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

Nancy Goode Hunt

Mrs. Nancy Goode Hunt of Black Walnut Road, Randolph died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 77.

Mrs. Hunt was born in Charlotte County on May 4, 1939 to the late Mr. Giles Goode and Mrs. Lucille Banks Goode. She was married to Mr. John Lewis Hunt and was a member of Mossingford Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, survivors include one daughter, Ms. Wanda Hunt, and Mr. Ronnie Snead, both of South Boston; two grandchildren, Ms. Shakira Snead and Mr. Johnathan Snead, both of South Boston; two devoted friends, Ms. Lakeshia Snead of South Boston and Ms. Doris Sydnor of Randolph; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, two sisters, Mrs. Pauline West and Ms. Irene Hunt, and two brothers, Mr. David Goode and Mr. William Goode, also preceded Mrs. Hunt in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 25, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Maurice Ferrell officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 6152 Black Walnut Road in Randolph and at the home of Ms. Wanda Hunt, 2132 Huell Matthews Hwy. in South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Charlie "BoBo" Faulkner, Jr.

Mr. Charlie “BoBo” Faulkner, Jr. of Belt Blvd., South Boston, VA died Thursday, July 14th at his residence at the age of 66.

Mr. Faulkner was born in Halifax County on June 7, 1950 to the late Mr. Charlie Faulkner, Sr. and Mrs. Virginia Watkins Faulkner. He was married to Mrs. Evelyn Woody Faulkner and was a member of Berry Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Faulkner was a United States Army Veteran and formerly employed with Lasco Bathware. 

Mr. Faulkner is survived by his wife: Mrs. Evelyn W. Faulkner of the home; (1) son: Mr. Derwin Faulkner and family of Upper Marlboro, MD; (2) grandchildren; (3) sisters: Mrs. Carolyn Edmondson of South Boston, VA, Ms. Gwendolyn Faulkner of Statesville, NC and Mrs. Cynthia Amedee of Ft. Pierce, FL; (2) brothers: Mr. Larry Faulkner and Mr. Harold Faulkner; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Charlie “BoBo” Faulkner, Jr. will be Thursday, July 21st at 11 a.m. at Berry Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Haynes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1003 Belt Blvd., South Boston, VA. Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

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



Sarah Deanna Gilmore Medley

Mrs. Sarah Deanna Gilmore Medley of Queens, New York, formerly of Person County, North Carolina, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Queens at the age of 97.

Mrs. Medley was born in Person County on Sept. 24, 1918 to the late Mrs. Nannie P. Jones Gilmore and Mr. Sherman H. Gilmore. She was married to the late Mr. James Medley and joined Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Semora, North Carolina. She later became a member of St. Paul Community Baptist Church.

Mrs. Medley is survived by two sons, Mr. James Medley and Mr. Ronald Medley; one daughter, Mrs. Yvonne Medley Ford, (Robert); her other “daughter” niece, Mrs. Reva Satterfield, (Rodger); one sister, Mrs. Nannie Garrett, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; one grandson, Mr. Jason Medley, (Marcela Chagoya); one great-grandson, Mr. Ian Medley; Mrs. Gladys Wilder, Mrs. Lois Highe and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Medley will be Friday, July 15, at 1 p.m. at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Semora, North Carolina, with Pastor Larry G. Wilson presiding and Ms. Dandra Garrett officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, July 14, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel.

The family will receive friends at the church on Friday.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Foy, Debbie Booth

Ms. Debbie Marie Booth Foy of College Street, South Boston died Friday, July 8th at Sentara Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 46. 

Ms. Foy was born in Alexandria, Virginia on August 3, 1969 to Mrs. Janet Marie Dever Booth and the late Mr. Edward Booth. She attended Dan River Bethel Baptist Church.

Ms. Foy is survived by her devoted companion: Mr. George Lipscomb of South Boston, VA; (2) sons: Mr. Marcus Shorts and Mr. Jeffrey Shorts, both of South Boston, VA; her mother: Ms. Janet Marie Booth (James Burch) of South Boston, VA; (5) brothers: Mr. Richard Booth (Tina), Mr. Donnie Booth, all of South Boston, VA, Mr. Jimmy Booth (Adele) of Silver Spring, MD, Mr. James Booth and Mr. Lounzie Booth, both of Herndon, VA; (1) godson: Mr. Christopher Hash of South Boston, VA; a devoted cousin: Ms. Cheryl Brown of Alexandria, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. In addition to her father, Ms. Foy was preceded in death by (1) son: Mr. Nicholas Shorts; and (1) sister: Ms. Gloria Booth. 

Funeral services for Ms. Debbie Marie Booth Foy will be Tuesday, July 12th at 11 a.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow in Dan River Bethel Baptist Church.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. Richard and Mrs. Tina Booth, 310 Easley Street, South Boston, VA and at the residence, 310 Collage Street, South Boston, VA. Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

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

Mandy Irvin

Ms. Mandy Irvin of Alton died on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Alamance Health Care Center in Burlington, North Carolina, at the age of 95.

Ms. Irvin was born in Halifax County on Aug. 17, 1920 to the late Mr. Johnny Davis Irvin and Mrs. Bettie Harris Irvin and was a member of Dan River Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors of Ms. Irvin include one daughter, Ms. Barbara Jean Fergus, of Graham, North Carolina; one granddaughter, Ms. Shaw Taya Carter, of Burlington; one sister, Ms. Gracie Acree, of Alton; one brother, Mr. Elisha Irvin, of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, five sisters, Ms. Anna Irvin, Mrs. Bertha Turbeville, Mrs. Collie Dunn, Mrs. Emma Foster and Ms. Mattie Irvin, and four brothers, Mr. Charles Irvin, Mr. Mark Irvin, Mr. George Irvin and Mr. William Irvin, also preceded Ms. Irvin in death.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 7, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Dan River Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Wilkerson officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the church service on Thursday.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


MRS. RUSSELL T. MITCHELL

Mrs. Russell T. Mitchell of Scottsburg Road, Scottsburg, VA died June 30th at Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg, VA at the age of 91.

Mrs. Mitchell was born in New York on May 5, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Mr. Nelson Taylor and Mrs. Mary Reeves Taylor. She was married to the late Mr. Eddie James Mitchell and was a retired stenographer with the City of New York with thirty years of service. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of First Baptist Church in East Elmhurst, New York. 


Mrs. Russell T. Mitchell is survived by (2) nephews: Mr. Douglas Jackson and wife Edna and Mr. William Henry Jackson and wife Millie; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Georgette Jackson; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by (3) brothers: Thomas, Thad Lee and Nelson Jackson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Russell T. Mitchell will be held Wednesday, July 6th at 2 p.m. at Crystal Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Louis S. Leigh officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Jackson, 2030 Scottsburg Road, Scottsburg, VA.

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


MR. JOHN DANIEL COLEMAN

Mr. John Daniel Coleman of South Boston, VA died on Monday, June 27th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 87.

Mr. Coleman was born January 22, 1929 in Halifax County to the late Mr. John Hayes Coleman and Mrs. Annie Bouldin Coleman. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. 

Mr. John Daniel Coleman is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Ruby McClendon; (1) son: Mr. John Hamlett; (1) grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (2) brothers: Mr. Donald Coleman and Mr. Albner Coleman; (4) sisters: Mrs. Edith Terry, Mrs. Cynthia Chappell, Mrs. Evelyn Pettus and Mrs. Remia Shepphard. 

Funeral services for Mr. John Daniel Coleman will be Wednesday, July 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Whitfield Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be at the service on Wednesday.

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



EVANGELIST KATHRYN GERTRUDE LASSITER BROOKS

Evangelist Kathryn Gertrude Lassiter Brooks of Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston, VA died Saturday, June 25th at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital at the age of 45.

Evangelist Brooks was born in Halifax County on October 2, 1970 to the late Mr. Marshall L. Lassiter and Mrs. Kathryn Winifried Hall Lassiter. She was married to Deacon James Nathaniel Brooks, Jr. and attended Whitestone Pentecostal Church.  

Evangelist Kathryn Brooks is survived by her husband: Deacon James Nathaniel Brooks, Jr. of the home; (1) daughter: Ms. Amber N. Brooks of South Boston, VA; a honorary son: Mr. Louis P. Lassiter of Atlanta, GA; (4) brothers: Mr. Louis Lassiter of Maryland, Mr. Michael Lassiter, Sr. and wife Arron of Alton, VA, Mr. Cornelius Lassiter and wife, Lisa of Yanceyville, NC and Bishop Nathaniel Lassiter and wife, Zerlene of Statesville, NC; her father and mother-in-law: Deacon James Brooks, Sr. and Sister Frances Brooks of Sutherlin, VA; (2) brothers-in-law: Mr. Anthony Brooks and wife, Jennifer of Ringgold, VA and Mr. Eric Brooks of Danville, VA; her beloved pet: Jonsey; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including honorary brother: Elder Reginald Morton and wife, Maria of Hamden, CT. 

Funeral services for Evangelist Kathryn Lassiter Brooks will be held Friday, July 1st at 2:00 p.m. at Whitestone Pentecostal Church in Sutherlin with Bishop Theodore Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in the Morning Star Holiness Church Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, June 30th from 10 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the residence between the hours of 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., 1191 Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston, VA.

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