Obituaries

Bruce Allen Wade

September 20, 2021

Bruce Allen Wade, 86, went to meet Jesus on September 20, 2021. He was born September 12, 1935 in Halifax County, a son of the late Joseph Eldridge Wade and the late Mary Francis Wade. He was married to Jackie Anderson Wade, who survives. They celebr...

Shann Allen Hancock

September 6, 2021

Shann Allen Hancock, 40, of Nathalie passed away Monday, September 6, 2021. He was the husband of Brandee Taylor Hancock. Shann was born in Halifax County, March 8, 1981, son of the late Dean Allen Hancock and Wanda Richardson Hancock. He was a l...

Amber Leigh Carpenter

September 4, 2021

Amber Leigh Carpenter, 39, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Amber was born in Fairfax, March 22, 1982, the daughter of Jeffrey D. Carpenter of Gladys and Lisa M. Ames of Alexandria. She was a s...

Mattie Caroline Hancock Ashby

August 29, 2021

Mattie Caroline Hancock Ashby, 78, of Gladys passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021 at home. She was the wife of Aylor William Ashby, Jr. Mrs. Ashby was born in Halifax County, December 6, 1943, daughter of the late Richard “Dick” Hancock and Ma...

Shelley Crabtree Francis

August 29, 2021

Shelley Crabtree Francis, 61, of Brookneal passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of David Allen Francis. Shelley was born in Halifax County, March 6, 1960, daughter of Annie Mae Laughlin Crabtr...

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Murrell Thomas Claybrook

August 26, 2021

Murrell Thomas Claybrook, 90, of Lynchburg passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021, peacefully at home. He was the husband of Joyce Fariss Claybrook for 66 years. Mr. Claybrook was born in Charlotte County, January 27, 1931, son of the late Richard...

Audrey Stevens Fisher

August 25, 2021

Audrey Stevens Fisher, 83, of L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway, Nathalie passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Commonwealth Senior Living in South Boston. She was the wife of the late DeWitt Ray Fisher. Mrs. Fisher was born in Campbell County, A...

Bettie Arlene Mann Smith

August 23, 2021

Bettie Arlene Mann Smith, 80, of Brookneal passed away, peacefully at the home of her daughter, Monday, August 23, 2021. She was the wife first to the late Frank W. Mann and second to the late Walter Smith. Bettie was born in Charlotte County, Ju...

Kenneth Dale Short

August 12, 2021

Kenneth Dale “Ken” Short, 58, of Cody went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at his home. He was the husband of Diane Dalton Short, who kept him at their home during 2 weeks of hospice care. Mr. Short was born in Halifax County...

Mark Nathan Francis

August 2, 2021

Mark Nathan Francis, 59, of Gladys passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 2, 2021. He was the husband of Leigh Ann Jones Francis for 33 years. Mark was born in Lynchburg, November 13, 1961 the son of R. Lewis Francis and Betty Ann Adams...

Elizabeth Carolyn Hailey Moses

July 24, 2021

Elizabeth Carolyn Hailey Moses, 67, of Rustburg passed away Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 at home. She was the wife of Herbert H. Moses III. Carolyn was born in Halifax County, March 15, 1954, daughter of the late Charlie Edward Hailey Sr. and Mildred C...

Donald Wayne Bomar, Sr.

July 19, 2021

Donald Wayne Bomar, Sr.,59, of Nathalie passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021, at Berry Hill Health and Rehab Center. Donald was born March 20, 1962, in Halifax County, son of the late Leroy and Mary Taylor Bomar. He worked for himself as a logger...

Gary Wynn Colbert

July 11, 2021

Gary Wynn Colbert, 75, of Brookneal passed away on July 11, 2021, at home with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Teresa “Terry” Lusardi Colbert for 52 years. Gary was born January 15, 1946, in Naruna, son of the late Lester ...

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Marvin Russell Harper

July 9, 2021

Marvin Russell Harper, 85, of Madison Heights, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at Forest Health and Rehab Center. He was the husband of Ida Mae “Polly” Hamlett Harper. Mr. Harper was born in Campbell County, January 18, 1936, son of the late...

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Walter Dale Gilliam

July 5, 2021

Walter Dale Gilliam, 52, of Lynchburg passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 in Botetourt County. Dale was born in Halifax County, July 15, 1968, the son of Paul T. Gilliam and Kate Hines Gilliam of Brookneal. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Chu...

Joyce Helene Shuhy

July 4, 2021

Joyce Helen Shuhy, 69, of Lynchburg passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Joyce was born in Port Chester, New York, January 23, 1952, daughter of the late Emil Shuhy and Helen Clementine Serafin Shuhy. She was a ...

William Alexander Brown

July 3, 2021

William Alexander “Bill” Brown, 72, of Phenix passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Centra Gretna Medical Center. He was the husband of Gretchen Dawson Brown. Bill was born in Charlotte County, July 13, 1948, son of the late William Francis B...

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Roger Lee Lawhorne

June 24, 2021

Roger Lee Lawhorne, 71, of Brookneal passed away Thursday June 24, 2021, after a short bout with cancer. Roger was born in Lynchburg August 27, 1949, son of the late Earl Frances Lawhorne and Ella Rosalie (Zadie) Lawhorne. He is also preceded...

Leroy Louis Roark

June 20, 2021

Leroy Louis Roark, 83, of Nathalie passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones in his family home. He was the husband of Jane Austin Roark for 64 years. Leroy was born in Halifax County, June 14, 1938, son of the late Claude ...

April Satterfield Guthrie

June 11, 2021

April Satterfield Guthrie, 44, of Nathalie passed away Friday, June 11, 2021 at home. She was the wife of Clint Wade Guthrie. April was born in Halifax County, May 12, 1977, daughter of David Satterfield and Janet Bates Wallace. She was a member...

Mary Gertrude Woodell Elder

June 10, 2021

Mary Gertrude Woodell Elder, known as Trudy, of Brookneal, died on June 10th, 2021 at the age of 65. She was born on September 2nd, 1955 on Langley Airforce Base in Hampton. She was preceded in death by her parents Margaret Anderson Woodell and Lt...

Zachary Amos Schrock

June 9, 2021

Zachary Amos Schrock, 19, of Gladys passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Zachary was born in Lynchburg, April 8, 2002, son of Mark L. Schrock and Jennifer Stevens Schrock of Gladys. He was a member of Kedron Baptist Church and an employee of Amer...

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James Lacy Mason, Jr.

June 7, 2021

James Lacy Mason, Jr., 88, of Phenix passed away peacefully at his home, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease, surrounded by his family, Monday, June 7, 2021. He was the husband of Harriett Poindexter Mason for nearly 62 years. Mr. Mason w...

Laura Jean Page

June 3, 2021

Laura Jean Page, 69, of Green Bay passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the Woodlands in Farmville. Laura was born March 15, 1952, in Flushing Queens, N. Y., daughter of the late John K. Page and Anne Callahan Page. She was a member of St. Peter...

Julian Reid Hamlet

May 29, 2021

Julian Reid Hamlet, 58, of Phenix passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Reid was born in Charlotte County, August 27, 1962, the son of Hilton Reid Hamlet of Phenix and the late Mary Ellen Bailey Hamlet. He was a...