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Thursday, January 13, 2022
Phyllis A. Byrd
Phyllis Ann Porter Byrd, 83 of Bedford, was taken home to the Lord on this day, Thursday, January 6, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Francis Rodman Porter and Elizabeth Claudine McCoy Porter. Surviving family members are her husband, James Byrd; daughter, Susan Olinger. There... Read More
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2022.
Sheila S. Cutshaw
Sheila Stone Cutshaw of Bedford, lost her battle with Parkinson's disease on Monday January 3, 2022 at the age of 67 peacefully in her own home. Sheila is survived by her mother Thelma Mayhew; her husband of 50 years, Jimmy Cutshaw; her daughters, Teresa Cutshaw, Kelli (Nik) Harvey... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2022.
Jack C. Johnson Jr.
Jack Claudius Johnson, Jr., 86, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021. He was born in Bedford, VA on October 7, 1935 a son of the late Jack Claudius Johnson, Sr. and Ruby Vassar Johnson. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and he was retired from... Read More
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2022.
Alvin M. Martin
Alvin Milton Albert Martin, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin & Elizabeth Brown Martin. Alvin served in the United States Air Force and worked for C & P Telephone Company as a Supervisor for 27 years. He... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2022.
Harold R. Nester
Harold Rogers Nester, 82 of Blue Ridge, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 5, 2022. He was born on Sunday, November 12, 1939 in Bedford County, a son of the late John Nester and Etta Overstreet Nester. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Elizabeth Carter... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2022.
Buford J. Parker
Buford Jackson Parker, 84, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022. He was born in Thaxton, VA on August 21, 1937 a son of the late Preston Parker and Judson Overstreet Parker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Orange Parker. Buford... Read More
Burch-Messier Funeral Home Walnut Street Chapel
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2022.
Geraldine D. Phillips
Geraldine Daniel Phillips, 80, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Lee Phillips, Sr.; two daughters, Deborah Jo Phillips and Aleasia Jo Phillips; parents, Yancy Gerald Daniel and Mary Sink Daniel; brother, Thomas Daniel; sister... Read More
Simpson Funeral Home
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2022.
Robert E. Sherman
Robert Earl "Bob" Sherman, age 74 of Forest died Sunday, January 2, 2022 in Lynchburg, Va. He was a son of the late Benjamin Sherman and Sylvia Ettinger Sherman. He is survived by his wife, Mauranna Sherman; daughters, Debbie Kahanek and Susan Sherman-Adkins. No services are planned... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2022.
Shirley L. Wingfield
Shirley Louise Coffey Wingfield, entered into Eternal Rest, January 3, 2022, in Florida. She was born on September 20, 1934, in Roanoke, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Louise Coffey, her husband, The Reverend Dr. Floyd J. Wingfield, Jr. and her son Allen Wade... Read More
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2022.
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Martha A. Bermudez
Martha Amelia Crenshaw Bermudez, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021. She was born in Richmond, VA on January 2, 1925 a daughter of the late John David Crenshaw and Mary Henderson Crenshaw. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,... Read More
Burch-Messier Funeral Home Office
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Barbara B. Bierer
Barbara Bierbower Bierer, 88, of Bedford passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. She was born in Hopwood, PA on June 19, 1933 a daughter of the late Robert Elsworth Bierbower and Reba Blaney Bierbower. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph... Read More
Burch-Messier Funeral Home Office
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Carlton T. Farley
Carlton Tony Farley, 65, of Vinton, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021. Born September 14, 1956, in Bedford, Virginia, Tony was a son of the late Carlton Rucker and Virginia Parker Farley. Tony is survived by his sisters: Sylvia Farley Caldwell and her husband, Terry, of Cape... Read More
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Samuel E. Gibbs Jr.
Samuel Earl Gibbs, Jr., 85, of Bedford, passed away Saturday January 1, 2022. He was born June 26, 1936 in Bedford County, the son of the late Samuel Earl Gibbs, Sr. and Margaret O'Neal Wilmer Gibbs. He is survived by his wife, Doris Blankenship Gibbs; Daughters, Donna Anduiza, Diane... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Joseph J. Hancock Sr.
Joseph James "Papa" Hancock, Sr., 78, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. He was born in Pamplin, VA on August 11, 1943 a son of the late Charles Hubert Hancock and Virginia Baldwin Hancock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jo... Read More
Burch-Messier Funeral Home Walnut Street Chapel
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Boyd W. Hubbard
Boyd Wilson Hubbard, 79, of Bedford, passed away Friday afternoon, December 24, 2021. Boyd was born July 29, 1942, in Bedford County, the oldest child and son of the late Woodrow Wilson Hubbard and Edna Ireen Hubbard, growing up on the southside near Staunton River. Many knew him... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Jeanne M. Krantz
Jeanne Marie Manley Krantz, 63, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. She was born February 3, 1958 in Virginia, a daughter of Julie Heck Manley of Bedford, who survives and the late Lynch Manley. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Donald... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Margaret H. Lees
Margaret Hayden Lees With extreme sadness we announce the passing of Margaret Hayden Lees on December 1, 2021. Born in Bedford, Virginia on September 5, 1954 to Charlie and Edna Hayden, she was a beloved wife, sister, aunt, grandmother, niece, and friend during her incredible life... Read More
Gregg L. Mason Funeral Home
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Betty G. Morgan
Betty Goggin Morgan, 88 of Bedford, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at Carriage Hill Retirement Home. She was born on Monday, July 17, 1933 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Harry Snead Goggin and Maude Irene Lazenby Goggin. She was also preceded in death by her husband... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Judy F. Overstreet
Judy Faye Overstreet, 72, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born in Bedford, VA on November 27, 1949 a daughter of the late Ishmael and Nettie Overstreet. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by... Read More
Burch-Messier Funeral Home Office
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Hilda F. Witt
Hilda Faith Witt, 60 of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on Wednesday, December 6, 1961 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Garland Alvin Witt and Iris Virginia Amos Witt. Hilda was retired from Walmart after... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Kenneth M. Croft
Kenneth Maleon Croft, 88, of Bedford passed away Friday, December 17, 2021. Kenneth was born April 17, 1933 in Bedford County, son of the late Jake Edward Croft and Ida Judson James Croft. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his sisters, Maxine C. Sanderson and... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Janet M. Dames
Janet Marvin-Dames, 84, of Florida, born and raised in Covington, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at her home. Surviving is her son, Rickie Marquette and her daughter, Tammie Rice. A Graveside Service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021 at the... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Douglas L. Johnson
Douglas L. Johnson, a lifelong resident of Bedford, VA went home to be with Jesus on December 22, 2021 at the age of 80. Douglas is survived by his two loving sons, Kevin and Eric Johnson. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ruby and Floyd, beloved wife, Sandra and brother, Duane... Read More
Burch-Messier Funeral Home Office
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Laura D. Krzeski
Laura Davidson Krzeski passed away on December 21, 2021 in Newport News, VA. She was predeceased by her father, Joseph Davidson and a sister, Carolyn. Survivors include her husband, Charles; daughter, Ashley; son, Tyler; grandchildren, Tristan and Layla and her sisters Lisa Harvel... Read More
Weymouth Funeral Home
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Mahlon L. Mayhew
Mahlon Lee Mayhew, 81 of Bedford, passed away Monday, December 20, 2021 at his residence. He was born on Saturday, November 2, 1940 in Bedford County, a son of the late Moulton Andrew Mayhew and Jessie Mae Overstreet Mayhew. He was a retired Major with the Virginia Department of Corrections... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Walter L. Sarver
Walter Lee Sarver peacefully departed this life on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, having lived for 103 years and 284 days. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Light Sarver, whom he was married to for 62 years, as well as two of his sons, A... Read More
Oakey's Funeral Home & Crematory - Vinton Chapel
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Dorothy L. Sutter
Dorothy Lorraine Bringer Sutter, 89, of Woodbridge & Moneta, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents; nine brothers & sisters. Dorothy loved fishing, playing cards, bingo & the Chicago Cubs. Surviving is her daughter, Debi Keskel... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Richard D. Beard
Richard Douglas Beard, 64 of Lynchburg, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at his residence. He was a son of the late Dannie A. Beard and Shirley Fizer Beard. He is survived by his son, Douglas Arthur Beard. A funeral service was conducted at 2 PM on Sunday, December 19, 2021... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2021.
Lisa B. Brooks
Lisa Beverly Brooks, 57 of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at her residence. She was a daughter of Lonnie Lee Beverly who survives and the late Janice Faye Houck. She is survived by her fiance', Darryl Eugene Dinwiddie; two sons, Christopher Mason Smith, Sean Eric... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2021.
Amanda L. Campbell
Amanda Lynn Campbell, 32, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021. She was born in Bedford, VA on May 16, 1989 a daughter of James Everett Campbell and Sandra Fielder Campbell. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ashley Janowicz; and grandparents, Paul and Mary... Read More
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2021.
Cierra E. Campbell
Cierra Eden Lovelace Campbell (CiCi), 32, of Forest, VA, passed away December 10th, 2021. To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com . Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family. Read More
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2021.
Barbara J. Moulder
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Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2021.
Ellen O. Quarles
Ellen Oglivia Rosazza Quarles, 98, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Bedford County Nursing Home surrounded by her family. She was born on January 21, 1923, to the late Grat Rosazza and Berta Jones Rosazza. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death... Read More
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2021.
Troy A. Rice
Troy Arthur Rice, 58, of Thaxton, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021. He was born in Topeka, KS on March 4, 1963 a son of the late Theodore Rice and June Keck Rice. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lisa Landrey Rice; five children; five grandchildren; and one sister... Read More
Burch-Messier Funeral Home Office
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2021.
Louise M. Zimmerman
Louise McCabe Ward Zimmerman, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Noble Senior Living in Bedford. She was born in Bedford on April 10, 1925, the daughter of the late Hamner Edward Ward and Mary Frances Gray Ward. She is preceded in death by her husband, James... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2021.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Larry W. Barton
Larry "Monk" Wayne Barton, 61, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. He was the son of the late Oliver G. & Zetta Lee Atkinson Barton. A Graveside Service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2021 at Montvale Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Wayne... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Linda F. Hubbard
Linda Fae Croft Hubbard, 74, of Bedford, passed away Sunday morning, November 28, 2021. Linda was born May 16, 1947 in Bedford County, youngest child and daughter of the late Jake Edward Croft and Ida Judson James Croft, growing up on the northside of Bedford under the shadows of... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Kathleen G. Kuhns
Kathleen Gugel Kuhns, 70, of Bedford passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021.  She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Alberta Gugel.  She is survived by her husband, Steve Kuhns and her son, Jerry. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Updike Funeral... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Mary A. Miles
Mary Alice Miles, 95 of Bedford, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021.  She was the daughter of the late Eldridge and Carrie Thomas Henry. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford. Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Barbara A. Simmons
Barbara Ann Simmons, 86, of Bedford, Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 10, 2021. She was born in Franklin County on November 17, 1935, daughter of the late William B. and Mary Katherine Cooper. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years... Read More
Oakey’s Vinton Chapel
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Elizabeth C. Yopp
Elizabeth Crouch Yopp, 65 passed away on Wednesday 8, 2021 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.  She was a daughter of the late Willie Ernest Crouch & Ruby Crouch.  She is survived by her husband, Joseph Michael Yopp and children. A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM on Saturday... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Catherine M. Ayers
Catherine Marie Winnagle Ayers, 70, of Bedford, VA died Thursday, November 18, 2021. She was born in Lynchburg, VA on January 11, 1951, a daughter of the late Raymond Jefferson Winnagle, Sr. and Mary Louise McConville. Catherine was a member of Thomas Terrace Baptist Church with Pastor... Read More
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in Bedford Bulletin on Dec. 9, 2021.
Vickie L. Bailey
A Taylor's Mountain girl, Vickie Lynn Bailey, 70, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, with her devoted husband Wayne and loving son Tory at her side Monday, November 29, 2021. Vickie and her dear family were blessed with a miraculous 3 years of life following a diagnosis of... Read More
Published in Bedford Bulletin on Dec. 9, 2021.
Bonnie T. Bierer
Bonnie Paige Tate Bierer, 49, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021. She was born in Roanoke, VA on August 12, 1972 a daughter of the late George Lee Tate and Edith Forbes Tate. She is survived by her husband, John Joseph Bierer; cousin, Kathryn Ann Sowers and her... Read More
Published in Bedford Bulletin on Dec. 9, 2021.
Edith L. Clay
Edith Lorraine Mangum Clay, 64, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. She was born in Durham, North Carolina on December 19, 1956 a daughter of the late Walter Mangum and Hazel Switzer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Steve Mangum... Read More
Published in Bedford Bulletin on Dec. 9, 2021.
Janeta A. Dudley
Janeta Alder Dudley, 85, of Forest, VA, was at her place of residence when the Lord called her home on the evening of Wednesday, November 24, 2021. She was born in Princeton, West Virginia, on March 18, 1936, to the late Marvin and Bessie Alder. She was preceded in death by her husband... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin on Dec. 9, 2021.
Ronald L. Hooper
Ronald Lewis Hooper, 73 of Lynchburg, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at his residence.  He was a son of the late Cornelius Lewis Hooper and Bettie Krantz Hooper.  He is survived by his sons, Seth Andrew Hooper, Chad Burnette Hooper; his daughter, Lindsey Wilson. .  A service... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin on Dec. 9, 2021.
Shirley F. Hostetter
Shirley Faith Hostetter born November 4, 1936, went to be with the lord November 25, 2021, at her son's residence. She is preceded in death by her father, Jesse William Sisk, mother, Stella Verna Scott Sisk, and brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Dorothy Sisk. She is survived by... Read More
Tharp Funeral Home
Published in Bedford Bulletin on Dec. 9, 2021.
Ralph M. McIntyre
Ralph Maurice McIntyre, 59 of Bedford, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.  He was a son of the late Willard Maurice McIntyre and Shirley Marie Warnes McIntyre.  A funeral service was conducted at 2 PM on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Radford... Read More
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
Published in Bedford Bulletin on Dec. 9, 2021.
Laura L. Minnick
Laura Louise Allman Minnick, of North Middletown, Kentucky, wife of Stephen Eric Minnick who is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Minnick of Bluefield, WV and grandson of the late C.E. and Alma Dawson Minnick and Martin Luter and Bessie Williams, departed this life on Tuesday... Read More
Hinton-Turner Funeral Home
Published in Bedford Bulletin on Dec. 9, 2021.
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