Charles “Chick” Vanmeter

259_1539619287819 (2)Charles “Chick” Edward Vanmeter, 69, of Goshen, Virginia died Sunday, October 14, 2018 at his home.

He was born December 13, 1948 in Parsons, West Virginia, the son of the late Ervin Charles Vanmeter and Bertha Crystal Cade Vanmeter.

Chick was formerly employed as an equipment operator for Rocky Dale Stone Quarry.

He was a hardworking man that would give someone the shirt off his back.  He loved his family, especially his many grand and great grandchildren, as well as fishing and training horses.

Chick is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Peggy Sue Lotts Vanmeter, who he married in 1982; children, Mary Sue Karr, Shena Dudley and fiancé Curtis Riley, Jeff Hamilton and wife Lisa, Hope Nuckols and boyfriend Joe Riley;  grandchildren that he raised, Lorry Stevens and Francis Miller, as well as 10 other grandchildren; great grandchildren, Austin Bryant, Daily Stevens, Kimber Stevens, and many others; brothers, Buck Vanmeter and wife Norma, Johnny Vanmeter and wife Connie, Hubby Vanmeter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Hamilton; grandsons, DJ Nuckols and TJ Mullen; brothers, George, Web, Denny, and Abe Vanmeter; and sisters, Piney Myers, Betty Soos, Louise Richmond, and Verna Lee Vanmeter.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Rev. John Haney officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Francis Miller, David Nuckols, Sr., Alvin Dudley, Jr., JW Karr, Joe Riley, and Eric Stevens.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. before the service at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Goshen Presbyterian Church.

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Della Mae Puckett

DellaDella Mae Sprouse Puckett, 84, of Craigsville, Virginia died peacefully Saturday, September 15, 2018 at her home.

She was born May 13, 1934 in Craigsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late John Franklin Sprouse and Deliliah May Thompson Sprouse .

Della was formerly employed as a seamstress at Genesco Textiles.

She was a member of the Estaline Valley Church of the Nazerene, who loved cooking, baking, crocheting, and reading the Bible.

Della is survived by her children, Steven Puckett and special friend Melody Smith of Greenville, Gary Puckett and fiancé Bernadine Campbell of Craigsville, Kevin Puckett and wife Vonda of Craigsville; grandchildren, Thomas, Maranda, Heather, Brandon, Dawn Marie, Kristin, Katie, Brooke, Kyle, and Hunter; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Harvey Sprouse and wife Hilda of Craigsville; sister, Nellie Crummette of Staunton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend and caregiver, Brenda Morris; and special friends, Cordelia Underwood, Connie Swisher.  A heartfelt thanks is extended to the staff of Hospice of the Shenandoah, Laura Summy, Kathy Anderson, Mark Westebbe, and Liz Schreiber.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth, daughter Julia, great grandson, Toby, her brothers and sisters, William, Allan, Odell, Clemmer, Wallace, JB & Lloyd Sprouse, Louise Reid, Bonnie Simmons; and a daughter-in-law, Deborah Puckett.

A funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Thursday September 20, 2018 at Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Billy Curry officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Puckett, Tom Humphries, Matt Cook, Michael James, Cody Bussard, and Ron Sprouse.  Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene and her cousins.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene, 2117 Troxel Gap Road, Craigsville, VA  24430.

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Calvin Eugene Dinkle

Calvin Eugene Dinkle, 71, of Craigsville, Virginia died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at his home.

He was born November 28, 1946 in Staunton, the son of the late Frank Eugene Dinkle and Lillian Lenore Martin Dinkle.

He was formerly employed as a heavy equipment operator for Vulcan Materials Company for 45 years.

Calvin enjoyed life to the fullest.  He loved blue grass music, hunting, camping, and his ‘70 Chevelle and ‘66 Mustang.  Calvin was a dedicated father, caring friend, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to his neighbors.

He is survived by his children, Jeff Dinkle and fiancé BJ Fragale of Craigsville, Angela Dinkle and Sean Welliver of Staunton, Annette Lowery of Craigsville; grandchildren, Derek Dinkle, Tabatha Wetzel, David “DJ” Williams, Jr., Ethan Fragale, Roger Lowery, Jr., Raven Lowery; 2 great grandsons; brothers, Fred Dinkle of Staunton, Donald Dinkle and wife Phyllis of Stuarts Draft; sisters, Janet Kirkland and husband Richard of Staunton, Alice Redifer and husband Bud of Parnassus; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and too many special friends to name.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to his caring friend and former wife, Cathy Dinkle.

Calvin was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Patricia Whetzel, and a great nephew, Derek Losh.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2018 at Craigsville Southern Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Quick officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roger Lowery, Jr., DJ Williams, Jr., Derek Dinkle, Timmy Jackson, Larry Byram, Clarence Byram, and Eddie Parker.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave, Harrisonburg, VA  22801.

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Maxie Darrel Miller

MaxieMaxie Darrel Miller, 63, of Goshen, Virginia died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his home.

He was born March 21, 1955 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of the late Clarence Mitchell Miller and Celia Somer Ingram Miller.

Maxie was formerly employed by the Town of Craigsville in Water Service .

He loved his grandkids, listening to the oldies, and his dogs.

Maxie is survived by his daughters, Laura Martin and fiancé Cody Adkins of Goshen, Jessica Miller-Harris and husband Dwayne of Fairfield; grandchildren, Mecca, Jacob, Josh, Brianna; brother, Milt Miller of Augusta Springs; sisters, Karen Sasser of North Carolina, Nancy Atkins of Goshen; numerous nieces and nephews; and his many dogs.

He was preceded in death by his son, Joshua Miller; his brother, Mitchell “Bunk” Miller; and his sister, Lottie Miller.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday August 17, 2018 at the Bells Valley Worship Center with Pastor Charles Clinedinst officiating. Interment will be in the Ingram Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cody Adkins, Dwayne Harris, Malcolm Griffin, Basil Carr, George Ingram, and Terry Sensabaugh.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Phyllis Thornton Morris

38857369_1890398547921517_8107389943938023424_nPhyllis Fleecy Thornton Morris, 89, of Craigsville, Virginia died peacefully Thursday, August 9, 2018 at her home in Craigsville.

She was born February 9, 1929 in Charlottesville, the daughter of the late Arthur and Bessie Thornton.

Phyllis was a lifelong homemaker.

She was a member of People’s Baptist Church, who loved her family, especially her many grandchildren.  She helped people clean their homes and loved to dance.

Phyllis is survived by her children, Monte Morris and wife Judy, Rebecca Morris, Penny Sprouse and husband Wilford, all of Craigsville; 13 grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Monica Sprouse and husband Rusty; numerous great and great great grandchildren, a special great grandson, James “Peepers” Sprouse; special lifelong friends, Audrey Cassidy and Martha Coates, a special dog, Ryder; and a special thanks to Hospice of the Shenandoah.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Newton Jay Morris; daughter, Shirley Sprouse; son, Junior Morris; grandsons, Keith Sprouse and Gary Morris; and brothers, Clarce Myers, Condon Crist, and Ramas Myers.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at People’s Baptist Church with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church and at Phyllis’s home at all other times.  Interment will be in Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Fox, Steve Ingram, Marshall Sprouse, John Coffman, Donnie Colvin, Bill Tuttle, Johnny Ingram, and Chris Tuttle

Memorial contributions may be made to in lieu of flowers to Craigsville Funeral Home, P.O. Box 298, Craigsville, VA  24430.

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Lillie Sprouse Campbell

LillieLillie Sprouse Campbell, 85 of 7. S Pacific Ave York, South Carolina passed away Monday July 30, 2018 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, SC from Parkinson’s disease. Born in Augusta Springs, Virginia daughter of Arthur A. and Ruby A. Sprouse, wife of the late Lewis D. Campbell Sr. of Millboro Virginia, she has lived in York the past fifteen years and attended Cornerstone Family Worship Center.

She was the loving mother of 6 children of her own and 7 step children. Ruby (Richard) Childers, York, SC, Marie Campbell, Strasburg, VA, Lewis D. (Susan) Campbell Jr, Goldsboro NC, John B. (Tricia) Campbell, York, SC, Rachel C. (Jim) Wheeler Staunton VA. Charles N. Campbell of Millboro, VA, Thomas E. (Janice) Campbell, Woodbine, MD, Shirley Rodeffer, Weyers Cave, VA. She had 26 grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister Rindy Forbes, and nieces, nephews, and cousins too numerous to mention.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis D. Campbell Sr.; sons, George H Campbell, Floyd A Campbell; daughters, Karran F Campbell, Millie A Hicks, Mary J Riley; granddaughter, Wilma Zaharias; grandson, James “Jamie” Wheeler; brothers, John H Sprouse, Robert L Sprouse, Thomas W Sprouse; and sisters, Laura J Sprouse, Margaret Sherwood Simmons, Lula Simmons Robertson.

Friends and Family will be received at Craigsville Funeral Home, Craigsville VA on Friday August 3, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Services at Millboro Christian Church in Millboro, VA at 2:00 pm, Pastor Larry Strickler will officiate the services and internment at the church Cemetery.

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Phyllis June Sprouse

PhyllisPhyllis June Jordan Sprouse, 73, of Waynesboro, Virginia died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 15, 1945 in Augusta Springs, Virginia, the daughter of the late Hugh Jordan and Ruby Ann Woods Jordan.

Phyllis was a lifelong homemaker and a member of Craigsville Presbyterian Church, who love listening to Elvis and Brad Paisley, reading, laughing, and watching Days of Our Lives.

She is survived by her children, Lisa Faye Shifflett and husband Robert of Sumter, South Carolina, Lori Ann Sprouse and husband Randy McCutcheon of Deerfield, Virginia;  grandchildren, Kelly Bottenfield, Hope Snyder, Carrie Rutledge, Tiffany Bottenfield, Bradley Snyder; 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Maxine Gordan and husband Robert of Fort Defiance, Michelle Downs and husband Steve of Grottoes; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Richard Fox and Martha Loraine Forbes; and her special pets, JJ, Snuggles, and Snoopy.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Wayne Sprouse; son, Johnny Sprouse, Jr.; daughter, Tina Fisher; sister, Thelma Fix; and brother, Charles Jordan.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Craigsville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Olivia Haney officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Bottenfield, Roy Sherwood, Tony Epps, Robert Oscar, Donald Forbes, and Christopher Bottenfield.

The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home, P.O. Box 298, Craigsville, VA  24430.

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