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PAGE NEWS & COURIER OBITUARIES (TRANSCRIBED) 1960-1969, Part 1

Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Jun 1961***
Last Rites for MRS. CARL ALESHIRE
            Last rites were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, June 24th in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home for Mrs. Winifred Marie Aleshire, 35, popular young matron who was fatally injured in the three-car crash Sunday night, June 18th which also claimed the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Vaughan, Jr. The Rev. O.L. Martin, pastor of the Luray Christian Church, officiated at the funeral services and interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
            Mrs. Aleshire, the former Miss Winifred Marie Estep of Luray, was born in Page County on October 27, 1925 and was a daughter of the late Roy L. Estep and Anna B. Stinson Estep. She was a 1944 graduate of Luray High School and a member of the Luray Christian Church.
            On July 9, 1945 she was united in marriage with Carl J. Aleshire of Luray and to this union were born twon daughters, Brenda Kay and Sharon Faye.
            ... moved with her family to Richmond several years ago, where her husband was employed in the tailoring department at the State Farm, Goochland County.
            ...
            Her husband, Carl J. Aleshire, her two daughters, Brenda Kay, 15, and Sharon Fay, 12, survive her as do her stepmother, Mrs. Leon Cooke of McGaheysville, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Fox of Baltimore, Md.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Paul (Elinor) Garst of Harrisonburg and Mrs. Ralph M. (Mary Elizabeth) Ligocki of Tucson, Arizona and one half-brother, Lynwood Estep of Baltimore, Md...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Oct 1963
JAMES CARTHER ALESHIRE Dies
            James Carther Aleshire, 71, of Luray, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 14th, in the Newma Nursing Home in Grottoes where he had been a patient for nine months. He had not been in good health for several years.
            He was born March 23, 1892 in Stanley and was the son of Manuel and Hester Nauman Aleshire. He married the former Rosetta Jenkins, who survives.
            Besides his wife, Mr. Aleshire is survived by the following children: Mrs. Floyd (Mamie) Grandstaff, Mrs. Emmett (Nellie) Housden, Mrs. Kirby (Janet) Shenk and Howard Aleshire, all of Luray; Mrs. Earl (Mae) Lord, of Miami, Florida, Harry Aleshire, of San Francisco, California and Carl Aleshire, of Hagerstown, Md.; one sister Mrs. Carrie May, of Shenandoah; sixteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
            The Rev. Owen Preston conducted the funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Jul 1963
JOHN WILLIAM “BUD” ALESHIRE Dies at 76
            John William “Bud” Aleshire, 76, passed away in Staunton, Va., on Sunday, July 7th at 5:00 p.m. after being in failing health for several years.
            Mr. Aleshire was a farmer and logger prior to his death.
            He was born on May 8, 1887 at Stanley and was the son of the late Mac and Christina Mauman Aleshire/
            He was united in marriage with the former Miss Ida B. Chrisman, who preceded him in death in 1938.
            He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn V. Ramey, of Stanley; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Maye, of Shenandoah and one brother, Carthur Aleshire, of Luray.
            Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 10th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. B.W. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Mar 1964
MARTIN LUTHER ALESHIRE Dies
            Martin Luther Aleshire, 79, died at his home on Route 2, near Stanley at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, March 21. He had been in ill health for about four months prior to his death.
            Mr. Aleshire, a native of Stanley, was born on May 4, 1884 and was the son of Charles T. and Mary E. Via Aleshire. He was employed as a carpenter and belonged to the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            Mr. Aleshire, twice married, is survived by his second wife, the former Ruth May. His first wife, Stella Berry Aleshire, preceded him in death.
            Besides his widow he is survived by three sons and two daughters: Everett, Willard and Melvin Aleshire, all of Stanley; Mrs. Beatrice Brown, of Orange and Rhoda Aleshire, of Luray. Also surviving are three brothers, Hollis, of Monrova, Md., William and Sylvester, both of Baltimore, Md., and a sister, Mrs. Miza Riddle, of Ellicott City, Md.
            The last rites were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at the Bethlehem Christian Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. O.L. Martin and The Rev. Jack Masquelier conducted the service.                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Jul 1965
MRS. MAUDE B. ALESHIRE Dies
            Mrs. Maude Brown Aleshire, 84, of Stanley, died Wednesday, July 7, 1965, at 11:45 a.m., at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for one week. Mrs. Aleshire had been in failing health for several years.
            Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 9, at 11 a.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home, with Eld. Paul Schooley officiating. Interment took place in the Adventist Cemetery, in Stanley.
            Born June 8, 1881, in Stanley, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Mary Susan Dinges Short.
            Her husband I. Ashby Aleshire preceded her in death in 1930.
            Surviving is one son, Kermit Aleshire, of Arlington, two grand-children and four great-grandchildren.                                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Jun 1968
NELSON R. ALESHIRE
            Nelson R. (Pete) Aleshire, 54, of Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, June 19 while he was attending an auction.
            He was born March 31, 1914, in Page County and was a son of the late Hollis and Dora Southard Aleshire.
            Mr. Aleshire had been employed as a truck driver by Rude Carrier Corporation and was a dealer in antique furniture.
            He was a member of the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church and a veteran of World War II. He spent four years with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre of War.
            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Frances Wasson Aleshire, and one sister, Mrs. Eva Moreland of Bethesda, Md.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home in Greencastle by the Rev. Fester Couchman Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Aug 1964
Last Rites for MRS. VERNON ALESHIRE
            Last rites were held on Thursday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Vernon Aleshire who passed away at the Page Memorial Hospital on July 27 after a week’s illness.
            Mrs. Aleshire was the daughter of the late Jacob G. and Virginia Ann Foster and was born at Luray on July 31, 1875, and at the time of her passing was only four days from being 89 years of age. She was united in marriage with Vernon F. Aleshire on August 11, 1907, who preceded her in death on March 5, 1960.
            She was a member of the Luray Christian Church and was one of its oldest charter members.
            She was also preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and a daughter.
            She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nathan (Helen) Spitler, with whom she had made her home for about five years. One granddaughter, Mrs. Charles (Connie) Richardson, of Falls Church, and two great granddaughters. Two sisters, Mrs. Shelton Painter and Mrs. Luther Printz both of Luray and one brother, Frank L. Foster, of Manassas, Va.
            The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. O.L. Martin, assisted by the Rev. Owen Preston of the Mt. Zion Brethren Church with burial in the Mt. Zion cemetery.                                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 May 1964
MRS. ADA ANN ALGER Succumbs
            Mrs. Ada Ann Alger, 90, of Stanley, died Friday evening at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Keyser.
            She was the widow of Ernest Wilmer Alger who died in April, 1925. She had been in declining health for the last two years and in critical condition for the past two months.
            Born November 22, 1873, she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Lucinda Foltz Huffman.
            She was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church at Alma.
            Besides her daughter, Mrs. Keyser, with whom she made her home, she is survived by one son, E.E. Alger, of Alexandria, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
            The body was moved from the Warren Kyger Funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at Alma. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. at the church with the Reverend M.P. Lane in charge. Interment was in the Church Cemetery.
            The following brothers preceded her in death; Donald L. Huffman, Ashby Huffman, Charles E. Huffman and William L. Huffman, Clark Huffman, Richard Huffman, Lloyd Huffman, Vernon Huffman, and Ray Huffman.                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Jul 1965
Death of CLAUDE S. ALGER
            Claude Sylvester Alger, 50, of Luray, died Wednesday, July 21, 1965, at 2 a.m., at Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for only one hour.
            Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 23, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment will take place in Graves Chapel Cemetery.
            Born October 28, 1914 in Stanley, he was a son of the late Early V. and Rebecca Good Alger. He was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church. Prior to his death he was employed as an auto mechanic. Mr. Alger was also a veteran of World War II.
            He is survived by his wife, the former Mary M. Stroop, whom he married on September 24, 1939.
            Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Samuel, Donald, Noland, and Ray, all of Luray; three daughters, Anna, Betty and Dorothy Alger, all of Luray; three sisters, Mrs. William Spencer, of Skyesville, Md., Mrs. Clarice Orye, of Stanley and Mrs. Katie Lowe, of Luray. Two sons and one sister are deceased.                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 Jan 1963
JAMES H. ALGER Dies in Md.
            James Henry Alger, 77, a native of the Marksville section, near Stanley, passed this life at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, January 2nd, in Saina Hospital in Baltimore, Md…
            Born in Page County on July 5, 1885 he was a son of the late William Hardin Alger and Rebecca C. Pettit Alger. He was a farmer and was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church.
            Mr. Alger was twice married, his first wife, the former Miss Bessie Jane Weakley, having preceded him in death. He is survived by his second wife, the former Miss Elizabeth C. Jenkins; one son, William Alger, of Baltimore, Md., and one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Brooks, of Stanley. One sister, Mrs. Carrie Triggs of Martinsburg, W.Va., also survives him as do two grandchildren, Emmett Brooks, of Pikesville, Md. and Mrs. June Burner, of Baltimore, Md., and six great grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters are deceased.
            The Rev. Frank Riley officiated at the funeral services at eleven o’clock Saturday morning in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Graves Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jun 1968***
LORA BURNER ALGER
            Mrs. Lora Burner Alger of Media, Pa., died Monday afternoon, June 3 in Media, where she had been residing with a daughter, Mrs. Eva Neil Batty.
            ...
            Mrs. Alger was born Feb. 26, 1880, in Overall, and was a daughter of the late Israel and Martha Ann Cullers Burner.
            She had resided in Ranson, W.Va., for many years until going to Media, Pa. four and one half years ago, to make her home with her daughter.
            She was a member of Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town.
            Her husband, Hubert A. Alger, is deceased.
            Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Mabel Kehl and Mrs. Eva Nell Batty of Media, Pa.; Mrs. L. Ailee Jensen of Kansas City, Kan; Merle E. Alger, Leslie C. Alger and Francis K. Alger, all of Charles Town, W.Va.; Clifton H. Alger and Mrs. Anice Marie Darroch of Cleveland, Ohio; Fred H. Alger of Berryville
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Sep 1966
MRS. MARION C. ALGER
            Mrs. Marion Chrisman Alger of Rileyville, who had been a patient in the Page Memorial Hospital for two months and in failing health for the last six months succumbed at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, September 12.
            She was born at Browntown, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Ferrell Chrisman on December 16, 1889. She was 76 years of age.
            She married Martin Edward Alger on December 23, 1969. On April 5, 1961, Mr. Alger preceded his wife in death.
            She was a member of the Rileyville Brethren Church.
            Two sons, William and Rumsey Alger, both of Rileyville, five daughters, Mrs. Mary Rose, of Marshall; Mrs. Beulah Bowman, of Rileyville; Mrs. Margaret Ponn, of Front Royal; Mrs. Maxine Fristoe and Mrs. Madaline Shenk, both of Luray; 23 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, one brother, David Chrisman, of Bentonville, and one sister, Mrs. Nettie Cullers, of Bentonville, survive. Three sons, two daughters and five sisters are deceased.                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Apr 1961***
MARTIN E. ALGER
            Martin Edward Alger, 73, prominent farmer of the Compton section of Page County, died Wednesday, April 5th in the P.M. Hospital, where he had been a patient only a short time. He had been in failing health, however, for some time...
            A son of the late Martin Alger and Barbara Stoneberger Alger, he was born in Page County on April 3, 1888. He was a member of the Rileyville Church of the Brethren.
            On December 23, 1909 he was united in marriage with Miss Marion Chrisman, who survives him with five daughters, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Rose of Marshall, Va.; Mrs. Beulah Bowman of Rileyville; Mrs. Joseph (Maxine) Fristoe, Mrs. Rumsey (Madoline) Shenk and Mrs. William (Margaret) Ponn, all of Luray; three sons, William Alger, Rumsey Alger and Paul Alger, all of Rileyville, survive him as do 23 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two brothers, Hubert Alger of Ranson, W.Va. and George Alger of Bentonville, Va. Two sons and two daughters are deceased.
            The Rev. Joseph E. Whitacre of Johnstown, Pa. and Rev. Ronald Spire officiated at the funeral services Friday afternoon at two o'clock in the Rileyville Church of the Brethren. Interment was in the Alger Family Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Aug 1965
PAUL EDWIN ALGER Dies
            Paul Edwin Alger, 42, died on Monday, August 16, 1965, at 1:30 p.m., at his home in Rileyville.
            Born on May 3, 1923, he was the son of the late Martin Edward Alger and Marion Chrisman Alger, who survives.
            He was married to the former Katheryn Petefish on March 1, 1946, who also survives.
            The last rites will be held on Thursday, August 19, 1965, at 11 a.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Blaine Blubaugh officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
            Mr. Alger was employed by the American Viscose Corporation of Front Royal at the time of his death.
            He was a member of the Rileyville Methodist Church.
            Besides his wife and mother, Mr. Alger is survived by a daughter, Juanita Kate Alger, of Rileyville, and two brothers, William and Rumsey Alger, both of Rileyville; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Rose, of Marshall; Mrs. Beulah Bowman, of Rileyville; Mrs. Margaret Ponn, of Front Royal; Mrs. Maxine Fristoe, of Luray; and Mrs. Madeline Shenk, of Luray. Two brothers and two sisters are deceased.                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Jul 1965
MRS. SYLVESTER N. ALGER SR. Succumbs
            Mrs. Elva Foster Alger, 60, of Luray, died Monday of last week at 4:40 a.m. in the Winchester Memorial Hospital.
            Funeral services were conducted from the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va., by the Rev. Leland Wyatt of the Herndon Baptist Church. Burial took place in Arlington National Cemetery with the Rev. David Balcom of the Herndon Methodist Church officiating.
            Mrs. Alger was born Sept. 24, 1904, the daughter of the late Edward and Alberta Baker Foster.
            Her husband, the late Sylvester N. Alger Sr., preceded her in death in June, 1960.
            She is survived by a son, Sylvester N. Alger Jr., of Herndon, Va., and a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Ruth Garrison, of Colonial Heights, Va., two brothers, John Foster, of Lime Kiln, Md., James Foster, of Newark, Del., two sisters, Mrs. Marie Pope, of Halltown, Md., and Mrs. S.V. Meadows, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
            Mrs. Alger was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Petersburg, Va.
            Mrs. Alger and her husband, who was associated with the Civil Service, had traveled frequently from 1939 to 1942. For the  last five years she had resided in Luray.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Sep 1963
MRS. BERTHA ASH Dies In Ohio
            Mrs. Bertha Ash, 81, a former Page County resident, died recently in Ohio. She had been an invalid for twelve years.
            Mrs. Ash was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Seal, of near Stanley. She was twice married.
            The following children survive: Rufus Stoneberger, of Luray, Carson Stoneberger, of Front Royal, and Junior Ash, of Ohio. Also surviving are six half brothers, Floyd Seal, of Luray, Raymond Seal, of Stanley and Amos, Oscar, Marvin and Millard Seal, of West Va., and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Three children, three brothers and a sister are deceased.
            Funeral services were held in Ohio.                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Dec 1962***
Brothers Die In Accident, Related in Page                (DAVID & DEAN ATKINS)
            Two brothers, David Garland Atkins, 16 and Dean G. Atkins, 17, of Dublin, Va., near Radford, Virginia, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Atkins of Dublin, Virginia, and grandsons of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Atkins of Luray, were among the six people killed in traffic accidents over the past week.
            Dean Atkins was killed at 10 p.m. Saturday when the car in which he was riding and a dump truck crashed on U.S. Rt. 11 two miles south of Radford, Va. His brother, David died just 35 minutes later at the Radford Community Hospital. Dennis Atkins, 18, another brother, who was driving the car, received head injuries and was admitted to the hospital.
            The boys were nephews of Mrs. Robert Griffith, Mrs. James Emrey, Mrs. Louise Thomas, and Mrs. Fulton Thurston, of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Feb 1964***
THOMAS F. ATKINS Succumbs
            Thomas F. Atkins, 93, who resided on Reservior Avenue in Luray, passed away at the Page Memorial Hospital at 10 p.m., Friday, February 7, after being a patient there for one day...
            A son of the late George N. and Elmira Pullen Atkins, he was born January 10, 1871 in Sperryville. Mr. Atkins, who was a farmer, was a resident at "Honeysuckle Glen" in Sperryville for seventy years prior to moving to Luray in 1961. His wife, the former Maggie F. Dodson, who he married December 26, 1893, preceded him in death August 31, 1963.
            He is survived by three sons, J. Bradley Atkins and Hugh S. Atkins, of Sperryville and Herman B. Atkins, of Luray; two daughters, Mrs. Susie M. Raleigh of Luray and District Heights, Md., and Mrs. Margaret Campbell, of Sperryville; one brother, Joseph B. Atkins, of Sperryville, and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Woodward and Mrs. Mae Woodward, both of Sperryville. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Five children are deceased.
            Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 9, in the Sperryville Cemetery with the Rev. E.W. Bradley officiating.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Sep 1963
MRS. THOMAS F. ATKINS Dies at 86
            Mrs. Maggie Fitzallen Atkins 86, passed away at the home of her son, Herman B. Atkins on Reservoir Road in Luray at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, August 31st. Mrs. Atkins, who had been in failing health for five years, moved to Luray on December 31st, 1961. Prior to that she lived at “Honeysuckle Glen” in Sperryville for 70 years.
            She was the daughter of the late B.F. Dodson and Alberta Bruce Dodson and was born in Rappahannock County December 16th, 1876. She was a member of the Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville.
            She and her husband, Thomas F. Atkins celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary December 26th, 1962. They were married in 1893.
            Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: J. Bradley Atkins, of Sperryville; Mrs. Susie M. Raleigh, of Washington and Luray; Herman B. Atkins, of Luray and Mrs. Margaret Campbell and Hugh S. Atkins, both of Sperryville. Five children are deceased. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Jac Earl Atkins, Tommie Atkins and Mrs. Clarice Hicks, all of Richmond; Robert F. Shumate, of Washington; Robert Atkins, of Penna.; Hugh S. Atkins and Mary Sue Atkins, of Sperryville; Mrs. Joe Henry Aylor, of Arlington, and Herman Wayne Atkins, of Madison College in Madison, Tenn.; and sixteen great grand-children.
            The Rev. H.E. Nicholson conducted graveside services at 11 a.m. Monday, September 2nd in the Sperryville Cemetery.                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Feb 1964***
Death of EARL BATMAN, SR.
            Earl Raymond Batman, Sr., 65, of Luray, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday morning, after suffering a heart attack.
            Born at Shenandoah on May 8, 1898, he was a son of David Henry and Anna Strickler Batman. He was a member of the Shenandoah EUB Church.
            Mr. Batman was employed at Batman Pontiac in Shenandoah.
            He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Henshaw Batman.
            Also surviving are: five daughters, Mrs. Ollie Fischer, Mrs. Edith Argeon, Mrs. Margie Haney, and Mrs. Lucille Jenkins, all of Shenandoah; Mrs. Betty Gray, of Luray; two sons, Joseph R. and Earl R. Batman, Jr., both of Shenandoah; two brothers, Virgil and Julian Batman, both of Shenandoah; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Beazley, of Newport News; Mrs. Marie Rogall, of Baltimore; Mrs. Louise Kinsey, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Mrs. Minnie Powell, of Hagerstown, Md.; one half-brother, Jesse L. Batman, of Shenandoah, and 16 grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Nair officiating. Burial will be in the EUB Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Feb 1969
BENJAMIN L. BEAGHAN
            Benjamin Leroy Beaghan, 46, of Baltimore, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a lingering illness.
            He was born Jan. 2, 1923 in Shenandoah, and was the son of John J. Beaghan and the late Willie Margaret Dorrough Beaghan. He had resided in Baltimore for the past 16 years and was an assembler at the Fisher Body Plant there.
            He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II.
            Surviving besides his father, are his wife, Mrs. Vivian Kite Beaghan, four daughters, Gloria Jean, Carol, Linda and Diane Beaghan, all at home; two sons, Robert Lee and Michael Beaghan, both at home; two brothers, Sherwood Beaghan of Glen Burnie, Md., and John M. Beaghan, of Marlow Heights, Md., and five sisters, Mrs. Henry (Margaret) Hopf, of Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Charles (Helen) Hanback of Chevy Chase, Md.; Mrs. Catherine Russell, of Falls Church; Mrs. Dorothy Shirkey, of Chesapeake, and Mrs. Walter (Peggy) Estes of Seat Pleasant, Md.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday from the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah by the Rev. Thomas Sutton. Burial took place in the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ Cemetery.                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Apr 1965
WILLIAM ALFRED BEAHM Dies
            William Alfred Beahm, 87, of Luray, died Tuesday, April 6, 1965, at 6:00 a.m. at Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for one day. Mr. Beahm had been in ill health for the past year.
            Funeral service will be conducted Thursday (today) April 8, at 2:00 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Reverends Kenneth Graft and E.C. Brewer officiating. Interment will be in Weaver Cemetery.
            Mr. Beahm was a retired farmer and construction worker.
            Born March 7. 1878, in Rileyville he was a son of the late Henry Alfred and Frances Wood Beahm. He was a member of the Rileyville Brethern Church.
            Besides his wife, the former Miss Virgie M. Weaver, whom he married on December 31, 1902, in Luray, he is survived by one son, Robert W. Beahm, of Luray; one daughter, Mrs. Angeline Strickler, of Luray, and five grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death.
            Mr. Beahm was the last surviving member of his family.                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 May 1968
MATTIE ANN BERRY
            Mrs. Mattie Ann Berry, 67, of Stanley, died 8 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for three days. She had been in failing health for several years.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. G.A. Cave, the Rev. Calvin Stroupe and the Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial was in the Yager Cemetery.
            She was born May 12, 1900 and was a daughter of the late Phillip and Lucy Thomas Jenkins. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
            On Nov. 9, 1915, she married Benjamin F. Berry, who died Feb. 17, 1946.
            Surviving are two sons, George L, Berry and William F. Berry of Stanley; one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Breeden of Luray; two brothers, Newton Jenkins and Son Jenkins of Stanley. One brother and three sisters are deceased.                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Oct 1963
MRS. ESTELENE P. BIRD Dies at 81
            Mrs. Estelene Printz Bird, 81, who has been residing with her son, Frank, in Arlington, died in the Smithland Nursing Home at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 27th. She has been in failing health for about six months and was a patient in the nursing home for one month.
            A daughter of the late Isaiah Printz and Ida Pence Printz, she was born in Stony Man near Luray, on July 10th, 1882. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church. Her husband, Frank W. Bird, Sr., preceded her in death in 1914.
            She is survived by two sons, Frank Bird, of Arlington, and Gregory Bird, of Elkton, and the following brothers and sisters: Cecil Printz, of Sheridan, Indiana, Rex Printz, of Forreston, Illinois, Gene Printz, of Westville, Ohio, Mrs. J.T. Campbell and Mrs. John Stewart of Luray, and Mrs. Nathan Peterson, of Largo, Florida.
            Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. James Smith Sunday, September 29th, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Hill cemetery.                                                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 May 1965
Death of GEORGE R. BLAKEMORE
            George Ralph Blakemore, 79, died Thursday, April 29, 1965, at 1 a.m. at his home in Stanley. Mr. Blakemore had been in ill health for the past year.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 1, at 2 p.m., from the Stanley Baptist Church with the Rev. Wyman Ramsey officiating. Interment was in Seekford Cemetery.
            Born August 8, 1885, in Stanley, he was a son of the late Peter and Gaybrella Judy Blakemore. He was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church.
            He had formerly been employed as a Blacksmith.
            Besides his wife, the former Miss Molly Virginia Seekford, whom he married on July 5, 1911, he is survived by four sons; Rudolph, Paul and George H. Blakemore, of Stanley; Billy Blakemore, of Shenandoah; three daughters, Mrs. Vallie Cave, Mrs. Jeanette Pence and Mrs. Jean Blakemore, all of Stanley; 12 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one brother, Mode Blakemore, of Stanley. One son, two daughters, and one sister preceded him in death.                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Dec 1965
DAVID TIMOTHY BLOSSER Passes Away
            David Timothy Blosser, 78, of Stanley, passed away after being in failing health for four years. His death occurred at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, December 5, 1965, at Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient only one day.
            Mr. Blosser was born on July 5, 1887, in Stanley, the son of the late Timothy and Emma Comer Blosser. Prior to his death he was employed with the N and W Railroad Highway Department. He was a member of the Stanley S.D.A. Church.
            He was twice married. His first wife, Emma Rogers is deceased. His second wife, Edna Mae Painter, is still living.
            Surviving are five sons, Clifford, of Luray, Floyd, Preston, Edward and Raymond, all of Stanley; one daughter, Mrs. Calvin (Peggy) Bradley, of Stanley; nineteen grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and one half sister, Mrs. Frank Foltz, of Stanley. One son one daughter and two sisters are deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, at the Stanley S.D.A. Church with Elder C.A. Schram officiating, with interment in the church cemetery.                                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jun 1963***
Death of SUSAN H. BOWARD
            Mrs. Susan H. Boward, 81, of Hagerstown, Md., widow of James W. Boward, died at the King's Daughter's Hospital in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Wednesday, May 29th, at 4:30 a.m. following a long illness.
            Mrs. Boward had been a patient in the Airley Heights Nursing Home for a number of years.
            Born near Stanley, she was the daughter of the late John and Eva Anne Aleshire Purdham. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren and the last surviving member of her family.
            Funeral services were held in the Rest Haven Funeral Chapel at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with her pastor, the Rev. Donald Jordan officiating. Burial took place in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Dec 1965
MISS RUTH P. BRADLEY Dies
            Miss Ruth P. Bradley departed from life on Monday, December 6, 1965, at 2:45 p.m. after being in failing health for several years. She had been staying at the Mountain View Home for eighteen months. She was 66 years of age.
            She was born to the union of the late Isaac C. and Peoria Freeze Bradley on March 9, 1899, in Luray. He father was the founder of the Bradley Funeral Home.
            Miss Bradley was a graduate of Elizabeth College in Salem, Va., and the Williams School of Expression at Ithaca, N.Y. She had worked in the office of former Congressman Thomas Stanley in Washington, D.C. and retired in 1958 from the Post Office Department. She had also been employed by the War Production Board.
            She was a person of genial personality. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Her main hobby was painting and was a very talented artist.
            Miss Bradley is survived by her step-mother, Mrs. Lucille Bradley; one brother, Amos E. Bradley and one sister, Mrs. Denver F. Aleshire Sr., both of Luray.
            A funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, by the Rev. Ralph Hoffmeyer from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Her body was laid to rest in Green Hill Cemetery.                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Feb 1963
Brother of HARRY O. BRADLEY Dies (WILLIAM FRANKLIN BRADLEY)
            William Franklin Bradley, 74, of Inwood, West Virginia, brother of Harry O. Bradley, of Luray, died at the Newton D. Baker Hospital on February 20th, after a long illness. He was a prosperous farmer until about three years ago when he retired from the farm and moved to Inwood. He was born and raised in Page County.
            He was the son of the late Elder W.H. and Emma Shenk Bradley.
            Mr. Bradley was twice married, his first wife being the former Frances Adkins, by whom he had one daughter, Mrs. Sue Shokey. His second wife was Annie Brinker, of Charles Town, who survives him with five children, who are all married. He is also survived by two brothers and a sister.                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Aug 1966
MRS. J. MERVIE BRADLEY
            Mrs. Bessie Verlie Bradley, 74, of Route 2, Luray, succumbed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, in the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for two hours.
            Born in Rappahannock County on August 13, 1892, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Lucinda Jenkins.
            She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church.
            Surviving are her husband, J. Mervie Bradley, three sons, Johnny, Robert and Lynwood Bradley, all of Luray, three daughters, Mrs. Irene Buchanan, of New Market, Mrs. Annie Keith, of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Gladys Shenk, of Luray; 32 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, one brother, Clarence Jenkins, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Berry and Mrs. Mamie Judd, both of Luray. Three sons, three daughters, one brother and four sisters are deceased.
            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Reverends Paul W. Walters and John I. Bradley in charge. Burial took place in the Morning Star Cemetery.                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 May 1963
G. CLEVELAND BREEDEN Rites
            Grover Cleveland Breeden, 77, of near Shenandoah, died at 7:35 Wednesday morning, May 22nd at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in declining health for several years.
            A son of the late James M. and Lola Davis Breeden, he was born in Greene County, August 21st 1885, but had spent most of his life here. He was a member of the Oak Grove E.U.B. Church and Verbena Lodge 42 of the IOOF.
            He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Leigh Turner December 1961.
            He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John (Willie) Sampson, and Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Good, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Louis (Nellie) Morris and Mrs. Leroy (Hazel) Morris, of Concord, N.C., and Mrs. Amos (Aline) Davis of Chattanooga, Tenn., one son, Raymond Breeden, of Shenandoah; one brother, Robert O. Breeden and one sister, Mrs. Mamie Comer, both of Shenandoah; thirty-five grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren.
            The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home to the Oak Grove E.U.B. at 1:30 p.m. Friday, where funeral services were conducted at 3 o’clock by his pastor, the Rev. R.D. Fawley and Rev. John W. Henderson… Burial took place in the George Comer Cemetery.                                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Sep 1965
JUDSON C. BREEDEN
            Judson C. Breeden, 93, a native and lifelong resident of Page County, died Sunday afternoon at four o’clock in a Staunton hospital.
            Mr. Breeden was born May 19, 1865, a son of the late Thomas Sidney and Harriet Breeden. He formerly resided in the No. 2 Furnace section and more recently had lived at Stanley.
            He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lillie Meadows, of Route 1, Elkton and a number of nieces and nephews. Nine sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at eleven o’clock from the Jolliett’s Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert Martin had charge of the services. Burial was in the Jolliet’s Cemetery.                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jun 1967
ETHEL M. BROCKMEYER
            Mrs. Ethel May Brockmeyer, 41, of Stanley, died Thursday, May 25, in Hampton. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Breeden.
            Services were conducted on Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hampton with the Rev. David Mennicke officiating; and on Monday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial took place in the family cemetery.
            Surviving are her husband, Henry Brockmeyer; one son, Ronald Frederic, of Hampton; seven brothers, Aldine, Virgil, Reginald, Garland, David and Delmer Breeden, all of Stanley, and Clifford Breeden, of Luray; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Cook, of Hampton, and Mrs. Evelyn Taylor, of Jacksonville, Fla.                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Mar 1964
( SADIE LONG-BRUBAKER)
            Mrs. Sadie Long Brubaker, 80, a patient at the Luray Nursing Home, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 25th at the home…
            Mrs. Brubaker, a native of Page County, was born April 2, 1883. She was the daughter of the late Dr. John F. Long and Susan B. Kite Long. The widow of the late William T. Brubaker, she was a member of the Hawksbill Primitive Baptist Church.
            Surviving are one son, Abrahm Brubaker, of Luray; a foster daughter, Mrs. Frances Clatterbuck, of Boyce, Va.; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. One daughter, two sisters and a brother are deceased.
            The funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Elder F.E. Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in the family cemetery.                                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Oct 1964
MARION V. BUNDY Succumbs
            Marion Victor Bundy, 79, of Luray, died at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 5, at the University of Virginia Hospital where he had been a patient for five days.
            A native of Luray, he was the son of the late Clay and Frances Hughes Bundy. Prior to his death, he was employed by Campbell’s Plumbing Company.
            Mr. Bundy was twice married. Both of his wives preceded him in death. His first wife was the former Bertha Cyrus and the second was the former Dora Butler.
            Mr. Bundy is survived by one son, Elgie Bundy, of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Green, of Luray; and Mrs. Esiie Riggens, of Braddock, Pennsylvania.
            Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 9, at 2:00 p.m. from the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Barndille officiating. Interment will be in the family cemetery.                                                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Feb 1963             WEST LURAY NEWS
RUFUS BUNDY
            Rufus Bundy, 70, of 7 Cole St. in Luray, died at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2nd, at his home after a lingering illness…
            A son of the late Henry C. Bundy and Frances M. Hughes Bundy, he was born in Luray on March 4, 1892. In 1923 he was married to Miss Mary E. Lovett, who survives him with two children, Leroy Bundy, of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Jane Harris, of Luray. One brother, Marion Bundy, of Luray and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Green of Luray and Mrs. Essie Reggins, of Rankin, Penna., also survive him. One daughter is deceased.
            The Rev. Carl Headen officiated at the funeral services at two o’clock Monday afternoon, February 4th, in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Bundy Family Cemetery.                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Dec 1962***
BERNIE MARTIN BURACKER Dies
            Bernie Martin Buracker, 80 former resident of the Stony Man section, near Luray, died suddenly at his home at Winchester, Va. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon (no day given!)
            Born in Page County on June 10, 1882, he was a son of the late Jacob and Fannie Buracker. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren. He was united in marriage with Miss Mildred Buracker, who preceded him in death.
            Mr. Buracker is survived by six sons, Lloyd and George Buracker of Stanley; Paul, Arthur, Edward and Ernest, of Maryland, two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Williams, of Md., and Mrs. Mae Spitler of Winchester. Two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Helbert of Berryville and Mrs. Edith Comer of Luray; one brother, Dallas Buracker of Stanley; 35 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren also survive him.
            Funeral services were conducted at four o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Owen Preston and Elder H.E. Wakeman officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Jul 1961***
MRS. EMMETT BURACKER
            Mrs. Bessie May Buracker, 68, widow of Emmett Buracker, of Ida section of Page County, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15th at her home after being ill since January 1st...
            Born in Page County on October 24, 1892, she was a daughter of the late Philip Jenkins and Lucy May Thomas Jenkins. She was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            In 1910 she was united in marriage with Emmett Buracker who preceded her in death on July 13, 1943.
            Mrs. Buracker is survived by five sons, Carl Buracker, Trenton Buracker, George Buracker, Dewey Buracker and John Buracker and three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Weaver, Mrs. Elizabeth Weaver and Mrs. Vada Campbell, all of Luray. Two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Berry of Stanley and Mrs. Lizzie Broyles of Kearneysville, W.Va.; two brothers, Son Jenkins and Newton Jenkins of Stanley, also survive her as do seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
            The Rev. O.L. Martin officiated at the last rites at one o'clock Monday afternoon, July 17th in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 May 1965
HARRISON BURACKER Dies Suddenly
            Harrison Buracker, 70, of Stanley, died suddenly Saturday, May 1, 1965, at 9:30 a.m., on the street in Stanley.
            Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 4, 1965, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Reverend Vernon Merkey officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
            Born October 15, 1894, in Luray, he was a son of the late James and Emma Buracker. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren. He was also a member of the American Legion and a World War I Veteran.
            He had formerly been employed at the Virginia Oak Tannery and the Alma Poultry Plant.
            His wife, the former Miss Zella C. Taylor, preceded him in death on October 31, 1944.
            He is survived by two sons, Ralph L. Buracker, of Fremont, California; Carroll D. Buracker, of Harrisonburg; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie Carroll, of Nabasser, Massachusetts; Mrs. Kathleen Housden, of Luray; Mrs. Naomi Bankster, of Modesto, California; three brothers, Andrew Buracker, of Hagerstown, (rest is missing)                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Mar 1965
Death of LUCY JANE BURACKER
            Mrs. Lucy Jane Buracker, 76, of Stanley, died Thursday, March 4, at 5:00 p.m., at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m. from Mt. Zion Church with the Rev. Owen Preston officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
            Born January 30, 1889, in Elkton, she was a daughter of the late Will and Mary Seal. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Brethren Church.
            Mrs. Buracker was twice married. Her first husband, Henry Aleshire, preceded her in death.
            She is survived by her second husband, Reuben B. Buracker; two sons, Loring Aleshire, of Luray, Virgil Aleshire, of Fairfax; three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Buracker and Mrs. Marie Berry, of Stanley, and Mrs. Catherine Buracker, of Luray; 24 grandchildren and three great grand-children.                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Feb 1964***
OSCAR M. BURACKER Dies
            Oscar M. Buracker, age 59, a farmer of Sperryville, died Thursday, February 6th in the University of Virginia Hospital.
            Mr. Alger, a son of James P. and Betty E. Dodson Buracker, was born May 10, 1905 in Stanley. He was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church. His wife, the former Stella Breeden, is deceased.
            Surviving are his step-mother, Mrs. Emma Buracker; two daughters, Ethel Buracker and Iva Buracker, of Sperryville; two sons, Kinzy Buracker and Cecil Buracker, also of Sperryville and the following step-children, Mrs. Bernard Jenkins and Russell Cave, both of Sperryville. One sister, Mrs. Evelyn Gochenour, of Luray and seven grandchildren also survive.
            A funeral service was held at the Bethlehem Christian Church Sunday, February 9th at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Gird Cave officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Nov 1968
SAMUEL W. BURACKER
            Samuel William Buracker, 92, of Luray died 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Staunton Manor Nursing Home in Staunton. He had been in failing health several years.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. (today) Thursday at the Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Lester Horton and the Rev. L.P. Hale. Burial will be in the Adventist Cemetery.
            Mr. Buracker was born Aug. 19, 1876 in Madison County and was a son of the late Henry and Martha Hurt Buracker. He was a farmer and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.
            His wife, the former Catherine Hurt, died April 12, 1958.
            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Gertie) Seal and Mrs. Leo (Emma) Good both of Luray; seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Two sons and four daughters are deceased.                                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 May 1968***
RAYMOND F. BURKER
            Raymond Francis Burker, 85, of Rt. 2, Boonsboro, Md., died Saturday, May 18, at the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md., after a brief illness.
            He was born in Luray and was the son of the late Thomas and Virginia Breeden Burker.
            He was a member of the Calvary Temple of Williamsport, Md., a World War I veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 152 of Hagerstown.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Kessibing Burker, of Boonsboro; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Kennedy of Hagerstown; Mrs. Marvia Spindle of Mineral Wells, Tex., and a step-daughter, Mrs. Lewis Dellinger of Downsville, Md.; five sons, Marvin Burker of Boonsboro, John Burker of Baltimore, Jacob Burker and Franklin Burker, both of Hagerstown, and George Burker of Rockville; twenty three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bast Funeral Home in Boonsboro by the Rev. Vernon Miles. Interment was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Aug 1963
MRS. ARNOLD F. BURNER Dies In Alexandria
            Mrs. Lucille Hilliard Burner, 43, of Alexandria, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday, August 26th, in the New Alexandria Hospital where she had been a patient since July 1st…
            Mrs. Burner was born in Luray, December 7th, 1919 and was the daughter of Hubert J. and Sina Holmes Hilliard. She was a graduate of Luray High School in the class of 1937 and was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church.
            On October 1st, 1938 she was united in marriage with Arnold F. Burner, who survives. They moved from Luray to Alexandria in 1952. She was employed with the White Motor Company and Woodhouse Stationary in Washington, D.C. for five years. Her husband is a funeral director with the Cunningham Funeral Home in Alexandria.
            She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert J. Hilliard, of Stanley; four children, Mrs. Douglas Tabor, of Austin, Texas; Judith A. Burner and Franklin and Gregory Burner, of Alexandria; four grandchildren; and the following brothers and sisters: Holmes H. Hilliard, of Strasburg, Mrs. Jeanette Painter, of Stanley, Mrs. Betty Comer and Mrs. Sarah Darnell, of Hialeah, Florida, Mrs. Laura Comer, of Shenandoah and Kenneth Hilliard, of Pasadena, Maryland.
            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Cunningham Funeral Home in Alexandria with the Rev. J.P. Gulley officiating. The Rev. E.C. Brewer will conduct a service at the Bradley Funeral Home in (GET REST OF OBIT)                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Oct 1961***
CHARLES WM. CAMERON Dies Suddenly
            Charles William Cameron, 53, one of the partners in the Luray Grill, died suddenly at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 30th...
            The son of the late John William Cameron and Mary Ellen Cave Cameron, he was born at Stanley on October 14, 1907.
            Mr. Cameron is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Julia Amanda Hellman of Raymond, New Hampshire and Mrs. Catherine Tayloer of Stanley. One niece and one nephew also survive.
            Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Riley in charge. Burial was in the Graves chapel Cemetery near Stanley...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Sep 1965
ELD. ARTHUR CAMPBELL Dies In 79th Year
            Elder Arthur Wesley Campbell, 78, a retired Regular Baptist minister and a beloved citizen of Luray, passed this life at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 13th at his home. Mr. Campbell, who retired from the ministry after suffering a stroke in 1948, had been in very good health in recent years and his death came as a shock to his family and friends…
            Mr. Campbell served as pastor of Mt. Carmel Regular Baptist Church in Luray and Smith Creek Regular Baptist Church in New Market for about 30 years… He was a member of the Luray Lodge of Masons.
            Mr. Campbell was born in Luray on February 20, 1880 and was a son of the late John W. Campbell and Mary Ellen Purdham Campbell. He was united in marriage with Miss Lula F. Painter on July 24, 1902 and to this union eight children were born, six of whom survive. Surviving are his widow and the following children: Leo M. Campbell, Virgil L. Campbell, Emmett C. Campbell, Burnam W. Campbell and Edward T. Campbell, all of Luray, and J. Lewis Campbell, of New Market. Three sisters, Mrs. Irvin Campbell, of Luray, Mrs. John Foltz, of Stanley, and Mrs. Ada Freeze, of Shenandoah, also survive as do ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. One son, one daughter, two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
            Last rites conducted by Elder E.W. Bradley and Elder Wayne Thompson in the chapel at the Bradley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at two o’clock, were attended by a large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives… Interment took place in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Aug 1960***
GEORGE (COP) CAMPBELL Dies
            George W. (Cop) Campvell, 74, well-known Luray citizen, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 23rd at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Raymond Good, of Luray, after being in failing health for one year.
            Mr. Campbell was born in Page County on October 12, 1885 and was a son of the late Mrs. Louise Campbell. He was united in marriage with Miss Ruth Viands, who survives.
            He is also survived by one son, Julian A. Campbell of the U.S. Navy, currently stationed at Norfolk, Va.; and three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Jean) Good of Luray; Miss Alice L. Campbell of Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Robert (Lois J.) Yackel of Drexel Hill, Penna. One sister is deceased.
            Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time of going to press, however the services will be held in the chapel at the Bradley Funeral Home with interment in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Mar 1963***
MRS. HOMER W. CAMPBELL Dies
            Mrs. Ida Campbell, 72, died Tuesday evening, March 26th at 3 p.m. at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for over a week.
            Mrs. Campbell was born April 1, 1890 in Page County, where she spent her entire life. She was the daughter of the late William Lucas and Viola McCoy Lucas and was a member of the Dovel Hollow Pentecostal Church.
            She is survived by her husband, Homer W. Campbell and the following children: Mrs. Lucille Cubbage and Mrs. Margie Stoneberger, both of Stanley; Mrs. Helen Williams of Shenandoah; Floyd Campbell and Lloyd Campbell, both of Stanley. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Myrtle Lucas of New Market, Mrs. Mabel Cubbage, Georgie Lucas, Fred Lucas and Leonard Lucas, all of Stanley. The following half brothers and sisters also survive: Joe Lucas, Albert Lucas, Mrs. Florence Dallas and Mrs. Etta Lucas, all of Stanley and Raymond Lucas of Luray.
            The funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Dovel Hollow Church with Rev. P.A. Freed officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery.                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Mar 1963
HUBERT CAMPBELL Dies at 73
            Hubert Lee Campbell, 73, of the Furnace Road section near Luray, died at 9:00 p.m., Friday, March 15th, in the Page Memorial Hospital after being in failing health for the past six months…
            Born in Page County on May 2, 1889 he was a son of the late Robert Campbell and Susan Purdham Campbell. He was a retired Norfolk and Western Railroad worker and a member of the Pentecostal Church.
            Mr. Campbell was married to Miss Mamie Smelser, who survives him with six sons, Paul and Willie Campbell, of Shenandoah; Mohler C. Campbell, of Alexandria; Robert S. Campbell and Franklin H. Campbell of Luray and Ralph L. Campbell of Richmond, and two daughters, Mrs. Louise Cash and Mrs. Catherine Campbell of Luray. One brother, Frank Campbell, of Shenandoah, and 23 grandchildren also survive.
            The Rev. Crawford officiated at the last rites at two o’clock on Monday afternoon in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Beahms Chapel Cemetery.    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Oct 1963
MRS. MAMIE S. CAMPBELL Dies
            Mrs. Mamie Smelser Campbell, 72, of Luray, widow of Hubert L. Campbell, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9th, in the University of Va. Hospital, Charlottesville, Mrs. Campbell had been in failing health for several years.
            She was born on May 29, 1891 in Stanley, the daughter of the late Sam Smelser and Savilla Stoneberger, and was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
            She was preceded in death on March 15, 1963 by her husband, Hubert L. Campbell.
            Surviving are the following children: Paul D. Campbell, Willie J. Campbell, Mrs. Louise Cash and Catherine Campbell, all of Shenandoah; Robert S. Campbell, Hubert F. Campbell and Ralph L. Campbell, all of Luray and Clarence Campbell of Alexandria. Also surviving are the following half brothers and half sisters, Claude and Dexter Smelser of Stanley; Mrs. Annie Cubbage and Maggie Smelser of Stanley and Mrs. Eveline Grimsley of Shenandoah.
            Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Crawford officiating. Burial was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Jan 1965
Death of MRS. MARY CAMPBELL
            Mrs. Mary Susan (Sudie) Campbell, 80, of Luray, died Wednesday, January 27, at 8:00 a.m., at the Nowman Nursing Home in Grottoes. Mrs. Campbell had been in failing health for the past year.
            Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 29, at 2:00 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
            Born May 28, 1885, in Luray, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Elizabeth E. Wright Duncan. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Her husband, Hubert L. Campbell, preceded her in death in 1923.
            She is survived by two sons, Thurman L. and Page D. Campbell, both of Luray; and one sister, Mrs. Emma Price, of Missouri. One son, Donald, was killed in World War II.                                                                                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Jun 1967
MRS. WM. T. CAMPBELL
            Mrs. Corinne Comer Campbell, 62, of New Market, died Friday evening of last week in Miller’s Nursing Home at Woodstock. On Oct. 16, 1926, she was married to William T. Campbell, of Luray and New Market, who survives.
            She was born May 6, 1905, at New Market and was a daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Maude Comer.
            Mrs. Campbell was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market.
            Surviving besides her husband is one sister, Mrs. Marie Whitmore, of New Market.
            The funeral was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Reformation Lutheran Church by the Rev. Lewis O. Dasher. Burial took place in the St. Matthews Cemetery at New Market.                                                                                                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Nov 1963***
West Luray News
MRS. LEAN CARTER DIES At 74
            Mrs. Lena Golden Bundy Carter, 74, of Luray, died at 3:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23rd in the Page Memorial Hospital.
            She was the daughter of the late William H. and Viola Carpenter Bundy and was born Sept. 28, 1889. Her husband, Clyde E. Carter, preceded her in death. She was a life resident of Page County.
            A member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Mrs. Carter was a devoted church worker...
            Mrs. Carter is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Williams, and Mrs. Ella Frye, both of Luray, Mrs. Helen Lacey, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Annie Hoagland, of Mansfield, Ohio; four sons, James and Clyde, of Luray, Herman of Indianapolis, Ind., and Luther, of Brandywine, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Tutt, of Falls Church and Mrs. Florence Tutt, of Luray; five brothers, Edward, James, Luther and Henry, of Luray and George Bundy, of New York; thirty- four grandchild and twenty-two great grandchildren. Four children are deceased.
            The funeral service was held at the Bethel Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 26th, with the Rev. Wilbur Henry officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Dec 1967
CHARLES A. CAVE
            Charles Alexander Cave, 79, a retired employee of the Mason Force of the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company, died at his home on Rt. 1, near Shenandoah, at 5 o’clock Saturday evening. December 23. He had been ill for the past five weeks.
            Born January 23, 1888, he was the son of the late Bud and Louise Comer Cave, and had spent his entire life in this section.
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            He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Fellie Grimsley Cave, in October 1922, and a sister, Mrs. Regina Frances Grimsley on December 17, 1967.
            He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Tommy (Virginia Pearl) Grimsley, Mrs. Howard (Arbutus) Comer, of Shenandoah, and Miss Loretta Cave, at home, two sons, Joseph Cave, of Luray, and Charles L. Cave, of Shenandoah; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home Tuesday, at 2 p.m. with his pastor, the Rev. William C. Robertson officiating… Burial took place in the Sam Comer Cemetery near Shenandoah.                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Jan 1964           
Death of MRS. DORA CORNELIA CAVE
            Mrs. Dora Cornelia Cave, 79, widow of C. Milton Cave, died at 3:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marvin Shenk, of Luray. Mrs. Cave had been ill for a year.
            Born November 24, 1884, at Luray, she was the daughter of the late Liza Jane Richards. She was a member of the Church of the Brethern.
            She is survived by two sons; Luther and Lowell Cave of Luray; three daughters, Mrs. John D. Osborne, of Falls Church, Mrs. Marvin Shenk and Mrs. Linda E. Jenkins, of Luray. She is also survived by a half brother, Everett Campbell, of Hagerstown, Md., a half-sister, Mrs. Lizzie Hughes, of Luray, and two sisters, Mrs. Esta Jenkins of Luray, and Mrs. Bertha Stoneberger, of Hagerstown.
            Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, with the Rev. Ridenour officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery.                                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Dec 1965
Death of FRED WILLIAM CAVE
            Fred William Cave, 78, of Route 2, Stanley, passed this life on Friday, December 3, 1965 at 2 p.m. in the Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for one week. Mr. Cave had been in failing health for several years.
            Born October 20, 1887, in Stanley, he was the son of Calvin H. and Julia A. Lucas Cave, who preceded their son in death.
            Prior to his death and illness Mr. Cave was a farmer.
            He was married to the former Mary Phillips who preceded her husband in death in 1948.
            Four sons, Fred M. Cave, of San Francisco, California, Robert T. Cave, of Jewett City, Conn., Harry C. Cave, of Stanley, and Brice W. Cave, of Sandston; and two daughters, Miss Julia Cave, of Washington D.C., and Mrs. Louise Campbell, of Stanley, survive. Sixteen grandchildren also survive. Two sons are deceased.
            Last rites were conducted by the Reverend Marvin Cave in the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home on Monday, December 6, 1965m at 2 p.m., with the final resting place in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Apr 1969
GEORGE W. CAVE
            George Washington Cave, 94, of Rt. Stanley died 8 a.m., Friday, April 18 at Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient 12 days. He had been ill two weeks.
            A funeral services was conducted Monday at Bethlehem Christian Church by the Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial was in the Yager Cemetery.
            Mr. Cave was born Dec. 20, 1874 in Madison County, and was a son of the late John and Mary Offenbacker Cave. He was a farmer and a member of Bethlehem Christian Church.
            His wife, the former Maude Offenbacker, died in 1943.
            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Evidell A. Cave of Stanley; one brother, Gerd A. Cave of Shenandoah, and one sister, Mrs. Polly Richards of Madison. Two sons are deceased.                                                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jun 1967
ISAAC HERBERT CAVE
            Isaac Herbert Cave, 83, of Arlington, died Monday afternoon, May 29, at the Fairfax Nursing Home. He had been a patient there for three months and in ill health five months.
            The funeral will be conducted by Rev. O.L. Martin (today) Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Graves Chapel Cemetery.
            Born on June 30, 1883 in Stanley, he was a son of the late Perry and Edna Weakley Cave. He was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church. Mr. Cave graduated from Dayton College and taught in various public schools prior to his illness.
            His wife, the former Annie L. Owens, whom he married on May 29, 1908, is deceased. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Naomi Painter, Arlington, and one sister, Mrs. Artie Owens, Sterling; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. One son, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Mar 1960***
WILLIAM HENRY CAVE Dies
            William Henry (Click) Cave, 80, well known citizen of Ida, died suddenly Sunday March 13, at his home in the Ida section...
            Mr. Cave was born in Madison County January 5, 1880 and was the son of the late Newman and Susie Offenbacker Cave. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
            His widow, Mrs. Lillie Cave, survive him.
            He is also survived by the following children: Mrs. Walter (Gertie) Cave, of Criglersville, Va.; Mrs. Irving (Bertha) Burton, of Syria, Va.; Mrs. Fred (Bessie) Sours, Luray and Mrs. Eddie (Betty) Foster, Luray; twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sister are Everett Cave of Luray; Frank Cave of Stanley; Fred Cave of Luray and Mrs. Harem Painter of Charles Town, West Virginia.
            Last rites were conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. from the Bethlehem Church and burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. O.L. Martin and G.A. Cave officiated...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Feb 1965
Death of ZEPH H. CAVE
            Zeph H. Cave, 86, of 314 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C., died in Casualty Hospital on Thursday, January 21, 1965, after being a patient for one week following a stroke.
            Funeral services were conducted from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home Sunday, January 24, at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Owen Preston officiating. Interment was in Joseph A. Sours Cemetery near Ida.
            Born August 9, 1878, he was a son of the late Joseph W. and Barbara A. Comer Cave, of Luray.
            His wife, the former Miss Daisy Cave, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Cave, of near Stanley, preceded him in death in 1939.
            He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rupert T. (Daisy) Somers, of Luray, and one brother, Herbert C. Cave, of St. Petersburg, Florida, and a number of nieces and nephews. One sister, Mrs. Joseph A. (Emma) Sours, of Luray, and two brothers, Lee J. Cave, of Stephen City, Virginia, and John H. Cave, of Washington, D.C., are deceased.
            Mr. Cave was a resident of Washington, D.C., for over 65 years, firs being employed in the Raleigh Hotel and a few years later, he owned his own private car for hire in which line of work he followed all his active years.                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Mar 1960***
HARRY M. COFFMAN
            Harry M. Coffman, 71, a resident of Harrisonburg, Va., and formerly of Stanley died on Thursday, March 10th, at McQuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, Va.
            Mr. Coffman was born in Stanley and was well known in that community. He was the son of the late Herbert Coffman and Maggie Roudabush Coffman. He was the last survivor of his family.
            Funeral services were held at the Bradley Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13th, with Rev. Roy Neff officiating. Interment was in Graves Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Mar 1966
BENJAMIN F. COMER
            Benjamin Franklin Comer, 87, a retired farmer of near Shenandoah, died Wednesday, March 16, 1966, at 7:30 p.m. at a Staunton Hospital, where he had been a patient nine weeks.
            Born December 16, 1878, he was the son of the late Jacob N. and Elizabeth Smith Comer. He was a member of the United Church of Christ.
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            He was married to Miss Mary Effie Kite on December 5, 1902. She preceded him in death June 7, 1960.
            He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. James F. (Myrtle) Shomo, Mrs. Jennings (Edna) Supples and Mrs. James (Alice) Hilliards, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. William (Loretta) Seal, of Luray; seventeen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Herbert A. (Lena) Stanley, Mrs. Clinton (Franie) Judd and Mrs. Emory J. (Ora) Maye, all of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Ella Higgs, of near Pittsburgh, Pa., and four brothers, Hiram Comer, Jacob Comer and William Comer, all of Shenandoah, and James D. Comer, of Waynesboro.
            Funeral services were conducted from the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon with is pastor, the Rev. Norval Smith, and the Rev. William C. Robertson officiating… Burial took place in the Jacob Comer Cemetery near Shenandoah.                                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jun 1968***
DOC. C. COMER
            Doc Charles Comer, 81, of Shenandoah, a retired Norfolk and Western Railroad carpenter died Monday afternoon, June 10, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital...
            He was born July 16, 1886 and was a son of the late James Robert and Mary Ann Strole Comer. He had spent his entire life in this community.
            He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W.G. (Madalyn) Wade of Shenandoah; two sons, James Denzal Comer at home and James Eldridge Comer of Westminister, Calif.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister; Mrs. Myrtle Baugher of Elkton; his stepmother, Mrs. Lucy Comer of Shenandoah; two stepsisters, Mrs. Fannie Comer of Cumberland, Md., and Mrs. Pauline Mangess of Winchester, and four stepbrothers, Homer W. Comer of Shenandoah, James F. Comer of Elkton, and Claude and Albert Comer of Cumberland, Md. A sister, Mrs. Bessie Hilliard died several hours after Mr. Comer's death.
            The funeral will be condycted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Father Robert Murphy. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Apr 1963
Death of MRS. FRANK P. COMER
            Mrs. Fannie Josephine Baugher Comer, 84, widow of Frank P. Comer died at 3:30 Sunday morning at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Wednesday. Death occurred exactly thirty-one years to the day. March 31st, when her husband died in 1932.
            She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Nellie Shifflett Baughter, of Elkton, and spent her early life in that community. She was a member of the Elkton E.U.B. Church and was interested in affairs of the community, in gardening, her church and in education as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Comer had nine daughters to attend and graduate from Madison College. She received a commendation from the Governor of Virginia some years ago for her wonderful part in educating her daughters.
            She is survived by eight daughters, Mrs. Sam (Mary) Markos, of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; Mrs. Lendon (Grace) Shackleford, of Hampton, Virginia; Mrs. R.R. (Beulah) Huffman, and Mrs. Herman (Brownie) Cave, of Stanley; Mrs. Fred A. (Alma) Shuler, of Elkton; Mrs. Leon (Margaret) Kupiec, of Pittsburgh, Penna.; Mrs. James (Peggy) Sepcic of McKeesport, Penna.; three sons, Frank Comer, of Arlington; John Comer of Pittsburgh, Penna., and Claude W. Comer, of Stanley; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Baugher, of Grottoes, Mrs. Harry Osborne, of Harrisonburg, and Mrs. John H. Comer, of Shenandoah.
            She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Nichols.
            A brief service was held at the home of Mrs. Fred Shuler, prior to leaving for the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home, where a funeral service was conducted in the chapel by her grandson the Rev. John Johnson, of Roanoke, Virginia, officiating.
            … Burial took place in the E.U.B. Cemetery.                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Nov 1968
HIRAM J. COMER
            Hiram Jackson Comer, 88, a retired farmer, died at his home near Shenandoah at 6 p.m. Saturday.
            He was born Aug. 20, 1880, and was the son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Smith Comer.
            He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ.
            He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Daisy Dovel Comer in Oct. 1952.
            Mr. Comer was born in the Crooked Run community and had spent his entire life there…
            He is survived by two sons, Raymond Comer at home and Russell J. Comer of Shenandoah; a daughter, Mrs. Wiley (Florine) Plum of Shenandoah; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Will Comer of Shenandoah and James D. Comer of Waynesboro, and two sisters, Mrs. Ora May and Mrs. Francie Judd, both of Shenandoah.
            Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home by the Rev. George Stanley and the Rev. P.A. Fread. Burial took place in the Grove Hill Cemetery.                                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1Aug 1968
JACOB N. COMER
            Jacob Newton Comer, 84, a retired carpenter and farmer of Rt. 1 Shenandoah, died Monday, July 29, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital early Monday morning.
            Born Jan. 4, 1884, he was the son of the late Jacob F. and Elizabeth Smith Comer, and had spent his entire life in the Crooked Run section.
            He was twice married. His first wife was the former Miss Ada Jenkins. His second wife was the former Miss Lela Morris. Both wives preceded him in death.
            He is survived by eight sons, Clarence N. Comer of Stanley, Floyd F. Comer and Max. A. Comer of Shenandoah, Clyde A. Comer, of Faifax, Virgil O. Comer of Winchester, Lynwood G. Comer of Elkton, Ardel Comer of Woodbridge and Ray Lee Comer of Alexandria; three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Nina) Petefish, Mrs. James (Dora) Purdham and Mrs. William (Nealda) Anderson, all of Alexandria; twenty-six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; three brothers, Hiram J. Comer and Will Comer, both of Shenandoah and James D. Comer of Waynesboro; and three sisters, Mrs. Franie Judd, Mrs. Lena Stanley and Mrs. Ora May, all of Shenandoah.
            A funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday (today) afternoon from the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah with the Rev. Lewis C. Armentrout officiating. Burial will be in the Comer family cemetery.                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 May 1967
JAMES L. COMER
            James Luther Comer, 77, of 940-B Lanvale St., Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, May 18, in the Washington County Hospital.
            Born in Luray, he was the son of the late David Kagey and Emma Dawson Comer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a retired Western Maryland Railroad Conductor, having been employed forty five years. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.
            Mr. Comer was well known in and around Shenandoah where he had many relatives.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Walkinson Comer; three sons, James L. Comer Jr., of Commack, L.I. N.Y.; Jack E. Comer and Robert F. Comer, both of Hagerstown; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Ribel and Mrs. Doris Willis, both of Miami, Fla.; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Minnich Funeral Home with his pastor, the Rev. G. Bartow Harris officiating. Burial took place in the Rose Hill Cemetery.                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Jan 1968
JOHN A. COMER
            John Arthur Comer, 78, a retired stationary fireman of the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company died Thursday evening at a Staunton hospital.
            Born in Shenandoah June 27, 1889, he was the son of the late John H. and Lucy Lee McAlister Comer. He was a faithful and active member of the Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1964.
            He is survived by a foster son, Harry J. Comer, of Shenandoah; four foster grandchildren; two foster great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Smith and Miss Pearl Comer, both of Shenandoah; seven half-sisters, Miss Nellie Comer, Mrs. Ruth Kite, Mrs. Gladys Ferrell and Mrs. Vista Manuel, all of Shenandoah; Mrs. Thelma Herring and Mrs. Sylvia Cave, both of Elkton, and Mrs. Hattie Fadely, of Mt. Jackson, and three half-brothers, Floyd Comer, of Ridgeley, W.Va.; Kemper Comer, of Elkins, W.Va., and Burtis Comer, of Shenandoah.
            A funeral service was conducted from the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday with his pastor, the Rev. Linwood M. Ball, officiating… Burial took place in the Methodist Cemetery.                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Aug 1963
Death of MRS. JOHN H. COMER
            Mrs. Rebecca Susan Comer, 82, widow of John H. Comer, died suddenly early Friday morning, August 9th, at her home near Shenandoah…
            Born April 1, 1881 in Elkton, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Nellie Shifflett Baugher. Since her marriage she had lived in this community.
            She was a faithful and active member of the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ…
            The body was taken from the Brill Funeral Home in Elkton to her late home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and was placed in the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, where a funeral service was conducted at 2:30 p.m. by her pastor, the Rev. Thomas D. Sutton… Burial took place in the Comer Cemetery in Crooked Run.
            Mrs. Comer is survived by three sons, Floyd Comer, of Ridgley, West Virginia; Burtis Comer, of Shenandoah, and Kemper Comer, at home; seven daughters, Miss Nellie Comer, at home, Mrs. Hattie Fadely, of Mt. Jackson; Mrs. Thelma Herring and Mrs. Sylvia Cave, of Elkton; Mrs. Gladys Ferrell and Mrs. Vista Manuel, of Shenandoah; two step-daughters, Mrs. Flora Smith and Miss Pearl Comer, of Shenandoah; two step-sons Lester Comer and Arthur Comer, of Shenandoah; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Baughan, of Grottoes, and Mrs. Lula Osborne, of Harrisonburg; seventeen grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son and two step-sons.                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Oct 1960
ELDER JOSEPH COMER Dies
            Elder Joseph Walter Comer, 82, a retired minister of the Church of the Brethren, of near Hite’s Spring, passed this life at 2:35 p.m. Thursday, October 9th at the Page Memorial Hospital. Mr. Comer had been in failing health for one year and had been in the hospital for four days…
            Elder Comer was a retired minister of the Church of the Brethren and for many years conducted services in Page County and in other areas. He was a skilled blacksmith and wheelright and his services in this capacity were also in great demand…
            Joseph Walter Comer was born in Page County on July 14, 1876, the son of the late Clinton Comer and Mary C. Gochenour Comer. On July 5, 1907 he was united in marriage with Miss Cora J. Stombock, who survives him with three children, R. Austin Comer, Mrs. Ralph (Lennis) Vaughan and Mrs. Robert (Catherine) Varner, all of Luray. One sister, Mrs. Ashby (Mamie) Lillard, of Luray, also survives.
            The Rev. Ronald Spire conducted the last rites Saturday afternoon at 3:30 in the chapel at the Bradley Funeral Home and interment was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Jul 1961***
LUTHER A. COMER Dies At 71
            Luther Ashby Comer, 71, well-known Stanley, died at 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 17th in the University Hospital...
            A son of the late Ruben Comer and Emma Price Comer, he was born at Stanley on June 20, 1890. He was a member of the Battle Creek Pentecostal Church.
            His widow Mrs. Mary E. Painter Comer survives him with three children, Mrs. Alma Alger of Stanley; Mrs. Ruby Rickard of Luray and Leroy A. Comer of Alexandria. One step-son, Dewey M. Painter of Stanley, also survives him as do twelve grandchildren and four brothers, Kemper Comer of Green Spring, W.Va.; Ernest Comer of Skidmore, M.; Milton Comer of Stanley and Grover Comer of Shenandoah. One son, two brothers and one sister are deceased.
            Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. today (Thursday) in the Hilliards Chapel Church with the Rev. P.A. Freed and Rev. Charles Kite officiating. Interment will be in the Painter Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Mar 1961***
MARTIN L. COMER
            Martin Luther Comer, 69, a retired farmer of the Comertown section east of Shenandoah, died at his home at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, March 11th, following a long illness.
            Born September 16, 1891, he was the son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Smith Comer and had spent his entire life in that community.
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            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ollie Kite Comer, four sons, Donald Comer at home; Oliver Comer and Elwood Comer of Luray, and Jennings Comer of Stephens City; four daughters, Mrs. Jack Pence, of Shenandoah; Mrs. George Gray, of Stanley and Mrs. Richard Duncan and Mrs. W.D. Ruffner, of Luray; thirty one grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; five brothers, William Comer, Jacob Comer, Hiram Comer and Ben Comer all of Shenandoah, and James Comer of Waynesboro, and five sisters, Mrs. J.C. Judd, Mrs. H.A. Stanley and Mrs. Emory Maye, all of Shenandoah; Mrs. Fellie McDaniel, of Washington, and Mrs. Ella Higgs, of Andover, N.J.
            Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternonn from the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas E. Sutton and the Rev. James S. Petty officiating... Burial took place in the Jacob Comer Cemetery...

Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Jun 1967
W. VERNON COMER
            William Vernon Comer, 80, a retired Norfolk and Western Railroad Bridge carpenter of the Comertown community near Shenandoah, died Sunday morning at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient six days. He had been ill several years.
            Born December 25, 1886, he was the son of the late Henry Preston and Ardista McDaniel Comer. He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ… spent his entire life in the Comertown community.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Stoneberger Comer; five daughters, Mrs. Frances Comer and Mrs. O.O. (Cyrethe) Davis Jr., both of Shenandoah, Mrs. Shewood (Mabel) Beaghan, of Glen Burnie, Md., Mrs. Ellen Fisher, of Winchester and Miss Mary Comer, of Lynchburg; four sons, Leon Comer and Hansford Comer, both of Shenandoah, Wilson Comer, who is a patient in the Veteran’s Hospital in Salem, and William Comer, of Houston, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Luther Stanley.
            Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, at the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ with his pastor, Rev. Thomas D. Sutton, officiating… Burial took place in the Shenandoah E.U.B. Cemetery.                                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jun 1963***
M. FRANKLIN CORBIN Dies at 31
            M. Franklin Corbin, age 31, a construction worker, passed away suddenly at his father's home in Falls Church, Wednesday, May 29th, at 3:30 a.m.
            Born February 23, 1932, in Madison County, Virginia, he was the son of George T. Corbin and the late Eula A. Nicholson Corbin.
            He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
            On July 28th, 1952, he was united in marriage with the former Miss Essie Mae Dean, who survives him with one son, Douglas Franklin Corbin, who resides in Luray.
            He is also survived by two brothers, Virgil F. Corbin of Luray, and Stanley Corbin, of Reva, Virginia, and one sister, Mrs. Bertie Burt of Charlotte, Michigan.
            Funeral services were conducted at the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. E.W. Bradley officiating. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Apr 1961***
REV. AUSBY G. CUBBAGE Dies
            Rev. Ausby Goler Cubbage, 85, one of the county's oldest ministers, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 1st at his home near Stanley after being in failing health for two years...
            Rev. Cubbage was also widely known as a jeweler and watch repairman as well as zealous and active minister of the Church of the Brethren... an active member of the Leakes Chapel Church of the Brethren.
            Born at Stanley on May 6, 1875, he was the son of the late Early Cubbage and Polly A. Short Cubbage. On February 12, 1913, he was united in marriage with Miss Virginia Painter.
            Mrs. Cubbage survives him with three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Florence) Spivey of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Katie Cave and Mrs. Eldon (Edith) Owens of Stanley. Three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Fred Kosack of Shenandoah, also survive him.
            Last rites were held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, April 4th at the Leakes Chapel Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Frank Riley, Rev. J.W. Aleshire, Rev. Wm. Rodeffer and Rev. J.E. Tucker officiating. Interment was in the chapel cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 April 1961***
ELLIS JAMES CUBBAGE
            Ellis James Cubbage, 47, a native of Stanley, died unexpectedly Friday, March 31st in Prince Georges Hospital, Cheverly, Md...
            A son of Louis Cubbage and Lucy Pence Cubbage, he was born at Stanley on May 13, 1913 and was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Mr. Cubbage was twice married, both of his wives, Mrs. Gertie McCoy Cubbage and Mrs. Alberta Cubbage, having preceded him in death.
            Mr. Cubbage is survived by two sons, Randy and Dannie Cubbage.
            Two brothers, LeRoy M. Cubbage of Bladensburg, Md. and Coley Cubbage of Stanley, also survive him as do five sisters, Mrs. Reda Hamilton of Bladensburg, Md.; Mrs. Helen DePriest, of East Riverdale, Md., Mrs. Mary DePriest of Cheverly, Md., Mrs. Seeley McCoy and Mrs. Julia McCoy of Stanley.
            The Rev. John Aleshire officiated at the last rites at eleven o'clock Monday morning, April 3rd in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Interment was in the Sigler Family Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Apr 1969
KIRBY E. CUBBAGE
            Funeral services for Kirby E. Cubbage, 56, of Rt. 1, Stanley, were conducted Sunday at Twin Valley Church by the Rev. Carlton Mmason and the Rev. Kenzy Reed. Burial was in Hilliard’s Chapel Cemetery.
            Mr. Cubbage died 4:30 a.m. Wedneday, April 16 in a fire in Cubbage Hollow.
            He was born Feb. 23, 1913 at Stanley and was a son of the late Hamilton and Ora Housden Cubbage. He was a laborer and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and served with the European Theatre of Operations.
            His wife, Daisy May Cubbage, died April 15, 1955.
            Surviving are two sons, Garfield of Stanley and Jarriet, serving with the US Army; four sisters, Mrs. Lilliard Grimsley, Mrs. Lena Cubbage, Mrs. Oneida Carter and Mrs. Tressie Lucas, all of Stanley, and five grandchildren. Two sisters are deceased.       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Apr 1965
Death of LEWIS F. CUBBAGE
            Lewis Franklin Cubbage, 73, of Stanley, died Friday, April 16, 1965, at 2:00 a.m., at Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for three days. Mr. Cubbage had been in failing health for the past several years.
            Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley            Funeral Home with the Reverend Mahlon Hurst officiating. Interment was in Hilliards Chapel Cemetery.
            Born March 14, 1892, in Stanley, he was a son of the late Lashie and Bertie Watson Cubbage.
            Besides his wife, the former Miss Lucy Pence, he is survived by two sons, Collie and Leroy, both of Bladensburg, Maryland; five daughters, Mrs. Rita Hampton, of Bladensburg, Maryland; Mrs. Helen DePriest, of Palmer Park Maryland; Mrs. Mary DePriest, of Tuxedo, Maryland; Mrs. Celia McCoy and Mrs. Julia McCoy, both of Stanley; two half-brothers, Henry and Marlie Cubbage, both of Baltimore, Maryland; and one half-sister, Mrs. Carrie McCoy, of Stanley. One son preceded him in death.             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Apr 1966
LILLIE BLANCH CUBBAGE
         Mrs. Henry J. Cubbage, 85, of Stanley, departed from life on Wednesday, April 6, 1966, at 4:15 p.m. after being in ill health for five months. She had been a patient in the Page Memorial Hospital for one and a half months.
         Lillie Blanch Cubbage was born on September 5, 1880, the daughter of the late Jacob and Lydia Cubbage. She was a member of the Leak’s Chapel Church of the Brethern.
         Her husband, Henry J. Cubbage, whom she married in 1900 passed away on May 15, 1956. She is survived by six sons, Isaac W., Ray, Floyd W., Robert H., Lloyd W. and Lewis F., all of Stanley, three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Flora) Good, Mrs. Arthur (Molie) Cubbage, Mrs. Elmer (Willie) Stoneberger, all of Stanley, thirty-one grandchildren. One son and three daughters are deceased. Besides her children, three sisters are still living, Mrs. Mildred Comer, New Market, Mrs. Ruth Cubbage, Stanley, and Mrs. Olie Hurt, Madison.
        The funeral for Mrs. Cubbage was conducted at the Leak’s Chapel Church of the Brethern by the Rev. Curtis Coffman on Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. and burial was in the church cemetery.                                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Mar 1961***
PERRY CUBBAGE Dies Suddenly
            Perry Cubbage, 56, of the Lucas Hollow section of the county, was stricken suddenly and pronounced dead on arrival at the P.M. Hospital at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 15th...
            Born in Page County on June 5, 1905, he was a son of the late James Cubbage and Fannie B. McCoy Cubbage. He operated a poultry farm in Lucas Hollow, near Stanley. Mr. Cubbage was a member of the Mennonite faith. He was united in marriage with Miss Ruth Cubbage on October 25, 1928.
            Mrs. Cubbage survives him with two sons, Glenwood and Cletus, both of Stanley. Three brothers, Arthur, Herbie and Seldon Cubbage, also survive him. Three daughters and one son are deceased.
            ... Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Leaks Chapel Church of the Brethren  with the Rev. Mahlon Horst and Rev. T.A. Freed officiating. Interment will be in the chapel cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Jun 1966
PHILLIP D. CUBBAGE
            After being in failing health for several years, Phillip David Cubbage, of Stanley, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 1966, at 5:30 p.m., at the Luray Nursing Home. He was 71 years old.
            He was the son of the late Henry J. and Littie Alger Cubbage, born in Stanley on March 2, 1885. Farming had been his career.
            His wife, the former Bessie Mae McCoy is deceased. He is survived by five sons, Rufus Franklin, Philip Junior, William Garfield, Simon Daniel and Bobby Oneil, all of Stanley; four daughters, Myrtle Reed, Laura Burker, Anna Mae Taylor and Edith Cubbage; all of Stanley; 39 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest W. Cubbage and Otis Cubbage, both of Stanley; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Good and Mrs. Lula Good, also of Stanley.
            Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10 at Leaks Chapel Church, with burial in the church cemetery, by Reverends Curtis Coffman and Mahlon Horst.                                                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Feb 1963
TRENTON DAVID CUBBAGE Dies
            Trenton David Cubbage, 99, one of the county’s oldest citizens and few remaining nonagenarians, passed this life at 2 p.m. Friday, February 15th, at his home in Cubbage Hollow near Stanley. Mr. Cubbage had been ill for only six days…
            The son of the late Thomas and Sally Cubbage, he was born in Page County on May 14, 1863. He was united in marriage with Miss Laura Virginia Rogers, who preceded him in death in 1930.
            Mr. Cubbage is survived by one son, Albert Cubbage, of Stanley, seven grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
            Last rites were conducted by the Rev. H.J. Masquelier at two o’clock Monday afternoon in the Baptist Church in Cubbage Hollow. Burial was in the family cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Apr 1965                       SHENANDOAH SECTION
Accidental Shot Kills Elkton Man      ( WYATT HENRY CUBBAGE)
            Wyatt Henry Cubbage, 45, of Rt. 2, Elkton, died Tuesday afternoon of an accidental gunshot wound while taking a rifle from his car at his home.
            The charge hit the victim’s head and death was instantaneous.
            Cubbage was employed at the Munday Quarry at Hume’s Run…
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Majors Cubbage; two sons, William H. and James Lee Cubbage; two daughters, Bessie Christine and Phyllis Lorice Cubbage, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Bryant and Mrs. Margaret E. Davis; three brothers, George, Sam and Benjamin Cubbage, all of Elkton.
            Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, with the Rev. Richard Weaver and Rev. Gordon, of Chicago, Ill., officiating… Burial took place in the Dovel Cemetery.                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Apr 1967
EDNA MARIE DABNEY
            Edna Marie Dabney, 56, retired budget engineer with the Dept. of Defense died Saturday, April 1, at Casualty Hospital after suffering a skull fracture at her home, 421 17 St., Northeast, Washington, D.C.
            A funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 9 in the St. Benedict The Moor Church at 320 21st Northeast, Washington.
            Born in Luray, she attended the University of Penna. She worked for the War Dept. and after her husband, Alfred Dabney, died in 1944, she went to Detroit where she worked for a Linen Supply Firm. She returned to work with the Defense Dept. 22 years ago. Mrs. Dabney, who retired from the Dept. of Defense last June received a meritorious Service Award.
            She is survived by a daughter, Dolores Saunders, of Washington, her mother, Mary M. Dougans, of Luray; four sisters, Helen Curtis, of Washington, Esther Franklin Zenable, of Philadelphia, Constance Lawson and Bernice Brown, of Luray; three brothers, Alfred Dougans, of Washington, and Jack and Hoover Dougans, of Luray.      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Oct 1963***
LEROY DALLAS Dies at 37
            Leroy "Whitey" Dallas, 37, of Shenandoah, died Tuesday morning of this week, October 22nd, of a cerebral hemorrhage at a Fairfax hospital.
            Born at Stanley on April 25th, 1926, he was a son of the late Vanderbilt and Arthelia Campbell Dallas. He was a truck driver for Granville Batman at the time of his death and had served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the Dovel Hollow Pentecostal Church.
            ...
            He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Helen Price of Shenandoah; two children, a daughter, Francie Elizabeth Dallas and a son, Roy Lee, both at home. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Emma Lloyd and two brothers, Levi and Leott Dallas, all of Stanley.
            Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) at the Dovel Hollow Pentecostal Church at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. P.A. Fread officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Shenandoah...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Jun 1967
CARRIE L. DINGES
            Mrs. Carrie Lee Dinges, 88, died Friday, June 16, at 3:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gladys Berry, of Stanley. She had been in failing health for several years.
            Mrs. Dinges was born on December 15, 1878, in Page County to the union of Noah and Sarah Price Good. She was a member of the Leaksville United Church of Christ.
            Her husband, Thomas T. Dinges, died on May 26, 1916. Surviving are one son, Harry C., of Wilmington, Del.; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Rhinehart and Mrs. Gladys Berry, of Stanley; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Blosser, Weyers Cave; Mrs. Beulah Purdham and Mrs. Bernice Wilson, of Stanley; one son, three daughters, three brothers and two sisters are deceased.
            The funeral was held on Sunday, June 18, at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Sutton and John Henderson officiating. Burial was in the Alma Lutheran Cemetery.                                                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Dec 1960***
CHARLES E. DINGES
            Charles Edward Dinges, 83, well-known retired farmer of the Leaksville community, passed this life at 11:40 a.m. Friday, December 9th in the Page Memorial Hospital...
            Born in Page County on October 14, 1877, he was a son of the late John Dinges and Julia Painter Dinges...
            He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Elizabeth Stroupe and they spent 62 years together.
            Mrs. Dinges survives him with three daughters, Mrs. May Aleshire, Mrs. Julia Jobe and Mrs. Reda Strickler, all of Luray and two sons, Lloyd Dinges and Charlie Dinges, also of Luray. One brother, Ernest Dinges of Luray also survives him as do three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
            The Rev. Thomas B. Sutton and the Rev. Howard Smith officiated at the funeral services Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the Leaksville United Church of Christ. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Sep 1965
Death of ERNEST LEE DINGES
            Ernest Lee Dinges, 80, of Route 3, Luray, passed away Thursday, August 26, at 8:30 p.m., at the Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for two months. Mr. Dinges had been in failing health for three years.
            Mr. Dinges, a retired farmer, was born in Stanley, on October 28, 1884. His parents, John and Julie Painter Dinges are deceased. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the last member of his family.
            Mattie Lee Stroop, his first wife, preceded him in death. His second wife, the former Norma Painter, whom he married on May 2, 1952, is living.
            Mr. Dinges is also survived by five sons, Howard R. and Robert L., of Luray; Rudolph L., of Stanley; Garland L., of Silver Spring, and Herbert P., of Waynesboro; six daughters, Mrs. Hilda Weakley, of Silver Spring; Mrs. Lucille Housden and Mrs. Catherine Housden, of Stanley; Mrs. Charlotte Lucas and Mrs. Dolly Getz, of Luray, and Mrs. Louella Knott, of Waynesboro. Twenty-nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren also survive.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 29, at 2 p.m., from the Leaksville Christian Church with the Reverends Vernon Merkey and Paul Walters officiating. Interment took place in the Leaksville Cemetery.                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jun 1967
HUBERT S. DOFFLEMOYER
            Hubert Stanlius Dofflemoyer, 74, of Luray, departed from life on Sunday, May 28, after being a patient in the Page Memorial Hospital for two hours. His health had been failing for several years.
            Funeral services were held Wednesday, at 2 p.m., at the Bradley Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Rev. Alfred Comer officiated.
            Born on May 8, 1893, he was the son of John M. and Phoebe A. Rhinehart Dofflemoyer, both deceased. He had been employed as a laborer.
            His wife, Kathleen Clem, whom he married on October 18, 1914, is surviving, along with one son, Cornelius L., Luray; six daughters, Mrs. Nora Butler, Luray; Mrs. Marie Preston, Mrs. Treva Brown, Mrs. Geneva Moses, Mrs. Jeanette Cornett and Mrs. Shelby J. Kaleo, all of Baltimore, Md. Eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren are also living.                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jul 1960***
JOHN W. DODSON Dies At 94
            John Walker Dodson, 94, one of Luray's oldest and most respected residents, passed this life at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 5th in the Smithland Home, Harrisonburg, Va...
            Born in Sperryville, Va., on April 8, 1866, he had been a resident of Luray for many years... "Uncle John", as he was affectionately known...
            He was a member of the Luray Church of the Brethren.
            Mr. Dodson was twice married. His first wife was the former Miss Laura Lucas and his second the former Miss Lula Martin. Both preceded him in death.
            He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Mamie Dodson of Thomasville, Pa.; Mrs. Lelia Cloude, Mrs. Emma Fristoe, Mrs. Pearl Comer and Mrs. Marie Cave, all of Luray; and one son, Gilbert Dodson of Millville, W.Va. One daughter and one sister are deceased.
            The Rev. Donald Fancher will officiate at the last rites Friday morning, July 8th, at eleven o'clock in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 May 1963
Death of WILLIAM DODSON
            William Dodson, aged 57, of Luray, passed away Saturday, May 25th, at the Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for one day. He had been in failing health for two years.
            Mr. Dodson was born in West Virginia July 16th, 1905. He was the son of William Dodson and Molly Woodward Dodson. His occupation at the time of his death was construction work.
            Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Dodson, of Fredericksburg and Judy Dodson, of Trevilllion, Virginia.
            Funeral services were conducted at the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28th, with the Rev. Louis Carson officiating. Burial was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jul 1961***
SHENANDOAH NEWS
C.V. DORROUGH Dies At 57
            Charles Vernon Dorrough, 57, of Shenandoah, died Monday afternoon, July 3rd, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for three days.
            Mr. Dorrough, a boilermaker, employed near Washington, D.C., was born at Grove Hill May 16, 1904, a son of Mrs. Laura B. Kite Dorrough and the late James F. Dorrough.
            Besides his mother he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Comer Dorrough of Shenandoah; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Stanley, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Clifton (Betty) Rowe, of Newport News and Mrs. Earl (June) Hawk of Richmond; two sons, Sherwood Dorrough, of Baltimore and Nelson Dorrough, of Shenandoah; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Freda) Selway and Mrs. Norman (Teresa) Andrews, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Carl and Charlie Dorrough, both of Shenandoah.
            A funeral service will be conducted today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas Sutton and the Rev. John Henderson will have charge of the services with burial in the Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Dec 1967
ANNIE ELINE DOVEL
            Mrs. Annie Eline Dovel, of Luray, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, 1967, at her home on Route 3. Mrs. Dovel was 94 years of age and had been in failing health for several years.
            Funeral services will be held Friday, December 22, in the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Sutton officiating. Burial will be in the Leaksville Cemetery.
            She was born to the union of William H. and Jeanette Strickler Price on December 3, 1873, in Luray and was a member of the Leaksville Christian Church.
            Her husband, Peter S. Dovel, preceded her in death on January 12, 1938. Surviving members of her family are two sons, Roy Dovel, of Savage, Md., and Charley Dovel, of Falls Church; one step-son, Harry Dovel, of Arlington; two daughters, Mrs. Ada Waters and Mrs. Lena Waters, both of Luray. One son is deceased. There are 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren also surviving and one brother, Irvin Price, of Luray.                                                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Apr 1961***
MRS. L.A. DOVEL Dies At 60
            Mrs. Mattie Florence Smelser Dovel, 60, well-known resident of the Honeyville section and widow of Leonard A. Dovel, died Saturday, April 8th...
            Born April 30, 1900 in Page County, she was a daughter of Mrs. Mary Susan Lucas Smelser of Stanley, and the late John Benjamin Smelser. She was a member of the Leakes Chapel Church of the Brethren.
            She was united in marriage with Leonard Andrew Dovel, who preceded her in death on January 22nd of this year.
            Mrs. Dovel is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Page (Lucille) Houser of Elkton; Mrs. Alvin (Vida Marie) Young and Mrs. Emory (Alda May) Alger of Stanley and one son, Ralph Lee Dovel of Elkton. Six grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Elva Martin and one brother, Quinton B. Smelser, both of Stanley, also survive.
            .... Wednesday afternoon when it was taken to the Leakes Chapel Church of the Brethren where funeral services were held at two o'clock with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment was in the chapel cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Aug 1965
Luray Resident Dies in Martinsburg (WILLIAM MIKE DOWNEY)
            William Mike Downey, of Luray, died Tuesday, August 17, 1965, at 4:20 p.m., in Newton D. Baker Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va., at the age of 53.
            Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 20, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Interment will take place in the Methodist Cemetery in Shenandoah. The Rev. William A. Moon Jr. will conduct the services.
            Mr. Downey was born in Shenandoah on May 21, 1912. Both parents, Frank Irvin and Matelda Meadows Downey are living. He was a member of the United Brethren Church. Farming was the occupation of Mr. Downey prior to his death.
            He is survived by a brother, Russell R. Downey, of Luray; five sisters, Mrs. Ressis L. Jenkins and Mrs. Ada Marrs, of Charlottesville; Mrs. Mary Silvous, Kerneysvill, W.Va.; Mrs. Helen Stoneberger, Greencastle, Pa., and Mrs. Ruth Meadows, of Luray. Three brothers are deceased.                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Aug 1960***
SHENANDOAH NEWS, SECTION B
SAMUEL E. EATON
            Samuel Edward Eaton, 81, of Harrisonburg, died Thursday, July 28th at 8:40 a.m. at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Morrison, of Shenandoah...
            Mr. Eaton was a retired junk dealer and was born June 1, 1879 near Harrisonburg, and had spent his entire life in Harrisonburg... Mr. Eaton's father was the last surviving Confederate soldier in Rockingham County when he died at the age of one hundred years.
            He was the son of the late William E. and Elizabeth Good Eaton, and was a member of the Harrisonburg E.U.B. Church.
            He is survived by two sons, Melvin T. Eaton and Russell W. Eaton, Washington, D.C., and one daughter, Mrs. Charles C. (Pauline) Morrison, Shenandoah; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. C.W. Tinsman officiating... Burial took place in the Spader's Church Cemetery near Harrisonburg...
           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jun 1961***
PHILIP ELLIS Dies at 82
            Philip Isaiah Ellis, 82, retired farmer and one of the oldest residents of the Fairview section of the county, died at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29th at the Page Memorial Hospital...
            A son of the late Joseph Ellis and Sarah C. Sours Ellis, he was born in Page County on March 27, 1879. He was a member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church. On November 11, 1900 he was united in marriage with Miss Lilly Blanch Griffith, who survives him.
            In addition to his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Eula Ellis and Mrs. Cletus (Ann) Presgraves of Luray; and five sons, Otha Ellis and John Ellis of Luray; Searum Ellis, Earl Ellis and Clifford Ellis, all of Baltimore, Md. Two sisters, Mrs. Julia Sours and Mrs. Rocilla Smelser, of Luray; fifteen grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, also survive.
            The Rev. Ralph Ebert and the Rev. O.L. Martin officiated at the funeral services Wednesday morning at eleven o'clock in the Morning Star Lutheran Church. Interment was in Beahms Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Oct 1961***
CHARLES BENTON EMERSON Dies
            Charles Benton Emerson, 83, well-known Ida resident died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday October 4th in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital...
            A son of the late Henry Emerson and Sarah Davis Emerson, he was born at Ida on September 16, 1878. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church near Ida.
            Mr. Emerson was married to the former Miss Ella M. Woodward and she preceded him in death in 1918.
            Surviving are four sons, Willie M. Emerson of Richmond; Russell E. Emerson of Washington, D.C.; Harry K. Emerson of Annandale, Va. and Ralph B. Emerson of Luray. Two daughters, Miss Anna E. Emerson of Luray and Mrs. Rebecca C. Fruckery of La Puente, California, and one brother, Edward Emerson, of Shenandoah, also survive him. One son, one daughter and one sister are deceased.
            At the time of going to press, funeral arrangements had not been completed...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Nov 1968
HENRY B. EPARD
            Henry B. Epard, 79, of Springfield, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 21 at Mt. Vernon Hospital, Missouri.
            Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Max L. Fossett Chapel, Mt. Vernon, Mo., by the Rev. Allbert Pyle. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery.
            Mr. Epard was a native of Page County and the son of the late Samuel B. and Sarah Hensley Epard. He moved to Missouri 40 years ago. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the American Legion post of Mt. Vernon.
            Surviving are his wife, Blanche Epard; two sons, Kyle Epard of Joppa, Md. and Samuel Epard of Baltimore, Md.; four daughters, Mrs. Jacks Showman and Mrs. Richard Wells, both of Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Robert Coffee of Clearfield, Utah and Mrs. Carey Renn of Frankfurt, Germany; three sisters, Mrs. Lettie Mauck of Woodstock, Mrs. Willie Comer of Luray and Mrs. Richard Montgomery of Alexandria and nine grandchildren.      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Mar 1966
JOHN A. FOLTZ
            John Amos Foltz, 90, one of Luray’s oldest and most highly respected residents, passed this life at 11:45 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 1966, in the Page Memorial Hospital. Mr. Foltz had been ill and in the hospital for only one day prior to his death, although he had been in failing health for 18 months.
            Born in Page County on September 5, 1875, he was a son of the late James William Foltz and Susan Painter Foltz. Mr. Foltz was the last surviving member of his family. Two brothers, Charles and William Foltz and three sisters, Mrs. William Pence, Mrs. Elbert Mayes and Mrs. Amos Sours are all deceased.
            Mr. Foltz was a carpenter for the Norfolk and Western Railroad for 30 years, retiring in 1945. He was a member of the N and W Brotherhood Lodge No 577. A devout member of the Luray Methodist Church…
            On April 23, 1896, he was united in marriage with Flora Virginia Sours and the couple spent 66 years together. She died on April 17, 1962. He is survived by one son, Floyd A. Foltz; three daughters, Mrs. Wallace (Iva) Griffith, Mrs. Rex (Hazel) Knipple, Mrs. Herbert (Elna) Thomas Jr. and one granddaughter, Miss Patricia Lynn Thomas, all of Luray. Two sons LeRoy and Lynwood are deceased.
            His pastor, the Rev. William Mood, officiated at the last rites at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. His body was lain to rest in the Evergreen Cemetery.                                                                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Apr 1963***
JOHN WILLIAM FOLTZ Dies
            John William Foltz, 73, prominent farmer and poultryman of the Alma section of the county, died at 3 a.m. Saturday, April 8th after being in failing health for the past ten years...
            A son of the late Isaac N. Foltz and Sarah Higgs Foltz, he was born in the Newport section of the county on January 7, 1888. He was a devout member of the Newport Church of the Brethren... He was a former employee of the Virginia Department of Highways.
            On December 24, 1906 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Ellen Campbell, who survives him with three sons, Arthur Ray Foltz of Dayton, Ohio; Leo E. Foltz of Silver Spring, Md. and Lefton Foltz of Fairfax, Va.; and two daughters, Mrs. Solomon (Edith) McCuley of Charlottesville and Mrs. Vance (Amy Lee) Good of Stanley. Two sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Annie) Bazzle of Broadway, Va. and Mrs. Ada Kite of Shenandoah, also survive as do four brothers, I. Newton Foltz of Stanley; Joseph Perry Foltz and Noah Foltz of Shenandoah and James Foltz of Dayton, Ohio.
            The Rev. Olin Landes officiated at the last rites at eleven o'clock Monday morning in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in the St. Luke's Lutheran Cemetery at Alma.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 Jan 1963
THOMAS ASHBY FOLTZ Dies at 79
            Thomas Ashby Foltz, 79, well known retired farmer and miller of the Stanley section, died at 10:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6th in the Page Memorial Hospital, after being a patient there for only four hours. Last rites were held Tuesday afternoon.
            The son of the late John P. Foltz and Virginia Roudabush Foltz, he was born on June 21, 1883. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at Alma.
            On June 14, 1911, Mr. Foltz was united in marriage with Miss Mary Lee Huffman who survives him with two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Janice) Rucker, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. William (Lois) Gaines of Falls Church, Va. Two sisters, Mrs. Vera Eppard, of Falls Church and Mrs. Herbert Shuler, of Shenandoah, also survive him as do three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
            The Rev. M.P. Lane officiated at the last rites at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 8th, in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Interment was in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.                                                                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Apr 1961***
VERNON W. FOLTZ
            Vernon Washington Folx, 78, retired farmer and well known resident of the Grove Hill Community, died Sunday morning, April 2nd, at his home at 11:00 following a long period of ill health.
            Born February 22, 1883, the son of the late John W. and Elizabeth Delilah Kite Foltz, he had spent his entire life in the Grove Hill community. He was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
            He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Miss Lottie Louderback.
            He is survived by a son, Lawrence Foltz, of Grove Hill; two brothers, Homer L. Foltz, of Harriston and Mohler L. Foltz, of Shenandoah, two sisters, Mrs. Effie Shuler, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Frank (Grace) Louderback of Grove Hill.
            The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church to lie in state until 3 o'clock when a funeral service was conducted with his pastor, the Rev. A. Hayne Boozer officiating... Burial took place in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Jan 1965
Death of AMY RACHAEL FOX
            Mrs. Amy Rachael Fox, 80, died Thursday, January 21, at 2:00 p.m., at her home on Route 4, Luray.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 23, at 2:00 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with Eld. W.T. Daily officiating. Interment was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.
            Born March 1, 1884, in Stanley, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Christiana Tutweiler Keyser. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church.
            On November 27, 1912, she was united in marriage with B. Clayton Fox, who survives.
            She is also survived by one son, John P. Fox, of Luray. She was the last surviving member of her family.                                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Aug 1961***
DAVID B. FOX Dies At 91
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            David Benton Fox, 91, one of the county's oldest and most esteemed residents, passed this life at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 24th in the Page Memorial Hospital...
            A son of the late Noah Fox and Betsy Fox, he was born in Page County on August 1, 1870 and had spent his entire life here. He had maintained a farm in the Morning Star community throughout his life. Mr. Fox was a devout member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church...
            In 1899 he was united in marriage with Miss Emma Jane Ellis, who preceded him in death on March 10, 1939.
            Mr. Fox is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Virgil (Vannie) Ellis; one son, Kirby L. Fox, of Luray; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Three half brothers, Dallas Fox and Homer C. Fox of Luray; and William Fox of Hagerstown, Md., also survive. One sister is deceased.
            His pastor, the Rev. Ralph Ebert officiated at the last rites at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, August 26th in the Morning Star Lutheran Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 May 1965
Death of HOMER CLARENCE FOX
            Homer Clarence Fox, 77, died Monday, May 10, 1965, at 4 p.m., at his home in Luray. Mr. Fox had been in ill health for the past six years.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 12, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Reverend Vernon Merkey officiating. Interment was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.
            Born February 26, 1888 in Page County, he was a son of the late Noah and Adline Jenkins Fox. He was a member of the Luray Church of the Brethren.
            Mr. Fox was a retired sawmill operator.
            His wife, the former Miss Blanch Susan Beahm, preceded him in death on February 18, 1965.
            He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Franklin (Virginia) Miller, of Luray; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dallas Fox, of Luray, Oscar F
ox of Gore, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Price, of Luray. Two brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.                                                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jul 1960***
IRVIN OSBORNE FOX
            Irvin Osborne Fox, 55, a guard at the State Convict Road Forge, Camp 7, at White Post, Va., died suddenly Wednesday, June 29th, at 8:00 p.m.
            He was the son of Annie M. Judd and the late Charles E. Fox and was born July 8, 1904 at Luray, Va. He was a member of the Beth Eden Lutheran Church.
            He was united in marriage with Miss Vernie M. Miller, who preceded him in death in 1954. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Cletus G. Fox, of Elizabethtown, Pa., Miss Carrie V. Fox, Washington, D.C., Ober L. Fox, Lewistown, Pa., Mrs. Glenn (Eula) Griffith, Stanley, and Leo M. Fox, of Luray. Two brothers preceded him in death.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 2nd, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Ebert officiating. Burial took place in the Beahm's Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Jun 1968
JOSEPH E. FOX
            Joseph Edward Fox, 91, of Rt. 2, Luray, died Friday, June 21, at 9:30 p.m. at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for one week. He had been in failing health for several years.
            Funeral services were conducted Monday from the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Clarence Gross officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
            He was born June 28, 1876, in Page County and was the son of the late Phillip M. and Eliza Griffith Fox.
            He was a retired farmer and saw mill operator.
            His first wife, the former Annie L. Sours, died in 1937, and his second wife, the former Minnie M. Foster, died in 1965.
            Surviving are one son, Robert Fox of Luray; four daughters, Mrs. Dora Smith, Mrs. Virginia Fox, Mrs. Grace Miller and Mrs. Pearl Alger, all of Luray; and the following step-children, Frank Griffin, Mark Griffin, John F. Nichols, Raymond Foster, Sherman Foster, Edward Foster and Mrs. Edna Young, all of Baltimore, Md., John F. Foster Jr. of Madison, Wis., and Mrs. Winnie Mathews of Luray, and 38 grandchildren.   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Apr 1965
MRS. MINNIE ALGER FOX
            Mrs. Minnie Margaret Alger Fox, 69, of Luray, died Thursday, March 25, at 2:20 p.m., at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day. Mrs. Alger had been in failing health for the past 10 years.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 28, at 2:00 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Reverend William Goldman officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
            Born November 27, 1895, in Madison county, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret Cubbage Alger. She was a member of “Jehovah’s Witnesses”.
            Mrs. Fox was married four times. Her first three husbands, Martin Griffith, James Nichols and John Foster preceded her in death.
            She is survived by her last husband, Joseph Edward Fox; eight sons, Frank and Martin Griffith; John F. Nichols, Harry E., Sherman H. and Raymond F. Foster, all of Baltimore; John F. Foster, II, of Madison, Wisconsion, and Leo Nichols, of Hagerstown; two daughters, Mrs. Winnie Mathews of Luray, and Mrs. Edna Young, of Pasadena, Maryland; 27 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
            Other survivors are two brothers, John Alger, of Elkton, and Samuel Alger, of Banco, Virginia, and three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Sisk, and Mrs. Lucy Woodward, of Banco, Virginia, and Mrs. Nancy Woodward, of Madison, Va.                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Apr 1961***
MRS. RAYMOND FOX Dies
            Mrs. Ruth Marie Fox, 52, wife of Raymond L. Fox, of the Rocky Branch section of Page County, passed this life at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 2nd after an illness of 3 1/2 years...
            A daughter of John Mervie Bradley and Bessie V. Jenkins Bradley, she was born in Page County on February 22, 1909. She was a loyal and faithful member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church...
            On June 3, 1924, she was united in marriage with Raymond L. Fox who survives her with the following children: Mrs. Walter (Lennis) Marlow of Front Royal; Mrs. Morris (Garnetta) Luscombe of Topeka, Kansas; Raymond Eugene Fox of Dahlgren, Va.; Mrs. Amos (Muriel) Henry, Mrs. Fern E. Miller, Mrs. Leroy (Eileen) Sours and Mrs. Gary (Doris) Judd all of Luray; Miss Mabel Fox, Bobbie Fox and Earl Fox, at home. Three brothers, Johnny Bradley, Robert Bradley and Lynwood Bradley, all of Luray; and three sisters, Mrs. Louis (Gladys) Shenk of Luray; Mrs. Raymond (Irene) Buchanan of New Market and Mrs. Shelly (Annie) Keith of Miami, Florida. Six grandchildren also survive.
            The Rev. A. Hayne Boozer officiated at the last rites Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Morning Star Lutheran Church. Interment was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Mar 1965
Death of WILLIAM EDGAR FOX
            William Edgar Fox, 78, of Hagerstown, Maryland, died Thursday, March 4, at 1:45 p.m., at Washington County Hospital.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 6, at 2:00 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Carson officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
            Born September 15, 1896, in Luray, he was a son of the late Noah and Angeline Jenkins Fox.
            Prior to his death; he was a retired N and W Railroad Engineer.
            His wife, the former Miss Annie Cave, preceded him in death.
            He is survived by three brothers, Dallas and Homer Fox, of Luray, and Oscar Fox, of Gore, Va and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Price, of Luray.                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 Oct 1968
EDITH MAE FREEZE
            Edith Mae Freeze, 65, of Stanley, died 4 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for four weeks. She had been ill for six months.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday at the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Carlton Mason officiating. Burial was in Alma Lutheran Cemetery.
            She was born Dec. 2, 1903 in Page County and was the daughter of the late Beauregard and Fannie Knight Morris.
            She was a member of the Alma Lutheran Church.
            Surviving, besides her husband, Marion F. Freeze, are three sons, Marion Freeze Jr., of Stanley, William A. Freeze of Arlington and Raymond Freeze of Alexandria; three daughters, Mrs. Ethelene Beall of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Frances Rosser of Staunton and Mrs. Juanita Haines of Madison and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Courtney and Mrs. Nannie Shenk, of Stanley and 24 grandchildren. One sister and one son are deceased.      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Jan 1966
HUBERT V. FREEZE
            Hubert V. Freeze, 72, of Stanley, died at 11 a.m., Friday, January 21, 1966, at the Page Memorial Hospital after being a patient there for one week.
            Mr. Freeze was born June 10, 1893, in Stanley, the son of the late Joseph and Catherine Wright Freeze. He was a farmer and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
            He is survived by his wife, Minnie B. Painter, six sons, Evan E.V. Freeze, of Luray; Floyd L. of Shenandoah, Richard E., Glendon D. and Hoover W., of Stanley, George W., of Manassas; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Turner, Mrs. Reva Hilliard and Mrs. Velva Lucas, all of Stanley; forty three grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. Two sons are deceased.
            Funeral services were held Monday, January 24, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with interment in the Painter Cemetery. Rev. Paul Walters and P.A. Fread were the officiating ministers.                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Jan 1966
WALTER L. FREEZE
            The community was greatly shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Walter L. Freeze, of Stanley, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 23, 1966, at the Luray Textile Plant.
            On January 16, 1906, in Stanley, he was born to the family of Cleophus and Ada Campbell Freeze. He was 60 years of age at the time of his death.
            At the time of his death he was an employee of the Luray Textile Plant as a night watchman, and a veteran of World War II.
            He was a member of the Newport Brethern Church.
            Surviving is his mother, Mrs. Ada Campbell Freeze, four brothers, John, of Keezletown, Archie, of Luray; Claude, of the U.S. Army now in Viet Nam and Warren Freeze, of Stanley; two sisters, Mrs. Reta Alger, and Mrs. Minnie Depoy, of Lacey Spring. Besides his father, one sister preceded him in death.
            Memorial services were held on Wednesday, January 25, 1966, at 11 a.m. in the Newport Brethern Church, with the Reverends Alfred Comer and Kenneth Graff, in charge. His eternal resting place as in the Newport Cemetery.                                           
Page News & Courier, 15 Dec 1960***
SHENANDOAH SECTION
ARCH J. FULTZ
            A funeral service was held Thursday, December 1, at 2 p.m. at the May Memorial Baptist Church in Powhatan for Arch J. Fultz, 57, who died Tuesday, November 29, at a Richmond Hospital. Interment was in the Powhatan Community Cemetery.
            Mr. Fultz was born near Shenandoah in 1903, the son of the late Newton Walter and Magdalene Downey Fultz.
            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Davis Fultz, formerly of Elkton; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lawson, of Richmond; two sons, Edward L. Fultz, of Powhatan, Va., and Harold J. Fultz, of Miami, Fla.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gracie Armentrout, of Elkton and Mrs. Flossie Clem, of Shenandoah.
            He was preceded in death by two brothers this year, John H. Fultz and E.M. Fultz, of Shenandoah...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Aug 1965
MRS. DOROTHY CAMPBELL GARRETT Dies
            Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Garrett, 46, of Manchester, Pennsylvania, died Thursday evening at 11:45 p.m., in a hospital in York, Pennsylvania where she had been a patient two days. She had been in ill health for about four years.
            Mrs. Campbell was born in Luray, a daughter of the late Elmer B. and Dora L. Pence Campbell.
            She was a member of the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church on Tyler Run Road in York.
            Surviving are her husband, Ervin H. Garrett, of Manchester, Pennsylvania, two sons by her first marriage, Donald W. and Jerry Allen Farmer, of Luray; three sisters, Mrs. R.L. Judd, of Beltsville, Maryland, Mrs. James Silvous, of Luray, and Mrs. Thelma Butler, of Grass Valley, California; two brothers, Wallace Campbell, of Baltimore, and Franklin Campbell, of Stanley.
            The last rites were conducted from the chapel of the Etzweiler Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 17, 1965, in York with her pastor, the Rev. William A. Speers and the Rev. Harold E. Posey, officiating. Interment took place in the Arlington National Cemetery…                                                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Nov 1963***
HOMER E. GOCHENOUR Dies Suddenly
            Homer Earl Gochenour, 59, owner and operator of the South Mountain Creamery in Luray, died suddenly of a heart attack at his place of business Monday, November 25th at 6:45 a.m. Mr. Gochenour, who lived on Route R, Luray...
            He was born September 2nd, 1904 and was the son of Sunny Gochenour and Ella Eckard Gochenour, of Luray. He married the former Hazel C. Cave, who survives. Mr. Gochenour was a member of the Mt. Zion Brethren Church.
            Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Arnold E. Gochenour of Luray; two brothers, Charles and Fred Gochenour, both of Luray; and three sisters, Mrs. Rosie Jenkins, of Luray, Mrs. Dora Ruckman, of Carlisle, Pa., and Mrs. Sudie Thoman, of Littlestown, Pe. One daughter is deceased.
            The Rev. Owen Preston conducted the funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 27th in the Mt. Zion Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jun 1963***
JACOB S. GOCHENOUR Dies
            Jacob Seldon Gochenour , 79, of Route 2, Luray, died suddenly at his home in the Cavetown section about 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 9th. He had apparently been in good health the day before as he worked laboriously in his garden and around the house. His untimely death came as a great shock to his family and friends.
            Mr. Gochenour was the son of the late Daniel and Virginia Parks Gochenour and was born September 16, 1883 near Luray. He was a farmer and was a member of the Antioch Christian Church. His wife, Mrs. Mattie Jane Gochenour, whom he married December 12, 1906, survives.
            He is also survived by three sons, Floyd W. Gochenour, and Johnnie W. Gochenour, of Stanley, and Freddie L. Gochenour, of Luray; two daughters, Miss Mammie V. Gochenour and Mrs. Hattie Gochenour, of Luray; four brothers, Raymond, Walter, Clarence and Ernest Gochenour, all of Luray; and two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Griffith, of Luray and Mrs. Annie Engel, of Front Royal. Nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
            Funeral services were conducted at the Trinity Brethern Church at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 11th, with the Rev. Owen Preston and the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Mar 1969
MRS. NELLIE GOCHENOUR
            Mrs. Nellie Richards Gochenour, 68, of Rt. 2 Luray, died 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient nine days.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday at Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren by the Rev Cecil Haycock. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Gochenour was born Aug. 6, 1900 at Luray and was a daughter of the late Charles and Novella Campbell Richards.
            On July 28, 1923 she married Walter L. Gochenour who died Aug. 16, 1964.
            Surviving are three sons, Richard B., Edward W. and one step-son, Harold C. Gochenour all of Luray; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Owens and Mrs. Charles Hughes, both of Luray; six brothers, Leslie, Carl, Edgar, Claude and William Richards, all of Luray, and Levi Richards, of Washington, D.C; two sisters, Mrs. Estelle Parlette and Mrs. Aileen Aleshire, both of Luray; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. One daughter, one brother and two sisters are deceased.                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Dec 1962***
VANCE GOOD Dies At 67
            This community was saddened last week by the passing of Alley Vance Good, well-known Stanley citizen. Mr. Good died suddenly at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 21st in the Page Memorial Hospital shortly after being admitted...
            A son of the late Joseph and Fannie Good, he was born at Stanley on September 15th, 1895. Mr. Good was a skilled bricklater and his services in this capacity were mich in demand in this area. He was a member of the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church...
            On October 14, 1915, he was united in marriage with Miss Brownie Bradley, who survives him with two daughters, Mrs. Iva Prince and Miss Frances Good, both of Stanley; and three sons, Vance, Rudolph and J. Howard Good, all of Stanley. Four brothers, George, Claude, Vernon and Leonard Good, all of Stanley, also survive him. One brother and one sister are deceased.
            Elder W.P. Schooley officiated at the funeral services Monday afternoon at two o'clock in the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 May 1965
CLARENCE ELWOOD GOOD Dies Suddenly
            Clarence Elwood Good, 38, of Luray, died Thursday, May 6, 1965, at 8:30 a.m., at Page Memorial Hospital.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 9, 1965, at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with Elder A. Sudduth officiating. Interment was in the Family Plot.
            Born July 20, 1926, in Page County, he was a son of Mrs. Mattie S. Jenkins Good and the late Amos Good.
            Mr. Good had formerly been employed as a Laborer for Virginia Oak Tannery.
            Besides his wife, the former Miss Kathern Sours, whom he married on January 13, 1945, he is survived by two sons, Robert and Larry,a t home; two daughters, Judy and Betty, at home; and two brothers, Ivan and Kirby Good, of Stanley.
            One sister, Minnie Wilson, of Stanley, passed away Monday of this week. Two brothers also preceded him in death.                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Apr 1969
CLARENCE LEE GOOD
            Clarence Lee Good, 70, of Rt. 2, Stanley, died 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17 at Blue Ridge Sanatorium, Charlotetsville. He had been in failing health several years.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Dovel Hollow Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Kenzy W. Reed. Burial was in Leake’s Chapel Cemetery.
            Mr. Good was born Aug. 16, 1898 at Stanley and was a son of the late Jacob and Emaline Lucas Good. He was a carpenter and a member of the Pentecostal Church.
            In January 1918 he married Lelila Hilliards who survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife are two sons, Clarence M. and William L., both of Stanley; seven daughters, Mrs. Flossie Blosser, Mrs. Lizzie Knight, Mrs. Mabel Cubbage, Mrs. Lucille Gray, Mrs. Dorothy Coffman, Mrs. Ida Ellis, and Mrs. Gloria Pettit, all of Stanley; 31 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. One brother, two daughters, and four sisters are deceased.                                                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Aug 1965
(ERMON JACKSON GOOD)
            Ermon Jackson Good, 60, of Woodbridge, expired suddenly at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 11, 1965, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Lucas, in Luray. Born in Stanley, October 14, 1904, he was the son of the late Harry and Hattie Jenkins Good. His wife, Emma S. Good, survives.
            Last rites were held at the Bradley Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 14. The services were conducted by the Rev. J.W. Aleshire and the Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial took place in the Adventist Cemetery.
            At the time of his death Mr. Good was employed as a construction and railroad worker.
            Three sons, Ermon J. Good Jr., of Luray, John P. Good, of Woodbridge, and Gerald W. Good, of Stanley; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Anderson, of Temple Hills, Md., Mrs. Mary Lucas and Miss Judith P. Good, both of Luray, and 11 grandchildren survive. His only full brother, Lloyd Good, lives in Luray as do two half-brothers, James and Robert Good; Virgil Good, also a half-brother, resides in Frederick, Md., and Emmett Good is serving in the U.S. Army. Five half-sisters survive: Mrs. Bessie Jenkins, of Ransom, W.Va., Mrs. Eura Breeden, Mrs. Louise Weller, both of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., Mrs. Thelma Painter, of Luray, and Mrs. Mildred Johnson, of Washington, D.C. One daughter preceded him in death.                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jun 1968***
MRS. EULA GOOD
            Mrs. Eula May Good, 68, of Rt. 1, Luray, died 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Page Memorial Hospital...
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carlton Mason officiating. Burial was in Leaks Chapel Cemetery.
            She was born May 15, 1900, in Page County and was the daughter of the late John and Carrie Alger Turner.
            She was married to Arthur Good, who died in 1958.
            Surviving are three sons, Arthur Good of Luray, Lynwood Good of Falls Church and Kenneth Good of Arlington; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie M. Walters and Mrs. Myrtle M. Price, both of Luray; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Bordener of Pennsylvania, 32 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son is deceased...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Aug 1968
IDA F. GOOD
            Mrs. Ida Florence Good, 88, of Rt. 1, Stanley, died 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for four weeks. She had been in failing health for three years.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the Leaks Chapel Church with the Rev. Curtis Coffman and the Rev. William Rodeffer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            She was born Aug. 13, 1879, in Stanley and was the daughter of the late James H. and Lydia Alger Cubbage.
            She was a member of Leaks Chapel Brethern Church.
            On March 31, 1898, she married William W. Good who died in 1960.
            Surviving are one son, Leonard C. Good of Stanley; one daughter, Mrs. Beulah Gray of Stanley; nine grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Otis and Ernie Cubbage, both of Stanley; and one sister, Mrs. Lula Good of Stanley. Five brothers and three sisters are deceased.                                 
Page News & Courier, 17 May 1962***
MRS. ISAAC L. GOOD Dies
            Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Good, 89, one of Luray's oldest residents, passed this life at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12th at her home on Brumback Avenue in Luray after being ill for one week...
            The daughter of the late William Painter and Josephine Short Painter, she was born at Stanley, on June 23, 1872. She was a member of the Luray Methodist Church...
            She was united in marriage with Isaac L. Good, who preceded her in death in 1936.
            Mrs. Good is survived by one son, Theodore Good, of Luray; three daughters, Mrs. Gledith Potts of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; Mrs. Marshall (Edna) Griffith, and Mrs. Ethel Burner, of Luray; and one brother, Edward Painter of Vienna, Va. 25 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren also survive. Two sons and one daughter are deceased.
            The Rev. Louis E. Carson officiated at the last rites at 2:30 Monday afternoon, May 14th in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1965
JENNIE ROSALINE GOOD Succumbs
            After being a patient in the Page Memorial Hospital for three days, Mrs. Jennie Rosaline Good, 80, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 1965.
            On March 3, 1885, she was born in Luray to the union of Benjamin and Barbara Sours Aleshire. She made her home on West Main Street in Luray.
            Her husband, Noah W. Good preceded her in death on September 12, 1949.
            Mrs. Good was a member of the Baptist Church.
            Surviving are two sons Lewis W. Good, of Luray, and Theodore R. Good, of Hagerstown, and one daughter, Mrs. Amos (Dorothy) Alger, of Luray. Four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive. Two children preceded their mother in death.
            A brother, Willie Aleshire of Luray, and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Russell, of Hagerstown, survive. One brother and four sisters are deceased.
            Burial took place on Tuesday, October 26, 1965, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Reverends John Bradley and Vernon Merkey conducting the services. Interment took place in the Evergreen Cemetery.                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Oct 1963
Death of MRS. KIRBY M. GOOD
            Mrs. Mattie B. Good, 58, of Falls Church, died on Tuesday, October 15th around 8:30 p.m. in a hospital in Falls Church.
            She was the daughter of the late Charles and Betty Good of Stanley and was born April 7, 1905. She had many relatives in and around Page County.
            She is survived by her husband, Kirby M. Good, and the following children, Mrs. Meade Good Bogle of Falls Church; Mrs. Peggy Yates of Annandale, Va.; Miss Jannie Good at home; and Jimmy Good of Falls Church. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Good, Shenandoah; Mrs. Ally Painter, Mrs. Mildred Miller and Mrs. Gertie Stoneberger, all of Stanley and Mrs. Emma Good of Luray; two brothers, Luther and Charles Good of Stanley and three half brothers, Will, Elbie and Lunzy Good, all of Stanley. Five grandchildren also survive. One son is deceased.
            Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Pearson Funeral Home in Falls Church on Friday, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Foreman of the Boulevard Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in a Warrenton cemetery.                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Apr 1969
MRS. LULA BELLE GOOD
            Mrs. Lula Belle Good, 85, of Stanley died 8:56 a.m. Friday, April 11, at her home. She had been in failing health seven months.
            Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Stanley Baptist Church by the Rev. Larry Patton and the Rev. Carlton Mason. Burial was in the Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery.
            Mrs. Good was born Feb. 10, 1884 at Stanley and was a daughter of the late James H. and Lydia Alger Cubbage. She was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church.
            Her husband, Isaac Marvin Good, whom she married Sept. 8, 1901, died May 18, 1944.
            Surviving are three sons, Lawrence Good, of Stanley, Hughie Good of Shenandoah and Kirby Good of Brunswick, Md.; six daughters, Mrs. Franklin (Betty) Campbell of Stanley, Mrs. Glenn (Beulah) Kite and Mrs. Kyle (Lena) Beaghan, both of Shenandoah, Mrs. Floyd (Florine) Henderson of Seaford, Del and Mrs. Stewart (Anna Mae) McDaniel of Springfield; two brothers, Ernest and Otis Cubbage, both of Stanley; 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter are deceased.         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 May 1962***
ROY CARROLL GOOD Dies at 38
            Roy Carroll Good, 38, of Stanley, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 9th in the V.A. Center, Martinsburg, W.VA., where he had been a patient for the past six weeks...
            A son of Otis G. Good and Essie May Wilson Good, he was born at Stanley on December 27, 1923.
            In addition to his parents, Mr. Good is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Anna May Bailey, Mrs. Maxine Lucas and Mrs. Joann Rathe, all of Stanley; and Mrs. Frances Stroupe of Woodbridge, Va. One brother, Jesse Good, of Arlington, also survives him.
            Funeral services were conducted at eleven o'clock Saturday morning in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Smith officiating. Interment was in the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Apr 1965
Death of WHEELER ELIZABETH GOOD
            Mrs. Wheeler Elizabeth Good, 94, of Luray, died Tuesday, April 20, 1965, at 7:40 p.m., at the home of her grandson, James Berry. Mrs. Good had been in ill health for the past several years.
            Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 23, from the Blainesville Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Headin officiating. Interment will be in Marshall Cemetery.
            Born April 2, 1871, in Luray, she was a daughter of the late John and Hannah Marshall Spencer. She was a member of the Blainesville Baptist Church.
            Her husband, Jefferson Good, preceded her in death.
            She is survived by five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.                                                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Mar 1960***
SAMUEL GRANDSTAFF Dies
            Samuel Grandstaff, 78, a retired Virginia Oak Tannery employee, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, February 25th at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Short of East Main Street, Luray...
            Mr. Grandstaff, a son of the late George and Clara Grandstaff, was born in the Kimball section on July 28, 1882. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
            He was married to the former Miss Ada Jenkins, May 8, 1907. Mrs. Grandstaff preceded him in death on September 10, 1947.
            Surviving are three sons, Odie Grandstaff of Winchester, Floyd Grandstaff of Luray and Wharton Grandstaff of Stanley; four daughters, Mrs. Lester (Elva) Smith, Mrs. Osborne (Reva) Bolen and Mrs. Edward (Ruby) Short all of Luray and Mrs. Irvin (Dorothy) Bailey of Alexandria, Va.; and two sisters, Mrs. Raymond LeHew and Mrs. Eddie Beahm of Luray. Fourteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive.
            Last rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. M.L. Minnick, Jr. and the Rev. E.J. Nottingham, III officiating...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Aug 1965
HARMON L. GRAY Dies Suddenly
            Mr. Harmon Letcher Gray, 67, of Route 2, Stanley, departed from this life suddenly on August 17, 1965, at 8:30 a.m. at his home.
            Funeral services for Mrs. Gray will be conducted (today) Thursday, August 19, at the Bethlehem Christian Church of Stanley, with the Rev, O.L. Martin officiating, with interment in Graves Chapel Cemetery.
            Mr. Gray was born on August 31, 1898 in Stanley. His parents, Mary E. and James N. Gray, are both deceased.
            He was a retired railroad brakeman.
            On July 1, 1925, he was united in marriage with Rachel M. Sampson. To this union came three children, a son, James R. Gray, now serving in the U.S. Army, two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Hilliards and Mrs. Georgia Pettit, both of Stanley. Also surviving is one brother, Joseph A. Gray, of Richmond, and two sisters, Mrs. Evangeline Gray, of Stanley, and Miss Minnie Gray, of Luray.                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jun 1961***
Death of SELDON GRAY
            Seldon Gray, of Charles Town, West Virginia, died at the home of his son, Robert Gray, of Harper's Ferry, W.Va., on Sunday afternoon, May 14th, at 3:30. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
            Born in Page County at Stanley, Va., April 5, 1884, he was the son of the late Philip W. Gray and Nancy Carrie Gray. He married the former Bessie M. Souther, who preceded him in death in 1926. He was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church, of Pine Grove.
            He is survived by seven children: five sons, Harry, Rosco, Thurman and Robert Gray, of West Virginia and Jake Gray, of Michigan; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Mabel) De Lawser, of Harper's Ferry, W.Va. and Mrs. Harry (Pauline) Weakley, of Stanley. Nine brothers and one sister, of Stanley, Va., nineteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 17th, at St. George's Episcoapl Church at Pine Grove with the Rev. James Petty officiating. Interment was in the Gray Cemetery at Pine Grove...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jun 1967
MRS. MARTHA GREEN
            Mrs. Martha Pearl Green, 80, of Route 1, Luray, died Saturday night, May 27, at 11 o’clock at the Page Memorial Hospital. She had been in ill health for several years.
            Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home by Rev. Clarence Phillips. Burial was in the family cemetery.
            Born on June 1, 1886, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Matilda Hughes Bundy. She was a member of the Church of God and Christ.
            Surviving are one son, George Broaddus, of Luray, and five grandchildren. Her husband Robert L. Green, preceded her in death.                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Mar 1963***
ALBERT HENRY GRIFFITH Dies
            Albert Henry Griffith, 82, a resident of the Kimball section of Page County, passed this life at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, March 23rd, in the Luray Nursing Home after being a patient there for two years…
            He was born on February 5, 1881 in Page County. His wife, the former Miss Bertie Fox, preceded him in death on January 28, 1960.
            Mr. Griffith is survived by two sons, Amos Griffith of Great Falls, Va. and William Griffith of New Cumberland, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Lotte Miller, Mrs. May Hill and Mrs. Isabell Weatherholtz, all of Luray. Ten grandchildren also survive him.
            The Rev. Ralph Ebert officiated at the last rites at four o’clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Beahms Chapel Cemetery.    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Mar 1966
MRS. CARRIE M. GRIFFITH
            Mrs. Carrie Marie Griffith, 70, of Route 1, Luray, departed from life on Friday, March 25, 1966, at 7 a.m. at the Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient only a few hours, although she had been in failing health for several years. She had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Lyle Beahm…
            She was married three times. Her first husband was Marvin J. Sours, her second, Noah Weaver and her third, William Griffith. All three are deceased.
            She was born on November 26, 1895 and was a daughter of the late Noah E. and Cora Jewell Smith. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
            Mrs. Griffith is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lyle (Eva) Beahm; four brothers, Clarence, Charlie, Lester and Ezra Smith; one grandson, Bobby L. Beahm and two great grandsons. Three brothers and one sister are deceased.
            Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Lewis O. Dasher. Interment took place in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Dec 1966
JOHN R. GRIMSLEY
            John Robert Grimsley, 52, a taxi operator in Shenandoah, died Thursday afternoon at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient eight days. He had been in ill health for some time.
            Born August 11, 1914, he was the son of the late William J. and Hartie Orye Grimsley. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church near Shenandoah…
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Comer Grimsley and one daughter, Kathryn Grimsley, at home.
            The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where a funeral service was conducted at 2 o’clock by his pastor, the Rev. James Smith and the Rev. William C. Robertson… Burial took place in the Methodist Cemetery.                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Dec 1967
MRS. THOMAS T. GRIMSLEY
            Mrs. Regina Frances Grimsley, 93, of Rt. 1, Shenandoah, died Sunday afternoon at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for five days.
            Born in 1874, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bud Cave, and had spent her entire life in this section. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas T. Grimsley in 1932. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
            Mrs. Grimsley, “Aunt Nug”, as she was affectionally known…
            …
            She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Thomas, of Roanoke; Mrs. Dorothy Fasciana and Miss Madaline Grimsley, both of Baltimore, Md., and Miss Maudie Grimsley, at home; three sons, Leonard Grimsley and Homer Grimsley, both of Shenandoah, and George Grimsley, of Elkton; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren and one brother, Charles Cave, of Shenandoah.
            The funeral was conducted at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home with her pastor, the Rev. William C. Robertson officiating… Burial took place in the Sam Comer Cemetery near Shenandoah.                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Dec 1967
MRS. J.W. HENDERSON
            Mrs. Sudie Kite Henderson, 74, of Shenandoah, died Sunday evening at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient only several hours.
            She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John W. Henderson on August 13, 1967, who died in the pulpit at the St. Peter’s E.U.B. Church while preaching the Homecoming Sermon.
            Born March 13, 1893, near Shenandoah, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary McAlister Kite and had spent her entire life here. She was a member of the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ.
            The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning to the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ where a funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. with her pastor the Rev. Thomas Sutton officiating… Burial took place in the church cemetery.
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            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hoover (Bettie) Supples, and Mrs. Vincent (Loretta) D’Antoni, both of Shenandoah; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; a brother, David A. Kite, of Shenandoah, and a sister, Mrs. Oakey (Minnie) Grimsley, of Shenandoah.                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Feb 1967
CORA A. HENRY
            Mrs. Cora Alice Henry, 78, widow of John R. Henry, died at Gateway Convalescence Home, Hagerstown, Md., on Saturday morning, February 18.
            She was born and reared in Luray and was a daughter of the late Charles and Jemima Knight. She was a member of the Christian Church of Luray.
            Mrs. Henry is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Olive M. Young and Mrs. Helen E. Jordon, both of Hagerstown; two sons, Charles Robert Henry and William Lester Henry, both of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary S. Smeadly and Mrs. Gertrude E. Sites, both of Hagerstown.
            Services were held at the A.K. Coffman Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 21. A short service was held at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Aug 1968
ROSA MAY HIGGS
            Mrs. Rosa May Higgs, 74, of Stanley, died at her home 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. She had been in failing health for sometime.
            Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Stanley Baptist Church by the Rev. Carlton Mason. Burial will be in Graves Chapel Cemetery.
            She was born June 12, 1894 and was the daughter of the late John R. and Virginia Painter Short. She was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church.
            Surviving, besides her husband, Frederick L. Higgs, are three daughters, Mrs. David (Elaine) Comer and Mrs. Homer (Beatrice) Purdham, both of Stanley, and Mrs. Philip (Marie) Austin of Shenandoah; one brother, Edward L. Short of Stanley; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
            The body will be taken to the Higgs home 9 a.m. today (Thursday).                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Feb 1967
(MRS. W.H. MAY)    SHOULD READ CHARLES SAMUEL HILLIARD
            Charles Samuel Hilliard, 90, a retired farmer, of near Stanley, died at his home Thursday morning.
            Born May 17, 1876, in Rockingham County, he was the son of the late Charles R. and Margaret Eaton Hilliard and had spent most of his life near Stanley. He was an active and faithful member of the Hilliard Chapel of the Assembly of God Church near Stanley.
            Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on January 23.
            Mr. Hilliard was well known and highly respected in Page and Rockingham Counties…
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Flora Good Hilliard; three daughters, Mrs. Max (Thelma) Koontz, of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; Mrs. Frank (Florine) Cubbage, of Stanley, and Mrs. Buford (Vera) Painter, of Silver Spring, Md.; two sons, Harry G. Hilliard and James C. Hilliard, both of Stanley; twenty six grandchildren; thirty three great-grandchildren, and a half brother, Frank Hilliard, of Stanley.
            …
            Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hilliard Chapel of the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Henry Jenkins and the Rev. John Aleshire officiating… Burial took place in the church cemetery.                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Sep 1965
ARTHUR GRAFTON HILLIARD Dies in Arlington
            Arthur Grafton Hilliard, 52, of Stanley, died suddenly Monday, September 13, 1965, at 5:15 p.m. in the Arlington County Hospital.
            Born February 19,1913, in Stanley, he was the son of the late Grafton Burgess and Mary Nancy Jenkins Hilliard. At the time of his death he was a construction worker.
            Vada Marie Painter, whom he married on February 29, 1932, is living. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jesse Lee, of Stanley, and Arthur Ray, of Oxford, Ala.; four daughters, Mrs. Peggy Ann Siegler, of Brunswick, Md.; Mrs. Beatrice Mae Woodward, of Fairfax; Mrs. Doris Marie Petefish, and Mrs. Mary Maxine Brown, of Arlington; two brothers, Charles Earl Hilliard, of Luray, and Harry Hoover Hilliard, of Landover, Md.; five sisters, Mrs. Alma Margaret Painter and Mrs. Pauline Stroope, of Alexandria; Mrs. Mary Magdelene McDaniel, and Mrs. Ruby Orr Cubbage, both of Stanley, and Mrs. Naomi Florence Shuler, of Shenandoah. Seventeen grandchildren also survive.
            Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 4 p.m., at Hilliard Chapel Church with the Reverends John Henderson and Paul Walters officiating. Interment will take place in the Adventist Cemetery.                                                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jun 1968***
MRS. CHARLES R. HILLIARD
            Mrs. Cora Bessie Comer Hilliard, 93, widow of Charles R. Hilliard, died Monday night, June 10, at the home of Mrs. Preston Blosser following a lengthy illness.
            She was born near Shenandoah Jan. 7, 1877, and was the daughter of the late James Robert and Mary Ann Strole Comer.
            She was a faithful and active member of the Dovel Hollow Pentecostal Holiness Church. After her marriage to Mr. Dovel she had resided near Stanley on Rt. 1. She was preceded in death by her husband a number of years ago.
            She is survived by a son, Frank Hilliard of Stanley; six grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Baugher of Elkton; a step-mother Mrs. Lucy Comer of Shenandoah; two half sisters, Mrs. Fannie Comer of Cumberland, Md., and Mrs. Pauline Mangess of Winchester; four half brothers, Homer Comer of Shenandoah, James E. Comer of Elkton and Claude and Albert Comer of Cumberland, Md.
            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home by the Rev. Kinzey Reed. Burial will be in the Leaks Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1965
JAMES HITT Dies
            James Carroll Hitt, 29, of Stanley, died Monday, October 18, 1965, in Miami, Florida. His untimely death came as a great shock to his many friends in this area.
            He was born June 10, 1936, and was a son of Coe and Virginia Hitt.
            In February 1957 he married the former Phyliss Cave who survives, with three daughters, Norma Jean, Nancy Leigh and Patricia Ann Hitt.
            Mr. Hitt was a member of the Newport Christian Church. He served for three years in the National Guard at Alexandria and in 1956 served at Lakeland Air Force Base at San Antonio, Texas.
            Besides his wife and children, he is survived by five brothers, Billy Hitt of Harrisonburg, Coe Hitt Jr., of Elkton, Jerry A. Hitt, of Stanley, Johnny and David Hitt, both of Langley Park, Maryland, and three sisters, Mrs. Peggy A. Knight, of Stanley, Jane and Kay Hitt, both of Langley Park, Maryland. One brother preceded him in death.
            Last rites were conducted from the United Church of Christ at Newport on Saturday, October 23, at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Kenneth Graff officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Aug 1960***
Last Rites for JOHN W. HITT
            Last rites for John William Hitt, 87, of Newport, were held at the Newport United Church of Christ Saturday afternoon, July 30th, at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Thomas D. Sutton and the Rev. B. Landes officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
            A son of the late William and Mary Cubbage Hitt, of Newport, he was born August 10, 1872 and spent his entire life in the Newport Community.
            Mr. Hitt died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 27th, at his home following an illness of several years. He was employed by the Federal Government U.S. Forest Service as a Forest Guard for thirty-three years. He was a member of the Newport United Church of Christ.
            He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Maggie Bumgardner Hitt on November 19, 1939.
            The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home to the United Church of Christ at 12:30 Saturday to lie in state until the hour of the funeral.
            He is survived by two sons, Coe Hitt and Clark Hitt, of Shenandoah; five daughters, Mrs. Kemper (Nina) Meadows, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. John (Mamie) Comer, and Mrs. Claude (Irene) Higgs, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Nelson (Grace) Foltz, Stanley; and Mrs. Emmett (Jessie) Alger, Alexandria; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Turner, Hagerstown, Md.; and Mrs. Effie Higgs, of Luray; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Oct 1963***
Death of J.O. HOBBS
            Friends and relatives in Page County were shocked and grieved to hear of the passing of J.O. Hobbs, who passed away on Monday, October 14th in Paromount, California.
            He was married to the former Miss Jean Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Price of Luray and niece of Floyd and Ethel Price, also of Luray.
            He is survived by his wife and one son, Douglas, at home.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Jul 1965
VERNON L. HOLMES
            Vernon Lloyd Holmes, 70, of Luray, died Thursday, July 22, 1965, at 7 p.m. of a second hear attack at Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for eight days. Mr. Holmes was stricken with a heart attack on July 13, at his home.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 25, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery.
            Born January 18, 1895, in Luray, he was a son of the late Johnson Boot and Della Knight Holmes. Mr. Holmes was employed by the Virginia Oak Tannery from 1934 until his retirement in 1960, however he still worked parttime at the Tannery. He spent the earlier days of his life working in Philadelphia and in Canada.
            Hattie Virginia Broyles, whom he married in 1935, survives.
            He is also survived by one son, Vernon Lloyd Homes Jr., of Richmond, one brother, Shelby, of Buckingham, Quebec, Canada, a sister, Mrs. Viola Seekford, of Washington, D.C., and a grandson, Stephen Arthur Holmes.                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Apr 1960***
SHENANDOAH NEWS
MRS. CORA L. HUGHES
            Mrs. Cora Lee Hughes, 67, widow of Hunter F. Hughes, died Wednesday evening, April 20th at her home following an illness of several months.
            The daughter of the late Henry and Pamily Rogers Eppard, she was born May 20, 1892 in Shenandoah and spent her entire life here. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church.
            She is survived by two sons, William and Vernon of Shenandoah; one daughter, Mrs. Horace (Virginia) Plum of Shenandoah; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Rebecca) Frye of Luray and Mrs. Lizzie Coverstone at the Smithland Nursing Home and three grandchildren.
            ...
            Funeral services were conducted at three o'clock Saturday afternoon from the chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home, with her pastor, the Rev. C.W. Tinsman and the Rev. Carl L. Howard officiating... Burial took place in the E.U.B. Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Nov 1963***
West Luray News
Death of GEORGE C. HUGHES
            George Clinton Hughes, 75, of Route 2, Luray, passed away in the Clay Nurshing Home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 23rd...
            He was the son of Herman and Lucy Hughes and was a member of the Blainesville Baptist Church. He was employed as a laborer. He was never married.
            Mr. Hughes is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Campbell, of Luray and Mrs. Sam Getz, of Hagerstown, Md. Three brothers and one sister are deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Owen Preston at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Blainesville Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Aug 1963***
MRS. BLANCHE ESTA JENKINS Dies
            Mrs. Blanche Esta Jenkins of Luray, passed away at the age of 65 on Friday, August 2nd at 10:45 p.m. At the time of her death, she had been a patient in the Page Memorial Hospital for one day and had been an invalid for the past seventeen years.
            Mrs. Jenkins had been an employee of the Casey Jones and Blue Bell plant for a number of years and was a faithful member of the Luray Christian Church.
            She was born on November 27, 1897, the daughter of the late Charles G. Lillard and Annie Aleshire Lillard.
            Her husband, Floyd E. Jenkins, preceded her in death one February 16th, 1936.
            She is survived by one son, Adrian Jenkins, of Luray, and three sisters, Mrs. P. Irah Stern, of Harrisonburg; Mrs. Ray (Mary) Finter, of Luray and Mrs. Zula Bryson of Hampton and one brother, Claude R. Lillard, of Alexandria.
            Funeral services were held on Monday, August 5th, at 11:00 a.m., in the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Jun 1965
Father of 12 Is Shooting Victim (FRED WILLIAM JENKINS)
            Fred William Jenkins, 49, a Rappahannock County farm manager and father of 12 children died Thursday of last week in the Charlottesville hospital of gunshot wounds. He was the father of Mrs. Bruce Marston of Luray.
            The shooting took place on the Sperryville farm of Mrs. C.R. Hite which Jenkins managed. A co-worker of the dead man is being held by the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Department on a charge of murder.
            The Culpeper Star Exponent Friday reported the tragedy as follows
            “Jailed on the murder charge is Robert Festes Jenkins, 41, no relation to the dead man.
            According to Sheriff C.K. Estes, the victim was picking cherries in the upper branches of a tree when he was shot. The prisoner claims, said Estes, that he was squirrel hunting and shot into the top of the tree when he saw branches moving.
            Although R.F. Jenkins has been charged with murder, Sheriff Estes said, “At this stage it still may be an accident. We won’t know until completion of the investigation.”
            He declined to comment further.
            The prisoner reportedly lives on the Hite farm as does the family of the victim.”
            Fred William Jenkins was born Aug. 19, 1915 in Madison Coutny and died Thursday, June 17, 1963 in the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. He was a son of Mrs. Clara V. Lillard Jenkins and the late Joseph K. Jenkins of Sperryville.
            He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Ethel M. Howell, and the following children; William Garfield Jenkins and Mrs. Mary A. Coates, of Culpeper; Freddie M., Russell A., Wayne E., Douglas C., Lindsey W., Sidney A., Bonnie Jean and Deborah Christine Jenkins, all of Sperryville; Mrs. Bruce (Marjorie) Marston, of Luray; and William Ralph Jenkins, who is in the U.S. Marines. Two grandchildren also survive.
            Surviving brothers and sisters are: Joseph E. Jenkins, of Somerset, Va.; Walter H. Jenkins, Etlan, Va.; Lloyd A. Jenkins, Oswego, Ill.; Willard A. Jenkins, Manassas, Va. and Mrs. Maude V. Cave, of Occaquan, Va. Two brothers are deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, with Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Sep 1965
GLEN JENKINS Passes Away
            Glen Willard Jenkins, 63, of Stanley, expired at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 1965, at the Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two days.
            Mr. Jenkins was born in Stanley on February 13, 1902 to the union of the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Flora Price Jenkins.
            Prior to his death and illness he was a service station operator in Stanley.
            He was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Pine Grove, Stanley.
            Mrs. Artie E. Bradley Jenkins, his wife, of Stanley, a son, James G. Jenkins, of Mt. Jackson, two daughters, Mrs. Groveen Jefferies, of Kirksville, Mo., and Mrs. Barbara Price, of Richmond, and seven grandchildren and one great grandchild survive.
            Two sisters, Mrs. Irene Harris, of Frederick, Maryland, and Mrs. Murial Pettit, of Stanley, also survive. Three brothers and one sister are deceased.
            Last rites took place on Sunday, September 19, 1965 at 3 p.m. in St. George’s Episcopal Church with the Reverends James Smith and Thomas E. Clemans Jr. officiating. Interment took place in the Adventist Cemetery in Stanley.                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Mar 1965
HARRY L. JENKINS Succumbs
            Harry L. Jenkins, 78, of Stanley, died Tuesday, March 16, at 5:00 a.m. at Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for four days. He had been in failing health for the past two years.
            Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 20, at 2:00 p.m., from the Stanley Baptist Church with the Reverends Wyman Ramsey, Paul Walters and John Aleshire officiating. Interment will be in the Adventist Cemetery.
            Born December 17, 1886, in Stanley, he was a son of the late Peter S. and Annie Sigler Jenkins. He was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church.
            Prior to his death, he was employed as a Construction Worker.
            He is also survived by his wife, the former Miss Corella Good, whom he married on October 14, 1914.
            He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Bell, of Okinawa, and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Nauman, of Stanley. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Jun 1966
LAURA B. JENKINS
            Laura Belle Jenkins, of Stanley, departed this life at the Luray Nursing Home, where she had been staying for eight months on Monday, June 6, 1966 at 8:30 a.m. She was 82 years old and had been in failing health for 10 years.
            Miss Jenkins was born on November 4, 1883, to the union of Charles L. and Junnia Price Jenkins. She was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church of Pine Grove.
            Her only survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Owens, of Stanley, and Mrs. Hilda Rhinelander, of Salem. Two brothers and one sister are deceased.
            The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, by the Rev. James D. Smith at St. George’s Church. Burial was in Graves Chapel Cemetery.                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Mar 1969
LEANDER JENKINS
            Leander (Lee) Jenkins, 81, of Rt. 2, Luray died 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, shortly after being admitted to Page Memorial Hospital.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday at Mt. Zion Church by the Rev. Max Fisher, the Rev. Cecil Haycock and Elder H.E. Wakeman. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Jenkins was born Oct. 29, 1887 in Page County and was a son of the late Jacob C. and Nancy Cave Jenkins.
            He was a retired fireman for the Virginia Oak Tannery and had been in failing health six years. He was a member of Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren.
            On Aug. 26, 1909 he married Rosa Gochenour, who survives.
            Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Clyde L., Archie L., C. Leon and Robert C. Jenkins, all of Luray; three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Gordon and Miss Elaine Jenkins, both of Luray and Mrs. Lulabelle Weakley of Stanley; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Cave, Mrs. Eunice Short and Mrs. Dora Naugle, all of Luray; grandchildren. One son, three brothers and two sisters are deceased.                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Mar 1969
MRS. LOIS CATHERINE JENKINS
            Mrs. Lois Catherine Jenkins, 39, of Rt. 2, Luray, died 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient 10 months. She had been ill four years.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday at the Mt. Zion Brethren Church with the Rev. Cecil Haycock, the Rev. O.L. Martin and the Rev. Alfred Comer officiating. Burial  was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
            She was born March 2, 1930 at Luray and was the daughter of Mary Jenkins Cave and the late Roy Cave. She was a member of the Trinity Brethren Church.
            She was an employee of Safeway Food Stores.
            Surviving beside her husband, Leo, whom she married Oct. 2, 1946 is one daughter, Mrs. Joan Nichols of Front Royal; three brothers, Melvin Cave, Denton Cave and George Cave of Luray; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Buracker of Stanley, Mrs. Pauline Johnson and Mrs. Hazel Gochenour, both of Luray and Mrs. Dorothy Gochenour of Elyria, Ohio and one grandchild.                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Jun 1961***
LYLE RANDOLPH JENKINS Dies
            Lyle Randolph Jenkins, Waterlick, Va., and a brother of Mrs. Irene Abott of Luray, died Tuesday, June 6th at the age of 87 years...
            Mr. Jenkins is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Ed Krunig of Palatin, Ill.; Mrs. Daniel Jenkins of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Aubrey Morris of Charlotte Court House, Va.; Mrs. Mary Bidder of Riverdale, Md.; Mrs. Horace Williams of Front Royal; Mrs. Archie Breeden of Waterlick, Va. and Mrs. Charles Hottinger of Strasburg; three sons, Ralph Jenkins of Warrenton, Va.; Charles Jenkins of Washington, D.C. and Randolph Jenkins of Reliance, Va. One sister, Mrs. Irene Abbott of Luray, also survives.
            Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 9th in the Buckton Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Homer T. Cornish officiating. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 Oct 1968
MAMIE ETTA JENKINS
            Mamie Etta Jenkins, 85, of Stanley, died 2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Staunton Manor Nursing Home. She had been in failing health for several years.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday at the Bethlehem Christian Church with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.
            She was born Jan. 6, 1883 in Madison County and was the daughter of the late Newman W. and Betty E. Weakley Berry.
            She was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            Her husband, Walter W. Jenkins, died Oct. 3, 1940.
            Surviving are four sons, Otis, Roscoe and Leo Jenkins of Silver Spring, Md. and Charles Jenkins, of Kensington, Md.; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Beahm of Washington, D.C.; 24 grand-children and 27 great-grandchildren.                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Jun 1965
MRS. MARY E. JENKINS Dies Suddenly
            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jenkins, 71, of Luray, died suddenly Wednesday, June 16, at 11:30 p.m., at her home.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 19, at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren with the Reverends Owen Preston and Paul Walters officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
            Born November 12, 1893 in Luray, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Eva Eckard Gochenour. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren.
            On September 19, 1913, she was married to Amos W. Jenkins, who preceded her in death on June 22, 1963.
            She is survived by one brother, David Gochenour, of Luray; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Gochenour and Mrs. Ida Gochenour, both of Luray; one granddaughter, Mrs. Vernell Comer Nauman, of Stanley, whom she raised.                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Aug 1968
MAURICE C. JENKINS
            Maurice C. Jenkins, 55, of Crockett, Calif., died Sunday, July 28, at 6 a.m.
            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at the Mt. Zion Brethren Church with the Rev. Cecil Haycock and Eld. H.E. Wakeman officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery.
            He was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Luray and was the son of the late Jacob and Nancy Cave Jenkins.
            Mr. Jenkins was a 1934 graduate of Luray High School and was employed as a hotel clerk.
            He was a member of the Mt. Zion Brethren Church.
            Surviving are one brother, Lee Jenkins of Luray and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Cave, Mrs. Dora Ann Naugle and Mrs. Eunice Short, all of Luray. Two brothers and three sisters are deceased.                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Nov 1965
MRS. NECIE JENKINS Dies
            Mrs. Necie Jane Jenkins, 81, of Stanley, died Monday, November 8, 1965, at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for three days.
            She was the daughter of the late Preston and Margaret Berry Buracker. She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church.
            Mrs. Jenkins had been twice married. Her first husband, George L. Jones, preceded her in death in December of 1939. Her second husband, Archie L. Jenkins, is still living.
            She is also survived by three sons, Gilbert L. Jones and Seldon D. Jones, both of Stanley and Walter N. Jones, of Mooresville, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Taylor, of Stanley, Mrs. Grace Foster, of Luray, and Mrs. Esther Andrews, of Washington, D.C. One son is deceased.
            Funeral services will be held at the Bethlehem Christian Church near Stanley at 11 a.m. (today) Thursday, by Evangelist G.A. Cave. Burial will take place in the family cemetery.                                                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Sep 1966
VIRGINIA PEARL JENKINS
            Mrs. Virginia Pearl Richards Jenkins, 53, of Route 2, Luray, departed this life on Thursday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m. at her home. Her demise was sudden.
            She was a daughter of Charles W. and Anna N. Campbell Richards. She was born in Luray on September 22, 1912.
            She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethern.
            She married Emory “Tim” J. Jenkins on November 11, 1952, who survives.
            Besides her husband, she is survived by six brothers, Edgar L., Charles L., Carl E., William M., Claude C. Richards, of Luray, and Levi Richards, of Washington, D.C. Three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Gochenour, Mrs. Estelle Parlett and Mrs. Aileen Aleshire, all of Luray. One sister and one brother are deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, September 4, at the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethern with interment in the church cemetery, The Eld. H.E. Wakeman and the Rev. Haycock officiated.                                                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Jun 1968
SON JENKINS
            Son Jenkins, 84, of Rt. 2, Stanley died Sunday, June 23, at 2 a.m. at the Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been in failing health for several years,
            Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
            He was born Feb. 26, 1884, in Stanley, and was the son of the late Philip and Lucy Thomas Jenkins.
            He was employed as a farmer.
            He was married to the former Drucilla Buracker who died in 1927.

            Surviving are two sons, Harry A. Jenkins, of Kearneysville, W.Va. and Fred Jenkins of Staunton; two daughters, Miss Eliza Jane Jenkins of Stanley, and Mrs. Gertie Sours OF Virginia Beach; one brother,  Newton Jenkins of Stanley and eight grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. One brother and four sisters are deceased.