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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 […]

So Long To Our Friend Dr. Steve Lotz

So Long To Our Friend Dr. Steve Lotz

[ 4 ] December 3, 2015

Nellysford Nelson County, Virginia Since moving to Nelson County back in the early part of 2004 we’ve had the wonderful experience of meeting so many fine people. Many have become good friends for well over a decade. And …sadly in that time we’ve had to say goodbye to some of them as well. Thursday morning, […]

Remembering Sherri Brooks : Farewell To Our Friend

Remembering Sherri Brooks : Farewell To Our Friend

[ 2 ] July 20, 2015

Shipman Nelson County, Virginia I tend to write in first person at times like these, so excuse that form on this occasion. As I awoke this morning here on our farm in Roseland, like most any other morning I scrolled through my Facebook timeline. I saw the red square indicating a message. It was from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ralph Waite, Actor Who Played The Father On The Waltons Dies at 85

Ralph Waite, Actor Who Played The Father On The Waltons Dies at 85

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014

Post by Blue Ridge Life Magazine.

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 […]

Nelson / Wintergreen : Good-Bye Frank Ott

Nelson / Wintergreen : Good-Bye Frank Ott

[ 0 ] June 8, 2013

Nellysford Nelson County, VA Way too many times over the past 4-5 years I’ve found myself posting about one of my friends leaving this life. This weekend, I sadly, have to do it again … Saturday night Liz Salas, the Membership & Special Events coordinator for The Nature Foundation At Wintergreen sent me a Facebook […]

Nelson: So Long To Artisan, Musician, Soccer Coach & Kind Soul : Phillip Kerl

Nelson: So Long To Artisan, Musician, Soccer Coach & Kind Soul : Phillip Kerl

[ 0 ] March 18, 2013

Wheeler’s Cove Nelson County, VA How do you describe Phillip Kerl of Wheeler’s Cove? For me, two words come to mind: family man. For others, he was a soccer coach. An artisan. A musician. He was no doubt a character. And a kind soul. We did a story on him in the August 2008 of […]

RIP Cheryl Tompkins - Former Stoney Creek Pharmacy Owner Passed Away On Thursday

RIP Cheryl Tompkins – Former Stoney Creek Pharmacy Owner Passed Away On Thursday

[ 0 ] February 22, 2013

Waynesboro/Nellysford, VA I first met Cheryl Tompkins about 9 years ago. She was the pharmacist at Stoney Creek Pharmacy inside the old Afton Family Medicine clinic near Bland Wade Road. Shortly after that Cheryl bought the business and continued operating it from that location until moving it to Valley Green Center in 2006. Cheryl was […]

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