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

MRS. MARY GERTRUDE TRAYNHAM BYRD

Mrs. Mary Gertrude Traynham Byrd of Dudley Road, Halifax, VA died on Sunday, February 18th at Sentara Woodview at the age of 98.

Mrs. Byrd was born January 18, 1920 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Gene Ed Traynham and Ms. Lillian Thompson. She was married to the late Mr. Robert Byrd and was a member of First Baptist Church in Meadville.

Mrs. Byrd is survived by (3) daughters: Ms. Julie E. Byrd of Halifax, VA, Ms. Mary Stovall Loman and Rev. Barbara Gibbs and husband, Willie, all of New Jersey; (4) sons: Mr. Larry Byrd and wife, Louise and Mr. Robert Byrd of Halifax, VA, Mr. Wallace Byrd of South Boston, VA and Mr. David Byrd and wife Odessa, both of New Jersey; (24) grandchildren; (61) great grandchildren; (27) great great grandchildren; (2) great great great grandchildren; son-in-law: Mr. Charles Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including her beloved church family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by (2) daughters: Ms. Lillian Byrd and Mrs. Alice Brown; (1) son: Mr. James Byrd; (1) sister: Mrs. Virginia Traynham and (2) grandsons: Mr. Adrian Anderson and Baby Brown.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Gertrude Traynham Byrd will be held at First Baptist Church in Meadville on Saturday, February 24th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Wimbish officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home in South Boston.  

The family will receive friends at the residence of Ms. Tina Brown, 4031 Ball Park Road, Halifax, VA.

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


GEORGE ARTHUR FOSTER

Mr. George Arthur Foster of Clover, VA died February 18th at the age of 88.

Mr. Foster was born May 20, 1929 in Halifax County to the late Mr. John Arthur Foster and Mrs. Edna Powell Foster. He was married to Mrs. Listene Hunt Foster and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.

Mr. Foster is survived by his wife: Mrs. Listene Foster of the home; (5) sons: Mr. James Foster and wife, Mamie of Randolph, VA, Mr. Leroy Foster and wife, Shelby of Clover, VA, Mr. David Foster and wife, Carla of Netherlands, Holland, Mr. Bobby Foster of the home and Mr. Charles Foster and wife, Nicole of South Boston, VA; (16) grandchildren; (18) great grandchildren; (5) sisters: Mrs. Betty Delaware and husband John Henry of Clover, VA, Mrs. Agnes Strange of South Boston, VA, Mrs. Annie Clark of Clover, VA, Mrs. Irene Edmonds and husband James of Alexandria, VA and Mrs. Nadine Staten of South Boston, VA; (3) brothers: Mr. Robert Henry Foster and wife Jamesenna of North Carolina, Mr. Burrell Foster and wife Mary of Hampton, VA and Mr. Willie Foster of Clover, VA; (1) daughter-in-law: Mrs. Emma Foster; (3) sisters-in-law; (2) brothers-in-law; (3) aunts; (2) uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Foster was preceded in death by (1) daughter: Annie Mae Foster; (1) son: George Foster, Jr.; (2) brothers: Sam and John Davis Foster; (1) sister: Bernice Foster Dixon and (1) great granddaughter: Shantel Foster.  Funeral services for Mr. George Arthur Foster will be Saturday, February 24th at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Alfred Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing hours Friday beginning at 10 a.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 7 until 8 p.m. 

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

MRS. EASTER WOODEN MARSHALL

Mrs. Easter Wooden Marshall of Clover, VA died Saturday, February 17th at Woodview at the age of 83.

Mrs. Marshall was born in Clover, VA on February 17, 1935 to the late Mr. William Henry Wooden and Mrs. Susie Lacks Wooden. She was married to the late Mr. Elmore Wiley Marshall and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.

Mrs. Marshall is survived by (3) sisters: Ms. Virginia Wooden, Mrs. Rachel Scott and husband, Louis and Ms. Betty J. Carter and husband, Bill all of Clover, VA; (2) brothers: Mr. Willie Wooden and wife, Marilyn of New Haven, Connecticut and Mr. Alan Wooden of Clover, VA; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Pearl Wooden of Clover, VA; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Sandy Boyd of Baltimore, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Easter Wooden Marshall will be held Friday, February 23rd at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Alfred L. Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will Thursday, February 22nd from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

The family receiving friends at residence of Mr. Bill and Mrs. Betty Carter, 1046 Mt. Laurel Road, Clover, VA.  

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


MR. WALTER BEVERLY EDMONDS, SR.

Mr. Walter Beverly Edmonds, Sr. of Halifax, VA died on Monday, February 19th at Sentara Halifax Regional at the age of 80.

Mr. Edmonds was born February 9, 1938 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Willie Edmonds and Mrs. Ida Bell Marable Edmonds Haskins. He was married to Mrs. Florine C. Edmonds and was a member of New Arbor Baptist Church.

Mr. Edmonds is survived by his wife: Mrs. Florine C. Edmonds of the home; (3) daughters: Ms. Ella M. Pannell and Ms. Jacqueline E. Chandler, both of Halifax, VA, and Venus F. Gorham of South Boston, VA; (1) sister:  Mrs. Nancy Fallen of Goldsboro, NC; (2) brothers-in-law: Mr. George T. Crews and wife Annette and Mr. Floyd Lawson, Sr.; (3) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Marie Tucker, Mrs. Marie Leigh and Mrs. Classie Crews; (6) grandchildren; (8) great grandchildren; and a host nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (1) son, Walter B. Edmonds, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Walter Beverly Edmonds, Sr. will be Thursday, February 22nd at 11 a.m. 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 Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1005 Pine Trail, Halifax, VA.

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

MR. JOSEPH D. ALDERSON, JR.

Mr. Joseph D. Alderson, Jr. of Ridge Street, South Boston, VA died on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the age of 66.

Mr. Alderson was born in Halifax County on January 2, 1951 to the late Mr. Joseph Daniel Alderson, Sr. and Mrs. Catherine Marie Combs Alderson. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and for many years was employed at the former Daystrom Furniture Company.

Mr. Alderson is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Serita Windsor of South Boston, VA; (3) sons: Mr. Roderick Windsor and wife Theresa of Santa Fe, NM, Mr. Travion Alderson and Mr. Kalvin Alderson, both of Richmond, VA; (2) step children: Mr. Lawrence Mitchell of Oakland, CA and Mr. Luther Mitchell of Richmond, VA; (2) sisters: Ms. Patsy Ann Lennon and Ms. Loretta Ballou, both of South Boston, VA; (8) grandchildren; (2) great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (1) sister: Mrs. Nannie Jackson and (2) brothers: Mr. Samuel Alderson and Mr. Augusta Combs

Funeral services for Mr. Joseph D. Alderson will be Thursday, February 22nd at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bishop Harry W. Betts, Jr. officiating. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Wednesday, February 21st from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at home of Ms. Patsy Ann Lennon, 1550 Ridge Street, South Boston, VA.

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


Henry Nathaniel Boyd

Mr. Henry Nathaniel Boyd of Petersburg, VA and formerly of Halifax County, VA died February 13th at VCU Medical Center in Richmond at the age of 47.

Mr. Boyd was born in Halifax County, VA on September 21, 1971 and was the son of the late Mr. Harry Lee Miller and Ms. Mary Boyd. He was married to Mrs. Lenarda Horton Boyd.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Boyd is survived by his children: Precious Jiggetts, Nathaniel Jiggetts, Nathalie Burford, Sarena Jiggetts and Cedwick Jiggetts; (8) grandchildren; (2) great grandchildren; his siblings: Janetta Boyd, Shelly Boyd, James Boyd, and Bettina Walker (Lamont) all of Nathalie, VA, Shuntae Guy (Keisha), Alecia Guy and Derrick Bouie all of Richmond, VA, Shelby Bouie, Jason Bouie, Matisele Bouie, Cedric Bouie and Tonya Bailey (Rodney) all of South Boston, VA, Stacy Hamlett (Adarius) of Florida, Harry Lee Bailey (Ingrid) of Alabama, Elton Chandler and Kakawana “Bam” Chandler both of Wilmington, DE; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by (1) brother, Anthony Black.

Memorial services for Mr. Henry Nathaniel Boyd will be Saturday, February 17th at 1 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Claiborne officiating.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Ms. Bettina Walker, 4051 Chestnut Road, Nathalie, VA.

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


MS. PHOEBE ELIZABETH GARRETT JENNINGS

Ms. Phoebe Elizabeth Garrett Jennings of Sinai Road, South Boston, VA died Monday, February 12th at her residence at the age of 62.

Ms. Jennings was born in Halifax County, VA on April 8, 1955 to the late Mr. Milton Palmer Garrett and Mrs. Phoebe Smith Garrett. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and a former employee of Craddock Terry Shoe Cooperation.

Ms. Jennings is survived by (2) daughters: LaQuitta C. Barbour and Shavon J. King (Giles); (1) son: Charles Lamont Jennings; (1) granddaughter whom she helped raise: Karisma Darden and great-grandson: Zeah Canada; her extended family daughter: Tonya Covington; and grandchildren: Rahzell Bullock, Da’Rell Cole, Jr., Xavier Covington and Amina Buster; (2) sisters: Annie E. Ragland, and Connie Carrington; (1) brother: Saint-Clair Garrett (Robin); (2) sisters-in-law: Junie Garrett and Linda Garrett; a host of nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings; Sam, Nannie, Milton, Edward, Pearl, William, James, Wilson, Elizabeth, Lester, George, Irene, and Betty; and (1) great- grandson: KaMari .

Funeral services for Ms. Phoebe Jennings will be held Sunday, February 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. James E. Traynham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, February 17th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5 until 6 p.m. The family will also be receiving friends at the home of Ms. Connie Carrington, 1124 Rev. Coleman Road, Clover, VA. 

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


Verlie Terry

Ms. Verlie Terry of River Road, South Boston died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Sentara Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 87.

Ms. Terry was born in Halifax County on Oct. 13, 1930 to the late Mr. Johnnie Stewart Terry and Mrs. Homie Garrett Terry and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Ms. Terry is survived by two sisters, Ms. Bessie Mae Edmonds of Jacksonville, Florida, and Mrs. Sue Alice T. Logan and husband Matthew of South Boston; one aunt, Mrs. Gracie Terry, of South Boston; and a host of nieces including the devoted Mrs. Ollie Gosier; nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including her pastor, the Rev. M. DeWayne Mack, Mrs. Mary Pounds and Mrs. Evelyn Crews.


In addition to her parents, three sisters, Mrs. Annie Pearl Bruce, Mrs. Louise Younger and Mrs. Frances Logan, and one brother, Mr. John Terry Jr., also preceded Ms. Terry in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at noon at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. M. DeWayne Mack officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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

The family will be receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew and Sue Logan, 2016 River Road, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

James Edward Lovelace III

Mr. James Edward Lovelace III of Scranton, Pennsylvania, formerly of Halifax County, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News at the age of 65.

Mr. Lovelace was born in Halifax County on Feb. 18, 1952 to the late Mr. Thomas Howard Lovelace and Mrs. Frances Robertson Lovelace and was married to Mrs. Linda Kay Smith-Lovelace.

He served in the United States Army and was an active member of the Green Ridge Masonic Lodge #597 in Pennsylvania.


Mr. Lovelace is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Smith-Lovelace; seven daughters, Ms. Franzette Lovelace, Mrs. Dawn Roberts and husband George, Ms. Sonya Lovelace, all of South Boston, Mrs. Sabrina Sooper and husband Jason of Douglasville, Georgia, Ms. Malika Lovelace of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ms. Kimberly Lovelace of Tallahassee, Florida, and Ms. Nicole Lovelace of Gainesville, Florida; his step-children, Gaeton Melea (Cindy) and Carrie Shultz (Alphonse); nine grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Fountain and husband Robert and Mrs. Beulah Ford and husband Breedlove, all of South Boston; four brothers, Mr. Gerald Lovelace and wife Helen, Mr. Gary Lovelace and wife Vanessa, all of New Jersey, Mr. Carroll Lovelace of Maryland and Mr. Dwight Lovelace and wife Aries Lee; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Lovelace was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Selma Lovelace and Ms. Mattie P. Lovelace, and two brothers, Mr. Howard Lovelace and Mr. Steven Lovelace.

Funeral services for Mr. Lovelace will be Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street in South Boston with the Rev. Allan G. Smith pastor and the Rev. Margaret Coleman eulogist.


The family will receive friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George and Dawn Roberts, 1734 Norwood Ave, South Boston.

Public viewing hours will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Elizabeth Williams Palmer

Mrs. Elizabeth “Liz” Williams Palmer of Halifax Road, Halifax died on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Berry Hill Nursing Home at the age of 91.

Mrs. Palmer was born Jan. 1, 1927 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Burrell Bassett and Mrs. Elizabeth Ragsdale Bassett. She was first married to the late Lorenzo Williams and later married the late Mr. Samuel Palmer Jr. and was a member of Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Mrs. Palmer is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Waynesboro Wyatt of Halifax and Mrs. Francis Brooks of Little Rock, Arizona; five cousins, Mrs. Venetra Weaver, Mr. Norman Duncan, Ms. Blondine Duncan, Mr. Oliver Ragsdale and Mr. Randolph Ragsdale; three step-children; and a host of other relatives and friends.


In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Mr. Otis Wyatt.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Williams Palmer will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jackie Stamps officiating.

Burial will follow in the Halifax Memorial Garden Cemetery.


Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Waynesboro Wyatt, 3460 Old Halifax Road, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

MRS. REDESSA RUTH POINTER TAYLOR

Mrs. Redessa Ruth Pointer Taylor of Bronx, NY, formerly of Halifax County died Sunday, January 28th at the age of 75.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Halifax County, VA on March 15, 1942 to the late Mr. Zachariah Pointer and Mrs. Geneva Pointer. She was married to the late Mr. Lorenza Taylor and was a member of Brandon Chapel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by (1) son: Harlan Taylor of Bronx, NY; (1) brother: Zollie Pointer (Willa) of Baltimore, MD; (1) sister: Rosa Lee Barnett (Cortez) of Baltimore, MD; (1) sister-in-law: Lavella Pointer of Baltimore, MD; (1) uncle: Lark Pointer of Brooklyn, NY; (3) aunts: Juanita Brewer, Louise Sparks, and Cora Pointer, all of Alton, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Pauline Warren of Bronx, NY. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by (5) brothers: Leonard, Elvoyd, Jeremiah, Larkie and Ozea Pointer and (5) sisters: Gloria Kelley, Janette Harris, Elnora Hamlett, Lena Rhames, and Yvonne Briggs.

Funeral services for Mrs. Radessa Pointer Taylor will be held Monday, February 5th at 1 p.m. at Greater Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. D. Tyrone officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will Sunday, February 4th from 12 noon to 6 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.  

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

MR. JAMES ELVIS HILL

Mr. James Elvis Hill of Spring Avenue, South Boston, VA died on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Duke University Hospital at the age of 57.

Mr. Hill was born February 13, 1960 in Clover, VA to the late Mr. William Traynham and Mrs. LinDora Hill Traynham. He was married to Mrs. Diane Yancey Hill and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.

Mr. Hill is survived by his wife: Mrs. Diane Hill of the home; (1) daughter: Ms. Shireese Hill of Garner, NC; (1) son: Mr. Clinton Hill of Raleigh, NC; (1) step-daughter: Ms. Lorinthea Yancey of Newark, NJ; (1) step-son: Mr. Eric Yancey of Alton, VA; (3) brothers: Mr. Michael Hill (Vera), Mr. Dennis Hill, and Mr. Noel Ferrell, all of Clover, VA; (3) grandchildren; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Carolyn Lawson (Quinton) of Roxboro, NC; (2) brothers-in-law: Mr. John Junior Lawson and Mr. McKinley Lawson, both of Roxboro, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the mother of his children: Ms. Shirley Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (1) brother: Mr. Ronald Hill

Funeral services for Mr. James Elvis Hill will be Sunday, February 4th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with Rev. Alfred Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Saturday, February 3rd from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1920 Spring Avenue, South Boston, VA. 

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

MS. TASHA LARAE NICKERSON

Ms. Tasha LaRae Nickerson of Atlanta, GA, formerly of Halifax County died Friday, January 26th in Georgia at the age of 31.

Ms. Nickerson was born in Chapel Hill, NC on July 29, 1986 to Ms. Gladys Reed Connelly and Mr. Willie Nickerson. She was baptized at New Zion Baptist Church at an early age.

Ms. Nickerson is survived by her fiancé: Mr. Khadeem Evans; mother: Ms. Gladys Connelly; father: Mr. Willie D. Nickerson; (5) sisters: Ms. Aaronia Reed, Ms. Sharnee Nickerson, Ms. Ashley Nicholson, Ms. Diamond Tyson and Ms. Jenna Rose Nickerson; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Stephan Nicholson; paternal grandparents: Mr. Willie and Mrs. Peggy Nickerson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including, Ms. Candice Marshall and Ms. Nikki Brown. She was preceded in death by; (1) brother: Mr. Michel Reed; maternal grandparents: Mr. Ben and Mrs. Pauline Reed and great grandmother: Ms. Pearline Nickerson.

Funeral services for Ms. Tasha LaRae Nickerson will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at New Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie Yancey officiating. Burial will follow in the Reed Family Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.  

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

Mr. Charlie Junior “Uncle June” Brandon

Mr. Charlie Junior “Uncle June” Brandon of 1096 Jeffress Trail, Alton, VA died Friday, January 26th at Berry Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 82.

Mr. Brandon was born on October 31, 1935 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Charlie E. Brandon, Sr. and Mrs. Sarah Jane Brandon. He was a member of Greater Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Brandon is survived by (1) brother: Mr. Edward Brandon (Marie) of Alton, VA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by (4) brothers and their wives: Mr. Solomon Brandon (Lottie), Mr. Samuel Brandon (Mary), Mr. John E. Brandon (Willie Dorothy) and Mr. Clifton Brandon (Fannie); and (3) sisters: Mrs. Rosetta Jeffress (MacDoward), Mrs. Gladys Pointer (Redmond), and Mrs. Eva Jeffress (John). 

Funeral services for Mr. Charlie Junior “Uncle June” Brandon will be held Saturday, February 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at Greater Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Darran Brandon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, February 2nd from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1096 Jeffress Trail, Alton, VA.

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

MR. BILLY TRUMAN WOOD

Mr. Billy Truman Wood of Mallard Lane, South Boston, VA died on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital at the age of 68.

Mr. Wood was born March 28, 1949 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Issac Wood and Mrs. Mary Irby Wood. Mr. Wood was married to Mrs. Lillian Easley Wood and was a member of New Mt. Olive Apostolic Church.

Mr. Wood is survived by his wife: Mrs. Lillian Easley Wood of the home; (2) daughters: Ms. Lakeisha Wood and Mrs. Winnie E. Baker and husband Michael, all of South Boston, VA; (2) sons: Mr. Truman L. Wood and wife, Rhonda and Mr. Efriem M. Wood and wife, Claudia, all of South Boston, VA; (10) grandchildren; (2) brothers: Mr. Claude T. Wood and Mr. Issac J. Wood, both of South Boston, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and devoted friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by (1) grandchild: Azaria Walton; (1) sister: Mrs. Lonnie Rae Ragsdale; (2) brothers: Mr. John R. Wood and Mr. Arthur Lee Wood.

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Truman Wood will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. at New Mt. Olive Apostolic Church with Rev. Dr. Brenneta C. Williams officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and at other times at the residence, 1018 Mallard Lane, South Boston, VA.

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


MRS. HATTIE SUE TUCKER STOVALL

Mrs. Hattie Sue Tucker Stovall of 1050 Bane Street, South Boston, VA died Friday, January 26th at Sentara Woodview at the age of 79.

Mrs. Stovall was born in Halifax County, VA on March 8, 1938 to the late Mr. William Tucker and Mrs. Viola Brandon Tucker. She was married to the late Mr. Herbert Hoover Stovall and was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Alton, VA. 

Mrs. Stovall is survived by (2) daughters: Doris (Jerry) and Tammy (Lynn) of South Boston, VA; (2) sons: Herbert Alvester and Noland, all of South Boston, VA; (10) grandchildren including Beronica Jones Wesley whom Hattie helped raise her as a daughter; a special son-in-law: James Medley and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by (2) daughters: Maggie and Vangula; (3) sisters: Odella Robertson, Thelma Dunn and Shirley Coleman; (1) brother: Gene Tucker; (2) half brothers: Robert and Ivory Long and (1) half sister: Christine Long.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Sue Tucker Stovall will be held Thursday, February 1st at 2:00 p.m. with services at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Featherston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday, January 31st 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, 1050 Bane Street, Lot 202, South Boston, VA.

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

MR. ALFRED LEON COLEMAN, SR.

Mr. Alfred Leon Coleman, Sr. of Mason Chapel Road, Alton, VA died Thursday January 25th at his residence at the age of 74.

Mr. Coleman was born in Halifax County on March 24, 1943 to the late Mr. Vernon Wade and Mrs. Bertha Coleman Johnson. He was married to Mrs. Shirley Chambers Coleman and was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church where he served on the Board of Deacons. Mr. Coleman was also a United States Army Veteran.

Mr. Coleman is survived by his wife: Mrs. Shirley C. Coleman of the home; (3) sons: Mr. Alfred Leon Coleman, Jr. (Chuvola), Mr. William Garnett Coleman (Cynthia), all of Alton, VA, and Mr. Timothy Maurice Coleman (Liz) of Williamsburg, VA; (10) grandchildren; his step mother: Ms. Sadie Wade of Philadelphia, PA; (2) sisters: Ms. Cynthia Crayton (Tony) of Parkton, NC and Ms. Faith Johnson of Laurel, MD; (5) brothers: Mr. Richard Johnson (Lillian) of Broadalbin, NY, Mr. Wayne Johnson (Phyllis) of Riveria, FL, Mr. Paul Johnson (Terry) of Mt. Airy, MD, Mr. Lewis Wade and Mr. Gary Wade, both of Philadelphia, PA; (3) aunts: Ms. Viola Coleman of Alton, VA, Ms. Jannie Hughes and Ms. Evelyn Jones, both of South Boston, VA; (2) uncles: Dr. James C. Chambers of Detroit, MI and Mr. Henry Jones of Jacksonville, FL; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Joseph Chambers (Annsha); (1) sister-in-law: Ms. Clara Chambers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Coleman was preceded in death by (2) sisters Ms. Mary Olds and Ms. Charlene Savoy.

Funeral services for Mr. Alfred Leon Coleman Sr., will be Wednesday, January 31st at 2 p.m. at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Wilson, eulogist. Burial will follow in church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Alfred Coleman Jr, 1016 Mason Chapel Road Alton, VA. Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

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