Obituaries — Warren County

Virginia F. Arbogast

Virginia "Ginger" Faye Arbogast, 68, of Frederick County, died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at her home after a short battle of cancer, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Arbogast was born in 1947 in High Coal, W.Va., the daughter of the late Perry and Dolly Skeen.

She was a homemaker for her family. Ginger was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. However, her greatest joys included her grandchildren and the family gatherings.

Ginger married Samuel Arbogast on June 1, 1963.

Surviving with her husband are daughters Lesa Partlowe (Fred) of Stephens City and Tresa Arbogast (Gary Strawderman) of Winchester; sister Penny Waugh of Pocahontas County, W.Va.; brother Jerry Skeen of West Virginia; grandchildren Samantha, Brittainy, Justin, Jordan and Brooke; and great-grandchildren, Sierra, Taylor, Jayden, Tyler, and Logan.

A funeral service was conducted Wednesday, March 30, at Shenandoah Memorial Park Mausoleum. Entombment was in Shenandoah Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 1833 Plaza Drive, Winchester, VA 22601.

Monte D. Conner II

Monte Duane Conner II, 52, of Winchester, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016, at his home.

He was born April 12, 1963, in Winchester, the son of the late Monte D. Conner and Sylvia Patton Owens.

He attended Handley High School. Monte was an avid fisherman and had a passion for carpentry. He was a member of the Front Royal Elks Club and Stephens City Moose Lodge.

Along with his mother, Sylvia, of Front Royal, he is survived by his son, Ryan Thomas Conner, of Winchester; fiancÈ Debbie Jones Chadwell of Winchester; sisters, Kelly Lidard and husband Tracy of Stephens City; Stacey Jenkins, of Winchester and Julie Smith, of Wardensville, W.Va.; grandmother Rosemma Patton of Winchester; lifelong friends, Richard Chinchello, Joe Martin and David Jenkins, who was also his brother in law; ìadopted sons,î Dylan Loomis and Owen Woodward, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Wednesday, April 13, at Jones Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Peter R. Deighan

Peter Richard Deighan, 95, of Newton, N.J., died Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the home of his daughter in Front Royal.

Mr. Deighan was born Feb. 7, 1921 in Newark, N.J., the son of the late John Deighan and Grace Malcolm Deighan.

He was a postal carrier for the United States Postal Service and served in the Army, retiring after 23 years of service.

He married Johanna Jantsch on Oct. 9, 1957, in Germany.

Surviving with his wife are his daughter Charlotte Castro and her husband Chris of Front Royal; three sons, John Deighan and his wife Laine of Blacksburg, Joseph Deighan of New York City and Peter Deighan Jr. and his wife Nancy of Newton, N.J.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Peter's final request was that there be no memorial service.

Arrangements by Enders and Shirley Funeral Home, Stephens City.

Brian T. Fairis

Brian Todd Fairis, 43, of Stephens City, died Friday, April1, 2016, in the Winchester Medical Center after a courageous 11-year battle against cancer.

Mr. Fairis was born Oct. 3, 1972, in Kansas City, Mo., son of John Kenneth Fairis and Judith Ann Orndorff Fairis.

He was the manager driver sales for Premium Distributions of Virginia.

He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years with the 116th Brigade 29th Division in Woodstock. He was a combat veteran of Afghanistan 2004-05.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Winchester; life member of the VFW Post No.9760; Strasburg Moose Lodge; Elks Club of Winchester; and the American Legion Post No. 21.

He married Erica Birch Fairis on Feb. 28, 2004, in Winchester.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Cody Fairis and Tyler Fairis; two daughters, Alexa Fairis and Caitlyn Fairis, all of Stephens City; three sisters, Pamela Lindberg and her husband Doug of Danville, Ky., Patricia Harris and her husband Scott of Richmond, and Angela Hildreth and her husband Larry of Prince George; and several nephews and a niece.

His paternal grandparents, William and Ruby Fairis, and maternal grandparents, Franklin Orndorff and Mary Orndorff Krohn, all preceded him in death.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, April 5, at Enders and Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, with Mr. R. K. Shirley III officiating. Burial followed in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville.

Pallbearers were Jack Cunningham, Eric Davis, Chris Hilliard, Rob McDonald, Jim Sparks and Jason Testerman. Honorary pallbearer was Clay Turner.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Winchester Medical Center Cancer Center Campaign, 220 Campus Blvd., Suite 402, Winchester, VA 22601.

Leon H. Henry

Leon H. Henry, 77, of Front Royal, died on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2016, at Maddox Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Henry was born May 23, 1938, in Front Royal, son of the late Hildrey and Gladys Ramey Henry.

He retired from the Town of Front Royal as a backhoe operator. He enjoyed his time as a Little League coach, making many lasting friendships.

He was married to the late Dorothy Louise ìCharlieî (Brown) Henry.

Surviving are his three sons Jeffrey Leon Henry (Pattie), Timothy Eugene Henry (Donna) and Gregory William Henry (Faith), all of Front Royal; six grandchildren Amber Marie Henry Pingley, Kymberlee Dawn Henry, Jacob William Henry, Dakota Eugene Henry, Shyana Nicole-Louis Henry and Samantha Sours; and seven great-grandchildren Gracie Stillwell, Savannah Stillwell, Blayze Henry, Ryder Crabill, Gianna Pingley, Alanna Pingley and Izabella Vaught; and his faithful four-legged companion Ace.

Grace V. Malone

Grace Virginia Clark Malone, 102, of Winchester, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Evergreen Nursing Home in Winchester.

Mrs. Malone was born in 1913, in Frederick County, the daughter of the late Tovella and Margaret Clark.

She started her working career with Apple Candy Co. on Amherst Street, and then went to work at National Fruit for many years. Later on, she was the owner of Malone Grocery in Clear Brook.

Mrs. Malone was a member of Calvary Church of The Brethren where, she attended services most of her life. She was a member of ìSuper 60î at Rosedale Baptist Church and ìWomenís Workî at Calvary Church of the Brethren. She was very active in various church activities.

She was a past member of Clear Brook Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

She loved to tend to her garden and cook.

She married William H. Malone on Oct. 4, 1930, in Winchester. He preceded her in death on Sept.27, 1975.

Surviving are her daughter Lucille M. Shifflett and her husband Elwood of Stephenson; son Ray Malone and wife Sue of Falling Waters, W.Va.; grandchildren, Ronnie Malone, Brett Boyd and wife Sharon, Terry Boyd and wife Teresa, Sylvia Hollinger and husband Bruce; J.R. Malone and wife Tina, Melissa Hose and husband Roger; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and her sister Gertrude Clark Messick of Stephens City.

Two sisters, Dorothy Whitacre, Helen Racey and three brothers, Roy, Harry and Clifton Clark, preceded her in death.

A funeral service was conducted Monday, April 11, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, Winchester, with Pastors Chuck Davis and Edward Schraff officiating. Interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Stephens City.

Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Malone, Brett Boyd, Terry Boyd, Seth Boyd, Andrew Frey and Bruce Hollinger. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Lloyd, John Galloway, David Sunderlin, Roger Burkhart and David Owings.

Roby Orr

Roby "Doris" Orr, 86, of Front Royal, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Commonwealth Assisted Living Center.

Mrs. Orr was born on Oct. 21, 1929, in Roanoke, to the late Oscar Clayton Fisher and Lizzie Mae Johnson Fisher. She also is preceded in death by her husband, Francis Cleveland Orr.

She was a member of the Bethel community and a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter Christina Orr of Boyce; son Brian Orr of Toms Brook; granddaughter Lauren Post of Toms Brook; great-grandchildren Debrionna and Savannah; niece Marcia Trainer and her companion of 20 years, Latte the cat.

Inurnment for Mrs. Orr will take place at Panorama Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Lillian L. Ryman

Lillian Louise Ryman, 70, of Strasburg, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016, at her home.

Graveside rites were conducted Wednesday, April 6, in St. Stephenís Cemetery in Strasburg with the Rev. Deanna Boynton officiating. Burial followed.

Mrs. Ryman was born May 2, 1945, in Woodstock, and was a daughter of the late Elijah and Betty Glenna Orndorff Brill.

She was a member of Saint Stephenís Lutheran Church and a retired state employee.

Surviving is her husband, Daniel Curtis Ryman, whom she married May 2, 1986 at Saint Stephenís Lutheran Church. Also surviving are six children, Tammy Louise North and fiancÈ, Tim Davis, of Maurertown, Vickey Lee Lake of Front Royal, Julie Michelle Clowser and husband, Len, of Stephens City, Kenneth Wayne Hundley of Strasburg, Deborah Key Neff and husband, Ralph, of Strasburg and Curtis Lee Ryman and wife, April, of Strasburg; a sister, Ethel Ahlers and husband, Ed, of Toms Brook; a brother, Winston Brill and wife, Martha, of Strasburg; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Ryman home at anytime.

Memorials may be made to Winchester Medical Center, Cancer Center Foundation Office, 220 Campus Blvd., Suite 402A, Winchester, VA 22601 or American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, #300, Rockville, MD 20857.

Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

John A. Sampson

John "Johnny" Aubrei Sampson, 82, died peacefully in Winchester, on April 12, 2016, surrounded by loved ones.

John is survived by his companion of 24 years, Yvonne Bennett; sons Larry (and Susan) Sampson and Michael (and Krista) Bennett; and daughter Christina (and Jason) King.

He was preceded in death by his son John Allen Sampson (married to Michelle Sampson).

Johnny is survived by grandsons J.J., Michael, Noah and Carson; granddaughter Olivia and great-grandson ìLittleî John; and many other nieces and nephews.

Johnny was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Front Royal and was a lifelong resident of Virginia.

Johnny enjoyed a lifelong passion of car racing. As a youth, he became interested in stock-car racing and spent many years racing at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas and in Beltsville, Md. He retired from automobile painting and spent the last 20 years enjoying NASCAR with his grandchildren.

Johnny will be remembered as a compassionate man who brought happiness and laughter into the many lives he touched.

His family invites friends to join in a celebration of Johnnyís life at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Moose Lodge on John Marshall Highway, Front Royal.

Arrangements by Enders and Shirley Funeral Home, Stephens City.

Tommy R. Sedwick

Tommy Rex Sedwick, 63, of Somerset, Ky., died Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Cambridge, Md.

Tommy was born on July 12, 1952, in Harrisonburg, son of the late Rex Matthew Sedwick and Ruth Ardelia Jenkins Sedwick.

He was a retired truck driver with Phoenix Trucking and worked with his sisters for Sedwickís Tax Service in Baltimore.

Surviving are two daughters Jennifer Lynne ìJennyî Sedwick and Heather Brooke Mutscheller both of Somerset; two sisters Suzanne Sedwick McHenry of Baltimore and Pam Sedwick Foster of Front Royal; and the apple of his eye, his granddaughter Chelsea Elaine Sedwick.

Tommy was married to the late Kathy Elaine Hylton Sedwick.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Bethel Community Center, Totten Lane and Kendrick Ford Road, Front Royal. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your local church in Tommy's name.

Michael W. Vaughan Sr.

Michael "Mike" W. Vaughan Sr., 65, of Frederick County, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Vaughan was born in 1950 in Illinois, the son of the Ann Vaughn and Lacy and his wife Mary Ann Vaughn.

He was employed as a truck driver for more than 40 years.

Mike was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping whenever possible. He can forever be remembered for his love of family, collection of many, many things and unique sense of humor as well as always being a kid at heart. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He married Nancy Buracker on Sept. 28, 1997, in Stephens City.

Surviving with his wife are his daughter Bobbie Allen and her husband Curtis of Middletown; son Michael Vaughan Jr. of Stephenson; stepdaughter, Tonya Redmond and her husband John of Stephens City; stepsons John Neff Jr. and his wife Michelle, Joseph Neff and his wife Kim, all of Stephens City; three grandchildren; Veronnica, Victoria and Ariana; six stepgrandchildren, Chris, Justin, Trevor, Elisa, Emily and Levi; sisters Gail Ford and her husband Eric of Capon Bridge, W.Va., Lori Bassler and her husband John of Winchester; and his brother Jerry Vaughan of Capon Bridge.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Refuge United Methodist Church Stephens City. A memorial service will follow, with Pastor John Lock officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Refuge United Methodist Church Cemetery, Stephens City.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Omps Funeral Home, 1600 Amherst St., Winchester, VA 22601.

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