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Annie Erecel M. Traynham

Annie Erecel Moorman Traynham of Dudley Road, Halifax died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg at the age of 76. Born in Halifax County on Aug. 28, 1938 to the late John Curtis Moorman and Anna Lee Bailey Moorman, she was married to James E. Traynham and was a member of Crystal Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by two daughters, Barbara A. Traynham and Brenda T. Spinner and husband, James Spinner of Lynchburg, two grandsons, Orlando and Omari Spinner, three great granddaughters, four sisters, Doris Quarles and husband John of Halifax, Hazel Barksdale and Janice Daniel, both of Alexandria and Lillian Harper of Oxon Hill, Md., four aunts, two uncles, a devoted cousin, Myrna Ewell and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Moorman.

A funeral will be held Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. E. M. Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Crystal Hill Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and at all other times at the residence, 1099 Dudley Road, Halifax .

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


Dorothy Inez Leigh Harris

Dorothy Inez Leigh Harris, 71, of Clinton, Md., formerly of Halifax County, died at Pineview Capital Care Hospital, Clinton, Md. She was born in Halifax County on Dec. 11, 1943, a daughter of Bertha Crews Leigh and the late James M. Leigh and was married to Granville Harris Sr.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one daughter, Rhodesia Williams of Clinton, Md.; one son, Granville Harris Jr. of Jacksboro, Texas; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Sarah Mallory and Mary Leigh of Alexandria, Myrtle Leigh, Susan Leigh and Carolyn Lassiter of Clinton, Md., Julia Leigh of Landover, Md., Rebecca Smith and husband Rickey of Overland Park, Kansas; six brothers, Thomas Leigh and wife Charlotte of Clinton, Md., Willis Leigh and wife Arlette and John Leigh of Ft. Washington, Md., Harold Leigh of Crystal Hill, Fredrick Leigh and wife Carolyn of Catonsville, Md., Lawrence Leigh and wife Sonya of Jacksonville, Fla.; five sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillie Wimbush, Grace Judkins and Linda Leigh, one niece, Willyette Leigh, one nephew, Kevin Leigh, one sister-in-law, Lucille Christan and two brothers-in-law, Joe Edmonds and Henry Harris.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. at Crystal Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Louis Leigh officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing is January 30 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 

Clarine Moorman

Clarine Moorman of Elizabethtown, Ky., formerly of Halifax County, died at her residence at the age of 54. Born in Halifax County on Jan. 18, 1960 to Helen G. Moorman Coles, she early in life joined Crystal Hill Baptist Church. She was raised by her great aunt, the late Helen Moorman and after her aunt’s death she resided with her uncle and aunt, Linzie and Blanche Moorman. She was employed as a deputy administrator with the Department of the Army.

Ms. Moorman is survived by her mother, Helen G. Moorman, a sister, Carolyn Clements of Alexandria, a brother, Rickey Moorman of Nathalie, a niece, Marcia Cruz Clements and her husband, Alexander of Alexandria, a nephew, Marcus Clements of New York, three great nieces, a great nephew, an uncle, Theodore Moorman and her extended family: brother, William H. Moorman and wife Dorothy of Nathalie, sisters, Adell M. Barksdale and husband Cody of Nathalie, Inez Robertson and husband Willie of Hampton and Alice Perdue and husband David of Newport News and a host of relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with Rev. Finley Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Sunflower Baptist Church cemetery.

The remains ill lie-in-state at Jeffress Funeral Home in South Boston on Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and the family will receive friends at the service on Saturday.

Arrrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.



James Thomas Hutcherson

James Thomas Hutcherson of Ferry Street, South Boston died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 50. He was born in Halifax County on Dec. 20, 1964 to Elridge Owen Jordan and the late Shirley Hutcherson Jordan.

Mr. Hutcherson is survived by two daughters, Queenia Hughes fo South Boston and Samantha Hutcherson of Halifax, five grandchildren, his father, Elridge Owen Jordan of South Boston, five sisters, Tammy Jordan, Laquanya Jordan, Tabatha Jordan, Erica Jordan and Raven Jordan, all of South Boston, a brother, Michael Hutcherson of South Boston, a long time companion, Anna Williamson, a devoted cousin, Virginia Mosley and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, Jan. 29 at Jeffress Funeral Home from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Queenia Hughes, 340E Poplar Creek Streets, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.


David Wayne Bouey

David Wayne Bouey of Leigh Street, South Boston died Jan. 23, 2015 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 52. Born in Halifax County on Nov. 12, 1962, he was the son of the late William Emmette Bouie and Marion Lawson Bouie. He was married to Patricia Coleman Bouey and was a member of Dan River Bethel Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ashley Bouie of New York, a son, Davon Bouie of South Boston, a step-daughter, Candice Williams of Manassas, a step-son, Jerome Penick and wife Monique of South Boston, three brothers, William, Wilfred and James Bouie and wife Stephanie, all of South Boston, a sister, Edna Bowey of South Boston, a step-sister, Oneida Boxley, his father and mother-in-law, Charles and Katie Coleman of Clover and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relative and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Sherwood Bouie, his maternal grandparents, Dave and Girtha Lawson.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at Dan River Bethel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

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

The family will be receiving friends at the residence, 326 Leigh Street, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


Virginia Lee Carson
Virginia Lee Carson of Mountain Road, Halifax died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 73. She was born in Polk County, N.C. on May 14, 1941 to the late Napoleon Boneparte Carson and Rosa Lee Davenport Carson.

Ms. Carson is survived by five daughters, Katherine Wylie and husband Pete of Halifax, Valerie Sydnor and companion, Tyrone Hall and Aprel Carson-Bolt and husband, Patrick all of Tuckahoe, N.Y., Doreen Carson and companion, Daniel Perkins of Halifax and Rose Mary Carson and companion, Nelson Thomas of Danville, a son, Ulysee Carson of North Carolina, 14 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mary Foster and Tim Jones.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.

A funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at noon at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

Public viewing will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 4196 Mountain Road, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. ​


Alice ‘Addie’ Freeman Henry

The Rev. Alice “Addie” Freeman Henry of South Boston died Thursday, Jan. 22, at The Woodview nursing home at the age of 94.

The Rev. Henry was born in Halifax County on March 20, 1920 to the late Mr. James Lee Bates and Mrs. Mary Queen Tucker Bates. She was married to the late Mr. Cecil Henry and was a member of Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church.

The Rev. Henry is survived by one sister-in-law, Ms. Eva Logan, of Hampton; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Mrs. Eva Palmer, Mrs. Evelyn Chong, Mrs. Laura Bryant and Ms. Ethel Bates; and three brothers, Mr. Ned “Bot” Bates, Mr. James “Bill” Bates and Mr. Shirley “Bobby” Bates.

Funeral services for the Rev. Alice “Addie” Freeman Henry will be at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church with District Elder Bernard Wilkins officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Public viewing hours will be Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.




Mary Marie Rueb Mitchell

Mrs. Mary Marie Rueb Mitchell of Dryburg Road, Scottsburg died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 73.

Mrs. Mitchell was born in Rochester, Minnesota, on June 6, 1941 to the late Mr. Samuel Rueb and Mrs. Roberta Shay Rueb. She was married to Mr. George W. Mitchell Jr. and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband, Mr. George W. Mitchell Jr., of Scottsburg; four daughters, Wanda Barksdale, Cynthia Powell, Tammy Mitchell and Brenda Mitchell; five sons, Ray LaBay, Jeffrey Mitchell, Michael Mitchell, Mark Mitchell and James Mitchell; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Patty; one brother, James; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Ladonna, and one brother, George.

A memorial service for Mrs. Mitchell will be held Thursday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church with pastor the Rev. Jack Stewart officiating.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2080 Dryburg Road, Scottsburg.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Alzonia Chaffin Wilborn

Mrs. Alzonia Chaffin Wilborn of 1040 Green Valley Road, Clover, died Saturday, Jan. 17, at Chase City Health and Rehabilitation Center in Chase City at the age of 94.

Mrs. Wilborn was born in Halifax County on Oct. 10, 1920 to the late Mr. Jordan Chaffin and the late Mrs. Mary Collins Chaffin. She was married to the late Mr. Earl Thomas Wilborn and was a member of Bethel Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Wilborn is survived by one brother-in-law, Mr. Paul Wilborn, and his wife, Ellen Wilborn, of Richmond; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Louise Randolph and her husband, James Randolph, of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. Clara Chambers and her husband, John Chambers, of Bronx, New York; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Alzonia Chaffin Wilborn will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at 1 p.m. with services at Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

Burial will follow in the Bethel Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Public viewing for Mrs. Wilborn will be Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Charles and Mrs. Denise Stewart of 6125 Mt. Laurel Road in Clover.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Sarah Katherine Jackson Burns

Mrs. Sarah Katherine Jackson Burns of Eastover Drive, South Boston died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 96.

Mrs. Burns was born in Halifax County on May 2, 1918 to the late Mr. Willis Henry Jackson and Mrs. Amanda Watkins Jackson. She was married to the late Mr. Charles Henry Burns and was a member of Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church.

Mrs. Burns is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Parish and husband Donald of Suitland, Maryland, Ms. Minnie Burns of Maryland, Mrs. Mildred Wilson and husband John and Mrs. Marion Carter and husband Otto, all of South Boston; three sons, Pastor Isadore Burns and wife Evangelist Josie of Albany, New York, Mr. Bernard Burns and wife Ann of Landover, Maryland, and Mr. James Edmunds of Halifax; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Mr. Michael Jones and Evangelist Regina Wilkerson, and her caregivers, Ms. Lashel Garrett and Ms. Lateisha Drane.

In addition to her parents and spouse, Mrs. Burns was preceded in death by one daughter, Ms. Pearline Burns; one son, Mr. Charles E. Burns; six sisters, Mrs. Ella Majors, Evangelist Rosa Lee Wood, Evangelist Frances Smith, Mrs. Annie Owen, Mrs. Doshie Edmunds and Mrs. Carrie Hubbard; and one brother, Mr. Willie H. Jackson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Katherine Burns will be Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. with services at First Baptist Church in South Boston with Elder Carl Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2111 Eastover Drive, South Boston.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home in South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Tommy Penick Ross

Mr. Tommy Penick Ross of South Boston died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 60.

Mr. Ross was born in Halifax County on May 16, 1954 to the late Mr. James Ross and Mrs. Rosa Lee Newman Ross. He was a member of First Baptist Church of South Boston.

Mr. Ross is survived by one daughter, Ms. Shekia Bond, of Bridgeport, Connecticut; two grandchildren, Ms. Shinary Hancock and Mr. Trinity Davis, both of Bridgeport; one sister, Ms. Toni Ross, of South Boston; four brothers, Mr. Clarence Ross, Mr. George Ross, Mr. Larry Ross and Mr. Ronnie Ross, all of South Boston; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Denise Ross and Mrs. Barbara Ross, both of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Mr. Douglas Palmer and Ms. Rosa Gee.

In addition to his parents, two sisters, Ms. Clara Ross and Mrs. Maggie Hamlin, and one brother, Mr. James Ross, also preceded Mr. Ross in death.

Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in South Boston with Apostle Carl Lykes officiating.

Burial will follow in the Rose Garden Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Ms. Toni Ross, 122 Glendale Drive, South Boston.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, from noon to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.


Margaret Dismuke Delaware McCargo

Mrs. Margaret Dismuke Delaware McCargo of Mt. Laurel Road, Clover died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Berry Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 85.

Mrs. McCargo was born in Halifax County on April 25, 1929 to the late Mr. Josh Dismuke and Mrs. Jessie Brooks Dismuke. She was first married to the late Mr. John E. Delaware and later married the late Mr. George W. McCargo.

She was a member of Zion Grove Baptist Church and was retired from Presto Products, Inc.

Survivors include one daughter, Ms. Melba Mitchell, of Richmond; one stepson, Mr. Wyatt George McCargo, of Baltimore, Maryland; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Scott Jeffress, of Woodbridge; four sisters-in-law; a devoted niece, Mrs. Zenobia “Pennie” Terry, of Scottsburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and spouses, one daughter, Ms. Willie Mae Delaware, and five brothers, Mr. Joseph Dismuke, Mr. Johnny Dismuke, Mr. Louis Dismuke, Mr. Nathaniel Dismuke and Mr. Stonewall Dismuke, also preceded Mrs. McCargo in death.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Zion Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jefferson Goode officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Zenobia “Pennie” Terry, 2056 Dryburg Road in Scottsburg.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Tyrone Cornelious Holt

Tyrone Cornelious Holt, 41, of Lincoln Drive, South Boston died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 in South Boston. He was born in Halifax County on July 28, 1973, a son of Louise Owen Irby and he attended New Vernon Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Holt is survived by three sons, Tysheen Holt and Treyquan Holt, both of South Boston and Trevor Holt of Freemont, NC; one sister, Monica Womack of Washington, DC: five brothers, Elijah Holt, Timothy Holt and wife Rita, Larry Holt, Barry Lee Holt and Edwardo Holt, all of Washington, DC; one great-aunt; his companion, Lea Ellis of South Boston; a devoted cousin, Lorraine Tucker, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. at Crystal Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Louis S. Leigh and Rev. John Anthony Elliott conducting the service.

The family will receive friends at 707 Lincoln Drive, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. ​

Earnest Junior Mills

Mr. Earnest Junior Mills of Sinai Road, South Boston died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his residence at the age of 73.

Mr. Mills was born in Halifax County on Nov. 27, 1941 to the late Mr. Earnest Jake Mills and Mrs. Mary Williams Mills. He was married to Mrs. Dorothy Dixon Mills and was a member of Union Grove C.M.E. Church.

Mr. Earnest Junior Mills is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Dixon Mills, of the home; three daughters, Ms. Linda Scott of Hopewell, Ms. Ernestine Mills of Richmond and Ms. Kimberly Mills of Troy; one son, Mr. Gregory L. Mills, of Richmond; four sisters, Ms. Betsy Edmonds and the Rev. Shirley Woody and husband Calvin of South Boston, Ms. Mary Dixon of Ringgold and Mrs. Rebecca Ballou of Richmond; one brother, Mr. Willie Mills, of Halifax; eight grandchildren including Mr. Brandon Mills whom he raised as his own; one great-granddaughter; five sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; four aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ms. Adell Mills, and one brother, Mr. James A. Mills.

Funeral services for Mr. Earnest Junior Mills will be held Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Union Grove C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Alfred S. Parker officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1090 Sinai Road, South Boston. Public viewing hours will be Friday, Jan. 9, from noon until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Lottie Mae King

Ms. Lottie Mae King of 1151 Tenth Street, Virgilina died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at her residence at the age of 81.

Ms. King was born in Halifax County on Jan. 25, 1933 to the late Mr. Roosevelt King and Mrs. Beatrice Ellis King.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Virgilina and was a retired employee of Revlon, Inc.

Ms. King is survived by one daughter, Ms. Shirley King, of Virgilina; three sons, Mr. Roosevelt Lee King and wife Shelby, Mr. Richard King and Mr. David King, all of Virgilina; three grandchildren, Lawrence Robinson, LeeAndra King and Anita Ragland; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends including the devoted Merry Lee Cromwell.

In addition to her parents, one son, Robert King, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services for Ms. King will be Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Virgilina with Pastor Lorenzo R. Love officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing hours will be Friday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at her residence.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Arthur Randolph Tuck

Mr. Arthur Randolph Tuck of 1083 Williams Trail, Halifax died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at his residence at the age of 74.

Mr. Tuck was born in Halifax County on Nov. 5, 1940 to the late Mr. George Tuck and Mrs. Alise Lawson Tuck. He was married to Mrs. Daisy Mitchell Tuck and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include one daughter, Ms. Tanya Tuck, of Halifax; one son, Mr. Brian Tuck, of South Boston; one son-in-law, Mr. Kenneth Scott; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Vernell Palmer, and husband Jeffrey of Virgilina; one God-daughter, Ms. Lakreshia Farmer, of South Boston; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Harris and husband Donald of South Boston and Mrs. Rosia Woody and husband Matthew of Washington, D.C.; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, Mr. George E. Tuck and Mr. Leon Tuck, one sister, Ms. Nellie Mae Tuck, and two stepchildren, Ms. Carolyn Goode and Mr. William Goode III, also preceded Mr. Tuck in death.

Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. at Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church with Pastor Harry Betts officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence.

Public viewing hours will be Thursday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Ethel L. Venable

Mrs. Ethel L. Venable of South Boston died Dec. 24 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the widow of the late Mr. Ruben Venable and was a member of Dan River Bethel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Venable is survived by her nieces, Ms. Arnethia Long of South Boston and Ms. Leona Lawson of Williamston, North Carolina; a nephew, Mr. Eddie Bolden, of South Boston; four great-nephews, Mr. Johnnie W. McNeill Jr. and wife Delores of Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Larry Long and wife Janet of South Boston, Mr. Vincent Boles and wife Veronica of Tyson Corner and Mr. Matthew Lawson of Brooklyn, New York; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Public viewing and visitation for Mrs. Ethel L. Venable will be held Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Dan River Bethel Baptist Church.

Following the visitation, a graveside service will be at the church cemetery with the Rev. Dwight Wilkerson officiating.

The family can be contacted at 410-922-2737.

Funeral arrangements are by Carlton C. Douglass Funeral Services, Baltimore, Maryland, assisted by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Donald Junior Ballou

Mr. Donald Junior Ballou of North Main Street, Halifax died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at his residence at the age of 62.

Mr. Ballou was born in Halifax County on Dec. 21, 1952 to the late Mr. Junior Ballou and Mrs. Lucy Mae Overbey Ballou and was a retired employee of Johnson’s Hydro Seeding Company.

His survivors include one son, Mr. Dante Ballou, of Washington, D.C.; a devoted friend, Ms. Janie Sydnor, of Halifax; four sisters, Ms. Linda Jones, Ms. Rosa Foster and Ms. Bernice Ballou, all of Washington, D.C., and Ms. Deborah Ballou of Fort Washington, Maryland; five brothers, Mr. Clarence Ballou and wife Virgie of German Town, Maryland, Mr. Bernard Ballou and Mr. Michael Ballou, both of Washington, D.C., Mr. Irvin Ballou of Landover, Maryland and Mr. George Ballou of West Virginia; one aunt, Ms. Vanvassel Terry, of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Ronald Sydnor and Mr. Wallace Stephens. In addition to his parents, one sister, Ms. Barbara Ballou, and two brothers, Mr. Albert Ballou and Mr. William Ballou, also preceded Mr. Ballou in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Banister Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. William Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 760 North Main Street, Halifax.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Dolichos Coleman Hughes

Mrs. Dolichos Coleman Hughes of Epps Street, Danville died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Duke Medical Center at the age of 83.

Mrs. Hughes was born in Virgilina on Feb. 19, 1931 to the late Mr. Edward Davis Coleman and Mrs. Jannie Owens Coleman and was married to Mr. Otis Hughes. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church and was an educator in Halifax County and Danville Public School Systems for 42 years. In addition to her husband, survivors include one daughter, Ms. O. Renee Hughes, of Danville; one brother, Mr. E. Asa Coleman, of Manassas; one sister, Mrs. Jean C. Hairston, of Queens, New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.In addition to her parents, four sisters, Mrs. Edna C. Wilkerson, Mrs. Lou Ella C. Cunningham, Mrs. Gladiola C. Peerman and Mrs. Roberta C. Jennings, and one brother, Mr. LeRoy Coleman, also preceded Mrs. Hughes in death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hughes will be Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Virgilina with the Rev. Lawrence Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, Jan. 2, from 6 to 7 at Jeffress Funeral Home in South Boston and other times at the residence, 104 Epps St., Danville.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.