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

MR. JOHN DANIEL COLEMAN

Mr. John Daniel Coleman of South Boston, VA died on Monday, June 27th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 87.

Mr. Coleman was born January 22, 1929 in Halifax County to the late Mr. John Hayes Coleman and Mrs. Annie Bouldin Coleman. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. 

Mr. John Daniel Coleman is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Ruby McClendon; (1) son: Mr. John Hamlett; (1) grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (2) brothers: Mr. Donald Coleman and Mr. Albner Coleman; (4) sisters: Mrs. Edith Terry, Mrs. Cynthia Chappell, Mrs. Evelyn Pettus and Mrs. Remia Shepphard. 

Funeral services for Mr. John Daniel Coleman will be Wednesday, July 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Whitfield Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be at the service on Wednesday.

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



EVANGELIST KATHRYN GERTRUDE LASSITER BROOKS

Evangelist Kathryn Gertrude Lassiter Brooks of Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston, VA died Saturday, June 25th at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital at the age of 45.

Evangelist Brooks was born in Halifax County on October 2, 1970 to the late Mr. Marshall L. Lassiter and Mrs. Kathryn Winifried Hall Lassiter. She was married to Deacon James Nathaniel Brooks, Jr. and attended Whitestone Pentecostal Church.  

Evangelist Kathryn Brooks is survived by her husband: Deacon James Nathaniel Brooks, Jr. of the home; (1) daughter: Ms. Amber N. Brooks of South Boston, VA; a honorary son: Mr. Louis P. Lassiter of Atlanta, GA; (4) brothers: Mr. Louis Lassiter of Maryland, Mr. Michael Lassiter, Sr. and wife Arron of Alton, VA, Mr. Cornelius Lassiter and wife, Lisa of Yanceyville, NC and Bishop Nathaniel Lassiter and wife, Zerlene of Statesville, NC; her father and mother-in-law: Deacon James Brooks, Sr. and Sister Frances Brooks of Sutherlin, VA; (2) brothers-in-law: Mr. Anthony Brooks and wife, Jennifer of Ringgold, VA and Mr. Eric Brooks of Danville, VA; her beloved pet: Jonsey; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including honorary brother: Elder Reginald Morton and wife, Maria of Hamden, CT. 

Funeral services for Evangelist Kathryn Lassiter Brooks will be held Friday, July 1st at 2:00 p.m. at Whitestone Pentecostal Church in Sutherlin with Bishop Theodore Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in the Morning Star Holiness Church Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, June 30th from 10 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the residence between the hours of 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., 1191 Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston, VA.

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

Nannie Sue Wilkerson Owen

   Mrs. Nannie Sue Wilkerson Owen of Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Sentara Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 89.

Mrs. Owen was born in Halifax County on Feb. 25, 1927 to the late Mr. James C. Wilkerson and Mrs. Hattie E. Murphy Wilkerson. She was married to the late Mr. Leroy Owen, Sr. and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Owen is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Doris Jefferson and Mrs. Jeanette Williams, both of Brooklyn, New York, Mrs. Peggie Gary of Paterson, New Jersey, and Mrs. Moretta Hicks and husband Robert of Teaneck, New Jersey; one son, Mr. Leroy Owen Jr., of South Boston; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Joyce Harris, of South Boston; two brothers, Mr. Richard Wilkerson and wife Martha of California and Mr. Johnnie Wilkerson of Morristown, NJ; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Watkins and Mrs. Rosa Johnson, and two brothers, Mr. George Wilkerson and Mr. Thomas Lee Wilkerson.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Nannie Sue Wilkerson Owen will be held Monday, June 27, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Rodney Dillard officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday, June 26, from noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1058 Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Gladys Henretta Gamble

Mrs. Gladys Henretta Gamble of Stith Lane, Clover died Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 86.

Mrs. Gamble was born Sept. 3, 1929 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Linwood Morton and Mrs. Lottie Hudson Morton. She was married to the late Mr. Dee Harris Gamble and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Mrs. Gladys Henretta Morton Gamble is survived by one sister, Ms. Ella Green, of Yonkers, New York; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Louise Morton of White Plains, New York, and Mrs. Rose Morton of Clover; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, Mr. Edward Morton, Mr. Willie Morton, Mr. Carl Morton and Mr. John Morton, and two sisters, Ms. Ida Lou Morton and Mrs. Catherine Wiltshire.

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Henretta Morton Gamble will be Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Marvin Bowman officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, June 24, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1093 Stith Lane, Clover.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


George Leon Burrell Sr.

Mr. George Leon Burrell Sr. of Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Halifax County, died Friday, June 10, 2016, at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit at the age of 67.

Mr. Burrell was born July 30, 1948 in Norfolk to the late Mr. James Burrell and Mrs. Sallie Burrell. He was married to Mrs. Laura Hudson Burrell.

In addition to his wife, survivors include six children, George Lee Jr., Brandon, Tiffany, Eric Brandon, Jackoby and Jason; four grandchildren; four brothers, Mr. Eugene Burrell, Mr. Thomas Burrell and wife Marsha, Mr. Calvin Lee Burrell and Bishop Larry Burrell and wife Juanita; one sister, Ms. Dorothy Burrell; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Michael Horne.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, Mr. James Reginald Burrell and Mr. Alexander “Butter Roll” Burrell, and one sister, Ms. Virginia Burrell, also preceded Mr. Burrell in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 20, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Apostle Carl Lykes officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends at the church.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Raymond Barbour

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Raymond Barbour died at his residence on Sunday, June 12, 2016 in North Chesterfield at the age of 67. Born in Halifax County on Dec. 16, 1948 to the late Bayton Alexander Barbour Sr. and Rebecca Dixon Barbour he was married to Hallie Meadows Barbour. He was a United States Army veteran where he served during the Vietnam and Gulf wars. While in the service he specialized in aviation. 

Mr. Barbour is survived by his wife, Hallie Meadows Barbour of the home, two daughters, Shaundrea Barbour Dark and husband Randy of Richmond and Raymonda Barbour Ryce and husband Ronald of Midlothian, four grandchildren, Randi R. Dark, Anthony C. Ryce, Rashaun C. Dark and Melanie A. Ryce, a brother, Patrick Barbour and wife Virginia of Petersburg, his mother-in-law, Sarah Beard Meadows, a brother-in-law, Othello W. Meadows, four sisters-in-law, Marjorie L. Barbour, Virginia F. Barbour, Gloria Barbour and Barbara Meadows, two uncles, seven aunts, a devoted nephew, Darrin Barbour and a devoted cousin, Overton Waller and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Loretta Yvonne Barbour and two brothers, James Louis Barbour and Bayton Alexander Barbour Jr.

A funeral will be held Saturday, June 18 at 1 p.m. with military honors at Dan River Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Cardwell eulogist and Pastor Dwight Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow in the Dixon Family cemetery with full military honors.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, June 17 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 

Charlie Junior Bruce

Mr. Charlie Junior Bruce of Clinton, Maryland, formerly of South Boston, died Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 57.

Mr. Bruce was born April 9, 1959 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Charlie Randolph Bruce and Mrs. Ophelia Marie Woody Bruce. He was married to Mrs. Natalie Rogers Bruce and was a campus police officer at Howard University for 36 years.

In addition to his wife, survivors include four daughters, Ms. Brianna Bruce of the home, Ms. Andrea Bruce of Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. Kiera Bruce of Decatur, Georgia, and Ms. Ja’net Scott of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; one son, Mr. Phillip Bruce, of Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildren; three brothers, the Rev. Calvin Bruce of South Boston, Mr. Mitchell Bruce of Chesterfield and the Rev. Carl Bruce of El Paso, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Lois Stone of Clinton, Mrs. Sandra Hayes of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Mary Boysaw of Columbus, Ohio, and Ms. Faye Bruce of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, one brother, Mr. Frank Bruce, also preceded Mr. Bruce in death.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 17, 2016, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street in South Boston.

The Rev. Fran Jackson will officiate.

Burial will follow in New Bethel Baptist church cemetery in Halifax.

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

The family will receive friends at the home of Ms. Faye Bruce, 211 Glendale Drive, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


John Edward Wade

Mr. John Edward Wade of Sandy Beach Road, South Boston died Monday, June 6, 2016, at his residence at the age of 81.

Mr. Wade was born Jan. 7, 1935 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Carlton Wade and Mrs. Edna Cunningham Wade. He was married to Mrs. Eleanor Martin Wade and was a ministerial servant in the Halifax congregation of Jehovah Witnesses.

Mr. Wade is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Wade, of the home; one son, Mr. Reginald Wade, and wife Barbara of South Boston; one sister, Ms. Luetta Scott, of South Boston; one brother, Mr. Arthur Wade, and wife Clarissa of Mount Vernon, New York; one granddaughter, Mrs. Shelly Williams, and husband Mark; two great granddaughters, Ms. Brooklyn Williams and Ms. Jordyn Williams; his father and mother-in-law, Mr. Learly Martin and Mrs. Martha Martin; four sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Joseph Wade and Mr. James Wade, and four sisters, Mrs. Leonia Chavious, Ms. Mary Liza Baldwin, Mrs. Florell Oliver and Mrs. Gladys Richardson.

Memorial services for Mr. John Edward Wade will be Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2200 Sandy Beach Road, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Truman Ozell Newman

Mr. Truman Ozell Newman of Crossland Avenue, Danville, formerly of South Boston, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at his residence at the age of 68.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 6, 2016, at noon at Dan River Bethel Baptist Church, 1005 German Creek Road, South Boston with military honors by the United States Army and American Legion Post 99.

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

The family will receive friends at the home of Ms. Dorothy Geraline Passley, 1024 Newman’s Drive, South Boston.

Condolences can be emailed to jeffressfh@yahoo.com or fax to 434-572-1137.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


 Shirley E. Barksdale Kane

Ms. Shirley E. Barksdale Kane of Norfolk, formerly of Alton, died Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Norfolk at the age of 70.

Ms. Kane was born in Norfolk on July 9, 1945 to the late Ms. Alease Barksdale.

She was raised by her grandparents, the late Mr. William and Mrs. Nettie Barksdale.

Ms. Kane was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two aunts, Ms. Bernice Murphy of South Boston and Ms. Evelyn Barksdale of New Rochelle, New York; a host of cousins including the devoted Ms. Delilah Jernigan; and other relatives and devoted friends including Mr. Oliver Austin, Ms. Ida F. Turbeville, Mr. Donald and other dear friends.

Funeral services for Ms. Kane will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Harvey L. Bigelow and the Rev. Elton Medley officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, June 3, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel.

The family will receive friends at the church Saturday.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

   
                                         Mrs. Joan Marable Johnson

Mrs. Joan Marable Johnson of Hedgerow Drive, Halifax, VA died May 27th at the age of 72.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Halifax County, VA on September 30, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Marable and Mrs. Mary Fannie Harris Marable. She was married to the late Mr. Eddie Johnson and was a member of First Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess. Mrs. Johnson was a retired employee of Westchester Hospital in White Plains, NY.

Mrs. Joan Marable Johnson is survived by (1) brother: Mr. Joseph M. Marable and wife, Jane of Elizabeth City, NC; (1) niece: Ms. Jonita Scott of Clover, VA; (1) nephew: Mr. Joseph Marquel Marable of Afghanistan; (1) great nephew: Mr. Jairus Marable; (1) step-son: Mr. Jimmie Johnson of Palm Coast, FL and (1) step-daughter: Ms. Kiane Johnson of Kissimmee, FL.

Funeral services for Mrs. Joan Marable Johnson will be held Thursday, June 2nd at 12 noon at First Baptist Church, Ferry Street, South Boston, VA with Rev. Alan G. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the residence, 101 Hedgerow Drive, Halifax, VA.

Public viewing hours for family and friends will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

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