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PAGE NEWS AND COURIER OBITUARIES 1940-1949 Part 2

Page News & Courier, Friday 10 May 1940
Death of JOHN DODSON
            John Dodson a highly respected citizen of Comertown died at the University Hospital on Tuesday evening after being a patient in that institution for twelve days.
            Mr. Dodson had been in poor health for several years and his death was not unexpected. His wife before marriage was Miss Lottie Lucas.
            He was employed on the railroad in Pennsylvania until his health failed. Since that time he has been at his home near Shenandoah.
            He is survived by his wife and the following half brothers and sisters: Willie and Ernest McAlister, Mrs. Eula Camden, Mrs. Paul Orye and Mrs. Lucian Burner. One half sister, Miss Frances McAlister, died a few months ago as the result of an automobile accident at Stanley where three were killed.
            His funeral will be conducted from the Comertown Church this morning at 10 o’clock by Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer. Burial will be in the McAllister burying ground.               
Page News & Courier, Tuesday, 7 Oct 1941
Death of MRS. LONA FRANCES DODSON
            Mrs. Lona Frances Dodson, of Madison county, who has been living with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Smith, of Luray, for the past few years, passed away at the Smith home on Saturday night about 8:30, following an illness of about ten days.
            Mrs. Dodson was about 81. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago and since that time she has been living with her daughter in Luray.
            She is survived by seven children and several grandchildren. One brother and one sister also survive.
            Last rites will take place today (Tuesday) at Nethers Mill, Madison County at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be at Etlan, Va.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Feb 1945
Death of WILLIAM DODSON, SR.
            William Dodson, Sr., who would have reached his 75th birthday on the 17th of February, died at the Page Memorial Hospital, Luray, last Thursday morning about 3 o’clock. He had been a patient at that institution only a short time, although he had been ill health for several years.
            The Dodson family has been living in Luray for the last 30 or 40 years, having moved here from Rappahannock County.
            Mr. Dodson was a hard working, honest citizen, engaging in many lines of work, and for many years was section of Green Hill Cemetery. He was also caretaker of a number of Luray public buildings- banks, churches, etc.
            The deceased was the son of the late Wesley Patrick Dodson, of Rappahannock County.
            In addition to his wife, Mrs. Mollie Woodward Dodson, he is survived by a son, William Dodson, Jr., and a daughter, Miss Laura Dodson, the latter residing at home and the son near by. He also leaves a brother, James Dodson, of Hagerstown, Md., and three sisters: Mrs. Ella Darnell, of near Luray; Mrs. Bertha Price, of Charles Town, W.Va., and Mrs. Nannie Frazier, of Hagerstown.
            Funeral services were held at Beahm’s Chapel on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Donald Royer of the Church of the Brethren. Interment took place in the adjacent cemetery.                                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Dec 1943
Death of LELAND KIRBY DOFFLEMOYER
            Leland Kirby Dofflemoyer, 22, of Hagerstown, Md., died at his home in that city on Sunday night following an illness of several years. The young man was the son of Kirby Dofflemoyer and Clara Good Dofflemoyer who formerly lived in Page County. He has many relatives living in this section...
            The deceased had lived all his life in Hagerstown where he worked on his father's farm. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.
            In addition to his parents he leaves two sisters: Mrs. Charles (Marie) Hartle and Mrs. Carlton (Jane) Dehart, both of Hagerstown.
            The body was brought to Rileyville and last rites were held on Wednesday afternoon at the home of Jack Good in Rileyville with burial in the family cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Feb 1941
MRS. LINNIE COOK DOFFLEMOYER
            Mrs. Linnie Cook Dofflemoyer, 59 years of age, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, on Wednesday, February 19th. She had been sick for about two months and due to complications, died not respond to the treatment at the hospital like her family had hoped.
            The deceased was born in East Point, Va., the daughter of John and Sally Harner Cook. On December 26, 1902, she married Tom Dofflemoyer and resided in her home town until a year ago when they came to Shenandoah. She was a member of the Christian Church and a loving and devoted mother.
            Mrs. Dofflemoyer is survived by her husband and five children: Theodora, Benny, Jacob, Johnny and Louise, all of Shenandoah. Two sisters, Mrs. Archie Johnson, of Cross Hill, S.C., and Miss Essie Cook, of New Castle, Ind., two brothers, Alfred Cook, of McGaheysville, and L.J. Cook, of Shenandoah, and eight grandchildren also survive.
            At the time of going to press funeral arrangements had not been made.                  
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Oct 1940
HENRY MICHAEL DOLAN Dies In Maryland
            The many friends of Henry Dolan, of Brunswick, Md., were shocked to hear of his death on Saturday morning of last week. Mr. Dolan died in the Frederick City Hospital in Frederick, Md., at the age of 83. He recently underwent a major operation in that city and died as the result of peritonitis following the operation.
            Mr. Dolan was born near Winchester in 1857, but in early life took up residence in Maryland. He became affiliated with the B. & O. railroad, having been retired several years ago. He married twice, his first wife left three sons, Ernest, now a minister in Lexington, Estaige, of Winchester, and Harry, of Moorefield, W.Va. Mr. Dolan later married Miss Nora Bailey, the daughter of Harvey and Mary Bailey, of Pine Grove, this county. To them were born the following children, all of whom survive: Dewey M., Harvey, Russell, Fred, James and Mrs. Mildred Lowry, all of Brunswick, Md. His wife died about 18 years ago.
            Elder A.W. Campbell was in charge of the services held at the Bailey Graveyard on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.         `                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Jan 1942
GEORGE W. DONOVAN, of Stanley, Succumbs
            George W. Donovan, highly respected citizen of Stanley, died at the Page Memorial Hospital on Friday night of last week following an illness of several weeks.
            Mr. Donovan, who for about 20 years operated a general merchandise store at Mauck, Va....
            The deceased is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Donovan, of Page and was in his 69th year. He was twice married. His first wife, who passed away some years ago, was Miss Bettie Lee Cave. He later married Miss Myrtle Rothgeb, who survives. No children were born to either marriage.
            Last rites took place yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at the Leaksville Congregational Church with Rev. R.E. Newton officiating. Burial was in the Leaksville cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Sep 1942
Death of JOHN DONOVAN, of Missouri
            Mrs. Jennie Rogers and Mrs. Julia Liebert received a message one day last week from their brother, Jacob Offenbacker, of Missouri, saying his father-in-law, John Donovan, was dead. He was a brother of James Donovan, deceased, of this place. He had been born and raised in Page county and left here when just a young man.                       HOBSON
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Apr 1941
Death of B.F. DORROUGH
           Sergeant Benjamin Russell Dorrough, son of the late Samuel and Sallie Stanley Dorrough, of Shenandoah died at Fort Thomas, Kentucky on April 12, 1941, age 47 years.
           Mr. Dorrough entered the service of the U.S. Army on September 20, 1912 and served until March 3, 1914. He then reentered military service on Feb. 1, 1917 and served with Company F 42 Infantry as First Sergeant during the World War.
            He returned to Fort Thomas, Ky., in November 1919 and seved witht he 10th Infantry continuously until transferred to DEML in September, 1940. While serving in the 10th Infantry Staff, Sergeant Dorrough was assigned to duty as Post Provost Sergeant. This duty he faithfully executed until his illness of three weeks prior to his death. Heart and kidney complications were the immediate cause of his death.
            Mr. Dorrough was born in Shenandoah and spent his early life here. He leaves one brother, J.E. Dorrough of Panama, and one sister, Mrs. J.J. Beaghn, of Shenandoah. One sister, Mrs. Virginia Zacham, is deceased.
             His burial was conducted on Wednesday, April 16, at Arlington cemetery by the Army Chaplain. He was given the military funeral.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Apr 1945
Mrs. Dovel Dies At Harrisonburg Hospital    (MRS. ANNA BELLE DOVEL)
            Mrs. Anna Belle Dovel, 62, formerly of Page County and a resident of Harrisonburg, for the past 40 years, and wife of Clarence Dovel, died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital after an illness of three months.
            Mrs. Dovel had been in failing health since January...
            Her funeral will be held today, Thursday, afternoon at two o'clock from the Harrisonburg Presbyterian Church with interment in the family lot in Woodbine Cemetery. The Rev. Parks W. Wilson, the pastor will conduct the services, assisted by the Rev. John B. Jenkins, of the Luray Primitive Baptist church.
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            Born at Newport, in Page County, on Sept. 29, 1882, she was a daughter of Reuben and the late Texanna Propst Foltz. Here she spent the first 22 years of her life.
            One June 10th, 1905, Mrs. Dovel married Clarence E. Dovel at Grove Hill in Page County. After her marriage she and her husband went to Harrisonburg to make their home. For the past several years they had been living at Pleasant Hill.
            Besides her husband, she is survived by her father, Reuben Foltz, and three sons, Paul E. Dovel, Lynchburg; Kermit E. and Clarence E., Jr., both of Harrisonburg; one sister, Mrs. Harry Hoover, Hagerstown, Md. and five brothers, Frank M., Emmit M., Ernest D. and Roy C. Foltz, all of Harrisonburg and Claton W. Foltz also surviving together with five grandchildren.
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Sep 1941
MRS. DOVEL Dies at Hospital in Harrisonburg
            Mrs. Martha Jane Dovel, wife of P.H. Dovel, of near Elkton, died Monday afternoon in Rockingham Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for a week. She had been in poor health for several years.
            News of her death came as a shock to her many friends in the community, who died not realize the seriousness of her condition.
            Mrs. Dovel was a daughter of the late William and Mary Jane Knighten Stover and was born near Elkton, October 24, 1870. She had spent all of her life in that section.
            She was a member of St. Peters United Brethren Church.
            Surviving are her husband, P.H. Dovel, a brother, Henry Stover, of Pittsburgh, and a sister, Mrs. Lena Hensley, of Broadway. A number of nieces and nephews survive.
            Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock EST from St. Peters United Brethren Church, with the Rev. L.E. Sheaffer officiating. Interment was in the cemetery near the church.                                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Jul 1940
MRS. CORA ELIZABETH DOVELL Dead
            Mrs. Cora Elizabeth Dovell, wife of Benton Dovell, deceased, died at 11 a.m., July 25th, 1940 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grover Painter, near Stanley, aged 55 years, 5 months and 21 days. Mrs. Dovell was the daughter of the late Perry Housden, of Honeyville. The last rites took place at Leaks Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m.
            Mrs. Dovell had been a great sufferer from a heart ailment for the past three years and although she bravely resisted this sickness she was unable to rally from the last attack which resulted in her death…
            The deceased leaves three sons and two daughters, all of Stanley, Mrs. Grover Painter, Miss Myrtle Dovell, Hubert Dovell, Amos Dovell and Alfred Dovell.                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 May 1949
Sudden Death of JOHN HENRY EDWARDS
            The sudden death of John Henry Edwards, 56, of East Luray, on Sunday night, May 22nd, has been a great shock to his family and friends. Although he had been in failing health for the past year, he had been in his usual health until he was stricken about nine o’clock.
            Mr. Edwards was a skilled stone and brick layer and evidences of his craft are found in many homes and buildings in Luray and surrounding sections.
            Born on May 30, 1892, he would have reached his 57th birthday next week. He was a son of the late William R. and Mary C. Knott Edwards. His life was spent in Page County…
            In February, 1919, he married Miss Naomi Ruth Good, of Luray, who preceded him in death several years ago.
            Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Elwood (Ruth) Mayes, of Luray, two brothers, Carl Edwards, of Luray, and Charlie Edwards, of Elkton, and a sister, Mrs. Austin (Iva) Mills, of Hanover, Pa. One sister, Mrs. Carl Bailey, is deceased.
            Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock from the Luray Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. Kern Eutsler, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.                                                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Feb 1943
JOSEPH DUNCAN
            Funeral services were conducted yesterday at 2:00 p.m. at the Alma Lutheran Church by Elder J.B. Jenkins for Joseph Duncan, 72, who passed away at his home in the Massanutten section on Sunday night.
            Mr. Duncan, who had been a patient in the local and R.M. Hospitals several times, had been in failing health for a number of years. He was receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore when his wife passed away at the home of their daughter in Edgemere, Md.
            Born about 72 years ago in the Massanutten section where he died, Joseph Duncan was the son of the late Isaac and Bettie Wright Duncan. His father was a well known blacksmith of his day, and he also followed this trade for many years…
            The deceased was married twice. His first wife was Miss Annie Price and his second wife, the former Miss Mattie Florence Price, passed away on January 14th of this year in Edgemere, Md.
            Surviving his first marriage are the following children: Herman Duncan, of Sparrows Point, Md.; Mrs. James (Mary) Stanley, of Stanley, and Mrs. Clyde (Lelia) Stoneberger, of near Luray. Children by his second wife are: Mrs. John (Edna) Aleshire, of Luray, Mrs. Amos (Virginia) Nichols, also of Luray, and Mrs. Robert (Bertha) Taylor of Edgemere, Md. Two children are deceased.
            He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Charlie Duncan, of Mt. Jackson, Mrs. Joe Bradley, of Leaksville; Miss Liza Duncan, of Mt. Jackson; Mrs. Nell Berry, of Harrisonbur; Mrs. Emma Price, of Missouri; Mrs. Sudie Campbell, of Luray, and Miss Stella Duncan. One brother, Will Duncan, is deceased.
            Interment was in the Alma Church Cemetery.                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Jan 1943
Death of MRS. MATTIE FLORENCE DUNCAN
            Mrs. Mattie Florence Duncan, age 63 years, passed this life on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 5:00 a.m. at Edgemere, Md. Last rites were held at the Alma Lutheran Church at 2:00 p.m. Saturday with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating...
            Mrs. Duncan was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Robert Taylor, to be near her husband, who was ill in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, when she was taken sick. Though she had been confined to her bed for about seven weeks her condition was not considered serious and her death came as a shock to her relatives and friends. Mr. Duncan, whose condition is slightly improved, is at present in Luray.
            The deceased was born in Page county, the daughter of Casper and Nancy Price, deceased. She was married to Joseph Thomas Duncan, who survives with their three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bertha) Taylor, of Edgemere, Md., and Mrs. Amos (Virginia) Nicholas and Mrs. John (Edna) Aleshire, both residing at the home place west of Luray. Threee step-children also survive, they are Herman Franklin Duncan, of Sparrows Point, Md.; Mrs. Bob (Mary) Stanley, of Stanley, Va., and Mrs. Clyde (Lelia) Stoneberger, of Luray. Two brothers, Johnny Price, of Luray, and Clarence Price, of Newport, survive. Her sister is deceased.
            Funeral services were held at the Alma Lutheran Church Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with Eld. J.B. Jenkins officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Apr 1943
Death of MRS. MARY RUSSELL EDWARDS
            Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Main Street Baptist Church for Mrs. Mary Russell Edwards, who passed away on Sunday about 6:00 a.m. in Elkton.
            Mrs. Edwards, who had been in failing health for sometime, was visiting her son, Charles W. Edwards, at the time of her death.
            Mary Russell Knott was born on November 10, 1868 in the Mill Creek section, the daughter of the late James Knott and Rebecca Jenkins Knott. Her husband, William Robert Edwards, died in 1925. He was employed by the Deford Tannery for a number of years.
            Mrs. Edwards was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church...
            She leaves the following children: Charles W. Edwards, of Elkton; John Henry Edwards and Carl R. Edwards, of Luray, and Mrs. Austin (Iva Mae) Mills, of Hanover, Pa. Deceased children are: Mrs. Carrie Eliza Bailey, Martha Rebecca and Nora Virginia Edwards. She also leaves twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her brother, John Knott, of Luray, also survives.
            The funeral services were in charge of Rev. E.E. Sumpter, of Shenandoah, assisted by Rev. B.D. Castor, of Luray. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Jan 1942
Death of MRS. NAOMI RUTH EDWARDS
        The many relatives and friends of Mrs. Naomi Ruth Edwards, of East Luray, regret to learn of her death on Thursday night of last week at her home about 9:10 o'clock....
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        The deceased had reached the age of 47 years, 8 months and 15 days at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Sarah Painter Good and the late Isaac L. Good. She was a member of the Luray Methodist Church, and in her early years married John H. Edwards, of Luray, who survives her. Mr. Edwards is now employed in Washington, D.C., as a carpenter. To them was born one child, a daughter, Ruth, who lives at home.
       All of Mrs. Edwards' brothers and sisters survive her. They are: Clarence Good, Theodore Good, Lester Good, Mrs. Marshall (Edna) Griffith, Mrs. James R. (Gleadith) Potts, and Mrs. Lawrence (Ethel) Burner.
        Last rites took place on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Luray Methodist Church... Rev. W.S. Courtney was in charge of the services. Interment took place in the Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 jun 1940
Death of MRS. ADA SEEKFORD EVANS, Formerly of Page
            Mrs. Ada Seekford Evans, of Tampa, Florida, aged 67 years, passed away at her home in Florida this week, the result of a fall in which she suffered a broken hip.
            Mrs. Evans was a native of Page County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Seekford, of Alma, this county.
            The body will be brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. Clyde Modesitt, of East Luray, and on Saturday funeral services will be conducted from the Old School Baptist Church at 11 a.m. by Elder J.B. Jenkins. Interment will follow in the cemetery nearby.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Jun 1940
MRS. ADA SEEKFORD EVANS (II)
            Mrs. Ada Seekford Evans, of Tampa, Florida, aged 68 years, passed away Wednesday, June 5th. She had been in declining health for several years but her death was immediately due to a fractured pelvis received in a fall in her hospital room.
            Mrs. Evans was the second child of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Seekford, of Alma, this county, and was born shortly after the flood of 1870. Her early life was spent in this county where she received her public school education and made a host of friends, many of whom have been called to their eternal home. For the past thirty years she resided in Florida.
            In her early twenties, Mrs. Evans united with the Alma Primitive Baptist Church and was baptized by the late Elder T.S. Dalton. She was a faithful member unto death…
            Mrs. Evans is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alma Anderson, of Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Pauine Rodgers, of Tampa, Florida, a son, Robert, of Nevada, and the following brothers and sisters: G.W. and B.H. Seekford of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Nina Finn, Lauham, Maryalnd, Mrs. Brownie Berry, of Fort Norris, New Jersey, and Mrs. Clyde Modesitt, of Luray.
            The funeral was held from the Old Baptist Church at Alma, June 8th, at 11 a.m., Elder John B. Jenkins, a life-long friend, conducting the services. Interment was in the family lot in the nearby cemetery.                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Dec 1944
MRS. G. MEADE EYLER Dies In Maryland
            Mrs. Dorothy Frances Woodward Eyler, wife of G. Meade Eyler, of Thurmont, Md., died Monday, December 18th, at 4:10 a.m., at the Frederick City Hospital. Death was due to complications, after a few day's illness... She was 37 years, 3 months and 11 days old at the time of her death.
            The deceased was the daughter of David M. and Annie Elizabeth Hoak Woodward, of Tuscarora, Md., formerly of the Ida section, Page County, Va. She is survived by her parents, husband and eight year old daughter, Patsy Jean, and the following brothers and sisters, David M., of Charles Town, W.Va., T-Sgt. Edward F., who is somewhere in the South Pacific, Cecil H. Woodward, of Tuscarora, Md., Mrs. Mehrle F. Shriner, of Graceham, Md., Mrs. J.M. Smallwood, of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Charles E. Shorb, of Tuscarora, Md.
            She was a member of the Elias Lutheran Church, Emmitsburg, Md., and was baptized and confirmed into the Grace Lutheran Church, of Ida, early in her life.
            The funeral was held from the Funeral Home of Thurmont, Md., Wednesday, December 20th, at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Philip Bower, of Emmitsburg, Md., officiating...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Feb 1945
Death of C.W. FERRELL
            Connie William Ferrell, 49, died at his home east of Shenandoah on Thursday, February 15th, after a long period of illness...
            He was a World War I veteran and had received a wound in one of his lungs in combat which probably caused his death.
            He was the son of William Ferrell and the late Nelia Cardin Ferrell, and was born near Shenandoah where he spent most of his life.
            Mr. Ferrell owned considerable farm land and after his health failed his sons took over the care of this.
            Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary Merica Ferrell, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. L.W. Painter, of Bassetts, Va., Misses Nina, Louise, Elsie, Hilda and Virginia Ferrell at home, and Owen and Wayne Ferrell at home. Two brothers, Lee and Irvin Ferrell, and his father,William Ferrell, also survive, and one sister, Mrs. Raymond Comer.
            The funeral service was conducted on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from Oak Grove United Brethren Church, by the Rev. P.W. Fisher, assisted by Rev. John H. Henderson. Interment was in the Huffman Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Feb 1940
MRS. CAROLINE JENKINS FINCHAM Dies At 104
            Mrs. Caroline Jenkins Fincham, aged 104, a life long resident of Rappahannock County, died in Culpeper Tuesday morning, Jan. 30, at the home of her daughter Mrs. R.E. Dodson on W. Edward Street, after a brief illness.
            Funeral services were held Thursday at 12:00 o’clock, a.m., at the Woodville Baptist Church of which deceased had been a member for more than half a century, Rev. P.H. Chelf officiated at the services and burial was made in the Fincham family graveyard in Rappahannock County.
            Mrs. Fincham is survived by her daughters, Mrs. R.E. Dodson, of Culpeper, Mrs. William Settle, and Mrs. William Butler, of Woodville; and her sons, J.D. and G.L. Dodson, both of Woodville.
            Deceased is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.            
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Mar 1941
HENRY FINCHAM Dies
            Henry Fincham, 88 year old resident of the Spring Farm section, died Friday night about 12:00 following an illness of several months. Mr. Fincham and his niece, Miss Bessie have lived on the farm of Mrs. W.M. Brown for many years. In his younger years Mr. Fincham took charge of the work there.
            He was born in Rappahannock County, but came to Page many years ago. He was never married.
            A short service was conducted at Bradley's Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 5:00 with Elder Joe Comer officiating. Burial was in the Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Feb 1946
MR. FINCHUM, Former Luray Residence, Dead
            James Finchum, 84, who has been living in Harrisonburg for the last 39 years, a native of Rappahannock, in the early days an employee of the Deford Tanning Company, Luray, died on Monday night of this week at his home in Harrisonburg following an illness of several years. During the years he resided in Harrisonburg he was a Luray visitor on numerous occasions. At each trip here he told friends he was “looking up old buddies” who worked with him at the Deford establishment. At each trip here he told friends that his “old working partners” were fast having their number wiped out. He was born in Sperryville, Rappahannock County, February 13, 1862. His burial took place on Wednesday of this week (his 84th birthday), in Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg. During the days when the late John Nash carried mail in a spring wagon between Luray and Sperruville Mr. Finchum came to Luray to “see Page folks”, Mr. Nash’s laconic manner of relating how Mr. Finchum happened to locate here, later becoming a valued employee of the Defords. John Nash was carrying mail to and from this place and Sperryville in the early days of the Overhead Bridge on the northeastern outskirts. The deceased is survived by three sons and three daughters. He was a prominent member of the Harrisonburg Methodist Church. For the last several years Mr. Finchum had been a caretaker of the First National Bank of Harrisonburg.                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1943
Death of Mrs. James Foltz (ADA FLORENCE)
       Mrs. Ada Florence Foltz, age 74 years, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, October 26, 1943, where she had been a patient exactly four weeks. Mrs. Foltz was the widow of the late James Foltz and had been in declining health for several years, but her condition became alarming about six weeks ago when she was on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Ethel Sloan, in Hagerstown, Md...
       Mrs. Foltz was born at Newport on August 22, 1869, and was the daughter of the late Milton Amos and Elizabeth Catherine McAlister. She had lived in Shenandoah 42 years. She was a consistent member of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church and her funeral will be conducted from there tommorrow, Friday, at 2:00 o'clock by her former pastor, the Rev. M.A. Ashby, of Boonesboro, Md., assisted by her present pastor, the Rev. J.K. Cadwallader. Burial will be in the U.B. Cemetery.
        Mrs. Foltz is survived by the following children: Mrs. Bernard (Elizabeth) Roberts, of Vienna, Va., Mrs. W.C. (Leona) Rothgeb, of Shenandoah, Mrs. W.E. (Ethel) Sloane, of Hagerstown, Md., J.E. Foltz, of Shenandoah, Floyd Foltz, of Harrisonburg, and Corporal Ray Foltz, of Camp Polk, La., and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Isaac Comer, of near Shenandoah, Mrs. James Dofflemoyer, of Orange, Va., and W.A. McAlister, of Shenandoah. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 jan 1944
ALBERT FOLTZ Dies
            Albert Foltz, a former Harrisonburg grocer and painter, and a native of Page County, died in a hospital in Washington on Sunday of this week.
            He had lived in Washington for five years and engaged in his trade as a painter. About a month ago, he suffered a broken shoulder blade in a fall and last week relatives were informed his condition was critical...
            A native of Newport, this county, he lived in Harrisonburg for eight or ten years and operated a grocery store on North Main Street. He was a son of Reuben and Texia Foltz and had a wide family connection in Page County.
            Funeral services were held from the home in Washington at 2:30 Monday afternoon.
            He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. C.E. Dovel, Frank Foltz and Emmet Foltz, of Harrisonburg, and Ernest Foltz, Clayton Foltz and Mrs. H.G. Hoover, of Hagerstown.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Jul 1941
MRS. BARBARA ANN FOLTZ Dies
            Mrs. Barbara Ann Foltz, aged resident of the Brick Church section, died at her home on Sunday morning about 10:45 a.m. from the infirmities of old age. She had been ill only a little over a month preceding her death, and was considered a woman of remarkable character for her age.
            She was born on February 1, 1850, in the Newport section of this county, and was the daughter of the late Jim and Eliza Foltz.
            Only a young girl when she married George W. Foltz, in 1868, she was always a kind and helpful wife and mother… Her husband passed this life in March 1922.
            The deceased is survived by the two children, Jacob P. Foltz, near Stanley, and D.A. Foltz, of Grove Hill. Four children, William A., Betty Lee, James, and one infant, are deceased.
            Mrs. Foltz was the oldest daughter of a family of eleven and the last member of that family living. Deceased brothers and sisters are: Joe, James, Isaac, John, Mrs. George M. Kite, Mrs. Dave Strole, Mrs. Ed Louderback, Mrs. Will Alger, Mrs. Sammy Higgs and Misses Viola and Henrietta Foltz.
            Eleven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren also survive.
            Last rites will be held today (Tuesday) from the Brick Church at 11:00 a.m. with burial in the Brick Church cemetery. Elder E.L. Cave, of Shenandoah will be in charge of the service…                                                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Jun 1943
Last Rites For Mrs. Foltz        (BERTIE LENA FOLTZ)
            Last rites for Mrs. Bertie Lena Foltz, 61, wife of Clarence A. Foltz, of Sommerset, Orange County, Va., were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Brick Church), on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock...
            Her pastor, the Rev. W.P. Blackwell, of the Orange Christian Chuch, was in charge of the services.
            Mrs. Foltz died at the University Hospital on Monday afternoon after an illness of about a week...
            She was born near Newport, Va., and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Rebecca Dofflemoyer. She had spent most of her life in Page County near Shenandoah...
            Mr. and Mrs. Foltz moved to Sommerset about twelve years ago, where he has since been engaged in farming. She has been an active member of the Christian Church since her early youth.
            Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Ridgely, of Washington; Mrs. Neva Whipp, of Keyser, W.Va., and Miss Gertrude Foltz, at home; and four sons, A.L. Foltz, of Fredericksburg; Raymond Foltz, of Williamsburg; Paul Foltz, of the U.S. Navy, and Sergreant Walter Foltz, of the U.S. Army... She is also survived by one brother, Fred Dofflemoyer, of Shenandoah, and two sisters. Mrs. Lula Pendleton, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Ada Emerson, of Elkton. The following brothers and sisters have preceded her in death: Mrs. Laura Seekford, of Orange, Va.; Mrs. Mary Bumgardner, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Ida Deavers, of Orange, Va.; Dave Dofflemoyer, of the Brick Church neighborhood, and Jim Dofflemoyer, of Orange.
            ... Interment was in the Brick Church Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Jun 1943
Death of MRS. CLARENCE FOLTZ
            Mrs. Bertie Lena Foltz, age 61, of Somerset, Orange County, died on Monday afternoon at the University Hospital.
            Mrs. Foltz was a native of Page County and a daughter of the late Benjamin and Rebecca Dofflemoyer... She is survived by her husband, Clarence A. Foltz, and seven children, A.L. Foltz, of Fredericksburg, Va., Sgt. Walter Foltz, U.S. Army, Paul Foltz U.S. Navy, Raymond Foltz, of Williamsburg, Mrs. Nellie Ridgely, of Washington, Mrs. Neva Whipp, of Keyser, W.Va., and Miss Gertrude Foltz, at home. She is also survived by one brother, Fred Dofflemoyer, of Shenandoah, and two sisters, Mrs. Lula Pendleton, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Ada Emerson, of Elkton.
            The funeral services were conducted from St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1944
Death of FRANK I. FOLTZ
            Frank Isaac Foltz, age 44 years, died at his home at Newport on Sunday afternoon, December 10th, after an illness of almost a year. Mr. Foltz had been a successful poultryman and carpenter in his community before his illness.
            He was born on July 21, 1900, and was the son of the late Charles and Laura Strickler Foltz. He was a devoted member of the Newport Brethren Church.
            In 1923 he was married to Miss Evelyn Frances Painter, who survives him. Besides his wife he is survived by four children: Frances, Ruth, Marjorie and Bertie, all at home, and one brother, Ora L. Foltz, of Winchester.
            The funeral was conducted from the Newport Brethren Church on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Olin Landes in charge. Interment was in the Newport Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Jul 1945
Death of JAMES WM. FOLTZ
            Funeral services for James William Foltz, who died at his home in Stanley Thursday of last week, were held at Graves Chapel, July 6th at 3:00 p.m., with the Rev. E.N. Hassell officiating. The interment was in the Chapel cemetery.
            James William Foltz was born July 25th, 1866 at Stanley, the son of James F. and Susan Painter Foltz. He was a contractor and farmer and spent his entire life at the place of his birth. He was keenly interested in all civic affairs and was a devoted member of the Methodist Church…
            He is survived by his wife, the former Zella Virginia Aleshire, whom he married December 24, 1889, and the following children, Claude D. Foltz, of Stanley, Miss Esther Foltz and Vincent W. Foltz, of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. W.L. (Virginia) Godwin and Leslie Fred Foltz, of Washington, D.C., Dr. Curtis Robert Foltz, of Roanoke, and Mrs. J.M. (Lena) Hill, of Luray… Mr. Foltz is also survived by a brother, John A. Foltz, of Luray, and two sisters, Mrs. Elbert Mayes, of Stanley, and Mrs. Amos Sours, of Luray.              
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Mar 1940
JOHN PHILLIP FOLTZ Dies
            John Phillip Foltz, an aged and respected citizen of Stanley, died yesterday afternoon about five o’clock after several years of failing health. Notwithstanding his indisposition his death came as a distinct shock to his numerous friends and relatives.
            Mr. Foltz had reached the age of 84, having been born Feb. 26th, 1856 at Stanley where he spent all of his long and useful life. He was the son of Emanuel and Annie (Kite) Foltz. He followed the carpentry trade and farmed for many years.
            In 1880 he was married to Miss Virginia Roudabush, of Stanley, who survives him and to this union were born the following children who also survive: Thomas A. Foltz, of Stanley, Mrs. H.J. (Zula) Shuler, of Stanley, and Mrs. J.K. (Vera) Eppard, of Falls Church. Brothers and sisters surviving are Perry Foltz, of Stanley, Ruben Foltz, of Harrisonburg and Mrs. George Foltz, of Illinois.
            The deceased was a loyal and consistent member of the Lutheran church of Alma where his funeral will be conducted Saturday, March 30th, at 2:30 p.m. by his minister, Rev. L.A. Wertz.   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Mar 1945
Death of MRS. JOHN W. FOLTZ
            Mrs. Ida Belle Foltz, age 72 years, and widow of the late John W. Foltz, died at the home of her nephew, Leonard Lohr, in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 3rd, at 2 p.m.
            ...
            She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lohr, of Broadway, Va., and had lived there until her marriage to Mr. Foltz about thirty years ago. He preceded her in death about seven years ago.
            ... a devoted member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
            She is survived by two brothers: Jacob M. Lohr, of Broadway, and Paul Lohr, of Richmond, Mo., and the following step children: Mrs. C.A. Shuler, V.W. Foltz, Mrs. Frank Louderback, Mohler L. Foltz, of Shenandoah, and Homer Foltz, of Harriston, Va.
            Her funeral was conducted from St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m., with her pastor, the Rev. Earl Schlotzhauer, officiating... Burial was in the St. Paul's Cemetery nearby.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 May 1941
Death of JACOB HARVEY FOX
            Jacob Harvey Fox, 65, well known lumberman and sawmill operator of this county passed this life on Saturday of last week, May 17th, at the Page Memorial Hospital after an illness of five weeks. His health had been failing for several months with final demise due to a complication of disease. Last rites took place yesterday afternoon at the home place with interment at Beahm's Chapel.
            Mr. Fox was considered one of the best timber authorities in the county and was engaged in the lumber business in one way or another the major part of his life. Originally from near Edinburg, Shenandoah County, he has resided east of Luray for about twenty years...
            The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fox of Shenandoah COunty. He married the former Miss Josie Atkins, daughter of George Atkins, of Rappahannock County, who survives him. He is also survived by five children, Mrs. Cecil (Verta) Rodgers, of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Paul (Helen) Rhinehart, of near New Market; Glendon and Jacob H. Fox, Jr., both of Washington, D.C., and Amos Fox, of York, Pa. Surviving brothers and sisters are John A. Fox, of Montpelier, Indiana, a half sister, Mrs. Clinton Dillinger, of near Edinburg. A full sister, Mrs. Charlie Bowers, of Luray, is deceased...                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 May 1943
Death of N.W. FULTZ
            Newton Walter Fultz, age 87 years, died at his home west of Shenandoah on Saturday following a period of failing health. Mr. Fultz had only been bedfast one week.
            He was born in 1856. His wife, who was Miss Margaret Downey, preceded him in death 28 years ago.
            Surviving are five children, Mrs. E.E. Armentrout with whom he made his home, John Fultz, Mrs. Noah Clem and E.M. Fultz, of Shenandoah, and Archie Fultz, of Rock Castle, Va.; 26 grandchildren, three of whom are in the service and 24 great-grandchildren.
            The funeral services were held from St. Peter’s U.B. Church on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock by his pastor, the Rev. P.W. Fisher. Interment was in the Methodist cemetery.                                                                                                                             
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 17 Jun 1941
Death of MRS. GETTS
            Mrs. Carrie Wilson Getts, 39, wife of Ray Getts, of Millwood, Va., died Sunday morning in the Winchester hospital of pneumonia.
            The deceased was born in the Honeyville section of this county the daughter of Charles S. and Ella B. Wilson, both deceased. She was married twice, first to Ernest Purdham, of Stanley, Va., and second to Ray Getts, of Millwood, Va. She is survived by six children.
            Funeral services will be held today (Tuesday) at 2:00 p.m., at the Hawksbill Old School Baptist Church with Elder Tom Jenkins officiating.                                                           
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Sep 1942
MRS. GOCHENOUR Dies At Mt. Jackson
            Mrs. Harriet (“Tensy”) Gochenour, widow of Joseph Gochenour, of Luray, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday at the home of her son, George Gochenour, south of Mt. Jackson.
            She was born on Feb. 4, 1883 in Madison county and was a daughter of the late Thomas and Samantha Parks.
            Surviving are four sons, John Gilbert, George Freeman, Joseph Cheatis and Benjamin Franklin Gochenour, of near New Market, and an adopted daughter, Mildred Gochenour Thomas, of New York City. Six grandchildren also survive.
            Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from Fairview Church of the Brethren at Mt. Jackson, with the Rev. M.L. Huffman and Rev. V.H. Veazy officiating. Interment was in the cemetery at the church.                                               
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Mar 1940
ISAAC FRANKLIN GOCHENOUR
            Isaac Franklin Gochenour, aged 60 years and 11 months, passed away on Monday of this week, March 11, at his home in Stony Man. Mr. Gochenour has been in failing health for sometime and his death was asstributed to complications.
            He had been a resident of the Stony Man section practically all his life and for many years was employed at Skyland. He was well known among sawmill workers of the county, having been engaged in this work many years.
            Besides his wife, Vlockey Parks, who survives, he also leaves the following children: Reuben Gochenour, of Elyria, Ohio; Ralph Gochenour, Mrs. Leo (Bessie) Cave, Mrs. Clyde (Mattie) Johnson, of Elyria, Ohio, and Mrs. Raymond (Mary) Gochenour. The surviving brother and sisters are: David Gochenour, Mrs. Amos Jenkins, Mrs. Clarence Gochenour, Mrs. Ernest Gochenour and Mrs. Seldon Gochenour, all of the Stony Man section. Joseph Gochenour, of Quicksburg and Mrs. John A. Bowen, are deceased.
            The funeral services were held at the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren, of which he was a member, on Wednesday, March 13, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Henry C. Eller in charge of the services. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Sep 1941
Two Killed in County By Autos
(MRS. J.M. GOCHENOUR)
            Mrs. J.M. Gochenour, 75 year old lady of the Rileyville section, suffered severe injuries resulting when she was struck on the Eastside Highway near Culler's Store in the Springfield District on Saturday morning about 10:30 o'clock by an automobile belonging to C.B. Packer, of Norfolk. Details of this accident are given elsewhere in this paper. Mr. Packer was driving an Oldsmobile sedan...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Apr 1942
Death of JACOB BENTON GOCHENOUR
            Jacob Benton Gochenour, 76, beloved resident of the Leaksville neighborhood passed away at his home on Saturday night about 10 o'clock after a brief of only a few hours...
            Born on March 19, 1866, Mr. Gochenour had just passed his 76th birthday which he celebrated in comparatively good health. He was the son of the late Joseph and Rebecca Sours Gochenour...
            The deceased had been a prosperous farmer during his lifetime... His wife, who before marriage was Miss Sudie E. Dovel, survives him with the following children: Ernest Gochenour, of Grove Hill, Frank Gochenour, of Montevideo, Jesse Gochenour, of McGaheysville, Carlton Gochenour, also of McGaheysville, Mrs. Leonard (Florence) Kite, of Grove Hill, Mrs. Elmer (Lena) Shuler, also of Grove Hill, and Mrs. Alfred (Edna) Powell, of Richmond.
            Mr. Gochenour was the last member of his family, his sisters: Mrs. Charlie Lillard, Mrs. Joseph Foster, Mrs. Peter S. Dovel, Mrs. J.T. Eppard and Miss Mary Susan Gochenour and brother, Henry Gochenour, all having been dead a number of years...
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Aug 1940
Death of ELIZABETH JEAN GOOD
            Little Jean Elizabeth Good, age 2 years, 4 months and 12 days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Good, died Friday, August 9, at the R.M. Hospital, Harrisonburg. Little Jean lived just a few hours after she was taken sick… She has a brother and sister surviving her Hensal and Isabell. Another child, Bobby Lee Good, died about nine years ago.
            Her funeral was held in the S.D.A. Church, Sunday and she was laid to rest in the cemetery close by. Elder J.B. Jenkins conducted the rites…                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1944
Breeden and Good Clash- Death Results                   (MARVIN DOLAN GOOD)
            Linzey or Lindsay Breeden, 32, small almost to dwarfish size, is being held in the Luray jail charged with the killing of Dolan Good, 33, in the Ingham section of the county last Wednesday night. An inquest was held in Luray the following day.
            Liquor is said to have played a part in the tragedy. It appears that Breeden had been making his home for sometime at the home of Elsie or Essie Housden, spending different periods of time there. Elsie or Essie Housden testifying at the inquest, said that the last time that Breeden came to her home was December 6; that he was he second cousin and that they were on good terns and that Good, the dead man, had often been there when Breeden was there; that she did not know that Breeden was the owner of a .38 caliber revolver, later however, when she was pressed for additional particulars about the revolver she said that when he and Good met there on the fatal night Breeden went upstairs and came down with the gun. This, the witness said, followed Good's jerking her around by the arm and using hard "cuss words", apparently directed toward her and Breeden.
            A part of the woman's testimony was that when Breeden came downstairs with the gun he carried a holster for the weapong. As the argument between the two men got in high key it is alleged that Breeden whipped out his gun, pointed it toward Good and when the weapon barked Good sprawled out on the floor. At this juncture the house was in confusion, the Housden woman saying that she and her two children, Audrey a girl, and a son, Dolan, 4, ran to the barn, from which they soon returned as cold weather was too severe to remain away from a fire. Soon after Good crumpled up on the floor, Elsie or Essie Housden, said that Breeden remarked he was going to send for a doctor and phone the sheriff what had occured.  The woman also at another stage of the inquest said that Breeden on one occasion had been at her home for four weeks and during that time Good had also been there, but on no occasion had a rupture occured between the two men. At one point evident was brought out that Breeden had told the woman he had 49 bullets for his .38 calbre, branded "Special". The woman denied this part of the testimony.
            When Audrey, the woman's 9 year-old daughter, went on the witness stand she appeared unruffled, displaying a poise seldom seen of a witness of that age. She gave her version of the killing as she had seen it, in some points apparently contradicting the evidence of her mother on points apparently essential if and when they get before the jury.
            Elsie or Essie Housden testified that she had two children. Audrey and Dolan, Jr.- and that Dolan Good, the dead man, was their father.
            One feature of the testimony was that Breeden, brandishing his gun, said he was going to have a clean house at the Housden home on the night of the tragedy. Another version hanging around this phase of the crime, says that Housden did not make use of this expression.
            Both the Breeden and Good families are among the oldest in the county, being particularly numerous in Marksville and parts of Shenandoah district.
            Good was a son of Mrs. Mittie Good, who lives in the Stanley neighborhood. He was a nephew of Peter Good, who was hanged in Luray in March, 1908, for the murder of his sweetheart, Fannie Stroop.
            Marvin Dolan Good was born in 1911 at Honeyville. He is survived by one nephew, Elwood Good, and his mother. One brother, Vance, is dead.
            Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m., from the Adventist Church in Stanley with Elder J.B. Jenkins and Rev. Ausby Cubbage in charge. Interment was in the Adventist Cemetery...
           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 May 1949
Death of MRS. ELLA GOOD
            Mrs. Ella Good, 71, died at her home at Marksville at 9:00 p.m. Friday, May 20th. She had been ill about a month.
            The deceased, a highly respected colored resident, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell and was born in Page County on October 6, 1877. Her husband, Ambrose Good, preceded her in death several years ago.
            She is survived by the following children: Milton Good, Mrs. Willie (Edith) Tutt and Mrs. Winfield (Mabel) Payton, of Luray, Amos, Miss Mazie, Raymond and Martin Good, of Stanley.
            She also leaves a brother, Charlie Campbell, of Piedmont, W.Va., and a sister, Mrs. Emma Berry, of Cleveland, Ohio. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
            Last rites took place at the home Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Minnie Jenkins in charge. Burial was at Blainesville.
            Deceased brothers are: William Campbell, Jim Rob Campbell and Ashby Campbell.          
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Jan 1940
EMMETT G. GOOD Passes Away(Contributed)
            Emmett G. Good, aged 21, son of Odus Good and the late Ethel Seekford Good, died Wednesday morning, December 27, at 5:30 at the home of his father, one mile East of Timberville.
            He was born near Stanley, August 1, 1918, in Page County, and moved to Timberville with his father about ten months ago. He has been an invalid during his entire life.
            Besides his father, he is survived by one sister, Miss Louise Good, of Shenandoah, his step-mother, Mrs. Essie Good, two half-brothers, Roy and Jesse Good and five half-sisters, Anna May, Maxine, Frances and Joanne, all at home and Mrs. Claude Ramey, of Stanley, Va.
            Funeral services were held Friday morning at the Adventist Church near Stanley. Elder J.B. Jenkins conducted the service.                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 Jun 1943
Death of GILBERT GOOD
            The death of Gilbert Good, 72, of Stanley, on Monday evening of this week, has filled that community with sorrow. Mr. Good's death resulted from a complication of diseases from which he had been suffering for sometime.
            The deceased was born on August 7, 1870, near Stanley, the son of the late Richard and Anna Eliza Painter Good. He worked as a farmer a number of years. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Ruth Kibler, who passed away many years ago. His second wife, who survives him, is the former, Miss Lucy Virginia Breeden.
            The surviving children of the first marriage are: Floyd S. Good, of Washington, D.C., Edmon W. Good, of Stanley, Granville Good, U.S. Army, of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Charles (Rachael) Comer, of Brunswick, Md. One son, Carl M. Good, is deceased. Children by the second marriage are: Mrs. Jasper (Virginia) Cubbage, Misses Marie, Lizzie Ann, Audrey Mae, and Lloyd M., Albert and Isaac E., all of Stanley, and Mrs. Raymond (Lenora) Anderson, of Langley Field, Va. Two children: Lillian and Cecil Good, are deceased. He also leaves a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m., from Graves Chapel with interment in the cemetery there. Elder J.B. Jenkins will conduct the service.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Feb 1941
Death of JAMES CARLTON GOOD
            James Carlton Good, 5 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Good, of Waynesboro, Va., died in the University Hospital on Tuesday of this week.
            The funeral was held at the Stanley Adventist Church Thursday.
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jun 1942
Death of MRS. JOSEPH GOOD (FANNIE)
            Mrs. Joseph Good, aged lady of Stanley, passed away at the Page Memorial Hospital on Sunday morning of this week. Mrs. Good, who has been ill for a short time, was in the hospital only a day.
            Born near Stanley on October 10, 1869, the deceased was the daughter of the late James and Eliza Good. She had always resided in the neighborhood where she was born… A member of the Adventist Church, she attended its services faithfully…
            Her husband, Joseph Good, whom she married when a young woman, survives her, with the following children: Mrs. James (Cora) Painter, George Good, Claude Good, Al Good, Lynn Good and Vernon Good, all of whom reside in or near Stanley. She also leaves two sisters: Mrs. Jack Painter and Mrs. Rube Good.
            Last rites took place on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Adventist Church in Stanley with Elder R.D. Hottle, of New Market, in charge of the service. Burial took place in the Adventist Cemetery.                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Oct 1943
Death of JUNIOR LEE GOOD
            The death of Junior Lee Good, 22 years, 4 months and 2 days of age, early of October 1st has filled the community of Stanley with sorrow...
            Since his borth on May 29, 1921 he had lived at the home of his grandfather, Joseph P. Good. He was the son of George L. Good and the late Nina Painter Good. He attended Stanley High School and for the past few years had been working with his father who is a stonemason.
            In addition to his father and grandfather, he leaves the following brothers and sisters: Glendon, Kermit, Melvin and Eunice Good, all of Stanley, Pvt. Calvin Good, of Camp Edwards, Mass., Mrs. Wharton (Rachael) Grandstaff, of Luray, Mrs. Leon (Flossie) Turner, of West Virginia and Mrs. Weldon (Magdalene) Painter, of Stanley.
            The funeral was held on Sunday morning at the Adventist Church in Stanley at eleven o'clock, Rev. K.S. Crowfoot, of Harrisonburg, officiated. Interment was in Adventist Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Oct 1942
Death of MRS. GUERNEY VIRGINIA GOOD
            The death of Mrs. Gerney Virginia Good, 34, at the Blue Ridge Sanatorium in Charlottesville on Monday of this week has caused much sorrow among her many friends in this county. Her death was the result of six months’ illness. She was taken to Charlottesville last December and although everything possible was done for her recovery she failed to respond to the treatment.
            Mrs. Good was born on January 12, 1908 and was the daughter of Mrs. Mittie Lucas Stoneberger and the late Alonzo Stoneberger, of Lucas Hollow, this county, where she spent her entire life. She attended the county schools. Her husband, James E. Good, survives her, with the following children: Junior, 14, Russell, 12, Reva, 7, and Douglas, 5. Two brothers, Elmer and Howard Stoneberger, and one sister, Mrs. Mattie Nauman, all of the Stanley section, also survive.
            …
            Last rites took place yesterday from Leak’s Chapel at 2 o’clock with Rev. Ausby Cubbage in charge of the service. Burial was in Leak’s Chapel Cemetery.                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Sep 1945
Last Rites Held for JOE GOOD
            Last rites were held Monday morning at eleven o’clock from the Adventist Church in Stanley for Joe Good, 74, who died of a heart ailment at the home of his death, Mrs. James Painter, of Stanley, last Friday night, September 14th.
            The deceased was born in October 1870, the son of the late Henry and Frances Good. He was a stonemason by trade and was well known for his work in this county.
            His wife, who was Miss Fannie Good, preceded him in death three years ago.
            Mr. Good was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
            Rev. K.S. Crowfoot, of Staunton, officiated at the last rites and burial was in the Adventist Cemetery.
            Surviving children of Mr. Good are: George, Claude, Allie, Vernon and Leonard Good, all of Stanley, and Mrs. James (Cora) Painter, also of Stanley. He leaves a brother, John Morgan Good, of Luray, and a sister, Mrs. Ott Sigler, of Stanley. Deceased brothers and sister are: Isaac Good, of Luray, Reuben Good and Mrs. Marston, of Luray.             
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 May 1941
Death of MRS. H.J. GOOD
            Mrs. H.J. Good passed away quietly at her home in Rileyville on Sunday morning, May 18th, at 8:30 o’clock, after an illness of only two weeks.
            The deceased was born near Stony Man on June 2nd, 1856. At the time of her death she had reached the age of 84 years, 11 months and 15 days. She was united in marriage December 3rd, 1885, to Hiram J. Good, who at that time lived in Cedar Point, Va. To this union were born six children: Luther P. Good of Rileyville; Mrs. J.E. (Olive) Miller, of Hagerstown; Mrs. K.E. (Clara) Dofflemoyer, of Hagerstown; Roland J. Good, of Washington, D.C.; Elon H. Good, who lives at home and one child, who died in infancy. Mrs. Good is also survived by one sister, Mrs. T.J. (Mary) Kauffman, of Rileyville. Following are her deceased brothers and sister: Andrew J. and Isaac S. Comer and Mrs. Clark Blosser. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband, five children, fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her sister, and a host of friends.
            The deceased became a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in 1876, but after coming to Rileyville, she moved her membership to the church there, to which she was faithful until death.
            Funeral services were held from her late home on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. A.L. Boliek conducting…                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Jan 1945
Death of JAMES V. GOOD
            James Vernon Good, 36, passed away at his home on the Price farm near Alma on Sunday at 7:00 p.m., following an illness of fifteen months,
            He was a son of Mrs. Mollie Knight Good and the late Thomas M. Good, of Page County, and was born on July 3, 1908. His family for many years had been living on the Charles D. Price farm where he was considered a valuable worker.
            In addition to his mother, he leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Albert (Annie) Middleton, of Strasburg, Mrs. Martha Blakely and Mrs. Edna Arrington, both at home, and Grover Lee and Ernest Lee Good, both of Stanley.
            Funeral services were conducted by Eld. J.B. Jenkins on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., from the Alma Lutheran Church. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 May 1940
The Funeral of LEO RANDOLPH GOOD
            Funeral services for Leo Good, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester L. Good, were held yesterday afternoon, Thursday, from the Luray Methodist Church at 2:30 o'clock... Rev. D.L. Fringer, pastor of the Church, conducted the services.
            "Buster" Good, as he was known...
            Members of the Junior Class of the Luray High School, of which he was a member...
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jul 1942
Death of MRS. JOHN MORGAN GOOD
            Friends and neighbors were greatly distressed to learn of the death of Mrs. John Morgan Good, 73, highly esteemed lady of East End, on Wednesday morning of this week about 12:30 a.m., at her home. Mrs. Good had been in failing health for a number of years, was able to be up and around her home until only a few days before her death.
            Born on March 17, 1869, near Stanley, she was the daughter of the late William and Carrie Blosser Stroop, of this county. Her early life was spent near Stanley. She married John Morgan Good, of Luray, when a young woman. Mr. Good survives her.
            … A faithful member of the Main Street Baptist Church, she attended church activities whenever her health permitted.
            The following children survive: Albert Good and Mrs. William (Mellie) Griffith, both of Luray, and Leonard Good, of Washington, D.C. Deceased daughters are Mrs. Ronald (Lena) Presgraves and Mrs. Fannie Blosser. There are also seven grandchildren including Sgt. Cecil Griffith, of Fort Benning, Ga., and one great granddaughter.
            Last rites will take place today (Friday) at 2 o’clock at the home. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Elder A.W. Campbell, of Luray, will have charge of the services.                                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Dec 1942
Death of JOHN WILLIAM GOOD
            John William ("Buddy") Good, 24, who made his home on the farm of C.D. Price, near Alma, died there on Sunday night, December 27th, following a lingering illness of several years.
            He was the son of Mrs. Susan Knight Good and the late Thomas Good. He had spent his entire life in this county, and until his health began failing he helped on the Price Farm.
            He was not married. Besides his mother he leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Annie Middleton, Strasburg; Grover Lee Good, Vernon Lee Good and Ernest Lee Good, all of near Alma; Mrs. Edna Arlington, Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Mrs. Martha Jane Blakeley, of Pennsylvania. Several are deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday from the Lutheran Church at Alma with Eld. J.B. Jenkins officiating. Interment was in the Church Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 May 1941
Death of MRS. LYDIA F. GOOD
            Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia F. Good, age 72, who died at the home of Robert J. Good, on Thursday April 24, at 8 p.m., were held on Sunday, April 27, at 2 o’clock from the home with Rev. John Henderson officiating, assisted by Rev. George Stanley.
            Mrs. Good had been a resident of Page County all her life and was the daughter of Granville and Rebecca Turner. She was born in the Newport section on April 1, 1869. She married William H. Good, 50 years ago, who preceded her in death 26 years ago. He was a devoted Christian woman and was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Her death is attributed to heart trouble. She is survived by two brothers, Robert Turner, of Newport, and Grant Turner, of New Market. Deceased sisters and brothers are: Mrs. Pamily Shomo, Mrs. Emma Goliday, John, Charles, Frank, Jack and Trenton Turner. Burial was in the McAlister cemetery.                                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Jul 1941
Death of MAMIE ELIZABETH GOOD
            Little Mamie Elizabeth Good, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Good, of East Luray, passed away at the home of her grandparents on Wednesday morning of this week at 7:55. The little girl had been in ill health since April 1st...
            ...
            She was in the fourth grade at the Luray High School...
            The deceased was born on July 29th, 1930, and is the daughter of Leonard and Edith Presgraves Good. She has always resided with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan Good, of East Luray. She is survived by her parents, one brother, James Albert, and Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan Good and Mr. and Mrs. James Vaughan, her grandparents.
            ... Last rites will take place today (Friday)... Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Dec 1943
Funeral Services Held For MRS. MINNIE LEE GOODE
            Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from her late home in Stanley for Mrs. Minnie Lee Goode, 65, of Stanley, who died on Thursday morning, November 25th, at the home of her daughter in Washington, D.C...
            The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Mayes, of Stanley, and was born in that section on July 9, 1878. Her husband, who survives her, is Henry A. Goode, a farmer of the Stanley neighborhood. In addition to him she leaves the following children: Mrs. Mabel Burnette, and Mrs. Elsie Stoneberger, of Stanley, Mrs. Blanche Piatt, Mrs. Rena Watts and Mrs. Opal Rhodecap, all of Washington, D.C. Her brother and sisters are: Amos Mayes, of Stanley, Mrs. Archie Painter and Mrs. Lee Wilson, also of Stanley.
            Mrs. Good was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Alma...
            The funeral was in charge of her pastor, Eld. J.B. Jenkins and interment was in the Mayes family Cemetary...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Apr 1949
MRS. MOLLIE SUSAN GOOD Passes Away
            Mrs. Mollie Susan Good, 68, highly respected resident of the Alma community, died at her home on Sunday, April 3rd, at 12:30 a.m., following a long illness.
            Mrs. Good, born on April 12, 1880, was a daughter of the late Jacob Knight and Mary Ann Good Knight. Her husband, Thomas M. Good, preceded her in death a number of years ago.
            Surviving are five children: Mrs. Albert (Annie Elizabeth) Middleton, of Strasburg, Mrs. Lonnie (Edna Virginia) Arrington, and Mrs. Harry (Martha) Flakeley, of Stanley, Grover L. Good, of Luray, and Ernest L. Good, of Stanley. She also leaves two sisters: Mrs. Fanny Morris and Mrs. Lucy Price, and two brothers, John and Isaac Knight, all of Stanley.
            Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Aleshire on Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock at the Alma Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Church Cemetery.                     
Page News & Courier, Tuesday, 13 Aug 1940
Death of THOMAS GOOD
            Thomas Good, aged 59, passed away Monday, August 12th, at the home of Chas. D. Price near Alma, where he had been employed for farm work for a number of years. Mr. Good had been ill for about six months from tuberculosis which was the immediate cause of his death.
            The deceased was an industrious and honorable man and was well liked by all who knew him…
            His wife and seven children survive. He married Susan Knight about 40 years ago to which union were born twelve children. They are: Mrs. Annie Middleton, of Strasburg, James, Ernest, Grover, Edna, John and Martha, at home. Deceased children are Henry Good, Mrs. Julia Painter, who died recently and Mrs. Bergie Jenkins who died last year. Two children died when very young.
            The funeral will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Alma Lutheran Church with Eld. J.B. Jenkins officiating. Interment will take place in the Alma cemetery.            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Sep 1949
WILL GOOD Ends Life; Mrs. Good Recovering From Wound
            Noah William Good, a Luray carpenter, wounded his wife, and later took his own life at his home on Monday morning about 9:30. Mrs. Good, who was shot with a .22. caliber rifle through the left shoulder, is getting along satisfactorily in the Page Memorial Hospital where she was rushed following the tragedy.
            According to reports Mrs. Good had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Amos Alger, only a short distance from the Good home in west Luray, near the Caverns. Mrs. Alger had gone to her father’s home in search of a kettle lid and an altercation with her father ensued. On returning to her home without the lid. Mrs. Good went after it. Her husband met her at the door with the rifle, firing into her shoulder. Hearing her screams Mrs. Alger rushed to help her back to the Alger home.
            After calling Sheriff J. Abram Brubaker, Mrs. Alger accompanied him back to the Good home where they had found that Mr. Good had taken his own life with the same rifle which was found on the floor beside him. The bullet had entered the heart.
            According to reports, Mr. Good had been in a highly nervous state for sometime.
            Noah William Good, 68, was a son of the late Noah Good and Susan Aleshire Good, and was born on April 10, 1881, in Page County.
            He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Virginia Aleshire, and three children: Lewis Good and Mrs. Amos (Dorothy) Alger, of Luray, and Theodore Good, of Hagerstown. He also leaves the following brothers and sister: Tilman Good, of Delaware,
Ernest Good and Henry Good, of Stanley, I.O. Good, of Hagerstown, and Mrs. Robert (Pearl) McAlister, of Shenandoah.
            The funeral took place yesterday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Evergreen Cemetery. Elder Ernest L. Cave, of Shenandoah, officiated.                                                         
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 May 1941
WILMUR GOOD, 61, Passes
            Wilmur Good, 61, of Stanley, died on Wednesday afternoon at 4:15 at the Page Memorial Hospital, following an illness of about two weeks. Mr. Good had been a patient in the hospital sometime before his death and was considered getting along nicely until he was stricken about two weeks ago.
            The deceased was born in Stanley on August 24th, 1879. He was the son of James and Lydia Good. Practically all of his life he devoted his life to farming...
            When a young man he married Miss Vernie Lee Lawery, who preceded him in death on October 26, 1940. He is survived by the following children: Rufus Good, of Stanley, Mrs. Grover (Blanche) Blosser, of Luray, Adolf Good, of Stanley, Miss Florence Good, of Luray, Mrs. Arthur (Katherine) Ellis, of Luray, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Posey, of Manassas and Miss Clara Good, of Stanley. One sister, Mrs. James (Lizzie) Painter, of Stanley and one brother, James Good, of Stanley, also survive. Two sisters are deceased.
            Last rites will take place at the Adventist Church in Stanley on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with Elder J.B. Jenkins in charge of the service. Burial will be in the Adventist cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Oct 1940
Death of MRS. VERNIE LEE GOOD
            Mrs. Vernie Lee Good, 52, died at the Page Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning at 12:15 a.m. having been a victim of paralysis. Mrs. Good was taken suddenly ill at her wortk in the Casey Jones Factory on Thursday morning of last week and was rushed to the hospital. She had been an employee of the Casey Jones factory for the past fifteen years...
            Mrs. Good was born near Stanley, the daughter of Luther and Fannie Lawery, both of whom are deceased. After marrying Wilmur Good many years ago, she came to Luray and later began working here. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Rufus, Florence, Adolph and Clara, at home and Mrs. Arthur (Catherine) Ellis, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Psey, of Manassas and Mrs. Grover (Blanche) Blosser, of Luray. She also leaves the following sisters and brother: Mrs. John (Gertie) Painter, Mrs. Ernest (Cora) Dovel, Mrs. James (Anna) Good, all of Stanley, Mrs. Seldon (Maude) Pence, of Ashland, ohio, and William Lawery, of Hagerstown, Md. A brother, Clifton L. Lawrey, is deceased.
            Last rites for Mrs. Good took place yesterday at 2:30 p.m., at the Adventist Church near Stanley, with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating. Interment also took place there...
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Dec 1940
Death of BEN H. GORDON
            Benjamin H. Gordon, a native of Furnace No. 2, died Sunday morning at Veterans Hospital in Hampton where he had been a patient for the past several months.
            Mr. Gordon was a son of the late William and Sarah Gordon and was born in the Furnace community where he lived the greater part of his life. He was a World War veteran.
            He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Alice Gordon, and the following children, Miss Virginia Gordon, of Baltimore, George, Gilbert, Benjamin, Franklin, Clemson Floyd, Harvey lee, and Marvin R. Gordon, all at home.
            Brothers surviving are Hiram Gordon, Willard Gordon and Dave Gordon, of Washington, D.C., Hubert Gordon, of Littlestown, Pa., and Homer S. Gordon, of Elkton, and one sister, Mamie Gordon, of Baltimore.
            Funeral services were held from the Jollett Church on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock with interment in the cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Dec 1943
Luray Man Loses Life When Car Overturns  (LORING BENTON GRANDSTAFF)
            Loring Benton Grandstaff, 27, formerly of Luray, was instantly killed Christmas night about 7 o'clock on the Lee Highway east of Luray when his car skidded and turned over. He died froma  fractured skull. Last rites took place Tuesday afternoon at Beahm's Chapel with Rev. Fred E. Dufford in charge.
            Grandstaff was proceeding west near the Dry Run Bridge when the machine skidded for a distance of about 100 years leaving the road and turning over practially in the Austin Comer yard. When the 1937 Chevrolet sedan was righted Grandstaff was found to be dead from skull injuries. No one was in company with him at the time of the accident...
            Loring Benton Grandstaff, better known to his friends as "Jack" was born at Kimball on May 7, 1916. He was the son of Sam Grandstaff and Ada Jenkins Grandstaff.
            At the time of his death he was employed in Arlington, working as a mechanic for the Arnold Bus Company.
            In addition to his parents, he leaves four sisters: Mrs. Ed (Ruby) Short, of Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Irving (Dorothy) Bailey, at home, Mrs. Lester (Elva) Smith, of Kimball, and Mrs. Osborne (Reva) Bolen, of Luray; three brothers: Floyd Grandstaff, John L. (Wharton) Grandstaff, of Luray, Odie Grandstaff, of Winchester, and a half brother, Leedy Beahm, of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Nov 1942
MRS. ANNIE LEE GRAVES Dies
            Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 31st, from her late home in Marksville, for Mrs. Annie Lee Keyser Graves, who passed away at her home on October 22nd. She had been an invalid for the past seventeen years.
            Mrs. Graves was born on November 4, 1863 and at the time of her death she was 78 years, 11 months and 18 days old...
            Isaac W. Graves, husband of the deceased, preceded her in death on March 6, 1939 at the age of 90. Surviving them is one daughter, Bernice Clara Graves, of Stanley. Mrs. Graves was the last member of her family.
            Her body was cremated as was her request. Her husband's ashes were preserved and they will be interred together.
            Rev. F.T. Fulcher and Rev. J.W. Whitesell had charge of the service.
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Jan 1940
Former Page Resident Dies At Grottoes (JACOB E. GRAVES)
            Jacob E. Graves, 71, assistant postmaster and former mayor of Grottoes, died Monday afternoon at 3:25 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Newman, of Grottoes, following an illness of five months. His condition had been serious for some time.
            Mr. Graves was born July 14, 1868 at Stanley in Page county, but had spent the past 38 years of his life in Grottoes, where he took an active part in community affairs and was held in esteem by all. He took an active interest in politics and was a member of the County Democratic committee. He served as mayor of Grottoes for 12 years. He had served as assistant postmaster for the past four years.
            His wife, who was Miss Lilly Leeth of Page county, before marriage preceded him in death 19 years ago.
            He was a member of the Graves Chapel Church at Stanley and a man of sterling character.
            One brother, Charles E. Graves and one niece, Miss Jean Graves, both of Stanley, survive.
            Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from Graves Chapel at Stanley. Masons were in charge of the burial service.                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Aug 1945
Death of D.M. GRAY
            David Milton Gray, age 88 years, died at the Western State Hospital in Staunton on Monday, July 30th, after several years’ illness.
            He was the son of the late Billy and Isabelle Cave Gray, and was born at Pine Grove, near Stanley, on Dec. 2, 1856. His entire life was spent in Page County.
            Mr. Gray was a stone mason and his services were always in demand. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was genial and kind to everyone.
            Twice married, his first wife was Miss Rosette Jenkins. From this union two children survive: Mrs. W.B. Haines and Percy Gray, of Baltimore. One daughter, Mrs. Alberta Maybilt, died this past month. His second wife- Martha Jane Higgs, of Leaksville, died about a year ago. Two children from this marriage survive: Miss Lorraine Gray, at home, and Mrs. Fred (Lavinia) Dovel, of East Point. Two children, Stella, and an infant son are deceased.
            He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Dora Gray, Mrs. James (Lizzie) Gray, Lee Gray, of Pine Grove, and Mrs. Charles (Ada) Petty, of Organdy, Ill. Four brothers are deceased: Charles Gray, of Pine Grove, Philip Gray, of Pine Grove, William Gray, of Stanardsville, and Perryman Gray, of Pottstown, Pa.
            Mr. Gray was a loyal and staunch member of the Ashler (Masonic) Lodge, Royal Arch (Knights Templars) Chapter, and the Shrine (Acca Temple).
            The funeral will be conducted this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m., from the Methodist Church with the Rev. P.W. Fisher in charge, assisted by Rev. Cave and Rev. Ford. The body will like in state in the church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burial will be in the United Brethren Cemetery.                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Aug 1942
Death of ERASMUS DAVID GRAY
            News is received here of the death of Erasmus David Gray, of West Reading, Pa., formerly of the Pine Grove section of Page County. Mr. Gray died on July 31st at the age of 73.
            He was a son of the late John H. and Elizabeth Gray, and is survived by eight children, Richard, Weitzel and Harry, Reading; Homer and Clarence, Martinsburg, W.Va.; Beulah, wife of Bert Robinson, and Josephine, wife of William Wenrich, Reading, and Dorothy, wife of Jefferson Hensley, Elston, Va.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.
            He married Miss Sallie Cavem a sister of Ferd Cave, of this county, in 1892. She died in 1937.
            He left Page County forty five years ago and never returned to the county of his birth.                                                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 May 1943
Death of JAMES NAPOLEON GRAY
            The community of Pine Grove and surrounding neighborhood was distressed to learn of the death of James Napolean Gray, 77, on Monday afternoon at 1:30 at his home in that section. He had been ill about four weeks.
            The deceased was well known and loved in that section where he was born and had spent his entire life. He was one of the few men who still used his wagon and team for hauling lumber and bark to many different counties in northern Virginia. He had been in the business for about sixty years.
            Mr. Gray was the son of the late Robert and Mary Offenbacker Gray. He was born on September 30, 1865. In 1890 he married Miss Mary E. Gray, who survives him with the following children: Miss Minnie E. Gray, at home, Hollard I., Harman L., and Mrs. Wilmer (Vangie) Gray, all of the Pine Grove section, and Joseph A. Gray, of Richmond, Va. He also leaves fifteen grandchildren; three of whom he raised, and three great grandchildren.
            He was the last member of a family of seven children.
            Funeral services were conducted at the Pine Grove Episcopal Mission on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 with Eld. A.W. Campbell, of Luray, officiating, assisted by Rev. John Henderson, of Shenandoah...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Nov 1942
H.F. GRIFFITH Dies
Shenandoah Section
            Hubert Franklin Griffith, age 73 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. I.L. Melton, on Friday morning, Oct. 30, at 8:20 o’clock. Mr. Griffith had not been in his usual health for some time, but had only been confined to his home since August. His condition had became alarming two weeks before his death. His sister, Mrs. Mary Griffith, of Luray, and daughter, Mrs. Harry Comer, assisted Mrs. Melton in caring for him. He was well known in the county, the son of the late John W. and Emily Bradley Griffith, of the Printz Mill neighborhood. His father was known all over the county as “pump maker John.”
            Mr. Griffith came to Shenandoah as a young man in 1891 and began work as a carpenter for the Norfolk and Western Railway. In later life he was engaged in the plumbing and heating business and was considered almost an expert in this line.
            He was married in March, 1892, to Miss Bettie Sindlinger, who preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 1934. Since that time he had made his home with his youngest daughter, Mrs. I.L. Melton.
            He is survived by the following children, Postmaster V.C. Griffith, Mrs. I.L. Melton, of Shenandoah, Lester Griffith, of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Harry Comer, of Luray, also ten grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. (Mary) Isaac Griffith, Luray; Mrs. (Mattie) Harry Milton, Shenandoah; Mrs. (Dora) J.S. Heiston, Luray; Mrs. (Maude) Vernon Fox, of Luray; A.I. Griffith, of Luray, and Luther Griffith, of Centerville, Va. There are several brothers and sisters deceased.
            The last rites were conducted from St. Peter’s Church on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock by the Rev. A.L. Boliek, Rev. B.D. Castor and Rev. A.B. Crocker.                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Feb 1943
Death of MRS. HENRY GRIFFITH
            The death of Mrs. Henry Griffith, 77, of the Kimball neighborhood, on Tuesday night of this week has filled that community with sorrow...
            .... She held her membership in the Methodist Church.
            She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Arthelia Kibler Judd, of Page County and was born on December 12, 1865 near the Antioch Church. Her husband, the late Henry H. Griffith, was the first mail carrier for the Kimball Post Office. He has been dead a number of years.
            They are survived by a son, Leslie H. Griffith, of Kimball. A daughter, Maggie Reda Griffith, is deceased. One grandson, F.H. Griffith and one great-grandson, F.H. Griffith, Jr., also survive.
            Mrs. Griffith also leaves one brother, W.D. Judd, two sisters, Miss Emma Judd and Mrs. Mollie Judd, all of Kimball. Deceased members of the family are Mrs. Maude Shelton, of Fredericksburg, and Thomas Judd, of Luray.
            Last rites will be conducted today (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m. from Beahm's Chapel by Rev. F.T. Fulcher. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Sep 1942
Death of JOSEPH ZIRKLE GRIFFITH
            Joseph Zirkle Griffith, 62, highly respected resident of the Dry Run section, passed away at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Monday, September 7, ay 3:00 a.m. following an illness of several months...
            ... A farmer most of his life, the deceased had also at one time been an employee of the tannery. He was a member of the Beth Eden Lutheran Church and one of its most faithful followers.
            Joseph Zirkle Griffith was born on November 26, 1879 in Page County, the son of the late Frank and Ellen Zirkle Griffith, the latter being from Shenandoah county. He was educated in the county schools. When a young man he married Miss Mary Colvin, of this county, who preceded him in death in 1931. The following children were born to this union: Claude Griffith, Kimball; Virgil Griffith, Thurman "Jack" Griffith, Mrs. Haywood (Gladys) Nichols and Mrs. Cletus (Hazel) Waters, all of Luray. He later married Mrs. Ida Mae Strickler, who survives him. One sister, Mrs. C.M. Rowe, of Luray survives with the following half brothers and sister: Cletus, Bergie, Armond and Miss Christine Griffith, all of Luray. Mrs. Emma B. Griffith, step-mother of Mr. Griffith, is also living.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. from Beahm's Chapel with his pastor, Rev. B.D. Castor, in charge... Burial took place in the Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Mar 1940
Death of E.R. GRIMSLEY
            Ernest Ray Grimsley, age 44, died at his home at Ingham on Thursday, March 21, after an illness of several years with diabetes, Mr. Grimsley was a consistent member of the Episcopal Church and had spent most of his life near Ingham. He lived in Baltimore a few yaears where he was employed on the B. & O. Railroad. He worked at the carpenter trade when at home.
            He leaves a wife, who before marriage, was Miss Mary Strole and the following brothers and sisters, Gene Grimsley, Millard Grimsley, Mrs. Journey (Rachel) Lucas, Mrs. Raymond (Edith) Good, Mrs. Charles (Eva) Templon and Miss Ethel Grimsley. His father, William Grimsley.
            The funeral was conducted from the Episcopal Church at Ingham on Saturday afternoon by Rev. Geo. W. Henderson.

Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Mar 1940
Death of E.R. GRIMSLEY
(Contributed)
            Ernest Ray Grimsley died at his home near Ingham Thursday, March 21, 1940, at 2:00 p.m. after an illness of several years with diabetes. He was 47 years and 5 days old when he departed this life.
            Mr. Grimsley was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Shenandoah. He spent several years of his life in Baltimore, but later moved back to Shenandoah where he spent the remainder of his life.
            He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, who was before marriage, Miss Mary Strole, his father, William Grimsley, and four sisters, Mrs. Journey (Rachel) Lucas, Mrs. Raymond (Ediht) Good, Mrs. Charles (Eva) Templeton, and Miss Ethel Grimsley at home, and three brothers, Sibert, Millard and Eugene Grimsley, all of near Shenandoah. His deceased brothers and sisters are Mrs. Charles Cave, Levi Grimsley and Charles Grimsley, who was killed in the World War. His mother also preceded him in death.
            His funeral was conducted from the Episcopal Church at Ingham on Saturday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m. by the Reverend John W. Henderson.                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Aug 1945
Death of MRS. H.P. GRIMSLEY
            Mrs. Rebecca Lucas Grimsley, 74 years, wife of Hubert P. Grimsley, died at her late home east of Shenandoah on Thursday, July 26. Mrs. Grimsley had been in ill health for some time but her condition did not become alarming until two weeks ago. The immediate cause of her death was heart trouble.
            Mrs. Grimsley was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lucas and was born near Shenandoah, where she spent her entire life.
            She was a faithful and consistent member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church…
            Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Noah (Victoria) Comer, Mrs. I.W. (Myrtle) Judd, of Shenandoah, Kemper Grimsley, of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Otis Grimsley, of near home. She was the last of her family- one sister, Miss Violet Lucas, and one brother, Trenton Lucas, being deceased. Three children also are deceased- Mrs. Jasper (Eliza) Thompson. Elizabeth died in infancy, and Charles was killed while employed in New Jersey. Twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
            Her funeral was conducted on Sunday morning at 11 a.m., from the Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Rittenour, of Elkton. A number of other ministers of the denomination were present and assisted in the services. Burial was in the Samuel Comer Cemetery.                                                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Mar 1940
Death Takes Another in Hammer Home        (MRS. ANGIE BRADLEY HAMMER)
            The home of Dr. Virgil Hammer, of Luray, was again saddened on Tuesday of this week over the death of his beloved wife, Mrs. Angie Bradley Hammer. Dr. Hammer and family have been grieved over the loss of an aunt, who resided at the home, on Saturday of last week and her body was laid to rest on Monday.
            ...
            Had she lived until August 29th of this year, Mrs. Hammer would have attained the age of 57 years, having been born to the late Mr. and Mrs. I.T. Bradley on August 29, 1883. Her mother was before marriage Miss Blanche Judd. Dr. and Mrs. Hammer were united in marriage on May 10, 1904 in Luray where they have since resided.
            She was a faithful member of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Luray...
            The funeral will be held from the home today, Friday, at 2 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. J. Glenn Boliek, in charge of the service. Interment will take place in the Beahm's Chapel cemetery.
            The surviving brothers and sister are: J.E. and T.T. Bradley and Mrs. R.C. Bell, of Roanoke, and S.F. Bradley, of Harrisonburg.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Sep 1946
Shenandoah News
MRS. HAMMER Dies In Elkton
            Mrs. Isaac H. Hammer, 87, one of Elkton’s oldest and most beloved residents, died Saturday night at her home in Elkton, her death following several months of failing health.
            Mrs. Hammer was born June 15, 1859 at Marksville in Page County. Her parents were William V. and Sarah Nichols. On Nov. 29, 1881 she married Isaac H. Hammer, who died April 16, 1926.
            Mrs. Hammer was a faithful member of the Elkton United Brethren Church, and attended services regularly as long as her health permitted.
            She is survived by the following children: Miss Lizzie Hammer, Lette J. Hammer, T.R. Hammer, Walter Hammer, Sherman Hammer and Fred Hammer, all of Elkton; and Claude Hammer, of Shenandoah.
            Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock from her late home with her pastor, the Rev. Floyd Fulk, conducting the service. Burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Mar 1943
Death of MRS. EDGAR (LUCY MAY) HANSON
            The sudden death on Wednesday night of last week of Mrs. Edgar Hanson, of Marksville, has filled that community with sorrow...
            The deceased was the only child of the late Samuel Buracker and Lillie Read Buracker, and was born on October 25, 1879 in the Marksville neighborhood. At the time of her death she was 63 years, 3 months and 29 days of age. Her husband, Edgar Hanson, who survives her, is a well known farmer and poultryman. She also leaves two children, a daughter, Mrs. Rosamund Franzke, of Baltimore, Md., and a son, Walton, of the U.S. Navy, stationed at Jacksonville, Fla.                                                                                             ... She was a member of the Lutheran Church, having joined the St. Mark's Church of Luray several years ago.
            Last rites were conducted on Saturday afternoon, February 27th, from Graves Chapel with her pastor, Rev. Fred E. Dufford, officiating. Interment was in the Church cemetery...                                
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Mar 1940
Death of MRS. WILLIAM J. HARLOWE
            Mrs. Rebecca Lee Harlowe, age 66, wife of the late William F. Harlowe, died at the home of her father, David F. Keyser, in Luray, on Thursday, March 21, after an illness of eight months. Mrs. Harlowe suffered a paralytic stroke last July while visiting her daughter, Mrs. G.H. Hansbrough in Shenandoah. After several weeks she was removed to her father’s home in Luray, where she gradually grew weaker. The final stroke came on Tuesday evening and death followed on Thursday.
            Mrs. Harlowe spent most of her life in Page County in the Brick Church neighborhood. She was born near Ingham which was then known as East Liberty.
            Her husband was the son of the late Mrs. Nan Callary and a half brother of Mrs. Maudie Callary. She was a member of the East Liberty Christian Church.
            She leaves to mourn her loss her father, David F. Keyser; one daughter, Mrs. George Hansbrough, and six sons, David and Granville HarlowE, at home; Joe Harlowe,  of Baltimore, Md.; John, Harry and Robert, of Aliquippa, Pa., She also leaves seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Her funeral was conducted from the Christian Church on Sunday afternoon, March 24, at 2:30 by Rev. John Henderson, assisted by Rev. A.B. Crocker.                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Sep 1941
Death of MRS. ESSIE HARRIS
            Mrs. Essie Harris, 40, of near Stanley, passed away on Sunday morning at 8:45 following an illness of several weeks. At the time of her death Mrs. Harris was keeping house for Alonzo Good.
            Mrs. Harris was the wife of the late Bishop Harris. They resided for many years in Jordan Hollow. Following her husband's death Mrs. Harris became the housekeeper at the Good home.
            She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Zada Mae Nickolson, of Culpeper, one son, Levi Russell Harris, of Stanley, and her brother, Elmer Short, of Washington, D.C. The following half sisters and brother survive: Mrs. Lizzie Cave, Mrs. Jenny Miller and Charlie Short, of Stanley.
            Funeral services were held yesterday at 11:00 from the Pine Grove Mission Church with Rev. R.H. Lee, officiating. Burial was in the Herbert Cave cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 Jan 1940
Death of Young Boy (JAMES HARRIS)
            James Harris, aged about 2 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bishop Harris, of Pine Grove, died after a brief illness at the Harrisonburg hospital at an early hour Saturday. The funeral was conducted by the Episcopal Rector on Sunday with burial in the Gray cemetery in that section.                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Feb 1945
Death of MRS. ELSIE MAY HEISER
            Last rites were held on Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Elsie May Lucas Heiser, 31, who passed away on Friday of last week in the R.M. Hospital, Harrisonburg, following an illness of ten days.
            Mrs. Heiser was a daughter of John Amos Lucas and the late Irene Campbell Lucas and was born Oct. 2, 1913, at Stanley. On January 11, 1932 she married Clarence Thomas Heiser, who survives her with one child, Jane Louise, 10 years. She also leaves two brothers: Frank Lucas, of Shenandoah, and Henry Lucas, of Baltimore, Md., and her father, of Stanley.
            ... She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
            The funeral was conducted from the home by Rev. P.A. Freed, Rev. Ausby Cubbage and Rev. Walter Comer. Interment was in the family cemetery at Sandy Glade...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Jan 1943
Death of JOHN WILLIAM HENDERSON
            Funeral services were conducted on Saturday of last week at 2:00 p.m. from Graves Chapel for John William Henderson, who passed away in Baltimore on January 20th, following an illness of several months.
            Mr. Henderson, who was born on December 21, 1868, in Stanley, Va., was the son of the late George W. and Barbara Lucas Henderson. He was educated in the county schools and went to Baltimore about thirty eight years ago where he became associated with the B. & O. Railroad. He worked as a carpenter. His wife, who before marriage was Miss Dora Phillips, daughter of John W. Phillips, of Alma, preceded him in death three years ago.
            Surviving are two sons: Ray Henderson and Frank Henderson, of Baltimore. Five grandchildren also survive.
            He also leaves the following brother and sisters: H.S. Henderson, of Bardane, W.Va.; Mrs. G.V. Kite, of Bardane, W.Va.; Mrs. W.P. Davis, of Winchester, Va.; Mrs. Lester Pendergast and Mrs. Tom Leak, of Stanley, Va. Deceased sisters and brother are: Mrs. Ed Wolfersberger, Mrs. E.L. Hutchinson, George W. Henderson and Mrs. David Kite.
            Officiating at the services was Rev. W.J. Whitesell, of Stanley. Interment was in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Jan 1942
Death of MRS. ANNIE CAVE HENSLEY, of Elkton
            Mrs. Annie Cave Hensley, wife of Wilmer Hensley, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Elkton after an illness of several months.
            Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Elmer Cave Hensley, of Delaware, two brothers, Daniel Cave, of Clairton, Pa., and Ferdinand Cave, of Page, and one sister, Mrs. Flora Offenbacker, also of Clairton, Pa.
            Last rites took place on Tuesday afternoon of this week at 2 o'clock from the U.B. Church in Elkton with Rev. S.F. Fridley in charge of the services. Interment was in the Elk Run Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Mar 1940
Death of MRS. FANNIE HAMMER HENSLEY
            Mrs. Fannie Hammer Hensley, well known in Luray and vicinity, passed away at the home of her nephew, Dr. Virgil Hammer, in Luray on Saturday of last week, March 16. Mrs. Hensley had been making her home in Luray with Dr. and Mrs. Hammer for the past three years. She was born January 3, 1852 in Elkton, Va., and lived at that place until she took up residence in Luray.
            Although she had been in failing health for sometime, she suffered a sevre stroke only about ten days ago.
            She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
            The funeral services were held yesterday, Monday, in Elkton with the Rev. W.A. Lynch in charge of the services. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Elkton.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Dec 1943
Death of SOL J. HENSLEY
            Sol J. Hensley, prominent Stonewall district farmer, passed away Saturday morning, November 27th, after an illness of three weeks...
            The deceased was the son of the late Benjamin and Rebecca Breeden Hensley and was born and spent his entire life in the Elkton section, where he became a successful farmer and business man... While still a young man he united with the East Point United Brethren Church and was a member of the Board of Trustees for a number of years...
            His wife, who was Miss Margaret Shifflett, preceded him in death several years ago. Surviving are 6 children, Mrs. George Lam and Mrs. H.V. Longly, of Elkton, Mrs. Frank Kiblinger, of Stanley, Sam Hensley, of Portsmouth and James and Ashby Hensley, of Elkton. He is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Nine grandsons are serving in the Armed Forces. He is survived by 1 sister, Sarah V. Eppard, of Luray and one brother, Tom Hensley, of Elkton.
            Funeral services were held last Monday afternoon at 2:30 from his late home with his pastor, Rev. Floyd Fulk, of the United Brethren Church officiating assisted by Rev. Kenny.
            Burial was in the Elkton Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Feb 1945
Death of MRS. CORA BELLE HIGGS
            The death of Mrs. Cora Belle Higgs, 65, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Monday of this week has brought sorrow to her many friends in the Leaksville community...
            She was the daughter of the late David and Sarah Richards Middleton, of Ida, and was born on February 27, 1879. In 1902 she was married to George Higgs, of Leaksville, who survives her with one son, Edwin Higgs, of Shenandoah. One daughter, Mrs. Ruth Painter, is deceased.
            The deceased was a devout member of the Leaksville Congregational-Christian Church where the last rites were held yesterday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. R.E. Newton officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Apr 1945
MRS. ROSA HILLEARY Dies In Florida
            Mrs. Rosa Painter Hilleary, 57, formerly of Alma and a resident of Washington, D.C., wife of John Edward Hilleary, died in a St. Petersburg, Florida, Hospital March 30, 1945.
            ...
            The funeral was held from the Nalley Funeral Home in Mt. Rainier, Md., April 4th, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Charles H. Frick, of the Mt. Rainier Christian Church, with interment in the Masonic section of Fort Lincoln Cemetery. The Adah Chapter of the Eastern Star conducted the service at the grave.
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            She was the daughter of the late Martin V. and Ora B. Painter, of the Alma section of Page County. She was married Dec. 25, 1908 to John Edward Hilleary, of Baltimore, Md. The first few years of their married life were spent in Spencer, N.C., but for the past thirty years they resided in Washington, D.C.
            Besides her husband, she is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Virginia Harrison and granddaughter, Nancy Lou Harris and four brothers: Archie R. Painter, of Alma, Clarence Painter, of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Kirby and Harold Painter, of Wilmington, Del...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Mar 1943
Death of Little GERALD WAYNE HILLIARD
            The death of little Gerald Wayne Hilliard on Friday noon, March 5th, has filled this community with great sorrow...
            Gerald Wayne was born May 16, 1942, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hilliard, of Branchville, Md., formerly of Luray, Va. Besides his parents, he is survived by his grandparents and a host of relatives...
            Last rites were conducted on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. from Hilliard's Chapel with Rev. George Stanley officiating, assisted by J.W. Aleshire. The body was brought for interment to Luray to the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Good, from the Gasch Funeral Home, of Hyattsville, Md.
            Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Luray...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Feb 1943
Death of JACOB HILLIARDS, of Duffield, W.Va.
(Contributed)
            Jacob Hilliards, age 70 years, 11 months and 28 days, died at the Charles Town Hospital on Tuesday, January 26. He was struck by a train while loading mail on another train at Duffield.
            He was the son of Charles Hilliards, of near Stanley. He was married twice, his first wife being Miss Lizzie Plum. His second wife was Miss Elizabeth Cubbage, who survives him. Surviving children are: Eddie, and Mrs. Clarence (Lelia) Good, of Stanley; Mrs. Susie Nicholas, Fred and Sam, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; Paul, of Charles Town, W.Va.; Miss Josie and David, of Duffield, W.Va. Surviving brothers are: Bud, Sam and Frank, of Stanley, and Will, of Shepherdstown, W.Va...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Mar 1945
Death of MRS. JAMES A. HILLIARD
            Mrs. Annie V. Hilliard, age 62 years, died at her late home at Ingham on Friday, March 16, after a brief illness of a few days.
            Mrs. Hilliard suffered a paralytic stroke on Monday and passed away on Friday.
            She was the daughter of the late Martin V. and Mary Lucas and was born at Ingham on Feb. 2, 1883, and had spent her entire life in that neighborhood...
            She had been a member of the East Liberty Christian Church since early youth...
            She leaves one son, Tommie Hilliard, and three daughters, Mrs. Ermon (Florence) Painter, Mrs. Mary Nauman and Mrs. Pearl Leake. Also 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Two sons, Joseph and Elmer, preceded her in death and three children died in infancy.
            She also leaves six sisters: Mrs. Charles R. (Ora) Kite, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Elmer (Zada) Keyser, of Stanley, Mrs. William (Lessie) Hilliard, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Mrs. Frank (Elizabeth) Hilliard, of Stanley, Mrs. Lloyd (Flora) Painter, of Stanley, and Mrs. Sadie Laconia, of Shenandoah. Three brothers, Isaac, Journey and Levi Lucas, of Shenandoah also survive.
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            The funeral services was held on Sunday afternoon from St. Paul's Episcopal Church at Ingham with the Rev. Dennis Whittle in charge, assisted by Elder E.L. Cave.
            Friends paying their last tribute numbered several hundred. Interment was in the McAlister Cemetery nearby.
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Mar 1940
Death of JOSEPH HILLIARDS
            Joseph Hilliards, aged 34 years, passed away in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 6, at an early hour in the morning.
            Mr. Hilliards suffered a fall on Friday, March 1, and had since been confined to his home at Honeyville until he was removed to the hospital. He was the son of James and Annie Hilliard, of Ingham. He had been a resident of the Honeyville section for the past ten years. For a number of years he had been employed as a section laborer on the N. & W. near Berryville. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainment.
            In the year 1922 Mr. Hilliards was married to Miss Mabel Turner in Hagerstown, Maryland. To this union were born the following children, who survived with his wife: Carleton, Marie, Adolph, William, Layton, Lillard and Joyce Ann. A brother, Tom, of Ingham, and the following sisters survive: Mrs. Ermon (Florence) Painter, of Ingham; Mrs. Forest (Mary) Nauman, of Stanley, and Miss Pearl Hilliards, of Ingham.
            The funeral services will be held today, Friday, March 8, at 2 p.m. in the Comer Church with the Reverends Ernest Cave and J.W. Henderson in charge of the services. Interment will take place in the McAlister Cemetery at Comertown.
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Jul 1942
Particulars of Mrs. Hinton's Death in Pennsylvania   (MRS. HILDA HINTON)
           Many friends in Luray and throughout Page county will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Hilda Lamb Hinton, wife of Walter Hinton, at her home in Coatsville, Pa., on Sunday of last week.
           Though a native of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Hinton had made many visits to this section. Her husband is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hinton, who live two miles northwest of Luray.
           ... About twenty years ago Walter Hinton and Miss Hilda Lamb were married- and since that time the couple have been living in the Pennsylvania county where her death occurred. During the time that Mr. Hinton has been living in Coatsville he has been engaged in the carpentering and allied businesses...
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            The funeral was held in Coatesville on Wednesday afternoon of last week, the services being conducted by a minister of the Methodist Church, the interment taking place in a cemetery of that city...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 17 Dec 1940
Death of MRS. VIRGINIA HINTON
            Mrs. Virginia Hinton, age 84 years died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Higgs, in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday night, Dec. 14.
            Mrs. Hinton had been a life long resident of Shenandoah and had gone to Baltimore just eight weeks ago to spend the winter with her daughter. Her husband, Moses Hinton, preceded her in death 38 years ago. She had been ill or in poor health for thirty years, but the immediate cayse of her death was pneumonia. Mrs. Hinton was a devout member of the Pentecostal Church and was highly respected in the community. She was the daughter of the late John and Lydia Comer. Two sons, Wilmer and David, died during the flue epidemic in 1918. Two other sons, Emil and Carlton, are living in Warren, Ohio, and one daughter (Mamie) Mrs. Jack Higgs, in Baltimore. She is also survived by two brothers, John and Isaac Comer, of Comertown. Her deceased brothers and sisters are, Mrs. Jane McAlister, Mrs. Joe (Franie) McDaniels, and Mrs. Christina (Martin) Lucas, George, James, Jacob, Andrew, Samuel and Phillip. Her body was brought to Shenandoah for interment in the Jacob Comer burying ground. The services will be conducted by J.W. Henderson, George Stanley and Rev. Jerry Osgood today (Tuesday) at 2:00 at the Mission Church.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Feb 1942
Death of MRS. PAUL HITT
            Mrs. Eliza Jane Hitt, age 73, wife of Paul Hitt, of Elkton, died at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
            She was the daughter of William and Mary Hitt, of Page County, and had lived for many years in Elkton where she had many friends. She was a member of the United Brethren Church.
            She is survived by her husband, four sons, Neil C. Hitt, Richmond, Tony Hitt, Elkton; Dewey Hitt, Luray; Floyd Hitt, Philadelphia; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Gooden, Elkton; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Stanley, Shenandoah; Mrs. John Higgs, Newport; Mrs. Emma Phillips, Cleveland; Mrs. L.F. Turner, Hagerstown, and one brother, John Hitt, Newport.
            Brief funeral services were held from the Brill Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the Rev. Floyd Brill officiating. Burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Oct 1940
WILLIAM HOAK Dies From Paralytic Stroke
            Thomas William Hoak, 63, well known farmer of this county, living on the Luray-Ida road; six miles east of Luray, died at a late hour Wednesday evening, following a stroke of paralysis sustained while he was working in the foothills of the mountains not far from his home...
            His death occurred in the Luray hospital; physicians saying it was due to a paralytic stroke.
            Mr. Hoak was a son of the late David Newton Hoak and Catherine Printz on the latter's late farm the son having resided in a dwelling he owned. This building was separate from the Newton Hoak home. The daughter, Miss Anna Hoak, has been residing with her father, her mother for many years being a patient in one of the State hospitals. Mrs. Hoak was a daughter of the late John M. Woodward.
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            ... Some time ago he bought the farm formerly belonging to his brother-in-law, D.M. Woodward, now living in Frederick county, Md. The deceased is a brother of Siram and Clarence Hoak and James Hoak, deceased...NEED REST OF ARTICLE
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Dec 1943
Death of MRS. DELLA KNIGHT HOLMES
            The many friends of Mrs. Della Knight Holmes were distressed to hear of her death Sunday morning, Nov. 28th, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg... Short services will be held at Bradley's Funeral Home today at 2:00 p.m., with Dr. Ray Smith officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
            The deceased was born about 78 years ago in Luray, the daughter of the late Ambrose and Angeline Knight. Fifty years ago she was married to J.B. Holmes by the Rev. Milbourne. She was a life long member of the Main Street Baptist Church, having been baptized by Rev. Milbourne. Her deceased sisters are: Mrs. Samuel (Louella) Ruth, of Cascade, Md., and Mrs. John (Enzora) Campbell, of Wilmington, Del., and her half-sisters are: Mrs. Mary Williams and Mrs. Ada Flinn.
            She is survived by the following children: Oscar E. Holmes, Chester, Pa., Mrs. Ben (Viola) Seekford, of Washington, D.C., Vernon L. Holmes, Buckingham, Quebec, Canada... One brother, A.F. Knight, of Buena Vista, Va., and the following grandchildren also survive: Oscar Edwin Holmes, Jr., Mrs. John (Rebecca) Rothgeb, Vernon Holmes, Jr., Page H. Seekford, Tommy Holmes and Frances Holmes...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Nov 1942
Death of HENRY A.W. HOLMES
            The many friends of Henry A.W. Holmes were grieved to hear of his death on Sunday night, November the 15th, at 11:30 o’clock. He was 83 years old.
            Mr. Holmes was the son of the late Hiram and Elizabeth Holmes and was born Sept. 27th, 1859 in the Kimball neighborhood and has lived all of his life in and around Luray.
            Mr. Holmes taught school for eighteen years in Page county and was employed at the Luray Tannery for a number of years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, having joined the church when a young boy. He served his church faithfully as Superintendent of the Sunday School and as deacon and teacher.
            In addition to his wife, who before marriage, was Miss Annie Smeltzer, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H.J. (Sina) Hilliard and Miss Angie Holmes; also one sister, Miss Mollie Holmes, survives. One son, Elmer, passed away in Marshal, Texas, twelve years ago. There are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November the 18th, at 4 o’clock at the home with Rev. F.E. Dufford, of the Lutheran Church in charge, assisted by Rev. Ray Smith, of the Baptist Church. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery…                                  
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Sep 1940
Death of MRS. ANNA MAYES HOPKINS
            Mrs. Anna Mayes Hopkins, aged 74, died at her home in Stanley, Va., Tuesday night. She was the wife of William Mayes, retired, and a native of Page County. Her parents were Sarah Price and Frank Mayes of the Stanley section. She and her husband had only resided in Stanley for the last four years, having lived in Philadelphia for nearly fifty years.
            A short service will be held at her home in Stanley, conducted by Rev. G.H. Tyler, Methodist minister. Her body will be shipped for interment to Philadelphia to the home of her daughter, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Leyrer. The deceased is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Charley Painter, of Mud Pike section, and two brothers, F.L. and Ed. Mayes, of Stanley.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 May 1943
Death of ANNIE L. HOUSDEN
            Mrs. Annie L. Housden, widow of Perry Housden, of Stanley, passed away on Friday, May 21st, at 8:00 a.m. in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital after an illness of about nine days.
            A daughter of the late Harden Alger and Kate Pettit Alger, the deceased was born on Christmas Eve 1870 and had reached the age of 72 years, 4 months and 27 days at the time of her death. About thirty -eight years ago she joined the Brethren Church...
            ... She was twice married. Her first husband was Tom Price, by whom she had three children. One son, E.V. Price, of Knoxville, Md., survives. Perry Housden was her second husband. He preceded her in death in 1931. The children born to this marriage are: Kelly W. Housden and Mrs. Lloyd (Alberta) Hilliards, both of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Misses Effie Rebecca and Essie Refina Housden, at home. Five children: Artie Price, James Price, Grover T.  Housden, Charles E. Housden and Mrs. Alice Rachael Alger, are deceased. Surviving also are sixteen grandchildren two great grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Mac Alger, James Alger and Early V. Alger, all of near Stanley, Mrs. Carrie Granigen, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Mrs. Lonnie E. Woodward, of Madison County.
            Last rites were held on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at Leak's Chapel with Rev. Ausby Cubbage officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 17 Jun 1941
Death of OTIS C. HOUSDEN
            The entire community was shocked and grieved on Sunday of this week to learn of the sudden death of Otis C. Housden, 59, prominent farmer of the Honeyville section. His body was found by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Housden, in the barn on his farm about ten a.m., two hours after he had last been seen by his family. Although Mr. Housden came to death by his own hand no motive could be advanced for the act...
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            Highly successful, Mr. Housden was one of the first Page County farmers to adopt the more modern methods of cultivation. He was energetic and versatile and was considered one of the leading agriculturists in this section. Several of his sons now cultivate some of the most prosperous farms in the county.
            Mr. Housden was a devoted and conscientous worker in the Christian Church at Newport...
            He was born in the Honeyville section in 1882, the son of Tassell and Betty Housden, both deceased. He attended the schools of Page County. When quite young he married Miss Elsie Kibler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Kibler, who survives him together with eleven children. They are Mrs. Luther (Brownie) Burner, of Luray, Mrs. Humie (Pauline) Kite, of Honeyville, Mrs. B.C. (Trilla) MacDaniel, of Baltimore, Mrs. Carlton (Vista) Shenk, of Stanley, Miss Thelma Housden, of Washington, D.C., Roy Housden, of Newport News, Miss Minnie Housden, at home, Leonard Housden, of Honeyville, Roland Housden, of Stanley, Gilbert Housden, of Newport News and Wilson Housden, of Stanley. Surviving brothers and sisters are L.O. Housden, of Stanley, George W. Housden, of Honeyville, Mrs. Harvey (Minnie) Kibler, of Honeyville, Mrs. Ben (Bessie) Dovel, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Robert (Dellie) Housden, of Honeyville.
            Last rites will take place today (Tuesday) at eleven a.m. at the Leaksville Christian Church with the Rev. R.E. Newton, assisted by Rev. L.A. Wertz, in charge of obsequies. Burial will take place in the cemetery at the Leaksville Church.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Mar 1940
ROBERT CLINE HOUSDEN
            The entire community of Stanley was grieved over the passing of Robert Cline Housden, a lifelong resident of the Stanley and vicinity section. He was a man, when in good health, to be out and about his business and led a very active life. He was much interested in community and civic affairs.
            Mr. Housden had been in failing health for some years and had been under the care of a physician and had been under treatment at different intervals at the R.M. Hospital at Harrisonburg.
            He passed away at his home near Stanley on Saturday afternoon, March 23, about 3:30 at the age of 69 years, 6 months and 5 days. His death is the result of a complication of diseases extending over a period of the past six months.
            He was the son of the late James and Sidney Ann Alger Housden, both of the Newport section. Mr. Housden married Delsie Housden in August 1898 and to this union were born the following children who survive with their mother: Vernon Housden, of Luray; Clarence Housden, of Stanley; Mrs. Beulah Eaton of Warsaw, Ohio; Mrs. Zettie Seekford, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; Mrs. Mabel Mauck, Moraca, Pa.; Bernard Housden, of Luray; Herman Housden, of Stanley; Bobby Housden, of Luray; Mrs. Eltie Keefer, of Moraca, Pa.; Mrs. Zula Huffman, of Stanley, and Misses Edna and Mary Housden at home. Thirty five grandchildren also survive.
            He was a faithful member and loyal supporter of the Church of the Brethren.
            The funeral was held from the Leak’s Chapel Church yesterday afternoon at 2:30 with Elders Long and Joseph Foster, of Bridgewater assisting the Reverend E.L. Cave with the services. Interment took place in the church cemetery.                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Jul 1943
Death of ALBERT SOLON HUFFMAN
            Last rites were held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Brick Church at Grove Hill for Albert Solon Huffman, 82 years, 4 days of age who passed away in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Wednesday night, July 14th.
            Albert Solon Huffman was born on July 10th, 1861 at Grove Hill and was the only son of the late Albert Huffman and Mary Jane Strole Huffman. Born in the midst of the Civil War, he did not have great educational advantages as these were reconstruction days. His early schooling was attained in the local school, at that time located about three quaters of a mile west of the Brick Church.
            The deceased was confirmed a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church on October 20, 1877...
            As a farmer...
            At the age of twenty he married Miss Louvenia Florence Dovel, the daughter of the late Adam and Diana Shuler Dovel...
            To this union were born four children; all of whom survive: Siram M. Huffman, Willie A. Huffman, Mrs. T.A. (Mary) Foltz and Mrs. Nathan (Eva) Long, all of Page County. Mrs. Huffman passed away six years ago.
            His second wife, Mrs. Bessie Keyser Huffman, whom he married about three years ago, survive shim. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Polly Ann Coffman, of Stanley. There are also twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren surviving. His deceased sisters are: Mrs. Charles T. Keyser and Mrs. Berryman Keyser.
            The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. A.L. Boliek assisted by Rev. W.J. Whitesell, both having been close friends of the deceased.
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            The interment was in the Cemetery at the church, it being only a short distance from where he was born.
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Feb 1940
MRS. EVA ANN HUFFMAN Dies
            Mrs. Eva Ann Huffman, after an illness of two weeks, passed away at the home of her son, Vernon Huffman, on Wednesday, February 14, at an early hour in the morning. Death was attributed to congestion of the lungs and flu. She was in her eighty fifth year.
            Mrs. Huffman was the wife of the late Charles S. Huffman, of Newport, this county and was the daughter of Noah and Mary Kite Foltz, also of this county. She was married to Mr. Huffman in 1873 and to this union the following children were born: James W. Huffman, Vernon Huffman, Mrs. John Strickler, and Mrs. Newton Varner, of this section; Mrs. E.A. Ryman, of Maurertown, Va.; Mrs. Harpet Strickler, also of this section. Mrs. E.H. Jorden and Mrs. John D. Hershberger, are deceased. The brothers and sister surviving are Jack and Grant Foltz, of Illinois, Mrs. Bettie Louderback, of Newport and Mrs. Margaret Wilson, also of Newport.
            The funeral will be held from the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren today, Friday, at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Henry C. Eller, in charge of the services. Interment will take place in the chruch cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jun 1942
Death of FRANK W. HUFFMAN
            The death of Frank W. Huffman, highly respected citizen of Leaksville, on Friday afternoon, June 19, at his home in Marksville came as a great shock to his many friends and relatives. Mr. Huffman, whose health had not been good for the past several years, was taken suddenly worse only a short while ago...
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            Frank W. Huffman was born on November 8, 1878 at the old Huffman homeplace south of Luray, He was a son of the late Isaac and Rachael Jenkins Huffman, of Page. He spent his entire life here and following his schooling took up farming. Besides taking care of his own farm he also helped care for those of many other families near his home.
            His wife, who survives him, was before her marriage Miss Hortense Southard. They were married on February 22, 1899.
            He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Willis (Virginia) Burner, of Washington, D.C. The only other member of his family surviving is a brother, Joseph W. Huffman, of Leaksville. Deceased sisters and brother are: Mrs. J.B. Kite, Mrs. Thomas Dovel, Mrs. Charlie Sours and J.Walter Huffman, all of near Leaksville.
            The funeral services was conducted on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 from the Leaksville Congregational Christian Church with Rev. R.E. Newton officiating, assisted by Rev. F.T. Fulcher. Interment took place in the Leaksville Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Jul 1941
HERBERT HUFFMAN Dies In Silver Spring, Md.
            Herbert L. Huffman, who will be remembered by many of Page's older residents, died at his home in Silver Spring, Md., on Tuesday, July 15th, following an illness of nearly a year. His demise is the first one in his family in nearly 20 years.
            Mr. Huffman was the son of the late Isaac and Loretta Strickler Huffman, and was born in the Naked Creek section of the county, 70 years ago on July 15th. Mr. and Mrs. Huffman later moved to Luray and resided about a mile north of town for many years.
            When a young man the deceased left Luray and went to Washington, D.C., later settling in Maryland, where he was employed as policeman at Blue Plains Home for the Aged for 15 years, having retired last year. He also served as a clerk to the Board of Public Welfare for several years. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Carrie Hockman, who died about 1902. The following children survive this marriage: Clarence Huffman, who now is in Peru, S.A., Howard Huffman, of Hagerstown, Md., Charlie Huffman, of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Clarence (Virginia) Tharpe, of Portland, Maine. Mr. Huffman's second wife, Mrs. Susie Thompson Huffman, survives him.
            He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: James W. Huffman, of Mechanic Street, Luray, Malloy Huffman, of Arlington, Va., Misses Lula and Nina Huffman, of Luray, Mrs. John (Bertie) Atwood, of Rileyville, Mrs. Perciville (Nettie) Grant, of Toms River, N.J., and Mrs. Fred (Eunice) Mason, of Groveland, Fla.
            Last rites for the deceased took place yesterday from his late home in Silver Spring at 2:00 p.m. with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery of that city.
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Mar 1941
J. WALTER HUFFMAN Dead
            The community was deeply shocked on Tuesday of this week to learn of the death of J. Walter Huffman, prominent farmer of the upper Mill Creek section. Mr. Huffman, 72 years of age, suffered from a complication of diseases and was taken after a three weeks illness. Last rites will take place today at 2 p.m. at the Leaksville Christian Church with burial in the Leaksville cemetery.
            A teacher in the Page County schools for over forty years, Mr. Huffman was well known in this county and in Northern Virginia. He was a justice of the peace for about ten years and had been engaged in farming for most of his life…
            Mr. Huffman was born May 18th, 1868 in the upper Mill Creek section near Long’s Store, the son of Isaac and Rachael (Jenkins) Huffman. At the time of his death he owned and was residing on the old Isaac Huffman home place, one of the most fertile farms in the upper Mill Creek section. He was a life-long member of the Leaksville Christian Church where he was a valuable and concentrated member. He married Miss Virgie Rothgeb who passed this life about a year ago. To this union were born three children, two of whom survive. They are: Mrs. Noah F. (Pearl) Painter, of Leaksville, and Mrs. James F. (Eva) Bumgardner, of Hagerstown, Md. Ina Huffman died in 1924. Two grandchildren, Richard and Page Painter, also survive.
            Surviving brothers are Joseph W. Huffman, a school teacher of Leaksville, and Frank W. Huffman, farmer of Marksville. Deceased are three sisters, Mrs. Jacob (Lavinia) Kite, Mrs. Thomas W. (Fannie) Dovel, and Mrs. C.S. (Emma) Sours…
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Dec 1942
JOSEPH W. HUFFMAN Passes in 79th Year
            Joseph W. Huffman, 78, prominent citizen of the Upper Mill Creek section near Leaksville, after an illness lasting several months, passed this life last evening at 7:45 p.m. Death resulted from a complication of diseases. At the time of going to press funeral arrangements had not been completed.
            Mr. Huffman was one of the best known and respected school teachers ever known in Page County. He served in this capacity for fifty years and throughout his life showed an intense interest in education and public advancement. Although he has been in retirement for some time he never ceased to take an active part in public life. He has been in declining health for more than a year.
            He was a loyal and devout member of the Stanley Baptist Church.
            He was a son of Isaac and Rachael Huffman, of Page County. He is survived by his wife, Annie Rothgeb Huffman, and five children: Mrs. Frank (Irene) Kite, Mrs. Albert (Anna) Black and Robert Huffman, of Luray; Mrs. John Rachael Miller, of Leaksville, and Mrs. Edward (Frances) Long, of Stanley. There is one deceased son, Paul. The following are deceased sisters and brothers: J. Walter Huffman, Frank Huffman, Mrs. Fannie Dovel, Mrs. Emma Sours and Mrs. Lovenia Kite.
            A more complete account of Mr. Huffman’s death will be given in our next issue.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Dec 1942
Last Rites Held for JOSEPH W. HUFFMAN
            One of the largest gathering to attend a funeral in Page County for many months was present on Christmas Day when last rites were conducted for Joseph W. Huffman, retired County school teacher who passed away at his home on Upper Mill Creek near Leaksville on Wednesday, December 23rd, at 7:45 p.m.
            Mr. Huffman, who was in his 78th year, was one of the county’s outstanding teachers for fifty-five years. He was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church.
            The funeral, which was conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Day, from the Leaksville Congregational Christian Church, was in charge of Rev. R.E. Newton. He was assisted by Rev. E.E. Sumpter, of Shenandoah, and Elder J.B. Jenkins, of Stanley. Interment was in the Leaksville Cemetery…                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Sep 1949
Death of MRS. JOSEPH HUFFMAN
            The announcement of the death of Mrs. Annie Huffman, 78, at her home in Leaksville, on Friday morning, Sept. 23, at eight o’clock, brought much sorrow to her many friends in this community and elsewhere.
            A daughter of the late Solomon D. and Betsy Ann Rothgeb, she was born and reared in the Leaksville section of Page County.
            Her husband, Jos. W. Huffman, for many years a prominent teacher in the public schools of Page County preceded her in death in 1942.
            Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Frank (Irene) Kite, of Luray, Va., Mrs. John D. (Rachel) Miller, of Leaksville, Mrs. Edward (Frances) Long, of Stanley, Va., and Mrs. Albert (Anna) Black, of Luray, Va., and one son, Robert D. Huffman, County Clerk, of Luray, Va.
            Also surviving are six granddaughters: Misses Betty Jane Kite, Mary Frances Long, Julia Belle and Sallie Lane Huffman, and Sue and Judith Black.
            She also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Geo. W. Rothgeb, of Luray, Va., William J. Rothgeb, of Leaksville, Va., Mrs. W.H. (Emma) Keyser, of near Luray, Va., Mrs. E. Lena Rothgeb, of the Mill Creek section, and Miss Della Rothgeb, of Leaksville, Va.
            Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. R.E. Newton on Saturday afternoon at four o’clock with interment in the Leaksville cemetery.                            
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 May 1940
DEATHS
Death Claims MRS. VIRGIE M. HUFFMAN
            Mrs. Virgie M. Huffman, wife of J. Walter Huffman, of the Leaksville section, passed away at her home on Tuesday night of this week, May 14, about 9 p.m. at the age of 72 years. Mrs. Huffman had been in failing health for several years and had been confined to her bed for sometime… She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Rothgeb, also of Page County.
            Besides her husband, Mrs. Huffman is survived by the following children, Mrs. Noah Painter, of Leaksville and Mrs. James Bumgardner, of Hagerstown, Md. The surviving sisters and brothers are: Mrs. Joseph Huffman, Mrs. W.H. Keyser, Mrs. Lena Rothgeb and Miss Della Rothgeb, all of the Leaksville section and George W. Rothgeb, of Luray and W.J. Rothgeb, of the Leaksville section.
            She was a member of the Christian Church, at Leaksville from which edifice her funeral was conducted yesterday, Thursday, at 2:30 with the Reverends Billy Andes of Durham, N.C., assisted by R.E. Newton, in charge of the services.
            Interment took place in the church cemetery.                                                            
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Jul 1941
Death of CHARLES LAUCK HUGHES
            Charles Lacuk Hughes, 60 years, 7 months and one day of age, died at his home near Redman’s store in the Blainesville neighborhood, last Friday, following an illness that has extended over a period of several years. About a year ago he was a patient in the Harrisonburg hospital where he received temporary relief from a malignant disease. For the last several months his health has been failing rapidly.
            There was hardly a more useful man in Page county than Lauck Hughes. He was a carpenter, tinner, a bricklayer, a stonemason and has done considerable plastering work. His various callings always kept his services in demand. He was honest, hardworking and dependable.
            He is survived by three children, Edward and Miss Margaret Hughes, who live at home, and Thomas Hughes, who lives in Washington, D.C. His surviving sisters and brothers are:  Mrs. Sallie Campbell, of Luray; Mrs. Maude Getz, of Hagerstown, Md.; Hunter Hughes, of Shenandoah, and George Hughes, of Luray, who works on the H.E. Wakeman farm.
            The deceased was the son of the later Herman Hughes, years ago a well known worker for many farmers on the Hawksbill and other parts of the county. His burial took place on Saturday near his home. The funeral services which were in charge of Rev. H.C. Eller who was assisted by Rev. H.E. Wakeman and Rev. I.I. Jenkins, were held from the Blainesville Baptist Church.                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1943
Death of HUNTER HUGHES
           Hunter Hughes, age 54 years, died at his home in the northern suburbs of Shenandoah on Monday evening, October 25, 1943, after an illness of two years.
            Mr. Hughes suffered a paralytic stroke two years ago and had been an invalid since. He was a valued employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway... He was the son of the late Herman and Lucy Hughes, of Luray, and was born near that town in 1889.
            He was a member of the Shenandoah United Brethren Church.
            Mr. Hughes is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Miss Cora Eppard, of Shenandoah, and the following children: William Hughes, of Washington, D.C., John Hughes, at home, Miss Virginia Hughes, at home, and Private Vernon Hughes, of Camp Pickett, Va., and one sister, Mrs. Sallie Campbell, of Luray. Two brothers, Lauck Hughes and Frank Hughes, and one sister, Mrs. Edmonia Aleshire, of Luray, are deceased.
          The funeral will be conducted from his late home this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:30, by his pastor, the Rev. P.W. Fisher. Interment will be in the U.B. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, 26 Apr 1945
PFC. JOHN H. HUGHES Killed in Germany
            Pfc. John Herman Hughes, age 26 years, son of Mrs. Cora Eppard Hughes and the late Hunter H. Hughes, was killed in action in Germany on March 29, 1945, according to a telegram recently received by his mother from the War Department.
            Pfc. Hughes was born on May 1, 1919, and had spent his life in Shenandoah. He was a graduate of the Shenandoah High School and at the time of his entry into the service he was employed as a brakeman for the N. & W. Railroad.
            He entered the service in July, 1944, received his training at Fort McClellan, Ala., spent his furlough at his home in Shenandoah in December, and sailed in January, 1945.
            His father preceded him in death in October, 1943, after having been an invalid for almost three years.
            He was a member of the First Christian Church and is survived by his mother and two brothers, Pvt. Vernon Hughes, in Germany, who has been slightly wounded, and William Hughes, of Washington, D.C., and one sister, Miss Virginia Hughes at home...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Dec 1942
Death of “WASH” HURT
            George Washington Hurt, an aged citizen of the county, according to the best available information from Lester Biedler, on whose farm he has been living for a number of years, that he was in the neighborhood of 75 years of age, died on Wednesday morning. He had been in ill health for a number of years, though a few days ago was believed to show sings of improvement.
            There is a question as to where he was born, though there is a consensus of opinion that it was on Tanner’s Ridge in this county. Some, however, say he was born near the headwaters of the Rapidan River in Madison county and that he has been living in Page for something like forty years.
            He had been married twice, his first wife being Miss “Sis” Breeden, daughter of the late “Sid” Breeden. She has been dead probably eighteen or twenty years. His last wife was Miss Polly Hurt, a daughter of Charles Hurt, of Madison county. She survives her husband. There were no children by either marriage.
            Mr. Hurt worked for farmers on the Hawksbill and on Mill Creek. Before engaging in this kind of work he was a stonemason, a calling in which he was an expert.
            Short funeral services will be held at the grave in the Modesitt burial ground today (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m. The services will probably be in charge of the Rev. Gird Cave, of the Comertown section of the county. The Modesitt graveyard is on the headwaters of Mill Creek, a short distance west of the home of Bernard Spitler.
            “Wash” Hurt, in former times, was custodian of hundreds of cattle that in summer were kept in the Blue Ridge on grazing area. He looked after the welfare of the cattle with a fidelity that was refreshing and commendable. He was a “physician” for sick and snake-bitten cattle. He knew the difference of the gingle of many cow bells, known who was the owned of the animals carrying this signal. In falls of the year when he was guarding cattle he also gathered vast amounts of chestnuts and as winter came on and the cattle were brought from the mountains Mr. Hurt would sell his chestnuts at many Page county stores and also in Luray. The memory of “Wash” Hurt will long abide with the descendents of the Longs, the Biedlers, the Koontzes, the Spitlers, the Brubakers and the Brumbacks, who in former times had vast grazing tracts of land along the crest and sides of the Blue Ridge in Page, Madison and Greene counties. The honorable, hard-working man will be missed by many.                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Feb 1942
Death of EDWARD L. HUTCHINSON
            Residents of Marksville and surrounding neighborhoods received with much sorrow news of the death of Edward L. Hutchinson, aged citizen of that section, on Wednesday morning of this week about 6:30 at his home...
            Although having been a farmer all of his life, Mr. Hutchinson was considered an authority on many subjects...
            The deceased was born on August 3, 1866 and had reached the age of 75 years, 6 months and 22 days at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Phillip and Clarinda Ann Grayson Hutchinson, of this county. His wife, who preceded him in death in 1927, was the former Mary Ella Henderson, of this county.
            The following daughters survive: Mrs. Mabel Rodgers, of Bardane, W.Va., Mrs. Alice Sharitz, of Wytheville, Va., and Mrs. Louise Grim, of Stanley. There are also five surviving grand children.
            He was the last member of his family, his deceased brothers and sisters being Allen Hutchinson, of Stanley, Will Hutchinson, of Portsmouth, and Mrs. John L. Koontz, of Stanley.
            Last rites will take place today (Friday) at 2:00 p.m. from Graves Chapel with Rev. W.J. Whitesell, of Stanley, in charge of the services. Interment will take place in the Graves Chapel cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 May 1941
Death of IRA ALLEN HUTCHINSON
            Ira Allen Hutchinson, 73, of Stanley, Va., passed this life yesterday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of his son, Frederick Hutchinson, Mr. Hutchinson had been ill for the last ten months and had been given every medical attention at several hospitals. He spent the last ten weeks of his life at the home of his son, Frederick Hutchinson and prior to that he had lived a year or more with his nephew, Harry Hutchinson, both of Stanley.
            Mr. Hutchinson was born in the Marksville district the son of Philip and Clara Grayson Hutchinson. He became a carpenter and painter and was in demand because of his splendid work. He married Miss Annie Lee Bailey, of Pine Grove, and they resided there for a number of years. To this union one son was born, Frederick Lee Hutchinson, who has employment in Washington, D.C., but whose family lives in Stanley.
            He is survived by his wife and son and three grandchildren, Herbert Allen, 14 years, Philip, 7 years and Frances Calvin 7 months, and one brother, Edward Hutchinson, of Stanley. There was one sister, deceased, Mrs. Dora Koontz, of Stanley, and two brothers, John Hutchinson, of Stanley, and Dr. Wilbur Hutchinson, of Norfolk.
            Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Graves Chapel, conducted by Rev. J.B. Jenkins. All arrangements were made by Tucker’s Funeral home.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 May 1945
Death of an Infant  (ALICE MAY JENKINS)
            Rev. F.E. Dufford conducted services Tuesday afternoon at Morning Star church for Alice May Jenkins, 14 day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis Jenkins, of the Jewell Hollow section. The baby was born on May 7th.