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Laura Jean Smith-Peterson (1959 – 2021)

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Laura Jean Smith-Peterson of Front Royal, Virginia went on to be our forever guardian angel on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Laura was born on September 29, 1959, in New Jersey to the late William and Geraldine Smith. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Geraldine Smith, Christine Smith, and Janet Russell; her grandson, Brandon Smoot; and her stepson, Christopher Peterson. Following her death, her husband of 12 years, Geoffrey Peterson, passed on September 23, 2021.

Laura’s love was genuine, she loved her friends, customers, vendors, strangers and she loved her family more than anything. She saw beauty in everything, the sky, the clouds, flowers, the changing of leaves, her car, music, drawings by the kids, and most of all people. Laura was such an easy person to talk to, she could spark up a 30-minute conversation with anyone about anything. Her thoughtfulness and love of all things will forever live on in all our hearts. One thing she would say is, “Be nice to each other.” and that will be carried on.

Laura was an accomplished owner of Rising Phoenix Aviation in Manassas, a DJ for Jeff Davis DJ’s, a member of the NRA, the Republican Party, The American Legion Community Band of Front Royal, The Prince William Co. Band, Moonlight Jazz Orchestra, and she was also a founder and “mother” of Swing Machine Big Band.

Surviving Laura is her two daughters that she loved unconditionally, Jennifer Smoot (Gregory) and Dava Suite; her grandchildren that brought her so much happiness they meant the world to her, Michael Smith (Ally), Chiane, November, Madaline and Archer Smoot, Nevaeh and Aden Suite; step-granddaughters Charlotte and Lila Peterson; last but certainly not least her great-grandson, Carson Smith; two siblings Bill and Kathy; and saving the best for last, her first husband, the Daddy of her daughters and close friend, David Suite.

A Visitation will be held for Laura at Maddox Funeral Home 105 West Main St. in Front Royal on October 17, 2021, from 6-8 P.M.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, October 18, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 120 West Main St in Front Royal. Following all services, there will be a procession to Chestnut Grove Cemetery for interment.

Pallbearers are Michael Smith, Gregory Smoot, David Suite, Patrick Hill, Kenneth McGee, Michael Barber, Jeffrey Bonk, and Jeffrey Johnson.

Honorary Pallbearers are Aden Suite, Archer Smoot, and Carson Smith.

Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, Virginia.

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Doris Jean Gordon Anholt (1940 – 2021)

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Doris Jean Gordon Anholt, loving mother, granny, sister, and dear friend, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Lynn Care Center in Front Royal.

Doris Jean Gordon Anholt

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, October 23 at 3:00 p.m.at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Jeff Fletcher. Inurnment will be private.

Doris was born January 1, 1940, in Manassas, Virginia, the daughter of the late Vernon Roscoe Gordon, Sr., and Margaret May Kincheloe Gordon. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Doris was a gifted crafter who loved Christmas. She enjoyed shopping with Sweetie and her trips to Rehoboth Beach. Doris especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters, Theresa Johnston and husband Darrell of Front Royal, and Robin Hawkins and husband Shawn of Stafford; one brother, Vernon R. Gordon, Jr. and wife Lorey of Fairfax; four grandchildren, Blair Smith and husband Peter, Jenna Johnston and boyfriend John, Sadie Hawkins, and Ryan Hawkins; three great-grandchildren, Abigail, Dane, and Dylan; nieces and nephews, Vicki Jarma, Lori Duron, Zachary Gordon, Brandon Gordon, and Cammie Gordon Ryder; several great-nieces and nephews; and last but certainly not least, her faithful and loving four-legged daughter “Sweetie”.

She was married to the late Robert William Anholt, Jr. for 52 years.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 23 from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the Lynn Care Center and all of the staff of Shenandoah Gardens for all of their loving care over the past two years.

In her love for animals, the family request that donations be made to the Humane Society of Warren County, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

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Elizabeth “Elisa” Mazewski (1926 – 2021)

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Elizabeth “Elisa” Mazewski, 95, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Fox Trail Assisted Living in Front Royal.

Elizabeth “Elisa” Mazewski

A Requiem Mass will be offered on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 11:30 am, at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Shepanzyk officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Washington, Virginia.

Mrs. Mazewski was born July 27, 1926, in Naples, Italy, the eldest of eight children and the only daughter of the late Giuseppe and Fortuna Giorgio. She was married to the late Stanislaus Mazewski.

Surviving is two daughters, Jane Elliot of Front Royal and Linda Mazewski of Brooklyn, New York; five grandchildren, Therese Devoid (Marc), John Puglisi (Josephanne), Sarah Conlon (Joshua), Michael Puglisi, and Erica Mazewski; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Mazewski was preceded in death by her husband, as well as her seven brothers, John, Vincent, Frank, Salvatore, and Mario, including two who died in infancy.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 22, from 6-8 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home. The Holy Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m.

Please remember to pray for Elizabeth’s soul.

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Carla Denise Kirk (1960 – 2021)

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Carla Denise Kirk, 61, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, Virginia.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 11 AM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Sammy Campbell officiating.

Mrs. Kirk was born on October 3, 1960, in North Carolina to the late Carl and Ann Nichols. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Mike Garner. She was a mortgage broker with BB&T Bank in North Carolina.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Franklin Kirk; two sons, Tim Lee and Chris Lee; stepson, Tony Kirk; stepdaughter, Pam Schumacher; two sisters, Mary Bonta and LuAnn Montgomery Harrell and four grandchildren, Amber Jane Lee, Mason Carl Lee, Bodhi Grayson Lee and Kayla Neece.

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 St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html.

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Edward Coleman Jenkins Jr. (1950 – 2021)

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Edward Coleman Jenkins Jr., 70, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 11 am at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating. A visitation for friends and family will be held an hour before the service. Interment will take place after the service at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Jenkins was born on December 10, 1950, in Front Royal to the late Edward Sr. and Margie Fox Wines. He retired from the Food Lion produce department in Front Royal. He was a veteran of the US Army and a member of the Front Royal VFW and American Legion.

He is survived by his brother, Freddie Jenkins (Cindy Tobin) of Strasburg, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Clara Ellen Campbell Fritts (1932 – 2021)

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Clara Ellen Campbell Fritts, 89, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Heritage Hall in Front Royal.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Bentonville Baptist Church Cemetery with Sammy Campbell officiating.

Mrs. Fritts was born August 29, 1932, in Riverton, Virginia, daughter of the late Clarence Albert and Ruth Helen Ralls Campbell. She retired after many dedicated years from Sears as an Assistant Manager.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Richard Fritts in 2013.

Surviving is three daughters, Gloria Knott of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Shirley Foster of Linden and Robin Henry of Front Royal; step-son, Dale Fritts of Berryville; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, Elmer Lee Campbell, Jr.; step-son, Michael Fritts; two brothers, Raymond E. Campbell and Jake Campbell; and one sister, Pauline “Polly” Mitchell.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home.

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Lucinda F. “Cinde” Raynor (1953 – 2021)

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Lucinda F. “Cinde” Raynor, 68, of Linden, Virginia passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021, at her home.

Mrs. Raynor was born on April 23, 1953, in Martinsburg, West Virginia to the late Joseph Glenn Farrie and Nancy Way Bozan. She was preceded in death by her father and her husband, Kevin Wesley Raynor.

Surviving along with her mother are her daughter, Mycal D. Rexroad; three sisters, Mikie Farrie, Toni Stewart, and Kelly Barker; brother, Joel Farrie and three grandchildren, Jerry Keith Rexroad Jr., Cynthia Marie Rexroad, and Heather Leigh Rexroad.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date for both Lucinda and Kevin Raynor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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