Needed: A New Family for Holcomb Rock

A new chapter for Holcomb Rock:

My children's father, Tom Berkeley, and I saved Holcomb Rock in 1983. We scraped the exterior paint, treated the clapboards with a mixture of linseed oil and turpentine before painting it, fixed the holes in the walls and the floors, added heat, added plumbing.

My children grew up there. Now at least part of the work and much of the work I had hoped to complete needs doing. The house is much too big for either of us, and is silent without the sound of play and visitors.

Our chapter at Holcomb Rock is over, and now we are looking for the next family for a house that has always had families and has out survived all but a few.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Another Obituary

Emily Harris Meriwether [TMSI #818]
Lynchburg News and Advance (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Date unknown (died Aug. 4, 1953)

Miss Emily H. Meriwether

Miss Emily Harris Meriwether, 67, a retired school teacher, died at her home at Holcomb Rock at 5:30 p.m. yesterday after an illness of several months. Daughter of Dr. James Addison Meriwether and Mrs. Emily Harris Meriwether, Miss Meriwether was born in Bedford County April 26, 1886. She was graduated from Chatham Hall and taught school in Bedford County for a number of years. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Bedford County.

Miss Meriwether is survived by three sisters, Mrs. J.P. Williams, Mrs. Margaret Coon and Miss Louise Meriwether, all of Holcomb Rock; one brother, Charles A. Meriwether of Atlanta, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.

The body is at Diuguid Memorial Chapel pending funeral arrangements.

Emily Harris Meriwether [TMSI #818]
Lynchburg News and Advance (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Date unknown (died Aug. 4, 1953)

Funeral services for Miss Emily Harris Meriwether were held at Diuguid Memorial Chapel yesterday morning at 11 o’clock by the Rev. Richard H. Lee of Ascension Episcopal Church, Amherst. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lyle Rucker, Edward Tinsley, Walter Wilson, Jack Hubbard, George Miller and Dr. Richard Booth.

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