Richard Lee Fowler

May 4, 2024

Richard Lee Fowler, 88, of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

He was the husband of the late Catherine Trent Fowler.


Richard was born February 17, 1936, in Lynchburg, VA, a son of the late David Curl Fowler and Olivia Azell Jefferson Fowler.  He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy and later retired from Lynchburg City Police...

William (Bill) Taylor Lovern

May 12, 2024

William (Bill) Taylor Lovern passed away peacefully on May 12, 2024, in Lynchburg, Virginia, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Bill had turned 79 at the end of March. Born and raised in Lynchburg, Bill was the youngest of three children by Eileen (Shea) and Edward. He graduated from E.C. Glass High School in 1963 before matriculating to his beloved University...

Ralph Frank Linstra

May 13, 2024

Ralph Frank Linstra, 75, died unexpectedly on May 13, 2024, peacefully at home.  He was born July 7, 1948, in Patterson, NJ, the son of John Linstra Sr  and Marion Thomas.  Dr. Ralph F. Linstra leaves a legacy of a 45 year career in education.  After earning his Bachelors from The Kings College, he was the recipient of a Kellogg Foundation...

Jaklyn Martin

May 19, 2024

Jaklyn Rose Martin, 15, of Bedford, passed away on May 19, 2024 and Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.She was born on June 12, 2008, a daughter of Angela Nicole Martin and Anthony Franklin Lloyd III. Jaklyn was a student at Liberty High School, where she was known and loved among her peers.She was preceded in death by her sister, Juztice Martin;...

Clyde Best

May 18, 2024

Clyde Best, of Lynchburg, passed away Saturday May 18, 2024.A public visitation will be held Monday May 27, 2024 at 6:00p.m.- 8:00p.m. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday May 28, 2024, 11:00am at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg Chapel.Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg is assisting the family.

Maurice Hunt

May 20, 2024

Maurice Sherrill Hunt (affectionately) known as "Pooh" in the early hours of Monday morning, May 20, 2024, God sent his angels for a devoted son, father, brother, nephew and friend.

Maurice was preceded in death by his grandparents, Glenn and Elsie Witcher, Dorothy Coleman, George G. Alexander Sr; uncles, Kent "Boo" and George "Gee" Alexander; George Dyke; and a brother Antonio...

Charles Slaughter Lee Poston

May 2, 2024

Dr. Charles S.L. “Charlie” Poston, passed away at his home in Bedford, Virginia, on Thursday, May 2, 2024, after a short illness. 

Born in Lynchburg, Virginia on October 29, 1941, he was the son of the late Harrison Trueheart and Martha Eskridge Lee Poston. He grew up on Jackson Street in the “Rocking Cradle” house, a well-known Lynchburg landmark. His father...

Irma Jones

May 15, 2024

Irma Jones, 87, of Lynchburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.


A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg.


Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit

Christopher Ray Patterson

May 20, 2024

Christopher Ray Patterson, 53, of Bedford, Virginia passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024. He was born on February 25, 1971, in Lorain, Ohio to Donald Ray Patterson, Jr. and Karen Sue Ehrich Patterson.

He attended school at North Ridgeville High School then pursued his education in CAD and CNC machining. Christopher is a former member of the Elyria Moose Lodge....

William David Caldwell, Sr.

May 19, 2024

William David Caldwell, Sr., 85, of Lynchburg, VA, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2024.  He was the husband of Marie Caldwell for 60 wonderful years.

William was born on July 10, 1938, to the late William M. Caldwell and Grace Caldwell.  


In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, William Caldwell, Jr. (Susan); granddaughter, Megan Mitchell (Jordan);...