David Knighting Resources

PAGE NEWS AND COURIER OBITUARIES 1940-1949 Part 4

Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jul 1942
Native of Page Dies In Nebraska       (DAVID P. PRICE, JR. )
            David P. Price, 53 years of age, a son of David P. Price, Sr., a native of Page county, died recently at his home in Harlan county, Neb., where he has been a farmer for a number of years. He is reported to have been in rather feeble health for the last two or three years and death was due to tuberculosis. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Ellen O’Hare of Nebraska, and four children- two sons, Henry and Isaac Price. To daughters of the deceased are Miss Mary Lincoln, of Loup county, Neb., and Mrs. Mary Susan Stripe, of North Dakota.
            It is said that the family first planned locating in Iowa and traveled a part of the distance after leaving this county in one of the old time tented wagons, drawn by four horses. The wagon and horses were sold somewhere on the west-bound trip, an informant saying the sale took place in Morgan county, Ohio. From that section they went by rail to Iowa where they heard so much about the “great state of Nebraska” and its chances for a farmer to “make his millions” from farming that the family moved to the latter State.
            At the time of his death David P. Price, Sr., was one of the largest land owners in Nebraska and was one of the State’s leaders in the Republican party. It is reported that when the family left Page they emigrated from the Shenandoah district. It is also reported that David Price was a relative of the late Captain Joe Price, a former sheriff of Page county.
            The burial of David P. Price, Jr., took place in Harlan county, Neb.                         
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Jul 1941
Death of MRS. FANNIE BELLE PRICE
            The Salem neighborhood and surrounding communities were greatly saddened on Monday of this week to learn of the death of one of their beloved residents, Mrs. Fannie Belle Price, who died at her home near the White House Bridge about 7:00 a.m. Mrs. Price had risen and was going about her morning duties as usual when she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and expired shortly thereafter.
            Mrs. Price was the daughter of the late John and Celia Dinges and was 72 years, 10 months and 28 days old. She had lived in the county her entire life and was married to Charles L. Price, who survives her. Mr. Price is recognized as one of the outstanding farmers in the county.
            In her earlier years the deceased was often found carrying on her church work with the New School Baptists to which she gave her time generously…
            There are no children. One brother, James Dinges, and a twin sister, Mrs. Henrietta Rafety, both of Pleasant Hill, Mo., survive. The following are the names of her deceased brothers and sisters, Robert Dinges and Charles E. Dinges, both of Leaksville, Mrs. Phillip Long, of Luray, Mrs. Wellington Strickler, of Fauquier County, Mrs. John Henkel, of Leaksville, and Mrs. Charles Finter, of Missouri.
            The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Wednesday) from the Leaksville Church with burial in the Leaksville cemetery. Rev. C.A. Hall, of Madison, Va., will be in charge of the rites.                                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Jul 1948
Mrs. Price Dies At Age 72 (MRS. FLORA BELL)
            Mrs. Flora Bell Price, widow of James Wm. Price, of Luray, died at her home Sunday morning at four o’clock following an illness of three years.
            The deceased was born November 4, 1875 in Page county, the daughter of the late Moses and Betty Jane Purdham Jenkins, and spent her entire life in the county.
            Surviving are the following children, Ethel Bell Price, Edward Leo Price and Floyd Price, of Luray, William M. Price, of Hagerstown, and Mrs. Ollie Jane Roccisano, of Baltimore, Md. A half brother and sister, L.B. Berry, of Luray, and Mrs. Ed Weakley, of Stanley, also survive.
            Funeral services were held Tuesday from the home at 3 p.m. with Elder A.W. Campbell officiating and interment was in Evergreen cemetery.                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Mar 1945
Death of JAMES WM PRICE
            James William Price, 82, passed away at his home in East Luray on Sunday at 3:45 p.m. after an illness of several weeks.
            He was a son of the late Morgan M. Price and Martha Ellen Taylor Price, both of Page County, and was born near Ida on June 22, 1860. For many years he lived on the J.B. Seibert farm where he was an earnest and willing worker.
            He leaves his wife, the former Miss Flora Belle Jenkins, and the following children: Miss Ethel Price and Leo Price, of Luray, Make Price, of Hagerstown, Md., Pvt. Floyd Price, overseas in France and Mrs. Filbert (Ollie) Roccisano, of Baltimore; nine grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Charles Jenkins, of Stanley. One daughter, Myrtle Mae Price, and the following brothers and sisters are deceased: Mrs. Flora Jenkins, Miss Blanche Price, John D. Price and Joe Price.
            Last rites were conducted yesterday at 3:30 p.m. by A.W. Campbell from Bradley’s Funeral Home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.                                         
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jan 1940
MRS. MARY ELIZABETH PRICE Dies
            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Price, wife of Irvin Price, of the Massanutton section, this county, died at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Price, at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, after a lingering illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude and patience.
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            She was born September 18, 1887 and was the daughter of Mrs. Maggie Higgs Dinges and the late Charles E. Dinges, of near Leaksville. Mrs. Price united with the Leaksville Christian Church in early girlhood.
            Left to mourn her loss are her aged mother, her husband, two sons Harry and Virgil, her daughter-in-law besides the following brothers and sisters: C.H. Dinges, of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Sadie Hilliards, of Charles Town, W.Va., Mrs. Jacob Painter, of Stanley, Philip, Lester and Hubert Dinges, all of Leaksville.
            The funeral services were held from the Leaksville Christian Church Thursday, January 25, at 2:30 p.m. with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Newton, her pastor, was in charge of the services assisted by Elder J.B. Jenkins.
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 May 1940
Death of HALL PRICE (SHOULD BE PAUL)
          Hall Price, aged 19 years, son of the late Benjamin and Lucy Knight Price, of near Stanley, passed away at his home on Wednesday of this week after a lingering illness.
          Besides his mother, he is survived by a number of brothers and sisters.
          The funeral will be held from the Adventist Church today, Friday, at 11 o'clock with Elder J.B. Jenkins in charge of the services. Interment will take place in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 28 May 1940
PAUL FRANKLIN PRICE
            Paul Franklin Price, youngest son of Mrs. Lucy Price, died at his home near Stanley on Wednesday, May 22. His father, B.Z. Price, passed away several years ago. He is survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Flora Seekford, Mrs. Molly Wright, Mrs. Daisy Price, Mrs. Polly Short, Miss Olly Price, at home, a brother, Edgar Price, and Miss Agnes Price who is in the R.M. Hospital, Harrisonburg.
            He was laid to rest by the side of his father on Friday, May 24, at the Adventist cemetery with Elder J.B. Jenkins in charge of the services.
            Paul was born May 18, 1921 and had reached the age of 19 years and 4 days. He was a good boy and will be greatly missed in his home and community…                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Jul 1943
Death of MRS. SUSIE ALESHIRE PRICE
            Mrs. Susie D. Aleshire Price, 72 years, 3 months and 21 days, passed this life at her home west of Stanley, on Sunday morning about seven o'clock. Mrs. Price, whose death was due to complications, has been in failing health for some time. Funeral services were held Monday at 4:00 p.m., at the Adventist Church with Eld. J.B. Jenkins officiating. Interment was in the Adventist Cemetery.
            The deceased was the daughter of the late George and Sallie Painter Aleshire, of Stanley. She was born and spent her life in the section of the county west of Stanley.
            On May 7th, 1891, she married H.C. Price, of Stanley, and of that union the following children survive: Mrs. Luther (Elsie) Bradley, Mrs. Simon (Dossie) Alger, and Mrs. Earl (Florine) Painter, all of Stanley, Va. Five children are deceased. One brother, M.D. Aleshire also survives.
            ... She was a member of the Old School Baptist Church...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Mar 1945
THOS J. PRICE, Prominent Farmer, Dies Suddenly
            Citizens of Page County were deeply shocked and saddened on Wednesday morning of this week to learn of the sudden passing of Thomas J. Price, 83, prominent farmer and life long resident of the Stony Man section. He expired from a heart attack in the morning shortly after his breakfast…
            Mr. Price had been in his usual health and had breakfast Wednesday morning with his son-in-law and daughter, Rev. and Mrs. DL. Miller, who have been living with him for over a year. After his breakfast he returned to his room where his demise occurred. Although his health had been failing for the past few years, his unexpected death was a great shock to all who knew him.
            One of Page County’s most prominent farmers for many years, he was a familiar figure in Luray where until recent years he visited almost daily with his farm products, including his famous water cress. One of the original cress growers in the county, he shipped much of the delicacy to metropolitan centers and was a leader in the development of the industry in this section.
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            Thomas Jefferson Price was born on January 29, 1862, having reached the age of 83 years and 29 days at the time of his death. He was a son of the late Elijah Price and Susan Printz Price, of Page County. In 1886 he married Miss Carrie Hoak, daughter of the late Isaac and Catherine Printz Hoak, who preceded him in death on August 11, 1943. The couple had been married fifty-seven years at the time of her death.
            He was a devout member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.
            Mr. Price is survived by four children: Mrs. Eunice Harpine, of Washington, D.C. Mrs. D.L. (Edith) Miller, Mrs. Ralph H. (Helen) Comer and E. Luther Price, all of Luray; and six grandchildren, Mrs. William H. Peacock, Chapel Hill, N.C., Paul Miller, Anderson, S.C., Mrs. Silas Rhoads, Biloxi, Miss., Carol D. Miller, Calcutta, India, Miss Gladys Harpine, Washington, D.C., and Jack Comer, of Luray, and one great grandchild, David Victor Miller. The deceased was the last member of his family, his brothers and sisters all having preceded him in death several years ago.
            Rev. A.L. Boliek will conduct the funeral which will be held from Mt. Zion Brethren Church on Friday afternoon at three o’clock. Rev. Fred E. Dufford will assist Rev. Boliek. Interment will be in the church cemetery.                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Aug 1943
Death of MRS. T.J. PRICE
            Mrs. Carrie Hoak Price, 82, wife of Thomas J. Price, died last Wednesday night in the Page Memorial Hospital, Luray, following a stroke of paralysis at her home near Antioch Church a few months ago...
            Mrs. Price was the last of her family, her father being the late Isaac Hoak her mother before marriage, Miss Catherine Printz. She was born in one of the old Hoak homesteds that years ago stood near the present home of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hoak on the Luray-Ida road. She came from a family that had ancestors here in the early history of the Shenandoah Valley.
            In 1886 the couple was married traveling from their home in the Hoak neighborhood in a buggy of ancient model to the home of the late Rev. John N. Stirewalt, only a few hundred yards from where she and Mr. Price have been living for many years... She saw innovations in her lifetime that will hardly have a counterpart in a period similar to the years in which she lived...
            In addition to her aged husband, who is one of the most widely known farmers of this county and who was the original owner of the Hoak Mountain Copper Mine near Ida, Mrs. Price is survived by the following children: Mrs. Eunice Harpine, of Washington; Mrs. Edith Miller, of South Carolina; Mrs. Helen Comer, of this county; and Luther Price, living on the former Pendleton Hershberger farm. She also leaves five grandchildren.
            Mrs. Miller, the South Carolina daughter, with her husband, the Rev. D.L. Miller, a former pastor of a number of Lutheran churches of Page, will make their future home at the Price farm.
            Funeral services for Mrs. Price were held from her late home last Friday afternoon and were in charge of Rev. B.D. Castor, Rev. A.L. Boliek, of the Lutheran church, and the Rev. H.C. Eller, of the Church of the Brethren, the latter being the nearest neighbor of the deceased...
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            The interment took place in Mt. Zion Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Jun 1940
MRS. AMOS PRINTZ Dies
            Mrs. Amos Blanche Printz, aged about sixty years, wife of Amos Printz, passed away at her home north of Luray on Friday night of last week... She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zirkle, of this county.
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            Besides her husband who survives, the following children are also left to mourn her loss: Mrs. Edmon (Mary) Good, of Stanley; Mrs. Philip Brown, Luray; Ray, Harry, Joe and Ralph printz, all of Luray and vicinity. The following brothers also survive: Dilman and John Zirkle, of Luray, and Joshua Zirkle, of York, Pa. A sister, Mrs. Joe Foster, of Harrisonburg is deceased. Mrs. Ernest Montgomery, of near Springfield, a half sister, also survives.
            The funeral was held on Sunday from the St. Mark's Lutheran Church, of which she was a member, by her pastor the Rev. J. Glenn Boliek. Interment took place in the family lot in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 Feb 1940
Death of D.J. PRINTZ
            Daniel Jerome Printz died at the home of his son-in-law, Othor Printz in Shenandoah City on Thursday, February 8 at 1:00 p.m.
            His illness began about ten days ago with an attack of flu aggravated by complications.
            Mr. Printz was the son of the late Aaron and Susan Printz, and was born near Stony Man village, July 21, 1853, being 86 years, 6 months and 17 days old at the time of his death.
            He was the last survivor of a family of seven children, his deceased brothers and sisters being: Casper D. Printz, Mrs. D.H. Henkel, Mrs. Mollie Huffman, Mrs. Abram P. Printz, Mrs. Arbelia Morrison, and Mrs. Mattie Disbro. His wife who was the daughter of the late Peter Sours has been dead many years.
            Moving to Shenandoah 28 years ago he resided for a short time with his sister Mrs. Huffman then moved to the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Othor Printz, where since the death of his daughter seven years ago he has been tenderly cared for by his son-in-law.
            He is survived by two daughters, Miss Lottie Printz, of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. John R. Moore, of Flint Hill, nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
            He had been a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church for many years. His funeral was held from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock with services in charge of the pastor, Rev. Wertz. Interment took place in the cemetery nearby.                                                                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Sep 1942
Death of MRS. LELIA BELL PRINTZ in Staunton
            Mrs. Lelia Bell Printz, for nineteen years the courteous and efficient manager of the Whitmore hotel in Staunton, died Sunday night at the home of her son, John R. Printz, of that city.
            Mrs. Printz, widow of the John Wesley Printz, formerly of Luray, who died in March 1923, was stricken with paralysis fivve weeks ago and was in the Kings Daughters Hospital about three weeks.
            Born in Augusta county, a daughter of George and Eliza Smith Hensley, Mrs. Printz had resided in Staunton many years. Surviving her are a son, a granddaughter, Mary Agnes, two step-grandson, Auford Flint, U.S. Army, Harold Flint, U.S. Navy, a sister, Mrs. George W. Cox, Covington, two brothers, W.L. Hensley and O.G. Hensley, both of Florida.
            The deceased was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Staunton where the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon with her pastor, Rev. R.L. St. Clair, officiating. Burial was in Thornrose Cemetery.
            The late Mr. Printz was a brother of Mrs. W.S. Nunn, of Luray and Thomas Printz, of Rappahannock County. Three sisters are deceased.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 May 1943
Death of SALLY GERTRUDE FOLTZ PRINTZ
            The death of Mrs. Sally Gertrude Foltz Printz at her home, north of Stanley, on Tuesday was received with deep regret by her many friends. Mrs. Printz had been in failing health for sometime... She was 68 years, 11 months and 22 days old at the time of her death.
            The deceased was born north of Stanley and spent her life in this neighborhood. She was the daughter of the late D.W. and Sarah Purdham Goodridge, of Stanley. At one time Mrs. Printz was a member of the Adventist Church...
            She was twice married. Her first husband being the late Charles William Foltz, of Stanley. To this union six children were born: Carl Wm. Foltz, of Charles Town, W.Va.; Floyd Levi Foltz, of Seward, Pa.; Charles Frank Foltz, of Johnstown, Pa.; Ralph Melvin Foltz, of Stanley, and Mrs. Ray (Dorothy) Sours, of Stanley, are surviving. Miss Elva Mae Foltz, of Stanley, is deceased. Her second husband was David Printz, of Stanley. There were no children born to this marriage. No funeral arrangements had been made at the time of going to press.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 May 1943
Last Rites Held For MRS. SALLY GERTRUDE PRINTZ
            Last rites were held on Friday, May 7th, at 2:30 p.m. from the Adventist Church at Stanley with the Rev. Griffen of New Market, officiating, for Mrs. Sally Gertrude Foltz Printz, who passed away at her home north of Stanley on Tuesday, May 4th.
            Besides her immediate family Mrs. Printz leaves the following brother and sisters: William H. Goodrich, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Ida Painter and Mrs. J.M. Bradley, of Stanley, Va., and Mrs. B.R. Jenkins, of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Carrie Conway and Mrs. Harry Butler are deceased...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Apr 1943
Death of MRS. FANNIE PROPES
            Mrs. Elizabeth Fannie Propes, widow of the late John Henry Propes, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. H.S. Moubry, on Sunday morning, April 18, at 11:30 o'clock, at the age of 84 years.
            Mrs. Propes was the daughter of the late Jefferson Propes and Jane Cooke Propes. Her father was well knonw in the vicinity of Shenandoah for his keen interest in civic affairs, having built the first public school at the north end of town, which was known as Propes' school. He also built the home now owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Brown on the river, north of town.
            ... a member of the Christian Church since her youth... taught the Ladies Bible Class for years and acted as president of the Ladies Aid Society for many years. For 15 years she taught a private school and many of Shenandoah's residents received a part of their education from her...
            She was a native of Rockingham County, having been born near East Point on Nov. 9, 1858 and was married to J.H. Propes sixty seven years ago. He preceded her in death twenty-five years ago. There were no children and she made her home with her niece, Mrs. Moubry, after Mr. Propes' death.
            She is survived by one sister, Mrs. (Cora) William Sindlinger, of Gordonsville, Va. The following sisters and brothers are deceased: Mrs. (Arphenia) Jack Brown, Mrs. (Ida) Lorenza Brown of Shenandoah, Mrs. (Flora) Ernest Kite, of Baltimore, Md., Henry Propes, of Norfolk, Va., and Martin Propes, who was killed while a young man at Basic (now Waynesboro) while he was serving as fireman on the N. & W. in a wreck which also took the life of William Dorrough, also of Shenandoah.
            Her funeral was conducted from the Christian Church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock where the body was laid in state from 10 o'clock that morning, by her pastor, the Rev. A.B. Crocker. Interment was in the U.B. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Dec 1941
Death of MRS. LAURA PROPES
            Mrs. Laura Barton Propes age about 80 years, died at her home in Norfolk on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 14, after several years illness, resulting from a paralytic stroke.
            Mrs. Propes was well known in Shenandoah, where she had spent her young life, being the daughter of the late James and Betty Brown Barton, of Grove Hill.
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            She has spent the last years of her life in Norfolk, where her three children are living. She has been a consistent member of the U.B. Church since her youth.
            She is survived by two sons Julian and Kyle and one daughter, Mrs. "Swin" Martin, all of Norfolk and the following brothers and sisters, Ed Barton, Mrs. J.R. Grove, Mrs. U.G. Rothgeb, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Dora Kibler, of Baltimore. One brother, J.A. Barton is deceased.
            She was married to Henry Propes, son of Jefferson Propes, of near Shenandoah, who preceded her in death several years ago.
            A funeral service was conducted for her in Norfolk on Monday and a brief service at the grave in the U.B. Cemetery at Shenandoah on Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. A.B. Crocker.
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Jul 1941
Death of MRS. MARY ALICE PULLEN
            Mrs. Mary Alice Pullen, highly respected and beloved citizen of Sperryville, passed thisa life on Tuesday evening, July 8th at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Clark. During the past 20 or more years Mrs. Pullen had suffered a great deal with various ailments which had greatly weakened her strength. Her condition, however, was not considered serious until the very day of her death when she was stricken with paralysis...
            The daughter of the late Keller and Eliza Atkins, of Sperryville, she was born on May 11, 1872, near Sperryville in Rappahannock County, where she spent her entire life, having early become a member of the New School Baptist Church...
            The deceased was married to Samuel Pullen, who was a well known farmer of Rappahannock County. He preceded her in death on October 1st, 1933.
            Last rites were held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. from the Sperryville Baptist Church. Rev. Chelf, of Flint Hill, officiated at the service. Interment was in the Sperryville cemetery.
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            Mrs. Pullen leaves to mourn their loss the following children: Clarence and Ennis Pullen, of Luray; Benny and Ashby Pullen, of Washington, Va.; Dudley Pullen, of Woodville, Va.; Mrs. Royce (Lillian) Clark, Mrs. Eddie (Mamie) Clark, with whom she made her home, of Sperryville, and Mrs. Floyd (Josie) Menefee, of Washington, Va.
            Mrs. Arthur (Ida) Atkins, of Limeton, Va.; Hubert and Lloyd Atkins, of Sperryville; Ashby Atkins, of Washington, Va., and J.W. Atkins, of Luray, sister and brothers of the deceased, also survive. She has two brothers and one sister deceased.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Mar 1948
MRS. PURDHAM Passes Away
            Mrs. Eliza Jane Campbell Purdham, 83, died Friday morning at her home in the Grove Hill section following a lingering illness.
            The last surviving member of a family of eleven, Mrs. Purdham was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell. She was born at Catherine Furnace near here on August 28, 1864. She spent most of her life in the Grove Hill Newport section and had been a member of the Newport Brethren Church since her early childhood being active in church affairs until ill health prevented.
            She was united in marriage in 1888 to John W. Purdham, who preceded her in death on September 1, 1930. Surviving are four sons, Oscar B. Purdham at home; Wesley H. Purdham and Carvey E. Purdham, of Grove Hill, and James S. Purdham of Shenandoah. She also leaves six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Newport Brethren Church, with the Rev. John Henderson in charge. Burial took place in St. Paul’s Church Cemetery near Grove Hill.                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 May 1941
SAM PURDHAM Dies
            Sam Purdham, beloved old resident of the Stanley neighborhood, died yesterday at 1:15 p.m., May 19th, at his home in Stanley, following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Purdham had been in poor health for the past several months but his condition was not considered serious until about three weeks ago...
            The deceased is the son of the late James and Kassie Purdham, of this county...
            He was united in marriage to Miss Amanda Burns, of Page County, who died 22 years ago. He is survived by the following children: David Purdham, of Hagerstown; Mrs. G.H. (Mary) Foltz, of Stanley, Hubert F. Purdham, of Luray; Mrs. Ernest (Daisy) Aleshire, of Luray. Four children, Bernard, Lillie, Samuel and Lester, all died in infancy. There were two sisters, Mrs. B.W. Goodrich, of Stanley, and Mrs. Mary J. Knight, of Baltimore, and one brother, Isaac Aleshire, who preceded Mr. Purdham in death.
            Last rites will be held today May 20, at the home at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. F.T. Fulcher officiating. Interment will be in the Purdham graveyard near the home...
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Mar 1940
MRS. VIRGINIA SUSAN PURDHAM
            Mrs. Virginia Susan Purdham, born November 25, 1861, passed away at her home near Stanley on Wednesday morning, March 13. The immediate cause of her death is attributed to a heart attack.
            Mrs. Purdham, the wife of the late John Freeman Purdham, was the daughter of Isaac and Polly Decker Duncan, of this county. Her parents have been dead many years.
            Two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Aleshire, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Sudie Berry, of Stanley, and the following sons survive: Ray, Wiley and Ernest Purdham, all of this county and Arthur Purdham, of Richmond. One son, John Purdham, has been dead many years. Twenty three grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
            The funeral will be held at Graves Chapel today, Friday, at 2 p.m. with Elder J.B. Jenkins in charge of the services...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Dec 1945
ELDER J.A. RACER Dies At Age of 93
            Elder John Abram Racer, 93, Luray’s oldest citizen, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.E. Yates, on Cave Street, in East Luray, at 12:30 Saturday morning, December 15th, after several months of ill health.
            He was the son of the late Elder John A. Racer and Frances Heiston Racer, and was born in Rappahannock County, near Washington, Va., on July 19, 1852. His parents moved to Page County in his infancy and his childhood was spent here. In early manhood he moved to Ohio where he married Miss Emma Musselman, of Licking County, Ohio. Later, he moved to Missouri, finally coming back to Page County. To this union were born two sons, Walter and Seymour Racer, of York, Pa.; both deceased. He then married Mrs. Sara Rowe Colvin, of near Luray, and to them were born two daughters, Mrs. Williacm (Grace) Jenkins, of York, Pa., and Mrs. W.E. (Sallie) Yates, of Luray, who survive. Later he married Miss Sallie Butler, who preceded him in death about seventeen years ago.
            Elder Racer was one of the oldest and most highly respected ministers of the Dunkard Brethren Church, having served several churches in Page and Rappahannock Counties. His period of service dates back to the “horseback era” and he delighted in his work. In connection with his work as a minister, her served 30 years as a practical nurse, and his services were continually in demand.
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            He had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Yates, since 1929 and was in his usual health until last September when he sustained a bad fall, and his health has declined steadily since. In his last days he was tenderly nursed by his two daughters and Mrs. Mary E. Mauck.
            He was the oldest member of a family of seven children, and is survived by one sister, Mrs. William (Mary) Kibler, 94, of Luray, and one brother, William Racer, 83, of York Springs, Pa., fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His deceased brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Perry (Martha) Finter, of Luray, Mrs. Samuel (Susan) Early, of Broadway, Mrs. Noah (Sallie) Cline, of Broadway. One step daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Mamie) Griffith, is also deceased.
            The funeral was conducted from Beahm’s Chapel on Monday, December 17th, at 2 p.m. The services were conducted by Elder L.B. Flohr, of Vienna, Va., assisted by Elder Ord Strayer, also of Vienna, and Elder Thomas Bowman, of Port Republic. Interment was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery…                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Apr 1945
Death of GEORGE M. RAMEY
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Methodist Church for George Muffet Ramey, 72, who died at his home in east Luray at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29th.
            Mr. Ramey had been in ill health for sometime.
            He was a son of the late William Ramey and Mary Ann Alger and was born December 24, 1872 near Alma. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Lee Huffman, of Warren County, and the following children: Mrs. Eva Ramey, of Riverton, Mrs. Lizzie Foster, of Luray, Mrs. Virgie Andrews, of Frederick, Md., Lester Ramey, of Stephens City, Mrs. George White and Harry Ramey, of Luray. He also leaves eighteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
            Rev. E.N. Hassell officiated at the last rites. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Feb 1942
Death of JOHN V. RAMEY
            John Van Buren Ramey, who would have reached his 72nd year on July 4th this year, died at his home- the former Abe Shenk place on the Furnace Road, a mile north of Luray- last Friday morning following a short illness...
            He was a son of the late William B. and Mary Alger Ramey. He was born, it is believed, on the Buracker or Snapp place near the Electric Dam, two miles west of Luray. Some of his friends, however, believe he was born in the Newport neighborhood of the county, a section of which his mother was a native.
            For many years he was an employee of the Deford Tannery in Luray, where his loyal services were appreciated. His services for this concern ended about the time of the closing down of the tannery. For many years he was also employed on a number of farms in Page.
            In addition to his widow- Mrs. Flora Taylor Ramey- he is survived by the following children:
            Mrs. Clement Painter, of Stanley; Walter and Joseph Ramey, of Luray; Claude Ramey, of Stanley; and Mrs. Edith Butler, of Luray. Two daughters- Mrs. Florence Price, of Luray, and Mrs. Dorothy Tritterpoe, of Washington, are deceased. The latter died November 15, 1941. Of his immediate family he is survived by one brother, "Doc" Ramey, of Luray, and one sister, Mrs. Annie Lucas, of Mount Jackson, Shenandoah county.
            He had been a member of the Methodist church for many years... He has been living in the vicinity of Luray for a number of years...
            The burial of Mr. Ramey took place on Sunday at 2:30 o'clock in Evergreen cemetery after funeral services in the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Courtney.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Nov 1942
Death of MRS. ANNIE ELIZABETH REDMAN
            Last rites were held yesterday at 2:00 p.m. from the Freewill Baptist Church at Blainesville for Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Redman, 78, who died at her home in Blainesville on Sunday night. Although Mrs. Redman had been in poor health for the past few years, she was only bedfast about a week and her death came as a great shock to her many friends.
            She was the daughter of the late John and Ellen Dougans. Her husband was Page Redman, a farmer at Blainesville. He passed away about three years ago. The deceased was a devoted member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Blainesville.
            Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Nina Campbell, of Wheeling, W.Va.; Martin Redman, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Walter Redman, of Braddock, Pa., and Frank Redman, of Washington, D.C. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Julia Sloan, of Blainesville, and a half sister and brother, Cherry Dougans, of Detroit, Mich., and Will Dougans, of Luray.                                                                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Jan 1940
Death of PAGE REDMAN
(Contributed)
            Page Redman, a respected colored citizen of Blainesville, died on Saturday, January 6, at his home in that place. He leaves to mourn his loss the following: his widow, Annie Redman, before marriage, Annie Dougans, daughter of John Dougans, of Luray. Also four children, Mrs. Nina Campbell, of Wheeling, W.Va., Martin Redman, Pittsburgh, Pa., Walter Redman, Braddock, Pa., and Frank Redman, of Washington, D.C., an number of nephews, nieces and grandchildren and a host of friends.
            ... a consistent Christian. He was always foudn at his hcurch when his health permitted him. he was born January 9, 1861 and had he lived three days longer would have been 79 year old... He held an office in his chirch for a number of years and was also a trustee in the church...
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Apr 1941
DEATHS
Death of MRS. ODA RENNER (II)
            Relatives here were shocked to receive word of the death of Mrs. Oda Renner, of Hagerstown, Md. Mrs. Renner died Wednesday morning at the age of about 50.
            She was the daughter of Samuel W. Seal and Flora Bowen Seal, the latter being deceased several years. She was born and reared in the Stony Man section and attended school here and in Hagerstown, where she later married Walter Renner, who survives her with one daughter, Martha. The deceased is also survived by the following half brothers and sisters: Walter Seal, Negra Seal, Mrs. Verley Waters, Mrs. Iva Duflinger, Mrs. Mattie Dingle. One sister, Vinda Seal, is deceased.
            The funeral will take place today (Friday) at 2:00 p.m. in Hagerstown.                   
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Apr 1941
Death of Mrs. ODA L. RENNER (II)
            Mrs. Oda L. Renner, wife of Walter R. Renner, 208 Winter Street, Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday morning, April 2nd, at 5:30 o’clock in the Washington County Hospital, aged 47 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Woodmen of the World, and besides her husband, is survived by one daughter, Martha, at home, and her father, Samuel Seal, of Luray, Va.
            Funeral services were held at the Kraiss mortuary chapel on Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Dr. W.B. Stehl officiating. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery.                            
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Jun 1940
Death of MRS. REBECCA SUSAN RHINEHART
            Mrs. Rebecca Susan Rhinehart, aged 76 years, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, at 11 p.m. at the home of her son, Albert Rhinehart, in the Battle Creek section, near Alma. She had been in failing health for sometime but her last illness was of two weeks duration.
            Mrs. Rhinehart’s husband, Frank Rhinehart, passed away about seventeen years ago.
            She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Cora Comer, Vernon J. Rhinehart, Lester Rhinehart, Mrs. Lena Turner, Miss Pearl Turner, Mrs. Mabel Turner, all of Page County. Wilmer Rhinehart, of Hagerstown, is deceased. Thirty one grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.
            The funeral will be held from the Newport Christian Church, of which she was a member, today, Friday, at 11 o’clock, with Elder J.B. Jenkins and Rev. John Henderson in charge of the services. Interment will take place in the cemetery nearby.              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Jan 1948***
Death of MRS. LYDIA RICE
            Mrs. Lydia Frances Rice, 78, a native of Page County, died on Thursday of last week at Fravel hospital, Woodstock, where she had been a patient for only one day. Death was due to complications incident to old age. She was a daughter of the late Elijah and Mary Pettit and was twice married, her first husband being John Webster, who died in 1923. Her second husband, Billy Rice, died 16 years ago. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sudie Purdham, of Hagerstown, Md., and a number of stepchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday from Fairview Church of the Brethren near New Market, in charge of the Rev. J.S. Roller. Mrs. Rice's first husband (Mr. Webster) has a number of relatives living in Luray.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Feb 1945
EMMETT RICHARDS Killed In Auto Accident
            Emmett C. Richards, 29, of Luray, was instantly killed Thursday evening of last week about seven o'clock when the Pontiac car, which he was driving, catapulted over the steep river embankment on the west side of the Shenandoah River at Alma. Roy Jones, his companion, was not seriously injured and has been discharged from the local hospital after treatment.
            ...
            The dead many who is well known around Luray... was an employee of the Viscose plant where he was considered a valued worker. He was returning to Luray from a trip to Shenandoah when the accident occured.
            Emmett Clark Richards was the son of Charles Wesley Richards and Anna Campbell Richards, of Luray. He was a member of the Brethren Church.
            In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Frances Elizabeth Breeden, three sons, Roscoe, Julian and Jimmy Dale, and the following brothers and sisters: Edgar, Leslie, Carl, William and Claude Richards, of Luray, Levi Richards, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Walter (Nellie) Gochenour, Mrs. Paul (Estelle) Parlett, Mrs. Howard (Aileen) Aleshire, of Luray, and Miss Pearl Richards, at home. One sister is deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Donald Royer and Rev. Joe Comer from the Mount Zion Church on Sunday afternoon...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 May 1943
Death of LITTLE WALTER RICHARD
            Walter Lee Richard, age 4 years, son of Mrs. Blanche Richard, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Grimsley, on Sunday, May 9, 1943, after an illness of one week with pneumonia.
            He is survived by his mother, two brothers and three sisters.
            His funeral was conducted at Ingham Church on Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the Ingham Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Jul 1946
Death of ALBERT TRENTON RICKARD
            Friends and relatives in the county were distressed to learn of the death of Albert Trenton Rickard, 81, at his home near the electric dam on Sunday, July 14th, at 4 a.m. Mr. Rickard’s death came as a shock in that he had been ill only a week.
            He was a son of the late Albert Rickard and Barbara Ann Foltz Rickard. Born on October 24, 1864, he spent his entire life in Page County. A farmer and trucker…
            The deceased was a faithful member of Mill Creek Old School Baptist Church.
            He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Virginia Kibler before marriage; one son, Otis Rickard, and a sister, Mrs. Russell Strickler, of Luray. A daughter, Miss Grace Rickard, died a few years ago.
            Last rites were conducted by Rev. A.F. Sudduth, of Shenandoah, at 2 p.m., Tuesday from the Mill Creek Church. Burial was in the Brubaker Cemetery at the White House.                                                                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Feb 1943
Death of MRS. ELLA B. RICKARD
            Mrs. Ella B. Rickard, 94, highly esteemed resident of Page County, passed away at the home of Miss Annie Rickard in Kimball on Monday night at 11:30. Although her health has been declining for a number of years, Mrs. Rickard was only ill about six weeks.
            She was the daughter of the late Capt. Henry Bradley and Sally Musselman Bradley. She was born on May 19th, 1848, near Luray. Early in life she became the wife of J. Asher Rickard, late well known county farmer and justice of the peace. They made their home in Hamburg. Mr. Rickard preceded his wife in death about twenty years ago, and after his passing she made he home with Miss Annie Rickard, of Kimball.
            ... They had no children.
            ... her church, the Main Street Baptist, in Luray...
            The deceased was the last member of a family of eleven children. Her deceased brothers and sisters are: John D. Bradley, Luray, Irving and Hiram Bradley, both of Ohio, Mrs. John Butler, of Richmond, Mrs. Betty Miller, of Luray, and five who died early in childhood.
            Obsequies took place yesterday afternoon at 4:30 from Beahm's Chaoel with her pastor, Dr. Ray Smith, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. F.T. Fulcher, of Rileyville. Interment was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery by the side of her late husband.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Sep 1945
Death of ABRAHAM JACKSON RINEHART
            Abraham J. Rinehart, 90, better known as Son Pence, died at his home in the Honeyville section on Thursday of last week following a fall down a flight of stairs.
            Mr. Rinehart, a highly respected citizen of this county, was born on December 2, 1854, and was the son of the late Harvey Rinehart and Katie Pence Rinehart. A lifelong resident of Page County, the deceased was a farmer…
            Surviving are his second wife who was before marriage Miss Nannie Belle Cubbage, a daughter, Mrs. George (Della) Housden, of Stanley, ten grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.
            Last rites were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from Leak’s Chapel of which he was a member with Rev. Ausby Cubbage and Eld. E.L. Cave in charge. Burial was in the Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Aug 1940
Death of HARVEY E. RITTER
            Harvey E. Ritter, age 60 years, died Wednesday at his home in Winchester. He had been ill for quite some time with tuberculosis and his death was due to this disease.
            He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Ritter and spent the best part of his life in Winchester. He was employed by the Handley High School and had previously worked for a Railroad Company.
            His funeral will be held Friday at 3:00 at Winchester with Elder J.B. Jenkins conducting.
            Mr. Ritter is survived by his wife, Maggie Seekford Ritter, one son, James, and one daughter, Mrs. Con (Alma) Andrerson.
            G.M. Seekford, of Luray, brother-in-law of the deceased, will accompany Elder Jenkins to Winchester to attend the funeral.                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Oct 1943
Last Rites Held For JOHN RODGERS
            Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock for John Rodgers, 42, of Washington, D.C., who passed away in that city on Thursday morning of last week in Garfield Hospital.
            The deceased was the husband of the former Miss Pearl Parks, daughter of Edward Parks, of Stony Man. He is survived by his wife and two step-children.
            Born in Spain on August 8, 1901, he was brought to the United States when he was ten years old. Following his high school training he worked for sometime as a carpenter and later was employed in a restaurant business in Washington.
            The funeral which was held at Mt. Zion Brethren Church, was in charge of Rev. Henry C. Eller, of Luray. The interment took place in the Mt. Zion Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jan 1944
Death of MISS ANNIE ROGERS
            The passing of Miss Annie Rogers, 62, on Thursday of last week has brought sorrow to her host of friends in the Stanley section. Miss Rogers died at the Blue Ridge Sanitorium, Charlottesville, on Thursday, January 6th, following several months of ill health.
            She was a daughter of the late Harvey Rogers and Lillie Rogers, west of Stanley, where she spent her entire life. She resided alone at the old homeplace.
            The only surviving member of her family is a brother, James Rogers, of North Carolina. A sister, Mrs. Emma Blosser, is deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Crowfoot from the Adventist Church near Stanley on Saturday afternoon at 1:00. Burial was in the Church Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 May 1942
Last Rites Held For MRS. LULA ROSE
            Last rites held at Graves Chapel on Friday, May 1st, for Mrs. Lula Kite Rose who passed away on Wednesday, April 29th, in Washington, D.C.
            Mrs. Rose was the former Lula Kite, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kite, of this county. She was born in 1868, and spent her early life here, later after marrying she lived in Washington. She is survived by her husband. Their only child passed away when he was about 12 years old.
            The deceased was one of eight children there being two surviving members in her family. They are: Lester Kite, formerly of Stanley, now in Washington, and Mrs. Frank Phillips, of Shenandoah.
            Mrs. Rose was widely related in Page County, and the news of her death was received with much regret throughout this section.                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Jan 1940
MRS. MARTHA E. ROSENBERGER
            On last Saturday evening, January 13, 1940, Mrs. Martha E. Rosenberger, widow of the late H.J. Rosenberger, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B.F. Gotwalls in Washington, D.C., following a number of years of declining health.
            Mrs. Rosenberger was a daughter and oldest child of the late Reuben and Jane Aleshire Zirkley and was born on the old Zirkle homestead on Smith Creek just south of Endless Caverns on Oct. 8m 1847. She was thus aged 92 years, 3 months, and 5 days.
            On Dec. 14, 1865 she became the wife of the late Harvey J. Rosenberger and removed to the old Rosenberger place 3 miles south of New Market, now owned by Mr. V.L. Biedler. To this union there were born seven children of which number there survive a son- E.J. Rosenberger, New Market, merchant, and three daughters- Mrs. B.K. House (Mary Ellen), Mrs. B.F. Gotwalls (Elizabeth), and Mrs. Julius Cooper (Ruth) all of Washington, D.C. A son, Elliott Rosenberger, died in 1908 in South Dakota; two daughters- Mrs. Lester House (Ada) and Mrs. A.R. Zirkle (Anna) preceded her in death. Following the death of her husband on March 8, 1920, Mrs. Rosenberger moved to New Market and about nine years ago she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. B.F. Gotwalls, who cared for her during the years of her declining health.
            Mrs. Rosenberger is also survived by her youngest sister, Mrs. J.E. Biedler of New Market. Preceding her in death were six brothers and sisters- Mrs. Otis Moore (Sallie); Clairborne J. Zirkle, of Fauquier County; B.B. Zirkle and Alden Zirkle of near Tenth Legion; Ashby Zirkle last heard from many years ago in Butte, Mont.; and Mrs. Mahlon Koontz, of Page County.
            Mrs. Rosenberger joined the Emmanuel Lutheran Church when a young woman...
            Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 11 o'clock from the home of her sister in New Market, with interment in Emmanuel Lutheran Church cemetery, the Rev. Lewis Koon officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. Adrian Pfeiffer of the Takoma Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C.- Valley, New Market.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1943
Death of EDWIN O'NEIL ROSSER
            Edwin O'Neil Rosser, 14 year old son of James B. and Daisy Stoneberger Rosser, died on Saturday, October 23rd, at 4:00 p.m., at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital. His death resulted from injuries sustained when he fell headlong from a clift near Yager's Spring on the preceding Sunday.
            Edwin was born on April 29th, 1929 in Luray. He was a student at Springfield School where he was in the seventh grade.
            Surviving are his parents, his grandmother, Mrs. J.H. Stoneberger, of Rileyville, and the following brothers and sisters: Julius G., James A., Gene F., William L., Thomas E., and Loretta Ann, all of Liray, Miss Mildred Rosser, of Baltimore and Robert Douglas Rosser, of Lynchburg. A half-brother and two half-sisters: Robert Rosser, with the forces overseas, Mrs. R.M. Wilson, of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Lillian Footer, of Cumberland, Md., also survive.
            ...
            Funeral services were held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Monday afternoon at three o'clock with the pastor, Rev. Fred Dufford, officiating...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Dec 1944
J.B. ROSSER Dies
            The announcement of the death of "Jim" Rosser in Luray on Monday evening...
            James Booton Rosser was the son of the late Silas (Sonny) and Kate Zirkle Rosser and was born at Luray March 15th, 1883. At the time of his death he was 61 years, 9 months and 3 days of age. When a young man he became interested in nursing and the county doctors have often commented that he was one of the best practical nurses they knew. It was in this capacity that he visited many homes and rendered much service during the severe flu epidemic of 1918. About eighteen years ago Mr. Rosser suffered a paralytic stroke which lifet him afflicted. This illness occurred while he was in Mt. Jackson, Va., nursing a Mr. Harrison. Due to this physical handicap Mr. Rosser gave up nursing and became engaged in the stree sales of newspapers...
            The deceased was twice married, his first wife having been Miss Lula Keyser, of the Ingham section of the county. By this marriage there were two children, Robert Rosser, who is now in the armed services overseas, and Mrs. Lillian Carter, of Cumberland, Md. His second wife was Miss Daisy Stoneberger, daughter of Joseph Stoneberger, of Rileyville, who survives with the following children, Julius, who is with the U.S. Navy; James, who is with the Army, both overseas, Bobby, in Lynchburg, and Mildred, Gene, Billy, Loretta and Tommy, at home, Edwin, another son died about a year ago from injuries received from falling over an embankment along side of the Hawksbill Creek, near Yager's Spring. He is also survived by one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Gussie McFall, of Front Royal, Va., and S. Frank Rosser, President of the Page County Fair Association and Ottie Rosser, at a Lutheran Home Institution in South Carolina. Two sisters, Mrs. Phillips (Georgie) Clem, of Culpeper, and Mrs. George (Fannie) Kingree, of Luray, are deceased and one brother, Clarence, died in infancy.
            Funeral services were held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church of which the deceased was a member, on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., with Rev. Fred Dufford, the pastor of St. Mark's in charge. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jan 1943
Death of MRS. MARY E. ROTHGEB
            The death of Mrs. Mary E. Rothgeb on Monday evening at 9:00 at her home has filled the Massanutten section with deep sorrow... The funeral services will be held today at the Leaksville Church at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. R.E. Newton officiating and interment will be in the Leaksville cemetery.
            The deceased has spent her life at Salem, Page county, Va., having been born there 67 years ago, the daughter of the late William P. and Jenett Strickler Price. About 41 years ago she married Clyde D. Rothgeb, who is employed with the Highway Department and is stationed at Brooks Gap, Va. She was a devout member of the Leaksville Christian Church...
            Besides her husband she is survived by the following children, Mrs. Virginia Griffith, Miss Sivilla Rothgeb and Clark D. Rothgeb, at home, Miss Anna Rothgeb, of Washington, D.C., and Leonard P. Rothgeb, of Leaksville. Also surviving are her sister and three brothers, Mrs. Annie Dovel, of Leaksville, and C.L., J.D. and G.I. Price, all of Salem, Va...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Apr 1945
Death of A.A. ROUDABUSH
            Avis Ashby Roudabush, 55 years of age, died at his late home on Third Street in Shenandoah, on Saturday evening, March 31, at 10 o'clock.
            Mr. Roudabush had been seriously ill for several months.
            He was the son of the late Major Ashby Roudabush and Virginia McAlister Roudabush and was born at Grove Hill where his father was operating the Grove Hill Mill. Mahor Roudabush was an outstanding miller in the county, having operated a large mill at Grove Hill and one at Stanley.
            Avis Roudabush served as manager of the Shenandoah Milling Company, one of the largest in the county, for twenty years. He then located in Norfolk, Va., and in North Carolina, finally returning to Shenandoah, and reopening the Shenandoah Mill. He was operating this at the time of his death.
            He was prominent in Masonry, being a member of the Shrine. He was a member of Fields Methodist Church.
            Mr. Roudabush is survived by his wife, the former Miss Elsie Comer, of near Shenandoah, and two daughters by former marriages, Mrs. Susan Sheets, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Mrs. Nancy McDaniel, of Washington, D.C. One daughter, Betty Lee, met a tragic death at the age of 13 years in Washington, D.C., several years ago. He is also survived by two brothers, Miller  E. Roudabush, of Luray and Kyle Roudabush, of Dundalk, Md., two sisters, Mrs. Luella Stillwell, and Mrs. Pauline Taylor, of Dundalk.
            The funeral was conducted from his late home at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon by his pastor, the Rev. Marvin White, Jr. Burial was in the Methodist Cemetery. The Masons had charge of the service at the grave.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Feb 1942
Death of CLAUDE P. ROUDABUSH
            The many friends of Claude P. Roudabush were distressed to hear of his death on Friday, January 30th, at a sanatorium at Oteen, N.C. Mr. Roudabush, who had been ill with tuberculosis for the past several years, has been under treatment at the sanatorium for the past twenty months, where it was hoped something could be done for him.
            The deceased was born near Stanley on March 4, 1895, the son of R.T. (Newt) and Lula Suthard Roudabush. He spent his life in Stanley and was a flour miller at the old mill at Stanley before it burned. He was a devoted member of the Methodist church... He was a veteran of World War I.
            Last rites were held yesterday (Monday) at the Methodist Church at Stanley at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. F.T. Fulcher officiating. Interment was in the Grave's Chapel cemetery...
            He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sister, Frank, of Baltimore, Md., Guy, at home, and Mrs. Sudie Louderback, of Shenandoah, Va.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Apr 1942
Death of MRS. LULA ANN ROUDABUSH
            The death of Mrs. Lula Ann Roudabush on Thursday night of last week was received with deep regret by her many friends. Mrs. Roudabush died at the old Suthard place near Pine Grove, where she had spent the best part of her life...
            Mrs. Roudabush was born in September 1869, the daughter of Calvin and Eliza Jane Parks Suthard. In early life she married Robert Trenton (Nube) Roudabush and except for a few years spent in Stanley she spent her entire life at the old Suthard place near Pine Grove. She was a devoted member of the Graves Chapel Methodist Church...
            Last rites were held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist Church in Stanley with the Rev. W.J. Whitesell officiating. Burial was at Grave's Chapel.
            Besides her husband she is survived by the following children, Mrs. C.E. (Sudie) Louderback, of Shenandoah; Frank Roudabush, of Dundalk, Md., and Guy Lee Roudabush, at home. Two children deceased are Mrs. J.R. (Edith) Meadows, of Baltimore and Claude Roudabush, who died about two months ago in North Carolina. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Frank Huffman, of Marksville...
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Oct 1941
Death of SAMUEL ROYER
            Sam Royer, age 74, retired Norfolk and Western R.R. conductor, died at his home here early Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, 1941.
             ..
             He had spent most of his life in the service of the Railway Co. and was retired from that service on July 31, 1937.
             He married Mrs Lizzie Comer and to this union four children were born, one dying in infancy and one son, Charles, dying in a automobile accident Feb. 19, 1932. His wife and two children survive, Mrs. Boyd Chittum (Edna), of Harrisonburg, Va., and James, of Shenandoah. He is also survived by the following step-children: Mrs. Steward McDorman, of Norfolk, Earl (Bud), of Hagerstown, John, Robert and Russell, of Shenandoah. Three brothers and two sisters also survive.
             ...
             The funeral service will be conducted from his late home today (Friday) at 2 p.m. with burial in the U.B. Cemetery. The services will be conducted by his former pastor, Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer, assisted by Rev. Vernon Rodgers.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 May 1941
ETHEL MILTON RUFFNER
            The accidental death of Mrs. Ethel Milton Ruffner, 51, beloved wife of Phillip Ruffner, of Shenandoah in the early hours of Monday morning of this week has left the entire community stunned and sorrowful. Death occurred at the home place on the outskirts of Shenandoah where the Ruffners had lived in happiness and contentment for 32 years. Last rites will take place Wednesday of this week at the home at 2 p.m. with burial in the United Brethren cemetery. Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer will officiate.
            The deceased was a lifelong resident of Shenandoah… She was a member of the United Brethren Church.
            She was born 51 years ago, the daughter of William Russell and Delilah Brown Milton, of Shenandoah, Va. She married Phillip H. Ruffner, of Luray, in 1909. To this union were born four children, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Robert (Mary) Johnson, of Fredericktown, Ohio, Mrs. Samuel (Eva) Winkler, of Luray, William Ruffner, west of Luray and Edward Ruffner, at home. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Wm. (Maggie) Bumgardner, of Naked Creek, James Milton, Gordonsville, B.T. Milton, Edward Milton, Harry Milton, Miss Annie Milton and Mrs. Nellie Hoover, all of Shenandoah. Deceased brother and sister are Mrs. G.H. Dovel, of Gordonsville and John Milton, of Shenandoah…                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Oct 1941
Death of MRS. GEORGE SAMPSON
            Mrs. Mollie Elizabeth Sampson, age 64, wife of the late George Sampson, well known resident of the Swift Run section, died at her home east of Elkton on Friday after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Han and Mary Baugher and spent her entire life in the Swift Run neighborhood. She is survived by four sons, Edward Sampson, of Harrisonburg, Charles Sampson, of Ft. George Meade, John Sampson, of Grottoes; two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Hensley, of Swift Run, and Miss Elizabeth Sampson, at home; and three brothers, Wesley Baugher, of Swift Run, and William and Tom Baugher, of Indiana. Nine grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.
            Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with friends meeting at the Brill Funeral Home in Elkton at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Fridley.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Nov 1945
Death of MRS. VIRGINIA BELLE SAMPSON
            Mrs. Virginia Belle Sampson, 71, died at the University Hospital Monday at 11 p.m., after an illness of only three weeks.
            She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Eliza Jane Weakley Jenkins and was born in the Mauck section of the county on July 10, 1874. Her husband, James Sampson, preceded her in death about eight years ago.
            She was a devout member of the Christian Church…
            She leaves two daughters: Mrs. Harmon (Rachael) Gray, of Mauck, Mrs. Sam (Eliza) Cave, of Grove Hill, one son, George William Sampson, recently discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard, now at home, and one brother, Isaac Jenkins, of the Mauck section.
            Funeral services will be conducted Friday at two o’clock from the Bethlehem Christian Church. Interment will be in the Ren Taylor Cemetery.                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Sep 1947
W.E. SAMPSON Dies
            William Edward Sampson, 79, a former resident of the Fleeburg section, two miles west of Shenandoah, died suddenly Saturday at 2:30 p.m. of a heart attack at the home of his son, Cecil Sampson, with whom he had been making his home.
            Funeral services for the retired steam shovel operator were held from Oak Grove United Brethren Church at two o’clock Sunday afternoon with burial in the Koontz Cemetery near Naked Creek.
            Mr. Sampson, who had been in good health until stricken two hours before his death, was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Madison, Va. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fannie Seal Sampson, three sons, Cecil and John, of Shenandoah, and William, of Charlottesville, along with two daughters, Mrs. Lula Sampson, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Lee Ferrill, of Fleeburg. Also surviving are thirty grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, three sisters and one brother.                                                 
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Mar 1942
Death of MRS. MARGARET ANN SAMUELS, of Elkton
            Mrs. Margaret Ann Samuels, well known resident of the Jolletts community, died at her home at Jolletts at seven o'clock Wednesday morning. Mrs. Samuels was the last surviving member of her family.
            She was a daughter of William and Christine McDaniels, and was born in Page county. She spent her entire life in Page and near Jolletts.
            Mrs. Samules was a member of the Methodist Church and had been since an early age. She was preceded in death by her husband about five years ago.
            She is survived by the following children, Mrs. James Lam, of Jolletts, Mrs. George Taylor, of Washington, and Will Samuels and Riley Samuels, of Jolletts.
            Funeral services will be held from Jolletts church, Friday afternoon at one o'clock with the Rev. C.B. Larrick, a former pastor there, in charge of the service. Interment will be in the Samuels cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Feb 1941
JOHN BERNARD SEAKFORD
            The unfortunate death of John Bernard Seakford of the Leaks Chapel neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon about 4 p.m. has been a shock to the entire community. Mr. Seakford died from gunshot wounds inflicted in an arrest. He was 36 years old, having been born Dec. 23rd, 1905. He was the son of Luther Seakford and his wife, Flora.
            Seakford lived with his mother, Mrs. Flora Seakford, near Leaks Chapel. Living at the home are also one brother, William, and one sister, Mrs. Edna Hilliard. All survive.
            About seventeen years ago Mr. Seakford married Miss Vada Nauman. Later the couple separated. There is one daughter, Vallie Seakford, 14, who lives with her mother in York, Pa.
            While Seakford was generally considered eccentric in his neighborhood he generally bore a good reputation and was considered a good farm hand. He was educated at the Nauman school.
            Last rites will take place Saturday evening at 2 p.m. at Leaks Chapel with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating.
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Mar 1942
Death of Infant  (BOBBY LEE SEAL)
            Bobby Lee Seal, baby son of Walter and Edith Taylor Seal, died at his parents' home at the Ida Valley Homesteads on Tuesday morning of this week. The baby, who was 1 month and 9 days old, was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Seal.
            Mr. Seal is engaged in general farm work.
            Funeral services took place at 3 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon from the Brethren Church at Ida with Rev. H.C. Eller in charge of the service.
            Interment was in the Ida homesteads cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jan 1940
Death of MRS. CHARLES SEAL
            Mrs. Charles (Nolen Smith) Seal, died at her home at No. 2 Furnace at 1 a.m., on Wednesday, January 24th.
            The deceased was a daughter of Strother and Emma Smith, deceased, of the No. 2 Furnace section, and was 49 years, 10 months and 17 days of age. She was born in the immediate vicinity of No. 2 Furnace, and with the exception of several years residence in Luray with her family, had lived all her life in Southern Page. She was a member of the No. 2 Methodist Church for many years.
            Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Vernon, Wilmer, Austin, Smith, and Miss Catherine Seal, and Mrs. Virginia Deering, of No. 2 Furnace and vicinity, and the following brothers and sisters: George and Russell Smith, No. 2 Furnace; Mrs. Frank Thomas, Philadelphia; and Mrs. Dewey Hitt, Luray; and six grandchildren.
            The funeral will be held today, Friday, at 2 p.m., services in charge of the Methodist pastor with interment in the Huffman graveyard at the Furnace.
            Mr. Seal is a brother of Herman and Hubert Seal, of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jul 1940
Death of MRS. FANNIE ELIZABETH SEAL
            The death of Mrs. Fannie Elizabeth Seal, wife of Solon Seal, of Luray, on Tuesday morning of this week, July 23rd, has brought much grief and sorrow to this community. She had been in failing health since January 1st of this year and after a series of relapses and recoveries, expired from heart attack. She was 57 years, 10 months and 8 days of age at the time of her death.
            The deceased was born Sept. 15th, 1882 in Luray where she lived all her life. She was the daughter of John Presgraves and Elizabeth Jones Presgraves, both deceased. In 1902 she married Solon Seal and to this union were born six children all of whom survive. They are: Mrs. George (Trevilla) Atkins, Luray; Mrs. Wendell (Marie) Seal, Luray; Mrs. Glendon (Ollie) Fox, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Thomas (Neva) Jenkins, Haymarkett, Va., and Edward and Aubrey Seal, both of Luray. Surviving brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Jack Foster, John Presgraves, Russell Presgraves, all of Rileyville, Robert Presgraves, of Flint Hill, and James Presgraves, of Baltimore, Md.
            Mrs. Seal was a long and faithful member of the Main Street Baptist Church who will greatly miss her cooperation and help in the cause of the church.
            The last rites took place yesterday, Thursday, at Beahm’s Chapel at 3 o’clock with a large concourse of friends and mourners in attendance.
            Elder A.W. Campbell conducted the services, interment taking place in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Apr 1941
DEATHS
Death of JAMES B. SEAL
            James B. Seal, of Lombard Street, Littlestown, Pa., was fatally stricken by a heart attack at noon on April 21st. Mr. Seal, who was 73 years old, had suffered a series of similar attacks within the past two months.
            The deceased, a son of the late J.B. and Mary E. (Kemp) Seal, operated a grocery store and shoe repair shop on Lombard Street. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Littlestown.
            His wife, who before marriage was Cora E. Barton, preceded him in death on June 21, 1938.
            Surviving are one daughter, Cora Elizabeth Seal, at home; one step-son, James Wilbur Baron, Littlestown; one step grand-child, Jane Elizabeth Barton and one brother, H.D. Seal, Mallow, Va.
            The funeral was held Thursday, April 24th, with services from the late home at 10 a.m. His pastor, the Rev. John E. Frehn, assisted by the Rev. D.S. Kammerer, officiated. Interment was made in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown, Pa.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Mar 1943
Last Rites Held For MRS. LENA VIRGINIA SEAL
            Last rites were conducted on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. for Mrs. Lena Virginia Seal, who died suddenly on Wednesday, March 3rd.
            Mrs. Seal was the daughter of Jeff and Mary Lehew Beahm. She was born at Kimball on May 13, 1901. She was a member of the Brethren Church...
            She is survived by her husband, Elmer Seal, who is employed at the Virginia Oak Tannery, and the following children: Mrs. John (Mary Elizabeth) Knight, Oneda Glenrose, Luther William, Elmer Paul and Lena Virginia, all of Stony Man. She also leaves three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Annie Payne, of Kimball, Mrs. Blanche Fox, also of Kimball, Mrs. Maggie Cave, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Willie Beahm, of Luray. Deceased brothers and sisters are: Gilbert Beahm, Bernie Beahm, Mrs. Mattie Cave and Rosie Beahm.
            The funeral services, which were held at Beahm's Chapel, were in charge of her pastor, Rev. Henry C. Eller. Interment was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Feb 1943
Death of MRS. OTHO SEAL
            Mrs. Lula Blanche Seal, 58, wife of William Otho Seal, died on Wednesday of last week at her home near Woodstock, following an illness that began in July.
            ... for a number of years was employed in a number of Luray homes...
            She was born on the west side of the Shenandoah River in the Bixler's Ferry neighborhood September 18, 1884, and was a daughter of the late Stephen (Buck) and Rebecca Lucas Henry. She has been living near Woodstock for the last 23 years... a member of the Church of the Brethren for many years and before moving from this county held her membership with Mount Zion Church.
            Besides her husband she is survived by nine children: Mrs. John Hollingsworth and Mrs. Russell Hollar, of Woodstock; Mrs. Wilbur Fisher, of Maurertown; Mrs. Wilbert Hoffman, of La Platta, Md.; Otis and John Seal, of Woodstock; Earl, Davis and Jean Seal, at home; one sister, Mrs. John Seal, of Detrick, Va., and one brother, Fred Henry, who lives in the Bixler's Ferry neighborhood of Page.
            Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon from the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, the services being conducted by the Rev. E.L. Miller and the Rev. Lawrence Helsey. The burial took place in the Maurertown Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 May 1949
Death of SOLON T. SEAL
            Solon Trenton Seal, 68, passed away at the Page Memorial Hospital at 9:30 p.m., Friday, April 29th. Although in failing health for the past several years, his condition had been serious only a short while. He had been a patient in the hospital about a week prior to his death.
            Born in Page County, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Seal and his is the first death in a family of eleven children.
            For a number of years he had been employed by the Page Theatre Corp. He was a member of Mt. Zion Brethren Church.
            His wife, who preceded him in death in 1940, was the former Fannie Presgraves. He leaves the following children: Mrs. George (Trevilla) Atkins, of Kimball, Mrs. Glendon (Ollie) Fox, of Staunton, Mrs. Tommie (Neva) Jenkins, Wendell Seal and Edward Seal, of Luray, and Aubrey Seal, of Fredericksburg, Va. One daughter, Pearl, is deceased.
            The following brothers and sisters survive: Otha, Carl, Charlie, Jonah and Virgil Seal and Mrs. Susie Lucas, all of Woodstock; Dee Seal, of Seattle, Wash., Everett Seal and Mrs. Lucy Kendel, of Browntown, and Lula Kendel, of Washington, Va.
            The funeral was conducted by his pastor, Rev. Galen Crist, on Sunday afternoon from Beahm’s Chapel. Interment took place in the Chapel Cemetery.                                  
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Aug 1942
Death of TRENTON SEAL
            Silas Trenton Seal, 84 years, 9 months and 2 days of age, a member of one of the oldest families of Page County, died on Monday morning of this week in the Harrisonburg Hospital where he had been a patient since July 18th, when he was taken there for treatment for an injured hip. The accident together with his advanced age, resulted in his death this week.
            Hundreds in Page County knew “Trent” Seal, as they called him. He was honest, hard-working and a good neighbor. For many years he and his wife, the former Sarah Decker, of Marksville district, now, deceased, lived in a tenant house on the Edward L. Kiblinger farm. The old Seal home was on the road leading from Ida to the Mauck neighborhood. Surviving children are: Fred Seal, of the Ida Valley Homestead, Mrs. Fred (Annie) Knight and William Seal. One son is deceased.
            A rather unique feature that figured in a part of Mr. Seal’s life is the fact that he figured in many accidents, some of which would have brought death to an ordinary man.. One of these happened a good many years ago when he was caught about midway of the trestle spanning the Hawksbill Creek in this place by a freight train. Divining that the onrushing train would bring death to him Mr. Seal took a chance by leaping from the structure . He landed not far from the bank of the Hawksbill and but for the soft nature of the earth would have been killed. He suffered only a broken leg, however, by his impact with the soft nature of the soil. Since then he has been a cripple, carrying a perceptible limp.
            The mother of Trenton Seal, before marriage was Miss Catherine Good, of the Maurertown section of Shenandoahn county. At this time there are still many of the old time wells in that region that were dug by Henry Seal, father of deceased. Surviving brothers are Hubert Seal, of Stony Man Village; Samuel W. Seal, of Kimball; Wilbur Seal, of Marksville district, and Harry Seal, of Front Royal, a sister is Mrs. William (Nannie) Gochenour, of Martinsburg, W.Va.
            Funeral services for the late Mr. Seal were held on Wednesday morning in the Bethlehem Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. W.E. Ferrell, of the Luray Church of Christ, the interment taking place in the Kiblinger graveyard.                              
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Feb 1941
Death of MRS. ADA SEEKFORD
            Mrs. Ada F. Seekford, 78, well known resident of the Alma section of the county where she has been a resident at the home of Chas. D. Price for about five years, passed this life at the Price home after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. from the Alma Old School Baptist Church with Elders J.B. Jenkins and B.H. Seekford in charge of the services. Interment will be in the Seekford burial ground at the back of the church.
            ...
            Mrs. Seekford was born in New Market, Va., April 24th, 1863, coming to Page County to live when she was about seventeen years old. Since that time she has lived in and around Alma. She was married to J.R. Seekford about 57 years ago from whom she was later divorced. Her mother, Mrs. Martha Phillips, spent her declining years with Mrs. Ada, and died about 25 years ago at the age of 76 years.
            The deceased has no immediate relatives living, the closest of kin being three first cousins, Mrs. John Weaver, New Market, Va., and Mrs. Henry Wicks, New Market, Va., and Mrs. Anna Douglas, of Kansas.
            About five years ago Mrs. Ada moved to the home of C.D. Price to nurse Mr. Price's mother, Mrs. Mattie Price, who died in January, 1937 and since that time has kept house for Mr. Price.
            The deceased was a member of the Alma Old School Baptist Church...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 Oct 1940
AVIS SEEKFORD Dies Suddenly
            Avis Carson Seekford, 40, who resides on the Boom in Luray died suddenly yesterday morning at the Page Memorial Hospital after a sudden attack of indigestion resulting from the consumption of camphorated oil which he took by mistake thinking the liquid to be castor oil.
            Mr. Seekford was suffering from a cold an before going to work on Monday morning sent his little daughter to a neighbor's house to get some castor oil. Through mistake a bottle of camphorated oil was confused with the castol oil. Shortly thereafter Seekford ate his breakfast and was immediately taken ill. He was rushed to the Page Memorial Hospital where everything possible was done for him. In about an hour he expired apparently as a result of acute indigestion.
            On Sunday Mr. Seekford with his family visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Seekford at Edinburg. He seemed in good health although developing a cold from the trip. He was a road worker and at various times had been employed by the state highway department...
            Mr. Seekford was born at Alma this county, on April 17th, 1900. Eleven years ago he married Miss Annie Kibler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Kibler, who survives him. To this union were born three children: Anna Jeanette, 9, Robert Lee, 6, and Shirley Lou, 5, all of whom survive. Brothers and sisters surviving are: Wilma and Oliver Seekford, of Stanley; Albert Seekford, of Roburt, Pa.; Mrs. Truman Wine and John Seekford, of New Market, Va.; Ray Seekford, of Seaford, Va., and Harry, Forrest, Fored and Dorothy at home.
            Last rites will take place Wednesday, October 23rd, at 2:30 p.m., at Luray Church of Christ with interment at Beahms Chapel. Rev. H.M. Ware will officiate.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Aug 1943
Death of CALVIN SEEKFORD
            Calvin D. Seekford, aged merchant of the Alma community, died at his home there on Monday evening about 4:30 following an illness of several months...
            Mr. Seekford was born November 28, 1869 and was 73 years, 8 months and 5 days old at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Richard Adam and Virginia Cora Seekford, of Page County.
            For the past eleven years he had been proprietor of a filling station and general store at Alma...
            He was twice married. His first wife, who died many years ago, was Miss Annie Elizabeth Jenkins. To them were born the following children: Mrs. George (Ollie) Blakemore, of Stanley, Mrs. John (Mabel) Harlow, of Aliquippa, Pa., and David Seekford, who is deceased. His second wife, who was Miss Beulah Blanche Painter, survives him with the following children: Richard, Evaline, Alvin and Jimmie, all at home. Mr. Seekford also leaves the following sisters and half-brother, Mrs. John Burner, of Luray, Mrs. Otis Leake, of Stanley, Misses Blanche and Lena Seekford, of Alma, Mrs. Alice Wysong, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Newton Seekford, of Oak Hill. Deceased members of his family are: Mrs. James Painter, Luther Seekford, Mrs. Hubert Painter, Mrs. Byrd Sissler, Jacob Seekford and Will Seekford.
            Last rites were conducted from the Old School Baptist Church at Alma yesterday aftternoon at three o'clock with Elder J.B. Jenkins in charge. Burial was in the Church cemetary...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Mar 1941
Death of MRS. FLORA MAE SEEKFORD
            Mrs. Flora Mae Seekford, 39 years old, died at her home near Stanley on Friday morning at 5:00. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Lucy Price and had lived near Stanley all he rlife. Althought she had been sick for several years her death came as a shock to her many friends... a member of the Pentecostal Church for the last 14 years.
            She is survived by her husband, Ray Seekford and the following children, Alfred, Isaac, Junior, Genieve, Roy, Childs and Leonard, all at home. The following sisters, Mrs. Leo (Daisy) Price, Mrs. Edward (Polly) Short, Mrs. Willie (Molly) Wright, of near Stanley, and Misses Agnes and Ollie Price, at home. One brother, Edgar Price, of near Stanley, and one brother, Paul Price, deceased.
            Her funeral services were held on Sunday, March 2nd, at the Old School Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. John Henderson, of Shenandoah, assisted by Rev. J.E. Tucker, of Stanley. Interment in the Lutheran Church Cemetery at Alma.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 May 1947
Death of ISAAC NEWTON SEEKFORD
Isaac Newton Seekford, 85, of Oak Hill, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Shenk, east of Stanley, on Friday of last week at 1:00 p.m. He had been in ill health for the past several months and during that time he and his wife had been with their daughter Mrs. Shenk.
Born at Alma, Va., on April 16, 1862, Mr. Seekford was a son of the late Adam and Janie Freeze Seekford… During his life he had done considerable farming and had at one time operated a sawmill. He was a member of the Oak Hill Methodist Church.
He was married twice, his first wife being the late Bessie Beylor Seekford. He I survived by his second wife, the former Ada E. Lehew. Also surviving are four children, two are by his first marriage: Mrs. Frank (Beulah) Lehew of Waterlick, Va., and Everette Seekford, of Luray and two by his second marriage: Mrs. Ernest (Lillie) Shenk, of Stanley and Darrell Seekford, of Oak Hill, Va. In addition he leaves two half-sisters: Mrs. John (Mildred) Burner, of Luray and Miss Blanche Seekford, of Alma.
Rev. Harold Fuss officiated at the funeral services which were held at Beahm’s Chapel on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Interment took place in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery. 
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 11 Jun 1940
Death of a Child (MARGARET FLORINE SEEKFORD)
            Little Margaret Florine Seekford, aged five months and thirteen days daughter of Mrs. Gladys Courtney Seekford, of Zerkel Heights, north of Luray, died Monday, June 10, at 4:30 a.m. after a brief illness.
            The child is survived by her mother and three small brothers.
            The funeral will be held from the Newport Church today, Tuesday, at 11 a.m., with Elder John B. Jenkins in charge of the services. The body will be buried in the cemetery nearby.                                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Oct 1941
Death of MRS. MARY FRANCES SEEKFORD
            Mrs. Mary Frances Seekford, aged citizen of the Alma section, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bruce Wood, of Rileyville, on Tuesday afternoon, October 7th, following a prolonged illness of nearly three years.
            Mrs. Seekford had spent her entire life in Page County and was well known in the Alma section. She was the daughter of Reuben and Dorothy Rothgeb Comer, deceased, of this county and was born February 24, 1856. In early life she became a member of the Old School Baptist Church which she faithfully served until her health began to decline.
            In early life she married Thomas L. Seekford, who has been dead a number of years. They are survived by three daughters and three sons: Mrs. George (Katie) Seekford and Mrs. Bruce (Mattie) Wood, of Rileyville, and Mrs. Dorothy Brown, of near Washington, George Seekford, of Warren County, Thomas Seekford, of Washington, D.C., and Benjamin Seekford, of Rileyville. Thirty nine grandchildren survive. She also leaves the following brothers and sister: George Comer, of Fauquier County, Charlie Jenkins and Dave Jenkins, of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. George Nauman, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio. Two brothers, Isaac Comer, of Leaksville, and Edward Comer, of Luray, and one sister, Mrs. John T. Shirley, of Luray, are deceased.
            Last rites were held yesterday (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m. from the Union Church in Rileyville with Eld. J.B. Jenkins officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Ben Seekford. Interment was at Rileyville.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Nov 1940
Death of MRS. OLIVER SEEKFORD
            After a lingering illness of more than two years, Mrs. Oliver (Neva) Seekford, respected woman of the Piney Woods section of Page County, died on Sunday morning of this week, Nov. 2nd, about 7 a.m. She was 32 years of age.
            Mrs. Seekford had been at the Blue Ridge Sanatorium for some time and thought to be improving. She was taken critically ill about a week ago resulting in her death.   
            ...
            The deceased was born and reared in the Piney Woods section of Page County, the daughter of the late William and Mittie Rogers. She married Oliver Seekford, son of Harvey Seekford of Shenandoah county, a number
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Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 May 1941
Death of ROY LEE SHENK
            Little Roy Lee Shenk, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Carlton Shenk, of Keyser's Corner, died at his home on Sunday, May 18th. He was 3 years and 4 months old.
            Funeral services took place yesterday at the Leaksville Church with Rev. R.E. Newton officiating.
            Roy Lee is survived by his parents. His mother, before marriage was Miss Marie Housden.
            Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Tucker Funeral Home of Stanley.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Dec 1943
Death of THOMAS W. SHENK
            Thomas W. Shenk, 70, passed away at his home in the Shenk Hollow section of the county on Friday, December 24th, following a stroke of paralysis the day before...
            Mr. Shenk was the son of Philip Shenk and Henrietta Willard Shenk, deceased, and was born, reared and spent his entire life here where he was engaged in farming.
            He was a member of the Lutheran Church...
            He was married a number of years ago to Miss Annie Lee Bradley, daughter of John W. Bradley, of this county, who survives him. He was the last member of his family, his sister having died several years ago.
            The funeral which was in charge of his pastor, Rev. B.D. Castor, was held at the Morning Star Church on Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock. Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Jul 1940
Death of E.A. SHIFFLET
            Emanuel Amos Shifflet, 72, a citizen of Southern Page, died at 10:30 a.m. yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rubin Alger, near Stanley. Death came as a result of a complication of diseases after several weeks of sickness.
            The deceased was born and raised in Rockingham County, coming to Page in 1900. He married Miss Carey Housden, who died about five years ago, after which he took up residence with his only child, his daughter, Mrs. Rubin Alger. He was a quiet and unassuming man and held in high esteem by those who knew him.
            The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday) at Leak’s Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Tucker’s Funeral Home, of Stanley, is in charge of arrangements.                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Jul 1943
Death of MRS. LENA MILTON SHIPLETT
            Mrs. William T. Shiplett, 60, of Elkton, died Tuesday evening at her home following an illness of several months.
            Mrs. Shiplett was the daughter of the late Jacob P. and Laura A. Foltz.  She was born on November 3, 1882 in the neighborhood of the Brick Church. In 1906 she married John Milton, who was killed the same year in an N. & W. accident at Riverton. Several years later she married William T. Shiplett, of Elkton, who survives her. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church...
            She is survived by one daughter, Miss Zada Milton, at home, and two step-children, Miss Irene Shiplett and I.I. Shiplett and a grandson, Billy Shiplett, all of Washington, D.C. She leaves three sisters: Mrs. Mary Kite, of Stanley, Mrs. Ada Higgs and Mrs. Benton Koontz, of Elkton, and six brothers: J.L. Foltz, John D. Foltz and Earl Foltz, all of Shenandoah, Carl Foltz, and Floyd Foltz, of Stanley and Clarence Foltz, of Somerset, Va.
            Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) from St. Peter's Church in Shenandoah with Dr. Paul Gruver, of Berkley Springs, W.Va., officiating. Interment will be in the U.B. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Dec 1942
Death of I. NEWTON SHORT
            I. Newton Short, 72, native of Page County, who left his home at Leaksville just a few days ago to visit his son in Charlottesville, was taken suddenly ill and died only a few hours after being taken to the University Hospital on Saturday night, December 19th.
            Mr. Short, a highly esteemed man of the Leaksville neighborhood, had been living alone for a number of years. He was a farmer and was well known in the county. He was the son of the late James W. and Charlotte Jane Short and was born on February 18, 1870.
            The deceased was married twice. His first wife, the former Miss Anna Rothgeb, preceded him in death a number of years ago.
            Surviving him are the following children: Lake Short, of Charlottesville, Paul Short, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Mrs. Mae Good and Mrs. Susie Atkins, of New Jersey, Mrs. Edna Weatherholtz, of near Leaksville, and Misses Thelma and Jessie Short, of New York. He also leaves one brother, Robert E. Short, of Leaksville.
            The body was brought to Luray and the funeral was held on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from his church, the Congregational Christian, at Leaksville, with Rev. R.E. Newton officiating. Burial took place in the Leaksville Cemetery.                                           
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Aug 1940
Death of LUIN SHORT
            Luin, Short, a native of this county, having been born at Leaksville about 72 years ago, died last Monday at his home in Charlottesville. He has been living in Albemarle county for many years, in that time having engaged in various lines of business and prospering in them all. He was a son of the late James and Jane Short, well known residents of the Leaksville neighborhood. Two brothers, Robert and Newton Short, survive him and live at Leaksville. Three sisters are dead. They are Mrs. D.P. Lillard, Mrs. Barbara Dofflemoyer and Mrs. Virginia Short. He was a member of the Leaksville Christian Church and was held in high esteem by all who knew him in this county. In addition to his widow, Mr. Short is survived by the following children- Raymond and Scott Short; in addition to two daughters whose names are not known. The burial of Mr. Short took place in Charlottesville, the services being attended by a large number of relatives and friends.                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Dec 1941
Death of WILLIAM DAVID SHORT
            The friends and relatives of William David Short were grieved to learn of the death on Tuesday, Dec. 16th, at the Page Memorial Hospital following an illness of only a few days. Mr. Short had been a patient in the hospital for only two days although he had been in poor health for the past few years.
            William David Short, son of the late Richard and Hannah Short, of Stanley was born on December 24, 1861. Before his health began to fail he operated a mercantile business at Stanley where he made a great many friends…
            Mrs. Short who was before her marriage Miss Mattie Short, preceded her husband in death about six years ago.
            Surviving them are the following children: Mrs. David (Ruth) Grubbs, of Stanley Mrs. Lynwood (Irene) Foltz, of Shenandoah, and Dorsy Short, of Stanley.
            Last rites took place Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Stanley Methodist Church with Rev. W.J. Whitesell, of Stanley, in charge. Burial was in the graves Chapel Cemetery. Members of the Odd Fellows of Verbena Lodge had charge of the services and acted as pallbearers…                                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 May 1940
Native of Page Dies In Kansas                       (DAVID JACKSON SHULER)
            David Jackson Shuler, aged 80, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Esther Williams, near Nickerson, Kansas, on Wednesday, May 8, after an illness of several years. He collapsed while being assisted to his bed and death followed in a few minutes. Mr. Shuler was the son of Andrew Jackson Shuler and Julia Ann Koontz Shuler, of near Alma, this county. He attended the public schools of Page County and assisted his father in farming until he left for the West in the spring of 1885, where he located on a farm near Nickerson.
            He married Miss Carrie Strickler, of Page County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Strickler, in 1885, a short time before leaving for Kansas. His wife passed away in 1903.
            Mr. Shuler farmed extensively at his home near Hutchinson, in Reno County, and was a well known cattle breeder.
            He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. His funeral was held in Thursday, May 9th.
            Mr. Shuler is survived by the following children: Mrs. Esther Williams, of Nickerson; Mrs. Julia Steed, of Hutchinson, Kansas; Mrs. Nellie West, of Kansas City, Missouri, and W. Scott Shuler, of Hutchinson.
            A sister, Mrs. G.T. Long, of Luray, is the last surviving member of the family of the late A.J. Shuler...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Nov 1942                      (Photo included with obituary)
ISAAC SHULER, Shenandoah's Veteran Citizen, Passes at 94
            Isaac Shuler, age 94 years, died at his late home on Seventh Street in Shenandoah on Thursday, Nov. 5, 1942 following an illness of several years.
            Mr. Shuler had been confiend to his bed for practically a year and had been tenderly cared for by his daughter, Mrs. Virgie Petefish, during his long illness. He was the oldest member of the Kite, Shuler, Koontz, Foltz families.
            He was a son of the late John and Mary Ann Kite Shuler, of Grove Hill, and was born Sept. 2, 1848. His father was a well known farmer and stock raiser and was an earnest advocate of higher education and served as Captain of the Page County Rifle Co. Mr. Shuler received his education in the public schools of the county and attended the Polytechnic Institute at New Market.
            He tried repeatedly to enlist as a confederate soldier but was rejected due to his youth. He loved to read and after retiring from active duties kept in close touch with the affiars of his county and country. He was able, even in his advanced years, to converse intelligently on the current topics. He was a devout member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, having served as trustee until the time of death, and had served in the capacity of Superintendent of the S.S. and Bible School Teacher. He had also served as a member of the Shenandoah Town Council years ago...
            He came to Shenandoah in 1906 at that time retiring from farming. He was twice married. In 1870 he married Miss Amanda Virginia Kite and his second wife was Mrs. Sudie Elizabeth Koontz Snyder. Both wives are deceased.
            His three children were by the first marriage, only one surviving: Mrs. Virgie (Walter) Petefish, Ireneus, of Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. C.W. (Mary) Louderback, are both deceased. He is also survived by his youngest sister, Mrs. David (Belle) Foltz, of Buena Vista, Va. His deceased brothers and sisters are Capt. Michael Shuler, who enlisted in the Confederate Army from Roanoke College before he was 18 years of age in Co. H of the Thirty-third Virginia Regiment, Stonewall Brigade. He was killed in the Battle of the Wilderness in May, 1864. Mrs. John (Emma) Strole, of Grove Hill, Thomas Shuler, a well known farmer of Grove Hill, Dr. J. Jackson Shuler, of Raton, Mexico, who became famous as a physician orator, and leader in politics, Mrs. I.F. (Mary) Kite, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. B.T. (Jennie) Bowman, of Lima, Ohio. He also leaves eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
            His funderl was conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m. from St. Paul's Lutheran Church by his pastor, Rev. H.E. Schlotzhauer, assisted by Rev. E.L. Cave... Interment took place in St. Paul's cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jan 1943
Last Rites Held For MRS. CHESTER C. SIGLER
            Mrs. Chester C. Sigler, age 59 years, 2 months, 2 days, passed away at her home on North Court Street, Tuesday night, January 5, 1943, at 10 o'clock following an illness of several years...
            The deceased was the daughter of the late Harvey and Mary Jane Smeltzer, of Page County, and was born on November 2, 1883 at Compton, Va.
            ...
            ... She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jan 1943
MRS. J.W. SIGLER Dies In Baltimore
            Mrs. Martha E. Sigler, wife of the late J.W. Sigler, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 1942, at the home of her daughters, Mrs. Mary Kate Jeffrey and Mrs. Miffie E. Diaz, of Baltimore, Md.
            The deceased was born May 17th, 1857 in the state of Iowa. She is survived by the following children, C.C. Sigler, of Luray, Va.; J.N. and R.C., of Maryland; W.A., of Washington, D.C., and J.B., of Florida, and Mrs. Mary Kate Jeffrey and Mrs. Miffie Diaz, of Baltimore, Md. One sister, Mrs. Lucy Henderson, of Iowa, also survives.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Jun 1941
Death of W.H. SINDLINGER
            William H. Sindlinger, age 82 years, died at his home in Gordonsville, Virginia, on Thursday, June 19, from a complication of diseases.
            He was the son of the late John and Frances Sindlinger, of Shenandoah, well known residents of Page County.
            He is survived by his wife, who before her marriage to Mr. Sindlinger was Miss Carol Propes, also of Shenandoah, and one brother, Tom, of York, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. Emma Long, of Shenandoah. Deceased brothers and sisters are Jack Sindlinger, Mrs. Alice Atwood, Mrs. Betty Griffith, Mrs. Mary Karnes, Charles and Frank Sindlinger, of Shenandoah and Mrs. Nora Shifflett, fo Elkton. He is also survived by the following children: Alfred and John, of Gordonsville, Clarice, Mrs. Paul Comer, of Charlottesville. There are two deceased children, Mrs. Lena Locker and Willie Sindlinger,
            The funeral was conducted from his late home on Saturday at 11:00 o'clock. Burial was in the Gordonsville cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 Feb 1940
Death of CHARLES F. SISK
            Charles F. Sisk, a native of Madison County, but for years a resident of Page, passed away at his home near Oak Hill, across the Shenandoah River, on Monday, February 26, at an early hour. Death was attributed to heart disease. He had reached the age of 66 years and 6 months.
            He married Miss Blanche Bailey, of the Rileyville section, years ago.
            The funeral will take place today, Tuesday, at Rileyville, at 2 o’clock with burial in the Bailey graveyard. Not further details could be obtained at the time of going to press.                                                                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Nov 1942
JACOB H. SISLER Dies In Harrisonbirg
            Jacob H. Sisler, member of Sisler Brothers Marble Yard firm, World War veteran and well known Harrisonburg business man, died Sunday night at his home following an illness of about a month.
            The deceased is the son of the late James Harvey and Bertie Seekford Sisler and was born near Cedar Grove in Shenandoah County. For a time he worked in Washington, D.C., and following service in World War I he went to Harrisonburg where he became associated with his brother, W.D. Sisler, in the monument business.
            …
            Besides his wife, who was Miss Edith Huff before marriage, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Anges I. Hosenflook, of Baltimore; Miss Alice Sisler and Miss Anna Mae Sisler, at home; one brother, W.E. Sisler, Falls Church, and three sisters, Mrs. Lillie D. Aleshire, of Luray; Mrs. Rachael V. Harris, of Washington, and Mrs. Bessie Small, of Detroit, Mich.
            Last rites were conducted Tuesday morning from his late home and burial was in the Riverview Cemetery at Strasburg.                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Mar 1945
Killed In Action                      (ALBERT CARSON SKELTON)
            Pvt. Albert Carson Skelton, 19, only son of Mr. and Mrs. James Skelton, of Boonesboro, Md., was killed in action in Germany on February 3rd, exactly six months from the date of his induction.
            Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Louise E. and Mary Jane Skelton, both at home. The family formerly resided at Kimball.
            He was a nephew of Theodore Skelton, of Kimball.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jan 1943
EDWARD S. SKELTON Dies In Pennsylvania
            Edward Samuel Skelton died at Connellsville, Penna., on Sunday, January 3rd, at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 28 days. His funeral was held in Connellsville on Tuesday, Jan. 5th.
            The deceased was born at Luray, Va., May 5th, 1867, the son of the late Jefferson and Susan Skelton. He had been residing on a farm in Pennsylvania for the past 40 years...
            He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Miss Rachel Alger, and the following children: Richard, Lewis, Joseph, Allen, Leonard and Jimmy and Mrs. Maisy Cole, Mrs. Mary Bowman, Mrs. Ola May Eisenhuth and Miss Pauline Skelton, all of Connellsville. He is also survived by three sisters: Mrs. Abe Sigler, Mrs. Charles Bolen and Miss Lee Skelton, all of Luray, Va.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Oct 1943
Death of MRS. STEPHEN J. SLOBODA
            The untimely death of Mrs. Stephen J. Sloboda on last Saturday at the Wilmington General Hospital, Wilmington, Del... Last rites were held at Mt. Zion Church Monday at 2:00 p.m. Interment was in the church cemetery.
            Etta Marie Short was born Nov. 19th, 1921, the daughter of D. Samuel and Molly J. Gochenour Short, south of Luray. She attended Luray High School and in January of 1941 married Stephen J. Sloboda, of Lykens, Pa. They moved to Arlington, Va., where they resided until January, 1943, when they moved to Wilmington, Del. Mrs. Sloboda was employed by the Dravo Corporation, of Wilmington, as an electrician's helper. Her husband was also employed at the same plant.
            ... a member of the Antioch Church...

Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 May 1943
Death of ABRAM SMELSER
            Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock for Abram Smelser, 96, one of the county's oldest citizens, who died at his home in the Morning Star section on Friday, May 21, at 12:15 a.m. Even though he had been confined to his bed for almost a year, Mr. Smelser's condition was not considered serious until about a week ago.
            Abram Smelser was born March 25, 1847 in this county, the son of the late Sam Smelser and Sally Price Smelser of Morning Star. He was just a boy when the Civil War began. Having spent his entire life in Page County, he is the well known patriarch of one of the oldest families in the Shenandoah Valley. During his early years Mr. Smelser worked as a shingle and clapboard maker besides carrying on farming operations.
            Despire his advanced age the deceased was lively and until about a year ago, hardly ever had a sick day in his life.
            When a young man he married Miss Jane Jewell, who died many years ago. He later married Mrs. Eliza Judd, who is also deceased. His third wife, Rocilla Ellis Smelser, survives him. He also leaves four children. They are: Miss Fannie Smelser, of Luray, Edward Smelser, of Browntown, Page Co., and Misses Annie Elizabeth and Vallie May Smelser, at home. Two children: Carl Smelser and Martha Dell Smelser, are deceased. He also leaves twelve grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. His six brothers and sisters, John Smelser, Bill Smelser, Mrs. Elizabeth Richard, Miss Barbara Smelser, Henry Smelser and Miss Laura Smelser, all preceded him in death.
            Officiating at the funeral on Sunday afternoon at Morning Star Lutheran Church was Rev. B.D. Castor. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 Aug 1941
Last Rites Held for EDWARD LOUIS SMELSER
            One of the largest funerals held in Page County in many years was that of Edward Louis Smelser, prosperous farmer of the Alma neighborhood, on Sunday, August 10th, at 2:00 p.m. from Leak’s Chapel with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating, assisted by Elder A.G. Cubbage. Interment took place in Leak’s Chapel…
            Mr. Smelser was well-known and liked throughout this section of the country and was a man of sterling character and fine qualities. At the time of his death he was living on the former Wilmer Alger property, which he purchased 8 years ago and which is among the finest in the county. His death occurred about 6:30 in the evening at his home on Thursday of last week following a heart attack earlier in the day…
            The deceased was born in Page County on March 6, 1883 and was 58 years, 5 months and 1 day old. He was the son of the late William and Eliza Jewell Smelser and spent his entire lifetime here.
            Thirty-five years ago he married Miss Bertha Leake, who survives him. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Glendon, who lives at home, a granddaughter, Vivian Smelser, and the following brothers and sisters, J. Ben Smelser, of Honeyville, Sam Smelser, of Stanley, Mrs. Emma Fogle, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Jacob (Mattie) Short, of Luray. One brother, Tom Smelser, is deceased…                                                              
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Aug 1941
Death of LUTHER SMELSER
            Word was received late last night of the death of Luther Smelser, about 57, who resided between Stanley and Alma. Mr. Smelser lived on the Wilmer Alger farm, which he purchased sometime ago. He passed away at his home about 6:30 yesterday evening following a sudden heart attack.
            He is survived by his wife Bertha Leake Smelser, and one son, Glendon, who lived at home. He is also survived by two brothers, J. Ben Smelser, of Honeyville, a brother, who lives near Stanley, two sisters, Mrs. Ella Fogle, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Mattie Short, of Luray, One brother, Tom Smelser, died about a year ago.
            At the time of going to press no funeral arrangements had been made.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jul 1949
Death of SAM SMELSER
            Sam Smelser, aged resident of the Keystone section of the county died at his home Monday morning of this week at three o’clock after an illness of about six years. Mr. Smelser had been paralyzed.
            The deceased was the son of the late Sam William and Eliza Jewell Smelser and had spent his entire life in the county… His wife, Sevilla Stoneberger, preceded him in death in 1935.
            Surviving are the following children, Mrs. Hubert (Mamie) Campbell, of Luray, Mrs. Abraham (Bessie) Cubbage, of Timberville, Mrs. Mahlon (Evelyn) Grimsley, of Ingham, and Miss Maggie Smelser, Mrs. Elby (Anna) Turner, Claude Smelser and Lloyd Smelser, all of Stanley. One brother, B.M. Smelser, of Honeyville, also survives.
            Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., at Leaks Chapel with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Ausby Cubbage officiated with Rev. Freed assisting.                                                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Feb 1940
Death of THOS. FRANKLIN SMELSER
            Thomas Franklin Smelser, aged 74 years, a resident of Shenandoah for years, passed away at the home of his son, W.J. Smelser.
            Mr. Smelser had been a shoemaker with his shop on Second Street, in Shenandoah for over twenty years. He retired from business some time ago on account of failing health. He just returned a few weeks ago from a visit with relatives in Norfolk.
            He was twice married, his first wife having been Miss Betty Purdham and his last wife was Miss Lavinia Stanley.
            Mr. Smelser was a member of the Shenandoah Mission.
            A son, W.J. Smelser, with whom he resided, and three brothers, Ben and Louis Smelser, of Alma, and Sam Smelser, of Stanley, and a sister Mrs “Duck” Fogle, of Shenandoah, survive. A son, Ellis Smelser, is deceased.
            The funeral will be held Saturday from the U.B. Church at 10:30 and burial will take place in the U.B. Cemetery.                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Mar 1940
Death of MRS. W.J. SMELSER
            Mrs. Rosa Lee Smelser, age 40, wife of W.J. Smelser, died at her home on Front Street, Shenandoah, Wednesday, March 13, 1940, at 11 a.m., after three years illness with tuberculosis.
            Mrs. Smelser was a patient in the Blue Ridge Sanitorium for six months and came home last August presumably benefited, but gradually grew weaker until the end. She was a member of the Brethren Church.
            Mrs. Smelser was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Pamily Ann Thomas of Newport. She leaves the following brothers and sisters: T.J. Thomas, of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. G.M. (Nora) Seekford, Mrs. Carl (Lelia) Keyser, Mrs. David (Rachel) Dofflemoyer, Mrs. David (Lilly) Lucas, Sam Thomas, Mrs. Elmer (Daisy) Housden and James Thomas, all of Shenandoah and vicinity.
            Her husband with the following children also survive: Mrs. Floyd (Frances) Walton, Mrs. Bill (Mae) Caricofe, Leon, Leroy, Evelene, Margie, Jean, and Joan.
            Her funeral will be conducted from the U.B. Church this morning at 10:30 o’clock by Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer. Burial will be in the Brick Church Cemetery.            
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Apr 1941
Death of MRS. CORA SMITH
            The community was greatly shocked on Saturday, April 5th to learn of the death of Mrs. Cora Smith, 68, beloved citizen of the Morning Star section. She was taken to the Page Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning and passed on about six in the evening after just a few days illness.
            … An active member in the Lutheran church and a consecrated Christian woman…
            Mrs. Smith was born Sept. 26th, 1868 in the Morning Star section of Page County the daughter of Tom and Betty Printz Jewell. She married Edward Smith, also of this county who died about two years ago. She is survived by the following children: Charles Smith, of Luray, Clarence Smith, of Valleyburg, Lester Smith, of Kimball, Ezra Smith, of East Luray, Odie Smith, of Kimball, Mrs. Carey Griffith, of Mansassas and Miss Lottie, at home. She is survived by one brother and one sister, Edward Jewell, of Kimball and Mrs. Willie H. Moyer, of East Luray.
            Last rites took place on Monday at 3 p.m. at Beahm’s Chapel cemetery. Rev. B.D. Castor assisted by Elder Arthur Campbell, officiated…                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Sep 1945
DAVID JACKSON SMITH Dies
            The many friends and relatives of David Jackson Smith, 79, of the Stanley section were distressed to learn of his death on Monday of this week after a long period of failing health.
            Mr. smith, who was the last member of his family, was a son of the late Tazewell Smith of Rappahannock County and Catherine Louderback Smith, of Page. He was born on November 16, 1865 and until about six months ago lived at Newport with his son, Kirby, who recently passed away. He and his wife, the former Josie Walters, then moved to Stanley and have been living with their daughter, Mrs. Harry Smith.
            Until poor health caused him to retire Mr. Smith had done considerable farming near the Newport section. He was a faithful member of the Newport Christian Church.
            In addition to his wife, the deceased leaves two children: Ashby Smith, of Stanley, and Mrs. Harry (Daisy) Smith, also of Stanley. Two sons, Herman and Kirby, are deceased. The following brothers and sisters are also deceased: Charlie, John, Jim Smith, Mrs. Sis Campbell and Miss Sarah Smith.
            The funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m., from the Grove Hill Lutheran Church with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. C.M. Ford officiated.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Aug 1940
ELD. J.B. SMITH Dead
            Elder J.B. Smith, of Stanley, prominent in Page County ecclesiastical circles, died at the Harrisonburg Hospital on Saturday morning, Aug. 3rd, at 5 a.m. at the age of 66 years, 7 months and 11 days. Cause of death was a heart ailment from which he had been suffering for a month or so...
            At one time the deceased had been pastor of the Rocky Branch Regular Baptist Church...
            Until the creation of the Shenandoah National Park, Elder Smith was a resident of the Blue Ridge where he engaged in farming, although always deeply interested in the church. When the Park was purchased by the state he moved to his home near Stanley and engaged in teaching of the Gospel.
            Elder Smith married Miss Lonie Jewell to which union were born the following children, J. Benton Smith, Jr., Mrs. Vernon (Polly) Shenk, both of Luray, Mrs. Ruth Jewell, of Kimball, and Ernest William Smith, at home. All survive him. There are four surviving brothers, William Smith, Remington, Va., Lyle Smith, Hume, Va., George Smith, Washington, D.C., and James Smith also of Washington. Surviving sisters are Mrs. Susie Sours, of Culpeper and Mrs. Fannie Crocuh, of New Jersey.
            The last rites took place yesterday, Monday, Aug. 5th, at Beahm's Chapel at 3 p.m. with interment in the Beahm's Chapel cemetery.
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Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jan 1944
Death of JOSEPH T. SMITH
            Joseph T. Smith's many friends were distressed to hear of his untimely death yesterday at 6:00 p.m., at the Page Memorial Hospital... He was taken ill in September and had returned to Luray from Arlington, Va., where he had been employed by the War Department...
            He was born in Luray, January 23rd, 1919, the son of T. Clifton and Minnie Elizabeth Dodson Smith. He attended the Luray High School... He was a member of the Christian Church of Luray.
            On August 28th, 1943, he married Miss Juanita Elizabeth Rinehart, who survives with his parents and the following brothers and sisters, Cpl. Robert E. Smith, of Lemoor, Calif., Mrs. Beulah Marie Stewart, of Luray, Miss Virginia E. Smith, of Fort Belvoir, and Richard L. and Delores E. Smith at home.
            At the time of going to press funeral arrangements had not been made.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Nov 1942
Death of HARVEY SMITH
            Harvey Smith, age 43, died at the Rockingham Memoiral Hospital on Tuesday from a compound fracture of the skull sustained on Sunday night when his car left the road at Cub Run and overturned in a nearby field. His two companions were not hurt.
            He was taken to the hospital on Monday in Brill's Ambrulance in an unconscious condition and died on Tuesday without regaining consciousness.
            He was the son of the late James Smith and Mrs. Sarah Jenkins Smith of near Shenandoah.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Campbell Smith and two brothers, Private Elmer Smith, in Georgia, and David Smith in Hagerstown, and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Huffman, of Bixler's Ferry, near Luray, and Mrs. Ellis Norris, near Shenandoah.
            His funeral was conducted by his pastor, Rev. R.A. Newton, from the Christian Church at Newport on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in St. Paul's cemetery at Grove Hill.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1944
Death of KIRBY JACKSON SMITH
            The sudden and untimely passing of Kirby Jackson Smith, 45, at his home at Catherine's Furnace above Newport, yesterday morning has filled the community with sorrow...
            He was a son of David and Josie Walters Smith. He spent his entire life in the county... Having never married, he lived at home with his aged parents and took care of their farm.
            In addition to his parents, he leaves a brother, Ashby Smith, of Newport, and a sister, Mrs. Harry (Daisy) Smith, of Stanley. One brother, Herman Smith, is deceased.
            Last rites will be held on Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the Brick Church at Grove Hill with Rev. R.E. Newton officiating. Burial will be in the Brick Church Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Mar 1943
Death of MRS. OTIE SMITH
            The many friends of Mrs. Otie Smither were distressed to hear of her untimely death at the University Hospital, Charlottesville, on Saturday, Feb. 27th. Last rites were held Tuesday, March 2nd, at Beahm's Chapel at 3:00 p.m., with the Rev. B.D. Castor officiating. Interment was in the Chapel Cemetery.
            Mrs. Dora Alice Smith was born February 27, 1901 in Page county, the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Printz Jewell. She attended the county schools and in her early life married Otie Smith who is the tenant farmer of E.N. Hershberger's mountain place. She was a member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church...
            Besides her husband she is survived by two children, Melvin Lee, 15 years, and Gladys Marie, 7 years, and the following sisters, Mrs. Herchert (Mattie) Dawson, of Hagerstown, Md., and Mrs. Johnnie (Ollie) Sours, of Luray.
            Funeral services were held at Beahm's Chapel Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. B.D. Castor officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jan 1943
Death of MISS MINNIE SMITH
            Miss Minnie Smith, age 41 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Russell Comer, on Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, 1942, after a brief illness of about four weeks.
           She was the daughter of Charles H. Smith and the late Ida Grimsley Smith and is survived by her father, four brothers, Leo, of Hampstead, Md., Hubert of Trenton, N.J., Benjamin, of Cumberland, Md., and Russell, of Shenandoah. She is also survived by three sisters: Mrs. Russell Comer, of Comertown, and Misses Mayo and Ethel Smith at home. Her funeral was conducted from the home of her father on Saturday afternoon by the Rev. James of the Pentacostal Church. She was buried near Ingham.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Apr 1943
Death of THEODORE SMITH
            Theodore Smith, 86, resident of East Luray, died on Saturday morning of last week at his home following an illness of several months.
            Mr. Smith, who spent the major part of his life here, was born in Madison County and was the son of the late Frank Smith and Jeanette Hurt Smith. He was born on August 24, 1856.
            After coming to Luray to live the deceased took up residence at the Who-So-Ever Farm...
            His wife, the former Elizabeth Ann Weakley, whom he married on December 20, 1877, died four years ago.
            He is survived by a daughter and an adopted son, Mrs. Calvin (Rella) Moyer, and Joe Smith, both of near Luray. Two daughters, Mrs. Harry Bradford and Mrs. Omer Murray, are deceased. He was the last member of his family.
            Funeral services were held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. from his late home with Rev. Joe Comer conducting the services. Rev. W.A. Blankenbaker assisted. Interment was in the Beahm's Chapel cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Jul 1943
WILLIAM H. SMITH                      (PHOTO INCLUDED)
            William H. Smith, known to many of our readers personally and to a host of others throught the columns of this paper as the "Gospel Hollow" and "Egypt Bend" scribe, died at 3:40 o'clock Thursday, July 22 at Maurertown, Va., where he had made his home since 1935.
            For forty years until 1935 he wrote news articles for this paper either from the St. Martin's Church community, where he wrote as the "Gospel Hollow" scribe, or from "Egypt Bend", Page County. He was also a contributor to the Page News and Courier and also the Old Page Courier of Luray. His weather reports were the most accurate seen in both of these papers, "Uncle Billy" as he was familiarly known...
            Mr. Smith was born at Egypt Bend in Page County, Va., on January 14, 1860, the son of the late Abraham and Susan Aleshire Smith, this having reached the age of 83 years, 6 months and 18 days. He was known to have the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. D.W. Cave of near Luray, Page County; Mrs. John P. Kibler, of near Hamburg; Mrs. T.O. Kibler, of near Luray; Mrs. Luin Short of Charlottesville, and Isaac Smith, of Martinsburg, W.Va. Two brothers and one sister are known to be deceased: Joseph C. and Charles Smith, and Mrs. Delman Silvious.
            Mr. Smith married Miss Fannie Martin of Grove Hill, Page County, on July 24, 1900. She died on February 256, 1934.
            ... He was a member of the Wissler's Chapel Congregation-Christian Church.
            Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock on Saturday afternoon from the Quicksburg Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. M.L. Huffman. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery, north of New Market.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Apr 1941
Death of MRS. ARTIE E. SOMERS
            Mrs. Artie E. Somers, 74, of Catlett, Va., Fauquier County, died Friday, April 25th, at 2:00 a.m., at the University Hospital following an illness of two weeks. Her death was attributed to paralysis.
            She was the daughter of Henry and Caroline Seal, and was born in the Valleyburg section of Page County on January 11, 1867. She married James A. Somers 52 years ago and for the past 25 years they have resided in Catlett, Va.
            The deceased is survived by her husband and the following children: William E. Somers, of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. John D. Printz, of Silver Spring, Md.; Mrs. Elwood Printz, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Clarence Somers, of Luray; Mrs. Frank Good, of Flint Hill, Va.; Daniel Somers, of Catlett, Va. There are two deceased children, Ray Somers, of Dayton, Ohio, and Miss Mamie Somers. Two brothers, Hubert Seal, of Stony Man...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 July 1943
JULIUS F. SOMERS, Aged Citizen Dies
            Funeral servies were held yesterday at 3:00 p.m. from his late home in the Valleyburg section for Julius F. Somers, 90 year old resident of Page County, who died on Monday evening at 5:45 in the Page Memorial Hospital following two weeks of illness.
            ...
            He was born on June 12, 1853 at Valleyburg and was the son of the late Reuben Somers and Annie Printz Somers. As a young man he was well known for many trades, among his most popular being that of cooper and carpents. He also worked at farming and was an adept blacksmith... He was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church.
            His wife, Miss Annie Belle Sours, whom he married when a young man, passed away thirty years ago leaving four children. They are: Mrs. Isaac (Martha) Hoak, of Luray, Mrs. Clarence (Maude) Hoak, of Ida, Mrs. Vernon C. (Mary) Broyles, of Luray and Dewey Somers, who resides on the old home place at Valleyburg. He also leaves sixteen grandchildren and one brother, Abram Somers, who is in his 83rd year and also lives at the old Somers homeplace. His deceased brothers and sisters are: Paul Somers, of Indiana, David Somers, of Culpeper County, Philip and Silas Somerts, both of whom were killed in the Battle of the Wilderness during the Civil War, Misses Victoria and Jane Somers, and Mrs. Wesley (Laura) Printz, all of Page County.
            His pastor, Rev. B.D. Castoer, conducted the funeral yesterday with Rev. A.L. Boliek assisting. Interment was in the family cemetery not far from the home.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Nov 1941
MRS. MARY SUSAN SOMERS Dies
            Friends and relatives of Mrs. Mary Susan Somers of the Valleyburg neighborhood were grieved and shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Somers at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Bauserman, on Sunday afternoon at 1:30...
            She was born 80 years ago in this county and was the daughter of Samuel S. Sours, Mexican and Civil War veteran, and Mary Ann Weaver. Her father was the first one to go over the walls of the castle of Chapultepec in Mexicon. He served under General Scott in the Mexican war.
            When quite young she married Jacob Somers, a farmer, who preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Somers was a member of the Lutheran Church...
            She is survived by one son and one daughter, Benjamin F. Somers, of Denton, Md., and Mrs. Oscar (Lottie) Bauserman, of Luray. Five grandchildren and five great grandchildren are living. Three children are deceased, Mrs. Minnie Lehew, William H. Somers and Daisy Florence Somers.  Her surviving brothers and sisters are: Charlie Sours, of Winchester, Sam W. Sours, of Luray; Jacob Sours, of Culpeper; Mrs. Sarah Tutwiler, of Culpeper, and Mrs. Angeline Miller, of California. Those deceased are: William Sours, of Mill Creek; Mrs. David Weaver, of Culpeper; Mrs. Jack Fox, of Luray, and Eliza Sours, an infant.
            The funeral will take place today (Tuesday) at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. B.D. Castor officiating and assisted by Rev. A.L. Boliek. The burial will be in the John Somers graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Sep 1943
Death of JACOB SOURS
            The untimely death of Jacob S. Sours, Stony Man resident, on Wednesday night of last week... His death resulted from a fall sustained on Wednesday morning from a load of hay on his farm. His death occurred about 9:00 p.m., the same day.
            ... He was a farmer of note and had spent practically his entire life here. His parents were the late Peter Sours and Mary Jane Sours, of Stony Man.
            He was born on March 25, 1869, and was 74 years, 5 months and 20 days old at the time of his death. He was a devout member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Essie Houser, of Page County, and the following children: Edward Sours, of Stony Man, Mrs. Jacob (Mary) Wheelberger, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Stover, both of Newport News, Mrs. Ralph (Clara) Emerson, of Ida, and Gregory Sours, of Front Royal. He also leaves one brother, John Sours, of Flint Hill, Va., and a number of grandchildren.
            Conducting the funeral on Saturday at 3:00 p.m., were his pastor, Rev. B.D. Castor and Rev. A.L. Boliek. The service was held at the Mt. Zion Brethren Church and the burial took place in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Jan 1941
Death of JAMES W. SOURS
(Contributed)
            James Wesley Sours, age 57, died of pneumonia in a hospital in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, January 16th. He was a son of the late Frank Sours, of Valleyburg, and was born and reared in the Valleyburg section, living there until about two years ago when he moved with his family to Fredericksburg. They later moved to Woodbridge, Va., where he and several of his sons were employed on a construction job...
            He was married to Miss Evelyn Buracker, daughter of Philip Buracker, of Stanley, about twenty-five years ago, who survives him with eight children, Mrs. R.L. Key, of Quantico, Va.; Lean, Hubert, Walter, Glenn, Annie, Betty Jane and Perry Sours, all at home. Four sisters, Mrs. Annie Clinehouse, of Annapolis, Md., Mrs. Mattie Weaver, of Ida, Miss Susie Sours, of Norfolk and Mrs. Cora Weaver, Buckingham County, and one brother, Amos Sours, of Stony Man, also survive him.
            His funeral was held from Grace's Lutheran Church, near Ida, on Sunday, January 19th, at 2 p.m. Rev. B.C. Castor conducting. His remains were laid to rest in the family graveyard at the foothills of Skyland, near the spot of his birth...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Nov 1949
JOHN ADAM SOURS Dies
            John Adam Sours, 72, died at his home in Jewell Hollow near Morning Star, on Sunday, October 30th, at 7:40 a.m. Mr. Sours had been in ill health for several months.
            He was born on September 7, 1877, and was the son of the late Adam and Adaline Campbell Sours and was a member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church.
            He is survived by his wife, Ollie Jewell Sours, and the following children: Robert W. Sours, of Luray, Emmett F. Sours, of Charlottesville, Calvin L. Sours, of Staunton, and Mrs. Floyd (Ida) Walter, of Warrenton, Va., and also one sister, Alma Sours, of Luray.
            The funeral was conducted on Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m., from the Morning Star Lutheran Church with the pastor, Rev. H.B. Arehart, officiating…     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Mar 1941
Death of Paul Jacob Sours
            Paul Jacob Sours, beloved old citizen of the Ida neighborhood, passed this life yesterday afternoon about 3:00 at his home. Had he lived until today he would have been 80…
            The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Sours, of Dutch descent, and had spent his entire life in Page County. He was well known to Page County people for his proficient farm work, both for himself and others, in his earlier years.
            Mr. Sours was married three times. His first wife was Miss Ronnie Fox, who died shortly after their marriage. Miss Sarah Weaver, deceased, was his second wife. His last wife, Betty Nichols Sours, preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by one son, his only child, Edward Lee Sours, who lives at the home place. A half sister, Rev. Jane Frazier, of the southern part of Virginia, is his only surviving relative. A sister, Mrs. Charles Sours, is deceased and also the following half brothers and sisters: Andrew Sours, Salome Sours and Mrs. Joe Ellis.
            The body of the deceased has been taken to Bradley’s Funeral Home where it will remain until the funeral Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Morning Star Lutheran Church, of which he was a devoted member. Rev. B.D. Castor will be in charge of the service. Interment will be in the Morning Star cemetery.                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Sep 1943
Funeral Services Held For SIMON H. SOURS
            Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 for Simon H. Sours, 39, who passed away at his home in Luray on Sunday morning at one o'clock. The service was in charge of Rev. B.D. Castor and was held at the Morning Star Lutheran Church. Interment was in Morning Star Cemetery.
            Simon H. Sours was born in the Morning Star section of the county the son of Mrs. Angeline Smelser Sours and the late Adam A. Sours. About eight months ago, due to ill health, he moved to Luray, but failed to improve as it was hoped he would.
            He leaves his wife, the former Miss Myrtle Smelser and the following children: Edith, Elva Mae, Ermon and Clinton Sours, all at home. Also surviving are three sisters: Mrs. Earl Cave, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Lester Jenkins, of Berryville, Va., Miss Daisy Sours, of Luray, and two brothers: John A. Sours and Elmer Sours, both of Jewell Hollow, Page County...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 May 1943
Death of HAROLD GEROME SPAIN
            Harold Gerome Spain, 28, a resident of Luray for the past eight years, passed away at the University Hospital on Friday of last week at 11:00 a.m. He had been ill only a day.
            Mr. Spain was the son of Herbert Spain, of Washington, D.C., and the late Mrs. Spain. He was born in Newport News, Va., and came to Luray about a Civilian Conservation Camp about eight years ago.
            ... He was a member of the Methodist Church.
            Surviving are his wife, who before marriage was Miss Virginia Dodson, of Rappahannock County, and four children: Billy, who is 7, Katherine, 6, Lewis Lynnwood, 3, and Charles Clifton, 6 months.
            He also leaves his father, a sister, Mrs. Lewis Jones, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a brother, Roy Spain, of Indiana.
            Last rites were conducted on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. W.A. Blankenbaker in charge of the service. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Dec 1941
Death of S.C. HOUCK STANLEY
            S.C. Houck Stanley, age 68 years, died at his home on Shenandoh Avenue on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock after an illness of ten weeks with a heart ailment.
            Mr. Stanley had received treatment at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the late George W. and Mae Deavers Stanley, and was born near Verbena where he spent his young days. He was a devout member of the Pentecostal Church and had recently given the land and financed the building of the new church near his home. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the B. or R.T.
            ...
            He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Mrs. Lee Strole Keyser, and two step sons, Vernon R. and Emmett W. Keyser, two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Rothgeb of Shenandoah and Mrs. Jennie Jones, of Washington, and one brother, Ross Stanley, of Elkton.
            His funeral will be preached Saturday afternoon at 2:30 by his pastors, Rev. John Henderson and Rev. George Stanley, from his late home. Burial will be in the Methodist cemetery
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Apr 1943
Shenandoah
Death of G.M. STANLEY
            Gilbert Milton Stanley, age 55, son of the late David Stanley and Sarah Jane Dovel Stanley, west of Shenandoah, died at the Western State Hospital on Saturday, April 24...Mr. Stanley had been in ill health for the past few years but his condition was not considered serious until the past few months.
            He is survived by his step-mother, Mrs. Nellie Michael Stanley, and the following sisters: Mrs. (Carrie) W.D. Purdham, Mrs. (Helen) Frank Fisher, of Philadelphia and three half sisters, Misses Lucille Stanley, Sarah Stanley and Betty Stanley.
Burial was on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. A short service was held at the grave.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jun 1946
Accidental Death of D.R. STEPP
            Friends and relatives were shocked to learn of the accidental death of David Richard Stepp, age 25 years, at his home at Fries, Va., on Thursday night, June 6th.
            He was found Friday morning suffocated from a fire from the bedding, which probably caught from a lighted cigarette.
            He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Stepp, of Shenandoah, and was born on March 27, 1921. Most of his life had been spent in Shenandoah, although he had served several years in the E.T.O. and had just received his honorable discharge from the Army in January. His last year in the service was spent in Germany. Since his return from Europe, he had divided his time from his parents in Shenandoah and his wife’s parents in Fries, Va. He was wounded while serving in Europe and had never fully recovered.
            He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Miss Lois Payne, and one daughter, age three years. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Ruby Darnell, of Shenandoah, and four brothers, Donald Stepp, of Washington, D.C., Arthur Stepp, of Shenandoah, William Stepp, of Baltimore, and Walter Stepp, who is now in the service and is stationed in Germany.
            He was a member of the Shenandoah U.B. Church and his funeral was conducted from his parents’ home Sunday afternoon by his pastor, the Rev. P.W. Fisher. Burial was in the U.B. Cemetery.                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Aug 1940
Death of ALONZORA STONEBERGER
            The Lucas Hollow and sorrounding communities were deeply grieved on Wednesday of this week to learn of the death of one of their most loved citizens, Alonzora Stoneberger. Mr. Stoneberger was 66 years of age and had lived near Lucas Hollow most of his life. His death is attributed to Cerebral Hemmorrhage and Paralysis. The deceased had been in failing health for the last two years, but until recently there had been no cause for alarm about his health. His parents were Godfrey and Ellie Nauman Stoneberger. A faithful worker all his life, Mr. Stoneberger was a member of the Brethren Church.
            In his early years he was married to Miss Mittie Lee Lucas, who survives him. To this union were born several children, four of whom survive. They are: Elmer, Howard, Virginia (Mrs. Good) and Mattie (Mrs. Nauman). Also mourning his death are two brothers, Wilmer and Virgil, of near Stanley, and one sister, Mrs. Myrtie Dovel, of Missouri.
            The last rites will take place today at Leak’s Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Asby Cubbage will be officiating minister. The interment will take place in the Leak’s Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Oct 1942
Death of MRS. ANNIE E. STONEBERGER
            Mrs. Annie E. Stoneberger, aged resident of Page county, passed this life on Saturday, October 17th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cleveland Buracker, at New Market, Va. Last rites were held Monday, Oct. 19th, at the Bethlehem Christian Church at Mauck, with Rev. W.E. Ferrell officiating.
            Mrs. Stoneberger was born January 8th, 1857, near Marksville, the daughter of Jacob and Eliza Parks. She married John Stoneberger, of Page county, and they resided on a farm near Long’s Crossing. After the death of her husband in March 1941, she went to lived with her son, John, who was a tenant on Grover Miller’s farm. At the death of this son in July of this year she visited with her other children. The deceased was a devoted member of the Christian Church and a loving mother and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
            She is survived by the following children, Mrs. R.L. Taylor, of Mauck; Mrs. Zora Aleshire, of Luray; Mrs. Cleveland Buracker, of New Market; Mrs. Blanche Berry, of Marksville; Grover C. Stoneberger, of Newport, and Clyde Stoneberger, of Luray. Two sons and two daughters are deceased, Frank P. and John Stoneberger and Mrs. Esta Mauck and Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor.
            Funeral services were held at Bethlehem Christian Church at Mauck at 3:00 p.m. on Monday with the Rev. W.E. Ferrell in charge…                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Nov 1943
Death of CLYDE STONEBERGER
            Clyde Stoneberger, 48, well known farmer and tenant farmer of this county for many years, died in the Harrisonburg Hospital on Monday following a protracted illness.
            For a long time he was a tenant on the farm of T.L. Brumback in the Ida neighborhood, later residing on the "Dee" Woodward farm where he was a willing and capable worker. He also had worked on numerous other farms in this county during his lifetime. It was while he was working on the Marion Hershberger farm that his health began to fail.
            He was a son of the late John Borton and Annie Parks Stoneberger, of this county. His wife, who before marriage was Miss Lelia Duncan, survives with the following children: Mrs. Loretta Pearl Nichols, PFC Armond Carlton Stoneberger, Camp Polk, La., Mrs. Lillian Virginia Fox, of Manassas, Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Seal, of Kearneysville, W.Va., Joseph B., Ruth Ann, Dorothym Ruby and Clyde William Stoneberger, all at home.
            Ge also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Grover Stoneberger, of Newport, Mrs. R.L. Taylor, of Stanley, Mrs. David Berry, of Stanley, Mrs. Zora Aleshire, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Cleveland Buracker, of New Market. Deceased brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Charles Taylor, John Stoneberger, Frank Stoneberger and Mrs. Lester Mauck.
            Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem Church, Stanley, Va., on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. W.E. Ferrell and Rev. H.C. Eller officiating.
HARRY P. STONEBERGER        
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 Mar 1939
Resident of Elkton Ill For Past Five Years Dies
            Harry P. Stoneberger, aged 40, well known resident of the Elkton section, died Wednesday evening at Blue Ridge Sanitorium following an illness...NEED REST OF ARTICLE
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Feb 1943
Death of JEAN ELIZABETH STONEBERGER
            Jean Elizabeth Stoneberger, 13, of Stanley, passed away at her home on Monday night of this week about six o'clock. She had been in ill health for a number of months.
            Jean Elizabeth was a daughter of Rufus Stoneberger and Mrs. Artie Bradley Stoneberger Jenkins. She was born on August 28, 1929 in Stanley. She attended the Stanley School...
            Besides her parents, she is survived by a half-brother and half-sister, Jimmie and Barbara Gwyn Jenkins.
            Last rites were held yesterday from the Methodist Church in Stanley at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. F.T. Fulcher in charge of the services. Burial was in the Adventist Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Mar 1941
Death of JOHN BARTON STONEBERGER
            John Barton Stoneberger, 89, died Sunday morning, March 2nd., about 9:00 at the home of his son, John W. Stonebrger, on the Grover Miller Farm…
            The deceased was a native of Page County all of his life. He was the son of the late Willie and Mildred Short Stoneberger. At an early age he joined the Christian Church. He married Annie E. Parks, who survives. Surviving children are: Mrs. R.L. Taylor, of the Kiblinger's Store neighborhood, John W. Stoneberger, Grover C. Stoneberger, of the Battle Creek section, Clyde Stoneberger, Mrs. Luther Aleshire, of Luray, Mrs. Blanche Berry, of Stanley, Frank Stoneberger, of West Virginia, and Mrs. Gene Buracker, of near Stanley.
            Last rites for the deceased will take place today (Tuesday) at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Christian Church with the Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 11 Mar 1941
Death of JOHN BARTON STONEBERGER
(Contributed)
            John Barton Stoneberger, 89, died Sunday morning, March 2nd., about 9:00 at the home of his son, John W. Stonebrger, on the Grover Miller Farm…
            The deceased was a native of Page County all of his life. He was the son of the late Willie and Mildred Short Stoneberger. At an early age he joined the Christian Church. He married Annie E. Parks, who survives with the following children, Mrs. R.L. Taylor, of the Kiblinger Store neighborhood; John W. Stoneberger, of Luray; Grover C. Stoneberger, of Newport; Clyde Stoneberger, of Luray; Mrs. Luther Aleshire, of Luray; Mrs. David Berry, of Stanley; Frank Stoneberger, of West Virginia, and Mrs. Cleveland Buracker, of Egypt Bend. Two children are deceased, Mrs. Lester Mauck and Mrs. Charles Taylor.
            Others he leaves to mourn his loss are, his sister, Mrs. Barbara Aleshire, of Shenandoah, forty-five grandchildren and forty-six great grandchildren.
            …
            Last rites for the deceased were held Tuesday, March 4th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Christian Church with the Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating. Interment in the Yager Cemetery.                                                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Jan 1943
Death of MAX BERLIN STONEBERGER
            Max Berlin Stoneberger, grandson of Joseph H. Stoneberger, passed away at his grandfather's home at Mountain View on Tuesday night, January 19th, at 8:00 o'clock.
            Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m., from the Mountain View Church with burial in the cemetery there...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Jan 1943
Death of MAX BERLIN STONEBERGER
(Contributed)
            Max Berlin Stoneberger, 16, son of Mrs. Dorothy Deavers, died on Tuesday of last week, at 8:00 p.m. at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Stoneberger, after a brief illness of only ten days...
            ... Hunting and trapping were favorite sports. He attended Springfield School about two years ago...
            Max had recently expressed the desire to enlist in the Marine Corps when he was older.
            He leaves to mourn his loss his mother, a sister, Bertha, 10, two brothers, Samuel, 8, and Forest, 3, his grandparents, and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
            Last rites were held from the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Mountain View on Thursday afternoon of last week at 2:00. Elder Percy Manuel was in charge of the service.
            Interment was in the adjoining cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jan 1943
Death of WILMER H. STONEBERGER
            Wilmer H. Stoneberger, 62 years and 5 months of age, of the Keystone section, died at his home on Monday morning, January 4th, at 5:40 following a short illness. His death is attributed to paralysis.
            Mr. Stoneberger, who made his living by farming, was the son of the late Godfrey and Mary Susan Lucas, of this county. He was born on July 4, 1880 and was raised in this section of the county where he passed away.
            His wife, the former Miss Betty Dovel, survives him with the following children: Godfrey Stoneberger, of Stanley, Mrs. Dewey Sigler, Mrs. Frank Smoots and Mrs. Harvey Derflinger, all of Brunswick, Md., Mrs. Everett Lam and Mrs. Clifton Flora and Ellick Stoneberger, all of Baltimore, Mrs. Harold Frye, of Harrisonburg, Taswell Stoneberger, of Stanley, and Mrs. Carl Rudolph, of Annapolis, Md. One son, Michael Stoneberger, is deceased. He also leaves twenty-seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Myrtle Dovel, of Arapaho, Okla., also survives.
          Funeral services were conducted yesterday from Leak's Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. E.E. Sumpter, of Shenandoah, conducting the service. Interment was in the Leak's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Oct 1942
VIRGIL L. STONEBERGER Dies
            Virgil L. Stoneberger, 79, passed away at his home near Stanley on Saturday, October 3rd as the result of a stroke of paralysis. He had been in comparatively good health and his death was unexpected and a great shock to his many friends.
            The deceased was the son of Godfrey and Susan Lucas Stoneberger and had spent his entire lifetime in Page County. He leaves a wide circle of friends and relatives in the Stanley neighborhood who deeply regret his passing.
            His wife died about twenty years ago. Surviving are four daughters and one son.
            Last rites took place at the Stanley Adventist Church on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. Jenkins officiating. Interment took place in the Adventist Cemetery.                                  
Page News & Courier Thursday 22 Oct 1942
Last Rites Held For VIRGIL STONEBERGER
(Contributed)
            Virgil Elmo Stoneberger died at the home of his son-in-law, Gilbert Good. He was born May 22, 1873. Died Oct. 3, 1942, age 69 years, 4 months and 11 days. His death came as a great shock to all who knew him. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis...
            He was taken sick on the river while fishing with his son and family. He was later brought to the Luray hospital where his condition was said to be serious.
            He was married to Parrie Lee Good, daughter of Noah Good, who died about 29 years ago. He is survived by the following children, Mrs. Minnie Price, Mrs. Blanche Stanley, Mrs. Dellia Viands, all of Elkton, Va., Mrs. Mary Comer, of Shenandoah, Va., Mrs. Mattie Good and Melvin Stoneberger, both of Stanley. One brother, Wilmer Stoneberger, of Stanley, and a sister Mrs. J.C. (Myrtle) Dovel, of Arapho, Okla., also survive. He also leaves 29 grandchildren and 7 great grand-children.
            ...
            The funeral was held at the Stanley Adventist Church Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 3:00 with Eld. J.B. Jenkins officiating. Interment took place in the same cemetery. W.O. Brill, of Elkton, was in charge of the funeral.                                                                                             
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Jan 1940
The Passing of CHARLES FRANKLIN STRICKLER
            Charles Franklin Strickler, a resident of the Kimball section for the past thirty five years, passed away at his home Monday night, January 1, after an illness of approximately five years. The immediate cause of his death was paralysis.
            Mr. Strickler was born in the year 1873 at Leaksville, this county, and resided in that section a number of years. He followed the occupation of farming all his life but when a young man conducted for sometime a general merchandise store business at Newport, this county. In later years he assisted D.W. Strickler, of Luray, in the mercantle business. He owned a small farm in the Kimball section and until his health began failing farmed on a small scale. Since that time his son-in-law, McKinley Dinges, has been successfully conducting the farm. He was the son of the late Isaac and Mary Catherine Louderback Strickler, of Leaksville and when a young man married Miss Virginia Monroe, of Sperryville, who survives. To this union were born three children: Floyd Strickler, who passed away a number of years ago, Mrs. McKinley (Katie) Dinges, who resides with her parents, and Grace, who died in infancy. Besides his wife and daughter, a number of grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Nannie Batman, of Shenandoah, survive. The deceased brothers and sisters are: David Strickler, of Indiana; John W. Strickler, of Kimball; Mrs. Ida Guinn, of Oklahomoa; Mrs. David Batman, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Luther Painter, of Leaksville and Mrs. Betty Dofflemoyer and Mrs. Walter Strickler, of Luray.
            The Reverend Henry C. Eller, his pastor, assisted by the Reverend E. L. Cave, of Shenandoah, conducted the services at Beahm's Chapel, of Wednesday, January 3, at 2 p.m. Interment was in the Beahm's Chapel cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Sep 1942
ELDER D.W. STRICKLER
            Eld. David Walter Strickler, 84, Luray’s beloved “Marryin Parson”, and for many years one of the most prominent citizens of this county, passed this life on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, September 13th. Death came after an illness of several weeks as a result of his advanced years. Elder Strickler had made his home with Mrs. Myrtle Comer and her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Spitler, for the past three years and had been tenderly cared for by them…
            The passing of Elder Strickler has filled the community with sorrow and grief. He was held in the highest respect by all who knew him and his contribution to the daily life, and the history of Page County marks a great loss to this section.
            He was a man of much versatility and unusual ability. For forty years he was an elder of the Mt. Zion Brethren Church when he served with merit and devotion. As a Brethren preacher he married 865 couples during his span of life, a record which will probably stand for many years in this section. He served on the Luray Town Council as Recorder from Sept. 1st., 1905 to Aug. 31st, 1907. He was president of the Page Farmers Mutual Telephone Company for two years just before the company was purchased by the Virginia Telephone and Telegraph Company about 1915. He also was proprietor of a mercantile store on Main Street, first at the present location of the Rhodes Store, later moving to the store on West Main adjacent to Huffman’s Meat Market. Thus business he operated from 1896 until a few years ago when he abandoned it because of his age.
            David Walter Strickler was born March 4th, 1858, at Egypt Bend, the son of David H. and Amanda Fleming Strickler. About 1885 he worked for three years on a farm in Kansas and it was while there that he joined the Brethren Church. He later returned to Page County.
            He was married to Rebecca Lee Strickler, who passed this life three years ago last March. There were no children. Deceased brothers and sisters are, Mrs. Richard Deavers, of Rileyville, Mrs. John Knott, of Luray and Marcellus Strickler, who died in Kansas.
            A large gathering of sorrowing friends and relatives were present at the obsequies on Tuesday morning at Beahm’s Chapel, Rev. Joseph Foster, of Rockingham County, and formerly of Page County, preached the funeral and interment took place in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.
            Many years ago Elder Strickler and a brother minister of the Church of the Brethren, Elder George Painter, entered into an agreement that if Elder Strickler died first his funeral sermon should be preached by Elder Painter and if the latter die first his funeral services should be conducted by Elder Strickler. The ministerial pact was carried out on the 12th of this month seventeen years ago when Elder Strickler conducted the funeral services for the late Mr. Painter.                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 May 1941
Death of H.D. STROLE
            Harry D. Strole, age 49 years, was almost instantly killed early Friday morning, May 2, 1941, by a drifting flat car.
            The car passed over his right should, crushing his right lung and left hand and causing some injury to his right eye. The accident occurred about 4 o’clock Friday morning as the car was being shifted from one track to another. He was rushed to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he expired about 6:30. Mr. Strole was conscious and able to talk a little to his wife and a few friends.
            He had spent almost his entire life in the service of the Railroad Company and for years had served as Yard Conductor.
            He was the son of the late David P. and Rebecca Foltz Strole, of Grove Hill. He was married to Miss Gertrude Lucas, of Grove Hill about thirteen years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church to which he gave his loyal support and also a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. His cheery disposition and friendly manner won for him the esteem and love of the neighborhood.
            Surviving are his wife and two children, Rebecca and Merle Strole, and the following brothers and sisters: William Strole, Clyde V. Strole, Mrs. Vernon Jenkins, and Miss Virginia Strole, of Miami, Florida.
            The funeral was conducted from his late home on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. E.E. Sumper officiating, assisted by Rev. John Henderson…
            The burial was in the U.B. Cemetery with the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in charge.                                                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Mar 1941
MRS. MARTHA ELLEN STROLE Dies
            After an illness lasting more than a year Mrs. Martha Ellen Strole, beloved resident of the Stanley section, passed this life on Monday afternoon, March 17th from the infirmities of old age. She was eighty six years of age.
            Mrs. Strole had been living at the home of her cousin, Tom Foltz, and family at Stanley for about a year... She was born at Newport, this county, in 1856 the daughter of John P. and Elizabeth Koontz Foltz. She received her education in the county schools and remaind a lifelong resident. She was a devoted member of the Brethren Church which she joined when a young firl. She married Luther Strole, who passed this life in 1899 and to this union were born four sons and three daughters, five of whom survive. Surviving children are John Strole, of Falls Church, Frank Strole, of Hagerstown, Harry Strole, of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Chas. (Minnie) Nauman, of Stanley, Mrs. Ethel Karnes, of Hagerstown. Deceased children are Mrs. Harry (Eliza) Boby, deceased four years ago and Wilmer Strole, who died about thirty years ago.
            Surviving brothers and sisters are Ashby Foltz, of Luray, and Mrs. Emmie Printz, of Shenandoah. Deceased brothers and sisters are Mrs. Bettie Shuler, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Sarah Shuler, of Grove Hill, Charlie Foltz, of Alma, and Hubert Foltz, of Newport. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of going to press.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Dec 1940
Death of MRS. ELIZABETH STROLE
            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Strole, age 87 years, died at Ingham on Sunday evening, Dec. 22, 1940, after an extended illness with heart trouble.
            Mrs. Strole was born and reared near Comertown where she was effectionately known as "Aunt Sis"...
            She was the widow of the late Frank P. and was a member of the Episcopal Church. She is survived by six daughters: Mrs. Reuben Comer, Mrs. Paul Kauffman, Mrs. W.J. Beaghn, Mrs. H.S. Stanley, Mrs. E.R. Grimsley and Mrs. Bud Hilliard.
            The funeral was conducted on Wednesday, December 25, by the Rev. Barnell. Interment was in the Strole Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jun 1946
Death of CHARLES E. STROOP
            Charles Edward Stroop, 81, of the Alma section of the county, died at his home Wednesday, June 12th, at 2:20 a.m., after an illness of several years.
            The deceased is the son of the late Charlie and Susan Blosser Stroop, and was born in he Alma section where he resided for his entire life. He was an outstanding farmer and was employed by Mike Long for a number of years. His wife, Annie Blosser, preceded him in death in 1904.
            Surviving are following children, Robert Stroop, of Montana, Miss Essie Stroop, at home, G.G. Stroop, of Leaksville, Jesse Stroop, of Vicksburg, Miss., Mrs. Clay (Polly) Campbell and Mrs. Clark (Virgie) Short, of Alma. One grandson and granddaughter also survive with the following half sisters and brother- Mrs. Katherine Campbell, Miss Belle Stroop and Mrs. Maggie Turner, all of Stanley, and John L. Stroop, of Bixler’s Ferry. 
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Dec 1941
Death of ARTHUR N. STROUPE, JR.
            Arthur N. Stroupe, Jr., 15 years and 11 months old, died at the Catawba Sanatorium in Catawba, Va. on Friday, December 19th, at 8 o'clock following an extended illness since last March. He was taken to the Catawba about five days before his death where everything possible was done to restore his health.
            Arthur was the son of Arthur N. and Polly Jenkins Stroupe, of Rileyville. He was born in January of 1926.
            Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lloyd Offenbacker, of Tanner's Ridge, and six brothers, Elwood, Calvin, Dennis, Franklin, Roy and Robert.
            Last rites were held yesterday (Monday) at the Episcopal Mission at Tanner's Ridge at 1 o'clock with Rev. T.E. Shultz, of Hamilton, Va., and Rev. R.H. Lee, of Luray, in charge of the service. Interment was in the family cemetery at Tanner's Ridge.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Apr 1945
PFC. HERMAN SULLIVAN Killed in Action
            Pfc. Herman E. Sullivan, Jr., (Pete), age 23 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sullivan, of Washington, D.C., and Shenandoah, was killed in action in Germany on April 6,1945, according to information received by his mother on Friday from the War Department in Washington, D.C.
            Pfc. Sullivan entered the service in June, 1944, and left for overseas duty in October, 1944, where he served with General Hodges' famous First Army. He was a member of the infantry and had requested special combat duty.
            Pfc. Sullivan was born in Shenandoah on September 8, 1922, and lived here until he had completed the first five years of school. He then completed his grammar schooling in Washington, D.C., later graduating from McKinley High School in Washington.
            He married Miss Nellie Fisher, of Washington, D.C., who with two children, Michael and Virginia, survive him. He was a member of Fields Methodist Church and was employed by The Merck Company before entering the service.
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            Besides his wife and children, he is survived by his parents, Herman E. Sullivan, Sr., and Mrs. Vada Judd Sullivan, four brothers, Master Sgt. James Sullivan, of Shepherd Field, Texas, Julian Sullivan, S 1/c, USN, now serving on Luzon, Joe and Paul Sullivan at home, and two sisters, Mrs. James (Helen) Vick, of Shenandoah, and Miss Annie Sullivan, at home.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 Jul 1940
ROBERT GENE TAYLOR
            Robert Gene Taylor, fourteen-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Taylor, of the Ida Homestead died about 1:30 a.m., on Saturday morning of las week at the Page Memorial Hospital from pneumonia. The child had been ill for three weeks.
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            The funeral took place on Sunday, Jly 7th, on the Skyline Drive at the home of the parents. Rev. H.C. Eller was in charge of the services.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Oct 1949
Death of EDWARD THOMAS
            A resident of the Tanner’s Ridge community, Edward Joseph Thomas, 79, passed away Tuesday at 12:05 p.m., in Staunton, Va.
            Mr. Thomas was born near Tanner’s Ridge October 12, 1870, and was a son of the late John and Mary Catherine Thomas. Most of his life was spent in the Tanner’s Ridge community. He was a farmer and a member of the Free Baptist Church.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Carrie C. Cave and the following children: Sam, Bud W., Joseph S., and Jonah Thomas, Mrs. Carl (Manda) Breeden, Mrs. Austin (Inez) Jenkins, Mrs. Raymond (Bessie) Jenkins, all of Stanley, and Mrs. Elsie Lam, of Shenandoah. He also leaves four brothers, Reuben, Cleve, Ernest and Jim Thomas and a sister, Mrs. Dick (Nancy) Offenbacker, all of Stanley.
            Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m., at All Saint’s Mission, Tanner’s Ridge with Rev. Gird Cave in charge. Burial will be in the Thomas Cemetery in the National Park.                                                                                                             
Page News & Courier, 8 Apr 1943
Death of MRS. LYDIA ANNIE THOMAS
            Mrs. Lydia Annie Thomas, of Luray, died suddenly on Saturday morning of last week of a heart attack. Her death occurred just outside of the County Office Building on South Court Street.
            Mrs. Thomas, a daughter of the late Henry Buracker and Martha Hurt Buracker, was born near Long's crossing, this county. Her husband, who has been dead a number of years, was Henry Thomas, of Luray.
            She is survived by two children: Mrs. Luther (Gernie) Cave, of Luray and Elmer Thomas, of Norfolk. One son died in 1933. She also leaves two brothers: Sam Buracker, of near Stanley, and Tom Buracker, of Hagerstown, Md.
            Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from Bradley's Funeral Home with Elder A.W. Campbell officiating. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 Jan 1940
Death of OSWALL RAYMOND THOMAS
            Funeral services were held last Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley, Rockingham County, for Oswall Raymond Thomas, son of the late George W. Thomas. His death was caused by a fall on the ice Saturday night, December 30. He entered the Harrisonburg hospital on Monday and passed away shortly afterwards. He was about 39 years of age. His wife before marriage was Miss Ressie Fox. Besides his wife he is survived by the following: one son, James, two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Annie) Good and Mrs. John (Ethel) Stoneberger, of near Stanley, and one brother, Lloyd Thomas, of Pennsylvania.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Feb 1946
Death of WILLIAM HENRY THOMAS
            William Henry Thomas, 84, life-long resident of the Tanner’s Ridge section, died at his home on Saturday morning, February 9, at two o’clock after a prolonged illness.
            A son of the late John Thomas and Mary Cave Thomas, he was born at Tanner’s Ridge on April 17, 1861. His wife, the former Virginia Frances Lam, survives him with the following children: Miss Bertha Susan Thomas, at home, Daniel A. Thomas, Mrs. John (Minnie) Offenbacker, Mrs. Everett (June) Breeden and Mathew Leake Thomas, all of Stanley, Mrs. Arthur (Irene) Weakley, of Silver Spring, Md., and Mrs. G.A. (Dorothy) Cave, of Shenandoah.  A daughter, Mrs. Nornie Meadows, is deceased. His surviving brothers and sisters are: James, Rube, Ernest, and Joe Thomas, all of Stanley, Cleve Thomas, of Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Nancy Offenbacker, of Stanley. He also leaves nineteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
            He was a member of the Episcopal Church…
            Last rites were conducted by his pastor, Rev. Dennis Whittle, assisted by G.A. Cave, at the Thomas graveyard at Tanner’s Ridge on Monday at 1:00 p.m.                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Apr 1943
DEATH OF MARY THOMAS
            Mary Elizabeth Thomas, age five years and five months daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Thomas, of Shenandoah, died at the R.M. Hospital on Wednesday, April 14, about noon...
            She is survived by her parents and five sisters, Mrs. Harry L. Leap, of McGaheysville, Mrs. Howard Good, of Shenandoah, Misses Dorothy, Mildred and Evelyn, at home, and two brothers, PFC, Irvin Lee Thomas, of Greensboro, Pa., and Harry Thomas, Jr., at home
            The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home by the Rev. E.E. Sumpter, assisted by Rev. Clifford Wood.
** Thursday 29 Apr 1943 Issue Says Mary was buried Sunday, April 8 in the Methodist cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Oct 1941
Death of MRS. B.H. THOMPSON
            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Thompson, age 85 years, wife of the late Benjamin Henry Thompson, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Pence, on October 2, 1941, after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Thompson had been confined to her bed for 12 years and six months and during that time was tenderly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Pence. Death was due to old age and complications.
            Mrs. Thompson was born in Rockingham County in 1856 and was before her marriage to Mr. Thompson in 1878 Miss Mary Meadows. She received her education in Rockingham county schools and moved to Shenandoah from Free Union, Albermarle County about 40 years ago.
            She is survived by the following children, Mrs. Sarah Jane Williams, Mrs. Bessie Pence, John Thompson, Virgil Thompson, Mrs. Christine Sly and Jasper Thompson, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. William Thompson, of Elkton. She leaves 35 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Leonard Meadows, of Elkton, and one sister, Mrs. Newton Dovel, of Elkton.
            She was laid to rest in the U.B. Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 5, with the Rev. G.A. Stanley and Rev. J. Osgood officiating.                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Jul 1948
Death of MRS. JERRY TRIGGS
            Mrs. Lillian Plum Triggs, 64, died at her home in Martinsburg, W.Va., on July 5th, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Triggs had been confined to her bed for the past six months.
            A daughter of the late John and Sarah Plum, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Triggs was born and spent her youth here. She was a member of the Shenandoah Evangelical United Brethren Church.
            She is survived by her husband, Jerry Triggs, and one son, Billy Triggs, at home, one brother, William H. Plum, of Shenandoah, and one sister, Mrs. Maggie McDorman, of Martinsburg, W.Va.
            Funeral services were held Wednesday at a funeral home in Martinsburg, with the Rev. J.R. Collis, pastor of the Second Evangelical United Brethren Church of Martinsburg, officiating. Burial was in the Rosedale Cmetery.                                               
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 May 1942
Death of ALBERT JACKSON TRIPLETT
            Albert Jackson Triplett, aged resident of Compton, passed away in Staunton on Monday night of this week following an illness of several months.
            The deceased was the son of the late Mandley and Sarah Compton Triplett and was 81 years, 10 months and 13 days old at the time of his death. During his life he had spent most of his time engaged in farming…
            In early life he married Miss Annie L. Yates, who preceded him in death in 1918. To them were born the following children, all of whom survive: Mrs. Clarence (Esther) Fristoe, of Overall; Floyd Triplett, of Overall; Mrs. R.C. (Agnes) Kibler, of Overall; Mrs. Ralph (Mattie) Burner, of Shenandoah; P.J. Triplett, of Aliquippa, Pa.; R.E. Triplett, of Compton; Mrs. Ray (Mamie) Blosser, of Winchester; Mrs. D.T. (Bessie) Rowe, of Oakland, Calif.; and Mrs. Ethel Marshall, of Baltimore, Md. One sister, Mrs. S.F. (Emma) Kenner, of Rivertown, also survives. There are nineteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren living.
            Last rites took place yesterday (Thursday) from the Compton Union Church at 2 o’clock. Rev. F.T. Fulcher, of Rileyville, officiated. Interment was in the Rileyville Cemetery.                                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Sep 1941
Two Killed in County By Autos
Child, 4 Years Old, Killed South of Stanley              (DENVER LEE TURNER)
            Denver Lee Turner, four year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Turner of Stanley, was instantly killed on the Eastside Highway just south of the corporate limits of Stanley, near Blosser's store on Monday afternoon about 3:30 o'clock when he darted in front of an automobile driven by Mrs. Florence Parker Roebling, of the Page, Warren, Shenandoah Health District who was returning to Luray after a week-end visit with her family in Charlottesville. She was driving a Plymouth coupe.
           
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Jul 1941
MRS. G.C. TURNER Dies
            Mrs. Annie Frances Rebecca Turner, wife of George Calvin Turner, of the Naked Creek community near Shenandoah, died at her home on Monday night at 10 o’clock, at the age of 74 years.
            She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. R.W. Palmer, of Waynesboro; Mrs. R.A. Jones, of Naked Creek; Mrs. Homer Comer, of Naked Creek; and Mrs. Frank Richards, of Luray; Vern and Russell Turner, of Naked Creek; Everette Turner, of Elkton, and Harry, at home. Twenty-one grandchildren survive and 3 great grandchildren.
            She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Huddle, of Shenandoah Junction, and Mrs. Gussie Anderson, of Roanoke, and two brothers, Clint Davis, of Shenandoah, and Arthur Davis, of Verbena.
            Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. Lee E. Shaeffer officiating. Interment was in the Comer cemetery near Shenandoah.           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Dec 1942
Last Rites Held for MRS. MARY CAROLINE TURNER
            Last rites were held yesterday at 11:00 a.m., at the Leaksville Christian Church for Mrs. Mary Caroline Turner, 83, who passed away at the home of her daughter in Stanley on Monday afternoon at 12:30, following an illness of several weeks.
            Mrs. Turner was the daughter of the late Noah and Susan Hockman Painter, of Leaksville. In 1886 she married Isaac Turner in 1922. For the past eight years she has been living with her daughter, Mrs. Solon Nauman, in Stanley.
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            Surviving are the following children: Harry, Will, I.H. and Earl Turner and Mrs. Solon (Clara) Nauman and Mrs. Sudie Painter, all of Stanley. Three children: Mrs. Nellie Ramey, Mrs. Etta Painter and Miss Eula May Turner, are deceased. She leaves one brother, I. Newton Painter, of Frederick County. Several brothers and sisters are deceased.
            The funeral was conducted by Eld. J.B. Jenkins and interment took place in the Leaksville Cemetery.                                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Apr 1949
MRS. PEORIA E. TURNER Dies.
            The Leak’s Chapel community was distressed to learn of the passing of Mrs. Peoria Estella Turner, 62, on Sunday morning at 10:30. Her death occurred at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for several days. Mrs. Turner had been in failing health for the past year and a half.
            A daughter of the late Jacob R. and Emmaline Lucas Goode, she was born on August 19, 1886, in the Leak’s Chapel section. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church and a lifelong resident of Page County.
            Preceding her in death was her husband, Thomas R. Turner, who died in July 1935. Her first husband, Lewis Turner, died in 1919.
            Surviving are the following children: Mrs. John (Lula) Miller, Floyd and Richard Turner, Kensington, Md., Jacob and Ellis Turner, Mrs. Carl (Gladys) Courtney and Mrs. Alfred (Reda) Stoneberger, all of Stanley, Mrs. Earl (Lorraine) Maye, of Shenandoah, Mrs. James (Hazel) Rothgeb, of Luray, and Charles Turner, of Front Royal. One daughter is deceased. She also leaves two brothers, Clarence Good, of Stanley, Arthur Good, of Luray, and a sister, Mrs. John (Gernie) Turner, of Shenandoah, 28 grand-children and 4 great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from Leak’s Chapel Church with Rev. Freed and Rev. Ausby Cubbage in charge. Burial was in the Church Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Dec 1943
Nephew of Mrs. David Shenk Killed in Action                     (ROY TURNER)
            Pvt. Roy Turner, U.S. Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Turner, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., nephew of Mrs. David Shenk, of near the Caverns, was killed in action at McKim Island on Nov. 21st. Pvt. Turner is survived by his parents, and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Willie Hilliards, Mrs. Herman Hilliards and Levi, Elwood and Abraham Turner, of Shepherdstown, Walter Turner, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and three brothers with the armed force, Rufus and Lawrence Turner, U.S. Army, and Robert Turner, with the Coast Guards.
            Pvt. Turner had been in the services for about two years and had been stationed in the South Pacific for sometime.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Nov 1940
Death of KIRBY E. WARREN
            Kirby E. Warren, 65, well known citizen of Page County throughout his life and son of the late J.W.T. Warren of Civil War famr and Mrs. Pamily Printz Warren, died at the Charlottesville Hospital early Monday morning of this week. Immediate cause of hsi death were a complication of diseases and the amputation of a foot from which he had been suffering for many years. He had been in the Charlottesville Hospital for several weeks. His body was brought to Luray by a Bradley ambulance. Funeral services will take place at the Bradley Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will take place in Green Hill Cemetery.
            ... He was considered quite a historian and has contributed on many occasions to the Page News and Courier's "Do You Remember" column under the name of "Kew". His contributions were unusual, authentic and gave excelletn account of the happenings of early Luray... His keen mind was perhaps inherites from his paternal ancestors for it is known that there has seldom lived here a man better versed and with a better memory that J.W.T. Warren, father of the deceased. Kirby Warren's mother, Mrs. Pamily Printz Warren, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Printz, was also one of the best known citizens of this place. J.W.T. Warren, the father, was a member of White's Battalion, Company H Stewarts Brigade with the Confederate Army. The stories which he told concerning the Civil War have become a saga in Page County.
            The deceased was educated in the schools of Page County... He was an employee of the Luray Caverns for about five years and was in Florida with Col. Northcott for sometime. He was a Mason and was thrice married.
            He is survived by his third wife, who resides in New York. There was one child, Jamie, by his first wife, who died in infancy.
            Brothers and sisters who survive are Mrs. Ward S. (Eula V.) Rhodes, of Baltimore; Willie B., of Youngstown, Ohio, and Ralph C., of New York. Deceased brothers are L.C. "Bud", of Baltimore, and Hary M. of New York.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Feb 1943
Sudden Death of LEMUEL IRVIN WATERS
            The sudden death of Lemuel Irvin Waters, of Saturday morning, Feb. 6th...
            Lemuel Irvin Waters, who was 44 years, 11 months and 6 days of age, was an employee of the Virginia Oak Tannery, Inc., at the time of his death. He was born at Kimball, Va., the son of James H. and the late Mrs. Waters and spent the best years of his life in the county...
            The deceased was twice married. First, to the late Evelyn Virginia Racer, of Kimball, to which union the following surviving children were born, Elbert Waters, of a Public Service Camp located in California; P.F.C. Douglas Waters, of Camp Croft, S.C., and Lyda and Elwood, of Luray. His second wife is Beulah Virginia Middleton, who survives with the following children, Vivian, Lucy, Delorise, Leroy and Lemuel Irvin. Also surviving are the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. William (Ollie) Breeden, of Luray; Mrs. Emmett (Maudie) Hoak, of Kimball; J. Ernest Waters, of Kimball, and a twin brother, Mervin W. Waters, also of Kimball.
            Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Beahm's Chapel Church at 2:00 p.m. with Elder H.E. Wakeman officiating, assisted by Rev. Henry C. Eller. Interment will be in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Mar 1941
ED WEAKLEY Dead
            The death of Edward Kenzie Weakley, 61, prominent farmer of the Pine Grove section, at 8:30 o’clock on Thursday morning of this week came as a great shock to his many friends and relatives although he had been in ill health since Christmas. Death resulted from a complication of diseases.
            Mr. Weakley was a leader in his community and through his genial personality held many fast friends… He was born May 30th, 1880 the son of David C. and Virginia Edins Weakley, both deceased. He followed farming and attained considerable success. He was married in 1907 to Miss Annie Berry who survives him. To this union were born the following children who survive: Ersel and Evelyn, at home, and Mrs. Earl (Laura) Breeden, of the Marksville section. Two children are deceased. The deceased leaves one sister and one brother, Miss Mattie Weakley, and J.W. Weakley, of Pine Grove.
            Last rites will take place at Pine Grove Episcopal Church at 3 p.m. today (Friday) with interment in Pettit cemetery. Rev. R.H. Lee assisted by Elder A.W. Campbell, will officiate.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Apr 1943             SHENANDOAH SECTION
Death of SOLOMON WEAKLEY
            The community received with much sorrow the news of the death of one of its aged citizens, Solomon Weakley, 75, on Monday night at his home here.                                          Mr. Weakley had been in failing health for a number of years...
            He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Lizzie Brown, granddaughter of Rev. George W. Brown, of Grove Hill, and the following children: Martin Weakley, stationed with the Army in the west, Elwood and Jack Weakley, on Shenandoah, and a daughter.
            The funeral will not be held until Friday so that his son, Martin, may get here. The service will be held at 3:00 p.m., but at the time of going to press the place was not known. Interment will be at Grove Hill.                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Apr 1943
Last Rites for S.R. WEAKLEY
            Funeral services for Solomon Richard Weakley, age 75, were held from the U.B. Church on Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock by the Rev. Fisher. Interment was in the Methodist Cemetery. Mr. Weakley died last Monday, March 29, after one week's illness following a paralytic stroke.
            He was born at McGaheysville on Aug. 29, 1867 and was the son of the late Patrick and Betty Weakley. He moved his family to Shenandoah in 1918 from Waynesboro, and was employed by the Norfolk and Western Railway.
            He was married on October 14, 1900 to Miss Lessie Brown, of Grove Hill, granddaughter of Rev. George William Brown, who with the following children survive: Jack, James, and Misses Virginia and Marie, at home, Private Martin Weakley, of Denver, Colo.; and Elwood, of Warrenton, Va...
Page News & Courier Thursday 28 Jan 1943
MRS. BENTON WEATHERHOLTZ Succumbs
            Mrs. Benton Weatherholtz, 73, of the Piney Woods neighborhood, Stanley, died yesterday afternoon at 1:00 at her home following a brief illness of pneumonai which lasted about a week.
            The deceased was born Rosetta Smith, daughter of the late Emanuel Smith and Barbara Ann Sours Smith. In early life she married Benton Weatherholtz, a farmer of this county.
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            Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Carl Weatherholtz, of Stanley, and a number of grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A son is deceased. One sister, Mrs. Joseph Coffman, of Stanley, also survives. A number of brothers and sisters are deceased.
            Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 11:00 a.m. from the Adventist Church in Stanley with Rev. B.D. Castor officiating.
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Dec 1940
EDWARD WEAVER, of Stanley, Dies From Crash
            Edward G. Weaver, aged 21, of Stanley, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident on Sunday night of this week, passed away on Monday evening, at 8:20 in the Harrisonburg Hospital where he was rushed after the accident...
            Weaver was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Weaver, of near Stanley, and has been employed by Huffman Brothers of Stanley as truck driver for some time.
            He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Floyd Weaver, John Paul Weaver and Charles Weaver and Mrs. Clifford (Irene) Blosser, Misses Catherine and Marie Weaver, all of Stanley.
            The funeral was held yesterday, Thursday, from the Adventist Church in Stanley at 11 o'clock with Elders J.B. Jenkins and John H. Henderson in charge of the services. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Oct 1942
Death of PAUL WEAVER
            Paul Weaver, 86, well known farmer and resident of Weaver Hollow died at his home at 12:00 o’clock on Sunday, Sept. 27, 1942, after a long illness. Mr. Weaver was born on March 20, 1856, and had spent the greater part of his life in the community where he passed away. He was a member of the Jolletts Methodist Church.
            Mr. Weaver was twice married, his first wife, Mrs. Sara Smith Weaver, of Jolletts, preceded him in death 24 years ago. His second wife, who before marriage 19 years ago, was Miss Myrtle Cubbage, of Luray, survives him with their four children: Edward, Ivy, Blanche and Mozelle Weaver, all at home.
             A son by the first marriage, John Gruver Weaver, died on Sept. 17, at the University Hospital at Charlottesville.
            Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Weaver Hollow Church, with the Rev. George Shivers officiating. Interment was in the Jolletts Cemetery.                                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Oct 1940
Death of MRS. WILLIE WEAVER (SUSIE)
            The Kimball neighborhood of this county was grieved and shocked this week to learn of the death of Mrs. Susie Weaver, a lifelong resident of Kimball and the grandmother of thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. She died Wednesday morning, October 9th, at 9:30 at the age of seventy years after one year of sickness. Cause of death was a complication of diseases.
            Mrs. Weaver was a long and faithful member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church…
            She was married to Willie Weaver who survives her in 1892, and to this union were born four children, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Will (Elizabeth) Beahm, of Stanley, Mrs. Henry (Carrie) Jewell, of Luray, Edward Weaver, of Hagerstown, Md., and Kirby Weaver, also of Hagerstown. There are no brothers or sisters.
            The last rites will take place today (Friday) at 2:30 p.m. at the Morning Star Lutheran Church with her pastor, Rev. B.D. Castor in charge of the services.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Jul 1943
Sudden Death of ELIJAH H. WILLIAMS
            The community was greatly shocked and grieved on Tuesday roning to learn of the sudden death of Elijah H. Williams, one of the town's most highly respected citizens. Mr. Williams was found lying on the ground at the corner of Seventh Street and Shenandoah Avenue about 7:00 o'clock after he had left his home and was on his way to work. His case of carpenter tools was found near by.
            Mr. Williams, who was in his 66th year, was the son of the late Lafayette and Elizabeth Williams. He was born in the Swift Run section on November 9, 1877. Practically his entire life had been spent in and around Shenandoah... He was a member of the Christian Church.
            He was married twice. His first wife was Miss Elizabeth Davis, of Madison County, by whom he had five children. Three are living. They are Eugene F. and Elza T. Williams and Mrs. Rosa Taylor, of Luray. The deceased children are Ernest M. Williams and Maude Williams. His second wife, the former Miss Janie Thomas, of Shenandoah, survives him with three children: Pvt. Phillip Williams, of South Carolina, and Bennie and Mary Williams at home. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Edward Williams of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Annie Nichols, of Elkton, Mrs. Lucinda Breeen, Mrs. Jammie Monger, of Stanardsville, Mrs. Florence McDaniel, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and W.E. Williams, of Luray.
            Last rites will be conducted on Friday at 2:00 p.m., from his late home. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Jul 1942
Death of MRS. MILLIE WILLIAMS
            Mrs. Millie Williams, 78 years, 3 months and 9 days of age, passed away at the home of relatives, Rev. and Mrs. Joe Thomas, in Luray, on Wednesday of this week following a week of illness. Her death is attributed mostly to her advanced age.
            She was born in Rappahannock County on May 20th, 1864, and came to this county about sixty years ago. Her husband, who preceded her in death about 1933, was Edward Williams, of Luray, who worked a number of years on the Deford farm. They are survived by several children, including Willie Williams, of Luray.  A number of their children are deceased.
            Funeral services will be conducted today (Friday) from the New School Baptist Church with Rev. S.M. Bland in charge, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Sep 1941
Death of W.A. WILLIAMS
            The section of Hamburg and surrounding neighborhoods were saddened to learn of the death of William A. Williams, who passed away at his home on Friday morning, September 19th about 8 o'clock. Mr. William's death is attributed to the infirmities of old age and occurred following an illness of about six months...
            Mr. Williams was a farmer of note in his younger years and had spent his entire life in Page County. He was the son of the late Isaac and Mary E. Kibler Williams. He celebrated his 80th birthday this month...
            The deceased was married to Miss Carrie Viands, who preceded him in death about 15 years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Hamburg.
            Surviving children of Mr. Williams are Julian L. and Raymond O. Williams, of Hamburg, Two children, Virgil Williams and Mrs. Lester Mayes, are deceased. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Thomas and Glenn Williams, of Rappahannock, Va., Emmet Mayes, of Richmond, Louis Mayes, of Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Helen Sampsell and Miss Martha Ann Williams, of Luray. Five great grandchildren also survive.
            Mr. Williams was the last surviving member of his family, there being nine deceased brothers and sisters. They are: Joe Williams, of Bonita Springs, Florida; Bob Williams, of Catlett, Va.; Jake Williams, of Culpeper; Tom Williams and John Williams, of Luray; Miss Margaret Williams, Mrs. Mary Singes, Mrs. Lylia Strickler and Mrs. Ett Burner, of Luray.
            Last rites were held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. from the homeplace with burial in the Greenhill Cemetery. Rev. D.L. Fringer, of the Luray Methodist Church, was in charge of the services.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Mar 1942
Death of WILLIAM E. WILLIAMS
            The sudden death of William E. Williams, of Morning Star on Thursday night of last week, has filled the community with much sorrow... expired from a heart attack suddenly after eating a hearty supper Thursday night...
            Mr. Williams was born on April 8, 1871, in Rockingham County near Elkton, Va., and was the son of the late Lafayette and Elizabeth Breeden Williams. He moved to this county about 50 years ago, and for many years had resided in the Morning Star neighborhood... a faithful member of the Antioch Christian Church for many years.
            Besides his wife, the former Miss Chellie F. Knight, of Warren county, whom he married about 50 years ago, he is survived by the following children: Chief of Police Clarence Williams, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Oscar (Edna) Jewell, Mrs. Luther (Mae) Jewell, Mrs. Benton (Pearl) Smith, all of near Luray, Welford Williams, of Proffit, Va., Mrs. Everett (Myrtle) Griffith, of Luray, Linsey Williams, John Williams and Floyd Williams, of near Luray, and Mrs. Tony (Virginia) Short, Luray. Also living are sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sisters of the deceased are: Edward Williams, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Hudson Williams, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Charlie Breeden and Mrs. Annie Nichols, both of near Luray.
            Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Morning Star Church... interment took place in the Morning Star cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Mar 1940
CHARLES S. WILSON Dies
            Charles Stanley Wilson, a resident of the Stanley section of the county, was stricken with a heart attack on Tuesday of this week while in a local physician’s office. Mr. Wilson had been in failing health for some time and had been under a doctor’s care. He was in Luray Tuesday afternoon and had stopped at the office of his physician for a checkup. He was stricken with an attack while there and death was almost instant.
            Mr. Wilson had reached the age of 68 years, 8 months and 28 days. He was a carpenter by trade and was well known throughout the county where he has been engaged in this work.
            Mr. Wilson had been twice married and is survived by his wife, a number of children as well as several brothers and sisters.
            The funeral services were held from the home near Stanley, yesterday, Thursday, at 2 p.m., and the body was interred in the Huffman graveyard in the Mill Creek section. Eld. John B. Jenkins was in charge of the services.                                                            
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Mar 1940
CHARLES STACEY WILSON
(Contributed)
            Charles Stacey Wilson passed away with a heart attack on Tuesday, March 12, at the age of 68 years, 3 months and 19 days. He passed away on his first wife’s birthday. He was married to Ella Blanche Stoneberger in 1892. To this union was born 12 children of which 9 are living. They are: Mrs. Arthur (Laura) Painter, of Stanley; Mrs. Charles (Lena) Welch, of Berryville; Mrs. Ray (Carrie) Getts, of Millwood; Mrs. Odus (Essie) Good, of Timberville, Va.; Mrs. Andrew (Florence) Cave, of Stanley; Mrs. Stanley (Edna) Arbella, of Pennsylvania; Raymond, of Berryville, and Willie and George, of Stanley. Thirty four grandchildren, one great grandchild, three brothers and one sister also survive.
            He was married in 1921 to Miss Lilly Southard, who survives.
            The funeral was conducted at the home on Thursday at 2 p.m. with Elder J.B. Jenkins in charge of the services. The body was interred in the Huffman graveyard…
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 May 1945
Death of EARL JUNIOR WILSON
            Earl Junior Wilson, 24, died at his home in Stanley at 1:00 a.m. yesterday morning following an illness of three months.
            The deceased was born on August 12, 1920, the son of Dessie Painter Wilson and the late David H. Wilson. He attended the Stanley High School and for the past five years had been employed with the Bethlehem Steel Corp. at Sparrows Point, Md....
            Surviving are his mother, wife, the former Miss Dorothy Mae Harlow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Harlow, of Shenandoah, son, Donald Ray Wilson, 2 months old, and the following sisters: Mrs. John (Virginia) Ovelman and Mrs. Ivan (Mae) Good, both of Stanley, Mrs. Frank (Rosa May) Hamby, of Hagerstown, Md., and Miss Fay Wilson, at home.
            Last rites will be conducted by Elder J.B. Jenkins from the Stanley Adventist Church, Friday afternoon at two o'clock with interment in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Mar 1942
Death of MRS. MARGARETTE ANN WILSON
            The death of Mrs. Margarette Ann Wilson on Friday, March 20th, came as a great shock to her many friends. Mrs. Wilson died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Strole, of the Cub Run community...
            The deceased was born in August, 1856, the daughter of the late Noah and Mary Ann Kite Foltz, of the Cub Run community. She married in early life James William Wilson, who has been dead a number of years... She was a member of the Brethren Church at Newport...
            Mrs. Wilson is survived by the following children, Perry W. Wilson, of Weyers Cave; W.D. Wilson, of Harrisonburg; Irvin Wilson, of Catherine Furnace; Mrs. Arthur (Mittie) Frazier, of Grove Hill; Mrs. John (Bessie) Strole, of near the Brick Church, and Mrs. Raymond (Betty) Foltz, of Newport. One son, John H., has been dead for about 15 years. There is one surviving brother, Grant Foltz, of Oakland, Ill. Mr. Foltz is the last surviving member of a family of nine children.
            Funeral services were held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at the Brethren Church at Newport with the Rev. C.E. Long officiating, assisted by Rev. E.L. Cave. Interment took place in the Newport Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Mar 1942
The Death of MRS. MARGARET ANN WILSON
            Mrs. Margaret Ann Wilson died March 20, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Strile. The funeral was held from the Newport Church of the Brethren on Sunday morning at eleven o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Elder Charles Long, of Mill Creek, assisted by Elder E.L. Cave, of Shenandoah.
            Mrs. Wilson was  a daughter of the late Noah and Mary Foltz, of Newport, where she lived her entire life for 86 years and three months. In early youth she married James Wilson, who preceded her in death 12 years ago.
            Mrs. Wilson, with her husband, united with the Newport Church of the Brethren. They were considered pillars of the church.
            …
            She is survived by a brother, Grant Foltz, of Oakland, Ill., who is nearly 90 years old. Four sisters and three brothers preceded her in death, all had reached the ages between 80 and 94 years.
            Mrs. Wilson was the mother of eleven children, of the number only six are living, three sons and three daughters, W.D. Wilson, of Harrisonburg; Perry Wilson, of Weyers Cave; Ivan Wilson, with whom she made her home, Mrs. Arthur Frazier, of Grove Hill; Mrs. John Strole, of Brick Church, and Mrs. Raymond Foltz, of Newport.
            She leaves seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren…                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 May 1945
Death of C.H. WOLFERSBERGER
            Clarence Henry Wolfersberger, age 64 years, died at the Page Memorial Hospital at 12:30 a.m., on Tuesday, May 1st, after about six hours illness.
            Mr. Wolfersberger seemed in his usual good health until the day before and was working on the Koontz farm with his brother-in-law, R.D. Koontz, and son, Harry Wolfersberger, when he was stricken about 4:30 in the afternoon. They rushed him to the home of his sister, Mrs. R.D. Koontz, where they found he had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage. He was taken to the hospital, but passed away about midnight.
            He was the eldest son of the late Harrison and Dorothy Kibler Wolfersberger and was born on Dec. 11, 1880, at Marksville, Page County.
            Mr. Wolfersberger was a well known carpenter in the county and his services were always in demand. He married Miss Beulah Graves, who died during the flu epidemic in 1918. Most of his life was spent at Stanley, but lived several years at Grottoes, Va., and three or four years in Grand Rapids, Mich.
            He is survived by the following children: Mrs. C. Francis (Virginia) Conklyn, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Harry J. Wolfersberger, of Baltimore, Md., and Frank G. Wolfersberger, of Newark, N.J. One son, Hollis is deceased. He also leaves the following brother and sisters: Sam Wolfersberger, of Point Pleasant, N.J., Mrs. F.G. (Mabel) Grove, Mrs. R.D. (Gertrude) Koontz, Mrs. J.E. (Elva) Tucker, of Stanley, and Mrs. Edna Koontz, of Washington, D.C. One sister, Mrs. Harry (Beulah) Werr, is deceased.
            The funeral will be conducted this morning at 11 o'clock from the home of his sister, Mrs. Grove, at 11:00 o'clock, by the Rev. W.J. Whitesell, retired Methodist minister. Interment will be in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday, 29 Mar 1945
Death of MANLEY G. WOOD
            The Rileyville community received with sorrow the news of the death of Manley Gibson Wood, 76, lifelong resident of that section, who passed away last Thursday following a brief illness.
            The deceased was the son of the late William and Mary Catherine Ward Wood, and was born on June 28, 1868. In his early years he operated a threshing machine and worked for several years in a saw mill. In later years he also did considerable farming. He was a faithful member of the Baptist Church.
            His wife, Eddie Susan Wood, preceded him in death many years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leslie (Louise) Phillips, of Rileyville, at whose home he died.
            Last rites were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m., from the Union Church at Rileyville with Rev. W.S. Wallace officiating, assisted by Rev. E.C. Day. Interment was in the Rileyville Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Nov 1940
Death of ASHBY WOODWARD
            Ashby Woodward, belived to be a little more than 70 years of age, a native of Page county, died one day last weeka t his home in Madison county, following a protracted illness. Many years ago he moved to Madison county, making only occasional visits to Page. He was a son of the late "Ab" Woodward, in his day a well known resident of the Ida neighborhood. He is survived by the following brothers: James and "Bras" Woodward, of Madison, another brother having been the late Baker Woodward, of Luray. Mrs. Ashby Woodward has been dead many years. The deceased was also a cousin of Mrs. R.C. Broyles, Luray; Mrs. B.F. Jenkins and Mrs. Lizzie Somers, of Ida; Mrs. William Hoak, of Augusta county; Mrs. David Somers, of Fauquier county; Mrs. Minnie Hasse of Richmond; D.M. Woodward, of Frederick county, Md.; "Lou", Kirby, Lovey and Harvey Woodward, the late Mrs. C.B. Emerson and Mrs. Ben Nichols and Mrs. John Cave...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Feb 1945
Death of ODIE B. WOODWARD
            Odie B. Woodward, 41, passed away Saturday of last week, after an illness of nearly a year, at the home of his brother, George Woodward, of Fairview.
            He was born in Madison County on April 25, 1903, and was a son of Mrs. Edith Sisk Woodward and the late Charles Woodward. For a number of years before his health failed he worked at the tannery.
            His wife, who was before marriage, Miss Carrie Brubaker, died last January.
            The deceased is survived by his mother, three brothers: Charlie Woodward, of Madison, and Lawrence and George Woodward, of Luray, and one sister, Mrs. Leo Breeden, also of Luray.
            Funeral services were conducted on Monday at 2:00 p.m., from Bradley's Funeral Home with Rev. F.E. Dufford officiating. Interment was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Oct 1940
Death of WESLEY ROBERT WOODWARD
            W.R. ("Wes") Woodard, as he was familiarly known to his friends, died at his home near Spring Farm on Sunday morning about 4:30. Mr. Woodard had been in good health up until the time of his death with the exception of a few days' illness a week or two ago. He had worked at the Luray tannery for nearly 20 years and was one of its most valued employees.
            Mr. Woodard was born in Sperryville on June 24, 1876. He came to this county about 45 years ago and married Miss Margaret Nichols, of Madison, who died in 1922. He later married Mrs. Mark Walker, daughter of the late John Walker, of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Woodard had no children although her son, Jacob, resides with his mother at the home place.
            The deceased leaves a nephew , Albert Woodard, whose whereabouts are not known. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, William and Henry, and two sisters, Harriet and Millet, all of Sperryville.
            Funeral services will be held at 3:00 today at Beahm's Chapel with Elder A.W. Campbell officiating. The deceased belonged to the Carl Chapel Baptist Church near his home.
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Jul 1942
Death of EDWARD WOOD
            Edward Wood, 72, died at his home in Hagerstown on Friday, Jule 24. Mr. Wood had ben in Hagerstown for the past 43 years, being a retired section foreman. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. C.M. Beylor, of Shenandoah, and five brothers, of Rileyville: J.W. Wood, Hugh Wood, J.B. Wood, Ernest Wood and Raymond Wood.
            The funeral was conducted on Sunday from Kauffman's Funeral Home in Hagerstown. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Feb 1945
Death of THOMAS ANTHONY YOUNG
            Thomas Anthony Young, 74, died Saturday, February 17th at 11:25 a.m. following an illness of several weeks at the home of his son, Theodore Young, who lives across the river from Compton.
            Mr. Young was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Young of Page County and was born on May 5, 1870. His wife, the former Miss Sallie Wood, preceded him in death in 1930. He was a member of the Brethren Church.
            He is survived by five children: Harrison Young, of Middletown, Md., Edward Young, of Bolivar, W.Va., Mrs. Daisy Wood, of Burkittsville, Md., and Benjamin and Theodore Young, of Rileyville.
            Last rites took place Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from the Union Church in Rileyville with Rev. E.C. Day officiating. Interment was in the Rileyville Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Feb 1943, Vol. 31, no. 41, pg. 4, col. 5
Death of GILBERT ZIRKLE
            Gilbert Zirkle, age 70, died Sunday night at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Plum.
            Mr. Zirkle was a native of Shenandoah County, having been born in Quicksburg June 20, 1872. Prior to his residence in Shenandoah with his daughter, he had lived at McGaheysville. He had been in declining health for several years and spent some time in the Charlottesville Hospital last summer where he received temporary relief. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. W.H. Plum and one son, Kelley Zirkle, of Harrisonburg, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
            His funeral was conducted from the Christian Church at McGaheysville on Wednesday. Burial was in the McGaheysville Cemetery.