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From The Northern Virginia Daily
dated Saturday 31 Mar 2001.

Ethel M. Stokes
     Ethel McDowell Smith Stokes, age 91, of 119 Massanutten Manor Circle, Strasburg, died
Friday, March 30, 2001 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock.
     A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday at Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg. Officiating will be Rev. James Baseler. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg.
     Mrs. Stokes was born January 18, 1910 in Lexington, a daughter of the late Graham McDowell and Melinda Entsminger Smith. She was a homemaker, a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints and was the wife of the late Walter Lee Stokes.
     Surviving are six sons, Donald D. Stokes and wife, Thelma of Winchester, Charles W. Stokes and wife Shirley, Walter E. "Gene" Stokes and wife Mary, Kenneth E. Stokes and wife Betty and Ray M. Stokes and wife Mae, all of Strasburg and Roy L. Stokes and wife Bonnie, Stephens City; eleven grandchilddren, Ronald Stokes, Bill Stokes, Jr., Debbie Wakeman, Missy Miller, Cindy Embrey, Eddie Stokes, Tina Six, Mary Feathers,
      Jeff Stokes, Chanel Stokes and Robby Thomas; eighteen great-grandchildren, Craig Stokes, Mari Stokes, Tamantha Johnson, Jason Stokes, Michelle Stokes, Zack Wakeman, Tyler Wakeman, Cody Miller, Alissa Miller, Holly Embrey, Cory Six, Sierra Six, Logan Six, Jillian Stokes, Kristin Feathers, Michael Stokes, Randy Stokes and Michael Cutlip; two step great-grandchildren, Jared Pence and Travis Pence; two great-great-grandchildren Mikaylah Groger and Michael Johnson.
     A granddaughter, Tammy Cutlip is predeceased.
     Pallbearers will be Greg Smith, Bill Stokes, Jr., Eddie Stokes, Jeff Stokes, Greg Wakeman and Todd Six.
     Honorary pallbearers will be Jody Miller, Mark Embrey, Carl Smith, Jason Stokes and Jeff Feathers.
     The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will meet there at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.
     Memorials may be made to Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 105, Strasburg, VA 22657.

PAID OBITUARY
     

From The Northern Virginia Daily
dated Friday 26 Dec 1969.

WALTER LEE STOKES
     Walter Lee Stokes of Rt. 1, Strasburg died Wednesday morning at 9:35 o'clock in the Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital. He was 63.
     Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'-clock in the chapel of the Stover Funeral Home. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery. The Rev. Joseph P. Sheesley will officiate.
     Surviving with his wife, the former Ethel Smith, are six sons, Donald D. Stokes, Charles W. Stokes, Walter E. Stokes, Kenneth E. Stokes, Ray M. Stokes and Roy Lee Stokes, all of Strasburg; a brother, Houston Stokes of Berryville; three sisters, Mrs. Julian Martin of Strasburg, Mrs. Ernest Ramey and Mrs. Robert Grove, both of Front Royal; and 10 grandchildren.
     Mr. Stokes was an equipment operator and maintenance man for Shenandoah Valley Lime and Stone Company prior to his retirement.
     He was born Sept. 15, 1906 in Warren County, a son of John W. Stokes and Fannie Putman Stokes. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Toms Brook.
     Pallbearers will be Allen Strosnider, Frank Dellinger, William Golliday, William Walton, Frederick Hockman and Dallas Keller.
     The body is now at the Stover Funeral Home.
     The family will meet at the late home at approximately one hour prior to the Saturday afternoon service.

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