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.
Annette Renee Riggleman, 43, of Timberville, died July 3, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 17, 1969, in Bowie, Md., and was the daughter Julia P. Goodloe Riggleman of Timberville and the late Bobby Graves Riggleman Sr.
She worked as the Human Resource Manager at Pilgrim’s Pride in Timberville. She was a member of the Fairview Church of the Brethren near Endless Caverns, where she served in the Women’s Fellowship. She took care of her mother for the past two years. She was loved and will be missed by all.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by sister, Connie Funkhouser and husband, Daniel, of Woodstock; brother, Kenneth Riggleman of Timberville; stepsister, Cathy Beall and husband, Eddie, of Harrisonburg; stepbrothers, Bobby Graves Riggleman Jr. of Harrisonburg and Thomas Riggleman of Broadway; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Gregory D. Hussey.
The Rev. Lewis Armentrout will conduct a memorial service 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fairview Church of the Brethren. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.
The family request that memorial contributions be sent to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses, P.O. Box 114 Broadway, VA 22815.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.GrandleFuneralHome.com.