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Ora Lee Kidd Aultice
Ora Lee Kidd Aultice, 92, of Bedford, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999 at Oakwood Manor. She was born in Albemarle County, Feb. 5, 1907, a daughter of the late Otis Julian Kidd and Elizabeth Blanche Diehr Kidd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan J. Aultice and a son, Norman C. Aultice. She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Eldridge Cedric Aultice; four daughters, Pencie A. Carroll and her husband, Stuart of Hamilton, Mass., Faye A. Warner and her husband, Harold of Charlottesville, Deanie A. Rucker and her husband, Alex of Free Union and Linda A. Paul of Charlottesville; two sons, Kenny E. Aultice and his wife, Donna of Bedford and Patrick L. Aultice and his wife, Diann of Huntersville, N.C.; three sisters, Collis Miller of Cocoa, Fla., Audrey Boggs of Louisa, Ky. and Frances Miller of Beckley, W.Va., 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Bedford Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 161, Bedford, Va. 24523 or Bedford Presbyterian Church, 105 W. Main Street, Bedford, Va. 24523. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 1999 at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph S. Gaston officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Mrs. Brenda Rucker Daniel
Mrs. Brenda Rucker Daniel of 2204 Preston Street, departed this life Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Her remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Percy Douglas Ewers
Percy Douglas Ewers, 86, died Feb. 11, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Mrs. Annie Ruth Ewers. Born in Amherst County, Dec. 20, 1912. He was the son of the late Joseph J. Ewers and Minnie Baldock Ewers. Mr. Ewers was a member of College Hill Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired typesetter or printer with the News & Advance. Mr. Ewers was also an active volunteer with the Hudson House Mental Health Activity Center. He is survived by one son, Thomas (Tommy) Edward and wife, Maggie Ewers of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Martha Ann and husband, Mickey Cadd of Roanoke, Janet Kay and husband, David Johnson of Lynchburg; one sister, Bessie May Camden of Ashland; nine grandchildren, John, James, Matthew Ewers, Abigale Fruck, Hope Ellen Cadd, Michelle Dillon, Tracie Wheeler, Phillip and Christina Johnson, six great-grandchildren and numerous nephews. He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Jamie Leigh Johnson. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Diuguid Rivermont Chapel by the Rev. Jim Nelson and the Rev. Dr. Robert G. Moore III. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

Hallie Jennings Lyons
Funeral services for Hallie Jennings Lyons will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Monroe. She was the wife of the late Clarence Edward Lyons and in addition to her husband and parents was preceded in death by three children, Joseph Lyons, Ruby Louise Lyons and Billy Lyons. Mrs. Lyons is survived by three sons, three daughters, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law and a daughter-in-law. Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family.

Mrs. Florene Jones Murphy
Mrs. Florene Jones Murphy, 68, of Highland Springs, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Sunday at Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Jean Snead Nichols
Jean Snead Nichols, 67, of Bedford, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999 at her residence. She was born in Lynchburg, May 27, 1931, a daughter of the late Bernard Meriwether Snead Sr. and Mary Mitchell Snead. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Crawford Nichols and a brother, Joseph H. Snead. She was owner and vice president of J.C. Nichols Inc. and was a member of Bedford Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, John B. Nichols, Bedford; a daughter, Vickie N. Sherertz, Roanoke; grandchildren, John David Nichols, Bedford and Julia Crawford Sherertz, Roanoke; a brother, Bernard M. Snead Jr., Big Island. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999 at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dr. David L. Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family suggest those wishing to make memorials consider the Bedford Life Saving Crew. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford 586-3443.

James Frank Nichols
James Frank Nichols, 87, of South Boston, died Thursday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Mrs. Christine (Tine) Boyd Patrick
Mrs. Christine (Tine) Boyd Patrick of 1028 Langhorne Road, departed this life Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 in Avante Nursing Home. Born in Bluefield, W.Va., March 31, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Alice Mickles Boyd. She was the wife of Isaiah Patrick. A brother, James Arthur Boyd preceded her in death. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Patricia Boyd of Lynchburg and Ken Boyd of New York City; two stepdaughters, Delores Toler of N.J. and Gail Preston of Lynchburg; her stepsons, James White, Rev. Isaiah White Jr. and Ernest White all of Lynchburg; her sisters and brothers, Bertha Cox of Glasgow, Wilbur Boyd of N.J., Dorothy Collins and Donald Boyd both of Lynchburg, 11 devoted grandchildren, eight nieces and nephews, three devoted friends, Sharlene Turner, Clara Hall and Joyce McCray and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Prayer of Faith Temple Church, 9th and Taylor Streets with the Rev. Isaiah White Jr., eulogist. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Community Funeral Home and other times at 1301 Ashbourne Drive. Community Funeral Home directing.

Walter Lee Price
Walter Lee Price of Nathalie, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 in Lynchburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Nathalie with interment in the church cemetery. His remains will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the home of Willie and Lucille Price, 9155 Clarkston Road in Nathalie. Jeffress Funeral Home of Brookneal is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Betty Scott
Mrs. Betty Scott of 955 Randolph Lane, died Friday. Survivors include two daughters. Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home, 846-1337.

William D. Smith
William D. Smith formerly of Lynchburg, departed this life Friday morning in Washington, D.C. Services by Franklin Funeral Home, 845-7101.

Helen Good Spitzer
Helen Good Spitzer, 77, of Concord, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 in the home of her son in Rustburg after a long illness. Mrs. Spitzer was born Nov. 20, 1921 in Harrisonburg to the late Stuart Edward Good and the late Octavia Wheelbarger Good. She was a member of Hyland Heights Baptist Church and was retired from Farmers Bank in Appomattox. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Jeffrey G. and Kathy Spitzer of Concord and Eric L. and Janice Spitzer of Rustburg; a daughter and her husband, Jeannie S. and Steve Isaacs of Rustburg; a sister, Rosaline G. Sheets of Charlottesville and five grandchildren, Lisa and Bryan Spitzer of Concord and Eric (E.J.), Travis and Rebecca Isaacs of Rustburg. She was preceded in death by a sister, Wilda Mae Weygandt. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999 in Hyland Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Weiser officiating. Interment will follow in the Rustburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hyland Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 4062, Lynchburg, Va. 24502. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Cordie Bryant Tanksley
Cordie Bryant Tanksley, 96, of Gretna, died Thursday. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday at Gretna Pentecostal Holiness Church. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna in charge of arrangements.

Pernie Bell Markham Whorley
Pernie Bell Markham Whorley, 96, of Big Island, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hunting Creek Baptist Church. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mrs. Odette Gills Woods
Mrs. Odette Gills Woods departed this life Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at MCV Hospital in Richmond. She was the daughter of Howard L. Gills and the late Cora Dean Gills. She was the wife of James R. Woods. In addition to her husband and father, she leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Tarron DeShea and Jasmine Unique Woods; one son, Corrion Jamison Randolph Woods all of Newport News; one sister, Sheryle E. Gills of Lynchburg; five brothers, Rev. Ronald A. Gills Sr., Reginald L. Gills both of Lynchburg, Gregory D. Gills of Tucson, Ariz., Hayward L. Gills of Radcliff, Ky. and Kemo-Jabbar-Bey of Wilmington, Del.; three sisters-in-law, Wanda M. Gills, Karen Gills both of Lynchburg and Cynthia Gills of Tucson, Ariz.; a uncle, Stambert Dean; a devoted aunt, Mrs. Clara Dean of Lynchburg, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Newport News. Her Lynchburg family will receive friends at the home of her brother, Rev. Ronald Gills, 3421 Daniel Avenue. Cook Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Community Funeral Home.

H. Webster Babcock Sr.
APPOMATTOX — H. Webster Babcock Sr., 81, of 7 W. Lee-Grant Avenue, died Feb. 10, 1999 at his residence. “Charmos”. Born in Appomattox County, Sept. 7, 1917, he was a son of the late Robert Washington and Helen Fay Babcock. Mr. Babcock was owner and operator of Babcock Manor in Appomattox, a home for the elderly that he opened in 1979. He was a faithful member of Memorial United Methodist Church and was a longtime member of the Lion’s Club and the American Legion, having served during WWII in the Army Air Force. Before returning to Appomattox, he and his wife of 61½ years, Virginia Godwin Moses Babcock, resided in Amherst. While there he was owner of Babcock Motor Co., a Chevrolet and Oldsmobile dealership in Amherst from 1938-1951. Mr. Babcock served on the Amherst Town Council, a former member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the Building Committee during construction of the new church. He was co-owner of Babcock-Watts Construction Co. and was once voted “Man of the Year” by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Harold Webster Babcock Jr. and his wife, Barbara of Lynchburg; a daughter, Patricia Babcock House and her husband, Marvin J. House Jr. of Appomattox; four grandchildren, Traci Paulette Horne and her husband, Mike of Forest, Bruce Harmen Paulette III and his wife, Roxanne, M.J. House III and his wife, Amy all of Appomattox and Susan H. Richardson, S.D.; five great-grandchildren, Morgan Brynn Horne and Madison Anne Horne of Forest, Grant Mason Paulette, Adam Colby House and Patrick Carrington House all of Appomattox; one sister, Mrs. Margaret B. Seargent and her husband, F.T. Seargent, Appomattox; a devoted sister-in-law, Mrs. Rachel N. Babcock, Amherst; a devoted brother-in-law, C.T. Moses Jr. of Appomattox and a number of nieces and nephews and two loyal pets, Heidi and Taylor. Mr. Babcock was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Blanche B. Poe, Fay B. Lawson, Robert Marshall Babcock and Homer Curtis Babcock. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999 in Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Douglas Gilfillan. Burial will follow with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 16 in the Babcock family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence and suggest those wishing to make memorials please consider the Hospice of the Hills, 1204 Fenwick Drive, Lynchburg, Va. 24502 or the American Legion Post 104 Eternal Flame, P.O. Box 584, Appomattox, Va. 24522. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Percy Douglas Ewers
Percy Douglas Ewers of 1818 Langhorne Square and husband of Ruth Ewers, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Diuguid Rivermont Chapel.

Howard Bruce Goodrich
Howard Bruce Goodrich, 42, of Lynchburg, formerly of Richmond, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 in MCV Hospital in Richmond. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Goulder Goodrich and his grandparents, Mary and Howard Goulder all of Richmond. Born Nov. 3, 1956 in Lynchburg, he graduated from Douglas S. Freeman High School in Richmond and James Madison University in Harrisonburg. He was a General Manager for Carolina Steel for 20 years and General Manager for Huntco Steel in 1997 and 1998. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg. He is survived by his wife, Sally Johnson Goodrich and his children, Mary Evan Goodrich, Margaret Woodford Goodrich and Samuel Bruce Goodrich all of Lynchburg; his brothers, Charles Stokes “Skip” Goodrich Jr. and his wife, Pam Dagenhart Goodrich of Mechanicsville and Howard Blair Goodrich of Wilmington, N.C. and his sister, Mary Goodrich Warriner and her husband, Bryan Warriner of Richmond; mother-in-law, Ruth Johnson; father-in-law, Fulton K. Johnson both of Rustburg; brother-in-law, Cal Johnson and his wife, Patty Johnson of Vinton; brother-in-law, North Johnson and his wife, Anita Johnson of Kinston, N.C.; sister-in-law, Amy Johnson MacFarland and her husband, Rick MacFarland of Lynchburg as well as eight nieces and nephews in Va. and N.C. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. The service will be lead by Art Fogertie, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Lynchburg. The family will receive friends after the service at the Ramada Inn on Oddfellows Road in Lynchburg. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider Bedford County Emergency Services, 122 E. Main Street, Bedford, Va. 24523.

Edward Thomas (Ted) Hapgood
Edward Thomas (Ted) Hapgood, 85, of 2448 Hawthorne Road, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Johns Episcopal Church. A full obituary will follow in the paper on Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is serving Mr. Hapgood’s family.

Edmund Johnson
Edmund Johnson of Route 5, Box 584, Lynchburg, departed this life Thursday at his residence. His remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Hallie Jennings Lyons
Hallie Jennings Lyons, 89, of Lynchburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at Avante at Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late Clarence Edward Lyons. Born Feb. 16, 1909 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Ida Proffitt Jennings. Mrs. Lyons was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Monroe. Mrs. Lyons is survived by three sons, Cecil D. Jennings of Lynchburg, Herbert R. Lyons and his wife, Irene of Goode, Jack Lyons and his wife, Vivian of Monroe; three daughters, Della L. Will and her husband, Francis of Madison Heights, Edith Lyons of Monroe and Shirley P. Lyons of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren, Sandra W. Driskill, Marlon Will, Sharon Will, Kenneth G. Lyons Jr. and Wilson Lyons; six great-grandchildren, Jason Driskill, Allison Driskill, Ryan Will, Meagan Will, Brandon Lyons and Taylor Lyons; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Jennings of Madison Heights and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Freda Lyons of Norton. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the First Baptist Church of Monroe by the Rev. Glynn A. Coleman and the Rev. John D. Herman. Interment will follow in Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitten Monelison Chapel and other times at the home of her daughter, Della, 120 Charlestown Road, Madison Heights. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Monroe.

George Vernell Davis Mayhew
George Vernell Davis Mayhew, 70, of Gretna, died Thursday. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Saturday, Colbert-Moran Funeral Chapel, Gretna. Visitation, 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nellie Morton Stone Mays
Nellie Morton Stone Mays, 66, of 2116 Tulip Street, Lynchburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born in Clay County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harrison Calvin and Lucy Moore Morton. She was a nurse and had worked at Lynchburg Training School and Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Melvin W. Mays; four sons, Donald D. Ramsey, Dinnwiddie, Joseph E. Stone, Rustburg, Phillip A. Stone Jr., Evington, Charles E. Stone, Marshall; one daughter, Susan S. Webb, Greensboro, N.C.; four daughters-in-law, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She attended Jordan Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999 at Piney River Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Carlton officiating. Interment will be in Jonesboro Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Piney River Funeral Home.

Clara Seagle Tate
Clara Seagle Tate, 89, formerly of Gates Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at The Carrington. She was the wife of the late William Elton Tate. Mrs. Tate was born May 6, 1909 in Lynchburg to the late James Lacy Seagle and the late Minnie Williams Seagle. She was retired from Virginia Baptist Hospital. She is survived by her granddaughter, Sara Averette Marshall of Columbia, Md.; a special friend, Rose Wheeler of Lynchburg. She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Spring Hill Cemetery with Pastor Paul Wheeler officiating. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Richard W. “Ricky” Tyree Jr.
Richard W. “Ricky” Tyree Jr., 51, of Myrtle Street, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at his residence. Born in Lynchburg, he was a son of the late Richard Wilson Tyree Sr. and Evelyn Garrett Tyree. Ricky was the Director of Operations for N.B. Handy Co. with 15 years of service, an Eagle Scout, having earned the Order of the Arrow, a member of Court Street United Methodist Church and Cedar Hills Country Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, serving as a Sergeant in the 25th Infantry (Tropic Lightning) at Cu Chi during the 1967 Tet Offensive. He is survived by a son, Richard W. “Dicky” Tyree III of Lynchburg; a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Tyree; three brothers, B. Gordon Tyree and wife, Bettie, Joseph R. Tyree and wife, Eva, Stephen A. Tyree and wife, Harriette all of Lynchburg and one sister, Candace Tyree Pace and husband, Nat of Martinsville. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Frank Casper. Burial will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at 4402 Hilltop Drive, Lynchburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Piedmont Division, 2250 Murrell Road or the American Cancer Society, 2216 Atherholt Road.

Clara Brooks Millner White
Clara Brooks Millner White, 82, of 1703 James Street, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Twice married, she was the wife of the late George Washington Millner and the late Ernest W. White. Born in Lynchburg, Nov. 13, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Robert Wesley Brooks Sr. and the late Estelle Almond Brooks. Mrs. White was retired from Imperial Reading Corp. and was a faithful member of South View United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Freddie L. and Bonnie H. Millner Sr. of Forest; two grandsons, Freddie “Lee” Millner Jr. and his wife, Marie of Forest and Christopher G. Millner of Lynchburg; one granddaughter, C. Dawne Baldree and her husband, David and two great-granddaughters, Chandler and Carsen Baldree all of Lynchburg; two step-sons, Donald R. White and his wife, Molly of Concord and Ronald E. White and his wife, Edna of Elon and their families, one sister, Loreane B. Jamerson; three brothers, Duval A. Brooks and his wife, Ann, Robert W. Brooks Jr. and Phillip H. Brooks and his wife, Emogene; two sisters-in-law, Marian E. Brooks and Alma Lee Brooks. Also left to mourn her loss are several loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at noon Saturday from Whitten Park Avenue Chapel with the Rev. Avis B. Bock officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel and other times at her residence. Those wishing to make memorial contributions should consider South View United Methodist Church, 1601 Cliff Street, Lynchburg or Hospice of the Hills, 3300 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, Va. 24503.

Pernie Bell Markham Whorley
Pernie Bell Markham Whorley, 96, of Big Island, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 at Medical Care Center, Lynchburg. She was born May 25, 1902 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Channing Bell Markham and Ollie Parker Markham. She was a member of Hunting Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Edward Whorley; a son, Jasper Whorley and a daughter, Florence Campbell. She is survived by a son, George Arthur Whorley and his wife, Audrey of Big Island; two daughters, Mary Whorley of Big Island and Daisy W. Rice and her husband, Walker of Big Island; three half sisters, six half brothers, 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999 at Hunting Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. James Newman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today, Feb. 12, 1999 and other times at the home of Mary Whorley, 1235 Powell School Road, Big Island. Memorials may be made to Hunting Creek Baptist Church. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Carlton P. Woodall
PAMPLIN — Carlton Purcell Woodall, 94, of Main Street, died Wednesday evening at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Louise Oaks Woodall. Born in Charlotte County, Feb. 20, 1904, he was a son of the late James Whitfield and Minnie Whitehead Woodall. Mr. Woodall was a member of Elon Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He is survived by a son, Carlton Purcell Woodall Jr., Pamplin and a grandson, Michael Wayne Baldwin, Prospect, he is also survived by a devoted friend, Debbie B. Ferguson, Pamplin. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Betty Lou Sadler, a brother and a sister. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999 in Elon Baptist Church by the Rev. Steve Tyree. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Pamplin Vol. Fire Dept. Robinson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

James Edmond Worsham
James Edmond Worsham, 69, of 12608 Rockford School Road, Gretna, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999. Arrangements will be announced later by Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista.

Fred Crowell Wray
Fred Crowell Way, 70, of Schuyler, died of cancer Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Kemp Wray and Annie Ethel Davidson Wray and his brother, La Gouri Wray all of Schuyler. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Naomi Ruth Gleason Wray; his children, Gregory Allan Wray and his wife, Sherryl Broverman of Stony Brook, N.Y., Cynthia Marian Wray Wannamaker of Leesburg and Jennifer Susan Wray Olson and her husband, Jonathan of Watkinsville, Ga.; he is also survived by brothers, Edsel Wray and his wife, Virgi of Manassas and Boyce Wray and his wife, Carolyn of Locust Grove and his sister, Valda Wray Mulkey of Schuyler; his beloved grandchildren, Sarah, Anya, Allyson, Calvin, Elias, Clifton and Livia as well as many dear adopted children and grandchildren in India and by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in Virginia. The Rev. Fred Crowell Wray was an Ordained Minister of the United Methodist Church, member of the Virginia Annual Conference and missionary of the general board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. He served the Lord for 40 years in India teaching The Work of the Pastor at Leonard Theological College in Jabalpur, Central India. At various times he served congregations in Calcutta, Lucknow, Jabalpur, Pune and Bombay. He established the Archives of the Methodist Church in India, had published several books of the history of various Indian Methodist Churches and institutions and in the later years of his life in Bombay took a group of homeless street boys under his loving care. A good proportion of the present day leadership of both Protestant and Orthodox Churches in India credit Rev. Wray for their pastoral education. For the past 10 years he has lived in his home town of Schuyler where he helped establish the Community Library and Walton’s Mountain Museum and has been active in the work of the Thomas Jefferson Area Food Bank in Charlottesville and involved in the ministry of the New Faith United Methodist Church in Schuyler. He graduated from Lynchburg College in 1949 completed his theological education at Weslyan Seminary in Md. presently Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C. in 1952, took his MTh in preaching at Boston University in 1957 and his masters degree in Library Science (Archives) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1979. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999 at New Faith United Methodist Church, Schuyler. Rev. Glenn Phillips will lead the service. Rev. Wray has requested that flowers please be omitted and memorial contributions considered for Hospice of the Piedmont, 1290 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, Va. 22901 or for New Faith UMC, Schuyler, Va. 22969. Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Klein Hawkins Jr.
Fred Klein Hawkins Jr., 84, of Forest, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Winn Watts Hawkins. Born April 30, 1914 in Lynchburg, he was a son of the late Fred Klein and Alpha Mae Jordan Hawkins. He was retired Assistant Vice-president of Crestar Bank. Presently a member of Rivermont Presbyterian Church, he was a former member of First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the choir for over 70 years and was Sunday School superintendent for many years. He was District Treasurer for the United Methodist Churches for 38 years and was a Trustee of the Methodist Home in Richmond for many years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Bettie Frances H. and Steve Woodard of Cottage Grove, Ore., Mary Klein H. and James A. Yehling of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; a brother and sister-in-law, G. Bernard and Shirley Hawkins of Lynchburg; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Frances and Sam Galbreath of San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren, Nathan Gibson, John Yehling, Milinda Rau, Rebekah Hensley, Rachel Curtis, Katherine Yehling and Elisabeth Yehling and four great-grandchildren, Joel, Lucas and Kerie Rau and Angela Hensley. We give thanks to God for his life and he will be remembered with love and affection by his family. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory with the Rev. Dr. Lowell B. Sykes and the Rev. John T. Mabray. Interment will follow in Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Those wishing to make memorial contributions, please consider Rivermont Presbyterian Church. Heritage Funeral Service, 239-2405.

Julia Turner Jones
Julia Turner Jones, 91, of McKenny, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at Chippenham Medical Center in Richmond. Born in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Jefferson Daniel Turner and Florence Bryant Turner. Twice married, she was widowed first by Frank Fields Watts and second by Wilborne Carrington Jones. She was a member of the St. Stevens Baptist Church in Tye River. Survivors include two sons, Clyde D. Watts of Amherst, Frank F. Watts Jr. of Gladstone; one daughter, Florence W. Tunstall of McKenny; one brother, William Turner of Amherst; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Stevens Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Jones officiating. Entombment will at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston. The family suggest that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the St. Stevens Baptist Church, Tye River, 22975.

Hallie Jennings Lyons
Hallie Jennings Lyons, 89, of Lynchburg, died Wednesday at Avante at Lynchburg. Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the Lyon’s family.

Nellie Morton Stone Mays
Nellie Morton Stone Mays died Feb. 10, 1999. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Piney River Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Fred Crowell Ray
Fred Crowell Ray, 70, of Schuyler, died of cancer Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Kemp Ray and Annie Ethel Davidson Ray and his brother, La Gouri Ray all of Schuyler. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Naomi Ruth Gleason Ray; his children, Gregory Allan Ray and his wife, Sherryl Broverman of Stony Brook, N.Y., Cynthia Marian Ray Wannamaker of Leesburg and Jennifer Susan Ray Olson and her husband, Jonathan of Watkinsville, Ga.; he is also survived by brothers, Edsel Ray and his wife, Virgi of Manassas and Boyce Ray and his wife, Carolyn of Locust Grove and his sister, Valda Ray Mulkey of Schuyler; his beloved grandchildren, Sarah, Anya, Allyson, Calvin, Elias, Clifton and Livia as well as many dear adopted children and grandchildren in India and by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in Virginia. The Rev. Fred Crowell Ray was an Ordained Minister of the United Methodist Church, member of the Virginia Annual Conference and missionary of the general board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. He served the Lord for 40 years in India teaching The Work of the Pastor at Leonard Theological College in Jabalpur, Central India. At various times he served congregations in Calcutta, Lucknow, Jabalpur, Pune and Bombay. He established the Archives of the Methodist Church in India, had published several books of the history of various Indian Methodist Churches and institutions and in the later years of his life in Bombay took a group of homeless street boys under his loving care. A good proportion of the present day leadership of both Protestant and Orthodox Churches in India credit Rev. Ray for their pastoral education. For the past 10 years he has lived in his home town of Schuyler where he helped establish the Community Library and Walton’s Mountain Museum and has been active in the work of the Thomas Jefferson Area Food Bank in Charlottesville and involved in the ministry of the New Faith United Methodist Church in Schuyler. He graduated from Lynchburg College in 1949 completed his theological education at Weslyan Seminary in Md. presently Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C. in 1952, took his MTh in preaching at Boston University in 1957 and his masters degree in Library Science (Archives) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1979. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999 at New Faith United Methodist Church, Schuyler. Rev. Glenn Phillips will lead the service. Rev. Ray has requested that flowers please be omitted and memorial contributions considered for Hospice of the Piedmont, 1290 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, Va. 22901 or for New Faith UMC, Schuyler, Va. 22969. Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville is in charge of arrangements.

Whitfield Elmore Suddith Jr.
Whitfield Elmore Suddith Jr., 80, of Rt. 1, Gladys, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 in the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. Born Jan. 5, 1919 in Campbell County, he was a son of the late Whitfield Elmore Suddith Sr. and Emma Morgan Suddith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He is survived by one brother, Roger Clark Suddith of Carlsbad, Calif.; three sisters, Julie Rosenberger and Mary Sward both of Lynchburg and Bernice Howard of Centerville and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 1999 in Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Samuel Caldwell. The family will receive friends at Kedron Baptist Church after the graveside service. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider Citizens Emergency Crew, P.O. Box 158, Gladys, Va. 24554 or the Gladys Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 85, Gladys, Va. 24554. Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Flynn Branch, Gladys is in charge of arrangements.

Clara Seagle Tate
Clara Seagle Tate, 89, formerly of Gates Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at The Carrington. She was the wife of the late William Elton Tate. Mrs. Tate was born May 6, 1909 in Lynchburg to the late James Lacy Seagle and the late Minnie Williams Seagle. She was retired from Virginia Baptist Hospital. She is survived by her granddaughter, Sara Averette Marshall of Columbia, Md.; a special friend, Rose Wheeler of Lynchburg. She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Spring Hill Cemetery with Pastor Paul Wheeler. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Hazel Shelton Walker
Hazel Shelton Walker, 72, of Chatham, died Wednesday. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna.

W. Archer Webb
APPOMATTOX — William Archer Webb, 84, of S. Church Street, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, 1999 in the Appomattox Health Care Center following a short illness. Mr. Webb was born in the Hollywood area of Appomattox County, Jan. 13, 1915, a son of the late John William and Lelia Ferguson Webb. A former employee of the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline, he also operated and maintained the family home and cattle farm located in the country club area of Appomattox. He was a member of Spout Spring Baptist Church and the Appomattox Farm Bureau. He is survived by two brothers, Martin Luther Webb and his wife, Ruth and Robert Everett Webb and his wife, Frances all of Appomattox; a niece in whose family home he resided, Jayne Martin Speck of Dumfries and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Webb was preceded in death by three sisters, Roberta Webb of Concord, Thelma W. Martin of Appomattox, Carrie W. Wright of Fla. and three brothers, Walker Webb and Richard Webb both of Appomattox and Henry Webb of Richmond. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 1999 at Robinson Funeral Home by Dr. Carl Collins with burial in Liberty Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family request in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

James Tyler Allison
James Tyler Allison, 81, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the husband of Margaret McGehee Allison and a son of the late Robert Lyle Allison and Sarah Tyler Allison. Mr. Allison was born in Corning, N.Y., Jan. 5, 1918. In his early life he lived in Oswego, N.Y. He graduated from the Peddie School, Heightstown, N.J. and from Duke University in 1940, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was an enthusiastic Blue Devil fan. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during WWII having served in the pacific. After marrying, Mr. Allison made his home in Lynchburg and was vice president of the family retail business, McGehee Furniture Co. Jim Allison served his community throughout his life. He served as junior and senior warden and vestryman at St. John’s Episcopal Church and remained an active member until recently. He has been chairman of the advisory board of the Salvation Army, continuing as a board member through the years, and was often seen ringing “the bell” at Christmas. He was president of Oakwood Country Club for 11 years. As president and later board member of the Lynchburg Tennis Patrons Association, Mr. Allison promoted having tennis courts built throughout the city, making tennis available to all. He was among the original organizers of the Central Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament. Mr. Allison held many local leadership positions related to promoting the retail trade and downtown Lynchburg, including president of the Retail Merchants Association, president of Central Lynchburg Inc., and president of the Lynchburg Advertising and Sales Club. He enjoyed his membership in the Rotary Club throughout his life. Mr. Allison has been a familiar figure as a Red Coat volunteer at Virginia Baptist Hospital for the last 18 years. He has been a devoted husband, father and friend. In addition to his wife, Margaret, Mr. Allison is survived by his daughter, Marietta A. Quinby of Sellersville, Pa.; two grandchildren, Carter Quinby and Kate Quinby; sister, Priscilla A. Cleveland of Denver and a brother, John E. Allison of San Francisco. An older brother, Robert L. Allison Jr. of Oswego, N.Y. preceded him in death. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at their residence. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Spring Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Parrish officiating. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Barksdale
Charles Barksdale, 48, of 127 Jackson Lane, Chatham, died Tuesday afternoon at the Danville Regional Medical Center. Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rose K. Bruner
Rose K. Bruner, 90, of Culpeper, a former resident of Norwalk, Conn., died Feb. 4, 1999. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold E. Mignot, who died in 1955. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, James Willis Bruner, who died in 1974. Mrs. Bruner was born in South Norwalk, Conn., Aug. 4, 1908, daughter of Stephen and Theresa Gelle Kovacs. She graduated from Lynchburg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude and was Valedictorian of her class. She attended the graduated school at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. where she received a Master of Science degree in Education. She continued post-graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Mrs. Bruner was a former teacher at Benjamin Franklin Jr. High School in Norwalk from 1936 to 1960. For the past 19 years she was a resident of the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community where she was an active member of the choir, taught Bible classes and was on the residents’ council. Mrs. Bruner is survived by several nieces and nephews. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk, Conn. Clore-Geest Funeral Home, Culpeper is in charge of these arrangements.

Elton Rodney “Rod” Colbert
Elton Rodney “Rod” Colbert, 85, of 504 Smith Road, Hurt, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at his home. He was the husband of Margaret Elliott Colbert. Born Oct. 12, 1913 in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of the late Irvin and Nettlie Simpson Colbert. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church and a retired employee with 27 years of service with Klopman Mills. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Bo Colbert; five daughters, Linda Carter and her husband, Harry of Lexington, Dianne Lewis of Bennettsville, S.C., Joan Stroupe and her husband, Rick of San Jose, Calif., Faye Peake and her husband, Terrell of Altavista and Kaye Waller and her husband, Joe of Gastonia, N.C.; one brother, David Colbert of Hurt, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Rodney Elton Colbert and Bobby G. Colbert. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 in New Prospect Baptist Church by the Rev. Brady Willis. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and other times at the residence.

Mrs. Mildred Glass Davis
Mrs. Mildred Glass Davis, 73, of Halifax, died Monday. Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at County Line Baptist Church. Burial in the church cemetery.

Margaret Bowling Floyd
AMHERST — Margaret Bowling Floyd, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at the Avante Nursing Home. She was the wife of Reuben Ernest Floyd. Born Nov. 16, 1917 in Amherst County, she was a daughter of the late George Washington and Nellie Campbell Bowling. She was a member of the Amherst Baptist church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Yvonne Gilmore; one sister, Ottie C. Gilmore both of Stratford, Conn.; Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Amherst Baptist Church with the Rev. John W. Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Driskill Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amherst Baptist church or the Amherst Life Saving Crew.

Fred K. Hawkins Jr.
Fred K. Hawkins Jr., 84, of Forest, died Tuesday in Lynchburg General Hospital. Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.

Gladys Walker Lewis
Gladys Walker Lewis, 78, of Forest, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999. She was born June 6, 1920 in Pittsylvania County, in Sheva, Route 5, Chatham, a daughter of the late John Jefferson East and Ellen Forney East. Her deceased husbands were James Kenneth Walker Sr. of Rustburg and Attwood L. Lewis of Roanoke. She was a long time member of Rustburg Baptist Church. She was associated with the court system of Campbell County for 33 years as Clerk of the Trial Justice Court which evolved into the General District Court. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and achieved Worthy Matron. She was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by one son, James K. Walker and his wife, Dawn of Forest; two grandchildren, James K. Walker III and his wife, Christina and Jamie D. Walker both of Texas; one great-grandchild, Zachary A. Walker; two sisters, Ora East Purdue and her husband, Kermit of N.J., Edna East Townsend and her husband, Marvin of Chatham and two brothers, Samuel J. East and his wife, Iris and Paul B. East and his wife, Phyllis both of Route 5, Chatham; a host of nieces and nephews and a dear friend, Sharon Maddox. She was predeceased by three sisters, Ruth East Scruggs, Bertha Marie East and Cora East Barbour and two brothers, John David East and Harry Forney East. A funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 1999 from Rustburg Baptist Church by the Rev. Rick Cole. Interment will be in Rustburg Cemetery following the service. The family will receive friends before the service at the church beginning at 2:30 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Rustburg Baptist Church, 286 Rocky Road, Rustburg, Va. 24588 or Sheva Church of Christ, 4920 Chalk Level Road, Chatham, Va. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Antoinette P. Michels
Antoinette P. Michels, 91, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999 from the Shenandoah Baptist Church. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Edward B. “Bud” Moyer
Edward B. “Bud” Moyer, 72, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Lynchburg, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Sue Moyer of Marietta, Ga.; two sons, Ed Moyer of Calhoun, Ga., Mason Moyer of White, Ga.; one sister, Margaret V. Moyer of Lynchburg and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Carmichael Funeral Home Chapel in Marietta, Ga. with Dr. Douglas Harrell, the Rev. Jeri Lee Harrell and the Rev. Lamar Gunter officiating. Burial will be in the Cheatham Hill Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rev. Clarence Musgrove
Rev. Clarence Musgrove, 71, of 1413 Renan Road, Gretna, died Tuesday in Danville Regional Hospital. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Orney Payne
Mrs. Orney Payne, 95, of 389 Rison Street, Chatham, died Monday night in Danville Regional Hospital. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Walter Price
Walter Price of Nathalie, died in Lynchburg, Feb. 9, 1999. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be given later by Jeffress Funeral Home of Brookneal.

Walter H. Rohde Jr.
APPOMATTOX — Walter H. Rohde Jr., 77, of 205 Dogwood Street, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 9, 1999 in McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond. He was the husband of Luz Patria Rohde. Mr. Rohde was born in Washington, D.C., a son of the late Walter H. Rohde Sr. and Ethel Johnson Rohde. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Buckingham V.F.W.; Disabled Veterans, Campbell Chapter, American Legion Post #104 and a Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean War. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Ethel Carmen Young of San Lorenzo, Calif., Jack Henry Rohde of Farmville, Walter H. Rohde III of Appomattox, Ronald A. Rohde of Steelton, Pa. and Jeanette Patricia Rohde of Richmond, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a brother, Paul Ellis Rohde. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Robinson Funeral Home by the Rev. Daniel Dockery. Burial with Military Rites accorded by the Marine Corps will follow in Worsham Baptist Church Cemetery near Hampden-Sydney in Prince Edward County. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.

Clara Seagle Tate
Clara Seagle Tate formerly of Gates Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999. Arrangements are to be announced. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Richard Earl Wilkerson
Richard Earl Wilkerson died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Coretha Flowers Wilkerson for 36 years. Mr. Wilkerson was born in Lynchburg, son of the late Edward E. Wilkerson and Ellie Smith Wilkerson. He was employed with Reds Chip and Confectionary, retiring after 45 years of service. He was also a member of U.T.C. and a faithful member of Gethsemane Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter and her husband, Valerie and Kenny Roberts; a sister, Pearl W. Ramsey and her husband, Benjamin; a brother, Floyd Wilkerson and several nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Wilkerson and Eugene Wilkerson. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gethsemane Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Duck officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Gethsemane Baptist church. Memorial contributions may be made to Gethsemane Baptist Church, 411 Blue Ridge Street, Lynchburg, Va. 24501. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Alma Tomlin Wood
Alma Tomlin Wood, 72, of Vesuvius, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert (Sonny) Wood. Born Sept. 3, 1926 in Amherst County, she was a daughter of the late Ward Walter and Dollie Lou Tomlin. Mrs. Wood was retired from the Central Virginia Training Center after 30 years of service and was a member of Shady Glen Baptist Church, Amherst. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Merrit Tomlin. Mrs. Wood is survived by her sister, Thelma T. Mayberry and her husband, Lynn of Madison Heights; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and special friends, Lois Maddox and Dot Smith. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Whitten Monelison Chapel by the Rev. Dave Peters and the Rev. Arnold Bradley. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church 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 sister, Thelma, 861 Wright Shop Road, Madison Heights.

Sally Burkholder Barrett
Sally Burkholder Barrett died Feb. 7, 1999 peacefully in her home after living a full life. She was the wife of the late Edward Louis Barrett Sr. Born in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Richard Lee Burkholder and Minnie Louise Adams Burkholder. Mrs. Barrett was an active member of Centenary United Methodist church and the Woman’s Club of Lynchburg. For a short period of time she resided in Bedford where she was a member of the Bedford Country Club. She is survived by two sons, Captain Edward Louis Barrett Jr. (Ned) of Birmingham, Ala. and Donald James Barrett of Kent, Ohio; one daughter, Sally Rhetta Bearden; 10 grandchildren, Ted and Danny Barrett of Richmond, Mrs. Missy Byrd of Richmond, Christopher Kean of Palmyra, Wendy Kean of Italy, Melissa, Donnie, Laura, Caroline and Katie Barrett of Kent, Ohio and five great-grandchildren, Austin, Daniel, Laura, Lavender Byrd and Kaitlin Kean. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Joseph T. Carson III. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Diuguid Wiggington Chapel, 811 Wiggington Road, just off the 501 Expressway, 385-8900.

Mrs. Mattie Bennett
Mrs. Laura Bennett of Route 3, Box 158-A, Lynchburg, was notified of the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mattie Bennett. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 in Flint, Mich. Courtesy of Community Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dorothy (Nita) Juanita Broady
Mrs. Dorothy (Nita) Juanita Broady of 178 Pendleton Drive, Amherst, departed this life Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 at her residence. Born in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of Sallie Broady and the late William “Henry” Broady. She was a member of St. Peters Baptist Church in Clifford. She was employed with Central Virginia Training Center. She is survived by five brothers, Tyrone and Jerome Diggs of Amherst, Michael and Sylvester Douglas of N.Y. and Kevin Broady of Hawaii; four sisters, Lucy Douglas, Rhonda Douglas and Roda Simmons all of N.Y. and Ann Alston of Texas; five nieces and five nephews, a devoted friend, John Tucker and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Peters Baptist Church with the Rev. Margaret Nelson officiating. Interment in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at St. Peters Baptist Church and other times at the residence. Community Funeral Home directing.

Ida L. Fitzgerald Bryant
PINEY RIVER - Ida L. Fitzgerald Bryant, 94, of Piney River died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at her home. Born Dec. 1, 1904 in Nelson County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest H. and Mollie Wyatt Fitzgerald. In addition to her husband of 71 years, James B. Bryant, she is survived by two sons, James H. Bryant and wife Dorothy of Massies Mill, William R. Bryant and wife Hazel of Amherst; three daughters, Minnie A. Fitzgerald of Afton, Loraine B. Fittery and husband Paul and Ann B. Davis and husband James of Piney River; 14 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at 1 p.m. at Piney River Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Dean and the Rev. Ronald Nickell officiating. Interment will be in Jonesboro Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Piney River Funeral Home and at other times at her home, 5021 Lowesville Road, Piney River. The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Roseland Rescue Squad.

Odessa Hendricks Johnson
Odessa Hendricks Johnson, 77, of Lynchburg, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 at Camelot Hall of Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late Gideon Joseph Johnson. Born Oct. 19, 1921 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Kelly and Sallie Brooks Hendricks. Mrs. Johnson was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Leonard L. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson is survived by two sons, Joseph C. Johnson and his wife, Carol of Rustburg and Charles L. Johnson and his wife, Suzanne of Concord; two daughters, Betty Jo Cunningham and Linda R. Hicks and her husband, Jeff all of Madison Heights, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Whitten Park Avenue Chapel. Entombment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel. The family requests those wishing to make memorial contributions consider the Activity Fund of Camelot Hall, 5615 Seminole Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 24502.

Edward S. Mitchell
Edward S. Mitchell, 88, died suddenly on Jan. 31, 1999 at his home in Ormond Beach, Fla. He was born in Lynchburg, migrated to New York City and then moved to Boston where he lived for several years. In 1938 he moved to Mashpee, Mass. where he established Mitchell Enterprises. Edward was the town assessor from 1944 to 1949 and was the first Building Inspector from 1961 to 1968 for the Town of Mashpee. He owned and operated the Wigwam Resort until his retirement in 1989. His survivors include daughters, Kimberly Mitchell of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Jacqui Thomas of Fairhaven, Mass.; seven grandchildren, two sisters, Ruby Mills and Courtney Woolridge of Mashpee, Mass., four nieces and nephews, Cynthia Mills and Elton Mitchell of Ormond Beach, Fla. both of whom provided for his care and Ann Mitchell of Lynchburg and Courtney Mills of Mashpee, Mass. His cremains will be placed in the Old Indian Cemetery of Mashpee at a later date.

Herbert E. Pack
Herbert E. Pack, 80, of 168 Memory Lane, Rustburg and formerly of Radford, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 at his home. He was the husband of 58 years of Mildred Driskill Pack. Born Jan. 18, 1919 in Ripplemead, Va., he was a son of the late Alonza L. and Mabel Echols Pack. He was a member of New Bethel United Methodist Church, served in the Merchant Marine in World War II and was a retired employee with 40 years of service with Norfolk Southern Railway. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Ronald Pack and his wife, Allene of Rustburg, Donald Pack and his wife, Barbara of Roanoke and Sam Pack and his wife, Vege of Keysville; two daughters, Bobbie Trent and her husband, Samuel of Gladys and Jane Evans and her husband, Rex of Poquoson; three brothers, Wendell Pack of Ocala, Fla., Donald Pack of Pearisburg and Gene Pack of Hillsville; one sister, Alberta P. Dudley of Pearisburg; 15 grandchildren, Phil Trent, Wanda Trent, Lucas Pack, Gretchen Koenig, Eric Koenig, Lauren Koenig, Brynn Koenig, Christopher Pack, Sarah Pack, Jacob Pack, Elizabeth Pack, John Evans, Mary Beth Evans, Meredith Pack and Zack Pack; two great-grandchildren, Lori Trent and Kristen Trent. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one grandson, Brian Trent. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. Judy Carlson and the Rev. Eugene Condrey. 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. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the New Bethel United Methodist Church, 10202 Red House Road, Gladys, Va. 24554, Citizens Emergency Crew, P.O. Box 158, Gladys, Va. 24554 or the Rustburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 281, Rustburg, Va. 24588.

Launa Robertson Smith
Launa Robertson Smith, 73, of 1100 Lola Avenue, Altavista, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at her home. She was the wife of the late Henry Leonard Smith. Born Feb. 7, 1926 in Franklin County, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas Robertson and Hettie Belle Plybon Robertson. She attended Clement Memorial Wesleyan Church and the Unity in the Seven Hills Church. Launa was a retired employee of Klopman Mills. She is survived by two sons, Don Wakley Smith of Miami, Fla. and Johnny Leonard Smith and his wife, Louise Borg Smith of Newbury Park, Calif.; a daughter, Heidi Smith Maddox and her husband, Gene Maddox of Lynchburg; a “like a daughter” niece, Karen Brown Anderson of Roanoke; a very special cousin who was like a brother, Henry Robertson of Rocky Mount; two brothers-in-law, Henry Brown of Roanoke and Fletcher Manning of Glade Hill; three sisters-in-law, Mary Smith Brown of Roanoke, Edith Smith Brown of Union Hill and Maurine Smith Manning of Glade Hill; three grandchildren, Christina Elizabeth Smith of San Rafael, Calif., Joseph Leonard Smith and Thomas Henry Smith both of Newbury Park, Calif. and 39 nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 in Finch & Finch Chapel by the Rev. Diane Scribner Clevenger, the Rev. Belle N. Robertson, the Rev. Nancy Purcell and the Rev. David R. Bayse. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Franklin Memorial Park, Rocky Mount. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista. Please bring a favorite photo and/or written memory to share with the family. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider sending love offerings in remembrance to Launa to Unity in the Seven Hills, 3522 Campbell Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 24501, Unity of Roanoke Valley, 3300 Green Ridge Rd., Roanoke, Va. 24019 or Clement Memorial Wesleyan Church, 1001 8th Street, Altavista, Va. 24517.

Percy Eugene Stovall Sr.
Percy Eugene Stovall Sr. of Drakes Branch, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Beautiful Plain Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House with interment in the Union Cemetery. His remains will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home in Charlotte Court House.

Marlowe Trivers
Marlowe Trivers of 1825 Maryland Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. and formerly of Gretna, died Monday in D.C. General Hospital. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Donna Crowell Polen Whiteman
Donna Lynn Crowell Polen Whiteman, 34, of Rustburg, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born Feb. 3, 1965 in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of Roger L. Crowell and Christine “Chris” Crowell of Concord. In addition to her parents, Donna is survived by her daughter, Danielle Nicolette Polen of Concord; a brother, Anthony Lee “Tony” Crowell, U.S.N. Mayport, Fla.; her paternal grandfather, Vince Bales Crowell of Daytona Beach, Fla.; her maternal grandmother, Emma Epperson of Brookneal; her best friend, a loving and devoted aunt, Freda Crowell and her devoted companion, Aubrey Falwell. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Cecil Hedgepeth. The family will receive friends following services at the chapel.

Alma Tomlin Wood
Alma Tomlin Wood, 72, of Vesuvius, died Monday at Lynchburg General Hospital. Whitten Monelison Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.

Ida L. Fitzgerald Bryant
PINEY RIVER - Ida L. Fitzgerald Bryant, 94, of Piney River died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at her home. Born Dec. 1, 1904 in Nelson County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest H. and Mollie Wyatt Fitzgerald. She is survived by two sons, James H. Bryant and wife Dorothy of Massies Mill, William R. Bryant and wife Hazel of Amherst; three daughters, Minnie A. Fitzgerald of Afton, Loraine B. Fittery and husband Paul and Ann B. Davis and husband James of Piney River; fourteen grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at 1 p.m. at Piney River Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Dean and the Rev. Ronald Nickell officiating with interment in Jonesboro Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Piney River Funeral Home and at other times at her home, 5021 Lowesville Road, Piney River. The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Roseland Rescue Squad.

Corrine Coleman Catlett
APPOMATTOX - Corrine Coleman Catlett, 91, of Route 4, died Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 1999 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Marvin Foster Catlett. Born in Appomattox County, July 9, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Drewry and Mary Agnes Phelps Coleman. Mrs. Catlett was a member of Mount Comfort United Methodist Church, a retired employee of CSX Railroad Company with 37 years of service, a member of the Order of Eastern Star #10, and attended Female Normal School for two years which is now Longwood College. She is survived by two children, Jo Anne Martin and her husband Gordon, and Mark Catlett and his wife Brenda; three grandchildren, Stephanie Coleman and her husband, Phillip, all of Appomattox, Millicent Martin and her husband, Allen, of Spout Spring, Timothy Martin of Appomattox; two great-grandsons Drew Coleman and Tatum Martin; a sister-in-law Elizabeth McKay Coleman of Scottsville; and a devoted companion, her dog, Blackie. Mrs. Catlett was preceded in death by four brothers, Wesley, Richard, Thomas and Adrian Coleman and by four sisters Estelle Martin, Mary Moore, Florence Coleman, and Ada Coleman. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 9, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the Coleman Family Cemetery by the Rev. David B. Camden. The family will be at the residence of Gordon and JoAnne Martin. Those wishing to make memorials, please consider the Appomattox and Gladstone Rescue Squads. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine Austin Dillard
ROANOKE - Geraldine Austin Dillard, 72, of Roanoke passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999. A native of Lynchburg, she was an area resident for the past 52 years. She was a member of Williamson Road Church of the Brethren and a member of Rosewood Garden Club. Mrs. Dillard was an active participant with Meals on Wheels and Williamson Road Action Forum. Warren and Geraldine organized and headed the Army Reunion 405th AAA Gun Battalion for the past 25 years. She was the coordinator of the “We Care” Program and was a Deacon at her church, where she served on numerous boards and committees. She was also a past president of the Round Hill PTA. She is survived by her husband, Warren E. Dillard; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn W. and Piper Dillard, Roanoke; daughters and son-in-law, Joann Dillard Mattingly, Arlington, Nancy D. and Ron Pendleton, Ashboro, N.C. Also surviving are her brothers, Joseph E. Austin, Dallas, Texas, Cecil B. Austin, Lynchburg; sisters, Lois A. Krinisky, Seneca, S.C., Helen A. Franklin, Concord, Jean A. Mayberry, Emma A. White, Arlene A. Farrar, all of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Staff Sgt. Kevin P. Mattingly, USAF, Third Class Petty Officer Tyler Pendleton, USN, Christian R. Pendleton, Austin G. Dillard, Darby M. Dillard. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at 4 p.m. at Williamson Road Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Michael L. Hostetter officiating. The family will receive friends today, from 7-9 p.m. at the church. Arrangements by Oakey’s North Chapel.

Michael Shane Downey
Michael Shane Downey, 30, of Moneta, died Thursday. Funeral service 2 p.m. today at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel, Bedford.

Sandra Lugar Evans
Sandra Lugar Evans, 50, of Forest died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born Oct. 24, 1948 in Covington, she was the daughter of Robert D. and Joan Henderson Lugar. She was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and a member of Circle 5. In addition to her parents Sandee is survived by two sons, Scot Evans and his wife Sue of Lynchburg and Ric Evans and his wife Kristina of Forest; two brothers J. Mike Lugar of Forest and Paul D. Lugar of Evington and two grandchildren, Amber and Ashley Evans; two nieces Kari Lea Lugar, and Nichole Lugar, and one nephew Justin M Lugar all of Forest. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel with the Rev. Lee Hinson-Hasty officiating. Burial will follow at Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Mike and Monica Lugar in Forest.

W. Judson (Jud) Hamlet
W. Judson (Jud) Hamlet, 81, of Phenix, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Jud was born in Charlotte County, the son of Willie Monroe Hamlet and Edna Harris Hamlet. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a retired merchant. He is survived by his wife, Louise Jones Hamlet; one son, Haywood J. Hamlet; one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy H. and Kenneth Redmond; four grandchildren, Tammy Deaner, Stephanie Grissom, Emily Redmond, and Nathan Redmond; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Justin Deaner; and one sister, Rebecca Kimball. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home and at the home thereafter. Memorial contributions may be made to Charlotte County and Brookneal Rescue Squads.

Ruby Hamlett Lowe
Graveside service for Ruby Hamlett Lowe will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery by the Rev. Woody Hudson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Henderson Funeral Home.

Stacey Hamlett Miller
Stacey Hamlett Miller of Brookneal died Friday in Brookneal. She is survived by her parents, Nancy and Irving Hamlett, both of Brookneal; her husband, Keith Miller; two sons, Demond and Dion of the home; two sisters, Michelle Hamlett of Brookneal and Melissa Hamlett of Lynchburg; two brothers, Anthony Dunkley of Brookneal and Irving Hamlett of Lynchburg; mother and father-in-law, Mary and William Miller of Java; grandmother, Mary Dunkley of Charlotte County; devoted friends, Glen Broggin of Brookneal and Carroll Wilkes of Charlotte County; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Brookneal with interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by the Jeffress Funeral Home of Brookneal.

Grace Cook Morris
BUCKINGHAM CO. - Grace Cook Morris, 92, of Route 2, Appomattox (Buckingham County), died Feb. 6, 1999. She was the widow of Cleveland Henson Morris. She is survived by three sons, Cleveland Jackson and wife Connie O’Brien Morris, Donald E. and wife Nancy Morgan Morris and Roger L. and wife Carolyn Seay Morris all of Route 2, Appomattox; three sisters, Katherine Shepard of Cumberland, Elizabeth Simon of Suffolk and Louise Millar of Front Royal; a brother, Ernest Cook of Covington, La; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn. Memorial contributions may be made to Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Scholarship Fund.

Ada Bishop Owen
Ada Bishop Owen, 90, of Madison Heights, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Walter L. Owen, Sr. She was born March 29, 1908 in Spartanburg, S.C., the daughter of the late John Clifton Bishop and Sarah Wall Bishop. She was a member of Madison Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. She is survived by one son, Walter L. “Lin” Owen, Jr. and his wife, Joan of Madison Heights; one daughter, Vivian Ann Knotts of Akron, Ohio; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Whitten Monelison Chapel by Dr. Tim Madison. Private interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence of her son, Lin, 142 Laurel Drive. The family suggests memorials be made to Madison Heights Baptist Church Building Fund.

Kevin Shane Ragland
Kevin Shane Ragland, 23, of Lynchburg, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Lynchburg, Dec. 31, 1975, he was the son of Garry D. Ragland and Helen Neely Moseley. Kevin was a salesman with Kenneth Hammersley Motors, Inc. He was a member of the Boonsboro Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad and attended St. Stephen Episcopal Church. Kevin was preceded in death by paternal great-grandparents, Herman and Neva Ragland and Hunter and Fleetwood Burton. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a stepfather, David D. Moseley; stepmother, Libby Ragland; one brother, Joseph D. Moseley; and one sister, Jamie C. Moseley; paternal grandparents, Herman Douglas and Barbara Ragland; paternal grandmother Ellen B. Madison and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Alan R. McLean. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. The family request memorial contributions be made to Boonsboro Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad.

Antoinette King Sowers
Antoinette King Sowers, 73, of 501 VES Road, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999. She was the daughter of Campbell T. King and Antoinette H. King and the widow of William C. Sowers, Jr. She was a graduate of RMWC and received her Masters degree from VPI and taught for 15 years in the Lynchburg school system. She was also the first headmistress of James River Day School. She was a long time member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She is survived by a daughter, Frances F. Abbott and son-in-law Phillip N. Abbott; one granddaughter, Emily F. Abbott, all of Lynchburg. A graveside service will be conducted a 2 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Frank Dunn, minister at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The family will be receiving friends today from 7-9 p.m. in the Fauber Room #2 at Westminster Canterbury, 501 VES Road. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Westminster Canterbury or St. John’s Episcopal Church. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor Ann Lukens Braumiller
Eleanor Braumiller “Pinmeal”, 74, of Lynchburg, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was born on December 10, 1924 in Chicago, Ill., daughter of William Penn and Ethel Adams Lukens. She was the wife of Richard Earl Braumiller, and mother of Karen B. McLarty and Kristin B. Hancock, and the mother-in-law of Charles F. McLarty. She was the grandmother of Eleanor Ann Hancock and Katharine Elizabeth McLarty. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church since moving to Lynchburg 43 years ago. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1946 and was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She worked as a librarian in the Lynchburg School System at Armstrong, Ruffner, and Sandusky Elementary Schools, where she designed the Reading Well. She served on the boards of the Florence Crittenden Home, the Virginia Baptist Auxiliary, the YWCA, the Fine Arts Center, the Lynchburg Symphony, the Poetry Society of Virginia, and the Virginia Retired Teachers Association. She volunteered in the Poetry Enrichment Program, the New Vistas School, and Community Concerts. She was active in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, serving as president of the Lutheran Church Women, as teacher of Sunday Church School and the Wednesday Program, and as a member of the Church Council, the Altar Guild, the Fellowship Committee, the Columbarium Committee, and the Bell Choir. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Nature Conservancy, or Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantations. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church by Pastors Dennis Roberts and Stephen Schulz. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall after the service. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Dorothy Juanita Broady
Dorothy Juanita Broady of 178 Pendelton Drive, Amherst, died Friday in Lynchburg General Hospital. Community Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Laura Frances Buchanan
SHIPMAN - Laura Frances Buchanan, 90, of Shipman died Thursday night, Feb. 4, 1999. Born in Lee County on 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 sons, Harold Thomas Buchanan and his wife Inez of Springfield, and Edward Elmo Buchanan, and his wife Leverne of Spotsylvania; along with eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Those who wish to make memorial contributions, please consider the Wintergreen Rescue Squad, Nellysford, Va. 22958 or Rockfish Valley Rescue Squad, Afton, Va. 22920. A funeral service will be today at Shipman Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Massie officiating. Interment will be at Davis Cemetery, Shipman. Arrangements by Wells/ Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston.

Ella Mae Shealy Dillard
Ella Mae Shealy Dillard, 91, of Route 3, Hurt, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 in Autumn Care of Altavista. She was the wife of the late Montague Lee Dillard. Born Nov. 27, 1907 in Columbia, S.C., she was a daughter of the late John H. Shealy and Ella Isabell Lowman Shealy. She was a member of Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church where she was organist for over 60 years, and a retired employee of The Lane Company. She is survived by four grandchildren, Perry Dews and Kenric Dews both of Hurt, Karen Dillard and Keith Dillard both of Maryland; two great grandchildren, Katie Dews and Alan Dews both of Hurt; one brother, Rev. Albert C. Shealy of Franklin Springs, Ga. and a son-in-law, Samuel P. Dews of Hurt. She was preceded in death by two sons, Florian Dillard and Alvin R. Dillard, one daughter, Marie D. Dews, and seven brothers. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 in Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Rick Wilkie. Burial will follow in Altavista Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista, from 7-8:30 p.m. today and other times at the home of Kenric Dews, 4985 Wards Road, Hurt. The family suggests that those who wish to make memorials consider the Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 1212 Grit Road, Hurt, Va. 24563.

Michael Shane Downey
MONETA - Michael Shane Downey, 30, of Moneta, died Thursday. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel, Bedford.

Sandra Lugar Evans
Sandra Lugar Evans, 50, of Forest died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born Oct. 24, 1948 in Covington, she was the daughter of Robert D. and Joan Henderson Lugar. She was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and a member of Circle 5. In addition to her parents, Sandy is survived by two sons, Scott Evans and his wife Kristina of Lynchburg and Ric Evans and his wife Sue of Forest; two brothers, J. Mike Lugar of Forest and Paul D. Lugar of Evington and two grandchildren, Amber and Ashley Evans. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel with the Rev. Lee Hinson Hasty officiating. Burial will follow at Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Nannie Wright Feagan
Nannie Wright Feagan, 84, 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 today 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. 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 Louis 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 Allan Harmon of Moneta and James Dennis Harmon and his wife, Donna of Concord; one sister, Dorothy Noell Petrovitch and her husband, George I 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 Louis 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 Alyssa 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. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence.

Jessica Ornelas Martin
Jessica Avieda Ornelas Martin, 22, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 at her residence. She was the wife of Jason Alexander Martin. Born in Santa Barbara, Calif., Nov. 25, 1976, she was the daughter of Reginald E. and Jill Carr Goughnour of Lynchburg. Jessica was a member of Rivermont Presbyterian Church. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by one brother, Joshua Goughnour of Lynchburg; maternal grandparents, Russell and Susan Carr of Monroe; her paternal grandmother, Anita Goughnour; two brothers-in-law, Marcus Martin of Monroe and Michael Martin of Anchorage, Alaska; her aunt, Alyssa Carr of Monroe; her uncles, Michael Carr and Russell Mark Carr both of Lynchburg and her mother and father-in-law, Mike and Mary Martin of Monroe. Funeral services 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. today at Whitten Monelison Chapel. The family request that memorial contributions be made in memory of Jessica to the Body Life Fund c/o Rivermont Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 3017, Lynchburg, Va. 24503.

Oscar Marion Mayo, Jr.
Oscar Marion Mayo, Jr., 79, of Monroe, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Hulda Woody Mayo. He was born Feb. 3, 1920 in Amherst County, the son of the late Oscar Marion Mayo and Nellie Howard Mayo. He retired from General Electric and was an Army veteran of World War II receiving the Bronze Battle Star-Guadalcanal Campaign/Bronze Battle Star-New Georgia Campaign and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. He was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church. He is survived by two brothers, H. Carlyle Mayo and his wife, Norma of Sterling and H. Brockman Mayo of Sharps and wife, Bobbie; two sisters, Mrs. Rhea W. “Dorothy” James, Sr. of Alexandria and Mrs. Marvin S. “Clara” Cash, Jr. of Amherst; one sister-in-law, Nancy L. Woody of Madison Heights; three nephews, five nieces, seven great nephews, four great nieces and one great-great niece. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. today in Whitten Monelison Chapel by the Rev. Sandra McMillen. Private interment will be in Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of his nephew, Marvin S. Cash, III, 358 N. Main Street, Amherst. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider the Amherst Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 193, Amherst, Va. 24521 or the Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing Scholarship Fund, Tate Springs Road, Lynch burg, Va. 24501.

Stacy Hamlett Miller
Mrs. Stacy Hamlett Miller of Brookneal died Friday at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be given later by the Jeffress Funeral Home of Brookneal.

Lorenzo (Ook) Morris
Funeral services for Mr. Lorenzo (Ook) Morris will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, the Rev. Johnny Ford officiating, with interment in the Baptist Cemetery. He will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service. The cortege will assemble at the residence, 805 Federal Street at 12:15 p.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

John E. Routon
John E. Routon, 73, of 2625 Circle Road died Saturday morning, Feb. 6, 1999 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Helen Young Routon. Born in Appomattox County, April 13, 1925, he was a son of the late Robert Henry and Etta Drinkard Routon. Mr. Routon was a member of Hebron Baptist Church, a retired employee of B & W, and a veteran of WWII. He is survived by two step-children, Donald Scott Franklin and his wife Patricia of Kingwood, Texas and Gale Ellinger of Amherst; three brothers, Wilton Routon of Appomattox, Walter Routon and Shelton Routon, both of Concord; three nieces, one nephew, several great nieces and nephews, two step-grandsons, three step-granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Hebron Baptist Church with the Rev. Mitch Luckie and the Rev. George Kriedel officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the residence. Those who wish to make memorials, please consider the missions projects of the Hebron Baptist Church Youth and Acteens, C/O Hebron Baptist Church, Route 4, Box 272, Appomattox, Va. 24522. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Percy Stovall, Sr.
Mr. Percy Stovall, Sr. of Drakes Branch and husband of Mrs. Gracie Stovall, died Saturday at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond. Funeral arrangements will be given later by the Jeffress Funeral Home of Charlotte Court House.

Mabel S. Swain
Mabel S. Swain of Bedford passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 in the Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, Roanoke. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the Bedford Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Saunders Family Cemetery, Thaxton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.


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