Nancy Meeks Lumsden

NancyNancy Lee Meeks Lumsden, 78, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her home.

She was born January 30, 1939 in Rockbridge County, the daughter of the late William Lincoln Meeks and Nellie Gold Hall Crist.

Nancy was formerly employed as a guard at Augusta Correctional Facility.

She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Nancy is survived by her children: Sherry Lumsden, Sheila Hunt, and Teresa Spray, all of Craigsville; grandchildren: Shaun Lumsden, Tabitha Knight, Crystal Whitlock, George Hunt, Tony Lumsden and wife Katie, Michael Stuples and wife Jordan, Rene Karaskavicz and husband Paul, Crystal Clary; 20 great grandchildren; brothers: Richard Meeks and Gene Crist; sister: Laura Burke; numerous nieces and nephews; and two special friends: Loise Gardner and Janet Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Wayne Lumsden, Sr.; a son, Maurice Lumsden, Jr.; a granddaughter, Stormie Stuples; a great granddaughter, Gracie Lumsden; a sister, Patsy Owens; and four brothers: Charles, Robert, Walley, and Thomas Meeks.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Dean King officiating, and with Pastor William Robertson assisting. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Knight, Paul Karaskavicz, Phillip McMahan, BJ Strickler, Steve Corbin, and Rob Swisher; honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren

The family will receive friends 6 – 7 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home and at her home at all other times.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

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Laurie Brunson Altieri

Laurie Dale Brunson Altieri, 64, of Goshen, Virginia died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Longdale, Virginia.

She was born September 27, 1952 in Edinburgh, Indiana, the daughter of Phyllis June Doak Brunson and the late Laurence “Larry” Joslyn Brunson.

Laurie was formerly employed as a writer for Foxfire in Georgia.

She was a member of Green Valley Methodist Church.  She loved to read, help people edit their writing, and volunteer for her community.

She is survived by her daughter: Ashley Ruckman and husband Jamie of Bedford County; grandchildren: Aidan Broyles, Micah Brunson, Lilia Ruckman, Brielle Ruckman;

Brothers: Patrick Brunson and wife Amanda of Louisa, James Brunson of Roanoke; sister: Amanda Crawford of Roanoke; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and two close friends: Mary Lewis and Barbara Woodall.

A private funeral service will be conducted at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rescue Mission of Roanoke, 402 4th Street SE, Roanoke, VA  24013.

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Gary Edward Powell

Gary1Gary Edward Powell, 68, of Goshen, Virginia died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Augusta Health.

He was born March 13, 1949 in Staunton, the son of the late Marvin Hunter Powell, Sr. and Florence Juanita Via Powell.

Gary was employed as the kitchen supervisor at Augusta Correctional Facility.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam.

Gary attended Goshen Methodist Church.  He volunteered on the Goshen Rescue Squad in his youth.  He loved socializing, doing carpentry work, and collecting things.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Gail Brown Powell Goshen; son: Dustin Edward Powell of Goshen; brother: Randol Powell of Goshen; brothers-in-law: Charles Bowden, Floyd Byram, both of Goshen; sister: Robin Powell of Goshen; sisters-in-law: Linda Powell, Sharon Byram, Deborah Bowden, all of Goshen; and his nieces and nephews: Brock, Michelle, Heather, Justin, Brandon, Autumn, Dylan, Katrina, Cassandra, and Ethan.

Gary was preceded in death by his brother: Marvin Powell, Jr.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating and Pastor Mary Pysell assisting. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Hinkle, Mike Jolly, Chris Sprouse, Charles Bowden, Spanky Bates, and Glenn Thompson, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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

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Millie Ann Hicks

Millie Ann Campbell Layton Stokes Hicks, 84, of Augusta Springs, Virginia died Friday, June 9, 2017 at her home.

She was born December 8, 1932 in Bath County, the daughter of the late Lewis Downey Campbell and Mary Susan Martin Campbell.

Millie was formerly employed as a cook at Oakhill Nursing Home.

She was a member of Joyful Sound Church.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother.  She enjoyed cooking and the holidays.

Millie is survived by her children: Betty Ann Strickler of Craigsville, Hurbert Layton of Rocky Mount, Patsy Clifton of Craigsville; adopted daughter: Christy Stokes of Augusta Springs; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brothers: Nelson Campbell of Millboro, Thomas “Red” Campbell of Mount Airy, Maryland; half-brothers: John Campbell of York, South Carolina, Lewis Campbell, Jr. of Florida; half-sisters: Ruby Childress of York, South Carolina, Marie Campbell of Strasburg, Rachel Campbell of Staunton, Shirley Rodeffer of Weyers Cave; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Pete Layton, Jack Stokes, Jack Hicks; her daughter: Bertha Layton; brothers: George Campbell, Floyd Campbell; sister: Mary Jane Riley; and half-sister: Karren Campbell.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Pastor Terry Adkins officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home of Betty Strickler in Craigsville.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Craigsville Funeral Home to assist the family.

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Rosetta Hostetter Sprouse

Rosetta “Rose” Hostetter Sprouse, 83, of Staunton, Virginia died Friday, April 28, 2017 at Kings Daughters Nursing Home.

She was born June 5, 1933 in Goshen, Virginia, the daughter of the late Andrew Thomas Hostetter and Carrie Cecil Clark Hostetter.

Rose was formerly employed at Stillwater Worster Mills in Augusta Springs as a yarn crafter.

She was a former member of Goshen Pentecostal Church, as well as a past member of the Craigsville Rescue Squad Auxiliary.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who loved to sing, crochet afghans and blankets, riding in her mountains, and camping.

Rose is survived by her children, Velda Jackson of Raphine, Judy Hall and fiancé Glenn Blackwelder of Claremont, North Carolina, Ron Sprouse and wife Rosie of Craigsville, James “Rusty” Sprouse and wife Monica of Craigsville; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother: Henry Hostetter of Crimora; sister: Mable Riley of Churchville; a host of nieces and nephews: and a special friend: Jo Ann Harper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Sprouse on October 29, 2008; two sisters: Mary Dudley and Effie Sweet; and three brothers: Bill Hostetter, Kenny Hostetter, and Robert Hostetter.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Claude Williams officiating. Interment will be in Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ron Sprouse, Glenn Blackwelder, Richard Fox, Marshall Sprouse, Anthony Stephenson, and Steven Downey.

The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6 – 7 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home and at any other time at Ron’s home.

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Joyce Ann Miller

Joyce Ann Miller, 67, of Goshen, Virginia died Monday, April 24, 2017 at her home.

She was born May 16, 1949 in Goshen, the daughter of the late Leroy Clifford Miller and Hilda Grace Bows Miller.

Joyce was formerly employed as a line operator at Perdue, and loved taking care of and watching animals.

She is survived by her brother: James Miller and wife Brenda of Goshen; two half-brothers: Marvin Jackson and wife Nettie of Goshen, Rev. Harry Jackson of Alexander, West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Bobby and Samuel Miller; two sisters: Wilma and Shirley Miller; and a half-sister: Dorothy Stuples.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday May 12, 2017 at Bells Valley Cemetery with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 7 – 8 p.m.

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Frank Moore Jolly

FrankFrank Moore Jolly, 87, of Goshen, Virginia died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Augusta Health.

He was born December 23, 1929 in Bath County, the son of the late Harry Houston Jolly and Edith Bratton Jolly.

Frank was formerly employed as a machinist for McQuay, having retired after 32 years of service.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and groundhog hunting.

Frank is survived by his wife, Anne Campbell Jolly of Goshen, Virginia; children: Frank M. Jolly, Jr. and wife Norma of Craigsville, Patty Viar and husband Mark of Lyndhurst, Randall Jolly of Craigsville; stepson: Larry Campbell of Staunton; grandchildren: Amanda Fox and husband Richard of Craigsville, Jason Jolly of Greenville, Chelsea Galloway of Staunton, Brandon Galloway of Waynesboro, Ralph “RJ” Melton, Jr. of Craigsville; 4 great grandchildren; sisters: Betty Lou Manning of Statesville, North Carolina, Ruth Woolgar of Wisconsin, Martha Jane Jolly of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a stepson: Ralph Junior Melton, 5 brothers: Harry Jr., Ralph, Donald Lee, Robert, and Charles William Jolly; and 4 sisters: Marie Robinson, Mary Francis Webb, Virginia Gallahan, and Helen Louise Jolly.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday April 21, 2017 at the Bratton Family Cemetery with Rev. Steven Via officiating.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and Dustin Corbin

The family will receive friends at any time at his residence.

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