Thomas Alfred Strickler, Sr.

Thomas Alfred Strickler, Sr., 73, of Goshen, Virginia died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his home.

He was born August 24, 1944 in Rockbridge County, the son of the late Luther Wesley Strickler and Dolly May Strickler.

Thomas was a retired handyman for Daniels Motor Company.

He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who loved cutting wood, lawnmowers, and chainsaws.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Gloria Lee Strickler; son, Thomas Strickler, Jr. and wife Carolyn; grandchildren, Paul Strickler, Martha Burke and fiancé Daniel Simons; great grandchildren, Hayley, Tommy, Kali, and special great granddaughter, Harper; sisters, Martha Campbell, Nellie Stevenson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Strickler, Sr., and three sisters, Peggy Sprouse, May Overcash, and Jane Echard.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday January 4, 2018 at Oaklawn Memory Gardens with Pastor Mike Herring officiating.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Campbell, Daniel Simons, Preston Sprouse, Chris Gordon, Timmy Sprouse, and Emmett Campbell.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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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Nettie Louise Warren Jackson

Nettie Louise Warren Jackson, 80, of Goshen, Virginia died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at her residence.

She was born March 5, 1937 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Hershey Graham Warren and Gertie Marie Miller Warren.

She retired from Genesco where she worked as a seamstress.

Mrs. Jackson attended Peoples Baptist church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed working in her flowers.

She is survived by her husband, of 18 years Marvin Mathew Jackson of Goshen; three sons, Homer Warren & friend Nevada of Salem, Virginia, Gerald Campbell of Staunton, Virginia, Doug Campbell of Roanoke, Virginia; two step-daughters; Diane Campbell of Roanoke, Glenda Oscar & husband Bill of Craigsville, Virginia; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a brother, Roger “Mason” Warren & wife Anne of Craigsville; seven sisters, Vickie Wilson of Staunton, Linda Phillips & husband Charles of Whitakers, North Carolina, Molly Wade of Waynesboro, Virginia, Becky Brown of Staunton, Jane Mobray & husband Michael of Staunton, Charlotte Doyle & husband Vincent of Craigsville, and Lillian McCloud of Raleigh, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Nelson Henry Campbell; 3 brothers, and 5 sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Peoples Baptist Church with Pastor Claude Williams officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Memory Gardens in Staunton.

Pallbearers will be Grover Thompson, Douglas Thompson, Bill Oscar, Jim Gum, Joe Warren and Telford Dickey, Jr.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen Rescue Squad or Peoples Baptist Church.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Vickie Wilson, Brenda Brown and Sonny Thompson.

 

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Peggy Ann Cole

1202171000dPeggy Ann Hinkle Cole, 69, of Goshen, Virginia died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at her home.

She was born August 29, 1948 in Lexington, Virginia, the daughter of Anna Mae Gentry Hinkle and the late Andrew Oliver Hinkle.

Peggy was formerly employed as a secretary for BARC.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was devoted to her family.

Peggy is survived by her mother; her husband, Ralph “Sam” Philip Cole; children, Theresa Evans and husband Steve, Jeremy Cole, Tammy Montgomery and husband Douglas; son & grandson, Zach Cole; grandchildren, Damian and Danielle Montgomery, Olivia and Serena Evans, Aaron Cole; brothers, Andrew Hinkle, Jr and wife Min, Ronald Hinkle; sisters, Shelby Fridley and husband David, Sheila Shifflet and husband Kenny; numerous nieces and nephews, and a special aunt, Betty VanBuren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Cole, Steve Evans, Douglas Montgomery, Darrell Fridley, Jason Humphries, and Lee Hinkle.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Doris Arlene Clark Fitzgerald

Doris Arlene Clark Fitzgerald, 82, of Buena Vista, Virginia died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born November 14, 1935 in Clifton Forge, Virginia, the daughter of the late Raise Loving Clark and Ruby Gaylord Botkin Clark.

Doris was a lifelong homemaker, and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Charlene Potter of Buena Vista, Jean Campbell of North Carolina; 3 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Eugene Clark of Maryland; sister, Virginia Tweety of Evington, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband Clemmer Fitzgerald and two brothers.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 20, 2017 at Irish Creek Community Cemetery with Rev. Dean Staton officiating.

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John David Daniel Fridley

ScanJohn David Daniel Fridley, 81, of Craigsville, Virginia passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born March 25, 1936 in Augusta Springs, Virginia, the son of the late James E. Fridley and Annie Ruth Tanksley Fridley.

John was retired from the Staunton City School System.

He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who lived for his great grandchildren.

John is survived by his daughter, Roxanna Burke and husband Scottie of Craigsville; grandchildren, Matthew Burke and wife Amanda, Michael Burke and wife Muriel, Blake Burke, Holly Strickler and husband BJ, Elizabeth Rexrode and husband Chris; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Bill Malcolm.  A special thanks goes to Dr. H. Lynn Moore and staff for their wonderful care and support over the years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Frances Spradlin Fridley, a son, J.D. Fridley, Jr., one brother, and three sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Frank Tusing officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Fridley, BJ Strickler, Gary Spradlin, Matthew Burke, Steve Smiley, Ben Strickler, Blake Burke, and Steven Smiley, Jr.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Shenandoah.

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Judy Lee Botkin

ScanJudy Lee Berry Botkin, 74, of Churchville, Virginia died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at her home.

She was born June 28, 1943 in Augusta County, the daughter of the late Hugh Richard Berry and Mary Lee Huffer Berry.

Judy was formerly employed as a banking assistant for Community Bank.

She was a graduate of North River High School in 1960.  Judy was a marksman with a pistol and rifle, as well as an archer.  She will always be remembered for her smile.

Judy is survived by her husband, Gary Ronald Botkin, Sr.; daughter, Pamela Koontz; step-children, Betty Blackford and husband Kevin, Kathy Lyle and husband Jeff, Dana Botkin, Ronnie Botkin;  grandchildren, Jennifer Robertson, Emma Blackford, Matthew Sorrell, Dylan Botkin; great granddaughter, Alana Robertson; brother, Tommy Curry and wife Glenda; sisters, Katherine Beam and husband Jim, Linda Goins and husband Nick, Nancy Curry and wife Debbie, Ginger Leitch; brothers-in-law, A.J. Botkin and wife Marguerite, Delmer Botkin and wife Sue, Delton Botkin; sister-in-law, Sherri Berry; special friends, Frank and Joyce Eavers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Roy Berry, sister-in-law, Donna Rae, and niece, Karen Botkin.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Springhill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dennis Taylor officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to in lieu of flowers to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Verona.

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Joe William Ingram

Joe William Ingram, 46, of Goshen, Virginia died Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Goshen.

He was born March 25, 1971 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of Karen Miller Sasser and the late Bobby Joe Ingram.

Joe was employed as a tree trimmer for Cash’s Tree Service.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Denise Colvin Ingram; sons, Jacob, Jared, and Joseph Ingram; very special grandson, Randall Marshall Lee Ingram; brothers, Shayne Ingram and Terry Sensabaugh; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and a special dog, George Marley Ingram.

Joe was preceded in death by his father.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Ingram Family Cemetery with Rev. John Haney officiating.

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

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