Faye Crawford (Carr) Richardson

June 27, 1917October 8, 2018

LaFayette “Faye” Carr Crawford Richardson, 101, of Weyers Cave, passed away Monday, October 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 February 7, 1963.

On April 2, 1967, she married William B. Richardson, who also preceded her in death on April 1, 1980.

She is survived by her children, Kathy C. Arrowsmith and husband, Bob, of Lexington, SC; Beth C. Lengel and husband, Frank, of Swansea, SC; 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, 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 am, Saturday, October 13, 2018 with 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


  • Kathy C. Arrowsmith, Daughter
  • Bob Arrowsmith, Son-in-law
  • Beth C. Lengel, Daughter
  • Frank Lengel, Son-in-law
  • Faye C. Cooper, Daughter
  • Peter Cooper, Son-in-law
  • James "Jim" F. Crawford, Jr., Son
  • Teresa Crawford, Daughter-in-law
  • J. McChesney "Mac" Crawrford, Son
  • Matthew Lengel, Grandchild
  • Patrick Lengel, Grandchild
  • Nathan Arrowsmith, Grandchild
  • Jane Arrowsmith Bouknight, Grandchild
  • Benjamin Cooper, Grandchild
  • Nicholas Cooper, Grandchild
  • Jessica Crawford, Grandchild
  • Ches Crawford, Grandchild
  • John Andrew Crawford, Grandchild
  • Jenna Crawford, Grandchild
  • Christy Crawford Smith, Grandchild
  • Sixteen Great-Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren
  • Jane Walker Kerewich, Niece
  • James Fillmore Crawford, First Husband
  • William B. Richardson, Second Husband
  • LaFaye James Carr, Mother
  • Guy Floyd Carr, Father

  • Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church
  • Weyers Cave Fire Dept.
  • Augusta County Rescue Squad


  • Graveside Service Saturday, October 13, 2018

Faye Crawford (Carr) Richardson

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Jennifer Landes

October 11, 2018

Dear Beth & Family.
This is Jenny Blosser Landes. We went to Fort together. I worked at Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) and your Mother came in right often. I enjoyed talking with her. She remembered that your Dad picked up my Mom and another lady in New Hope to drive to work at DuPont. Your Mother was such a gracious lady and always looked her best. I know you will really miss her. I believe the last time I saw you was at the Tea at Fort a few years ago, and I thought you looked a lot like her. My sincere condolences to you and the Family. Take care.