MEADOWS, WILLIAM BUZZ -- Elkton - William Buzz Meadows, 67, of Rt. 3, Elkton died of a heart attack at his home early Monday morning. Mr. Meadows retired in August, 1964 from the American Viscose Corp. at Front Royal, where he had worked 20 years. He was born in Page County Aug. 9, 1899 and was a son of the late Hiriam F. and Margaret Hirt Meadows.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Reda Rinaca Meadows; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond N. Rimel of Elkton, Mrs. M. Leroy Means of Harrisonburg and Mrs. Ronald T. McCoy of Macon, GA.; two sons, Carroll J. and Garland F. Meadows,both of Elkton; seven grandchildren; one great-grand child; three brothers, Alfred, S.V. and D.V. Meadows, all of Elkton, and a half-sister, Mrs. Virgie Jewell of Luray.  The funeral will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Jolletts Methodist Church by the Rev. E.C. Smith. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Howard, Phillip, and Robert Meadows, Everette Smith, Russell Lam, and Elbert Stepp Jr.  Relatives will meet at the Meadows home 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. The body is at the Brill Funeral Home in Elkton.

MEADOWS, REDA RINACA age 95 yrs. of Sunnyside Presbyterian Home died 17 May 1996. Born 08 Oct 1900 in Page Co. d/o the late John S. Lucas & Elizabeth Hepner Lucas Jenkins. Married 15 Jun 1921 William B. Meadows who died in 1966. Sons, Carrell Meadows & wife, Mary Lee of Johnson City, TN.; Garland Meadows & wife Janice of Elkton; Daughters, Iris Rimel & husband, Raymond of Elkton; June Means & husband, Leroy of Moultrie, GA.; Louise McCoy & husband, Ronald of Harrisonburg. Ten grandchildren, Floe Rimel Koontz, Teri Moore, Anthony Meadows, W. Brent Meadows, Ronda Curtis, Carol Mitchell, Bryan & Kirk Figgatt, Diane Schwalbach & Bradley K. McCoy. 13 great grandchildren, Rosane Koontz, Robin Mongold, Jami & Beth Conger, Julie & Justin Moore, Sara Curtis, Taylor, Garrett & Courtney Schwalbach, Jonathan Meadows & Tabatha & Casey Scuchamelly. Great-great grandson, Ian Mongold. Sisters, Irene Davis & Mary Frazier of Richmond & Ellen Shook of Harrisonburg. Brothers, Ralph Jenkins of Shenandoah, A. C. Jenkins Sr. of Grottoes & Roy Jenkins of Richmond. Burial at Eastlawn Cemetery near Harrisonburg, Va.


William B.	Together     Reda A.
1899-1966	 Forever	  1900-1996

MELTON, EDWARD BLAIR DIES SUDDENLY - PORT REPUBLIC, AUG. 10 -- E. B. (Buck)) Melton, 55, a resident of Port Republic for 24 years died unexpectedly at his home at 7:30 Friday. Mr. Melton had been in failing health for a number of years, but was able to carry on his usual activities. He was a son of the late John Wesley and Helen Hiter of Elkton, and was born May 24, 1901 in Greenville, where he spent the early part of his life. Since 1931 he has made his home in Port Republic. For 35 years he was the mail clerk for the C & O Railway. He was interested in the organizations for the betterment of mankind and belonging to the railway YMCA and other various other railway organizations. He was also a member of the Port Republic Methodist Church. Mr. Melton had a great fondness for sports and his favorite was baseball. He will long be remembered by other enthusiasts in this respect. On April 25, 1931, he was united in marriage to Pauline Alexander, of Port Republic, who survives. He is also survived by three children, Mrs. Carrell J. (Mary Lee) Meadows, Port Republic; Eddie B. Melton, Jr. and James Allen Melton, both at home. Also four brothers, J.W. (Jack) Melton, formerly of Roanoke and now of Grottoes; R.Y. (Dick) Melton, Rocky Mt.; H.P. Melton, Department of Justice in Washington,DC; I.V. (Tuck) Melton of Shenandoah; three sisters, Mrs. S.M. (Helen) Lane, of Boyce; Mrs. F. S. (Cora) Shultz, Greenville; Mrs. J.C. (Mary Belle) Ruff, of Stanton. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by one brother, Hiter Dawson Melton and one sister, Sara Daniel Vine. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 from Port Republic Methodist Church with the Rev. J.P. Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Port Republic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Harry Price Miller, Ernest Rodgers, Charles Hooke, Melvin Bradburn, John F. Miller, Jr. and Robert Dinsmore.  Honorary Pallbearers will be C.A. Shade, John F. Miller, Sr., D.G. Tanner, J.J. Nicholas, Dr. D.T. Goodin, W.E. Wilkerson, Tommy Evans, Willie Dinsmore, William Hooke, Robert Meyerhoeffer, Robert Downs, W.B. Meadows, Herman Scott, Arthur Scott, Luther Sipe, Ervine S. Crawford, Burgess Chandler, and members of his crew and the railway mail service. Relatives and friends will meet at the Melton home Sunday afternoon, at 2:15 for a brief service prior to leaving for the church. The body now rests at the W.H. Kyger Funeral Home, where it will remain until it is taken to the church at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. The casket will not be opened at the church.


MELTON		        			MELTON
Edward Blair Melton	                       Pauline A. Melton
May  24, 1901 -  Aug. 10, 1956                 Feb. 14, 1908 - Oct. 28, 1974 

Rev. Alexander Dies At Home
Methodist Minister and Pioneer in Canning Industry
Port Republic, Aug. 2 -- The Rev. H.B. Alexander, 79, venerable and beloved Methodist minister of this community, died at his home here this afternoon at 5:00 o'clock following an extended illness. Rev. Mr. Alexander had given a half a century of his life to the spiritual advancement of this and other communities. He served the neighboring counties of Page and Augusta from his home here from the time of his ordination in 1914. In addition to his work in the ministry, he was a pioneer in the commercial cannery industry. His cannery, which was
established more than 40 years ago, was one of the first to can corn successfully. In connection with the cannery, he operated a truck farming business that produced many of the vegetables that his cannery processed.
Native Of Augusta
Rev. Alexander was a son of the late Robert and Mary Jordan Alexander and was born Aug. 11, 1877 near Seawright Springs. In 1923 he married Miss Minnie Bowman who survives. From a previous marriage to Miss Mary Maupin he is survived by two children, Mrs. E.B. Melton and Gordan W. Alexander, both of Port Republic. From his latter marriage he is survived by three sons and one daughter, H.B. Alexander, Jr., of Winchester; Dr. Robert B. Alexander, and Joe Moore Alexander, both at home, and Mrs. John L. Wood, of Salem, Va. He is also survived by four grandchildren and one sister, Miss Cora Alexander, of Harrisonburg.Funeral Sunday funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from the Port Republic Methodist Church. The Rev. Gordan Krepps and the Rev. L.D. Stables will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Port Republic Cemetery (* transcriber's note : name of cemetery is Port Republic Mutual Cemetery*) The body will remain at the W.H. Kyger Funeral Home until Saturday evening at six o'clock when it will be removed to his late home. it will be placed in the church at two o'clock Sunday afternoon. A brief service will be held at 2:40 Sunday afternoon at the Alexander home. Active pallbearers will be: C.A. Shade, Richard Blackburn, Thomas Woodson, Thomas Claig, Melvin Bradburn, Herman Scott, David Wheelberger, Irvin Weinberg. Honorary pallbearers will be: Samuel Lewis, John F. Miller, Sr. ,John J. Nicholas, William Wilberger, Robert Meyerhoeffer, Robert Hooke, Charles Hooke, Roy L. Mayes, Bowman Rexrode, Phillip Cosby, Earl Wetsel, Harvey Scott, James Driver, W. Clyde Koontz, M.E. Myers, Leon Allen, Claude Spitzer, E.H. Michael, Jr. , Gray Messersmith, John Reid, Fred Reid, Rev. W.F. Garber, Rev. F.P. Thorton, Rev. R.L. Tressler, Rev. J.P. Campbell, Dr. G.G. Tanner, and Dr. D.T. Gooden.


    WIFE OF						   WIFE OF
 FEBRUARY 29, 1896					BORN: OCT. 24, 1881
 APRIL 30, 1981						DIED: DEC. 25, 1919	

MEADOWS, MAHLON FRANKLIN (Mace) age 39 yrs. of Elkton died 08 Feb 1973. Born 08 May 1933 in Page Co. s/o the late Hiram M. & Vergie Meadows. Sisters, Mrs. Ausby Lam, Mrs. Russell Lam & Mrs. Leta Samuels and another sister.





MEADOWS, PAGE DELANE age 47 yrs. of Elkton died 04 Aug 1991. Born 17 Jul 1944 in Page Co. s/o Bennie Edward & Viola Lam Meadows of Elkton. Married 20 Jun 1964 Phyllis Dallas. Grandmother, Polly Lam of Elkton. Son, Page Meadows Jr. of Elkton. Daughters, Vicky Davis & Tammy Dean both of Elkton. Brothers, Sheldon & Wilton Meadows both of Elkton. Sisters, Yvonne Strickler & Maxine Dove both of Elkton. 2 granddaughters. Burial in Jollett Cemetery.

MEADOWS, CRISSY DIANA age 13 yrs. of Elkton died 17 Apr 1991 at Charlottesville. d/o Page D. & Phyllis Dallas Meadows of Elkton. Brother, Page Meadows Jr. of Elkton. Sisters, Vicky Davis & Tammy Dean both of Elkton. Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Levi Dallas of Luray & Mr. & Mrs. Bennie Meadows of Elkton. 2 great grandmothers, Polly Lam of Elkton & Anna Turner of Stanley. Burial in Jollett Cemetery.

MEADOWS, KIRBY ROOSEVELT age 75 yrs. of Elkton died 04 May 1980. Born 13 Mar 1905 in Elkton s/o the late Arthur A. & Bertie Bell Meadows. Son, Wayne A. Meadows of Mt. Crawford. Sisters, Alma Comer & Hazel Breeden both of Elkton. Brother, Howard Meadows of Elkton. 2 grandchildren. Burial in the Jollett Cemetery.




MEADOWS, HOWARD FRANKLIN age 76 yrs. of Elkton died 03 Nov 1994 at Charlottesville, Va. from injuries received in a head-on collision on US 33 near McGaheysville. Married 09 Mar 1935 Effie Meadows. Born 29 Sep 1918 in Page co. s/o the late Arthur A. & B. Belle Meadows.  Son, Dallas E. Meadows of Elkton. Daughters, Agnes Davis & Lanie Elizabeth Knight both of Elkton, Sandra Dinges of Penn Laird & Doris Winn of Blackstone. Sisters, Hazel Breeden & Alma G. Comer both of Elkton. 10 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren. Burial in Jolletts Cemetery in Page Co.




CAMPBELL, ELVA MEADOWS DEAN age 57 yrs. of Shenandoah died 07 Mar 1989 at Harrisonburg, Va. Born 03 Dec 1931 in Page Co. d/o the late Hiram & Vergie Meadows. Married 03 Jul 1969 Willie (Peck) Campbell. Son, Hensil (Rudy) Dean of Shenandoah. Brothers, Benny Meadows & Olin Meadows both of Elkton. Sisters, Leta Samuels, Hatti Lam & Helen Lam all of Elkton.2 grandsons. Burial in Jollett Methodist Cemetery.




MEADOWS, BENNIE EDWARD age 75 yrs. of Elkton died 05 Jun 1992. Born 24 Apr 1917 in Page Co. s/o the late Hiram M. & Virgie Meadows. Married 23 Jul 1938 Viola Lam. Sons, Sheldon B. & Wilton E. Meadows both of Elkton. Daughters, Yvonne Strickler & Maxine Dovel both of Elkton. Brother, Olen Meadows of Harrisonburg. Sisters, Leta Samuels & Hattie & Helen Lam all of Elkton. 11 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren. Burial in Jollett Hollow Cemetery.

MEADOWS, VIOLA LAM  82, Elkton, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Dovel's Home for Adults in Elkton, where she had lived for the past three years. Mrs. Meadows was born May 5, 1918, in Page County, and was a daughter of the late Fred Lam and Polly Meadows Lam. She attended the Jollett Bible Mission and Bear Litha Baptist Church. On July 23, 1938, she married Bennie E. Meadows, who died June 5, 1992.  Surviving are two sons, Sheldon B. Meadows, and Wilton Edward Meadows, both of Elkton; two daughters, Yvonne M. Strickler, and Maxine D. Dove, both of Elkton; four brothers, Albert Lam, Otis Lam, Leo Lam, all of Elkton, and Robert Lam, Waynesboro; four sisters, Marie Lawson, Sylvia Shifflett, Arvella Monger, and Shelva Campbell, all of Elkton; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. The Rev. Alvin Dovel will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial will follow at Jollett's Cemetery in Elkton.The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 this evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad. P.O. Box 152, Elkton, Va. 22827

MEADOWS, OLEN HIRAM, 77, of Elkton, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at Camelot Health & Rehabilitation Center in Harrisonburg, where he had been a patient. He had been ill for nine years. Mr. Meadows was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Page County, and was a son of the late Hiram M. and Virgie C. Meadows Meadows. He was educated in Page County schools and was a farmer. He was a member of Jollett United Methodist Church. Survivors include a sister, Helen M. Lam of Elkton. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Dec. 29, by the Rev. Mike Plasters at Jollett United Methodist Church in Elkton. Burial was in the Jollett Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Jollett United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 34, Elkton, 22827. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah was in charge of services.



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