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James Puffenbarger

Mar 01, 1958 - Nov 21, 2023

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Grottoes, VA

James David "Puff" Puffenbarger, of Mt. Crawford, went to be with the Lord on November 20, 2023, at the age of 65. David was born in Leonardtown, MD, on March 1, 1958 to the late Ralph V. and Mary A. Puffenbarger. He was a graduate of Turner Ashby High School class of 1976 where he loved playing football. Prior to going to work full-time at the family business, David worked for the City of Harrisonburg for 10 years where he was known as "Sugar Bear". As a second generation owner/operator of See-...Read More

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Mary Elizabeth DePoy

Jun 28, 1935 - Jan 26, 2024

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Grottoes, VA

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" DePoy, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 26, 2024, at her home surrounded by loved ones. Liz was a breast cancer survivor and had lived with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia for many years.Liz is survived by three children: Patty Brook Delgado-DePoy; James Russell DePoy II and his wife, Darlene, of Greenville, and Rayburn Clinton DePoy and his wife, Anne, of Dayton. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Edna Wine of Mt. Solon and Edith Lam and her husband, Ralph, of Churchville; and brother-in-law, Guy Kiracofe of Manhattan, Kansas. Liz is survived by six grandchildren: James "Jamie" Russell DePoy III, Bethany Nicole DePoy, Allison Louise DePoy, Jaxson Hunter DePoy, Anderson Clinton DePoy, and Madison Grace DePoy. Additionally, she is survived by three great-granddaughters, many nieces and nephews, and her beloved cat, Fluffer.Liz is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James R. DePoy; daughter, Mary Lou DePoy; son-in-law, Alfredo Delgado; brothers-in-law, Wilbur "Snooks" Blair, Melvin Armentrout, Ray Wine, and Harry DePoy; and sisters-in-law, Margaret DePoy, Betty Armentrout, and Doris Kiracofe.Liz was born in Mount Solon, Virginia, on June 28, 1935, to the late Rayburn Russell Myers and Minnie Copeland Blair Myers. She married her soul mate, James Russell DePoy, at the Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church on November 8, 1958.Liz graduated from North River High School in 1956 and attended Bridgewater College. She co-owned Valley Antiques in Burketown and J and L Fashions in Mount Crawford. Additionally, she co-founded Five Springs Hunt Club in Highland County.A friendly and outgoing individual, Liz never met a stranger. She loved her family and community, being a long-time resident of Mount Crawford and an active volunteer in her town. She assisted the Mount Crawford Ruritan Club with various meals and events, including Old Fashioned Days, and volunteered her time with the Farm Museum at the Rockingham County Fair.Liz and her husband Jim enjoyed camping with friends in Highland County and square dancing with the Grand Promenades in Rockingham County. They shared a passion for antiquing, frequently visiting flea markets and antique auctions up and down the East Coast.Liz delighted in participating in local craft shows, relishing the opportunity to catch up with friends and acquaintances at Dayton Days, Highland County's Maple Festival, and Belle Grove Days.The family would like to sincerely thank the medical staff at Sentara RMH's 4 East and First Choice Home Health & Hospice for their compassionate care. These staff members are appreciated more than words can express.Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, January 31, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater from 6-8 pm. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 1, at Victory Fellowship Church in Dayton at 11 am, followed by a graveside service at Mount Crawford Cemetery at 2 pm.Memorial contributions can be made in Liz's honor to Victory Fellowship Church, 3206 Limestone Lane, Dayton, VA 22821. 

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Mary Esther Lewis

Apr 20, 1923 - Jan 19, 2024

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Grottoes, VA

Mary Esther Lewis, 100, of Grottoes, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2024 at her home.She was born in Grandville, PA, on April 20, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Wilber J. and Nettie E. (Grassmeyer) Smith. She was united in marriage to Howard Lewis, who survives. Mary worked as a homemaker, later in life doing alterations for family and friends.She is survived by children, Judy (Douglas) Russell, Wilber (Patricia) Lewis, of PA, Karen (Richard) Connelly, of PA; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Harold Lewis; a daughter-in-law, Darlene Lewis; three sisters; two brothers.The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 23, 2023 at Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes.A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service Chapel in Grottoes with Pastor Glenn Hughes officiating. Friends are invited to visit from 10:00 to 11:00 AM prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg, VA.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grottoes Rescue Squad, 805 Augusta Ave, Grottoes, VA 24441 or Grottoes Church of God, 103 3rd St, Grottoes, VA 24441.Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.johnsonfs.com

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Gladys Mae Berry

Feb 10, 1945 - Jan 16, 2024

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Grottoes, VA

Gladys Mae Berry passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at the age of 78. She was born on February 10, 1945, in Harrisonburg, to her late parents George Norman and Viola (McDaniel) Berry.Family was the cornerstone of Gladys's life, and she cherished the moments shared with her loved ones. She is survived by her sons, Alan Johnson, and Brook Johnson and wife, Angie, whom she adored deeply. Gladys was a proud grandmother to her grandson, Joshua Johnson and wife, Erica, and her special granddaughter, Chelsey Lam. She is also survived by a brother, Delmas Berry, a sister, Mildred Terry, and her special kitty, Bella.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by siblings, Wilmer Berry, Leonard Berry, Carrie Bentley and Mattie Gibson.For many years Gladys dedicated her time and efforts to Massanutten Resort, providing service to visitors from all walks of life. She enjoyed puzzles and movies, socializing with friends, and attending Impact Ministries in Elkton where she was a member. Her important beliefs and values that have guided her life came from the word of God.The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 PM on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, at Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes.Funeral services to honor Gladys's life will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, January 21st, at the funeral home, with Pastor Brad Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.In remembrance of Gladys Mae Berry, the family kindly requests donations to be made to Impact Ministries, 330 Shen Elk Plaza, Elkton, VA 22827.Online condolences may be shared with the family at Johnsonfs.com

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Kimberly Sorrells Hudson

Jul 27, 1963 - Jan 06, 2024

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Grottoes, VA

Kimberly (Kim) Sorrells Hudson, 60, of Grottoes, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at her home with husband Michael (Mike) Hudson by her side. She was born in Waynesboro, Virginia on July 27, 1963 and was a daughter of the late Elbert McGrady and Helen Virginia (Groah) Sorrells.In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Brooke (Conor Haines) Hudson and Haley (Tyler Humphreys) Hudson; sister, Rhonda (Tony) S. Fortune; her beloved dog, Seamus; granddogs, Ziggy, Raiden, Ezra, and Dexter; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, in-laws, and Aunt Rebecca (Harry) Elrod.On September 27, 1986 she was united in marriage to her best friend, Mike. They loved the beach and sharing late nights at bars while Mike shredded on guitar and Kim ran the sound. In 1993, she became a mother to daughter, Brooke. Three years later, she gave birth to daughter, Haley. She was happy and busy, caring for her family on summer trips, cooking for the girls and their friends, and supporting every family member in their interests and activities. From Mike's music, to Brooke's soccer, to Haley's choir concerts, she was always there to cheer them on. Her family, and the New York Giants, of course. There are not enough words her family could use to truly convey the part she played in their lives; simply that she was, and will always be, one of the best parts of it. This sentiment is reflected by many in the community as she touched a number of lives as a coach for the Staunton American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), a supporter of Mike's numerous bands, and her successful career as a title underwriter.The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes, with Chaplain David Kite officiating.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4110, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or Augusta Regional SPCA 33 Archery Lane, PO Box 2014, Staunton, VA, 24402.Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.johnsonfs.com

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Alfred L. Morris

Aug 29, 1936 - Jan 04, 2024

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Grottoes, VA

Alfred L. Morris, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at the age of 87. He was born on August 29, 1936 to the late John Franklin and Ruth C. (Roadcap) Morris, and spent his entire life residing in the Grottoes area.Alfred retired in 1989 from Reynolds Metals in Grottoes and later opened an excavating business. He was a dedicated and hardworking individual leaving a lasting impact on the local community.Alfred cherished the time spent with his family and friends. He was a devoted husband of over 70 years to Shirley (Hasler) Morris, and their bond served as an inspiration to us all. Together, they created a warm and loving home, raising their children with strong values and instilling in them a sense of determination and resilience. Alfred will be dearly missed by his son, Don Morris and wife, Sandra, and his daughter, Mary Morris and husband, Wayne; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.In addition to his parents, Alfred is preceded in death by his brothers, Elzie, Melvin F., and Harold R. Morris, and a sister, Virginia Belle Hailey.Services will be private. Friends and family are welcome to stop by the home.Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.johnsonfs.com.

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Carl Edward Diehl

Jul 16, 1939 - Dec 28, 2023

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Grottoes, VA

Carl Edward Diehl, 84, of Grottoes, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at his home.He was born in Penn laird, on July 16, 1939 and was a son of the late Ivan Early and Lillian (Watson) Diehl.Carl graduated from Montevideo High School, and attended the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He worked as a Radioman until retirement. He enjoyed painting pictures, and enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed teaching friends and family his skills. He loved spoiling his four-legged puppies. Also he enjoyed spending quality time with his grand babies and reading from the Bible with them. Carl was known for being a very eccentric type of person and would do anything to get a laugh out of people.On May 14, 1974 he was united in marriage to Eva (Allen) Diehl, who survives.In addition to his wife of 49 years, he is survived by daughters, Annie (Courtney) Sinclair and Carla (Israel) Stickley; sisters Janet and Annalee and brother Glen; grandchildren, Skylar Sinclair, LillyAnn Stickley, LacyDru Stickley; Sandy, a dear cousin and many nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Saturday, 30th of December, 2023 at Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes.In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Grottoes Rescue Squad, PO Box 1187, Grottoes, VA 24441 or Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA, PO Box 413, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes is entrusted with arrangements.Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.johnsonfs.com.

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William H. Reese

Feb 21, 1942 - Dec 25, 2023

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Grottoes, VA

"Steamboat" William H. Reese died at age 81, after only days before he was trying to convince someone to help him make a break out of the hospital. Steamboat told his last story on Monday, December 25, 2023. We will all miss his fun legendary stories, he was a pretty social person. His proudest accomplishments were his children and grandchildren. Avid outdoorsman that went from Bear hunting to bear watching and studying their habits. He loved to take people to the cabin to see "his" bears. He lived a full life of fun and crazy antics. Flying in helicopters and planes with not so sober friends. He thought everyone deserved a world renowned Steamboat-Shooters. Now you can dance all over Heaven... dance Daddy dance.William was born in Rockingham County, VA to the late Harry Lee and Mary Catherine (Crider) Reese. William married Reatha Mae (Foster) Reese on September 3, 1966 in Maryland, who preceded him in death.He is survived children, Billy Reese, Susie (Darin) Swecker, Betty (Mark) Price; brother, Gene Reese; grandchildren, Whitney Hartman, Kris Reese, Tiffani Rodeheaver, ShyAnna Maldonado, Mary (Ellie) Miller, and Robyn Guyer; special nephew, Danny Jordan.In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death brothers, James and David Reese; sisters, Addie Mongold, Cathryn Little, Luella Black.A visitation will be between 6:00 and 8:00 PM, on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Bridgewater.A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 29, 2023, at Victory Fellowship Church, with Mark Reese and Pastor John Jantzi officiating. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery in Dayton.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.Family would appreciate any memories posted at www.johnsonfs.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Bridgewater.

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Brad Allan Bowman

Feb 28, 1962 - Dec 21, 2023

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Grottoes, VA

Brad Allan Bowman, 61, of Port Republic, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at Sentara RMH Medical Center.He was born on February 28, 1962 and was a son of Peggy (Turner) Bowman of Port Republic, and the late Byrl Bowman.Brad enjoyed horseback riding, playing guitar, motorcycles and drawing. He also loved to talk and meet new people.Brad is survived by four children, Christopher Bowman, Mandy Coffman and husband, Nathan, Melody Bowman, and April Bowman; two brothers, Bruce and Barry Bowman; grandchildren, Kyleigh, Ethan, Ryan, Caroline, Camdyn, and Cason.A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2024.Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes. Online condolences may be shared with the family at johnsonfs.com.

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Charles Moore

Nov 10, 1930 - Dec 14, 2023

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Grottoes, VA

Charles Thomas Moore, 93, of Grottoes, Virginia, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2023, at home. Born November 10, 1930, in Middlesex, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Vivian Grobe Moore. Charles served in the United States Navy and later graduated from St. Peter's College. He began a career with Graybar that spanned over thirty years until his retirement. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Somerville, New Jersey. In his spare time, Charles enjoyed gardening, golfing and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Toni Ciurczak Moore. Also surviving are two daughters, Karen Garrison and husband, Donald of Port Republic, Virginia and Ruth Andrisani and husband, Joseph of Monroe, North Carolina; a son, Charles Moore and wife Linda of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; a brother, Robert Moore; a sister, Pauline Zurat and husband, Michael; four grandchildren, J. J. Campbell, Brett Campbell, Hunter Garrison and Tucker Garrison; a great-grandchild, Hayden Campbell; one niece and one nephew. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p. m. , Monday, December 18, 2023, at Port Republic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sentara Hospice, 871 Martin Luther King Way, Suite 203, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Charles Thomas Moore, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Paul Lawyer

Sep 01, 1936 - Nov 28, 2023

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Grottoes, VA

On November 25, 2023 our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle passed into eternal life. Senior Chief Petty Officer (Ret. ) Paul David Lawyer, 87, was born in Berkeley Springs, WV on Sept. 1, 1936 to Harry and Pearl (Laign) Lawyer. David graduated from Berkeley Springs High School in 1954 and entered service in the U. S. Navy on Aug. 19. He served in many overseas posts and the Vietnam War 1968-69. Upon retirement, Nov. 3, 1972, he returned to Berkeley Springs and worked for local industries until retirement in 1981. On Jan. 7, 1986, he married Donna McFadden and they settled in Augusta Co. in a home he built. Survived by wife; son, Tony Lawyer (Cherie), Berkeley Springs and their children Ian, Joshua, Devin; step-children: Pamela (Alvin, Jr. ) Alexander and their children Susan, Morgan (Kelvin), Allison; Donald Steger, Jr. (Marsha) and daughter Gillian; brother William (Bill) Lawyer, Berkeley Springs, 96 years in 2023. Predeceased by parents and brothers Raymond (2002) and James (2004) of Berkeley Springs. Survived by sisters-in-law Maud Lawyer, Berkeley Springs, and Bev Lawyer, Ormond Beach, Fl. David was proud to serve his country and received many commendations and medals for outstanding performance of duties. David was a long-time active member of Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church in Mount Solon, VA. As requested, David will be cremated with private burial service for family at a later date. A memorial service will be held at the church in Mt. Solon on Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 PM with Rev. James Smith officiating. A reception to follow in the Church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church, 372 Kyles Mill Road, Mt. Solon, VA 22843 or Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Bridgewater.

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