Vikki Murphy Sterne

Jul 11, 2024

Vikki Murphy Sterne, 56, of Evington, VA passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2024. A memorial service will be held at 4:00p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at Tharp Funeral Home Chapel, Lynchburg.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. 

Wilbert Stuart Watson

Jul 11, 2024

Wilbert Stuart Watson, 78, of Bedford, Virginia went to be with his heavenly Father on Thursday, July 11, 2024. He was the son of the late Wilbert Stuart Watson, Sr. and Mildred Maddox Watson.

Wilbert was born on October 6, 1945, in Lynchburg, Virginia. Wil was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed boating and fishing, golfing, and spending time in his garden....

Allen Cole Wood

Jul 12, 2024


Allen Cole Wood, 95, of Bedford, VA formerly of Richmond, VA passed away on Friday, July 12, 2024. Born in Richmond, VA on January 1, 1929, a son of the late Harry Lester Wood and Dorothy Pedrick Raper. Allen was also preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Mae Wood; and grandson, Matthew Johns.

 Allen is survived by his daughters, Jeanette...

Sandra Kay Chase

Jul 9, 2024

Sandra Kay Chase, 81, of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. She was the daughter of the late Aidan and Linda Lafoe, and the loving wife of Raymond Chase for 43 years.

She was born on June 23, 1943, in Enosburg Falls, Vermont. She attended Hartford High School, then started her beautiful...

Joseph Paul Orlando

Jul 9, 2024

Joseph Paul Orlando, 60, of Forest, Virginia passed away on July 9, 2024. He was the son of Joe Pete Orlando and late Mary Ellen Orlando.

Mr. Orlando was born on February 23, 1964, in Madison, West Virginia. He was a graduate of Altavista Highschool, then pursued his passion in the culinary industry.

Mr. Orlando was a computer enthusiast who enjoyed spending...

Margie Elaine Mays McCormick

Jul 7, 2024

Margie Mays McCormick, 62, of Gladstone passed away Sunday, July 7, 2024.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Yvonne Slusher and her sister, Kathy Phillips

Margie is survived by her husband Larry McCormick; mother, Margaret Tomlin Fry; siblings, Freddie Mays Jr., Anthony Mays, Melissa Ayers (Carlton) and Belinda Silby; children, Patricia Slusher, Margo Slusher, and Jessica Slusher; grandchildren, Easton Wilson,...

Norma Allen Pugh

Jul 10, 2024

Norma Elizabeth Allen Pugh, 99, of Lynchburg, VA, died peacefully at home on July 10, 2024. She was born on July 25, 1924, in Sevierville, Tennessee to the late Sweden Cyrus Allen and the late Edith Mildred Webb Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bearl Jackson “Jack” Pugh of 61 years. She was also preceded in death...

Carol Sue McAlexander

Jul 9, 2024

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Carol Sue McAlexander, age 79, of Lynchburg, Virginia on July 9, 2024. Born on November 9, 1944, in Portsmouth, VA, Carol was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.

Carol was the devoted wife of Ralph C. McAlexander, with whom she shared three wonderful sons: David McAlexander and his wife Lisa of Chesterfield; Dale...

Jacob Michael Grant

Jul 5, 2024

Jacob “Jake” Michael Grant, 28, of Albany, New York, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2024. He worked at Curia as an analytical chemist. Jake grew up in Bedford, VA. and Radford, VA. 

Jake was preceded in death by Nonnie and Daddy Ralph who were special great-grandparents to him.

Jake is survived by his mother, Erin and stepfather Jamie Dooley, brothers Luca,...

Mary Anne Taylor

Jul 3, 2024

Mary Anne Taylor (77) of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away suddenly at home on July 3, 2024. She is survived by her beloved husband Herbert E. (“Bart”) Taylor, III, and two sons, G. Branch Taylor and his wife, Wendy, of Owings, Maryland, and Harrison Bain Taylor of Richmond, Virginia. She was predeceased by her daughter, Amy Westbrooke Taylor.

 Mary Anne was born...