Maxie Darrel Miller

MaxieMaxie Darrel Miller, 63, of Goshen, Virginia died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his home.

He was born March 21, 1955 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of the late Clarence Mitchell Miller and Celia Somer Ingram Miller.

Maxie was formerly employed by the Town of Craigsville in Water Service .

He loved his grandkids, listening to the oldies, and his dogs.

Maxie is survived by his daughters, Laura Martin and fiancé Cody Adkins of Goshen, Jessica Miller-Harris and husband Dwayne of Fairfield; grandchildren, Mecca, Jacob, Josh, Brianna; brother, Milt Miller of Augusta Springs; sisters, Karen Sasser of North Carolina, Nancy Atkins of Goshen; numerous nieces and nephews; and his many dogs.

He was preceded in death by his son, Joshua Miller; his brother, Mitchell “Bunk” Miller; and his sister, Lottie Miller.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday August 17, 2018 at the Bells Valley Worship Center with Pastor Charles Clinedinst officiating. Interment will be in the Ingram Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cody Adkins, Dwayne Harris, Malcolm Griffin, Basil Carr, George Ingram, and Terry Sensabaugh.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Phyllis Thornton Morris

38857369_1890398547921517_8107389943938023424_nPhyllis Fleecy Thornton Morris, 89, of Craigsville, Virginia died peacefully Thursday, August 9, 2018 at her home in Craigsville.

She was born February 9, 1929 in Charlottesville, the daughter of the late Arthur and Bessie Thornton.

Phyllis was a lifelong homemaker.

She was a member of People’s Baptist Church, who loved her family, especially her many grandchildren.  She helped people clean their homes and loved to dance.

Phyllis is survived by her children, Monte Morris and wife Judy, Rebecca Morris, Penny Sprouse and husband Wilford, all of Craigsville; 13 grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Monica Sprouse and husband Rusty; numerous great and great great grandchildren, a special great grandson, James “Peepers” Sprouse; special lifelong friends, Audrey Cassidy and Martha Coates, a special dog, Ryder; and a special thanks to Hospice of the Shenandoah.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Newton Jay Morris; daughter, Shirley Sprouse; son, Junior Morris; grandsons, Keith Sprouse and Gary Morris; and brothers, Clarce Myers, Condon Crist, and Ramas Myers.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at People’s Baptist Church with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church and at Phyllis’s home at all other times.  Interment will be in Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Fox, Steve Ingram, Marshall Sprouse, John Coffman, Donnie Colvin, Bill Tuttle, Johnny Ingram, and Chris Tuttle

Memorial contributions may be made to in lieu of flowers to Craigsville Funeral Home, P.O. Box 298, Craigsville, VA  24430.

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Lillie Sprouse Campbell

LillieLillie Sprouse Campbell, 85 of 7. S Pacific Ave York, South Carolina passed away Monday July 30, 2018 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, SC from Parkinson’s disease. Born in Augusta Springs, Virginia daughter of Arthur A. and Ruby A. Sprouse, wife of the late Lewis D. Campbell Sr. of Millboro Virginia, she has lived in York the past fifteen years and attended Cornerstone Family Worship Center.

She was the loving mother of 6 children of her own and 7 step children. Ruby (Richard) Childers, York, SC, Marie Campbell, Strasburg, VA, Lewis D. (Susan) Campbell Jr, Goldsboro NC, John B. (Tricia) Campbell, York, SC, Rachel C. (Jim) Wheeler Staunton VA. Charles N. Campbell of Millboro, VA, Thomas E. (Janice) Campbell, Woodbine, MD, Shirley Rodeffer, Weyers Cave, VA. She had 26 grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister Rindy Forbes, and nieces, nephews, and cousins too numerous to mention.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis D. Campbell Sr.; sons, George H Campbell, Floyd A Campbell; daughters, Karran F Campbell, Millie A Hicks, Mary J Riley; granddaughter, Wilma Zaharias; grandson, James “Jamie” Wheeler; brothers, John H Sprouse, Robert L Sprouse, Thomas W Sprouse; and sisters, Laura J Sprouse, Margaret Sherwood Simmons, Lula Simmons Robertson.

Friends and Family will be received at Craigsville Funeral Home, Craigsville VA on Friday August 3, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Services at Millboro Christian Church in Millboro, VA at 2:00 pm, Pastor Larry Strickler will officiate the services and internment at the church Cemetery.

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Phyllis June Sprouse

PhyllisPhyllis June Jordan Sprouse, 73, of Waynesboro, Virginia died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 15, 1945 in Augusta Springs, Virginia, the daughter of the late Hugh Jordan and Ruby Ann Woods Jordan.

Phyllis was a lifelong homemaker and a member of Craigsville Presbyterian Church, who love listening to Elvis and Brad Paisley, reading, laughing, and watching Days of Our Lives.

She is survived by her children, Lisa Faye Shifflett and husband Robert of Sumter, South Carolina, Lori Ann Sprouse and husband Randy McCutcheon of Deerfield, Virginia;  grandchildren, Kelly Bottenfield, Hope Snyder, Carrie Rutledge, Tiffany Bottenfield, Bradley Snyder; 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Maxine Gordan and husband Robert of Fort Defiance, Michelle Downs and husband Steve of Grottoes; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Richard Fox and Martha Loraine Forbes; and her special pets, JJ, Snuggles, and Snoopy.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Wayne Sprouse; son, Johnny Sprouse, Jr.; daughter, Tina Fisher; sister, Thelma Fix; and brother, Charles Jordan.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Craigsville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Olivia Haney officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Bottenfield, Roy Sherwood, Tony Epps, Robert Oscar, Donald Forbes, and Christopher Bottenfield.

The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home, P.O. Box 298, Craigsville, VA  24430.

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Nannie Pearl McCutcheon

NellieNannie Pearl Wilcher McCutcheon, 86, of Craigsville, Virginia passed away at home, peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Craigsville, Virginia.

She was born September 5, 1931 in Craigsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Thomas Henry Wilcher and Nannie Pearl Harris Wilcher.

Nannie was formerly employed as a seamstress at Stillwater.

She was a sassy lady who always spoke her mind, loved fishing, and enjoyed arts and crafts, especially painting.

Nannie is survived by her son, Roy McCutcheon and wife Lynn Kelly McCutcheon;  grandchildren, Lauren and Derek McCutcheon; great grandchildren, Laci and Trenton Woods; brothers, William, Melvin, and Floyd Wilcher; sister, Helen Burk; numerous nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Larry Wilcher, a special niece, Crystal Wood and a special caregiver, Tammy Fitzgerald.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Eugene McCutcheon; her sisters, Sarah Rosezlia Fitzgerald and Eunice Davis; her brothers, Clyde and Clay Wilcher; and a special niece and caregivers, Hope Woods and husband Ricky.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Brother Garey Wilson officiating.

The family will receive friends at Nannie’s home at all other times.

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Blake Alexander Scott Burke

108_1530810311622Blake Alexander Scott Burke, 29, of Craigsville, Virginia died Monday, July 2, 2018 at Verona, Virginia.

He was born May 21, 1989 in Staunton, Virginia, the son of Scottie Theodore Burke and Roxanna Marie Fridley Burke.

Blake was employed as a skidder operator for Valley Logging Sales, as well as a part owner of Burke Family Logging Business.

Blake was an excellent drummer who loved music.  He enjoyed science, nature, and animals, especially his pets, including his dogs Zuel and Adalay, his cat Pantera, and his reptiles.  He loved his mom’s home canned foods, and always stocked up his kitchen when he came to visit.  Blake was always ready with his humor and jokes to make someone smile, and he was very well loved.

He is survived by his parents; brothers, Matthew Burke and wife Amanda, Michael Burke; twin sister, Holly Strickler and husband BJ; nieces and nephews, Owen, Aidan, Adrienne, and Nolan Strickler, Andrew and Madison Burke; and a special cousin, Elizabeth Rexrode.

Blake was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Marie Fridley, Robert and Elizabeth Burke; and his uncle, JD Fridley.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Joyful Sound Church with Pastor Mike Herring and Chuck Litzenberg officiating.

The family will receive friends after the service at the church or at other times at his parents’ home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Anacira Veterinary Center, 1992 Medical Ave, Harrisonburg, Virginia  22801 or Joyful Sound Church, 45 Joyful Sound Rd, Craigsville, VA  24430.

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Oral “O.G.” Fitzgerald

Oral “O.G.” Garland Fitzgerald, 66, of Craigsville, Virginia died Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Augusta Health.

He was born December 31, 1951 in Craigsville, the son of the late Arthur Mason Fitzgerald and Elsie Bell Woods Fitzgerald.

O.G. was formerly employed as an equipment maker for Lofton Ship Suppliers.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

O.G. was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He is survived by his children, Tammy Campbell and husband Billy of Augusta Springs, Tina Riley and husband Charles of Craigsville, Kimberly Hubbard of Craigsville; grandchildren, Jordan Stuples and husband Michael, Jasmine Campbell, James Craig; great grandchild, Alyssa Craig; numerous nieces and nephews, a special family member, Skip Woods, and his baby dog, Bella.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Fitzgerald; and his siblings, Sam Fitzgerald, Franklin Fitzgerald, Eunice McLain, Wayne Fitzgerald, Diane Fitzgerald, and Danny Fitzgerald.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Adkins officiating. Interment will be in Estaline Valley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Marcus Hubbard, Billy Campbell, Kevin Fitzgerald, Brian Fitzgerald, Darren Gregory, and Darrell Gregory

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Saturday night at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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