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.
Keith M. Calhoun
Keith Martin Calhoun, 64, of Timberville, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.
Arrangements are being handled by Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.
Owen E. Crump Jr.
Owen Evans Crump Jr., 92, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Bridgewater Home.
Preddy Funeral Home in Madison is handling arrangements.
Rex G. Kisamore
Rex George “Pap” Kisamore, 70, of Staunton, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at his residence.
Arrangements are being handled by Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory in Staunton.
J. Everett Will
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class James “Everett” Will, 90, of Hopewell, died Monday, May 12, 2014.
Arrangements are by the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Mary Wilson, 75, of Edinburg, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Charlottesville.
Arrangements are by Valley Funeral Service in Edinburg.