Obituaries

Betty Hipes
B: 1936-02-21
D: 2018-11-10
View Details
Hipes, Betty
Leonard Kitt
B: 1938-11-11
D: 2018-11-05
View Details
Kitt, Leonard
Harvey Riddlebarger
B: 1935-12-31
D: 2018-11-04
View Details
Riddlebarger, Harvey
Edward Dudley
B: 1949-03-09
D: 2018-11-03
View Details
Dudley, Edward
James Bryan
B: 1941-07-27
D: 2018-11-03
View Details
Bryan, James
Saundra Woodruff-Basnight
B: 1956-08-29
D: 2018-11-01
View Details
Woodruff-Basnight, Saundra
Denver Sydenstricker
D: 2018-10-22
View Details
Sydenstricker, Denver
Phyllis Perdue
B: 1949-03-22
D: 2018-10-21
View Details
Perdue, Phyllis
Louise Campbell
B: 1928-06-11
D: 2018-10-17
View Details
Campbell, Louise
Kay Gwin
B: 1962-04-27
D: 2018-10-16
View Details
Gwin, Kay
Jon Gilbert
B: 1947-08-31
D: 2018-10-13
View Details
Gilbert, Jon
Robert Hurt
B: 1977-02-17
D: 2018-10-09
View Details
Hurt, Robert
William Wood
B: 1936-09-30
D: 2018-10-04
View Details
Wood, William
Stephanie Tyree
B: 1949-08-05
D: 2018-10-03
View Details
Tyree, Stephanie
Lula Belle Wykle
B: 1943-03-19
D: 2018-09-30
View Details
Wykle, Lula Belle
Wanda Booze
B: 1942-10-11
D: 2018-09-29
View Details
Booze, Wanda
Mary Ellen Tyree
B: 1920-01-04
D: 2018-09-25
View Details
Tyree, Mary Ellen
Elsie Crawford
B: 1934-08-02
D: 2018-09-25
View Details
Crawford, Elsie
Alice Gordon
B: 1947-05-30
D: 2018-09-23
View Details
Gordon, Alice
Mary Williams
B: 1927-02-20
D: 2018-09-20
View Details
Williams, Mary
Marion Nicely
B: 2019-12-10
D: 2018-09-20
View Details
Nicely, Marion

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
405 Alleghany Street
PO Box 12
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Phone: (540) 862-4157
Fax: (540) 862-5723

Death Certificates

Perhaps the single most important document you’ll need in the coming weeks, the death certificate is important for:

Legal Reasons: The death certificate is a permanent legal record of the fact of death. State agencies always stipulate that a death certificate is to be filed. It provides important information about:  the decedent, the cause of death, and final disposition.  

This information is used in the application for insurance benefits, settlement of pension claims, and transfer of title of real and personal property.  The certificate is prima facie evidence of the fact of death and, therefore, can be introduced in court as evidence when a question about the death arises.

Personal Reasons: The death certificate in many cases provides family members with closure, peace-of-mind, and documentation of the cause of death. It also provides peace-of-mind by facilitating efficient processing of needed benefits as those described above.

Vital Statistics Reasons: The death certificate is the source for state and national mortality statistics.  It is needed for a variety of medical and health-related research efforts. It is used to determine which medical conditions receive research and development funding, to set public health goals and policies, and to measure health status at local, state, national, and international levels. This data is valuable as a research tool and by influencing research funding.

Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain certified copies of the death certificate. You can order them from:

  1. Your Funeral Director
  2. The Registrar of Vital Statistics in your area

It is always better to order a few more than what you think you will need. Most agencies will only accept certified death certificates, not photocopies.

In some cases, there may be a need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate without a cause of death. These certificates are needed to transfer the title on a house, mobile home, and automobile or in some cases for court procedures. You should make this request when ordering the certified copies.

If you have questions about obtaining copies of a Death Certificate, please call us. We’re here to assist you.