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Katherine Scott

December 10, 2017

Katherine Scott , 89, of Gladys, VA, died Sunday, December 10, 2017. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit

Anna Rebecca Karnes

December 9, 2017

Anna Rebecca “Beck” Karnes, 88, of Roanoke passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at South Roanoke Nursing Home. She was born on August 30, 1929 in Bedford Co.. A daughter of the late Albert Cleveland Karnes and Kate Toms Karnes. In addition t

James Edward McDonald

December 8, 2017

James Edward McDonald, 88, of Forest, died Friday, December 8, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the fami


William R. Garst

December 7, 2017

William “Bill” Riley Garst, 67, of Roanoke passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Salem Veterans Hospital. He was born in Virginia on, June 13, 1950. A son of the late Riley Orville Garst and Lillian Hancock Garst. Bill served his co

Gary T. Booth

December 6, 2017

Gary Thomas Booth, 64, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Carillon Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lynchburg, VA on April 22, 1953. A son of the late Nathan Thomas Booth and Ruby Viola Floyd Branch. Gary was a cran

Phillip Clark

December 5, 2017

Phillip “Danny” Clark, 62, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Victoria Vaden Clark, his mother and father-in-law, Pauline and Junior Conner, a sister, Brenda Francisco, two brothe

Stuart H. Knight

December 4, 2017

Stuart H. Knight, 73, of Big Island, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. Stuart was a graduate of Big Island High School and attended Bluefield College.  He retired from Georgia Pacific and was a Lifetime Member of the Big Island Volunteer Fire

Rebecca Rumsmoke

December 4, 2017

 Rebecca Ann Rumsmoke, 59, of Lynchburg, died Monday, December 5, 2017. Becky was born on December 21, 1957 in Lynchburg a daughter of the late Dale Conrad Rumsmoke and Jacqueline Lovell Rumsmoke. Becky worked at Liberty University and was an act

Dorothy Mae (Dot) Coleman

December 4, 2017

Dorothy Mae Coleman, 84, of Lynchburg, died Monday, December 04, 2017.  She was the wife of Harold Lloyd Coleman, Sr. for 54 years Born Wednesday, July 19, 1933 in Raleigh, NC, Dot was a daughter of the late James Ray and the late Maggie Gooch Ra

Eileen Lyle Hildenberger

December 4, 2017

Eileen Lyle Hildenberger, 100, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, December 4, 2017. She was born on July 31, 1917 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to the late Sarah McNiff Lyle and Henry Francis Lyle. She was the widow of Martin Joseph Hildenb

Luther Danny "Dan" Fry

December 3, 2017

Luther Danny “Dan” Fry, of Lynchburg, went into the arms of the Lord peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on December 3, 2017 at the age of 87. Born April 7, 1930, in Lynchburg, Va., he was the son of Helen Coleman Fry and Ca

Joseph Dean "Boe" Johnson

December 2, 2017

Joseph Dean “Boe” Johnson, 39, of Lynchburg, died Saturday, December 02, 2017. He was the husband of Holly Johnson for two years. Born Sunday, June 25, 1978 in Charlottesville, VA, Boe was a son of the late Elmer Kenneth “Buster” Staton an


Chester Sturgill

December 2, 2017

Chester Sturgill, 88, of Roanoke, VA, formally of Livingston, KY, completed his journey on earth Saturday, December 2, 2017, after a long, hard fought battle to live. He was preceded in death by his parents John Sturgill and Emma Thomas Sturgill. Ch

Donald “Ricky” Richard Lowe

December 2, 2017

Donald “Ricky” Richard Lowe, 71, of Lynchburg died Saturday, December 2, 2017. Ricky was born on December 30, 1945 in Lynchburg, a son of the late J. Lewis Lowe and Lena Gibson Lowe. Richard was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was rec

B. Leigh Drewry, Jr.

December 1, 2017

B. Leigh Drewry, Jr., peacefully died on Friday, December 1, 2017, with his family and friends by his side. Born in Richmond, Virginia he was the son of the late Burton Drewry, Sr., and Nancy Drewry. After spending his early years in Drewryvill

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