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Katherine Pretner Allman
Katherine Allman of Hillcrest Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Mrs. Allman is survived by a daughter, Janet McClurg, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Gladys Kidd Austin
Gladys Kidd Austin, 85, of 3314 Lewis Ford Road, Brookneal, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1999 in Heritage Hall. She was the wife of Aubrey W. Austin. Born Nov. 17, 1913 in Nelson County, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Betty Harvey Kidd. She was a member of Wesleybury United Methodist Church and had worked at William Campbell High School for 19 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Jones B. Austin and his wife, Dana of Brookneal; a sister, Bell Whitesell of Gladys; a niece, Betty Frutus of Gladys; a sister-in-law, Odell Austin of Brookneal; a brother-in-law, Kenneth W. Austin of Gladys; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many friends and relatives. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 in Wesleybury United Methodist Church by the Rev. Judy Carlson and the Rev. Samuel Caldwell. Burial will follow in Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Gladys and other times at the residence. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the American Cancer Society, 2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501 or the Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association, 230 9th Street, Lynchburg, Va. 24504.

Mrs. Adell W. Berkley
Mrs. Adell W. Berkley departed this life Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Pittsylvania County, Dec. 25, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Peaches and Tucker Gunter. She was the wife of the late William Berkley. She leaves to cherish her memory three nieces, Brenda Gunter of Lynchburg, Grace King of N.Y., Anna Davis and husband of Danville; one nephew, Alfred King of Danville; one great nephew, Russell Christian Jr. and wife, of Savannah, Ga. and a host of cousins and friends. Mrs. Berkley was a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church where she sung on the choir for many years. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 1999 at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Haywood Robinson officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home. The family will receive friends for the wake from 7-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 and other times at 19 Wostdale Drive. May God be with you. Community Funeral Home directing.

Malon R. Dalton Sr.
GRETNA — Malon Ray Dalton Sr., 55, of 3669 Owens Mill Road, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 in Danville Regional Medical Center. Born July 29, 1943 in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of the late Guy Owen Dalton Sr. and Mildred Younger Dalton. He was a farmer and an employee of Klopman. Mr. Dalton was an active member of Summersett Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, a former Sunday School Superintendent and was a member of the church softball team. He is survived by his wife, Frances Farris Dalton of the residence; one son, Malon Ray Dalton Jr. of Gretna; one daughter, Terri Renee Dalton of Collinsville; six brothers, Berkley Dalton of Hurt, Garry Dalton, Ronnie Dalton, Doug Dalton, Guy O. Dalton Jr. all of Gretna, Jerry Dalton of Penhook; four sisters, Barbara Hawkins, Louise Woolard, Betty George and Geraldine Ayers all of Gretna. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Summersett Baptist Church by the Rev. Bert Johnson. Interment will follow in the church 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 and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Dalton, 6841 Music St., Gretna. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Green Hall
Mary Green Hall, 87, of Brookneal, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Rufus Nowlin Hall. Born in Campbell County, April 17, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Allen Green and the late Elizabeth Frazier Green. Mrs. Hall was retired from Bates Textile Co. and was a member of Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Mary was preceded in death by one sister, Abby Whorley. She is survived by three sons, Lee Roy Hall, James C. Hall and Gary E. Hall; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara H. Dale and Mrs. Brenda Reid all of Lynchburg; two brothers, Richard Green and Julian W. Green, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from Whitten Park Avenue Chapel with the Rev. John M. Robbins. Interment will be in Green family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today.

Floyd Nelson Hawkins
Floyd Nelson Hawkins, 82, of Forest, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Madeline Wright Hawkins for 58 years. Born in Bedford County, May 11, 1916, he was a son of the late Samuel McDaniel Hawkins and Sallie Newcomb Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins was retired from Page Wilson Auto Supply. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church where he served for many years as a Sunday school teacher and Deacon. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Muriel H. and Jim Riley of Evington; two brothers, Otha Hawkins of Lynchburg and Jasper Hawkins of Goode; two granddaughters, Lynn R. Saunders and her husband, Hubert of Evington and Deanna R. Storey and her husband, Bobby of Rustburg and four great-grandchildren, Rachel and Rebecca Saunders and Amanda and Adam Storey. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday from Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Dr. Maurice T. McCarthy Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Those wishing to make memorial contributions should consider Beulah Baptist Church.

James Daryl Higginbotham
LYNCHBURG — James Daryl Higginbotham, 71, of Rt. 2, Box 297, Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 as the result of an automobile accident. Born in Nelson County, he was a son of the late James Daniel and Idelle Miller Higginbotham. He is survived by his wife, Molly Tweedy Higginbotham of the home; three sons, Daryl Wayne Higginbotham of Lovingston, Barry Daniel Higginbotham of Spotsylvania, David William Higginbotham of Lynchburg; three brothers, Leo T. Higginbotham of Roseland, Douglas M. Higginbotham of McLean, Dowell M. Higginbotham of Springfield; two sisters, Minnie J. Mills of Falls Church, Gloria C. Higginbotham of Arlington; five grandchildren, April, Joshua, Ethan, John Francis and Daniel George Higginbotham. He was preceded in death by one sister, Nevalline H. Massie. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Monday, Jan. 11, 1999 at Piney River Funeral Home, Piney River by the Rev. John Campbell and the Rev. Winfred W. Simpson. Interment will be in Jonesboro Baptist Church Cemetery, Roseland. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 at Piney River Funeral Home.

James (Hurt) Robert Hurt Jr.
James (Hurt) Robert Hurt Jr., 57, slipped away Jan. 7, 1999 to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born Dec. 27, 1941 in Bedford, he was the son of Mrs. Carrie V. Hurt and the late James Hurt Sr. He was a member of Sharon Baptist Church. In addition to his loving mother, he is survived by his former wife, Mrs. Josephine Hurt Mangle; two children, Jammie Hurt and Felicia Hurt all of W.Va.; a brother, Charles (Hackie) Hurt; one sister, Mrs. Susie Hamilton and one brother-in-law, Charlie Hamilton all of Big Island; devoted friends, Hubert Fitzgerald and family, five grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joe Harris. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from Sharon Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Stallings officiating and the Rev. L.S. Otey, eulogist. He will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Rachel Harvey Jones
SPOUT SPRING — Rachel Harvey Jones, 80, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 in the Appomattox Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Norman Hunter Jones Sr. Born in Oakville, Sept. 9, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Lytton Harvey and Etta Martin Harvey. She was a graduate of Appomattox High School and Phillips Business College. She was employed by the United States Postal Service for 27 years at the Spout Spring Post Office. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and a former teacher of the adult Sunday school class. She is survived by her children, Norman Hunter Jones Jr. and his wife, Joanne of Atco, N.J., W. Earl Jones and his wife, Marcie of Spout Spring and Carol J. Knight and her husband, Kenneth of Manakin Sabot; five grandchildren, Michael P. Jones of Ruckersville, W. Hunter Jones and Bridget N. Jones of Spout Spring, Douglas Jones of Atco, N.J. and Hunter Knight of Manakin Sabot; one brother, W. Lathan Harvey and his wife, Paige; two sisters, Winifred H. Martin and Birdie Z. Harvey all of Appomattox and nephews and nieces, Charles S. Martin Jr., William L. Harvey, Nancy M. Dickerson and Mary Lou Harvey. She was preceded in death by four brothers, John C. Harvey, E.W. (Ed) Harvey, H.T. Harvey and Leon M. Harvey. Rachel has been a resident of the Appomattox Health Care Center since Aug. where she has been lovingly cared for by all the staff. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 at Mount Comfort United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bob Winston and the Rev. Mike Ferguson. Burial will follow in the Martin family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the home of Earl and Marcie Jones. Those wishing to make gifts of remembrance please consider the Appomattox County Rescue Squad, a highly skilled and dedicated group of professionals who serve our community.

Freddie William “Fred” Klages III
Freddie William “Fred” Klages III, 49, of 125 Phillips Circle, Lynchburg, died Jan. 7, 1999. Born in N.C., he was the son of the late Freddie William Klages Jr. and Odell E. Liverman Klages. He was a meat cutter for Kroger and owner of Lynchburg Cleaning. He is survived by one sister, Eunice Neece of Salem; one brother, Bobby Klages of Suffolk. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 1999 at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Rev. T.A. Powell. The family will receive friends at the residence of Bobby Klages, 761 Babbtown Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Baptist Home. Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon Robert Lawrence
Gordon Robert Lawrence, 75, of Bedford, formerly of Salem, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 in a Bedford hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Lawrence; a son, Larry Lawrence, Roanoke; a daughter, Leah Kendricks, Salem; stepchildren, Donald O. Cocke, Big Island, John E. Cocke, Barbara C. Sims, Curtis E. Cocke, Wesley L. Cocke all of Bedford, Ann C. Wilcher, Salem, four grandchildren, one step great-grandchild, 13 step grandchildren, one step great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, Jan. 11, 1999 with the Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lotz Salem Chapel and other times at the residence. Friends may call after noon today at the Lotz Salem Chapel.

Mrs. Kathleen Lewis Massie
Mrs. Kathleen Lewis Massie of 232 Elon Road, Madison Heights, departed this life Friday afternoon. Community Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Douglas Valois Shepperd
Douglas Valois Shepperd, 84, of Madison Heights, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 at his home. He was the husband of Thelma Hoyer Shepperd. Mr. Shepperd was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., July 6, 1914 to the late John William and Elizabeth Irene Scout Shepperd. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert F. Shepperd of Evington and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Woodall-Tharp Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Hills or the American Cancer Society. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Ona Kaye Slusher
Ona Kaye Slusher, 27, of Bedford, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 1999. Graveside services 2 p.m. Sunday, Holy Land USA Cemetery. Visitation 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Mary Ruth Tolley
Mary Ruth Tolley, 85, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 at Camelot Hall. Miss Tolley was born April 18, 1913 in Bedford County to William Rosser and Idelia Mays Tolley. She was a retired seamstress from C.V. Cones Garment Factory and a member of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Tolley. She is survived by a sister, Lottie Virginia Tolley of Camelot Hall and a sister-in-law, Louise Wooldridge Tolley of The Oaks both in Lynchburg and a number of cousins. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 at Camelot Hall Nursing Home with the Rev. Bernard Bangley officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today at Camelot Hall, South Wing, Room 73. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin David Towler
Melvin David Towler, 56, of Gretna, died Thursday. Funeral services 4 p.m. Sunday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Chapel, Gretna.

Katie Jones Wright
Katie Jones Wright was born on June 8, 1926 and departed this life on Jan. 7, 1999 in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Delores M. Wright, Gloria W. Hobson (Greg), Ernestine W. Langhorne (Leonard); two sons, Rawlince R. Wright, Robert L. Wright (Jeannie) all of Bedford; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mary V. Jones; four brothers, Roy Jones, Eugene Jones, Calvin Jones and William Jones all of Bedford; three sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 1999 at the Haven of Rest, 515 Otey Street, Bedford. Interment will follow in the Fairmont Cemetery, Bedford. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 at the Bedford Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Thomas Dillard Wright Jr.
Thomas Dillard Wright Jr., 91, of 4510 Wards Road, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Laura Louise Wright for 65 years. Mr. Wright was born in Nelson County, April 25, 1907 to the late Thomas Dillard Wright Sr. and Ora Higginbotham Wright. He was a charter member of Flat Creek Baptist Church, a maintenance employee with Campbell County Schools. He was a member of Mackey Masonic Lodge #69 A.F. & A.M. Rustburg and the Lynchburg Valley Acient and Accepted Scottish Rite. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Ronnie Wright, Dillard Wright both of Rustburg Gene Wright and his wife, Myra of Columbia, S.C., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters and a daughter-in-law, Rhonda S. Wright, A funeral service will be conducted at noon today at Flat Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernest Carey officiating with Masonic Rites by Mackey Lodge #69 A.F. & A.M. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Mackey Lodge #69 A.F. & A.M., P.O. Box 358, Rustburg, Va. 24588. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Eva Leigh Parker Allen
Eva Leigh Parker Allen, wife of the late Alvin Eugene Allen, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the daughter of Mary Tuck and Charles Ross Parker of Pittsylvania County. Mrs. Allen was a member of Euclid Christian Church. Surviving her are a sister, Alice Parker Morton and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Earl David Parker both of Gretna; her children, Ronald E. Allen and his wife, Lillian of Reston, Carolyn A. Bartley and her husband, William of Madison Heights and Richard G. Allen of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fort Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel by the Rev. Curtis English and the Rev. Bert Johnson. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice. The family wishes to thank all who shared their love and caring with Mrs. Allen to include the P.M. Cumbie family.

Geneva Allen
Geneva Allen, 58, of Amherst, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Nelson County, Sept. 25, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Annie Coleman Allen. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Tyro, where she served as a Deaconess. Survivors include eight sons, Wayne Allen and wife, Juanita, Lincoln Allen, all of Amherst, Roy Lee Allen and wife, Suzanne of Buena Vista, Earl Allen of Amherst, William Allen and wife, Samantha of Germany, Joseph Allen of Lynchburg, Marvin Allen and wife, Shirley of Amherst and Keith Allen and wife, Sharon of Lynchburg; two daughters, Jacqueline Allen and Arlene Allen both of Lynchburg; one brother, Louis Allen of Massies Mill; five sisters, Shirley Hagar of Roseland, Betty Vaughan, Constance Toliver and Louise Toliver all of Amherst and Roberta Hudson of Roseland, 27 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home by the Rev. William A. Webb with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Tyro, A Wake will be held from 7-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Adell W. Berkley
Mrs. Adell W. Berkley of 1503 Grace Street, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Her remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Winifred Riggins Bullion
Winifred Bullion, 74, of Evington, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 at her residence. She was the wife of James Bullion. Born Jan. 30, 1924 in Grahams Forge, Va., she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Jettie Alberta Mabe Riggins. She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Albert Goff. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Larry Bullion and his wife, Cheryl of Lynchburg; one daughter, Connie Goff of Evington; two brothers, George Riggins of Pulaski County and Ernest Riggins of Bland County; two grandsons, Brad Ferguson, Daniel Ferguson and his wife, Kasey; five granddaughters, Judy Kidd and her husband, Steve, Carolyn Dalton and her husband, Phillip, Shanna Elliott and her husband, Mark, Brandy Cantrell and her husband, Jason, Stephanie Mcintyrer and her husband, Gary; two great-grandsons, Joshua Kidd and Jarret Elliott; two great-granddaughters, Jordan Elliott and Kayden Ferguson. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Virginia Memorial Park with the Rev. Scott McCleary officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel.

Mary Ann Ogden Cyrus
Mary Ann Ogden Cyrus, 91, formerly of Lynchburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 in Elder Care Nursing Home in Charlottesville. She was the wife of the late George Craddock. Born in Amherst County, Nov. 7, 1907, she was a daughter of the late Lewis Archie Ogden and Maggie Smith Ogden. Mrs. Cyrus was retired from the Lynchburg Hosiery Mill and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Kenneth Earl Cyrus of Charlottesville; two sisters, Elsie Stinnett and Evelyn Campbell both of Lynchburg; two grandchildren, Kenny Cyrus of Charlottesville and Lisa Adkins of Ruckersville and three great-grandchildren, Ashley Cyrus, Sarah Adkins and Rachel Adkins. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from Whitten Park Avenue Chapel with the Rev. Ronald T. Davidson officiating. 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 residence.

Mary Doss Dawson
NATHALIE - Mary Doss Dawson, 80, of 1129 Betterton Trail, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 6, 1999 at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was the wife of the late Tommie Dawson. She is survived by 13 children, 32 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Paul Mandell with burial to follow at Ellis Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and will be at the residence of Marvin and Bonnie Dawson at other times.

Lina Lee Duff
Lina Lee Duff, 80, of Columbia, Maryland, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 in Columbia. She was the wife of the late Henry William Duff. Born in Lynchburg, June 28, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Vailynn Duff and Etta Adcock Duff. She was a retired sewing machine operator with the C.R. Daniels Company and was a member of Open Bible Tabernacle. Survivors include one sister, Victoria Hamilton of Monroe; one niece, Frances E. Rohrback of Pikesville; two nephews, Howard Branham of Elkridge and Samuel Branham of Florida; one great-niece, Linda Fridley of Glen Burnie, Md., and two great-nephews, David Branham of Ellicott City, Md. and Michael Sharman of Glenn Burnie, Md. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Whitten Monelison Chapel. The family will receive friends at Whitten Monelison Chapel today from 10 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in the Johns Family Cemetery in Monroe.

Minnie Royale English
Minnie Royale English was born March 10, 1913, in Madison Heights, to William Joseph and Anne Bell English. “Minnie,” as she was known to her friends, “Ma” or “Nana” to her sons and family, was one of 14 brothers and sisters. A modest farm outside of Lynchburg, with crops and live stock, was her first home. Spiritual, though not too religious, Lovingston Baptist, a church built with help from her father, was the first church Minnie joined as a young teen. Ms. Ruby Early of Richmond, Minnie’s only surviving sibling, remembers her older sister as a person, “who loved people. When she was young, Minnie was so outgoing and friendly.” Minnie lived in Virginia until she was 26, when she moved to New York City. The city was to be her home for the next 60 years, though Minnie would return to Virginia frequently. Minnie raised two loving sons, Carl (deceased) and Jesse James English. Minnie was an independent women, who knew the value of hard work. “Minnie was a workaholic,” says Ms. Early. Minnie worked as a domestic until she retired in the late 70’s. Minnie will be remembered as, “everyone’s favorite aunt.” Survivors include a son, Jesse (Contessa) of Maryland; a sister Ruby Early of Richmond; nephew, who was like a son, Marshall Keeling (Loretta) of New York City; a daughter-in-law, Sandra English of Virginia; a number of nieces and nephews including Ernest Penn (Mary) of Lynchburg; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends for the wake at the Community Funeral Home, Inc., 909 Fifth Street, at 7 p.m. today. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edward Austin officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will assemble at the funeral home. Community Funeral Home directing.

James R. Hurt Jr.
James R. Hurt Jr. of Rt. 1, Big Island, died Thursday. Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home, 846-1337.

Mrs. Lurie D. Jackson
Mrs. Lurie D. Jackson, 88, of Brookneal, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 in Farmville. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Theresa McKinney of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two grandsons, Bruce McKinney of Brooklyn, N.Y. and William McKinney of Queens, N.Y. and a host of devoted relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Baptist Church in Brookneal with interment in the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home of Brookneal.

David Lee Johnson Sr.
David Lee Johnson Sr., 48, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia Lee Johnson. Born in Lynchburg, Jan. 26, 1950, he was the son of the late Alfred D. Johnson and Geneva Bryant Johnson. David was owner and operator of Johnson’s Well Drilling. He was a member of Moose Lodge #1727. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, David Lee Johnson Jr. and his girlfriend, Joy, Dennis L. Johnson and his wife, Lisa and Chris Johnson and his wife, Toi all of Lynchburg; one sister, Debra L. Cofer and her husband, Cary of Forest, three grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel by the Rev. L.C. Roach, the Rev. James Wood and the Rev. Thomas Bryant. Interment 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 residence. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may consider Rustburg Rescue Squad.

Mrs. Jeanette Jones
Mrs. Jeanette Jones, sister of Mrs. Helen H. Garland, departed this life Jan. 5, 1999 at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 at the St. Peters Baptist Church in Clifford. Her remains will lie in state one hour prior to service time. Interment will be held at the Christian Aide Cemetery in Amherst with the Rev. Margaret Nelson officiating and professional services by Winfree-Wright Funeral Services, Inc.

Lena Godsey Mayberry
Lena Godsey Mayberry, 97, of Lynchburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 in Shenandoah Valley Health Care Center in Buena Vista. She was the wife of the late Otis Basil Mayberry. She was born August 1, 1901 in Campbell County, the daughter of the late John Henry Godsey and Anna Sandifer Godsey. She was a member of College Hill Baptist Church . She was preceded in death by four children, Aubrey Mayberry, Robert (Bob) Mayberry, Clyde Guthrie and Eleanor Johnson. She is survived by two sons, W. Lee Mayberry and his wife, Ruth of Tucson, Ariz. and Otis W. (Sonny) Mayberry and his wife, Sarah of Lynchburg; five daughters, Nancy Smith and her husband, Berkley of Evington, Dorothy Chewning Williams and her husband, Neal of Forest, Margaret Layne and her husband, Earl of Lynchburg, Helen Adamson of Forest and Jean Jones and her husband, Mickey of Lynchburg; two daughters-in-law, Theresa Guthrie and Mary Mayberry; one son-in-law, Willard Johnson, 38 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and 22 great—great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Jim Nelson. Interment will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Helen Adamson, 192 Londonberry Road. The family suggests memorials be made to College Hill Baptist Church.

Charles (Chuck) Eugene Transou
Charles (Chuck) Eugene Transou, 68, of Danville, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 at the VA Medical Center, Salem. He was a beloved son, born Feb. 13, 1930 in Danville to the late J.G. and Gertie Hammock Transou. Also, preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bobby” Lee. He is survived by one son, Tracy Nelson Transou and wife, Rebecca and their son, Travis of Lynchburg; one daughter, Gale Marie Porter and her husband, Dr. James A. Porter III and their children, Justin and Laura of Fayetteville, N.C. and Jared Porter of the U.S. Coast Guard; one brother, Jack L. and wife, Gaynelle Transou of Dry Fork and one sister, Geraline T. and her husband, Bill Robertson of Lynchburg. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 8, 1999 at Spring Hill Cemetery, 3000 Fort Avenue, by the Rev. Dr. Don A. Garlock. Military honors by the American Legion Post 16. He and his great personality will be missed by family and friends.

Ronald E. Walker Jr.
Ronald E. Walker Jr. departed this life Jan. 6, 1999 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Services by Franklin Funeral Home.

Arthur Lee Wiggins Jr.
Arthur Lee Wiggins Jr. of Appomattox, died Jan. 7, 1999 at 5:30 a.m. at his home. He is survived by his children, Arthur Lee Wiggins III and Loria B. Wiggins; his granddaughter, Brianna Alyse Wiggins. He is also survived by his father, Arthur Lee Wiggins Sr.; his mother, Burnell Holloman Wiggins; three uncles, seven aunts, Lynn Edward Holloman Jr., Aljay Holloman, Thurman Holloman, Eunice Wrenn Holloman, Bernice Holloman, Florine Artis, Geraldine Newby, Matty Williams, Larrie Rosin, Flourince Wiggins and a host of cousins and friends. Mr. Wiggins was an Agriculture teacher at Appomattox County Middle School. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Galilee Baptist Church, Appomattox with the Rev. Willie Green officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Bruce & Stiff Funeral Home, Appomattox in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Reed Williams
Mrs. Margaret Reed Williams departed this life Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 in Baltimore, Md. Born in Appomattox, March 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Marie Scott Reed. She was the wife of the late James Henry Williams Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters, Mary Reed Spruill and husband, Kenneth, Ann Reed Small and husband, Dave and Betty Williams; two sons, James Williams Jr. and Thomas Carey all of Baltimore, Md.; 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Laura Reed, Anna Lilly and Ella Mae Reed all of Rockville Center, N.Y.; two brothers, Jim Reed of Lynchburg and Ted Reed of Baltimore, Md. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Red House) with the Rev. Louis Watson officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. The family will assemble at Community Funeral Home at 11:45 a.m. Community Funeral Home directing.

Katie J. Wright
Mrs. Katie J. Wright, 72, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Funeral notice will appear later. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Thomas Dillard Wright Jr.
Thomas Dillard Wright Jr., 91, of 4510 Wards Road, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Laura Louise Wright for 65 years. Mr. Wright was born in Nelson County, April 25, 1907 to the late Thomas Dillard Wright Sr. and Ora Higginbotham Wright. He was a charter member of Flat Creek Baptist Church, a maintenance employee with Campbell County Schools. He was a member of Mackey Masonic Lodge #69 A.F. & A.M. Rustburg and the Lynchburg Valley Acient and Accepted Scottish Rite. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Ronnie Wright, Dillard Wright both of Rustburg Gene Wright and his wife, Myra of Columbia, S.C., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters and a daughter-in-law, Rhonda S. Wright, A funeral service will be conducted at noon Saturday at Flat Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernest Carey officiating with Masonic Rites by Mackey Lodge #69 A.F. & A.M. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mackey Lodge #69 A.F. & A.M., P.O. Box 358, Rustburg, Va. 24588.

Munch Alexander
Graveside services for Munch Alexander will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Forest Hill Burial Park with the Rev. Walter Stewart officiating. The family and friends will assemble at 12:45 p.m. Friday at the graveside. Services by Franklin Funeral Home, 845-7101.

Julian P. Batten Sr.
Julian Patrick Batten Sr., 86, died Jan. 5, 1999 at a local nursing home in Charlottesville. He was born Aug. 22, 1912 in Barboursville, the son of Robert H. and Grace G. Batten. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Myrtle Hunt Batten; his only sister, Iris Gwendolyn Bethard and five brothers, Randolph G., R. Harold, Adrian C., G. Rexford and Donald S. Batten. Mr. Batten retired from the C&O Railroad in 1974 after more than 29 years of service during which time he was a member of the United Transportation Union. He attended Belmont Baptist Church for many years prior to his illness. He is survived by six children, Shirley Mochel and her husband, Edward, Dorothy B. Hunt, Donald S. Batten, J. Patrick Batten Jr. and his wife, Maurya all of Charlottesville, Susan Batten-Bell and her husband, James Bell of Goode and William “Buddy” R. Batten and his wife, Carolyn of Vesta; nine grandchildren, Harold Dean Morris of Atlanta, Rachel R. Morris, Kenneth V. Hunt, Karen H. Gillispie, Patricia B. Ragland-Wood, Julia, George and Elizabeth Batten all of Charlottesville and Barry Batten of Danville, six great-grandchildren and Holmes “Fella” Payne, a close family friend. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff on the Alzheimer’s Unit at Heritage Hall for the care and attention shown over the past year. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 at Belmont Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Dalton and the Rev. Frank Schumaker officiating. Burial will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to Belmont Baptist Church, 830 Monticello Ave., Charlottesville, Va. 22902 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Charlottesville/Piedmont Chapter, 500 E. Westfield Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22901.

Danny Lee (Bones) Blankenship
Danny Lee (Bones) Blankenship, 37, of Madison Heights, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born Feb. 6, 1961 in Lynchburg. Danny is survived by his father, Oscar Lee Blankenship and his wife, Pat of Spout Spring; his mother, Laura Cash Wright and her husband, Bobby of Lynchburg; three brothers, Johnny D. Blankenship and his wife, Pam and their daughter, Ashley of Spout Spring, Roger D. Wright and his wife, Beth and their daughter, Lyndsey of Madison Heights and Troy L. Blankenship and his wife, Wanda of Spout Spring. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Whitten Monelison Chapel by the Rev. Roy R. Creasey. Interment 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 residence of his aunt, Geraldine McFaden, 560 Old Wright Shop Road, Madison Heights. The family suggests memorials be made to the Monelison Rescue Squad or a favorite charity.

Frank Neville Buck Jr., M.D.
Frank Neville Buck Jr., M.D., died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Alice Marshall Buck. Born July 8, 1915 in Portsmouth, he was the son of the late Frank Neville Buck Sr. and Gladys Woodson Buck. Having graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, The College of William and Mary and Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Buck completed a rotating internship at MCV from 1941-1942. In 1943 he entered the military serving during WWII in both the American and European Theaters. He served with the 45th General Hospital in Africa and Italy and with the 17th Artillery Battalion in France and Germany. Returning to civilian life in 1945, he was in residency for urology from 1945-1950 at McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond. Dr. Buck began practicing urology in Lynchburg in 1950 and was named Chief of Staff at Virginia Baptist Hospital in 1956. He was a member and past president of the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine and a member of the American Medical Association, The American Urological Association, the College of William & Mary Alumni Association, The Lions Club, The Rotary Club, was formerly the director of the local Civil Defense Program for Lynchburg, a member of the board of directors of the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce and a member and a long time vestryman at St. John’s Episcopal Church. His lifelong commitment to improving the quality of medical care in Lynchburg and Virginia led to his appointment to the board of directors of many organizations including Virginia Medical Society, Marshal Lodge Memorial Hospital, Lynchburg General Hospital, Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Barrie N. Buck and his wife, Lois of Lynchburg; one daughter, Ellen Buck Schwark and her husband, Richard of High Point, N.C.; three grandchildren, Matthew Buck and his wife, Heather of Madison Heights, Cuyler Paine and Lucy Paine both of High Point, N.C. and two great-grandchildren, Matthew Buck Jr. and Brittany Buck. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Woodson Buck. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church by the Rev. Frank G. Dunn. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the interment in the private dining room at Westminster Canterbury. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make memorial contributions may consider the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, P.O. Box 714, Lynchburg, Va. 24505. The family is being served by Diuguid Rivermont Chapel.

John Willie “Bill” Burnett
John Willie “Bill” Burnett, 75, of Villamont, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 at his residence. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, Updike Funeral Home, Bedford. Family visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Warren Lee “Red” Burnette
Warren Lee “Red” Burnette, 87, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 in the Carilion Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1911 in Bedford County, a son of the late Claude P. Burnette and Bessie Walker Burnette. His wife was the late Ethel Franklin Burnette. He was retired owner and operator of Burnette’s Grocery. He was a member of the Lynchburg Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #321, the Bedford Moose Lodge #1897 and the Quaker Baptist Church. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Billy C. and Ellen S. Burnette, Bedford; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Greg Crosier, Salem; a sister, Hallie B. Saunders, Goodview; two grandchildren, Penny B. Jeffers, Mechanicsville, Kevin Burnette, Marion, Ohio and four great-grandchildren, Jeffery Cox, Tyler Shipp both of Mechanicsville, Chelsea and Zack Burnette both of Marion, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford by the Rev. Lewis Garst and the Rev. Wayne Murphy. Interment will follow in the Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford and request that those wishing to make memorials consider the Moneta Rescue Squad.

Charlie Allen Conner
RED HOUSE — Charlie Allen Conner, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 at his residence. He was the husband of Lena Hazlewood Conner. Born in Halifax County, July 20, 1913, he was a son of the late Charlie Allen Conner and Martha Sue Hazlewood Conner. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sterling Martin and her husband, Ed of Red House; a son, H. Ray Conner and his wife, Carolyn of Appomattox; a sister, Flossie Wallace of Halifax; five grandchildren, H. Ray Conner Jr., Jeff and Melissa Conner, Christy and Brian Prue, Peggy and Gary Wilson and Mike and Teresa Johnson and a great-granddaughter, Haley Conner. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 at Clearview Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Wilson and the Rev. Wayne Green with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Mrs. Victor Otis Hawkins
(Audrey Adams Hawkins)
Audrey Adams Hawkins died Jan. 1, 1999 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia in Arlington. She was the wife of the late Victor Otis Hawkins. A longtime resident of Lynchburg, Mrs. Hawkins was born in Labam, Washington on April 29, 1916, a daughter of the late Pearl Whittngton Adams and John Quincy Adams. She is survived by one daughter, Lindanne Hawkins Bethel and two grandchildren, Marie Elizabeth Bethel and Christopher Paul Bethel. Memorial services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 at the Mausoleum Chapel of Fort Hill Memorial Park.

Linwood L. Hurst Sr.
Linwood L. Hurst Sr., 73, of Roseland, formerly of Norfolk, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital after a long illness. Born in Norfolk, Oct. 6, 1925, he was a son of the late Ruben H. Hurst Sr. and Tessie Tynes Hurst. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margarette Campbell Hurst and a brother, Lewis W. Hurst. In 1977 after 25 years of service, Linwood retired from the Norfolk Fire Department as a Captain. During World War II he served over four years in the U.S. Coast Guard being discharged at the rank of BM3/C. He was also a member of Talbot Park Baptist Church in Norfolk. He is survived by his son, Linwood L. Hurst Jr. of Madison Heights; a daughter, Starr Hurst Dugger of Rustburg; two brothers, Ruben H. Hurst Jr. of Roseland and R. Stanley Hurst of Norfolk; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Hurst, Season Hurst, Neil Hurst, Tessie Dugger and Ruben Dugger and one great-grandson, Taylor Hurst. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home, Roseland by Dr. Michael R. Fitzgerald with burial in Jonesboro Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Piney River Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 28, Piney River, Va. 22964, the Roseland Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 39, Roseland, Va. 22967 or charity of your choice.

Jeannie Elliott Self
Jeannie Elliott Self, 76, of 1563 Old Rustburg Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Jesse Lee Self. Born Dec. 4, 1922 in Campbell County, she was a daughter of the late Howard W. and Mabel Hogan Elliott. She retired from Craddock & Terry Shoe Corporation. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren Elliott and H.W. Elliott. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Bill Self and his wife, Linda of Concord; one daughter, Sharon Self Pollard of Lynchburg; two sisters, Erleen Mason and her husband, Jack of Gretna and Juanita Burnette and her husband, Zan of Madison Heights; one step-sister, Doris Russell of Harrisonburg and five grandchildren, Greg Self, Billy Self, Candice Self, Ryan Pollard and Seth Hitchman. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from Whitten Park Avenue Chapel by the Rev. Llewellyn Wade. Entombment will follow in the Fort Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence.

Eileen Holcomb Thomas
Eileen Holcomb Thomas, 82, of Bedford, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel, Bedford, 586-3443.

Charles (Chuck) Eugene Transou
Charles (Chuck) Eugene Transou, 68, of Danville, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 at the VA Medical Center, Salem. He was a beloved son, born Feb. 13, 1930 in Danville to the late J.G. and Gertie Hammock Transou. Also, preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bobby” Lee. He is survived by one son, Tracy Nelson Transou and wife, Rebecca and their son, Travis of Lynchburg; one daughter, Gale Marie Porter and her husband, Dr. James A. Porter III and their children, Justin and Laura of Fayetteville, N.C. and Jared Porter of the U.S. Coast Guard; one brother, Jack L. and wife, Gaynelle Transou of Dry Fork and one sister, Geraline T. and her husband, Bill Robertson of Lynchburg. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today, Jan. 7, 1999 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 at Spring Hill Cemetery, 3000 Fort Avenue, by the Rev. Dr. Don A. Garlock. Military honors by the American Legion Post 16. He and his great personality will be missed by family and friends.

Margaret Reed Williams
Margaret Reed Williams of Baltimore, Md., departed this life Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999. She was the sister of Jim Reed. Her remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Geraldine Alexander Berger
Evangelist Geraldine Alexander Berger, 60, of Huddleston, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Joe Lewis Berger. She was born Oct. 20, 1938 in Campbell County to the late Quinton and Cora West Alexander. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Berger and three sisters. She was a faithful member of Leesville Temple Born Again Church of God. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Sherline Berger, Michelle Stone and Sandy Berger all of Huddleston; a son-in-law, Daryll Stone of Huddleston; two sons, Cecil Alexander and James Berger; tow daughters-in-law, Lennice Alexander and June Berger all of Lynch Station; seven sisters, Anita Brown and Petunia Barlow of Roanoke, Evangelist Thelma Garrett of N.J., Ruth Minor of Ky., Evangelist Queen E. Gregory, Iris Gregory of Huddleston and Anne Belle Foxx of Lynch Station; two brothers, Claude Alexander and Charles Edward Moon of Huddleston; five brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, two uncles, one aunt, and a devoted mother and father-in-law, Mr. Zander and Evangelist Violet Toller of Lynch Station, 11 grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Virginia Associate Church of God, Route 4, Bedford, Bishop John W. Barber, eulogist. Interment will follow in the Bethany Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lynch Station. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. tonight at Cook & Minnis Funeral Home of Altavista, 804-369-4412.

Frank Neville Buck Jr., M.D.
Frank Neville Buck Jr., M.D., died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Alice Marshall Buck. Born July 8, 1915 in Portsmouth, he was the son of the late Frank Neville Buck Sr. and Gladys Woodson Buck. Having graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, The College of William and Mary and Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Buck completed a rotating internship at MCV from 1941-1942. In 1943 he entered the military serving during WWII in both the American and European Theaters. He served with the 45th General Hospital in Africa and Italy and with the 17th Artillery Battalion in France and Germany. Returning to civilian life in 1945, he was in residency for urology from 1945-1950 at McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond. Dr. Buck began practicing urology in Lynchburg in 1950 and was named Chief of Staff at Virginia Baptist Hospital in 1956. He was a member and past president of the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine and a member of the American Medical Association, The American Urological Association, the College of William & Mary Alumni Association, The Lions Club, The Rotary Club, was formerly the director of the local Civil Defense Program for Lynchburg, a member of the board of directors of the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce and a member and a long time vestryman at St. John’s Episcopal Church. His lifelong commitment to improving the quality of medical care in Lynchburg and Virginia led to his appointment to the board of directors of many organizations including Virginia Medical Society, Marshal Lodge Memorial Hospital, Lynchburg General Hospital, Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Barrie N. Buck and his wife, Lois of Lynchburg; one daughter, Ellen Buck Schwark and her husband, Richard of High Point, N.C.; three grandchildren, Matthew Buck and his wife, Heather of Madison Heights, Cuyler Paine and Lucy Paine both of High Point, N.C. and two great-grandchildren, Matthew Buck Jr. and Brittany Buck. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Woodson Buck. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Church by the Rev. Frank G. Dunn. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. today in the Fauber Room #2 at Westminster Canterbury and immediately following the interment in the private dining room at Westminster Canterbury. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make memorial contributions may consider the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, P.O. Box 714, Lynchburg, Va. 24505. The family is being served by Diuguid Rivermont Chapel.

Joseph E. Burks
Joseph E. Burks, 82, of Falls Church, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999. Born March 19, 1916 in Amherst. Beloved husband of Hella R. Burks, father of Ronnie C. Burks and his wife, Kathy of Lynchburg, Juanita V. Gilbert of Springfield, Evelyn K. Bachman and her husband, Bruce of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandfather of Melissa and Leo Cabrales and Leslie and William Markham. Also survived by two great-granddaughters, Alexis and Gabriella. Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral of Arlington, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999 at the Ft. Myer Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.

Warren Lee Burnette
Warren Lee Burnette, 87, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Rubye Montgomery Cooper
Rubye Montgomery Cooper, 80, of 400 Clays Crossing, Forest, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Glen Cooper for 24 years. Mrs. Cooper was born Feb. 14, 1918 in Grayson County to the late Virgil and Sara Jane Marshall Montgomery. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Bedford, a graduate of Radford University and retired from teaching in 1978. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two nephews, John Montgomery of Richmond and Joe Montgomery of Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ivan Montgomery. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Virginia Memorial Park with the Rev. D. Glen Langston officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

James Malcolm Hartless
James Malcolm Hartless, 55, of Madison Heights, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 at his residence. Born in Lynchburg, Dec. 26, 1943, he was a son of the late Anderson Hester Hartless and Elsie Dillard Hartless. He was a retired plumber and a member of Sandy Bottom Christian Church. He is survived by two sons, James M. Hartless Jr. of Roanoke and David Hartless of Richmond; five sisters, Betty Jane Mason of Alexandria, Charlotte Lee and Marjorie Campbell both of Madison Heights, Jessica Abbitt of Amherst and Dottie Blankenship of Ill. and two brothers, Anderson Hartless of Mich. and Andrew Hartless of Madison Heights. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. C. Randy Harlow officiating. 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 residence of his sister, Marjorie Campbell. Those wishing to make memorial contributions should consider the Monelison Rescue Squad.

Cathryn Turner Hudgins
Cathryn Turner Hudgins died last Monday morning, Jan. 4, 1999 in Virginia Baptist Hospital after a long illness. A 30 year resident of Lynchburg, Mrs. Hudgins was very active in our community pursuing her interest tirelessly in The Woman’s Club of Lynchburg, The Daughters of the American Revolution and the First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, William J. Hudgins Jr. of Lynchburg; their son, Dr. Christopher C. Hudgins and their granddaughter, Caitlin C. Hudgins of Las Vegas; two brothers, Charles Turner of Richmond, Leon “Bud” Turner of Phoenix and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Bedford, Mrs. Hudgins moved to N.C. at five where her life-long dedication to the Presbyterian Church began as a member of Fifth Creek Presbyterian Church near Statesville. After attending North Carolina State University, she moved to Richmond where she met her husband. There she sang soprano in the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and began her work in Sunday school in 1936, a pursuit she continued until 1992. Moving to Virginia Beach in 1952, where her husband became vice president of Yoder and Gorden Paint Company in Norfolk. Mrs. Hudgins was very active in the First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach for 17 years. The Hudgins moved to Lynchburg in 1968 when Mr. Hudgins joined Davis Paint Company. Since that time, Mrs. Hudgins worked with the Presbyterian Church here, where she served as Deacon and Elder, among other offices, including District Chairman of Presbyterian Women for the Presbytery of the Peaks. In recent years, Mrs. Hudgins greatly enjoyed her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution where she served as Regent for three years. She was also very active and enthusiastic member of The Women’s Club of Lynchburg, serving as President of that organization from 1984-1986. A warm, outgoing person, whose interests ranged from the golf course to travel, history and gardening. Cathryn T. Hudgins will be both missed and fondly remembered by her family and many friends in Lynchburg and throughout the United States. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Walter Smith. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 1215 V.E.S. Road. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1215 V.E.S. Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24503.

Mrs. Sandra Hughes
Mrs. Sandra Hughes departed this life Dec. 29, 1998 in Dover, N.J. She was born in Westfield, N.J., daughter of Mrs. Angelee Davis Hughes and the late Frank Hughes. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown, N.J. where she served on the missionary club. She is also survived by four brothers, Calvin Hughes, Plainfield, N.J., Ronald Hughes, Madison Heights, Va., Roland Hughes, Bushkill, Pa. and Van Hughes, Lynchburg; two sisters, Mrs. Marva A. Watkins, Linden, N.J. and Miss Dianna Hughes, Willinsboro, N.J., a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and a dear friend, Daniel Lehr. A funeral service for Mrs. Sandra Hughes will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at ScottZion Baptist Church with the Rev. A.A. Winn officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. The family is at 1569 Dixie Airport Road, Madison Heights. Community Funeral Home directing.

Phillip Lamar Hunter
Phillip Lamar Hunter, 45, of Forest, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 at his residence. He was the husband of Kathryn Mitchell Hunter. Born May 17, 1953, in Moultrie, Ga., he was a son of J.S. and Dorothy Tillman Hunter. He was retired from Georgia Pacific, served in the U.S. Air Force, served as president of Local 1019 union for five years and was a member of The Church of Christ. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by four daughters, Heather Hunter Stewart, Rebecca Hunter Pope both of N.C., Jacquelyn Dianne Hunter and Lauren Elizabeth Ali Hunter both of Lynchburg; two brothers, Jeff Hunter of Bedford and Don Hunter of Ky.; two sisters, Phyliss Lawton and Lynn Dalton both of Bedford and two grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel with Dr. J. Gordon Henry officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Brookhill Christian School, Attn: Judy Emanuel. For we walk by faith, not by sight: we are confident, I say and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. - II Corinthians 5: 7&8.

Mrs. Lurie D. Jackson
Mrs. Lurie D. Jackson, 88, of Brookneal, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 in Farmville. Funeral announcement will be given later by Jeffress Funeral Home of Brookneal.

Mrs. Jeanette T. Jones
Mrs. Jeanette T. Jones of Md. formerly of Amherst, departed this life Jan. 5, 1999. Her remains rest at Winfree-Wright Funeral Service, Amherst. Complete notice will appear later.

Mary Louise Massie
Funeral services for Mary Louise Massie will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Lewis, Pastor, officiating and the Rev. Mederith Tinsley, eulogist. Interment in Floyd Lane family cemetery. Ms. Massie’s remains may be viewed at the church from noon until time of service. Services by Franklin Funeral Home, 845-7101.

Maggie Lena Martin Reynolds
Maggie Lena Martin Reynolds, 76, of Lynchburg, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Edgar Wallace Reynolds. Born in Charlotte County, Aug. 23, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Walter E. Martin and Inez Johnson Martin. Mrs. Reynolds was a retired state employee. She was a member of Jordan Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir. She was also a member of Senior Saints. She was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Lee Martin and two grandchildren. Mrs. Reynolds is survived by two daughters, Dale Kirk and her husband, James L. of Chesapeake, Shirley Newman and her husband, Gerald of Lynchburg; two sons, Emmett G. Reynolds and his wife, Barbara of Lynchburg and David W. Reynolds and his wife, Debra also of Lynchburg; two brothers, James Edward Martin of Md. and William E. Martin of Madison Heights; three sisters, Mildred Ferris of Blue Ridge, Myrtle Carr of Rustburg, Louise Scott of Lynchburg, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Whitten Timberlake Chapel by Dr. Melvin Campbell, the Rev. Carlton M. Dunn Sr. and the Rev. Ronald L. Freeman. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Shirley Newman. Mrs. Reynolds was loved by everyone who knew her.

Waldo Richard Rose
Waldo Richard Rose, 66, of Lynchburg, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999. Waldo was born Oct. 6, 1932 in Wenonah, W.Va., the son of the late John Samuel Rose and Nannie Mae Thomas Rose. He was retired from Bonnie Brae and Imperial Reading Corp. He was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one brother, Meriell Ford Rose. Waldo is survived by one sister, Lucille R. Billings of Waynesboro, one niece and one nephew. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Fort Hill Memorial Park by Dr. Jim Moon with military rites by American Legion Post #16. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Victor Elmo Smith
Victor Elmo Smith, 87, of Roanoke, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 in a local hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Ottie Kirby Smith. Mr. Smith retired from Roanoke City Mills as the Farm Store manager. An avid lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his two sons, Jack D. Smith and his wife, Joyce Smith and Ralph K. Smith all of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Victor K. Smith and his wife, Michelle Smith of Chamblissburg, David K. Smith of Roanoke, Kimberly Smith Slaubaugh and her husband, Steve Slaubaugh of Roanoke, Stan D. Smith of Washington, D.C. and Taylor R. Smith of Roanoke. Funeral services in Roanoke will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 from Oakey’s North Chapel. Dr. Charles G. Fuller and the Rev. Charles Ward will officiate. Funeral services in Wythe County will follow at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Mountain View United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tommy Johnson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Smith family cemetery near the church in the Crockett’s Cove section of Wythe County. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Oakey’s North Chapel.

Eileen Holcomb Thomas
Eileen Holcomb Thomas, 82, of Bedford, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Minnie Fears Wallen
Mrs. Minnie Fears Wallen, 70, of Nathalie, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday at Ellis Creek Baptist Church. Burial in the church cemetery.

Nannie Lucinda Harbour Warren
Nannie Lucinda Harbour Warren, 96, of 713 Summit Road, Eden, N.C., died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 at her home. Born in Patrick County, she was a homemaker and the last living member of the North Spray Christian Church. She became a member at the age of 15. Survivors include four sons, Mert Warren, Eden, N.C., Pete Warren, Lynchburg, Jerry Warren, Winston Salem, N.C., Don Warren, Stoneville, N.C.; four daughters, Reba Hancock, Vera Santos, Jewel Warren all of Eden, N.C., Brenda Gilbert, Winston-Salem, N.C.; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, half brother, Wilbur Harbour, Fieldale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Warren; one son, Garvin Warren; two granddaughters, Amy Hartman and Louanne Fink. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at North Spray Christian Church. Burial will be in Ridgeview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home, 713 Summit Road, Eden, N.C. Memorials may be made to the North Spray Christian Church, 521 Washburn Avenue, Eden, N.C. 27288 or donors choice.

Verta Simms Arthur
Verta Simms Arthur, 88, of Rustburg, died Monday, January 4, 1999 at her home. She was the wife of the late Charles B. Arthur, Jr. Mrs. Arthur was born January 31, 1910 in Appomattox County to the late Chapman B. Simms and Mary Martin Simms, who was one of fifteen children. She was a long time member of White’s United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Arthur was a member of the Rustburg Book Club and the Rustburg Woman’s Club. A graduate of Lynchburg Memorial Hospital, she was a long time nurse for Dr. Hickson in Rustburg. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Benjamin Arthur, III and Mary Bruce Arthur, and William Chapman Arthur and Marie Arthur, all of Rustburg; a brother, Otis Simms of Lynchburg; three grandsons, Will Arthur of Atlanta, Ga., Andrew Arthur of Key West, Fla., and Ben Arthur of Blacksburg; two devoted friends and care givers, Maxine Smith and Dale Bradley. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Nellie Dickerson, Ethel Marshall and Mildred Harris. A funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday, at White’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Litten officiating. Interment will follow in Rustburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home and other times at the homes of her two sons. Memorial contributions may be made to White’s United Methodist Church. Woodall-Tharp is in charge of arrangements. 237-9424

Bernard C. Baldwin Jr.
Bernard C. Baldwin Jr., died Jan. 4, 1999, at the age of 87. Known as “Buster”, he was born in Lynchburg, June 17, 1911. He attended the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law, graduating in 1935 and entered practice of law with Judge Alfred Barksdale. He practiced for many years in the firm of Edmunds & Williams, P.C. and its predecessor firms. Active in civic affairs, he served on the Lynchburg City School Board from 1961 to 1967. He was a Trustee Emeritus of Virginia Baptist Hospital and Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. He served on the Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church and served as its Senior Warden. He served as a Director of a number of area corporations, including the Allied Arts Building Corporation, The Baldwin Stores, Central Fidelity Bank, Consolidated Shoe Company, Montague-Betts Company, Old Dominion Box Company, Rulon-Maynard Corporation, and Strother Drug Company. He also served as a Trustee of the Denny Foundation, the Dillard Foundation, the Plymale Foundation and Westminster Canterbury. He is survived by his widow, Reeder Davidson Baldwin; a sister, Virginia Baldwin FitzSimons; two children, Mary Lyons Baldwin Scott of Hanover, N. H. and Bernard C. Baldwin III of Lynchburg. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Charlie Scott of Austin, Texas, Ellen Baldwin Scott DeLaney of Haverville, Ma., Alice Reeder Scott of New York, N.Y. Sally Wilbur Baldwin of New York, N.Y. and Elizabeth Lyons Baldwin of Lynchburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be to St. John’s Episcopal Church or Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Johns Episcopal Church with Father Frank G. Dunn officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at the home of Heidi and Bernard Baldwin, 408 Trents Ferry Road. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel in charge of arrangement.

Geraldine Elizabeth Berger
Evangelist Geraldine Elizabeth Berger, 60, of Huddleston, died Sunday, January 3, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Cook and Minnis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Neville Buck, Jr., M.D.
Frank Neville Buck, Jr., M.D., died Monday, January 4, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Services will be Thursday, 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Arrangements are with Diuguid Rivermont Chapel.

Rachel (Rae) Schrader Bush
Rachel (Rae) Schrader Bush, 85, of 1109 Dandridge Drive, died Sunday, January 3, 1999 at her residence. She was the wife of John V. Bush. She was born April 19, 1913 in Plains, Pa., the daughter of the late Albert Schrader and Alice Gwynn Schrader. She was a member of the Lynchburg Amateur Radio Club and the American Radio Relay League. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Suzann B. Williams and her husband, Joe; two granddaughters, Rachel Williams and Elise Williams of Lynchburg; two stepchildren, Sandra B. Biggs of New Jersey, and James Dickson of California; and one sister, Dorothy Castleberry of Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. James Tongue. Entombment will be in the Virginia Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Clifton “John” Holland, III
ARRINGTON— John Clifton “John” Holland, III, 15, of Oak Ridge Estate died Saturday evening, January 2, 1999 at Oak Ridge as a result of an accident. Born June 14, 1983 at Portsmouth, he was the son of John Clifton Holland, Jr. and Rhonda Moore Holland of Oak Ridge Estate, Arrington. Also survived by two sisters, Reagan Holland and Heather Holland, both of Oak Ridge, and maternal grandmother, Evelyn Beard of Buckingham. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John C. Holland, Sr. and Marie S. Holland. John was a sophomore at Nelson County High School, a member of the JV Baseball team, an avid hunter and member of the Oak Ridge Hunt Club. John loved the outdoors and anything to do with nature. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church at Colleen. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Woodland Baptist Church at Colleen with Rev. David Blevins officiating with interment in the Oak Ridge Estate Cemetery at Oak Ridge. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorial contributions consider the Nelson County Rescue Squad at Faber 22938. Funeral arrangements are by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel of Lovingston.

Cathryn Turner Hudgins
Cathryn Turner Hudgins, 86, of Lynchburg, died Monday, January 4, 1999. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel in charge arrangements.

Roger B. Lawhorne
Roger Buen Lawhorne, 44, died suddenly January 1, 1999 at his home in Madison Heights. Born in Charlottesville September 27, 1954, he was a son of Dickie and Margaret Wood Lawhorne. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Best Grading of Lynchburg and was a member of Jonesboro Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Cash and Amanda Lawhorne, both of Madison Heights; two brothers, Ronnie Lawhorne of Madison Heights, and Robert Lawhorne of Evington; five sisters, Becky Overstreet of Madison Heights, Debbie Tinnell of Amherst, Donna Collins of Piney River, Sherry Kidd of Roseland, and Janice Tomlin of Amherst; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, at Jonesboro Baptist Church by the Rev. John W. Robertson with burial in Jonesboro Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. today and at other times at the home of his parents in Massies Mill.

Rosie Hartless Markham
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday in Diuguid Waterlick Chapel with the Rev. Carlton Duck officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Alice Coleman Martin
Alice Coleman Martin, 77, of Lynchburg, died Monday, January 4, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the widow of Willie Ray Martin. Mrs. Martin was born October 14, 1921 in Appomattox to the late Royal Judson Coleman and Mary Eva Martin Coleman. She was a member of Indian Hill United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Alice Rae and Ed Foster, and Cathy and Larry Tyree, all of Lynchburg; two brothers, Ralph Coleman and his wife, Betsy Lee, of Lynchburg, and K.E. “Red” Coleman and his wife, Dot, of Appomattox; three sisters, Polly Inge and her husband, Sam, and Elizabeth Reynolds of Lynchburg, and Gladys Coleman of Dillwyn; and three grandchildren, Mary Beth, Will, and Charity Tyree of Lynchburg. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Martin Coleman and Harwood Coleman. A funeral service will be held 12 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 1999 in the Woodall-Tharp Chapel with the Rev. James Rodden officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rural Emergency Assistance Program, Rt. 3, Box 292A, Lynchburg, 24504 or Concord Rescue Squad. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 237-9424

Mary Louise Massie
Mary Louise Massie, 49, of Amherst, departed this life Monday, January 4, 1999 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born August 20, 1949 in Amherst, she was the daughter of Mary Tinsley Massie and the late Sam L. Massie. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Trinetta L. Massie and Felicia A. Massie, both of Amherst; two brothers, Samuel (Buck) Massie of Amherst, and Scott (Bobby) Massie of Lynchburg; a sister, Emily R. (Rebecca) Brown of Madison Heights; two sisters-in-law, Rev. Ruth T. Massie of Amherst, and Mrs. Nannie H. Massie of Suffolk; a devoted niece, Sandra M. Massie of Lynchburg; a devoted friend, George D. Dawson of Elon; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 12 p.m. in Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Lewis Pastor officiating and Rev. Meredith Tinsley, eulogist. Interment will follow in Floyd Land Family Cemetery. Ms. Massie’s remains may be viewed in the church one hour prior to service. The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. and at other times at the residence of Samuel and Rev. Massie, 151 Samuetta Lane, Rt. 610, Amherst. Services by Franklin Funeral Home, 8457101.

Louise Y. McConville
Louise Y. McConville, of 3101 Link Road, died January 3, 1999 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of Richard Preston McConville. Born in Crumpler, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Lee Eugene and Mable Angle Keiser. Mrs. McConville was a secretary for Griffin Pipe Company and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Mrs. McConville was preceded in death by her brother Edward Meade Keiser. She is survived by one son Randy E. and Josephine Young of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Beckie and Tom Clark of Evington; one sister, Lona Lee Keiser Bailey of Michigan; one sister-in-law, Edna Keiser of Baltimore, Md.; two grandsons, Peyton Young and Marshall Young, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; two granddaughters, April Clark and Laura Clark, both of Evington; and three step-children, Melanie McConville of Lynchburg, Timothy McConville of Pamplin, and Troy McConville of Lynchburg. The family will be at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel on Timberlake Road, Tuesday night from 7-8:30 p.m. Services will also be conducted at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel, Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. with interment following at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

Emma Anna Schmit
Emma Anna Schmit, 98, of Bedford, passed away Monday, January 4, 1999. A mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 10 a.m., Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Dorothy Keeling Shelton
Dorothy Keeling Shelton of Keysville, widow of Hugh G. Shelton, died Sunday, January 3, 1999. She is survived by her three brothers, Dr. Robert D. Keeling of South Hill, Eugene C. Keeling and Albert C. Keeling of Keysville; one sister, Rose Marie Keeling of Richmond; eighteen nieces and nephews, and several grand-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Shelton, a graduate of Radford College, taught school at Hillsboro and Big Stone Gap. She was a lifetime member of Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville. Visitation will be at Browning Funeral Home from 6 to 7:30 p.m., January 5, 1999. Funeral services will be conducted at the Browning Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 1999, followed by a brief graveside service at Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville, 23947.

George Edward Solomon
Mr. George Edward Solomon, 77, of South Boston, died Monday. Services Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at Powell Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. Burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

George Harris (Chuck) Stinnett
George Harris (Chuck) Stinnett, formerly of Monroe, died January 3, 1999 in Brazoria, Texas. Born April 19, 1924, he was a son of the late Russell A. and Ida Coleman Stinnett. He was employed by the Southern Railroad in Monroe and served his country during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Stinnett was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by brothers, Aubrey, William, and Robert Stinnett; and sisters, Mae S. Miller and Clara S. Loving. He is survived by a sister, Edna McDonald of Monroe; and a brother, Coleman Stinnett and his wife, Sarah, of Buckingham County. Freeport Funeral Home, Freeport, Texas, is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Jones Creek, Texas.

Shirley Willson Strickland
Shirley Willson Strickland, professor of sociology/anthropology, emerita, at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, died at Drinkard Health Center in Lynchburg on January 3, 1999. Born in Staten Island, N.Y. on November 8, 1924, Dr. Strickland grew up in Durham, N.C. where her father, John J. Strickland, was an engineer with Duke Power Company, and her mother, Vi Wilson Strickland, was a homemaker. Dr. Strickland graduated in 1945 from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. After teaching for several years at Georgia State College for Women, in Milledgeville, she earned the Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she wrote her dissertation on the Marcus Garvey movement. In 1956, she returned to her alma mater as a member of the department of sociology. At Randolph-Macon, Dr. Strickland taught courses on race and gender that changed the lives of many students. Her course on Africa, South of the Sahara, first offered in 1960, was one of the first on the subject at a women’s college in the United States. For three decades she addressed the issue of race in every course she taught, including dominant-minority relations and social stratification as well as introductory sociology. A staunch feminist, she joined with several other faculty in the early 1970’s to pioneer courses women’s studies. Dr. Strickland was active in college affairs, serving as the first faculty representative to the board of trustees and chairing many major committees. In 1978, she received the Gillie A. Larew Award for Distinguished Teaching. She retired from R-MWC in 1986. Dr. Strickland was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Southern Sociological Society, the American Sociological Association, the American Association of University Professors, and Sociologists for Women in Society. Her non-academic interests included opera, politics, and sports, and for many years she was an avid walker in the R-MWC neighborhood. Dr. Strickland is survived by her sister, Trurlu Strickland, of Charlotte, N.C. Services will be held at 2 p.m. from the graveside at Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, N.C., with Jack Hemphill, former reader of First Church of Christ, Scientist, officiating. Lynchburg friends will gather at R-MWC to remember Shirley at a time to be announced later. Memorial gifts may be made to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 2500 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, 24503. Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Dr. Strickland.

Nelson Brian Alper
Nelson Brian Alper, 47, of 1316 Church Street died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 in Lynchburg. Born September 10, 1951 in Lynchburg, Nelson was the son of the late Simon and Betty Caplan Alper. He was a former employee of Alper’s Mens Shop and was presently an employee of the Stop In Food Store on Boonsboro Road. Nelson is survived by one brother, Ronald Martin Alper and his wife Dorlyn of Lynchburg and one sister, Barbara Joyce Alper of Spout Spring; two cousins, Ken Alper of Lynchburg and Sharon Lerner and her husband, Richard of Forest and three nieces, Adrienne, Mariel, and Dara Alper. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Beth Joseph Agudath Sholom Cemetery, Madison Heights by Rabbi Tom Gutherz. The family will receive friends at the home of Nelson’s brother, Ronald, 2211 Rivermont Avenue following the service. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Lynchburg Humane Society. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rachel (Rae) Schrader Bush
Rachel (Rae) Schrader Bush, 85, of 1109 Dandridge Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 at her home. Whitten Timberlake Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Walter Henry Carwile
BROOKNEAL - Walter Henry Carwile, 88, of Route 1, died Sunday morning, Jan. 3, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was twice married, first to the late Isabelle Zimmer Carwile and secondly to the late Mary Buckland Carwile. He is survived by three sons, one daughter, two step-sons and one step-daughter. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Union Hill Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Henderson Funeral Home.

Gloria Mae Farrow Coleman
Funeral services for Gloria Mae Farrow Coleman, 50, of 2301 Fairview Ave. will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wingfield Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Hills Cemetery. The family is receiving friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel.

Lee Andrew Ford
Lee Andrew Ford died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 in Chicago, Ill. Survivors include Elder Robert W. Ford of Lynchburg and Rev. Will Ford of Chicago. The funeral announcement will appear later. The family will receive friends locally at 6232 Narragansett Drive. Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

Asa Tyndall Hall
Asa Tyndall Hall, 85, of 2356 Wards Road, Hurt, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Mazie Blanks Hall. Born Aug. 25, 1913 in Altavista, he was a son of the late George Harrison Hall, Sr. and Della Doss Hall. He was a retired employee of the J. H. Cothran Company and a member of the Grit Ruitan Club and Edge Hill Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, John A. Hall and his wife Carolyn and Thomas T. Hall and his wife Pamela, all of Hurt; three daughters, Autie Lloyd of Hurt, Nanette Sweet and her husband Christopher of Midlothian, and Jerry Cox and her husband David of Raleigh, N. C.; three brothers, George H. Hall and his wife Mavis of Charlotte, N. C., W. H. (Bo) Hall and his wife Mildred, and Lawrence Hall and his wife Irene, all of Hurt; three sisters, Christine Thurman of Lynchburg, Estelle Brooks and her husband Clarence, and Inez Dodson, all of Altavista; two sisters-in-law, Maude Topping and Gilda Hall; eleven grandchildren, B. Joel Burch, Jr., Jeffrey S. Burch, Holly McDonough, Julie Hall, Amber Hall, Jonathan Sweet, Zachary Sweet, Adrienne Cox, Justin Cox, Ben Jones and Natalie Jones Mays; and five great grandchildren, Ashley Molnar, Lindsay Molnar, Grayson Burch, Patrick McDonough, and Donovin Mays. He was preceded in death by three brothers, E. H. (Buck) Hall, Carl Preston (Billy) Hall, and Paulette Hall. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 in Edge Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Charlie Harward. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista, and other times at the residence. The family suggests that those who wish to make memorials consider the Altavista Life Saving Crew or Edge Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

John Clifton “John” Holland
ARRINGTON - John Clifton “John” Holland, III, 15, of Oak Ridge Estate died Saturday evening, Jan. 2, 1999 at Oak Ridge as a result of an accident. Born June 14, 1983 at Portsmouth he was a son of John Clifton Holland, Jr. and Rhonda Moore Holland of Oak Ridge Estate, Arrington. He also survived by two sisters, Reagan Holland and Heather Holland both of Oak Ridge and was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John C. Holland, Sr. and Marie S. Holland, and maternal grandparents, Rich Beard and Evelyn Beard. John was a sophomore at Nelson County High School, a member of the Oak Ridge Hunt Club. John loved the outdoors and anything to do with nature. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church at Colleen. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Woodland Baptist Church at Colleen with the Rev. David Blevins officiating with interment in the Oak Ridge Estate Cemetery at Oak Ridge. The family will receive friends today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home and all other times at the family residence. The family suggest that those who wish to make memorial contributions consider the Nelson County Rescue Squad at Faber, Va. 22938. Funeral arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel of Lovingston.

Delmar Ray Humphreys
Delmar Ray Humphreys, 71, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 in the Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg. He had lived all of his life in Washington County, prior to moving to Lynchburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II. He was a retired employee of Norfolk-Southern Railway and was a member of Fort Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth Bailey Humphreys; two sons, Ranny Dell Humphreys of Christiansburg, and Michael Wayne Humphreys of Lynchburg; four brothers, Ernest E. Humphreys, Paul E. Humphreys, Leonard C. Humphreys, and George H. Humphreys, Jr. all of Abingdon; four sisters, Mrs. Lavinia Cullip, Mrs. C. W. (Phyllis) Price, both of Abingdon, Mrs. Wayne (Bert) Parsons, and Mrs. Roger (Jean) Yuhasz, both of Meadowview; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1999 in the Farris Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Parsons and the Rev. Roger Yuhasz officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home or anytime at the home of Paul Humphreys, 790 Birdie Drive, Abingdon. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, in charge of arrangements.

Roger B. Lawhorne
Roger Buen Lawhorne, 44, died suddenly Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 at his home in Madison Heights. He is survived by his parents, Dickie and Margaret Lawhorne, two daughters, two brothers, and five sisters. Byrum-Parr Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Rosie Hartless Markham
Rosie Hartless Markham, 92, of 1105 Deerview Drive, Forest, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 at Avante’ Nursing Home. She was the widow of Arnold H. Markham. Born in Rockbridge County on Feb. 25, 1906. She was a daughter of the late Hubert Hartless and Delila C. Hartless. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church. She is survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dillard and Ruth Markham, Stuart and Erica Markham and Dorothy M. Garrett all of Lynchburg. Alfred A. Markham of Norfolk, Arthur and Ruby Markham and Rachel S. Markham all of Lynchburg. Audrey M. Saunders of Forest and Cecil and Mildred Doss of Lynchburg and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday in Diuguid Waterlick Chapel with the Rev. Carlton Duck officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Audrey M. Saunders, 1105 Deerview Drive, Forest.

Martha Martin Smith
Martha Martin Smith, 82, of South Boston died Sunday, Jan. 3. Funeral service, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1998 at Bethel Baptist Church. Powell Funeral Home, South Boston in charge of arrangements.

Hulet Hampton (Tootle) Stephens
GLADSTONE - Hulet Hampton (Tootle) Stephens, 59, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 in UVA Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Savage Stephens. Born in Appomattox County, Aug. 12, 1939, he was a son of the late Ernest Jackson Stephens and Alice Bryant Stephens. He was a member of Spears Mt. Baptist Church and a member of Greenway Hunting Club where he was known by his hunting companions as “Snipe.” He was an employee of Whitehurst Paving Co., Richmond. In addition to his wife, he is survived by R. C. and Janice Stephens, Gladstone; and Freddie and Diane Stephens, Appomattox; five step-children; Kenneth Bryant, Buckingham; Anita and David Jamerson, Bernard and Connie Bryant, Wingina; William Bryant, Gladstone; Randy and Cindy Bryant, Spout Spring; eleven step-grandchildren, including special step-grandchildren, Tiffany Bryant and Steve Bryant; two great step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 at Spears Mt. Baptist Church, by the Rev. Odell Coggins and the Rev. Jerry Childress with burial in Maple Grove Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home, Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. and other times at the residence. Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Willson Strickland
Shirley Willson Strickland, professor of sociology/anthropology, emerita, at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, died at Drinkard Health Center in Lynchburg on Jan. 3, 1999. She is survived by a sister Trurlu V. Strickland, of Charlotte, N.C. Born in Staten Island, N. Y. on November 8, 1924, Dr. Strickland grew up in Durham, N. C., where her father, John J. Strickland, was an engineer with Duke Power Company and her mother, Vi Willson Strickland, was a homemaker. Dr. Strickland graduated in 1945 from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her M. A. from the University of Pennsylvania. After teaching for several years at Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, she earned the Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she wrote her dissertation on the Marcus Garvey movement. In 1956 she returned to her alma mater as a member of the department of sociology. At Randolph-Macon, Dr. Strickland taught courses on race and gender that changed the lives of many students. Her course on Africa South of the Sahara, first offered in 1960, was one of the first on the subject at a woman’s college in the United States. For three decades she addressed the issue of race in every course she taught, including dominant-minority relations and social stratification as well as introductory sociology. A staunch feminist, she joined with several other faculty in the early 1970s to pioneer courses in women’s studies. Dr. Strickland was active in college affairs, serving as the first faculty representative to the board of trustees and chairing many major committees. In 1978 she received the Gillie A. Larew Award for Distinguished Teaching. She retired from R-MWC in 1986. Dr. Strickland was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Southern Sociological Society, the American Sociological Association, the American Association of University Professors, and the Sociologists for Women in Society. Her non-academic interests included opera, politics, and sports, and for many years she was an avid walker in the R-MWC neighborhood. A graveside service will be held in Charlotte, N. C., with Harry & Bryant Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Lynchburg friends will gather at R-MWC to remember Shirley at a time to be announced later. Memorial gifts may be made to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.

Mary Geraldine Waller
LONG ISLAND - Mary Geraldine Waller, 67, of 2152 Buffalo Road, died Saturday evening, Jan. 2, 1999 at Danville Regional Medical Center. She was born in Halifax County, March 22, 1931, a daughter of the late Otis Waller and Gracie Guthrie Waller. She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church. She is survived by three brothers, Windfrey Waller of Lynchburg, Kenneth Waller of Madison Heights, Bennie Waller of Long Island; four sisters, Beatrice Jordan of Danville, Helen Miller of Richmond, Arlene Harris of Long Island, Jean Waller of Long Island; and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Alfred Rimmer with burial to follow at Clover Bottom Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Henderson Funeral Home and will be at the residence at other times.

Alma Smith Wilson
A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, 11 a.m. at Virginia Memorial Park. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Munch Alexander
Munch Alexander of Route 1 Rustburg, departed this life Friday evening in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Campbell County, he was a son of the late George and Susie Alexander. He was the husband of Geraldine Alexander. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Nancy Davis and Cecil Alexander both of Rustburg, Doralean Dillard of Gladys and Walter Alexander of Lynchburg and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral notice will appear later. Services by Franklin Funeral Home, 845-7101.

G. Withers Andrews
FISHERSVILLE - G. Withers Andrews, 38, of Route 2, Box 22, Fishersville died unexpectly Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998 at his residence from complications related to diabetes. He was born Nov. 1, 1960 in Waynesboro, son of Becky Andrews Conyers and the late George C. Andrews. Withers was an active member and Deacon at Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, graduate of Wilson High School and St. Andrews Presbyterian College. He was employed at the Shenandoah Juvenile Detention Home. He was a member of the Preston Yancey Fire Department and president elect of the Fishersville Ruritan Club. Withers was a member of the Singing Sargeants, Ovation Singers, Tinkling Spring Quartet, Tinkling Spring Church Choir, Schola Cantorium and the St. Andrews Chorale. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Melissa (Andrews) and Keith Pearson. Survivors include his mother, Rebecca Andrews Conyers and Step-father, Billy B. Conyers; grandmother, Mary Whitehead Whitmore; as well as step-brothers and wives, Scott and Lynn, Dann and Vicky, Doug and Betsy, Neal and Chris, all of Augusta County, and Jon of Macon, Georgia and his beloved friends, Martha Neal Shumate, Ellie and Hannah; also nieces Melissa, Alexis, Taylor and Sarah and nephews Heath, Josh and Caleb. An interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life Service, 2 p.m. in the church conducted by Dr. Fred Holbrook and Rev. Sharon Stanley. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Preston L. Yancey Fire Company. The family will receive friends at the residence of his mother and step-father, Becky and Billy Conyers, 40 Twin Hills Lane, Fishersville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Shenandoah Valley Chapter, P. O. box 2855, Staunton, Va. 24402, Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, Route l, Box 300A, Fishersville, Va. 22939, Preston L. Yancey Fire Company, P. O. Box 177, Fishersville, Va. 22939, or the Augusta County SPCA, P. O. Box 2014, Staunton, Reynolds Funeral Service of Waynesboro is handling arrangements.

Gloria Farrow Coleman
Gloria Farrow Coleman, 50, of 2301 Fairview Avenue went home to be with her Lord Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville. She was the wife of Clarence William Coleman, Jr. Born May 10, 1948 in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late Stephen Henry and Rebecca Jackson Farrow. Gloria was an employee of the Central Virginia Training Center and a member of Wingfield Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her daughter, Cassandra Yvette Farrow. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three step-sons, Clarence W. Coleman, III, Alfredo Coleman, and Gregory Coleman; one step-daughter, Felicia Coleman, all of Baltimore, Md.; five brothers, Stephen Farrow, Sr., Thomas Farrow, Hubert Farrow, Herbert Farrow, Howard Farrow; two sisters, Carolyn Brimm and the Rev. Evelyn Mitchell, all of Lynchburg and thirteen step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from Wingfield Baptist Church by the Rev. Robert W. Trice, Jr. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel and at other times at the residence.

Audrey Adams Hawkins
Audrey Adams Hawkins, 82, of Lynchburg, died Friday, Jan. 1, in Arlington. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bernard T. Haythe III
Funeral services for Bernard T. Haythe III will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. Holcomb Rock Baptist Church, Rev. David Stewart officiating. He will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. The cortege will assemble at 905 Rockbridge Ave. at 12:15 p.m. Services are entrusted to the care of 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.

Shelby Defibaugh Jones
Shelby Defibaugh Jones, 51, of 2517 Fairview Ave. died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 at her home. She was a retired employee of the Central Virginia Training Center and attended Tree of Life Pentecostal Church. Shelby was born in Garten, W.Va., July 7, 1947 to Wilma P. Defibaugh and the late Lawrence D. Defibaugh. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Lawrence Edward Defibaugh; dear friend, Matthew C. Wright, and two special little girls, Samantha Spruce and Megan White, all of Lynchburg. A graveside service will be conducted Monday, 2 p.m. in Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Mike Dodson. The family will receive friends at the residence. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Gracie Bell Staton Jordan
Gracie Jordan, 69, of Locust St. died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Mrs. Jordan was born Nov. 14, 1929 in Amherst County to the late Henry Lee Staton and the late Cora Martin Staton. She is survived by her sister Ozelia Farmer; brothers, Henry Staton and James Staton all of Lynchburg. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 at Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home, 237-9424.

Kevin Logan
ALTAVISTA - Kevin Logan, 22, of 1204 Franklin Ave. and formerly of 1841 Mill Stream Road, Gretna died Friday in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Lynchburg, Jan. 10, 1976, he was the son of James Logan, Jr. and Cathline Dickerson Logan of Gretna. He was last employed by Sunshine Cleaners in Altavista and was a member of Miracle Revival Holiness Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Kevon Logan of Gretna, and Kelan Logan of Altavista; one daughter, Keona Logan of Altavista; three brothers, James Tony Logan, Jay Logan and his wife, Kim, and Marcus Logan all of Gretna; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Delma Logan of Lynchburg; his paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Irby of Hurt; a special friend, Nicole Cook of Altavista; two uncles, Henry Lewis of Gretna and Wayne Logan of Lynchburg; three aunts, Mattie Pannell of Gretna, Frances Pannell of Newark, J. J. and Robin Hill of Lynchburg; two nieces, two nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Staunton Baptist Church, Long Island by Dr. P. A. Medley with Burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Logan, Jr., 1841 Millstream Road, Gretna and the Cook Residence, 1204 Franklin Ave., Altavista. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Irene M. Mason
Irene M. Mason, 77, of Rt. 1 Evington, (Masons Mill Road) died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Andrew J. Mason. Born in Campbell County, she was a daughter of the late Willie G. and Mary Logwood Mason. She was retired from the Colonial Restaurant. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Mason and two brothers, Willie F. and Allan R. Mason. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three brothers, Oliver R. Mason of Gladys, Paul H. Mason of Evington, and Guilford H. Mason of Germantown, N.C.; three sisters, Helen C. Laird of Pensacola, Fla., Clara M. Crouch of Lynch Station, and Betty J. Doss of Rustburg. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Salem United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Charles Schooler and the Rev. Jackie Carver. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and at other times at the residence.

Gracie Witt Overstreet
Gracie Witt Overstreet, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998. Visitation 7-9 tonight. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday in the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel.

Robert Donald Petering
Robert Donald Petering, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 in Autumn Care of Altavista. He was the husband of 52 years of Mary Hogan Petering. Born May 18, 1912, in Columbus, Ind., he was a son of the late Alexander and Josephine Miller Petering. He was a member of the Altavista Presbyterian Church and the Acacia Masonic Lodge of Taylor, Pa. Mr. Petering was a retired employee of Bendix Corp. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Carol Aufdenkampe and her husband, Dale, of Madisonville, Texas; two sisters, Mary Strobel of Lake Wales, Fla., and Dorothy Tempfer of Ocala, Fla.; three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; a special niece, Sarah Adkins and her husband, Swanson, of Altavista; a special nephew, Jerry Pugh of Vinton; two special friends, Ted Hogan and Billy Hogan; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 in Green Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Sherwood Smith. Mrs. Petering will be receiving friends at Autumn Care of Altavista. The family suggests that those who wish to make memorials consider the Altavista Presbyterian Church. Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista in charge of arrangements.

Betty Coleman Reynolds
Betty Reynolds, 78, of 5925-A Hines Circle died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of Alvin Reynolds for 36 years. Mrs. Reynolds was born April 18, 1920 in Campbell County to the late Glover Coleman and the late Gordie Wilkerson Coleman. She was retired from Wilco Uniform Co. and was a member of Fairview Christian Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son and his wife Randy and Susie Reynolds of Naola; a daughter and her husband, Gloria and David Tyree of Lynchburg; brother and his wife, C. Lewis and Pat Coleman of Concord; four sisters Madeline Laughlin and her husband Frank of Brookneal, Josephine King of Lovingston, Kathleen Thompson and her husband Marshall of Lynchburg, Eura Thurman of Norristown, Pa.; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three step-children, Darlene Mitchell and her husband Ray, Ralph Reynolds and his wife Raye, and David Reynolds; four step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Mrs. Reynolds was preceded in death by one sister Mabel C. McAlister, and four brothers, Linwood Coleman, Wilmer Coleman, Lyle Coleman, and Gordon Coleman. A funeral service will be conducted in the Woodall-Tharp chapel 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 with the Rev. Jan Weston officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Alma Smith Wilson
Alma Smith Wilson, 90, of Lynchburg died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the widow of Archie Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was born in Campbell County, Jan. 16, 1908 to the late Charles T. Smith and the late Edna P. Smith. She is survived by three daughters, Faye Mays of Lynchburg, Sandra Wooldridge of Forest, and Jonsia Ward of Gretna; three sons, Henry Wilson of Madison heights, Perronneau Wilson, and Clayton Wilson all of Lynchburg; one sister, Marian Santangelo of Lynchburg; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Celia W. Ward and a son Roscoe R. Wilson. A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, 11 p.m. at Virginia Memorial Park with the Rev. Donnie Glass officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, Jan. 4, 1998 7-8:30 p.m. at Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home, weather permitting, and other times at the residence of Clayton Wilson at 425 Hickok Road. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Gilmer Ramsey Worsham
NORFOLK - Gilmer Ramsey Worsham, 77, of the 2900 block of Lafayette Boulevard, Norfolk died Dec. 31, 1998 in Norfolk. Born July 22, 1921, he was a son of the late Edwin Lee Worsham and Lelia Dove Worsham. He was predeceased by three brothers, Francis Worsham, Harry Worsham, Percy Worsham and two sisters, Garland Bailess and Ethel Rowles. Mr. Worsham was a native of Pittsylvania County, a veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Corps. He was a retired aviation mechanic retiring from NARF after 40 years of service. He is survived by two daughters, Linda S. Gibson of Virginia Beach, Brenda Snively of Cumming, Ga.; a sister, Mae Scruggs of Danville; a brother, Russell Worsham of Chatham; one granddaughter, Lori Severn of Chesapeake; five great-grandchildren, David, Ashley, Danny, Brandon and Christopher Severn. The family will receive friends Monday 6:30-8 p.m. at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel. Mr. Worsham will be carried to Gretna Tuesday where the family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 at Colbert-Moran Chapel by Randy Parker, minister. Burial with military honors by VFW Post 4165 and DAV Chapter 46 will follow in Gretna burial Park. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Children’s Hospital of the Kings-Daughters, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, Va. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of local arrangements.


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