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Obituaries, week of April 24

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

Joseph Henderson, Sr.

Joseph Henderson, Sr., known to family as “Dada” and “Pa,” passed away on March 19, 2013. He was born June 6, 1918 to the late William and Mary Henderson in Lancaster County.
Joe was educated in the Lancaster County Public Schools.  He worked in the fishing and seafood industries.
On Nov. 19, 1941, he married the one and only love of his life, Mahalia Smith. To this union, they were blessed with 12 children.
He accepted the Lord in July of 2011 and joined the Holy Tabernacle.
He leaves to cherish his memories; his loving and devoted wife, Mahalia, of 71 years; 12 children and their spouses, Mary Owens (Franklin), Joseph, Jr. (Mary), Richard (Phyllis), Roberta, Morris (Betty), Josephine Lampkin (Robert), Evelyn Owens (Purcell), Idella Wiggins (Gilbert), Wendell (Diane), Gloria McCoy (William), Vernell (Angela), Calvin (Patricia); 46 grandchildren, 99 great-grandchildren, 41 great-great grandchildren; a brother, William ³Pat² Henderson, Merry Point; two sisters-in-law, Alice Rich, who cherished Joe as her brother, of Lancaster, and Roberta Smith of Baltimore, Md., a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held March 24 at Willie Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Nancy Pinn of the Holy Tabernacle of God, officiating.
Interment services were held at the church cemetery.

Gregory Alan Hurley

Gregory Alan Hurley, 57, of Kinsale, VA passed away on April 18, 2013.  He was retired as engineering superintendent at H. B. Zachry Co. in Baytown, Texas.
He is survived by sons, Gregory Hurley and Randy Alan Hurley, both of Oklahoma City, OK;  daughter, Toni Hurley of Phoenix, AZ;  brothers, Garnet Hurley of Abington, VA and James Hurley (Edith) of Delta, PA; sister, Yvonne Pearce of Kinsale, VA and sister-in-law, Janet Hurley of Delta, PA.  He is also survived by grandchildren, Tyler Alan Hurley and Kennedi Hurley of Oklahoma City, OK.  He was preceded in death by brother, Charles H. Hurley.
Graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, 962 Flintville Rd., Delta, PA 17314.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com

Lucille Ann Balderson Sealock

Lucille Ann Balderson Sealock died Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal.
A funeral service was held Monday April 22, at the Front Royal United Methodist Church conducted by The Rev. Gary Heaton.  Entombment followed at Panorama Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Sealock was born in Montross, Virginia, county seat of Westmoreland, on December 8, 1921, daughter of the late Joseph Monroe Balderson and Rosie Lee Clarke Balderson.
She graduated from Washington and Lee High School as Salutatorian of her class.
She was married to W. Edward Sealock, Jr. and moved to Front Royal prior to World War II.
She attended Front Royal United Methodist Church upon his return from the Service.
Mrs. Sealock became a charter member of the Wesleyan Service Guild in the Front Royal United Methodist Church and continued active in the Martha’s Unit #3 for approximately 50 years.  She was active in 4-H Club work.  She was instrumental in starting the Warren County Fair Association and was also a qualified “State Fair Judge”.  She served on the committee with a group from Loudoun County to form our “Festival of Leaves” and also served on a committee from the beginning of our Heritage Society. She has been an active member of Front Royal Chapter #6 OES.  She graduated from Roller Business College and worked at the Beef Cattle Research Station for the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Virginia Polytechnic Institute as Administration Officer.  She also served as President of the Front Royal and Rivermont Home Demonstration Clubs as well as District Vice-President and Secretary on the State of Virginia Committee.
Lucille and Edward were instrumental in forming the Rivermont Community Center later becoming the present Rivermont Fire Department. She was also a volunteer at Warren Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia S. Rowe (Benjy); three grandsons, Michael (Sherry), Jeffrey, and Scott; three great-grandchildren, Sandrea, Stacey and Michael Travis; two great-great-grandchildren, Robbie and Madelyn; two nephews, William C. Balderson, Jr. and Ray E. Balderson; two great-nieces, Sharon and Leah; and two great-nephews, Robert and William.
Mrs. Sealock is predeceased by three brothers and a sister.
Pallbearers were Michael Rowe, Jeffrey Rowe, Scott Rowe, Michael Travis Rowe, Billy Balderson, and Ray Balderson.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Eastern Star, Front Royal Chapter #6 OES, Martha’s Circle, Guy Haun, Karen Sowers, and Mary Burke.
There was a service conducted by the Order of the Eastern Star on Sunday at Maddox Funeral Home following which the family received friends.
She often wondered why her life has passed so rapidly . . . well . . . perhaps some of the above attests to this.
She always wanted to be a doctor, and, in her own way, she was . . . she healed everyone with her smile and her medicine . . . always a good bowl of potato soup.  Her stitching is many rips and tears in life from daughter to wife to mother.
Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear – held me close and loved me – Thank you mother dear!
Your daughter, Patricia, 2013.