Albert F. “Frankie” Walther, Sr., 77, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens at Waterlick. There will be a celebration of Frankie’s life following the interment.
Frank was born May 7, 1944, at Remount in Warren County, son of the late Jesse and Virginia Walther.
He was a farrier for over 60 years. He shod for several large farms in Loudoun and Fauquier counties including Springhill Farm, Buckland Farm, Blue Ridge Farm, and White Oaks Farm.
Some of his accomplishments include shoeing Secretariat as a yearling and Pleasant Colony through his triple crown bid. In his later years, he had a horse shipped to Virginia from the owner of Secretariat to shoe and correct. He shod for several clients which included Washington Mill Co., Domino sugar, Thomas English Muffins, Mars candy bar, and Busch beer to name a few. He worked the Warrenton Horse Show and was a farrier for several Steeplechase races over the years.
Frank enjoyed being with his grandchildren, fishing, hunting, cooking, and telling stories to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years Alice M. Walther; two children Frank “Dootz” Walther, Jr. and wife Teresa and Tracy Clatterbuck and husband Craig; siblings Lewin “Bo” Walther, William Walther and Judy Jenkins; four grandchildren Jessica and Hannah Walther, Chance and Taylor Clatterbuck; three step-grandchildren Josh, Shane and Tommi Michael; and several nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Edwards.
Pallbearers will be Gary “Clerb” Clark, Gary Pancione, Nick Pancione, Stephen Mudery, Johnny Jenkins, and Jan Salvato.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wade McGhee, Ronnie Bell, Duane Lawson, and Galen Ellison.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 15 from 10:00 -11:00 am at the funeral home.
Phyllis Ann Smith (1940 – 2022)
Phyllis Ann Smith, 81, of Strasburg, Virginia passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Winchester Medical Center.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 11:00 am at Panorama Memorial Gardens, 4917 Strasburg Road with Sammy Campbell officiating.
Mrs. Smith was born on November 28, 1940, in Winchester, Virginia to the late Graves and Beulah Catlett Emerson. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Kerns, and her son, Timothy M. Kerns.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth L. Smith; three sons, Jerry L. Smith, James W. Kerns, and Kenneth M. Kerns; sister, Ruby L. Lease; six grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild on the way.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Peggy Jo Herndon-Heyden (1932 – 2022)
Peggy Jo Herndon-Heyden, 89, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Commonwealth Assisted Living.
At 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 4, 2022, a funeral service at Front Royal United Methodist Church, with Pastor McLaughlin officiating. The burial will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
On September 4, 1932, Peggy was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to the late Joseph and Edna Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Phillip H. Herndon, and her second husband, Handley Heyden.
Surviving Peggy is her loving sons, Mitch Herndon and Russ Herndon (Jennifer); her daughters, Joelynn Lauria (Fran) and LeeAnne Summey (Chuck); her ten grandchildren, Michael, Jenni, Elizabeth, Mitchell, Audrey, Phillip, Daniel, Garrett, Katie and Trey; and her six great-grandchildren.
Peggy was an educator for over 45 years. She was a member of the Front Royal Garden Club, where she took pride in gardening and flower arranging. She led several Bible studies and was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She was very strong in her faith, daring in nature, and was a fierce friend to many.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice at https://brhospice.org/donate/.
Holly Marie Bradshaw (1977 – 2022)
Holly Marie Bradshaw, 44, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in the comfort of her home.
A graveside service date and time will be posted in the upcoming days.
Holly was born on November 8, 1977, in Maryland to her mother, Mary Jane Jones. Holly enjoyed knitting, crafting, and making beautiful art. She was deeply loved by her family.
Surviving Holly is her loving husband of 10 years, Phillip Bradshaw; her mother, Mary Jones; her brother, Matt Slemmer; her sister in law, Michelle Bradshaw; her niece, Audrey Bakker; her father in law, George Bradshaw; her mother in law, Matilde Bradshaw; and numerous extended family members.
Margaret L. Knight Burke Morris (1931 – 2022)
Margaret L. Knight Burke Morris, 91, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Lynn Care Center.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W Main St. Front Royal, Virginia 22630, with Dr. Reverend Rodney Vickers, Reverend Becky Pucher, and Reverend John Kenney, Jr. officiating. The burial will follow the service at Prospect Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held from noon to 2:00 pm prior to the service.
Margaret was born on March 2, 1931, in Front Royal, Virginia, to the late Thomas and Mary Knight. Margaret was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ellis Burke, the father of her daughters; her second husband, Ermand Morris; her great-grandson, Trent Alan Williams; her son in law, Bobby Hively; her two brothers and her six sisters.
Surviving Margaret is her loving daughters, Nancy Hively, Katherine Martin (George), and Margaret Williams (Duane); her two stepchildren, Ronnie and Roger Morris; her grandchildren, Tammy Martin, Garry Martin, Angela Williams Vickers, and Eric Williams, and a special granddaughter, Jenna Shultz; her great-grandchildren, Ethan, Emily and Evan Martin, Andrew, and Will Vickers, and Caden and Logan Williams; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Margaret was a lifetime member of the First Assembly of God Church. She retired from Warren Memorial Hospital as a nursing assistant and was also the “Bingo Queen” while she was a resident at Lynn Care.
Pallbearers will be Ethan Martin, Evan Martin, Andrew Vickers, Will Vickers, Caden Williams, and Logan Williams.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to “Tribute to Trent Skatepark” c/o Jennifer Williams at 626 Crystal Lane, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.
Harlee Winter Cornwell (2022)
Harlee Winter Cornwell, three months old, passed away on May 13, 2022, at her home.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
On February 24, 2022, Harlee was born in Front Royal, Virginia, to her parents, Jenna Goodson and Justin Conner.
Surviving Harlee is her loving parents, Jenna and Justin; Her siblings, Eli, Lyniah, Ava, Zayne, Camden, Zailee, and Kailee; her grandparents, Dana Widas and Connie Conner; and her godparents, Stephanie Miller and Devin Samuel.
Harlee was a very loved member of her family who left a very special mark on those lucky enough to meet her in her short time with us and will be greatly missed.
In place of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the services of Harlee, C/O Maddox Funeral Home.
“We love & miss you so much, Harlee watch over our family, love you, baby girl. “
Michael Edward Darr (1969 – 2022)
Michael Edward Darr, 52, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Winchester Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home, with Chaplain Roger Vorous officiating. Interment will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Michael was born June 22, 1969, in Front Royal, Virginia, the son of James Alan Darr, Sr of Front Royal, and the late Barbara Jane Andrews Darr.
He was a 1988 graduate of Warren County High School and owned and operated his own drywall business for many years.
Surviving with his father, Alan, are his mother, Patricia “Patty” Darr; significant other, Kimberly A. Satterfield of Front Royal; one son, Tyler Darr (Bridget Fabrizio) of Front Royal; one daughter, Tayler Lippold (Tanner) of Winchester; two brothers, Junior Darr (Stephanie) of Winchester and Tommy Lawson (Nikki Reil) of Front Royal; one sister, Debbie Creighton (David) of Maryland; two grandchildren, Aubrey Darr and Parker Lippold; and two step-daughters, who he thought of as daughters, Madison Satterfield and Ally Satterfield.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Jane Andrews Darr, and a sister, Barbie Darr Collins.
Pallbearers will be Junior Darr, Tyler Darr, Allen Smoot, Chuck Renner, Jeff Kerns, and Tommy Lawson.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 23, from noon to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.