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Hershel Lafayette McDorman

January 18, 1942 — July 16, 2019

Hershel Lafayette McDorman, 77, of Stanardsville, Virginia passed away July 16, 2019 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

He was born January 18, 1942 in Rockingham County, VA, son of the late Olin McDorman and Catherine Roadcap McDorman.

Hershel is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mildred “Millie” Stalter McDorman; daughter, Terra Detamore (Eddie); god-grandchildren, Haley Powell (aka “Sweetheart” or “Darlin”), Andrew Birckhead, and Morgan Courtney; and many close nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, Hershel was preceded in death by his brothers, O.S. McDorman, Robert McDorman, Denver McDorman; and his sister, Mary Alice McDorman.

Hershel was a truck driver for many years for Merchant Grocery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA 22968.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 19, 2019 at Ruckersville Community Cemetery with Pastor Johnny Hawkins and Pastor David Kingrea officiating.

An online guestbook is available at

Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, July 19, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Ruckersville Community Cemetery

Moore Rd, Ruckersville, VA 22968

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