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Obituaries

Janet Lucille Bowyer

Bowyer JanetJanet Lucille Bowyer, 53, of Bedford, died Saturday, March 2, 2019. She was born in Bedford County on April 4, 1965 a daughter of Lillie Spence Bowyer and the late William Cathy Bowyer. In addition to her mother she is survived by three daughters, Stephanie Gross and husband David, Jessica Thomason, Sherry Welch; grandchildren, Emma and Ava Gross, Madison and Katelyn Welch; sister, Carol Johnson; and brothers, Jerry Spence and wife, Cheryl and William Spence. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Holy Land Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel. 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.