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Donald Lee Dirting
Posted 2017-07-13

Donald Lee Dirting, 85, of Mt. Jackson, VA., passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family and friends.  A memorial graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.  Reverend Nathan Robinson will officiate.

Mr. Dirting was born May 20, 1932 in Shenandoah County, son of the late Charles Richard and Virginia Mae Helsley Dirting.  He was a 1951 graduate of Edinburg High School and an Army veteran.  He was a self- employed truck driver and a member of the Teamsters.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Jane McCoy Dirting of Edinburg; five children, Richard Allen Dirting of Martinsburg, WV., Debbie Francis of Woodstock, Donna K. Smythe of Bunker Hill, WV., Kevin Dirting of Woodstock and Karen Sue Herbaugh of Edinburg; one sister, Dorothy Miller of Stanley; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 321, Woodstock, VA 22664 or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.

Cremation arrangements by Heishman Funeral Home Inc, Valley Funeral Service Branch.

Wayne F. Baker
Posted 2017-07-13

Wayne F. Baker passed away July 4, 2017 in Culpepper, VA. Wayne was born September 10, 1943 to Andrew and Virgie Lindamood Baker of Shenandoah County. He is survived by his wife, Thelma, two children, three grandchildren and brothers Richard Baker, all of Culpepper and Carson Baker of Ridgeway, VA. Burial was in Hudson Cross Roads Cemetery, Mt. Jackson, VA on July 10. Condolences may be offered three Clore-English Funeral Home at

Nina Ida Polk Lutz
Posted 2017-07-13

Nina Ida Polk Lutz, who passed away February 23, 2017, will be interred beside her husband, Norwood Elmo Lutz, in Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Nina was born August 9, 1930, the sixth and last child of Luther Lee and Brentie Neoma Hambleton Polk. Her siblings (Robert, Irene, Courtland, Goldie, and Ray) pre-deceased her. On February 1, 1950, Nina married Norwood, son of George Franklin “Frank” and Stella Florence Bowers Lutz. Norwood served in the U.S. Air Force; he passed on June 15, 1999.

Nina is survived by five sons and two daughters-in-law: James Mitchel Lutz of Bronson, FL; Daniel Eugene Lutz of Morrow Bay, CA; Kenneth Wayne Lutz and Diane Cooley Lutz of Quicksburg, VA; Michael Richard Lutz and Patricia Lutz of Red Bluff, CA; and Jeffery Edwin Lutz of Williston, FL, with whom she made her home and who lovingly cared for her for over 25 years.

She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, their spouses, and 10 great grandchildren: Sarah Lutz Lurtsema (Jerry, and children Morgan, Aiden, Chloe, Holly, Kendrick, and Saylor) of Lewiston, CA; Rachel Lutz (Chad Piercy and son Simon); Keegan Lutz (Chelsey and daughter Gracie Mae), all of Redding, CA. She was pre-deceased by her grandson Nathan Lee Lutz who gave her beautiful twin granddaughters, Aubrey and Kymber, also of Redding, CA.

She is also survived by step-grandchildren, Mason Palmateer, Redding, CA; JR Medellin (Hillary and children Brendon, Logan, and Lauren) Dana Medellin (Children Ely and Sidney) and Denise Runion Hodson (Jody and children Bradlee and Baylee) Strasburg, VA.

Nina was one of the sweetest souls to ever walk this Earth. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

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