Thursday, June 9, 2016

Memorial of all Deaf Virginians

Memorial of All Deaf Virginians

Ronald "Ronnie" James Craft

Ronald James "Ronnie" Craft age 62 of Staunton passed away Friday, May 6, 2016.  He was born January 30, 1954 in Alexandria, a son of Robert and Emma Craft. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Frances Stanley and Betty Buddington, brothers William Craft, Francis Craft and Kenneth Craft.  Surviving are a daughter Jennifer Craft of Verona, son Matthew Craft and his wife Lisa of Staunton and a granddaughter Kimberely Moran of Verona.  Also surviving are his siblings Emma Brindley of Sun City Center, Florida, Paula Justice of Mebane, North Carolina, Robert Craft, Jr. of Millersville, Maryland, Clyde "Bo" Craft of Winchester, Richard Craft of Warrenton, Russell Craft of Richmond, Ralph Craft of Bristol, Gordon "Timmy" Craft of Gladys, John Keys of Warrenton, Luther Keys of Midland, Aunt Evelyn Ford and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

John Bessett

John was born on January 31, 1965 and passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016.
John William Bessette, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, died suddenly in his Chesterfield home Friday, April 8, 2016. Born January 31, 1965, he was the son of Joan Nancy Bessette and the late Edward Donald Bessette. John truly loved God, his family and his friends. He was always seeking new friendships where ever he went. John will always be loved and cherished by all who have known him throughout the deaf and hearing impaired communities.

Along with his mother, left to cherish his memory are his sister, Anne Felton (Dean); brothers, Paul Bessette and Edward Bessette (Grace), along with many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Stines J. Crawley

He was 56 years old, of Henrico, Va., departed this life on May 3, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gibson and Benzina Harrell. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Marcia I. Crawley; sister, Patricia H. Walls; father and mother-in-law, Ronald and Brenda Crawley; sisters-in-law, Lisa Crawley-Tyler (Jerry) and Rhonda L. Edwards (Gerald); and a host of caring relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2016, in the March Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Buddy Burgess officiating. Interment Washington Memorial Park.

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