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Leon Fristoe

Feb 01, 1948 - Dec 01, 2023

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Front Royal, VA

Leon Wayne Fristoe, 75, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023 at Winchester Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 14 at 2:00 p. m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating. Inurnment will be private. Wayne was born February 1, 1948 in Front Royal, Virginia, son of the late Atley Leon and Mary Catherine Lockhart Fristoe. He was a U. S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Era and retired after many dedicated years as a S...Read More

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Barbara Jean Lively-Diebold

Dec 12, 1936 - Feb 18, 2024

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Front Royal, VA

Barbara “Bobbie” Jean Lively-Diebold, 87, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024 in the comfort of her home. Bobbie had a love of plants from a very early age and became a respected horticulturalist who volunteered with the Morton Arboretum in Dupage County, Illinois and taught horticulture classes both in Illinois and in the Washington D.C. area over the years. She was active with several gardening clubs and successfully cultivated many unique varieties of plant species. Always passionate about the people and things she loved, she will be greatly missed. Surviving Bobbie is her loving husband, Robert E. Diebold; her daughters, Dana and Andrea with her husband, Jack; her stepsons, Dan with his wife, Peggy, Mike with his wife, Julia, Steve with his wife, Cecile, and Bruce; her grandchildren; Aiden, Kate, Matthew, Alex, John, Paul, Shain, Gwen, Alexander S., Gabrielle, and Xavier. Bobbie was born on December 12, 1936 in Sunset, Louisiana to her late mother, Leota and her late father, Charles. She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Bonnie; who is survived by her husband Robbie; and her sister, Charlene; who is survived by her husband, Charlie and their daughters, Robin and Leslie.

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June Ramey Cullers

May 05, 1933 - Feb 16, 2024

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Front Royal, VA

June Ramey Cullers, 90, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Lavender Hills Assisted Living. Mrs. Cullers was born on May 5, 1933 in Front Royal to the late Leonard Leo and Mabel Gertrude Henry Ramey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ira Roland “Hook” Cullers. Survivors include her son, Roland Lee Cullers and his wife, Janie; granddaughter, Kathleen; two great grandchildren, Jazmine and Gus and two great great grandchildren, Elijah and Aella. Per her request there will be no services.

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Shirley Mae Chiveral

Dec 06, 1944 - Feb 13, 2024

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Front Royal, VA

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved Shirley Mae Chiveral who left this world peacefully on February 13 , 2024 at 79 years old. She was born on December 6 , 1944 to Anna and Cecil Nicholson of Front Royal, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents Anna and Cecil and her brothers, Burnie and Dickie. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Walter Chiveral of Front Royal; a daughter, Carla Deluca of Pheonix, Az; a daughter, Margie Conley (Brian) of Front Royal; a daughter, Janet Poe (Eric) of Front Royal; a son, Walter “Sonny” Chiveral (Erin) of Bernville, Pa; a sister, Margie Twaddle of Missouri; nine grandchildren, Tony Chiveral (Brittany), Christopher Melville, Keilyn Barrera (Sergio), Breann Oaxaca, Michael Oaxaca, Anna Poe, Mary Poe, Austyn Chiveral, and Parker Chiveral; two great-grandchildren, Renaeley and Everley Chiveral; numerous nieces and nephews; and her two beloved grand pups, Julio and Cooper. She cherished her family and friends, finding joy in every moment shared together. Shirley’s legacy will forever live on in the memories of her loved ones. She will be deeply missed. The family will have a visitation from 6-8 P.M. on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W Main St. Front Royal, Virginia 22630. The family will have a private graveside service at a later date. Pallbearers will be Michael Oaxaca, Austyn Chiveral, Parker Chiveral, Tony Chiveral, Sergio Berrara and Jon Childress. Though Shirley may no longer walk among us, her spirit will continue to shine brightly in the lives of all who were touched by her presence. May she rest in peace, knowing her love will endure for generations to come.

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Joan Elizabeth Whittington

Jun 11, 1934 - Feb 13, 2024

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Front Royal, VA

Joan Elizabeth Whittington, 89, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at her home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 2 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Sammy Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Whittington was born on June 11, 1934 in Moorefield, West Virginia to the late Mack Baer and Pearl Mayhem Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Francis Whittington; three brothers, Mack Baer Jr., Lewis Baer and Bobby Brown; two sisters, Diane Hickerson and Vivian Gill and three grandsons, Michael Whittington, Christopher Whittington and Matthew Whittington. She was a member of Women of the Moose in Front Royal. Survivors include her three sons, Rodney Whittington (Kathy), Roger Whittington (Betty) and Melvin Whittington (Debra); two daughters, Kathy Easter (Randy) and Donna Nickens (Pearl); brother, Douglas Baer (Sue); eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Rodney Whittington, Melvin Whittington, Brian Murphy, Aries Bolanos, Daniel Reil and Cody Shepherd. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Maxine Charlotte Braddock

Jul 13, 1931 - Feb 06, 2024

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Front Royal, VA

Maxine Charlotte Braddock, 92, of Front Royal, VA passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Maxine was born on July 13, 1931 in Colton, South Dakota to Russell and Marguerite Byrne. Maxine spent her early years in Kincaid, Illinois and moved with her mother and siblings to Washington State where she completed her education and began adult life. She married the love of her life, Cecil Gordon Braddock, in 1953 and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on April 1, 2018, shortly before his passing. In addition to being a devoted wife; she was a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Maxine not only created a loving home life for her family full of unconditional love, but she also was an avid crafter, baker, and reader, as well as a lifelong jokester. While experiencing trying times throughout her life, she overcame these obstacles through her strength, work ethic and wisdom, which she passed onto her family and friends. Maxine is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her siblings, several nieces and nephews, her son – James, her daughter – Marilyn, and her grandson – Joseph “Joey”. She is survived by her children: Theresa Velazquez (Robert), Julie Hall (Randy), Maggie Fine (Blake) and Richard Braddock (Stephen); daughter-in-law, Pam Braddock; ten grandchildren – Jamie, Sarah, Rebekah, Emily, Adam, Amanda, Joshua, Courtney, Zachary and Dylan; and eight great-grandchildren – Ethan, Lily, Nathan, Noah, Payton, Izzy, Logan and Ellie. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the many family and friends who helped care for Maxine over the last six weeks of her life, as well as the staff at Warren Memorial and Shenandoah Memorial Hospitals for their caring and dedicated support to Maxine and her family during these difficult times. The family also extends its thanks and love to Ethel Doyle, David Strulson and Stephen Culver for their unconditional support for Maxine and the family over the last five years. In addition, the family wishes to thank Blue Ridge Hospice for its help in allowing her to pass with dignity and grace. All of these individuals helped Maxine pass on her terms and in her home, which were her longtime wishes. The family would also like to thank Maddox Funeral Home for the dedication and comforting spirit they have shown the family upon her passing. Arrangements are in the care of Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal, VA and condolences can be shared at maddoxfuneralhome.com. Maxine will be laid to rest alongside her husband at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C. at a future date not yet established. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to: Samuels Public Library, 330 East Criser Rd., Front Royal, VA 22630 or online at samuelslibrary.net Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., #405, Winchester, VA 22601 or online at brhospice.org

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Bertie Marie Hooper Woods

Dec 08, 1938 - Feb 09, 2024

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Front Royal, VA

Bertie Marie Hooper Woods was born December 8, 1938 in Cambridge, MD to the late Albanus Hooper Sr. and Sarah Elliott Hooper. She transitioned peacefully from this life on February 9, 2024 at Lynn Care Center in Front Royal, VA. A Home Going Service will be held on Thursday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 32 North Royal Ave., Front Royal with The Rev. Dr. Christy McMillin-Goodwin officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the church on Thursday. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall immediately following the service. Interment will be on Friday, February 16 at 11:00 a.m. in Culpeper National Cemetery, 305 US Ave., Culpeper, VA. She was a proud graduate of Mace’s Lane High School in Cambridge, MD. She embarked on a journey in nursing after working at Johns Hopkins Hospital as a receptionist in the Personnel Department. She attended Bowie State University in Bowie, MD and took courses in Business Education. She later enrolled in the field of Cosmetology where her talents extended to the realm of beauty as she opened her own salon in Rochester, NY, showcasing her passion for hairstyling. On August 5, 1967 Bertie embarked on a lifelong journey of love and companionship as she joined in marriage with Alfred Woods of Preston, MD. For 56 years their bond grew stronger with each passing day, filled with shared joys, laughter, and cherished memories. Together they explored the wonders of the country, delighting in the adventures of travel and the simple pleasures of being in each other’s company. Their love story, marked by devotion and unity, remains an enduring testament to the power of enduring love. Bertie’s vibrant spirit and profound love for music illuminated her life’s journey. Whether singing, playing the piano (sometimes an organ at home) or composing soul-stirring melodies for churches, her musical prowess resonated with warmth and passion. Her dedication to music led her to assist in producing her own gospel album entitled “Something Had to Break for Me”, a project that filled her with immense excitement and pride. Her musical talents were not confined to personal projects. She also directed the Youth Choir at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Front Royal, VA, where her commitment to nurturing young voices shone brightly. Bertie found joy in singing with various church groups and sharing her gift of composing songs with them, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who were touched by her music. Bertie’s dedication to her community extended beyond her musical talents. She poured her creativity into writing church plays for special occasions, adding a touch of theatrical magic to religious celebrations. Actively engaged in various church activities, she exemplified service and compassion, embodying the spirit of kindness and generosity. Her involvement in local charities and community groups showcased her commitment to making a difference. Bertie’s leadership shone through as she coordinated local fundraisers, including initiatives like the St. Luke Community Clinic, Meals on Wheels, and the Town of Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department, among other noble endeavors. Her selflessness and tireless efforts left an indelible impact on her community, embodying the true essence of altruism and good will. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Rhonda Scott-Dingwall in 2019; sisters, Ruth Henson, Erma Gibson, and Ramona Kennedy; brothers, Ruben Hooper and Rommie Hooper; and brothers-in-law, Winfield Henson, Donald Gibson, and Elwood Kennedy. Bertie leaves to mourn, her devoted husband, the Rev. Alfred Woods; her devoted daughters, Misty Brown/Brewer (David) of Fuquay-Varina, NC and Sherri Spratt (Jeff) of Columbus, OH; sister, Elva Hooper (Dorsey) of Bowie, MD; brother, Albanus Hooper Jr (Dorothy) of Cambridge, MD; grandsons, Chaz White of Raleigh, NC, Travis Davis of Front Royal, VA, and Ben Brown of Raleigh, NC; granddaughters, Shai Brown, Christina Dingwall and Desiree Brown, all of Raleigh, NC; two great-granddaughters; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; Goddaughter, Najae Fitzhugh; and a host of friends. Memorial donations may be made to the Lynn Care Patient Fund, 1000 North Shenandoah Ave., Front Royal, VA 22630.

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Patty Lou Cornwell Marcey

Apr 06, 1932 - Feb 09, 2024

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Front Royal, VA

Patty Lou Cornwell Marcey, 91, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024. Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are still being finalized. Patty was born April 6, 1932 in Charles Town, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Edward Chamblin and Rose Bell. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wesley L. Cornwell. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Beulah Lee Foster of Gerrardstown, West Virginia and Marie Chamblin of Winchester, Virginia. She was a member of the Riverton United Methodist Church and B.P.O.E. Lodge 2382 in Front royal. Surviving are two sons, Ronney L. and daughter-in-law Betty, G. Cornwell of Mt. Crawford, Virginia and John. W. and daughter-in-law, Cindy S. Cornwell of Front royal; one daughter, Bonnie C. and son-in-law James R Williams of Naples, Florida; one sister, Caroline “Sally” DeHaven of Winchester; one brother, Marshall “Pete” Chamblin of Wichita Falls, Texas; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Rusty Cornwell, Jami Cornwell, Dusty Cornwell, Luke Cornwell, Morgan Woodard, Cyrus Cornwell, Carson Cornwell, McKenzie Cornwell, Avery Cornwell, Thea Cornwell, Maddie Woodard and Mason Hess. Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice at .

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John Kenner Marlow

Mar 28, 1939 - Feb 04, 2024

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Front Royal, VA

John Kenner Marlow March 28, 1939 to February 4, 2024 John Kenner Marlow, 84, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away peacefully on February 4, 2024, at Winchester Medical Center surrounded by family. John was born to Guy and Esther Marlow on March 28, 1939 in Washington, DC. He spent his first years in Silver Spring, MD living in a house his father built. At a very young age, John and his family moved to Front Royal where his father was contracted by the government to build houses during the war. The family believed the move would be temporary, but ultimately, the family grew deep roots in the Shenandoah Valley. John graduated from Warren County High School where he was a celebrated athlete. He played on Warren County’s only undefeated and untied football team, held the high scoring record for the Warren County basketball team for decades, and was a district champion in the discus. He attended the University of Virginia on a football scholarship. At UVA, he was the co-captain of the football team, lettered three times in track, and played freshman basketball. John graduated from the UVA McIntyre School of Commerce. He was the President of the V-Club, was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and was a member of the Lawn Society at the University of Virginia. John returned home to Front Royal in 1964 after spending two years stationed in Germany as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Upon his return, he built several apartment buildings and bought Marlow Motor Company from his father. He later purchased Tri-State Nissan in Winchester and Marlow Ford in Luray and continued building homes and developing real estate in the area. John believed that he lived in the most beautiful area in the country, and that he had a duty to serve his community. In 1968, he was one of the first Republicans elected to office in Warren County since the Reconstruction. He served 14 years in the Warren County Board of Supervisors and was a founding director of the Lord Fairfax Planning District Commission. John was a visionary Mayor of Front Royal from 1982 to 1990, during which time Front Royal’s Main Street was redeveloped, including the design and construction of the Gazebo in Downtown and the renovation of the former Train Station into a Visitors’ Center. He was the initial visionary and a founder of the Warren County Educational Endowment, which through the years has provided nearly a million dollars in grants for the benefit of Warren County students. In all that he did in the community, he was guided by the simple question: “Is it good for Front Royal?”. He was a founding director of Peoples Bank of Front Royal, a director at Jefferson Bank, and a director of First Bank. He served as a director of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and was a chair of the Board of Trustees at Shenandoah University. He is a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Front Royal. When asked, John will confidently say that the best decision he ever made was to marry the love of his life, Joyce Allison Marlow. They shared 58 legendary years together, and those that knew them understood that theirs was an epic love story. John is survived by his wife, Joyce; siblings, Joanna Driggs (husband John), Mary Elizabeth Marlow, and James Marlow; daughters, Jessica Marlow, Emily Marlow Beck (husband Andrew), Debbie Dunn, and Jeania Aylor (husband Rob); grandchildren, Olin, Marshall, and Margaret Beck, Amy Yates Watts (husband James) and Evan Bender; and four great-granddaughters. He was a proud “Uncle John” to several beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive friends at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal on Thursday, February 15 from 6:00-8:00 pm. A memorial service in celebration of John’s life will be held Friday, February 16 at 11:00 am at Boggs Chapel at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal with the Rev. Dr. Christy McMillin-Goodwin officiating. A reception will follow at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Inurnment will be private. Honorary pallbearers are John’s fraternity brothers from the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following funds: The Warren County Educational Endowment, P.O. Box 1314, Front Royal, VA 22630 or Rotary Club of Front Royal, John Marlow and Heidi Moore Student Athlete Scholarship, c/o Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, P.O. Box 2391, Winchester, VA 22604.

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Martha Ann Colvin Parker

Oct 09, 1932 - Feb 05, 2024

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Front Royal, VA

Martha Ann Colvin Parker, 91, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024 at Commonwealth Senior Living. A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, February 12, 2024 at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Christy McMillan Goodwin officiating and Pastor Mark Jordan assisting. Following the service there will be a luncheon at the church before processing to Panorama Memorial Gardens for the inurnment. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Parker was born on October 9, 1932 to the late Marshall and Minnie Colvin. She was also preceded in death by her husband Harry E. Parker; her sister, Margaret Lee Smith; her brother, Jerry M. Colvin; and her nephew, Jerry Smith. She is survived by one niece and two nephews. Mrs. Parker graduated with a BS in Education from Madison College (now James Madison University). She then taught 30 years in the Business Department at Warren County High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Front Royal and assisted as their Deacon, Church Clerk, and Financial Secretary. She was also a member of the Warren County Humane Society, Warren County Retired Teachers and worked as an interviewer for C-CAP. Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren County Humane Society at 1245 Progress Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630 and the First Baptist Church at 14 W 1st St, Front Royal, VA 22630.

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Robert Chism Rae

Jan 01, 1940 - Jan 29, 2024

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Front Royal, VA

Robert “Bob” Chism Rae, 83, of Front Royal, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 29, 2024. He was born in 1940 to his beloved parents, Colin and Anita Rae. Bob worked for the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation for 20 years, retiring as Supervisor. His entrepreneurial spirit and interest in electronics led him to start his own computer consulting business, developing accounting software for the next 40 years. Bob was a generous and caring person, deeply loved by his family. He will be remembered for his kind nature and sense of humor which always enlivened family gatherings. His positive outlook, supportive character and selfless spirit made him the rock of his family. Bob loved to work with his hands and especially enjoyed painting portraits, making friends on amateur radio, and working on cars. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Thomas Rae. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Pat; two children, Christine and Brian (Susan); five grandchildren, Stephanie (Brad), Maddie, Jamie, Jon, and Jordan; six great-grandchildren, Jack, Jayden, Cameron, Lillian, Natalie, and Will; two brothers, Richard “Dick” (Sharon) and David (Nancy); and three sisters, Ruth Johnson, Charlotte Payne (David), and Mary Rae. A private celebration of life will be held at a future date.

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