|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1889|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 1945|
Avis Ashby Roudabush, 55 years of age, died at his late home on Third Street in
Shenandoah, on Saturday evening, March 31, at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Roudabush had been seriously ill for several months.
He was the son of the late Major Ashby Roudabush and Virginia McAlister
Roudabush and was born at Grove Hill where his father was operating the Grove
Hill Mill. Major Roudabush was an outstanding miller in the county, having
operated a large mill at Grove Hill and one at Stanley.
Avis Roudabush served as manager of the Shenandoah Milling Company, one of the
largest in the county, for twenty years. He then located in Norfolk, Va., and in
North Carolina, finally returning to Shenandoah, and reopening the Shenandoah
Mill. He was operating this at the time of his death.
He was prominent in Masonry, being a member of the Shrine. He was a member of
Fields Methodist Church.
Mr. Roudabush is survived by his wife, the former Miss Elsie Comer, of near
Shenandoah, and two daughters by former marriages, Mrs. Susan Sheets, (who died in Jan. 1987 in AZ and was cremated, so no burial records) of
Fredericksburg, Va.,(her mother was Mary Virginia Ropp, his first wife) and Mrs. Nancy McDaniel, of Washington, D.C. One daughter,
Betty Lee, met a tragic death at the age of 13 years in Washington, D.C. in 1936. (Eva Mae Roudabush, his second wife, was the mother of Betty Lee and Nancy)
He is also survived by two brothers, Miller E. Roudabush, of
Luray and Kyle Roudabush, of Dundalk, Md., two sisters, Mrs. Luella Stillwell,
and Mrs. Pauline Taylor, of Dundalk.
The funeral was conducted from his late home at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon
by his pastor, the Rev. Marvin White, Jr. Burial was in the Methodist Cemetery.
The Masons had charge of the service at the grave.
Page News & Courier, April 5, 1945
Major Ashby Roudabush (1861 - 1916)
Virginia Alice Belle McAllister Roudabush (1862 - 1935)
Eva Mae Strickler Roudabush (1891 - 1967)*
Betty Lee Roudabush (1922 - 1936)*
Nancy Jeannette Roudabush McDaniel (1925 - 2008)*
Avis Ashby Roudabush (1889 - 1945)
Pauline Virginia Roudabush Taylor (1902 - 1968)*
Methodist Church Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Jan robinson
Record added: May 10, 2009
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