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Lillie “Aunt Lil” Mae Eshelman (1936 – 2022)

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Lillie “Aunt Lil” Mae Eshelman, 85, of Glen Allen, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at a Kindred Hospice residential facility in Richmond.

Lillie “Aunt Lil” Mae Eshelman

A funeral service will be held for Lillie at 1:00 p on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Front Royal Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Steve Guizar officiating. Following the service, the entombment will take place at Shenandoah Memorial Park. Guests are welcome to visit with the family one hour prior to the service.

Lillie was born on July 6, 1936, in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late James and Refa Blakely. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Eshelman; her children, Sandy, Margie, James, and Jerry; and her siblings, Helen, Jim, Sam, Paul, and Connie.

Surviving Lillie is her loving son, David Eshelman; her siblings, Barbara, Linda, Hank, Brenda, Karen, and Mary; her grandchildren, Tracey, Krystal, Curtis, Jessica, Joey, and Caleb; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Lillie was a member of the Front Royal Church of the Nazarene where she received an award for her distinguished services. She was a prolific writer and a Seamstress for many years.

Pallbearers will be Roger Vorus, Tommy Heslep, John DeWalt, Joshua Barnett, Chuck Heflin, and J.J. Warnick.

Honorary Pallbearers are Ben Valdez, Ashby Grimsley, and Richard Guizar.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Front Royal Church of the Nazarene at 1107 Monroe Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia 22630 to go towards the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries program.

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Donald “Scott” Laidlaw (1960 – 2022)

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Donald “Scott” Laidlaw, 61, of Middletown, Virginia passed away Monday, August 1, 2022.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Scott was born December 25, 1960, to the late Robert and Joan Kerly Laidlaw. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Laidlaw.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Barbara “Barb” Laidlaw; daughter, Samantha Laidlaw; son, Ian Laidlaw; three sisters, Kim LeBlanc, Dawne Miller, and Valerie Laidlaw. Also, surviving are nine nieces and nephews, Leslie Guthrie, Tyna Renner, Sarah Barb, Justin LeBlanc, Jeremy LeBlanc, Nathan Miller, Taylor Miller, Tanner Dockman, and Emily Dockman.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to PRS, 10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 400, Oakton, VA 22124.

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Jack Junior Cook (1961 – 2022)

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Jack Junior Cook, 71, of Linden, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at his home in Linden.

Jack Junior Cook

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell and Dave Senter officiating. Interment will follow in the Atkins Family Cemetery in Linden.

Junior was born June 7, 1951, in Front Royal, Virginia, son of the late Marvin Harley and Sylvia Hawkins Cook.

He worked for H.N. Funkhouser in Front Royal.

Surviving is his loving and devoted wife of 40 years, Penny E. Cook; one son, Daniel Cook (April) of Chester Gap; one daughter, Tiffany Duckworth (Keith) of Winchester; two granddaughters, Madison Cook (Kacey) of Bentonville and Abby Cook of Boyce; one grandson, Hunter Cook of Linden; and four sisters, Lucy Greenfield of Strasburg, Hilda Shell of Front Royal, Rosie Sherman of Front Royal and Lorretta Purdy of Front Royal.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Abe Cook and Ray Cook; niece, Melissa Cook; and nephew, Chris Senter.

Pallbearers will be Todd Jenkins, Gordon Shell, Travis Cook, Billy Sperry, Jake Perkins, and Amber Christian.

Honorary pallbearers will be Logan DeHaven, Colton Senter, Matthew Clatterbuck, and David Bowley.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Cancer Outreach, 424 A. South Street, #134, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

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Karen Lynn Starke (1961 – 2022)

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Karen Lynn Starke, 61, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Winchester Medical Center.

Karen Lynn Starke

A memorial service will be held on August 20, 2022, at 11 am at Dynamic Life Ministries Church with Carlton and Elvi Rodgers officiating.

Mrs. Starke was born on March 29, 1961, in Washington, DC to the late Donald and Ruth Saylor. She was a member of Dynamic Life Ministries Church.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Miller “Lenny” Starke of Front Royal; son, Wesley Saylor (Melisia) of Front Royal; three brothers, Jeff Saylor of Clear Brook, Virginia, Troy Saylor of Manassas, Virginia, Greg Saylor of Hauge, Virginia; sister, Lorri Saylor of Hartfield, Virginia and two grandsons, Wesley Jr. and William both of Front Royal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dynamic Life Ministries, 1600 John Marshall Highway, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

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Anthony “Tony” Wayne Burton (1980 – 2022)

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Anthony “Tony” Wayne Burton, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, son, and friend died Friday, August 5, 2022, at his family’s home in Front Royal, Virginia. He was 41 years old.

Anthony “Tony” Wayne Burton

Tony was born Anthony Wayne Burton (1980) in Hamilton, Ohio, to parents Paul and Wilma Burton. He is one of five children, having two brothers, Mike and Thomas; and two sisters, Paula (Reggie) and Christina (David).

In his earlier years, he loved watching wrestling, drawing, playing with dogs, and spending time with his siblings and cousins. He attended Hamilton High School and went on to study at Lord Fairfax Community College. Later, he resided in Russell Springs, Kentucky.

His earliest goals in life were him having his own animals and having his own family. Tony accomplished both of those goals, caring for and raising many dogs over the years, and marrying the love of his life, Cynthia Burton. Together they have three beautiful children, Miley, Bella, and Landon. As a family, they lived in Virginia and attended Rivermont Baptist Church. Tony was so proud of the gift of family that God gave him. He beamed with joy and happiness while participating in his favorite hobby, spending time with his kids. Tony, Cynthia, Miley, Bella, and Landon will forever be connected as a family. Tony loves his family very much, both in life and even now in death.

More recently, Tony also enjoyed working with his hands and watching the Packers play. His skill of trade always wrapped around his love of working on cars and industrial work. He aspired to open his own detailing business one day. He was currently employed at DB Schenkers International.

Tony is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Grace Burton; his maternal grandfather, Richard Bowling; his father, Paul Burton; and his brother, Thomas Burton.

He leaves behind his aforementioned wife; three kids; a mother; siblings; and a host of other family members and friends who all love him very much.

He is described by his loved ones as “loving”, “humble” and “a family man!” His friends remember him as “a good man,” a “pretty cool dude,” and someone with “such a huge heart!” His infectious smile & laughter will remain a precious memory for us all.

A graveside service for Tony will be hosted on August 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Williams Family Cemetery in Chester Gap, Virginia. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W. Main Front Royal, VA. 22630.

He will be dearly missed by all, but especially by his family who loved him so. The world is emptier without you, Tony. We pray you are finally at peace.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the family c/o Maddox Funeral Home, P.O. Box 442, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

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Vicky Francine Barton (1948 – 2022)

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Vicky Francine Barton, 74, of Linden, Virginia, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at her home.

Ms. Barton was born on January 11, 1948, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to the late Elwood and Frances Worrells Turlington. She was also preceded in death by her two sons, Richard Allen and Michael Allen, and her sister, Peggy Morris.

Survivors include her son, Thomas Allen (Kathleen Lawson) of Front Royal, Virginia; two brothers, Jerry Turlington of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Gene Turlington of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; sister, Kay Cameron of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Barbara J. “Bobbi” Woodward (1951 – 2022)

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Bobbi passed away on August 4, 2022, while in the Hospice Care Unit in Winchester, Virginia.

Barbara J. “Bobbi” Woodward

Bobbi was born September 28, 1951, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Robert and Betty Nicholson. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Patty; and her brothers, Michael, and Dan Nicholson.

Bobbi is survived by her husband, Mike, whom she married on October 22, 1994; daughter, Liz Woodward; and son, Wade Nairn III. She is also survived by her sisters, Linda Smith of Arizona, Diane Byrnes of Winchester, Virginia, Susan (Tony) Henry of Florida, and Mary (Ron) Kincer of Georgia; brother, John (Kate) Nicholson of North Carolina; mother-in-law, Pat Woodward of Vienna, Virginia; and brother-in-law, Richard Woodward of Front Royal.

Bobbi was employed by the Warren County Department of Social Services for 22 years, where she always put the needs of her clients above all else.

Bobbi was also very strong in her faith but also had a fun side in Bingo nights with her sisters, trips to Charles Town, and Christmas Eve parties that everyone enjoyed. It could be said that Bobbi lived her life to the fullest to the very end.

To honor Bobbi’s request, she will be cremated with no celebration or funeral service.

Due to the wonderful care she received from Blue Ridge Hospice, she wished that all donations to honor her life be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601.

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