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Dora Belle Black Hughes, 96, died Monday, March 31, 2014.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Dora Belle Black Hughes, 96, died Monday, March 31, 2014.

She was born at Forks of Buffalo in Amherst County on Jan. 13, 1918, daughter of the late James Edward Black and Christine Franklin Black. She attended the Moss Rock School located near the Forks of Buffalo. When able to, Mrs. Hughes attended Piney Hill Baptist Church. On Sept. 9, 1936, she was married to Elie “Taft” Hughes, now deceased.

She loved her mountain home, farm animals and her gardens. She was a hard worker, but had a pleasant life.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home by the Rev. Arnold Bradley. Burial will follow at Hughes Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the funeral home.

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

William "Buddy" Roscoe Higgins Jr., 67, of Buena Vista died March 28

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William “Buddy” Roscoe Higgins Jr., 67, of Buena Vista, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Higgins was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Rockbridge County, the son of William Higgins Sr. and Mary Hostetter Higgins. Besides his parents, his wife, Peggy Higgins, preceded him in death.

Mr. Higgins is survived by his two sons, William “Billy” Higgins III, and Danny Higgins and wife Pam; grandchildren, Taylor, Dylan and Mikayla Higgins; and sister, Jean Moore.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jay Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of Arrangements.

James Owen Kesler Jr., 79, of Lexington died March 27

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James Owen Kesler Jr., 79, of Lexington died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

Born July 26, 1934, in Lexington, he was a son of the late James Owen Kesler Sr. and Meda Harlow Kesler.

Mr. Kesler was a member of the Marvin United Methodist Church, and retired after 38 years of service from Virginia Military Institute as the manager of the laundry department. James also was a 60-year member of the Odd Fellow Lodge and loved to fish and hunt.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Cathaline C. Kesler; one son, Theodore S. “Peppy” Kesler and wife Patricia; one granddaughter, Catherine Ann Kesler; one sister, Peggy Siron, all of Lexington.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Dale Crosby and Brother Derryl LaFave officiating. Burial will follow at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

 

 

Sharon Chittum Duff, 57, of Buena Vista died March 27

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 Sharon Chittum Duff, 57, or Buena Vista died Thursday, March 27, 2014.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1956, in Rockbridge County, a daughter of the late Edith G. Chittum.

She is survived by a son, Jason Derek Duff; and a brother, Kenneth E. Chittum.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, at the Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. W. David Bain. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the church.

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

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.