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Obituaries

  • Margaret J. Stancer

        Margaret (Peggy) Joanne Stancer was born in Cumberland County, PA on Sept. 5, 1932, to the late Margaret and Robert Hippensteel.  She died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, after a long illness with cancer.     

  • Richard A. Terrill, 63, Bedford

        Richard Allen Terrill, 63 of Bedford passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at his residence.  He was born on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1946, in Ravenna, OH, a son of the late Edwin Terrill and Doris Heritage Terrill.

        He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Chervan Terrill.  He was Chairman and Vice-President at Frank Chervan, Inc. and was a member of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. 

  • Harry L. Amos, 76, Thaxton

        Harry Lentford Amos, 76 of Thaxton, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. 

        Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.

  • Howard Davis, 86, Bedford

        Howard Davis, 86, of  Bedford passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.  He was born on Monday, Aug. 13, 1923, in Bedford Co., a son of the late John William Davis and Dollie Anne Hensley Davis. 

        He was also preceded in death by three brothers, John Willie, Warren and James Davis and a sister, Pearl Davis. 

  • Darolyn Martin, 54, Bedford

        Darolyn “Lisa” Martin, age 54, of Bedford, departed this life on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital.

        Lisa leaves to mourn her loss her lifetime partner, Karen Thomas of the residence; two sisters, Barbara Martin of Evington, and Latracia Martin of Huddleston; three brothers, Calvin Martin of Altavista, Felton Martin of Bedford, and William Martin, Jr. of Huddleston; four aunts, three uncles, and a host of other relatives and friends.

     

  • Tony L. Poindexter, 51, Big Island

        Tony Lee Poindexter, 51, of Big Island, passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009. He fought a short hard battle but he is at peace now! 

        He was preceded in death by his father, Shirley N. Poindexter. 

  • Dorothy W. Gerlinger, 90, Thaxton

        Dorothy Wilburn Gerlinger, 90, of Thaxton, died Wednesday, Oct.14, 2009. She was born in Arlington, on Jan. 2, 1919 a daughter of the late Arthur Wilburn and Maude Winston Wilburn.

  • Mary E. Robertson, 70, Moneta

        Mary Ethel Robertson, 70 of  Moneta passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at  her residence. She was born on Tuesday, July 25, 1939, in Franklin Co., a daughter of the late Luther Robertson and Dona McBride Robertson. 

        She was also preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters. 

        She was a cook at Goode’s Country Kitchen and was a member of Radford Baptist Church.

  • Charlotte M. Wilmoth, 74, Roanoke

        Charlotte Mills Wilmoth, 74, of Roanoke, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

        She was predeceased by her husband, Richard L. Wilmoth, Sr.

        She worked for WDBJ-Channel 7, the Sheraton Inn, Salem, and retired from Wachovia Bank. Mrs. Wilmoth was a member of the Church of the Brethren. An avid reader, she also enjoyed working jigsaw and crossword puzzles and loved following NASCAR events.

  • Dianne M. Orange, 58, Thaxton

        Dianne Marie Orange, 58 of  Thaxton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at  Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  She was born on Monday, Dec. 18, 1950, in Bedford Co., a daughter of Franes Orange Orange of Thaxton, who survives and the late Floyd W. Orange.