Jeffress Funeral Home
 2000 North Main Street - South Boston,VA 24592
 434.572.2046 
​Stanley L. Jeffress - Owner
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OBITUARY NOTICE

MR. CHARLIE JUNIOR WILLIAMS

Mr. Charlie Junior Williams of Danville, VA and formerly of Halifax County died Thursday, August 16th in Danville at the age of 46.

Mr. Williams was born in Halifax County, VA on July 18, 1972 to Mr. Charlie Nathaniel Williams and the late Mrs. Lucy M. Barksdale Williams. 

Mr. Williams is survived by his father: Mr. Charlie N. Williams of Keeling, VA; (2) sisters: Ms. Charlotte Betts (Dale) of Roxboro, NC and Ms. Shawanda Williams (Monica) of Burlington, NC; a great niece and a great nephew; a devoted friend: Ms. Sherry Pritchard of West VA; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends including his aunt Mary “Poke Poke”. In addition to his mother, Charlie was preceded in death by his grandmothers, two aunts and two uncles.

Funeral services for Mr. Charlie Junior Williams will be held Wednesday, August 22nd at 12 Noon with services at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax, 721 North Main Street, Halifax, VA with Rev. William Howerton officiating. 

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

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

MRS. MARY ELIZA PLENTY FLEMING

Mrs. Mary Eliza Plenty Fleming of Bethel Rd, Scottsburg, VA died Thursday, August 15th at her residence at the age of 97.  
Mrs. Fleming was born in Halifax County on June 22, 1921 to the late Mr. Louis T. Plenty and Mrs. Nannie Sims Plenty. She was married to the late Mr. Lewis F. Fleming and was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Fleming was a retired LPN for NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation after 45 years of service.

Mrs. Plenty is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Sheryl R. Fleming of the home; (1) son: Mr. Stanley L. Fleming (Velda) of Sterling, VA; (1) step-son: Mr. Anthony L. Fleming (Elaine) of Laurel, DE; (3) grandchildren: Janelle Alston of Charlotte, NC, Autumn Alston of Virginia Beach, VA and Rochard Fleming of Schenectady, NY; (12) great grandchildren; (1) great great grandchild; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends including devoted cousins, Margaret Hicks (Willie) and Carolyn Jackson (Sam). In addition to her parents, grandparents and spouse, Mrs. Fleming was preceded in death by (1) grandchild: Camesha Hall; (4) sisters: Ms. Ruth E. Plenty, Ms. Fannie F. Plenty, Ms. Everlina Plenty and Ms. Dorothy R. Plenty; (8) brothers: Mr. Albert C. Plenty, Mr. Eugene Plenty, Mr. James H. Plenty, Mr. Joseph L. Plenty, Mr. Benjamin Plenty, Mr. John Plenty, Mr. Royal Plenty and Mr. Thomas Plenty.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Eliza Plenty Fleming will be held Tuesday, August 21st at 2:30 p.m. with services at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Rev. K. Anthony Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will began at 12 Noon at the church on Tuesday.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 6146 Bethel Road, Scottsburg, VA. 

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


MS. LISA JUANITA BRAME

Ms. Lisa Juanita Brame of Brookneal and formerly of Halifax County died on Tuesday, August 14th at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital at the age of 51. 

Ms. Brame was born on December 20, 1966 in Halifax County, VA to the late Mr. Leonard Brame and Mrs. Juanita Buster Brame. She was formerly married to Mr. Fred Johnson, Jr. 

Ms. Brame is survived by (2) children: Ms. Brionna Johnson of South Boston, VA, and Mr. Frashawn Johnson of Gladys, VA; (3) grandchildren; (2) brothers: Mr. Leonard “ Alphonso” Brame (Jeanette) of Alexandria, VA, and Mr. Sherman Brame (Wanda) of South Boston, VA; grandmother: Mrs. Rosa Buster of South Boston, VA; (1) godmother: Mrs. Margaret Barksdale of Nathalie, VA; (7) aunts; (5) uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, her former in-laws: Mr. Fred and Mrs. Barbara Johnson, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her grandparents: Mrs. Emma Brame Williams and Mr. Butler Duncan.  
 
Funeral services for Ms. Lisa Juanita Brame will be held Tuesday, August 21st at 11:00 a.m. with services at The Crawford House Chapel, 721 North Main Street, Halifax, VA. Burial will follow at Ellis Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday, August 20h from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. at The Crawford House, with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7:00 p.m.

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

GENE EVELYN COLEMAN CONTEE

Ms. Gene Evelyn Coleman Contee of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, died on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at her residence at the age of 79.

Ms. Contee was born Oct. 29, 1938 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Waverly Coleman and Ms. Bessie Bailey Coleman. She was formerly married to Mr. John Contee.

Ms. Contee is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Denise Contee Germaine, (Vincent) of Atlanta, Georgia; one grandson, Mr. Michael Contee; one granddaughter, Ms. Danielle Durham; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Janey (Townsend), Mrs. Clara Lumpkin and Mrs. Frances Sugg (Irvin); one aunt, Etta Coleman; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Mark Contee.

Funeral services for Mrs. Gene Evelyn Coleman Contee will be Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. K. Anthony Jones officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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

MRS. LUETTA WADE SCOTT

Mrs. Luetta Wade Scott of Richardson Lane, Alton, VA died Thursday, August 9th at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 81. 


Mrs. Scott was born in Halifax County, VA on June 03, 1937 to the late Mr. Carlton Wade and Mrs. Edna Cunningham Wade. She was married to the late Mr. James Edward Scott and was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church in South Boston, VA.

Mrs. Scott is survived by (2) sons: Mr. James Scott of the home and Mr. Gerald Scott and wife, Toya of Mount Vernon, NY; (2) grandchildren: Mr. Gerald Scott, Jr and Ms. Chyna Scott, both of Mt. Vernon, NY; (1) brother: Mr. Arthur Wade and wife, Clarissa of Mt. Vernon, NY; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Eleanor Wade; (10) nieces; (6) nephews; her furry friend: “Cobe”; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by (4) sisters: Mrs. Leona Chavious, Mrs. Florell Oliver, Mrs. Mary Bauldwin and Mrs. Gladys Richardson; (3) brothers: Mr. Joseph Wade, Mr. James “Rounder” Wade and Mr. John Wade.  

Services for Mrs. Luetta Wade Scott will be held Tuesday, August 14th at 11:00 a.m. with services at Cross Road Baptist Church in South Boston, VA with Rev. Nelson Stamps officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

At the request of the family there will be no public viewing.


The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. George and Mrs. Gail Hardy, 2019 Coleman Drive, Alton, VA.

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


Willie Frances Earley Woods

Mrs. Willie Frances Earley Woods of Greenfield Road, South Boston, died on Monday, July 30, 2018, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 94.

Mrs. Woods was born June 23, 1924 in Woodland, North Carolina to the late Mr. Hunter Earley and Mrs. Blanche Lewter Earley. She was married to the late Mr. Roscoe Douglas Woods and was a member of First Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Woods is survived by one nephew, Mr. Alvin A. Smith of Smyrna, Delaware; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Wray of New York City; one brother-in-law, Mr. Gerald Woods of Yonkers, New York; her long time neighbors and friends, Mr. Joseph Singleton and Mrs. Fredonier Singleton, all of her church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Frances Earley Woods will be held Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, South Boston with the Rev. Allan Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

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

Dora Crawley Mason

Dora Crawley Mason, 82, of Turbeville Road, Alton, died Friday, July 27, 2018 at Sentara Woodview. She was born in Halifax County on Dec. 10, 1935, daughter of the late Walter Crawley and Maggie Bell Crawley. She was married to the late George Roger Mason and was a member of Dan River Bethel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Mason is survived by five step-children, David (Sherrone), DiAnne Allen (Beverly), Alan (Beverly), Jeffrey (Angela) and Lisa (Wayne); three brothers, Allen, Joseph and Charlie Crawley; three sisters, Mary Wilkins, Ida Robertson and Marie Crawley; six sisters-in-law, Sarah, Gladys, Odella, Mary, Malinda and Audrey; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. at Dan River Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Dwight Wilkerson officiating and Rev. Allen T. Crawley eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Friday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.


Juanita Pointer Brewer

Mrs. Juanita Pointer Brewer of Sparks Trail, Alton died on Monday, July 30, 2018, at her residence at the age of 93.

Mrs. Brewer was born April 28, 1925 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Samuel E. Pointer and Mrs. Eliza Brandon Pointer. She was married to the late Mr. George Brewer.

Survivors include one devoted sister and caretaker, Mrs. Louise Sparks of Alton; one devoted brother, Mr. Lark Pointer, and his daughter, Ms. Gwendolyn Pointer, both of Brooklyn, New York; nieces and caregivers Ms. Brenda L. Harris of Alton and Ms. Wendy Hobbs (Milton) of Sandy Hook; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Cora Pointer, of Alton; one stepdaughter, Ms. Alma Mills, of Baltimore, Maryland; foster daughter Ms. Barbara Brewer of Baltimore; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, one stepdaughter, one stepson, nine brothers and 10 sisters also preceded Mrs. Brewer in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Greater Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Michael Galloway as eulogist.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and all other times at the home of Mrs. Louise Sparks, 1050 Sparks Trail, Alton.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Shirley Mae Sims White 

Mrs. Shirley Mae Sims White of Ferry Street, South Boston was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at VCU Medical Center in Richmond at the age of 59.

Mrs. White was born in Halifax County on May 15, 1959 to the late Mr. Adnise Sweeney and Mrs. Loueva Sweeney. She was married to the late Mr. Peter White and was a member of Blue Rock Pentecostal Church.

Mrs. White is survived by three children, Mr. Lance Sims of Portsmouth, Mrs. Shavon Chalmers (Jermaine) of California, Maryland and Mr. Wille Brown (Lacreasha) of Des Moines, Iowa; two grandchildren, Nia and Jermaine Jr.; four sisters, Mrs. Virley Reed (Jake) of Java, Ms. Odessa Jacox of Nathalie, Ms. Marian Burton of New York and Ms. Margaret Dove of Halifax; six brothers, Mr. William Sweeney (Wilma) of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Mr. Marvin Sims of Columbia, Missouri, Mr. George Sims (Emma) of Nathalie, Mr. Eddie “June” Sweeney (Bettie), Mr. John Sweeney (Mary) and Mr. Harold Sweeney (Lucille), all of Greensboro, North Carolina; a special god-daughter: Ms. Shakeila (Shanky) Boyd; two special sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dorthy Marable and Mrs.Louise White; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Homegoing services for Mrs. Shirley Mae Sims White will be Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Crawford House Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sweeney Family Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends for 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston and all other times at the home of Mrs. Odessa Jacox, 8145 Chatham Road, Nathalie, VA.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Harold Sydnor

Mr. Sydnor was born in Halifax County, on May 28, 1949 to the late Harold James Sydnor and Charlotte Louise Tune Sydnor. He was married to the late Mabel Edmonds Sydnor, and was a member of Banister Hill Baptist Church.

Mr. Sydnor is survived by one daughter: Cecelia Renee Sydnor Walker (Shawn) of Oxon Hill, Md., two grandchildren; Kayla Sydnor Walker and Shawn Maurice Walker Jr., three sisters: Emma S. Foster and Stephanie Sydnor, both of Halifax, and Sandy S. Frazier (Horris) of Columbia, S.C., four brothers: James Lawrence Sydnor, Christopher Sydnor, and Tony Sydnor, all of Halifax, and Jerome Sydnor (Carla) of Oxon Hill, Md., a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jeffrey Sydnor and Welford “Connie” Sydnor.

A funeral will be held Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.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, July 27 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

The family will receive friends at the residence 3192 Bethel Road, Halifax.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home.