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John Willis Davenport

Mr. John Willis Davenport, formerly of Scottsburg, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pa. at the age of 83.

Mr. Davenport was born in Scottsburg on Oct. 3, 1930 to the late Mr. Jacob Davenport and Mrs. Florence Buckner Davenport. He was married to Mrs. Jerline Hall Davenport and was a member of St. James Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one daughter, Ms. Jana Davenport, and one son, Mr. Jarvin Davenport, both of Philadelphia; one grandson, Mr. Quinton Davenport, of Philadelphia; five sisters, Rosetta, Mary, Dorothy, Edith and Alice; one brother, Edward; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held Monday, April 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Davenport Family Cemetery in Scottsburg with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday, April 20, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Owen Nathaniel Glenn

Mr. Owen Nathaniel Glenn of Danville died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Danville Regional Hospital at the age of 74.

Mr. Glenn was born in Halifax County on Jan. 7, 1940 to the late Mr. Archie Glenn and Mrs. Beatrice Carrington Glenn Mason.  He was also the son of Mr. Bailey T. Mason and was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Pamela Hood, and husband Bobby of Danville; two sons, Mr. Shelton Glenn of Roxboro, N.C., and Mr. Ronald Glenn of Newport News; one sister, Mrs. Jeanette Roddey, and husband Thomas of Matthews, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Charlease Mason, of Lake City, S.C.; a devoted friend, Ms. Barbara Barnette; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, Mr. Arnold Mason and Mr. Taft Mason, also preceded Mr. Glenn in death.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at Cross Road Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the service Friday.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, April 17, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Romero Andre Palmer

Romero Andre Palmer of German Creek Road, South Boston died April 9, 2014 in Halifax County at the age of 55. Born in Washington, DC on June 30, 1958 he was the son of Earl Palmer and Gertrude Elizabeth Petty Palmer and was married to Lajuene Carrington Palmer.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Tristain Palmer Evans and Marquite Palmer, a grandson Cameron Canty, and a brother, Alphonso Palmer. He was preceded in death by a brother, Truman Palmer.

A memorial service for Mr. Palmer will be held Wednesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax. The family will receive friends at the service on Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.


Edna Doretha Coleman Clark

Mrs. Edna Doretha Coleman Clark of 5074 Mt. Laurel Road, Clover died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her residence at the age of 86.

Mrs. Clark was born in Halifax County on April 24, 1927 to the late Mr. John Logan Coleman Sr. and Mrs. Effie Coleman. She was married to the late Deacon Otis Clark and was a member of Bethel Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Mrs. Gloria Wilson, of Clover; one step-granddaughter, Ms. Renee Wilson, of Clover; one nephew, Mr. Leslie Thompson, of Clover; one niece, Ms. Beverly Coleman, of Burbank, Calif.; one special great-nephew, Mr. Lance Thompson, of New York, N.Y.; one brother-in-law, Mr. Sidney Clark, and wife Mamie of Clover; four sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy McDaniel and Ms. Ruth Clark, both of Jamaica, N.Y., Ms. Louise Clark of Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Patty Brown of Clover; and a host of nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, two brothers, Mr. John Coleman Jr. and Mr. Marcellus Coleman, one sister, Mrs. Ariel Thompson, and one stepson-in-law, Mr. Robert Wilson, also preceded Mrs. Clark in death.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 12, at noon at Crawford House chapel in Halifax. Burial will follow in the Bethel Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from noon until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel.

The family will receive friends at the residence. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Elizabeth Garrett Riley

Mrs. Elizabeth Garrett Riley of South Boston died Friday, April 4, 2014, at Berry Hill Nursing Home at the age of 98.

Mrs. Riley was born in Halifax County on Aug. 18, 1915 to the late Mr. Embra Garrett and Mrs. Maude West Garrett. She was first married to the late Mr. Arthur Dortch and later married the late Mr. Burnice Riley.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Nettie Bell, of St. Albans, N.Y.; three nieces, the devoted Mrs. Edith Gillespie of South Boston, Mrs. Brenda Govan of Hempstead, N.Y. and Ms. Wanda Garrett of Richmond; three nephews, the devoted Rev. Finley Fields of South Boston, Mr. John Fields and Mr. George Garrett, both of New York; one sister-in-law, Ms. Gussie Garrett, of Richmond; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husbands and parents, three brothers, Mr. Lawrence Garrett, Mr. Willie Garrett and Mr. Oliver Garrett, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Easley and Mrs. Maude Bullock, also preceded Mrs. Riley in death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Riley will be Saturday, April 12, at 3 p.m. at Ellis Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Finley Fields and Bruce Featherston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Edith Gillespie, 111 Rosehill Drive, Apt. 1, South Boston. Public viewing for friends will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.​

Marshall Scott

Marshall Scott of Parker Avenue, South Boston died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 73. Born in Halifax County on May 8, 1940 to the late Olivia Scott Wyatt he was married to the late Elizabeth Cameron Scott. He was employed by J. P. Stevens, Inc for over 35 years.

Mr. Scott is survived by a son, Marshall Frederick Scott of Danville, two grandchildren, Shatima Scott and Marshall Frederick Martin, both of Harlem, N.Y., a stepson Jerry L. Faulkner of Afghanistan, three step daughters, Shirley Cameron of Roxboro, N.C., Darlene Walker and husband Sylvester of South Boston, and Shenita Casmir and husband Gene of Bronx, N.Y., four great grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren, 25 step great grandchildren, three sisters, Catherine Lewis of Hartford, Conn., Portia Baines of St. Michaels, Md., and LaDonna Sydnor and husband Ronald of Nathalie, a brother, John A. Scott and wife, Faye of Hartford, Conn., two sisters-in-law, Delois Wyatt of Halifax and Pauline Cameron of South Boston, a brother-in-law, Willie Cameron of South Boston, a devoted cousin, Albert Watkins of South Boston, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his mother and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Wyatt, a brother, James D. Wyatt and a step daughter, Claudia Cameron.

A funeral will be held on Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Mr. Olive Baptist Church with Elder Brandon Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2301 Parker Avenue, South Boston. Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. ​

Charlie Claiborn Tuck
Charlie Claiborn Tuck of East Hyco Road, South Boston died Monday, March 31, 2014 at his residence at the age of 73. Born in Halifax County on May 20, 1940 to the late Charlie Leroy Tuck and Antonia Jackson Tuck, he was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Mr. Tuck is survived by a sister, Phoebe Crowder and husband John of South Boston, a nephew, Darryl Crowder of Baltimore, Md., a great nephew, Darryl Crowder Jr. of Little Rock, Ark., two devoted friends, Loretta Robinson and James Chappell and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Tuck.

A funeral will be held Saturday, April 5 at 11 a. m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. James Crowder officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of John and Phoebe Crowder, 5159 East Hyco Road, South Boston. Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home,

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 

William Douglas Majors
William Douglas Majors of Billy’s Lane, Halifax died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at MCV Hospital in Richmond at the age of 57. Born Jan. 15, 1957 in Halifax County to William Edward Majors and the late Mary Emmaline Childress Majors, he was married to Gladys Edmonds Majors and was in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Majors is survived by his wife of the home, a daughter, Theodora Yvonne Majors of Halifax, a grandson, Montez Majors, his father of Halifax, four sisters, Rochelle Springs and husband Eli of Fredricksburg, Barbara Edmonds of Vernon Hill, Loretta Hill of Richmond and Angelica Majors of Blacksburg, two brothers, Kilbert Majors and wife, Barbara of Stafford and Kenneth Majors and wife, Renorma of Virginia Beach, 11 nephews, six nieces, three uncles, seven aunts and a host of great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Majors was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell W. Majors.

A funeral will be held Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with Pastor Ray Craig officiating. Burial will follow in the Stovall Family cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax and at all other times at the residence, 1237 Billy’s Lane, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


MRS. MARGARET GRAVES HAMILTON

Mrs. Margaret Graves Hamilton of College Street, South Boston, VA died March 29th at her residence at the age of 91.

Mrs. Hamilton was born in Mebane, North Carolina on October 4, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Mr. Herman Graves and Mrs. Bertha Badgett Graves Brown. She was first married to the late Mr. Stacy L. Watlington and later married the late Mr. Moses P. Hamilton. Mrs. Hamilton was a member of Ebenezer Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and for many years she, along with her son, operated the former Acorn Nursery.

Mrs. Margaret G. Hamilton is survived by (4) daughters: Ms. Maxine Snowden of Washington, DC, Miss Camilla Watlington of South Boston, VA, Ms. Gerald Sherrod and Ms. Yvonne Foman, both of Upper Marlboro, MD; (2) sons: Mr. Stacy L. Watlington, Jr. and wife, Doris of Henrico, NC and Mr. Sandy L. Watlington of Manassas, VA; (6) grandchildren; (11) great grandchildren; (1) brother: Mr. Louis Graves and wife, Mary Lou of Oxford, NC; (5) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Vivian Clark, Mrs. Amelia Hamilton, Mrs. Pauline Graves, Mrs. Emily Driggans and Mrs. Annie Mae Ferrell; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Levi Hamilton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Graves Hamilton will be Thursday, April 3rd at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. Andre’ Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Blackwell Baptist Church Cemetery in Yanceyville, NC.  

The family will be receiving friends at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time. In lieu of floral arrangements please consider donations to the Halifax County Rescue Squad, 700 Hamilton Blvd., South Boston, VA 24592.

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


MRS. MARY JANE YOUNGER WHITE


Mrs. Mary Jane Younger White of South Boston, VA died Wednesday, March 26th at her residence the age of 86.

Mrs. White was born in Halifax County, VA on June 27, 1927 to the late Mr. Henry R. Younger and Mrs. Estelle Hughes Younger. She was married to the late Mr. Joseph White and was a member of Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Mrs. Mary Jane Younger White is survived by (6) daughters: Mrs. Mary Barnes of Newport News, VA, Mrs. Shirley F. Cole and husband, Frank, Ms. Janice White, Ms. Nina White, Ms. Brenda White and Ms. Teresa White, all of South Boston, VA; (3) sons: Mr. Willie C. White, Mr. Ira Owen and Mr. David F. White, all of South Boston, VA; (25) grandchildren; (50) great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, others relative and friends including the devoted, Ms. Bobbie Talley and Mr. Henry Mickey. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by (3) sons: Mr. Joseph White, Mr. Robert White, and Mr. Alexander White; (1) sister: Mrs. Nannie Booker: (2) brothers: Mr. William J. Younger and Mr. Sylvester Younger.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Younger White will be Wednesday, April 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist Church with Elder Frederick Betts officiating. Burial will follow in Berry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1091 Riverdale Drive, South Boston, VA.


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


Helen Tucker Bailey Banks

Mrs. Helen Tucker Bailey Banks of South Boston died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Berry Hill Nursing Home at the age of 72.

Mrs. Banks was born in Halifax County on April 4, 1941 to the late Mr. Cleveland Tucker Sr. and Mrs. Louise Edmunds Tucker. She was married to the late Mr. Corence Edward Banks.

Survivors include four sons, Mr. Vincent Bailey, Mr. Lynn Bailey and wife Peggy, all of Ft. Washington, Md., and Mr. Lorenzo Bailey and Mr. Alvin Bailey, both of South Boston; six sisters, Mrs. Annie Bates of Clinton, Md., Mrs. Ellen Harris and husband James of Woodbridge, Mrs. Mattie Bates and husband Maurice of Brandywine, Md., Mrs. Mamie Irving and husband Darnell of Shadyside, Md., Ms. Mollie Tucker of Elizabeth, Ky., and Mrs. Janetta Sydnor and husband Michael of South Boston; 25 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, one daughter, Mrs. Ernestine Hall, and one son, Mr. Jerome Bailey, also preceded Mrs. Banks in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Leonard Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Janetta Sydnor, 1893 Farragut Avenue, South Boston.

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

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Joseph Lee Wilcox

Mr. Joseph Lee Wilcox of Virgilina Road, Virgilina died Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Durham, N.C. at the age of 70.

Mr. Wilcox was born in Clarksville on July 4, 1943 to the late Mr. Wade Wilcox and Mrs. Blanche Dotson Wilcox. He was married to Mrs. Betty Allen Wilcox and was a member of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Wilcox is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty A. Wilcox, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Tameika W. Dunkley, and husband Frank of Virgilina; two sons, Mr. Russell Allen of Vista, Calif., and Mr. Lamont Wilcox of Charleston, S.C.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Saunders of Clarksville and Mrs. Lucille Skipwith of New York, N.Y.; one brother, Mr. James Wilson, of Clarksville; one aunt, Mrs. Mary Lou Tuck, of Henderson, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Lunnie Taborn of Oxford, N.C., and Mrs. Lillie Jacobs of Virgilina; two brothers-in-law, Mr. Nathaniel Allen and wife Anita of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Mr. Robert Allen of Wilmington, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, including the devoted Mr. Jerry Carter Jr. of South Boston, and other relatives and friends. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilcox was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Maggie Wilcox and Mrs. Evelyn Kersey, and one brother, Mr. Charles Wilcox. 

Funeral services for Mr. Joseph Lee Wilcox will be held Monday, March 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Rodney Dillard Jr. officiating. 

Public visitation for family and friends was Sunday, March 23, 2014, from noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 5238 Virgilina Road, Virgilina. 

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston. 

BISHOP RALPH BEE HAYES

Bishop Ralph Bee Hayes of Sinai Road, South Boston, VA died on Monday, March 17th at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 69. 

Bishop Hayes was born in Halifax County on February 18, 1945 to the late Mr. Randolph Hayes and Mrs. Nellie Mae Petty Hayes and was married to Mrs. Linda King Hayes. He was a member of Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church and was employed with Wal-Mart. 

Bishop Ralph Bee Hayes is survived by his wife: Mrs. Linda K. Hayes of the home; (2) step-daughters: Ms. Consuelo Johnson and Ms. Tanya Johnson, both of South Boston, VA; (2) sisters: Mrs. Clara Lewis and Mrs. Anne Knotts, both of Baltimore, MD; (2) brothers: Mr. Charlie Hayes and wife, Brenda and Mr. Harry Hayes, all of South Boston, VA; (1) aunt: Mrs. Arlease Haymes and husband, Spencer of South Boston, VA; (1) uncle: Mr. Charlie Petty and wife, Betty of New York; his mother-in-law: Mrs. Olivia Duncan and husband, Clarence of South Boston, VA; (1) sister-in-law; (4) brothers-in-law; a host of step-grandchildren and foster children, including the devoted Mr. Delquan Johnson and Mr. Antonio Scott, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (1) sister: Ms. Dorothy Talley.

Funeral services for Bishop Ralph Bee Hayes will be Saturday, March 22nd at 11 a.m. at New Mt. Olive Apostolic Church with District Elder Bernard Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1091 Sinai Road, South Boston, VA. 

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


MRS. HELEN CATHERINE WOODY TERRY


Mrs. Helen Woody Terry of River Road, South Boston, VA died Monday, March 10th at Berry Hill Nursing Home at the age of 78.

Mrs. Terry was born in Halifax County on July 18, 1935 to the late Mr. Granville Woody and Mrs. Duretha Jones Woody. She was married to the late Mr. Henry Terry, Jr. and was a member of Williams Temple C.M.E. Church.

Mrs. Terry is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Gwendolyn Terry of South Boston, VA; (3) sons: Mr. James Terry and wife, Flossie of Clover, VA, Mr. Robert Terry and wife, Mary Alice of South Boston, VA, and Mr. Steven Terry and wife, Amber of Danville, VA; (1) brother: Mr. Granville, Woody, Jr. of New York; (4) sisters: Ms. Rebecca Fabian, Ms. Rosa Williams, and Mrs. Virginia Lipscomb and husband Earnest, all of South Boston, VA and Ms. Inez Miller of New York; (8) grandchildren; (3) great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Terry was preceded in death by (1) son: Mr. Henry Terry, III; (3) brothers: Mr. Charles Woody, Mr. Linwood Woody and Mr. Walter Woody; (3) sisters: Mrs. Carolyn Williams, Ms. Eva Woody and Ms. Jean Woody.

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Woody Terry will be Saturday, March 15th at 1:00 p.m. at Williams Temple C.M.E. Church with Rev. George Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 7206 River Road, South Boston, VA.

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


MRS. LUCY ANN HODGE MAJORS

Mrs. Lucy Ann Hodge Majors of Hunting Creek Road, Nathalie, VA died on Wednesday, March 5th in South Boston, VA at the age of 59.

Mrs. Majors was born in Halifax County, VA on April 12, 1954 to the late Mr. John Albert Hodge and Mrs. Ethel Mae Hendren Hodge and was married to Mr. Lawrence Abner Majors.

Mrs. Lucy Ann Hodge Majors is survived by her husband: Mr. Lawrence Abner Majors of the home; (3) daughters: Ms. Feleshia Johnson of Danville, VA, Ms. Amy Hodge of Winchester, VA and Mrs. Sherika Mills and husband, Jonathan of Richmond, VA; (2) sons: Mr. Conell Hodge of North Carolina and Mr. Antonio Hodge of Columbia, MD; (2) step daughters: Ms. Kathy Tucker and husband, Gerald of Nathalie, VA, and Ms. Carrie Majors Perkins of Nathalie, VA; (1) step son: Mr. Lawrence Majors, Jr. of South Boston, VA; (3) sisters: Mrs. Rosalyn Currie and husband, Anthony, Sr. of Dover, TN, Ms. Connie Dent of Columbia, MD and Ms. Carletta Womack of South Boston, VA; (2) brothers: Mr. Rodney Hendricks and wife, Glenda of Greensboro, NC and Mr. Charles Hendricks of Danville, VA; (1) aunt; (5) uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Ann Hodge Majors will be Monday, March 10th at 2:00 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax, VA with Bishop Anthony Miller officiating. 

The family will receive friends at the home of Ms. Carrie Majors Perkins, 2034 Turkey Track Lane, Nathalie, VA. Public viewing for friends will be one hour prior to the service on Monday.

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




WALTER LEE MEADOWS

Mr. Walter Lee Meadows of Sixth Street, South Boston, VA died March 4th at his residence at the age of 64.

Mr. Meadows was born in Halifax County, VA on December 25, 1949 and was the son of the late Mr. Walter H. Meadows and Mrs. Cilia Lee Meadows. He was married to Mrs. Gracie Brame Meadows and was a member of Owens Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Meadows was a United States Army veteran and was a long time employee of Georgia-Pacific and later retired from Climate Control, Inc.

Mr. Walter Lee Meadows is survived by his wife: Mrs. Gracie Meadows; (1) son: Mr. Walter O. Meadows and wife, Anita of Baltimore, MD; (2) daughters: Mrs. Angelique Ballou and husband, John of Springfield, VA and Mrs. Watonia Meadows Poole and husband, Keith of Baltimore, MD; (7) grandchildren; (4) great grandchildren; (2) step daughters: Ms. Valerie Stevens of New York and Ms. Cheryl Newman of Scottsburg, VA; (1) step son: Mr. Jay Newman of Florida; (1) sister: Ms. Annie M. Hamlette of South Boston, VA; (1) brother: Mr. Willie D. Meadows of South Boston, VA; his step mother: Mrs. Hallie Meadows of South Boston, VA; (2) step brothers: Mr. Melvin Crowder and wife, Amanda and Mr. Bernard Brooks and wife, Rose of South Boston, VA; (4) step sisters: Ms. Mary Sue Hodges, Mrs. Fannie Harris and husband, Jessie and Ms. Judith Brooks, all of South Boston, VA and Ms. Jennifer Robertson of Woodbridge, VA; (3) Aunts: Mrs. Mamie Link, Mrs. Ellen Lee and Mrs. Sara Meadows, all of South Boston, VA; (2) brothers-in-law; (6) sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Charlie Brown Barksdale. In addition to his parents Mr. Meadows was preceded in death by (2) sisters: Mable Barnette and Tony Betts.
Funeral services for Mr. Walter Lee Meadows will be Tuesday, March 11th at 1:00 p.m. at Owens Grove Baptist Church with Rev. John Leigh officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Ms. Annie M. Hamlette, 321 McKinnley Street, South Boston, VA.
Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston, VA.



ELLEN HANCOCK CANADA AND BRIEN O’NEAL WILLIAMS

Mrs. Ellen Hancock Canada and Mr. Brien O’Neal Williams of Lower Liberty Road, Nathalie, VA died March 2nd at their home in Nathalie.
Mrs. Canada was born Campbell, VA on March 28, 1946 and was the daughter of the late Mr. Willie Hudson Hancock and Mrs. Lillian Henry Hancock. She was married to Mr. James Edward Canada and was a member of Brown’s Memorial Church of God in Christ.
Mrs. Canada is survived by her husband, Mr. James E. Canada; (3) daughters: Mrs. Ella Trent and husband, Doc of Halifax, VA, Mrs. Helen Jennings and husband, Bruce and Mrs. Barbara Moorman and husband, Kevin, al l of Nathalie, VA; (2) sons: Mr. Anthony Logan and wife, Kim of Nathalie, VA and Mr. Vincent Logan and wife, Frankie of South Boston, VA; (15) grandchildren; (7) great grandchildren; (3) sisters: Ms. Judy Hancock and Ms. Mattie Tucker, both of Nathalie, VA and Ms. Ernestine Black of Washington, DC; (1) brother: Mr. George Hancock of New Jersey; her mother-in-law: Mrs. Virginia Ewell of Baltimore, MD; (2) sisters-in-law: Ms. Ernestine Faulkner of Nathalie, VA and Ms. Cathrine Sydnor of Baltimore, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Brien O’Neal Williams was born in Washington DC on June 24, 1979. He was the son of the late Mrs. Ellen Hancock Canada and was a member of Brown’s Memorial Church of God in Christ. Mr. Williams was employed by James Coleman Bricklaying Company and formerly served in the United States National Guard.
Mr. Williams is survived by (2) sons: Jordan and Brandon Williams, both of Nathalie, VA; (3) sisters: Mrs. Ella Trent and husband, Dock of Halifax, VA, Mrs. Helen Jennings and husband, Bruce, and Mrs. Barbara Moorman and Kevin, all of Nathalie, VA;(2) brothers: Mr. Anthony Logan and wife, Kim and Mr. Vincent Logan and wife, Frankie, all of South Boston, VA; his step father: Mr. James E. Canada; (1) uncle; (3) aunts and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Dina Breedlove, Michael Morris and LaQuinton Jackson.
Memorial services for Mrs. Ellen Hancock Canada and Mr. Brien O’Neal Williams will be held Saturday, March 8th at 3:00 p.m. Millstone Baptist Church in Nathalie, VA with Elder William Mosby officiating.
The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Barbara Moorman, 1039 Pearl Tree Lane, Nathalie, VA.
Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston, VA. 



Ethel Cameron Miller​

Mrs. Ethel Cameron Miller of South Boston, VA died Monday, March 3rd at The Woodview at the age of 82.

Mrs. Miller was born in Halifax County on September 19, 1931 to the late Mr. Zack Cameron and Mrs. Lillian Emma Guthrie Cameron. She was married to the late Mr. Barkley Leon Miller and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Ethel Cameron Miller is survived by (1) sister: Ms. Pauline Cameron of South Boston, VA; (1) brother: Mr. Willie Cameron of South Boston, VA; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Benjamin “Tony” Miller of Silver Spring, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted, Ms. Ella Mae Wyatt.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Cameron Miller has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Elder Brandon Smith and Rev. Sandy Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Ms. Verlinda Tucker, 1819 Hoover Street, South Boston, VA.

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


Survivors include one grandson, Mr. Tavares Sims, of Halifax; two sisters, Ms. Juanita C. Newman of Halifax and Ms. Louise McCoy of Richmond; a devoted niece and caregiver, Ms. Quintina Jennings; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Ms. Janis Chandler.

In addition to her parents and husband, one daughter, Ms. Carolyn Ann Sims, four sisters, Ms. Mabel Crawley, Mrs. Narcissie Crawley Lipscomb, Ms. Willie Crawley Edwards and Ms. Bernice Crawley, and three brothers, Mr. Walter Eddie Crawley, Mr. Benjamin “Bo Jack” Crawley and Mr. Bobby Ray Crawley, also preceded Mrs. Sims in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Brother LeDon Chappell officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Road Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of Ms. Juanita Newman, 1009 Height Trail, Halifax.

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

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.