Washington: Remembering Claybert Smoot

Our community is deeply saddened by the death of Claybert Smoot, a lifelong Rappahannock resident who passed away on Sunday, May 2, at his home surrounded by his wonderful family.

A funeral service was held Wednesday at the Washington Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Philip Bailey. Internment followed at the Washington Masonic Cemetery.

Our hearts go out to the family. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

There were times when you would be at Baldwin’s grocery and Claybert would be there telling stories about how things used to be years back and how everyone could make a decent living.

He owned and operated Smoot’s Engine Repairs. If you had problems with your lawnmower, Claybert was the person to see.
We will miss Claybert, especially the friendship and love he demonstrated to all on a daily basis. Sadly missed, but not forgotten, his spirit will always be part of us in the community.

Also our sympathy goes out to the Alex Sharp family on the death of his sister, Mary Power Sharp.

Birthday celebrations

Mrs. Tammy Ricketts of Washington was surprised with a small birthday celebration at her home on Saturday, April 24, with family and special friends. Those attending were Mrs. Ann Deavers of Front Royal, Mrs. Liz Dodson and Nikki of Luray, Mrs. April Grigsby of Sperryville, Mrs. Kim Vest of Flint Hill and Mrs. Rhonda Jenkins, Ms. Sheila Haun and Tamara Estes of Washington. Tammy wants to thank all those that attended and for the nice gifts.

Birthday wishes go out to my son, Jonathan Clatterbuck. He will celebrate his special day on Tuesday, May 11.

Downing Hitt of Castleton, seedling shopping at the Rappahannock Farmers Co-op. Rappahannock News Staff Photo/Jan Clatterbuck.

Special day for mothers

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and although we celebrate it only once a year, we don’t need a special day to show our gratitude to our mothers. Let her know that she is loved and is the best person on this whole earth on Sunday, May 9.

For all mothers: Happy Mother’s Day!

Ladies, check out the flowers at the Rappahannock Farmer’s Co-op. They have annuals and perennials for sale, as well as vegetables of all kinds. Stop in and see for yourself.