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Willard Pritchard

Willard Pritchard, 78 of the Glens Fork Community slipped into the Lord’s presence October 31, 2018 at 8:00 AM at his home after a short illness. Willard was an active member of the Columbia Christian Church. Along with his wife and family, he served the Lord faithfully as a missionary and member of Wycliffe Bible Translators…

Luther Garvin Blakey

Rev. Luther Garvin Blakey, 94, of Jamestown, died Friday, November 2, 2018 at his home. He was born December 11, 1923 in Russell County to the late Lawrence and Bertie Hadley Blakey. He was a Minister, a Veteran of US Army and a member of Jamestown Wesleyan Church. In addition to his parents, he was…

Jamon Christopher Schmidt, Jr.

Jamon Christopher Schmidt, Jr., 19, of Indianapolis, passed away October 24, 2018 as the result of an industrial accident. Jamon was born in Indianapolis September 29, 1999 the son of Becky (Shillings) Meador and Jamon C. Schmidt, Sr. He graduated this year from Ben Davis High School and was a Fork Truck Operator at Road…

Brenda Grant

Brenda Grant, 66, of Columbia died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at her residence.  Born January 17, 1952 in Portsmouth, VA, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Dorothy Moreland Hughes and wife of the late Raymond Allen Grant. Mrs. Grant enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her dogs; she also enjoyed reading.…