Jeffress Funeral Home
 2000 North Main Street - South Boston,VA 24592
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​Stanley L. Jeffress - Owner
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 VIRGINIA “GiGi” DAWS WILLIAMS


Mrs. Virginia “GiGi” Daws Williams of Murphy Grove Rd, Halifax, VA died Wednesday, October 17th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 85. 

Mrs. Williams was born in Boydton, VA on April 6, 1933 to the late Mr. Eddie Davis and Mrs. Margaret Richardson Davis. She was married to Mr. Eugene B. Williams and was a member of Murphy Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband: Mr. Eugene B. Williams; (2) daughters: Ms. Denise Williams and Ms. Darlene Williams; (2) sons: Mr. David Williams and Mr. Dean Williams (Rhonda); (7) grandchildren: Danny, Alex, Akbar, Sharonda, Tanishia, Brittany and Marcus; and a host of nieces, nephews, other realtives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Sexton and her son, Dwayne Williams and six siblings.

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia “GiGi” Daws Williams will be held Monday, October 22nd at 1:00 p.m. with services at Murphy’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. H. J. Robertson officiating.  

Public viewing will be Sunday at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel from 12 Noon until 6:00 p.m. 

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2057 Murphy Grove Rd, Halifax, VA.

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


Jerry Wayne Ferrell

Mr. Jerry Wayne Ferrell of Kenbridge and formerly of Halifax County died Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at VCU Memorial Hospital in South Hill at the age of 68.

Mr. Ferrell was born in Halifax County on May 9, 1950 to the late Ms. Bernice Crawley Ferrell and Mr. James Whitt. He was married to Mrs. Vera King Ferrell and at an early age joined Cross Road Baptist Church.

Mr. Ferrell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera King Ferrell, of the home; one son, Mr. Courtney Ferrell, of Newark, New Jersey; three stepsons, Mr. Andre Cutler of Trenton, New Jersey, Mr. DeShaun Cutler (Kim) of Jersey City, New Jersey, and Mr. Brian Cutler of the home; four grandchildren; three sisters, Ms. Nearl Session, Mrs. Patricia Coleman and Mrs. Florie Roberts; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Callie Washington (Alan); two aunts, Mrs. Juanita Newman and Mrs. Louise McCoy; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including Mr. O’Kary Walker and Mrs. Artisha McCoy.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ferrell was preceded in death by one son, Mr. DeShawn Ferrell.

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Wayne Ferrell will be Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Cross Road Baptist Church with Bishop John Williams officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 4075 Ball Park Loop, Halifax.

Public viewing will be Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel from noon until 6 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 4 to 5 p.m.

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

MRS. LETTIE MAGDALENE ROBERTSON PERKINS

Mrs. Lettie Magdalene Robertson Perkins of Virgilina Road, Virgilina, VA died Friday, October 5th at her residence at the age of 96.

Mrs. Perkins was born in Halifax County, VA on August 11, 1922 to the late Ms. Julia Ann Robertson. She was married to the late Mr. Tyree Perkins and was a member of Blue Wing Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Perkins is survived by (2) daughters: Minister Dorothy King of Virgilina, VA, and Mrs. Gladys Banks (Joe) of Roxboro, NC; (11) grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, and mother she was preceded in death by (1) daughter; (2) grandsons; (1) great grandchild; (1) great great grandson; (3) sisters and (1) brother.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lettie Robertson Perkins will be Thursday, October 11th at 2 p.m. at Blue Wing Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Graham Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends at the residence, 3063 Virgilina Road, Virgilina, VA. 

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

MR. RODGER DAVIS SATTERFIELD

Mr. Rodger D. Satterfield of Semora, NC died Saturday, October 6th at Sentara Woodview at the age of 81.

Mr. Satterfield was born in Halifax County, VA on November 19, 1936 to the late Mr. John B. Satterfield and Mrs. Willie Brandon Satterfield, and was married to Mrs. Reva Satterfield. He was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church and was a United States Navy veteran.

Mr. Rodger D. Satterfield is survived by his wife: Mrs. Reva Satterfield of the home; (1) sister: Mrs. Christine Early of Springfield Gardens, NY; (2) brothers-in-law; (1) sister-in-law; a devoted friend: Deacon James Cunningham, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Funeral services for Mr. Rodger D. Satterfield will be Wednesday, October 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Semora, NC with Rev. Charles Brandon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday, October 9th from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and the family will receive friends at the church 1hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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

MR. GEORGE STANLEY SYDNOR

Mr. George Stanley Sydnor of Scottsburg, VA died Wednesday, October 3rd at Sentara Woodview at the age of 62.

Mr. Sydnor was born in Halifax County on September 27, 1956 to the late Mr. Garland Sydnor and Mrs. Irene Suitt Sydnor. He was married to Mrs. Juanita Brooks Sydnor and was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Mr. Sydnor is survived by his wife: Mrs. Juanita Sydnor; (2) step-sons: Mr. Tony Simon (Robin) and Mr. Michael Simon (Algiree); (1) grandchild: Kenndie Simon; (1) godchild: Chavis Edmonds; his siblings: Mr. Ricky Sydnor (Connie), Mr. Jerry Sydnor (Emily), Mr. Perry Sydnor (Doris), Mrs. Virginia Richardson (William), Mr. Calvin Faulkner, Mr. Melvin Faulkner, Mr. George Faulkner, Mr. Larry Faulkner and Ms. Christine Faulkner; (4) brothers-in-law; (3) sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. George Stanley Sydnor will be Monday, October 8th at 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church, Red Oak, VA with Rev. Roger Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence, 2185 Dryburg Road, Scottsburg, VA. 


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

MR. BENNIE LOU HURT, JR

  • Mr. Bennie Lou Hurt, Jr. of Halifax, VA died Wednesday, October 3rd at his residence at the age of 57.

  • Mr. Hurt was born in Lunenburg, VA on December 10, 1960 to the late Mr. Bennie Lou Hurt, Sr. and Mrs. Mary Catherine Hurt. He was married to Mrs. Brenda Hart Hurt. 

  • Mr. Hurt is survived by his wife: Mrs. Brenda Hart Hurt of the home; (1) daughter: Ms. Natosha Hurt; (2) step daughters: Ms. Tamika Chambers and Mrs. Lakonica Shipman (Tony); (1) step-son: Mr. Dexter Chambers; (8) grandchildren; (1) sister: Ms. Cynthia Bruce; his father and mother-in-law: Mr. Rogers and Mrs. Dorothy Hart; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Earl Hart (Carolyn); (4) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Joyce Hodnett (Willie), Ms. Lisa Hart, Mrs. Cathy Barksdale (Andrew) and Mrs. Debora Palmer (Joshua); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including Mr. Henry Mickey (Janice). In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son: Mr. Benny Hurt, III.

  • Funeral services for Mr. Bennie Lou Hurt, Jr. will be held Sunday, October 7th at 2 p.m. with services at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax, 721 North Main Street, Halifax, VA with Elder William Terry officiating. 

  • Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday at The Crawford House Chapel from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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

Rev. Dr. Odis William Lawson 

The Rev. Dr. Odis William Lawson of Harvest Court, Lynchburg died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 at his residence at the age of 59. The Rev. Lawson was born in Roxboro, North Carolina, on Jan. 8, 1959 to Mr. Early William Lawson and Mrs. Mary Magelene Villines Lawson.

He was a United States Army veteran and was married to Mrs. Susan Trent Lawson.

He was a previous member of Lawson Chapel Baptist Church in Roxboro, North Carolina, and later he became a member of IDMR of Columbia, Maryland.  

The Rev.Lawson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susan Trent Lawson, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Shadia L. Comier (Lucy) of Richmond and Ms. Reshawnda Lawson of Elkridge, Maryland; one son, Mr. William D. Lawson of Elkridge, Maryland; one sister, Ms. Queen Lawson of Virgilina; three brothers, Mr. Curtis Lawson, Mr. Floyd Lawson and Mr. Lander Lawson, all of Virgilina; six aunts, including a very devoted aunt, Mrs. Sylvia Goodman, (George) of Lynchburg; one uncle; a devoted father-in-law, Mr. Remus Trent Sr., (Ellen) of Lynchburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, the Rev. Lawson was preceded in death by three brothers, Mr. Joseph Lawson, Mr. Henry Lawson and Mr. Gerwayne Lawson, his grandparents, Mr. Gerly Villines and Mrs. Lillian Villines, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ruby Magdelene Trent. 

Funeral services for the Rev. Dr. Odis William Lawson will be Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Lawson Chapel Baptist Church, 200 Lawson Chapel Church Road, Roxboro, North Carolina, with Pastor Langston Logan officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. 

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. 

Public viewing will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.  

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