Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Phyllis L. Wertz

Phyllis Lindamood Wertz, 84, of Savannah, Georgia, and widow of the Rev. L. Allan Wertz Jr., died Monday afternoon, November 18, 2013, at Memorial University Medical Center.
Born in Mount Jackson, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Lemuel Auby Lindamood and the late Catherine Lavina Miller Lindamood.

Mrs. Wertz was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. She was a former dedicated member of Faith Lutheran Church for 26 years, where her husband, Allan, served as pastor for 19 years. While at Faith, she was a member of the WELCA, head of the Christian Education and a Sunday school teacher. She was educated in Washington, D.C., and Shenandoah County, where she graduated from Triplett High School and was crowned “Miss Triplett 1946.” Phyllis earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from James Madison University. She was a retired elementary school teacher having taught in the Shenandoah County, Virginia School District, the Morristown, Tennessee City Schools, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Day School in Savannah. Mrs. Wertz was a longtime member of the Savannah-area Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

In addition to her husband of 45 years and her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons-in-law, Marlon Scott Green and Robert William “Bob” Boyden.

Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Ann Wertz Green of Savannah, Georgia, Mary Catherine Wertz Shearouse of Bluffton, South Carolina, and Sarah Elizabeth “Libby” Wertz Boyden of Savannah, Georgia; three granddaughters, Ansley Catherine Shearouse, Brittany Elizabeth Boyden and Megan Wertz Boyden; her sister-in-law, Dr. Mary Ann Shealy and her husband, Jim, of Gilbert, South Carolina; her brother-in-law, the Rev. John E. Wertz and his wife, Cheryl, of Irmo, South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Thursday, November 21, at Messiah Lutheran Church. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, in the Mt. Jackson Cemetery in Mount Jackson, Virginia.
Remembrances: The Rev. L. Allan Wertz Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 4201 North Main Street, Columbia, S.C. 29203.

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Gamble Funeral Service of Savannah handled arrangements.

Keith V. Harpine

Keith V. Harpine, 62, of New Market, died on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center.

Keith was born at Harrisonburg on June 26, 1951, and was a son of the late Pasco and Louise Silvious Harpine.

He was a lifelong resident of New Market and retired from Pilgrim’s Pride earlier this year.

He is survived by his brother, Richard Harpine of New Market.

Pastor Glen Turner conducted a graveside service on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, New Market.

Arrangements were handled by Theis Funeral Chapel, New Market.

H. Guthrie Allen Jr.

H. Guthrie Allen Jr. passed away on Nov. 15, 2013, a resident of Bridgewater Home.

He was born in Lewisburg, W.Va., on Dec. 13, 1932, the son of the Rev. H.G. and Elizabeth Robinson Allen.

Guthrie graduated from Glade Spring High School and Darlington School of Rome, Ga.

He received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Virginia Tech in 1955.

 Guthrie worked for the Harrisonburg Telephone Company, which later became the Continental Telephone Company, from 1955-1972 in various capacities, ultimately serving as comptroller and assistant secretary/treasurer. From 1972 until his retirement in 1995, he served as director of personnel for James Madison University. He was a member and ordained Deacon and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg.

In 1961, Guthrie married the former Peggy Mosteller Crockett of Strasburg. They were blessed with two daughters, both of whom adored their dad. Daughter, Ann Harrity Shawver and her husband, Jeff, reside in Roanoke, Va., and are the parents of Eric and Matthew Shawver, both of whom reside in Charlotte, N.C. Daughter, Sarah Ladd and children, Mia and Owen, reside in Edwards, Colo. A son-in-law, Bobby Ladd, resides in Edwards, Colo. Guthrie was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Elizabeth Allen Morley. He is survived by a niece, Elizabeth King Morley of Raleigh, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Guthrie Allen Scholarship Fund, James Madison University Foundation Inc., DNTN, MSC 8501, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. This fund will provide financial support of educational pursuits to young men and women who epitomize Guthrie’s fine qualities.

Despite his physical limitations, Guthrie always approached life with great optimism, never complaining about his difficulties.

The burial will be private. A worship service celebrating Guthrie’s life and resurrection was held on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church on Court Square in Harrisonburg with Dr. Kyle Key officiating.

Arrangements were handled by McMullen Funeral Home of Harrisonburg.

Mark D. Miller

Mark Daniel Miller, 48, of Strasburg, went to be with his Lord on Monday, November 11, 2013, at the University of Maryland, Rehab Center, in Baltimore, Md.

Mark was born March 8, 1965, in Front Royal, Va., son of Elaine Lesher Neff and the late Joseph William Miller.
He was a graduate of Handley High School and entered the U.S. Army after graduation.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy M. Miller of Toms Brook, Va.; and his son, Ryan Miller of Martinsburg, W.Va. He is also survived by his brothers, Paul J. Miller of Toms Brook, Va., Patrick S. Keckley of Jamestown, Tenn.; a sister, Beth Catala of Roanoke, Va.; and his stepfather, Robert A. Neff.

Mark enjoyed building model cars, drawing and was an avid reader. He also enjoyed doing small automobile body repair and he especially loved his ferret, Slinky. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the choir and loved their covered dish dinners and the members of the church.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Dixie M. Hiser

Dixie Marie (Cummins) Hiser, 93, of Woodstock, died Monday, November 11, 2013, at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home.
Dixie was born August 7, 1920, in Elkin, Illinois, daughter of the late John and Sadiee (Abraham) Cummins.

She was a graduate of the Calborn School of Music in Columbus, Ohio, and was teaching in Zanesville, Ohio, when she met (Rusty) J. Ronald Hiser, a graduate of Shepard College in West Virginia. They married July 8, 1941. They had two sons, Gary Ronald and Douglas Alan.

Rusty and Dixie were soul mates for 57 years when he passed.

Dixie was an Eastern Star member for more than 60 years and was a retiree from Aileen Fashions.

During WWII, she did her duty by making eyeglasses and life rafts. She loved nature, cooking, baking, her garden and her family and friends. Over the years, she lived in many places including Maryland, West Virginia and Florida.

She is survived by daughters-in-law, Diana Hiser (Gary), and Sande Lutz; grandchildren, Kelly, Freddie, Rea, Elisha (Cybl), Eric, Tema and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Katlin, Sommer, Nevaeh, Eric II, Natalie, Gabriel, P.J., Azriel, Galileo, Anaya, and Raphael; sister-in-law, Pat Cummins; and many other friends and family, especially Judy and Shirley.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Gary and Douglas; and brother, John Cummins.

A memorial graveside service, officiated by the Rev. Howard Lutz, was conducted Saturday, November 16, at Massanutten Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Shenandoah Unit, P.O. Box 321, Woodstock, Va. 22664.
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Josiane C. Stanley

Josiane Cecilia Stanley, 66, a resident of Strasburg, Va., passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock.
Services for Mrs. Stanley will be conducted privately at a later date.

She was born in New York on March 4, 1947, a daughter of the late Rufus Edmond and Cecilia Presti Sweet.
She was a member of numerous quilters guilds and was an avid rug hooker and knitter.

Survivors include her loving husband, Daniel Calvin Stanley Jr. of Strasburg, Va.; children, Daniel Stanley of Patterson, N.Y., and Aaron Stanley of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandson, Edward Stanley; and a sister, Colette Savage of Hawaii.

Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of memorial contributions to Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, 268 Landfill Rd., Edinburg, Va. 22824.

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Gregory McDonald Sr.

Gregory John McDonald Sr., age 51, of Strasburg passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013, at his home.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 22, at the New Market Seventh-day Adventist Church, 62 W. Lee Hwy., New Market, with Pastor Buz Menhardt officiating.

Mr. McDonald was born February 15, 1962, in France, a son of the late Donnie L. and Constance “Connie” Norris McDonald. He was a member of New Market Seventh-day Adventist Church, the NSSA (North-South Skirmish Association), was retired from VDOT with 23 years of service and served in the United States Army.

Surviving are his wife, Lisa Ann Clem McDonald; four sons, Gregory J. McDonald Jr., Stephen L. McDonald, Timothy E. McDonald, all of Woodstock, and Riley J. McDonald of Strasburg; two stepchildren, Jason Rush and wife Dana of Fort Valley, and Jami Toman and husband Billy of Strasburg; two brothers, Don L. McDonald Jr. of Edinburg, and James McDonald and wife Christine McDonald of Edinburg; two sisters, C. Elaine Reedy and husband James of Strasburg, and Denise Hamous and husband Steve of Inwood, W.Va.; and 10 grandchildren, Dakota McDonald, Virginia McDonald, Hattie McDonald, Dixie McDonald, Hayden McDonald, Jackson McDonald, Logyn Rush, Lincoln Rush, Luci Toman and Colby Toman.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, Inc., 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601.

The family is in the care of Stover Funeral Home.

Hugh M. Hisey

Hugh passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

He was born in Woodstock, Va., the son of the late Carrie and Hugh Hisey.
Hugh was a U.S. Army veteran and he worked at Anchor Motor Freight for 20 years until 1990. He loved to watch baseball.

Hugh is survived by his children, Jennifer C. Hisey, Earl Richards and Susan D. Richards; his grandchildren, Shawn Richards and Philip Williams; and his former wife, Florence Richards.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 19, in the chapel at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Del.

The family suggests contributions in Hugh’s memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, 702 B. Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Del. 19805.

Chester V. Stewart

Chester Victor Stewart, 80, of Davidsonville, Md., and previously of Timberville, Va., died Nov. 9, 2013.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1933, in Lost City, W.Va., to the late Sterling Stewart and Ethel Stewart Wilt.

He was a member of the 1953 graduating class of Mathias High School in Mathias, W.Va. He enlisted in the U. S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1953-1955.
Chester was preceded in death by his former wife, Patricia Harter Taliaferro.

He is survived by his wife, Esperanza Stewart of Holiday, Fla.; three sons, Rodney Stewart of Fredericksburg, Va., Leslie Stewart of Grottoes, Va., and Bradley Stewart of Fayetteville, W.Va.; two daughters, Pamela Sperry of New Market, Va., and Regina Hubble of Westminster, Md.; one brother, Ralph Stewart of Bergton, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Whitney Miller, Jarris Sperry, Natasha Fry, Erin, Cara and Courtney Stewart, Drew and Hailey Hubble, and Martin and Theodore Stewart; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Bladensburg, Md., on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army.

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Michael A. Crider

Michael Anthony Crider, 48, of Butler, Tennessee, died Sunday, November 17, 2013, in Tennessee.

Mr. Crider was born August 16, 1965, in Woodstock, son of the late Richard Dyerle Crider Sr. and Edna May Byram Crider.

He is survived by two sisters, Tina Tinsman of Butler Tennessee, and Carolyn Kimble of Jacksonville, Florida; and a brother, Richard Crider II of Berryville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Arbogast.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 22, at 1 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson with the Rev. Louie Shafer officiating. Burial will follow at Hudson Cross Roads Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Glen Crider, Roger Arbogast, Jr., Donald Hutton, Donald Jenkins, Chanler Hicks and Johnny Miller.

Memorial contributions may be made to Michael Crider Burial Fund, c/o Dellinger Funeral Home, P.O. 63, Mt. Jackson, Va. 22842.

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Anna L. Price

Anna Lee Price, 87, of Woodstock, Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.

A graveside service was held Monday, Nov. 18, at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock. The Rev. Charles Symons officiated.

Mrs. Price was born May 9, 1926, in Edinburg, Va., daughter of the late Paul S. Kagey and Willie V. Fadeley Kagey of Edinburg.

She was a graduate of Edinburg High School and formerly worked at Western Auto and Rocking R. Hardware in Woodstock. She was a member of Woodstock Presbyterian Church and was a member and first president of Woodstock American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John H. Pierce; a son, Donald K. Pierce; a daughter, Denise A. Broy; and a granddaughter, Natalie Pierce.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley D. Price; a son, Dick Pierce and wife Annette of Timberville, Va.; a daughter, Susan D. Crider and husband Aaron of Woodstock; a sister, Hilda Coffelt of Woodstock; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodstock Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 142 E. Court St., Woodstock, Va. 22664.

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Tracy W. Fitchett

Tracy William Fitchett, 43, of Fort Valley, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013, at his home.

A memorial service was held Monday, November 18, at Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Bill Fitchett officiated. Burial will be at a later date at Isaiah Clem Cemetery in Fort Valley.
Tracy was born February 19, 1970, in Fort Valley, son of George P. Fitchett of Fort Valley and the late Linda Clem Fitchett.

Surviving, along with his father, is his stepmother, Nancy Fitchett; children, Derrik Turner, Hannah Turner and Makaela Turner, all of Woodstock; sister, Tammy Rae Hall of Vernon Hill, Va.; and grandmother, Pauline Fitchett of Fort Valley. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lucy Turner; and his grandmother, Brucie Clem.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tracy Fitchett Funeral Fund, 157 N. Main Street, Woodstock, Va. 22664.

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Judith Woodward

Judith Marie Woodward, 68, of Winchester, Virginia, died November 17, 2013, in the Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center, Winchester, Virginia.
Ms. Woodward was born November 28, 1944, in Ft. Reno, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Robert Valentine Woodward and Erma Mason Carder.

She was a homemaker, member of the Brethren church and an avid hospice volunteer.

Surviving are one brother, Robert Lee Woodward; two sons, Jeffry Lynn Washbourne and Troy Allen Washbourne and wife Lauren Smith-Washbourne, all of Strasburg, Virginia; a daughter, Kimberley Dawn Washbourne of Winchester, Virginia; and 10 grandchildren. Her daughter, Tracy Shannon Washbourne, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held on November 23, at 4 p.m. at Enders and Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Stephens City, Virginia, with Pastor Jay Ahlemann officiating. Burial will be private.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff and Troy Washbourne.

Memorial contributions may be made to Enders and Shirley Funeral home, memo: Judith Woodward Fund, P.O. Box 757, Stephens City, Va. 22655.

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Edna Kibler

Edna Elva Mongold Kibler, age 82, of Moorefield, W.Va., passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 19, 2013, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, W.Va.
Born Sept. 28, 1931, in Hardy County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ashby David Mongold and Ollie Alice (Wolfe) Mongold.

Two brothers, a sister, and a grandson, SPC Brian M. “Bucky” Anderson, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Margaret (Kenny) Anderson of Harrisonburg, Va., and Gelia (Gordon) Ours of Moorefield, W.Va.; a son, Ronnie Perron of Edinburg, Va.; a sister, Nellie Miller of Moorefield, W.Va.; and six grandchildren, Andy (Jen) Anderson, Jenny Anderson, Matt Perron, Katie Perron, Katherine Ours and James Timbrook.
Ms. Kibler has been cremated and services will be held at a later date.

Condolences to the family may be left at Ms. Kibler’s obituary at .

Arrangements are under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to the SPC Brian M. Anderson Scholarship Fund, c/o RESI, 100 Mount Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg, Va. 22802.

Amanda A. Haley

Amanda Arlene Haley, 24, of Fulks Run, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

She was born Jan. 20, 1989, and was the daughter of David Nolden Haley I of Mount Jackson and Olenia Kay Haley of Fairfax.

Surviving, in addition to her mother and father, are two brothers, David Haley II of Harrisonburg and Jesse Haley of Harrisonburg; and three sisters, Cassie Anderson of Mount Jackson, Shranda Arietta of Ashburn and Shaina Lam of Mount Solon. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Amanda was known for her loving and generous spirit.

Even in death, her giving continues as her donation of organs has given two people the gift of sight.

Arrangements were handled by Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

A private memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.

Trey M. Campbell

Trey Michael Campbell, 23, of Boyce, Virginia, died Friday, November 15, 2013, in the Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal, Virginia.
Mr. Campbell was born August 18, 1990, in Winchester, Virginia, son of Steve Llennaddell Campbell and Darlene Buckley Weir.

He was a member of Burnt Factory United Methodist Church.
Trey was a special young man with many endearing qualities including a special smile. He brought joy to all he met and who met him. Trey overcame so many obstacles in his life but continued to smile.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Jim, of Boyce, Va.; four brothers, Todd, Travis, and Trevor Campbell, all of Wagoner, Okla., and Tyler Campbell of Winchester, Va.; a stepsister, Lisa Weir of Maryland; two stepbrothers, Jamie Weir of Strasburg, Va., and Randy Weir of Stephens City, Va.; and a step grandfather, H.R. Weir of Boyce, Va. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Robert Buckley Jr., Mamie Buckley, Carol Fowler and Warren Fowler.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013, at Enders and Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601, in memory of his grandmother, Mamie Buckley.

Sarah E. Mooney

Sarah Elizabeth Mooney, 83, of Mt. Jackson, died at home Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

Mrs. Mooney was born February 6, 1930, in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Frank Paul and Nellie Estelle Robinson Jones.

She was a graduate of McKinley Tech High School in Washington, D.C. And St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Mrs. Mooney retired after 18-1/2 years with C. and P. Telephone Company in Washington, D.C.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas Mooney and a son Steven Meredith Kirk.

Mrs. Mooney is survived by a daughter, Lynell Nelson of Germantown, Maryland; a son, John Kirk of Mt. Jackson; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many cousins.

Graveside services will be at Solomon’s Island Methodist Cemetery in Solomons Island, Maryland.

The family will receive friends Friday, November 22, from 7-8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

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Dwight E. Freed

Dwight Edwin Freed, 62, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Freed was born Dec. 19, 1950, in Virginia and was the son of Thelma Delawder Adams of New Market and the late Robert E. Freed.
Mr. Freed was a saved Christian who loved helping others. He loved his grandchildren and family.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Mary Eckard; three grandchildren, Alyssa Dofflemyer, Melissa Dofflemyer and Ryan Dofflemyer; a brother, Alvin Freed; and three sisters, Helen Washington, Pammy Bowman and Andrea Bowman.

Pastor Ken Dolan conducted a graveside service Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in the mausoleum.

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Anna L. Slaughter

Anna Louise Slaughter, a resident of Stephens City, Va., passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service for Mrs. Slaughter will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Stover Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lorenzo Hill and Pastor Henry G. Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery, Front Royal.

She was the daughter of the late Matthew Allen and Betty Elizabeth Scott Strother.

She was a member of Esbie Baptist Church in Strasburg and retired from Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home, where she worked as the recreation director with 48 years of service.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Matthew Allen Strother Jr., Kenneth Strother, Shirley Edward Strother, Timothy Strother and Joseph F. Strother.

Survivors include her beloved husband Curtis Lee Slaughter of Stephens City, Va.; her siblings, Fred B. Strother of Strasburg, Va.; Billy Allen Strother of North Carolina, Inez B. Brown of Washington, D.C., Richard F. Strother and Randolph S. Strother, both of Strasburg, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be nephews of Mrs. Slaughter.

The family will receive friends at Stover Funeral Home on Saturday one hour prior to service.

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Dorothy Germroth

Dorothy went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

Dorothy was born to George and Minnie Wheeler on Sept. 5, 1923, in Poland, Ohio. She was the youngest of eight children.
Dorothy graduated from Penn Township High School in Penn Township, Pa., where she later worked as a secretary.

She married Calvin Germroth in 1946 and remained married for 64 years.

 Dorothy was a homemaker and raised five children. She enjoyed golfing, family activities and her involvement with the Broadway Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin, and granddaughter, Krystal.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Donna Blaser (Wayne) of Bradenton, Fla.; and sons, Jerry (Vicky) of Woodstock, Va., Ted (Debbie) of Kingsport, Tenn., Rick (Bonnie) of Herndon, Va., and Jeff (Gretchyn) of Broadway, Va. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pastor Connie Dorn and Dr. Wayne Blaser will conduct a memorial service at Broadway Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Broadway Presbyterian Women’s Association.

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David L. Orndorff

David Lee Orndorff, age 67, a resident of Strasburg, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013, at his residence.

A memorial service for Mr. Orndorff was conducted Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Stover Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Aaron Fitch officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery.
He was born on September 9, 1946, in Washington, D.C., a son of Mildred Mowery Orndorff and the late Curtis Walter “Mike” Orndorff.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, member of Shenandoah American Legion Post 77 in Strasburg, Strasburg Moose Lodge 403, Middletown Hunt Club and a former employee of Valley Milk Products in Strasburg. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael “Buck” Orndorff.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne E. Gemmill Orndorff of Strasburg; children, William M. “Billy” Orndorff of Toms Brook, and Chris Orndorff of Strasburg; his mother, Mildred M. Orndorff of Strasburg; grandchildren, Ashleigh Orndorff of Strasburg, and Brittany Orndorff of Grottoes; and two great- grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hites Chapel, c/o Rhea Orndorff, 283 High Street, Middletown, Va. 22645; or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601.
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Linda K. Lamb

Linda Kay Lamb, 60, of Front Royal, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Warren Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service for family and friends was held on Friday, November 15, at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by Sammy Campbell.

Linda was born December 30, 1952, in Warren County, Va., daughter of the late John William “Johnnie” Kerns Sr. and Maude Minnix Kerns.
She retired from Vaxcom.

Surviving are her husband, Edward R. “Bo” Lamb Jr. of Front Royal; two sons, Richard “Ricky” Campbell Jr. and wife Denise, and Raymond “Billy” Campbell and wife Tonya, all of Front Royal; four stepchildren, Bobby Lamb and wife Teresa of Front Royal, Brenda Ryman of Strasburg, Melissa Cameron of Winchester, and Carolyn Williams of Front Royal; three sisters, Yvonne Smedley, Shirley Dillon and Sandra Williams, all of Front Royal; three brothers, Raymond Kerns and George Kerns of Front Royal, and Norman Kerns of Cross Junction; 16 grandchildren; great-grandson Michael Ryan Ramey, with whom she shared a special bond, and six other special great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Campbell; one sister, Phyllis Ann Brown; and one brother, John W. Kerns Jr.

Burnice Steward

Burnice “June” Hodson Steward, age 68, a resident of Strasburg, Va., passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Blue Ridge Hospice In Patient Care Center, Winchester.
A funeral service for Mrs. Steward will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Stover Memorial Chapel with Pastor Larry Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Springs Cemetery, Star Tannery, Va.

She was born in Shenandoah County, Va., on May 8, 1945, a daughter of the late Edward Hubert and Bessie LaFollet Hodson.
She was retired from International Automotive Components in Strasburg and was the widow of the late James Lee Steward.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Nichole Voron; and siblings, Norman Hodson, Kenneth Hodson and Rosemary Rutz.

Survivors include her children, Teresa Riggleman of Winchester, Va., Melisa Spiggle and husband Joe of Edinburg, Va., James E. Steward and wife Joyce of Little Washington, Va., and Jason Steward and wife Amanda of Strasburg, Va.; grandchildren, Kevin Hollingsworth Jr., Tonya Hollingsworth, Thomas Hollingsworth, Tiffany Steele, Zachary Steward, Brealyn Steward, Tyler Steward, and Xander Steward; step grandchildren, Joseph Spiggle and Skyler Riley; two step great-grandchildren; siblings, Elizabeth Harmon of Strasburg, Va., Linwood Hodson, Shirley Orndorff both of Toms Brook, Va., and Russell Hodson of Woodstock, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601.

Jerry W. Miller

Jerry Wayne Miller, 69, of Enterprise, Oregon (formerly of Jerome, Virginia), died on November 9, 2013.
He was born April 3, 1944, to the late Howard P. and Mary Belle Miller.

Jerry is survived by his wife Bernadine; his siblings, Brenda Litten (H. David), Ronald Miller (Catherine), Steven (Jeanne) and Crystal Miller; brother-in-law, Gary Obenchain; daughter, Lisa Croom (Ron); grandchildren, Mia, Lydia and Cliff Croom; along with many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Jerry was predeceased by his wife Cheryl; son Jay; sister Susan Obenchain; and nephew Brian Litten.

Jerry was a meat cutter most of his adult life. He owned and operated a Mobile Slaughter Unit in Western Oregon and processed wild game for customers for many years. He was an avid hunter and most of “the kill” was made into full-size mounts. When he wasn’t hunting he spent countless hours in his workshop making birdhouses, barns and doll houses for his customers.

A memorial service, officiated by the Rev. William Balance, will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4109 Jerome Road, Edinburg, Virginia. The family will meet with friends immediately following the service. Inurnment will be private.

Memorial donations to the church would be greatly appreciated.
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