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Obituaries

  • Dr. Frank D. Boone, 66

        On May 26, 2010, Dr. Frank Dexter Boone lost his long battle with cancer at the age of 66.  Dr. Boone is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Barbara Bass Boone;  son, Frank Ryan Barrett Boone, Kennesaw; daughter, Joi Hartsfield, Los Angeles, California;  father, Norval Boone, Bedford; sisters, Barbara Witt, Amy Quesenberry, and brother, NA Boone Jr., Bedford.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Eva Huffman Boone, and sister, Mary French Hudson.

  • Sidney R. Morrow

        Sidney Reid Morrow, formerly of Bedford, died on Sunday, April 11.  He was born on Oct. 4, 1922, a son of William Reid and Kathryn Morrow.

        He is survived by his wife Shirley, daughter Lindsay Ann and her husband Michael Pastirik and son Tom and his wife Helen Morrow, four grandchildren, two great grandsons, his sister Lindsay and her husband Herbert Waeckerle and brother Larry and his wife Alice Morrow.

  • Virginia Calloway, 70, Bedford

        Virginia Calloway, 70, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2010 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Paul Calloway and Lorene Irvin Calloway.

        A funeral service will be conducted from the graveside on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Fairmont Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.

  • Edward L. McGuire, Sr., 79, Bedford

        Edward Lewis “Ed” McGuire, Sr., 79, of Bedford, died Monday, May 24, 2010 in Lynchburg General Hospital.  He was born in Bedford on Aug. 26, 1930 a son of the late Seth Elbert McGuire, Sr. and Ora Corsura Cook McGuire. 

  • Louise S. Mosher, 84, Bedford

        Louise Stilwell Mosher, 84, of Bedford, died Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. Born in Altamont, New York on Oct. 14, 1925, a daughter of the late Burnette Stilwell and Augustine Senecal Stilwell. In addition to her parents Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Myron Henry Mosher.

  • Willis G. Corvin, 68, Thaxton

        Willis Graham “Tommy” Corvin, 68, of Thaxton, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at his residence. He was a son of the late Willis Lloyd Corvin and Helen Felty Corvin.    

        He is survived by his wife, Loretta Sifford Corvin; three sons - David G. Corvin, James A. Corvin, Jeffrey D. Corvin.

        A funeral service was conducted on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford. Burial was in the Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

  • Cecil E. Witt, 71, Bedford

        Cecil Earl Witt, 71, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was a son of the late James Daniel “Seay” Witt and Marie Hodges Witt.

        He is survived by his wife, Shirley Brown Witt and a daughter, J. Alison Witt.

        A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 2 p.m. Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

  • Harry D. Polumbo, 84, FL

        Harry Dennis Polumbo, 84, of Winter Haven, FL, died Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Paradise Adult Care Residence due to complications from pneumonia.

  • William Simmerman, 80, Thaxton

        William (Bill) Simmerman, 80, of  Thaxton, died on May 28, 2010, in Bedford Memorial Hospital, Bedford.

  • Cynthia C. Hankins, 77, Bedford

        Cynthia Chittum Hankins, 77, of Bedford, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born in Bedford County on March 22, 1933, a daughter of the late Luther Olen Chittum and Florence Howell Chittum.