Obituaries — Warren County

Johnney M. Brown

Johnney Mack Brown, 78, of Stephens City, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, May 13, 2016, at his home.

A celebration of life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal. A memorial service will begin at 8 p.m., conducted by Sammy Campbell.

Mr. Brown was born March 18, 1938, in Cortland, N.Y., son of the late Earl Joseph Brown Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth Alger Brown.

He retired as an independent roofing contractor.

Mr. Brown was a member of the Front Royal Moose Lodge and the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Phyllis Brown.

Surviving are his second wife, Sandra Brown of Stephens City; five children, Diana Odgers and husband Bob of Front Royal, Dennis Brown and wife Chris of Middletown, Jeff Brown of Manassas, Todd Brown and wife Karen of Stephens City, and Regina Chapman and husband Jim ìHillbillyî of Stephens City; two sisters, Geraldine Whittington of Front Royal and Eva Crocker of Maine; one brother, Carl Brown of Maine; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren (and one on the way); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents and first wife, Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his son John William Brown; sister Beverly Brown; and three brothers, James Brown, Earl Joseph Brown Jr. and Robert Brown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brown Family c/o City National Bank, 100 Elizabeth Dr., Stephens City, VA 22655.

Dora V. Butler

Dora Virginia Butler, 100, of Woodstock, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

A homegoing celebration will be conducted at noon today at Beulah Baptist Church in Markham, with the Rev. Douglas Gore presiding. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon at the church.

Burial will be held at noon Friday, May 20, in National Harmony Memorial Park, 7101 Sheriff Road, Hyattsville, MD 20785.

Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home of Front Royal is handling the arrangements.

Melissa C. Clayton

Melissa Caro Clayton, 55, of Front Royal, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Clayton was born in Chicago on Nov. 29, 1960, a daughter of George E. and Charlotte Drury Lowe.

She worked as a clerk for 7-Eleven. She was a loving wife, daughter and sister. She was an avid member of the Jack Russell Terrier Club, taking her dogs to shows and competitions.

Mrs. Clayton is survived by her husband, Walter Clayton; her father, George Lowe; and her sister Melanie Lowe of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Clayton was preceded in death by her mother, Charlotte Lowe

Services will be held at a later date.

Phyllis A. Leonard

Phyllis Anne Leonard, 78, of Stephens City, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016, at Winchester Medical Center.

A memorial Service will be held for her at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Greenway Spirit and Word Fellowship, 1275 Tasker Road, Stephens City, with Pastor Bob Vinyard officiating.

Phyllis was born on July 30, 1937, in Pennsylvania to the late John Donahue and Violet Potter.

She was a member of the Stephens City Senior Center and Greenway Spirit and Word Fellowship.

Survivors include two sons, James Patrick Leonard Jr. of Stephens City and John Edward Leonard Sr. of Linden; her daughter Doranne Theresa Leonard of Winchester; five grandchildren, James Patrick Leonard III, Stephanie Carlotta Leonard, John Edward Leonard Jr., Alexandria Melanie Leonard and Gabrielle Desiree Leonard and one great granddaughter, Lelia Annette Santos.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W. Main St., Front Royal, Virginia 22630, to help with expenses.

Norvell L. Mayo

Norvell "Smudgie" Lee Mayo, 84, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 in Elkton, Md.

She was born August 4, 1931, in Front Royal, daughter of Wyndham Lee and Margaret Frances Downing Lee.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Preston ìPatî Mayo, son Michael Mayo and niece Beverly Farrar Dudeck.

Mrs. Mayo is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Gay Mayo and James Rade; three grandchildren, Dale Lent of Mountain Top, Pa., Larry Lent and wife Michele of Elkton, Md., and Patricia Mayo of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; her sister, Carol Farrar of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; and nephew Wyndham Farrar of Arden, N.C.

Her family and friends, Frances, Joan, Chris and the family of Joe North will especially miss her story telling and the laughter she spread.

She will be buried with her beloved husband in Fort Lauderdale.

Arrangements were by Crouch Funeral Home, North East, Md.

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