Obituaries — Warren County
Juanita T. Smith
Juanita T. Smith, 81, of Winchester, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in the Winchester Medical
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. at Shenandoah Memorial
Park in Winchester.
Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Vinton, daughter of Ollie and Ella Jennings Tuck.
She was co-owner and Vice-President of the Hilltop House in Winchester and a member of the
Greenwood United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband of sixty-one years Joseph C. Smith; one son Scott Smith and wife
Lisa of Winchester; one daughter Mitzi Signor and husband Larry of White Post; four grandchildren
Bradley Smith, Sarah Smith, Matthew Signor, and Travis Signor; and fi ve great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers were Larry Spaid, Matthew Signor, Travis Signor, Gene Perrero, Larry
Signor, Scott Smith and Bradley Smith.
Flowers will be accepted or you can make a memorial contribution to the Greenwood United
Methodist Church, 726 Greenwood Road, Winchester, Virginia 22602 or to the Greenwood Volunteer
Fire and Rescue, PO Box 3023, Winchester, VA 22604.
Arrangements were handled by Maddox Funeral Home.
Edith Shore Neelley
Edith Shore Neelley, 97, of Front Royal, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Blue Ridge Hospice, Winchester.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Front Royal United Methodist Church, 1 W. Main Street, Front Royal, conducted by Rev. Gary Heaton.
Mrs. Neelley was born May 16, 1915 in Rural Hall, N.C., a daughter of the late Nettie P. and Eugene B. Shore.
She grew up in Pleasant Garden, N.C., with two sisters, Helen and Mary Virginia and three brothers, Joseph, Elton and Clifford. She served as mother, wife and homemaker extraordinaire, raising her family in Glen Rock and Brookside, N.J., and Front Royal.
Edith was a volunteer with the Warren Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Front Royal United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius W. Neelley, Sr.
Surviving are her brother, Clifford E. Shore of Greensboro, N.C.; a daughter, Emma Jane Saxe and husband Jeffrey H. Saxe of Fairfax, Va.; two sons, Julius W. Neelley, Jr. of Palmyra, Va., and Stanley S. Neelley of Warren County; two grandsons, Benjamin Saxe and Daniel Saxe; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia, 22601.
Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home.
James Richard “Dick” Lee
James Richard “Dick” Lee, 60, of Front Royal, died on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at Winchester Medical Center.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home.
Mr. Lee was born Aug. 22, 1952, in Salisbury, Md., son of the late Sampson Dewey Lee and Margaret Laing Lee. He worked as a carpenter by trade.
Surviving are two children, Stephen Michael Lee of Front Royal and Shasta Haun and husband Tony of Front Royal; three grandchildren, Andrew Christian Lee, Madison Lynn Haun, and Megan Michelle Haun; two brothers, Charles Hiram Lee of Oklahoma and Carlton Dewey “Cork” Lee of Front Royal; and one sister, Lela Myrtle Halsey of Virginia Beach, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.
Richard Lee Jenkins
Richard Lee Jenkins, 60, of Front Royal, died on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at the Winchester Medical Center.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal conducted by Pastor Larry Andrews. Burial followed at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Jenkins was born Oct. 6, 1951, in Front Royal. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Jenkins; a brother Ronnie Jenkins; and a sister Brenda Dodson.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years Linda Sue Jenkins; four children, Christina M. Tharp and husband Michael Tharp, Angela Knight and husband Gary Knight, Amy Jenkins, and Buddy Jenkins; a brother Bobby Jenkins; and nine grandchildren. He was raised by Gilbert and Catherine Atkins who preceded him in death. His step-mother is Irene Jenkins. He had two step-brothers Bobby and Johnny Rector. He had a very special aunt and uncle Henley and Frances Brown. He had several aunts and uncles and cousins.
He worked at the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority for about 17 years. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Front Royal Moose Lodge, the Elks, and the American Legion.
Pallbearers were Dee Taylor, Skip Atkins, Gilbert Atkins, Jr., Caine Funk, John Lee, David York, David Strickler, and Eddie Atkins..
Honorary pallbearers were co-workers of Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, Eddie Alexander, Roger Fox, Cletus Jenkins, Eddie Powell, Jody Ruffner, and Paul Gribble.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662.
Denny Ray Smith
Denny Ray Smith, 49, of Front Royal, died on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Winchester Medical Center.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Valley Central UCC, 4610 Old Valley Pike, New Market, Va., conducted by Rev. James Burke.
Denny was born March 19, 1963, in Front Royal, son of the late Elmer Douglas Smith and Ruby Tuck Smith.
Surviving are his wife, Janet G. Smith of Quicksburg, Va.; three children, Jennifer Smith, Dakota Smith and Sara Smith, all of Front Royal; five sisters, Sandra S. Frazier of Front Royal, Melissa S. Blakesley of Stephens City, Sheila S. Bratton of Prince George Co., Va., Wanda S. Ruffner of Front Royal, and Bobbi S. Dellinger of Maurertown, Va.; one brother, Danny D. Smith of Front Royal; and five grandchildren, Heaven Ann Jenkins, Skylar Gibson, Brandon Gibson, Jacob Gibson, and Hunter Gibson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Denny Smith Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1504, Stephens City, VA 22655.
Arrangements were handled by Maddox Funeral Home.
Catherine Frances Niceley
Catherine Frances Niceley, 89, of Warren County, died on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at her home.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by Pastor Jack Wampler. Burial followed in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Niceley was born Dec. 3, 1922, in Charleston, S.C., daughter of the late Theodore and Lois Gosnell Pridmore.
She retired as a school secretary from Bradbury Heights Elementary School in Maryland. Mrs. Niceley was a member of Shenandoah Farms Baptist Church and volunteered as a quilter at Warren Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are her husband of 44 years, John Niceley; two daughters, Cathy Riston and husband Mark of Chesapeake Beach, MD, and Nancy Schooley and husband Bill of St. Leonard, Md.; three step-sons, Chris Niceley of Charleston, S.C., Bruce Niceley and wife Joan of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Ted Niceley and wife Becky of Albuquerque, N.M.; one brother, Charles Pridmore of Greenville, S.C.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601; Shenandoah Farms Baptist Church, 5852 Howellsville Road, Front Royal, VA 22630; or Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.