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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.

 

 

Marjorie Little Tucker, 88, of Lexington died Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

 

Marjorie Little Tucker, 88, of Lexington died Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg.

Born Oct. 29, 1925, in Rockbridge Baths, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Franklin Little and Susie Miller Little. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Boyce Tucker Sr.; two sisters, Betty Overcash and Josephine Bower; and a brother, Charles Henry Little.

Surviving are children Ava Virginia Tucker and Philip Clayton of Lexington, Mary Sue Oas and husband Lee of Rockbridge Baths, Samuel Tucker and wife Heidi of Chantilly, Marie Sutcliffe and husband, Glen of Bethesda, Md., and Jo Ann Thomas and husband Mike of Rockbridge Baths; siblings Kathleen Painter of Lexington, Alma Bernier of Maryland, Dorothy Zimmerman and J.W. Little, both of Staunton; 10 grandchildren, Blair, Joseph, Tucker, Ava, Marjorie and husband Nick, Patrick, Trey, Noah, Nicole and husband Jamie, and Ben; five great-grandchildren, Christopher, Nora, Will, Caleb and Levi.

Marjorie was a life member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women Circle. With a heart of a servant she cared for her family and community. Along with her own family, she was like a second mother to many children and always had room in her heart and time in her day for one more child.Her kind words, bright smile and loving heart made friends out of strangers. Her love for the elderly was evident in the number of senior friends she cared for. She served in the Stonewall Jackson Auxiliary Hospital as a Pink Lady and Thrift Store volunteer. Marjorie’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to their church family at Bethesda, Marjorie’s family of friends at the Lexington House, Dr.Laura Kornegay and staff, the emergency room staff at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital, the Lexington Fire and EMT Team, the PHI Air Care 5 and the Medical Teams at Lynchburg General and Virginia Baptist Hospitals that provided excellent Stroke, Palliative and Hospice care.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Christina Tutterow and the Rev. Bernard Bangley. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends after the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, VA.

 

Kyle Seal of Covington died March 14

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                Mr. Kyle Edward Seal, age 78, of Covington, died Friday, March 14, 2014. He was the husband of the late Beulah Mae Craig Seal.

                Mr. Seal was born July 10, 1935, in Rocky Hollow, W.Va., the son of the late Robert Trenton Seal and Geneva Ira Hazelwood Seal. 

                Mr. Seal is survived by two sons, Douglas Trenton Seal and wife Delores of Lexington and Dwayne Edward Seal and wife Lisa of Covington; three grandchildren; three sisters; and a number of nieces and nephews.

                Mr. Seal was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

                A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with Rev. Johnnie Mize officiating.  Interment followed in Alleghany Memorial Park.

Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.

               

               

 

 

 

Nettie Higgins Carter, 83, of Lexington died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

She was born July 1, 1930, in Rockbridge County a daughter of Harry Higgins and Virginia Smith Higgins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John Justice Carter.

Mrs. Carter was a member of the Bible Church at Rockbridge and loved gardening and working with her flowers.

Surviving are one son, John Joseph Carter; two daughters, Margaret C. Fauber and Clara C. Hall, all of Lexington; one sister, Bessie H. Jarvis of Fairfield; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Harrison Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. George Warden. Burial will follow at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the funeral home.

Ruby Claytor Lawhorne, 85, died March 11

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Ruby Claytor Lawhorne, 85, formerly of Glasgow, died March 11, 2014, at the Woodview Nursing Home in South Boston.

She was born March 19, 1928, in Rockbridge County, the daughter of Brenard Guy and Gracie Camden Claytor. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Charles Edward Lawhorne Jr., in 2012.

Mrs. Lawhorne is survived by her youngest brother, Brenard Rudolph Claytor of Glasgow; her four children, Michael Kent Lawhorne of Smithfield, Lissa Lawhorne Eggleston of Midlothian, Barry Keith Lawhorne of Poquoson and Paul Brian Lawhorne of South Boston; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Rick Ramsey.  Burial will follow at Mount Zion Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Contributions may be made to Calvary Brethren Church, 1365 Woodland Ave., Buena Vista, VA 24416.