Scott Wayne Hickman, 55, of Bedford, died Monday, July 1, 2019 in Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Washington, PA on August 26, 1963 a son of Teresa Sacco Love and husband, Henry Love and the late, Paul Wayne Hickman.  In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Kim Dugan Hickman; his son, Trevor Hickman; his aunt, Judy Sacco.  The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 pm Friday, July 5, 2019 at Bedrock Community Church, 402 E. Main Street, Bedford.  A Celebration of his Life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Bedrock Community Church.  Burch Messier Funeral Home, 317 West Main Street, Bedford (540-586-7360) is assisting the family.

 

Betty Zane Dooley Miller, 87, of Bedford died Monday July 1, 2019 She was born in Bedford, VA March 2, 1932 a daughter of the late Noah Bernice Dooley and Beth Hawkins Dooley. Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lewis Miller, Jr.. Betty retired from Rubatex and was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church. Betty is survived by one sister Ruby D. Key and husband, Bernard C.; Niece: Brenda Parker who Betty considered her daughter; and numerous other family and friends. A Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday July 3, 2019 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel with Pastor Greg Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Burch Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, VA 24523. Burch Messier Funeral Home, 317 West Main Street, Bedford (540-586-7360) is assisting the family.

 

 

Alice Wilson Craig, 74, of Bedford, died Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her residence.  She was born in Bedford on July 2, 1944, a daughter of the late Robert Herman Wilson and Alice Emma Hopkins Wilson.  She was a member of Bedford Church of God.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Vernon Otha Craig, Jr.  She is survived by her daughters, Debra Craig Hurt and husband, Michael J. Hurt, Sr. of Roanoke; Dorinda Craig Spangler and husband, Dewayne Spangler of Bedford; her grandchildren, Kimberly H. Holt and husband, Michael; Michael J. Hurt, Jr. and wife, Mindy; great-grandchildren, Micah Holt, Clara Holt, Isaac Hurt and Israel Hurt. Her beloved pets, C.J. and Sophie; her sisters, Helen Steen, Mary Gibson, Joella DeWhitt; a brother, Ronald Shadrack Wilson; numerous nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360 

 

 

Luther Willard Hardy, 64, of Roanoke went to his heavenly home on June 30, 2019. He was a resident at South Roanoke Rehab. Luther was Preceded in death by his first wife Bonnie T. Hardy and second wife Joyce Hardy; father, Joseph Ralph Hardy; stepfather, Joseph H. Holland; sons, Edward T. Goad, James F. Goad; sisters, Lula Brough, Carolyn Pierce, Pamula Hardy, brothers Clinton Hardy, Howard Hardy. Luther is survived by his mother Lena M. Holland; daughter Loretta Roberts and husband J.C. ; sisters Joyce Underwood, Lois Carr, Lilly Craighead and husband James, Erline Eldridge and husband Howard ; brothers Danny Hardy and wife Mary, Ralph Hardy and wife Jerri, Ricky Hardy and wife Leona, Mike Hardy and wife Vicki, Robert Holland and wife Sara; a host of grandchildren and Great-grandchildren; Fur baby Cujo; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends. A celebration of life will held 3:00pm July 20, 2019 at Roanoke Congregational Holiness Church, 349 Mountain Ave. Roanoke Va. 24016. 

 

Jeffrey Alan Bavely, 55, of Bedford, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019. He was born in Lynchburg, VA on June 3, 1964 a son of John Paul Bavely, Jr. and Donna Booth Bavely. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Paul Bavely, III, John Nelson Bavely; and his maternal and paternal grandparents. Jeff was employed at Medi Home as a respiratory therapist. He sang in the Chancel Choir at Main Street United Methodist Church and he loved golf and fishing. He was loved by everyone and he never met a stranger. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Sara Bierer Bavely; brother, James Bavely and shoulder bumping sister-in-law, Tammy; nephew, James “Vinnie” Bavely, II; goddaughter, Rosie Preston; godson, James Jones III; mother-in-law, Barbara Bierer; fur-children, Jasper and Oscar; and numerous other family and friends. A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Ecklund officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.

 

Carl Edward Barton, 64, of Bedford, died Monday, June 24, 2019. He was born in Bedford, VA on July 26, 1954 a son of the late Juanita Barton Fizer and step-son of the late Melvin G. Fizer. In addition to his mother and step-father he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael “Tommy” Barton and brother-in-law, John B. Carter. Carl was an endowed member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and visited the Holy Temple. He is survived by his brother, Kevin Fizer; sisters, Rebeca Carter, Charlene Douglas and husband Scott; six nieces and nephews, seven great-nieces and nephews, and four great-great-nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Virginia Memorial Park, with President Tim Edward officiating. Family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1325 Longwood Ave, Bedford, VA 24523. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.

 

Mildred Heck Orange Carter, 80, of Thaxton, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019. She was born on July 20, 1938 a daughter of the late Otto Thomas Heck and Mary Orange Heck. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a step-son, Timmy Carter; five brothers, Marvin, Otey, Andrew, James and George Heck; and four sisters, Violet, Mary, Josephine, and Lula Heck. Mildred is survived by her husband, Obie Lewis Carter, Sr.; sons, Mike Orange and wife Donna, Richard Orange, Danny Orange; step-son, Obie Carter, Jr.; one brother, Ray Heck and wife Mary; two sisters, Pauline St. Clair, Faye Carter and husband Tommy; ten grandchildren, Dexter Wright, Michael Orange, Jr. Samantha Orange, Allen Orange, Ryan Orange, Haleigh Orange, Danny Orange, Jr. and wife Kyndale, Rebecca Orange, Justin Hiner, Briana Carter; three great-grandchildren, Camden Dooley, Carlee Dooley, Owen Carter; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2019 at Cool Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Earl Ragland, Rev. Eric Pennington, and Price Parker, Jr. officiating. Family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St. Bedford. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.

 

Marjorie Ann “Margie” Woods Arthur, 80, of Bedford, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019. She was born in Bedford County on December 7, 1938 a daughter of the late Houston Walter Woods and Hattie Stinnette Woods. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Durwood Arthur. Margie was a member of Timber Ridge Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Richard Arthur and wife Lisa; a daughter, Rhonda Campbell and husband Tim; grandchildren, Timmy Campbell and wife Lindsey, Michael Arthur and fiancée, Cecily Marker, Matthew Arthur and wife Kelsey; great-grandson, Archer Campbell. A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Timber Ridge Baptist Church with Pastor Phil Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 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.

 

Dr. Lora Johnson Padgett, 54, of Bedford, died Monday, June 10, 2019. She was born in Bedford, VA on May 1, 1965 a daughter of Floyd Jasper Johnson and wife Thelma and the late Mary Ann Johnson. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Edward Padgett. Lora was a Registered Nurse and taught nursing at ECPI. She was a member of Bedford Baptist Church. In addition to her father she is survived by three sisters, Marjorie Robinson, Gina Hession, Julie Lascell; three brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Bedford Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. David L. Henderson officiating. Family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., on Friday, at Burch-Messier Walnut St. Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Bedford Baptist Church.Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.