Andre Darnell Taylor

Oct 28, 2023

Andre Darnell Taylor, also known as “Dre”, age 56, of Roanoke, Virginia was called to the house of our Heavenly Father on Saturday, October 28, 2023, in Roanoke, Virginia. Andre was born on December 19, 1966, in Lynchburg, VA to the late Vester Darnell Taylor and Raymond Frances Taylor. 

Andre graduated from Brookville High School in Campbell County. Virginia.  Andre...

Nancy Gayle Nestor Johnson

Oct 28, 2023

Nancy Nestor Johnson has always had an adversarial relationship with death.  She first triumphed over it at age fourteen, giving up only a spleen as penance. Over the years, she fought death again and again:  two types of cancer, ehrlichiosis, a severed colon, traumatic brain injury from a horse-riding mishap, and others too numerous to name. Despite all these miraculous...

Emmanuel Ornan

Oct 28, 2023

Emmanuel “Emmy” Ornan, 91, passed away at his Lynchburg home in the presence of his loving wife of 52 years, son and daughter. Born in Haifa, he served in the intelligence branch of the Israeli army, later graduating with a degree in electrical engineering from the Technion. In 1962, he moved to Paris to study French literature at the Sorbonne...

Jacqueline Fay Smith

Oct 27, 2023

Jacqueline Fay Smith, age 64, of Lynchburg, Virgina was called to her Heavenly Home on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Lynchburg General Hospital.

She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Smith; one brother, Cecil Berryman (Zeek); one sister, Veronica Smith (Boodie); two nieces, Ebony Smith (Poo) and Ondrea Smith (Sissy); three great nieces, Emonee Smith (Lil Poo), Vyan Smith (Tiny...

Pastor Willie Calvin Mitchell Sr.

Oct 27, 2023

“And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Matthew 4:19

Pastor Willie Calvin Mitchell Sr., also known as “Fat Boy”, 68, of Lynchburg, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 27, 2023. Willie was born on June 4, 1955 to the late Rev. Robert Mitchell and Velma Thornhill Mitchell.



Susan Mary Sloan Bender

Oct 26, 2023

Susan Mary Sloan Bender died late in the evening of October 26, 2023, from complications of illnesses

Susan was born in Cortland, New York to Robert W. Sloan and Ruth Long Sloan on January 9, 1938.

When Sue was a youngster her mother discovered her affinity for music, and at an early age Sue was taking private piano lessons. She...

Howard Gilham

Oct 25, 2023

Howard Gilham, 69, of Spout Spring, Virginia passed away on October 25, 2023. He was the son of the late Thomas J. Layton and Elvada W. Layton and the husband of Debbie Gilham for 48 years. 

Howard was born on January 3, 1954, in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended school at Fultondale High School then after a stint in the army he...

Margaret Elizabeth Horsley Reed

Oct 24, 2023


Margaret Horsley Reed of Lynchburg, Va. departed this life on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at the age of 90, at the Forest Health and Rehabilitation Center of Lynchburg, Va.

She attended Amherst County Public Schools and she was employed with the Community of Aging Group. She was born on July 17, 1933 to the late Webster and Lucille...

Cynthia Marlene Worley

Oct 24, 2023

Cynthia Marlene Worley, of Lynchburg, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2023. She was born on November 17, 1958, a daughter of Nancy D. Worley and the late Clay A. Worley.

Cynthia was a graduate of Brookville High School, after graduating school she went into the workforce. She was passionate about arts and crafts and being out in nature. For...

Clifton Wayne "Chuckie" Daniel, Jr.

Oct 24, 2023

Clifton Wayne “Chuckie” Daniel, Jr., 56, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on October 24, 2023. He was the son of the late Clifton Wayne Daniel and Sylvia Phillips Daniel.


He was born on August 18, 1967. He attended school at Brookville High School, then pursued his career as a meat cutter, he worked at Budweiser and was a truck...