Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Jewel H. Brice

A memorial service for Jewel "Julie" Hayes Brice, who passed away March 2, 2017, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 3 at the cemetery directly behind Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Woodstock Garden Cafe at Fort Valley Nursery, 1175 South Hissey Lane, Woodstock.

Mary A. Frye

Mary Anna Frye, 87, of Dutch Haven, passed away on June 18, 2017.

Mary Anna was born in Shenandoah County on Nov. 26, 1929, the daughter of the late Russell M. Ward and Pauline Borden Ward.

She was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ, Mount Jackson.

Mary Anna was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Milton Ward and a son, Terry Russell Frye.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Bernard Frye; a son, Wayne A. Frye of Edinburg; a daughter, Judy Ann Rhinehart of Woodstock; four sisters, Betty Showman of Conicville, Catherine Olinger of Quicksburg, Fay Hiner of Edinburg, and Jeannie Agentis of Allentown, PA; a grandson, Anthony Rhinehart and his wife Catina; a great granddaughter, Darreane Highsmith; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was conducted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Valley Funeral Services Chapel, Bowmans Crossing by Pastor Anna Havron.
Burial will be held at a later date.

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

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

Jeffrey J. Garretson

Jeffrey James Garretson, 51, of New Market, pased away June 13, 2017 at INOVA Fairfax in Falls Church. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangement are being handled by The Bradley Funeral Home, Inc., Luray.

Larry Lohr

Larry Lohr, 71, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Bridgewater, Va., passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Larry was born Dec. 2, 1945, and was the son of the late Frank and Ruth Thomas.

He started his work career with Eagle Carpet and worked as a carpet installer for many years. He later learned the trucking industry and drove the United States mail from Mount Jackson to Massachusetts and Mount Jackson to Philadelphia for over 23 years. Larry always had a smile on his face and was an avid hunter, fisherman and could never pass up a good round of golf.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean C. Lohr; two daughters, Tonya Keller and her husband, Chuck, and Michelle Garber and her husband, Greg; four grandchildren, Chris Hohenstein, Kelly Hohenstein and Aaron Strother, Taylor Garber and Mary Quattlebaum and her husband, Matt; five great-grandchildren, Kyle, Luke, Clark Quattlebaum, Jaylee and Kade Strother; and many special friends.

A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at St. James United Methodist Church, 1525 Cecil Wampler Road, Pleasant Valley, VA 22848, with Pastor Glenn Bollinger officiating.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, at the home of his daughter, Michelle, 3074 N. Whitesel Church Road, Mount Crawford, VA 22841.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, at the family’s request, may be made to Kyger Funeral Home to assist with expenses.

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Pauline J. Nicholson

Pauline J. Nicholson, 78, of Woodstock, Va., at the request of her Lord and Savior has relocated to heaven on Wednesday, June 15, 2017.

She was born in Coatesville, Pa. on July 17, 1938, a daughter of the late Ann and Paul Nemila.

She lived the early part of her life in the Coatesville area and in Atglen, Pa. She moved to Toms Brook, Va. in 1975 where she lived until her husband retired, and in 1999 they moved to Albemarle, NC where she resided for almost 18 years. Then in March of 2017 she moved to Woodstock, Va. to be closer to her family.

Throughout her life, her first and foremost love was for her family. She was the heart and center of the welcoming and nurturing home she was determined to create for her children and their friends. She was a mother of eight (seven daughters and one son) and also a foster mother to many others. She devoted her life to her family and church.

She was an active and long term member of Atglen Baptist Church in Pennsylvania and Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg, Va. She had a strong relationship with her Lord and Savior and guided her children and grandchildren in the Christian faith.

Some of her favorite pastimes included reading, cooking, flower gardening, and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison E. Nicholson Sr.; her daughter, Susanna Nicholson; and a great granddaughter, Lylah Stickles.

Survivors include her daughters, Maryann Bowman and her husband Dale of Houston, Tx., Nancy Grim of Mt. Jackson, Va., Vanessa Menn and her husband Mike of Mobile, Al., Wanda Preston of Edinburg, Va., Pauline (Dolly) Stickles and her husband Mike of Fredericksburg, Va., and Virginia (Ginny) Palmer of Franklin, NC; her son, Harrison Nicholson Jr. of Woodstock, Va.; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and her sisters, Julia Van Dyke of Pomeroy, Pa., and Mary Allison and Nancy Fuchs, both of Coatesville, Pa.

A memorial service will take place on Friday, June 23 at 2 pm. at the Jennersville Church of the Brethren, 653 West Baltimore Pike, West Grove, PA 19390. A funeral service will take place immediately afterwards in the Fairview Cemetery in Coatesville, PA. The service will be conducted by her grandson, Pastor Cory Stickles of Madison, MS.

A beautiful woman who gave so much to others and expected so little in return. She will be immensely missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, Missionary Fund, 29110 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg, VA 22657.

Sherry K. Richardson

Sherry Leigh Kump Richardson, 61, of Strasburg, Va., passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service for Mrs. Richardson will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Stover Memorial Chapel with Pastor Tony Allen Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Richardson was born in Germany on Aug. 6, 1955, a daughter of the late Lester Vernon Kump and Betty Lou Sager Sayers.

She loved flowers, birds and her dog Patches.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Ray Richardson of Strasburg, Va.; her children, Claudia S. Brill of Strasburg, Va., Sabrina Leigh Brill of Winchester, VA, Wendy G. Funkhouser of Strasburg, Va., Jennifer Caricofe and David Richardson, both of Toms Brook, Va. and Stefanie Hamm of Florence, Al.; 21 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; her siblings, Jeff Kump of Cross Junction, Va., Pam Hanes, Wendy Rohr and Paula Carver, all of West Virginia and Matt Sunderlin of Harrisonburg, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kirkland Funkhouser, Cody Brill, Jesse Hanes, Alex Sealock, Brandon Sealock and Nicholas Brill.

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

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

Luella E. Sager

Luella Estep Sager, 82, of Strasburg, Va., passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal, Va..

A funeral service for Mrs. Sager was conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church with the Rev. Heidi David-Young and the Rev. Keith Warren officiating. Burial followed in Sunset View Memorial Gardens, Woodstock, Va.

Mrs. Sager was born in Mt. Jackson, Va. on March 1, 1935, a daughter of the late Charles William and Amanda Irene Foltz Estep.

She was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church where she was part of the ELCW, served on the church council, was a Sunday school teacher and served as the secretary of the Sunday school department.

She was a 4-H leader for 25 years and retired from the Shenandoah County Public School System where she worked as a custodian for 24 years.

She was the wife of the late Jerry Ray Sager.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Sager and siblings, Bobby Estep and Nancy Amanda Estep.

Survivors include her children, Ronald R. Sager and wife Rhonda of Strasburg, Va. and Denise I. Sager Gochenour and husband Jeffrey of Star Tannery, Va.; her grandchildren, Renee L. Glovier, Randi N. Wielert, Rachel B. Sager, Colleen E. Collette, Johnathan A. Gochenour; two great grandchildren, Gwen L. Glovier and Deacon C. Glovier; her brother, Ricky Estep and wife Sandra; and sisters-in-law, Anna Locke and Ethel Estep.

Pallbearers were Shaun DeBlasio, Johnathan A. Gochenour, David Glovier, Cory Wielert, Wesley Hockman, Roger Hockman and Robert Gnegy.

The family received friends at St. Matthews Lutheran Church on Saturday evening 7-9 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 620, Strasburg, VA 22657 or St. Matthew Lutheran Church, c/o Barbara Conner, 1562 Mt. Olive Road, Toms Brook, VA 22660.

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

Kathleen V. Seek

Kathleen Virginia (Robertson) Seek, 95, of New Market went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2017 at Bridgewater Retirement Community.

Kay was born in Fairfax, Va. on Nov. 4, 1921.

She is predeceased by her husband, Marvin O. Seek and her parents, Minnie (Kline) Robertson and Ernest B. Robertson.

Kay graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Bridgewater College and spent her career teaching mathematics in the Fairfax County School System.

She and her husband, Marvin were devout Church of the Brethren members in Oakton and Timberville, Va.

In retirement Kay and Marvin lived many happy years in New Market, Va.

Kay was known for her gracious and generous spirit, her deep faith, her unwavering commitment to family, her talent for gardening, her wonderful cooking skill and an inherent joy for life.

She leaves behind two loving sons, Neil and wife Mary, and Gary and wife Kathy, as well as five grandchildren, Ken, Lara, Jason, Heather, and Sarah, and three great grandchildren.

Pastor Bernard Fuska conducted a funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22 at the Lantz Chapel of Bridgewater Retirement Community. Immediately following the service a luncheon reception was held at the Alexander Mack Room of Maple Terrace at BRC.

Private burial will be in the Oakton Church of the Brethren Cemetery where graveside services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Timberville Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 1114, Timberville, VA 22853.

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Travis J. Sutherly

Travis Jay Sutherly, 46, of Fort Valley, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

A Celebration of Life service for Travis will be held at a later date.

Travis was a 1989 graduate of Central High School and graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel College in 1991 He was an employee of Marlow Motor Co. in Front Royal, VA where he worked as a Certified Auto Mechanic.

Travis had a great faith in God, a love for Bluegrass music and played the banjo with the Mountain Melody Band. He made his own instruments by hand including his banjo and fiddle. He had a love for nature and the outdoors.

He was a loving person and an even more loving Father. Travis will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mark E. Sutherly.

Survivors include his daughter, Hannah Faith Sutherly of Toms Brook, Va.; his mother and step-father, John and Dianne Orndorff of Maurertown, Va.; a brother, Kevin Sutherly and wife Holly of Edinburg, VA; nephews, Tucker and Steele; and a step-sister, Melissa Markham and husband Daniel of Huddleston, Va.

You may sign the guestbook and submit condolences online at

Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Travis J. Sutherly.

Eunice J. Tozier

Eunice Joyce Tozier, 85, of New Market passed away June 8, 2017 at Sentara RMH Medical Center of Harrisonburg.

She was born Aug. 8, 1931 at Mexico, Maine and was daughter of the late Charles and Lila Long Conrad.

She retired from the Diamond Match Co. and was the widow of Glendon Tozier.

She is survived by a daughter, Glenna Violette of New Market; a son, Mark Tozier, five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Cremation arrangements were handled by Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.

A. Marvin Wilkin

A. Marvin Wilkin, of Bowie, Md. and previously of Woodstock, Va., passed away on April 16, 2017 at the age of 91.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gloria Wilkin, and his daughter, Karen Kutch.

He is survived by his daughter, Emma Lynott; his sister, Kathryn LeDane; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He proudly served his country during WWII as a corpsman, where he was instrumental in setting up military hospitals.

He continued to serve his community through multiple Masonic organizations, the Eastern Star and the American Legion.

Known to most as a barber, he was often found after hours at the local hospital and nursing homes, providing barber services to patients in need.

A memorial service, followed by Masonic Rites, will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Saumsville Christian Church, where he was recognized as Elder and Deacon Emeritus for Life for his many years of service. Repast to follow in the church Fellowship Hall after interment.

Donations may be made to the Masonic Home of Virginia, 500 Masonic Lane, Richmond VA 23223.

Carol T. Williamson

Carol T. Williamson, 72, of Woodstock, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Blue Ridge Hospice, Inc. in Winchester.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 122 East Court Street, Woodstock, Va. with the Rev. Michael Cadaret officiating.
Interment will be private.

Mrs. Williamson was born on Oct. 1, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pa. daughter of the late Edward Finnegan and Elizabeth Wildes Finnegan.

Surviving are her devoted husband of 50 years, David B. Williamson; one daughter, Kristin Iden and her husband Charles of Front Royal; two grandchildren, Andrew Iden and Finnegan Iden; one son, David E. Williamson; two sisters, Catherine Pompizzi and Gertrude Dooley; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A reception in celebration of Carol's life will be held immediately following the service in the parish hall.

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

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

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