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Obituaries

Jason Paul Lutz

Lutz Jason 1Jason Paul Lutz, 40, of Bedford, died Wednesday, January, 16, 2019. He was born in North Dakota on January 17, 1978 a son of Steven Lutz and the late Jerrie Bledsoe Giannotti. In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by an infant baby of Jason Lutz and Ashley Witt. Jason proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army where he served two tours in Iraq. He was a wonderful father to his daughter. He was smart, loving, and was a man of courage, bravery, and integrity. In addition to his father he is survived by his fiancée, Ashley Witt; daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Lutz; brothers, Michael Rogers and wife Chelsea, David Rogers, Dusty Lutz and wife Laura; step-father, Dan Giannotti; and numerous other family and friends. 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 with Rev. Daniel Smith officiating. Family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at the 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.