Keri Beth Jones

Keri BethKeri Beth Jones, 34, of Goshen, Virginia died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at her home.

She was born September 10, 1984 in Staunton, Virginia, the daughter of Tommy Edward Jones of Staunton, and the late Karen Faye Baker Jones.

Keri Beth loved spending time with her family and fishing, and will be loved and missed by the many people in her life.

She is survived by her special friend, Calvin Ingram of Craigsville; 2 children, Audrey Rose Ingram of Craigsville, Jacob Walker Jones of Luray; brother, Jeramia William Thomas Jones; grandmother, Francis “Mickey” Jones; and special nephews, Aiden and Elijah Kaine.

Keri Beth was preceded in death by a brother, Joshuia Jones.

The family will receive friends Monday, September 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Lebanon Presbyterian Cemetery with Rev. Linwood Wilkes officiating

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

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Billy Laws Spray

69930955_526100141300088_2788805561888538624_nBilly Laws Spray, 63, of Craigsville, Virginia died Sunday, September 1, 2019 at his home.

He was born November 1, 1955 in Tennessee, the son of the late Billy Eugene Spray and Betty Ann Spencer Stimble.

Billy was formerly employed in dock construction.  He was a veteran of the US Army, where he served from 1973 to 1982.

Billy loved to fish, and was a huge fan of the Steelers and Alabama College Football.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Yvonne Lumsden Spray; children, Christy Goode and husband Tracy, Andrew Spray and wife Chelsey; step-sons, Michael Stuples and wife Jordan, Anthony Lumsden and wife Katie; 11 grandchildren; brother, Tommy Spray and wife Shirley; special aunt, Norma Fanning; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Spray.

A private memorial service will be conducted at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Samuel “Sambo” Poole

SamboSamuel “Sambo” Scott Poole, 55, of Craigsville, Virginia died Friday, August 09, 2019 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 7, 1964 in Maryland, the son of Rachel Ann Ingram McHenry and the late Alf Junior McHenry.

Sambo was formerly employed as an industrial electrician for Groendyke Manufacturing.

He was a loved son, brother, and uncle.  One of his biggest joys in life was to help others, always willing to jump in and assist someone in need. He was also the caretaker for his father, mother, and sick aunt.

Sambo is survived by his sisters, Debbie Ingram and husband Johnny of Goshen, Sallie Madison of Richmond, Fonda Sprouse and husband Steve of Goshen; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special nephew, Wayne Wilhelm, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Marie Poole; and two sisters, Donna Wright and Faye McHenry.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Ingram Family Cemetery with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.  The family will receive friends at his home at other times.

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Susan Sprouse Campbell

Susan Elizabeth Sprouse Campbell, 56, of Fishersville, Virginia died Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Augusta Health.

She was born April 2, 1963 in Goshen, Virginia, the daughter of Francis Campbell Sprouse and the late Preston Sprouse, Sr.

Susan was a life-long homemaker and was a member of Little River Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her children, Malcolm Campbell and Stephanie Campbell of Goshen; grandchildren, Gabriel and Brice; brothers, Will Sprouse, Timmy Sprouse and wife Julie, James Sprouse, Ernie Sprouse and wife Ruth, Stanley Sprouse, Preston Sprouse, Jr. and wife Wanda; sister, Ida Sprouse; aunts, Gloria Strickler, Sue Patterson, Nelnoa Campbell; uncles, Homer Campbell, Emmett Campbell, Casper Campbell, Glenn Campbell; numerous nieces and nephews; and her ex-husband, Marshall Campbell.

Susan was preceded in death by an infant son, CJ, and an uncle, Carl Campbell.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Peoples Baptist Church with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour before the service.  Interment will be in Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sonny Jones, Kenny Taylor, David Burke, Joe Rice, Emmett Campbell, and JR Jackson.

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Ethel May Thompson

Screenshot_2019-06-26-10-08-30Ethel May Nuckols Robertson Thompson, 88, of Goshen, Virginia died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Lexington, Virginia.

She was born September 15, 1930 in Goshen, Virginia, the daughter of the late Herbert Glenwood Nuckols and Maggie Lena Bryant Nuckols.

Ethel was formerly employed as a seamstress for many years with many companies.

She was formerly a member of the Craigsville Rescue Squad, as well as an avid biker who loved to ride her Harley and went by the nickname “Sapphire”.

Ethel is survived by her nieces and nephews, Delores Hinkle and husband Richard, Charlotte Phillips, Danny Clifton and wife Melinda, Becky Clifton Clark, Tommy Clifton and wife Donna, Gail Gentry and husband Chuck, Ricky Clifton; special great niece, Christine Forbes; great nieces and nephews, Travis Clifton, Will Smith, Kate Gentry, Lee Clifton, Michael Clifton, Christopher Clifton, Serria Clifton, Cheyene Clifton; 14 great great nieces and nephews; and a special Pomeranian, Foxy.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Anderson Robertson and William “Joe” Thompson; and her brothers and sisters, Janie Plogger, Fairbee Clifton, Daisy Nuckols, and Roy Nuckols.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Craigsville Funeral Home, and at the home of Charlotte Phillips at all other times.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Goshen Baptist Cemetery with Claudette Wilcher assisting.

Pallbearers will be Richard Hinkle, Travis Clifton, Danny Clifton, Dwayne Parkins, Coty Lilley, and Steve Lilley.  Honorary pallbearer will be Thomas Clifton.

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Rosalie Virginia Sprouse

574Rosalie Virginia Campbell Sprouse, 82, of Craigsville, Virginia died Monday, June 24, 2019 at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

She was born March 19, 1937 in Goshen, Virginia, the daughter of the late Everette Cleveland Campbell and Mary Ethel Patterson Campbell.

Rosalie was a retired correction officer for Augusta Correctional Center, who attended Joyful Sound Church.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Windy Sprouse Cook and husband Jeff of Craigsville; great grandchildren, Jeffery Cook, Jr. and girlfriend Crystal Whitlock, Kasey Marie Cook; sister, Myrtle Balser; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Coats Sprouse; a son, William Linwood Sprouse, Jr.; brothers, Earl, Jessie, and Alfred Campbell; sisters, Helen Hamilton, Agnus Sensabaugh, Ethel Balser, Lillian Brouillette, Jean Rowe, Gorgie Sensabaugh, Hattie Twitchell, and Antha Sprouse.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Russell Tuck officiating. Interment will be in Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carl Clark, Don Bosserman, Ron Sprouse, Bill Rowe, Trey Morris, and Jimmy Balser.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday June 27 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Loraine Welcher Thornton

LoraineLoraine Agnes Welcher Thornton, 93, of Staunton, Virginia died Monday, May 27, 2019 at Kings Daughters Nursing Home in Staunton, Virginia.

She was born January 29, 1926 in Fordwick, Virginia, the daughter of the late Robert Lee Welcher and Thelma Wilmena King Welcher.

Lorraine was formerly employed as an inspector for Stillwater Mills.

She attended Miller Memorial Baptist Church, and was president of the VFW Auxiliary.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed gardening and sitting on her porch.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Carolyn Louise Knight and husband John of Augusta Springs, Deborah DeVonn Thornton of Craigsville, Mary Rinkie Gregory and husband Bruce of Staunton; grandchildren, Crystal, Jason, Rickie, Cody, Jacob, Sara Beth; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Toots Shifflette, Juanita Wilcher, Nellie Fridley, Elsie Robertson, Jane Cale; and her friends at Gypsy Hill House Apartments.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Franklin Thornton; sons, Dukie Welcher and Rickie Thornton; and a brother, Cecil Welcher.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Craigsville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Gwen Carr officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be her friends at Gypsy Hill House Apartments

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