Jeffress Funeral Home
 2000 North Main Street - South Boston,VA 24592
 434.572.2046 
​Stanley L. Jeffress - Owner
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OBITUARY NOTICES

Mary Elizabeth Lipscomb

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lipscomb of Portsmouth and formerly of South Boston died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Bon Secours Maryview Hospital at the age of 71. Mrs. Lipscomb was born in Halifax County on March 7, 1947 to Mr. Edward Lee Jones Sr. and Mrs. Nannie Hamlett Jones and was married the late Mr. Odell McKinley Lipscomb Jr.

She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.  

Mrs. Lipscomb is survived by two sons, Mr. Charles Lipscomb of Portsmouth and Mr. Odell M. Lipscomb III of Chesapeake; one grandson, Tremel H. Lipscomb; one great-granddaughter, Aubree S. Lipscomb; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Annie Ruth Clark, and four brothers, Mr. Mack Hamlett, Mr. Jack Jones, Mr. Edward Jones Jr. and Mr. William Henry Jones. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lipscomb will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at noon at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey Bigelow officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the church. 

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

Lydia Louise Dunn Faulkner

Mrs. Lydia Louise Dunn Faulkner of South Boston died at Hock Family Pavilion, Durham, North Carolina, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the age of 87.

Mrs. Faulkner was born in Halifax County on Dec. 10, 1930 to the late Mr. John Dunn and Mrs. Martha Tucker Dunn. She was married to the late Mr. Hurley M. Faulkner and was a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and was a retired public school educator.

Mrs. Faulkner is survived by one daughter, Charla Nanette Crews, and her husband, Michael, of Nathalie; three grandchildren, Leslie Crews, Sharon Hansford (Brent) and Carlene Crews; four nephews; two nieces; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, her siblings, Ira Wade Dunn, Jeanette Dunn White (Samuel), infant O’Daphne Dunn, Johnny Dunn and William Dunn, also preceded her in death.

A graveside service for Mrs. Faulkner will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Byrd officiating and the Rev. Marvin Bowman eulogist.  

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, June 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and all other times at 1830 Jefferson Avenue, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Beryl McGhee Pointer

Beryl Reston McGhee Pointer of Alton died Friday, June 8, 2018, at SOVAH Health, Danville, at the age of 69.

She was born in Durham, North Carolina, on Aug. 15, 1948 to Obelia Foriesteen Crawley McGhee and the late Walter McGhee Sr. She was married to Carl Edward Pointer Sr. for 49 years and was a member of Hyco Zion Baptist Church, Roxboro, North Carolina.

In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by her children, Carl “Boo” Pointer Jr. (Camille), Mrs. Deborah “Debbie” Coleman (Doug) and Mr. Shawn Pointer (Robyn), all of Alton; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; six sisters, Shirl Bumphus (Edward) of Roxboro, North Carolina, Minister Kurl Brandon (Charles Sr.) of Alton, Leacha Barnette (William) of Maryland, Twila Walker (Larry) of Annapolis, Maryland, Wendy McGhee of Whitsett, North Carolina, and Tara McGhee of Leasburg, North Carolina; two brothers, Henry ”Wes” McGhee (Gladys) of Roxboro, North Carolina, and Walter McGhee Jr. (Renee); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. Earl McGhee.

Funeral services for Beryl Reston McGhee Pointer will be Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Hyco Zion Baptist Church located at 996 Concord Road, Roxboro, North Carolina, with Pastor Stanley Kearney officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and all other times at her residence, 4046 Pointer Road, Alton.

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

ARMANTE MERAY WYATT

Mr. Wyatt was born in Halifax County, VA on March 7, 1995 and was the son of Ms. Joanne King and Mr. Rodney Murray Wyatt. He was employed by Pacific Headwear, Inc.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wyatt is survived by the very devoted Ms. Tiara Lacks of Clover, VA; (2) daughters: Miss Kaliyah Wyatt and Miss Kalana Wyatt, both of South Boston, VA; (4) sisters: Ms. Emani Waller, Ms. Shiiy-tiek Wyatt, Ms. Yunique Wyatt and Ms. Shaiteya, all of South Boston, VA; (1) brother: Mr. Jha-man King of South Boston, VA; his maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Giles and Eva Stovall of South Boston, VA; his paternal grandfather: Mr. Francis Wyatt of South Boston, VA; (2) nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and devoted friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Armante Meray Wyatt will be Tuesday, June 12th at 1 p.m. at Jeter Chapel Baptist Church with Reverend Antori Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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

The family will be receiving friends at the residence, 1104 Second Street, South Boston, VA.

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


Minnie Elizabeth Clark Gill

Ms. Minnie Elizabeth Clark Gill of South Boston died Monday, May 28, 2018, at Hospice of The Piedmont in Charlottesville at the age of 61.

Ms. Gill was born in Halifax County on June 27, 1956 to Ms. Edith Christine Clark and the late Mr. Thomas Melvin Dabbs.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.

Ms. Gill is survived by one daughter, Ms. Tamecia D. Medley, of Roxboro, North Carolina; one son, Mr. Quentin Clark, of South Boston; her mother of South Boston; two grandchildren, Mr. Demonte’ Clark and Ms. Alexis Hunter; one great-grandchild, Mr. Javon Reed; two sisters, Ms. Virginia Coleman of Brooklyn, New York, and Ms. Brenda Carden of New Jersey; one brother, Mr. Melvin Dabbs Jr., of Albany, New York; two devoted cousins, Mr. Howard Clark (Rhonda) and Ms. Gloria Clark; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Ms. Hazel Miller.

In addition to her father, one infant grandchild, Anthony Clark, preceded her in death.

Memorial service for Ms. Gill will be private.

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


WILLIAM ALEXANDER "APPLEJACK" OWEN

Mr. William Alexander “Applejack” Owen of Wilson Memorial Trail, Vernon Hill, VA died Thursday, May 24th at his residence at the age of 66.

Mr. Owen was born in Halifax County on November 10, 1951 to Ms. Juanita Francis Owen and was a member of New Vernon Baptist Church where he served as a trustee, usher and member of the gospel choir. He is a former employee of Georgia Pacific and ABB, Industries.

Mr. Owen is survived by his mother: Mrs. Juanita Owen Barksdale of South Boston, VA; (6) brothers: Mr. Harold Williams, Mr. Sherman Williams, both of Halifax, VA, Mr. Michael Williams, Mr. Richard Williams (Patricia), all of Richmond, VA, Reverend Gary Williams (Jacqueline) of Fredericksburg, VA and Mr. Jeffrey Barksdale of Durham, NC; (5) aunts; (3) uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. William Alexander “Applejack” Owen will be Friday, June 1st at 11 a.m. at New Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. John Anthony Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family is receiving friends at the home of Mrs. Juanita Owen Barksdale, 1080 Union Grove Road, South Boston, VA.

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