Clara Louise Charlton passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Lynchburg Health & Rehab. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2020, at First St. Paul Baptist Church, Rustburg with Pastor, Rev. Allen Pannell, officiating and the Rev. Joseph Charlton, eulogist. The interment will be held in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 6 until 7 p.m. at Davis-Turner Funeral Service. Service of comfort rendered by Davis-Turner Funeral Service.
George Rudel Taylor, 81, of Pamplin, died on Monday February 10, 2020, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Carol Brown Taylor. Born in Vera, Virginia, on January 10, 1939, he was a son of the late Mazie Franklin Taylor and Osborne Douglas (Bill) Taylor. He was a member of Appomattox Court House Presbyterian Church and from 1985 until 2004 he was the owner and operator of Process Piping and Welding. George loved fishing, hunting, remote control airplanes, and growing tomatoes. In addition to his wife, Carol, he is survived by daughters, Pamela T. Grizzard and husband, Kelton, of Goode, and Sharon Taylor and friend, Tony Ferguson, of Evergreen; a grandson, David K. Grizzard and wife, Tara; great-grandchildren, Karleigh, Harper, Bradleigh, and Collin, all of Goode; sister, Peggy T. Staples; brother, Albert F. Taylor and wife, June; niece, Linda Short and husband, Phillip; and nephews, Dudley Smith and Forrest Smith. He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis T. Smith and husband, Eugene "Billy" and a brother-in-law, Gordon Staples. The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Those wishing to make memorials please consider the American Cancer Society, c/o Sharon Mobley, P.O. Box 1084, Appomattox, VA 24522 or a charity of your choice. Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting www.robinsonfuneral.com.
Joyce Morris Van Der Veer, 87, of Thomas Jefferson Highway, Charlotte Court House, died on Monday, February 10, 2020, at Gugginheimer Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Norman McClung Van Der Veer, Sr. Born in Hightstown, New Jersey, on November 4, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Cora Walker Morris and Joseph Thomas Morris. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church and a retired Charlotte County deputy sheriff. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Cora June St. John and husband, Carroll, Marjorie Finch and husband, Doug, and Regina Trent and husband, Johnny, all of Charlotte Court House; a son, Norman Van Der Veer Jr. and special friend, Joan Roach of Pamplin; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Roxane), Caryn (Billy Rundstrom), Cameron (Brandy) St. John, Barry Van Der Veer, Erin Finch (Jeff Scruggs), Samantha (James) Elder, and Adam Trent (Dave Carlson); nine great-grandchildren, Jeremy (Amy) St. John, Jacob, Jenna, and Peyton St. John, Layla Rundstrom, Cameron St. John, Noah Harris, Ethan and Emma Elder; one great-great-grandson, Ian St. John; a brother, Ronald T. Morris of Morehead City, N.C.; and caregiver, Barbara Hunter. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Craig St. John and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Van Der Veer. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Spring Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul McLinden. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall and other times at the residence. Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting email@example.com.
Raymond Thomas "Tommy" Bell Jr., 92, of Lynchburg, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 9, 2020, at his residence. Born in Lynchburg, on December 30, 1927, he was the son of the late Raymond T. Bell and Edna Gregory Bell. Tommy was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Home Beneficial Insurance Co. after 36 years of service. He was a member of BPOE lodge #321 for over 40 years and was a past Exalted Ruler. Tommy was also known by many as the "Candy Man" he loved giving away candy to friends and family and had a "free" candy store at his home. He also loved animals. Tommy enjoyed hand feeding the squirrels in his yard every day and loved his dogs, Buffy, Baby, Binki and Madison. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Judy C. Bell; his daughter, Cathy Bell Saunders and her husband, Wesley; two stepchildren, Edward Cash and wife, Bonnie and Melessa King and husband, Paul; two grandchildren, Priscilla J. Saunders and Wesley T. Saunders; two great-grandchildren, Kaley Saunders and Lauryn White; three step great-grandchildren, Aalan Walker, Cody Cash and Brooke Cash; and two special friends, Richard Cunningham and Mich Pettyjohn and Pastor Tom Tascone. The family would like to gratefully acknowledge Makenzi, Melissa, Penny and Alli with Gentle Shepherd Hospice and his sitter, Tiana for the loving care and attention they provided. A private gathering of friends will be scheduled at a later date. The family requests memorial contributions to honor Tommy be made to the Lynchburg Humane Society. The family requests friends go to www.whittentimberlake.com to submit tributes and your favorite stories about Tommy.
Richard Donald Wilborn, 73, of Lynchburg, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Betty Watson Wilborn. Born on November 20, 1946, in Altavista, he was the son of the late James Wilborn and the late Dester Carswell Wilborn. Richard was a retired supervisor and truck driver for Lane Company. In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his daughter, Linda Wilborn Cox of Lynchburg; and other loving family members and friends. There will be no service at the funeral home, yet family and friends may visit at the residence. The family requests that no flowers to be delivered. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com. Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.