Jeffress Funeral Home
 2000 North Main Street - South Boston,VA 24592
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​Stanley L. Jeffress and Wanda B. Jeffress - Owners
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OBITUARY NOTICES

Ethel Flossie Owens Womack

Ethel Flossie Owens Womack of Clays Mill Road, Halifax died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 88. Born in Halifax County on Aug. 11, 1928 to the late Paul Owens and Mary Farmer Owens, she was married to the late George A. Womack. She was a member of New Hope C.M.E Church.

Mrs. Womack is survived by two daughters, Serita Durham and husband, Larry and Mary Vickers and husband Carl, all of Halifax, nine grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Shirley Owens and Bernice Womack, a daughter-in-law; Belinda Womack, a close cousin, Elizabeth Carr and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Womack and George Womack, five brothers, Henry Owens, Lawrence Owens, Alex Owens, Joseph Owens and Curtis Owens, two sisters, Naomi Johnson and Marie Brown and a grandson, Ailoe Womack.

A funeral will be conducted on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at New Hope C.M.E. Church with Rev. Blanche Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon-6 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax. Ethel Flossie Owens Womack
SoVaNow.com / September 22, 2016

Ethel Flossie Owens Womack of Clays Mill Road, Halifax died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 88. Born in Halifax County on Aug. 11, 1928 to the late Paul Owens and Mary Farmer Owens, she was married to the late George A. Womack. She was a member of New Hope C.M.E Church.

Mrs. Womack is survived by two daughters, Serita Durham and husband, Larry and Mary Vickers and husband Carl, all of Halifax, nine grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Shirley Owens and Bernice Womack, a daughter-in-law; Belinda Womack, a close cousin, Elizabeth Carr and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Womack and George Womack, five brothers, Henry Owens, Lawrence, Owens, Alex Owens, Joseph Owens and Curtis Owens, two sisters, Naomi Johnson and Marie Brown and a grandson, Ailoe Womack.

A funeral will be conducted on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at New Hope C.M.E. Church with Rev. Blanche Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon-6 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax. Ethel Flossie Owens Womack
SoVaNow.com / September 22, 2016

Ethel Flossie Owens Womack of Clays Mill Road, Halifax died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 88. Born in Halifax County on Aug. 11, 1928 to the late Paul Owens and Mary Farmer Owens, she was married to the late George A. Womack. She was a member of New Hope C.M.E Church.

Mrs. Womack is survived by two daughters, Serita Durham and husband, Larry and Mary Vickers and husband Carl, all of Halifax, nine grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Shirley Owens and Bernice Womack, a daughter-in-law; Belinda Womack, a close cousin, Elizabeth Carr and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Womack and George Womack, five brothers, Henry Owens, Lawrence, Owens, Alex Owens, Joseph Owens and Curtis Owens, two sisters, Naomi Johnson and Marie Brown and a grandson, Ailoe Womack.

A funeral will be conducted on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at New Hope C.M.E. Church with Rev. Blanche Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon-6 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax. 

Calvin Douglas Williams Jr.

Calvin Douglas Williams Jr. of Seattle, Wash., died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in Washington at the age of 67. Born in New York on Jan. 20, 1949 to the late Calvin Douglas Williams Sr. and Joyce Mae Williams, he was married to Ruth Williams. He was a United States Air Force veteran.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, a daughter, Sharon Pinchback and husband Farrod of Brooklyn, N.Y., a brother, Thomas Williams of South Boston and a host of relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m.-noon. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the service.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.


Sam Morton

Sam Morton of Hampton died Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 in Hampton at the age of 60. Born July 11, 1947 in Halifax County to the late William Morton and Mattie Collins Lacks, he was a retired veteran with 26 years service in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Morton is survived by his wife, Carol Morton of Hampton, a son, Quinton Morton and wife Mandi, two daughers, Sharron Morton Furgess and husband Otto, III and Danielle Morton, four granddaughters, Sydney, Alivia, Kennedy and Devin, two brothers, Clement Morton and Clinton Morton, a sister, Pam Morton and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Friday, Sept.16 at 1 p.m. at Bethel Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

 
David Canada

Mr. David Canada of South Boston died on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 92.

Mr. Canada was born in Java on May 20, 1924 to the late Mr. William Canada and Mrs. Annie Canada. He was married to the late Mrs. Liza Bell Wilkins Canada and was a member of County Line Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Ms. Carol Canada; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Bessie Womack, and three brothers, Mr. Johnny Canada, Mr. Robert Canada and Mr. Willie Canada.

Funeral services for Mr. Canada will be Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at 2 p.m. at County Line Baptist Church with the Rev. Otis Dillard officiating.

Burial will follow in the Lovelace Family Cemetery.

Public viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 16, at the church one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Alexander Henderson Moss

Mr. Alexander “Alex” Henderson Moss of Clover died on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at his residence at the age of 80.

Mr. Moss was born in Halifax County on May 29,1936 to the late Mr. Eugene Moss and Mrs. Dorothy Lacks Moss.

He was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church, and he was married to Mrs. Blanche Coleman Moss.

Mr. Moss is survived by his wife, Mrs. Blanche Coleman Moss, of the home; his daughter, Ms. Norma “Jean” Moss; three grandchildren, Thomas “Damien,” Brent “BJ” and Anansa Moss; three great-grandchildren, Brandyn, Jeremiah and Thomas “Dominick” Moss, all of New York City; and daughter Sandra Coleman and three grandchildren, all of Richmond; his sister, Mrs. Louise Lewis of Baltimore, Maryland; four brothers, Mr. James Moss (Revern) of Scottsburg, Mr. Earvin Moss, Mr. Water Moss (Vernell) and Mr. George Moss (Betty), all of Clover; five brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Alexander “Alex Jr.” and Patricia Ann Moss, two brothers, Mr. Eugene Moss and Mr. Ernest Moss, and one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Henry.

Funeral services for Mr. Moss will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Chandler officiating.

Burial will follow in the Lacks family cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home where the family will be receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1020 Wren Trail, Clover.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

PEGGY ELIZABETH LOGAN

Peggy Elizabeth Logan of Cornick Lane, Halifax died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at her residence at the age of 84. Born in Halifax County on June 17, 1932 to the late Raymond Logan and Molly Edmunds Logan, she was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Logan is survived by two daughters, Glendora White and husband, Harvey of Halifax and Brenda Jones and husband, Robert of Scottsburg, a son Willie Earl Logan and wife Robin of Pittsburgh, Pa., 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, a sister, Joanna Starkey and husband James, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Martha Logan, the very loving, supportive and devoted Linwood Petty, who was like a father and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Lily Mae Howard, Annie M. Howard and Lizzie Wade.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Sherrian Logan, three sisters, Edna Majors, Beatrice Ragsdale and Pearl Royal, six brothers, Willie Logan, Harold Logan, John Nelson Logan, Aubrey Logan, Elmer Edmonds and Roy Edmunds and three step-sisters, Sue Hurt, Virgie Chaney and Dorothy Majors.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church in Halifax with Rev. D. Marcellus Mack officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

At the family’s request there will be no public viewing.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1075 Cornick Lane, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 

Learly Martin

Learly Martin of Alton died on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at his residence at the age of 96.

Learly was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Aug. 26, 1920 to the late Lane Martin and Lizzie Austin Martin and was married to Martha Townes Martin.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Townes Martin of the home; five daughters, Eleanor Wade, Melissa Stamps and husband Nelson, Mattie Rogers, Nellie Lewis and husband Phillip, Dinetta Blue and husband Clarence, all of South Boston; one sister, Rebecca Williams of Baltimore, Maryland; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Dinah Martin, of South Hill; and a host of other relatives and friends including special friends Mary Whitlow of Alton and Richard and Dona Whitlow of Great Fall.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine brothers.

Memorial services for Learly Martin will be held Monday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.


Annie M. Hutcherson Howard

Annie M. Hutcherson Howard, affectionately known as “LALA,” of South Boston died on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 at her residence at the age of 88. Born in Halifax County on Sept. 9, 1927 to the late Willie Hutcherson and Elnora Hutcherson Ferrell, she was married to the late Bennie Junior Howard and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.

Mrs. Howard is survived by a daughter, Susie N. Reed and husband, Johnnie of Halifax, two sons, Alphonso L. Howard of Halifax and Gary L. Howard and wife, Gloria of Brookneal, eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Howard, and a host of nieces including the devoted Elnora Tyler, nephews including the devoted Charlie Venable and wife, Ethel and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Sue Willis and Fannie Logan and two brothers, James Hutcherson and Willie Hutcherson.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie N. Yancey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home of Pamela Penick, 505 Cardinal Court, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.


Harry Junior Waller

Harry Junior Waller of Woodbrook Avenue, South Boston died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 75. Born in Halifax County on Aug. 21, 1941 to the late Nannie Waller Crews and Harry Jones and was married to the late Annette Hammond Waller.

Mr. Waller is survived by a son, Mr. Reginald Waller and wife Ellen of San Diego, Calif., a daughter, Rennette W. Robinson and husband Ronzell of Saginaw, Mich., a devoted sister, Nannie M. Waller of South Boston, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren a niece, Lalita Williams, a nephew Derrick Waller, other nieces and a host of cousins and friends.

A funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor John Coaxun officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends at the residence, 611 Woodbrook Avenue, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.



MR. ERIC DONTE’ WILKINS

Mr. Eric Donte’ Wilkins of Elliott Avenue, South Boston, VA died on Tuesday, August 30th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age 32.

Mr. Wilkins was born in Halifax County, VA on September 21, 1983 to Elder Bernard Wilkins and Mrs. Deloris Farmer Wilkins and was a member of The Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church. He received his early education in Halifax County Public Schools, earning numerous awards, and later furthered his education at Florida State University majoring in meteorology. He was employed with Walmart as a technology supervisor.

Mr. Eric Donte’ Wilkins is survived by his parents, Elder Bernard Wilkins and Mrs. Deloris Wilkins of the home; (1) brother: Mr. Travis Wilkins of South Boston, VA; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Klint Claiborne of Roanoke, VA;

Funeral services for Mr. Wilkins will be held Tuesday, September 6th at 12:00 noon at Grace Baptist Church with Bishop Delmar Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday, September 5th from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1413 Elliott Avenue, South Boston, VA.

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