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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Daniel Eugene Fridley

dannyDaniel “Danny” Eugene Fridley, 51, of West Augusta, Virginia died Monday, November 7, 2016 in Craigsville, Virginia.

He was born October 15, 1965 in Staunton, the step-son of the late Franklin Edward Woods and son of Martha Lorraine Jackson Forbes.

Danny was employed as a foreman and top climber for Pittman Tree and Landscaping.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He enjoyed hunting and camping, as well as spending time with his family.

Danny is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Sprouse Fridley of 871 Braley Pond Road, West Augusta, Virginia 24485; children: Rebecca Fay Knight & fiancé Casey Shinnaberry of Craigsville, Marvin Junior Knight III & wife Kristy of Churchville, Brandon Michael Knight & fiancé Laura Clifton of Augusta Springs, Miranda Dawn Tittle & husband Tommy of Bristol; grandchildren: Chadwick Marcus Woods, Courtney Renee Woods, Jadynn Nicole Hubbard, and a special grandson: Nicholas Daniel Woods, all of Craigsville; step-grandchildren: Ashley Nichole Montgomery, and Kelli Montgomery; brothers; Bruce Woods & special friend Tammy Woods, Ira Fridley & wife Melissa, Mark Woods; sisters: Linda Jackson, Brenda Bishop; several aunts and uncles; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends: Elizabeth Altizer and Ronald “Chief” Altizer; and a special pet: Lacey.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Oscar Woods.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Pastor Tom Quick officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Wanda Gail Frazier Colvin

Wanda Gail Frazier Colvin, 57, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, October 27, 2016 at her residence.

She was born April 1, 1959 in Hillsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Lonnie Everett Frazier and Wilma Pauline Montgomery Frazier. She was married to the late William Edgar Colvin, Jr. who preceded her in death on September 19, 2015.

She was formerly employed as CNA for several nursing homes throughout the area.

She was a loving mother who enjoyed making people laugh. She loved listening to music.

She is survived by a daughter, Kelly Rowe & husband Michael of Craigsville, Virginia; two grandchildren, Dalton McCutcheon and Payton Rowe; a brother, Stuart Ray Frazier & wife Faye of Gordonsville, Virginia; and a sister, Donna Hanson of Waynesboro, Virginia.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and two grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Darrell “J.B.” Sprouse

 jbDarrell “J.B.” Veech Sprouse, 86, of Goshen, Virginia died Wednesday, October 05, 2016 at his home.

He was born April 27, 1930 in Craigsville, the son of the late John Franklin Sprouse and Deliliah May Thompson Sprouse.

J.B. was previously employed as a sewing machine mechanic for Tommy’s.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII and the Korean War.

J.B. was a member of Goshen Baptist Church. He was the mayor of Goshen for 8 years and was on the town council for 14 years.  He also served as a dispatcher for the Goshen Fire Company and Rescue Squad for a number of years.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Viola Bowyer Sprouse of Goshen, Virginia; son: Darrell L. “Buddy” Sprouse of Bath County; grandson: Eli Sprouse of Goshen; brother: Harvey Sprouse & wife Hilda of Craigsville; sisters: Della Puckett of Craigsville, Nellie Crummette of Staunton; numerous nieces and nephews, and a special niece: Faye Fitzgerald.

J.B. was preceded in death by 6 brothers: William, Allan, Odell, Clemmer, Wallace, and Lloyd Sprouse; 2 sisters: Louise Reid and Bonnie Simmons.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Goshen Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Reese and Pastor Tyler Clem officiating. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of the church.

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

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