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

Rose Marie Brooks Dismuke

Ms. Rose Marie Brooks Dismuke of Moore Street, South Boston, died Wednesday, May 24, at her residence at the age of 52.

Ms. Dismuke was born in Charlotte County on April 19, 1965 to the late Mr. Sylvester Brooks and Mrs. Rohoma Wooden Brooks. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and was formerly married to Mr. Samuel Dismuke.

Ms. Dismuke is survived by one son, Mr. Steven Brooks, and wife Latashia of South Boston; two daughters, Mrs. Tameka Roberts and husband Carlos and Ms. LaVontae Brooks, all of Clover; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Vickie Sims and husband Larry of South Boston, Mrs. Jackie Sims and husband Sherrell of Nathalie, Ms. Joyce Brooks of Chase City and Mrs. Nichole Bailey and husband Danny of Birmingham, Alabama; a devoted God-mother, Mrs. Thelma Canada, of South Boston; nine close-knit circle of extended sisters; six nieces and nephews; a devoted friend, Ms. Sharon Thompson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Ms. Dismuke will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, Red Oak, with the Rev. Roger Allen officiating.

Burial will follow in Salem Baptist Church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday, May 30, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1314 Moore Street, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Beatrice Clara Carrington Britton

Mrs. Beatrice Clara Carrington Britton of Morton’s Ferry Road, Nathalie died Monday, May 22, 2017, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 96.

Mrs. Britton was born Dec. 7, 1920 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Charlie West Carrington and Mrs. Bettie Bailey Carrington.

Those left to cherish her memories are five sons, Mr. Clarence D. Britton of Farmville, Mr. Charlie R. Britton and wife Edith of Nathalie, Mr. Douglas M. Britton and wife Juanita of Rembert, South Carolina, Mr. Larry E. Britton and wife Annette of Winston Salem, North Carolina, and Mr. Victor H. Britton and wife Mildred of Nathalie; 14 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; one sister, Ms. Marion Crawley, of Nathalie; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Mr. Dwight M. Britton, one sister, Ms. Theress Carrington, and 10 brothers, Mr. Hugo Carrington, Mr. Kermit Carrington, Mr. Quinton Carrington, Mr. Kenneth Carrington, Mr. Collins Carrington, Mr. Charlie Carrington, Mr. Hilton Carrington, Mr. Edwin Carrington, Mr. Richard Carrington and Mr. Harry Carrington.

Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice Clara Carrington Britton will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. with services at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Nathalie with pastor, the Rev. James Traynham, officiating and the Rev. Michael Terry, eulogist.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be held Friday, May 26, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2125 Morton’s Ferry Road, Nathalie.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

William Norton Coleman

Mr. William Norton Coleman of Ridge Street, South Boston died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at his residence at the age of 72.

Mr. Coleman was born in Halifax County on Oct. 9, 1944 to the late Mr. Charles S. Coleman and Mrs. Mabel Reid Coleman. He was married to the late Mrs. Nancy Edmundson Coleman and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

He was also a Vietnam War Army veteran.

Those left to cherish precious memories are his son, Mr. William Rashard Coleman, and his wife, Alexis, of South Boston; three grandchildren, Master Miles Coleman, Master Ashad Coleman and Miss Amari Coleman, all of South Boston; four sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Nash of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ms. Margaret Obie of Greensboro, North Carolina, Ms. Vearlie Coleman of New York, New York, and Mrs. Myrtle Bates and husband Marvis of Crystal Hill; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Betty Edmundson of South Boston and Mrs. LaVerne Edmundson of Washington, D.C.; two brothers-in-law, Mr. Howard Edmundson of South Boston and Mr. Naim Hasan of Washington, D.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, five sisters, Mrs. Geneva Burns, Mrs. Edith Jennings, Mrs. Lovenia Brown, Mrs. Zelda Brooks and Ms. Ammity Coleman; and one brother, Mr. Norman Coleman, also preceded Mr. Coleman in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Elder Brandon Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 99.

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

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1523 Ridge Street, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Pamela Arlyce Moorman

Ms. Pamela Arlyce Moorman of Halifax died Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at VCU Medical Center in Richmond at the age of 47.

Ms. Moorman was born on Oct. 11, 1969 in Halifax County to Mrs. Elsie Mosley White and the late Mr. Wilbert Edmunds Sr.

She was baptized at Crystal Hill Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories are three daughters, Ms. Ashante Johnson and Ms. Chanel Johnson, both of Richmond, and Ms. Shaquail Johnson of the home; one grandson, Master Carter T. Windfield, of the home; her mother, Mrs. Elsie Mosley White, of Nathalie; seven sisters, Ms. Shawnee Dixon of Vernon Hill, Ms. Jerri White of Nathalie, Mrs. Doshie Ragsdale and husband Leon, Ms. Shirley Edmunds and Ms. Gale Edmunds, all of South Boston, Ms. Virginia Pollard and Ms. Tasha Edmunds, both of Richmond; two brothers, Mr. Stafford Moorman of Nathalie and Mr. Freddie Edmunds and wife Sharmaine of South Boston; her step-mother, Mrs. Barbara Edmunds; her step-grandmother, Mrs. Geneva Jones; her step-father, Mr. Lewis Ferrell; four aunts; two uncles; and her god-sister, Ms. Wykinnya Whitehurst, of Richmond; her devoted cousin, Ms. Zena Rooks; two devoted friends, Ms. Deborah Thomas and Mr. Larry Breedlove; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her father, Ms. Moorman was preceded in death by one sister, Ms. Patricia Edmunds, and one brother, Mr. Wilbert Edmunds Jr.

Funeral services for Ms. Pamela Arlyce Moorman will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. with services at Crystal Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Louis Leigh officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be held Monday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1017 Joe Jackson Trail, Halifax.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Leatha Coleman McAdoo

Mrs. Leatha Coleman McAdoo of South Boston died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at The Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 96.

Mrs. McAdoo was born in Halifax County on Sept. 17, 1920 to the late Mr. Ernest Coleman Sr. and Mrs. Fannie M. Coleman. She was married to the late Mr. Ernest McAdoo and was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories are three sisters, Mrs. Mary Robinson of New York, New York, Mrs. Fannie G. Allen of Baltimore, Maryland, and Mrs. Vastena Overton of Browns Mills, New Jersey; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Geanea M. Coleman of Scottsburg and Mrs. Gladys Coleman of Mt. Vernon, New York; two devoted and loving caretakers, her nephew, Mr. Levi Carden Jr. and wife Mrs. Paulette Carden; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. McAdoo was preceded in death by five brothers, Mr. Phillip Coleman, Mr. Ernest Coleman Jr., Mr. Levi Coleman, Mr. Frank Coleman Sr. and Mr. Genight Coleman; five sisters, Mrs. Sallie Haskins, Mrs. Lillian Bailey, Mrs. Jessie Franks, Mrs. Rosa Smith and Mrs. Naomi Carden.

Funeral services for Mrs. Leatha Coleman McAdoo will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 11 a.m. with services at Spanish Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. William Coleman officiating and Pastor Ronnie Womack as eulogist.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel on Monday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Deacon Odell McKinley Lipscomb Jr.

Deacon Odell McKinley Lipscomb Jr. of South Boston died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital at the age of 77.

Deacon Lipscomb was born in Halifax County on May 9, 1940 to the late Mr. Odell M. Lipscomb Sr. and Mrs. Mattie Richardson Lipscomb. He was married to Mrs. Mary E. Lipscomb and was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Alton.

In addition to his wife of South Boston, survivors include two sons, Mr. Odell M. Lipscomb III of South Boston and Mr. Charles Lipscomb of Portsmouth; one grandson, Mr. Tremel H. Lipscomb; one brother, Mr. Leonard Lipscomb, and wife Cookie of Mebane, North Carolina; one sister, Mrs. Mary Link, of South Boston; four nephews including the devoted Mr. Charlie Link; three nieces, Ms. Lisa Clardy, Ms. Jackie Link and Ms. Jennifer Lipscomb; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, one sister, Mrs. Barbara L. Satterfield, and two brothers, Mr. Willis L. Lipscomb and Mr. Henry L. Lipscomb, also preceded Deacon Lipscomb in death.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey Bigelow officiating.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 4 to 5 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Patrick Henry Stephens

Patrick Henry Stephens of South Boston died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at his residence at the age of 85. Born in Pittsylvania County on Dec. 30, 1931 to the late Minnie Stephens and Alove Stephens, he was married to Fannie Glass Stephens. He was a retired employee of Southern Processors, Inc. in Danville of 54 years.

In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by a daughter, Doris Williams of Madison Heights, a granddaughter, Kelly Johnson of Madison Heights, two grandsons, Dameian Williams and Derrick Johnson, two great granddaughters, Shonn Johnson and Karneron Williams, a sister, Gladys Brown, two sisters-in-law, Hazel Glass and Mildred Woods and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Friday, May 19 at noon at The Crawford House Chapel with Rev. Thomas Divens officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 3133 Birch Elmo Road, South Boston. Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from noon-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 

MR. STANLEY BRYANT TERRY

Mr. Stanley Bryant “Road Hawk” Terry of Scottsburg, VA died Thursday May 11th at his residence at the age of 58.

Mr. Terry was born in Halifax County on August 25, 1958 to the late Mr. John David Terry and Mrs. Dollie Green Terry. He was married to Mrs. Cynthia McCargo Terry and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.

Mr. Terry is survived his wife: Mrs. Cynthia M. Terry of home; (2) sons: Mr. Danny Terry and wife Angelica of Richmond, VA and Mr. Brian Terry and wife DeShara of Chesapeake, VA; (3) grandsons: Javon, Nehemiyah and Zion Terry; (2) brothers: Rev. Michael Terry, Sr. and wife Donna of Scottsburg and Mr. Craig Terry and wife Shirley of Gales Ferry, CT; (3) sisters: Mrs. Linda Dixon and husband James of Clover, VA, Mrs. Audrey Crews and husband Keith and Ms. Ida C. Terry, all of Scottsburg, VA ; his father and mother-in-law: Mr. James and Mrs. Hazel Wimbush of Java, VA; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Phillip McCargo; (3) sisters-in-law: Ms. Natalie McCargo, Ms. Patricia McCargo and Ms. Zenobia Terry; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents: Mr. William “Billy” Green, Mrs. Clevie Green and Ms. Ida M. Terry.

Funeral services for Mr. Stanley Bryant Terry will be Tuesday, May 16th at 1 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with Pastor Alfred Chandler officiating and Rev. Michael Terry, Sr. eulogist. Burial will follow in The Terry Family Cemetery, Clover, VA.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 2064 Dryburg Road, Scottsburg, VA. Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. 

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



MR. BEA CHANDLER

Mr. Bea Chandler of Wilson Memorial Trail, Vernon Hill, VA died Monday, May 8th at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, NC at the age of 72.

Mr. Chandler was born in Halifax County, VA on October 4, 1944 to the late Mr. Adolph Chandler and Mrs. Marion Dixon Chandler and was married to Mrs. Florine Brown Chandler. He was a member of Wesley Chapel C.M.E. Church.

Mr. Chandler is survived by his wife: Mrs. Florine Chandler of the home; (4) sons: Mr. Barry Chandler and wife Tina of Crofton, MD, Mr. Craig Chandler and wife Sandra of Roxboro, NC, Mr. Allen Chandler of Halifax, VA and Mr. Mark Chandler and wife Sherry of Danville, VA; (5) grandchildren; (1) great grandson; (3) brothers: Mr. Robert Chandler and wife Gloria of Alexandria, VA, Mr. Adolph Chandler, Jr. and wife Grady and Mr. Thomas Chandler, all of Halifax, VA; (3) sisters: Ms. Martha Brown, Ms. Dorothy Brown and Mrs. Carolyn Ballou and husband Frank, all of Halifax, VA; (1) aunt; (2) sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Funeral services for Mr. Bea Chandler will be Saturday, May 13th at 2:00 p.m. at Wesley Chapel C.M.E. Church with Rev. Lacretia Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, May 12th at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax, VA from 10: 00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1136 Wilson Memorial Trail, Vernon Hill, VA.

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

MR. ALPHONSO ROOSEVELT CARRINGTON

Mr. Alphonso Roosevelt Carrington of Howard P. Anderson Hwy, Halifax, VA died Friday, May 5th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 48.

Mr. Carrington was born May 27, 1968 in Halifax County, VA to the late Mr. Franklin MacArthur Carrington and Mrs. Rose Lee McCraw Carrington. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Mr. Carrington is survived by (4) sisters: Ms. Yvonne Acree of Nathalie, VA, Ms. Jacqueline Jenett Carrington of South Boston, VA, Mrs. Maria C. Traynham and husband Arthur and Mrs. Denise C. Hamlett and husband Matthew, all of Scottsburg, VA; (1) brother: Mr. Larry Carrington and wife Sheila of Halifax, VA; (5) aunts; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including a devoted friend of the family Ms. Kim Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (3) brothers: Mr. James McCraw, Mr. Van Carrington and Mr. David Carrington.


Funeral services for Mr. Alphonso Roosevelt Carrington will be held Friday, May 12th at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Claiborne officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, May 11th at Jeffress Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Ms. Yvonne Acree, 6231 Hunting Creek Road, Nathalie, VA.

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

Henry Jacob King

Mr. Henry Jacob King of South Boston died Friday, April 21, 2017, at Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, at the age of 82.

Mr. King was born in Garrett, Kentucky, on Jan. 26, 1935 to the late Ms. Lola King. He was married to the late Mrs. Julia Medley King and was a member of Dan River Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mae Florence Miller and husband Douglas of Louisville, Kentucky, and Mrs. Lorene Miller and husband Matthew of Cincinnati, Ohio; four brothers, Mr. Johnny King of Augusta, Georgia, Mr. Walter King of Lawton, Oklahoma, Mr. Allen Smith of Toledo, Ohio, and Mr. Thomas Smith of Cincinnati; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife, one brother, Mr. Andrew Dent, also preceded Mr. King in death.

A homegoing celebration will be held Monday, May 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Dan River Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Wilkerson officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Jeffress Funeral Home from noon to 6 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1919 Spring Avenue, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Richard Harris Funeral and Cremation Services, Zebulon, North Carolina.