Our Obituaries

Linda N. Collins

July 2, 1940 - January 29, 2018


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Ray Bennett Brooks

January 31, 1937 - January 26, 2018

Ray Bennett Brooks, 80, of Lynchburg passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Salem. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Evans Brooks.Born in Sycamore, VA, January 31, 1930, he was the son of the late George Ulric Brooks and Vera White Brooks. Ray proudly served his country in the US Navy. He drove a bus for a number of years with the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company...
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Viola Van Dora White

May 24, 1928 - January 22, 2018


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Brenda F. TOMLIN

January 21, 1950 - January 19, 2018


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Brenda Figg Tomlin

January 21, 1950 - January 19, 2018


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Mary Ruth Cumbie

July 11, 1945 - January 17, 2018


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Clayton Hamlet

October 10, 1931 - January 17, 2018

Clayton Hamlet, Sr., 86, of Lynchburg, departed this life Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his residence. Born October 10, 1931 in Amherst County, he was the son of the late James Hamlet, Sr. and the late Laura Smith Hamlet and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth H. Bowling and Janice H. Richardson. He was a retired electrician with Shaner's Industrial Electric Co. Mr. Hamlet is...
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Judy Kay Millner

January 20, 1958 - January 15, 2018


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Larry Phillip Parrish

July 28, 1944 - January 10, 2018

Larry Phillip Parrish, 73, of Lynchburg passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce Parrish.Born in Johnson County, NC, July 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Logan Parrish and Mary Gladys Hargis Parrish. He was a mechanic and retired from Leonard Tire Co. He loved race cars and drag racing. He was very devoted to his...
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Scott Alan Blaise

May 3, 1966 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Barbara Hall Mays

February 3, 1947 - January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Laura Ann Jamerson

April 11, 1985 - January 6, 2018

Laura Ann Jamerson, 32, of Lynchburg, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Virginia Baptist Hospital.Born on April 11, 1985 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of Dennis and Wanda Jamerson. Laura was employed with the Lynchburg Social Services. She enjoyed shopping and music, with Luke Bryan being her favorite artist. She loved her daughters and family and will be greatly missed by all...
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William Edward Felten

March 4, 1933 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Dorothy Lorine Logwood

April 21, 1928 - January 1, 2018

Dorothy Lorine Silby Logwood, 89, of Lynchburg, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at the Centra Health Hospice House. She was the wife of the late William John Logwood. Born April 21, 1928 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late John Berry Silby and Annie Lee Silby and was also preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. She was retired from Consolidated Textile. Mrs....
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Jack Lindow Clarke

January 20, 1925 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Lawrence Lee Lowe

June 7, 1931 - December 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Henrietta Copes Ford

April 1, 1925 - December 19, 2017

Henrietta "Hetta" Ford, 92, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, passed away peacefully into her Lord's loving arms on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, comforted by Hospice care at Avante in Lynchburg. Born in Watertown, Conn. on April Fool's Day in 1925, she was the 8th of 12 children born to the late Elda Simoncini Copes (Rome, Italy) and Joseph Copes (Verceia, Italy)...
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Franklin Douglas Fincham

November 20, 1943 - December 11, 2017

Franklin Douglas Fincham, 74, of Lynchburg, entered his Heavenly Home, Monday, December 11, 2017 at his residence. Born on November 20, 1943 in Culpeper, he was the son of the late Fred R. and Jessie B. Fincham. Frank was a retired dairy farmer and also loved doing landscaping, gardening and watching old western movies. Frank was a kind man, but also set in his ways of growing up in the...
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Alvin Eugene Brown

December 11, 1962 - December 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Allen Blain Dalton

December 20, 1954 - December 5, 2017

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Ray Edward Snow

August 1, 1981 - November 26, 2017

Ray Edward Snow, 36, of Lynchburg, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Born on August 1, 1981 in Lynchburg, he was the son of John Edward Wooldridge and June Johns Snow Rose and husband Carl. Ray was a mechanic with Pinkerton Chevrolet. Ray was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan, enjoyed working on cars, riding motorcycles, and loved his children and family. He will be greatly missed and was...
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Carlton Edward Rucker

May 4, 1964 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Thomas J. Ramsey

January 17, 1951 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Mary Barese Blankenship

August 4, 1937 - November 18, 2017

Mary Barese Blankenship, age 80, of Lynchburg passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Blankenship. She was born in Lynchburg on August 4, 1937, daughter of the late Nelson Barese and the late Ruby Barese.In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Barese.Mary was a retired bookkeeper with the Campbell County...
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Lawrence Neal McKinney

August 1, 1920 - November 15, 2017

Lawrence "Larry" Neal McKinney, age 97, of Goode, husband of Loretta E. McKinney, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.Larry was born on August 1, 1920, in Bedford County, to the late Lewis and Bertha McKinney. His son, Robert L. McKinney also preceded him in death.In addition to his wife, he is also survived by three stepchildren, Heidi Overfelt and husband, Michael, David...
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Roy Ranson Gowin

January 16, 1946 - November 13, 2017

Roy "Randy" Ranson GowinJanuary 16, 1946 - November 13, 2017Randy Gowin was born January 16, 1946 and passed away on November 13, 2017 at the age of 71. He is survived by his sisters Benita Ripley and her husband Charles, Catherine Parker and her husband Tim, of Lynchburg, Joy LaReau and her husband Rick and brother-in-law, Wayne Milby all of Richmond and a host of nieces and nephews all over...
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Harold Douglas York

April 22, 1944 - November 4, 2017

Harold D. York, formally of Henry County, VA was born in Kermit West Virginia on April 22, 1944. He was 73 years old when he passed peacefully on November 4, 2017. Beverly York was his wife of over 40 years and preceded him in death as well as his parents Harold and Marjorie York. Harold has three daughters, Stacy Wagoner of Phoenix, AZ, Cynthia Biggs and husband Eddie of Abingdon, VA, and...
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Sheila Coles Davis

July 3, 1956 - October 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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George Arthur GRAEFF

October 30, 1925 - October 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Howard William Campbell

July 15, 1933 - October 21, 2017

Howard William "Willie" Campbell, 84, of Lynchburg died on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Carrington. Howard was born in Amherst on July 15, 1933. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 37 years, Claudia Nash Campbell, his mother Lucy Coffee Campbell, his father, William Armstead Campbell; two brothers, Earl Ray Campbell and Rudolph Clarence Campbell and his mother-in-law, Elsie P....
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Rosa L. Logwood

September 17, 1924 - October 19, 2017

Give her of the fruit of her hands;And let her works praise her in the gates.Proverbs 31:31 ASVRosa Lewis Lankford Logwood, 93, of Lynchburg, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at her daughter's residence. She was the loving wife of the late Harry Wightman "Bud" Logwood for 55 years.Born on September 17, 1924 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Gladden Lankford and Ruth...
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Peggy Hunt Royal

May 2, 1960 - October 11, 2017

Peggy Hunt Royal, 57, of Pittsville, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at her residence.Born May 2, 1960 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Linwood and Shirley Tuck Hunt and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Marie Floyd and an infant sister. Peggy was a former employee of J. Crew. Peggy is survived by four children, Alisa Gilbert (Shaun) of...
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Ronald Norris Richards

June 3, 1941 - October 10, 2017

Ronald Norris Richards, 76, of Lynchburg, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born June 3, 1941 in Berkley, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Harry and Frances Richards and was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Richards. Ronald was a retired roofer. Ronald is survived by two daughters, Brittany Campbell and husband Russell and Teresa Tyree ...
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Phillip Ray Burns

September 22, 1961 - September 27, 2017

In memory of, Phillip Ray Burns of Lynchburg, VA, who passed suddenly on 9/27/17 at the age of 56. He is survived by his father Elmo Burns and two sister's Debbie and Linda of Lynchburg.
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William Burton Jennings

June 20, 1952 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Lynn Louise Dodge

May 8, 1946 - September 12, 2017

Lynn Louise Dodge, 71, died September 12, 2017, at Westminster Canterbury after a brief illness. Lynn was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved with her parents to Lynchburg in 1960 after living briefly in Gastonia, NC, and Richmond, VA. Lynn was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Louise Dodge. She is survived by her sister, Laurie Hibbert (Tom) of Concord, NC; her nephew Charles Dodge...
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Maxine B. Hite

April 24, 1924 - September 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Frank Lacy Cumbie

January 13, 1929 - August 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Elizabeth G. Hailey

December 31, 1979 - August 17, 2017

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Margaret Cousins Martin

January 19, 1935 - August 10, 2017

Margaret Cousins Martin, 82, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, August 10, 2017, at her residence. She is the widow of William Dawson Martin.Born in Rockingham Co., she is the daughter of the late George Burley Cousins and the late Helen Williams Cousins. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Baxter Martin; three brothers, William Cousins, John Cousins and...
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Clarence Owen Wright

March 27, 1946 - July 29, 2017

Clarence "Funky" Owen Wright, 71, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of Patricia Ann Sowell Wright. Born March 27, 1946, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Clarence Edward Wright and the late Blanche Ailene Wright Ashworth.Clarence was a retired clerk for Gould Battery Plants, where he served for nineteen years. He was a big fan of...
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George Pedrick Clair

February 20, 1924 - July 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Jacob Franklin Fincham

December 2, 1947 - July 22, 2017

Jacob Franklin Fincham, 69, of Lynchburg went to be with his Lord Saturday, July 22, 2017 following a lengthy illness.Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Bernard Fincham and Frances Beltz Fincham. Jacob was an active member of Thomas Road Baptist Church for over 30 years where he served in the greeter program every day to welcome students, faculty, visitors and staff to TRBC and...
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Gladys Faye Adkins Barbour Emmett

December 8, 1942 - July 15, 2017

Gladys Faye Adkins Barbour Emmett, 74, of Lynchburg departed this life on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Guggenheimer Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of John Emmett. Born December 8, 1942, in Climax, she was the daughter of the late Fodie and Toy Adkins.Faye was a member of Living Water Ministries, where Mac Almond is the pastor.In addition to her parents, Faye was preceded...
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Bernard Leo Lansing

January 31, 1947 - July 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Margaret Louise Smith Riggins

August 14, 1924 - July 3, 2017

Margaret (Louise) Smith Riggins, 92, a retired registered nurse, claimed the promise of the resurrection early on Monday morning, July 3rd, 2017 at the Runk & Pratt Memory Care Community in Forest, VA. Born on August 14, 1924 in Norfolk County, VA to Littleton & Sarah Smith, Margaret married George S. Riggins, Jr. on November 26, 1949. Together they resided in the village of Churchland,...
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Sharon Guill Simmons

April 9, 1953 - July 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Patricia Anne Bolen

May 7, 1951 - June 7, 2017

Patricia Anne Coffey Bolen, 66, of Lynchburg, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at her residence. Born May 7, 1951 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late McKinley Odell and Francis Wood Coffey. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Heather Bolen of Lynchburg; two grandchildren, Shanyia Neckole Bolen and Ta'Leyia Turner and two devoted friends, Randy Hamlet and Nathaniel Chiles. ...
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Sandra Kay Fortune

May 22, 1951 - June 7, 2017

Sandra Kay Fortune, 66, of Lynchburg passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born May 22, 1951, in Pensacola, FL, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Lee Patrick and the late Mary Alice Silcox.Sandra was a retail associate for Roses Company.In addition to her parents, Sandra was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Sprouse.Sandra is survived by her son...
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Ann Gutierrez

August 29, 1950 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Viola Christine Bryant

May 8, 1937 - June 4, 2017

Viola Christine Bryant, 80, of Lynchburg, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Liberty Ridge Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Ernest William Bryant, Jr.Born on May 8, 1937 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Stewart and Susie Slough. Christine retired from General Electric/ Ericsson and was a member of Calvary Chapel Lynchburg. She...
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Carin Marie Furgison

August 25, 1951 - June 4, 2017

Carin Marie Furgison, 65, of Madison Heights, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital.Born on August 25, 1951 in Norwich, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Angle and the late Ruth Johnson Ewen.Carin was a teacher's aide with Hutchinson Early Learning Center.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her children, Theresa Rees and Timothy Furgison...
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Penny Ford Atkins

August 29, 1940 - June 3, 2017

Fanny Penn "Penny" Ford Atkins, 76, died on Saturday, June 3, 2017, after a battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Muriel and Howard Ford; and her son, David Atkins. She is survived by her two daughters, Kathy Atkins of Havre de Grace, Md., and Lynn Trombley of Medford, N.J.; two grandchildren, Joey Trombley and Jenny Trombley; sister, Betty Anne Ford (Nancy...
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Patricia C. Clark

December 17, 1949 - June 3, 2017

Patricia C. Clark, 67, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Roger Lee Clark. Born December 17, 1949, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Earl Clark and the late Geraldine Crouch Clark. Patricia was a security officer for Richmond Security, and also served over 30 years at the Central Virginia Training Center. She...
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Troy Lee Mawyer

August 17, 1959 - May 26, 2017

Troy Lee Mawyer, 57, of Lynchburg, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at the V.C.U./ M.C.V. Hospital In Richmond.A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel. Following the memorial service, everyone is invited to Mary Jane's Café for a time of food and Fellowship.Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is serving the family.
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Emmett Murphy Lilly

January 31, 1942 - May 20, 2017

Emmett Murphy Lilly, Jr., 75, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the husband of the late Judith Lanum Lilly. Born January 31, 1942, in Charlottesville, he was the son of the late Emmett Murphy Lilly, Sr. and the late Estelle Mars Lilly.Emmett was the former owner/operator of AAA Cleaning Service, Inc., and a member of Lynchburg Church of Christ...
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Shirley Tomes Jefferson

November 5, 1924 - May 13, 2017

Shirley T. Jefferson, 92, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late A. G. Jefferson, Sr.Shirley received her teaching degree at Bob Jones University and taught in the Lynchburg and Campbell County School Systems. Jesus Christ was big part of her life and she celebrated that with the members of Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian...
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Cecil Dodd Martin

July 14, 1986 - May 12, 2017

Cecil Dodd Martin, 30, of Rustburg passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born July 14, 1986, in Lynchburg, he was the son of Hester Dodd Martin, Jr. and Margie Jennings Martin.Cecil was a loving son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend.In addition to his parents, Cecil is survived by his two sisters, Rachel Trent and her husband Dale of Brookneal and Angela Stone and her...
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Wilbur Lyle Cowlbeck

February 9, 1936 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Joseph Isley Gantt

June 29, 1924 - May 10, 2017

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Charles S. MOORE

September 2, 1925 - May 9, 2017

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Vicky Lynn James

February 23, 1962 - May 1, 2017

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Dorothy Ann Peterson

May 11, 1946 - April 28, 2017

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Kenneth Monroe Layne

March 11, 1934 - April 20, 2017

Kenneth Monroe Layne, 83, of Lynchburg and formerly of Madison Heights, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.Born on March 11, 1934 in Madison Heights, he was the son of the late Charles Wesley Layne and Hazel Lucille Wright Layne. Kenneth served our country in the United States Army during Korea. He retired from the Lynchburg Foundry Company and...
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Jeanette Jeree Barnes

June 5, 1993 - March 29, 2017

Today is a Celebration of Life, In remembrance of. . .Jeanette Jeree BarnesJune 5, 1993-March 29, 2017Our daughter, sister, aunt and cousin, Jeanette lived her life with an abundance of love and dignity and traveled her own path.Jeanette's strength of choices, was also her weakness. She had a heart, pure as gold, though she fell short of manyShe attended Bowie State University in Maryland to...
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Grier-Moen CATLEDGE

February 6, 1936 - March 25, 2017

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John Henry Hill

November 23, 1932 - March 23, 2017

John Henry Hill, Jr., 84 of Rustburg, husband of Faye Wood Hill, was called home softly and tenderly on Thursday, March 23, 2017.He was born on November 23, 1932 in Southampton County, son of the late John Henry Hill, Sr. and Bertie Mae Hill.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Boothe Hill and a sister, Marion Hill.In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Jay Boothe,...
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Shannon Scott Williams

June 29, 1981 - March 15, 2017

Shannon Scott Williams, 35, of Lynchburg, went home to God in heaven, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the U.V.A. Medical Center. Born June 29, 1981 in Lynchburg, he was the son of Donna M. Kirtley of Keysville and Garland Ray Williams, Jr. of Lynchburg. Scott was a plumber with Jordan Mechanical and was a very talented artist and musician. In addition to his parents, Scott is survived by a son...
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Shin Jae Park

March 15, 1994 - March 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Margaret Ferris Fincham

June 25, 1936 - March 5, 2017

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Joseph Carson Johnson

July 2, 1942 - March 4, 2017

Joseph "J.C." Carson Johnson, 74, of Lynchburg, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Heartland of Lynchburg. Born July 2, 1942 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Gideon Joseph and Odessa Hendricks Johnson and was also preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Johnson. He was retired from Lynchburg Foundry, Simplimatic Engineering, and Appiled Technologies. He was a U.S. Marine, who...
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Iris Estelle Archer Phelps

February 16, 1930 - March 2, 2017

Iris Estelle Archer Phelps, 87, of Lynchburg passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Bobby Gene Archer. Born February 16, 1930, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward William Freeman, Sr. and the late Sally Beatrice Fulcher Freeman.Iris was a retired physical therapist aide for the Central Virginia Training Center and a member of Good...
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Naomi Kronfeld Shapiro

February 16, 1939 - March 1, 2017

Naomi Kronfeld Shapiro, 78, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Lynchburg. Mrs. Shapiro was the daughter of the late Albert and Doris Goldstein Kronfeld of Fairfield, CT, and was married to the late Rabbi Morris Shapiro. She was a graduate of Adelphi University, the University of Bridgeport, and held a BA in psychology, a MS.Ed, a graduate diploma in gerontology from Lynchburg College, and was a...
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Betty Ann Simpson Pritchett

November 13, 1941 - February 28, 2017

Betty Ann Simpson Pritchett, 75, of Lynchburg, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Lynchburg General Hospital. Born November 13, 1941 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late James G. Simpson, Sr. and Evelyn Duncan Johnson and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl Hillman and two brothers, James G. Simpson, Jr. and Bill Simpson. She was retired from...
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Elena Helin Foley

April 19, 1929 - February 25, 2017

Elena Marian Helin Foley, 87, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Guggenheimer Nursing Home. Born April 19, 1929, in Gardner, MA, she was the daughter of the late William Helin and the late Anna Marie Rantanen Helin.Elena was a retired registered nurse for the Rivercrest Nursing Home in Concord, MA.Elena is survived by her four children, Anne Foley of Dennis, MA, Karen...
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Mary Lily Coleman Dawson

May 8, 1924 - February 23, 2017

Mary Lily Coleman Dawson, 92, of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017. She was the wife of the late William Elmer Dawson. Mary Lily was born May 8, 1924 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Robert Lee Coleman and Dessie Martin Coleman. She graduated from Mayfair College of Beauty Culture; owning & operating hair salons in Big Island and Coleman Falls. She was a member of...
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William Franklin Downey

June 7, 1938 - February 23, 2017

William Franklin "Billy" Downey, 78, of Lynchburg passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital.Born on June 7, 1938 in Danville, he was the son of the late Moses and Nellie Downey. Billy retired from Lynchburg Plate and Glass and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and shopping.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings Carroll Downey, Sadie...
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Orlando Ray Spradlin

March 19, 1968 - February 21, 2017

Orlando Ray Spradlin, age 48 of Lynchburg died Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born on March 19, 1968 in Lynchburg, son of Patricia Mae Jarvis Thompson and the late Daniel Lee Spradlin.Orlando loved fishing, camping and working on old cars and trucks.In addition to his mother, he is survived by Angie Kirby; three children, Samantha Dawn Spradlin, Owen Ray Spradlin, and Luke Ray Spradlin; six...
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Elizabeth Ann Marston

September 28, 1950 - February 21, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Marston, age 66 of Lynchburg died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her home. She was born in Lynchburg, on September 28, 1950 daughter of the late Herbert L. Neas, Sr., and Elizabeth Arlene Williams Neas.She is survived by three children, Tonia L. Dawson and husband Mike of Amherst, Stewart Mays of Coleman Falls, and Crystal Boyd of Roanoke; three brothers, Lonnie Neas, Jr., and wife...
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Aubrey Thomas Riddle

November 15, 1951 - February 16, 2017

Aubrey Thomas "Tom" Riddle, Jr., 65, of Richmond, formerly of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his residence. Born November 15, 1951 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Aubrey T. Riddle, Sr. and the late Ruth King Riddle. Tom was a graduate of the University of Richmond and a retired sales manager. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. Tom is...
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Jean Ford Blankenship

August 28, 1944 - February 13, 2017

Jean Ford Blankenship, 72, of Lynchburg passed away Monday, February 13, 2017, at her residence. Born August 28, 1944, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Burton Ford and the late Louise Witt Ford.Jean was a retired cafeteria worker for Campbell County Schools, and was of the Baptist faith.In addition to her husband and parents, Jean was preceded in death by two brothers and...
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Frederick Gilbert Lyttle

July 4, 1939 - February 11, 2017

Frederick Gilbert Lyttle, Jr., 77, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy Virginia Woods Lyttle. Born July 4, 1939, in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Frederick Gilbert Lyttle, Jr. and the late Mabel Dehner Lyttle.Frederick was a retired printer for Liberty University, and a member of Thomas Road Baptist...
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Susan Ann Anderson

August 29, 1948 - February 4, 2017

Susan Ann Puckett Anderson, 68, of Lynchburg, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at her residence, after a long illness.She was born August 29, 1948 in Lynchburg and was the daughter of the late Eldridge Dunnington Puckett and Doris Farley Puckett. Mrs. Anderson is survived by her sister, Beverly P. Betag of Lynchburg and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.Memorial contributions may be...
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Judy Nuckles

April 9, 1919 - January 27, 2017

Judy Nuckles, 97, of Lynchburg passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at her residence.Born in Amherst County, April 9, 1919, she was the daughter of the late George Johns and Clemmie Nuckles. Judy enjoyed cooking, quilting and gardening and was a loving mother and grandmother.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Patty Nuckles and one granddaughter, Judith Nuckles...
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Judith Whelton Fields

August 12, 1954 - January 26, 2017

Judith Whelton Fields, 62, of Madison Heights, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at her residence. Whitten Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Park Avenue Chapel served the family.
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Hazel Irene Burley

January 8, 1948 - January 11, 2017

Hazel Irene Burley, 69 of Lynchburg passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.Born on January 8, 1948 in Piney River, Virginia to the late Percy C. Angus and Christine H. Angus.Hazel was a member of Keystone Baptist Church. She loved gardening and working in her flower bed.In addition to her parents she was proceeded in death by her step-father, Louis Earl Campbell; sisters, Ethel...
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Mary Diane Harris

December 22, 1956 - January 10, 2017

Mary Diane Harris, 60, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born on December 22, 1956 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Dorothy Dale.Mary enjoyed working as a CNA and being outdoors. Her greatest joys in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her family.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her...
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Betty Lou Anderson Owens

February 26, 1932 - January 1, 2017

Betty Lou "Anderson" Owens, 84, went to be with the Lord on January 1, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimers. She was born Feb 26, 1932 to the late A.S. Anderson and Elsie (Thomas) Anderson. Betty was born and raised in Leemaster, VA and attended Grundy High School in Grundy, VA. She married Eugene Owens August 9, 1952 in Grundy and they later moved to Lynchburg, VA, where she remained....
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Kassidy Jade Shamari Price

September 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017

On Sunday, January 1, 2017, God called home a most precious angel. Kassidy Jade Shamari Price was born September 24, 2016 to James Price, Jr. and Denetra Turner. Kassidy was born with a rare heart condition that kept her at UVA hospital for much of her short life. In spite of this, Kassidy was always a happy, smiling energetic baby from day one. In the short time that she was here, Kassidy...
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Mary Whitten Davis

August 9, 1924 - December 27, 2016

Mary Whitten Davis, 92, of Lynchburg, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Avante Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Andrew Clay "AC" Davis, III.Born on August 9, 1924 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Maynard and Carrie Whitten.Mary worked at both the Weiner Stand and Arbys. She built up a large clientele of customers due to her bubbly personality...
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Shawnmarie Ann Vires

January 24, 1985 - December 13, 2016

Shawnmarie Ann Vires, 31, of Lynchburg, died Monday, December 13, 2016 at her residence.A memorial service will be held at a later date. Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family.
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Melvin Vernon Holmes

November 14, 1944 - December 5, 2016

Melvin Vernon Holmes of Lynchburg, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Clarrisa Melania Holmes for fifteen years.Born in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Melvin Harper Holmes and the late Lottie Meeks Holmes. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War.In addition to his wife, Mr. Holmes is survived by his son...
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Marion Briney Pinkerton

September 18, 1919 - November 22, 2016

Marion Pinkerton died peacefully on Nov. 22, 2016, at Westminster-Canterbury, Lynchburg VA. She was 97 years old. Marion was preceded in death by her beloved husband, and best friend, David C. Pinkerton, and a sister, Dorothy B. Schulz of Pittsburgh PA. She is survived by the loves of her life, her children -- Nancy Regan and husband, David; Tom Pinkerton and wife, Becky; Ginny Lundeen...
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Eddie Willard Cheek

April 20, 1957 - November 21, 2016

Eddie Willard Cheek, Jr., 59, of Hurt, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. He was the husband of Sharon Wells Cheek.Born April 20, 1957 in Ausburg, Germany, he was the son of Ann Cameron Tate of Hurt and the Late Eddie Willard Cheek, Sr. and step-son of Bob Tate of Hurt. Eddie was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, mother and...
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Scottie Howell Sammons

May 30, 1958 - November 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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Kerry Michele Phelps Jennings

May 22, 1971 - November 11, 2016

Kerry Michele Phelps Jennings, 45, of Spout Spring passed away Friday, November 11, 2016, at her residence. Born May 22, 1971, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of James Lee Phelps and Sharon Rose Burks Phelps.Michele was homemaker, and was a loving daughter, mother, sister and friend.In addition to her parents, Michele is survived by her children, Jesse Jennings and Shyan Jennings of Spout...
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Alvin Allyn Hardy,

July 7, 1934 - November 11, 2016

Alvin Allyn Hardy, Sr., 82, of Evington passed away Friday, November 11, 2016, at his residence. Born July 7, 1934, in Campbell County, he was the son of the late John Ira Hardy, Sr. and the late Mary Chandler Epps Hardy. Alvin was a retired boiler man engineer for the United States Government. He also served our country in the U.S. Navy.In addition to his parents, Alvin was preceded in death...
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Gene Massie Ware

July 3, 1934 - November 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.
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David Michael Barwise

August 8, 1959 - November 5, 2016

David Michael Barwise, 57, of Lynchburg, formerly of Berwin, PA, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 at his residence,Born August 6, 1959 in Harvey, IL, he was the son of Dorothy Wright Barwise of Dartmouth, MA and the late Richard Grant Barwise. David is survived by two brothers, Mark S. Barwise of Tiverton, RI and Thomas E. Barwise and wife Maria of Indianapolis, IN; one sister, Karen L....
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Sara Kay Childress-Gilman

October 17, 1989 - October 26, 2016

Sara Kay Childress-Gilman, 27, of Rustburg, formerly of, Baltimore, MD, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at her residence.Born October 17, 1989 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Mary Alice Childress of Rustburg and William Gilman Jr. of Texas. Sara was a former medical assistant and was a member of Woodberry Church of the Brethren in Baltimore.In addition to her parents, Sara...
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