Our Obituaries

Melvin Eugene Roberts

April 4, 1923 - August 17, 2017

Melvin Eugene Roberts, 94, of Madison Heights, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Twice married, he was the husband of Shelvy Wright Roberts of Madison Heights and the late Cynthia Smith Roberts. Born April 4, 1923 in Madison Heights, he was the son of the late Arthur Henry Roberts and Bessie Rhodes Roberts and was also preceded in death by three brothers and...
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Ada Evelyn Hudson

September 27, 1932 - August 16, 2017

Ada Evelyn Hudson, 84, of Madison Heights passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Frank Hewitt Hudson. Born September 27, 1932, in Amherst, she was the daughter of the late Allie Lincoln Martin and the late Mary Lou Hartless Martin.Ada was a homemaker and a devoted member of Calvary Cross Baptist Church. She was a faithful servant to her Lord and...
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Edwin Carter Bomar

October 3, 1931 - August 14, 2017

Edwin C. "Zip" Bomar, Sr., 85, of Madison Heights, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Beatrice Clark Bomar. Born October 3, 1931 in Halifax County, he was the son of the late Samuel Carter Bomar and Mary Elizabeth Nichols Bomar and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn B. Talley and Marion B. Moss. Mr. Bomar was a...
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Mildred Roberta Tomlin Falls

July 30, 1929 - August 13, 2017

Mildred Roberta Tomlin Falls, 88, of Madison Heights, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at her residence. She was the devoted wife of the late Henry S. "Ducky" Falls, Jr. Born July 30, 1929 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late John Jordan Tomlin and Beulah T. Tomlin and was also preceded in death by siblings, Barbara T. Campbell, W. Elwood Tomlin, Arch Tomlin, Carlton...
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Mildred Crispell Matthews

November 7, 1924 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA.
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Leslie Barbara Carr

February 21, 1952 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA.
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Betty Clary Powell

January 1, 1934 - August 9, 2017

Betty Jo Clary Powell, 83, of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at her residence. She was the loving wife of Johnny James Powell for sixty-three years.Born on January 1, 1934, in Winter Haven, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Roy Elmer Clary and Pearl Varner Clary. Betty retired from General Telephone & Electric Corp in 1985 after 31 years and the Amherst County Parks...
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Mary Irene Giangualano

April 4, 1926 - August 9, 2017

Mary Irene Giangualano, 91, of Madison Heights, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at her home. She was the loving wife of the late Anthony John Giangualano. Born on April 4, 1926 in Amherst, she was the daughter of the late William Durfey Wright and Mary Cash Wright.Mrs. "G" was a homemaker and always enjoyed family and friends to share a meal with her. She was known for her great...
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Hubert Grey Shrader

February 10, 1951 - August 8, 2017

Hubert Grey Shrader, age 66 of Madison Heights, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his residence.Born on February 10, 1951 in Danville, he was son of the late Robert and Nellie Shrader.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Shrader.Grey is survived by his wife, Trillis Shrader; daughter, Jessica Shrader; granddaughter, Alexis Shrader; brother, Phil Shrader...
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William Edward Tomlin

February 22, 1954 - August 6, 2017

William "Snook" Edward Tomlin, age 63 of Madison Heights passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home.He was born on February 22, 1954 in Amherst County, son of the late Parrish Tomlin and the late Shirley Freeman.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers.Survivors include his wife, Selby Hackett Tomlin; son, Shawn Cunningham; seven brothers and sisters, Harold L....
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Kenneth Charles York

December 24, 1946 - August 1, 2017

Kenneth Charles York, 70, of Madison Heights, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Mary Barrett York. Born December 24, 1946 in Walworth, WI, he was the son of the late Herbert and Loraine Copeland York and was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Kelsey. He was a retired truck driver with the Virginia Department of Transportation and a U.S. Army...
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Fred Creed Shelton

November 26, 1943 - July 29, 2017

Fred Creed Shelton, Jr., age 73 of Madison Heights, widow of Linda Ham Shelton, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital surrounded by family.He was born on November 26, 1943 in Bluefield, West Virginia, son of the late Fred Creed Shelton, Sr., and the late Jean Harman Shelton.After receiving his B.A. from Concord College he went on to get his Masters Of Business degree...
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Nancy Hamlett Harper

December 17, 1940 - July 28, 2017

Nancy Hamlett Harper passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. Nancy was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia and the daughter of the late Daniel Lee Hamlett, Jr. and Pearl Hamlett. She graduated from Randolph-Henry High School in Charlotte Court House, held a Licensed Practical Nurse licensure, earned her Bachelor's degree from Randolph-Macon Woman's College (Now Randolph College),and a...
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Glide Miller Campbell

October 16, 1936 - July 28, 2017

Glide Miller Campbell, 1936 - 2017 Glide Miller Campbell, 80, of Amherst, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. Glide was born on October 16, 1936 in Amherst County, to the late Byron H. Campbell and Kathleen Mays Campbell. He is preceded in death by his greatly missed wife Thelma "Ann" Campbell, his brother B.H. Campbell Jr., his sister Glenna Price, and his son-in-law David Sieck. He is...
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James Eugene Campbell

December 30, 1941 - July 27, 2017

James (Jim) E. Campbell, age 75 of Lynchburg was called Home on July 27, 2017.He was born in Monroe, Virginia on December 30, 1941, son of the late James (Buck) Campbell and the late Alene H. Campbell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, H. Roger Campbell.Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Nancy Nuckols Campbell; a son, Jason E. Campbell of Lynchburg; brothers...
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Charlotte Rickey Callis

June 3, 1944 - July 25, 2017

Charlotte Rickey Callis, 73, of Monroe, went to HEAVEN Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Howard Carroll Callis, Jr.Born June 3, 1944 in Pulaski, Virginia she was the daughter of the late Boyd Dickerson Rickey and Sally Elizabeth Jackson Rickey. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bascome Jackson and Ray Rickey.Charlotte...
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Rosa Goff Goff

January 9, 1921 - July 25, 2017

Rosa Goff, 96, of Madison Heights, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Heartland of Lynchburg. She was the loving wife of the late Frank Allen Goff.Born on January 9, 1921 in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Hattie Goff. Rosa retired from Craddock Terry as a seamstress and was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church.In addition to her parents and husband, she is...
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Charles Lionel Lindsey

August 15, 1934 - July 21, 2017

Charles Lionel Lindsey, 82, of Lynchburg and formerly of Madison Heights passed away Friday, July 21, 2017, at The Summit. He was the loving husband of Nancy Glass Lindsey. Born August 15, 1934, in Bedford County, he was the son of the late James Lionel Lindsey and the late Laler Bell Anderson Lindsey.Charles was a retired driver for Red's Chip and Confection Company, and was a member of Tree...
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Rose Lawson White

February 7, 1944 - July 20, 2017

Rose Lawson White, 73, of Amherst, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles H. White.Rose was born on February 7, 1944, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a retired school bus driver with Amherst County Public Schools and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Lowesville.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her...
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Fletcher Lewis Johns

July 4, 1925 - July 17, 2017

Fletcher Lewis Johns, 92, of Madison Heights, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Fairmont Crossing. He was the husband of Mary Ellen Hicks Johns. Born July 4, 1925 in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Charles and Gallie Johns and was also preceded in death by eleven siblings. Mr. Johns was a retired machine operator with Simpkins Industries. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal...
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Audrey Fay Hartless Phelps

February 5, 1933 - July 16, 2017

Audrey Fay Hartless Phelps of Madison Heights, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017. She was the loving wife of Binford Rice Phelps for fifty-six years. Born February 5, 1933 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Frank L. and Viola Doss Hartless and was also preceded in death by a brother, Clark L. "Jack" Hartless; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Murphy and...
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Kenneth Alvin Duff

August 26, 1946 - July 5, 2017

Kenneth Alvin Duff, 70, of Evington, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at his residence. Born August 26, 1946 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Benzil Eugene and Mary Elizabeth Gibson Duff. Mr. Duff is survived by three sons, Clarence "Gene" Duff and wife Pamela of Concord, NC, Jeffrey Glenn Duff and wife Kaori of Lawrenceville, GA, and Christopher Scott Duff of Salisbury, NC; a...
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Jerry Earl Watkins

January 6, 1968 - July 5, 2017

Jerry Earl Watkins, 49, of Monroe, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital.Born in Richmond, January 6, 1968, he was the son of the late Harvey Lee Watkins, Sr. and Anita Simmons Watkins. Jerry was the owner and operator of American Flooring, Inc. and was a member of Eastbrook Baptist Church.He is survived by two daughters, Ashlinne Watkins and Lianna...
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Roy Lee Drewry

August 21, 1954 - July 2, 2017

Roy Lee Drewry, 62, of Madison Heights, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Pauline Fulcher Drewry. Born August 21, 1954 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of David Edward Drewry of Madison Heights and the late Shirley Ann Welsh Drewry and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Andrea Lyn Drewry; a step-son, Wayne Fulcher; a brother, David E....
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Terri Wright Evans

November 8, 1966 - June 28, 2017

Terri Wright Evans, 50, of Madison Heights, went to sleep in her Lord on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Dennis Evans.Born on November 8, 1966 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late William A. Wright, Sr. and the late Phyllis Tyree Wright.Terri worked for the Central Virginia Training Center and was a...
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Wilmuth Hall Nicholas

July 20, 1927 - June 26, 2017

Wilmuth Hall Nicholas, 89, of Madison Heights passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. She was the wife of the late Charles Henry Nicholas.Born in Campbell County, July 20, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Linwood Hall and Virginia Hicks Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters.Wilmuth retired from C.B. Fleet Company after 33 years and was a...
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Lillie Meeks Tomlin

November 30, 1941 - June 25, 2017

Lillie Meeks Tomlin, 75, of Madison Heights, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of William O'Donald Tomlin, Jr. for 50 years.Born November 30, 1941 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Leon Walker Meeks and the late Erna Doss Meeks and was also preceded in death by a brother, Leon Walker Meeks, Jr.Lillie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister,...
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Margaret Banko Cindrick

December 16, 1921 - June 21, 2017

Margaret Banko Cindrick, 95, of Waynesboro passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was the wife of the late Matthew Cindrick. Born December 16, 1921, in Wynn, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Maria Banko of Uniontown, PA. She was raised at the family home and farm in Hopwood, PA.In addition to her husband and parents, Margaret was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary, Irene...
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Marilyn Beth Branham

July 22, 1972 - June 18, 2017

Marilyn Beth Branham, 44, of Monroe passed away after a long battle with cancer Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Roger Shane Branham. Born July 22, 1972, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of Patricia Whorley Martin and the late James Thomas Cox.Beth was a homemaker and a member of Our Father's House Ministries.In addition to her mother and husband, Beth...
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Landon Tyree Faulconer

January 24, 1998 - June 13, 2017

Landon Tyree Faulconer, 19, of Harrisonburg and formerly of Clemmons, NC passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at his residence.Landon was born in Nashville, TN, January 24, 1998. He spent most of his life in Clemmons, NC where he attended Clemmons First Baptist Church. He later moved with his family to Harrisonburg. He was a 2016 Graduate of Harrisonburg High School and also graduated from the...
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Lawrence Franklin Ennis

August 5, 1950 - June 13, 2017

Lawrence "Larry" Franklin Ennis, Sr. 66, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at his residence.Born on August 5, 1950 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Lawrence Edward Ennis, and Dollie Fitzgerald White. Larry served our country in the United States Navy. He was an electrician for SW & B and he enjoyed working on cars and trucks, hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors. Larry's...
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Bernice Faye Wade

November 23, 1949 - June 13, 2017

Bernice Faye Wade, 67 of Lynchburg passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. She was born on November 23, 1949 in Lynchburg, daughter of the late Earl and Irene Ward.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Lucy Duffy.Faye was a member of Eastbrook Baptist Church. In addition to her love of the bible, she also cherished her family and birdwatching.She is survived by two...
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Carolyn Taylor Thayer

February 29, 1932 - June 9, 2017

Monroe, Va. Carolyn Taylor Thayer, 85, of Monroe, Virginia, died on June 9, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital after a long illness. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Herbert N and Bernice Coffey Taylor. Carolyn was a 1950 graduate of Washington and Lee High School in Arlington, Va. She went on to attend Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, majoring in advertising. She was a...
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Mildred Hartless Clements

July 16, 1946 - June 7, 2017

Mildred H. Clements, 70, of Madison Heights, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. She was the devoted wife of John D. Clements, III for 49 ½ years. Born on July 16, 1946 Mildred was the daughter of the late Wilson Junior Hartless and Ollie L. Morris and the late Leonard Dale Morris.Mildred was preceded in death by one son, J. D. Clements IV. In addition to her husband, Mildred...
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Earl Lee Wade

March 14, 1930 - June 7, 2017

Earl Lee Wade, 87, died at home, surrounded by loved ones, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. A lifelong resident of Lynchburg, Virginia, Mr. Wade was a graduate of E. C. Glass High School and was awarded his B.A. with highest honors from Lynchburg College. When he retired from Intermet in 1995, Mr. Wade capped off nearly a half-century of service to the company he went to work for in 1948, then known...
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Robert Wayne Goine

July 24, 1948 - June 6, 2017

Robert Wayne Goine, 68, of Arrington, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Norma Jean Bowser Goine.Born July 24, 1948 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Henry Richard and Edith Daniel Goine and was also preceded in death by his brother, Henry Goine. Mr. Goine was a retired truck driver with Taylor Ramsey and was U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In...
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William Curtis Kirkland

January 10, 1949 - June 6, 2017

William Curtis Kirkland, Sr., 68, of Madison Heights passed away Tuesday, June 06, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Naomi Collier Kirkland. Born January 10, 1949, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Rufus Clifton Kirkland and the late Bessie Tyree Kirkland.In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Kirkland was preceded in death by five brothers, Roy, Robbie, Kenny...
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Laverne Drinkard

January 27, 1942 - June 3, 2017

Laverne Casey Drinkard, 75, of Madison Heights, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late James David "Jake" Drinkard. Born January 27, 1942 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lucille Gilliam Casey. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother and was a member of Sandy Bottom Christian Church. Mrs. Drinkard is survived by...
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Nancy Stanley Page

July 17, 1931 - May 31, 2017

Nancy Stanley Page, 85, of Madison Heights, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Lynchburg Health and Rehab.Born on July 17, 1931, in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late James Edward Stanley and Maggie Perdue Stanley. Nancy retired from General Electric Corporation and was a member of Madison Heights Baptist Church.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
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Maxie Edward Goff

August 5, 1918 - May 30, 2017

Maxie Edward Goff, 98, of Lynchburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at his daughter's residence. He was the loving husband of the late Ara Wilson Goff.Born on August 5, 1918 in Big Island, he was the son of the late Ed and Nannie Goff. Maxie was a retired carpenter from Landon Cardwell Contractor and was a member of Chestnut Hill Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed making things with...
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Shirley Crawford Freeman

April 20, 1937 - May 30, 2017

Shirley Crawford Freeman, 80, of Madison Heights, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was the loving wife of the late Edward William Freeman, Jr.Born on April 20, 1937 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm Edward Crawford and Mandy Francis Martin Crawford.In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley was preceded in death by a son, Mac Christian Freeman...
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Naomi Swoyer Turner

June 25, 1939 - May 30, 2017

Naomi Swoyer Turner, 77, of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at her residence. Twice married she was the wife of Norman G. Massie of Monroe and the late James R. "Jimmie" Turner.Born on June 25, 1939, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Allen Paul and Helen Doris Massie Swoyer and was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Scott Turner; and a sister, Barbara S. Rohde....
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Mildred Wright Cooper

August 29, 1915 - May 18, 2017

Mildred Wright Cooper, 101, of Madison Heights went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 18, 2017 after living a long, fulfilling life. She was the widow of James Russell Cooper.She was born in Amherst County on August 29, 1915, daughter of the late James Monroe Wright and the late Mattie Lee Drinkard Wright.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers; Charles, James Jr...
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Caitlin Alexis Campbell

January 13, 2002 - May 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA.
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Charlen Lee Nensel

January 5, 1945 - May 1, 2017

Charlen Lee Nensel, 72, of Madison Heights, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at her daughter's home in Lawrenceville, GA. Born January 5, 1945 in Teaneck, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John G. and Marion Lee DeWitt. Charlen is survived by two daughters, Alyssa L. Nensel (Robert Mullins) of Lawrenceville, GA and Christie M. Nensel (Allen Martin, Jr.) and their children of Madison...
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Winfred Oneal Couch

May 22, 1935 - April 28, 2017

Winfred Oneal Couch, 81, of Monroe, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Gayle Baker Couch. Born May 22, 1935 in Coleman, AL, he was the son of the late Austin and Watha Morris Couch and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Morris and Jack Couch and a sister, Elaine Stinson. Mr. Couch was retired from Sears & Roebuck and was a U.S....
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Jerie Rae Schneider

December 6, 1932 - April 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA.
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Mae S. Waters

December 23, 1928 - April 21, 2017

Mae Smith Waters, 88, of Madison Heights, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017.Born December 23, 1928 in Eolia, KY, she was the daughter of the late Litton Isom Smith and the late Ollie Caudill Smith Belcher and was also preceded in death by a sister, Martha S. Ashwell and two brothers, James M. Smith and Frank F. Smith. Before moving to Madison Heights, Mae was a real estate broker and worked...
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Robert James Swanson

November 4, 1932 - April 20, 2017

Robert J. Swanson, age 84 of Amherst passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017.He was born on November 4, 1932 in Hampton, VA, son of the late Tufve & Ethel Swanson.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and one son.He is survived by his wife of 64½ years Sarah K. Swanson; daughter, Caroll Register (Robert); sons, David Swanson (Cheryl) and Stephen...
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Lucille Mae Terry Floyd

November 16, 1936 - April 20, 2017

Lucille Mae Terry Floyd, 80, of Madison Heights, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Ernest Alvin Floyd.Born on November 16, 1936 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Sadie Frances Terry.Lucille was a member of Temple Baptist Church and she enjoyed bluegrass music and making quilts.In addition to...
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Aubrey Lee Layne

October 4, 1930 - April 19, 2017

Aubrey Lee Layne, 86, of Lynchburg, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Liberty Ridge Health and Rehab, surrounded by family. He was the loving husband of Adella Robertson Layne for 65 years.Born on October 4, 1930 in Westminster, Maryland, he was the son of the late Emory Woodson Layne and Irene Barbour Layne.Aubrey retired from the Newport News Shipyard with over 35 years of service. ...
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Mary Brightwell Christian

June 8, 1933 - April 19, 2017

Mary Brightwell Christian, age 83 of Madison Heights went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.Born on June 8, 1933, she was a lifelong resident of Amherst County.She was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church and was retired from Virginia Department of Social Services. Mary loved flowers and working in her yard.She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, E. Marvin Christian;...
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Donna Johnson Brandt

April 21, 1944 - April 11, 2017

Donna Elaine Johnson Brandt, 72, of Elon, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. She was the devoted mother to Braz Brandt and Whitney Brandt. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, the late Franklin Whit and Pearl S. Johnson.Mother was a strong-willed woman and an avid dog lover. She touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with, whether it was through her gift of...
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Linda Viar Stowe

September 25, 1941 - April 11, 2017

Linda Viar Stowe, 75, of Madison Heights, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Ronald Eugene Stowe. Born September 25, 1941 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Homer Harris Viar and Freddie Brightwell Viar. In addition to being a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Linda was an Amherst County School bus driver...
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Zada W. Crews

May 19, 1926 - April 4, 2017

Zada Walthall Crews, 90, of Lynchburg, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Westminster Canterbury. She was the wife of the late Marvin Woodson Crews.Born on May 19, 1926, in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late Elwood Grey Walthall and Stella Stowers Walthall. She grew up in Altavisa with her four sisters, and had many amusing stories about serving meals with her sisters in...
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Kermit T. Ogden

April 25, 1930 - April 3, 2017

Kermit Talmage Ogden, 86, of Madison Heights passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret G. Ogden.Born in Amherst, April 25, 1930, he was the son of the late Oscar Littleton Ogden and Lucy B. Mays Ogden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Rayburn Ogden, Tony Ogden and Loyd...
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David Christian Gardner

July 23, 1960 - April 3, 2017

David Christian Gardner, Sr., 56 of Madison Heights, husband of Carmela Gardner, passed away at his home on Monday, April 03, 2017.He was born on July 23, 1960 in Newport, AR, son of the late Buford Milton Gardner, Sr. and Mable Virginia Gardner.David was retired from the United States Navy and was employed as an air traffic controller at the Lynchburg tower. He loved and attended NASCAR races. ...
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Barbara Tomlin Campbell

July 8, 1934 - March 27, 2017

Barbara Tomlin Campbell, 82, of Madison Heights, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Linwood Reid Campbell.Born July 8, 1934 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late John Jordan Tomlin and Beulah Mae Tomlin and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Sue Tomlin and Ora Mae Tomlin and three brothers, Carlton A. Tomlin,...
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Richard Mortimer Bailey

August 16, 1927 - March 22, 2017

Richard Mortimer Bailey, 89, of Amherst, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 22, 2017. He was the last remaining child of the late Richard Melvin Bailey and Lila Fields Bailey and the family circle is now complete in heaven.Richard was born on August 16, 1927 in Nelson County. He served our country in the United States Army and was WWII Veteran where he was stationed in...
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Aline Harriman Hedge

May 2, 1934 - March 20, 2017

Aline Harriman Hedge, 82, of Lynchburg, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Centra Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Carl Herbert Hedge for 61 years.Born on May 2, 1934 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Maynard Ralph Harriman and Kate Jones Harriman. After graduating from high school, Aline went to work as a secretary for Bushong Motors. She later worked for...
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Alda Thompson Gibson

October 3, 1936 - March 19, 2017

Alda Thomspon Gibson, 80, of Madison Heights, passed away, Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late George Edward Gibson, Sr. Born October 3, 1936 in Nelson County, she was the daughter of the late George William and Ruby Thomas Thompson. Mrs. Gibson was a retired clerk with Rite Aid Pharmacy with twenty four years of service. She was a member of...
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Hazel Humphreys Campbell

August 6, 1943 - March 14, 2017

Hazel Humphreys Campbell, 73, of Elon, passed away Tuesday March 14, 2017 at Fairmont Crossing. She was the wife of the late Lewis Myers Campbell for thirty-four years. Born August 6, 1943 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Humphreys and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Renee Wheeler and two brothers, Landon Humphreys and Massie Humphreys. Hazel...
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Vercel Ray Campbell

July 5, 1934 - March 10, 2017

Vercel Ray Campbell, age 82 of Madison Heights, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017. Ray was born in Amherst County on July 5, 1934, son of the late Vivian M. Campbell and Esther T. Campbell. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia Maddox Campbell; a daughter, Kathy C. Bryant; two sons, Alvin B. Campbell and Calvin K. Campbell; three brothers, Melvin Campbell, Gene Campbell, Gleason Campbell...
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Richard Lee Chapman

March 14, 1946 - March 9, 2017

Richard Lee Chapman, age 70 of Lynchburg departed this life at his residence, on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was born in Lynchburg on March 14, 1946, son of the late John Oprey Chapman and Ethel Matthews Chapman. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth M. Chapman; a daughter, Meredith Leigh Chapman; two brothers, John Henry Chapman and C. Michael Chapman and his wife Brenda; two...
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Franklin Duvall Campbell

October 12, 1934 - March 8, 2017

Franklin Duvall "Dick" Campbell, 82, of Amherst, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Leada Beatrice Campbell for 59 years.Born on October 12, 1934 in Clifford, he was the son of the late Steven Edward Campbell and Mamie Estell Campbell. Dick served our country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. From 1969...
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Charles Heywood Saunders

January 15, 1928 - March 6, 2017

Charles Heywood Saunders, Jr., 89, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Myrtle Lee Davis Saunders.Born on January 15, 1928, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Charles Heywood Saunders, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Nuckles Saunders. Charles retired from RH Feagans after 23 years of service. Charles enjoyed hunting and...
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Phyllis Clark Williams

June 4, 1942 - March 5, 2017

Phyllis Clark Williams, 74, of Amherst, widow of Robert Melton Williams, Jr., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was born on June 4, 1942 in Lynchburg, daughter of the late Aubrey Hewitt Clark and Mary Noel Clark. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Preston Clark.Phyllis worked for Sids Drive In for a number of years. She was a member of...
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Helene Dawson Soult

October 22, 1932 - March 5, 2017

Helene Dawson Soult, 84, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of Gene Vernon Soult for 65 years.Born on October 22, 1932 in Madison Heights, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Taylor Dawson and Nellie White Dawson. Helene was a long-time member of Randolph Memorial Baptist Church.Helene was a homemaker, proud wife, mother,...
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Gertrude Chumbley Rucker

January 8, 1930 - March 2, 2017

Gertrude "Trudy" Chumbley Rucker, 87, of Madison Heights, widow of Robert Benjamin Rucker, passed with peace and grace on Thursday, March 2, 2017. She was born on January 8, 1930 in Madison Heights, daughter of the late Fitzhugh Lee Chumbley, Sr. and Lovie Dollinger Chumbley. In addition to her adoring husband "Red", she was preceded in death by a sister, Lovie C. Coleman and brother, Fitzhugh...
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Christopher Wayne Tomlin

December 10, 1975 - March 1, 2017

Christopher Wayne Tomlin, 41, of Evington passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born December 10, 1975, in Lynchburg, he was the son of Joseph Eugene Tomlin, Sr. (Melissa) and Ellen Burks Hannah.Christopher was a self-employed cell phone "genius." He was a loving son, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend.Christopher was preceded in death by his...
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Frances Drumheller Carroll

December 19, 1923 - February 26, 2017

Frances Drumheller Carroll, 93, of Madison Heights, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Guggenheimer Hospice Unit. She was the loving wife of the late Willie Nelson Carroll for 45 years.Born on December 19, 1923 in Schuyler, VA, she was the daughter of the late John H. Drumheller and Lillian Hall Drumheller. Frances graduated from Schuyler High School in 1943 and worked for GE for 20...
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Edward William Freeman

October 12, 1928 - February 22, 2017

Edward William Freeman, Jr. age 88, husband of Shirley Crawford Freeman completed his earthly labor on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at his residence in Madison Heights.He was born on October 12, 1928 in Lynchburg, son of the late Edward William Freeman, Sr. and Sallie Fulcher Freeman.Edward was preceded in death by a son, Mac Christian Freeman; a grandson, Jeremy Phillips; and a great...
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Marvin Hillsman Campbell

December 22, 1934 - February 19, 2017

Marvin Hillsman Campbell, 82, of Amherst, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Heartland of Lynchburg.Born on December 22, 1934, in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Delma Lewis Campbell and Myrtle Virginia Camden Campbell.Marvin retired from Southern States and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was farming, raising cattle or enjoying...
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Avis Bagley Bock

July 28, 1939 - February 19, 2017

The Rev. Avis Bagley Bock, 77, of Madison Heights, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Rev. James Ray Bock. Born July 28, 1939 in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Herman Bagley and the late Wilhelmina McKinney and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Crystene Gilliland. Rev. Bock was a...
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Donald Wayne Thomas

December 28, 1964 - February 18, 2017

Donald Wayne Thomas, 52, of Madison Heights passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at his residence. Born on December 28, 1964, in Lynchburg, he was the son of Earl T. Thomas and Kate Hamilton Thomas. Donald was a general manager for KFC and attended New Beginning Tabernacle Church. He was an avid VT fan, enjoyed bowling, and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. For the...
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Joseph Samuel Millner

December 15, 1937 - February 10, 2017

Joseph Samuel Millner, age 79 of Madison Heights t departed this life and entered eternal rest with our heavenly father at UVA Medical Center on Friday, February 10, 2017. Joseph was born in Bedford County on December 15, 1937, son of the late Alfred Sidney Millner and Maggie Pearl Cash Millner. His loving wife and best friend Edith F. Millner survive him and remember 61 glorious years of...
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Charles Phillip Moore

September 1, 1949 - February 10, 2017

Charles Phillip Moore, 67, of Madison Heights, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the loving husband of Betty Prihraczky Moore.Born on September 1, 1949, in New Jersey, he was the son of the late Charles A. Moore and Phyllis Masino Moore.Charles was affectionately known by his family and friends as "Chuck" or "PopPop." He loved his New York Yankees and...
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George William Adcock

December 20, 1936 - February 7, 2017

George William "Buck" Adcock, 80, of Madison Heights, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at his residence. He was the devoted husband of Elsie Camper Adcock for sixty years.Born December 20, 1936 in Buckingham County, he was the son of the late George Franklin Adcock and Ouida Swan Adcock and was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara A. Farmer. Mr. Adcock retired from C&P Telephone...
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Kenneth Larry Payne

March 31, 1936 - February 1, 2017

Rev. Kenneth Larry Payne, 80, of Monroe, went home to be with his Lord, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. He was the devoted husband of Mary Etta Baker Payne. Born March 31, 1936 in Concord, NC, he was the son of the late Joye F. and Minnie Hall Payne and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Janice Richburg and two sisters. Rev. Payne was a member of...
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Cynthia Hunt Vest

March 19, 1951 - January 31, 2017

Cynthia Ann Hunt Vest, 65, of Lynchburg passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Eddie Vest.Born in Lynchburg, March 19, 1951, she was the daughter of Lucille Hunt Beard of Lynchburg and the late Marvin Hunt. She was a retired nurse's aid from the Central Virginia Training Center. She was a loving daughter, mother and...
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Lois Woody Fulks

October 5, 1926 - January 31, 2017

Lois Woody Fulks, 90, of Madison Heights, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Wyatt Bernard Fulks. Born October 5, 1926 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late John James Woody and Alverta Mae White Woody. Mrs. Fulks retired from C&P Telephone Company after thirty-two years of service. She was also a member of Lynchburg Chapter 1335,...
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Eleanor Midikafski Clifton

July 4, 1928 - January 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA.
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Alfred Mays Alcock

December 1, 1931 - January 25, 2017

Alfred Mays Alcock, 85, of Lynchburg passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Jo Dunaway Alcock.Born in Amherst County, December 1, 1931, he was the son of the late Russell L. Alcock and Bessie Mays Alcock. He was a retired conductor with the Norfolk Southern Railroad with 30 years of service. He also enjoyed farming and planting...
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Margaret Viola Routon

January 16, 1928 - January 25, 2017

Margaret Viola Dunn Routon, 89, went peacefully to join her beloved Jesus and her precious husband, Richard, in Heaven on January 25, 2017.Born in Lynchburg on January 16, 1928, she was the last child of Ollie Bryant Dunn and William Henry Dunn. She married the love of her life, Richard Herman Routon on April 12, 1944. They were together 57 years until his death in 2001. Margaret was preceded...
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Stanley Phillips James

April 5, 1946 - January 24, 2017

Stanley Phillips "Bucky" James, age 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 24th, 2017. He was born in Lynchburg on April 5, 1946 to the late Stanley Phillips James and the late Martha Watts James Sawyer. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother William Watts James (Billy), his sister Maude James Tyson (BB), and his nephew Edwin Nelson...
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Arthur Henry McIntosh

March 5, 1943 - January 22, 2017

Arthur Henry McIntosh, 73, of Madison Heights, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Evelyn Agnew McIntosh.Born on March 5, 1943 in Occonee County, SC, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Martha McIntosh.Arthur retired from the construction business. He enjoyed working on antique cars and tractors, woodworking,...
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Gail Brooks Woodson

May 16, 1947 - January 21, 2017

Gail Brooks Woodson, 69, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Dale Woodson. Born May 16, 1947, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Howard Brooks and the late Catherine Davis Brooks.Gail was a retired secretary for First Baptist Church in Lynchburg, and was a member of Fairview Christian Church.In...
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Charlotte Leibig Beckham

September 5, 1948 - January 21, 2017

Charlotte Leibig Beckham, 68, of Madison Heights, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of Terry H. Beckham for forty-nine years. Born September 5, 1948 in Ephrata, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Martin Leibig and Erla Eberly Leibig and was also preceded in death by a sister, Carol Springer. She was a retired Sales Associate with Walmart in...
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Ruth Webber Brooks

June 28, 1928 - January 21, 2017

Ruth Webber Brooks, 88, of Madison Heights passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Westminster Canterbury. Born June 28, 1928, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Herman George Webber and the late Lela Nuckles Webber.Ruth was a retired medication technician for the Central Virginia Training Center, and a member of Temple Baptist Church.In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth...
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Kathryn Spencer Pixley

April 16, 1937 - January 20, 2017

Kathryn Spencer Pixley, 79, of Monroe, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Rex A. Pixley, Jr. Born April 16, 1937 in Monroe, she was the daughter of the late Roy Oliver Spencer and Marion Grey Peyton Spencer. Upon graduation from Sweet Briar College in 1963, Kathryn began her career as a teacher with Amherst County Public Schools. She...
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Annie Pauline Mayberry

May 15, 1927 - January 16, 2017

Annie Pauline Harris Mayberry departed this life on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Fairmont Crossing Health Center in Amherst, VA. She was a daughter of the late Estes A. and Elizabeth Reese Harris of Arrington, VA. Pauline was married for 68 years to Jesse "J.B." Mayberry, who passed in 2015. In 1955, they built their home on Ridge Street in Madison Heights and lived there for the next 60 years...
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Ralph James Eubank

May 29, 1957 - January 9, 2017

Ralph James Eubank "The Puppy Creek Kid", 59 of Amherst passed away at his home on Monday, January 9, 2017.He was born on May 29, 1957 in Amherst County in a house on the same property that he lived on all his life. Ralph was the son of the late, Richard A. Eubank and Daphne F. Eubank.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers.A true outdoorsman, his passion in life was...
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Jeanette Lawrence Dobbs

March 7, 1922 - January 8, 2017

The last breath of Jeanette Lawrence Dobbs, 94, was breathed January 8, 2017. Surrounded by her daughters, son-in-law, and loving hospice nurse, she softly gave way to the boundaries of this earth to begin her forever journey with her Savior, Jesus Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents, C.A. and Dovie Lawrence of Valley Mills, Texas; brothers, Rex, Jack and Ralph, all of Texas; sister...
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Mittie Jean Duff Iseman

May 1, 1942 - January 8, 2017

Mittie Jean Duff, 74, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her residence.Born on May 1, 1942 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Haywood and Mittie Duff.Mittie enjoyed country music, especially George Jones, and having a good time with family and friends.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Kay Hartless and brothers,...
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Mary Meacham Viar

November 22, 1917 - January 7, 2017

Mary Meacham Viar, 99, of Madison Heights passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Ralph Hunter Viar, Sr. Born November 22, 1917, in Monroe, she was the daughter of the late Elijah Carroll Meacham and the late Mabel Bessie Floyd Meacham Marsh. Mary was also the stepdaughter of the late Lester Randall Marsh.Mary was a retired seamstress...
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Viola Johnson Henson

April 16, 1933 - January 6, 2017

Viola Johnson Henson, 83, of Lynchburg passed away Friday, January 6, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born April 16, 1933, in Augusta County, she was the daughter of the late Taze and Bessie Woods Johnson and was also preceded in death by a son, Harry Lee Henson; a granddaughter, Karla Scruggs and twelve siblings. Viola was retired from Craddock & Terry Shoe Corp. and was a member of...
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John Thomas Fuqua

March 16, 1927 - January 4, 2017

John Thomas Fuqua, Jr., 89, of Monroe, Virginia, passed away peacefully at his home on January 4, 2017. John was born March 16, 1927 in Huddleston, Virginia to John and Emma Fuqua. He served in both the Navy and Army during WWII and was a member of the American Legion. John was a loving father, grandfather and husband, being married to "his girl", the former Lucy May Stinnett for...
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Eunice Mildred Wilsher Holloran

December 12, 1925 - January 4, 2017

Eunice Mildred Wilsher Holloran, 91, of Lynchburg passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the Heartland of Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late Theodore Roosevelt Holloran. Born December 12, 1925, in Sweet Briar, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Louis Wilsher and the late Eunice Smith Wilsher.Eunice was a homemaker and although she did not have children, she spent her life keeping...
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Mildred Anderson Worsham

October 12, 1933 - January 2, 2017

Mildred Anderson Worsham, 83, of Madison Heights, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Thomas Lee Worsham. Born October 12, 1933 in Halifax County, she was the daughter of the late Dorsey E. and Ruth Cage Anderson and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent, Robert, and Edison Anderson and three sisters, Alene A. Allred, Ruby A....
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Dana Lee Guarino-Murphey

December 13, 1957 - January 1, 2017

On January 1st, 2017, while surrounded by family, friends and Pups, Dana departed us in Monroe, VA at her home fondly known as Murph Mt. She fearlessly fought cancer, a glioblastoma brain tumor, for 14 months.Dana is survived by her husband Mike Murphey and daughter Cecelia Marie Murphey. She is also survived by sister Joanie Robertson and husband Kevin of Chesterfield County VA; Sister/cousin...
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