Irene Mullins Christian

Irene Mullins Christian, 66, of Natural Bridge, Virginia died Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Heritage Hall in Lexington.

She was born September 17, 1949 in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Clarence Mullins and Della Mae Baker Brandon.

Irene was a dedicated homemaker all her life.

She was a loving wife who enjoyed crafts, making flowers, gardening and was a great housekeeper.

Irene is survived by her husband, James Hobert Christian of Natural Bridge; 2 children: Michael Dwayne Christian & wife Rebecca of Leesburg, Virginia, Lana Marie McNeil of Berryville, Virginia; 2 grandchildren: Megan Marie Pagan, Clayton Brady McNeil; 2 great grandchildren: Gracie Pagan, Carter Pagan; brother; Chester Mullins of Dayton, Ohio, half-brother; Ed Mullins of Phoenix, Arizona; and sister; Mary Bell Mitchell of Dayton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her brother Donald Mullins.

Per her request no service will be conducted at this time.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Telford “Ted” Dewyne Dickey, Sr.

Telford “Ted” Dewyne Dickey, Sr., 85, of Goshen, Virginia died Saturday, January 16, 2016 at his residence.

He was born February 26, 1930 in Rockbridge County, the son of the late Marion Archie Dickey and Sadie Dixon Dickey.

Ted was retired from being a self-employed brick mason.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served on the Military Police.

Ted was a member of Bells Valley United Methodist Church.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  .

He is survived by his wife, Lucy Morris Dickey of Goshen; children: Telford Dickey Jr. and wife Linda of Goshen, Roland Dickey and wife Penny of Craigsville, Sandra Hinkle of Goshen; grandchildren: Amy McCormick, Dale Dickey, Suzy Clevenger, April Grimm, Dustin Dickey, Brandon Hinkle; 5 great grandchildren; other; numerous nieces and nephews.

Ted was preceded in death by 5 brothers and a sister.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday January 21, 2016 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Linwood Wilkes officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Dickey, Drace Clevenger, Chris Robertson, Carl Terry, Larry Wilcher, Sammy Colvin, Barry Gum.  Honorary Pallbearers: Marvin Jackson, Clain Powell, Chester Burke, Garner Byram.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Center.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Wayne Robert Fisher

Wayne Robert Fisher, 54, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Saturday, December 26, 2015 at The Springs Nursing Center.

He was born March 19, 1961 in Woodstock, Virginia, the son of John William Fisher and the late Mary Edna Eppard Beverly.

Wayne is survived by his father, his brothers; Michael Allen Fisher, John William Fisher Jr.; sister; Carolyn Gardner; Step-mother; Sherry Kay Fisher; nephew William Gardner and niece Jessica Gardner.

He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Fisher.

A graveside service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Thursday December 31, 2015 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery with Pastor Karen Taylor officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Carl Junior Balser

Carl “Sonny” Junior Balser, 69, of Greenville, Virginia died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his home.

He was born January 13, 1946 in Bath County, the son of the late Carl Monroe Balser and Clara Jenevive Lotts Balser Woods.

Sonny was employed as a bricklayer.

He was a loving father and grandfather.

Sonny is survived by his children: Judy Ann Balser of Greenville, Phillip Balser and wife Tammy of Staunton; Step-daughter: Margaret Taliaferro of Standardsville;  grandchildren: Matthew Balser and Kristy Taliaferro; great grandchildren: Harley Balser and Bayleigh Davis; brothers; Wilbert Balser, Roger Woods, Franklin Woods, Lester Woods; sisters; Betty Harris, Judy Peters; and a special granddaughter Susie Balser.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Ann Balser who preceded him on July 10, 2010.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday December 22, 2015 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Pastor Ben Sprouse officiating

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Vivian P. Smith

Vivian Pearl Smith, age 86, of Joppa, MD passed away on December 17, 2015 at her home.  Born in Roanoke, VA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wilkerson and Mabel (Kelly) Milton and wife of the late Franklin Tucker Smith.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her son, Harry Tucker Smith II and his wife Diane of Joppa; daughter, Dana Elaine Smith of Abingdon; son-in-law, Emory Cornett; grandchildren, Stacie Wise and husband Chris, Kelly Cox and husband Jim, Joshua Smith and Julie Smith; and great grandchildren, Jordan Wise and Eli Tucker Herd.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Gayla Lee Cornett.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on December 28, 2015 at Craigsville Community Cemetery, with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to Towne Baptist Church Building Fund, 536 Trimble Road, Joppa, MD  21085.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mary Jane Campbell Riley

MaryMary Jane Campbell Riley, 76, of Craigsville, Virginia died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at her home.

She was born December 3, 1939 in Augusta County, the daughter of the late Lewis Downey Campbell and Mary Susan Martin Campbell.

Mary was a devoted housewife her entire life.

She was a member of Millboro Christian Church.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She enjoyed reading and doing word searches.

Mary is survived by her children: Ronnie Lee Riley and wife Rhonda of Staunton, Carol Lee Williams and husband Clayton of Craigsville, Mary Elizabeth Pond and husband Boo of Craigsville, Daisy Mae Simmons of Bedford, Christine Lynn Myers and husband Thomas of Buena Vista, Woodrow William Riley and wife Carol Sue of Staunton, Donald Eugene Riley and wife Cindy of Staunton, Charles McNeil Riley and wife Tina of Craigsville, Tammy Susan Knight and husband Douglas of Craigsville, James Walter Riley and wife Alice of Glasgow;  grandchildren: Joshua Wayne Riley, Joseph Edward Simmons, Trista Marie Kay, Victoria Renea Knight, Stephanie Dawn Riley, Aaron Lloyd Riley, Stacey Dawn Breeden, Dylan Lewis Breeden, James Allen Riley, Rebecca Lynn Riley, Troy Potter, Christina Fitzgerald, Deborah Johnson, Larry Johnson, Brandy Myers, Thomas Lester Myers, Brooke Riley, April Ethridge; great grandchildren: Colby Edward Knight, Gabriel Lucas Ragly, Kaylee Knott, Lydia Knott, Davie Myers, Jonathan Paul Myers, Katie Myers, Hayley Proctor, Jeremiah Matthew Barton, Tommy Lee Burke, Jasmine Bartly, Madison Lemaster, Jacob Potter, Walker Potter, Brenden Johnson, Wesley Meadows; brothers: Charles Nelson Campbell, Thomas Red Campbell, John Campbell, Lewis Downey Campbell; sisters: Rachel Wheeler, Marie Campbell, Millie Ann Campbell Hicks, Shirley Rodifer, Ruby Childress; and her step-mother Lilly Bell Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow Wilson Riley, her brothers Floyd and George Campbell, her sister Karren Faye Campbell, a grandson Daniel Lee Knight, and a great granddaughter Faith Ann Potter.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday December 19, 2015 at Millboro Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Adkins officiating. Interment will be in Millboro Christian Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be David Fitzgerald, Thomas Myers Sr., Steve Morris, Thomas Myers Jr., Danny Martin, Larry Welcher, Marty Stuples, and Woody Riley.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 pm Friday, December 18, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Shenandoah or the Augusta Health Cancer Center.

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Margaret Dinkle Parker

MargaretMargaret Dinkle Parker, 96, of Staunton, Virginia, formerly of Craigsville, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Brightview Baldwin Park of Staunton.

She was born July 18, 1919 in Augusta County, the daughter of the late Calvin Brown and Rachel Beard Dinkle.

Margaret was a retired switch board operator at Western State Hospital.

She was a lifetime member of the Craigsville Southern Baptist Church.

Margaret is survived by her step-son: Edward “Eddie” McCutcheon Parker and wife Michelle of Craigsville;  step-grandchildren: Blaze and Storm Parker; and her nieces and nephews: Janet D. Kirkland of Staunton, Fred E. Dinkle of Staunton, Alice Redifer of Parnassus, Calvin E. Dinkle of Craigsville, and Donald N. Dinkle of Stuarts Draft.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward L. Parker, her two brothers, James and Frank Dinkle, and her niece Margaret “Peggy” D. Ruleman.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday November 20, 2015 at Craigsville Southern Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Quick officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stacey Redifer, Shawn Redifer, Richard Kirkland, Jeff Dinkle, Tim Jackson, Calvin Dinkle, Fred Dinkle, Donald Dinkle

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Southern Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment