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Robert Franklin “Frank” Carson (1932 – 2022)

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Robert Franklin “Frank” Carson, 90, of Front Royal, Virginia went to be with Jesus on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at his home.

Robert Franklin “Frank” Carson

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 3 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Pastor Tim MacGowan and grandson, Ryan Villagran, officiating. Burial will take place in Bridgeport, West Virginia.

Mr. Carson was born on January 2, 1932, in Clarksburg, West Virginia to the late Winnie Roach Starkey. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Dennis and Willard, and two beloved sons-in-law, Ronnie Villagran and Steve Polhemus. He was a veteran of both the United States Navy and the United States Air Force, retiring from the Navy after twenty years of service. He grew up as a “happy” kid predominantly in the West Milford, West Virginia area. He told many stories of adventures along the river including learning to swim, finding and riding a raft, and many good times with his siblings. He played football in high school and left for the military when he was 17. His family spent service years with him in England, Spain, Okinawa and Newfoundland. Following retirement, he became an ordained pastor with the Assemblies of God Church, a pastor with Spring Hill Chapel, and a Christian Counselor with Christian Communications Center and Channel 46 in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

He purchased property and built a home and a pond and enjoyed managing many acres. In 2012 Frank and Alma sold their home in West Virginia to move to Virginia to be closer to family. Frank was a lifelong learner and constant studier of the bible. He was a committed believer, patriotic and loyal countryman, and a proud husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was precious and beloved to his family and the many people that he cared for.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Alma L. Carson; three daughters, Dreama Maloney, Lisa Villagran, and Roberta “Annie” Polhemus; brother, Eugene Starkey; two sisters, Shirley Everett and Caroline Wiseman; six grandchildren, Amy Devine, Eric Devine, Lauren Maloney, Ryan Villagran (and wife, Deanna), Andrew Villagran (and fiancé, Laura) and Ethan Villagran; four great-grandchildren, Evelyn Cooper, Joshua Devine, Louise, and Elliott Villagran and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306, or to a Veteran-related charity of one’s choice.

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Rev. Frederick R. “Fritz” Trumbore (1935 – 2022)

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The Rev. Frederick R. “Fritz” Trumbore, 87, of Winchester, Virginia died Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Westminster-Canterbury in Winchester.

Services will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester.

Survivors include his wife Jean K. Trumbore.

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

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Shirley Mae Perry Funk (1950 – 2022)

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Shirley Mae Perry Funk, 72, of Edinburg and formerly of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the home of her daughter.

Shirley Mae Perry Funk

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 30 at 3:00 p.m. at Saint Stephens Cemetery in Strasburg, Virginia with Pastor Doug Frazier officiating.

Shirley was born January 14, 1950 in Winchester, Virginia, daughter of the late William A. and Mary Frances Seekford Perry.

She was a 1969 graduate of Warren County High School, and a member of First Baptist Church in Woodstock.

Surviving are her loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Clarence W. Funk; one daughter, Michelle Heier and husband Todd; two grandsons, Travis Heier and Christopher T. Heier and wife Chasity; great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Mae Heier; two brothers, William A. Perry, III and Robert L. “Bobby” Perry; and one sister, Linda Perry Andrews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bonnie Perry Shifflett; and a nephew, Rex Allen Andrews, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Todd Heier, Travis Heier, Christopher Heier, Wesley Shifflett, Chris Seitz and James Fadely.

Honorary pallbearers will be Benny Shifflett, Matt Pirtle, Josh Cook, Colton Bulatko, Derek Hawkins, Josh Wilberger and Wade Barb.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598.

 

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Dorothy Ann Williams Glascock (1943 – 2022)

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Dorothy Ann Williams Glascock, 78, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 at her home.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Bunce officiating. Interment will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens at Waterlick.

Mrs. Glascock was born March 12, 1943 in Front Royal, Virginia, daughter of the late Garnett and Katherine Grim Williams.

She was a member of Marlow Heights Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her beloved and devoted husband of 49 years, Leroy K. Glascock.

Surviving are a daughter, Michelle D. Wilkins of Winchester; one son, Kevin Lee Glascock and wife Lori of Front Royal; two brothers, Richard Williams and wife Shirley and Ronnie Williams and wife Susan, all of Front Royal; one sister, Barbara Dolly and husband Dave of Front Royal; two grandsons, Bradley D. Wilkins, Jr. and Derek T. Wilkins and wife Dorie; two granddaughters, Katherine R. Glascock and Lacie A. Glascock; brother-in-law, Mickel Massey of Front Royal; and many special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Katherine Merchant; two brothers, Russell Wayne Williams and James “Big Daddy” Williams; and one sister, Patty Williams Massey.

Pallbearers will be Armando Stinson, Brady Williams, Eric Williams, Mike Sims, Steve Mauck and Todd Tobin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Williams, Michael Sealock and Mickel Massey.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 1 from 12-1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

There will be a time of food and fellowship following the graveside service at Marlow Heights Baptist Church. Anyone wishing to bring food, please have it at the church the day of the service.

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Bruce T. Clark (1935 – 2022)

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Bruce T. Clark, 86, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral Mass will be held for Bruce at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic church with Father Gee officiating. There will be a wake for Bruce the night prior to the service from 7-9 P.M. also at St. John’s. The burial will be private with just the family.

Bruce was born on December 7, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Thomas and Jean Strachan Clark. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Clark.

Surviving Bruce is his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Kay Clark; his sons, Kenneth Clark (Nina), Kevin Clark (Laura), Daniel Clark (Laura), Paul Clark (Monika), John Clark (Lisa), James Clark (Valerie), Timothy Clark (Yvonne); his sister-in-law, Jean Clark; his 39 grandchildren; his 14 great- grandchildren; his nephews, Brad Clark and Rob Clark and their families; and the entire Lynch family.

Bruce served his country in the United States Army and was a Special Forces Green Beret. He was a part of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles. He wrote four published novels, was an avid historian and enjoyed playing the piano and trombone.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).

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Beverly K. Whorton Figgins (1964 – 2022)

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Beverly K. Whorton Figgins, of Front Royal, VA passed on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Winchester Medical Center, after contracting Covid while recuperating from surgery. She was 57.

Beverly K. Whorton Figgins

Beverly was born on Sept. 13, 1964, in Front Royal, VA, to Thurman and Sandra Whorton, of Rappahannock County.

She grew up working in the family’s restaurant, The Midway, alongside her mother and sisters, and eventually took over the business when her mother retired. Beverly was a fun and funny person who will be remembered for her kind heart and her ability to tell a great joke. She enjoyed camping with her friends and family, singing karaoke, and playing bingo.

In addition to her husband, Russell L. Figgins, of Front Royal, Beverly is survived by her mother, Sandra L. Whorton, her sisters Jo Ann Henderson (Eddie), Norma Shaw (Matthew) and Donna Grimsley (Samuel), a stepdaughter Jessica Figgins, and a grandson Dillon Figgins. She was predeceased by her son, Russell L.W. Figgins, who died in 2021 of Covid, and her father, Thurman F. Whorton.

There will be no funeral due to the high rate of Covid in the Front Royal/Warren County community. Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home. Messages to the family can be left at https://maddoxfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL), P.O. Box 396, Amissville, VA 20106

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V. Carol Barr (1940 – 2022)

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Rockland resident V. Carol Barr, a federal government retiree with 37 years of service behind her, died quietly in her sleep on January 18 following a 12-year battle with lung cancer. She was 81.

V. Carol Barr

Carol, the wife of retired journalist and U.S. government public affairs official Malcolm Barr Sr., was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March 2010 and to a great extent chose her own long-term treatment to augment several radiation and chemo sessions, living a more-or-less healthful and active lifestyle throughout the decade-plus after her initial diagnosis. For several years she volunteered at the Blue Ridge Hospice which accepted her case just four days before she passed.

Born in Coeburn, VA, Carol moved to Washington DC straight out of high school accepting employment at the U.S. Department of Labor as a shorthand/typist. Shortly thereafter, she married and bore two sons, Stephen Brickey of Tennessee and Danny Brickey who lives in Florida. She later met and married Malcolm Barr in 1984 and the couple produced a “late-life” child, Malcolm Barr Jr., an Iraq war USAF veteran now working in Newport News, Virginia.

Carol also leaves a sister, Barbara DiFilipo (husband Richard), of Seffner, FL; grandchildren Ashley Hoilman (husband Mikey), and Stephen Jr., all of whom reside in Tennessee. Also, several great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2022, at Rockland Community Church followed by a private burial ceremony at nearby Rockland Cemetery. A reception is planned in the old church building directly opposite the community church.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 357 Cloud St, Front Royal, VA 22630; Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

 

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