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James Val Loyd

JAMES "VAL" LOYD    The NEWS and DAILY ADVANCE   Wednesday  Oct.15, 1975

James Valliant Loyd, 27, of Madison Heights, died Monday night (Oct. 13, 1975) at his residence.  Born in Lynchburg, he was the son of William H. Loyd Jr. and Elizabeth Valliant Loyd of Lynchburg. He was the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William H. Loyd of Lynchburg and Mrs. J. R. Valliant of Woodbury, N.J. and the late Mr. Valliant. He attended Campbell College and had served in the U.S. Army Band. He was an empolyee of Lynchburg Training School and Hospital. He is survived by one brother, William H. Loyd, III of Dallas,Tex., and one sister, Mrs. S.E. McGowan Jr. of Jackson, Tenn.  Graveside services will be conducted Thursday st 11a.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will be at the residence of his parents, 1925 Parkland Drive. Diuguid Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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08/11/15 04:44 PM #1    

Frank Daughtrey

Val and I met in ninth grade at Glass and became good friends right away. We both loved fast cars like Chevy Impalas with the big blocks. Like the 1964 Chevy Impala SS with 409 We also loved the race songs on the radio from groups such as The Beach Boys. We had lots of fun with many from the Class of '65 and got in trouble sneaking out at night and just walking around late nights until the early morn.  One winter night it snowed and we rode our sleighs all the way downtown in the middle of Rivermont Ave and ate at the "Texas Tavern". Mr. Lockhart gave a big math test the next day and we both made 100! We thought it couldn't get any better. When the news of his death reached me I was living in Reidsville, NC, but drove back to be at the graveside funeral. Val was a brilliant person, and who knows what he would have done in his lifetime had he lived longer. Val, buddy, I think of you often and remember all the wonderfull years we had while at E C Glass. Frank Daughtrey

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