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Arlene Long Keifer (1931 – 2022)

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Arlene Long Keifer, 90, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at her home.

Arlene Kiefer

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Rivermont Baptist Church, 575 Catlett Mountain Road, Front Royal, with Pastor Tim Dyke officiating. Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Keifer was born on October 16, 1931, in Covington, Virginia, to the late Clarence and Effie Morgan Long. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Thomas Keifer; son, Jack Lewis Armentrout Jr.; six sisters; one brother and one sister-in-law.

She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Master’s degree in Business Administration at Shenandoah University. She was the Professor Emeritus at Lord Fairfax Community College and taught business courses before and after retirement in 1997. She was the recipient of numerous awards, including Outstanding Alumnus from Lord Fairfax Community College; Work and Personal Commitment to the Warren County Mental Health Association from Habitat for Humanity; Lifetime Achievement award from the Arc of Warren Inc.; Over 50 years of teaching Sunday School (the Bluebird class) from Rivermont Baptist Church and a commendation letter from Mayor Holloway and Congressman Kline. She was a member of Rivermont Baptist Church, where she co-founded and taught the class for persons with intellectual disabilities. She previously served on the board for Blue Ridge opportunities and served as Vice President and Treasurer. She also previously served on the board for the Arc of Warren Inc.

Survivors include her daughter, Jeanette Armentrout Young and husband John of Richmond, Virginia; daughter-in-law, Betty Armentrout of Front Royal; son, Glenn Keifer of Front Royal; three grandchildren, Jonathan Young, Stacey Fallah and husband Eric, and Jennifer Boynton and husband Kevin; five great-grandchildren, Ramie Boynton, Zoe Boynton, Jackson Fallah, Gabriel Boynton, and Emma Fallah and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 16, 2022, from 2 to 4 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal.

Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to the Bluebird class of Rivermont Baptist Church, 575 Catlett Mountain Road, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

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Holly Marie Bradshaw (1977 – 2022)

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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.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org/ or to Blue Ridge Hospice at https://brhospice.org/donate/ 

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Margaret L. Knight Burke Morris (1931 – 2022)

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Margaret L. Knight Burke Morris, 91, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Lynn Care Center.

Margaret L. Knight Burke Morris

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.

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Harlee Winter Cornwell (2022)

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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. “

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Michael Edward Darr (1969 – 2022)

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Michael Edward Darr, 52, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Winchester Medical Center.

Michael Edward Darr

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.

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Kenneth Allen “Mitch” Mitchell (1944 – 2022)

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Kenneth Allen “Mitch” Mitchell, 77, of Strasburg, Virginia, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, at his home.

Kenneth Allen “Mitch” Mitchell

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 11:00 am at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia, with Pastor Dale Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Mitchell was born on October 12, 1944, in Front Royal to the late Price and Bertha Kelly Mitchell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lena Johnson Mitchell; four brothers, Carl J. Mitchell, Victor E. Mitchell, Clarence W. Mitchell, and Richard L. Mitchell and sister, Betty L. Mitchell. He was a member of Front Royal Moose Lodge #829 and Grace Fellowship Church in Front Royal. He was a veteran of both the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps.

Survivors include his two daughters, Donna Turner Poe (Randolph) of Strasburg and Judith Turner Boyd (Phillip) of Front Royal; three sisters, Katherine J. Barnhart of Front Royal, Ruth E. McDonald of Strasburg, and Doris E. Mitchell of North Carolina; five grandchildren, Gene Jackson (Holly), Eric Jackson (Kailei), Kevin Lane Heflin, Nathaniel Austin Poe, and Sarah Gail Boyd; three great-grandchildren, Chloe, Gavin and Parker; two caregivers, Haleigh Housden and Melinda Weakley and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Boyd, Randy Poe, Kenny Evans, Vincent Carter, Kevin Lane Heflin, and Nathaniel Austin Poe.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Dumire, Tony Spencer, Junior Andrews, Chris Ramsey, and Melvin Gochenour.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Warren County, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

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Melissa Danielle Cook (1992 – 2022)

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Melissa Danielle Cook, 29, of Bentonville, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at her home.

Melissa Danielle Cook

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 am at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating. Inurnment will be private.

Melissa was born July 29, 1992, in Front Royal, Virginia, the daughter of Danny and Lisa Cook.

She was a Skyline High School Class of 2010 graduate, a loving wife, mother, daughter, and daughter-in-law, who felt so blessed to have married her best friend and have two amazing children.

Melissa always had a smile for anyone she met. She loved and lived life to the fullest, but her smile was the biggest while watching her kids play baseball. She would be the one cheering the loudest with no apologies given.

She loved to be at her happy place, the beach, going to Nationals games, and her dogs, River and Millie. The family would like to thank Chrissy, Matt, T.J., Ebbie, D.J., and Haley for being in her “Brick Squad”. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Surviving with her parents are her loving and devoted husband, Travis A. Cook, and her children, Kole Cook and Kali Cook.

She was preceded in death by her great grandmothers, Anna Lee Cook and Catherine Andrews; her grandmother, Patricia Andrews Kramer; and her dog, Remi.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 22, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Warren County, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, or the Front Royal Little League, 990 Little Egypt Lane, Front Royal, VA 22630.

Following the services, all are welcome to join the family for a time of food and fellowship at the South Warren Volunteer Fire Department in Bentonville.

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