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Jackie Smith of Newton, N.C., died July 21

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Jacqueline (Jackie) Edwards Smith of Newton, N.C., went to live with the Lord on Monday, July 21, 2014.

Born on Nov. 18, 1935, in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Serle Malcom Edwards and Violet Jackson Edwards of Charlottesville.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, James (Jim) Howard Smith III of 58 years. She is also survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James Howard Smith IV and Debora Wright Smith, of Blowing Rock, N.C.; a son, Steven Edwards Smith, and Dr. Ron Mariotti of Seattle, Wash.; and a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Smith Graham and Greg Graham, of Park City, Utah. She is also survived by granddaughters Teresa Baily Smith and Kathryn Blake Smith, both of Blowing Rock; grandsons Peter Hayes Graham, John Jackson Graham; and granddaughter Caroline Maria Graham of Park City, Utah. Other survivors include a brother-in-law, Edward L. Smith and wife, Anne of Charlottesville; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Suzanne Smith Potter and husband, George.

Mrs. Smith graduated from Lane High School in Charlottesville, where she was a member of about every club in school and a varsity cheerleader. She later attended Mary Washington College. Later in life, Mrs. Smith and her husband, owned and she operated Ladies Specialty Shoppe in Buena Vista and J.J. Twiggs stores on Hilton Head Island for years.

Jackie traveled to numerous countries on different continents for many years with a group known as the “Wild Bunch.” They were 12 ladies that traveled the globe and had a ton of fun together.

Jackie was a very devout Christian and was loved by literally everyone who knew her. She was a student of the Bible, was a member and teacher in the BSF Bible study group in several different states. She was also an instructor at Catawba Valley Community College for people with special needs.

Jackie was an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Newton, N.C., and a teacher of young people at LOGOS. She served with Presbyterian Women, many church committees and different circles. She was voted Woman of the Year at First Presbyterian, Newton; she traveled on mission trips to Mexico to help build homes.

Jackie and her husband Jim shared a wonderful life together; she was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother, who lived out her faith in many ways. She valued and lived her service to God through her work with children and adults by teaching, tutoring, example and loving. Her home was always filled with love and laughter and everyone was welcome. Her hospitality was automatically known to all.

Jackie will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, July 23, at First Presbyterian Church in Newton, with Rev. Steven Barnes and Rev. Fred Thompson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Research in care of Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Condolences may be sent to the Smith family at .

Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Smith family.

Mary E. Clark, 74, died July 31

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Mary E. Clark, 74, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Golden Living Center.

She was born on Sept. 28, 1939, a daughter of the late William and Lutie Clark.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Nick Clark; a sister, Priscilla Clark; and a niece, Christy Wagner.

She is survived by her two sisters, Phyllis Napier and Junia Clark of Raphine; nephews Dave Clark, Dwain Branham, Dale Wagner, Scott Clark and Eric Clark; and niece Cindy Nuckoles. In addition she is survived by numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Mary’s body will be donated to science and a memorial service will be held on Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at Full Gospel House of Prayer, 3022 Raphine Road, Raphine, VA 24472. The Pastor Dale Huff will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice.


Sue Pugh, 53, of Natural Bridge Staton died Aug. 3

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Billie Sue Pugh, 53, of Natural Bridge Station, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at her home.

Born Dec. 19, 1960, she was a daughter of Peggy Clark Pugh, Lexington and the late James William Pugh. She was a member of Beth Horon United Methodist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a half sister, Donna P. Branham and husband Marshall of Glasgow; two sisters, Deneise P. Shafer and husband Allen of Natural Bridge Station and Tracy P. Hite and husband Malcolm of Natural Bridge Station; special niece, Meagan Hite; special nephews, Ryan Hite and Brandon Farrow; special friend, Sara Tomlin; and companion, Tyson.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thad Decker officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and at other times at the home of Deneise Shafer, 40 Manor View Court, Natural Bridge Station.

Doris Staton Camden, 80, of Glasgow died Aug. 1

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Doris Staton Camden, 80, of Glasgow died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Kendal.

Born Oct. 3, 1933, in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin U. Staton and Violet Howell Staton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Camden; a sister, Alice Moore; and a brother, Benjamin Staton.

She attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and was a school bus driver for many years for Rockbridge County Schools.  Her many hobbies included cross stitching, crafts, fishing, music, and she loved bluegrass festivals.  She is deeply appreciated by her children and grandchildren for the time she spent teaching and playing with them.

Surviving are her children, Carolyn Sue Allen (Eddie), William F. Camden Jr. (Page); Benjamin C. Camden (Teresa); grandchildren, Hailey Camden (Dustin Hamm), Christian Camden; great-granddaughter, Brenley P. Hamm; siblings, Shirley M. Camden, Ailie Dale, Margaret Moore (Bernard), James R. Staton (Judy) and Charles Staton (Vivian).

The family wants to give special thanks to the nurses and staff at Kendal at Lexington and also to Hospice.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Copper officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Roy Henry Camden, 73, of Lexington died Aug. 2

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Roy Henry Camden, 73, of Lexington, passed on Aug. 2, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Camden was born on Nov. 30, 1940, and was a son of the late Warren A. Camden and Annie Fitzgerald Camden.

Mr. Camden is survived by his wife, Grace Camden; a son, Lee Camden and Lisa; grandchildren Shelby Camden, Jeremiah Robinson; special nephew Cricket Hamilton and his family, Donna Saunders, Jessica and Ashley Hamilton; also special friends H.R. Harrison, Don Joiner and Porter Wines and many others.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Bolling Grose & Lotts Chapel. Burial will follow at Falling Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.