Pearl Marion Varnau

Pearl Marion Varnau, 89, of Cross Junction died Friday, October 21, 2016 in Envoy of Winchester. She was born October 10, 1927 in Burke, Virginia the daughter of Wilford and Sarah Dove. She was married to Arthur Lee Varnau, Sr. for 42 years.  Mr. Varnau preceded her in death. Pearl was a member of the […]

Elizabeth “Bibbus” Luck Ellis

Elizabeth “Bibbus” Luck Ellis, age 74, of Winchester passed away peacefully on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Greenfield Senior Living in Berryville, Virginia. “Bibbus” was born June 26, 1942, in Middleburg, Virginia, the daughter of Samuel “Peck” Jr., and Louise Crowder Luck. In 1961, “Bibbus” married Clayton Ellis.  The couple lived in Middleburg until 1988 […]

Earl William Duff

Earl William Duff, 75, of Stephens City died Friday, October 7, 2016 in Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal. He was born in Washington D.C. the son of Arnold Chalmer and Margaret Roselie Mattingly Duff. Earl was married to Loretta M. Duff for 46 years.  Mrs. Duff preceded him in death. He was a loving father […]

Winifred Knight Dorsey

Winifred “Winnie” Knight Dorsey, 88, of Winchester, Va., died peacefully Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester. Winnie was one of eight children, the daughter of Taylor and Sadie Knight. She was born Sept. 7, 1928 at her childhood home in Clarke County, Va. Winnie was employed at the National Fruit Company […]

Horace Smith Dorsey

Horace Smith Dorsey, 88, of Winchester, Va., died peacefully Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester. Smithy, as his brothers and sisters and nephews and nieces affectionately called him, was one of 13 children, the son of Laurence Fries Dorsey and Zetta Matilda Smith Dorsey. He was born Oct. 8, 1927 in […]

Hazel Mae Simpson Hurst

Hazel Mae Simpson Hurst, 68, of Winchester died Friday, October 7, 2016 in Hilltop House Assisted Living. She was born June 12, 1948 in Loudoun County the daughter of Claude Franklin and Betty Barkley Simpson. She was a member of Purcellville Baptist Church. Professionally, she worked as a painter for Barber & Ross Co. She […]

Alice Virginia Chavez

Alice Virginia Chavez, 58, of Stephens City died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Winchester Medical Center. She was born April 15, 1958 in Winchester the daughter of Earl and Evelyn Strawderman Dodson. She was married to Francisco A. Chavez for 16 years. Professionally, she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant. In addition to her husband […]

Charles Oliver Grubbs

Charles Oliver Grubbs, 85, of Berryville, died Saturday, October 1, 2016 in Winchester Medical Center. He was born February 9, 1931 in Clarke County, VA the son of Thomas Jefferson and Bertha G. Grubbs. He was married to Shelby G. Grubbs in 1958. Mr. Grubbs served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He […]

Marilyn M. Steere

Marilyn M. Steere, 82 Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1934 to Merrill and Mary LeGeyt, Marilyn was raised in the town of Wickford, RI where she graduated from High School, participating in sports and was a majorette. She met her future husband, Clarence (Bud) Steere of 62 yrs, in High School, where she “scared him […]

Juanita Fletcher Taylor

Juanita Fletcher Taylor, 66, of Stephens City died Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center. She was born September 26, 1949 in Winchester the daughter of Hollis and Helen Fletcher. She was married to Robert E. Taylor, Jr. for 31 years. Juanita loved her cats and would regularly feed the squirrels […]

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Winchester, VA 22604
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