Lindsey Funeral Homes - Weyers Cave

982 Keezletown Road, Weyers Cave, VA


LaRue "Bitsy" (Eddins) Saufley

July 8, 1927November 20, 2019

LaRue “Bitsy” Eddins Saufley, 92, formerly of Weyers Cave & Grottoes, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Bridgewater Retirement Community.

She was born July 8, 1927 in Augusta County, daughter of Tallie M. Eddins and Bessie Byers Eddins. She graduated from Middle River High School in Weyers Cave.

On August 3, 1947, LaRue married Paul M. Saufley of Grottoes, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by sister Alda, brothers Jim, Mutt, Eddie, & Bill, son Samuel P. Saufley, grandson Luke S. Saufley, and nephew Eddie Saufley.

Left to cherish her memory are numerous family members, including her daughter Gail S. Higgins (Frank) of Covington, grandson Ryan Higgins (Liane) of Charlotte, NC, granddaughter Laura Hittie (Zac) of Harrisonburg, grandson Erik Saufley (Mary Jo) of Grottoes, grandson Nicholas Saufley (Robert) of Staunton, daughter-in-law Debra Huffman of Harrisonburg, great-grandchildren Madeline & Dean Higgins of Charlotte, NC, numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and family friend Pat Wade.

Bitsy was an incredibly hard worker, holding various jobs over the years, and retired from ASR. She never appeared to be idle; she was an exceptional cook & baker, hosting many family meals at her home. She enjoyed gardening and took great pride in maintaining a beautiful yard & home. She loved to sew, making clothing for her children/grandchildren, and quilts for family. Although she was often reserved, she was very witty. She deeply loved her family.

One of the biggest things that stands out to her family & friends was her faith. Bitsy was a life-long and charter member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Weyers Cave, VA. Despite the trials of life, loss, and declining health, she persevered and was faithful until the end. She leaned on her Lord, praised Him, and was a true example of a Christian.

The family would like to thank everyone who has been a part of her life, those who have supported her family, and the staff of Bridgewater Retirement Community.

Visitation will be held at Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave, VA on Saturday November 23, 2019 from 4 – 6pm. A celebration of life will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church in Weyers Cave on Sunday November 24, 2019 at 2pm, followed by interment at Naked Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 3700 Lee Highway, Weyers Cave, VA 24486. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyweyerscave.com.


  • Bethany United Methodist Church


  • Visitation Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, November 24, 2019


LaRue "Bitsy" (Eddins) Saufley

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Marcia Wills

November 25, 2019

Gail, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Saufley was a wonderfully friendly woman. I remember trapping muskrats on her property when I was a teenager. She was so nice to let me do that. I have no doubt that she will be in Heaven at the end of time. And isn't that such a comforting thing to know! Take care of yourself. Blessings. marcia hinegardner

Jacob Jackson

November 23, 2019

While I never knew Mrs. Saufley, I did know her daughter Gail, who was my music teacher as a kid. "Mrs. Higgins" as I knew her, helped mold my young life through music. Something for which I will forever be grateful. A special thank you to Mrs. Saufley for bringing us Mrs. Higgins. To the whole family, you are being held in the thoughts and prayers of many.

Brenda Jolly

November 23, 2019

Words cannot express the sadness we all feel for the passing of such a beautiful lady. You were truly the strongest person I have ever known. You leave behind a legacy of love, und erstanding, tolerance, and giving and you touched more lives than you can even imagine. And You will remain forever in our hearts.

Brenda Jolly and family

Terry Alfred

November 23, 2019

Gail, Laura, Ryan, and the rest of the family,
Please know that I am thinking of you in this sad time. If there is anything I can do for you, all you have to do is get in touch with me. Gail has my number.
I am praying for your strength to cope with this loss.
Sincerely, Terry Alfred

Barbara Somers

November 21, 2019

Dear Saufley family, Bud and I want to express our condolences to all of you. We have many memories of working with her on various committees at Bethany throughout the years. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Bud and Barbara Somers