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Sunday 05/03/2015
Ballowe, Frances Excell Wooldridge

"So many men, so little time." When you and your husband raise 5 boys, there is little time for much else. Fran managed to corral those 5 boys who had a 17-year age range between the olde...

Dawson, Judy Hogan

Judy Hogan Dawson, 65, of Evington, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born February 1, 1950, in Pittsylvania County, a daughter of Velma Ann McGhee Hogan of Evington ...

Grachan, James "Jim" Richard

James "Jim" Richard Grachan, 56, of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015.Born January 10, 1959, in Chicago Ill., Jim was the son of Richard and Carol Grachan of The Villages, F...

Holt, Elizabeth Krieger

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy, Henrico, VA 23233. The family will receive friends following the service.

James, Montiro

Montiro James, 76, of Baltimore, Maryland, departed this life Thursday, April 23, 2015. She was born on July 1, 1938.Montiro was a member of St. James CME Church, Lynchburg, Va. She attended Campbe...

Kleinsmith Sr., Ronald Martin

Ronald Martin Kleinsmith Sr., a recent resident of Lovingston Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lovingston, Virginia, died on Monday, March 30, 2015, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.R...

Shepherd, Edward Cyril

Edward C. Shepherd departed this life on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, while in hospice care at Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg, Va. He was born on July 20, 1925, to Albert and Alice (Thompson) S...

Souther, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Souther, 65, father of Beth Tippett (Dee) of Rustburg, died Friday, May 1, 2015. Arrangements are pending. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, www.heritagefuneralandcremation.com

Weiland, Elizabeth "Beth" Marie

Elizabeth "Beth" Marie Weiland, 79, of Lynchburg, died on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Virginia Baptist Hospital after a long illness. Beth was born on August 5, 1935, to the late Margare...

Wilson, Louise Evans

Louise Evans Wilson, 101, of Lynchburg, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at The Summit. She was the widow of Linwood Nelson Wilson. Born in Amherst County, she is the daughter of the late Aubrey Evans and...

Saturday 05/02/2015
Craft, Diane Marie

Diane Marie Craft, 59, of 340 Compton Drive, Hurt, passed Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville. She was the wife of Kenneth G. Craft Sr. Born August 17, 1955, in Bedfor...

Dirom, Shirley Marie Coleman

Shirley Dirom died Friday, May 1, 2015, after a long battle with dementia. Born in Lynchburg, on June 16, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Edward Clay Coleman and Lennie Francis Coleman. She ...

Mays, Alma Jane Tice

Alma Jane Tice MaysAlma Jane Tice Mays, age 92, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from Lovingston Health & Rehabilitation Center.Born on August 1, 1922, she was a belove...

Wiklund, Betty Jane Brown

Betty Jane Brown Wiklund, age 92, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Diversicare of Oak Ridge in Oak Ridge Tenn. She was born June 4, 1922, in Pratt, Kansas to Andrew Brown and Florence Brown. Myron...

Yeatts, Mary Louise Hogan

GRETNAMary Louise Hogan Yeatts, age 85, of Gretna, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born March 27, 1930 in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Sinkley Hogan ...

Friday 05/01/2015
Burford, Wallace Lee

Wallace Lee Burford, 89, of Lynchburg, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth W. Burford. Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send c...

Campbell, Celestine

Celestine Campbell departed this life on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at her residence.She was born on December 19, 1935, to the late Nannie Toler. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death ...

Glass, Charles Michael

Mr. Charles Michael Glass, 39, of 213 Snakepath Road, Blairs, Virginia, departed this life on Monday, April 27, 2015. Born October 13, 1975 in Danville, Virginia, he was the son of Charlie M. and P...

Hall Sr., Scott

Mr. Scott Hall, Sr., 91, of 1197 Straightstone Road, Gretna, Virginia, departed this life Tuesday night, April 28, 2015, at his residence.Born March 30, 1924, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son...

Whitton, Georgia Elaine Campbell

Georgia Elaine Campbell Whitton, 66, of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Lynchburg.She was the widow of Robert S. Whitton, the mother of Audrey Bowling Osborne, Jackie Bowling Que...

Thursday 04/30/2015
Austin Jackson, Bettie

Bettie Austin Jackson, age 73, of New Bern, N.C., passed away Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Home Place in New Bern, North Carolina. She was born January 22, 1943, in Bedford County, a daughter of ...

Bondurant, G. C.

Grover Cleveland "G.C." Bondurant, 63, of Lynchburg, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in his home. Born in Lynchburg June 15, 1951, he was the son of the late Walter Perroneau Bondura...

Davis, Lillian Ryan

Lillian Ryan Davis, 91, of Hurt, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Liberty Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center.She was born March 9, 1924 in Newfoundland Province, Canada, a daughter of the late ...

Evans, Dennis Wayne

Dennis Wayne Evans, 48, of Madison Heights, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at his residence. He was the husband of Terri Wright Evans.Born March 9, 1967 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the lat...

Reynolds, Josephine L.

Josephine L. Reynolds departed this life on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at the family residence. She was born on September 19, 1930, to the late Sadie (Blair) and Linwood Luck. In addition to her pa...

Scott, Joyce Marie Snyder

Joyce Marie "Joy" Snyder ScottJoyce Marie "Joy" Snyder Scott, 49, of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Lynchburg. Born in Lynchburg, July 27, 1965, Mrs. Scott w...

Wednesday 04/29/2015
Brooks, Linda Simpson

Linda Simpson Brooks, 69, of Madison Heights passed away and went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 27, 2015. Linda's life was devoted to being the loving and caring wife to her husband of 48 ye...

Campbell, Maxine Hansen

Maxine Hansen Campbell, 76, of Bedford, died Monday, April 27, 2015.Memorial services will be conducted at a later date.Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1160 Pepsi...

Fitzgerald"Meemaw", Synonia F.

Synonia F. Fitzgerald"Meemaw"Synonia F. Fitzgerald "Nonie," 88, of Beech Grove died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Lynchburg. Born in Nelson County, April 16, 1927, she was the daugh...

Garland, Marie Elizabeth Watson

Marie Elizabeth Watson Garland, 84, departed this life on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on February 23, 1931 to the late Louise Brown Davis and Mose Watson. M...

Hughes, Christopher Gregory

Christopher Gregory Hughes, 36, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015. Christopher was born on June 6, 1978, in Lynchburg, Virginia to Charles Gregory Hughes and Octavia Hutcherson Hughes.In addition ...

Jackson, Joyce Evelyn

Joyce Evelyn Jackson, 82, formerly of Gladys, died Monday, April 27, 2015 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Jesse Lee Jackson for over thirty eight years.She was born Augu...

Martin, Mary Porter "Popie"

Mary Porter "Popie" Martin passed away an Friday, February 27, 2015.A celebration of her life and garden will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2 P.M. at her farm, 589 Naked Creek Lane,...

Stone, John A.

John A. StoneMr. John A. Stone, 89, of 1073 Boxwood Road, Gretna, Virginia departed this life Sunday morning, April 26, 2015 at his residence.Born March 7, 1926 in Pittsylvania County, he was the s...

Thackston, Harriett Lee Hastings

A celebration of Harriett's life and faith will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., today, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Timberlake United Methodist Church by the Rev. Janet D. Hawkins with burial to follow ...

Tuesday 04/28/2015
"Babe" Steptoe, Mrs. Edith Ferguson

Edith Ferguson "Babe" SteptoeMrs. Edith Ferguson Steptoe "Babe" formerly of Columbia Ave. passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at The Lynchburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. S...

Childress, Hugh Garland

A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Phenix United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Wilson with interment to follow in the Baldwin Family Cemetery in Charlotte Co...

Crickenberger, Herbert Phalti

Herbert Phalti Crickenberger, 95, of Lynchburg, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015, at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was of the husband of 75 years to Katherine Oliver Crickenberger. Born July 12, ...

Hankins, William Kenneth

William Kenneth Hankins, 84, of Bedford, died Saturday, April 25, 2015.Funeral service 1 P.M., today, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford. Visitation one hour prior.Interment fol...

Hughes, Gerald Wayne

Gerald Wayne "Jerry" Hughes, 76, of Lynchburg, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was the loving husband of Sandra Coffey Hughes for 53 years.Born January 17, 1939, in Lynchburg, he...

Maddox, Betty Irene Martin

Betty Irene Martin Maddox, 69, of Amherst, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Lynchburg General Hospital.Born in Amherst, January 15, 1946, she was a daughter of the late James Lynn and Irene Staton M...

Meador, Sr., Charles Olen

Charles Olen Meador, Sr.Charles Olen Meador, Sr. 65, of Amherst, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Duke Hospital in Durham, N.C.Born September 22, 1949, in Portsmouth, Virginia, a son of the late Ord...

Rucker, Jeanette Mays

Jeanette Mays Rucker "Pokie" departed this life on Saturday, April 25, 2015 after battling a chronic illness. She was born on January 22, 1963, the daughter of the late Sidney E. Mays and...

White, Louise

Louise May White, 80, of Rustburg, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Fairmont Crossing.Born October 22, 1934 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar E. and Nannie Worley May...

Monday 04/27/2015
Hughes, Gerald Wayne

Gerald Wayne "Jerry" Hughes, 76, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was the loving husband of Sandra Coffey Hughes for 53 years.Born January 17, 1939 in Lynchburg, he w...

Mays, James Edward

James Edward Mays, 92, of Lynchburg, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Peggy Bell Mays.Born on March 3, 1923 in Amherst County, he was the son ...

Schooley, John R.

John Roland Schooley, 77, of Lynchburg went to be with his Lord, Sunday, April 26, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Moquin Schooley.Born in Pittsville, Wisc., on April 4, 1938, he was a so...

Thackston, Harriett Lee Hastings

Harriett Lee Hastings Thackston, 81, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Stanley Thackston for 60 years.Born January 22, 1934 in Bradrick, ...

Vaughan, Donnie Lee

Donnie Leon VaughanHURT, Va.Donnie Leon Vaughan, age 72, of Hurt, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Born July 23, 1942, in Lynchburg, he was a son of t...

Whittaker, Walter E.

Walter Ellis Whittaker, Jr., 68, of Lynchburg passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, in Lynchburg General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Joanna Rice Whittaker.Born in Beckley, W.Va., February 1...

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