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.
John Anthony Smouse, 42, a resident of Pleasant View Homes Yoder House at Dayton, passed away there Friday afternoon, March 8, 2013.
A son of Marie Smouse Marston and the late John Reed Smouse, he was born on Jan. 16, 1971, in Harrisonburg.
John lived his entire life in the Harrisonburg area.
He is survived by his mother, Marie “Snookie” Marston and stepfather, Alton Marston of Grottoes; one brother, Chris A. Smouse and fiancée, Lindsay Croy, of Charlotte, N.C.; and grandfather, Donnie Hensley of Harrisonburg. He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Smouse, in June 2011; his grandmother, Berniece Hensley; his maternal great-grandparents, Leo and Pauline Biller, and paternal great-grandparents, Harold and Julia Smouse.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home. The casket will not be opened.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from the Chapel of the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home with pastor Dave Gullman officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pleasant View Homes, Harrisonburg Fire Dept., or Grottoes Fire Dept.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindseyharrisonburg.com .