyn Johnson; sons, Tracy Johnson (Janet) and Noll Horan; grandchildren, Stacy Horan Collins and Sara Horan; great grandchildren, Neil and Brayden; and sisters, Eleanor Miller of Strasburg, Va. and Oneida Seitz of Reese, Mi.
A sister, Dorothy Arthur preceded her in death.


A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Shenandoah Memorial Park with Pastor Mike Mayton officiating.


Memorial contributions in memory of Gloria can be made to Millwood Station Fire and Rescue, 252 Costello Drive, Winchester, VA 22602; Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601; or to American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.


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




Janice G. Patterson


Janice Gail Patterson, 63, of Harrisonburg, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center. She was born Sept. 14, 1953, in Grand Junction, Colo., and was a daughter of John A. Patterson and the late Barbara Jean Gibbs Patterson.

She is survived by her father, John Patterson, and stepmother, Peggy Patterson of Winchester, Va. She is also survived by sisters, Teri Earman (Jeff) of New Market, Va., and Beverly Olsen of Abingdon, Md.; and nephews, Joshua, Benjamin and Jeremy Earman and Carl and Chris Olsen. She is predeceased by brother, Douglas Patterson, and brother-in-law, Gilbert Olsen.

Janice had been a resident of Pleasant View since 1984. In her earlier years, she loved participating in Special Olympics, going to dances, and hanging out at the Artful Dodger. Her outgoing personality will be missed by all.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. at Pleasant View, 151 Commerce Drive, Harrisonburg VA 22802.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Inc., P.O. Box 426, Broadway, VA 22815.

Condolences may be shared at http://www.kygers.com.



Diane B. Riggleman


C. Diane Bauserman Riggleman, 64, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center.


Ms. Riggleman was born Feb. 20, 1953 in Woodstock, Va., the daughter of the late Davis and Betty Bauserman.


She is survived by her son, Victor A. Riggleman Jr. of Winchester, Va.; granddaughter, Victoria A. Robinson and three great grandchildren, all of Winchester, Va.; sister, Connie Hicks; and brothers, Larry, Earl and Keith Bauserman.


A memorial service was held Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601 or a charity of your choice.



Carolyn S. Ryman


Carolyn Sue Ryman, 71, of Mt. Jackson, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017.


The funeral service was held Monday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at Valley Funeral Service in Bowmans Crossing. The Reverend William Zirk officiated. Burial followed in Conicville Cemetery.
 The family received friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


Miss Ryman was born Dec. 7, 1945 in Shenandoah County, daughter of Zula Marie Weaver Ryman of Mt. Jackson and the late Medford "Ted" Ryman.


She was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and Shepherd College. She was a member of Stoney Creek Church of the Brethren.


Surviving, along with her mother, is her sister, Sharon Marie Taylor and husband Mark of Basye.


Pallbearers were Richard Moomaw, Timothy Moomaw, Steven Weaver, James Shiley, Mark Taylor and Roger Ryman.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Shenandoah County Humane Society, 268 Landfill Road, Edinburg, VA 22824.


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


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





Mary B. Sigmond


Mary Behlen Sigmond, 86, of Edinburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.


She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 29, 1930, the daughter of the late Victor Hugo Behlen and Dorothy Grace Watson Behlen.


She was a member of the Humane Society of Shenandoah County, serving as president, The Lions Club, serving as president, Edinburg Ole Time Festival, Edinburg Planning Commission, Boy Scouts volunteer, Shenandoah County Volunteer of the Year, American Field Service, and the Youth Employment Service.


She was also the Realtor, Broker, and Owner of Sigmond Realty for many years.


She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Behlen; a sister, Jane Young; a granddaughter, Shelley Goldsmith; and Capt. Arie Anton Christiaan Sigmond, Retired USN.


Mary is survived by five daughters and their husbands, Nel Stubbs (Dennis), Dede Goldsmith (Rob), Kristin Minton (Tom), Johanna O'Toole (Bob), and Ingrid Thompson (Billy); 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a sister and her husband, Louise Behlen Riemer (Mike); and many nieces and nephews.


The family received friends on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Valley Funeral Home, Bowmans Crossing.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Humane Society of Shenandoah County or the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter.


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


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



Charles C. Sine Jr.


Charles Canter Sine Jr., 78, of Edinburg, Va., passed away May 17, 2017.


Mr. Sine was born July 10, 1938 in Woodstock, Va., the son of the late Charles Canter Sine Sr. and Virginia Saum Sine.


He is survived by his wife, Judy Bauserman Sine, whom he married on Oct. 2, 1965; a daughter and her husband, Sarah and Dennis Hutchins of Crozet; granddaughters, Eleanor, Madeline, Lucy, and Evelyn Hutchins of Crozet; sister-in-law, June B. Hockman of Maurertown; nephew and wife, Thad and Robin Hockman of Maurertown; niece and husband, Cheryl and John Snarr of Woodstock; and grandnephews and nieces, Jacob, Adam, Cady, and Emma Hockman and Benjamin, David, and Samuel Snarr.


He was a graduate of Washington and Lee High School in Arlington, Va. and the Virginia Electricians Apprenticeship Program in Alexandria, Va..


Mr. Sine was an active member of the Edinburg Christian Church Disciples of Christ as well as an active member of the community.


A funeral service was held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Edinburg Christian Church Disciples of Christ with the Rev. Dr. Charles Wood II.
 Burial was private following the service.
Men of the church served as pallbearers.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association, Central and Western VA Chapter, 1160 Pepsi Pl. Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901-1799.


Online condolences may be sent to http://www.valleyfs.com/.


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




Garline R. Thompson


Garline Ryan Thompson, of Woodstock, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home in Woodstock.


Mrs. Thompson was born Jan. 9, 1920 in Conicville, daughter of the late Kirby Eldridge and Virginia Dellinger Ryan.


She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Edinburg and a long time member of the Rebekah Lodge.


She was married June 6, 1936 to William L. Thompson, who preceded her in death Sept. 11, 1972.


Mrs. Thompson is survived by two daughters, Frances T. Miller and husband Kevin G. Miller Sr. of Harrisonburg and Judy T. Litten of Woodstock; one sister, Margaret Funkhouser of Woodstock; two brothers, Johnny Ryan of Timberville and Richard Ryan of New Market; four grandchildren, Stephanie Schaefer and husband Jay of Waynesboro, K. G. Miller Jr. of Harrisonburg, and Daren Wayne Litten and Jeffery A. Litten, both of Woodstock; and two great grandchildren, Emily Litten of Woodstock and Carly Litten of Mt. Jackson.


She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lora Miller; a son-in-law, Phillip W. Litten; two sisters, Erma Fadely and Doris Lambert; and two brothers, Buck Ryan and Bill Ryan.


A graveside service was held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Cedarwood Cemetery in Edinburg with the Rev. K. Roy Nilsen D. Min officiating.


The family received friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 310, Edinburg, VA 22824.


Arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.


Condolences may be sent to http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com .




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