John Edward Sours

JohnJohn Edward Sours, 80, of Craigsville, Virginia died Tuesday, September 01, 2015 at his home.

He was born February 13, 1935 in Fordwick, Augusta County, the son of the late Lawrence Edward and Viola Everhart Sours.

Johnny was previously employed as a farm manager.

He loved Nascar, dirt racing, and riding motorcycles. He enjoyed hunting, broke horses for Anderson’s Horse Ranch, and used to operate heavy equipment.  He also loved his pets.

Johnny is survived by his step-children: Linda Sellers of Waynesboro and Willis Lyle Jr. and wife Glenna of Waynesboro; 3 sisters; Catherine Jenkins Clark of Craigsville, Josephine Dameron of Staunton, Laura Frances Perkins and husband Dennis of Cary, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Ingram Sours and his 4 siblings, Betty Sours Colvin, Florence “Georgie” Kirkpatrick, Lawrence B. Sours, and Franklin Eugene Sours.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Adkins officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Ruritan Club after the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Craigsville Fire Department, the Craigsville Ruritan Club, or the Craigsville Food Pantry.

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Frances Lorraine Grow

Frances Lorraine Walton Grow, 87, of Staunton, Virginia died Tuesday, August 04, 2015 at UVA Medical Center.

She was born September 1, 1927 in Goshen, the daughter of the late Richard Clayton and Merlie Virginia Zimbru Walton.

Frances was previously employed as an inspector at Unifi.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Frances is survived by her daughters: Jeannette Virginia Kennedy and Carolyn Grow Shiflet of Staunton; grandchild: Lauren Shiflet Jack and husband Christopher of Waynesboro;

great grandchildren: Zuri Jack and Otto Jack; brother; Richard “Nelson” Walton and wife Peggy of Staunton; sister; Betty Jane Jenkins and husband James of Culpeper; other; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Coronary Care Unit at UVA and Augusta Health.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands: David Dwight Kennedy and John Russell Grow; and her brother Carl Walton who passed in 1950 in the Korean War.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday August 8, 2015 at Little River Presbyterian Cemetery with Pastor Mark Jenkins officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

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Wallace Junior Robertson

JuniorOn the morning of July 25, 2015 Wallace Junior Robertson, age 65, of 42 Furnace Hill Road Goshen, VA went home to be with the Lord.

Junior was born on September 16, 1949, to Steward Wallace and Allie Mae Robertson of Goshen, VA.  On May 16, 1969, Junior married Patricia Ann Hinkle also of Goshen, VA.  Together they had two children, David Christopher and Crystal Dawn Robertson.  Junior worked hard for many years for Frank Kirby & Sons and recently retired from Roof Top Services.  He was a dedicated member of Bells Valley Methodist Church.  Junior enjoyed playing Santa every year for the whole community.  He was also a member of the Buffalo Trail Riders and enjoyed wagon trains and horses.  He also enjoyed poker runs, softball, and many other outdoor activities.

Junior was survived by his wife Patsy Robertson, son Chris Robertson (Mary Taylor) & daughter Crystal Henderson (Shannon Hall), grandchildren, Trenah Robertson, Caleb, Hailey, & Ethan Petty, Terri, Brian, & Jeannie Taylor, along with brothers, Steward, Marshall (Shirley), and Melvin Robertson, sisters Martha Wilhelm, Edith Powell (Clain) and Mildred Burke, Billy Tolley, and several special friends.  In addition to his parents Junior was preceded in death by his brothers Marvin and Russell, sister Mary Powell, borthers-in-law Brooks Powell, Dallas Burke, Andrew Wilhelm & sister-in-law Lorraine Robertson, and grandson Ronnie Hudson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Tuesday July 28, 2015 at St Paul’s Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Pysell officiating. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Robertson, Clinton Robertson, Adam Robertson, Robert Robertson, Chester Burke, Rusty Ingram, Michael Robertson, and Brian Taylor; honorary pallbearers will be friends and family.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 pm Monday July 27, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Fire Department.

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Bessie Lorraine Colvin

BessieBessie Lorraine Colvin, 77, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, July 23, 2015 at her home.

She was born February 16, 1938 in Craigsville, the daughter of the late James Kemper Colvin and Ruby Lucille Griffin.

Bessie worked as a housekeeper most of her life and worked at Stillwater Mill as a maintenance worker as well.

She was a member of Little River Church of the Brethren and a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She also liked to ride around and look at the wildlife.

Bessie is survived by her daughter: Charlotte Coffman and husband Johnny of Goshen; 2 grandchildren: Crystal Coffman and Angel Coffman; great grandchild: Hannah Faye Coffman; brothers; Guy Colvin of Fairfax, Virginia, Roy Colvin and wife Loretta of Titusville, Florida, and Ronald Kemper Colvin of Craigsville.  A special thank you goes to Kathy Hayslett, Barbara Downey, Sharon Sensabaugh and Shenandoah Hospice.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Golladay; 7 brothers, Archie, Calvin, David, Marshall, Donald, Charles and Harold Colvin.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2015 at Little River Church of the Brethren with Reverend Terry Adkins and Pastor Rob Via officiating. Interment will be in Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Mayes, D.W. Colvin, Bill Bowling, Andy Coffman, Jarrod Coffman, and Jordan Coffman.  Honorary pallbearers are Roy, Ronnie, and Guy Colvin.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Little River Church Cemetery Fund.

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Clayborn “Shine” Preston Woods, Jr.

Clayborn “Shine” Preston Woods Jr., 73, of Craigsville, Virginia died Monday, July 13, 2015 at his home in Craigsville, VA.

He was born April 27, 1942 in Craigsville, the son of the late Clayborn Harding Woods and Elizabeth Bell Benson Woods.

Shine was employed as a foreman at Asplundh Tree Company, where he worked for 49 years.

He was a member of Craigsville Southern Baptist Church.  He loved playing cornhole with his friends and family, as well as watching racing and softball games.  He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Shine is survived by his 5 children: Toney Woods and wife Edith, David Woods and girlfriend Robin, and Jason Woods, all of Craigsville, Tina Matheny and boyfriend Gary of Lexington, Tammy Atkinson and husband Tony of Clayton, North Carolina; 10 grandchildren;

11 great grandchildren; sister: Shirley Woods of Craigsville; and a special daughter-in-law Cindy Woods.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Ruth Lorraine Hoover Woods; 4 sisters; Judy Burke, Darlene Eberwien, Barbara Spradlin, Peggy Deloach, and brother Richard Woods.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Pastor Tom Quick officiating.

Pallbearers will be Danny Clifton, Brian Taylor, Bobby McLain Jr., Mark McLain, Danny Fridley, Troy Welcher, and Bruce Woods

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m., Friday July 17 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Southern Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

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Allen Brooks Moore

Augusta— Allen Brooks Moore, 60, of Staunton, Virginia died July 4, 2015 at Shenandoah House, Fishersville, VA.

He was born January 3, 1955 in Richmond, the son of the late Frank Shaw Moore and Pauline Esther VanLandingham Moore.

Brooks was self-employed as the owner of ABM Bathroom Refinishing, and previously spent 23 years farming Shaw Moore Ranch.

He was a former member of Goshen Baptist Church and a current member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed golf and basketball, and he coached the Augusta Recreation basketball team. Brooks was an Eagle Scout who went on to be the Goshen Scout Leader. He was also very well respected by his work community.

Brooks is survived by his wife, Stephanie Lynn Loan Moore of Staunton; 3 children: James Moore & fiancé Stephanie Dunn of Fishersville, Emily Rudin & husband Scottie of Staunton, Jennifer Moore of Staunton; 4 grandchildren: Skyler Moore, Oakley Truxell, Gabrielle Rudin, Brycen Moore; and sister; Monnie Armsworthy & husband Sydney of Reedville, VA.

He was preceded in death by infant daughter Hillary Dawn Moore.

A graveside service will be held for family and close friends on July 5, 2015 at Goshen Baptist Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend John Haney officiating. A celebration of life will be held at Brooks’ home on August 1st, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Shenandoah Foundation in lieu of flowers.

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Randy Michael Gregory

RandyRandy Michael Gregory, 57, of Craigsville, Virginia died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at his home.

He was born January 1, 1958 in Staunton, the son of the late Buford Sylvester Gregory, Sr. and Margaret Corrine Ingram Gregory.

Randy was employed as a correction officer for the Virginia Department of Corrections.

He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Corporal, and the National Guard.

Randy attended the Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene, and he loved reading the bible, hunting and fishing. He fought bravely in a long battle with his illness.

He is survived by his 2 children: Christina Gregory and Brandon Gregory of Craigsville; grandchild: Jacob Thomas; brothers; Buford Gregory Jr. and his wife Beverly of Stuarts Draft, Kenneth Gregory of Craigsville, Ralph Gregory and wife Patricia of Titusville, Florida; sisters; Judith Shiplett of Craigsville, Shirley Denton and husband Billy of Lynchburg, Alma Armentrout and husband Jerry of Wise, Debbie Gregory of Craigsville; the mother of his children Pamela Gregory Powell; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special nephew: Jeffery “Moose” Shiplett.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday July 2, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Adkins officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brian Shiplett Sr., Kevin Shiplett, Jeffery “Moose” Shiplett, Tom Hostetter Jr., William Hostetter, Brian Shiplett Jr., Billy Mitchell, and BF Little. Honorary pallbearers are Jesse Smiley and his nieces.

The family will receive friends Wednesday July 1, 2015 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home and at the home of Debbie Gregory, 472 E. Craig St, at any time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Craigsville Church of God of Prophecy, P.O. Box 491, Craigsville, VA 24430.

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