Ross Reed Artrip, 79, of Bedford, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born in Clintwood, on March 9, 1934 a son of the late Robert Artrip and Maggie Colley Artrip. Reed was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 20 yearâ€™s service, and also retired from Wheelabrator Abrasives. He was a communicant of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Nelson Artrip, his children, Dorine A. Stanley and husband, Wayne; Janice A. Robertson and husband, Curtis; James R. Artrip and wife, Gail; Rose A. Duncan and husband, Riner; his grandchildren, Jennifer Dooley, Reid Robertson, Luke Artrip, Cameron Duncan, Bryce Artrip, Lindsey Stanley, Hannah Duncan and Monica Artrip; his great-grandchildren, Breanna and Nathan Dooley; his brother, Walter â€œBudâ€ Artrip; his sisters, Annette Thompson and Betty Monahan; many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 1307 Oakwood Street, Bedford, 24523. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 noon, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church with Msgr. Joseph Lehman celebrating. Burial will follow in Virginia Memorial Park. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2014