Lawrence Richerson

Feb 19, 2024

Lawrence Edward Richerson, 80, fell asleep in death, on February 19, 2024. He was born July 8, 1943  in Amherst, Virginia, to Cordie and Francis Richerson.

At the age of 18 he met Uldine Rucker and they were married four years later on February 26th, 1966.

Known for his work ethic, Lawrence was employed  at Virginia Department of Transportation and retired on...

Brenda Mae Holdren Ragland

Feb 25, 2024

Brenda Mae Holdren Ragland, 76, of Roanoke passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024. She was born on October 16, 1947, to the late John G. Holdren and Alta Brown Holdren. 

 Brenda never met a stranger and her smile would light up a room. Her love for God and her strong faith was an inspiration to many as she spread God’s...

Ma’Kayvia I’yana Cabell

Feb 21, 2024

 Ma’Kayvia I’yana Cabell, 19, of Lynchburg, Va., gained her wings February 21, 2024.

There will be no public viewing at the funeral home per family request.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. at the Ramp Church International, located at 701 Thomas Road Lynchburg, Va. She will lie in repose to one hour prior...

Elsie Mae Gates

Feb 29, 2024

Elsie Mae Gates, 76, of Roanoke, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at her residence, surrounded by family in love.  


She was born on November 10, 1947 in Forest, Virginia where she resided for many years until moving to Roanoke, Virginia. 


She is survived by her loving daughter, Denise Gates; granddaughters, Keira Gates and Johnae Gates; three sisters and one...

Joseph George Kislo

Feb 29, 2024

Joseph George Kislo passed away on February 29, 2024.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

Rudolph Steven Beniger

Feb 28, 2024

Rudolph “Ben” Beniger, 87, of Bedford passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. He was born on April 17, 1936, to the late Rudolph Joseph Beniger and Mary Popovich Beniger. In addition to his parents Ben was preceded in death by an infant son, Steven Davis Beniger; brother-in-law, J. Wesley Graham; and sister-in-law, Elsie G. Hatcher.

 Ben was a faithful member...

Rosa Neila Harris

Feb 28, 2024

Rosa Neila Harris, 75, of Madison Heights, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

Rosa was born October 15, 1948, in Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Neftali Lugo-Perez and Carmen Ramos-Nieves of Puerto Rico. Rosa enjoyed spending time with her family and was a member of Tree of Life Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband...

Jeanette Anderson Haskins

Feb 28, 2024

Jeanette Anderson Haskins, age 78, of Lynchburg, Virginia, ascended to her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

A funeral service will be held at 4 P.M. on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, Virginia.

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences please visit

Christine Beulah Henderson Irving

Feb 27, 2024

Christine Beulah Henderson Irving, 86, of Arrington, died on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights is assisting the family.

French Poole, Jr.

Feb 27, 2024

French Poole, Jr., age 76, of Lynchburg, Virginia ascended to his heavenly home on February 27, 2024. He was the son of the late French Poole, Sr. and Aleane Jones Poole, and the husband of Dorothy Johnson Poole for 19 years.

Mr. Poole was born on June 27, 1947, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was a devoted employee of Rock Tenn for...