Joseph W. Ritchie
Joseph "Bill" William Ritchie, 81, of Weyers Cave, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003.
A son of the late Joseph W. and Annie Bibb Ritchie, he was born Nov. 8, 1921, in New Hope. He lived his entire life in the Weyers Cave community.
Mr. Ritchie graduated from Weyers Cave High School and attended Dunsmore Business College. He retired from Houff Transfer after 39 years as secretary and treasurer.
He was a long time member of the Weyers Cave Ruritan Club and the Weyers Cave Fire Department. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Ritchie was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren.
In 1942, he married Geneva H. Ritchie, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ronald H. Ritchie and wife, Carolyn, and Barry W. Ritchie and wife, Glenda; one daughter, Teri R. Sumey and husband, Randy, all of Weyers Cave; four grandchildren, Adele McMahon and husband, Tom, Rhonda Harris and husband, Randy, Renea Harlow and husband, Duane, and Todd Ritchie and wife, Sarah, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren with Rev. Matthew Fike and Kelly Meyerhoffer officiating. A private burial will be held.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the Lindsey Weyers Cave Funeral Home or at the residence anytime.
Those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Pleasant Valley Church Cemetery Fund or to the Bell Choir Fund, 91 Valley Church Road, Weyers Cave, Va. 24486.
Charlotte L. Mongold
Charlotte Lee Hollen Mongold, 78, Hinton, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, following a long illness.
The memorial service that was scheduled 7 p.m. Saturday at the Montezuma Church of the Brethren has been cancelled because of family health problems.
Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater, is in charge of arrangements.
Wallace W. Michael
Wallace W. Michael, 78, Mount Solon, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Michael was born May 9, 1925, in Mount Solon and was the son of Newton Ami and Ada Sally Eavers Michael.
He was a member of Emmanuel Church of the Brethren, where he was a trustee, deacon, Sunday school teacher, song leader and sang in the church choir. He sang with the Spring Creek Chorus, the Rockingham Male Chorus and the Augusta Four Quartet. He loved square dancing and traveling.
He owned and operated Mount Solon Carpet, and had been a deputy sheriff with Augusta County for eight years.
On Feb. 19, 1950, he married Marcia Kiracofe Michael, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Monica Lincoln and Debra Brown, both of Mount Solon; a foster daughter, Karen Gold of Lawrenceville; a son, Wallace Michael II of Mount Solon; two brothers, Verlin E. Michael of Mount Solon and Thomas A. Michael of Broadway; a sister, Vallie M. Kiracofe of Bridgewater and nine grandchildren.
The Rev. B. Eugene Shaver will conduct a memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.
The family will receive friends at the home anytime or following the memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Church of the Brethren Building Fund, in care of Debbie Brown, Treasurer, 1003 Natural Chimney Road, Mount Solon, Va. 22843.
Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater is in charge of arrangements.
Minnie R. Donovan
Mrs. Minnie Ruth Donovan, 96, a resident of Willow Estates in Harrisonburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003.
A daughter of the late Raleigh and Bertie Bear Reedy, she was born on Oct. 31, 1906, in Rockingham County. She lived all of her life in Rockingham County and Harrisonburg.
Mrs. Donovan was a member of West Side Baptist Church and AARP. She retired from Stehli Silk Mill.
On May 4, 1928, she married Clarence S. Donovan who preceded her in death in 1973. He had retired from the state highway department after 50 years of service.
Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Johnson of Harrisonburg; one son, Clarence S. Donovan Jr. of Brockton, Mass., 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Pearl McCoach of Philadelphia, Pa. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Maxine Miles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning from the Chapel of Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Langner officiating. Burial will follow in Lacey Spring Cemetery.
Members of the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, 235 Cantrell Ave., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.
Daisy M. Haslacker
Daisy Mae Herring Haslacker, 86, Maysville, W.Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, W.Va.
Mrs. Haslacker was born Dec. 13, 1916, in Crawford, Ga., and was the daughter of the late William Herring and Mildred Cooper Herring.
She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and the American Baptist Women’s Ministries.
Her husband of 65 years, Edward Brooks Haslacker, survives.
Also surviving are a son, Robert Haslacker of Maysville, W.Va.; five daughters, Jacqueline Rumbaugh Keener, Sandra Kaye Jones and Edna Irene Ross, all of Thomasville, N.C., Anna Lee Chutes of Lorain, Ohio, and Shirley Louise Sites of Maysville, W.Va.; a brother, Richard Herring of Tampa, Fla., 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The Revs. Paul Dye, Paul Donaldson and Lynn Rohrbaugh will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harmony Baptist Church in Maysville, W.Va. Burial will be in the South Branch Memorial Gardens in Petersburg, W.Va.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, W.Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Marjorie Lee Evans Wright, 79, Jefferson Street, Moorefield, W.Va., died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Wright was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Rig, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late James Franklin "Ted" and Suella B. Henry Evans.
She was a graduate of the Moorefield High School Class of 1945 and retired after 29 years from Hester Industries in Moorefield, W.Va. She was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Moorefield, W.Va.
Her husband, Glenn H. Wright, preceded her in death in February 1962.
Surviving are a son, Joseph M. Wright of Moorefield, W.Va.; a daughter, Barbara W. Schoonover of Moorefield, W.Va.; a brother, James R. "Pud" Evans of Moorefield, W.Va.; a sister, Barbara Sue Cornell of Laurel, Md., and eight grandchildren.
Father Frank Coe will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Moorefield, W.Va. Burial will be in the Newhouse Cemetery in Rig, W.Va.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Fraley Funeral Home in Moorefield, W.Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 1019, Petersburg, W.Va. 26847, or to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 692, Moorefield, W.Va.
Warren J. Souder
Warren James Souder, 90, of Crab Run Road in Bergton, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at the Bridgewater Home.
Mr. Souder was born Oct. 7, 1913, in Bergton, and was the son of the late Charles Luther and Rhoda Virginia Nesselrodt Souder.
He was a geologist for Texaco and Bechtel Corp. He was a schoolteacher for a number of years and a world traveler.
Mr. Souder was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Bergton.
On Jan. 20, 1939, he married the former Blanche Schuler, who preceded him in death April 22, 1995.
He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Robertson of Clifton, and a grandson.
Pastor Terry Edwards will conduct the funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.
Memorial contributions may be made to the RMH Hospice, 235 Cantrell Ave., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801 or Berea College, Berea, Ky. 40404.
Ricky N. Knight
Ricky Nelson Knight, 45, of 4571 Peak Mountain Road in Fulks Run, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident.
Funeral arrangements were pending Friday night at the McMullen Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
John V. Anobling
John Vincent Anobling, 15, of 116A Eckard St., Sugar Grove, W.Va., (Navy Base) died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, as the result of complications from a stomach ulcer.
Mr. Anobling was born June 9, 1988, in Olongapo City, province of Zambales in the Philippines, and was a son of Charles E. Hawes, Petty Officer 1st class, and Salvie Anobling Hawes of Sugar Grove, W.Va.
He was a 10th grade student at Pendleton County High School. He was a Catholic and helped with Bible Class on the Navy Base. He had a blue belt in karate, enjoyed art, music, and sports.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Sasha Hawes, and a brother Ashley Hawes, both of Sugar Grove, W.Va.
Father Mario Claro and Chaplain Roland Gray will conduct the funeral 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin, W.Va. Burial will be in Olongapo City, province of Zambales in the Philippines.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
George F. Armentrout III
George Frederick Armentrout III, 54, of Beaverton, Ore., died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Maryville Nursing Home in Beaverton, Ore.
Mr. Armentrout was born July 9, 1949, in Charlottesville, and was the son of the late George and
Louise (Sandy) Armentrout.
He graduated from Waynesboro High School, Cornell University, and Stanford University. He was an electrical design engineer.
Surviving are his wife, Sue Thompson Armentrout; a
sister, Susan A. Pollard of Bridgewater; a niece and a nephew.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bear Funeral Home in Churchville, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.
Page N. Welton
Page Nelson Welton, 91, of Richmond, and formerly of Moorefield, W.Va., died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Rose Hill Nursing Home in Berryville.
Miss Welton was born Feb. 16, 1912, in Hardy County, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late Page S. and Sara Heiskell Welton.
She attended Mary Baldwin College and had been employed by the National Geographic magazine in Washington, D.C. She was a volunteer for the Red Cross in Richmond for many years and was a member of the Mooerfield Presbyterian Church.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by a number of cousins.
The Rev. Braxton Garriss will conduct a graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Olivet Cemetery in Moorefield, W.Va.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield, W.Va.
Gerald R. Rothgeb
Gerald "Jerry" Rollin Rothgeb, 68, of 730 East Main St., Luray, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Rothgeb was born Jan. 28, 1935, in Fort Monmouth, N.J., and was a son of the late Samuel Bruce Rothgeb and Nevella Lambert Rothgeb.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was the owner and operator of Blue Room Beauty Parlor for 40 years.
On Oct. 20, 1968, he married Carolyn "Lyn" Virginia Burner, who survives.
He is also survived by a son, David Gerald Rothgeb of Fort Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Margaret Elizabeth Emert of Luray, and Amy Lee Hill of Enola, Pa.; a brother, Samuel Bruce Rothgeb Jr. of Staunton; and three grandchildren.
The Rev. Ben Jenkins will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray with military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Comer Jones Post 621.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray.