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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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Grover Cleveland Smith, 74, of Lexington died June 22

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Grover Cleveland Smith, 74, of Lexington, who ran the pro shop at Lexington Golf & Country Club for 50 years, died Sunday, June 22, at his home.

A funeral will be held at Harrison Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 1, at 11 a.m.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Robert D. Leech Sr., 92, of Glasgow died June 22

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Robert Dewey Leech Sr., 92, of Glasgow died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Buena Vista.

Born Oct. 2, 1921, in Rockbridge County, he was a son of the late Ernest T. “Tucker” Leech and Kate Blair Wade Leech. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Dewey “Robbie” Leech Jr.

Mr. Leech was a member of the Glasgow Presbyterian Church, member of the Glasgow Life Saving and First Aid Crew, and served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Hilda Bywaters Leech of Glasgow; two daughters, Catherine Ann Heath and husband Wayne of Fincastle; Carolyne Sue Mayo and husband Larry of Natural Bridge Station; two brothers, Phil Leech of Lexington; Clinton Leech of Buena Vista; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Glasgow Presbyterian Church with the Rev. W. David Bain and Pastor Tony Nix officiating. Burial will follow with military rights at Glasgow Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.