Mary Mettye Kirk Burke, 91, of Front Royal, died Monday, September 13, 2021, at Commonwealth Senior Living. She was married to the late John Edward Burke, who passed away on April 2, 2006.
The Service of Christian Burial will be held at the Front Royal United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. conducted by The Reverend Rachel Gordon Plemmons. Following a reception in the church fellowship hall, the interment will be at 2:00 p.m. in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Masks are required.
Mrs. Burke was born April 2, 1930, in Gainesboro, the daughter of William French Kirk and Mabel Virginia DeHaven Kirk.
Mary was raised in Frederick County and graduated from Stephens City High School. She worked in the small loan department of the Shenandoah Valley National Bank until her marriage to John Burke on November 6, 1954, at Grace Lutheran Church in Winchester.
Mary was raised and accepted the Lord as her Savior at Bethel Lutheran Church, where she served as church pianist for several years.
After her marriage, she became a member of the Front Royal United Methodist Church. She sang in the church choir for over 40 years and was a member and past president of the United Methodist Women. She was on the Congressional Care Committee and the Administrative Board. She was co-chairman of the Stained Glass Windows Restoration Task Force and of the Pipe Organ Restoration Committee. She was a member of the Sarah’s and a volunteer in the church office. She received the Service Candle in 2011.
She was a member of the Ft. Loudoun Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a past president of the Warren Rifles Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
She was a member of the Valley Garden Club for over 30 years and served as president and treasurer.
She loved all things blooming and green and was a voracious reader. Mary was happy with her hands in the dirt or with a 500-page book in her hand. Her own beautiful flower garden was a labor of love.
Surviving is a sister, Ruby K. Pugh of Ashland; an aunt, Leona Kirk of Woodstock; and a sister-in-law, Della Irene W. Burke of Front Royal. She and Johnny did not have any children, but she was the beloved aunt of nieces and nephews, Sharon B. Maddox of Front Royal and her husband Arthur, Marty P. Ring of Mechanicsville and her husband Tim, Leah B. Lowe of Littleton, Colorado, and her husband David, Dr. Robert Burke of Houston, Texas, and William Burke of Front Royal; great-nieces and great-nephews, Kyle Maddox of Front Royal, Mary Maddox of Front Royal, Anna Lowe of Raleigh, North Carolina, Haley Lowe of Kansas City, Kansas, 1st Lt. Zachary Lowe, U.S. Army, of Vilseck, Germany, Erin Ring Wontrop of Baltimore, Maryland and husband Cal, Samantha Burke of Austin, Texas, and John Ethan (Jack) Burke of Front Royal; great-great-niece and nephews, Simon Maddox, Marcellus Mathewson, and Penelope Matheson, all of Front Royal.
She also leaves cousins, especially her first cousin Ernest Washington Adams, III and his wife Ellen Fisher Adams of Gainesboro; her long-time friend, Billie Ruth Bowen of Front Royal; and her indispensable “jack-of-all-trades”, Rick Mitchel of Front Royal.
Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred Kirk Smith; and a niece, Mary French Smith Sarle.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Maddox, 1st Lt. Zachary Lowe, Jack Burke, Cal Wontrop, Rick Mitchel, Duane Orndorff and Fred Viers.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Burke, Timothy Ring, Arthur Maddox, David Lowe, Dal Mallory, Tom Sarle, Dr. Robert Burke, and John Vial.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Front Royal United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1 West Main St., Front Royal, VA 22630, or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to Blue Ridge Hospice, Commonwealth Senior Living, and Warren Memorial Hospital.
Lucinda F. “Cinde” Raynor (1953 – 2021)
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.
Paul David Hartman Jr. (1962 – 2021)
Paul David Hartman Jr., 58, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Warren Memorial Hospital.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 1 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Sammy Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Hartman was born on November 23, 1962, in Front Royal to the late Paul Sr. and Linda Fox Hartman. He was a graduate of Warren County High School class of 1982, a coach and umpire for Front Royal Little League for many years, and worked for Walmart in Front Royal and Winchester for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife, Linda T. Hartman of Front Royal; daughter, Teresa Hartman of Front Royal; two sons, Matthew Hartman (Kathryn) of Lyons, New York and Jimmy Thompson of Martinsburg, West Virginia; brother, Bruce E. Hartman (Janet) of Martinsburg, West Virginia; three nieces, Kimberly Hartman of Endicott, New York, Felicia Hartman of Martinsburg, West Virginia and Christina Crites of Front Royal; six grandchildren, MacKenzie, Mark, William, Raymond, Gillian and Lillian, and his fur babies.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Hartman, David Palmer, Nathan Cator, Austin Claiborne, Travis Burton, and Alan Bell.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Logan Cole Maiatico (2002 – 2021)
Logan Cole Maiatico, 19, of Strasburg, Virginia passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 4, 2021, in Stafford County, Virginia.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 11:00 am at Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal with Pastors James and Melody Riggs officiating.
Logan Cole Maiatico was born January 29, 2002, in Winchester Virginia, son of Tony and Kristy (Funk) Maiatico of Strasburg.
He was a graduate of Skyline High School Class of 2021. Logan was a member of the Linden Volunteer Fire Department and was aspiring to be a firefighter.
He will be long remembered for his contagious smile and his vivacious laughter. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and his numerous friends. Logan made an impact wherever he went.
Surviving with his parents, Tony and Kristy Maiatico, are his brothers, Noah Clemons and fiance Diamond Clatterbuck of Front Royal, Nicholas Maiatico of Strasburg, Brayden Maiatico of Strasburg, and James Owens of Aldi, Virginia; a very special niece, Emmaliyah Clemons who was the light of his life; paternal grandparents, Richard and Georgia Maiatico of Strasburg, Fred Funk of Strasburg, and Sharon and Danny Knicley of Millboro, Virginia; along with great-grandmother, Betty Mcdonald of Winchester, Virginia; aunts and uncles, Gerry and Sara Maiatico of Front Royal, Lyndel and Missy Sulser of Gerrardstown, West Virginia, and Jimmy and Jennifer Jenkins of Inwood, West Virginia. Logan had numerous awesome cousins that he loved and would do anything for.
Logan had a special place in his heart for his “family by heart” to include his parents, Justin and Angela Appleton of Front Royal along with parents Wayne and Tana Hoffman of Strasburg. His brothers by heart include Blake Appleton of Front Royal, Sam Hoffman of Strasburg, Brayden Poe of Front Royal, William Wolfe of Front Royal, Caden, Ethan and Luke Jackson of Front Royal, Matthew Leach of Front Royal, Budder Haley of Front Royal, and Austin Dunlap of Front Royal. His sisters by heart included Emma and Harper Mawyer of Strasburg, Berkley Pierpoint of Strasburg. Alexis Cross of Strasburg and Kylie Appleton of Strasburg. Logan also considered Strasburg Midget Football, Front Royal Little League, Skyline Wrestling, Skyline Track and Field, Skyline Baseball, and the Skyline Hawk Football Teams as part of his family. Just know he loved each and every one of you.
Logan had a special place in his heart for his girlfriend Taeya Breen, he loved her more than life itself and had some of his happiest moments spending time with her. Taeya, Logan would want you to remain strong and live life to the fullest.
Logan was very passionate about sports and charity work and loved playing football, he contributed to the Habitat for Humanity and the Phoenix Project and Logan donated a portion of his first paycheck to the Skyline High School Hawk Tunnel. A memory fund has been established in Logan’s name with three primary goals: establish a scholarship fund in support of student/athletes; create a memorial in Logan’s name at Skyline High School; assist the family with any unforeseen cost associated with their tragic loss. The memorial fund is a 501c3 nonprofit and all donations are tax-deductible.
Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Memory Fund of Logan Maiatico at City National Bank in Front Royal.
Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, Virginia.
David Lee “Dave” Dove (1954 – 2021)
David Lee “Dave” Dove, 67, of Bentonville, Virginia passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Winchester Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 2 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Pastor Charles Henry officiating.
Mr. Dove was born on February 10, 1954, in Front Royal, Virginia to the late Margie Keyser and was then raised by his grandparents, the late Jesse and Caroline Keyser. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Darlene Dove; two daughters, Chrissy Reedy (Matt) and Mary Dove (Nick Hott); three grandchildren, Bentley Dove, Ava Reedy, and Maci Hott; three special nieces, Melody Jenkins, Lisa Cook, and Julie Shenk and sister and brother-in-law, Gloria “Dorothy” Jenkins and Glen “Pappy” Jenkins.
Laura Jean Smith-Peterson (1959 – 2021)
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.
Hughey Raymond Brown (1941 – 2021)
Hughey Raymond Brown, 79, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at South Roanoke Nursing Home.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Prospect Hill Cemetery with Sammy Campbell officiating.
Mr. Brown was born November 28, 1941, in Warren County, Virginia, son of the late William and Matilda Knight Brown.
He retired after many dedicated years from IBM and his greatest love was being a land surveyor.
Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Marrley S. Brown; two sons, Phillip Eric Anders of Pembrooke Pines, Florida and Aaron Wayne Anders of Atlanta, Georgia; two step-sons, Mark Wines and Matthew Wines, both of Front Royal; two brothers, George L. Brown and Edward H. Brown, both of Front Royal; one sister Barbara Henry of Front Royal; and nine grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.maddoxfuneralhome.com