Our Obituaries

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 America 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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Claude Swanson Waller

October 29, 1934 - July 16, 2017

Claude Swanson Waller, 82, of Lynchburg, was called to his heavenly home on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Avante Nursing Home. He was the loving husband of the late Beulah Austin Waller.Born on October 29, 1934 in Long Island, he was the son of the late Elwood Benjamin Waller and the late Lucy Brooks Waller. Claude served our country in the United States Marine Corps and retired from the US Postal...
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Edna Witt Little

October 12, 1924 - July 15, 2017

Edna Witt Little, 92, of Evington, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Autumn Care of Altavista. She was the loving wife of the late Alfred Meade Little.Born on October 12, 1924 in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Reese Witt and Mary Stella Pugh Witt. Edna graduated from New London Academy and devoted her life to taking care of her family.In addition to her parents...
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Isabelle Witt Walker

March 8, 1938 - July 15, 2017

Isabelle Witt Walker, age 79, widow of Harold James Walker, passed away peacefully at her home in Rustburg, surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 15, 2017.She was born in Evington on March 8, 1938, daughter of the late Sidney Jubal Witt and the late Lola Bell Swain Witt.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.She is survived by...
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David Mark Schrock

August 15, 1952 - July 14, 2017

David Mark Schrock, Sr. 64, of Appomattox, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at his residence. He was the loving husband of Linda May Schrock for 46 years.Born on August 15, 1952 in Elkhart, IN, he was the son of Duane B. Schrock and the late Georgia Ellen Schrock. David graduated Summa Cum Laude from Liberty University with a B.S. degree in 1983 and from UVA with a M.S. degree in Education...
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Kenneth Mark Wood

April 14, 1974 - July 13, 2017

Kenneth "Kenny" Mark Wood, age 43 of Bedford, VA, husband of Emily Barbour Wood, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017. He passed peacefully in his sleep of natural causes.Kenny was born on April 14, 1974 in Emporia, VA and remained a lifelong resident of the central Virginia area. He worked in the automotive and transportation industry, spending most of his career with the family business,...
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Minor P. Ford

September 13, 1943 - July 10, 2017

Minor Parrish "Nick" Ford, Sr., 73, of Lynchburg passed away Monday July 10, 2017 at his residence. He is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Blanche L. Ford.Born in Lynchburg, September 13, 1943, he was the son of the late Lawrence B. Ford and Louise Witt Ford. He retired from Progress Printing after 30 years of service. Nick had a great sense of humor and was a loving husband, father and...
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Leroy Preston Jordan

November 17, 1949 - July 9, 2017

Leroy Preston Jordan, 67 of Spout Spring, husband of Wanda Franklin Jordan, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017. He was born in Lynchburg on November 17, 1949, son of the late Warren Giles Jordan and the late Mable Kersey Jordan.In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, R. W. Jordan; a daughter, Sheena Norfield and her husband Mike; five grandchildren, Jacob, Carter, and Kassidy Jordan,...
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Marion Atwill Dudley

March 16, 1925 - July 8, 2017

Marion Atwill "Buck" Dudley, at 92, peacefully went to sleep in the Lord July 8th, 2017. A most humble servant, he loved the Lord, his family and friends. Born in Roanoke March 16, 1925 he was the son of the late Robert A. and Aurelia Hess Dudley. He was preceded in death by his brother Walter. Buck served in the U.S. Navy during WW-II in the Pacific Theatre, retired from Flowers Bakery after 42...
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Addison Morgan Jennings

December 1, 1934 - July 7, 2017

Addison Morgan Jennings, 82, was united with Christ his Savior on Friday, July 7. Born in Campbell County on December 1, 1934, he was the son of the late William Rosser Jennings and Faye Harris Jennings. He was preceded in death by his wife Myrtice Jennings.Affectionately known as Al, he was the founder of Al's Chicken and Dairy Barn. Throughout his life, he managed several restaurants in the...
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Jane Knapp Irvine

February 26, 1923 - July 5, 2017

Jane Knapp Irvine, 94, of Lexington, VA, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the Stuarts Draft Retirement Community. She was the wife of the late Carl Franklin Irvine. Born February 26, 1923, in Greenbrier County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Clayton Campbell Knapp and the late Sarah McFerrin KnappJane was homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church in Lexington.Jane is...
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Lucille Anne Enkler

May 21, 1926 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Dewey Lee Leonard

January 20, 1931 - July 2, 2017

Rev. Dewey Lee Leonard, 86, of Evington passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of Irma Gale Leonard. Born January 20, 1931, in Bassett, he was the son of the late Elvin Glay Leonard and the late Luvania Neal Leonard.Dewey was a retired owner and operator of D.L. Leonard Seamless Aluminum Gutter Company for over 50 years. He also served as a minister for 50 years...
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Patricia Gayle Coles

September 12, 1958 - July 2, 2017

Patricia Gayle Coles, 58, of Lynchburg passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born September 12, 1958, in Lynchburg she was the daughter of Pearl Marie Nuckols Coles and the late Cecil Gray Coles.Patricia was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. She also attended the Lutheran Family Services Day Program.In addition to her mother, Patricia is survived by numerous special...
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Richard Homer Powell

November 16, 1949 - July 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Oma Lee Bradner

June 29, 1930 - June 22, 2017

Oma Lee Bradner, 86, of Lynchburg went to be with his Lord Thursday, June 22, 2017. He was the husband of the late June Scott Bradner.Born in Pittsylvania County, June 29, 1930, he was the son of the late James Thomas Bradner and Ela McCrickard Bradner. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served during the Korean War, retired Vice President of Sam K. Pate and Associates and was a long time...
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Raymond Trinkle Gilbert

July 17, 1921 - June 21, 2017

Raymond Trinkle Gilbert, Sr., 95, of Rustburg, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Cardinal Home in Bedford. Twice married, he was the husband of the late Grace Webb Gilbert and the late Susan Mays Gilbert. Born July 17, 1921 in Appomattox County, he was the son of the late Thomas Underwood and Carrie Trent Gilbert and was also preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. Mr....
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Aldon Clark Cook

February 5, 1938 - June 18, 2017

Aldon "Al" Clark Cook, 79, of Lynchburg, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Etta Suzanna "Sue" Olah Cook for fifty-eight years.Born February 5, 1938 in Litwar, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Marie Thornsberry Cook and was also preceded in death by one brother, Ed Cook and two sisters, Tessie...
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Nellie Coffey Beard

August 4, 1932 - June 18, 2017

Nellie Beard of Lynchburg passed away peacefully at the Guggenheimer Hospice Unit on Sunday, June 18, 2017 after a short visit. She had been at the home of her daughter, Pam Norris and her husband for several years while battling ovarian cancer and Alzheimer's.She was born August 4, 1932, in Lynchburg, but lived in Nelson Co. until she married at the age of 17. She was the last surviving...
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Herman Aubrey Dowdy

November 22, 1921 - June 16, 2017

The Rev. Herman A. Dowdy, 95, graduated to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 16, 2017. He was the son of the late James and Nellie Dowdy of Farmville, Virginia. He grew up in Farmville, lived and worked in Richmond for 55 years, and spent the last four years in Lynchburg, Virginia. As a WWII Army veteran, he served in the Asian theater. He graduated from Washington Bible...
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Grady Lee Jones

April 25, 1938 - June 15, 2017

Grady Lee Jones, age 79 of Lynchburg, husband of Priscilla A. Jones, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at his home.He was born on April 25, 1938 in Columbia, TN, son of the late Joe T. and Frances T. Jones.A son, Craig A. Jones preceded his father in death.In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Samuel E. Jones and wife Esther, Brian W. Jones and wife Sophia, and Barry L....
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Robert Cornelius Keller

September 20, 1921 - June 12, 2017

Robert C. Keller passed quietly in his sleep Monday afternoon, June 12, 2017 at age 95. Bob was the oldest of Jacob and Hilda Keller's 4 children. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but lived many years in the Philadelphia area. He married Doris V. Burns in 1944 and they lived in the suburbs of Philadelphia. After retiring, they moved into Bob's father's rustic house in MD, overlooking the Chesapeake...
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Betty Rowland Moore

December 15, 1943 - June 12, 2017

Betty Rowland Moore, 73, of Rustburg, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at her residence with her beloved dachshunds Roscoe and Snookie. She was born on December 15, 1943 in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Dallas Gilmore Rowland and Ella Robertson Rowland. Betty was the loving and devoted wife of the late Allen Wayne Moore, Sr.Left to cherish her memory is her son, Allen...
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Georgia Joyce Shelor

July 1, 1917 - June 12, 2017

Georgia Joyce Shelor, 99, of Lynchburg, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017, at Avante Nursing Home.Born on July 1, 1917, in Claudsville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Green Joyce and Bertie Martin Joyce. She was a retired beautician and a charter member of Mayberry Presbyterian Church since 1948. She was an excellent cook and famous for her seven layer coconut cake. She really...
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Ruth Merrell Sigafoos

August 4, 1922 - June 9, 2017

Ruth Merrell Sigafoos, 94, of Lynchburg, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. Twice married, she was the wife of the late Paul Gintner and the late Edward G. Sigafoos. Born August 4, 1922 in Quakertown, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Raymond H. and Wilhelmina Buck Merrell. Mrs. Sigafoos was employed by Jersey Central Power and Light Company for many years and served on the Board of...
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Lacy Henry Allen

May 8, 1939 - June 7, 2017

On Wednesday, June 7, Rev. Lacy Henry Allen Jr., looked into the eyes of his Lord and Savior and heard him say "Well done, good and faithful servant." Lacy loved life and the love of his life was his wife of 56 years, Estella Johnson Allen. Born in Charlotte County on May 8, 1939, he was the son of the late Lacy H. Allen Sr. and the late Sarah Ragsdale Allen. He was preceded in death by his...
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Ethan Oak LaFleur

July 4, 1997 - June 7, 2017

Ethan Oak LaFleur, 19 of Lynchburg and formerly of Avon, MN, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017.Born in St. Cloud, MN, July 4 1997, he was the son Michael O. LaFleur and Christina Holl LaFleur. In addition to his parents Ethan is survived by his brother, Ezra Winter LaFleur and his Aunt, Bonnie LaFleur.While growing up, Ethan was active in ministry having served in St. Johns Boys Choir in...
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Bruce Elbert Carter

October 20, 1942 - June 7, 2017

Bruce Elbert Carter, 74, of Rustburg passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of Patricia Evans Carter. Born October 20, 1942, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late James Harry Carter and the late Nannie McCullough Carter. Bruce was a retired forklift operator for RR Donnelley and a member of Amazing Grace Ministries.In addition to his wife, Bruce is survived...
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Tommy J. Anderson

November 25, 1935 - June 6, 2017

Tommy "T.J." Anderson, 81, of Thaxton, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. He was the husband of Carrie Mastros Anderson for sixty-one years. Born November 25, 1935 in Bedford County, he was the son of the late Thomas Lee and Mary Ruth Wade Anderson and was also preceded in death by two brothers, William and Roy Anderson and three sisters, Irene Anderson,...
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Brenda Blankenship Kidd

March 6, 1964 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Ann Marie Camden Gutierrez

August 29, 1950 - June 5, 2017

Ann Marie Camden Gutierrez, 66, of Lynchburg, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017. She was the wife of the late Ernesto Gutierrez. Born August 29, 1950 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Randall D. and Frances Johnson Camden. Ann was the Leader of the E-Z Street Band for more than thirty years. She attended Leawood Baptist Church. Ann is survived by two children, Angela Gutierrez...
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Monty Ray Bradley

April 17, 1943 - June 4, 2017

Monty Ray Bradley, 74, of Rustburg, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home after a long illness. He was the husband of Sandra Lyles Bradley.Born in Giles County in Pembroke, Va. He was the son of the late Arnold Martin Bradley and Elizabeth Lucille Hilton Bradley. In addition to his father and mother, Monty was preceded in death by his brother, Allen G. Bradley and two grandchildren, Blane...
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Marie Parrish Wortham

November 6, 1925 - June 3, 2017

Marie Parrish Wortham, age 91 of Lynchburg formerly of Portsmouth widow of Lee A. Wortham, Sr., passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017.Marie was born on November 6, 1925 in Warrenton, NC, daughter of the late Walter and Alillian Parrish.In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Lee "Tinker" Wortham, Jr.; her brother, Walter "Buddy" Parrish and her son-in-law, Rev....
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Earl L. Harris

June 2, 1947 - May 30, 2017

Earl Lynwood "Squirrel" Harris, 69, of Red House, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late, Dorothy "D.D." Dillon Harris. Born June 2, 1947, in Lynchburg, he was the son of Agatha (Gay) Ewers Harris of Rustburg and the late Freddie Lee Harris, Jr. Earl was a graduate of Rustburg High School, proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and...
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Marvin Latney Hiner

March 18, 1927 - May 30, 2017

Marvin Latney Hiner, 90, of Evington, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, May 30, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marie Long Hiner.Born in Troutville, March 18, 1927, he was the son of the late James Shelburn Hiner and Annie Elizabeth Smith Hiner. Marvin was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during WWII. He spent his career as a truck driver and retired from Burlington Industries...
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Delama Susan Gowen

September 26, 1936 - May 28, 2017

Mrs. DeLima Susan Gowen, known to all as "Delama", 80, of Gladys, entered eternal life with her Lord on Sunday, May 28, 2017. She was born in Campbell County on September 26, 1936, to John Bailey and Mattie Wray. She was a member of Gladys Wesleyan Church. She took the words of Jesus to heart in Matthew 19:14 when he said, "Let the little children come to me.", having never met a child she didn...
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Bertha Richardson Browning

September 16, 1919 - May 27, 2017

Bertha Richardson Browning, 97, of Lynchburg, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at The Elms. She was the wife of the late Thomas Rosser "Brownie" Browning.Born September 16, 1919 in Grayson County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Munsey Elbert and Mintie Halsey Richardson. She was retired from General Electric and was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church and previously Bethlehem...
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William Emmett Willoughby

March 13, 1937 - May 26, 2017

William "Bill" Emmett Willoughby, 80, of Lynchburg, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. Twice married, he was the husband of Cecilia "Bianca" Serrano Willoughby and the late Mary Ellen Templeton Willoughby. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Born March 13, 1937 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Emmett and Virginia Hendrick Willoughby and was...
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Randolph Arlington Maddox,

July 2, 1932 - May 25, 2017

Randolph "Randy" Arlington Maddox, Sr. 84, of Evington passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of 60 years to Ruby Joyce Deaton Maddox. Born July 2, 1932, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late James Emmett Maddox and the late Janie Maddox Maddox.Randy was a retired founder and mechanic for Maddox and Sons Auto Service (since 1969), and was a...
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Ruthann M. Steinmiller

May 11, 1955 - May 25, 2017

Ruthann Melvin Steinmiller, 62, of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born May 11, 1955 in Washington County, Vermont, she was the daughter of Joan Mary Tassie Bebo of Lynchburg and the late Eldon James Melvin. Ruthann is survived by her daughter, Stephanie A. Moodie of Lynchburg; two sons, Aaron Moodie and wife Becky of Madison Heights, and Matt...
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Elizabeth Hudson Sprouse Burnett

October 14, 1938 - May 24, 2017

Elizabeth Hudson Sprouse Burnett, 78, of Concord, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Brookneal. She was the widow of John Linwood Sprouse and Paul Calvin Burnett.Born in Nelson Co., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Arthur Hudson and the late Virgie Goff Hudson. In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, John Linwood...
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Vernelle East Williams

August 16, 1936 - May 24, 2017

Vernelle East Williams, 80, of Lynchburg sung her way into Heaven Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Lynchburg Health and Rehabilitation Center after a long life with muscular dystrophy. She was the wife of the late Emmitt Earl Williams. Born August 16, 1936, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Burr East and the late Virginia Catherine "Kadie" Doss East. Vernelle was a...
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Edna Theressa Wooldridge

July 30, 1932 - May 22, 2017

Edna Theressa Wooldridge, 84, of Lynchburg, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at her residence. Born July 30, 1932 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Allen and Mattie O'Holloran Wooldridge and was also preceded in death by six brothers, David, Melvin, Jerry, Bobby, Rucker and Oscar Wooldridge, Jr. and two sisters, Carrie W. Harding and Dot W. Trent. Ms. Wooldridge was...
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Donna Fix Thompson

March 26, 1949 - May 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Linda Mitchell Hodges

March 29, 1948 - May 19, 2017

Linda Mitchell Hodges, 69, of Evington, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the loving wife of Kenneth Hodges.Born on March 29, 1948 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Mitchell. Linda retired from Transworld Connections and was a member of In His Hands Ministry. She was a great cook and devoted her love and time to her...
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Earl Samuel Raub

July 17, 1927 - May 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Lynchburg, VA.
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Virginia Estelle Daniels Cordes

May 8, 1920 - May 18, 2017

Virginia Estelle Daniels Cordes, age 97, of Forest wife of John Cordes passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. She was born on May 8, 1920 in Brookneal, daughter of the late Chesley Stratton Daniels and the late Bessie Carwile Daniels.Estelle was preceded in death by the father of her children, Matthew Thomas Keesee as well as two daughters, June Gillispie and Rosa L. Butler.In addition to her...
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