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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Leslie Ann Lewis

LeslieLeslie Ann Stephani Lewis, 57, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, March 2, 2017 at her home.

She was born September 25, 1959 in Long Island, New York, the daughter of the late Wallace Robert Stephani and Alice Ellen Walsh Stephani.

Leslie was a lifelong homemaker.

She was a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her family and long walks in the outdoors.

Leslie is survived by her husband, Kenneth Craig Lewis of 58 Cemetery Lane, Craigsville, Virginia 24430; 3 children: Amanda Potter of Craigsville, Maghan Wilhide and husband Keith of Strasburg, and Casey Lewis of Craigsville; 7 grandchildren; sisters; Margaret Stephani of Williamsburg, Allison Stephani of Midlothian, and Beth Stephani and husband Steven of Charlotte, North Carolina.

A private memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Adkins officiating.

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David Owen Gregory, Sr.

David Owen Gregory, Sr., 73, of Craigsville, Virginia died Friday, February 24, 2017 at the University of Virginia.

He was born February 16, 1944 in Craigsville, Virginia, the son of the late Oliver Thornton Gregory and Louise Della Fitzgerald Gregory.

David was previously employed as a lab technician at DuPont.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving honorably in the Vietnam War.

David was a member of Craigsville Holiness Church.  He was a talented musician, welder, and mechanic.  He will be missed and remembered by countless travelers he helped throughout his life.  David possessed a great zeal for helping those in need, and his loss will be greatly felt in the community.

He is survived by his children: Anthony Shiflett, Dana Pullin, David Gregory, Daryl Gregory, and Darren Gregory and his wife Charity: 14 grandchildren; 1 great grand grandson; sister: Nancy Cline; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sandra W. Gregory, as well as two brothers.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 27, 2017 at Craigsville Holiness Church with Brother Garey Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles McLain, Gary Wilcher, Cody Wilcher, Robert Painter, Larry Wilcher, Phillip McMahan, Timmy Gladwell, and Mark Hodge

The family will receive friends from 7 – 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Holiness Academy, c/o G. Wilson, 201 E. Craig St., Craigsville, VA  24430.

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Michael Wayne Byram

mikeMichael Wayne Byram, 58, of Craigsville, Virginia died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at his home.

He was born September 28, 1958 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of Richard Franklin Byram and the late Ruth Faye Ingram Byram.

Mike was previously employed as a heavy equipment operator.

He loved baseball and riding the road looking for deer.

Mike is survived by his father, Richard; brother; Jeffrey Franklin Byram of Craigsville; sister; Kathy Michelle Byram of Craigsville; 3 nieces and 1 nephew.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38015, or the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

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Harrison Everette Lawhorn, Sr.

harrison2     Harrison Everette Lawhorn, Sr., 79, of 289 E. Craig Street, Craigsville, Virginia died Friday, January 20, 2017 at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia. 

     He was born November 24, 1937 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, the son of the late Roy Lee Lawhorn and Louise Alberta Karr Lawhorn.

     Mr. Lawhorn was retired as a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Goshen Baptist Church; and enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

     He is survived by his wife, Jessie Corrine Jack Lawhorn of Craigsville; 2 children, Teresa “Terry” Shiflett & husband Randy of Staunton, Virginia

Lisa D. Lawhorn of Craigsville; 3 grandchildren, David M. Shiflett, Justin T. Shiflett and Cole D. Chittum; 1 brother, Donald Lawhorn & wife Pat of Goshen, Virginia; 3 sisters, Mary Bosley of Frederick, Maryland

Bonnie Sampson & husband Gerald of Goshen, Gale Tolley & husband Billy of Goshen; 2 sisters-in-law, Sylvia Lawhorn of Goshen, Helen Lawhorn of Maryland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

     He was preceded in death by a son, Harrison “Buzzy” Lawhorn, Jr.; 2 brothers, Russell Lawhorn & James “Chicken” Lawhorn; and 2 sisters, Thelma Huffman & Betty Lou Huffman.

     A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Goshen Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Reese and Pastor Tyler Clem officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Goshen, Virginia.

    Pallbearers will be Jerry Deane, Donnie Lawhorn, Blaine Lawhorn, Dougie Huffman, David Huffman, Gerald Sampson, Billy Tolley and Johnny Sibold.

     The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Monday evening at Craigsville Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Baptist CD Ministry or Grace Bible Camp in lieu of flowers.

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Iva “Lucy” Morton

Iva “Lucy” Lois Legg Morton, 70, of Crimora, Virginia died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Augusta Health.

She was born August 3, 1946 in Handley, West Virginia, the daughter of Zelta Elzada Moore Legg and the late Sherman Lee Legg.

Lucy was previously employed as the secretary for Edwards & Sons Paving.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who loved cooking and working at the flower shop.

Lucy is survived by her husband, Robert Waitman Morton of Crimora; children: Bobbie Jo Roderick & husband Nat of Craigsville, Deborah Ann Riddle & husband Brandon of Grottoes; grandchildren: Ashley & husband Justin, Hailey Reynolds;

great grandchildren: Sage Elizabeth and Serenidy Leigh; 7 brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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