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Clifford "A.C." Self, 88, of Fairfield died March 27

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Clifford “A.C.” Self, 88, of Fairfield died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

He was born in Hartford, Tenn., on May 12, 1925, the oldest son of Charles Walter Self and Ada Clark Self.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 40 years, Patricia Topping Self.

He is survived by two daughters, Lois Peterson and Evelyn Johnson; one stepdaughter, Judy Knick; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Harrison Funeral Home on Friday, March 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. A graveside service will be at Fairfield Cemetery, at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 29.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Fairfield United Methodist Church building fund.

Donald Delano Strode, 91, of Lexington died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Kendal.

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Donald Delano Strode, 91, of Lexington died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Kendal.

He was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Wilder, Idaho, a son of Don Lee Strode and Ruth VanAtta Strode. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Julia M. Strode.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and retired as a wildlife biologist from the U.S. Forest Service.

Surviving are his children, Dan Strode of Springfield, Donna Strode of Keswick, Peggy Strode Pfeuffer of Raleigh, N.C., and Shirley Strode Coffey of Cincinnati Ohio; seven grandchildren, and six and a half great-grandchildren.

A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery by the Rev. Norman Tippens. A memorial service and reception at Kendal will take place at 3 p.m. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Madison County Historical Society, which houses the Strode Collection of Native American Artifacts, P.O. Box 467 Madison VA 22727.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

Patricia J. Lawless, 71, wife of the late Randall O. Lawless, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at her home.

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She was born in Rockbridge County, the daughter of Hazel Adair Saunders Jarvis and the late Clinton Boyce Jarvis. She was the director of preschool at Brodaus Memorial Baptist Church in Richmond and at Shenandoah Preschool in Lexington.
Surviving in addition to her mother of Lexington are three sons, Matthew and Nathan Utz both of Atlanta, Ga., and Billy Utz of Roanoke; a daughter, Sandi Rutan of Conway, S.C.; 15 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Julia Evelyn Higgins, 89, of Lexington died March 23

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Julia Evelyn Higgins, 89, of Lexington died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

Born July 5, 1924, in Santa Maria, Calif., she was a daughter of the late Joseph M. Souza and Phyllis Nunez Souza. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Wilbert Higgins Sr., and one sister, Dorothy Reitz.

Mrs. Higgins was a member of the Bible Church at Rockbridge.

Surviving are one son, Emory W. Higgins Jr.; two daughters, Susan Marlene Bennington and Carol Nair; one brother, Wilfred Souza; one sister, Viola Mead; special friend, Edith Smith; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Harrison Funeral Home with the Rev. George Warden officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer A.R. Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

 

Earl Eugene Evans, 73, of Buena Vista died March 18

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 Earl Eugene Evans, 73, of Buena Vista died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his home.

He was born May 19, 1940, in South Hill, a son of the late Joe Evans and Ruby Jackson Evans.

Mr. Evans was in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962. He was a member of the Smith Mountain Moose Lodge and he loved fishing, boating, NASCAR races, pool and Wii bowling.

Surviving are wife of 22 years, Pam Evans; daughter, Tammy Carter of Buena Vista; brother, Billy Evans of Buena Vista; sister, Mable Taylor of Powhatan; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home, 1954 Chestnut Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 21.

Arrangements are by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service.