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Sylvia Mae Cameron Seal (1924 – 2021)

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After the rains ceased, and on the first beautiful day of fall, Sylvia Mae Cameron Seal, age 97, of Front Royal, Virginia passed peacefully from this world into heaven on September 24, 2021 at the home of her daughter following a brief illness, surrounded by those who loved her most.
Sylvia was the last of her immediate generation and was a beacon of love and friendship to her family and all those she met. There were no strangers to Sylvia, only unmet friends. While her family is grieved to lose their beloved matriarch, they know that her husband Bill was waiting for her, and heaven rejoiced.

Sylvia Mae Cameron Seal

Sylvia was born on April 23, 1924, in Reager, Virginia (Rappahannock County) to father George Dewey Cameron (d.1973) and mother Ora Pearl Williams Cameron Pomeroy (d.1969). Her childhood was spent in Harmony Hollow, Virginia where she attended a one-room schoolhouse. She later attended Roller Business College and various government schools throughout her career.

In early World War II, she worked at the American Viscose Plant in Front Royal. After marrying her husband Carroll (Bill) Woodrow Seal (d.2008) in 1942, she traveled the world, working with him during his military career.

Her career highlights were working for our military at Andrews AFB (Maryland), Bolling AFB (Washington, DC), Neubiberg AFB (Germany), Clark AFB (Philippines), Walker AFB (New Mexico), and finally with the Federal Government (FPA/GSA) in Berryville, Virginia, from where she retired in 1977.

Following her husband’s retirement from the Air Force, they settled back in their hometown of Front Royal, Virginia in 1961 where she focused on her love of family, church, and community.
Sylvia joined the Order of the Eastern Star in 1957 and remained a very active member until her health declined. She was a member of Front Royal Chapter No. 6, serving as Worthy Matron (1969-1970) and Grand Representative of Louisiana. She joined the Front Royal United Methodist Church following her return to Front Royal and was a long-standing member of the Leslie Fox Keyser Sunday School class and the Marthas women’s group. Sylvia also worked with the Girl Scouts in Germany, Rainbow for Girls in New Mexico, and Job’s Daughters in Winchester.

In addition to her parents and husband, Sylvia was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Dewey Cameron (d.1988) and sister Belva Cameron Bolt Motz (d.2006).

Sylvia is survived by her loving family including daughters Carol Sours (Buddy) of Bentonville and Susan Warriner (Ray) of Middletown, and many special grandchildren and great-grandchildren including Stephanie Breeden (Bobby), Jason Sours (Jessica), Carson “Laney” Sours, and Brooke Butler. She was especially close to granddaughter Rachel Melvin (Jimmie) and their children Jaiden, Jocelyn, and “little Weston”, as she called him.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal, Virginia. The family will receive friends at 10 am. There will be a brief funeral ceremony conducted by the Order of the Eastern Star at 10:30 a.m., followed by the formal funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Masonic Mausoleum at Panorama Memorial Gardens, Waterlick, Virginia.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Sours, Ray Warriner, Jimmie Melvin, Jaiden Taylor, Chauncey Hawkins, John Thompson, and Sean Thompson.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Kirsten Ralls who moved in with Sylvia in her later years which allowed her to stay in the home she loved a bit longer and to her next-door neighbors Pam, John, and Sean Thompson who always looked out for her. She loved all of you so much.

In closing, we would like to share her favorite phrase, “It’s a great life if you don’t weaken.” She was a pillar of strength to all who needed her, and her spirit never weakened- only her body. The void she leaves in our lives is immeasurable, but the love she leaves in our hearts will endure forever. God bless you, momma, now go rest high on that mountain.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation in Sylvia’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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Lucinda F. “Cinde” Raynor (1953 – 2021)

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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.

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Paul David Hartman Jr. (1962 – 2021)

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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.

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Logan Cole Maiatico (2002 – 2021)

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Logan Cole Maiatico, 19, of Strasburg, Virginia passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 4, 2021, in Stafford County, Virginia.

Logan Cole Maiatico

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.

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David Lee “Dave” Dove (1954 – 2021)

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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.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org or to Davita Kidney Care at www.davita.com.

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Laura Jean Smith-Peterson (1959 – 2021)

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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.

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Hughey Raymond Brown (1941 – 2021)

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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

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