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Marriages and Deaths from Lynchburg, Virginia Newspapers 1794-1836

Giles H. Davis
Giles H. Davis of Stanford, Conn., departed this life Sept. 30, 1998. His parents were the late Edmond and Rosa Davis of Forest. He is survived by his devoted family in Stanford, Conn. and Lynchburg. Funeral services will be held in Stanford, Conn.

John Dietz
John E. Dietz, 73, of Floral City, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998 at his home under the loving care of his wife of 50 years, Mary, daughters, Diane Eckhardt and Deborah Eddy of Palm Harbor and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Chicago, Ill, Feb. 23, 1925 to the late Carl and Florence Palmer Dietz, he came to Floral City eight years ago from Michigan City, Ind. Mr. Dietz was a retired design engineer from the Fruehauf Trailer Corporation in Fort Wayne, Ind. with 30 years of service, then worked for Bobko Industries in Michigan City for three years. He was a member of the Summit City Masonic Lodge #170 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne. Mr. Dietz was a World War II Naval veteran serving as a naval commando. He volunteered with the American Red Cross in Allen County, Ind. and most recently in City and Alachua counties as well as throughout the United States as a national volunteer on disasters. Surviving are his wife, Mary; one son, Dale A. and his wife, Nancy of Lynchburg; two daughters, Diane Eckhardt and Deborah Lynn Eddy both of Palm Harbor; a sister, Donna Olgevie of Farmington, N.M. and three grandchildren, Lori Ann Dietz, Christopher Dietz and Christian J. Dietz. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Edward Ralph English Sr. “Red”
Edward Ralph “Red” English Sr., 84, of Altavista, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 in the Moses Cone Extended Care Center in Greensboro, N.C. He was the husband of 62 years of Ruth Walton English, who resides at the Well Spring Retirement Community in Greensboro, N.C. Born March 31, 1914 in Altavista, he was a son of the late William Benjamin English and Viola Yeatts English. Mr. English was a member of the First Baptist Church of Altavista where he had served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Patrick Henry Boys Plantation of Red Hill, Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg and the Baptist Home in Culpeper. Mr. English served on the Altavista Town Council and the Campbell County Board of Supervisors and was a member of the Campbell Lodge 316 AF & AM and the Kazim Shrine Temple of Roanoke. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during WWII. Mr. English was president of English’s Inc., English Development Corp. and the Altavista Area Development Corp. He was vice-president of English Construction Co. and founder and managing trustee of the English Foundation. He was a member of the Board of Directors of both Central Fidelity of Altavista and Central Fidelity Bankshares of Richmond. He served on the National Manufacturing Association Business Advisory Committee for President Eisenhower. He was appointed by two Virginia governors to the Virginia Port Authority and served as its chairman for 10 years. Mr. English served as president of the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce and received the Exchange Club of Virginia’s “Distinctive Virginian” award for his lifelong work in attracting industrial development. He was also president of the Altavista Chamber of Commerce and received its “Outstanding Citizen” award. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he had played football. The Alumni Association of Virginia Tech presented Mr. English with its Distinguished Service Award, “in recognition for outstanding service to his community, his profession and his beloved Alma Mater.” They also honored him by naming their baseball field, English Field. He was one of the founders of the Virginia Tech Student Aid Association and a member of the Advisory Board of the R.B. Pamplin College of Business. He established numerous scholarships at the school and in 1991, he was awarded Virginia Tech’s highest service honor, the Ruffner Medal. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, E. Ralph English Jr. and his wife, Rita Jo of Altavista and David English and his wife, Elizabeth of Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters, Dale Caldwell and her husband, Robert and Melinda Wood and her husband, Bennett all of Greensboro, N.C., 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Curtiss English. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998 in the First Baptist Church of Altavista by the Rev. Kirby Smith and Dr. Steve Pressley. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and other times at the home of his son, Ralph English, 205 River Oaks Drive, Altavista. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Altavista Area YMCA, P.O. Box 149, Altavista, Va. 24517, the Alzheimer’s Association, National Headquarters, 919 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill., 60611 or the First Baptist Church, 404 10th Street, Altavista.

Merlin W. Fishburn
Merlin W. Fishburn, 87, of Forest, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the widow of Wilma Banta Fishburn. Born in Sterlin, Ks., Aug. 16, 1911, he was a son of the late Roy A. and Ellen Mgle Fishburn. He was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church. Mr. Fishburn is survived by one daughter, Jane Fishburn of Lynchburg; one son, Richard K. Fishburn of Forest; one sister, Elois Vann of Medicine Lodge, Ks., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Heritage United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stanley Hunley officiating. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Cynthia Cobbs North
Cynthia Cobbs North of Lynchburg, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 at Drinkard Health Center. She was the wife of Temple R. North. Born in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Tilghman L. Cobbs and Beulah Carter Cobbs. A homemaker and a graduate of Randolph-Macon Women’s College, Mrs. North had worked with the State Department during WWII. She was a past member of the Junior League of Lynchburg and was a member of the Oakwood Garden Club and Court Street United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Church Administrative Board. She was preceded in death by a son, Temple R. North Jr. In addition to her husband, Mrs. North is survived by her daughter-in-law, Maureen Aultman North of New Wilmington, Pa.; her sister, Alma Cobbs Baber of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Daniel R. and Luke C. North and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Court Street United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. Stanley C. Pique`. Those who wish may consider memorials to Court Street United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Diuguid Rivermont Chapel.

Florida Allen Owen
Florida Allen Owen of Scottsburg, died Friday. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Wilfred Slaughter
Wilfred Slaughter of 213 Perch Road, Monroe, departed this life Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 in Liberty Nursing Home, Clifton Forge. His remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Barbara Stover Smoot
Barbara Stover Smoot, 61, of Lynchburg, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of James Edward Smoot. Born in Lynchburg, Aug. 17, 1937, she was a daughter of the late John A. Stover and Lois Hicks Chaffin and stepfather, P.W. Chaffin. She was employed by B&W and Leggett/Belk. She was a member of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church, Timbrook Womans Club and Beta Sigma Phi, Laureate Alpha Chapter Sorority. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Michael D. Smoot and his wife, Mary Beth; two daughters, Lauren S. Glass and her husband, Steve and Angela P. Smoot all of Lynchburg; one brother, John Stover of Toledo, Ohio and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bernard Bangley and the Rev. Raymond Eichler officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Monday at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel and other times at the residence at 1200 Sheffield Drive. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the ALS Association, 20121 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, Calif., 91364-2206.

Admire “Ad” Creed Stinson
Admire “Ad” Creed Stinson, 86, of 147 Second Street, Madison Heights, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 at Camelot Hall Nursing Home. He was the husband of Lelia Morris Stinson. He was born in Buckingham County, June 4, 1912, the son of the late Robert Lee Stinson and Minnie Bryant Stinson. He retired from Glamorgan Foundry and was a member of Madison Heights Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and their wives, Raymond and Joyce Stinson of Lynchburg, Steve and Cynthia Stinson of Madison Heights; one daughter, Eleanor Geraline Evans of Monroe; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a special friend, Donald Tyree of Madison Heights. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Whitten Monelison Chapel by Dr. Timothy Madison. Burial will follow in Briarwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. The family requests memorials be made to the Madison Heights Baptist Church Building Fund or the Monelison Rescue Squad.

Lottie Jones Wilson
Lottie Jones Wilson, 80, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank Jackson Wilson Sr. Born in S.C., April 9, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Jessie D. and Fannie Phillips Jones. She was retired from General Electric, where she worked on the assembly line. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Thomas Road Baptist Church and the Senior Saints of Thomas Road Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by three brothers, Samuel Jones, Charles Jones and William Jones. She is survived by her three sons, Frank J. Wilson Jr. of Lynchburg, David Wilson and his wife, Renae of Lynchburg and Wayne H. Wilson of Lynchburg; two daughters, Anne Bruce of Woodbridge and Mirenda Daniels and her husband, Floyd of Evington; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pate Chapel of Thomas Road Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Falwell and the Rev. Gil Brightsen officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. Whitten Timberlake Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James Murphy Cunningham
James Murphy Cunningham, 44, of Evington, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 at his residence. Born in Lynchburg, Aug. 28, 1954, he was the son of Mamie Tyree Mitchell of Lynchburg and the late Jack Nelson Mitchell. He served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Cunningham was a member of the Eternal Baptist Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, James Dale Harper of Benson, Ariz.; three brothers, Jackie Dee Cunningham of Lynchburg, Richard Porter of Macon, Ga. and Michael A. Mitchell of Madison Heights; three sisters, Marjorie Louise Newton of South Hill, Virginia Frances Mitchell of Hopewell and Betty J. Wade of Lynchburg; one granddaughter, Sarah Harper of Benson, Ariz. and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Evans family cemetery with the Rev. Carlton Dunn officiating. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lula Cardwell Dennis
On Sept. 30, 1998, God sent down his angels for Lula Cardwell Dennis. She was born Nov. 7, 1911 in Campbell County. She was the wife of the late Robert Dennis Jr. of Gladys. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Sylvia Cardwell. Lula confessed Christ at an early age and joined First St. Paul Baptist Church in Rustburg and remained a faithful member until her health began to fail. Lula loved her church and served faithfully. She served on deaconess board, usherboard and was a Sunday school teacher. She retired from Simplamatic as a cook. Those left to cherish her memories are three sisters-in-law, Ann Ross, Gracie Harvey and Inez Cardwell all of Lynchburg; a devoted niece, Ileane Pannell; a devoted friend, Rosa Morgan; her care givers, Robert and Judy Fore and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in First St. Paul Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Dennis family cemetery. Mrs. Dennis remains may be viewed at the church for one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fore, Volunteer Road, 667, Gladys. Services by Franklin Funeral Home, 845-7101.

Merlin W. Fishburn
Merlin W. Fishburn, 87, of Forest, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete. Diuguid Waterlick Chapel.

Helen Lipowski
Helen Lipowski of Lynchburg, died Oct. 1, 1998 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Steve J. Lipowski. Born Sept. 15, 1911 in New York City, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Theodor Dzierzynski and the late Frances Mashowicz Dzierzynski. She was a member of Saint Thomas More Catholic Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Thomas Samluk of Lynchburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Eleanor Lipowski of Maspeth, N.Y., nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Liturgy of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church with the Rev. Kevin J. O’Brien officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel. Cremation will follow after the service.

Lottie Jones Wilson
Lottie Jones Wilson, 80, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998. Arrangements by Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

James Murphy Cunningham
James Murphy Cunningham, 44, of Evington, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 at his residence. Born in Lynchburg, Aug. 28, 1954, he was the son of Mamie Tyree Mitchell of Lynchburg and the late Jack Nelson Tyree. He served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Cunningham was a member of the Eternal Baptist Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, James Dale Harper of Benson, Ariz.; three brothers, Jackie Dee Cunningham of Lynchburg, Richard Porter of Macon, Ga. and Michael A. Mitchell of Madison Heights; three sisters, Marjorie Louise Newton of South Hill, Virginia Frances Mitchell of Hopewell and Betty J. Wade of Lynchburg; one granddaughter, Sarah Harper of Benson, Ariz. and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Evans family cemetery with the Rev. Carlton Dunn officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Faye Davidson
Wanda Faye Davidson, 36, of Toccoa, Ga. and formerly of Rt. 3, Lynchburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 from injuries received from an automobile accident. Born in Lynchburg, Dec. 26, 1961, she was a daughter of Lucille P. Davidson of Rt. 3, Lynchburg and the late Rev. William F. Davidson. Wanda was a counselor for the Toccoa Mental Health Clinic and worked primarily with children and youth. Locally, she had served from seven years as the administrative assistant for Peakland United Methodist Church and worked with the Lynchburg United Methodist district youth. She received her BA degree from Lynchburg College and her Masters degree in Christian Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Sharon D. and the Rev. Nolan Crowder of Lynchburg; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Colen E. and Kimberly Davidson, the Rev. Ronald T. and Jackie Davidson and Gary L. and Patricia Davidson all of Concord and her nieces and nephews, Colen E. Davidson Jr., Terry L. Davidson, Jessica D. Elliott, Bruce D. Crowder, Brian R. Crowder, Preston T. Davidson, Christy M. Crowder, Amy M. Davidson, Jennifer P. Davidson and William Tyler Davidson. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Winston, the Rev. William Kyle and the Rev. Frank Jennings officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and other times at her mother’s home, Mt. Olivet Church Road. Those wishing to make memorial contributions should consider the Lake Junaluska Youth Endowment, P.O. Box 67, Lake Junaluska, N.C., 28745.

Lula Dennis
Lula Dennis of Volunteer Road, Gladys, departed this life Wednesday evening. Arrangements by Franklin Funeral Home, 845-7101.

Ollie Lee Cundiff-Finch
Ollie Lee Cundiff-Finch, 64, of 6 Midland, Lynchburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998 in Guggenheimer Nursing Home. Born March 4, 1934 in Altavista, she was a daughter of the late Thelsie and Myrtle Bruffy Cundiff. She was a member of Mount Hermon United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 16 Auxiliary. She was a retired nurse having worked as the Unit 2A Manager Orthopedic Unit at Lynchburg General Hospital. She is survived by two sons, Stanley W. Finch and his wife, Sandra of Altavista and Douglas Scott Finch and his wife, Dianne of Monroeville, Pa.; one brother, J. Cecil Wills and his wife, Dorothy of Lynch Station; one sister, Virginia C. Meador and her husband, Carrol of Lynch Station and one grandson, Michael. She was preceded in death by a brother, George W. Cundiff. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 1998 in Mount Hermon United Methodist Church by the Rev. Becky Cloud. The family will receive friends at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Sandra Finch, 12 Dogwood Lane, Altavista. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the American Cancer Society, Central Va. District Office, 2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501, the Hospice of the Hills, 3300 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, Va. 24503 or Mount Hermon United Methodist Church, Highway 712, Lynch Station, Va. 24571. Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista is in charge of arrangements.

Janice Campbell Martin
Janice Campbell Martin, 72, of Piney River, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998 at the home of her daughter in Amherst. Born in Nelson County, March 5, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Campbell and Mamie Mays Campbell. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Parrish Martin. Mrs. Martin was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and retired from the Amherst Garment Factory. Survivors include two sons, Carroll Martin Sr. of Amherst and Leroy Martin and wife, Sandra of Madison Heights; three daughters, Betty Schaar and husband, Jim of Amherst, Judy Viar and husband, Ricky of Roseland and Genevieve (Dink) Clements and husband, Wayne also of Amherst; one brother, Lloyd C. Campbell and wife, Shirley of Madison Heights; two sisters, Ottie Bowling of Amherst and Nettie Mays of Roseland; a son-in-law, Charles Arrington of Lynchburg; two sisters-in-law, Leitha Tomlin and Vernell Campbell both of Amherst; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Della Arrington; a daughter-in-law, Audrey Martin; a sister, Mary Teitjen and two brothers, Robert and Morris Campbell. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 1998 at Bethel Baptist Church by Pastor David Peters with interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church where the family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Nancy Kirt, 1838 Old Rose Mill Road, Arrington, Va. 22922, the Roseland Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 39, Roseland, Va. 22967 or the Amherst Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 193, Amherst, Va. 24521. Funeral arrangements by Byrum-Parr Funeral Home.

William W. Mayhew Sr.
William W. Mayhew Sr., 62, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born March 5, 1936 in Bedford County, a son of Jessie Overstreet Mayhew of Bedford and the late Moulton Mayhew. He was a retired employee of the Virginia Department of Corrections, a former employee of the Bedford City Police and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department, a member of the Morgans Baptist Church, a 42 year member of the Moneta Volunteer Fire Department having served as their chief and a member of the Moneta Rescue Squad. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Algie Blankenship Mayhew; two sons and daughters-in-law, William W. Jr. and Lewanne Mayhew, Vinton, Bryon Lee and Tracy Mayhew, Bedford; a daughter and son-in-law, Beth M. and Kevin Bradley, Bedford; five brothers, Lewis Mayhew, Elwood Mayhew, Ray Mayhew, Mahlon Mayhew, Doug Mayhew all of Bedford; five sisters, Iva M. Martin, Nancy M. Walker both of Bedford, Mary M. Hodges, Rocky Mount, Annie Mae Brock, Virginia M. Susan both of Ala.; seven grandchildren, Chris Mayhew, Crystal Mayhew, Nick Mayhew, Shanna Slocum, Vanessa Bradley, K.C. Bradley Jr., Chad Bradley, and Brittany Mayhew. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 1998 from the Morgan Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Rick Mallory, the Rev. Elmer Sellers and the Rev. Lewis Garst. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today and the family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Moneta Volunteer Fire Department, Moneta Rescue Squad or the Cardiac Transplant Fund, c/o MCV Hospital, P.O. Box 980204, Richmond, Va. 23298.

Richard Miller
A funeral service for Richard Miller will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery. The family will assemble at 103 Jackson Street. Community Funeral Home directing.

Esperanza Page Tuggle
Esperanza Page Tuggle, 81, of 1213 Long Meadows Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the wife of John Tuggle. Mrs. Tuggle was born Jan. 15, 1917 in the Philippines to the late John Henry Page and the late Rita Sarmiento Page. She was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church and a retired school teacher. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Kiah T. Ford III of Lynchburg, Lorene and David Fields of Alexandria, Anne and William Thorpe of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Frances Jiminez and a brother, Daniel Page both of the Philippines and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Page. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Woodall-Tharp Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Condrey officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Frank Leslie Tyree Jr.
Frank Leslie Tyree Jr., 78, of 147 Dixie Airport Road, Madison Heights, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. He was the husband of Louise Oliver Tyree. Frank was born Aug. 20, 1920 in Amherst County, the son of the late Frank Leslie Tyree Sr. and Alice Lee Tyree Tyree. He was a retired master machinist for Meredith Burda Corp. and was a member of Clinton Masonic Lodge 73 AF&AM, current Worshipful Master of John Ancell Masonic Lodge 255 AF&AM and Secretary of Gladstone Odd Fellows Lodge 398. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Monroe. He was preceded in death by one brother, E.L. “Buck” Tyree. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Leslie L. Tyree and his wife, Barbara of Quinton and David S. Tyree and his wife, Stephanie of Roanoke; one daughter, Alice T. Denny and her husband, David of Portsmouth; two brothers, Warren R. Tyree and his wife, Virginia of Lynchburg and Lawrence E. Tyree Sr. and his wife, Imogene of Madison Heights; one sister, Joyce T. Austin and her husband, Henry of Madison Heights and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church of Monroe by the Rev. Glenn Coleman, Dr. David R. Denny and the Rev. Charles Anderson. Interment will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park. An Evening Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Whitten Monelison Chapel afterwhich the family will receive friends until 8:30 p.m. and other times at the residence. The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Monroe or a favorite charity.

Mrs. Ellen Virginia Banks
Mrs. Ellen Virginia Banks of 1800-H Place, N.E. Washington, D.C., departed this life in Providence Hospital after a long illness. Born in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Roy L. Hills Sr. and Sarah Epps Hill. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church, Amherst, after living in Washington, D.C. she later joined Peace Baptist Church. A brother, Roy L. Hill Jr. and a sister, Mary Hill preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Nathaniel Leroy Hill; two sisters, Elizabeth Butler both of Washington, D.C. and Margaret Hill Moore and her spouse, Howland A. Moore of Madison Heights; one brother, James Hill and his spouse, Mildred of Massie Mill; a devoted cousin, William Sparrow of Arrington and a devoted niece, Mrs. Barbara Ann McCray and her spouse, the Rev. Robert McCray of Madison Heights and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Peace Baptist Church. Interment in Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Courtesy of Community Funeral Home.

Wanda Faye Davidson
Wanda Faye Davidson, 36, of Toccoa, Ga. and formerly of Rt. 3, Lynchburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 from injuries received from an automobile accident. She is survived by her mother, Lucille P. Davidson; three brothers and one sister. She was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. William F. Davidson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

Russell Watkins “Buck” Hudson
Russell Watkins “Buck” Hudson, 60, of Lynchburg, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born Oct. 17, 1937 in Campbell County, the son of the late Odell I. Hudson and Nevie Jennings Hudson. He is survived by three brothers, Irvin “Butch” Hudson, Phillip Hudson and Raymond Hudson of Lynchburg and five sisters, Naomi Goff of Evington, Jane Hudson and Glenda Sue Grant of Shipman, Judy Hudson of Lynchburg and Viola McDaniel of Corpus Christi, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Dillard-Hylton Cemetery in Tye River by the Rev. John Coleman and the Rev. Tommy Bryant. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel.

Harry J. Lowry
Harry J. Lowry, 79, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the son of the late Lillie Woods Lowry. He was born Nov. 12, 1918 in Bedford County. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 50 years, Savator Lowry; one son, Richard; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, also left to cherish fond memories are six sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, five god children, special nieces and nephews will always remember Uncle Harry, lovingly, and a host of cousins, relatives and an extended family of many will truly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 at the Washington Street Baptist Church, Bedford with the Rev. Henry A. Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairmont Cemetery, Bedford. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Bonnie Tate Marshall
Bonnie Tate Marshall, 53, of Columbia, Md., died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998 in Alexandria. Mrs. Marshall was born April 11, 1945 in Lynchburg to the late William Elton Tate and Clara Seigel Tate. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter, Sara Averett Marshall. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. at the home of Rodney Laughon, 3303 Woodridge Place, Lynchburg, 24502. Memorial contributions may be made to Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 165, Clarksville, Md., 21029. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Russell Otis Wilson Sr.
Russell Otis Wilson Sr., 71, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the retired owner and operator of Wilson Heating and Air and the husband of Katherine Watson Wilson. Mr. Wilson was born in Bedford County, April 13, 1927 to the late Earl J. Wilson and the late Viola Witt Wilson. He was a member of Sedalia Baptist Church, Elks Lodge #321 and Moose #1727. He is survived by a son and his wife, Russell “Rusty” O. and Cindy Wilson Jr. of Lynchburg; a daughter and her husband, Cathy W. and Robert Stanley of Forest; a brother, Prentiss E. Wilson of Mobile, Ala.; two special friends, Toni and Ashley Hill and four grandchildren, Shaun and Chris Stanley and Zachary and Kara Wilson. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Earl Wilson; a brother, James S. Wilson; a sister, Hazel B. Otey and a special friend, Patsy Ann Heisler. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Woodall-Tharp Chapel with the Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home and other times at 1524 Sherbrooke Dr. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Mrs. Ellen Hill Banks
Mrs. Margaret Hill Moore of Kings Road, Madison Heights, was notified of the death of her sister, Mrs. Ellen Hill Banks in Washington, D.C. Funeral arrangements will appear later. Courtesy of Community Funeral Home.

Mary Ellen Ramsey Chandler
APPOMATTOX — Mary Ellen Ramsey Chandler, 64, of 34 Harrell Street, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Henry Chandler. Born in Appomattox County, Nov. 6, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Edward Ramsey Sr. and Kathryn Lester Ramsey. Mrs. Chandler was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where she served as secretary for 17 years before her retirement. She was also a former member of the choir and Liberty Bells, organist and served on the Library Committee for many years. She taught business classes at Appomattox High School for several years. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald K. and Brenda G. Chandler of Clover; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia C. and Larry W. Carwile of Concord; four grandsons, Aaron, Jonathan, Samuel Chandler and Daniel Carwile; a sister, Frances R. Lewis of Appomattox and a brother, Joseph Edward Ramsey Jr. of Richmond. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998 at Liberty Baptist Church by the Rev. Daniel Dockery and the Rev. Daniel Scott with burial following in Liberty Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the home of Frances R. Lewis, Walton Place. Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Liberty Baptist Church Memorial Library Fund.

Ercelle Rae Stepp Cox
Ercelle Rae Stepp Cox, 88, died Sept. 27, 1998 in Lynchburg. Born Sept. 22, 1910 in Pocahontas, she was the daughter of Belle Watson and David Alfred Stepp. She lived in Salem and Roanoke before moving to Thaxton in 1944 and then to Lynchburg in 1974. A graphic artist, she worked for The Print Shop and Rubatex in Bedford. She was very active and held offices in the Lisbon Garden Club, Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the Methodist Church. She was Zone Leader of the Lynchburg District Methodist Church and was honored as a Life Member of the WSCS in 1955. Before moving to Lynchburg, she was a member of Epworth Methodist Church in Thaxton. She was an active member of Peakland United Methodist Church in Lynchburg. Preceded in death by her husband, John Kenneth Cox and her granddaughter, Lorann Marie Cox, she is survived by her sister, Helen Wetzel Bayse of Salem; her brother, Robert Stevens Stepp of Palm Harbour, Fla.; her children, Karen Cox Witt of Chattanooga, Tenn., David Martin Cox of Manassas and John Stevens Cox of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Geri Witt Rogers, Kirsten Witt Hargis, Marty Cox, Allyson Cox Newton, Ginger Cox Arrington, Holly Witt Aitken and Geoffrey Cox and nine great-grandchildren. A service of Celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998 at Peakland United Methodist Church, 4434 Boonsboro Road with Dr. Creed S. Davis Jr., Minister of the church and the Rev. David T. St. Clair, Chaplain of Emory & Henry College, celebrants. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Bedford. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Peakland United Methodist Church and other times at the residence of her son, 229 Boston Avenue. The family requests that memorial gifts be sent to Peakland United Methodist Church or the charity of choice. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Mason Dobyns
Thelma Mason Dobyns, 86, of Culpeper, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998 at Mt. View Nursing Home. Born Feb. 21, 1912 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Turner Southall Mason and Nora Hall Mason. She was the wife of the late P.O. Dobyns. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nancy D. Pettingill of Culpeper; one son, Kenneth W. Dobyns of Arlington; two grandchildren, David Pettingill of Salem and Andrew Pettingill of Columbus, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Kristen and Preston Pettingill and one sister, Lois Thacker of Baltimore, Md. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gordon Mason; her half-brother, Paul Mason and her sister, Nellie Bryant. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998 at Culpeper Baptist Church by Dr. Ted Fuson. Burial will be in Culpeper Masonic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Clore-Geest Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Hwy., Culpeper. Memorial contributions may be made to the Culpeper County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 731, Culpeper, Va. 22701. Arrangements by Clore-Geest Funeral Home, Culpeper.

Abraham Lincoln Gobble
APPOMATTOX — Abraham Lincoln Gobble, 77, of Rt. 3, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Goff Gobble. Born in Appomattox County, Oct. 6, 1920, he was a son of the late Alexander and Etta Lane Gobble. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a retired carpenter. He is survived by a son, Kenneth Wayne Gobble Sr. and his wife, Connie of Appomattox; two daughters, Janice G. Carter and her husband, Eddie Lewis of Forest and Phyllis G. Long and her husband, David of Powell, Tenn.; a brother, Gilbert Gobble of Roanoke; two sisters, Pauline G. Thompson of Appomattox and Defronia G. Smith of Edgewater, Md., seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Faye Gobble, seven brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998 at New Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. Jim Bunce with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the home of Wayne and Connie Gobble, State Rt. 642. Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Appomattox Rescue Squad Building Fund.

Edna Lee Lipscomb Leftwich
Edna Lee Lipscomb Leftwich, 99, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998. She was born in the Moneta community of Bedford County, June 24, 1899, a daughter of the late James Lee Lipscomb and Alice Virginia Walker Lipscomb. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Junius Leftwich Sr.; two sons, Robert Lee Leftwich and William Junius Leftwich Jr.; a daughter, Helen Aileen Leftwich Anderson and two grandsons, William Junius Leftwich III and Joseph Dale Leftwich. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Liberty Chapter #109 Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her son, James A. Leftwich Sr. and his wife, Eleaner, Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Debbie Anderson Mullins and her husband, Dwane, Anchorage, Alaska, Theresa Lee Leftwich, Virginia Beach, James A. Leftwich Jr. and his wife, Renee, Chesapeake and Andrea June Leftwich, Richmond; two great-grandsons, Logan Alexander Leftwich and Austin Reid Leftwich both of Chesapeake; a son-in-law, Thomas Goggin Anderson, Bedford; a daughter-in-law, Pauline Horton Leftwich, Hampton. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. D. Glen Langston officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family suggests those wishing to make memorials consider Main Street United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Harry J. Lowry
Harry J. Lowry, 79, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the son of the late Lillie Woods Lowry. He was born Nov. 12, 1918 in Bedford County. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 50 years, Savator Lowry; one son, Richard; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, also left to cherish fond memories are six sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, five god children, special nieces and nephews will always remember Uncle Harry, lovingly, and a host of cousins, relatives and an extended family of many will truly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 at the Washington Street Baptist Church, Bedford. Interment will follow in the Fairmont Cemetery, Bedford. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Richard Earl Miller
Richard Earl Miller of 103 Jackson Street, departed this life Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998 at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Amherst County, June 29, 1933, the son of the late Calvin Miller and Vivian Clara Tucker Miller. He was the husband of Mrs. Anna “Chunk” Miller. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gloria Burford and Easter Brown and one brother, Marvin Miller. Richard was educated in Amherst County Public School System and was baptized at an early age at Rising Sun Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Sgt. Donata M. Brown (Jeff) of Fort Richardson, Alaska; three sisters, Elizabeth Clara Saunders, Shirley Henderson and Corrina Walker all of Lynchburg; three brothers, Freddie R. Miller of Lynchburg, Thomas Miller of Washington, D.C. and George Miller of N.Y.; three grandchildren, Dmonyae, Jeffery Jr. and Jamon; a devoted niece, Betty Saunders and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements will appear later. Community Funeral Home directing.

Minnie Morton Davis
Mrs. Minnie Morton Davis of Brookneal, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998 in Lynchburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 at the Aspen Hill Baptist Church in Brookneal with interment in the church cemetery. Jeffress Funeral Home of Charlotte Court House is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille McCormick Owen
Lucille McCormick Owen of South Boston, died Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Owen McCormick family cemetery.

Canolia (Big Ma) Johnson Penn
Mrs. Canolia (Big Ma) Johnson Penn departed this life Monday, Sept. 28, 1998 in Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Johnson and Mrs. Annie Banks Johnson. She was the wife of the late George T. Penn. Three children, Ruby Scott, Clarence and Andrew (Louie) Penn preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn four children, Mrs. Alline Thomas, George Dennis Penn Sr. and Eagar (Elmer) Penn all of Madison Heights and Warren (Bee) Penn of Shaker Heights, Ohio; three daughters-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Penn and Mrs. Mary Penn both of Madison Heights and Mrs. Hattie Penn of Lynchburg; one son-in-law, Jessie Scott of Concord; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Ferguson of Lynchburg and Mrs. Lucille Davis of Amherst; 30 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren, one foster granddaughter, Annette Trent and her son along with a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at ScottZion Baptist Church with the Rev. A.A. Winn officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. The family will assemble at the residence. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Community Funeral Home. Community Funeral Home directing.

Benjamin Albert (Buddy) Powell Jr.
Benjamin Albert (Buddy) Powell Jr. died Sunday. Funeral services 11 a.m., Wednesday, Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home, Harrisonburg. Visitation, 7:30-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John T. Rogers
John T. Rogers, 76, of Norfolk, died Sept. 22, 1998 at his home. He was the husband of Ruby B. Rogers. Born July 17, 1922 in Halifax County, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Manie W. Rogers. He was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church, a retiree of the Naval Air Rework Facility after 37 years service, a member of American Legion Post 327 and a US Navy Veteran of WW II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, John T. Rogers and his wife, Rita of San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Betty R. Wagner and her husband, David of Phoenix, Ariz. and Brenda R. Jenkins and her husband, Jeff of Norfolk; four grandchildren, Alexander and Peter Alan Rogers of San Diego, Calif. and Christopher and Sarah Jenkins of Norfolk; two sisters, Mrs. Eva R. Sexton of Lynchburg and Mrs. Evelyn R. DeJarnette of Brookneal. Funeral services were held in Norfolk, Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.

Betty Mason Tyree
Betty Mason Tyree, 60, of Lynchburg, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998 at her residence. She was the wife of Leonard Lee Tyree of Lynchburg for 39 years. Born in Lynchburg, May 19, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Edward Mason and Eva Bishop Mason. She was a office clerk for J. Crew Outfitters. Mrs. Tyree was an active member of the Thomas Road Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jody Tyree of Lynchburg and Jamie Tyree and his wife, Jackquelyn of Lynchburg; one brother, Thomas E. Mason and his wife, Grace of Jacksonville, Fla. and one sister, Shirley Molleck and her husband, Don of Houston, Texas. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from Fort Hill Memorial Park with Dr. Jerry Falwell officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Whitten Timberlake Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Maxine Mawyer Adams
Maxine Mawyer Adams, 72, of Roseland, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998 at Camelot Hall in Lynchburg. A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 28, 1998 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Wayne Moore assisted by the Rev. Robert VanGilder. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Roseland Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 39, Roseland, Va. 22967, Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Roseland, Va. 22967 or the Nelson Memorial Library, P.O. Box 321, Lovingston, Va. 22949. Funeral arrangements by Byrum-Parr Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mary Roach Branch
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Roach Branch will be conducted 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 from Holcomb Rock Baptist Church, the Rev. David Steward officiating, with interment in the church cemetery. She will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service. The family and friends will assemble at the church at 2:45 p.m. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Frances Wilson Hicks
Frances Wilson Hicks, 87, of South Boston, formerly of San Diego, Calif., died Sept. 25, 1998. Service at a later date in San Diego by Powell Funeral Home.

Millie Anderson Perkins
Millie Anderson Perkins, 94, of Halifax, died Sept. 27, 1998. Service, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, 3 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church by Powell Funeral Home

John Henry Ranson, Sr.
PAMPLIN — John Henry Ranson, Sr., 81, of Rt. 1 Pamplin, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998 at this residence. He was the husband of Christine Harris Ranson. Born August 18, 1917 in Appomattox Co. a son of John Robert Ranson and Maude Mullins Ranson. Mr. Ranson was a Master Electrician and in 1959 co-founded and served as president of Ranson Electric Co. of Evergreen. He was a 55 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a life long member of Evergreen United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee, was past chairman of the personage committee for the Pamplin charge of the United Methodist Church and was active with the United Methodist Men. He was a WW II Army veteran, a member of Southside Masonic Lodge #191 of Pamplin and a life member of the Evergreen Ruritan Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Sue Ranson, Evergreen; one grandson, Jon Aubrey (Jay) Ranson; and two sisters, Pearl R. Wilson, Pamplin, and Alice R. Thackston, Winston Salem, NC. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Aubrey, Walter and Ernest Ranson and one sister Lizzie R. Simmons. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Evergreen Methodist Church by the Rev. George Riggins with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight at Robinson Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence. Those wishing to make memorials consider the American Cancer Society.

John T. Rogers
John T. Rogers, 76, of Norfolk, died Sept. 22, 1998 at his home. He was the husband of Ruby B. Rogers. Born July 17, 1922 in Halifax County he was born the son of the late Thomas F. and Manie W. Rogers. He was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church, a retiree of the Naval Air Rework Facility after 37 years service. Member of American Legion Post 327 and a US Navy Veteran of WW II. In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, John T. Rogers and his wife, Rita of San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Betty R. Wagner and her husband, David of Phoenix, Ariz. and Brenda R. Jenkins and her husband, Jeff of Norfolk; four grandchildren, Alexander and Peter Alan Rogers of San Diego, Calif. and Christopher and Sarah Jenkins of Norfolk; two sisters, Mrs. Eva R. Sexton of Lynchburg and Mrs. Eleven R. De Jurnette of Brookneal. Funeral services were held in Norfolk, Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.

Mrs. Florence Kubic Tetlak
Mrs. Florence Kubic Tetlak, 79, of South Boston, died Sept. 27, 1998. Service, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 at Church of Transfiguration, Olean, NY by Powell Funeral Home.

Cynthia Leonard Baber
Cynthia Leonard Baber, 40, of Beaufort, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Baber was born June 5, 1958 in Lynchburg, a daughter of Joyce Krantz Leonard and Willie Stanley Leonard. She worked in the insurance industry. She was a member of Port Royal Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother of Evington; her husband, Richard Burke Baber of Beaufort; three daughters, Teri Bigwarfe, Jeri Ann Baber and Jamie Lee Baber of Beaufort; two brothers, David Leonard of Forest and Willie Leonard of Evington and Robert Tolley of Evington. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the residence, 2827 West Royal Oaks Drive, Beaufort. The family suggests that those who wish may make memorials to Friends of Caroline Hospice, P.O. Box 1686, Beaufort, S.C. 22901. Anderson Funeral Home, Beaufort, is in charge.

Mrs. Mary Roach Branch
Mrs. Mary Roach Branch departed this life Friday, Sept. 25, 1998 at Grace Lodge. Born in Bedford County, she was a daughter of the late Preston and Ella Roach. She was twice married, first to the late Willie Anderson and then to the late Richard Branch. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mae Anderson. She was the oldest member of Holcomb Rock Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory a brother, Edward Roach and a foster sister, Mrs. Florence Camm both of Lynchburg; seven sisters-in-law, Blanche Roach, Josephine Anderson, Ida Anderson and Sylvia Roach all of Lynchburg; Lucy Sadler of Coleman Falls, Luana Murray of the Bronx, N.Y. and Onnie Roach of Gretna; two brothers-in-law, Dennis Wade Sr. of Baltimore, Md. and Frank Tynes of Jamaica, N.Y., seven devoted nieces, Pauline Calloway, Vivian Davis, Frances Ferguson, Elizabeth Jones, Dorothy Cash and Corrine Roach all of Lynchburg and Isabell McDaniel of New York, N.Y. and a host of other loving relatives and friends. The family is receiving friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Davis, 3135 Trents Ferry Road. The funeral announcement will appear later. Her remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Amilie Manning Brumfield
Mrs. Amilie Manning Brumfield, 83, of Halifax, died Sept. 25, 1998 at Berry Hill Nursing Home. Survivors include two sons, Ollie L. Brumfield, Roy Lee Brumfield; one daughter, Frances B. Dawson all of Halifax; one sister, Minnie M. Dodson of Danville, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 27, 1998 at Mountain Road Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Sheva Church of Christ Cemetery. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.

Granville Clyde East
Granville Clyde East, 47, of Route 1, Evington, formerly of Brookneal, died Friday evening, Sept. 25, 1998 at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville. He was the husband of Karen Francis East. He was born in Halifax County, Sept. 5, 1951, son of the late Clifton Edward East and Dorothy Singleton East. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and a former employee of Burruss Lumber Company. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Shelby Nicole East of Evington; one stepson, Charles Anderson of Evington; four stepdaughters, Sarah Francis of Nathalie, JoAnn Hernandez of Irving, Texas, Amy Cook of Lynchburg, Kristy Lawhorne of Nathalie; three brothers, L.M. (Bill) East, Stuart East, Acie East all of Brookneal; two sisters, Hazel Rigney of Rustburg, Virginia East of Petersburg and seven grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 1998 at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Shelton Miles and the Rev. Mike Dodson with burial to follow in Wickliffs Cemetery, Brookneal. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7 p.m. today at Henderson Funeral Home and will be at the home of his brother, Bill East other times.

Oscar Harvey Erb
Oscar Harvey Erb, 87, of 2201 Beverly Heights, Altavista, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998 in the Medical Care Center. He was the husband of Genevieve Weller Erb. Born Sept. 16, 1911, in Pleasant Valley, Md., he was a son of the late John and Ada Helwig Erb. He was a member of the Pipe Creek Church of the Brethren, a retired employee of Crouse Ford and a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, John Erb of Altavista, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 in Pipe Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and other times at the residence of John Erb, 2201 Beverly Heights, Altavista. The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Altavista Life Saving Crew or the Altavista Presbyterian Church Organ Fund.

Ora Estelle Martin Goodman
Ora Estelle Martin Goodman, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998 in Richmond. She had resided at 100 Page Street in Lynchburg for over 60 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Carroll J. “Shag” Goodman on Jan. 21, 1987 and her eldest son, Reginald M. “Reggie” Goodman on Aug. 20, 1996. She was one of seven children of the late Andrew G. Martin and Cora Dunkley Martin. Born July 22, 1907 in Lynchburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, A. Clyde Martin and two sisters, Ruby Martin Hall and Dorothy Martin Worley. Mrs. Goodman was retired from Craddock-Terry Shoe Co. and a member of Euclid Christian Church for many years. She is survived by a son, Ronald L. Goodman of Glen Burnie, Md. and Mrs. Frances DeMoss Goodman of Lynchburg, wife of 48 years of Reginald M. Goodman; two brothers, Allen A. Martin and Lloyd B. Martin both of Lynchburg; seven grandchildren, Mark E. Goodman, S. Gail Davis-Boilon and Carol J. Weszka of Md., R. David Goodman and Julia G. Cyrus of Lynchburg, John D. Goodman of Wilmington, N.C. and S. Michael Goodman of Charlottesville, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 1998 at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel by the Rev. Dorothy J. Waynes. Burial will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Euclid Christian Church, 2220 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 24501.

Ms. Susie Keatts
Joanne and Linda Keatts were notified of the death of their aunt, Ms. Susie Keatts of Dorchester, Mass. on Friday morning. Funeral services will be conducted in Dorchester, Mass. Courtesy of Frankly Funeral Home.

Harry J. Lowry
BEDFORD — Harry J. Lowry of 718 Peaks Street, Bedford passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998. Funeral notice will appear later. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

“Jr.” Herbert Hannon Moses Jr.
Herbert Hannon Moses Jr., 73, of Rt. 2, Rustburg, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998 in his home. He was the husband of Sadie Jones Moses. Born March 1, 1925 in Campbell County, he was a son of the late Herbert Hannon Moses Sr. and Gracie Jorden Moses. He was a member of New Chapel Baptist Church, a retired employee of 37 years of English Construction and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Herbert Hannon Moses III and his wife, Eliz. Carolyn of Rustburg and Floyd C. Moses of Rustburg and his special friend, Betsy Cheatham of Gladys and three grandchildren, Laura Moses, Jennifer Moses and Michel Thomas Moses all of Rustburg. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James E. Moses and Melvin J. Moses. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 1998 in New Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Rick Wallin and the Rev. Samuel Caldwell. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Gladys and other times at the residence. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the New Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund.

Ernest (Dan) Settle
HAMPTON — Ernest (Dan) Settle, 55, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998. Born in Norfolk, Dan has been a Hampton resident for 50 years and was a member of Buckroe Baptist Church. He is survived by his sister, Helen S. Holt of Hampton; four brothers, Freddie Settle of Amelia, Jimmy Settle of Newport News, Robert Settle of Hampton and Dennis Settle of Newport News; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Settle of Dayton, Ohio and 12 nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home by the Rev. Rait with interment to follow in Veterans Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Shelton On The Bay, 1300 N. Mallory, Hampton, Va. 23663.

Zack Corwin Terry
Zack Corwin Terry, 75, of Huddleston, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998 at his residence. He was born in Ottawa, Ks. on Dec. 19, 1922, a son of the late Charles E. Terry and Lillian Taylor Terry. He was a retired senior field engineer with Bendix Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Opal M. Terry; a daughter, Judith Ryals, Huddleston; two sons, John Terry, Chesapeake and Mike Terry, Caddo Mill, Texas, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. At Mr. Terry’s request, his body was cremated and services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements are being handled by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

Robert Burgess Wingfield
Robert Burgess Wingfield of Richmond, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Robert Terrell Wingfield and Barbara Burgess Wingfield; his grandparents, Willie Bob and Beatrice J. Wingfield. He is survived by two brothers, Willie Bob Wingfield II of Gretna, Neb. and Alan Durham Wingfield, Richmond; three sisters, Mary Foote Lund of Cincinnati, Ohio, Terry W. Pomeroy, Denver, Colo. and Amy W. Clark, Richmond. Also, three nieces and six nephews. A memorial service was held in Richmond. A private interment service will be held today in Lynchburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill, P.O. Box 1903, Richmond, Va. 23218.


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