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Obituaries

  • Earl Martin, 88, Bedford

        Earl Martin, 88, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born on Sunday, Feb. 26, 1922, in Franklin Co., a son of the late Albert Luther Martin and Ottie Cooper Martin. He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, John McCallum, five brothers, Lewis Martin, Alvin Martin, Samuel Martin, Randolph Martin and Lambert Martin as well as two sisters, Clara Witcher and Marie Fender.

  • Nevada C. Wagner, 102, Huddleston

        Nevada Constance Wagner, 102, of Huddleston, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at her residence. She was a daughter of the late Harold Harvey Oakley and Lillie Mae McDonald Oakley.            She is survived by two sons, William Wallace Wagner, Joe Frederick Wagner; a daughter, Karen Steele Deason.

        A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Patmos United Methodist Church. Burial was in the W. W. McDonald Family Cemetery in Man, WV.

  • Walter L. Tucker, Jr., 89, Raleigh, NC

        Walter L. Tucker, Jr., 89, of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Virginia Beach, died Nov. 2, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wives Marian Walker Tucker and Sally Sutton Tucker.

        He is survived by his sons, Thomas Tucker and Walter Tucker III and wife Gail, and daughter Bev Henderson and husband Roger. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
        A memorial service will be held in Virginia Beach.

  • Doris K. Toms, 84, Madison Heights

  • Rosie C. Lugar, 78, Thaxton

        Rosie Virginia Carter Lugar, 78, of Thaxton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born on Friday, April 15, 1932 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Tut Wiley Carter and Pernie Virginia Amos Carter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Lugar.

        Surviving is her son, Edwin K. Lugar of Thaxton; two sisters, Earline C. Karnes of Bedford; Iris L. Carter of Thaxton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Justin A. Arthur, 32, Moneta

        Justin Alan Arthur, 32, of Moneta, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.  He was the son of Jesse Bernard Arthur and Maurleen Hastings Arthur of Huddleston.  In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his wife, Stephanie Shreve Arthur; two sons, Lucas Shreve Arthur, Brendan David Perdue; a daughter, Megan Nicole Perdue. 

        A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at Updike Funeral Chapel, Huddleston. Burial followed in the Palestine Church Cemetery. 

  • Ellen D. Stiff, 84, Thaxton

        Ellen Dodd Stiff, 84, of Thaxton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2010. She was a daughter of the late Harry Marks Dodd and Annie Irene Smith Dodd.

        A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford.  Interment will follow in the Thaxton Baptist Church Cemetery. 
        Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.

  • Thelma R. Pace, 81, Bedford

        Thelma Rice Pace, 81, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30. She leaves behind four children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

        Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

  • Laura J. Moore, 50, Bedford

    Laura Jean Moore, 50, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

        Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 540-586-3443.

  • Richard Light, Bedford

        Richard Light died on Nov. 5, 2010. He was traveling from his home in Bedford to visit friends in Philadelphia. Mr. Light grew up in Philadelphia; he attended The Haverford School and St. Andrews College.

        He was a past member of Merion Golf Club and a past member of the Pohoqualine Fish Association and was a past president of  The Bunkers.