Our Obituaries

William Austin Coleman

December 31, 1932 - December 7, 2017

William Austin Coleman, 84, of Madison Heights passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Guggenheimer Nursing Home. Born December 31, 1932, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late William Austin Coleman, Sr. and the late Pearl Reynolds Coleman.William was a retired machinist for Limitorque/Flowserve, and was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.In addition...
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Joseph Anthony Strouse

August 12, 1959 - December 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA.
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Virginia Martin Bryant

January 7, 1942 - December 6, 2017

Virginia Martin Bryant "Ginny", 75, of Amherst went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Melvin Connie Martin and Patty Floyd Martin. She is survived by sister Hilda Bobbitt and husband Mineral, brother Melvin Martin and wife Roberta, sister Ozelia Hamilton, sister Barbara Turille and husband Stuart, her son Keith Bryant and wife Dana, son...
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William Boyd Carter

May 19, 1995 - December 4, 2017

William Boyd Carter, Jr., 22, of Amherst passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born May 19, 1995, in Lynchburg, he was the son of William Boyd Carter, Sr. and Carol Marie Keesee.William was a welder for Automated Conveyor Systems. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend.William was preceded in death by his paternal great grandmother, Jean Carter;...
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Nancy Staton Parker

January 24, 1930 - December 2, 2017

Nancy S. Parker, 87 of Amherst, widow of Lee Roy Parker, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at her residence.She was born in Amherst County on January 24, 1930, daughter of the late Russell E. Staton and the late Nannie Adams Staton.In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Faye S. Edwards; three brothers, Russell "Buddy" Staton, Thornton "Billy"...
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Anthony Edward Humphrey

August 2, 1957 - December 2, 2017

Anthony Edward "Tony" Humphrey, 60, of Madison Heights, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at his residence. He was the loving husband of Gail Branham Humphrey for 33 years.Born on August 2, 1957, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late John Hansford Humphrey and Virgie Virginia Tomlin Humphrey. Tony worked at Georgia Pacific. He had a kind, gentle, and easy going spirit about him...
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Parks Holman Snead

November 10, 1931 - December 1, 2017

Parks Holman Snead, Jr. of Amherst died Friday, December 1, 2017. Born in Forest, Virginia on November 10, 1931, he was the son of the late Parks Holman Snead, Sr. and Nellie Elliott Snead.He was predeceased by his brother, Zane Graham Snead.He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bessie Bryant Snead; by his son and daughter-in-law Parks Snead, III and Georgeann Vagt Snead; by his grandchildren...
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Effie Garrett Pollard

March 2, 1924 - December 1, 2017

Effie Garrett Pollard, of Amherst, entered eternal life on Friday, December 1, 2017. Born on March 2, 1924, in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late Reuben Stark Garrett and Jessie Alverna Dickerson Garrett. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Henry T. Pollard; and four siblings, Harry Garrett, Lorena Garrett, Betty Jean Sligh, and Sally Ann Garrett. She leaves to cherish...
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Mike Dana Frederico

July 17, 1961 - November 30, 2017

Mike Dana Frederico, 56 of Madison Heights passed away on November 30, 2017 peacefully in his sleep at his home after a lengthy illness.He was born in Bradford, PA on July 17, 1961, son of the late Joe and Ginger FredericoIn addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Nate Frederico, his twin brother Mark Frederico, and Kevin Frederico.Mike co-founded The Window Man, Inc.,...
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Rodney Ray Kube

February 21, 1966 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA.
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Dorine Gunter Graybill

March 24, 1947 - November 26, 2017

Dorine Gunter Graybill, 70, of Madison Heights passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017. She was the wife of the late Joseph Robert Graybill.Born in Lynchburg, March 24, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Martin Gunter and Laura Brooks Gunter. She retired from the Central Virginia Training Center and was a member of Fairview Christian Church. She was also a Girl Scout leader for many...
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Joshua Allen Collins

February 8, 1980 - November 25, 2017

Joshua Allen Collins, 37, of Madison Heights, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the U.V.A. Medical Center. Born February 8, 1980 in Rockingham County, NC, he was the son of Bobby Wayne Collins (Connie Craig) of Madison Heights and Barbara Hodgson Pennell (Kenneth) of Princeton, West Virginia. Joshua was an employee of the Amherst County Department of Public Works. Joshua was...
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Frances Lee Blankenship

November 20, 1932 - November 22, 2017

Frances Lee Blankenship, 85, of Madison Heights, passed away peacefully at her home on November 22, 2017. She was the wife of the late John William Blankenship for more than 50 years. Born November 20, 1932 in Agricola, she was the daughter of the late Woodsie Garrett Campbell Stinnett and the late Charles L. Stinnett and was also preceded in death by her brother, Roy C. "Bugg" Campbell and...
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Joseph Lawrence Coleman

October 5, 1952 - November 18, 2017

Joseph Lawrence Coleman, age 65 of Lynchburg, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his home.He was born in New York on October 5, 1952, son of Elizabeth Neuberger Coleman and the late Joseph Coleman.In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother James Coleman.Survivors include his wife, Joni Yeatts Clutter Coleman; daughter, Hannah Morgan Coleman; two step-children,...
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Edna Jackson Cronin

September 11, 1937 - November 16, 2017

Edna Jackson Cronin, 80, of Monroe, who was a very special angel, entered heaven on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Heartland of Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late William Daniel Cronin. Born In Monroe on September 11, 1937 she was a daughter of the late William Riley Jackson and the late Annie Jennings Jackson. She was preceded in death by three half-sisters, Mae H. Campbell, Alene H....
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Ann Craddock White

August 25, 1957 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA.
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Shirley Simpson Carter

April 4, 1937 - November 9, 2017

With bright brown eyes and a beautiful smile that lit up her face, Shirley brought a special heartfelt warmth and goodness into the world, which is a little less bright with her passing. Shirley leaves behind her daughter, Pamela L. Carter and her sister, Frances A. Simpson to mourn and cherish her memory along with many friends.Shirley has now joined her loving husband of 53 years, Phillip G....
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Donald Leslie Burks, Sr.

November 28, 1942 - November 9, 2017

Donald Leslie Burks, Sr., 74, of Amherst passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of Dorothy Thacker Burks. Born November 28, 1942, in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Harry Samuel Burks and the late Mary Campbell Burks.Donald was a retired finisher for the Archer Creek Foundry and was a member of Coolwell Presbyterian Church.In addition to his wife...
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Florence Beatrice Fiocco

November 2, 1923 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA.
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Linda Kaye Martin

December 22, 1954 - November 2, 2017

Linda Kaye Martin, 62, of Madison Heights, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the loving wife of Ted W. Martin.Born in Lynchburg on December 22, 1954 she was the daughter of the late William L. Fitzgerald, Sr. and Alice Keller Fitzgerald. She was retired from Central Virginia Training School and loved spending time with her family.In addition to her...
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Edwin Francis Pelosky

October 25, 1925 - October 28, 2017

Edwin F. Pelosky, 92, of Amherst passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Fairmont Crossing. He was the husband of Lois Markham Pelosky. Born October 25, 1925, in Deerfield, MA, he was the son of the late Leon Pelosky and the late Anna Ardzavich Pelosky.Edwin was a proud, retired career United States Army Veteran (Colonel), where he served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam...
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Mary McFaden Creasey

June 17, 1937 - October 26, 2017

Mary McFaden Creasey, 80, of Madison Heights, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clayton Page Creasey. Born June 17, 1937 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of Gladys Nickerson McFaden of Lynchburg and the late Berkley Francis McFaden and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy McFaden and Johnny McFaden and a sister,...
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Wallace Delano Stinson

September 1, 1941 - October 23, 2017

Wallace Delano "Doug" Stinson passed on to his heavenly home, Monday, October 23, 2017. Born September 1, 1941 in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Rolfe Adams Stinson and Edna Cash Stinson and was also preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Stinson Rhoades. He was a member of Union Christian Church and previous member of Oakdale Baptist Church. Doug established Doug's Auto Repair...
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Patricia Mason Maddox

March 18, 1952 - October 23, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Gail Christian Mason Maddox, 65, of Madison Heights passed away peacefully in her home on October 23, 2017. Born March 18, 1952, she was preceded in death by her parents, James Ray and Virginia "Ginny" Christian; husband, Kenneth Earl Mason; infant daughter Crystal Gail Mason; sister, Gloria Christian Smooth; and brother in laws Harold Mason and Roger Smoot. Pat was the beloved...
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Nellie Mae Coffey Sallinger

July 21, 1937 - October 21, 2017

Nellie Mae "Nell" Coffey Sallinger, 80, of Amherst, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the loving wife of Murray "Sal" Sallinger for 56 years.Born on July 21, 1937 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Henry Thomas Coffey and Thelma May Bowling Coffey. Nell retired from AT&T, was a member of the Eastern Star Westminster Chapter #99in...
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Linda Mae Chamberlain

May 23, 1949 - October 19, 2017

Linda Mae Chamberlain, 68, of Lynchburg, was welcomed into the loving arms of her Father on Thursday October 19, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the loving wife of Herbert G. Chamberlain.Born May 23, 1949 in Akron, OH she was the daughter of Lois M. Kerns and the late Robert N. Kerns. As an educator for 29 years, Linda touched thousands of lives. She earned her Masters and EDS from...
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Delora Barnett Staples

July 22, 1935 - October 14, 2017

Delora Barnett Staples, 82, of Madison Heights, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Roy Andrew Staples. Born on July 22, 1935, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Campbell Frederick and Edna Bland Barnett and was also preceded in death by her brother, Frederick Barnett. She was a retired Life Insurance Agent with State Farm...
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Sylvia Jean Reynolds

April 11, 1947 - October 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA.
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Dora Pauline Kalin

April 23, 1934 - October 13, 2017

Dora Pauline Kalin, 83, of Madison Heights, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Phillip J. Kalin. Born April 23, 1934 in Sylva, NC, she was the daughter of the late Cornelious and Ethel Ashe and was also preceded in death by one sister and one brother. She was retired from Blue Buckle and was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church. Dora...
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Sarah Alice Andes

August 13, 1939 - October 12, 2017

Sarah Alice Wood Andes, 78, formerly of Crozet, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Amherst, at the home of her daughter. Born August 13, 1939 in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Herbert L. and Hattie Sprouse Wood and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margie Marsh and Mary Wood. Mrs. Andes was a retired bus driver with the City of Charlottesville with...
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Arlene Stinnett Neas

October 27, 1931 - October 12, 2017

Arlene Stinnett Neas, 85, of Concord passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017, at her residence. She was the wife of her late first husband, Angus "Dick" G. Thompson, Sr. and her late second husband, Herbert Lionel Neas. Born October 27, 1931, in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Eldridge Loving Stinnett and the late Blanche Mays Stinnett.Arlene was passionate about her family and...
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Bruce Norman Conner

October 23, 1954 - October 10, 2017

Bruce Norman Conner, Jr. 62, of Amherst passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of Connie Waller Conner. Born October 23, 1954, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Bruce Norman Conner, Sr. and the late Shirley Reynolds Conner.Bruce was a machinist for Areva Corporation and a member of Jordan Baptist Church. He also served with the Campbell County Rescue...
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Lois Wright Mason

June 23, 1928 - October 9, 2017

Lois Wright Mason, 89, of Elon passed away Monday, October 9, 2017, at Runk and Pratt at Liberty Ridge. She was the wife of the late Earl Anderson Mason. Born June 23, 1928, in Shelby, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wright and the late Margaret Ware Wright.Lois was a member of Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church in Vienna, VA. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and...
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Margaret Smith Cash

March 9, 1930 - October 9, 2017

Margaret Smith Cash, 87, of Madison Heights, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at Runk & Pratt Residential Adult Care at Liberty Ridge. Born March 9, 1930 in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late Rex and Minnie Morris SmithMrs. Cash was retired from G.E./Ericsson and was a member of Madison Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Cash was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by her...
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Thelma Phillips Cumbie

October 28, 1922 - October 8, 2017

Thelma Mary Phillips Cumbie, 94, formerly residing at Dixie Airport Road, Madison Heights, VA, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Guggenheimer Health & Rehabilitation Center in Lynchburg, VA. Born in Lynchburg on October 28, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Phillips, Sr., and Mary Belle Maddox Phillips. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other beloved family...
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Ronald Preston Turner

July 17, 1947 - October 6, 2017

Ronald "Thumb" Preston Turner, 70, of Madison Heights answered God's call, departing this life on Friday, October 6, 2017, at his residence. He was the loving husband of 47 years to Mary Alice Turner. Born July 17, 1947, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Ronald Lee Turner, Jr. and the late Daisy Caster Ponton Turner. Thumb was the retired owner/operator of Turner's Automotive. He also...
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Phyllis Davis Caldwell

November 30, 1942 - October 5, 2017

Of Gladstone, VA, died October 5, 2017, after battling cancer. Born November 30, 1942, in Ohley, WV.She is survived by husband, Homer L. Caldwell; son, J. Greg Bosque; daughter Suzanne [Bosque] Downs; grandsons, Ryleigh Bosque, Nathan Bosque, Nelson Downs and Garrett Downs; and two sisters, D. Kay Jeffries of Glasgow, WV and Janet McPhail of Charleston, WV. A memorial service is forthcoming....
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Beatrice Hunter Carson

January 7, 1911 - October 3, 2017

Beatrice Hunter Carson, 106, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at The Carrington. She was the loving wife of the late Volney Howard Carson, Sr.She was born in Louisa County on January 7, 1911 and she was the daughter of the late Morris Soule Hunter and the late Hattie Lee Hunter. Beatrice was a member of First Baptist Church in Lynchburg. In addition to her parents and husband, she was...
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Patricia Kenning Taliaferro

January 26, 1940 - September 27, 2017

Patricia Kenning Taliaferro born January 26th, 1940 in Norwich England went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on September 27th, 2017 peacefully with her loving husband and daughter by her side. Pat was a cherished wife, loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Wesley Eugene Taliaferro, daughter Patricia K. Ogden and her companion John P....
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David Wade Litchford

December 14, 1954 - September 25, 2017

David Wade Litchford, 62, of Gladstone, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at his residence.Born December 14, 1954 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Russel Agie "Joe" Litchford, Sr. and Connie Gunter Litchford. He was a former employee of Old Dominion Box Factory. David is survived by four sisters, Brenda Shelton of Appomattox, Peggy Gunter and husband Billy, Kathy Litchford and...
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Hallie Sands Watson

April 9, 1922 - September 24, 2017

Hallie Esther Sands Watson, 95, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. She was the loving wife of the late George Allen Watson.Born on April 9, 1922 in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Hypes Sands and the late Clara Padgett Sands. Hallie retired from Duti Duds as a seamstress. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, sewing, and gardening. She was a member of the...
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Norma Morris Shoemaker

August 1, 1955 - September 23, 2017

Norma Morris Shoemaker, 62, of Amherst, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Richard Floyd Shoemaker, Sr. for 38 years. Norma and her husband had known each other for 42 years, and Richard was the love of her life. Born on August 1, 1955 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles Morris and the late Katie...
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Clarence Coleman Yeatts

November 3, 1932 - September 20, 2017

Clarence Coleman Yeatts, Jr., age 84 of Madison Heights passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in the comfort of his home and family.He was born in Lynchburg, son of the late Clarence C. Yeatts, Sr. and Lora T. Yeatts.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jewell V. Yeatts; four sisters, Dorothy Y. Cofer, Clara Y. McCormick, Evelyn Y. Scott and Loreen Y....
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Johnny James Powell

October 12, 1934 - September 19, 2017

Johnny James Powell, 82, of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Betty Clary Powell for sixty-three years.Born on October 12, 1934, in Orlovista, Fla., he was the son of the late John Thomas James Hilliard Powell and the late Merle Grimes Powell. Johnny was the owner/ operator of Economy Telephone and was in the National Guard. He...
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Ann Morris Thomas

October 17, 1933 - September 17, 2017

Ann Morris Thomas left this life at 11:41 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017. She passed through the gates of heaven surrounded by all of her loved ones, on this side and the next. She was born in Lynchburg to loving parents, the late Lonnie and Emma Morris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Eddie Watts and brothers, Everette Morris, Jimmy Morris, and Lonnie...
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Roy Dillard Johns

July 17, 1938 - September 17, 2017

Roy Dillard Johns, 79, of Madison Heights, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home.Born on July 17, 1938 in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Luther Johns and the late Cammie Branham Johns. Roy served our country in the United States Marines and he retired from the Lynchburg City School Board Office. Roy was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.In...
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Ruby Evelyn Tomlin

May 31, 1931 - September 15, 2017

Ruby T. Tomlin, 86, of Amherst, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Anderson Vaughan "Kap" Tomlin.Born May 31, 1931 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Sam Henry and Minnie Hartless Tomlin and was also preceded in death by six brothers, Al, Henry, George, Hal, Lonzie, and Claudie Tomlin and a sister, Sylvia T. Angus....
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Kendall Ray Brockman

March 25, 1952 - September 13, 2017

Kendall Ray Brockman, 65, of Amherst passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital surrounded by family.He was born on March 25, 1952, in Lynchburg, VA, to the late Peyton Dabney Brockman and the late C. Vernelle (Nell) Harvey Brockman.He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patricia Martin Brockman; daughter, Anne-Simms Brockman Deacon; son-in-law, Matthew Thomas...
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Catherine Lynn Campbell

March 16, 1961 - September 12, 2017

Catherine Lynn Campbell, 56, of Madison Heights passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born March 16, 1961, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of Tomie Eawell Campbell and Barbara Arthur McCraw. Catherine was a school teacher for 34 years teaching children with the Amherst County Public Schools and also educated adults towards achieving their GED. Catherine...
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Virginia Christine Harris

March 18, 1930 - September 8, 2017

Virginia Christine Harris, 87, of Amherst, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Heartland of Lynchburg. She was the loving wife of Cecil Don Harris.Born on March 18, 1930 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late James Branham and the late Effie Roberts Johns. Virginia was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Virginia loved her family and never knew a stranger. She...
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Doris Gallagher Tyree

May 16, 1928 - August 31, 2017

Doris Christine Gallagher Tyree, 89, of Madison Heights, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, August 31, 2017 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Boyd Lee Tyree, Jr.Born in Lynchburg, May 16, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Francis Gallagher and Nannie Robertson Gallagher and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard L....
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Glenn Harland Campbell

December 18, 1938 - August 29, 2017

Glenn Harland Campbell, Sr., 78, of Pleasant View, died August 29, 2017. He was the devoted husband of Dianne Crickenberger Campbell for fifty-six years. Born on December 18, 1938 in Amherst County, Glenn was the son of the late Bernard and Zora Campbell and was also preceded in death by his son, Richard K. Campbell; four brothers, Vernard K. Campbell, Richard C....
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William Oscar Harper

January 21, 1949 - August 27, 2017

William "Bill" Oscar Harper, 68, of Lynchburg, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at The Carrington. Born January 21, 1949 in Lynchburg, Bill was the son of the late John William and Aleise McIvor Harper and was also preceded in death by a brother, Terry G. Harper and a sister, Judy H. Neighbors. He was a retired hairdresser with Regis Salons Bill is survived by two children, Wendy M....
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Ann Burks Hanna

July 29, 1934 - August 27, 2017

Ann Burks Hanna, 83, of Forest passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the Lynchburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Hanson Bell Hanna. Born July 29, 1934, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Burks and the late Sammie Burks.Ann was a retired executive for C&P/Verizon and a member of Williamson Chapel in Mooresville, NC. She was a loving...
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James Raymond Johns

June 9, 1936 - August 20, 2017

James Raymond Johns, 81, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at his residence. He was the loving husband of Diddy Marie Cash Johns for 55 years.Born in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Luther Dean Johns and Cammie Branham Johns. James served our country in the United States Marines. He worked in the apple orchards and also for John Stewart Walker Construction Company. ...
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Nicole Shann Woody

November 8, 1972 - August 19, 2017

Nicole Shann Woody, 44, of Madison Heights, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Bobby Lee Woody. Born November 8, 1972 in Dover, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Betty Prihraczky Moore of Madison Heights and Louis Shann, III of Lynchburg. Nicole was preceded in death by her step father, Charles Phillip Moore. She was a member of Solid...
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Joseph Preston Dowdy

December 24, 1931 - August 17, 2017

Joseph Preston Dowdy, Jr., 85, of Madison Heights passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the Guggenheimer Nursing Home. He was the husband of Fleecy Clay Dowdy. Born December 24, 1931, in Halifax County he was the son of the late Joseph Preston Dowdy, Sr. and the late Edith Cage Dowdy.Joseph was a retired lead oiler for Mead/Rocktin Corporation, and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of...
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Melvin E. Roberts

April 4, 1923 - August 17, 2017

Melvin Eugene Roberts, 94, of Madison Heights, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his residence. 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 two sisters....
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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 W. 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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