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Obituaries

  • Minnie T. Wishon, 77, Lynch Station

    Minnie Tuck Wishon, 77 of Lynch Station, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008.

    Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston.

  • Debbie B. Lodge, 49, Bedford

    Debbie Mae Burnette Lodge, 49 of Bedford, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at her residence. Born Feb. 21, 1959, in Bedford County, a daughter of Everett and Etta Dooley Burnette of Thaxton.

    She was predeceased by a brother, Warren E. Burnette.

    She was the credit manager for Schewel Furniture Company in Bedford. Debbie loved the outdoors, especially the beauty of hummingbirds.

  • Richard N. Ellinger, 80, Lynch Station

    Richard Norvell Ellinger, 80 of Lynch Station, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008.

    Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston.

  • Melva R. Hurt, 84

    Melva Irene Robertson Hurt, 84, in the presence of her family, went to be with her Saviour on Sept. 10, 2008, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 8, 1924, to Simon Peter Robertson and Minnie Boothe Robertson.

  • Anthony H. Dudek, 78, Bedford

    Anthony Henry Dudek, 78, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ, on May 27, 1930 a son of the late Stanley Dudek and Anna Zioboro Dudek.

    He was an Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War and afterwards he served two years in the Navy Reserves. Tony was a faithful member of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church.

  • Sarah C. Worsham, 91, Moneta

    Sarah Maude Crawford Worsham, 91 of Moneta died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at her residence. Born on Jan. 29, 1917, in Barboursville, the daughter of the late Penn Andrew Crawford and Etta Maude Eheart Crawford.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Henry Worsham and a brother, Penn Woodrow Crawford.

    She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and Moneta Garden Club.

  • Eugene D. Anderson, 54, Bedford

    Eugene Daniel "Gene" Anderson, 54 of Bedford passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at his residence. He was born on Saturday, Jan. 2, 1954, in Richmond, a son of Margaret Mae Milburn Anderson of Bedford and the late George Ben Anderson, Sr.

  • Paul J. Caudle

    Mr. Paul "Byrd" Johnathan Caudle, 34, of Myrtle Beach, died Monday, August 11, 2008.

    Paul was born in Wake County, North Carolina, and was a son of H. Lee Caudle and Sherry H. Caudle, both of Myrtle Beach.

  • Harold R. Westervelt, 78, Huddleston

    Harold Richard Westervelt, 78 of Huddleston passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1930, in New Rochelle, NY, a son of the late Harold B. Westervelt and Louise Rosin Westervelt.

    He was also preceded in death by his wife, Janes Anne Hopken Westervelt.

    He was a retired postal clerk in Paramus, New Jersey, and was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps.

  • Marius H. Venhorst, 68, Bedford

    Marius Hendricus Venhorst, 68, of Bedford passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at his residence. He was born on Friday, Dec. 15, 1939, in Shertogenbosch, Netherlands, a son of the late Hubertus Venhorst and Maria G. Maas Venhorst.

    He was President of Parkway Steel Rule Cutting Dies, Inc. He was also a U. S. Army Veteran.

    Surviving are his two sons, Mark Venhorst and wife, Michelle of Goode; Kevin Venhorst and wife, Nevada of Bedford; his grandchildren, Zachary, Nicholas and Charlie Venhorst; the mother of his children, Jean B. Venhorst, Bedford.