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Marie Fredriksson, Roxette Singer, Is Dead at 61

Marie Fredriksson, the lead singer of Roxette, the Swedish pop duo that made waves in the 1980s and 1990s, died on Monday. She was 61. Her management team, Dimberg Jernberg, did not specify the cause of her death, but said in a statement on Tuesday that Ms. Fredriksson had struggled…...

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White, Alberta King

A Celebration of Life will be held 1 p.m., Friday, December 13, 2019, at Court Street Baptist Church. Her remains will be open to the public one hour prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at the church. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 12, 2019, from 6…...

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Mays, Charles Eugene “Tommy”

Charles Eugene “Tommy” Mays, 83, of Madison Heights, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019. He was the loving husband of the late Joyce Marie Thacker Mays. Born on March 11, 1936 in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Charles Dewey Mays and the late Elizabeth Lawhorn…...

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Shoemaker, Kelley A.

Kelley Andrew Shoemaker, 86, of Forest, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019. Kelley was born on October 25, 1933, in Ashland, West Virginia to the late James and Beulah Shoemaker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Shoemaker and five brothers, George Shoemaker,…...

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Carey, Matthew Paul

Matthew Paul Carey, 45, of Evington, was called into eternal life on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The family would like to invite all who would like to come to his viewing at Diuguid funeral home on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 6 to 8 pm. The Funeral Mass will be…...

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Thurmond, Russell Earl

Russell Earl Thurmond, 49, of Madison Heights, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Hollie Thurmond for 12 years. Born in Lynchburg, on January 2, 1970, he was a son of the late Thomas Lee Thurmond and Sharon Harmon. He was…...

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Wright, Violet Jennings

Violet Jennings Wright, 95, of Madison Height, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019. She was the wife of the late Houston G. Wright. Born in Amherst County on July 14, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Hiter T. Jennings Sr. and Elsie Wilmer Jennings and was also…...

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Woodward, Thomas Wayne

Thomas Wayne Woodward, 80, of Oakville Road, Gladstone, Va., died on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at his residence. Born in Saltville, Va., on January 14, 1939, he was the son of the late Alison Bernard Woodward and Mable Regina Miles Woodward. Thomas retired from Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company. He…...

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Janet Marion

JANET LYNN MARIONCedar Rapids Janet Lynn Marion, 55, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center after a short illness. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church by the Rev. Ivan Nienhaus. A vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at…...

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Josephine Arenas

JOSEPHINE RITA CANO ARENASCedar Rapids Josephine Rita Cano Arenas, 92, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at Northbrook Manor in Cedar Rapids. Services willbe private for the family. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services is caring for Josephine and her family.Josephine…...

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