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,...


Apr 15, 2024

James “Jimmy” Edward Napier


Sunrise:07/12/1942- Sunset: 04/15/2024


James Edward Napier, 82, of Lynchburg, VA passed away peacefully on Monday, April. 15, 2024, at Lynchburg General Hospital surrounded by family.


James Edward Napier (Muttman) was born July 12th, 1942, to the late Lucille Abbitt Napier and Charlie Napier. He was preceded in death by his three brothers David Napier, Lewis Napier, and Charlie Napier,...

John W. Craddock

Apr 14, 2024

John Wimbish Craddock died April 14, 2024 with family by his side.  He was born March 14, 1933 in Lynchburg to the late Nan and George Gilmer Craddock. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Emily Gunn Craddock. He is survived by his children, Anne Carter, John (Laura), Clay (Tess), grandchildren Cameron (Sam) Howe, Carter (Grant)...

Linda Gail Mann Mason

Apr 14, 2024

Linda Gail Mann Mason, 71, of Lynchburg passed away peacefully Sunday, April 14, 2024.      She has gone to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior and will always be in our hearts. Family is a gift that lasts forever.      Loving Mother and dedicated wife, Linda was born December 21, 1952, to the late Julius K. and Carrie Powell Mann. She graduated...

Arvid Orlin Pederson

Apr 13, 2024

Arvid Orlin Pederson, 71, of Thaxton passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at his residence. He was born in Mahnomen, MN on January 15, 1953. A son of the late Calmer E. Pederson and Olive Martel Pederson. In addition to his parents, Arvid, was preceded in death by his twin brother, Arlin Pederson and his brother-in-law, Ron Voltz.

Arvid served...

Nancy Middleton Ferguson

Apr 13, 2024

Nancy Middleton Ferguson, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on April 13, 2024, in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was born on May 22, 1939. Nancy is survived by her son, Jeffrey Ferguson, and spouse, Mark Figuerres of Greensboro, NC; her daughter and best friend, Amy Ferguson of Williamsburg, VA; her grandchildren, Caitlin Ferguson Cash, Claire Ferguson Hare, and Cody Alden Ferguson;...

Peter William Karras

Apr 12, 2024

Peter William Karras, 86, of Forest, VA passed away on Friday, April 12, 2024 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Michele Tolley Karras.

Peter was born in Chicago, IL on October 26, 1937, the son of the late William Anastasios and Kay Angelacos Karras. Peter graduated with a degree in Accounting from Northwestern University in Evanston,...

Juanita Elizabeth Morris

Apr 12, 2024

After a courageous battle with cancer, Juanita Elizabeth Morris 68, of Lynchburg, VA peacefully slipped  into eternal rest on Friday April 12, 2024 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Born June 14, 1955, she was the first child of two and the oldest daughter of the late James R. and Myrtle S. Morris. In addition to her parents, Juanita was preceded in...

Marilyn Freeman

Apr 11, 2024

Marilyn Romieux Freeman of Amherst, County, Virginia passed away April 11, 2024 at age 90 after years long battles with a variety of medical issues.  She faced and fought them nobly.  

 Marilyn is survived by her five children: Mike (Jeannie), Steve, Jeanne, Kriss, Philip (Pam), eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband Dean...

Larry Dudley Reynolds

Apr 11, 2024

Larry Dudley Reynolds, 88, of Forest, Virginia, passed away on April 11, 2024. He was a loving and devoted family man, known for his quiet demeanor, quick wit, and expert advice. He had an uncanny knack for remembering exact details, all the way to the end of his life. Larry was a self-taught accountant who retired as Secretary Treasurer from...