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PAGE NEWS AND COURIER OBITUARIES 1940-1949 Part 1

Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Jan 1940
Death of CHARLES L. ALESHIRE (I)
            Charles L. Aleshire, aged 80 years, 3 months and 29 days, passed away on Friday, January 26, at his home on the “Boom” after an illness of several weeks.
            Mr. Aleshire was an honest and upright Christian man… He spent his entire life in Page County and was ever willing to lend a helping hand to his fellowman.
            He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mrs. Eliza Campbell, and four sons: L.L. Aleshire, and Roland Aleshire, of Stanley, Va.; Eugene Aleshire, of Berwyn, Md., and Hollis Aleshire, of Charles Town, W.Va. A number of step-children also survive. Among whom are Mrs. Milton Cave, Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes, Mrs. Sadie Jenkins, Mrs. Howard Jenkins, Mrs. Homer Buracker, Mrs. Bertha Jenkins and Everett and Frank Campbell, all of Luray.
            The funeral was conducted from the Bethlehem Church by Elder H.F. Sours and interment took place in the family graveyard at Pine Grove.                                                        
Page News & Courier, 6 Feb 1940
CHARLES TRENTON ALESHIRE (II)
(Contributed)
            Charles Trenton Aleshire was born at the Old Aleshire homestead four miles East of Stanley September 27, 1859 and died at the home of his step son, Everett Campbell in East Luray, January 26, 1940, aged 80 years and 3 months and 29 days.
            He was the son of the late Joseph Aleshire. He had been in failing health for several years though his death was unexpected. He was thought to be recovering from an attack of grip when he suddenly expired from a heart attack. He spent his entire life in Page County and was an industrious hard working man, honest and kind hearted and well liked by all who knew him. He was employed for many years by the late John L. Koontz, of Stanley until about twenty years ago when he moved from his old home and relocated in the Mt. Zion Church neighborhood. He had since been employed by A.J. Yowell and others until about a year ago when his health failed. He and his wife moved with his stepson to East Luray where he was tenderly cared for by his children and step children. Mrs. Aleshire, who has been quite ill for sometime, remains about the same.
            He was thrice married, his first wife was Elizabeth Burrill, of Stanley, his second, Maria Hughes, of Cavetown, and his third, Eliza Jane Campbell.
            He is survived by his widow and four sons, Luther L. and Roland Aleshire, of Stanley, Eugene Aleshire, or Berwyn and Hollis Aleshire, of Charles Town, W.Va., and a number of step children and grandchildren.
            … funeral was held from Bethlehem church at Mauck on Sunday at 11:00… Interment took place in the graveyard by the side of his parents, near the sport of his nativity.                                                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Feb 1940
CHARLES TRENTON ALESHIRE (III)
(Contributed)
            Charles Trenton Aleshire, son of Mary Aleshire, daughter of Jacob Aleshire, was born in Aleshire Hollow near Stanley, September 27, 1859.
            His mother was never married and he was the only child. His mother preceded him in death nearly thirty five years ago.
            Charles Trenton was thrice married. His first wife was Mary Elizabeth Vires. To this union was born seven sons- Galeon Aleshire, who died very young; Garfield Aleshire, who died when very young also and Martin Luther Aleshire of Stanley; Eugene Augustus Aleshire of Berywn, Md.; Rolandus Aleshire, also of Stanley, and Holus Trenton Aleshire, of Charles Town, W.Va. Another son died in infancy. His second wife was Mona Hughes, of Cave Town. To this union was born one son who died in infancy and his third wife was Liza Jane Campbell Richards.
            He leaves to mourn his loss his four sons, Martin Luther Aleshire, of Stanley; Eugene Augustus Aleshire, of Berywn, Md.; Rolandus Aleshire, also of Stanley and Holus Trenton, of Charles Town, W.Va. Besides his sons he leaves eight step-children, Dora Cave, Lizzie Hughes Campbell, Frank Campbell, Edna Buracker Campbell, Sadie Jenkins Campbell, and Bertha Jenkins Campbell and Everett Campbell. Twenty one grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.                                                    
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Feb 1940
Death of MRS. CHARLES ALESHIRE
            Mrs. Eliza R. Aleshire, wife of the late Charlie Aleshire, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, at the home of her son, Everett Campbell, near Fairview. Mrs. Aleshire had been in failing health for sometime but her last illness was only about seven weeks. She passed away at the age of 73 years. She was a native of Page County and was the daughter of N.A. Richard and Eliza E. Bradley. Her first husband was George Campbell, also of this county.
            She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Nolan Jenkins, Mrs. Prevy Jenkins, Mrs. Howard Jenkins, Mrs. Elizabeth Buracker, Mrs. Homer Buracker, Mrs. Milton Cave, Frank and Everett Campbell, all of this county and Hubert Campbell, deceased. Mrs. Nancy Cloud, a sister, also survives. Mr. Aleshire passed away about a month ago. The funeral services were held yesterday, February 22, with services at 2:30 p.m. in the Church of the Brethren in Luray. Rev. Henry C. Eller was in charge of the services.                                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Jun 1942
MRS. IDA B. ALESHIRE Dies
            The death of Mrs. Ida B. Aleshire, a beloved citizen of near Stanley, on Friday morning of last week was received with deep regret by her many friends. Mrs. Aleshire had been in failing health for the past four months…
            The deceased was born January 12th, 1875 in Page county, northwest of Stanley, Va. She was the daughter of the late John W. and Julie Price Good and spent her entire life near Stanley. On May 11th, 1893 she married M.D. Aleshire, known to all his many friends as “Dock.” Mr. Aleshire is a successful farmer and highly respected by all who know him. To this union were born four children, three of whom are deceased. They are, Mrs. Dessie Foltz, who died in 1919, Lester Aleshire, who died in 1932, and Russell Aleshire, who died in 1927, all of Stanley. The living son, Luther F. Aleshire, is also of Stanley. Besides her husband and son she is survived by four grandchildren, Auburn Foltz, Mrs. Virginia Knight, Mrs. Ollie Aleshire and Carl Aleshire and five great-grandchildren. There is a surviving sister, Mrs. Minnie Blooser, of Stanley. Her brother, Thomas Good, of Alma, is deceased…
            Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 in the Adventist Church at Stanley with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating. The burial was in the Adventist Cemetery.        
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Mar 1942
(MRS. MATTIE E. ALESHIRE)
            Death claimed Mrs. John B. (Mattie E.) Aleshire, beloved resident of the Massanutton section of this county on Wednesday morning of this week following following a short illness brought on by a stroke of paralysis. She was 79 years, 7 months and 6 days of age at the time of her death. Funeral services will take place today at 11 a.m. at the Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating.
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            The passing of "Miss Mat" as she was affectionately called...
            She was a faithful and active member of the Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church until her death...
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            She was born in Page County on August 12, 1862, the daughter of Samuel and Mary Coffman Miller, deceased, who lived at the old Miller homeplace at Mill Creek now called the Isaac Bowers place. She attended the schols of Page County and shortly thereafter married John B. Aleshire, of the Massanutten section, who passed this life in 1930. She spent all her life in Page County.
            She is survived by one son, Samuel R. Aleshire, of the Massanutten section with whom she made her home. One son, Harry L. Aleshire, is deceased. Surviving grandchildren are Mrs. Earl (Loraine) Holsinger, of McGaheysville, H. Scott Aleshire, of Roanoke and Reuben Lee Aleshire, of Abingdon, VA. There are four great grandchildren.
            One sister, Mrs. I.N. Bowers, of Mill Creek, survives her. Deceased brothers and sisters are David F. Miller, father of Grove C. Miller, of Luray; William A. Miller, Peter Miller, and Mrs. Marcellus (Betty) Gay.
            Last rites will take place this morning at 11 a.m. at the Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating. Interment will take place in the Aleshire cemetery about one mile above Leaksville...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Nov 1940
Death of ASHBY LEE ALGER
            Ashby Lee Alger, age 66 years, died at his home near Newport early Saturday morning of last week. Mr. Alger had been ill with pneumonia for only about five days before his death.
            The deceased was born near Honeyville, the son of the late Emanuel and Ara Ann Cubbage Alger. He resided in Honeyville until about a year ago when he moved to the Newport  neighborhood. Mr. Alger has always been known as an energetic and hard-working man. As a member of the Brethren Church he was an active member the bettwe part of his life. Miss Ida Good became his wife many years ago and to this union was born one son, who died while very young. Mrs. Alger preceded her husband in death 8 years ago.
            Last rites for the deceased took place Sunday, November 17th, at 2:00 p.m. at Leak’s Chapel. Rev. E.L. Cave officiated with Rev. Ausby Cubbage assisting.
            The deceased is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Marcella and William Alger, both of Orange, and Rosa, Maggie, Daisy and Annie Lee, all of Madison County. Two brothers are deceased.                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 Jun 1943
HOMER RAY ALGER Drowns In Creek
            Homer Ray Alger, 22, son of Mrs. Carrie Alger, of Luray, was drowned on Saturday, about 12:30 p.m., in a branch of the Hawksbill Creek on the N.H. Clark farm south of Luray.
            Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 at the Mt. Zion Brethren Church with Rev. Henry C. Eller officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
            The deceased boy, who had been living with his sister, Mrs. Lynn Cave of Luray, left her home about 11:30 Saturday saying that he was going for a swim. About 1:00 p.m. a group of young boys from Luray, who also were going swimming, found Alger's clothes on the bank of the creek by saw no one around. One of the boys dived into the water and said her saw a body in the deeper section, said to be about nine feet deep. They immediately notified the police who arrived in short order. John Cowan, of Front Roayl, brought the body to the surface and artificial respiration was applied for more than an hour without reviving him.
            Homer Ray Alger was born in Stanley, Va. on August 18, 1920. He attended the Stanley High School and about a year ago went to work at the Virginia Oak Tannery, Inc.
            Besides his mother, he is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Neva Alger and Mrs. Lynn (Vergie Bell) Cave of Luray and one brother, Jacob Alger, also of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Feb 1945
JOHN WILLIAM ALGER Dies
            Last rites were held Sunday for John William (“Mack”) Alger, 72, who passed away last Friday noon at his home on the Redgate Road about two miles above Kiblinger’s Store. He had been in ill health for sometime.
            Mr. Alger was a son of the late William Harvey Alger and Catherine Pettit Alger and was born on January 4, 1873.
            The deceased leaves his wife, who before marriage was Miss Tessie Weakley, and two brothers: Early Alger and James H. Alger, of Stanley, and a sister, Mrs. James Woodward, of Madison County. Deceased members of the family are Mrs. Perry Housden, Dave Alger and Mrs. Sudie Sisk.
            Interment was in a cemetery near his late home Sunday with short services at 3:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Jun 1941
Death of LLOYD ALGER
            Lloyd Earl Alger, 37, died in the University Hospital in Charlottesville on Friday, June 6th, about 4:00 p.m. following an illness of about six months. Mr. Alger, who had taken treatment at the Page Memorial Hospital and also in Reading, Pa., had been in the University Hospital for two weeks, where it was hoped his condition would improve.
            The deceased was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Alger and the late Adam Alger. He was born near Rileyville and attended the Big Spring School. About 15 years ago he left Page County and located in Reading, Pa., where he became employed at a mill where railroad cars are made...
            Last rites were held on Sunday, June 8th, at Leak's Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., with interment in the Leak's Chapel cemetery. Rev. F.T. Fulcher, of Rileyville, officiated.
            Besides his mother he is survived by two brothers, Carl and Floyd Alger, who born reside in Page County. One brother, Carson, died about 14 years ago...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 Aug 1940
Death of Florence Alger                     (MATTIE FLORENCE ALGER)
            Mattie Florence Alger, of near Newport, born January 15, 1881, departed this life, August 10, 1940, aged 59 years, 6 months and 25 days.
            She was united in Holy Matrimony to Noah W. Alger, January 20, 1902. To this union were born 12 children, of which eight survive namely, Mrs. Frank (Martha) Eberheart, of Gettysburg, Pa.; Mrs. Charles (Viola) Jenkins, Luray; Isaac and Irvin Alger, of Aliquippa, Pa.; Floyd Alger, of Shenandoah, Va.; Elmer Alger, at home; Mrs. Walter (Elsie) Frye, of Strasburg, Va., and Bertha Alger, at home.
            She leaves one brother, Floyd Rhinehart and five sisters, Mrs. Millard (Ada) Turner, Mrs. George (Anna) Painter, Mrs. David (Dora) Shenk, Mrs. Solon (Bessie) Campbell and Mrs. Frank (Mary) Blosser, two deceased brothers, Hubert and Fred, two deceased sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Lizzie) Higgs and Mrs. Irvin (Vinda) Campbell.
            She united herself to the Lord and had been a faithful member and pillar of the Battle Creek Pentecostal Church for thirty odd years.
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            The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. A fuller account will be in Friday's issue...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Jan 1940
Obituary of MRS. MITTIE F. ALGER
(Contributed)
            Mittie Florence Alger was born in 1859 and died December 18th, 1939, had she lived until Christmas day she would have attained the age of 80 years. She was the daughter of the late William and Frances Shomo, and married Charles E. Alger April 12th, 1880, who preceded her to the grave on March 16, 1917.
            To this happy wedlock was reared five children, Ernest L. and L, Frank, of Millwood, Va., Mrs. Lena B. Keyser, of Leaksville, Grover H., of Washington, D.C., and William M., of near Luray at whose home spent her last years.
            At the age of 16 she united with the Newport Christian Church under the pastorial charge of the Rev. Jimmy Dofflemoyer...
            The funeral services were conducted at her home Church by her Pastor, the Rev. Scannell, assisted by the Rev. E.L. Cave of the Church of the Brethren...
            ... Hymns were sung by a quartette from the Leaksville Christian Church. Burial took place in the nearby cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Aug 1940
Death of MRS. NOAH ALGER
(Contributed)
            The entire community was shocked when it learned of the death of Mattie Florence Alger, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Rhinehart. Death came quietly and suddenly to the deceased at her home at Battle Creek.
            Mrs. Alger was a life long resident of Page County where she was united in Holy Matrimony to Noah W. Alger January 20, 1898. She leaves to mourn her loss 8 living children, 4 deceased, one brother, 5 sisters.
            She was a faithful member and deaconess of the Battle Creek Pentecostal Church from where her funeral was conducted on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. by Rev. JohnV. Fitzgerald. Interment took place in the Alger cemetery nearby.
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Mar 1940
Death (MRS. RACHEL ALGER)
            Mrs. Rachel Catherine Alger, wife of Early V. Alger, passed away at her home in Stanley on Wednesday, February 28, after an illness of a number of years.
            Her parents were the late James Madison Good and Rebecca Margaret Pettit Good, and were natives of Page county.
            She had reached the age of 57 years.
            Besides her husband, Mrs. Alger is survived by the following children: Mrs. Dave Breeden, of West Virginia; Miss Polly Alger, of Sykesville, Maryland, and Misses Clara and Katie Alger, at home. A number of brothers and sisters also survive, among whom is  a brother, C.W. Good, of Luray.
            The funeral services will be held from the Graves Chapel Church today, Friday, at 2p.m., and interment will take place in the Graves Chapel cemetery. The services will be in charge of Rev. H.M. Ware, her pastor.                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jan 1944
Death of S.H. ANDREWS
            Samuel Holmen Andrews, age 75 years, died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 24, 1943, after an illness of six months with heart complications.
            Mr. Andrews was a well known farmer at Ingham, in the Steam Hollow neighborhood... He had soent his entire life in that neighborhood and was a devoted member of the Steam Hollow Episcopal Church.
            He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Miss Annie Grimsley and the following children: John Andrews, near home, James Andrews, at home, Norman and William Andrews, of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Charles Yager, of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Millard Comer, near home, Mrs. Rosa Marteni, of Baltimore, Mrs. Lula Stuart, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Virginia Freeze, of Baltimore. One son, Charles Andrews, was killed on a train near Sykesville, Md., about six years ago. The funeral was conducted on Monday, December 27, from the Steam Hollow Episcopal Church, by his pastor, at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Comer Cemetery near by.
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            Mr. Andrews was the last of his family.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Feb 1943
Former Page Woman Dies In Harrisonburg    (MRS. ANNIE PRINTZ ARBOGAST)
            Mrs. Annie L. Arbogast, widow of John H. Arbogast, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Thursday morning of last week at 6:30 after a lingering illness of about nine months,
            Mrs. Arbogast was born in Page County and was 72 years of age. She had been a resident of Harrisonburg for the past 50 years.... Her husband preceded her in death 14 years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisonburg.
            She is survived by the following children: Hubert L. and Harry V. Arbogast, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Harvey A. Lynch, and Mrs. Kenneth Williams, of Alexandria, Va.; also four grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Willie and Gilbert Printz, of Pennsylvania, formerly of this county, Mrs. A. Staubly, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Mrs. John North, of Falls Church, and Mrs. Frank Grim, of Winchester.
            Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Lynn C. Dickerson and Rev. E.B. Jackson officiating.
            Interment was in Woodbine Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Aug 1940
Death of MRS. DORA ALICE SINDLINGER ATWOOD
            After a prolonged illness of sixteen years during which time she had been a semi invalid, Mrs. Alice Dora Sindlinger Atwood, of Shenandoah, passed this life on Saturday, Aug. 4th, of last week... She died at her home in Shenandoah. Her husband, Charles Atwood, was killed near Shenandoah in 1909 when he stepped from a railroad trestle.
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            The deceased was born Oct. 8th, 1881, near Shenandoah, the daughter of John and Frances Kite Sindlinger. The family moved to Gordonsville where they resided for a short time later moving back to Shenandoah. She married Charles Atwood on January 27th, 1909 and lived happily together until Mr. Atwood's tragic death. She was a member of the Lutheran church where she took an active part in its work and especially in the Sunday School.
            Mrs. Atwood is survived by one sister, Mrs. Emma Long, of Shenandoah, and two brothers, W.H. Sindlinger, of Gordonsville, Va., and J.T. Sindlinger, of York, Pa. Deceased sisters and brothers are Mrs. Hubert Griffith, Mrs. P.H. Karnes, H.J. Sindlinger, all of whom lives in Shenandoah... Her sister-in-law, Miss Annie Atwood, resided with her until the end, giving her tender care and love.
            The funeral will take place today, August 6th, at the Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. with interment in the Methodist cemetery. Rev. L.A. Wertz will officiate...
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Apr 1940
Death of SOLON BAILEY
            The funeral for Solon Bailey was held yesterday afternoon, Thursday, April 25, at 2:30 from his home in the Pine Grove section with the Episcopal minister from Pine Grove in charge of the services. The body was interred in the family graveyard.
            Mr. Bailey, aged 59 years, had been in failing health for sometime and had retired from active work. Years ago he taught school in the county and for sometime ran a store in his section. He also farmed on a small scale.
            He was never married but leaves two brothers, T.J. Bailey and R.L. Bailey, both of the Pine Grove section and a sister, Mrs. L. Hutchinson, of the Stanley section.
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jul 1942
Sudden Death of MRS. J.J. BEAGHAN
            The sudden death of Mrs. Willie Dorrough Beaghan at her home in Shenandoah yesterday (Thursday) morning at two o'clock greatly distress her many friends. Mrs. Beaghan had been in the best of health when she retired and was sick only about thiry minutes before she died.
            She was 49 years old, the daughter of the late Sam and Sally Stanley Dorrough, 31 years ago she married John Jacob Beaghan, an engineer in the yards at Shenandoah, who survives. She was a member of the Christian Church... She is survived by nine children, Lewis, at home, Mrs. Henry (Margaret) Hopf, of Baltimore; Mrs. Charles (Helen) Hanback, of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) Shirkey, of Ocean View; Mrs. Chester (Katherine) Hockman, at home; Peggy and Malcolm, at home; Ben, who is with the Army and stationed at Trinidad, and Sherwood who is with the Army and is stationed in Texas. Four grandchildren survive and one brother, J.E. Dorrough, who has been in Panama, but is at present home on furlough. Her brother, Ben, and sister, Virginia, are deceased.
            Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of going to press.
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Oct 1941
Death of MRS. R. LEE BEAVER
            News has been received here of the death of Mrs. R. Lee Beaver on yesterday morning, October 16, at her home in Washington, D.C., where she had been living for the past 15 or 20 years. Mrs. Beaver had been in poor health for the past eight years and although he death was a great shock to her family and friends it was not unexpected.
            The daughter of the late J.A. and Elizabeth Printz, she was born 68 years ago in the Leaksville section of Page county where she was raised and later married. Her husband, R. L. Beaver, died about 15 years ago. Their home at one time was the house now owned by Dr. and Mrs. Loring Hammer. The couple had been living in Washington for a number of years. They are survived by one daughter, Mrs. Grace Koontz, of Washington, D.C. A son is deceased.
            The following brothers survive: Dave Printz, of Hagerstown, Md., Joe Printz, of New York, Arthur Printz, of Rileyville, Will Printz, of Leaksville, and one sister, of Washington, D.C.
            Last rites will be conducted on Saturday from the Leaksville Congregational Church at 1:00 p.m. The Bradley Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
            At the time of going to press it is not known what minister will be in charge of the service.                                                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Feb 1941
Death of MRS. BETTY EMMALINE BLOSSER
            Mrs. Betty Emmaline Blosser, 75 years, 6 mos. and 15 days, died at her home near Stony Man on Thursday morning about 6:00 a.m. following a long and lingering illness with arthritis...
            The deceased was the daughter of the late George H. and Susan Comer of this county. She was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ. On August 8th, 1886 she married Clark Blosser, who survives her, with the following children: Olive, at home, Rev. Floyd A. Blosser, of Joppa, Md.; Mrs. Ethel Bumgardner, of Big Spring; William F. Blosser, of Luray; Ray A. Blosser, of Winchester; Mrs. Iva Shenk, of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Mary Shenk, of Seat Pleasant, Md.; and Lynnwood C. Blosser, of Winchester. Two sisters, Mrs. T.J. Kauffman, and Mrs. H.J. Good, both of Rileyville, also survive. Two brothers, Andrew J. Comer and Isaac S. Comer, are deceased.
            Last rites for the deceased will be held at the Mt. Zion Church on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Warren Baldwin, of Maurertown, her former pastor, officiating. Rev. Baldwin will be assisted by Rev. H.M. Ware and Rev. H.C. Eller...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Dec 1941
Death of MRS. FLORA ANN BLOSSER
            Mrs. Flora Ann Blosser, age 66, died at her home west of Stanley yesterday (Monday) morning at 8:25. Mrs. Blosser had been in failing health for the past year, but it was only in the last sixteen days that she became worse. Her death was a great shock to her many friends in the community in which she lived. Last rites will be held at the Adventist Church on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.
            Mrs. Blosser was born on January 12, 1875, the daughter of Bertha Breeden and Henry Painter. Her mother was from Illinois, but her father was a native of Page county and was an outstanding carpenter having built most of the homes in the Advent section in which they lived.
            The deceased married James Blosser on May 15, 1890, and has spent all of her life in the Advent section. Mr. Blosser owns and manages a store in this community…
            She is survived by her husband and two children, William Ermon Blosser, of Vienna, Va., and Sterling Blosser, at home. There are four grandchildren surviving. Mrs. Blosser has a surviving brother, Walter Painter, of Luray, and one sister, Mrs. Delia Phillips, west of Stanley, in the Advent section. One brother, Vernie Painter, died several years ago.
            Last rites will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., at the Adventist Church with interment in the Adventist cemetery.                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 May 1941
Infant Buried at Adventist Church (JOYCE ANN BLOSSER)
            Joyce Ann Blosser, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Leroy Blosser, was buried at the Adventist Church in Stanley on May 13th.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Dec 1945
Death of MAHLON BLOSSER
            His many friends in Stanley will regret to learn of the death of Mahlon Blosser, 64, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Rogers, of Stanley. His death occurred at 7:35 p.m., Tuesday after an illness of six weeks.
            Born in Stanley on March 17, 1881, the son of the late Timothy and Emma Comer Blosser, he spent his entire life in Page County.
            He was never married and made his home with his sister. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Rogers are another sister, Mrs. Bettie Rhinehart, of Stanley, and three brothers: David and Frank Blosser, also of Stanley, and Mayberry Blosser, of Weyers Cave.
            The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock from the Adventist Church. Rev. R.E. Newton will be in charge. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jan 1943
Sudden Death of WILLIAM MCKINLEY BLOSSER
            William McKinley Blosser, 46, of Piney Woods, died suddenly on Saturday, January 9th, at 9:00 a.m. from a heart attack. His death occurred at the home of Dick Short where he made his home.
            Mr. Blosser was the son of the late David and Sarah Jane Painter Blosser, or Page County and was born on May 17, 1897. About five years ago he had gone to Sparrows Point, Md., to lived with relatives, but last fall he returned to this county and went to live with and take care of Mr. Short, who is partially blind. He was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church...
            The deceased was never married. He leaves one sister, Mrs. John (Lucy) Knight, of Piney Woods. She is the only surviving member of the family.
            Funeral services under the direction of the Tucker Funeral Home were conducted at the Adventist Church in Stanley on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., with Eld. J.B. Jenkins in charge. Burial was in the Adventist Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Jan 1945
Death of MISS ALICE BOOTON
            Miss Mary Alice Booton, age 80 years, died at the Charles Town General Hospital on January 5th, after an illness of approximately six months.
            Miss Booton was the daughter of the late W.E. and Rebecca Lucas Booton, of Stanley, and spent the greater part of her life in that community. She was born near Stanley on January 19, 1864.
            In later years, she had spent some time with her brothers, K.F. Booton and the late John Booton, of Shenandoah, and with her sister, Mrs. C.B. Printz, at Charles Town, W.Va.
            Her father was a prominent farmer of the Stanley section. “Miss Alice” as she was fondly called… She was a devoted member of the Stanley Methodist Church, from which her funeral was conducted on Sunday afternoon by the Rev. W.J. Whitesell.
            She is survived by one brother, Kirby F. Booton, of Shenandoah, and one sister, Mrs. O.B. Printz, of Charles Town. One sister, Mrs. George (Anna) Short, of Stanley, and two brothers, John Booton, of Shenandoah, and George Booton, of Stanley, are deceased.
            The burial was in the Methodist Cemetery in Shenandoah with a short service at the grave conducted by Rev. Marvin White, of Field’s Methodist Church, Shenandoah.      
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Dec 1941                 Shenandoah Section
Death of JOHN A. BOOTON
            John Ashby Booton, age 72, a highly respected citizen of Shenandoah, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital at 10:30 on Tuesday morning after a lingering illness of possibly a year, although his condition did not become alarming until seven weeks ago when he entered the hospital for an operation from which he received no benefit.
            Mr. Booton had been prominent in Shenandoah in a business way, having served as superintendent of the Massanutton Power Company, as a merchant, and a jeweler. He was interested in the civic and religious affairs of the town... He will be missed in his adopted town, having moved here from Stanley. He was the son of the late William and Rebecca Lucas Booton.
            He was a consistent member of the Fields Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nannie Foltz Booton, two sons, Clark A. Booton, of Washington, D.C., and Edwin Booton, of Shenandoah, two grandchildren, Ashby and Jimmie Booton, two sisters, Mrs. C.B. Printz, of Charles Town, W.Va., and Miss Alice Booton, of Stanley and one brother, Kirby Booton, of near Shenandoah.
            Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late home by his pastor, Rev. C.V. Bellamy, assisted by Elder E.L. Cave. Interment was in the U.B. Cemetery
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Feb 1943
Death of ISAAC NEWTON BOWERS
            Isaac Newton Bowers, aged citizen of the Mill Creek section, this county, passed away at his home on Sunday morning at four o'clock following five years of declining health. Mr. Bowers was in his ninety-first year.
            The son of Chancellor and Rebecca Koontz Bowers, he was born near Newport, Page County, on January 12, 1853. He worked as a farmer most of his lifetime and was considered one of the most successful in the county. In 1881 he moved from the Newport section to Mill Creek where he spent the remainder of his life. His wife, the former Anna Eliza Miller, preceded him in death on April 19, 1942.
            Mr. Bowers was a devout member of the Old School Baptist Church...
            Surviving children are: Mrs. John (Lizzie) Graves and Mrs. Willie (Mary) hite, of Luray. One son, Lee B. Bowers, is deceased. Surviving grandchildren are: Lloyd Bowers, Rileyville; Edwin Graves, of Charleroi, Pa., and Earl and Miss Mabel Graves, Luray. He also leaves a half-brother, Charlie Koontz, of Verbena. Deceasedsisters and brother are: Mrs. Siram (Mary) Strole, of Auburn, Nebr.; Mrs. James (Rebecca) Griffith, of Mound City, Mo., Mrs. Harrison (Jane) Strickler, of Gordonsville, Va.; Mrs. Alfred (Ella) Koontz, Mrs. Reuben (Carrie) Lucas and Miss Etta V. Bowers, all of Page, and Robert W. Bowers, of Orange, Va.
            The funeral was conducted on Monday afternoon at 2:30 from his late home with his pastor, Elder J.B. Jenkins, officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 Apr 1942
Death of MRS. ISAAC N. BOWERS
            The passing of Mrs. Isaac N. Bowers, 84, at her home in the Mill Creek section on Sunday night of this week has filled the community with sorrow. Since a fall which she suffered about two and a half years ago, Mrs. Bowers has been confined to her bed. She had been tenderly taken care of by her husband and daughter, Mrs. John Graves, who resided at the home place with her parents.
            During her long illness Mrs. Bowers retained the same cheerful spirit and pleasant personality… The faithful and untiring work and time in her church, the Mill Creek Primitive Baptist…
            Born Anna Eliza Miller, of September 27, 1857,s he reached the age of 84 years, 6 months, and 22 days at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Coffman Miller, of this county, and after attending the county school, she married Isaac N. Bowers in 1879. Mr. Bowers, who is now 89, is the son of the late Chancellor and Rebecca Bowers and has one of the finest farms in the county. When only a young man he taught school for a number of years in the county.
            Besides her husband, Mrs. Bowers leaves two daughters, Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Graves, of Mill Creek; and Mrs. Willie (Mary) Hite, of Leaksville. One son, Lee Bowers, of Rileyville, died in 1914. Also surviving are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
            The death of this honored lady marks the passing of the last member of one of the oldest and most esteemed families in the valley. A sister of the deceased, Mrs. Mattie E. Aleshire, died here on March 18th, this year. Other deceased members are: David F. Miller, of Luray; William A. Miller, of Orange; Mrs. Marcellus (Betty) Gay, of Rockingham County, and Peter Miller, of Indiana.
            Funeral services will be conducted today (Tuesday) at her late home on Mill Creek at 2:30 p.m. with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating. Burial will take place in the family cemetery near the home.                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Dec 1944
Mrs. Bradley Dies In Charles Town (EMMA BRADLEY)
            Mrs. Emma Bradley, age about 85, died at her home in Charles Town, W.Va., on Tuesday morning of this week following an extended illness...
            The deceased was a native of Page County and a daughter of the late Capt. Frank Shenk and Catherine Shenk. She had been residing in West Virginia for the past thirty years where her husband, Elder William H. Bradley, served as pastor of the Brethren Church in Charles Town.
            In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bradley leaves five sons; Odie Bradley and Lynn Bradley, of Charles Town, W.Va., Frank Bradley, of Kerneysville, W.Va., Harry O. Bradley, of Hagerstown, Md., and Nathan Bradley in the service; and one daughter, Mrs. Katie Bretcher, of Harrisburg, Pa. She was the last member of her family, her two sisters, Mrs. John G. Bradley and Mrs. D.W.S. Shenk, both of Page, having preceded her in death a number of years ago.
            Funeral services will be conducted in Charles Town at 10:00 a.m., Sunday and then the body will be brought to Luray where services will be held from Beahm's Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Donald Royer will officiate. Burial will be in the Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Jul 1941
Death of GEORGE BRADLEY
            George Bradley, venerable resident of the Stanley section, passed away last night about 10:00 at his home. At the time of going to press funeral arrangements had not been made. A complete account will be made in our next issue.
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Jul 1941
Death of GEORGE BRADLEY
            The Mill Creek section and surrounding neighborhood were saddened on Monday night of this week to learn of the death of one of its beloved citizens, when George Bradley, 66 years, 7 months and 26 days, lifelong resident of this county, passed this life about 10:00 p.m., at his home. During the past several months Mr. Bradley's health had been failing, but everything possible was done by his family to help him regain his health. His death is attributed to the complication of several diseases...
            The deceased was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Luther Bradley, of the Mill Creek neighborhood, and following his boyhood took up the farming occupation. When a young man he married Miss Lottie Painter, who survives. Besides his wife the following children also survive: Mrs. A.Z. (Brownie) Good, Mrs. Leonard (Florine) Good, Mrs. Earl (Fannie) Turner and Mrs. Floyd (Grace) Good, all of Stanley, Irving, of Aliquippa, Pa., and Guy, who lives at home. The deceased also leaves two brothers, Joe Bradley, of Leaksville, and Jake Bradley, of Stanley.
            Funeral services were held yesterday from the Adventist Church in Stanley, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Peter Hafenmayr in charge, assisted by Elder J.B. Jenkins...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Dec 1941
Death of JOHN D. BRADLEY
            For a number of years the many friends of John D. Bradley have known that he has been ill at his home near Spring Farm, two miles east of Luray, but none of them were prepared for the announcement of his death last Wednesday, December 24, 1941.
            In point of years he is believed to have been the oldest school teacher in Page county- and perhaps in the Shenandoah Valley, age 84 years, 11 months, 12 days...
            Strikingly and staggeringly have times changed since John Bradley began to rule his school rooms with the essentials that went with an earlier generation of boys and girls as he taught "readin', ritin' and 'rithmetic." As times went on and curriculums began to enlarge and become more enriched with classical education John Bradley made advances with more modern methods, keeping pace with almost all of the things that followed in later modern education...
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Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 Jul 1941
Death of JOHN WILLIAM BRADLEY
            John William Bradley, 79, elderly resident of the Shenk Hollow section of the county and half brother of I.C. Bradley of Luray, passed this life on Sunday night of this week, July 20th, at 8:15 p.m. following an illness lasting more than 14 years. He suffered a paralytic stroke and on Sunday was taken seriously ill, resulting in death at his home that evening. Last rites will take place today (Tuesday) at 2:30 p.m. at Morning Star Lutheran Church.
            … Since early manhood he was a faithful member of the Bethlehem Lutheran church, where he served long and earnestly, his health permitting.
            The deceased was born June 23rd, 1862, at Marksville, the son of George A. and Harriet Smith Bradley. He attended the schools of Page County and later took up farming in which he was most successful until his infirmities prevented full attention to his vocation. In 1882 he married Mrs. Josephine Clem Bradley, who survives him. To this union were born five children, four of whom survive. They are Mrs. Herbert (Blanche) Jenkins, of Woodville, Va., Mrs. T.W. Shenk of Kimball, Mervin Bradley and Vernie Bradley, both of Kimball. One son, Emanuel, is deceased. He is survived by one half brother, I.C. Bradley, of Luray, and 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Another brother, J. Sam Bradley, died in 1938.
            Obsequies will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Morning Star Lutheran Church with the Rev. J. Glenn Boliek and Rev. B.D. Castor in charge of the services. Burial will take place in the Morning Star cemetery.                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Feb 1947
Death of ALONZO BREEDEN
            Friends and relatives of the Pine Grove and Stanley community regret to learn of the death of Alonzo Trenton Breeden, 73, who passed away last Thursday in Gallinger Hospital, Washington, D.C. Mr. Breeden had been with his son, Leo Breeden, of Washington, D.C., when he was taken ill.
            He was born and raised in the Pine Grove community and was the son of the late Joseph and Linda Breeden. For a number of years he operated a sawmill in that community and had also done considerable farming in his younger years.
            His wife, the former Druscilla Breeden, preceded him in death in 1930.
            He is survived by one son, Leo Breeden, of Washington, and a brother, Robert Breeden, of Stanley. Three sons, Joseph, Elton and Raymond Breeden, are deceased.
            Rev. E.A. Phillips officiated at the funeral which was held from St. George Episcopal Mission on Sunday afternoon. Burial was in the family cemetery on the mountain.                                                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Aug 1943
ARTHUR BREEDEN Dies In Prince William County
            Washington papers last Sunday reported the death in Prince William County, near Catherpin, of S. Arthur Breeden, whom the papers say was a native of this county. It is true that a good many years an Arthur Breeden lived in Marksville District, this county, later moved to Madison County, from which it is said he moved to Prince William County, buying a small dairy farm. He flourished for several years hauling milk to the Washington City Market.
            In addition to his wife, who before marriage was Miss Flora Jenkins, living near Graves Mill, in Madison County, he is survived by eight children.
            Arthur Breeden, the deceased, was 58 years of age. Inquiry discloses the fact that he was a son of John Breeden, a native of Page, who many years ago moved to Madison County from Marksville District.
            The burial of Mr. Breeden took place on his 50-acre farm in Prince William County last Friday. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the newspaper account says "took an active part in the religious life of Prince William, Fairfax and Fauquier Counties."
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Mar 1942
Death of MRS. HENRY BREEDEN
            Mrs. Mary Breeden, age 75, wife of Henry Breeden, died at her home at Jollett on Thursday, March 19, 1942 after nine months illness with cancer. Mrs. Breeden had spent her entire life in the Jollett section and was a consistent member of the Methodist Church.
            She is survived by six children, Mrs. Nora Merica, Herbert Breeden, Emma Breeden, Raymond Breeden, Mrs. Maye Gordon and Mrs. Tillie Meadows and twenty-four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
            Her funeral was condicted on Saturday by her pastor, the Rev. Fridley, at the Methodist Church. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Mar 1949
THOMAS BOSTON BREEDEN Dies
            Thomas Boston Breeden, 75, resident of the Honeyville section all his life, passed away at 5:00 p.m., on Saturday at his home. Although he had been in failing health for sometime, his sudden death came as a shock to his many friends in that community.
            A son of the late Sidney A. and Harriet E. Breeden, the deceased farmer was born on August 18, 1873.
            He was a member of the Order of Fraternal Americans of Stanley.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Carrie E. Nauman, whom he married on April 18, 1901, and the following children: Mrs. Walker (Lura) Housden, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Mrs. Leo (Eva) Cubbage, of Stanley, Mrs. Elva Good, and Mrs. Anyse Propes, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Howard (Harriet) Breeden, of Baltimore, Md., and Junior E. Breeden, of Stanley. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Judson Breeden and Mrs. Thomas (Lula) Sampson, of Stanley, Morgan Breeden and Mrs. John (Lillie) Meadows, of Shenandoah. There are also 27 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
            Last rites took place at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday at Leak’s Chapel with the Rev. R.E. Newton in charge. Burial was in the Chapel Cemetery.                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Sep 1943
Death of ISAAC MEADE BROYLES
            The untimely death yesterday of Isaac Meade Broyles, 28, has filled the community with sorrow. The young man who had been in ill health for about a year, passed away at 5:05 a.m., at the Blue Ridge Sanatorium in Charlottesville.
            Isaac Meade Broyles was born on August 7, 1915 and was the son of Walter and Effie Taylor Broyles, of Stanley. He graduated from Stanley High School and worked for a short time at a service station in Stanley before he went to Washington, D.C. In that city he attended Strayer College and later held a responsible position there. He remained in Washington until he became ill about a year ago.
            ... He was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            Besides his parents, Mr. Broyles is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Leon Broyles, of the U.S. Navy, now in New Zealand, Marshall Broyles, of the U.S. Army, stationed in California, Mrs. Naomi Austin, of Stanley, Mrs. Pansy Vrillhart, now of Stanley, formerly of Pennsylvania, and Rosalie, Marjorie and Wayne, all at home.
            Last rites will be conducted on Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Luray Church of Christ with Rev. W.E. Ferrell officiating.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 May 1945
Death of NANCY LEE BROYLES
            Nancy Lee Broyles, 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Broyles, of the Blainesville section, died at the Page Memorial Hospital at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. In addition to her parents, she leaves several sisters and brothers.
            Funeral services will be held from the Brethren Church at Ida today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Donald Royer officiating. Interment will be at Ida.
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Oct 1942
Death of WILLIAM L. BROYLES
            William L. Broyles, about 78 years of age, for many years a resident of Luray, where for a considerable time he was a typesetter on the old Page Courier and a well known job printer in different towns throughout the Shenandoah Valley, died at his home in Baltimore on Thursday of last week. Announcement of his death was received by R.L. Taylor, a brother-in-law living near Knight's store in Marksville district.
            He was a son of the late Lewis Broyles, for many years a stonemason of Page and Madison counties. His mother before marriage was a Miss Walker of Shenandoah county. For a long time after giving up the printing business Mr. Broyles resided in Shenandoah, this county, where he was a well known machinist and for a considerable time was engaged in railroad work on the Norfolk & Western Railroad. Later the family, with that of his brother, Walker Broyles, moved to Baltimore. Walker Broyles is still living in that city. Another brother was John Broyles, a brakeman on the Norfolk & Western Railroad. The latter, now dead, lost an arm by falling from his train near Lynchburg.
            The wife of William L. Broyles before marriage was Miss Lillie Taylor, daughter of the late Newton Taylor, of this county. The wife of Walker Broyles is also a daughter of the late Mr. Taylor.
            The surviving children of Mr. Broyles are Claude, Elmer, Howard and Cecil Broyles. His daughters were Misses Maude and Mabel Broyles. The two latter are married and reside in Baltimore.
            The burial took place in Baltimore on Saturday of last week.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1944
Death of DAVID BURACKER
            David Buracker, 52 years and 5 months of age, died last Friday at a hospital in Goochland County, Va., where he had been a patient for several weeks. For sometime his health had not been good, though despite this fact when ever able he prosecuted his duties as an expert stonemason. For many years he was an employee of the Federal Government being the foreman in erecting many miles of the protecting wall along the Skyline Drive. Since that time he was the foreman in getting out the handsome stone taken from the Massanutten Mountains for the erection of the Park Office buildings at Pumpkin Hill, east of Luray. In the early stages of the building of the Skyline Drive he was employed a steam drill operator and also worked in the dynamiting of the Skyline Drive and the Tunnel.
            Before engaging extinsively in the stonemason business he was manager of large apple orchards in different parts of West Virginia. Among these he operated at different times were the "Crum" Marshall and William McQuilton orchards in West Virginia.
            For a number of years he had been a member of the Luray Methodist Church. He was born in the Ida section of Page County. In addition to his widow, Mrs. Versie Buracker, a daughter of the late Thomas W. Cave, of Madison County, he is survived by the following children: Roy Buracker and Virgil Buracker in the armed services; Mattie Buracker, of Baltimore, Md.; Fannie, Betty, Geneva, Thomas, Charley, Maisey and Junior Buracker, at home.
            His mother is Mrs. Fannie Jenkins, of Luray, and Mrs. J.R. Broyles and Mrs. Daisy Short, of Luray are his sisters.
            Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2 o'clock at Bradley's Funeral Home conducted by Eld. A.W. Campbell. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Jan 1941
Death of MRS. EFFIE BURACKER
            Mrs. Effie Buracker, 46, of Hagerstown, Md., died in that city on January 9th from a complication of diseases. She was born and reared in Page County and was the daughter of Israel and Mary Buracker Jenkins. Several years ago she was married to Noah Buracker and they went to live in Hagerstown, where he is employed.
            Mrs. Buracker is survived by her husband, several children, her mother, of near Knight’s store, and the following brothers and sisters, Ed Jenkins and Claude Jenkins, at home, Mrs. Vergie Jenkins and Mrs. Julia Purdham, of Stanley, Mrs. Susie Woodard, of Leon, Va., and Mrs. Howard (Bertha) Feller, of Charles Town, W.Va.
            The funeral was conducted in Hagerstown on Sunday.                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Jul 1943
Death of EMMETT FRANKLIN BURACKER
            Emmett Franklin Buracker, 53, died Wednesday night, July 14th, at 11:30 following a lingering illness of several months. Mr. Buracker passed away at his home in the Ida Homesteads.
            The deceased was born on May 4, 1890 and was the son of William P. and the late Mrs. Drucilla Broyles Buracker. He spent his entire life in this county working at different jobs but mostly farming...
            His wife, the former Bessie Jenkins, survives with the following children: Trenton, George, Carl, John and Dewey Buracker, Mrs. Ray (Elizabeth) Weaver, Mrs. Cecil (Lucy) Weaver and Miss Vada Buracker, all of Ida.
            The funeral services were conducted on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the Ida Brethren Church with the Rev. Henry C. Eller in charge. Interment was in the Ida Cemetary.
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Jan 1941
JACOB BURACKER Dies
            Jacob Buracker, 82, well liked citizen of the Hawksbill community, south of Luray, died on Wednesday afternoon at the home of his son, Clark, following an illness of several months. He recently spent sometime in the Luray hospital, returning to his home about two weeks ago. The deceased is survived by the follwong children: Bernier, of the Hawksbill section, Dallas, of Stanley, Homer, of Cavetown, Clark, with whom he made his home, Mrs. Edith Comer, of Luray, Mrs. Pearl Comer, of Hamburg, and a daughter in West Virginia. The following brothers and sisters also survive, James A. Buracker, William P. Buracker, Mrs. Fannie Jenkins, of Luray and Miss Victoria Buracker, of Stanley.
            Mr. Buracker was the son of the late Martin Buracker, of Page.
            The funeral will take place this afternoon (Friday) at 2:30 at the Mt. Zion Brethren Church with Elder Joe Foster and Elder Ernest Cave officiating. The deceased had been a faithful and beloved member of the Brethren Church for 60 years...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Nov 1942
Death of JAMES A. BURACKER
            James Adam Buracker, believed to have been born in the second year of the War Between the States- 1862- died at the Ida Valley Homestead on Monday evening of this week. He had been in ill health for many years, though about a year ago this took a more serious turn. Despite this handicap, he busied himself daily around his home looking after light duties. For many years he had been a tenant and caretaker on the S. Hite Modesitt farm. He lived modestly but by frugality and industry he was always surrounded by the comforts of life.
            He was of a rugged nature, more than six feet tall and in his day was rated a physical giant. He lived all his life where Nature had its say, extracting from it a wholesome life, an unblemished character and integrity.
            He was a son of the late Martin and Bettie Buracker, the former dying in 1912 and the latter in 1914. The Buracker home was at the head of Ida Hollow, hewn out of virgin forests.
            In addition to his widow, Mrs. Emma Buracker, he is survived by the following children of this county: Mrs. Priscilla Broyles, Wilbur Buracker and Lester Buracker of the Ida Valley Homestead, Harrison Buracker, of Stanley and one son, Keller Buracker, lives in Hagerstown. His deceased children are Mrs. Frank Middleton, of Luray, Edward Buracker, Miss Bessie Buracker and Claude Buracker.
            A brother and sister, Jacob Buracker and Miss Victoria Buracker, have died within the past year. William P. Buracker and Mrs. Fannie Jenkins are a brother and sister, respectively, surviving.
            He had been a consistent member of Mount Zion Church of the Brethren for the last forty years.
            The burial will take place in Mount Zion Church cemetery today (Thursday). The services will be in charge of Rev. H.C. Eller, pastor of Mount Zion Church.                    
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Jul 1941
JOSEPH A. BURACKER Dies In Baltimore
            Joseph Amiss Buracker, formerly of Luray, died in Baltimore, Md., suddenly on Sunday morning.
            His body was brought to the Bradley Funeral Home and last rites will take place today (Tuesday) at 2:00 p.m. from the Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Churchill Gibson, of Richmond, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Hill Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Jul 1941
JOSEPH A. BURACKER Dies In Baltimore
            The community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Joseph Amiss Buracker, 41, in Baltimore on Sunday morning of this week. Well known and widely connected in Page County, his demise is generally lamented. The remains were brought to Luray where last rites took place on Tuesday afternoon with Dr. Churchill J. Gibson, of Richmond, an old friend of the deceased, in charge of the obsequies. Interment took place in Green Hill Cemetery in the Buracker family lot.
            ... He was a member of the first football team of the Luray High School and took pack in much athletic activity... He attended the Virginia Military Institute in 1920 after which he accepted a position in Baltimore. Later he took up farming at Eden, Maryland where he was residing with his family at the time of his death. He was a member of the Episcopal Church...
            Mr. Buracker was born on Christmas Day, December 25th, 1899, in Luray, the son of the late William S. and Carrie L. Buracker. In February 1938 he married Miss Emily Doody, of Eden, Md. He is survived by his wife and an infant son, William Joseph. Surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. R.K. (Amelia) Bridges, of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Henry A. (Flora) Brooks, of Williamsport, Pa., Liet. Col. S.L. Buracker, Fort Benning, Ga., Commander W.H. Buracker, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Edward M. Buracker, Wilson, N.C.
            Funeral services took place at Christ's Episcopal Church in Luray Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock with Dr. Churchill J. Gibsob officiating...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Apr 1945
Pvt. LAWRENCE BURACKER Killed In Action
            A letter was received on Monday of this week by Mrs. M.E. Emerson from Miss Pearl Young, of Cleveland, O., informing her that Pvt. Lawrence Floyd Buracker, 24, was killed in action in Germany on March 13th.
            Lawrence, who entered the service in November, 1942, had made his home in Luray with the Emerson family since 1936.
            His army training was received at Camp Polk, La., and at a camp in California. Shortly after spending a furlough here last October, he was send overseas. A member of the Third American Army, he was serving with a Tank Battalion of the Eleventh Division at the time of his death.
            ... At Luray High School he was active in athletics...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Dec 1942
Death of MRS. MATTIE BELLE BURACKER
            The passing of Mrs. Mattie Belle Buracker, 83, on Thursday morning December 17th, has filled this community with sorrow. Mrs. Buracker the wife of David C. Buracker, retired and well-known farmer of Page County, had been in ill health for several months and only a short time ago had sustained a severe fall from which she never full recovered. She passed away at the Page Memorial Hospital.
            She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sydney Coffman Heiston, of the Springfield section and was born on November 5, 1859. She attended the county school and became a member of the Springfield Methodist Church. In early life she married David C. Buracker, who survives her.
            Mrs. Buracker leaves many friends both in the Springfield section and in Luray… For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Buracker had been spending the winter months at their home in town, while in summer they remained at their farm in Springfield.
            Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Joseph Buracker, of Luray, and a granddaughter, Miss Bell Buracker, of Washinton and Luray. One son, C.O. Buracker, died several years ago. Her sister, Mrs. Ella Hopkins, of Harrisonburg, also survives.
            Last rites were conducted on Friday afternoon at three o’clock from the home in Luray. Rev. F.T. Fulcher conducted the service and was assisted by Dr. Ray Smith and Rev. B.D. Castor. Interment took place in Green Hill Cemetery.                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Jul 1945
Death of WILLIAM FRANKLIN BURACKER
            William Franklin Buracker, 81, passed away at his home east of Stanley in the neighborhood of Knight’s Store, on Tuesday morning at 1:50 o’clock, following a brief illness.
            Mr. Buracker, a well known farmer in his community, is a native of this county and was born on April 12, 1864, the son of the late Preston and Margaret Berry Buracker. For many years he had been a faithful member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            He is survived by his wife, who was before marriage Miss Virginia Broyles, and the following children: Hezekiah Buracker, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., Lauck Buracker, of Stanley, Mrs. W.D. (Hattie) Nichols, of Shenandoah Junction, Mrs. Leo (Eliza Jane) Seal, of Charles Town, W.Va., Mrs. George (Clorinza) Breeden, of Rippon, W.Va., Mrs. Addie (Edna) Jones, of Stanley, and Mrs. Edward (Artie) Jenkins, of Stanley. He also leaves one brother, Phillip Buracker, of Stanley, and the following sisters: Mrs. Israel Jenkins and Mrs. George Jones, of Stanley, and Mrs. Will Jenkins and Mrs. Jim Buracker, of Luray.
            The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., from the Bethlehem Christian Church on Thursday with Rev. J.J. Simoson officiating. Interment will be in the Cave Cemetery near the church.                                
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Mar 1941
MRS. VICTORIA BURACKER
            Mrs. Victoria Buracker, 83, died in Staunton Monday. She had lived in the Ida section most of her life until last year when she went to Staunton to live with relatives. Her body is now at the Bradley funeral home where it well remain until burial. Futher details of the death of Mrs. Buracker will appear in our next issue.                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Apr 1943
Death of MRS. PHOEBE VIRGINIA BURNER
            The death of Mrs. Virginia Burner, 88, on Tuesday morning of this week at her home in Luray marks the passing of one of Luray's oldest citizens.
            Mrs. Burner died at her home on Lee Street at 8:15 a.m. following an illness of only a few days...
            She was born on January 30, 1855, near Luray and was the daughter of the late Albert and Barbara Foltz Rickard. She spent her entire lifetime in this county. When a young girl she became a member of the Methodist Church...
            ...
            The deceased was married by the late Elder Sam Spitler to Jacob C. Burner, of Luray, sixty-five years ago. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1927. She is survived by one son, Leslie B. Burner, of Luray, and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
            Besides rearing four grandchildren ranging in age from eighteen months to eight years at the death of their mother, she also raised another little girl.
            Mrs. Russell Strickler and Trenton Rickard, both of Luray, are the surviving sister and brother of Mrs. Burner. Deceased members of the family are: Mrs. Sam Burner, of Mt. Jackson, Mrs. John Kauffman, Mrs. Phillip Long, William Rickard and Edgar Rickard, all of Luray.
            The funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m, from the home with her pastor, Rev. W.A. Blankenbaker, officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 Apr 1940
JOHN BURNETT, of Stanley, Expires Suddenly
            John Duncan Burnett, of Stanley, expired suddenly on Saturday, April 6, about two o'clock in the afternoon at the age of forty nine years.
            Mr. Burnett was a native of Summerfield, N.C., but came to this county about twenty five years ago and took up residence in the Stanley section. The coroner attributed his death to angina pectorus. He was going to the scene of a grass fire and after jumping a fence, it was said he expired immediately. He was a brick builder by trade and was retired before coming to this county. He was married a number of years ago to Miss Mabel Good, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Good, of Stanley, who, with three children, Miss Nadine, of Washington, D.C., Miss Virginia and Forest, of Stanley, and his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Burnett, of Summerfield, N.C., survive. The surviving sisters are Mrs. Alice Lineberry, fo Mt. Rainier, Md., and Mrs. Rena Ingle, of Holland, Ohio and brothers, James Burnett, of Lima, Ohio; Charles Burnett, of Saginaw, Mich.; Walter Burnett, of Washington, D.C., and Thomas Burnett, of Summerfield, N.C.
            The funeral will be held from the home today, Tuesday, April 9, at 4 p.m., with Elder J.B. Jenkins in charge of the services. Interment will take place in the Adventist cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Jun 1948
Death of JAMES LEE BURNS
            His many friends in the Stanley community regret to learn of the death of James Lee Burns, 83, at his home at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 29th. He had been in failing health for several months.
            Mr. Burns was born on May 21, 1865 and spent his life in Page County. He was a son of the late Phillip Burns, a native of Ireland and Lottie Ann Good Burns, of Page County.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Elizabeth Stoneberger, of Page County, and four children: Mrs. Solon (Lena) Alger, Jesse J. Burns, and Melvin Burns, of Stanley, and Mrs. Walter (Vinda) Lucas, of Brunswick, Md. One son, Marvin Burns, is deceased.
            The deceased was the last member of his family, the following brothers and sisters having all preceded him in death: Charlie and Richard Burns, of Stanley, Will Burns, of Staunton, Mrs. Nancy Taylor, of Nebraska, Mrs. Betty Good, White Post, Va., Mrs. Clara Marston, Baltimore and Mrs. Susie Short, of Stanley.
            The funeral was conducted by Rev. E.E. Sumper of Shenandoah at the Adventist Church in Stanley at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. Burial was in the Adventist Cemetery.                 
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Jul 1941
Death of MARVIN AMOS BURNS
            Marvin Amos Burns, 41, of the Stanley section, died on Friday, July 4th, at the University Hospital in Charlottesville, following a brief illness of about two weeks.
            The deceased was born on May 5th, 1900... His parents are James Lee and Lizzie Stoneberger Burns, of Stanley. While still a young man he was married, his wife having preceded him in death several years ago.
            Besides his parents he is survived by the following children: Virginia, Francis, Ruby, Iva Blanche and Robert; his brothers, Jesse and Melvin Burns, and sisters, Mrs. Lena Alger, of the Battle Creek section, and Mrs. Vinda Lucas, of Brunswick, Md., also survive.
            Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 6th, at 2:00 p.m., from the Adventist Church, with Rev. E.E. Sumpter officiating, assisted by the Rev. J.E. Tucker. Interment was in the Adventist Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 Dec 1942
Last Rites Held For GEORGE EDWARD BYWATERS
            Last rites were held on Saturday afternoon at three o’clock from the Mt. Zion Brethren Church for George Edward Bywaters, 81, who died on Thursday night, December 3rd, at his home at Fairview. Mr. Bywaters had been in failing health for several months.
            He was the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Caroline Judd Bywaters, of Page. He was born on April 2, 1861, and had spent his entire life in this county. In his earlier years he had been a well known farmer in the Fairview section. At the time of his death he was one of the best known and highly respected men of that section. He was a member of the Brethren Church.
            Mr. Bywaters was married twice. His first wife, a Miss Gochenour, preceded him in death a number of years ago. His second wife, Mrs. Cullen Finter, also passed away a few years ago. He leaves the following children: John E. Bywaters, of Smithsburg, Md.; Mrs. S.J. (Mabel) Mauck, Luray, Va.; Frank Bywaters, Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Charles (Lillian) Winters, Franklinville, N.J.; Mrs. A.M. (Della) Warrenfeltz, Hagestown, Md.; Elmer Bywaters, York, Pa.; and Budd Bywaters, Luray, Va.
            The following brothers and sisters also survive: Wade B. Bywaters, Luray; Mrs. Theodore Grandstaff, Luray; Mrs. Mervin Stonesifer, Orrtanna, Pa.; and Mrs. Ella Kibler, of Clifton Forge, Va.
            There are also twenty grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
            The funeral services held on Saturday were in charge of his pastor, Rev. H.C. Eller.          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Mar 1945
Death of MRS. M.N. CALLARY
            Mrs. Maudie Lucas Callary, age 67 years, died at her late home on Monday, Feb. 26, after a prolonged illness of fifteen years with high blood pressure and a heart attack.
            ... her home in Shenandoah.
            ...        
            She was born at Ingham on Nov. 28, 1877, on the farm now owned by Mrs. Frank Comer and was the daughter of the late Reuben S. and Mrs.Minnie Lucas Callary.
            At the age of 12 years she united with the East Liberty Christian Church and in 1911 transferred her membership to the First Christian Church at Shenandoah...
            Her husband died in the 1918 flu epidemic. She is survived by two sons, John K. Callary, at home, and Alvah G. Callary, of Washington, D.C. One half-brother, William Harlowe, is deceased.
            Her funeral will be conducted from the Christian Church this afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. E.E. Sumpter, assisted by Rev. Marvin White and Rev. P.W. Fisher. Burial will be in the U.B Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Apr 1943
Death of MRS. ALICE VIRGINIA CAMPBELL
            Mrs. Alice Virginia Campbell, highly respected lady of the Leaksville section, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Seekford on Thursday, April 1st, after an illness of about three months.
            The deceased was the daughter of the late Thomas Cubbage and Elizabeth Lake Cubbage. She was born in the Honeyville section. Her husband, who died a number of years ago, was William Campbell.
            Mrs. Campbell was a faithful member of the Leak's Chapel Brethren Church...
            She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Maggie Hall, of Accoquam, Va., Mrs. Mamie Painter, of Manassas, Mrs. William Seekford and Mrs. Bessie Short, both of Leaksville, and Tom, Jess, Clayton and Harry Campbell, also of that section. Two children are deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from Leak's Chapel with her pastor, Eld. J.B. Jenkins, in charge, assisted by Rev. Ausby Cubbage. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier Thursday 15 Apr 1943
Death of MRS. ALICE VIRGINIA CAMPBELL
            Mrs. Alice Virginia Campbell, a highly respected lady of the Leaksville section, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.M. Seekford, on Thursday, April 1st, after an illness of about three months. Mrs. Campbell was 84 years old.
            The deceased was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Cummings. She was born and raised in the Lacey Springs section. Her husband, who died a number of years ago, was William Campbell.
            Mrs. Campbell was a faithgul member of the Leak's Chapel Brethren Church...
            She leaves the following children: Mrs. L.M. Short, of Alma, Mrs. W.M. Seekford, of Leaksville, Mrs. R.S. Hall, of Accoquam, Mrs. Mammie Painter, of Manassas, Jessie, Thomas, Clay, and Harry, of Leaksville. The two deceased children are: Emma and Eula. She also leaves thirty-five grandchildren, twenty-fove great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
            Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., from Leak's Chapel with Pastor Eld. J.B. Jenkins in charge, assisted by Rev. Ausby Cubbage. Burial was in the Church Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jul 1942
ELMER J. CAMPBELL, of Stanley, Dies In Army Plane Crash
            It was definitely established yesterday evening that one of the twenty one army men who were killed in the crash of any army transport plane near Wlech, W.Va., shortly after noon on Wednesday was Elerm J. Campbell, of Stanley, a son of Mrs. Edith Freeze, of the Page County town. Campbell, who is 21 years of age, was drafted here in November of last year. He was attached to a hospital unit. Campbell had cooked for Mr. and Mrs. Lee Burner before entering the army.
            Mrs. Freeze said she received a letter from her son on Wednesday, mailed from Michigan. He left Patterson Field, N.J., on last Friday to report to a Michigan base where he was to remain for about a week and then go to North Carolina. It is believed his death occurred while en route to his new assignment.
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            The scene of the disaster is in the southwestern West Virginia mountains a few miles from the Virginia border. Coal camps dot the hillsides in the rich mining area...
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Jul 1942                                                                            
Last Rites Held For ELMER JESSE CAMPBELL
            Last rites for Elmer Jesse Campbell were held at the Alma Lutheran Church on Monday at 2:00 p.m. with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating.            
            Campbell was killed in an army transport plane crash on last Wednesday shortly after noon near Premier, W.Va., McDowell county. His body, which arrived Sunday on train No. 2, was escorted to Stanley by Jack Lasher, of the U.S. Army, and was taken to the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Annie Morris, of near Alma...
            The deceased was born on March 24th, 1920, near Alma, Va. He made his home with his grandmother and spent his childhood in that part of the county. He entered a CCC camp in 1937 and remained there until 1939 when he had secured employement with Lee Burner. Campbell was drafted into service in November 1941 and was at Camp Lee for his induction period until December when he was sent to Michigan as a member of the Medical Corps. He was enroute to North Carolina from Michigan when the accident occurred. It is believed he was going to be sent overseas upon his arrival in the east.
            Besides his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Freeze, of west of Stanley, and his grandmother, Mrs. Annie Morris, he is survived by the following step-brothers and sisters, Marion, William and Raymond Freeze, at home, Mrs. Ethel Freeze Bell, of Washington, D.C., and Frances Freeze, at home.
            Funeral services were held at the Alma Lutheran Church on Monday at 2:00 p.m. with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating, at which time Jack Lasher presented Campbell's mother with an American flag.                      
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Nov 1941
Death of FLORENCE MAE CAMPBELL
            Little Florence Mae Campbell, two years old, died of whooping cough and pneumonia at her home in the Keystone section, south of Stanley, on Thursday morning of this week. She had been ill for only about six days.
            The little girl is the daughter of Fred and Bertha Mae Campbell and was born in September 1939. Besides her parents she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Fred, Samuel, Earl, John, Charlie, Virginia, Nellie, Ethel and Kathleen.
            Last rites will take place today (Friday) at 12:30 p.m. at the home with interment at Sandy Glade. Rev. Ausby Cubbage will be in charge of the service.                               
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 28 Oct 1941
Death of IRENE CAMPBELL
            Little Irene Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Campbell, of Lucas Hollow, of this county, died at her home on Sunday afternoon at 5:00 o'clock following an extended illness of about five weeks. She was 9 years and 5 months of age and had been suffering with a kidney and heart ailment.
            Irene is survived by her pasrents and the following brothers and sisters: Margie, Lucille, Helen, Dorothy, Ausby, Lloyd and Floyd, all of whom reside at home.
            The funeral will take place today (Tuesday) from her home at 11:00 o'clock with Rev. Ausby Cubbage officiating. Interment will be in the Lucas family cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Jan 1942
Death of JACOB ROBERT CAMPBELL
            The death of Jacob R. Campbell on Friday of last week came as a shock to his many friends and relatives in the community in and near Grove Hill. Mr. Campbell, who had been in declining health for the past several years, passed away quietly at his home at Katherine's Furnace...
            Jacob Robert Campbell was born on January 20, 1862 and was the son of the late Jonas and Eliza Peylor Campbell of this county. Mr. Campbell became a member of the Newport Brethren church in 1892 and was one of its faithful followers. His wife, who preceded him in death about five years ago, was the former Miss Bettie Jenkins, of Page. Most of his life the deceased had been a farmer and laborer.
            The following children survive: Clarence Campbell, of Hagerstown, Md.; Homer Campbell, of Winchester; Carl Campbell, of Page; Mrs. Grace Kelly and Mrs. Bertha Goetz, of Washington, D.C.
            Mr. Campbell was one of fourteen children, there now being one surviving member, Mrs. Jane Purdham, of Grove Hill.
            Funeral services were held on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the Newport Brethren Church, Elder E.L. Cave, of Shenandoah, was in charge of the services. Burial took place in the Brick Church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Oct 1941
Death of JAMES R. CAMPBELL
            James Robert Campbell died at the Page Memorial Hospital at five o’clock Sunday morning, October 5th. The deceased had been ill for several months and his family had taken him to the hospital for treatment where he had been a patient since Wednesday of last week.
            He was born on June 29, 1863, near Mauck, Page county, the son of George Campbell, deceased. He has been living on the Ray T. Koontz farm for the last 15 years. Prior to that he lived at Stanley where he was employed for a number of years as clerk in Robinson’s Friendly Store. He was honest industrious and well liked by all who knew him…
            He was married to Sallie Mary Hughes 32 years ago, who survives with the following sons, James, Charles, Millard and Wetzel, all at home. One daughter died in 1935 and another died in infancy. Three brothers survive, John W. Campbell, who resided with him and Charles M. and Ashby N. of Piedmont, W.Va.
            The funeral will be held from the home today (Tuesday) at two o’clock with services by Elder J.B. Jenkins. Interment will take place in the Hughes graveyard.              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 May 1945
PFC. JESSIE W. CAMPBELL Dies of Wounds in Germany
            Pfc. Jessie W. Campbell, Jr., 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie W. Campbell, of Shenandoah, died April 9th in England of wounds received in action in Germany on March 30th, according to information received by his mother on Sunday, April 29th from the War Department.
            Pfc. Campbell entered the service in September, 1944 and left for overseas duty in January of this year. He was a member of the Infantry.
            He was born in Shenandoah on April 3, 1926 and spent all his life in Shenandoah, until entering the service. Prior to entering the Army he was employed at the Shenandoah Knitting Mill.
            He is survived by his parents, his wife, the former Janice McDaniel, a daughter, Gloria Jeanne, and the following brothers and sisters: PFC Robert Campbell, in England, Ray Lee and Frankie Campbell, at home, Mrs. Carroll (Helen) Haugh, of Shenandoah, Misses Hazel, Mildred, Mary, Shirley and Brenda Fay Campbell, all at home.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Aug 1948
Death of JOHN W. CAMPBELL
            John William Campbell, 90, died on Monday, August 2nd, at 10:20 a.m., at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. James Robert Campbell, near Luray. His death was attributed to the infirmities of old age.
            He was born in Page County near Stanley, the son of George and Mary Blair Campbell on March 3, 1858. He spent the major part of his life in the Honeyville section where he operated a farm. Following the death of his wife, the former Catherine Fogle, in 1927, he made his home with his sister-in-law and family.
            Surviving are a brother, Charles M. Campbell, of Piedmont, W.Va., and a sister, Mrs. Emma Berry, of Cleveland, Ohio. Two brothers are deceased; James Robert Campbell, of Luray, and Ashby Campbell, of Piedmont, W.Va.
            Last rites will take place at Leak’s Chapel today (Thursday) at two o’clock with Rev. Ausby Cubbage officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.                             
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Mar 1940
LACEY CAMPBELL Dies At Early Age
            The passing of Lacey Leon Campbell, 31, at his home near the Luray Caverns on Sunday night, March 24, saddens another home in this community.
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            Mr. Campbell was a young man and looked for a bright future. He was born January 30, 1909, and was the son of Elder and Mrs. Arthur W. Campbell, of Luray. He attended the public schools of Luray and for a number of years had been employed by J.T. Campbell as a plumber... He was employed by the Town of Luray for several years and a short time prior to his illness had secured a position as a pipe fitter at the Viscose plant in Front Royal.
            In September 1928 Lacey Campbell and Miss Thelma Waters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.K. Waters of Luray, were united in marriage. His young wife and the following children are left to mourn his loss: Maxine Odell, James Maclyn and Wayne Wesley, age 10 months. He also leaves his devoted parents, Eld. and Mrs. Campbell and the following brothers, Leo M.; Virgil L.; Emmett C.; J. Lewis; Burnam W. and Edward T. Campbell. One sister, Ruby Virginia, died in 1919.
            Lacey Campbell was a member of the Luray Volunteer Fire Department and took an active part in all the Company's activities.
            His body will be taken to the church at Beahm's Chapel today, Tuesday, where the Reverends Henry C. Eller and B.D. Castor will have charge of the services at 2 o'clock. Interment will follow immediately in the Beahm's Chapel cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Jul 1941
Death of MRS. LAURA CAMPBELL
            Mrs. Laura Campbell, wife of George Campbell, died Saturday, July 12th in Cumberland, Md. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Jesse Knott, of East Luray.
            Mrs. Knott, due to ill health, was unable to attend the funeral which was held yesterday (Monday) at 2:00 p.m. at Cumberland, Md., bur her children, Raymond Knott, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shenk, Mrs. Irene Long and Richard Knott attended the last rites of their aunt.
            A full account will be given in Friday’s paper.                                                          
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Mar 1940
Dead               (MRS. MARY FRANCES CAMPBELL)
            Mrs. Mary Frances Campbell, born April 5, 1866, died at her home near Browntown on Wednesday evening, February 28 at the age of 74 years and 11 months.
            She leaves to mourn her loss her three daughters, Mrs. James Aleshire, of Front Royal, Mrs. Tucker Henry, of near Orleans, Va., and Mrs. Sam Hallman, of Front Royal and five sons, Charles Herman Campbell, of Front Royal, Edgar Campbell, of Stephens City, Cletus Campbell, of Limeton and Simon Campbell, of Browntown. She also leaves fifty grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren besides a sister, Mrs. D.M. Cameron and a brother, Manley Wood, both of Rileyville, Virginia. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.L. Boliek, at Rileyville, on Saturday, March 2, at 1 o’clock. Interment took place in Rileyville.                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Sep 1941
MELVIN ARTHUR CAMPBELL
            Melvin Arthur Campbell, 28 years of age, passed this life at his home in Keystone community, south of Stanley, on Sunday, August 31, at 2 a.m.
            Mr. Campbell was born in the Keystone community the son of the late Arthur and Mary Lucas Campbell. He was an energetic day laborer until about 18 months ago when his health failed.
            He is survived by his wife, Ollie Ellen Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Good, of Kestone, and one brother, Elmer Campbell, who they have not been able to locate, since he has not visited his home for the past seven years.
            Funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 p.m., at Sandy Glades with the Rev. P.A. Freed officiating...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Nov 1941
Death of MRS. OLEY ELLEN CAMPBELL
            Mrs. Oley Ellen Campbell, 26, passed this life at her home in Keystone yesterday morning, November 3rd. Mrs. Campbell had been suffering with tuberculosis for a number of years, but it was only about ten months ago that she became worse. Mrs. Campbell’s husband, Melvin Campbell, preceded her in death about two months ago. Mr. Campbell also died from the same disease. The shock of her husband’s death and her grief for him is believed to have hastened her death.
            The deceased was born on October 9, 1915, the daughter of John Will and Maude Campbell Good. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church and had spent all her life in Keystone where she had many friends who will greatly miss her. There were no children to this union.
            Last rites will take place Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with services at the home conducted by Rev. P.A. Freed. Interment will be at Sandy Glade.
            Mrs. Campbell is survived by two sisters, Louveunia and Lonie Good and six brothers, John, Rufus, Thurston, Russell, William and Clarence Good, all of Keystone.     
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Sep 1941
Death of MRS. ROBERT THOMAS CAMPBELL
            The death of Mrs. Robert Thomas Campbell came as a great shock to residents of Leaksville and surrounding territories where she had lived many years. Mrs. Campbell passed this life on Wednesday morning about 4:30 at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for a little over two weeks, having been a sufferer from a complication of diseases.
            ... She belonged to the Christian Church... The daughter of the late Joseph and Udora Campbell, she was born on August 26, 1897 near Stanley in what is now known as Dovel Hollow. She married Robert Thomas Campbell, who survives her, on July 30th, 1915. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Cora Hoak, of Luray, Rufus Campbell, of Washington, D.C., Norlan, Robert and Miss Marguerite, at home. Two grandchildren, Wanda Jean and Nancy Lee Hoak, of Luray, survive. The surviving sister of the deceased is Mrs. Ethel Cubbage.
            Funeral services will be conducted today (Friday) at 2:00 p.m. E.S.T. or 3:00 p.m. D.S.T. at Leak's Chapel, with Rev. R.E. Newton officiating...
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Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Oct 1941
Death of WESLEY CAMPBELL
            Wesley Campbell, 76, passed this life at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, September 30, at 8:00 p.m. He had been sick for the past three weeks and before receiving treatment at the hospital had been cared for at the home of his son, June, where he had been residing.
            The deceased was born in the Keystone section, south of Stanley, on April 9th, 1865, the son of Joseph and Catherine Dinges Campbell. About 55 years ago he married Miss Mary Catherine Stroup and settled in Dovel’s Hollow where Mr. Campbell became a farmer and lived the remainder of his life. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church…
            Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, Fred, Homer, June, Kemper and Lloyd, and the following daughters, Mrs. Ella Hilliard, Mrs. Avais Gray, Mrs. Della Lucas, Mrs. Evangeline McCoy and Mrs. Daisy Fread and 45 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, all of them living in Dovel’s Hollow.

           

Last rites were held yesterday, Oct. 2nd., at the Pentecostal Church with Rev. G.A. Cave conducting. Burial took place in Sandy Glade…

Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 Dec 1941
Last Rites Held Here For MRS. JAMES CAMERON
            Last rites were held here on Saturday, December 6th, for Mrs. James Cameron, who passed away at her home in Kenton, Ky., last week.
            The body was brought to Luray on Saturday on train 14, and taken immediately by the Bradley hearse to the Union Church in Rileyville.
            Mrs. Cameron, who was formerly a Miss Nichols, of Madison County, married James Cameron, of Page, a good many years ago. At one time they resided at Rileyville, later moving to Kenton where they have been since. The deceased had been in poor health for over a year, and for the past six months she had been confined to her bed. She was about 67 years old, and was a devout member of the Brethren Church.
            Besides her husband, who is employed with the N. & W. Railroad in Kentucky, she is survived by three sons, Clyde, Harry and Ralph, all of Kentucky.
            One sister, Mrs. Mary Deavers, of Luray, also survives.
            Last rites took place Saturday at 2 o’clock from the Rileyville Union Church with Rev. Kenneth Hayes officiating. Interment took place in the Rileyville cemetery.            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Mar 1943
Death of MRS. MARTHA ELLEN CAMERON
            Mrs. Martha Ellen Cameron, 90, passed away at the home of her cousin, Mrs. John Walters, of Compton, on Thursday, March 4th, after about a year's illness.
            Mrs. Cameron was the daughter of the late Recyrus "Hutch" Cameron and Elizabeth Wood Cameron, of Rileyville, and was born on February 18, 1853. She spent her early life in the county and later became the wife of James B. Cameron, of Front Royal. Mr. Cameron, who has been deceased a number of years, was a Civil War veteran, having joined the Confederate Army at the age of sixteen. He served with Company A., 23rd Virginia Cavalry. After the war he became connected with the lime kilns at Riverton. Following her husband's death, Mrs. Cameron returned to Page County and lived with her sister, Mrs. Henry Howard at Kimball. For the past ten years she had made her home with her cousin, Mrs. Walters.
            ... She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church.
            The deceased is survived by four step-children: Ashby Cameron, of Front Royal, Walter Cameron, of Frederick, Md., Mrs. Leona Girard and Mrs. Nettie Burke Bronmell, of Washington, D.C. A step granddaughter and great granddaughter also survive: Mrs. John Quick, Jr. and Joyce Quick, of Winchester. Mrs. Clarence Fox, of Luray, is the only surviving niece. Deceased stepchildren are Mrs. Maggie Mills, Mrs. Zole Ramey and Dorsey Cameron.
            Mrs. Cameron was the last member of a family of three children. Her deceased brother and sister are: Charles E. Cameron and Mrs. Harry Howard, both of Kimball.
            Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Union Church in Rileyville with the Rev. F.T. Fulcher officiating. Interment was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Aug 1943
MRS. HUGH W. CARY
(By Mrs. Lena Stover Bostick)
            The announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 3d of the death of Mrs. H. H.W. Cary brought sadness and deep regret to the entire town and community...
            ...
            Mae Seibert was the oldest child of John Beatty Seibert and Alice Buracker Seibert, and was born in Berkeley, W.Va., where her parents lived for a short time. They later returned to Luray where they spent the remainder of their lives and reared a family of three daughters and three sons: Mae (Mrs. Hugh William Cary), Edward W. (deceased), Bess (Mrs. Hunter Laughton), Fan (Mrs. Theodore M. Judd), Clyde T. and Carl H. Seibert. Mrs. Cary's maternal grandparents were Samuel Michael and Caroline Almond Buracker.
            In 1894 she was married to Mr. H.W. Cary, who passed away in 1939. To them were born five children: Mrs. Lynn V. (Aline) Black, Mrs. H.K. (Gladys) Hinde, Alice, who died in infancy, Miss Kathleen Cary, and Hugh William Cary, Jr. She had one granddaughter, Alice Cary Black.
            Mrs. Cary united with Main Street Baptist Church in her young womanhood... For many years she was president of the Auxiliary of which she was a charter member, president for verying periods of the Senior Woman's Bible Class, and at the time of her death she was vice president of the Woman's Missionary Society...
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            The funeral was conducted by her pastor, Dr. Ray Smith, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in Green Hill Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Dec 1941
MISS ANNIE BELLE CAVE Dies
            The death of Miss Annie Belle Cave, of the Kiblinger's Store neighborhood, on Saturday morning of last week came as a great shock to her many friends and neighbors. Miss "Nan" as she was affectionately known... She was found early Saturday morning in the barnyard at her home where it is believed she suffered a heart attack and was unable to get into her home or call for help.
            The deceased was the daughter of the late Calvin and Julia Lucas Cave. She was born on July 4, 1872, and had spent her entire life in the Marksville neighborhood. At the time of her death she resided at the old home place where she lived alone, having never married.
            She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Isaac N.; Frank J., of Washington, D.C.; George H.; Fred W., of Marksville; Mrs. Bessie Kite and Mrs. Maude Somers, both of Washington, D.C. Her deceased brothers and sisters are John A. Cave and Charlie Cave, Miss Bertha Cave, Mrs. Betty Donovan, Mrs. Daisy Cave and Mrs. Mollie Cameron...
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            Last tites took place at 2 o'clock yesterday (Monday) at the Bethlehem Christian Church at Rileyville with Rev. J. Glenn Boliek, of Luray, officiating, assisted by the deceased's nephew, Rev. Cecil Kite, of New York. Interment took place in the Calvin Cave cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Aug 1941
Death of MRS. CAVE
            For some unknown reason the recent death of Mrs. Ashby Cave, 70, her husband a native of Page county, occurring recently near Paw Paw, W.Va., has never been reported to this paper. The funeral was attended by Daniel W. Cave, members of his family and other relatives from this county. Ashby Cave is a half brother of Daniel W. Cave. Another half brother of Daniel W. Cave is Joe Cave, living in Illinois. Ashby Cave is a farmer. It is reported that he has not been back to Page for the last forty years. Mrs. Cave was a native of West Virginia... Paw Paw, W.Va., is one of the fruit belts of the State, a business that Ashby Cave is also largely engaged in besides farming.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Feb 1945
M-Sgt. CHARLES L. CAVE Killed in France
            Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Cave, of Stanley, were notified on Saturday by the War Department of the death of their son, M-Sgt. Charles L. Cave, who lost his life as the result of an airplane crash in France on January 2nd.
            He was a graduate of Stanley High School, class of 1937 and entered the Air Corps on September 7, 1939, volunteering for foreign service. He spent 2 years and 9 months in Hawaii and was graduated from the Air School at Hickman Field as an Airplane mechanic just before the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
            He was wounded in the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on Dec. 7th and was sent back to the states in March, 1942 and at that time was given his first leave of thirty days since he entered the service and spent it at his home in Stanley.
            After returning to Victorville, Calif., he was stationed at Key Field, Miss., and Drew Field, Fla., until October 17, 1943 when he was sent overseas again, this time to the European theater. He spent several months in England and later was sent to France where he lost his life.
            He will always be remembered by a large number of friends and relatives in the county who knew him as "Chink".
            Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters: Misses Julia Cave, who is employed in Washington, D.C., and Louise, at home, and five brothers: Sgt. Fred M. Cave, Jr., stationed at Camp Swift, Texas, Bobbie, Harry, Albert and Bruce Cave, at home...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 Feb 1940
Death of CLAUDE SKELTON (CAVE)
            Claude Skelton Cave, son of Elza Cave, of Novum, Va., passed away on Saturday, February 17. He was 1 year and 22 days old...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 May 1945
Death of DANIEL W. CAVE
            Daniel Webster Cave, 88, passed away last Thursday at his home 2 miles west of Luray following a period of failing health.
            A son of the late Isaac and Susan Gochenour Cave, he was born near Stony Man in 1857. He spent his entire life in this county where in his earlier years he did extensive farming. He was a member of the Brethren Church.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Frances Smith, whom he married on December 25, 1884, and the following children: Mrs. C.L. Painter, of Luray; Jessie L. Cave, of Winchester; I. Thomas Cave, of Luray, and Robert Cave, of Ida. One son, Willie Cave in infancy.
            Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Joe Comer assisted by Rev. Donald Royer at 3:30 p.m., Sunday at Mt. Zion Brethren Church. Interment took place in the church cemetery.                                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 May 1945
Tribute to DANIEL W. CAVE                     (includes photo)
            So outstanding were his contributions to horticulture and studying methods for improvements in agriculture that these facts and others relating to the life of Daniel W. Cave, whose death occurred April 26, 1945, should be mentioned. Mr. Cave spent the major part of this life at his home two miles northwest of Luray, reclaiming primeval lands, devoting it to almost every variety of the smaller fruits, berries, etc. One of his experiments in the later years of his life was the grafting of fruit on trees of unallied varieties- that is peaches and other pit species- on apples and other seed producing fruits. In one of these experiments he related that he had succeeded in getting peach grafts to grow on apple trees. This has never before been known and is a direct challenge to the theory of Luther Burbank, noted California fruit and berry grafter.
            One of the outstanding labors of the late Mr. Cave was the fact that in early life he helped to cut and hew logs that are part of Mount Zion Church of the Brethren, the oldest structure of that denomination in the Page Valley. Since that time Mr. Cave took part in many of the structural enlargements and improvements that have been mdade to the "Mother Church" of the denomination. With one possible exception, Mr. Cave is believed to have been the oldest member of Mount Zion Church...
            He was born near Stony Man Village, three miles southeast of Luray; his parental home having been several hundred yards east of the old Aaron Printz mill. He came from a family whose first generation has long since passed away. His full brothers were the late David N. Cave and John H. Cave and his full sisters were the late Mrs. Mollie Sloat and Mrs. Rebecca Ham. Mrs. Sloat was the mother of John I. Sloat, outstanding business man and for many years cashier of the Commercial Savings Bank of Wincjester. His half sister was the late Mrs. Annie Trenary, and his half brothers who survive him are Joseph Cave, of Illinois, and Lee Cave, pf Paw Paw, W.Va. Two half brothers, Andrew Cave, of Leake, Md., and Ashby Cave, of Paw Paw, W.Va., are deceased. The surviving children of Mr. Cave are, Mrs. Charles L. Painter, residing near Willow Grove Mill, J. Robert Cave, residing near Ida, Thomas I. Cave, living on the west side of the Shenandoah River, and Jesse Cave, living at Winchester, Va. The deceased children are, Mrs. David W. Shenk, who resided near the Luray Caverns, and William Cave, who died in infancy.
            Sometime ago when the feebleness of old age began handicapping Mr. and Mrs. Cave in the active lives they had always led, they moved to the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Painter, of Willow Grove Mill... a short time before the passing of Mr. Cave, the aged couple moved back to the old homestead. Strenuous activities that Mr. Cave then began in rehabilitating surroundings proved too mich for him and his death occurred shortly afterwards.
            A good many years ago Mr. Cave requested that one of his relatives, Rev. Joseph Comer, preach his funeral sermon. The request was carried out; Mr. Comer being assisted by the Rev. Donald Royer, pastor of Mount Zion Church. The burial took place in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 May 1941
Death of EMMA CAVE
            Emma Cave, respected colored citizen of Luray, passed this life on Tuesday night about 9:00 o'clock at the home of James Tutt, where she had been living. She was about 80 years old and had worked for many Luray families in her earlier years. Although not much is known of her life, it is said she has two sons, Leo Cave, who left Luray about 25 years ago and Rupert, who resides here now.
            Funeral services will take place at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday at the Baptist Church on the hill.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Apr 1941
Death of MRS. FERD CAVE
            The passing of Mrs. Ferd Cave yesterday afternoon at her home in the Rocky Branch section was received with great sorrow by her family and many friends.
            Mrs. Cave, who had been ill for several months, did not respond to medical care given her as had been wished…
            She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Beahm and was about 54 years old at her death.
            She is survived by her husband and the following children: Charlie, Leedy, Freeman, Billy, Edna, Mary Alice and Rosalie.
            Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of going to press. Fuller details will follow in a later issue.                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Mar 1941
Death of FLOYD MELVIN CAVE
            Floyd Melvin Cave, 35, formerly of Stanley, passed this life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 7th, following a heart attack. Mr. Cave was ill for only a few hours, and his death came as a great shock to his many friends and relatives.
            He was born in Page County, the son of the late John A. Cave and Mamie Cave Nickelson, of the Stanley section. His father was for many years Superintendent of the County Alms house. The young man was a highly respected and well liked citizen both of this county and in the city of his adoption. He attended Bethlehem grade school and Stanley High School, and later ran a shoe repair shop in Stanley after which he went to Washington where he was employed by the Hahn Shoe Company of that city.
            The deceased was never married. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Lucian and Harold, of Washington, D.C., Ralph, Cletus, Joseph and Paul, all of Stanley, Mrs. Hilliard (Grace) Olson, of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Lewis (Pearl) Irwin, of Stanley.
            The remains were brought to the Tucker Funeral Home in Stanley. Last rites were conducted by Rev. Glenn Boliek at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Bethlehem Christian Church. Interment was in the family cemetery.                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Dec 1945
Death of GEORGE H. CAVE
            Friends and relatives were distressed to learn of the death of George Herbert Cave, 77, at the Page Memorial Hospital Thursday night, November 29th. Death was attributed to pneumonia and a heart ailment. He had been ill about ten days prior to his death.
            A son of the late Calvin H. and Julia Lucas Cave, of Stanley, he was born on April 12, 1868, and spent his entire life in the community in which he was born. Mr. Cave was a well known farmer and blacksmith. He was a member of the Stanley Methodist Church and for five years was superintendent of the County Almshouse.
            On November 3, 1892 in Hagerstown, Md., he married Miss Ella Kiblinger, who survives him with the following children: Mrs. Fred (Nellie) Hutchinson, of Stanley, Mrs. Reuben (Mary) Seal, of Hagerstown, Mrs. William H. (Alice) Brown, and Mrs. Aldine (Elizabeth) Cave, of Arlington, Mrs. Warner L. (Hazel) McAllister, of Charlottesville, Marvin H. Cave and Jennings K. Cave, of Arlington, Ross W. Cave, of Stanley, Alfred L. Cave, of Woonsocket, R.I., and Lynn M. Cave, of Baltimore, Md. He also leaves eighteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Samuel Kite, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Harry Somers, of Luray, Frank J. Cave, Fred W. Cave and I. Newton Cave, all of Stanley.
            Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.J. Whitesell from the Bethlehem Christian Church on Sunday afternoon and interment took place in the family cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Dec 1941
MRS. CAVE’S Accident Results In Death
            Mrs. George (Maude) Cave, aged 65 years and 13 days, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident near Knight’s store in Marksville District on Friday night before Christmas, died in the Luray hospital on Wednesday of last week between twelve and one o’clock as the result of her injuries. From the time of the accident until her death Mrs. Cave remained in a semi-conscious condition. The accident happened when Mrs. Cave passing along the public road near her home is said to have been struck by the handle of a car door, the machine at the time being operated by Willard Jenkins, son of Ernest Jenkins, who lives in the neighborhood of Kiblinger’s store in the same section of the county. One report is that Mrs. Cave was struck by the door of the Jenkins automobile, the statement being made that the door was open while the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. Riding in the car with Jenkins was Carl Buracker, son of Emmett Buracker, of the Ida Valley Homestead. Another statement is that of George Buracker, a brother of Carl, was also in the machine when the accident occurred. The driver of the car (Jenkins) says that his machine was only moving at a moderate rate of speed when he saw a dog crossing the road and while trying to avert striking he swerved his car shortly when Mrs. Cave received the blow on her head, declaring that he did not see the woman until the accident had been inflicted. Mrs. Cave was brought to the Luray hospital immediately after the accident. From the beginning she failed to respond to treatment.
            Mrs. Cave is the mother of one child, Mrs. Marvin Cave, who also resides in the Knight’s store neighborhood. Before marriage she was a Miss Offenbacker, her parents residing near the top of the Blue Ridge in the neighborhood of the Red Gate along the Skyline Drive.
            Funeral services for Mrs. Cave were held at Bethlehem Christian Church near Kiblinger’s store on Friday of last week at 2 o’clock p.m., a large concourse of relatives and friends being in attendance.                                                                                                
HENRY CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Feb 1941
Death of Henry Cave
            Henry Cave, 79, a native of Page county, died at his home in Logan County, W.Va., on February 1, following a long illness from dropsy and complications. He had been confined to his home for the last three months, though his serious illness began in the early part of 1939. He had been living in West Virginia for the last 46 years.
            He began work in coal mines in Logan and at the time of his death is said to have amassed a considerable amount of money. Most of this was in silver, one lot of $500 being in old time silver dollars. His widow before marriage was Miss Arabella Dogan, member of a prominent family of Logan county. She, with three daughters and two sons, survive.
            Inquiry has elecited the fact that years ago- the exact number of which is not known- a young man by the name of Henry Cave left the Pine Grove neighborhood and located in Portsmouth or Ironton, Ohio. This is believed to be one and the same man. Portsmouth and Ironton are not far apart and Logan county, W.Va., is not more than 100 miles from Portsmouth, Charleston (W.Va.) newspapers say that "Mr. Cave was a prominent citizen who had made many friends not only in Logan but in adjoining regions. He knew all the ins and outs of the mining business. A few years ago he sustained painful burns when his miner's lamp exploded."
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 May 1945
Last Rites Held For MRS. HUNTER CAVE
            Last rites were conducted on Tuesday afternoon from Beahm's Chapel at 2 o'clock for Mrs.Hunter (Maggie) Cave, 46, who passed away last Thursday, May 24th, in a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
            Mrs. Cave, a native of the Kimball section, was a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Beahm and Jenny Lehew Beahm, of Page County. She had been living in Ohio for a number of years. Her husband, Hunter Cave, preceded her in death several years ago.
            She is survived by a son, Orland Cave, U.S. Navy, formerly of Portsmouth, Ohio, a daughter, Mrs. George (Iona) Fox, of Cincinnati, Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Fox and Mrs. Annie Payne and a brother, Will Beahm, all of Kimball. Deceased members of the family are: Mrs. Ferd (Mattie) Cave and Mrs. Elmer (Lena) Seal.
            Elder A.W. Campbell officiated at the funeral. Interment was in the Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Nov 1943
Death of JOHN HENRY CAVE
            Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Mt. Zion Brethren Church for John Henry Cave, 57, who passed away on Monday afternoon at four o'clock at the R.M. Hospital, Harrisonburg, following a two week's illness. His health had been declining for several years, but his condition had not been considered serious until recently.
            John Henry Cave was born on March 14, 1886 at Ida, the son of the late Joseph W. and Barbara Ann Cave. He received his education here and when a young man went to Washington, D.C., where he became associated with the Rawleigh Hotel in that city a position he held for thirty-four years. About two years ago he returned to his home at Ida.
            The deceased was twice married, his first wife being Miss Carrie Jenkins, deceased. His second wife is the former Miss Ida Woodward who survives with two children: Mrs. Stella Rowe and Edward Cave, both of Washinton, D.C. One son, Cecil Cave, of Washington D.C., who was born to the first marriage also survives. Mr. Cave also leaves two sisters: Mrs. Joseph (Emma) Sours and Mrs. R.T. (Daisy) Somers, both of Ida, and two brothers: Herbert Cave and Z.H. Cave, both of Washington, D.C. One brother, Levi Cave is deceased.
            Last rites were held at 3:00 p.m. from Mt. Zion Church with interment in the Church Cemetery, Elder H.E. Wakeman and Rev. H.C. Eller were in charge.
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 May 1941
Death of MRS. MATTIE LEE CAVE
            Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Lee Cave, who died at her home in the Rocky Branch section on Monday afternoon about 2:30, were held on Wednesday at 3:00 at Beahm's Chapel with interment in the Beahm's Chapel cemetery, Elder A.W. Campbell officiated.
            Mrs. Cave was a resident of Page County all her life. She was a daughter of Jefferson and Jennie Beahm, both of whom are deceased.... a member of the Regular Baptist Church...
            She is survived by her husband, I. Ferd Cave, whom she married 33 years ago, and the following children: Mrs. Ernest Renshaw, of near Washington, D.C.; Leedy Cave, of Washington, D.C.; Charlie Cave, of Cherrydale, Va.; Mary Ellen, Rosalie, Freeman and Billy Cave, all at home. One son, Tommie, died several years ago and several other children died in infancy. Mrs. Charlie Payne, Mrs. Homer Fox and Will Beahm, all of the Rocky Branch section, Mrs. Hunter Cave, of Ohio, and Mrs. Elmer Seal, of Stony Man, sisters and brothers of the deceased, also survive...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Jun 1943
Death of Little RONALD LEE CAVE
            Ronald Lee Cave, 3 months and 16 days old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cave, died at his home on Mud Pike on Saturday night about 12 o'clock. The little boy whose twin died when about eight days old, is survived by several other brothers and sisters. His mother before marriage was Miss Linda Rothgeb.
            Short funeral services were held at the home on Sunday morning with Elder E.L. Cave, of Shenandoah, in charge. Interment took place at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Feb 1942
Death of MRS. ROSA MAY CAVE
            Mrs. Rosa May Cave, 59, wife of T. Lemuel Cave, of near Stony Man, passed away at her home on Tuesday night of this week following an illness of several years.
            Mrs. Cave was the daughter of Mrs. Mary Cave Jenkins, of near Stony Man, and the late Jacob C. Jenkins. She was born on November 22, 1883. She held her membership with the Brethren Church…
            Her husband, T. Lemuel Cave, a farmer of the Stony Man section, survives her with the following children: Herman Cave of Stanley, Mrs. W.J. (Grace) Gochenour, Henry Cave, Mrs. Edgar (Evelyn) Richard, Leo Cave, all of near Stony Man and Leonard Cave, at home.
            She also leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. W.L. (Lillie) Woodward, near Luray, Mrs. Ira (Dora) Naugle, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Roy (Mary) Cave and Mrs. Ernest (Eunice) Short, near Stony Man, Emory Jenkins, Stony Man, Lee Jenkins, Luray, and Maurice Jenkins, of Norfolk. One brother, Elmer Jenkins, of Richmond, is deceased.
            Last rites will be conducted today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m. from Mt. Zion Brethren Church. The services will be conducted by Elder H.E. Wakeman, assisted by Elder E.L. Cave, of Shenandoah. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.                                              
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Dec 1940
Death of Rev. Thomas Cave
            Rev. Thomas Cave, well known minister of the Methodist Church, with a field that extended in many parts of the State, in recent years living in Culpeper county, before this residing in Page County, where he married his second wife, died yesterday (Thursday) in the Luray hospital. He had been brought from his Culpeper home two days before his death. A stroke of paralysis which involved his speech was the immediate cause of death.
            For the past few years Mr. Cave has been totally blind, being a constant care on his family and friends. His widow who is a member of a well known family of Culpeper county survives with three sons and two daughters by his first marriage. His first wife was a Miss Cave, of Madison county, the family for many years resided in the neighborhood of Dark Hollow on the old New Market and Gordonsville Turnpike. The old Cave home in that region was noted for its hospitality...
            Mr. Cave was a member of a family that has been noted for producing perhaps more ministers than any other in this section of the State. Most of these have...
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Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Apr 1943
Last Rites For W.C. COMER
            Funeral services for William Carl Comer, age 43 years, were held from the Pentacostal Church on Maryland Avenue on Saturday afternoon, April 3, at 2 o'clock by his pastor, the Rev. Clifford Wood, assisted by Rev. Heck. Mr. Comer's death occurred on Tuesday, March 30, after an illness of three weeks as the result of an accident while employed by the N. & W.
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            ... a staunch member of the Pentacostal Church. His entire life was spent in the Comertown neighborhood. He was the son of John H. and the late Lucy McAlister Comer.
            Those surviving him are his wife, who before marriage was Miss Mamie Smith, his father, John H. Comer, four children, David, Margaret, Betty and Mary, three brothers, Arthur, Lester, Earl, two sisters, Miss Pearl Comer and Mrs. Flora Smith, three half-brothers, Pvt. Kemper Comer, who is overseas, Floyd Comer, of Cumberland, Md., Bertis Comer, of Shenandoah, seven half sisters, Misses Nellie, Vista and Hattie Comer, at home, Mrs. Ruth Kite, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Sylvia Cave, of Elkton and Mrs. Thelma Herrington, of Elkton. One brother, Cecil, is deceased...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Sep 1943
Death of CPL. WINSTON CAVE
            Relatives here has been notified of the death of Cpl. Winston Cave, 22, at Hot Springs, Ark., on Tuesday of this week. Although the information was meager, it is known the boy died from a wound in the head.
            He is the son of Harry Cave, of Shenandoah, and the late Virginia Broyles Cave, of Luray. Beside his father he leaves three sisters.
            At the time of going to press definite funeral arrangements were not known but it is thought the interment will be in Petersburg, Va.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Oct 1943
Some Facts About WINSTON CAVE'S Death
            Unable to speak or write a line for about six months on account of having suffered fatal head injuries while in training in an Arkansas Camp, Winston Page Cave, 21, son of Harry Cave and the late Virginia Dare Cave, the latter two natives of Luray, the following newspaper account in part is taken from a recent issue of a Norfolk Va.) paper"
            "Winston Page Cave, 21 was buried in this city last Saturday following an illness of approximately six months in a Little Rock, Ark., hospital where he has been a patient for sometime suffering accidental head injuries while in training... The father of the young man is an employee of the Norfolk Navy Yard. His mother, a native of Luray, Va., died in a Waynesboro (Pa.) hospital several years ago, the Cave family residing in the Pennsylvania city.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Dec 1942
Death of JOSEPH CHRISMAN
            Joseph Christman, about 60 years old, died Monday morning, Dec. 28, at 4:00 a.m. in Charles Town, W.Va. Mr. Chrisman’s death was due to a heart attack though he had not been well for the past two weeks.
            The deceased was born across the river from Bixler’s Ferry, Page county. He was a farmer and made his home in the mountain until about 15 years ago when he moved to West Virginia, where he continued farming. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Jewell Chrisman, and six daughters: Mrs. Edna Dodson and Misses Mattie, Kathleen, Mary E., Margaret and Charlotte, all of West Virginia.
            Funeral services were held in Charles Town Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Lewis, Presbyterian minister, officiating. His body was brought to Luray, arriving here yesterday on the noon train. Interment was in the Chrisman cemetery, near Bixler’s Ferry.
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Apr 1940
Death Takes MRS. GILBERT COFFMAN From Our Midst
            The sudden death of Mrs. Gilbert L. (Florence) Coffman, of Luray, on Tuesday afternoon again cast shadows over the many friends and relatives and the community of Luray... She passed away at her home on Mechanic Street Tuesday afternoon, April 2, about 2 o'clock, at the age of 60 years, 9 months and 24 days.
            Mrs. Coffman was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.Y. Cofman, of Clifton Forge. They came to Luray in 1912 and resided here all their life.
            In her young womanhood she married Gilbert L. Coffman and at different intervals resided in Luray and Stanley. Mr. Coffman, who passed away a few years ago, was a carpenter by trade and built a number of homes in Luray among which are the Tom and Jim Brown homes on North Court Street. He also built a home in Stanley for he and his family but they preferred Luray for their home and for many years resided at the old home of Mrs. Ella Long where the A. and P. Food Store is now located. In later years the family moved to the present home on Mechanic Street.
            Mr. and Mrs. Coffman were the parents of two children: Mrs. Mae Emerson and Robert Coffman, who survive, with the following sisters: Mrs. Ida Steffey, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Kate McElroy, of Mariatta, Pa.; Mrs. Edith James, of Berwyn, Pa; and a brother, Frank Coffman, of near Berwyn. A number of brothers and sisters are deceased.
            The last rites for Mrs. Coffman were held yesterday, Thursday at 4 p.m. at the home with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery. Her pastor, the Reverend D.L. Fringer, was in charge of the services...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Apr 1943
Death of MRS. JOSEPH B. COFFMAN
            The Stanley section of the county was deeply distressed by the death of Mrs. Joseph B. Coffman at her home on Tuesday of this week at 4:00 a.m.... Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m., at the Stanley Methodist Church with the Rev. F.T. Fulcher officiating, assisted by the Rev. W.J. Whitesell. Burial will be in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.
            Mrs. Roberta Alice Coffman was born in the Mill Creek section of the county about 76 years ago, the daughter of the late Emanuel Smith and Barbara Ann Sours. She was a devout member of the Methodist Church...
            She is survived by her husband, Joseph B. Coffman, an oustanding brick contractor of the county, and three children, Mrs. Modie Blakemore, of Bowie, Md., and Lynn and Gladys Coffman, at home. There are four deceased sisters, Mrs. Zettie Weatherholtz, Mrs. Zenia Painter, Mrs. Bettie Sours and Mrs. Ordelia Sours.
            Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at the Stanley Methodist Church with the Rev. F.T. Fulcher, assisted by the Rev. W.J. Whitesell, officiating. Burial will be in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Jan 1941
Death of AMOS COMER
            The death of Amos Comer shocked the entire community near Shenandoah where he had lived for sixty years and was liked by all who knew him. He was born near his late home, the son of Andrew and Lydia Kite Comer. He attended the Comer School and prior to his death was operating a store near his home. He had been in failing health for the past 6 or 8 months and recently was a patient in the Charlottesville Hospital. His death, which occurred on Wednesday morning about 9:00, is attributed to paralysis.
            The deceased was married to Miss Florence McDaniel, who survives him, many years ago and to them were born the following children, all of whom survive: Misses Gertrude Comer, of Washington, D.C., Mildred, also of Washington, D.C., Elsie, of Norfolk, Owen, of Honeyville, and Roy, who lives at home. Two daughters, Anna Mae and Destia and a son, died several years ago. Mrs. Lydia Maye of near Shenandoah; Mrs. Laura Cubbage, of Honeyville; Mrs. Delila Dovel, of Crooked Run; Mrs. Effie Maye, of Crooked Run; Ernest Comer, of near Shenandoah and Elmer Comer, also of near Shenandoah, sisters and brothers of Mr. Comer, also survive him.
            The funeral will be conducted at the Grove Hill Brethren Church at 2:00 today (Friday).  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Dec 1943
Last Rites Held For MRS. ANNIE C. COMER
            The death of Mrs. Annie C. Comer, 75, at her home in Luray on Sunday, December 12th, has brought sorrow to the community...
            Her entire life was spent in Page County where she was born on May 8, 1868, the daughter of the late Scott and Mary Presgraves Fristoe. She was a faithful member of the Luray Church of Christ...
            On December 29, 1897 she was married to Isaac Newton Comer, of Luray, who preceded her in death on July 8, 1939.
            She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Geneva Sisk and Miss Iva G. Comer, both of Luray. Her sisters and brother are: Mrs. Minnie Bywaters, of Luray, Mrs. Nellie Good, of Warrenton and H.J. Fristoe, of Forrest Hill, Md.
            The funeral services were held from her late home yesterday at 3:00 p.m., with her pastor, Rev. W.E. Ferrell, in charge of the services assisted by Rev. H.C. Eller, of the Brethren Church. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jan 1944
Death of ANNIE C. COMER
(Contributed)
            Mrs. Annie C. Comer, age 75, apssed away at the Page Memorial Hospital, Luray, Va., on Sunday, Dec. 12th, 1943, at 10:00 p.m.
            Mrs. Comer was born in Page County, near Luray. She was the daughter of the late Scott and Mary Catherine Fristoe. Her death resulted from complications.
            Her husband preceded her in death over four years ago. She is survived by the following daughters; Miss Iva Comer and Mrs. R.G. (Geneva) Sisk, at home.
            Her funeral was conducted from her home at 3:00 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 15th, by her pastor, Rev. W.E. Ferrell, assisted by Rev. H.C. Eller, of the Brethren Church.
            Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery.
            The deceased is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Waverly (Minnie) Bywaters, of Luray, and Mrs. John (Nellie) Goode, of Warrenton, Va., and one brother, H. Johnzie Fristoe, of Forest Hill, Md. Deceased brothers and sisters are W.R. Fristoe, F.S. Fristoe, Miss Lula Fristoe and Mrs. Edna Watkins. One brother and one sister died in early childhood...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Jul 1940
Death of AUBREY COMER
            Aubrey Lee Comer, age 16, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Comer, died at the Rockingham Memorual Hospital on Sunday afternoon, June 30, 1940 after an illness of five days from the effects of a fall from a cherry tree on Tuesday.His death is attributed to spinal meningitis which developed after the fall. The accident occurred while he was picking cherries in the Blue Ridge. The distance he fell is estimated at 20 feet. He was rushed to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital and all that was humanly possible was done for him. He never actually regained consciousness. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Comer, and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Regatta Guy Louderback, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Mary Bardon, of Fredericksburg, Ray Comer, Betty, Katie, Alfred Jr., Ruth Ann and Bobby.
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            The funeral will be held in the Lutheran Church at 2:00 today, Rev. Lester A. Wertz will conduct the service. The burial will take place in the Grove Hill U.B. cemetery.                                                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Apr 1947
Death of MRS. BETTIE COMER
            Mrs. Bettie F. Comer, 90, one of Page County’s oldest residents, passed away at the Page Memorial Hospital last Friday where she had been a patient since suffering a fractured hip four weeks ago…
            Mrs. Comer was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Modisett and was born on May 4, 1856. On December 25,1883, she was united in marriage with Isaac N. Comer, who preceded her in death 17 years ago.
            She leaves four children: Mrs. Lydia Eppard, of Maurertown, Willie N. Comer, of Luray, Misses Annie and Martha Comer, at home; five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
            She united with the Old School Baptist Church on January 23, 1887, and she and her husband were baptized together in the Shenandoah River near Alma Church where they were regular attendants until his death. Afterwards, Mrs. Comer was a devout and faithful member as long as her health permitted.
            Last rites were conducted by Elder A.F. Sudduth, of Shenandoah, at the Alma Church on Sunday afternoon at three o’clock. Burial was in the family lot near the church…       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Apr 1943
Death of CARL COMER
            Carl Comer, Shenandoah resident, and son of John Comer, passed away at his home here on Tuesday evening.
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            His wife, who before marriage was Miss Mamie Smith, survives him with four young children. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Arthur Comer, Lester Comer and Earl Comer, Misses Pearl and Nellie Comer and Mrs. Ruth Kite and Mrs. Flora Smith. One brother, Cecil, is deceased.
            At the time of going to press final arrangements for the funeral had not been made, but it was known that the funeral will be conducted on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Methodist Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Feb 1941
Death of MRS. D.E. COMER
            Mrs. D.E. Comer, who was before marriage Abbie Anne Laconia, daughter of the late James W. and Mary Jane Laconia, died at her home in West Luray, Tuesday evening, February 11th, at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Comer was born April 2, 1874. She had been in failing health for the past several years.
            The deceased is survived by her husband and the following children: James William, Luther, John, Mrs. Pearl Thomson, Mrs. William (Rose) Sampsell, Mrs. Thomas (Lena) Osborne, Mrs. Harry (Edith) Burner and Virginia and Beatrice, at home. Six daughters are deceased.
            Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at 2:00 p.m. at the Chuch of Christ, with Rev. H.M. Ware officiating, assisted by Elder A.W. Campbell. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Oct 1943
DAVID ELSWORTH COMER Passes Away
            David E. Comer, 69, of East Luray, passed away on Tuesday afternoon at the Page Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness...
            The deceased was a son of the late Clinton Comer and Mary Gochenour Comer. He was born in this county on January 18, 1874, and until his health failed he worked as a farmer.
            His wife, the former Abbie Laconia, preceded him in death several years ago. He was a member of the Christian Church.
            He leaves the following children: J. William Comer, of Leaksville, Mrs. Pearl Thompson, Luther Comer, Mrs. Rose Sampsell, Mrs. Edith Burner, Mrs. Virginia McKnight, John Comer and Miss Beatrice Comer, all of Luray, and Mrs. Lena Osborne, of Hopewell. Two daughters, Mrs. Mamie Butler and Mrs. Martha Steed, are deceased in addition to four children who died in infancy. Also surviving are: a brother, Joe Comer, and a sister, Mrs. Ashby (Mamie) Lillard.
            Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon (Thursday) at 3:00 o'clock from the Luray Church of Christ by his pastor, Rev. W.E. Ferrell. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Feb 1944
Mrs. Comer Dies in Fauquier (MRS. ANN ELIZABETH COMER)
            Ann Elizabeth Huffman Comer, wife of George A. Comer, died at Monday Morning, January 24th. She was nearing her 84th years and had been in declining health for several years, but her recent illness lasted only about three weeks.
            Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., from the Embrey Memorial Church, of Summerduck, with her pastor, Elder J.O. Frazier, conducting, assisted by Elder J.B. Jenkins, of Luray, Va., a friend of the family and pastor of her former church. She had been a faithful and consistent member of the Old School Baptist Church for 68 years.
            Mr. and Mrs. Comer were born and reared in Page County Virginia and in 1895 with several small children moved to Fauquier County and established their present home on the banks of the Rappahannock River. On December 26, 1943, they enjoyed their 63rd wedding anniversity together.
            She is survived by her aged husband, four sons and five daughters, namely, Joseph, Quinton and Cletus, of Washington, D.C., Dalton, of Sumerduck, Mrs. Luther Day, Mrs. Earl Lunsford, Mrs. Luther Embrey, all of near home, Mrs. W.J. Fulk, of Calverton, and Mrs. Glover Dowdey, of Culpeper, 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
            Interment was in Mt. Holly Cemetery with the Elkins Funeral Directors, of Fredericksburg, in charge.
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Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Feb 1945
PFC IRVIN COMER Killed In France
            Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Comer received a telegram from the War Department on Friday stating that their son, Irvin Edward Comer, age 25 years, was killed in action on November 17th in France.
            They had previously received a message stating that he was missing in action.
            Pfc. Comer was inducted into the army in October and sailed overseas in May. He was with the Infantry.
            Pfc Comer leaves, besides his parents, his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Comer, and small daughter, Peggy Jean, and the following brothers and sisters: Leon, Hansford, Wilson, Claude, Nelson, Misses Madaline, Mabel, Ceretha, Ellen, all of Shenandoah, and Melvin, S 1/c, overseas...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jan 1944
Death of MRS. ISAAC N. COMER
            Mrs. Mary Susan Comer, age 76 years, wife of Isaac N. Comer, died at her home near Comertown Christian Church on Saturday, January 8, 1944, after an illness of 9 days with pneumonia.
            Mrs. Comer was before her marriage to Mr. Comer on September 25, 1890, Miss Mary Susan McAlister, daughter of the late Milton and Elizabeth McAlister, of the Brick Church neigborhood, where she made her home until she moved to her late home fifty years ago...
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            She had been a member of the Comertown Christian Church for over 50 years...
            She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. D.A. (Allene) Kite, of Comertown, and four grandchildren: one sister, Mrs. James Dofflemoyer, of Orange, Va., and one brother, W.A. McAlister, of Shenandoah. Four sisters are deceased: Mrs. James Foltz, Mrs. Philip Strole, Mrs. Major Roudabush and Mrs. John Comer, all of Shenandoah.
            Her funeral was conducted from the Comertown Church on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m., by her pastor, the Rev. R.E. Newton, assisted by Elder E.L. Cave. Burial was in the U.B. Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Mar 1945
Death of MRS. JAMES D. COMER
            Mrs. Hattie Comer, age 48 years, wife of James D. Comer, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Monday where she had been a patient for a week...
            ... She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Comer, of Grove Hill, her husband, and the following children: Sgt. Gilbert Comer, Mrs. Everett (Treva) Hughes, Pvt. Harry Comer, who has recently been wounded on Luson Island, Glenn Comer, at home, and Misses Phyllis, Janice, Peggy and Susan Comer, at home. One son, Louis, was drowned in the Shenandoah River several years ago, and one daughter, Grenita, is deceased.
            Mrs. Comer is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Millard Comer, Henry Comer, Harry Comer, Mrs. Clarke (Annie) Manning, Mrs. Ben (Dana) Breeden, Misses Mary and Polly Comer, all of Shenandoah. One brother, Dave Comer, is deceased.
            The funeral was conducted on Wednesday afternoon from the U.B. Church by the pastor, Rev. P.W. Fisher. Burial was in the U.B. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jan 1943
Death of MRS. KAGEY COMER
            Mrs. Emily J. Comer, age 79 years, wife of Kagey Comer, of Grove Hill, passed away at her home on Wednesday evening, January 6, 1943, following an illness of several weeks.
            Mrs. Comer had been bedfast for the past four years due to a broken hip.
            The deceased was the daughter of the late Joseph and Eliza Dodson, and was born on August 26, 1863 in Rappahannock County.
            She was married to Mr. Comer 55 years ago.
            Besides her husband she is survived by the following children, Mrs. Lizzie Black and J. Luther Comer, both of Hagerstown, Md.
            Surviving are her two sisters and one brother, Mrs. J.S. Good, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Harry Minnick, of Hagerstown, Md., and John Dodson, of Luray.
            The funeral services were held from her late home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. Fisher, of the United Brethren Church officiating.
            Burial was in the Comer cemetery near Ingham.                                                       
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 11 Jun 1940
Death of MISS MARY COMER
            Miss Mary Comer died at her home in Shenandoah, on Wednesday, June 5, after an illness of several weeks.
            Miss Comer was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Merle Comer and is survived by one brother, John Comer, and two sisters, Misses Mabel and Maggie Comer. Her funeral was conducted on Friday with burial in the M.E. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Sep 1943
Last Rites Held For MISS MARY STELLA COMER
            Last rites were held on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock for Miss Mary Stella Comer, 58, resident of Battle Creek, who passed away on Thursday of last week. Miss Comer's death resulted after an illness of several months. She had been tenderly cared for by her brother, Milton Comer, and family, with whom she lived.
            The deceased was born in Page County on October 28, 1884. She was the daughter of the late Reuben Comer and Emma Price Comer. Early in life she became a member of the Newport Congregational CHristian Church.
            In addition to Milton, she leaves the following brothers: Charlie Comer, of New Market, Ernest Comer, of Skidmore, Mo., Kemper Comer, of Greenspring, W.Va., William, Ashby, and Grover Comer, all of Page County.
            The funeral services, which were conducted from the home of her brother, were in charge of her pastor, Rev. R.E. Newton. Interment was in the Rhinehart Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Jun 1943
Death of MRS. A.C. COMER  (MRS. MYRTLE TRESSIE COMER)
            Mrs. Myrtle Tressie Comer, age 40 years, wife of Alfred C. Comer, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital early Tuesday morning after a brief illness of two days. Mrs. Comer was taken to the hospital early Monday morning for treatment and died after the first blood transfusion. Mrs. Comer was the daughter of Mrs. Laura B. Turner and the late Rev. Trenton Turner, of Honeyville, and had spent her entire life in and near Shenandoah, where she had made a host of friends. She was a member of the Christian Church.
            She is survived by her mother, five daughters, Mrs. Regatta (Guy) Louderback, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Mae (Bryant) Borden, of Fredericksburg; Misses Bettie, Katie, and Ruth Ann,a t home, and four sons, Ray, Alfred Jr., Bobby and Jackie, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Mabel (Joe) Hilliards, two brothers, Daniel Turner, at home, and Paul Turner, of the U.S. Army, located in Texas.
            Last rites will be held today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m., from the U.B. Church at Grove Hill with interment in the church cemetery. Her pastor, Rev. A.B. Crocker, will officiate, assisted by Rev. E.E. Sumpter.                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Jan 1942
Death of MISS SALLIE COMER
            Miss Sallie Comer, age 53, died at the University Hospital in Charlottesville, on Saturday evening, January 17, after an illness of about 19 years. Her condition was not considered serious until about a week before her death, when she entered the hospital, where all treatment failed to benefit her. She was the daughter of the late Phillip and Sarah Merica Comer and was born on October 18, 1888, at the Comer home at Comertown and has lived the community all her life. She was a consistent member of the Christian Church, holding her membership at Mt. Lebanon Christian Church.
            She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Evt) Darraugh, four sisters, Mrs. C.L. (Lizzie) Supples, Mrs. J.W. (Sudie) Davis, Miss Ada Comer, Mrs. Frank (Viola) Turner, and one brother, Reuben Comer, all of Shenandoah, one sister, Miss Maggie Comer, and one brother, Harry Comer have preceded her in death.
            The funeral will be conducted this afternoon (Tuesday) from the Mt. Lebanon Christian Church at Comertown, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. A.B. Crocker in charge. Interment will be in the Methodist Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 May 1945
Pfc WILBERT W. COMER Killed In Action
            A telegram from the War Department on Tuesday notified Mrs. Wilbert Comer, of Luray, that her husband, Pfc Wilbert W. Comer, 24, was killed in action in Germany on April 30th.
            Pfc. Comer, who was serving in a tank destroyer on the First Army, entered the service on January 27, 1943, and had been overseas since last October first. Prior to overseas duty he was stationed at Camp Hood, Texas, and Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky.
            He was born in Shenandoah twenty-four years ago and attended Shenandoah High School. He became a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Luray in December, 1943...
            Pfc. Comer is survived by his wife, the former Connie Hockman, of Luray, a daughter, Patsy, 22 months, and a sister, Mrs. John Robert (Lillie) Grimsley, of Shenandoah.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1943
Death of MRS. ZELLA L. COMER, of Arlington
            The many friends here of Mrs. Zella L. Comer, of Arlington, received with sorrow the news of her death on Tuesday, October 19th at Garfield Hospital in Washington, D.C.
            Mrs. Comer was the wife of Millard S. Comer, who survives her with one son, Ray E. Comer. She had reached the age of 47 years, one month and 6 days and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E.Bumgardner, of Shenandoah, who survive. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters: R.C. Bumgardner, of Elkton, E.J. Bumgardner, of Arlington, O.F. Bumgardner, of Arlington, I.M. Bumgardner, of Taft, Cal., and Mrs. Marie Haines, of Winchester.
            The funeral was conducted from her late residence in Arlington on Thursday of last week with burial in the Columbia Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Jul 1940
Death of MRS. ANNIE M. CORBIN
            A loyal mother and a devout Christian entered her eternal rest on Wednesday, July 10th, at 9:15 p.m., after a long period of poor health.
            Mrs. Annie M. Corbin, the widow of J. David Corbin, who preceded her in death in February of 1939, was a devout Christian all of her seventy-two years. Fifty of these years found her heart in the Church she loved, Antioch Christian Church. Many of these years were spent in close affiliation with the Luray Church of Christ. Mrs. Corbin was born Sept. 23, 1863. On Sunday, July 7, 1940, she suffered a stroke of paralysis from whcih she never recovered, passing into eternal sleep on the night of the 10th. Mr. and Mrs. J. David Corbin celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on August 21, 1934, having been married August 21, 1884.
            She is survived by four children: Raymond L., of York, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Hattie C. Middleton, Columbia, S.C., Mrs. James Berry, Bluford, Ga., and Virgil (Ted) Corbin, of Luray, Va.; 4 sisters, Mrs. M.R. Pleasant, Portsmouth, Ohio, Mrs. Sarah Nicholson, Salem, W.Va., Mrs. J.D. Comer, Luray, Va., and Mrs. Blanche Bywaters, York, Pa., and one brother Augustus Laconia, New Milton, W.Va. There are nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren surviving her.
            Funeral services will be observed Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Luray Church of Christ, her pastor, Rev. H.M. Ware, officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Luray, Va.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 May 1941
Death of MRS. ELIZA M. CORBIN
            Mrs. Eliza M. Corbin passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N.W. Aleshire, of Hamburg, May 17, 1941.
            She was born May 12, 1873, in Warren County, where she had lived most of her life.
            She is the widow of Charles A. Corbin, deceased, and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rosa Aleshire, and one step-son, W.W. Corbin, of White Post, Va., and the following brothers and sisters: W.J. Mathews, of Bentonville, Va., J.K. Mathews, of Mosley, Va., Mrs. Mary Traister, and Miss Acenieth Mathews, of Front Royal. Several brothers and sisters are deceased.
            Mrs. Corbin had been bedfast for some time following a stroke of paralysis. She was a member of the Bentonville Baptist Church.
            Funeral services will be held this morning (Tuesday) at 10:00 o’clock in the Bentonville Baptist Church and burial in the cemetery nearby.                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1944
MRS. MARY CORBIN Dies At Linden
            Mrs. Mary Corbin, 79, passed this life on Monday of this week at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Odie Nicholson of Linden, Va. She had been ill for about a month...
            The deceased was born in Nethers, Madison County, Va., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Nicholson. She married James E. Corbin, of Madison County, who preceeded her in death about five years ago. For the past four years she had made her home in Linden with Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson. Mrs. Corbin was a devout member of the Baptist Church...
            She is survived by the following children: Luther and Dennis Corbin, of Flint Hill, Va.; Mrs. Lou Nicholson, of Linden, Va.; Charles Corbin, of Etlion, Va.; Mrs. Dora Corbin, of Rileyville, and Mrs. Maggie Smith and Mrs. Addie Corbin, of Culpeper County. She is also survived by one brother, of Winchester.
            Last rites were held Wednesday at Black Oak Chapel, Culpeper County with burial in the chapel cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Jan 1941
Death of MRS. ADELINE CUBBAGE
            Mrs. Adeline Cubbage, 71, wife of Daniel Cubbage died Tuesday night at midnight at her home at Broadway following an illness of several days. Death was due to pneumonia.
            Mrs. Cubbage was a daughter of the late William and Harriet Cubbage Norman, and was born in Madison county in September of 1870. She married Daniel Cubbage of Page County, who survives her.
            Mrs. Cubbage was a highly respected resident of Broadway, where she had made her home for many years and was noted for her charitable ways. She was a faithful member of the Church of the Brethren and a woman of sterling Christian character.
             Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother, James Norman, of Broadway, and one foster daughter, Mrs. Howard Donovan, of Sparrows Point, Md.
            Funeral services were held from the Linville Creek Church of the Brethren Thursday afternoon at 2:15 with friends meeting at the Rhodes Funeral Home at two o’clock. Services were conducted by Rev. S.D. Lindsay. Burial was in a nearby cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 May 1942
BEAUREGARD CUBBAGE Dies
            Beauregard Cubbage, 69, respected citizen of Cubbage Hollow, near Stanley, died at his home on Monday morning at 5:00 following an illness of about four years.
            He was a son of Ham and Mandy Seekford Cubbage, and was an employee of the N. & W. Railroad for more than 15 years.
            The deceased is survived by his wife, Annie Mary Cubbage, and the following children: Mrs. Ervilla Good, Mrs. Davey Cubbage, Mrs. Neva Cubbage, and Carl Cubbage. Three brothers, Charley, Hubert and Ham Cubbage, also survive.
            Funeral services will take place at 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the home place in Cubbage Hollow with Rev. R.H. Lee officiating assisted by Eld. A.G. Cubbage and Rev. John Henderson.                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Jan 1941
Stanley Man Found Dead       (CARL CUBBAGE)
            Carl Cubbage, 38, a well thought of young man of Stanley, was found dead in the woods near his residence yesterday morning, the victim of a gun shot through the forehead. The coroner returned a verdict of suicide.
            Young Cubbage had been living at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Higgs of Stanley for some six or seven years and had been in the habit of hunting in the woods behind the Higgs home. When Mrs. Higgs heard a shot about 7 p.m. on Sunday evening she thought nothing of it according to accounts. The body of the man was found the next morning in the woods about three hundred yards from the house with a gunshot wound in the forehead and Cubbage’s gun, a 38 automatic Colt, several feet away…
            Reports said that Carl had been at his parents home on Sunday and that at that time he seemed despondent. Mrs. Rosa Higgs said that Cubbage had taken all his belongings away from the Higgs home on Saturday, the 11th, he returned on Sunday and went out into the woods during the late evening. Mrs. Higgs was the last to see Cubbage alive and said that he had on various occasions threatened to take his life. She thought nothing of it when she heard the shot that apparently took Cubbage’s life he had so many times hunted in the nearby woods.
            Mr. Cubbage was born near Stanley, the only son of Ausby Cubbage by his first wife. He was a respected young man and had served on the U.S.S. New Mexico in the World War. He received an honorable discharge from the Navy with several decorations. He was unmarried. He belonged to the Dunkard Church in which the Cubbage family has always been prominently connected in the Stanley community. The deceased is survived by his father and step mother and three half sisters.
            At the time of press funeral arrangements had not been completed. Arrangements are in charge of the Tucker Funeral Home of Stanley.                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Nov 1947
CHARLES CUBBAGE Passes Away at His Home
            His many friends learned with sorrow of the death of Charles Cubbage, 89, at his home in Cubbage Hollow on November 19th at 2:30 a.m., after an illness of several months. Mr. Cubbage was one of the oldest residents of that section of the county.
            He was born on April 15, 1858, and was a son of the late Hamilton and Amanda Seekford Cubbage. Mr. Cubbage was a farmer… For thirty-five years he had belonged to the Brethren Church. His wife, the former Virinda Cubbage, preceded him in death last year.
            Surviving are eight children: Ernest, Dewey, Abraham and John Cubbage, Mrs. William (Nannie) Cubbage, Mrs. Harry (Esther) Cubbage and Mrs. Ernest (Bessie) Cubbage, all of Stanley, and Mrs. William (Essie) Lam, of Elkton. He also leaves one brother, Hamilton Cubbage, of Stanley, twenty-seven grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren.
            Rev. E.A. Phillips conducted the funeral at the Episcopal Mission at Cubbage Hollow on Saturday afternoon assisted by Rev. Joseph Foster, of Bridgewater. Burial was in the family cemetery at Cubbage Hollow.                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Apr 1947
Last Rites Held For MRS. CHARLES CUBBAGE
            Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon of last week at two o’clock for Mrs. Veranda Cubbage, 82, beloved wife of Charles Cubbage, of Cubbage Hollow. Her death occurred on Wednesday, April 16th.
            She was a daughter of the late Tom Cubbage and Nichols Cubbage and was born on April 17, 1865. Surviving are her husband and the following children: Abraham Cubbage, Mrs. William (Nannie Belle) Cubbage, John Cubbage, Ernest Cubbage, Mrs. Ernest (Bessie) Cubbage and Dewey Cubbage, all of Stanley, Mrs. William (Effie) Lamb, of Elkton, and Mrs. Harry (Esther) Cubbage. She also leaves twenty-seven grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren.
            Rev. E.A. Phillips and Elder E.L. Cave officiated at the funeral which was held at the Episcopal mission in Cubbage Hollow. Interment took place in the family cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Jan 1948***
Death of MRS. CORA A. CUBBAGE
            Mrs. Cora A. Cubbage, 63, died at her home in Basin Hollow near Stanley at 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, January 19th, after an illness of two weeks. She had been a life long resident of Basin Hollow.
            A daughter of the late Buck and Jennie Rogers Cubbage, she was born on Aug. 13, 1885. On May 13, 1901, she married James M. Cubbage, who survives her with the following children: Clyde, Dan, Bermon, Kelly, Kensey Cubbage, Mrs. George (Ora) Lucas, Mrs. Oliver (Lucy) Lucas, Mrs. John (Rachael) McCoy and Mrs. Johnny (Lollia) Hilliards, all of the Stanley community. One son, Harmon, is deceased.
            She also leaves a brother, Willie Cubbage, of Stanley, two half-brothers: Jack and Albert Cubbage, and a half sister, Mrs. Carrie McCoy, thirty-two grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
            Rev. Freed and Rev. Ausby Cubbage were in charge of the last rites which took place on Saturday afternoon from her late home. Burial was in the family cemetery near the home...
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Jan 1942
Death of MRS. GERTIE CUBBAGE
            The many friends of Mrs. Gertie Cubbage were greatly distressed to learn of her death on Monday night at 12:15. Mrs. Cubbage, who died of tuberculosis, had been sick at her home for more than a year. She was born on June 17, 1918 in the Keystone section, south of Luray, the daughter of Mrs. Sally McCoy and the late Elbie Newman McCoy, who died about two months ago. She spent her life in this section, residing at the home of her parents after her marriage.
            The deceased was married in February 1938 to Ellis James Cubbage, of the Keystone section. One child, who died about three years ago, was born to this union...
            Funeral services were held at her home Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. P.A. Freed officiating with interment in the Sigler graveyard.
            Besides her mother and husband she is survived by one brother, Robert McCoy, of Keystone.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 Apr 1947
Death of HUBERT CUBBAGE
            Hubert Cubbage, 80, passed away at the Page Memorial Hospital on Sunday, April 6th, at 8:00 p.m., after a brief illness.
            Mr. Cubbage, a farmer of the Cubbage Hollow community, was a son of the late Ham Cubbage and Amanda Sigler Cubbage and was born on January 2, 1867. He was a member of the Leak’s Chapel Brethren Church.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Emma Housden and the following children: Myrtle Frances Cubbage, Ada Cubbage, Floyd and Harry Cubbage and Mrs. Alberta Housden, all of the Stanley section. He also leaves two brothers, Ham and Charlie Cubbage, of Stanley.
            Last rites will be held today (Thursday) at two o’clock from the home with Elder E.L. Cave, of Shenandoah officiating. Burial will be in the Housden Cemetery in Dovel Hollow.                                                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Nov 1941
Death of JIMMIE LEE CUBBAGE
            Jimmie Lee, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Franklin Cubbage, of Lucas Hollow, died yesterday (Monday) morning at the R.M. Hospital in Harrisonburg after an illness of about five days. This child had been in good health until about a week ago. He received treatment at the Page Memorial Hospital and was then taken to the Harrisonburg hospital. He was born May 30th, 1941.
            Before marriage Mrs. Cubbage was Miss Elva Blanche Lucas.
            Besides his parents the baby is survived by one sister, Virginia Louise, age 17 months.
            The funeral will take place today at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. G.A. Cave officiating. Interment will be in the cemetery near Lucas Hollow.                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Nov 1943
LELANDER CUBBAGE Dies In New York
            Leander Cubbage, 47, died last week in Oswego, N.Y., where he had been living since quite a young man. His home was in one of the famous cabbage-growing sections of the country. His father was the late Ben. F. Cubbage, of Page County, who had been living in Oswego County for many years, having moved there in early life from the southern end of Marksville district.
            While the father was living he and his son were largely engaged in growing cabbage of the commercial varieties that come to Luray every winter from up-state New York. Leander Cubbage married a woman of Schoharie County, N.Y., with whom he became acquainted while setting out cabbage plants in Oswego County.
            His wife, daughter and a son survive. The daughter is Mrs. Seymour L. Clayborne, of New York City, while the son, "Ozzie" Cubbage, is in military life and is located "somewhere" in England.
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Nov 1940
MELVIN CUBBAGE Killed In Fall From Bridge
            The body of Melvin Cubbage, 24, was found under the Keystone bridge south of Stanley on Tuesday morning of this week, apparently the victim of a fall from the tracks seventy five feet above. Cubbage is said to have been walking along the railroad track about 4:30 a.m. on his way to his sisters home, Miss Elizabeth Cubbage, in Cubbage Hollow. In company with Grover Bailey he had gotten off the train at Stanley and parted with Bailey there, Bailey to go to his home near Stanley and Cubbage to his sisters home in the Cubbage Hollow section. The two had been apple picking at Leesburg in the employ of a Mr. Freeze and were returning home to vote in the general election.
            The body was discovered by Lenner McCoy who immediately notified the young man's family and the officers. An investigation by the coroner resulted in a verdict of accidental death.
            Melvin was the son of Jacob Cubbage and Mollie Jenkins Cubbage, dec'd., of Cubbage Hollow. He was unmarried. He leaves to mourn him three sisters, Mrs. Charley (Ollie) Hurt, of Criglersville, Mrs. Perry (Ruth) Cubbage, and Miss Elizabeth Cubbage, of Cubbage Hollow. He also leaves two half-sisters, Mrs. Charley (Mildred) McComer of New Market and Mrs. Sonny (Lilly) Cubbage of Cubbage Hollow...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Jun 1941
ROBERT E. CUBBAGE Dies
            The community in and around Cubbage Hollow was greatly saddened on Wednesday of last week to learn of the death of Robert Lee Cubbage. Mr. Cubbage, 72, passed away at the home of his son, George Cubbage, where he had been residing about 8:00 p.m. following a paralytic stroke. He had been in ill health for over a year, but was of a cheerful spirit until his death.
            He was the son of James Cubbage and Rebecca Breeden Cubbage, the latter being from Madison County, and was born on December 25th, 1868. While a young man he married Miss Maisie Cubbage and to this union were born the following children, all of whom survive: Mrs. Miller (Parthenia) Housden, Mrs. Cled (Mandie) Good, Mrs. Jack (Cary) Cubbage and George Cubbage. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death 38 years ago.
            The deceased had always been known as a loving husband, father and neighbor… He was a member of the Brethren Church.
            The funeral services for the deceased were held on Friday, June 20th from the home of his son at 10:00 a.m. with his pastor, Rev. Ausby Cubbage, officiating. Burial was in the Cubbage cemetery.                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 May 1942
MRS. K.W. DADISMAN Dies at Shenandoah
            Mrs. Mary Etta Dadisman, age 62 years, died at her home on Third Street early Monday morning, May 4, 1942 after an illness of 15 years. The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia, resulting from a fall about three weeks ago. She was married to Kemper Wesley Dadisman on December 24, 1896, and was the daughter of the late "Polk" and Rebecca Cave Ham, of Leaksville, where her early life was spent. Mr. Ham was a well known plasterer in Page County. Mr. and Mrs. Dadisman moved from Leaksville to Shenandoah thirty-fve years ago...
            She was a member of the Shenandoah Christian Church.
            She is survived by her husband, who has been in ill health for several years, and five children: Allen of Cumberland, Md., Ruth, Mrs. J.H. Hansbraugh, of Washington, D.C., Ben, of Washington, D.C., James, of Harrisonburg, and Miss Helen Dadisman, at home.
            One sister also survives, Mrs. Maude Ham Fialdes, of Pomona, Cal.
            The funeral was conducted from her late home on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock by the Rev. Algie B. Crocker. Interment was in the Leaksville cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Oct 1941
VANDERBILT DALLAS Killed By Falling Tree
            Vanderbilt Dallas, 48, of Keystone, died Wednesday of this week from injuries sustained while felling a tree in the Donovan woods about one fourth mile northwest of the Lester Kite property at Stanley. Crushed by the terrific blow from the falling tree trunk he was rushed to the Page Memorial Hospital where he died at 6:20 p.m., six hours after the accident occurred…
            At the time of the accident Dallas was working with John Hillards, felling timber in the Donovan woods. A large tree said to have had a twelve inch trunk was cut at the base by Dallas but did not fall entirely to the ground because of intervening trees. In an attempt to release the butt of the felled tree, Dallas truck with his ax causing the trunk to loosen and plunge back unto his chest. He was badly crushed.
            The deceased was a farmer and helper in the neighborhood of Stanley. He is survived by his wife, Arthelia Campbell Dallas, whom he married in 1915, and four children, Emma, Levi, Leroy, and Leott, all at home. There are four brothers and one sister surviving. They are Hill Dallas, of Stanley, Lawrence, Ernest and James Dallas, of Ohio, and Mrs. Thomas (Florence) Good, of Stanley.
            Last rites will take place Saturday from the late home in the Keystone section at 11 o’clock with Rev. Ausby Cubbage officiating. Funeral arrangements will be in charge of the Tucker Funeral Home of Stanley.                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Jun 1941
Death of MRS. L.C. DAVIS, of Elkton
            Mrs. Minnie Ellen Davis, 67, wife of L.C. Davis and well known resident of Elkton, died Monday at her home following a long period of declining health.
            Mrs. Davis was born January 15, 1874 and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Comer, of Shenandoah. She spent the greater part of her life in Rockingham county... A faithful member of the East Point United Brethren Church...
            Besides her husband, she is survived by six children: Mrs. H.L. Monger, of Pine Grove, Pa.; Mrs. J.H. Dofflemoyer, of Elkton; Mrs. E.L. Huffman and Mrs. C.C. Kite, of Elkton; one sister: Mrs. Ida Dean, of Grottoes; one brother: D.A. Comer, of Elkton; 20 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the Elkton United Brethren Church. Services were conducted by Rev. Floyd L. Fulk. Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Oct 1940
Death of WM. JACKSON DARNELL
            William Jackson Darnell, 63, of Luray, was found dead in bed at his home early Wednesday morning. Mr. Darnell had been in failing health for the past six months, the cause of his death being heart failure. He has been employed by the Shenandoah National Park Orchard for sometime.
            He was born in Rappahannock County in 1877, the son of the late William and Sarah Darnell. The deceased moved to this county many years ago and married Miss Ella Dodson, who survives him. He also leaves three children, James, of Luray, Raymond and Mary, at home. A brother, Joseph Darnell, lives in Amissville.
            The last rites for the deceased will be held today, Friday, at Beahm's Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. H.C. Eller, of the Brethren Church, officiating.
Page News & Courier, Thursday, 15 Jul 1948
EMMET A. DEAN Fatally Shot
            Emmett A. Dean, 59 year old farmer, of Hensley’s Church, Page County, Va., was found dead on Wednesday of last week on the porch of his home. Death was due to a bullet wound in his chest. The bullet passed through his body just over the heart, the coroner stated.
            Dr. George H. Long, Page County coroner, said yesterday he had not yet determined whether Mr. Dean had killed himself or was shot by someone else. Investigating authorities believe he could have been shot while in the yard and made his way to the porch where he died.
            Besides his wife, Mrs. Ardista Breeden Dean, he is survived by three sons, Wilson, of Elkton; Winifred, of Bear Lithia; and Carlos Dean, of Hensley’s Church; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Lam, at home; Mrs. Henry Lam and Miss Jessie Dean, of Elkton; one brother, Edgar Dean, of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Mrs. Grover Hensley, of Shenandoah, and 14 grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from Hensley’s Church with the Rev. Carl Goodrich officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.                                 
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 Aug 1940
Death of H. SAMUEL DEAN
            Samuel Dean, age 73, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Sunday morning, August 11th. Mr. Dean was born in Green county and at an early age moved to his present home near Stanley. He is the son of John and Sarah Deab. The deceased was an employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad for many years and was a member of the Odd Fellows, Verbena Lodge No. 42.
            His wife was the former Miss Lillie A. Pager, who preceded him in death four years ago. He is survived by his three children, Howard Dean, of Stanley; Garland Dean, of Harrington, Va., and Mrs. Sterling (Zera) Webley, also of Harrington.
            The funeral will be held Wednesday, at 2:30 at the Adventist Church and the service will be conducted by Rev. Wetsell...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Jan 1940
Death of MISS ANNIE ELIZABETH DECKER
            Miss Annie Elizabeth Decker, aged 72 years, 4 months and 27 days, died at the Page Memorial Hospital, Luray, at midnight Saturday, December 30. Miss Decker who had been a patient at the hospital for sometime died with a complication of diseases.
            She was born August 3, 1867, near Mauck, and has resided with Mrs. D.L. Mauck and family at Stanley for many years. She is a daughter of Robert and Sarah Ann Decker, of Stanley, both deceased.
            Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. H.F. Purdham, Luray, Mrs. Lena Yager, one half-sister, Mrs. Ernest Jenkins, and one half-brother, Charles Decker, all of Stanley.
            The funeral took place at 2:00 p.m. Monday from the New School Baptist church, Stanley with the Reverends E.E. Sumpter, G.H.H. Tyler and J.E. Tucker, in charge of the services. Interment in Graves Chapel Cemetery.
            She was a faithful member of the New School Baptist church, Stanley...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Dec 1944
Death of MRS. MAGGIE DINGES
         Mrs. Maggie Dinges, 51, passed away suddenly at her home near Alma on Saturday of last week. Mrs. Dinges was only ill a few days and her sudden demise has come as a shock to her family and friends.
         She was a daughter of the late James Donovan and Anna Painter Donovan. She was born on January 15, 1893 near Stanley. Her husband, Benjamin L. Dinges, survives her with two children: Norris Lee Dinges, now in Italy with the armed forces, and Miss Virginia Dinges, at home.
         Surviving brothers and sisters are: Mrs. George (Myrtle) Graves, and Mrs. Amos (Elizabeth) Printz, of Luray, Clarence Donovan, Ernest Donovan, Mrs. Tommie (Mina) Knight, Mrs. Bernard (Ioway) Painter, of Stanley, Mrs. Maude Hilton, of Arlington, Mrs. Reuben (Victoria) Knight, of Keezletown, and Miss Ethel Donovan, of Broadway.
         Last rites were held on Monday at 3:30 p.m., from the Adventist Church with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating. Interment was in the Adventist Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jul 1949
Last Rites Held For MRS. MAGGIE HIGGS DINGES
            Last rites took place yesterday at 3:00 p.m., at the Leaksville Congregational-Christian Church for Mrs. Maggie Louviece Dinges, 83, of Leaksville, who passed away on her birthday after an illness of six years, at the home of her son, Philip Dinges, on Monday at 3:10 p.m. Interment took place in the Leaksville Cemetery and her pastor, Rev. R.E. Newton, was in charge of the service.
            She was a daughter of the late Henry Higgs and Mary Price Higgs, the former a Confederate veteran, and was born on July 4th, 1866, in Page County, Virginia, where she spent her entire life. Her husband, Charles E. Dinges, preceded her in death in 1915. She was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker and will be greatly missed in her community.
            Surviving are five children: Mrs. Boyd (Sarah) May, of Charles Town, W.Va., Mrs. Jake (Maude) Painter, of Stanley, Va., Hubert C. Dinges, and Philip Dinges, of Luray, and Claude H. Dinges, of Springfield, Ohio. Her deceased children are: Lester Dinges, Mrs. Irvin (Mary) Price, James E. Dinges, Mrs. Mervin (Susan) Burner. Several children died in infancy.
            She also leaves the following brothers and sisters: W.H. Higgs, and John Higgs, of Westville, Ohio, Mrs. Bertha Siford, of Winchester, Va., Mrs. Martha Hinkle, Clarence Higgs and George Higgs, of Luray, Cletus Higgs, of Strasburg, and Carrie V. Higgs, of Leaksville. The deceased are: Benton and Joseph Higgs and Mrs. Alice Smith.
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Feb 1941
Death of MRS. SADIE PEARL DINGES
            The community was greatly shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Sadie Pearl Dinges, wife of Fred Dinges, of Essex, Maryland, on Wednesday, February 5th, at 10:20 p.m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. John A. Foltz, south of Luray.
            Mrs. Dinges was born on April 15th, 1889, the daughter of William H. and Arbelia Smith Sours, at Upper Mill Creek and lived there with her husband and family until 6 months ago when they moved to Essex, Md.
            She had been in failing health for the past two years, but her condition was not considered serious, and on Sunday she was brought by her family to Luray to visit her sister.
            When a child, Mrs. Dinges was baptized at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and had been a faithful follower of this religion all her life. She was a granddaughter of Samuel W. Sours, of Mexican War fame.
            The deceased is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Carl Kibler, Lawrence, Ivan and Nelma Dinges, all of Essex, Md., and Mrs. Robert Anderson, of York, Pa. One sister, Mrs. John A. Foltz, and brothers, Luther, Amos, Arthur and L.A. Sours, of Mill Creek, T.R. and W.L. Sours, of Martinsburg, W.Va., also survive. One brother, Jesse E. Sours, is deceased.
            Last rites for the deceased will take place on Saturday, February 8th at 10:00 a.m. from the residence on upper Mill Creek with interment in the family cemetery nearby…   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jan 1944
Last Rites Held for CLYDE MILTON DODSON
            Last rites were held on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 for Clyde M. Dodson, 38, who passed away at his home, near Oak Hill, on Wednesday, December 29th following a brief illness.
            The deceased was a son of Milton Dodson and Margaret Nichols Dodson, of Rappahannock County... He was a member of the Rileyville Baptist Church...
            Mr. Dodson leaves his wife, formerly Miss Louise Chrisman, and four children: Daisey, Dolly, Anna Mae and James Milton Dodson, all at home. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Daisey Nichols, Madison County, Mrs. Lizzie Printz, Brunswick, Md., Mrs. Rose Weaver, Rileyville, Mrs. Annie Chrisman, Mrs. Martha Edwards and Mrs. Mary Edwards, all of Kearneysville, W.Va., Mrs. Lucy Cook, of Elkton, Charles Dodson, Sumer's Point, W.Va., Ernest Dodson, Hillsboro, Va., and Cpl. Arthur Dodson, with the Armed forces somewhere in England.
            The funeral was in charge of Elder A.W. Campbell and was held at the Rileyville Union Church. Interment was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 May 1942 
(MRS. ELIZA HARDY-DODSON)

            Mrs. Eliza Hardy Dodson, 83 years of age, died at her home in Pittsylvania county, this State, on Monday of this weeks, following a protracted illness incident to old age. She was the widow of the late William H. Dodson who was a native of The Hazel region of Rappahannock county. William H. Dodson was a brother of Philip Dodson, who many years ago was an apple and potato vender in Luray. In his annual fall and winter trips to Luray years ago Philip Dodson was often accompanied by his brother, William. This Dodson family a good many years ago moved to Halifax county, Va., later locating in Pittsylvania county. A newspaper report says that “the Dodson brothers got their rudiments of tobacco raising in the Blue Ridge and its spur, The Hazel, in Rappahannock county, and later came to Halifax county, where they extended and enlarged their experience until they became leaders in raising the weed in Southside Virginia.” Mrs. Dodson was only one of the leaders in the Old School Baptist Church of her section and it is an assured fact that ministers of that denomination of Page county were acquainted with her.