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John William Louis Martin (2003 – 2021)

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John William Louis Martin, 17, of Linden, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at his home.

John William Louis Martin

Services will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19856 Evergreen Mills Rd. Leesburg, Virginia 20175 with the Rev. Dr. George C. Hammond officiating. Visitation will be at 10:00 am in the fellowship hall followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am in the sanctuary. There will be no reception to follow. Interment will be private. The family requests that all in attendance wear masks.

John was born on December 22, 2003, in Front Royal, Virginia to Leah K. Dooly Martin and Craig J. Martin. He was a communicant member of Bethel Presbyterian Church.

Surviving along with his mother are his sister, Kiely Martin, and brother, Joseph Martin; maternal grandparents, Bill and Sue Dooly; aunt, Joy Dooly; paternal grandmother, Rev. Mildred Martin; paternal grandfather, Lou Martin (Cecily Nabors); and numerous extended family members and close family friends.

John was a loving, generous, and loyal young man. He cared deeply for his family, loved his mom and siblings, adored his aunts’ Joy and Amanda, and cherished all of his grandparents and great grandparents. He adored his dog, Jolly. John was a wonderful friend. He was a great student and a hardworking employee. He put others before himself and if you were so lucky to get a hug from John, you could feel it deep in your core. John’s hugs were the best. His laugh and his smile lit up an entire room. His sense of humor had his audience in stitches…every. damn. time. He was loved so deeply and will be greatly missed.

It’s hard to summarize a loved one’s life on a piece of paper. If I had the time to talk about John, I would need an eternity; I could speak volumes and volumes about him, but I simply do not have that sort of time.

Everything about John was big. When he was born, he was a whopping 9.5 pounds! He had big hands just like his father and grandfather, big brown eyes like his father and grandmother, and even as a newborn, he had a deep voice (not sure where that came from). He was my round-cheeked, spikey-haired, brown-eyed baby boy. As he grew from a boy into a young man standing just shy of 6 feet, he remained gentle, sensitive, thoughtful, and kind, and oddly old-fashioned in his thinking. His aunt Amanda often told me she felt he was an old soul from the very beginning.

John was a good listener and role model to his peers. He befriended the friendless and freely offered sound advice to those in need. He was deeply empathetic, patient, and compassionate. He had the ability to see and understand things from another perspective. His constant companion was “Jolly” his Jack Russell terrier. Jolly would wait by the door until John came in from outside. John would talk to Jolly and give him baths and fluff his doggie pillow under the computer desk. He loved his dog. John enjoyed books and movies that were filmed from an animal’s perspective. He loved animals. A Dog’s Purpose, A Dog’s Journey, and Black Beauty were a couple of his favorite movies.

He could make a fine cup of coffee and had his own recipe for banana bread. Some of his favorite foods were mint chocolate chip ice cream, corned beef hash and eggs, and steak. He was a WWI and WWII buff who frequently drew detailed pictures of airplanes and tanks and read constantly about history. Saving Private Ryan, Unbroken, Forrest Gump, and War Horse were a few more of his favorite movies. He loved sharks and dragons and owned the entire Wings of Fire book series. He enjoyed anything that was steampunk and electro swing music. He had an impressive collection of die-cast cars and planes, Hot Wheels, and intricate Lego sets. He loved classic cars and trains and ships and planes.

John was a dedicated student. He was punctual and detail-oriented and completed assignments early. He loved welding and building things in shop class. He loved math but hated physics and Spanish. He was a straight “A” student, certified in OSHA safety, and a member of the National Honor Society. He spoke often about his favorite teachers Mrs. Vashista (algebra 2), Dr. Castor (AP Statistics), Mrs. Burnworth (geometry and calculus), Mrs. Briggs (English), Mr. Leonard (introduction to engineering), and Mr. Moore (welding). John would have been a proud 2022 graduate of Warren County High School. He had a high GPA and had earned college credits while in high school. He was accepted to several colleges and universities and sought after by over 70 different institutions of higher learning. He had plans and ambitions to become an underwater welder and metal fabricator.

John was a huge supporter of law enforcement and first responders and those who have served or serve in the military. Every time we went out, he would stop and thank each civil servant he saw and say, “Thank you for your service.” He was very patriotic and loved our country.

He was an avid gamer and had a close group of friends. He wrote nearly every day since his first pencil hit the paper. He read all the time and was fascinated by the natural world and how things work. It was apparent to me that he had a higher level of thinking and saw life from a different perspective. He was mechanically inclined and a problem solver. He liked to figure out how things worked. He was a cashier at Martin’s and loved his coworkers and customers even the customers that weren’t so nice. John also volunteered at Samuels Public Library and participated in group projects with the NHS.

The other thing that was big about John was his heart. If he knew you, he loved you. He loved people who were kind and thoughtful. He loved people who taught him things and allowed him to be himself. He loved those who nurtured him and guided him. He loved so deeply that this world was too small for the love he had within himself. And that is what I want you to remember most after you leave here today, that John. Loved. Us. and We. Loved. Him.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the following charities or organizations:
Humane Society of Warren County Virginia, https://humanesocietywarrencounty.com; Tunnel to Towers Foundation, https://t2t.org; Honor Flight Network, www.honorflight.org; The Wounded Blue https://www.thewoundedblue.org; Samuels Public Library, https://samuelslibrary.net; Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, VA.

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V. Carol Barr (1940 – 2022)

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Rockland resident V. Carol Barr, a federal government retiree with 37 years of service behind her, died quietly in her sleep on January 18 following a 12-year battle with lung cancer. She was 81.

V. Carol Barr

Carol, the wife of retired journalist and U.S. government public affairs official Malcolm Barr Sr., was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March 2010 and to a great extent chose her own long-term treatment to augment several radiation and chemo sessions, living a more-or-less healthful and active lifestyle throughout the decade-plus after her initial diagnosis. For several years she volunteered at the Blue Ridge Hospice which accepted her case just four days before she passed.

Born in Coeburn, VA, Carol moved to Washington DC straight out of high school accepting employment at the U.S. Department of Labor as a shorthand/typist. Shortly thereafter, she married and bore two sons, Stephen Brickey of Tennessee and Danny Brickey who lives in Florida. She later met and married Malcolm Barr in 1984 and the couple produced a “late-life” child, Malcolm Barr Jr., an Iraq war USAF veteran now working in Newport News, Virginia.

Carol also leaves a sister, Barbara DiFilipo (husband Richard), of Seffner, FL; grandchildren Ashley Hoilman (husband Mikey), and Stephen Jr., all of whom reside in Tennessee. Also, several great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2022, at Rockland Community Church followed by a private burial ceremony at nearby Rockland Cemetery. A reception is planned in the old church building directly opposite the community church.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 357 Cloud St, Front Royal, VA 22630; Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

 

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Hazel Corine Williams (1935 – 2022)

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Hazel Corine Williams, 87, of Chester Gap, Virginia passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Culpeper Medical Center in Culpeper, Virginia.

Hazel Corine Williams

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 2 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia with Pastor Jim Williams and Pastor Jack Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Williams Family Cemetery in Chester Gap.

Mrs. Williams was born on January 1, 1935, in Chester Gap to the late Elias “Lars” and Mamie Henry Wines. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Williams; son, Roy Cleveland Williams; four brothers, Ford Lee Haun, Guy Robinson, Truin Wines, and Roger Haun and three sisters, Daisy Jones, Marlen Wines and Mazie Williams. She was a member of Chester Gap Baptist Church and Women of the Moose.

Survivors include her son, Steven Wayne Williams of Chester Gap; five grandchildren, Bray Williams of Bealeton, Virginia, Melissa Williams of Columbus, Ohio, Blair Williams of Winchester, Virginia, Andy Williams of Moorefield, West Virginia and Chad Williams of Colorado; seven great-grandchildren, Austin Williams (Anna) of Bealeton, Trey High (Amanda) of Midland, Virginia, Matthew Williams of Leroy, New York, Brandon Williams of Winchester, Alexis Williams of Leroy, New York, Steven Andrew Jr. of Moorefield, West Virginia and Nathan Williams of Front Royal; three great-great-grandchildren, Zayden, Ryleigh, and Trenton; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Williams of Front Royal; four sisters, Helen Foster of Chester Gap, Virgie Ubben of Chester Gap, Lou Williams of Chester Gap and Mae Oliver (Sam) of Bunker Hill, West Virginia; two brothers, Wally Wines (Jean) of Chester Gap and Ray Wines (Nancy) of Locust Grove, Virginia, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Austin Williams, Trey High, Matthew Williams, Brandon Williams, Clint Wines, and Kevin Wines.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bonnie Williams, Molly Landram, Debbie Brogan, Ronie Lee Wines, Bruce Robinson, and Montacello Engles.

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

 

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Terry Lee Wood Sr. (1965 – 2022)

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Terry Lee Wood Sr. 56 of Stephens City, Virginia, formerly of Front Royal, Virginia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the Winchester Medical Center. He was born on January 5, 1965, at Front Royal, Virginia. He was a 1984 Warren County High School graduate and attended Lord Fairfax Community College.

Terry Lee Wood Sr

He married Vicky Elkins Wood on August 7, 1993. In addition to Vicky, he is survived by his son Terry Lee Wood, Jr. and daughter Tory Lynn Wood of Stephens City, Virginia. A granddaughter Taytum Kinslee Wood. Sisters April Henry and Stacy Bennett of Front Royal. He was preceded in death by his mother Sarah “Perky” Wood and sister Tina Cooke. Also, survived by, one nephew, five nieces, three great-nephews, two uncles, two aunts, and numerous cousins. He’s survived by numerous pets. His favorite is his beloved loyal Cavalier King Charles named Freddie.

Terry’s love for baseball led him to over a decade of volunteering at Front Royal Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball League. Terry was very proud of letters to try out for the Pittsburg Pirates and Cincinnati Reds. In his teenage years, he was raised by Tommy and Hazel Campbell. Terry was a past member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He worked for UPS for nearly 35 years, as a package driver. Terry was an epic fan of Ryan Blaney #12 NASCAR and The Washington NFL Football Team.

Pallbearers will be Mark Pearson, Mike Saville, Lance Darr, Wade Holloway, Michael Pullen, and Ronnie Henry. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Guna Subedi, Dr. James  Dingess, Ken Wood, Gene Wise, Larry Cain, Gary Williams, Ashby Grimsley, Sam Duncan, John Baltimore, Mike Moore, Bobby Matthews, David Leffew, Glenny Comer, Jeff Bowers, Ed Roomsburg, Henry Larsen, Greg Trenary, and Terry Sherman.

The family will receive friends, Saturday, January 22nd at 1 pm. Followed by his funeral service at 2 pm. Services will be held at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal, Virginia. Interment will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery. Sammy Campbell will be officiating.

In case of inclement weather, please call Maddox Funeral Home for a new service date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be accepted through Maddox Funeral Home.

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Harold Stanton Cain (1940 – 2022)

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Harold Stanton Cain, 81, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at his home.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 3 pm at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with the Rev. James Starks officiating.

Mr. Cain was born on April 1, 1940, in Wardensville, West Virginia to the late George and Cloy Cain. He was also preceded in death by his son, Harold Cooper; grandson, Jerome “Pooh” Green; two sisters, Georgia “Mae” Cain and Elma Kane and five brothers, Charles Cain, James “Pete” Cain, Calvin Cain, Kenny Ball, and George Cain Jr.

Survivors include his fiancée, Victoria Bailey; daughter, Laurie Ann Green; three granddaughters, Ebony Bailey, Jasmine Simpson, and Shanta Green; sister-in-law, Darnice Bailey; numerous nieces and nephews including Teresa Bailey and Irvette Reaves and his dog, Dude “Snoop Dog”.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Cain, Vincent Bailey Sr., Malcolm Bailey, Richard Simpson III, Monty Bailey, and Ben Cain.

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

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Marjorie “Marge” Willis Enicks (1926 – 2022)

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Marjorie “Marge” Willis Enicks, 96, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Winchester Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Front Royal at a later date.

Mrs. Enicks was born on January 1, 1926, in Gallagher, a small town in the mountains near Charleston, West Virginia, to the late Robert and Carrie Morrison Willis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Enicks. Along with her husband, Marge was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Front Royal. She spent her career as a pharmacist working in Philadelphia and Front Royal. An avid golfer, she was very proud of her three holes-in-one.

Survivors include her son, Charles Ray Enicks II (Kathy) of Augusta, Georgia; daughter, Carrie Fickes of California, Maryland; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Garfield Nelson Curry (1944 – 2022)

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Garfield Nelson Curry, 80, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on January 11, 2022, at Woods Cove in Front Royal, Virginia.

Mr. Curry was born on October 21, 1941, in Woodstock, Virginia son of the late Charles and Katherine Curry.

Surviving is two brothers, Dixon Curry of Portsmouth, Virginia, and Larry Curry of Bunker Hill, West Virginia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Curry; two sisters, Juanita Tellez and Elizabeth (sis) Carver; and a brother, Charles Curry.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 24 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 24 at 1:00 p.m. at Panorama Memorial Gardens with Sammy Campbell officiating.

 

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