OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Warren County


Rosalie V. Atkins


Rosalie Virginia Atkins, 85, of Flint Hill, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Lynn Care in Front Royal.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W. Main St., with Pastor Dan Rogers and the Rev. Jim Payne officiating. Burial followed in Flint Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Atkins was born on Nov. 23, 1930, in Fort Valley, to John D. Clem and Sylvia Fisher Clem.

She retired from the Aileen factory and was a member of Trinity Bretheren Church in Fort Valley. She also attended and served as organist for both the Flint Hill Baptist Church and the Blue Ridge Community Bible Church.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Isaac N. Atkins of Flint Hill: three children, Carol Elaine Johnson (C.B. Jr.) of Sperryville, David Nelson Atkins, Sr. (Penny) of Flint Hill, Cathy Ann Ballantyne (Scott) of Warrenton; six grandchildren, Mikayla Johnson, Ashley McNeely, Nicole Hanback (Tucker), David Nelson Atkins Jr. (Ashley), Jacob Ballantyne and Eric Ballantyne and one great-granddaughter, Harper Hanback.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers were John Vest, Douglas Nichols, Tucker Hanback, Eddie Williams, Jacob Ballantyne and Jim Didawick. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Markee, Bob Moore, David Nelson Atkins Jr., C.B. Johnson Jr., Eddie Noakes, Scott Ballantyne, Roger Atkins and Robert Miloslavich.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, Flint Hill Baptist Church or Blue Ridge Community Bible Church.



Arthur W. Beahm


Arthur Weldon Beahm, 98, of Oakland, Md., formerly of Front Royal and Charles Town, W.Va., died on Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Cherry Hill Assisted Living in Accident, Md.

He was born on Sept. 12, 1917, in Luray and was a son of Joseph Turner Beahm and Laura K. Young Beahm.

Mr. Beahm was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in the South Pacific aboard the USS Aulick during World War II. Prior to retirement, he served as pastor of Rileyville Assembly of God, Browntown Assembly of God, Bethel Assembly of God in Front Royal, Manning Assembly of God in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Hereford Assembly of God in Hereford, Md.

His parents and his wife, Marie Lee Beahm, preceded him in death.

He is survived by four sons, Clyde W. Beahm of Houston, Fred E. Beahm of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Norman A. Beahm of Charles Town, and A. Ray Beahm of Oakland, with whom he resided; one brother, Howard Lynwood Beahm of Luray; one sister, Louise Hill of Stanley; 12 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted Friday, July 29, at the Manning Assembly of God with pastors Wesley Beahm and Keith Edwards officiating. Burial with military honors was in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, Md. 21550.

Arrangements were handled by Newman Funeral Homes of Oakland, Md.



Bill M. Church Sr.


Bill Marvin Church Sr., 84, of North Wilkesboro, N.C., passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.

He was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Wilkes County, to Lawrence and Hazel Woody Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Rebecca Ellen Lynch Church.

Surviving are his wife, Danelle Meyerhoffer Church; son Billy Church Jr. of Front Royal; daughter Debra Church of Middletown; sister Betty Arnold of Florida; stepdaughter Jennifer C. Lentz of Wilkes County; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service, with military honors, was held Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Branch Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery in Three Churches, W.Va.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Miller Funeral Service in North Wilkesboro, N.C., handled arrangements.



Kenneth B. Fox


Kenneth Butler "Kenny" Fox, 61, of Bentonville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Warren Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Maddox Funeral Home, conducted by Pastor Carlton Rogers. Burial followed in Willis Chapel Cemetery in Huntly.

Kenny was born Nov. 28, 1954, son of Delmar G. Fox Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Butler Fox.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for Page County as a building official.

Surviving are his loving wife Rona Hall Fox of Bentonville; six brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Anne Fox, Delmar G. Fox Jr., Donna Lea Sargent, Debra Lynn Serreno, James Kevin Fox and Kyle Blakely Fox and their spouses; father-in-law Bob Hall; brothers- and sisters-in law Deborah Kay Williams, Donna Pete, Patty Ann Donley, Robert Laing, Kathleen Cassels, Charlie Boy Hall and Carol Ann Riffle; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and close family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a special nephew, Kirk Douglas Williams.

Pallbearers were Sammy Ramey, Larry Cassels, Jordan Bailey, Tyler McCoy, Bub Stoneberger, Tim Bowman-Deyarmin, Jarrett Fox and Kevin Fox.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert Laing, Charlie Boy Hall, Greg Vaught, James Granville Fox, Richard Sargent, Kyle Fox, Gene Airhart Jr. and John Shaffer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contibutions may be made to Rona Fox, P.O. Box 1057, Stephens City, VA 22655.



Priscilla S. Goodspeed


Priscilla Selena Goodspeed, 93, of Woodstock, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at Greenfield of Woodstock.

She moved to Woodstock in 1983 after retiring as secretary for 25 years at Melpar Corp. in Falls Church. She was a graduate of Fairfax High School.

She was born Oct. 16, 1922, in Fairfax County, a daughter of Samuel R. and Helen Jones Riggles.

She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene of Woodstock.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Samuel Butt Goodspeed and her son Tony Goodspeed.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Goodspeed of Front Royal and Linda G. Waldron of Woodstock; a son, Ronald Goodspeed of Front Royal; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held Friday, Aug. 19, at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock with the Rev. Banks Swanson officiating.

Burial followed at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.

Pallbearers were Carl Street Jr., Don Waldron, Samuel Street, Tony Goodspeed Jr., Jack Jenkins and Jonathan Pippen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Nazarene, 140 W. Reservoir Road, Woodstock, VA 22664.



Madelyne R. Harmon


Madelyne Rose Harmon, infant daughter of Henry Harmon and Kaytlin Jeffries of Browntown, went to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in the Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Bentonville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. C. Wayne Woodard officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Bentonville Baptist Church.

Surviving with her parents are her maternal grandparents, Christopher and Leslie Mathews of Bentonville, and Thomas and Diana Jeffries of Leesburg; paternal grandparents, Junior Harmon of Gerrardstown, W.Va., and Ethel Harmon of Front Royal; two sisters, Abigail Jeffries and Brookelyn Jeffries, both at home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, 89 Gooney Alley Road, Browntown, VA, 22610.

Arrangements were handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal.



Evelyn Jordan


Evelyn Jordan departed this earth on Aug. 4, 2016.

Evelyn was the daughter of Mary Virginia Roberts.

Evelyn was preceded in death by mother; her brothers, William (June) Roberts, Jr., and Roger Roberts Sr. Evelyn lived in Flint Hill until her adult life. More than 60 years ago she made her home in Harrisburg, Pa.

Arrangements by Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal.



Carol A. Martin


Carol Ann Martin, 73, of Arlington, passed away on Aug. 17, 2016 in Warren County.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Carol was born Dec. 6, 1942, in Washington, D.C., daughter of Thomas Gilhooley and Virginia Lee Martin Blackford.

She worked as an administrative assistant to the CEO of ESI, an international project management consulting firm. Carol loved singing, dancing and listening to all types of music. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and she enjoyed putting a smile on everyoneís face and truly enjoyed every aspect of life.

Surviving are sister Sharon L. Coyle and her husband John; three nieces, Karen Collins and husband Steve, Suzanne Coyle, and Pam Coyle and boyfriend Mark; nephew-in-law Rodney Wood; great nieces and nephews Bridgette, Hannah, Jesse, Stephen, and Emma; special friends, Robert and Tom; and many other close family and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother Allan Blackford; and her niece Jennifer Wood.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601.

Arrangements were handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal.



Dorothy W. Pinkerton


Dorothy Ellen Whitlock Pinkerton passed away Aug. 18, 2016.

Known as Dottie to her friends, she was the widow of Frank H. Pinkerton, who died July 28, 2010.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, Front Royal, with the Rev. Dr. Neal R. Davidson officiating. Burial followed at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal.

She was born July 27, 1922, in Philadelphia, a daughter of Raymond C. and Ellen (Bourrillion) Whitlock. Dorothy was active in her church, Good Shepherd Lutheran and for many years she served in the Warren Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and in R.S.V.P.

She liked knitting, reading, crossword puzzles and playing the piano. Dorothy also loved her various dogs, cats and her horse, Charlie.

Dorothy is survived by June (Drew) Arnold of Gore and Donna (Terry Schluchter) Woody of Elmore, Ohio, as well as three grandchildren, Thomas M. Dickinson Jr., Toni English and A. Travis Arnold; and four great-grandchildren, Iain and Colin Dickinson and Brandon and Sarah English.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Front Royal.

A special thank you to all who cared for her at Lynn Care, ICU and the emergency room of Warren Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements were handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal.



Maria B. Rodgers


Maria Elizabeth Baltimore Rodgers, 96, of The Bronx, N.Y., formerly of Front Royal, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at her home.

A Celebration of Life was conducted Saturday, Aug. 20, at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Woods presiding. Burial followed in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Rodgers was born in Front Royal on Nov. 26, 1919, a daughter of the Rev. Daniel and Eliza Gaskins Baltimore.

She enjoyed sewing, holidays, music and traveling with her son and his companion. She attended Warren County High School and received her master of arts degree from Fordham University. She moved to New York in the 1940s, where she taught fourth grade. She was Baptist by faith.

Mrs. Rodgers is survived by her son, Jerome Rodgers Jr. and his companion Marsha Patterson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rodgers was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Rodgers Sr.; her daughter, Deborah Rodgers; her brothers, Paul J. Baltimore Jr., Basil Baltimore, and Joseph Baltimore; her sisters, Eliza Pines, Edith Baltimore, Ethel Ingram and Ellen Conway.

Pallbearers were Clarence Baltimore, Lamont Carter, Victor Conway, Pete Carter, Angelo Conway, Rodney Conway and Troy Gaskins.



Dannie Southers III


Dannie "D.D." Southers III, 16, of Front Royal, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in the Warren Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Maddox Funeral Home, with Sammy Campbell officiating. Interment followed in the Ivy Hill Cemetery in Upperville.

D.D. was born on Aug. 22, 1999, in Leesburg, son of Dannie Calvin Southers Jr. and Kathy Lee Fewell Southers.

D.D. planned on completing 11th and 12th grade this year through the Brighter Futures program so he could graduate from Skyline High School with the Class of 2017. He will be truly missed by his family and many friends.

Surviving with his parents are his maternal grandmother, Shirley Davis of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; one brother, Andrew Edwards of Front Royal; six sisters, Angel Edwards, Kayla Southers, Abigail Southers, all of Front Royal, Valerie Proffitt of Boyce, Ashley Barthlow of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Samantha Robinson of Winchester; four brothers-in-law, Joe, Kip, Donald and Jody; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Owens, Mark Southers, Donald Proffitt, William Snyder, Kip Kanavel and Cody Kanavel.



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