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Obituaries

  • Laura W. Capps, 85, Hendersonville, N.C.

        Laura Walker Capps, 85, of Hendersonville, N.C. passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, surrounded by her loving children.
        A native of Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late William R. Walker, and Iva Wright Walker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Preston Capps, Jr., a sister Mildred Tooley of Big Island, and two brothers, William J. Walker of Chesapeake, and Richard A. (Dick) Walker of Bedford County.

  • Dorothy T. Reynolds, 88, Chesterfield

        Dorothy “Arline” Timberlake Reynolds passed peacefully in her sleep after an extended illness with Alzheimer’s into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ on April 4, 2012 at Lucy Corr Village in Chesterfield. She was 88 years old. Arline was born on Jan. 22, 1924 in Newark, New Jersey as the only child to Clifton Wray and Lillie Elizabeth Timberlake.

  • Ollin W. Nester, 77, Bedford

        Ollin Wayne Nester, 77 of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was a son of the late Sidney Albert Nester and Eula Gertrude Creasy Nester.
        He is survived by his wife, Peggy Ann Ruff Nester; three daughters, Dreama Monteith, Wanda Dooley, Wanda Pedigo.
        A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Cool Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment followed in Peaks Presbyterian Church & Community Cemetery.

  • Elaine C. Cocke, 96, Bedford

        Elaine Coffey Cocke, 96, of Bedford, died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Campbell’s Rest Home. She was born in Bedford County, daughter of the late Jesse Almond Coffey and Lottie Abbott Coffey.
        She was the widow of the late Terrell Williams Cocke and a member of Main Street United Methodist Church. She and her husband owned and operated Bedford Radio and TV in downtown Bedford for many years.

  • Laura W. Capps, 85, Hendersonville, N.C.

    Laura Walker Capps, 85, of Hendersonville, N.C. passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, surrounded by her loving children.
    A native of Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late William R. Walker, and Iva Wright Walker. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Walker of Chesapeake, and Richard A. (Dick) Walker of Bedford County.

  • Christine F. Owen, 95, Forest

        Christine Arnold Falls Owen, 95, of Forest passed away on March 30, 2012 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born May 10, 1916 in the Cifax Community of Bedford County. She was the daughter of the late John V. Falls and the late Lula C. Falls. She was the devoted wife to the late Horace Robert “Jack” Owen for forty-four years. She was the loving mother of the late Harold R. Owen and Donnie F. Owen.

  • Richard A. Graves, Jr., 93, St. John, FL

        Richard A. Graves, Jr., 93, of St. John, FL, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012.  Mr. Graves was born in Sparta, GA on Dec. 9, 1918, to Richard A. Graves and Meta Bryan Graves.

  • Debra A. Eubank, 45, Roanoke

        Debra Arlene Eubank, 45 of Roanoke, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Friendship Manor. She was a daughter of the Bernard Lee Eubank of Roanoke and the late Mary Alice Hudson Eubank.
        In addition to her father, she is survived by her step-mother, Sharon Lee Eubank.
        A graveside service was conducted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Virginia Memorial Park.
        Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston.

  • Minnie A. Comer, 92, Bedford

        Minnie Flora Arthur Comer, 92, of Bedford, passed away at the Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 30, 2012. She was born on July 8, 1919 to Harry Cephus and Elizabeth Campbell Arthur.
        She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Earnest Nelson Comer and a  daughter, Dale Annette Comer Smith and a grandson, Justin Wade Surface; two brothers, Harry Earle and Robert Samuel “Sam” Arthur  and a sister, Helen Grishaw.

  • Cauthorn Walker, 76, Forest

        Cauthorn Walker, 76, of Forest and formally of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Born in Bedford, Co., on April 19, 1935; a son of the late Jesse Bibb Walker and Isabel Cauthorn Walker.