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.
Ruth Ellen Phillips, 95, of New Market, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.
Mrs. Phillips was born on July 11, 1917, at Forestville, and was the daughter of the late Homer and Ada Branner Harpine.
She was a homemaker and a devoted member of the Solomon’s Lutheran Church at Forestville.
On Aug. 29, 1939, she married Everett D. Phillips, who passed away Oct. 5, 2005.
She is survived by four children, Lona Sager of Timberville, Allen Phillips of Broadway, Floyd Phillips of New Market and Larry Phillips of Arlington; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The Rev. Glen Turner will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Solomon’s Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects on Saturday after 1 p.m. at the Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.