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.
Sharon A. Funk
Sharon A. Lafferty Funk, 54, of Woodstock, died Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.
Gary M. McCurdy
Gary M. McCurdy, 51, of Harrisonburg, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
Lillian C. Richardson
Lillian Clarissa Richardson, 83, of Harrisonburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Oak Lea nursing home, a part of VMRC.
Arrangements will be announced by Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.