Mamie Craig Newman, 95, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2022.  She was born in Bedford County on August 6, 1927, a daughter of the late Paschal Hopkins Craig and Luettie Jane Stevens Craig.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Nathaniel Newman; brothers, Lewis “Pac” (Pauline), Billy (Beulah), Garrett “Big Boy” (Frances), Robert and Warren Craig (Bobbie); sisters, Isabell Craig Johnson (Claude), Eleanor Craig Newman (William); half-brother, Harold Craig (Mamie); half-sisters, Bevie, Hessie and Rose Bud.  She is survived by her children, Carolyn Newman Epperly (Lynwood); Johnie Michael “Mickie” Newman (Glenda); Donna Newman Stimeling (Sonny); Danny Allen Newman (Lisa); Vickie Newman Bentley (Kirt); Valerie Newman Wilson (Austin); Vanessa Newman Kent (Jay); also, a special sister-in-law, Gwendolyn “Bennie” Craig; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Friday, August 12, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bedford Church of God.  A Celebration of Life will be held 12 noon on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the Bedford Church of God with Pastor Dave Metz and Pastor Danny Newman officiating.  Burial will follow in Virginia Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Bedford Church of God, 1212 E. Main Street, Bedford, VA  24523. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.

Nancy Carroll Lindsay Arthur, 89, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022. She was born in Bedford County on April 8, 1933 a daughter of the late Thomas Carl Lindsay and Caroline Witt Lindsay. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Samuel Arthur; siblings, Wayne Olin Lindsay, Melvin Thomas Lindsay, Curtis Lewis Lindsay, Josephine Audrey Lindsey, and Frederick Neal Lindsay. Nancy attended New London Academy and was employed at Craddock-Terry Shoe Corporation and she retired from Rubatex Corporation. She was a lifelong member of Timber Ridge Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Carolyn Rose Arthur Bates (Clarence), Beverly Ann Arthur Stanley (Steve), Clayton Charles Riggs (Debbie); grandchildren, Patricia Riley (Justin), Eddie Dodson (Mikey), Brandon Dodson (Angel), Amanda Stanley, Michael Stanley (Kelly); Step-grandchildren, Clinton Bates, Calvin Bates (Cheri); great-grandchildren, Baylee Dodson, Sam Dodson, Max Dodson, Cedric Johnson, Lily Johnson, Stella Stanley; siblings, David Haden Lindsay, Donald Ray Lindsay and Ronald Jay Lindsay (both adopted as Girdner). A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel with Pastor Phil Kelley and Pastor Clayton Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in Virginia Memorial Park. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and all other times at the home of Carolyn Bates, 3627 Timber Ridge Road, Bedford. Memorial contributions can be made to Timber Ridge Baptist Church, 3234 Timber Ridge Road, Bedford, VA 24523. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.

Ira Dewey “Pete” Kirby, II, 80, of Bedford, died Tuesday, August 2, 2022, in Lynchburg General Hospital.  He was born in Bedford County on June 21, 1942, a son of the late Ira Dewey “Big Pete” Kirby and Wylema Gray Kirby. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and the Gideons. He was also an Eagle Scout. Pete retired after 38 years with Piedmont Label and enjoyed his family and church, mission trips and woodworking. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna Turner Kirby; two sons, James Gray Kirby and John Dewey Kirby; his granddaughters, Katherine Diane Kirby; Amber and Ashley Clark; and the mothers of his granddaughters, Tracy Bishop and Tammy Kirby; his sister, Judy Sue Kirby; his step-sister, Annette Overstreet (Glenn); his nieces, Lisa Herrera (Christopher); Lorinda Yates (Brad) and Tara Bryant (Chris). A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2022, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Owsley and Rev. Dawn Compton officiating.  Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.

 

 

 

Sherry Lynn Miller, wife, mother, grandmother and force of nature, died at home on Monday, August 1, 2022. Her passions for her family and all things feline or Yoda will be missed by her husband, Chris; her daughter and sons, nationwide family and friends. All are encouraged to enjoy a day out fishing and if you are so inclined, to donate in Sherry’s memory to your local food bank or animal shelter. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.