Woodrow “Woody” Carroll

WoodyWoodrow “Woody” Wilson Carroll, 77, of Craigsville, Virginia went to his heavenly home Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Augusta Health.

He was born February 4, 1942 in Augusta County, Virginia, the son of the late Mildred Jackson Knight and Samuel Carroll, and step-son of the late John E. Knight.

Woody was a member of the Craigsville Church of God of Prophecy.  He worked for Bartlett Tree Company and Guy C. Eavers Contruction for many years before becoming disabled and being a full time homemaker for his daughter.  Woody loved to sit and listen to Pastor Terry Adkins.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, cracking fresh walnuts, spending time with his family and doing word search puzzles.

He is survived by his daughter, Carrie Miller and husband Chris of Craigsville; 2 grandchildren, Trenton and Kalyn Miller; brothers, Raymond Carroll and wife Susan, Glenwood Knight and wife Penny, Danny Knight and wife Shirley, John Knight, Jr and wife Carrolyn; sisters, Darlene Campbell and husband Pete, Bernice Welcher and husband Raymond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Woody loved all of his family deeply.  Besides his daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren, he held a special place in his heart for his sister and her husband, Darlene and Pete Campbell; his nieces and nephews, JoAnna and Eric Shiflett, Shana and Tyler Hoy, Lisa Tudor, Melissa “Tiny” Carroll; and his former caregiver, Wanda Sprouse.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Gregory Carroll, a sister Sylvia Carroll, and a brother Keith Jackson.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Craigsville Funeral Home with John Young officiating. Friends and family are welcome to visit at his daughter’s home in Craigsville at other times.

Memorial contributions may be made to Church of God of Prophecy, P.O. Box 491, Craigsville, VA 24430.

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Edith Hostetter Sampson

EdithEdith Alleen Hostetter Sampson, 94, of Goshen, Virginia went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by family.

She was born March 2, 1925 in Collierstown, VA, the daughter of the late William Henry Hostetter and Evalina Wilhelm Hostetter.

Edith was married to Kenneth Lyle Sampson for 69 years, who preceded her in death on January 8, 2011.

She worked as a waitress at the Millcreek Cafe and a homemaker during her life, raising six children and helping to raise many of her grandchildren.  Edith enjoyed cooking her family’s favorite foods, gardening, canning vegetables, fruit, and preserves, reading her Bible and going to church.  She attended Millboro Christian Church.

Edith loved spending time with her grandbabies.  She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend; always putting others before herself.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Sampson, Sr., a daughter, Phyllis Howard, two sons-in-law, Robert O’Neil and Mason Bragg, three sisters and five brothers.

Edith is survived by three daughters, Shirley Bragg of Hayes, VA, Penny Barker and husband Barry of Salisbury, North Carolina, Doris Statler and partner Wink Broughfman of Millboro, VA; a son, Joey Sampson and wife Sheila of Goshen; a daughter-in-law, Nina Sampson of Pulaski, VA; son-in-law, Ronnie Howard of Gloucester, VA; 13 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 21 step-great grandchildren; 20 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  A special thank you to her caregiver, Linda Smith, for being there for her; and caregiver and friend, Ella Stark, for all the tender loving care she gave to her.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2019 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Goshen.  Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers St., Lexington, VA  24450.

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Nelson Wyatt Sours

72331277_422907555078550_8325993999663890432_nNelson Wyatt Sours, 79, of Craigsville, Virginia passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at his home.

He was born February 28, 1940 in Craigsville, Virginia, the son of the late Melvin Thomas Sours and Daisy Elizabeth Via Sours.

Nelson was retired from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office where he served 26 years as a deputy. He was a self-employed farmer who loved the land.

He attended Craigsville Presbyterian Church; enjoyed riding motorcycles; and loved spending time with his family and his dog, Moe.

Nelson was preceded in death by his wife, Judith “Judy” Elaine Peterbrink Sours, who passed away in 2002.

He is survived by two children, Scarlett Fowler and husband Robert and Wyatt Sours and wife Paula, all of Craigsville; five grandchildren, Shelby Fowler, Callie Fowler, Brittany Sours, Clayton Sours, Jackie Hicks; a sister, Mary Dever of Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.

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

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Pastor Gwen Carr officiating.

Pallbearers will be members of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. Honorary pallbearers will be the retired members of the Sheriff’s Office.

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Richard “Ricky” Campbell, Jr.

RickyRichard “Ricky” Andrew Campbell, Jr., of Goshen, Virginia died Saturday, September 28, 2019 at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem.

He was born August 31, 1950 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of the late Richard Andrew Campbell, Sr. and Clara Christine Hinty Campbell.

Ricky was formerly employed as an equipment operator for Moffett Paving.

He was a member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church, who loved animals, coon hunting, and driving slowly up and down the roads.

Ricky is survived by his companion of over 40 years, Penny Ingram; children, Tammy Jones; special grandchildren, Maddy and Hannah; brother, Gary Campbell and wife Ellen; and his beloved cats, Boots and Tom.

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Keri Beth Jones

Keri BethKeri Beth Jones, 34, of Goshen, Virginia died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at her home.

She was born September 10, 1984 in Staunton, Virginia, the daughter of Tommy Edward Jones of Staunton, and the late Karen Faye Baker Jones.

Keri Beth loved spending time with her family and fishing, and will be loved and missed by the many people in her life.

She is survived by her special friend, Calvin Ingram of Craigsville; 2 children, Audrey Rose Ingram of Craigsville, Jacob Walker Jones of Luray; brother, Jeramia William Thomas Jones; grandmother, Francis “Mickey” Jones; and special nephews, Aiden and Elijah Kaine.

Keri Beth was preceded in death by a brother, Joshuia Jones.

The family will receive friends Monday, September 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Lebanon Presbyterian Cemetery with Rev. Linwood Wilkes officiating

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

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Billy Laws Spray

69930955_526100141300088_2788805561888538624_nBilly Laws Spray, 63, of Craigsville, Virginia died Sunday, September 1, 2019 at his home.

He was born November 1, 1955 in Tennessee, the son of the late Billy Eugene Spray and Betty Ann Spencer Stimble.

Billy was formerly employed in dock construction.  He was a veteran of the US Army, where he served from 1973 to 1982.

Billy loved to fish, and was a huge fan of the Steelers and Alabama College Football.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Yvonne Lumsden Spray; children, Christy Goode and husband Tracy, Andrew Spray and wife Chelsey; step-sons, Michael Stuples and wife Jordan, Anthony Lumsden and wife Katie; 11 grandchildren; brother, Tommy Spray and wife Shirley; special aunt, Norma Fanning; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Spray.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Samuel “Sambo” Poole

SamboSamuel “Sambo” Scott Poole, 55, of Craigsville, Virginia died Friday, August 09, 2019 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 7, 1964 in Maryland, the son of Rachel Ann Ingram McHenry and the late Alf Junior McHenry.

Sambo was formerly employed as an industrial electrician for Groendyke Manufacturing.

He was a loved son, brother, and uncle.  One of his biggest joys in life was to help others, always willing to jump in and assist someone in need. He was also the caretaker for his father, mother, and sick aunt.

Sambo is survived by his sisters, Debbie Ingram and husband Johnny of Goshen, Sallie Madison of Richmond, Fonda Sprouse and husband Steve of Goshen; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special nephew, Wayne Wilhelm, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Marie Poole; and two sisters, Donna Wright and Faye McHenry.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Ingram Family Cemetery with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.  The family will receive friends at his home at other times.

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