Geraldine Patton Sweeney

SweeneyGeraldine Marie Patton Sweeney, 81, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Craigsville, Virginia.

She was born January 18, 1938 in Hartstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late James Scott Patton and Marie Elizabeth Livingston Patton.

Geraldine was employed as a CNA for many years.

She was a member of Goshen Baptist Church.

Geraldine is survived by her 4 daughters, Janet Sweeney, Karen Batton, Linda Hurin, Brenda Martin and life partner Cathy Haislett; grandchildren, Emily Benson and husband Joseph, Justin Batton and fiancé Aileen Hernandez, Shane Hurin and fiancé Fatema Bhagat, Breanna Hurin and fiancé Steven Sparrow, Michael Martin Jr. and girlfriend Christin Hall, Kayla Martin; great grandchildren, Easton Andrew Martin, Emmarie Faith Hall; and sisters, Elizabeth Geitgey and husband Richard of Ocala, Florida, Margaret Patton of Crown Point, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Ellis Sweeney.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Claudette Wilcher officiating. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Justin Batton, Michael Martin, Jr., Shane Hurin, Joseph Benson, Matt Hagerman, and Ray Sweeney.

The family will receive friends half an hour before the services.

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Margaret “Jenny” Sprouse

JennyMargaret “Jenny” Virginia Revercomb Sprouse, 91, of Craigsville, Virginia died Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at Accordius in Waynesboro, Virginia.

She was born January 16, 1928 in Burnsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Hugh Walker Revercomb and Rettie Mae Baylor Revercomb.

Jenny was formerly employed as a seamstress for Genesco.

She was a member of the Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene, a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who loved baking, cooking, and reading Western novels.

Jenny is survived by her sons, Wallace W. Sprouse, Jr. and wife Carol of Stuarts Draft, Hugh F. Sprouse and wife Gloria of Staunton, who she resided with for the last 7 years; grandchildren, Sean Sprouse, Candi Armentrout, and Josh Sprouse; great grandchildren, Montana, Sierra, Bentley; sister, Connie Sue Timberlake of Manassas; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Shearon and Tommy Humphreys, Connie Swisher, and Mrs. Underwood.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Wallace Wyett Sprouse, and 8 siblings.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 30, 2019 at Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Billy Curry officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Sean Sprouse, Josh Sprouse, Gary Revercomb, Dale Micheals, Steve Puckett, and Tommy Humphreys.

The family will receive friends Sunday, December 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home and at Hugh’s home at other times.

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Elmer Casper Campbell

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Elmer Casper Campbell, 63, of Goshen, Virginia died Monday, December 23, 2019 at VCU in Richmond, Virginia.

He was born March 17, 1956 in Bath County, Virginia, the son of the late Elmer Emmett Campbell and Georgie Virginia Ryder Campbell.

Casper was formerly employed as a lumber checker.  He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and a friend to everyone.

Casper is survived 2 brothers, Emmet Campbell and wife Cathy of Brownsburg, Homer Campbell and wife Brenda of Churchville; 4 sisters, Sue Patterson of Swoope, Frances Campbell of Craigsville, Nelonia Campbell of Craigsville, Gloria Strickler of Goshen; half-brother Glenn Campbell; 1 half-brother; 1 half-sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Carl Campbell.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Pastor Billy Curry officiating.

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Woodrow “Woody” Carroll

WoodyWoodrow “Woody” Wilson Carroll, 77, of Craigsville, Virginia went to his heavenly home Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Augusta Health.

He was born February 4, 1942 in Augusta County, Virginia, the son of the late Mildred Jackson Knight and Samuel Carroll, and step-son of the late John E. Knight.

Woody was a member of the Craigsville Church of God of Prophecy.  He worked for Bartlett Tree Company and Guy C. Eavers Contruction for many years before becoming disabled and being a full time homemaker for his daughter.  Woody loved to sit and listen to Pastor Terry Adkins.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, cracking fresh walnuts, spending time with his family and doing word search puzzles.

He is survived by his daughter, Carrie Miller and husband Chris of Craigsville; 2 grandchildren, Trenton and Kalyn Miller; brothers, Raymond Carroll and wife Susan, Glenwood Knight and wife Penny, Danny Knight and wife Shirley, John Knight, Jr and wife Carrolyn; sisters, Darlene Campbell and husband Pete, Bernice Welcher and husband Raymond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Woody loved all of his family deeply.  Besides his daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren, he held a special place in his heart for his sister and her husband, Darlene and Pete Campbell; his nieces and nephews, JoAnna and Eric Shiflett, Shana and Tyler Hoy, Lisa Tudor, Melissa “Tiny” Carroll; and his former caregiver, Wanda Sprouse.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Gregory Carroll, a sister Sylvia Carroll, and a brother Keith Jackson.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Craigsville Funeral Home with John Young officiating. Friends and family are welcome to visit at his daughter’s home in Craigsville at other times.

Memorial contributions may be made to Church of God of Prophecy, P.O. Box 491, Craigsville, VA 24430.

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Edith Hostetter Sampson

EdithEdith Alleen Hostetter Sampson, 94, of Goshen, Virginia went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by family.

She was born March 2, 1925 in Collierstown, VA, the daughter of the late William Henry Hostetter and Evalina Wilhelm Hostetter.

Edith was married to Kenneth Lyle Sampson for 69 years, who preceded her in death on January 8, 2011.

She worked as a waitress at the Millcreek Cafe and a homemaker during her life, raising six children and helping to raise many of her grandchildren.  Edith enjoyed cooking her family’s favorite foods, gardening, canning vegetables, fruit, and preserves, reading her Bible and going to church.  She attended Millboro Christian Church.

Edith loved spending time with her grandbabies.  She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend; always putting others before herself.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Sampson, Sr., a daughter, Phyllis Howard, two sons-in-law, Robert O’Neil and Mason Bragg, three sisters and five brothers.

Edith is survived by three daughters, Shirley Bragg of Hayes, VA, Penny Barker and husband Barry of Salisbury, North Carolina, Doris Statler and partner Wink Broughfman of Millboro, VA; a son, Joey Sampson and wife Sheila of Goshen; a daughter-in-law, Nina Sampson of Pulaski, VA; son-in-law, Ronnie Howard of Gloucester, VA; 13 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 21 step-great grandchildren; 20 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  A special thank you to her caregiver, Linda Smith, for being there for her; and caregiver and friend, Ella Stark, for all the tender loving care she gave to her.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2019 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Goshen.  Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers St., Lexington, VA  24450.

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Nelson Wyatt Sours

72331277_422907555078550_8325993999663890432_nNelson Wyatt Sours, 79, of Craigsville, Virginia passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at his home.

He was born February 28, 1940 in Craigsville, Virginia, the son of the late Melvin Thomas Sours and Daisy Elizabeth Via Sours.

Nelson was retired from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office where he served 26 years as a deputy. He was a self-employed farmer who loved the land.

He attended Craigsville Presbyterian Church; enjoyed riding motorcycles; and loved spending time with his family and his dog, Moe.

Nelson was preceded in death by his wife, Judith “Judy” Elaine Peterbrink Sours, who passed away in 2002.

He is survived by two children, Scarlett Fowler and husband Robert and Wyatt Sours and wife Paula, all of Craigsville; five grandchildren, Shelby Fowler, Callie Fowler, Brittany Sours, Clayton Sours, Jackie Hicks; a sister, Mary Dever of Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Craigsville Funeral Home.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Pastor Gwen Carr officiating.

Pallbearers will be members of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. Honorary pallbearers will be the retired members of the Sheriff’s Office.

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Richard “Ricky” Campbell, Jr.

RickyRichard “Ricky” Andrew Campbell, Jr., of Goshen, Virginia died Saturday, September 28, 2019 at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem.

He was born August 31, 1950 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of the late Richard Andrew Campbell, Sr. and Clara Christine Hinty Campbell.

Ricky was formerly employed as an equipment operator for Moffett Paving.

He was a member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church, who loved animals, coon hunting, and driving slowly up and down the roads.

Ricky is survived by his companion of over 40 years, Penny Ingram; children, Tammy Jones; special grandchildren, Maddy and Hannah; brother, Gary Campbell and wife Ellen; and his beloved cats, Boots and Tom.

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