Carolyn Goff

Nov 19, 2023

Carolyn Brown Goff passed away on November 19, 2023, in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marguerite Elizabeth Cardwell, her brother Richard Russell Brown and her husband, John Edwin Goff.  Surviving are her three children, Carol Goff Taylor (Biv) of Santa Fe, NM, Sandra Goff Blackwell (Claughton) of Wicomico...

William Don Blackburn

Nov 3, 2023

William “Don” Blackburn, age 92, of Lynchburg, VA passed away at his home on Friday, November 3, 2023, surrounded by family. 

Don Blackburn was born May 23, 1931, in Marlow, Oklahoma. He was raised there by his parents Dwight M. Blackburn and May C. (Haynes) Blackburn along with his four siblings Jerry, Jim, Linda, and Dan. After graduating high school...

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...

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...

Mary Lou Garlock

Nov 20, 2023

Mary Lou (Gardner) Garlock went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 20, 2023. She was born in Washington, DC, February 11, 1934.

She was preceded in death by parents Frank and Beatrice Gardner, brother Frank Gardner, Jr. (Adelaide), son Don Garlock Jr., and daughter-in-law Randi Garlock.

She is survived by her husband of 67...

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...

Dr. Thomas George Wood

Nov 19, 2023

Thomas George Wood, 81, of Lynchburg, died Sunday evening, Nov. 19, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital following a sudden illness. He was born on Dec. 31, 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and was the only child of the late Dale Arthur Wood and Frances Beulah Pike Wood. He graduated from Plainwell High School and attended Ferris State College, and later completed...