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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Alice Margaret Hampton

Alice Margaret Hampton, 91, of Goshen, Virginia died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at her residence.

She was born March 6, 1923 in Goshen, Virginia, the daughter of the late Charles Withrow and Opal Lee McClung Withrow.

She was retired from the Rockbridge Public School Cafeteria.

She was an active member of the Goshen Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was also a cook at Camp Mount Shenandoah.

She was married to the late James Thomas Hampton, her husband of two years before he was killed in a military helicopter accident.

She is survived a daughter, Kathleen Hampton of Goshen, two sisters, Betty Lee Withrow of Bluffton, South Carolina and Susan Sams of Goshen, Virginia.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Goshen Baptist Church with Reverend Scott Reese officiating, Pastor Lloyd Via, Pastor Tyler Clem and Pastor Mike Raphael, assisting. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Henry Ingram, Louie Ingram, Mike Jolly, Jason Hinkle, Blaine Lawhorn, Kenny Aldridge and Joe Minter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, Goshen, Virginia 24439 or Goshen Volunteer Fire Department, 140 Main Street, Virginia 24439, or the Goshen First Aid, 9770 Maury River Road, Goshen, Virginia 24439.

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William “Mick” Gardner Sr.

MickWilliam Richard “Mick” Gardner Sr., 78, of Goshen, Virginia died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his residence.

He was born March 19, 1936 in Baltimore, MD, the son of the late Albert Gardner Sr. and Vera Belle Gouker Gardner.

Mick was retired from the Stillwater Plant in Goshen as a Semidecator.

He was a member of the Estaline Valley Church of the Nazerene. He loved his family, tending his lawn, and walking. He enjoyed the outdoors, and was a city country-boy.

Mick is survived by his wife, Helen Eloise Sprouse Gardner of 2541 Estaline Valley Rd, Goshen, Virginia 24439; children: Cynthia Lane and husband Joseph of FL; Bonnie Sprouse of Craigsville; William “Mickey” Gardner Jr. of Craigsville; daughter in law: Bobbie Jean Sprouse; grandchildren: Jamie Knight Sr., Donnie Knight and wife Shaina, James Lane, Marilyn Lane; great grand children: Ashleigh Knight, Jamie Knight Jr., Emily Knight, Carly Knight; brother; Ronald Gardner and wife Arlene of MD; sisters in law: Helen Gardner, Carole Gardner, Sue Gardner, favorite sister in law: Francis “Mickey” Jones; and numerous favorite nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his son John Calvin Sprouse; his brothers Albert Jr., Charles, and Doug; and his sister Helen Brown.

A memorial service will be decided on at a later date, with Pastor Billy Curry officiating.

The family will receive friends at their home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Estaline Valley Church of the Nazerene or Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Eddie “Bug” Bowden

Eddie “Bug” Eugene Bowden, 29, of Staunton, Virginia died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Augusta Health.

He was born March 7, 1985 in Staunton, the son of James Knight and Carolyn Knight.

Eddie was very active and loved walking in the park and fishing.

He is survived by his parents; his step-father; Robert Knight; 1 brother; Jesse Bowden of Staunton; 2 step-brothers; Robert and Robbie Knight of Craigsville; 1 sister; Regina Bowers and husband Justin of Staunton; grandmothers Deltha Jackson and Sylvia Bowden; grandfathers Marvin Knight and Frankie Bowden; 4 aunts; 1 uncle; 3 nieces; and 2 nephews.

Eddie was preceded in death by 4 uncles.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday January 21, 2015 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Brother John Coffman officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Fridley, Bruce Woods, Melvin Knight Jr., Davie Knight, Robert Knight, JR Knight, and Brandon Knight.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Craigsville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at http://www.craigsvillefuneralhome.com.

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Edith Ann Bayne

Red1 Edith Ann Thornton Bayne, 80, of Staunton, Virginia died Monday, January 05, 2015 at Envoy of Staunton.

She was born August 26, 1934 in Augusta County, the daughter of the late Author Thornton and Bessie Crist Thornton.

Edith was employed as homemaker her whole life.

She is survived by her adopted sister; Phyllis Morris; cousins; Judy Shipplett and Beuford Gregory; and great niece and nephew; Marilyn Strickler and Chris Sprouse.

She was preceded in death by her brothers; Ramus Myers, Clarence Myers, and Condon Crist; and a special niece, Shirley Sprouse.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Adkins officiating. Interment will be at Bells Valley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home.

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