Jeffress Funeral Home
 2000 North Main Street - South Boston,VA 24592
 434.572.2046 
​Stanley L. Jeffress and Wanda B. Jeffress - Owners
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OBITUARY NOTICES

 MR. EARNEST ELISHA POWELL, SR.

Mr. Earnest Elisha Powell, Sr. of Allen Trail, Scottsburg, VA died on Monday, July 24th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 82.

 Mr. Powell was born August 23, 1934 in Halifax County, VA to the late Mr. Little David Powell and Mrs. Gladys Venable Powell. He was married to the late Mrs. Bessie Coleman Powell and was a member of Zion Grove Baptist Church.

 Mr. Powell survivors include (2) daughters: Ms. Kitty Coleman of Scottsburg, VA and Mrs. Louise Staten and husband, Glasco of Newhaven, CT; (3) sons: Mr. Earnest E. Powell, Jr. and Mr. Tony M. Powell and wife, Megan all of Scottsburg, VA, and Mr. Nathaniel L. Powell and wife, Claudette of Randolph, VA; (10) grandchildren; (12) great grandchildren; (2) sisters: Mrs. Louise Lewis and Mrs. Sally Ann Yancey, both of Baltimore, MD; (1) brother: Mr. Charlie Mitchell of Baltimore, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including his devoted caregivers Mr. Richard Powell and Ms. Tammy Mitchell. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by (2) grandchildren: Sandy Staten and Sierra Powell; (2) great grandchildren, (3) sisters: Mrs. Lillie Smith, Mrs. Lottie Carden and Mrs. Dorothy Shaw; (2) brothers: Mr. Cecil Powell and Mr. Samuel Powell.

Funeral services for Mr. Earnest Elisha Powell, Sr. will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 28th at Zion Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jefferson Goode officiating. Burial will follow in The Powell Family Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.


Rosalie Marie Womack

Ms. Rosalie Marie Womack of High View Road, Halifax died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at her residence at the age of 61.

Ms. Womack was born April 9, 1956 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Herman Lee Womack and Mrs. Odelia Mae Wood Womack. She was a member of Union Grove CME Church.

Survivors include four sisters, Ms. Sheila Womack of Scotia, New York, Ms. Delores Womack and fiancé Frankie of Rotterdam, New York, Ms. Kathy Womack Warren of Greensboro, North Carolina and Ms. Charlotte Womack of Schenectady, New York; two brothers, Mr. Robert “Bob” Womack of Los Angeles, California and Mr. James “Darryl” Womack of Durham, North Carolina; and two devoted friends, Mr. Joseph Kauffman and Mr. Doug Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, one brother, Mr. David Eric Womack, also preceded Ms. Womack in death.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Union Grove CME Church with the Rev. Charles Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday, July 23, 2017, from noon to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Monday at the church.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

MRS. SHAREON WARREN SMITH

Mrs. Shareon Warren Smith of Nottingham Drive, South Boston, VA died on Monday, July 17th at Meadowview Terrace, Clarksville, VA at the age of 62.

Mrs. Smith was born October 17, 1954 in New York to the late Mr. Archie Warren and Mrs. Mary Marable Warren and was married to Mr. Samuel Howard Smith. She was a member of New Arbor Baptist Church and was a former teacher for Halifax County Public Schools.

Mrs. Shareon Warren Smith is survived by her husband Mr. Samuel H. Smith of the home; 

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 22nd at 12 noon at New Arbor Baptist Church with Rev. Nelson C. Stamps officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, July 21st from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 307 Nottingham Drive, South Boston, VA.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.

Mrs. Barbara Coleman Bryant

Mrs. Barbara Coleman Bryant of Robinson Court, South Boston, died Tuesday, July 18th at Duke University Medical Center at the age of 70.

Mrs. Bryant was born in Virgilina, VA to Mrs. Mary Sims Coleman and the late Mr. LeRoy Coleman and was married to the late Mr. Morris Lee Bryant. Barbara was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, and attended Virginia State University. She was an employee of the former Washington-Coleman Elementary School prior to joining Westinghouse, now ABB. 

Mrs. Barbara Coleman Bryant is survived by (2) sons: Mr. Adrian Lee Bryant of South Boston, VA and Mr. Travis Lamont Bryant of Silver Spring, MD; her mother: Mrs. Mary Sims Coleman of Virgilina; (2) sisters: Mrs. Pauline C. Ingram of Danville, VA and Mrs. Mary C. Wyatt of Simpsonville, SC; (3) brothers-in-law: Mr. John Ingram of Danville, VA, Mr. Bert Wyatt of Simpsonville, SC, and Mr. Donald Bryant of Lumberton, NC; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Delphine Sutton of Lumberton, NC; and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A joint funeral service for Mrs. Barbara Coleman Bryant and her husband, the late Mr. Morris Lee Bryant will be Friday, July 21st at 1 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Buckshoal Road, Virgilina, VA with Rev. Lawrence T. Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow in The Coleman Family Cemetery in Virgilina.

Public viewing will be (2) hours prior to the service on Friday. The family will receive friends at the service.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA. 


Mr. Morris Lee Bryant

Mr. Morris Lee Bryant of Robinson Court, South Boston, VA died Thursday, July 13th at his residence at the age of 75.

Mr. Bryant was born in Lumberton, NC on December 9, 1941 to the late Mr. Marvin Bryant and Mrs. Minnie Ann Cooper Bryant. He was married to Mrs. Barbara Coleman Bryant and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

 A lifelong educator, Morris served the students of Halifax County for over 30 years. Morris served in various roles prior to being named Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Instruction and Administration for Halifax County Public Schools. He retired in that capacity in 2004. True to his calling as a servant to others, Morris worked with the Halifax County Mentor/ Role Model program, as a board member for the YMCA and Tri-County Community Federal Credit Union, as a charter organizer and member of Wind Beneath the Wings, INC., and many worthy other organizations in Halifax County. After retirement, Morris served as a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. He also continued to serve his community as an elected member of the South Boston Town Council. Morris also enjoyed golfing, and was a member of the North Carolina - Virginia Senior Golf League.

Morris is survived by his wife: Mrs. Barbara Coleman Bryant and (2) sons: Mr. Adrian Bryant of South Boston, VA and Mr. Travis Bryant of Silver Spring, MD; (1) sister: Mrs. Delphine Sutton of Lumberton, NC; (1) brother: Mr. Donald Bryant of Lumberton, NC; his mother-in-law:  Mrs. Mary S. Coleman of Virgilina, VA; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Tommy McCorkle of Charlotte, NC; (3) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Pauline Ingram and husband John of Danville, VA, Mrs. Mary Wyatt and husband Bert of Simpsonville, SC and Mrs. Sherry Bryant of Syracuse, NY; and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, classmates, and friends. 

Funeral services for Mr. Morris Lee Bryant will be Friday, July 21th at 1 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Buckshoal Road, Virgilina, VA with Rev. Lawrence T. Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman Family Cemetery in Virgilina.  

Public viewing will be (2) hours prior to the service on Friday and the family will receive friends at the service.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA. 


Joseph Alvin Goode Sr.

Mr. Joseph Alvin Goode Sr. of Halifax County died Friday, July 14, 2017 at Northside Hospital in Canton, Georgia at the age of 59.

Mr. Goode was born in Halifax County on June 5, 1958 to the late Mr. Levi Goode Sr. and Mrs. Martha Valentine Goode.

He was married to Mrs. Vera King Goode and was a member of White Oak Grover Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Mr. Goode is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera King Goode; two daughters, Mrs. April Goode Turner and husband Travis and Ms. Alicia Simone Goode; one son, Mr. Joseph Alvin Goode Jr.; two grandchildren, Miss Aniyah Turner and Mr. Trevor Turner; four sisters, Mrs. Dora Barbee and husband, Richard, Mrs. Annie Anderson and husband, Tommie, Mrs. Lorraine Freeman and husband, Bert and Ms. Marlene Freeman; five brothers, Mr. Levi Goode Jr. and wife, Sandra, Mr. Benjamin Goode, Mr. Kerry Goode and wife, Brenda, Mr. Alan Goode and wife, Terry, and Mr. John Goode and wife, Yvonne; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Joseph Alvin Goode Sr. will be held Wednesday, July 19 at noon with services at White Oak Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Earl Howerton Jr., officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel in South Boston.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 10000 Melon Road, Sutherlin.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Leroy Stovall

Mr. Leroy Stovall of Alphonse Dairy Road, South Boston died on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Sentara Meadowview Terrace at the age of 80.

Mr. Stovall was born in Halifax County on April 23, 1937 to the late Mr. Roy Pete Stovall and Mrs. Ethel Mae Wilkerson Stovall. He was married to Mrs. Christine Chandler Stovall and was a member of Dan River View Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Stovall was employed at ABB as a welder in the Tank Shop until he retired.

Mr. Leroy Stovall is survived by his wife, Mrs. Christine C. Stovall of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Vanessa Lovelace and husband Garry of Egg Harbor, New Jersey; one son, Mr. Cedric Maurice Stovall and wife Cynthia of South Boston; four grandchildren, Ms. Kristina Lovelace, Ms. Morgan Lovelace, Ms. Lauren Lovelace (Maurice) and Mr. Cedric Sebastian Stovall; one sister, Ms. Anna Marie Stovall of Newport News; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; two devoted nephews, Mr. Antonio Stovall and Mr. James Stovall; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Leroy Stovall will be Monday, July 17 at 1 p.m. at Jeter Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Nelson C. Stamps officiating. Burial will follow in Dan River View Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends was held Sunday, July 16 from noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1098 Alphonse Dairy Road, South Boston, VA.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Robert James Ferguson Sr.

Mr. Robert James Ferguson Sr. of South Boston died on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at his residence at the age of 86.

Mr. Ferguson was born in Halifax County on June 28, 1931 to the late Mr. Artie Ferguson and Ms. Catherine Morton Ferguson. He was married to the late Deaconess Mattie Sue Ferguson and was a member of First Baptist Church on Ferry Street, South Boston.

Mr. Ferguson was a United States Army veteran and retired from ABB after 25 years of service.

Mr. Ferguson is survived by four sons, Mr. James Link, Mr. Robert James Ferguson Jr., Mr. Leo Ferguson and Mr. Wayne Ferguson, all of South Boston; four daughters, Mrs. Theresa Ferguson Richardson and Mrs. Kathy McIver, both of South Boston, Ms. Cheryl Scott of Long Island and Ms. Sheryl Ferguson of Lynchburg; 11 grandchildren including Mr. Edduardo Ferguson whom he raised as his own son; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Chism of South Boston, Mrs. Willie Mae Hamlett of Pleasantville, New Jersey, and Ms. Earline Mugar of Baltimore, Maryland; three brothers, Mr. Artie Ferguson Jr. of Pasorobloc, California, Mr. Earl Ferguson and Mr. Wilson Ferguson, both of Baltimore, Maryland; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Doris Ann Ferguson; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including his First Baptist Church family.

A funeral service for Mr. Robert James Ferguson Sr. will be Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street, South Boston with the Rev. Dr. Allan G. Smith officiating.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, July 14, 2017, from noon until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 526 Easley Street, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

MR. CHARLES LEE VENABLE

Mr. Charles Lee Venable of Nathalie, VA died on Tuesday, July 11th at his residence at the age of 71.

Mr. Venable was born in Halifax County on September 16, 1945 to the late Mr. James Edward Venable and Mrs. Mary Sue Hutchinson Venable. He was married to Mrs. Ethel Stephens Venable and was a member of Elkhorn Baptist church.

 Mr. Venable is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Stephens Venable of the home; (4) sons: Mr. Keith Venable and fiancé Pam, of New York, Mr. Keir Venable of Atlanta, GA, Mr. Daryl Willington of Brooklyn, NY and Mr. Jason Turner of Queens, NY; (2) daughters: Mrs. Charlene Smith of Brooklyn, NY and Ms. Tamika Menton of South Carolina; (1) step-daughter: Ms. Polly Mitchell of Danville, VA; (3) step-sons: Mr. Terry Davis of Chesterfield, VA, Mr. Timmy Davis and fiancé Andrea of Chesapeake, VA and Mr. Cordell Davis and fiancé Monica of Ringgold, VA; (15) grandchildren; (7) great grandchildren; a devoted sister: Ms. Elnora Tyler of South Boston, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Donald Tucker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (2) brother: Mr. Eddie Venable and Mr. John Venable. 

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Lee Venable will be Friday, July 14th at 3 p.m. at Elkhorn Baptist Church with Rev. Voight Hairston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, July 13th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home with family receiving friends at 7 p.m. and all other times at the residence, 3044 Leda Road, Nathalie, VA.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.


MR. WALLACE TERRY, SR.

Mr. Wallace Terry, Sr. of Union Grove Road, South Boston, VA died Saturday, July 8th at Sentara Woodview at the age of 93.

Mr. Terry was born in Halifax County, VA on June 2, 1924 to the late Mr. Claude Stevens Terry and Mrs. Sallie Clark Terry. He was married to the late Mrs. Cecil Harris Terry and was a member of New Vernon Baptist Church where he served as the oldest current Deacon. Mr. Terry was a World War II Army Veteran. .

Mr. Terry is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Evon Terry of South Boston,VA; (2) sons: Mr. Wallace Terry, Jr. and wife, Magalene of Clinton, MD and Mr. Gary Terry of South Boston, VA; (8) grandchildren including the devoted Ke Terry; numerous great grandchildren; (1) god granddaughter: Monica Edmondson; (2) sisters: Ms. Gladys Wimbush of Vernon Hill, VA and Ms. Laverne Terry of Richmond, VA; (2) brothers: Rev. Samuel Terry of Lynchburg, VA and Mr. Cordell Terry of Albany, NY; (3) sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Terry was preceded in death by (1) daughter: Mrs. Sharon Miller; (4) brothers: Clarence, Harvey, Henry and John Eddie Terry and (3) sisters: Mrs. Belva Edmonds, Mrs. Claudia Carter and Mrs. Catherine Jefferson.

Funeral services for Mr. Wallace Terry, Sr. will be held Friday July 14th at 11 a.m. at New Vernon Baptist Church. with Rev. John Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided American Legion Post 99 and the United States Army Honor Guard. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel with the family receiving friends from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. and at all other times at the residence, 1120 Union Grove Road, South Boston, VA. 

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.


MR. CHARLES MICHAEL JONES

Mr. Charles Michael Jones of Ridge Street, South Boston, VA died on Friday, July 7th at Meadowview Terrace in Clarksville at the age of 64.

Mr. Jones was born in Halifax County, Virginia on August 26, 1953 to the late Ms. Marion Leonia Jones and was married to Mrs. Mary Edmonds Jones.. He was a member of Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church, South Boston, VA. 

Mr. Charles Michael Jones is survived by his wife: Mrs. Mary Edmonds Jones of the home; (2) step sons: Mr. Timothy Clark and Mr. Clearence “CJ” Stevenson of South Boston, VA; (2) brothers: Minister James R. Jones and wife, Deaconess Marilyn of Clinton, MD and Mr. Stevie Jones of South Boston, VA; (4) sisters: Ms. Linda Carrington, Ms. Jacqueline Pannell and husband, Waverly, Mrs. Carolyn Lawson and husband, Curtis and Ms. Judy Jones, all of South Boston, VA; (1) aunt: Ms. Mary Allen of Baltimore, MD; (4) sisters-in-law; (3) brothers-in-law; mother and father-in-law: Mr. and Mrs. Luther Wood of South Boston, VA and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 

Funeral Services for Mr. Charles Michael Jones will be held Thursday, July 13th at 1:00 at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street with Elder Bernard Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday, July 12th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2008 Ridge Street, South Boston, VA. 

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.