Jeffress Funeral Home
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​George Wesley Williams, Sr.

Mr. George Wesley Williams of Woodsdale Road, Roxboro, NC died June 27th at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC at the age of 75.
Mr. Williams was born in Baltimore, MD on November 3, 1939 and was the son of the late Mr. Sterling Williams and Mrs. Louise Clay Williams. He was married to the late Mrs. Effie Pointer Williams and was a member of Denniston Grove Baptist Church.
Mr. George Wesley Williams is survived by (1) son: Mr. George W. Williams, Jr. and wife, Vinita of Roxboro, NC; (2) daughters: Ms. Melissa Williams of Roxboro, NC and Ms. Renee Pointer of Raleigh, NC; (1) step-daughter: Ms. Linda P. Brown of Raleigh, NC; (6) grandchildren; (7) great grandchildren; (4) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Laurel Wade and Mrs. Betty Barrett, both of Roxboro, NC, Ms. Carol Pointer of South Boston, VA and Mrs. Cornell Smith of Alton, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Williams was preceded in death by (1) sister, Mrs. Frances Douglas and (2) brothers, Mr. Jessie Lewis Wade and Mr. Ernest Barnett.
Funeral services for Mr. George Wesley Williams will be held Friday, July 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at Denniston Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Spencer Woods officiating. 
Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.
The family is receiving friends at the residence, 4974 Woodsdale Road, Roxboro, NC.
Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston, VA.


Clarence Hubert Tucker Jr.

Mr. Clarence Hubert Tucker Jr. of Hamilton Boulevard, South Boston died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Berry Hill Nursing Home at the age of 72.

Mr. Tucker was born in Halifax County on Aug. 29, 1942 to the late Mr. Clarence Hubert Tucker Sr. and Mrs. Connie Marie Williams Tucker. He was married to Mrs. Jean Goode Tucker and was a member of Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church.
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Mr. Tucker is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Ms. Marlissia Tucker and Ms. Connie Tucker, both of South Boston; one son, Mr. Ardell Tucker, of Richmond; one stepson, Mr. Michael Goode, of Alton; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Ms. Clara Bailey of Vernon Hill, Ms. Eloise Cosby of Richmond, Ms. Nannie Tucker of Cluster Springs and Ms. Yvonne Peacock of Tallahassee, Florida; two brothers, Mr. Nelson Tucker and wife Joyce of Richmond and Mr. Theodore Tucker and wife Geneva of Vernon Hill; one aunt, Mrs. Isabelle Williams, of South Boston; four sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mamie Tucker, Mrs. Evelyn Ferrell and husband Clarence, Mrs. Nancy Arnold and husband Isaac and Mrs. Lizzie Barksdale; one brother-in-law, Mr. Donald Goode; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. James Womack.

In addition to his parents, one brother, Mr. Gordon Tucker, also preceded Mr. Tucker in death.

Funeral services for Mr. Tucker will be Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Evon Bush officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 200 Hamilton Blvd, Apt. 21-E, South Boston.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, June 26, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


EDMONDSON, WAYNE ALBERT​

Mr. Wayne Albert Edmondson of 1115 Cole Lane, Scottsburg died Monday, June 22, 2015, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He was 59 years of age.

Mr. Edmondson was born in Halifax County on July 26, 1955 to the late Mr. James Henry Edmondson Sr. and Mrs. Mable Carrington Edmondson. He was married to the late Mrs. Lillie Foster Edmondson.

He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and was employed with BHK, Industries.

Mr. Edmondson is survived by two daughters, Ms. Angela E. Roberts of Mechanicsville and Ms. Kristy Tucker of Clover; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Ms. Jacqueline E. Coleman of Scottsburg and Mrs. Ruth E. Pettus and husband James of Alexandria; one aunt, Mrs. Virginia Edmondson; one uncle, Mr. Junious Carrington; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Clarise Foster; devoted cousins Mr. Charles Edmondson, Ms. Delores Lipscomb and Mr. James Sawyer Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Mr. Tony Smith, Mr. William Paxton Jr. and Ms. Lillian McCrowell.

In addition to his parents and wife, one brother, Mr. James Henry Edmondson Jr., also preceded Mr. Edmondson in death.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 26, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Whitfield Scott officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Curtis Randolph McCargo

Mr. Curtis Randolph McCargo of Ridge Street, South Boston died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in South Boston at the age of 51.

Mr. McCargo was born in Halifax County on March 2, 1964 to Mrs. Thalia Ganell Womack McCargo and the late Mr. Matthew McCargo Sr. He was married to Mrs. Donna Michelle Claiborne McCargo and was a member of New Covenant Christian Church.

Mr. McCargo was employed with the Town of South Boston Recreational Department for many years.

In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include one daughter, Ms. Timonee’ McCargo, of the home; his mother of South Boston; three sisters, Minister Cathy McCargo, Mrs. Gladys Townsend and husband Amos and Ms. Mamie McCargo, all of South Boston; four brothers, Mr. Matthew McCargo Jr. and Mr. Keith McCargo, both of South Boston, Mr. Duane McCargo and wife Mary of Richmond and Mr. Mark McCargo and wife Elsie of Chatham; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Rosetta Claiborne, of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and devoted friends including his many senior citizens friends.

Funeral services for Mr. McCargo will be Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Virgilina with Pastor Alfred Parker officiating and Minister Cathy McCargo, eulogist.

Burial will follow in Berry Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 2006 Ridge Street, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Eva Coleman Bates

Mrs. Eva Coleman Bates of Forest Trail, South Boston died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 91.

Mrs. Bates was born in Halifax County on July 3, 1923 to the late Mr. John Thomas Coleman and Mrs. Sarah Lacks Coleman and was married to the late Mr. Gordon Bates.

She was a member of Ellis Creek Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Halifax County Public Schools.

Her survivors include one daughter, Ms. Eva Bates, of Plainfield, New Jersey; four sons, Mr. Earl L. Bates and wife Margaret of Vernon Hill, Mr. Robert L. Bates and wife Queen and Mr. James E. Bates and wife Patrice, all of South Boston, and Mr. Arthur L. Tates and wife Mary of Albany, New York; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ms. Katherine Coleman of Vernon Hill, Mrs. Estelle Coleman of South Boston and Ms. Pauline Cousins of Teaneck, New Jersey; one brother, Mr. Paul Coleman, and wife Sandra of Vernon Hill; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Amanda Bates; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, one daughter, Ms. Dorothy Bates, four sisters, Ms. Mozelle Coleman, Mrs. Mazie Brown, Mrs. Lenora Bowman and Ms. Pearl Coleman, and one brother, Mr. John T. Coleman, also preceded Mrs. Bates in death.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 22, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Ellis Creek Baptist Church, Nathalie, VA .

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax and all other times at the residence, 202 Forest Trail, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Valerie Grace Jackson

Ms. Valerie Grace Jackson of South Boston died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at her residence at the age of 50.

Ms. Jackson was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 1, 1965 to Mrs. Sandra Jackson and the late Mr. Raymond Jackson.

Survivors of Ms. Jackson are her children, Mr. Reginald Scott and wife Shanel, Mr. Robert Jackson, Ms. Deandrew Jackson, Ms. Briyana Jackson and Mr. Raven Jackson; her beloved grandsons, Izaiah and Joshua Scott; her mother; her siblings, Raymond Jackson II, Sylear Jackson, Simone Jackson and Chamaine Jeffers; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her father, one sister, Ms. Sherry Jackson, one nephew, Raymond Jackson III (J.R.), and her grandmother, Mrs. Sadie Richardson, also preceded Ms. Jackson in death.

Funeral services will be Sunday, June 21, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel with Minister Sylear Jackson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Jackson Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 212 Leigh Street, South Boston.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Nannie Mae Commer


Nannie Mae Commer, 69, of South Boston died Monday, June 15, 2015 at her home. She was born on July 27, 1945 in Bronx, N.Y., daughter of the late James and Mary Commer and was adopted and reared by the late Fannie and James (Ed) Brown.

Ms. Commer was of the Baptist faith and a former member of New Zion Baptist Church. She was a certified nursing assistant and was a dedicated employee of Berry Hill and Woodview Nursing Homes for over 20 years.

Ms. Commer is survived by four daughters, Shanetta Crews-Hodges and husband Kenneth, II, SeanDra D. Crews, CoLissa Crews-Dabbs and husband Earl and Tammy C. Jackson and husband Michael, all of South Boston; 11 grandchildren, De’Shon, Tiara, Tylisia, Malik, Ja’Kye, Sha’Taviana, Nevaeh, Mekhi, MeAhn, NaTavia and Ja-Sean; one great-grandson, Demar Jamil (DJ); two sisters, Helen Strickland of Brockton, Mass., and Nell Brown of Halifax; two brothers, William Dickerson of New Jersey and Charlie Brown of Maryland; one great-uncle, Seymour Easley of South Carolina, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Harmoni Skye Crews and one sister, Judith Commer Washington.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, June 23, at 1 p.m. at Berry Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Monday, June 22 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

​Carroll J. Hall

Carroll J. Hall, 84, of Lorton and Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at his home in Lorton. He was born in Halifax County on Aug. 29, 1930, son of the late Mamie Petty and Schoolfield Hall. He was married to the late Geraldine Skipwith Hall and was former owner of CJ’s Country Kitchen and CJ’s Country Market, South Boston.

Mr. Hall is survived by two daughters, LaVerne Hall-Durham and Amber “Aretha” Hall-Williams; he was also father of Shecola Baldwin, Carol Hall, Janett Alexander; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Annie M. Thaxton and Rosa Jones; two brothers, John A. Hall and McGuire Hall; one son-in-law, Ambrose Durham; two brothers-in-law, Robert Thaxton and Jessie Skipwith; two sisters-in-law, Martha Hall and Clara Lee and Juanita Skipwith; other relatives and friends, including a special friend Mariana Proano.

He was preceded in death by four children Carroll, Earl, Laura Jean and Walitha Hall, two brothers Earl Hall and Lawrence Hall and two sisters Nannie H. Chappell and Bertha Hall.

A funeral will be held Monday, June 22, at noon at Jeffress Funeral Home with Rev. Jackie Stamps officiating. Public viewing will be Monday from 10 a.m.-service time.

The family will receive friends at 1199 Hunter’s Lane, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


​Raymond Lorenzer Shelton

Raymond Lorenzer Shelton, age 100, of South Boston died June 12, 2015 at Sentara Woodview. He was born Aug. 20, 1914 in Danville, son of the late William Shelton and Florence Harris Shelton. To this couple, two children were born, Raymond and a sister, Florence Shelton Slade, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Shelton was fondly called “Maestro” by most of his church friends. He had a passion for music and his style was a “Class Act.”

At the early age of 5, his family relocated from Danville to New Rochelle, N.Y. He attended New Rochelle Grammar School and continued his education at New Rochelle High School graduating in 1934. After graduation, Mr. Shelton attended Grosoff Music School where he studied and developed his skill proficiency at playing the piano.

Mr. Shelton met and married the “Love of his life” Mabel Ragland Shelton in April 1941. They were married for 65 years. To this union, one son was born, Raymond L. Shelton Jr. who proceeded him in death.

In 1942, Mr. Shelton joined the Army. He served in the medical battalion of the 92nd Infantry Buffalo Division. This division was the last segregated army division and only African-American division to fight in Europe during World War II. His musical talents afforded him the opportunity to serve as a chaplain assistant for the army medic corps. Mr. Shelton was discharged from the military in 1946. He became employed by Bi Lo Food Market as a bag boy in New York and later advanced to store manager before relocating to Hampton where he continued his employment for 20 years until retirement.

After retirement, Mr. Shelton and his wife relocated to her hometown South Boston where he started sharing his musical talents at First Baptist Church, Jeters Chapel Baptist, New Bethel Baptist, Mt. Olive Baptist, Ebenezer CME and all the nursing homes within the area. He joined the Mt. Olive Baptist church where he was a faithful member. He also was a loyal supporter of Ebenezer CME.

Among Mr. Shelton’s greatest champions are the members of the Buffalo Soldier Motor Club 108 Chapter of Clarksville. He was an esteemed honorary member. He was also an honorary board Director of Mac-N-Rich Veterans Residence in South Boston.

Mr. Shelton had a loving family group of friends that met him for breakfast most mornings at Hardee’s. He loved and cherished those special moments of laughter and conversation. He enjoyed going to church at Mt. Olive Baptist and Ebenezer CME where he received his many hugs and kisses from the ladies and kept him smiling and saying “how good that made him feel.” Love was showered upon Mr. Shelton wherever he went by the people who knew him.

He leaves to cherish his legacy a host of extended family and dear friends. Mr. Shelton lived each day believing in God’s bountiful blessings that materialized in granting him a long life. He kept a smile and a kind word for everyone. In his last days, he would say “A smile is an umbrella for a rainy day.”

A funeral will be Saturday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Buckshoal Road, Virgilina with Elder Brandon Smith as eulogist and Rev. Kevin Chandler officiating. Burial, with motorcycle escort by the Buffalo Soldier Motor Club, will follow at Floral Hill Memory Gardens, Danville. Military Rites will be rendered by the United States Army Honor Guard and American Legion Post 99.

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

Memorials may be directed to Mt. Olive Baptist Church Building Fund, 1812 N. Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


Chandra Yvette Womack-Craig

Ms. Chandra Yvette Womack-Craig of Boelte Lane, Vernon Hill died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at VCU-MCV Medical Center in Richmond at the age of 51.

Ms. Craig was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1963 to Mr. Ernest Lynwood Womack and Mrs. Betty Clark Womack. She was a member of Shockoe Baptist Church and was a United States Air Force veteran.

Survivors include one son, Mr. Craig Scott Keys, of Raleigh, North Carolina; one daughter, Ms. Courtney Simone Craig, of Vernon Hill; her father and mother of Vernon Hill; one brother, the Rev. Anthony Keith Womack of New York; and a host of other relatives and friends including a favorite aunt, Ms. Carrie Womack, and devoted friends, Mrs. Ruby Palmer, Mrs. Loretta “Sugar” Whitlow, Ms. Sandra Chandler and Ms. Lisa Brown.

Funeral services for Ms. Craig will be Friday, June 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Shockoe Baptist Church, Java, with her brother, the Rev. Anthony Keith Womack, officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, and other times at the residence, 1011 Boelte Lane, Vernon Hill, VA.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Margaret ‘Fairy’ Stovall Faulkner

Mrs. Margaret “Fairy” Stovall Faulkner of East Hyco Road, Virgilina died on Friday, June 12, 2015, at her residence at the age of 92.

Mrs. Faulkner was born in Halifax County on Aug. 16, 1922 to the late Ms. Maggie Stovall. She was married to the late Mr. Ernest Faulkner and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Faulkner is survived by two sons, Mr. Steve Holeman Sr. and wife Cornell of Virgilina and Mr. Ernest Faulkner of Oak Brook, Illinois; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanie Owen and husband Isaiah of Cluster Springs and Mrs. Pamela Garland and husband Wayne of South Boston; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Shirley Brown, of Hamsptead, New York; one brother-in-law, Mr. Daniel C. Faulkner, of South Boston; five sisters-in-law, Mrs. Jennie Faulkner and Mrs. Hattie Stovall, both of South Boston, Mrs. Dorothy Faulkner of Virgilina, Mrs. LaForest Faulkner of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Mrs. Evelyn Comer of Portsmouth; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Janice Claiborne and Mrs. Vivian Majors; five brothers, Mr. Percy Conner, Mr. Harold Stovall, Mr. Herbert Stovall, Mr. Theodore Stovall and Mr. Cornelious Stovall.

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret “Fairy” Stovall Faulkner will be Tuesday, June 16, at 1 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Rodney Dillard officiating.

Burial will follow in church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral home and all other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Holeman, 7167 East Hyco Road, Virgilina.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Joyce Ann Witt Kent

Mrs. Joyce Ann Witt Kent, formerly of South Boston, died Monday, June 8, 2015, at Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in New York, New York, at the age of 73.

Mrs. Kent was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 8, 1942 to the late Mr. Hosie Witt and Mrs. Beatrice Gilbert Easley. She was married to Mr. Richard L. Kent Sr. and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Mrs. Kent is survived by her husband, Mr. Richard L. Kent Sr., of South Boston; one son, Mr. Lennox Kent, of South Boston; one daughter, Ms. Adrienne Kent, of Manhattan, New York; one grandchild, Ms. Jalicia Kent, of Groveland, Florida; two great-grandchildren, Mr. Jannick Bennett Jr. and Ms. Jaliyah Bennett, both of Groveland; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Veronica K. Calloway, of South Boston; one stepson, Mr. George Chappell, of South Boston; one brother, Mr. James Easley, of Richmond; two sisters, Ms. Joan Goins of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Ms. Mary Hill of Woodbridge; one niece, Ms. Jennifer Lee, of Houston, Texas; two nephews, Mr. Tariq Hill of Woodbridge and Mr. Sanchez Goins of Greensboro; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, one daughter, Ms. Dollye Kent, also preceded Mrs. Kent in death.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home with Minister Cathy McCargo and Elder Brandon Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday prior to the service.

The family will receive friends at the service.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Emma Jane Sydnor Hamlett


Mrs. Hamlett was born in Halifax County on Oct. 3, 1927 to the late Mr. Robert Lee Sydnor and Mrs. Ellen Coleman Sydnor. She was married to the late Mr. Arch Hamlett and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hamlett is survived by one sister, Mrs. Araminta Lowery, of South Boston; several nephews and nieces whom she raised, Mr. Michael Sydnor and Mr. William Sydnor, both of South Boston, Mr. Jerome Sydnor of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; niece Ms. Mary Ellen Nealous of South Boston; and great nieces Ms. Tonja Sydnor and Ms. Anequa Sydnor; her devoted niece and nephew who were also her caregivers, Ms. Susie Carver and Mr. Willie Sydnor, both of Halifax; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends including the devoted Ms. Dorothy Burrell, Ms. Betty Green, Ms. Margaret Green, Bishop Lawrence Burrell and the Deliverance Tabernacle Church family.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hamlett was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. Willie “Pete” Sydnor, and five sisters, Mrs. Laura Ann Palmer, Ms. Phibbie Ann Sydnor, Mrs. Eva Canada, Mrs. Elviria Faulkner and Ms. Alice Bee Sydnor.

A memorial service for Mrs. Emma Jean Sydnor Hamlett will be Friday, June 12, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel in South Boston with District Elder Bernard Wilkins officiating.

The family will receive friends at the service Friday.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

​MRS. SYLVESTER FLORINE SIMON DYE

Mrs. Sylvester Florine Simon-Dye of Saluda’s Lane, Clover, VA died on Sunday, June 7th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 68.
Mrs. Dye was born in Halifax County, VA on December 29, 1946 to the late Deacon Oliver E. Simon and Mrs. Melissa B. Carrington Simon. She was married to the late Mr. Ferman Garrie Dye and was a former member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Mrs. Dye is survived by (4) children: Katrina, Trieva, Ayanna and Garrie; (8) grandchildren; (2) great grandchildren; (2) sisters: Terry and Vanessa, and (1) brother: Otis; (1) sister-in-law: Eugenia; and a host of other relatives and friends.  
Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvester Florine Simon-Dye will be Friday, June 12th at 3:00 p.m. at The Crawford House in Halifax with Deacon Virl Dye officiating. Thereafter, the remains will be forwarded to Jacksonville, FL for burial.
Public visitation for family and friends will be Thursday at The Crawford House from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence of Ms. Katrina Dye, 2150 Sinai Road, Apt. 11C, South Boston, VA
Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.


MR. EDWARD JUNIOUS HUGHES

Mr. Edward Junious Hughes of Sutphin Road, South Boston, VA died Thursday, May 28th at Centra Lynchburg General at the age of 61.

Mr. Hughes was born in Halifax County on December 19, 1953 to the late Mr. John Edward Hughes and Mrs. Annie Hankins Hughes. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was employed by Gregory’s Florist for over 30 years.

Mr. Edward Junious Hughes is survived by; (1) brother: Mr. Eddie H. Hughes and wife, Lucy of Halifax, VA; (3) sisters: Mrs. Margaret H. Coleman and husband, William of Alton, VA, Mrs. Valerie H. Ferrell and husband, William of South Boston, VA and Ms. Elizabeth H. Woody of the home; (4) devoted nieces: Mrs. Shernita C. Bethea and husband Nick of Portsmouth, VA, Ms. Keyara C. Ferrell and Ms. Lamia C. Ferrell, both of Richmond, VA and Ms. Kelli J. Ferrell of South Boston, VA; (1) nephew: Mr. Lamont E. Coleman of Danville, VA; (2) aunts: Ms. Vera Hankins Terry and husband Sherman and Ms. Catherine Hankins, all of Halifax, VA; his step-grandmother: Ms. Irene M. Hankins of Halifax, VA; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and devoted friends including: Ms. Sue Bales, Ms. Willie D. Canada and Mr. Ivan Lennon and his extended family the Gregory’s. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by (1) brother: Mr. John E. Hughes Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Edward Junious Hughes will be Saturday, June 6th at 12 noon at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Kelvin Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. William and Mrs. Valerie Ferrell of 2416 Sutphin Road, South Boston, VA. 

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

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


CHARLIE FAULKNER

MR. CHARLIE FAULKNER OF SOUTH BOSTON, VA DIED MAY 29TH AT DUKE HOCK FAMILY PAVION IN DURHAM, NC AT THE AGE OF 80.
MR. FAULKNER WAS BORN IN HALIFAX COUNTY, VA ON MARCH 16, 1935 AND WAS THE SON OF THE LATE MR. WILLIAM FAULKNER AND MRS. JANIE GREENE FAULKNER. HE WAS MARRIED TO MRS. CORENE AUSTIN FAULKNER AND WAS A MEMBER OF ABIDING BRANCH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES. AFTER THIRTY YEARS OF SERVICE, MR. FAULKNER RETIRED FROM POTOMAC ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY IN WASHINGTON, DC.
MR. CHARLIE FAULKNER IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE: MRS. CORENE FAULKNER; (1) DAUGHTER: MS. MARINA ANN FAULKNER; (1) STEP-DAUGHTER: MS. AMY COOK OF WOODBRIDGE, VA; A DEVOTED STEP-SON: MR. BILLY AUSTIN AND WIFE, KAREN OF UPPER MALBORO, MD; (1) SISTER: MRS. DOLLIE MAE NEALOUS OF STATESVILLE, NC; SEVERAL GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; AND A HOST OF NIECES, NEPHEWS, OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS, MR. FAULKNER WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY (3) SISTERS: FRANCIS HOUSTON, GLADYS FAULKNER AND MARY FAULKNER AND (2) BROTHERS: WILLIAM H. FAULKNER AND JAMES WELDON “COOKIE” FAULKNER.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. CHARLIE FAULKNER WILL BE HELD THURSDAY, JUNE 4TH AT 11 A.M. AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, FERRY STREET, SOUTH BOSTON, VA WITH REV. WALLACE PIERCE OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN ROSE GARDEN CEMETERY.
THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS AT THE CHURCH (1) HOUR PRIOR TO THE SERVICE ON THURSDAY.
PUBLIC VIEWING WILL BE WEDNESDAY FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL 8 P.M. AT JEFFRESS FUNERAL HOME, SOUTH BOSTON.
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE BY JEFFRESS FUNERAL HOME, NORTH MAIN STREET, SOUTH BOSTON.


Mr. Lofonza Odell West

Mr. Lofonza Odell West of Garner, North Carolina and formerly of Halifax County, VA died Thursday, May 28th at his residence at the age of 59.

Mr. West was born in Prince Edward County on February 3, 1956 to the late Rev. John Edward West and Mrs. Alfreda Branch West. He joined Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church at an early age, attended Livingston College and retired in 2012 from the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

Mr. West is survived by “Mama” Clara West; (6) brothers: Mr. Eric D. West and wife, Vivian, Mr. Everett D. West and wife, Darline, Mr. John E. West and friend, Ms. Alma Plenty, Mr. Alejandro E. West and fiancée, Ms. Linda Thompson, Mr. Sandy A. West and wife, Tamika and Mr. Gregory Morris and wife, Aneka; (4) sisters: Ms. Brendann Cosby, Ms. Gwendolyn Myers, Ms. Shandra Williams and Ms. Charlene Thomas; (2) special brothers: Mr. James Moore and Mr. Demetrius ”Meatball” Johns; (3) aunts: Ms. Rita Riedgley, Ms. Loreda Graham and Ms. Odessa Branch; a special niece and nephew: Ms. Gabreille A. Thornton and Mr. Gierek L. Walker; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Ervin E. Walker; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. West was preceded in death by (1) sister: Mrs. Elviolla Walker and his beloved dog “Sport” who was his best friend and buddy. 

Funeral services for Mr. Lofonza Odell West will be Wednesday, June 3rd at 12 noon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Edward McKinley Taylor, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellow Cemetery in Farmville, VA.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and at all other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Everett and Darline West, 2002 Ridge Street, South Boston, VA. 

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



MRS. NANNIE SUE FIELDS BURTON

Mrs. Nannie Sue Fields Burton of Washington, DC and formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Tuesday, May 26th at the age of 89.

Mrs. Burton was born in Halifax County, VA to the late Mr. Georgie Fields and Mrs. Callie Yarbrough Fields. She was married to Mr. George William “Bill” Burton and was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church.
Mrs. Burton is survived by her husband, Mr. George William “Bill” Burton of Washington, DC; (1) son: Mr. Ronald A. Burton of Philadelphia, PA; (1) daughter: Ms. Cassandra Burton of Washington, DC; several loving grandchildren; (1) great grandson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by (1) sister: Mrs. Marjorie Kent. 

A memorial service for Mrs. Nannie Sue Fields Burton will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Cross Road Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Elton Medley officiating. Interment will precede the memorial service at 10 a.m. at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the service on Tuesday. 

In lieu of floral tributes please consider contributions to Bethesda Baptist Church in Washington, DC, Cross Road Baptist Church or Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC.

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