LaFayette “Faye” Carr Crawford Richardson (1917 - 2018)

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LaFayette "Faye" Carr Crawford Richardson, 101, of Weyers Cave, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at her home, "Brookside Farm" surrounded by her children.
She was born June 27, 1917, in Roanoke, Va., and was the daughter of the late Guy Floyd and LaFaye James Carr.
Faye grew up in Galax, Va.
In 1939 she received her Bachelor's Degree from Madison College (now JMU). She was president of the student body and was May Queen. Faye was on the committee to rename the college from Harrisonburg State Teacher's College to Madison College in 1938.
Faye was a lifelong member of Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church and Women of the Church.
On June 22, 1946, she married James Fillmore Crawford; he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1963. On April 2, 1967, she married William B. Richardson, who also preceded her in death on April 1, 1980.
Survivors include her children, Kathy C. Arrowsmith and husband, Bob, of Lexington, S.C., Beth C. Lengel and husband, Frank, of Swansea, S.C., Faye C. Cooper and husband, Peter, of Staunton, James "Jim" F. Crawford Jr. and wife, Teresa, of Harrisonburg and J. McChesney "Mac" Crawford of Marietta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Matthew and Patrick Lengel, Nathan Arrowsmith, Jane Arrowsmith Bouknight, Benjamin and Nicholas Cooper; Jessica, Ches, John Andrew and Jenna Crawford and Christy Crawford Smith; 16 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Jane Walker Kerewich.
She lived a life full of grace, humor, love of her family and their many friends.
A graveside service will be held at Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church, at 11 a.m, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, with the Rev. Patrick Lengel officiating and music by Jessica Crawford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 118, Fort Defiance, Va. 24437; Weyers Cave Fire Dept., P.O. Box 69, Weyers Cave, Va. 24486 or Augusta County Rescue Squad, ACRF Inc., P.O. Box 590, Verona, Va. 24482.
The family extends special appreciation to her loving caregiving team and to Legacy Hospice.
Lindsey Funeral Homes of Weyers Cave is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
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Published in Galax Gazette from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2018
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