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Obituaries

Karpenske, The Rev. Jack D.

The Rev. Jack D. Karpenske of Lynchburg, died January 12, 2020, at Lynchburg General Hospital after a courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was the husband of Peggy Carwile Karpenske for 40 years. Born on June 16, 1943, in Merrill, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Herman…...

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Kennon, Patsy Jean

Patsy Jean Kennon, 75, of Madison Heights, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at her residence. She was the wife of Calvin Mack Kennon, Sr. Born on August 15, 1944, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Warren Kennon and the late Helen Moon Kennon and…...

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Tweedy, Melanie Denson

Melanie Denson Tweedy, 64, of 1805 Long Island Road, Gladys, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at her home. She was the wife of Thomas William Tweedy. She was born on March 21, 1955, in Campbell County, a daughter of the late Agee Otha Denson and Violet Mildred Austin Denson…...

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Jones II, Hoarace

Horace David “Butch” Jones II, entered eternal peace on Saturday, January 11, 2020. He battled cancer as a strong and brave warrior and fought the good fight with God by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace David Jones Sr. and Fannie Lee Jones, and his…...

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Franklin, Elder Jeanette Elizabeth

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, 220 Breezewood Drive, VA 24502. The family will receive friends one hour prior…...

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Harris, Connie W.

Constance “Connie” Rucker Wilkerson Harris, 87, of Lynchburg, completed her journey here on earth and was called home on Monday, January 13, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Hylton Rucker Wilkerson and the late Elsie Rafferty Wilkerson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Loflin Harris;…...

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Bibb, Betty Plunkett

Betty Plunkett Bibb, 93, of Lynchburg, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Westminster-Canterbury. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 until 5 p.m., Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 Graves Mill Road in Lynchburg. A Celebration of Betty’s Life and Faith…...

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Haythe, Quanisha L.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Rivermont Baptist Church. Interment will be held at the Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The cortege will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. The…...

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Rocky Johnson, Professional Wrestler and Father of Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson, Dies at 75

Rocky Johnson, the hard-bodied professional wrestler known as Soul Man who battled racism early in his career and later helped train his son, the actor Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson, has died. He was 75.His death was announced on Wednesday in a statement by World Wrestling Entertainment. No cause was given.Mr.…...

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Rose M. Watkins

ROSE M. WATKINSNorth Liberty Rose M. Watkins, 62, of North Liberty, Iowa, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.Rose was born April 30, 1957, to Robert and Darlene (Hannah) Diltz in Iowa City, Iowa. She graduated from City High…...

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