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John Monroe Blum, Sr.

September 19, 2018

John Monroe Blum, Sr., 90, of Rustburg, passed away peacefully with his family around him, on September 19, 2018. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Virginia Memorial Park in Forest. Rev. Dr. Mont


Thomas Francis Foran

September 16, 2018

Thomas Francis Foran , 88, of Farmville, died Sunday, September 16, 2018. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit

William Douglas Watson

September 16, 2018

William Douglas Watson, 73, of Bedford passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Born November 10, 1944 in Bedford, he was the son of the late Gilmore Joseph Watson and Katie Cundiff Watson. William proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and

Kathleen R Austin

September 16, 2018

Kathleen R. Austin, 71, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, September 16, 2018. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit

Nancy Elizabeth Wood Royal

September 14, 2018

Nancy Elizabeth Wood Royal, affectionately known as “Nana” by family and friends, Nancy departed this life on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Lynchburg General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born on July 8, 1929 to the late

Rebecca Peebles Bowen

September 11, 2018

Rebecca Peebles Bowen of Lynchburg, Va., departed this life recently at Westminster Canterbury at age 91. Wife of Dr. Robert R. Bowen, a Lynchburg orthopedic surgeon, she was a Sussex County native. She was raised at “Dunnlora”, graduated from St

Walter Lee Mitchell, Jr.

September 10, 2018

Walter Lee Mitchell Jr., 91, of Rustburg, Va., died September 10, 2018. He was the husband of the late Margaret Virginia Caldwell-Mitchell. Born Friday, December 31, 1926 in Lynchburg, Walter was the son of the late Oscar Walter Lee Mitchell, Sr.


Leonard W. Peverall

September 8, 2018

Leonard “Pops” Willie Peverall, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Bedford Co. Nursing Home. He was born on September 18, 1921 in Roanoke, VA. A son of the late Arthur Peverall and Nora Tyler Peverall. In addition to hi

Aaron Robert Brumfield

September 8, 2018

Aaron Robert Brumfield, 22, of Forest, died Saturday, September 08, 2018. Born Friday, May 03, 1996 in Lynchburg, Aaron was a son of the late Leland Clyde Brumfield and Nadine Kerr Durbin. In addition to his mother, Aaron is survived by step-fa


Albert W. Johnson, Sr.

September 7, 2018

Albert W. Johnson, Sr. passed peacefully, Friday, September 7, 2018 in the comfort of his home. He was born on November 5, 1932 in Bedford, Virginia but was raised in Bodycamp, VA. A son of the late Albert D. Johnson and Mary Emma Penn Johnson. In ad

Norman Sandford Cromwell

September 4, 2018

Norman Sandford Cromwell, 100, of Lynchburg, died Tuesday, September 04, 2018 in his home surrounded by his three loving daughters. Born in New Jersey on March 17, 1918, Norman was the son of the late Elwood Williams Cromwell and Norma Adelaide Cl

Edna Hall Crunkleton

September 3, 2018

Edna Hall Crunkleton, 97, of Bedford went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 3, 2018.  She was the wife of the late Thomas N. Crunkleton. Born October 10, 1920 she was a daughter of the late Landon and Thenie Hopkins Hall. Edna was also preced

Sylvia Peak

September 1, 2018

Sylvia Steppe Peak, 79, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018. Born January 30, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Shirley Steppe. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Denny Peak Sr

Lenore Pearson Scoville

September 1, 2018

Lenore Katherine Pearson “Kitty” Scoville, 88, of Lynchburg, Va., died Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Charles Scoville. Kitty was born in Lynchburg on May 1, 1930 to the late Herbert Pennick Pearson an

Jerry Wayne Surface

August 31, 2018

Jerry Wayne Surface, 76, of Bedford, Va. died on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the loving husband of June Catherine Surface. In addition to his wife, he is survived by nine children, 18 grandchildren, and one great-gr

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