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Scheduled Services

Edna M. Welch, 77, of Bedford, died Monday, October 5, 2015. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 10, at Cool Springs Pentecostal Church with a burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, October 9, at Burch-Messier Walnut St. Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford.

Conya Lohmeyer, 68, of Bedford, died Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Arrangements pending.

Bobby Davis Thomas, 77, of Bedford, died Saturday, October 3, 2015. No services will be held.

Sarah "Sally" McArdle, 72, of Huddleston, died Thursday, September 24, 2015. A Celebration of Life will be held 2 - 6 p.m., Saturday, October 17, at Saunders Volunteer Fire Department, 12253 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston.

Ellen Grace Johnson, 89, of Colorado, died Monday, September 28, 2015. Arrangements pending.

Heribert Knelles, 77, of Forest, died Sunday, September 27, 2015. No services will be held.















































































































































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Memorial tributes can be made in a number of ways; donations to charities, floral arrangements, cards, food and visits. We also offer online condolences for individuals who cannot attend the service or visitation.

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Long After

From the initial consultation and long after everything is there, you can count on help from Burch-Messier to help you with any final estate matters as well as help with grief counseling.


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