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Obituaries

Clara Lee Seabolt Mayhew

Mayhew ClaraOn January 14, 2019 at 4:50 p.m. Clara Lee Seabolt Mayhew joined her husband, George Ray Mayhew and her daughter, Ramona Carol Mayhew in Heaven.  Her Lord Jesus Christ graciously and peacefully took her home.  We are very grateful for her peaceful transition to her Heavenly home.  Clara was gifted with the ability to Love.  Her devotion to her husband and children was her biggest desire in life and she did both with exceptional diligence.  She is survived by four children, Randy Thomas Mayhew, Rhonda Lee Mayhew Toms and husband, Bill; George Rodney Mayhew and wife Kathy; and Ronny Rucker Mayhew and wife, Kathy; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Seabolt Chappelle; two sisters-in-law, Minerva M. Johnson and Sadie Seabolt; three brothers-in-law, Murrill Johnson, Hobart Markham and William (Bill) Chappelle.   The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Burch-Messier Main Street Location, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 at Sedalia Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Jones officiating.  Burial will follow at Virginia Memorial Park.  Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford.

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.