Larry Wayne Smith


Larry SmithLarry Wayne Smith, age 55, of McDowell, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Smith was born January 23, 1959 in Harrisonburg, a son of the late Wilmer Carl and Irene (Ober) Smith.

Mr. Smith was an employee with Highland County Solid Waste and Recycling and a member of the McDowell Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed the outdoors, caring for his fish pond and flowers, truck pulls, and mowing grass. Above all, Larry loved his family and time spent playing with his grandson.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Smith and Nancy Floyd; brother, Donald Smith; and grandson, Jordan Moats.

Surviving family members include two sons, Eric Smith and wife, Santana of Goshen, and Derek Smith of McDowell; daughter, Kelly Moats and husband, Grady of McDowell; grandson, Braiden Moats; sisters, Yvonne Smith and companion, Roy Kisamore of Churchville, and Susan Simmons and husband, Dennis of Monterey; his brother, Wilmer Smith Jr. and wife, Coretta of Verona; special nephew, Roger Smith of Burnsville; as well as a special caregiver, Kay Smith of McDowell.

A funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2014 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with the Rev. Beth Pyles officiating. Interment will follow in McKendree Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and other times at the home.

Active pallbearers include Timmy Neil, David Neil, Josh Armstrong, Craig Smith, Mike Strickler, Jesse Lynn Eckard, Leonard Neil, and Steve Hamilton. Members of the McDowell Volunteer Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Larry Smith Memorial Fund, c/o McDowell Volunteer Fire Department, 527 Windrush Lane, Doe Hill, VA 24433.

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Allene A. Echard Gutshall


Allene A. Echard Gutshall, 84, of Woodbridge, passed away Sept. 24, 2014.

She was born in Monterey on May 4, 1930, the daughter of the late William and Rose Halterman Echard.  She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold M. Gutshall; and a sister, Catherine Echard.  Her survivors include son, Ronald L. and wife Phyllis Gutshall of Woodbridge; a granddaughter, Leslie Safford of Woodbridge; and a brother, Pete and wife Norma Jean Echard of Monterey.

Visitations will be held on Monday, Sept. 29, from 5-8 p.m. at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Boulevard, Dale City; and also at Obaugh Funeral Home, 8739 Highland Turnpike, McDowell, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 9-11 a.m., with a graveside service at noon in Monterey Cemetery.

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Carl O. Wilson, Sr.


Carl Otis “Butch” Wilson, Sr., of Staunton, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 at his home. He was born August 26, 1947 in Highland County a son of late Thurman Otis “Fuzzy” Wilson and Catherine (Malone) Wilson of Staunton.

He was a member of Smokey Row Baptist Church and had been employed as a custodian for the City of Staunton. He loved spending time with his family and camping and was a Redskins football fan.

Carl is survived by his wife, Vickie W. Wilson; his mother, Catherine Wilson and a special friend, William Woodson of Hagerstown, MD; two daughters, Carla “Sissy” Wilson and companion, Alan of Harrisonburg and Renee Terry and husband, Joe of Charlottesville; two sons, Carl Wilson, Jr. and wife, Tauheedah of Charlotte, NC and Christopher Wilson and companion, Cassandra of Port Orange, FL; three brothers, Lewis Wilson and wife, Sharon, Charlie Wilson and companion, Crystal, Ralph Wilson and companion, Cindy all of Staunton and twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.. Also surviving are seven step-children including, Keith Toliver and wife, Tabitha of Staunton, whom he raised; four step-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Earl Lee Wilson.

A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Community United Methodist Church with the Rev. Samuel Anderson and Pastor Eric Strother officiating.  Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memory Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Zane Davenport, Curtis Smith, Donald Anderson, Ronnie Lockridge, Donald Strother, Eric C. Wilson, Brad Sprouse and Darrell Ralston.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Laura Alice (Kiracofe) Stuart


Laura StuartLaura Alice Stuart, 79, of Headwaters, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Augusta Health. She was born December 13, 1934 in Doe Hill a daughter of the late Jessie Booker and Viola Roxie (Botkin) Kiracofe.

Mrs. Stuart was a homemaker, who was a very caring and giving person. She loved to spend time with her family and enjoyed reading, quilting and gardening.

On December 12, 1952, she married Weldon Allen Stuart, who preceded her in death on August 3, 1991. She was also predeceased by her son, Phillip A. Stuart; sister, Dorothy McCray and brother, Gilbert Botkin.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah S. Miller of Pasadena, MD; two sons, William S. Stuart of Headwaters and James G. Stuart and wife, Cynthia of Staunton; seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Timothy, JoBeth and Evan Stuart, Matthew, Jesse and Rachael Miller and three great-grandchildren, Colin Stuart, Mason and Isabella Miller. She also leaves behind her sister, Myrtle Hoover and husband, Gernon of Moyers, WV and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Obaugh Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Headwaters Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Obaugh Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Headwaters Cemetery, c/o Elmo Varner, 14592 Highland Turnpike, Headwaters, VA 24442.

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Elsie McCormick


McCormick PhotoElsie S. McCormick, 96, of Waynesboro and formerly of Williamsville, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at the home of her granddaughter, Tammy. She was born February 12, 1918 in Huntersville, WV a daughter of the late Davis Fulton and Florence Lillian Shinaberry.

Mrs. McCormick was a homemaker and was once employed by VSDB in the dining hall. She enjoyed her cats, raising chickens, gardening and canning. Above all, she loved time spent with her granddaughters and great-grandchildren. Mrs. McCormick was a faithful member of Williamsville Presbyterian Church.

On May 19, 1943, she married Charles Revercomb McCormick, who preceded her in death on September 20, 1992. Additionally, Mrs. McCormick was predeceased by her sister, Lillian Snipstad and two brothers, Alvin and Harlan Shinaberry.

Mrs. McCormick is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles Davis and Carolyn McCormick of Williamsville; two granddaughters, Gail Armstrong and husband, Kevin of New Hope and Tammy Gallimore and husband, Jay of Waynesboro; five great-grandchildren, Kylie and Abigail Armstrong, Hunter, Melody and Forrest Gallimore and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2014 at Obaugh Funeral Home with Pastor Clair Heatwole officiating.

Burial will follow in McClinic/Williamsville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be A.D., Curtis, Danny and Ashley Shinaberry, Jeffery Strickler and Mark Zimmerman. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends attending the service.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Obaugh Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Williamsville Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, c/o Pam Webb, 13646 Dry Run Rd, Williamsville, VA or McClintic/Williamsville Cemetery, c/o Robert Marshall 13039 Tower Hill Rd, Williamsville, VA 24487 or Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 215, Fishersville, VA 22939.

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Delores M. Kutsick


Dolores M. (Campbell) Kutsick, 79, of Fairview Park, OH, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, August 27, 2014. She was interred in the McKendree Cemetery, McDowell on Saturday, September 6th next to her husband of 52 years, George S. Kutsick.

Dolores is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Koressa and Joseph Malcolm of McDowell; her son Chris Kustick of Fairview Park, OH; grandchildren Roy and Rachel Malcolm of Swoope; and sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Frank Gudac of Uniontown, PA.

A life-long homemaker and gardener, Dolores’ home was always beautiful and welcoming. She never missed an opportunity to offer a home-cooked meal or a cool glass of tea for the hungry or weary visitor. Her gardens were serene and lovely. Her poise and grace were admired and she will be greatly missed by all.

The family wishes to thank the David Martins Funeral Home in Cleveland, OH and the Obaugh Funeral home in McDowell for their assistance in this time of sadness.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Highland Humane Society, P.O. Box 458, Monterey, VA 24465; The Highland Education Foundation, P.O. Box 252, Monterey, VA 24465; or the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind Foundation, P.O. Box 2069, Staunton, VA 24401.

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Glenn “Bill” Kincaid


Bill KincaidGlenn William “Bill” Kincaid, 65, of 2820 Old Greenville Rd, Staunton passed away Friday, September 5, 2014. He was born March 10, 1949 in Staunton a son of the late Patricia Riley Nuckoles and Glenn Brisen “Bunny” Kincaid.

Mr. Kincaid served in the U.S. Army and retired from ASR in Verona after 28 years.

He leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Judy Kincaid; sons, Robert “Bobby” Keyser, Wayne Keyser and wife, Kathy, Allen Keyser and wife, Jessica, Lawrence Tenerowicz and wife, Amanda and Kevin Robertson; grandchildren, Kimberly Cash and husband, Anthony, Kayla C. Keyser and fiancé, Brandon Taylor, Cameron Keyser, Chase Keyser, Aaron and Kayla Keyser, Kaylee Dyson and Gabriel Robertson; great-grandchildren, Jada Woods and Aaliyah Keyser. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Phyllis Lowe and husband, Tommy, Doris Pruitt, Roger Kincaid and wife, Isabelle, Joseph Kincaid, Nancy Wiseman and fiancé, Clifford Sprouse, Ronald “Buck” Kincaid, Linda Long and husband, Ronnie; as well as his aunt Gladys Kincaid.

A funeral service will be conducted 12 p.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with the Pastor Craig Horton officiating.

Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Robert “Doc” Hodge, Buck Cason, Dewayne Shifflet, Dougie Kincaid, Danny Gilmer, Brandon Taylor, Michael Barnett and Cameron Keyser.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Obaugh Funeral Home and other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bill Kincaid Memorial Fund, First and Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 604, Churchville, VA 24421.


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