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Waynesboro, Virginia Tommy L. Swisher 1949 — 2024 Tommy Lee Swisher, 74, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024, at his residence in Waynesboro. A funeral service was conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Henry Funeral Home in Staunton with the Reverend Lee Thomas officiating. Interment followed at Middle River Church of the Brethren in New Hope with full Masonic rites. Arrangements were handled by Henry Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at, where a full version of this obituary may also be viewed. Lexington, Virginia Nancy Anne Walker 1933 — 2024 Nancy Anne Walker of Lexington, VA passed away on Friday, May 3, 2024. She was born on April 27, 1933 in Summerfield, NC to the late Annie Latta Walker and Levi Albert Walker, Jr. She was predeceased by sister, Rebecca Walker Horley, brother, Levi A. Walker, III and nephew, Levi A. Walker, IV. Nancy is survived by nieces, Gretchen A. Horley, Angelique Walker Zales (Thomas) and Tana Walker Simmons (Vince); nephews, Martin Walker Horley (Mary Ann) and Anthony T. Walker; brother-in-law, Daniel E. Horley; and beloved great nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by a best friend, Nancy Ellen Roberts. After eighteen wonderful years together, Nancy's husband, Nicholas M. Boniface,... Atlanta, Georgia Thomas Monroe Pickral, Sr. 1949 — 2024 Thomas Monroe Pickral, Sr. passed away peacefully at his home on May 2, 2024, at the age of 75. Tommy was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Kathryn Kurzweg Pickral; his children: Kathryn Pickral Wentz, Thomas Monroe Pickral, Jr. (Gregor) and James Robert Pickral (Mary Katherine), and his grandchildren: James Wendell Wentz and Mary Kathryn Wentz. He is also survived by brother, James C. Pickral (Diana); twin brother, Robert M. Pickral (Nancy), and two sisters Janet P. Moncure (the late George V. Moncure) and Elizabeth P. Molino (Gary), as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Col. George Monroe... Winston-Salem, North Carolina Robert Phillips Eversmann 1932 — 2023 Robert Phillips Eversmann, most recently from Winston-Salem, NC entered eternal rest on December 12, 2023 after a brief illness. He was a beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. Robert was born on July 12, 1932, in Baldwin, New York to Herbert and Margaret (Phillips) Eversmann and, with his older sister Jane, grew up in Baldwin, New York on Long Island. He attended the Valley Forge Military Academy preparatory school in Wayne, PA and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1954. As a commissioned Second Lieutenant in the US Army (Infantry) and, while awaiting his initial posting, Robert married Nancy Stine on April 16, 1955. They were happily... Bozeman, Montana Velma Madsen 1931 — 2023 Velma Marlene Madsen was born to Soren and Myrtle Rungborg, the oldest child of three at their home in Reserve, Montana, on January 26, 1931. She passed away on December 1, 2023 at the Bozeman Lodge in Bozeman, Montana with loving daughters by her side. Besides her parents, Velma was preceded in death by her dear husband of 68 years, Dan Madsen, sister Ardell Nelson, and daughter, Debbie Madsen. Velma is survived by her brother Gordon Rungborg, Charlo, MT;daughters Diana (John)Madsen-Schofield, Lexington, VA;Julie (Wayne)Montgomery, Yakima, WA; Susan (Ted)Soltis, Holbrook, AZ; Tammy Madsen, Seattle, WA, Lisa (Steve) Bayless Bozeman, MT, Sons Russell Madsen, Kalispell, MT, and... Madison Heights, Virginia Clelon Roberta Berry 1948 — 2023 Clelon Roberta Berry, age 75 of Madison Heights, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2023. A visitation will be held at 1:00 pm at Faith Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 with services following at 2:00 pm. Interment at Fort Hill Memorial Park. Whitten Funeral Home and Cremation Services Monelison Chapel is serving the family. To send online condolences to the family, please visit Athens, Georgia Doris Crutchfield Crutchfield Rhodenizer 1934 — 2023 September 23, 1934 - January 23, 2023 Today, our momma went to see Jesus and hold my daddy's hand! The sweetest love story I've ever been a part of is the one of our mom and dad. Both born in Lexington, Virginia to farming parents during a poor economic time in our country. Hard workers, good students who met in mom's first grade year, which means, she was 6 years old. Momma, with her reddish brown hair and freckles became the apple of our dad's eye as soon as they met and their love story began. Neither ever dated another person and they were married when mom turned 18, dad had just been drafted into the U.S. Army and they moved to Georgia. Married just shy of 70 years, they did cherish... Roanoke, Virginia Mildred Montez Anderson 1934 — 2022 Mildred Montez "Millie" Anderson July 4, 1934 - November 1, 2022 Mildred Montez "Millie" Anderson, age 88, formerly of Rockbridge County, passed away at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital following an illness she has been battling since July. A celebration of Millie's life will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 12 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville. Burial will be at Forest Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Eagle Rock. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8pm Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rockbridge Area Relief Association Food Pantry, 350 Spotswood Drive, Lexington, Virginia 24450. Online condolences may be made to... Troutville, Virginia Connie T. "Nannie" Nannie Thompson 1946 — 2022 Connie T. "Nannie" Thompson September 6, 1946 - October 7, 2022 Connie T. "Nannie" Thompson, age 76 of Troutville, passed away Friday, October 7, 2022. Connie was born in Lexington, Virginia September 6, 1946 and was the daughter of the late William James Thompson, Jr. and Beryl Thompson Martin. She lived in Troutville for the past nine years. Connie was a member of Union Baptist Church. She enjoyed her flowers and mimosa tree, but her grandchildren were her pride and joy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Thompson. Connie is survived by her husband of forty years, Meshach Thompson, III; daughters: Lisa (Lonnie) Hovis of Stephenson,... Beloit, Wisconsin Dolores Bausum 1927 — 2022 Dolores Brister Bausum, who died in Beloit, Wisconsin, on October 3, 2022, at age 94, liked to say that she was born with gasoline in her veins. That circ*mstance fueled a full measure of accomplishment and plenty of travel. She was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, on December 7, 1927, as the daughter of Elaine Holmes Brister and Commodore Webster Brister. Always intellectually curious, she earned an undergraduate degree from Louisiana College and a master's from the University of Virginia. She went on to teach at every level of education, from elementary school through college, in subjects ranging from English to psychology. At the same time she accompanied her husband, Henry S. Bausum,... Charlotte, North Carolina Helen D. Faris 1926 — 2022 Former teacher Helen D. Faris departed this life on August 4, 2022 for the bliss of heaven. She was born in Salisbury, North Carolina on October 11, 1926 as the daughter of M.L. Davis and Alice Williams Davis and as the younger sister of Bob Davis who predeceased her. Her husband of 34 years Mack Faris preceded her in death in 1984. Helen attended Peace College and Davidson College before graduating in 1947 from UNC Chapel Hill where she later received her Master's degree. She enjoyed many years of devoted teaching in Lexington, Virginia, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Williamsburg, Virginia and Panama City Florida. When she moved to Lexington, Virginia as a new teacher in 1947 she met her... Madison Heights Robert Lewis Bradley 1954 — 2022 Robert "Bobby" Lewis Bradley, 67, of Madison Heights, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at his home following an eight year battle with brain cancer. He was born in Lynchburg on July 14, 1954. Bobby attended Pleasant View Elementary and graduated from Amherst County High School in 1972. After getting his start driving trucks with his father for Bradley Trucking Company, Bobby spent the majority of his career working for Taylor Ramsey Corporation in Madison Heights, VA. He began his career there as a truck driver and worked his way into sales. Bobby retired from lumber sales in 2015 from Fortress Wood Products of Martinsville, VA. Bobby loved the outdoors. He hunted, golfed, and... Harrisonburg Julie Ann Callahan 1970 — 2022 Julie Ann Callahan, 51, of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County Virginia, passed away on January 15, 2022.She was born on November 16, 1970 to Gilmore Hatcher and Carolyn Thomas.Julie was a unique and one of a kind person.She was highly intelligent and was fluent in Spanish.In fact, she had a knack for being able to quickly learn foreign languages just by living in a region where they were spoken.Julie quickly picked up the German language during a stint of time that she lived in Germany while serving in the United States Air Force.She also had a simple, great, sense of humor and could make anyone around her laugh.Julie was a very hard worker and the simple, country-life was always good enough... Goldsboro Merle Elizabeth Watts 1938 — 2020 Goldsboro, NC - Merle Elizabeth "Betty" LaRew Watts, 82, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Wayne UNC Health Care. Betty was born in Lexington, Virginia on October 13, 1938 to the late Leonard Merle LaRew and Elizabeth McCormick LaRew. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Jesse "Randy" Randolph Watts. Betty was the rock of her family, her husband and children knew that she loved them with all her heart and truly was a blessing to them. She was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. A service to celebrate Betty's life will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in the Fort Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia. The family will greet friends... Columbia, South Carolina Nancy Stine Eversmann 1934 — 2020 Nancy Stine Eversmann entered heaven on Monday evening, November 9, 2020. Nancy was born January 30, 1934. As a devoted Christian woman, she always practiced her strong faith and is now enjoying the welcomes of her family and friends who have been waiting for her. God blessed her here with a very devoted family whose care made her journey calmer. Thanks be to God. Amen and Amen. Nancy was the loving, devoted wife of 66 years to Robert Eversmann. She was the wonderful mother to Amy (Ed) Nash of Corpus Christi, Tx, Timothy (Kim) Eversmann of Winston-Salem, NC, Christopher (Jill) Eversmann of Columbia, SC, and Matthew (Victoria) Eversmann of West Palm Beach, FL. In addition, she gave... Lexington, KY Ella Jane Whitten Sisler 1939 — 2020 Ella Jane Whitten Sisler, 81, born on September 14, 1939 to Henry and Ida Whitten of Buena Vista (Cornwall), VA, passed to her heavenly home on October 9, 2020 in the care of Hospice at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington, KY and with the support of her remarkable children and grandchildren. She graduated from Fairfield High School in Fairfield, VA. She is survived by and will always be remembered as the devoted wife of 60 years to the love of her life, Joseph F. Sisler, a 1960 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, who said the Lord could not have picked a better wife, mother and grandmother. Ella was a mother to and is survived by three sons, Kevin (Cindy) Sisler, Edwin Kent (Andrea)... Roswell Pooley Hubert 1929 — 2020 On Thursday, February 13, 2020, Pooley Hubert passed away at home in Roswell, Georgia, at the age of 90 years old. This would have been the 65th wedding anniversary for him and his beloved Joyce, who passed away on February 20, 2011. He is survived by four children, Patricia Hubert Weathers (Eddie), Allison Thomas Hubert III (Amy), Patrick Martin Hubert, and John David Hubert; seven grandchildren, Allison Weathers Smoker (Andrew), Scott Harold Weathers (Emily), William Martin Hubert (Bethany), Mary Claire Hubert, Jackson Thomas Hubert, Sarah Maitland Hubert, and Isabel Yvonne Hubert; five great-grandchildren, Addison Maitland Smoker, Henley Marjorie Smoker, Owen Paul Smoker, and Emmaline... Mt. Crawford, VA Brenda Wheeler Carpenter 1949 — 2019 Brenda Wheeler Carpenter, 70, of Mount Crawford, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Carpenter was born on May 6, 1949, in Lexington, Va. and was the daughter of the late, Carl and Curtis Wheeler Stickley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Bailey "W.B." Carpenter, Jr. on March 15, 2017, and brother, Steve Campbell. Brenda was an active and influential member of St. Andrews United Church of Christ in Weyers Cave. She was a Mary Kay consultant for thirty-plus years and assisted her husband on the family dairy farm. She was a dedicated supporter of her grandchildren and their many activities and a founding member... Madison Heights Virginia Balser Turpin 1930 — 2019 Virginia Balser Turpin, 89, of Madison Heights passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Heritage Green. She was the wife of the late John Thurman Turpin. Born June 24, 1930, in Natural Bridge, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Dexter Marshall, Sr. and the late Lemma Flint Marshall. Virginia retired from the Chapstick Corporation and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. In addition to her husband and parents, Virginia was preceded in death by two siblings, Hugh Dexter Marshall, Jr. and Helen Crist. Virginia is survived by many loving family members including her son, Larry D. Balser and his wife Joan of Lynchburg; grandson, John Balser and his wife Jenna of...
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