Katherine Coleman Wright, 98, of Lynchburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late James Thaxton Wright for over 60 years until his death in 2010. Born on November 5, 1920, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank Leslie Coleman and the late Eva Bryant Coleman. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Glass. Katherine loved her family supremely and is survived by her children, Marsha Berry and husband, Bob, Larry Wright and his wife, Gail, and David Wright. Her pride in joy were her six grandchildren, Alan Berry and wife, Kristi, Alana Puskarich and husband, Tom, Allison Neumann and husband, Matt, Brandon Wright, Jordan Wright, and Tabatha Terry and husband, Tim; and nine great-grandchildren, Jack and Kaeli Berry, Caleb and Sydney Neumann, Jimmy, Sammy and Lucy Puskarich, Hunter and Aubree Terry. Katherine's brother, Paul Coleman and his wife, Marie and her sister, Bee Lipscomb were such a blessing to her. Her family members wish to thank the staff of Valley View assisted living for their care of Katherine over the past year. She hated to relinquish her independence, but was happy to have the care they provided in a safe environment. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with a graveside service to be held at 12:30 p.m. immediately following the visitation at Virginia Memorial Park. Whitten Timberlake Chapel is assisting the Wright family (239-0331).
...EXCESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUES THROUGH THE WEEKEND... .STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION THIS WEEKEND BRINGING SOME OF THE HOTTEST AIR OF THE SEASON. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S WILL COMBINE WITH HIGH HUMIDITY TO RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES FROM 105 DEGREES TO AROUND 110 DEGREES DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 11 PM EDT SUNDAY... ...HEAT ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON HAS NOW EXPIRED... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 109 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90S, AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S. * TIMING...SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING AND THEN AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE OR ANY STRENUOUS ACTIVITY MAY LEAD TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES THAT REQUIRE IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION. * LOCATIONS...PARTS OF THE VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT AND FOOTHILLS. * HAZARDS...HIGH HEAT INDICES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS HIGH HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO COMBINE WITH HOT TEMPERATURES TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 105 DEGREES OR GREATER. THIS COMBINATION WILL INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF HEAT ILLNESSES. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...CHECK ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS... AND PROVIDE SHADE AND FRESH WATER FOR OUTDOOR ANIMALS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1. &&