A funeral service for Audrey Page Mason Giocchinni, of Staunton, Va., will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 3 p.m. at Laurel Springs Baptist Church in Verona, Va. with the Rev Dan G. Mason officiating. Family will receive friends immediately after the service. Graveside service and burial will be in the Page Family Cemetery in Vera, Va. on Monday, February 17, 2020, at 1 p.m. Diuguid Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements (434-385-8900).
Arlene McLane Davis, 86, of Monroe, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, February 8, 2020, at Noah's Landing with loving family by her side. Born on August 30, 1933, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert Crawford Worley Sr. and Lillian Moorman Worley. Arlene graduated from E.C. Glass High School. She worked for General Electric, but most of her career was spent in serving the fashion needs of the Lynchburg community and beyond. Arlene had a long and very successful tenure managing the Band Box, Silhouette, and Lazarus boutiques, along with modeling. She greeted every customer with her dazzling smile and kindness, however, most would say her unwavering faith in God and her limitless caregiving and compassion for others made her who she was. Her entire life was committed to caring for those most in need. She was widowed at an early age when the love of her life, Frank, lost his battle with cancer. She devoted the next 13 years of her life raising and caring for her children, while always helping others in need. She eventually remarried to Stuart and within their first year of marriage, he suffered a massive stroke. Doctors told her he wouldn't live through another year, but Arlene never gave up and cared solely for him for over 20 years alongside her ailing sister and father. Her favorite saying was "Tough times don't last but tough people do." She always pressed forward with her incredible smile and the joy of the Lord in her heart. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Arlene was a wonderful mother to her two children, Barry Lee McLane of Charlottesville, Va., and Robyn McLane Frampton (Edmund) of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; a loving grandmother and great-grandmother to her grandchildren, Brady Lee McLane (Leslie) of Richmond, Va., Jenna McLane Schmaltz (Andrew) of Charlottesville, Va., Macy Leeanne McLane of Charlotte, N.C., Hanna McLane Frampton Pratt (Ian) of Charlotte, NC, and Lillian Gregorie Frampton of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Addison, Brody and Kinsley Schmaltz. She has two brothers, William Worley and Robert Worley, Jr. (Donna) of Lynchburg, Va. along with many nephews, nieces and other relatives. Arlene was predeceased by her husband, Frank Herbert McLane; her husband, Stuart Jasper Davis; her parents, her brothers, Julian and Lawrence Worley; and her sisters, Beatrice Christine Worley, Tabitha Worley Barham, and Dorothy Worley. Arlene was a longtime member of Fairview Christian Church and supported many other organizations. Visitation for Arlene will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Worley Prayer Chapel at Liberty University with the Reverend Steve Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family wishes to thank all of their relatives and friends for their tremendous support and love that allowed Arlene to live an independent life until recent months. In addition, they would like to give a special thank you to Kim Moisa of Noah's Landing and her team for the incredible care of Arlene. In addition to flowers, please make memorial gifts to Fairview Christian Church, 2701 Campbell Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24501, or to Liberty University 71 Club Scholarship Fund, 1971 University Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24515. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.
Bettie Ann Totty Hicks, 80, of Dillwyn, went peacefully home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Bettie was devoted to her family, especially her husband of 57 years, the late Edward "Bootsie" Hicks. She is survived by a son, Robbie Hicks and wife, Connie; four grandchildren, Derick, Travis (Sarah), Heather and Kevin Hicks; great-grandson, Rhett; and daughter-in-law, Denise Hicks Smith. Bettie was preceded in death by her husband; son, Edward "Eddie" Hicks; her parents, William and Hazel Totty; and brother, Ernest Scott Totty. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 3 p.m. at the Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn with interment in Cedar Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department, the Buckingham Volunteer Rescue Squad or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Clara M. Hubbard of 1500 Eighth Street, departed this life on Sunday, February 9, 2020. She was born on June 7, 1921, in Lynchburg, Virginia, to the late George and Bertha Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Hubbard: four sisters, Edith King, Teresa Cousins, Bertha Martin and Mable Martin; and one brother, George Martin Jr. Clara was educated in the Lynchburg Public Schools, and she graduated from Dunbar High School in the class of 1939. Mrs. Hubbard devoted 44 years of service as a nurse for Dr. Simon and Dr. Macey Rosenthal. At an early age, Clara was baptized at Jackson Street United Methodist Church and later joined the Diamond Hill Baptist Church where she sang on the Diamond Hill Baptist Church Senior Choir for many years and remained a faithful member until her death. She leaves to cherish her memory two nephews, Melvin Martin (Natividad) of Lynchburg, and the Rev. Carroll Bailey (Emma) of Baltimore, Maryland; three nieces, Rosemary Robinson and Teresa Harris of Lynchburg, and Cherisse M. Reyes (Sebastian) of Maryland; a niece-in-law, Julia Martin of Lynchburg, and a host of other relatives and devoted friends. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Diamond Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Warren Anderson, officiating. The interment will be held at the Fort Hill Memorial Park on Monday, February 17, 2020. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 5 until 6 p.m. at Davis-Turner Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Diamond Hill Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to www.Davis-Turner.com. Service of comfort rendered by Davis-Turner Funeral Service.
Essie "Bill" Hicks Johns Adcock, 94, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Fairmont Crossing. Born on March 20, 1925, in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Massie Hicks, Sr. and the late Nellie Roberts Hicks. Essie was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. In addition to her parents, Essie was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Essie is survived by her children, Lloyd "Buddy" Johns and his wife, Linda, of Hurt, and Dianne Mawyer and her husband, Steve, of Gladstone; one brother, Albert Massie Hicks Jr.; six grandchildren, Christopher Johns, Jamey Snow, Alex Snow, Tiffany Snow, Jessica Maddox and John Mawyer; five great-grandchildren, Christian Johns, Gabe Johns, Abby Snow, Jackson Snow and Keyston Maddox; and other loving family members and friends. Her love and kindness will live in our hearts forever. A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. Cynthia Branham officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul's Episcopal Cemetery in Amherst. The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com. Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.
Ethel Louise Reid Miller departed this life on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at UVA Medical Center. She was born on July 6, 1943, to the late Elmer Wilbert Reid Sr. and Laura Regina Reid. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Jackson Street United Methodist Church. Community Funeral Home assiting the family.
Mrs. Elizabeth Colley Dillard, age 97, of Lynchburg, passed away on February 11, 2020, in Lynchburg. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Phillip Hubbard and Mrs. Libby Patrick Hubbard and was the wife of the late Mr. Thornton Randolph Dillard. She is survived by two sons, Charles E. Dillard and Curlie R. Dillard (Patricia); five daughters, Vivian Marshall and Linda Price of Gladys, Brenda Shearer (Michael) and Mary Wright, all of Lynchburg, and the Rev. Janet Garland of Newark, N.J.; a very devoted great-grandson and caregiver, Charles Dillard "Chuckie" of the residence; one sister, Mrs. Alice Williams of Hyattsville, Md.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces; nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Hills Creek Baptist Church in Gladys, with interment at the Patrick Hubbard Morgan Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.JeffressFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Brookneal.