Joseph Charles Robinson

Mr. Joseph Charles Robinson, age 92, died September 10, 2016.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Wells Robinson, and is survived by his son, David W. Robinson of Henrico, VA and daughter, Frances R. Foxwell of FL.  Also surviving are three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Robinson was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in both WWII and Korea.  He was a retired railroad clerk and a member of First Baptist Church of South Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2016 by Rev. A. C. Wells at Farrar Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in Tabernacle Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.  Online condolences may be directed to Farrar Funeral Home of South Hill is serving the family.

Michele Dawn Boyce

Michele Dawn Boyce, 48, of Orlando, FL passed away Monday, September 5, 2016, at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, in Winter Park, FL following a courageous, second battle against Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC).

Michele was born January 3, 1968, in Gallia County, Ohio, daughter of Phyllis Ann King, and the late James Keith King. She was a 1986 Wahama High School graduate and earned a LPN in Nursing from Hocking College. In 2011, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University. She worked at various hospitals throughout the Northern and Southeastern United States. In addition to touching many lives through nursing, Michele was an avid animal lover and saved the lives of many fur babies through her rescue efforts.

Michele was preceded in death by her father, James Keith King, and her maternal grandmother, Lovella (Lew) Lehew, both of New Haven, WV.

She is survived by her loving husband, Christopher G. Boyce, of Orlando, FL; daughters, Brittany Johnson of Orlando, FL, Tabitha (Dave) Hardwick of New Haven, WV, Natosha King of Pomeroy, OH and Krista Boyce of Brodnax, VA; son, Grant Boyce of Brodnax, VA; brothers, Keith (Lisa) King of Virginia Beach, VA, Timothy King of New Haven, WV and Mark (Debbie) King of Orlando, FL; four grandchildren and five nephews and nieces.

A private ceremony for immediate family will be held in Coco Beach, FL. Extended family and friends will join together in a Celebration of Life at the Hartford Community Center in Hartford, WV on October 15th at 12:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations to assist with cremation expenses can be made via PayPal to ( or by check payable to: Christopher Boyce, 5450 Inca St, Orlando, FL, 32807. Any excess monies will be donated in Michele’s name to the TNBC Foundation.

Marie Overton Crafton

Mrs. Marie Overton Crafton, age 76, of South Hill died Wednesday September 7, 2016. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Crafton is survived by her husband, Gerald Crafton of South Hill; her 3 daughters: Sabrina Dulaney and her husband David of Brodnax; Donna Parrish and her husband Ottis of Warfield and Cindy Barnette and her husband Jerry of South Hill; her step-daughter Teri Staples and her husband Robert of Birmingham, Alabama; her brother, Wayne Overton and his wife Linda of White Plains; her six grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as “TT” or Granny: Christopher Barnette, Jerry Ray Barnette, Matthew Barnette, Ryan Dulaney, Robert D’Amata, Jr. and Heather Barnette and “TT” or Granny’s six great-grandchildren: Owen Barnette, Charlotte Barnette, Caroline Barnette, Jack Barnette, Jonathan Ermel and Jacob Ermel. Mrs. Crafton is also survived by her beloved dog Joey. Mrs. Crafton was predeceased by her son, Gerald Crafton, Jr., her two brothers: Lynn Overton and Ed Overton; two sisters: Betty Ann Baird and Marylee Daniels and her pet dog Zoey.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted on Saturday September 10 at 11 a.m. in the Crafton Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be sent through Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.