Our Obituaries

Luther Page Staton

July 18, 1934 - December 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Wayne Boyd Wright

February 6, 1943 - December 9, 2017

Wayne Boyd Wright, 74, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of 51 years to Donna Harris Wright. Born February 6, 1943, in Lynchburg, he was the oldest son of the late Clayton Leroy Wright and the late Violet Freeman Wright.Wayne served in the U.S. Army for 3 years, and retired from GE-Ericsson-Tyco with 40 years of service.In...
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Hughla James McDowell

September 9, 1964 - December 8, 2017

Hughla James McDowell, age 53 of Ashboro, NC passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at his residence.He was born in Winchester on September 9, 1964, son of Arranna Mae McDowell and the late Fred C. McDowell.He was employed as a Karate Teacher and was an 8th degree black belt in Karate as well as being a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido.In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Russell...
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Charles Henry Carwile

March 4, 1922 - December 7, 2017

Charles Henry Carwile, 95, of Lynchburg passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born in Campbell County on March 4, 1922, to the late Charles Reese Carwile and the late Hilda Cardwell Carwile.Henry was an avid gardener who took great pleasure in raising vegetables and watermelons, and then sharing his bounty with everyone he knew. He was a lifelong member...
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Eunice Irby Dudley

August 13, 1930 - December 6, 2017

Eunice Dudley, at 87, passed to peaceful sleep in the Lord December 6th.Eunice was born in Halifax County, VA Aug 13th 1930. She was the daughter of William Millard Irby and Minnie Reid Irby.Eunice, being an active soul, was employed by Imperial Reading then went on to be a loving children's caregiver in her home prior to retiring. She had a thumb of emerald green loving to work her garden and...
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Fred Junior Richardson

June 30, 1925 - December 5, 2017

Fred Junior Richardson, 92, of Evington, passed on to Heaven on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He was born the ninth of eleven children, in Buckingham County, to Martha Lillian Franklin Richardson and Archie Richardson. Fred was preceded in death by an infant son, Franklin Eugene, his parents, and his siblings. Fred is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 72 years, Susie Thompson Richardson...
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Gaynell D. Hulser

July 7, 1933 - December 5, 2017

Gaynell Divers Hulser, 84, of Lynchburg passed away Tuesday, December 05, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Twice married, she was the wife of the late William Curtis Warren and the late James Leonard Hulser. Born July 7, 1933, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Izora Holland Divers and was also preceded in death by four brothers, Gerry, Dennis, Nolan, and...
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Patricia Ayers Johnson

February 20, 1944 - December 3, 2017

Patricia Ayers Johnson, 73, of Lynchburg passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Woody Dillard Johnson. Born February 20, 1944, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Marion Marshall McCauley and the late Violet Lucille Phillips McCauley.Patricia was a retired receptionist for Hopkins Pediatrics and a member of Fairview Christian Church. ...
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Frances Knowles BROOKS

November 1, 1926 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Frances K. Brooks

November 1, 1926 - December 1, 2017

Frances K. Brooks, 91 of Lynchburg passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. She was the widow of Clyde W. Brooks, Sr. to whom she was married for 73 years. She was born on June 12, 1926 in Lynchburg, daughter of the late Harry H. Knowles, Sr. and the late Nannie Francis Knowles.Frances was retired from Griffin Pipe Credit Union. After her retirement she and Clyde traveled extensively and spent...
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Viola Shores Pillow

July 7, 1927 - November 30, 2017

Viola Shores Massie Pillow, 90, of Evington went to be with her Lord Thursday, November 30, 2017 from her residence surrounded by her family.Born in Philadelphia, PA, July 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John Walter "Bud" Shores and Annie Cofflin Shores. Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Henry Massie and her second husband Lloyd Oscar Pillow.Viola...
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Valerie H. Tyree

December 25, 1965 - November 30, 2017

Valerie Howell Tyree, 51, of Rustburg, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital.Born on December 25, 1965, in Bedford County, she was the daughter of Nancy Brown Phelps and the late Samuel Howell. Valerie was employed at Liberty University as a compliance analyst. Her purpose in life was to serve and help others. Her smile was contagious and she touched everyone...
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Patricia Hall Caldwell

March 4, 1940 - November 28, 2017

Patricia Lee Hall Caldwell, 77 of Lynchburg, widow of Martin "Buck" Luther Caldwell, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017.She was born on March 4, 1940 in Lynchburg, a daughter of the late Herbert Marion Hall and the late Mazia Jordan Hall.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, Russell E. hall, James R. Hall, Edwin W. Hall, Kathleen...
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Tamra Elaine Pleger

December 25, 1958 - November 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Marvin Blane Greene

September 24, 1939 - November 24, 2017

Marvin Blane Greene, 78, of Evington, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Avante of Lynchburg. He was the husband of Vivian Pribble Greene. Born September 24, 1939 in Watauga County, NC, he was the son of the late Albert C. and Alice Icenhour Greene. Mr. Greene was a retired brick mason. In addition to his wife, Mr. Greene is survived by a son, Mickey Lee Greene of Lawrenceville; a...
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Julian Leo Cawthorne

March 1, 1938 - November 23, 2017

Julian Leo Cawthorne, 79, of Lynchburg went to be with his Lord Thursday, November 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia "Patsy" Cawthorne.Born in Appomattox, March 1, 1938 he was the son of the late James Daniel Cawthorne and Annie Wooldridge Cawthorne. Leo was retired from Lynchburg Foundry after 30 years of service and was a member of Marshall Lodge #39. He was a...
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William Leslie Barricks

December 5, 1928 - November 23, 2017

William Leslie "Billy" Barricks, Sr. 88, of Evington, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marie Eubank Barricks. Born December 5, 1928 in Rustburg, he was the son of the late Joshua and Irene Westbrook Barricks and was also preceded in death by seven brothers; two sisters and a grandson, Branden Miller. Billy was a retired...
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Betty Harmon Wood

October 26, 1938 - November 22, 2017

Betty Harmon Wood, 79, of Rustburg passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the wife of 62 years to Ronald Eugene Wood. Born October 26, 1938, in Pamplin, she was the daughter of the late William Earl Harmon and the late Loveline Jamerson Harmon.Betty was a homemaker and a member of New Chapel Baptist Church. She loved to do knitting and go camping. ...
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Deronda Kaye Spiller

April 13, 1948 - November 21, 2017

Deronda Kaye Morris Spiller, 69, of Evington, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the devoted wife of James T. "Tom" Spiller for forty-one years. Born April 13, 1948 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Wallace O. and Ann Wilson Morris. Deronda was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. In addition to her husband,...
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Grace Eagle Campbell

May 5, 1925 - November 19, 2017

Grace Eagle Campbell, 92, of Evington, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Lynchburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the loving wife of the late Kinkle Campbell.Born on May 5, 1925, in Appomattox County, she was the daughter of the late John Asa Eagle and the late Tencie Martin Eagle Jamerson. Grace retired from Craddock Terry Shoe Corporation and she enjoyed cross stitching,...
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Patsy W. Hooper

October 23, 1936 - November 16, 2017

Patsy Watson Hooper, 81, of Forest, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, November 16, 2017. She was the adored wife of the late Oliver Franklin "Frank" Hooper for 50 wonderful years.Born on October 2, 1936 in Salisbury, NC, she was the only child of the late Floyd and Nerine Watson. Patsy was a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1971. Patsy was a graduate of Newport News High School and...
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Zachary Michael Davidson

January 20, 2003 - November 13, 2017

Zachary Michael Davidson, 14, of Rustburg, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born on January 20, 2003, in Lynchburg, he was the son of Michael and Crystal Epperson. Zachary was a student at the Laurel Regional Program and he enjoyed being outdoors. He could brighten up the room with his smile.In addition to his parents, Zachary is survived by his siblings,...
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Laymond Elsworth McFaden

April 11, 1928 - November 13, 2017

Laymond Elsworth McFaden, age 89 of Lynchburg passed away, Monday, November 13, 2017.He was born in Lynchburg on April 11, 1928, son of the late Arthur Jackson McFaden and the late Emma Chanault McFaden.Preceeding him in death were his former wife, Marian McFaden and a daughter, Glenda M. Tyree.He was retired from Truck Body Corporation and a member of River Church.Survivors include a daughter,...
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Jayne Marie McAninch

June 22, 1965 - November 10, 2017

Jayne Marie McAninch, 52, of Lynchburg passed away Friday, November 10, 2017, at her residence. Born June 22, 1965, in Kimball, NE, she was the daughter of Carol Nowark McAninch and the late Raymond Edward McAninch.Jayne was a security guard and a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend.In addition to her mother, Jayne is survived by four siblings, Michael McAninch (Susan) of Goode, James...
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Ryan Wayne Wood

March 1, 2000 - November 9, 2017

Ryan Wayne Wood, 17, of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2017. Born March 1, 2000 in Lynchburg, he was the son of Roger Lee and Kim Andresen Wood. Ryan was a Senior at Heritage High School. In addition to his parents, Ryan is survived by two brothers, J.R. Landrum of Concord and Robert Wood and wife Karen of Colorado Springs, CO; grandparents, Brenda and Michael Robertson of...
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Edith Marie Tyree

February 27, 1936 - November 9, 2017

Edith Marie Tyree, 81, of Forest, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at her daughter's home in Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late Moses Odell Tyree. Born February 27, 1936 in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late Hammond H. and Lense Marsh Miear and was also preceded in death by three sisters, Eula Mae Witt, Dorothy Miear, and Geneva Maddox and four brothers, Chuck, Buck,...
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Henry Samuel Angus

April 2, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Henry Samuel "Jack" Angus, 88, of Lynchburg, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Lavita Cash Angus. Born April 2, 1929 at Crawley's Creek in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Henry Bargiman Angus and Ruby Stratton Angus and was also preceded in death by a son, Reginald Angus; and two sisters, Mary A. McGuire and Roselle A. Martin. Jack...
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Shirley Cox Wood

March 12, 1935 - November 5, 2017

Shirley Cox Franklin Wood, 82, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Runk & Pratt of Forest. Twice married she is the wife of Kenneth Murray Wood and the widow of William Coty Franklin.Born in Lynchburg, she is the daughter of the late John Henry Cox and the late Grace Spradlin Cox. In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara C....
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Alfred Richard Caudill

May 17, 1928 - October 31, 2017

Alfred Richard Caudill, 89, was called home on October 31, 2017. His Christian beliefs removed all fear for leaving life on earth to enter his eternal home. He was born on May 17, 1928 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He moved to the Lynchburg area at a young age and resided in the New London area of Campbell County. He was the eighth child of the late William W. and Millie Maureen (Smith) Caudill...
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Edgar Franklin Allen

May 5, 1930 - October 28, 2017

Edgar Franklin Allen, 87, of Lynchburg, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia Gaddis Allen. Born May 5, 1930 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Lester Clifford Allen and Vermont Brooks Loving. Mr. Allen was retired from Walgreens Pharmacy and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served during the Korean War. He...
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Martha Jane Callahan Mason

April 7, 1923 - October 26, 2017

Martha Jane "Janie" Callahan Mason, 94, of Altavista passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Autumn Care Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late James William Mason. Born April 7, 1923, in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late William Tarry Callahan and the late Matilda Jane (Pribble) Callahan. Janie was a homemaker and a member of Salem United Methodist Church. In...
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Phyllis Smith Peters

April 7, 1946 - October 25, 2017

Phyllis Smith Peters, 71, of Lynchburg, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017. She was the wife of the late Warren Owen Peters, Sr. Born April 7, 1946 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Presley Smith and Gladys Shaner Smith. Phyllis was the last Welcome Wagon Lady of Lynchburg. Thanks to her work, new arrivals to the city were greeted with a friendly face and gifts from...
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Robert Alan Luell

August 19, 1930 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Ralph Michael Wisniewski

September 29, 1929 - October 19, 2017

Ralph Michael Wisniewski, 88, of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Westminster Canterbury. He was the husband of Bruna V. Wisniewski.Born September 29, 1929 in Edwardsville, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Woznock Wisniewski. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Florence W. Wyce, Helen W. Hydock, and Gertrude W. Dukus and two brothers Joseph and...
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Mary Barnes Stauber

August 27, 1929 - October 18, 2017

Mary Ellen Stauber, 88, of Lynchburg, widow of James Delbert Stauber, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was rejoined with her beloved husband, Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Mary was a long time Sunday school teacher at Thomas Road Baptist Church, and retired from the Call Center at Liberty University. She is survived by her children, Bonnie Harper, Thomas W. Stauber, Lisa...
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Phillip Earl Wright

May 19, 1940 - October 17, 2017

Phillip E. Wright, 77, of Forest, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Runk and Pratt Liberty Ridge. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn "Evie" Sullivan Wright.Born on May 19, 1940 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Ernest and Dorris Wright. Phillip retired from General Electric and Ericsson after 37 years of service. He enjoyed going to flea markets, woodworking, and bird...
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Ralph Lawrence Hollifield

December 3, 1930 - October 17, 2017

Ralph Lawrence Hollifield, 86, of Lynchburg, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Ralph was the son of the late Floyd and Madge Hollifield of Marion, NC. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ricky Dale Hollifield.Ralph is survived by his wife, Kitty Dallas Hollifield; two daughters, Kim Brown and husband Mike and Kelly Allamong and husband Keith;...
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Suzanne Paduano Conway

December 6, 1956 - October 16, 2017

Suzanne Conway, 60, of Lynchburg, passed away at her home suddenly on Monday, October 16, 2017. She was born December 6, 1956 in Brockport, NY to Henry Paduano and Sue Garner. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Stefania and Charles Paduano; her father Henry Paduano; and her god son/nephew Stephen Smith. After Suzanne graduated from Towson State University she went to work for Calvert...
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Karen Jane Danos

May 2, 1959 - October 16, 2017

Karen Jane Torbert Danos was born on Tuesday, May 12, 1959 and passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the age of 58.She was married to her best friend and partner in life, Michael J. Danos. They were married 40 years.She is survived by 3 sons, Andrew M. Danos of Charlotte, NC, Ian F. Danos of Rustburg and Schuyler R. Danos of Lynchburg; her mother, Edith Cavin Torbert Barbour and stepfather,...
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Marjorie N. Martin

September 6, 1938 - October 12, 2017

Marjorie Nickerson Martin, 79, of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late James Isiah Martin, Sr. Born September 6, 1938 in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Augustus and Arra Radford Nickerson and was also preceded in death by eleven siblings. She was retired from the Lynchburg News & Advance. Mrs...
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Chapman Jones Harris

February 5, 1928 - October 12, 2017

Chapman Jones "Chippy" Harris, 89, of Evington died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Gaynell Watts Harris.Born in Appomattox, he is the son of the late Charles Randolph Harris and the late Mary Marsh Harris. In addition to his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Cory Mitchell and Jacob Anderson; five brothers and four...
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Rachel Miles Hollie

September 15, 1941 - October 9, 2017

Rachel Miles Hollie, 76, of Lynchburg, formerly of Nathalie (Halifax County), passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at Avante at Lynchburg. She was the wife of Eugene Dotson Hollie for almost fifty years. Born September 15, 1941 in Halifax County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Hunter Miles and Arie Waller Miles and was also preceded in death by her sister, Doris M. Clay. Mrs. Hollie...
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Lois West Trent

April 12, 1921 - October 8, 2017

Lois Amelia West Trent of Lynchburg died Sunday, October 08, 2017 at the Summit. She was the wife of the late Arnold A. Trent.Born in Campbell County April 12, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John R. West. She was a member of Evington United Methodist Church.In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl West, James West, and John West as well...
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Alfred Ray Mawyer

February 2, 1930 - October 3, 2017

Alfred Ray Mawyer, 87, of Lynchburg, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Betty Ayers Mawyer.Born in Lynchburg, February 2, 1930, he was the son of the late Alfred L. Mawyer and Sarah Elizabeth Clemmons Mawyer. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was the retired owner/operator of A. Ray...
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Mary Douglas Gray

June 23, 1927 - October 2, 2017

Mary Douglas Smith Gray, 90, of Lynchburg passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. Born in Abingdon, VA, June 23, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Taylor G. Smith and Ruby Steele Smith and was preceded in death by her husband Burrill M. Gray and her sister Elizabeth Keele Smith Lynch. Mary's endless selflessness can be seen in all aspects of her life and those of others. She was a loving,...
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Wayne Lynn Johnson

August 17, 1954 - September 29, 2017

Wayne Lynn Johnson, 63, of Lynchburg passed away Friday, September 29, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Mary Laird Johnson.Born in Lock Haven, PA, he was the son of Louise Haagen Johnson of Beech Creek, PA and the late Harold Johnson. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one son, Jeremy Clark and his fiancé Amanda Rogers of Lynchburg; two brothers, Barry Johnson and wife...
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Muriel Cowart

November 11, 1924 - September 28, 2017

Muriel Faler Cowart, 92, passed away September 28, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Leonard L. and Grace Metzner Faler of Spokane, Washington. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by the Love of her life, Jesse Allen Cowart, Sr.; her sister, Helen Cable; two daughters-in-law, Vanessa K. Cowart and Robin F. Cowart and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cowart is...
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Amanda Renee Jenkins

June 10, 1988 - September 25, 2017

Amanda Renee Jenkins, 29, of Evington, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at her residence. Born June 10, 1988 in Winchester, VA, she is survived by her mother, Rita S. McCaughtry and husband John of Riverside, CA and her father, Ronald Ray Jenkins and wife Deborah of Whitman, MA. Amanda is also survived by two daughters, Trinity Jenkins of Concord and Tiearra Jenkins of Lynchburg; one...
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Ann Marie Myers

July 10, 1958 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Ruby Edith Reynolds Mason

September 1, 1937 - September 25, 2017

Ruby Edith Reynolds Mason, 80, of Altavista passed away Monday, September 25, 2017, at the residence of her daughter. Born September 1, 1937, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of the late James Lester Reynolds and the late Annie Harris Reynolds.Ruby was a retired furniture repair technician for Lane Company, where she served for 30 years. She was a member of Moneta Church of God of...
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Elmer Steele Pollard

November 11, 1951 - September 23, 2017

Elmer Steele Pollard, Jr., 65, of Evington passed away of natural causes Saturday, September 23, 2017, at his residence. Born November 11, 1951, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Elmer Steele Pollard, Sr. and the late Ruby Pearl Bryant Pollard.Steele was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.Steele is survived by six siblings, Craig Pollard of Evington, Nedra Marinshaw of Danville, CA,...
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Benjamin Colvin Horsley

June 14, 1921 - September 22, 2017

Benjamin Colvin Horsley also known as Tolly, age 96 of Lynchburg passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Virginia Baptist Hospital.Benjamin was born in Appomattox County, son of the late Benjamin A. Horsley and Lillian M. Horsley.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters, Thomas Abbitt Horsley, Bertrand A. Horsley, Ray Horsley, Geneva H. Childress,...
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Jack Allan Dalton

March 1, 1963 - September 17, 2017

Jack Allan Dalton age 54 of Lynchburg, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017.He was the son of the late Clyde and Nellie Dalton.Survivors include two daughters, Randi Franklin and husband Gregg and Angel Dalton; two brothers Clyde W. Dalton and wife Diane, Jerry Dalton and wife Pam; two sisters, Carolyn Hart and husband Richard and Donna Wright; two grandchildren, Trinity Dalton and Jasmine...
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Alfred Marion Parsell

January 26, 1925 - September 17, 2017

Alfred Marion Parsell (known by all as Gran or Gran Gran), 92, of Lynchburg passed away peacefully on September 17, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He is now reunited with the love of his life, June M. Parsell. He was the son of Earnest & Vera Parsell. Alfred is survived by his daughter Carolyn Mahone; four grandchildren, Sherry Sale and her husband Alan,...
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Michael Haywood Layne

February 8, 1952 - September 16, 2017

Michael Haywood Layne, 65, of Lynchburg, passed away peacefully, Saturday, September 16, 2017.Born February 8, 1952 in Lynchburg, he was the son of Peggy Knowles Layne of Lynchburg and the late Mott Haywood Layne. Michael was a Product manager with American Hofmann and a longtime local musician.In addition to his mother, Michael is survived by his daughter, Jaime Marie Layne of Lynchburg; two...
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Reuben Earl Lindsay

June 25, 1931 - September 15, 2017

Reuben Earl Lindsay, 86, of Lynchburg passed away Friday, September 15, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital surrounded by his family. He was a husband of Cornelia Burnette Lindsay. Born June 25, 1931, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late A.F. Lindsay and the late Anna Raasch Lindsay.Earl retired from Craddock Terry as a pattern maker, where he served for 42 years. He was currently employed...
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Louise H. Palmateer

April 25, 1929 - September 15, 2017

Louise H. Palmateer, 88, of Lynchburg, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home.Born April 25, 1929 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Cornelius Wilson and Madie Brooks Wilson and was also preceded in death by her son, Joseph L. Palmateer, Jr.; two brothers, Jack Wilson and Marvin Wilson and three sisters, Gladys W. Hanks, Virginia W. Shepherd, and...
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John Michael Anderson

August 20, 1968 - September 14, 2017

John Michael Anderson, 49, of Forest, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Calli W. Anderson.Born in Lynchburg, August 20, 1968, he was the son of Jeri K. Anderson of Forest and the late Crantford V. "Andy" Anderson, Jr.John was the owner and operator of Anderson Concrete Finishing, Inc. and was a member of Hyland Heights Baptist Church. He loved...
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Ethel Hardy Powers

October 11, 1927 - September 13, 2017

Ethel Hardy Powers, 89, of Lynchburg, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at The Elms in Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late Elton Owen Powers. Born October 11, 1927 in Danville, Ethel was the daughter of the late Jesse Howard Hardy and Ida Summerlin Hardy and was also preceded in death by a brother, Jesse H. Hardy and a sister, Nellie H. Thompson. She was retired from Leggett / Belk...
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William Edward White

March 5, 1928 - September 10, 2017

William Edward White, 89, recently of Raleigh, NC and previously of Tucson, AZ, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at his daughter's residence, surrounded by family. He was the loving husband of Alice Corcoran White.Born on March 5, 1928 in Geneseo, NY, he was the son of the late Norman White and the late Minnie Bastian White. Bill graduated from the University of Buffalo and served...
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Mae Webb Wright

October 22, 1919 - September 9, 2017

Mae Webb Turner Wright, 97, of Rustburg, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Liberty Ridge Health and Rehab. She was the loving wife of the late Lewis Edward Turner, Sr. and the late James Mason Wright.Born on October 22, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Oris James Webb, Sr. and the late Myrtle Jefferson Webb. Mae retired from Craddock-Terry Shoe Company after 41 years of...
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Lisa Gay Price

January 4, 1965 - September 6, 2017

Lisa Gay Johnson Price, 52, of Gladys, passed away on Wednesday, September, 6, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Russell Eugene Price.Born on January 4, 1965 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Nelson M. Johnson and the late Mary Ann Johnson. Lisa graduated from Phillips Business College and then went to work for Nationwide for 10 years....
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Nancy M. Fath

March 7, 1934 - September 6, 2017

Nancy Morris Fath, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at her home of Forest.Nancy was born March 7, 1934 in Utica New York. Nancy was a teacher for many years in New York and Falls Church, VA. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Bedford.Nancy leaves behind two children, daughter; Kathy Landers of Hyde Park, NY, son; George R. Fath Jr and...
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Phyllis Payne Phillips

June 9, 1924 - September 5, 2017

Phyllis Payne Phillips, 93 of Lynchburg passed away Tuesday, September 05, 2017.She was born on June 9, 1924 in Campbell County, daughter of the late William Payne Phillips and Florence Arthur Phillips.Phyllis was a long time member of Salem United Methodist Church and helped start their Sunshine Seniors Club which is enjoyed by many. She was a retired executive secretary with B&W McDermott...
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Sandy Alexander Garrett

June 24, 1934 - September 5, 2017

Sandy Alexander Garrett, Jr., 83, of Lynchburg passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Anita Dodd Garrett.Born in Phenix, Virginia, June 24, 1934 he was the son of the late Sandy A. Garrett and Allie Garrison Garrett. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired from Babcock and Wilcox after 30 years of service. He...
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Jesse Taylor Pratt

October 1, 1940 - September 2, 2017

Jesse Taylor Pratt Sr. (76), formerly of Prospect Park, PA, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Lynchburg, VAIn his last days, he was surrounded by his family and friends. Jesse was raised in Glenolden and graduated from Glen-Nor, which is now, Interboro High School. He served his country in the Navy, retired from Philadelphia Electric Co. after 30 years of service and enjoyed summers...
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Edell Lee Wright

July 3, 1922 - August 30, 2017

Edell Lee Wright, 95, of Lynchburg passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the Lynchburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Lessie Virginia Evans Wright. Born July 3, 1922, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late John Thomas Wright and the late Mary Candler Wright. Edell was a retired machine operator for Craddock-Terry Shoe Corporation, with forty-eight...
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John Harvey Jones

November 21, 1946 - August 29, 2017

John Harvey Jones Jr., age 70, passed into the arms of his loving Savior August 29, 2017 at home with his loving daughter by his side, following a nearly five-year courageous battle with cancer. John grew up in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents John Harvey Jones Sr. and Wilma Talbert Jones. John is survived by his daughter, Michelle Renee Jones, of Jacksonville,...
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Gary M. Wade

February 12, 1981 - August 28, 2017

Gary Melvin Wade, 36, of Rustburg died Monday, August 28, 2017. He was born in Lynchburg, February 12, 1981. Gary worked in tree service and was self-employed. He was also an artist. Gary could draw anything and he loved to paint. He especially enjoyed painting murals on the bedroom walls of his children and nieces. He was a loving father and son.Survivors include his mother, Janet Pleasants...
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David Blaine Robinson

February 3, 1943 - August 28, 2017

David Blaine Robinson, 74 of Lynchburg, husband of Jean Davis Robinson, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at Avante at Lynchburg.He was born on February 2, 1943 in Buckhannon, WV to the late Bernard and Ina Robinson.He was preceded in death by a brother and sister.David was retired from MBP and served his county in the United States Navy during Vietnam earning the Navy Cross. He was a member...
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Walter Nathan Gowen

June 13, 1923 - August 28, 2017

Walter Nathan Gowen, 94, of Lynchburg passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, at the Appomattox Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Odelle O'Brien Gowen. Born June 13, 1923, in Nelson County, he was the son of the late Walter Coles Gowen and the late Rhoda Tyree Gowen.Nathan was a retired maintenance employee for A.B. Burton Construction Company, where he served for 34...
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Clyde Wade Brooks

April 22, 1925 - August 28, 2017

Clyde Wade Brooks, Sr., 92, of Lynchburg passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of Frances Knowles Brooks for 73 years. Born April 22, 1925, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Oscar Brooks and the late Mamie Smith Brooks.Clyde was a retired foreman for Griffin Pipe Company, where he served for 30 years. He was a long time member of Bethesda Presbyterian...
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Phillip Wayne Ashwell

August 24, 1953 - August 28, 2017

Phillip Wayne Ashwell, 64, of Rustburg, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Laverne Bell Ashwell for twenty-eight years. Born August 24, 1953 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Edward Louis and Dorothy Deaner Ashwell and was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Todd Phelps. Phillip was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Marine...
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Florence Bates Tyree

September 2, 1932 - August 27, 2017

Florence Bates Tyree, 84 of Forest, widow of Frank W. Tyree, Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at her home.She was born on September 2, 1932 in Campbell County, daughter of the late William Nathan Bates and Maggie Walthall Bates.In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Hall.Survivors include three children, Debbie T. Rae and husband Glen of...
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David Leighton Riley

January 3, 1949 - August 27, 2017

David Leighton Riley, 68, of Forest, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his residence. He was the loving husband of June S. Riley. David was born January 3, 1949 in Lynchburg to the late Raymond Riley and Jeanette Austin Riley. He spent his career in the Paint and Auto Body business and was employed by E & M Auto Paint & Supply Corp.In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons...
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Margo Capps Tucker

December 16, 1948 - August 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Linda Campbell Davis

May 6, 1952 - August 20, 2017

Linda C. Davis, 65, of Lynchburg, was called home on August 20, 2017. She was born in Monroe on May 6, 1952 and was the daughter of the late James (Buck) Campbell and the late Alene H. Campbell. Linda has a strong faith in God, loved children, and enjoyed caring for her husband and family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, H. Roger Campbell and James E....
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Leah Christian Dowdy

October 5, 1925 - August 20, 2017

Leah Dowdy, 91, graduated to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 20, 2017. She was born in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Eugene and Leah Christian. As a child of a Navy pharmacist, she traveled around the world. She graduated from Bladensburg High School in Maryland. She received her RN nursing degree from American University in Washington, DC in 1947. As a...
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Gerald Wayne Pendleton

March 13, 1950 - August 19, 2017

Gerald Wayne Pendleton, Sr., 67, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the Liberty Ridge Rehabilitation Center. Born March 13, 1950, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Lacy Franklin Pendleton, Jr. and the late Della Ewing Pendleton.Wayne was a retired manager of Remington Grill and a member of Heritage Baptist Church. He was a loving son, father, brother and grandfather...
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Kathleen Conner Probst

June 16, 1918 - August 14, 2017

Kathleen "Kitty" Conner Probst, 99, of Lynchburg passed away Monday, August 14, 2017, at her residence. Born June 16, 1918, in Thaxton, she was the daughter of the late Maurice Lee Conner and the late Carrie Spangler Conner.Kitty was a retired quality control engineer (44 years) for Chapstick/Merchandising Company and a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. She received an achievement...
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Conley Percy St. John

July 24, 1933 - August 13, 2017

Conley "Pete" Percy St. John, Jr., age 84 of Lynchburg, widow of Margaret Jordan St. John, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017.He was born on July 24, 1933 in Brookneal, son of the late Conley P. St. John, Sr. and Lillie S. St. John.Pete was a loving father and grandfather who served in the United States Army and was retired from Coleman Adams.In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death...
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Kenneth Edward Lloyd

June 13, 1936 - August 13, 2017

Kenneth Edward Lloyd, Sr. 81, of Lynchburg, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Lynchburg Health and Rehab.Born on June 13, 1936 in Halifax County, he was the son of the late Carl Edward Lloyd and Ada Coates Lloyd. Kenneth served our country in the United States Army and he retired from Lance, Inc. He enjoyed fishing but would hunt on occasions and he enjoyed his morning breakfast...
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Geneve Dickey SHANABERGER

November 15, 1921 - August 12, 2017

Geneve Dickey Shanaberger, age 95 of Lynchburg, widow of Robert Worth Shanaberger, passed away on Saturday August 12, 2017.She was born on November 15, 1921 in Berlin, PA to the late Harry H. and Mary B. Dickey.In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by, her brother, Carl E. Dickey; a daughter in law, June Towler Shanaberger; and a great grandson, Grayson Brightwell.She...
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David Matthew Johnson

May 23, 1958 - August 8, 2017

David Matthew Johnson, 59, of Lynchburg, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at his residence. He was a loving son, brother, father and grandfather and will greatly missed by all.Born on May 23, 1958, he was the son of Grace Vest Adams and the late Jesse James Johnson. David enjoyed bluegrass music and playing the guitar, coon hunting, and working on cars; however his greatest joy was...
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Cynthia Baber Duck

May 4, 1951 - August 6, 2017

Cynthia Baber Duck of Lynchburg was wrapped in the arms of our Savior, Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her home. She was the loving and dedicated wife of Pastor Carlton A. Duck. Born May 4, in Lynchburg, Cynthia was the daughter of the late Richard Burke Baber and Thelma Flowers Baber and was also preceded in death by her son, Carlton A. Duck, Jr. Cynthia was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and...
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Rodney Jewel Tomlin

March 4, 1941 - August 5, 2017

Rodney Jewel Tomlin, 76, of Lynchburg, passed away, Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. He was the loving and devoted husband of the late Barbara Mayhew Tomlin for fifty years. Born March 4, 1941 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late William O'Donal and Bertha Dowdy Tomlin and was also preceded in death by a son, Perry Tomlin. Rodney retired from Limitorque Corp. after...
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Linda Pettyjohn Davis

May 15, 1934 - August 5, 2017

Linda Pettyjohn Davis, (83), died August 5, 2017 at the Seven Hills Hospice House.Born in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Macon Michaux Pettyjohn and the late Esther Gilbert Pettyjohn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, David Randolph Pettyjohn and her stepmother, Rosa F. Pettyjohn. Her paternal grandparents were the late Walker Pettyjohn and Mary...
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Robert Edward Davidson

February 25, 1932 - August 4, 2017

Robert Edward Davidson, 85, of Forest passed away Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Heartland of Lynchburg. He was the husband of Helen Eggers Davidson for 61 years. Born February 25, 1932, in Rustburg, he was the son of the late Lee Davidson and the late Stella Mae Dowdy Davidson.Robert was a retired lab technician for Framatone/Areva and served our country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of...
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Frances Smith Crowell

October 14, 1928 - August 2, 2017

Frances Smith Crowell, 88, of Forest, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Wayne Eugene Crowell, Sr. Born October 14, 1928 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Ezekiel Cleveland and Mary Estelle Tanner Smith and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Berkley, Clayton, and Bennie Smith and two sisters, Susie Thomas and Zelma...
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Earl Wendell Candler

September 30, 1926 - August 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Dorothy Fields Sirocco

April 22, 1925 - July 31, 2017

Dorothy Fields Sirocco, 92, of Amherst, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital, surrounded by her daughter and three grandsons. She was the loving wife of the late William David Sirocco, Sr.Born on April 22, 1925 in Nelson County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Ashley Fields and Nora Watts Fields. Dorothy was a loving grandmother to her three grandsons that...
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Trina Louise Clark

June 27, 1970 - July 30, 2017

Trina Louise Clark, 47, of Lynchburg passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the Guggenheimer Nursing Home. Born June 27, 1970, in Roanoke, she was the daughter of James Clark and Patricia Mitten; and stepdaughter to Archie Mitten.Trina was a loving daughter, mother and friend.In addition to her parents and stepfather, Trina is survived by her special friend and companion, Mark Eldred of Lynchburg;...
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Dennis Wayne Saville

January 29, 1953 - July 29, 2017

Dennis Wayne Saville went home to be with his Savior Saturday, July 29, 2017. He is survived by his loving, compassionate wife of 38 years, Cheryl and their sons and their families, Jesse and Leyna, Mitch and Melissa, and Philip and Ronisha, as well as 5 ½ grandchildren.Dennis had a kind heart that touched his family up to the very end. He always thought of others and was such a joy to be...
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Linda West Inge

May 15, 1942 - July 27, 2017

Linda West Inge, 75, of Lynchburg, passed away surrounded by friends and family on July 27, 2017, after a series of health incidents. Linda was the widow of Frank Winston Inge, who passed away at age 69 in 2008. The couple enjoyed 44 years of marriage before Frank was called away. She has been a resident of Valley View Retirement Community for the past several years.Linda was born May 15, 1942...
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Robert Andrew Etz

January 26, 1936 - July 24, 2017

Robert Andrew Etz, 81, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.He was the loving husband to Patricia J. Etz for 59 years. Born January 26, 1936 in Syracuse, New York, he was the son of the late Harold Etz and Delia McDermott Etz. He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Etz. Robert served his country in the...
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Joyce Shiflett Taylor

August 16, 1942 - July 22, 2017

Joyce Ann Shiflett Taylor, 74, of Lynchburg, passed away on, Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the loving wife to Richard Lawrence Taylor for 56 years. Born August 16, 1942 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late James Carroll Shiflett and Nora Virginia Crawford Shiflett. Joyce graduated in 1960 from E.C. Glass High School and was a member of...
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Euva Hazel Ferguson

August 23, 1933 - July 21, 2017

Euva Hazel Ferguson, age 83 of Lynchburg passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born on August 23, 1933 in Rhea County, TN daughter of the late Joseph Fred Blaylock and the late Annie Montgomery Blaylock.Hazel loved sewing, painting, and collecting elephants. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Terry Stephen Ferguson.Survivors include a son, Anthony J. "Tony"...
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Lewis Alton Long

April 28, 1937 - July 20, 2017

Lewis Alton Long, 80, of Lynchburg escaped the clutches of the "damned" Alzheimer's Disease on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of Lillie Ann Campbell Long for 23 years, who took wonderful care of him during his battle with Alzheimer's and prostate cancer. Born April 28, 1937, in Mayfield, KY, he was the son of the late Richard Alton Long and the late Mary Elizabeth...
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Shirley Davis Burnette

June 6, 1935 - July 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Herbert Morris Jones

August 5, 1939 - July 16, 2017

Herbert Morris Jones, Sr., 77, of Ashland, passed away July 16, 2017, at Memorial Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Betty Primm Jones. Born August 5, 1939, in Huddleston, he was the son of the late Lorenza Loving Jones and the late Bessie Brown Jones.Herbert was a retired owner and operator of Herb's Tool Grinding and Sales, Inc. for 26 years, and was a member of New Beginnings...
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