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Obituaries

  • Obituary - Annie P. St.Clair, 73, Bedford

    Annie P. St.Clair, 73, Bedford

    Annie Mae Porter St.Clair, 73, of Bedford, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Born Aug. 31, 1934, in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Clarence Landis Porter and Mary Lee Dooley Porter.

    She was a retiree of Rubatex Corp. Annie enjoyed gardening, traveling, camping, working word puzzles and ceramics.

    In addition to her parents, Annie was preceded in death by two brothers, Lewis Porter and Benny Porter.

  • Obituary - Hallie M. King, 98, Montvale

    Hallie M. King, 98, Montvale

    Hallie Midkiff King, 98, of Montvale, went home Thursday, April 10, 2008. She was born Sept. 17, 1909, to the late Walter Midkiff and Julia Johnson Midkiff.

    Also was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling Fletcher King; daughter, Rebecca Roberts; sons, S. Frederick (Fred) King and William Larry King.

  • Obituary - Allen L. Dahl, Bedford

    Allen L. Dahl, Bedford

    Allen Louis Dahl of Dumplin? Mountain Farm in Bedford County, departed this life on April 7, 2008, in Lynchburg General Hospital following an extended illness. Born Aug. 18, 1939, in Farmville. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, E. Louis Dahl and Lucille O?Brien Dahl.

  • Obituary - Evelyn A. Collins, 82, Beckley, WV

    Evelyn A. Collins, 82, Beckley, WV

    Evelyn Ann Collins, 82 of Beckley, WV and formerly of Bedford went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 31, 2008, at Pinecrest Hospital in Beckley. She was born on Saturday, Aug. 8, 1925, in Cranberry, WV, a daughter of the late Robert Roy Collins and the late Bessie Mae Crowder Collins.

    She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Carl Steffey Jones and her ex- husband, Bill Johnson.

  • Laura J. Veith, 80, Bedford

    Laura Jane Veith, 80 of Bedford passed away Friday, April 4, 2008, at Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born on Wednesday, April 27, 1927, in Pittsburgh, PA, a daughter of the late Sylvester Truman Hidinger and Gladys Louise Ellison Hidinger.

    She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

    Surviving are her husband, Harry Adam Veith; a son, Mark Thomas Veith of Carrollton; a daughter, Allyson V. Williams of San Diego, CA; a brother, Truman Charles Hidinger of Scottsdale, AZ and eight grandchildren.

  • Deacon Rase Thompson, Sr., 85, Bedford

    Deacon Rase “Shag” Thompson, Sr., age 85, of Bedford, departed this life Monday, March 31, 2008, at his residence. He was born March 11, 1923, in Bedford Co. to the late Giles Thompson and Annie Carey Thompson.

    He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elisha, William, and Percell Thompson, and a great grandson, Femi Thompson.

    He was a dedicated Deacon, Chaplain, and member of the Male Chorus.

  • Allen W. Roberts, 100, Bedford

    Allen W. Roberts, 100, of Bedford, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the Elks National Home, Bedford. Born Sept. 3, 1907, in New Providence, NJ, a son of the late George Roberts and Georgianna Cooper Roberts.

    Allen was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and a resident of the Elks National Home. He was a graduate of Newark Normal School; earned his Master’s from Rutgers University and his Specialist in Education from Rutgers University.

  • Mack R. Nichols, Sr., 83, Bedford

    Mack Roy Nichols, Sr. 83, of Bedford passed away, Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Oakwood Manor. He was born in Bedford County on June 24, 1924.

    He was a retired timber cutter.

    He leaves behind his wife, Margaret Louise Nichols, one son, Mack Roy Nichols, Jr. and wife, Stephanie; grandchildren, Jesse, Michaelynn, Roy and Cody; many other siblings and family members.

    Mack was loved and will be sadly missed.

  • Morcelle C. Marshall, 91, Forest

    Morcelle Coffey Marshall, 91, of Forest, died Saturday, April 5, 2008. She was born in Bedford County on Feb. 17, 1917, to the late Hugh Davis Coffey and Lillian Cocke Coffey. She was the wife of the late Evan A. Marshall.

  • Elizabeth D. Key, 93, Bedford

    Elizabeth Ann Dinwiddie Key, 93, of Bedford died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born in Bedford County on March 28, 1915, one of five children of the late Booker Holland Dinwiddie and Minnie Pearl Meador Dinwiddie.

    She was the wife of the late Frank Edward Key, Sr. for 50 years.

    Elizabeth was a retired teacher and librarian with the Bedford County Public School System for over 25 years and a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.