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

Arthur Lee Scott Jr.
SFC Arthur Lee Scott Jr., known to many as “AJ”, of Midlothian, and formerly of Halifax County, died March 18, 2017 at his residence at the age of 38.

SFC Scott was born in Halifax County on May 1, 1978 and was the son of Arthur Lee Scott Sr. and the late Janet Dismuke Scott. He was a member of Zion Grove Baptist Church and was a graduate of Virginia State University.  SFC Scott was currently serving active duty with the United States Army and was a budget analyst.

He is survived by a daughter, Aasia Scott of Midlothian, his father, Arthur Lee Scott Sr. of South Boston; a brother, Daryl “Deion” Henderson of Richmond; his grandmothers, Golden McCargo Simms and Burnell Lacks Dismuke; his great grandmother, Thurla Lacks; three aunts, Patricia Williams of Midlothian, Golden Scott of South Boston and Brenda Smith of Clover; six uncles, Felix Scott of South Boston, Cornell Scott of Halifax, Samuel Dismuke of Clover, Terry Lee Scott of South Boston, Chris Scott of Philadelphia, and Reggie Lacks of Halifax and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at South Boston Church of God with Rev. Quincy Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Grove Baptist Church with full military honors.

Public viewing hours for family and friends will be Saturday from 2-6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 

Arthur Chandler

Arthur Chandler of Lincoln Drive, South Boston died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his residence at the age of 71. Born in Richmond on Aug. 8, 1945 to Mrs. Frances Chandler Marrow and the late Colonel Chandler, he was married to Norma Sparrow Chandler.

Mr. Chandler is survived by two daughters, Ruth Garner of South Boston and Erma Talley of Maryland, a granddaughter Destiny Talley, five step-daughters, three step sons, his mother, Frances Marrow of Victoria, seven brothers, Spencer Marrow of Richmond, Colonel Marrow and wife, Teresa, Charlie Marrow, Mr. Ray Marrow, all of Victoria, William Marrow and wife Deila of Keysville, Clarence Marrow of Chase City and Melvin Marrow of Clarksville; three sisters, Anna Crawley, Bessie Tisdale and Evelyn Hamlett and husband, Eugene, all of Victoria; four aunts, three uncles and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Hendrick and Bernice Coleman.

A funeral will be held Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax. Burial will follow in the Rose Garden cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, March 24 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel.

The family will receive friends at the home of Helen Kirby, 1617 Lovelace Street, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


Samuel Louis Combs

Samuel Louis Combs, 91, of Jones Store Lane, Halifax died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Woodview Nursing Home. He was born in Halifax County on October 26, 1925, a son of the late Rufus Henry Combs and Blanche Elnora Porter Combs. He was married to the late Etta Ree Nash Combs and was a United States Army veteran.

Mr. Combs is survived by one daughter, Marion Etta Combs of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Ronald Louis Combs and Samuel Allen Combs, both of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one sister, Frances Murrill of Halifax; other relatives and friends, including Beverly Jones.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl Elizabeth Robards, three sisters, Irene Johnson, Marion Leigh and Ruth Hunt and four brothers, William Combs, Rufus Combs, Silas Combs and Junious Combs.

A funeral will be held Friday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at Abiding Branch Christian Ministries with Pastor Wallace Pierce officiating and Pastor Michael Galloway eulogist.

Public viewing two hours prior to service.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.


William Hoover Logan

Mr. William Hoover Logan of Mallard Lane, South Boston, VA died March 13th at his residence at the age 88.

Mr. Logan was born in Halifax County, VA on February 17, 1929 and was the son of the late Mr. Kernel Logan and Mrs. Bessie Powell Logan. He was married to the late Mrs. Mary Lillie Dixon Logan and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. Mr. Logan was a United States Army Veteran.

Mr. William H. Logan is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Lori Logan of Atlanta, GA; (4) sons: Mr. William Logan and wife Doris of South Boston, VA, Mr. Stanley Logan of Richmond, VA, Mr. Rodney Logan of South Boston, VA and Mr. Michael Logan of Atlanta, GA; (4) grandchildren; (3) great grandchildren; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Lancy Dixon and wife, Martha of Pittsburgh, PA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Logan was preceded in death by (1) daughter: Renita Logan; (4) sisters: Elizabeth Finney, Bessie Mae Logan, Willie Pearl Logan and Bertha Logan; and (3) brothers: Freddie, Louis and James Logan.

Funeral services for Mr. William Hoover Logan will be Monday, March 20th at 3:00 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites.

Public viewing from family and friends will be Sunday from 12 noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1015 Mallard Lane, South Boston, VA.

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


Chester Johnson “Mick” Hargrove

Mr. Chester Johnson “Mick” Hargrove of Bronx, NY and formerly of Halifax, County, VA, died March 9th at the age of 74.

Mr. Hargrove was born in Halifax County on December 17, 1942 to the Mr. Arthur Lee Hargrove and Mrs. Alice Dixon Hargrove. He was a retired building manager for M. D. Carlisle Realty Corporation in New York.

Mr. Chester Johnson “Mick” is survived by (1) son, Mr. Steven C. Whitehurst; his son’s mother, Dorothy Lafaye Whitehurst; his daughter’s mother, Joanne Muhammad, all of New York, NY; his sister, Minister Anne K. Long and husband, Willie of South Boston, VA; (1) sister-in-law, Mrs. Johnnie “Sam” Amis of New York, NY; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hargrove was preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy Hargrove; (1) sister, Kay H. Wilkerson; and (3) brothers, Arthur Lee Hargrove, Jr., Ira Lee Hargrove and Harold H. Amis.

Funeral services for Mr. Chester Johnson “Mick” Hargrove will be Monday, March 20th at 12 noon at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax, VA with Bishop John C. Williams, Jr. officiating and Elder Byron K. Long eulogist. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday from 12 noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family is receiving friends at 5149 East Hyco Road, South Boston, VA.

MS. QUANTA NASHALL CHANDLER

Ms. Quanta Nashall Chandler formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Friday, March 10th at VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA at the age of 33.

Ms. Chandler was born in South Boston, VA on January 18, 1984 to Mr. Anthony Featherston and Ms. Carolyn Chandler Featherston. She was employed as a L.P.N. with Nurse Spring, and with Henrico County Jail, and was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.

Ms. Chandler is survived by her mother: Ms. Carolyn Featherston of Halifax, VA, her father: Mr. Anthony Featherston and wife Janette of Alton, VA; (3) sisters: Ms. Carlisa Chandler and Mrs. Natasha Morton and husband Kevin of South Boston, VA, and Ms. Ashley Coleman of Richmond, VA, (2) brothers: Mr. Eric Jones of Richmond, VA, and Mr. Darwon Russell of Ford, VA, grandmother: Mrs. Catherine Chandler of Halifax, VA; (1) niece: Ms. Emonee Chandler, a devoted father figure: Mr. James Larry Stephens of South Boston, VA, god father: Mr. James Jennings of South Boston, VA; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Ms. Quanta Nashall Chandler will be held Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of God, South Boston, VA with Rev. Ray Craig officiating. Burial will follow in the New Zion Baptist Church cemetery.

Public viewing will be one hour prior to the service on Sunday.

The family will receive friends at 502 Cardinal Court, South Boston, VA

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


MRS. ANNIE DELORES COUSINS

Mrs. Annie Delores Cousins formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Saturday, March 11th at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY at the age of 79.

Mrs. Cousins was born in Halifax County, VA on April 8, 1937 to the late Mrs. Lizzie Ann Cousins Boyd. She was a member of Bethel Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Annie Delores Cousins is survived by (1) sister: Mrs. Catherine Crandell Thompson and husband William of Danville, VA; (1) brother: Mr. Bernard Boyd and wife Hazel of Clover, VA; (1) niece, (2) nephews, (1) great niece and a host of other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by one brother Mr. Robert Boyd.

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Delores Cousins will be held Saturday, March 18th at 3:30 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with Rev. Marvin Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Public viewing for Mrs. Cousins will be Friday, March 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Boyd, 8019 Hunting Creek Road, Clover, VA.

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


MS. ANNIE BEATRICE PLENTY

Ms. Annie Beatrice Plenty of Halifax County, VA died on Sunday, March 12th at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC at the age of 62.

Ms. Plenty was born in Halifax County, VA on May 14, 1954 to the late Mr. David Young Plenty, Sr. and Mrs. Ruth Palmer Plenty, and was a member of Banister Hill Baptist Church. 

Ms. Plenty is survived by (3) sisters: Ms. Ruth E. Plenty of Halifax, VA, Ms. Lillie P. Ross of North Chesterfield, VA, Ms. Shirley P. Wilkins of Alexandria, VA; (2) brothers: Mr. Arthur L. Plenty of Alexandria, VA, and Mr. Albert H. Plenty of Henrico, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents Ms. Plenty was preceded in death by (1) brother: Mr. David H. Plenty, and (1) sister: Mrs. Mary P. Jennings.  

Funeral services for Ms. Annie Beatrice Plenty will be held Saturday, March 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Banister Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. William F. Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, March 17th at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax, VA from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Ms. Ruth Plenty, 1028 Cowford Road, Halifax, VA.

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

MRS. ALEASE CHALMERS BRITTON

Mrs. Alease Chalmers Britton formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Wednesday, March 8th at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, NY at the age of 93.

Mrs. Britton was born September 28, 1923 in Halifax County, VA to the late Mr. James Chalmers and Mrs. Lizzie Long Chalmers. She was married to the late Mr. Ernest Britton and was a member of Williams Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, News Ferry.  

Mrs. Britton is survived by (2) daughters: Ms. Joyce Coleman and husband Clarence of Bronx, NY and Ms. Gale Britton of Montclair, NJ; (4) grandchildren: Christopher and Jared Coleman of Bronx, NY and Nikki and Peter Chambers of Montclair, NJ; (2) sisters: Ms. Mary Veney of Petersburg, VA and Rev. Pauline Johnson of South Boston, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Alease Chalmers Britton will be held Saturday, March 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Williams Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. George Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Friday, March 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

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

MR. JAMES LEE “JACK” WALTON

Mr. James Lee “Jack” Walton of Alton, VA died Tuesday, March 7th at Berry Hill Rehabilitation Center at the age of 91. 

Mr. Walton was born in Halifax County, VA on March 31, 1925 to the late Mr. Lee Walton and Mrs. Cecila Harris Walton. He was married to the late Mrs. Ollie Crowder Walton and was a member of New Life Baptist Church.

Mr. Walton leaves to cherish his memories (3) sons: Mr. Kenneth Walton and wife, Cathy of Halifax, Mr. William Walton and wife, Deborah and Mr. Terry Walton and wife, Petra all of South Boston, VA; (5) daughters: Ms. Alis Leigh of South Boston, VA, Mrs. Gertie Link and husband, Harold, of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Vernal Bruce and husband, Pastor Paul, Mrs. Sandra Davis and husband, Deacon John and Deacon Patricia Chandler and husband, Reuben all of South Boston, VA; (31) grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; (3) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Mary Royal, Mrs. Maxine Satterfield and Mrs. Geraldine Walton, and a host of nieces, nephews cousins, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by (2) sons: Mr. Millous J. Walton and Mr. James Lewis Walton; (3) brothers and (1) sister.

Funeral services for Mr. James Lee “Jack” Walton will be held Friday, March 10th at 11:00 a.m. with services at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with Pastor P.W. Bruce officiating. Burial will follow in the Walton Family Cemetery in Alton, VA.

 Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, March 9th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home in South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1146 Horseshoe Trail, Alton, VA.

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



Hester Burns White

Mrs. Hester Burns White of Burns Trail, Halifax died on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 85.

Mrs. White was born in Halifax County on Jan. 23, 1932 to the late Mr. Paul Burns Jr. and Mrs. Cleavie Garrett Burns, and she was married to the late Mr. Lawrence Edgar White.

Mrs. Hester Burns White is survived by two daughters, Ms. Mafalda French of Maysville, Kentucky, and Ms. Diann White of Oakland, California; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn B. Cunningham, and husband The Honorable Joel Cunningham of Halifax; three brothers, Mr. Paul Burns Jr. and Mr. Lester Burns and wife Gwendolyn, all of Halifax, and Mr. Henry Burns of Hampton; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Catherine Burns, of Halifax; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Pollard, Mrs. Pauline Edmonds and Mrs. Katie Oliver, and four brothers, Mr. James Algie Burns, Mr. Elton Burns, Mr. Robert Burns and Mr. John Burns.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hester Burns White will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

Burial will follow in the Burns Family Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, March 3, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax.

The family will receive friends at the service on Saturday.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Welford Mconniel ‘Connie’ Sydnor Sr.

Mr. Welford Mconniel “Connie” Sydnor Sr. of Bold Springs Road, South Boston died on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at his residence at the age of 63.

Mr. Sydnor was born in Halifax County on Feb. 2, 1954 to Mrs. Charlotte Louise Tune Sydnor and the late Mr. James Harold Sydnor. He was married to Mrs. Bessie Hamlett Sydnor and was a member of New Mt. Olive Apostolic Church.

He was a United States Army Veteran.

Mr. Sydnor is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Sydnor, of South Boston; three daughters, Ms. Tyronza Coleman and Ms. Jennifer Sydnor, both of South Boston, and Mrs. Latonya Harris and husband Allen of Lynchburg; two sons, Mr. Welford Sydnor Jr. and wife Sonja of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Mr. Wilford Sydnor and wife Arnietra of South Boston; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; his mother, Mrs. Charlotte Sydnor, of South Boston; three sisters, Mrs. Emma S. Foster and Ms. Stephanie Sydnor, both of Halifax, and Mrs. Sandy Frazier and husband Horris of Columbia, South Carolina; five brothers, Mr. Harold Sydnor, Mr. James Lawrence Sydnor, Mr. Christopher Sydnor and Mr. Tony Sydnor, all of Halifax, and Mr. Jerome Sydnor and wife Carla of Oxon Hill, Maryland; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Pauline Palmer; two God-children, Mrs. Tammy Ford Brown and Mrs. Jalessa Coleman; and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his father, Mr. Sydnor was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. Jeffrey Sydnor.

Funeral services for Mr. Welford Mconniel “Connie” Sydnor will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 2 p.m. at New Mt. Olive Apostolic Church with Apostle Carl Lykes officiating and Minister Welford Sydnor Jr., 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. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 5085 Bold Springs Road, South Boston and at the home of Ms. Tyronza Coleman, 340 Ferry Street, Apt. 105, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.