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. Conyers James Weston

Mrs. Conyers James Weston of South Boston, VA died Saturday, February 18th at Bright Leaf Place in Danville, VA at the age of 66.

Mrs. Weston was born on July 4, 1950 in Kingstree, SC to the late Mr. Hezekiah James, Sr. and Mrs. Venus Madison James Dorsey. She was married to Mr. Henry R. Weston, Sr. and was a member of Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mrs. Weston received her bachelor’s degree from Benedict College in Columbia, SC and later obtained her master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She was a retired Halifax County Public Schools educator.

Mrs. Weston leaves to cherish precious memories her husband: Mr. Henry R. Weston, Sr.; (1) daughter: Ms. Vanessa Felicia Weston of Greenville, SC; (3) sons: Mr. Henry R. Weston, Jr. of Greenville, SC, Mr. Theodoric M. Weston of Newport News, VA and Mr. Reginald D. Weston and wife, Delores of Columbia, SC; (4) sisters: Mrs. Rebecca J. Fulton and Mrs. Annie J. Chandler, both of Kingstree, SC, Mrs. Essie J. Richardson and husband, Matthew of South Boston, VA and Mrs. Jeannie Smith and husband, William of Warner Robins, GA; (1) brother: Mr. Leon James of Houston, TX; (3) grandchildren; (1) great granddaughter; (2) extended siblings: Mrs. Rosa L. Gardner and Mr. Eddie Dorsey and wife, Dorothy, all of Brooklyn, NY; (4) sisters-in-law; (3) brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Weston was preceded in death by (1) daughter: Ms. Saranda Chandler; (2) sisters: Mrs. Sallie McCullough and Miss Marie James; and (5) brothers: Mr. Kelly Madison, Mr. Hezekiah James, Jr., Mr. Willie J. James, Mr. David James and Mr. Brown James.

Funeral services for Mrs. Conyers James Weston will be held Wednesday, February 22nd at 2:00 p.m. with services at Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial will be Friday, February 24th at Faith United Methodist Church Cemetery in Kingstree, SC. 

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2109 Ridge Street, South Boston, VA.

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

 
MS. BESSIE MAE McCARGO

Ms. Bessie Mae McCargo of Wolf Trap Road, South Boston, VA died on Wednesday, February 15th at Sentara Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 85.

Ms. McCargo was born in Halifax County, Virginia on August 3, 1931 to the late Mr. John Henry McCargo and Mrs. Ola Coleman McCargo. She was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church.

Ms. McCargo is survived by (6) nieces: Ms. Minnie McCargo of Woodside, NY, Ms. Lillie Anderson of Freeport, NY, Ms. Mattie Cowan and Evangelist Frances McCargo, both of South Boston, VA, Mrs. Sharon Cason-Card of Richmond, VA and Ms. Terry Stamps of Halifax, VA; (3) nephews: Mr. Roderick McCargo and Mr. Zachary McCargo, both of Halifax, VA, and Mr. Elmo McCargo of Richmond, VA, (1) sister-in-law: Ms. Bessie Mae McCargo of Alexandria, VA, and a host of nieces, including the devoted Ms. Brittany McWhite her caregiver, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted cousin, Mrs. Frances Fernandez of Hollis, NY. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by (1) sister: Mrs. Rosa McCargo Thompson; (2) brothers: Mr. John H. McCargo and Mr. Isaiah McCargo, Sr.

Funeral services for Ms. Bessie Mae McCargo will be held on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Spanish Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Womack officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday, February 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Ms. Mattie Cowan, 3121 Dan River Church Road, South Boston, VA. 

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592.




MR. JOHN BURNS

Mr. John Burns of Burns Trail, Halifax County, VA died on Monday, February 13th at Pettigrew Rehab & Healthcare Center, Durham, NC at the age of 77.

Mr. Burns was born in Halifax County, VA on June 24, 1939 to the late Mr. Paul Burns, Sr. and Mrs. Cleavie Garrett Burns.

Mr. John Burns is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Cindy B. Hayden of Durham, NC; (1) son: Mr. Anthony Burns (Mary) of Richmond, VA; (5) grandchildren; (7) great grandchildren; (2) sisters: Mrs. Evelyn Cunningham and husband The Honorable Joel Cunningham and Ms. Hester White, all of Halifax, VA; (3) brothers: Mr. Paul Burns, Jr. and Mr. Lester Burns and wife Gwendolyn, all of Halifax, VA and Mr. Henry Burns of Hampton, VA; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Catherine Burns of Halifax, VA, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (1) son: Mr. John Burns, Jr.; (3) sisters: Mrs. Margaret Pollard, Mrs. Pauline Edmonds and Mrs. Katie Oliver; (3) brothers: Mr. James Algie Burns, Mr. Elton Burns and Mr. Robert Burns and (1) granddaughter: Ms. Corlette Moss.

Funeral services for Mr. John Burns will be held Saturday, February 18th at 11:00 a.m. at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax, VA. Burial will follow in The Burns Family Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, February 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at The Crawford House.

The family will receive friends at the service on Saturday.

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



Raymond Lee Poindexter

Mr. Raymond Lee Poindexter of Halifax died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 89.

Mr. Poindexter was born in Charlotte County on Dec. 25, 1927 to the late Ms. Bessie Poindexter.

Mr. Poindexter leaves to cherish his loving memories one son, Mr. Raymond LeVell Poindexter, of Rockingham, North Carolina; three sisters, Ms. Kathleen P. Bailey of Halifax, Ms. Patricia Waller and Ms. Jane Greene, both of Richmond; two brothers, Mr. Willie “Sugar Man” Waller Jr. and Mr. Harry Waller, both of Richmond; three sisters-in-law; a devoted nephew, Mr. Edward Poindexter; a devoted friend, Ms. Theresa Puckette; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including his Dew Drop Hunting Club friends.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Poindexter was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Ada P. Bailey and Ms. Jennie Waller, four brothers, Mr. Kenneth W. Poindexter, Mr. Joe Lee Poindexter, Mr. Nell Poindexter, Mr. Ocie Poindexter, and his adopted brother, Mr. Ananias Bailey.

Funeral services for Mr. Raymond Lee Poindexter will be held Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at 1 p.m. with services at New Hope Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Blanche Steward officiating.

Burial will follow in Clays Mill Community Center Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends was held Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

The family will receive friends at 1051 Abbott Hill Road, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Herman Louis Thaxton

Mr. Herman Louis Thaxton of Tanglewylde Drive, South Boston died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the age of 63.

Mr. Thaxton was born in Halifax County on Aug. 10, 1953 and was the son of the late Mr. Josh Thaxton and Mrs. Hattie Sue Womack Thaxton.

He honorably served in the United States Army and for many years was employed by the former Burlington Industries.

Mr. Thaxton is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ida Roberts and Mrs. Nannie Joseph, both of South Boston; seven brothers, Mr. Robert Thaxton of South Boston, Mr. Johnny Thaxton of New York, Mr. David Thaxton of Richmond, Mr. Joseph Thaxton, Mr. Albert LeRoy Thaxton, Mr. William Thaxton and Mr. Rufus Thaxton, all of South Boston; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Annie May Thaxton, of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services for Mr. Herman Louis Thaxton will be Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Roberts officiating.

The family will receive friends at the service on Friday.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Clarence William ‘Diffy’ Ross

Mr. Clarence William “Diffy” Ross of South Boston died Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Sentara Woodview at the age of 69.

Mr. Ross was born in Halifax County on June 5, 1947 to the late Mr. James Benjamin Ross and Mrs. Rosa Lee Newman Ross.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in South Boston and a retired employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of Elon College being inducted into Elon’s Sports Hall of Fame and South Boston Sports Hall of Fame.

Mr. Ross leaves to cherish his loving memories, one son, Mr. Perry Logan, of Huntsville, Alabama; one daughter, Ms. Calethia Roberts, of Fredericksburg; two step-sons, Mr. Tony Perry and Mr. Todd Perry, both of New York, New York; one step-daughter, Mrs. Tamara Norman, and husband Robert of Fredericksburg; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Mr. George Ross and wife Barbara, Mr. Larry Ross and Mr. Ronnie Ross, all of South Boston; one sister, Ms. Toni Ross, of South Boston; one sister-in-law, Ms. Denise Ross, of South Boston; a devoted niece, Ms. Judy Ross, who was also his caregiver; a devoted nephew, Mr. Jason Ross, and wife Nakelia; a devoted Godmother, Ms. Frances J. Mitchell, of South Boston; a devoted friend, Ms. Mattie Cowan, of South Boston; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ross was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Clara Ross and Ms. Maggie Ross, and two brothers, Mr. James Ross and Mr. Tommy Ross.

Funeral services for Mr. Clarence William “Diffy” Ross will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at noon with services at First Baptist Church, Ferry Street in South Boston with the Rev. Alan G. Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1030 Old Grubby Road, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Brenda Carrington Dixon

Mrs. Brenda Carrington Dixon of South Boston died on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at her residence at the age of 62.

Mrs. Dixon was born in Halifax County on Feb. 17, 1954 to Mrs. Blanche Mae Clay Carrington and the late Mr. Lawrence Hubert Carrington. She was married to Mr. Harvey Dixon and was a member of White Oak Fork Baptist Church.

Mrs. Dixon is survived by her husband, Mr. Harvey Dixon, of the home; three children, Mrs. Marsha White and husband Chermark of Reston, Mr. Everette Royster and wife Chanetia of Manassas and Mrs. Shernita Powell and husband David of Creedmoor, North Carolina; her mother, Mrs. Blanche Carrington, of South Boston; 11 grandchildren; her dearest niece whom she loved as a daughter, Mrs. Gloria Springs, and husband Ezekiel of South Boston; four brothers, Mr. Lloyd Cheeks of Greensboro, North Carolina, Mr. Maxie Clay and wife Lila of Skipwith, Mr. Larry Holloway and wife Ellen of Wake Forest, North Carolina, and Mr. Clarence Carrington of South Boston; one sister, Ms. Bridget Carrington of Petersburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by siblings Mr. Lawrence Roberts, Mr. Carl Lee Clay, Mrs. Glenda Townes and Ms. Ruby Carrington.

Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Carrington Dixon will be held Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at 2 p.m. at White Oak Fork Baptist Church with Pastor Glenn Faulkner officiating and Pastor Harold Watkins as eulogist.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2311 Hamilton Blvd., Apt D, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



MR. NICHOLAS KESHAWN MILLER

Mr. Nicholas KeShawn Miller of Philpott Road, South Boston, VA died on Monday, January 30th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 18.

Mr. Miller was born in Halifax County, VA on May 11, 1998 to Mrs. LaToya Jean Miller Irvin and Mr. Donald Ford, III and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Mr. Miller is survived by his mother: Mrs. LaToya Jean Miller Irvin; his father: Mr. Donald Ford, III and wife Alnissa; devoted fiancée: Ms. Angela Irby; (5) sisters: Ms. Nicole Miller, Ms. Shalonda Ford, Ms. Destiny Ford, Ms. Alexis Ford and Ms. Julia Miller; (3) brothers: Mr. Nakem Miller, Mr. Hakeem Ager and wife Jetta and Mr. Davanta Ford; (1) step-brother: Jason, (2) step-sisters: Nakey and Alyson; paternal grandparents: Mr. Donald Ford, Jr. and Mrs. Celia Ford; maternal grandfather: Mr. Lawrence Edward Miller, Sr.; his godmother: Ms. Cheryl Darden and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the Woltz family.

Funeral services for Mr. Nicholas Keshawn Miller will be held Sunday, February 5th at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Moses Dixon, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, February 4th from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ford, III, 1409 Llewellyn Ave. South Boston, VA.

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


Marlon Williams Sr. 

Mr. Marlon Williams Sr., affectionately known as “Poo Poo,” died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at his residence at the age of 61.

Mr. Williams was born in Halifax County on May 21, 1955 to the late Mr. Robert Williams and Mrs. Lizzie Spraggins Williams.

He was formerly married to Ms. Doris Chandler Williams and Ms. Eleasea Lawrence Williams.

Mr. Williams is survived by three children, Mr. Dwight Wyatt and wife LaFonda of Richmond, Ms. Rori Ross of Trenton, New Jersey, and Mr. Marlon Williams Jr. of Halifax; three stepchildren, Mr. Brian Lawrence and wife Roxanne and Ms. Ashley Lawrence, all of Amelia, and Mr. Justin Lawrence of Baltimore, Maryland; 14 grandchildren; one sister, Ms. Juanita Basnight, of Brooklyn, New York; one brother, Mr. James Basnight, and wife Chanelle of Queens, New York; a devoted son-in-law, Mr. Johnny Ross Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, including the devoted Jessie Traynham, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Williams will be Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Mary Cherry officiating.

Burial will follow in Sunflower Baptist Church cemetery in Nathalie.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, and the family will receive friends at the residence, 1052 Pine Height Trail, Halifax.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Bertha Crews Leigh

Bertha Crews Leigh of Cardwell Trail, Crystal Hill did at her residence on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at the age of 98. Born in Halifax County on Aug. 26, 1918 to the late George Crews and Alice Jeffcott Chappell Crews, she was married to the late James Monroe Leigh and was a member of Crystal Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Leigh is survived by six sons, Thomas Leigh and wife Charlotte of Clinton, Md., Willis Leigh and wife Arlette of Ft. Washington, Md., Harold Leigh and John Leigh, both of Crystal Hill, Frederick Leigh and wife Carolyn of Catonsville, Md., and Lawrence Leigh and wife Sonya of Jacksonville, Fla., seven daughters, Myrtle Leigh, Susan Leigh, Carolyn Lassiter, all of Clinton, Md., Julia Leigh of Landover, Md., Mary Leigh of Alexandria, Rebecca Smith ad husband Ricky of Overland Park, Kansas and Joyce El of Bowie, Md., 35 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends including her devoted caregivers, Cynthia Crews, Arron Lassiter, Lois King, Mary Pannell and Aleece Carden.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by daughters, Clara, Sarah, Lillie, Dorothy, Grace and Linda.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. at Crystal Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Louis S. Leigh officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Crawford House chapel in Halifax.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1114 Cardwell Trail, Crystal Hill.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


Joseph Addison Jones

Joseph Addison Jones of Bill Tuck Highway, South Boston died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 80. Born in Alton on Oct. 8, 1936 to the late John Jones and Rose Stevens Jones and he was married to Mae Evelyn Jones. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and was a United States Air Force veteran. He was a retired Dollar General, Inc. employee.

In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by two sons, Rodney Jones of Philadelphia, and Darrell Jones of South Boston, three grandchildren, Taylor Jones, Derron Jones and Triniti Waul, a great grandchild, Wynter Washington and a god child, Jamie Medlin, a sister, Janie Jones of Alton, a brother, Jeffrey Henry Jones of Jacksonville, Fla., a sister-in-law, Lillian Chandler Woods of Newport News, a brother-in-law, Cleo “Dossie” Chandler of Roxboro, N.C., and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Daisy Coleman, Irene Scott and Lillian Jones Traynham and a brother, Willard Jones.

A funeral for Mr. Jones will be held Friday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, Alton with Rev. Harvey Bigelow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

The family will receive friends at the church on Friday. Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from noon-8 p.m at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

Mabel Edmonds Sydnor

Mrs. Mabel Edmonds Sydnor of Halifax died Thursday, Jan. 26, at her residence at the age of 73.

Mrs. Sydnor was born in Halifax County on July 23, 1943 to Mrs. Phoebe E. Judkins and the late Mr. Robert Judkins. She was married to Mr. Harold Sydnor and was a member of Banister Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Sydnor is survived by her husband, Mr. Harold Sydnor, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Cecelia Renee Walker, and her husband, Shawn Sr., of Oxon Hill, Maryland; two grandchildren, Ms. Kayla Walker and Mr. Shawn Walker Jr., both of Oxon Hill, Maryland; her mother, Mrs. Phoebe E. Judkins, of South Boston; one sister, Ms. Georgia Kowlessar, of South Boston; one brother, Mr. John Judkins, of Clinton, Maryland; one uncle, Mr. Norman Edmonds, of South Boston; four sisters-in-law, Ms. Gloria Edmonds, Ms. Emma Foster, Ms. Stephanie Sydnor and Mrs. Sandy Frasier; five brothers-in-law, Mr. Jerome Sydnor, Mr. Toney Sydnor, Mr. Welford Sydnor, Mr. Christopher Sydnor and Mr. James Lawrence Sydnor; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her father, Mrs. Sydnor was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Ruby Moorman, and one brother, Mr. Joe Edmonds.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Edmonds Sydnor will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at 1 p.m. with services at Banister Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. William Carr officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the chapel of The Crawford House.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 3192 Bethel Road, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.