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Thomas Perry Pinion, Jr.

June 18, 2018

Thomas Perry Pinion, Jr. 87, of Bedford passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Centra’s Hospice Center in Lynchburg. He was born on May 24, 1931 in Cabarrus County, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Pinion; and daughters, Janis Via

Joan E. Bedford

June 17, 2018

Joan Ellen Bedford, 86, of Evington, died, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit

James Oscar Williams, Sr.

June 15, 2018

James Oscar Williams, Sr., 81, of Lynchburg, Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 15, 2018. He was preceded in death by a son, James O. Williams, Jr., his parents and four brothers. Oscar was a charter member of Lakewood Baptist Church wh

Lois Yvonne Elder

June 14, 2018

Lois Yvonne Elder, 81, of Lynchburg, Va., died Thursday, June 14, 2018. Born Saturday, January 30, 1937 in Lunenburg County, Lois was a daughter of the late Edith and Monroe Crenshaw. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a s

Laurel Ann Secord

June 13, 2018

Laurel Ann Secord, 70, of Forest, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit

Peggy A. Hoskins

June 13, 2018

Peggy Ann Hoskins, born, June 21, 1938, and left this world, June 13, 2018. Peggy is survived by her loving husband, Richard S Hoskins; daughter Laura Griffin Joslin, three sons; Buddy Ray Griffin Jr, Michael Hoskins and Robert Hoskins; four grand

GLoria W. Hobson

June 13, 2018

Gloria Jean Wright Hobson, 64, of Bedford, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born in Bedford on May 4, 1954. A daughter of the late Rawlince Wright and Katie Marie Jones Wrig

Everett R. Tomlin, Jr.

June 12, 2018

Everett Roosevelt “Johnny” Tomlin, Jr., 73, of Bedford left his temporary home and entered into his eternal home on June 12, 2018 while surrounded by his loving family, while at Oakwood Manor health and rehab. He was born on July 17, 1944 in Bedf

Shirley North Smith

June 11, 2018

Shirley Jean North Smith, 91, of Thaxton, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 11, 2018.  She was the loving wife of the late Donald H. Meyers and the late Emory R. Smith.   Born March 26, 1927 in Selinsgrove, Pa., she was a daughter

Erlene James Keene

June 11, 2018

Erlene James Keene, 88, of Union Hall, VA passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018. She was born on February 9, 1930. She is the daughter of the late Earle Roy Saeger and Irene Sherrod Downs. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her fir

James Edward Sines, Jr.

June 10, 2018

James Edward Sines, Jr. 58 of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at his residence. He was born on August 3, 1959 in Bedford, VA. A son of the late James Edward Sines, Sr. and Annie Isabel Overstreet Sines. In addition to his parents he was

Izella Kaye Hurst Laidman

June 9, 2018

Ms. Izella Kaye Hurst Laidman, age 74 of Roanoke, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 9th, after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  Kaye, to those who knew her, was born October 28, 1943 to Christie “Ted” Hurst and Izella M

Jennifer L. Downey Vasser

June 9, 2018

Jennifer Downey Vasser, 53, of Big Island, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018. She was born in Big Island, VA on July 31, 1964. She is the daughter of James Edward Downey, Jr. and Patricia Ramsey Downey. Jennifer was a very loving and compassio

James V. Hyler

June 7, 2018

James V. “Bo” Hyler, 85, of Lynchburg was called to his Heavenly Home on June 7, 2018. Mr. Hyler is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Linda Mann Hyler, a daughter Donna Hyler, a son James Michael Hyler, both of the Atlanta, Georgia area


Benjamin Andrew James

June 7, 2018

Benjamin Andrew James, 33, of Lynchburg died Thursday, June 7, 2018. He was the husband to Shaina James. Ben was born in Remseck, Germany on a U.S. military installation on August 25, 1984 a son of Rafael Rivera James and Susan James both of Fayet

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