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

Carl Edwards

Mr. Carl Edwards of Beulah Road, Nathalie died on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Sentara Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 75.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 19, 1940 to the late Mr. Samuel Edwards and Mrs. Lula Tiller Edwards. He was married to Mrs. Hattie Cabell Edwards, who survives.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Edwards is survived by one step-daughter, Mrs. Linda White, of Philadelphia; one stepson, Mr. Dennis White, of Philadelphia; one brother-in-law, Mr. Gerald Cabell, of Halifax; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, one sister, Mrs. Maxine Edwards, and one brother, Mr. Tyrone Edwards, also preceded Mr. Edwards in death.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at 1 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The family will receive friends at the service on Saturday.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Raymond Wooden

Raymond Wooden, 75, of Lacks Town Road, Clover died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 6, 1940, a son of the late William Wooden and Susie Lacks Wooden. He was married to Pearl Pettus Wooden and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Wooden is survived by one daughter, Melissa Wooden of Clover; three sons, Raymond Wooden Jr. of White Plains, Md., Tyrome Wooden and Tony Wooden, both of Clover; four sisters, Betty Carter and husband Bill, Rachel Scott and husband Louis, Virginia Wooden and Easter Marshall, all of Clover; two brothers, Allen Wooden of Clover and Willie Wooden and wife Marilyn of Ansonia, Conn., eight grandchildren, one brother-in-law, Paul Boyd of Baltimore, MD, other relatives and friends.

One sister, Mary Boyd and two brothers, William Wooden and Peter Wooden, preceded him in death.

A funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with Rev. Alfred Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in the Lacks family cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 2029 Lacks Town Road, Clover.

Public viewing will be Thursday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


MRS. DEBBIE MILLER TUCKER

Mrs. Debbie Miller Tucker of West Oak Hill Drive, Halifax, VA passed away on Tuesday, August 16th at her residence at the age of 53.

Mrs. Tucker was born October 6, 1962 in Halifax County, VA to the late Mr. John Callon Miller and Ms. Gelois Ethel Moorefield Miller and was married to Minister Jimmie Rogers Tucker. She was a member of Republican Grove Baptist Church and was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Mrs. Tucker is survived by her husband Minister Jimmie Rogers Tucker of the home; (2) sons: Mr. Brian Tucker and wife Camilla of Scottsburg, VA, and Mr. Destin Tucker and wife Kathy of Salem, VA; (2) daughters: Mrs. Jehmir Staten and husband Tyrell of South Boston, VA, and Ms. Deja Tucker of the home; (8) grandchildren; (2) sisters: Ms. Cynthia Miller of Temple Hills, MD and Ms. Angela Miller of Nathalie, VA; (3) brothers: Mr. Donnie Miller and wife Tracy and Mr. Johnnie Miller all of Nathalie, VA; and Rev. Allen Pannell and wife Joan of Concord, VA; her mother-in-law: Mrs. Geneva Tucker; (3) sisters-in-law; (1) brother-in-law; (2) uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Homegoing services for Mrs. Debbie Miller Tucker will be held Sunday, August 21st at 3:00 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax, VA with Rev. Sylvester Crawley officiating. 

At the request of the family there will be no public viewing.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1073 West Oak Hill Drive, Halifax, VA.

Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider the Halifax Cancer Association, 25 South Main Street, Halifax, VA 24558.

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

MR. DAVID LEON CARRINGTON

Mr. David Leon Carrington of Green Acres Road, Chase City, VA and formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Saturday, August 13th at VCU Memorial Hospital, South Hill, VA at the age of 45.

He was born in Halifax County, VA on July 1, 1971 to the late Mr. Franklin Carrington and Mrs. Rose Lee McCraw Carrington. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was employed by Meherrin River Forest Products.

Mr. David Leon Carrington is survived by his fiancé Ms. Kim Smith of Chase City, VA; (2) daughters: Ms. Dominique Carrington and Ms. Danielle Carrington both of Chase City, VA; (4) sisters: Ms. Yvonne Acree of Nathalie, VA, Ms. Jacqueline Jeanette Carrington of South Boston, VA; Mrs. Maria Traynham and husband Arthur and Mrs. Denise Hamlett and husband Matthew, all of Scottsburg, VA; (2) brothers: Mr. Alphonso Carrington of Halifax, VA; and Mr. Larry Carrington and friend Shelia of South Boston, VA; (5) aunts; (1) uncle; (3) brothers-in-law; (4) sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by (2) brothers Mr. James McCraw and Mr. Van Carrington.

Funeral services for Mr. David Leon Carrington will be Saturday, August 20th at 2:00 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Claiborne officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Ms. Dominique Carrington, 86 Green Acres Road, Chase City, VA, and at the home of Ms. Yvonne Acree, 6231 Hunting Creek Road, Nathalie, VA.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, August 19th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

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

MS. HATTIE GERTRUDE BROWN

Ms. Hattie Gertrude Brown of Neals Corner Road, Clover, VA was born in Halifax County, VA on September 21, 1960 to the late Mr. Adolphus N. Brown, Sr. and Mrs. Emma Ewell Brown. Hattie received her early education in the Halifax County Public Schools and thereafter continued her studies to receive an associate degree. At an early age she joined Sunflower Baptist Church and after many faithful years of service, she retired from the United States Army as a Sergeant 1st Class.  
Ms. Brown has a very loving family that includes (2) sisters: Ms. E. Diane Brown of Clover, VA and Mrs. Preteasta B, Barksdale and husband Alfred of Lynchburg, VA; (4) brothers: Mr. James Harold Brown and wife Betty, Mr. Morgan Dwight Brown and wife Betty, all of Clover, VA, Mr. Randy K. Brown and wife Mary of Forest, VA and Mr. Lionell G. Brown of Clover, VA; (3) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Barbara Coleman Brown, Mrs. Ovellia Street Brown and Mrs. Darlene Dismuke Brown; (1) uncle; (3) aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, (5) brothers are deceased Mr. Charlie M. Brown, Mr. Archie D. Brown, Mr. Flave E. Brown, Mr. Andrew N. Brown, Sr. and Mr. Adolphus N. Brown, Jr. 
A celebration of life service honoring Ms. Hattie Gertrude Brown will be Saturday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m. at Bethel Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Maurice Ferrell presiding, with military honors following the service.

The family will greet friends at the service on Saturday.


MRS. GERTRUDE MOSLEY McLEAN

Mrs. Gertrude Mosley McLean of Carr Lane, Halifax, VA died on Friday, August 12th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 80.
Mrs. McLean was born July 28, 1936 in Beloit, Alabama to the late Mr. Willie Mosley and Mrs. Lucille Coleman Mosley. She was married to Mr. W D McLean and was a member of Crystal Hill Baptist Church, and was the owner of Mac and Rich Adult Home.
Mrs. Gertrude Mosley McLean is survived by her husband Mr. W D McLean of the home; (1) daughter: Ms. Valerie Richardson of South Boston, VA; (2) sons: Mr. Otis Van “Wolf” Richardson and Mr. Vincent Lamont Richardson, both of Halifax, VA; (9) grandchildren; (4) great-grandchildren; (2) brothers: Mr. Willie Mosley and Mr. Roosevelt Mosley, both of Upper Marlboro, MD; and a host of other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Mosley McLean will be Saturday, August 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Crystal Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Louis S. Leigh officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, August 19th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax, VA.

The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday.

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

Ernest Sims

Mr. Ernest Sims of Berry Hill Road, South Boston died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at his residence at the age of 51.

Mr. Sims was born in Halifax County on Nov. 6, 1964 to the late Mr. George Lawrence Sims Sr. and Mrs. Margaret Louise White Sims Coleman.

He was a member of Banister Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Ms. Lakonica Sims, of South Boston; one son, Mr. Anthony Sydnor, of Halifax; five sisters, Ms. Janice Chandler, and Mrs. Ann Johnson and husband Kelvin of South Boston, Mrs. Margaret Anderson and husband Lander, Ms. Lily Sims and Ms. Sue Sims, all of Halifax; one brother, Mr. Harvey White, and wife Glendora of Halifax; three grandchildren, Jerry Sydnor and Messiah Sydnor of Halifax, and Kamonte Sims of South Boston; three aunts, Mrs. Bernice Ferrell, Ms. Annie Holt and Ms. Rosa Ferguson, all of South Boston; one sister-in-law, Ms. Angela Sims, of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, one brother, Mr. George Lawrence Sims Jr., also preceded Mr. Sims in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Banister Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. William F. Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of Mr. Kelvin and Mrs. Ann Johnson, 72 Poplar Creek Street, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Junious David Jackson

Mr. Junious David Jackson of Lee Syd Moore Road, Scottsburg died Thursday, August 4 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the of 82.

Mr. Jackson was born in Halifax County on January 12, 1934 to the late Mr. David Jackson and Mrs. Elizabeth Strange Jackson. He was first married to the late Mrs. Delia Jackson and later married Mrs. Rosetta Sydnor Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a member of St. James Baptist Church and was a long time building contractor.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosetta Jackson of the home; four sons, Rev. Michael D. Jackson and wife Furness of South Boston, Mr. Anthony Jackson and wife Patricia of Richmond, Rev. Fran S. Jackson and wife Eunice of South Boston and Mr. Ricky D. Jackson and wife Victoria of Halifax; one step-daughter, Mrs. Belicia Easley and husband Michael of South Boston; 16 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; one aunt, Mrs. Ruth Strange of South Boston; nine sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his first wife and parents, Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Clarice Lyons; and three brothers, Mr. Robert Jackson, Mr. Billy Jackson and Mr. Melvin R. Jackson Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Junious David Jackson will be Tuesday, August 9 at 1 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Byrd Blackwell officiating and Rev. Dr. Ronnie L. Keene eulogist. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family is receiving friends Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and all other times at the residence, 1101 Lee Syd Moore Road, Scottsburg.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Helen Clara White Chambers

Mrs. Helen Clara White Chambers of Richmond, formerly of Halifax County, died on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Manor Care in Richmond at the age of 78.

Mrs. Chambers was born in Dinwiddie County on Dec. 31, 1937 to the late Mrs. Rosa Lee “Mickey” White Walker and was the stepdaughter of the late Mr. Philip Walker. She was married to the late Mr. William Thomas Chambers Sr. and retired from Burlington Industries after 31 years of service.

Mrs. Chambers was a faithful member of St. Luke C.M.E. Church for many years and later became a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.


Mrs. Chambers is survived by five sons, Mr. Henry P. Chambers and wife Waltraud, Mr. Harvey E. Chambers, Mr. William T. Chambers Jr. and wife Darlene, Mr. Ernest S. Chambers and wife Christina and Mr. Lawrence E. Chambers and wife Tiffiney; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Mable C. Brown; one stepson, Mr. James T. Coles, and wife Maureen; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Millie Casper; one aunt, Mrs. Hazel Fowlkes; and a host of other relatives and devoted friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, one brother, Mr. James White, also preceded Mrs. Chambers in death.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel, Halifax.  


Burial will follow in St. Luke C.M.E. Church Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, Aug. 6, at The Crawford House from noon until service time.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


MRS. MUCIE McCARGO MITCHELL

Mrs. Mucie McCargo Mitchell of Old Richmond Road, Keeling, VA died on Sunday, July 31st at Danville Regional Medical Center at the age of 86.

Mrs. Mitchell was born May 18, 1930 in Halifax County, VA to the late Mr. Arthur McCargo and the late Mrs. Cora Clarke McCargo. She was married to the late Mr. Roger Mitchell and was a member of St. Luke Apostolic Church.

Mrs. Mucie McCargo Mitchell is survived by (3) daughters: Mrs. Daisy Tuck of South Boston, VA, Mrs. Virginia Farmer of Keeling, VA and Ms. Mucie L. Mitchell of Richmond, VA; (2) sons: Mr. Carlton Mitchell of New Jersey and Mr. Aaron Mitchell of Maryland; (20) grandchildren, numerous great- grandchildren, and (1) sister: Mrs. Golden Scott of South Boston, VA. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by (1) son: Mr. Calvin Mitchell, (2) sisters: and (5) brothers, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mucie McCargo Mitchell will be held Saturday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church with Elder Harry Betts, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in New Mt. Olive Apostolic Church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Friday, August 5th from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, , South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Mrs. Daisy Tuck, 340 Ferry Street, Apt. 117, South Boston, VA.

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


BERNICE HUMPHREY SUGG

Mrs. Bernice Humphrey Sugg of Hampton, VA and formerly of South Boston, VA died July 26th in Hampton at the age of 96.

She was born October 29, 1919 in Semora, NC and was the daughter of the late Mr. Charlie Humphrey and Mrs. Lovey Clay Humphrey. Mrs. Sugg was married to the late Honorable Judge Irvin Douglas Sugg, Sr. and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Bernice Humphrey Sugg is survived by (5) children: Mrs. Norma Jean Whitted, Ms. Judith Sugg Scott, Mr. Irvin Douglas Sugg, Jr., Mrs. Shirley Sugg Scott and The Honorable Bryant Lee Sugg; (14) grandchildren; (16) great grandchildren; (2) sons-in-law: Mr. George Whitted and Mr. Jon Scott; (1) daughter-in-law: Mrs. Frances Sugg; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Lottie Humphrey; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by (5) brothers: Charlie, Carnell, Clarence, Robert and Roger Humphrey.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Humphrey Sugg will be Sunday, July 31st at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Father James R. Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Garden Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday from 4 until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

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