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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Donna Darlene Wright

donnaDonna Darlene McHenry Wright, 50, of Craigsville, Virginia died Monday, November 21, 2016 at Envoy of Staunton.

She was born June 29, 1966 in Baltimore, MD, the daughter of Alfred Junior McHenry and Rachael Ann Ingram McHenry.

Donna was a lifelong homemaker.

She is survived by her children: Miranda Woods of Craigsville, Jennifer Wright and fiancé Bill Stevens of Staunton, Michael Wright of Craigsville, Justin Wright of Craigsville, Melinda Ingram of Lexington, and Erica Wright of Colorado; 12 grandchildren and 1 special granddaughter Kelsea Wright; brother: Samuel Poole of Craigsville; sisters: Debra Ingram and husband John of Goshen, Sally Madison of Richmond, Fonda Sprouse and husband Steven of Craigsville; and special friend: Jay Tudor.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Wright, Jr., daughter, Crystal Wright, and a sister, Faye McHenry.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2016 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Westebbe officiating. Interment will be in Ingram Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Stevens, Keith Michaels, David “Two” Woods, Travis Knight, John Ingram, and Bobby Joe Ingram.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Ricky Lee Woods

rickyRicky Lee Woods, 54, of Craigsville, Virginia died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his home.

He was born April 14, 1962 in Staunton, Virginia, the son of Gilbert Lee Woods and the late Thelma Juanita Shiflett Woods.

Ricky was previously employed as a male aide at Kings Daughters Hospital.  He also worked at Stillwater.

He was a member of Craigsville Holiness Church.  He was a loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family and helping in his community.

Ricky is survived by his children: Crissy Tubbs & husband Josh of Wetumpka, Alabama, Clint Woods & wife Heather of Churchville, Virginia, Beth Woods of Craigsville, Virginia;  grandchildren: Grace, Rachel, Mariah & Sarah Tubbs and McKenzie & Landon Woods; and sister: Kathy Woods.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hope Woods.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2016 at Craigsville Holiness Church with Brother Garey Wilson officiating, and Brother Lee Lawson assisting. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Daryl Gregory, Jacob Wiseman, Scott Wiseman, Cody Wilcher, Christopher Gordon, and Gary Wilcher.  Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the church.

The family will receive friends 6 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Craigsville Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of Kathy Woods.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Holiness Academy, 201 East Craig Street, Craigsville, Virginia, 24430.

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Amanda Marie Benson

mandy1     Amanda Marie McLain Benson, 59, of Craigsville, Virginia died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born December 27, 1956 in Alexandria, Virginia, the daughter of the late Joseph Alexander McLain and Salley Louella Lumsden McLain.

Mandy was employed as a banker at Woodforest National Bank.

She loved her family, music, and tending to her flowers.

Mandy is survived by her husband, Henry W. “Bob” Benson of Craigsville; children: Alex Rankin & wife Jessica of Craigsville, Kevin Benson of Staunton; grandchildren: Evelynn & Gabrielle Rankin; step-grandson: Nathan Shiley; brother: Joseph “Joey” McLain & wife Susan; niece: Joley McLain; and brother-in-law: Fred Benson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Gram officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Douglas Leggett, Corey Leggett, Dakota Leggett, and Jarred Kincaid

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Craigsville Rescue Squad.

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