Desirae Sherwood Washington

     Desirae Gwyne Sherwood Washington, 25, of Craigsville, Virginia died Monday, June 8, 2020 in Craigsville, Virginia. 

     She was born February 1, 1995 in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of Rodney Ellis Sherwood, Jr. and Brenda Lee Garrett Sherwood.

     Desirae was employed as an in home care CNA.

     She was a member of Joyful Sound Church, the Craigsville Community Choir, and a loving mother and daughter.

     In addition to her parents, Desirae is survived by her fiancé, Mitchell Thomas; 2 children, Grace Elizabeth Washington, Violet Noelle Washington; brother, Tucker James Lee Sherwood; sister, Cheyenne Lanea Sherwood; father of her children, Derrick Esmond Washington; special friends, Sarah Marks, Caitlin Sprouse, Kaitlyn Wegner; and many other close friends.

     She was preceded in death by her great grandmother, Margaret Simmons.

     A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery with Pastor Mike Herring officiating.  Due to limited parking, friends and family are encouraged to park at Joyful Sound Church and carpool to the cemetery.  Please be at the church by 1:30 p.m.

     Pallbearers will be Mitchell Thomas, Tucker Sherwood, Robert England, Shane Lilley, Matthew Loving, and John Sherwood.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home or the funeral fund hosted by Joyful Sound Church to help with expenses.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that attendees bring a helium balloon to release at the graveside service.

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Warren Cash, Sr.

     Warren Lee Cash, Sr., 73, of Middlebrook, Virginia died Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at his home. 

     He was born December 20, 1947 in Covington, VA, the son of the late Aubrey Cash and Merle Woods Cash.

     Warren was retired from ASR with 30 years of service, and also ran and operated a successful tree trimming business for 50 years, Warren Cash Tree Trimming.

     He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Germany.

     Warren is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marty Lou Cash; 3 sons, Warren Lee Cash, Jr. and wife Celia, Kenneth Cash, Joseph Cash and wife Misty ; 8 grandchildren Katie, K.C., Brandon, Madison, Colby, Ryan, Isaac, and Aubrey; 3 great grandchildren, Aria, Xander, Matthew; 3 brothers, Hampton and wife Gail, Steve, Timothy; sister, Lady Wilcher and husband Larry; sister-in-law, Dana Cash; and his faithful dog Ally, who he loved more than cake.  The family would also like to extend a very special “Thank You” to Dr. Marsh and Becky Johnson with Hospice of the Shenandoah for all their love and support, as well as Wendy Sprouse, Mary Lessley, and Melissa Sanchez for the care they gave.

     He was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Cash.

     A viewing will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

     A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020 at Craigsville Holiness Church with Brother Garey Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church Cemetery.

     Pallbearers will be Walter Hamilton, K.C. Cash, Brandon Cash, Daryl Gregory, Tony Fox, and Charlie Ayers.

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Ralph “Peanut” Minter, Jr.

RalphRalph “Peanut” Lee Minter, Jr., 60, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, May 7, 2020 at UVA.

He was born February 26, 1960 in Staunton, Virginia, the son of Charlotte Christine Ingram Minter and the late Ralph Lee Minter, Sr.

Ralph was formerly employed as an equipment mechanic for Bryant Excavating and Septic.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Ralph was a member of Goshen Baptist Church, and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Melinda Mae Knight Minter; children, Jason and wife Carrie, Bradley and wife Jenna, Brandon and fiancée Heather Roberts, Jonathan, Zachary; step-sons, Russell and Clinton Huntley; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother, Donnie Minter and wife Julie; sister, Donna Walton and husband Kevin; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Ralph was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Lina Minter, Preston and Pauline Ingram; and a sister, Charlotte “Sissy” Minter.

A private family service will be conducted at Lebanon Presbyterian Cemetery with Pastor Scott Reese officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Craigsville Funeral Home to help the family with expenses.

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Rachel Ingram McHenry

RachelRachel Ann Ingram McHenry, 81, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her home.

She was born June 20, 1938 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Earnest Calvin Ingram and Sallie Ingram.

Rachel was a lifelong homemaker.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who absolutely adored babies.

Rachel is survived by her daughters, Debbie Ingram and husband Johnny of Goshen, Sallie Madison of Richmond, Fonda Sprouse and husband Steve of Goshen; 15 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alf McHenry; daughters, Donna Wright and Faye McHenry; and son, Sambo Poole.

A private family service will be conducted at a later date.

The family will receive friends at her home.

When a mother breathes our last farwell, 
The stroke means more than tongue can tell;
The world seems quite another place,
Without the smile of our mother’s face.

What is home without a mother?
All things this world may end;
But when we lost our mother
We lost our dearest friend.
Surrounded by friends, we are lonesome!
In the midst of my joys we are blue;
With a smile on our face we’ve a heartache,
Longing, dear mother, for you.

The flowers we placed upon your grave
May wither and decay,
But love for you who sleep beneath
Will never fade away.

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Matthew Mitchell Miller

MatthewMatthew Mitchell Miller, 33, of Goodview, Virginia died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born March 19, 1987 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of the late Lottie Ann Miller.

Matthew was formerly employed at the call center for Planned Parenthood.

He was a very spiritual person, who loved hiking and spending time with his family.

Matthew is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Jerry Parcell, Jr.; aunts, Karen Sasser, Nancy Atkins; uncle, Milt Miller; special cousins, Laura Martin, Jessica Harris, Jenna Atkins-Minter; and numerous other cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Celia Miller; uncles, Maxie Miller, Mitchell “Bunk” Miller; and a cousin, Josh Miller.

A private family service will be conducted at the Ingram Family Cemetery.

Friends may come for viewing Friday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home to assist with service costs.

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Marvin Junior Knight, Sr.

MarvinMarvin Junior Knight, Sr., 82, of Craigsville, Virginia died Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Augusta Health.

He was born June 10, 1937 in Craigsville, VA, the son of the late Jack Wayne Knight and Florence Buchanan Knight.

Marvin was formerly employed as a farmer and logger.

He was a loving husband, father, step-father, and grandfather who loved fishing and riding through the mountains.

Marvin is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lauvella Sue Yount Knight; children, James Knight, Jack Knight, Adrian Shifflet and husband Jimmy, Kimberly Ann Knight, Elsie Bowman; step-children, Ami Wilson, Kenneth Williams, David Williams, Wayne Williams; too many grandchildren to name; 4 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special nephew, Preston Knight and wife Tracie.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffery Lynn Knight and Marvin Knight, Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Funeral Home to assist with costs.

 

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Frances “Mickey” Jones

MickeyFrances “Mickey” Edna Sprouse Jones, 83, of Luray, formerly of Craigsville, Virginia died Friday, April 17, 2020.

She was born April 7, 1937 in Craigsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late William Roy Sprouse and Lena Sprouse Sayers.

Mickey was formerly employed as a seamstress for 20 years at Stillwater.

She was a member of the Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene.

Mickey is survived by her children, Elizabeth Robin Mitchell and husband Wesley of Luray, Brenda Clifton of Craigsville, Teresa Gregory of Waynesboro, Russell Baker and wife Cathy of Ohio, and William Billy Baker of Craigsville; a stepdaughter, Margaret Jones of Staunton; a stepson, Rondell Jones of Staunton; grandchildren, David Clifton and Jay Clifton, both of Craigsville, Misty Carter of Waynesboro, Jereamia Jones of Staunton, Brandi Baker and Rusty Baker, both of Illinois, and Wesley Mitchell, Dwayne Mitchell, Nina Kling, Felicia Roberts and Christina Jones, all of Luray; great grandchildren, Natalie Clifton, D.J. Clifton and Audrey Ingram, all of Craigsville, Blake Gibson, Hunter Rhea and Raven Rhea, all of Waynesboro, Eli Jones and Aiden Jones, both of Staunton, and Chase Mitchell, Maddi Jones, Abbi Jones, Willow Kling, Ava Roberts and J.W. Roberts, all of Luray, and a special great-grandson, whom she raised Jacob Walker Jones, also of Luray; sister, Helen Loise Gardner of Craigsville; as well as Harvey Sprouse, who was raised as a brother, and Nellie Crummette, who was raised as a sister to her; special nieces Bonnie Sprouse of Craigsville, VA., Cindy Lane of Florida, nephew “Little Mick” Gardner of Craigsville, Va., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Perry Jones, who preceded her on July 20, 2019, a daughter, Karen Jones; and four grandchildren, Keri Beth Jones, Clint Carter, Charles “Duckie” Clifton and Josh Jones.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Pastor Billy Curry officiating.

Viewings may be done from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Hampton Junior Ingram

JuniorHampton Junior Ingram, 87, of Goshen, Virginia died Monday, March 16, 2020 at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, VA.

He was born February 11, 1933 in Bath County, the son of the late Andrew Preston Ingram and Pauline Smith Ingram Longmire.

Junior was formerly employed as a carpenter by trade and a warehouse worker for Augusta Correctional Center.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Junior liked to work on cars in his free time.

He is survived by his son, Robert “Bobby” Ingram of Oklahoma; 3 granddaughters, Reagen, Allie, Lizzy; brother, Donald Ingram of Goshen; sisters, Charlotte Minter of Goshen, Marian Ferguson of Goshen, Sheila Vass of Staunton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Junior was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Akins Ingram; and 5 sisters, Margaret Sours, Betty Petty, Hilda Montgomery, Ruth Byram, and May Lyle.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later time at Craigsville Funeral Home with Rev. Linwood Wilkes officiating. Interment will be in Lebanon Presbyterian Cemetery.

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Dorothea Moore Scott

87279589_189604122309301_3117740120493522944_nDorothea Isobel Moore Scott, 96, of Staunton, Virginia died Sunday, February 23, 2020 at her home in Staunton, VA.

She was born May 2, 1923 in Staunton, Virginia, the daughter of the late Guy Wingfield Moore, Sr. and Dorothea Clayton Moore.  Dorothea was a lifelong homemaker.

She is survived by her son, Wesley Scott; grandson, Patrick Scott; and 1 great grandchild.

Dorothea was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Scott, and a brother, Guy Moore, Jr.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 28, 2020 at Augusta Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends 6 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Staunton Augusta Rescue Squad.

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Clain “Hoot” Powell, Jr.

HootClain “Hoot” Allen Powell, Jr., 85, of Goshen, Virginia died Monday, February 17, 2020 at Augusta Health in Fishersville, VA.

He was born July 14, 1934 in Bells Valley, VA, the son of the late Clain Allen Powell, Sr. and Ida Mae Patterson Powell.

Hoot was formerly employed as a roofer.  He was the official only member of the Bells Valley Worship Center.

Hoot is survived by his wife, Edith Mae Robertson Powell of Goshen; children, Linda Bethel and husband Dallas of Millboro, Sophia Shiplett and husband Pete of New Hope, Steward “Squeakie” Powell and wife Glenda of Staunton; grandchildren, Richard Bethel and wife Carrie, Kimberly Nieman and husband Jesse, Justin Stone; 12 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special nieces, Libby Morris, Sandy Campbell, Jeanette Adkins, Shelly Sensabaugh; and special friend, Ronnie Campbell.

He was preceded in death by 17 brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Bells Valley Worship Center with Pastor Claudette Wilcher officiating, and Pastor Wayne Conners assisting. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Robertson, Chester Burke, Chris Robertson, A.W. Wilhelm, Robert Robertson, Wayne Powell, Jerry Moore, and Darrel Cobb.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Ingram, Adam Robertson, Clinton Robertson, JT Via, Ty Bethel, Vaden Lewis, Xavier Clain Lewis, Brandon Stone, Owen Nieman, Doug Cobb, and Dale Michael.

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

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

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