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Montebello : So Long Mrs. Grant : Longtime Matriarch Of Landmark Store Passes

Montebello : So Long Mrs. Grant : Longtime Matriarch Of Landmark Store Passes

[ 1 ] December 21, 2019

Montebello Nelson County, Virginia Back in the fall of 2005 just months after launching our charter magazine, Nelson County Life, we did a story on one of the most notable landmarks in Central Virginia not far off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Montebello Country Store has been around for more than a century! Sadly, we […]

Nelson : Shipman : So Long Kate McGinnis

Nelson : Shipman : So Long Kate McGinnis

[ 1 ] June 16, 2018

Shipman Nelson County, Virginia Yvette and I first met Kate McGinnis within a few months of permanently moving to Nelson County from Tennessee. That was back in the summer of 2004. It didn’t take long before we became friends. If you wanted to know anything about the history of Nelson County, she and her husband […]

We Will Miss You Dr. Bob : Longtime Nelson Doctor Passes - (Updated 12.29.17 - Visitation & Funeral Details)

We Will Miss You Dr. Bob : Longtime Nelson Doctor Passes – (Updated 12.29.17 – Visitation & Funeral Details)

[ 1 ] December 27, 2017

Afton Nelson County, Virginia By Tommy Stafford Updated 12.29.17 – Scroll to end of story for visitation and funeral information. If you’ve been running a magazine for nearly 13 years at some point you will write this kind of story. I’ve already done several. This is certainly one of melancholy and one of great pride. […]

Actress Who Played Corabeth Godsey On Nelson Inspired Waltons Has Died

Actress Who Played Corabeth Godsey On Nelson Inspired Waltons Has Died

[ 0 ] June 15, 2016

Schuyler, Virginia Dallas, Texas Ronnie Claire Edwards best known for her portrayal of Corabeth Godsey on the long running TV series The Waltons, has died at age 83. The TV series was created by the late Earl Hamner, Jr. and based on his childhood experiences growing up in Nelson County, Virginia. Hamner died earlier this […]

News Alert : Earl Hamner, Jr Dead At Age 92 - Goodnight John Boy

News Alert : Earl Hamner, Jr Dead At Age 92 – Goodnight John Boy

[ 6 ] March 24, 2016

Studio City, California – Schuyler, Virginia Nelson County, Native and Waltons TV show creator Earl Hamner, Jr. has died at age 92. “I am very sorry to be the bearer of sad news. My father, Earl Hamner, passed away today at 12:20 PM Pacific time. Dad died peacefully in his sleep at Cedar Sinai Hospital. […]

Miss Nelson (Whitney Loving) Passes Away

Miss Nelson (Whitney Loving) Passes Away

[ 0 ] July 9, 2015

Nelson County, Virginia Friends of Miss Nelson 2015 – Whitney Loving – learned of her death early Thursday morning in the post below to a prayer page that had been set up shortly after her June 26th car accident. Her parents broke the sad news to the nearly 12,000 followers. We first told you about […]

Saying So Long - Piney River Remembers One Of Its Best Friends

Saying So Long – Piney River Remembers One Of Its Best Friends

[ 0 ] October 31, 2014

Piney River Nelson County, Virginia Piney River just got a little smaller and quieter in the past few days. Mr. Jimmy Parr, a well known icon of the small South Nelson community passed away this past Tuesday at the age of 80. Above, our story writer / photographer Marcie Gates did back in March 2013 […]

Piney Mountain Ministries Founder Passes : RIP Mr. Robert Mansfield (Archive Audio Interview Included)

Piney Mountain Ministries Founder Passes : RIP Mr. Robert Mansfield (Archive Audio Interview Included)

[ 0 ] September 28, 2014

Beech Grove Nelson County, VA Over the weekend Nelson County lost one of the kindest and most sincere people I have ever met. Robert Mansfield of Beech Grove passed away on Saturday. You can hardly meet a person that didn’t know Mr. Mansfield. And, if they did know him, you never heard anything other than […]

RIP Pat : Driving Force Behind Virginia Distillery Company In Lovingston Passes Away : Via VDC

RIP Pat : Driving Force Behind Virginia Distillery Company In Lovingston Passes Away : Via VDC

[ 0 ] May 29, 2014

Lovingston Nelson County, VA Sadly we report the passing of a person that became a long time friend to BRL. Pat Jones-McCray died this past weekend. Below is the pasted text from the VDC Facebook page. RIP Pat, we will miss you. “Friends, our own Pat Jones-McCray passed away this past weekend. This is a […]

Remembering Joe Conley : Walton's Ike Godsey Passes Away

Remembering Joe Conley : Walton’s Ike Godsey Passes Away

[ 0 ] July 8, 2013

Joe Conley, the actor that played Ike Godsey in The Walton’s TV series, passed away on Sunday. He was 85. Earl Hamner, Jr. born and raised in Nelson, created the highly popular long running series on CBS. We recently covered Conley, Earl Hamner and other cast members at the 40th anniversary of the show in […]

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