OBITUARY

James Pappy Ross Cave

May 11, 1927January 11, 2011

James “Ross” Cave, 83, a resident of Shenandoah passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. He was born on May 11, 1927 in Dark Hollow in Madison County and was the son of the late Gird and Dorothy Thomas Cave.

Ross was a self-employed painter and a former member of the Shenandoah Moose. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also playing the guitar with his band, Pappy Cave and the Blue Ridge Ramblers.

On November 24, 1962 he married Doris “Dot” Smith Cave, who survives.

He is also survived by a son, James Ross Cave, II, and wife, Stacey of Shenandoah, three daughters, Sharon Bartley and husband, Terry of Verona, Vickie Cogan and husband, Alan of Shenandoah, Martha Turner and husband, Donald of Shenandoah; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, a brother, Garland Cave of Luray.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Comer, two grandchildren, five brothers, and three sisters.

The family will receive friends 6-9:00 pm, Saturday, January 15, at the Shenandoah Assembly of God.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 16, at the church with Pastor Carter Dean and Rev. Teddy Cave officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to be made to RMH Hahn Cancer Center, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or to RMH Hospice, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, in his memory.

Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah is handling arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseykygerfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 16, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, January 15, 2011
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 23, 2011
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Joe and Carol McAlister

January 20, 2011

It can be so hard to face the new year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Vickie Comer

January 18, 2011

To Dot and the entire Cave family, there are not enough words to capture the grief in our hearts today. Ross was truly "one of a kind" and no one could ever replace all of the memories we have shared. He will be missed so much by all of us. May God comfort you and fill your hearts with peace and love along with the wonderful memories.
Dottie Gladwell and Vickie Comer

Dawn Cobb

January 16, 2011

I am so very sorry to hear about Ross. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in their time of grief.

Charlie&Helen

January 14, 2011

We are so sorry to hear about Ross. We
remember him as a person who could always
make you laugh. Our hearts and prayers
go out to the family.

Helen&Charlie Smith
Chesapeake,Va.

Jimmy & Melissa Williams

January 14, 2011

Dot, our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May God be by your side guiding and helping you all through the loss of a very special man. Ross will be sadly missed by us all. Love you all!

TAMMY GOOD

January 14, 2011

THINKING OF YOU ALL IN THIS DIFFICULT TIMES. MAY GOD BRING YOU SOME PEACE IN KNOWING HIS SUFFERING IS OVER. I HAVE MANY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF ROSS AT THE OLE COMERTOWN STORE. HE WAS A KIND MAN TO ALL. GOD BLESS YOU

Sandy Williams

January 13, 2011

May you all find comfort in knowing that Ross is in a better place and there is no more suffering. And no one can ever take away memories that you have made. He was a special uncle to me and my family. Love you guys. May God be with all of you.

Love, Tina, Rick & Mason Steer

January 13, 2011

Our hearts are heavy. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. What a unique man! He will be sadly missed.

Jason VanHyning

January 13, 2011

Had alot of good times with him and Jerry. I won't never forget him.

Tina Steer

January 13, 2011

Dot and family,
Our hearts are heavy and our thougths and prayers are with you in this sad time. What a unique man!! He will be sadly missed.
Love