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Obituaries

Joy Marcia Canada Faust

Joy Marcia Canada Faust, 62, of Madison Heights, died Thursday, March 21, 2019. She was born in Lynchburg, VA on May 7, 1956, the daughter of Sarah Hawkins Hewlett and the late Pete Holmes Canada. Joy was a special education teacher for Bedford County Public Schools and a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband, Thomas Gregory Faust; step-son, Christopher Faust (Samantha); brothers, David Holmes Canada, Kevin Berkeley Canada; sisters-in-law, Regina Archer (Chester), Patricia Schlomer (Lester); grandchildren, Carmen Faust, Kenneth Faust, Bailey Faust, Shawn Faust, and Makayla Ragland; special friends, Debra Burks, Debra Woodson; and numerous other family and friends; beloved dog Henry. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 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.