The Aug. 11 Open Forum article by Thornton Parker paints a very rosy picture. In 2010, Uncle Sam gave the residents of Rockingham County about $650 million by his calculation.
WASHINGTON — I’ve observed many funerals over the last decade in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, where war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Last week I went for what, God willing, was the last.
Twenty-one years ago, in mid-August 1993, an orthopedic surgeon named George White penned a simple yet clear missive to The Winchester Star, the DN-R’s sister paper to our north, outlining a sound philosophy for how men should think that applies not just to Americans in their everyday lives, but as well to the elected officials with whom we entrust the public weal. We repeat this piece each year as a reminder.
Joshua Allen Campbell, 21, of Elkton, departed this world at his home on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
Joshua was born on June 18, 1991, in Rockingham County, the son of Elmer Edward and Karen Marie Wyant Campbell.
Joshua was raised in the Naked Creek area where he enjoyed fishing and swimming. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and camping. He was full of life and enjoyed it to the fullest extent. He had a great personality and enjoyed spending time with his friends. He attended schools at Elkton, Spotswood, Massanutten Technical Center and the Dayton Learning Center and he was a G.E.D. graduate. Joshua had previously been employed at Turner Farms, Dairy Queen and E.A. Breeden.
On Feb. 2, 2010, he married Ashley Dawn Seal Campbell, who survives. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Jayden Allen and Braxton Earl Campbell, of Elkton; two sisters, Beverly and Samantha Campbell, of Elkton; brother Jacob Campbell, of Elkton; grandmother, Dorothy Dovel Wyant; and aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Earl and Betty Campbell, and grandfather, Eugene Wyant.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton with the Rev. Dickie Campbell officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday evening at the Kyger Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to the Campbell family by visiting www.kygers.com.