Phebe Lotts Puckett

Phebe Joann Lotts Puckett, 82, of Craigsville, Virginia died Monday, February 18, 2019 at Meadow Garden in Rainelle, West Virginia.

She was born August 8, 1936 in Rockbridge County, the daughter of the late William Arthur Lotts and Roxie Marie Smith Lotts.

Phebe was formerly employed as a turkey processor at ShenMar.

She was a member of Craigsville Presbyterian Church, who loved watching TV and talking to her friends.

Phebe is survived by her children, Judy Bennett and husband Jimmy of Rainelle, West Virginia, Andrew Puckett, Jr. of Paco, Georgia; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; brother, Wayne Lotts of Raphine, Virginia;  and sisters, Norma Hinkle and Peggy Vanmeter, both of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Sensabough; and 2 brothers, Glen “Bucky” Lotts and William Lotts, Jr.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2019 at Craigsville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Olivia Haney officiating. Interment will be in Brattons Run Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tony Sensabaugh, Roger Farris, Millen Hinkle, Jason Hinkle, Troy Riley, Nathan Pooley, Lisa Landrum, and Sharon Pooley.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service.

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Robert Lee England, Sr.

RobertRobert Lee England, Sr., 73, of Craigsville, Virginia died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at UVA.

He was born December 16, 1945 in Kingsport, Tennessee, the son of the late Lee Andrew England and Connie Pearl Hilton England.

Robert was formerly employed as a plumber, as well as working in heating and cooling.

He was a loving father and grandfather, and an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, camping, and working on cars.

Robert is survived by his children, Robert England, Jr. and wife Crystal of Craigsville, Rodney Sherwood and wife Brenda of Craigsville, David Fox and wife Jessica of Pennsylvania, John Sherwood and wife Bobbie of Churchville, Shane Lilley of Craigsville, Timmy Hewitt of Richmond, Mark Sherwood and wife Michelle, Stephanie Anderson and husband ZO of Richmond, Barbara Maxey of Staunton, Cindy Borne of Waynesboro, Rebecca Maxey of Waynesboro; 31 grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, Cleve England of Charles City, VA, Tommy England of Henrico, VA; sisters, Ruth Johnson and husband Henry of Powhatan, VA, Geraldine Taylor and husband Scottie of Henrico, VA, Myrtle Osborne and husband Doug of Powhatan.

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Cathy Brown Powell

picture 133 obitCathy Gail Brown Powell, 65, of Goshen, Virginia died Friday, January 11, 2019 in Lexington, Virginia.

She was born July 5, 1953 in Clifton Forge, Virginia, the daughter of the late Roy Algon Brown, Jr. and Thelma Madeline Conner Brown.

Cathy was formerly employed as a laboratory technician for the Mundet-Hermetite paper mill.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the First Aid Support Group.

Cathy is survived by her son, Dustin Edward Powell of Goshen; sisters, Sharon Byram and husband Floyd, Deborah Bowden and husband Charles, both of Goshen; nieces and nephews, Brock, Michelle, Heather, Justin, Brandon, Autumn, Dylan, Katrina, Cassandra, Ethan, Hunter, and Owen; and her dogs, Princess and Teddy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Edward Powell.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Goshen Methodist Church with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Edmond Davidson, Charlie Bowden, Glenn “Boo” Thompson, Jr., Brock Byram, Roger Brown, Muskie Tingler, Rick Schwenk, and Timmy Sprouse.  Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd Byram, Clarence Byram, and Glenn Thompson, Sr.

The family will receive friends two hours before the service at the church; or anytime at the home of Charlie and Debbie Bowden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Rescue Squad or Fire Department.

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William “Billy” Edwards

IMG_4981William “Billy” Earnest Edwards, 80, of Goshen, VA went to be with the Lord December 25, 2018. He was born March 10, 1938 in Staunton, VA, the only son of the late Laymond “Doug” and Alice Edwards.

Billy was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1958 to 1963. In 1965 he was married to Leonia “Lee” Mae Edwards and they celebrated 45 years of marriage until her passing in 2010. Billy loved his community and was proud to serve as Mayor of Goshen as well as county supervisor for 12 years. He also enjoyed talking with all the customers that came through Edwards convenience store that he owned and operated for over four decades. You could find him any given day reminiscing about the good ‘ol days with lifelong friends that would stop by for a visit.

Billy is survived by his sisters Carolyn Tolley, Lorraine Edwards, and Wanda Cook and husband Todd; along with his three children, son Eddie Edwards and wife, Lisa, and daughters Scarlett Skeens and Cheryl Chandler. In addition to his children, Billy enjoyed his six grandchildren Amber Paulus and husband Brandon, Ashley Herrinton and husband Tyler, Deanna Earhart and husband Andrew, Emily Thornton, William Chandler and Sarah Skeens. Billy was proud to be a great grandfather to four: Christian, Kaden, Bryson, Nova and expecting a Herrinton great grandchild in the spring.

The family would like to thank the community of Goshen for their continued prayers and support over the years. In addition, our sincerest thanks to the Staunton Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) for your guidance and relentless support as we brought our loved one home. Special thanks to Rhonda and Kayla from CBOC for going above and beyond for our dad. The family will receive friends and family at Craigsville Funeral Home in Craigsville, VA on Thursday, December 27th. at 6pm. A funeral service in celebration of Billy’s life will be held at Goshen Baptist Church in Goshen, Va on Friday December 28, 2018 at 1pm. Interment will follow in the Goshen Baptist Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Timmy Alphin, Telford Dickey, Eddie Bryant, Mike Jolly,Haas Kyler, and Mike Thornton.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bob White, Butch Ayers, and Donald “Whitey” Lawhorn.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Goshen First Aid or Goshen Volunteer Fire Department.

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Donald “Donnie” Meeks


Donald “Donnie” Lester Meeks, 61, of Craigsville, Virginia passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at his home in Craigsville, Virginia.

He was born September 6, 1957 in Staunton, Virginia, the son of Richard Lincoln Meeks and Lucy Jane Clifton Martin.

Donnie was self-employed as a handy man and jack-of-all-trades.  He loved to work!  There wasn’t a job he couldn’t do.  He was a tattoo artist, a very talented man, and helped almost everyone in Craigsville with many projects.

Donnie is survived by his parents; children, Crystal Lynn Meeks and husband Chad Figueira, Donald Lester Meeks, Jr. and wife Janie; grandchildren, Carly, Chloe, Callaway, and Catalina Figueira, Mackenzie and Juliana Meeks; brother and sisters, Jo Ann Seymour, David William Meeks, Terry Elaine Meeks, and Tammy Lynn Woods and husband James; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, and special friends.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Brother Garey Wilson officiating.

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

Online condolences may be made at as well.

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Henry Milton Paxton

Dove & CrossHenry Milton Paxton, 88, of Greenville, Virginia died Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Shenandoah House in Fishersville, Virginia.

He was born September 15, 1930 in Goshen, Virginia, the son of the late Thurman Otis Paxton and Clara Mae Southers Paxton.

Milton was formerly employed as a mechanic and technician for Farm Bureau.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce, serving in the Korean War.

Milton is survived by his daughter, Robyn Thurston of Waynesboro; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; his ex-wife, Patsy Groah; 9 nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Gloria Jean Fridley of Goshen; and special friends, Charlie and Debbie Hodge, and Daniel Bowers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Paxton; 3 brothers, John, Harold, and Stanley Paxton, and a sister, Margie Fridley.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday December 12, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating.

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Betty Jean Petty

Betty*****Due to the weather, the services for Betty Petty have been postponed until Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the same times.*****

Betty Jean Ingram Petty, 82, of Staunton, Virginia died Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.

She was born July 13, 1936 in Bath County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Andrew Preston Ingram and Pauline Woodrow Smith Ingram Longmire.

Betty was formerly employed at General Electric.

She is survived by her son, Roger Lee Petty of Staunton; brothers, Hampton Ingram  of Salem, Donald Ingram of Goshen; sisters, Charlotte Minter of Goshen, Marian Ferguson of Staunton, Sheila Vass of Staunton; numerous nieces and nephews, and 2 special nieces, Terri “Pumpkin” Alderson and Donna Darlene Walton.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Matthew Petty and 4 sisters, Margaret Sours, Hilda Montgomery, Mae Lyle, and Ruth Byram.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 10, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Dr. Steve Traylor officiating. Interment will be in Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Donald Minter, Harry Vass, Donald Ingram, Kevin Walton, Ralph Minter, Jr., Jeff Byram, Richard Byram, and Bradley Minter.


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