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Marriages and Deaths from Lynchburg, Virginia Newspapers 1794-1836

Bruce W. Day
Bruce W. Day, 56, formerly of Lynchburg, died Thursday in Williamson Memorial Hospital, Hatfieldbottom, W.Va. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in W.Va. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Day of W.Va. Chamber Funeral Home, Hatfieldbottom, W.Va. is in charge of arrangements, 304-426-4181.

Ruby Robertson DeLong
Ruby Robertson DeLong, 86, of Vinton, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 at her residence. She was born Nov. 1, 1912, a daughter of the late Simon Peter Robertson and Minnie Booth Robertson. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Warren DeLong and two sons, James Simon DeLong and Thomas Calvin DeLong. She was a retired employee of Moneta Dress Factory and was a member of the Chamblissburg Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lola D. and David Clifton, Vinton, Sandra D. and Harold Laughon, Vinton; two sons and daughter-in-law, Glen DeLong, Bedford, Robert E. and Janice DeLong, Forest; a daughter-in-law, Jean DeLong, Vinton; four grandsons and their wives, David Clifton Jr. and Laurie DeLong, Michael DeLong, Shannon and JoAnn Laughon, Jeremy Laughon; four granddaughters, Tonya Clifton, Kimberly Beth DeLong, Lynne Goodwin and her husband, Brian, Kara DeLong; a great-grandson, Chad Clifton and a great-granddaughter, Emily Laughon. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998 from the Chamblissburg Baptist Church by the Rev. Ken Scoggins. Interment will follow in the DeLong Family Cemetery, Franklin County. Friends may call after noon today and the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. at Updike Funeral, Bedford and requests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Chamblissburg Baptist Church Missionary Fund.

Charles Bryan Ellis
KITTY HAWK, N.C. — Charles Bryan Ellis, 78, a resident of Kitty Hawk, N.C. and Lima, Peru, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 at a Kitty Hawk medical facility. Mr. Ellis was born in Portsmouth and was a retired Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Navy and was a Korean War veteran. He was 4th degree Knights of Columbus, Bishop Becker Chapter 2427 of Elkton, Md. He was the son of the late Roger Louis Martin and Vivian Rae Ellis and the husband of Graciela Escudero Ellis of the home. Besides his wife, Mr. Ellis is survived by two daughters, Vivian E. Gun of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. and Frances Ramirez of Lima, Peru; one son, Charles L. Ellis of Lynchburg, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Bill Perkins officiating. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Homer Fleshman
Robert Homer Fleshman of Route 3, Box 201, Appomattox, departed this life Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the son of the late Nathan and Alice Fleshman. He was the husband of the late France Fleshman. He leaves to cherish his memory one sister, Mrs. Arsie Canda of Washington, D.C.; two nieces, Mrs. Molly Harris and Mrs. Shirley Turner; three nephews, Walter Jones Jr., Cleveland Fleshman and Wayne Fleshman; a devoted friend, Mrs. Margaret Trent; devoted cousins, Mrs. Nadine Denny and Mr. and Mrs. Burkley Drinkard and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Promise Land Baptist Church with the Rev. Albert Davis officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service and other times at the home of Walter and Alice Jones, Rt. 1, Box 283, Appomattox. Community Funeral Home directing.

Gladys Hogan Gibson
After living a long and richly rewarding life, Gladys Hogan Gibson, 85, of 2717 Rivermont Avenue, was called to heaven on Friday, Oct. 16, 1998. Gladys was a devoted mother and grandmother and was blessed with the love of a very close family and many dear friends. She was the loving wife of the late Clarence Floyd Gibson. Gladys was born Jan. 12, 1913 to the late James Howard Hogan and the late Nora Grant Hogan. She was a member of Fort Hill United Methodist Church and retired after many years of employment with Miller and Rhoads. Gladys is survived by the following family, Nora Murphy and Michael Green of Lynchburg, Susan and Vernon Ward of Forest, Wayne and Jean Gibson of Forest and five loving grandchildren, Laura and Steven Murphy both of Lynchburg, Jerry Thompson of Goode, Jennifer and Jacquelyn Gibson both of Forest and a devoted friend, Carolyn Day. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Woodall-Tharp Chapel with the Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Lynchburg Lifesaving Crew. Woodall-Tharp is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Mrs. Myrtle Davis Gilbert
Mrs. Myrtle Davis Gilbert, 74, of 901-9th Street, Altavista, died Friday morning at her residence. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Haythe
Mary Haythe departed this life Friday morning in Lynchburg General Hospital. Services by Franklin Funeral Home, 845-7101.

James Edward Jones
“Blackeyes”
James Edward “Blackeyes” Jones, 61, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was born Oct. 25, 1936 in Lynchburg, the son of Florence Brooks Jones and the late Lucas Jones. He retired from Bob Jones Painting Contractors and attended Tree of Life. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Renee Davis. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Tammy Finney of Gretna and Samantha Jones of Bedford County; one brother, Robert L. “Bob” Jones and his wife, Mary; one sister, Nancy J. Anderson and her husband, Ralph of Lynchburg and four grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Whitten Timberlake Chapel by Pastor Mike Dodson and Dr. Melvin Campbell. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at the residence of his brother, Bob, 210 Sunburst Hills Road.

Madeline White Mitchell
Madeline White Mitchell, 95, of 111 Powtan Drive, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998. Arrangements are to be announced. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Stella Clara Johnston Morris
Stella Clara Johnston Morris, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998 at Lovingston Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Adron Morris. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Fort Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Jan Weston officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501 or Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation, Route 2, Box 125, Brookneal, Va. 24528-9984. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of n

Willie Payne
Willie Payne of 2005 Tulip Street, departed this life Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. His remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

James W. Stroud Jr.
James W. Stroud Jr. of 1265 Krise Circle, departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 at his residence. Born in Hampton, July 26, 1931, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James W. Stroud Sr. He was the husband of the late Jeanette Garner Stroud. He was a member of Court Street Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons and Trustees. He formerly worked at William Hunton YMCA 1957-1960. He entered the public school system of Lynchburg in 1960 and retired in 1990 having been teacher, administrator and guidance counselor. He earned a B.S. Degree from Hampton Institute and A.M.A. Degree from the University of Virginia. He joined the Revelers Club in 1976. Mr. Stroud served on the Social Services Advisory Board, Mental Health Board and the Community Action Board. He was a member of the L.E.A., V.E.A. and N.E.A. He was a member of the Hampton Alumni, NAACP, the Lynchburg Democratic Committee and the Youth Prevention Services Board. He was listed in Who’s Who among American Educators in the south and was honored by the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corp. for his work in high school armed services recruitment in 1976. Mr. Stroud also served in the Korean War. He leaves to mourn their loss, one daughter, Cassandra Stroud Burns, Petersburg’s Commonwealth Attorney and her husband, Steve; two granddaughters, Leila Jeanette and India Veronica; one aunt, Mrs. Ella Johnson; a family member, Terry Giles, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends. A funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Court Street Baptist Church with Pastor James Coleman officiating and Dr. Don Johnson, eulogist. Interment in Forest Hill Burial Park. His remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. A tribute will be given at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 17, 1998 at Court Street Baptist Church. Community Funeral Home directing.

Harold Corbin Turner
Harold Corbin Turner, 82, of Bedford, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 at Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was a farmer in Bedford County after he returned from service in 1945. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Southern Baptist Church for over 60 years. At the time of his death, he was the chairman of the Bedford County Board of Elections and had served as secretary of the Board for more than 25 years. Mr. Turner was also director of Bedford County Mutual Insurance Company. He was born Oct. 26, 1915 in Bedford County, a son of the late George Walter Turner and Jessie Preston Turner. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Robertson Turner; two daughters, Judy Turner Scott and Ann Turner Burks; three grandchildren, David Harwell Burks, Kay Alison Scott and Michael Douglas Scott. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Michael Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today, Oct. 17, 1998 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Lakeside Plaza, Office Bldg. B-#2, 2250 Murrell Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, 586-3443.

Harry Fair Abbott
“Jaybird”
Harry Fair Abbott, 78, of Amherst, known to may as “Jaybird”, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, 1998 at Virginia Baptist Hospital after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Ruth Henson Abbott, to whom he was married for 37 years until her death in 1980. He was born Sept. 19, 1920 in Madison Heights. He was the son of the late George W. Abbott and the late Ola Layne Abbott of Madison Heights. He is survived by his son, Harry Fair Abbott Jr. and his wife, Dianne Tyree Abbott of Amherst. In addition, he is survived by two sisters, Isabelle A. (O.B.) Drinkard of Lynchburg and Melva A. Drinkard of Muskegon, Mich.; his late wife’s brother, Corbett L. Henson Jr. of New York City; a good friend, Joe Barry of New York City and a number of nieces and nephews. He was a member of Madison Heights Baptist Church. He served his country during WWII in the United States Army. He was retired from Glamorgan Pipe and Foundry Company, later named Griffin Pipe Products Company after 44 years as a patternmaker. A graveside service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Fort Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth B. Bryan officiating. Military honors by American Legion Post 16. 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.

Rev. Van Edward Cash
Rev. Van Edward Cash, 78, of 129 Scenic Camp Lane, Elon, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998 at his residence. Born in Coffeytown, July 13, 1920, he was a son of the late John Edward Cash and Lucy Crawford Cash and was the husband of Mary White Cash. Rev. Cash was a WWII Army veteran and was a retired minister having served for 40 years in the Virginia Methodist Conference. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Pam C. Tinsley and her husband, Charles; two grandsons, Andrew Van Cash and Matthew Edward Cash all of Elon; three sisters, Hilda C. Mays of Madison Heights, Ethelyn C. Smith of Woodbridge and Vivian C. Darby of Wichita, Kansas. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Amelon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tommy Lee, the Rev. Ray Roland, the Rev. C. Douglas Pillow, the Rev. Henry Riley and the Rev. Sam McGee officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the church. The family suggest that memorials be made to the Amelon United Methodist Church, Surry United Methodist Church or the Monelison Fire and Rescue Squad. Diuguid Rivermont Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Florine Thompson Fitzgerald
LOVINGSTON — Florine Thompson Fitzgerald, 81, of Shipman, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, 1998 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. Born Dec. 6, 1916 in Nelson County, she was a daughter of the late Clinton DeWitt Thompson Sr. and Mattie Purvis Thompson. She was a member and Deaconess of Fair Mount Baptist Church in Shipman. She is survived by her husband, Carroll Edward Fitzgerald; two daughters, Doris C. Gibson of Stuarts Draft and Helen C. Graves of Sanford, N.C.; a sister, Marion T. Drumheller of Springfield, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Oliver F. Clayton in 1949 and four brothers, William S. Thompson Sr., Clinton DeWitt Thompson Jr., Lynn A. Thompson and Claude W. Thompson. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston with the Rev. Monte Blevins and the Rev. Robert Massie officiating with interment in Mountain View Cemetery in Lovingston. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel and suggest that memorials take the form of contributions to the Nelson County Rescue Squad or Fairmount Baptist Church Building Fund.

Robert Fleshman
Robert Fleshman of Route, Box 201, Appomattox departed this life Thursday at Lynchburg General Hospital. His remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Reva Aileen Irby
GLADYS — Reva Aileen Irby, 75, of 6541 Eppson Road, died Thursday morning, Oct. 15, 1998 at her residence. She was born in Campbell County, March 15, 1923, daughter of the late Beverly David Irby and Lorena Donald Irby. She was of the Baptist faith, a Army veteran of World War II and a retired nurse. She is survived by one brother, Paul Irby of Gladys; three sisters, Lanell Justice of Holden Beach, N.C., Jean Coyle of New Symerna Beach, Fla. and Estelle McBride of Greensboro, N.C. and a number of nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998 at the Irby family cemetery by the Rev. Andrew Grose. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Henderson Funeral Home and will be at the residence other times.

Walter Clay Karnes
Walter Clay Karnes, 85, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Geoff Hubbard officiating. Immediately following the service, the family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Frances Miller. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Spencer, Mass. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home, & Crematory, 586-3443.

Anna Marie Kenefake
1913-1998
Anna Marie (nee Harran) Kenefake, 85, a resident of Lynchburg for almost 40 years, died Wednesday morning at the Riverside Convalescent Center in Newport News. Born Oct. 2, 1913 and raised in Schenectady, N.Y., Mrs. Kenefake graduated from the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y. in 1935 with a BS in Business Administration. After graduation, she taught in the Schenectady public schools until marriage in 1937, when she became a full time homemaker. While residing in Schenectady, Syracuse, N.Y. and Lynchburg, Mrs. Kenefake was active in church, school and community organizations. While living in Lynchburg, Mrs. Kenefake had served on the board of the Lynchburg Family Services, was a past president of the Ladies of Charity along with serving on the Parish Council and Alter Society at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Mrs. Kenefake was preceded in death this past June by her husband, Edwin W. Kenefake. They had been married for almost 61 years. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Dr. George P. and Ella T. (nee Gaynor) Harran of Schenectady, N.Y. in 1929 and 1980, respectively. Mrs. Kenefake is survived by four sons, George T. of Jacksonville, Fla., Thomas E. of Burke, Robert H. of Sterling and Vincent M. of Naperville, Ill.; a daughter, Mary Patricia Hogan of Newport News and eight grandchildren. Visitation and Rosary will be 7-9 p.m. tonight at Whitten Funeral Home, 1336 Park Avenue. A Mass of the Resurrection will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Kenefake had requested that memorial donations be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 710 Clay St., Lynchburg, Va. 24504.

Joseph Willard Kertis
Joseph Willard Kertis, 46, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 in Newport, Ore. Joe was retired Vice President/General Manager of Georgia Pacific’s Toledo Operations and a resident of Newport, Ore. since 1996. Joe was born Aug. 10, 1952 in Upland, Pa. to Anna Marie and Edward Kertis and grew up in Media, Pa. He received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Business Administration from Widener University. His career in the forest products industry began in Chester, Pa. with Scott Paper Co. and continued at their Mobile, Ala. facility. Joe joined Georgia Pacific Corporation in 1986 at their headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and served as General Manager at their Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Big Island facilities. Joe’s deep commitment to his communities was evidenced by his dedicated service on the Boards of Directors of the Clinton Co. Chamber of Commerce, State University of New York College Foundation, Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital and the Empire State Forest Products Commission. Joe was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Chamber of Commerce in Newport, Ore. at the time of his passing. Mr. Kertis is survived by his wife, JoAnn; daughter, Rachel Marie Kertis and son, Joseph W. Kertis Jr. of Newport, Ore.; parents, Edward and Anna Marie Kertis of Thornton, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Ruth Kertis of Erlanger, Ky.; sister and brother-in-law, Judith and Jim Giduck of Linwood, Pa. and countless loving friends and family. Joe’s life will be celebrated with friends and family at First Presbyterian Church in Newport, Ore. on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998 at 6 p.m. with a reception to follow at the church, St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Aston, Pa. and at Peru Community Church in Peru, N.Y. Memorial contributions in Joe’s name have been suggested to First Presbyterian Church, 227 NE 12th St., Newport, OR. 97365 or the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Palins, IL. 60018. Pacific View Memorial Chapel, Lincoln City, Ore. is serving the family.

Mildred Parker Lipscomb
Mildred Parker Lipscomb, 72, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998 at Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Booker C. and Sarah Parker. Homegoing services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 1998 at Bold Branch Baptist Church with interment at Fairmont Cemetery, Bedford. Community Funeral Home directing.

Mack Allen Musgrove
Mack Allen Musgrove, 29, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Mrs. Gregory Oglesby
A graveside service for Mrs. Gregory Oglesby will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at The Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. James Johnson eulogist.

Mrs. Elaine Reid
A funeral service for Mrs. Elaine Reid will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Court Street Baptist Church with Pastor James Coleman Jr. officiating. Interment in Forest Hill Burial Park. The family will assemble at the church.

Margaret Schmitt Thomas
Margaret Schmitt Thomas, 79, of Lynchburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of the late Talmadge W. Thomas. Born July 12, 1919 in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Sabina Overstreet Schmitt. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank Schmitt, Ernest Schmitt, Fred “Luke” Schmitt and Elwood Schmitt; two sisters, Nellie Reynolds and Ailean Adams. She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Mitchell and her husband, Mike of Lynchburg; two granddaughters, Angie Mitchell and Kelly Mitchell both of Lynchburg; and three sisters, Mrs. W.H. (Bessie) Willoughby, Mrs. Carl (Ruby) Hahn and Miss Virginia Schmitt all of Lynchburg. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday from Fort Hill Memorial Park by the Rev. Ashby Lazenby. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. The family requests that in lieu of food and flowers please consider memorials to the Boonsboro Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Hazel Goff Wright
Hazel Goff Wright, 88, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the widow of Thelbert G. Wright and was a charter member and deaconess emeritus of Timberlake Christian Church. Mrs. Wright was born in Lynchburg, April 23, 1910 to the late Nathaniel T. and Amanda Bell Goff. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Betty and Rudy Stinnett of Lynchburg; four grandchildren, Theodore R. Stinnett Jr. and his wife, Beverly, Stephen B. Stinnett and his wife, Jill, Cathy S. Truxell and her husband, Kent and Pamela Stinnett, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Hazel Dean Wright. A graveside service will be conducted at noon Saturday at Fort Hill Memorial Park by the Rev. Robert E. Mooty. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Timberlake Christian Church or the Campbell County Rescue Squad. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Charles William “Bill” Brooks Jr.
Charles William “Bill” Brooks Jr., 64, of 1457 Tunbridge Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Herndon Brooks. Mr. Brooks was born in Lynchburg, Jan. 30, 1934 to the late Charles William Brooks Sr. and the late Hazel Dawson Brooks. He was a member of Memorial Christian Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was also a member of American Legion Post 16 and a member of the ham radio club. Mr. Brooks was an agent with State Farm Insurance for 20 years and was retired from CIBA Pharmaceutical Company after 20 years of service. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, two daughters and their spouses, Lynda B. and Jim Reckling of Roanoke, Charles E. and Carole H. Brooks, Janet B. and Thomas R. Harrison all of Amherst; three stepdaughters and their spouses, Kay S. and Randall Bowling of Lynchburg, Ruth S. and Jeff Baker of Lawrenceville, N.J., Patti S. and Leighton Childress of Lynchburg; two sisters and their husbands, Shirley B. and John Mitchell of Lynchburg, Frances B. and Harris Moore of Winchester; a brother and his wife, Clyde W. and Mildred Brooks of Charlotte, N.C. and 13 grandchildren, Lauren and Morgan Reckling, Charles Eric Brooks Jr., Kaitlin and Kylian Harrison, Claire, Evan and Duncan Bowling, Kristin, Katie and Kariann Baker, Gessica and Christopher Childress. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in Woodall-Tharp Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Gunter, Dr. David Curtis and the Rev. Mitch Luckie officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, c/o 1457 Tunbridge Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Mrs. Geraldine Coles
Mrs. Geraldine Coles died Tuesday morning at her home in Richmond. Mrs. Coles is the mother of Mrs. Janet Medley Wood, 609 6th Street, Lynchburg. Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, Mimms Funeral Home Chapel, 1827 Hull Street, Richmond, Va.

Herbert Wayne Ferguson
APPOMATTOX — Herbert Wayne Ferguson, 61, of Rt. 3, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 at his residence. Born in Appomattox County, July 7, 1937, he was a son of the late Harry Thomas Ferguson Sr. and Ada Carter Ferguson. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Virginia Department of Transportation with over 25 years service. He is survived by a brother, Harry T. Ferguson Jr. and his wife, Mary; a niece, Wanda F. Doss and her husband, Dennis; a nephew, Larry Ferguson and his wife, Tammy; two great nephews, Eric Justin Ferguson and Larry Travis Ferguson and a great niece, Dana R. Doss all of Appomattox. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 at New Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. Jim Bunce with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the home of his brother, Harry T. Ferguson Jr., Rt. 24. Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Appomattox Rescue Squad Building Fund.

Florene Thompson Fitzgerald
LOVINGSTON — Florene Thompson Fitzgerald, 81, of Shipman, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, 1998 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. Born Dec. 6, 1916 in Nelson County, she was a daughter of the late Clinton DeWitt Thompson Sr. and Mattie Purvis Thompson. She was a member and Deaconess of Fair Mount Baptist Church in Shipman. She is survived by her husband, Carroll Edward Fitzgerald; two daughters, Doris C. Gibson of Stuarts Draft and Helen C. Graves of Sanford, N.C.; a sister, Marion T. Drumheller of Springfield, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Oliver F. Clayton in 1949 and four brothers, William S. Thompson Sr., Clinton DeWitt Thompson Jr., Lynn A. Thompson and Claude W. Thompson. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston with the Rev. Monte Blevins and the Rev. Robert Massie officiating with interment in Mountain View Cemetery in Lovingston. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel and suggest that memorials take the form of contributions to the Nelson County Rescue Squad or Fairmount Baptist Church Building Fund.

Barbara Goode Johnston
Barbara Goode Johnston of Lynchburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of Richard Suter Johnston. She was the daughter of the late Robert Victor Goode and Shirley Gilbert Goode. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Johnston is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard S. Johnston Jr. and Carol of Lynchburg; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Johnston Turner and Kenneth of Wake Forest, N.C., Elizabeth Johnston Lawrence and Richard of Saint Stephens Church, Barbara Johnston Hutchison and Ray of Richmond; her sister, Shirley Goode Morrison of Old Greenwich, Conn. and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11:45 a.m. today at Saint John’s Episcopal Church. The family requests those wishing to make memorial contributions consider The Capital Building Fund at Saint John’s Episcopal Church.

Walter Clay Karnes
Walter Clay Karnes, 85, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, 586-3443.

Mary Eunice Minor McKay
Mary Eunice Minor McKay, 81, died Tuesday in Tyro. Survived by four sons, three daughters. Graveside services 11 a.m. Saturday, Jonesboro Cemetery. Family visitation 7-8 p.m. Friday at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home, Roseland.

Cathaleen “Grandma” Soward
Cathaleen Strickland Soward, 90, of 1220 Moseley Drive, Apt. 25, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998 at her home. She was the wife of the late James Eblin Soward Sr. Born in Bonifay, Fla., May 2, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Drucilla Yarborough Strickland. Mrs. Soward was an active and devoted member of Thomas Road Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School Consultant, teacher and artist. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James E. Soward Jr. of Lynchburg. She is survived by one son, Donald E. Soward and his wife, Sue of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Drucilla S. “Dru” Howard of Lynchburg; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a nephew, Harvey Crosby Jr. and his wife, Geanie of Mobil, Ala. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Thomas Road Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Falwell officiating. Interment will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and other times at the residence of her grandson, 130 Lynview Drive. The family requests those wishing to make memorials to please consider Liberty Godparents Home in care of Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Deacon James W. Stroud
Deacon James W. Stroud departed this life Wednesday at his residence, 1265 Krise Circle. His remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Mrs. Laura Burdette Witcher
Mrs. Laura Burdette Witcher of Washington, D.C. and formerly of Pittsville, died Wednesday morning in Clinton, Md. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Kiger Bowling
Ethel Kiger Bowling, 82, of N.J., died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998 at Englewood Hospital, Englewood, N.J. She was the wife of the late Thomas Bowling. Born Oct. 9, 1916 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Henry Arthur Kiger and Nancy Bostic Kiger. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and homemaker. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Edward A. Bowling and Robert L. Bowling, three brothers and one sister. She is survived by three sons, Frank H. Bowling and Thomas G. Bowling both of N.J. and Richard C. Bowling of Pa.; one daughter, Ruth Anne Matuszak of Shipman; two brothers, Clark Kiger and Jack Kiger both of Lynchburg, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Fort Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Tongue officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. Whitten Timberlake Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dock Calloway
Dock Calloway, 72, of 9781 Halifax Road, Java, died Monday in Danville Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna.

George Franklin Campbell
George Franklin Campbell, 77, of Forest, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Myrtle Powers Campbell. He was born March 15, 1921 in Chilhowie, the son of the late William Edward Campbell and Virginia Blackwell Campbell. He retired from Nationwide Insurance Co. after 36 years of service and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Marshall Masonic Lodge #39 AF & AM, Lynchburg Valley Scottish Rite and was a member of Forest United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sandra C. Hughes of Roanoke and Brenda C. Ferrell and her husband, Jack Jr. of Troutville; five grandchildren, Harry Patterson II, Hila Patterson, Jonathan Ferrell, Jeremy Ferrell and Jack Ferrell III and three sisters, Jane McGhee and Lou Hankla of Marion and Inze Carter of Roanoke. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Edward P. Gant. Interment will be in Fort Hill Memorial Park with Masonic Rites. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Raymond H. Carter Sr.
Raymond H. Carter Sr., 67, of 602 Dawnridge Drive, departed this life Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Jamaica, N.Y., Dec. 18, 1930, he was the second child of Mrs. Ella Harris Carter and the late Chauncey G. Carter. He became a Catholic while attending St. Emma Military Academy in Powhotan, graduating there in 1949. He later attended Hampton Institute obtaining a BS degree in Science. He served in the armed services from 1956-1959 being honorably discharged and went on to work for New York department of health. He retired from there, after more than 30 years and moved to Lynchburg to be joined to Fifth Street Baptist Church. In addition to his mother, he leaves in the care of our Lord two sons, Dwayne and Raymond Jr.; a sister, Marianne Carter and other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fifth Street Baptist Church with Pastor Joseph D. Moore officiating. The family will assemble at the church. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home. Community Funeral Home directing.

William C. “Bill” Cooper
William C. “Bill” Cooper, 63, of 522 Stafford Street, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Betty Nuckols Cooper. Bill was born March 17, 1935 in Alleghany County, the son of the late Rennie N. Cooper and Lee Ona Newcomb Cooper. He was a member of Bucks Only Hunt Club and Bass Masters. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Jerry W. Cooper and his wife, Judy, William “Chris” Cooper and his wife, Karen of Lynchburg and Joey N. Cooper and his wife, Deborah of Madison Heights; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five brothers, Jack Cooper of Verona, Douglas Cooper, Albert Cooper and Charles Cooper all of Lynchburg and Mark Cooper of Augusta, Ga.; one sister, Nellie Fielder of Albuquerque, N.M., four half brothers, four half sisters, one stepsister and a special buddy, Dixie. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Virginia Memorial Park by the Rev. Lenn E. Lloyd. The family will be at the residence and requests memorials be made to the Juvenile Diabetic Association, Gladstone Rescue Squad or Leawood Baptist Church. Whitten Park Avenue Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Onomorreer Epps Goode
A funeral service for Mrs. Onomorreer Epps Goode will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. Interment in Clarkstown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service. The family will assemble at the funeral home. Community Funeral Home directing.

Willie Russell Harper
Willie Russell Harper, 92, of 13 Harper Valley Road, Brookneal, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lucy Clark Harper. Born June 5, 1906 in Campbell County, he was a son of the late Henry H. and Carrie Elder Harper. He was a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church and was a retired farmer and sawmill operator. He is survived by three sons, W. Clayton Harper of Brookneal, Marvin R. Harper of Madison Heights and Edward L. Harper of Christiansburg; two daughters, Shirley H. Villenewve of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Mildred H. Childress of Evington; two brothers, Thomas Harper and Jesse Harper both of Brookneal; one sister, Nannie Elder of Nathalie, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 in Union Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Michael Pope and the Rev. Wiley Wallace. 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 Citizens Emergency Crew, P.O. Box 158, Gladys, Va. 24554.

John Willard Potter Jr.
John Willard Potter Jr. of 4758 Powderhorn Lane, Westerville, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998. He was survived by his wife, Ann; two daughters, Mrs. Dexter Stulz (Betsey) of Forest and Mrs. Lee Young (Mary) of Davie, Fla.; grandsons, First Lt. Brandyn Potter Chapman, Russell Gomulinski, Mitchell Gomulinski; granddaughter, Abbie Ann Chapman. A graveside service was held for the family at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson, Ohio on Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998 and a memorial service was held at the Worthington Presbyterian Church in Worthington, Ohio on Friday, Oct. 9, 1998. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Hospice at Riverside-Grant, 3595 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43214 or a favorite charity.

Hannon George Rucker
MONROE — Hannon George Rucker, 94, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the husband of May Wiley Rucker. Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Elon Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Barry Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. There will be no viewing or visitation. Driskill Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Marshall W. Rush
Marshall W. Rush, 74, of Roanoke, formerly of Lynchburg, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998 in a local hospital. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy M. Rush; stepchildren, Randy K. Ayers, Moneta, James Houpt, Madison Heights, Susan Thomas, Goodview, Robert Houpt, Vinton, Rex Houpt, Sarasota, Fla.; six grandchildren, brother, Robert Rust, Stephens City. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Chapel, 5160 Peters Creek Road, by the Rev. James S. Angle. Interment will be at a later date in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends following the service at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home, 540-366-0707. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Shepherd’s Chapel, P.O. Box 416, Gravette, Ariz. 72736-0416.

Mrs. Lois E. Steptoe
Mrs. Lois E. Steptoe of 691 Pinecrest Ave., Bedford, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 1998 in the Friendship Health Care Center in Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 at the Pure Gospel Holiness Church in Bedford. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Goode. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.

Sibyl Coleman Stratton
Sibyl Coleman Stratton, 80, of Bedford, died in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Monday, Oct. 12, 1998. Born in Willis, March 21, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Algie Clayton Slusher and Tempie Dickerson Slusher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Rudolph “Dossie” Coleman and a son, Glenn Rudolph Coleman. She is survived by a daughter, Alice Merritt and husband, Chappy of Bedford; a son, James W. Coleman and wife, Chong of Thaxton; a sister, Barbara Long of Fairlawn; a brother, John Douglas Slusher of Shawsville; five grandchildren, John Merritt, Brian Merritt, Wanda Floyd, Michelle Brizendine and Glenn Coleman, six great-grandchildren and a special friend, Coryn “Fid” Merritt. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 at Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wessley C. Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home. Arrangements by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, 586-3443.

Mrs. Alice P. Trent
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice P. Trent will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Silver Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Moses Mickles officiating. Interment in the Payne family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Community Funeral Home directing.

Louise McNece Boydoh
Louise McNece Boydoh, 85, of Elon, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Paul Lane Boydoh. Born May 8, 1913 in Carbonhill, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Dalton E. and Lessie Boring McNece. Mrs. Boydoh was retired from the Kinney’s Shoe Store with 20 years of service and was a member of the Siani Homemakers Club of Madison Heights and the Degree of Honor, Chapter 11, of Fairmont, W.Va. She was a member of the Monongah Baptist Church in Monongah, W.Va. for more than 60 years. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Thurman McNece and Dalton Edward McNece and five sisters, Ruby Monroe Kartaba, Lillie Mae Wells, Mary Alice McNece, Juanita McNece and Adele McNece. Mrs. Boydoh is survived by one son, Paul Reger Boydoh of Elon; one daughter, Cheryl Darlene Fordyce of Lavale, Md.; one sister, Katie L. Smith of Ravenswood, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, W.Va. Interment will follow at the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitten Monelison Chapel. The family requests those wishing to make memorial contributions consider Elon Baptist Church or the Monelison Rescue Squad.

Mrs. Onomoereer Goode
Mrs. Onomoereer Goode of 2618 Lakeside Drive, departed this life Saturday at Lynchburg General Hospital. Her remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Mrs. Annie (Mickey) Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie (Mickey) Jones will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 at Pilot Mt. Baptist Church with Dr. L.S. Hankins officiating and the Rev. Carl Hutcherson Jr. eulogist. Interment will be in the church cemetery. She will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. The cortege will assemble at the residence of her son, Finice Jones Jr. at 12:15 p.m. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home and other times at the residence of her son and at the home of her sister, Mrs. Magdalean Cheathasm, 1516 Pierce Street. Services are entrusted to the care of Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Dr. James Paul Kent
Dr. James Paul Kent, 87, of Rt. 1, Hurt, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Eleanor Amelia Martin Kent. Born Nov. 3, 1910 in Wirtz, he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Rose Martin Kent. Dr. Kent practiced medicine in the community for 43 years prior to his retirement in 1979. He owned and operated Piedmont General Hospital, was a former director of The First National Bank of Altavista, a member of the Lane Memorial United Methodist Church and was a member during his lifetime of numerous civic and fraternal organization, including Campbell Lodge 316 A.F. and A.M. Dr. Kent received the Altavista Chamber of Commerce “Outstanding Citizen Award” and his contributions and achievements in the community are recognized and will be remembered by many who knew and respected him. He is survived by two sons, James P. Kent Jr. and his wife, Gyneth and Gordon M. Kent and his wife, Sharon both of Hurt; six grandchildren, Martin L. Kent, Anne L. Kent, Amelia L. Kent, Susan E. Kent, Sarah K. Troiano and Eleanor K. Holliday; two brothers, R. Page Kent of Ariz. and Bruce M. Kent of Fla.; three sisters, Hilda K. Morris, Jean K. Dillon and Alice K. Mills all of Rocky Mount and one sister-in-law, Mary Kent of Glade Hill. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 in Lane Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Allen. Entombment will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with Masonic rites provided by Campbell Lodge 316 A.F. & A.M. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista and other times at the residence. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Altavista Life Saving Crew, Lane Memorial United Methodist Church or a favorite charity of choice.

Anthony R. LeGroone
Anthony R. LeGroone died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998. Survivors include his wife, Kim and four children. Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home, 846-1337.

George Leon Phelps
George Leon Phelps of Rt. 2, Box 17, Forest, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998 in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Lynchburg, he was the son of Jesse E. Phelps and Marion Braxton Phelps. He was the husband of Mrs. Maggie Jennings Phelps. In addition to his wife and parents, he leaves to cherish his memory two children, George Leon Phelps Jr. and Quincy Cornell Phelps both of Lynchburg; two sisters, Mrs. Madeline Green of Madison Heights and Mrs. Carolyn P. Gunter of Lynchburg; three brothers, Theodore Phelps III of Forest, James Phelps and Donald Phelps both of Lynchburg; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mildred Jennings of Lynchburg; his paternal grandmothers, Dr. Madelean Phelps and Mrs. Emma Calloway both of Forest; a devoted cousin, Frank Darby of Forest, two grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Phelps Jr. The family is receiving friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Phelps, Rt. 2, Forest. The funeral announcement will appear later. His remains rest at Carl B. Hutcherson Funeral Home.

Walter F. Robertson
Walter F. Robertson, 72, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Wesley D. Shelton
Wesley D. Shelton, 76, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998. Born Sept. 29, 1922, he was the son of the late Clora Shelton and Walter C. Shelton. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Boyd Shelton, Edwin Shelton, Sidney Shelton and Anderson Shelton. He is survived by two brothers, Ralph O. Shelton, Lincoln Shelton both of Hurt; three sisters, Ella Priddy of Durham, N.C., Vivian Keesee, Catherine Chapman both of Altavista. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Robert Anthony Taylor
CONCORD — Robert Anthony Taylor, 40, of Rt. 1, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998 at his residence. He was the husband of Theresa A. Taylor. Born in Lynchburg, April 4, 1948, he was a son of Robert Marshall Taylor of Lynchburg and Carol Ring Tomlin of Lynchburg. He was a Building Inspector for Campbell County and a member of Central Baptist Church and the N.R.A. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Sheila JoAnne Taylor and Samantha Jolene Taylor; three brothers, Scott Wayne Taylor of Ft. Belvoir, Michael Ray Taylor of Concord and Joshua Michael Sizemore of Lynchburg, 12 stepbrothers and sisters, paternal grandfather, Archie Houston Taylor of Troutville and maternal grandmother, Ruth H. Paulette of Lynchburg. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 at Central Baptist Church by the Rev. Tommy Bryant and the Rev. Clinton Brooks with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Ronald Lee Turner Jr.
Ronald Lee Turner Jr., 73, of 359 Main Street, Madison Heights, was promoted to Glory Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 at his home. He was the husband of Daisy Ponton Turner. Born Aug. 11, 1925 in Campbell County, he was a son of Anna Pulliam Turner of Madison Heights and the late Ronald Lee Turner Sr. Mr. Turner was retired from the Archer Creek Foundry and a recipient of the Purple Heart and Silver Star while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Calvary Cross Baptist Church. In addition to his father, Mr. Turner was preceded in death by one son, John Lee Turner and a sister, Betty Turner Breeden. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ronald Preston (Thumb) Turner and his wife, Alice of Madison Heights and Ralph Lestley Turner and his wife, Robin of Lynchburg; two sisters, Lorene Chism of Madison Heights and Catherine Gallier of Evington and three grandchildren, Tommy, Chris and Kevin Turner. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday from Calvary Cross Baptist Church by the Rev. Jack L. Brooks. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #16. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitten Monelison Chapel and other times at the residence. The family requests those wishing to make memorial contributions consider the Monelison Rescue Squad or Calvary Cross Baptist Church.

Minnie Frances Hall Whorley
Minnie Frances Hall Whorley, 79, of Bedford, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 1998 in the Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born July 15, 1919 in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Carl Hall and Minnie Lou Gibson Hall. She was a retired employee of the Bedford County Nursing Home and was a member of the Timber Ridge Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Mack Whorley, Warsaw; two daughters, Linda W. Crouch, Bedford, Hazel Burnett, Goode, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 from the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford by the Rev. Joe Prince. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call after noon today and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Miss Elizabeth Wilkinson
Miss Elizabeth Wilkinson of 604 Harrison Street, departed this life Saturday at Lynchburg General Hospital. Her remains rest at Community Funeral Home.

Guy Bennett Wilson Sr.
Guy Bennett Wilson Sr., 76, of Altavista, passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 in the Franklin Memorial Hospital, Rocky Mount. He was born Sept. 15, 1922 in Bedford county, a son of the late John Watson Wilson and Melissa Emily Dalton Wilson. His wife was the late Vernell Reynolds Wilson. He was a retired employee of Fralin & Waldron Co. and was a member of the Moose Lodge and a veteran of World War II. He is survived by a son, Guy Bennett Wilson Jr., Altavista; four daughters, Linda May Greensboro, N.C., Sandra Farmer, Hurt, Betsy Bennett, Altavista, Paula Watkins, Dandridge, Tenn.; two sisters, Ruby Niswander, Lynch Station, Gladys Millner, Rustburg; 13 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, John Wilson Jr., Lynn Wilson, Cliff Wilson and Woodrow Wilson; two sisters, Ora Webb and Doris Lindsey. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 from the Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rick Wilkie and the Rev. Becky Cloud. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today and the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home, Huddleston.

Ille Minnis Wilson
Ille Minnis Wilson, 85, of Payne Road, Chesapeake, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998 in Portsmouth. He was the husband of Hilda Langford Wilson of Chesapeake. Born in Bedford County, Nov. 26, 1912, he was a son of the late Minnis and Olive Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a retired farmer and a member of Norwood Baptist Church, Bedford. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Janice M. Hicks of Chesapeake and Jane E. Hicks and husband, Carroll of Portsmouth; two brothers, Preston Wilson of Lynchburg and Calvin Wilson of Bedford; three sisters, Lizzie Falls of Huddleston, Nellie Burford of Lynchburg and Joyce Falls of Forest, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Virginia Memorial Park by the Rev. Hunter Hale. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Norwood Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association Inc., 203 9th Street, Lynchburg, Va. 24504.

Carolyn Lee Wright
Carolyn Lee Wright of 804 Jackson Street, departed this life Saturday morning in Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of Albert Fields and the late Beulah Miller. She was the adopted daughter of the late Rawley and Lillie Wright. She is survived by a daughter, Tamika Wright; three sisters, Cheryle Kittrell Fontaine Miller, Annie Morris; one brother, Nathaniel Patterson; two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Franklin Funeral Home, 317 5th Street with the Rev. Walter Stewart officiating. The family will receive friends at 2226 Tulip Street. Services by Franklin Funeral Home, 845-7101.


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