Obituaries

Herbert Carlton "Buck" Saunders, Jr.

February 16, 2020

Herbert Carlton “Buck” Saunders, Jr., 65, of Brookneal passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at home. He was the husband of Lucinda F. Stephenson. Buck was born in Lynchburg, March 1, 1954 son of the late Herbert Carlton Saunders, Sr. and Mat...

Robert Gordon Owen

February 3, 2020


Veteran
Robert Gordon Owen, 71, of Brookneal passed from life on earth February 3, 2020 at Bedford Centra Hospice, following several years of declining health. He went peacefully in the company of his devoted and loving friend Sue Rankin. Robert was born...

William Thomas Smith

January 29, 2020

William Thomas Smith, 83, of Lynchburg, died January 29, 2020. Bill was born in a cabin in "downtown" Oakville, Appomattox County, Virginia, May 26, 1936, to Grace Mae Blanks and Richard Edward Smith. He attended Appomattox High School and served in ...

Herman Evans, Jr.

January 24, 2020


Veteran
Herman Evans, Jr., 80 of Brookneal passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at home. He was the husband of Patricia P. Evans. Mr. Evans was born in Campbell County, August 30, 1939 a son of the late Herman Evans, Sr. and Ethel Sowell Evans. He was a...

Shirley Hamlett McCluster

January 19, 2020

Shirley Dean Hamlett McCluster, 83, of Phenix passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Bedford Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Patrick Bill McCluster. Mrs. McCluster was born in Charlotte County, May 8, 1936 a daughter of the late ...

Shirley Viar Wilson

December 29, 2019

Shirley Viar Wilson, 80, of Brookneal passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of William Page Wilson. Shirley was born in Amherst County, September 17, 1939 a daughter of the late Ralph Hunter...

Margaret Clark Elder

December 25, 2019

Margaret Clark Elder, 94, of Brookneal passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late James Lewis Elder for 60 years. Margaret was born in Campbell County, June 17, 1925 a daughter of t...

Faye Francis Smith

December 17, 2019

Faye Francis Smith, 74, of Gladys passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at home. Faye was born in Halifax County, March 22, 1945 a daughter of the late Louis Walter Francis Sr. and Hilda Bomar Francis. She was a member of Childrey Baptist Ch...

Gilbert Perkins Hamlett

December 5, 2019

Gilbert Perkins Hamlett, 79, of Charlotte Court House, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Vera Kay Dodd Hamlett. Gilbert was born in Charlotte County, June 24, 1940 a son of the late...

Kenneth David Peade

November 22, 2019

Kenneth David Peade, 64, of Nathalie passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 at home. He was the husband of Cathy Crews Peade. Kenneth was born in Halifax County, November 15, 1955 a son of the late Lacy R. Peade and Shirley Francis Peade. He was ...

Bonnie Singleton Evans

November 22, 2019

Bonnie Singleton Evans, 71, of Nathalie passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was the wife of the late Norfleet P. Evans. Bonnie was born in Halifax County, April 5, 1948 a daughter of the late Rochelle M. Single...

Edith Burton Gilliland

November 10, 2019

Edith Burton Gilliland, 89, of Gladys passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Autumn Care of Altavista. She was the wife of the late William Carroll Gilliland Sr. Mrs. Gilliland was born in Halifax County, May 2, 1930 a daughter of the late Robe...

Joyce Holt McDowell

November 7, 2019

Joyce Holt McDowell, 81, died November 7 at her home in Brookneal, Virginia after a five and a half year battle with metastatic lung cancer. Born in Brookneal on July 27, 1938, she was the daughter of Manlie Thomas Holt and Ann Elizabeth "Bessie" Mid...

Cline Leslie Dunbar

October 18, 2019

Cline Leslie Dunbar Sr., 86, of Appomattox passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at home. He was the husband of Nancy Lee Niday Dunbar. Mr. Dunbar was born in Botetourt Co. May 26, 1933 a son of the late Chan Hamlet Dunbar and Daisy Bell Broughman...

Shirley McCulloch Hammack

October 16, 2019

Shirley McCulloch Hammack, 84, of Rustburg passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at home. She was the wife of the late Norman Jack Hammack. Mrs. Hammack was born in Halifax County, May 30, 1935 a daughter of the late Tom Washington McCulloch an...

Rodney Dean Perdue

October 16, 2019


Veteran
Rodney Dean “Corky” Perdue, 60, of Nathalie went to be with his Lord, after a long struggle with cancer, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 a VCU Medical Center in Richmond. Corky was born in Christiansburg, June 24, 1959, the son of the late Mari...

Ethel Trent Franklin

October 16, 2019

Ethel Innis Trent Franklin, 94, of Lynchburg passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Accordius Health at Lynchburg. Mrs. Franklin was born in Charlotte County, October 10, 1925 a daughter of the late Jessie Innis Trent and Susan Anne Trent. ...

Ferna Piotrowski Williams

October 6, 2019

Ferna Piotrowski Williams, 77, of Gladys passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Ashby Williams, Sr. Ferna was born in Sprague, W. Va. April 27, 1942, a daughter of the late ...

Roy Monroe Francis

October 4, 2019

Roy Monroe Francis, 83, of Nathalie passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at home. He was the husband of the late Gladys Dunkley Francis. Mr. Francis was born in Halifax County, February 5, 1936 a son of the late Tommy Francis and Ida Jones Francis...

Eva Jean McCulloch Daniel

October 2, 2019

Eva Jean McCulloch Daniel, 80, of Castalia, N.C. passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at home. She was the wife of Curtis Wayne Daniel. Eva was born in Halifax County, August 20, 1939, a daughter of the late Tom McCulloch and Mary Kersey McCull...

Daniel Stephen Reidenbaker

September 23, 2019

Daniel Stephen Reidenbaker, 33, of Cinnaminson, N.J., formerly of Brookneal, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Daniel was born in Mt. Laurel, N.J., April 14, 1986 the son of Helen Strauss Bailey of Brookneal and the late John Kessler Reidenbake...

Charlie Richard Jackson

September 16, 2019

Charlie Richard Jackson, 74, of Rustburg passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at home. Richard was born in Orange County, N.C., September 9, 1945 a son of the late Ralph Brantley Jackson and Alice Pearson Jackson. He attended Edge Baptist Church...

Carl Andrew Auman

September 14, 2019

Carl Andrew Auman, 54, of Farmville passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Mr. Auman was born in Newport News, July 5, 1965 a son of the late Earl Andrew Auman and Mary Elizabeth Wilson Auman. He attended...

Ora Reynolds Lemar

September 9, 2019

Ora Reynolds Lemar, 88, of Brookneal passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at home. She was the wife of the late D. D. Lemar. Mrs. Lemar was born in Pennington Gap, August 25, 1931 a daughter of the late P. Andrew Reynolds and Ella Mae Stewart Re...

Audrey Vassar Hill

September 7, 2019

Audrey Vassar Hill, 93, of Nathalie passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charlie Lawson Hill, Jr. Mrs. Hill was born in Halifax County, July 19, 1926 a daughter of the late Wil...