Obituaries

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

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

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Robert Gordon Owen

February 3, 2020

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

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Herman Evans, Jr.

January 24, 2020

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

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Rodney Dean Perdue

October 16, 2019

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