Iona Eunice Jenkins Jewell
Iona Eunice Jewell, 97, of Luray, died on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Skyview Springs Nursing and Rehab.
She was born on April 27, 1923, in Luray and was a daughter of the late Clarence Jenkins and Venie Foltz Jenkins.
Mrs. Jewell was a member of the Page United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Melvin Albert Jewell, died on Aug. 22, 1972.
She is survived by two sons, Leonard and Ronald Jewell, both of Luray; a brother, Clyde Jenkins of Stanley; a sister, Annie Price of Charlottesville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dolan Jewell.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray by the Rev. Laura Stratton.
Lawrence Junior Getz, 91, passed away on March 31, 2020, at his home in Rileyville, Va. He was born August 11, 1928, in Nokesville, Va., to his father Lawrence Hobart Getz and mother Dora Lee Getz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dalton Luther Getz; and a sister, Mildred Getz Seal.
He married Sarah Lou (Livingston) Getz on December 23, 1967, in Luray, Va.
He worked as a police officer for the Town of Luray for 26 years, a sergeant, as well as a security guard for Luray Caverns. He loved country music, singing and playing guitar. He lived life to the fullest by sharing stories with family and friends of his police and music days. He played music with Patsy Cline, Jimmy Dean and other country musicians.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah; his daughter, Karen Marchelle Richards, and Jeff Shenk; a granddaughter, Lindsey Marchelle Richards, and Bryan Barnes; and a grandson, Michael Blake Fox, and Emma Atkins. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date at the Page United Methodist Church. A private graveside service will be conducted.