Always one to have a constant smile on his face, a true gentleman driven to serve his fellow man, a man who was passionate and loving to his family, and caring and honest to his friends, Lowell went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday night, June 20, 2020. Lowell was a resident of Forest, Va., but prior to that, he spent 34 years working and living in the City of Lynchburg. Though he spent the majority of his life in Central Virginia, Lowell's story actually began in Lee County, Virginia, where he was born to the late Grover Glenn Terry and Nellie Johnson, on February 5, 1942. He was the second oldest of their children, which include his oldest sister, Joyce Ann Carter of Salem, Va.; his brother, Winston D. Terry of Flatwoods, Va.; and his youngest sister, Donna Williams, of Saginaw, Mich. He was a graduate of Jonesville High School, and it was during his time in Jonesville that he met the love of his life, his wife, of almost 56 years, Brenda Joyce Lampkin Terry. After high school, Lowell began his college career at Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tenn. From there, he transferred to Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he began his lifelong support of Virginia Tech, and found his life's passion in the school motto of Ut Prosim, "That I May Serve". Upon graduation in May 1965, he accepted a job with the Virginia Department of Highways, and he and his new bride, moved to Richmond, Va. A brief transfer to Northern Virginia as Traffic Engineer for Arlington and Fairfax Counties preceded his move to Lynchburg in 1967, as the District Traffic Engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation. One year later, he accepted a position as Traffic Engineer for the City of Lynchburg, a position he proudly held for 31 years. Once Lowell and Brenda settled in Lynchburg, he quickly began a lifetime of service. Lowell was a long-time member and Deacon of Chestnut Hill Baptist Church. He was an active member and past President of the Lynchburg Exchange Club. He is a Master Mason and former Worshipful Master of the Edward N. Eubank Lodge, a member of the Lynchburg Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and a former member of the Lynchburg Shriners Club. After 7 years in Lynchburg, Lowell and Brenda welcomed the birth of their son Jeffrey "Jeff" Scott Terry of Saint Petersburg, Fla. Lowell continued to serve the City of Lynchburg and the Commonwealth of Virginia, through leadership positions as a charter member and member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company and as President of the Virginia Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. During this time, he also pursued graduate school education at Lynchburg College. Once Lowell retired in 1999, he was able to enjoy more of his favorite activities including golf, many Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) football and basketball games, traveling with his family, concerts, and multiple annual trips to Myrtle Beach. Lowell loved the water and any opportunity to enjoy a meal or drink outdoors, especially with dear friends or family. In recent years, Lowell has fought a courageous battle against Atypical Parkinsonism, specifically Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration, and has continued to serve others by participating in multiple research studies to benefit patients and their families. Lowell left a legacy of love and service behind, and he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; son, Jeff; siblings, Joyce, Winston and Donna; two Aunts, Reeda Johnson and Thelma Alder; one Uncle, Fred Terry; as well as eight nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. A memorial service in celebration of Lowell's life will take place at Tharp Funeral Home on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the afternoon, with the Reverend Randy Bower and the Reverend Ian McManamey, officiating. The family will also receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, July 24, 2020, from 6 until 8 p.m. As a tribute to Lowell's lifetime commitment to service, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either: Chestnut Hill Baptist Church (5225 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, VA, 24502) or CurePSP at 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001 or online at psp.org/iwanttohelp/ways-to-give. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory
Christopher Stewart Elliott, 59, of Rustburg, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his residence. He was the husband of Donna Crist Elliott. Born in Lynchburg on January 2, 1961, he was a son of Glenna Whitaker Carr and her husband R.B. "Butch" Carr Jr. and the late Curtis M. Elliott. He was a warehouse manager at Mail America and a member of Mountain View Church of God. In addition to his wife, and mother, he is survived by three daughters, Christina M. Gilbert and her husband, Christopher W. of Rustburg, Lauren M. Elliott of Rustburg, and Alexis N. Elliott and her companion Will of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Mark H. Elliott of Rustburg and Timothy Elliott and his wife, Rebecca of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Kaylie, Chris Jr., and Caleb Gilbert. In order to respect his wishes, there will be no services. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com. Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.
David Jennings Puckette Sr., 95, of Madison Heights, died on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the home of his daughter. He was the son of the late, William Henry Puckette and Willie Pillow Puckette. He was preceded in death by his first wife, of 54 years, Rachel Wilkinson Puckette; six brothers; and four sisters; and a special friend, Margie. He was born September 22, 1924, in Campbell County. He was a member of New Chapel Church and former member of Rustburg Baptist Church. David is survived by his second wife, Nancy Joy Puckette of Rustburg; four children, Shirley Edwards (David) of Lynchburg, David Puckette Jr. (Linda) of Amelia, Violet Esposito (Claude) of Madison Heights, Willie Puckette of Gladys; and one stepson, Shawn Pillow (Belinda) of Phenix; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; and special friends, Becky and Lisa. The family would like to thank Seven Hills Hospice for excellent care. Due to Covid concerns, a private graveside funeral will be held with the Reverend Rick Cole officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American heart Association or Rustburg Baptist Church. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory
December 26, 1937 - June 26, 2020 Peggy McMasters Tinnell, 82, of Lynchburg, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020. She was the wife of John William "Buddy" Tinnell Jr. for 57 years. Born in Lynchburg on December 26, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Elwood McMasters and Elizabeth Crist Redmond and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Tinnell Moyer. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and attended St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Scott Tinnell, John W. Tinnell III, Kelly T. Hill, Terri T. Banks; four grandchildren, Kendall Tinnell "Kristy", Mackenzie Moyer "Andrew Ewing", William Charles Tinnell, Madison Tinnell; great grandson, Leyton Tinnell; a sister, Shirley Smoot; sister in law, Eleanor Kidd; son in law, Robbie L. Moyer "Anita Gill"; number of nieces, nephews and Rhonda and Courtney Tinnell. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Fort Hill Memorial Park by the Rev. Rick Ewing. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Heritage Funeral Service, 427 Graves Mill Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider St. Andrew Presbyterian Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, (434) 239-2405 is assisting the family. Memories and thoughts may be shared with at www.heritagefuneralandcremation.com.
February 1, 1929 - June 26, 2020 Ruth Walthall Frazier, 91, of Altavista died on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Runk & Pratt Liberty Ridge. She was the wife of the late Carroll Reid Frazier. She was born February 1, 1929, in Campbell County, a daughter of the late Elwood Grey Walthall and Stella Stowers Walthall. She worked for many years as a part-time book keeper for several local businesses until becoming a librarian at Staunton River Memorial Library. Ruth was an active member of the United Methodist Women at Lane Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Altavista Woman's Club for many years. Ruth enjoyed playing bridge and socializing with friends and family. She is survived by two daughters, Kay Frazier Hubbard and her husband, Dean of Altavista and Sandra Frazier Burnette and her husband, Rob of Kennesaw, GA; and three grandchildren, Rebecca Hubbard Hayes and her husband, Zak, Richard Hubbard and Bryce Burnette. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Shirley Pulley, Helen Sumpter and Zada Crews. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Finch & Finch Chapel, Altavista by the Rev. Ben Horrocks with interment to follow in Mount Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery. If you are more comfortable you may tune-in to 87.9 FM on your radio to listen to the service while within your automobile in the parking lot. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. and other times at the residence of her daughter Kay Hubbard, 1907 Bedford Ave., Altavista, VA 24517. The family would like to thank the staff of Runk & Pratt at Liberty Ridge for their love and care. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Lane Memorial United Methodist Church, 1201 Bedford Avenue, Altavista, VA 24517. Please visit the online tribute at www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com to share a memory or send a condolence to the family. Finch & Finch Funeral & Cremation Service 809 Main Street, Altavista, VA
February 22, 1926 - June 23, 2020 A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 Graves Mill Road. To view a complete obituary and to share memories and thoughts, please go to www.heritagefuneralandcremation.com. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory
Jullian "JuJu" Cortez Arrington, 17, from Altavista, Va., currently living in Columbus Ohio, went to be with the Lord in Lynchburg Va., on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Jullian was born in Lynchburg Va., on May 16, 2003, to Quinthnie Martin and Galen Jackson. He attended elementary and middle school in Altavista Va., where he played basketball. He was currently a high school student at Pickerington Central/Eastland-Fairfield Career Center where he was in the pre-engineering program. He was a member of Columbus Christian Center where he was an active member of the youth program U-Turn. He was currently working his first job at Raising Cane's after school. When he wasn't at school or working, he was up all-night playing video games. He loved playing basketball and riding bikes with his mom. He had a smile that would light up a room and he was a stranger to no one. He was the biggest kid at heart and loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his parents, Quinthnie "Poohlooh"Martin, Galen Jackson and his step-father, Eric Jackson; his grandparents, John Arrington, Jeannette Arrington, Barbra Martin, and Nathaniel Hall; his aunt and uncles, Heather (Luis) Vaca-Guzman, Jade (Fred) Morris, Samantha (Chad)Tucker, Dustin (Kyle)Lee, and Caleb (Jamie)Arrington, Michael (Tanya) Martin, Jermaine (Kendra) Martin, Kunta Martin; his cousins, Diamond, Latoya, Michaela , Jasmin, Zoe, India, Makalya, Bishop, Trey, Adriana, Jeramiah, Cecily, Kenady, Ava, Liam, Mia, Zane, Charlotte, Hazel, Rowen, Anita, Eli and Silas. A visitation service will be held at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg, Va. 24502 from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2020. The church service will be at Tree Of Life Ministries at 2812 Greenview Dr. Lynchburg,Va, 24502 on Monday, June 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Presbyterian Cemetery. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family. To send condolences please visit, www/tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory
March 7, 1935 - June 23, 2020 It is with great sadness that the family of Richard Meade Geoghegan, announce his passing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the age of 85. He is survived by his son, Richard Meade Geoghegan Jr and his daughter, Mary Marshall Matzell, a Pharmacist in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Geoghegan was born in Chase City, Virginia, of the late Wayde Marshall Geoghegan and Nancy Meade Geoghegan. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Samantha Robinson Geoghegan, his brother Wayde Marshall Geoghegan Jr, and his daughter Gracie Robinson Geoghegan. After the untimely death of his parents in an automobile accident in 1952, Mr. Geoghegan and his brother were in the care of his uncle, Gordon B. Eubank, at which time he gained another "brother" in Gordon B. Eubank Jr. Mr. Geoghegan attended Chase City High School in Chase City, Virginia and St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Virginia where he played on the football team. He attended college at Hampden-Sydney in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia and The Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Geoghegan was very well liked and highly regarded among friends and family. The Headmaster of St. Christopher's School once wrote of Mr.Geoghegan in a letter home, "He is an unusually fine boy and has carried his troubles like a man". Mr.Geoghegan worked as a Pharmacist in and around Lynchburg, Virginia for over 50 years. He started at Robertson's Drug and went on to own Boonsboro Drug and then Madison Pharmacy and half of Lovingston Drug Store. Mr.Geoghegan and the staff at Madison Pharmacy served the communities of Madison Heights and Amherst, Virginia for over 35 years. Growing up in the Episcopal Church of St. John's in Chase City, Virginia and throughout his adult years in Lynchburg, Virginia at St.John's Episcopal Church, Mr.Geoghegan was an active member and supporter. He loved spending time with family and friends, whether it be watching a football game or a week at the beach or traveling abroad. He just loved to go! Mr.Geoghegan was an antique car enthusiast, especially Jaguars. He enjoyed showing and judging Jaguars and other European models in competitions and won numerous awards. After a National Championship award, he and Samantha were invited to meet Jay Leno and tour his garage, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Having grown up during World War II, Mr.Geoghegan took a great interest in both World War I and World War II. The Geoghegan, Meade, and Eubank families served their country in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. His grandfather was a Captain and his uncle and guardian, Gordon Eubank Sr was a prisoner of war in Germany in World War II. A service will be held at St. John's Church in Lynchburg, Virginia on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 11 a.m. in the morning. In lieu of flowers, one may make donations to The National D-Day Memorial- Bedford, Virginia, The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, or your favorite animal shelter/adoption center such as Danny & Ron's Rescue. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory
November 3, 1925 - March 22, 2020 Jim passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the age of 94, after a life he described as happy and blessed and his family lovingly and gratefully appreciated as well lived. Please visit HillandWood.com. His wife, Julia Spies Dunstan; children, James C. Dunstan Jr. (Sarah), Robert W. Dunstan (Mary Ellen) and Elizabeth Dunstan Maddux (Chuck); eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren invite his extended family and friends to share in Jim's remembrance in a belated celebration. A funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 401 Alderman Rd., Charlottesville, Va., on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. Due to current covid restrictions, St. Thomas requires preregistration of participants at the following link, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dunston-memorial-mass-tickets-110397696482. Registration on site is also available ending a half hour before the ceremony. There is a reception to follow at Farmington Country Club. The family invites you to attend only if you are willing and able to observe the current COVID restrictions which include mandatory masks.
Robert B. Lloyd, long-time resident of 9 Riverview Place, Lynchburg, Virginia, died on Friday, June 19, 2020, at The Summit Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lynchburg. He was born in Toledo, Ohio 10 July 1926, the son of Marshall Wesley Lloyd and Rachael Marie Navarre. His wife Angela Davies Pardington died in 1987. Professor Lloyd was educated at Oberlin College, B. A. (Phi Beta Kappa), and The Johns Hopkins University, M. A. and Ph. D.; he came to Lynchburg in 1958 to assume the chairmanship of the Department of Latin (later Classics) at Randolph-Macon Woman's College (RMWC), having previously taught at Oberlin College in Ohio and Cornell College in Iowa Before his retirement in 1992, he served RMWC for 34 years in various ranks. He was in the first group of those chosen to hold Dana Professorships and later became the initial occupant of the Mary Frances Williams Chair in the Humanities, the College's first fully endowed professorship and held this emeritus status at the time of his death. He was also a recipient of the Gillie A. Larew award for distinguished teaching. Professor Lloyd was awarded many scholarships and fellowships over the years, first in support of his education, and later to underwrite research, travel and further studies. Among these awards were: a Fulbright research fellowship in Italy; two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities for summer seminars at The American Academy in Rome; and grants from the Ford Foundation and RMWC for summer study at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and travel in Italy and Sicily. His articles and reviews have appeared in such periodicals as The American Journal of Philology, The American Journal of Archaeology, Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Encyclopedia Britannica and Enciclopedia Virgiliana (Italy). He was charter reviewer for Choice, a publication of the American Library Association, which published his reviews for over 25 years. Professor Lloyd was a member of a number of professional organizations, among them: The American Philological Association; Archaeological Institute of America, serving the Lynchburg Society at various times as secretary president; Classical Association of the Middlewest and South; Classical Association of Virginia in which he held various posts including the presidency; and Vergilian Society of America. The last he served as Trustee; was several occasions a director of their summer programs at the Villa Vergiliana at Cuma (near Naples) and in Rome; and for a time was editor of their publication Vergilius. In addition to his teaching duties at RMWC he served, often as chairman, on most of the College's standing committees as well as those of special purpose, e.g., Dean and Presidential Search, and held offices in the local chapters Phi Beta Kappa and American Association of University Professors. He also was elected Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees. Among ancillary activities were giving courses in the College's summer programs in Rome and Florence and teaching advanced placement Latin at Seven Hills School in Lynchburg. He was active for many years in L'Alliance Francaise de Lynchburg and was honored with life membership on its Board of Trustees. He is survived by his son, Robert B. Lloyd Jr. and his wife, Lisa Anderson-Lloyd; and their children, Mary Lloyd (Sarah K. Allen) and Wesley Lloyd (Kathleen (Seely) Lloyd); by his son, Marshall D. Lloyd and his wife, Lucia (Kendall) Lloyd and their children, Kendall Lloyd and Mary Lloyd; by his son; John Lloyd and his daughter, Angela Travis; and by his daughter, Celia Lloyd. He is survived by four great-grandchildren, Kyle Lloyd, Elise Lloyd, Sawyer Lloyd and Miles Lloyd. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Diuguid funeral Service & Crematory Wiggington Rd. Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Roberts, officiating. Visitation for family and freinds will be from 9:30 until the time of service. Burial to follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, one might want to consider a contribution to the scholarship fund created in his name by former students on the occasion of his retirement from RMWC, now known as Randolph College.