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Obituaries

Eric Coleman Rice

Rice EricEric Coleman Rice, 48, of Bedford, died Saturday, January 12, 2019. He was born in Lynchburg, VA on April 24, 1970, a son of Ronald Clair “Ronnie” Rice and Barbara Coleman Rice. He was a member of Bedford Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is survived by his daughter, Madeline Mae Rice; a son, Caden Coleman Rice; sister, Suzanne Roberts; two nephews, Cory Nichols, Ryan Nichols; friend and mother of his children, Dawn Rice; and many dear family and friends. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Bedford Baptist Church with Dr. David L. Henderson officiating. Family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Bedford Baptist Church. 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.