Obituaries

Richard Irving Patterson

May 30, 2020


Veteran
Richard Irving Patterson, 88, of Nathalie passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at home. He was the husband of Rhodamary Watkins Patterson. Mr. Patterson was born in St. Johnville, N.Y., July 9, 1931, a son of the late Hubert Dudley Patterson and My...

Betty Beck Marshall

May 23, 2020

Betty Beck Marshall, 92, of Fayetteville, Ark., passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at home. She was the wife of the late Charles Douglas Marshall. Mrs. Marshall was born in Washington, D.C. March 10, 1928 a daughter of the late Frederick Eugene B...

Alice Milton Elder

May 18, 2020

Alice Milton Elder, 97, of Brookneal passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 peacefully at home. She was the wife of the late Thomas Prescott Elder. Mrs. Elder was born in Charlotte County, a daughter of the late Willie Dewey Milton and Viola Holt Milto...

Barry Eugene Claybrook

May 9, 2020

Barry Eugene Claybrook, 64, of Arlington, VA passed away May 9, 2020 in Lynchburg, VA after a brief illness. Born October 11, 1955, in Lynchburg, he was the son of Eugene Douglas Claybrook and the late Rachel Holt Claybrook. He is survived by his...

Shirley Childress Holt

May 7, 2020

Shirley Childress Holt, 84, of Phenix, a loving and wonderful mother, grandmother, and Christian lady who always put her family and others first, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.  She was the wife of the late R...

Walter Thomas Sowell

May 4, 2020

Walter Thomas Sowell, 86, of Phenix passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 at home.  He was the husband first to the late Lona May Dunaway Sowell and second to the late Frances Walker Sowell. Walter was born in Campbell County, November 6, 1933, a son o...

Betty Hamlett Davis

April 21, 2020

Betty Hamlett Davis, 80, of Vernon Hill passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Brookneal.  She was the wife of the late Troy Davis. Mrs. Davis was born in Charlotte County, December 29, 1939 a daughter of the late Ha...

Corita Patterson Owen

April 7, 2020

Corita Patterson Owen passed peacefully from this life to the next on April 7, 2020, at Guggenheimer Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lynchburg. She was 86 years old. The daughter of James Edward Patterson and Mildred (Clark) Patterson, she was bo...

Marvin T Childress

April 6, 2020


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Marvin T Childress, U.S. Navy Ret (MMC), 84, went to be with his Lord on Monday, April 6, 2020, on the 120th Anniversary of his Mother’s Birthday. He was the son of Volney H. and Elsie Reid Childress. He is survived by his high school sweetheart an...

Bertha Mann Sheppard

April 4, 2020

Bertha Mann Sheppard, 88, of Brookneal passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Thomas G. Sheppard, Sr. Mrs. Sheppard was born in Campbell County, March 30, 1932 daughter of the late ...

Omar Frank Ellis

March 23, 2020


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Omar Frank Ellis, 83, of Nathalie passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Sieglinde Rankl Ellis. Mr. Ellis was born in Richmond, Indiana, April 2, 1936 a son of the late John Garton...

Judith Ann Wolcott Waters

March 11, 2020

Judith Ann Wolcott Waters, 79, of Appomattox passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Mrs. Waters was born January 10, 1941, a daughter of the late Chester A. Wolcott and Dorothy Roswell Walcott. She is surviv...

Irma Dawson Seamster

March 10, 2020

Irma Dawson Seamster, 68, of Nathalie passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at home.  She was the wife of David Lynn Seamster. Mrs. Seamster was born in Halifax County, May 8, 1951 a daughter of the late Tommy Dawson and Mary Doss Dawson.  She was...

Dorothy Henderson Marstin

March 3, 2020

Dorothy Henderson Marstin, 89, of Brookneal passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Earl L. Marstin. Mrs. Marstin was born in Campbell County, August 30, 1930, a daughter of the late ...

Barbara Schmidt Ferguson

March 1, 2020

Barbara Schmidt Ferguson, 78, of Lynchburg passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.  She was the wife of Cecil Barry Ferguson, Sr. Mrs. Ferguson was born in Prince Edward County, July 18, 1941 a daughter of the late...

Kaye Abbott Smith

February 28, 2020

Kaye Abbott Smith, 68, of Republican Grove passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 at home.  She was the wife of Frederick “Freddy” Smith. Kaye was born in Halifax County, February 18, 1952 a daughter of the late Richard E. Abbott and Maureen J...

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


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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


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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...