Elizabeth “Libby” Irene Burke

LibbyElizabeth “Libby” Irene Burke, 90, of Goshen, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Augusta Health.

She was born August 5, 1924 in Craigsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Lucille Holsinger Hite and step daughter of Melvin Hite.

Libby was retired from Genesco in Verona.

She was a member of Little River Church of the Brethren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. She loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, and hunting.

Libby is survived by her 6 sons; Robert F. Burke, Jr. of Staunton, McKinley H. Burke and wife Helen of Staunton, Paul T. Burke and wife Kaye of Craigsville, Ralph L. Burke and wife Susie of Roanoke, Scottie T. Burke and wife Roxie of Craigsville, Gene B. Burke and wife Patty of Rockbridge Baths; 3 daughters; Doris B. Sibold of Lexington, Judy B. Gum and husband Henry of Eagle Rock, Janet S. Burke of Lexington; 23 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; 3 sisters-in-law; Martha Staples, Helen Burke, and Sara Hite; 1 brother-in-law; Ronald Colvin, and her special friends; all the staff at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home for the loving care they gave.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her brother Delbert Hite, her two sisters Deanna Colvin and Jane Reeves, and her grandson Tommy Burke.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Reverend Frank Tusing and Reverend Scott Reese officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, September 26, at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Roanoke.

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James “Chicken” Lawhorn

James “Chicken” Lawhorn, 83, of Goshen, Virginia died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at his residence.

He was born January 5, 1931 in Bath County, the son of the late Roy Lee and Louise Karr Lawhorn.

He was retired from Edward’s Exxon and the manager of C & K’s Hardware.

Chicken was a member of Goshen Presbyterian Church, and he faithfully attended Sunday school.  He loved to mow and crack walnuts.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sylvia Farrar Lawhorn of Goshen;  son: Blaine Lee Lawhorn and wife Glenna of Goshen;  3 grandchildren: Roy Lee Lawhorn and wife Michelle of Goshen, Leslie Louise Lawhorn and friend Eric of Craigsville, and Morgan Renee Kay and husband Anthony of Goshen; 3 great grandchildren: Katrina Lynn Lawhorn of Goshen, Curtis “CJ” Howard, Jr. of Goshen, and Khloe Rayne Lewis of Craigsville; 2 brothers; Harrison Lawhorn and wife Jessie of Craigsville and Donald Lawhorn and wife Pat of Goshen; 3 sisters; Mary Bosley of Fredrick, Maryland, Bonnie Sampson and husband Gerald of Goshen, Gale Tolley and husband Billy of Goshen; special nephew; Josh Tolley of Goshen; brother in law; Bill Farrar of Harrisonburg; sister in law; Mary Frances Hostetter and husband Junior of Swoope; several nieces and nephews; and a special pet Missy.

Chicken was preceded in death by 1 brother Russell Lawhorn, and 2 sisters Thelma Huffman and Betty Lou Huffman.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday September 25, 2014 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Reese and Pastor Tyler Clem officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Burke, Glenn Thompson, Freeman Sensabaugh, Billy Via, Edmond Davidson, Doug Thompson, J.B. Graham, and Timmy Alphin; Honorary Pallbearers: Goshen Volunteer Rescue Squad, Goshen Fire Department, Dorsey Dill, Delano Jack Sr., Skeet Jack; Lyle, Glen, and George Alphin, Jackie Graham, Wayne and Larry Nycum, Steffy Burke, Gary Powell, Buddy Petty, Albert Nicely, and all his friends attending the service

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday September 24, 2014 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen Volunteer Rescue Squad or Goshen Fire Department.

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Deborah Michelle Hite

MichelleCraigsville— Deborah Michelle Hite, 48, of Weyers Cave, Virginia, died Monday, September 08, 2014 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

            She was born November 15, 1965 in Staunton, VA, the daughter of the late Delbert Hite and Nancy Perdue Whitlow.

            Michelle was employed as an editor for the Madison Magazine at JMU.

            She was a James Madison University alumni and employee that deeply loved her school.  She received the James Madison Alumni Service Award in 2005.  Michelle also served on the Craigsville Town Council, as well as the Fire Department.

            She is survived by her mother, Nancy Whitlow and husband Frank of Collinsville, VA; grandmother Rose Perdue of Stuarts Draft; 3 uncles, John Perdue and wife Sandy and daughter Trina of Verona who were all very special to her, Dean Perdue and wife Anne of Mint Springs, Jimmy Perdue and wife Joan of Verona; 2 aunts, Carol Fuchs and husband Wayne of Stuarts Draft, Teresa Beard and husband Sam of Stuarts Draft; many cousins; and special friends Matt and Faye.

            She was preceded in death by her father Delbert Hite.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 12th at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Pastor Derry Norman officiating.

            The family will receive friends at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 12 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Anthony William Thompson

Anthony Thompson, 52, of 1674A Oak Ave, Buena Vista, Virginia died Monday, July 1, 2014 in Buena Vista.

          He was born July 15, 1961 in Staunton, Virginia, the son of the late Willie and Ruby Campbell Thompson.

          He was employed at Ocala Gas Company in Ocala, Florida, Anton Trucking in Goshen, Luck Stone Trucking, Moffett Paving and Excavating in Staunton, and Meade Trucking Company in Verona.

          He was a member of the Goshen Fire Department, Goshen Baptist Church, an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family, and driving his 1977 black Trans Am.

          He is survived by his 4 sisters; Shirley Craft and husband John of Staunton; Sandra Heizer of Greenville; “Willie” Frances Watkins and husband Tom of Roanoke; and Betty Gail Hudson of Ocala, FL; 8 nephews and 5 nieces; and close friend and caregiver Debbie Fitzgerald.

          He was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Robert Hudson and Harold Heizer.

          A funeral service will be conducted at Craigsville Funeral home at 2 p.m, July 5, 2014 with Pastor Scott Reese officiating. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery.

          The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Fire Department.

    Arrangements are being handled by Craigsville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at http://www.craigsvillefuneralhome.com.

 

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Donald “DZ” Zane Campbell

2011-12-31 12 34 17Donald “DZ” Zane Campbell, 43, of 1010 Seth Drive, Apt 206, Staunton, Virginia died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Staunton, Virginia.
He was born August 12, 1970 in Staunton, the son of Zane G. Campbell and the late Peggy Woods DeLoach.
He was formally employed by the Augusta Correctional Center.
He was an avid sportsman and fan of UVA, the Dallas Cowboys and the NY Yankees. He was also a sanctioned umpire.
He is survived by his wife, Renee Byram Campbell of 1010 Seth Drive, Apt 206, Staunton, Virginia 24401; his father, Zane G. Campbell and friend Evelyn Staton of Stuarts Draft; step-father, Tommy DeLoach of Craigsville; 2 children: Brooklyn Elizabeth Dare Campbell of Buena Vista and Dakota Lee Widner of Churchville; 2 step-sons: Travis Roadcap of Staunton and Hank Roadcap of Craigsville; 1 brother, Cecil Dwight Becker, Jr and wife Connie of Richland, MO; a former wife, Shannon Mays Campbell of Buena Vista; a former mother in law, Donna Mays of Buena Vista; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Woods DeLoach.
A funeral service will be conducted at Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 29th with Pastor Billy Curry officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be William E. “Billy” Mays, Tony Campbell, Tracy Campbell, Harry Buster, James Justice and Philip Byram.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Tommy DeLoach at 2518 Estaline Valley Road.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Brooklyn E. Dare Campbell College Fund; C/O Zane Campbell, 2405 Indian Ridge Road, Stuarts Draft, Va 24477.

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David Earl Eberwien

David Earl Eberwien, 70, of 70 Stillwater Drive, Craigsville, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his residence.
He was born April 30, 1944 in Richmond, Virginia, the son of the late Chris Eberwien and Eva Gunn. He was retired from Phillip Morris Park 500 in Hopewell, Virginia. He was a veteran of the United States Army 101st Airborne having served during Vietnam. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He loved to read. He was a loving husband and father.
He is survived by two children David Bryant Eberwien & wife Charlee of Chesterfield, Virginia and Timothy Earl Eberwien & wife Alice of Nelson County, Virginia; a brother, Averette “Fritz” Eberwien of Oilville, Virginia; a half-brother, Gary Gunn of Powatan, Virginia; two half-sisters, Doris Gleason of Powatan and Deloris Gunn of Florida; an uncle Ed Hildebrandt & wife Stella of Craigsville; 5 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Claude Williams officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services from 1-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Online condolences may be made to http://www.craigsvillefuneralhome.com

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Harvey Lee Goff, Sr.

GoffHarvey Lee Goff, Sr. , 90, of 185 Estaline Valley Road, Craigsville, Virginia died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his residence with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born April 26, 1924 in Augusta Springs, Virginia, the son of the late John Brandy and Florence Fridley Goff.
He was employed with General Electric in Waynesboro as a supervisor in the Relay Department until his retirement.
He was a US Army combat veteran of WWII. He was a corporal landing on Omaha Beach the second day of the invasion of Normandy, earning numerous ribbons and citations. .
He was a member of Augusta Springs United Methodist Church; a graduate of Craigsville High School Class of 1942; a charter member of the Augusta Springs First Aid Crew; past president of the Augusta Springs Fire Department; Treasurer of the former Craigsville Moose Lodge; and a member of the Craigsville VFW. He was a big fan of the New York Yankees and Nascar drivers Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He loved his cat, Baby.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Gaugler Goff of Craigsville; two children, Harvey Goff, Jr. & wife Krystal and Sandra Goff all of Staunton, Virginia; Step Children, Paige Blakely of New Smyrna, Florida, Paul Blakely of Hyattsville, Maryland and Karolyn Colvin of Verona, Virginia; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.; special friend Jeff Lasher of Staunton, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Beulah Corbin, Daisy Bazzrea, Bessie Harlow and Lorraine Sprouse; and 3 brothers, Glenwood, John and Billy Goff.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastors Tyler Clem and Michael Herring officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Grandsons, Matthew and Josh Goff, friends, Fred Stephenson, Jr., Anthony Stephenson, Lewis Corbin, Steve Smiley, Gene Wallace and J.P. Fridley. Honorary Pallbearers will be his nieces and nephews attending the service.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Shenandoah.

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