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Mary Jasper Timbers (1924 – 2021)

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Mary Virginia Jasper Timbers was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Mary passed away peacefully at her home in Front Royal, VA on Saturday, June 5, 2021 surrounded by her family, telling her that they, as well as other family members and friends, loved her so very much.

Mary Jasper Timbers

Mary was born on August 13, 1924, in Rappahannock County, Virginia. She was the oldest daughter of the late George Jasper & Julia Beasley. She attended school in Rappahannock County where she along with her siblings & friends walked several miles to and from school. Mary loved horses & thoroughly enjoyed riding them as often as possible in her younger days.

In 1948, Mary married Robert Haywood Timbers, who preceded her in death on October 4, 1972. Her two brothers, George Bennett Jasper who died 12/12/1955, and Aubrey Bluestone Jasper Sr. who died on 07/03/2005, also preceded her in death.

Mary will always be remembered for the love of her family and friends, and the many lives she touched. She was a self-employed real estate owner.

Left to cherish so many fond and happy memories and special moments are her two daughters: Vida Timbers of Front Royal, Virginia, and Janet Timbers of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Her greatest joy was her only grandchild, Antoine Haywood Timbers of Downey, California, who affectionately called her Big MaMa. Mary has two loving sisters who constantly called and checked on her. The sisters are Cassie Jasper Hughes of Baltimore, Cornelia Jasper Banks, and her husband, the former Mayor George Banks of Front Royal, Virginia. George had a special chair beside Mary when he came to visit her. Also, there are many loving and adored nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mary had many who called her Mom, Mary T., or started calling her Big MaMa as her grandson did.

Mary was a 26-year colon cancer survivor. With the support of family and friends, she continued her everyday activities while undergoing chemotherapy.

Mary became a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Flint Hill Virginia in 1948 and remained active with the church until her death. The church has been closed due to COVID 19 since March 2020, but Mary dialed into the church’s weekly phone teleservice every Sunday conducted by Rev. Dr. Olric Wilkins and teleservice Bible Study or Prayer every Wednesday. Mary loved her church and her church family. She was saddened when COVID hit, and she could not see her church family weekly.

Mary knew and loved the Lord and found joy in serving Him. She was the President of the Macedonia Oddfellow-Russell Cemeteries, a member of the Sunday School, Usher Board, and Women’s Fellowship Ministry. She also served on the Culinary Committee.

Mary’s favorite scripture was Psalm 23 because it so beautifully described the relationship our wonderful Savior has with us. A favorite hymn of Mary & her sister Cassie is Precious Lord.

Mary loved her church, but she enjoyed visiting other churches in the area and fellowshipping with others. She always had to attend Macedonia for Sunday Services. The only exception was on the 5th Sunday when she attended the Sunday School Union. The last 2 churches she visited were Mt. Paran Baptist Church in Linden, Virginia in July 2019, where she saw her friends Mrs. Bessie Baltimore & the late Mrs. Helen McLee, and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Amissville VA in August 2019.

Mary committed her life in such a lovable and helpful way. Mary was active in the community. She had served as a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, participated for many years in The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, was a former Volunteer at Warren Memorial Hospital, and an Electoral Officer in the North River District. She was a member of the famous Cavalette Club, where she formed so many lasting friendships, and had many happy memories; Mary was a Life Member of the Warren-Page NAACP and was very active in the organization until her health declined.

Mary loved people, being outdoors, and entertaining company. Mary had enjoyed walking 6 days a week with a friend, Betty Roberts. Every Saturday they would go to McDonald’s for pancakes. Mary enjoyed cooking and working in her flower garden. When the weather would get warm, she loved sitting on her front porch. She was looking forward to doing that this summer. She was able to sit on her front porch once before her death.

One of Mary’s recent happy occasions:

There was a special surprise celebration for Mary’s 95th Birthday, along with her sister, Cassie, for her 93rd birthday on August 17, 2019. The surprise celebration was attended by family and was hosted by The Gordon Manor in Huntly, VA where both sisters worked in their early teens and 20s.

Even though many of Mary’s special and beloved friends are now with The Lord, Mary cherished the continued friendship of 3 ladies that she has known for over 75 years: Mrs. Bessie Baltimore, Mrs. Pearl Jordan, and Mrs. Lillian Sloan. Also, we cannot forget her walking partner for many years, Mrs. Betty Roberts.

A celebration of Life honoring Mary is scheduled for: Friday, June 18, 2021, family visitation 11:00 am until 12:00 pm, funeral at 12 Noon, at Dynamic Life Praise and Worship Center, 1600 John Marshall Highway, Front Royal, Virginia, 22630

The services will be lived streamed. A link will be here on the day of the service

Interment will be at Good Hope Cemetery, 831 Happy Creek Road, Front Royal, Virginia 22630

According to CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are still requested. For safety precautions, there will not be a repast after the Services and Burial.

Special thanks to:

Blue Ridge Hospice for their excellent care.

Mary’s grandson, Antoine for his love and devotion. Also, his weekly and sometimes daily FaceTime calls to his Big MaMa.

Mary’s little girl and niece, traveling RN nurse, Stephanie Banks. She came back home at the right time to help take care & pamper her Aunt Mary.

Mary’s nephew, Tony Fletcher, his wife Misty, sons Anthony & Garrison for mulching & planting flowers in the garden.

Mary’s nephew, Dr. Gregory Carson, for medical advice.

Mary’s friend, Joe Jackson, for keeping Mary’s yard looking good by mowing and for trimming the bushes for over 10 years.

To all family and friends for your prayers, visits, phone calls, FaceTime calls, text messages, food, and other gifts to Mary. You are so loved. This meant a lot to Mary.

Memorial donations in Mary’s memory may be made to one of the following:

Macedonia Baptist Church, P. O. Box 626, 574 Zachary Taylor Highway, Flint Hill, Virginia 22627

Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street #405, Winchester, Virginia, 22601, Phone: 1-540-313-9200

American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, Phone: 1-800-227-2345 http://www.cancer.org

American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231, http://www.heart.org

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John Franklin Moser (1948 -2021)

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John Franklin Moser, 72, of Middletown, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home. Inurnment will be private.

Mr. Moser was born September 27, 1948, in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, son of Lucille Moser of Winchester and the late John Calvin Moser.

Surviving with his mother, are his wife, Valrie Hines Moser; one son, John Eric Moser and fiancée Jennifer Lynn Boyd of Winchester; two daughters, Michelle Henry of Middletown and Rebecca Robinson and husband Mike of Front Royal; one brother, Tommy Moser of Winchester; one sister, Angie Cather and husband Mike of Berryville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Five-Star Home Health Care for all of their help and support over the past year.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 6 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.maddoxfuneralhome.com

Donations may be made to the family c/o Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

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

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Henry Clayton Corder, Jr. (1964 – 2021)

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Henry Clayton Corder, Jr. 56, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at his home.

Henry Clayton Corder, Jr.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 5 at 4:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Henry was born December 2, 1964, in Front Royal, son of the late Henry Clayton Corder, Sr. and Frances Henry Butts.

Surviving is his children, Kimberly Graham of Little River, South Carolina and Clayton Corder of Front Royal; one sister, Deborah Gue (Walter) of Front Royal; and four grandchildren, Nevah Lewis, Brayden Leo Corder, Trinity Lam, and Jeffrey Lam, Jr.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Evelyn Showers.

Donations may be made to the family c/o Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

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Olivia Lynn Edwards (2004 -2021)

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Olivia Lynn Edwards, 17, of Martinsburg, West Virginia passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Olivia Lynn Edwards

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 5, 2021, from 11 AM to 1 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia with Pastor Jim Bunce officiating. The funeral service will follow at 1 PM. Burial will take place at a later date at Panorama Memorial Gardens next to her longtime friend Madison “Madi” Brogan.

Olivia was born on March 18, 2004, in Front Royal, to Adam and Caprice Edwards. She was a caring and nurturing big sister to her brother, Baron Wayne Edwards. She was always there for him, bringing laughter along the way. Olivia grew up in Front Royal and recently graduated from Skyline High School. She was a dedicated, hard worker who accomplished anything she set her mind to. Olivia was loved by all of her family and friends and always had a smile that would light up the room. You could find her listening to music, painting, or hanging out with her besties, bringing joy and laughter to everyone she met.

Surviving along with her parents and brother are her maternal grandparents, Frank “Grandpa” Andrews and Cindy “Grandma” Lent; paternal grandmother, Denise “MawMaw” Coleman; aunts, Tina Andrews and Dana Lamb; cousin, Chance Lamb, and countless other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfathers, Thomas “PopPop” Edwards and Jeff Shoemaker; uncle, Thomas Edwards Jr.; cousins, Christopher “Chrissy” Andrews and Brian Douglas, as well as many other, loved and very missed family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maddox Funeral Home.

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Gloria Jean “Jeannie” Williams (1942 – 2021)

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Gloria Jean “Jeannie” Williams, 78, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021, at her home surrounded by family.

Gloria Jean “Jeannie” Williams

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 2 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Pastor Greg Amos officiating. Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Jeannie was born on November 8, 1942, in Front Royal to the late Leonard Blesson Talbott and Alma Belle Gooch Talbott. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Charles “Jug” Dudley Williams; brother, Charles “Charlie” Talbott; sister, Betty Elaine Williams; two sons, Charles Scott Williams and Donald “Donnie” Williams and two daughters-in-law, Connie Williams and Kelly Williams.

She enjoyed many things in life, but what she loved the most was having family around. She loved swimming, singing, family events, watching her daily soap operas, going to Virginia Beach on vacation, and visiting her sister Mable and her mother. She was a homemaker and loved every minute of it.

Survivors include her two sons, Ronnie Williams of Front Royal and Steve Williams of White Post, Virginia; three daughters, Tracey Clegg (Sampson) of Marshall, Virginia, Lisa Hayes (Mike) of Winchester, Virginia and Shelly Dietzler (Colin) of Front Royal; five sisters, Eleanor Butler of Texas, Barbara Ramey of Front Royal, Brenda Barton of Front Royal, Mable Dacheux of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Nancy Deneen of West Virginia; sister-in-law, Darlene Brown of Front Royal; fifteen grandchildren, four of which she raised as her own, Amanda, Ashley, Stephanie and Erica; 26 great-grandchildren and one she raised as her own, Brianna and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Junior Talbott, Joseph Williams, Ashley Williams (Morel), David Clegg, Jamie Clegg, and Cody Clegg.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brianna McCormick, Shawn White, Mackenzie Clegg, and Haley Anderson.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.

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Harold Lewis LaMonds (1943 – 2021)

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Harold Lewis LaMonds, 78, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held for Harold at 1 P.M. on August 10, 2021, at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W Main St. Front Royal, Virginia with Sammy Campbell officiating. Following all services, the entombment will take place at Panorama Memorial Gardens. Guests are welcome to start visiting with the family two hours prior to the service at Maddox.

Harold was born on March 26, 1943, in Albemarle, Virginia to the late Oswald and Lucille LaMonds. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty LaMonds; and his sister Debbie Williams. Harold was a fan of antique cars and his hobbies included gardening, bowling, and fishing.

Surviving Harold is his children, Melvin Lee LaMonds Sr. (Elizabeth) and Harold Lewis LaMonds Jr.; his siblings, Billy LaMonds, Oswald LaMonds and Betty LaMonds; his grandchildren, Melvin Lee LaMonds II, Aaron Jade LaMonds, Angelina LaMonds, Alexis LaMonds and Robert LaMonds; his great- grandchildren, Trey LaMonds, Kiera LaMonds, Silas LaMonds, Kaylee LaMonds, Ryleigh LaMonds, Brantley LaMonds, Brian Richardson and Andrew LaMonds; his very close family friend, Debbie Richardson; and numerous extended family members.

Anyone wishing to send flowers, the family has requested red roses.

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Kermit Wines Nichols (1926 – 2021)

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Kermit Wines Nichols, 94, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Winchester, Virginia.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 1 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with the Right Reverend Dr. Vince McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens, Waterlick, Virginia.

Mr. Nichols was born on September 28, 1926, in Fauquier County, Virginia to the late Brian Nichols and Mary Edith Nichols Fauver. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Louise Mills Nichols; brother, Johnny Nichols; and three sisters Elizabeth Nichols Camper, Irene Nichols Adaire, and Georgia Royston Todd. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a very active member of the Front Royal Community. He was a founder of Front Royal Federal Credit Union and a past president of their board. He was a member of Lion’s Club, the Jaycees, Masonic Lodge #71, Front Royal Chapter 6 O.E.S., VFW Post 1860, and the Shriner’s. He worked with C-CAP, the United Way, and the Electoral Board of Warren County. He retired from the Avtex plant in 1988 as a supervisor and before becoming a supervisor he was very active in Textile Workers Union of America Local 371 serving a stint as President.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn W. Nichols; daughter, Gloria N. Clark; two stepsons, Michael Compton Collins and Joseph Logan Collins; four step-grandchildren, Stewart Elizabeth Collins, Logan Alexander Collins, Rebecca Tamalyn Collins, and David Logan Collins; three step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Larry Camper, Michael Collins, Joe Collins, Paul Waddell, Logan Collins, and David Collins.

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 American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123; Rockland Community Church, 2921 Rockland Road., Front Royal, Virginia 22630; or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

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