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.
Roger Dale Grimsley, 59, of Shenandoah, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Grimsley was born July 7, 1953, in Shenandoah, a son of Mary Lucas Grimsley and the late Willie Jasper Grimsley.
He was a sheet metal fabricator for Sullivan Mechanical in Shenandoah. He was a member of the Shenandoah Moose Lodge No. 2176 and Fraternal Order of Eagles of Harrisonburg.
In addition to his mother, Roger is survived by his former wife and mother of his two sons, Sandra Jean Beachard; two sons, Rocky Dale Grimsley of Luray, and Jacob Dale Grimsley of Ware, Mass.; three grandchildren, Lilly Grimsley, Rose Grimsley and Seth Grimsley, all of Luray; four sisters, Susie Kitta, Virginia Taylor, Libby Hammer and Evelyn Meadows, all of Elkton; and two brothers, Frankie Grimsley of Shenandoah and David Grimsley of Durham, N.C.
Pastor Carter Dean will conduct a funeral service Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Shenandoah Assembly of God in Shenandoah. Burial will follow in McAllister Cemetery in Shenandoah.
The family will receive friends Wednesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Service located at 2039 U.S. Highway 211 West in Luray, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Rocky Grimsley, Jacob Grimsley, David Grimsley, Tony Kitta, Frankie Grimsley and Maynard Meadows.
Blue Ridge Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.