OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Warren County


Tony E. Costello


Tony E. Costello, 45, of Front Royal, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Tony was born Feb. 4, 1972, in Front Royal to Robert E. Costello and Peggy Boyd Costello.

Surviving, along with his parents, are his wife, Christine Costello; six daughters, Kristen Costello, Tori King, Kailey Darr, Lindsey Costello, Nicole Costello and Camryn Jeremiah; son, Cody Greene; sister, Bridget Guercio; two brothers, Richie Johnson and Tucker Johnson; and three grandchildren all of Front Royal.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Front Royal Moose Lodge.

Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home.



Jean D. Holmberg


Jean Davis Holmberg, 58, of Front Royal, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Mrs. Holmberg was born Nov. 21, 1958 in Herndon.

Surviving are her husband, Gregory John Holmberg of Front Royal; and two sons, Zachary Holmberg of Winchester and Nicholas Holmberg of Front Royal.

Services will be private.

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



Melvin T. Manuel


Melvin Theodore Manuel, 78, of Stephens City, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Mr. Manuel was born in 1939 in Warren County and was a son of the late Irving Albert and Sadie Ray Manuel.

Melvin married Lillian Virginia Fox on April 29, 1987 in Frederick County, Virginia. Lillian preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2017. His first wife, Nancy Windle Manuel, preceded him in death in 2014.

Surviving are sons, Roger Manuel (Angie) of Wardensville, W.Va., Richard Manuel of Pensacola, Fla., and Jeffrey Manuel; stepsons, Calvin Dean Fox Jr. of Gore and Gary L. Fox of Stephens City; stepdaughter Linda Fox Marple of Stephens City; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Genevieve Kirby of Woodstock.

In addition to his parents and wives, Melvin was preceded in death by his son, Randy Manuel; stepdaughter, Pamela Kerns; and 11 siblings.

A funeral service was held Wednesday at Omps South Chapel, Winchester, with Pastor Chuck R. Davis Jr. officiating. Interment was in Shenandoah Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions in Melvin's name may be made to Calvary Church of the Brethren, 578 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, VA 22602.



Rita F. Merchant


Rita Fay Merchant, 60, of Front Royal, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Mrs. Merchant was born Feb. 27, 1957, in Front Royal and was a daughter of the late Giles Andrews and Catherine Fogle Andrews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Merchant; and sisters Patricia Andrews, Peggy Woodward and Billie Jean Andrews.

Survivors include her son Jeremy Kuser; daughter Melissa Cloude; two brothers, Ray Andrews and Rex Andrews; sister, Terry Franklin and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, with Sammy Campbell officiating. Burial followed in Panorama Memorial Gardens.



Owen L. Pangle


Owen Lee Pangle, 87, of Strasburg, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017.

Mr. Pangle was born Nov. 13, 1929, in Frederick County and was a son of the late Frank Lee and Ethel May Kline Pangle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Medford Pangle; his sister Delores Donald; and a brother who died in infancy.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Irene Pangle of Strasburg; his children, Sheryl Pifer and Cindy Avvenire, both of Strasburg; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Mr. Pangle will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Stover Memorial Chapel, 177 N. Holliday st., Strasburg, with the Rev. Kathleen Haynes officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Stover Funeral Home to assist the family with final expenses.



Robert J. Turner Jr.


Robert Jackson Turner Jr., 55, of Front Royal, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 24, 2017.
A homegoing celebration will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home with the Rev. John Stelzl presiding. Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.



Evelyn L. West


Evelyn Lucille "Lucy" West, 86, of Front Royal, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017.

Mrs. West was born Sept. 27, 1930, in Huntly and was a daughter of the late Alfred Williams and Ida Lucy Mills Williams.

She was married to the late James Fredrick West.

Surviving are two daughters, Debbi Cahill of Front Royal and Robin Dennis of Jackson, S.C.; two sons, Kevin Ricker of Chester Gap and Butch Ricker of Powhatan; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Sidney Elizabeth Williams Ritter, Rebecca Ricker, Lucy Williams, Emma Mills and Russell Williams.

A graveside service was held Tuesday in Willis Chapel Cemetery in Huntly, conducted by Sammy Campbell.

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



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