Roger Everett Brown

Jul 17, 2024

Roger Everett Brown departed this earthly life on July 16, 2024. He was born on July 5, 1964, in Lynchburg, VA.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Ms. Norma J. Brown; two sisters, Ms. Donna L. Brown and Ms. Deborah L. Brown, both of Lynchburg; five aunts and uncles; two nephews; one niece; and numerous other family and...

Terry Lynn Wilson

Jul 18, 2024

Terry Lynn Wilson, 67, of Evington Virginia passed away peacefully, the afternoon of July 18th, leaving behind a legacy of love, music, and strength. 

A dedicated Ironworker at Archer Creek Foundry for 30 years, Terry transitioned to a second career as an Officer at BRRJA, where he worked for another almost 15 years until his retirement in 2022. 

Terry is survived by...

Carl Wright, Jr. "Junior"

Jul 16, 2024

It’s with a very heavy heart the family of Carl Wright “Junior” announces that on Tuesday July the 16, 2024, Junior departed this life and entered Gods Kingdom. Carl Jr. was born on August 17, 1967, to Carl Wright Sr and Audrey Wright.

He is survived by his loving mother Audrey Boor {Rick}, daughter, Jessica Wright; sisters, Penny Sipes {Andy} and...

Ana Griebling Ekstrom

Jul 21, 2024

Ana (Anna) Beatrice Griebling Ekstrom passed away peacefully July 21, 2024 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born November 28, 1939 in Lexington, Ohio to Frank and Hoyland Griebling. She is preceded in death by her brother, Harry Griebling, and her partner, Debby Vaughan. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah (Dennis) Palermo of Rancho Cordova, California.

Ana lived in St....

Marguerite (Peggy) Bailey Holt

Jul 21, 2024

Marguerite (Peggy) Bailey Holt passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on July 21, 2024, at Westminster Canterbury, Lynchburg. Born on June 15, 1927, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to Rosamond and Clayton Bailey, she was preceded in death by her parents, her husband C. Duval Holt, Jr., and her sisters Anne Jackson and Susan Fralin.

Peggy will be deeply missed...

Shirley Yvonne Berry Ochs

Jul 20, 2024

Shirley Yvonne Berry Ochs passed away on July 20, 2024.

She was born on July 23, 1944, a daughter of the late Richard W. Berry and Edith Mae Slicker Berry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Bruce Ochs; and one daughter, Janet Lynn Castner.

She is survived by two sons, Michael Ochs (Joan) and Richard...

Evangelyn Gordon Tenney

Jul 18, 2024

Evangelyn “Lyn” Tenney, 89 of Forest, VA passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at Lynchburg General Hospital. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie D, Tenney Jr. and a son- in-law, Oral Mizelle.

She is survived by a son Leslie D. (‘Tyke”) lll and wife Cindy of Garner, NC, a son Richard T and wife...

Paul Gregory Ferguson

Jul 18, 2024

Paul Gregory Ferguson, 90, of Madison Heights, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2024.

 A funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2024, at Tharp Funeral Home, Madison Heights. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2024, at Tharp Funeral Home, Madison Heights. Interment will be at Fort Hill...

Woodrow Walter Bennett

Jul 18, 2024

Woodrow Walter Bennett, 81, of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2024. He was the husband of the late Sheila Ann Jordan Bennett.

Woodrow was born April 20, 1943, in West Virginia, a son of the late Curtis Bennett and Zora Bennett. He is survived by two sons; Tony Bennett and wife Ginger of Amherst, and Paul Bennett of Amherst, two...

Col. John L. Rafferty, Sr., U.S. Army, Retired

Jul 15, 2024

Col. John L. Rafferty, Sr., US Army (Retired) passed away peacefully at Westminster Canterbury in Lynchburg, Virginia, on July 15, 2024, after having suffered a stroke in February, 2021.

John was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the Hill Section, living with his mother, a teacher, and his sister, Betsy, after his father, an attorney, died when John was...