Obituaries — Warren County

Robert L. Adams

Robert Lewis Adams, 64, of Stephens City, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his home.

He was born Aug. 31, 1952, in Norwalk, Conn., and was a son of Marjorie Schaefer Adams of Vero Beach, Fla. and the late E. Lewis Adams.

Surviving, along with his mother, are his goddaughters Sarah N. Via of Winchester and Cassidy Lindsay of Virginia Beach; sister Marcia Gerbi Adams of Rome, Italy; and godgranddaughter Brooklynn Via.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 27, at Marlow Heights Baptist Church in Front Royal with the Rev. Jim Bunce officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Marlow Heights Baptist Church, 517 Braxton Road, Front Royal, VA 22630; or the Humane Society of Warren County, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630.

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

Patricia A. Beissel

Patricia Alexander Beissel, 67, of Front Royal, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Pat was born Nov. 2, 1949, in Front Royal, daughter of Robert Alexander Sr. and Mary Hawkins Alexander.

Surviving are her husband James "Jim" Beissel; two sons, Richard Newpher and Bryan Newpher; two stepsons, James Beissel and Craig Beissel; one stepdaughter, Christine Weaver; one sister, Brenda Alexander; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 7, at Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal. Inurnment followed in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Flowers were accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1833 Plaza Drive, Winchester, VA 22601.

Dorothy J. Brent

Dorothy Jeanette Brent, 87, died June 1, 2017, in Manassas.

Jeanette was born Feb. 25, 1930, in Front Royal. The daughter of Arthur Rixey Smith and Emma Lina Soules Smith.

Jeanette is survived by her two sons, David James Brent of Manassas and Wayne Samuel Brent of Chantilly, three grandchildren, and one sister, Loretta Joan Ascencio of Silver Spring, Md.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James W. ìJimî Brent, five sisters; Rose LeHew, OíNeal Foglesong, Elizabeth White, Evelyn Olinger and Margaret Ann Leap, and three brothers; Wilson Smith, Robert Smith, Arthur Smith Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church with interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Pastor Dr. Steven Whetzel will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church, 1230 Firehouse Drive, Louisa, VA 23093.

Arrangements are being handled by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.

Frank E. Donovan

Frank E. "Tucker" Donovan, 69, of Strasburg, passed away May 30, 2017.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 6, at Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal. Burial followed in Panorama Memorial Gardens.

Donnie R. Owens

Donnie Ray Owens, 60, of Front Royal, passed away on May 28, 2017. He was the son of Thomas and Bucie Owens.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Owens of Front Royal; children, Donnie R. Owens Jr. of N. Charleston, SC, Ashley Nicole Owens of Castleton, Jake Thomas Owens of Front Royal, Dawn Marie Owens of Frederick, Md., Pam Sue Owens of Winchester and Sam Fields of Winchester; his siblings, Georgia Ray Owens LaMendola of Maryland, Sidney Owens of Virginia, Bunny Tumblin of Front Royal, Billy Tumblin of Colorado, Marie Anderson of South Carolina, and Sylvia T. Edwards of Winchester; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Stephen Owens; his sister, Lillie Mae Owens Strovall; and his brother, Jimmy Owens.

Services were held at the funeral home on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment followed in Marshall Cemetery, Marshall.

Arrangements were handled by Royston Funeral Home, Marshall.

Jean B. Rock

Jean Brown Rock, 96, of Bentonville, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Mrs. Rock was born on Nov. 21, 1920, to the late Carson L. Brown and Ercell Fristoe Brown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Bernell L. Rock.

She is survived by several cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal, with the Rev. Ralph H. Crabill officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bentonville Baptist Church, 2537 Stonewall Jackson Hwy., Bentonville, VA 22610; Limeton United Methodist Church, 9 Limeton Main St., Bentonville, VA 22610; or the South Warren Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, 3330 Stonewall Jackson Hwy., Bentonville, VA 22610.

Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal.

William J. Sutherly

William Junior Sutherly, 80, of Front Royal, died May 29, 2017.

He was born March 16, 1937, in Boyce, son of William L and Ida P. (Marple) Sutherly.

On April 14, 1990, he married Shelby Sutherly, who survives.

In addition to his wife, William is survived by two sisters, Wanda Shoemaker of Edinburg and Sue Good of Mathias, W.Va.

William was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herman and Mark Sutherly; and two sisters, Ruth Shell and Hilda Indellini.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., 4th Floor, Winchester, VA 22601.

Arrangements are being handled by The Bradley Funeral Home Inc., Luray.

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