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Jimmy Heath, 93, Jazz Saxophonist and Composer, Is Dead

Jimmy Heath, a tenor saxophonist whose sharp and lively compositions became part of the midcentury jazz canon — and who found new prominence in middle age as a co-leader of a popular band with his two brothers — died on Sunday in Loganville, Ga. He was 93. His wife, Mona…...

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‘Chewing Gum Tycoon’ of Lotte Group, Shin Kyuk-ho, Dies at 98

SEOUL, South Korea — Shin Kyuk-ho, who built a chewing-gum business into ​the ​hugely successful Lotte ​Group in South Korea and Japan, only to see his sons squabble over the corporate empire, died on Sunday in Seoul. He was 98.The company, South Korea’s fifth-largest business conglomerate, announced the death of…...

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Edith Kunhardt Davis, Author of ‘Pat the Bunny’ Sequels, Dies at 82

Edith Kunhardt Davis had an idyllic childhood, growing up on a big, if run-down, estate in rural New Jersey. Her mother, Dorothy Kunhardt, was a famous author of children’s books and wrote “Pat the Bunny” (1940) — a novelty in that it contained movable parts and invited young readers to…...

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Franklin, Jeanette

Elder Jeanette Elizabeth Franklin, 83, of Lynchburg, our dearly beloved departed this life on Saturday, January 11, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Tharp Funeral…...

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Lively Jr., Harry E.

Harry E. Lively Jr., formerly of Amherst, departed this life on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Runk and Pratt Liberty Ridge in Lynchburg. He was born October 21, 1935, in Lowell, W.Va., a son of the late Harry E. Lively and Vada Canterbury Lively; a sister, Vada Boyd also preceded…...

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Davis, Jane Layne

Jane Layne Davis, 79, of Madison Heights, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Ronald Lee Davis. Born March 14, 1940, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Randall Pryor Layne and the late Gertrude Leebrick Layne. Jane…...

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Koss, Shirley C.

Shirley Connelly Koss, 93, died Sunday, January 12, 2020. A service will be held at First Baptist Church in Lynchburg today, January 19, 2020, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Dakin officiating. Interment will be private at Fort Hill Memorial Park. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting…...

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Humphreys, Robert Morgan “Captain Morgan”

The family has been notified that Morgan passed away suddenly on January 14, 2020, at his home in Salem, Mass. Morgan was born in Lynchburg, on August 28, 1973, son of the late Carl Douglas Humphreys and Carole Reynolds Humphreys. In addition to his father and grandparents, he was preceded…...

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Huggins Jr., Vincent

Vincent Huggins Jr. Vincent “Bussey” Huggins Jr. departed his life on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Charlotte, N.C. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Crossroads Baptist Church in Evington, Va. Interment will be in the Baptist Cemetery. His remains will be open…...

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Hudson, The Rev. Herman Lewis

The Rev. Herman Lewis Hudson, age 77, of Fort Mill, S.C., passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his residence. He was the husband of Carolyn Bruffy Hudson. Born June 10, 1942 in Lynchburg, Va., he was the son of the late Charles Edward and Varney Riley Hudson. He…...

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