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Gary Stettler

Feb 11, 1964 - Nov 18, 2023

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Elkton, VA

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Mr. Gary "Stet" Stettler, who left us too soon on the morning of Saturday, November 18, 2023. Well known as Gary, although his brothers in the Navy knew him as Stet, he was born on February 11, 1964, in Indianapolis to his late parents, Ofa Boyd Tanner and Ernie Tanner. He is deeply missed by his beloved wife, Michelle Cline Stettler, who he married on the island of Maui in 2000. He is profoundly remembered by his three daughters, Megan St...Read More

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Alan David Mattichak

Apr 25, 1958 - Jan 31, 2024

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Elkton, VA

Alan David "Al" Mattichak, 65, of Elkton, went to his heavenly home that he talked of often, on January 31, 2024.He was born on April 25, 1958 and was a son of the late David and Johnnie Louise (Norris) Mattichak.He is survived by his two children, son, Steven and daughter, Kathryn, both of Broadway; his ex-wife, Laurel, of Winchester; sweetheart, Tigger, of Crimora.Al was an avid motorcyclist, a Jaguar Beast, a Jesus Follower, and a "one of a kind" man. Al was involved in the mechanical and electrical engineering world. He was a developer of several cogeneration and biomass projects throughout the United States and overseas. He designed and patented a solar powered generator, known as the "Sunrnr". Al assisted in several charities, including Malcom Smith Motorsports Foundation for orphanages and Merts Hands for amputees. Al had a "Big Heart". He cared about people. Being a single child growing up, he missed the comradery of siblings so wherever Al went, and whoever Al met, Al made sure they would become his life-long friend, his family. Al's health declined, he retired himself and his company Mattichak Energy. But God wasn't done with Al yet. God called Al to a new mission, a faith-based mission, "feeding the needy".Before Al's passing, he reached out to his "very close" friends and who agreed to help with the faith-based mission. Al's legacy will be continued forward.When Al met GLORY - JESUS said, "well done good and faithful servant".Al's favorite scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8;13 (It's the love chapter)A service will be held for family and friends at the Grottoes Chapel, 901 Elm Ave., Grottoes, VA at 2:00 PM on February 16th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Alan David Mattichak Benevolence Foundation, in care of the Grottoes Chapel Church, 901 Elm Ave., Grottoes, VA 24441. (faith-based mission, feeding the needy).

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Angela Lee Love

Oct 09, 1956 - Feb 09, 2024

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Elkton, VA

Angela Lee Love, 67, of Elkton, VA passed away Friday, February 9, 2024 at her residence. Service arrangements for Angela are pending at this time. Please check back for a complete obit and service information. To to the family or in memory of Angela Lee Love, please

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Mattie Duff Peters

Aug 31, 1939 - Feb 02, 2024

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Elkton, VA

Mattie Duff Peters, age 84, of Elkton, Virginia passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024. Mattie was born in Pennington Gap, Virginia.

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Donna Rae (Breeden) Shifflett

Sep 07, 1959 - Jan 06, 2024

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Elkton, VA

Donna Rae (Breeden) Shifflett, 64, of Elkton, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024 at her home. Donna was born September 7, 1959 in Harrisonburg and was the daughter of Cecelia Ann Taylor Breeden of Elkton, and the late George Wesley Breeden.She was a 1979 Graduate of Elkton High School and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Shenandoah. She loved watching her grandkids and enjoyed vacations to Myrtle Beach and Florida. She was a homemaker and had worked at AMP for a number of years, Genie and Miller-Coors. Donna was a devoted wife, an amazing mother, daughter, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. On August 25, 1979, she married Dennis F. Shifflett who survives. Also surviving is a son, Darek F. Shifflett and wife, Ashley; daughters, Chandra Shifflett and husband, Chris Davis, DeAdra Shifflett; sisters, Kim Dean and husband, Jeff, Cindy Shifflett and husband, Robert, Vicki Breeden; five grandchildren, Dylan Lam, Cayden Davis, Calli Davis, Camden Shifflett, Ava Shifflett; and a number of great-nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2024 at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. The casket will remain closed. Pastor Carter Dean will conduct the funeral service 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2024 at the Shenandoah Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow at the East Lawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg. Memorial gifts may be made to the Shenandoah Assembly of God Church, 311 Comertown Road, Shenandoah, Va. 22849To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Donna Rae (Breeden) Shifflett, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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John Hearn

Aug 22, 1927 - Dec 16, 2023

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Elkton, VA

Dr. John T. Hearn of New Market, loving husband of Jan Danley Hearn died on December 16, 2023, at Sunnyside Retirement Community. John Thomas Hearn was born August 22, 1927, in Fredericksburg, Va. , the first-born male, the second child of the late John Thomas and Nellie Armstrong Hearn. J. T. graduated from James Monroe High School in 1944. World War II was still raging and he joined the Navy's Combat Air Crewman Corps. After being discharged from the service he attended Mary Washington College and after the first year, he transferred to the University of Virginia. After receiving his medical degree from UVA, he did an internship at Madigan Army Hospital in Tacoma, Washington as a 1st Lt. in the U. S. Air Force. After being discharged, he came back to Virginia and started his family practice at Penn Laird, Va. He was on the staff at Rockingham Memorial Hospital and retired after 41 years. He also served as Medical Director at Sunnyside Presbyterian Retirement Community since its inception, until retiring in 1995. J. T. was a member and past president of Rockingham Medical Society and was for many years a delegate to the Medical Society of Virginia. He was also a past president of the Rockingham Memorial Medical Staff. He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was an avid golfer and notably had 16 holes-in-one, the last one at age 94 at The Shenvalee on Miller #8. He was a member of Spotswood County Club, joining in 1954. He was also a member of The Shenvalee in New Market. J. T. and Jan were married on August 19, 2016, and shared many interests including golf, traveling and a love of adventure. Dr. Hearn is survived by daughters, Cathy Showalter and husband, S. Frank of Timberville, Va. , Debby Hearn and husband, Ron Farley of Signal Mountain, Tenn. and Mary Helen Butler of Miramar Beach, Fla. He is also survived by a brother, James B. Hearn of Fredericksburg, Va. and eight grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by a step-daughter, Stacy Proctor and husband, Tom of Broadway, Va. and a step-son, R. J. Morris, Jr. and wife Anne of Grottoes, Va. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Blanche Hearn in 2001 after nearly 50 years of marriage; a son, Dr. James A. Hearn and a grandson, Clinton T. Showalter. Also predeceased by a brother, Charles "Pete" Hearn; sisters, Kitty Metz and Virginia Whiting and his second wife, Phyllis Weaver Hearn. The funeral service will be conducted on December 21, 2023, at 2 p. m. at Manor Memorial United Methodist Church in New Market with the Rev. Stephen Creech officiating. A reception will be held at Spotswood Country Club in Harrisonburg, Va. following the service. Interment will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville, Va. on Friday, December 22, 2023, at 11 a. m. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Dr. John Thomas "J. T. " Hearn, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Linda Fawley

Nov 05, 1946 - Dec 11, 2023

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Elkton, VA

Linda M. Fawley, 77, of Elkton, Va. , passed away Monday, December 11, 2023, at Sentara RMH. Mrs. Fawley was born November 5, 1946, in Washington, D. C. , to the late William Hartzel George and Betty Jo Booth. Linda spent most of her life living and working in Northern Va. She retired from the U. S. Department of the Army after 20+ years of service as a budget analyst. Upon retirement, she relocated to Elkton to be near family. She is survived by her husband, Norman Lee Fawley; son, Clyde Daniel Pickett Jr. ; daughter, Hope Graber; step-daughters, Kris Pesgrave and Julie Guffy; grandchildren, Emma Picket, Hunter Presgrave, Gray Urglavitch, Taylor Fawley, Kathlyn Guffy, Gracie Guffy, Kenadie Guffy, and Connor Guffy; siblings, Mark George, Richard George, Mona Coupe, and Julie George, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by three siblings, Buddy George, David George, and Sharon George. Those who experienced Linda's company knew a woman of conviction. Energetic and inquisitive, Linda loved to explore and devoted herself to her family, community, and many hobbies. She was the primary caretaker for her youngest brother, Richard, for many years. She was an active member of Hensley United Methodist Church. She dearly loved her church family and spent many hours reading one of her many Bibles. An artist at heart, Linda enjoyed quilting and restoring houses and furniture in her free time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hensley United Methodist Church. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Linda M. Fawley, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Mark Pleake

Sep 22, 1957 - Nov 27, 2023

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Elkton, VA

Mark lived a life devoted to his family and faith. He was a dedicated Christian and served as an elder in the Christian Congregation of Prosser, WA, for many years while raising a son and adopted grandchildren children as his own. Despite health difficulties, he gave to others and provided a listening heart and kind, reliable advice. Mark is survived by his mother, Jeanne Pleake; sister, Jodi Giles, brothers, Billy and Dave Pleake, son Mark M. Pleake, and wife Carol Pleake. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness and integrity, which will be cherished by all who knew him.

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Dolores Twiddy

Jun 21, 1937 - Dec 11, 2023

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Elkton, VA

Dolores Helen (Winiarz) Twiddy, 86, of Shenandoah, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2023 at the home of her son. Ms. Twiddy was born on June 21, 1937 in New York. She worked for many years as a home health care nurse. Dolores loved spending time at Cape Hatteras. She was an avid collector. Dolores is survived by her children, Christina Neil and husband Marshall of Waynesboro, Timothy Twiddy of Norfolk, Joyce Kearns and husband John of Woodbridge, Ralph Twiddy, III and wife Lani of Virginia Beach, Candace Phelps of Saluda, Keith Twiddy of Shenandoah, Daniel Twiddy and wife Jeannie of Shenandoah, Joseph Twiddy and wife Wendy of Saluda, Kathryn Kirby and husband Nathaniel of Jonesboro, TN; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In keeping with her wishes, her body was donated to science. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorial contributions be made to the Page County Animal Shelter, 1261 Goodrich Road, Stanley, VA 22851. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Dolores Helen Winiarz Twiddy, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Michael Kennedy

Died : Dec 08, 2023

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Elkton, VA

Michael Patrick Kennedy, 71, passed away on December 8, 2023 from a short battle with cancer. Michael earned two degrees from Northwestern University and went on to work with and enjoy sports for the rest of his life. In his later years, he found the most joy spending time with his two grandsons, Foster and Charlie, as well as his daughter, Molly Kennedy Bowman and son-in-law, Jordan Bowman. Michael is survived by his mother, Beverly Kennedy, sister Marilyn Melia, her husband Edward, and two nephews, Michael (Lissy) and James Melia. At the end, Michael was intensely supported by his medical team. Please consider a donation to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Hospice Fund at: www. supportrmh. org To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Michael Patrick Kennedy, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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William Vigar

Dec 22, 1935 - Dec 02, 2023

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Elkton, VA

ObituaryWilliam A. "Bill" Vigar, Ret. U. S. Army CW4, 87, of Harrisonburg, passed away on Saturday December 2, 2023 at Bellaire at Stoneport in Harrisonburg. Mr. Vigar was born on December 22, 1935 in McGaheysville and was a son of the late Lewis Andrew and Edith Virginia (Warble) Vigar. He excelled in sports at Montevideo and Harrisonburg during his school years. He later earned enough money to take flying lessons at Hartman Airfield on Chicago Ave. Mr. Vigar began his military career in 1953, serving with both the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia U. S. Army Reserve until 1958. In August of 1958, he entered Active Federal Service. During the succeeding seven years, he served with distinction while earning the rank of SGT (E-5), the EIB and completing the Airborne and Ranger Qualification Courses. During this period, SGT Vigar served with several airborne units, including the 503rd Battle Group, and the 504th and 509th Airborne Battalions. In 1965 Mr. Vigar began his aviation career by completing the Warrant Officer Fixed Wing Qualification Course. After Fort Rucker, he reported for duty at Fort Bragg, for a tour as a Pilot with the 69th Aviation Company, XVIII ABN Corps. He was subsequently selected as a Flight Instructor at Fort Rucker before departing for the first of two combat assignments in the Republic of Vietnam. His second combat assignment was a unique duty, flying US Navy P2B Neptune Aircraft to support the military intelligence gathering effort. Upon his return to Fort Rucker, Mr. Vigar served as an Instructor Pilot and was instrumental in the initial development of the World-Wide Aviation Standardization Program which today is known as the Department of Evaluation and Standardization (DES). Mr. Vigar's following assignment was to HQ U. S. Army Communications Command as an Air Traffic Control Technician. This marked the first time an aviation warrant officer was selected to service in a Principal Air Traffic Control Staff assignment. The following PCS send Mr. Vigar back to Europe, with the United States European Command Flight Detachment, as a pilot and operations officer. His responsibilities included the travel and scheduling arrangements for all Ambassadors, Dignitaries, and VIP's visiting Europe. For his final assignment, Mr. Vigar returned to Fort Bragg, and was assigned to the Airborne Board Aviation Section. As the Board's senior aviator, Mr. Vigar provided expert information on aviation operations, and served as the focal point for aviation support on tests. He has also been involved in classified special operations and was instrumental in supporting pre-deployment testing for Operation Urgent Fury. Mr. Vigar has devoted a long and illustrious career to Army Aviation, and has accumulated over 14,000 accident-free flying hours. Having served with distinction for over 31 years, Mr. Vigar has been awarded Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Bronze Star, Air Medal with 64 clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign and Service Medals, and several other individual awards. After retiring in 1984, Mr. Vigar returned to the Valley and continued his aviation career, flying for Hensen Airline and Tri-Star Aviation. From 1988 through 1997, Bill went back to flying for the Department of Defense out of Langly Air Force Base. Upon his second retirement, Bill again, returned to the Valley and served as an officer for the Rion-Bowman VFW Post #632, AmVets, Shenandoah Valley Eagles #4150. He was a member of Rockingham Union Lodge #27 AF&AM. He was also a member of the Valley Shrine Club. Bill was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, and a recipient of his 50-year pin from Wiregrass Shrine Club in Dothan, Alabama. Mr. Vigar is survived by his wife, Debbie (Taylor) Vigar. In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his children, Steve Vigar of Bridgewater, Barry Vigar and wife Susan of Seneca, SC, Stephanie Hummel of Sangersville, Eric Hummel and wife Nikki of Bridgewater; his former wife, Mobley Padilla; grandchildren, Ryan Vigar and wife Heather of Bridgewater, Trent Vigar and wife Marissa of Atlantic, GA; and great-grandchildren, Cam-Ron Vigar, Laurel Vigar, and Brooke Vigar. Mr. Vigar was also preceded in death by a son, William A. "Rocky" Vigar, Jr. The funeral service will be held on Saturday December 9, 2023 at 11 AM at the Harrisonburg Chapel of Kyger Funeral Homes, with Pastor Wayne Wright officiating. Burial with military rites by the United States Army will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 8, 2023 from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; K9s for Warriors; or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of William A. "Bill" Vigar, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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