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Tammy Lee Piper, 57, of Forest died on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was born in Tom Green County, TX on May 30, 1957, the daughter of Lee Wootton Von Winkle of TX and the late August Piper, Jr. In addition to her mother, Tammy is survived by two sons, Mitch Athearn of Lynchburg and Trent Athearn of FL and…
James Gluck, 88, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family, 434-237-9424.
Loreen Yeatts Stephens, Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother, 80, of Forest, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 19, 2014. She was the wife of John P. Stephens for 61 years. Loreen was born in Lynchburg on May 21, 1934, a daughter of the late Clarence Coleman Yeatts and the late Lora Towler Yeatts. In addition…
Jane King Weeks Murray, 98, of Bedford, VA died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Oakwood Health & Rehabilitation. She was born May 9, 1916 in Roanoke, VA to the late Hallie Woods Weeks and T. A. Weeks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy E. Murray, Sr., her sister, Phyllis Martin, and her grandson, Wade D. Murray.   Survivors…
Hamblen, Mary Mercer Porter, 62, passed away on July 16, 2014 after a short illness. Born January 25, 1952 to the late Elizabeth Haile Neal Porter and the late Henry Daniel Porter, Sr., Mary grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and attended E.C. Glass High School and Winthrop College. Mary is survived by her husband of 36 years James Allen Murdock…
Laura Lee Stickley Johnson Slayton died July 16, 2014. She was the daughter of Robert Palmer and Alpha Lee Crump Stickley. Robert Palmer Stickley Jr., her brother, preceded her in death.   Allen Easley Johnson, her husband of 50 years, died in 2001. Her second husband, Lee Slayton, died in 2008. Laura Lee married her current husband and dear friend,…
  Martha Barksdale Carter Franklin, 75, of Westminster Canterbury 501 VES Road Lynchburg Virginia and formerly of Farmville Virginia and Hampden Sydney, Abilene and Darlington Heights in Prince Edward County passed away Thursday, July, 17, 2014.   Martha was the faithful and supportive helpmate for 48 years to her husband, The Reverend A. Howell Franklin who served 36 years in…
Margieanne Gregory Suhling, 90, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Born June 11, 1924, in Salisbury, NC, she was the daughter of Anne Spencer Gregory and Lee Overman Gregory. Named Margaret Anne Gregory, early in life she embraced her nickname of Margieanne, and in her later years Margieanne was her preferred name even on legal documents. She was preceded in death…
Rufus Cosby Orange, 89, of Bedford, died Monday, July 14, 2014 in Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born May 25, 1925 in Bedford County, a son of the late William Benjamin Orange and Ora Whitman Orange. Rufus was an U.S. Army veteran and a retiree of Rubatex Corp with 26 years of service. He loved listening to the Bible…
Anita Spain Elcan died July 13, 2014 at Heritage Green in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on August 21, 1923, the daughter of Rush Burton Spain and Mattie Carolyn Barton Spain. She attended Tuscaloosa County High School, received a Bachelor of Religious Education degree from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Va., and a Master…
Lelia Belle Wilson Goff, 89, of Bedford, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, July 13, 2014. Born January 30, 1925 in Bedford; she was a daughter of the late Jerry Wilson and Ellie Pippins Wilson. A founding member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church, Lelia was currently a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She kept her Bible by her…
Howelle Rees Hemphill, 89, of Lynchburg, died on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family, 434-237-9424.
Rudell Harvey Campbell, Sr., 80 of Campbell County went to be with the Lord July 10, 2014. He was preceded in death by his son, Rudell Harvey Campbell, Jr. (Rudy), his parents Howard A. Campbell and Nellie Metts Campbell, a brother, Howard A. Campbell, Jr., and a sister, Lois Maddox. He is survived by his daughters: Linda C. Greer, of…
    Eula May Driskill, 93, of Rustburg, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Odd Fellows Home. She was born on October 24, 1920 in Gladys, Va. to the late Wesley C. “T” and the late Eula Carwile Driskill. May is survived by one sister, Louise D. Williams, three brothers, Ed (Janice), Ben (Sarah), Wayne (Carol) Driskill, one brother-in-law,…
Frank Jose Gonzales, 81, of Bedford, died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at his residence. He was born December 18, 1932 in Campbellton, Texas, a son of the late Enies Gonzales and Beatrice Tejeda Gonzales. Frank served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by a daughter, Melinda Carrie…
Earl Raymond Simonin, Sr., 77, of Amherst passed away at his residence on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was the husband of Theresa Krok Simonin. Born June 25, 1937 in Dallas Texas, he was the son of the late Henry Simonin and the late Evelyn Hyson Simonin Saunders. Earl is also preceded in death by a son; Christopher Simonin. In…
  Aubrey “Howard” Millner Sr., 78, of Lynchburg, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was the loving husband of Lera Smith Millner for 54 years. Born April 19, 1936 a son of the late Thomas Jefferson Millner and Malvinnia Milton Millner. Howard served in the United States Army and was an active member and sang in the choir for…
Dorothy Parkes, 85, of ,Pittsville, died Friday, July 04, 2014. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Smith Mountain Lake, (540) 721-9375.
Thomas Edwin Vest, age 63 of Bedford, VA, formerly of Lashmeet, WV, passed away on July 5, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, in Roanoke, VA after a brief illness. Tom graduated from Matoka High School in West Virginia. He retired after 20 years of service with the U.S. Airforce. After his retirement, he worked for Lockheed-Martin in Lubbock, TX for…
Frank Gonzales, 81, of Bedford, died Sunday, July 6, 2014. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 540-586-3443.
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