Henry Milton Paxton

Dove & CrossHenry Milton Paxton, 88, of Greenville, Virginia died Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Shenandoah House in Fishersville, Virginia.

He was born September 15, 1930 in Goshen, Virginia, the son of the late Thurman Otis Paxton and Clara Mae Southers Paxton.

Milton was formerly employed as a mechanic and technician for Farm Bureau.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce, serving in the Korean War.

Milton is survived by his daughter, Robyn Thurston of Waynesboro; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; his ex-wife, Patsy Groah; 9 nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Gloria Jean Fridley of Goshen; and special friends, Charlie and Debbie Hodge, and Daniel Bowers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Paxton; 3 brothers, John, Harold, and Stanley Paxton, and a sister, Margie Fridley.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday December 12, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating.

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Betty Jean Petty

Betty*****Due to the weather, the services for Betty Petty have been postponed until Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the same times.*****

Betty Jean Ingram Petty, 82, of Staunton, Virginia died Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.

She was born July 13, 1936 in Bath County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Andrew Preston Ingram and Pauline Woodrow Smith Ingram Longmire.

Betty was formerly employed at General Electric.

She is survived by her son, Roger Lee Petty of Staunton; brothers, Hampton Ingram  of Salem, Donald Ingram of Goshen; sisters, Charlotte Minter of Goshen, Marian Ferguson of Staunton, Sheila Vass of Staunton; numerous nieces and nephews, and 2 special nieces, Terri “Pumpkin” Alderson and Donna Darlene Walton.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Matthew Petty and 4 sisters, Margaret Sours, Hilda Montgomery, Mae Lyle, and Ruth Byram.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 10, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Dr. Steve Traylor officiating. Interment will be in Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Donald Minter, Harry Vass, Donald Ingram, Kevin Walton, Ralph Minter, Jr., Jeff Byram, Richard Byram, and Bradley Minter.

 

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Joyce Marie Byram

JoyceJoyce Marie Jack Byram, 78, of Craigsville, Virginia died Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Staunton, Virginia.

She was born August 28, 1940 in Bath County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Jessie Clayton Jack and Cora Divine Windsor Jack.

Joyce was a lifelong homemaker, a member of People’s Baptist Church, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Franklin Byram of Craigsville; children: Carla Gill and special friend Tim Leonard of Vinton, Carol Steele and husband Danny of Glen Wilton, Steve Neff and wife Tammy of Covington, Rocky Neff and special friend Jennifer Mundy of Iron Gate, Clay Neff of Covington; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters; Thelma “Toots” Madison of Millboro, Florence Clark of Warm Springs, Jessie Lawhorn of Craigsville, Kathleen Harris of Churchville, Shirley Spradlin of Staunton; and numerous nieces and nephews .

Joyce is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Lee Neff.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Peoples Baptist Church with Pastor Claude Williams officiating. Interment will be in Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Simmons, Dabney Neff, Barth Berry, Steve Williams, Steve Ingram, and Trey Rhodes

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Bernice Fontaine Stone

BerniceBernice Fontaine Stephenson Stone, 92, of Craigsville, Virginia died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at her home in Craigsville, Virginia.

She was born October 13, 1926 in Estaline Valley, the daughter of the late John William Stephenson and Ethel Mable Wade Stephenson.

Fontaine was formerly employed as a retail worker for Walmart.  She was a member of Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene and on the Craigsville Planning Committee.

She is survived by her children, Daniel Alexander Stone, Jr. of Pennsylvania, Deborah Avis Laws of North Carolina, Denise Annette Leoffler and husband Jeffrey of Culpeper, David Allen Stone of Craigsville, Darryl Anthony Stone and wife Connie of Craigsville, Darlyn Ainita Stone of Goshen; grandchildren, Daniel III, Kathy, Christine, Bonnie, Jeffrey Jr., Amanda;

3 great grandchildren; brother, Dennis Stephenson; special friend, Gerri Turner; and cousin, Stella Hildebrand.

Fontaine was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Stone; sister, Nola; brothers, Fred, Donnie, Frank, Billy; and granddaughter, Pamela.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Curry officiating.

The family will receive friends the night before, November 23, from 6 – 7 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Brian Andrew Spillman

Brian Andrew Spillman, 56, of Natural Bridge Station, Virginia died Sunday, November 18, 2018 at his home.

He was born November 29, 1961 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, the son of Elbert Riley Spillman and the late Barbara Gail Norris Spillman Lefler.

Brian was formerly employed as a farmer manager.

He was a graduate of Radford University, who loved to hunt and fish, and who was an excellent cook.

Brian is survived by his wife, Hilda Marie Ingram Spillman of  Natural Bridge Station;  son, Lucas Andrew Spillman of Natural Bridge Station; brothers, Jeff Spillman and wife Nancy of Roanoke, Marc Spillman and wife Debby of Roanoke, Lon Spillman of Vinton, Mike Spillman and wife Valerie of Roanoke; sisters, Laura Ash and husband Doug of Roanoke, Becky Mason and husband Jeff of Vinton; step-brothers, Howard Grubb, Mike Grubb of Herndon, John Grubb and wife Ungu of Woodbridge; step-sister, Lynn Reaves of Roanoke; special friends, Stacey Wade of Amherst and Joe Kelley of Buchanan; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Ingram Family Cemetery with Pastor Terry Bostic officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m., Monday, November 19, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Faith Baptist Church Youth Department, P.O. Box 500, Natural Bridge Station, VA  24579.

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Margie Thornton Reid

MargieMargie Bell Thornton Reid, 97, of Hermitage, Tennessee died Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Hermitage, Tennessee.

She was born May 31, 1921 in Craigsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late John Franklin Thornton and Nancy Margaret Liptrap Thornton.

Margie was a lifelong homemaker, and a member of the Eastern Stars.

She is survived by her children, Bruce Reid of Hermitage, TN, and Michael Reid of Lyndhurst, VA; grandchildren, Michael Reid, Jr. of Athens, Georgia, Alicia Roberts of Jackson, TN, Amanda Bannister of Knoxville, TN, Amy Morris of Mt. Juliet, TN; great grandchildren, Owen, Reid, and Graham Bannister, Logan, Savannah, and Bailey Morris, Brayden, Nolan, and Harper Roberts, Noah Strout, and Cameron Luecke.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Reid; 4 brothers, Joe, John, Robert, and David Thornton; and a sister, Janie Horne.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.

Pallbearers will be members of her family.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Lucy Morris Dickey

LucyLucy Arletia Morris Dickey, 84, of Goshen , Virginia died Friday, November 2, 2018 at Brookdale Nursing Home in Staunton, Virginia.

She was born May 8, 1934 in Augusta County, the daughter of the late David and Bessie Gladwell Morris.

Lucy was formerly employed as a seamstress at Genesco.

She is survived by her children, Telford Dickey, Jr. and wife Linda of Goshen, Roland Dickey and wife Penny of Craigsville, Sandra Hinkle of Craigsville; grandchildren, Amy Dickey, Dale Dickey, Suzy Clevenger, April Grimm, Dustin Dickey, Brandon Hinkle; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Louise Blakely of Richmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at the Brookdale Clearbridge Unit and New Century Hospice.

Lucy was preceded in death by her husband Telford “Ted” Dickey, Sr., 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Oaklawn Memory Gardens with Rev. Linwood Wilkes officiating.

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