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Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA

OBITUARY

Cathryn Christley Magnan

29 November , 192910 August , 2019
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Cathryn Christley Williams Magnan, age 89 of Lynchburg, widow of William Magnan, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

She was born on November 29, 1929 in Tappahannock, daughter of the late Clarence and Nerva Christley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Aubrey L Williams, Sr.; a daughter, Jan W. Stephenson and a brother, Melvin Matheny.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Lynchburg College and her masters from UVA. She was a retired teacher with the Lynchburg City Schools and was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church, Ageless Wonders, United Methodist Women, as well as the Lynchburg and Virginia Education Associations.

Survivors include a son, A. Lee Williams, Jr. (Barbara); 2 daughters, Amy Ferguson (Jeff) and Vickie G. Wade (Kevin); son in law, Bobby Stephenson; 2 sisters, June C. Williams and Alyce C. Blanks; 6 grandchildren, Alex Stephenson, Becky Gallier (Aaron), Libbie Hall (Zach), Ben Rice, Sarah Rice (David) and Aubrey Ray Arthur (LeAnn). She is also survived by 13 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Fairview United Methodist Church with Rev. Phil Showers officiating. The family will greet friends at a reception following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or any children’s charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Clarence Christley, Father (deceased)
  • Nerva Morris Christley, Mother (deceased)
  • Aubrey L Williams Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • William Magnan, Husband (deceased)
  • A. Lee Williams Jr., Son
  • Amy Ferguson, Daughter
  • Vickie G Wade, Daughter
  • Jan W Stephenson, Daughter (deceased)
  • Bobby Stephenson, Son-in-law
  • Melvin Matheny, Brother (deceased)
  • June C Williams, Sister
  • Alyce C Blanks, Sister
  • Alex Stephenson, Grandchild
  • Becky Gallier, Grandchild
  • Libbie Hall, Grandchild
  • Ben Rice, Grandchild
  • Sarah Rice, Grandchild
  • Aubrey Ray Arthur, Grandchild
  • She is also survived by 13 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Children's Charity of Your Choice

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, 24 August , 2019
  • Visitation after the Service Saturday, 24 August , 2019

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Thomas Via

21 August 2019

Cathryn and Aubrey were charter members of the original Sheffield neighborhood where I grew up. They were very down to earth people and were nice to everyone. My parents (Gene and Jeanne Via) would go to Cathryn's house for bible study after they retired and they said that Cathryn would always make them feel right at home when they visited her house. I know that you will miss Cathryn dearly. She was a good person. With deepest sympathy on your loss. Tom Via

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