Johnny L. Carter, 78, of Bedford went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 7, 2021. He was born in Bedford, VA on October 30, 1942, a son of the late James Morris Carter and Geneva Wilkes Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Peggy L. Carter. Johnny was retired from Rubatex and was an avid Nascar fan. He was a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. He was a devoted father and grandfather and will be missed. He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Carter and Larry Flournoy; son, Timothy Carter and wife, Nancy; grandchildren, Emily Cook and husband, Petie, Dakota Carter and Lisa Coffey, Tiffany Wood; sister, Linda Goad and husband, Freddie; and many other family members whom he loved. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.

 

Robert Lee Fitch, 69 of Huddleston, VA. entered eternal rest on June 6, 2021@430pm.  He was born February 14, 1952.  Robert was a friendly man that had a way of making people feel accepted.  Robert never met a stranger and he cherished his relationships with his staff, friends, and family.  Robert loved fried chicken and he talked about eating at Bojangles and KFC every day.  He enjoyed attending church, listening to music, dancing and watching his favorite television programs (General Hospital and Westerns). Robert enjoyed creative storytelling as he often shared his adventures while living at Central Virginia Training Center.  He lived with his niece, Tracey and her husband, Brian Anderson, who own and operate Mountain View Residential, Inc.  for many years.  Robert loved his niece and often shared that she spoiled him. Robert was proceeded in death by his parents (James Fitch Sr. and Violet P. Fitch); four sisters, (Isabell Fitch, Mary Ana Fitch, Theresa Foreman and Betty Jean Mosley).  Robert leaves to cherish his memory his two brothers, (James and Frank Fitch); one sister, (Mattie Chambers); niece, Tracey and Brian Anderson; dedicated and loving caregivers; a host of nieces and nephews, friends and dedicated staff. Robert loved having a “cookout”.  The Anderson will host a cookout to share sentiments and memories of Robert at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Climbing Higher Ministries (CHM) at P.O. Box 202 Lynch Station, VA. 24571. CHM is ministry that is operated by Ray and Carla Eure.  CHM ministers to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360