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Bruce Bucher


Bruce Myron Bucher June 1, 1937 - July 4, 2024 Bruce was born on June 1, 1937at Shannondale, Missouri, at the mission run by his father, the Rev. VincentBucher, and his mother, Ruth Beam Bucher. After a full life, he had a heart attackduring a stent procedure and died a few days later on July 4, 2024, with his wifeand children by his side.Between those two events, Bruce lived a life filled with family, friends, and faith.He was born in a home with lots of love but without electricity...

Bruce Myron Bucher June 1, 1937 - July 4, 2024 Bruce was born on June 1, 1937at Shannondale, Missouri, at the mission run by his father, the Rev. VincentBucher, and his mother, Ruth Beam Bucher....

Woodrow Dunkum, Jr.


Woodrow Marks Dunkum, Jr., 71, of Dillwyn passed away June 29, 2024. He was born March 29, 1953, in Charlottesville, and is predeceased by his parents, Woodrow M. Dunkum, Sr. and Emma Louise Dunkum, and his brother Leslie B. Dunkum. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen Norman Dunkum, children Erin O’Brien (Tim) and Woody Dunkum (Courtney), and beloved grandchildren, Cormac, Claire, and his newest granddaughter due July 30th. He experienced great joy in the...

Woodrow Marks Dunkum, Jr., 71, of Dillwyn passed away June 29, 2024. He was born March 29, 1953, in Charlottesville, and is predeceased by his parents, Woodrow M. Dunkum, Sr. and Emma Louise...

Eleanor Ayres


Eleanor Mann Ayres, 87, of Mechanicsville, passed June 17, 2024. She was the daughter of the late Howard C. and Nettie H. Mann. Eleanor was retired after 30 years from the C&P Telephone Company, belonged to United Daughters of the Confederacy and was a member of Fairmount Christian Church.Eleanor was also preceded in death by her brother, Howard C. Mann, Jr.She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gordon M. Ayres; one brother, Roy T. Mann (Betty); four nephews, Roy T. Mann, Jr....

Eleanor Mann Ayres, 87, of Mechanicsville, passed June 17, 2024. She was the daughter of the late Howard C. and Nettie H. Mann. Eleanor was retired after 30 years from the C&P Telephone...

Sharon Smith


With hearts full of sadness we announce the passing of beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Sharon A. Smith, age 63, of Buckingham, Virginia. She was delivered into the arms of our Lord surrounded by her devoted family on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. She was born on July 18, 1960, a daughter of the late Stuart and Hettie Amos. In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her brothers Hal Steve Cagle and Charles Eugene Cagle.She is survived by...

With hearts full of sadness we announce the passing of beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Sharon A. Smith, age 63, of Buckingham, Virginia. She was delivered into the arms of our...

Bruce Bettis


Bruce Raymond Bettis, Sr., 78, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at his home for the last 18 years in Dillwyn, Virginia. Bruce was born on February 8, 1946 in North Canaan, Connecticut, the youngest son of the late Leon and Viola Bettis. Bruce retired as a welder/project manager from General Electric Company located in Lynn, Massachusetts.Bruce enjoyed working on his Corvair, following the New England Patriots, working in his yard and he loved spending time with his family...

Bruce Raymond Bettis, Sr., 78, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at his home for the last 18 years in Dillwyn, Virginia. Bruce was born on February 8, 1946 in North Canaan, Connecticut, the...

Janet Heath


Janet Lorraine Heath, 62, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 7, 2024. She was the daughter of Percy David Heath, Jr. and the late Mary Frances Hanes Heath.Janet’s life was richly lived in service and kindness. She was a beacon of light in our lives. Janet’s life as a B.S.N., R.N. Emergency Room nurse was a heartfelt mission and stewardship of St. Mary’s Hospital. Janet’s sweet spirit touched everyone whom...

Janet Lorraine Heath, 62, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 7, 2024. She was the daughter of Percy David Heath, Jr. and the late Mary Frances...

Nathalie Ripley


Nathalie Almond Ripley, 91, of Buckingham passed peacefully on June 4, 2024. She was born September 8, 1932 in Appomattox County to Joseph and Mary Almond. She is survived by her husband Floyd G. Ripley, son Gordon N. Ripley (Ann), daughter Roma R. Morris (Larry) . Grandchildren include Ashley Ripley, Victoria Harris (Steven), Libby Bowman (Daniel). She also has three great- grandchildren, Jackson Harris, Teghan Harris and Brinkley Bowman.Nathalie was predeceased by...

Nathalie Almond Ripley, 91, of Buckingham passed peacefully on June 4, 2024. She was born September 8, 1932 in Appomattox County to Joseph and Mary Almond. She is survived by her...

Barbara Davis


Barbara J. Davis, born Barbara Jean Phelps on December 28, 1944, passed away May 18, 2024. Even though she was 79 years old, her lifespan stood in contrast to her youthful spirit.She is preceded in glory by her parents, oldest daughter, Debbie and her siblings Carol and Larry.Barbara is survived by, and her spirit lives on in her husband Butch Davis, her children Stacie Pierce and Stephen Hardy, her grandchildren; Kristopher Pierce, Shara Hetletvedt, Dustin Pierce, Andrew Pierce, Jordan...

Barbara J. Davis, born Barbara Jean Phelps on December 28, 1944, passed away May 18, 2024. Even though she was 79 years old, her lifespan stood in contrast to her youthful spirit.She is preceded...

Robert Harris


Robert Mallen Harris, 70, of Buckingham passed May 13, 2024 at his home. He was born March 17, 1954, a son of the late John Morgan Harris, Sr. and Marjorie Dunning Harris.Bobby is survived by two brothers, John Harris, Jr. and Roger Harris; numerous nieces, nephews and their families and many friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters Varalyn Harris Carter and Renita Harris Toney.A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2024 at noon in the Harris Family...

Robert Mallen Harris, 70, of Buckingham passed May 13, 2024 at his home. He was born March 17, 1954, a son of the late John Morgan Harris, Sr. and Marjorie Dunning Harris.Bobby is survived...

David Brown


David Ray Brown, 63, of Buckingham passed suddenly on May 13, 2024. He was born February 23, 1961 in Washington D.C., a son of Lester G. Brown and the late Arline Sears Brown. He was the husband of Rebecca Evans Brown.David loved the outdoors and whatever he could do to stay outside. He had a natural ability to create/construct something “special” out of very little and always took pride in doing it. His expertise was in construction and auto body. He believed...

David Ray Brown, 63, of Buckingham passed suddenly on May 13, 2024. He was born February 23, 1961 in Washington D.C., a son of Lester G. Brown and the late Arline Sears Brown. He was...

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