Clyde H. Wilcher

ClydeClyde H. Wilcher, 89, of Craigsville, Virginia died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at his home.

He was born August 20, 1925 in Craigsville, the son of the late Tom Wilcher and Nannie Pearl Harris Wilcher.

Clyde was employed at Lee High Portland Cement and Lofton Manufacturing.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII.

Clyde was a member of Craigsville Holiness Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Clyde was highly devoted to the Lord and his family.  He was also an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his 3 children: Larry Wilcher and wife Lady of Craigsville, Darlene Hubbard and husband Lloyd of Craigsville, Joyce Hubbard and husband Lonnie of Wynnewood, Oklahoma; 5 grandchildren: Curtis Wilcher and wife Crystal, Melissa Wilcher, Billy Knight, Michael Hubbard, Marcus Hubbard; six great grandchildren; 3 brothers: William Wilcher and wife Juanita of Craigsville, Melvin Wilcher and wife Vesti of Chesapeake, Virginia, Floyd Wilcher of Craigsville; 2 sisters: Helen Burke and husband McKinnley of Staunton, and Nannie McCutcheon of Craigsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Marie Shiflett Wilcher on September 25, 2012; a brother, Clay Wilcher; and two sisters, Rosellia Fitzgerald and Eunice Davis.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Craigsville Holiness Church with Brother Garey Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Hampton Cash, Charlie Puckett, Danny Martin, Daryl Gregory, Stevie Sprouse, and Gary Wilcher.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Holiness Church, 201 E. Craig St, Craigsville, Va 24430.

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Ted Ellis Sweeney

TedTed Ellis Sweeney, 78, of Goshen, Virginia died Monday, March 16, 2015 at his residence in Craigsville.

He was born May 17, 1937 in Glovers Gap, West Virginia, the son of the late Fred Sweeney and Billie G. Sellers.

Ted was a retired treatment plant operator/supervisor at BPB.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Ted loved to spend time with his family and was also an avid turkey hunter.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine M. Sweeney of Craigsville; 4 daughters: Janet Sweeney of Craigsville, Karen Batton of Wilmington, NC, Linda Hurin of Lake Wylie, SC, and Brenda Martin of Craigsville; 8 grandchildren: Emily Batton, Justin Batton; Shane Hurin, Breanna Hurin; Michael Martin Jr., Christin Hall, Kayla Martin, and Ryan Hall; 1 great grand child: Easton Andrew Martin; and a special loved one and caregiver; Cathy Haislett.

Ted was preceded in death by his brother Donald Sweeney and sister Patsy Hagerman.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastors Scott Reese and Tyler Clem officiating. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Martin Jr., Justin Batton, Shane Hurin, Joe Carlin, Robert McDaniel, and Dean Bucher.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Fire Department and Rescue Squad in lieu of flowers.

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Lula Bessie Sprouse Weaver

WeaverLula Bessie Sprouse Weaver, 94, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, March 05, 2015 at her residence.

She was born December 4, 1920 in Estaline Valley, Virginia, the daughter of the late William Darwin “Buck” Sprouse and Edna Miller Sprouse.

She retired from Western State Hospital as a nurses aide.

Mrs. Weaver loved flowers. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.

She was married to the late Wilson Stewart Weaver who preceded her in death on January 24, 1992.

She is survived by 6 children, Stewart D. Weaver of Craigsville, Louise Wootson of Goshen, Virginia, Daris Spradlin of Craigsville, Judy Morris & husband Monte of Craigsville, Ellen Back of Churchville, Virginia and Diane Flesher of Waynesboro, Virginia; 17 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; 21 great great grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Wiseman of Churchville and Dolly Balser & husband Odell of Craigsville.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Bernice Adkins, 3 grandsons, Jeffery “Mutt” Morris, Gary Hinkle and Michael Spradlin; 4 brothers, Avery, Russell, Richard and Albert Sprouse; 2 sisters, Patsy Singleton and Beulah Cale; and 6 sons-in-law, Aaron Wootson, Jr., Russell Spradlin, Joe Thomas Back, Harry Adkins, Steve Thompson and John Flesher.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Reverend Olivia Haney officiating. Interment will be in Estaline Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be William Craig, Ralph Mawyer, Ryan Back, Barry Spradlin, Bobby Morris, Roy Thompson. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 – 7:30 at Craigsville Funeral Home or anytime at the home on 28 Weaverhill Lane.

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Larry Richard Jackson

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Larry Richard Jackson, 67, of Craigsville, Virginia died Friday, March 05, 2015 at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia.

He was born November 20, 1947 in Staunton, Virginia, the son of the late Lloyd Richard Jackson and Bertie Mae Carroll Jackson.

Mr. Jackson previously worked at the saw mill. He enjoyed working on cars and was a leather crafter. He loved to hunt and fish. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is survived by 3 children, Richard Jackson & wife Mary of Lexington, Virginia, Ronnie Jackson of Tennessee, Marvin Jackson & wife Angel of Craigsville, Virginia; 12 grandchildren, Richard Jr., Christopher, Brian, Logan, Matthew, Patrick, Steven, Ronnie, Harley, Rebecca, Hunter, Marvin, Heather and Jessica Jackson; and 2 great grandchildren; 5 sisters; Daisy Montgomery & husband Charles of Craigsville, Wanda Bazzrea & husband Rudy of Craigsville, Muriel Love & husband Chuck of Greenville, Virginia, Deltha Jackson of Staunton, Virginia and Druscilla “Stella” Kreidel and husband Donald of North Carolina; and a nephew and close friend, Larry Knight of Craigsville.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lonnie Jackson; and sisters, Tisha Fridley, Doris Winiger, Bessie Knight and Antha Bell Jackson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Pysell officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday evening, from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Forrest Wayland Campbell

Forrest Wayland Campbell, 53, of Abingdon, Virginia died Tuesday, February 25, 2015 in Abingdon.

He was born December 5, 1961 in Staunton, the son of the late Earnest Campbell and Marilynn Oscar Campbell.

Forrest was a former construction worker who built high-rise buildings in Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Alley Campbell of Tennessee; 2 children: Jennifer Smallwood & husband Drew of Columbia, SC, and Patrick Campbell of Lexington, SC; 2 grandchildren: Raegan Smallwood and Rebecca Campbell; brother; Darrell Campbell of Churchville; sister; Sharon Henderson & husband Jeff of Stuarts Draft; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 1, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Pysell officiating. Interment will be in Miller Memorial Cemetery.

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Carolyn Darlene Patterson Kuykendall

Carolyn Darlene Patterson Kuykendall, 55, of Craigsville, Virginia died Monday, February 09, 2015 at Augusta Health.

She was born November 19, 1959 in Staunton, the daughter of the late James William Patterson and Cory Ellen Sprouse Patterson.

Carolyn was previously employed as a Kettle Operator at Stillwater.

She loved collecting antiques, gardening, and crafts.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter: April Holland of Craigsville; grandson: Cole Cuthriell and girlfriend Summer Blackall; great granddaughter: Sunnie Cuthriell; and brother; James Oliver Patterson of Watertown, NY.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Patterson; and two brothers, David and Ronnie Patterson.

A memorial service will be conducted by her family at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at her residence.

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

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Leonard Hampton Woods

LeonardLeonard Hampton Woods, 58, of Goshen, Virginia died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 of natural causes at his residence.

He was born December 16, 1956 in Craigsville, Virginia, the son of Agnes Jean Welcher Woods of Goshen, the late Arnold Joseph “Skeeter” Woods.

He was a self-employed tree climber.
He attended Goshen Baptist Church; and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was a beloved son; a father to three children, April Woods of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, Christopher D. Woods & Fiancé Alisha of Goshen and Jeremy H. Woods & wife Karissa of Elkton, Virginia; a grandfather to seven, Taylor Woods, Hayden Karr, Christopher Woods, Jr., Nethanyl Woods, Kayla Woods, Charly Harwley and Noah Ingram; a brother to William Skip Woods, Jamie Woods & wife Tammy, and Jeffrey Woods all of Craigsville, Virginia and Catherine C. Sprouse of Goshen, Virginia.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Reese officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lewis Corbin, John Henry Welcher, Jeff Fridley, Steven Buchanan, Ben Woods and Corey Woods.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home, P.O. Box 298, Craigsville, Virginia 24430 to help with the funeral expenses.

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