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. DOSHIE ANN EDMUNDS RAGSDALE

Mrs. Doshie Ann Edmunds Ragsdale of Ridge Street, South Boston, VA died Thursday, April 19th at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Richmond, VA at the age of 57.

Mrs. Ragsdale was born in Halifax County on March 19, 1961 to Mrs. Mamie Lester Kirby Edmunds and the late Mr. Wilbur East Edmunds. She was married to Mr. Leon Ragsdale and was a member of New Vernon Baptist Church.

Mrs. Ragsdale is survived by her husband: Mr. Leon Ragsdale of the home: (2) daughters: Ms. Erica Ragsdale and Ms. Blair Ragsdale, both of Richmond, VA; (2) grandchildren: Trey Ahmond and Grant Jacob; her mother: Mrs. Mamie Edmunds; (3) sisters: Ms. Gale Edmunds and Ms. Shirley Edmunds, both of South Boston, VA and Ms. Diane Pollard of Richmond, VA; (1) brother: Mr. Freddie Edmunds and wife, Sharmaine of South Boston, VA; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Doris Ann Ragsdale of South Boston, VA; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Harley Lee Ragsdale of Philadelphia, PA and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Ms. Denise Hamlet. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Doshie Ann Edmunds Ragsdale will be Tuesday, April 24th at 12 noon at New Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. John Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Monday, April 23rd from 10 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at residence, 1623 Ridge Street, South Boston, VA.

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

MS. VIRGINIA WOODEN

Ms. Virginia Wooden of Greensboro, NC and formerly of Clover, VA died on Thursday, April 12th in Greensboro, NC at the age of 84.

Ms. Wooden was born in Halifax County on January 6, 1934 to the late Mr. William Henry Wooden and Mrs. Susie Wooden. She was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.

Ms. Wooden is survived by (2) sons: Mr. Berry Wooden and wife Sarah of Greensboro, NC and Mr. Kirk Wooden of Clover, VA; (2) sisters: Mrs. Betty Carter and husband Bill and Mrs. Rachel Scott and husband Louis, all of Clover, VA; (2) brothers: Mr. Willie Wooden and wife Marilyn of New Haven, CT. and Mr. Alan Wooden of Clover, VA; (6) grandchildren including the devoted Mr. Alex Powell and Mr. Curtis Powell; (3) great grandchildren; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Pearl Wooden; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Paul Boyd and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by (1) son: Mr. Darrell Wooden; (1) sister: Mrs. Easter Marshall and (2) brothers: Mr. Peter Wooden and Mr. Raymond Wooden.

Funeral services for Ms. Virginia Wooden will be Saturday, April 21st at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Alfred L. Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Friday, April 20th from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at home of Mr. Bill and Mrs. Betty Carter, 1046 Mt. Laurel Road, Clover, VA.

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


MR. DEONTE McKINLEY FOSTER

Mr. Deonte McKinley Foster of Clover, VA died on Friday, April 13th at Duke University Hospital at the age of 21.

Mr. Foster was born October 9, 1996 in Halifax County to Mr. Ralph E. Foster, Jr. and Mrs. Jacqueline Greene Foster. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Mr. Foster is survived by his parents: Mr. Ralph E. Foster, Jr. and Mrs. Jacqueline Greene Foster of Clover, VA; (1) sister: Ms. Brittany Foster and fiancé, Jeremy Dixon of Raleigh, NC; his paternal grandparents: Mr. Ralph E. Foster and Mrs. Barbara Foster of Randolph, VA; his maternal grandmother Mrs. Mary Greene of Clover, VA; (1) uncle: Mr. John Foster (Brandi) of Las Vegas, NV; (3) aunts: Mrs. Tracey Spencer (Keith), Mrs. Vecentia Williams (Marcus) of Clover, VA and Mrs. Valera Barksdale (Gary) of Ashburn, VA; his god parents: Mr. Farrell and Mrs. Debra Jennings; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.  

 Funeral services for Mr. Deonte McKinley Foster will be on Thursday, April 19th at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, Hwy 360 east, Drakes Branch, VA with Pastor Marvin Harris Eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Wednesday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 322 North Main Street, Clover, VA. 

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


MR. ALEX TUCKER, JR.

Mr. Alex Tucker, Jr. of South Boston, VA died Sunday, April 15th at The Woodview age of 55.

Mr. Tucker was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 27, 1962 to Mr. Alex Tucker, Sr. and Mrs. Barbara Green Tucker. He attended First Baptist Church in South Boston, VA. 

Mr. Tucker is survived by his parents: Mr. Alex and Mrs. Barbara Green Tucker of South Boston, VA; (3) sisters: Ms. Dina Tucker and Ms. Stefanie Tucker, both of Laurel, MD and Mrs. Lisa Braye and husband Douglas of Forest, VA; (3) nephews, (1) niece and a host of uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services for Mr. Alex Tucker, Jr. will be Friday, April 20th at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Ferry Street,  South Boston with Rev. Dr. Allan G. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Thursday, April 19th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at home of Mr. and Mrs. Barbara Tucker, 1213 Porter Lane, South Boston, VA.

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

Reginald Todd ‘Reggie’ Briggs

Reginald Todd “Reggie” Briggs of Greensboro, North Carolina, and formerly of South Boston, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Maryland, at the age of 57.

Mr. Briggs was born in Halifax County on March 20, 1961 to the late Alexander Briggs and Susie Norwood Briggs.

Mr. Briggs is survived by one daughter, Jasmine Briggs, of South Boston; twin sons, Michael Stephens and Mikhail Stephens, both of Greensboro, North Carolina; one grandson, Lem; seven sisters, Janie Brown and Frances Batts, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mildred Patterson of Smyrna, Delaware, Maria Scott of South Boston, Yvonne Paniel of Jessup, Maryland, Ann Coleman of Panama City, Florida, and Linda Briggs of Greensboro, North Carolina; one brother, William Briggs, of Woodbridge; a devoted uncle, John Briggs; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and very close friends including the devoted Ernest Mickins Jr.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services for Reginald Todd “Reggie” Briggs will be Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Jeter Chapel Baptist Church, South Boston, with Bishop Carl D. Lykes Sr. officiating.

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

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Louis James Herbert Sr.

Mr. Louis James Herbert Sr. of South Boston died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Sentara Woodview at the age of 88.

Mr. Herbert was born in Halifax County on July 13, 1929 to the late Mr. Lewis Herbert and Mrs. Maggie Waller Herbert. He was married to Mrs. Joeannah Stanfield Herbert and was a member of Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served as deacon.

Mr. Herbert is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joeannah S. Herbert; three daughters, Mrs. Lina M. Taylor (Ronald), Mrs. Joan H. Martin (Reginald) and the Rev. Deborah H. Chandler (Miles); two sons, Mr. Clifton C. Herbert and Mr. Louis James Herbert Jr.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five siblings; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Herbert was preceded in death by eight siblings, Susie, Maggie, Irene, Elizabeth, Vernell, Hazel, Lewis and Cedric.

Funeral services for Mr. Louis James Herbert Sr. will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. Deborah H. Chandler officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2010 Maid Marion Lane, South Boston.  

Funeral arrangements are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

MR. HARVEY LEROY “ROY” FULLER

Mr. Harvey LeRoy “Roy” Fuller of Nathalie Virginia died on Sunday, April 1st at Centra Lynchburg Hospital at the age of 65.

Mr. Fuller was born July 10, 1952 in Pittsylvania County to the late Mr. James Fuller and Mrs. Mary Alice Myers Fuller and was married to Mrs. Brenda Tune Fuller. He was a member of Republican Grove Baptist Church and a United States Army Reserve Veteran.

Mr. Fuller is survived by his wife: Mrs. Brenda Tune Fuller of the home; (2) sons: Mr. Harvelle Fuller (Shanquila) of Stafford, VA and Mr. Justin Fuller of the home; (3) grandchildren; (2) brothers: Mr. James Fuller (Carolyn) of Nathalie, VA and Mr. Richard Henry Fuller (Debbie) of Chatham, VA; (1) sister: Ms. Etheline Hines of Upper Marlboro, MD; his mother-in-law: Mrs. Mary P. Tune of Nathalie, VA; (2) brothers-in-law: Mr. Rodney Tune (Barbara) and Mr. Randy Tune; (3) sisters-in-law: Ms. Susan Tune, Mrs. Debbie King (Leroy) and Ms. Charlene McCargo: (1) aunt: Mrs. Irene Myers and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends including the devoted, Mr. Robert Myers, Ms. Cookie Jefferson and Ms. Dee Dee Myers.  

Funeral service for Mr. Harvey LeRoy “Roy” Fuller will be on Saturday, April 7th at 2 p.m. at Republican Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Stedman Davis Eulogist. Burial will follow in church cemetery with Military Rites.

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Friday, April 6th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax..

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1108 Cody Road, Nathalie,VA. 

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


MS. SALLIE BEE ACREE MAJORS

Ms. Sallie Bee Acree Majors of South Boston, VA, died Sunday, April 1st at her residence at the age of 70. 

Ms. Majors was born in Halifax County on August 10, 1947 to the late Mr. Tom Acree and Mrs. Beatrice Sydnor Acree. She was a member of Traynham Grove Baptist Church.  

Ms. Majors is survived by (1) daughter: Mrs. Mary Gilmore (Ernest) of Richmond, VA; (2) sons: Mr. Ronnie Majors and Mr. Edward Majors (Vicki) of South Boston, VA; (6) grandchildren; (2) great grandchildren; (2) sister: Mrs. Nancy Van Eeckhaute (Nick) and Mrs. Catherine Stovall (James); (5) brothers: Mr. William Acree, Mr. Randolph Acree (Ernestine), Mr. Joe Louis Acree (Karen), Mr. Albert Logan (Marie) and Mr. Hampton Logan (Betty) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Donald Freeman.  

Funeral services for Ms. Sallie Bee Acree Majors will be held Saturday, April 7th at 11 a.m. at Traynham Baptist Church with Rev. Avon Keen Pastor, and Rev. Moses Dixon Eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel.


The family will receive friends at the residence, 1070 River Road, South Boston, VA.

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

MR. NORMAN “MARTY” MARTIN

Mr. Norman “Marty” Martin of Halifax, VA died on Saturday, March 31st at the Veterans Hospital in Washington, DC at the age of 52.

Mr. Martin was born in Halifax County on June 13, 1965 to Mr. Norman Randolph Martin and Mrs. Emma Jane Bailey Martin and was a United State Navy Veteran.

Mr. Martin is survived by his parents: Mrs. Emma Jane Bailey Martin of Halifax, VA and Mr. Norman “Randy” Martin of Arlington, VA; his grandmother: Mrs. Kathleen Bailey of Halifax, VA; (1) brother: Mr. Barry N. Martin of Halifax, VA; (3) aunts: Mrs. Kathy Bailey-Sumlin of Alexandria, VA, Ms. Sherry Bailey of Lorton, VA and Mrs. Amy Bailey-Chandler of Scottsburg, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Norman “Marty” Martin will be Friday, April 6th at 11 a.m. at New Hope CME Church with Rev. Blanche Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Rites.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. 

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

MR. JOHN HARRISON HAMLETT

Mr. John Harrison Hamlett of Alton VA died on Saturday, March 31st at Sentara Woodview at the age of 67.

Mr. Hamlett was born November 9, 1950 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Johnny Mack Hamlett and the late Mrs. Ethel Mae Satterfield Hamlett and at an early age he joined New Ephesus Baptist Church.

Mr. Hamlett is survived by his step-daughter: Mrs. Liz Hairston Coleman (Tim) of Yorktown, VA; (2) step-granddaughter: Ms. Jelissa Coleman of Yorktown, VA and Mrs. Juana Dominguez of Augusta, GA; (1) brother: Mr. Leon Hamlett of Alton, VA; (6) sisters: Ms. Lillian Gradison of Baltimore, MD, Ms. Katie Oliver of Yanceyville, NC, Mrs. Dorothy Faulkner(John) and Ms. Sarah Hamlett, all of South Boston, VA, Ms. Shirley Wade of Danville, VA and Ms. Thelma Lipscomb of Alton, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Jose D. Camacho of Alton, VA. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hamlett was preceded in death by (4) brothers: Mr. Harry Hamlett, Mr. James Hamlett, Mr. Willie Hamlett and Mr. Mack Hamlett, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. John Harrison Hamlett will be Friday, April 6th at 2 p.m. at New Ephesus Baptist Church with Rev. Lisa Woodall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive fiends at the home of Ms. Janice Hamlett, 316 McKinney Street, South Boston, VA. Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. 

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

Havana Richards Carden

Mrs. Havana Richards Carden of Dryburg Road, Scottsburg, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Lynchburg General Hospital at the age of 80.

Mrs. Carden was born in Halifax County on Nov. 28, 1937 to the late Mr. Sheddrick Richards and Mrs. Queen Mosley Richards. She was married to Mr. James E. Carden and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.  

Mrs. Carden is survived by her husband of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Darlene C. Davis (Floyd) of South Boston and Mrs. Erlene C. Sydnor (Avery) of Scottsburg; four grandchildren; six great -grandchildren; one sister, Ms. Mary Vernetta Warren, of Peekskill, New York; a devoted cousin, Mr. Daniel Edmondson, of Scottsburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Giles Richards and Mr. Shirley Richards, and one sister, Ms. Eva McKinney

Funeral services for Mrs. Carden will be held Friday, March 30, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with the Rev. William E. Coleman, eulogist.  

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends at the residence, 4056 Dryburg Road, Scottsburg.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Virginia Ann Coleman Daniel

Mrs. Virginia Ann Coleman Daniel of 3165 Ball Park Loop, Halifax, died Friday, March 23, 2018, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 78.

Mrs. Daniel was born in Halifax County on Feb. 19, 1940 to the late Mr. Arthur Coleman and Mrs. Leigh Jeffress Coleman. She was married to the late Mr. Fletcher Daniel Sr. and was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church

Mrs. Daniel is survived by one son, Mr. Fletcher Daniel Jr., and wife Santa of Halifax; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Ms. Rozzetta Jordon, of Halifax; one brother, Mr. Edward Coleman, of South Boston; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Francis Daniel, and husband Clifton; one brother-in-law, Mr. John Daniel; her special caregiver, Ms. LaTisha Beard; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Mr. Kalvin Douglas Coleman, and one brother, Mr. Peter Coleman.

Funeral services for Mrs. Daniel will be held Friday, March 30, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Womack officiating.

Burial will follow at Spanish Grove Baptist Church.

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

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Fletcher Daniel Jr., 3165 Ball Park Loop, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.