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Marriages and Deaths from Lynchburg, Virginia Newspapers 1794-1836

Stanley Graham Allbeck
Stanley Graham Allbeck, 85, of 1908 Grit Road, Hurt, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Audrey Jennings Allbeck. Born Feb. 9, 1913 in Montour County, Pa., he was a son of the late Francis Monroe and Jennie Beagle Allbeck. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Immanuel Church Milhille Parish and the Highstown Apollo Masonic Lodge #41 in Highstown, N.J. He was the owner of Stans Welding Shop. He is survived by two sons, Melvin S. Allbeck and his wife, Seglinde and Pat M. Allbeck and his wife, Rhonda all of Hurt; one daughter, Ida A. Holyfield and her husband, Mark of Big Stone Gap; three sisters, Jessie Martz of Cranbury, N.J., June Nelson of Roberts, Wis. and Millie Edwards of Bloomsburg, Pa.; five grandchildren, Theresa Thacker, Renata Allbeck, Julie Allbeck, Audrey Holyfield and Jennifer H. Ward and one great-grandchild, Audrey Thacker. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Alba Lore and Barbara Page and five brothers, Alvin, Robert, Frank, Lester and Paul Allbeck. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998 in Altavista Memorial Park by the Rev. Carl Weiser with Masonic rites provided by Campbell Lodge #316 AF & AM. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista. The family suggests those wishing to make memorials consider the Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation, 860 Red Hill Road, Drawer 2003, Brookneal, Va. 24528

Viola Hamlett Dagenhart
Viola Hamlett Dagenhart, 67, of Evington, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Richard Johnson Dagenhart. Born June 30, 1931 in Charlotte County, the daughter of the late Jesse Edward Hamlett and Ellie Nash Hamlett Greenwell and B.W. Greenwell, stepfather. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Johnny Dagenhart and his wife, Wanda, Michael Dagenhart and his wife, Kathy all of Evington and Richard E. Dagenhart and his wife, Faye of Rustburg; two daughters, Debbie Boley and her husband, Tom of Lynch Station, Sharon Montero and her husband, Joe of Stafford; 18 grandchildren, Belinda, Johnny R. Jr., Angie, Bobby, Tammy, Sondra, Tracy, Shana, Phil, Angela, Ashley, Kenneth, Tiffany, Parris, Joey, Zachary, Jordan and Aaron; four great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Ashton, Cody and Destiny; six brothers, Bobby, Butch and Eddie Hamlett, John Greenwell, Johnny and Leonard Dagenhart; seven sisters, Erma Moon, Ethel Baker, Alice Beliew, Joyce Austin, Henrietta Donaldson, Betty Allen and Virginia Dagenhart; three aunts, Beulah Saylor, Mary Nash and Lula Nash and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. In addition to her father, mother and stepfather, she was preceded in death by two brothers, David Hamlett and Gene Greenwell; one nephew, Darrell Lloyd; one brother-in-law, Jack Day and one sister-in-law, Alma Dagenhart. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998 at Gospel Light Baptist Church by the Rev. Scott Dean and the Rev. Jim Critchley. Burial will follow in Altavista Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and other times at the residences of her sons, Johnny and Michael. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Altavista Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1, Altavista, Va. 24517.

Clayton H. Jordan Sr.
BROOKNEAL — Clayton H. Jordan Sr., 67, of 822 Cedar Tavern Road, died Friday morning, Dec. 18, 1998 at his residence. He was the husband of Letitia B. Jordan. He was born in Madison Heights, April 25, 1931, son of the late Whitfield Jordan and Mamie Bomar Jordan. He was a member of Staunton River Baptist Church and an active member within the community. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Clayton H. Jordan Jr. and Dennis Daniel; two daughters, Susan Desiree Baird and Marie Yvette Jordan; four brothers, Clarence Jordan, Heywood Jordan, Paul Jordan and Dickie Jordan; one sister, Christine Hendricks and seven grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998 at Staunton River Baptist Church by the Rev. Clint Brooks and the Rev. Joey Anthony 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 the residence other times.

Vara Wilson Mason
Vara Wilson Mason, 87, of Forest, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. For 65 years she was the wife of Walter Philip Mason Sr. Born Aug. 13, 1911 in South Glens Falls, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Mae Stewart Wilson. Mrs. Mason was a retired cafeteria manager at Linkhorne Schools in Lynchburg. She attended Timberlake United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mason was preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret Beaudet; one brother, Percy Wilson; three sisters, Ilah Sheekey, Anne Rowe and Roberta Hayes. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Janice Duell of North Creek, N.Y., Patricia Hornok of Noank, Conn. and Marilyn Duff of Lynchburg; one son, W. Philip Mason Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. James M. Tongue. The family will receive friends following the service. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Christine Haskins Meadows
Christine Haskins Meadows, 82, of Gretna, died Dec. 18, 1998. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Colbert-Moran Funeral Home. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Commodore Dewey “C.D.” Morrison
Commodore Dewey Morrison, 100, of 572 Leesville Road, died Dec. 18, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Elsie St. John Morrison. He was a loving, caring and sharing daddy and grandpa, with a heart of gold. Born in Campbell County, he was the son of the late Roger Newton Morrison and the late Duanna Allen Morrison. He was a retired building contractor and developer, a member of Fairview United Methodist Church, an honorary member of the official board and a member of the Fellowship Sunday School class. He was a member of the Odd Fellows’ John W. Ferguson Lodge #135. He is survived by his daughter, Marian Morrison Zechini and two devoted grandsons, D. Lamont Zechini and Bobbie V. Zechini, his wife, Trish; two great-granddaughters, Jennifer and Amy Gilliland of Virginia Beach; two sisters-in-law, Pearl N. Morrison and Ann M. Morrison and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Mr. Morrison was preceded in death by a son, Bobbie Vernon Morrison; six brothers, Wallace H. Morrison, Herbert H. Morrison, Granville M. Morrison, Otey C. Morrison, Worthy Morrison, Frank R. Morrison and two sisters, Ethel M. Tucker and Fannie M. Elder. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Lesh. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Those wishing to make memorials, please consider Fairview United Methodist Church or Patrick Henry Boy’s Plantation Inc.

April Dawn Norman
April Dawn Norman, 29, of 3424 Perrowville Road, Forest, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 at her residence. Born April 5, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was a daughter of Nancy Irvin Norman of Forest and A. Donald Norman of Kissimmee, Fla. April was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church and the Arc of Central Virginia. In addition to her parents, April is survived by her brothers and sisters, Donnie and Vanessa Norman of Forest, Tony and Susan Norman of Bowling Green, Ky., Dana and Roby Sanders of Snellville, Ga., Danielle and Chris Lough of Richmond, Diane and J.W. Isenhour of Forest; nieces and nephews, Austin, Dori, Dare, Drew, Liza Norman, Rylie and Ryan Sanders, Crystal, Jordan and C.J. Lough and a special friend, Elsie Champion. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Pate Chapel of Thomas Road Baptist Church by Dr. Jerry Falwell. Burial will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arc of Central Virginia, 1508 Bedford Avenue, Lynchburg, Va. 24503. Nancy would like to thank all the Sunday School nursery workers for their special love and care over the last 26 years.

K. Gus Uotinen
K. Gus Uotinen, 62, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 at the Salem Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem. He was born in Kuopio, Finland, April 7, 1936, the son of the late Rev. William and Vappu-Ester Uotinen. He earned a D.D.S. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also received his Masters degrees from Georgetown University (in pharmacology) and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (nutrition). During his career, Dr. Uotinen served as a dentist in the U.S. Army, taught dental pharmacology at Georgetown University, worked in pharmacological research at Walter Reed Army Hospital and for a number of years owned dental practices in West Townsend, Mass. and in Worcester, Mass. After retiring from dentistry, he resided in Mass., Maine, Fla. and most recently in Va. He was an airplane pilot and his in retirement he served part-time as a flight instructor for both land and water based small aircraft and also ran an aerial photography business. He was an active Christian layman and throughout his career he was active in the Officers Christian Fellowship organization. He is survived by one brother, V.O. (Vic) Uotinen and his wife, Kathryn of Lynchburg; one sister, Esther Harris and her husband, Stephen of Melrose, Mass. and several nieces and nephews. A private family funeral service and burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery in Leominster, Mass. on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998. Brian Anderson Funeral Home of Townsend, Mass. is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the missions program of Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 2424 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, Va. 24503.

Frances Parr Watts
MONROE — Frances Parr Watts, 88, of High Peak Road, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 at the Medical Care Center in Lynchburg. Twice married, first to the late Floyd (Mac) Myers and then to the late Howard Y. Watts. Born June 9, 1910 in Amherst County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel R. and Alice Hudson Parr. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and a charter member of the Country Lane Garden Club. She is survived by one son, Wayne M. Myers Sr. and wife, Patricia H. of Paradise, Pa.; one sister, Elizabeth Daniel Moore of Roanoke; four grandchildren, Wayne M. Myers Jr. and Matthew Myers of Paradise, Pa., Amanda Myers of Philadelphia, Pa. and Marla Hardy of Bedford; She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Parr and a sister, Eleanor Cash. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Driskill Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Bartee officiating. Burial will follow in the Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 1-2:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church.

Jack “Rabbit” White
Jack “Rabbit” White of 915 9th Street, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born July 12, 1952, the son of Mary White and the late Milford D. Burks. His brothers, James Alphonzo White and Milton Jr. White preceded him in death. In addition to his devoted mother, he leaves to mourn three sisters, Mary Ann White of Orange, Barbara Lee Scott and Ella Mae White both of Lynchburg; a devoted niece, Diana Linette White of Lynchburg and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeremiah Gardner, eulogist and Elder Fletcher Hubbard officiating. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family will assemble and receive friends at 1823 Grace Street. Community Funeral Home directing.

Kermit Roosevelt Fitch
Kermit Roosevelt Fitch of 3110 Richmond Street, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 in Wilmington, Del. He was the husband of Mrs. Barbara Humbles Fitch. Born in Campbell County, he was the son of the late Walter Fitch and the late Mrs. Mattie Lou Fitch. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Hayman of Wilmington, Del.; a sister, Mrs. Doretha Brown and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Jackson officiating. Interment in the Megginson Cemetery. He will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until time of funeral. The family is receiving friends at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Doretha Brown, 1320 Cherkee Ave. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Anne Wilson Frye
Anne Wilson Frye, 80, of Westminster-Canterbury, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998. She was the wife of the late Reverend John Marshall Frye Jr. Mrs. Frye was born April 16, 1918, in San Francisco, Calif., to the late Captain Edward R. Wilson, USN Retired and the late Alice Baer Wilson. She was a retired school teacher, a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, the Lynchburg Art Club and the Lynchburg Native Plant Society. She also was a member of the Lynchburg Bird Club, the AAUW, and the Lynchburg Humane Society. She is survived by her sons, Alan Frye of Lynchburg, Richard Frye of Metairie, Louisiana; a brother, Commander Richard Wilson of Annapolis, Maryland, and a cousin, Dixie Wilson Booth of Oakland, Calif. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 21, 1998 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with the Right Rev. Frank Vest, the Rev. Lloyd Lipscomb, and the Rev. Kim Webster officiating. Interment will be in St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery in Bedford. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, the Lynchburg Humane Society, the National Wildlife Federation, or the Defenders of Wildlife. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, is in charge of arrangements. 237-9424.

Shelby Morton “Duck” Hubbard
Shelby Morton “Duck” Hubbard, 60 of 155 Odins Bow Drive, Madison Heights, died Wednesday, December 16, 1998, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Charles Henry Hubbard. Born January, 13, 1938, in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late Elwood and Ella Morton. Mrs. Hubbard was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Madison Heights Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joanna Broughman. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Vickie H. Sandifer and her husband, Daniel, of Lynchburg; one son, Charles J. Hubbard and his wife, Connie, of Madison Heights; one stepson, Charles James Andes and his wife, Angie, of Alabama; three sisters, Virginia B. Morton of Lynchburg, Delores Vogel of St. Paul, Minn., and Kathleen Christian of Stillwater, Minn.; two grandchildren, Christy and Jessica Hubbard. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from Whitten Monelison Chapel by the Rev. D. Jack Hamilton. Interment will follow in Briarwood Memorial Gardens, Amherst. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.

Walter Harding Light
Walter Harding Light, 78, of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 at Bedford Carilion Hospital. He was the husband of the late Susie Virginia Hall Light. Born in Stuart, Aug. 20, 1920, he was the son of the late William Columbus Light and Chaney O. Light Thomas. He retired from English Construction Company after years of service as a brick mason. Numerous schools and churches were constructed throughout the city through his efforts. He was a veteran of W.W.II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Jordan Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and daughter, Linda Sweeney; sisters, Eunice Light Willard, Nellie Light Dehl, Pocahontas Light Howell and brothers, Charles Edgar Light, Edgar M. Oliver and Everett G. Light. He is survived by his children, Michael A. Light of Lynchburg, Wanda J. Hendricks and son-in-law, Wayne of Rustburg, Katie Light-Keene and son-in-law, Jim Keene of Chesapeake; grandchildren, Laura Swain of Forest, Jason Light of Lynchburg, Travis Light of Chesapeake, Zachary Light of Brookneal. Mr. Light is also survived by brother, Russell Light of Bassett and a sister, Pearl L. Martin of Bassett and a host of nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998 at Fort Hill Memorial Park by the Rev. J. Michael Dodson. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. Friends can also express their sympathy at the home of Wanda Hendricks located at Route 686 Cherryhill estates, Fieldale Drive, Rustburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lynchburg Humane Society, 3305 Naval Reserve Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501.

Sue Brown Mayhew
Sue Brown Mayhew, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna.

Myrtle Swain Miller
HURT — Myrtle Swain Miller, 66, of 221 Compton Drive, Hurt, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born Oct. 2, 1932 in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of the late David Wilson Swain and Irene Lambert Swain. She was married to the late Carroll Miller, she was also predeceased by a son, Billy Short. Mrs. Miller was a member of First Southern Baptist Church and was a retired employee with Camelot Hall, Lynchburg. Survivors include three sons, Bobby Short of Galax, Ronnie Short of Gretna, Dennis Short of Lynchburg; four daughters, Shirley Witt, Linda Miller, Darlene Hall, Betty Short all of Hurt; one brother, Earl Swain of Hurt, 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998 at First Southern Baptist Church by the Rev. Marvin Hiner and Joseph Short. Interment will follow in Altavista Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son, Ronnie Short, 748 Marina Drive, Hurt. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Mae Reynolds
Shirley Mae Reynolds, 60, of 115 Draper Drive, Madison Heights, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 at her home. She was the wife of Donald Ray Campbell Sr. Born Sept. 20, 1938 in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Owen and Nora Lewis Reynolds. Shirley was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She attended New Beginning Tabernacle Baptist Church. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Jeanette Campbell and two brothers. Shirley is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Robinson and her husband, William; two sons, Donald Ray Campbell Jr. and his wife, Ronda and Michael Lynn Campbell and his wife, Jennifer all of Madison Heights; two brothers, three sisters and four grandchildren, Jeffrey, William, Sherri and Brooklyn. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Whitten Monelison Chapel by the Rev. Gary Moore. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of her son, Michael, 139 Draper Drive, Madison Heights.

Jack “Rabbit” White
Jack “Rabbit” White of 915 9th Street, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born July 12, 1952, the son of the late Mary White and the late Milford D. Burks. His brothers, James Alphonzo White and Milton Jr. White preceded him in death. In addition to his devoted mother, he leaves to mourn three sisters, Mary Ann White of Orange, Barbara Lee Scott and Ella Mae White both of Lynchburg; a devoted niece, Diana Linette White of Lynchburg and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeremiah Gardner, eulogist and Elder Fletcher Hubbard officiating. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family will assemble and receive friends at 1823 Grace Street. Community Funeral Home directing.

Richard Milton Deming
Richard Milton Deming, 77, of Lynchburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 at his residence. He was the husband of Doris McCorn Deming for 54 happy years. Born July 30, 1921 in Ilion, N.Y., he was the son of the late Milton Ambrose Deming and Ethel B. Kibbe Deming. He was a retired producibility engineer with G.E. for over 30 years and has been an auxiliary volunteer at Virginia Baptist Hospital for the past 15 years. Mr. Deming was an active member of West Lynchburg Baptist Church where he has served as deacon, choir member and Sunday School teacher. He was also a member for over 50 years of the Olive Branch Masonic Lodge in Ilion, N.Y. As a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps he flew as a fighter pilot with the 14th Airforce, “Flying Tigers”, under Chenault’s command in China during WWII. He was awarded an Air Medal and a Distinguished Flying Cross. In addition to his wife, Mr. Deming is survived by one son, Rev. David Richard Deming and his wife, Sandra Baxter Deming of Brunson, S.C.; one daughter, Debra Lee Deming Jennings of Rippon, W.Va.; one brother, Robert Carmen Deming and his wife, Jean of Hamilton, N.Y.; one sister, Carolyn D. Bayer of Ilion, N.Y. and two grandchildren, Adam David Deming and Elizabeth Hannah Deming. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel by the Rev. Dr. James D. Newman and the Rev. Alfred Duncan. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Endowment Fund at West Lynchburg Baptist Church.

W.T. Epps Jr.
W.T. Epps Jr., 71, of 5081 Chatham Road, Halifax, died Dec. 15, 1998 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County, April 10, 1927, the son of Walter Thomas Epps Sr. and Mrs. Mabel Arendall Epps. He was the husband of Jean Bane Epps. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and was past president of the Halifax County Cattleman’s Association. In addition to his wife, Mr. Epps is survived by one daughter, Dianne Seamster of Clover, S.C.; three sons, W.T. (Tommy) Epps III of South Boston, Bane Epps, Mac Epps both of Halifax; three sisters, Peggy Palmer, Juanita Shields, Kitty Hayslett all of Lynchburg; two brothers, William Lee Epps of Vernon Hill, Ronald Dean Epps of Rustburg, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Earnhardt and the Rev. Dr. Elwood Seamster conducting the service. Burial will take place in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home, 5081 Chatham Road.

Edith Husted
Edith Husted, 87, of Montvale, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, 586-3443.

N. Haynie Kabler
In accordance with his wishes, there will be a very brief celebration for Nicholas Haynie Kabler at the First Baptist Church of Lynchburg, 11th and Court Streets at the close of the 11 o’clock worship service on Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998.

William Thomas McCormick Jr.
SPOUT SPRING — William Thomas McCormick Jr., 48, of Route 2, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was born in Appomattox County, June 13, 1950, a son of the late William T. McCormick Sr. and Mamie Woody McCormick. W.T. was retired from AT&T and was later active as a floral designer and operated his own florist business. He is survived by two children, Jazelle M. McCormick of Spout Spring and Joshua C. McCormick of Richmond; brothers and sisters, Donnie McCormick and Debbie McCormick both of Gladstone, Kathy M. Stanley and Mollie McCormick both of Appomattox and Kenneth McCormick of Lynchburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home by the Rev. Charlie Spencer and the Rev. Jerry Childress. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home of his sister, Debbie on Rt. 2, Gladstone. Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Appomattox Rescue Squad.

Clara G. Payne
GLADSTONE — Clara Glover Payne, 76, of 1264 Payne Place, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 15, 1998 at her residence. She was the wife of J. Gordon Payne. Born in Buckingham County, Feb. 3, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Robert Leonard and Minnie Lee Cunningham Glover. As a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church she was active in numerous church organizations. Mrs. Payne was instrumental in forming the Active Gladstone Senior Citizens and was an Assistant Postal Clerk for the Gladstone Post Office. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter and her husband, Nancy P. and George Banton; two sons, Lynn F. Payne and his wife, Norma, Chesapeake and John G. Payne Jr., Gladstone; one sister, Edith G. Luther, Charleston, S.C., six grandchildren and she leaves many cherished family and friends who lovingly cared for her. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church by the Rev. Odell Coggins with burial in the Payne family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Those wishing to make memorials are asked to consider the Gladstone Rescue Squad, Gladstone Fire Department or Mineral Springs Baptist Church.

Beverly Blount Steppe
Beverly Blount Steppe, 56, of Orange, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 at her residence. Born June 15, 1942 in Clarksville, Texas. Mrs. Steppe was a native of Clarksville, Texas and a former resident of Odessa, Texas before moving to Orange, Texas 17 years ago. She was a partner of Some Place Special from 1983-1993, a member of the American Cancer Society Board and a past president and member of the Board of Directors for The Hamlet. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Orange where she served as president of the United Methodist Women and was a member of Church Women United. She was a member of the Golden Triangle Emmaus Community. She is survived by her husband, Ken Steppe of Orange, Texas; mother, Lucille Blount of Odessa, Texas; son, Andy Steppe of Portland, Ore.; two daughters, Lesley Reese of Indianapolis, Ind., Erin Steppe of Houston, Texas; granddaughter, Alyssa Reese of Indianapolis, Ind. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Orange, Texas with the Rev. Dan Miller. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Orange, Texas. Claybar Funeral Home, Inc., Orange Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Anne Gunter Stevens
SHIPMAN — Ruby Anne Gunter Stevens, 60, of 10729 James River Road, Shipman, died peacefully Tuesday evening, Dec. 15, 1998 at her residence with her loving and devoted family by her side. Ruby was born on the Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County, Feb. 2, 1938, a daughter of the late Jesse Frank Gunter and Ruby Moyer Gunter. She was a member of the Nelson United Methodist Church in Arrington and a retired Developmental Technician at the Central Virginia Training Center in Madison Heights with 33 years of service. She is survived by her devoted husband, Hoover R. Stevens; her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Michael Carwile of Shipman whom cared and devoted the last several years of their life to her health and welfare; her son and daughter-in-law, Steve Franklin Stevens and Denise of Waynesboro who shared their love and concern for Ruby likewise and her one and only grandson, Michael Steven Carwile whom she cherished from an infant to present day; one brother, Jesse F. Gunter Jr. of Nellysford; three stepgrandchildren, Heather, Renea and Michael and three step great-grandchildren, a special nephew, Larry D. Gunter of Seaman, Ohio; a devoted friend and caregiver, Betty Carwile of Madison Heights and last but not least her special companion and pet, Bootsy. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston with the Rev. W. Gene Davis officiating with interment in Ridgecrest Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and all other times at the family residence. The family suggest that those wishing to make memorial contributions consider the Nelson County Rescue Squad in Faber, Va. 22938.

Emmitt Tolbert Sr.
PAMPLIN — Emmitt Tolbert Sr., 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 at the Appomattox Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Mazie Goin Tolbert. Born in Appomattox County, June 25, 1907, he was a son of the late Andrew James and Alice Goin Tolbert. He was a member of Elon Baptist Church and a retired gas pipeline employee. He is survived by six sons, Daniel Lee (Dan) Tolbert, Wheaton, Md., Bill A. Tolbert, Pamplin, James C. (Peewee) Tolbert, Victor, N.Y., H. Ray Tolbert, Arrington, Jack D. Tolbert, Strasburg, Emmitt E. Tolbert Jr., Lynchburg; seven daughters, Alice Baldwin, Pamplin, Ruth Woods, Spout Spring, Betty Smith, Lynchburg, Anna Belle Weaver, Pamplin, Loretta (Sugarfoot) Tolbert, Prospect, Barbara Ann Tolbert, Lynchburg, Georgia Stern, Lynchburg; two foster sons, Homer Harmon and Iva George Sadler, 48 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Bobby Lukin Tolbert and Thomas W. Tolbert and a daughter, Gracie T. Barksdale. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998 at Robinson Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve Tyree with burial in Pamplin Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the residence of his daughter, Anna Belle Weaver. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Pamplin Fire Department, Appomattox County Rescue Squad or Elon Baptist Church.

Janie Cross Walthall
Janie Cross Walthall, 70, of Rt. 2, Evington, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Clyde Francis Walthall. Born May 22, 1928 in Campbell County, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Janie Hamilton Cross. She was a member of the Altavista Church of Christ. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Steven C. Walthall of Madison Heights and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at the Altavista Church of Christ. The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m., conducted by Lory Brafford and Ray Eure. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery in Gladys. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Altavista Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1, Altavista, Va. 24517. Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista is in charge of arrangements.

Jackie Alphonso White
Jackie Alphonso White of 915 9th Street, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. His remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Stacy Wayne Arrington
Stacy Wayne Arrington, 30, of Bedford, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford 586-3443.

James Clifton Bell
Cliff Bell went to be with his Lord Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998 at Virginia Baptist Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Feb. 11, 1922 in Campbell County, son of the late John Mitchell Bell and Emma Guill Bell. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John William Bell, Earl Charles Bell, Clarence Odell Bell and by his sister, Maggie Bell Bradley. Mr. Bell is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Sara “Pretty” Aufieri Bell; his daughter, Robin Bell Jewett and her husband, Peter J. Jewett of Forest; one son, Michael Owen Bell and wife, Dottie of Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren, Dwayne “Woo Woo” Allan Moody Jr. of Farmington Hills, Mich., Christopher Bell Moody and his wife, Jodie of Roanoke, Coreydon Bell Moody and his wife, Andrea of Holly Springs, N.C., Michelle Bell Murphy and her husband, Rusty of Lynchburg, Lisa Carol Bell of Nashville, Tenn., Michael, Clifton and Travis Bell all of Baltimore, Md. and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Bell proudly volunteered to serve his country during World War II, fighting in the Mediterranean with the Tenth Mountain Infantry Division, 80 Regiment, Company B. He became a successful business man as owner and President of his fathers business, J.M. Bell Foundry, in Lynchburg until his retirement in 1974. He was also instrumental in the development of several residential and commercial properties along Smith Mountain Lake and surrounding areas. Cliff was a longtime member of Fairview Christian Church and later Staunton River Church in Huddleston, where he served as a deacon. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Fairview Christian Church with graveside services following at Spring Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Falwell and the Rev. Jan L. Weston officiating. The family will receive visitors at the residence of his daughter, Robin Jewett. Diuguid Waterlick Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Debra Adams Burdette
Debra Adams Burdette, 43, of Moneta, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 1998. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of the service.

Bessie Trent Dalton
Bessie Trent Dalton, 94, of Lynchburg, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the widow of John Dalton. Born March 6, 1904 in Charlotte County, she was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy Trent. She was a member of the Lynchburg Wesleyan Church. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Frank E. Dalton Sr. Mrs. Dalton is survived by a daughter-in-law, Lillie Belle Dalton; a grandson, Frank E. Dalton Jr.; two granddaughters, Diana Dalton and Beverly Dalton all of Madison, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren, living in Mass. and two nieces, Jeanette Ware of Hampton and Jean Felberg of Williamsburg. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Richard Vanroy. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel.

Morris Ray Dalton
Morris Ray Dalton, 64, of Grit Road, Hurt, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born Oct. 18, 1934 in Altavista, he was a son of the late Otey Gold Dalton and Nannie Kate Vassar Dalton. He attended Clement Memorial Wesleyan Church and was a retired employee of Climate Control. He is survived by three sons, Steve Dalton Sr. and his wife, Jean of Hurt, Tony Dale Dalton of Lynch Station and Greg Dalton of Evington; two brothers, Gene Calvin Dalton and Robert L. Dalton both of Gretna; two sisters, Freda Dalton and Ozelma Dudley both of Hurt and five grandchildren, Steve Dalton Jr., Stephanie Kay Dalton, Janell Dalton, Christa Dalton and Jake Dalton. He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Ray Dalton; two brothers, Marshall Dalton and Garland Dalton; one sister, Eleanor Dalton and one infant brother. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 in Clement Memorial Wesleyan Church by the Rev. David Bayse. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and other times at the residence of his son, Steve Dalton Sr., 793 Jasper Wood Road, Hurt.

Richard M. Deming
Richard M. Deming of 712 Mohawk Drive, husband of Doris Deming, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998. Diuguid Waterlick Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Otis Brainard Dooley
Otis Brainard Dooley, 82, of Montvale, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Walnut Grove Union Church. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Myrtle Lankford Dudley
Myrtle Elizabeth Lankford Dudley, 71, of 856 Doss Road, Concord, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. For 51 years, she was the wife of Roy Lee Dudley Jr. Born in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Ruth Pugh Lankford. She was a retired employee of Joan and Jay Company of Lynchburg and a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church of Concord. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, William, Robert and Murrell Lankford. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Linda D. Lee and her husband, Kurtis of Naperville, Ill., Sandra D. Hall and her husband, Randy of Evington and Margaret Ann Dudley of Concord; two grandsons, Brian S. Lee and his wife, Teresa of West Chicago, Ill. and Joshua Lee Hall of Evington; stepgrandchildren, Matthew and Jennifer Hall of Evington and Charles B. Lee of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; a great-grandson, Jacob Daniel Lee of West Chicago, Ill.; four sisters, Lillian L. Lawson of Baltimore, Md., Rosa L. Logwood, Barbara L. Crawley and Marie L. Wade; one brother, Herbert T. Lankford all of Lynchburg. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Concord Cemetery by the Rev. Bart Weakley. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Concord Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad.

Shirley Floyd Goodbar
Shirley Ann Floyd Goodbar, 41, of Nellysford, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Donald L. Goodbar. Born in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of James P. Floyd of Monroe and Thelma Floyd Miller of Madison Heights. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley is survived by three daughters, Donna Gail Floyd of Madison Heights, Melissa Ann Thomas of Lynchburg and Frances Leigh Floyd of Nellysford; one sister, Brenda Gail Miller of Madison Heights; a half brother, James Floyd; a half sister, Callie Floyd; two grandsons, Danny Ray Floyd and John Thomas (J.J.). A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Whitten Monelison Chapel by the Rev. Eugene Campbell. Burial will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of Jr. Floyd, 2701 Elon Road.

Giving Stanley Martin
Giving Stanley Martin, 62, of Rt. 2, Box 129 F, Concord, answered the call from his Savior on Dec. 14, 1998 to come home. Heaven is now blessed with another Angel. Stanley was born March 6, 1936 in Amherst County. He was a son of the late Abraham and Gracie Martin of Amherst. He was a retired truck driver from Darlington Delaware Co. and was a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran. Stanley was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church and attended Thomas Terrace Baptist Church. During his illness, he was a dedicated supporter of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Stanley leaves to cherish his memory, one son, Tony Martin and his fiancee, Sharon Bryant of Concord; three daughters, Connie Woodruff and her husband, Robert, Mary Newton and her husband, Steve all of Madison Heights and Shelby Martin of Concord; two brothers, Sanford Martin of Amherst and Cecil Martin of Spout Spring; two sisters, Shirley Martin of Madison Heights and Ruth Mayberry of Lynchburg; five grandchildren, Steve, Chelsea, B.J., Abraham and Delilah, many nieces, nephews and friends including the mother of his children, Hazel Childrey of Madison Heights. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday from Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. Mark W. Grooms and the Rev. J.O. Grooms officiating. Interment will follow in Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at Stanley’s residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Stanley will continue to be loved and missed by his children, family and friends.

Shirley Reinberg Sisselman
Shirley Reinberg Sisselman of Cresskill, N.J., died peacefully in her home Saturday morning, Nov. 21, 1998. Shirley left behind her devoted husband Milton, loving children, Robert, William and Patricia, and her granddaughters, Julie and Sara. Shirley was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, surrogate sister, aunt, cousin and dear friend. Two Kindle and safeguard her spirit in our hearts may all those fortunate to have known her join us in remembrance of a remarkable women. Services were held Monday, Nov. 23, 1998 at Temple Beth EI, Closter, N.J. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shirley R. Sisselman Memorial Fund, Temple Beth EI of Northern Valley, 221 Schroolenburgh Rd., Closter, N.J. 07624.

George Edward Tomlin
George Edward Tomlin, 64, of Madison Heights, died Sunday morning, Dec. 13, 1998 in a Buena Vista nursing home. Born July 7, 1934 in Amherst County, he was a son of the late Pomp Tomlin and Mitt Martin Tomlin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lou Martin Tomlin. Mr. Tomlin was a retired employee of the Allen Morrison Sign Company. He is survived by two daughters, Ida Lou Mitchell and Fanny Ellen Crews both of Madison Heights; two sons, George William Tomlin and James Allen Tomlin both of Madison Heights and nine grandchildren. He will continue to be loved and missed by his children and all whom knew him as a friend. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Piney River Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Maxwell officiating with burial in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Amherst.

Minnie Hicks Tuck
Minnie Hicks Tuck, 89, of Lynchburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 at Grace Lodge. Twice married, she was the widow of Otho Leonard Daniel and is survived by her husband, Bernard Clay Tuck of Lynchburg. Born in Bedford County, she was a daughter of the late William Lindsay Hicks and Lelia Long Hicks. Mrs. Tuck retired from Craddock & Terry Shoe Company after 45 years of service. She was a member of the Quarter Century Club and Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Leonard Eugene Daniel and his wife, Louise Jefferson Daniel of Petersburg and two grandchildren, John Milton Daniel of Wellington, New Zealand and Elizabeth Daniel Faulknor of Chester. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fort Hill Memorial Park by the Rev. Nolan R. Crowder. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church.

Rev. Rhodes Miley Artz
Rev. Rhodes Miley Artz, 81, of Lynchburg, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 at his residence. He was the widower of Rachel Bradley Artz. Born June 1, 1917 in Shenandoah County, he was a son of the late Samuel Hoffman and Margaret Edna Keller Artz. He was retired from Park View Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Chesapeake. Rev. Artz was a graduate of Lynchburg College and Lexington Theological Seminary. He served Christian Churches in Washington, D.C., Richmond and Winchester. He served on the state staff as minister of Christian Education and was instrumental in establishing Craig Springs Camp and Conference Grounds. Rev. Artz also served as a Counselor for the Hospice of the Hills, volunteered at the free clinic and served on the Lynchburg College Alumni Board. He is survived by one son, Rhodes M. (Chip) Artz and his wife, Regina of Portsmouth; one daughter, Julia A. Clark and her husband, Donald of Lynchburg; one sister, Margaret Kirby of Nashville, Ark. and three grandchildren, Rachel Miley Clark, Matthew Bradley Artz and Robert Andrew Artz. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Spring Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Zimmerman officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-4:30 p.m. today at Diuguid Rivermont Chapel and other times at the residence of his daughter, Julia Clark. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Hills or The American Cancer Society.

Melvin Dawson
Melvin Dawson departed this life Friday, Dec. 11, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born Dec. 26, 1954 in Amherst County to the late Earl and Anna Ellis Dawson. He joined Ivy Hill Baptist Church at an early age. He was the devoted husband of Wanda Brown Dawson. He leaves to mourn a sister, Linda D. Wesley; three brothers, Earl Monroe, John and Howard Dawson of Lynchburg; four step-daughters, LaTranda Scott, Carla, Amanda, and Kawana Brown all of Lynchburg; one step-son, Carlos Brown of Germany; three step-grandchildren, Lamar Scott, Nakia Haythe, and a devoted grandson, Dwayne Johnson, Jr., all of Lynchburg; his mother and father-in-law, Marion and Early Johnson of Lynchburg; three aunts, Kathleen Lee of Lynchburg, Rebecca Ellis of Monroe, Hazel Dawson of Washington, D.C.; one uncle, Doug Dawson, Jr. of Monroe; five sisters-in-law, Anita Anderson of Lynchburg, Linda Tate of Texas, Shirley Dawson of Monroe, Virginia and Barbara Dawson of Lynchburg; three brothers-in-law, Jeffery Dickerson of Atlanta, Ga., Charles Wesley and Fred Anderson of Lynchburg, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carl B. Hutcherson, Jr. officiating. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery. The cortege will assemble at 7117 Meadowbrook Road. Community Funeral Home directing.

Olivia Jefferson Fowler
Olivia Jefferson Fowler, formerly of 1519 Bedford Ave. departed this life Friday night in the Carrington Nursing Home. Born in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Jimmy and Esther Fowler Jefferson. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter Ethel Fowler Woods and four brothers. She is survived by two sons; Douglas Leon, Sr. and Richard, both of Lynchburg. A devoted daughter-in-law, Barbara “Bobbi” Fowler; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Edith Jefferson of Lynchburg; a brother-in-law, Rudolph Fowler and wife Margaret of Floral City, Fla., and other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be conducted on Monday, Dec. 14., 1998 at 2 p.m. in Forest Hill Burial Park, the Rev. Johnny Ford officiating. The family will receive friends at 508 Fauquier Street. Services by Franklin Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Building Fund.

Mary Cannaday Gore
Mary Gore died Dec. 7, 1998 in Laramie, Wy. She was a long time resident of Va. She worked many years for the Virginia Department of Welfare. A memorial service will be held at St. Albans’ Anglican Catholic Church, 3700 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond on Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998 at 2 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Christian Children’s Fund, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation or St. Albans’ Anglican Catholic Church.

Lieselotta Franchisca Henson
MONROE — Lieselotta Franchisca Henson, 69, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 at Camelot Nursing Home in Lynchburg. Born Jan. 5, 1929 in Germany, she was a daughter of the late Hans and Anna Kingle. She is survived by two sons, William K. Henson Jr. and wife, Carolyn of Monroe, David L. Henson and wife, Maryanne of Fairfax; one daughter, Piedta Boles of Germany; one sister, Gerlinda Travers, Scottsdale, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Nicole Henson, Brandon Colby Henson, Shawn Henson, Chris Henson, Cody Henson. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Amherst Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Edwards officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, William and Carolyn Henson in Monroe from 2-5 p.m. today. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Central Virginia Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 823, Lynchburg, Va. 24505. Driskill Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Eldridge Lam
Marvin Eldridge Lam, 87 of Montvale, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998. Funeral service will be conducted Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the Updike Funeral Home, Bedford. The family will receive friends today from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Frances Coleman Ware
Frances Coleman Ware, 84, of Rustburg, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998. Whitten Timberlake Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Hodnett Worsham
Evelyn Hodnett Worsham of 2011 Alex Lane, Nathalie, died Friday, Dec. 11, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born in Halifax County, on Dec. 28, 1908 and was 89 years old. She was the daughter of Mr. Major Hodnett and Mrs. Sallie Ann Hodnett. She was married to Alex T. Worsham. She was a member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church and was a member of the Rebekah Organization. Mrs. Worsham is survived by: one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Wilmer Baber of Richmond; one son, Mr. Edward Curtis Worsham of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Doris Tucker of Chatham; one brother, Mr. Eugene Hodnett of Nathalie; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Clover Bottom Baptist Church with the Rev. James B. Crocker conducting the service. Burial will take place in church cemetery. The family will receive friends at her home, 2011 Alex Lane, Nathalie. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.


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