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William "Bill" Sensabaugh Sr., 92, of Staunton died April 16

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William Earman “Bill” Sensabaugh Sr., 92, widower of Ethel Mae (Lambert) Sensabaugh, of Staunton, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Brownsburg, a son of the late John William and Sally (Blackwell) Sensabaugh.

Mr. Sensabaugh was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World
War II.

Prior to retirement, he was employed by Smith’s Transfer as a truck driver.

He was a member of Fifth Street United Brethren Church.

Family members include a son, William E. Sensabaugh Jr. and wife Norma of West Virginia; two daughters, Hazel Nutty and Mary Benson, both of Staunton; six grandchildren, Lisa Welcher and boyfriend Jason Life, Rene Skone and husband Bryan of Collegeville, Penn., Chris Benson of Staunton, William Sensabaugh III andTimothy Sensabaugh, both of West Virginia, and Tracey Whaley of Cumberland, Md; and six great-grandchildren, Gabbie, William IV, Bryan Evans, Lillie, Hannah and William Xavier Benson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Peggy Sensabaugh of Raphine and Dave and Evelyn of Troutville; a sister and brother-in-law, Dot and Ralph Moore of Lexington; and very special friend, Dorothy Berger.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Delores Turner; nine brothers and half-brothers; and one half-sister.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Thornrose Cemetery by Rev. Debra Copeland.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 215, Fishersville, VA 22939.

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Roy Everett Chester, 70, of Lexington died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

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Roy Everett Chester, 70, of Lexington died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

He was born Oct. 3, 1943, in Statesboro, Ga., a son of the late James Gordon Chester and Lila Hendrix Chester.

Mr. Chester was a member of the Effinger Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

Surviving are his wife, Linda W. Chester of Lexington; daughter Michele Humphries of Statesboro, Ga.; step-children Kathy Flakes of Waynesboro Ga., and Matt Stone of Ludowici, Ga.; two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Harrison Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Skip Hastings. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made his memory to Shriners Hospital for Children Fund; 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.

Thelma Deering Preston, 96, of Brandon, Fla., died April 12

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Thelma Deering Preston, 96, of Brandon, Fla., passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

A native of Grove City, Penn., she had resided in Brandton for two years, coming from West Virginia.

She is survived by four nieces; four nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

The family will visit with friends from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Southern Funeral Care, 10510 Riverview Drive, Riverview, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 East Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33605.

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Kimberly Susan Fainter, 47, of Glasgow died April 15

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Kimberly Susan Fainter, 47, of Glasgow died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home.

Born Oct. 9, 1966, in Lexington, she was a daughter of Fred O. Fainter and the late Nancy Hall Fainter.

 Kim was employed by Kroger in Lexington for over 30 years.

In addition to her father surviving are three brothers, Kenny Empting and wife Vicki of Germantown, Tenn., Randy Empting and wife Cindy of Ponca City, Okla., and Gary Empting and wife Diane of Coppell, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Glasgow Cemetery with the Rev. Lester W. Kennedy III officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kim’s memory to the Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers St., Lexington, VA 24450.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Betty Lou "Boo" Jolly, 85, of Goshen died April 12

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 Betty Lou Carter "Boo" Jolly, 85, of 892 Virginia Ave., Goshen,
Virginia went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at
Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington, Virginia. 

     Mrs. Jolly was born August 9, 1928 to the late H.D. "Hob" and Marie W.

     Mrs. Jolly "Boo" retired from the then Kings Daughters Hospital in
Staunton, Virginia as a Human Resources Officer. After retirement, she
enjoyed her granddaughters of whom she loved very much. She opened the Jolly
Shoppe in Goshen until her health would no longer let her enjoy her shop.
She blessed many people with her beautiful handmade quilts and looked
forward to going to auctions and having yard sales with the help of her
devoted son-in-law, Paul Thornsbury. She was always finding a way to care
for and help others. 

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jolly was preceded in death by her
husband, Robert L. "Bob" Jolly; her sister, Elise C. Loving and special
nephew, Dallas Loving.

     She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Bobbie Jolly Thornsbury &
special son-in-law, Paul Thornsbury of Goshen; granddaughters, Leslie Marie
Thornsbury of Roanoke, Virginia and Emily Lou Thornsbury of Richmond,
Virginia; a great-granddaughter, Alana Zelasko of Roanoke; her brother, H.D.
"Buster" Carter of Goshen; special nieces, Jenna Conner & husband Roy, Trudy
McNew, Linda Dixon, Debbie Miller, Pattie Bone & husband Fletcher; and
nephew, George Loving & wife Rita; special friend, Gloria Fridley of Goshen;
and longtime dear devoted friend, Kathleen Hampton of Goshen.

     A private memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a
later date with family and friends.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Goshen First
Aid or Goshen Volunteer Fire Company or charity of your choice.

     Arrangements are being handled by Craigsville Funeral Home. Online
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