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PAGE NEWS & COURIER, OBITUARIES 1980-1984

MARIE R. ALESHIRE***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 May 1981
Marie R. Aleshire
            Marie R. Aleshire, 54, of Stanley died Wednesday afternoon, May 20, at Winchester Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient ten days.
            Mrs. Aleshire was born Feb. 4, 1927 in Hagerstown, Md. and was a daughter of Cora Southard Richards of Stanley and the late Carl Richards.
            Besides her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Wanda S. Lang of Luray; five brothers, Carl Melvin Richards of Winchester, Alvin, Gene and Harold Richards, all of Stanley, and Gerald Richards of Maryland; three sisters, Ruth Gray and Brenda Osborne, both of Stanley, and Ethel Hawkins of Pennsylvania, and three grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday morning, May 23, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. Phillip Browne. Burial was in Graves Chapel cemetery near Stanley.
RANDOLPH L. BEAHM***
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 30 Dec 1982
Randolph L. Beahm
            Randolph Lee Beahm, 54, of Luray, died Monday morning, Dec. 28, at his residence...
            He was born Sept. 11, 1927, in Page County and was a son of the late Leedy Beahm and Edith Pearl Judd.
            In August, 1948 he married the former Lena Virginia McCoy, who survives.
            Surviving are four sons, Kenny Lee, Wayne Allen, Freddie Weston and Larry Randall and a daughter, Wanda Supples, all of Luray.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) by the Rev. Thomas Sutton. Burial will be in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
MRS. FRANCES BELTON***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Jan 1980
Mrs. Frances Belton
            Mrs. Frances Houser Belton, 66, of Washington, D.C. and formerly of Stanley died Wednesday morning, Dec. 26, at George Washington University Hospital.
            She was born Jan. 18, 1913 in West Virginia and was a daughter of the late John V. and Lillie Short Houser.
            Surviving are a son, John P. Belton of Manassas, a daughter, Mrs. Patricia A. Wessell of Vincennes, Ind.; two brothers, John O. Houser of Shenandoah and E. Page Houser of Stanley, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bauserman of Luray and Mrs. Lois Dienet of New Jersey.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Graves Chapel Cemetery.
THOMAS BREEDEN***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Mar 1981***
Thomas Breeden
            Thomas William Breeden, 80, of Luray, died Monday morning, March 9, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            He was born Sept. 17, 1900 in Page County and a son of the late Early and Alice Blosser Breeden.
            Mr. Breeden was twice married. His first wife, the former Edith May Dinges, died July 16, 1954.
            On Oct. 2, 1957, he married the former Lucy Berry, who survives.
            Also surviving are two sons, Thomas Lee and Rufus Breeden, and an adopted son, Charles William Breeden, all of Luray; four daughters, Frances Parlette and Catherine Richards, both of Luray, Ruby Rhinehart and Alva May Rafft, both of Stanley; three brothers, Clarence Breeden of Winchester, Neal and Reuben Breeden, both of Stanley; a sister, Eva Cave of Luray; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. John Sherfey and the Rev. Clarence Fink. Burial will be in the Yager Cemetery at Stanley...
EVA BURACKER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Apr 1981
Eva Buracker
            Eva R. Buracker, 77, of Stanley died Tuesday afternoon, April 14, at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient three days.
            She was born July 22, 1903 in Page County and was a daughter of the late David A. and Henrietta C. Dinges Rothgeb.
            Her husband, William L. Buracker, died May 24, 1951.
            Surviving are three sons, William R., Charles R. and Eugene R. Buracker, all of Stanley; a daughter, Mrs. J. David (Dorothy Ann) Weakley of Waynesboro; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, at Leaksville United Church of Christ by the Rev. Thomas D. Sutton and the Rev. David Burch. Burial was in the church cemetery...
VERSIE R. BURACKER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Jun 1981
Versie R. Buracker
            Versie R. Buracker, 78, of Luray died Saturday, June 13, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            She was born July 9, 1902 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Rev. Thomas W. Cave and Mattie L. Cave.
            Mrs. Buracker was a member of the Methodist Church.
            Her hsuband, David Buracker, died in 1944.
            Surviving are five sons, Roy and Tommy Buracker, both of Baltimore, Md., Charles Buracker of Bentonville, Virgil Buracker of Stanley and David Buracker of Luray; five daughters, Mattie Cahoon,  Fannie Brown, Geneva Lucas and Betty Buracker, all of Luray, and Mazzie Turner of Stanley; a brother, Joshua Cave of Stanley; a sister, Nancy Weaver of Stanley; 41 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, June 16, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Aldine Pence and the Rev. Mathew Burton. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
ETTA MAE BURNER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Sep 1981
Etta Mae Burner
            Etta Mae Burner, 67, of Rt. 1, Mount Jackson died Friday night, Sept. 18, at Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient a week.
            She was born June 2, 1914 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Jess and Virginia Susan Dinges Rothgeb.
            On Feb. 26, 1930, she married Rufus D. Burner, who died May 15, 1976.
            Surviving are two sons, Donald Lee Burner of Mount Jackson and Nelson L. Burner of Luray; five daughters, Phyllis Virginia Burner of Strasburg, Elsie Dorman of Oak Hill, W.Va., Sally Burkholder of New Market, Ruth Funkhouser of Winchester and Clara Burner of Mount Jackson; a half-sister, Nancy Strickler of New Market; 30 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday, Sept. 21, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Max Fisher. Burial was in Leaksville Cemetery.
WILLIS A. BURNER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Jan 1981***
Willis A. Burner
            Willis A. Burner, 75, of Rt. 2, Luray died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 7, at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville. He had been in failing health for some time.
            He was born Jan. 17, 1905 in Page County and was a son of the late John William and Susan Elizabeth Painter Burner.
            On March 23, 1944, he married the former Mary E. Sours, who survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife, are four brothers, Harry L. and James (Buck) Burner, both of Luray, Joseph Burner of Washington, D.C. and John W. Burner of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a sister, Elva Lohr of Luray.
            The body is at the Bradley Funeral Home, pending funeral arrangements...
CORA LEE BUTLER
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1982
Cora Lee Butler, 68, of Orange, formerly of Luray, died at her home Thursday, Oct. 21, following a three-year illness.
            She was born Jan. 13, 1914, in Page County and was a daughter of the late James and Rebecca Jenkins Thomas.
            Surviving are her husband, Ottile Butler; four brothers, Mark Thomas of Luray, Floyd and Lester Thomas, both of Stanley, and Henry Thomas of Elkton, and two sisters, Vallie Cave and Gladys Weakley, both of Stanley.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday morning, Oct. 23, at Walker’s United Methodist Church at Madison Mills by the Rev. Don Davidson and the Rev. Hazel Eakin. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Culpeper.                                                                       
LLOYD CAMPBELL***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Jan 1981
Lloyd G. Campbell
            Lloyd Garfield Campbell, 76, of Stanley, died Thursday, Jan. 1, at Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks.
            He was born March 16, 1904 in Page County and was a son of the late Wesley and Mary Catherine Stroupe Campbell.
            Mr. Campbell was a retired poultry grower and a member of the Dovel Hollow Pentecostal Church.
            Surviving are two brothers, Homer and June Campbell, both of Stanley, and two sisters, Daisy Freed and Avis Gray, both of Stanley.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon, Jan. 4, at the Dovel Hollow Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Aldene Pence, Tony Cubbage and Jackie Campbell. Burial was in the church cemetery.
JEFFRES W. CASH
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jan 1982
            Jeffres Wilson Cash, 61, of Luray, died of natural causes Tuesday, Jan. 5, at his residence on East Main Street.
            He was born April 29, 1920 in Rockbridge County.
            On June 10, 1942, he married the former Louise Marie Campbell, who survives.
            Mr. Cash was a veteran of World War II.
            Surviving, besides his wife, are four sons, Robert, Charlie and Tony Cash, all of Luray, and Doug Cash of Lexington; two daughters, Diane Roadcap of Washington, D.C., and Rosie Cash of Ft. Belvoir; a sister, Virginia Cash of Roanoke; and nine grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday morning, Jan. 9, at the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.                                                                         
ANDREW W. CAVE
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Dec 1981
Andrew W. Cave
            Andrew William Cave, 67, of Stanley died Friday afternoon, Nov. 27, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            He was born March 1, 1914 in Page County and was a son of the late Pete and Mamie Jenkins Cave.
            Mr. Cave had been employed by Virginia Oak Tannery. He was a member of the Freewill Independent Baptist Church at Stanley.
            He was married to the former Mamie Wilson, who survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Edward William of Stanley; two stepsons, Isaac Purdham of Stanley and James Purdham of Alexandria; a daughter, Betty Louise Price of Stanley; a stepdaughter, Mildred Elizabeth Braun of Baltimore; and a brother, Donald Cave of Washington, Va.; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon, Nov. 30, at the Freewill Independent Baptist Church by the Rev. John Sherfey. Burial was in Graves Chapel Cemetery.                                                                                                                          
FRED CAVE***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Apr 1981
            Fred Cave, 87, of Rt. E, Elkton died Wednesday, April 1, at the Bridgewater Home.
            He was born Aug. 29, 1893 in Page County and was a son of the late Newman and Susie Jane Offenbacker Cave.
            Mr. Cave lived with his son, William R. "Melvin" Cave, before moving to the nursing home.
            Surviving are his wife, Vallie Thomas Cave of Luray; a daughter, Barbara Goode of Springfield; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday, April 4, at the Elkton Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. James King. Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery.
CLETUS L. COMER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Aug 1981
Cletus L. Comer
            Cletus Lee Comer, 74, of Stanley died Sunday morning, Aug. 16, at Elder Care Gardens Nursing Home in Charlottesville where he had lived a month.
            He was born July 17, 1907 in Page County and was a son of the late Charles Trenton and Viola Cave Comer.
            His wife, the former Beulah Mae Weakley, died May 31 of this year.
            Surviving are two sons, James Leonard Comer of Stanley and Sidney Delano Comer of Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Oleda C. Gray and Kathleen C. Varner, both of Stanley, and Barbara C. Clatterbuck of Front Royal; a brother, Leon Comer of Stanley; a sister, Velma Hackley of Shenandoah; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 19, at Saint George's Episcopal Church in Pine Grove by the Rev. Jennings Hobson and the Rev. Max Fisher. Burial was in the family cemetery.
LUTHER H. COMER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Aug 1981
Luther H. Comer
            Luther Henry Comer, 80, of Rt. 1, Shenandoah died Monday morning, Aug. 17, at his home.
            He was born Nov. 29, 1900 in Page County and was a son of the late Warren H. and Josephine Comer Comer.
            Mr. Comer was a retired farmer and a member of Mount Lebanon United Church of Christ near Shenandoah.
            On Nov. 2, 1931, he married the former Hester Jane Price, who survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, Ray L. and Bobby L. Comer Sr., both of Shenandoah; two brothers, Wilbur and Paul Comer, both of Shenandoah; a sister, Marie Royer of Shenandoah; four grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 19, at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas D. Sutton. Burial was in Mount Lebanon United Church of Christ cemetery.
NOAH COMER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jan 1982
Noah F. Comer
            Noah Franklin Comer, 94, of Shenandoah died early Friday morning, Jan. 1, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital...
            He was born April 16, 1887 in Page County and was a son of the late Samuel and Virginia Good Comer.
            Mr. Comer was a retired pump mechanic for the Norfolk and Western Railway and also had been a farmer.
            He was a member of the Shenandoah Odd Fellows for 65 years and attended the First Christian Church in Shenandoah.
            On Sept. 10, 1910, he married the former Victoria Grimsley, who died March 30, 1970.
            Surviving are nine sons, Edwin W., Gilbert F., Nelson, Elby and Wayman Comer, all of Shenandoah, Durwood Comer of Rileyville, Charles A. Comer of Baltimore, Md., Merle Comer of Aliquippa, Pa., and Clarke Comer of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four daughters, Lorene Good of Shenandoah, Dorothy Alger of Aliquippa and Elva Huffman and Frances Painter, both of Stanley; 49 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday, Jan. 3, at the First Christian Church by the Rev. Harold W. Rhodes. Burial with graveside rites by the Shenandoah Odd Fellows was in Grove Hill United Methodist Church cemetery near Shenandoah.
PAULINE COMER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Apr 1981
Pauline Comer
            Pauline Blanche "Polly" Comer, 54, of Elkton died of an apparent heart attack Saturday morning, April 11, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            She was born March 28, 1927 in Page County and was a daughter of the late William and Maude Seal Merica.
            Mrs. Comer was an inspector at the Elkton Garment Company and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church near Shenandoah.
            She was married twice. Her first husband, John F. Turner, is deceased.
            Surviving are her second husband, Charles H. "Ikey" Comer; a son, William Turner of Greensboro, N.C.; a daughter, Phyllis Dean of Elkton; a brother, Sam Merica of Elkton; three sisters, Pearl Douglas of Maryland, Mary Dean of Elkton and Liz Mace of Grottoes, and four grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, April 14, at the Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Larson Cave and the Rev. Larry Hensley. Burial was in the church cemetery.
BESSIE CUBBAGE***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Oct 1981
Bessie Cubbage
            Bessie Cubbage, 84, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Thursday, Oct. 8, at Page Memorial Hospital...
            She was born April 7, 1897 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Charlie and Rendie Cubbage.
            Mrs. Cubbage was a retired employee of the New Market Poultry Plant and a member of Leakes Chapel Church of the Brethren.
            Her husband, Ernest Cubbage, died Aug. 1, 1971.
            Surviving are two sons, Freeman Cubbage of Stanley and Martin Long of Baltimore, Md.; a daughter, Velva Cubbage, of Stanley; a brother, Dewey Cubbage of Stanley; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday, Oct. 11, at Leakes Chapel by the Rev. Dale Bowman, the Rev. Mahlon Horst and Rev. John Sherfey. Burial was in the church cemetery.
GEORGE CUBBAGE***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Sep 1981
George Cubbage
            George Cubbage, 80, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Tuesday night, Sept. 15, at the Elder Care Gardens Nursing Home in Charlottesville.
            He was born May 12, 1901 in Page County and was a son of the late Robert Lee and Mazie Cubbage.
            Mr. Cubbage was a retired farmer. In April of 1920, he married Mertie Mae Lucas, who died June 24, 1974.
            Surviving are nine sons, Wayne, Marvin, Haskell, Granville, Jimmy, Joseph, Marshall and Roger Cubbage, all of Stanley, and Steven Cubbage of Luray; a daughter, Pauline Breeden of Luray; three sisters, Carrie Cubbage of Stanley, Maude Good of New Market, and Parthenia Housden of West Virginia; 39 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday afternoon, Sept. 19, at the Old Twin Valley Baptist Church near Stanley by the Rev. Charles W. Mathes and the Rev. Mahlon Horst. Burial was in the Cubbage family cemetery in Stanley.
SUSANNAH DEAVERS***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 May 1982
            A funeral service for Susannah Deavers was conducted Wednesday, May 12, in Luray by Pastor Alvin E. Cook of the Luray Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which she was a founding member.
            Mrs. Deavers died May 10 at Page Memorial Hospital.
            She was the wife of Cecil J. Deavers of Luray. The Deavers owned and operated the Hawksbill Res Home for the Aged in Luray for many years.
            Mrs. Deavers was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but spent her early childhood years in Europe when her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Swartz, who had come to the United States from Austria returned to their homeland.
            After returning to the U.S., she married Mr. Deavers in 1925 and for some eight years the couple was involved in Christian work. Mrs. Deavers took medical training and after being certified as a licensed practical nurse she worked in the treatment rooms of the Washington Adventist Hospital.
            Returning to Virginia, the Deavers opened their first home for the aged in Rileyville. Later they purchased the building known as the Bradley Mansions on Hawksbill Street, Luray, where they operated the Hawksbill Rest Home until their retirement in 1976.
SALLIE L. FERGUSON***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Aug 1981
Sallie L. Ferguson
            Sallie Long Ferguson, 88, of Pleasant Hill, Mo. died Thursday, July 20, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Harrisonville, Mo....
            She was born July 3, 1893 at Luray and was a daughter of Philip and Sarah Long.
            Mrs. Ferguson was raised in Virginia and moved to Pleasant Hill at the time of her marriage to Frank C. Ferguson on Jan. 29, 1932. He died in 1966.
            She is survived by a sister, Mary Susan Shaffer of Luray, and nieces and nephews.
            A funeral service was conducted July 23 at the Stanley and Son Funeral Home at Pleasant Hill. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
MARY ELLEN FOLTZ***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 May 1981
Mary Ellen Foltz
            Mary Ellen Foltz, 91, of Stanley died Monday morning, May 25, at MontVue nursing home in Luray.
            Mrs. Foltz was born June 29, 1889 in Page County and was a daughter of the late John William and Ellen Jane Purdham Campbell.
            On Dec. 24, 1906, she married John William Foltz, who died April 8, 1961.
            She is survived by three sons, Arthur Ray Foltz of West Milton, Ohio, Leo Foltz of Hagerstown, Md. and Lefton Foltz of Fairfax; two daughters, Mrs. Buddy Vance (Amy) Good of Luray and Edith Mae McCauley of Charlottesville; ten grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Newport Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Alfred Comer and Olen Landes. Burial will be in the Alma Lutheran Cemetery.
VERNON FOSTER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Apr 1981
Vernon Foster
            Vernon Lee Foster, 89, of Luray died Sunday morning, April 12, at the home of Jacob Lynn Cave with whom he resided.
            He was born Feb. 12, 1892 in Page County and was a son of the late David Cave and Martha J. Foster.
            Mr. Foster was a veteran of World War I.
            A funera; service was conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
HOMER N. FRAZIER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Apr 1981
Homer N. Frazier
            Homer Newton Frazier, 84, of East Main Street, Luray died Saturday, April 4, at Page Memorial Hospital in Luray.
            Mr. Frazier was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I.
            He was born Jan. 8., 1897 in Rappahannock County and was a son of the late Newton and Sally Frazier.
            On Aug. 22, 1922, he married the former Virgie Dwyer, who survives.
            Also surviving are four daughters, Reva Curtis and Dorothy Nichols, both of Fairfax, and Louise Miller and Mary Ann Courtney, both of Luray; five brothers, Todie, Roy and Ellis Frazier, all of Luray, Delaney Frazier of Middleburg and Newton Frazier of Chambersburg, Pa.; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday afternoon, April 7, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery near Luray.
RAY E. GETTS, SR.***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 May 1982
Ray E. Getts Sr.
            Ray Edward Getts Sr., 73, of Bufflick Road, Winchester, died Monday, May 17, at Winchester Memorial Hospital.
            He was born May 4, 1909, at Alma in Page County and was a son of the late Douglas and Mary Catherine Good Getts.
            Mr. Getts retired from the Virginia Department of Highways. He was a member of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in Middleway and a member of the Berryville Moose Lodge.
            On March 9, 1942, he married the former Leona Myrtle Jobe, who survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife are two sons, Charles E. Getts of Stephenson and Ray E. Getts Jr. of Winchester; a stepson, Charles S. Jobe of Stephenson; four other stepchildren, Juanita Ponn of Luray, Virginia Shepherd, Gilbert Purdham and Leo Purdham, all of Stanley; a brother, Lloyd Getts of Shawnee Nursing Home, Winchester; five grandchildren; two stepgrandsons, and two great-granddaughters. A sister and two brothers are deceased.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon, May 19, at Jones Funeral Home by the Rev. Clarke Elliott. Burial was in Shenandoah Memorial Park.
JOHNNY GOCHENOUR***
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 30 Dec 1982
Johnny Gochenour
            Johnny Gochenour, 64, of Luray died Saturday, Dec. 26, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            He was born April 30, 1917, in Page County and was a son of the late Jacob Seldon and Mattie Jane Gochenour.
            His wife, the former Gladys Alger, died Oct. 28, 1972.
            Surviving are two brothers, Floyd Gochenour of Stanley and Freddie Gochenour of Luray, and a sister, Hattie Gochenour of Warrenton.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday morning, Dec. 29, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas Sutton. Burial was in Trinity Brethren Cemetery near Luray.
EMMITT F. GOOD***
Wednesday, 23 Dec 1981
            Emmitt Franklin Good, 75, or Rt. 1, Shenandoah died Thursday morning, Dec. 17, at a Staunton hospital. He had been critically ill for a month.
            He was born May 23, 1906, in Page County and was a son of the late Samuel Preston and Mary Susan Comer Good. Mr. Good retired 10 years ago after 46 years as a carpenter foreman for Norfolk & Western Railway.
            Surviving are two sons, Bill and Sam Good, both of Shenandoah; a daughter, Betty Turner of Rt. 1, Shenandoah; a brother, David E. Good of Rt. 1, Shenandoah; three sisters, Mary Wright, Minnie Sours and Frances Shenk, all of Shenandoah; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday, Dec. 20, at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah by the Rev. Hudson P. Nuckols. Burial was in the McAlister family cemetery near Shenandoah.
LILLIE MAE GOOD***
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 23 Dec 1981
Lillie Mae Good
            Lillie Mae Good, 76, of Stanley died Saturday, Dec. 19, at University Hospital in Charlottesville, where she had been a patient 10 days.
            She was born Oct. 10, 1905 in Bluefield and was a daughter of the late Newton Fauver and Betty Cubbage Hilliards.
            On July 18, 1926, she married Leonard F. Good, who survives.
            Also surviving are three sons, Alfred F., Isaac Nelson and Billy P. Good, all of Stanley; three half brothers, Paul Hilliards of Luray and Sam and David Hilliards, both of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two half sisters, Susie Hemingway and Josie Dillow, both of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
BENJAMIN F. GORDON***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Oct 1981
            Benjamin Franklin Gordon, 87, of Springfield died Monday evening, Oct. 12, at a Fairfax hospital.
            He was born Sept. 21, 1894 in Page County and was a son of the late John R. and Martha Eppard Gordon.
            Mr. Gordon was a retired carpenter.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Bertie Collier; two daughters, Ruth Glaw of Goldvein and Helen Bromley of Springfield; a brother, John Gordon of Remington, and two grandsons.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Furnace United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Vest. Burial will be in the Koontz Cemetery.
RUSSELL K. GRIM***
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 30 Dec 1982
Russell K. Grim
            Russell Kenneth Grim, 70, of Waynesboro, died Monday, Dec. 21, at Waynesboro Community Hospital.
            He was born Jan. 21, 1911 at Stanley and was a son of the late Harry and Laura Pettit Grim.
            Mr. Grim reried in 1969 from Du Pont where he had worked 35 years.
            Surviving are his wife, Annie Fox Grim of Waynesboro; a daughter, Mrs. William (Dorothy) Sorwine of Luray; a son, Russell K. Grim Jr. of Dayton, and two grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Thursday, Dec. 24, at the Second Presbyterian Church by Dr. Ralph Piland. Burial was in August Memorial Park.
OTIS O. GRIMSLEY***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Jun 1981
Otis O. Grimsley
            Otis Olden Grimsley, 80, of Shenandoah died Wednesday afternoon, June 10, near Grove Hill. He had been ill more than two years.
            He was born Oct. 4, 1900 in Page County and was a son of the late Hubert Preston and Alice Lucas Grimsley.
            Mr. Grimsley was a retired farmer and Norfolk and Western Railway employee.
            He was a member of Grove Hill United Methodist Church and Big Lick Lodge No. 578 of the Brotherhood of Railroad Carmen of the U.S. and Canada.
            On Nov. 3, 1923, he married the former Minnie Irene Kite, who survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife, are three daughters, Tressie Souder of Broadway, Frances Grimsley, at home, and Bettie Comer of Shenandoah; a sister, Myrtle Judd of Shenandoah; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
            A graveside service was held Friday, June 12, in Grove Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. David R. Nankivell.
BEULA G. GUTH***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Mar 1981
            Beulah Gray Guth, 80, of Windsor, Vt. died Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Windsor, where she had been living for the past seven years...
            She was born in Page County and was a daughter of the late David E. and Sarah Cave Gray.
            Mrs. Guth had lived in Reading, Pa. prior to moving to Vermont. She was a member of a Lutheran church.
            She is survived by her husband, Allen Guth; three daughters, Elsie Sellows, of Windsor, Betty Haus of Douglasville, Pa. and Norma Barbera of Pottstown, Pa.; two brothers, Richard Gray of Reading, Pa. and Clarence Gray of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sisters, Josephine Wenrich of Chambersburg, Pa. and Dorothy Hensley of Elkton, and nine grandchildren.
            The funeral and burial were at Reading Monday, Feb. 23.
OWEN F. HAMMER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Jun 1980
Owen F. Hammer
            Owen Franklin Hammer, 61, of Elkton died Saturday, May 31, at his home.
            He was born April 13, 1918 in Page County and was a son of the late Charles N. and Sarah Seal Hammer.
            Surviving are his stepmother, Mrs. Mildred Lam Hammer of Elkton; a sister, Mrs. Lorraine Cubbage of Springfield; two brothers, Earl and Ray Hammer, both of Elkton, and a half brother, John C. Gordon of McGaheysville.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday, June 2, at the Furnace United Methodist Church at Elkton by the Rev. John Vest. Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery.
BLANCHE HALL***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Oct 1981
Blanche Hall
            Blanche S. Good Hall of Arlington, formerly of Page County, died Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Circl Terrace Hospital in Arlington...
            She was born Sept. 14, 1908 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Henry (Bub) and Minnie Mayes Good.
            Mrs. Hall was a member of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church.
            Her husband, David W. Hall died March 1961.
            Surviving are four sisters, Mabel Burnette and Elsie Stoneberger, both of Stanley, Rena Jones of Mt. Rainier, Md. and Opal Rhodecap of McLean.
            Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Ives Funeral Home in Arlington by Elder Gary Utz. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery.
EDNA HENSLEY***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Feb 1981
Edna Hensley
            Edna Mae Hensley, 84, of Rt. 1, Elkton died Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Elkton Manor Nursing Home...
            She was born April 18, 1896 in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Henry and Delilah Eppard Hensley.
            Mrs. Hensley lived her entire life in the Bear Lithia area near Elkton and was a member of Furnace United Methodist Church.
            In 1917, she married Alonzo David Hensley, who survives.
            Surviving, besides her husband, are five daughters, Lillian Lam of Shenandoah, Edna Glenn of Waynesboro, Marie Kisling of Elkton, Myrtle Starkie of Vienna and Lucille Meek of Grottoes; a son, Russell Hensley of Rt. 1, Elkton; 27 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted, Friday, Jan. 30, at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home by the Rev. John Vest. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens.
TOMMY HILLIARDS***
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 23 Dec 1981
Tommy Hilliards
            Tommy Hilliards, 78, of Shenandoah died Sunday, Dec. 20, at University Hospital in Charlottesville, where he had been a patient nine days.
            He was born Nov. 21, 1903, in Page County and was a son of the late James A. and Annie V. Lucas Hilliards.
            Mr. Hilliards was a retired employee of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation.
            His wife, the former Loney Grimsley, died earlier.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Bradley Funeral Home by Elder Ernest Long. Burial will be in the McAlister family cemetery near Shenandoah.
MELVIN M. JENKINS***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jan 1982
Melvin M. Jenkins
            Melvin M. Jenkins, 64, of Rt. 5, Charlottesville died Monday, Jan. 4, at his home of an apparent heart attack.
            He was born in Page County, June 2, 1917 and was a son of the late David Martin and Ethel Thomas Jenkins.
            Mr. Jenkins was a farmer.
            On Nov. 11, 1937, he married the former Ressie Downey, who survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife, are four daughters, Ruby L. Luchard and Martha L. Lynch, both of Charlottesville, Judy C. Blair of El Paso, Texas, Faye G. Nichols of Luray; four sons, James M. Jenkins of Detroit, Mich., David F. Jenkins of Norfolk, Gerald W. Jenkins of Charlottesville and Ray G. Jenkins of Jesup, Ga.; a sister, Susie Stoneberger of Luray; four half sisters, Esta Painter, Mollie Painter and Reda Purdham, all of Stanley, and Annie Lam of Mansassas; two half brothers, Dewey Jenkins of Berryville and Russell Jenkins of Detroit, Mich., one step brother, Rufus Stoneberger of Luray; 20 grandchildren, one step grandchild, five great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Belmont Baptist Church by Dr. Rudolph Wood. Burial will be in Holly Memorial Gardens...
SAMUEL O. JENKINS***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 8 Jan 1981
Samuel O. Jenkins
            Samuel Oscar Jenkins, 89, of Luray died Saturday morning, Jan. 3, at the Veterans Administration Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
            He was born Nov. 1, 1891 in Page County and was a son of the late William Nathan and Sarah Byrd Rogers Jenkins.          
            On Sept. 22, 1922, he married the former Bertie Lee Bradley, who died Aug. 27, 1967.
            Surviving are two sisters, Velva A. Printz and Marie Martin, both of Luray.
            A graveside service was conducted Monday morning in the Sours family cemetery by the Rev. Thomas Sutton.
MRS. VIOLA V. JENKINS***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Apr 1981
Viola V. Jenkins
            Viola Virginia Jenkins, 77, of Rt. 3 Luray died late Friday night, April 3, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            She was born Oct. 10, 1903 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Noah W. and Mattie Rhinehart Alger.
            Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the Newport Church of the Brethren.
            Her husband, Charles F. Jenkins, died April 22, 1974.
            She is survived by two sons, Robert L. Jenkins of Luray and Leo F. Jenkins of New Holland, Pa.; five daughters, Flossie Bailey, Ada Moyer, Martha Fox, Lorene Wilson and Pearl Thompson, all of Luray; two brothers, Elmer Alger of Shenandoah and Floyd Alger of Aliquippa, Pa.; two sisters, Elsie Frye of Winchester and Bertha Williams of Front Royal; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday morning, April 6, at the Newport Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Leroy Hulvey and the Rev. Alfred Comer. Burial was in the Alma Lutheran Cemetery.
MAMIE MAY JUDD
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 23 Dec 1981
Mamie May Judd
            Mamie May Judd, 91, of Luray died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 15, at MontVue in Luray.
            She was born April 22, 1890 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Frances and Lucindy Atkins Jenkins.
            On Nov. 13, 1907, she married Samuel Henry Judd who died July 7, 1962.
            Surviving are a son, Leslie H. Judd of Edinburg; a foster son, Virgil W. Judd of Luray; three daughters, Elsie Riley, Louise Vaughan and Zada Miller, all of Luray; a brother, Clarence Jenkins of Luray; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Friday afternoon, Dec. 18, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. James E. Cockram. Burial was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
LAWRENCE G. KIBLER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Mar 1981
            Lawrence Glendon Kibler, 66, of Rileyville died Sunday morning, March 1, at his residence.
            He was born May 16, 1914 in Page County and was a son of the late Ida Kibler.
            On March 18, 1973, he married Barbara Sue Gochenour, who survives.
            Also surviving are two sons, Richard C. Kibler and Phillip Steven Kibler, both of Luray; five daughters, Nancy Comer of Stanley, Judith Ann Miller, Connie Elizabeth Campbell and Linda Allene Aleshire, all of Luray, and Melissa Sue Kibler of Rileyville, and a brother, Clarence Kibler of Hanover, Pa.
            The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. (today) Thursday at the Page Valley Baptist Church by the Rev. James Cockram. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery...
LEEROY KITE***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Aug 1981
LeeRoy Kite
            LeeRoy Kite, 50, of Rt. 1, Elkton died Friday morning, Aug. 14, at his home...
            He was born Aug. 30, 1930 in Page County and was a son of Eula Florence Kite of Elkton and the late Celdon L. Kite.
            Mr. Kite was a farmer and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Grove Hill.
            Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Naomi M. Kite;a  daughter, Judy Shifflett of Elkton; a son, David Kite of Elkton; a brother, Forrest Kite of Elkton and four grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Upper Room Church by the Rev. Johnny Hensley and the Rev. Eric J. Moehring. Burial was in Grove Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.
JASON H. KNIGHTON***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Mar 1981
Jason H. Knighton
            Jason Howard Knighton, two-year-old son of Frederick W. and Carolyn Ann Myers Knighton of Rt. 1, Shenandoah, died early Tuesday, March 10, at University Hospital in Charlottesville.
            ...
            The child was born June 27, 1978 in Harrisonburg and was baptized at East Point United Methodist Church near Elkton.
            Besides his parents, he is survived by grandparents, Woodrow and Helen Knighton of Shenandoah and Dorothy Myers of Madison Heights.
            A funeral service was tentatively scheduled 2 p.m. today (Thursday), but arrangements were incomplete Wednesday morning. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery at Shenandoah.
EDWARD LEE KNOTT***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Jan 1980
E. Lee Knott
            Edward Lee Knott, 85, of Luray died Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Oak Springs Nursing Home in Warrenton.
            He was born Dec. 9, 1894 in Page County and was a son of the late John Edward and Maggie Wright Knott.
            Mr. Knott was a member of the Luray United Methodist Church.
            He was a retired employee of the Page News and Courier in Luray.
            Surviving are one son, E. Lee Knott Jr. of Luray; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Clark of Luray and Mrs. Patsy McCoy of Stanley; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. H. Eugene Baker. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery...
CANIE A. LAM***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Aug 1981
Canie A. Lam
            Canie Allen Lam, 82, of Rt. 2, Luray died Saturday, Aug. 15, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            He was born Nov. 9, 1898 in Page County and was a son of the late Zeb and Lourainey Meadows Lam.
            Mr. Lam was a retired employee of the Virginia Oak Tannery.
            His wife, Elsie M. Lam, is deceased.
            Surviving are a daughter, Ethel Lam of Staunton; a son, Floyd Lam of Elkton; a sister, Rita Breeden of Palmyra; a brother, Cletus Lam of Elkton; two stepsons, Ray Meadows of Timberville and Joe Meadows of Stanley; two stepdaughters, Vesta Good of Cheverly, Md. and Oneida Lucas of Stanley; five grandsons and three great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18, at the Upper Room Church by the Rev. Johnny Hensley and the Rev. John Sherfey. Burial was in Jollett Cemetery near Elkton.
ETHEL LANTZ***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Jun 1981
            Ethel Lantz, 82, of Main St., Broadway died Friday, June 12, at Liberty House Nursing Home, Harrisonburg.
            She was born Nov. 15, 1898 in Page County and was a daughter of the late James and Victoria Painter Donovan.
            Her husband, Eston Lantz, preceded her in death.
            She is survived by a son, Rudolph Donovan of Stanley; two step-sons, Laymon Lentz of Broadway and Vernon Lantz of Florida; two step daughters, Ethel Derrow of Harrisonburg and Ruth Mumbert of Port Republic.
            A graveside service was held Monday afternoon, June 15, in Graves Chapel Cemetery by the Rev. Marion Simmons.
MRS. ORA LUCAS***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Apr 1981
Ora F. Lucas
            Ora Frances Lucas, 92, of Rt. 1, Stanley died early Friday morning, April 3, at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since March 25.
            She was born Oct. 3, 1888 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Jacob and Sarah Walton Louderback.
            Mrs. Lucas was a member of the Newport United Church of Christ.
            In 1931, she married George E. Lucas, who died March 13, 1964.
            She was survived by 19 nieces and nephews, including Frances Painter, with whom Mrs. Lucas had lives since her husband's death.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday, April 5, at the Newport United Church of Christ by the Rev. Thomas Sutton and the Rev. Alfred Comer. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
PHILLIP W. LUCAS***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Jun 1980
Phillip W. Lucas
            Phillip Wayman Lucas, 82, of Elkton and formerly of Shenandoah, died Tuesday evening, June 3, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital...
            Mr. Lucas was born June 20, 1897 in Page County and was a son of the late Trenton and Ida Price Lucas.
            He retired from Norfolk and Western Railway 17 years ago.
            In July 1919, he married the former Eula Morris, who died Dec. 27, 1971.
            Surviving are a daughter, Jewel Brill of Elkton, with whom he lived seven years; a son, D.R. Lucas of Elkton; five granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren.
            A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday (today) at Rest Haven Cemetery in Shenandoah by the Rev. Alfred Comer Jr...
KEMPER MEADOWS***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Sep 1981
Kemper Meadows
            Kemper McKinley Meadows, 81, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Sunday morning, Sept. 20, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.
            He was born Oct. 5, 1899 in the Jollett Hollow area near Elkton and was a son of the late Marcellus and Cora Meadows Meadows.
            Mr. Meadows was a member of the Shenandoah Baptist Church.
            He was a carpenter and worked for some 40 years in the Washington, D.C. area before retiring to the Alma area of Page County 10 years ago. He served in the Army overseases during World War II.
            His wife, the former Nina Mae Hitt, survives.
            Also surviving are a brother, Carl Meadows of Fredericksburg and a sister, Abbie Kratz of Baltimore, Md.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home by the Rev. P. Hudson Nuckols. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Luray.
I. LEE MILLER***
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 23 Dec 1981
I. Lee Miller
            Isaac Lee Miller, 78, of 253 Queens Drive East, Williamsburg, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 15, at his home.
            Mr. Miller was a Luray native and had resided in Williamsburg for 15 years. He was well-known here for his interest in Page County's history and commissioned a comprehensive study of the county's cellar-fort homes among other studies, including research confirming the county's Massanutten settlement as the first west of the Blue Ridge mountains.
            He was a vice president of Remington Rand and president of Canadian Carbon Ribbon Limited of Toronto.
            Mr. Miller was active in the Rotary Club, the Middle Plantation Club and was a director of Williamsburg Community Hospital. He was also a member of Sankaty Head Golf Club in Nantucket, Mass.
            He was a son of the late Joseph and Henrietta Shenk Miller.
            He is survived by his wife, Virginia Wilson Miller of Williamsburg; a daughter, Virginia Lee Miller of Elizabeth, N.C.; a son, Richard Smith Miller of Charlottesville; a sister, Mrs. Mary Hardcastle of Blacksburg, and a brother, Glenn R. Miller of Burlington, N.C.
            A memorial service was held Friday morning, Dec. 18, at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Williamsburg. Burial was in Williamsburg Memorial Park.
JENNY MILLER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Jun 1980
            Mrs. Jennie Bertha Miller, 82, of Rt. 1, Luray died Monday, June 2, at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient three days.
            She was born March 13, 1898 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Simon Peter and Sarah Jane Richards Printz.
            Mrs. Miller was a member of Beth Eden Lutheran Church.
            Her husband, Clarence Lee Miller, died April 22, 1949.
            She is survived by three sons, Kirby L., George F. and William A. Miller, all of Luray; six daughters, Mrs. Viola P. Good, Miss Catherine A. Miller and Miss Florence B. Miller, all of Luray; Mrs. Sarah J. Smith of Boston, Va., Mrs. Nettie V. Houndshell of Front Royal and Mrs. Salley M. Ettare of Stanley; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon, June 4, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Umberger. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
ALBERT PAINTER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Jan 1982
Albert Painter
            Albert "Buster" Painter, 66, of Fayetteville, N.C. died Thursday, Dec. 24, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville...
            He was born Sept. 30, 1915 in Page County and was a son of the late Albert L. and Nettie Thomas Painter.
            Mr. Painter had lived in Shenandoah and Harrisonburg before moving to Fayetteville about 10 years ago.
            Surviving are his wife, Virginia Lewis Painter; a grandson, Anthony Lewis at home; a stepson, Richard Lewis of Belmont; two stepdaughters, Geraldine Shedd of Belmont, N.C. and Martene Greene of Caraleene, N.C.; two brothers, Lewis "Jim" Painter of Harrisonburg and Ralph Painter of Roanoke; four sisters, Helen Layman, Evelyn Newman, Emma Corbin, all of Harrisonburg, and Betty Heishman of Rt. 4, Harrisonburg.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday, Dec. 27, at the Hamilton-Porter Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Claude Carter. A graveside service was held Monday, Dec. 28, at Pineview Cemetery in Mount Holly, N.C.      
CON PAINTER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Jun 1981
C.W. 'Con' Painter
            Cornelius William (Con) Painter, 79, of Rt. 3, Luray died Monday night, June 15, at his home.
            He was born Aug. 11, 1901 in Page County and was a son of the late Abram and Flora Rosa Painter.
            Mr. Painter was a retired employee of the Virginia Department of Highways.
            On Oct. 20, 1923, he married the former Mollie Ann Jenkins, who survives.
            Also surviving are a son, Dennis Painter of Stanley; a daughter, Anna Belle Maye of Stanley; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Maggie P. Good of Stanley.
            The funeral will be held 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Leroy Hulvey and Elder Alvin Cook. Burial will be in Adventist Cemetery at Stanley...
EARL E. PAINTER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Nov 1981
            Earl E. Painter
            Earl Edward Painter, 65, of Stanley died of an apparent heart attack Saturday, Nov. 21, at his home.
            He was born June 29, 1916 in Page County and was a son of the late George M. and Anna Rhinehart Painter.
            Mr. Painter was a press operator 25 years at Viscose in Front Royal before retiring in 1969. He was a member of the Newport Church of the Brethren in Shenandoah.
            On March 21, 1934, he married the former Sarah Frances Louderback, who survives.
            Surviving besides his wife, are two sons, Ronnie and Earl Painter Jr., both of Stanley; two daughter, Mildred Comer of Stanley and Joyce Dofflemoyer of Luray; a brother, Richard D. Painter of Stanley; a sister, Reva Ledford of Luray, and five grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, at the Newport Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Max Fisher and the Rev. Leroy Hulvey. Burial was in the Newport Cemetery.
EARL F. PAINTER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Feb 1981
Earl F. Painter
            Earl Franklin Painter, 61, of Shenandoah died Saturday night, Jan. 31, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital...
            He was born March 3, 1919, in Page County and was a son of the late Sheldon and Effie Foster Painter.
            Mr. Painter was a retired brakeman for the Norfolk and Western Railway and a deacon of the First Christian Church.
            He served in an Army railroad battalion in Europe during World War II and was a member of Avis O. Comer Veterans of Foreign Wars.
            On Nov. 1, 1948, he married the former Gertrude Tate, who survives.
            Also surviving are a brother, Lynn Painter of Virginia Beach, and three sisters, Clara Kibler and Catherine Dinges, both of Luray, and Doris Hansbrough of Shenandoah.
            A graveside service was conducted Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, in the Evangelical United Brethren Church Cemetery by the Rev. Harold W. Rhodes.
LILLIAN V. PLUMB
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Jun 1980***
Mrs. Lillian V. Plumb
            Mrs. Lillian Vernell Plumb, 81, of Shenandoah died Thursday morning, May 29, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital...
            She was born May 9, 1899 at Quicksburg and was a daughter of the late Gilbert A. and Armitta Warble Zirkle.
            Mrs. Plumb was a member of the Mount Olivet United Church of Christ near McGaheysville.
            She was married to William H. Plumb, who died May 7, 1961.
            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Knighton of Shenandoah; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday, May 31, at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah by the Rev. William F. Atwell Sr. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery.
JAMES R. PURDHAM
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 23 Dec 1981***
            James Russell Purdham, 74, of Montpelier Station died Wednesday, Dec. 16, at his home.
            He was born July 18, 1907 in Page County and was a son of the late Martin and Lydia Knight Purdham.
            Mr. Purdham was an employee of the Montpelier Farms and a member of the Church of Christ in Luray and Culpeper.
            Surviving are his wife, Onie Lam Purdham of Montpelier Station; three daughters, Mary Elizabeth Sprouse of Barboursville; Peggy Ann Marks of Aroda, Pearl Jean Carpenter of Culpeper and nine grandchildren.
            Graveside services were conducted Friday, Dec. 18, in Graham Cemetery by Brother Charles Boykins and Brother James Kilpatrick.
JOHN D. PLUM
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jan 1982
John D. Plum
            John David Plum, 73, of Shenandoah died Saturday, Jan. 9, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where he had been admitted earlier in the day.
            He was born Nov. 17, 1908 in Page County and was a son of the late Walter and Deliah Kite Plum.
            Mr. Plum worked 30 years in the Norfolk & Western Railway maintenance division before retiring in 1974.
            He was a member of Mount Lebanon United Church of Christ near Shenandoah, the Brotherhood of Maintenance Employees and the American Association of Retired Persons.
            On March 26, 1928, he married the former Gladys Irene May, who survives.
            Surviving, besides his wife, are three sons, Gene Plum of Shenandoah, John D. Plum Jr. of Bassett and Kenneth Plum of Reston; three sisters, Virginia Plum, Kathryn Owens and Edith Mattingly, all of Maryland; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Mount Lebanon by the Rev. Thomas Sutton and the Rev. Johnny Hensley. Burial was in the church cemetery.                
WILEY PLUM***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Jan 1980
Wiley Plum
            Wiley Plum, 73, of Shenandoah died Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, at McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in failing health four years.
            He was born Aug. 4, 1906 in Shenandoah and was a son of the late Walter A. and Delilah Kite Plum.
            Mr. Plum, a retired clerk for the Norfolk and Western Railroad, served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 106 in Shenandoah and was an honorary member of the Newport-Grove Hill Ruritan Club.
            He was a member of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee of the church and cemetery, and superintendent of the Sunday School for 40 years.
            On April 6, 1927, he married the former Florean Comer, who survives.
            Also surviving are one son, Carl Lee Plum of Woodstock; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Wolvertown of Richmond; a brother, John Plum of Shenandoah; three sisters, Miss Virginia Plum, Mrs. Katherine Owens and Mrs. Edith Mattingly, all of Upper Marlboro, Md.; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
            A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church by the Rev. Janet L. Parrish and the Rev. David R. Nankivell. Burial will be in the church cemetery.                                                                        
EDGAR PRICE***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Aug 1981
Edgar B. Price
            Edgar B. Price, 67, of Martinsburg, W.Va. died Monday, Aug. 3, at Martinsburg.
            He was born April 28, 1914 in Page County and was a son of the late Benjamin and Lucy Price.
            Mr. Price served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
            Surviving are his wife, Catherine V. Price of Martinsburg; three sons, John Price of Richmond, Charles Price of Martinsburg and James Price of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; four daughters, Betty Alexander of Martinsburg, Charlotte Painter of Luray, Elsie Locke of Bunker Hill and Peggy Franklin of Swan Pond, W.Va.; three sisters, Agnes Pendergast and Olie Dean, both of Stanley, and Polly Short of Harrisonburg; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
            He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Price and three sisters, Florrie Seekford, Daisey Price and Molly Wright.
            A funeral service will be conducted today (Thursday) at the Rosedale Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
BEULAH V. PURDHAM***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 May 1981
Beulah V. Purdham
            Beulah V. Purdham, 85, of Stanley died late Sunday, May 24, at Page Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient seven days.
            Mrs. Purdham was born Nov. 12, 1895 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Noah and Sarah Price Good.
            She married Wylie Purdham, who died Nov. 19, 1959.
            Surviving are a son, Ivan Purdham of Stanley; a sister, Bernice Wilson of Stanley; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon, May 27, at the Stanley United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Burch and the Rev. Orrie Harrison. Burial was in Graves Chapel Cemetery near Stanley.
CARROLL B. RACER
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Jun 1980
Carroll B. Racer
            Carroll B. Racer, 81, of Rt. 1, Luray died Saturday evening, May 31, at his home.
            Mr. Racer was a retired Norfolk and Western Railway conductor.
            He was born March 25, 1899 in Page County and was a son of the late William L. and Alice N. Fristoe Racer.
            On Jan. 9, 1930, he married the former Carrie Shenk, who survives.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday morning, June 3, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Hall. Burial was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
DAISY P. RACER
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1982
            Daisy Pearl Racer, 72, of Luray died Sunday, Oct. 24, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient four weeks.
            She was born Nov. 5, 1909 and was a daughter of the late Adam and Caroline Smelser Sours.
            On Dec. 19, 1945, she married Clyde F. (Jerry)Racer, who survives.
            Surviving, besides her husband, is a sister, Lillie Jenkins of Berryville.
            A funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 27, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. O.L. Martin. Burial was in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.                    
RUSSELL J. SEAL
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jan 1982
Russell J. Seal
            Russell Jennings Seal, 72, of Elkton died Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            He was born Aug. 10, 1909, in Page County and was a son of the late Benjamin N. and Edna Merica Seal.
            Mr. Seal had been a boiler fireman in the Washington, D.C. area until he retired 10 years ago.
            Surviving are a sister, Abby McDevitt of Shenandoah; and three brothers, Clarence, Lud and Wilson Seal, all of Elkton.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday, Jan. 10, at Furnace United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Vest. Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery.                                             
ALBERT A. SEASTROM***
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 30 Dec 1982
Albert A. Seastrom
            Albert A. Seastrom of Stanley died Friay, Dec. 25, at the Elder Care Nursing Home in Charlottesville.
            He was born Sept. 13, 1910 at Highland Springs.
            His wife, the former Rosie Z. Lucas, died Jan. 21, 1973.
            Surviving is a brother, J.H. Seastrom of Sandstrom.
            A graveside service was conducted Tuesday afternoon at Evergreen Cemetery in Luray by the American Legion.
WILMER F. SEEKFORD***
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 30 Dec 1982
Wilmr F. Seekford
            Wilmer Franklin Seekford, 80, of Stanley died Friday morning, Dec. 25, at Page Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient 17 days.
            He was born May 4, 1901, in Page County and was a son of the late Harry and Flora Cubbage Seekford.
            Mr. Seekford was a retired employee of the Virginia Highway Department.
            Surviving are his wife, the former Phoebe Magdalene Johnson; a stepdaughter, Gail Tysinger of Lexington, N.C.; five brothers, Robert, Floyd and Forest Seekford, all of New Market, Harry Seekford of Timberville and John Seekford of Mount Jackson; two sisters, Rada Wine of New Market and Dorothy Green of Edinburg.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon, Dec. 28, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Dale Bowman, the Rev. H.H. Jenkins and Ethel Painter. Burial was in the Alma Lutheran Cemetery.
HARRY F. SHORT***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Mar 1981
Harry F. Short
            Harry Franklin Short, 76, of Stanley died Sunday morning, March 1, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
            He was born June 18, 1904 in Page County and was a son of the late Charley F. and Maggie S. Short.
            He is survived by a brother, Charles W. Short of Stanley, and four sisters, Myrtle Presgraves, Beulah Dinges, Nellie Purdham and Mary Stillwell, all of Stanley.
            The funeral was conducted Tuesday, March 3, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. O. Wendell Smith. Burial was in the family cemetery.
ARTIE C. SOURS***
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 30 Dec 1982
Artie C. Sours
            Artie C. Sours, 96, of Luray died Saturday, Dec. 26, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            He was born Oct. 18, 1885, in Page County and was a son of the late Philip and Cozette Sours.
            Mr. Sours was a member of Morning Star Lutheran Church.
            His wife, the former Annie L. Judd, is deceased.
            Surviving are a son, Floyd Sours (no address available); three daughters, Mrs. Pete (Linda M.) Vaughan of Luray, Mrs. Amos (Anita Cleo) Ellis of Bradshaw, Md. and Clara G. Sours of Erie, Pa.;12 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Umberger. Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery...
E. (SLIM) SOURS***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 May 1982
E. (Slim) Sours
            Emmett (Slim) Sours, 59, of Charlottesville died Friday, May 7, of a heart attack.
            He was born in Page County and was a son of the late John A. and Ollie Blanche Sours.
            He was married to Dorothy Price Sours of Charlottesville.
            Among his survivors are a sister, Ida Walters of Catalett and a number of nieces and nephews.
            The funeral was held in Charlottesville.
VOYLE A. SOURS***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Feb 1981
Voyle A. Sours
            Voyle Amos Sours, 75, of Stanley died Thursday evening, Jan. 29, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital...
            He was born April 17, 1905 in Page County and was a son of the late Henry Amos and Mattie Ethel Foltz Sours.
            Mr. Sours served and was wounded in the Army during World War II. He later worked for the Norfolk & Western Railroad for 22 years, the American Viscose Co. and was a retired carpenter for Crestwood Construction Co. of Arlington.
            Mr. Sours was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church.
            Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Bonnie Wanda Griffith, and a step daughter, Vonnie G. Blosser, both of Stanley; a stepson, James B. Bates; two brothers, John Sours of Berryville and Clark Sours of Boyce; three sisters, Neva Housden and Clara Foltz, both of Stanley, and Vera Offenbacker of Silver Spring, Md.; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and a step great-grandson.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon, Feb. 2, at the Stanley Baptist Church by the Rev. O. Wendell Smith. A military graveside ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery in Luray was conducted by the U.S. Army of Fort Belvoir.
WILLIAM L. SOURS***
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 23 Dec 1981
William L. Sours
            William Lee Sours, 67, of Stanley, died Thursday morning, Dec. 17, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            He was born Oct. 7, 1914, in Page County and was a son of the late Henry Cleveland and Mattie Belle Sours.
            Mr. Sours had worked for a steel plant at Gainesville before retiring.
            Surviving are four brothers, Earl and Virgil Sours, both of Luray, Claude Sours of Charles Town, W.Va., and James Sours of Culpeper, and five sisters, Edith Fowler of Buchanan, Dorothy Blosser of New Market, Mary Huffman of Stanley and Annie Woodward and Elizabeth Dovel, both of Luray.
            A funeral service was conducted Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Jones. Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.
H. LUCIAN SPITLER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 Jan 1980
H. Lucian Spitler
            H. Lucian Spitler, 96, of Luray died Monday evening, Dec. 31, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            He was born July 30, 1883 in Page County and was a son of the late Jacob and Betty Ellen Long Spitler.
            Mr. Spitler was a retired building contractor and a member of the Luray Church of the Brethren.
            On Nov. 9, 1910, he married the former Barbara Long, who died June 28, 1974.
            Surviving are two sons, Pascal J. Spitler of Harrisonburg and Richard Cleveland Spitler of Luray; four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sours of Waynesboro, Mrs. Frances Dovel of Stanley, Mrs. Gretchen Kite of Alydene, N.C., and Mrs. Estaline Kite of Williamsburg, 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Luray Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Max Fisher. Burial will be in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery...
HESTER STONEBERGER***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 May 1981
            Hester Mae Stoneberger, 72, of Rt. 1, Stanley died Friday afternoon, May 22, at Winchester Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient 13 days.
            Mrs. Stoneberger was born May 23, 1908 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Dolly Campbell.
            She was the widow of Melvin Stoneberger.
            Surviving are two sons, Freeman L. and Julian N. Stoneberger, both of Stanley; a brother, June E. Campbell of Stanley; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon, May 25, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by the Rev. H.H. Jenkins. Burial was in the Hilliards Chapel Cemetery near Stanley.
MRS. PATTIE L. WEAKLEY***
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Jun 1980
Mrs. Pattie L. Weakley
            Mrs. Pattie Lee Weakley, 78, of Rt. 2, Stanley died Tuesday, June 3, at Page Memorial Hospital.
            She was born March 23, 1902 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Robert and Bessie Gray Jenkins.
            Her husband, Daniel Cleveland Weakley, died Jan. 7, 1960.
            She is survived by two sons, Homer Weakley of Stanley and Robert Weakley of Richmond; three daughters, Mrs. Stella V. Gray and Mrs. Amanda Gray, both of Richmond, and Mrs. Sue Downey of Rochelle, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Kirkman and Mrs. Mary Gray, both of Stanley, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
            A funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Bradley Funeral Home by the Rev. Jennings Hobson and the Rev. Philip Browne. Burial will be in the Weakley family cemetery in Pine Grove.
BERNICE M. WILSON
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Oct 1982
            Bernice Mae Wilson, 89, of Stanley died Sunday morning, Oct. 24, at Page Memorial Hospital in Luray.
            Mrs. Wilson was born Sept. 5, 1893 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Noah and Sarah Price Good.
            In 1922, she married Charles William Wilson, who died Dec. 16, 1961.
            A funeral service was conducted Tuesday morning, Oct. 26, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray by Elder Ernest Long. Burial was in Graves Chapel Cemetery near Stanley.                                                                                                                          
JAMES A. WYANT***
Page News & Courier, Wednesday 30 Dec 1982
James A. Wyant
            James Arthur Wyant, 69, of Shenandoah died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 24 at Page Memorial Hospital.
            ...
            He was born Aug. 9, 1912 in Page County and was a son of the late Jacob L. and Maggie Jane Hensley Wyant.
            Mr. Wyant retired in 1956 after 17 years with Merck and Co. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Gooden Brothers VFW Post at Elkton.
            On Jan. 17, 1930, he married the former Ethel Virginia Alger, who survives.
            Also surviving are a son, Wade Wyant of Elkton; five daughters, Hazel Smith of Elkton, Lois Thomas of Luray, Elizabeth Knight of Penn Laird and Evelyn Guyer and Anna Ashenfelter, both of Harrisonburg; three brothers, Robert Wyant of Hancock, Md., Wilmer Wyant of Philadelphia and Paul Wyant of Penn Laird; six sisters, Nellie Taymon of Glen Burnie, Md., Pauline Smithwick of Richmond and Hester Cubbage, Fannie Comer, Viola Dean and Lelia Meadows, all of Elkton; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
            A funeral service was conducted Sunday at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home by the Rev. Dale E. Bowman. Burial was in the Koontz Cemetery near Shenandoah.