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Jacquelyn Haller Newcomer of Buena Vista died June 26

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Jacquelyn Haller Newcomer, of Buena Vista, died on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Heritage Hall in Lexington.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1938, in Waynesboro. Her parents and her sister preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a special son.

Ms. Newcomer graduated from Waynesboro High School in 1955; she graduated from Dunsmore Business College. Ms. Newcomer retired after 51 years of service at the Rockbridge Area Social Services Department.

Family night will be Friday, June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McDow Funeral Home in Waynesboro.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 28, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Waynesboro at 11 a.m., followed  by interment at Augusta Memorial Park in Waynesboro. There will be a celebration of life held at the Christ Episcopal Church in Buena Vista at 4 p.m. following the services.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306 Charlottesville, VA 22901, or the Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers Street, Lexington, VA 24450.

Arrangements are by McDow Funeral Home.

Lenwood Howard Humphries, 64, of Vesuvius died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Lenwood Howard Humphries, 64, of Vesuvius died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.

He was born July 25, 1949, in Lexington a son of Dorothy Snyder Humphries and Howard Lenwood Humphries. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by one son, Charles R. Humphries and one daughter, Ashley Brooke Humphries.

Mr. Humphries was a member of the Mt. Paran Baptist Church, retired from DuPont after many years of service, and served his country in the United States Navy.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathy Groah Humphries of Vesuvius; two sons, Lee Humphries of Raphine and Shawn Humphries of Vesuvius; one daughter, Brandy Hulvey of Staunton; one sister, Judy Harmon of Florida; three brothers, Larry Humphries of Fairfield, Leon Humphries of Staunton and J.W. Humphries of Verona; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Fred Salmons. Burial will follow at Mt. Paran Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Eddie Lee Hostetter, 52, of Lexington died June 24

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Eddie Lee Hostetter, 52, of Lexington died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his home.

Born July 17, 1961, in Rockbridge County, he was a son of Florence Clark Hostetter and the late Oliver Martin Hostetter.

Mr. Hostetter hung and finished drywall in the community for over 35 years and was a member of the Painter Mountain Hunt Club.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Adriene G. Hostetter of Lexington; and five siblings, Randall Hostetter of Texas, Larry Hostetter, Steven Hostetter, Carol Hostetter and Rhonda Rhodenizer, all of Lexington.

A celebration of his life will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, June 27, at his home at 2182 Big Hill Road, with the Rev. Skip Hastings officiating. Burial will be private. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Effinger First Responders, 2824 Collierstown Road, Lexington, VA 24450.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Carol Ann Grim, 72, of Buchanan died June 26

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Carol Ann Grim, 72, of Buchanan, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman L. and Audrey Grim.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Lori Grim; nieces, Britta and Blair Grim, all of Buchanan; aunt, Eleanor Camper of Roanoke; and numerous cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, in High Bridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Woody officiating. 

Arrangements are by Botetourt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com.

Edward Crawford, 87, of Lexington died June 18

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On the morning of June 18, 2014, Edward McAllister Crawford passed away peacefully at Havenwood Assisted Living in Lexington. Edward was 87 years old.

Edward was born in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 20, 1926, the second son of Ruth Backus Crawford and Robert Crawford. Edward was raised in Forest Park, Ill., where he met Elaine, his beloved wife of 65 years.

Edward is preceded in death by his son Mark and brother Theodore.

He is survived by his wife Elaine, daughters Karen and Deborah and granddaughter Katie.

At 18 Edward joined the U.S. Marines, serving in World War II. Edward enjoyed a 50-year career as a commercial artist in Chicago, Ill. After retirement, he drove a school bus in Glen Ellyn, Ill, for nine years.

Edward enjoyed home renovation, carpentry, antiquing and family card games.

He will be missed.

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