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PAGE NEWS & COURIER OBITUARIES 1970-1979, Part 2

Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Mar 1972***
CHARLES N. JENKINS
            Charles Newton Jenkins, 73, of Rt. 2, Stanley died at noon Monday, March 27, in Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for three weeks. He had been in failing health for several years.
            He was born in Page County April 12, 1898 and was the son of the late Phillip Jenkins and Lucy Thomas Jenkins.
            He was a retired farmer.
            Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Bethlehem Christian Church by the Rev. O.L. Martin and the Rev. Clarence Fink. Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery.                                                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Apr 1979***
MRS. CLARA JENKINS
            Mrs. Clara Lam Kling Jenkins, 64, of Rt. 2, Luray died Wednesday morning, March 28, at Page Memorial Hospital...
            She was born Sept. 24, 1914 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Hezikiah and Lucy Jenkins Lam.
            Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the Luray Pentecostal Church.
            She was married three times. Her first husband, Ralph Roy Kling died March 6, 1961; George Caplinger died Feb. 15, 1967, and Clyde L. Jenkins, survives.
            Also survived are five sons, Ralph Kling Jr. of York, Pa.; Albert Kilng of Luray; Curtiss, Jerry and David Kling, all of Stanley;a  daughter, Clara Belle Kling of Luray; two brothers, B.M. Lam of Manassas and Charles H. Lam of Baltimore, Md.; four sisters, Mrs. Gurney Watson and Mrs. Cindy Jarrells, both of Shenandoah; Mrs. Alva McDaniels of Elkton and Mrs. Addie Breeden of Stanley, and 12 grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday, March 31, at the Luray Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Jimmy Pittman and the Rev. John Sherfey. Burial was in Jollett Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Jan 1973***
MRS. CRETA JENKINS
            Mrs. Creta Mae Jenkins, 69, of Luray died 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at her home on East Main Street...
            She was born March 10, 1903 in West Virginia and was a daughter of the late Spener P. and Essie P. Strickler Rodgers.
            She was a member of the Luray Church of the Brethren.
            In December, 1920 she married Charles S. Jenkins, who died July 29, 1972.
            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Flanagan and Mrs. Glenrose Foster, both of Luray; three sisters, Mrs. Aileen Dofflemyer, Mrs. Naomi Housden and Mrs. Virginia Finter, all of Luray, and three grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Max Fisher. Burial was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Jul 1976
HUGH JENKINS
            Hugh Early Jenkins, 71, of Rt. 1, Luray died Friday afternoon, July 9, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health for several years.
            Mr. Jenkins was born March 6, 1905 in Rappahannock County and was a son of the late John Robert and Ada Dodson Jenkins.
            He was the Luray station agent for Continental Trailways and was a member of Lafayette Lodge 137 AF & AM.
            On May 3, 1941 he married the former Hattie Cave Stoneberger, who survives.
            Also surviving are two sons, Linwood B. Jenkins of Baltimore, Md., James W. Jenkins of Luray; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Katheryn Foltz of Manassas, and a step-son, Harold W. Stoneberger of Lillian, Ala.
            The funeral was conducted Monday, July 12, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. T.Y. Lovern Jr. and the Rev. Max Fisher. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Apr 1979***
MRS. MAUDE JENKINS
            Mrs. Maude Mae Jenkins, 90, of Stanley died Tuesday morning, April 3, at Page Memorial Hospital...
            She was born July 30, 1888 in Page County and was the daughter of the late Dee W. and Sarah Purdham Goodrich.
            Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church.
            On April 15, 1908, she married Burnett R. Jenkins, who died Jan. 27, 1978.
            Surviving are two sons, Harold B. Jenkins of Luray and Warren F. Jenkins of Takoma Park, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Elsie J. Pohle of Rockville, Md.; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
            The funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Bradley Funeral Home by Elder William Pohle and Elder David Anderson. Burial will be in the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Oct 1975***
MYRTLE JENKINS
            Mrs. Myrtle Lee Jenkins, 92, of Rt. 3, Luray died Wednesday night, Oct. 1, at her home.
            ...
            Mrs. Jenkins was born March 15, 1883 in Page County, and was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Mary C. Mayes Painter.
            She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church.
            On Nov. 12, 1905, she married James W. Jenkins, who died Dec. 5, 1952.
            Surviving are a son, Aubrey Jenkins of Hyattsville, Md.; a daughter, Miss Lillie May Jenkins of Luray; two brothers, Raymond and John Painter, both of Luray; a grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Leaksville Christian Church near Luray by the Rev. Thomas Sutton and Elder W.T. Daily. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Nov 1976
ROSCOE JENKINS
            Roscoe Jenkins, 55, died Nov. 7 in Rockville, Md.
            Mr. Jenkins was born Jan. 18, 1921 in Page County and was the son of the late Mamie and Walter Jenkins of Stanley.
            Surviving are his wife, Gladys K. Jenkins of Rockville, one son, Eddie, and two grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Otis and Harley Jenkins of Rockville, Md. and one sister, Mrs. Betty Keyser of Tarpon Springs, Fla.
            The funeral services were held at Tyson and Wheeler Funeral Home Nov. 10. Burial was in Rockville Memorial Garden, Rockville.                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Aug 1979***
MRS. MOTTIE E. JEWELL
            Mrs. Mottie Edith Jewell, 72, of Luray died Friday evening, July 27, at her home.
            She was born May 18, 1907 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Frank and Nettie Meadows.
            On Jan. 23, 1937, she married Virgil K. Jewell, who survives.
            Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Ray Virgil Jewell of Stanley and Ervin Caroll Jewell of Luray; a daughter, Mrs. Elberta Marie Kovalik of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Obie Meadows of Maryland and Fred Meadows of Stanley, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Offenbacker of Silver Spring, Md. and Mrs. Vallie Cave of Stanley.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday, July 30, at the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Dec 1974***
ALLIE L. JOBE
            Allie Lester Jobe, 81, of Rt. 1, Rileyville died Sunday evening, Dec. 22, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            He was born Oct. 8, 1893 in Page County and was a son of the late Samuel and Virinda Martin Jobe.
            Mr. Jobe was owner and operator of Springfield Grocery and Service Station.
            On July 28, 1920 he married the former Alma Cullers who survives.
            Also surviving are two sons, Glenwood Richard Jobe of Fairfax and Kenneth Lee Jobe of Rileyville; two daughters, Mrs. Christine Elizabeth Gibbs of White Post and Mrs. Juanita Maye Sedwick of Gainesville; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas Y. Lovern. Burial was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Feb 1971***
MRS. MAZIE JONES
            Mrs. Mazie Good Jones, 69, of Shenandoah died early Thursday morning, Jan. 28, at her home.
            She was born March 2, 1902 at Stanley and was a daughter of the late Ambrose and Ella Campbell Good.
            Mrs. Jones was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Shenandoah.
            Surviving are her husband, James H. Jones, whom she married May 9, 1962; a son, Martin Good of Luray; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Milton Good of Luray and Amos Good of Shenandoah and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Tutt and Mrs. Mabel Peyton, both of Luray.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. Daniel Johnson and the Rev. Mr. Wheeler. Burial was in Blainesville Cemetery near Luray...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Nov 1979***
MRS. REBA JUDD
            Mrs. Reba Nunn Judd, 85, of Luray died Saturday night, Nov. 3, at MontVue, where she had a resident 3 1/2 years...
            She was born April 27, 1894 in Page County and was a daughter of the late William Silas and Catherine Printz Nunn.
            On Nov. 24, 1915, she married Whitney Wilson Judd, who died Feb. 21, 1950.
            Mrs. Judd was educated in the public schools in Page County and taught at the old Rattleburg one-rooom school in 1913 and 1914.
            Mrs. Judd was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and St. Martha Guild.
            She was the last surviving member of her family.
            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. S. Gordon (Thelma) Fears of Luray and Mrs. H. Page (Doris Jean) Foltz of Stanley; four grandsons and four great-grandchildren. Two daughters and a son are deceased.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Nov. 6, at St. Mark Lutheran Church by the Rev. Ralph Hoffmeyer and the Rev. Eric Moehring. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Jun 1974***
DANIEL P. KIBLER
            Daniel Philip Kibler, 79, of Rt. 3, Luray died Sunday morning, June 23, at Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient six weeks. He had been in failing health two years.
            Mr. Kibler was born Jan. 21, 1895 in Page County and was a son of the late David A. and Carrie Ruffner Kibler.
            He was a farmer, a veteran of World War I and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and St. Marks Lutheran Church.
            On Sept. 1, 1917, he married the former Nina Keller, who survives.
            Also surviving are two sons, Daniel D. Kibler of Brookville, Pa. and Keller R. Kibler of Latrobe, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. June Waters of Luray and Mrs. Janice Waggy of Charlotte, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six brothers, Abram and Aaron Kibler, both of Luray, Jonah Kibler of Reistertown, Md., Luke Kibler of Front Royal and Paul and Matthew Kibler, both of Mt. Airy, Md., and four sisters, Mrs. Annie Herndo, Miss Dorothy Kibler and Mrs. Esther Shriver, all of Luray, and Mrs. Martha Reid of Reistertown, Md.
            The funeral was conducted Tuesday at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Russel Crouse. Burial was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Jul 1974
JAMES H. KIRTLEY
            James Henry Kirtley, 64, of Shenandoah died of an apparent heart attack Sunday morning June 30.
            Mr. Kirtley was born March 9, 1910 in Shenandoah and was a son of the late James Byrd and Lucy Eppard Kirtley.
            He was a carpenter and a member of Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Grimsley of Shenandoah; a son, Billy Kirtley, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Thompson of Shenandoah and Mrs. Barbara Shifflett of Elkton; a sister, Miss Helen Kirtley of Roanoke; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Virginia Gray, Mrs. Randol Duncan, Mrs. Dorothy Sutherland and Mrs. Nancy Sutherland, all of Shenandoah; two grandsons, and seven step-children.
            The funeral was conducted Tuesday at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral in Shenandoah by the Rev. Ralph Green and Rev. Hudson Nuckols. Burial was in the United Methodist Cemetery Shenandoah...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Nov 1974***
FLOYD KITE
            Floyd Seldon Kite, 76, of Bridgewater died Monday morning at Liberty House Nursing Home in Harrisonburg. Mr. Kite had been ill several years.
            He was born Nov. 11, 1896 at Grove Hill and was a son of the late David C. and Patricia Henderson Kite.
            He lived in Shenandoah until 1968, when he moved to Bridgewater.
            Mr. Kite retired in 1964 from the Norfolk and Western Railway as a car inspector. He was also area distributor of the Washington Post from 1937 until 1941.
            On Nov. 6, 1931, he married the former Annie Laurie Furry, who survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, David Poole Kite of Woodbridge; a brother, G. Jennings Kite of Luray, and a sister, Mrs. Walter Strole of Waynesboro.
            The funeral was conducted Wednesday at the W.L. Rosenberger Funeral Home in Bridgewater by the Rev. Francis L. Hunt and the Rev. Robert L. Morris. Burial was in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Bridgewater.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Jan 1972***
MRS. MAUDE KITE
            Mrs. Maude B. Kite, 86, died Friday, Dec. 17 in San Antonio, Tex., where she was living with her son-in-law and daughter.
            Mrs. Kite was born Feb. 17, 1885 in Page County and was a daughter of the late George T. and Catherine Sours Jones.
            Her husband, William R. Kite, predeceased her.
            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Ruby) Woodrum of Bismark, Ill. and Mrs. Leo (Inez) Ellis of San Antonio, Tex.; one son, Ray Kite of California; two sisters, Mrs. Effie B. Mauck of Luray and Mrs. Gusta Cave of Martinsburg, W.Va.
            Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 at Lanham Funeral Home in Danville, Ill. by the Rev. Robert Hackl. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, Ill.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Aug 1974***
BROWN KNIGHT
            Edwin (Brown) Lauck Knight, 78, of Stanley died Monday night, Aug. 26 at his home. He had been ill 10 years.
            Mr. Knight was born Aug. 9, 1896 in Page County and was a son of the late John William and Sally Taylor Knight.
            His wife, the former Edna May Wiles, died Oct. 4, 1973.
            Surviving are a brother, Harry Knight of Stanley, and four grandchildren.
            The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Bethlehem Christian Church by the Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial will be in Graves Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Oct 1978
MRS. CLARA KNIGHT
Mrs. Clara Mae Knight, 58, of Front Royal died Saturday, Oct. 21, at Warren Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 26, 1920 and was a daughter of Mrs. Frances Jenkins Nichols of Shenandoah and the late Lynwood Nichols.
Mrs. Knight was a member of the Front Royal Church of the Brethren.
Surviving, besides her mother, are her husband, James W. Knight of Front Royal; three sons, Ronnie Grove and Elwood Grove, both of Front Royal and Tommy Grove of Cedarville, a daughter, Mrs. Diana Wood of Front Royal, a brother, Elwood Nichols of Annandale; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Plum and Mrs. Katharine Comer, both of Shenandoah and Mrs. Doris Jean Raynes of McGaheysville, and three grandchildren.
A  funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Front Royal Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Herbert Alford. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal.                                                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Aug 1979***
MRS. LUCY B. KNIGHT
            Mrs. Lucy B. Knight, 89, of Rt. 3, Luray died Saturday, Aug. 25, at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient nine days.
            Mrs. Knight was born June 2, 1890 in Page County and was a daughter of the late David and Sarah Blosser.
            In 1905 she married John W. Knight, who died Nov. 28, 1954.
            She left 175 living direct descendents.
            The survivors include five sons, Jack Knight of Shenandoah, John W. and Jacob Knight, both of Luray; Robert Knight of Woodstock and David Knight of West Virginia; four daughters, Reda Foltz and Louise Nicholson, both of Luray; Agnes Taylor of Stanley and Bertha Thomas of Charles Town, W.Va.; 62 grandchildren; 89 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
            The funeral service was conducted Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. Roger Baker. Burial was in the Adventist Cemetery in Stanley.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jan 1976
 ELMER T. KNOTT
            Elmer Theodore Knott, 70, of Luray died Saturday evening, Dec. 27, at Page Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health several years.
            Mr. Knott was born June 15, 1905 in Luray and was a son of the late James E. and Maggie V. Wright Knott.
            On June 4, 1927 he married the former Rosa Catherine Judd, who died Oct. 20, 1961.
            Surviving are two sons, Theodore D. Knott of Maryland and Roger Lee Knott of Luray; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Ann Campbell of Stanley and Mrs. Kay Francis Thomas of Luray, and a brother, Edward Lee Knott of Luray.
            The funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Max Fisher. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.                       
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Feb 1978***
MRS. ROSIE KNOTT
            Mrs. Rosie Anna Knott, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 16, at Western State Hospital where she had been a patient for about a year.
            She was born April 21, 1886 at Rileyville and was a daughter of the late Andrew J. Beahm and Nancy Foster Beahm.
            In 1911 she married Wilbur J. Knott who died in 1921.
            Mrs. Knott was a member of the Rileyville Church of the Brethren.
            She is survived by two sons, Andrew J. Knott of Rileyville and Hoover Knott of Spotsylvania; two daughters, Virginia Baker of Culpeper and Mrs. Willie Mae Baker of Winchester; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
            A graveside service was conducted Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Field Crest Memorial Garden at Rixeyville by the Rev. Sidney Rodreagan.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Jan 1974***
ALDINE LAM
            Aldine W. Lam, 44, of Baltimore died Friday morning, Jan. 25 at the Public Health Hospital in Baltimore.
            Cause of death was not available.
            Mr. Lam was born April 16, 1929 in Page County and was a son of James E. and Ora Good Stoneberger.
            He was a brakeman for the Western Maryland Railroad.
            Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife, the former Marie Meadows; a brother, James H. Lam of Shenandoah, and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Eury, Mrs. Anna Eury and Mrs. Dewayne Grim, all of Brunswick, Md.
            The funeral was conducted Monday at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. Harold Lewis Coe. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 May 1972***
MRS. DRUCILLA LAM
            Mrs. Drucilla Eveline Lam, 82, of Rt. 3, Elkton died Thursday evening April 27, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            Mrs. Lam was born July 23, 1889 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Alexander and Julie Thomas Lam.
            Her husband, Burleigh J. Lam, died June, 1970.
            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rintha Morris of Elkton; two sons, Obie and Howard Lam, both of Elkton, and one brother, Rastus Lam of Stanley.
            The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon, April 30, at the Elkton Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Ennis Dean and the Rev. Johnny Hensley. Burial was in Jollett Hollow Cemetery.                                                                                                                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Feb 1976
ELMER LAM
            Elmer Isaac Lam, 74, of Rt. 1, Elkton died Saturday morning, Jan. 31, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            He was born June 27, 1901 in Page County, and was a son of the late James M. and Celester Samuels Lam.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Mamie Meadows; five daughters, Mrs. Dewey Meadows, Mrs. Robert E. Meadows, Mrs. Ray Meadows and Mrs. Billy St. Clair, all of Elkton, and Mrs. Ray Oliver of Baltimore; a son, Alvin Lam of McGaheysville; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Hammer and Mrs. Emma Breeden, both of Elkton; a brother, Eugene Lam of Falls Church; 22 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Monday, Feb. 2, at the Furnace United Methodist Church by the Rev. Johnny Hensley, the Rev. Michael Houff and the Rev. Kirk Powers. Burial was in Jollett Cemetery near Elkton.                                                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 May 1979***
MRS. ELSIE LAM
            Mrs. Elsie Blanche Lam, 82, of Luray, died Tuesday evening, May 8, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            Mrs. Lam was born June 24, 1896 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Joseph Edward and Carrie Cave Thomas.
            She was twice married. Her first husband, Benjamin F. Meadows, died Nov. 20, 1971. Her second husband, Canie Allen Lam, survives.
            Also surviving are two sons, Ray W. Meadows of Timberville and Joseph F. Meadows of Stanley; two daughters, Mrs. Onedia C. Lucas of Stanley and Mrs. Avesta J. Good of Cheverly, Md.; two brothers, Samuel Thomas and Jonah G. Thomas of Stanley; two sisters, Ora Inez Thomas of Luray and Bessie Jenkins of Stanley.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Stanley Independent Fellowship Church by the Rev. John Sherfey. Burial will be in the Thomas Cemetery at Tanner's Ridge.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Sep 1978***
MRS. VIRGIE LANG
            Mrs. Virgie Mae Lang, 61, of Rt. 2, Luray died Thursday, Sept. 14, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            Mrs. Lang was born Dec. 1, 1916 at Stanley and was a daughter of the late Thomas and Grace Blosser Short.
            Her husband, Randolph W. Lang, survives.
            Also surviving are five sons, Leo and Homer Davis and Randolph Lang Jr., all of Luray, and Tommy L. and Walter Davis, both of Stanley; five daughters, Virgie A. Price and Peggy J. Nelson, bothof Richmond, Linda Mae Smith of Louisa and Pauline M. Knott and Ruth A. Atkins, both of Luray; three brothers, Rufus Short of New York, Edward Short of Luray and Johnny Hawkins of Madison; two sisters, Pauline Short of Luray and Florence Snow of Stanley; 30 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. John S. Seal. Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery near Luray.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Mar 1972
GRANVILLE LONAS
            Granville Isaac Lonas, 70, of Mt. Jackson died Saturday afternoon, March 25, in Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.
            He was born Jan. 9, 1902 at Macanie and was a son of the late Horace Bejamin and Ettie Sager Lonas.
            Mr. Lonas was a member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church.
            Surviving are a wife, Lena Delawder Lonas; seven daughters, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Strawderman of Timberville, Mrs. Rosa Cubbage, Mrs. Frances Lucas, Mrs. Nancy Smelser and Mrs. Virginia Cubbage, all of Stanley, Mrs. Geralding Manuel of Mt. Jackson, Miss Susan Lonas of Edinburg; three sons, Ralph Lonas and John G. Lonas, both of Basye and Stanley Hope Lonas of Mt. Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Grace Shamburg of Basye; 31 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
            The funeral was conducted Tuesday morning, March 28, at Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church by the Rev. Karl Tangeman. Burial was in Mt. Hermon Cemetery. 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Apr 1971***
CHARLES T. LUCAS
            Charles Trenton Lucas, 75, of Shenandoah died 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the home of Mrs. Zula Dovel, where he had resided for the last six years...
            Mr. Lucas was born Nov. 30, 1895 in Page County and was a son of the late Richard and Regina Cubbage Lucas.
            He was a farmer and a member of the First Christian Church in Shenandoah.
            He is survived by a foster son, Frank Plum of Hampton.
            Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, at the Bradley Funeral Home with the Rev. O.L. Martin officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Mar 1974***
GEORGE LUCAS
            George William Lucas, 71, of Rt. 1, Stanley, died 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks. He had been in failing health several years.
            He was born March 28, 1902 in Page County and was a son of the late William and Viola McCoy Lucas.
            Mr. Lucas was a retired contractor and a member of Hilliards Chapel Assembly of God Church.
            On Aug. 22, 1920 he married the former Ora Cubbage, who survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Allen Lucas of Stanley; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Reva) Hite, and Mrs. Ausby (Frances) Bailey, both of Stanley; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Lucas and Fred Lucas, both of Stanley; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Cubbage of Stanley, Mrs. Myrtle Lucas of New Market.
            Funeral  services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at Hilliards Chapel Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.                                                     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Nov 1976
ISAAC N. LUCAS
            Isaac Newton Lucas, 77, of 305 Virginia Ave., Shenandoah died Monday afternoon at Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks.
            He was born June 19, 1899 in Page County and was a son of the late Martin V. and Mary Comer Lucas.
            Mr. Lucas was a retired Norfolk and Western Railway conductor with 47 years of service. He was a member of the Shenandoah Baptist Church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
            On Nov. 11, 1937, he married the former Iva B. Hilliard, who survives.
            Also surviving are one brother, Levi Lucas, of Edinburg, and one sister, Mrs. Zada Keyser of Stanley
            The funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 10, at Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home by the Rev. Hudson P. Nuckols. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Shenandoah.                                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Dec 1974***
MRS. MAGGIE LUCAS
            Mrs. Maggie Gedy Lucas, 89, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Wednesday, Nov. 27, at her home.
            She was born June 30, 1885 at Stanley and was a daughter of the late John and Sarah Nauman Leake.
            In 1906 she married Hunter Lucas, who died June 9, 1937.
            She is survived by two sons, Edward Oakley and Myron Preston Lucas, both of Pittsburg; three daughters, Mrs. Reva Virginia Housden and Mrs. Brownie Elizabeth Housden, both of Stanley, and Mrs. Maggie Mae Dovel of Shenandoah; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday at Leake's Chapel Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Andrew Laslo. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 May 1976
MRS. SUSIE LUCAS
            Mrs. Susie Virginia Lucas, 85, of Rt. 2, Edinburg died Wednesday night, April 28 at Shawnee Springs Nursing Home in Winchester.
            She was born March 15, 1891 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Edward and Nannie Presgraves Seal.
            Mrs. Lucas was a member of the Saumsville Christian Church.
            She was the widow of Ezra L. Lucas.
            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles F. Fravel of Mt. Jackson and Mrs. Charles Fuller of Mt. Rainer, Md.; three sons, Arthur L. Lucas of Woodstock, Alvin Lucas of Edinburg and Robert W. Lucas of Arlington; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Kendall of Front Royal; a brother, Virgil Seal of Edinburg; nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 6, at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock by the Rev. William Whitehurst Jr. Burial was in Saumsville Cemetery.   
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Aug 1974***
MRS. CARRIE MAY
            Mrs. Carrie S. May, 86, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 21 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for six days.
            Mrs. May was born Nov. 8, 1887 in Page County and was the daughter of the late Mack and Hester Nauman Aleshire.
            She was the widow of Adam May, who died March 27, 1959.
            Surviving are one son, Freeman May of Shenandoah; eight daughters, Mrs. Ruth LaConia of Shenandoah, Mrs. Thelma Jamerson of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Elsie Trayer of Staunton, Mrs. Olivia Whoman, Mrs. Dorothy Weaver and Mrs. Marcella Esposito, all of New York City, Mrs. Jean Mauck of Fairfax and Mrs. Frances Foley of Arlington; 21 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home by the Rev. Trueman R. Tremble. Burial was in the United Methodist Cemetery in Shenandoah.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Jan 1976
MRS. LORENE MAY
            Mrs. Lorene Mae May, 69, of Rt. 1, Shenandoah died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 21, at Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Dec. 26.
            Mrs. May was born Aug. 26, 1906 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Lewis and Perola Good Turner.
            She was a member of Stanley Independent Baptist Church.
            Her husband, James Earl May, died June 17, 1959.
            Surviving are four sons, James W. and Edward C. May, both of Shenandoah, Billy Lewis May of Max Meadows and Bobby L. May at home; three brothers, Jacob and Ellis Turner, both of Stanley, and Charles Turner of Silver Spring, Md.; four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Courtney, Mrs. Hazel Rothgeb and Mrs. Reda Stoneberger, all of Luray, and Mrs. Lula Miller of Kensington, Md.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.         
            The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan. 23, at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah by the Rev. John Sherfey and the Rev. S.P. Dovel. Burial was in Grove Hill United Methodist Cemetery.                                                                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Jan 197***
AMOS C. MAYES***
            Amos Carson Mayes, 85, of Stanley died Friday afternoon, Jan. 19, at the Towers Nursing Home in Charlottesville, where he had been a patient three months. Mr. Mayes had been in failing health several years.
            He was born at Stanley March 12, 1887 and was a son of the late James and Sarah Painter Mayes. Mr. Mayes was a member of Alma Primitive Baptist Church.
            His wife, the former Leona Price, died Feb. 19, 1960.
            Survivors include five sons, Floyd A. Mayes of Waynesboro, Roy L. Mayes of Port Republic, C. Eldon C. Mayes of Witchita, Kans., and James D. and Aaron V. Mayes, both of Stanley, and four daughters, Mrs. Pauline Comer of Luray, Mrs. Eula Callison and Mrs. Rena Cardock, both of Richmond, and Miss Arbutus Mayes of Stanley.
            The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21, at the Alma Primitive Baptist Church by Elder A.F. Sudduth. Burial was in the Adventist Cemetery in Stanley...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Nov 1976
MRS. MCNEMAR
            Mrs. Bessie Jane McNemar, 93, of Avalon Manor, Hagerstown, Md., died Nov. 10, after a lengthy illness.
            Born in Luray, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Virginia Lee Berry Jones. She was a long time resident of Shepherdstown, W.Va., but had resided in Hagerstown for the past 20 years. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church.
            Surviving are her husband, Dell A. McNemar, three daughters, Mrs. Lottie Swope of Hagerstown, Mrs. Ruth Swope of Shepherdstown and Mrs. Virginia Stevens of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three sons, Hubert Breeden of Sharpsburg, Md., Marvin Breeden and Woodrow W. McNemar of Hagerstown; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Yager of Stanley, and 43 grandchildren, 98 great grandchildren and 50 great-great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held Nov. 13 at Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport, Md. with the Rev. Fred Waltz officiating. Burial was held in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.                                                                                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Dec 1975***
DAVID V. MEADOWS
            David Vernon Meadows, 78, of Rt. 1, Elkton died Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            ...
            He was born Aug. 19, 1897 in Page County and was a son of the late Frank and Margaret Hurt Meadows.
            On July 6, 1920, he married the former Lena Taylor, who survives.
            Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ester Rimel, Mrs. Arbotos Conley and Mrs. Pauline Meadows, all of Elkton, Mrs. Bessie Collier of Shenandoah and Mrs. Wanda Miller of Mt. Crawford; eight sons, Harry F. Meadows of McGaheysville, Larry D. Meadows of Staunton, Roger M. Meadows of Shenandoah, Billy W. Meadows of Lincoln, R.I., Clyde C. Meadows of Baltimore and Page A., Lester L. and David V. Meadows Jr., all of Elkton; a half-sister, Mrs. Moatie Jewell of Luray; 43 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec. 13, at Jollett United Methodist Church by the Rev. Michael Houff and the Rev. John DuBosq. Burial was in Jollett Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Apr 1974***
LEWIN MEADOWS
            Lewin Millard Meadows, 47, of Rt. 1, Elkton died of an apparent heart attack Saturday night, March 30.
            Mr. Meadows, who had been in failing health several years, was stricken at his home and was dead on arrival at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            He was born in Page County June 29, 1926 and was a son of the late Hiriam M. and Vergie Meadows. Mr. Meadows was a veteran of World War II.
            Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Leta Samuels, Mrs. Russell Lam and Mrs. Ashby Lam, all of Wlkton, and Mrs. Willie Campbell of Shenandoah, and three brothers, Bennie, Olan and Malcolm Meadows, all of Elkton.
            The funeral was conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jollett United Methodist Church by the Rev. Carroll Jay and the Rev. John DuBosque. Burial was in Jollett Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Nov 1976
MARVIN MEADOWS
            Marvin Thomas Meadows, 56, of Mt. Jackson died Thursday, Nov. 11 at his home.
            Mr. Meadows was born Aug. 9, 1920 in Page County and was a son of the late Earnest and Ardelia Buracker Meadows.
            He is survived by three sons, Thomas, Jerry and Roger Meadows, all of Delaware; two daughters, Miss Jill Meadows and Miss Carol Meadows, also of Delaware.
            Also two brothers, Leon Meadows, of North Carolina and Willie Meadows of Minnesota, and three sisters, Mrs. Gernie Sours, of Luray, Mrs. Betsy Lewllan of Michigan, and Mrs. Grace Constine of Delaware.
            The funeral was conducted Monday afternoon, Nov. 15, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray.
            Burial was in Beahms Chapel Cemetery in Luray.                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Mar 1976
NEWMAN MEADOWS
            Newman D. Meadows, 92, of Rt. 1, Elkton died Friday, March 19, at the Liberty House Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, where he had been a patient 16 months.
            He was born Sept. 8, 1883 in Page County and was a son of the late Susan Meadows.
            On Nov. 25, 1909, Mr. Meadows married the former Maude Taylor, who died July 11, 1971.
            Surviving are three daughters, Millie Meadows of Harrisonburg, and Mrs. Mary Samuels and Mrs. Mabel Riddle, both of Elkton; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Monday, March 22, at Jollett United Methodist Church by the Rev. Michael Houff. Burial was in the Jollett Cemetery.                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Aug 1979***
G. GUY MILLER
            G. Guy Miller, 81, of 712 S. Broad St. in Burlington, N.C., died Monday, Aug. 13, at N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.
            A native of Luray, he was the husband of Hallie Stanfield Miller, who survives, and son of the late Joseph S. and Retta Shenk Miller.
            He was a veteran of World War I, and was retired office manager from Burlington Industries and Collins and Aikman.
            He was a member of Bula Lodge 409 AF and AM for 50 years. He was a member of Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church where he had served as treasurer, Sunday School teacher and deacon.
            Survivors, other than his wife, include one daughter, Mrs. Jean M. Burroughs of Winston-Salem; one son, George G. Miller Jr. of Asheboro; one sister, Mrs. Mary M. Hardcastle of Burlington; two brothers, Isaac Lee Miller of Williamsburg and Glenn R. Miller of Burlington; and five grandchildren.
            A graveside service was conducted Aug. 15 at Pine Hill Cemetery in Burlington by Dr. Carlton Prickett.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Oct 1979***
MRS. NANNIE V. MILLER
            Mrs. Nannie Virginia Miller, 73, of Rt. 1, Luray died Friday, Oct. 5, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            She was born Jan. 15, 1906 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Frank B. and Callie Umphrey Forrer.
            Mrs. Miller was a retired manager of the Luray Elementary School cafeteria.
            She was a member of Luray United Methodist Church.
            Her husband, William A.J. Miller Sr., died March 31, 1968.
            Surviving are four sons, W.A.J. Miller Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Edward F. Miller of Berwin, Pa., J. Albert Miller of Manassas and Michael O. Miller of Fredericksburg; a daughter, Mrs. Dolores Blanton of Huntersville, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Jones of Baltimore and Mrs. Mabel Grove of Harrisonburg; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. H. Eugene Baker. Burial was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Dec 1975***
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Mrs. Nauman Dies At 98                    (ARTIE NAUMAN)
            Mrs. Artie Mozelle Nauman, 98, of Rt. 1, Stanley, died Thursday morning, Dec. 18, at Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient 10 days.
            Mrs. Nauman was born Oct. 24, 1877 in Page County and was a daughter of Isaac and Susan Jobe Turner.
            Mrs. Nauman moved to Martinsburg, W.Va. in the 1930's and opened a tourist home. She lived there about 10 years and then moved to Baltimore, Md. to live with her son. After her son's death in 1955, she moved back to Page County.
            Her husband, James William Nauman, died June 27, 1932.
            Surviving are a brother, Earl Turner of Stanley, 11 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Three sons are deceased.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday, Dec. 20 at Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Andrew Laslo. Burial was in Leake's Chapel Cemetery at Stanley.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Aug 1972***
Mrs. Nauman              (CLARA NAUMAN)
            Mrs. Calra Eva Nauman, 87, of Arlington died Wednesday evening at Arlington Hospital where she had been a patient 2 1/2 months.
            Mrs. Nauman was born Feb. 25, 1885 at Stanley and was a daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Painter Turner.
            She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
            Her husband, Joseph Solon Nauman, died Jan. 28, 1955.
            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alease Moody of Arlington; two brothers, Earl and Harry Turner, both of Stanley and a sister, Mrs. Artie Nauman of Stanley.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Henry Jenkins. Burial was in Leake's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Mar 1974***
JACOB C NAUMAN
            Jacob C. Nauman, 76, of Stanley, died Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Page Memorial Hospital in Luray, where he had been a patient 10 days. He had been in failing health several years.
            He was born June 28, 1897 in Page County, and was the son of the late William O. and Carrie Painter Nauman.
            He was a retired orchard worker and was a member of the Stanley United Methodist Church.
            He was married to the former Mary Susan Pence, who predeceased him.
            Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
            The funeral was conducted Friday at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. Orrie Harrison and the Rev. Kenzy Reed.
            Burial was in the Weaver family cemetery at Stanley.                                              
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 May 1979***
MRS. PEARL NAUMAN
            Mrs. Pearl Susan Nauman, 85, of Stanley died Saturday, May 5, at her home...
            She was born May 7, 1893 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Peter S. and Annie Sigler Jenkins.
            Her husband, Thomas J. Nauman, died April 16, 1947.
            Surviving is a son, Thomas H. Nauman of Stanley; nine daughters, Mrs. Martha Adams, Mrs. Lena Cubbage and Mrs. Zethel McCoy, all of Stanley; Mrs. Charlotte Comer of Shenandoah; Mrs. Audrey Burner, Mrs. Mary Burner and Mrs. Ethel Cubbage, all of Luray and Mrs. Margaret Lansberry and Mrs. Pauline Montgomery, both of Rileyville; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Wednesday, May 9, at Hilliard's Chapel Church by the Rev. H.H. Jenkins. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Mar 1974***
CLARENCE NOAKES
            Clarence Dudley Noakes, 69, of Dungadin Subdivision, Front Royal, died Sunday, March 3 in the Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
            He was born in Rappahannock County, Aug. 28, 1904 and was the son of the late William Redmon Noakes and Julia Ellen Pullen Noakes.
            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Jenkins Noakes of Front Royal; three sons, Clarence D. Noakes Jr. of Front Royal; Russell B. Noakes of Rivertown, and William E. Noakes of Huntly; eight daughters, Mrs. Doris Woodward of Stanley, Mrs. Mary Ellen Parke of Woodbridge, Mrs. Marie Groninger of Greensboro, N.C., Mrs. Shirley Vaught of Front Royal, Mrs. Margaret Mauck of Culpeper, Mrs. Nancy Hunley of Maryland, Mrs. Elsie Kirk of Upperville and Mrs. Geraldine Lee of Front Royal; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Updike of Washington, and Mrs. Myrtle Pullen of Flint Hill; 33 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
            Funeral servives were conducted at the chapel of the Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal Wednesday, March 6, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Herbert Alford and the Rev. J. Harry Lau officiating. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery in Washington, Va.            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1976
MRS. DAISY NORMAN
            Mrs. Daisy Irene Norman, 88, of Stanley died Thursday, Oct. 21, at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient one week.
            Mrs. Norman was born Sept. 24, 1888 in Page County and was the daughter of the late John William and Julia Bird Gray Jenkins.
            On May 25, 1917, she married H.B. Norman, who died May 7, 1964.
            Surviving is a son, Cecil Norman of Waynesboro; three daughters, Miss Edith Norman and Mrs. Elva Finter, both of Stanley and Mrs. Virginia Leedy of Maryland.
            Also a brother, Vernon Jenkins of Waynesboro, and a sister, Mrs. J.C. Frye of Waynesboro.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23, at Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Roger Baker. Burial was at Graves Chapel Cemetery.                                            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Aug 1978***
MRS. CLARA JANE ORYE
            Mrs. Clara Jane Alger Orye, 69, of Main Street, Stanley, died Saturday, Aug. 25, at Liberty House Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, where she had been a patient three months.
            Mrs. Orye was born Oct. 25, 1909 at Stanley and was a daughter of the late Early and Rebecca Good Alger.
            She is survived by three sons, Charles W. Orye of Warrenton, George V. Orye of Richmond and Robert F. Orye of Alexandria; one daughter, Frances E. Judd of Luray; two sisters, Katie Lowe of Luray and Polly Spenser of Maryland, and ten grandchildren.
            The funeral service was conducted Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. Dale Bowman. Burial was in Graves Chapel Cemetery near Stanley.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1978***
MRS. AGNES PAINTER
            Mrs. Agnes Virginia Painter, 65, of Stanley, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            She was born July 20, 1913 and was a daughter of Maggie Painter Good of Stanley and the late John H. Painter.
            On Oct. 26, 1928 she married Donald L. Painter, who survives.
            Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Aurelia Martin of Stanley; a brother, Evans Painter Sr. of Stanley; a sister, Mrs. Genevieve Painter of Stanley; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
            The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Apr 1973***
CHARLES R. PAINTER
            Charles Russell Painter, 74, of Charles Town, W.Va. died Sunday, April 15 at Charles Town General Hospital.
            He was born Aug. 25, 1898 in Jefferson County, W.Va. and was a son of the late Abraham and Flora Rosa Green Painter.
            Mr. Painter was a retired employee of the Halltown Paper Board and was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church of Charles Town. He was a member of the Builders Sunday School Class and was a Redman and Odd Fellow.
            Surviving, besides his wife, the former Agnes Mauck, are four sons, Eddie Lee Painter of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; Ronnie and Roger Painter, both at home, and Charles Painter Jr. of Brunswick, Md.; eight daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Vorous of Berryville; Mrs. William (Maude) Smearman, Mrs. Victor (Eva) Peterson and Mrs. Robert (Peggy) Turner, all of Charles Town; Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Comer of Brunswick, Md., Mrs. Carroll (Catherine) Painter of Stanley, and Mrs. Robert (Rebecca Jane) Dick and Mrs. Nelson (Nancy) Engle, both of Kearneysville, W.Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Good and Mrs. Mary Weller, both of Stanley; a brother, Con Painter of Stanley; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday at the Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town by the Rev. Owen Womack. Burial was in Edge Hill Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Jan 1974***
C.H. PAINTER
            Clement Harrison Painter, 81, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Hamm Nursing Home in Elkton where he had been a patient five months.
            He was born Aug. 17, 1892 in Page County and was a son of the late James A. and Bertie Price Painter.
            He was married twice. His first wife, the former Lena V. Ramey, died March 18, 1954. His second wife, the former Rachel Butler, died April 11, 1973.
            A sister, Mrs. Nora Breeden of Stanley, survives.
            The funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Hilliard Chapel Assembly of God Church by the Rev. H.H. Jenkins. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Dec 1976
EARL PAINTER
            Earl Painter, 68, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Tuesday morning, Feb. 10, at University Hospital in Charlottesville, where he had been a patient eight days.
            He had been ill five weeks.
            He was born April 18, 1907 in Page County, and was a son of Mary Painter of Stanley and the late Weller Painter.
            On July 4, 1929 he married the former Florine Price, who died Jan. 15, 1974.
            Surviving, in addition to his mother, are three sons, Nelson Lee, Eldon M. and Allen W.W. Painter, all of Stanley; three daughters, Mrs. Geneva M. Alger, Mrs. Christine Shenk and Mrs. Kay Jewell, all of Stanley; a brother, Amos Painter of Stanley; six sisters, Mrs. Louella Meadows of Timberville and Mrs. Golden Good, Mrs. Virginia Good, Mrs. Dollie Stoneberger, Mrs. Nellie Rhinehart and Mrs. Frances Gray, all of Stanley; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
            The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Newport Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Alfred Comer and the Rev. Thomas Sutton. Burial will be in the Adventist Cemetery in Stanley.                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Dec 1974***
FLOYD M. PAINTER
            Floyd Melvin Painter, 69, of Culpeper, died Monday, Dec. 2 at his home.
            He was born March 10, 1905 in Page County and was a son of the late Ernest Lee and Annie Mattie Shotwell Painter.
            Mr. Painter was a retired station operator for the Culpeper Creamery. He was employed at Culpeper for 35 years and later held the same position with the Chesapeake Creamery.
            He was a member of the Culpeper United Methodist Church.
            He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Mary Judd; two sons, Raymond Melvin Painter of Luray and Joseph Orville Lee Painter of Herndon; two daughters, Mrs. Rachel Martin and Mrs. Marie Jenkins, both of Culpeper; five brothers, Russell, Vincent, Myron and James Painter, all of Culpeper, and Hyden Painter of Pennsville, N.J; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hoyt of Culpeper and Mrs. Virgie Pappas of Warrenton; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday at the Geest Funeral Home Chapel at Culpeper. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Aug 1971***
J.F. (PETE) PAINTER
            James Franklin (Pete) Painter, 78, of Luray died 10:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 at Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient six days...
            He was born July 3, 1893 at Grove Hill and was a son of the late George W. and Mary Ellen Wilson Painter.
            Mr. Painter was a retired carpenter and foreman of Baughan Construction Company. He was a member of the Luray Church of the Brethren.
            Ruth M. Moyer, whom he married Feb. 3, 1915, survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Carroll Painter of Luray; two daughters, Mrs. Archie Jenkins and Miss Marie Painter, both of Luray; a brother, Charles L. Painter of Luray; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Campbell of Luray and Mrs. Robert Barham of Winchester and five grandchildren. One son, one daughter, three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
            The funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Luray Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Max Fisher and Elder W.T. Daily. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Aug 1979***
LEON M. PAINTER
            Leon M. Painter, 77, of Aliquippa, Pa. died Saturday, July 28, in the Aliquippa Hospital.
            He was born June 25, 1902 in Stanley and was a son of the late Harvey and Della Petefish Painter.
            He was a retired A & S Railroad engineer, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, Dads of Foreign War Vetrans and J & L Vets.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Wright; a son, Melvin, of Aliquippa; two brothers, Harvey Jr., and James, both of Stanley; two sisters, Mrs. Linda Bradley of Stanley, and Mrs. Jeanette Walters of N.C.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
            He was preceded in death by a son, Roy; a daughter, Virginia; two brothers, Gilbert (Mike) and Robert; two sisters, Reda and Lillian.
            Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Aliquippa.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Aug 1976
MRS. MARY PAINTER
            Mrs. Mary Emma Painter, 89, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Saturday, July 31 at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient three days.
            Mrs. Painter was born March 18, 1887 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Jube and Flora Green Painter.
            On March 5, 1907, she married Weller A. Painter, who died Nov. 19, 1947.
            Surviving is a son, Amos (Buddy) Painter of Stanley; six daughters, Mrs. Golden Good, Mrs. Virginia Good, Mrs. Dollie Stoneberger, Mrs. Nellie Rhinehart and Mrs. Frances Gray, all of Stanley, and Mrs. Louella Meadows of Timberville; a brother, Cornelius Painter of Luray; a sister, Mrs. Maggie P. Good of Stanley; 37 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church with burial in the church cemetery.                                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 May 1974***
Mrs. Painter                             (PEARL PAINTER)
            Mrs. Pearl Painter, 83, a retired Page County School teacher, of Luray died Tuesday, May 28, at her home at Leaksville.
            She was born Oct. 2, 1890 in Page County and was a daughter of the late J. Walter and Virgie Rothgeb Huffman.
            Mrs. Painter attended Page County schools and Madison College. She taught in various Page County schools for over 30 years.
            She was a member of the Leaksville United Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School, was a deaconess and secretary-treasurer of the Sunday School.
            Mrs. Painter was a member of NRTA, AARP and VEA.
            Her husband, Noah Franklin Painter, whom she married June 17, 1926, died March 26, 1966.
            Surviving are two sons, Richard H. Painter of Elkton and Page F. Painter of Vinton; one sister, Mrs. Eva H. Bumgardner of Hagerstown, Md. and three grandchildren.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at the Leaksville United Church of Christ by the Rev. Thomas Sutton. Burial was in Leaksville Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Feb 1976
PEARL PAINTER
            Mrs. Pearl Sours Painter, 88, of Harrisonburg and formerly of Rt. 3, Luray died Friday night, Jan. 30 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            She had been in failing health since November.
            Mrs. Painter was born June 24, 1887 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Willie and Betty Jane Smith Sours.
            She was the widow of Lewis W. Painter.
            Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Zettie Suter, Mrs. Pauline Suter and Mrs. Elrie Sellers, all of Harrisonburg, Mrs. Leo Blevens and Mrs. Addie Blosser, both of Rt. 3, Luray, and Miss Willanna Painter of Arlington; a son, Watson Painter of Arlington; 10 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday, Feb. 2 at the Stanley Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.                                                          
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Apr 1973***
Mrs. Painter                 (MRS. RACHEL CATHERINE PAINTER)
            Mrs. Rachel Catherine Painter, 71, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Wednesday night, April 11 at Page Memorial Hospital...
            She was born Nov. 18, 1901 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Samuel H. and Virgie Printz Butler.
            On Oct. 9, 1955 she married Clement H. Painter, who survives.
            She is survived by one sister-in-law, an aunt and uncle and a number of nephews and cousins.
            The funeral was conducted Sunday at Hilliard's Chapel by the Rev. H.H. Jenkins. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Luray...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Nov 1979***
R.L. (PETE) PAINTER
            Russell Lee (Pete) Painter, 82, of Rt. 2, Stanley died Monday evening, Nov. 5, at his home...
            He was born July 1, 1897 in Page County and was a son of the late George David and Rebecca Susan Rogers Painter.
            On Aug. 15, 1918 he married the former Ervilla Catherine Short, who died July 6.
            Surviving are a son, Russell (Jack) Painter of Luray; three daughters, Mrs. Edna P. Bradley, Mrs. Lorraine Kitts and Mrs. Ethel Painter, all of Stanley; a sister, Mrs. Edith Hilliard of Stanley; 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. O.L. Martin and the Rev. Kenneth Graff. Burial will be in the Adventist Cemetery at Stanley...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Oct 1979***
THEODORE PARKS
            Theodore Parks, 65, of Akron, Ohio died Monday afternoon, Oct. 1, in Ohio.
            He was born Sept. 17, 1914 in Page County and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Parks of Luray.
            Surviving are three sons, Jerry Parks of Akron, Donnie and Roger Parks, both of Hancock, Ga.; two daughters, Norma June Parks and Nora Jean Parks, both of Akron; three brothers, Arthur Parks of Suitland, Md., John Parks of Charlottesville and Leonard Parks of Homestead, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Vallie Rickard of Luray; Mrs. Helen Asquith of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Clara Cubbage of Rockville and Mrs. Pearl Bingum of Ocean City, Md.
            A funeral service was conducted Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Hopkins Funeral Home in Akron.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Nov 1976
MRS. MABLE PAYTON
            Mrs. Mable Marie Payton, 68, of 649 W. Main St., Luray died Wednesday morning, Nov. 3, at her home.
            Mrs. Payton was born July 8, 1908 in Page County and was the daughter of the late Ambrose and Ella Good.
            In June of 1929, she married Winfield G. Payton, who died Oct. 18, 1975.
            Surviving are two sons, Winfield G. Payton Jr. of Luray and Milton Payton of Gaithersburg, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Frye, Mrs. Helen Brown and Miss Mary Ellen Payton, all of Luray; a brother, Amos Good of Harrisonburg, and a sister, Mrs. Edith Tutt of Luray.
            The funeral service was conducted Saturday afternoon Nov. 6, at Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. Allan Baltimore. Burial was in Blainesville Cemetery near Luray.                                                                                                                                           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Mar 1974***
SINA PETEFISH
            Sina Catherine Petefish, 83 of Lansdowne, Md. died Sunday morning, March 17 at the home of her son, Troy L. Good.
            She was born July 7, 1890 in Page County and was a daughter of the late James and Kate Keyser Kibler.
            Her first husband, Oscar Good, died Decemeber 1925.
            Her second husband, Elmer Petefish, died December 1963.
            Surviving, besides her son, are a daughter, Mrs. Florine Halland of Riverdale, Md.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Graves Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Jan 1973***
Mrs. Phillips                (MRS. BESSIE PHILLIPS)
            Mrs. Bessie Lee Phillips, 88, of Shenandoah died Monday morning, Jan. 22, at Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient one day.
            She was born Oct. 15, 1884 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Martin L. and Rebecca Grove Nauman.
            Her husband, John W. Phillips, died Sept. 12, 1952.
            Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn M. Needy of Shippensburg, Pa., Mrs. Margaret M. Fogle and Mrs. Mildred V. Switzer, both of Shenandoah; three sons, Harold L., John E. and William C. Phillips, all of Shenandoah; one sister, Mrs. Daisy R. Case of Luray; 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 24, at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home by the Rev. James Compton. Burial was in the EUB Church Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Mar 1979***
HORACE L. PLUM
            Horace Leon Plum, 66, of 1010 Junior Ave., Shenandoah died early Thursday morning, Feb. 22, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            Mr. Plum had been admitted to the hospital Wednesday night after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.
            He was born in Page County Aug. 31, 1912 and was a son of the late Walter A. and Delilah Catherine Kite Plum.
            Mr. Plum was a mechanic for Dunham Bush. He had served in Africa with the US Army during World War II and was a member of the Avis O. Comer Post 8613 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
            On March 12, 1948, he married the former Virginia Hughes, who survives.
            Also surviving are a daughter, Jane Rosson of McGaheysville; two brothers, Wiley and John Plum, both of Shenandoah; three sisters, Kathryn Owens of Upper Marlboro, Md. and Virginia Plum and Edith Mattingly, both of Bladensburg, Md., and two granddaughters.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday, Feb. 24, at Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah by the Rev. Howard Gosnell. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery near Shenandoah.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Feb 1978***
ROY PLUM
            Roy Eugene Plum of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Shenandoah, died Friday, Jan. 27, at Baltimore.
            He was the son of Mrs. Lillian Plum of Shenandoah and the late William H. Plum.
            Mr. Plum had been an employee of Bethlehem Steel for the past 25 years.
            Surviving, besides his mother, is his wife, the former Lois E. Eppard; a son, Roy E. Jr.; three daughters, Vicki L., Mona J. and Roxanne; a stepson, Barry C. Stringer; a step-daughter, Brenda S. Stewart; two grandchildren; a sister, Helen Knighton and a number of nieces and nephews.
            A funeral service was conducted from the chapel of DudaRuck Funeral Home Monday, Jan. 30. Burial was in Holy Hill Memorial Gardens.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Apr 1974***
E. LUTHER PRICE
            E. Luther Price, 83, of Luray died Saturday evening, April 6, at Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient three days.
            Mr. Price was born May 3, 1890 at Ida and was a son of the late Thomas J. and Carrie A. Hoak Price.
            He was a farmer and a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.
            Mr. Price was married twice. His first wife, the former Mabel Spitler, died March 24, 1954. His second wife, the former Minnie Printz, died Aug. 10, 1973.
            Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Helen Comer of Luray.
            The funeral was conducted Tuesday at St. Mark Lutheran Church by the Rev. Ralph Hoffmeyer. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Apr 1974***
HOBART PRICE
            Hobart W. Price, 78, of Akron, Ohio, brother of Elmer H. Price, of Rt. 2, Luray, died Saturday morning, April 13 in an Akron hospital...
            He was born in Luray and was a son of the late George W. and Rebecca J. Price.
            Mr. Price was a retired railroad employee and had lived at Akron about 50 years.
            He was twice married. His first wife, the former Maude Moyer, is deceased.
            Surviving, besides his brother, are his second wife, Mrs. Mary Price of Akron; two daughters, Alma of Texas and Mrs. Bonnie Knecht of Barbaraton, Ohio, and five grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday morning at Akron.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Nov 1974***
PAUL R. PRICE
            Paul R. Price, 54, of Falls Church died Friday night, Nov. 15, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Fairfax, where he had been a patient six weeks.
            He was born April 22, 1920 at Stanley and was a son of Mrs. Annie A. Price and the late Samuel L. Price.
            Mr. Price was a produce manager for the Pershing Supermarket in Fairfax.
            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paulette F. McMullen of Fayetteville, Ohio; two sons, Samuel A. Price of Annandale and Edward L. Price of Falls Church; a brother, Alfred F. Price of Lanham, Md. and three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Duvall of Douglasville, Ga., Mrs. Alma V. Good of Stanley, and Mrs. Ella M. Pohle of Tacoma Park, Md.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday at the Bradley Funeral Home by Elder Kermit Foss. Burial was in the Adventist Cemetery at Stanley.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Apr 1974***
MISS ANNIE PRINTZ
            Miss Annie M. Printz, 86, died Friday, April 5, at the Hawksbill Res Home where she had been a patient five months... She had previously resided with her niece, Mrs. Eula Carter Chandler.
            Miss Printz, a well known seamstress, was born on Aug. 11, 1887, a daughter of Henry and Saloma Hoak Printz. She was educated in the Page County Schools and was a member of the Main St. Baptist Church.
            Surviving is a sister, Mrs. J. Raymond (Mamie) Miller of Clarksburg, Md.
            Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. James Morris Sunday, April 7 at Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 May 1970***
ELWOOD PRINTZ
            Elwood Printz, 72, of Pittsburgh, Pa., brother of Mrs. Elmer Price of Rt. 2, Luray, died Saturday morning, May 16, at a Pittsburgh hospital.
            Mr. Printz was born May 25, 1897 at Luray and was a son of the late David S. and Lilly Jane Printz.
            He had resided in Pittsburgh for 50 years.
            Surviving, besides his sister, are his wife, the former Minnie Somers; a son, a daughter and a grandchild, all of Pittsburgh, and a brother, Claude Printz, also of Pittsburgh.
            A funeral service was con- Funeral Home at Pittsburgh. Funeral Home at Pittsburgh. Burial was in Alleghany Memorial Park...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Jul 1971***
MRS. JULIA PRINTZ
            Funeral services were held for Mrs. Anna Julia Long Printz, 82, of Arlington last Thursday, July 21, at Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church in Luray. Services were conducted by Elder William T. Daily.
            Mrs. Printz died Monday, July 19, at Arlington Hospital following a long illness at home. She resided with her daughter, Miss Alice L. Printz, at 4686 B. South 36th Street, Arlington.
            Mrs. Printz was born in Luray Sept. 4, 1888 and was the last surviving child of the late Gideon Trenton and Anna Belle Shuler Long of Luray.
            She attended Page County schools and Powhatan College at Charles Town, W.Va.
            On April 22, 1908 she married Oscar Marion Printz, who died Dec. 23, 1945.
            Besides her daughter she is survived by four other daughters, Mrs. Anna L. Dikes of Arlington, Mrs. Charlotte M. Tait of Leesburg, Mrs. Carolyn E. Compton of San Antonio, Tex. and Mrs. Julia P. Hill of Springfield, Va.; three sons, Oscar M. Printz Jr. of Richmond, Jackson T. Printz of Oxon Hill, Md. and William T. Printz of Woodbridge, and eight grandchildren.
            Deceased brothers and sisters are Leo J. and D. Elmo Long, Mrs. Fannie L. Sutphin and Mrs. Caroline L. Beach.
            ... sent to Luray for services and burial in Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Jul 1976
MYRTLE PURDHAM
            Mrs. Myrtle Alice Purdham, 69, of Rt. 3, Stanley died Thursday morning, July 8, at MontVue, Luray.
            Mrs. Purdham has been in failing health several years.
            She was born Jan. 1, 1907 in Page County and was the daughter of the late Emanuel F. and Laura Breeden Miller.
            In September of 1927, she married Ray Franklin Purdham, who died Jan. 16, 1973.
            Surviving are three sons, Paul W. Purdham of Hampton, Robert L. Purdham of Manassas and Gene F. Purdham of Stanley; a daughter, Nina M. Painter of Stanley; four brothers, David and Elmer Miller, both of Stanley, Edward Miller of Front Royal, Harry Miller and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Dean of Stanley and Mrs. Verlie Cummings of Brunswick, Md.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday at the Stanley Baptist Church by the Rev. O. Wendell Smith and the Rev. Richard Umberger. Burial was in Graves Chapel cemetery.     
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Oct 1978***
MRS. CARRIE REXRODE
            Mrs. Carrie Rexrode, 80, of Rt. 1, Stanley died early Friday morning, Sept. 29, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient 10 days.
            She was born March 21, 1898 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Edward and Virenda Housden Housden.
            Mrs. Rexrode was a member of Newport Church of the Brethren.
            On May 20, 1920, she married Preston Rexrode, who died Jan. 10, 1960.
            Surviving are two sons, Roy Rexrode of Shenandoah and George W. Rexrode of Wheaton, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Housden and Mrs. Dorothy Dovel, both of Stanley; a brother, Willie Housden, of Rt. 1, Shenandoah; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Lucas and Mrs. Maudie Housden, both of Shenandoah and Mrs. Mamie Comer of Stanley; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct. 1, at Newport Brethren Church by the Rev. Olin Landes and Rev. Leroy Hulvey. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Mar 1973***
JUNIOR RHINEHART
            Junior Guy Rhinehart, 46, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Thursday morning, March 22, at Page Memorial Hospital. He had been ill with leukemia for two years.
            Mr. Rhinehart was born Sept. 3, 1927 in Page County and was a son of Mrs. Annie E. Dinges Rhinehart and the late Lester G. Rhinehart.
            He worked at Rockingham Poultry's Alma plant and was a member of the Stanley Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
            On Dec. 24, 1945, he married Nellie E. Painter, who survives.
            Also surviving, besides his mother and wife, are two sons, Danny G. and Randy J. Rhinehart, both at home; a foster son, J.C. Stillwell of Stanley and a brother, Lawrence D. Rhinehart of Stanley.
            The funeral was conducted Sunday at the Stanley Seventh-Day Adventist Church by Elder Kermit Foss, the Rev. Alfred Comer and the Rev. James Kite. Burial was in the Painter Cemetery near Stanley.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Apr 1972
CHARLES W. RICKARD
            Charles Wesley Rickard, 85, of Rileyville died 3:30 a.m. Monday, April 3 in Page Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient three days. He had been in failing health five years.
            He was born May 15, 1886 in Page County and was a son of the late Napp and Betty Smelser Rickard.
            Mr. Rickard was a farmer and a member of the Methodist church.
            On July 28, 1910, he married the former Ethel B. Deavers, who survives.
            Also surviving are, one son, Carl  W. Riickard of Rileyville; two daughters, Mrs. James (Stella) Cater of Marshall and Mrs. Franklin (Naomi) Campbell of Rileyville; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Three brothers are deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning, April 5 at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Kenneth Graff. Burial will be in the Rickard Family Cemetery.                                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Oct 1975***
RAYMOND RYMAN
            Raymond Bartlett Ryman, 80, of Luray died Monday, Oct. 20- his 55th wedding anniversary- at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            Mr. Ryman was a retired farmer and had been in the hospital 10 days.
            He was born Feb. 7, 1895 near Buena Vista and was a son of the late Jacob and Lula Bartlett Ryman.
            On Oct. 20, 1920, he married the former Ruth Virginia Comer, who survives.
            Also surviving are two sons, Isaac R. Ryman of Largo, Fla. and John M. Ryman of Luray; three daughters, Mrs. Lula R. Gochenour of Luray, Mrs. Doris Comer of Richmond, and Mrs. Hazel Life of Mt. Airy, Md.; a brother, Lester Ryman of Woodstock; a sister, Mrs. Mamie Jackson of Woodstock; 15 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
            Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren cemetery in Luray by Elder H.E. Wakeman and the Rev. Rom Bowser...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 APR 1978***
BROWNIE SAMUELS
            Ms. Brownie Samuels, 32, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Sunday, April 23, at Camelot Hall Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, where she had lived three weeks.
            She was born July 11, 1945 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Kemper and Nervie Campbell.
            Ms. Samuels was a member of Dovel Hollow Pentecostal Church.
            Surviving are three sons, Jeffrey, Bryan, and Keith Samuels, all of Stanley; a daughter Robin Samuels of Stanley; four brothers, Archie, Joe, Allen and Roger Campbell, all of Stanley, and six sisters, Arthelia Lam of Elkton, Patsy Meadows of Elkton, Mary Tharpe of Stanley, Juanita McCoy of Stanley, Dolly Freeze of Stanley and Darlene Wallace of Luray.
            The funeral was conducted Wednesday, April 26, at Dovel Hollow Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Ralph Green and the Rev. Joe Wilkins. Burial was in Sandy Glaze Cemetery at Stanley.

Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 May 1974***
ELMER J. SEAL
            Elmer Jonie Seal, 75, a retired farmer of 43 Royal Ave., Front Royal, died Tuesday morning, May 27 ay Warren County Hospital.
            Mr. Seal was born in Page County Aug. 22, 1898 and was a son of the late Hubert and Effie Cave Seal. He was a member of Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren.
            In October of 1920, he married the former Lena V. Beahm, who died March 3, 1941.
            Surviving are two sons, Luther W. Seal of Front Royal and Elmer P. Seal of Luray; three daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Knight of Luray, Mrs. Oneta Dwyer of Front Royal and Mrs. Olena Sours of Lanham, Md.; six brothers, Gilbert, Will, John and Daniel Seal, all of Luray, and Hubert and Roy Seal, both of Hagerstown, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Shenk of Richmond and Mrs. Geneva Pettit of Luray; 19 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
            The funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. Jerry Young. Burial will be in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery in Luray...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Feb 1978***
MRS. IVA SEAL
            Mrs. Iva Short Seal, 67, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Luray, died Monday morning, Feb. 6, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, after a brief illness.
            She was born July 20, 1910 in Luray and was a daughter of the late D. Samuel and Mollie Gochenour Short.
            Mrs. Seal was a member of Calvary Brethren Church at Hagerstown. She was employed at the Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home.
            On June 30, 1930 she married Hubert N. Seal of Page County, who survives.
            Surviving, besides her husband, are four sons, Kenneth L. and Cecil H. Seal, both of Hagerstown; Donald L. Seal of Thurmont, Md. and Francis D. Seal of Norfolk; four sisters, Geneva E. Short, Elva Short and Mrs. William (Rita) Hawkins, all of Luray, and Della M. Rexroad of Alexandria; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
            A funeral service was conducted 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Minnick Funeral Home in Hagerstown by the Rev. Curtis W. Stroman. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hagerstown.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 May 1976
MRS. MOLLIE SEAL
            Mrs. Mollie Bell Seal, 83, of Stanley died early Friday morning, May 7, at Page Memorial Hospital in Luray.
            She was born July 26, 1892 in Page County and was a daughter of the late John and Carry Jenkins Nichols.
            Her husband, Raymond Henry Seal, survives.
            Also surviving are a son, Isaac Seal of Stanley; five daughters, Mrs. Goldie Pearl Jenkins of West Virginia, Mrs. Edith Marie Broyles and Mrs. Charlotte R. Taylor, both of Stanley, and Mrs. Erma Lee Cook and Mrs. Elda V. Taylor, both of Luray; a brother, Rupert Nichols of West Virginia; 37 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, May 9, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.                      
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Apr 1973***
WALTER M. SEAL
            Walter McKinley Seal, 70, of Front Royal died Wednesday, April 11.
            He was born June 11, 1902 in Rappahannock County and was a son of the late Samuel and Floria Dwyer Washington Seal.
            Mr. Seal was employed as a mechanic.
            Surviving are his wife, Katie Kibler Seal; three sons, Robert Ray and Ronald Lee Seal, both of Front Royal and Carl Seal of Williamsport, Md.; five daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Smith and Mrs. Wanda Scott, both of Front Royal, Mrs. Judith Bowman of Waynesboro, Pa.; Mrs. Mildred Tharpe of Browntown and Mrs. Dorothy Frazier of Luray; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Edgar Seal of Front Royal; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Dinkle and Mrs. Verlie Walters, both of Morrisville. One sister is deceased.
            Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at the Chapel of the Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal by the Rev. Gary Nottis of Luray and the Rev. Jerry Young of Front Royal. Interment was in Prospect Hill Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Jan 1973***
MRS. SEASTROM
            Mrs. Rosie Z. Seastrom, 70, of Rt. 1, Stanley died 4 a.m. Sunday at Western State Hospital in Staunton where she had been a patient three months.
            ...
            She was a member of the Brethren Church.
            She was born Jan. 13, 1903 at Stanley and was a daughter of the late David B. and Mollie McCoy Lucas.
            In September 1944 she married Albert A. Seastrom who survives.
            Also surviving are a brother, Calvin Lucas of Stanley and three sisters, Mrs. Elva Cubbage of Stanley, Mrs. Reta Broyles of Luray and Mrs. Olive Reedy of Linville.
            The funeral was conducted Tuesday at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Cecil Haycock. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Aug 1979***
MRS. EDNA F. SEEKFORD
            Mrs. Edna Florence Seekford, 70, of Stanley died Saturday evening, July 28, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            She was born Oct. 16, 1908 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Philip and Bertha Good Stroupe.
            On Dec. 31, 1931, she married Maynard Lee "Jack" Seekford, who died April 1, 1977.
            Surviving are a son, Lewis V. Seekford of Winchester; two daughters, Miss Delores Seekford of Stanley and Mrs. Shirley Beaghan of Shenandoah; two brothers, Melvin L. and Paul "Bud" Stroupe, both of Luray; four sisters, Mrs. Iva Bell of Chillum, Md., and Mrs. Linda Aleshire, Mrs. Beatrice Short and Mrs. Marie Smelser, all of Stanley; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, July 31, at Leaksville United Church of Christ by the Rev. Thomas Sutton. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Luray.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Sep 1978***
ELBY SEEKFORD
            Elby Garfield Seekford, 71, of Cadet Road, New Markey died Thursday afternoon, Sept. 14, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Aug. 31.
            ...
            Mr. Seekford was born May 5, 1907 in Page County and was a son of the late Harry and Flora Cubbage Seekford.
            He was a retired employee of Rockingham Poultry Marketing, Cooperative at Broadway.
            Surviving are a daughter, Doris Collins of New Market; two sisters Rada Wine of New Market and Dorothy Green of Mount Jackson; six brothers, Wilmer Seekford of Stanley, John Seekford of Mount Jackson, Harry Seekford of York, Pa. and Robert, Floyd and Forrest Seekford, all of New Market, and four grandchildren.
            The funeral will be conducted Sunday, Sept. 17, at Manor Memorial United Methodist Church in New Market by the Rev. Kenneth Barnes. Burial was in Emmanuel Cemetery in New Market.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Dec 1974***
EVERETT R. SEEKFORD
            Everett Roy Seekford, 78, of Luray died Tuesday, Dec. 24, at Page Memorial Hospital...
            He was born Dec. 19, 1896 in Page County and was a son of the late Isaac N. and Bessie Baylor Seekford.
            Mr. Seekford was a retired employee of Virginia Oak Tannery in Luray and was a member of the Fletcher's Chapel Community Church.
            On Nov. 10, 1930 he married the former Vida V. Painter, who survives.
            Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Loring Chrisman of Luray; a brother, Darrell Seekford of Rileyville, and a sister, Mrs. Mae Shenk of Samford, Fla.
            A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery by the Rev. P.S. Dovel...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jan 1976
ANNIE SHENK
            Mrs. Annie Nunn Shenk, 93, of Luray died Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient four days.
            She was born Nov. 22, 1882 in Page County and was a daughter of the late William S. and Catherine Printz Nunn.
            On July 24, 1901 she married Lacurgus W. Shenk, who died Sept. 9, 1959.
            She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and was known for her continued interest in her church and love for her family and friends.
            Surviving are a son, Larcugus W. Shenk Jr. of Staunton; five daughters, Mrs. Alma Campbell, Mrs. Letha Bauserman, Mrs. Marie Foster and Mrs. Janet Logan, all of Luray, and Mrs. Anna Mildred Hubbell of Miami, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Reba Judd; a brother, Armond A. Nunn; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Two sons, William Watson Shenk and Harold W. Shenk are deceased. Two daughters died in infancy.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday morning, Dec. 27, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Hoffmeyer. Burial was in evergreen Cemetery.                                
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Mar 1974
DAVID SHENK
            David Webster Shenk, 86, of Rt. 1, Luray, died Thursday evening, March 7 at the Shawnee Springs Convalescent Home at Winchester. He had been a patient three years.
            He was born April 7, 1887 in Page County and was a son of the late Henry Clay and Pamily Ann Freeze Shenk.
            Mr. Shenk was twice married. His first wife, the former Elizabeth Cave and the second, Dora Alice Rhinehart, are both deceased.
            Mr. Shenk was a member of the Luray Main Street Baptist, where he served as a deacon.
            Surviving are three sons, Rumsey L., Lawrence L., and Leroy Shenk, all of Luray; seven daughters, Mrs. Gladys Hollingsworth and Mrs. Irene Ramey, both of Woodstock; Mrs. Beulah Painter, Mrs. Helen Keyser, Mrs. Maisie Jenkins and Mrs. Dorothy Kemp, all of Luray, and Mrs. Charlotte Willis of Annandale; a sister, Mrs. Vernon Eckard of Hagerstown, Md. And 33 grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Sunday at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Max W. Fisher and the Rev. James L. Morris. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Dec 1970***
ROBERT LEE SHENK
            Robert Lee Shenk, 36, of Rt. 1, Stanley died 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at his home...
            He was born Dec. 17, 1933 at Stanley and was a son of Lee and Nannie Morris Shenk.
            Mr. Shenk was a farmer.
            Surviving, besides his parents, are one brother, Morris W. Shenk of Stanley, and two sisters, Mrs. Harold Turner of Shenandoah, and Miss Shirley Shenk of Stanley.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas Sutton. Burial was in the Alma Lutheran Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Jun 1974***
Mrs. Shirley                 (MABEL SHIRLEY)
            Mrs. Mabel Clair Ruffner Shirley, 84, of Luray, died 6:47 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home, Woodstock...
            She was born Aug.1, 1889 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Jacob W. and Virginia Beaver Ruffner.
            Mrs. Shirley was a member of Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
            "Miss Mabel" was a public school teacher in Page County until her marriage to Martin Ruben Shirley on June 12, 1915. She studied practical nursing in Page County.
            Surviving are two sons, William A. Shirley of Harrisonburg and Reuben M. Shirley of Lorton; three daughters, Mrs. Lemoine (Virginia) Johnson of Annandale; Mrs. Francis (Clara) Brown of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Luray; Mrs. P. Kauffman (Mary Catherine) Long of Luray; a brother, Jacob D. Ruffner of Luray; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Four sisters and one brother are deceased.       
           
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Apr 1971***
ERNEST E. SHORT
            Ernest Earl Short, 60, of near Federalsburg, Md., retired employee of a button factory in Denton, died Wednesday, March 31, at home after a short illness.
            He was born in Page County and was a son of the late Ashby and Bertha Blosser Short. His wife, Mrs. Gertrude V. Short, survives.
            Mr. Short was a 32nd Degree Mason; and member of Federalsburg's Nanticoke Lodge No. 17, AF and AM, Salisbury Lodge of Perfection and Baltimore's Chesapeake Consistory.
            Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Ashby A. Short of Federalsburg; seven sisters and brothers, Russell and Mitchell Short, both of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. George Collins of White Spring, Fla.; Fred Short of Norwalk, Cal. and Mrs. Maggie L. Good and Homer and Bennie Short, all of Stanley, and several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services were conducted Sunday in the Frampton Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald O. Clendaniel of Milford's Calvary United Methodist Church officiated. Interment was in Federalsburg's Hillcrest Cemetery where graveside Masonic memorial services were conducted.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Sep 1974***
MRS. TILLIE SIGLER
            Mrs. Tillie B. Sigler, 62, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Friday morning Sept. 13 at Western State Hospital in Staunton. She had been in failing health 20 years.
            Mrs. Sigler was born Aug. 23, 1912 in Shawsville and was a daughter of the late Ward and Jeanette Hollins Rutledge.
            On April 26, 1930 she married John L. Sigler, who survives.
            Also surviving are four sons, Noah and Leon Sigler, both of Stanley, Ward Sigler of CharlesTown, W.Va. and Walter Sigler of Alexandria; five daughters, Mrs. Betty Pence of Shenandoah, Mrs. Christine Breeden and Mrs. Ruth Bailey, both of Stanley, Mrs. Jeanette Shifflett of Elkton and Miss Mildred Sigler of Los Angeles; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank and Carl Ruthledge, both of Welch, W.Va., and four sisters, Mrs. Freda Parks of Baltimore, Mrs. Virginia Davis of Ft. Belvoir, Mrs. Della Edwards and Mrs. Ruth Davis, both of Galax.
            The funeral was conducted Sunday at Leake's Chapel Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Alfred Comer and the Rev. Kenzy Reed. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jun 1978***
AUBREY H. SISK
            Aubrey Henry Sisk, 73, of Stanley died Wednesday, May 24, at his residence.
            He was born Jan. 7, 1905 at Brownsville, Pa. and was a son of the late Garfield and Betsy Sours Sisk.
            He is survived by three sons, Ross Nelson Sisk of Stanley; Lewis and Earl J. Sisk, both of Front Royal; two daughters, Ila Marie Gibson of Stanley and Mary K. Short of Front Royal and five grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday, May 27, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Buddy Caviness and the Rev. O. Wendell Smith. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Mar 1973***
Mrs. Smelser               (MRS. BERTHA SMELSER)
            Mrs. Bertha Smelser, 86, of Stanley died Monday morning, March 26 at the home of Mrs. Carson Aleshire, her granddaughter, where she had been living.
            She was born Feb. 20, 1887 and was a daughter of the late John and Sarah Nauman Leak.
            Her husband, Lewis E. Smelser died Aug. 7, 1941.
            Surviving are one son, Glendon Smelser of Stanley; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Lucas of Stanley; one grandchild; five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Leake's Chapel by the Rev. Andrew Laslo. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Dec 1974***
HARRY A. SOMERS
            Harry Albert Somers, 90, of Palm Beach, Fla., a Page County native, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Palm Beach.
            He was born April 14, 1884 in Page County and was a son of the late A.C. and Elizabeth Broyles Somers.
            He married the former Maude Alice Cave, who died in 1964.
            Mr. Somers is survived by a son, Edwin H. Somers of Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Carl and Arthur Somers, and a sister, Miss Evelyn Somers, all of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Feb 1971***
H.A. SOURS
            Henry Amos (Dug) Sours, 88, of Rt. 3, Luray, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 31, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital...
            Mr. Sours was born March 22, 1882 in Page County in the Mill Creek section where he resided most of his life. He was the son of the late William Henry and Arbelia Smith Sours and grandson of Samuel W. "Chapultapec" Sours of Mexican War fame.
            He was the last surviving member of his family. Four sisters and six brothers are deceased.
            Mr. Sours was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway. He was a member of the N. & W. Brotherhood Lodge No. 577 and the Jr Order of American Mechanics.He was a member of the Lutheran Church.
            On Jan. 29, 1903 he married the former Mattie Ethel Foltz who preceded him in death on June 20, 1960. After this he resided with his children.
            Mr. Sours is survived by three sons, Voyle A. Sours of Stanley, John W. Sours of Berryville and Clark E. Sours of Boyce; three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Neva) Housden and Mrs. Carson (Clara) Foltz, both of Luray, and Mrs. Cecil (Vera) Offenbacker of Silver Spring, Md.; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. One son, Glen, and a daughter, Mrs. Vella Montgomery, are deceased.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday in the chapel of the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Hoffmeyer. Burial was in the Sours family cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Jan 1973***
MRS. LOTTIE SOURS
            Mrs. Lottie Irene Sours, 75, of Hagerstown, Md. died 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at Williamsport Nursing Home, Williamsport, Md...
            She was born Oct. 3, 1896 in Page County and was a daughter of the late David W. and Henrietta Judd Miller.
            She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hagerstown.
            On Dec. 27, 1919 she married Ernest C. Sours, who died April 2, 1966.
            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irma S. Crouch of Littleton, Colo. and Mrs. Theda S. DeGrange of Hagerstown, and three grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 May 1972***
MRS. NELLIE SOURS
            The funeral for Mrs. Nellie May Strickler Sours was conducted Saturday, April 29, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. J. Blaine Blubaugh and the Rev. William Springer. Burial was in the Sedwick family cemetery.
            Mrs. Sours died Wednesday, April 26, after being in failing health since November, 1971.
            Mrs. Sours was born May 19, 1884 and was a daughter of the late McKendra Watson Strickler and Rosa Virginia Murray Strickler.
            She was married at Fletcher’s Chapel on Oct. 11, 1905 to James L. Sours, who is deceased.
            She had been a member of the United Methodist Church since she was 12 years old and played the organ for many years at Fletcher’s Chapel, which her father built.
            She was a graduate of Von Bora College in Luray and taught school for eight years at Fletcher’s Chapel, Sandy Hook, Kimball, Compton and Rileyville. She also was a subsitute teacher for many years.
            She operated a boarding house for ten years… She had reared many needy children.        
            She is survived by a brother, Raymond Strickler of Luray; six sons, Raymons S., Leonard M. and Maurice M. Sours, all of Rileyville; Oscar T. Sours of Luray, Nelson H. Sours of Clinton, Md., and Gary C. Sours of Front Royal; six daughters, Mrs. Elinor Weatherman and Mrs. Nora Smeltzer, both of Rileyville, Mrs. Alice Clark of Browntown, Mrs. Maude Bennett of Keyser, W.Va., Mrs. Kinda Updike of Pratts and Mrs. Millie Carter of Vienna; 48 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.
            Mrs. Sours was preceded in death by two sisters, five brothers and four infant children.                                                                                                               
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Feb 1978***
RANDOLPH SOURS
            Randolph H. Sours, 57, of Rt. 3, Luray died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 7, at Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in failing health for a year.
            Mr. Sours was born Aug. 31, 1920 in Page County and was the son of the late Oscar Joseph and Lena May Hockman Sours.
            On Feb. 14, 1953, he married the former Eve Garber, who survives.
            Also surviving are a son, Steven Garber Sours of Luray; a daughter, Sindee Caye Sours of Luray, and a sister, Mrs. Doris Gravatt of Milford.
            The funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Leaksville United Church of Christ by the Rev. Thomas Sutton. Burial will be in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Aug 1970***
THOMAS R. SOURS
            Thomas R. Sours, 89, of Martinsburg, W.Va., brother of Henry Amos Sours of Rt. 3, Luray, died Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Kings Daughters Hospital where he had been a patient five days...
            Mr. Sours was born Sept. 20, 1880 in Page County and was a son of the late William Henry and Arbelia Virginia Smith Sours.
            He married the former Martha Matilda (Mattie) Knight of Stanley Feb. 28, 1906. She preceded him in death eight years ago.
            Mr. Sours had been self-employed as a local and long distance trucker during the 30's and 40's. He was a civil service employee at the Netwon D. Baker Veteran's Center until his retirement some years ago.
            He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Martinsburg.
            ...
            Surviving, besides his brother, are one son, Donald A. of Martinsburg, with whom he resided; four daughters, Mrs. Vinda Barrett of Roanoke; Mrs. Mildred Sullivan of Leesburg, Fla.; Mrs. Christine Gerthung of Youngstown, Ohio and Mrs. Jessie Moreland of Martinsburg; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and five brothers preceded him in death.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home at Martinsburg by the Rev. David C. Crawford Jr. Burial was in the Rosedale Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Apr 1974***
Mrs. Southard             (IRIS L. SOUTHARD)
            Mrs. Iris Lorene Southard, 68, of Luray died of an apparent heart attack in Charlottesville on Thursday, April 11.
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            Mrs. Southard was born Sept. 12, 1905 at Stanley and was a daughter of the late Albert V. (Bud) Kibler and the late Bessie Jane Dofflemoyer Kibler.
            On Nov. 14, 1930 she was married to William Robert Southard at Maryland. Mr. Southard died May 7, 1963.
            She was a member of the Luray Christian CHurch, where she was active in the Christian Women's Fellowship and Senior Adult Bible Class.
            Surviving are three sisters, Annie L. Seekford, Mary E. Richards, and Margaret E. Kibler, all of Luray, and a stepmother Nena Printz Kibler of Luray. One brother Earl L. Kibler Sr. of Stanley is deceased.
            The funeral was conducted Easter Sunday at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Jul 1974***
MRS. B.L. SPITLER
            Mrs. Barbara Long Spitler, 86, of Luray died Friday afternoon, June 28 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient two weeks...
            Mrs. Spitler was born April 24, 1888 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Phillip and Sarah Dinges Long.
            She was a member of Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church.
            On Nov. 9, 1910, she married Lucian Spitler, who survives.
            Also surviving are two sons, J. Pascal Spitler of Harrisonburg and R. Cleveland Spitler of Luray; four daughters, Mrs. Carson Sours of Waynesboro, Mrs. Paul Dovel of Stanley, Mrs. Ray Kite of Ayden, N.C. and Mrs. Elwood Kite of Shenandoah; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Shaffer of Luray and Mrs. Frank Ferguson of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; 18 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Sunday at the Bradley Funeral Home by Elder W.T. Daily. Burial was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 May 1972***
MRS. ELVA SPITLER
            Mrs. Elva Irene Spitler, 73, of Luray died Wednesday April 26, at the Clinton (Md.) Community Hospital.
            Mrs. Spitler had been visiting her daughter in Clinton and had been ill two months.
            She was born Aug. 31, 1898 in Luray and was a daughter of the late William Bauserman and Minnie Bradley Bauserman.
            On Jan. 24, 1919, she married Allen L. Spitler, who died Sept. 1970.
            Surviving are a son, Neal B. Spitler of Hagerstown, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Nelson Sours of Clinton, Md.; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon, April 29, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. J. Blaine Blubaugh. Burial was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.            
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 May 1978***
Funeral held for Rev. Stanley             (REV. GEORGE STANLEY)
            Funeral services for the Rev. George Lee Stanley of Shenandoah were conducted Saturday, May 6, at the Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Ennis Dean and the Rev. Sidney Gills. Burial was in the Methodist Cemetery at Shenandoah.
            The 102-year-old retired minister died Wednesday morning at the home of his stepdaughter, Margaret Huffer of Mount Solon.
            Mr. Stanley was born April 4, 1876 in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Charles and Jane Croft Stanley.
            He was a retired brakeman for Norfolk & Western Railway and was a Pentecostal minister 76 years before he retired.
            He was married twice. His first wife, the former Bessie Turner, died in April of 1952. On March 6, 1954, he married the former Cora Cassidy, who survives.
            Besides Mrs. Huffer, he is survived by a sister, Stella Powers of Hagerstown, Md.; another stepdaughter, Beatrice Owens of Staunton; three stepsons, Robert Casidy of Mount Solon, Boward Cassidy of Bridgewater and Trenton Cassidy of Staunton, and a number of stepgrandchildren.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Nov 1978***
MRS. NORA STANLEY
            Mrs. Nora Stanley, 86, of Rt. 1, Shenandoah, died Tuesday night, Nov. 28, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital shortly after being admitted.
            Mrs. Stanley was born Jan. 24, 1892 in Shenandoah County and was a daughter of the late Mary Lloyd.
            She was a member of the Shenandoah Baptist Church.
            On Jan. 26, 1907, she married Harry W. Stanley who died in August, 1965.
            She is survived by two sons, Herman Stanley of Shenandoah and Ernest Stanley of Stanley; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel M. Comer and Mrs. Nellie L. Shifflett, both at home; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home by the Rev. Hudson Nuckols. Burial will be in Field's Methodist Church Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Jul 1974***
RAYMOND STANLEY
            Raymond Ashby Stanley, 70, of 309 Pulaski Ave., Shenandoah died Monday, July 1 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital...
            He was born June 27, 1904 in Shenandoah and was a son of the late Charles A. and Carrie Hitt Stanley.
            Mr. Stanley had retired after 45 years as a conductor with Norfolk and Western Railway.
            He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Shenandoah.
            On Dec. 23, 1924 he married the former Ethel Dovel of Elkons, who survives.
            Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Frances Dorraugh of Shenandoah and Mrs. Betty Mae Batman of Sterling; three sons, Raymond L. Stanley of Heightstown, N.J., Alvin Stanley of Shenandoah and Paul J. Stanley of Falls Church; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Slaybaugh of Hagerstown, Md. Mrs. Ethel Thomas of Shenandoah and Mrs. Blanche Johnson of Elkton.
            The funeral will be conducted 4 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Assembly of God Church in Shenandoah by the Rev. Billy Melton. Burial will be in the Shenandoah United Methodist Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Nov 1976
VERNON STIREWALT
            Vernon P. Stirewalt, 93, of Luray died Thursday night, Nov. 4, at Camelot Hall Nursing Home in Harrisonburg.
            Mr. Stirewalt was born May 2, 1883 in Page County and was the son of the late Rev. John N. and Emily Hershberger Stirewalt.
            Mr. Stirewalt’s father was a pioneer in organizing Page County Lutheran churches in the 1870’s.
            On Oct. 23, 1906, he married the former Edna Maye Lucas, who died June 26, 1974.
            Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Mildred S. Coleman of Luray.
            The funeral service was conducted Saturday morning, Nov. 6, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Luray by the Rev. Ralpj W. Hoffmeyer. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Luray.                                                                                                                 
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Oct 1979***
MRS. ANNIE E. STRICKLER
            Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Strickler, 87, of Rt. 1, Luray died Sunday, Oct. 7, at Fairfax Nursing Home in Fairfax.
            She was born Sept. 19, 1892 in Page County and was a daughter of the late John and Martha Comer Strickler.
            On July 16, 1919 she married Hubert M. Strickler, who died April 25, 1963.
            Surviving are two sons, Mac S. Strickler of Winchester and James H. Strickler of Fairfax; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Cary of Schenectady, N.Y.; Mrs. Lois Foley of Oakton and Mrs. Wilma Genet of Northeast, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Aug 1978***
MRS. MAMIE STONEBERGER
            Mamie Catherine Stoneberger, 83, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Monday evening, Aug. 28, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            She was born June 4, 1895 in Page County and was a daughter of the late David Franklin and Laura Belle Campbell Alger.
            Mrs. Stoneberger was a member of Newport United Church of Christ near Stanley.
            On June 12, 1917, she married Grover Cleveland Stoneberger, who died Oct. 15, 1977.
            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna F. Dofflemoyer and Mrs. Margaret E. Cave, both of Stanley; four brothers, Solon and Herbert Alger, both of Stanley; Hugh Alger of Hagerstown, Md. and Cletus Alger of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
            The funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas Sutton and the Rev. Alfred Comer. Burial will be in the Alger family cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 4 Jul 1974***
J.G. THOMAS, Age 101, Dies At Hospital
            James Garfield Thomas, 101, a retired farmer of Tanners Ridge at Rt. 3, Luray, died late Tuesday, July 2, at Page Memorial Hospital, where he was hospitalized for the first time in his life in early June.
            ...
            Mr. Thomas was born in Page County Dec. 4, 1872 and was a son of the late John and Catherine Cave Thomas.
            His wife, the former Rebecca Jenkins, died June 13, 1968.
            Mr. Thomas is survived by four sons, Lester, Floyd and Mark Thomas, all of Luray, and Henry Thomas of Elkton; three daughters, Mrs. Vallie Cave of Luray, Mrs. Gladys Weakley of Stanley and Mrs. Cora Butler of Orange; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
            Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. Calvin Stroupe. Burial will be in the Thomas family cemetery on Tanners Ridge...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Jul 1971***
REUBEN THOMAS
            Reuben Ashby Thomas, 92, of Rt. 2, Stanley, died at 11:30 a.m. last Thursday, July 22, at Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient four days.
            Mr. Thomas was born Oct. 18, 1878 in Page County and was a son of the late John and Mary Catherine Cave Thomas. He was a farmer and was a member of Mill Creek Bible Church.
            On June 30, 1910, he married the former Lissie C. Lam. who survives.
            Also surviving are two sons, Austin McKinley Thomas and Robert Melvin Thomas, both of Luray; two daughters, Mrs. Vernie (Hattie) Meadows and Mrs. Clarence (Beulah) Sirbaugh, both of Stanley; two brothers, James Thomas and Andrew Cleveland Thomas of Manassas; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon, July 25, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. Charles W. Mathes and Roger Baker. Burial was in the Thomas cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Nov 1979***
MRS. NEVA THOMPSON
            Mrs. Neva Cave Thompson, 80, of Lynchburg, formerly of Stanley, died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 20, at a Lynchburg hospital.
            She was born May 27, 1899 at Stanley and was a daughter of the late Charlie and Lizzie Short Cave.
            Her husband, Edward S. Thompson, died Feb. 13, 1972.
            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Borden of Crystal Beach, Fla.; a grandson, Kevin Cleary of Lynchburg and two great-grandsons. A niece, Margarite Sours, and a nephew, Clifton Lowery Jr. live at Stanley and another nephew, Howard Good lives at Shenandoah.
            A brother, Rufus Cave, and two sisters Mrs. Sudie Lowery and Laura Cave, who were residents of Page County, are deceased.
            A funeral service was conducted Friday, Nov. 23, at Diuguid's Funeral Home at Lynchburg. Burial was at Lynchburg.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 Jan 1974***
MRS. DOLLIE TURNER
            Mrs. Dollie Florine Turner, 68, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Saturday at Page Memorial Hospital...
            She was born Sept. 14, 1905 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Virgie Campbell Housden.
            Surviving are her husband, Samuel L. Turner; a son, James R. Turner of Stanley; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Keyser and Miss June Turner, both of Stanley; two brothers, Leon Housden of Luray and Raymond Housden of Aliquippa, Pa.; six sisters, Mrs. Flossie Price of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Maggie Rothgeb and Mrs. Pauline Burner, both of Luray, Mrs. Ethel Painter and Mrs. Myrtle Alger, both of Stanley, and Mrs. Rena Baker of Alaska; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Tuesday at Newport United Church of Christ by the Rev. Thomas Sutton and the Rev. H.H. Jenkins. Burial was in the Leaksville Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Oct 1979***
MRS. ELLA MAE TUTT
            Mrs. Ella Mae Tutt, 79, of Meade St. Luray, died Sunday, Oct. 7, at Page Memorial Hospital...
            She was born May 15, 1900 in Page County and was a daughter of the late William H. and Viola Carpenter Bundy.
            Mrs. Tutt was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
            On Oct. 29, 1922, she married Walter Tutt, who died Aug. 19, 1955.
            Surviving are three sons, Walter Tutt Jr. of Falls Church, Donald Tutt Sr. of Annandale and Melvin Tutt of Luray; a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Smith of Luray; two brothers, George Bundy of New York City and Luther Bundy of Luray; a sister, Mrs. Florence Tutt of Luray; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10, at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. James Stewart. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Mar 1974***
MRS. ADRIA WATERS
            Mrs. Adria Susan Waters, 82, of Rt. 4, Luray died Monday morning, Marc 4, at Page Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient two days. She had been in failing health for several years.
            Mrs. Waters was born July 29, 1891 in Page County and was a daughter of the late John W. and Eliza Beahm Judd.
            She was a member of the Luray Church of the Brethern.
            On Oct. 8, 1912, she married J. Ernest Waters, who survives.
            Also surviving are four sons, Ralph, Amiss and Arthur Waters, all of Luray, and Loring Waters of Winchester; one daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Sudduth of Winchester; 20 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. One son, Alvah is deceased.
            The funeral was conducted Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. Max Fisher. Burial was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.                                         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 May 1970***
MRS. GOLDIE H. WEAVER
            Mrs. Goldie Housden Weaver, 78, of Stanley, died 10 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Page Memorial Hospital, after being a patient there for two weeks...
            Mrs. Weaver was born May 3, 1891 at Stanley and was a daughter of the late Isaac and Caroline Nauman Lucas of Stanley.
            She was a member of the Leak's Chapel Church of the Brethren.
            Mrs. Weaver was twice married.
            Her first husband, Charles Housden, died in 1919 and her second husband, Amos Weaver, died in 1953.
            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Beulah F. Dovel and four sons, C. Melvin Housden, Lloyd F. Housden, Leo W. Housden and Rufus M. Housden, all of Stanley; 25 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
            One daughter, three brothers and four sisters are deceased.
            The funeral was conducted Monday at the Leake's Chapel Church by the Elder H.E. Wakeman and the Rev. William Rodeffer. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jun 1979
LUTHER T. WEAVER
            Luther Tillman Weaver, 82, of Luray died Friday afternoon, June 1, at Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks.
            He was born Nov. 8?, 1896 in Page County and was a son of the late James Tillma and Ella Smeltzer Weaver.
            On Aug. 18, 1916, he married Rosie Jane Dodson, who survives.
            Also surviving are two sons, Charles W. Weaver of Luray and Floyd E. Weaver of West Virginia; four daughters, Mrs. Virgie Seal of Rileyville, Mrs. Margie Baldwin of Luray, Mrs. Leia Bell Henry of Bentonville and Mrs. Anna Marie Seal of Langton; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Gregg of Stafford and Mrs. Mary Wilburn of Maryland and 23 grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday, June 3, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Dave Johnson. Burial was in the Weaver family cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Apr 1972
MRS. LENA WELSH
            Mrs. Lena B. Welsh, 70, of Berryville died Monday, March 27 at Winchester Memorial Hospital.
            She was born Nov. 6, 1901 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Charles and Ella Wilson.
            Her husband, Charles Welsh, predeceased her.
            Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ella Larricks of White Post, Mrs. Pauline Wine and Miss Helen Welsh, both of Winchester; one son, Charles Welsh of White Post, four sisters, Mrs. Laura Painter, Mrs. Florence Cave, Mrs. Essie Good, all of Stanley, and Mrs. Edna Phillips of Falls Church; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was conducted Friday, March 31 at the John H. Enders Funeral Home by the Rev. Jesse E. Tate Jr. Burial was in Meade Memorial Churchyard at White Post.         
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Feb 1976
HELEN WILLIAMS
            Mrs. Helene Magalene Williams, 52, of Rt. 1, Shenandoah died of cancer at her home Monday night Feb. 2. She had been hospitalized for several months.
            She was born in Page County April 15, 1923 and was a daughter of Homer Campbell of Stanley and the late Ida Lucas Campbell.
            Mrs. Williams was a member of Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church.
            On Dec. 13, 1947 she married Bennie Williams, who survives.
            Also surviving are two brothers, Floyd and Loyd Campbell, both of Stanley, and two sisters, Mrs. Margie Stoneberger and Mrs. Lucille Cubbage, both of Stanley.
            The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Thurday) at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah by the Rev. S.A. Smith. Burial will be in Fields United Methodist Cemetery.                                                                                                                    
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Sep 1976
CLAUDE D. WRIGHT
            Claude David Wright, 76, of Rt. 1 Stanley, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 30.
            He was born Dec. 4, 1899, a son of the late John W. and Bessie Housden Wright.
            He is survived by his wife, the former Daisy Mae Good.
            Also surviving are two brothers, Harry Wright of Stanley and Virgil Wright of Rileyville; two sisters, Mary Painter of Pennsylvania and Mattie Morrison of Rileyville.
            Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Andrew Laslo and the Rev. Rodefer.
            Burial will be at Leake’s Chapel Cemetery.