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PAGE NEWS & COURIER OBITUARIES (TRANSCRIBED) 1960-1969, Part 2

Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 May 1964
MRS. LILLIE MAE JEWELL Dies
            Mrs. Lillie Mae Jewell, 79, widow of Keller W. Jewell, of Luray, died at approximately :30 p.m., Monday, May 11, at the Page Memorial Hospital, having been a patient for twelve days.
            Mrs. Jewell, a daughter of the late John Smelser and Susan Smelser, was born on October 21, 1884 in Page County. She was a member of the Springfield Methodist Church. Her husband, Keller W. Jewell, preceded her in death on January 1, 1954.
            She is survived by seven sons: Roy V. Jewell, of Culpeper; Raymond L. and Ralph L. Jewell, of Bel Air, Maryland; Virgil K., Melvin A., Cecil W., and Oliver J. Jewell, all of Luray; two daughters, Mrs. Ida Mae Smith, of Silver Spring, Md.; and Mrs. Bertha Marie Morris, of Fairfax. Two sons are deceased.
            Funeral services will be conducted from the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray Thursday (today) May 14 at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Wade Sirk officiating. Interment will be in the Morning Star Cemetery.                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Mar 1963***
DANIEL A. JOBE Dies
            Daniel Arthur Jobe, 78, of Luray, died at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23rd, in the Page Memorial Hospital, after being a patient there for one week...
            A son of the late Samuel H. Jobe and Veranda Martin Jobe, he was born in Page County on May 3, 1884. He was a member of the Luray Methodist Church. He was never married.
            Mr. Jobe is survived by two brothers, Al Jobe of Luray, and David Jobe of Boyce, Va., and one sister, Miss Florence Jobe, of Luray.
            The Rev. Louis E. Carson conducted the funeral service at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Mar 1969
JOHN L. JOHNSON
            John Lester “Jack” Johnson, 69, of Rt. 2, Luray, died 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for three days. He had been in failing health for three years.
            Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Blainesville with the Rev. Allen Baltimore officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
            He was born Sept. 10, 1899 in Luray and was the son of the late William and Mary Jenkins Johnson.
            Mr. Johnson was a farmer and construction worker and was a member of the Baptist faith.
            On Sept. 11, 1921, he married the former Vera Lee, who survives.
            Also surviving are two brothers, Mathew Johnson and George Johnson, both of Luray.                                                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Apr 1965
CHARLES KENNARD JONES Succumbs
            Charles Kennard Jones, 64, of Luray, died Tuesday, April 6, 1965, at 11:00 a.m., at Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks.
            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) April 8, at 11:00 a.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Hoffmyer officiating. Interment will be in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.
            Born September 15, 1901, in Ida, he was a son of the late Charles and Virginia Berry Jones. He was a member of the Beth Eden Lutheran Church.
            Prior to his death, he had been employed for the town of Luray for 20 years.
            Besides his wife, the former Miss Gertrude Rowe, whom he married in 1931, he is survived by one son, Charles B. Jones, of Harrisonburg; two brothers, Lester Jones, of West Virginia, and William F. Jones, of Alaska; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Yager, of Stanley, and Mrs. Bessie McNamara, of Hagerstown, Maryland. One sister preceded him in death.                                                                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Nov 1963***
Death of MRS. LAURA KEMP
            Mrs. Laura Kemp, 93, widow of Daniel Milton Kemp, who resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd L. Danfelt in York, Pa., died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, October 30th, at Pleasant Acres.
            Born at Alma, Va., she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Luray.
            In addition to her daughter, she is survived by five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a sister, Miss Ada Martin, of Luray.
            Private funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 2nd at the Workinger Funeral Home in York. The Rev. Dr. Charles R. miller, pastor of the Second E.U.B. Church officiated. Interment was in Mt. Rose Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jun 1963***
FRED A. KEYSER Dies Suddenly
           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jun 1961***
Sister of Mrs. Mauck Dies      (MRS. ALMA KIBLER)
            Mrs. Lester (Alma) Kibler, of Boyce, Va., passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nicholas Prunkl in Baltimore, Md., on Wednesday, May 25th.
            Born May 9, 1890 she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Jane Barham. She was united in marriage with Lester Kibler, who preceded her in death.
            Mrs. Kibler is survived by one son, Dallas Kibler, of Berryville; two daughters, Mrs. Nicholos (Margaret) Prunkl and Mrs. Walter (Hazel) Oneill of Baltimore, Md., eight grandchildren and the following sisters: Mrs. Mary E. Mauck of Luray; Mrs. J.T. Strickler of Strasburg and Mrs. Elsie Pingley of Winchester. Five brothers and one sister are deceased. One of her brothers was the late Thurman Barham of Luray.
            Funeral services were held Saturday, May 27th at the Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Linwood Daniel in charge. Interment was in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Sep 1965
MRS. ELENORA KIBLER Dies
            Mrs. Elenora Finter Kibler, 63, passed this life on Saturday, September 11, 1906, at her home near Luray.
            Mrs. Kibler was born April 29, 1902, being the daughter of the late Charles W. and Fannie B. Fox Finter.
            She was a member of the Beth Eden Lutheran Church.
            On June 4, 1920 she was united in marriage with Carl A. Kibler, in Hagerstown, Maryland.
            Last rites were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 1965, in the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Hoffmyer officiating. Burial was in Beahms Chapel Cemetery.
            Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jesse A. and Robert A. Kibler; five daughters, Mrs. Willard (Margaret) Wyatt, Mrs. Robert W. (Frances) Chrisman, Mrs. Doris Jean Griffith, Mrs. Carroll (Anna Lee) Painter, and Mrs. Robert (Betty June) Rickard; five brothers, Frank Finter, Ray Finter, and Lynn Finter, all of Luray; Jesse Finter, of Covington; Roy Finter, of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Comer and Mrs. Ruth Vaughan, of Luray; and 17 grandchildren. One daughter, and one brother are deceased.                                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jun 1963***
Death of WILLIAM L. KIBLER
            William Lester Kibler, 67, of Luray, owner and operator of a souvenir stand on the Massanutton Mountain, passed away at the Page Memorial Hospital on Friday, May 31st at 3:30 p.m. after being a patient there for two weeks.
            He was born in Page County April 22nd, 1896 and was the son of Mrs. Bettie A. Smith Kibler and the late John P. Kibler.
            Mr. Kibler was a well-known stoneworker and many of the rings, pins, etc. which he made were sold in his souvenir stand.
            He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bette Kibler and one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Ferguson, of Chula Vista, California.
            The Rev. Louis Carson officiated at the funeral services which were held in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home Sunday, June 2nd, at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Mar 1960***
MRS. OLIVE M. KITE
            Mrs. Olive M. Kite, widow of John V. Kite, of Bardane, West Virginia, died Friday night, March 4, 1960, at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Witt, also of Bardane...
            A native of Page County, Virginia, she was born on January 24, 1888, a daughter of the late George W. and Barbara A. Lucas Henderson.
            She went to Jefferson County in 1911 and was an active member of Bethany Methodist Church in Bardane. Her husband died in March, 1953.
            Surviving are: five daughters, Mrs. Paul W. (Sallie) Witt and Mrs. Franklin (Eva) Jones, Bardane, Mrs. Lillian Blackford, Martinsburg, W.Va., Mrs. Ralph (Marie) Oden, Bolivar, West Virginia, Mrs. Melvin (Louise) Corun, Frederick, Md.; son, John V. Kite, Jr., Charles Town, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Sadie Leake, Luray, Va.; and a brother, S.H. Henderson, of Shenandoah Junction.
            The body was removed from the Melvin T. Strider Company Colonial Funeral Home to the late home Saturday afternoon, March 5 where services were held Tuesday, March 8th at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Richard T. Scholl officiating. Burial was in Edge Hill Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Feb 1965
MRS. BETTY LEE KNIGHT Dies
            Mrs. Betty Lee Knight, 86, of Baltimore, died Thursday, January 28, in Baltimore.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 30, at 2:00 p.m. from Alma Lutheran Church with the Rev. M.P. Lane officiating. Interment was in the Church Cemetery.
            Mrs. Knight was a daughter of the late Isaac and Arbelia Aleshire Short. She was a member of Alma Lutheran Church.
            Mrs. Knight was twice married. Her first husband, Ollie Sellman, preceded her in death.
            She is survived by her second husband, Isaac M. Knight; and two daughters, Mrs. Mamie Foltz, of Baltimore, Md., and Miss Frances A. Sellman, of Toledo, Ohio.                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Aug 1963***
Death of Infant                       (GERALD KNIGHT)
            Gerald Knight, infant son of Franklin L. and Joyce Sours Knight, died Tuesday, August 6th. The child was born Monday, August 5th.
            Burial took place Wednesday at Morning Star.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Aug 1965
ISAAC MICHAEL KNIGHT Dies
            Isaac Michael Knight, 85, of Stanley died Wednesday, July 28, 1965 at 8:30 p.m. at the Luray Nursing Home where he had been a patient for three months. Mr. Knight had been in failing health for several years.
            Born November 18, 1879 in Stanley, he was the son of the late Jacob abd Mary Good Knight. Prior to his death he was a farmer.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 31 at 2:30 p.m. from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Irvin R. Johnson officiating. Interment took place in the Alma Lutheran Cemetery.
            His wife, the former Betty L. Short, preceded him in death in January of this year.
            Mr. Knight is survived by four sons, John, of Bentonville, Charles, of Augusta, Ga., Richard, of Browntown, and Robert of Tampa, Florida, three daughters, Mrs. Amanda Andrews and Mrs. Lena Pound, of Front Royal and Mrs. Thelma Figgins, of Orange. Fifty-one grandchildren, fifty-six great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren also survive. Twelve children are deceased.                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Dec 1966
SELDON B. LAM
            Seldon B. Lam, of Stanley, died Wednesday, November 30, at 1 p.m. at his home. He had been in failing health for several years.
            Mr. Lam was born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Lam on August 3, 1883 in Page County. His occupation had been farming, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
            In 1907 he was united in marriage with Fannie Meadows, who survives. Mr. Lam was the father of 11 children; Ralph, Avondale, Pa.; Lee, Chatham, Pa.; Ausby, Silver Spring, Md.; William, Baltmore, Md.; Melvin, Kennett Sq, Pa.; Carl, West Chester, Pa.; Orville, Wilmington, Del.; Russell, San Mateo, Calif.; Mrs. Allie Schrider, Colesville, Md.; Mrs. Essie Weakley, Takoma Park, Md.; and Mrs. Geraldine Wood, Kimblesville, Pa., 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Gary Norris officiated.                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Aug 1968
ROSA BELLE LANSBERRY
            Mrs. Rosa Belle Lansberry, 74, of Rileyville, died 2 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the home of her son, Harry Lansberry, at Rileyville. She had been in failing health for several years.
            Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the Rileyville Baptist Church by the Rev. Ray Beahm and the Rev. Grace Price. Burial will be in the Rileyville Cemetery.
            She was born Sept. 14, 1894 in Madison County and was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Richards Young. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
            Her husband, Benjamin F. Lansberry, died in 1926.
            Surviving are three sons, Harry R. and Floyd E. Lansberry of Rileyville and Robert W. Lansberry of Front Royal; two daughters, Mrs. William (Edna) Gochenour of Rileyville and Mrs. Dennis (Rozelda) Dillon of Fairfax; 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. One son and one daughter are deceased.                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Sep 1963
MRS. WILLIAM R. LANSBERRY Dies
            Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Lansberry, 76, wife of William R. Lansberry, of Front Royal, Va., died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, September 2nd, in the Warren County hospital where she had been a patient for one week. She had been in ill health for about six months.
            She was born in Madison County March 25, 1887 and was the daughter of Anthony and Mary Richards Young. On October 3, 1907 she married William R. Lansberry, who survives. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
            Besides her husband, Mrs. Lansberry is survived by the following children: Mrs. Guy Reil, and John Lansberry, of Front Royal; Mrs. Iva Cook and William R. Lansberry, Jr., of Fairfax; Edward Lansberry, of Manassas; Mrs. Mary Bailey, of Rileyville; and Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, of The Plains. Thirty-five grandchildren and forty-four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Rosa Lansberry, of Rileyville, also survive.
            Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) September 5th, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. David Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Rileyville Cemetery.                                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Dec 1965           SHENANDOAH SECTION
MRS. ALVA LANTZ Dies In Charlottesville
            Mrs. Cleta Kite Ryan Lantz, 70, wife of Alva Lantz, of Charlottesville, died Monday, December 13, at the University of Virginia Hospital.
            Born May 24, 1895, at East Point and was a daughter of the late Philip P. and Mittie V. Coffman Kite.
            She is survived by her husband, Alva Lantz; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred R. Sprouse, of Charlottesville, and Mrs. Mary Ryan Allen and Mrs. Glenna Margaret White, both of Staunton; three sons, Arthur Leroy Ryan, of Stanley; Garland Elwood Ryan, of Salem; and Charles Edward Ryan, of Elk Ridge, Md. and nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nina Dovel, of Elkton, and Mrs. Myrtle Wright, of Elizabethtown, Pa., and two brothers, Ernest Kite, of East Point and Earl Kite, of Harrisonburg.
            A funeral service was conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Peter’s Evangelical United Brethren Church near Shenandoah, with the Rev. Lewis C. Armentrout, officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery.                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Aug 1965
ELLA ELIZABETH LEAKE Succumbs
            Miss Ella Elizabeth Leake, 85, of Route 2, Stanley, died Monday, August 16, 1965, at 8 a.m. at the Luray Nursing Home, where she had resided for one year. She had been in failing health for the past three years.
            Mrs. Leake was born in Stanley on September 22d 1879, being the daughter of the late John W. and Sarah C. Nauman Leake.
            She was a member of the Leaks Chapel Church of the Brethren.
            Last rites were conducted on Wednesday, August 18, 1965, from the Leakes Chapel Church of the Brethren with the Reverend Curtis Coffman, assisted by the Reverend John Aleshire. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
            She is survived by one son, Ferrell W. Leake, of Stanley; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Lucas and Mrs. Bertha Smelser, both of Stanley. Four brothers and one sister are deceased.                                                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Aug 1960***
OTIS C. LEAKE
            Otis Correll Leake, 77, well-known citizen of the Stanley community, died at his home Tuesday, August 23rd after being ill for two weeks...
            A son of the late John F. Leake and Sarah Nauman Leake, he was born in Page County on December 28, 1882. He was employed at the rock quarry in Engle Switch, W.Va. for twenty years and had retired after being employed at the Foltz Milling Company, near Stanley.
            He was united in marriage with Miss Hester Seekford of March 30, 1904. Mrs. Leake preceded him in death on January 7, 1946.
            One daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Ruby) Dovel and one son, Olin Leake, both of Stanley, survive him as do nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. His twin sister, Mrs. Flora Seekford of Stanley, also survives as do three other sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Leake, Mrs. Maggie Lucas and Mrs. Bertha Smelser, all of Stanley. Two children and two brothers are deceased.
            Elder A.F. Sudduth will officiate at the last rites today (Thursday) at 3 p.m. in the Leaks Chapel Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in the chapel cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jul 1965
Death of JOHN BERNARD LONG
            John Bernard Long, 75, of Luray, died Saturday, June 25, 1965, at 8 a.m., at Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for five weeks.
            Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 28, at 2:30 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. William A. Moon Jr. officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
            Born September 28, 1889, in Luray, he was a son of the late John and Polly Richards Long. He was a member of the Luray Methodist Church, past master of the Masons, and a member of the Junior Order of American Mechanics.
            For thirty-five years he was employed as foreman of the Virginia Oak Tannery.
            Mr. Long was twice married. His first wife, Mrs. Margaret E. Johnson Long, preceded him in death. He is survived by his present wife, the former Miss Lillian L. Gresham.
            He is also survived by five sons, John M., J. Everett and Robert B., all of Luray, Marvin G., of Front Royal, and Garland L., of Harrisonburg; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Reed, of Silver Spring, Md.; and Mrs. Gloria Madison, of the Philipine Islands; seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death.                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Mar 1961***
MARK DOUGLAS LONG
            Mark Douglas Long, 2 1/2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Long of Oxon Hill, Md., died Friday March 24th in Children's Hospital, Washington, D.C. after an illness of 62 days...
            Mark Douglas was born in Maryland on August 24, 1958 and was a son of Raymond Edward Long and Peggy Marie Presgrave Long, formerly of Luray.
            In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Steven Edward and one sister, Marilyn Raye. His maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lucy E. Presgrave, of Luray, and his paternal grandparents, Howard and Etta Maye Long of Oxon Hill, Md., also survive.
            The Rev. Robert C. Bruce and Rev. O.L. Martin officiated at the funeral services at three o'clock Monday afternoon, March 27th in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jun 1963***
NEWTON JASPER LOUDERBACK
            Newton Jasper Louderback, 85, a well-known merchant of Stanley, passed away Thursday, June 6th, at 2:45 a.m. in the Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for two months.
            Mr. Louderback retired in 1953, after spending most of his life in the hardware business.
            He was a member of the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
            He was born on December 11, 1877, the son of the late John A. and Lydia Foltz Louderback. On October 16, 1901, he was united in marriage to the former Miss Nancy M. Reed, who preceded him in death June 13, 1959.
           He is survived by one daughter, Miss Kathyrn Louderback, of Stanley, the last surviving member of the family.
          Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 8th, in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Rev. M.P. Lane conducted the services. Interment was in the St. Luke’s Cemetery._______________________________________________________________
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jul 1961***
SHENANDOAH NEWS
Last Rites for RALPH LOUDERBACK
            Last rites were held Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m., at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Grove Hill for Ralph Eunice Louderback, who died Tuesday morning, June 7th, at 2:15 in the Georgetown University Hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday.
            He was born near Shenandoah, May 10, 1928, and was the son of Ray S. and Evelyn Huffman Louderback. He was a member of the St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Alma.
            Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray S. Louderback, of Falls's Church, his wife, Mrs. Helen Courtney Louderback, of Fall's Church; a son, Ralph E. Louderback Jr. at home, and one brother, Charles Louderback, of near Shenandoah.
            Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. A. Hayne Boozer... Burial took place in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Apr 1967
ETHEL M. LUCAS
            Miss Ethel M. Lucas, 81, formerly of Stanley, died Thursday, March 30, at John Payne Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
            Funeral services were conducted from the Pittsburgh Methodist Church, Sunday, at 3:30 p.m.
            Miss Lucas was born on February 26, 1881, in Stanley, and moved to Pittsburgh while still of school age and finished her education there. She was employed at Clinton Hotel for over 30 years.
            Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Iva Rogers, of Stanley. Her parents, one brother, Hunter and two sisters, Mrs. Earl McClintock and Mrs. Lucy Bernhart, preceded her in death.                                                                                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Dec 1960***
ISAAC N. LUCAS
            Isaac Newton Lucas, 79, of the Stanley section, died at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 7th in a Staunton Hospital...
            A son of the late Isaac N. Lucas and Caroline Nauman Lucas, he was born in Page County on March 7, 1881. He was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Good, who preceded him in death.
            One brother, Harry Lucas of New Market, Va. and two sisters, Mrs. Golda Weaver and Mrs. Mary S. Smelser of Stanley, survive him.
            Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, December 10th at two o'clock in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Burial was in the Leake's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Apr 1965
EDWARD JACKSON MARSTON Dies
            Edward Jackson Marston, 67, of Luray, died Wednesday, March 31, 1965, at 11:45 p.m. at his home. Mr. Marston had been in failing health for the past year.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 4, 1965, from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
            Born January 28, 1898, in Page County, he was a son of the late Frank and Martha E. Good Marston. He was a member of the Luray Christian Church. Prior to his illness, he was employed at the Luray Textile Corporation.
            His wife, the former Miss Olga G. Bell preceded him in death on August 1, 1950.
            He is survived by four sons, Edward, Jr., Douglas, Kenneth and Donnie Bruce Marston, all of Luray; eight daughters, Mrs. Hilda Burner, Mrs. Evelyn Woodward, Mrs. Elaine Moyer, Mrs. Bell Griffith, Mrs. Eleanor Gochenour, Mrs. Muriel Williams, Mrs. Nancy Cave, Mrs. Cleo Weatherman, all of Luray; 29 grandchildren and one great grandchild.                                                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Mar 1968
HUGHIE A. MAY
            Hughie Audney May, 81 of Shenandoah, a retired Norfolk and Western Railroad Shop employee, died Monday morning in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient several weeks.
            Born July 2, 1886, at Shenandoah, he was a son of the late John Henry and Clarinda Turner May.
            He was twice married. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Hattie Good May and his second wife, Mrs. Goldie Pence May.
            He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Aubrey (Iva) Hughes of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Lillie May Kibler of Baltimore,  Md.; four sons, John, Lewis, Charles and Leon, all of Elkton, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Maxine Short of Shenandoah; sixteen grandchildren and twenty nine great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home by the Rev. Lewis C. Armentrout Jr. Burial took place in the Strole Cemetery.                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Mar 1967
MRS. W.H. MAY
            Mrs. Nora Belle Taylor May, 82, of Shenandoah, died Tuesday, February 21, at the Sarah Lee Hospital in Norfolk, Mrs. May had been spending the winter with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin May, of Virginia Beach.
            Born June 13, 1884, near Stanley, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Frances Clift Taylor. She was a member of the Shenandoah First Christian Church.
            She had resided in Shenandoah since her marriage on January 1, 1909, and had many friends who regret to hear of her passing. She was the surviving member of a family of eleven children…
            She is survived by one son, Elvin May, of Virginia Beach, Va.; a foster son, Rufus Short, of New York City; two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Gladys) Von Reuden, of Fresno, California; Mrs. John Berkouski, of Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
            The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m., Thursday in the First Christian Church where a funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. with her pastor, Rev. John LaPrade officiating… Burial took place in the E.U.B. Cemetery                                                                                                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Mar 1960***
MRS. AMOS C. MAYES Dies
            Mrs. Leona Mayes, 72, a beloved citizen of Stanley, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, February 24th, at her home in Stanley...
            ... She was a devout member of the Alma Primitive Baptist Church...
            A daughter of the late David F. Price and Sarah C. Good Price, she was born in Page County on January 3, 1888. On December 28, 1904 she was united in marriage with Amos C. Mayes, who survives her.
            Also surviving are the following children: Floyd A. Mayes of Waynesboro, Va.; Mrs. Pauline Comer of Rileyville; Arbutus M. Mayes, Aaron V. Mayes and James D. Mayes, all of Stanley; Mrs. Eula May Collison of Richmond; Roy L. Mayes of Port Republic; Eldon C. Mayes of Douglass Kansas and Mrs. Rena E. Huffman of Grottoes, Va. Two sisters, Mrs. Elva Painter of Stanley and Mrs. Gladyth Blosser of Harrisonburg, also survive.
            Funeral services were conducted by Elder A.F. Sudduth and the Rev. O.L. Martin Saturday, February 27th at 2 p.m. in the Alma Primitive Baptist Church. Interment took place in the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Jun 1966
DORA LUCAS MCCOY
            Dora Lucas McCoy, of Route 1, Stanley, passed away at the Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day, at 1 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 1966. She had been in failing health for three years. She was 70 years of age.
            She was born in Stanley on January 29, 1896, the daughter of the late John M. and Catherine Campbell Lucas.
            She was married to John William McCoy who preceded her in death April 22, 1956. She was a member of the Leaks Chapel Church of the Brethern.
            Five sons, Richard, Vernie, Elwood, John and Robert McCoy, all of Stanley; four daughters, Miss Helen J. McCoy, Mrs. Lizzie Good, both of Stanley; Mrs. Edna Shenk and Mrs. Lena Beahm, both of Luray, survive their mother. Twenty grandchildren and two great grandchildren are also living. A brother, John Lucas, of Stanley, a sister, Mrs. Lottie Sigler, of Brunswick, Md., and a half-sister, Nola Good, of Stanley, also survive.
            A daughter, three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
            Funeral services will be conducted (today) Thursday, June 16, at the Leaks Chapel Church of the Brethren will the Reverends Curtis Coffman and P.A. Fread, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Sep 1965
EVANGELINE MCCOY
            After only six weeks of illness, Mrs. Evangeline Estelle McCoy died at the age of 66, at her home in Stanley on Monday, September 13, at 8:15 p.m.
            Mrs. McCoy, the daughter of Wesley and Mary Stroupe Campbell, was born on March 22, 1899 in Stanley. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
            Funeral services will be conducted (today) Thursday, at 2 p.m. at the Dovel Hollow Church with the Reverends Kinsey Reed and Gerd Cave officiating. She will be buried in the family cemetery.
            Her husband, Marcellus McCoy preceded her in death in 1958. She is survived by four sons, Lewis F., of Fairfax, Clarence W., Earl W., and John P., all of Stanley; fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also surviving are five brothers, Fred, Kemper, Homer, Lloyd and June Campbell, all of Stanley; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Fread and Mrs. Avis Gray, both of Stanley. Two sisters are deceased.                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Mar 1968
MRS. MARY MCCOY
            Mary Magdalene Stroupe Turner McCoy, 91, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday in Stanley. She had been in failing health for several years. She made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Habron of Stanley.
            Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at Hilliards Chapel with the Rev. Henry Jenkins, the Rev. William Robertson, and the Rev. J.W. Aleshire officiating. Burial will be in the Hilliards Chapel Cemetery.
            Mrs. McCoy was born Sept. 6, 1877 in Page County and was the daughter of the late John and Susan Stroupe.
            Shhe was a member of Hilliards Chapel Church.
            Mrs. McCoy was the last surviving member of her family.
            Her first husband, Norman Turner, died in 1916 and in 1931 her second husband, Andew McCoy, died.
            Surviving are one son, Leon Turner of Luray; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Pauline) Comer and Mrs. Leonard (Hortense) Koontz, both of Stanley; 17 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. One son and three daughters are deceased.                                                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Jan 1963
MRS. WILLIAM V. MCDANIEL Dies at Mt. Rainier, Md
            Mrs. Fellie Comer McDaniel, 77, widow of William V. McDaniel, died Wednesday morning, January 23rd, at the Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she was a patient for ten days. Mrs. McDaniel had been in ill health several years.
            Born in Shenandoah June 21, 1885, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Betty Smith Comer and spent most of her life here. After her husband’s death in 1940 she had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Helen Barham in Mt. Rainier, Md.
            She was a member of the Mt. Lebanon congregational church of Christ.
            The body was brought to the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home where friends met Friday evening with the family.
            She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Helen Barham, Mt. Raininer, Md.; Mrs. Pauline Poole, Hyattsville, Md.; Mrs. Velma Phillips, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Naomi Spellman, of Monett, Maine; four sons, Edward, Hollis, Jennings and Elwood, all of Washington, D.C. grandchildren and great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ella Higgs, Norristown, Pa.; Mrs. J.C. (Franie) Judd, Mrs. H.A. (Lena) Stanley and Mrs. Emory J. (Ora) May, of Shenandoah; five brothers, Benjamin F., Hiram, Jacob and William Comer of Shenandoah and James D. Comer, of Waynesboro.
            The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon to the Grove Hill Evangelical United Brethren Church where funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock with the Rev. R.D. Fawley and the Rev. Thomas E. Sutton officiating… Burial took place in the church cemetery.                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Nov 1968
FANNIE E. MCFARLAND
            Fannie Elizabeth McFarland, 50, of Paris, Va., died 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the Winchester Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient three days. She had been in failing health two years.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.
            Mrs. McFarland was born April 15, 1918 at Luray and was a daughter of the late Emmett and Daisy Buracker Estep.
            Her husband, Carl J. McFarland, whom she married in 1940, survives.
            Surviving are one son, Robert A. McFarland of Berryville, one brother, Emmett Estep of Berryville and two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Painter and Mrs. Daley Painter, both of Stanley. One brother is deceased.                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Sep 1967
MRS. MINNIE R. MCFARLAND
            Mrs. Minnie Riley McFarland, 82, of Havre de Grace, Md., died August 24, 1967, in Hartford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Md. She was a patient six days.
            She was a native of Page County and the daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary Jenkins Riley.
            Mrs. McFarland was the widow of the late Edward L. McFarland and was a member of Havre de Grace Baptist Church.
            She is survived by eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Cameron, of Rileyville, Mrs. Mattie Leatherbury, of Mayo, Md., and one brother, C. Roland Riley, of Lorton, Va. Three sons and one daughter are deceased.
            Services were held in Mitchels Funeral Home by her pastor Rev. Clymor, of Havre de Grace at 8 o’clock Saturday evening. Her body was brought to Rileyville Baptist Church Sunday where services were held at 2 o’clock by Rev. Billy Howell. She was laid to rest in Rileyville Cemetery.                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1967
ALFRED T. MEADOWS
            Alfred Thomas (Papa) Meadows, 80, a retired Norfolk and Western Railroad Shop employee, died Saturday evening at his home near Verbena. He had been ill since August.
            Born August 22, 1887, he was the son of the late Hiram and Maggie Berry Meadows. He was a member of the Shenandoah Baptist Church…
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Crimora Meadows; six daughters, Mrs. Carl (Jean) Snow, of Elkton; Mrs. William (Anna) Dean, of Grottoes; and Mrs. James (Ruth) Croft, Mrs. Vernon (Velva) Hughes, Mrs. Lonnie (Iva) Shifflett and Mrs. Robert (Rosa) Merica, all of Shenandoah; four sons, Robert Meadows and Franklin, both of Elkton, and Kenneth Meadows and Delbert Meadows, both of Shenandoah; twenty-six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Simon V. Meadows and David V. Meadows, both of Elkton.
            A funeral services was conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah with his pastor, the Rev. P.H. Nuckels and the Rev. Carl Hartman officiating… Burial took place in the Jolletts Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Nov 1964
SHENANDOAH NEWS
Death of AMOS W. MEADOWS
            Amos W. Meadows, 83, of Elkton, died Thursday morning at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            Mr. Meadows was born March 26, 1881 in Page County and was the son of the late Alex and Susie Breeden Meadows.
            He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Shifflett, of Elkton; six sons, Joseph C., Albert M., Lloyd E., James A. and Alonzo P. Meadows, all of Elkton, and Irvin E. Meadows, of Nechez, Texas; 24 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Fannie Lam, of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Ellen Collier, and Mrs. Carrie Meadows, both of Elkton, and Mrs. Alfred Meadows, of Shenandoah, and five brothers, Delbert Meadows, of Elkton; Hildon, Walter, and Charles Meadows, all of Timberville; and Grover Meadows, of Winchester.
            Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Jolletts Methodist Church with the Rev. John I. Collins and the Rev. Mark Minninger officiating. Burial took place in the Jolletts Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Apr 1965          
SHENANDOAH SECTION
MRS. CARRIE E. MEADOWS Dies
            Mrs. Carrie Etta Meadows, 83, of Rt. 1, Elkton, widow of Wesley C. Meadows, died Friday at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since March 8.
            Born February 27, 1882, she was the daughter of Alexander and Susan Breeden Meadows.
            Mrs. Breeden was a member of the Methodist Church, and had spent her entire life in the Jollett community. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1936.
            She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Elvin Meadows, of Elkton; Mrs. Mark Offenbacker, of Stanley; Mrs. Ivan Taylor, of Luray; Mrs. Mildred Wood, of Free Union; and Mrs. Ora Jenkins, of Sykesville, Md.; four sons, Dewey Meadows, of Elkton, Clarence Meadows, of Stanley; David Meadows, of Luray; and Clarke Meadows, of Sykesville, Md.; forty grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Collier and Mrs. Alfred Meadows, both of Elkton; and Mrs. Fannie Lam, of Pennsylvania; five brothers, Walter and Hilden Meadows, both of Timberville; Kern Meadows, of New Market; Delbert Meadows, of Stanley; and Grover Meadows, of Winchester.
            The body was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Monday to the Jollett Bible Mission Church, where a funeral service was conducted at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. John Dubosq. Burial took place in the family cemetery.              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Jan 1963
HIRAM M. MEADOWS Dies
            Hiram M. Meadows, 73, a well known resident of the Jollett section, died Thursday morning at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, following an illness of several weeks.
            Born in Page County, May 7, 1889 he was the son of the late Frank and Margaret Berry Meadows. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Virgie Meadows several years ago.
            He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Leta Samuels, Mrs. Hattie Lam, Mrs. Helen Lam all of Elkton, and Mrs. Elva Dean, of Shenandoah, and five sons, Bennie, Owen, Lewin, Mahlon and Malcolm, all of Elkton; four brothers, Alfred, Simeon, Vernon and W.B. Meadows all of Elkton; two half-sisters Mrs. Laura Watson, of Elkton and Mrs. Odie Jewell, of Luray and his stepmother, Mrs. Nettie Meadows of Luray.
            The body was removed from the Brill Funeral Home at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon to the Jolletts Methodist Church where a funeral service was conducted at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Hugh T. Harris and the Rev. John DuBosq officiating. Burial took place in the Jolletts Cemetery.                                                                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Mar 1969
JAMES D. MEADOWS
            James Delbert Meadows, 83, of Stanley, died 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 19 at Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient one week.
            Funeral services were conducted Monday at Bradley Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Cecil Haycock. Burial was in Tanner’s Ridge Cemetery near Stanley.
            Mr. Meadows was born Dec. 27, 1885 in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Alexander and Mary Breeden Meadows.
            He was a member of the Episcopal Church and a retired carpenter.
            His wife, the former Mollie C. Breeden, preceded him in death.
            Surviving are two sons, Glen M. Meadows, of Washington, D.C. and Ralph E. Meadows of Silver Spring, Md. and two daughters, Mrs. Della V. Jenkins and Mrs. Mable S. Thomas, both of Stanley.                                                                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Oct 1963           SHENANDOAH SECTION
MRS. LILLIE B. MEADOWS
            Mrs. Lille Breeden Meadows, 84, died at her home on Route 1, Elkton, last Wednesday afternoon October 9th. She was the widow of John K. Meadows.
            Born in Page County, November 23rd, 1878, she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Harriet Breeden, of Jolletts. She was a member of the Jolletts Methodist Church.
            She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Fred Lam, of Route 1, Elkton, twenty-two grandchildren, fifty-five great grand-children, and six great-great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Jolletts Methodist Church with the Rev. Hugh Harris and the Rev. Gird Cave officiating. Burial took place in the Jolletts Cemetery.                                                                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Dec 1962***
Death of Infant (ROBERT M. MEADOWS)
            Robert M. Meadows, 20 month old son of Robert L. and Mozelda Breeden Meadows, of Silver Spring, Md., died Sunday, December 23rd, in the Washington Sanitarium and Hospital in Takoma Park, Md.
            The little boy was born on April 5, 1961 and had been ill since his birth.
            He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Breeden of Silver Spring.
            The Rev. Louis E. Carson conducted the funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 26th, in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Interment was in the Thomas cemetery at Tanner's Ridge.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Mar 1963
MRS. WESLEY MEADOWS Dies In Maryland
            Mrs. Carrie Merica Meadows, 82, wife of J. Wesley Meadows and a native of Page County, died Monday, March 4th, in a Baltimore, Md. Hospital. She had been in ill health for some time.
            In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Edith) Miller, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Maude Meadows and Mrs. Irma Herring of Winchester; and Mrs. Edna Seal, of New Elkton. She is also survived by her stepmother, Mrs. Ila Caedin. Two sons, Roy and Jessie, preceded her in death.
            Funeral services were held at the Walter Brooks Bradley Funeral Home in Dundalk, Md. on Thursday, March 7th at 1:30 p.m. with interment in the Baltimore Cemetery.                                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Sep 1966
WILLIAM B. MEADOWS
            William Buzz Meadows, of Rt. 3, Elkton, died at his home Monday, September 5, of a heart attack. He retired in August 1964 from American Viscose Corporation in Front Royal, where he had worked twenty years.
            Born in Page County he was the son of the late Hiram F. and Margaret Hirt Meadows.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Reda Rinaca Meadows; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond N. Rimel, of Elkton; Mrs. M. Leroy Means, of Harrisonburg, and Mrs. Ronald M. McCoy, of Macon, Ga.; two sons, Carroll J. Meadows and Garland F. Meadows, both of Elkton, seven grandchildren; one great grand-daughter; three brothers, Alfred Meadows, S.V. Meadows, and D.V. Meadows, all of Elkton; and a half-sister, Mrs. Virgie Jewell, of Luray.
            Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Jollette Methodist Church by the Rev. E.C. Smith. Burial took place in the East Lawn Memorial Gardens.                                                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1967
MRS. DORA MERICA
            Mrs. Dora Gordon Merica, 87, of Elkton, died Thursday morning at the Fairfax Nursing Home in Fairfax.
            She was born February 25, 1880, in Page County. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Frank Merica.
            She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Hyden and Miss Bertie Merica, both of Roanoke; Mrs. Mary Moneymaker, of Waynesboro; Mrs. Lottie Smith, of Leonardtown, Md.; and Mrs. Ethel Dofflemyer and Mrs. Mae Lawrence and Mrs. Bertha Davis, all of Alexandria, two sons, Ernest and Willie Merica, of Alexandria; seven grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lee Elliott, of Roanoke, and Mrs. Walter L. (Gussie) Bumgardner, of Shenandoah, and two brothers, Benjamin F. Gordon, of Alexandria and John F. Gordon, of Remington.
            Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. at the Furnace Methodist Church by the Rev. E.C. Smith. Burial was in the Huffman Cemetery.                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Jun 1967
A.J. MIDDLETON
            A.J. (Jack) Middleton, age 89, a former native of Luray, who moved to York County, Pennsylvania in 1922, died at 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, in the Memorial Osteopathic Hospital, York, Pennsylvania, where he was admitted three hours earlier with a heart attack.
            For a number of years Mr. Middleton was a roofing contractor and was last employed by the St. Regis Paper Co., of Mt. Wolf, Pa., until his retirement, in 1953. He was a member of the Madison Avenue Church of Brethren, and an honorary member of Union Fire Company, of Manchester, Pa.
            He was the husband of Minnie E. Lester Middleton (formerly of Winchester) a guest in the Brethren Home, in Cross Keys, Pa., where the couple had been residing since January 25. Mr. Middleton had lfet the home, on Tuesday, with a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Hoover, of York, Pa. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Mrs. Virginia Hoover, of York, Pa.; Mrs. Iva Miller, of Manchester, Pa.; J. Frank Middleton, of Manchester, Pa., and Lester A. Middleton, of York, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held for Mr. Middleton, on Saturday, June 10, at the Diehl Funeral Home, Mt. Wolf, Pa., with the Rev. Jesse Jenkins (also a former native of Luray, and a former pastor of Mr. Middleton) officiating.                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Jul 1964
Death of MRS. LENA BLOSSER MILLER
            Mrs. Lena Blosser Miller, 80, wife of Emanuel Miller, died at 12:30 a.m., Friday, January 10th, at the Luray Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for four weeks. Mrs. Miller had been in failing health for six months…
            Born February 14, 1883, she was the daughter of the late Madison and Betty Painter Nauman.
            She is survived by her husband, Emanuel Miller and four sons: L.J. Blosser of Hagerstown, Md.; K.J. Blosser, Claude Blosser, and Everett Blosser, of New Market. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12th, with the Rev. Ralph Ebert officiating. Burial was in the Adventist Cemetery.                                                                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Dec 1960***
SHENANDOAH NEWS
BENJAMIN T. MILTON Dies at 83
            Benjamin Thomas Milton, 83, a retired Norfolk and Western car shop foreman at the Shenandoah Shops and prominent citizen, died at his home, "Milton Manor" Thursday evening, December 8th, at 10:55 following an illness of several years.
            ...
            He was a loyal and active member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church...
            He was the son of the late William Russell and Sharah Deliah Brown Milton and was born December 13, 1876. He had spent his entire life in this section.
            Mr. Milton served as a director of the First National Bank in Shenandoah for thirty-five years and also served as treasurer of the E.U.B. Church for forty years. He served a number of years as president of the Men's Bible Class, was a former member of the Town Council and was a member of the Verbena Lodge 42 IOOF, receiving his fifty year pin in that lodge five years ago.
            Mr. Milton is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucille Shipplett Milton; a daughter, Mrs. E.F. (Frances) Mackert of Baldwin, N.Y.; a son, Dr. Philip R. Milton of Arlington; three grandchildren and one great grandson. A brother, Harry E. Milton of Shenandoah and a sister, Miss Annie Milton of Falls Church, also survive.
            ...
            Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, December 10th with the Rev. P.W. Fisher and the Rev. Robert L. Nair officiating... Burial took place in the E.U.B. cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Oct 1961***
J.W. MORRIS Dies At 88
            James William Morris, 88, retired Rileyville farmer who was making his home in Philadelphia, Pa. died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 30th in the Page Memorial Hospital... had been residing in Philadelphia for some time prior to his illness...
            A son of the late W.J. Morris and Angie Good Morris, he was born in Page County on August 26, 1873. He was a grandson of Colonel William Morris, who served during the War of 1812. He was a member of the Rileyville Lutheran Church.
            On December 17, 1898, he was united in marriage with Miss Lena Baker, who survives him with two sons, Robert Morris of Vermilion, Ohio and John Morris of Philadelphia, Pa.
            Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 3rd in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. G.A. Phillips and Rev. W.L. Shirk officiating. Interment was in Beahms Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday, 17 Mar 1960***
JAMES ALLEN NAUMAN
            James Allen Nauman, 79, well-known retired farmer passed away at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 9th at his home on Route 3, Luray...
            The son of the late James M. Nauman and Elizabeth Painter Nauman, he was born in Page County on November 16, 1881. He was twice married. His first wife, the former Miss Elizabeth Jenkins, is deceased.
            He is survived by his second wife, the former Miss Florine Long, and the following children: Raymond Nauman and Mrs. Elsie Baker of Stanley; Floyd Nauman of Luray; Ruby Nauman, William Nauman, Hunter Nauman and James Nauman, all at home. One sister, Mrs. Emanuel Miller of Luray, also survives.
            The Rev. A. Kurtz Brubaker officiated at the last rites Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in the Mill Creek Bible Church and burial was in the Huffman family cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Jan 1960***
Death of ANDERSON NICHOLS
            Anderson Nichols, 81, a native of Rappahannock County, Va., died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, January 18th in a Staunton hospital...
            A son of the late Sylvester Nichols and Susan McFarland Nichols, he was born in Rappahannock County on June 20, 1878. He was a member of the Methodist Church. In 1900 he was united in marriage with Miss Naomi Skelton, who preceded him in death on July 7, 1929.
            Mr. Nichols is survived by one son, T. Haywood Nichols of Luray; two daughters, Mrs. Iva M. Buracker of Colorado, and Mrs. Angeline Wellner of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his family.
            The Rev. O.L. Martin officiated at the funeral services Wednesday afternoon, January 20th at two o'clock in the chapel at the Bradley Funeral Home. Interment was in Beahms Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Apr 1963
Death of LYNWOOD NICHOLS
            Lynwood Nichols, 67, a retired car inspector for the Norfolk and Western Railroad at Shenandoah, died Sunday evening, April 7th, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for ten days following a heart attack.
            Born August 20th, 1895, he was the son of the late Sandy and Sarah Sisk Nichols, of Stanley. He had spent most of his life in Shenandoah. He was a member of the Verbena Lodge 42 of the IOOF.
            Mr. Nicholson was well-known and highly respected by his fellowworkmen. He was always ready and willing to service his friends, neighbors, and those in need. He was a devoted husband, father, neighbor and friend and will be sadly missed in his home and community.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Frances Jenkins Nichols; a son Elwood S. Nichols, of Rio De Janiero, Brazil; four daughters, Mrs. Howard (Mae) Grove, of Front Royal; Mrs. Eugene (Catherine) Comer, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Robert (Josephine) Plum, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Luther (Doris Jean) Raynes, of McGaheysville and 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Robert Crewdson officiating… Burial took place in the Rest Haven Cemetery.                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Jul 1965
W Va. Man Killed in Farm Mishap                (AMOS EDWARD NICHOLSON)
            A Doddridge County, W.Va., man died instantly Wednesday, July 14, in a tractor accident on his farm.
            Amos Edward Nicholson, 74, a retired oil and gas worker of Rt. 1, New Milton was found about 8 a.m. by his wife under his overturned Ford Tractor. Mrs. Nicholson said that her husband had gone to tend a well on a farm near his, belonging to his son-in-law, Clarence Cumberledge.
            Doddridge County Sheriff Charter D. Stinespring, Dr. C.N. Scott and Rex Underwood, county coroner, were called to the scene. Scott and Underwood said no inquest would be necessary.
            Nicholson was born Dec. 16, 1893, in Page County, a son of the late Charles and Sarah Laconia Nicholson. He was married Sept. 11, 1915 to Dulcie Kelley, who survives.
            Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Adren (Marie) Polan, of Jane Lew, Mrs. Clarence (Carrie) Cumberledge, of New Milton, Mrs. Frank (Opal) Shafer of Little Hocking, Ohio, Mrs. Bernard (Betty) Shafer, of Warner, Ohio, Mrs. Burl (Bettie) Ward, of Vienna, Mrs. Wayne (Nancy) Skinner of Parkersburg; seven sons, Charles Richard Nicholson, of Lockney, Denzil and Eugene Nicholson, both of Jane Lew, Philip Nicholson, of Salen, Milton Nicholson, of Youngstown, Ohio, Roy K. Nicholson and Billy Stone, both of New Milton, two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Lynch, of Bridgeport, and Mrs. Ruby McClain, of Steubenville, Ohio; five brothers, Jim, George and Melvin Nicholson, all of Bridgeport, Clifford Nicholson, of Quiet Dell, Hubert Nicholson, of Columbus, Ohio; 46 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.
            He was a member of the Indian Fork Baptist Church.
            Amos Edward Nicholson was a grand son of the late James Laconia, of Page County, and is widely related here.                                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 May 1964
HENRY “BUD” NORMAN Dies At 82
            Henry Burman Norman, better known as “Bud”, of Stanley died Thursday, May 7th at 1:25 a.m. at the age of 82. He had been in failing health for about seven years…
            Born in Stanley April 16, 1882, he was the son of the late Henry and Allie Thomas Norman.
            Mr. Norman was a retired farmer and a member of the Stanley Methodist Church…
            He is survived by his wife, the former Daisy Jenkins, whom he married in 1907. Also surviving are three daughters, Miss Edith Norman and Mrs. Elva Finter, of Stanley, and Mrs. Virginia Leedy of Glen Burnie, Md.; a son, Cecil Norman, of Waynesboro, and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Carper, of Hagerstown, Md.
            …
            The funeral services was held in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. H.J. Masquelier and the Rev. B.W. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Jul 1964
JOHN OFFENBACKER Dies At 76
            John Lloyd Offenbacker, 76, passed away at his home on Route 3, Luray Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Mr. Offenbacker had been in ill health for some time…
            Mr. Offenbacker was born June 6, 1888 in Stanley and was the son of Manuel and Liza Cave Offenbacker.
            For some time he owned and operated a grocery store on Tanner’s Ridge and dealt in used furniture and antiques. In 1946 he purchased a home at Luray and bought a grocery store in Stanley which he called Offenbacker’s Grocery. He operated this store until 1958 at which time he retired from the grocery business due to failing health.
            Mr. Offenbacker is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Offenbacker and the following children: Lloyd Offenbacker, of Stanley, Cecil and Simon Offenbacker, of Silver Spring, Md. Mrs. Reed (Virginia) Weakley, of Silver Spring, Md. Mrs. Rastus (Ruth) Lam, of Luray and Mrs. Alvah (Naomi) Bailey, of Luray. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Lyle Meadows, Mrs. Viola Nease and Mrs. Lizzie Weakley, all of Stanley. Two sisters and one brother are deceased.
            Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home, July 3, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Bradley officiating. Interment will be in the Thomas Cemetery at Tanner’s Ridge.                                                                                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Aug 1964
MRS. NANCY S. OFFENBACKER Dies at 86
            Mrs. Nancy Susan Offenbacker, 86, who has been in failing health for several years, died at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 3 at her home on Route 2, Stanley.
            She was born February 24, 1878 at Stanley and was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Daisy Cave Thomas. Her husband, Richard Offenbacker, preceded her in death. She was a member of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
            Mrs. Offenbacker is survived by the following children: Moody Offenbacker, Mark Offenbacker, Mrs. Farry Meadows, Bertie Offenbacker, Mrs. Blanch Thomas, all of Stanley and Mrs. Laura Weakley, of Silver Spring, Md.; sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Rube, Cleve and James Thomas, all of Luray. Four brothers and three sisters are deceased.
            The last rites were held in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dennis Whittle officiating. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery.                                                                                                                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1965
CLYDE OWENS Passes Away
            Clyde Preston Owens, 79, of Sterling, Va., passed this life Monday, October 24, 1965, at 9 a.m., at the Manassas Manor Nursing Home. He had been in failing health for eighteen months and in the nursing home for six months.
            Mr. Owens, a native of Stanley, was born on October 18, 1886, to the Union of William B. and Fannie I. Taylor Owens. Prior to his illness, he had been a merchant. He was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            On July 4, 1908, he chose for his companion Artie E. Cave. To this marriage came one daughter, Mrs. Edna Seal, who lives in Sterling. Mrs. Owens, his daughter, and one grandchild are the only survivors, as he was the last member of his family to die.
            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Bethlehem Christian with his pastor, Rev. O.L. Martin conducting the services. He will be lain to rest in Graves Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Jun 1965
ARCHIE RYVERS PAINTER Dies
            Archie Ryvers Painter, 75, of Alma, died Saturday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at the Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for three weeks.
            Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at the Alma Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder A.F. Sudduth officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery.
            Born March 14, 1890, at Alma, he was a son of the late Martin V. and Ora B. Seekford Painter. He was a member of the Alma Primitive Baptist Church.
            Prior to his death he was a farmer and a Tax Assessor.
            His wife, the former Miss Ollie March Mayes, whom he married on September 7, 1910, preceded him in death on March 3, 1964. One son, two daughters, two sisters and five brothers also preceded him in death.
            He is survived by four sons, Buford Painter, Washington, D.C.; Roscoe Painter, Hyattsville, Md.; Medford L. Painter, Rileyville, and W. Bruce Painter, Luray; five daughters, Mrs. Mozella Crozier, Hillcrest Hgts., Md.; Mrs. Mildred Harding, Mt. Raines, Md.; Mrs. Delila Mauck, Mrs. Phoebe Comer and Mrs. Isabel Gochenour, all of Luray; one brother, Kirby L. Painter, of Wilmington, Delaware.                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jan 1966
ARTHUR CLYDE PAINTER
            Arthur Clyde Painter, 76, of Luray, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 1966, at his home. He had been in failing health for several years.
            The son of the late Abram and Flora Roseola Painter, he was born on September 23, 1889, in Stanley. Prior to his illness and death, he was an employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. He was a member of the Newport Brethren Church.
            On August 22, 1903, he was united in marriage with Laura Wilson, who survives, along with four children: two sons, Willard H. and Winston E., both of Luray; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Knighting and Mrs. Ellen Good, also of Luray. Also surviving are three brothers, George and Russell, of Charles Town, and Con W., of Stanley; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Painter and Mrs. Maggie P. Good, of Stanley. Eight grandchildren are also living. One son, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
            The funeral for Mr. Painter will be conducted by the Reverends Glen Landes and Alfred Comer on Saturday, January 8, at 11 a.m., at the Newport Brethern Church. Interment will take place in the Stanley Adventist Cemetery.                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Jan 1965
MRS. BESSIE LENA PAINTER Dies
            Mrs. Bessie Lena Painter, 76, died suddenly at her home on Euclid Avenue, Charles Town, West Virginia, on Tuesday, January 19.
            Funeral services were conducted on Friday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m., from Ausbury Methodist Church in Charlestown, West Virginia, with the Rev. J. Lee Williams officiating. Interment was in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.
            Born November 30, 1888, in Shenandoah County, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Ezra and Delilah Bowers Fadeley. She was a member of the Ausbury Methodist Church in Charles Town for over 50 years.
            She is survived by her husband, George W. Painter, three daughters, Mrs. Edith Lloyd and Mrs. Dorothy Peer, of Charles Town and Mrs. Louise Cuddy, of Alexandria; three sons, George A. Painter, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Alden and Ermine F. Painter, both of Charles Town, 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Fadeley, of Ranson, West Virginia.                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Nov 1966
CLAUDE E. PAINTER
            Claude Eugene Painter, of Stanley, departed from life at 12:45 p.m. Monday, October 31, 1966, at Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for four days. He had been in failing health for the past eight months. He was 47 years of age.
            Mr. Painter was born on March 19, 1919, to the union of the late John W. and Gernie Lowery Painter. He formerly served as police chief at Stanley. His previous occupation before his illness was an auto mechanic. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            His wife, the former Joyce M. Bosley Jenkins, whom he married on March 28, 1966, survives.
            Also surviving by previous marriages are one son, John G., Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Nancy Comer, Front Royal, Mrs. Gloria Jean Broyles, Luray and Miss Claudia Sue Painter, Cincinnati; step children, Gary, Sherry, Jane and Jacqueline Jenkins, Earl Gordon and Linda Lou O’Neil, all of Stanley, and four grandchildren. Besides his children and wife, one brother, Luther R., lives in Stanley, another brother, John Paul, in Luray; his sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dovel, lives in Falls Church and Mrs. Neva Cubbage, Shady Side, Maryland. Two brothers are deceased.           
            Mr. Painter’s funeral will be conducted (today) Thursday, at 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Christian Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. O.L. Martin will officiate.                                                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Jan 1965
Death of EDWARD L. PAINTER
            Edward L. Painter, of Vienna, died on Sunday, December 27, at his home of his son, Carl L. Painter, of Vienna. Mr. Painter had made his home with his son for the past several years.
            Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 29, at 2:30 p.m. from the Chapel of the Strider’s Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, West Virginia. Interment was in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.
            Mr. Painter was the son of the late William and Mary Catherine Middleton Painter, of Stanley.
            Prior to his wife’s death, he lived in Luray. After his retirement, he moved to Vienna. He was employed at the Blue Ridge Creamery. Mr. Painter had been in failing health for the past several years.
            He is survived by two sons, Carl L. Painter, of Vienna, Leo Painter, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Mitchell, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Mrs. Rita Smallwood, of Charles Town, W.Va., Mrs. Margaret Kain and Mrs. Ruby Manuel, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. One daughter, Lorraine Painter, preceded him in death. His wife, who was the former Mrs. Bessie Good, of Stanley, preceded him in death a number of years ago. He was the last surviving member of his family. Three brothers, William Painter, of Luray, Harim Painter, of Charles Town, W.Va., and Alfred Painter, of Harrisonburg; two sisters, Mrs. Freda Painter, of Stanley, and Mrs. I.L. Sarah Good, of Luray, preceded him in death.                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1967
ELVA MAE PAINTER
            Elva Mae Painter, 74, of Stanley, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 1967, at 4 p.m. at her home. She had been in failing health for several years.
            Funeral service were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Alma Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the Adventist Cemetery. Elder A.F. Sudduth officiated.
            Born on November 5, 1893, in Stanley, she was a daughter of the late David and Sarah Good Price. She was a member of the Alma Primitive Baptist Church. On September 10, 1910, she married Lester F. Painter, who died on October 27, 1945.
            Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Vada Hilliard, Mrs. Vera Lucas, Mrs. Stella Short and Mrs. Alena Couch, all of Stanley; 15 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. One son, two daughters and two sisters are deceased. 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Feb 1962***
FLOYD AVIS PAINTER Dies
            Floyd Avis Painter, 46, Virginia Oak Tannery employee, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at Stanley at 3:30 A.M. Friday, January 26th...
            A son of Arthur C. Painter and Laura Virginia Wilson Painter, he was born at Stanley on February 20, 1915. He was a member of the Newport Church of the Brethren.
            He was united in marriage with Mary Florence Painter, on August 10, 1936. Mrs. Painter survives him with two daughters, Miss Doris Virginia Painter of Washington, D.C. and Miss June Evelyn Painter a student at Page County High School. Two sisters, Mrs. Marshall (Ethel) Knighting and Mrs. Bobby (Ellen) Good of Luray; and two brothers, Willard H. Painter and Winston E. Painter of Luray, also survive him. Two sons are deceased.
            Last rites were conducted at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, Jan. 28 in the Newport Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Olin B. Landis and Rev. Kenneth Graff officiating. Interment was in the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Apr 1965
FREDDIE R. PAINTER Dies
            Freddie Roosevelt Painter, 60, of Stanley, died suddenly Monday, March 29, at 5:00 p.m., while on the job.
            Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) April 1, at 11:00 a.m. from Alma Primitive Baptist Church with Elder A.F. Sudduth officiating. Interment will be in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.
            Born December 22, 1904, in Stanley, he was a son of the late James and Bertie Price Painter. He was a member of the Alma Primitive Baptist Church.
            At the time of his death he was employed as a Carpenter-Night Guard at the Walled Lake Door Company.
            Mr. Painter was twice married. His first wife, the former Miss Julia May Good preceded him in death.
            He is survived by his second wife, the former Miss Allie Lee Good; one son, Thomas Lee Painter; one daughter, Gene Delores Painter; three grandchildren; one brother, Clement Painter; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Breeden, and Mrs. Beulah Seekford, all of Stanley. One sister preceded him in death.                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Jun 1964
GERALD F PAINTER Dies in W.Va.
            Gerald Franklin Painter, 48, of Charles Town, W.Va., died in the Charlestown General Hospital, Friday, May 22.
            Born November 6, 1916, in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Raymond Lee and Angie Fadely Painter. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
            Prior to his death, he was employed as first class lineman for the Potomac Light and Power Company.
            Mr. Painter was a member of the Moose and vetran of World War II where he served in the U.S. Air Force.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dolly Knighting Painter, three daughters, Melanie Leonra, Lillie Marlene and Malinda Arthelia Painter; and one son, Gerald Painter, Jr., all at home; two sisters, Mrs. J. Edward Mayoka, of Summit Point, and Mrs. Franklin (Ruth) Miller, of Charles Town, two brothers, Edgar Painter, of Harpers Ferry, and Francis A. Painter, of Hollywood, Florida.
            Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Charles Town Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Carlyle McDonald and Dr. Richard T. Scholl officiating. Interment was in the Edge Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by Post 71 of the American Legion.
            Gerald’s death is of interest to relatives and friends here due to the fact that his father, the late Raymond Lee Painter, was born and reared in Page County and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abram Painter.                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Aug 1968
GEORGE W. PAINTER
            A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 23, from the Charles Town Asbury Methodist Church for George Washington Painter, 84, of Charles Town, W.Va. He died July 20, in the Charles Town General Hospital, following an illness of five weeks.
            He was born in Page County Oct. 21, 1883 and was a son of the late Abram and Flora Rosa Painter. He was employed at the Powhatan Brass and Iron Works in Ranson for 59 years until his retirement two years ago.
            He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church and Builders class of the Church, also a member of the Knights of Pthias, the Odd Fellows, Modern era Woodmen of the World and the Charles Town Independent Fire Company.
            He was married to Miss Bessie Lena Fadely who preceded him in death in 1965.
            Surviving are three sons, George A. Painter of Hollywood, Fla., Alden A. and Ermine F. Painter of Charles Town; three daughters, Mrs. Edith Lloyd and Mrs. Dorothy Peer of Charles Town and Mrs. Louise Cuddy of Alexandria; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Russell Painter of Charles Town and Con W. Painter and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Painter and Mrs. Maggie Painter Good of Stanley. One son, James, is deceased.
            Burial was in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town with the Rev. J. Lee Williams and the Rev. Rosenberger officiating.                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Jun 1966
MRS. H.P. PAINTER
            Stella Virginia Painter died Tuesday, May 31, 1966, in Charles Town General Hospital following a lengthy illness.
            Born in Luray on August 2, 1888, she was a daughter of Newman and Sarah Offenbacker Cave. She was a member of the Luray Methodist Church.
            Her husband, H.P. Painter passed away in 1955. Surviving are two sons, Irving V. Hall and Frankie W. Hall, both of Kearneysville; six step-children, Mrs. Mary Stoneberger, Mrs. Virginia Downey and Mrs. Frances Klind, all of Stanley; Mrs. Matilda Merchant and Robert Painter, of Ranson, W.Va., and Randolph Painter, of Kearneysville; two grandchildren; three brothers, Frank, Fred and Everett, of Stanley.
            Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m., by the Rev. George Hunter at Melvin Strider Company Colonial Funeral Home, with burial in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg.                                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Jul 1964
HARVEY M. PAINTER Dies
            Harvey M. Painter, 83, of Stanley, died at the Page Memorial Hospital Monday, June 29, at 10:15 a.m. after being a patient in the hospital for one day. He had been in failing health for six weeks.
            Born June 10, 1881 in Stanley, he was the son of Peter C. and Mary E. Price Painter. He was a member of the Alma Primitive Baptist Church and was employed as a railroad section man. His wife, the former Della Lee Petefish, whom he married November 25, 1901 preceded him in death on October 31, 1955.
            He is survived by the following children: Leon M. Painter, of Aliquippa, Pa., Mrs. Linda Bradley, of Stanley, Gilber A. Painter, of Verbena, Robert L. Painter, of Stanley, Mrs. Jeanette Walters, of Bel Air, Md., and Harvey G. and J. Medford Painter, both of Stanley. Also surviving are twenty-three grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Freeze and Mrs. Mamie Comer, both of Stanley. Three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
            The body was moved to his late home Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
            A funeral service will be conducted at the Alma Primitive Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 2 (today), with the Elders Sudduth, Thompson and Redmond officiating. Burial will take place in the family cemetery.                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Oct 1963***
MRS. LOTTIE L. PAINTER Dies
            Mrs. Lottie Lee Painter, 83, of Stanley, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, October 17th, at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for one month. She had been in ill health for two years.
            Mrs. Painter was the daughter of the late Henry and Angeline Petefish Painter and was born in Stanley October 18, 1879. Her husband, Frank L. Painter, preceded her in death in 1951. She was a member of the Stanley S.D.A. Church.
            She is survived by two sons, Elvin L. Painter, of Stanley and Ermon C. Painter, of Front Royal; two daughters, Mrs. Edna M. Blosser, of Stanley and Mrs. Margaret Mayes, of Takoma Park, Md.; one brother, Elmer Petefish, of Stanley; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
            Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Stanley Adventist Church with the Rev. W.P. Schooley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Mar 1966
NOAH FRANKLIN PAINTER
            Mr. Noah Painter, of Luray, passed away Saturday, March 26, 1966, at 9 a.m., at the Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for only two weeks. He was 72 years of age.
            Noah Franklin Painter was born to the union of the late Charles W. Painter and Mary C. Mayes Painter on September 19, 1893 in Luray. He was a retired railroad mail clerk and a member of the Leaksville Christian Church.
            On June 17, 1927 he married the former Pearl Huffman. To this union were born two sons, Richard H., of Elkton, and Page F., of Ocracoke, N.C.
            Besides his wife and children he is survived by three brothers H. Sheldon, John W. and Raymond R., all of Luray; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Jenkins, also of Luray, and two grandchildren. Three sisters are deceased.
            The funeral for Mr. Painter was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, at the Leaksville Christian Church with burial in the Church cemetery. Reverends Norval Smith, Owen Preston and Elder A.F. Sudduth officiated.                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Apr 1966
SHELDON H. PAINTER
            Mr. Sheldon Painter, age 80, departed from life suddenly Friday, April 1, 1966, at 4:30 a.m., at his home on Route 1, Luray.
            Sheldon Howard Painter was born on August 21, 1885, in Luray to the marriage of Charles W. and Mary C. Mayes Painter, both deceased. Farming had been his occupation prior to his death.
            The former Effie Virginia Foster became his wife on December 8, 1907. She is still surviving along with four daughters, Mrs. Thompson (Clara) Kibler and Mrs. Charlie (Catherine) Dinges, both of Luray; Mrs. Ralph (Ruth) Foltz, Stanley, and Mrs. George (Doris) Hansbrough, Shenandoah; two sons, Lynn S. Painter, Virginia Beach and Earl F. Painter, Shenandoah. One sister, Mrs. Myrtle Jenkins, two brothers, John W. and Raymond R., all live in Luray; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, also survive their grandfather. One son, one brother and three sisters are deceased.
            Mr. Painter’s funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home by the Reverends Norval Smith and Robert Johnson. His body was lain to rest in the Leaksville Cemetery.                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Nov 1966
MRS. SHELDON H. PAINTER
            Mrs. Effie Virginia Foster Painter, 78, of Luray, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 1966, at 12:30 p.m. at the Deavers Nursing Home where she had been a patient for three months. She had been an invalid for five years.
            Born on September 10, 1888, in Luray, she was the daughter of the late Jacob G. and Virginia Sours Foster. She was a member of the Antioch Christian Church.
            On December 8, 1907 she was united in marriage with Sheldon H. Painter who died on April 1 of this year. To this marriage were born seven children, Lynn S., Va. Beach; Earl F., Shenandoah, Mrs. Thompson (Clara) Kibler, Mrs. Charlie (Catherine) Dinges, both of Luray; Mrs. Ralph (Ruth) Foltz, Stanley, and Mrs. George (Doris) Hansbrough, Shenandoah. Nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren are also living. One brother, Frank Foster lives in Manassas. One son is deceased.
            Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. O.L. Martin from the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Leaksville Cemetery (today) Thursday morning at 11 o’clock.                                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Mar 1961
THURMAN EDGAR PAINTER Dies
            Thurman Edgar Painter, 49, a mechanic for the Canteen Company in the Washington area, died at 1:00 a.m. Sunday, March 26th in the Arlington Hospital. Mr. Painter was a native of Stanley...
            Born at Stanley, Va. on July 10, 1911, he was a son of the late John W. Painter and Gernie E. Lowery Painter. He resided at 618 North Howard Street in Alexandria, Va.
            On July 30, 1931, he was united in marriage with Miss Geneva O. Painter, who survives him with one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Iona) P. Cave of Stanley and two sons, Thurman E. Painter of Alexandria, Va. and Leighton E. Painter of Baltimore, Md.
            Three brothers, Luther Painter and Claude E. Painter of Stanley and John Paul Painter of Luray, also survive him as do two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dovel of Arlington and Mrs. Neva W. Cubbage of College Park, Md.
            The Rev. J.W. Aleshire officiated at the last rites Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Beahms Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 May 1967
WILLIAM M. PAINTER
            Last rites for William M. Painter, 84, of Baltimore, Md., were conducted on Monday, May 15, at the Rosedale Funeral Home, with the Reverend William Fleming of the Hazelwood Baptist Church conducting the services. The burial was in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
            Mr. Painter was a son of the late George W. and Mary Ellen Wilson Painter, of Page County. He was born on August 21, 1882 at Newport, Page County, was educated in Page County schools and graduated from Bridgewater College. Shortly after graduation, he wenty to Baltimore, and made that city his home throughout the remaining years of his life.
            In 1917, he was married to the former Miss Rose Clark, of Baltimore, who survives him. Surviving daughters are Mrs. Vernon Stoecker, Mrs. Leonard Tirschman, Mrs. Harry Kistner, and Mrs. Charles Workman, of Baltimore. There are eleven surviving grandchildren. Two children died in infancy.
            The surviving sisters and brothers are Mrs. Lula F. Campbell, C.L. Painter and James F. Painter, of Luray; and Mrs. Mary Barham, of Winchester.                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jan 1965
JAMES HARVEY PENDERGAST Dies
            James Harvey Pendergast, 92, of Stanley, died Friday, January 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Fairfax County. He had been in failing health for several years.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 10, at 2:00 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. R. Lee King officiating. Interment was in St. Paul’s Cemetery.
            Born February 10, 1872, he was a son of the late John T. and Eliza Cave Pendergast, and the last surviving member of his family.
            Prior to his illness, Mr. Pendergast was employed as a painter and carpenter.
            His wife, the former Miss Luvenia Hockman, preceded him in death on August 6, 1950.                                                                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Dec 1963***
ELMER LEE PETEFISH Dies
            Elmer Lee Petefish, 73, a retired Norfolk and Western railroad employee, of Stanley, died suddenly at 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 16th, in the Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for one day...
            A son of the late James H. Petefish and Angeline Painter Peteifsh, he was born October 8. 1890 at Stanley. He was a lifelong resident of Page County and was an active member of the Stanley Methodist Church. He married the former Sina Kibler Good, who survives.
            Besides his widow, he is survived by one step-son, Troy L. Good, of Baltimore, Md., and one step-daughter, Mrs. Clay F. Holland, of Riverdale, Md. Two brothers and four sisters are deceased.
            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday (today) in the Stanley Methodist Church with the Rev. B.W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Graves Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Jul 1965
MRS. MINNIE PETEFISH Dies
            Mrs. Minnie Virginia Petefish, 80, of Stanley, died Thursday, July 15, 1965, at 2:45 p.m. at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for one week. Mrs. Petefish had been in failing health for several years.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 17, at 3 p.m., at the Stanley Methodist Church with the Reverends B.W. Johnson and Howard Smith officiating. Interment took place in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.
            Born July 31, 1884, in Stanley, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Caroline Purdham. She was a member of the Stanley Methodist Church.
            On November 22, 1902, she was united in marriage with Vernon Lee Petefish, who preceded her in death on October 22, 1948.

           

Mrs. Petefish is survived by two sons, Connard, of Stanley, and Paul, of Alexandria; five daughters, Mrs. Dorsy (Iva) Short, Mrs. Ivan (Katherine) Purdham, and Mrs. Charles (Annabelle) Campbell, all of Stanley; Mrs. Virgil (Pauline) Campbell, of Luray, and Mrs. Clyde (Martha) Griffith, of Clifton Forge. Also surviving is one brother, Clyde Aleshire, of Stanley; one sister, Mrs. Nora Petefish, of Rileyville, and twenty-five grandchildren. Two sons, five brothers and one sister are deceased.

 Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Jun 1969
MRS. DELLA PHILLIPS
            Mrs. Della Mae Phillips, 87, of Stanley, died 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10 at Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for four days. She had been in failing health for one year.
            Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church with the Elder James Curry and the Elder Mark Shanko officiating. Burial will be in the Adventist Cemetery.
            She was born Oct. 8, 1881 in Stanley and was the daughter of the late Henry and Ruth Breeden Painter.
            Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church.
            On Nov. 1, 1900 she married T. Everett Phillips who survives.
            Also surviving are one son, Ashton Phillips of Takoma Park, Md.; four daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Margaret) Painter, Mrs. Rufus (Meda) Redmond, Mrs. Carl (Katherine) Redmond and Mrs. Joseph (Angie) McDaniel, all of Stanley; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister are deceased.                             
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Sep 1965
Page County Native Dies In Washington       (MRS. ANNIE M. SHORT PIFER)
            Mrs. Annie M. Short Pifer, of 4651 Hillside Road, S.E., passed this life on August 7, 1965, after a long illness.
            She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Short, of Alma, where she was born and reared.
            She was a member of the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School for several years.
            Mrs. Pifer was a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 29 and the Maccabees.
            She was married to the late “Puden” Pifer who passed away 30 years ago.
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            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 10, 1965, from the Chambers Funeral Home with interment in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Her pastor, the Rev. Roy M. Bowers conducted the services. Her club, Maccabees, held graveside services.
            Surviving are two sons, Bernard and Ray Pifer and one brother, John S. Short, of Alma. Four grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren, also survive.                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 May 1963            SHENANDOAH SECTION
FRANK PLUM Dies in Portsmouth
            Frank Plum, 68, of Portsmouth, Virginia, a retired Navy Yard employee, died at his home early last Thursday morning, May 2nd following an illness of some time. He was a veteran of World War I and served in the Navy.
            Born in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late Walter F. and Ida Waistler Plum, and he spent his early life here.
            He was a member of the Baptist Church.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Austin Plum, four sons and five daughters, four half sisters and three half-brothers.
            Funeral services were conducted by his pastor at 3:30 Saturday afternoon from the Smellins Funeral Home. Burial took place at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Arlington National Cemetery.                                                                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Jun 1966
MRS. FRANK PLUM
            Mrs. Louise Austin Plum, 46, of Portsmouth, Va., widow of Frank Plum, died at 2 o’clock Sunday morning at the Portsmouth General Hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage she had suffered several hours before her admittance to the hospital.
            Born August 8, 1919 in Shenandoah, she was the daughter of the late George Vernon and Lula Viands Austin. She was a member of the Simonsdale Baptist Church.
            She was preceded in death by her husband in 1963.
            Mrs. Plum was well known in Shenandoah where she had many relatives and friends…
            She is survived by three sons, George W. Plum and Wayne Plum of Portsmouth and Tommy Plum, presently serving with the U.S. Army in Viet Nam, three daughters, Miss Shirley Plum, of New York City, Mrs. Patsy Bloom, of Portsmouth, and Miss Susie Plum, at home.
            …
            Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Robert L. Nair at 11 a.m. today in the Methodist Cemetery.                                                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Oct 1964
Last Rites for MISS MYRTLE I. PLUM
            Last rites for Miss Myrtle Irene Plum, 60, were held at 2:00 o’clock Friday afternoon in the chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home. The Rev. P.W. Fisher and the Rev. David Nakeville officiated… Burial took place in the Grove Hill E.U.B. Church Cemetery.
            Born May 18, 1904, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Delilah Kite Plum and was born in Shenandoah.
            She is survived by three brothers, Wiley Plum, Horace Plum, and John Plum, all of Shenandoah; three sister, Miss Virginia Plum, Mrs. Edith Mattingly, of Hyattsville, Maryland, and Mrs. Katherine Owens, of Washington, D.C.                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Mar 1961***
LARRY E. PRICE
            Larry Eugene Price, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Price, of Shenandoah, died Friday at 12:45 a.m. at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital after drinking kerosene early Thursday evening.
            Born November 22, 1958, he was the son of Earl J. Price Sr., and Mrs. Shely Jean Ramey Price of Shenandoah.
            Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Earl Jefferson Price Jr. and David Wayne Price, and a sister, Patricia Ann Price all at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Price of Shenandoah, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ramey, of Luray.
            The body  was removed from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ to lie in state until 2 o'clock when a funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Thomas E. Sutton... Burial took place in the Church Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 May 1962***
CECIL F. PRICE Dies Suddenly
            Cecil Franklin Price, 64, well-known Luray resident, died suddenly at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, April 29th, while visiting a friend at the Rockingham Poultry Plant at Alma...
            Death was attributed to a cardiac arrest...
            Born in Page County on January 2, 1896, he was a son of the late William Price and Rebecca Price. On December 22, 1928, he was united in marriage with Miss Leona May Knight, who survives him with five children, William Price, Jr., of Luray; Mrs. Esta May Breeden of Stanley; Alma Virginia Price, Kenneth Franklin Price and Ada Jean Price, all at home. One brother, Sammy Price, of Stanley, and one sister, Mrs. Cora Shoemaker of Aliquippa, Pa., also survive him.
            The Rev. William Rodeffer officiated at the last rites at eleven o'clock Wednesday morning May 2nd, in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Interment was in St. Luke's Lutheran Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 May 1962***
CHARLES PRICE Dies In Mo.
            Charles G. Price, a native of Page County, passed this life on Thursday, April 12th in the Missouri Methodist Hospital, St. Joseph, Missouri at the age of 87 years.
            Mr. Price was born February 26th, 1875, near Luray and was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Rinhart Price. He was the last survivor of a family of ten children.
            He was united in marriage with Emma Elizabeth Duncan of near Luray on June 18, 1896. They moved to Missouri in January, 1910 and he had lived and farmed there for about 50 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
            Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Paul Emerson of Forest City, Missouri and Mrs. William Yetter of Oregon, Missouri, two sons, Leonard at home and Elmer of Rosendale, Missouri; three granddaughters, Miss Annabel Emerson of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. J.M. Petty of Liberty, Mo. and Mrs. Delbert Vogel of St. Joseph, Mo. and five great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 15th at two o'clock by the Rev. Merrill Ferguson in the Pettijohn Funeral Home in Forest City. Interment was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, near Mound City, Mo.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Sep 1966
SAMUEL SYLVESTER PRICE
            Samuel Sylvester Price, 79, passed away at 1:15 p.m., on Monday, September 5, at the Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for only three days. Mr. Price had suffered failing health for the last three years. He had resided in Stanley.
            On December 25, 1886, in Page County, he was born to the union of the late William and Rebecca Price.
            He served as sales clerk in the Robinson’s Store in Stanley for a number of years.
            He was an active member of the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church.
            On December 29, 1909 he married the former Annie A. Painter, who survives.
            Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Paul R. Price, of Falls Church; Alfred F. Price, of Beltsville; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Duvall, of Douglasvill, Ga.; Mrs. Alma Goode, of Stanley; Mrs. Ella Pohle, of Takoma Park; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
            Last rites will be conducted (today) Thursday, Sept. 8, at 2:30 p.m. from the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church with the Eld. Clarence Schram in charge. Interment will be in the church cemetery.                                                                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Oct 1961***
MISS DAISY PRINTZ Dies at 75
            Miss Daisy Printz, 75, of Rileyville, died suddenly at 11:30 a.m. Monday, October 2nd at the Elon H. Good home, where she had resided...
            Miss Printz was born in Page County on May 15, 1886. For many years she made her home with the H. Jackson Good family and after their death she resided with Elon H. Good of Rileyville. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church.
            Miss Printz was never married and she leaves no surviving relatives.
            The Rev. Gordon Zirkle officiated at the last rites at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, October 4th in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Interment was in the Good family cemetery at Rileyville.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Mar 1963***
Death of WM A. PRINTZ
            William A. Printz, 66, a resident of Weyers Cave community for the past 36 years, and a native of Luray, passed away on Wednesday, March 27th, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Sunday. Mr. Printz had not been in good health for the past six years…
            Born in Luray, August 28, 1896 he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon Printz and spent his early life in Luray.
            On September 18, 1927, he was united in marriage with the former Miss Virginia Josephine Halterman and since that time Mr. and  Mrs. Printz made their home in Augusta County.
            He was a member of the Pleasant Grove E.U.B. Church of Weyers Cave and for the past 36 years, he was an employee of the DuPont Corporation.
            Besides his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Miller, of Route 2, Luray, and Mrs. Cora Jenkins of Stanley; and one brother, Clark Printz, of San Diego, California.
            Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Pleasant Grove E.U.B. Church of Weyers Cave, with his pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Fran, assisted by Rev. David F. Glovier conducting the service. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Feb 1963
Last Rites for WM. L. PRINTZ
            Last rites for William Luther Printz, 82, were held Friday, February 22nd, at 2:00 p.m. at the Leaksville Congregational Church with the Rev. Thomas Sutton officiating, assisted by the Rev. G.A. Phillips. Burial took place in the Leaksville Cemetery.
            …
            Mr. Printz, having acquired the Printz home place, spent his entire life in the Leaksville community. He was very actively engaged in farming until recent years and was very active in both political and social affairs.
            William L. Printz, the son of the late J. Abram and Elizabeth Sours Printz, was born in Page County on November 12, 1880. He was united in marriage with Miss Velva A. Jenkins on December 20, 1926.
            Mrs. Printz survives him with two children, Mrs. Lewis (Jean) Cloude of Luray, and J. Abram Printz, at home. Two grandchildren, Carol Ann and William L. Printz, and one brother, Arthur C. Printz, of Rileyville, also survive. Mr. Printz had three sisters and seven brothers, who preceded him in death.                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 March 1968
MRS. R.M. PRITCHETT
            Mrs. Florence Jeanette Pritchett, 89, of Shenandoah, died Sunday morning at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted Thursday after suffering a broken hip.
            Born January 7, 1879, at Shenandoah, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Croft Stanley. She was a member of the Harrisonburg Evangelical United Brethren Church.
            She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Pritchett April 26, 1961.
            In 1924 Mr. and Mrs. Pritchett moved to Harrisonburg and resided at 398 Elizabeth St. Mrs. Pritchett entered the Higgs Rest Home at Newport several months ago.
            She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Ransbottom of Harrisonbirg; one grandchildren,a nd two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Stella Bowers of Hagerstown, Md.; and two brothers, Rev. George Stanley and Herbeert A. Stanley, both of Shenandoah…                                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Jan 1960***
FREDERICK L. PURDHAM
            Frederick L. Purdham, 72, a veteran of World War I, died suddenly at the home of his nephew, Jesse Hoak, in the Woodland Park subdivision of Luray, at 8 a.m., Friday, January 15th...
            Mr. Purdham was a son of the late Martin Purdham and Lydia Knight Purdham. He was born at Stanley on August 17, 1887, and was a veteran of the first World War. He was united in marriage with Miss May I. Hoak, who preceded him in death on June 4, 1949.
            Mr. Purdham is survived by two brothers, Reese Purdham of Wilmington, Delaware, and James R. Purdham of Barboursville, Va. One sister is deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1967
HARRY LEO PURDHAM
            Harry Leo Purdham, age 59, was found dead at 4:30 p.m., Friday, December 8, 1967, at his home in Stanley.
            Last rites were conducted by Dr. M  Jackson White at the Stanley Baptist Church at 3 p.m., Sunday. His eternal resting place was in Graves Chapel Cemetery.
            Mr. Purdham was born on August 14, 1909, to the union of the late Jacob Gilbert and Elizabeth Gray Purdham. He was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church and had been employed as a carpenter.
            Ruby I. Mayes, whom he married on November 17, 1936, is surviving, along with one son, Thomas A. Purdham, of V.P.I.; two daughters, Mrs. Janet Gander, of Luray, and Mrs. Judy Collins, of Alexandria; one brother, Claude Purdham, of Brunswick, Md.; three sisters, Mrs. Marvin Kibler, of Luray, Mrs. Florine Mills, of Alexandria, and Mrs. Elva Cook, of Falls Church. Three grandchildren survive their grandfather. One brother preceded him in death.                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Jul 1966
HOMER V. PURDHAM
            Homer Virvm Purdham, 47, an auto mechanic, of Stanley, passed away at his home on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m., July 23, after being in failing health for the past three years.
            On December 21, 1918, he was born in Stanley, the son of the late John Samuel Purdham and Florence Mamie Wilson Purdham, who survives. He was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church. He was married to the former Beatrice Mae Higgs who survives.
            Besides his mother and wife he is survived by two sons, Wayne Purdham, of Missouri and Jerry Purdham, of Pennsylvania; three daughters, Mrs. Clara M. Lucas, Mrs. Judy Comer and Mrs. Bonnie Merica, all of Shenandoah; two brothers, James F. Purdham, of Alexandria, and Isaac F. Purdham, of Stanley; and one sister, Mrs. Mildred E. Braun, of Baltimore. One half brother and one half sister preceded him in death.
            Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. William H. O’Neal in charge. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery.                                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Mar 1966
JAMES FRANKLIN PURDHAM
            James Franklin Purdham, 62, a retired laborer died suddenly early Sunday morning, March 20, 1966 of a heart attack at his home in Shenandoah. He had been in ill health several years.
            Born November 29, 1903, at Newport, he was the son of the late John W. and Eliza Campbell Purdham. He was a faithful member of the Newport United Church of Christ, and was the Chaplain of the Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Department.
            …
            There were few funerals in Page County during his lifetime that he had not attended and for many years he kept a list of them and often had them published in the Page News and Courier.
            He had helped to nurse many sick people…
            He was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar and Wesley Purdham.
            He is survived by a brother, Carvey Purdham, of Shenandoah, and a number of nieces and nephews.
            The body was moved from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to the Newport United Church of Christ where funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. by his pastor, the Rev. Norval Smith and the Rev. John W. Henderson… Burial took place in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Sep 1965
Page County Native Succumbs (MRS. LOUIS C. RECKLEIN)
            Mrs. Louis C. Recklein, of Baltimore, died on Wednesday, August 25, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The fomer Gladys M. Knight, Mrs. Recklein was the daughter of the late Fred and Annie B. Knight, of Stanley.
            Her husband and two sons, Louis K. and Robert C. Recklein, survive. She was the sister of Evelyn Case, Myrtle Jenkins, Mattie Giewitz, William Knight, Pearl Rash, Edward Knight, Elwood Knight, Eva Jenkins, Beatrice Vyscocil, and Eugene Knight.
            Funeral services were held at the Burgee Funeral Home, in Baltimore, on August 28.                                                                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Mar 1960***
H.L. REDMOND Dies At Hospital
            Hubert Lester Redmond, 79, prominent citizen of Stanley and Page County, passed this life at 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 26th in the P.M. Hospital...
            Mr. Redmond was a retired Stanley merchant and a member of the Page County Republican Committee for more than half a century. Several years ago he received a letter from President Eisenhower congratulating him on his service as a member of the Page GOP Committee for 50 years... He was an active member of the Stanley Baptist Church and served on the Board of Deacons for a number of years.
            He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Vecie Painter, and the following children: Rufus and Carl Redmond, both of Stanley; Mrs. Evelyn McNamee and Mrs. Charlotte DelVecchio, both of Arlington; Mrs. Beatrice Rodgers of Fairfax; Mrs. Alda Garber of Luray and Mrs. Catherine Baker of Stanley. One sister, Mrs. Grace Walls of Milwaukee, Wisconsion, also survives.
            His pastor, the Rev. Frank Riley, and Rev. J.E. Tucker officiated at the last rites at two p.m. Monday February 29th in the Stanley Baptist Church. Burial was in the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Feb 1963
MRS. MINNIE RHINEHART Dies At 93
            Mrs. Minnie Rhinehart, 93, died at the Miller Nursing Home in Woodstock, Saturday, February 9. She had been a patient there since 1951.
            She was born in Page County, November 20, 1869 and was a daughter of the late Wesley and Mary Nicholas Cubbage.
            Her husband, A.J. Rhinehart died in 1948.
            Surviving are six grandchildren, Mrs. James Silvious of Luray, Mrs. Dorothy Garett, of York, Pa., Mrs. Evelyn Judd of Beltsville, Md., Mrs. Thelma Butler of Grace Valley, Calif., Franklin Campbell, of Stanley, and Wallace Campbell, of Luray. A number of nephews and nieces also survive.
            Funeral services was held on Tuesday, February 12 at 2 p.m. at Leaks Chapel Brethren Church near Stanley by the Rev. W.H. Rodeffer. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.                                                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Jun 1969
VERNON J. RHINEHART
            Vernon Jackson Rhinehart, 78, of Luray died 7:15 a.m., Sunday, June 1 at Blue Ridge Sanatorium, where he had been a patient two months. He had been in failing health several years.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday at the Newport United Church of Christ by the Rev. Thomas Sutton and the Rev. Alfred Comer. Burial was in the Painter Cemetery.
            Mr. Rhinehart was born June 14, 1890 at Stanley, and was a son of the late Frank J. and Rebecca Painter Rhinehart.
            He was a retired farmer and a member of Newport United Church of Christ.
            Betty L. Blosser, whom he married in December 1910, died Nov. 21, 1959.
            Surviving are one son, Elmer M. Rhinehart of Stanley; five daughters, Mrs. Iva Stroupe and Mrs. Mildred Strickler, both of Luray; Mrs. Ethel Jewell and Mrs. Betty Painter, both of Stanley and Mrs. Thelma Price of New Market; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Turner and Mrs. Mable Turner, both of Stanley; 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Three sons, three brothers and two sisters are deceased.                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Dec 1965
JOHN C. RICHARDS Dies At Age 84
            John C. Richards, 84, of Luray, departed this life on Saturday, December 11, 1965, at 6 p.m. in the Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for only two hours. Mr. Richards had suffered from a heart attack.
            He was born in Ida on December 12, 1881, and was the son of the late John W. and Dianna Young Richards.
            He was one of Luray’s oldest residents and of the Page counties well-known chair manufacturers. At the age of 14 he was taught how to make his first chair from his father. From there they moved to Luray settling on Mechanic Street where his factory was located. He and his sons worked together for a number of years in the factory known as the J.C. Richards and Sons Chair Factory.
            For a good many years he also carried on a small tourist trade over different parts of the country. He had his own trailer in which he traveled with his family from location to location.
            He was noted for his fine workmanship and excellent character. He was a man of quiet nature who seldom spoke an unkind word to his family.
            On July 3, 1912, he was united in marriage with the late Mittie F. Deavers who passed away May 31, 1945.
            He was the father of six children of whom all survive except one, Clarence, who died April 4, 1964.
            Two sons, Marvin W. and John Richards, both of Luray, three daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Mary) Baggarly, of Browntown, Mrs. Roy (Elsie) Sours, of Stanley, and Miss Dorothy Richards, of Luray, survive. One sister, Miss Ida M. Richards, of Martinsburg, also survives. Two brothers, three sisters and one son preceded him in death.
            Six grandchildren survive their grandfather.
            Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery. Rev. O.L. Martin officiated.                                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Aug 1963***
Death of THOMAS BENTON RICKARD
            Thomas Benton Rickard, aged 84 years, a local farmer and a member of the Rileyville Baptist Church, passed away on Fruday, August 2nd, at 2:30 p.m. after being a patient in the Page Memorial Hospital for only six hours...
            He was the son of Napp Rickard and Betty Smelser Rickard and was born on December 12th, 1878 at Rileyville.
            He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Deavers Rickard and two children, Forest Rickard, of Berryville and Clarence Rickard, of Rileyville. Also surviving are two brothers, Charles and David Rickard, both of Rileyville. Four brothers preceded him in death.
            Funeral services were conducted on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the Rileyville Brethren Church with Rev. Joseph Whitacre officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery...
Page News & Courier Thursday 4 Feb, 1965
MRS. SUDIE F. RYMAN Dies at 74
            Mrs. Sudie Frances Ryman, 74, Route 1, Woodstock, died Tuesday, January 19, at her home.
            Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 22, at 11:00 a.m., from the Valley Pike Church of the Brethren with the Reverends Lawrence Helsley and Robert Winkler officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
            Born January 1, 1891, in Luray, she was a daughter of the late Charles S. and Eva Foltz Huffman. She was a member of the Valley Pike Church of the Brethren.
            She is survived by her husband, Edward A. Ryman; a son, John Charles Ryman, of Woodstock; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Irene Bowers, of Woodstock, and Mrs. Eva Mary Cline, of Maurertown, and three grandchildren.
            Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Ella Strickler, and one brother, Vernon N. Huffman, both of Luray.                                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Sep 1965
FRED SEAL Departs This Life
            After being in failing health for several years, Mr. Fred Lee Seal departed from this life on Sunday, September 19, 1965, at 7:30 a.m. He had recently been a patient in the Page Memorial Hospital but was at the Luray Nursing Home when he died. He was 79 years old.
            Although Mr. Seal lived in Luray a large portion of his life he was born in Stanley on October 25, 1885. He was the son of the late Silas T. and Alice Decker Seal.
            Mr. Seal was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church and was also a retired farmer.
            He was united in marriage on January 25, 1917, with Lonnie Irene Taylor, who is still living. To this union came eight children, five of whom are deceased, Robert L. and Orley F. are at home; one daughter, Mrs. Sylvia M. Parsons lives in Columbus, Ohio. Two brothers and one sister are also deceased.
            The funeral services for Mr. Seal were conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment took place in the Evergreen Cemetery.                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Jul 1963
MRS. LUTHER HOWSEY SEAL
            Mrs. Florence Victoria Seal, 86, of Elkton passed away Thursday, June 27th.
            Mrs. Seal, a native of Page County, was born July 3, 1876, the daughter of B.F. and Lucy Gordon Meadows.
            Her husband, Luther Howsey Seal, preceded her in death on July 18th, 1943.
            She is survived by one daughter, Miss Wevvy Seal, one son, Benjamin C. Seal, one brother, William F. Meadows, one sister, Mrs. Annie Flick and nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 29th, at 2:00 o’clock in the Furnace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Hugh Harris officiating. Interment was in the Elk Run Cemetery.                                                                                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jul 1965
Stanley Native Dies in Delaware (WILLIAM FRANKLIN SEAL)
            William Franklin Seal, 76, of Seaford, Delaware, died Tuesday, June 29, at 8:15 a.m., at Governor Bacon Center, in Delaware City, Delaware. Mr. Seal had been in failing health for several years.
            Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Christian Church near Stanley with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
            Born September 26, 1888 in Stanley, he was a son of the late Silas T. and Alice Decker Seal. Prior top his death he was employed as a sawmill worker.
            His wife, the former Miss Dorothy Weakley, preceded him in death.
            Mr. Seal is survived by two sons, Glen W., of Fredericksburg, and Alfred L., of Hughesville, Md.; one daughter, Mrs. Rita V. Bailey, of Goldsboro, Md., and one brother, Fred, of Luray. One brother and one sister are deceased.                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Feb 1969
WILLIAM O. SEAL
            William Otha Seal, 85, of Edinburg died Monday, Feb. 17, at Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Maurertown Brethren Church by the Rev. Dock Shank. Burial will be in Maurertown Cemetery.
            Mr. Seal was born May 25, 1883 in Page County and was a son of the late William Edward and Nannie Presgraves Seal. He was a member of Maurertown Brethren Church.
            His wife, the former Lula Henry, died in 1943.
            Surviving are three sons, Otis L. and John W. Seal, both of Woodstock and Davis L. Seal of Edinburg, five daughters, Mrs. E. Virginia Hollar of Edinburg, Mrs. Bessie S. Hollingsworth of Woodstock, Mrs. Muriel S. Bowers and Mrs. Erma S. Fisher, both of Maurertown and Mrs. Jean S. Rolph of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Kendall and Mrs. Lula Kendall, both of Front Royal, and Mrs. Susie Lucas, of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Virgil Seal of Edinburg, and Carl Seal of Maurertown, 26 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 January, 1964
Death of  MRS. ANNA SEEKFORD
            Mrs. Anna Nora Seekford, 70, wife of Grover M. Seekford, of Luray, died Monday morning, January 6th, at the Page Memorial Hospital.
            She was the daughter of Sam and Pamela Turner Shomo and was born December 4th, 1893, at Newport. She was a member of the Newport Christian Church.
            Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three sons, W. Theodore, Archie R. and George W. Seekford, all of Luray; a daughter, Mrs. James (Betty) Grogg, of Luray, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
            Also surviving are two brothers, Sam and Jim Shomo, of Shenandoah, and two sisters, Mrs. Lilly Lucas, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Rachel Good, of Luray, Two brothers and three sisters are deceased.
            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 8th in the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Sutton and Pastor E.W. Bradley officiating. Burial was in the Alma Lutheran Cemetery.                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jun 1968***
JAMES R. SEEKFORD
            James Raymond Seekford, 67, of Rt. 1, Stanley, died Friday, June 7, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital...
            He was born in Stamley in 1901 and was the son of the late William and Emma Higgs Seekford.
            He was employed at the Walled Lake Door Company in Stanley.
            Mr. Seekford was twice married. His first wife, Mrs. Flora Price, preceded him in death in 1939. His second wife, the former Miss Marie Weaver, survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Charles Nutty of Grottoes; Mrs. Charles Corder of Stanley and Mrs. Janet McAllister of Shenandoah; six sons, Alfred Seekford, Charles Seekford and James Seekford Jr. all of Florida; Isaac Seekford of Harrisonburg; Leonard Seekford of Port Republic and Roy Seekford who is serving in Thailand with the U.S. Army; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Willie Smith of Shenandoah and a brother, Lee Seekford of Stanley.
            Funeral services were conducted Monday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Alma, with the Rev. M.P. Lane Jr. officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Aug 1968
MRS. VIOLA SEEKFORD
            Mrs. Viola Holmes Seekford, 75, a native of Page County who was a teacher in the District of Columbia schools in the District of Columbia schools for many years, died after a long illness Monday, July 22, at Potomac Valley Nursing Home in Rockville, Md.
            The funeral was held Friday, July 26, at the S.H. Hines Co. Funeral Home. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington.
            Mrs. Seekford was the widow of Benjamin H. Seekford, who formerly was an Old School Baptist preacher in Page County.
            She is survived by a son, Dr. Page H. Seekford of Charleston, W.Va.                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jun 1961***
PAGE SHENK Dies Of Heart Attack
            Page L. Shenk, 57, popular motel and restaurant operator of the Pumpkin Hill section, died Monday of this week at the Page Memorial Hospital following a severe heart attack...
            Last rites were held at the Bradley Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with interment in the Beahm's Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. J. Glenn Boliek of Washington, D.C. and Rev. O.L. Martin, of the Luray Christian Church, officiating.
            ...
            contributed in making Brookside Motel and Restaurant a popular rendezvous for Page County people.
            Mr. Shenk was one of the prime supporters of the new Page Memorial Hospital and he served on its Board of Trustees for 11 years his term expiring on January 1st...
            He was a stalwart worker for the Democratic Party... for years was a leader in Red Cross work.
            Page Leroy Shenk was born July 17, 1903 in Page County, the son of Thomas and Anna Belle Batman Shenk, deceased. He lived in the area of his birth all his life and attended the Page County schools. He married Miss Ollie May Martin, June 17, 1937, who survives him. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Immediate relatives are Bergie M. Shenk, of Luray; Otis G. Shenk, of Camden, N.J., and Mrs. Mary Judd, of Luray...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Apr 1963***
MRS. VERNON SHENK Dies
            Mrs. Polly Ann Shenk, 62, passed away Wednesday, April 17th, in the Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for one week...
            She was a member of the Rocky Branch Baptist Church.
            Born July 13, 1900 in Culpeper County, the daughter of the late Jacob B. Smith and Lona B. Jewell Smith.
            She was united in marriage, May 20, 1917 with Vernon F. Shenk, who survives her. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wallace (Ruth) Judd, Luray and Mrs. Leonard (Gladys) Wright, Winchester. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Ruth Jewell and one brother, Benton Smith, both of Luray. One brother, Ernest, is deceased. Also surviving are the following grandchildren: Jacob F. Mooreland, Vernon Wright and Ruth Ann Wright. Two great grandchildren also survive.
            Funeral services will be held at the Bradley Funeral Home Friday April, 19th, at 4:00 p.m., with Rev. John Bradley and Rev. Edwin Bradley officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Feb 1969
N.J. SHIFFLETT
            Numan J. Shifflett, 60, of Elkton, died Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.
            Funeral services were conducted at the Rest Haven Funeral Chapel Sunday with the Rev. W.F. Zimmerman officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery.
            He was a prominent turkey grower and proprietor of the Rose Hill farms. His farms were a popular site for school field trips and nearly 1,000 school pupils visited the Rose Hill annually.
            Born in Elkton, he was the son of the late Emory Joshua and Nettie Irene Sullivan Shifflett. He was a member of the United Methodist Church at State Line, Pa. and the Maryland Farm Bureau.
            Surviving are his wife, Laura E. Murray Shifflett, five daughters, Mrs. Delores Campbell of Sykesville, Md., Mrs. Sandra Swope, Mrs. Patricia Mills, Mrs. Judtih Carbaugh, and Mrs. Melinda Tolley, all of Williamsport; a son, Newman, serving with the Air Force in Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Murray, of Hagerstown and Mrs. Virginia Murray of Rockville; four brothers, John and Cleatus of Hagerstown, Roy of Wheaton and Cecil of Berkeley Springs. W.Va.                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Mar 1961***
MRS. AMANDA SHORT Dies
            Friends and relatives here were saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Amanda Smith Short, widow of the late Luin Short, of Charlottesville. Mrs. Short died Thursday, March 23rd at the home of her daughter in Charlottesville.
            Mrs. Short, who would have celebrated her ninety-first birthday in April, was a daughter of the late Abram Smith and Susan Aleshire Smith. She was born, reared and spent her early married years in Page, moving to Gordonsville about fifty years ago and later to Charlottesville.
            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Julia Carson of Charlottesville and Mrs. Ruth Moris of Newport News; three sons, Raymond Short and Scott Short of Charlottesville and Clark Short of Keswick; a sister, Mrs. Bettie Kibler; twelve grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
            Preceding her in death were a son, George Short, a daughter, Mrs. Susan Spencer, two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Kibler of Luray and Mrs. Emma Silvious of Quicksburg and four brothers, Thomas Smith of Egypt Bend, Page County; William and Charles Smith of Shenandoah County and Isaac Smith of Martinsburg, W.Va.
            Funeral services were held at the Hill and Irving Funeral Home in Charlottesville at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, March 26th., with burial in Monticello Memorial Park...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Jun 1965
ASHBY RICHARD SHORT Dies at 79
            Ashby Richard Short, 79, died Friday, May 28, 1965, at 5:10 p.m. at his home on Route 2 in Stanley. Mr. Short had been in ill health for the past year.
            Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 1, at 2 p.m. from the Adventist Church with Elder Paul Schooley officiating. Interment was in the Adventist Cemetery.
            Born March 22, 1886 in Stanley he was a son of the late John and Virginia Painter Short. He was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church.
            He had formerly been employed as a general laborer.
            Mr. Short was twice married. Both his first wife, the former Miss Bertha Blosser, and his second wife, the former Miss Annie Blosser, preceded him in death.
            He is survived by eight sons, Earl Short, of Federalsburg, Maryland; Russell and Mitchell Short, of Baltimore, Maryland; Jack Short, of Hagerstown, Maryland; Fred Short, of California; Homer, Bennie and Page Short, of Stanley; two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Good, of Stanley, and Mrs. Mary Collins, of Florida; 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; one brother, Ed Short, of Stanley, and one sister, Mrs. Rose Higgs, of Stanley.
            One daughter preceded him in death.                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Dec 1965
Death of CHARLES FRANKLIN SHORT
            After being in failing health for several years Charles Franklin Short passed away at the age of 84. His death occurred at 7:45 a.m., Saturday, December 16, 1965, at his home in Stanley.
            He was born on June 23, 1881, in Stanley to the union of the late Franklin and Susan Burns Short. He was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church and a retired laborer of the railroad.
            He was married to the former Maggie M. Good, who died on February 28, 1939.
            Two sons, Harry F. and Charles W. Short live in Stanley; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Presgraves lives in Luray; three other daughters, Mrs. Beulah Dinges, Mrs. Nellie Purdham and Mrs. Mary Stillwell, live in Stanley, also. Seven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren are also surviving.
            Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, December 20, from the Stanley Baptist Church with the Rev. William H. O’Neal officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery.                                                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Jun 1961***
CLARK R. SHORT Dies in 63rd Year
            Clark Russell Short, 62, well known Alma farmer, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 30th in the University of Va. Hospital, Charlottesville after being in failing health for the past two months. Last rites will take place Friday afternoon.
            Born in the Alma section, near Stanley, on February 27, 1899 he was a son of Lewis M. Short and the late Bertie Campbell Short. He was a member of the Junior Order, United American Mechanics and also a member of the Assembly of God Hilliard's Chapel Church near Stanley. He was united in marriage with Miss Virgie Stroupe, who survives him with one son, Carroll W. Short and one granddaughter. His father, Lewis Short, two brothers, Carl Short of Shenandoah and Cecil Short of Manassas, Va. also survive him as do five sisters, Miss Carrie Short at home; Mrs. Kandas Hoffman of Williamsport, Md.; Mrs. Dorothy Judd of Shennadoah; Mrs. Edna Snegoski of Falls Church and Mrs. Mattie Batman of Stanley.
            Last rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at two o'clock in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. J.W. Aleshire and the Rev. J.W. Henderson officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Mar 1961***
GARLAND F. SHORT Dies Suddenly
            The sudden death of Garland Franklin Short, 53, a well-known Luray citizen... until Tuesday when he was rushed to the Page Memorial Hospital where he succumbed at five o'clock Tuesday afternoon, March 28th...
            Mr. Short was employed by the Virginia Department of Highways for 25 years... He was a devout member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church.
            Garland Franklin Short was born in Page County on January 16, 1908 and was a son of Mrs. Mollie Gochenour Short and the late Samuel Short. On June 16, 1936 he was united in marriage with Miss Reva Virginia Miller of Luray.
            In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Reva M. Short and four children, Maxwell Short of Winchester, Gerald, David and Susan Short, all at home. One brother, Ira Short of Alexandria, Va. and five sisters, Mrs. Iva Seal and Miss Elva Short of Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Della Rexrode of Alexandria, Va. and Mrs. Rita Hawkins and Miss Geneva E. Short of Luray, also survive him.
            The Rev. A. Hayne Boozer and the Rev. O.L. Martin will officiate at the funeral services at eleven o'clock Friday morning, March 31st in the Morning Star Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Dec 1960***
JOHN A. SHORT
            John Amos Short, 76, formerly of Stanley, Va., died at City Hospital, Baltimore, Md., at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, December 6th. Mr. Short was the son of the late John R. and Laura V. Painter Short of Stanley. He had resided in Baltimore for the past 15 years.
            He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Blosser Short.
            Surviving are five sons, Robert, Walter, Richard and Franklin Short, all of Baltimore, Md., and Ermon Short of Shenandoah; one daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Florine) Kelly of Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. John (Lillie) Houser and Mrs. Fred (Rosa) Higgs of Stanley; two brothers, Ashby Short of Baltimore, Md., and Edward Short of Stanley. Twelve grandchildren also survive.
            Funeral services were conducted from the John G. Connelly Funeral Home Friday, December 9th at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. J. Vernon Brooks officiating. Interment was in the Moreland Memorial Park...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Jan 1968
CHESTER C. SIGLER
            Chester Clinton Sigler, of North Court Street, Luray, died Saturday, Jan. 6, at 6 a.m., at his home. He was 86 years old and had been ill for several years.
            Funeral services were conducted by Elder H.F. Wakeman from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home on Monday. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
            Born in Illinois on August 20, 1881, he was a son of John W. and Mattie Cole Sigler, both deceased. He was a merchant and advertising salesman and worked with the Diamond Match Company for several years.
            Surviving are two sons, Clinton R. Sigler and James R. Sigler, both of Washington, D.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Rinney, of Takoma Park, Md. Mrs. Louise Rodgers, of Long Island, Mrs. Frances B. Sigler, of Washington, D.C.;  one sister, Mrs. Kate Jeffery, of Daytona Beach, Fla. His wife, the former Mary Alice Smeltzer, died on Jan. 5, 1943. Also deceased are five brothers and one sister.                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Jun 1967
JOHN F. SILVIOUS
            John Franklin Silvious, 91, of Route 3, Luray, died Saturday, June 17, in a Staunton Hospital.
            Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Henry Cemetery near Bixler’s Ferry, west of Luray.
            Mr. Silvious was born on March 8, 1876, in Shenandoah County. He was the son of the late Milton and Rebecca Silvious and was a farmer.
            His wife, the former Alberta Smith, preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, John Silvious, of Luray, and Isaac Silvious, of New Market; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Horn, of Mt. Jackson, and a sister, Mrs. Dora Hyden, of New Market. Two sons and three daughters are deceased.                                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Dec 1965           SHENANDOAH SECTION
MRS. WM. H. SLYE Dies In Hagerstown, Md.
            Mrs. Lula Josie Smith Slye, 92, of 833 Summit Avenue, Hagerstown, Md., widow of William H. Slye, died at Mt. Wilson State Hospital, Mt. Wilson, Md., Monday afternoon, December 13, 1965.
            Born in Shenandoah, May 1, 1873, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Sarah Smith. She had resided in Hagerstown for forty two years. Her early life was spent in Shenandoah…
            She was a member of the Pentecostal Church and was faithful and active until her health failed.
            …
            She is survived by two sons, Paul D. Slye and Simon H. Slye, both of Hagerstown; two daughters, Mrs. Maude J. Bell and Mrs. Mary E. Musey, both of Hagerstown; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Rest Haven Funeral Chapel with her pastor, the Rev. Gerald W. Teeter, officiating. Burial took place in the Rest Haven Cemetery.                                                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Apr 1961***
MRS. SUSIE SMELTZER
            Mrs. Susie Smeltzer, 77, of Clearbrook, Va., died at her home Saturday morning, April 8th, after a long illness. Mrs. Smeltzer was the widow of the late John D. Smeltzer and was a native of Page County.
            Born July 10, 1883 in Rileyville, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Annie Baker Deavers. She was a member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church.
            Mrs. Smeltzer is survived by seven children, Mrs. Maggie M. Dunlap, Turner Smeltzer and Jonah Smeltzer, all of Gore, Va.; Pete Smeltzer of Flint Hill; John Smeltzer of Gore, Va. Two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Miller and Mrs. Eliza Miller, both of Rileyville, also survive her as do 35 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon, April 11th in the Morning Star Lutheran Church with the Rev. Morris Cather officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Mar 1966
NEWTON C. SMITH
            Newton Casper Smith, 81, a retired plasterer of Shenandoah died at 9:30 Sunday evening at his home following an illness of several years.
            Born near Shenandoah September 3, 1884, he was the son of the late George W. and Mary Price Smith. He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ.
            Mr. Smith had spent his entire life in this section and worked with his father many years in the plastering business. His handiwork is found in many homes in and around Shenandoah…
            He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Grimsley Smith; three daughters, Miss Mary Smith, at home, Mrs. Wade (Nora) Dorrough, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Alfred (Velma) Keppler, of Chilecothe, Ohio; three sons, Noah F. Smith, of Shenandoah; Millard L. Smith, of Baltimore, Md., and Jennings N. Smith, of Elkton; seven grandchildren and one sister, Miss Lessie Smith, of Shenandoah.
            The body was moved from the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home to the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ at 1 p.m. Wednesday where a funeral service was conducted at 2 o’clock with his pastor, the Rev. Norval Smith officiating… Burial took place in the church cemetery.                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Mar 1967
MRS. WILLIAM SMITH
            Mrs. Maie C. Smith (nee Stoneberger), of Rileyville, died at 6 p.m., Thursday, February 23, at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been in failing health since November 1966. She was 67 years of age.
            She was born on December 14, 1899, in Rileyville, a daughter of the late Joseph Henry and Delie B. Nicholas Stoneberger.
            Mrs. Smith was a devout and longtime member of the Mountain View Seventh Day Adventist Church in Rileyville. She was a practical nurse.
            Surviving besides her husband William Smith, are three brothers, Osborne and Paul Stoneberger, of Rileyville, Amos Stoneberger, Takoma Park, Md. two sisters, Mrs. Clara Moore, Oldtown, Md., and Mrs. Dorothy Deavers, Linden, Va.; a number of nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery…                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Dec 1964***
Page Native Dies        (LUTHER W. SOUERS)
            Luther Walter Souers, 82, died Friday, December 4, at the home of his son, Wilmer Souers, of Charles Town, W.Va.
            Born October 31, 1882, in Stanley, he was a son of John Henry and Mark Sisk Souers, and had resided in Jefferson County for many years. He was a retired carpenter.
            He is survived by two sons, Wilmer Souers and Robert Souers, of Jefferson, Maryland; one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Gray, of Brighton, Michigan; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Miss Lottie Souers, and one brother, Fred Souers, both of Luray.
            Services were conducted Monday, December 7, from the Eackles Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, near Martinsburg.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jul 1960***
MRS. AMOS SOURS Dies
            Mrs. Mattie Ethel Sours, 77, wife of H. Amos Sours of Luray, passed away en route to the P.M. Hospital at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30th...
            A daughter of the late James F. Foltz and Mary S. Painter Foltz, she was born at Stanley on September 8, 1882. On January 29, 1903 she was united in marriage with H. Amos Sours, who survives her.
            Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Vella E. Montgomery of Merrifield, Va.; Mrs. Neva V. Housden and Mrs. Clara S. Foltz of Luray and Mrs. Vera M. Offenbacker of Silver Spring, Md.; three sons, Voyle A. Sours of Stanley; Clark E. Sours of Boyce, Va. and John W. Sours of Berryville, Va. and one brother, John A. Foltz of Luray. Twenty-one grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive her. One son, two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
            The Rev. E.J. Nottingham III, pastor of the Luray Methodist Church, officiated at the funeral services at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, July 2nd in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Sours Family Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Mar 1969
MRS. ARSULA SOURS, 96, Of Morning Star Dies
            Mrs. Arsula Frances Sours, 96, of Rt. 2, Luray, one of Page County’s oldest residents, died 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Philip W. Miller on Nine Ave. Luray. She had been in failing health several years.
            Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Morning Star Lutheran Church by the Rev. Russel J. Crouse. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Sours was born Sept. 22, 1872 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Jacob and Frannie Sours Griffith.
            She was the oldest continuous member of Morning Star Lutheran Church. Mrs. Sours was a registered midwife in the county for a number of years and delivered many babies in the Morning Star area. She was the last surviving member of her family.
            Thomas William Sours, whom she married Oct. 14, 1892, died Aug. 23, 1958.
            Surviving are one son, Jacob H. Sours, of Hagerstown, Md.; four daughters, Mrs. Viola Fox, Mrs. Lottie Miller, Mrs. Mary Burner and Mrs. Regora Price, all of Luray; 20 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, one step grandchild, two step great grandchildren, and four step great great grandchildren. One son and one daughter are deceased.                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Mar 1963***
MARTIN L. SOURS Dies at 78
            Martin Luther Sours, 78, of Luray, passed away Saturday, March 23rd in a Staunton hospital after a lingering illness…
            Mr. Sours was born in Page County on March 29th, 1884, a son of the late William H. Sours and Arbelia Smith Sours. He was a retired Norfolk and Western Railroad employee.
            Mr. Sours was united in marriage with Miss Virgie Lee Painter, who preceded him in death on May 10th, 1958.
            Surviving him are two sons, Luther Ray Sours of Luray, and Roy Lee Sours of Stanley; two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Nauman of Luray, and Mrs. Irene Blosser of Weyers Cave, Va.; two brothers, Amos of Luray and Thomas of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 19 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren also survive.
            The body was removed to the home of his son, Luther Ray Sours Monday morning where it remained until Tuesday when it was taken to the Bradley Funeral Chapel where funeral services were held at eleven o’clock Tuesday morning with the Rev. M.P. Lane and Elder A.F. Sudduth officiating. Burial was in the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery.                                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Sep 1967
MRS. ELLA SOUTHARD
            Mrs. Ella Southard, 85, of Luray, passed away at 12:30 p.m., Monday, September 11, 1967, after being a patient in the Page Memorial Hospital for eight days. She had been ill for several years.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial took place in the Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, at Goldvien, Va.
            Ella Estelle Breeden was born on April 15, 1882, in Stanley, to the union of the late Phillip E. and Marguerite Courtney Breeden. She was a member of the Luray Christian Church.
            Her husband, Obanion Southard, died on August 7, 1956.
            Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Laura Heflin, of Catlett. Two brothers and two sisters are deceased.                                                                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday, May 30, 1963
JOHN T. SOUTHARD Dies At 85
            John Theodore Southard, a farmer near Stanley, died at the age of 85 Saturday, May 25th at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for one day. He had been in failing health for several years.
            Mr. Southard was born near Stanley October 12th, 1887. his parents were the late Henry Southard and Betty Gruber Southard. His wife, the former Lucy Aleshire, is deceased.
            He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lilly Wilson, of Stanley.
            Graveside services were conducted Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Graves Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Frank Riley officiated.                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Oct 1963
MARTIN R. STEPP Passes At 93
            Martin R. Stepp, 93, passed away Monday, September 30th, at 7:25 p.m. in the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Winchester.
            Mr. Stepp was born March 17, 1870 in East Point, Rockingham County, Virginia, the son of the late David and Marry Cathern Kyser Stepp.
            He was formerly employed by the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company in Shenandoah as a stone mason and blacksmith.
            Mr. Stepp was twice married. His first wife, Ella Rebecca Price, preceded him in death many years ago. To this marriage, there were three daughters, Elizabeth Minor, formerly of Shenandoah, Beatrice Nina Brenner, of Harrisonburg, and Mrs. John (Sylvia) Gray, of Williamsport, Md.
            His second wife, Mrs. Lucy Ann Wicks Stepp, of Boyce, survives him. To this marriage there were no children.
            Besides his second wife, he is survived by his daughters; one brother, Samuel T. Stepp, of Luray; seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Betty Smelser and the following brothers: Willie, Frank, Luther, Artie and Charlie Stepp, and all were from Page County.
            Funeral services were held on Wednesday of this week from the Enders Funeral Home in Berryville, Virginia, with burial in Berryville.                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Mar 1969
MRS. PAUL J. STEPP
            Mrs. Macie V. Steele Stepp, 57, of Shenandoah died Saturday at Rockingham Memorial Hospital following an illness of several years.
            She was born April 4, 1911, and was the daughter of Mrs. Ollie Robertson Steele and the later Grover Cleveland Steele.
            She was a graduate of Shenandoah High School and Roanoke National Business College. She worked at the Shenandoah Building and Supply Co. for 19 years.
            She was a member of the Shenandoah Baptist Church and the Women’s Missionary Union.
            Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Paul J. Stepp; two sons, Richard H. Stepp of Shenandoah, and Paul J. Stepp Jr. of Norfolk; one daughter, Mrs. Argie G. (Susan) Shifflett of Harrisonburg; three grandchildren and a brother Carter Steele of Washington, D.C.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday at the Shenandoah Baptist Church by the Rev. P. Hudson Nuckols. Burial took place in the EUB Cemetery.                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Apr 1966
SAMUEL T. STEPP
            Samuel Tilden Stepp, 89, of Rt. 1 Luray, a retired Norfolk and Western Railway employee, died Friday morning, April 15, at the Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for a week.
            Born December 13, 1876 at Edinburg, he was the son of the late David and Mary Keyser Stepp and had spent most of his life near Shenandoah. Since the death of his wife, Mrs. Annie V. Dovel Stepp in 1959, he had been residing at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray Painter, of Luray.
            …
            Mr. Stepp was the last surviving member of his family.
            Besides his daughter, Mrs. Ray (Lucille) Painter, of Luray, he is survived by two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock Sunday from the Chapel of the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah, with the Rev. John W. Henderson officiating… Burial took place in the Rest Haven Cemetery.                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1967
HYLAND L. STILLWELL
            Hyland L. Stillwell, of Stanley, departed from this life on Thursday, December 7, at 1 p.m., at the Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for one day. He had been in failing health for several years. He was 70 years of age.
            The funeral service was held Sunday, at 2 p.m. from the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Henry Jenkins. Interment took place in Graves Chapel Cemetery.
            Born on November 18, 1897 in Stanley, he was a son of James and Ella Mayes Stillwell, both deceased. He was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church. Mr. Stillwell was owner and operator of the Hawksbill Service Station and Restaurant.
            Mr. Stillwell was twice married, his first wife, Lizzie Breeden, died April 24, 1934; his second, Virginia Thomas, is still living.
            Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Carroll Stillwell, of Stanley, and Robert Stillwell, of Elkton; one daughter, Mrs. Rosalie Neff, of Elkton; two brothers, Harold Stillwell and Haskell Stillwell, both of Stanley, one sister, Mrs. Hazel Pence, of New Jersey, and six grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister are deceased.                                  
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Feb 1969
KIRBY A. STROLE
            Kirby Alfred Strole, 77, a retired Internal Revenue Department employee, died at his home in New Orleans, La. He had been ill for the past year.
            He was born Nov. 14, 1891 at Grove Hill and was the son of the late George Washington (son of Edward Strole) and Emma Hockman Strole. He moved to New Orleans 38 years ago.
            He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Grove Hill. He transferred his membership to St. Andrews Lutheran Church in New Orleans when he moved to that city.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zena Brown Strole and a brother, John Vernon Strole of Hagerstown, Md., and a number of relatives in Page County.
            A funeral service was conducted at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Grove Hill Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. M.P. Lane officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery.                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Jul 1965
(MRS. MAGGIE ELLEN STROOP)
            Mrs. Maggie Ellen Stroop, 78, widow of W.M. Stroop, resident of the Weyers Cave community, died at 7:52, Tuesday morning, July 6, 1965, at the R.M. Hospital, Harrisonburg.
            Born October 31, 1886, in Page County, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Sarah Price Good. She spent her early life in Page County. After her marriage to Mr. Stroop they made their home at Linville and Pleasant Valley, prior to moving to Weyers Cave.
            Her husband, a well known farmer, preceded her in death on July 26, 1949.
            Mrs. Stroop was a faithful member of the Bethany Methodist Church at Burketown and was a life member of the W.S.C.S. of the Church.
            She is survived by nine children, Garnett Stroop, of Bridgewater; Gilbert T. and Emmet C. of Harrisonburg; Floyd W., of Fishersville; Mrs. Melvin Kaump, of Detroit, Mich; Mrs. Johnnie Barr, of Verona, Mrs. Bevely Roller, Roy N. and Carson E., all of Weyers Cave. Five sisters, Mrs. Carrie Dinges, Mrs. Beulah Purdham and Mrs. Bernice Wilson, of Stanley; Mrs. Bertha Stroupe, of Luray and Mrs. Elizabeth Blosser, of Weyers Cave; twenty-one grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
            Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. (today) Thursday, from the Bethany Methodist Church, with her pastor, the Rev. Norman Compton officiating. Interment will be in the Naked Creek Cemetery.                                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Mar 1968
ARTHUR N. STROUPE
            Arthur Newton Stroupe, 81, of Stanley, a retired carpenter for the Pennsylvania Railroad, died Monday morning in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            He was born October 10, 1886, at Stanley and had spent his life in that area.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Polly Jenkins Stroupe, a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Offenbacker of Stanley; eight sons, Elwood Stroupe, of Fairfax; Frank Stroupe of Manassas; Roy Stroupe of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; Dennis Stroupe of Elkton, Rev. Calvin Stroupew of Shenandoah, Jesse, Robert and Kenneth Stroupe all of Stanley; twenty one grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. today at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home with the Rev. Alvin W. Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Jenkins Cemetery near Pine Grove.                                                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Jun 1966
MRS. JESSIE B. STULL
            Mrs. Jessie Belle Stull, 76, of Waynesboro, Pa., died at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 1966, at the Waynesboro Hospital. She was born in Luray and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chistly Nichols, and had lived most of her life in Waynesboro.
            For the past 12 years she had made her home with her son, A. Leo Stull, of Waynesboro.
            Besides her son, Leo, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harry Scott Sr., of Waynesboro; sons, Lloyd W. Stull, of Harrisburg, Pa.; Robert N. Stull, Alberquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter; a brother, Lewis Nichols, of Cross Keys, Pa.; a half-sister, Mrs. Dellie Wharton, of Winchester.
            Funeral services were held Sunday, May 29, at the Grove Funeral Home in Waynesboro, with the Rev. James H. Pearson officiating. Burial took place in the Harbaugh Cemetery.                                                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Jul 1965
THEODORE J. TAYLOR Dies
            Theodore Jefferson Taylor, 83, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 13, 1965, at 7:15 p.m. at Kings Daughter Hospital, where he had been a patient for four months.
            Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 16, at 1 p.m. at the Bethlehem Christian Church in Stanley, with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Church cemetery.
            Born April 9, 1882, in Page County, he was a son of Thorton and Frances Clift Taylor. He was a member of the Christian Church in Martinsburg.
            He was a retired employee of the Dunn Woolen Mills in Martinsburg.
            Mr. Taylor’s wife, the former Ella May Knight, preceded him in death on August 22, 1963.
            He is survived by six sons, Leonard, of Catonsburg, Md.; Basil and Nelson, of Baltimore, Md.; Elmer, Samuel and Allen, all of Martinsburg; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Young, of Baltimore; Mrs. Elva Tinsman, and Mrs. Catherine Medler, of Martinsburg and Mrs. Evelyn Kretzer, of Pottstown, Penna.; one sister, Mrs. Nora Mate, of Shenandoah. Forty-eight grandchildren and fifty-three great grandchildren also survive.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Aug 1963
MRS. THEODORE J. TAYLOR Dies
            Mrs. Ella May Taylor, 77, wife of Theodore J.Taylor of Martinsburg, West Virginia passed away Thursday, August 22nd, at the home of Mrs. Luther Aleshire in Stanley. Mrs. Taylor had been in ill health  for about four years.
            She was the daughter of the late John W. Knight and Ella Owens Knight and was born in Stanley September 2nd, 1885. She was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Young, of Baltimore, Maryland; Mrs. Elva Tinsman, of Martinsburg, West Virginia; Mrs. Evelyn Kretzer, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania; and Mrs. Catherine Medler of Martinsburg, West Virginia; six sons, Leonard Taylor, of Catonsville, Maryland, Basil and Nelson Taylor, of Baltimore, Maryland and Samuel, Allen and Elmer Taylor of Martinsburg, West Virginia; and two brothers, Brown and Harry Knight, of Stanley. Four children and two brothers are deceased.
            The last rites were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25th, in the Bethlehem Christian Church with the Rev. E.W. Bradley conducting the service. Burial was in the church cemetery.                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 May 1969
VELLA S. TAYLOR
            Vella S. Taylor, 77, of Stanley, died 9:40 a.m. Friday, May 9 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient one week. She had been in failing health several years.
            She was born Jan. 10, 1892 at Madison and was a daughter of the late Charles D. and Laura Nicholson Sisk. She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church.
            Charles T. Taylor, whom she married Oct. 19, 1912, died Dec. 16, 1962.
            Surviving are two sons, Glen and Lloyd, both of Rockville, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Daisy Weakley of Silver Spring, Md.; Mrs. Ethel Weakley of Wheaton, Md. and Mrs. Mae Rickard of Millville, W.Va.; two brothers, Charles B. Sisk of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Ather Sisk of Alexandria; one sister, Mrs. Daisy Nicholson of Madison; 18 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Two sisters are deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted Monday at Bethlehem Christian Church by the Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial was in the church cemetery.                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Feb 1964***
MRS. CARRIE A. THOMAS Dies At 84
            Mrs. Carrie Adline Thomas, 84, of Stanley, died at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, February 9th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Austin Thomas, in the Rocky Branch section...
            Mrs. Thomas, a daughter of the late John I. Cave and Mary Catherine Offenbacker Cave, was born February 5, 1880 in Madison County. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, the Rev. Joseph Thomas, preceded her in death October 25, 1949.
           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Feb 1969
MRS. SALENA M. TITLOW
            Mrs. Salena May Titlow, 89, of Stanley, died 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at her home. She had been in failing health three years.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John A. Naegele III. Burial was on the family cemetery.
            She was born Oct. 25, 1879 at Pine Grove and was a daughter of the late Thomas M. and Narcisse Cave Southard.
            She was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church.
            Noah F. Titlow, whom she married Dec. 16, 1941, died March 29, 1946.
            Surviving are one son, Lake W. Southard, of Monaca, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Clara) Dean and Mrs. Harry (Elsie) Gray, both of Stanley; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Feb 1967
GROVER C. TURNER
            Grover Cleveland Turner, 70, a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western shop at Shenandoah, was found dead near his home early Tuesday afternoon, February 21. Mr. Turner apparently died late Monday of natural causes.
            He was born June 11, 1888, in Rockingham County and was a son of William Franklin and Virginia Short Turner. He was a member of Oak Grove EUB Church near Shenandoah.
            His wife, the former Eula Samuels, died in December 1956.
            Surviving are three sisters, Misses Maggie and Ollie Turner and Mrs. Esma Gray, all of Shenandoah, and a number of nieces and nephews.
            The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. (today) Thursday, at Oak Grove EUB Church by the Rev. Kenneth Frank and the Rev. David Nankiville. Burial will be in George Comer Cemetery near the church.                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 May 1962***
MRS. N.A. VARNER Dies In 81st Year
            Mrs. Essie Virginia Varner, 80, well-known and highly respected resident of the Stony Man section of Page County, died en route to the Page Memorial Hospital at 12:40 a.m. Monday, April 30th...
            A daughter of the late Charles S. Huffman and Eva Ann Foltz Huffman, she was born in Page County on June 23, 1881. She was a devout member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren. On December 27, 1899 she was united in marriage with Newton A. Varner and the couple celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary last year.
            Mrs. Varner is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Hazel) Kemp, and one son, David N. Varner, of Luray. One brother, Vernon N. Huffman, of Luray; two sisters, Mrs. E.A. (Sudie) Ryman of Woodstock and Mrs. Ella Strickler of Luray; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive her.
            Her pastor, the Rev. Owen Preston, assisted by the Rev. Harold Freeman, officiated at the last rites at two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon in the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jun 1963***
STAIGE A. VIANDS Dies At 80
            Staige Arthur Viands, 80, a general laborer of Route 3, Luray, died Monday, June 2nd, in the Page Memorial Hospital...
            A son of the late John Viands and Mellie Lewis Viands, he was born April 1st, 1883 near Luray. Mr. Viands was a member of the Luray Methodist Church. He was twice married. His first wife Daisy L. Short, is deceased. Julia A. Short, his second wife, survives.
            Also surviving are the following children: Mrs. Helen V. Campbell and Mrs. Grace E. Pattison, of Baltimore, Md.; Earl Viands, of St. Francis, Kansas; Everett Viands, of San Francisco, California; Mrs. Hazel Ayres, James F. Viands and Robert L. Viands, all of Luray; Mrs. Gladys Kibler, of Capitol Heights, Md.; Bobby L. Viands, of Hyattsville, Md., and two step-children, Randolph Dovel of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Alma Stillwell, of Mr. Rainier, Md.
            Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home Wednesday, June 5th, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Louis Carson was the officiating minister. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Oct 1963***
JACOB A. WALKER Dies At Bentonville
            Jacob Albert Walker, 86, a native of Page County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Bly, in Bentonville, at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, October 20th...
            He was born June 6th, 1877 in Page County and was the son of the late Jacob and Rachael Walker. Mr. Walker was a member of the Pentecostal Church. His wife, the former Fannie S. Young preceded him in death.
            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Cora) Bly, of Bentonville, and Mrs. Joseph (Irene) Lentz, of Middletown; a son, Luther Walker, of Garden City, Michigan; three step-daughters, Mrs. Charles Finley, of Richmond, Ohio; Mrs. William Barton, of Aliquippa, Penna., and Mrs. Frances Dodson, of Browntown; and three step-sons, Robert Deavers, of Richmond, Ohio, Russell Deavers of Riverton and Isaac Deavers, of Luray.
            The Rev. Louis Carson conducted the funeral service in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Interment was in the the Rileyville Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Oct 1966
AMY WALLACE
            Amy Wallace, 79, died Saturday, October 15, 1966, at 5:45 p.m., at his home in Luray. Born in Botetourt County on June 1, 1887, he was the son of the late Alex and Cornetta Hall Wallace. He was a retired employee of the Virginia Oak Tannery.
            His wife, the former Lottie Mae Hurt, died on December 21, 1950.
            Surviving are six sons; Charles Teaford, Delaware, Md.; James, Bobby, Paul, Douglass, and Carroll, all of Luray; five daughters, Mrs. Harley Mabe, Mrs. Buck Earnhart, Miss Phyllis Wallace, Miss Peggy Wallace, all of Luray; Mrs. Charles Bowen, of Elkton, Md.; one brother, Jack, of Luray; one sister, Mrs. Martha Dayton, Burkeville. Three brothers and two sisters are deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen Cemetery Elder Kirby Shenk officiated.                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Apr 1963***
MRS. I. MAURICE WATERS Succumbs
            Mrs. Ethel May Waters, 72, passed away Wednesday, April 17th, at 4:00 a.m. in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital after being a patient there for one day. She had been in failing health for the past 27 years.
            Born January 16, 1891, in Luray, she was the daughter of the late Dr. David Moyer and Mary O. Batman Moyer.
            She was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church, Luray.
            She was united in marriage March 20, 1912 to I. Maurice Waters, who survives her with two children, Mrs. Allen (Reda) Rickard, Luray; and Mrs. Sewall (Delores) Fultz, Jr., Winchester. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Fleda Foster, Falling Water, W.Va.; and one brother, Woodrow E. Moyer, Luray. Two sisters are deceased. She is also survived by three grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 19th, at the Bradley Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. R. Lee King officiating. Burial will be in the Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Apr 1967
ELIZABETH A. WEAKLEY
            Mrs. Isaac N. Weakley, of Route 2, Stanley, passed away on Thursday morning, April 20, at 1:30 at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for only two days. Mrs. Weakley had been in ill health for 15 months.
            Born on March 14, 1884, she was a daughter of Samuel and Liza Cave Offenbacker, both deceased. She was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Pine Grove.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. George’s Church with burial in the family cemetery. Rev. James D. Smith officiated.
            Her husband, Isaac Newton Weakley died in 1949. Surviving are a son, Russell Weakley, of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Neulah Comer, of Stanley; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Nease and Mrs. Lila Meadows, both of Stanley; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Two brothers, one son and three sisters are deceased.                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Aug 1965
JULIUS R. WEAKLEY Deceased
            Julius R. Weakley, 88, of Route 2, Stanley, departed this life at 2 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 1965, at the Luray Nursing Home where he had been a patient for 17 months.
            Mr. Weakley was born on June 26, 1877, in Madison County, to the late Benjamin F. and Emily Seal Weakley.
            He is a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church of Stanley.
            He was a farmer until his health failed him.
            He was married to the former Annie H. Jenkins who passed away on February 14, 1965.
            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 1965, from the Bethlehem Christian Church with Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
            One daughter, Mrs. William (Myrtle) Sampson, of Stanley, and six sons, Arthur, Cletus, Reed, Gus, Lynn, and Burley Weakley, all of Silver Spring, Maryland, survive. One brother, Charlie Weakley, of  Cumberland, Maryland, and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Jarrell, of Orange, and Mrs. Annie Phillips, of The Plains; 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren also survive.                                                                                                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Feb 1960
MRS. ELLA ELIZA WEAVER Dies
            Mrs. Ella Eliza Weaver, 89, died Monday, February 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the Staunton Hospital. She had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Craig at 384 East Elizabeth St. in Harrisonburg, Va., for 23 years.
            Mrs. Weaver was the daughter of John Smelser and Eliza Nichols, both deceased, of Page County and was born on Feb. 18, 1870. She was married to the late James Weaver and was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
            She is survived by the following children, Mrs. Nellie Craig, Harrisonburg, Va., Mrs. Mary Wilburn, Harvey, Illinois, Luther Weaver, Rileyville, Va., and John Weaver, Edinburg, Va.  She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 82 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be held at the Bradley Funeral Home (today) Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Judson Baldwin officiating. Interment will be in the Weaver Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Apr 1965
Death of MRS. MARY E. WEAVER
            Mrs. Mary Elmer Weaver, 74, of Stanley, widow of Ira D. Weaver, died Sunday, April 25, 1965, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m., from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Stanley, with the Reverend John W. Henderson officiating. Interment was in the Church Cemetery.
            Born June 6, 1894, in Stanley, she was a daughter of the late David and Rebecca Rogers Painter.
            She is survived by two sons, Floyd and Charles Weaver, of Falls Church; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Blosser, of Luray, and Mrs. Marie Seekford, of Stanley; one brother, Russell Painter, of Stanley; one sister, Mrs. Edith Hilliard, of Stanley; 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.                                                                                   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Dec 1960***
SHENANDOAH SECTION
MRS. ELLA F. WEEKLY
            Mrs. Ella Florence Weekly, 92, widow of William Weekly, and a resident of the Mt. Zion Church Community, near Mt. Solon, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, December 11th, at the home of her son, Gordon L. Weekly...
            A daughter of the late Gordon Baugher and Nellie Shifflett Baugher, she was born June 3, 1868 at Swift Run, where she spent her early life. She later resided in the McGaheysville section, and for the past fifty five years lived in the Mt. Solon community. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church.
            She is survived by two children with whom she had been making her home, Gordon L. Weekly, of Mt. Solon, and Mrs. Ralph Guyer, of Mt. Crawford. She also leaves eleven grandchildren, and a number of great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. John H. (Rebecca) Comer and Mrs. Frank P. (Fannie) Comer, both of Shenandoah; Mrs. George (Anna) Baugher, of Elkyon, and Mrs. Harry (Lula) Osborne, of Pleasant Valley. Her husband, William Weekly, died March 21, 1921. Two sisters and four brothers also preceded her in death.
            Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday from the Mt. Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church, with her pastor, the Rev. Fred Edge officiating, assisted by the Rev. Carl V. Hinkle. Burial took place in the adjacent Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Nov 1968
MRS. EVERETT WILSON
            Mrs. Anna Bell Wilson, 78, of Fredericksburg and widow of Everett Wilson, formerly of Page County, died Friday, Nov. 15, at her home.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday at the Summerduck Baptist Church in Fauquier by the Rev. James W. Collison and Elder James E. Alderton. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Lillie Heflin, Mrs. Ruby Curtis and Mrs. Ida Jacobs, all of Fauquier, Mrs. Dorothy Sanborn, of Alexandria, Mrs. Maggie De Flippo of Prince William, Mrs. Pearl Manuel and Mrs. Mary Heard, both of Stafford and Mrs. Edna Mae Stables of Richmond; four sons, Adrian E. Wilson of Fauquier, Ralph R. Wilson of Alexandria and Thomas and William W. Wilson, both of Stafford; 49 grandchildren and 75 great grandchildren. One daughter is deceased.                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Oct 1965
GEORGE F. WILSON Passes Away
            George F. Wilson, 58, of Stanley, passed away at 1:40 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 1965, after spending ten days in the University of Virginia Hospital. He had been in ill health for the past six months.
            On November 17, 1906, he was born to the union of the late Ella B. Stoneberger and Charles S. Wilson.
            Prior to his death and illness, Mr. Wilson had been employed as a carpenter.
            His wife, Minnie Lee Good, whom he married on July 30, 1925, preceded him in death on May 10, 1965.
            Last rites took place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 1965, at the Hawksbill Primitive Baptist Church with the Elder A.F. Sudduth officiating. Interment took place in the family cemetery.
            Surviving are two sons, Maurice Wilson, of Luray, and George F. Wilson Jr., of Stanley; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel M. Gray, of Stanley and Miss Mary F. Wilson, at home. Four grandchildren and five sisters, Mrs. Laura Painter, Mrs. Florence Cave, and Mrs. Essie M. Good, of Stanley; Mrs. Lena B. Welch, of Winchester and Mrs. Edna M. Phillips, of Falls Church, also survive. Two sisters and two brothers are deceased.                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Jan 1966           
LILLIE MAE WILSON
            Mrs. Lillie Mae Wilson, of Stanley, died Friday, January 21, 1966, at 9:30 a.m., at the Page Memorial Hospital. She had been a patient for only one hour. She had been in failing health for several years. She was 85 years of age.
            Mrs. Wilson was born in Smithfield, W.Va., on May 15, 1879. Her parents, Henry and Betty Gruber Southard are both deceased.
            Her only survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Cora Richards, of Stanley, nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Her husband, Charles Wilson, and two brothers preceded her in death.
            The funeral for Mrs. Wilson was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday January 23, by the Rev. James D. Smith, from the Chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with burial in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                        
Page News & Courier Thursday 12 Dec 1968
MARY ELLA WILSON
            Mary Ella Wilson, 89, of Luray died 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient two days.
            A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. William Moon Jr. Burial will be in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.
            Mrs. Wilson was born Aug. 19, 1879 and was a daughter of the late William C. and Pamala Ann Smelser Wilson. She was a member of the Methodist faith.               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 May 1965
MRS. MINNIE LEE WILSON Succumbs
            Mrs. Minnie Lee Wilson, 57, of Stanley, died Monday, May 10, 1965, at 4 p.m., in Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for nine weeks. Mrs. Wilson had been in ill health for the past year.
            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m., from the Hawksbill Primitive Baptist Church with Elders A.F. Sudduth and Carlton Mason officiating. Interment will be in the Family Plot.
            Born August 14, 1908, in Stanley, she was a daughter of Mrs. Mattie S. Jenkins Good and the late Amos Good. She was a member of the Hawksbill Primitive Baptist Church.
            Besides her husband, George F. Wilson, whom she married on July 30, 1925, she is survived by two sons, Maurice Wilson, of Luray; George F. Wilson, Jr., of Stanley; and two daughters, Mrs. Hazel M. Gray, and Miss Mary F. Wilson, of Stanley; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Ivan Good and Kirby Good, of Stanley. Three brothers preceded her in death.                                                                                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Feb 1969
MRS. VIRGINIA F. WILSON
            Mrs. Virginia Florence Wilson, 86, of Luray died 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient three days. She had been in failing health four months.
            She was born Aug. 23, 1882 at Stanley and was a daughter of the late Phillip and Amanda Painter Foltz.
            She was a member of the Hawksbill Primitive Baptist Church.
            Her husband, Hubert V. Wilson, whom she married Dec. 18, 1902, died Dec. 12, 1961.
            Surviving are four sons, Kenneth M. and Warren H., both of Luray, H. Edward of Stanley and Vernon of Buena Vista; four daughters, Mrs. Roy (Lola) Bradley and Mrs. Ross (Pearl) Cave, both of Luray, Mrs. Floyd (Thelma) Housden and Mrs. Claude (Stella) Good both of Stanley; 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. One son is deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Charles Alderton, assisted by Elder Albert F. Sudduth. Burial was in the Adventist Cemetery at Stanley.                                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 May 1962***
JOHN W. WOOD Passes At 89
            John William Wood, 89, well known Rileyville resident, died unexpectedly at 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 14th at his home at Rileyville...
            A son of the late Benny Wood and Rebecca Roberts Wood, he was born in Page County on June 22, 1872. Mr. Wood was twice married. His first wife, the former Miss Susie L. Hill, is deceased. In 1919, he was married to Miss Pearl Hill, who survives him with the following children: Mrs. Ollie Wendell and Mrs. Ruth Clark, of Baltimore, Md.; Elsie Wood of Luray; Mrs. Wanda Kibler, William Wood and Emmett Wood of Rileyville. Three brothers, Raymond Wood, Ernest Wood and Buce Wood of Rileyville and one sister, Mrs. Rena Beylor of Elkton, also survive as do 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
            The funeral service was held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. Judson Baldwin officiating. Interment was in the Wood Family Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 May 1969
MRS. ROSIE BELLE WOOD
            Mrs. Rosie Belle Wood, 71, of Rileyville died 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient two days. She had been in failing health two months.
            She was born Jan. 30, 1898 in Madison County and was a daughter of the late Aldrich and Barbara Smith Nicholson. She was a member of the Rileyville Methodist Church.
            Harrison M. Wood, whom she married Aug. 2, 1921, died July 1, 1960.
            Surviving are three sons, C. Cecil and Roger, both of Rileyville, and Harrison Jr. of Luray; four daughters, Mrs. Judy Smith of Luray; Mrs. Barbara Bosley of Stanley; Mrs. Isabelle Sheeler of Charlottesville, and Mrs. Ruby Lamb of Newport News; two brothers, Jack and Roy Nicholson, both of Madison; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Alger of Rileyville and Mrs. Molly Johnson of Ranson, W.Va. and 22 grandchildren. One brother is deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Rileyville Baptist Church by the Rev. J. Blaine Blubaugh. Burial was in the Rileyville Cemetery.                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Jan 1966
CECIL H. WOODWARD Dies
            Cecil Hunter Woodward, 50, of 42 East Seventh Street, Frederick, Maryland, died suddenly Friday, December 24, 1965, as the result of a heart attack.
            He was a son of the late Daniel Miller Woodward and Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Hoak Woodward, of Feagaville. He was born in Luray and moved in his early life to Maryland with his family.
            He was employed by the Mehrle F. Wachter and Son Plumbing Firm, of Frederick.
            He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Lodge 1067, and the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 371.
            He leaves his mother, his wife, Mrs. Alta Watcher Woodward, two step-sons, Norman Stull and Fred Stull, of Frederick; three step-daughters, Mrs. George Angelberger, of Walkersville, Mrs. Donald Wolfe, of Hagerstown, and Mrs. Willard Brown, of Jefferson; a brother, David M. Woodward, of Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. Mehrle Shriner, of Thurmont, Mrs. J.M. Smallwood, of College Park, and Mrs. Charles E. Shorb, of Point of Rocks; 12 step-grandchildren, a step great-grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews.
            Last rites were conducted on Wednesday, December 29, from the Etchison Funeral Home with the Rev. Roland C. Hobbs, assistant pastor of Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment took place in the Mt. Oliver Cemetery.                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Feb 1965
Death of MRS. LILLIE C. YAGER
            Mrs. Lillie C. Yager, 81, of Stanley, died Monday, February 1, at 10:00 a.m. at the Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for one week.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m., at Bethlehem Church with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Interment was in the Church Cemetery.
            Born August 8, 1883, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Captolia Thomas Cave. She was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
            Her husband, John W. Yager, preceded her in death on December 22, 1956.
            She is survived by three sons, Walter Yager and Daniel Yager, of Stanley, and Julian Yager, of Wheaton, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Seal, of Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia; Mrs. Winona Gorman, of Stanley, and Mrs. Clara Henry, of Ranson, West Virginia; and one sister, Mrs. Josie Southard, of Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia.                                                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 May 1968
JACOB T. YOUNG
            Jacob Theodore Youmg, 94, of Stanley, died 11:15 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two days. He had been in failing health for several years.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Leake’s Chapel Church by the Rev. Curtis Coffman, the Rev. William Rodeffer and Elder Clarence Schram. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Young was born Sept. 21, 1873, and was a son of the late Martin L. and Lydia C. Foltz Young. He was a member of the Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethren.
            On Nov. 22, 1899, he married Laura B. Seekford, who died May 8, 1948.
            Surviving are four sons, Marion Young, Alvin Young and Rufus Young, all of Stanley, and Leonard Young of Baltimore, Md.; one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Hamil of Hagerstown, Md.; 17 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. One son, one brother and one sister are deceased.                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Apr 1963***
SIMON EDWARD YOUNG Dies at 71
            Simon Edward Young, 71, a farmer of the Rileyville section, died Sunday, April 14th at 7:40 a.m. in the Newton Baker Hospital in Martinsburg, West Virginia...
            A son of the late Anthony and Mary Richard Young, he was born March 25, 1892 in Madison County, Virginia. He was a veteran of World War I and belonged to the Pentecostal Church. On May 15th, 1917, he married the former Mamie Ida Bailey, who survives.
            Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Aubrey L. Young, of Rileyville, Edward C. Young, of Washington, D.C., and Sgt. Paul D. Young, of Manassas; seven daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Gissey, of Hollywood, Florida; Mrs. Golda Parker, of Palatka, Florida; Mrs. Ruth Henry, and Mrs. Jean Henry, of Bentonville; Mrs. Gladys Deavers, of Rileyville, and Mrs. Juanita Foster and Mrs. Thelma Foster, both of Flint Hill, Va. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Lansberry, of Riverton and Mrs. Rosa Lansberry, of Rileyville; one brother, William Young, of Rileyville, and thirty one grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 17th, at the Bradley Funeral Home. The Rev. John Henderson officiated. Interment was in the Rileyville Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jun 1963***
WM. A. YOUNG Dies At 78
           William Ambrose Young, age 78, of Rileyville, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, June 8th, in the Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for six weeks. He had been in failing health for one year.
           A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Anthony Young and Mary Richards Young.
           Mr. Young, a carpenter by trade, was a member of the Rileyville Brethren Church. He was never married.
           Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Sarah Lansberry, of Front Royal, and Mrs. Rosa Lansberry of Rileyville. Three sisters are three brothers are deceased.
           The last rites were conducted by the Rev. O.L. Martin in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11th. He was buried in the family cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Nov 1968
JOHN WESLEY YOWELL
            The funeral for John Wesley Yowell, 58, of Luray, was conducted Tuesday, Npv. 19 at the Clore Funeral Home in Culpeper by the Rev. Dott Bryan. Burial was in Etlan Church Cemetery at Etlan.
            Mr. Yowell died Sunday, Nov. 17, at Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient several weeks.
            He was born Aug. 31, 1912 in Madison County and was a son of John M. Yowell and the late Ella Yowell.
            Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Weakley Yowell, and a son, Wayne A. Yowell of Strasburg.