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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Laurie Brunson Altieri

Laurie Dale Brunson Altieri, 64, of Goshen, Virginia died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Longdale, Virginia.

She was born September 27, 1952 in Edinburgh, Indiana, the daughter of Phyllis June Doak Brunson and the late Laurence “Larry” Joslyn Brunson.

Laurie was formerly employed as a writer for Foxfire in Georgia.

She was a member of Green Valley Methodist Church.  She loved to read, help people edit their writing, and volunteer for her community.

She is survived by her daughter: Ashley Ruckman and husband Jamie of Bedford County; grandchildren: Aidan Broyles, Micah Brunson, Lilia Ruckman, Brielle Ruckman;

Brothers: Patrick Brunson and wife Amanda of Louisa, James Brunson of Roanoke; sister: Amanda Crawford of Roanoke; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and two close friends: Mary Lewis and Barbara Woodall.

A private funeral service will be conducted at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rescue Mission of Roanoke, 402 4th Street SE, Roanoke, VA  24013.

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Gary Edward Powell

Gary1Gary Edward Powell, 68, of Goshen, Virginia died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Augusta Health.

He was born March 13, 1949 in Staunton, the son of the late Marvin Hunter Powell, Sr. and Florence Juanita Via Powell.

Gary was employed as the kitchen supervisor at Augusta Correctional Facility.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam.

Gary attended Goshen Methodist Church.  He volunteered on the Goshen Rescue Squad in his youth.  He loved socializing, doing carpentry work, and collecting things.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Gail Brown Powell Goshen; son: Dustin Edward Powell of Goshen; brother: Randol Powell of Goshen; brothers-in-law: Charles Bowden, Floyd Byram, both of Goshen; sister: Robin Powell of Goshen; sisters-in-law: Linda Powell, Sharon Byram, Deborah Bowden, all of Goshen; and his nieces and nephews: Brock, Michelle, Heather, Justin, Brandon, Autumn, Dylan, Katrina, Cassandra, and Ethan.

Gary was preceded in death by his brother: Marvin Powell, Jr.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating and Pastor Mary Pysell assisting. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Hinkle, Mike Jolly, Chris Sprouse, Charles Bowden, Spanky Bates, and Glenn Thompson, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Rescue Squad or Fire Department.

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Millie Ann Hicks

Millie Ann Campbell Layton Stokes Hicks, 84, of Augusta Springs, Virginia died Friday, June 9, 2017 at her home.

She was born December 8, 1932 in Bath County, the daughter of the late Lewis Downey Campbell and Mary Susan Martin Campbell.

Millie was formerly employed as a cook at Oakhill Nursing Home.

She was a member of Joyful Sound Church.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother.  She enjoyed cooking and the holidays.

Millie is survived by her children: Betty Ann Strickler of Craigsville, Hurbert Layton of Rocky Mount, Patsy Clifton of Craigsville; adopted daughter: Christy Stokes of Augusta Springs; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brothers: Nelson Campbell of Millboro, Thomas “Red” Campbell of Mount Airy, Maryland; half-brothers: John Campbell of York, South Carolina, Lewis Campbell, Jr. of Florida; half-sisters: Ruby Childress of York, South Carolina, Marie Campbell of Strasburg, Rachel Campbell of Staunton, Shirley Rodeffer of Weyers Cave; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Pete Layton, Jack Stokes, Jack Hicks; her daughter: Bertha Layton; brothers: George Campbell, Floyd Campbell; sister: Mary Jane Riley; and half-sister: Karren Campbell.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Pastor Terry Adkins officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home of Betty Strickler in Craigsville.

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

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Rosetta Hostetter Sprouse

Rosetta “Rose” Hostetter Sprouse, 83, of Staunton, Virginia died Friday, April 28, 2017 at Kings Daughters Nursing Home.

She was born June 5, 1933 in Goshen, Virginia, the daughter of the late Andrew Thomas Hostetter and Carrie Cecil Clark Hostetter.

Rose was formerly employed at Stillwater Worster Mills in Augusta Springs as a yarn crafter.

She was a former member of Goshen Pentecostal Church, as well as a past member of the Craigsville Rescue Squad Auxiliary.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who loved to sing, crochet afghans and blankets, riding in her mountains, and camping.

Rose is survived by her children, Velda Jackson of Raphine, Judy Hall and fiancé Glenn Blackwelder of Claremont, North Carolina, Ron Sprouse and wife Rosie of Craigsville, James “Rusty” Sprouse and wife Monica of Craigsville; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother: Henry Hostetter of Crimora; sister: Mable Riley of Churchville; a host of nieces and nephews: and a special friend: Jo Ann Harper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Sprouse on October 29, 2008; two sisters: Mary Dudley and Effie Sweet; and three brothers: Bill Hostetter, Kenny Hostetter, and Robert Hostetter.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Claude Williams officiating. Interment will be in Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ron Sprouse, Glenn Blackwelder, Richard Fox, Marshall Sprouse, Anthony Stephenson, and Steven Downey.

The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6 – 7 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home and at any other time at Ron’s home.

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