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Anne Everett Mish, 87, of Lexington died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Anne Everett Mish, 87, of Lexington died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home.

Born April 22, 1926 in Southampton County, she was a daughter of the late Caleb Roy Everett and Thelma Eley Everett. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. H. Mish Jr. and two brothers, C. Roy Everett and Joseph L. Everett.

Surviving are her two sons, Robert W.H. Mish III of Lexington and Everett H. Mish and wife Bruce and their children Brucie and Robert of Manakin Sabot; and one sister, Winifred Everett Reid of Richmond.

A lifelong horsewoman and educator, Mish was graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Mary Washington College and a master’s in education from the University of Virginia. She began teaching in 1947 at Southern Seminary and served the college until 1991. While her career in education was exemplary, her reputation in the world of horses was widely celebrated. The name Anne Mish and educational horsemanship are synonymous in this part of Virginia, primarily due to her presence as the driving force in developing a nationally renowned riding program at Southern Seminary. In 1966, the school honored Mish by placing her name on its new indoor riding arena, and in 1988, Mish was nominated to the Virginia Horse Shows Association Horsewoman of the Year. In 1997, she was inducted into the Southwest Hunter/Jumper Association’s Hall of Fame. For most of her life she showed and bred many equine champions. It has been said that as a small child she “climbed on a fence, got on the mule’s back and rode off. She has been riding ever since.”

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Middlebrook with Dr. William Klein officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather at Little Acres following the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lexington Presbyterian Church or the Rockbridge Area Hospice. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mary Elizabeth Moore, 93, of Lexington died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Mary Elizabeth Moore, 93, of Lexington died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at New Monmouth Presbyterian Church by the Rev. John D. Sterrett III and The Rev. Martin Stokes. Burial will be private at New Monmouth Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to New Monmouth Presbyterian Church, 2348 W. Midland Trail Lexington, VA 24450. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Roy Beverley, 84, of Buena Vista died April 6

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Roy Beverley, 84, of Buena Vista died on April 6, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Buena Vista.

He was born on Dec. 8, 1929, in Buena Vista, son of the late Raymond Albert Beverley and Bessie Lawhorn Beverley.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II.  He had retired from Reeves Brothers.

He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Southers Beverley and a daughter Alicia Campbell (Lisa Gail), also of Buena Vista.  He is survived by two sons, Thomas S. Beverley and Timothy D. Beverley, both of Buena Vista; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home in Buena Vista.  Burial will be private.

 

 

On April 1, 2014, Essie Byers Lanum, 91, of Buena Vista went home to be with her Lord and Savior.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Essie Byers Lanum

 

On April 1, 2014, Essie Byers Lanum, 91, of Buena Vista went home to be with her Lord and Savior.

She was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Amherst County and was the daughter of the late James W. Byers and Florence Stinnett Byers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Grant and John Lanum; one son, Lowell Thomas Byers; and siblings Henley, Harry, Claude, Berry, Carl, Phenie, Jasper, Lilliam, Annie, Ethel, Odell, Ruth, Helen, Joney, Olgia, and Dimpley.

She is survived by two brothers, Ray Byers of Bedford and Earl Byers of North Carolina. She is also survived by a step-daughter, Judith Lanum, a step-son, Lewis Lanum, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was an active member of the Oronoco Church of the Brethren in Amherst County. Essie was a loving caring person to all her family and friends and all that she met. Essie owned and operated Friendly Outlet for many years.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Bolling, Grose, and Lotts Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Oronoco Church of the Brethren, 7742 Lexington Turnpike, Vesuvius, VA 24483.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Buena Vista.

Thomas Parker Wright, 82, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, died March 28, 2014.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Thomas Parker Wright, 82, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, died March 28, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Wright Sr. and Anna P. Wright, and son, Nicholas J. C. Wright Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elinor D. Wright; daughters Billie Metzler of Seeheim, Germany, and Heidi Wright Sheltman of Buena Vista; son Tom D. Wright of Richmond; brother Wesley Wright Jr. of Richmond; and grandchildren.

He was a graduate of Virginia Military Insitute, class of 1954, and remained an active member of the VMI community throughout his life. He was instrumental in developing the VMI COW College Orientation Workshop and was a First Lt. in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, where he met his wife.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home,1771 N. Parham Rd., with a reception to follow. Interment private in Wright’s Burying Ground in Ladysmith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom and Elinor Wright 1954 VMI Scholarship Fund, the VMI COW Program,P.O. Box 932, Lexington, VA 24450 or the Tom Wright Scholarship Fund, St. Christopher’s School, 711 St. Christopher’s Rd., Richmond, VA 23226.

There will be a memorial service at Kendal at Lexington on Monday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in Kendal hall to celebrate his life.