Faye Simpson McCraw

August 30, 1938May 12, 2020

Faye Simpson McCraw, 81, of Lynchburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was the loving wife of Thomas DeWitt McCraw.

Born on August 30, 1938 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Wyatt Jones Simpson and the late Ruby Godsey Simpson. Faye worked for Bell Atlantic Telephone Company and retired from Verizon. She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, Faye is survived by her son, Dwayne Lee Clements and wife Wanda Beasley Clements of Madison Heights; step-children, Timothy McCraw of Lynchburg, Gabrielle Trent of Lynchburg, and Katrina Lynn Gray and husband Brent of Del Ray Beach, FL; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, William “Billy” Simpson and wife Kim of Roanoke; and sister-in-law, Ann Noel of Chamblee, GA.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Centra Hospice and the Home Health staff for their wonderful and compassionate care of Faye during her illness.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Spring Hill Cemetery with Rev. Bob Michalides officiating. The service will be streamed via Facebook at

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Timberlake Homeowners Association for Timberlake Restoration.


  • Wyatt Jones Simpson, Father (deceased)
  • Ruby Godsey Simpson, Mother (deceased)
  • Thomas DeWitt McCraw, Husband
  • Dwayne Lee Clements (Wanda Beasley Clements), Son
  • Timothy McCraw, Step-Son
  • Gabrielle Trent, Step-Daughter
  • Katrina Lynne Gray (Brent), Step-Daughter
  • William "Billy" Simpson (Kim), Brother
  • Ann Noel, Sister-in-law
  • Faye is also survived by four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020


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Carol Bryant

May 21, 2020

So many memories came tumbling to mind as I read the obituary for Faye. We were wonderful childhood friends and I considered her one of my dearest friends. I'm so sorry. May you relish in your many memories of her.

Kelly Mitchell

May 20, 2020

Mr. McCraw:

I just wanted to pass along my condolences in the passing of Mrs. McCraw. I just learned of it today as I was watching the prayer time on Facebook. You all were always so kind to my mother and I will never forget all that you all did for her.

No matter how much time may have passed in seeing you all, I always felt like I was home when I would see you all in church or at Hardee's.

She was a wonderful Godly woman and her sweetness resonated every time I saw you all. I have been living in Roanoke for a while now, but I continue to keep HUMC in my prayers.


Kelly Mitchell

Marvin & Gray Ragland

May 15, 2020


Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Faye. We have many fond memories from our years as members of Heritage Lifting up prayers for you and the entire family🙏.

Marvin & Gray Ragland

Carl, Jr. and Michelle Davis

May 14, 2020

We are praying for you. May God bring you peace and comfort.
Love and prayers,
Carl, Jr. and Michelle Davis

Tom and Sharon Patterson

May 14, 2020

Tom and family,
We were so sorry to hear about Faye! She was such a lovely person to be around. I have many memories with the handbell choir and her contagious smile when we played well for services, etc. Those memories last forever!
Our sympathy and prayers to you and your family at this most difficult time!
Tom and Sharon Patterson

Shelby Holt

May 14, 2020

Thomas and family, I was so sorry to read of Faye’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to her at the credit union. She will be missed by many. Remember the good times and take comfort in knowing she is resting with Jesus now and you will be together again.

Mike Garrison

May 13, 2020

My condolences to the family in their bereavement.