Obituaries

Peggy D. Marshall

May 14, 2017

Peggy Durham Marshall, 81, of Maidens passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Chesterfield. She was the wife of Robert Clark Marshall. Mrs. Marshall was born in Henderson, N.C. October 18, 1935, daughter of the late Flem D...

Gene Ward

May 5, 2017

Gene Ward, 70, of Brookneal passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Judy Neighbors Ward. Gene was born in Campbell County, September 21, 1946 a son of the late Thomas Clinton Ward and Lillie Smith Ward...

Lorene A. Francis

May 5, 2017

Lorene Anderson Francis, 77, of Nathalie passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Malcolm "Mac" Francis. Mrs. Francis was born in Halifax County, August 18, 1939 daughter of the late James Gettis...

Donnie Ray Guthrie

April 26, 2017

Donnie Ray Guthrie, 65, of Nathalie passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Glenda Lipscomb Guthrie. Donnie was born in Lynchburg, January 14, 1952 son of the late Lonie Waller Guthrie and Shir...

Herbert M. Harper

April 25, 2017


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Herbert Marion Harper, 90, claimed the promise of the Resurrection on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the V.A. Hospital in Salem, following a brief illness. Herbert was born May 21, 1926, in Brookneal to the late Mabel Frances Foster Harper and Percy...

Reid F. Ross

April 17, 2017

Reid Forbes Ross, 89, of Nathalie passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. He was the husband of the late Gloria Swanson Ross. Mr. Ross was born in Boston, Mass., April 10, 1928 son of the late Bruce Forbes Ros...

John "Forrest" Hall

April 8, 2017

John Forrest Hall, 74, of Lynchburg, known affectionately as Forrest, went to heaven to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Altavista, in 1943, son of the late Buford W. and Janie M. Hall. Su...

William Vernon "W. V." Bailey

April 6, 2017

William Vernon "W. V. " Bailey, 87, of Brookneal passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Symphony Manor of Richmond. He was the husband of the late Margaret Crews Bailey. Mr. Bailey was born in Charlotte County, September 1, 1929 son of the lat...

Ray D. Burton

March 26, 2017


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Ray DeWitt Burton, 80, of Tucker, Ga. passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Emory-St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Burton was born in Lynchburg, July 28, 1936 son of the late Robert Lee Burton and Mary Rudder Burton. He was a U.S. Air Force ve...

Martha Raye Anderson Guthrie

March 23, 2017

Martha Raye Anderson Guthrie, 69, passed away March 23, 2017 at her son's home in Nathalie. Martha was born in Halifax County, February 29, 1948 daughter of the late Hubert Junior Anderson and Margaret Fisher Anderson Davis. She is survived by ...

Kathryn Ann Epperson

March 18, 2017

Kathryn Ann Irwin Epperson, 55, of Nathalie passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. She was the wife of Richard Edward "Ricky" Epperson. Kathryn was born in Pennsylvania, November 23, 1961 daughter of the late Joseph and Estelle Irwin. She was an ...

Carroll N. Carwile

March 11, 2017


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Carroll Newton Carwile, 91, of Brookneal passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy Sublett Carwile. Mr. Carwile was born in Campbell County, May 29, 1925 son of the late Thomas W. Carwile an...

Gary C. Thomas

March 4, 2017

Gary Craig Thomas, 60, of Nathalie passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Mr. Thomas was born in Alexandria, July 3, 1956 the son of Margaret McDonald Wheeler and the late Curtis Glenn Thomas. In addition to his mo...

Raymond E. Harris

March 3, 2017


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Raymond Edsel Harris, 88, South Boston passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at home. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann Turner Harris. Mr. Harris was born in Kenvir, Ky., September 12, 1928 son of the late Clyde Harris and Jessie Murray Har...

Johnny M. Brightwell

March 3, 2017

Johnny Mack Brightwell, 70, of Nathalie passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at The Woodview Nursing Home in South Boston. Johnny was born in Campbell County, July 24, 1946 son of the late Tom Pat Brightwell and Rosa Trent Brightwell. He was a retir...

James L. Clark

March 2, 2017


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James Lewis Clark, 75, of Gladys passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Appomattox Health and Rehab Center. Mr. Clark was born in Charlotte County, May 10, 1941 son of the late Harvey Richardson Clark and Rosa Watkins Breedlove Clark. He was a ...

Johnny E. Thompson, Sr.

February 26, 2017

Johnny Edward Thompson Sr. of Brookneal, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. Mr. Thompson was born in Lynchburg, August 14, 1956, son of the late Johnny Louis Thompson and Myrtle Taylor Thompson. He is survived by two sons; two daughters; fo...

George J. Willis

February 25, 2017


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George Joseph Willis, 87, of Nathalie passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Gretna Healthcare Center. He was the husband of the late Doris Colson Willis. Mr. Willis was born in Monroe, Louisiana, February 12, 1930 son of the late George J. W...

Emmit R. "Pop" Mason

February 20, 2017


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Emmit Royal "Pop" Mason, 80, of Brookneal passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at home. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann DeJarnette Mason. Pop was born in Charlotte County, March 2, 1936 son of the late Lewis Emmit Mason and Mattie Ha...

Ronald N. Overstreet

February 14, 2017


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Ronald N. Overstreet passed away suddenly on February 14, 2017. His wife, three children, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild survive him. Services will be held at Mount Carmel Church on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 12:00. In lieu...

Lois B. Marshall

February 9, 2017

Lois Juanita Burton Marshall, a loving mother and grandmother, 86, of Brookneal passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home in Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late John Marshall Jr. Mrs. Marshall was born in Campbell Co...

Elizabeth J. Clark

February 5, 2017

Elizabeth Jane Clark, 63, of Lynchburg passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. Liza was born in South Boston, August 17, 1953, a daughter of the late Carl Thornton Clark and Kathleen Bigham Clark. She is survived by t...

Margaret Crews Bailey

February 2, 2017

Margaret Crews Bailey, 88, of Richmond, formerly of Brookneal passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Symphony Manor of Richmond. She was the wife of William Vernon "W.V." Bailey. Mrs. Bailey was born in Halifax County, June 14, 1928, a daughte...

James Tarasevitsch

January 30, 2017


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James Tarasevitsch, 71, of Brookneal passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Galina Kartasheff Tarasevitsch. Mr. Tarasevitsch was born in Ulm, Germany, June 18, 1945, son of the late Nickolai Tarasevitsch and the late ...

Jack Everett Willis

January 28, 2017

Jack Everett Willis Jack Everett Willis, 79, of Brookneal passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Jack was born in Coeburn, February 5, 1937, son of the late Samuel Willis and Mabel Smith Willis. He was a member...