LYNCHBURG, Va. - Barbara Powell Sykes, 77 years, 11 months and 1 day, of 4401 Montgomery Road, Lynchburg, died Oct. 11, 2011 at her home with her husband by her side. For fifty-six years she was the wife of Lowell Beach Sykes, a long-time pastor of Rivermont Presbyterian Church. He survives her.
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In addition to her husband, Mrs. Sykes is survived by her sons, Lowell Beach Sykes Jr. and wife Gina of Richmond, the Rev. Charles Powell Sykes and wife Kathleen of Burlington, N.C.; her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Sykes Marcum and husband Alan, of Cookeville, Tenn.
The family will receive visitors from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Interment will be at Fort Hill Memorial Park.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2424 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 24503.
Diuguid Funeral Service and Crematory, Wiggington Chapel, 385-8900, is assisting the family.
Local information furnished by Rich & Thompson Funeral & Cremation Service in Burlington.
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2011