Obituaries — Warren County

Max A. Clatterbuck Sr.

Max A. Clatterbuck Sr., 89, of Winchester and formerly of Front Royal, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, in the Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 9, at Maddox Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Barry Burkholder and the Rev. Dr. Randall E. Webb. Interment followed in the Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester.

Mr. Clatterbuck was born in Page County, son of the late William Clatterbuck, Sr. and Eula Eppard Clatterbuck. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Potomac Edison after 33 dedicated years.

Mr. Clatterbuck was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church and formerly attended Nineveh and Buckton Presbyterian churches for many years. He loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed working in his vegetable and flower gardens. Other favorite activities were walking with his dogs and fishing. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Donna Clatterbuck; one son, Max A. Clatterbuck Jr. and wife Mary of Gore; one daughter, Debbie Brady of Stephenson; three stepsons, Raymond Sargent, Michael Sargent and Richard Sargent, all of Reliance; one stepdaughter, Janice Hottle of Stephens City; one sister, Doris Comer and husband Ralph of Newport News; three grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Barbara Comer Clatterbuck, his parents, one brother, three sisters, and son-in-law, Jack Brady.

Pallbearers were Randy Nelson, Al Cereghino, Ricky Comer, Douglas Comer, Eddie Zigler and Brian Ingram.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Ray L. Cooper

Ray Lewis Cooper, 85, of Front Royal, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in his home.

A funeral service was held Monday, July 11 at Maddox Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Michael Normoyle. Interment followed in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Cooper was born on April 11, 1931, in Warren County, son of the late Hezekiah Cooper and Alice Elizabeth Deavers Cooper. He owned and operated Cooperís IGA for many years.

Surviving are his loving wife Mary Elizabeth ìLizî Cooper; four children, Tom Cooper, Pam Tuthill, Robert Creekmur Jr., and Jim Lawson; five grandchildren, Sarah Nolan, Travis Cook, Kayla Creekmur, Rob Creekmur III, and Ebbie Creekmur; and four great-grandchildren, Kole Cook, Trey Creekmur, Kali Cook and Leslie Smith.

Pallbearers were Rob Creekmur, Travis Cook, Bob Tuthill, Rob Creekmur III, Jim Lawson and Charlie Plauger.

Ada J. Lewis

Ada Jean Lewis, 93, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Front Royal.

She was born Dec. 3, 1922, and was a daughter of the late August Karl Becker and Rose Marie Young Becker.

She served in U.S. Navy, during which time she met her husband, who also served.

She married William Howard Lewis, on Feb. 16, 1945, in Washington, D.C.

She was a loving homemaker.

She was a member of the Woodstock United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Lewis Deskins (Ronald) of Mount Jackson; five grandchildren ;and nine great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; her son, James Carey Lewis; a brother; and one grandchild.

Services will be private at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at

Victoria F. McDaniel

Victoria F. "Bee Bee" McDaniel, 73, of Front Royal, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Winchester.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal with Sammy Campbell officiating.

Burial followed at Panorama Memorial Gardens.

She was born Aug. 9, 1942, in Front Royal, to the late Ernest Smedley and Dorothy Preston, and has been a lifetime resident of Front Royal.

She was also preceded in death by her in-laws, Red and Granny McDaniel.

She was a graduate of John S. Mosby Academyís Class of 1960, a past president for the Warren Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, past president of the Front Royal Fire Department Auxiliary, past President of the Front Royal Jaycettes and past treasurer of the Delta Rho Sorority.

She was known to never refuse a request of help from friends, neighbors or the community.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Joe McDaniel; a sister, Brenda S. Ring (Larry) of Front Royal; a sister-in-law, Joan Curl (Bill) of Front Royal; nieces, Alice Mauck (Nathan) of Strasburg, Audra Bounds (Julius) of Cross Junction, Amber Ring of Front Royal and Julie Grove (Josh) of Front Royal; nephews, Abram Ring of Front Royal and Brad Curl (Tammy) of Front Royal; great nieces and nephews, Tyler Henry, Josiah and Jared Bounds, Christopher, Caleb and Cailyn Miller, Reagan and Gavin Grove, Ryan Curl and Preston and Cameron Mauck.

Also surviving are her special friends, her caregiver, Helen Heater, and her neighbor, Yen Chang.

The family received friends at Maddox Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 21.

Pallbearers were James Hafer, Lynn Armentrout, Nathan Mauck, Julius Bounds, Abram Ring, and Bill Wiseman.

Honorary pallbearers were Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Buddy Beverage, Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Frame, Harry Deavers, James Farrar, Charles Prince, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Shepherd, Lisa Welsted and Lori Breeden.

The family requests there be no flowers and memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601.

JoAnn Nuckols

JoAnn Nuckols, 68, of Dayton, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

She was born on Oct. 2, 1947, in Luray, and was a daughter of the late Morris Alfred Buracker and Catherine Louise Buracker.

She is survived by a daughter, Teresa A. Rice; five sisters, Bonnie Buracker, Anna May Gray and Betty Lou Turner, all of Staunton, Mary Catherine Burner of Luray, and Barbara Jean Knupp of Harrisonburg; three brothers, Larry Wayne Buracker of Bentonville, Robert Alfred Buracker of Madison, and Terry Fitzgerald Buracker of Luray.

A graveside service was conducted on Saturday, June 25, at the Mount Zion Church of the Brethren in Luray by the Rev. James Kite. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery.

Linda L. Nye

Linda Lou Nye, 52 of Strasburg, passed away at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She was born in Carlisle, Pa., the daughter of Darlene Nye, of Newville, Pa., and the late Lloyd Nye.

She worked as a commercial truck driver for Family Dollar Distribution for 12 years, then at Monoflo for three years.

Lindaís many hobbies included photography, metal detecting, sight-seeing, hiking, being outdoors and horseback riding. She loved her cats, making her various crafts (especially scrapbooking), going to flea markets, thrifting and yard sales.

Most of all, she enjoyed anything to do with history that she could drive to.

Surviving are her three sons, Charles, Clinton, and Colton Reed, all of Middletown; her grandson Isaiah Reed; her partner, Roy Reed; sisters, Kelly Nye of Perry County, Pa., and Jackie Nye of Newville; brothers, Tim Nye, of Newville, Bryan Nye (Linda McCrea Nye) of New Cumberland, Pa., and Mike Nye of Newville.

Along with her father, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Beatrice Gipe Nye, with whom she was very close.

A funeral service was held Monday evening, July 11, at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, Winchester.

Nevaline V. Strosnider

Nevaline ìNannieî Vincent Strosnider, 92, of Stephens City, died July 8, 2016, at Amerisist Assisted Living, Stephens City.

Nannie was born Oct. 16, 1923, to Giles W. and Jessie Baker Vincent and graduated from Stephens City High School, class of 1942.

She married Wilbur J. Strosnider in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3, 1942. Wilbur preceded her in death on April 9, 1994.

Surviving Nannie are her children, Donna (Robert) McFarland of Winchester, Ronald (Pam) Strosnider of Wardensville, W.Va., Dianne (Sam) Garber; daughter-in-law Mary Strosnider of Stephens City; sister June DeHaven of White Post; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Nannie was preceded in death by her son Leon W. Strosnider; one grandson, three great-grandchildren, brother Maurice Vincent and sisters Juanita Strosnider and Betty Anderson.

Nannie was a member of Salem Church of the Brethren and attended Refuge United Methodist Church in later years. She was a long-time employee of Henkel Harris and retired from G.E. in 1989.

Nannie's grandsons will be her pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 12, at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel with the Rev. Laetitia Schoeman officiating. Interment followed at Shenandoah Memorial Park Cemetery, Winchester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601.

lmer S. Williams

Elmer Samuel "Junior" Williams, 81, of Warren County, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in his daughterís home.

A funeral service was conducted Sunday, July 10, at Maddox Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Woods officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Family Cemetery at Chester Gap.

Junior was born on Sept. 14, 1934, in Front Royal, son of the late Samuel Elmer ìDickieî Williams and Anna Savella Cook Williams. He worked many years for the Royal Haven Rest Home in Front Royal.

Surviving are three sons, Wayne ìRoosterî Williams and fiancÈe Hilda, Christopher McIntosh and fiancÈe Sarah Hicks, all of Front Royal, and Sam McIntosh and wife Cynthia of Luray; three daughters, Tina Williams, Teresa Williams and husband Greg and Stacy Sullivan and husband Joe, all of Front Royal; one brother, Kenny Williams of Front Royal; two sisters, Mary Jean Campbell and Petsy Taylor, both of Front Royal; four grandchildren, Ashley Williams, Justin Williams, Terren Sullivan and Hunter McIntosh; eight step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, Kyleigh Williams; and longtime companion and friend Linda Andrews of Front Royal.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael McIntosh; and one grandson, Joseph Nathaniel Sullivan.

Pallbearers were Kenny Williams, Chris McIntosh, Sam McIntosh, Joe Sullivan, Justin Williams and Terren Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Williams, Chuckie Henry, Don Smelser and Bobby Rutherford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601.

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