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PAGE NEWS & COURIER OBITUARIES (TRANSCRIPTIONS) 1950-1959, Part 1

Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Apr 1959***
MRS. FRANK ALESHIRE Dies
            Mrs. Ethel Elizabeth Aleshire, 71, well-known Stanley resident, died at the Page Memorial Hospital Friday, April 10th, at 8:00 a.m., after being a patient there for only one hour...
            Mrs. Aleshire was a daughter of the late John W. Painter and Ella B. Dovel Painter and was born at Stanley on October 12, 1886. She was a member of the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church...
            On July 30, 1903, she was united in marriage with Frank L. Aleshire. Mr. Aleshire survives her with four daughters, Mrs. W.W. (Velva) Langston, Mrs. Louis (Jeanette) Koontz and Mrs. Paul (Betty) Cave, all of Stanley, and Mrs. J.L. (Dorothy) Farren of McGaheysville, and one son, H. Franklin Aleshire of Stanley. One sister, Mrs. Norma Painter; two brothers, Charlie Painter of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., and Ray Painter of Stanley; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, also survive.
            Elder C.E. Clough, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and the Rev. R.K. Nevitt, pastor of the Stanley Methodist Church, officiated at the last rites Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Feb 1954
KIRBY F. ALESHIRE
            Kirby Frederick Aleshire, 70, died at his home near Luray at 11:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, after an illness of three years…
            A son of the late Perry Aleshire and Susan Virginia Price Aleshire, he was born at Ida on July 25, 1885, and was a farmer. He had been a member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethern since 1911. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Mollie Virginia Foster, who preceded him in death. His second wife, Mrs. Virgie Miller Aleshire, survives as do the following children: Mrs. Clarence (Hollis) Neff, of Timberville, Mrs. Austin (Ruth) Smith, of Luray, Carson Aleshire, of Luray, Robert Aleshire, of Winchester, and Daniel, Calvin and Louis Aleshire, all of Luray. One brother, Vernon Aleshire, of Luray, also survives as do seven grandchildren. One sister is deceased.
            Last rites were held Saturday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethern with the Rev. Joseph E. Whitacre in charge. Burial was in the Church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Dec 1950***
ROLANDUS ALESHIRE Dies
            Rolandus Aleshire, 62, died suddenly at his home at Pine Grove on Thursday, December 14. Mr. Aleshire had been in ill health for some time...
            He was the son of the late Charlie T. and Mary Elizabeth Aleshire and was born on March 8, 1888.
            He was a World War I veteran, spending 11 months in the United States Army.
            His survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Maude E. Aleshire, one son, Theodore Nathan Aleshire, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Aleshire) Peckham, and Miss Virginia Agnes Aleshire; five brothers, Martin Luther Aleshire, of Stanley, Eugene Aleshire, of Maryland, Hollis T. Aleshire, of West Virginia, W.F. Aleshire and Sylvester Aleshire, both of Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Mrs. Mizie (Aleshire) Riddle, of Baltimore, Md., and four grandchildren.
            Rev. Berl H. Brewer conducted the funeral services from the Bethlehem Christian Church in Kite Hollow on Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jan 1959
WILMER V. ALESHIRE
            Wilmer V. Aleshire, 82, a well known resident of Stanley, passed away at 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 24th, at a Staunton Hospital. Mr. Aleshire, who was a retired farmer, lived in Springfield, Ohio, for sometime but moved back to Stanley fifteen years ago…
            A son of the late Isaac Aleshire and Catherine Aleshire, he was born at Stanley on November 12, 1876. He was married to Lula Berry who preceded him in death. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Vernie Petefish of Stanley, Va.; Mrs. Leonard Petefish, Rileyville, Va.; Frank Aleshire, Stanley, Va.; Amos Aleshie and Clyde Aleshire, Rileyville, Va. Three brothers and one sister are deceased.
            The Rev. R.K. Nevitt conducted the funeral services Friday morning, December 26th, at 11:00 o’clock in the chapel at the Bradley Funeral Home. Interment was in the Adventist Church Cemetery at Stanley.                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 May 1957
ISAAC N. ALGER
            Isaac Newton Alger, 82, prominent and highly-respected resident of the Overall community, passed away at his home at Overall at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, May 19th, after a lingering illness…
            Mr. Alger, a son of the late Martin V. Alger and Barbara E. Stoneberger Alger, was born at Rileyville on October 30, 1874. He operated a farm at Overall for many years and was well known and liked in the community. He was a member of the Rileyville Church of the Brethern. He was married to Miss Mattie G. Chrisman, who preceded him in death on September 2, 1938.
Mrs. Valley Deavers, of Browntown, Mrs. Maggie Fristoe, of Bentonville, Frank Alger, of Winchester, Virgil Alger, of Rileyville, Mrs. Maude Miller, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Nettie Morrison, of Bentonville, Lewis Alger, of Overall, Robert Alger, of Gaithersburg, Md., and Mrs. Mattie Burkhart, of Front Royal. In addition he is survived by three brothers, Hugert Alger, of Charles Town, W.Va., George Alger, of Bentonville, Va., and Edward Alger, of Rileyville. Two brothers, two sisters and five children are deceased.
            The Rev. Joseph E. Whitacre had charge of the funeral service Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Compton Union Church and burial was in the Alger Cemetery.       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jun 1950
Death of JACOB V. ALGER
            Jacob Van Buren Alger, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin V. Alger, of Compton, Va., died suddenly at his home on Thursday, May 25, at the age of 78 years and 9 days.
            His parents were among the early settlers in Page County where he was born on May 14, 1872. He was a farmer, blacksmith and lumber dealer. For over sixty years he had been an active member of the Rileyville Brethern Church…
            Twice married, his first wife was Miss Fannie B. McInturff, who preceded him in death. His second wife, who survives him is Mrs. Mattie Kidwell Cameron Alger. He leaves the following children, all by his first marriage: Landon Alger, of Rileyville, Amos Alger, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Gracie Seekford, of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. L.H. (Dora) Getz, of Oak Hill, Mrs. James (Reta) Tabler, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Melvin Alger, of Harrington, Del., Claude Alger, of Myersville, Md. Mrs. Glendon (Estaline) Fox, of Luray, Ivan Alger, of Williamsport, Md., and Mrs. A.L. (Xenia) Hilliard, of Shepherdstown, W.Va. He also leaves nineteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren and the following sister and brothers: Mrs. John (Alice) Long, of Compton, Hubert Alger, of Charles Town, W.Va., George Alger, of Bentonville, Isaac Alger and Edward Alger, of Compton.
            Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Rileyville Church of the Brethern with his pastor. Rev. Galen Crist, officiating, assisted by Rev. Josiah Andrew. Interment was in the Benny Wood Cemetery at Rileyville by the side of his deceased wife.                                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Dec 1959***
SHENANDOAH NEWS
MRS. LAURA B. ALGER
            Mrs. Laura Belle Alger, 88, widow of David Franklin Alger, died Saturday morning in the Page Memorial Hospital...
            Born December 26, 1871, Mrs. Alger died on her eighty-eighth birthday. She was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mary Rhinehart Campbell. She was a member of the Newport United Church of Christ.
            She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Grover Stoneberger, of Stanley; five sons, Solon J. Alger and Hubert Alger, of Stanley, Milton A. Alger and Hugh L. Alger, of Hagerstown, Md., and Cletus W. Alger, of Monaco, Pa.; a brother, Ambrose Campbell, of Timberville, a sister, Mrs. David Price, of Luray; twenty-five grandchildren; forty-eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
            The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. Monday to the United Church of Christ at Newport to be in state until two o'clock when the funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Henderson and Rev. Kenneth Graft... Burial took place in the Alger family Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 May 1955
MRS. LENA ALGER
            Mrs. Lena Miranda Alger, 79, widow of Charles R. Alger, of Stanley, passed away at 3 a.m. Saturday, may 14th at her home near Honeyville. She had been in failing health for the past two years and had been a patient in the hospital form some time, however she was thought to be improved and her death came as a ..?.. shock to her family and friends…..
            A daughter of the late Reuben Painter and Miranda Aleshire Painter, she was born at Stanley on August 5, 1875, and spent her entire life in that community… She was a devout member of the Newport Christian Church, attending services when ever possible. On September 15, 1892, she was united in marriage with Charles Robert Painter, who preceded her in death on August 25, 1921.
            Surviving are nine children, Mrs. Lee (Ruth) Lucas, of Brunswick, Md., Albert R., of Washington, D.C., Simon P., Harry J., Reuben T., Mrs. Lauck (Minnie) Buracker, Patrick H., Hubert R., and Mrs. Joseph (Edith) Lucas, all of Stanley. Also surviving are 22? Grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and one great grandchild.
            Eight children are deceased. Mrs. Alger was the last surviving member of her family.
            Rev. J.W. Henderson and Rev. TA. Freed conducted the last rites Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Leak’s Chapel Church of the Brethern. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Page News & courier, Thursday 24 Jan 1957
WM ROBERT ALGER
            William Robert Alger, 81, well known farmer, of Luray, passed away at 11:45 p.m., Friday, January 18th, at the P.M. Hospital after being a patient there since January 9th…
            Mr. Alger, who was born in Page County on February 20, 1875, was a son of the late William J. Alger and Virginia Shomo Alger.He was a member of the Newport Christian Church and was well liked for his many fine qualities. He was married to Miss Sudie Alice Walters, who survives. Also surviving are four children, Mrs. Pearl May Harr, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Esther Naomu Wright, of Luray, William Robert Alger, Jr., of Stanley and Cecil Virgil Alger, of Luray. Two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
            The Rev. John W. Henderson conducted the funeral services Monday afternoon at two o’clock in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home and burial was in the Alger Cemetery at Battle Creek.                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Apr 1951***
SHENANDOAH NEWS
Last Rites Held for G.V. AUSTIN
            Last rites were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home for George Vernon Austin, 66. A retired Norfolk and Western railroad conductor, Mr. Austin passed away at his home on Wednesday evening about 10 o'clock...
            Mr. Austin went to work for the Norfolk and Western Railroad at the age of 16, and held the position of conductor for a number of years. He retired from active service about a year ago.
            A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Austin, he was born and lived his entire life in this community...
            His wife, Mrs. Lula V. Austin, preceded him in death last April. Surviving are seven children- four daughters: Mrs. Frank (Louise) Plum and Mrs. Bob (Rheda) Dinges, of Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. Ernest (Margie) Cook, of Elkton, and Mrs. J.W. (Marie) Batman, of Shenandoah; three sons- Paul Austin, of Portsmouth, Va., and Philip and Owen Austin, of Shenandoah; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild; three brothers: Challis and Otis Austin, of Shenandoah, and Tollie Austin, of Portsmouth, Va.; and one sister, Mrs. Elmer (Tressie) Printz, of Norfolk, Va.
            Funeral services were in charge of the Rev. P.W. Fisher. Interment took place in the Methodist Cemetery, with graveside services in charge of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Aug 1957
THOMAS J. BAILEY
            Last rites for Thomas Jefferson Bailey, 82, who died at his home in Pine Grove on Sunday… Mr. Bailey, who had been in failing health for the past year, died at his home at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
            Thomas Jefferson Bailey was a son of the late Harvey Bailey and Mary Keyser Bailey and was born at Stanley on March 17, 1875. He was a rural mail carrier and retired from that position in 1940.
            His wife, the former Miss Vinda I. Jenkins, who he married in 1897, preceded him in death on August 27, 1947.
            One son, Floyd N. Bailey, of Roanoke, and two daughters, Mrs. Churchill (Velva) Jenkins, and Mrs. Richard (Allene) Griffith, of Stanley, survive as do three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Annie Hutchinson, also of Stanley. Five brothers and two sisters are deceased.
            Elder E.W. Bradley had charge of the funeral service held Wednesday morning at eleven o’clock in the chapel at The Bradley Funeral Home and burial was in the family cemetery.                                                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Apr 1955
MRS. MINNIE BAUSERMAN
            Mrs. Minnie Blanche Bauserman, 77, died suddenly at her home in the Bixler’s Ferry section, on Saturday, April 17, at 5 p.m. Funeral services were held Monday.
            A daughter of the late Benjamin F. Bradley and Lucy M. Modisett Bradley, she was born in the Bixler’s Ferry neighborhood on June 16, 1876. She was united in marriage with William E. Bauserman, who passed away on February 12, 1819 Mrs. Bauserman is survived by two children, Mrs. Allen (Elva) Spitler, of Greenville, Va., and Marvin Bauserman, at home. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Moyer, of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Lelia Carter, of Luray, and Miss Bertie Bradley, of Hagerstown, Md., and one brother, Charles A. Bradley, of Luray. One sister is deceased.
            Last rites were held Monday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m., at her home with Elder A.F. Sudduth in charge. Interment took place in the Ruffner Cemetery.                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Aug 1956
Death of MRS. JAMES B. BELL
            Mrs. Isadora Mae Good Bell, 27, wife of James Bernard Bell, died Thursday morning at the Blue Ridge Sanitorium where she had been a patient since March 2, 1951.
            A daughter of Robert J. and Lydia Grimsley Good, she was born May 17, 1927 near Shenandoah. She attended school here and spent here entire life in this community. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Steam Hollow, having joined that church in her early youth.
            In May 28, 1949, she was married to James B. Bell, of Round Hill Va., who survives her.
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            Besides her husband she is survived by her parents; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Rickard, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Bruce (Lucille) Meador, of Roanoke; four brothers, Robert W. and Ira W. Good of Shenandoah; James L. Good, of Strasburg; and Carlos Good, of Luray; and a number of nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon from the chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home with the Rev. F.P. Thornton officiating interment took place in the Rest Haven Cemetery.                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Feb 1959***
MRS. ELIZABETH BERRY Dies
            Mrs. Elizabeth Berry, 92, a native of Page County, passed this life Friday, February 20th, at 10 a.m., at the Smithland Nursing Home, Harrisonburg, Va...
            A daughter of the late Lyton Sisk and Margaret Sisk of Madison County, she was born in Page County on June 10, 1866. She was a member of the Methodist Church and had lived at Stanley for many years. She was the last surviving member of her family.
            Her husband, Frank Berry, preceded her in death.
            She is survived by one son, Carl Berry, of Lopez, Pa.
            The Rev. Roy Neff officiated at the last rites Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Jun 1953***
JAMES BARTON BLOSSER
            James Barton Blosser, 85, died suddenly at the home of his son, Sterling Blosser, near Dry Run, Monday evening, June 8, at 6:30...
            A son of the late Henry Blosser and Frances Good Blosser, he was born August 6, 1867, at Stanley. He was united in marriage with Flora Painter, who preceded him in death Dec. 31, 1941. He was employed as a Machinist and Plumber at the Washington Sanitarium and Hospital, at Takoma Park, Md. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Stanley.
            He is survived by two sons, William Blosser, of Broad Run, Va. and J. Sterling Blosser, of Luray, two sisters, Mrs. John Stroupe, of Luray, and Mrs. Daisy Good, of Stanley, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Stanley with Elder John Mitchell, of Harrisonburg, in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jul 1950
M.L. BLOSSER Dies In Rockingham
            Mayberry Leo Blosser, 61, prominent resident of the Weyers Cave community, died unexpectedly Tuesday night of last week at 10:10 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.
            He had been in failing health for six years and became seriously ill about two weeks ago. After being moved to the hospital his condition was believed to be improving until his sudden demise.
            Besides his wife, who was Miss Laura Elizabeth Good, he is survived by ten children: Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Hite, of Port Republic; Mrs. Marie Hensley, of Port Republic; Mrs. Lillian Caricofe, of Weyers Cave; and Miss Mae Blosser and Miss Isabelle Blosser, both at home; Edward Leo Blosser, of Grottoes; Claude William Blosser, of Penn Laird; Carl Franklin Blosser, Weston, W.Va.; Harold Paul Blosser, of Port Republic; and Glendon Lee Blosser, of Weyers Cave; sixteen grandchildren, one great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Vernon Rhinehart and Mrs. Mary Rogers, both of Stanley; two brothers, David Blosser and Frank Blosser, both of Stanley; and a number of nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services were held at his late home in Weyer’s Cave on Sunday with Elder M.J. Shanko in charge. Following the home services, the body was taken to the S.D.A. Church at Stanley, where final services were held at 3:30 p.m. Interment was in the family lot adjoining the church.                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Feb 1958
JACOB M. BRADLEY
            Jacob Martin Bradley, 82, well-known Stanley resident and retired Norfolk and Western Railroad Section worker, passed away at 7 p.m. Friday, February 3rd at the Page Memorial Hospital after being a patient there 17 days……..
            A son of the late Luther Bradley and Artie M. Sours Bradley he was born in Page County on May 2, 1875. He was a devout member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Stanley…..
            His wife, the former Miss Elmina Goodrich, preceded him in death on December 6, 1952.
            Three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Hilda May) Foltz, of Timberville, Va. Mrs. Carson (Mina Irene) Stoneberger, of Luray, and Mrs. Geln (Artie) Jenkins, of Stanley, and three sons, Roy Bradley, of Luray, John Bradley, of Falls Church, Va., and Eldon Bradley, of Baltimore, Md., survive as well as a sister, Mrs. Sam (Bertie) Jenkins, of Luray.
            Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Stanley with Elder C.E. Clought officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.                                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Feb 1956
MRS. JOSEPHINE BRADLEY Dies
            Page County residents were saddened to hear of the death of one of the counties oldest citizens, Mrs. Josephine Clem Bradley, 96, on Tuesday afternoon of this week. Mrs. Bradley passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Annie Shenk, in the Shenk Hollow neighborhood at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday…
            A daughter of the late William and Mary Clem, she was born in the Fort Valley, Shenadoah County, on Sept. 5, 1859. When she was three years old, the family moved to Page County.
            Mrs. Bradley was a devout member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church, attending services as long as her health permitted. In spite of her age, she maintained an interest in all activities and was devoted to her family.
            She was married to William Bradley, who preceded her in death in July, 1941. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Annie Lee Shenk, Mervin Bradley and Vernie Bradley, all of Page County. One son and one daughter are deceased.
            The Rev. Hensil B. Arehart, of Harrisonbirg, will conduct the last rites at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 18th, at the Morning Star Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.                                                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Sep 1954
MRS. LOTTIE BRADLEY
            Mrs. Lottie May Bradley, 76, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 2, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Carlo, at Stanley. She had been ill for the past five months.
            A daughter of the late Peter Painter and Fannie Kauffman, she was born July 29, 1878 at Stanley. She was a member of the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church.
            She was married to George A. Bradley who preceded her in death on July 30, 1941. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Brownie Good, Mrs. Florine Good, Mrs. Fannie Turner and Mrs. Grace Carlo, one son, Ervin Bradley, 21 grand children and 40 great grandchildren, all of Stanley, One son and daughter are deceased. Also surviving are one brother, Luther Painter, of Stanley, one half brother, Carson Painter, of Stanley, three half sisters, Mrs. Eula Yule, Mrs. Marion Young and Mrs. Rudolph Dinges, all of Stanley.
            Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. John Mitchell at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Stanley. Interment was in the church cemetery.                                                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Feb 1951***
Aged Stanley Resident Dies                           (MRS. CRIMORA BURACKER-BREEDEN)
            Mrs. Crimora Belle Buracker Breeden, 85, of Marksville, near Stanley, died Friday, February 9, at 5:20 p.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Decker. Her death followed an illness of about two years.
            Born on May 3, 1865, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Buracker and Lucretta Jenkins Buracker. She had made her home in Jordon Hollow for sometime.
            In 1887, she was united in marriage with Robert E. Breeden, who survives, with four children: Mrs. C.E. (Ruth) Decker, Stanley; Mrs. Ralph (Ada) Clair, Brownwood, Tex.; Mrs. John (Grace) Canada, Lake Worth, Fla.; and one foster son, Allen E. Breeden, of Miami, Fla. One daughter, Linda Kerstetter, preceded her in death. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Cornelia Broyles, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Ada Bender, of Liberty, Mo.
            Rev. Berl H. Brewer conducted the funeral services from the Bethlehem Christian Church, of which she was a member, on Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment was in the Graves Chapel Methodist Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Jan 1954
EARLEY PASCAL BREEDEN, JR.
            Earley Pascal Breeden, Jr., 87, passed away at 5 p.m. Sunday, January 17th, at the home of his son. James Breeden, with whom he had made his home in Charles Town, W.Va. Mr. Breeden was struck by a car in Charles Town on December 20th and had been in serious health since that time…
            A son of the late Earley Pascal Breeden, Sr., and Elizabeth Thomas Breeden, he was born June 13, 1866 at Stanley. He was a farmer and was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethern. He was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Alice Blosser, who preceded him in death. Surviving are seven children: Mrs. Rosa Owens, Mrs. Eva Cave and Reuben Breeden, all of Luray, Thomas Breeden, of Stanley, Clarence Breeden, of Ranson, W.Va., Earl Breeden, of Stanley, and James Breeden, of Charles Town, W.Va. One brother, Willie Breeden, of Engel Switch, W.Va., and one sister, Mrs. Lena Paggett, of Waynesboro, VA., also survive.
            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 20th, at the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church with Rev. Joseph E. Whitacre in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery.                                                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Nov 1952
GALEN BREEDEN Dies in W.Va.
            Galen Breeden, 88, a native of Page County, died one day last week at the home of his son, W.D. Breeden, near Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, W.Va. He has been in feeble health. For a number of years he has been making his home with his daughters, Mrs. Ernest Good, of Luray, Miss Wiona Breeden, of Stanley, and Mrs. William Byrd, of Falls Church, and his son, W.D. Breeden, in Jefferson County. He has now many relatives living in the Marksville District, Page County, and Madison County. A surviving sister is Mrs. William Hurt, whose husband was one of the chief stone masons of Luray, where he and his sons, Acey and freeman Hurt, laid a great deal of our present concrete pavements. Mr. Breeden’s death occurred on the Henry Moore Snider home, near Shenandoah Junction. The interment took place in Gospel Hill Cemetery, Barryville, where other Page County natives are buried and whose deaths occurred near the latter place.                                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Dec 1955
GEORGE MORGAN BREEDEN
            George Morgan Breeden, 73, resident of Jollett’s Hollow, died at the University Hospital at noon on Monday. He had been a patient there for two weeks and in declining health for a year.
            He was born in Weaver’s Hollow on May 12, 1882, being a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Breeden. He was a member of Jollett’s Methodist Church.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Annie E. Meadows, and eight children: Jesse J. Breeden, Arthur R. Breeden, George E. Breeden and Mrs. Edith R. Meadows, of Elkton; Mrs. Grace F. Riggleman, Harrisonburg; Miss Maggie E. Breeden, McGaheysville; Miss Bertha Breeden and Leonard L. Breeden, at home.
            He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Lillie Meadows, of Elkton, and 36 grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock from the Jollett’s Methodist Church, the Rev. Gird Cave officiating. Burial was in the Samuels Cemetery.                                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Mar 1956
MRS. LUCINDA BREEDEN
            Mrs. Lucinda Mary Susan Breeden, 75, wife of Charles N. Breeden, of Luray, died at her home on the Boom, Luray, at 5:55 p.m., Thursday, March 22nd, after an illness of only five days…
            Mrs. Breeden was born at Elkton, Va., on August 4, 1880, and was a daughter of the late William L. Williams and Elizabeth Breeden Williams. She was a devout member of the Luray Christian Church…
            She was married to Charles N. Breeden, of Luray, on November 20, 1907. Mr. Breeden survives with the following children: Mrs. Hazel F. Good, of Luray, Mrs. Ethel M. Wood, of Banco, Va., Leo M. Breeden, George E. Breeden and Russell C. Breeden, all of Luray, and Oscar C. Breeden, of Winchester. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren and one brother, Edward Breeden, of Pittsburgh, Pa. Three sisters and two brothers are deceased.
            The Rev. O.L. Martin Conducted the last rites at 2:20 p.m. Sunday at the Luray Christian Church and burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery.                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Nov 1956
MRS. MARY S. BREEDEN
            Mrs. Mary Susan Breeden, 78, widow of Isaac N. Breeden, passed away at 6:12 p.m., Thursday, November 1st, at her home at Tanner’s Ridge near Stanley after being in failing health for the past three years.
            A daughter of the late Emanuel Offenbacker and Eliza Cave Offenbacker, Mrs. Breeden was born in Madison County, Va., on November 15, 1877. She was a devout member of All Saints Episcopal Church…
            She was married to Isaac N. Breeden, who preceded her in death on December 23, 1933. Surviving are six children: Mrs. Robert (Lizzie) Lam, of Stanley, and Elmer L. Breeden, Everett L. Breeden, Mrs. Dolly H. Offenbacker, Claude A. Breeden and Russell N. Breeden, all of Stanley. Two brothers, Charles Offenbacker and John Offenbacker, and three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Weakley, Mrs. Lila Meadows and Mrs. Viola Nease, all of Stanley, also survive.
            The Rev. James Gordon conducted the last rites Sunday afternpoon, November 4th, at All Saints Episcopal Church and burial was in the family cemetery.                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Dec 1955
ROBERT E. BREEDEN
            Robert E. Breeden, 88, a former resident of Stanley, passed away on Thursday of last week in a Washington Hospital where he had been a patient for the past six weeks. Mr. Breeden had been residing prior to his illness with his daughter, Mrs. Ada St. Clair, of Washington…..
            Mr. Breeden was a son of the late J. Oliver and Linda Jenkins Breeden, of Madison County. He owned a large farm near Stanley and for some time operated a stave factory….
            He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Luray.
            His wife, the former Miss Cremora Buracker, preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 1951. Surviving are four children: Mrs. Jack (Ruth) Decker, of Stanley, Mrs. Grace Canada, of Lakeworth, Fla., Mrs. Ada St. Clair, of Washington, D.C., and Allen Breeden, of Miami, Fla.
            The funeral was held Saturday at noon from the Catholic Church in Luray. Rev. Warren Kullberg saying the Requiem Mass. Burial was in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jan 1959
CLETUS W. BURACKER
            Cletus William Buracker, 41, a resident of Mt. Solon and a former resident of Page County, died Saturday morning, December 27, following an illness of several years.
            A son of Grover Cleveland Buracker and Grace Lee Stoneberger Buracker, he was born on Oct. 25, 1917, near Luray and later lived in the New Market area. He had been residing at Mt. Solon for the past 13 years.
            On March 5, 1956, he married Miss Evelyn Printz, who survives him. Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents; one sister, Mrs. Milton H. Reuwer, of Baltimore; and four brothers, Herman Lee Buracker, of New Market, Leonard E. Buracker, of Winchester, Grover W. Buracker, of Stephens City; and Louis H. Buracker, of Manassas.
            He was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
            Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock from the Bethlehem Christian Church near Stanley. Burial was in the adjacent cemetery.                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Jul 1951***
MRS. EMMA SUSAN BURACKER
            The death of Mrs. Emma Susan Buracker, 94, occurred at 8:40 a.m., Friday, July 13, at her home at Ida... Rev. Galen Crist, her pastor, conducted the funeral at four o'clock Sunday afternoon from Mt. Zion Brethren Church and interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery...
            Mrs. Buracker was born on August 20, 1856, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Press Buracker, of Page County. She had spent all her life in this county and was one of its oldest residents.
            She was married in early life to James Buracker, of Ida, who preceded her in death.
            She leaves the following children: Wilfred Buracker and Mrs. Carrie Middleton, of Luray, Keller and Andrew Buracker, of Hagerstown, Md., and Harrison and Lester Buracker, of Stanley. Five children are deceased including a daughter, Mrs. Priscilla Broyles, who preceded her mother in death on June 30.
            Mrs. Buracker also leaves a sister, Mrs. Niece Jenkins, of Stanley, and a brother, Philip Buracker, of Stanley.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Aug 1957
JAMES PHILBERT BURACKER
            James Philbert Buracker, 84, well known and liked resident of the Ida section, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, August 3rd, at his home at Ida after a illness…
            James Philbert Buracker was a son of the late Adam P. Buracker and Margaret A. Berry and was born in Page County on June 1, 1873. He was well known as a farmer and was highly respected by everyone. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
            He was twice married. His first wife, Bettie E. Breeden, is deceased. His second wife, the former Emma F. Breeden survives with three children, Grover Cleveland Buracker, of Mt. Solon, Va., Mrs. Evelyn Gochenour, of Rileyville and Oscar Buracker, of Sperryville. One sister, Mrs. Necie Jenkins, of Stanley, also survives.
            The Rev. Ralph Ebert had charge of the funeral service, held at Grace Lutheran Church at Ida on Monday, August 5th at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Cave Cemetery.                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 May 1954
WM. F. BURACKER
            William Franklin Buracker, 74, a farmer of the Stanley section, passed away at the University Hospital at 4 a.m., Monday, May 17th. Mr. Buracker had been in failing health for about a year, but had been a patient in the hospital for less than two weeks….
            A son of the late John Buracker and Nancy Breeden Buracker, he was born on September 12, 1879, near Stanley.
            Mr. Buracker was twice married, his first wife, the former Miss Dora Buracker, preceding him in death. He is survived by one son of his first marriage, Ozzie Buracker, of Stanley. Mr. Buracker is also survived by his second wife, Mrs. Marie Aleshire Buracker, and five sons and one daughter by this marriage: Lloyd, Walter, Leonard, Junior and Wayne Buracker and Miss Connie Buracker, all of Stanley. Also survived are two brothers, Reuben and James Buracker, both of Stanley.
            Last rites were held at the Bethlehem Christian Church near Stanley, on Wednesday, May 19, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Orville Martin in charge. Interment was in the church cemetery.                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 May 1951***
WILLIAM LAFAYETTE BURACKER
            William Lafayette Buracker, 86, an aged and prominent citizen of Stanley, died suddenly on Thursday of last week at the home of C.D. Price, at Alma...
            Mr. Buracker followed the occupation of a plasterer and was considered one of the best in Page County. Although advanced in years he had been actively engaged in his work daily... His death occurred at 12:05 p.m., Thursday, May 24th, at the home of C.D. Price, soon after his arrival there. He had gone to see Mr. Price about a business matter and it was during the course of the conversation that he passed away...
            He was born on August 26, 1864, the son of the late S.W. and Sarah Buracker.
            Twice married, his first wife, Hattie Taylor Buracker, preceded him in death. He was married again to the former Miss Eva Rothgeb, who survives.
            Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children of his second marriage: William R. Buracker, Stanley, Pvt. Charles R. Buracker, Camp Pickett, Va.; Pvt. Eugene R. Buracker, Fort Lee, Va.; and Miss Dorothy Ann Buracker, at home. One daughter, Betty Jane, is deceased. A sister, Mrs. Flora Buracker, of Tallula, Ill., is living and one brother is deceased.
            Last rites took place at 2 p.m., Sunday at the Leaksville Congregational-Christian Church with the Rev. R.E. Newton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Jun 1952
WILLIAM P. BURACKER
            William P. Buracker, 83, life-long resident of the Ida community, died at the Page Memorial Hospital on Thursday, June 5, at 6:30 a.m. after an illness of a year. He had been in the hospital about nine days.
            Mr. Buracker was born on March 10, 1869, at Ida and was a son of the late Martin and Elizabeth Broyles Buracker. He was a farmer, and a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
            His wife, Drucilla Broyles, passed away in 1938, and his only son, Emmett Buracker, died in 1941. Surviving are eight grandchildren.
            Last rites took place on Saturday afternoon at four o’clock at Grace Church with Rev. Hensil B. Arehart in charge. Burial was in the family cemetery.                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Jul 1955             (Colored News)
DAVID W. BUNDY
            David W. Bundy, 85, a native of Page County, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Pearl Green, in Luray, on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. He had been in failing health for the past nine years.
            The deceased was born on October 11, 1869, a son of the late Henry C. Bundy and Matilda F. Hughes Bundy. During his life he had worked at numerous restaurants and resorts as a waiter.
            His wife, the former Blanche Riggins, preceded him in death. There were no children. He is survived by two brothers: Martin and Rufus Bundy, of Luray, and two sisters, Mrs. Essie Riggins of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Pearl Green, of Luray.
            Rev. Betram Madison conducted the funeral yesterday at 2 p.m., at the home of Mrs. Pearl Green. Burial was in the Bundy Cemetery.                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Dec 1954           (Colored News) Contributed
MRS. VIOLA V. BUNDY
            On Tuesday, December 14, 1954 at 3:30 a.m., our beloved mother and grandmother, Mrs. Viola Victoria Carpenter Bundy, passed quietly away. The deceased had been ill for a long time. Our beloved was born March 29, 1866 in Madison County, the daughter of the late Albert and Liza Carpenter.
            In 1890, she was united in marriage with William Henry Bundy, who preceded her in death 5 years ago. They were the parents of ten children.
            The deceased was a wonderful mother. She leaves to mourn her loss, her children, Mrs. Lena Carter, Mrs. Annie Newman, Mrs. Ella Tutt, Mrs. Florence Tutt, Henry, James and Luther Bundy, of Luray, Edward, of Falls Church, McKinley, of Washington and George Bundy, of New York and a devoted grandson, Theophius, two sisters, Mrs. Hester Carpenter and Mrs. Emonia Doughty, of Baltimore, 32 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends…               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Apr 1958
MRS. KATIE BURACKER
            Mrs. Katie Buracker, 81, a native of Madison County, Va., died at the homer of her daughter, Mrs. Leo Good, of Stanley, at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12th…
            Mrs. Buracker was the daughter of the late Henry Hurt and Nancy Jenkins Hurt. She was born in Madison County on May 10, 1876 and was the last member of her family. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.
            She was married to Samuel A. Buracker, who survives her with two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Gertie) Seal, of Stanley, and Mrs. Leo (Emma) Good, of Stanley.
            Last rites were conducted by the Rev. Lonnie Hale and Elder G.A. Cave Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Mill Creek Free Will Baptist Church and burial was in the Adventist Cemetery.                                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Mar 1950
THOMAS BURACKER Dies In Hagerstown
            Thomas L. Buracker, 79, one of the old time bark peelers and potato and cabbage growers of Page, died one day last week in Hagerstown, Md., where he has been living for twenty or twenty-five years. His home for a long time was on top of the Breedlove Mountains, where he reclaimed many acres of land from their virgin state, converting the acreage into the growth of cabbage, potatoes and turnips. These each year he sold on the Luray market. He was also one of the old time bark peelers for the Deford Tanning Company of Luray. Until his last years he was phenomenal in activity for one of his age. He gave little consideration to making round trip walking trips of approximately 26 miles buying “family provisions” and reaching home by 4 o’clock in the afternoon. He was a son of the late Henry Buracker, well known in almost all the mountain sections of Luray and Marksville magisterial districts. When his bark-peeling contracts for the Deford Company expired the later Mr. Buracker would lease large acreages of mountain land in both Greene and Madison Counties carrying on a work with which he “had been brought up,” the old time “bark man,” as he classified himself, often said.
            His deceased wife was the former Miss Jennie Breeden of Page County. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Keller (Ollie) Buracker, of Hagerstown, Md.; Noah and Raymond Buracker, their homes unknown; Mrs. Trenton (Lyle) Jenkins, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and George Buracker, of Hagerstown, Md. A number of his children are dead. He had been a member of the Methodist Church, holding his membership with Graves Chapel, near Stanley, for perhaps forty years.
            His funeral and burial services were held in Hagerstown.                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 July 1952
MRS. VIRGINIA BROYLES BURACKER
            The death of Mrs. Virginia Broyles Buracker, 80, occurred at her home near Stanley at six o’clock Tuesday evening. She had been in failing health for the past year. Mrs. Buracker was a lifelong resident of Page County.
            Born on January 2, 1872, she was a daughter of the late Clarenda Breeden Broyles and Ben Broyles. She was married on Aug. 12, 1889 to William Buracker, who passed away on July 2, 1945. Mrs. Buracker was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            Surviving are the following children: Lauck Buracker, of Stanley, Hessy Buracker, and Mrs. Hattie Nichols, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., Mrs. Clarine Breeden and Mrs. Eliza Seal, of Charles Town, W.Va., and Mrs. Edna Jones and Mrs. Artie Jenkins, of Stanley. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Keies Sours, of Hagerstown, Md., thirty-six grandchildren and forty-two greatgrandchildren.
            The body will remain at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray until 1:00 p.m. Friday when it will be taken to the Bethlehem Christian Church where the funeral will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., by Rev. F.A. Blosser and Rev. Berl Brewer, of Unionville, Va. Interment will be in the Cave Cemetery.                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Feb 1958
LAWRENCE BURNER Dies
            Luray citizens were saddened this week to learn that Lawrence Burner, 46, passed away at 5:40 p.m., Monday, February 3rd at the Veterans Administration Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Mr. Burner had been in failing health for the past two years but had been a patient at the Center for only two days……
            Mr. Burner, a son of the late William I. Burner and Minnie B. Burner, was born at Luray on September 3, 1911.
            In April, 1936 he was married to Miss Ethel Good who survives. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Dolly Duncan, of Luray, Mrs. Virginia Kingree, of Fairfax, Mrs. Sally Vick, of Fairfax, Va., Mrs. Iva Shenk and Mrs. Selena Darnell, of Luray, and one brother, Willis Burner, also of Luray.
            The Rev. E.J. Nottingham, III, pastor of the Luray Methodist Church, will have charge of the funeral service today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home and interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Jul 1952
MRS. SARAH E.B. BURNS
            Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Blanche Burns, 80, died at the home of her son, Melvin Burns, near Stanley, on Tuesday morning at ten o’clock after an illness of four years…
            Born in Rockingham County on August 30, 1871, Mrs. Burns was a daughter of the late Hiram and Mary Susan Turner Stoneberger, both originally from Page County. Her husband, James Lee Burns, passed away in 1948.
            She is survived by four children: Mrs. Solon (Lena) Alger, Jesse Burns and Melvin Burns, of Stanley and Mrs. Walter (Vinda) Lucas, of Brunswick, Md. The following half-brothers and sisters also survive: Charles Stoneberger, Mrs. Charles Good, Mrs. Josephine Ferrell, Mrs. Ida Alger, George Stoneberger and Ashby Stoneberger, all of Elkton.
            Rev. R.E. Newton will conduct the funeral which will be held today (Thursday) at two o’clock from the Stanley Adventist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Sep 1957
MRS. AMANDA J. CAMPBELL
            Mrs. Amanda Jane Campbell, 89, widow of John Campbell, and one of the oldest residents of the Grove Hill community, passed away at 10 a.m., Sunday, September 8th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Effie Smith, of Grove Hill. Mrs. Campbell had been ill since May of this year.
            Mrs. Campbell was born at Stanley on May 11, 1868, and was the daughter of the late John Lucas and Jane Cubbage Lucas. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
            Her husband, John Campbell preceded her in death in 1915.
            Two sons, Isaac N., of Roanoke, and Frank, of Stanley, survive as do three daughters, Mrs. Victoria Campbell and Mrs. Effie Smith of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Hiram Campbell, of Stanley, 27 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren also survive. One son and two daughters are deceased.
            The Rev. P.A Freed and Rev. John Henderson had charge of the last rites Wednesday afternoon, September 11th, at three o’clock at the Dovel Hollow Church and burial was in the family cemetery.                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Jul 1952
DAVID B. CAMPBELL
            Former superintendent of the Page County Farm and deputy sheriff David Benton Campbell, 76, died at the Page Memorial Hospital Thursday night, July 10, at eight o’clock. Mr. Campbell’s sudden death followed a brief illness of about ten days….
            Mr. Campbell served two terms totaling twelve years as superintendent of the Page County Farm and until his retirement last March had been for over two years deputy sheriff and jailor. In earlier life he had operated a farm and on his retirement moved back to the Massanutten section where he was born on April 27, 1876. His parents were the late Andrew J. and Mary C. Rhinehart Campbell. He was a member of the Leaksville Congregational Christian Church.
            In 1908 he was united in marriage with Miss Minnie G. Burner, who survives with one son, Earl R. Campbell, of Luray. One son is deceased. He also leaves a brother, Ambrose Campbell, of Timberville, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Alger, of Newport, and Mrs. J.D. Price, of near Luray.
            His pastor, Rev. R.E. Newton, conducted the funeral services which was held at the Leaksville church at three o’clock Sunday. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Jan 1959***
IRVIN W. CAMPBELL
            Irvin William Campbell, 61, a well-known farmer of the Battle Creek section, passed away at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14th, at the Page Memorial Hospital...
            A son of the late John W. Campbell and Annie C. Burns Campbell, he was born at Luray. He was very fond of hinting and fishing and was known to be an expert in those capacities. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
            Mr. Campbell was twice married. His first wife, the former Miss Vinda Rhinehart, is deceased. He is survived by his second wife, the former Mrs. Vergie Campbell Housden, and the following children: Johnny Campbell of Timberville; Mrs. Grover (Thelma) Hinton and Mrs. William (Pauline) Burner of Luray, and Mrs. Robert (Rena) Carroll of Lexington, Va. He is also survived by the following stepchildren: Mrs. Sam (Dolly) Turner, Mrs. Herbert (Myrtle) Alger, Mrs. Dewey (Ethel) Painter and Leon Housden, all of Stanley; Mrs. Ralph (Maggie) Rothgeb of Luray; Mrs. Flossie Price of Florida, and Raymond Housden, of Aliquippa, Pa. One sister, Mrs. Mary Higgs, also survives. One daughter and one brother are deceased.
            The Rev. J.W. Aleshire and the Rev. R.L. Clapp officiated at the last rites Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Leaksville United Church of Christ. Interment was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Dec 1958
JOHN WILLIAM CAMPBELL
            John William Campbell, 87, well-known farmer of the Massanutten section, passed this life Sunday, November 30th at 9:10 p.m. at the Page Memorial Hospital. Mr. Campbell had been in failing health for one year and a patient in the hospital for one week…
            A son of the late George Campbell and Mary Comer Campbell, he was born in the Massanutten community on February 25, 1871. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He was united in marriage with Miss Annie Catherine Burns, who preceded him in death on August 2, 1956.
            One son, Irvin Campbell and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Higgs, of Luray, survive him as do nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three half-brothers, Trenton Campbell of Hancock, Md., and Perry and David Campbell of Hagerstown, Md. One son was killed in World War I.
            The Rev. R.G. Clapp assisted by the Rev. Randall Spire conducted the last rites Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock in the Leaksville United Church of Christ. Interment was in the church cemetery.                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Feb 1953***
MRS. MARY C. CAMPBELL
            Mrs. Mary Catherine Campbell, 88, died at her home in Dovel Hollow near Stanley on Sunday, February 22, after an illness of only four days...
            Born on May 20, 1864, Mrs. Campbell was a daughter of the late William Stroupe and Catherine Blosser Stroupe, and spent her entire life in the community in which she died. She was a member of the Dovel Hollow Pentecostal Church. Her husband, Wes Campbell, preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1941.
            Surviving are ten children: Fred, Homer, Kemper, Lloyd and June Campbell, of Stanley, and Mrs. Ella Dallas, Mrs. Della Lucas, Mrs. Evangeline McCoy, Mrs. Daisy Freed, and Mrs. Avis Gray, all of Stanley, a brother, John Stroupe, of Luray, and a sister, Mrs. Magdaline McCoy, of Stanley. She also leaves 44 grandchildren, 100 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.
            Rev. Walter Comer, of Elkton, officiated at the last rites held yesterday at 1 p.m., from the Penecostal Church. Burial was in Sandy Glaze Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Apr 1955
MRS. MINNIE LEE CAMPBELL
            Mrs. Minnie Lee Braden Campbell, 65, a native of Page County, and a resident for many years of McGaheysville, who had been making her home in Harrisonburg with her sister, Mrs. John Gilmer, since last August, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, April 2nd.
            Mrs. Campbell had not been well for a number of years, but her condition was not considered serious and her unexpected death came as a shock to both her family and her many friends……
            A daughter of the late John W. Braden and Lelilah Leap Braden, she was born Oct. 21, 1888, near Stanley. At an early age she moved to McGaheysville and spent the majority of her life there and in the Island Ford section.
            Mrs. Campbell also lived some time with her son in Roanoke and was a member of the Villa Heights Methodist Church of Roanoke.
            She is survived by one son, C.W. Wraden, of Lynchburg, and one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Perkey, of Baltimore. She also leaves a foster daughter, Miss Helen Breeden, of Harrisonburg. Four sisters, Mrs. Richard Bruce, of Elkton, Mrs. Robert Gooden, of Island Ford, Mrs. John Zeiler, of Baltimore, and Mrs. John Gvilmer, of Harrisonburg. Three brothers, Gilespie Braden, of Waynesboro, and O.J. and Milton Whitfield Braden, both of Harrisonburg.
            Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the chapel of the Lindsey Funeral Home. The Rev. Walter M. Lockett, Jr., conducted the services and burial was in the family lot in McGaheysville Cemetery.                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Nov 1955
MRS. ANNIE CAVE Dies in Washington
            Mrs. Annie Cave, 73, wife of Isaac Herbert Cave, of the Springfield section, Page County, died in the Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., at 11 a.m., yesterday where she has been a patient for the past five weeks.
            Mrs. Cave is survived by her husband and two children, Mrs. Naomi Painter and Aldine K. Painter, of Washington, D.C., and a brother Clyde Owens, of Front Royal.
            Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m., from Graves Chapel at Marksville with burial in the Chapel Cemetery.                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Jul 1951***
BERNARD B. CAVE
            Bernard B. Cave, 60, died in his sleep on Thursday, July 12, at the home of his uncle, Frank Cave, near Marksville, where he was residing...
            Mr. Cave was born near Marksville on Sept. 25, 1890. He returned to his native Page County several months ago after spending several years in Washington where he was employed as a tree surgeon.
            Surviving are a half brother, Charles W. Cameron, and a sister, Mrs. Bayard (Catherine) Taylor, both of Stanley.
            Rev. Berl H. Brewer conducted the funeral Sunday at two o'clock from the Bethlehem Christian Church. Burial was in the Cave family cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Dec 1957
CLETUS CAVE Dies Suddenly.
            The Stanley community residents were shocked and grieved Tuesday of this week to learn of the death of Cletus Calvin Cave, 49, owner of Cave Brothers Service Station. Mr. Cave became ill while at Painter’s Restaurant in Stanley and died at 12:15 p.m…
            Cletus Calvin Cave was a son of the late John A. Cave and Mamie E. Jones Cave. He was born at Stanley on August 7, 1908. He was married to Miss Katie Cubbage, of Stanley.
            Mr. Cave was one of Stanley’s most popular residents and his place of business was a popular gathering place for the men of the community. He successfully operated the Cave Brothers Service Station for many years.
            His wife, Mrs. Katie Cubbage Cave, survives as do four brothers, Lucian W. Cave, of Alexandria, Va.; Ralph M. Cave, of Arlington, Va.; Harold W. Cave, of College Park, Md., and Paul J. Cave, of Stanley; and two sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Pearl) Irvin, of Stanley, and Mrs. Lewis (Grace) Wharton, of Alexandria, Va. Two brothers, Floyd Cave and Joseph Cave, are deceased.
            The Rev. Frank Riley will conduct the last rites Friday morning at 11 o’clock at the Graves Chapel Methodist Church and interment will be in the chapel cemetery.           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Dec 1950
DAVID A. CAVE Succumbs
            David A. Cave, 79, died at his home at Blainesville at 5:00 a.m. on December 24. Last rites took place on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from the Mt. Zion Brethern Church with Rev. Galen Crist in charge. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
            Mr. Cave was born on April 8, 1871, in Page County and was a son of the late Andrew Cave and Eliza Smelser Cave.
            Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Mattie Parlett and Mrs. Nancy Jenkins, and a brother, Hubert Cave, of Luray.                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Dec 1954
MRS. DELBERT CAVE
            Mrs. Lillie Belle Cave, 82, wife of Delbert P. Cave, of Pine Grove, passed away at her home in Pine Grove, near Stanley, at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17th, after being in failing health for two years…
            A daughter of the late Phillip Gray and Martha Buracker Gray, she was born at Pine Grove on March 31, 1872, and spent her entire life in that community. She was united in marriage with Delbert P. Cave on October 2, 1900. Mr. Cave survives her.
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            The Rev. J. Raymond Denton conducted the last rites at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 19th, at St. George’s Episcopal Mission. Interment was in the family cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Mar 1958
MRS. ELLA G. CAVE
            Mrs. Ella G. Cave, 85, widow of the late George H. Cave, of near Marksville, Page County, died early Wednesday morning of this week at the University Hospital after being ill for the past three years….
            Mrs. Cave was born in the Marksville section on August 24, 1872 and was a daughter of the late Francis Kiblinger and Sarah Wolfersberger Kiblinger. She was a member of the Stanley Methodist Church.
            Her husband, George Henry Cave, preceded her in death on November 29, 1945.
            Surviving are ten children, Rev. Marvin H. Cave, of Annandale, Va.; L.M. Cave, of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. F.L. Hutchinson, of Stanley; Mrs. Mary Benes, of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. W.H. (Alice) Brown, of Arlington; Mrs. W.L. (Hazel) McAllister, of Charlottesville; Alfred Cave, of Milan, Tenn.; Mrs. Aldine (Elizabeth) Cave, of Arlington; Jenning Cave, of Arlington and Ross W. Cave, of Luray. One sister, Mrs. W.H. Miller, of Stanley, also survives. One son died in infancy.
            The body will remain at the Bradley Funeral Home until noon Saturday…… funeral services to be held at the Bethlehem Christian Church at two o’clock Saturday afternoon. The Rev. R.K. Nevitt and Rev. O.L. Martin will have charge of the services. Interment will be in the Cave Family Cemetery.                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Apr 1955
FRANK CAVE Dies
            Frank James Cave, 71, was found dead at his home at Marksville Monday morning of this week by his brother, Fred Cave, and his nephew, Ralph Cave, who live nearby.
            Mr. Cave, a son of the late Calvin H. Cave and Julia M. Lucas Cave, was born at Marksville on June 14, 1883, and spent his entire life in that section of the county… He lived alone and spent his life farming. He never married.
            Mr. Cave is survived by one brother, Fred W. Cave, of Stanley, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Maude) Somers, of Luray, and Mrs. Bessie Kite, of Washington, D.C.
            The Rev. O.L. Martin will conduct the last rites at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at he Bethlehem Christian Church. Interment will be in the Cave Cemetery.                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Jul 1956
GEORGE CAVE Dies
            George Franklin Cave, 82, one of the best known citizens of the Marksville section, died at 10 a.m., Monday, July 2nd at the P.M. Hospital after being a patient there only one day. Mr. Cave had been in failing health for the past two years…
            Born at Stanley on July 7, 1875. Mr. Cave was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Return Alexandria Cave. He spent his entire life at Stanley and was well known and lived by everyone.
            Mr. Cave was twice married. His first wife, the former Miss Fannie Bailey, preceded him in death 23 years ago. His second wife, the former Lucy Berry, survives. Also surviving is one son, Samuel A. Cave, of Shenandoah, Va.
            Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Christian Church with the Rev. Charlie Kite and Rev. O.L. Martin in charge. Burial will be in the Cave family cemetery.                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Dec 1951***
J.B. CAVE Dies In Illinois
            Relatives here were notified last week of the death in Stewart, Ill., of Joseph Benton Cave, 78, a native of Page County, who died on October 16. Last rites were held in Scarboro, Ill., from the Evangelical United Brethren Church on October 18, with the Rev. Harlan Brinkhoff officiating. Burial was in Twin Grove Cemetery in Scarboro.
            Mr. Cave was the last member of a large family. His deceased brothers and sisters included: Daniel W. Cave, Mrs. Annie Trenary, Lee, Ashby, Joseph, Andrew and James Cave.
            He is survived by his wife and two adopted sons, of Stewart, Ill.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Aug 1950
Death of JOSEPH M. CAVE
            The Stanley community was saddened to learn of the death of Joseph Maxwell Cave, 38, on Monday at 10:15 a.m. at the University Hospital. Mr. Cave, a prominent businessman, member of the Page County School Board from Marksville Dist., and highly esteemed resident of Stanley had been ill for several months, having been a patient for eighteen weeks at the University Hospital.
            Mr. Cave, a partner with his brother in the Cave Brothers Service Station, had livd in Stanley for the past fifteen years. Prior to that time he had resided in Washington, D.C…
            He was a son of the late John A. and Mamie Jones Cave and was born near Stanley, Va., on May 4, 1912. When quite young he worked a while in Washington, before returning to his native county, where he and his brother Cletus Cave, established their popular business.
            On Oct. 29, 1936, he married Miss Edith Gray, of Stanley, who survives with five children: Dixie, Leola, Joseph, Jr., Paula Raye and J.D. Cave, all at home. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Ralph Cave, Mrs. Lewis (Pearl) Irwin, Paul Cave, and Cletus Cave, of Stanley, Lucien Cave, Harold Cave and Mrs. Lewis (Grace) Wharton, of Washington, D.C. A brother, Floyd Cave, is deceased.
            Last rites were held yesterday at two o’clock from the Stanley Baptist Church with Rev. Springs, of Orange, Va., officiating. The Masonic Order, of which he was a member, was in charge at the burial services at Graves Chapel Cemetery.                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Dec 1954
MRS. LIZZIE ELIZA CAVE
            One of the oldest residents of Stanley, Mrs. Lizzie Eliza Cave, 86, passed away at her home on Christmas Day at four o’clock in the afternoon after an illness of only a day. Mrs. Cave had been in her usual health until she was stricken on Christmas Eve…
            Born on January 15, 1868, at Stanley, Mrs. Cave was a daughter of the late Franklin Short and Susan Burns Short. Since girlhood she had been a member of the Stanley Baptist Church and had the distinction of being its oldest member…
            In 1888 she was united in marriage with Charles I. Cave, who preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1917.
            Surviving are three children: Mrs. Sudie Lowery, of Stanley, Mrs. Edward (Neva) Thompson, of New York City, and Rufus Cave, of Stanley. A daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Laura) Good is deceased. Mrs. Cave also leaves a brother, Charles F. Short, of Stanley.

           

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Stanley Baptist Church with the Rev. James Fox and Rev. J.E. Tucker in charge. Burial was in the family cemetery.

                                                                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 May 1955
T.L. “LEM” CAVE Dies
            Theodore Lemuel Cave, 76, well known farmer near the Stony Man neighborhood, passed away at 1:30 a.m., Saturday, May 21, in the Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past four weeks. He had been in failing health for the past two years…
            A son of the late Andrew M. and Virginia Gochenour Cave, he was born at Stony Man on Nov. 4, 1878, and spent his entire life in that community… He was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren.
            In 1900 he was united in marriage with Miss Rosa M. Jenkins, who preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 1942.
            Surviving are five children: Henry C. and A. Leo, of Luray, Herman E. of Stanley, Leonard L. of Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Edgar (Evelyn) Richards, of Luray. Also surviving are two brothers, Roy and Cletus, both of Luray, 30 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Grace Gochenour, is deceased.
            Rev. Joseph E. Whitacre and Elder H.E. Wakeman conducted the last rites at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren. Interment was in the church cemetery.                                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1954
MRS. NANCY CLOUDE
            Mrs. Nancy Belle Cloude, 86, passed away at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27th, at the P.M. Hospital where she had been a patient for four days. She was brought from the home of her grandson, James Richards, in Charles Town, W.Va., last Friday, to Luray. She had been in failing health for the past year.
            A daughter of the late Nathan Richards and Elizabeth Bradley Richards, she was born at Ida. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethern, and lived near Ida. Her husband, Thomas Cloude, preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Minnie) Richards, and one step-son, Willie Richards, both of Luray.
            The Rev. Joseph E. Whitacre will conduct the last rites at the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethern at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jun 1957
WM C CLOUDE
            William Carl Cloude, 70, prominent farmer of the Ida community, died at 7:15 a.m., Tuesday of this week after a lingering illness, lasting five years. Mr. Cloude, who was widely known in the county, was a native of Rappahannock County, having been born there on July 13, 1886, a son of the late Thomas J. Cloude and Edith Roberta Richards Cloude.
            He was a member of the Mt. Zion Chuch of the Brethern.
            On April 12, 1909, he married Miss Aprila Ellen Richards, who survives him with ten children, Mrs. Everett (Freida) Cave, Mrs. Ora (Ruth) Meadows, Leon Cloude, Mrs. Leslie (Elsie) Richards, Mrs. Ernest (Groveen) Miller, Mrs. Thomas (Augusta) Breeden, Mrs. James (Elva) McCartney and Randolphe Cloude, all of Luray, Harold Cloude, of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Barney (Verlie) Chancey, of Riverview, Florida. One half-sister, Mrs. Joseph Richards, of Luray, also survives.
            The Rev. Joseph E. Whitacre will conduct the last rites Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethern and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Mar 1952
J.L. COLVIN
Colvin Once A Resident of Luray
(By J.R. Broyles)
            J.L. Colvin, years ago a carpenter and cabinet maker of rare skill, residing on Dry Run, died last month at his home in Madison County at the age of 99 uears. After returning to Madison he worked steadily at his trade for a number of years. He was one of the outstanding coffin makers for parts of Madison and Culpeper counties. While working here he was employed by the old Schwartz & Woodward planing mill, a short distance east of the Page Motor Company establishment. A good many years ago Mr. Colvin was believed to be suffering from an incurbale malady. When believed to be practically dead he visited a Minnesota hospital. He returned from that hospital within two months, his friends saying "magically curied." He was never married. He was born in Culpeper County. By the time he was twelve years of age he had worked at different callings, accumulating enough money to buy a set of carpenter tools.  A considerable part of his work in Luray was coincident with the employment of George Glenn, Green Mauck, Al Flinn, Dal Slusher and other outstanding carpenters and cabinet makers. Until a few days before his death he lived alone, though neighborhood families visited him each day. One of his last requests was that he be buried as near the line between Culpeper and Madison counties as possible. His last request was carried out in its entirety. Colvin also had a brother, Joe, who was once a Luray carpenter.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Mar 1957
CHAS. T. COMER
            Charles Trenton Comer, 84, a retired Norfolk and Western carpenter died at 5:40 p.m., Friday, March 8th, at the P.M. Hospital after being a patient there for four weeks. Mr. Comer had been in failing health for the past two months.
            A son of the late Jacob Comer and Betsy Comer, he was born at Shenandoah on January 4, 1873, and was well known and highly respected in the community. He was a member of the Christian Church at Comertown.
            He was married to Miss Viola Cave, who preceded him in death on September 20, 1954.
            Surviving are seven children: Mrs. C.W. (Virgie) Gray, Mrs. H.I. (Edith) Gray, Cletus L. Comer and Mrs. Norman (Velma) Hackley, all of Stanley, E.F. Comer, of Brunswick, Md. E.M. Comer, of Hyattsville, Md., and Leon N. Comer, of Washington, D.C. Seven sisters, Mrs. Mary Good, Mrs. Martha Kite, Mrs. Ella Judd, Mrs. Lena Stanley, Mrs. Fannie Stanley, Mrs. Stella McDonald and Mrs. Ora May, and six brothers, Hiram Comer, Ben Comer, Jacob Comer, Martin Comer, William Comer, all of Shenandoah, and James Comer, of Waynesboro, Va., also survive as do 43 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. Two sisters are deceased.
            The Rev. J.E. Tucker had charge of the funeral service conducted Sunday afternoon at four o’clock at the Graves Chapel Church and burial was in the church cemetery.                                                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Aug 1951***
DAVID LEE (KAGER) COMER
            David Lee (Kager) Comer, 83, died Sunday afternoon at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital following an illness of several months.
            Born in the Steam Hollow community on July 19, 1868, he spent his early life in that section and a good many years in Luray. At the time of his passing he lived near Grove Hill.
            He was well known and was an ardent fisherman...
            His wife, the former Miss Emma Dodson, preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 1941. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Virginia Black, and one son, James L. Comer, both of Hagerstown, Md.; one sister, Mrs. Susan Grimsley, and one brother, Charles Comer, of near Shenandoah.
            Funeral services were conducted from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. C.M. Ford conducting the services. Interment took place in the Sam Comer Cemetery, near Shenandoah...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Nov 1951***
SHENANDOAH NEWS
JOHN H. COMER
            John Henry Comer, 87, one of the oldest farmers of the Comertown section, died shortly after midnight Thursday, Nov. 22, at his home after an illness of several months...
            A son of the late John and Delilah Comer, he was born March 1, 1864, and spent his entire life in this section. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Lucy Lee McAlister, who preceded him in death. To this union were born ten children, Mrs. Ben (Flora) Smith, Pearl, Lester, and Arthur, of Shenandoah, while six sons are deceased.
            He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Rebecca Comer, and to this union were born eleven children, Floyd and Kemper Comer, of Ridgely, W.Va., Mrs. Tom (Hattie) Fadeley, of Mt. Jackson, Mrs. Ronda (Sylvia) Cave, of Orange, Mrs. Rudolph (Thelma) Herring, of Elkton, Mrs. Curtis (Ruth) Kite and Mrs. Vernie (Gladys) Ferrell, of Shenandoah, and Vista, Nellie, and Burtis Comer at home. One son of this marriage is deceased.
            He also leaves twenty-eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his family. Preceding him in death were seven brothers and four sisters.
            Mr. Comer was a lifelong member of the Mt. Lebanon Congregation Christian Church...
            Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Mt. Lebanon Church with his pastor, the Rev. R.E. Newton, officiating, assisted by the Rev. James Short. Burial took place in the family plot in the Comer cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Sep 1954
MRS. VIOLA COMER
            Mrs. Viola Victoria Comer, 83, wife of Charles T. Comer, of Stanley, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at the Page Memorial Hospital after being ill for nine months…
            A daughter of the late Perry Francis Cave and Edna Weakley Cave, she was born at Stanley on June 8, 1871. She was a member of the Comertown Christian Church. She was married to Charles T. Comer, who survives, on Sept. 28, 1892, and to this union nine children were born, seven of whom survive: Mrs. Virgie M. Gray, of Stanley, Emory F. Comer, of Brunswick, Md., Mrs. Edith L. Gray, of Stanley, Earnley M. Comer, of Silver Spring, Md., Cletus L. Comer, of Stanley, Leon N. Comer, of Washington, and Mrs. Velma A. Hackley, of Stanley. Also survive are 44 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Artie) Owens, of Front Royal, and Mrs. Pamley Jenkins, of Stanley, and two brothers, Delbert Cave, of Stanley, and I.H. Cave, of Luray, also survive.
            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Graves Chapel Church with Rev. R.E. Newton in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery.                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Jul 1951***
SHENANDOAH NEWS
MRS. VIRGINIA COMER
            Mrs. Virginia Good Comer, 87, widow of Samuel Comer, a life long resident of this section, died Monday afternoon at 4:30 at her home here following a lingering illness.
            Mrs. Comer was born here on Feb. 9, 1864, a daughter of the late John and Barbara Ann Comer Good. She spent her entire life in the Shenandoah section. Her husband Samuel Comer preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1933.
            Mrs. Comer is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Fellie Dovel, of Shenandoah; Mrs. J.A. (Mattie) McDaniel, of Shenandoah and Mrs. Elma (Bert) McDaniel, also of Shenandoah. She also leaves five sons, John Comer, of Buena Vista; Noah, Alfred, Sammy and Robert Comer, all of Shenandoah. One son, Grant Comer preceded her in death in 1932. One grandson, Melvin Comer also preceded her in death being killed in an automobile wreck near Island Ford on June 2nd of this year. Fifty-two grandchildren and seventy-three great-grandchildren and one brother, Sam Good, also survive.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home. The Rev. J.W. Henderson conducted the services and burial was in the E.U.B. Church Cemetery at Grove Hill...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Mar 1953***
MRS. W.J. COMER
            Mrs. Sarah Annie Comer, 86, widow of W.J. Comer, and a life long resident of this section, died Thursday morning at 1:30 following an illness of two weeks.
            A daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Kite Plum, Mrs. Comer was born near Shenandoah on June 27, 1866, and spent her entire life in this community. She was a loyal and faithful member of the Grove Hill Evangelical United Brethren Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Comer, in 1945, four sons and two daughters.
            She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Dana Breeden, of Shenandoah, and Misses Mary and Polly Comer, at home, one son, Harry B. Comer, of Shenandoah, nineteen grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home with her pastor, the Rev. P.W. Fisher, in charge of the services. Burial took place in the Davis Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Feb 1953***
SHENANDOAH NEWS
W.R.A. COMER
            William Russell Ashby Comer, 86, a retired Norfolk and Western Railway engineer, died Saturday morning at the Y.M.C.A., where he had lived following the death of his wife.
            He was a loyal and faithful member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church.
            He is survived by one son, Russell H. Comer, of Elkton; two daughters, Mrs. S. (Carrie) Barlett, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. H.H. (Maggie) Fitch, of Orange, Va., a brother, C. Ed Comer, of Buena Vista; a half-brother, Gordon Holloway, of McGaheysville;a half-sister, Mrs. Vines, of Baltimore, Md.; twenty-three grandchildren, and a large number of great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the E.U.B. Church with his pastor, the Rev. P.W. Fisher, conducting the services. Burial took place in the E.U.B. Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 May 1955
WILBUR A. CORBIN
            Wilbur A. Corbin, 78, of Luray, died on his birthday Sunday at a Staunton Hospital where he had been a patient for the past week. Mr. Corbin had been in failing health for the past few years…
            Mr. Corbin, born May 8, 1877, in Page County, was a son of the late Isaac Newton and Veronica Henkle Corbin. He was a member of the Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
            Mr. Corbin was a veteran electrician, having retired in 1947 from almost 30 years of service with the old Page Power Co., and the Northern Virginia Power Co. Mr. Corbin was first employed by the Page Power Co., on March 5, 1918.
            Never married, Mr. Corbin’s only survivor is a niece, Miss Helen Corbin, of Baltimore, Md.
            Rev. A.F. Sudduth conducted the funeral service at 11 a.m. yesterday as the Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Interment was in the Brubaker Cemetery at the White House.                                                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Jun 1952
MRS. CORA ALICE CUBBAGE
            Funeral services were held Sunday, June 8, at Beahm’s Chapel for Mrs. Cora Alice Cubbage, 78, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eugen Burner, north of Luray, at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 4th. Mrs. Cubbage had been in ill health for six months.
            A daughter of the late Noah Fox and Adeline Jenkins Fox, she was born at Kimball on May 24, 1874. She was a member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church.
            She was united in marriage with William Cubbage, who preceded her in death.
            Surviving are four children: Robert Cubbage, Mrs. Gracie Gardner, Edward Cubbage, and Mrs. Judith Burner, all of Luray. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Lucy Ruffner, of Luray, Homer Fox, of Kimball, Dallas Fox, of Luray, William Fox, of Hagerstown, Md., Oscar Fox, of Gore, Va., Mrs. Mary Wilson, of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Carrie Price, of Luray, and Mrs. Bertie Griffith, of Kimball.
            Last rites were held on Sunday, June 8, at Beahm’s Chapel with the Rev. John Adkerson officiating. Interment was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Feb 1950
Death of HAMILTON CUBBAGE
            Hamilton Cubbage, of the Cubbage Hollow community, died at his home at 3:00 a.m. Monday. He had been in declining health for some time.
            A son of the late Hamilton Cubbage and Amanda Seekford Cubbage, he was born on November 29, 1867. He was a member of Leak’s Chapel Brethern Church. His wife, who preceded him in death, was Miss Orie Housden.
            He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Raymond (Florine) Meadows and Mrs. Edwin (Oneida) Cardin, of Elkton, Larue Cubbage, Mrs. Luther (Lena) Cubbage, Kirby Cubbage, Mrs. George (Lillian) Grimsley and Mrs. Leonard (Tressie) Lucas, all of Stanley.
            Funeral services will take place today (Thursday) at two o’clock at Hilliard’s Chapel with Rev. John Aleshire in charge. Burial will be in the Chapel cemetery.                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 May 1956
HENRY J. CUBBAGE Dies
            Residents of the Stanley community were saddened by the death of Henry J. Cubbage, 82, one of the oldest residents and best known farmers of that neighborhood. Mr. Cubbage, who had been in failing health for the past two years, passed away at 1 a.m. on Tuesday of this week at his home in Stanley…
            A son of the late James H. Cubbage and Lydie Alger Cubbage, he was born at Stanley on May 8, 1874, and spent his entire life in that community. He was an expert farmer and a devout member of the Leak’s Chapel Church of the Brethern…
            He was married to Miss Lilly Cubbage on December 5, 1900. Mrs. Cubbage survives him with nine children, Mrs. Lawrence (Flora) Good, Mrs. Arthur (Molle) Cubbage, Mrs. Elmer (Luewille) Stoneberger, Floyd Cubbage, Lewis Cubbage, Lloyd Cubbage, Robert Cubbage, Ray Cubbage and Isaac Cubbage, all of Stanley. Three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hilliard, Mrs. Ida Good and Mrs. Lula Good, and three brothers, Philip, Otis and Ernest Cubbage, also survive as do 36 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Three daughters and one son are deceased.
            The Rev. William Rodeffer will conduct the last rites today (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m. at the Leak’s Chapel Church of the Brethern and burial will be in the chapel cemetery.                                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Sep 1952***
JAMES MONROE CUBBAGE
            James Monroe Cubbage, 72, of the Basin Hollow community near Stanley, died suddenly at his home at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. He had been in declining health for several years.
            A farmer and a member of the Leak's Chapel Brethren Church. Mr. Cubbage was a son of the late James Henry and Lettie Alger Cubbage. He was born on Jan. 18, 1890. His wife, Cora A. Cubbage, passed away on Jan. 18, 1949.
            Surviving are eight children: Clyde Cubbage, Mrs. George (Ora) Lucas, Mrs. Oliver (Lucy) Lucas, Mrs. John (Rachael) McCoy, Burmon Cubbage, Kelly Cubbage, Mrs. John (Lila) Hilliards and Kinzy Cubbage, all of Stanley. His surviving brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Will (Ida) Good, Mrs. Lula Good, Phillip, Sonny Boy, Otis and Ernest Cubbage.
            Last rites were held yesterday at two o'clock from his late home with burial in the family cemetery. Rev. J.W. Aleshire and Rev. Jessie Jenkins were in charge.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 May 1957
JAMES CUBBAGE Dies at 96
            James W. Cubbage, 96, perhaps the county’s oldest resident, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21st, at the Page Memorial Hospital, after being a patient there two days. Mr. Cubbage had been in failing health for the past year and had been a patient in the hospital several times…
            James W. Cubbage was a son of the late Simpson and Susie Cubbage and was born at Stanley on May 10, 1861. He operated a farm in the Lucas Hollow section near Stanley for many years and was well-known in the community. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
            His wife, Mrs. Fannie B. Cubbage, preceded him in death on February 7, 1949. Four sons, Arthur, Perry, Herby and Seldon Cubbage, all of Stanley, survive as do sixteen grandchildren.
            Last rites will take place Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Hilliard’s Chapel Pentecostal Church and burial will be in the family cemetery in Lucas Hollow.                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Apr 1955
MRS. LAURA B. CUBBAGE
            Mrs. Laura Belle Cubbage, 79, widow of J. Marshall Cubbage, of Honeyville, died at her home at 4 p.m., Friday. She had been an invalid for over five years.
            … She was a member of the Mt. Lebanon Christian Church…
            A daughter of the late Andrew J. and Lydia C. Kite Comer, she was born September 28, 1876, near Shenandoah. After her marriage she spent the rest of her life in the Honeyville section. Her husband, J. Marshall Cubbage, preceded her in death in 1935 and also four daughters, two brothers and one sister.
            She is survived by three sons, Leo R. and Frank Cubbage, of Stanley, and Leott , of Shenandoah; two daughters, Mrs. W.H. Lucas, of Stanley, and Mrs. Mamie Nauman, of Inwood, W.Va.; thirty-eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Effie May and Mrs. Eunice (Lydia) May, of Shenandoah, and one brother, Elmer Comer, of Shenandoah.
            Funeral services were held from Leak’s Chapel at 2:30 p.m., Sunday afternoon with her pastor, the Rev. R.E. Newton, officiating. The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at one o’clock Sunday afternoon to lie in state until the hour of the funeral.                                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Dec 1958
WILLIAM CUBBAGE
            William Cubbage, 73, who operated the manganese mines at Stanley from 1927 to 1937, died at his home at Stanley at 5:15 a.m., Sunday, December 7th…
            A son of the late Buchanon Cubbage and Virginia Rogers Cubbage, he was born at Stanley on May 6, 1885. He was a member of the Leak’s Chapel Church of the Brethern. On January 31, 1907 he was united in marriage with Miss Nannie B. Cubbage, who preceded him in death on May 14, 1958.
            Mr. Cubbage is survived by four sons, Grant Cubbage, Oliver Cubbage, Lake Cubbage and Everett Cubbage; two daughters, Mrs. Elton Housden and Mrs. Vada Stoneberger, all of Stanley. His step-father, Trenton Cubbage; two half-brothers, Jack Cubbage and Albert Cubbage, and one half-sister, Mrs. Carrie McCoy, all of Stanley, also survive him.
            Funeral services were held from the Leak’s Chapel Brethern Church at 2:00 o’clock Tuesday, December 9th With. Rev. William Rodeffer, assisted by Rev. J.E. Tucker, officiating, with burial in the Chapel Cemetery.                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 May 1958
MRS. WILLIAM CUBBAGE Dies
            Mrs. Nannie B. Cubbage, 70, well known Stanley resident, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14th at the University Hospital after being a patient there for one week. Mrs. Cubbage had been in failing health for the past five months.
            Mrs. Cubbage was born at Stanley on March 12, 1888 and was a daughter of the late Charles Cubbage and Verendia Cubbage. She was a devout member of the Leak’s Chapel Church of the Brethern.
            On January 13, 1907 she was married to William Cubbage, who survives her with six children, Grant Cubbage, Mrs. Elton Housden, Mrs. Vada Stoneberger, Oliver Cubbage, Lake Cubbage and Everett Cubbage, all of Stanley. Three brothers, John Cubbage, Ernest Cubbage and Dewey Cubbage, and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Cubbage, and Mrs. Esther Cubbage, all of Stanley, also survive.
            The Rev. William Rodeffer and Rev. J.E. Tucker conducted the last rites Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Leak’s Chapel Church of the Brethern and burial was in the chapel cemetery.                                                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Dec 1955
Last Rites for MRS. ELLA MAY DARNELL
            Last rites were conducted on Friday afternoon at 3:30 from Beahm’s Chapel for Mrs. Ella May Darnell, 81, of east Luray, who passed away at her home last Wednesday afternoon. Elder John Loor of the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church, conducted the funeral, assisted by Elder James Stanley, of Richmond. Interment was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.
            …..
            Mrs. Darnell was a native of Rappahannock County where she was born on Oct. 10, 1874, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Woodard Dodson, of Sperryville. She had resided in Luray all her married life and was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Her husband, William J. Darnell, preceded her in death on October 2, 1940.
            Surviving are three children: Miss Mary Darnell, at home, and James and Raymond Darnell, also of Luray; and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Price, of Riverdale, Md.    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Mar 1950
Death of MRS. ALICE BELLE DEAN
            Mrs. Alice Belle Dean, 77, died on Wednesday, March 1st, at 10 p.m. at a Staunton Hospital, following an illness of about one month.
            She was born near Roanoke on March 17. 1873, and was the daughter of Martin C. and Virginia Obershain.
            Her husband, Isaac K. Dean, preceded her in death on April 2, 1936. The following children survive: Mrs. James E. (Della) Taylor, of Stanley, Mrs. Beryl Singhass, of Berryville, Mrs. Edward (Ruth) Waters, of Luray, Mrs. Russell P. Obershain, of Berryville, and Adam C. Obershain, of Alexandria, Va. One brother, E.B. Obershain, of Roanoke, also survives. Another brother and one sister are deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stanley Adventist Church with Elder A.F. Sudduth in charge of the services Burial was in the Adventist Cemetery.                                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Apr 1958
HOWARD E. DEAN Dies After Long Illness
            Howard E. Dean, 61, well known resident of the Stanley community, passed this life Tuesday afternoon, April 15th, at 1:30 at his home. Mr. Dean had been in failing health for the past five years and had been a patient in the University Hospital several times.
            Mr. Dean was a native of Roanoke, Va., having been born there on January 19, 1897, a son of the late Samuel Dean and Lillie Page Dean. He was a retired Norfolk and Western Railroad Brakeman…
            On October 13, 1821 he was united in marriage with Miss Bertha Miller and to this union six children were born, all of whom survive.
            Mr. Dean is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Earl (Vivian( Berry, Mrs. Boyd (Lamont) Beahm and Howard Dean, Jr. all of Stanley; Aubrey Dean, of Shenandoah; Ralph Dean, of Rileyville and Mrs. Lynwood (Nola) Good, of Luray. One sister, Mrs. Sterling (Vera) Webbley, of Hendon, Va and one brother, Garlon Dean, of Sterling, Va., also survive.
            The Rev. O.L. Martin and Elder C.E. Clough will conduct the last rites Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church and interment will be in the church cemetery.                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Sep 1954
MRS. MARY B. DEAVERS
            Mrs. Mary Bell Nicholson Deavers, 84, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Atkins, on Fairview Road. Luray….
            Mrs. Deavers was born Oct. 15, 1869, at Rileyville and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Mountain View. She was married to Edward Deavers who preceded her in death on December 11, 1927. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. J.N. (Lillie) Smelser, Mrs. D.B. (Agnes) Rickard, Mrs. C.W. (Ethel) Rickard, all of Rileyville, and Mrs. Herman (Minnie) Atkins, of Luray, and six sons, Samuel E. Deavers, of Berryville, Jesse L. Deavers, of Rileyville, Thomas W. Deavers, of Front Royal, Cecil J. and Harry C. Deavers, of Rileyville, and Ollie G. of the U.S. Navy. One son and one daughter are deceased.
            Last rites will be held today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View S.D.A. Church with Elder John Mitchell in charge. Interment will be in the church cemetery.           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Mar 1957
MCKINLEY DINGES Dies
            William McKinley Dinges, 60, prominent citizen of the Springfarm section, near Luray, passed away at the University Hospital, at 1:22 p.m. Friday, March 8th. Mr. Dinges, who had been in failing health for the past two years, had been a patient in the hospital for the past four weeks…
            Mr. Dinges had been employed in the mixing room at the American Viscose Corporation in Front Royal for twelve years and had been a printer in Springfield, O. for twelve years. He was a member of the Leaksville Camp, Modern Woodmen of America, and was a devout member of the Main Street Baptist Church.
            Mr. Dinges was a son of the late Robert Lee Dinges and Ella Berry Dinges, and was born at Leaksville on February 20, 1897. On October 12, 1926, he was married to Miss Katie L. Strickler, who survives him with seven children: Mrs. J.E.R. (Julia Bell) Foster and Mrs. J.E.R. (Mary E.) Foster, Jr., both of Overall; Charles Dinges, Floyd T. Dinges, Bettie J. Dinges, Virginia K. Dinges and James L. Dinges, all of Luray. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Sallie Dinges, of Luray, Mrs. Charles (Susan) Anderson, of Hampton, Va., Mrs. Raymond (Irene) Gunldolf, of Yellow Spring, Ohio, and Mrs. Virgie Anderson, of Charlottesville, and three brothers, Charles F. Dinges, of Stanley, Robert C. Dinges, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Clifford Dinges, of Luray. One daughter is deceased.
            The Rev. T. Lee Richardson and Rev. Joseph E. Whitacre conducted the last rites Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Main Street Baptist Church and burial was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Jan 1952
SHENANDOAH NEWS
Last Rites Held for MRS. MARY DOBBS
            Last rites for Mrs. Mary Magdalene Printz Dobbs, 91, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, with her pastor, The Rev. H.E. Pfeifer, officiating. Burial took place in the cemetery at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Grove Hill.
            Mrs. Dobbs was the daughter of the late Benjamin S. and Salome Smith Printz and was born at Stony Man, near Luray, on May 8, 1860. On June 15, 1893, she was married to Thaddeuses Dobbs, who preceded her in death in 1939. They lived for many years at Grove Hill before coming to Shenandoah where they resided with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Foltz.
            Mrs. Dobbs died Sunday morning at 10:55 after an illness of five years...
            She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John D. (Freda) Foltz, and two sons, Harry A. Dobbs and K. Glenwood Dobbs, all of Shenandoah. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Apr 1955
MRS. LULA MARTIN DODSON
            Mrs. Lula Martin Dodson, 83, beloved wife of John W. Dodson, of Luray, passed away at a Staunton Hospital on April 14, at 6:05 p.m., where she had been a patient since Feb., this year. She had been sick for about four years, as she suffered several strokes, and was a patient in several hospitals at different times. Death came as a shock to her family, due to sudden complications… In early youth she joined the Baptist Church, and later moved her membership to the Main Street Baptist Church, when she came to Luray to live.
            Born on May 6, 1870, and educated under Professor Brown, who was also a prominent minister of the day, she majored in ancient and Bible History. For many years she taught a Sunday School class in her church in the morning and taught in different chuches in the afternoon. Her only surviving sister, Mrs. Mabel Custer, of Roanoke, was unable to attend the funeral, as her husband is very ill. Besides her husband, who is in his 89th year, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Harry (Lelia) Cloude, Mrs. Frank (Emma) Fristoe, Mrs. Austin (Pearl) Comer and Mrs. Joe (Marie) Cave, two step children, Mrs. John R. Dodson, of York, Pa., and Gilbert Dodson, of Millville, W.Va., and a number of grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held in the Main Street Baptist Church Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. T. Lee Richardson officiating, assisted by Rev. Joseph E. Whitacre, of the Church of the Brethern. Interment was in the family lot at Green Hill Cemetery.                                                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Nov 1950
Death of EVANS DOVEL
            Evans J. Dovel, 40, of Stanley, succumbed at the University Hospital at 3:25 a.m., on Saturday, October 28th, after being a patient there for only one day. He had been in ill health for about four years, however.
            He was born on May 31, 1910, and was the son of the late Jacob I. Dovel and Viola F. Painter Dovel.
            The deceased followed the occupation of farming throughout his life.
            On October 19, 1935, he was united in marriage with Miss Carrie Comer, of Luray, who survives him.
            Rev. R.E. Newton conducted the funeral services on Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Stanley Adventist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Jan 1950
Death of MRS. ALICE FARMER
            Mrs. Alice Farmer, 65, died Friday, December 30, at the Washington County Hospital. Services were held Sunday at the family cemetery at East Liberty, Va.
            She was a daughter of the late Pamily Alger and Simeon Keyser if Ingham, Page County, Va.
            Surviving are her husband, James Farmer and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Mary Keyser, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. David Purdham, of Half Way, Md., Mrs. Mattie Clingham, of Hagersown, Md., Isaac Keyser, of Connellsville, Pa., John and Adolph Keyser, of Hagerstown.                                                                             
Page News & Courier Thursday 12 Dec 1957
MRS. ZELLA VIRGINIA FOLTZ Dies
            Mrs. Zella Virginia Foltz, a well-known and highly respected Stanley resident, passed away at her home on Sunday, December 8th. Mrs. Foltz had been in failing health for the past year…
            Mrs. Foltz was born at Stanley and was a daughter of the late Isaac Aleshire and Catherine Aleshire. She was a devout member of the Stanley Methodist Church…
            On December 25, 1889 she was married to James William Foltz and to this union seven children were born, five of whom survive. Mr. Foltz preceded her in death on July 4, 1945. Surviving are Miss Esther Foltz, of Stanley, Mrs. J.M. (Lena) Hill, of Luray, Leslie F. Foltz, of Waynesboro, Dr. Curtis R. Foltz, of Roanoke, and Mrs. Walter (Virginia) Godwin, of Bethesda, Md. Two sons, Claude D. Foltz and Vincent W. Foltz passed away within the past year. Two sisters, Mrs. Vernie Petefish, of Stanley, and Mrs. Leonard Petefish, of Rileyville, also survive as do four brothers Wilmer Aleshire and Frank Aleshire, both of Stanley, and Amos Aleshire, of Front Royal, and Clyde Aleshire, of Luray. Three brothers are deceased.
            The Rev. R.K. Nevitt, assisted by the Rev. E.J. Nottingham, III, conducted the last rites Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock at the Graves Chapel Methodist Church and interment was in Graves Chapel Cemetery.                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Apr 1951***
Mrs. Foster's Rites Sunday                 (MRS. GENEVA F. FOSTER)
            Rev. Berl H. Brewer officiated on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from Leak's Chapel, at the last rites for Mrs. Geneva Frances Foster, 37, who died at her home east of Luray, on Wednesday, April 5th, at 2:30 p.m.... Interment took place in the church cemetery.
            The deceased was born on July 1, 1913, the daughter of Ernest Cubbage and Carrie Lucas Cubbage, of Stanley. She was a member of the Stanley Adventist Church.
            On September 27, 1927, she was married to Elmer Foster, of Luray, who survives. Surviving besides her husband are the following children: Mrs. Robert (Margie) Alger, of Stanley, and Edith, Robert, Aleeta, Betty Jane, and Shelly Rebecca, all at home. Two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bryant and Mrs. Lizzie Knott, of Stanley, survive, as well as a half sister, Mrs. Velva Cubbage, and a half-brother, Freeman Cubbage, both of Stanley...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Feb 1957
AMOS GOOD DIES
            Amos Good, 71, well known agriculturist of the Mill Creek neighborhood, passed away at the P.M. Hospital at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 5th. Mr. Good had been in failing health for the past two years but had been a patient in the hospital for one day…
            Mr. Good was born in Page County on December 2, 1885 and spent his entire life in the county. He was a son of the late Isaac Newton Good and Nancy Price Good. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
            In December, 1906, he was married to Miss Mattie S. Painter, who survives him with four children, Mrs. Minnie Lee Wilson and Ivan R. Good, both of Luray, Kirby L. Good and Clarence E. Good, both of Luray. Two sons and one sister are deceased.
            Elder A.F. Sudduth will conduct the funeral service Friday morning at eleven o’clock at the Hawksbill Primitive Baptist Church and burial will be in the Huffman Cemetery.                                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Jun 1958
ARTHUR GOOD
            Arthur Good, 69, of Stanley, died Saturday morning at the Veteran’s Hospital in Roanoke where he had been a patient since 1951. He was a veteran of World War I.
            A son of the late Jacob and Emmaline Lucas Good, he was born near Stanley on April 15, 1889. He was a member of the Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethern.
            Mr. Good is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eula Good, and seven children; Mrs. Eula Clem, of Luray and Weldon Good of Stanley by a former marriage; Arthur G. Good, Mrs. Lacy (Carrie) Walters, Mrs. John (Myrtle) Price, Kenneth Good & Lynwood Good all of Luray. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. John Turner of Shenandoah and one brother, Clarence Good of Stanley, and nineteen grandchildren. Several sisters are deceased.
            Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethern. Rev. R.E. Newton was in charge of the services and burial was in the family cemetery nearby.                                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Dec 1956 (Shenandoah News Section)
MRS. C.A. GOOD
            Mrs. Bettie Lee Good, 72, widow of Charles A. Good and a well-known resident of the Bethel Community near Elkton, died at her home Tuesday morning following a lingering illness.
            A daughter of the late Hiram and Lola Stoneberger, she was born in that section and had spent her entire life there.
            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carl D. (Maud) Judd, of Elkton, and Mrs. Nellie Viands, of Buffalo, N.Y., a step-son, W. Jack Good, of Elkton, two sisters, Mrs. Josie Ferrell and Mrs. Hunter Alger, of Elkton, three brothers, Charles, George and Osby Stoneberger, all of Elkton, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the Bethel Christian Church, with the Rev. J. Edward Swain, Rev. J.W. Henderson and Rev. Mr. Smith officiating. Burial took place in the Elk Run Cemetery.                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jul 1950
Death of CHARLES E. GOOD
            Charles Edward Good, 73, died on Tuesday, July 4th, at 1:25 p.m. at his home in Stanley, Mr. Good had been ill since March.
            He was born on November 12, 1876, the son of the late Noah Good and Sarah Ellen Price Good.
            His wife, Mrs. Annie Thomas Good, survives along with four children: Mrs. Joseph (Myra) Ramey, Luray, Walter E. Good, and Mrs. Joseph (Thelma) Furr, of Stanley, and Warren G. Good, of Harrisonburg. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Odus Good, Mrs. Carrie Dinges, Mrs. Bertha Stroup, Mrs. Wiley Purdham, Mrs. William Wilson, all of Stanley, Mrs. Maggie Stroup and Mrs. Mayberry Blosser, both of Weyers Cave, Va.
            Funeral services will be conducted from the Stanley Adventist Church today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. John Adkerson in charge. Burial will be in the Adventist cemetery.                                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Aug 1954
HENRY A. GOOD
            Henry Amos Good, 77, of Stanley, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in a Staunton hospital. He had been in ill health for the past four years…
            Henry A. Good, a farmer, was a son of the late Noah and Susan Aleshire Good, and was born on March 22, 1877, at Stanley where he spent most of his life.
            His wife, who was Miss Minni Mayes, died on Nov. 25, 1943.
            He is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Mabel Burnette and Mrs. Opal Rhosecap, of Arlington, Mrs. Elsie Stoneberger, Mrs. Blanche Hall and Mrs. Rena Watts, of Washington, D.C., six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He also leaves three brothers: Otis Good, of Hagerstown, Harry Good, of Wilmington, Del., and Ernest Good, of Stanley, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl McCollister, of Shenandoah.
            Elder A.F. Sudduth will conduct the funeral on Fridat at 11 a.m., at the Adventist Church in Stanley and burial will be in the Mayes Cemetery…                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Oct 1959***
SHENANDOAH NEWS
ISAAC O. GOOD
            Isaac Otis Good, 79, of Route 2, Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, October 5, at the Washington County Hospital at 10:30 a.m.
            Born near Stanley, Va., the son of the late Noah and Susan A. Good, he resided in Hagerstown for the past forty years. He was a retired Western Maryland Railway employee, a member of the Luray Methodist Church and a member of the Luray Modern Woodmen of America.
            Besides his wife, Mrs. Della Aleshire Good, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Rice, of Hagerstown; a sister, Mrs. Pearl McAlister, of Shenandoah; two brothers, Ernest, of Stanley, and Tilden Good, of Delaware; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services were held at the Norment Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Wednesday, October 7, with the Rev. Joseph H. Clem officiating. Interment took place in the Salem Reformed Church Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Nov 1950
Death of MRS. J.G. Good
            Mrs. Annie Good, 80, widow of the late J. Grant Good, of the Steam Hollow community, died at her home at 6:30 p.m. Sunday following an illness of several years. Mrs. Good suffered a fractured hip two years ago and had been bedfast since the accident.
            Just a few days after Mrs. Good broke he hip and was a patient at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, her husband died suddenly in his sleep.
            A life-long resident of this community, she was a member of the First Christian Church of Shenandoah…
            He is survived by four children- one daughter, Mrs. Joe (Nettie) Comer, near Shenandoah, three sons, John W. Good, of Shenandoah, and Robert Good and Charles Good, of near Shenandoah; one brother. John Dodson, of Luray; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Christian Church, with services in charge of her pastor, the Rev. C.M. Ford. Interment took place in the Sam Comer Cemetery.                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Sep 1958
JAMES HARRY GOOD
            James Harry Good, 77, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, September 3rd at the Page Memorial Hospital. Mr. Good had been in failing health but had been admitted to the hospital only two hours before his death.
            Mr. Good was an employee at the Virginia Oak Tannery in Luray for years and had also been employed at the Luray Orchards from which he retired… He was a member of M.W.A. 11922.
            Mr. Good, a son of the late Reuben Jackson Good and Sarah Ellen Good, was born at Stanley on June 22, 1881. He was thrice married. His first wife, the former Miss Hattie V. Jenkins and his second wife, the former Miss Bertie Dofflemoyer, are deceased. His third wife, the former Miss Rachel Dofflemoyer, survives him as do the following children: A. Lloyd Good, Ermon J. Good, James E. Good, Mrs. Paul (Thelma) Painter, and Robert Good all of Luray; Mrs. Edward ( Eura) Breeden of Charles Town, W.Va., Virgil Good of Frederick, Md.; Mrs. Robert (Bessie) Jenkins and Mrs. Marshall (Louise) Willard of Halltown, W.Va.; Emmett Good of Saliur, Kansas and Mrs. Robert C. (Mildred) Johnson of Florida.
            Last rites will be conducted in the chapel at the Bradley Funeral Home on Friday at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. C.E. Clough.                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 May 1956
JOHN H. GOOD
            John H. Good, 83, well-known resident of the Honeyville section near Stanley, passed away at ten a.m., Thursday, May 10th, at the P.M. Hospital after being a patient there since April 25th. He had been ill for about four weeks.
            Mr. Good was born at Stanley on Oct. 18, 1872, and spent his entire life in the county where he had many friends. Farming was his life work… He was a devout member of the Leak’s Chapel Church of the Brethern.
            Mr. Good was twice married, his first wife being the former Miss Hattie Turner, who is deceased. His second wife, the former Miss Lucy Blosser, is also deceased.
            Surviving are five children: Mrs. Jesse (Effie) Shiver, Mrs. Claude (Daisy) Wright, Willie Good, David Good and Miss Lelila Good, all of Stanley, Two grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.
            The Rev. Wm H. Rodeffer conducted the funeral services Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Leak’s Chapel Church of the Brethern and interment was in the chapel cemetery.                                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Nov 1951***
JOHN MORGAN GOOD
            John Morgan Good, 85, passed away at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday at his home on Grove Street in East Luray following an illness of three weeks.
            Though advanced in years, Mr. Good had been quite active until recently, and for many years had been an employee at the tannery. Later he had been connected with the butcher trade.
            Mr. Good was a native of Stanley, and a son of the late Henry Good and Frances Aleshire Good. He was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church.
            His wife, the former Miss Elizabeth Stroupe, preceded him in death ten years ago. Surviving are three children: Albert Good, east end merchant, Leonard Good and Mrs. William (Nellie) Griffith, also of Luray. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Lena Sigler, of Stanley.
            ... until Friday morning when it will be taken to his late home where the funeral services will be held on Friday at 2:30 p.m. His pastor, Rev. T. Lee Richardson, will officiate. Interment will be Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Apr 1959***
KERMIT C. GOOD
            Kemit C. Good, 51, of Stanley, Va, died Sunday, April 26, at 7:15 a.m. in the R.M. Hospital in Harrisonburg where he had been a patient since April 17th. Mr. Good was a brick layer and stone mason and was well known in Page County. He was the son of George Good and Nina Painter Good.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Painter Good, two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Doris) Rhinehart, Mrs. George (Anna Bell) Hensley, both of Stanley, and two sons, Virgil Good, of Stanley and Alvin Good of the U.S. Army. Brothers and sisters surviving are: Melvin Good, Mrs. Rachel Grandstaff, Mrs. Flossier Turner, Glendon Good, Mrs. Magdeline Painter, Calvin Good, all of Stanley and Unice Good, of Arlington, Va.
            Funeral services took place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Stanley with Elders C.E. Clough and took place in the Adventist Church John Loor officiating. Interment took place in the Adventist cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Feb 1959***
SHENANDOAH NEWS SECTION
Death of SAMUEL P. GOOD
            Samuel Preston Good, 92, one of this community's oldest citizens, died Thursday morning at his home here. He had been in declining health for several years...
            Mr. Good was a retired Bridge Foreman for the Norfolk and Western Railroad, having retired March 4, 1941...
            A son of the late John and Barbara Ann Comer Good, he was born August 25, 1866. On March 4, 1894, he married Miss Mary Susan Comer of Shenandoah, and they had been married for nearly sixty-five years.
            Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, John Good, Emmett Good, Raymond Good and David Good of Shenandoah; Fletcher Good, of Hedgeville, W.Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Freda) McAlister, Mrs. Clyde (Minnie) Sours, Mrs. Frances Shenk, Mrs. Tommy (Mary) Wright of Shenandoah; forty-seven grandchildren; forty-six great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. He was the surviving member of his family. He was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters and three children. He has one hundred and six descendents.
            Funeral services were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home with the Rev. R. Lee Clapp officiating... Burial took place in the McAlister Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Mar 1950
Death of MRS. MARY ELIZABETH GRAY
            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gray, 78, died at her home in Pine Grove on Wednesday, March 22nd, at 9:30 p.m., after an illness of about 10 days.
            A daughter of the late William Gray and Isabel Cave, she was born on July 14, 1871.
            She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church.
            Her husband, James N. Gray, preceded her in death on May 12, 1943. Her survivors are the following children: H.I. Gray, H.L. Gray, Mrs. W.W. (Vengie) Gray, and Mrs. Minnie Elizabeth Gray, all of Stanley, and Joseph A. Gray, of Richmond. Also one brother, Theodore Gray, of Stanley, is surviving.
            Rev. Thornton, of Yancey, Va., conducted the funeral services from St. George’s Mission in Pine Grove on Saturday at 2 p.m.                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Jun 1958
MRS. RAYMOND O. GRAY
            Mrs. Eula G. Gray, 46, died Wednesday morning of this week in the Waynesboro, Va. Hospital.
            Mrs. Gray was born at Stanley on October 13, 1911 and was a daughter of David W. Gray and Rachel Owens Gray. She was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            Surviving are husband, Raymond O. Gray and two sons, Bobby J. and Steve at home. Two sisters, Mrs. Leola G. Miller of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. Edythe B. Cave of Stanley, and two brothers, Russell W. Gray of Alexandria and Ray O. Gray of Stanley, also survive.
            Last rites will take place in Waynesboro.                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Feb 1953***
SHENANDOAH NEWS
MRS. CLARA GRIMSLEY
            Mrs. Clara Grimsley, 82, of the Steam Hollow community, near Shenandoah, died at her home Saturday morning...
            The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Monday to lie in state at the Episcopal Church until the hour of the funeral at 11 o'clock. Funeral services were in charge of her pastor, the Rev. J. Raymond Denton. Burial took place in the Sam Comer Cemetery.
            She is survived by two sons, Mahlon J. Grimsley and Reuben Grimsley, of Shenandoah, one daughter, Mrs. James Kirtley, of Shenandoah, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. T.T. Grimsley...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Aug 1951***
HUBERT GRIMSLEY
            Friends and relatives were shocked and grieved on Monday when it was learned of the sudden death of one of the best loved and well known citizens of Shenandoah, Hubert P. Grimsley, 84, who died about 11:00 o'clock Monday morning while enroute on a train from Roanoke to Lynchburg.
            Mr. Grimsley was a retired Norfolk and Western section foreman and was born near Shenandoah on January 15, 1867. A son of the late Margaret and Preston Grimsley, he spent his entire life in this community.
            His wife, Mrs. Alice Lucas Grimsley, preceded him in death of July 26, 1945. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Noah (Victoria) Comer and Mrs. I.W. (Myrtle) Judd, of Shenandoah, two sons, Kemper Grimsley, of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Otis Grimsley, of Shenandoah. One son and one daughter preceded him in death as did three sisters and two brothers. One sister, Mrs. Frank Orye, of Shenandoah, also survives, and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Charles Rooks officiating, assisted by Rev. George Stanley and Rev. Ridenour. Interment was in the Sam Comer cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 Jan 1957            (SHENANDOAH SECTION)
ROY HARLOW Dies of Burns
            Roy Lee Harlow, 27, of Shenandoah, died at 8 a.m. Saturday January 5th at the R.M. Hospital where he had been a patient after being severly burned in a fire at his home on New Year’s Day…
            Mr. Harlow, a popular young man, of Shenandoah, was engaged in the poultry and turkey business. He was born at Newport on April 17, 1929 and was a son of William David Harlow and Lillie C. Freeze Harlow. On May 15, 1949 he was married to Miss Aurelia Virginia Painter. Mrs. Harlow survives him with three children, Dianna Darlene, Roy Lee, Jr., and Dawn Gale, all at home. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ferrell (Dorothy) Leake, of Luray, and Mrs. William D. (Norma) Good, of Timberville, and one brother, Ralph Wayne Harlow, of Shenandoah.
            Elder John Loor and Elder Chester Clough conducted the funeral service Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church and burial was in the church cemetery.                                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Jan 1959***
W.D. HARLOW
            W. David Harlow, 61, a well-known farmer and poultryman of the Grove Hill community, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Friday, January 16th at the R.M. Hospital...
            Mr. Harlow was born at Grove Hill on February 10, 1897, a son of the late William Harlow and Lee Keyser Harlow. He was a member of the Newport United Church of Christ...
            His wife, the former Miss Lilly C. Freeze, preceded him in death on August 14, 1958. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ferrell (Dorothy) Leake of Luray, and Mrs. William (Norma) Good of Timberville; one son, Ralph Wayne Harlow of Shenandoah; seven grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. G.H. (Sudie) Hansbrough of Shenandoah; Joseph E. Harlow of Baltimore, Md.; Granville Harlow of Luray; John Harlow; Harry Harlow and Robert Harlow, all of Aliquippa, Pa. One son, Roy, and one sister are deceased.
            His pastor, the Rev. R.L. Clapp officiated at the last rites Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Newport United Church of Christ. Burial was in the Newport Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Mar 1950
CARRIE VIRGINIA HIGGS Sucumbs
            Carrie Virginia Higgs, 80, died at her daughter’s home, Mrs. G.G. Stroup, of Leaksville, on Friday evening at 5:30 p.m.
            She was the daughter of Henry Higgs and Mary Ann Price and was born on January 3, 1870.
            She was a member of the Mill Creek Old School Baptist Church.
            One daughter, Mrs. G.G. (Sally) Stroup survives along with the following brothers and sisters: C.A. Higgs, of Strasburg, C.E. Higgs, of Luray, John and W.T. Higgs, of Westville, Ohio, George Higgs, of Luray, Mrs. Mattie Henkel, of Luray, and Mrs. Bertha Siford, of Winchester.
            Funeral services were conducted from the Leaksville Congregational Christian Church on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. R. Kern Eutsler, of the Luray Methodist Church in charge of the services. Burial was in the Leaksville Cemetery.                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Dec 1959***
DEWEY O. HIGGS
            Dewey Otis Higgs, 60, of Front Royal, Va., died Monday night, December 21st in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., where he had been a patient for one week...
            Mr. Higgs was a son of the late Benton and Matilda Dofflemoyer Higgs and was born in Page County on July 14, 1899. He moved to Front Royal nine years ago. Mr. Higgs had recently retired after working at the American Viscose plant for 17 years.
            He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie Skelton Higgs; one brother, Elmer Higgs of Luray; and four sisters, Mrs. Nora Schiltz and Mrs. Elsie Simmers of Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Margaret Wills of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Blanche Cable of Burbank Calif. One sister, Mrs. Ruby Snyder of Springfield, Ohio, is deceased.
            Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, December 24th at 1:30 in the chapel of the Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal, with the Rev. T.C. Boyd, minister of the Front Royal Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was at 2:30 p.m. in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery, Luray.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Dec 1957
WILLIAM T. HIGGS
            William Thomas Higgs, 85, a retired carpenter, who lived at the home of his niece, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Painter, passed away last Thursday morning at 4:30 on the Page Memorial Hospital where he was a patient for one day. Funeral services took place Saturday.
            Mr. Higgs was born in Page County on April 12, 1872, a son of the late Henry Higgs and Mary Ann Price Higgs. He lived in Westville, Ohio, for about fifty-five years and moved back to Luray in 1952. He never married.
            One sister, Mrs. Bertha Siford, of Stanley, and four brothers, John Higgs, of Westville, Ohio; George F. Higgs, of Shenandoah; Clarence E. Higgs, of Stanley and Cletus A. Higgs, of Strasburg survive.
            The Rev, Rosser G. Clapp conducted the funeral services Saturday afternoon, December 21st at two o’clock at the Leaksville United Church of Christ and interment was in the church cemetery…                                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Apr 1959***
MRS. CARRIE HILLIARDS
            Mrs. Carrie L. Hilliards, 79, widow of John T. Hilliards, of Stanley, died suddenly at 12:25 a.m., Friday, April 17th, at the P.M. Hospital where she had been a patient for one day...
            Mrs. Hilliards was born at Stanley on November 5, 1879, and was a daughter of the late James Henry Cubbage and Lydia Alger Cubbage. She was one of the oldest members of the Leak's Chapel Church of the Brethren.
            She was united in marriage with John T. Hilliards on October 13, 1896. Mr. Hilliards preceded her in death on March 14, 1939.
            Surviving are six children, Raymond J. Hilliards, Garland L. Hilliards, Mrs. J.D. (Alice) Lumsden and John P. Hilliards, all of Stanley; Mrs. I.N. (Iva) Lucas of Shenandoah; and Mrs. B.C. (Mabel) Seal of Elkton. Two sisters, Mrs. W.W. Good and Mrs. Marvin Good of Stanley; three brothers, Otis W. Cubbage, Phillip D. Cubbage and Ernest W. Cubbage, all of Stanley; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren also survive. Three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
            The Rev. William H. Rodeffer and the Rev. J.E. Tucker officiated at the funeral services Sunday afternoon at three o'clock in the Leake's Chapel Church of the Brethren. Interment was in the chapel cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Apr 1955
GRAFTON HILLIARD
            Grafton Burgess (Bud) Hilliard, 72, well known resident of the Stanley section, passed away at 4:!5 p.m., Tuesday, April 26th, at the P.M. Hospital, where he had been a patient for only one day. Mr. Hilliard had been in failing health for three months…
            Mr. Hilliard was born near Shenandoah on June 2, 1882, and was a son of the late Charles R. Hilliard and Margaret Eaton Hilliard. For seven years he was employed on the Norfolk and Western Railroad until his eyesight failed in 1924. He was a loyal member of the Hilliard’s Chapel Church and was one of the founders of that church…
            On January 25, 1905, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Nancy Jenkins, who survives him with the following children: Mrs. Alma Painter, of Arlington, Mrs. Leon (Pauline) Good, of Stanley, Mrs. Robert (Naomi) Shuler, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Dillard (Magdaline) McDaniel, of Stanley, Mrs. Elby (Ruby) Cubbage, of Stanley, Arthur G. Hilliard, of Arlington, and Charles D. Hilliard and Harry H. Hilliard, both of Cheverly, Md. Also surviving are 31 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two brothers, Charles S. Hilliard and Franklin D. Hilliard, both of Stanley.
            The Rev. John Henderson will have charge of the funeral service to be held, Friday, April 29th, at 2 p.m., at the Hilliard’s Chapel Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.                                                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Aug 1953***
MRS. BARBARA ELLEN HINTON
            Mrs. Barbara Ellen Hinton, 75, passed away at the Page Memorial Hospital at 12:45 p.m., Monday, August 24th...
            A daughter of the late Elder George and Mary Ellen Wilson Painter, she was born at Newport September 9, 1877. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren...
            Mrs. Hinton was united in marriage with William T. Hinton December 5, 1894. Mr. Hinton preceded her in death on May 5, 1946.
            She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Fred (Vertie) Gochenour, Mrs. Howard (Hazel) Dinges, Elmer Hinton and Grover Hinton, all of Luray, Mrs. Oscar (Essie) Eckard, of Hagerstown, Md., Walter ("Bud") Hinton, of Coatsville, Pa., and Lloyd Hinton, of Baltimore, Md. One daughter and two sons are deceased.
            Last rites were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, at the Luray Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Joseph Whitacre, assisted by Eld. H.E. Wakeman, officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Apr 1951***
Death of MRS. DELLA M. HOUSDEN
            Mrs. Della May Housden, 69, widow of George W. Housden, passed away on Sunday night at 8:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elyon lger, of Shenandoah, where she had been living for the past year or more...
            She was a native of Page County having been born near Stanley on February 17, 1882, a daughter of the late Albert J. Rhinehart and Mary Painter Rhinehart. She was a member of the Newport Christian Church.
            On January 4, 1899, she was united in marriage with George W. Housden, of Stanley, who preceded her in death two years ago.
            Surviving are the following children: Cletus C. Housden, of Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Velma May Campbell, Russell H. Housden, Deavert F. Housden, Melvin C. Housden, Dewey C. Housden and Miss Rachael L. Housden, all of Stanley, Mrs. Edna Irene Miller, Mrs. Elyon Alger, and Miss Linda Virginia Housden, of Shenandoah. She also leavs twenty-three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
            The body was taken to the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray where it remained until the funeral yesterday. Last rites were held at Leak's Chapel with Rev. John Aleshire officiating. Burial was in Leak's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Dec 1955
MRS. W. HUNTER HUFFMAN
            Mrs. Mollie Knight Huffman, 77, wife of William Hunter Huffman and a beloved resident of the Shenandoah-Stanley area, died at her home Thursday at 3:30 a.m., following an illness of several years. She had been a patient several times in the hospital. Her condition became critical about a week ago.
            Mrs. Huffman was born near Stanley, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Knight. She was a devout and active member of the Alma Primitive Baptist Church for 54 years, being the oldest member in point of years in the congregation…
            She was united in marriage with Mr. Huffman in 1924, who survives with four step-children, George David Huffman, John W. Huffman, Mrs. Elbert (Eva) Shuler and Mrs. Vernon (Anna Mae) Foltz, all of near Shenandoah; a niece, Mrs. Russell Alger, of Stanley, and a sister-in0law, Mrs. Tom Knight, of Stanley; eleven step-children and one great-great grandchild.
            The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home Sunday morning to the Alma Primitive Baptist Church to lie in state until 11 a.m., the hour of the funeral. The services were conducted by Elder Ben H. Seekford, of Washington, and the Rev. William H. Rodeffer, of McGaheysville. Burial took place in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.                                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Aug 1952
WM H. HUFFMAN
            William Henry Huffman, 83, died at his home in Bridgewater Friday, August 8. He was the son of the later Elder J.B.S. Huffman, of Rileyville. He was a member of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethern.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Ella May Sours, one sister, Mrs. Charles (Annie) Bumgardner, and two brothers, Amos Huffman and Sam Huffman. He also leaves one daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Bessie) Strickler, five sons, Leo S. Huffman, Lester W. Huffman, Nelson T. Huffman, Arthur S. Huffman and Joe B. Huffman and six grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 10, at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethern with interment in the Oak Lawn Cemetery near Bridgewater…               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Apr 1954
ASHBY F. HURT
            Ashby Franklin Hurt, 75, died at 12:10 p.m., Friday, April 23, in a Staunton Hospital. He had been in failing health for about a year….
            The son of the late Henry B. Hurt and Nancy Ellen Jenkins Hurt, he was born March 7, 1879, in Madison County, and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sam (Katie) Buracker, of Stanley.
            Last rites were held Sunday April 25th, at 2 p.m., at the Upper Mill Creek Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. L.P. Hale and Rev. G.A. Cave in charge of the services. Interment took place in the Modisett Cemetery.                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Nov 1950
DAVID BENTON JENKINS Dies in Ohio
            David Benton Jenkins, highly respected and beloved native of Page County, died suddenly at his home in Springfield, Ohio, last Sunday morning, according to a telegram received by his brother, James W. Jenkins, who lives a mile south of Luray, Other surviving members of his family are Mrs. Tirzah Painter, the Mechanic Street correspondant of the News and Courier, and Mrs. Sudie Jenkins Painter, widow of the late Ambrose C. Painter, a well-known lumber dealer of Page County, in addition to Mrs. Emma Printz, of Urbana, Ohio.  Deceased brothers of Mr. Jenkins are Hubert Jenkins in Ohio, and Frank Jenkins, who died a number of years of the Stony Man Village neighborhood.
            D. Benton Jenkins was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jenkins, of Stony Man Village, where the family lived for many years and where they were highly respected citizens. The Jenkins family in earlier times were members of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church… While a resident of Ohio the deceased David Benton Jenkins became affiliated with another church, it is believed the Presbyterian Church. Had he lived Mr. Jenkins would have reached his 85th birthday on March 27.
            He went to Ohio a number of years before he was married. Later he married Miss Mary Overholtzer of that State. The couple had no children. The last time they made a visit to Page County was in 1911, the year of Luray’s Homecoming Week. After going to Ohio Mr. Jenkins by hard work and frugality acquired means for an education, something that enabled him to having been elected township clerk of Lawrenceville, a thriving city of that State. For a long time he was also a well-known merchant of Champaign County, Ohio. As age gradually enfeebled him he disposed o his mercantile holdings, living a retired life. Other surviving relatives of Mr. Jenkins are his cousins, Mrs. Fannie Miller, of Ida, and Mrs. William I. Cave, of Stony Man. James W. Jenkins attended the funeral of his brother in Springfield on Tuesday of this week.                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 May 1954
MRS ESSIE JENKINS
            Mrs. Essie M. Jenkins, 76, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Burns, of Stanley, where had made her home for the past seven years, at 7 a.m., Tuesday, May 18. Mrs. Jenkins had been in failing health for the past two years…
            A daughter of the late Benjamin Long and Mattie Funkhouser Long, she was born in Frederick County on July 14, 1877. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethern Church at Lebanon.
            Mrs. Jenkins was twicew married, her first husband being William E. Rothgeb, and her second, Isaac Newton Jenkins, both of whom are deceased.
            She is survived by two children: Mrs. Elmer (Marguerite) Burns and Mrs. Claude (Evelyn) Comer, both of Stanley. Also surviving is one brother, W.F. Long, of Middletown, Va. Three children, two brothers and one sister are deceased.
            Last rites will take place today (Thursday) at 11 a.m., in the Stanley Baptist Church with Rev. James H. Fox and Rev. J.E. Tucker in charge. Interment will be in the Huffman Cemetery.                                                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Sep 1952
MRS. FANNIE A. JENKINS
            Mrs. Fannie Ann Jenkins, 84, a native of the Ida section of the county, died last Saturday morning in a Staunton hospital, where she had been a patient for several years. She was a daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth Buracker and had been a member of Graves Chapel Methodist Church for many years. In earlier times Mrs. Jenkins, accompanied by an older sister, would often make walking ten mile round trips from her home to attend the regular meetings at Graves Chapel.
            She was buried on Monday afternoon in Evergreen Cemetery, her funeral services being conducted from Bradley’s Funeral Home by Rev. Kern Eutsler, pastor of the Luray Methodist Church. In former years, Mrs. Jenkins made her home at different times at “Glen Mary”, the home of the late Mr. And Mrs. Adanijah Shope, the Shope family at that time being the present mansion house on the Ida Valley Homestead. Her deceased husband was Charles H. Jenkins, who a number of years ago suffered fatal injuries on the farm of the late Isaac Long, near the Page County Almshouse, by falling from a tree he was trimming. She is survived by two children, Mrs. J.R. (Lizzie) Broyles and Mrs. E.L. (Daisy) Short, of Luray.
            The immediate cause of Mrs. Jenkins’ death was a paralytic stroke. During the time she was a hospital patient she was visited several times by her daughter, Mrs. Broyles. Within the past seven months the following near relatives of Mrs. Jenkins have died: a brother, a niece, a nephew and a cousin.                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Nov 1951***
Shenandoah News
MRS. IDA F. JENKINS
            Mrs. Ida Florence Jenkins, 81, widow of William V. Jenkins, of Alma, died at the Smithland Convalescent Home, near Harrisonburg, Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock where she had been a patient for several months.
            Mrs. Jenkins had lived at Alma for about forty years...
            She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Sarah Walton Louderback, and was a faithful and loyal member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Alma.
            She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Bertie) Campbell, of Stanley; Mrs. Oscar (Myrtle) Rinaca, of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Albert (Cora) Rhinehart, of Stanley; Mrs. Ray (Beulah) Courtney, of Stanley; one son, Jacob Russell Jenkins, preceded her in death; three sisters, Mrs. R.V. Dovel, of Luray; Mrs. Joseph Foltz, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Charles Lucas, of Shenandoah; and one brother, C.H. Louderback, of Shenandoah.
            Funeral services were held at the St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Alma on Sunday at 2 o'clock with her pastor, the Rev. B.B. Latshaw, Jr., officiating...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Sep 1954
ISAAC N. JENKINS
            Isaac N. Jenkins, 75, a farmer of the Kite Hollow section, near Stanley, died in the Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for a day on Tuesday night at 8:20. Mr. Jenkins had been in failing health for several years…
            Mr. Jenkins, who was born near Stanley on August 23, 1879, was son of the late Israel and Eliza Weakley Jenkins. On March 17, 1910 he married Miss Virgie M. Jenkins, who survives with seven children: Mrs. Seldon (Celia) Jones, of Rileyville, Mrs. Madison (Emma) Weakley, of Madison, Va., Mrs. Owen (Virginia) Cardin, of Luray, Cletus Jenkins, of Roanoke, Isaac Jenkins, of Stanley, Melvin Jenkins, of Stanley and Chester Jenkins, U.S. Army in Korea. A daughter and two sons are deceased. He also leaves eleven grandchildren.
            Rev. O.L. Martin will conduct the funeral services Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the Bethlehem Christian Church and interment will be in the Yager family Cemetery.                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Dec 1952
JAMES W. JENKINS
            James William Jenkins, 80, retired Luray farmer, died at the University of Virginia Hospital at Charlottesville on Friday, December 5th, after an illness of six weeks. He had been a patient at the hospital since November 25th. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Old School Baptist Church.
            A son of the late Daniel Jenkins and Barbara Ann Printz, he was born at Stony Man on October 14, 1872. He was twice married. His first wife, the former Miss Sadie Printz, preceded him in death. He is survived by his second wife, the former Miss Myrtle Painter, of Leaksville, and the following children: Melvin Jenkins, of Washington, D.C., and Lilly May Jenkins, at home. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Tirzah Painter, of Luray, Mrs. Sudie Painter, of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Emma Printz, of Urbana, Ohio.
            Last rites took place on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., at the Leaksville Congregational Christian Church with Elder A.F. Sudduth officiating.                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 May 1950
MRS. LENA BELLE JENKINS Succumbs
            Mrs. Lena Belle Jenkins passed away at the age of 80 on Tuesday night of this week about 10 p.m. She had been in ill health for the past 12 years.
            Mrs. Jenkins was born in Page County, the daughter of Prensley Buracker and Margaret Berry, both deceased.
            She was a member of the Baptist Church.
            She was the widow of William W. Jenkins, who preceded her in death in February of this year.
            Surviving are the following children: Prevy Jenkins, Stanley, Marvin, Amos, Nolan and Lester Jenkins, all of Luray. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Phillip Buracker, Stanley, Emma Buracker, Luray, and Mrs. Neicy Jenkins, of Stanley.
            Elder H.E. Wakeman will conduct the funeral services from the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethern today (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Dec 1954
MRS. NANCY BELL JENKINS
            Mrs. Nancy Bell Jenkins, 87, for many years a resident of the Stony Man community, died after seven years of illness at her home on Friday morning of last week at five o’clock…
            …She was a devout member of the Mt. Zion Church and was a regular attendant at all its services until her health began to fail.
            Born on December 29, 1866, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Eliza Smelser Cave, of Luray.
            She was married in early life to Jacob C. Jenkins, who preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1938.
            Surviving are seven children: Mrs. Lillie Woodward, Mrs. Rob (Mary) Cave, Mrs. Eunice Short, Lee Jenkins and Mrs. Maurice Jenkins, all of Luray, Mrs. Ira (Dora) Naugle, of Columbus, O., and Emory Jenkins, of Elyria, O. A son and daughter are deceased. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren and 29 great great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., from the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethern with Rev. Joseph Whitacre and Elder H.E. Wakeman in charge. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Feb 1953***
OLIVER TRENTON JENKINS
            Oliver Trenton Jenkins, 84, native of Virginia, died Sunday, February 15, at 8:45 p.m., at his home in Shepherdstown, W.Va. He had been ill for the past two weeks and in failing health for two years.
            Born May 9, 1868, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Betty Southern Jenkins, of the Marksville section of Page County.
            Survivors include four sons- Gilbert Jenkins, Alexandria, Va.; Irvin, Everett and John Jenkins, this city; four daughters- Mrs. Minnie Ridenour, Weston; Miss Elsie Jenkins, Huntington, Mrs. Pearl Hess, Route 3; Mrs. Maude Fraley, Liberty Street; 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and one brother, Isaac Jenkins, Bardane.
            Services were held last Thursday at 10 a.m., from the Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest James officiating.
            Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Nov 1953***
ROBERT J. JENKINS
            Robert Jackson Jenkins, 88, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grover C. Bailey, on Tanner's Ridge, at 8:15 a.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 18...
            A son of the late Churchill E. Jenkins and Elizabeth Hurt Jenkins, of Madison County, he was born on June 11, 1865, in Madison County.
            He was a farmer and a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Mission at Tanner's Ridge. He was united in marriage with Miss Mollie B. Offenbacker on March 1, 1889. Mrs. Jenkins preceded him in death on March 22, 1942. He is survived by four children, Oscar L. Jenkins, of Elkton, Jessie Jenkins, Mrs. Polly Stroupe and Mrs. Hallie Bailey, of Stanley. Also surviving are thirty-five grandchildren, forty-three great grandchildren and four great, grandchildren. One daughter is deceased.
            Last rites were held on Friday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m., at St. Luke's Episcopal Mission with the Rev. Dennis Whittle in charge. Interment was in the family cemetery at Tanner's Ridge...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 May 1950
SELDON CLINTON JENKINS Dies
            Seldon Clinton Jenkins68, of near Stanley, passed away on Wednesday, April 26th at 5 p.m., at the home of his son, Willard F. Jenkins, of Silver Springs, Md.
            He was the son of Elza and Dollie Stoneberger Jenkins and was born on February 12, 1882. He was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Minnie Jenkins, of Stanley, who is now visiting in Silver Springs, a son, Willard F. Jenkins, of Silver Springs, Md., and one sister, Mrs. Lester (Cora) Seal, of Stanley. One son is deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Berl H. Brewer, at the Luray Christian Church on Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Mar 1950
Last Rites Held for JAMES JEWELL
            Last rites were held Monday morning at eleven o’clock from the Morning Star Lutheran Church for James Jewell, 79, well-known farmer of the Kimball section, who died on Saturday, February 25. Mr. Jewell was severely burned last Monday when his clothing caught fire while he was burning brush. He was a patient in the Page Memorial Hospital for five days.
            Mr. Jewell was born on July 25, 1870, in the Jewell Hollow community and was a son of the late William and Janie Sours Jewell. He was a devout member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Susie Elizabeth Smith, and the following children: Oscar L. Jewell, of Luray, Luther Jewell, of Kimball, Mrs. Clarence (Mamie) Williams, of Shenandoah, Odie B. and Roy C. Jewell, of Luray. One child died in infanct. He also leaves a brother, Thomas Jewell, of Luray, a sister, Mrs. Jacob (Loney) Smith, of Luray, a half-brother, Keller Jewell, of Kimball, and a half-sister, Mrs. Jett Klizer, of Upperville, Va.
            His pastor, Rev. Hensil B. Arehart officiated at the last rites on Monday. Interment was in the church cemetery…                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Nov 1954
MRS. JEWELL Dies At 94
            Mrs. Laura Bell Jewell, who celebrated her 94th birthday on August 1st, passed away at the home of Herman Deavers at Rileyville, at 12:15 p.m., Friday, November 5th, after being ill for six weeks…
            A daughter of the late Andrew Jewell and Rilla Nichols Jewell, she was born in Page County on August 1, 1860, and spent her entire life in the county. For the past 18 years she had resided at the home of Herman Deavers at Rileyville. She was a life-long member of the Brethern Church…
            Surviving are one son, James A. Jewell, of Rileyville, three sisters, Mrs. Annie Rickard, of Rileyville, Mrs. Susan Molden, of Alberta, Md., and Mrs. Fannie Deavers, of Front Royal, and two brothers, Thomas, of Luray, and John, of Alexandria.
            Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Joseph E. Whitacre at the Rileyville Brethern Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Interment was in the John Deavers Cemetery near Oak Hill.                                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Apr 1955
THOMAS JEWELL
            Thomas Jewell, 79, passed away at 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Miller, in Winchester, where he had been for the past ten days. He had been in failing health for about a year…
            Mr. Jewell was born on January 13, 1876, in the Morning Star section, a son of the late William Jewell and Jane Sours Jewell. He spent his entire life in that section where he was a farmer. He was a loyal and faithful member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church, attending services regularly.
            He was united in marriage with Miss Rosa Lee Smelser, who survives him with one son, Bergie Jewell, of Manassas, and two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Pearl) Miller and Mrs. Harl (Valley) Cosner, both of Winchester. One half sister, Mrs. Lizzie Cliser, of Madison, also survives.
            The Rev. Hensil B. Arehart will conduct the late rites at 3 p.m., today (Thursday) at the Morning Star Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery…                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Sep 1957
THOMAS JEWELL Dies
            Thomas Jewell, 79, well known resident of the Bixler Ferry section, died at 11 p.m. Friday, August 30th, in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital after being a patient there for three weeks…
            Mr. Jewell was born in the Bixler Ferry neighborhood of the county and resided all there all of his life. He was a member of the Fletcher’s Chapel Methodist Church.
            His wife, the former Miss Blanche Silvious, died April 22nd of this year.
            Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Bettie Henry, Mrs. Effie Silvious, Mrs. Myrtle Bowman and Elmer Jewell, all of Luray, Mrs. Victoria Chrisman, of Charles Town, W.Va., and Hobart Jewell, of Stanley. Two brothers, Richard and Money, both of Rileyville, also survive.
            The Rev. Howard C. Smith conducted the last rites Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in the chapel at The Bradley Funeral Home and interment was in the Henry Family Cemetery in Bixler’s Ferry.                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Jun 1952
MRS. MARY COMER KAUFFMAN
            The death of Mrs. Mary Comer Kauffman, 89, of Rileyville, occurred at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Winchester. Mrs. Kauffman had been in ill health for the past five years.
            A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George H. Comer of Stony Man, she was born on February 4, 1863. She was a member of the Rileyville Lutheran Church. Her husband, Thomas Jackson Kauffman, preceded her in death on November 10, 1930.
            Surviving are two children: Comer Kauffman, of Arlington, Va. and Mrs. Luther (Myrtle) Miller, of Rileyville. She was the last surviving member of her family.

            Last rites will be held on Friday afternoon at two o’clock from the Rileyville Union Church with the Rev. Glenn Boliek officiating. Burial will be in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery…