Ethel May Thompson

Screenshot_2019-06-26-10-08-30Ethel May Nuckols Robertson Thompson, 88, of Goshen, Virginia died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Lexington, Virginia.

She was born September 15, 1930 in Goshen, Virginia, the daughter of the late Herbert Glenwood Nuckols and Maggie Lena Bryant Nuckols.

Ethel was formerly employed as a seamstress for many years with many companies.

She was formerly a member of the Craigsville Rescue Squad, as well as an avid biker who loved to ride her Harley and went by the nickname “Sapphire”.

Ethel is survived by her nieces and nephews, Delores Hinkle and husband Richard, Charlotte Phillips, Danny Clifton and wife Melinda, Becky Clifton Clark, Tommy Clifton and wife Donna, Gail Gentry and husband Chuck, Ricky Clifton; special great niece, Christine Forbes; great nieces and nephews, Travis Clifton, Will Smith, Kate Gentry, Lee Clifton, Michael Clifton, Christopher Clifton, Serria Clifton, Cheyene Clifton; 14 great great nieces and nephews; and a special Pomeranian, Foxy.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Anderson Robertson and William “Joe” Thompson; and her brothers and sisters, Janie Plogger, Fairbee Clifton, Daisy Nuckols, and Roy Nuckols.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Craigsville Funeral Home, and at the home of Charlotte Phillips at all other times.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Goshen Baptist Cemetery with Claudette Wilcher assisting.

Pallbearers will be Richard Hinkle, Travis Clifton, Danny Clifton, Dwayne Parkins, Coty Lilley, and Steve Lilley.  Honorary pallbearer will be Thomas Clifton.

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Rosalie Virginia Sprouse

574Rosalie Virginia Campbell Sprouse, 82, of Craigsville, Virginia died Monday, June 24, 2019 at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

She was born March 19, 1937 in Goshen, Virginia, the daughter of the late Everette Cleveland Campbell and Mary Ethel Patterson Campbell.

Rosalie was a retired correction officer for Augusta Correctional Center, who attended Joyful Sound Church.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Windy Sprouse Cook and husband Jeff of Craigsville; great grandchildren, Jeffery Cook, Jr. and girlfriend Crystal Whitlock, Kasey Marie Cook; sister, Myrtle Balser; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Coats Sprouse; a son, William Linwood Sprouse, Jr.; brothers, Earl, Jessie, and Alfred Campbell; sisters, Helen Hamilton, Agnus Sensabaugh, Ethel Balser, Lillian Brouillette, Jean Rowe, Gorgie Sensabaugh, Hattie Twitchell, and Antha Sprouse.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Russell Tuck officiating. Interment will be in Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carl Clark, Don Bosserman, Ron Sprouse, Bill Rowe, Trey Morris, and Jimmy Balser.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday June 27 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Loraine Welcher Thornton

LoraineLoraine Agnes Welcher Thornton, 93, of Staunton, Virginia died Monday, May 27, 2019 at Kings Daughters Nursing Home in Staunton, Virginia.

She was born January 29, 1926 in Fordwick, Virginia, the daughter of the late Robert Lee Welcher and Thelma Wilmena King Welcher.

Lorraine was formerly employed as an inspector for Stillwater Mills.

She attended Miller Memorial Baptist Church, and was president of the VFW Auxiliary.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed gardening and sitting on her porch.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Carolyn Louise Knight and husband John of Augusta Springs, Deborah DeVonn Thornton of Craigsville, Mary Rinkie Gregory and husband Bruce of Staunton; grandchildren, Crystal, Jason, Rickie, Cody, Jacob, Sara Beth; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Toots Shifflette, Juanita Wilcher, Nellie Fridley, Elsie Robertson, Jane Cale; and her friends at Gypsy Hill House Apartments.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Franklin Thornton; sons, Dukie Welcher and Rickie Thornton; and a brother, Cecil Welcher.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Craigsville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Gwen Carr officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be her friends at Gypsy Hill House Apartments

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Lonzie Woodrow Fridley

Lonzie Woodrow “Woody” Fridley, 80, passed away at his home in Lake City, Florida on May 3, 2019.

Lonzie was born July 26, 1938, in Augusta Springs, Virginia, to Modie and Mary Elizabeth Fridley. He enlisted in the Navy on August, 23, 1955, until retirement after 30 years of service to his country. After retirement, Lonzie worked for Stokes Gas Company, and as a truck driver for Florida Steel in Jacksonville, Florida. Lonzie was passionate about restoring and driving classic cars, and attending car shows and spending time with his buddies who had the same interests.

Lonzie was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Francis Fridley, his sons, Lonzie and Bruce, brother Raymond (Louise), and his sister Hazel (Harold) Curry. He is survived by his sons, Alan (Cindy) Fridley of Callahan, Florida, Michael Tow and his daughters Cathy Vogel of Jacksonville, Florida, Lisa Tow Wight, three granddaughters, three grandsons and 9 great grandchildren, his sisters Marie (John) Clarke and Corine Stevens. He will be greatly missed by his beloved dog, Lady.

A graveside service will be held with military honors at his family cemetery in Augusta Springs, Virginia on Saturday, May 11, at 11:00 am.

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David “Andy” Lipscomb

AndyDavid Andrew Lipscomb, 46, of Natural Bridge Station, Virginia died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at his home.

He was born November 18, 1972 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of David Lipscomb and Paula Sue Campbell Lipscomb.

Andy was employed as a line worker for Mohawk Flooring.

He is survived by his parents, as well as special friends, Michelle Statton of Natural Bridge, and Billy Weeks of Fairfield; and many cousins.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Little River Church of the Brethren with Pastor Rob Via officiating. Interment will be in Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Winston Campbell, Jean Sprouse, Billy Little, Billy Weeks, Neil Keith, Alex Sprouse, Justin Cook, and Randy Chene.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at Little River Church of the Brethren.

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Judith “Judy” Shiplett

JudyJudith Carolyn Gregory Shiplett, 75, of Craigsville, Virginia died Friday, April 19, 2019 at her home.

She was born June 15, 1943 in Staunton, Virginia, the daughter of the late Buford Sylvester Gregory, Sr. and Margaret Corrine Ingram Gregory.

Judy was retired from Genesco as well as the Virginia Department of Corrections, where she served as a correctional officer.

She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy, where she served as a Sunday school teacher who loved the Lord.  She loved to color and do crossword puzzles, was devoted to her children and grandchildren, and was well loved.

Judy is survived by her children, Brian “Pete” Shiplett, Sr. and wife Sophia, Kevin Shiplett, Jeffery “Moose” Shiplett, Teresa Martin, Brian Shiplett, Jr., Tabatha Kiser and husband Michael; 15 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; brothers, Buford Gregory Jr and his wife Beverly, Kenneth Gregory, Ralph Gregory and wife Trish; sisters, Shirley Denton and husband Billy, Alma Armentrout and husband Jerry, Deborah Gregory; and numerous nieces and nephews.  The family wishes to thank the Hospice of the Shenandoah Valley, especially Laura, for their kindness and support.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Summers Shiplett, and a brother, Randy Gregory.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Staunton with Pastor David Smith officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Clatterbaugh, Billy Mitchell, James Fridley, Jason Sprouse, William Hostetter, and Mark Peters

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2019 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of God of Prophecy or to Hospice of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Alf Junior McHenry

IMG952019040195160858Alf Junior McHenry, 79, of Craigsville, Virginia died Sunday, March 31, 2019 at his home in Craigsville.

He was born July 24, 1939 in West Virginia, the son of the late William McHenry and Ruth Pritt McHenry.

Junior was formerly employed as a manual laborer for Blue Ridge Lumber, and was also a foreman for Mayflower Moving and Storage.  He was a hard-working man who loved to maintain his yard.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rachel Ann Ingram McHenry; children, Debbie Ingram and husband Johnny of Goshen, Sallie Madison of Richmond, Sambo Poole of Craigsville, Fonda Sprouse and husband Steve of Goshen; 14 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Junior was preceded in death by two children, Donna Darlene Wright and Faye Lynn McHenry.

A private family service will be conducted at a later date.  The family will receive friends at his home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home.

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