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Ludie Blanks Anderson
NATHALIE — Ludie Blanks Anderson, 83, of Leda-Grove Road, died Thursday evening, Dec. 31, 1998 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Whitt Talvin Anderson. She was born in Halifax County, Oct. 17, 1915, daughter of the late Earnest Goldman Blanks and Ludie Clements Blanks. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Republican Grove and a member of the Joy Group at the First Baptist Church of Republican Grove. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Margaret Anderson of Nathalie, Bob and Linda Anderson of Nathalie; one daughter and son-in-law, Shela and John Stevens of Nathalie; two brothers, E.G. Blanks of Nathalie, Ryland Blanks of Nathalie; one sister, Grace Wilkins of Wytheville; four grandchildren, Donna Francis, Johnny Stevens, Beth Barksdale and Susan Throckmorton and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Blanks. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 at The First Baptist Church of Republican Grove by the Rev. Shelton Miles with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. tonight at Henderson Funeral Home and will be at her son’s residence, Earl Bailey Anderson, Leda-Grove Road other times. Weather permitting, call Henderson Funeral Home for changes, 804-376-2239.

Bernard T. Haythe III
Bernard T. Haythe III of 905 Rockbridge Avenue, departed this life Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998 in the Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond. Born in Lynchburg, he was the son of Mrs. Linda Wade Haythe and Bernard T. Haythe Jr. He was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Wade. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his loving parents, he leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Miss Nakia Haythe; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Wade; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Haythe all of Lynchburg and a host of loving aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence. The funeral announcement will appear later. His remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Doris Evelyn Burley Henderson
Doris Evelyn Burley Henderson, 74, of Madison Heights and formerly of Washington, D.C., died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998 in Lynchburg. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Susie Schrader and Peyton W. Burley. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1943 where she worked at the Mayflower Hotel Barber Shop for 32 years. After her retirement in 1984, she moved back to Madison Heights. She is survived by one son, Charles P. Morse and three grandsons of Gambrills, Md.; one sister, Eunice Flaherty of Lynchburg; a niece, Pat Newport of Annapolis, Md. and niece and nephew, Shirley and Tom Flaherty of Amherst. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 from Whitten Monelison Chapel. The family request in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or consider volunteering some time in an area nursing home.

Sarah Johnson
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Johnson will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Community Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Gary Davis officiating. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery. The cortege will assemble at 2137 Main Street. Community Funeral Home directing.

Gracie Bell Staton Jordan
Gracie Jordan, 69, of Locust Street, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Bennett Taylor Matthews
HARRISONBURG — Bennett Taylor Matthews, 64, of Wayside Drive, Weyers Cave, died Thursday evening, Dec. 31, 1998 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mr. Matthews was born Nov. 14, 1934 in Keysville and was the son of the late Oliver Nicholson and Meta Florence Duffy Matthews. Mr. Matthews served in the Army from 1957 to 1958. He moved to the area from Culpeper in 1981 and attended Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren. Mr. Matthews was the acting president of Heritage Homes, Inc. in Madison County. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Cline Matthews; two stepdaughters, Patricia McAllister of Mt. Sidney and Cathy Grimm of Staunton; one brother, Thomas Lee Matthews of Lynchburg; one niece, three nephews, five stepgrandchildren and one step great-grandchild. Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 at the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Matthew Fike will officiate. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church. Friends may also call at the Matthews home. Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 729-A East Market Street, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Gracie Witt Overstreet
BEDFORD — Gracie Witt Overstreet, 87, of Bedford, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998 in Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. She was born in Bedford County, Oct. 2, 1911, a daughter of the late Jerry Witt and Lillie Carter Witt. She was the widow of Alonzie Guss Overstreet. She was a member of the Cool Spring Pentecostal Holiness Church. She is survived by eight daughters, Laura O. and Kyle D. Tweedy, Hobe Sound, Fla., Lettie O. Robertson, Bedford, Ethel O. Hall, Bedford, Marie O. and Bill Cutshaw, Bedford, Carolyn O. and Roy Anderson, Thaxton, Shirley O. and Clyde Hensley, Bedford, Mary O. and Robert Bouton, Bedford, Debbie O. and Willie McKinney, Thaxton; a son, James A. and Linda Overstreet, Bedford; a brother, Ira Carter, Montvale; a special friend, Nora Smith, Bedford; 25 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Earl Ragland officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at her residence, 720 Blue Ridge Ave., Apt. M-122, Bedford. Memorials may be made to the Bedford Life Saving Crew. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford 586-3443.

Marion Pittman
On the morning of Dec. 30, 1998 at Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Marion Pittman departed this earthly world and joined her heavenly father. Marion was born in Rustburg to the late Bessie Mason Sandifer. She was married to the late Arthur Pittman of Montclair, N.J. where she lived for a number of years before moving to Alexandria. Although no children were born of this union, she was a surrogate mother to her niece, Pearl and nephew, Powell. She was a faithful member of the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria until illness prevented her active involvement. When the members of her birthday club met, they would always request one of those delicious cakes she baked. Rum cake. Marion also loved discussing politics. She was an active and proud member of the Democratic National Committee. She faithfully mailed her dues each year. She was preceded in death by two brothers, the Rev. Thomas A. Sandifer and Jack Sandifer; two sisters, Lillie B. Scott and Elizabeth J. Woods. She leaves to cherish her memory four nephews, James E. Graves, Thomas A. Sandifer Jr., Powell B. Jones, Robert M. Sandifer; three nieces, Janice R. Warwick, Gladys F. Turner, Pearl E. Sandifer. She also leaves 11 great nephews, eight great nieces and a number of great-great nephews and nieces in addition to many other family members and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Brice officiating. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until time of funeral Tuesday.

Betty Coleman Reynolds
Betty Coleman Reynolds, 78, of Hines Circle, died Jan. 1, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of Alvin Reynolds. Arrangements are incomplete with Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home.

Ellis N. Booth
Funeral services for Ellis N. Booth will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 from Queen Street Baptist Church in Hampton. Burial will be in Veterans Memorial Gardens. Funeral services conducted by Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home. Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

Hilda Newman Burnette
Hilda Newman Burnette, 69, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998. Mrs. Burnette had retired as the head baker for Kroger in Cave Spring. She is survived by her husband, Richard B. Burnette of Roanoke; a son and fiancee, Richard W. Burnette and Maggie Chabot of Floyd; daughters and son-in-law, Dianne B. and Maurice Witt Jr. of Forest and Sandra B. Isenhour of Roanoke; former son-in-law, David Isenhour of Roanoke; grandchildren, Lisa W. Jones and her husband, Barry, Kristy D. Witt and Shannon Isenhour; great-grandchildren, Chance, Leigh Ann and Lindsey. She is also survived by brothers, Thomas E. Newman and Alfred N. Newman both of Lynchburg; sisters, Doris Martin and Dorothy Newman both of Lynchburg, Ethel Tanner of Gladys; a special friend, Carolyn Niday. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 at Fort Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. William Rogers officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Oakey’s South Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made to Good Samaritan Hospice. Arrangements by Oakey’s South Chapel.

James William Dudley
James William Dudley, 79, of Moneta, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Bernard T. Haythe III
Bernard T. Haythe III of 905 Rockbridge Avenue, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998. Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home, 846-1337.

John Thomas Hubbard
A funeral service for John Thomas Hubbard will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jordan Baptist Church with Dr. C.L. Elliott officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. The family will assemble at Rt. 3, Box 314, Appomattox. Community Funeral Home directing.

Marian Andrews Thompson
Mrs. Marian Andrews Thompson of Rt. 2, Box 713, Evington, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born Dec. 17, 1932, she was the daughter of Julia A. Andrews and the late William H. Andrews Sr. She was the wife of the late LeRoy W. Thompson. She was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church. A brother, William H. Andrews Jr., preceded her in death. A devoted daughter, Rosa C. Calloway; one grandson, Marvin A. Calloway and one granddaughter, Diamond Calloway and her mother, Laura Harvey all of Evington, survive her. Marian also leaves behind one brother, James E. Andrews and wife, Theodora of Lynchburg; four sisters, Roberta A. Watts and husband, Leon of Evington, Mary H. Watts, Kathleen Andrews and Marie A. Thornhill all of Forest, four sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, other family includes devoted nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at noon today at Mt. Evergreen Baptist Church with the Rev. Lorenzo Rouff officiating and the Rev. C.E. Rhodes, eulogist. Interment in Mt. Evergreen Cemetery. Her remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends and assemble at Rt. 2, Box 714 (Blue Ridge Lane) Evington. Community Funeral Home directing.

Franz Joachim Weeren
AMHERST — Franz Joachim Weeren, 76, of Amherst, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998 at his residence. He was the husband of Elizabeth McNeill Weeren. Born in Berlin, Germany, May 15, 1922, he was a son of the late Dr. Fritz and Elisabeth Rudolph Weeren. He was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church, Clifford Ruritan Club and Pestalozzi Blue Lodge AFAM in West Berlin, Germany. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Franz Peter Weeren of Rockville, Md., Dr. Fritz Robert Weeren and his wife, Susan of Sarasota, Fla.; two daughters, Margaret McCormick Ramey and her husband, Dr. James Ramey of Bethesda, Md., Rev. Marcia McCormick-Davenport and her husband, Rev. Robert Davenport of Arnold, Md.; six grandchildren, Dylan Johnston of Santa Fe, N.M., Alexandra Johnston, Victoria Johnston both of Arnold, Md., Caitlin Vaughn, Margaret Ramey both of Bethesda, Md. and Megan Weeren of Sarasota, Fla. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 in Ascension Episcopal Church by the Rev. J.J. Ambler and the Rev. Marcia McCormick-Davenport. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 at Driskill Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ascension Episcopal Church, Franz J. Weeren Vocational Scholarship.

Mrs. Frances Mosby White
Mrs. Frances Mosby White of 187 West Court Street, Amherst, departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Care Facility in Blackstone. She was born in Amherst County, Feb. 6, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Catherine and William Mosby. She was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church and was married to the late Robert White. She was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves to cherish her memory, two brothers, Jesse Mosby of Amherst and Allen Mosby of Orlando, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Dorothy R. Mosby of Amherst, several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Her remains rest at Winfree-Wright Funeral Service, 162 Depot Street, Amherst. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. John Austin officiating. Her remains will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Christian Aid Cemetery, Amherst. M.L. Winfree directing.

Ellis N. Booth
Ellis N. Booth of 910 Quash Street, Hampton, departed this life Dec. 30, 1998 at the Sentera General Hospital. Funeral announcement will appear later.

Stanley Taliaferro Burley
Stanley Taliaferro Burley, 66, of Campbell County, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at Avante` at Lynchburg. He was the husband of Edith Marie Bruce Burley. Born May 20, 1932 in Amherst County, he was one of 14 children born to Howard Thompson Burley and Ola May Stinnett Burley. He was employed in remanufacturing batteries and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. In addition to his wife, Mr. Burley is survived by three daughters, Debra E. Smith and her husband, Dave of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Carolyn Jean Burley also of S.C. and Conie Frances Stowe of Martinsville; four sons, Stanley T. “Rusty” Burley Jr. and his wife, Rita of Forest, Clyde R. Burley and his wife, Gayle of Lynchburg, Terry W. Burley of Buena Vista and Bruce D. Burley of Lynchburg, three sisters, three brothers, 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel. Interment will take place privately. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hilda Newman Burnette
Hilda Newman Burnette, 69, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998. Arrangements by Oakey’s South Chapel.

Eddie M. Clark Sr.
Eddie M. Clark Sr. died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998. He was the beloved father of Eddie M. Clark Jr., father-in-law of Chamesetta Clark; brother of Howard, Preston and Fred Clark. He is also survived by a niece, Dorothy Henry; three nephews, Bert Hall Jr., James and Preston Clark Jr., a host of other relatives and friends. The late Mr. Clark may be viewed at Stewart Funeral Home, 4001 Benning Road, NE, Saturday, Jan. 2, 1998 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral and interment private.

Nellie Dews
Nellie Dews, 91, formerly of Madison Heights, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, 1998 at Eldercare of Farmville. Miss Dews was born Nov. 1, 1907 in Pittsylvania County, a daughter of the late Walter Marshall and Hattie Moon Dews. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church, Red House and was a retired Nurses Employee of Lynchburg Nursing Home. She is survived by a sister, Nettie Dews Fleshman of Lynchburg and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Russ Pedigo. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. tonight at Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox.

John Thomas Hubbard
John Thomas Hubbard of Lynchburg, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born June 12, 1959 to the late Samuel and Nellie Mosley Hubbard. Burruss Lumber Co. employed him. He is survived by a daughter, Jenifer; eight sisters, Corrine Hubbard, Kathleen Hubbard, Ida Hubbard all of Concord, Shelia Hubbard, Stacey Hubbard, Sarah Reeves, Marylin Olds all of Appomattox, Diane Banks of Md.; five brothers, Louis Hubbard, Larry Hamelette of Appomattox, Clyde Hubbard of Lynchburg, Edward Mosley of Concord, Michael Hubbard of Las Vegas; a grandmother, Gladys A. Mosley of Appomattox; one brother-in-law, David Olds; a special friend, Angela Branch, nine aunts, five uncles and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the residence of Sarah Reeves, Route 3, Box 314, Appomattox. Funeral arrangements will appear later. Community Funeral Home directing.

Marion Sandifer Pittman
Mrs. Marion Sandifer Pittman departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 in Alexandria. Her remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Marian Andrews Thompson
Mrs. Marian Andrews Thompson of Rt. 2, Box 713, Evington, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born Dec. 17, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Julia A. Andrews and William H. Andrews Sr. She was the wife of the late LeRoy W. Thompson. She was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church. A brother, William H. Andrews Jr., preceded her in death. A devoted daughter, Rosa C. Calloway; one grandson, Marvin A. Calloway and one granddaughter, Diamond Calloway and her mother, Laura Harvey all of Evington, survive her. Marian also leaves behind one brother, James E. Andrews and wife, Theodora of Lynchburg; four sisters, Roberta A. Watts and husband, Leon of Evington, Mary H. Watts, Kathleen Andrews and Marie A. Thornhill all of Forest, four sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, other family includes devoted nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at noon Friday at Mt. Evergreen Baptist Church with the Rev. Lorenzo Rouff officiating and the Rev. C.E. Rhodes, eulogist. Interment in Mt. Evergreen Cemetery. Her remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends and assemble at Rt. 2, Box 714 (Blue Ridge Lane) Evington. Community Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Frances Mosby White
Mrs. Frances Mosby White of 187 West Court Street, Amherst, departed this life Dec. 30, 1998. Her remains rest at Winfree-Wright Funeral Service, Amherst. Complete notice will appear later.

Mrs. Ella Boling
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Boling will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from Mt. Peeler Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Coles officiating. Interment in the Archer Creek Cemetery. She will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service. The cortege will assemble at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Lorraine Porter of Rt. 3, Lynchburg at 1:15 p.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Carson “Kit’ Clements
Funeral services for Carson “Kit” Clements, 76, of Madison Heights, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Madison Heights Christian Church. In addition to his wife, Virginia Mayberry Clements, he is survived by his step-mother, Jesse Laughorn Clements of Lynchburg; two sons, Michael Clements and his wife, Barbara, the Rev. Kyle Clements and his wife, Marsha; one daughter, Kaye Clements Jones and her husband, Michael; four sisters, Alma Ayers, Delta Watts, Sylvia Clements, and Joan Bryant; two brothers, Melvin Clements and Macon Clements: five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the Clements family.

Myrtle Kent Crenshaw
Myrtle Kent Crenshaw, 76, of Halifax, died Tuesday. Funeral services Thursday at Oak Level Presbyterian Church. Burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Collie Moment Crider
Mrs. Collie Moment Crider, 76, of Rt. 1, Lynch Station, departed this life Saturday at the Avante` of Lynchburg. Born in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Maxey Wooding and the late Fleecy Wooding. She was the mother of a daughter, Sally Boyd, who is deceased. She is survived by two grandsons, Ledeal Boyd of N.Y., Leslie Boyd of N.C.; four granddaughters, La Rue Boyd of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Audrey Boyd Banks of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Lisa Boyd Reid of Richmond and Sally Boyd Bromley of Lynchburg; a brother, Clarence Wooding of Roanoke; devoted cousins, George and Gusta Crider of Lynch Station; two aunts, Mrs. Mattie Gates of Altavista and Mrs. Commener Crider of Altavista, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Mt. Airy United Methodist Church, Lynch Station with the Rev. Seth Teteh eulogist. Interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. tonight at the church and other times at the residence. Cook & Minnis Funeral Home, Altavista, directing.

Russell Earl Funk
Russell Earl Funk, 91, of 107 Wright Shop Road, Madison Heights, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 from Avante` of Lynchburg. He was the husband of the late Ethel Sigley Funk. Born April 14, 1907 in Preston County, W.Va., he was a son of the late George Elisa and Catherine Lipscomb Funk. He was a retired coal miner and attended the Lighthouse Baptist Church, Madison Heights. Mr. Funk is survived by eight children, Evert Funk, Harry Funk and Loretta Denton all of Madison Heights, Margaret Boydoh of Elon, Aubrey Funk of Lynch Station, Clifford Funk of Topeka, Kan., Ralph Funk of Gladstone and Judy Teagarden of Burton, W.Va.; 31 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Mr. Funk was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Whitten Monelison Chapel by the Rev. Jack W. Finch. Interment will follow in the Funk family cemetery, Route 60, Gladstone. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monelison Rescue Squad.

Betty Armes Garrett
Betty Armes Garrett, 88, of 742 Mortimer Drive, (State Route 781) Evington, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of the late James Charlie Garrett. Born Oct. 26, 1910 in Lunenburg County, she was the daughter of the late George and Maggie Frost Armes and a member of Fairview Christian Church. Betty was a former resident of the Jefferson House where she served as director of the prayer services for 11 years. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean (Pooky) Overstreet. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Garrett Rowland and a devoted son-in-law, Raymond of Evington; two brothers, Edward Armes of Blackstone and Graydon Armes of Lynchburg; two grandsons, Jesse E. Overstreet of Chesterfield and James C. Overstreet of Lynchburg; one granddaughter, Lisa D. Parker of Lynchburg; two stepgrandsons, David and Bobby Rowland, three great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Betty, during her lifetime, was devoted to the Lord and her family. She was very ill the last four years and bedridden the last two. Her daughter was assisted by caregivers, Joyce Pritchard and Betty Winnogle and she dearly loved both. She will be greatly missed by her family. We loved her so; may she rest in peace. A funeral service will be conducted at noon Thursday in the Woodall-Tharp Chapel with the Rev. Jan Weston and Parish Minister Jean Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to Campbell County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 4123, Lynchburg, Va. 24502. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Charles Edward Goin
Charles Edward Goin, 66, of 102 Edgewood Drive, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998. He was the husband of Bernice Crawford Goin. Mr. Goin was born Jan. 24, 1932 to the late Jacob Henry and Irene Carwile Goin. A private graveside service was conducted at Fort Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Paul Wheeler officiating.

Rodessa E. Crews Hayden
Rodessa E. Crews Hayden, 75, of 405 Oakwood Drive, Hurt, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of the late James Howard Hayden. Born Dec. 22, 1923 in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Thornton and Ella Davis Crews. She was a member of Straightstone Baptist Church and was a retired employee of General Electric. She is survived by two sisters, Ludie Hutcherson of Long Island and Lila Moon of Hurt. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jessie W. Crews and Herman T. Crews; two sisters, Delma McHone and Francis Hedrick. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998) at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista. A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home conducted by the Rev. Bert Johnson. Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the American Cancer Society, Central VA District Office, 2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501 or the American Heart Association, 2250 Murrell Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501.

John T. Hubbard
John T. Hubbard of Appomattox, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. His remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Pearl Nash Morrison
Pearl Nash Morrison, 91, daughter of the late Albert C. Nash and Carrie Beasley Nash, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the widow of Herbert Hearn Morrison. They were married for 58 years. She was raised and attended school in Charlotte C.H. and graduated from State Teachers College, now Longwood in Farmville. She taught five years in Halifax County, then married Mr. Morrison and they made their home in Lynchburg. She and her husband joined Fairview United Methodist Church in 1931. She loved her church and taught an adult Bible class “The Outlook Class” for nearly 47 years. When eye problems prevented her from teaching, she served as president of the United Methodist Women for four years and continued helping in many ways. Her church was her family too, and she was devoted to it. Mrs. Morrison is survived by two sons and their wives, Quinn and Celia of Vienna and Barry and Eloise of Lynchburg; four grandsons and their wives, Stacy and Jean, Blake and Betty, Gregg and Jane, Brad and Madeline; one granddaughter and her husband, Kelly and Samuel Leon Wilson; 10 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Benjamin, Daniel, Bryan, Rachel, Brooke, Anna and Myranda Morrison, Samuel and Shanna Wilson. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Tom Lesh. Burial will be 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, 3248 Maryland Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association or a favorite charity.

Clarence E. “Goodybar” Payne
Clarence E. “Goodybar” Payne departed this life at Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital on Monday, Dec. 28, 1998. Born Sept. 8, 1930 in Bedford, son of the late Floyd and Ester Payne. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Clark Payne. He is survived by five daughters, Lisa Payne, Evelyn Snead, Sharon Henry, Cheryl Clark and Dorothy Clark all of Bedford; three sons, Clarence Parker, Frank Clark both of Bedford and Clarence Clark of Jacksonville, N.C.; one brother, Alvin Payne; one sister, Doris Mae Payne both of Bedford. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 at the Bedford Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the First Baptist Church of Goode Cemetery, Goode. The family will be receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Henry, 2239 Belltown Road, Bedford. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Mrs. Edmonia Payne
Funeral services for Mrs. Edmonia Payne will be held Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at 1 p.m. at the Washington Street Baptist Church, Bedford. Interment will follow in the Fairmont Cemetery, Bedford. Visitation will be this evening, Dec. 30, 1998, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bedford Funeral Home Chapel, Bedford. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Harry Ralph Poindexter Jr.
Harry Ralph (Bubba) Poindexter Jr. of 1122 Thomas Jefferson Road, Forest, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 at his residence. Born in Bedford County, he was the son of the late Harry Poindexter Sr. and the late Mrs. Carrie Hunter Poindexter. He was a member of Forest Level Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory two sisters, Mrs. Frances Hicks of Forest and Mrs. Emily Steptoe of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Radar Poindexter of Lynchburg; a devoted niece, Mrs. Vivian Hubbard and a great niece, Miss Tiffany Hubbard both of Forest and a host of other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence of Mrs. Vivian Hubbard, 216 Colonial Court, Forest. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday from Forest Level Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Echols officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. He will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. The cortege will assemble at 3:15 p.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Maurice Quinton Poteat
Maurice Quinton Poteat of Appomattox, departed this life Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. There will be a memorial service conducted at 12 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998 at Galilee Baptist Church in Appomattox. Bruce and Stiff Funeral Home, Appomattox is in charge of services.

Henry Harris Roberts
FABER — Henry Harris Roberts, 97, of Faber (Hickory Creek Community), died Monday morning, Dec. 28, 1998 at Holly Manor Nursing Home in Farmville. Born Nov. 23, 1901 at Hickory Creek (Nelson County), son of Milton S. Roberts and Sarah Harris Roberts. He was a self-employed farmer and orchardist in Nelson County, a member of Mt. Shiloh Baptist Church in Faber and a member of Rockfish Masonic Lodge #108 AF & AM. He is survived by a sister, Pauline Roberts Mustard of Amherst, nine nieces, Natalie Tudor, Ann Watts, Sarah Chitwood Otey, Rosemary North, Jeanne Linam, Susie Dupree, Mary Bell, Jane Dodd and Nancy Aldridge; three nephews, Roberts Tudor, James Gordan Roberts and David Roberts. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Grace Tudor, Helen Roberts, Elsie Roberts and Lucy Dupree along with three brothers, Russell Roberts, Gordan Roberts Sr. and Nelson Roberts. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 at the graveside in Rock Spring Cemetery in Faber with the Rev. Jack Campbell officiating. Masonic rites will be accorded at the graveside by Rockfish Masonic Lodge #108 AF & AM. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Friday at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston and suggest that those wishing to make memorial contributions consider the Nelson County Rescue Squad, Faber, Va. 22938. Following the graveside committal the family invites all friends to the Lovingston Cafe for fellowship and refreshments.

Estelle Webb Sprouse
Estelle Webb Sprouse, 79, of 2003 Old Rustburg Road, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 at Avante` of Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late Robert Lee Sprouse. Born May 31, 1919 in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late Orval Ray and Sally Hendricks Webb. Mrs. Sprouse was a retired supervisor with Wilco Uniform Company. She was a member of Fairview Christian Church and also attended the Christian Chapel. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, George Paul Drinkard Jr. and four brothers, William Webb, Lawrence Webb, James Webb and David Ray Webb. Mrs. Sprouse is survived by two daughters, Erleen D. Hayslette and her husband, James of Madison Heights and Edna D. Marshall and her husband, Robert Lee of Lynchburg; one sister, Mabel W. Drinkard and her husband, Leonard “Pete” also of Lynchburg; two brothers, Bruce C. Webb and his wife, Peggy of Madison Heights and George L. Webb and his wife, Bett of Lynchburg, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from Whitten Park Avenue Chapel by the Rev. Ray Triplett. Interment 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 residence.

Mamie Lee Scott Terry
Mamie Lee Scott Terry, 98, of 1000 Sandusky Drive, died Dec. 29, 1998 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of the late Raliegh Thomas Terry. Born Dec. 13, 1900 in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Ocie and Molly Scott. Mrs. Mamie Terry was a retired homemaker and a member of Madison Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Terry was preceded in death by her two sons, Rodger T. Terry and Vernon Terry; one brother, Lloyd Scott of Grit; two sisters, Gertie Sublett of Gladys and Bessie Bruton of Fayettville, N.C. She is survived by four daughters, Tillie Hunter, Betty Bingham of Lynchburg, Evelyn White McDaniel of Valley Lee, Md., Coretta Davis of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, O.A. Scott of Hurt; two sisters, Sadie S. Barrett, Fayetteville, N.C., Hazel Roach of Gretna; she was the loving grandmother of 17, Shiela Simms, Carolyn Latz, Dianne Ferguson, Tommy White, Sandy Billings, Randy Sanderline, Linda Blazuaki, Ross Davis, Michael Davis, Robert Davis, Yvonne Perry, Tamera Hutcherson, Phillip Terry, Danny Terry (deceased), Roger L. Terry and Dana Burford, great-grandmother of 37, great-great-grandmother of 14, Mamie had a long and productive life, her family and little dog “Amy” will miss her greatly. The family will be at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel on Timberlake Road from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight and all other times at the home of Betty Bingham, 7004 Taylor Road (Richland Hills). Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Madison Heights Baptist Church with interment following in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Terry would have appreciated any remembrances to be given to the Madison Heights Baptist Church.

Marian Andrews Thompson
Marian Andrews Thompson of Rt. 2, Box 713, Evington, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Her remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

David Edward Walker
David Edward Walker, 78, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 in the Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born May 13, 1920 in LaCrosse, Wis., a son of the late Charles Walker and June Wilson Walker. He was retired from Fisher Cheese Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal. He was a member of the American Legion, the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge, USA and the Lutherens of Brethrenhood. He is survived by his wife, Marvis Turpin Walker; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Carol Ann Walker, Long Island, N.Y., Ken and Janet Walker, Louisville, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Caroll Maddy, Bedford; three stepsons, Jack Foster, John Foster both of Bedford, Jimmy Foster, Corinth, Miss. and two grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998 from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford. Mr. Walker will be transported to Lima, Ohio where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999. Burial will follow in Lima, Ohio. The family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday preceding the funeral service. Updike Funeral Home, Bedford in charge of arrangements.

Marcus Hudson Cuneo
APPOMATTOX — Marcus Hudson Cuneo, 84, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Bessie Mays Cuneo. Born in Appomattox County, Nov. 24, 1914, he was a son of the late Hudson Lewis and Ruth White Cuneo. He was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church, a retired painter and a veteran of World War II. He is survived by six brothers and sisters, Mrs. Nora Moore of Appomattox, Mrs. Ethel Mayberry of Spout Spring, Harry Lee Cuneo of Concord, Gertrude Cuneo of Lynchburg, Watson T. Cuneo of Concord, Otis Marvin Cuneo of Monroe, and White L. Cuneo of Rocky Mount. He was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Arnold Cuneo and a sister, Annie Cuneo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Robinson Funeral Home by the Dr. A.C. Smith with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Post #16. The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home one hour before the funeral service.

Annie Lou Hankins Edwards
GRETNA — Annie Lou Hankins Edwards, 95, formerly of Mount Airy, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 at Camelot Hall, Lynchburg. Born March 28, 1903 in Henry County, she was a daughter of the late William Robert Hankins and Minnie Roberta Jones Hankins. She was married to the late Albert Edwards. Mrs. Edwards was predeceased by a son, Jasper Edwards; a daughter, Briley Hedrick; two sons-in-law, Henry Tucker and J.D. Hedrick; five sisters, May Bud Griggs, Ethel Wyatt, Hank Hanna, Doris Pickeral and Velma Willie and one brother, Isaac Hankins. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and a homemaker. She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Alberta and Ed Johnson of Danville, Virginia Ann Tucker of Long Island and Jean and Franklin Midkiff of Lynchburg; two brothers, Dan Hankins of Dry Fork and Owen Hankins of Gretna; two sisters, Lois Pickeral of Lynchburg and Rebecca Eanes of Norfolk; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Edwards of Gretna, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church by the Rev. James W. Mathieson. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence of her daughter, Virginia Ann Tucker, 5104 Straightstone Road, Long Island. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd Glass
Lloyd Glass, 77, of 324 Church Road, Java, died Monday morning in the V.A. Medical Center, Salem. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.

Erma Stone Glass
Erma Stone Glass, 86, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 at her home. She was the widow of Herbert J. Glass. Mrs. Glass was born Jan. 25, 1912, in Halifax County, to Joseph R. Stone and Mary Ellen Hatchett Stone. She was a long standing member and officer of Friendly Bible Class and College Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Russell L. Stone. She is survived by a son, H. Hylton Glass and his wife, Sylvia of Goode; two brothers, Johnson E. Stone of Altavista and Gordon K. Stone and wife, Marion of Lynchburg; three sisters, Doris S. Moon of Lynchburg, Razell S. Morris and her husband, James of Richmond and Margaret S. Craft of Charlottesville; one sister-in-law, Eva D. Stone of Lynchburg, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at Diuguid Rivermont Chapel with the Rev. Jim D. Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Diuguid Rivermont Chapel. Those who wish to make memorial contributions, please consider the College Hill Baptist Church.

Eva B. Gordon
Eva B. Gordon, 86, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 in Eldercare of Franklin County. She was born July 2, 1912 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Theodore Burnette and Fannie Sprouse Burnette. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Gordon Sr. and a grandson, Mack Allen Musgrove. She was a member of the Bedford Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Frank H. Gordon Jr., Bedford; a daughter, Patricia G. Recknor, Bedford; a sister, Hattie Overstreet, Bedford, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 1998 from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford. Interment will follow in the Virginia Memorial Park. Friends may call after noon Thursday, and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford and other times at the residence of the son, Buddy, 1430 Belmont Drive, Bedford. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Bedford Lifesaving Crew.

Helen Flournoy Harding
Mrs. Helen Flournoy Harding, 89, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial at Halifax Memorial Gardens.

Herman Weldon Irby
OHIO — Herman Weldon Irby, 72, of Lexington, Ohio, formerly of Hurt, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 in Ohio. Born Feb. 17, 1926 in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of the late Coleman Alexander Irby and Lucy Wade Yeatts Irby. Mr. Irby was predeceased by three brothers and a sister, Jessie Irby, George Irby, Dan Irby and Ella Mae Irby. He was a retired house painter. He is survived by four brothers, Vance Irby of Hurt, David Irby of Penhook, Curtis Irby of Newport News and Fitzhugh “Pete” Irby of Hurt; seven sisters, Carrie Faris of Hurt, Viola Fulcher of Lynchburg, Eleanor Haynes of Society Hill, S.C., Nera Worley of Hurt, Estelle Simpson of Lynchburg, Dale Shelton of Lynchburg and Drucilla Irby. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at the Colbert-Moran Chapel by the Rev. Harvey Johnson. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his brother, Vance Irby, 429 Reed Creek Drive, Hurt. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Arcie Tuggle Martin
Mary Arcie Tuggle Martin, 83, of Lynchburg, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. Born in Aspen, Va., she was a daughter of the late Rufus Swanson Tuggle and Hallie Smith Tuggle. Mrs. Martin was a member of College Hill Baptist Church, where she was the secretary-treasurer of the Fidelis-Miller Sunday School Class for a number of years and a retired employee of C.V.T.C. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ocie Thomas Martin and two sisters, Bertha Tucker and Arlene Tuggle. She is survived by a son, Carrol Ray Martin and wife, Carolyn of Chester; daughters, Becky M. Sanders of Forest and Gayle M. Crutchfield of Richmond; four brothers, Pelton Tuggle and Claude Tuggle and wife, Frances of Brookneal, Rufus Tuggle and wife, Sterling and Bobby Tuggle and wife, Norma of Lynchburg; two sisters, Beulah Knight and husband, Ronald of Roanoke and Gloria Blythe and husband, Bill of Tenn.; grandchildren, Kim Ernest and Tim, Karen Armentrout and Terry, Faith Martin, Chris Robertson and Angie, Troy Robertson and Ryan Crutchfield, great-grandchildren, Jacob, Logan, Gabrielle, Brianna, Brittany and Tyler. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Earl Clarkson. Burial will be 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 Becky Sanders, 205 Greentree Drive, Forest.

Ms. Tonia Denise Morris
Graveside services for Ms. Tonia Denise Morris will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Carl B. Hutcherson Jr. officiating. The cortege will assemble at 2928 Langhorne Road at 12:15 p.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

William (Dick) Patillo
William (Dick) Patillo departed this life Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the son of the late Walter Patillo Sr. and Sarah Cox Patillo. He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Levi, Howard, John, Earl, Robert, Andrew and Lacy Patillo and one sister, Sarah Frances Patillo. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the ScottZion Baptist Church. He leaves to mourn two brothers, Walter Patillo Jr. and Payton Patillo both of Madison Heights; two sisters, Mary Winget of Detroit, Mich. and Rosa Elliott of Madison Heights; one brother-in-law, Robert Elliott; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Patillo and Margaret Patillo both of Madison Heights and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A.A. Winn officiating. Interment in Scottzion Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 2938 Galts Mill Road and the family will assemble at Community Funeral Home. Community Funeral Home directing.

Clarence E. Payne
Clarence E. Payne of Bedford, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 in the Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Jennie Stokes Reaves
Jennie Stokes Reaves, 83, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 in Heritage Hall of Charlottesville. She was the wife of William Dudley Reaves, both formerly of Lynchburg. Born in Charleston, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Julius Marion Stokes and Rebecca Hunter Stokes. Mrs. Reaves was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church in Lynchburg. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, W. Dudley Reaves of Free Union, Va.; two daughters, Ann Berger of Lynchburg and Claudia Jones of Midlothian; one brother, Dr. Andrew Jackson Stokes of Atlanta, Ga., eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Earl Martin. Entombment will be in the Garden of Peace Mausoleum at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and suggest in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association of Central Virginia, 605 Clay Street, Lynchburg, Va. 24504.

Chris Richie
Chris Richie, 73, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 in Oakwood Manor Nursing Home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Richie; one daughter, Brenda Robinson; one granddaughter, Veronica Robinson; one great-grandchild, Derrick Robinson; one godchild, Tiffany Harris all of Bedford; three sisters, Goldie Goode and Ludie Goode both of Lynchburg, Florence Hardy of Roanoke; three brothers, Trent Richie, Tom Richie both of Lynchburg and Levi Richie of Bedford and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998 at the Bedford Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Fairmont Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at Bedford Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Phyllis Diane Robinson
Funeral services for Miss Phyllis Diane Robinson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from New Vine Baptist Church with the Rev. Mack Johnson 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 1733 Arkansas Avenue at 1:15 p.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Evie Sarver Rodgers
Evie Sarver Rodgers, 92, of Bedford, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born in Bedford County, Sept. 7, 1906, a daughter of the late Willie Fletcher Phillips and Ella May Orange Phillips. She was a member of Bedford Christian Church and was preceded in death by her husbands, Elmer Herman Ruff, Carl A. Sarver and Garnett H. Rodgers and her daughter, Louise Ruff Agee. She is survived by a daughter, Rosemary R. Parker of Thaxton; two sons, Billy H. Ruff of Johnstown, Ohio and Burks E. Ruff of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Ola P. Orange of Bedford, Gladys P. McKinney of Montvale and Elsie Phillips of Columbus, Ohio; two half sisters, Cora Woodford of Bedford and Elizabeth Kinzley of Lynchburg, also numerous grandchildren including John A. Ruff with whom she made her home and Sue Agee both of Bedford, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at Bedford Christian Church with the Rev. James E. Compton Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Peaksview Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, 586-3443.

Neva Turner Skinnell
Neva Turner Skinnell, 95, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 in Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1903 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late William Otis Turner and Dora Angeline Saunders Skinnell. Her husband was the late James Teass Skinnell. She was a member of the Bethesda United Methodist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Martha S. Markham, Goode, Elizabeth Angeline Skinnell, Bedford, Shelby S. Mays, Madison Heights; a son, Andrew T. (Proctor) Skinnell, Lynchburg; a sister, Louise McDaniel, Bedford, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Huddleston by the Rev. Dr. Pat Simon and the Rev. Garry Shelton. Private family interment will follow in the Skinnell family cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. today and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home, Huddleston.

Wilbert Lee Smith
Wilbert Lee Smith of 1008 Randolph Lane, departed this life Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born Feb. 5, 1949 to the late Robert and Hattie Calloway Smith. In his youth, he joined the Flat Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Booker and Mrs. Geraldine McCoy and three brothers, Lawrence, Herman and Robert Smith Jr. He is survived by eight brothers, Curtis, Earl, Alroy, Randolph, William, Leroy, Clayton and James Smith and their wives, two sisters, Mrs. Annie Hughes and Mrs. Bernice Lewis; a devoted uncle, Floyd Calloway and a host of loving nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998 at Flat Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Lee, eulogist and the Rev. Edward Austin, officiating. Interment in the Freeman family cemetery. His remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Community Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Community Funeral Home directing.

Mozelle Johnson Spencer
Mrs. Mozelle Johnson Spencer of 5329 Richmond Highway, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas Johnson Sr. and the late Mrs. Edith Farmer Johnson. Her husband was the late Paul Louis Spencer Sr. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Mrs. Vonnie S. Jones and four sons, Robert Spencer, Paul Louis Spencer Jr., Larry Spencer and Johnny Spencer all of Lynchburg; a brother, William Thomas Johnson Jr. of Lynchburg; three sisters, Mrs. Donna Carter of Silver Hill, Md., Mrs. Thelma Baucum of Hillcrest, Md. and Mrs. Patricia Bolling of Adelphi, Md., 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two children, Lorretta Spencer and Bernard Spencer. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Jackson officiating with interment in Megginson Cemetery. She will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. The cortege will assemble at the residence at 10:30 a.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Estelle Webb Sprouse
Estelle Webb Sprouse, 79, of 2003 Old Rustburg Road, died Sunday at Avante` of Lynchburg. Whitten Park Avenue is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice Cundiff Wheeler
BEDFORD — Beatrice Cundiff Wheeler, 73, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 19, 1925 in Bedford, a daughter of the late Herbert David Cundiff and Martha Mayhew Cundiff. She was a member of Thaxton Baptist Church. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Charles Robert Wheeler Sr.; a son, Charles R. Wheeler Jr. and wife, Donna of Bedford; four daughters, Joyce Zdenek and her husband, Bob of Bedford, Barbara Bauer and her husband, Glen of Orange Park, Fla., Becky Robertson and her husband, Jimmy of Forest and Patricia DeSimone and her husband, John of Bedford; a brother, Frank Cundiff of Blackstone; a sister, Margie Clifton of Blackstone; 10 grandchildren, Cindy Ware, David Bauer, Timothy Templeton, Robbie Templeton, Christi Toms, Brandy Ferguson, Julie Wheeler, Crystal Robertson, Carlee DeSimone and Chad DeSimone; and three great-grandchildren, Amber Ware, Alexson Williams and Dylan Templeton. A special thank you to Russell Fellers for all the help and care you gave. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Beck officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Thaxton Baptist Church or the Arthritis Foundation. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Alfonso Bennett
Alfonso Bennett, 65, of 1225 Mill Creek Road, Chatham died Saturday in Danville Regional Medical Center. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna in charge of arrangements.

Ella F. Cox Boling
Mrs. Ella Boling departed this life Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born in Campbell County on May 23, 1903 to the late Preston and Bettie Cox. She was preceded in death by her husband, McKinley “Mac” Boling, a son and a daughter. She was a member of the Mt. Peeler Baptist Church. She is survived by three sisters; Ora Jackson, Eunice Boling, Lorraine Porter; and one brother, Adolphus Cox, Sr., all of Lynchburg, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The funeral announcement will appear later. The family is receiving friends at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Lorraine Porter at Rt. 3, Lynchburg. Her remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Maria del Campo
GRETNA - Maria Josefa del Campo, 81, of Gretna died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 at Gretna Health Care Center. Born Dec. 17, 1917 in Cuba, she was a daughter of the late Emilio Alcala-Galiano and Cristina Gonzalez. Mrs. del Campo was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Ramon G. del Campo of the residence; two sons, Ray del Campo of Gretna and Emilio del Campo of Germantown, Md.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 at Colbert-Moran Chapel by the Rev. W. D. Lilly. Burial will follow in the Carl O. Moran Memorial Garden. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Gretna Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 14, Gretna, Va. 24557 or The Pittsylvania County Chapter of the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 78, Chatham, Va. 24531. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Doris Woods Eagle
Doris Woods Eagle, 60, of 2331 Lakeside Drive, Lot. 17 died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1998 at her residence. She was the wife of Andrew Lee Eagle. She was born Sept. 9, 1938 in N.C., a daughter of the late Silas J. Woods and Bessie Reeves Woods. In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children, Cindy Mayberry, Christy Carter, James Earl Hillman, Ritchy Hillman and Thad Hillman all of Lynchburg; five brothers, James Woods of Elon, Rodger Woods and Glenn Woods of Lynchburg, J. L. Woods of Danville and Ralph Woods of Amherst; four sisters, Peggy Harris of Lynchburg, Gilda Campbell of Amherst, Lucy Stanley and Patsy Hylton of Danville; eleven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday in Meade Cemetery by the Rev. Tommy Love from N.C. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

Annie Lou Hankins-Edwards
GRETNA - Annie Lou Hankins Edwards, 95, formerly of Mount Airy, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 at Camelot Hall, Lynchburg, Born March 28, 1903 in Henry County, she was a daughter of the late William Robert Hankins and Minnie Roberta Jones Hankins. She was married to the late Albert Edwards. Mrs. Edwards was predeceased by a son Jasper Edwards; a daughter Briley Hedrick; two sons-in-law, Henry Tucker and J.D. Hedrick; five sisters, May Bud Griggs, Ethel Wyatt, Hank Hanna, Doris Pickeral and Velma Willie; one brother, Isaac Hankins. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and a homemaker. She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Alberta and Ed Johnson of Danville, Virginia Ann Tucker of Long Island and Jean and Franklin Midkiff of Lynchburg; two brothers, Dan Hankins of Dry Fork and Owen Hankins of Gretna; two sisters, Lois Pickeral of Lynchburg and Rebecca Eanes of Norfolk; eight grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 at St. John’s Episcopal Church by the Reverend James W. Mathieson. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence of her daughter Virginia Ann Tucker, 5104 Straightstone Road, Long Island. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Falero, Jr.
PAMPLIN - Frank Falero, Jr., 65, died Sunday morning, Dec. 27, 1998 at Southside Community Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy Sadler Falero. Born in Juncos, Puerto Rico, May 2, 1933, he was a son of Pedra Villafane’ Whitaker of Hacienda Heights, Calif., and the late Frank Falero, Sr. He was of the Catholic faith and attended Pamplin United Methodist Church, a retired painting contractor and a veteran of the US Army. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by five children, Peggy Jones of Colonial Heights, Maria White of Ashland, Randall Scott Falero of Kississmee, Fla., Cathy Falero of Farmville and Kimberly Falero of Pamplin; two step-sons, Allen Hooven, Cumberland and Barry Watkins, Appomattox; his brothers and sisters, Irma Gonzales, Meriden, Conn., Robert Whitaker, Calif., Anita Warden and her husband Robert, Dana Point, Calif., Catherine Jansen and her husband William, Hacienda Heights, Calif.; two aunts who reared him, Margot Villafane’ and Gracie Camargo, both of Altadena, Calif.; nine grandchildren, one great-grandson, nine nieces and nephews and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosa. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 at Pamplin United Methodist Church by the Rev. George Riggins with burial in Pamplin Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight and other times at the residence. Those who wish to make memorials are asked to please consider the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.

Eva B. Gordon
Eva B. Gordon, 86, of Bedford passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Grace Hackworth
Grace Hackworth, 92, of Lynchburg died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998 in the Medical Care Center. She was a daughter of the late William C. and Molly C. Hackworth. Miss Hackworth lived her life in Lynchburg where she was born in 1906. She was a life-long member of Centenary United Methodist Church where she enjoyed working with children in the nursery and playing the piano for the Children’s Division and the Wesleyan Adult Class. She was a retired organist. Miss Hackworth was preceded in death by four sisters, Lola Thomas, Nellie Burton, Minnie Woodall, and Mary Hackworth; and two brothers, William and Frank C. Hackworth. Miss Hackworth is survived by many nieces, Mrs. Robert S. Eagle, Jr. and Mrs. James T. Moore of Lynchburg, Mrs. William Roach of King George, Mrs. Dorothy Elliott of Clearwarter, Fla., Mrs. Harold Grassley of Bucyrus, Ohio; two nephews, Mr. Robert Hackworth of Lynchburg, and Mr. Frank Hackworth of Bedford; numerous great nieces and nephews, including a dear great niece, Mrs. Mary Jane Hord of Bucyrus, Ohio. The family will receive friends at 12 p.m. Tuesday at Woodall Tharp prior to a 1 p.m. funeral service by the Rev. C. Douglas Pillow and the Rev. Joseph T. Carson. Interment will be in the Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, Children’s Division. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Sylvester Jones
Sylvester Jones, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 in Lewis-Gale Hospital in Salem. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the Pure Gospel Holiness Church of God and Christ in Bedford. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Goode cemetery. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Charles A. Lambdin, Sr.
FRANKLIN - Charles Arthur Lambdin, Sr., 71, a former resident of Lynchburg died December 25, 1998. Born July 8, 1927 in Richmond, he was a son of the late Arthur Love and Elizabeth Anne Roeder Lambdin and the widower of Anna Stuart Headlee Lambdin. A Navy veteran of WWII, Mr. Lambdin was a retired librarian for Wiley and Wilson in Lynchburg. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg. Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth Lambdin Thorneloe and her husband, Dr. William F. Thorneloe, of Smyrna, Ga.; his son, Charles Arthur Lambdin, Jr., and his wife, Judy, of Franklin; four grandchildren, Katharine Perkins Thorneloe, Martha Stuart Thorneloe, Charles Arthur “Tripp” Lambdin, III and Anna Stuart Lambdin. He was predeceased by one sister, Elizabeth Lambdin Freeman of St. Louis, Mo. A memorial service will be conducted 10:30 a.m., Tuesday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Alan J. Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery, Farmville. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home and suggests that memorials be made to the Franklin Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 179, Franklin, Va., 23851 or to the Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Department, C/O Janie Ferguson, 21005 Drake Road, Franklin, Va., 23851.

Tonia Denise Morris
Miss Tonia Denise Morris of 1438 Meridian Place, N.W. received her wings and flew away home on Friday, Dec. 25, 1998 at the Hospice of Washington in Washington, D.C. Born June 15, 1965, she was the daughter of Ms. Nancy Coleman. In addition to her mother, she leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Tiffany and Stephanie Lynn Morris, both of Washington, D. C.; her grandson, Master Anton Harris; a devoted sister, Tracey Morris, and nephew Jamal Morris, and her sister Renee Morris, all of Lynchburg; two brothers, James Hamlette and his wife Pernie of Bedford, and Sylvester Coleman of Richmond; a special friend, Pete Cooper of Washington, D. C., and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence of her sister, Tracey Morris at 2928 Langhorne Road. The funeral announcement will appear later. Her remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

George Reaves, Jr.
George Reaves, Jr. of 1023 Ardmore Drive departed this life on December 24, 1998. He leaves to cherish his memory one sister, Rosa Brown of Madison heights, and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. His remains rest at Winfree-Wright Funeral Service, Inc., 162 Depot Street, Amherst. A funeral service will be held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Tuesday at 1 p.m. His remains will lie in state one hour prior to service. The Rev. John Austin will officiate and the interment will be in the Christian Aid Cemetery, M. L. Winfree directing.

Phyllis Diane Robinson
Miss Phyllis Diane Robinson of Rt. 5, Box 590, Lynchburg died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born in Campbell County she was a daughter of William Robinson and the late Mrs. Dorothy Jones Robinson. She was a member of New Vine Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Cynthia Robinson and Debra Robinson, both of Lynchburg; five sisters, Lillie Smith (Carl) of Rustburg, Doris Robinson, Mildred Smith (Dennis), Debra Robinson (Frank), and Wanda Jones (Haywood) all of Lynchburg; six brothers, Leroy Robinson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Franklin Robinson (Vernice) and Douglas Robinson, all of Madison Heights, and James Robinson (Virginia), Wilbert Robinson (Donna), and David Robinson, all of Lynchburg; two devoted friends, Dorothy Napier and Carolyn Turpin; five grandchildren, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence of her sister, Wanda Jones, at 1733 Arkansas Ave. The funeral announcement will appear later. Her remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Wilbert Smith
Wilbert Smith departed this life Sunday in Lynchburg General Hospital. The funeral announcement will appear later. His remains rest at the Community Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 1019 Randolph Lane.

Mozelle Spencer
Mrs. Mozelle Spencer died Sunday at Virginia Baptist Hospital. Survivors include 5 children, 4 brothers and sisters. Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 846-1337.

Edna H. Williams
Edna H. Williams, 701 Madison Street departed this life Friday in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was a daughter of the late John and Ada M. Harvey. She was the wife of the late Henry A. Williams, Sr. She is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Yolanda (James) Bean of Md., Yvonne (Bryant) Nowlin, Jr. of Evington, and Julie Williams of Lynchburg; four sons and their spouses, Loxie (Robin) Williams of Va. Beach, Henry (Debra) Williams of Lynchburg, James (Debra) Ware of Lynchburg, and Bruce C. Williams of Lynchburg; fourteen grandchildren, and other devoted family and friends, including (Evanda G. Jefferson, Regina Banks, Liz Brown and Dollie Wesley. The family is receiving friends at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted, Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Way of the Cross Baptist Church, Rev. Mary O. Johnson officiating, with interment in the Harvey Family Cemetery. She will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service. The cortege will assemble at the residence at 10:15 a.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Larry W. Bennett
Larry W. Bennett, 61, of Coral Springs, Fla., formerly of Lynchburg from 1963-1985, passed away on Dec. 22, 1998 after a long illness. The Bennett family attended Forest Road United Methodist Church for many years. He is survived by his wife Nancy H. Bennett of Coral Springs; three daughters, Vicki B. Duval of Coral Springs, Patti B. Lingafelt of Durham, N.C., and Tamara B. Ortiz of Charlotte, N.C., and six grandchildren. Other family members live in Harrisonburg. Funeral services were conducted by Kraeer Funeral Home, Coral Springs on Dec. 26, 1998. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice Foundation of America.

Gilbert Thomas Carter
Gilbert Thomas Carter, 93, of Halifax died Dec. 25, 1998 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Funeral Services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Winns Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

Collie Moment Crider
Collie Moment Crider, 76, of Route 1, Lynch Station died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 at Avante of Lynchburg. Cook & Minnis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Charles Edward Goin
Charles Edward Goin, 66, of 102 Edgewood Drive, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998. He was the husband of Bernice Crawford Goin. Mr. Goin was born Jan. 24, 1922 to the late Jacob Henry and Irene Carwile Goin. He was the manager of Schewel Furniture in Altavista and retired after 43 years. He was a member of the Altavista Chamber of Commerce and served with the United States Navy. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three step-sons, Frank Burnette and Lowell Burnette, both of Lynchburg, and John Burnette of Gladys; a step-daughter, Barbara Burnette Snow of Forest; his aunt Mary Frances Goin; several nieces and nephews; six grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren. A private graveside service was conducted at Fort Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Paul Wheeler officiating. Woodall-tharp funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Grace Hackworth
Grace Hackworth, 92, formerly of Bedford Ave., died Friday, Dec. 25 at Medical Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home, 237-9424.

Louise Boswell Harris
Louise Boswell Harris, 86, of 128 Summit Road, Danville, died Dec. 25, 1998, at Roman Eagle Memorial Home, after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. George A. Harris, Jr. who died April 1, 1983. She was born Jan. 9, 1912 in Burkville, a daughter of the late John F. Boswell and Una Payseur Boswell. Mrs. Harris lived most of her life in Burkville and Charlotte Court House area and in 1986 moved to Danville. Prior to her retirement, she worked as an associate professor of the campus school at Longwood College. She had acquired a masters degree in education and worked with WMU camps as a director for a number of years and was an active member of Woodberry Hills Baptist Church and was a member of the Love Circle and The True Seekers Sunday School Class. She is survived by two sons, George F. Harris and the Rev. Lewis P. Harris Sr., and a loving daughter-in-law, Peggy Harris, all of Danville; a sister-in-law, Mickie Boswell of Crewe; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews. She was the last survivor of her immediate family. A funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Alden Hicks at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 27 at Woodberry Hills Baptist Church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte Court House. The family will receive friends at the residence. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to The Woodberry Hills Baptist Church Bldg. Fund, 617 Audubon Drive, Danville, Va. 24540. Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home, 703 North Main Street, Danville, is in charge of arrangements.

Iris Jackson Harrison
Iris Jackson Harrison, 76, of Charlottesville, died Dec. 23, 1998 in a local hospital. Born Jan. 28, 1922 in Sampson County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Rupert T. and Jeanette Jackson and was the wife of the late Perry Noel Harrison, Jr. Mrs. Harrison retired from Miller & Rhoades and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Jean Harrison “Jackie” D’Alton and The Honorable James F. D’Alton of Petersburg and Carolyn Harrison Barnes and Michael Timothy Barnes of Charlottesville; two sisters, Jean Harper of Smithfield, N.C. and Nancy Carrin of Angier; a brother, Kenneth Jackson of Angier; five grandchildren, Tanner Smith of Durham, N.C., Harrison Smith of Petersburg, Berkeley D’Alton of Chapel Hill, N.C., Timothy Barnes and Justin Barnes, both of Charlottesville. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 at the Teague Chapel with Rev. Don Carlton officiating. Interment will follow in Monticello Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. today at the Teague Funeral Home. The family would like to thank Dr. Sylvia Hendricks and Dr. Cynthia Spaulding and their staff for providing such special care. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 1290 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, Va. 22901 or The Cardwell Center, 459 Locust Avenue, Charlottesville, Va. 22902.

Frances Smith Jamerson
Frances Smith Jamerson, 96, of Bedford died Wednesday, December 23, 1998. She was born in Washington County, Md., on November 6, 1902, daughter of the late Mahlon Carlton Smith and Fannie Kitzmiller Smith. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Roland W. “Pete” Jamerson; and her son, Roland Walton Jamerson, Jr. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth J. and James W. Brunson of Lynchburg, and Nancy J. and Ed Dangler of Kailua, Hawaii; a daughter-in-law, Mary H. Jamerson of Williamsburg; a brother, Elmer C. Smith of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Beth Brunson, Lea Brunson, Will Brunson, Nan Carmack, Jean Dangler, Mark Dangler, Keith Jamerson, and Susan Frontain; also twelve great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 28, 1998, at Main Street United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. D. Glen Langston and the Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass, Jr. officiating. Interment will be private in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church parlor following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, 586-3443

Sylvester Jones
Mr. Sylvester Jones of Bedford died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 in the Lewis Gale Hospital, Salem. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Earl Dewey Meador
Earl Dewey Meador, 70, of Elon, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Mattie Moore Meador. He was born Sept. 2, 1928 in Amherst County, a son of the late Frank Meador and Lena Thornton Meador and was raised by his grandparents, William and Laura Meadow. He retired from the Amherst County School Transportation System and was a former owner of Meador & Morcom Auto Service. Mr. Meador was an Army veteran of Korea and a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Meador and a sister, Viola M. Davis Mitchell. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Randy Meador and his wife, Gail of Alpharetta, Ga. and Steve Meador and his wife, Gayle of Pleasant View; four grandchildren, Carrie, Jason, Sarah and Kristen Meador; one brother-in-law, James C. Moore, Jr. of Lynchburg and two lifelong friends, Ezra G. Humphrey and Bobby France of Madison Heights. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Whitten Monelison Chapel by the Rev. Wayne Meredith and the Rev. Eugene Campbell. Interment will be in Briarwood Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the residence. Those who wish to make memorials may consider Northminster Presbyterian Church Building Fund or a favorite charity.

Edomia Payne
Mrs. Edomia Payne of Bedford died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998 at her residence. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Ray Robey Ramey
Ray Robey Ramey, 70, of 1922 Tabby Lane, Altavista, died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, in Autumn Care of Altavista. He was the husband of Eunice Tinnin Ramey. Born April 17, 1928, in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Eugene Ramey and Gretta Robey Ramey Scheffel. Ray was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy for two years. He retired from the Lane Company as a Vice-President after 36 years of service. Ray was a 1951 graduate of the University of Virginia where he remained active in alumni affairs. He served for two years as President of the Virginia Student Aid Foundation and served six years on the Board of Managers of the Alumni Association. He was also a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and Lawn Society. Ray was a member of Lane Memorial United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ray Robey Ramey, Jr. and his wife Bonnie of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Ann Robey Ramey of Forest; two grandchildren, Mary Frances Ramey and Elizabeth Dawn Ramey of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Eugenia R. Mausteller and her husband Mike of Newport News. Ray was preceded in death by his twin brother Roy, and a younger brother Byron. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 in Green Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Jeff Allen. The family will receive friends at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista from 7-8:30 p.m. today and other times at the residence. The family suggests that those who wish to make memorials consider the Altavista Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1, Altavista, Va. 24517.

Phyllis D. Robinson
Phyllis D. Robinson, 47, departed this life on Saturday, Survived by two daughters, five sisters, six brothers. Carl B Hutcherson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Anne Garrett Snow
Barbara Anne Garrett Snow, 62, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Mrs. Snow was born Jan. 2, 1936, in Lynchburg to Kermit and Betty Garrett. She was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church. She is survived by a son and his wife, James Daniel Snow, Jr. and Sharon of Hertford, N.C.; two sisters, Christine Evans and Iris Yvonne Thacker of Rustburg; three brothers, Maynard E. Garrett of Roanoke, Kermit Garrett, Jr. of Groton, Conn., and Ralph Gene Garrett of Rustburg; three grandchildren, Tiffany Dianne Snow, James Daniel Snow, III, and Charles Alexander Snow. A funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 at 10 a.m. at Thomas Road Baptist Church, Pate Chapel with Dr. Jerry Falwell officiating. The family will receive friends today from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Diuguid Rivermont Chapel and other times at the residence, 2204 Haden Street. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Steven Roderick Tharp, Sr.
Steven Roderick Tharp, Sr., 38, of San Diego, Calif. died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Steve was born Oct. 27, 1960 in Calif., the son of Gloria Gamez Tharp and the late Robert Lee Tharp, Sr. He was recently preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. R.V. Jenkins of San Francisco, Calif. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his former wife, Benita Tharp Salmon; one son, Steven R. Tharp, Jr. of Goode; one grandson, Joseph; two brothers, Robert L. Tharp, Jr. of Plano, Texas and his twin brother, Michael E. Tharp of Lynchburg; two sisters, Diane Johnson and Kathy Phipps of San Diego and a number of nieces and nephews. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church by the Monsignor J. Kenneth Rush. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Whitten Timberlake Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Edna H. Williams
Edna H. Williams, 701 Madison Street departed this life Friday in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was a daughter of the late John and Ada M. Harvey. She was the wife of the late Henry A. Williams, Sr. She is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Yolanda (James) Bean of Md., Yvonne (Bryant) Nowlin, Jr. of Evington, and Julie Williams of Lynchburg; four sons and their spouses, Loxie (Robin) Williams of Va. Beach, Henry (Debra) Williams of Lynchburg, James (Debra) Ware of Lynchburg, and Bruce C. Williams of Lynchburg; fourteen grand- children, and other devoted family and friends, including (Evanda G. Jefferson, Regina Banks, Liz Brown and Dollie Wesley.

Kenneth C. Wright, Jr. (Brother)
Kenneth Cornelius Wright, Jr. (Brother), 31, of Madison Heights died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. Born in Alexandria, June 4, 1967, he was a son of Kenneth Cornelius Wright, Sr. and Linda Campbell Wright. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Lynchburg, the Piney River Moose Lodge No. 2032, and was employed as a machine operation at Old Virginia Brick. In addition to his wife, Tammy Shoemaker Wright, survivors include his parents; a brother, Carroll Dale Wright and wife Teressa of Amherst; two sisters, Melissa Ann Law and husband Alex, and Kimberly Sue Tomlin and husband Mike, all of Amherst; paternal grandmother, Effie Mays of Roseland; parents-in-law, Shirley Shoemaker and William Huffman of Madison Heights, and Richard Shoemaker and Norma of Amherst; four brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Calvin Hamilton of Amherst. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Fitzgerald with burial in Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today and at other times at the home of his parents at 242 Canody Store Road in Amherst.

William Bennett Wright
William Bennett Wright, 99, of Ocala, Fla., and formerly of Nelson County died Nov. 16, 1998 at Ocala. Born Nov. 13, 1899 in Nelson County he was a son of the late John Will Wright and Mattie Woodson Wright. He was a retired self-employed carpenter. Twice married he was preceded in death by both wives, Myrtle O. Wright and Mary Dickerson Wright. He is survived by a daughter Merie Dell Hill of Christiansburg and a son William B. Wright, Jr. of McLean; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston with the Rev. David Swing officiating with interment in Mountain View Cemetery at Lovingston. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.


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