73, of Glasgow, VA passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St., Bedford. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.


Callie Louise Carter Dooley, 84, of Thaxton died Thursday, May 30, 2019. She was born in Bedford, Virginia on November 11, 1934 a daughter of the late Henry Jackson Carter and Ellen Heck Carter. Callie was also preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Dooley, Sr.; four sisters; and one brother. Callie is survived by four sons, Leonard (Len) Dooley and partner Peggy Steptoe, Rucker Dooley and wife Karen, John (Top Cat) Dooley Jr. and wife Melody, Marvin (Doodie) Dooley; one daughter, Anita D. Robertson; sister, Nelda Ruff; brother, Otey Carter; grandchildren, Brian Robertson, Mandy Robertson, Ereck Dooley and wife Sarah, Kendra Dooley Parker, Zana Smith and husband Scott, Jordan Overstreet and husband Wesley, Tiffany Steptoe; great-grandchildren Alex Robertson, Delaney Smith, McKenzy Bowyer, Reagan Robertson, Matthew Robertson, Jackson Dooley, Riley Parker, Madison Parker, Keaton Parker, Aniyah Goff; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family. Including a very special niece and caretaker for 6 years whom Callie loved with all her heart Janie Wilson. Our family would like to thank Centra Bedford Hospice for their love and care for our mother. You all were so loving and kind (Debbie, Rhonda, Allie, and Judy). A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2019 at Cool Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church 3453 Buffalo Run Rd., Thaxton, VA 24174 with Pastors Eric Pennington and Earl Ragland officiating. Burial will follow in Parker Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7:00 pm Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Burch-Messier Funeral Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, VA 24523. Burch-Messier Funeral Home is assisting the family.   (540-586-7360)




Mark David Artuhewich, 44, of Big Island, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was born in New Jersey, on August 21, 1974 a son of Harry John Artuhewich, Jr. and Marion Olree Artuhewich. He was an excellent father, an amazing husband, and put the needs of his family and friends needs before his own. He was a very caring and kind man and was loved by so many. Mark loved the Lord and was passionate about worshiping His Savior with the gifts that He provided him with. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Angela Dawn Artuhewich; four children, Dakota, Madison, McKenna, and Micah Artuhewich; sisters, Debbie Beattie and husband Mark, Linda Richards and husband Joe, Virginia Geiser and husband Lowell, Grace Dibi and husband Elias; brother, Harry Artuhewich; mother and father-in-law, Joyce and Jesse Overstreet; sister-in-law, Stephanie Webster and husband Josh; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Bedrock Community Church, 402 E. Main Street, Bedford, with Pastors Jonge Tate and Chris Dowd officiating. Family will receive friends 4:00-6:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Artuhewich Family Love Account or Angela Artuhewich. Donations can be made at any American National Bank or mailed to American National Bank, 207 N. Bridge St., Bedford, VA 24523. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral                                                                                                          Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.


MAXINE CROFT SANDERSON, 91, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Born on August 14, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Jake & Ida Croft of Bedford. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, William W. Sanderson “Billy”; and brothers, Ralph, Jeryl, Curtis and Jack Croft. She leaves behind 3 children, Janet Noell (Derrick), William Sanderson, Jr. (Judy) and Patricia Tinsley (Mike); 9 grandchildren, April Massie (Eric), Crystal Maddox (Alan), Greta Creasy (Brad), Jason Daniels (Traci), Josh Davis (Josie), Marlayna Vaughan (Corey), Noelle Guill (Tripp), Alina Dinwiddie (Tyler), and Watkins Sanderson; as well as 18 great grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers Fred, Maleon (Mary Liz), Kermit Croft; and a sister Linda Hubbard (Boyd); sister-in-law’s, Helen, Doris and Ann Croft; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Maxine will always be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and friends and the amazing meals she cooked often. She was a longtime member of the Sedalia Baptist Church and Northside Riding Club. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards and dancing.   She also loved traveling and was fortunate enough to see many places on her trips across the country with her parents and siblings. She had a bright smile and a twinkle in her bright blue eyes that would light up a room. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at Oakwood Manor for their excellent care, love and support. Visitation will be held at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel in Bedford, VA on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 5-7:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 1st at 11AM at Sedalia Baptist Church with the burial to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Maxine’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association or Oakwood Health & Rehab. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.



Edna “Memaw” Krebs completed her journey on earth in the company of her family on May 27, 2019. The daughter of Bill Reynolds and Ella Melissa Reynolds, she is survived by daughters Susan Page Krebs Lang and Melissa Cheryl Krebs, sons John Hamilton (Hank) Krebs Jr. (Terri) and Robert Bill Krebs (Tracy), her seven grandsons (John, Robert, Nick, Mack, Drew, Zachary and Levi) and three great grandkids (Kayleigh, Cloey, and Corbin). Memaw is also survived by a large extended family, including the nieces and nephew that she played a large role in raising, “Topsy,” Suzie, and Donnie, as well as her brothers William (Anne) and “Boss” (Christine), and her sisters Marie “Ree” (Edgar) and Charlotte (Al) including numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband John Hamilton Krebs, sister Betty Mae Reynolds Akers, and son-in-law Bill Rau. A lifetime Virginia resident, Edna has resided in Lynchburg since 1969. She taught in Franklin, Emporia, and Buena Vista before settling in at E. C. Glass high school for 21 years, where she taught math. Her students will always remember her pleasant personality and caring manner. Similarly, as the matriarch of West Lynchburg Baptist Church, Edna touched the entire community of parishioners. She took to heart the words of Micah 6:8: “to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with God,” prompting her to participate in a wide variety of church activities including Women’s’ Missionary Union, Senior Sunday School, and the pastoral selection committee. Edna baked bread and rolls every day for youth group fundraisers, the red truck ministry, and to support the E. C. Glass football team. She also had a heart for missions, supporting the Lottie Moon, Annie Armstrong and Alma Hunt offerings — believing that if you were not called to go, then you should support those who were. A service celebrating Edna’s life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 11:00 am EDT at West Lynchburg Baptist Church, 3031 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lynchburg Meals on Wheels(434) 847-0796 or the Lynchburg Southern Baptist Red Truck ministry (434) 316-8382. Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360, is assisting the family.


Elmer Eugene Jarrell, 76, of Altavista, died Thursday, May 23, 2019. He was born in West Virginia, on May 11, 1943 a son of the late Elmer Hite Jarrell and Gladys Robert Jarrell. He retired from the maintenance department for the Blue Ridge Parkway. Elmer is survived by his companion of 20 years, Barbara Pavek; four children, Greg Jarrell, Jeff Jarrell, Mike Jarrell, Tammie Horne; and eight grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, at Greenwood Cemetery, Bedford with Rev. Larry Ross officiating. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.


Abby Diana Bandy Wood, 56, of Goodview, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019. She was born in Tazewell, VA on June 19, 1962 a daughter of the late Thomas Bill Bandy and Sherron Bowling Bandy. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, David Bandy. She is survived by a son, Travis Perkins; three daughters, Crystal Wood, Jessica Fralin, and Ashley Fralin; three sisters, Yvonne Ross, Juanita Robbins, Lesia Wang; a brother, Thomas Bandy; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.


Gary Eugene Gile finished his course on earth on May 20, 2019 after an enduring battle with cancer. He drew his last breath in the peace and sanctity of his own home, without pain, in his favorite chair, and surrounded by the love and prayers of many. Gary passed away in faith, understanding that this world was not his home and that he was just passing through. Gary was born on Feb 12, 1950, in Wichita, KS to loving parents Chet and Wanda Gile, and was brother to two sisters, Lynda and Angela. In his early adult life, he attended two years at Wichita State University and received biblical training at the Way College of Emporia. From there he began his life as a Reverend and married his first wife of 31 years, Diane (now Diane Carr), serving in ministry together. He was blessed to father two biological children: a son, Taylor, and a daughter, Jamie. He was also a “spiritual father” and wonderful example to many others. Although a professional painter and wood refinisher by trade, Gary remained faithful in ministry for 45 years. He lived throughout the US, spreading the good news of the gospel and teaching God’s word. In 2005, he married his second wife of 13 years, Charee, and became a faithful step-father to her children: Jeff, Shea, and Carlin. Together as co-pastors, Gary and Charee founded Liberty Gate House of Prayer. Proclaiming the message that Jesus Christ will come back for an unspotted Bride, they emphasized intimacy with God through prayer, consecration, and repentance. They resided in their lovely home at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bedford VA and loved sitting on their backyard porch watching beautiful sunsets over the Peaks of Otter. Anyone that met Gary knew quickly that he was a joy to be around and his sense of humor was never lacking. His laugh was infectious and his kind heart was always a blessing. He was a devout man of God who studied the Scriptures daily.As an anointed leader with genuine humility, he endeavored to live his life for God and to make the most of his time here on earth. Among his favorite things was getting up very early to spend time in prayer and study, taking long walks, journaling, fishing, playing the accordion, and teaching one on one. He also loved to sing and enjoyed playing music with Charee. He was always quick to help someone in need and even quicker to forgive anyone who ever wronged him. His life and example of love and faith will continue to resound throughout all eternity. Gary is survived by his wife, Charee; Diane, the mother of his children; two children, Taylor and Jamie; three step-children, Jeff, Shea, and Carlin; three grandchildren, Christina, Blake, and Silas; one son-in-law, Lazarus; three daughters-in-law, Ally, Ju Yeon, and Amanda; one sister, Lynda; one great-aunt, Nelda; cousins, nieces, nephews, and a whole host of other earthly and spiritual family and friends who loved him very dearly. His life and legacy will continue on in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved him. Gary’s Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 2 PM, at Word of Life Evangelical Church located at 912 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA. The interment will be at Holy Land Cemetery, 1060 Jericho Road, Bedford, followed by food, fellowship, and a time of sharing fond memories at the Bedford Presbyterian Community Center across from the Farmers Market in Centertown Bedford. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360. And this is life eternal, that they may know thee, the only true God, and even Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.


Sherry K. Trostle Overly, of Appomattox, VA peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 after a courageous year long battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Jacob C. and Pauline F. Trostle. She is survived by her loving daughters, Bryanna M. (Matt) Moore and Shanell M. (Jay) Dotterer. In addition to her daughters she is survived by her siblings, Paulette (Frank) Kuhns, Claudette (Cheyenne) Coleman, Suzzette Workman, and Gary (Amy) Trostle. Sherry was a proud, loving grandmother to eight amazing grandchildren who will miss her dearly. She will also be missed by her extended family and many friends. The family would like to extend a huge loving THANK YOU to Jake Wise III for his continued love and support of Sherry. A memorial service will be held at a later date in PA. Donations can be made in Sherry’s memory to the Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center in Lynchburg, VA. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.


Barbara Jean Amos Overstreet, 68, of Bedford, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019. She was born on November 2, 1950 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Woodrow George Amos and Sadie Carter Collins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Robert Overtstreet; brothers, Paul Amos, Lewis Amos; and sister, Frances Walker. She was a support partner for Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital. Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Rhonda Renay Overstreet and Crystal Dawn Overstreet; one grandson, Bentley Sharpe; and two nieces, Debbie Lolless and Wanda Amos. Family will receive friends for a visitation 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St. Bedford, VA.