Vonda V. Davis
Vonda Valera Davis, 79, of Stephens City, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Davis was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Fairview, W.Va., the daughter of Walter M. and Edith Broadwater Villinger.
She had worked for three years at Bendix Radio Corp. in Baltimore during World War II and worked a year for the Winchester City Directory.
She and her husband, an Army officer, had lived all over the United States, including Alaska, and in Japan, before retiring to Stephens City in the 1960’s.
She was a member of Stephens City United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Belle Grove Quilters Guild.
She married Lt. Col. Willis H. Davis on Oct. 12, 1940, in Winchester. Lt. Col. Davis died May 28, 1987.
Surviving are a daughter Kelda Davis Riley of Baltimore, Md.; three sons, Mark H. Davis of Winterset, Iowa, Clint D. Davis of Winchester, and Col. Walter L. Davis of Fort Bragg, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren;
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Stephens City United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kirk Nave, the Rev. Waverly Reames, and the Rev. Chad Davis officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Stephens City.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Davis, Owen Riley, Russell Konschak, Jack Turner, Ray Ewing, and Bobby Cook.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Stephens City.
Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester 22601.
Leroy M. Hill
Leroy Maryland Hill, 68, of Front Royal, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, in Lynn Care Center.
Mr. Hill was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Fauquier County, the son of Maryland and Eleanor Reid Hill. He was a maintenance man for Campbell Realty for a number of years.
Surviving are a brother, Aaron Hill of Pawtucket, R.I.; and a sister, Hattie Thompson of Front Royal.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal, with the Rev. Lorenzo Hill officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Hill Jr., Larry Hill, Marcus Hill, Steven Hill, David Williams, and William Parker Sr.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Kathryn A. Smith
Kathryn Ann Smith, 55, of 6982 Lord Fairfax Highway, Berryville, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 16, 1945, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the daughter of Carl and Mable Clark Bishop.
She owned Candle Glo in Winchester.
Surviving are her companion, George “Bud” Hutchinson; two daughters, Chrystene Groom of Warrenton and Melissa Merlette of St. Paul; two sons, William Smith II of Bealeton and Barthalomew Smith of Winchester; a brother, Robert Bishop of Jacksonville, Ark.; and eight grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester 22601.
Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, is handling arrangements.
Robert L. Lewis
Robert “Sugar” Lloyd Lewis, 57, of Front Royal, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, in Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal.
Mr. Lewis was born Jan. 17, 1944, in Fauquier County, the son of Lloyd C. and Nancy Lee Bingham Lewis.
He was a wine maker with the Linden Beverage Co. and a caterer with the Apple House of Linden.
Surviving are four brothers, Richard C. Lewis of Alexandria, Joseph Franklin Lewis, Warren Jackson Lewis, and Charles Henry Lewis, all of Front Royal; three sisters, Emma Lee Thomas of Midland, and Barbara Ann Lewis and May Dorothy Hill, both of Warrenton.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Morris Baptist Church, Hume, with the Rev. Lindsay Green officiating. Burial will be in Mount Morris Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mark Lewis, Robert Lewis, Joseph Lewis, Ronell Lewis, Billy Baltimore, and Shelton Lewis.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal, is handling arrangements.
Rachel Miller, 83, of Welltown Road, Winchester, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at her home.
Arrangements with Jones Funeral Home, Winchester, are incomplete.
M. Jean Oates
Mary Jean Oates, 73, of High View, W.Va., died Monday, March 19, 2001, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Oates was born June 1, 1927, in Gore, the daughter of J. Bryan and Nina Shingleton Constable.
She was a member of Timber Ridge United Church of Christ, High View and a homemaker.
She married Harry W. Oates on Dec. 24, 1947, in Hagerstown, Md.
Surviving with her husband, are three daughters, Elizabeth D. Wingfield and Nina J. Smith, both of High View, and Vickie O. Conneway of Bloomery,W.Va.; a brother, Linwood Constable of Hagerstown; a sister, Garlandine Rider of El Paso, Texas; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
A son, Harry W. Oates Jr., is deceased.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge, W.Va., with the Rev. Gregory R. Kenney and the Rev. Jack Wardrope officiating. Burial will be in Timber Ridge Church Cemetery, High View.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Constable, Atlee Constable, Eddie Constable, Johnny Oates, Phillip Larrick, and William Larrick.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Capon Bridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 265, Capon Bridge, W.Va. 26711, or to Capon Springs Volunteer Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 366, Capon Springs, W.Va. 26823, or to the American Cancer Society, c/o the Bank of Romney, P.O. Box 876, Romney, W.Va. 26757.
Lester B. Puffinberger Jr.
Lester B. Puffinberger Jr., 46, of Glen Burnie, Md., died Thursday, March 15, 2001, in the University of Maryland Hospital.
Mr. Puffinberger was born July 14, 1954, in Winchester, the son of Lester B. and Laurie E. Jenkins Puffinberger. He was a delivery person with an appliance company.
Surviving with his mother, of Clearbrook, are three brothers, David R. Puffinberger of Glen Burnie, Michael W. Puffinberger of Augusta, W.Va., and John M. Puffinberger of Winchester; and a sister, Joyce D. Moffitt of Dietreich, Ill.
A private graveside service was Tuesday in Mount Hebron Cemetery, with the Rev. Doug Wright officiating.
Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, Glen Burnie, handled arrangements.
John W. Rohrbaugh
John William Rohrbaugh, 25, of HC 70, Box 73D, Moorefield, W.Va., died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Capon Lake, W.Va., as a result of an auto accident.
Mr. Rohrbaugh was born Sept. 20, 1975, in Winchester, the son of Billy D. Rohrbaugh and Nicki Sparks Lynn.
He was an apprentice plumber for GLS Inc. of Winchester and attended Petersburg High School.
He was married to Rebecca Alice Gillaspie.
Surviving with his wife, are his father and stepmother, Billy and Thelma Rohrbaugh of Petersburg, W.Va.; his mother and stepfather, Nicki and Gary Lynn of Winchester; his grandfather, John Sparks of Naples, Fla.; his grandmother, Della Shreve of Moorefield; a son, Tyler Jason Rohrbaugh at home; three sisters, Laurie Eddy of Winchester, Lisa Reel of Fisher, W.Va.; a half sister, Jennifer Rohrbaugh of Petersburg; a half brother, Justin See of Winchester; and two stepbrothers, Adam Lynn of Winchester and Jason Symonette of Summerville, S.C.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg, with the Rev. Judy Vetters and the Rev. Bruce Cosner officiating. Burial will be in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Tyler Jason Rohrbaugh, c/o Rebecca Rohrbaugh, HC 70, Box 73D, Moorefield, W.Va. 26836.
St. James Service
A graveside service for Freddie Odell Jones Dean St. James, whose obituary was published Tuesday, March 20, 2001, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 30, in Arlington National Cemetery.
Jones Funeral Home, Winchester, is handling arrangements.
Joyce D. Strawderman
Joyce Dispanet Strawderman, 67, of Mathias, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg.
Mrs. Strawderman was born June 11, 1933, in Mathias, the daughter of Guy Franklin and Gladys Mary Ketterman Dispanet. She had retired from Rocco in Timberville.
She was a member of Mathias Church of the Brethren.
She married Wayne T. Strawderman on May 6, 1954.
Surviving with her husband, are three daughters, Mary Burroughs and April Basye, both of Mathias, and Nancy Gingrich of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sons, Edmond Strawderman and Craig Strawderman, both of Mathias; four sisters, Thelma Delawder of Bergton, Alma Shipe and Bernice Miller, both of Mathias, and Minnie Kline of Edom; and seven grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mathias Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Greg Quintrell and the Rev. Jonathan Hedrick officiating. Burial will be in Mathias Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Grandle Funeral Home, Broadway.
Memorials may be made to Mathias-Baker Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 89, Mathias 26812 or to Mathias Church of the Brethren.
Thomas E. Stough
Thomas E. “Tom” Stough, 77, of Panama City, Fla., formerly of Berryville and Gainesville, Ga., died Jan. 20, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Stough was born in Toledo, Ohio. He had been a construction consultant and a building inspector with the city of Oakwood, Ga.
He was a graduate of Clarke County High School. He served in the Marine Corps, with the Signal Corps during World War II.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, past-commandant of the Gainesville Marine Corps League, and a life member of the D.A.V.
He and his wife, Mary M. Stough, were married for 57 years.
Surviving with his wife, are three sons, Gary E. Stough of Cornelia, Ga., Thomas R. Stough of Franklin, N.C., and Curtis A. Stough of Charleston, Tenn.; a daughter, Ann C. Martin of Braselton, Ga.; a sister, Mary S. Nanney of Terra Ceia, Fla.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was Jan. 22, 2001, in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Southerland Family Funeral Home, Panama City, handled arrangements.
Freddie O. St. James
Freddie Odell Jones Dean St. James, 88, of Westminster-Canterbury Drive, Winchester, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. St. James was born Sept. 26, 1912, in Vandemere, N.C., the daughter of O’Conner Lee and Frances Linton Jones. She had been a registered nurse at the National Institutes of Health and retired in 1975.
She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.
She was married to Robert H.G. St. James, who died July 16, 1995. Her first husband, Paul Joseph Dean, died in 1964.
Surviving are a daughter, Paula Dean of Strasburg; and a son, Tom Dean of Little Compton, R.I.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Arlington National Cemetery.
Jones Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Elizabeth L. Reed
Elizabeth “Betsy” Lieblich Reed, 52, of Canaan Valley, W.Va., died at the home of her sister in Burke.
Mrs. Reed was born Jan. 21, 1949, in Arlington, the daughter of Col. Jerome and Patti Lieblich.
She co-owned and operated Canaan Realty in Davis, W.Va. since 1985 and had previously worked on Capitol Hill.
She was a 1967 graduate of Woodson High School in Fairfax and a 1971 graduate of Queens College in Charlotte, N.C.
She was past race director of the Canaan Timberline Ski Team and the 1998 recipient of the Bob and Anita Barton Award for Tourism.
She was married to Cary W. Reed.
Surviving with her husband, and her parents of Winchester, are a daughter, Virginia “Jenny” Reed of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; a son, Spencer Reed, at home; and two sisters, Patti S. Lieblich Woods and Virginia Calvert of Burke.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church, Winchester.
The family will receive friends following the service at Westminster-Canterbury.