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MRS. WILLIE MAE WATSON BARNETT

Mrs. Willie Mae Watson Barnett of Childs Ave, South Boston, VA died Sunday, August 10th at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 83.

Mrs. Barnett was born in Lincolnton, GA on March 1, 1931 to the late Mr. John Watson and Mrs. Carrie B. Freeman Watson and was married to Mr. Willis Barnett. She was a member of Owens Grove Baptist Church and was formerly employed at Tultex, Inc.

Mrs. Willie Mae Watson Barnett is survived by her husband : Mr. Willis Barnett of the home; (1) daughter: Dr. Beverly Allen-Hardy and husband, John of Richmond, VA; (1) grandson: Mr. Aaron Allen of Richmond, VA; (1) aunt: Mrs. Sallie Ramsey of Lincolnton, GA; (2) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Catherine Williams and Ms. Daisy Barnett, both of Cluster Springs, VA; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Herbert Barnett of Richmond, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted, Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell of South Boston, VA. She was also preceded in death by (1) brother: Mr. Aubrey Watson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Watson Barnett will be Thursday, August 14th at 2:00 p. m. at Owens Grove Baptist Church with Rev. John Leigh officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 204 Childs Ave, South Boston, VA.

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

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




​ Genight Coleman

Mr. Genight Coleman of 4133 Dryburg Road, Scottsburg died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at his residence at the age of 70.

Mr. Coleman was born in Halifax County on Jan. 1, 1944 to the late Mr. Earnest Coleman and Mrs. Fannie Mosley Coleman and was married to Mrs. Geanea Logan Coleman.

He was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church, a Vietnam Army veteran and was a retired employee of Daystrom Furniture, Inc.

Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Ms. Yolanda Coleman, of North Carolina; two grandchildren, Alanna Brooks and Julian Bouldin; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Robertson of Bronx, New York, Mrs. Leatha McAdoo of South Boston, Ms. Naomi Carden of Scottsburg, Mrs. Vastena Overton of Browns Mill, New Jersey, and Mrs. Geneva Powell of Baltimore, Maryland; four brothers-in-law, Mr. Albert Logan Jr. and wife Linda Logan of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mr. Tyrone Logan of South Boston, Mr. George Logan of Dillwyn and Mr. Larry Scott of Camden, New Jersey; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Coleman will be Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Spanish Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank E. Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #99.

The family will receive friends at the home. Public viewing hours will be Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Dorothy Mae Tuck Lacy


Mrs. Dorothy Mae Tuck Lacy of 1094 Tenth Street, Virgilina died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at her residence at the age of 88.

Mrs. Lacy was born in Halifax County on Jan. 26, 1926 to the late Mr. Sam Tuck and Mrs. Hazel Barnett Tuck and was married to Mr. Charles Lacy.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Virgilina and was a retired nurse.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Mr. Paul Lawrence Lacy and wife Ruth of Sicklerville, New Jersey, and Mr. Samuel Charles Lacy and wife Roslind of Virgilina; one daughter, Ms. Henrietta Towe, of Virgilina; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lacy will be Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Virgilina, with the Rev. Lorenzo R. Love officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence. Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.




William L. Hunt Sr.

William L. Hunt Sr. of New York, formerly of South Boston, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 in New York at the age of 93. Born in Halifax County on Jan. 24, 1921 to the late Lewis Hunt and Beulah Hunt Yancey, he was married to Bessie Chapel Hunt and later to the late Ruth E. Combs Hunt. He was a United States World War II Army veteran.

Mr. Hunt is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Cox and husband, Gerard and LaVerne Hunt, all of New York, five grandchildren, Shaleah Johnson, Larry Johnson, Angela Hunt, Darren Cox and Andrea Cox, ten great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Hunt, two sons, William “Billy” Hunt Jr. and Ron Hunt and two sisters, Ercelle Russell and Ms. Dorothy Combs.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Rose Garden cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 5-8 p.m.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home.



Theodore ‘Teddy’ David Crews Jr.

Mr. Theodore “Teddy” David Crews Jr. of South Boston died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the age of 80. 

Mr. Crews was born in New York City, New York, and moved to South Boston in 1999.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Marvin Bowman officiating.

The family will receive friends at the service Thursday. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Louise Vass Winstead

Mrs. Louise Vass Winstead of North Main Street, South Boston died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Norfolk at the age of 89.

Mrs. Winstead was born in Halifax County on March 20, 1925 to the late Mr. Richard Vass and Mrs. Laura Majors Vass. She was married to the late Mr. Edwin Sim Winstead and was a member of Ebenezer Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Winstead is survived by four grandchildren, Ms. Tracye Elam of Miami, Florida, Ms. Kimberly Elam of Chesapeake and Mr. Derick Winstead and Ms. Brandi Winstead, both of South Boston; seven great-grandchildren, Mr. Rykeyn Bailey, Ms. Diamynde Daniel, Mr. Troye Harris, Mr. Nadir Elam, Ms. Kianna Winstead, Mr. Montour Winstead and Ms. Eden Winstead; two great-great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild, Ms. Cornishea Haley; three step great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Judith Winstead, of South Boston; two brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; a goddaughter, Ms. Zena Jeffress; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends, including the devoted Mrs. Vivian Clark and Mrs. Lynda Jones.  

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Winstead was preceded in death by one daughter, Ms. Alma Winstead Elam; two sons, Mr. Robert E. Winstead and Mr. Gary A. Winstead; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Patterson, Ms. Ruby Vass and Mrs. Bessie Carrington and husband Fred “Jap” Carrington; and two brothers, Mr. Ernest Vass and Mr. George Vass. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Vass Winstead will be Tuesday, July 22, at noon at Ebenezer Christian Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Rose Garden Cemetery. 

Public viewing will be Monday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.  

Direct all condolences and floral tributes to Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592. 

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.  




​Carolyn Denise Goode

Ms. Carolyn Denise Goode of Roxboro, NC and formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Thursday, July 17th at her residence at the age of 41. 

 Ms. Goode was born in Rockville, MD on August 8, 1972 to Mrs. Daisy Mitchell Goode Tuck and Mr. William Henry Goode, II and was a member of New St. Luke Apostle Church in South Boston.

 Ms. Carolyn Goode is survived by (1) son: Mr. Isaiah Goode; her mother and stepfather: Mrs. Daisy Tuck and Mr. Arthur Tuck of South Boston, VA; her father and stepmother: Mr. William Goode II and Mrs. Rita Goode of Gaithersburg, MD; (2) sisters: Mrs. Vernell Palmer and husband, Jeffrey of Virgilina, VA and Ms. Tanya Tuck of Halifax, VA; (4) brothers: Mr. Tyrone Goode, Mr. Marvin Beander, Mr. Allen Graham, all of Gaithersburg, MD and Mr. Brian Tuck of Roanoke, VA; her grandmother: Mrs. Mucie Mitchell of South Boston, VA; (5) aunts; (5) uncles; (2) great aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Keith Reynolds and the entire St. Luke church family. 

Funeral services for Ms. Carolyn Denise Goode will be Monday, July 21st at 11 a.m. at New Mt. Olive Apostolic Church with Dr. James C. Richardson, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 20th from 4 to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, and all other times at the home of Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Vernell Palmer, 1031 Charlie Lawson Road, Virgilina, VA. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider monetary donations to the family c/o Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA. 

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


Raymond M. Mangum

Mr. Raymond M. Mangum of Wilson Memorial Trail, Halifax died Friday, July 11, 2014, at The Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 70.

Memorial services for Mr. Mangum will be held Friday, July 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 99. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Shelby Denise Edmonds Charity

Mrs. Shelby Denise Edmonds Charity of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Halifax County, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Knoxville at the age of 48.

Mrs. Charity was born in Halifax County on July 13, 1965 to the late Mr. Alis Edmonds and Mrs. Mary Edmonds and was married to Mr. Darryl Charity. 

She joined Morning Star Holiness Church at an early age and later attended Mayfield Apostolic Church.

Survivors of Mrs. Charity include five daughters, Mrs. Yolanda E. Saunders and husband Olajuwon of Roanoke, Ms. Jasmine N. Cook of Knoxville, Ms. Kimara R. Charity, Ms. Precious D. Charity and Ms. Aaliyah J. Charity, all of South Boston; two sons, Mr. Larry W. Edmonds and wife Angela of Roanoke and Mr. Rakwon D. Charity of South Boston; three sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Guisti of Aerial, New Jersey, Ms. Linda Edmonds of Raleigh, North Carolina and Mrs. Bobbie Talley of South Boston; three brothers, Mr. Kenny Edmonds of Lawrenceville, Mr. Alis Edmonds Jr. of Danville and Mr. William Edmonds of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Miss Janet Bowman.

Funeral services for Mrs. Charity will be Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church with Elder Bernard Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Ms. Kimara Charity, 611 Gravitt St., South Boston. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Ms. Yvonne Deloris Barksdale Terry
Ms. Yvonne Deloris Barksdale Terry of Raleigh, NC and formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Friday, July 4th at her residence at the age of 57. 

Ms. Terry was born in Halifax County, VA on August 17, 1956 to Mrs. Rebecca Jones Barksdale and the late Mr. Willie Edward Barksdale. She was a former member of New Bethel Baptist Church and later joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Raleigh, NC. Ms. Terry was employed by Raleigh, NC Public Schools.

Ms. Yvonne Deloris Barksdale Terry is survived by (1) daughter: Mrs. Nikisha Terry Trotter and husband, Tony of Raleigh, NC; (4) grandchildren; (1) great grandson; her mother: Mrs. Rebecca J. Barksdale of Halifax, VA; (1) sister: Ms. Edith B. Ferrell of Bayonne, NJ; (2) brothers: Elder Calvin Barksdale and wife, Ann of Danville, VA and Mr. Earl Barksdale and wife, Barbara of Baltimore, MD; (2) uncles: Mr. Joe Louis Jones of New Jersey and Mr. Jose L. Rosa of Brooklyn, NY; (3) aunts: Ms. Louise Thompson of Halifax, VA, Mrs. Ruth Mary Headen and husband, Jimmy and Mrs. Bessie Wyatt and husband, Cleveland, all of Brooklyn, NY; (2) nieces; (5) nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by (1) brother: Mr. William Lawrence Barksdale.

Funeral services for Ms. Yvonne Deloris Barksdale Terry will be Monday, July 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor John Coaxum and Elder Frederick Betts officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery. 

The family is receiving friends at the home of her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Barksdale, 3018 Mountain Road, Halifax, VA.
There will be no public viewing for Ms. Terry.

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


Mrs. Joan Coles Gomes
Mrs. Joan Coles Gomes of Beulah Road, Nathalie, died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C. at the age of 69.

Mrs. Gomes was born in Halifax County on Oct. 21, 1944 to the late Francis Cole and Cary Edmonds Coles. She was married to Andrew J. Gomes and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.

Mrs. Gomes is survived by her husband, Andrew J. Gomes of the home, a daughter, Nicole Gomes of Nathalie, a son, Stacey Gomes and wife, Kimbley of Springfield, two granddaughters: Taylor M. Gomes and Lauren N. Gomes; a brother: Fraytee Coles and wife, Brenda of Nathalie and a host of nieces, including the devoted Brenda E. Medley, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Gladys Powell and Mildred Eloise Womack and a brother: Brann Deford Coles.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 2:30 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie N. Yancey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 2222 Beulah Road, Nathalie.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10:00 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.


MR. LEE ROY DAVIS

Mr. Lee Roy Davis formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Monday, July 7th at Laurels of Willow Creek Care Center in Midlothian, VA at the age of 95.
Mr. Davis was born in Halifax County, VA on March 11, 1919 to the late Mr. John Buck Davis and Mrs. Pattie Stephens Davis-Coleman and was married to the late Mrs. Beatrice C. Davis. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church and later joined Higher Learning Ministries of Richmond, VA.
Mr. Lee Roy Davis is survived by (2) sons: Clarence L. Davis and wife, Shirley of Chesterfield, VA and Lawrence E. Davis and wife, Estelle of King George, VA; (5) daughters: Selestine D. Easley and husband, Lewis of South Boston, VA, Margaret D. Easley and husband, Johnny of Halifax, VA, Rosa L. Logan and husband, Vince of Forestville, MD, Charlotte D. Jones of Greenbelt, MD and Mary A. Crawley and husband, John of Woodbridge, VA; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; (1) daughter-in-law Mrs. Phyllis G. Davis; (2) sisters: Doris D. Dixon of Woodhine, NJ and Bessie D. Carlers of Baltimore, MD; (1) brother: Isreal Davis and wife, Hilda of Vernon Hill, VA; (2) sisters-in-law: Jean Hunter Davis and Edith Kirby Davis and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (1) son, John E. Davis, (6) brothers: Rev. Earl Davis, Charlie Davis, Hubert Davis, Woodrow Wilson Davis, Lawrence Davis, Sr. and Johnny B. Davis and (4) sisters: Annie D. Dixon, Rosa D. Stokes, Belle Terry- Coleman and Sadie Dixon Warner.
Funeral services for Mr. Lee Roy Davis will be held Saturday, July 12th at 11:00 a.m. at County Line Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. Lewis and Mrs. Selestine Easley, 1212 Jones Ferry Road, South Boston, VA. Public viewing will be Friday 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. 


Alisha Renee Mitchell​

Ms. Alisha Renee Mitchell of Dryburg Road, Scottsburg, VA, died Tuesday, July 1st at her residence at the age of 28.
Ms. Mitchell was born in Halifax County, VA on September 22, 1985 to Ms. Sandra Mitchell and Mr. Lawrence Powell. She was a member of St. James Baptist Church in Scottsburg, VA.
Ms. Alisha Renee Mitchell is survived by her parents: Ms. Sandra Mitchell and Mr. Lawrence Powell, both of Scottsburg, VA; (1) sister: Ms. Ashley Mitchell of Scottsburg, VA; (3) brothers: Mr. Lakeo Mitchell of South, Boston, VA, Mr. Marcello Mitchell of Scottsburg and Mr. Gemarcus Mitchell of Clover, VA; her maternal grandfather: Mr. Joseph Mitchell, Sr. of Clarksville, VA; paternal grandmother: Mrs. Gladys Wylie of Clover, VA; (6) uncles; (8) aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service for Ms. Alisha Renee Mitchell will be Tuesday, July 8th at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday, July 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.



Nannie Louisa Beard King

Mrs. Nannie Louisa Beard King of Brooklyn, New York, formerly of Halifax County, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in New York at the age of 92.

Mrs. King was born in Omega on Oct. 23, 1921 to the late Mr. George Beard and Mrs. Luvinia Tucker Beard and was married to the late Mr. Rosevelt King. Mrs. King was a member of Jeter Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lina K. Green, and husband Orlando of Brooklyn; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ms. Dorothy Beard, of Brooklyn; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, father and mother, three sons, Mr. Alvin King, Mr. George King and Mr. Henry King, also preceded Mrs. King in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Jeter Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor Antori Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Thursday, July 3, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


EDITH ODESSA EPPERSON WILLIAMS

Mrs. Edith Odessa Epperson Williams of Neal’s Corner Road, Clover died Monday, June 30, 2014, at VCU Medical Center in Richmond at the age of 87.



Mrs. Williams was born in Halifax County on Feb. 24, 1927 to the late Mr. Travis P. Epperson and Mrs. Rosa Belle Carter Epperson. She was first married to the late Mr. Charlie Gilmore and later to the late Bishop George W. Williams. She was a member of Clover Apostolic Holiness Church.

Survivors include one son, Mr. George Bowen, and wife Vivian of Goldsboro, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Sonja Bowen and Anthony Bowen and wife Brittney; three great-grandchildren, J’nya Bowen, Anbrielle Bowen and Abrianna Bowen; one half brother, Mr. Arthur Hunt, of New York, New York; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends, including Elder Wilfred Bowey.

Funeral services for Mrs. Williams will be Saturday, July 5, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Clover Apostolic Holiness Church. Burial will follow at Bethel Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Public viewing hours will be Thursday, July 3, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.



Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Willie Mae Wood


Ms. Willie Mae Wood of Easley Street, South Boston died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at her residence at the age of 78.

Ms. Wood was born in South Boston on Aug. 25, 1935 to the late Mr. James Famon Wood and Mrs. Rosa Lee Jackson Wood.

Mrs. Willie Mae Wood is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wanda R. Wood of Waco, Texas, and Mrs. Ella M. Wood of Richmond; three sons, Mr. Kevin Wood of LaPlata, Maryland, Mr. Michael A. Wood of San Antonio, Texas, and Mr. James R. Wood of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Ms. Mary C. Wood, of New York; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Roeli Wood; two sons-in-law, Mr. Donald G. Oden Jr. and Mr. Sam Harris; one aunt, Mrs. Sarah Burns, of South Boston; one niece; one nephew; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. James Wood.

Private memorial services for Ms. Willie Mae Wood were held Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with the Elder Bernard Wilkins who officiated. 

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


Mattie Irving


Ms. Mattie Irving of 1135 Coleman Drive, Alton died Monday, June 30, 2014, at The Meadowview Nursing Home at the age of 87.

Ms. Irving was born in Halifax County on Jan. 21, 1927 to the late Mr. John Davis Irving and Mrs. Betty Harris Irving. 

For many years she was a longtime resident of Brooklyn, New York, where she was a member of Bridge Street Baptist Church. In 1995, she returned to Halifax County and then attended Dan River Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Ms. Amanda Irving and Mrs. Gracie Acree; one brother, Mr. Elisha Irving; a devoted niece and caregiver; Ms. Patricia Dunn; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her father and mother, four brothers, Mr. Charles Irving, Mr. Mark Irving, Mr. George Irving and Mr. William Irving, and four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Turbeville, Ms. Connie Dunn, Mrs. Emma Foster and Ms. Mary Anna Irving, also preceded Ms. Irving in death.

At the request of the family no public viewing or funeral service will be held. Cards and condolences may be sent to Ms. Patricia Dunn, 2109 Coleman Coleman Drive, Alton, VA 24520, or Ms. Ida Turbeville at 1144 Coleman Drive, Alton, VA 24520. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


J’Marion Adrian Barley

Master J’Marion Adrian Barley of 1026 Gatha’s Trail, Halifax died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 6.

Master J’Marion was born in Person County, North Carolina, on Sept. 17, 2007 to Mr. Corey Antonio Barley and Ms. Jennifer Michelle Hill. He attended school in the Halifax County Public School System.

Master J’Marion is survived by his mother, Ms. Jennifer Michelle Hill, of the home; his father, Mr. Corey Barley, of Java; one brother, J’Ron Barley, of the home; one sister, Madisyn Barley of Greensboro, North Carolina; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Hill, of the home; his maternal grandfather, Mr. James Hill, of South Boston; his fraternal grandmother, Mrs. Vickie Palmer, of Halifax; his great-grandparents, Mr. Robert and Mrs. Martha Reed, both of Vernon Hill and Mrs. Catherine Dunkley of Nathalie; four aunts, Adrainne Barley, Niesha Palmer, Destiny Palmer and Aleathia Polk; two uncles, Travis Hill and Quincy Polk; 10 great-aunts; six great uncles; one special god-mother, Roxanne Majors; one god-sister, Dominece Majors; a host of other relatives and friends. 

J’Marion was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. Lee A. Polk, Mr. Leslie Barley and Mrs. Ida Barley and his great-grandparents, Mr. Lee Davis and Mrs. Alethia Palmer, and one uncle, Mr. Christopher Polk. 

Funeral services for Master J’Marion Adrian Barley will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 1 p.m. with services at New Mt. Olive Apostolic Church in Halifax with Bishop Joseph Dixon and Suffragan Bishop Leonia Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  

Public viewing for Master Barley will be on Monday, June 30, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1026 Gatha’s Trail, Halifax. 

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.  




Lewis Allen Dunn

Mr. Lewis Allen Dunn of Cluster Springs Road, South Boston died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at MCV Hospital in Richmond at the age of 67.

Mr. Dunn was born in Halifax County on April 2, 1947 to the late Mr. Aaron Dunn and Mrs. Mary Yancey Dunn. He was married to Mrs. Inez Medley Dunn and was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Ms. Vivitte Dunn and Mrs. Wanda Edmonds and husband Jeff; one son, Mr. Antonio Dunn, all of Alton; three grandchildren; four brothers, Mr. Archie Dunn and wife Dale and Mr. Robert Dunn and wife Jeanall, all of Alton, Mr. Aaron Dunn and wife Janice of Longburg, North Carolina, and Mr. Herbert Dunn and wife Dale of Semora, North Carolina; three aunts; two uncles; five brothers-in-law, Mr. James Medley, Mr. Willard Medley, Mr. June Medley and wife Janice, Mr. Joe Medley and wife Catherine and Mr. Eddie Medley and wife Pauline; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Patricia Medley, and husband Dexter; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, one sister, Mrs. Ellen Sue Henderson, also preceded Mr. Dunn in death.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Herbert Pettiford and the Rev. Bruce Featherston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Inez Dunn, 1121 New Bethel Road, Alton. Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Jeanette Chambers
Jeanette Chambers of L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway died Monday, June 23, 2014 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 50. Born in Halifax County on Sept. 5, 1963 to Sallie Traynham Chambers and the late Willie Howard Chambers Sr.  She was employed with the Annin Flagmakers Company for 15 years.

Ms. Chambers is survived by a daughter, Deja Chambers of Halifax, two sons, Delvin Chambers and wife Trina of Halifax and Damon Chambers of Richmond, a grandson, Donovan Chambers of South Boston and her mother of Halifax, seven sisters, Virginia Jones, Patricia Byrd, Margaret Chambers (Tucker) and Lucille Waller and husband William, all of South Boston, Josephine Williams and husband John, Mary Johnson and Catherine Davis, all of Halifax, two brothers, Gene Chambers of Alexandria and David Chambers of Graham, N.C., and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Ernest Sims and Cindy Bomar.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie H. Chambers Jr. and Calvin Chambers.

A funeral will be held Saturday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel. Burial will follow in the Rose Garden cemetery.

Public visitation for Ms. Chambers will be Friday, June 27 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel and at other times at the residence, 7001 L. P. Bailey Highway, Halifax,

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. ​


Ruth Smith Bowman


Ruth Smith Bowman of 316 Johnson Street, South Boston, died Saturday, June 21 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 86.

Mrs. Bowman was born on Nov. 29, 1927 to the late Doc Tucker Jr. and Tempie Smith Tucker. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was married to the late Frank R. Bowman Jr.

Mrs. Bowman is survived by one son, Frank R. Bowman III, of Crystal Hill, two grandchildren, Franka Bowman-William (Chris) and Brooke Bowman, both of MidIothian, one daughter-in-law, Lillian Bowman of Crystal Hill, a host of other relatives and friends including two devoted cousins, Shirley Jones and Yvonne Boxley, both of South Boston. Mrs. Bowman was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Linda Boxley.

A funeral will be held Thursday, June 26, at noon with services at First Baptist Church, Ferry Street, South Boston, with Rev. Frank Coleman and Bishop Carl Lykes officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel on Wednesday, June 25, from 10 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 316 Johnson Street, South Boston,.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.




Doris Mae Ragland

Doris Mae Ragland of 1191 Crawford Rd, Halifax, and formerly of South Boston, died Thursday, June 19 at her residence at the age of 87.

Miss Ragland was born in New Jersey on Aug. 8, 1926 to the late Cornelius Ragland and Samaria Sanford Ragland. She was a member of Blue Wing Baptist Church in Oxford, N.C. and was a retired educator of the North Carolina school system. In her earlier years, she was employed as a registered nurse.

Miss Ragland is survived by a host of family and friends including the Paul Miles and Shirley Miles of Halifax, Hattie Lester of South Boston, Rev. James Witt Lester of Buffalo Junction, and the entire Blue Wing Baptist Church family.

A funeral will be held Wednesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. with services at Blue Wing Baptist Church, 597 Blue Wing Rd, Oxford, NC with Rev. Gregory Jones and Rev. James Witt Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday, June 24, at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel from 10 a.m-5 p.m.

The family will receive friends at Blue Wing Baptist Church, 597 Blue Wing Rd, Oxford, NC on Tuesday, June 24, from 7–8 p.m. and at all other times at the residence of Paul Miles and Shirley Miles, 1191 Crawford Rd, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.



Odelia Mae Wood Womack

Mrs. Odelia Mae Wood Womack, affectionately known as “Dee Mae,” of High View Road, Halifax died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 78.

Mrs. Womack was born Feb. 14, 1936 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Herbert Wood and Mrs. Janie Moseley Wood. She was married to the late Mr. Herman Lee Womack and was a former member of New Vernon Baptist Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Ms. Rosalie Womack of Halifax, Ms. Sheila Womack of Scotia, New York, Ms. Delores Womack of Rotterdam, New York, Ms. Kathy Warren of Greensboro, North Carolina and Mrs. Jackie Womack and husband Leroy Wellington of Schenectady, New York; two sons, Mr. Robert “Bob” Womack of Los Angeles, California, and Mr. James Womack and wife Trenese of Birmingham, Alabama; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Jones and Mrs. Lorine Dixon, both of Troy, New York; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, one son, Mr. David Eric Womack, also preceded Mrs. Womack in death.

Funeral services will be Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Halifax, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends at the service Sunday. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Annie Mae Turntine Moses

Mrs. Moses was born July 12, 1940 in New York to the late Mr. Jimmy Washington and Ms. Marylena Turntine. She was married to Mr. Edward Moses and was a member of Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church.

In addition to her husband, survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Cherise Moses Clauden, of South Boston; two grandchildren, Shakiyla Moses and Kaos Moses, both of South Boston; two sisters-in-law, Ms. Edna Timmons of New Jersey and Ms. Inez Moses of San Antonio, Texas; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, an uncle and aunt, Mr. Fred Turntine and wife Nannie, who helped raise her, also preceded Mrs. Moses in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street in South Boston with Bishop Carl Lykes and District Elder Bernard Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence, 916 Easley Street, South Boston. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Mr. Franklin MacArthur “Frank” Carrington

Mr. Franklin Mac Arthur Carrington, affectionately known as “Frank” and also “Namon” of Burton Road, Scottsburg, VA. died on Wednesday, June 18th at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 71. 

Mr. Carrington was born June 26, 1942 in Halifax County, VA to the late Mr. Edward Carrington and Mrs. Ruth Palmer Carrington. He was married to Mrs. Rose McCraw Carrington and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Mr. Franklin MacArthur “Frank” Carrington is survived by (4) daughters: Mrs. Yvonne Acree of Nathalie, VA, Ms. Jacqueline Jeanette Carrington of South Boston, Mrs. Maria Traynham and husband, Arthur, Mrs. Denise Hamlett and husband, Matthew, all of Scottsburg, VA; (3) sons: Mr. Alphsono Carrington of Halifax, VA, Mr. Larry Carrington and friend, Shelia of South Boston and Mr. David Carrington and friend, Kim of Chase City, VA; (3) sisters: Ms. Ruby Carrington and Ms. Linda Baker, both of Nathalie, VA, and Ms. Mary Carrington of Halifax, VA.; (2) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Mary Alice Hicks of Baltimore, MD and Mrs. Ellen Carrington of Clover, VA; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Clarence Hicks of Baltimore, MD.; (8) grandchildren; (10) great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by (2) sons: Mr. James Thomas McCraw and Mr. Van Carrington; (2) sisters: Mrs. Frances Reed and Mrs. Cornelia Birch; (1) brother: Mr. Edward Carrington, Jr. and (1) son-in-law: Mr. Danny Acree.

Funeral services for Mr. Franklin MacArthur “Frank” Carrington will be Tuesday, June 24th at 1:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Claiborne officiating. Burial will follow in the church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Maria Traynham, 1221 Burton Road, Scottsburg, VA.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday from 10 am to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel.

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


Nancy Elizabeth Brown Sweeney

Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Brown Sweeney of Mountain Road, Halifax, VA died June 20th at her residence at the age of 75.
Mrs. Sweeney was born in Halifax County, VA on January 25, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Mr. Zachary Taylor Brown and Mrs. Jane William Brown. She was married to Mr. Robert Banks Sweeney and was a member of County Line Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess.

Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Sweeney is survived by her husband: Mr. Robert Banks Sweeney; (1) daughter: Mrs. Cassandra S. Davis and husband, Arthur of Nathalie, VA; (1) son: Mr. Robert Leon Sweeney and wife, Pamela of Sicklerville, NJ; (2) foster children: Mr. Bobby Strader of Kentuck, VA and Ms. Nada Strader of Danville, VA; (1) sister: Mrs. Doris Petty and husband, Randolph of Halifax, VA; (5) grandchildren including the devoted, Ms. Taylor Davis; (3) great grandchildren; (4) brothers-in-law; (1) sister-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sweeney was preceded in death by a foster daughter, Mrs. Mattie Emmanuel; and (2) brothers: Mr. Robert Taylor Brown and Mr. James Thomas Goode.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Brown Sweeney will be held Wednesday, June 25th at 11 a.m. at County Line Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Otis R. Dillard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 4148 Mountain Road, Halifax, VA.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax, VA.

In Lieu of floral designs please consider donations to the County Line Baptist Church Building Fund, 10151 Chatham Road, Vernon Hill, VA.


 Warren Bernard Barksdale

Mr. Warren Bernard Barksdale of Chatham Road, Nathalie, VA died Wednesday, June 11th at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 59.

Mr. Barksdale was born in Halifax County, VA on March 8, 1955 to the late Mr. John Thomas Barksdale and Mrs. Reva Maxine Younger Barksdale and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.

Mr. Warren Bernard Barksdale is survived by (2) sisters: Mrs. Alice Adell Mays and husband, George and Mrs. Rosalyn Loran White and husband, Benford all of Brooklyn, NY; (1) brother: Mr. Billy Barksdale and wife, Mattie of Brewton, AL; (6) nieces; (6) nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Barksdale was preceded in death by (1) brother: Mr. John Barksdale.

Funeral services for Mr. Warren Bernard Barksdale will be held Tuesday, June 17th at 1:00 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie N. Yancey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax, and all other times at the residence, 8038 Chatham Road, Nathalie, VA. 

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


Nannie Stokes Wyatt


Mrs. Nannie Stokes Wyatt of Wagstaff Lane, Scottsburg died on Friday, June 6, at her residence at the age of 86. 

Mrs. Wyatt was born Jan. 30, 1928 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Lorenzo Stokes and Mrs. Berta Brandon Stokes. 

She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Nannie Stokes Wyatt is survived by five daughters, Ms. Pamela Wyatt and fiance Horace and Ms. Doris Chism, all of Scottsburg, Mrs. Delois Harris of Raleigh, North Carolina, Ms. Ella Mae Wyatt and Mrs. Dinita Faulkner, both of South Boston; two sons, Mr. Clarence Bailey and wife Georgia of South Boston and Mr. Douglas Wyatt and wife Rhodesia of Bowie, Maryland; 17 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren; nieces including the devoted Ms. Dorothy Burrell; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Lee Morris; three sons, Mr. William Lee Wyatt, Mr. George Larry Bailey and Mr. Thomas Bailey; one granddaughter, Tiffany Harris Logan; four sisters, Mrs. Sallie Burrell, Mrs. Mary Easley, Mrs. Bernice Guthrie and Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks; and three brothers, Mr. Richard Hendren, Mr. Mason Hendren and Mr. Lenzy Hendren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie Stokes Wyatt will be Tuesday, June 10, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Marvin Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1056 Wagstaff Lane in Scottsburg. 

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.




Larry Ivance ‘Tootie’ Henry

Mr. Larry Ivance “Tootie” Henry of 2001 College Street, South Boston died on Thursday, June 5, at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville at the age of 56. 

Mr. Henry was born on July 21, 1957 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Ivance Henry and Mrs. Edna Henry Drumwright. 

Mr. Henry is survived by one brother, Mr. Albert Drumwright, of Clarksville; one aunt, Mrs. Iva McCrae, of Durham, North Carolina; two nieces, Tameka Drumwright and Crystal Drumwright; three great-nieces, Mikiya, Mikayla and Chamya; one great-nephew, Jaylen; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Phyllis Drumwright, of Clarksville; a devoted companion, Virginia “Shortie” Williams, of Danville; eight children which he co-raised, Sandra, Michelle, Aundre’, Vincent, Shawn, Lisa, Melissa and Clint; and a host of other relatives and friends including an affable cousin, Mrs. Betty Wyatt, of Capitol Heights, Maryland. 

A memorial service for Mr. Larry “Tootie” Henry will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. with services at the Crawford House chapel in Halifax with Pastor Elias Cushi officiating. 

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2001 College Street in South Boston. 

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


MS. THELMA ELIZABETH CHAPPELL

Ms. Thelma Elizabeth Chappell of Easley Street, South Boston died Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Berry Hill Nursing Home at the age of 66. 

Ms. Chappell was born March 30, 1948 in Halifax County to Mr. Richard Chappell and the late Mrs. Mary Clark Chappell. She was a member of Mizpah Presbyterian Church.

Ms. Chappell is survived by a son, Mr. Michael Chappell and wife, Tierra of South Boston; (4) grandchildren, Nicholas Brooks, Nasir Word, Asonti’ Anderson and Javion Womack, all of South Boston; her father, Mr. Richard Chappell of South Boston; (1) sister: Ms. Shirley Chappell of South Boston; (5) brothers: Mr. Richard Chappell Jr. and Mr. George Chappell, both of Baltimore, Md, Mr. Randy Chappell of Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Robert Chappell of South Boston and Mr. Preston Chappell of Richmond and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Roxie Scott and a brother,   Mr. William Clark.

A funeral will be held on Sunday, June 8 at 2 p.m. at Mizpah Presbyterian Church with Elder Frederick Betts officiating.

 The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 4-5 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and at all other times at the home of Mr. Michael and Mrs. Tierra Chappell, 210 Myrtle Street, South Boston.

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


MRS. WILLIE PEARL STEPHENS EASLEY

Mrs. Willie Pearl Stephens Easley of Leighwood Trail, Halifax, VA died on Friday, May 30th at Duke Regional Medical Center in Durham, NC at the age of 62.

Mrs. Easley was born in Halifax County, VA on April 18, 1952 and was the daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Warren Stephens and Mrs. Annie Beatrice S. Stephens. She was a member of Elkhorn Baptist Church and was a Registered Nurse with Halifax Regional Hospital. Mrs. Easley was married to Mr. Henry Wayne Easley.

Mrs. Willie Pearl Easley is survived by her husband: Mr. Henry Wayne Easley; (3) sons: Mr. Chris Easley, Mr. Rodney Easley and Mr. Jeffrey Easley, all of Halifax, VA; (1) step-son: Mr. Troy Garner and wife Stacey of Durham, NC; (2) daughters by marriage: Mrs. Tamara Easley and Mrs. Danielle Easley, both of Halifax, VA; (5) grandchildren: Rodrick, Ryan, Carmen, Christopher James and Riley Easley; (1) step-grandson: Jalen Garner; (1) brother: Mr. Herbert Caldwell Stephens of Emporia, VA; (3) sisters: Mrs. Lillie Tucker of Halifax, VA, Mrs. Adell Hillman of Washington, DC and Mrs. Valerie Robinson of Richmond, VA; (6) brothers-in-law; (4) sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Pearl Stephens Easley will be held Monday, June 2nd at 11:00 a.m. with services at Banister Hill Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 3203 Meadville Road, Halifax with Rev. Matthew Richardson, III and Rev. Dr. C. Lewis Motley conducting the service. Burial will follow the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday from 12 noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.
The family will be receiving friends at the residence, 2012 Leighwood Trail, Halifax.

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