Obituaries — Warren County

Betty W. Bailey

Betty "Jane" W. Bailey, 78, of Front Royal, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Warren Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Bailey was born in Chester Gap to the late Irvin and Betty Williams.

She was a lifelong resident of this area and graduated from the Washington High School class of 1955, Washington, Va. (the ìoldî high school).

She was a child care provider in her home and a member of the Front Royal Women of the Moose, Chapter 1194 and Willis Chapel United Methodist Church in Huntly.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Wanda Jane Bailey Long, her grandson Samuel David Long, her brother Nelson R. Williams and her sister Irene Harrison.

Survivors include her three sons, Archie David ìArchî Bailey III and Donald A. Bailey, both of Front Royal, Daniel M. Bailey of Chester Gap; sister Annie Mary Williams of Front Royal and grandson James Daniel Bailey of Chester Gap.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W. Main St., Front Royal. A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Willis Chapel Cemetery, Huntly.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation online at or 30 E. 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016 or to the Willis Chapel Cemetery Fund.

Arnold B. Christian

Arnold Bryan Christian, 71, of Front Royal, formerly of Manassas, passed away on Dec. 16, 2015, in Winchester Medical Center.
Services will be private.

Mr. Christian was born in Laurel, Md., on Dec. 4, 1944, a son of the late Burton and Sally Lou Arnold Christian.

He was a salesman at Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas for many years. He served in the Army from 1965 through 1966.

He was musically inclined, playing lead guitar, bass guitar, and the keyboard. He enjoyed playing country music.

Mr. Christian is survived by his wife, Rhea Yanick Christian; his four daughters; his brothers, Tilford Christian of Roanoke and Earl Christian of North Carolina; and his sisters, Minnie and Penny.

Charles E. Glass

Charles E. Glass, 90, passed away Jan. 9, 2016, at his home in Front Royal.

He leaves behind his wife of 72 years, Audrey (Brock) Glass; daughters, Cheryl Ford, Carole Henry, and Arleen Chapman; grandchildren, Michael Santorelli, Jenni Bower and Lori DePue; great-grandchildren, Justin, Caitlin, Patrick, Alyssa, and Mason.

Glass was born in Jamaica, N.Y. After graduating high school, he joined the Navy as a radioman, serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Monterey during World War II.

He was a land surveyor, property developer, aerial photographer, licensed sailing captain, pilot and ham radio operator.

He taught celestial navigation, and also enjoyed skiing, sailing, and playing his violin.

Services will be private.

Arrangements are being handled by Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville.

Ruth E. Harry

Ruth Eileen Harry, 84, of Front Royal, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in the Lynn Care Center in Front Royal.

Funeral services will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Mrs. Harry was born on February 6, 1931, in Edmonston, Md., daughter of the late Marshall Sword Painter and Marian M. Cooke Painter. Mrs. Harry was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Joseph Mark Harry Sr.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph Mark Harry Jr. of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Richard Harry of Fredericksburg; three daughters, Susan Beyer of Marion, N.C., Linda Hendricks of Wilmington, N.C., and Lorraine Rawlette of King George; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Arrangements by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal.

Betty Ann Hottel

Miss Betty Ann Hottel, 75, of Strasburg, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in the Intensive Care Unit at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, with her brother by her side.

She was born Feb. 29, 1940, at home in Stephens City, a daughter of the late Alpheus Park Hottel Sr. of Middletown, and the former Anna Frances Hopewell of Stephens City.

Betty was a member of the Strasburg Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her brother, Alpheus Park Hottel Jr. of Strasburg.

A memorial service was held Friday, Jan. 8, in the Stover Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David D. Howard officiating. Harp music was provided by the Rev. Allen G. Dec.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the organization of your choice.

Arrangements were handled by Stover Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., Strasburg.

Lorraine Hutcherson

Mrs. Lorraine Hutcherson, a longtime resident of the Washington, D.C., area, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

Born in 1926 to Benjamin and Lillian Deboe, Lorraine became a well-known tap dancer and performed throughout the D.C. metropolitan area in the late 1940s through the early 1960s. She performed on several USO tours.

Her best friends were Margie David, who was also a well-known tap dancer, and Henry David.

Lorraine attended Catholic parochial school and was an accomplished piano and organ player and Washington Redskins fan.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her loving husband Walter Hutcherson, her mother Lillian and her mother-in-law Elsie Hutcherson.

She will be remembered for her love of life, humor and kindness and will be sorely missed by her many friends and loved ones.

Lorraine will be buried at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, Md. and funeral services will be private.

Arrangements by Maddox funeral Home, Front Royal.

Helen E. Jenkins

Helen Elizabeth Jenkins, 76, of Front Royal, died on Monday, Jan.6, 2016, at her home.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 9, at Front Royal Church of the Nazarene, conducted by Pastors Steve Guizar and Samuel Blakely. Inurnment will be private.

Ms. Jenkins was born Oct. 1, 1939, in Charlottesville, daughter of the late James Vance Blakely and Refa Frances Rosalie Flick Blakely. She worked at Avtex for several years and also worked for Freedom Chapel Christian Academy as a monitor.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Elizabeth Ann Kuser. Surviving are two grandchildren, Ashley Herbaugh and Warren Kuser III; great-grandson Daniel Herbaugh; nine brothers and sisters, Lillie Eshelman, Pastor Samuel Blakely, Barbara Weatherholt, Connie Dendy, Linda Santmyers, Brenda Siegert, Henry Blakely, Karen Lauder and Mary Cunningham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jenkins Family, c/o Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W. Main St., Front Royal, VA 22630.

Mary P. Smith

Mary Pritchett Smith, 84, loving wife and mother, of Front Royal, passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by Pastor Danny Clegg. Burial followed in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was born April 10, 1931, in Flint Hill, daughter of the late Ernest Pritchett Sr. and Nellie Susan Lillard Pritchett.

She was a faithful member of Front Royal Baptist Temple.

Mrs. Smith was an avid bowler, and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband and friends.

Surviving are her husband James Edward Smith of Front Royal; daughter Vickie Elaine Smedley of Edinburg; five sisters, Edna Scott of Huntly, Doris Dawson , Joyce Parsons and Shirley Williams all of Front Royal, and Janet Lafferty of Stanley; half-sister Sandra Stocklinski of Front Royal; two grandchildren, Larry Douglas Travis of Dansville, N.Y., and Michelle Elizabeth Houghtaling of Winchester; two great-grandchildren Douglas Charles Travis and Tyler Alexander Travis; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her son Cpl. Larry E. Smedley, USMC; two brothers, Ernest Pritchett, Jr. and Robert Pritchett; and half sister Edna Whitworth.

Pallbearers were Richard Williams, Ed Rutze, Douglas Travis, Eddie Whitworth, Mark Smoot and Jack Clegg.

Honorary pallbearers were Paul Parsons and Kim Stocklinski.

Arthur O. Smoot Sr.

Arthur O. Smoot Sr., 94, of Flint Hill, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in his home.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the Washington Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Smoot was born on March 21, 1921, in Washington, Va., son of the late Thomas B. Smoot and Etta French Smoot. He was married on Aug. 8, 1939, to Goldie Anna Smoot. She passed away on May 22, 1999, after 59 years of marriage.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family of four sisters and eight brothers.

Mr. Smoot was a U. S. Air Force veteran having served during World War II.

He worked for many years until his retirement from Avtex Fibers Inc. Mr. Smoot remained active throughout his life.

He loved his family, friends, and the outdoors. His proudest project was when, at the age of 80, he decided to start a Christmas tree farm which he planted and maintained for 15 years.

Surviving are his four children who will cherish their wonderful memories of him, three sons Arthur O. Smoot Jr. and wife Faye of Front Royal, William F. Smoot of Culpeper and Gary Smoot and wife Lana of Fredericksburg; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Bywaters and husband Buddy of Flint Hill; eight grandchildren that he loved dearly, Jim Bywaters, Dasha Sealock, Scott Smoot, Lisa Smoot, Debbie Sisk, Krystal Smoot, Brandon Smoot, and Taylor Moore; three great-grandchildren Ashley Smoot, Anthony Smoot, and Ali Smoot, as well as a large extended family of relatives and friends that have fond memories of him.

Mr. Smoot was preceded in death by his beloved son Bobby Lee Smoot; grandson Christopher Lee Smoot; and daughter-in-law Frances Smoot.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Smoot, Gary Smoot, Scott Smoot, Sam Foreback, Charles Sutphin and Dale Welch.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Vierling, Donald Beahm, William Smoot and Stevie Sealock.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of oneís choice.

Michael A. Williams

Michael Albert Williams, a life-long resident of Front Royal and affectionately known as "Bubba" in a certain circle of friends, born on Dec. 17, 1958, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016.

Mike is survived by his parents S. Maynard Williams and Annie Mary "Ducky" Williams, his brother, I.M. "Stan" Williams, his sister, Melody Williams Canard, his niece, Abby Rose Canard all of Front Royal, as well as numerous cousins and friends.

Mike graduated from Warren County High School in 1977 and went on to be self-employed. Mike was an accomplished and talented wood worker and there wasnít a small engine around that he couldnít fix or a lawn he wouldnít take care of.

In addition to being an avid Redskins fan, Mike was a member of the Moose Lodge #829 and BPOE #2382. Mike looked forward to the week at the Tappahannock every year.

Mike was the most kind and tender-hearted person you ever knew, always there when you called and would never say no to anyone. He might not have always had a lot to say but you could always depend on getting that tilted head, sideways grin and a chuckle.

A celebration of life with the family will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal. Interment will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home.

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