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.
Evelyn L. Allen
Evelyn Lambert Allen, 93, of Severna Park, Md., and formerly of Cherry Grove, W.Va., died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are by Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg, W.Va.
Mildred N. Cubbage
Mildred N. Cubbage, 85, of Shenandoah, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.
Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah is handling arrangements.
Dr. Frank W. Gearing Jr.
Dr. Frank Wilson Gearing Jr., 94, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Emeritus of Harrisonburg.
Arrangements are by Lindsey Funeral Homes and Crematory in Harrisonburg.
Thelma P. Hensley
Thelma P. Hensley, 85, of Elkton, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at the home of her son, Lawrence.
Arrangements are by Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.
Arlie G. Puffenbarger
Arlie G. Puffenbarger, 75, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Sunnyside in Harrisonburg.
Arrangements are being handled by Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
Wilson J. Warner
Wilson Joseph Warner, 70, of Fort Pierce Fla., and formerly of Zigler, W.Va., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Arrangements are by Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin, W.Va.