Dr. Eric Howard Smith

Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Eric Howard Smith, passionate Entomologist, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024, peacefully in his home. He was the son of Pauline Morrison Smith, and Edwin Milton Smith, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Beloved Husband, Uncle, and Brother-in-Law. He was surrounded with much love by his wife of 34 years, Deborah Blanchard, as well as supportive caregivers from Home Instead and Centra...

Shirley Aline Burnette Witt

Apr 3, 2024

Shirley Burnette Witt, 85, went home to her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. She passed at the home she shared with her beloved husband in Rustburg, surrounded by her family.

Shirley was born in Bedford, Virginia to Barney Lafayette Burnette and Nannie Maude Jett Burnette, the youngest of ten children. An accomplished musician, Shirley spent many years in...

Warren Eugene Woodson

Apr 3, 2024

Warren Eugene Woodson (Hoghead) went home peacefully to be with the Lord on April 3, 2024, at his residence in Lynchburg, Va. Born July 31, 1961, to the late James Monroe Woodson and Dorothy Sparrow Woodson.Early in his life, he was baptized and became a member of Fairmount Baptist Church in Madison Heights, Va. He willingly served his country in...

Ronald Evaldi

Apr 2, 2024

Ronald Evaldi, 77, of Lynchburg, died April 2nd, 2024, at home. Ron was born May 25th, 1946, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He also lived several years in Florida before moving to Lynchburg, VA with his family three years ago.

A majority of his life, he worked as a salesman. Ron enjoyed playing the keyboard piano and accordion, singing, playing scrabble,...

Walter Ford Keesee,Jr.

Apr 2, 2024

Walter Ford Keesee, Jr., 87, of Lynchburg, passed away on April 2, 2024, at the Summit Health and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness.


Walter was born on May 25, 1936, in Lynchburg, VA, a son of the late Walter Ford Keesee, Sr. and Virginia Fulcher Tyree Keesee. 


He is survived by one sister, Lois K. Dillon and her husband, Ronald of...

Deborah Hileman Howell

Apr 2, 2024

Deborah Howell, 60, of Lynchburg, Va, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2024.Services will be on April 20th 2024 1516 Willow Oak Drive Forest, Va 24551 at her daughter, Amy Jennings, Home.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory Lynchburg is serving the family

Catherine Eagle Garzia

Apr 1, 2024

Catherine Mary Eagle Garzia, 99, died peacefully April 1, 2024, in Roanoke, Virginia.

She was born December 9,1924 to Charles Eagle and Amy Leybourne Eagle in Detroit,

Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John Baptist Garzia,

her parents and her 3 siblings, Helen Beatrice Eagle Laverdiere, Margaret Eagle and

Kenneth Eagle.

She is survived by her four children, John...

Thurman "Gene" Eugene Jones, Sr.

Mar 31, 2024

Thurman "Gene" Jones Sr. passed away peacefully at his home on March 31, 2024.

Thurman “Gene” Jones, Sr. was the eldest of seven born to Mary “Murr” Moss in Campbell County. At a young age Gene dedicated his life to Christ and was baptized at Christ Chapel Baptist Church. Gene also attended Peaceful Baptist Church and was later led to and...

Brenda Faye Latimer

Mar 31, 2024


Brenda Faye Latimer, 73, of Thaxton passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2024. She was born on February 22, 1951, to the late George William Latimer and Norma Jean Hawkins Latimer. In addition to her father Brenda was preceded in death by brother, Richard Latimer.

 Brenda was a very involved person, she wrote music for comedy skits at church, did stand-up...

Anthony "Tank" Foster, Jr.

Mar 31, 2024

Anthony “Tank” Foster, Jr.  64, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2024. He was the son of the late Freda Fannon Dowdy and Anthony Foster, Sr., and the husband of Aimee A. Foster for 38 years.Anthony was born on September 10, 1959, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He graduated from Brookville High School in 1978, then continued cheering on...