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Louis Edward Murray

Aug 7, 2022

 

Louis Edward Murray, 59, of Warm Springs, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022 at his home.

He was born March 10, 1963 in Manassas, a son of the late Clarence and Mary (Lane) Murray.

A mechanic by trade, Louis loved restoring old cars and trucks. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting and camping. He also enjoyed time spent digging...

Dorothy Jean Shepherd

Aug 3, 2022

 

Dorothy “Dot” Jean (Colaw) Shepherd, 95, of Monterey, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton.

She was born in Blue Grass, on March 25, 1927, a daughter of the late George Edward and Virgie Belle (Swecker) Colaw.

An avid basketball player, Dot attended Blue Grass Schools and would recount memories of playing...

Sharon Ann Lotts

Jul 5, 2022

 

 

Sharon Ann Lotts, 79, of Fishersville, passed away after surgery on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.

She was born on March 20, 1943 in Amsterdam, New York, a daughter of the late Francis Allen and Doris Elaine (Phillips) Wagar.

A 1960 graduate of Santa Maria High School, Sharon went on to earn...

Peggy Jean Paulette (Burns) Armstrong

Jun 28, 2022

 

Peggy Jean Paulette (Burns) Armstrong, 73, of Churchville passed away, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Augusta Health.

She was born August 4, 1948 in Highland County, a daughter of the late William McKeffer and Audra Madeline (Hoover) Burns. On January 10, 1969 she married Marvin “Toots” Armstrong.

An accomplished artist, Peggy loved to draw and color. She enjoyed her...

Wanda Mae (Rexrode) Carroll

Jun 24, 2022

 

Wanda Mae (Rexrode) Carroll, 91, of Mill Gap, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022 at Augusta Nursing and Rehab in Fishersville.

She was born January 28, 1931 in Highland County, a daughter of the late Floyd William and Lillie Mae (Wimer) Rexrode. She married James Vaiden “Amos” Carroll, who preceded her in death, August 5, 1979.

A member of...

Linda Nipper

Jun 15, 2022

Linda Carol Nipper, 71, of Monterey, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.

She was born May 20, 1951 in Augusta County, a daughter of the late Okie Alexander and Elizabeth “Libby” (Grogg) Nipper.

A longtime resident of Highland County, Linda was a member of Church...

Diane Klein

Jun 13, 2022

Diane Linda Rosebraugh Klein, 84, of Head Waters, died on Monday, June 13, 2022 at her home. She was surrounded by her loving family and her three dear canine companions, Max, Buddy, and Louie.

She was born on April 30, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Albert J. Rosebraugh and Pearl (Julien) Rosebraugh. She attended George...

George "Goog" Colaw

Jun 8, 2022

George “Goog” Junior Colaw, 92, of Blue Grass passed away, Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in the Blue Grass home in which he was born.

Born April 11, 1930, he was a son of the late George Edward and Virgie Belle (Swecker) Colaw.

He spent his youth working on the family farm, and his free time...

Richard "Ritchie" Roberts

May 23, 2022

Richard “Ritchie” Dale Roberts, 92,of Burnsville, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022 at his home.

He was born in Bath County on June 22, 1929, a son of the late Clarence Lacy and Mary Virginia (Pullin) Roberts. On December 22, 1950 he married Twila Jane Burns who preceded him in death on March 27, 2006.

Ritchie...

Debra King

May 16, 2022

Debra “Debbie” Kay Hiner King, 61, of Mountain Grove, passed away peacefully Monday, May 16, 2022 surrounded by love in her home where she has resided over the past 40 years.

She was born June 2, 1960 in Marlinton, WV, a daughter of the late Calvin Lee and Edna Marie (Wanless) Hiner. She was a graduate of...

Tracy Triplett

May 11, 2022

Tracy Eugene Triplett, 58, of Blue Grass, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at his home.

He was born July 22, 1963, in Dumfries, a son of the late Billy Lee and Shirley Mae (Gum) Triplett.

Tracy was a plumber by trade. He enjoyed serving the community that he loved so much, no matter the...

Jean Chestnut

Apr 28, 2022

Helen “Jean” (Harper) Chestnut, 79, of Bridgewater, passed away on April 28, 2022, at Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

She was born on June 27, 1942, in Cave, WV to the late Roscoe Thomas and Bessie May (Mowery) Harper.  She grew up in Franklin, WV, and graduated from Franklin High School.

Jean married Lyle Douglas Chestnut...

Donald Rexrode

Apr 24, 2022

Donald “Don” Lee Rexrode, 74, of Franklin, WV, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022, at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va.

He was born in Franklin on October 9, 1947, the son of the late Mary Catherine Rexrode.

Don was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Franklin Moose Lodge and proud member of the...

Deborah Miller

Apr 17, 2022

Deborah Kay (Stuart) Miller, 66, of Pasadena, Md., passed away, Sunday, April 17, 2022 while visiting her son in Ruckersville, Va.

She was born In Staunton on February 16, 1956, the daughter of the late Weldon Allen and Laura Alice (Kiracofe) Stuart.

Debbie graduated with honors from Fort Defiance High School and Magna Cum Laude...

Edward "Squeecy" Blackwell

Apr 15, 2022

Edward Leroy "Squeecy" Blackwell, 63, of Churchville passed away Friday, April 15, 2022 at UVA.

Mr. Blackwell was born in Staunton on July 27, 1958, a son of the late Homer Thomas Sr. and Mary Alice (Weaver) Blackwell.

A service representative, Eddie was employed with Lab Corp, who loved visiting with the staff in the...

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