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Obituaries

  • Ruby T. Gardner, 74, Salem

        Ruby Jean Thomas Gardner, 74, of Salem, and formerly of Bedford County, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010. Jean was born on Sept. 7, 1935, to the late Walter S. Thomas and Betty Lee Lynch Thomas. She was also predeceased by a brother, James W. Thomas; and a sister, Nancy Wilkes.

        Jean retired from Medeco Lock Company of Salem after many years service.

  • Edward B. Hitt, 88, Bedford

    Edward Brice Hitt, 88, of Bedford died on Saturday Feb. 20, 2010 in Roanoke.

    Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory-Bedford (540-586-3443) is serving the family.

  • Elsie W. Collins, 87, Bedford

        Elsie Weber Collins, 87, of Bedford died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010.  She was born in McDowell County, WV on Dec. 29, 1922 a daughter of the late, Kenos Roberts and Rebecca Cline Roberts. 

        In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Collins, and her daughter, Truby Ellis. 

  • James A. Lampman, 65, Lynchburg

        James A. Lampman, 65, of Lynchburg, went home to the Lord on Wednesday Feb. 10, 2010, at Lynchburg General Hospital, following an illness. Jim was born in Chardon, Ohio Sept. 1, 1944, the son of the late Paul Lampman and Ethel Roach Lampman. 

  • Matthew S. Hamilton, 26, Bedford

    Matthew Stewart Hamilton, 26, of Bedford, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.  Born March 29, 1983 in Bedford, a son of Ann Lewis Hamilton Pennington of Bedford and the late Marvin Leslie Puckett.

  • Rosetta Martin, 58, Moneta

        Rosetta Martin, age 58, of Moneta died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.

        She is survived by one sister, Scherleen (Gary) Bonds, six brothers, Clay (Jennifer) Martin, Glenn (Deborah) Martin, Roger (Jeanette) Martin, Lorenzo (Barbara) Martin, Odell (Shirley) Martin, Avery (Stephanie) Martin, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

  • Mary L. McDilda, 68, Moneta

        Mary Louise McDilda, 68, of Moneta, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. 

        The family received friends from 4-6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton with a celebration of Lou’s life beginning at 6 p.m. with Pastor George Stevenson officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in Glen Kirk Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Waynesboro. 

  • James L. Wood, Sr., 88, Bedford

        James Lawrence Wood, Sr., 88, of Bedford, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. Born on Oct.31, 1921, a son of the late Spencer L. Wood and Bessie Mae Mitchell Wood. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Louise Orange Wood and a grandson, Matthew Wood.

  • Dr. Stuart P. Jackson, 83, Spring Hill, FL

        Dr. Stuart P. Jackson of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Roanoke, went to be with his Savior on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. He was born July 2, 1926, to Stuart and Louise Jackson.

  • Doris J. Krantz, 68, Bedford

        Doris Jean “Jeannie” Krantz, 68, of Bedford, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Bedford on Nov. 19, 1941, a daughter of the late, Tommy Lee Anderson and Mary Ruth Wade Anderson. 

        She retired from Vista Foods where she worked in the produce department for many years. 

        In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Nelson Krantz; her two sisters, Irene Frances Bowden and Lilly Marie Creasey.