Oral “O.G.” Fitzgerald

Oral “O.G.” Garland Fitzgerald, 66, of Craigsville, Virginia died Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Augusta Health.

He was born December 31, 1951 in Craigsville, the son of the late Arthur Mason Fitzgerald and Elsie Bell Woods Fitzgerald.

O.G. was formerly employed as an equipment maker for Lofton Ship Suppliers.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

O.G. was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He is survived by his children, Tammy Campbell and husband Billy of Augusta Springs, Tina Riley and husband Charles of Craigsville, Kimberly Hubbard of Craigsville; grandchildren, Jordan Stuples and husband Michael, Jasmine Campbell, James Craig; great grandchild, Alyssa Craig; numerous nieces and nephews, a special family member, Skip Woods, and his baby dog, Bella.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Fitzgerald; and his siblings, Sam Fitzgerald, Franklin Fitzgerald, Eunice McLain, Wayne Fitzgerald, Diane Fitzgerald, and Danny Fitzgerald.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Adkins officiating. Interment will be in Estaline Valley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Marcus Hubbard, Billy Campbell, Kevin Fitzgerald, Brian Fitzgerald, Darren Gregory, and Darrell Gregory

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

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David Wayne Ingram

David Wayne Ingram, 59, of Goshen, Virginia died Thursday, April 19, 2018 at his home.

He was born January 19, 1959 in Lexington, the son of the late Everette Franklin Ingram and Doreen Foreman Ingram.

David was formerly employed as a sawyer.  He is survived by his children, Bobby Joe Ingram, Danny Ingram, Timmy Ingram, Rhonda Atkins, Sarah Wilcher, Mindy Parrish;  14 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Ed Ingram, Rob Ingram; sister, Sue Howard; numerous nieces and nephews, and two special friends, Darrel and Johnny.

He was preceded in death by his son, David Ingram.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2018 at Bells Valley Worship Center with Claudette Wilcher officiating.  The family will receive friends at Sarah’s home at all other times.

 

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Randall Steven Jolly

Scan     Randall Steven Jolly, born February 16, 1969.

“Heaven’s Band” sounds a little sweeter now that Randall “Hollywood” Jolly is sitting behind the Big Tamas in the sky!  Randall left this world Monday, April 9, 2018 to be with his Lord and Savior in his new heavenly home.  Randall’s passion in life was always to be a drummer, even as a small child, and he is well known by most musicians in the area having played in numerous bands throughout the years.  He also loved building custom furniture with his Dad and was quite the perfectionist at both!  Randall deeply loved his family and friends and never missed an opportunity to tell them so.  Those of you that were fortunate enough to have known him know that he always ended his calls and visits with “I love you.”

He leaves behind his wife, Kathi Jolly; his step-son, Dusty Corbin and girlfriend Vickie Gregory; his mother Willie Anne Jolly; a sister, Patty Viar and husband Mark; two brothers, Frank Jolly, Jr. and wife Norma, Larry Campbell and wife Rita; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He also leaves behind special friends, Cathy Haislett, “Wild” Bill and Cindy “Knucklehead” Mayne, and Miss Evelyn.

Randall is preceded in death by his father, Frank Jolly, Sr. and a brother, Ralph Wayne Melton.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2018 at Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Estaline Valley Craigsville with Rev. Steve Via officiating.  There will be no family visitation night, but friends may call at his residence.  The honor of pallbearer has been given to his friends and family, Burt Clark, Mandy and Richard Fox, Chelsea Galloway, Michael Wilmott, Brandon Galloway, Jason Jolly, and Jason McCray.

We know that Randall would like to take this time to thank everyone for your prayers, calls, and visits to his beloved family during this very difficult time and would like us to know he has finally found the peace he was desperately searching for.

 

Love, our time together was much too short but no amount of time would have ever been long enough with you.  Just know that Dusty and I were so very honored and blessed to have you and your never ending love in our lives.

Forever Yours,

Sweet Pea

 

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Bethany Jean Clary

Beth

Bethany Jean Daggett Clary, 57, of Raphine, Virginia died Friday, March 23, 2018 at her home, Raphine, Virginia.

She was born May 4, 1960 in Massena, New York, the daughter of the late Fayette Junor Daggett, Jr. and Retha May McIntosh Daggett.

Beth was a lifelong homemaker.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who loved to read.

Beth is survived by her children, René Karaskavicz and husband Paul, Crystal Clary, both of Craigsville; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen Garrow and husband Joe Giocondo of Syracuse, NY, Melody LaShomb of Massena, NY, Denise Lamb and husband Bill of Massena, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Dale Clary, and two children, Michael Daggett and Tanya Swinyer.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Hale officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dale Bero, Wendell Roberts, Paul Karaskavicz, Jr., Will Karaskavicz, Zachary Denton, Francis Miller, and Samuel Stokes.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 29 from 6 – 7 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Bruce Edward Woods

Bruce Edward Woods, 47, of Craigsville, Virginia died Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home.

He was born June 27, 1970 in Staunton, Virginia, the son of Martha Lorraine Jackson Woods and the late Franklin Edward Woods.

Bruce was formerly employed as a masonry worker.  He received his GED from Lee County.  He was a gifted artist, who enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles, playing the guitar, and who loved his family more than anything.

He is survived by his children, Austin Woods, Misty Woods; brothers, Ira Fridley and wife Melissa, Mark Woods; sisters, Linda Jackson, Lisa Tudor; ex-wife, Tammy Woods; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bruce was preceded in death by his brothers, Oscar Woods and Daniel Fridley.

A visitation will be conducted at Craigsville Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018.

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Ruth McCutcheon Colvin

IMG_8603Ruth McCutcheon Colvin, 91, of Augusta Springs, Virginia died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Augusta Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born November 5, 1926 in Augusta County, the daughter of the late James William McCutcheon and Nellie Grey Sprouse McCutcheon.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years James David Colvin.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Ruth worked at several local sewing factories throughout the area during her life.

She was a member of Miller Memorial Baptist Church and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and friends.  She also enjoyed cooking and was always helping others.

Ruth is survived by her daughter: Lisa McCray and husband Earl of Craigsville; her grandchildren: Christopher James Gum of Fargo, North Dakota, Dana McCray Shomo & husband Hunter of Augusta Springs; numerous nieces and nephews; including two special nephews, Tucker McCutcheon and Shannon Crawford.  The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Augusta Nursing and Rehab Center for their care these past few years.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Reese officiating. Interment will be in Miller Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Crawford, Steve Smiley, Sr., Earl McCray Sr., Rick Fridley, Steve Smiley, Jr., Ronnie McCutcheon, and John Smith.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Lisa and Earl McCray.

Memorial contributions may be made to Miller Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 23, Augusta Springs, VA  24411.

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Garner Roosevelt Byram

GarnerGarner Roosevelt Byram, 85, of Craigsville, Virginia went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, February 13, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born December 13, 1932 in Craigsville, Virginia, the son of the late William Edward Byram, Sr. and Mary Ethel Puckett Byram.

Garner was married to his love Georgia Frazier Byram on September of 1956.  They spent 61 years together, remaining in Craigsville.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He retired from Reynolds Metal Company in 1995 after 29 years of dedicated service.  He proudly served as President of the Union Local No 642 for many years.  He was a proud member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church and an avid volunteer of the Craigsville Community Food Pantry.

Garner is survived by his wife, Georgia; son, Philip Byram and wife Angie; daughters, Renee Campbell and fiancé Robert Beverage, Lisa Campbell and husband Tracy; grandchildren, Garner Ray Byram, Jr. and girlfriend Kendra Jackson, Hannah Byram, Hank Roadcap and wife Andrea, Heather Byram and fiancé Chris Craig, Travis Roadcap and wife Jessica, Christopher Cleveland and girlfriend Payton Hill, Ashley Meadows and husband Joey, Gracie Byram, Cayden Campbell; great grandchildren, Peyton Craig, Dawson Roadcap, Lyra Roadcap; brother, Richard Byram and wife Joyce; brother-in-law, Harmon Frazier; sister-in-law, Fonda Byram; numerous nieces and nephews, and many special friends.  The family also wishes to extend special thanks to the Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah and Dr. Kerry Alexander.

He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Garner Ray Byram, Sr., six brothers, John, Massie, William Jr., Logan, Walter, and Thornton; six sisters, Zelma Knight, Louise Mays, Jessie Miller, Nancy Lambert, Beulah Reed, Stella Strickler; and one sister-in-law, Vernie Frazier.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2018 at Lebanon Presbyterian Church with Rev. Linwood Wilkes officiating, and Pastor Billy Curry assisting. Interment will be in Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Todd Cleveland, and Chris Templeton.  Honorary pallbearers will be Nelson Sours, Tommy Roadcap, Jeff and Tammy Estes, his Reynolds co-workers, Danny and Elaine Kennedy, Tommy and Sharon Humphries, and Dewitt and Wanda Riddle.

The family will receive friends Thursday, February 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 98, Craigsville, VA  24430.

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