John David Daniel Fridley

John David Daniel Fridley, 81, of Craigsville, Virginia passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born March 25, 1936 in Augusta Springs, Virginia, the son of the late James E. Fridley and Annie Ruth Tanksley Fridley.

John was retired from the Staunton City School System.

He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who lived for his great grandchildren.

John is survived by his daughter, Roxanna Burke and husband Scottie of Craigsville; grandchildren, Matthew Burke and wife Amanda, Michael Burke and wife Muriel, Blake Burke, Holly Strickler and husband BJ, Elizabeth Rexrode and husband Chris; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Bill Malcolm.  A special thanks goes to Dr. H. Lynn Moore and staff for their wonderful care and support over the years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Frances Spradlin Fridley, a son, J.D. Fridley, Jr., one brother, and three sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Frank Tusing officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Fridley, BJ Strickler, Gary Spradlin, Matthew Burke, Steve Smiley, Ben Strickler, Blake Burke, and Steven Smiley, Jr.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Shenandoah.

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Judy Lee Botkin

ScanJudy Lee Berry Botkin, 74, of Churchville, Virginia died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at her home.

She was born June 28, 1943 in Augusta County, the daughter of the late Hugh Richard Berry and Mary Lee Huffer Berry.

Judy was formerly employed as a banking assistant for Community Bank.

She was a graduate of North River High School in 1960.  Judy was a marksman with a pistol and rifle, as well as an archer.  She will always be remembered for her smile.

Judy is survived by her husband, Gary Ronald Botkin, Sr.; daughter, Pamela Koontz; step-children, Betty Blackford and husband Kevin, Kathy Lyle and husband Jeff, Dana Botkin, Ronnie Botkin;  grandchildren, Jennifer Robertson, Emma Blackford, Matthew Sorrell, Dylan Botkin; great granddaughter, Alana Robertson; brother, Tommy Curry and wife Glenda; sisters, Katherine Beam and husband Jim, Linda Goins and husband Nick, Nancy Curry and wife Debbie, Ginger Leitch; brothers-in-law, A.J. Botkin and wife Marguerite, Delmer Botkin and wife Sue, Delton Botkin; sister-in-law, Sherri Berry; special friends, Frank and Joyce Eavers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Roy Berry, sister-in-law, Donna Rae, and niece, Karen Botkin.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Springhill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dennis Taylor officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to in lieu of flowers to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Verona.

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Joe William Ingram

Joe William Ingram, 46, of Goshen, Virginia died Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Goshen.

He was born March 25, 1971 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of Karen Miller Sasser and the late Bobby Joe Ingram.

Joe was employed as a tree trimmer for Cash’s Tree Service.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Denise Colvin Ingram; sons, Jacob, Jared, and Joseph Ingram; very special grandson, Randall Marshall Lee Ingram; brothers, Shayne Ingram and Terry Sensabaugh; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and a special dog, George Marley Ingram.

Joe was preceded in death by his father.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Ingram Family Cemetery with Rev. John Haney officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home in lieu of flowers.

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Delores Ann Campbell

DeloresDelores Ann Campbell, 63, of Goshen, Virginia died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at her home.

She was born June 19, 1954 in Craigsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Earl Kenneth Campbell and Edith Virginia Sensabough Campbell.

Delores was formerly employed as a vendor for Plant Partners, and also previously worked for the Augusta Correctional Center.

She was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother who loved gardening, working in her yard, and the outdoors.

Delores is survived by her son, Norris Campbell, Jr. and wife Kim of Craigsville; grandchildren, Kaleb and Noah Campbell; brothers, Junior Campbell of Goshen, Stanley Campbell of Craigsville, Alan Campbell of Goshen; sisters, Betty Campbell of Goshen, Dora Jean Sprouse of Craigsville, Mary Lou Jackson of Millboro, Shirley Knight of Goshen, Linda Root; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin and Kenneth Campbell, and a sister, Frances Strickler.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Curry officiating. Interment will be in Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Frank Jolly, Jr., Barry Gum, Danny Knight, Jr., Tommy Campbell, Fred Sprouse, Jr., Fred Sprouse, Sr., Kenneth Steven Campbell, and Grover “Sonny” Thompson.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., October 3, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Charlotte “Sissy” Minter

SissyCharlotte “Sissy” Diane Minter, 56, of Staunton died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at her home.

She was born February 17, 1961 in Staunton, Virginia, the daughter of Charlotte Christine Ingram Minter and the late Ralph Lee Minter, Sr.

Sissy was formerly employed as a correctional officer at Augusta Correctional Facility.

She was a member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church.  She was a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed riding horses with her sons and doing anything in the outdoors.

Sissy is survived by her children: David Gutshall and girlfriend Lesley of Staunton, Waylon Gutshall and girlfriend Daphne of Craigsville, Nickie Armstrong and husband Bobby of Staunton; grandchildren: Dwayne, Kirsten, Tristan, Cody, Makaya, Logan, Brayden; brothers: Donald Minter and wife Julie of Goshen, Ralph Minter, Jr. and wife Melinda of Staunton; sister: Donna Walton and husband Kevin of Craigsville; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a special pet, her dog Little Girl.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, niece, and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Little River Church of the Brethren with Pastor Rob Via officiating. Interment will be in Lebanon Presbyterian Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Edger Campbell, Jerry McLain, Donnie Colvin, Kevin Walton, Bobby Armstrong, Basil Karr, and Jeremy Maddox

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church, or at Nickie’s home at other times.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home in lieu of flowers.

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Leo Alexander Shiflet, Jr.

Leo Alexander Shiflett, Jr., 72, of 207 Lee High Road, Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his residence.
He was born September 14, 1944 in Fordwick, Virginia, the son of the late Leo Alexander Shiflett, Sr. and Laura Jane Sprouse Shiflett.
Mr. Shiflett was retired from the United States Army.
Leo was a great dad who loved his family and helping people. He enjoyed collecting junk and recyclables.
He is survived by his children, Willie Gene Shiflett of Craigsville and Leo A. Shiflett III of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Catrina Kresky and Amber Shiflett; brothers, Larry Shiflett & wife Kay and Wayne Shiflett all of Harrisonburg, Virginia, James Shiflett of Verona, Virginia, Johnny Shiflett and Eddie Shiflett & wife Patsy all of Greenville, Virginia; sisters, Shirley Shiflett of Goshen, Virginia, Diana Shiflett of Verona, Mary Shiflett of Greenville; Step-mother, Donnie Shiflett of Greenville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Shiflett.
A funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Via officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
The family will receive friends immediately following the services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors or Disabled Veterans of Virginia.

 

 

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Nancy Meeks Lumsden

NancyNancy Lee Meeks Lumsden, 78, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her home.

She was born January 30, 1939 in Rockbridge County, the daughter of the late William Lincoln Meeks and Nellie Gold Hall Crist.

Nancy was formerly employed as a guard at Augusta Correctional Facility.

She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Nancy is survived by her children: Sherry Lumsden, Sheila Hunt, and Teresa Spray, all of Craigsville; grandchildren: Shaun Lumsden, Tabitha Knight, Crystal Whitlock, George Hunt, Tony Lumsden and wife Katie, Michael Stuples and wife Jordan, Rene Karaskavicz and husband Paul, Crystal Clary; 20 great grandchildren; brothers: Richard Meeks and Gene Crist; sister: Laura Burke; numerous nieces and nephews; and two special friends: Loise Gardner and Janet Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Wayne Lumsden, Sr.; a son, Maurice Lumsden, Jr.; a granddaughter, Stormie Stuples; a great granddaughter, Gracie Lumsden; a sister, Patsy Owens; and four brothers: Charles, Robert, Walley, and Thomas Meeks.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Dean King officiating, and with Pastor William Robertson assisting. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Knight, Paul Karaskavicz, Phillip McMahan, BJ Strickler, Steve Corbin, and Rob Swisher; honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren

The family will receive friends 6 – 7 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home and at her home at all other times.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

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