David Owen Gregory, Sr.

David Owen Gregory, Sr., 73, of Craigsville, Virginia died Friday, February 24, 2017 at the University of Virginia.

He was born February 16, 1944 in Craigsville, Virginia, the son of the late Oliver Thornton Gregory and Louise Della Fitzgerald Gregory.

David was previously employed as a lab technician at DuPont.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving honorably in the Vietnam War.

David was a member of Craigsville Holiness Church.  He was a talented musician, welder, and mechanic.  He will be missed and remembered by countless travelers he helped throughout his life.  David possessed a great zeal for helping those in need, and his loss will be greatly felt in the community.

He is survived by his children: Anthony Shiflett, Dana Pullin, David Gregory, Daryl Gregory, and Darren Gregory and his wife Charity: 14 grandchildren; 1 great grand grandson; sister: Nancy Cline; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sandra W. Gregory, as well as two brothers.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 27, 2017 at Craigsville Holiness Church with Brother Garey Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles McLain, Gary Wilcher, Cody Wilcher, Robert Painter, Larry Wilcher, Phillip McMahan, Timmy Gladwell, and Mark Hodge

The family will receive friends from 7 – 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Holiness Academy, c/o G. Wilson, 201 E. Craig St., Craigsville, VA  24430.

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Michael Wayne Byram

mikeMichael Wayne Byram, 58, of Craigsville, Virginia died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at his home.

He was born September 28, 1958 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of Richard Franklin Byram and the late Ruth Faye Ingram Byram.

Mike was previously employed as a heavy equipment operator.

He loved baseball and riding the road looking for deer.

Mike is survived by his father, Richard; brother; Jeffrey Franklin Byram of Craigsville; sister; Kathy Michelle Byram of Craigsville; 3 nieces and 1 nephew.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38015, or the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

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Harrison Everette Lawhorn, Sr.

harrison2     Harrison Everette Lawhorn, Sr., 79, of 289 E. Craig Street, Craigsville, Virginia died Friday, January 20, 2017 at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia. 

     He was born November 24, 1937 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, the son of the late Roy Lee Lawhorn and Louise Alberta Karr Lawhorn.

     Mr. Lawhorn was retired as a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Goshen Baptist Church; and enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

     He is survived by his wife, Jessie Corrine Jack Lawhorn of Craigsville; 2 children, Teresa “Terry” Shiflett & husband Randy of Staunton, Virginia

Lisa D. Lawhorn of Craigsville; 3 grandchildren, David M. Shiflett, Justin T. Shiflett and Cole D. Chittum; 1 brother, Donald Lawhorn & wife Pat of Goshen, Virginia; 3 sisters, Mary Bosley of Frederick, Maryland

Bonnie Sampson & husband Gerald of Goshen, Gale Tolley & husband Billy of Goshen; 2 sisters-in-law, Sylvia Lawhorn of Goshen, Helen Lawhorn of Maryland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

     He was preceded in death by a son, Harrison “Buzzy” Lawhorn, Jr.; 2 brothers, Russell Lawhorn & James “Chicken” Lawhorn; and 2 sisters, Thelma Huffman & Betty Lou Huffman.

     A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Goshen Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Reese and Pastor Tyler Clem officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Goshen, Virginia.

    Pallbearers will be Jerry Deane, Donnie Lawhorn, Blaine Lawhorn, Dougie Huffman, David Huffman, Gerald Sampson, Billy Tolley and Johnny Sibold.

     The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Monday evening at Craigsville Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Baptist CD Ministry or Grace Bible Camp in lieu of flowers.

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Iva “Lucy” Morton

Iva “Lucy” Lois Legg Morton, 70, of Crimora, Virginia died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Augusta Health.

She was born August 3, 1946 in Handley, West Virginia, the daughter of Zelta Elzada Moore Legg and the late Sherman Lee Legg.

Lucy was previously employed as the secretary for Edwards & Sons Paving.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who loved cooking and working at the flower shop.

Lucy is survived by her husband, Robert Waitman Morton of Crimora; children: Bobbie Jo Roderick & husband Nat of Craigsville, Deborah Ann Riddle & husband Brandon of Grottoes; grandchildren: Ashley & husband Justin, Hailey Reynolds;

great grandchildren: Sage Elizabeth and Serenidy Leigh; 7 brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Earl Roscoe Armentrout, Jr.

earlEarl Roscoe Armentrout, Jr., 89, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, December 8, 2016 at his home.

He was born July 12, 1927 in Allegheny County, the son of the late Earl Roscoe Armentrout, Sr. and Missouri “Marie” Frances Carper Armentrout.

Earl was a retired lab technician for Cooper Industries, and also worked for Lehigh Portland Cement Company for 18 years and the C&O Railroad for 7 years.

He was a veteran of the US Air Force as an aircraft engine mechanic, having served in WW II.

Earl was previously a deacon of the Craigsville Presbyterian Church and a loving father.

He is survived by his daughter: Maria Callaway and husband George of Crozet; step-grandson: Greg Callaway of Charlottesville; girlfriend: Betty Martin of Craigsville, and her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who were all very special to him.

Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Armentrout and an infant daughter.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2016 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Gwen Carr officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Verlyn Martin, William Lee Wilcher, Wilson Ramsey, Richard Fox, and Wayne Martin.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. December 11, 2016 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Shenandoah Valley or Craigsville Fire and Rescue Company in lieu of flowers.

 

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Steward Douglas Robertson

     fb_img_1466363198931Steward Douglas Robertson, 89, of Staunton, Virginia died Thursday, December 08, 2016 at Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, Virginia. 

     He was born June 22, 1927 in Quicksburg, Virginia, the son of the late Steward Wallace Robertson  and Allie May Ingram Robertson.

     He was employed with Acme Visable Records as a machinist, tool die maker and supervisor in the machine shop for 35 years.

     He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during WWII & the Korean War.

     Mr. Robertson was a member of Bells Valley Methodist Church; and the Post 2044 VFW in Earlysville. He loved to hunt and was a member of the Estaline Valley Hunting Camp. He enjoyed Nascar and camping and was a member of the Waynesboro Moose. Steward was a loving father and grandfather.

     He was married to Lorraine Virginia Hazlett Robertson, his wife of 54 years who preceded him in death on August 31, 2001.

     He is survived by two children, Susan Pleasants & husband Freddie L. of Waynesboro, Virginia and Michael W. Robertson & wife Michele of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; four grandchildren, Tracy L. Pleasants, Kristine N. Robertson, Jeremey W. Robertson and Brittany L. Aughenbaugh; three great grandchildren, Triniti & Destini Kinard and Addison Aughenbaugh; a brother, Melvin Robertson of California; three sisters; Martha Wilhelm of Buena Vista, Virginia, Edith Powell & husband Claine and Mildred Burke all of Bells Valley, Virginia; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Robertson of Afton, Virginia and Patsy Robertson of Goshen, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Powell and four brothers, Russell, Marshall, Junior and Marvin Robertson.

     A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Bells Valley Methodist Church with Reverend Mary Pysell and Reverend Claude Williams officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

     Pallbearers will be Chris, Clinton, Adam, Robert and Rusty Robertson, Chester Burke, A.W. Wilhelm, and Steward Powell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Pete Shifflett, Richard Bethel, Kenny Robertson and Scotty Morris.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at Craigsville Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.          

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Sylvia Jean Carroll

sylviaSylvia Jean Carroll, 77, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Kings Daughters Nursing Home.

She was born September 10, 1939 in Craigsville, the daughter of the late Samuel Lee Carroll and Mildred Irene Jackson Carroll Knight.

Sylvia was a lifelong homemaker and caregiver of her parents.  She was a loving mother, who loved to cook and spend time with her family.

She is survived by her children: Lisa Carroll and husband William Graham of Covington, Melissa Carroll and husband Greg Giovine of Staunton;  grandchildren: JJ and Eric Tudor, both of Covington; brothers: Woodrow “Woody” Carroll of Craigsville, Raymond Carroll and wife Susan of Attleboro, Massachusetts, John Knight and wife Carolyn of Craigsville, Glenwood Knight and wife Bonnie of Craigsville, Danny Knight and wife Shirley of Goshen; sisters: Bernice Welcher and husband Raymond, Darlene Campbell and husband Pete, both of Craigsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her step-father John Elmer Knight, a brother: Keith Jackson, and 2 sisters-in-law: Velma Carroll and Nancy Jackson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Adkins and Pastor Bill Curry officiating. Interment will be in Estaline Valley Presbyterian Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Glenwood Knight, John Knight, Danny Knight, Raymond Welcher, Eric Shiflett, and Raymond Carroll

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home to assist the family.

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