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

                                         Mrs. Joan Marable Johnson

Mrs. Joan Marable Johnson of Hedgerow Drive, Halifax, VA died May 27th at the age of 72.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Halifax County, VA on September 30, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Marable and Mrs. Mary Fannie Harris Marable. She was married to the late Mr. Eddie Johnson and was a member of First Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess. Mrs. Johnson was a retired employee of Westchester Hospital in White Plains, NY.

Mrs. Joan Marable Johnson is survived by (1) brother: Mr. Joseph M. Marable and wife, Jane of Elizabeth City, NC; (1) niece: Ms. Jonita Scott of Clover, VA; (1) nephew: Mr. Joseph Marquel Marable of Afghanistan; (1) great nephew: Mr. Jairus Marable; (1) step-son: Mr. Jimmie Johnson of Palm Coast, FL and (1) step-daughter: Ms. Kiane Johnson of Kissimmee, FL.

Funeral services for Mrs. Joan Marable Johnson will be held Thursday, June 2nd at 12 noon at First Baptist Church, Ferry Street, South Boston, VA with Rev. Alan G. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the residence, 101 Hedgerow Drive, Halifax, VA.

Public viewing hours for family and friends will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston, VA. 
  
                             
   MRS. BONNIE MARIE HILL WILKINS

Mrs. Bonnie Marie Hill Wilkins of Jeffress Boulevard, South Boston, VA died on Thursday, May 26th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 70.

Mrs. Wilkins was born on June 21, 1945 in Pollocksville, NC to the late Mr. William Wesley Hill and Mrs. Della Louise Boone Hill. She was married to Mr. Richard O. Wilkins and was a member of Jeter Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilkins was a retired Halifax County Public Schools educator.

Mrs. Bonnie Marie Hill Wilkins is survived by her husband, Mr. Richard O. Wilkins of the home;(1) step-daughter: Ms. Richelle Lynette Wilkins of Greensboro, NC; (1) grandson: Mr. Isaiah Wilkins; (1) brother: Mr. William Lee Hill and wife Josephine; (9) sisters-in-law: Ms. Carol M. Hill, Ms. Kathy S. Hill, Ms. Deborah C. Boone, Ms. Hilda Cooley, Ms. Rozelle Carrington, Ms. Annie Barber, Ms. Linda Moore, Ms. Veronica Wilkins and Ms. Charlotte Wilkins; (3) brothers-in-law: Mr. Stanley Wilkins, Mr. Earl Wilkins and Mr. Joseph Moore; (6) aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, former students, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by (2) brothers: Mr. Johnny E. Hill and Dr. George D. Hill.  

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Marie Hill Wilkins will be Monday, May 30th at 2:00 p.m. at Jeter Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. AnTori D. Brown officiating and Minister Dr. William Allen Hill eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday, May 29th from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1892 Jeffress Blvd., South Boston, VA.

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


MR. RANDY LYNN CASH

Mr. Randy Lynn Cash of Nathalie, VA died on Sunday, May 22nd in Java, VA at the age of 50.

Mr. Cash was born in Prince Edward County, VA on January 19, 1966 to Mrs. Virginia Martin Womack and the late Mr. Hardy Cash. He was married to Mrs. Wendy Perkins Cash and was a retired logger.

Mr. Cash is survived by (3) daughters: Ms. Angela Cash of South Boston, VA, Ms. Amy Cash and Ms. Ashley Cash, both of the home; (1) son: Mr. Joey Cash of South Boston, VA; (5) grandchildren; his mother:  Mrs. Virginia M. Womack; (3) brothers: Mr. Cecil Cash of Halifax, VA, Mr. Frankie Cash of South Boston, VA and Mr. Darryl Cash of Scottsburg, VA; father and mother -in-law: Mr. Dan and Mrs. Becky Perkins of Nathalie, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his father Mr. Cash was preceded in death by (1) brother: Mr. Marvin Cash.

A memorial service for Mr. Randy Lynn Cash will be held Saturday, May 28th at 2:00 p.m. at Childrey Baptist Church, Nathalie, VA with Rev. Jerry Stanfield and Rev. Jack Byrd officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home of Ms. Crystal Crews, 3051 Acorn Road, Nathalie, VA.

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



MR. QUENTIN WILLIAM “CUE” CLARK

Lieutenant Quentin William “Cue” Clark of River Road, South Boston, VA died on Saturday, May 21st at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 48. 

Mr. Clark was born October 23, 1967 in Halifax County, VA to the late Mr. William Wallace Clark and Mrs. Elsie Mae Irving Clark. He was married to Mrs. Tracey Michelle Boyd Clark and was a member of Mizpah Presbyterian Church. Lieutenant Clark was a United States Army veteran, served in the Virginia National Guard and was a Lieutenant with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department with 20 years of service.

Lieutenant Quentin William Clark is survived by his wife of the home, Mrs. Tracey Michelle Clark, (1) daughter: Ms. Jada N. Clark of South Boston, VA; (1) sister: Ms. Latonya F. Clark of Richmond, VA; (4) sisters-in-law; (3) brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by (1) brother: Mr. Anthony E. Clark.

Funeral services for Lieutenant Quentin William “Cue” Clark will be Thursday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Virgilina, VA with Rev. Quincy Mitchell as eulogist and Elder Frederick Betts officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery with full military honors.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday, May 25th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Willis and Mrs. Dorothy Davis, 1052 Piney Ridge Road, Nathalie, VA.

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




MR. LARRY DARNELL TALLEY

Mr. Larry Darnell Talley of Philpott Road, South Boston, VA died on Thursday, May 19th at Sentara Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 52.

 Mr. Talley was born September 11, 1963 in Halifax County to the late Ms. Nannie Mae Talley and was a member of White Oak Fork Baptist Church. 

Mr. Talley is survived by (5) sisters: Ms. Barbara Hamlette of Nathalie, VA, Mrs. Judy Nadeau and husband, Joe of Alexandria, VA, Ms. Betty Balch of Triangle, VA, Mrs. Edith Tune and husband, Riley of Nathalie, VA and Ms. Grace “Sheila” Talley of Virgilina, VA; (1) brother: Mr. Arthur “Wayne” Talley of Nathalie, VA; (1) sister-in-law: Ms. Joyce Talley; (5) nieces, including the devoted Ms. Jill Talley; (3) nephews; (3) great nieces; (5) great nephews; (2) great aunts: Ms. Katie Williams and Ms. Cecelia Crutchfield; and numerous other relatives and friends. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by (1) brother: Mr. James Talley; and his grandparents: Mr. George Talley and Mrs. Betty Gravitt Talley. 

Funeral services for Mr. Larry Darnell Talley will be Wednesday, May 25th at 1 p.m. at White Oak Fork Baptist Church with Pastor Glenn Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 3064 Philpott Road, South Boston, VA.

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


Deacon William Howard Coleman

Deacon William Howard Coleman of 184 Buffalo Rd, Clarksville, VA and formerly of Halifax County died Wednesday, May 18th at Sentara Meadowview Terrace in Clarksville, VA at the age of 96.

Deacon Coleman was born in Halifax County on March 11, 1920 to the late Mr. Robert Coleman and Mrs. Lula Dunn Coleman Clark. He was married to the late Mrs. Aileen Coleman and was a member of Berry Hill Baptist Church, where he served in several capacities. Mr. Coleman was a World War II Navy Veteran and was the former owner of Sinai Exxon Service and Convenience Store. For many years he also was affiliated with South Boston Cab Company.

Deacon Coleman leaves to cherish his memory a host of loving family members, supportive friends, loyal community members and a devoted church family. In addition to his parents and spouse, William was preceded in death by all of his siblings: Mary Emma, Grace, Sallie Lou, Dan, James and Robert Henry.

Funeral services for Deacon William Howard Coleman will be held Monday, May 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with services at Berry Hill Baptist Church with Bishop John A. Miller officiating and Rev. Ronnie Haynes as eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post #99.

Public viewing for friends will be held Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel in South Boston. The family will receive friends after the service at the church.

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


MRS. VNURSERY “VEE” CRAWLEY HUMPHREY

Mrs. Vnursery “Vee” Crawley Humphrey of Alton, VA died Sunday, May 15th in Arlington, VA at the age of 88.

Mrs. Humphrey was born January 25, 1928 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Lee Crawley and Mrs. Mary Crawley. She was married to the late Mr. Wilbur James Humphrey and was a former 30 year employee of Burlington Industries. She was one of the oldest members of Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Mrs. Humphrey is survived by (1) daughter: Mrs. Sharon Humphrey Mebane and husband, Walter; (1) son: Mr. Wilbur Courtney Humphrey; (1) granddaughter: Miss Sloane Mebane; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Dorothy Crawley and a host of nieces, nephews, including the devoted Kelly and Cameron, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by (3) sisters: Mrs. Hester Wilson, Ms. Willie Mae Crawley and Mrs. Stella Jackson and (2) brothers: Mr. Burl Crawley and Mr. Alexander Crawley.

Funeral services for Mrs. Vnursery ”Vee” Crawley Humphrey will be Saturday, May 21st at 11 a.m. at Cross Roads Baptist Church with Rev. Elton Medley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1182 Cedar Grove Road, Alton, VA.

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

MRS. CATHERINE VENABLE RAGSDALE​

Mrs. Catherine Venable Ragsdale of Halifax, VA died on Tuesday, May 17th at Retreat Hospital in Richmond, VA at the age of 86. 

Mrs. Ragsdale was born in Halifax County on June 13, 1929 to the late Mr. Esau Venable and Mrs. Mary Sue Brown Venable. She was married to the late Mr. Howard Ragsdale and was a member of New Vernon Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Catherine Venable Ragsdale is survived by (1) son: Mr. Ray Venable of Washington, DC; (6) daughters: Mrs. Gertrude Ferrell and husband, James of South Boston, VA, Ms. Carolyn Ragsdale of Henrico, VA, Ms. Joyce Walker, Mrs. Barbara Richardson and husband, Kelvin, all of Glenn Allen, VA, Mrs. Phyllis Drumwright and husband, Clyde of Roxboro, NC, Mrs. Bonnie Trent and husband, Marshall of Glenn Allen, VA; (8) grandchildren: (2) great grandchildren; (1) great great grandchild; (1) sister: Mrs. Elsie Venable of Philadelphia, PA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and devoted friends. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by (2) daughters: Ms. Pam Ragsdale and Mrs. Janet Ragsdale Newton; (1) son: Mr. Howard Ragsdale, Jr; (1) sister: Mrs. Nancy B. Womack and (4) brothers: Mr. Preston Venable, Mr. Houston Venable, Mr. David Venable and Mr. Frank Venable.

Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Venable Ragsdale will be Saturday, May 21st at 4:00 p.m. at New Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. John Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, May 20th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the residence; 5012 Mountain Road, Halifax, VA.

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



 MRS. BRENDA PATRICK LOGAN

Mrs. Brenda Patrick Logan of Howard P. Anderson Road, Halifax, VA died on Sunday, May 15th at her residence at the age of 60. 

Mrs. Logan was born in Wilmington Delaware on February 14, 1956 to the late Ms. Nannie Bell Black and Mr. Eddie E. Patrick. She was married to Mr. Clarence Randolph Logan and was a United States Army veteran. 

Mrs. Brenda Patrick Logan is survived by her husband Mr. Clarence Randolph Logan of the home; (1) daughter: Ms. Patrice “Tiny” Logan of Nathalie, VA; (2) grandchildren: Xavier O’shea Jones of the home and Logan Jones of Nathalie, VA; (3) sisters: Ms. Betty Herndon of Bronyx, NY, Ms. Patricia Jackson of Gladys, VA and Ms. Zelma Medley of Nathalie, VA; (1) brother: Mr. George Herndon of Crystal Hill, VA; (1) devoted uncle: Mr. Andrew Logan of Falls Church, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives including the devoted Mrs. Geraldine Chalmers, Mrs. Gladys Binon-Dawson and Mrs. Bridgett McMullen. In addition to her parents she was preceeded in death by (2) sisters: Mrs. Linda Dale Herndon and Ms. Barbara Patrick; (2) grandchildren: Xavier Jo’se Jones and Deja LaShay Jones.

Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Patrick Logan will be Saturday, May 21st at 2 p.m. at Millstone Baptist Church with Rev. Paul O. Crews officiating and military honors by United States Army Honor Guard. Burial will follow Monday at the Amelia Veterans Cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, May 20th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax. 

The family will receive friends at the residence: 4186 Howard P. Anderson Road, Halifax, VA.

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


 MS. APRIL ANN WRIGHT

Ms. April Ann Wright of South Boston, VA died on Thursday, May 12th at MCV Hospital in Richmond at the age of 46. 

Ms. Wright was born in Bronx, NY on March 3, 1970 to the late Ms. Frances America Williams Wright and the late Mr. Melvin Dean and was affiliated with the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

Ms. April Ann Wright is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Miya Noel Wright; (1) son: Mr. Ryan Alexander Borden; (1) sister: Ms. Autumn Dae Wright; (3) nieces: Jessalyn Star Mosely, Aurora Dawnn Wright and Christal Rain Bailey; (1) great-niece: Jordin Joi Claiborne and a host of other relatives and devoted friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her older sister: Ms. Joy Wright.

Memorial services for Ms. April Ann Wright will be Saturday, May 21st at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Roger Gilbert officiating. 

The family will receive friends at the home, 400 Tanglewylde Drive, Apt 6A, South Boston, VA.

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


Haywood Walker Jr.

Haywood Walker Jr. of Glendale Drive, South Boston died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 84. Born in Halifax County on Nov. 24, 1931 to the late Haywood Walker Sr. and the late Ida Bell Craddock. He was married to Nancy Tucker Walker and was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter, Melissa J. Mason and husband, Robert of Clover, five sons, Hal Walker of New York, Harvey Walker and wife Janine of North Carolina, Harry Walker, Darren Maxwell and wife, Selena of Virginia Beach and Lawrence Watson of South Boston, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Walker, a son, Haywood Walker III, a brother, Frank Walker and a granddaughter, Shaquanna Baker.

A funeral will be held Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Richard A. Terry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 114 Glendale Drive, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.


Leenora Raye Harrison

Ms. Leenora Raye Harrison of Cornick Lane, Halifax died Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the age of 61.

Ms. Harrison was born in Halifax County on July 21, 1954 to Mr. Howard Coleman and the late Ms. Theresa Harrison and was a member of Berry Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to her father of South Boston, survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Jonnie Harrison Rose of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ms. Aileen Harrison and Mrs. Valarie Harrison Butler and husband Stevie, all of South Boston; one brother, Mr. Vincent Harrison, and wife Everlene of South Boston; three aunts, Ms. Gladys Hill of Landover, Maryland, Ms. Verna Phifer of Brooklyn, New York,and Ms. Dorothy Hill of Philadelphia; one nephew; five nieces; nine great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and devoted friends.

Funeral services for Ms. Harrison will be Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Berry Hill Baptist Church, South Boston, with the Rev. Ronnie Haynes officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Mrs. Valarie Butler and Mr. Stevie Butler, 1072 Bane Street, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


MRS. MARY “EMMA” BARBOUR McCARGO

Mrs. Mary “Emma” McCargo of North Chesterfield, VA and formerly Halifax County, VA died Tuesday, May 3rd at MCV Hospital in Richmond at the age of 53.

Mrs. McCargo was born August 23, 1962 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Roy Barbour and Mrs. Clara Hall Barbour. She was married to Mr. Duane McCargo and was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. McCargo is survived by her husband: Mr. Duane McCargo of the home; (1) daughter: Ms. Alexis McCargo; (1) son: Mr. JaCarr McCargo; (3) sisters: Ms. Ruedeanie Barbour, Mrs. Cheryl Doomes, both of Nathalie, VA, and Mrs. Zandra Johnson of Atlanta, GA; (3) brothers: Mr. Willie Barbour of Lynchburg, VA and Mr. Corbin Barbour and Mr. Leonard Barbour, both of Seattle, WA; (1) uncle: Mr. Joseph Hall, Sr. of Long Island, VA; (2) aunts: Mrs. Ophelia Logan of South Boston, VA and Mrs. Christina Woodruff of Lynch Station, VA; her mother-in-law: Mrs. Thalia McCargo and family of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted:, Mrs. Margaret Barbour and Mr. Vince Cunningham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by (1) nephew: Sergeant Marvin L. Barbour; (1) aunt: Mrs. Russia Bea Moorefield and (1) uncle: Mr. William Barbour.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary “Emma” McCargo will be Wednesday, May 11th at 1 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with Minister Cathy McCargo officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

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


MRS. ROSE LEE McCRAW CARRINGTON

Mrs. Rose Lee McCraw Carrington of Halifax, VA died Thursday, May 5nd at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, NC at the age of 70.

Mrs. Carrington was born January 4, 1946 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Jim Frank Pannell and Mrs. Martha Sydnor Pannell. She was married to the late Mr. Franklin M. Carrington and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Carrington is survived by (4) daughters: Ms. Yvonne Acree of Nathalie, VA, Ms. Jacqueline Jeanette Carrington of South Boston, VA, Mrs. Maria Traynham and husband, Arthur and Mrs. Denise Hamlett and husband Matthew, all of Scottsburg, VA; (3) sons: Mr. Alphonso Carrington of Halifax, VA, Mr. Larry Carrington and friend Shelia of South Boston, VA, and Mr. David Carrington and friend, Kim of Chase City, VA; (8) grandchildren; (11) great grandchildren; (1) sister: Mrs. Mary Hicks of Baltimore, MD; (4) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Ruby Carrington, Mrs. Mary Carrington, Mrs. Linda Baker and Mrs. Ellen Carrington; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by (2) sons: Mr. James Thomas McCraw and Mr. Van Carrington; (1) brother: Mr. James Pannell and (1) son-in-law: Mr. Danny Acree.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Lee McCraw Carrington will be Tuesday, May 10th at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Denise Hamlett, 1211 Burton Rd, Scottsburg, VA. 

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


MR. WILLIAM WYLIE

Mr. William A.”Joe” Wylie of New York and formerly of Clover, VA died on May 1st in New York at the age of 68.

Mr. Wylie was born in Halifax County, VA on August 7, 1947 to Ms. Gladys Wylie and the late Mr. Thomas Brooks and was married to Mrs. Minnie Wylie.

Mr. Wylie is survived by his wife: Mrs. Minnie Wylie; his children: Sabrina and husband Bob, Carolyn, Diane, Clay, Greg, Danta, Yolanda, Sharone and Ebony; his mother: Ms. Gladys Wylie; (3) sisters: Ms. Reba Powell and Ms. Josephine Powell, both of Clover, Mrs. Marshello Carrington and husband, Carnell of South Boston, VA; (4) brothers: Mr. George Powell, Mr. Clyde Powell, Mr. Henry Powell and Mr. Lawrence Powell, all of Clover, VA; his mother-in-law: Mrs. Marie Crawley; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Rebecca Crawley; (5) brothers-in-law: Mr. Herman Crawley, Mr. Matthew Crawley, Mr. Joe Lewis Crawley, Mr. Fletcher Crawley and Mr. Albert Crawley, all of Chase City, VA; (22) grandchildren; (10) great-grandchildren; (1) great-great grandson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by (1) son: Henry; (3) sisters: Ms. Trina Powell, Ms. Mary Brooks, and Ms. Roxie Brooks; (2) brothers: Mr. Carolyn Lee Powell and Mr. James Brooks.

Funeral services for Mr. William A. “Joe” Wylie will be held Tuesday, May 10th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with Rev. William Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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

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

Gordon Younger

Mr. Gordon Younger of Meadville Road, Halifax died Monday, May 2, 2016, at his residence at the age of 81.

Mr. Younger was born Aug. 13, 1934 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Herman Younger and Mrs. Lou Fannie Crews Younger. He was married to Mrs. Bessie Stephens Younger and was a member of Banister Hill CME Church where he served in many capacities.

Mr. Younger is survived by his wife of the home; three daughters, Ms. Jacqueline Younger of Martinsville, Ms. Sheila Younger of the home and Mrs. Wanda Younger Stephens and husband Jerry of Virginia Beach; one grandson, Mr. Jerwan Gordon Stephens, of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Mr. Thomas Younger and wife Mary of Halifax and Mr. Herman Ray Younger and wife Rose of Oxford, North Carolina; one sister, Mrs. Inez Younger Powell, and husband Earl of Halifax; one Goddaughter, Mrs. Coretta Easley Williams, of South Boston; one Godson, Mr. Brian Woodall, and wife Wanda of Nathalie; one Godsister, Ms. Lisa Easley, of Richmond; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, one brother, Mr. Theodore Younger, also preceded Mr. Younger in death.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Banister Hill CME Church in Meadville with the Rev. Matthew Richardson III officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2225 Meadville Road, Halifax.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Owen Wade Doomes

Owen Wade Doomes, 76, of Coleman Drive, Alton died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Dec. 28, 1939, a son of the late Otis Doomes and Maggie Whitlock Doomes Winstead and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. For many years, he lived in New Jersey and retired from Gallos Industries, Inc. after 40 years of service.

Mr. Doomes is survived by three sisters, Dorothy Crawley of South Boston, Eunice Tanner of Sutherlin and Emma Richardson of Capitol Heights, Md.; one sister-in-law, Mary Doomes of Alton, other relatives and friends, including special friends Odessa Thorpe and Bobby Brandon and friends at Danville Market. 

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Howard, Willie, Otis, Philip and Cecil Doomes.

Funeral Sunday, May 1st at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Harvey Bigelow officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.