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Obituaries

Douglas Eugene "Doug" Dooley

Douglas Eugene “Doug” Dooley, 55, of Roanoke, died Saturday, December 29, 2018. He was born in Bedford, VA on January 17, 1963 a son of Hilton Swanson Dooley (Catherine) and the late Wanda Faye Ward. Doug worked in construction. In addition to his father and step-mother he is survived by his sisters, Wanda Honaker (Clayton), Ann Switzer (Pete); brothers, James Dooley, Bernard Dooley (Vickie), Bobby Dooley, Earl Ward; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. No services will be held. Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360 is assisting the family.

Scheduled Services


Elizabeth "Betsy" Hopkins Stewartson, 81, of Bedford, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 20, at Main St. United Methodist Church. A visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St., Bedford.


Charles Benjamin Russell, 95, of Bedford, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A memorial service will be held 3:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Bower Center, 305 N Bridge St, Bedford, VA 24523.