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Obituaries

Freddie Mark Markham

Markham Freddie 1Freddie Mark Markham, 65, of Big Island, died Wednesday, October 31, 2018. He was born in Bedford on September 19, 1953, a son of the late Harold Markham and Elizabeth Goff Markham. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Norris Markham; and a sister, Janet Phelps. Freddie loved being in Big Island and loved the outdoors and he lived life his way. He is survived by his brothers, William “Lee" Markham and wife Leslie, Robert Markham, Chanan Markham and wife Rachel, Anthony Markham and wife Victoria; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family. A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Hunting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.

Scheduled Services


John Francis Finnegan, Jr., died Sunday, May 12, 2019. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Resurrection Catholic Church, 15353 Moneta Rd, Moneta, VA. A visitation will be held one hour prior beginning at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 13586 Old Moneta Rd, Moneta, VA.


Charles Benjamin Russell, 95, of Bedford, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A memorial service will be held 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Bower Center, 305 N Bridge St, Bedford, VA 24523.


Gary Gile, 69, of Bedford, died Monday, May 20, 2019. Arrangements pending.