Obituaries

Susan Faye Guthrie

July 30, 2020

Susan Faye Guthrie, 64, of Goode passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was the wife of Winston Graham Guthrie. Mrs. Guthrie was born in Lynchburg, July 2, 1956, a daughter of Murrell T. Claybrook an

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Rex Haywood Fariss

July 22, 2020

Rex Haywood Fariss, 93, of Lynchburg passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Lynchburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Fariss was born in Campbell County, September 26, 1926 a son of the late Woodie G. Fariss and Eva Carwile Fariss. He was

Fabian Dean Wright

July 22, 2020

Fabian Dean Wright, 55 of Nathalie passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at home. He was the husband of Shirley Angel Wright. Mr. Wright was born in Campbell County, July 7, 1965 a son of the late Josh Wright and Mattie Jones Wright. In addit

Betty Lewis Francis

July 17, 2020

Betty Lewis Francis, 80, of Lynchburg, our devoted wife and mother, went to be with the Lord, on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the faithful and loving wife of Arthur Louis Francis. Mrs. Francis was born in Ca

Ace Armani Spencer

July 5, 2020

Ace Armani Spencer, six weeks old, of Gladys passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Ace was born in Lynchburg, May 23, 2020, a son of Alexander Antonio Spencer and Hollie Renae Williams Smith of Gladys. In addi

Thelma Jean Clay Harris

June 27, 2020

Thelma Jean Clay Harris, 81, of Charlotte Court House, came to the end of her journey and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Woodview Nursing Home. To everyone who knew her, she was one of a kind. She was greatly loved a

Alejandro Renne Mayhew

June 19, 2020

Alejandro Renne Mayhew, 23, of Long Island passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 in Nathalie. Alejandro was born in Danville, June 25, 1996 the son of Ignacio Pablo and Katherine Dunkley Rios of Blairs. He enjoyed working on and repairing cars. In

Reva Carey DeKeyser

June 16, 2020

Reva Carey DeKeyser, 95, of Lynchburg passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at home. She was the wife first to the late Lyle Lee and second to Emile DeKeyser. Mrs. DeKeyser was born in Campbell County, August 29, 1924 a daughter of the late James He

Kathryn Byerly Baker

June 13, 2020

Kathryn Geraldine Byerly Baker, 93, of Brookneal passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife first of the late Bernard L. Clevinger and second to the late Carlton C. Baker. Mrs. Baker was born in West

Danny Melvin Carwile

June 9, 2020

Danny Melvin Carwile, 77, of Madison Heights passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Runk and Pratt, Liberty Ridge. He was the husband of Mary Ruth Bright Carwile for 29 years. Mr. Carwile was born in Campbell County on February 18, 1943, son of Mar

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Richard Irving Patterson

May 30, 2020

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

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Marvin T Childress

April 6, 2020

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

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Omar Frank Ellis

March 23, 2020

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