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Obituaries

  • John W. Davis, 88, Big Island

    John Willie Davis, 88 of Big Island passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born on Monday, June 9, 1919, in Bedford Co., a son of the late John William Davis and Dollie Ann Hensley Davis.

    He was also preceded in death by two brothers, one son and one grandson.

    He was a retired Maintenance Worker with Eagle Eyrie and was a member of member of Sedalia Baptist Church and was a World War II veteran.

  • Betty Arrington, 61, Goode

    Betty Arrington, 61, of Goode, went home to the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008. She was born May 17, 1946, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and was the daughter of William H. and Alice Phillips Longmire.

    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Sifford and a brother William H. Longmire, Jr.

  • Lonney V. Welch, 31, Bedford

    Lonney Von Welch, 31 of Bedford passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at his residence. He was born on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1976, in Bedford Co., a son of the late Eugene Paul Welch and Wanda Lee Tolley Welch of Bedford, who survives.

    He was employed by Bedford Movers.

    In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sons, Tyler Welch, Garrett Whorley, Evan Whorley all of Bedford; his Sister, Tracy Welch Jackson and her husband, Russell, Jr. of Bedford; his girlfriend, Michelle (Shelly) Whorley of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Artie Overstreet of Thaxton.

  • Hattie W. Grizzle, 85, Castlewood

    Hattie Frances Ware Grizzle, 85, of Castlewood, Va., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at her home. Born in Bedford County. on Dec. 16, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Peter Franklin Ware and Sarah Josephine Wilson Ware.

    She was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the Otterville Methodist Church in Bedford County. In addition to her parents, her husband of 65 years, Silas William Grizzle, one grandchild, JoAnna Witt, three brothers and five sisters also preceded her in death.

  • Ralph L. Goff, 63, Big Island

    Ralph Lynwood Goff, 63, of Big Island died, Monday, Dec. 24, 2007 at his residence. He was born in Bedford County on Sept. 22, 1944 a son of Lelia Wilson Goff of Big Island and the late Ralph Gibson Goff. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Earl Goff, and a niece, Christie Kennedy Wilson.

  • Martha B. Ellison, 81, NC

    Martha Faye Adcock Bennett Ellison, 81 of Gastonia, NC and formerly of Altavista, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007.

    Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston.

  • Walker R. Cash, Jr., Lynchburg

    Walker Raymond Cash, Jr. died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, in Lynchburg, surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 11, 1945, the son of Louise Campbell Cash and the late Walker R. Cash. He is survived by his wife, Mary-Margaret Parks Cash, daughter, Elizabeth-Reid Cash Becker and husband George E. Becker, Jr., son, Nicholas Raymond Cash, sister, Martha Cash Rogers and husband, J. Daniel Rogers, and nephew, Samuel David Rogers.

  • Larry G. Worsham, 65, Bedford

    Larry Gene Worsham, 65, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007 in Lynchburg General Hospital.

    He was a son of the late Arvil A. and Virginia Dalton Worsham. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Carl R. Worsham.

  • John A. Reynolds, 81, Lynch Station

    John Arnold Reynolds, 81 of Lynch Station, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007.

    Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston.

  • Bernice I. Newman, 56, Bedford

    Bernice Irene Newman, 56, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at her residence. She was born on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1950 in Bedford Co., a daughter of the late John Lee Newman and Rachel Virginia Stanley Newman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Oscar Puckett and a brother, James Edward Newman.

    She was a certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant and was a past employee of Cintas Uniform for seven years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.