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Obituary for Douglas Lee Claytor Douglas Lee Claytor
Retired Westvaco Operator Was Central United Methodist Church Member

Douglas Lee Claytor, age 84, of 115 Meadows of Wilson Court, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke.

Doug was born October 3, 1936 in Augusta County, Virginia to the late James E. and Effie B. Sprouse Claytor.

He served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1958 and was a retired operator for Westvaco Corporation of Covington.

He was a member of Central United Methodist Church where he served as an usher, belonged to the Men's Bible Class and was on the Property Committee.

He loved gardening, woodworking, and was an avid University of Virginia sports fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ila Chestnut Claytor; four sisters, Elsie Doyle, Corrinne Thomas, Edna Harris, and Naomi Sprouse; and two brothers, Linwood Claytor and Denver Claytor.

He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Edwards and husband, Douglas of Fredericksburg and Carol R. Claytor of Clifton Forge; a son, Douglas O. Claytor and fiancée, Kelly Nichols of Hampton; a sister, Drucilla White and husband, Winfred of Charlotte, NC; a brother, James Claytor of Augusta Springs; six grandchildren, Matthew Edwards, David Edwards, Travis Claytor and wife, Morgan, Kyle Claytor, Kaitlyn Claytor, and Heather Claytor; a great grandchild, Finnley Claytor; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, with Reverend Marion Sortore and Mr. James David Williams officiating. Services will conclude at Nicely Funeral Home. Entombment will take place in the Mausoleum of Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor at a later time.

Due to current COVID health concerns, the funeral service will be private for the family.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Central United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 16, Clifton Forge, VA 24422.

Obituary for Charles Edward Lee Charles Edward Lee
Clifton Forge Resident Worked With Detroit Steel, Yale University

Charles Edward Lee, 83, of 912 Girard Ave., Clifton Forge, Virginia entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 17, 2021.

He was born to the late Andrew M. Lee and Estella Brown Lee Pack on September 12, 1937 in Summers County, West Virginia, then moved to Clifton Forge, Virginia at an early age.

Charles attended Jefferson School, graduating in 1958. He was a member of First Baptist Church, and was baptized under the leadership of Rev. James.

After graduating, he moved to New Haven, CT and married Maxine Ross. From this union, four children were born: Keith, Vanessa, Zelia and Hope.

Charles worked numerous jobs in CT, and was a devoted member of Masonic Oriental Lodge # 6 Prince Hall, becoming worshipful Master in 1989.

He had a love of football, gymnastics, hunting with his dogs and fishing at Cape Rhode Island.

After 46 years, retiring from Detroit Steel in Hamden, CT and Yale University in New Haven, CT, Charles returned to Clifton Forge, VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Estella; a daughter, Vanessa Lee, two sons, Anthony "Tony" Ray and Keith Reynolds; two sisters, Mary Byrd and Nina Adelman; three brothers, Harold Lee, Joe Pack and David Lee.

Charles Lee is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maxine Ross Lee; son, Keith Lee (Elaine); two daughters, Zelia DeLilly (Richard) and Hope Lee; 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; faithful cousins, Martha Wright of Independence, KY, Diane Smith of West Virginia and nephew Rev. Renzo Lee of Richmond, VA; as well as a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

He will truly be missed.

In keeping with his wishes, his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, is handling arrangements.

Obituary for Kim Ann Trabold Hall Kim Ann Trabold Hall
Eagle Rock Resident Was Former Hall Transfer Accountant

Kim Ann Trabold Hall, a loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister, age 64, of 5277 McKinney Hollow Road, Eagle Rock, Virginia died Sunday, January 18, 2021 at her residence.

Kim was born September 30, 1956 in Arlington, Virginia to Donald K. and Joan Dorbad Trabold.

She was an accountant for Hall Transfer.

She enjoyed riding her motorcycle, spending time at the beach and on the Cowpasture River with her dogs, riding her horses, working on her stained glass artwork, and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Trabold; step mother, Betty Trabold, and stepfather, Robert James, Jr.

In addition to her mother, Joan James of Purcellville, Kim is survived by her husband, John "Gemmer" Hall of Eagle Rock; three sons, Jason Miller of Clifton Forge, Nathan Hall and wife, Morgan of Clifton Forge, and John Hall and wife, Sheila of Woodbridge; a daughter, Jennifer Aghazadeh and husband, Komran of Colleyville, TX and their children, Leila and Andrew; three sisters, Vicki Trabold of Monte Rio, CA, Susan Dolvin and husband, Charlie of Oakton, and Maggie Dunn and husband, Dan of Winchester; a brother, Ben James and wife, Carol of Livermore, CA; an uncle, Robert Dorbad of Norfolk; a number of nieces and nephews; and her dogs, Amos, Andy, Baxter, and Diesel.

In keeping with her wishes, her body has been cremated. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends at the residence throughout the week of the 18th.

Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, is handling arrangements.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Alleghany Humane Society, P. O. Box 60, Low Moor, VA 24457.

Obituary for Willie (Bun) Frank Jones Jr. Willie (Bun) Frank Jones Jr.
Buena Vista Resident Was Expert Builder, Union Baptist Church Member

We, the family of Willie Jones Jr., would like to give thanks to God our Father for such a phenomenal man of God, as we lay his body to rest.

Willie (Bun) Frank Jones Jr., 66, of Buena Vista, Virginia, went home to be with the Lord, January 14, 2021 at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Radford.

Willie was born July 4, 1954 in Charleston, W.Va., the son of the Willie "Bill" F. Jones Sr. and Nancy Mae Jones.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Early and Mary Hubbard, and maternal grandparents, Frank and Octavia Jones, as well as his aunts Emma Bryant (Joseph), Teresa Bryant (Horace), and Geraldine Morris; his uncle, Lee Hubbard (Frances); and special friends, Rocky Smith and Jackie Woodson.

Willie was educated in the Lynchburg City Schools. Willie submitted to the voice of God, by making Jesus Christ, Lord of his life, after which, he became a member of Union Baptist Church in Glasgow, where he regularly attended Sunday school, Bible study, and served on the deacon ministry, and sang in the male chorus during his earlier years of service in ministry.

Because of Willie's heart to serve, he volunteered to build the steps for the baptismal pool at Union Baptist Church. He also attended church at Dominion Now Word in Lynchburg. He labored for the Lord on the Men's Intercessory Prayer Ministry and loved playing the bass guitar with the church musicians.

Willie was an extraordinary provider who financially cared for and lovingly supported his family. He was an exemplary worker who completed work from asphalt, limestone, construction, maintenance, and in his later years, he became a master welder. Willie was so proficient and well-skilled at his craft that he received and completed jobs from Virginia to Louisiana. The companies blessed by Willie's talents were Burlington Industries, Long Jack Limestone, currently (Global Stone), Thomas Builders, England Stove, and a plethora of jobs that displayed Willie's gifts. Truly a man among men!

Leaving to cherish his beloved memory is his dedicated and loving wife, Rachel I. Jones, whom he loved with all his heart; three sons, Dezmond W. Jones (LaToya Jones) of Lynchburg, Charles Jones, (fiancée, Lindsey Jones) of Vesuvius, and John O'Reilly of Richmond; seven grandchildren, Gabbrielle, Malikai, Hayden, Isabelle, Illianna, Jadin, and Kassidy; one sister, Trentina Woodruff of Durham, N.C.; one brother, Kirkland J. Jones, Sr. (Kecia Jones) of Lynchburg; one aunt, Geneva Harvey of Charleston, W.Va.; three aunts-in-law, Loretta Perkins of Lynchburg, Constance "Connie" Robinson, and Joyce "Elaine" Carter (Jesse), both of Glasgow; one uncle-in-law, Ralf Morris; special friends, Clay Hopkins and Sammy Hunter Jr.; a loving cousin, who he loved as a sister, Apostle Shirley Conner; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 20 at Evergreen Cemetery.

Masks and social distancing are required.

Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Parker Payne Tucker, Jr. Parker Payne Tucker, Jr.
Covington Resident Dies At Age 49

Parker Payne Tucker, Jr., 49, of 117 Cool Valley Lane, Covington, Virginia, died Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Lewis Gale-Alleghany Hospital at Low Moor.

Mr. Tucker was born March 12, 1971 in Alleghany County, a son of the late Parker P. Tucker, Sr. and Judy Saylor Tucker.

He was an animal lover and enjoyed going to car shows.

Surviving are his partner, Gerald Scott Martin of Covington; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ida Mae and Earl Brown and Cheryl and Tommy Smith and Megan and Shawn Miller, all of Covington; one brother, William R. Tucker and Anthony Catania of Clayton, NC; several nieces and nephews to include, Rachel Mae Zamana and her husband, Cole of Covington; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Lone Star Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Hollenbeck officiating.

Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary for Norman Preston Claytor Norman Preston Claytor
Glasgow Presbyterian Church Was Northwest Hardwoods Truck Driver

Norman Preston Claytor, 75, of Glasgow, Virginia, died Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Augusta Medical Center.

Born February 19, 1945 in Lexington, he was a son of the late Forest Wade Hampton Claytor and Mattie Eva Carter Claytor.

Norman was a member of the Glasgow Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder.

He was employed by Northwest Hardwoods as a truck driver and was a lifetime member of the Glasgow Lifesaving Crew.

He loved fishing and hunting with his son and grandson and competing in Glock shooting matches. When his daughter was little, he loved taking her to the movies where they ate popcorn and had drinks.

Surviving are his wife, Sadie Marie Claytor; children, Sarah Claytor Funkhouser and husband, Roger, and Norman Preston Claytor Jr. and wife, Jennifer; three grandchildren, Adam Blake Funkhouser (Mary), Ashley Funkhouser Stong and husband, Chris, and Garrett Preston Claytor; two great-grandchildren, Oceana Funkhouser and Parson Stong; and two special nieces, Cindy Smith and Kim Lehoux.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 21 at Glasgow Cemetery with the Rev. Marina Gopadze officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Glasgow Lifesaving Crew, P. O. Box 421, Glasgow, VA 24555 or Glasgow Presbyterian Church, 908 Anderson St., Glasgow, 24555 or UVA Cancer Center, 1240 Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Bonnie Lemon Bonnie Lemon
Longtime Seamstress Also Worked With Lear Corporation

Mrs. Bonnie Lemon, age 73, of Covington, Virginia, died Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Lewis-Gale Alleghany, Low Moor.

She was the wife of Wilbur Payne Lemon.

Mrs. Lemon was born on June 17, 1947 in Pocahontas County, WV, the daughter of the late Garland Young and Ruth Burgess Young.

In her working career, Bonnie worked as a seamstress at Halmode for 14 years and on the assembly line at Lear before retiring after 15 years.

She loved taking long rides out in the country, going out to eat, hunting, fishing and was a wonderful cook.

Mrs. Lemon is survived by her husband of 45 years, Wilbur Lemon; one daughter, Dawn Lemon of Clifton Forge; two brothers, Omar Young of Gap Mills, WV, and Loy Young of Marlinton, WV; four sisters, Ocea Wilfong of Hillsboro, WV, Donna McGinnis of Buckeye, WV, Betty Conner of Weston, WV, and Cindy Beverage of Buckeye, WV.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lemon is preceded in death by one brother, Oliver Young.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; lovingfuneralhome1913.com.

Obituary for Carl Edward (Eddie) Higgins Carl Edward (Eddie) Higgins
Longtime Independent Rockbridge Car Dealer Dies At Age 74

Carl Edward (Eddie) Higgins, 74, of Lexington, Virginia, passed to eternal rest Friday, January 15, 2021 at Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital.

He was born April 10, 1946 in Lexington, a son of the late Brownie McDowell Higgins and Anna Ayers Higgins.

Eddie was an independent car dealer for 46 years, serving Rockbridge, and ran Super Wheels Cars & Trucks with his son by his side.

He was known for being a generous man with a big heart and stunning personality who never failed to make someone smile. Eddie was a pro stock drag racing champion for many years. He loved fast cars, music, gambling and spending time with his friends and family. Eddie cherished his family.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Harry McDowell "Buck" Higgins, Charles Melvin Higgins and Kenny Higgins; and sister, Olive Ruth Horne.

Surviving Eddie are the loves of his life, Joy Swartz; his children, Pamela Jane Higgins (Owens), Carrie Elizabeth Dennett (Craig), Carl Edward Higgins Jr. (Jennifer), and Sarah Janelle Higgins; sister, Mary Ann Ramsey; brother, Clifford Higgins; nine grandchildren, Amber, Miranda, Brooke, Madison, Addison, Justin, Colin, Jackson, and Lennon; and one great-grandchild, Rayson.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 19 at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Michael Hamilton officiating. Masks and social distancing are required.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Blue Ridge Multiple Sclerosis Chapter, 1020 Carrington Place, Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22901 or any charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Lorraine Elizabeth Christian Dartt Lorraine Elizabeth Christian Dartt
Ronceverte Baptist Church Member Dies At Age 86

Lorraine Elizabeth Christian Dartt, 86, of Ronceverte, West Virginia, claimed her angel wings after a courageous battle with breast cancer on January 14, 2021 at the Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg, WV.

Lorraine was born on July 4, 1934 in Vago, WV, the daughter of the late Roy and Christina Wykle Christian.

Lorraine married John Dartt on November 2, 1973. John predeceased Lorraine on July 9, 2009 after 35 years of marriage.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lorraine was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Joy Dartt; brothers, Roy Jr., Henry, Joseph, and William Christian; grandparents, Thomas Henry and Hattie Clemons Christian, and Ernest and Lora Honaker; Wykle; mother‐in‐law and father‐in‐law, Benjamin and Rosa Dartt.

Lorraine is survived by a brother, Samuel Christian and wife, Linda of Lewisburg, WV; sisters, Geri Orton and companion, Bill Calkins of Plainfield, VT; Norma Carter of Ronceverte, WV, and Doris Scruggs and husband, Curtis of Lewisburg, WV; sister‐in‐law, Irene Reed Christian of Prince George, VA and many nieces and nephews, great and great‐great nieces and nephews.

Lorraine was a member of the Ronceverte Baptist Church.

Her employment included working for Glen Eagle Men's Raincoat Factory in Bel Air, MD, Fairlea Lanes Bowling Alley, and she was a childcare provider for various families in Akron, OH and the Lewisburg and Ronceverte areas.

Lorraine was a fun‐loving and kind‐spirited person who was happiest when doing for others. She loved spending time with family and friends, enjoyed word search books, taking walks, and found comfort in reading her Bible.

There will be a walk through visitation which is to include social distancing and the wearing of masks at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 between the hours of 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Due to Covid-19, a graveside service with Pastor Gary Baker officiating will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.

A memorial service for Lorraine will be held at a later date. Special thanks to Dr. Timothy Workman and Hannah Broadwater, FNP and to all the nurses at the Peyton Hospice House for the loving care that was given to Lorraine. The family also wishes to thank Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home and all her family and friends who sent Lorraine cards, prayers, and love. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Obituary for Arnetta Tingler Hicks Arnetta Tingler Hicks
Alleghany County Native Was Halmode Retiree, Worked With Whitey's One Stop

Arnetta Tingler Hicks, 83, of 6315 Potts Creek Road, Covington, Virginia, died Saturday, January 16, 2021 in the Brian Center Nursing and Rehab Center at Low Moor.

Mrs. Hicks was born January 31, 1937 in Alleghany County, a daughter of the late Frank and Mabel Redman Tingler.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Hicks; two sisters, Darlene Givens and Velma Tingler; one brother, Benson Tingler; a daughter, Linda Jones; a granddaughter, Melissa Browning and two great granddaughters.

She retired from Halmode, Inc. and had worked at Whitey's One Stop.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Sullivan of South Carolina, Sherry Wolfe and her husband, Darel and Belva Brookman and her husband, Sherman, all of Covington; five sons, James Hicks and his wife, Joann of Kentucky, Darrell Hicks, Rocky Hicks and his wife, Frances; Carey "Tinker" Hicks and his wife, Marla, and Paul "Beaver" Hicks and Charlotte Norman, all of Covington; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Judy Tingler, Rodney and Pat Tingler and Chucky and Denise Tingler, all of Covington; three sisters, Brenda Humphries, Carol McCulley and Chrystal McCulley, all of Covington; her aunt, Adena Tingler of Covington; 28 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the graveside in Lone Star Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Noel officiating.

The family will receive their friends on Thursday from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Arritt Funeral Home.

Active Pallbearers will be Dusty Hicks, Paul Hicks, Jr., Alan Adkins, Stephen Bogar, Logan Hicks, Kevin Tingler, Shawn Tingler and Jacob Gilmore.

The family will be at the residence of Alan and Jeannie Adkins at 6311 Potts Creek Road.

The family wishes to thank Kim and Hanna, Arnetta's nurses on the fourth floor.

Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary for Ralph (Marshall) Musser, Jr. Ralph (Marshall) Musser, Jr.
World War II Veteran Was Former Sears & Roebuck Service Manager

Ralph (Marshall) Musser, Jr., 93, of Lewisburg, West Virginia, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at Bath Community Hospital.

Born October 31, 1927 at Thomasville, GA, he was a son of the late Ralph Marshall and Birdie Austin Handley Musser.

Marshall was a member of Old Stone Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Lewisburg Masonic Lodge, VFW, and was a former member of the Lewisburg Rotary Club.

He was a retired service manager for Sears & Roebuck in Lewisburg and was a World War II U. S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Helen Faye Dahmer Musser; three sisters, Jean White and husband, Raymond of Frankford, WV, Mary Nash of Abingdon, VA, and Betty White and husband, Harry of Sylva, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel in Lewisburg with Rev. Joe Geiger and Rev. Susan Sharp Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Haiti Education Foundation, P. O. Box 10775, Eldorado, AR 71730.

Obituary for Johnny Winfrey Anderson Sr. Johnny Winfrey Anderson Sr.
Ronceverte Resident Dies At Age 74

Johnny Winfrey Anderson Sr., 74, of Ronceverte, West Virginia, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born December 29, 1946 in Lewisburg, WV, he was the son of the late Melvin Lee "Pete" Anderson and Carrie Irene Zimmerman Anderson.

Johnny loved hunting, farming, talking to people, playing and singing gospel music. He enjoyed the outdoors and animals, especially his dog, Sabrina.

He loved the Lord and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Christina Marie Miller and a brother, Melvin "Andy" Anderson.

Survivors include his loving wife of thirty-six years, Jeanie Brill Anderson; sons, Michael Anderson (Donna) of Second Creek, WV and John Anderson Jr. (Tina) of Ronceverte, WV; brothers, Garnet Anderson (Anna) of Lewisburg, Lewis Anderson (Bethel) of White Sulphur Springs, WV; sisters, Margaret Bittenger (Robert) of Lewisburg, WV, Connie Ray of Ronceverte, WV, Betty Anderson of Winston-Salem, NC; two grandchildren, Ashley Cornelius (John) and Brent McClung; one great grandson, James Cornelius, several nieces and nephews and a good friend, Charlie of Tennessee.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Lewisburg, WV with Pastor Joey Morgan officiating. Visitation will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.morganfh.net. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV.

Obituary for Coyd William Kimberlin, Sr. Coyd William Kimberlin, Sr.
Self-Employed Truck Driver Dies At Age 68

Coyd William Kimberlin, Sr., 68, of 202 May Hollow Road, Covington, Virginia, died Thursday, January 14, 2021 in the Bath County Community Hospital at Hot Springs.

Mr. Kimberlin was born November 15, 1952 in Alleghany County, a son of the late Norman Kimberlin and Celia Wolfe Kimberlin Terry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee Kimberlin.

Coyd was a self-employed truck driver and equipment operator and had worked for Teddy J. Dressler & Sons for many years.

He attended Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and enjoyed classic trucks and hunting.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Smith Kimberlin of Covington; two sons and daughters-in-law, Coyd "Willlie" Kimberlin, Jr. and Michelle of Covington, and Chuck and Kristie Kimberlin of Iron Gate; one daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and David Ryder of Covington; five brothers, Norman Kimberlin, Jr., and his wife, Patty, Mike Kimberlin and his wife, Sherry, David Kimberlin and Mark Kimberlin, all of Covington and Timmy Kimberlin and his wife, Denise of Maryland; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Norma Jean and Ernie Griffith and Lori and Robbie Campbell, all of Covington; eight grandchildren, Victoria Humphries, Austin Kimberlin, Zach Humphries, Ethyn Kimberlin, Logan Kimberlin, Catherine Voegelin, Briana Ryder and Tanner Ryder; five great grandchildren. Marley, Mikey, Annabelle, Caroline and Valerie, and a special friend, Dale Smith.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Hollenbeck officiating.

Interment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park.

The family invites anyone to come by Arritt Funeral Home at any time on Monday, January 18, 2021 to pay their respects to Coyd.

Obituary for Patricia Shorter Smith Patricia Shorter Smith
Longtime Member Of Rapps Mill Church Dies At Age 78

Patricia Shorter Smith, 78, of Lexington, Virginia, went to be with her beloved heavenly Father Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Born May 4, 1942 in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Mildred Shorter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Smith; and granddaughter, Jessica Morris.

She was a member of the Rapps Mill Church, where she was a longtime elder, trustee and a member of the cemetery committee. In years past, she was an adult Sunday school teacher, choir member, sat on the after-school program board and also represented Rapps on the Palmer Board. Patricia also helped direct Christmas programs at the church for years.

She worked several jobs and for the last 16 years worked at the Manor of Natural Bridge as a medication aide.

Surviving are her children, Yvonne Wright (Ronnie), Pamela Morris (Dave), and Samuel Smith (Rhonda); grandchildren, Ronald, Heather, Amanda Wright, David (Kim), and Amber Morris; great-grandchildren, Preston and James Morris; and canine friend, Skippy.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 20 at Rapps Mill Church Cemetery with Pastor Gary Hill and Pastor Randy Smith.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Rapps Mill Church, c/o Patsy R. Landes, 4096 S. Buffalo Road, Lexington, VA 24450.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Eva Louise Helmick Eva Louise Helmick
Former Monterey Resident Dies At Age 90

Eva Louise Helmick, age 90, formerly of Monterey, Virginia, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at Pendleton Manor, where she had resided over the past several years.

Obaugh Funeral Home will announce complete funeral arrangements.

Obituary for Douglas Axley Lawson Douglas Axley Lawson
Natural Bridge Station Resident Dies At Age 82

Douglas Axley Lawson, 82, of Natural Bridge Station, Virginia, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and recently a daughter-in-law, Anna Lane.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Lawson; sons, Jeff and Steve Lawson; daughter, Rhonda Lawson Godsby and husband, Larry; grandchildren, Lane Lawson, Matt and Jennifer Lawson, Stephanie Lawson, Torri Lawson; great-granddaughters, Bexley Watson and Kayleigh Brown; brothers, Johnny and Charles "Powder" Lawson; sister, Betty Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

The Botetourt Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Obituary for Emma Leigh Walker Emma Leigh Walker
3 Day-Old Clifton Forge Infant Dies

Emma Leigh Walker was born January 8, 2021 in Greenbrier Medical Center in Fairlea, WV and passed on January 10, 2021 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Emma was the daughter of Quintin Walker Jr. and Melissa J. Meadows of Clifton Forge.

In addition to her parents, she was survived by five siblings; Stephanie Walker, Destiny Walker, Elektra Walker, Michael Walker, and Xander Hosey, all of Covington; maternal grandmother, Stephanie Tucker and Bruce Green and maternal grandfather, Ernest Meadows Jr., all of Covington; paternal grandmother, Tammy Mace and husband, Ray of Covington; paternal grandfather, Quintin Walker Sr. and wife, Kelly of Clifton Forge; maternal great grandmother, Edith Burkitt of Lexington, and maternal great grandfather, Ernest Meadows Sr. and wife, Wilma of Tabor City, NC and a number of aunts and cousins.

Her body has been cremated.

A celebration of life will be at a later date.

The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.

Obituary for Chris Daniel Hylton Chris Daniel Hylton
Former Buena Vista Resident Was Longtime Teacher, Tennis Coach

Chris Daniel Hylton, 66, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at home with his family by his side.

He was born October 3, 1954 in Buena Vista, the son of Walter and Julia Hylton.

He was a graduate of Parry McCluer High School.

Mr. Hylton was a teacher at Stafford High School for 35 years and managed to make government class fun and engaging for his students. He was also the tennis coach and could always be found wearing his favorite blue and gold beanie as he cheered on his team.

He was a member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church for almost 40 years, taught Sunday school, and was a deacon. He loved to volunteer to better his church and community. He also loved jokes and will be remembered for his sense of humor and laughter.

Mr. Hylton also enjoyed volunteering at Lee's Hill Golf Course and playing golf with his friends during his retirement years.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gail Hylton; his children, Shanna and Josh; two grandchildren; and sister Judy Lawhorne of Lexington.

A livestream service was available on Fredericksburg Baptist Church's website on January 15.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Neuroendocrine Cancer Research (www.netrf.org), the Naaman Fund, or the Thursday Ministry Meal at Fredericksburg Baptist Church.

Obituary for Claudine Roberts Hill Claudine Roberts Hill
Glasgow Presbyterian Church Member Dies At Age 92

Claudine Roberts Hill, 92, of Glasgow, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Heritage Hall.

Born March 22, 1928 in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late Sidney Benjamin Roberts and Sally Thompson Roberts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Hill; and grandchild, Daniel Paxton Hill. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Claudine was a member of the Glasgow Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her children, Jack Hill (Holly), and Stephen Hill (Teresa); grandchildren, Angie Meadwell, Beth Martinez, Emma Worley, Jeff Hill, Jennifer Williams, Erin Hill and Heather Sweet; and numerous great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens with Dorsey Hostetter officiating.

In remembrance of Claudine, donate to your favorite charity.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.



Obituary for George Locke Howe Jr. George Locke Howe Jr.
U. S. Navy Veteran Was UPS Employee

George Locke Howe Jr., 80, of Fairfield, Virginia, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Augusta Medical Center.

Born February 7, 1940, in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late George Locke Howe Sr. and Elizabeth Parker Howe.

George retired from the U. S. Navy with 27 years of service and was presently employed with UPS.

He loved to fish, ride his motorcycle and very much enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends.

Mr. Howe attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Angelita Howe; children, Catherine Locke Shulke (Shannon), Tonya M. Howe, and Nathaniel Howe (Jessica); sisters, Lisa Colt and Disa McPherson; along with his nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be will be held at a later date with Father Joseph D'Aurora officiating.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Alvin Dwayne Harkleroad Alvin Dwayne Harkleroad
McDowell Resident Dies At Age 84

Alvin Dwayne Harkleroad, age 84, of McDowell, Virginia, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at his home.

Obaugh Funeral Home will announce complete arrangements.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Mary Anna Gordon Brads Mary Anna Gordon Brads
Lexington Resident Was Monacan Indian Tribe Member

Mary Anna Gordon Brads, 84, of Lexington, Virginia, died surrounded by her family Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Born September 26, 1936 in Rockbridge County, she was a daughter of the late William Hansford Gordon and Retter Gertrude Southers Gordon.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, John Tolbert Brads; children, Darrell Brads (Stephanie), Lisa Plogger (Donnie), Lori Dorey (Jeff), Darlene Vest (Howard), and Jonathan Humphreys (Becky); grandchildren, Lucas (Isabell), Evyn, Kayleigh, Amber (Dylan), Eric (LeAlice), Jason (Marcie), Brad, Danielle, Cody, Breanna, Keaton, Jax, Kennedi, Kirsten and Karmen; great-grandchildren, Jaycob, Mackinze, Ashley Ann, Jessica, Julee, J.D.,Tyler, Logan, Jaci, Bralynn, Maci and Marissa; special nieces, Alice Sorrells and Lynda Gordon; and many other family and friends.

She was a member of the Monacan Indian Tribe.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 18 at McElwee Chapel Cemetery with Dorsey Hostetter officiating.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Thessalonia Lee Mack Thessalonia Lee Mack
Lexington Resident Was Former Opera Singer

Thessalonia Lee Mack, 98, of Lexington, Virginia, died Monday, January 11, 2021 at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs.

Born December 8, 1922 in Lexington, she was a daughter of Charles Lee and Nancy Richardson Lee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Mack Jr.; daughter, Theresa King; and granddaughter, Terry Mack.

Mrs. Mack was a member of the First Baptist Church and in her younger years was an opera singer with the National Black Opera.

Surviving are her son, William Mack III; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Edward (Ed) Franklin McAllister Edward (Ed) Franklin McAllister
White Sulphur Springs Resident Dies At Age 86

Edward (Ed) Franklin McAllister, 86, of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Lewis Gale Hospital – Alleghany, Low Moor, Virginia.

Born September 6, 1934 in Beckley, WV, he was the son of the late Edward Cline and Sylvia Louise Bostic McAllister.

Ed loved going to flea markets, yard sales and "Antiquing" with his buddies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-nine years, Sadie June Mentz McAllister, and a brother, Frederick Vincent McAllister.

Survivors are one son, David McAllister (Cindy) of New Castle, VA; daughters, Andrea Pearson of Sandston, VA, Denise Clere (Wesley) of Rockwell, NC, Julia Willey of Rupert, WV, and Susie Hylton (Roger) of Salem, VA; sister, Sylvia Ardena McKinney (Sam) of Pasadena, MD; fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and his antiquing friends, Johnny Feury, Roger Patterson and Goose Humphreys.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg, WV with Rev. Don Brown officiating. A walk-through visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, 252 Montvue Drive, Lewisburg, WV.

We will be following COVID-19 guidelines and require all guests wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.morganfh.net.

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV.

Obituary for Robert Theodore (Bobby) Eisenhower Robert Theodore (Bobby) Eisenhower
Glen Wilton Resident Was Retired VDOT Mechanic

Robert Theodore (Bobby) Eisenhower, age 72, of 85 Glen Aerie Lane in Glen Wilton, Virginia, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his mother's residence in Selma, Virginia.

He was born January 19, 1948 in Highland County, Virginia to the late Theodore Eli and Marie Hicklin Eisenhower.

He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and with the Army National Guard for 12 years.

He was a graduate of Nashville Auto Diesel Mechanic School, and was a mechanic for over 36 years with the Virginia Department of Transportation.

He enjoyed hunting and farming, and loved cars.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a special friend, Eulonda Cash, who was the love of his life.

Robert is survived by his mother, Marie Eisenhower of Selma; a daughter, Tina Carter and husband, Danny of Selma; Eulonda's daughters, who were very close to him, Melinda Hayslett of Eagle Rock and Karrie Bream and husband, Chris of Culpepper; and five grandchildren, Will Carter, Cane Hayslett, McKenna Hayslett, Riley Bream and Parker Bream.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge, with Mr. Chris Fisher officiating. Interment will immediately follow. Pallbearers will include John Jeffries, David Buchanan, Jim Hogg, and Doug Morris. Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.

There will be no formal visitation. However, friends may visit any time during normal business hours at Nicely Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.

Obituary for Velva Inez Dalton Nester Velva Inez Dalton Nester
Retired White Sulphur Springs Elementary School Cook Dies At Age 89

Velva Inez Dalton Nester, 89, of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at her home.

Born November 24, 1931 in Glace, WV, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Bryan and Mary Alma McGrady Dalton.

Velva attended the Glace Chapel and was a retired cook at White Sulphur Springs Elementary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Franklin Nester; son, Dale Nester; sister, Gracie White and a brother, Carlos Dalton.

Survivors include one son, Paul Stephen Nester (Diane) of White Sulphur Springs, WV; four daughters, Judy Hall and Paula Anglin of Covington, VA, Denise Waid and Shannon Gilbert (Eric) of White Sulphur Springs, WV; sisters, Millie Spence (Thurman) of Caldwell, WV and Glenda Boggs (Jerry) of Union, WV; fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, 252 Montvue Drive, Lewisburg, WV with Pastor Don Dowdy officiating. Burial will follow in the Mapledale Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs, WV.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, Monday at the funeral home. We will be following COVID-19 regulations and require all guests wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.morganfh.net.

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV.

Obituary for Joan Lenora Sutler Peer Joan Lenora Sutler Peer
Former Clifton Forge Resident Dies In Roanoke

Joan Lenora Sutler Peer, age 84, of Roanoke, Virginia and formerly of Clifton Forge, Virginia died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at her residence.

She was born March 11, 1936 in Winchester, Virginia to the late James Lawrence Sutler and Sara Lue Rowland Sutler.

She was a retired Respiratory Therapist and Certified Nursing Assistant for Alleghany Regional Hospital for 36 years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Dean Peer, Sr. and a brother, James L. Sutler.

She is survived by a son, Ernie Dean Peer, Jr. and wife, Debbie of Roanoke; a sister in law, Cora Sutler of Kansas; a grandson, Sean Bethel and wife, Meghan of Salem; two great grandchildren, Caira and Austin Bethel; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

In keeping with her wishes, her body will be cremated. There will be no services scheduled at this time.

The Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, handled the arrangements.

Obituary for Kathy Lynn Nicely Kathy Lynn Nicely
Clifton Forge Homemaker Dies At Age 58

Kathy Lynn Nicely, age 58, of 422 W. Ridgeway Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at her residence.

Kathy was born October 23, 1962 in Clifton Forge to Lula Bell Nicely and the late Garnett Clayton Nicely, Sr.

She was a homemaker throughout her life and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed watching the Charles Stanley program on television and especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her father, Kathy was preceded in death by an infant son, Dale Lee Nicely, Jr.; two brothers, Garnett Clayton Nicely, Jr. and Mark Nicely; and a sister, Peggy Dunbar.

In addition to her mother, Lula Belle Nicely of Clifton Forge, who cared for her lovingly over the last four years, Kathy is survived by three daughters, Jessica Nicely of Clifton Forge, Jennifer Nicely of Iron Gate, and Ashley Nicely of Clifton Forge; three sisters, Dinah Johnson and husband, Richard of Hot Springs, Patricia Stanley and husband, Bobby of Clifton Forge, and Barbara Wright and friend, Bobby Williams of Clifton Forge; a brother, Wayne Nicely of Clifton Forge; two brothers-in-law, Leo Wright and Michael Dunbar; a special "sister", Pauline Humphreys; five grandchildren, Jacob Nicely, Bentley Nicely, Kayleigh Wright, Abigail Humphreys, Emily Humphreys; special friends, John Anthony Williams of Glen Wilton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, her body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, handled the arrangements.

Obituary for Larson Wayne Hooker Larson Wayne Hooker
Former Hot Springs Resident Was "Go To Guy" For Horse-Related Subjects

Larson Wayne Hooker, 83, of Hot Springs, Virginia passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Sovah Health, Martinsville, Virginia.

He was born August 29, 1937 in Hot Springs, Virginia, the son of the late George Washington Hooker and Lillian Gertrude Landrum Hooker.

Early in his life he owned and operated his own logging business. He was the manager of the Homestead Stables. After retirement he worked for Dabney Pasco as the farm manager.

Mr. Hooker loved horses
they were his life. He enjoyed going to horse shows and horse sales. He was the "go to guy" for anyone's questions regarding anything about horses.

Mr. Hooker was quiet a storyteller to anyone who would sit and listen to him. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Myrna Louise Grimes Hooker of Hot Springs; five children, Susan Gwin, Mike Hooker and Sandi, Debbie Ryder and Barry, Ricky Hooker and April, Jimmy Hooker and Mindy, all of Hot Springs, Virginia; eight grandchildren, Katie, Danny, Jesse, Jamie, Tye, Luke, Carter, Aubryn; a sister, Lorraine Cooke of Baltimore, Maryland.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Henry, Herman, George "Dink" Hooker; sisters, Beulah Steele, Bertha Kenley, Lillian Slayter.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the Union Chapel Cemetery with Donald Lee Altizer officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.mclaughlinandyoung.com.

Obituary for Della Lea Simms Della Lea Simms
Lewisburg Resident Was Trinity United Methodist Church Member

Della Lea Simms, 92, of Lewisburg, West Virginia, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at Brier Nursing and Rehabilitation Home and is united with her husband Bud again.

Della was born October 26, 1928 in Frankford to the late George Mason and Myrtle Ford Brandt.

Della graduated from Frankford High School was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Della was an operator with C&P, had worked at the Federal Prison in Alderson, and also had worked at Kroger as a Floral Arranger.

Other than her parents, Della was preceded in death her husband of 70 years, Kenneth Lee "Bud" Simms; siblings, Leonard Brandt, Ruthie Brandt, Paul Brandt, Bill Brandt, Lillian Brown, Nellie Simms and Margaret Smith.

Kenneth Lee "Bud" Simms, 95, of Fairlea, West Virginia, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Brier Nursing and Rehab Center.

Bud was born February 26, 1923 at Maxwelton to the late Charles Carroll and Margaret Brown Simms.

Bud was Owner/Operator of Simm's Esso in Ronceverte from 1950 until 1960 when he sold it and then bought what is now Simm's Exxon in Lewisburg in 1960; a member of the Fairlea Ruritan Club, Lewisburg Rotary; American Legion Post # 200. Bud was a World War II Navy veteran having served as a tail gunner off of a Hellcat Dive-bomber having been awarded the Silver Star and Airman's Medal among others.

He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He served on many committees at Trinity and was a member of the Methodist Men.

Other than his parents, Bud was preceded in death by sisters; Catherine Simms and Ella McClung; brothers, James, Bill, Clarence, Ray, Perry "Snookie" and Charlie Simms.

Bud was a proud donor to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Surviving Della and Bud include daughter, Sandy Tuckwiller of Lewisburg; sons, Kenny Simms and wife, Donna of The Villages, FL; Larry Simms of Miami, FL, George Simms and wife, Diane Of Lewisburg; grandchildren, David Tuckwiller, Ross Tuckwiller and wife, Jenny, Kelly Tuckwiller Collins and husband, Zack, Amanda Karjan and husband, Andrew, Andrew Simms, Lisa Hagerty and husband, Gahn, Harry Simms, June Simms; great grandchildren, Tenner, Lochlan, Lola, Connor, Ward, Gracie, Josie, Lou, Laine and Cooper.

A joint funeral service for Bud and Della will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2021 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Pastor Ron Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery with military rites for Bud.

There will be a walk through visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Brier Nursing and Rehabilitation Home for the care given to Della.

Strict Covid-19 regulation will be enforced during this time.

Live stream of the service will be on wallaceandwallacefh.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations of sympathy be sent to either the Edward R. Tuckwiller Scholarship (for students wishing to pursue careers in the trade or agriculture industry), c/o Premier Bank, 1085 Washington St. East, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund at 373 Pocahontas Avenue, Ronceverte, WV 24970.

Obituary for Phyllis Marceline (Mitchell) Crigler Phyllis Marceline (Mitchell) Crigler
Former Highland County Resident Dies In North Carolina

Phyllis Marceline (Mitchell) Crigler, 92, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away January 9, 2021 at Charlotte Square assisted living.

She was born June 24, 1928 in Highland County, Virginia, a daughter of the late Mary Bryd (Ervine) and Joseph Loy Mitchell.

A quiet, caring and listening woman, Mrs. Crigler was raised in the mountains of West Virginia in a small farming community called Sugar Grove. Most people who met her said she was very pleasant.

When Phyllis was younger she had a classic way of dressing and hubba, hubba what legs! Also in 1945 she played high school basketball. A sports fan, she wouldn't miss an Atlanta Braves game and enjoyed watching the Washington Redskins play.

While in high school, she was a live-in nanny for a family in Franklin, WV. After high school she enrolled in a business college in Washington, D.C. While living there she met and married Sidney Harold Bost. They had three daughters together and eventually they divorced.

On January 22, 1974, she remarried her high school sweetheart, Charles Crigler, returning to her childhood home in West Virginia to care for her aging parents.

She and Charles owned an auto body shop where she worked as a bookkeeper and part time at the United States Post Office in Brandywine, WV. Charles had three children from a previous marriage, which she viewed as her own.

Mrs. Crigler loved to cook and Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday; she found great joy in having all her family together.

In 1995 her husband, Charles, passed away from a heart attack. Shortly after she was involved in a very serious automobile accident and moved in with family for a year of recovery, ultimately moving to Charlotte to be closer to her family.

She went to work for a home decor store and eventually Dollar Tree in Tega Cay, SC. She enjoyed her work and thrived on being valued. Wherever we went there was usually someone that would recognize her, which made her smile.

Mrs. Crigler was a very reserved woman. It was a blessing to her to have made a dear friend, Betty Ann Stone, at Lake Wylie Baptist Church. Betty could get her to do things most people couldn't. They went with the Women's Sunday school class to the beach and loved to eat out. One day, Betty showed up at the door in her bathrobe. Bruster's ice cream was giving away free ice cream to anyone who showed up in a bathrobe so off they went.

As her health and memory started to fade, she eventually went to an assisted living facility. At first she was very troubled about the fact she couldn't remember, but as her condition progressed she was finally able to relax into it. She could finally be herself. Towards the last she became unsettled and would usually talk about catching the bus and going home. She's finally home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; and step-sons, Leon Crigler, and Charles Allen "Charlie" Crigler and his wife, Debbie; and daughter-in-law, Betty Crigler.

Mrs. Crigler is survived her children, John M. Crigler of Mount Crawford, Virginia, Charlene Glascoe and husband, Robert of Camp Springs, Md., Barbara Ann Reynolds of Flandreau, SD, Dolores Blanton and husband, Dennis of Charlotte, and Phyllis Love, also of Charlotte; grandchildren, John Crigler Jr., of Martinsburg, WV, William Charles "Chuck" Crigler of Boulder, Mt., Melissa Glascoe of Camp Springs, Md., Jesse Reynolds, and wife, Sweetgrass of Brookings, SD, Keith Reynolds of Flandreau, SD, Callie Blanton and partner, Graham Rushing of Kannapolis, NC; as well as her great-grandchildren, Dylan and Paige Reynolds of Brookings, SD and Patience Crigler of Mount Solon, Virginia.

A funeral will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Obaugh Funeral Home with pastor Judy Vetters officiating. Interment to follow in Head Waters Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jesse Reynolds, Keith Reynolds, Shaun Bowers, Graham Rushing, and Ronnie Bowers.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family suggest memorial contributions be sent to Head Waters Cemetery c/o Elmo Varner, 14952 Highland Turnpike, Head Waters, Va. 24442 or to South Fork Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 6, Sugar Grove, WV, 26815.

Obituary for Avis Waring Avis Waring
Lexington Resident Had Long Career With The CIA

Avis Waring, who served in Occupied Japan and wrote economic reports for the CIA, died Monday, January 11, 2021 of complications from Covid-19 at the Borden Center, Kendal at Lexington. The illness had been diagnosed on her 100th birthday two weeks earlier.

An Oregon native with a master's degree in economics from Cambridge University, Waring had moved from Florida to Lexington in 2010 to be near her daughter, Libby Waring Cumming.

Reflecting in a 2008 memoir on all she had accomplished in life, she credited the work ethic taught by her parents in Oregon, especially during the Great Depression. Two of her mother's sayings were "Time’s a-wasting" and "If you have a job to do, jump right in and do it," Waring wrote.

"And she also believed and impressed on me that a woman should not marry until she had the travels and education she wanted and needed to support herself and the children in case anything happened to her husband."

Avis Pick Waring was born December 29, 1920 in an eastern Oregon farmhouse, the second of eight children of William M. and Sarah Bessie Pick. She was married to Ronald F. Waring for 50 years until his death in 2002.

With the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Avis Pick's life changed. She was transferring from Willamette University to the University of Washington with plans to pursue library science. After Dec. 7, 1941, she jumped right into studying the Japanese language instead. Professors who were Japanese emigrés were sent to internment camps, so her teachers were their replacements.

During the war, Avis became a Navy officer with the WAVES in Washington, D.C. While she and her WAVES friends spent time translating flight manuals of Japanese war planes, a few decided to learn to fly. Together they bought a plane, took lessons, and enjoyed flying in their spare time.

She spent three years in Occupied Japan with the U. S. government. In 1951, after two years of studies at Cambridge and grand tours of Europe, she returned to Oregon and married Ron Waring. They spent two years in Guatemala, both working various jobs. Avis taught English and worked for the Bank of Guatamala, writing reports on agriculture and trade.

It was an interesting subject at that time, she wrote, because the Communist government was confiscating the privately-owned banana, coffee, and wheat plantations to give the land to the peasants. "I was able to show that the production and exports were declining, although the cause of the decline at that point could have been partially due to turmoil and uncertainty in the countryside."

They left Guatamala in May 1954 with their 3-month-old daughter, Rhonda, during street riots as the Communist government was being overthrown.

Avis and Ron Waring moved to Washington, D.C. in 1955 and both worked for the federal government until reaching retirement age in the late 1970s. As an agricultural analyst at the CIA, Avis traveled widely, under "State Department" cover, and wrote economic reports on countries of vital U. S. interest, such as China, India and Brazil. Her report on the food grain outlook in India in 1974 prompted then-U.S. ambassador to India Daniel Patrick Moynihan to write CIA director William Colby of his "total admiration" for the study. "Underlings keep stealing my copy," Moynihan wrote.

Under high pressure and short deadlines, she was diverted from her field of agricultural economy at one point during the Vietnam War to identify transportation routes the Vietcong used to move arms.

In 1980, the Warings moved to Merritt Island, Fla., for new careers that lasted another 20 years. Avis helped Ron develop a small subdivision, laying out a Waring Way and its cul de sacs, and became a successful Realtor. Ron died January 20, 2002.

Avis moved to into an independent living apartment at Kendal in 2010. She had been at Borden for the past two years.

She was a generous benefactor to her colleges - Willamette University and Newnham College (Cambridge University) - and in Lexington, to Grace Episcopal Church and two departments at Washington and Lee University. The Waring-Alnutt Award is given yearly for excellence in editing to a journalism graduate (in memory of Ron Waring) and the Avis P. Waring Scholarship is awarded to a physics and engineering student for connecting studies with service or pre-professional experience.

Avis made friends wherever she lived and kept in touch with them across the years. She traveled light, but treasured beautiful souvenirs of her world-traveling life, such as a 1932 silk-covered anthology of Japanese haiku. A poem in it by Matsuo Basho seems to evoke her experience of both Tokyo and Washington D.C. in April, "Ah! The cherry-blossoms/Have brought many memories back."

She was the last of the eight Pick children to survive. She leaves two daughters, Rhonda (Don) Judson, of Salem, Ore., and Elizabeth "Libby" (Doug) Cumming of Lexington; five grandchildren, Don Jr. (Kimberly) and Chris (Lisa) Judson, and Daniel, William (Alyssa) and Sarah Rose Cumming; and six great-grandchildren, Claudia, Andy, Ian, Penelope and Westley Judson, and Avis Magnolia Cumming.

Obituary for Doris Painter Reid Doris Painter Reid
Buena Vista Homemaker Also Worked With Sheltman's Grocery

Doris Painter Reid, 91, of Buena Vista, Virginia, went home to be with Jesus on January 10, 2021.

Doris was born on May 31, 1929 to Jessie Calvin Painter and Mary Drain Painter.

She lived all her life in Buena Vista and was a lifelong member of the First Brethren Church.

She was a homemaker for most of her married life and worked part time at Sheltman's Grocery in Buena Vista.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Reid; her daughter, Cynthia Reid; her son-in-law, Bill Flowers; and siblings, Louise Mead (Iowa), Lewis Painter, Lyle Painter, Thurman Painter (Buena Vista), and Irene Bishop (Ashland). She was also preceded in death by her longtime friend, Ruby Ramsey.

Surviving are her daughter, Sheila Flowers; her granddaughter, Mindy Auxier and her husband, John; her sisters, Helen Wright (Buena Vista), Catherine Painter (Ashland), and Loretta Staton (Powhatan).

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

The family would like to thank all of those at Shenandoah Valley Health & Rehab who watched over her since the beginning of her stay in December 2019. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. You were her second family. Special thanks to Debi Ruley and Kathy Painter for all their help during the past year. We wouldn't have made it without you.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Brethrern Church, 100 E. 29th St., Buena Vista, VA 24416 or the Buena Vista Rescue Squad, 2037 Sycamore Ave., Buena Vista, VA 24416.

Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Betty Ayers Hartbarger Betty Ayers Hartbarger
Lexington Resident Dies At Age 81

Betty Ayers Hartbarger, 81, of Lexington, Virginia, died Monday, January 4, 2021 at Heritage Hall.

Born January 22, 1939 in Lexington, she was a daughter of Sheridan Ayres and Jessie Trevey Ayres.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Herbert Davidson Hartbarger.

Surviving are her son, David Hartbarger and one grandchild.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2021 at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Patrick Lanaghan.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Theodore Curtis (Ted) Camp Sr. Theodore Curtis (Ted) Camp Sr.
Westvaco, Covington Motors Retiree Dies At Age 87

Theodore Curtis (Ted) Camp Sr., 87, of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021.

Born in Alvon, West Virginia on February 19, 1933, he was the son of the late Frederick Oliver Camp and Birdie Campbell Camp Fogus.

Ted was retired from Westvaco and Covington Motors.

He was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church of Covington, Virginia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Oliver Camp and sister, Marceline Camp Callison.

He leaves behind his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Okell Clendenen Camp; seven children, Theodore "Teddy" Camp Jr. (Rita), Donna Camp Glover (Richard), Barbara Camp Johnson (Lin), Robert Camp (Sherri), Samuel Camp (Laura), Jeffrey Camp (Lori), Bernetta Camp Sams (Doug); nineteen grandchildren, thirty-six great grandchildren and sixteen great-great grandchildren; four brothers, Lake Camp (Sarah), Lloyd Camp (Nancy), Eugene Camp (Roxie) and Glen Camp (Gail).

Graveside services will be private. There will be no visitation. The family would like to thank the staff at the Brian Center for the wonderful care provided to Ted, during his stay there.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.morganfh.net.

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV.

Obituary for Lantie M. Cole, Jr. Lantie M. Cole, Jr.
White Sulphur Springs Resident Was Greenbrier Hotel Pump Operator

Lantie M. Cole, Jr., 60, of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

He was born in White Sulphur Springs on March 10, 1960, the son of the late Lantie M. Cole, Sr., and Nina Sue Dean.

Lantie enjoyed hunting, but lawn care and landscaping was another strong passion.

He spent 34 years working at the Greenbrier Hotel as a pump operator before leaving and working at Davis Stuart.

Above all, Lantie's true love was his wife, daughters, and grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Sonja L. Cole; his daughters, Megan McCoy, Courtney Hudnall (Zackary), Lanti Cole (Steven); siblings, Robert Cole (Karon), Kathy Glover, and Lana Cole Massa; grandchildren, Ella McCoy, Finlee Hudnall, Cole McCoy, Raegan Hudnall, and expecting Xander Damon to make his arrival into the world any day; also surviving is his mother-in-law, Phyllis Sizemore (Gerald); father-in-law, Marshall Gabbert; sister-in-law, Tracy Persinger (Doug), and brother-in-law, Ray Gabbert (Dee).

Due to Covid-19 and Lantie's wishes, cremation will take place with a private celebration of life at Alleghany Memorial Park in the near future.

The Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Obituary for Donald Rudolph Muller Donald Rudolph Muller
Retired Hills And Dales Estate Grounds Superintendent Dies At Age 89

Donald Rudolph Muller, 89, of Lexington, Virginia, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at The Mayflower in Lexington.

Don was born July 23, 1931 in Palisades Park, N.J. to Rudolph Herman Muller and Dorothy Hancock Muller.

Don graduated from Teaneck High School in Teaneck, N.J. in 1949. He earned a BS in horticulture from Iowa State University in 1954 and was a member of the Alpha Tau Fraternity. Later in life he received an MS in library science from Atlanta University.

After serving in the U. S. Army and holding various jobs, Don was offered the opportunity to follow his passion for horticulture as the grounds superintendent of Ferrell Gardens on the Fuller E. Callaway Estate in LaGrange, Ga. Don retired after 25 years from what is now known as Hills & Dales Estate.

Don is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Dorothy "Pinkie" Muller and Nancy Ann Robeson.

Don is survived by his wife, Marilyn R. Muller; daughter, Ruth Ann Hildreth (Steve) of Lexington; son, Kevin Muller (Emily) of Huntersville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Sarah Hildreth, and Lola and Lucas Muller; nephews, Scott Robeson, Bryan Robeson and family; and niece, Kim Robeson-Rodgers and family.

There will be no funeral services at this time and interment of ashes will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y. at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers St., Lexington, VA 24450.

The family of Donald Muller wishes to extend our sincere thanks for all the loving care provided by The Mayflower and Rockbridge Area Hospice.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.



Obituary for Cardell Lewis Rosser Cardell Lewis Rosser
Rockbridge County Resident Was Outstanding Athlete

Cardell Lewis Rosser departed this precious life at Charlottesville (Virginia) Heart Transplant Medical Center on January 8, 2021.

Cardell was born August 10, 1987 at Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington.

He is the son of Laura L. Thompson and the late William (Bim) Spinner, and two beloved stepfathers, Thomas (TJ) Little, and Joseph Thompson.

Cardell had a smile that would light up your day. You never saw him with a frown on his face.

Cardell was an outstanding athlete. He excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. He was educated in the Rockbridge County school system, and went on to further his education at Grossmont College in San Diego, Calif.

He is surpassed in death by a cherished grandfather, who he loved very much, William (Bill) Spinner.

Leaving to cherish his beautiful memory: one loved and blessed child, Keyshawn Rosser, Mary Colucci (mother), of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Jonathan Langhorne of Lynchburg, and Thomas (JJ) Little Jr. of Glasgow; two grandmothers, Constance (Connie) Robinson of Glasgow, and Jean Spinner of Big Island; four aunts, Benita Fitz, Barbara Rosser, and Tonita Rogers, all of Glasgow, and Sherry Williams and husband, Douglass, of Danville; two uncles, Preston Little of Lynchburg, and Curtis Little, also godfather of Glasgow; three nephews, Jordan and Carter Langhorne of Lynchburg, and Adrian Cash Little of Buena Vista; two great aunts, Loretta Perkins of Lynchburg, and Joyce (Elaine) Carter, and husband, Jesse, of Glasgow; a very special friend, Ashley Riley; a god sister, Taniqua Early; and a host of family and friends, who loved Cardell very much.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 14 at Evergreen Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.



Obituary for Lucy Frances Dudley Marshall Lucy Frances Dudley Marshall
Rockbridge County Native Was Burlington Industries Retiree, Lexington Baptist Church Member

Lucy Frances Dudley Marshall of Plank Road (Rockbridge County, Virginia) gained her wings on January 10, 2021.

She is having a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time.

She was born on November 14, 1936 in Rockbridge County, the daughter of the late Otho Herman Dudley and Nellie Lee Dudley.

Lucy was the sixth of 10 siblings.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Dexter Marshall Jr.

Lucy was a member of Lexington Baptist Church and was retired from Burlington Industries with more than 30 years of service.

She also loved the family, bluegrass, and managed the Plank Road Express band for years.

She is survived by her brother, Wilton Dudley and sister, Joanne D. Moore. She leaves behind three children, Ronnie and Bridget Marshall, Debbie and Jerry Dameron of Natural Bridge, and Linda Sue Marshall of Staunton; grandchildren, Scott, Nicole, Sarah and Molly; and great-grandchildren, Madison, Elizabeth, Matthew, Honesty, Birdie, Ruby, Devin, Ann Marie and Gracie.

There will be a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Legacy Hospice, 17 Parkway Lane, Suite 100, Fishersville, VA 22939.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.



Obituary for Betty Josephine Huffman Anderson Betty Josephine Huffman Anderson
Lewisburg Retired Seamstress Was Calvary Baptist Church Member

Betty Josephine Huffman Anderson of Lewisburg, West Virginia, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the age of 90, after a long, full life.

She was married to the late Eugene Anderson, Sr.

Betty worked at the old Burlington Ribbon Factory in White Sulphur Springs and was a seamstress.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lewisburg.

She is survived by her son, Gene Anderson and his wife, Pam, of Lewisburg, WV; her daughter, Julie Masters and her husband, Tony of Massanutten, VA; five grandchildren, Amanda Siler, Emilee White, Cameron Masters, Daniel Anderson, and Stephanie Peyatt, and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Mildred Robinson of Covington, Virginia, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Entombment will follow at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lewisburg.

Family and friends will be received from 1:00 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home on Thursday.

Covid19 guidelines of wearing a mask and social distancing will be enforced.



Obituary for Walter Daniel (W.D.) Goad Walter Daniel (W.D.) Goad
Owner, Founder Of Goad's Body Shop 'Never Met A Car He Couldn't Fix'

Walter Daniel (W.D.) Goad, 67, of Lexington, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2021.

Born October 27, 1953 in Rockbridge County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Lutie Goad.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Wray, and brother-in-law, Tom Spillers.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Brenda Shipman Goad; his children, J. D. Goad and wife, Denisa of Fairfield, Amanda Goad and husband, Scott of Lexington and step-children, Ray Shipman and wife, Jessica and Mandie Clark. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Diana, Jonathan, Cameron, Chance, Grayson and step-granddaughter Hazel; brother, Charlie and wife, Delores Goad; three sisters, Barbara and husband, Bill Cole, Bonnie and husband, Brian Lonon and Brenda Spillers; and many nieces and nephews.

W. D. was the owner and founder of Goad's Body Shop in 1987. W. D. loved cars – old cars, new cars, fixing cars and drag racing. He never met a car he couldn't fix. He was a big man with an even bigger heart. He never met a stranger and loved to laugh. He loved people and enjoyed helping others when in need (very quietly – trying not to bring attention to himself). Over the past 13 years, W. D. raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Rockbridge Area Hospice with his Goad's Classic Cruise In car shows.

W. D. especially loved his grandchildren who "PawPaw" loved to spoil. He had many close friends across the country, but considered Johnny Swink like a brother. If you were fortunate enough to meet W. D. Goad you would know that he was unique and loved by his family, friends, employees, customers and his community. His legacy will live on and he will never be forgotten.

A graveside service will be conducted at Timber Ridge Presbyterian on Saturday, January 16 at 2 p.m. by Pastor Brandon McClung.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice. The family would like to thank Dr. Marsh for his kind and loving care.

Arrangements are handled by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for William Stanley Hartless William Stanley Hartless
Buena Vista Resident Dies At Age 69

William Stanley Hartless, 69, of Buena Vista, Virginia, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, January 8, 2021.

Born April 5, 1951 in Rockbridge County, he was the son of the late Walter B. Hartless and Estell Dunn Hartless.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Lee Garrett Hartless.

Surviving are his son, Bill and wife, Angela; three grandchildren, Skylar Hartless, Nathaniel Park, and Kody Park; brother, Johnny Hartless; sister, Stella Baker; and special sister-in-law, Nettie Garrett.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 13 at Green Hill Cemetery with Pastor Roger Smith officiating.

Masks and social distancing are required. Special thanks to the RMH staff.

Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Jo Ann Higgins Jo Ann Higgins
WalMart Retiree Dies At Age 77

Jo Ann Higgins, 77, of Lexington, Virginia, died Saturday, January 9, 2021 at her home.

Born August 26, 1943 in Rockbridge County, she was a daughter of the late Roy Hinty Dale and Susie Wills Dale.

Jo Ann retired from Wal-Mart and loved riding her John Deere Gator while checking her cows.

Surviving are her husband, Joe Allen Higgins; children, Chris Higgins (Emily), and Brian Higgins (Tracy); brother, James Dale; sister, Betty Kirby; and four grandchildren, Brandi, Alisha, Austin and Trey.

At Jo Ann's request, there will be no service.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary for Anne Bower Johnson Maxwell Anne Bower Johnson Maxwell
Lexington Resident Dies At Age 84

Anne Bower Johnson Maxwell, 84, of Lexington, Virginia, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., and Bedford, died January 8, 2021 at the Borden Center at Kendal.

Anne was born January 6, 1937 in Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Garland and Marie Johnson and her brother, Ed Johnson.

Anne is survived by her husband of 61 years, Tom Maxwell; her sister, Jean Cashion; her four children, their spouses and 12 grandchildren, Anne (Bill) McGee, Sam, Jack and Teddy McGee; Mary (Bill) Frothingham, Max and Emily Frothingham; Michael (Helen) Maxwell, Thomas, Peter, John and Charlotte Maxwell; and Joseph (Juliana) Maxwell, Wyatt, Rudy and Hadley Maxwell.

The family is deeply appreciative of those that provided care and comfort to Anne in the last months of her life.

No services are planned. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.