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Cathaline Crawford Kesler, 81, of Lexington died July 29

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Cathaline Crawford Kesler, 81, of Lexington died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at home.

Born Feb. 27, 1933, in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late Ott and Hattie Crawford.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Owen Kesler Jr.

Mrs. Kesler's passion was hunting deer and fishing.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, and was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Theodore S. "Peppy" Kesler and wife Patricia; and one granddaughter, Catherine Ann Kesler.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with Rev. Derryl LaFave officiating. Burial will follow in Stonewall Jackson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Larry Wayne Stuart, 54, of Fairfield died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

 

Larry Wayne Stuart, 54, of Fairfield died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 13 1960, in Rockbridge County, a son of Annie Lee McNeil and the late Glen Green. Larry enjoyed football, racing and listening to music.

Surviving are his wife, Deborah Stewart; daughter Bettie Sierra Stewart, step-mother Kathrine Green; siblings Peggy McNeil of Christiansburg, Kenneth Stewart of Buena Vista, Luciane Green of Philadelphia, Pa., Osaoldo Green of Philadelphia, Pa.; nieces Jessica McNeil of Vinton and Larissa Lucas of Philadelphia; nephews Julian Green of Philadelphia, Pa., and Antwon Toliver; also survived by special extended family Josie Fauber her daughters Brittany and Kayla and special friends at Washington and Lee.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Lee Chapel by the Rev. Nathaniel Perkins. Burial will follow at Timber Ridge A.R. Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Bolling, Grose and Lotts funeral chapel.

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

 

Lydia Lee Clark, 61, of Buena Vista died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Buena Vista.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Lydia Lee Clark, 61, of Buena Vista died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Buena Vista.

She was born June 20, 1953, in Alexandria, a daughter of Troy Milton Clark and the late Virginia Jordan Clark. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by a brother Troy M. Clark Jr., a sister, Shirley Crabtree, and brother-in-law J. Richard Deal.

Lydia was a member of Neriah Baptist Church. Surviving are her sisters, Betty Henry and husband Jay of Atlanta, Mich., and Judy Blevins and husband Joe of Abingdon; brother Ronald Clark of Buena Vista; brother-in-law Edward Crabtree of Romney, W.Va.; three nieces, three nephews, numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews and three uncles; special uncle Curtis Clark of Vesuvius; seven aunts; and a special cousin, Bill Clark.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bill Cobble officiating.   There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice, P.O. 948 Lexington VA 24450.

Arrangements were by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Shirley Mae Monteith, 73, of Glasgow died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Shirley Mae Monteith, 73, of Glasgow died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 24, 1941, in Rockbridge County a daughter of the late Russell Gilliam and Gracie McDaniel Gilliam. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Monteith Sr. and her son, James Lee Monteith Jr.

Surviving are her children Cathy M. Jenkins of Montvale, Donna M. Clark of Buena Vista, Deborah J. Monteith, of Glasgow, Crystal D. Monteith of Bedford and Allan Q. Monteith of Bedford; brothers John David Gilliam of Natural Bridge Station, Kenneth Gilliam of Arlington, Texas; 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Harrison Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Matt Coiner. Burial will follow at Glasgow Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

James Ernest Phillips, 77, of Buena Vista, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his home.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

 

James Ernest Phillips, 77, of Buena Vista, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home.

He was born April 16, 1937, in Thomasville, Ala., a son of the late Grover E. “Popper” Phillips and Effie Rush Phillips. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Mr. Phillips was a member of the Greater Vision Pentecostal Assembly Church.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Barger Phillips; two daughters, Brenda P. Moneymaker and husband Jerry and Linda P. Knick and husband Darryl; one brother, Noah Phillips; one sister, Madeline Pugh; four grandchildren, Anthony Eshaghi, Ashley Barnett, Patrick Knick and James Moneymaker; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 28, at the Greater Vision Pentecostal Assembly Church in Buena Vista by the Rev. Steve Ramsey and the Rev. W. David Bain. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.