Richard Ambrose Townes, 90, of Front Royal, Va. Passed away on November 15. 2021.
A funeral service will be held on December 14, 2021, at 11 AM at First Baptist Church in Front Royal.
Richard was born March 21, 1931, to the late Mary and John Townes. He retired from Allegany Power Company.
He was a faithful and dedicated member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and a member of other committees and boards.
Richard served his country in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1953.
Surviving him are two children, Turner Clem and his wife Debi of Montgomery, AL., and Pamela Ammerman of Front Royal, Va., 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 2nd wife, Frances Ard, 1st wife, Fillie Licklider, brother, Jack Townes, and sister, Ruth Gochenour.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 14 W 1st St., Front Royal, Va. 22630.
Robert Lee “Skippy” Young (1946 – 2021)
Robert Lee “Skippy” Young, 74, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021, in the comfort of his home.
A memorial service will take place at Bethel Assembly of God, on Saturday, December 11th, 2021 at 11:00 am.
Robert was born on December 16, 1946, in Front Royal, Virginia to Bowie Lee Young and Alma Maxine Brown. He is preceded in death by his father Bowie Young and his maternal grandparents, Bertha Talbott and William Talbott.
Surviving Robert is his loving wife of 47 years, June Young; his mother, Alma Brown; his daughter, Katherine Young; his siblings, William Young and Linda Young Mace (Bill); his stepsister, Kathy Decker; his nephew, Michael Young; his niece, Melissa Young McShane; other nephews/nieces and numerous friends throughout the years.
Robert attended Bethel Assembly of God and worked for Aecom Services for 28 years before his retirement. If you ever saw him walking around town, he always had a smile on his face or said hello. Skippy was the type of person to give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. He was a hard worker and will be greatly missed.
Lindsey Ann Cole (1979 – 2021)
Lindsey Ann Cole, 42, went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, November 25th at her home. Lindsey’s love of life didn’t come to an end with her death, as her caring and giving spirit will live on through her two sons.
Lindsey was born on October 16th, 1979, in Bloomington, IL to Sharon Helms and Tony Scaduto. She was the oldest of her siblings.
Lindsey was preceded in death by her father, Tony Scaduto, and her Uncle Billy.
She leaves behind her two precious sons, Aiden Joseph Anthony Horvath and Landen Lee Tres Reed. She also leaves behind her loving mother, Sharon Helms. Other survivors include her brothers Logan Matthew Scaduto and Anthony Michael Scaduto (Ali), and sister, Sarah Lynn Carter (Alan). She also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will miss her deeply.
Lindsey was a giving soul and would spend time helping others who were in need. She wanted everyone in her life to feel loved and supported. She also enjoyed being a mother to her two sons. The love and support she provided to them will never be replaced.
In leaving this world too soon, she leaves behind two young sons who will need support, both emotionally and financially. So, in lieu of flowers, her family is asking to donate to a fund for her two boys. You can donate by going to gofundme.com/LindseyColeMemorialFund.
A visitation will take place from 6-8:30 pm on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W Main St. Front Royal, Virginia 22630.
A celebration of life will take place at 10 am on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Dynamic Life Praise and Worship Center, 1600 John Marshall Hwy Front Royal, Virginia 22630.
The interment will be private.
Theda Lee Dawson (1957 – 2021)
Theda Lee Dawson, 64, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Warren Memorial Hospital.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 11 AM at Rivermont Baptist Church, 575 Catlett Mountain Road, Front Royal, with the Rev. Tim Dyke officiating. Burial will follow at Bennett’s Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Dawson was born on July 8, 1957, in Louisa, Virginia to the late Joseph and Dorothy Blakely Nelson. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Christy. She grew up in the Warren County area and graduated from Warren County High School. She was a missionary for 15 years in Venezuela and a member of Rivermont Baptist Church. She was a founding member of Blue Ridge Women in Business.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Steven Dawson; four daughters, Tami Williams, Lisa Acosta (Jickson), Erin Acosta (Ramon), and Dottie Kendall (Mike); brother, Joseph David Nelson; eleven grandchildren and numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
John William Louis Martin (2003 – 2021)
John William Louis Martin, 17, of Linden, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at his home.
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.
Louemma M. Settle(1933 – 2021)
Louemma M. Settle, 88, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at Winchester Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 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.
Mrs. Settle was born on July 31, 1933, in Page County, Virginia to the late Samuel and Renzola Lam Breeden. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilton Settle; son, Greg Settle; six brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include her two sons, Rick Settle (Elaine) and Jeff Settle (Paige); daughter, Connie Wayland (Gary); sister, Shirley Sealock; six grandchildren, Adam Settle, Jill Gum, Bo Wayland, Matthew Wayland, Justin Settle, and Taylor Settle; numerous great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren and step grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Doris Jane “Janie” McCorkle (1935 -2021)
Doris Jane “Janie” McCorkle, 86, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Winchester.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester.
Mrs. McCorkle was born March 31, 1935, in Rockingham County, Virginia, daughter of the late William W. and Sally Catherine Smith Joseph. She retired from Warren Memorial Hospital after 23 years of service as an operating room nurse. Doris began her career there on the very first day of the opening of Lynn Care Center. She was a member of Marlow Heights Baptist Church and worked with the nursery there for many years. She was a faithful wife, mother, and grandmother who was loved by so many.
Doris is preceded in death by her son, Jerry W. McCorkle; brothers, Bill Joseph, Roy Lee Joseph, Paul Joseph, and Vernon Joseph and sisters Lillian Woody, Betty Thompson, Maxine Grogg, Nellie Harding, and Norma “Duckie” Joseph.
Surviving is her loving and devoted husband of 71 years Raymond Miller McCorkle; son Ken McCorkle, daughters, Karen Sue Cole and Lorie Ann Thurston; sisters Sue Knupp and Ruby Ray, both of Rockingham County, Virginia; grandsons, Aaron McCorkle, Joseph McCorkle, Bradley Marcey, Jerry W. McCorkle II, Jeremy McCorkle, Johnathan Cole, and Joshua Cole; granddaughters, Desiree Marcey, Jenny McCorkle, and Stephanie Lillard; great-grandsons, Elijah McCorkle, Julian Marcey, and Brayden Marcey; great-granddaughters, Emaley McCorkle, Haley McCorkle, Jasmine Schuler, Breanna Marcey, Madelyn Lillard, Makayla Lillard, Cierra Cole, and Lydia Cole; great-great-grandson, Liam Furr and great-great-granddaughter, Azelea James.
In addition, she was survived by those she adopted as her own, Donald Cline of Front Royal, Joy Baker of Bristow, Virginia, Toni Reuter of Senoia, Georgia, and Janell Haley of Stafford Virginia.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marlow Baptist Church, 517 Braxton Road, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.