Obituaries — Warren County

Morris L. Brooks

Morris Lynwood Brooks, 76, of Adelphi, Md., formerly of Front Royal, passed away on July 12, 2017. He was the fourth of eight children born to James Russell and Hattie Walden Brooks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Russell "Buddy" Brooks Jr. and sister Peggy Marie Porter.

He leaves to cherish his memory his brothers Robert Brooks of Waldorf, Md., and Wayne Brooks of Front Royal; his sisters, Rosetta Mason of Winchester, Gloria Jean Campbell of Lorton and Betty Ann Miranda of Front Royal; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and nephews and a host of family members and friends.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, July 22, at Turner Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal.

Carla A. Edwards

Carla Ann Edwards, 53, of Luray, died on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at MontVue Nursing Home, Luray.

She was born on April 12, 1964, in Alexandria and was a daughter of Jerry Alton Harris of Luray and the late Linda Mae Wood Harris.

Surviving in addition to her father are her son Victor Allen Atwood of Bentonville; daughter Jenny Nicole Broyles of Luray; brother Jerry A. Harris Jr. of Idaho; and one grandson.

Cremation was handled by Harrisonburg Cremation Service, with arrangements by the Bradley Funeral Home, Luray.

Fredrick M. Emmons

Fredrick Morris Emmons, 88, of Front Royal and Cape Coral, Fla., died on July 20, 2017.

He grew up in Binghamton, N.Y., and he was preceded in death by his family: Ralph and Ellen (parents), Lewis, Mary (McElheron), William, Charles, Ann (Sr. Ellen John), Paul, Frank, Laura, and Roger.

His funeral was held Tuesday, July 25, at St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Front Royal, with burial at a later date in McLean, N.Y.

Arrangements were handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal.

Walter G. Harper

Walter Glenn Harper, 79, of Front Royal, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Commonwealth Assisted Living.

Mr. Harper was born on Dec. 21, 1937, in Alderson, W.Va., to the late Walter W. Harper and Edith Holt Hutchison.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Ann Harper; son William Owen Harper of Front Royal; two daughters, Jeanne Svejda of Chesterton, Ind., and Donna Gallagher of Woodbridge; sister Delores Burks of Fincastle and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Front Royal Baptist Temple, 25 W. 18th St. Burial will follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens.

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

Dr. Larry C. Haun

Dr. Larry C. Haun, 78, of Strasburg passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at Strasburg United Methodist Church with the Revs. John Haynes Jr. and Jack Morrison officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by Stover Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., Strasburg.

The Rev. Elda Lee D. Hoover

The Rev. Elda Lee "Sisie" Dofermire Hoover, 71, of Front Royal, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday morning, July 20, 2017.

The Rev. Hoover was born on Feb. 4, 1946, in Front Royal, and was a daughter of the late Carroll Amon Dofermire and Dovvie Elta Henry Dofermire.

Surviving are a daughter, Teresa Henry of Front Royal; two grandchildren; one great-grandson.

The Rev. Hoover was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

A homegoing service was held Sunday, July 23, at Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, with Sammy Campbell officiating. Interment followed in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17th floor, Chicago, IL 60601.

Roberta G. Runyon

Roberta Gibson Runyon, 63, of Front Royal, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, in Winchester.

Mrs. Runyon was born June 28, 1954, in Bethesda, Md., and was a daughter of the late George Gibson Titus and Janet Ramona Shipe Titus of Front Royal.

Surviving along with her mother are her husband Richard L. Runyon Sr. of Front Royal; son, Richard L. Runyon Jr. of Front Royal; two siblings, George H. Titus and Mary Donovan, both of Front Royal; and a nephew.

A memorial service was held Thursday, July 20, at Maddox Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, 207 Mosby Lane, Front Royal, VA 22630; Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave., Third Floor, New York City, N.Y. 10017; or to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22312.

Carmela Saraco

Carmela Saraco, 91, of Bentonville, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Mrs. Saraco was born Dec. 29, 1925, in Hackensack, N.J., and was a daughter of the late Antonio Saraco and Sylvia Ambruso. She was married to the late Daniel Osuna.

Surviving are her children JosÈ, Alberto, Sandra and Carlos; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and her sister Esther, a son-in-law and two daughters-in-law.

Services will be private.

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