Funeral Arrangements
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Chapel: 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, VA 24523 | Office/Visitation: 317 West Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523

Funeral Arrangements

At some time in our lives, most of us will make or assist in making funeral arrangements. This can mean making many decisions at a very difficult and emotional time. Funeral directors are there to offer help and guidance during one of life’s most difficult times, but there are things we suggest:

  • Be an informed consumer. Don’t be reluctant to ask questions.
  • Today there are a variety of options to meet your financial needs and wishes. Be sure to discuss all available options before making a decision.
  • When selecting a funeral director, choose one who is licensed and has a good reputation in the community.
  • Be prepared! Avoid the burden of making decisions while under emotional stress by organizing details with your funeral director ahead of time. Remember…preplanning doesn’t necessarily mean prepaying.
  • Plan a personalized ceremony or service to help you begin the healing process. Getting through grief is never easy but having a meaningful funeral or tribute will help.

Scheduled Services


Ralph Wilson Manspile, Sr., 81, of Bedford, died Friday, September 21, 2018. A visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 23, 2018, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford.


Roger Gene Fulton, 66, of Bedford, died Monday, September 17, 2018. A graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m., Sunday, September 23, at Greenwood Cemetery.


Mildred J. Weaver, 99, of Altavista, died Friday, September 21, 2018. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Penuel Baptist Church. A burial will follow in Altavista Memorial Park. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the church and other times at the home of Patsy Bailey, 402 Peerman School Road, Altavista.