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Herbert Athey Bell Jr.
Herbert Athey Bell Jr., 73, of Madison Heights, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999. He was born June 2, 1925 in Amherst County, the son of the late Herbert Athey Bell Sr. and Lucy Hungate Bell. He retired from Weyerhauser after 20 years of service and was a member of Madison Heights Baptist Church. He is survived by one son, Terry Wayne Bell of Forest; three daughters, Carolyn Ann Bell Thomas of Lynchburg, Janet Lee King and Laurie Frances Jordan of S.C.; one brother, Robert Bell; one sister, Shirley J. Bell of Madison Heights, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Meade Cemetery by Dr. Tim Madison. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

Mrs. Eva Mae Brammer
Mrs. Eva Mae Brammer, 69, of South Boston, died Friday. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Black Walnut Baptist Church Cemetery.

Laura Frances Buchanan
SHIPMAN — Laura Frances Buchanan, 90, of Shipman, died Thursday night, Feb. 4, 1999 at the residence of her daughter in Nellysford. Born in Lee County, March 26, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Creed Fulton Smith and Nannie Farmer Smith. Laura was a member of Shipman Baptist Church and a homemaker. Besides her parents, Laura was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jefferson Buchanan and one daughter. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Armontrout and her husband, Edward of Nellysford; two brothers, Harold Thomas Buchanan and his wife, Inez of Springfield and Edward Elmo Buchanan and his wife, Leverne of Spotsylvania, along with 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at Shipman Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Massie officiating. Interment will be in Davis Cemetery, Shipman. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston and all other times at the residence of Mary and Edward Armontrout Jr. in Nellysford. Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider the Wintergreen Rescue Squad, Nellysford, Va. 22958 or Rockfish Valley Rescue Squad, Afton, Va. 22920.

Kelly Annette Clifton
Kelly Annette Clifton, 32, of Hurt, formerly of Buchanan County, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 in Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. from an extended illness. Born in Defiance, Ohio, she was a daughter of Darrell Branham of Defiance, Ohio and Mrs. Mary Ann Jones Stiltner of Abingdon. She was a member of the Altavista Church of Christ, Altavista. She was a graduate of Grundy Senior High School class of 1985, received a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice at Radford University and was attending National Business College in Lynchburg. She was an employee of Campbell County School System, Altavista, a member of Altavista Ladies Club and was a homemaker. Mrs. Clifton is survived by her husband, Morgan John Clifton of Hurt and her father, Darrell Branham of Defiance, Ohio; her mother, Mary Ann Jones Stiltner and adopted father, Ervin Stiltner of Abingdon; one sister, Mrs. Amy Johnson of Oakwood; one brother, Keith Stiltner of Grundy; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jones of Abingdon; adopted grandmother, Mrs. Lillie Stiltner of Grundy; paternal grandparents, Nell Branham of Richlands and Hassell Branham of Grundy; one niece, Lindsay Branham and four nephews, Tyler Branham, Alex Johnson, Ryan Stiltner and Joseph Clifton. She was preceded in death by one son, Zachary Clifton; one brother, Kevin Darrell Branham and adopted grandfather, Gilmer Stiltner. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 6, 1999 at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelists J.C. Anderson, Howard Taylor and Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating with burial to follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill. Active pallbearers will be Jeremy Jones, Jason Jones, Jody Thomas, Chad Thomas, John Robert Jones, Jody Stiltner, Jason Stiltner, Richard Wilson, Jim Holdren, Tom Jones and Chris Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Jones, Jeff Jones, Jerry Jones, Mack Stiltner, Ron King, Dan Branham and Honorable Judge Bob Williams. The family suggests the expression of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to the Virginia Chapter of Leukemia Society of America, P.O. Box 4261, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202-4261 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Peggy Yates, Pres. Rt. 2, Box 521, Vansant, Va. 24656. Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Va. is in charge of all arrangements.

Norris C. Covington Sr.
PROSPECT — Norris C. (Cliff) Covington Sr., 84, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 at Appomattox Health Care Center. Born in Prince Edward County, he was the son of the late Judson A. and Lula Coleman Covington. He was a member of Glen Memorial Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He is survived by five children, Norris C. (Pete) Covington Jr. and his wife, Barbara of Hurt, Aaron B. Covington and his wife, Esther, Judson B. Covington all of Lynchburg, Bonnie C. and her husband, James of Appomattox, Tom T. Covington and his wife, Sandra of Midlothian, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 in Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Prospect by the Rev. Morris Fleischer with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the home of James and Bonnie Bohannon.

Michael Shane Downey
Michael Shane Downey, 30, of Moneta, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Mr. William Lee Epps
Mr. William Lee Epps, 67, of 2175 Asbury Church Road, Vernon Hill, died Feb. 4, 1999 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County, Sept. 6, 1931, the son of Mr. Walter Thomas Epps Sr. and Mrs. Mabel Arendall Epps. He was the husband of Margaret Mitchell Epps and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Mr. Epps is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Mitchell Epps of Vernon Hill; three daughters, Wanda Vaughan of Danville, Debbie Compton of Vernon Hill, Elizabeth Roller of Scottsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Juanita Shields, Mrs. Peggy Palmer, Mrs. Kitty Hayslett all of Lynchburg; one brother, Mr. Ronald Dean Epps of Rustburg and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, W.T. Epps Jr. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 6, 1999 at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Earnhardt and the Rev. Bob Watts conducting the service. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence, 2175 Asbury Church Road, Vernon Hill. Those wishing to give memorials are asked to please consider the Asbury United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.

Nannie Wright Feagan
Nannie Wright Feagan, 83, of Goode, passed away to her heavenly home on Friday, Feb. 5, 1999. She was born Jan. 30, 1915 in Nelson County, a daughter of the late Daniel Wright and Selena Higginbotham Wright. Her husband was the late Carey Sherman Feagan. She was a 60 year member of the Terrace View Union Church, was Secretary/Treasurer of Clearview Dairy Farm Inc. and was a retired school bus driver. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley F. and A.B. Snead, Bedford; four sons and daughters-in-law, Sherman C. and Michiko Feagan, Delmar W. and Wanda Feagan all of Goode, Robert C. and Sarah Feagan, Altavista, George W. and Debbie Feagan, Rustburg; three sisters, Dorothy W. Noel, Mary Henegan both of Lynchburg, Kathleen Harris, Timberlake; two brothers, Angus Wright, Lynchburg, Winfred Wright, Bedford, 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a special dear friend, Mrs. Elizabeth West of Evington. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 from the Terrace View Union Church by the Rev. David Riley, the Rev. Samuel Jones and the Rev. Wayne Lanham. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call after noon Sunday and the family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford and request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society, the Goode Lifesaving Crew or the Terrace View Cemetery Fund. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Elise Noell Harmon
Elise Noell Harmon, 75, of 106 Vista Lane, Lynchburg, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home of complications from lung cancer. She married her late husband, James Dolan “JD” Harmon in Bennettsville, S.C. on May 25, 1940, raised a family and enjoyed 38 years together. Elise was born on Aug. 27, 1923 in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of the late Frank Lewis Noell and the late Mary Alice Via Noell. She is survived by five children and their families, three daughters, Elizabeth Harmon “Liz” McAdams and her husband, Bill of Charlotte, N.C., Mary Alice Harmon Anthony of Paducah, Ky. and Martha Harmon “Marty” Cothran and her husband, Jim of Concord; two sons, David Allen Harmon of Moneta and James Dennis Harmon and his wife, Donna of Concord; one sister, Dorothy Noell Petrovitch and her husband, George Sr. of Wilmington, Del. She was preceded in death by one infant sister, Evelyn Louise Noell of Detroit, Mich. and two brothers, Robert Earl Noell of Westlake, Ohio and Lewis Leland Noell of Danville. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Lori McAdams, Kim McAdams Wiatrek, Suzanne Anthony Roach, Michael Anthony, Angela Cothran, Bryan Cothran, Shana Harmon, Genifer Harmon Robinson, Mande Harmon and Crissy Harmon; four great-grandchildren, Zachary and Allissa Roach, Noah Anthony and Samantha Robinson and nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She received an Associate Degree from CVCC, was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and helped at the voting poles. She retired as a salesperson from Fabric World. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Maurice McCarthy. Interment will be 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.

Mattie Nash Harvey
APPOMATTOX — Mattie Nash Harvey, 91, of Franklin, formerly of Appomattox, died Thursday night, Feb. 4, 1999 at Courtland Health Care. She was the widow of William Dewitt Harvey. Mrs. Harvey was born in Appomattox County, May 3, 1907, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Ariana Godsey Nash. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Dan Edwards of Franklin; two grandsons and their wives, M. Wayne and Janie Edwards of Courtland, Kenneth R. and Susanne Edwards of Elizabeth City, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Doris N. Mason of Chesapeake and Lynette N. Reynolds of Spout Spring. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 in Central Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Carl Collins. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church immediately after the service. Robinson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Laura Bates Johns
Mrs. Laura Bates Johns of Washington, D.C., formerly of Brookneal, died Feb. 3, 1999 in Washington, D.C. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Bettie J. Bryant of Seabrook, Md.; three sisters, Ada B. Crowder of Washington, D.C., Pattie B. Martin of Riverside, Calif. and Ella B. Moore of Cullen; one beloved brother, Howard L. Bates of Brookneal, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at the Aspen Hill Baptist Church in Brookneal with interment in the church cemetery. Jeffress Funeral Home of Charlotte Court House is conducting the service.

John Edward Jordan
John Edward Jordan, 46, of 1818 S. Coolwell Road, Madison Heights, departed this life Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born May 30, 1952 in Lynchburg. John was preceded in death by his parents, James Wilson Jordan and Viola King Jordan. He joined the First Baptist Church of Coolwell at an early age. John was totally dedicated to his church and held many offices. John is survived by one brother, Harold Marvin Jordan of North Canton, Ohio; two sisters, Jacqueline Bibby and her husband, James and Joyce Saunders all of Madison Heights; two nieces, Tanya Bibby of Atlanta, Ga. and Tamara Bibby of Richmond; four nephews, Calesta Saunders Jr. of Fredericksburg, Shawn Jordan of Miami, Fla., Brandon Jordan of North Canton, Ohio and Evan Jordan of North Canton, Ohio; one great niece, Kiara Saunders of Conover, N.C. He is also survived by a devoted uncle, Charles Jones and devoted cousins, Geneva Moore, Warren Jordan and Faithy Burford and a very devoted friend, Rev. Darnell Mays and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Coolwell with the Rev. M.D. May, eulogist and the Rev. Edward Jones officiating. Interment in Bolling Hill Cemetery. The family will assemble at the residence. Community Funeral Home directing.

John Vernon Key
John Vernon Key, 80, died Jan. 31, 1999 at his home in Houston, Texas. Born in Wichita, Ks., Feb. 22, 1918, he was the son of Grant E. Key and Vina Stanbridge. Survivors include his wife, Linda of Lynchburg; one daughter, Shirley Reams of Palm Harbor, Fla.; one son, Randall David of Houston; one sister, Sylvia Watts and one brother, Grant E. Key Jr. of Lynchburg, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held Feb. 6, 1999 in Houston, Texas with interment in Houston National Cemetery.

Harold J. “Hal” Kosiba
Harold J. “Hal” Kosiba, 40, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999. Son of Patricia D. and Richard E. Kosiba of Pittsboro, N.C., brother of Bradley (also of Pittsboro, N.C.) and Karen (Mrs. Gary Edwards of Bethesda, Md.) and loving uncle of Rachel and Natalie Edwards and Steven, Douglas and Nathan Kosiba. Born in Newport News, Nov. 17, 1958, Hal grew up in Bethesda, Md., where he attended Winston Churchill High School before moving to Lynchburg in 1974. He graduated there from E.C. Glass High School where he was a champion cross country runner. He attended a post graduate year at the Phillips Exeter Academy. In 1981, he graduated Carleton College, Phi Beta Kappa, with a BA in Russian Studies. Hall was a Thomas J. Watson fellow during 1981-1982, conducting field research in Zagreb, Croatia (Yugoslavia) and Stuttgart, Germany. He received an M.A. in Russian Studies at Indiana University in 1984 and returned there in 1986 to earn the PhD in Modern Russian and Balkan History (1990). Hal taught several undergraduate level courses for the Indiana University History Department while working on his PhD. In Washington, Hal served the Atlantic Council of the United States as Acting Director, NATO Information Office, during 1985-1986 and the Citizens’ Network for Foreign Affairs as Director of Programs from 1991-1992. Hal moved to Europe in 1992 and worked for Prognosis, a newspaper in Prague, Czech Republic and as Editor, Daily Report, for Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany. During 1993 and 1994, Hal worked in Moscow, Russia and Almaty, Kazakhstan as a management consultant for U.S. and European corporations. In Nov. 1994, he moved to Sophia, Bulgaria, where he founded Enterprise Eastern Europe to provide management consulting and training services for clients that included Amoco Bulgaria, ProMobile, Sprint, Kraft Jacob Suchard and the U.S. Embassy Commercial Section. Following extensive travel in East Asia and Africa, Hal returned to the Washington area in 1997 and moved to Bloomington, Ind. in 1998 where he died. Hal was fluent in Russian, German, Bulgarian and Croatian and he was at ease in many different cultures because of his genuine interest in the lives of ordinary people. He moved among strangers and left them as friends all over the world. A memorial service is planned for later this month in Bethesda, Md., where his sister resides. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the North Carolina Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMI North Carolina, 309 West Millbrook Rd., Suite 121, Raleigh, N.C. 27609-4305.

Lucille L. Lacks
Lucille L. Lacks, 69, of Nathalie, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999. Graveside services 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at Clover Cemetery in Clover. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

Jessica Ornelas Martin
Funeral services for Jessica Avieda Ornelas Martin will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the First Baptist Church of Monroe with the Rev. Glynn Coleman officiating. Interment services will follow in Briarwood Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. John Mabray. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

Ella Rosaleen Myers
Ella Rosaleen Myers, 84, formerly of Fleetwood Drive, Lynchburg, died Jan. 27, 1999 in Dunn, N.C. She had made her home there for the past four years with her niece. The Halifax County native was born March 6, 1914 to the late James Washington and Manie Jennings Myers. She was the youngest of five children and was preceded in death by three sisters, Amanda Myers Ridge, Mary Myers Glass, Emma Myers Tucker and one brother, Pringle Jennings Myers. Miss Myers began her career with Leggetts of Lynchburg becoming the Junior Miss Buyer. After many years association with that company she retired approximately 20 years ago from the Belk Organization. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lynchburg, where she had held various positions including a Deaconess. She was very active in the “Chippers”. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 by the Rev. Stephen K. Pegram. Burial was in Devotional Gardens. She is survived by five nieces, Midge R. Carpenter of Dunn, N.C., Margaret R. Grier of Lexington, Ky., Mary M. Bradley of Fredericksburg, Ann M. Saffell of Roswell, Ga. and Barbara T. Armel of Winchester and two nieces, Otis Linwood Tucker of Reedville and William Rodwin Tucker of Manassas. The family received friends Thursday at the home of Charles and Midge Carpenter, 400 Canterbury Drive, Dunn, N.C. Memorials to honor the life of Ella Rosaleen Myers may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lynchburg or to the Dunn Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 203, Dunn, N.C. 28335.

Alfred Lee Smith
Alfred Lee Smith, 37, departed this life Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 at his family home in Arrington. Born in Charlottesville, Nov. 1, 1961, he was a son of Virginia Irving Smith and the late Abraham Lincoln Smith Sr. He accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of New Mount Baptist Church, and served in the United States Army. In addition to his mother, Virginia Irving Smith, he leaves to cherish his memory a devoted daughter, Tosha Smith; five brothers, Melvin, Abraham Jr., James, Clinton and Johnnie; four sisters, Nancy, Mary, Jannie and Carolyn; three brothers-in-law, Jay Dennis, Carl and Sherman Giles; one sister-in-law, Grace Smith and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant View Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. The family will receive friends at the home.

Mrs. Antoinette Sowers
Mrs. Antoinette Sowers, mother of Frances Abbott, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Glenn Preston Thomas
Mr. Glenn Preston Thomas, 85, of 2406 Atherholt Road, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 at The Carrington. Born in Knox County, Tenn., he was a son of the late Otha Herbert Thomas and Annie Clabo Thomas and was the husband of Bessie Solomon Thomas of Lynchburg. Mr. Thomas was a retired truck driver with the Red Ball Trucking Co. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert L. Thomas of Rustburg and Clark M. Thomas of Port Deposit, Md.; six sisters, Mrs. Maude T. Smith of Seymour, Tenn., Mrs. Pauline B. Branch, Mrs. Edith T. Hancock, Mrs. Evelyn T. Branson, Mrs. Margaret Anne T. Bennett all of Knox Co., Tenn. and Mrs. Ruby T. Lane of Knoxville, Tenn.; three brothers, George Thomas of Phoenix, Ariz., Frank Thomas of Knox Co., Tenn. and Charles R. Thomas of Jefferson City, Tenn.; two grandchildren, M. Anne Thomas Doyle of Boulder, Colo. and R.O. Bickington Thomas of Richmond. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Tenn. in charge of arrangements. Diuguid Waterlick Chapel in charge of local arrangements.

Nicholas (Nick) Dwayne Willard
Nicholas (Nick) Dwayne Willard, 19, of 293 Oak Ridge Drive, Altavista, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 at his home. Born Dec. 29, 1979 in Lynchburg, he was a son of Carroll C. and Gwenda Dudley Willard. He was a graduate of the Class of 1997 at Altavista High school and was an employee of PC Design Inc. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Christopher C. Willard and his wife, Tami of Altavista; one sister, Jennifer D. Willard of Altavista; his paternal grandfather, Jonah E. Willard of Altavista and his maternal grandparents, C.N. and Betty Dudley of Hurt. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 in Green Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Rick Wilkie. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and other times at the residence. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Altavista Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 1, Altavista, Va. 24517 or your favorite charity.

Myrtle Rosemary Kidd Wright
SHIPMAN — Myrtle Rosemary Kidd Wright, 85, of Shipman, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 4, 1999 in the Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Nelson County, May 4, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Kidd and Laura Farmer Kidd. Myrtle was a member of Elma Methodist Church in Shipman and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Otie Wright; a son, Otie Marvin Wright and a sister, Thelma K. Wright. She is survived by her son, Garland F. Wright of Shipman, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Blevins officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Lovingston. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. today at Wells/Sheffield Chapel in Lovingston.

Wardell Andrews
Wardell Andrews of 109-B Whitehall Road, Lynchburg, departed this life Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born Jan. 15, 1925 in Campbell County. He was a veteran of World War II. He was the son of Mr. Earnest Andrews and the late Mrs. Edna Andrews. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Rosetta C. Andrews and five children, Wendell Sr. and wife, Ann, Reginald Sr. and wife, Roberta, SeRita and husband, Robert Copeland, Marvin Sr. and Pamela Andrews all of Lynchburg; two sisters, Mrs. Belva McNeal, Mrs. Edna (Arlene) Royal and one brother, Mr. George Andrews Sr., 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, six sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arlean Boozer eulogist. Interment in Forest Hill Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the Community Funeral Home Chapel Saturday night from 6 to 7 p.m. The cortege will assemble at Community Funeral Home. Community Funeral Home directing.

Herman Michael Branham
Herman Michael Branham, 40, of Monroe, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 in University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. He was born Nov. 15, 1958 in Amherst County, the son of Sarah Alice Hicks Branham and the late Onnie Lee Branham. He was a member of Eternal Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one brother, Tommy Branham and one sister, Maude Lillian Whitaker. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Larry Branham of Coleman Falls and Wayne Branham of Bedford and four sisters, Mabel Fitzgerald of Coleman Falls, Margaret Roberts of Evington, Shirley Stinnett of Lynchburg and Linda Pierce of Madison Heights. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Whitten Monelison Chapel by the Rev. Charles Stower and the Rev. Robert Fitzgerald. Interment will be in Vault Hill Cemetery in Elon. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Thompson Burley
Appomattox _ James Thompson Burley, 51, of Route 1, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 at Salem VA Hospital. Born December 7, 1947, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Howard Thompson Burley Jr. and Edith McCormick Godsey. He was a mechanic and a veteran of Vietnam. He is survived by one daughter, Candace Eubanks of Appomattox; three grandchildren, Steven, Kayla and Dakota; three sisters, Peggy B. Harvey, Nancy G. Webber and Tammy Gunter of Appomattox; and one brother, L. Wayne Burley of Rustburg. He was preceded in death by a son, James T. Burley Jr. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at the Mann Family Cemetery by the Rev. Richard Wilson. The family will receive friends at the home of Clyde and Peggy Harvey on Rt. 26 at any time. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mattie B. Clark
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie B. Clark will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from Crossroad Baptist Church with the Rev. William Coleman officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. She will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. until time of funeral. The cortege will assemble at the residence, Rt. 1, Box 204, Rustburg at 12:15 p.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

William Lee Epps
Mr. William Lee Epps, 67, of Vernon Hill, died Thursday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial in church cemetery. Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.

Ora Farmer Goad
Ora Farmer Goad, 90, of 2340 Pocket Road, Hurt, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 in Autumn Care of Altavista. She was the wife of Muncie Mease Goad. Born January 8, 1909, in Campbell County, she was a daughter of the late William T. and Elsie West Farmer. She was a member of Clement Memorial Wesleyan Church and was a retired employee of Burlington Industries. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a foster daughter, Nanet Pyles of Pittsville; one sister, Clara Shields of Hurt and three foster grandchildren, David Paul, Daniel Pyles and Allen Pyles. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ethel Wooldridge; and two brothers, Thomas and Raymond Farmer. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 in Finch & Finch Chapel by the Rev. David Bayse. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and other times at the residence.

Labron Eugene McIvor Jr.
Labron Eugene McIvor Jr., of 513 Ridgetop Road, Richmond, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 at the Medical College of Virginia. He was the husband of Beth Cowles McIvor. Mr. McIvor was born in Lynchburg, November 1, 1922 to the late Labron Eugene McIvor and the late Katherine Cox McIvor. He was a graduate of E. C.Glass High School and the University of Virginia and served at a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church and was retired general manger in the Richmond area of the General Adjustment Bureau. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Amy and her husband, Haskell Brown, and Charlotte and her husband, Robert Cassada; three grandsons, Haskell, Carter and Grayson; two sisters, Evelyn and Shirley McIvor. A service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Woody Funeral Home, Parnham Road, Richmond, with a family service at 3 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Charlottesville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lerline M. Minor
Funeral services for Mrs. Lerline M. Minor will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from Peaceful Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Hutcherson Jr. officiating. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery. She will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. The cortege will assemble at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home at 12:15 p.m. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Mr. Lorenzo (Ook) Morris
Mr. Lorenzo (Ook) Morris of 805 Federal Street, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Mrs. Kathryn B. Morris. Born in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Morrison Morris and the late Mrs. Ardelia Johnson Morris Burrell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a faithful member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. In addition to his loving and devoted wife, he is survived by devoted cousins, Rev. James E. Johnson Jr., Sylvester J. Hicks and Mrs. Armentha Saunders all of Lynchburg, Mrs. Delores Trimiar and Mrs. Irene J. Morris both of Capital Heights, Md., Mrs. Audrey Elliott of Washington, D.C. and Dr. Wade Broady of Adelphia, Md. and a host of other relatives and many friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence. The funeral announcement will appear later. His remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Maude Elizabeth Carwile Nash
Maude Elizabeth Carwile Nash, 92, of Lynchburg, died Feb. 2, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Raymond D. Nash. Born in Gladys, Sept. 30, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Lynwood and Ollie H. Carwile. Mrs. Nash was a homemaker and a member of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church. She is survived by one son, Jerry Raymond Nash and his wife, Geraldine of Lynchburg; one daughter, Martha Elizabeth Starnes and her husband, Ronald of Odessa, Del.; two brothers, Roger Carwile of Stauton, Leslie Carwile of Farmville; five grandchildren, Gwen Nash Murphy of Lynchburg,, Dean Scott Nash of Gray, Tenn., Lincoln McWade Starnes of Canton, Ga., Daniel Boyd Starnes of Yucson, Ariz., Dr. Benjamin Ware Starnes of Heidelberg, Germany and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at New Concord Presbyterian Church by the Dr. Rick Sadler and the Rev. Ray Eichler. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Diuguid Waterlick Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Woodrow Noell
Woodrow Noell, 85 of Bedford died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999. Funeral, 11 a.m. Saturday, Walnut Grove Union Church, interment in the church cemetery. Visitation from 2 -4 and 6-8 p.m. today, Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Mabel S. Swain
Mrs. Mabel S. Swain of Bedford died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 in the Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Ulum Sylvester Davis
NATHALIE - Ulum Sylvester Davis, 73, of 1040 State Shed Road, died Thursday morning, Feb. 4, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the husband of Betty Crews Davis. Mr. Davis was born in Halifax County, Aug. 17, 1925, son of the late Arnie L. Davis and Effie Keattes Davis. He was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church, an Army veteran of World War II, and was a retired employee of the Virginia Department of Transportation_Volen’s District. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Betsy and Bobby Bentley of Phenix; one grandson, Robert C. Bentley and his wife, Brenda of Rustburg; four brothers, Charles Davis of Florida, Arnie Davis Jr. of Nathalie, David Davis of Nathalie, Marion Davis of Halifax; four sisters, Christine Moore of Carey, N.C., Carolyn Waller of Nathalie, Mildred Eanes of Danville and Effie Millner of Lynchburg. He was preceded in death by a sister, Eloise Davis. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Childrey Baptist Church by the Rev. Daryl Joyce and the Rev. Rodney Barwick with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Henderson Funeral Home and will be at his daughter’s residence, Old Well Rd., Phenix, other times.

Rufus Jordan Whitt
Mr. Rufus Jordan Whitt, 80, of Virgilina, died Monday. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at Whitt family cemetery, Virgilina. Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.

Nick Dwayne Willard
Nick Dwayne Willard, 19, of 293 Oak Ridge Drive, Altavista, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete. Arrangements by Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista.

Louise (Ruby) Ballowe Carwile
Louise (Ruby) Moore Ballowe Carwile, 81, of Lynchburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Lewis J. Carwile and her first husband was the late Jesse W. Ballowe. Born April 11, 1917 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late John Moore and the late Elsie Murphy Moore. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church and a member of the Senior Saints. She was preceded in death by one son, Jesse W. Ballowe Jr. She is survived by one daughter, Rosalie B. Phillips of Lynchburg, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Whitten Timberlake chapel by the Rev. Carlton Duck. Interment will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family request memorial contributions be made to Gethsemane Baptist Church.

Mrs. Mattie B. Clark
Mrs. Mattie B. Clark of Rt. 1, Box 204, Rustburg, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Eula Jones Bowman. Her husband was the late Hop J. Clark. She was a faithful member of Crossroad Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory six children, Mrs. Ethel Franklin of Atlanta, Ga., Howard E. Clark of Washington, D.C., James L. Clark and William A. Clark both of Rustburg, Mrs. Hattie V. McKnight of Arlington and Mrs. Elsie M. Braswell of East Orange, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Cotman of Chesapeake; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gladys Clark of Rustburg; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna Bowman of Washington, D.C., 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence. The funeral announcement will appear later. Her remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Emma Lord Hamilton
“Mom M”
Emma Lord Hamilton, 99, of Madison Heights, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late William L. Hamilton. Mom M was born Dec. 26, 1899 in Ga., the daughter of the late Clarence Lord and Evie Bridges Lord. She was a member of Madison Heights Christian Church. She was preceded in death by one son, James W. Hamilton and one granddaughter, Kathy Hamilton. She is survived by two sons, Sherrod Hamilton and his wife, Anne of Jefferson, Ga. and the Rev. D. Jack Hamilton and his wife, Vivian of Madison Heights; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Madison Heights Christian Church by the Rev. C. Douglas Pillow, the Rev. Roger Zimmerman and Chaplain Wayne Lanham. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Winder, Ga. The family will receive friends after the service Friday at the church. The family suggests memorials be made to the Retirement Center Project Office, 518 Brevard Street, Lynchburg, Va. 24501. Whitten Monelison Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Laurie Bates Johns
Mrs. Laurie Bates Johns, formerly of Charlotte County, died Feb. 3, 1999 in Washington, D.C. Funeral announcement will be given later. Jeffress Funeral Home, Charlotte Court House.

Maude Elizabeth Carwile Nash
Maude Elizabeth Carwile Nash, 82, of Lynchburg, died Feb. 2, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Raymond D. Nash. Born in Gladys, Sept. 30, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Lynwood and Ollie H. Carwile. Mrs. Nash was a homemaker and a member of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church. She is survived by one son, Jerry Raymond Nash of Lynchburg; one daughter, Martha Elizabeth Starnes of Odessa, Del.; two brothers, Roger Carwile of Stauton, Leslie Carwile of Farmville; five grandchildren, Gwen Nash Murphy, Dean Scott Nash, Lincoln McWade Starnes, Daniel Boyd Starnes, Dr. Benjamin Ware Starnes and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at New Concord Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Rick Sadler and the Rev. Ray Eichler. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel, and other times at the residence of Mr. Jerry R. Nash, 520 Hayes Drive, Lynchburg.

Ellen D. Scott
Ellen D. Scott, 92, of Pamplin, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999. Survivors include her son, William E. Scott Sr. of Pamplin; one daughter-in-law, Margaret Haskins Scott of Pamplin; six grandchildren, Filmore Scott of Appomattox, William Scott Jr. of Pamplin, Catherine V. Tune of Lynchburg, Howard A. Scott of Pamplin, Alonza M. Scott of Petersburg and James O. Scott of Pamplin. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Red House with the Rev. Lewis M. Watson officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Jeffress Funeral Home of Charlotte Court House is conducting the service.

Shirley Mae Gallier Stanley
Shirley Mae Gallier Stanley, 63, of 2002 Idaho Avenue, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at her residence. She was the wife of Wesley Raymond Stanley Sr. Born Sept. 13, 1935 in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late Pinkney Burel and Rosha Beasley Gallier. She was a member of Fairview Christian Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Randy L. and his wife, Betsy of Lynchburg and Wesley R. Jr. and his wife, Debra of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four grandchildren, Buddy, Randi and Benjamin of Lynchburg and Matthew of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three brothers, Ernest T. Gallier of Rustburg, P.B. Gallier Jr. of Madison Heights and Roy A. Gallier of Evington and four sisters, Doris G. Nordstrom of Sulphur, La., Nell G. Jones, Ruth C. Mull and Jane G. Donald of Madison Heights. She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Otis Gallier and one sister, Betty Jean Gallier and four half brothers, Harry, Clearence, Alfred and Lewis Gallier. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Liberty Cemetery by Dr. Jerry Falwell. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Mrs. Mildred Brown Tucker
Mrs. Mildred Brown Tucker of Route 1, Box 91, Concord, departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at her residence. Born in Amherst County, July 13, 1921, the daughter of the late Joseph and Christine Payne Brown. She was the wife of the late Thomas E. Tucker Sr. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. A son, Thomas E. Tucker Jr. and his wife, Marian of Concord and a daughter, Linda Edwards Jones and her husband, Anthony of Greensboro, N.C. survive her. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Tanja Tucker and Karmen A. Jones; a brother-in-law, Macon Tucker of Aberdeen, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Marie Tucker Wint of Washington, D.C. and Ophelia Brown of Lynchburg and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronald Gills, officiating and the Rev. A.A. Holmes, eulogist. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at Community Funeral Home. The family will assemble at Community Funeral Home.

Carriebelle B. Watts
AMHERST — Carriebelle B. Watts, 86, died at Westminster Canterbury Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999. She was the wife of the late Willard C. Watts. Born in Amherst County, Sept. 28, 1912, she was the daughter of George H. Bowles and Martha Ann Jennings Bowles. She was a former school teacher and retired from the Henrico County Social Services Department. She was a member of Central Baptist Church where she was a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. She was a former member of the Northside Baptist Church in Richmond, a member of the Eastern Star and the Pleasant Vista Garden Club. Funeral arrangements are being made by Piney River Funeral Home, 804-277-5244. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 at Central Baptist Church by the Rev. Eugene Beverly with burial at Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery. The family will be at Piney River Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. today and other times at the home of her niece, Jean Thompson, 457 Thrashers Creek Road located in the Mount Pleasant area of Amherst County. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Baptist Church, General Delivery, Lowesville, Va. 22967-9999 or your favorite charity.

Ms. Brenda A. West
A funeral service for Ms. Brenda A. West will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Airy Baptist Church with the Rev. L.S. Jones officiating. Interment in Humbles family cemetery. The family will receive friends and assemble at the home of her sister, Carolyn Lamberth, Rt. 4, Box 310, Appomattox. Community Funeral Home directing.

Elfriede Zaucker White
Erna Z. Mitchell (Mrs. Haden Mitchell) of Evington has been notified of the death of her sister, Elfriede Zaucker White in Portland, Ore. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Delores Anne Allen
Delores Anne Lawhorne Allen, 58, of Tyro, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 at the University of Virginia Hospital. Born in Nelson County, Aug. 25, 1940, she was a daughter of the late John Leslie and Lena Belle Jones Lawhorne. She was the wife of William Calvin Allen. Anne was a member of Massies Mill Presbyterian Church and was retired from Johnson Senior Center. In addition to her husband of 42 years, William Calvin Allen; survivors include two sons, William (Billy) Calvin Allen Jr. and his wife, Linda and Larry Dean Allen and his wife, Crystal all of Tyro; two daughters, Delores Mays and husband, B.L. and Kim Allen also of Tyro; six sisters, Faye Lawhorne of Pottstown, Pa., Mildred Campbell of Piney River, McJoy Williams of Arrington, Peggy Lawhorne of Tyro, Cora Belle Hughes and Jean Lawhorne both of Massies Mill; six grandchildren, Michael, Chris, Matthew S., Morgan, Brian and Matthew L. She was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Lawhorne and a sister, Arlene Campbell. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home by the Rev. Terry Blevins and the Rev. Barry Miles with burial in Jonesboro Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1290 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, Va. 22901.

Virginia Mayberry Bondurant
Virginia Mayberry Bondurant, 84, of 3064 Forest Hill Circle, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. For 64 years, she was the wife of Charles Henry Bondurant Sr. Born June 19, 1914 in Eolia, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Henry H. and Isabel Hamilton Mayberry. Mrs. Bondurant was retired from General Electric and was a charter member of Forest Road United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the United Methodist Women. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mollie M. Saunders and two grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Charles H. Bondurant Jr. and David A. Bondurant; three daughters, Eleanor B. Carwile and Carole B. George all of Lynchburg and Marjorie B. Brooks of Forest; two sisters, Elizabeth M. Creger and Dorothy M. Ashworth, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Gene McNutt. 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. The family requests those wishing to make memorial contributions consider Forest Road United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Mattie B. Clark
Mrs. Mattie B. Clark of Rt. 1, Box 204, Rustburg, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Eula Jones Bowman. Her husband was the late Hop J. Clark. She was a faithful member of Crossroad Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory six children, Mrs. Ethel Franklin of Atlanta, Ga., Howard E. Clark of Washington, D.C., James L. Clark and William A. Clark both of Rustburg, Mrs. Hattie V. McKnight of Arlington and Mrs. Elsie M. Braswell of East Orange, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Cotman of Chesapeake; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence. The funeral announcement will appear later. Her remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Lola Crump Helms
Lola Crump Helms, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 at West Monroe Baptist Church. Interment was in the Hill Cemetery. Born Oct. 21, 1905 in Union County, she was a daughter of the late Tom Crump and Lillie Hill Crump. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, John Vann Helms of Lynchburg and J.D. Helms of Monroe; one daughter, Colleen Stegall of Wingate, 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Warren and Nathan Helms. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe was in charge of arrangements.

Lerline M. Minor
ULSTER PARK, N.Y. — Lerline M. Minor, 91, of Hudson Lane, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 at Ten Broeck Commons Nursing Home, Lake Katrine, N.Y. She was born May 11, 1907 in Buckingham County, a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Sallie E. Johnson Miller. Her husband, Clarence Minor died Feb. 19, 1983. An area resident for the past 10 years, Mrs. Minor formerly lived in Lynchburg. She had been employed as a cafeteria cook for Lynchburg Public Schools. Surviving are her son, Clarence of Ulster Park; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Two daughters, Lucille M. Minor, Rachel M. Ross; two sisters, Lulu M. Colbert, Edna M. Hutcherson and two brothers, Fletcher T. and Eugene T. Miller died previously. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 7 p.m. tonight in Holy Cross Church, Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston. Burial will be in Lynchburg. Arrangements by Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Avenue, Kingston. Lynchburg arrangements by Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Shirley Reynolds
Shirley Mundy Reynolds, 77, of Lynchburg, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Brookneal. Mrs. Reynolds was a former resident of the Covington area. She was born Oct. 15, 1921 in Orange County, a daughter of the late Lindsey W. and Eleanor Hall Mundy. Mrs. Reynolds was a LPN for 26 years in several nursing homes, including the Odd Fellows Home in Lynchburg. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Lynchburg and the Senior Saints Sunday School Class of the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin L. Reynolds in 1977; a granddaughter, Cindy Long and also one brother and one sister. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Jimmie Long of Lynchburg and Linda and Gene Pullin of Bacova; one son and daughter-in-law, Melvin L. and Norma Reynolds of Ballwin, Missouri; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Clinton (Margaret) Gowen of Newport News, Mrs. Evelyn Somma of Richmond, Mrs. Millicent Gardner of Charlottesville and Mrs. Louise Estes of Birmingham; one brother, Lindsey W. Mundy of Meridian, Miss. and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmie Long officiating. Interment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the Arritt Funeral Home, Covington.

Jack Burton Stewart
Jack Burton Stewart, 71, of 2910 Dellwood Circle, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Lucy Smith Stewart and was a retired Insurance Broker, most recently with Randy Campbell Allstate of Amherst. Mr. Stewart was born in Lynchburg, Dec. 13, 1927 to the late Jack Cunningham Stewart and the late Mary Levonia Johnson Stewart. He was active in the Jefferson Choral Society and in the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center FACinations. He was a member of Rivermont Presbyterian Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and his wife, Vernon Alan and Faye Stewart of Lewisville, N.C.; a daughter, Stephanie Ann Stewart of Lynchburg; step children, Robert Chisholm and Fran Pickett of Melbourne, Fla., Mary Elizabeth and John Davies of Monroe, Kathryn and Rev. Barry Tucker of Elon, Allen Lloyd and Tracy Pickett of Richmond; two sisters and their husbands, Lillian and Harold Beaman of Wilson, N.C., Patsy and Jim Eggers of Roanoke; a brother and his wife, Darrell and Joan Stewart of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Sarah and Joseph Williamson, Robert, Andrew, Laura and George Pickett, David, Jonathan and Benjamin Tucker, Randi, Forrester and Graham Pickett, Peter and Megan Davies. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jean Stewart Woodall. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Rivermont Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Lowell B. Sykes and the Rev. John Mabray with interment to follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 5690 Greenwich Road, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, Va. 23462 in honor of his nephew, Robert Karl Eggers. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Mildred Brown Tucker
Mildred Brown Tucker of Rt. 1, Box 91, Concord, departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at her residence. Her remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Mrs. Olivia (Ollie) Thompson Waller
Mrs. Olivia (Ollie) Thompson Waller, 75, of 3111 Beaver Pond Road, Nathalie, died Feb. 1, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was born in Halifax County, May 21, 1923. She was the daughter of Avery O. Thompson and Mrs. Esta Guthrie Thompson and was married to Gus Lewis Waller. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Millstone. Mrs. Waller is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Barbara W. Carr of Hurt, Mrs. Joan W. Tyree of Gretna, Mrs. Peggy W. Myers of Hurt, Mrs. Judy W. Cunningham of Gretna; two sons, Douglas W. Waller and Bill Waller both of Nathalie; four sisters, Dorothy T. Martin of Halifax, Margaret T. Wilborn of South Boston, Janie T. Wooding of Halifax, Rachael T. Smith of South Boston; five brothers, Charlie Thompson of South Boston, James D. Thompson of Danville, Joseph R. Thompson of Rocky Mount, N.C., David E. Thompson of Lynchburg, Larry S. Thompson of Concord; 19 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gus Lewis Waller; two daughters, Bernice Waller and Mary W. Conner and one brother, John Thompson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 at First Baptist Church of Millstone with the Rev. Bob Watts conducting the service. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Powell Funeral Home and other times at her home, 3111 Beaver Pond Road, Nathalie. Those wishing to give memorials are asked to please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.

Ms. Brenda A. West
Ms. Brenda A. West of Rt. 4, Box 311, Appomattox, departed this life Monday, Feb. 1, 1999. She was born Sept. 10, 1960, the daughter of Mary Mosley and the late Joe Grey. She was a member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church. Her stepmother, Virginia Pennix, preceded her in death. In addition to her mother, she leaves to cherish her memory her stepfather, Theodore Pennix of Brookneal; four brothers, Theodore and James Pennix of Appomattox and Gary and Shannon Mosley of Salem; two sisters, Carolyn Lamberth of Appomattox and Faye West of Salem; a devoted friend, John Morgan and a host of relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the home of Miss Carolyn Lamberth, Rt. 4, Box 310, Appomattox. Funeral arrangements will appear later. Her remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Philip G. Witte
Philip G. Witte, 92, of New Pond Village in Walpole and formerly a lifelong resident of Needham, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 at the Deaconess Glover Hospital in Needham. Mr. Witte has been a resident of New Pond Village for the past six years. Mr. Witty was a Credit Manager for the National Cash Register Company for 40 years before he retired. He was a lifetime honorary member of the Nehoiden Masonic Lodge AF & AM in Needham and was a charter member of the Needham Retired Men’s Club. Mr. Witte was an avid bowler with the Men’s Club and an avid hunter. Mr. Witte is survived by his wife of 67 years, Edna (Hutchinson), Mr. Witte was the father of Dorothy Goodwin of Lynchburg and the late Linda Quinn. Mr. Witte was the brother of the late Stafford Witte and Dorothy Witte. Grandfather of Philip Quinn of Alanta, Ga., Billy Quinn of McDonough, Ga., Susan Quinn of Griffin, Ga., Donna Early of Roanoke and Pamela Goodwin of Richmond. Great-grandfather of Tanner Quinn, Tyler Goodwin Early, Jennifer Lauren Early and one niece, Barbara Witte Schmidt of Berkly, Calif. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 at the Christ Episcopal Church Chapel, 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Philip’s memory may be made to American Lung Association of Greater Norfolk County, 25 Spring Street, Walpole, Mass. 02081. Arrangements by the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Avenue.

Miss Frances Abbitt
Funeral services for Miss Frances Abbitt will be conducted at 3 p.m. today instead of 1 p.m. at the chapel of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Hutcherson Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Baptist Cemetery. The cortege will assemble at 369 Galts Mill Road at 2:15 p.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Clarence A. Bell
Clarence A. Bell, 86, of Orangeburg, S.C. and Blowing Rock, N.C., died Monday morning at the Hospice in Lenior in Lenior, N.C. Mr. Bell was born Oct. 17, 1912 in Lynchburg, a son of the late Calvin Bell and Ila Bryant Bell Cumbie. He was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army. He was the widow of Vivian Juanita Moyer Bell. Survivors include one son, Ted Bell of Blowing Rock, N.C.; two grandsons, Brian Bell of Killeen, Texas and Randy Bell of U.S. Army, Germany; granddaughter, Lisa Furr of Albemarle, N.C.; great-grandson, Douglas Bell of Killeen, Texas; great-granddaughter, Brandi Furr of Albemarle, N.C. and step grandson, Sherrill Hayes of U.N.C.-Greensboro, N.C. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Williams officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery before and after the service. Thompson Funeral Home in Orangeburg, S.C. is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ella Cheatwood Blake
Mrs. Ella Cheatwood Blake of Bedford, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke. She is survived by five sons, Wayne (Sandra) Blake, James (Gloria) Blake, Calvin Blake, Oscar (Sandra) Blake, Sherwood Blake; two daughters, Erma Jean Brown, Sylvia Blake; three sisters, Elizabeth Flood, Fannie Browley, Viola Spinner; one brother, Odell Cheatwood; one uncle, Dennis (Hester) Wright; and a devoted friend, Samuel Parker. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 at the Otterville Baptist Church, Bedford. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The remains will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Lula P. Ferguson
APPOMATTOX — Lula Phelps Ferguson, 93, died Sunday evening, Jan. 31, 1999 at Avante of Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late Jesse Edward Ferguson. Born in Appomattox County, May 24, 1905, she was a daughter of the late William Edward and Janie Page Phelps. She was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church and a retired seamstress with the Appomattox Garment Co. She is survived by her five children, Jesse Carroll Ferguson and his wife, Sylvia of Monroe, William Clark Ferguson, Lynchburg, Mrs. Maxine Sharp and her husband, Roy of Appomattox, Mrs. Inez F. Carter, Spout Spring and Mrs. Joan F. Beverely and her husband, Donnie of Lynchburg; one sister, Helen Burke, Lynchburg, 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 at Robinson Funeral Home by Dr. Jim Moon and Dr. Norman Hedding. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Inez Carter.

Raymond Gilbert
Raymond Gilbert, 70, of 1877 Hodnett Road, Gretna, died Sunday night in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Laura Hendrix
Mrs. Laura Hendrix, 87, of Danville, died Monday in the Pine Forest Health Care Center, Danville. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Bell High
Evelyn Bell High, 83, of Huddleston, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 in the Lewis-Gale Hospital. She was born Feb. 15, 1915 in Lynchburg. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence O. Bell and Ballard High and a grandson, Rusty Bell. She was a retired employee of Craddock-Terry Corp. and was a member of the Fairview Christian Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Fay Bell, Huddleston; a granddaughter, Hannah B. Bowling, Roanoke; three grandsons, John R. Bell Jr., Roanoke, Ricky Owen Bell, Lynchburg, James Clifton Bell, Moneta and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted from the graveside at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 2, 1999 at the Staunton Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Frank Schmitt. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home, Huddleston.

Mrs. Bernice Fletcher Lee
Mrs. Bernice Fletcher Lee of 518 Turkey Mountain Road, departed this life Jan. 28, 1999. She leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted husband, Roosevelt Lee; two sons, Randy Hall of Amherst and Lawrence Hall of N.C.; two daughters, Rochelle Washington, Diane Hall; three brothers, Robert Fletcher, Leslie Fletcher, Earl Fletcher all of Newark, N.J.; seven sisters, Dorothy Rose and Mary Sandidge of Amherst, Hester Brunette of Washington, D.C., Emma Williams, Eva Green, Bessie Smith and Nancy Fletcher all of Landover, Md.; three stepsons, Deacon Charlie Lee and Alfred Rose of Amherst and Willie Lee of Amherst; one stepdaughter, Sally Johnson of Pottstown, Pa.; one son-in-law, Johnnie Washington; one daughter-in-law, Wanda Hall and her daughter, Briana and a host of other nieces, nephews, grandchildren, cousins and other relatives and friends. Her remains rest at Winfree-Wright Funeral Service, 162 Depot Street, Amherst. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Margaret Nelson officiating. Her remains will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Lee family cemetery. W.L. Winfree directing.

Mrs. Mattie
Mrs. Mattie of Rt. 1, Box 204, Rustburg, died Monday at Lynchburg General Hospital. Survivors include six children. Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home, 846-1337.

Billy Dale McPhetridge
Billy Dale McPhetridge, 65, of Moneta, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Charlotte Kane Meeks
Charlotte Kane Meeks, 84, of 4401 Hill Top Drive, died Jan. 31, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late James Hampton Meeks Sr. Mrs. Meeks was born July 16, 1914 in Pittston, Pa. to the late Anthony John Kane and Mary Ellen O’Kane Kane. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and co-owner and operator of Meeks Delicatessen. She is survived by two sons, James H. Meeks Jr. and his wife, Doris of Lynchburg, David L. Meeks and his wife, Beverly of Nelsonville, Ohio; a daughter, Marilynn Jean Meeks Lisberger and her husband, Charles of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; a niece, Mary CeCile Adams of Salem, Ore., seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Liturgy of Resurrection will be conducted at noon Wednesday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with the Rev. Kevin J. O’Brien officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home with Christian Wake service beginning at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 Roundelay Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24502. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Alice Virginia Thomas Murphy
Alice Virginia Thomas Murphy, 79, of Bedford, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Jack Burton Stewart
Jack Burton Stewart, 71, of 2910 Dellwood Circle, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Lucy Smith Stewart and was a retired Insurance Broker, most recently with Randy Campbell Allstate of Amherst. Mr. Stewart was born in Lynchburg, Dec. 13, 1927 to the late Jack Cunningham Stewart and the late Mary Levonia Johnson Stewart. He was active in the Jefferson Choral Society and in the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center FACinations. He was a member of Rivermont Presbyterian Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and his wife, Vernon Alan and Faye Stewart of Lewisville, N.C.; a daughter, Stephanie Ann Stewart of Lynchburg; step children, Robert and Fran Chisholm Pickett of Melbourne, Fla., Kathryn and Rev. Barry Tucker of Elon, Allen Lloyd and Tracy Pickett of Richmond; two sisters and their husbands, Lillian and Harold Beaman of Wilson, N.C., Patsy and Jim Eggers of Roanoke; a brother and his wife, Darrell and Joan Stewart of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Sarah and Joseph Williamson, Robert, Andrew, Laura and George Pickett, David, Jonathan and Benjamin Tucker, Randi, Forrester and Graham Pickett, Peter and Megan Davies. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jean Stewart Woodall. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rivermont Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Lowell B. Sykes and the Rev. John Mabray with interment to 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. Memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 5690 Greenwich Road, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, Va. 23462 in honor of his nephew, Robert Karl Eggers. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Miss Frances Abbitt
Miss Frances Abbitt died Friday. Survivors include four children, one sister, one brother. Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home. 846-1337.

Carolyn “Susie” Burke
Carolyn “Susie” Burke, 39, of 510 Hillside Court, died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at her home. She is survived by two sons, William Johns and Christopher Carrico; one daughter, Rhonda Carrico; one grandchild, Tasne Johns and her beloved mother, Hattie Bruce, all of Lynchburg. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Old City Cemetery, Fourth and Taylor Street, by Pastor Dennis Wade. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Geraldine Clark
Funeral services for Ms. Geraldine Clark of Nathalie will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Millstone Baptist Church in Nathalie with interment in the church cemetery. Jeffress Funeral Home of Brookneal is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew Preston Coleman
Deacon Andrew Preston Coleman departed this life Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 in the Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born July 12, 1911 in Amherst, to the late Willie Andrew Coleman and the late Sally Gardner Coleman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ellis Coleman; a daughter, Margaret Coleman Mannon; a sister, Edna Coleman; four brothers, Thomas, David, Esmond and Arthur Coleman; two grandchildren, Jamale L. Coleman and Shirley E. Coleman. He was a faithful and loyal member of the Ivy Hill Baptist Church, Naola, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He also served in the United States Army. He leaves to cherish his memory four sons, Willie A. Coleman of Concord, Raymond L. Coleman, Robert L. Coleman and Gilbert D. Coleman all of Naola; four daughters, Shirley E. Coleman and Emma C. McCray both of Naola, Gearldine E. Coleman and Mary C. Harris both of Lynchburg; one brother, Jesse H. Coleman of Lynchburg; three sisters, Mary L. Burton of Lynchburg, Emma C. Russell of Madison Heights, Virginia and Sally F. Burford of Washington, D.C.; two sons-in-law, Preston L. McCray and Mike Harris Sr.; four daughters-in-law, Mary B. Coleman, Gracie B. Coleman, Roberta C. Coleman and Cheryl H. Coleman, 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters-in-law, Laurie R. Coleman, Rebecca D. Ellis and Alberta B. Coleman and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Ivy Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. M.D. Mays officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends and assemble at the residence, Rt. 2, Box 3336-B, Monroe. Community Funeral Home directing.

Ruth Noell Hall
Mrs. Ruth Noell Hall of 2484 Hurricane Drive, Bedford, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at her residence. She was born in Bedford County February 24, 1924 to the late Frank Noell and Annie Noell Rixey. She was the wife of Wilma N. Hall. She joined the Popular Spring Baptist Church at an early age where she served as a Deaconess and vice president of the Missionary Circle. She was preceded in death by sisters, Vea Spinner, Sodonia Noell, Eugenia Rucker, Emma Cheatwood and Classie Wright. In addition to her devoted husband, she leaves to cherish her memories six children, Claudine H. Spinner and husband, Leroy of Dale City, Wilmer A. Hall and wife, Mattie of Bedford, Hortense H. Rixey and husband, Lewis of Oxen, Md., James H. Hall of Temple Hill, Md., Geraldine H. Spinner and husband, Joseph of Bedford, Norwood L. Hall of Bedford, Teresa H. Sutton and husband, Daryl of Dale City; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Haynes of Goode, Mrs. Beulah Anderson and husband, James of Forest and Mrs. Annie A. Noell of Lynchburg; one brother, Lawrence (John) O. Noell and wife, Margaret of Forest and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Brown, officiating. Interment will be in the Noell Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence and family and friends will assemble at the church. Community Funeral Home directing.

Rosa Chambers Johnson
Rosa Chambers Johnson of 2224 Duke Street, departed this life Thursday in the Medical Care Center. Her remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Josephine Agee Kirkwood
Josephine Agee Kirkwood, 90, of Bedford, died, Jan. 23, 1999. Funeral services, 11 a.m. today, Thaxton Baptist Church. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Dr. Josephine Humbles Kyle
Dr. Josephine Humbles Kyle died Wednesday. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Sunday at Humbles Family Cemetery. Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home. 846-1337.

Bernice Fletcher Lee
Mrs. Bernice Fletcher Lee of 518 Turkey Mountain Road, departed this life Jan. 29. Her remains rest at Winfree-Wright Funeral Service, Amherst. Complete notice to appear later.

George Burnelle May
George Burnelle May, 72, of 14 Greenwell Ct., died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Roanoke on Nov. 23, 1926, he was the husband of Thelma G. May and a son of the late Everette Charles May and Willie Clara Reynolds May. Mr. May was a Navy veteran of WWII, a retired brick mason and a member of Timber Ridge Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Jackie May Wilson and her husband, Al of Gladys; two sons, Jerry W. May and his wife, Linda and Larry F. May and his wife, Sharon both of Forest; a brother, Darden May of Bedford; two sisters, Violet May Jenkins of Roanoke and Arlene May Witt of Forest; six grandchildren, Kim Hayes, Wes Wilson, Kristy Wilson, Korey May, Kolby May and Kortlyn May; four great-grandchildren, Clinton Hayes, Ryan Hayes, Ian Hayes and Samantha Wilson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank L. May. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Timber Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. David W. Roland officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel and other times at the home of his son, Jerry, 1263 Charmin Dr., Forest.

Mildred Brumfield Montgomery
Mildred Brumfield Montgomery died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 at Camelot Hall. She was the wife of Samuel Paxton Montgomery. Mrs. Montgomery was born Aug. 7, 1914 in Roanoke, a daughter of the late Bunyan Byrd Brumfield and Sarah Anne Caldwell Brumfield. She was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, J. Robert Montgomery and his wife, Catharine; a daughter, Susan Douthat and her husband, David and grandchildren, J. Robert Montgomery Jr. and his wife, Skye, Paige Montgomery and Robert McDaniel. She is also survived by a step-granddaughter, Michelle Kidd and her son, Colby and two great-grandchildren, Sabina and Darienne Montgomery. She also leaves behind a devoted caregiver, Kathy Jerina. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 at Fort Hill Memorial Park by the Rev. John Pickett. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Virginia.

Virginia Organ
Virginia Organ, 94, of 279 Gladys Road, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born August 20, 1904, in Campbell County, she was a daughter of the late Horace and Mary Hughes Organ. She was a member of Wesleybury United Methodist Church and was a retired school teacher from the Fairfax County School System. She is survived by four nephews, William Cabell Garbee of Richmond, Estes Dudley of Florida, Robert Horace Garbee of Lynchburg, and James B. Organ Jr. of Gladys; one niece, Anne Arthur of Greensboro, N.C. She was preceded in death by one brother, James B. Organ; two sisters, Madge Clark and Elva Garbee. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 in Wesleybury United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Judy Carlson. The family will receive friends at the residence of a nephew, James B. Organ Jr., 373 Gladys Rd., Gladys. Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Flynn Branch, Gladys, is in charge of arrangement. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Wesleybury United Methodist Church, Rt. 2, Box B-1, Gladys, Va. 24554.

Mary Loflin Phelps
Mary Loflin Phelps, 80, of Westridge Circle, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital following a brief illness. Born April 27, 1918 in Chesterfield County, she was the wife of the late Russell Carlyle Phelps and a daughter of the late Rev. Nelius L. Loflin and Muriel Talley Loflin. Mrs. Phelps was a graduate of Virginia Baptist School of Nursing and excelled in that field having been awarded the O.B. Barker Medal. She was a member of College Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Stephen M. Phelps of Wilson, N.C.; her grandson, Stephen Michael Phelps Jr. of Lynchburg; her granddaughter, Amanda R. Phelps of Richmond; a brother, William R. Loflin and his wife, Shirley of Lynchburg; three sisters, Margie R. Loflin of Lynchburg, Virginia L. Stokes and her husband, John of Newport News and Claire L. Graham of Charlotte, N.C., six nephews, four nieces, five great nephews and seven great nieces. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel with the Rev. Jim Nelson and Dr. David Upshaw officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at her residence, 1217 Westridge Circle. Those wishing to make memorial gifts are asked to consider College Hill Baptist Church Century Fund or a local charity of your choice.

Peggy Dobyns Roberson
Peggy Dobyns Roberson, 67, of Oskaloosa, Kans., died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at her home. She had cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 at the Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, Kans. Burial will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry, Kans. She is survived by her husband, W.K. Roberson of the home and two sons and two daughters. Local survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Marian D. and Cecil Banton of Madison Heights. Memorials may be made to the Williamstown Assembly of God Church in Williamstown, in care Barnett Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, Oskaloosa, Kans. 66066.

Roy St. Clair
Roy Houston St. Clair, 73, of 489 E. Fairlawn Dr., died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor. He was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Botetourt County, a son of the late Robert H. and Mary Adams St. Clair. Mr. St. Clair served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired in 1976 after more than 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service as a rural letter carrier on the old Covington Route 2 postal route. Mr. St. Clair was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Vina Mae Johnson St. Clair of Covington; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary H. and Leigh St. Clair of Lynchburg; a grandson, Derek H. St. Clair of Lynchburg; two brothers, Claude W. St. Clair and Lewis A. St. Clair, both of Covington; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was conducted Wednesday from the graveside at Alleghany Memorial Park with the Rev. Pembroke Hall officiating. Arrangements were handled by Arritt Funeral Home, Covington.

Geoffrey Loring Belisle
Geoffrey Loring Belisle, 57, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at his residence after a long illness. Born in Waltham, Mass., he was the son of Ruth Macloon Belisle of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and the late Eugene Louis Belisle. Geoff received his BA from Northwestern University in 1964 and attended Washington University, studying for his Master’s Degree in Urban Studies. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969 and was posted to the Office of the Army Chief of Staff. After a long residency in Washington, D.C., Geoff moved to Virginia where he served as the City of Lynchburg’s carpenter, a post he retired from in 1998. In addition to his mother, Geoff is survived by one brother, Alexander Belisle of Vernon, Conn.; four sisters, Margo Belisle of New York City, Susan DuPont of South Royalton, Vt., Jeanne Dorval Peterson of Vernon, Conn. and Ruth Bullard of Hobe Sound, Fla. and a number of nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Those wishing to make memorial contributions, please consider the American Cancer Society, 2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501. Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving Mr. Belisle’s family.

Ms. Geraldine Clark
Ms. Geraldine (Bean) Clark of 1199 Shiloh Church Road, Nathalie, died Jan. 28, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete by Jeffress Funeral Home, Brookneal.

Andrew Preston Coleman
Andrew Preston Coleman of Rt. 2, Box 3336-B, Monroe, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. His remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Bobby Junior Davis
Bobby Junior Davis, 50, of 1160 Todds Trail, Nathalie, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 in the Halifax Regional Hospital. Arrangements are being made by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna.

William Henry Dickerson
William Henry Dickerson, 84, of Amherst, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the husband of Annie Matkins Dickerson. Born April 23, 1914 in Rockingham County, N.C., a retired farmer, Mr. Dickerson was a son of the late Alexandra and Mattie Cox Dickerson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian Layne, Della Bolton Ross and Irene Edwards and two brothers, Vester and Wesley Dickerson. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, William Melvin Dickerson of Tuscon, Ariz.; two daughters, Hazel Margaret Schoolfield and Jeannette Catherine Revis both of Reidsville, N.C.; one step-son, Kenneth Dickerson of Amherst; one step-daughter, Agnes Dickerson of Danville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Whitten Monelison Chapel. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Peddlar Volunteer Fire Department.

Gwendoline Willson Garland
Graveside services for Gwendoline Willson Garland will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Amherst Cemetery. Mrs. Garland is survived by one daughter, Joanne Elizabeth Garland of Kwajalcin, Marshall Islands; one son, Samuel Meredith Garland of Boulder, Colo.; mother-in-law, Mrs. Samuel Meredith Garland of Amherst; four sisters-in-law, Lucie E. Garland also of Amherst, Eva G. Lindsay of Arlington, Rosalie G. Sharp of Lynchburg and Sharon G. Albert of Elon and one brother-in-law, David B. Garland of Charlottesville. Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the Garland family.

William Wendell Gentry
William Wendell Gentry of 801 Cedar Gate Road, Monroe, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 in Virginia Baptist Hospital after a long illness. Born in Monroe to the late Val Ree and Mary Miller Gentry. He was the husband of Mrs. Esther Lee Colmore Gentry. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kenneth Leigh Gentry of Lynchburg and Wendell Maurice Gentry of Monroe; one brother, Kenneth P. Miller of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Fay Miller of Baltimore and Ellen Mills of Brooklyn; a devoted uncle and aunt, Randolph and Marion Thomas of Monroe and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rising Sun Baptist Church with he Rev. R.W. Lovelace officiating and the Rev. Johnny Ford, eulogist. Interment in the church cemetery. The family will assemble and receive friends at the residence. Community Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Ruth Ollie Hall
Mrs. Ruth Ollie Hall of 2484 Hurricane Drive, Bedford, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at her residence. The family is at the residence of her daughter, Geraldine Hall Spinner, 3356 Otterville Road, Bedford. Her remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Coleman Vincent Harlow
Coleman Vincent Harlow, 77, of Charlottesville, died Jan. 27, 1999 at his home. Among his survivors are one son, Sonny Harlow and his wife, Elizabeth and their child, Sarah of Appomattox and his grandchild, David Allen Harlow of Bedford. A funeral service will be conducted at 12 p.m. Saturday at the Teague Chapel, Charlottesville, with the Rev. Jim Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. tonight at Teague Funeral Home.

Elma Giles Hoke
APPOMATTOX — Elma Giles Hoke died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at Appomattox Health Care Center. Born in Appomattox County, she was the daughter of the late Orson Taylor and Etta Lawhorne Giles. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Reynolds and her husband, Alvin Reynolds of Appomattox; two grandsons, Dustin Shane and Phillip Gordon; four sisters, Inez Blackwell of Spout Spring, Nellie Jarrell, Shirley Godsey and Jane Mann of Appomattox. She was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Hoke; two sisters, Rachel Giles and Laura Jordan; two brothers, Lt. Edward Giles and Taylor Giles. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 at Liberty Cemetery by the Rev. Daniel Dockery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the home of Nancy and Alvin Reynolds. Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association, 203 9th Street, Lynchburg, Va. 24504.

Gracie G. Morris
Gracie G. Morris, 91, of Forest, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the widow of Raymond William Morris. Born Dec. 20, 1907 in Enon, Missouri, she was a daughter of the late George and Dollie Aquart Rinehart. She was preceded in death by one daughter. Mrs. Morris is survived by one son, Gordon Morris and his wife, Barbara of Forest; two grandchildren, Gordon R. Morris II and his wife, Sheri of Chester, Tracey R. Tate and her husband, John of Mechanicsville and three great-grandchildren, Laura Morris of Chester and Matthew and Frankie Tate of Mechanicsville. She also leaves behind many friends, caregiver, Betty Layne and the loving staff of Helping Hands Nursing Service. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Virginia Memorial Park by the Rev. Thornton Critchley. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Campbell County Rescue Squad. Diuguid Waterlick Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude Stevens
Gertrude Stevens, 87, of Keene, Texas, formerly of Republican Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 after a short hospitalization. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Stevens and is survived by son, Charles; grandson, Thomas G.; a step-great-grandson, Benjamin Bates and sister, Marjorie Harrop along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Republican Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church in Republican Grove, Va. Visitation will be at the church from noon until time of service.

Carolyn “Sue” Burke
Carolyn “Sue” Burke, 39, of Hillside Court, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 at her residence. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Andrew J. Clay Jr.
HAMPTON — Andrew J. Clay Jr., 72, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. He was a native of Altavista and had been a Peninsula resident since 1952. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army with eight years of service. He was self employed in the carpet business for 32 years. Mr. Clay was also a former member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jewell Clay; two daughters, Sandra Gardner and Sonya Clay of Hampton; one brother, Walter Clay of Norfolk; two sisters, Geneva Bennett and Rosebelle Kidd of Altavista and four grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 28, 1999 at Peninsula Funeral Home. The family will receive friends after the service until 8:30 p.m. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 in Altavista Memorial Park.

Roy Lee Fisher
Roy Lee Fisher, 39, died Tuesday at his residence in Roseland. Survived by mother, Sallie Vanison Fisher, six brothers, two sisters. Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday, Fisher family cemetery. Byrum-Parr Funeral Home.

Gwendoline Willson Garland
Gwendoline Willson Garland, 61, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at the Elder Care Gardens in Charlottesville. She was the wife of the late Samuel Meredith Garland. Mrs. Garland was born March 3, 1937 in Sussex, England and was a retired maintenance supervisor with Raytheon, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by one daughter, Joanne Elizabeth Garland of Kwajalcin, Marshall Islands; one son, Samuel Meredith Garland of Boulder, Colo.; mother-in-law, Mrs. Samuel Meredith Garland of Amherst; four sisters-in-law, Lucie E. Garland also of Amherst, Eva G. Lindsay of Arlington, Rosalie G. Sharp of Lynchburg and Sharon G. Albert of Elon and one brother-in-law, David B. Garland of Amherst. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Amherst Cemetery by the Rev. Jacque Ambler. Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the Garland family.

William Wendell Gentry
William Wendell Gentry of 801 Cedar Gate Road, Monroe, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. His remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Cecil Jones
Cecil Jones, 74, co-founder and president of M.C.M. Parking Co., Inc. in Washington, D.C., died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999. Mr. Jones was born August 9, 1924 in Nelson County, a son of the late Robert Grant Jones and Ella Proffitt Jones Coffer. He is a former resident of Lynchburg. Mr. Jones honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II and was a member of Capital Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Willie S. Jones; three sisters, Mamie J. Hawkins, Lena B. Lawhorne and Bette Dabbondanza. He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Connie Leebrick Jones of Falls Church; a daughter, Dale Jones Carter of Waynesboro; two sons, Cecil S. Jones of Vienna and Timothy A. Jones Sr. of Herndon; seven grandchildren Charles and Jason Carter, Christa, Tim Jr., Jennifer, Rebecca and Christopher Jones; three brothers, James, Fred and Mitchell Jones of Lynchburg; a sister, Annie Carter of Waynesboro. Also, many other relatives and friends. He will be remembered for his great love and devotion to his family and friends and his deep faith in God. The family will receive friends at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 W. Broad St., Falls Church from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. A service will be conducted by the Rev. Steve Reynolds at the Capital Baptist Church, Annadale at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. Interment will be at National Memorial Park, Lee Highway, Falls Church.

Helen Lorraine Moore New
Helen Lorraine Moore New, 72, of 220 Morgan Street, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the widow of John William “Bill” New. Born in Meadowview, Va., she was a daughter of the late John Leslie Moore and Kathleen Thomas Moore. Mrs. New was a retired employee of the Sports Shop. She is survived by two step-daughters, Dorothy N. Terry and Iris N. Fuller; one sister, Janet “Wanda” Fee and her husband, Pete and numerous extended family members and friends. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Fort Hill Memorial Park by the Rev. Pete Fee. The family will receive friends prior to service time Friday at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel.

Ray Wyatt Rowland
Ray Wyatt Rowland, 60, of Hurt, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 in the V.A. Hospital in Salem. Born Dec. 19, 1938 in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of the late Edison Smith Rowland and Alice Saunders Rowland. He was a member of the Altavista Moose Club. He is survived by his wife, Kitty Rowland of Altavista; one daughter, Adriana Prettyman of Altavista; five brothers, Luther Rowland of Chatham, Guy Rowland of Gretna, Raymond Rowland of Evington, George Rowland and Kenneth Rowland both of Hurt and three sisters, Nan Jacobs of Gretna, Beulah Shelton of Danville and Naomi Fletcher of Tenn. He was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Rowland. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 in Finch & Finch Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Bert Johnson. Burial will follow in Gretna Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and other times at the home of Nan Jacobs, 5833 Telegraph Road, Gretna.

Andrew Juliard Schroder II
A memorial service for Andrew Juliard Schroder II will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 in the Weissert Chapel at Westminster Canterbury with the Rev. A. Kim Webster officiating. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Murdis Thomas
Funeral services for Murdis Thomas will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Court Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Benjamin Harris officiating and the Rev. Johnny Ford eulogist. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas’ remains may be viewed in the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at 228 Kirkley Circle, Forest and 1711 14th Street, Lynchburg. Family and friends will assemble at the church at 12:45 p.m. Services by Franklin Funeral Home.

Charles Ray Williams
Charles Ray Williams, 62, of Moneta, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at Roanoke Memorial Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Mr. Darryl M. Avery
Mrs. Deborah D. Peterson
Funeral services for Darryl Maurice (Pete) Avery and Mrs. Deborah D. Rose Peterson will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 from the Mount Evergreen Baptist Church, Rt. 24, Evington with the Rev. Lorenzo Rouff officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Their remains will lie in state at the church from 11:30 a.m. until time of service. The cortege will assemble at the residence, 122 Daddy Rabbit Lane at 12:30 p.m. Their remains may be viewed at the funeral home from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Arlene Hill Bane
Mrs. Mary Arlene Hill Bane, 83, of Vernon Hill, died Monday. Services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Burial in the church cemetery. Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.

Peggy Wright Callaham
Peggy Wright Callaham, 71, of Lynchburg died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at her home. Mrs. Callaham was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Roanoke, Va. to the late Charles B. Wright and Edna S. Wright. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mack and Betsy Callaham of Elon; her daughter and son-in-law, Meg and Sandy Carrington of Lynchburg; two sisters, Betty W. Winslow and Barbara W. Hall, both of Lynchburg; two grandsons, Jacob Callaham and his wife, Dea Callaham of Cary, N.C., and Alex Carrington of Lynchburg; two granddaughters, Corey Callaham of Elon and Katie Carrington of Lynchburg; and numerous friends and caregivers who loved and supported her. In lieu of flowers, consider a local charity of your choice. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the home of her daughter, Meg, at 921 Rothowood Road, Lynchburg, Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, 237-9424.

Betty Cathcart Carpenter
Betty Cathcart Carpenter, 74, of 1415 Broad Street, Altavista, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of Robert B. Carpenter Jr. Born July 1, 1924 in Anderson, S.C., she was a daughter of the late James Milling Cathcart and Bessie Henderson Cathcart. She was a member of Lane Memorial United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women, a lifetime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution where she served in many local, district and state offices and a past president of the Virginia Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, David Randolph Carpenter of China Grove, N.C.; three daughters, Lee C. Harizanoff of Richmond, Catherine C. Bear of Roanoke and June C. Carpenter of Altavista; two brothers, Edward Cathcart, MD of Spartanburg, S.C. and James M. Cathcart Jr. of Greenwood, S.C.; two sisters, Mary C. Dickson and Sarah C. Ruble both of Anderson, S.C., six grandchildren and a special family friend, Frances Calloway. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 in Lane Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Allen. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and other times at the residence. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Lane Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Avoca Building Fund.

Charles Franklin Cooper
Charles Franklin Cooper, 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Charlottesville. Mr. Cooper was born Aug. 19, 1930 in Covington to the late Rennie Cooper and the late Lee Ona Cooper. He is survived by his daughter, Kristy Noell of Lynchburg; two sons, Charles L. Cooper of Lynchburg and Rennie H. Cooper of Virginia Beach; a sister, Nell Fielder of N.M.; four brothers, Mark Cooper of Ga., Jack Cooper of Lexington, Doug Cooper and Albert Cooper both of Lynchburg. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Cooper. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 in the Presbyterian Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Vernon officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2250 Murrell Road, B-2, Lynchburg, Va. 24501. Woodall-Tharp Funeral is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Mrs. John C. Dabney
Mrs. Frances W. Dabney, wife of the late John C. Dabney III, died at Virginia Baptist Hospital Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, 1999. Born in Lynchburg in 1928, she was the daughter of the late Samuel H. Williams and Elizabeth Bryan Williams. She attended E.C. Glass High School and graduated from the St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, N.C. and Mt. Vernon Junior College in Washington, D.C. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Lynchburg Garden Club and the Junior League of Lynchburg. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Dabney IV of Toronto, Canada; a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hutter, of Lynchburg and grandchildren, Sara E.B. Hutter, Margaret W. Hutter, John C. Dabney V, Caitlin M. Dabney and Nicole F.A. Dabney. Two brothers also survive, Samuel H. Williams Jr. and James J. Williams of Lynchburg. The family will receive friends at 202 St. James Place from 5-7 p.m. today. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Benton H. Carey and the Rev. Dr. William P. Parrish. The family suggests memorials to St. John’s Episcopal Church or Miller Home, Lynchburg or other charitable interests. Diuguid Wiggington Chapel, 811 Wiggington Road, is in charge of arrangements, 385-8900.

Reba W. Ellis
Memorial services for Reba W. Ellis, who passed away January 21, 1999, will be held at Rustburg Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999. The Rev. Elizabeth Forester will conduct the service.

Margaret “Garget” Floyd
LOVINGSTON — Margaret “Garget” Floyd, 82, of Lovingston, died Monday night, Jan. 25, 1999 in the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. A lifelong resident of Lovingston Garget as all knew her was born Sept. 10, 1916 in Lovingston, a daughter of the late William Albert Stevens Sr. and Marion Stevens Stevens. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Floyd. She was a member of Nelson United Methodist Church in Arrington. Garget is survived by two daughters, Margaret Floyd Butler of Staunton and Joyce F. Eubank and her husband, Douglas of Pleasant View; two sons, Ray L. Floyd and his wife, Charlotte of Waynesboro and John “Jimmy” Floyd and his wife, Sylvia of Lovingston; a brother, William S. Stevens Jr. of Front Royal, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 in the Nelson United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Ecklund officiating with interment in Mt. View Cemetery in Lovingston. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston and suggest that those wishing to make memorial contributions consider the Nelson County Rescue Squad, Faber, Va. 22938.

George Wagner Frommelt
George Wagner Frommelt, 76, of Lynchburg, died Jan. 26, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Lynchburg in 1922, he was the son of the late Hugh W. and Mamie S. Frommelt. Mr. Frommelt was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and a graduate of Holy Cross High School. He was a retired accountant with the Virginia Department of Transportation. He is survived by one brother, Hugh W. Frommelt Jr. of Lynchburg; three cousins, Steve Ambrose of Silver Springs, Md., Cecilia and Albert Ambrose also of Silver Springs, Md. and numerous close friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church by Father Kevin O’Brien. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Diuguid Rivermont Chapel.

Mable Richardson Hamm
Mable Richardson Hamm, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Camelot Hall of Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late Carson Hamm for over 50 years. Mrs. Hamm was born August 19, 1913, in Grayson County to the late Muncy Richardson and the late Mintie Halsey Richardson. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Meade Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son, Roger Hamm of Rustburg; her daughter, Elizabeth Stillwell of Tazewell; sisters, Bertha Browing of Lynchburg, Brida Dempsy of Orlando, Fla.; brothers, Harry Richardson of Laurel, Md., Rudolph Richardson of North Tazewell; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 in Rustburg Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Clark officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Roger Hamm, 209 Crestview Circle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Campbell County Rescue Squad. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 237-9424.

Guinevere (Gwen) Tucker Hansen
Guinevere (Gwen) Tucker Hansen, 64, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at Holly Manor Nursing Home, Farmville. She was the wife of Emil Hansen. Born March 26, 1934 in St. Clair County, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Joseph B. Tucker Sr. and Zeta Lou Lilly Tucker. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Dale Wayne Hansen of Lynchburg and Martin Emil Hansen of Wake Forest, N.C.; one daughter, Rebecca Lynn Ore of Lynchburg; four sisters, Ola Elaine Beckstrom of East Moline, Ill., Mary Lou Dewalle of Dubuque, Iowa, Edith Yvonne Harris of East Moline and Dianne Reed of Brompton, Ala.; three brothers, Joseph B. Tucker Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, Larry Tucker of East Moline and Michael Tucker of Brompton; five grandsons, Joseph Hansen, Steven Hansen, David Hansen, Justin Millner and Will Ore. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel with the Rev. John Herman officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Cecil Jones
Cecil Jones, 74, co-founder and president of M.C.M. Parking Co., Inc. in Washington, D.C., died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999. Mr. Jones was born August 9, 1924 in Nelson County, a son of the late Robert Grant Jones and Ella Proffitt Jones Coffer. He is a former resident of Lynchburg. Mr. Jones honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II and was a member of Capital Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Willie S. Jones; three sisters, Mamie J. Hawkins, Lena B. Lawhorne and Bette Dabbondanza. He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Connie Leebrick Jones of Falls Church; a daughter, Dale Jones Carter of Waynesboro; two sons, Cecil S. Jones of Vienna and Timothy A. Jones Sr. of Herndon; seven grandchildren Charles and Jason Carter, Christa, Tim Jr., Jennifer, Rebecca and Christopher Jones; three brothers, James, Fred and Mitchell Jones of Lynchburg; a sister, Annie Carter of Waynesboro. Also, many other relatives and friends. He will be remembered for his great love and devotion to his family and friends and his deep faith in God. The family will receive friends at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 W. Broad St., Falls Church from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. A service will be conducted by the Rev. Steve Reynolds at the Capital Baptist Church, Annadale at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. Interment will be at National Memorial Park, Lee Highway, Falls Church.

William Taft (Billy) Martin
APPOMATTOX - William Taft (Billy) Martin of Lee Grant Ave., died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Mary Lee Martin. Born in Appomattox, Va., Nov. 6, 1909, he was the son of the late John and Alice Martin Martin. He was a retired employee of the Virginia Department of Transportation and a member of Bible Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, Gilliam L. (Buddy) Martin and William H. and Patsy Martin of Appomattox; one son-in-law, Curtis T. Mayberry Sr. of Appomattox and a devoted granddaughter, Darnell Thompson and seven other grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura M. (Dolly) Mayberry. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Robinson Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert E. Lee. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence.

Mary Adams Newbill McDowell
Mrs. Mary Adams Newbill McDowell, 91, died Tuesday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Deborah Denise Rose Peterson
Deborah Denise Rose Peterson, of 1210 Devonshire Road, Oxon Hill, Md. died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 along with her brother, Darryl (Pete) Avery, in Oxon Hill. Born in Washington, D.C. she was the daughter of the late James R. Rose and Mrs. Geraline Oulds Avery. She was a member of Mt. Evergreen Baptist Church. In addition to her loving and devoted mother she is survived by two children, John Peterson, Jr. and Terrence Peterson, both of Oxon Hill, Md.; two grandchildren, Alexis Peterson and Tarrell Peterson, both of Oxon Hill, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Sandra Booker of Rustburg and Ms. Stacie Rose-Broadus of Evington; 7 nieces and nephews; 5 great nieces and nephews, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence of her mother at 122 Daddyrabbit Lane, Evington. The funeral announcement will appear later. Her remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gladys Price
LEBANON, VA. — Mrs. Gladys Price, 72, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 in the Russell County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Russell County, she was of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of Vernice Price. She was the former Manager of Trailsway Bus Station. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Freddie (Mary) Shreve, Mrs. Randall (Louise) Herndon both of Lebanon; one son, Kenneth Price of Lebanon; eight grandchildren, Teresa King, Gregory Shreve, Randall V. (John) Herndon Jr., Gary Shreve, Greta Caudill, Robbie Herndon, Tracy McCown and Kyle Neal Price and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Grady Price will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Russell County Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rick Meade officiating. Burial will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Randall (John) Herndon Jr., Greg Shreve, Robbie Herndon, Gary Shreve, Kevin McCown, Todd King and James Caudill. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Norman Rexrode and members of the Lebanon Lifesaving Crew. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Russell County Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Price.

David T. Reams
David T. Reams, 43, of 3007 Country Villa, WL, died at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Mr. Reams was a supervisor at New Directions. Born Nov. 3, 1955, in Lynchburg, he had lived in the Lafayette, Ind. area for the past two years. He was engaged to marry Jeanie England. Mr. Reams enjoyed watching sports and fishing. In addition to his fiancee, he is survived by his parents, Christopher and Edith S. Reams, two brothers, Jackson Reams and Michael Reams, all of Lynchburg; two sisters, Christine Longenbaugh of Antioch and Tammy L. Davison of Lynchburg. No visitation or services. Hippensteel funeral directors were in charge of arrangements.

Iva Hines Shelton
GRETNA — Iva Hines Shelton, 74, of 24232 US Highway 29, Gretna, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 at Danville Regional Medical Center. Born May 14, 1924 in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Arthur Hines and Mollie Johnson Hines. Mrs. Shelton was a member, deaconess and a former Sunday school teacher of Gretna Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was a retired employee of Dan River. She was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Dalton and two brothers, Jesse Hines and Emmitt Hines. She is survived by her husband, Odie H. Shelton Sr. of Gretna; a son and daughter-in-law, Odie and Kay Shelton Jr. of Dry Fork; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Carlton Rowland of Danville; two sisters, Madeline Huffman and Thelma McBride both of Gretna; five grandchildren, Christy Shelton and her husband, Donald of Hurt, Jill Rowland of Greensboro, N.C., Carla Rowland of Danville, Stephanie Shelton of Blacksburg and Adam Shelton of Dry Fork and one great-grandson, Austin Shelton. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at Gretna Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Barry Crumpton. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. tonight at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 24232 US Highway 29, Gretna. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Dodson Sisco
Mrs. Frances Dodson Sisco, 63, of Richmond died Monday at her home. Graveside services, 2 p.m. today at Cross Roads Baptist Church. Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.

Mary Belle Dudley Sutherland
Mary Belle Dudley Sutherland, 97, of Penhook, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999. Born January 4, 1902, she was a daughter of the late Chapman Walter Dudley and Mary Fannie Dudley. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben Rucker Sutherland; one son, Benjamin Chapman Sutherland; one sister, Lucille Dudley English. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Frances Harvell of Lynchburg; one son, David Sutherland of Penhook; two grandchildren, John Benjamin Harvell of Lynchburg, Ann Harvell Maddox of Forest; five great-grandchildren, Mary Susan Harvell, John Frederick Harvell, both of Lynchburg, Shelley Lafoon, Benjamin Lee Maddox and John David Maddox, all of Forest. The family will receive friends at Penhook United Methodist Church one hour prior to the service. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at Penhook United Methodist Church with the Rev. Betty Marshall officiating. Interment will follow in Northfield Church Cemetery, Penhook. Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie J. Truslow Sr.
Charlie (Jack) Joseph Truslow Sr., 73, of Spruce Creek Lane, died Monday at University of Virginia Hospital. Survived by wife, Minnie, three sons and two daughters. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday at Wintergreen Christian Church. Family visitation from 7-8 p.m. today at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home.

Nannie Tanner Wade
Nannie Tanner Wade, 91, of 2456 Mosby Avenue, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Elridge William Wade. Born October 19, 1907 in Appomattox County, she was the daughter of the late Neil A. and Annie J. Tanner. Mrs. Wade was retired from the garment factory and was a very active member of Fairview Christian Church, where she was a member of the Sunshine Bible Class for more than 60 years. She was also a member of the Fairview Rebekah Lodge #52. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Elridge W. Wade, Jr. Mrs. Wade is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Harry Hale of Long Island; a daughter-in-law, Myrtis P. Wade of Lynchburg; two brothers, Marshall Tanner of Lynchburg and Jones Tanner of Gladys; two sisters, Virginia Coates, also of Gladys and Louise Isaacs of Lynchburg; four grandchildren, Harry Hale, Jr. and his wife, Judy of Chatham, Steve Hale and his wife, Carolyn of Long Island, Sherman Wade and his wife, Cathy of Tucker, Ga., and Ronald Wade and his wife, Deborah of League City, Texas and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Christian Church by the Rev. Jan L. Weston and Parish Minister, Jean Reynolds. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and at other times at the residence. Those who wish to make memorials, please consider the Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation in Brookneal and the Sunshine Bible Class of Fairview Christian Church.

Maggie Perdieu Bergman
APPOMATTOX — Maggie Perdieu Bergman, 94, of 511 Virginia Avenue, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Walter Bergman. Maggie was born in Appomattox County on April 14, 1904, a daughter of the late Henry Archer and Gertrude Doss Perdieu. She was a lifelong member of Maple Grove Baptist Church and retired from the Appomattox Garment Factory. She is survived by her daughters, Louise Phelps and her husband, Calvin of Chesapeake and Audrey (Sis) Ferguson of Appomattox. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at Robinson Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Phillips and the Rev. Don Bryant. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Sis Ferguson.

Shelly Jean Bernard
Shelly Jean Bernard, 48, of Boxwood Street, Hudson, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at Caldwell County Hospice. She was born Aug. 18, 1950 in Oscoda, Mich. to Mrs. Mildred Tooze Lee of Oscoda and the late Forrest Lee. Mrs. Bernard was employed at Underdown’s Florist and was the former owner of Bernard’s Florist in Viewmont. Survivors in addition to her mother, include her husband, Michael Kevin Bernard of the home; one daughter, Ms. Melissa Bernard of Valdese; one brother, Brian Lee of Chardon, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Bob (Delores) Neis of Tomah, Wis. and Mrs. Perry (Traci) Pieper of Little Chute, Wis.; devoted mother-in-law, Mrs. Maude Bernard of Madison Heights and a special friend, Frank Diplock. Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999 at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. James Cone. The family received friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

Edith Phillips Carpenter
Edith Phillips Carpenter, 81, of 5041 82nd Avenue North, Apt. 209, Pinellas Park, Fla. and formerly of Rustburg, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born Sept. 17, 1917 in Campbell County, she was a daughter of the late John Bradley Phillips and Bessie Lee Moorman Phillips. She was a member of Faith Community Church, Largo, Fla. and was retired from Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena, Fla. She is survived by one son, John Carpenter and his wife, Alison of Palm Harbor, Fla.; three daughters, Mary C. Hatfield of Rustburg, Phyllis Hollister and her husband, James of Seminole, Fla. and Dorothy Lennox and her husband, David of Clearwater, Fla.; two brothers, Edward Phillips and John B. Phillips and his wife, Barbara all of Rustburg; one sister, Virginia Powers of Evington; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, also survive. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope United Methodist Church. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 in New Hope United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Carleton Thomas. Burial will follow in the Phillips-Herndon Family Cemetery, Rt. 686, Rustburg. Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista is in charge of arrangements.

Adele Dowdy Crews
GLADYS — Adele Dowdy Crews, 65, of 7213 Lewis Ford Road, died Monday morning, Jan. 25, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of Marvin Aubrey Crews. She was born in Halifax County, Aug. 11, 1933, daughter of the late Joseph Preston Dowdy and Edith Cage Dowdy. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a former employee of Burlington Industries. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Marvin A. (Buddy) Crews of Brookneal; two daughters, Bernadette C. Littles of Gladys, Christy C. Angel of Gladys; two brothers, Clarence Dowdy of Rustburg, Joseph Dowdy of Madison Heights; two sisters, Frances Gibson of Gretna, Rachel Hamlett of Rustburg, eight grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Shelby Royal with burial to follow at Ebenezer 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 other times.

Newton Belnap Fowler
1904-1999
Newton Belnap Fowler, 94, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 in Lynchburg. Mr. Fowler was born in Wabash, Ind. and lived during high school in Meridian, Miss. At death, he was a resident of Westminster/Canterbury Retirement Community in Lynchburg. Mr. Fowler had worked for 43 years as a communications engineer with AT&T. He attended Georgia Tech. During his career he worked in several cities including Atlanta, Ga., St. Louis, Missouri and Cincinnati, Ohio. He served a brief stint during WWII as a civilian specialist with the Army Signal Corps instructing teletype operators for the invasion of Normandy. He also worked for the federal government on the early warning radar system in Alaska during the Cold War. In retirement, Mr. Fowler was a consultant on telephone transmission systems in several foreign countries including Iran under the late Shah. Mr. Fowler was an active member of his church, the Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), serving as Sunday school teacher and elder. He was also on several national boards and committees of the denomination. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William G. Fowler of Meridian, Miss. and by his brother, James Emory Belnap Fowler of Lindsay, Calif. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Nancy Elliott Fowler formerly of Somerset, Ky.; two children, Newton B. Fowler Jr. (Ellis), Baltimore, Md. and Joy Fowler Flowers (Robert), Madison Heights; five grandchildren, Laura F. Tyree, Rob Flowers, Holly F. Keck, Newt Fowler III, Allen Fowler and four great-grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be made to Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va. 24501 or Christian Church Foundation, 130 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Ind. 46204-3645. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 in the chapel, Westminster-Canterbury, V.E.S. Road. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Roger Zimmerman, Minister, First Christian Church, Lynchburg where Mr. Fowler was a member and the Rev. Jack Hamilton, retired Minister, Madison Heights Christian Church.

Vernard Flavious Gilliam
Vernard Flavious Gilliam, 94, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 in Camelot Hall Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Lula Baker Gilliam. Mr. Gilliam was born Dec. 3, 1904 in Prince Edward County to the late Warren Hutson Gilliam and the late Alma Covington Gilliam. He was retired from Craddock Terry Shoe Company after 40 years of service. He also was a member and served as a deacon at Fairview Christian Church, was a member of the Men’s Fellowship and had 30 year perfect attendance with the Loyal Mens Sunday School Class. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Jack Kerns of Lynchburg; son and daughter-in-law, Max and Ann Gilliam of Evington; a sister, Lucille Johnson formerly of Prospect; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. John Baker of Leavenworth, Wash., Mrs. Guthrie Gilliam of Buena Vista and Mrs. Arnold “Jack” Gilliam of Pamplin; four grandsons and their wives, Vernard M. “Vern” Gilliam Jr. and Jackie Gilliam, Thomas Nelson “Tom” and Coleen Gilliam, Stuart Alan and Lisa Harris and Brian S. and Toni Harris; two granddaughters and their husband, Deborah G. “Debbie” and Tom Wright and Pamela G. “Pam” and George Hromco; seven great-grandchildren, Ben, Aaron and Maegann Wright, Derek, Justin and Lauren Harris and Courtney Hromco; two step-grandsons and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, A.C. (Jack) Gilliam and Guthrie Gilliam. A funeral service will be conducted at noon Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at Fairview Christian Church with the Rev. Jan L. Weston, the Rev. Grover Putnam and Jean Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mens Fellowship Club Fairview Christian Church, 2701 Campbell Avenue, Lynchburg, Va. 24501. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Christopher Columbus Gowin
Christopher Columbus Gowin of 554 Leesville Road, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the husband of Thelma Ewers Gowin. Chris was born Jan. 3, 1915 in Buckingham County, the son of the late Elijah Allen Gowin and Martha Seay Gowin. He retired from Pepsi Cola/General Cinema after 40 years of service. He was a member of Woodman of the World and was named Mr. Woodman in 1990 and 1992 and an active member of Park View United Methodist Church, where he was a charter member and past treasurer of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Emmett, Roy, Ernest and Lewis Gowin and one sister, Nellie Glass. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Christopher Ray Gowin and his wife, Jane of Fort Mill, S.C. and Terry Kent Gowin and his wife, Gail of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Christopher Hills Gowin, Allen H. Gowin and Mary Lofton of Fort Mill, S.C.; two brothers, Percy Allen Gowin of Richmond and Samuel Gowin of Dillwyn and two sisters, Pauline G. Smith of Midlothian and Ruth Ann LeSueur of Spotsylvania County. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Park View United Methodist Church by the Rev. Gene Larkin and the Rev. Wayne McCraw. Interment will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

Guinevere (Gwen) Tucker Hansen
Guinevere (Gwen) Tucker, 64, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at Holly Manor Nursing Home. She was the wife of Emil Hansen. Born March 26, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Joseph B. Tucker Sr. and Zeta Lou Lilly Tucker. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Dale Wayne Hansen of Lynchburg and Martin Emil Hansen of Wake Forest, N.C.; one daughter, Rebecca Lynn Ore of Lynchburg; four sisters, Ola Elaine Beckstrom of East Moline, Ill., Mary Lou Dewalle of Debuque, Iowa, Edith Yvonne Harris of East Moline and Dianne Reed of Brompton, Ala.; three brothers, Joseph B. Tucker Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, Larry Tucker of East Moline and Michael Tucker of Brompton; five grandsons, Joseph Hansen, Steven Hansen, David Hansen, Justin Millner and Will Ore. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. John Herman officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel.

Josephine Agee Kirkwood
Josephine Agee Kirkwood, 90, of Bedford, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Thaxton Baptist Church. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Albert Manuel Kronfeld
Albert Manuel Kronfeld, 95, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at Westminster-Canterbury, Lynchburg. He was the husband of the late Doris Goldstein Kronfeld. Born Dec. 25, 1903 in Austria, he was a son of the late Solomon and Yetta Kronfeld. Mr. Kronfeld was a retired salesman and a member of the Agudath Sholom Synagogue, Lynchburg and B’Nai B’rith. Prior to moving to Lynchburg in 1992, he had been a resident of Fairfield, Conn. since 1941. Mr. Kronfeld is survived by one son, Jay Kronfeld of Roxbury, Conn.; one daughter, Naomi Shapiro of Lynchburg; four grandchildren, Alexander Isaac Shapiro of Atlanta, Ga., Deborah Loya of Roxbury, Conn., Erica Winnes of Avon, Conn. and Joshua Kronfeld Chabelowsky of Arlington and six great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Noah, Micah and Joshua Shapiro and Christina and Andrew Loya. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Montefiore Cemetery in St. Albans, N.Y. Prayers will be held at the home of his daughter, Naomi Shapiro, 1520 Lexington Drive, Lynchburg at 6 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Agudath Sholom Synagogue or Haddassah. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

Billy Dale McPhetridge
Billy Dale McPhetridge, 65, of Moneta, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Robert Edward Moore
Robert Edward Moore, 89, of Charlotte Court House, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. Surviving are two sisters, Carrie M. Bradner of Gretna and Alice M. Becker of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; one niece and several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Salem Baptist Church with interment in Evergreen Community Cemetery. Remains rest at the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville.

David Robey
David Robey, 77, of Owings, Md., died Saturday. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gretna Burial Park. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna in charge of arrangements.

Mary Belle Dudley Sutherland
Mary Belle Dudley Sutherland of Pen Hook, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999. Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, is in charge of arrangements.

Lester M. Thomas Jr.
Lester M. Thomas Jr., 70, of Lynchburg, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at his daughter’s home in Madison Heights. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Virginia Blanks Thomas. He was born Jan. 14, 1929 in Lynchburg, the son of the late Lester Moses Thomas and Dottie Crow Thomas. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell Casebolt and Lewis Thomas. He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Woods and her husband, Lawrence of Lynchburg and Brenda Hudson of Madison Heights; one son, Michael Wayne Thomas of Madison Heights; four grandchildren, Jason Woods, Byron Hudson, Amanda Thomas and Joseph Thomas and one sister, Lottie Harlowe of Dumfries. A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday in Whitten Park Avenue Chapel by the Rev. Carlton Duck and the Rev. Carl Farmer Jr. 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 daughter, Brenda, 1186 Winesap Road, Madison Heights. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice of the Hills or the American Cancer Society.

Murdis G. Thomas
Murdis G. Thomas departed this life Monday, Jan. 25, 1999 in Guggenheimer Nursing Home, Lynchburg. She was born in Buckingham County to the late Phil and Fannie Patterson Gray. She was the wife of the late Tom J. Thomas for 56 years and was a member of the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Buckingham County. Preceding her in death were six children, Mrs. Betty Spinner, Mrs. Lorraine Raine, Frank Thomas, John Thomas, T.J. Thomas and Ms. Shirley Ann Thomas. She is survived by eight children, Mrs. Estell Johnson of Madison Heights, Mrs. Marie Smith (Wilson) of Forest, Mrs. Ella M. Hill (Alfred) of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Elenora Free of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Mary Carter (Benjamin) of Silver Springs, Md., Mrs. Bernice Roame (Arthur) of Silver Springs, Md.; two sons, William (Toe Joe) Thomas of Lynchburg and Nathan Thomas of Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Mrs. Nora Epps of Bakerfield, Calif.; one brother, Harold Gray of Cumberland. She is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Yvonne Thomas of Madison Heights, Addie Thomas of Lynchburg; a devoted and caring friend, Joyce Farmer of Lynchburg, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The funeral notice will appear later. The family will receive friends at 228 Kirley Circle, Forest and 1711 14th Street, Lynchburg. Services by Franklin Funeral Home, 845-7101.

Rudolph Wilson Walker
Rudolph Wilson Walker, 72, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999. Born Sept. 9, 1926, he was a son of the late Herbert V. Walker Sr. and Lula Wilson Walker. Mr. Walker attended Lynchburg College and was a WWII Navy veteran. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Helen C. Walker Freeman of Lynchburg; two nephews and a niece. He was preceded in death by his brother, Herbert V. Walker Jr. and his sister, Gloria W. Wood. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Spring Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Wigner officiating. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

Edith Phillips Carpenter
Edith Phillips Carpenter, 81, of 5041 82nd Ave., Apt. 209, Pinellas Park, Fla., and formerly of Rustburg died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Phillips Carwile
Doris Phillips Carwile, 76, of Lynchburg, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 in Camelot Hall Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Lynwood Carwile. She was born Feb. 27, 1922 in Campbell County, the daughter of the late L. V. Phillips, Sr. and Nellie Baker Phillips. Doris grew up in Bedford County and was Miss Bedford County in 1941. She was co-owner with her late husband of Carwile Market and retired from Revco. She was a member of Fairview Christian Church and throughout her life she enjoyed music and playing the organ. She is survived by two daughters, Jean Carwile Masteller and her husband, Richard of Walla Walla, Wash. and Peggy Carwile Karpenske and her husband, Jack of Lynchburg; five grandchildren, Kerry Carwile Masteller of Wellesley, Mass., Carrie Barrack and Jonathan Karpenske of Lynchburg, Jane Bockert of Wilmington, Del. and Sara Karpenske of Albuquerque, N.M.; one great grandson, Christopher Barrack of Lynchburg and four sisters, Nellie P. Gilliam and her husband, W. C. of Lynchburg, Louise P. Leech and her husband, Raymond of Forest, Betty P. Chaney of Concord and Nancy P. Auth of Lynchburg. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Ronald T. Davidson. Interment will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing Student Scholarship Fund, 1901 Tate Springs Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501.

Arthur E. Coundjeris
BEDFORD - Arthur E. Coundjeris, 82, of Bedford, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1998. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, 586-3443.

James H. Everette, Jr.
HAVERHILL, MA - James H. Everette, Jr., age 75 died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999. He was born in Lynchburg on Nov. 24, 1923, son of the late James H. and Vera (Allen) Everette and attended Lynchburg schools graduating from the E. C. Glass High School with the class of 1941. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Fitchburg State College and received his Associates degree in electrical engineering from Merrimack College in 1962. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout with four palms. He was also a member of the Order of the Arrow. Mr. Everette served in the U. S. Navy during W.W. II as a technician first class aboard the submarine USS Tench, a ship he commissioned and aboard which he participated in three successful war patrols. At the time of his discharge in 1946, he had received several awards including the Submarine Combat Insignia with 2 gold stars and the Asiatic Pacific Medal with three gold stars. Prior to his retirement in 1986, he had been employed by Raytheon Co. for thirty years. During his tenure at the Raytheon Lowell Plant he held several positions including Engineer, Engineering Supervisor and finally Quality Assurance Manager of the Sidewinder, AMRAAM and HARM Missile programs. Mr. Everette was a member of the Squalis Chapter of the Submarine Veterans of W.W. II and the Thresher Base of the U. S. Submarine Veterans, Inc., both of Portsmouth, N.H. He enjoyed photography, videography and woodworking. He is survived by his wife Helen (Lemire) Everette, with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage, three daughters, Donna E. Traficante and her husband Rodney, and Karen A. Everette, both of Haverhill, Susan E. Dunbar and her husband Ronald of Sandown, N.H., also a son John W. “Jack” Everette and his wife Kathie of Haverhill, two sisters, Nell Baer and her husband Erwin and Connie Main and her husband John, an aunt Iva Ballagh, all of Lynchburg, 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 23 with burial in St. Josephs Cemetery, Haverhill, MA.

William Anderson Garth
AMHERST - William Anderson Garth, 78, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the husband of Rosalie MacDonnell Garth. Born March 21, 1920 in Alexandria, he was a son of the late Lee Burnley and Lottie Dickerson Garth. He was a retired oceanographer from the U. S. government and an Army Veteran of WW II were he received the Purple Heart. He was a graduate of VPI in Blacksburg with a B.S. Degree in Forestry. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the Auburn University with a Masters Degree in Fish and Wildlife. He attended various colleges in the Washington, D.C. area, studying oceanography. He also attended the University of Virginia pursuing a Doctorate Degree in American History. After retiring from the U. S. government, he taught in public schools in Va. Beach and Amherst County. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William Anderson Garth, II of Amherst and a daughter, Cheryl Garth Tyree and husband, Justin of Monroe; a sister, Mary Ann Garth of Gore; three grandchildren, Heather Ann Garth of Rustburg, Kyle Anderson Tyree and Tiffany Dawn Tyree both of Monroe. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruckersville, Va. with the Rev. Dan Carlton officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Driskill Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amherst Life Saving Crew.

Guinevere (Gwen) Tucker Hansen
Guinevere (Gwen) Tucker Hansen died, Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at Holly Manor Nursing Home in Farmville. Arrangements are incomplete at Duiguid Waterlick Chapel.

Robert Eldridge Kimery
Robert Eldridge Kimery, 83, of Goode passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 in the Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1915 in Tenn., a son of the late Max Jerome Kimery and Zenna Ruble Hylton Kimery. He was preceded in death by a son, Roy Lee Kimery. He is survived by his wife, Grace Decker Kimery; two sons, Robert Florian Kimery, N.C., James Hoyle Kimery, Texas; a daughter, Zenna Kimery Ferguson, Huddleston; a special friend, Sambo; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today at 1 p.m. from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford, by the Rev. Jim Thompson. Interment will follow in the Pisgah Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

Josephine Agee Kirkwood
Josephine Agee Kirkwood, 90, of Bedford died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 in Carilion Bedford Memorial. She was born in Bedford County on May 25, 1908 a daughter of the late Willie Hampton Agee and Blanche Vaughan Agee. She was the widow of Thomas Minter Kirkwood. Mrs. Kirkwood was retired from Rubatex Corp. and a member of Thaxton Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Tom Kirkwood and wife Brenda, Montvale; Robert M. Kirkwood and wife Diane, Forest; four daughters, Janice Carter and her husband, Cecil; Julia Thomas and her husband, Fred; Betty Mitchell and Barbara Kirkwood all of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Alice Agee, Bedford; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one nephew and three nieces. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 at Thaxton Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Beck officiating. Burial will follow in the Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Betty Mitchell at 1303 Kelso Mill Road, Bedford. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Margaret Taylor Loeffler
Margaret Taylor Loeffler, 89, of Farmington, formerly of Windsor, widow of Walter M. Loeffler, Jr., died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 at McLean Home, Simsbury. Born in Windsor, daughter of the late Charles Frederick and Vesta (Spencer) Taylor, she was a life long member of the First Church in Windsor, Congregational, a 50 year member of Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter DAR, and a life member of the Windsor Historical Society. An artist all her life; during the later years she became a poet and published two works, one which reflected on retirement and the other her personal feelings of grief after the death of her husband Walter. She leaves three daughters and their husbands Margaret Lee and (Bruce Johnston) Loeffler of Granby, Hannah Hollister and (Jim) Herward of Lynchburg, who Mrs. Loeffler lived with for a time and Rebecca and (Will) Runk of Bristol; a sister Lois Taylor of Granby; and two grandchildren Bryan and Megan Herward. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, 1 p.m. at the First Church in Windsor, Congregational. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Palisado Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made to the Windsor Historical Society, 96 Palisado Ave., Windsor, 06095. The Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave. is caring for the arrangements.

Robert Lee Martin
Robert Lee Martin, 75, of 2016 Marshall Mill Road, Gladys, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Audrey Tweedy Martin. Born May 18, 1923 in Campbell County, he was a son of the late Robert Lynch Martin and Emma Bowen Martin. He was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church, an Army veteran of WW II, and a retired employee of Frank’s Place, Inc. with 25 years of service. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Shirley M. Garrett of Canton, Ga; two grandchildren, Jerry Garett and Amanda Draughn; one great-grandchild, Skylor River Draughn; one brother, Hubert Martin of Gladys; four sisters, Erna Isaacs of Spout Spring, Bernice Isaacs of Gladys, Katie Goff of Rustburg and Patty Hodnett of Long Island. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Robert H. Garrett, and a brother, William Lewis Martin. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 in Wesleybury United Methodist Church by the Rev. Judy Carlson and Dr. Jerry Falwell. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Flynn Branch, Gladys and other times at the residence.

Billy Dale McPhetridge
Billy Dale McPhetridge, 65, of Moneta died Friday. A memorial service will be held at Carder-Tharp Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Glenn Edwin Randall
Glenn Edwin Randall, 68, of Monroe, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at Avante’. He was the husband of Betty Jane Marsh Randall. Born June 8, 1930 in Reed City, Mich., he was the son of the late Laurence K. Randall and the late Laura Jenny Stillwell Randall. Mr. Randall was a retired Greyhound Bus Driver and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Bedford. He was a member of the Lions Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Patricia Ann Mainenti of Fla.; three sons, David Lee Randall of Monroe, Michael Ray Randall of Fla., and Lawrence Edwin Randall of Monroe; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Tabernacle Baptist Church in Bedford at a later date. Those who wish to make memorial contributions may consider the American Heart Association, 2250 Murrell Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Nannie Tanner Wade
Nannie Tanner Wade, 91, of 2456 Mosby Avenue, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Elridge William Wade. Born October 19, 1907 in Appomattox County, she was the daughter of the late Neil A. and Annie J. Tanner. Mrs. Wade was retired from the garment factory and was a very active member of Fairview Christian Church, where she was a member of the Sunshine Bible Class for more than 60 years. She was also a member of the Fairview Rebekah Lodge #52. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Elridge W. Wade, Jr. Mrs. Wade is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Harry Hale of Long Island; a daughter-in-law, Myrtis P. Wade of Lynchburg; two brothers, Marshall Tanner of Lynchburg and Jones Tanner of Gladys; two sisters, Virginia Coates, also of Gladys and Louise Isaacs of Lynchburg; four grandchildren, Harry Hale, Jr. and his wife, Judy of Chatham, Steve Hale and his wife, Carolyn of Long Island, Sherman Wade and his wife, Cathy of Tucker, Ga., and Ronald Wade and his wife, Deborah of League City, Texas and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Christian Church by the Rev. Jan L. Weston and Parish Minister, Jean Reynolds. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and at other times at the residence. Those who wish to make memorials, please consider the Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation in Brookneal and the Sunshine Bible Class of Fairview Christian Church.

Mary Elizabeth Seamster Wilborn
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at McKendree United Methodist Church cemetery. Visitation today, 7-8:30 p.m.

Evelyn Brown Wooldridge
Evelyn Brown Wooldridge, 84, of Lynchburg and formerly of Forest, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 in the Medical Care Center. She was born Nov. 3, 1914 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Hugh Pleasant Brown and Martha Millner Brown. Her husband was the late Earl Wooldridge. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Vivian B. Watson, Fay B. and Charles E. Bumgarner all of Lynchburg. Funeral services will be conducted from the graveside at 11 a.m. today, in the Virginia Memorial Park by the Rev. Robert Gochenour. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Harvey Franklin Allen, Jr. “Bug/J.B.”
Harvey Franklin Allen, Jr., 55, of Madison Heights, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1943 in Lynchburg, a son of Mary Keesee Allen Ellis and the late Harvey Franklin Allen, Sr. He formerly worked at Lynchburg Foundry and Lynchburg College. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his step-father, Kenneth D. Ellis and his deeply devoted companion, Lisa R. Gibson of Madison Heights; four children, Sherry A. Williams of Lynchburg, Paul D. Allen of Michigan, Franklin E. Allen and Cherish N. Allen of Lynchburg; three grandchildren; one sister, Paula A. Bagby of Lynchburg and five brothers, Edward L. “Rocky” Allen of Rustburg, Charlie Allen of Maryland, Sidney Allen of Yorktown; Kenneth Ray Ellis and Roy D. Ellis of Lynchburg. A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in Whitten Monelison Chapel by the Rev. Jack W. Finch. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be made to the Adult Care Center at Court Street United Methodist Church.

Darryl Maurice (Pete) Avery
Darryl Maurice (Pete) Avery, of 122 Daddyrabbit Road, Evington died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 along with his sister, Ms. Deborah Rose Peterson in Oxon Hill, Md. Born in Lynchburg, he was the son of Mrs. Geraline Oulds Avery and the late Lewis C. Avery. Darryl was employed with Barker Jennings Co. He was a member of Masonic Livewire Lodge #265, the Constantine Consistory #105, and Aladdin Temple #111 (Shriners), a member of Mt. Nebo Chapter 35 Royal Ark Masons, and a member of Christopher Attucks Chapter #18 Knight Templer. He was also the District Deputy Grand Master for the 23rd Masonic District, Prince Hall affiliate. He was a member of Old Dominion Lodge #181, Improved and Benevolent Order of Elks, and a member of Central Virginia Vans Unlimited. He was a member of Mt. Evergreen Baptist Church. In addition to his loving and devoted mother, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sandra Booker of Rustburg, and Ms. Stacie Rose Broadus of Evington, 9 nieces and nephews, 7 great nieces and nephews, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence. The funeral announcement will appear later. His remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Elliott Blankenship Burley
Elliott Blankenship Burley, 90, of 140 Melody Lane, Monroe died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999 in Guggenheimer Nursing Home. He was the husband of Eunice Gibson Whitesell Burley. He was born August 12, 1908 in Amherst County, a son of the late Lucian DuVal Burley and Maggie Gillespie Burley. He retired from Lynchburg Training School and Hospital, an Army Veteran and was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Lisa Michelle Evans. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Sam Whitesell and his wife, Sharon of Lynchburg; two daughters, Linda Evans and her husband, Clifton of Madison Heights and Kathy Armstrong and her husband, Jon of McLean; one grandson, Clifton Evans, Jr. of Madison Heights and a number of nieces and nephews including two devoted nieces, Kitty Meredith of Lynchburg and Joanne Bryant of Madison Heights. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Sardis United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jack Bartee. Interment will be in Tudor Hall Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:30-5 p.m. today at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

Doris Phillips Carwile
Doris Phillips Carwile, 76, of Lynchburg, died Friday at Camelot Hall Nursing Home. Whitten Timberlake Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Edith LaRue Cavey
Edith LaRue Cavey, 81, of Lynchburg died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the widow of Ernest Elmer Cavey Sr. Born in Baltimore, Md. on Jan. 20, 1918 to the late Joseph Franklin and Edith LaRue Wheat Marks. She was retired from K-Mart and was a member of the Methodist Faith. She is survived by three sons Bill Cavey, Ernest Cavey, Jr., Andrew Cavey; two daughters, Shirley Dority and her husband Richard, and Darlene Feyerherd and her husband Hank; four brothers; two sisters; four grandchildren, Lea Meadows, Lynn Crigger, Jason and Robert Feyerherd, and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery in Marion. The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel and other times at the residence of Darlene Feyerherd, 156 Brook Street in Monroe.

Joseph Alexander Gilchrist Jr.
Joseph Alexander Gilchrist Jr. died Jan. 21, 1999. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 21, 1903. He attended the University School in Cleveland and graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1928. He joined the 1st Cleveland Cavalry in Cleveland and served in the Army in Germany in World War II, attaining the rank of Major. He worked for many years for Sweet Briar College, beginning as Superintendent of the Farm in 1947, and becoming Director of Natural Resources in 1965. He retired in 1971 and moved to Lynchburg where he continued to serve the college in a consulting capacity. He was an active member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church where he served as a member of the vestry; he also volunteered for the Meals on Wheels Program. He was a member of the Bob White Lodge in Lynchburg and was a life long outdoor enthusiast, he had been an active member of the Amherst Rotary Club for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Lee Cox Gilchrist, whom he married in 1948, who died in 1988. He is survived by his two daughters, Joan Cox Danzansky of Washington, D.C. and Judith L. Cox Hollohan of Arlington; three grandchildren, Michael Winston Danzansky of Washington, D.C., Katharine Cox Danzansky of Boston, Mass. and Thomas Lee Hollohan of Arlington and a nephew, Daniel Gilchrist Barnes of Hickory, N.C. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. A private committal service will be held prior to the memorial service. Arrangements by Diuguid Rivermont Chapel.

Robert Irvin “Freck” Kendrick
Robert Irvin “Freck” Kendrick, 82, of Huddleston, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 in the Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born May 14, 1916 in Bedford County, a son of the late Roley T. Kendrick and Margaret Cassidy Kendrick. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Billy Burks Nichols; two brothers, Carlton E. Kendrick, Leo D. Kendrick; and a sister, Elmer K. Tuck. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Morgan Kendrick; a daughter, Melinda K. Nichols, Huddleston; an adopted granddaughter and her husband, Dale Ellen Nichols and Robert Davis, Knoxville, Tenn.; two adopted great grandsons, Quaid and Devon Davis, Knoxville, Tenn.; five sisters, Gracie K. Chewning, Agnes K. Saunders, both of Roanoke; Melva K. Morgan, Bedford; Janie Franklin, Mamie K. Goode, both of Huddleston; three brothers, Albert R. “Sam” Kendrick, Bedford; Russell T. Kendrick, Huddleston; Millard F. Kendrick, Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 25, 1999 at 3 p.m. from the Mentow Baptist Church by the Rev. Randy Hatcher and the Rev. Wayne Murphy. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 12 p.m. today and the family will receive friends from 3-5 and 7-9 at Updike Funeral Home, Huddleston. The family request that those who wish to make memorials consider the Mentow Baptist Church Joy Group.

Robert Eldridge Kimery
Robert Eldridge Kimery, 83, of Goode passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 in the Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1915 in Tenn., a son of the late Max Jerome Kimery and Zenna Ruble Hylton Kimery. He was preceded in death by a son, Roy Lee Kimery. He is survived by his wife, Grace Decker Kimery; two sons, Robert Florian Kimery, N.C., James Hoyle Kimery, Texas; a daughter, Zenna Kimery Ferguson, Huddleston; a special friend, Sambo. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 25, 1999 at 1 p.m. from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford, by the Rev. Jim Thompson. Interment will follow in the Pisgah Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

Robert Lee Martin
Robert Lee Martin, 75, of 2016 Marshall Mill Road, Gladys, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Flynn Branch, Gladys is in charge of arrangements.

Meriwether Lewis McGinnis
Mrs. Meriwether Gantt Lewis McGinnis, 90, of Shipman died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999. She was born in Howardsville, on Sept. 19, 1908. Mrs. Meriwether McGinnis was a member of Emmanual Episcopal Church, (Glenmore) Buckingham County for 80 years and attended Trinity Episcopal at Oak Ridge for the past 50 years. She was a very active worker in the activities of the Shipman community. She served as the assistant and head Post Mistress of the Shipman Post Office for over 30 years. Survivors include two sons, Bernard Lewis McGinnis of Shipman, Charles Meriwether McGinnis of Salem and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents John Gantt Lewis, and Mary Camm Patteson Lewis and also her husband Bernard Watson McGinnis in 1949. A church service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church at Oak Ridge. Interment will be in the Amherst Cemetery at Amherst after the church service conducted by the Rev. Craig Fickling. The family will receive friends today from 3-4 p.m. at Wells/Sheffield Chapel in Lovingston and all other times at the residence of Bernard Lewis McGinnis in Shipman. Memorial donations may be sent to Trinity Episcopal Church in care of Mrs. A. A. Lincoln, Jr. at Arrington, Va. 22922.

Jim Harvey McMahon
AMHERST — Jim Harvey McMahon, 70, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999 at his residence. He was the husband of Anita Gaudes McMahon. Born Nov. 4, 1928 in Gaines, N.Y., he was a son of the late Thomas James and Irene Hayes McMahon. He was a member and Deacon of the Amherst Baptist Church, a retired mechanic from the Pan American Airlines and an Air Force veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Timothy James McMahon and wife, Lisa of Richmond; one daughter, Wendy Sue McMahon, Clifton Park, N.Y.; two sisters, Audrey McMahon and Virginia Coleman both of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren, Tyler Niedhammer, Kacey Niedhammer and Moriah Niedhammer all of Clifton Park, N.J., Katrina McMahon and Christopher McMahon both of Richmond. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Driskill Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. today at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amherst Baptist Church or the Amherst Life Saving Crew.

Paul Eugene Pennix
Paul Eugene Pennix departed this life on Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 at the Bedford County Nursing Home. He was born in Appomattox County to the late David and Lydia Pennix. He leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Thomas Pennix and Sammy Pennix of Lynchburg, and Douglas Pennix of Monclair N. J.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bernard Pennix of Lynchburg, Willis H. Pennix of Burkesville, and Rossevelt Pennix of Brookneal; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at 1514-14th Street. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 at 3 p.m. from the Community Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. James E. Johnson, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Baptist Cemetery. The cortege will assemble at 1514-14th Street. Community Funeral Home directing.

Deborah Denise Rose Peterson
Deborah Denise Rose Peterson, of 1210 Devonshire Road, Oxon Hill, Md. died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 along with her brother, Darryl (Pete) Avery, in Oxon Hill. Born in Washington, D.C. she was the daughter of the late James R. Rose and Mrs. Geraline Oulds Avery. She was a member of Mt. Evergreen Baptist Church. In addition to her loving and devoted mother she is survived by two children, John Peterson, Jr. and Terrence Peterson, both of Oxon Hill, Md.; two grandchildren, Alexis Peterson and Tarrell Peterson, both of Oxon Hill, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Sandra Booker of Rustburg and Ms. Stacie Rose-Broadus of Evington; 7 nieces and nephews; 5 great nieces and nephews, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence of her mother at 122 Daddyrabbit Lane, Evington. The funeral announcement will appear later. Her remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Florine Hall Roberts
Florine Hall Roberts, 58, of 1806 Meadow Park Cr., Richmond and formerly of Gladys died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999 at her home. She was the wife of Eugene Roberts. Born March 7, 1940 in Campbell County, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Virginia Maude Dowdy Hall. She was a member of Hyles Baptist Church in Richmond. In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Michael Martin of Hopewell and Jeff Martin of Prince George; two daughters, Glenda Livingston and Brenda Martin both of Richmond; six brothers, Lewis Hall and Wyatt Hall both of Gladys, Clinton Hall of Long Island, Benny Hall of Madison Heights, J. T. Hall of Altavista and Garland Hall of Hurt; three sisters, Pauline Lindsey and Viola Epperson both of Gladys, Martha Dawson of Hurt; six grandchildren, Kristin Boyette, Randy Boyette, Jr., Nellie Martin, Steven Willis, Robert Willis and Christina Monk; two great grandchildren, Steven Willis, Jr., and Jacob Monk. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Percy Hall, Buford Hall and Russell Hall; two sisters, Margaret Cage and Ruby Rupert. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 1999 in Swan Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Thornton Hall and the Rev. Alfred Hartsell. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista, today from 7-8:30 p.m. and other times at the residence of Martha Dawson, 700 Spring Street, Hurt.

W. Oscar Sisk, Jr.
W. Oscar Sisk, Jr., 80, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999 in Athens, Ga. Born Jan. 11, 1919, he was a native of Lynchburg, a son of the late William Oscar and Cordie Lee Pickeral Sisk. He was a member of the Athens Elks Lodge and a Member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He served in the U. S. Navy, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He retired as a salesman. He is survived by a sister, Joyce Creasy and brother, Herbert Sisk, both of Lynchburg and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Jan. 18, 1999 at Bridges Chapel in Athens, Ga. with entombment at Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Athens Clarke Co. Humane Society, 399 Beaverdam Rd., Athens, Ga. 30605 or to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B2, Athens, Ga. 30605.

Cleveland Junior “Buddy” Thacker
GREENFIELD - Cleveland Junior “Buddy” Thacker, 60, of Chapel Hollow Road in Greenfield, died Friday evening Jan. 22, 1999 at his residence. Born in Nelson County on July 21, 1938, he was a son of the late Cleveland C. Thacker and Evelyn Mays Thacker. Buddy was employed with Faulconer Construction Company for 31 years and was a member of Bethel Church of the Brethren in Arrington. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Thacker of the residence; two sons, David Ray Thacker of Amherst, and Tony Junior Thacker of Tyro; two daughters, Shirley Carroll of Arrington, and Becky Thacker along with her fiancé, Brian Shifflett of Afton; four sisters, Joyce T. Mays of Madison Heights, Rebecca T. Gunter of Marliboro, Md., Mary T. Arthur of Bedford, and Elizabeth T. Curd of Appomattox, along with eight grandchildren, Samantha Carroll and David Carroll, Jr., Stacie Gibson, Kelsey Shifflett, Corey, Jason, Brian, and David Andrew Thacker. The family would like to thank all the Hospice workers from Martha Jefferson Hospital, all of Buddy’s friends and neighbors, friends from Faulconer Construction and a very close friend, Buddy Martin for all his kindness during his illness. Those who wish to make memorial contributions please consider the Hospice of Piedmont, 1290 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, Va. 22901, the Rockfish Valley Fire and Rescue Department, Afton, Va. 22901, and the building fund at the Bethel Church of the Brethren at Arrington. A funeral service will be held at the Bethel Church of the Brethren, Monday, Jan. 25, 1999 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Russell Coulter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Wells/Sheffield Chapel in Lovingston, and all other times at the family residence.

Evelyn Brown Wooldridge
Evelyn Brown Wooldridge, 84, of Lynchburg and formerly of Forest, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 in the Medical Care Center. She was born Nov. 3, 1914 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Hugh Pleasant Brown and Martha Millner Brown. Her husband was the late Earl Wooldridge. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Vivian B. Watson, Fey B. and Charles E. Bumgarner all of Lynchburg. Funeral services will be conducted from the graveside at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 1999 in the Virginia Memorial Park by the Rev. Robert Gochenour. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.


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