Jane Carder

Nov 28, 2023

Margaret Jane Carder, 72 of Bedford passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at her residence. She was born on February 19, 1951, in Newport News, VA. A daughter of the late Harry Madison Carder and Mary Hannah Kennedy Croft.

Jane was a graduate of Liberty High School and went to further her Education from Virginia Tech. She loved...

Sandra Joy Middlesworth Merriman

Nov 28, 2023

Sandra Joy Middlesworth Merriman, 84, of Smith Mountain Lake, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. She was born on January 10, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio to the late Louis Fay Middlesworth and Millie Mae Bush Middlesworth.

Sandy was a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University and a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. An avid sports fan, she...

Mr. Bruce Charles Williams

Nov 27, 2023

Bruce Charles Williams, 62 of Lynchburg, Virginia joined his heavenly family on November 27, 2023. He was the son of the late Henry Anderson Williams, Sr and Edna Harvey Williams.

Bruce was born on October 15, 1961 in Lynchburg. He attended Lynchburg City Schools and graduated from E.C. Glass. Bruce went on to pursue an Associate’s degree at Phillips...

Richard Theodore Poltar

Nov 25, 2023


Richard Theodore Poltar, 80, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023.  He was the son of the late Stephen Poltar and Jean Delores Kowalsky.

He was born on February 8, 1943, in Pennsylvania. He attended school at Brookfield High School in Ohio, then attended Penn State University for two years. Richard thoroughly enjoyed his work at...

Cynthia Anne Sims Mehaffey

Nov 24, 2023

Cynthia Anne Sims Mehaffey, 67, of Bedford, VA died on Friday, November 24, 2023. Cynthia was born in Bedford, VA on September 25, 1956, to the late William Alex Sims Sr. and Janie Harrison Sims.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, William Alex Sims Jr., James Ernest Sims, Frank Gary Sims.

Cynthia was...

Shirley Roach Tweedy

Nov 23, 2023

Shirley Roach Tweedy, 91, of Lynchburg passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on May 12, 1932, to the late Raymond Andrew Roach and the late Ethel Burnette Roach of Brookneal, Va.


She was married to the love of her life, George Miles Tweedy for 61 years until he passed away...

Ralph Russell Schneider, Jr.

Nov 23, 2023

Ralph Russell Schneider, Jr. passed away at Lynchburg General Hospital with family at his side on November 23, 2023. He was born June 11, 1947 to the late Ralph Russell Schneider and Evelyn “Peggy” Tipton Schneider in Bridgeport, CT.

Russell spent most of his youth in Roanoke, VA, where he graduated from Patrick Henry High School. He was an Eagle...

Mary Ellen Lightle

Nov 22, 2023

Mary Ellen Lightle, 98, of Lynchburg died November 22, 2023, in Lynchburg, VA.


Mary Ellen was the widow of Robert “Bob” Lightle, and they shared 64 years together. Their family had been an important part of their lives. Their sons and daughters-in-law include Craig Lightle and his wife, Donna, who reside in Alexandria, VA.  Bruce (predeceased by his wife,...

Gloria Cofflin Hudson Frye

Nov 22, 2023

Gloria Cofflin Hudson Frye of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on November 22, 2023. Born May 6, 1940, Gloria was the daughter of the late George and Ora Cofflin, also of Lynchburg, and was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Frye. Gloria was also preceded in death by her son, Robert Gregory Hudson.

Gloria is survived by her sister...

Thomas Leonard Keys Jr.

Nov 20, 2023

On November 20, 2023 Thomas Leonard Keys, Jr. of Concord, Virginia, drew his last breath on this earth to awaken in Heaven.  Tom was born September 24, 1935, in Telford, Tennessee, to the late Thomas L. Keys, Sr. and Faye Bailey Keys.Tom was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church.  Before retiring, he was owner/operator of Keys Motor Company for...