Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Evelyn Anderson
Evelyn Louise Schutte Anderson, 74, of Strasburg, Va., passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at her home.
The funeral was held Saturday, June 8, at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, Va. The Rev. George Schutte officiated. Burial followed in Detrick Cemetery in Fort Valley, Va.
Mrs. Anderson was born March 30, 1939, in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Henry C. Schutte and Margaret Fitchett Gropper.
She retired from Giant Food and was a member of Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Winchester, Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Blanton Winship Anderson; son, Carl L. Jett III; and three grandchildren, Shane Cogswell, J.C. Jett and C.J. Jett.
Evelyn is survived by two daughters, Margaret D. McQuain and husband Dave of Strasburg, Va., and Sandra M. Anderson and husband Charles of Strasburg,Va.; two brothers, Rev. George Schutte of Richmond, Va., and Earl Schutte of North Carolina; grandchildren, Joe Carroll, Sonny Cogswell, Chas Anderson, Melissa Carroll, Allan Daly and Katelyn Jett; stepdaughter, Susan Pultz; stepson, Robert Woods; several step grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Sonny Cogswell, Chas Anderson, Allan Daly, Charlie Anderson, Dave McQuain, Robert Woods, Jim Reynolds and J.R. Woods.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Valley Volunteer Fire Department.
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Manuel Salazar
Manuel Salazar, 89, CPO USN (Ret.), died on Thursday, June 6, 2013, after a long illness.
Devoted husband, and loving father and grandfather, Manuel Salazar was a WWII veteran and served in the United States Navy for 20 years. He later served under six presidents in the White House after retiring from the Navy.
Mr. Salazar is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathleen Salazar; five children, Michael, Mark, Lynne, Marie and Kelly; and three grandsons, Michael, Matthew and Mark Salazar.
A private Mass was held at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church in Woodstock, Virginia, with interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
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LaReau A. Miller
LaReau Adele Miller, 81, of Edinburg, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center.
LaReau was born September 7, 1931, in Bradburg Heights, Maryland, the daughter of the late Albert L. and Dorothy B. Greer Moore.
She married Grayson E. Miller and worked as a press operator for a printing company.
In addition to her husband, LaReau is survived by daughter, Joann Fowler of New Market; two sons, Robert F. Miller of Forestville, and Donald P. Miller of Edinburg; two sisters; three brothers; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
LaReau was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and a brother.
Services for Mrs. Miller were private.
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James E. Racey
James Eugene Racey, 70, of Edinburg, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at home surrounded by his family.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, June 9, 2013, at St. Luke Cemetery in Woodstock, Va. The Rev. Freddie Helsley and the Rev. Howard Lutz officiated.
Jim was born on July 7, 1942, in Woodstock, Va., son of the late Kirby Lee and Leatha Hollar Racey.
He retired from Safeway Stores Inc., where he served as assistant manager and later traveled as a Safeway merchandiser. He was a member of St. Luke Brethren Church and taught Sunday school class for many years. He also served as deacon. He was an avid Redskin fan and enjoyed collecting M&M toys.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Jane Coffelt Racey; a daughter, Leigh Ann Davis and husband Bruce Davis of Mt. Jackson, Va.; a son, Chad Racey and wife Becky Racey of Luray, Va.; four grandchildren, Ashton and Jared Davis, Kaley and Ethan Racey; two step grandchildren, Bethany Ryder and Gary Lee Hilliard; a brother, Jerry Racey of Woodstock, Va.; and sister, Julie Reeves of Woodstock, Va.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Douglas and David Racey, both of Woodstock, Va.
Pallbearers were Bill Shrum, Richard Keller, Marvin Burner, Paul Racey, Galen Fadeley, Lewis Bromley, Mike George and Meredith Sine. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Safeway Breakfast Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Brethren Church Building Fund, 923 St. Luke Road, Woodstock, Va. 22664; or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, Va. 22601.
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Roger L. Ruby
Roger Lee Ruby, 69, passed away June 2, 2013, at his home in Burtonville, Md.
He was born in Woodstock on October 15, 1943, the son of Mary Lichliter Edmonds and the late Carl Ruby.
He was a member of the Christian New Comer Church, a graduate of Strasburg High School, a meat-cutter for Giant Food Stores and a Vietnam War veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Bea Ruby, and children of Burtonville, Md.; his mother and stepfather Dannie Edmonds of Toms Brook, Va.; three brothers, Ronnie Ruby of Strasburg, Jimmy Ruby of Spotsylvania, and David Edmonds of Maurertown; a sister, Candy Eppard of Mt. Jackson; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three daughters.
Services were held on June 6, 2013, at Stauffer Funeral Home, Mt. Airy, Md.

Martha J. Rice 

Martha Jo Rice, 70, of New Market, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at her home.

She was born April 2, 1943, in Washington,D.C., and was a daughter of the late Eulie and Hattie Thomas Rice.
Miss Rice was a retired secretary for the federal government.
Services were held Monday, June 10, with burial in the Oakland United Methodist Cemetery in Farnham, Va.
Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market and Jones-Ash Funeral Home in Rainswood handled the arrangements.

Harold Huffman
Harold “Sonny” Keyser Huffman, 81, of Woodstock, Va., passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock.
The funeral was held Monday, June 10, 2013, at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. The Rev. Richard Craver officiated. Burial, with military honors by Woodstock American Legion Post199, followed at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.
Sonny was born May 19, 1932, in Shenandoah County, Va., son of the late Amos Dewey Huffman and Lucy Mae Keyser of Page County, Va. He was also known as Sonny Sine.
Sonny served in the U.S. Military for 32 years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Dulles International Airport as a firefighter. He also worked at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Aileen Inc. and Wal-Mart as a security guard. He was a member of American Legion Post 199 and Woodstock Moose Lodge 575.
Sonny is survived by his companion of 20 years, Mary T. Sibert; three sons and two daughters, Dale Huffman and Debbie of Maurertown, Va., Darryl Huffman and Ellen of Strasburg, Va., Randy Huffman and Cheryl of Edinburg, Va., Connie Barnes and Bill of Strasburg, Va., Debbie Huffman Hale and Tim of Manassas, Va; two stepdaughters, Sue Haxton and Terry of Sumter, S.C., and Ronda and Cork Brown of Cascade, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.
He was an avid Nascar, Redskins and New York Yankee fan. He was also an avid hobbyist and enjoyed model trains, planes and cars.
Pallbearers were Dale Huffman, Darryl Huffman, Randy Huffman and grandsons, Michael Smoot, Ryan Huffman and Kyle Wetzel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Woodstock American Legion Post 199.
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Joyce A. Leviness
Joyce Ann Leviness, 56, of Grottoes, went to be with her heavenly father on June 6, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 30, 1957, in Harrisonburg and was a daughter of Carl E. Strickler Sr. of Broadway and the late Billie Jo Vincie Strickler.
She was a cashier manager at the Wal-Mart in Dayton.

She is survived by six sisters, Carolyn Simmons and husband Neil of Broadway, Wanda Snead and husband Sam of Washington, Va., Bernice Martinez of Dublin, Texas, Dorina Turner of New Market, Connie Blair and husband Charles of Winchester, Barbara Arey and husband Norman, of Broadway; three brothers; Carl E. Strickler Jr. and wife Tammy of Broadway, Garland M. Strickler of Broadway, Charles “Skeeter” Strickler and wife Kathy of New Market; a number of nieces and nephews; and her significant other, Robert Leviness.

Pastor Earl Painter and Sam Snead conducted a graveside service on Monday, June 10, at Mountain Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery near Broadway.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.

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Harold M. Moats
Harold Milton Moats, 65, of Rowlesburg, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at his home with family at his side.
He was born July 12, 1947, in Erwin, a son of the late Lee Roy Moats and Dora Agnes Moats.
Mr. Moats was a ticket agent for Greyhound for 15 years. He was a Pentecostal.
He is survived by his mother, Dora Moats of Rowlesburg; a daughter, Debbie Munaw, of Strasburg, Va.; three brothers, Samuel, Glen and Grover Moats, all of Winchester, Va.; several grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, David and Ranny Moats; a sister, Daisy Baker; paternal grandparents, Rebecca and Joseph Moats; and maternal grandparents, Isreal and Mary Moats
Friends may call at the Browning Funeral Home, Burke Chapel in Rowlesburg from 1-2pm
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Browning Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, in Rowlesburg, with Pastor Gary Palmer officiating. Interment followed in the Stemple Ridge Cemetery.

Cary W. Cather
Cary Wayne Cather, 71, of Front Royal, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in the Winchester Medical Center.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 12, at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating.
Interment followed in Panorama Memorial Gardens at Waterlick.
Mr. Cather was born in Front Royal, son of Hubert and Gladys Cather.
He retired from Berryville Graphics and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Juanita Cather; his loving daughter, Sherry Hudson and husband Jeff of Strasburg; four grandchildren, Jonathan Hudson, Joseph Hudson and wife Rachel, Mary Hudson and Molly Hudson; one brother, Robert Cather of Glen Allen; and three sisters, Joanne Terry of Front Royal, Kitty Cather of Utah and Bonnie Cather of Georgia. Mr. Cather was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Jonah H. Hudson.
Pallbearers were Jonathan Hudson, Joseph Hudson, Cory Michael, Cody Michael, Chris Roland and Coty Clowers.

Henry A. McBride
Henry Allen McBride, age 66, a resident of New Market, Va., passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, at his residence.
A graveside service for Mr. McBride was conducted Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Fishers Hill Cemetery with Pastor Keith Warren officiating.
He was born in Tazewell, Va., on January 18, 1947, a son of Homer and Sally Brooks McBride and had retired from Pilgrims Pride of Broadway.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Thornton McBride; and a son, Brad McBride.
Survivors include his daughter, April Orndorff of Strasburg, Va.; a grandson, Travis Coverstone; a stepdaughter, Becky Ward of Shady Spring, W.Va.; step grandchildren, Kim Alderson and Darrell Shipe; two brothers, James McBride of Montana, and Douglas McBride of Tazewell, Va.; a half sister, Charlene Monk of Tazewell, Va.
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Miles Portlock III
Miles Franklin Portlock III, 66, of Greenville, N.C., died June 5, 2013, at Vidant Inpatient Hospice.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Linda Krebs Portlock; his four children, Scot Christman of Fredericksburg, Rebecca Christman of Richmond, Kathryn Barrett of Milton, Fla., and Anne Phelps of Richmond; and his six grandchildren, Alyson, Kathryn and Andrew Christman, of Fredericksburg, Jacqueline Barrett of Milton, Fla., and Wyatt and Charley Phelps of Richmond. He is also survived by his sister, Victoria Thomas of Luray.

Miles was born on June 29, 1946, in Newport News, to Miles and Jacqueline Portlock. He grew up in Orkney Springs, assisting his family in running their resort hotel, now known as Mont. He was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Mount Jackson. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and earned numerous medals. He went on to become a successful private businessman in the freight industry. He retired in 2013 to settle in Greenville.

 He is best known for his love of music, of his dogs, of a good drive down a pretty country road, and for his innate ability to spin a fantastic yarn. He will be sorely missed.

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A memorial service will be held at the Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Orkney Springs on June 22, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675;

Jimmy D. Sawyer Funeral Director Licensee is serving the Portlock family.

Carl S. Freund 

Carl Steven Freund, 71, of New Market, formerly of Norfolk, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.

He was born at Norfolk on April 9, 1942, and was a retired electrical engineer for the federal government.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra Freund of New Market; a daughter, Stephanie Butler of Norfolk; three stepchildren, Valerie Hodgkiss of Suffolk, Andrea Herring of Chesapeake, and Andrew “Bud” Herring Jr. of Chesapeake; a brother, Alvin “Bubba” Burton of Chesapeake; and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements handled by Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.

Betty D. Ryan
Betty Dellinger Ryan, 82, of Goochland, passed away June 12, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Ryan, and is survived by her sons, Gene (Patricia) and Michael (Karen); four grandchildren, Patrick, Robert, Kristen, and Katlyn; and two great-grandchildren, Winston and William.
She will be missed by all.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Morning Star Lutheran Church, Mount Jackson, Va. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Nancy L. Curry
Nancy Lee Curry, 73, of Stephens City, died Monday, June 10, 2013, in Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center.
She was born July 26, 1939, in Winchester the daughter of Sewell Walter and Hilda Virginia Wolford Wilson.
She was married to Howard Eugene Curry Sr.
Mrs. Curry had been a substitute teacher with Frederick County Public Schools and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, Howard E. Curry Jr. of Stephens City, and Nick Randolph of Michigan; four daughters, Bonnie Smith and Angela Breeden, both of Charles Town, W.Va., Martha Hyre of Summit Point, W.Va., and Melisa Castallo-Harvey of Stephens City; a niece, Judy Cline of Clear Brook; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A sister, Elsie Chapman, is deceased.
A funeral service will be Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. in Christ Episcopal Church, Winchester, with the Rev. Webster S. Gibson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Gravel Springs Cemetery, Star Tannery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Howard E. Curry Sr., 5437 Main Street, Apt. 9, Stephens City, Va. 22655; or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, Va. 22601.
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Brian M. Bayliss
Brian Matthew Bayliss, 35, of Stephens City, Virginia, died Monday, June 10, 2013, in Winchester Medical Center.
Brian was born in 1978 in Woodstock, Virginia, the son of Bentley B. Bayliss of Winchester and Robin Dixon Bayliss of Stephens City, Virginia.
He was the owner and engineer of Red Velvet Recording in Winchester and the founder/drummer of the band Monolith. Brian was a graduate of James Wood High School, Class of 1996. He attended Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia.
Surviving with his parents are two sons, Collin Daniel Bayliss and London James Bayliss, both of Stephens City, Virginia; a brother, Eric James Bayliss and wife Renee, of Stephens City; a nephew, Phoenix Lazer Bayliss; and his grandmother, Emma Conner of Stephens City, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Franklin Conner, E.E. and Mary Bayliss; and his uncles, Hugh Dixon and Shotsie Bayliss.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for the Collin and London Bayliss Education Fund, to College America, c/o Tammy Cunningham, Bank of Clarke County, 202 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

Cornell Harpine
Cornell Edna “Cornie” Halterman Harpine, 91, of Quicksburg, passed away Friday afternoon, June 7, 2013, at the Life Care Center of New Market.

She was born April 16, 1922, in New Market and was a daughter of the late John Paul and Daisy Alice Drummond Halterman.
Mrs. Harpine was a retired cook, having been employed by the Shenandoah County School System and working at the former New Market High School and Stonewall Jackson High School. She had also been employed by the Johnny Appleseed Restaurant in New Market. She was a devoted member of the Solomon’s Lutheran Church in Forestville.

Cornell was the wife of the late Guy Harpine, who preceded her in death Oct. 27, 2010.
She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Coffman and husband Roland, of Quicksburg; a son, Roger Lee Harpine and wife Beulah, of Broadway; a grandson who was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Harpine, Jeffery E. Kagey and wife Roberta (Bo), of Timberville; an adopted daughter, Ann Tolliver and husband Robert, of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, as well as a half-sister, Ruth Hamilton of New Market.

 In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two sisters and a brother.

The Rev. Susan Lance conducted the funeral service Tuesday, June 11, at Solomon’s Lutheran Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Market Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 245, New Market, Va. 22844.

Mary L. Patterson
Mary Lucille Kerns Patterson, age 93, of Strasburg, passed away Tuesday evening at Lynn Care Center of Front Royal.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June15, 2013, at Stover Memorial Chapel, Strasburg, with the Rev. William N. Wade and Col. Michael Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester.
Mrs. Patterson was born May 30, 1920, in Capon Bridge, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Staton Garfield and Lydia Rose Keplinger Kerns.
She was a member of the United Brethren Church and worked for Double Day Printing for 10 years, and J.C. Penny and Leggett’s as a sales person for eight years.
She was the wife of the late James William Patterson.
Surviving are two sons, Ellis L. Patterson and wife Diane of Strasburg, and Ray W. Patterson and wife Libby of Middletown; a daughter, Kathryn P. Carroll and husband Gerald of Stephens City; a daughter-in-law, Betty H. Patterson of Strasburg; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles E. Patterson.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Christopher Carroll, Ret. Maj. Steven Paterson, Col. Michael Patterson, Jeff Patterson, Todd Patterson, Brad Patterson and Timothy Patterson.
The family will receive friends at Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg on Friday from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Reliance United Methodist Women, c/o Joyce Broy, Treasurer, N. River Rd., Middletown, Va. 22645.

Chrystal L. Fadeley 

Chrystal Lynn Fadeley, 44, of New Market, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at her residence.

Arrangements are being handled by the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.
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