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Charles L. Clifton
Charles L. "Chucky" Clifton, 12, of Bergton, died Monday, June 9, 2003, from injuries he suffered in a four-wheeler accident. Chucky was born May 24, 1991, in West Virginia, and was a son of Rose Marie Milstead Conley and the late Gary Lee Clifton. He was a sixth-grader at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School. He enjoyed fishing, fourwheeling, football and singing. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Timothy Dale Clifton at home; his stepfather, Jeff Conley of Fulks Run; his grandparents, Eugene and Marie Milstead of Mount Solon, and Charles and Eva Clifton of Goshen; and stepgrandmother, Alma Conley of Fulks Run. The Rev. Charles Clinedinst will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Friday at the Mount Solon Pentecostal Church. Burial will follow at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Mount Solon. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the McMullen Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Floyd B. Sours
Floyd B. Sours, 85, of Harrisonburg, and formerly of Luray, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Avante at Harrisonburg. Funeral arrangements were pending Tuesday night at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Beverly B. Good
Beverly B. Good of Bridgewater, age 65, died suddenly on Monday (June 9, 2003) at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mr. Good was born on Aug. 29, 1937, in Harrisonburg to the late Clifford and Virginia (Bowman) Good. Beverly was a graduate of Bridgewater College and Bethany Seminary. Mr. Good was a retired Church of the Brethren Pastor. He served churches for 36 years in Augusta County and Western Pennsylvania. He was very active in service and mission projects and especially enjoyed working with youth groups. He loved track and field, both running and officiating. Since retiring, he continued to assist with many high school and college track events along the East Coast. He was a member of the North River Ruritan Club and the Augusta County Youth Commission. He was an active member and Sunday school teacher at Moscow Church of the Brethren, and recently finished writing a history of the church. He is survived by his devoted wife, Janet, of 42 years; one daughter, Margie Ratzlaff and her husband, Steve, of Charlotte, N.C.; one son, Gerald Good and his wife, Janene, of Harrisonburg; three brothers, Carson Good and his wife, Carolyn, of Port Republic, Garnett Good and his wife, Ginger, of Port Republic and Lowell Good and his wife, Idella, of Lynn Haven, Fla. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Michael, Melissa and Matthew Ratzlaff. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Hamrick Funeral Home, 18 W. Frederick Street, Staunton, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at the Moscow Church of the Brethren at 2 p.m. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heifer Project International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, Ark., 72203, or to the Brethren Volunteer Service, c/o Church of the Brethren General Offices, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, Ill., 60120-1694.

Christopher A. Bunker
Christopher Anthony Bunker, 42, 577 Canterburg Road, Stephens City, Virginia, 22655, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000 in Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, Virginia. Mr. Bunker was born on December 1, 1958, the son of Arthur and Marlene Bunker of Prairie Village, Kansas. He was an attorney in Stephens City and Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, and the Frederick County Bar Association. Mr. Bunker was very interested in theater, the arts and music. He was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Kansas School of Law. Mr. Bunker lived in Cape Canaveral and practiced in Cocoa Beach, Florida from 1987 to 1990, then moved to Virginia where he began a practice in Stephens City. Mr. Bunker married Christine L. Smith on January 20, 1990 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. He is survived by his wife, his parents and three brothers, Arthur Stuart Bunker III and wife Elizabeth, John Raymond Bunker and wife Trace, and William Martin Bunker. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2000 from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Handley Regional Library, c/o Mary Jane and James L. Bowman Library, P.O. Box 58, Winchester, Virginia, 22604.

Ruth E. Mauck
Ruth Elizabeth Mauck, 82, 2527 Wilson Blvd., Winchester, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at her daughter s home in Antioch, Ill. Mrs. Mauck was born Aug. 19, 1918, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Minor and Annie Wheelbarger Hilbert. She was a member of Salem Church of the Brethren. She was a housewife and worked at M.J. Grove Lime Co. as an office employee and Eldridge Lemley Photograph Studio. She donated her time and home as a volunteer for the New York Fresh Air Children s Foundation. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Marcus Mauck. Surviving are three daughters, Betty Meyer, Antioch, Ill., Mary Strickland, Winchester, and Deborah Goode, Strasburg; three sons, Dallen Mauck, Lusby, Md., and James Mauck and Dennis Mauck, both of Winchester; four brothers, Ernest Hilbert, Roy Hilbert, Charlie Hilbert and Ira Hilbert, all of Harrisonburg; two sisters, Delphia Richard, Winchester, and May Harold, Bridgewater; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The Rev. Doug Wright will conduct the funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday at Stover Funeral Home in Strasburg. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Stephens City. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening at the funeral home.

Kathy J. Vandall
Kathy Jo Vandall, 40, 740 Honeyville Road, Timberville, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Vandall was born Aug. 5, 1960, in Fairfax, and was a daughter of the late William and Margie Zickafosse Hutchinson. She worked in the accounting department at Blue Ridge Trust in Basye. Surviving are her husband, Lucian Vandall, Timberville; two sons, Ricky Vandall and Robert Vandall, both of Timberville; one daughter, Tammy Vandall, West Virginia; three sisters, Kimberly Bailey, Athens, Tenn., Karen Major, Plant City, Fla., and Karolyn Stewart, Alexandria; one brother, Craig Hutchinson, Falls Church; and one grandson. A memorial service will be held Sunday afternoon at the Vandall residence, where friends may call anytime Sunday afternoon. The body was cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one s choice. Arrangements are by Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Wilma F. Thompson
Wilma F. Thompson, 76, formerly of Petersburg, W.Va., died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home in Oakland, Md., where she had resided the past 12 years. Mrs. Thompson was born Nov. 20, 1924, in Moorefield, W.Va., and was a daughter of the late William Crowe and Miley (Rumors) Crowe Mongold. Survivors include one son, Wesley A. Thompson, Moorefield, W.Va.; one daughter, Carol F. Ours, Dorcas, W.Va.; one sister, Rosalee Michael, Montrose, Colo.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The Rev. Thomas "Sam" Goldizen will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, W.Va. Burial will follow in Ours Family Cemetery in Rough Run, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Carol F. Ours, HC 33, Box 2318, Dorcas, W.Va. 26847.

Sidney T. Smith
Sidney Traeger Smith, 90, a resident of 1385 Devon Lane in Harrisonburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mr. Smith was born Nov. 7, 1910, in Peoria, Ill., and was a son of the late Earl Vermont Smith and Nina Sarah Anderson Smith. He graduated from Walkerton High School in Indiana, and was a life-long resident of the Walkerton and Hamlet communities. He was a retired farmer and was a dealer for Dekalb Seed Co. for 50 years. He attended Tracy United Methodist Church. On March 21, 1927, he married Josephine T. Bierly Smith, who preceded him in death on Nov. 19, 1998. Surviving are one son, Dr. Thomas A. Smith of Harrisonburg; one brother, Oliver Smith of Iowa; and four grandchildren. Dr. Paul O Gorek will conduct a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday from Bethlehem Brethren Church. The burial was held earlier in Woodlawn Cemetery in Walkerton, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Brethren Church, 178 Pleasant Hill Road, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801, in his memory. Arrangements are by the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home.

Doris J. Dean
Doris Jean Dean, 55, of Mount Pleasant Road in Elkton, died Thursday Dec. 7, 2000, of an apparent heart attack, at her home. She had been in ill health for the past several years. Mrs. Dean was born April 17, 1945, in Rockingham County, and was the daughter of Virginia Wease McDonaldson Gibson of Grottoes, and the late Charles Edward McDonaldson Sr. She was a member of the Church of Faith in Shenandoah. On Jan. 22, 1971, she married Eddie W. Dean, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Larry Dean Jr., Fulks Run, Kenny Gibson, Shenandoah, Marty Gibson and Jeffrey Dean, both of Elkton; three daughters, Sherry Martin, Elkton, Mary Hemp, of Grottoes and Belinda Cubbage of Mount Crawford; three brothers, Richard McDonaldson and Charlie McDonaldson, both of Fulks Run, and Jerry McDonaldson of Waynesboro; three sisters, Mable Lam, Grottoes, Shirley Comer, Harrisonburg and Mary Ellen Gibson of Penn Laird; and 15 grandchildren. The Rev. Larry Hensley will conduct a funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Faith in Shenandoah. Burial will follow at the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 this evening at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton.

Wallace E. Cardwell, Jr.
Wallace E. Cardwell Jr., 69, 1599 Shipwreck Drive in New Market, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn. He was the husband of Janet Cardwell. Arrangements are pending, and will be announced by the Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.

Steve Senic
Steve Senic, 88, of Franklin, W.Va., died Wednesday morning, Nov. 14, 2001, at the Pendleton Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 20, 1913, in Galitzen, Pa., and was a son of Joseph and Mathilda Gabor Senic. In addition to his parents, Mr. Senic was preceded in death by two wives, Lelia S. Meadows and Plina H.B. Senic. He is survived by one daughter, Betty Dixon and her husband, Charles, of McGaheysville; one brother, George Senic of Bowden, W.Va.; four stepsons and their wives, Elwood and Louise Bartlett, C.L. and Shirley Bartlett, Herman G. Jr. and Susan Bartlett, and Thomas and Tammy Bartlett; two grandchildren, Melody Dalen of Franklin, W.Va., and Stephany Flory of McGaheysville; four great-grandchildren, Kyla and Seth Roach and Emma and Sara Dalen; and seven step-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin, W.Va. with the Rev. Paul A. O Gorek officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident s Endowment Fund, Pendleton Nursing Home, P.O. Box 700, Franklin, W.Va. 26807. Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

Mamie G. Emswiler
Mamie G. Emswiler, 90, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at the Bridgewater Home, where she had been a resident since 1993. Mrs. Emswiler was born May 6, 1911, in Harrisonburg, and was the daughter of the late Bowman Shuldon and Mary Elizabeth Keister Gilmer. She lived most of her life in the Linville community and was a member of the Linville United Methodist Church. She served as the primary class Sunday School teacher and provided flowers for the church sanctuary for many years. She was employed by Stehli Silk Mill and also worked in the deli department at Mick or Mack. She was a member of the WCTU; the Woodland Hills Extension Club, and the Linville Edom Senior Citizens Club. On June 19, 1938, she married Allen Z. Emswiler, who preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1993. Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth A. Garber, Bridgewater; and Mary M. Hammond, Manassas; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The Rev. J. Blaine Blubaugh and Rev. Charlene Landes will conduct a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Linville United Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Weekday Religious Education, P.O. Box 835, Harrisonburg, Va. 22803 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 734, Harrisonburg, Va. 22803.

Herman S. Neighbours
Herman S. (Jim) Neighbours, 72, of 4403-B Willow Pond Rd., West Palm Beach, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001. Mr. Neighbours was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Rustburg, and grew up in Lynchburg. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in Germany, Japan and Korea. He worked for the Ford Motor Company for over 30 years, primarily in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. An avid golfer, he retired to the West Palm Beach, Fla. area from Reston, in 1992, so he could play golf year round. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Charlotte Chandler Gibson Neighbours; a son, Rick Neighbours, West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Darla Meyer, Orlando, Fla., a step-daughter, Carla Gibson Wagner, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; a brother, Clyde Neighbours; three sisters, Anita, Audrey and Barbara Ann; one grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews. Rev. Don Fridinger will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Union Chapel Cemetery at Weyers Cave. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home.

Millard W. Pettit
Millard Wilfort Pettit, 85, 138 Brock Drive, Stanley, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001. Mr. Pettit was born Dec. 8, 1915, in Stanley, and was a son of the late George Nixon Pettit and Julia Esther Pettit. He was a garment cutter and textiles worker for Lillian Sportswear in Front Royal. He was also a former Stanley councilman; member of Stanley Baptist Church, and deacon, VFW Stanley Post 7899, American Exprisoners of War Bob Frakes Chapter in Harrisonburg. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. On Dec. 1, 1945, he married Janice Myra Wilson, who survives. In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Douglas Clinton Pettit and John A. Pettit, both of Luray; a brother, Homer H. Pettit, Lyndhurst; six sisters, Ethel May Pettit and Esther Prince, both of Stanley; Nellie Reggettz, Luray; Ruth Johnson, Sanford, N.C.; Edith Barre, North Port, Fla.; Janet Zatt, Parma, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Dr. Larry B. Patton will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stanley Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Graves Chapel Cemetery in Stanley. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray.

Bernard R. Sours Sr.
Bernard Richard "Dick" Sours Sr., 64, 222 Hollow Run Road, Luray, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at McDowell. Mr. Sours was born Nov. 18, 1936, in Luray, and was a son of the late Robert William Sours and Lottie Elnora Sours. He was employed as a roofer. He was a U.S. Army veteran. In 1958, he married Connie Lou Atkins, who survives. In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Vickie S. Hilliards, Stanley; Tina V. Hilliard and Lori S. Foster, both of Luray; two sons, Bernard Richard Sours Jr., Bonita Springs, Fla.; and Charles William Sours, Stanley; three brothers, Granville Roscoe Sours, Charlottesville; Ray William Sours and Earl Franklin (Tink) Sours, both of Luray; four sisters, Gladys Marie Sours, Manassas; Nina Mae Gray and Joyce Ann Knight, both of Luray; and Murle Elizabeth Broy, Front Royal; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Rev. Charles R. Turner will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home, or the residence anytime. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Page County Unit, P.O. Box 787, Luray, Va. 22835.

Bobby L. Smith
Bobby Lee Smith, 66, 3162 James Branch Road, Harrisonburg, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at his residence. Mr. Smith was born July 28, 1935, in W.Va., and was a son of the late Fred Alston and Nellie Hinkle Smith. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, and was a member of Damascus Church of the Brethren in Criders. He worked at H.F.P. in Harrisonburg for 20 years, and retired from Wampler in Hinton. On Dec. 24, 1959, he married the former Elaine Turner, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jeffrey Lee Smith, a daughter, Tina Elizabeth Smith, a brother Kermit Smith, two sisters, Barbara Smith, all of Harrisonburg; and Carolyn Corbin, of Keezletown; and one granddaughter. Rev. Don Guthrie will conduct a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Caplinger Cemetery in Criders. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Ruth E. Brown
Ruth Estelle Brown, 82, 304 Virginia Ave., Luray, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Whispering Pines Rest Home in Luray. Mrs. Brown was born Aug. 7, 1919, in Luray, and was a daughter of the late James Meade Black and Ruth Edna Ryan. She was a homemaker and member of Luray United Methodist Church. She was former owner and operator of Brown s Packing House (Brown s Meat Market) in Luray. She moved to Whispering Pines Rest Home in Feb. 1998. On June 9, 1940, she married Thomas Maxwell Brown, who died Sept. 13, 1976. Survivors include two sons, Thomas M. Brown II, Bridgewater; and Jeffrey A. Brown, Luray; three daughters, Pamela Jean Anchetta, South Boston, Karen Lynn Wood, Front Royal; and Donna Joyce Mirabelli, Virginia Beach; a sister, Lois Menefee, Glendale, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rev. Stephanie Bush will conduct a graveside service at 4 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray. Memorial contributions may be made to the Luray Rescue Squad or the Luray United Methodist Church.

Carl S. Huffman
Carl Samuel Huffman, 58, 6617 Briery Branch Road, Dayton, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at his residence. Mr. Huffman was born May 31, 1943, in Rockingham County, and was a son of Paul Calvin and Shirley Propst Huffman. He worked at Virginia Craftsman for 28 years, before retiring in 1994. Also, he worked at Ottobine Elementary School for two years, and had a refinishing shop at home for 12 years. He was a member of the Briery Branch Church of the Brethren. On March 20, 1971, he married Betty J. Benson Huffman, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife is one stepson, Billy Jordan of Craigsville; two sisters, Mary Fitzwater of Grottoes, and Evelyn Kirkpatrick of Harrisonburg; five brothers, Donald Huffman of Dayton, Everett Huffman of Bridgewater, Harold Huffman of Pineville, Homer Huffman of Staunton, and Leonard Huffman of Harrisonburg; and two step-grandchildren. Pastor Randy Cosner and Sheri Jones, associate pastor will conduct the funeral at 3 p.m. Saturday at Briery Branch Church of the Brethren. Burial will follow in Briery Branch Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

Ronald R. Halterman
Ronald R. "Ronnie" Halterman, 61, of Moorefield, W.Va., died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, W.Va. Mr. Halterman was born Aug. 29, 1940, in Hardy County, W.Va., and was a son of the late Albert S. and Virginia Whetzel Halterman. He is survived by three sons, Rick Halterman of Moorefield, W.Va., Mike Halterman, Mathias, W.Va., and Russel Halterman, Taneytown, Md.; a daughter, Nancy Miller of Savage, Md.; a sister, Alberta Likin of Keyser, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Fraley Funeral Home in Moorefield, W.Va. At Mr. Halterman s request, his body will be cremated following the visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Tributes to Mr. Halterman may be left after his obituary at www.Fraleyfuneralhome.com.


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