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Obituaries

Wayne Stanley

Stanley Benjamin WayneBenjamin Wayne Stanley passed from this life Thursday December 6, 2018 at Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital from Heart Disease. He battled two types of cancer for 19 years. Born December 31, 1946 in Bedford, Virginia at the John Russell Hospital, a son of the late David Richard Lee Stanley and Ollie Belle Stevens Stanley. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Lee Stanley. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorine Artrip Davis Stanley of Bedford, VA; daughter’s, Lindsey Ann Stanley of Bedford, Alice Katherine (Kitty) Stanley Schofield and husband Greg of Tallahassee, Florida, son, Anthony Wayne (Tony) Stanley and wife Kelly- De Funiak of Springs, Florida, step–children, Jennifer Davis Dooley and husband Adam of Thaxton, VA; others, James Campbell, Shirley Campbell of Madison Heights, VA, Jay Campbell of Goode, VA.; grandchildren, Dakota Wayne Stanley, Virginia Elizabeth (Beth) Hammonds and husband Jacob, Wesley Schofield and wife Sabrina, Amber Schofield, Breanna Dooley, and Nathan Dooley; three great- grandchildren, Lacey, Annabelle and Paisley Alvis; brothers, David William Stanley and wife Frances, Kenneth Ray Stanley and wife Karen; sister, Genevieve S W Humphreys and husband Bob, all of Bedford, VA; dedicated brother-in-law, Rusty Robertson and wife Janice; mother-in-law, Dorothy Artrip, of Forest, VA; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins for whom he loved. Wayne worked for Rubatex Corp for twenty years and retired from Wheelabrator Abrasives as a Furnace Operator after nine years. He had a quiet spirit, loved the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoyed church attendance when his health allowed. He also had a big heart for animals and enjoyed helping to do farm work and going fishing and hunting.  His grandchildren called him “Paw, Paw”! He often said,” Where is my “Little buddy” speaking of Nathan if he could not see him. He was stubborn and that became the strength he had to have in order to rise above the difficulties of his illnesses.  One of his medical doctors said, “Not many men could endure what he had to go through daily for these many years.” The love for his family made him push harder. A big “Thank You “goes to Centra Physicians and Nursing Staff of Lynchburg General and Bedford Memorial Hospitals plus the Oakwood Rehab and Rehabilitation Floor. Special thanks to Dr. Emily Jenkins of the Pearson Cancer Center and Nurse Amy…No Cancer! There will be a” Celebration of Life “service Monday, December 31, 2018 at 1:00 PM, Bedford Baptist Church with Dr. David Henderson officiating.  There will be a time of fellowship immediately following the service at the church with cake and ice cream with refreshments. There will be a private Internment of the Cremains at a later date. Cremation by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, VA, 540-586-7360.

Scheduled Services


Jason Paul Lutz, 40, of Bedford, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Lighthouse Free Will Baptist Church, 924 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA. A visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at the church.