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Obituaries

Peggy Ann Lacy Carter

Carter PeggyPeggy Lacy Carter, 74, of Bedford, entered the Kingdom of Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 5, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on October 9, 1944, a daughter of the late Oswell Ford Lacy and Elizabeth Shannon Lacy. She was the devoted wife of Johnny L. Carter; loving mother of Cynthia Carter and friend Larry Flournoy, Timothy Carter and wife Nancy; granddaughter, Emily Barrett; grandson, Dakota Carter; sister, Dorothy Bowyer; brothers, Butch Lacy and wife Diane, Ronnie Lacy and wife Regina, Robert Lacy and wife Denise; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws that she loved very much. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Assisting the family is Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.

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.