Joyce Ann Miller

Joyce Ann Miller, 67, of Goshen, Virginia died Monday, April 24, 2017 at her home.

She was born May 16, 1949 in Goshen, the daughter of the late Leroy Clifford Miller and Hilda Grace Bows Miller.

Joyce was formerly employed as a line operator at Perdue, and loved taking care of and watching animals.

She is survived by her brother: James Miller and wife Brenda of Goshen; two half-brothers: Marvin Jackson and wife Nettie of Goshen, Rev. Harry Jackson of Alexander, West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Bobby and Samuel Miller; two sisters: Wilma and Shirley Miller; and a half-sister: Dorothy Stuples.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday May 12, 2017 at Bells Valley Cemetery with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 7 – 8 p.m.

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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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Frank Moore Jolly

FrankFrank Moore Jolly, 87, of Goshen, Virginia died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Augusta Health.

He was born December 23, 1929 in Bath County, the son of the late Harry Houston Jolly and Edith Bratton Jolly.

Frank was formerly employed as a machinist for McQuay, having retired after 32 years of service.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and groundhog hunting.

Frank is survived by his wife, Anne Campbell Jolly of Goshen, Virginia; children: Frank M. Jolly, Jr. and wife Norma of Craigsville, Patty Viar and husband Mark of Lyndhurst, Randall Jolly of Craigsville; stepson: Larry Campbell of Staunton; grandchildren: Amanda Fox and husband Richard of Craigsville, Jason Jolly of Greenville, Chelsea Galloway of Staunton, Brandon Galloway of Waynesboro, Ralph “RJ” Melton, Jr. of Craigsville; 4 great grandchildren; sisters: Betty Lou Manning of Statesville, North Carolina, Ruth Woolgar of Wisconsin, Martha Jane Jolly of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a stepson: Ralph Junior Melton, 5 brothers: Harry Jr., Ralph, Donald Lee, Robert, and Charles William Jolly; and 4 sisters: Marie Robinson, Mary Francis Webb, Virginia Gallahan, and Helen Louise Jolly.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday April 21, 2017 at the Bratton Family Cemetery with Rev. Steven Via officiating.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and Dustin Corbin

The family will receive friends at any time at his residence.

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Wanda Bowyer Rusmisel

WandaWanda Mae Bowyer Rusmisel, 84, of Millboro, Virginia died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Havenwood in Lexington, Virginia.

She was born July 12, 1932 in Rockbridge County, the daughter of the late Earl Clarence Bowyer and Susie Anne Plogger Bowyer.

Wanda was employed for 34 years in the billing department of BARC, then worked for 10 years coding for Blue Cross Blue Shield.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron, as well as Millboro Presbyterian Church.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Wanda is survived by her children: Jeffery Rusmisel of Goshen, Alan Rusmisel of Birmingham, Alabama; grandchildren: Kyle Rusmisel and Rachell Steedman of San Francisco, California, Patrick Verheagen of Springfield, Illinois; great grandchild: Eli Steedman; sister: Janet Sprouse of Goshen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Goshen Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Reese officiating. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Peggy Ann Woods

Peggy

Peggy Ann Woods, 36, of Augusta Springs, Virginia died Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Craigsville, Virginia.

She was born March 25, 1981 in Staunton, Virginia, the daughter of Diane Mae Woods and the late Larry Garrison Ingram.

Peggy was a lifelong housewife and mother.

She was a member of Craigsville Baptist Church.  She was a loving mother who enjoyed working on cars, riding motorcycles, and spending time with her children and family.  She also loved to fish and hunt for mushrooms.

Peggy is survived by her mother; step-father: Chester Knight; her boyfriend: Matthew Woods of Augusta Springs; children: Joshua “Josh” Woods of Craigsville, Dawn Woods and fiancé Dylan Almarode of Stuarts Draft, Katie Woods of Craigsville; brother: Richard Knight and wife Julie of Craigsville; sisters: Sally Glass and husband Charles of Craigsville, Angela Woods of Craigsville, Melinda Minter and husband Ralph of Staunton; father figure: Donnie Forbes; special nieces: Ashley Glass and Montana Corbin; special nephew: Blake Corbin; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friends: Margaret Fridley and Neasie Spradlin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Lee Woods; brother, Gary Morris; brothers-in-law, Edward Corbin and Danny Fridley; father-in-law, Chuck Woods; and grandmother Charlotte Woods.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Adkins officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ira Fridley, Bruce Woods, Charles Glass, Billy Jordan, Randy Morris, and Bobby Joe Ingram.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m.

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

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Sally Mae Hostetter Farris

Sally Mae Hostetter Farris, 55, of Craigsville, Virginia died Monday, March 13, 2017 at Augusta Health.

She was born September 27, 1961 in Rockbridge County, the daughter of the late John William Hostetter, Sr. and Dolly Lizzie Campbell Smith.

Sally was employed as a custodian for the State Highway Department.

She was a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed knitting and crocheting.  She always spoke the truth, and like to party when she could.

Sally is survived by her husband, Blaine Kennan Farris of Crozet, Virginia: children, James Burley of Rocky Mount, Nicole Acord and husband Joseph of Nelson County;  grandchildren: Cameron Acord, Abigail Burley, Hannah Burley, Dakota Burley, LaNora Cote;

brothers: John Hostetter, Mark Hostetter, John Wayne Hostetter,  Earl Reid, Billy Hostetter, Jessie Hostetter, Frankie Vest, Shawn Hostetter; sisters: Angela Smith, Natasha Simmons, Barbie Hostetter; nieces and nephews: Mary, Josh, Tiffany, and Uriel Smith, and Danielle Wright.

Sally was preceded in death by her brothers Everette and Bobby Smith.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Craigsville Community Cemetery.

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

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David Albert Helmick, Jr.

DavidDavid Albert Helmick, Jr., 49, of Goshen, Virginia died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his home.

He was born August 9, 1967 in Staunton, VA, the son of David Albert Helmick, Sr. and Edith Vitina Harlow Helmick.

David was employed at Lowes in Lexington.

He was a loving father and son as well as an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

David is survived by his parents, as well as his daughters: Brittany Helmick of Waynesboro, Codi Helmick of Buena Vista; granddaughter: Alexis Thomas of Waynesboro; brother: Tony Helmick of Dayton; sister; Gloria Back of Greenville; special friend: Angela Griffin of Buena Vista, and 1 niece and 2 great nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Adkins officiating.

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