Elizabeth "Betsy" (Dow) Gulla

Apr 19, 2024

Elizabeth “Betsy” (Dow) Gulla died at home on April 19, 2024 in Forest, Virginia. She was born on December 13, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Robert Dow and Anna (Hart) Dow. 

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert Andrew Gulla; her sister Roberta Dow; her sons Christopher Douglas Gulla (daughter-in-law Brenda Marie Cavanaugh), Jonathan Andrew Gulla, and Craig...

Jean Hicks

Apr 19, 2024

Jean Falwell Hicks, 93, of Lynchburg, passed away on April 19th, 2024 at The Summit. She was preceded in death by her loving and faithful husband of 69 years, Mr. Thomas, “Tommy” Hicks.  Born August 4th, 1930 she was the daughter of Urbane Falwell and Ruby Lawrence Falwell. Jean is survived by her three children, Phillip Hicks of Lynchburg; Rebekah (Becky)...

Lloyd Jacob Matthes

Apr 18, 2024

Lloyd Jacob Matthes, 86 years old, of Forest, Virginia, passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior on April 18, 2024. Born on November 30, 1937, in Mansfield, Ohio, he was the son of the late Herman Matthes and Alice Mcbride Matthes.


Jake was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Sandra Schmickl Matthes and is survived by his...

Wanda Hawkins

Apr 18, 2024

Wanda Houston Hawkins,62, of Coleman Falls, passed away on April 18, 2024. She was born in Welch, WV, on January 12, 1962, a daughter of the late Melvin Eugene Houston, Sr. and Ruby Tinnell Houston.

After attending E.C. Glass High School, Wanda worked as a cosmetologist for all her adult life. She was the proud owner of Wanda’s Shear Artisan, located...

Julia Thaxton

Apr 17, 2024

Julia George Thaxton passed away in Lynchburg, Virginia on April 17, 2024 at the age of 94. She was the resident of the Summit.

 She is survived by her daughter, Georgeanne Ingram (Gary) of Greensboro,NC, brother, Hunter Houston George of Austin, Texas, her grandchildren, Marci, Meghan, and Hunter Johnson. Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Thaxton.

No service is...

Ronald Earl Wade, Jr.

Apr 17, 2024

Ronald Earl Wade, Jr, of Lynchburg, VA, passed away suddenly on April 14, 2024.Ronnie was born on January 31, 1957, to Ronald Earl Wade and Arlene Brooks Wade, in Lynchburg.Ronnie enjoyed woodworking and was skilled in making special items for family members to cherish. Ronnie was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force.Ronnie was predeceased by his parents....

Shirley Cunningham

Apr 17, 2024

Shirley Cunningham, 91, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.  She was the daughter of the late William Leroy Cunningham and Sarah Beatty Cunningham.

Shirley was born on January 15, 1933, in Turtle Creek, PA.  Shirley attended Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA and was a retired secretary of Cornell University, New York State Department of Agriculture.

Shirley was a...

Sheila Ann Lewis

Apr 17, 2024

Sheila Ann Walke Lewis, 65, of Moneta, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born in Wytheville on November 14, 1958, to the late John Watts Walke, Sr and Dorothy Hodge Walke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Watts Walke, Jr.

She is survived by her husband,...

Michael Simmons

Apr 17, 2024

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Michael Alan Simmons, 52, of Bedford, Virginia passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. He was born on January 23, 1972, in Bloomington, Illinois to the late Debra Kay Gwin Simmons and surviving father Willaim Albert Simmons of Bedford, VA.

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Candy Simmons of Bedford; daughters Brittny Liskey (Michael)...

Deacon John William Cheatwood

Apr 16, 2024

John William Cheatwood went home to be with the Lord; unexpected to family and friends, but in God’s perfect timing, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Lynchburg, Virginia.    He was born December 15, 1956, to the late John Willis and Dorothy Edna Rixey Cheatwood in Lynchburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister,...