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Obituaries

Carol Faye Roark Valora

Valora CarolCarol Faye Roark Valora, 67, of Appomattox, died Sunday, February 17, 2019. She was born in Lunenburg County, VA on December 21, 1951 a daughter of the late Jessie Lincoln Roark and Myrtle Ray Roark. She is survived by her sons, Rodney Stephens, Wyatt Valora; daughters, Debra Humphreys, Victoria Valora; sisters, Evelyn Marler, Louise Hancock, Maxine Smith, Betty Roark; brothers, Earl Roark, Clarence Roark, Thurman Roark; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Carol’s Cemetery, 6277 Bethany Road, Rustburg, VA with Rev. Mack Almond officiating. Arrangements by 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.