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Marriages and Deaths from Lynchburg, Virginia Newspapers 1794-1836

Aloysius J. Brown
Aloysius J. Brown, 72, of Forest, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y. Born in Paterson, N.J., a son of the late Aloysius N. and Cunegunda Ferrary Brown. He was a graduate of Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. Mr. Brown was a U.S. Navy veteran of W.W.II and was employed as an Engineer for G.E. Knolls Atomic Power Lab. in Schenectady, N.Y. for 35 years, retiring in 1986. He resided in Troy and Ballston Lake, N.Y. and for the past 15 years in Forest. Mr. Brown was a Communicant of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, a member of It’s Parish Council, a member of the G.E. Elfun Society, the Elks Lodge #321, and was active in fund raising activities for the American Diabetes Association and in Gateway Computer Classes. Survivors include his wife, Ruthe Sheehan Brown; three sons, A.J. Brown III of Oak Park, Ill., Norbert T. Brown of Boca Raton, Fla. and Matthew E. Brown of Raleigh, N.C.; three daughters, Nadine Brown Silver of Glenmont, N.Y., Mary Patrick Dearing, M.D. of Mequon, Wis., Constance R. Brown of Albany, N.Y.; a brother, Leo E. Brown of Viara, Fla.; a sister, Sister Frances Leo Brown, O.S.F. of Tampa, Fla. and the late Rev. Leo Brown O.F.M. also surviving are 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Liturgy of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church by Father John Kloepfer. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel, 7404 Timberlake Road. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Memorial Fund of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

Alice Reynolds Farmer Day
Alice Reynolds Farmer Day, 62, of Hurt, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998 at 7:15 a.m. at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Earl K. Day of Fla. She was born in Campbell County, Aug. 27, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Payne Reynolds and Mary Elizabeth Maddox Reynolds. She was a member of Elim Assembly of God of Altavista and finished her schooling at Altavista High School. She was a nurse at St. Pete Florida Hospital until her illness that left her totally diabled. She was preceded in death by her two parents and four brothers. She is survived by Cecil Carter of eight years, four children, Wanda Farmer Arthur, Eddie Farmer, Raligh Farmer and Ronnie Farmer, five grandchildren, one brother, Jesse A. Reynolds of Hurt; four sisters, Annie A. Ferris of Lynchburg, Sadie E. Kersey of Altavista, Mary D. McClelland of Altavista and Janie R. Lanier of Hurt. A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Monday at Elim Assembly of God, Altavista.

Stephen H. Farrow Sr.
Stephen H. Farrow Sr. of 1702 17th Street, departed this life Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 at his residence. He was born July 19, 1920 in Lynchburg, the son of the late Mary Farrow Jefferson and Simm Jefferson. He was the husband of the late Rebecca Jackson Farrow. He was an active and devoted member of the Wingfield Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a trustee. His granddaughter, Cassandra Yvette Farrow preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his life, five sons, Stephen Jr., Thomas, Hubert, Herbert and Howard all of Lynchburg; three daughters, Carolyn Brimm, Rev. Evelyn Mitchell and Gloria Coleman; two brothers, Walter of Lynchburg and Royal of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Sadie Cook and Jeanette James of N.Y.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Wingfield Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Trice Jr. officiating and Dr. Haywood Robinson Jr., eulogist. Interment in Forest Hill Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home. The family and friends will assemble at the residence. Community Funeral Home directing.

Darlene “Dee” Forslund
Darlene “Dee” Forslund, 63, of 207 Cameron Road, Forest, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Gerald Forslund. Mrs. Forslund was born March 9, 1935 in Moline, Ill. to the late Frank Dewaele and the late Josephine Leenknecht Dewaele. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and was an employee with the Lynchburg City Schools. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Angie Forslund of Lynchburg; two daughters, Cindy Forslund of Concord, Dawn McGuire and her husband, Johnny of Madison Heights; one brother, Frank Dewaele and his wife, Theresa of Molin, Ill., two sisters, Joan Claerhout and her husband, Bob of Moline, Ill., Lois Veroeven and her husband, Wil of Rock Island, Ill.; five grandchildren, Blake Forslund, Brandon Forslund, Brooke Forslund, Lorin McGuire and Shannon McGuire. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Father Monseigneur Kenneth Rush officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church Building Fund. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

William Frederick “Freddie” Grishaw Jr.
APPOMATTOX — William Frederick “Freddie” Grishaw Jr., 54, of Rt. 4, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Virginia Brizendine Grishaw. Born in Lynchburg, July 18, 1944, he was a son of William Frederick Grishaw Sr. of Appomattox and the late Thelma Smith Grishaw. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two daughters, Ursula G. Hamlett and her husband, Joey and Sharon G. Irvin and her husband, Roger and a granddaughter, Shana Lynn Irvin all of Appomattox; a sister, Nadine G. Garrett and her husband, Morgan; a nephew, Jason R. Garrett; a niece, Kimberly A. Garrett and a great-niece, Megan N. Garrett all of Farmville; three stepchildren, Terry Brizendine, Donna Farris and Patty Perdue and seven stepgrandchildren all of Lynchburg. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Leigh Grishaw. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998 at Liberty Baptist Church by the Rev. Daniel Dockery with burial in Liberty Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Appomattox Rescue Squad.

Lucille Carpenter Hendrix
On Nov. 18, 1998, the Lord called our dearest wife, sister, mother and grandmother, Lucille Carpenter Hendrix from labor to reward. She was born July 5, 1928 to the late Laurel Franklin Carpenter Grooms and the late James Carpenter. She was a member of the Timothy Baptist Church of Amherst County. She was the wife of Henry Ford Hendrix. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sindra Haynes. She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters, Dorothy Rose of Lynchburg, Gladine Richardson and Loretta Hemming both of Amherst; one son, Douglas Hendrix of Amherst; one daughter-in-law, Delores Hendrix; one son-in-law, Linwood Richardson, 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three sisters, Ruth Carter and Elenora Carpenter both of Amherst and Helen Franklin of Rustburg; two brothers, Walter Carpenter and Webster Grooms both of Lynchburg; five brothers-in-law, John Carter, John Hendrix Jr., Rev. Lyman Richardson and Robert Cabell all of Amherst and Vernon Franklin of Rustburg; five sisters-in-law, Emma Richardson, Ocie Cabell, Augustine Richardson, Elizabeth Hendrix and Sadie Hendrix and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence, Rt. 1, Box 162, Amherst, Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from Piney Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernest Scott officiating with interment in the church cemetery. She will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service. The cortege will assemble at the residence at 1 p.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Ethra Covington Moore
PHENIX — Ethra Covington Moore, 81, of Park Street, died Thursday evening, Nov. 19, 1998 at Southside Community Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Wiley Moore Sr. She was born in Charlotte County, March 18, 1917, daughter of the late John Covington and Lucy Smith Covington. She was a member of Phenix United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Burlington Industries. She is survived by three granddaughters, Joanne M. Patton and her husband, Bruce of Williamsburg, Windy M. Shepherd and her husband, Earl of Phenix, Angela Moore-Clawson and her husband, Scott of Arlington, Texas; daughter-in-law, Margaret T. Moore of Phenix; five great-grandchildren, Stephanie Hancock of Phenix, Robert Hunter Hancock Jr. of Phenix, Kevin Hancock of Phenix, Jarrett Shepherd of Phenix, Justin Shephard of Phenix; two sisters, Flossie Lewis of Brookneal, Murrah Jones of Hampton. She was preceded in death by one son, John Wiley Moore Jr. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998 at Phenix United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bob Weeks and the Rev. Phillip DeMoth with burial to follow at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Henderson Funeral Home and will be at her daughter-in-law’s residence other times.

Margreed B. Withers
Mrs. Margreed B. Withers, 93, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 in Oakwood Manor, Bedford. She lived, she served, she loved. The widow of Thomas Allen Withers, daughter of the late Frank and Dallie Seagers Brown. Preceded in heaven by her daughter, Dallie Withers Wright. She is survived by 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Karen Wright Ellis of Bedford, Pamela W. (Douglas) Garrett of Roanoke, Winston Wright of Roanoke, Douglas (Loretta) Wright of Elon, Melinda (John) Cunningham, Jennifer (Joseph) Carson all of Bedford, Mark E. Wright of Madison Heights, Maxine, Clarissa and Devon Wright of Bedford, 11 great-grandchildren, two aunts, five nephews, three nieces and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Nov. 21, 1998 at the Virginia Association of the Church of God Campground Tabernacle, 43 South Bedford County. Interment will follow in the Brown family cemetery, Thaxton. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Thaxton Church of God, P.O. Box 126, Thaxton, Va. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Martha Worley Brandt
Martha Elizabeth Worley Brandt, 84, of Madison Heights, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the widow of Robert R. Brandt. Born June 28, 1914 in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late James M. and Mary Tankersley Worley. Mrs. Brandt was a member of Fort Hill United Methodist Church. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy W. Hill of Madison Heights; two sisters-in-law, Marcella B. Worley and Catherine Worley and a number of nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. John Seigle. Whitten Monelison Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Rucker Coffey
AMHERST — Nellie Rucker Coffey, 86, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harvey Pryor Coffey. Born Feb. 10, 1912 in Amherst County, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose and Mattie Higginbotham Coffey. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Cain of Charlottesville; one brother, Kyle Coffey and wife, Marcella of Madison Heights; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Coffey of Lexington and Bessie Fennell of Richmond; and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Driskill Funeral Chapel in Amherst with the Rev. James Drapper officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery in Buena Vista. Friends may call at Driskill Funeral Chapel from 2-8:30 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amherst Rescue Squad.

Ralph Lenwood Harris
Ralph Lenwood Harris departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 in Lynchburg. Born in Lynchburg, Oct. 10, 1949, the son of the late Lawrence and Ella Harris Sr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Morris Harris. He leaves an abundance of love and memories, one daughter, three brothers, Lawrence Jr., Donnie and Ricky; four sisters, Patricia Brown, Wanda Harris, Phyllis Abbitt and Cynthia Harris all of Lynchburg; two aunts, Elsie Joseph and Emma Waugh; four uncles, Irvin, James, Cecil and Freddie; a loving friend, Iretha Davis of Lynchburg and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. The family is receiving friends at 2109 Early St. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. from Wingfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Trice officiating and the Rev. Carl B. Hutcherson Jr., eulogist. Interment in the Chambersville Cemetery. He will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. The cortege will assemble at 2109 Early St. at 10:15 a.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Alice (Marie) P. Lovelace
Mrs. Alice (Marie) P. Lovelace of Rt. 2, Box 270 (2151 Long Island Road), Gladys, departed this life Monday, Nov. 16, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Mose and Armettres Payne Pannell. She was the wife of the late George S. Lovelace. She is survived by one daughter, Jeanette Lovelace and three grandchildren and one great-grandson all of Patterson, N.J. and one brother, Curtis Pannell of Gladys. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Lovelace and one grandson, Antonio Lovelace. She is also survived by many friends, nieces, nephews and in-laws. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hills Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. John Price officiating. Interment in Hills Creek Cemetery. The family and friends will assemble at the residence. Community Funeral Home directing.

Dorothy Overstreet Mayhew
Dorothy Overstreet Mayhew, 74, accepted God’s promise for everlasting life Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 at her residence. She was the widow of Stanley Henderson Mayhew. Mrs. Mayhew was born Jan. 27, 1924 in Bedford County to Ernest Ward Overstreet and Rose R. Overstreet. She was a supervisor of C.B. Fleet and a member of Beulah Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah M. Noel of Lynchburg; a brother, James N. Overstreet of Lynch Station; three granddaughters, Rachel, Angela and Jesi; two great-granddaughters and a special daughter, Carolyn Ramsey. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 20, 1998 at Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Maurice T. McCarthy officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Diuguid Waterlick Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gabriel “Gabe” Morris
Gabriel “Gabe” Morris of 253 Payne Street, suddenly departed this life on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born Nov. 5, 1959 to Lonnie G. Morris and the late Mary C. Morris. In addition to his father, he leaves to mourn one daughter, Ardaisa Leagh Casey Morris; a very devoted friend, Angela Parrish; two brothers, Lonnie E. Morris of Washington, D.C. and Alonza Morris of Lynchburg; four sisters, Brenda G. Morris and Wanda M. Morris both of Washington, D.C., Shirley M. Crank and her husband, Haiwatha of Brentwood, Md. and Heather Morris of Arlington; nine aunts, four uncles, three great-aunts, one great-uncle and a special sister, Greta Williams and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sarah Carter officiating. Interment in Forest Hill Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. tonight at Community Funeral Home and other times at 253 Payne Street and 1131 Dearing Street. The family will assemble at Community Funeral Home. Community Funeral Home directing.

Mary Smith Pollard
BROOKNEAL — Mary Smith Pollard, 87, of Rt. 2, died Thursday morning, Nov. 19, 1998 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Brookneal. She was the wife of the late Roger William Pollard. She was born in Charlotte County, June 21, 1911, daughter of the late Fenton Thomas Smith and Berta Holland Smith. She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons, Carroll H. Pollard of Phenix, William L. Pollard of Raleigh, N.C., Stuart L. Pollard of Brookneal; one daughter, Frances J. Eichelkraut of Littleton, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles L. Pollard. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Berghuis with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Henderson Funeral Home and will be at her residence other times.

Willie Thomas Seamster Sr.
HURT — Willie Thomas Seamster Sr., 58, of 112 Highway View Road, Hurt, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998. Born Oct. 3, 1940 in Halifax County, he was a son of Irma Rowland Seamster of Elon College, N.C. and the late Stephen Seamster. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Long. Mr. Seamster was a self-employed mechanic. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Bessie Little Seamster of the residence; one son and daughter-in-law, Willie Thomas and Vicky Seamster Jr. of Gretna; three daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Seamster of Ormond Beach, Fla., Brenda Towler of Volens and Susan Seamster Taylor and Robert of Hurt; one stepson, Billy Mitchen and his wife, Marsha of Altavista; one stepdaughter, Barbara Amos and her husband, David of Thaxton; three brothers, Stephen Seamster, David Seamster and Reuben Seamster all of Burlington, N.C.; one sister, Jenny Seamster of Dallas, Texas; a special friend, Melvin Falls Jr., four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, six stepgrandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at Colbert-Moran Chapel by the Rev. Wayne Murphy. Interment will follow in Carl O. Moran Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 112 Highway View Road, Hurt. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Karen Horine Shelton
Karen Horine Shelton, 47, of Daleville, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998. She was a member of the Daleville Church of the Brethren and was an active community worker. She was a graduate of Seven Hills School in Lynchburg and attended Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her father, Elwyn Horine and is survived by her husband, Thomas H. Shelton of Daleville; her mother, Patty Horine of Lynchburg; one daughter, Mary D. Shelton; one son, David T. Shelton both of Daleville; her father-in-law, Horton Shelton of Lynchburg; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert L. and Cynthia Horine of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Ronald C. and Nancy Horine of Smith Mountain Lake. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 20, 1998 at the Daleville Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Daniel Barnum-Steggerda and the Rev. David Mucha officiating. Interment will follow in the Daleville Cemetery. Arrangements by Rader Funeral Home, Daleville.

Grace May Turner
LOVINGSTON — Grace May Turner, 81, of Washington, D.C., died Monday in Clinton, Md. Hospital after an extended illness. She was born May 17, 1917 in Uniontown, Ala. and moved to Washington in 1941 where she worked as a housekeeper while studying to become a nurse. In 1943 she met and married Herman Turner who survives her. Also surviving are a daughter, Gladys Mae Page and her husband, Jerry of Lovingston along with five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p-.m. at the Turner family cemetery near Lovingston. Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel of Lovingston.

Charlie Thomas Ware Sr.
Charlie Thomas Ware Sr., 65, of Naola, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Wood Ware. Born Dec. 14, 1932 in Amherst County, he was a son of the late Glenn Fleming and Evelyn Foster Ware. He was a retired farmer and retired foreman with Bat Masonry and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Ware was a member of Temple Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Charlie T. “Tommy” Ware Jr. and his wife, Donna, Gerald W. Ware and his wife, Sharon and Jeff L. Ware and his wife, Beth all of Naola; two brothers, H. Overton Ware and his wife, Ann of Richmond and Riley W. Ware and his wife, Annette of Floyd; three sisters, Roberta Sligh of Lynchburg, Juanita Goff and her husband, Glenn and Frances Adkins and her husband, Beverly all of Richmond and 10 grandchildren, Jeremy, Tricia, Cody, Echo, Drew, Morgan, Krystal, Kimberly, Patrick and Jordan. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fort Hill Memorial Park by the Rev. Riley Ware. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitten Monelison Chapel. The family requests those wishing to make memorial contributions consider the Big Island Rescue Squad, Rt. 501, Big Island, Va. 24526.

Linda O. Woolfolk
Linda O. Woolfolk, 50, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 in the Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 20, 1948 in Bedford, a daughter of David Burks Overstreet and Dorothy Puckett Overstreet of Bedford. She was an employee of Sam Moore Furniture and was a member of the Bethel Lighthouse Church. In addition to her mother and father, she is survived by her husband, Roy L. Woolfolk; two daughters, Tina L. Milton, Lucinda O. Heath both of Bedford; two step-sons, Roy Lee Woolfolk, Fla., Charles Irvin Woodfolk III, Bedford; sister, Cindy O. Witt, Bedford; three brothers, William (Bub) Overstreet, Henry Solly Overstreet both of Bedford, Tony Overstreet, Big Island, three grandchildren and one step grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford by the Revs. Bobby and Dorothy Thurmond. Interment will follow in the Holy Land USA Cemetery. Friends may call after noon today and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Raleigh Edward (R.E.) Callands
Raleigh Edward (R.E.) Callands, 47, of 1914 Elm Street, Rockford, Ill. and formerly of Rt. 1, Gretna, died unexpectedly Monday at his residence. He was born in Pittsylvania County, Feb. 18, 1951 to Lewis and Ellen Callands. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kittie Callands of the residence; one son, Roderick Callands and one daughter, Shamacenita Callands both of Rockford, Ill.; two brothers, Roy Callands and Lewis Callands Jr. both of Washington, D.C.; one sister, Belinda Hughes of Seat Pleasant, Md., three grandchildren and other relatives. He was preceded in death by one sister, Clara Staggs and one brother, Darel Wayne Callands. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Nathaniel Jones with burial in the church cemetery. The family is at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Callands, 449 Hodnetts’ Road, Gretna. Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Jane Fitzgerald
NEWPORT NEWS — Dorothy Jane Fitzgerald, 58, of 8 Colberts Lane, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 at 1:30 a.m. after a long and courageous battle with Cancer. Born in Nelson County, Nov. 2, 1940, she was a daughter of Bertie Louise Mays Williams and the late Gilbert C. Williams. She was a member of Pine Chapel Baptist Church, the Warwick Moose Lodge of Newport News and was a devoted, loving mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for her dedication to her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband, James A. Fitzgerald; two sons, James E. Fitzgerald and David W. Fitzgerald both of Newport News; a daughter, Deborah Jean Cooper of Charleroi, Pa.; four brothers, Walter C. Williams, James E. Williams, Bobby L. Williams and Bernard E. Williams and one sister, Joyce A. Martin all of Shipman; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 1998 at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home, Roseland by the Rev. Ronnie Snead with burial in Bethel Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Selby “Bill” Hackett
William Selby “Bill” Hackett, 76, of 432 Hilltop Drive, Madison Heights died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 at his residence. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Frances Mitchell Hackett. Born in Madison Heights, June 17, 1922, he was son of the late John Preston and Fay Walton Hackett. Mr. Hackett was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Madison Heights Christian Church, and retired from Hancock-Fuqua Construction Company. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William L. “Billy” Hackett and wife Leil, of Lexington; two daughters, Faye Harler and husband Fred, Selby Tomlin and husband William, all of Madison Heights; three brothers, Terry Hackett of Lynchburg, Lindy Hackett and Joe Hackett, both of Madison Heights; one sister, Shirley Plantz of Colby, Kan.; seven grandchildren, Tyke, Susan, Becky, Shawn, Will, Laurel, and Nathaniel; four great-grandchildren; Tiffany, Brittany, Katie and Megan and two devoted friends, Mary and Joe Carpenter. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Hill Memorial Park by the Rev. Fordys Arnold and the Rev. D. Jack Hamilton. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Monelison Chapel and at other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may by made to Hospice of the Hills or the American Cancer Society.

Dora E. Spinner Hale
Mrs. Dora E. Spinner Hale of 53 Riverside Drive, Lynchburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Walker Spinner and the late Mrs. Allene Spinner Cotton. Her husband was the late Thurman A. Hale. She was a faithful member of Antioch Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory 10 children, Jerome L. Hale and his wife, Donna, Roscoe M. Hale, Harold S. Hale and his wife, Leigh, Mrs. Althea Haskins and her husband, Clarence and Ms. Alice Hale all of Coleman Falls, Alfonzo A. Hale and his wife, Barbara of Cranberry, N.J., Donald M. Hale of Pound, Va., Mrs. Doretha Spinner and her husband, Addie of Big Island, Mrs. Nellie Jackson and her husband, James of Lynchburg and Ms. Moshia Hale of Gretna; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Audrey Taylor of N.C.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Alcinda Hale of Lynchburg, 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Addie Spinner, Rt. 1, Big Island. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday from Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. James Braxton officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. She will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. The cortege will assemble at the Spinner residence, Rt. 1, Big Island at 2:15 p.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Andrew Jackson Hall
Andrew Jackson Hall, 85, of Rt. 3, Rustburg (Box 407, SunnyMeade Rd.), died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Beatrice Layne Hall. He was born Aug. 23, 1913 in Pittsylvania County, a son of the late John Alfred and Ada Pendleton Hall. Mr. Hall was a retired employee of Allen-Morrison Co. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, eight sisters, four brothers, a grandson, a great-grandson and a step great-granddaughter. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Douglas A. Hall of Severn, Md., Jack A. Hall of Columbia, S.C.; three daughters, Katie Lee Jett of Suffolk, Polly Mae Austin of Statesville, N.C., Gladys M. Collins of Orlando, Fla.; five stepdaughters, Mary Phillips and Virginia Johnson of Lynchburg, Alma Mason of Rustburg, Jane Tolley of Evington, Rosie Cash of Gladys; one brother, Silas “Si” Hall of Militon, N.C. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, nine step grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fort Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Carlton Duck officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and other times at the residence.

Ralph Lenwood Harris
Ralph Lenwood Harris departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 in Lynchburg. Born in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Ella Harris Sr. He leaves an abundance of love and memories, one daughter, Melanie Tucker; three brothers, Lawrence Jr., Donnie and Ricky; four sisters, Patricia Brown, Wanda Harris, Phyllis Abbitt and Cynthia Harris all of Lynchburg and Freddie Harris; a loving friend, Iretha Davis of Lynchburg and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. The family is receiving friends at 2109 Early Street. The funeral announcement will appear later. His remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Carrol Vernon Lanier
Carrol Vernon Lanier, Chief Warrant Officer, Retired, of 4101 Wards Road, Hurt, died Nov. 18, 1998 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the husband of Shirley Clay Lanier. Born July 29, 1936 in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of the late Dews and Fannie Emerson Lanier. Upon retiring from the U.S. Army, he lived in Colorado for six years. Returning to this area a few years ago, he enjoyed raising cattle and attending his farm. While in service, Mr. Lanier served in the 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers making 122 jumps. Following successful completion of helicopter flight school, he served two tours in Vietnam. During his more than 2,000 hours of combat flying time, Carrol was shot down three times. Mr. Lanier served as personal pilot and Jr. Aide to Major General Lloyd B. Ramsey, Commanding Officer Americal Division in Vietnam. Among his many decorations were the Bronze Star for heroism with Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with “V” for Valor with Oak Leaf Clusters, 38 Air Medals, Army Meritorious Medal, Army Commendation with “V” for Valor with Oak Leaf Clusters and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Major Troy Vernon Lanier and his wife, Francesca of Albuquerque, N.M.; his daughter, Jerrye Lanier Karpik and her husband, Leonard of Hawaii; three grandchildren, Holden Nicholas Lanier, Taylor Sierra Lanier and Lenny Joseph Karpik; one stepson, Michael Todd Hailey and his wife, Sherri of Hurt; his first wife, Ilse Shieble Lanier of Okla.; five brothers, Dr. William J. Lanier of Greensboro, N.C., Sidney P. Lanier and his wife, Gaynelle of Hurt, Ralph D. Lanier and his wife, Shirley of Craig, Colo., E. Paige Lanier and his wife, Marian of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Frederick B. Lanier and his wife, Barbara of Madison Heights; four sisters, Doris L. Cocke and her husband, Paul, Linda L. Rice and her husband, Raymond all of Hurt, Marian Grey L. Brooks of Scottsville and Nancy Lanier of Virginia Beach and one sister-in-law, Betty K. Lanier of Hurt. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mervin Thomas Lanier and Larry Dale Lanier. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 1998 in St. John Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Charles Arnold. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 1998 with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and other times at the residence. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Altavista Life Saving Crew, St. John Pentecostal Holiness Church or the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 of Altavista.

John Granville Mason
John Granville Mason, 87, formerly of Lynchburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 in Huntersville Oaks Nursing Home in Charlotte, N.C. He was the husband of Beulah Gottshall Mason. Mr. Mason was born April 12, 1911 in Lynchburg, the son of the late Oscar Lee Mason and Maude Roberts Mason. He was a photoengraver with Lynchburg Engraving and retired from Roanoke Engraving Company. Mr. Mason was a member of the Appalachian Trail Club, the Virginia Army National Guard, all of Lynchburg and was a member of the Hidden Valley Country Club in Roanoke. He was a member of First Christian Church in Lynchburg and Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, Roanoke. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Betty Davis Ladymon of Garland, Texas and Barbara Mason Miller of Cornelius, N.C.; two sisters, Etta Wills of Greenville, S.C. and Louise Moncure of Richmond; one brother, Carroll Mason of Radford, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, from Whitten Timberlake Chapel. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Building Fund of Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, Roanoke.

Dorothy Overstreet Mayhew
Dorothy Overstreet Mayhew, 74, accepted God’s promise for everlasting life Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1998 at her residence. She was the widow of Stanley Henderson Mayhew. Mrs. Mayhew was born Jan. 27, 1924 in Bedford County to Ernest Ward Overstreet and Rose R. Overstreet. She was a supervisor of C.B. Fleet and a member of Beulah Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah M. Noel of Lynchburg; a brother, James N. Overstreet of Lynch Station; three granddaughters, Rachel, Angela and Jesi; two great-granddaughters and a special daughter, Carolyn Ramsey. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 1998 at Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Maurice T. McCarthy and the Rev. Grover Putnam officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel and other times at 704 Leesville Road.

Preston G. McAlexander
Preston G. McAlexander, 57, of Claymount, Del., died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998 in Wilmington, Del. Born April 4, 1941 in Lynchburg, he was a son of Carrie McAlexander of Claymont, Del. and Aiken, S.C. and the late Ralph C. McAlexander Sr. He previously worked for Catholic Charities Inc. of Wilmington and Naamans & Assoc. Apartments in Claymont. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Ralph C. McAlexander Jr. of Lynchburg and Ronald D. McAlexander of Aiken, S.C. and three nephews, David, Dale and Darrin McAlexander. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from Whitten Timberlake Chapel. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Limen House for Men, 903 N. Madison Street, Wilmington, Del. or Catholic Charities, Wilmington, Del.

Nathan W. Skinner
CONCORD — Nathan Wayne Skinner, 76, of Rt. 2, died Wednesday morning in the Appomattox Health Care Center. Born in Campbell County, Feb. 20, 1922, he was a son of the late Edward Frank and Maude Inge Skinner. He was a member of the Bible Students Association and a retired farmer and timber man. Mr. Skinner is survived by two sisters, Margaret Skinner and Myrtle Lipscomb and her husband, Warren all of Concord; his sister-in-law, Nellie Skinner, Lynchburg; two nieces and their husbands, Carolyn and Larry Hutchinson, Phyllis and Richard Brewster all of Lynchburg; two great nieces and their husbands, Victoria and Roger Coleman, Lynchburg, Jennifer and Kevin Kelly, Evington; great-nephew, Frank Hutchinson, Lynchburg. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Skinner and a great-nephew, Brent Hutchinson. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998 at Robinson Funeral Home by Brother David Hauke. Those wishing to make memorials are asked to consider the American Cancer Society, Lynchburg Unit, 2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501.

Florence Gretel Hancock Thurman
Florence Gretel Hancock Thurman went to be with the Lord Nov. 4, 1998. She was born Oct. 9, 1922 in Lynchburg to Walter and Henrietta East Hancock. She retired from NYC Transit Authority after 30 years and she retired to Brandon, Fla. to be closer to her daughter and granddaughter. She leaves to mourn a daughter, granddaughter and one sister, Rosa Mae Jennings of Lynchburg, other relatives and many friends. Burial was in Hillsboro Memorial Gardens in Brandon, Fla.

Geraldine Hayden Dickey
Geraldine Hayden Dickey of 1327 Gilmore Circle, departed this life Sunday at her residence. She was born March 22, 1936, the daughter of the late Burks and Sernea Giles Hayden. She was educated in the Lynchburg City schools. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Geraldine was an active member of the New Horizon Singers, Paradise Singers, Senior Usher Board, Hospitality Committee and Missionary Circle. When her illness greatened, she continued to do all she could for her church and church family. Geraldine was a devoted daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. She cared for her family and always put their needs before her own. She is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Dickey White of Mitchellville, Md.; two granddaughters, Farley Dickey Crews of Lynchburg and Alexis White of Richmond; one great-granddaughter, Khadijah Dickey; two brothers, Bobby Hayden and Aaron Hayden both of Lynchburg; two sisters, Lucille Brown of Philadelphia, Pa. and Alma Hayden of Lynchburg, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Ford, Pastor, officiating and the Rev. James Johnson eulogist. Interment in Forest Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Dickey’s remains may be viewed at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at the church and other times at the residence. Services by Franklin Funeral Home, 845-7101.

Louise Sandidge Dillon
Louise Sandidge Dillon, 89, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 at Grace Lodge, Lynchburg. She was born Oct. 13, 1909 in Amherst County, a daughter of the late Howard Sandidge and Glen Phillips Sandidge. She was the widow of Lewis O. Dillon and a member of Bedford Baptist Church. She and her husband owned and operated Dillon’s Trailer Park for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Dillon Barrette and her husband, Edward of Lynchburg; her granddaughter, Shelby B. Wright of Ocracoke, N.C. Cryptside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 1998 at Oakwood Mausoleum with the Rev. Dr. David L. Henderson and the Rev. Dr. Maurice McCarthy officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until funeral time Thursday at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory.

Esther Daniel Henderson
Mrs. Esther Daniel Henderson of 4369 S. Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, departed this life Monday morning, Nov. 16, 1998 at her residence. Born in Amherst County, Dec. 12, 1905, the daughter of the late Armistead and Novella Winfree Daniel and the wife of the late Charles E. Henderson. She was a faithful member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church where she served on the Deaconess Board and the Church Aide Club. She leaves to mourn their loss one brother, W.E. (Gene) Daniel and his wife, Hattie of Madison Heights; two nieces, Novella D. Thomas and her husband, William of Madison Heights, Minister Brenda D. Leeth and her husband, R.K. (Ken); two grandnieces, Stacey and Andrea and two grandnephews, R.K. (Kenny) and David Leeth all of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. and many other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Haywood Robinson Jr., eulogist and the Rev. Lucius Dalton, officiating. Interment in the Daniel’s Family Cemetery (Mt. Sinai Baptist Church). The family will assemble at 120 Daniel’s Drive, Madison Heights. Community Funeral Home directing.

Ione Watts Rowland
Ione Watts Rowland, 93, of Bedford, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998 in Oakwood Manor. She was born in Yellowbud, Ohio, July 6, 1905, daughter of the late Harry Watts and Isal Kline Watts. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and served as President of the Bedford Poetry Society for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, George R.P. Rowland; a son, David Watts Rowland; two grandsons, Harry Watts Rowland and John Henry Jackson and a great-granddaughter, Amy Jo Krantz. She is survived by a son, Randy W. Rowland and his wife, Jane of Odd, W.Va.; a daughter, Nancy W. Jackson and her husband, Richard of Bedford; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 18, 1998 at Main Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. D. Glen Langston and the Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Dr. Frances Robertson Ryan
Dr. Frances Robertson Ryan, 72, of 1213 Long Meadows Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of the late Milton Bernard Ryan. Born Oct. 1, 1926 in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late Alvin E. and Gernie Gordon Robertson. Dr. Ryan received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University and retired from Miami of Ohio University. She was a member of Southview United Methodist Church. Dr. Ryan is survived by one son, Sean T. Ryan of Southlake, Texas; two daughters, Doris Ryan of Durham, N.C. and Kathleen Ryan Clute of Freemont, Calif.; two brothers, William A. Robertson and Russell W. Robertson; two sisters, Doris R. Muprhy and Helen Carter all of Lynchburg and two grandchildren. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998 from Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Don Garrett and the Rev. Avis Bock. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Edna Cox Scruggs
Mrs. Edna Cox Scruggs of 1209 14th Street, departed this life Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998 in the Shelter Plus Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Betty Pendleton Cox. She was a long time member of Court Street Baptist Church, a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Zeta Sorority, a daughter Elk #181 and a retired teacher of Bedford County. Devoted friends, Mary Tanner Jones of Lynchburg and her two sons survive her; Rev. Wilburn G. Tanner of Lubbock, Texas and Wendell L. Tanner of Lynchburg. Two devoted friends Mrs. Thelma Sharpener of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Bettie Davidson of Lynchburg and other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wilburn G. Tanner of Pilgrim Baptist Church of Lubbock, Texas, Eulogist. Interment in Forest Hill Burial Park. The family and friends will assemble at the funeral home. Community Funeral Home directing.

Evangelist Adele Tardy Brown
ALTAVISTA — Evangelist Adele Tardy Brown, 85, of 905 15th Street, Altavista, died Sunday in Autumn Care in Altavista. Born in Pittsylvania County, June 30, 1913, she was the daughter of the late John Henry Tardy and Mrs. Susie Cook Tardy. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Joy Brown; two sisters, Evangelist Helen Farmer and Mrs. Margaret Miller and four brothers, Samuel, Albert, John and Benny Tardy. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of Jesus in Altavista, where she served as a member of the Missionary Society, Missionary Choir, FCJ Singers, BTU Leader and as church clerk for a number of years. Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, James Clifton Brown of Roanoke; one son, Louis Brown and his wife, Gloria of Altavista; one stepdaughter, Sallie Boyd of Nathalie; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hubbard of Atlantic City, N.J.; 12 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First Church of Jesus by Dr. Charles H. Miller Jr. with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brown, 1714 Eudora Lane, Altavista. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine Hayden Dickey
Geraldine Hayden Dickey of 1327 Gilmore Circle, departed this life Sunday at her residence. She was born March 22, 1936, the daughter of the late Burks and Sernea Giles Hayden. She was educated in the Lynchburg City schools. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Geraldine was an active member of the New Horizon Singers, Paradise Singers, Senior Usher Board, Hospitality Committee and Missionary Circle. When her illness greatened, she continued to do all she could for her church and church family. Geraldine was a devoted daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. She cared for her family and always put their needs before her own. She is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Dickey White of Mitchellville, Md.; two granddaughters, Farley Dickey Crews of Lynchburg and Alexix White of Richmond; one great-granddaughter, Khadijah Dickey; two brothers, Bobby Hayden and Aaron Hayden both of Lynchburg; two sisters, Lucille Brown of Philadelphia, Pa. and Alma Hayden of Lynchburg, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Ford, Pastor, officiating and the Rev. James Johnson eulogist. Interment in Forest Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Dickey’s remains may be viewed at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church and other times at the residence. Services by Franklin Funeral Home, 845-7101.

Merlyn Earle Joy
AMHERST — Merlyn Earle Joy, 75, Deerfields, beloved husband of Mildred Ruth Joy, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Merlyn is also survived by his two sons, Michael A. Joy of Washington, D.C. and his wife, Deborah and Richard T. Joy of Dumfries and his wife, Audrey and by his four grandsons, Adam Christopher Patrick and Lee. Mr. Joy was born in Grand Junction, Iowa, third son of the late Leslie C. and Anna Refvem Joy. He served as a Naval Aviator during World War II and retired from the Naval Reserve as Lt. Commander. He and his wife moved to Amherst shortly after he retired as printing officer with the Federal Government in 1978. Merlyn belonged to the Masonic Temple Lodge, being raised in Lodge 227, Camp Springs, Md. He was a member of the Amherst Presbyterian Church, served as a past president of the Amherst Rotary and gave of his time to several local community organizations. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. William Crites at the Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Driskill Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amherst Rescue Squad.

Malcolm William Mason
BROOKNEAL — Malcolm William “Bo” Mason, 82, of 67 Grass Street, died Sunday evening, Nov. 15, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Ida Puckett Mason. He was born in Campbell County, Sept. 7, 1916, son of the late Vaden William Mason and Hester Elder Mason. He was a retired contractor, member of Falling River Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Brenda Mason of Brookneal; two granddaughters, Jennifer Mason and Emily Mason of Brookneal; one great-grandchild, Cheyanne Fannon of Brookneal; three sisters, Christine Mason of Washington, D.C., Katharine Fitzgerald of Appomattox and Billie Jean Tribble of Powhatan. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 at Falling River Baptist Church by the Rev. William D. Mills and the Rev. George Kreidel with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence. Memorials may be made to the Brookneal Vol. Fire Dept. or the Brookneal Rescue Squad. Henderson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mark Lee McCormack
Mark Lee McCormack died Nov. 7, 1998 in Knoxville, Tenn. Son of Nancy Turner McGlasson and Michael McCormack. His maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. McGlasson of Lynchburg. A memorial service was held in Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 10, 1998. Burial plans are incomplete. Memorials may be set to the Mark Lee McCormack Memorial Fund, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Development Office, 605 Andy Holt Tower, 37996.

George E. Moorefield
GRETNA — George E. Moorefield, 90, of 5 Harbor Cove Court, Daytona Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998 at Hospice Care Center in Port Orange, Fla. Born Feb. 1, 1908 in Gretna, he was a son of the late Robert Lee Moorefield and Arabelle Milam Moorefield. He was a retired switchman with Bell Telephone of Pa., a member of Daytona Christian Church, he was also a member of Anderson Lodge 258 AF & AM, Telephone Pioneers of America Life Member Club, Dixie Square Dancers Club and Daytona Volunteer for the Blind Center in Daytona Beach. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Worsham Moorefield of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Barbara Lee Hyde of Orlando, Fla. and Wren M. Abramo of Arlington; three grandchildren, Sarah Wren Skorija of Rockford, Ill., Christopher Paul Skorija of Orlando, Fla. and Joseph Moorefield Abramo of Arlington; three brothers-in-law, Frank Worsham of Gretna, Norman Worsham of Manassas and John Worsham of New Bern, N.C.; four sisters-in-law, Helen Worsham of Gretna, Louise Worsham of New Bern, N.C., Isla Worsham and Mae Worsham both of Falls Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 at Straightstone Baptist Church by the Rev. James Manuel. Interment with Masonic Rites by Anderson Lodge 258 AF & AM will follow in Gretna Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank Worsham and Mrs. Blair Worsham, 785 Frank Worsham Road, Gretna. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Reginald Ramsey
Marvin Reginald Ramsey, 72, of Madison Heights, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born Nov. 23, 1925 in Amherst County, he was a son of the late Troy Edward Ramsey and the late Maggie Ramsey Crotts. He was retired from Limitorque Corp. and was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church. Mr. Ramsey is survived by two brothers, Ted G. Ramsey and his wife, Joyce of Madison Heights and Leroy G. Ramsey and his wife, Edith of Lynchburg and one sister, Jewell R. Crouch of Easton, Md. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Hill Memorial Park by the Rev. Terry Wornstaff. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Whitten Monelison Chapel and other times at the home of his brother, Ted, 695 Dixie Airport Road, Madison Heights.

Ione Watts Rowland
Ione Watts Rowland, 93, of Bedford, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998 in Oakwood Manor. She was born in Yellowbud, Ohio, July 6, 1905, daughter of the late Harry Watts and Isal Kline Watts. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and served as President of the Bedford Poetry Society for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, George R.P. Rowland; a son, David Watts Rowland; two grandsons, Harry Watts Rowland and John Henry Jackson and a great-granddaughter, Amy Jo Krantz. She is survived by a son, Randy W. Rowland and his wife, Jane of Odd, W.Va.; a daughter, Nancy W. Jackson and her husband, Richard of Bedford; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 at Main Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. D. Glen Langston and the Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, 586-3443.

Mrs. Catherine Statham Sullivan
Mrs. Catherine Statham Sullivan died Sunday at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late Fletcher Statham and the late Mrs. Anna Rose Statham. Her husband was the late Luther Sullivan. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory, a brother, Fletcher I. Statham Jr. of Lynchburg; four grandsons, Reginald Pinn Jr. and Terry Pinn both of Lynchburg, Danny Pinn of Bedford and Master Sgt. Adrian Pinn of Fort Polk, La., 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and many friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence of her brother, Fletcher Statham Jr., 107 Statham Road. The funeral announcement will appear later. Her remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Ralph Daniel “Danny” Thompson
Ralph Daniel “Danny” Thompson, 56, of Route 2, Box 30 E-M, Concord, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998 at Augusta Medical Center. He was the husband of Sandra Thompson. Mr. Thompson was born June 7, 1942 in Rocky Mount to the late Vilous Hugh Thompson and the late Ida Niday Thompson. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church, Concord and a retired mechanic with Burlington Industries. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children and their spouses, Charles Daniel Thompson, Lora and David Kelly Stratton all of Concord, Brian Cary and Tiffany Raelle Thompson of Madison Heights; a sister, Jean Tyree of Concord; his grandchildren, Holly Ann Stratton, Lindsay Kay Stratton of Concord and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles B. and Marjorie S. Sprouse of Forest. He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Woodall-Tharp Chapel with Pastor Mitchell Luckie. The family will receive friends following the service. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Luther James West Sr.
Luther James West Sr., 90, of 806 7th Street, Altavista, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of 68 years of Elsie Eades West. Born March 24, 1908 in Altavista, he was a son of the late George and Lucy Taylor West. He attended the First Baptist Church of Altavista and was a retired supervisor with 50 years of service with The Lane Company. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Peggy Lowman and her husband, Robert of Altavista; one son, James West and his wife, Janet of Altavista; one brother, George West and his wife, Ruth of Lexington, N.C.; two sisters, Lizzie Burgess and Esther Wilson both of Altavista; six grandchildren, Bob Lowman and his wife, Sharon of Smith Mountain Lake, Dana Pennington and her husband, Mike of Martinsville, Stacy Wheeler and her husband, Zach of Thomasville, Ga. and Scott Lowman, Lindsey West and Joel West all of Altavista and two great-grandchildren, Derek Pennington of Collinsville and Michelle Pennington of Roanoke. He was preceded in death by a brother, Willard West and a sister, Fannie Bell. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 in Green Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Kirby Smith. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and other times at the residence of Robert and Peggy Lowman, 902 Lynch Mill Road, Altavista. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Altavista Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1, Altavista, Va. 24517.

George Marcus Wingfield
George Marcus Wingfield, 77, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1998 at Avante` of Lynchburg. He was the widower of Frances S. Wingfield. Born in Lynchburg, June 12, 1921, he was a son of the late Joseph Thomas and Martha Johnson Wingfield. He was retired from Lynchburg Foundry, a member of Moose Lodge 715 and a Pilgram. He was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Wingfield is survived by one sister, Mrs. Kenneth E. Crank of Tucker, Ga. A graveside service will be conducted at noon Wednesday by Moose Lodge 715 at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel.

Geneva Horsley Childers
APPOMATTOX — Geneva Horsley Childers, 97, of Rt. 3, died Sunday morning, Nov. 15, 1998 in Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Dillwyn. She was the wife of the late James Washington (Jim) Childers. Born in Appomattox County, Sept. 8, 1901, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Abbitt and Lillian Marsh Horsley. Mrs. Childers was a member of Red Oak Baptist Church where she taught the Junior Sunday School Class, the Oakville Home and Garden Club and the UDC. She also was a homemaker and a former employee of Virginia Novelty Co. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Opal C. and Roger Doyle, Cincinnati, Ohio and Betty C. and Howard Phelps, Appomattox; one brother and three sisters, Benjamin Colvin (Tolly) Horsley, Hazel Elliott, Vaida Shelton and Lillian Linn all of Lynchburg; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 at Red Oak Baptist Church by the Rev. Chris Caudle and the Rev. Les Trail with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Betty and Howard Phelps. Those wishing to make memorials are asked to consider Red Oak Baptist Church.

Thelma Ward Hughes
Thelma Ward Hughes, 91, died Friday, November 13, 1998 at the Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the widow of Frank T. Hughes and was a retired Lynchburg Public School teacher having taught for more than 30 years at Payne Elementary School. She is survived by one sister, Louise W. Jeffries of New York; one sister-in-law, Virginia W. Hughes of Lynchburg; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the chapel of Community Funeral Home and also at 944 Randolph Lane. Graveside rites will be conducted at Fort Hill Cemetery at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 1998 with Dr. Arthur Holmes, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eighth Street Baptist Church Maintenance Fund, Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship Fund or the Miller Home. Community Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

L. Raymond Magri
Lawrence Raymond Magri, 82, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Annie Louise Jacobs Magri. He was born Aug. 18, 1916 in Lynchburg, the son of the late Eugene Leo Magri and Bessie Ryan Magri. He was educated at Holy Cross School and Lynchburg College. He served four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Mediterranean Theater. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 34 years of service as a Postal Supervisor. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and a member of The Holy Name Society. He is survived by one brother, Lt. Col. E.A. Magri, USAF (Ret) and a niece, Kathleen M. Hall both of Moreland, Ga. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Latta B. Terry. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Altavista Rescue Squad or a favorite charity. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Lorraine Webb Young
Lorraine Webb Young of 501 V.E.S. Road, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 at Drinkard Health Care Center. She was the widow of Thomas James Young Jr. Born Sept. 1, 1909 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late James Hodge Webb and Lucy Harvey Webb. She was a member of Peakland Baptist Church. She is survived by a nephew, Alexis Bearce Webb and his wife, Monica of Milledgeville, Ga. and a niece, Jean Webb Evelyn and her husband, Allan of Dover, Mass. There will be a graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Nathan C. Brooks officiating. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may consider Peakland Baptist Church, Westminster-Canterbury Fellowship Endowment Fund, or a charity of your choice. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Finest Hugo Austin
Finest Hugo Austin of Route 2, Box 9 (833 Golddust Trail) Rustburg, departed this life Friday, Nov. 13, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Appomattox Sept. 14, 1940, he was the son of the late Beatrice and Erman Austin Sr. He attended the public schools in Appomattox County. He joined Jordan Baptist Church at early age. Before his illness, he worked for Lawhorne Brothers. He was preceded in death by a brother, Erma Austin Jr. He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted companion, Virginia Culpepper of Appomattox; a son, Clarence Abbitt of Lynchburg; five grandchildren; a brother, Francis Austin of Lynchburg; a sister, Dorothy Austin of Appomattox; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Crater Austin and Nannie Austin and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Jordan Baptist Church in Appomattox with Dr. Curtis Elliott officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. His remains will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at the church. Community Funeral Home directing.

Martha Tweedy Babcock
Concord _ Martha Elizabeth Davis Tweedy Babcock, 82, of Route 1, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was twice married, her first husband was the late W.T. (Bill) Tweedy and her second husband is Charles H. Babcock. Born in Chicago, Ill., February 25, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Edgar C. Davis and Ethel Berg Pugh Davis. She was a member of Early’s Chapel United Methodist, The United Methodist Women and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion. Mrs. Babcock retired from A.C. Tweedy & Son as a bookkeeper. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia T. and Wilton Klement of Richmond; a son and his wife, Edgar T. and Brenda Tweedy of Lynchburg; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at Early’s Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Rodden with burial following in Rustburg Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and at other times at the home of Edgar and Brenda Tweedy, Rt. 3, Lynchburg. Those wishing to make memorials should consider the Early’s Chapel Building Fund or the charity of choice.

Doris Powell Efird
Doris Powell Efird, 88, of Niceville, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998. Born August 30, 1910, in Caldwell County, N.C., Doris was one of six children born to Avery and Etta Powell. She married Julius A. Efird in 1930, and together they devoted their lives to giving a godly example of marriage and family to their children and to all who came to know them. Most of her years were spent in Lynchburg, but she had moved to Niceville a year ago. Doris was preceded in death by her loving husband, Julius. She is survived by her children, son and daughter-in-law, Julius Larry and Beth Efird of Dallas, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Robert Burnet of Niceville, Fla. She had five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. We will all miss her very much but rejoice in the assurance of knowing she is in the presence of the Lord. A graveside service will be held at Fort Hill Memorial Park at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, led by Dr. Lowell Sykes of Rivermont Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the missions ministry at Rivermont Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Theo Fariss
Raymond Theo Fariss, 92, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 1998 in a local nursing home. He was born March 19, 1906 in Bedford County, a son of the late Gilbert M. Fariss and Zada McGee Fariss. He was owner/operator of Peaks Motors from 1945 until 1971 when he retired. He was a member of the Nicopolis United Methodist Church, the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge and the Bedford Moose Lodge 1897. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Avis Laughlin Fariss; a son and daughter-in-law, Smith and Mary E. Fariss of Bedford; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilton W. Fariss, H. West and Helen Fariss, all of Bedford, Frank A. and Minnie Fariss of Richmond, also nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 1998 from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford by the Rev. Wayne Murphy and Rev. Garry Shelton. Interment will follow in the Nicopolis United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. today and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford, and other times at the residence of the son, Smith Fariss. The family suggests those wishing to make memorials consider the Bedford Rescue Squad or the Nicopolis United Methodist Church, c/o Sharon Overstreet, 1919 Goggin Ford Road, Bedford, Va. 24523. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

John William Hendricks
John William Hendricks, 68, of 1201 Long Meadows Drive, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks was born in Nelson County, March 20, 1930 to the late James Edward and Polly Elizabeth Lawhorne Hendricks. He was a truck mechanic with Harris Trucking, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion Post 16. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Connie Sue Walker of Baltimore, Md., Hazel McCraw of Rustburg; a stepson, William Newton Mayberry Jr. of Monroe; two brothers, Robert Lewis Hendricks of Hurt, Charles Hendricks of Greenbriar, Ark.; two grandchildren and his former wife, Ella Mae Arthur of Rustburg. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Fort Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. James Gerhart officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 16, 1300 Greenview Drive, Lynchburg, Va. 24502. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Thelma Ward Hughes
Thelma Ward Hughes, 91, died Friday, November 13, 1998 at the Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the widow of Frank T. Hughes and was a retired Lynchburg Public School teacher having taught for more than 30 years at Payne Elementary School. She is survived by one sister, Louise W. Jeffries of New York; one sister-in-law, Virginia W. Hughes of Lynchburg; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday it the chapel of Community Funeral Home. Graveside rites will be conducted at Fort Hill Cemetery at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 1998 with Dr. Arthur Holmes, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eighth Street Baptist Church Maintenance Fund, Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship Fund or the Miller Home. Community Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Thomas E. Jackson
Appomattox - Rev. Thomas Elgin Jackson, 74, of 500 Court Street, died Saturday afternoon November 14, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital following a short illness. He was the husband of Daphne Winslow Jackson. Rev. Jackson was born in Chowan County, N.C., August 28, 1924 and was a retired United Methodist Minister having served churches in Buckingham, Rustburg Appomattox, Whitestone, Urbanna, Roanoke, Newport News, Danville, Smith Mountain Lake and was retired from Marcus Memorial United Methodist Church in Staunton. He also served as Police chaplain for the Staunton Police Department and as a chaplain for Centra Health. He was very active in each of the communities in which he pastored by serving on Rescue Squads and many other organizations. Rev. Jackson also served his country during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He attended Lynchburg College, the University of Virginia, Duke Theological Seminary and was a graduate of Holmes Bible College. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Cindy J. Ranson and her husband, Ronnie of Appomattox, Mike Jackson and his wife, Nancy of Middlesex County and Sharon Cottingham of Appomattox; five grandchildren, Rhonda Crowley and her husband, Jim, David Ranson and his fiancee, Kelly Booth, Justin and Seth Rothgeb and Ashton Cottingham; two great-grandchildren, Jimmy and Breanna Crowley. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 1988 at Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Woodall and the Rev. Douglas Gilfillan. Burial with Military rites accorded by American Legion Post 16 will follow in Old Herman Methodist Church Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Appomattox County Rescue Squad Building Fund.

Mildred Ford Lindsey
Mildred Ford Lindsey, 80, of Lynchburg, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 at Hanover Health Care in Mechanicsville. She was the wife of the late Ralph L. Lindsey Sr. She was born February 18, 1918 in Lynchburg, the daughter of the late Alonzo Preston Ford and Maude Oliver Ford. She was a member of Memorial Christian Church. She is survived by two sons, Ralph L. Lindsey Jr. of Birmingham, Ala. and Bill Lindsey of New Kent; one brother, Frank Beverly Johnson of Lynchburg; four grandchildren, Ralph L. Lindsey, III, Lisa Price, Sarah Lindsey and Lori Lindsey; and one great-granddaughter, Lindsey Biggers. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Doug Wigner. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

Arthur Louis Webber
Arthur Louis Webber, 76, of 1201 Long Meadows Drive, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at his home. He was the husband of Katie Ragland Webber for 36 years. Mr. Webber was born December 12, 1921, in Lynchburg to the late Tinsley Webber and the late Lou Gallagher Webber. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II where he received the Purple Heart. He retired from Central Virginia Training School. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his stepchildren, Doris Thomas of New Kent, Michael Doss of Orland, Calif., Nancy Doss of Lynchburg; a sister, Ethel Flowers; special nieces, Thelma Baber and Corthea Wilkerson all of Lynchburg; devoted sisters-in-law, Shirley Ragland, Alice Louis and Dorothy King, all of Richmond; a special friend, Mrs. Helen Cox of Lynchburg, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fort Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Carlton Duck officiating. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 16. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral Home and other times at 1201 Long Meadows Drive, Apt. F-3.Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 237-9424.


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