Bernice Fontaine Stone

BerniceBernice Fontaine Stephenson Stone, 92, of Craigsville, Virginia died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at her home in Craigsville, Virginia.

She was born October 13, 1926 in Estaline Valley, the daughter of the late John William Stephenson and Ethel Mable Wade Stephenson.

Fontaine was formerly employed as a retail worker for Walmart.  She was a member of Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene and on the Craigsville Planning Committee.

She is survived by her children, Daniel Alexander Stone, Jr. of Pennsylvania, Deborah Avis Laws of North Carolina, Denise Annette Leoffler and husband Jeffrey of Culpeper, David Allen Stone of Craigsville, Darryl Anthony Stone and wife Connie of Craigsville, Darlyn Ainita Stone of Goshen; grandchildren, Daniel III, Kathy, Christine, Bonnie, Jeffrey Jr., Amanda;

3 great grandchildren; brother, Dennis Stephenson; special friend, Gerri Turner; and cousin, Stella Hildebrand.

Fontaine was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Stone; sister, Nola; brothers, Fred, Donnie, Frank, Billy; and granddaughter, Pamela.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Curry officiating.

The family will receive friends the night before, November 23, from 6 – 7 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Brian Andrew Spillman

Brian Andrew Spillman, 56, of Natural Bridge Station, Virginia died Sunday, November 18, 2018 at his home.

He was born November 29, 1961 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, the son of Elbert Riley Spillman and the late Barbara Gail Norris Spillman Lefler.

Brian was formerly employed as a farmer manager.

He was a graduate of Radford University, who loved to hunt and fish, and who was an excellent cook.

Brian is survived by his wife, Hilda Marie Ingram Spillman of  Natural Bridge Station;  son, Lucas Andrew Spillman of Natural Bridge Station; brothers, Jeff Spillman and wife Nancy of Roanoke, Marc Spillman and wife Debby of Roanoke, Lon Spillman of Vinton, Mike Spillman and wife Valerie of Roanoke; sisters, Laura Ash and husband Doug of Roanoke, Becky Mason and husband Jeff of Vinton; step-brothers, Howard Grubb, Mike Grubb of Herndon, John Grubb and wife Ungu of Woodbridge; step-sister, Lynn Reaves of Roanoke; special friends, Stacey Wade of Amherst and Joe Kelley of Buchanan; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Ingram Family Cemetery with Pastor Terry Bostic officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m., Monday, November 19, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Faith Baptist Church Youth Department, P.O. Box 500, Natural Bridge Station, VA  24579.

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Margie Thornton Reid

MargieMargie Bell Thornton Reid, 97, of Hermitage, Tennessee died Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Hermitage, Tennessee.

She was born May 31, 1921 in Craigsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late John Franklin Thornton and Nancy Margaret Liptrap Thornton.

Margie was a lifelong homemaker, and a member of the Eastern Stars.

She is survived by her children, Bruce Reid of Hermitage, TN, and Michael Reid of Lyndhurst, VA; grandchildren, Michael Reid, Jr. of Athens, Georgia, Alicia Roberts of Jackson, TN, Amanda Bannister of Knoxville, TN, Amy Morris of Mt. Juliet, TN; great grandchildren, Owen, Reid, and Graham Bannister, Logan, Savannah, and Bailey Morris, Brayden, Nolan, and Harper Roberts, Noah Strout, and Cameron Luecke.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Reid; 4 brothers, Joe, John, Robert, and David Thornton; and a sister, Janie Horne.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Craigsville Community Cemetery with Pastor Claude Williams officiating.

Pallbearers will be members of her family.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.

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Lucy Morris Dickey

LucyLucy Arletia Morris Dickey, 84, of Goshen , Virginia died Friday, November 2, 2018 at Brookdale Nursing Home in Staunton, Virginia.

She was born May 8, 1934 in Augusta County, the daughter of the late David and Bessie Gladwell Morris.

Lucy was formerly employed as a seamstress at Genesco.

She is survived by her children, Telford Dickey, Jr. and wife Linda of Goshen, Roland Dickey and wife Penny of Craigsville, Sandra Hinkle of Craigsville; grandchildren, Amy Dickey, Dale Dickey, Suzy Clevenger, April Grimm, Dustin Dickey, Brandon Hinkle; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Louise Blakely of Richmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at the Brookdale Clearbridge Unit and New Century Hospice.

Lucy was preceded in death by her husband Telford “Ted” Dickey, Sr., 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Oaklawn Memory Gardens with Rev. Linwood Wilkes officiating.

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Sylvia Farrar Lawhorn

Sylvia ShortSylvia Grace Farrar Lawhorn, 82, of Goshen, Virginia passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 31, 1936 in Amherst County, Virginia, the daughter of the late William Gladstone Farrar and Cayxie Marie Fields Farrar.

Sylvia was formerly employed as a textile worker for 38 years at Stillwater, and worked for the last 17 years at BG’s Restaurant.

She attended Goshen Baptist Church, and was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother who loved her family, especially her great grand babies, as well as talking on the telephone.

Sylvia is survived by her son, Blaine Lee Lawhorn and wife Glenna of Goshen;  grandchildren, Roy Lee Lawhorn and wife Michelle of Goshen, Leslie Louise Lawhorn and fiancé Justin Powell of Craigsville, Morgan Renee Kay and husband Anthony of Goshen; great grandchildren, Katrina Lynn Lawhorn and boyfriend Nathan Sparks of Goshen, Curtis “CJ” Howard, Jr. of Goshen, Khloe Rayne Lewis of Craigsville, Harper Leigh Kay of Goshen; great great grandchild, Hunter Ryan Sparks; brother, William “Billy” Farrar of Staunton; sister, Mary Frances Hostetter and husband Junior of Swoope; numerous nieces and nephews, more friends than we can name, and a special dog, Missy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Chicken” Lee Lawhorn, and her grandmother who raised her, Emma Grace Frazier Dill.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Goshen Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Reese officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Hostetter, Eddie Hostetter, Bill Rowe, Harold Nycum, Larry Nycum, Basil Karr, Floyd Byram, and Joe Minter.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen Volunteer Rescue Squad.

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Charles “Chick” Vanmeter

259_1539619287819 (2)Charles “Chick” Edward Vanmeter, 69, of Goshen, Virginia died Sunday, October 14, 2018 at his home.

He was born December 13, 1948 in Parsons, West Virginia, the son of the late Ervin Charles Vanmeter and Bertha Crystal Cade Vanmeter.

Chick was formerly employed as an equipment operator for Rocky Dale Stone Quarry.

He was a hardworking man that would give someone the shirt off his back.  He loved his family, especially his many grand and great grandchildren, as well as fishing and training horses.

Chick is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Peggy Sue Lotts Vanmeter, who he married in 1982; children, Mary Sue Karr, Shena Dudley and fiancé Curtis Riley, Jeff Hamilton and wife Lisa, Hope Nuckols and boyfriend Joe Riley;  grandchildren that he raised, Lorry Stevens and Francis Miller, as well as 10 other grandchildren; great grandchildren, Austin Bryant, Daily Stevens, Kimber Stevens, and many others; brothers, Buck Vanmeter and wife Norma, Johnny Vanmeter and wife Connie, Hubby Vanmeter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Hamilton; grandsons, DJ Nuckols and TJ Mullen; brothers, George, Web, Denny, and Abe Vanmeter; and sisters, Piney Myers, Betty Soos, Louise Richmond, and Verna Lee Vanmeter.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Rev. John Haney officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Francis Miller, David Nuckols, Sr., Alvin Dudley, Jr., JW Karr, Joe Riley, and Eric Stevens.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. before the service at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Goshen Presbyterian Church.

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Della Mae Puckett

DellaDella Mae Sprouse Puckett, 84, of Craigsville, Virginia died peacefully Saturday, September 15, 2018 at her home.

She was born May 13, 1934 in Craigsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late John Franklin Sprouse and Deliliah May Thompson Sprouse .

Della was formerly employed as a seamstress at Genesco Textiles.

She was a member of the Estaline Valley Church of the Nazerene, who loved cooking, baking, crocheting, and reading the Bible.

Della is survived by her children, Steven Puckett and special friend Melody Smith of Greenville, Gary Puckett and fiancé Bernadine Campbell of Craigsville, Kevin Puckett and wife Vonda of Craigsville; grandchildren, Thomas, Maranda, Heather, Brandon, Dawn Marie, Kristin, Katie, Brooke, Kyle, and Hunter; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Harvey Sprouse and wife Hilda of Craigsville; sister, Nellie Crummette of Staunton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend and caregiver, Brenda Morris; and special friends, Cordelia Underwood, Connie Swisher.  A heartfelt thanks is extended to the staff of Hospice of the Shenandoah, Laura Summy, Kathy Anderson, Mark Westebbe, and Liz Schreiber.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth, daughter Julia, great grandson, Toby, her brothers and sisters, William, Allan, Odell, Clemmer, Wallace, JB & Lloyd Sprouse, Louise Reid, Bonnie Simmons; and a daughter-in-law, Deborah Puckett.

A funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Thursday September 20, 2018 at Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Billy Curry officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Puckett, Tom Humphries, Matt Cook, Michael James, Cody Bussard, and Ron Sprouse.  Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene and her cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday night at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Estaline Valley Church of the Nazarene, 2117 Troxel Gap Road, Craigsville, VA  24430.

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