August 7, 1923 - Friday, May 15, 2020 Edward Roscoe Coleman Sr., 96, husband of Agatha Toliver Coleman of Staunton, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020, at Accordius Health of Waynesboro. Mr. Coleman was born in Kimball, West Virginia, on August 7, 1923, son of the late James A. and Hattie A. (Slade) Coleman. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving from 1943 to 1946 as a Fireman 1st Class MM. He later graduated Bluefield State College with a degree in Physical Education and played on the basketball team. During his teaching career, Mr. Coleman taught at Central Augusta High School as a P.E. teacher and Assistant Principal, Wilson High School and Stuarts Draft High School as a teacher and coach and retired from Stewart Middle School. He took an active role in leadership in the Augusta County Education Association and Virginia Education Association. Edward was an avid sports fan, especially of the Washington Redskins and a daily reader of several newspapers. Surviving in addition to his lovely wife of fifty-three years, are a son, Edward Jr. of Staunton, and numerous relatives in Ohio and Michigan. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Oaklawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens by the Rev. Dr. Michael A. Turner Sr. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2308, Staunton, VA 24402. Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, Staunton, is in charge of his arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.coffmanfuneralhome.net. Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory 230 Frontier Drive, Staunton, VA 24401
Betty Lou (Malone) Smith, 84, a resident of Waynesboro, Va., passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. A daughter of the late John Edward Malone and Ida (Stover) Malone, she was born on June 27, 1935, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She enjoyed cleaning at the campuses of James Madison University and Mary Baldwin University, and in private homes. She was a hard worker and took great pride in her work. Betty loved to travel, and would take rides even up until recently. She was a longtime member of Calvary United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Edwin Smith; and sister, Dorothy Campbell. Surviving are her son, Kevin Spitzer and his fiancée, Dee Dee Koch of Staunton, Va.; daughter, Sherry Chenault and her husband, Jim, of Richmond, Va.; her grandchildren, Allie Tackett (Jacob), Brandon Spitzer (Brooke Hutton), Jamie Martin (Peyton), Blair Chambers (Marshall), and Ryan Chenault (Katie Garrison); and her great-grandchildren, Macy, Finnley, Hayden, Landon, Hadley, Jack, and Hudson. She is also survived by her loving dog, "Susie". The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at McDow Funeral Home. Please be mindful of social distancing, and wear face covering if possible. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery, officiated by Pastor David Vaughn. Those wishing to share their thoughts and condolences with the family online are welcome at www.mcdowfuneralhomeinc.com. McDow Funeral Home is assisting the family.