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Emerson Martin


Mr. Emerson Martin of 1060 Lower Liberty Road, Nathalie died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the age of 79.

Mr. Martin was born in Halifax County on Nov. 12, 1934 to the late Mr. Willie Lee Martin and Mrs. Annie Holt Martin. He was married to Mrs. Vivian Canada Martin and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Daniel and husband Acree of Halifax and Ms. Joyce Martin and Ms. Debra Traynham, both of Nathalie; two sons, Mr. Emerson Eugene Martin and wife Stephanie of Arkansas and Mr. Dwight W. Martin of Greensboro, North Carolina; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Nancy Canada; a devoted cousin, Ms. Lucille Anderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Two brothers also preceded Mr. Martin in death.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Nathalie. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence. Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.





Nannie Frances Alderson Jackson


Mrs. Nannie Frances Alderson Jackson of 1400 College Street, South Boston died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at her residence at the age of 66.

Mrs. Jackson was born in Halifax County on Nov. 1, 1948 to the late Mr. Joseph Daniel Alderson and Mrs. Catherine Marie Combs Alderson. She was married to the late Mr. Thomas Jackson and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Mr. Michael Jackson, of Connecticut; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Patsy Lennon and husband Ivan and Mrs. Loretta Ballou and husband Edward, all of South Boston; one brother, Mr. Joseph Alderson Jr., of Connecticut; her stepmother, Mrs. Ruby Alderson, of Red Oak; and a host of nieces, including the devoted Karina Alderson and nephews, cousins and devoted friends, including Lawanda Chandler.

In addition to her husband and parents, one son, Mr. Thomas Jackson, and two brothers, Mr. Augustus Combs and Mr. Samuel Alderson, also preceded Mrs. Jackson in death.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Elder Brandon Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Baptist Church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence. Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.




Matric Christine Medley Jennings

Matric Christine Medley Jennings of Storys Creek Road, Alton died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation in Yanceyville, N.C., at the age of 78.

Born in Halifax County on Jan. 10, 1936 to the late Warner Medley and Christine Barksdale Medley, she was married to the late Albert W. Jennings and was a member of New Vernon Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jennings is survived by a daughter, Joyce Tucker and husband Howard of Java, three sons, Louis Jennings and wife, Linda of South Boston, Rickey Jennings and fiancé, Arlene of Alton and Robert Wayne Jennings of Ringgold, nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two sisters, Deloris Collins and husband, Joseph of DeWitt, N.Y. and Kathryn Quick and husband, Bob of Philadelphia, Pa., a brother, Jimmie Medley and wife Mary of Willow Grove, Pa., two brothers-in-law, Herbert Owen and David Hannah, a devoted cousin, Catherine Coleman and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Deborah Jennings.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Jennings was preceded in death by three sisters, Jewell Dixon, Jealean Owen and Sylvia Hannah and two brothers, Warner Robertson Medley and William Medley.

A funeral will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at New Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. John Elliott and Rev. Nelson Stamps officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence 1222 Storys Creek Road, Alton. Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Aug. 29 at Jeffress Funeral Home from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.





Sharon E. Eaton

Ms. Sharon E. Eaton of Hamilton Boulevard, South Boston died Tuesday, July 19, 2014, at her residence at the age of 51.

Ms. Eaton was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on July 25, 1963 to Mrs. Pattie Medley Eaton and the late Mr. Nathaniel T. Eaton.

She was a member of Grace Chapel Baptist Church of Haledon, New Jersey, and after relocating to South Boston, she became a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Mr. Antoine Cooper, of Paterson; one grandson, Mr. Mark J. Cooper, of Paterson; his mother, Mrs. Pattie N. Eaton, of Paterson; one sister, Mrs. Gloria Williams Carter, of Paterson; two nieces, Ms. Tash Williams and Ms. Rasheeha Williams; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service for Ms. Eaton will be Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie N. Yancey officiating.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.




Ms. Mamie Elizabeth Watkins

Ms. Mamie Elizabeth Watkins of Red Bank Road, Virgilina, VA died August 21st at her residence at the age of 69. Born in Halifax County, VA on July 5, 1945 she was the daughter of the late Mr. Willie B. Watkins and Mrs. Ethel Sydnor Watkins. Ms. Watkins was a member of White Oak Fork Baptist Church.

Ms. Watkins is survived by (2) sisters: Ms. Evelyn Watkins and Ms. Annie Watkins, both of Virgilina, VA; (2) brothers: Mr. Richard Watkins and Rev. Harold Watkins and wife, Marian, all of Virgilina, VA; (2) step-sisters: Mrs. Mary C. Haymes and Mrs. Dorothy Caughton, both of Hyco, VA; (3) aunts; (1) sister-in-law: Mrs. Shirley Watkins of Boydton, VA; and a host other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by (3) brothers: Eddie, Melvin and James Watkins.

Funeral services Sunday, August 24th at 3:00 p.m. at White Oak Fork Baptist Church, Virgilina, VA. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 1222 Red Bank Road, Virgilina, VA. Public viewing will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, VA.




MRS. WILLIE MAE WATSON BARNETT

Mrs. Willie Mae Watson Barnett of Childs Ave, South Boston, VA died Sunday, August 10th at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 83.

Mrs. Barnett was born in Lincolnton, GA on March 1, 1931 to the late Mr. John Watson and Mrs. Carrie B. Freeman Watson and was married to Mr. Willis Barnett. She was a member of Owens Grove Baptist Church and was formerly employed at Tultex, Inc.

Mrs. Willie Mae Watson Barnett is survived by her husband : Mr. Willis Barnett of the home; (1) daughter: Dr. Beverly Allen-Hardy and husband, John of Richmond, VA; (1) grandson: Mr. Aaron Allen of Richmond, VA; (1) aunt: Mrs. Sallie Ramsey of Lincolnton, GA; (2) sisters-in-law: Mrs. Catherine Williams and Ms. Daisy Barnett, both of Cluster Springs, VA; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Herbert Barnett of Richmond, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted, Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell of South Boston, VA. She was also preceded in death by (1) brother: Mr. Aubrey Watson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Watson Barnett will be Thursday, August 14th at 2:00 p. m. at Owens Grove Baptist Church with Rev. John Leigh officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 204 Childs Ave, South Boston, VA.

Public viewing for family and friends on Wednesday at Jeffress Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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




​ Genight Coleman

Mr. Genight Coleman of 4133 Dryburg Road, Scottsburg died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at his residence at the age of 70.

Mr. Coleman was born in Halifax County on Jan. 1, 1944 to the late Mr. Earnest Coleman and Mrs. Fannie Mosley Coleman and was married to Mrs. Geanea Logan Coleman.

He was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church, a Vietnam Army veteran and was a retired employee of Daystrom Furniture, Inc.

Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Ms. Yolanda Coleman, of North Carolina; two grandchildren, Alanna Brooks and Julian Bouldin; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Robertson of Bronx, New York, Mrs. Leatha McAdoo of South Boston, Ms. Naomi Carden of Scottsburg, Mrs. Vastena Overton of Browns Mill, New Jersey, and Mrs. Geneva Powell of Baltimore, Maryland; four brothers-in-law, Mr. Albert Logan Jr. and wife Linda Logan of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mr. Tyrone Logan of South Boston, Mr. George Logan of Dillwyn and Mr. Larry Scott of Camden, New Jersey; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Coleman will be Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Spanish Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank E. Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #99.

The family will receive friends at the home. Public viewing hours will be Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Dorothy Mae Tuck Lacy


Mrs. Dorothy Mae Tuck Lacy of 1094 Tenth Street, Virgilina died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at her residence at the age of 88.

Mrs. Lacy was born in Halifax County on Jan. 26, 1926 to the late Mr. Sam Tuck and Mrs. Hazel Barnett Tuck and was married to Mr. Charles Lacy.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Virgilina and was a retired nurse.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Mr. Paul Lawrence Lacy and wife Ruth of Sicklerville, New Jersey, and Mr. Samuel Charles Lacy and wife Roslind of Virgilina; one daughter, Ms. Henrietta Towe, of Virgilina; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lacy will be Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Virgilina, with the Rev. Lorenzo R. Love officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence. Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.




William L. Hunt Sr.

William L. Hunt Sr. of New York, formerly of South Boston, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 in New York at the age of 93. Born in Halifax County on Jan. 24, 1921 to the late Lewis Hunt and Beulah Hunt Yancey, he was married to Bessie Chapel Hunt and later to the late Ruth E. Combs Hunt. He was a United States World War II Army veteran.

Mr. Hunt is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Cox and husband, Gerard and LaVerne Hunt, all of New York, five grandchildren, Shaleah Johnson, Larry Johnson, Angela Hunt, Darren Cox and Andrea Cox, ten great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Hunt, two sons, William “Billy” Hunt Jr. and Ron Hunt and two sisters, Ercelle Russell and Ms. Dorothy Combs.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Rose Garden cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 5-8 p.m.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home.



Theodore ‘Teddy’ David Crews Jr.

Mr. Theodore “Teddy” David Crews Jr. of South Boston died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the age of 80. 

Mr. Crews was born in New York City, New York, and moved to South Boston in 1999.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Marvin Bowman officiating.

The family will receive friends at the service Thursday. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Louise Vass Winstead

Mrs. Louise Vass Winstead of North Main Street, South Boston died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Norfolk at the age of 89.

Mrs. Winstead was born in Halifax County on March 20, 1925 to the late Mr. Richard Vass and Mrs. Laura Majors Vass. She was married to the late Mr. Edwin Sim Winstead and was a member of Ebenezer Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Winstead is survived by four grandchildren, Ms. Tracye Elam of Miami, Florida, Ms. Kimberly Elam of Chesapeake and Mr. Derick Winstead and Ms. Brandi Winstead, both of South Boston; seven great-grandchildren, Mr. Rykeyn Bailey, Ms. Diamynde Daniel, Mr. Troye Harris, Mr. Nadir Elam, Ms. Kianna Winstead, Mr. Montour Winstead and Ms. Eden Winstead; two great-great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild, Ms. Cornishea Haley; three step great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Judith Winstead, of South Boston; two brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; a goddaughter, Ms. Zena Jeffress; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends, including the devoted Mrs. Vivian Clark and Mrs. Lynda Jones.  

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Winstead was preceded in death by one daughter, Ms. Alma Winstead Elam; two sons, Mr. Robert E. Winstead and Mr. Gary A. Winstead; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Patterson, Ms. Ruby Vass and Mrs. Bessie Carrington and husband Fred “Jap” Carrington; and two brothers, Mr. Ernest Vass and Mr. George Vass. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Vass Winstead will be Tuesday, July 22, at noon at Ebenezer Christian Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Rose Garden Cemetery. 

Public viewing will be Monday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.  

Direct all condolences and floral tributes to Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592. 

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.  




​Carolyn Denise Goode

Ms. Carolyn Denise Goode of Roxboro, NC and formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Thursday, July 17th at her residence at the age of 41. 

 Ms. Goode was born in Rockville, MD on August 8, 1972 to Mrs. Daisy Mitchell Goode Tuck and Mr. William Henry Goode, II and was a member of New St. Luke Apostle Church in South Boston.

 Ms. Carolyn Goode is survived by (1) son: Mr. Isaiah Goode; her mother and stepfather: Mrs. Daisy Tuck and Mr. Arthur Tuck of South Boston, VA; her father and stepmother: Mr. William Goode II and Mrs. Rita Goode of Gaithersburg, MD; (2) sisters: Mrs. Vernell Palmer and husband, Jeffrey of Virgilina, VA and Ms. Tanya Tuck of Halifax, VA; (4) brothers: Mr. Tyrone Goode, Mr. Marvin Beander, Mr. Allen Graham, all of Gaithersburg, MD and Mr. Brian Tuck of Roanoke, VA; her grandmother: Mrs. Mucie Mitchell of South Boston, VA; (5) aunts; (5) uncles; (2) great aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Keith Reynolds and the entire St. Luke church family. 

Funeral services for Ms. Carolyn Denise Goode will be Monday, July 21st at 11 a.m. at New Mt. Olive Apostolic Church with Dr. James C. Richardson, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 20th from 4 to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, and all other times at the home of Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Vernell Palmer, 1031 Charlie Lawson Road, Virgilina, VA. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider monetary donations to the family c/o Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA. 

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


Raymond M. Mangum

Mr. Raymond M. Mangum of Wilson Memorial Trail, Halifax died Friday, July 11, 2014, at The Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 70.

Memorial services for Mr. Mangum will be held Friday, July 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 99. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Shelby Denise Edmonds Charity

Mrs. Shelby Denise Edmonds Charity of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Halifax County, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Knoxville at the age of 48.

Mrs. Charity was born in Halifax County on July 13, 1965 to the late Mr. Alis Edmonds and Mrs. Mary Edmonds and was married to Mr. Darryl Charity. 

She joined Morning Star Holiness Church at an early age and later attended Mayfield Apostolic Church.

Survivors of Mrs. Charity include five daughters, Mrs. Yolanda E. Saunders and husband Olajuwon of Roanoke, Ms. Jasmine N. Cook of Knoxville, Ms. Kimara R. Charity, Ms. Precious D. Charity and Ms. Aaliyah J. Charity, all of South Boston; two sons, Mr. Larry W. Edmonds and wife Angela of Roanoke and Mr. Rakwon D. Charity of South Boston; three sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Guisti of Aerial, New Jersey, Ms. Linda Edmonds of Raleigh, North Carolina and Mrs. Bobbie Talley of South Boston; three brothers, Mr. Kenny Edmonds of Lawrenceville, Mr. Alis Edmonds Jr. of Danville and Mr. William Edmonds of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Miss Janet Bowman.

Funeral services for Mrs. Charity will be Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church with Elder Bernard Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Ms. Kimara Charity, 611 Gravitt St., South Boston. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Ms. Yvonne Deloris Barksdale Terry
Ms. Yvonne Deloris Barksdale Terry of Raleigh, NC and formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Friday, July 4th at her residence at the age of 57. 

Ms. Terry was born in Halifax County, VA on August 17, 1956 to Mrs. Rebecca Jones Barksdale and the late Mr. Willie Edward Barksdale. She was a former member of New Bethel Baptist Church and later joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Raleigh, NC. Ms. Terry was employed by Raleigh, NC Public Schools.

Ms. Yvonne Deloris Barksdale Terry is survived by (1) daughter: Mrs. Nikisha Terry Trotter and husband, Tony of Raleigh, NC; (4) grandchildren; (1) great grandson; her mother: Mrs. Rebecca J. Barksdale of Halifax, VA; (1) sister: Ms. Edith B. Ferrell of Bayonne, NJ; (2) brothers: Elder Calvin Barksdale and wife, Ann of Danville, VA and Mr. Earl Barksdale and wife, Barbara of Baltimore, MD; (2) uncles: Mr. Joe Louis Jones of New Jersey and Mr. Jose L. Rosa of Brooklyn, NY; (3) aunts: Ms. Louise Thompson of Halifax, VA, Mrs. Ruth Mary Headen and husband, Jimmy and Mrs. Bessie Wyatt and husband, Cleveland, all of Brooklyn, NY; (2) nieces; (5) nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by (1) brother: Mr. William Lawrence Barksdale.

Funeral services for Ms. Yvonne Deloris Barksdale Terry will be Monday, July 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor John Coaxum and Elder Frederick Betts officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery. 

The family is receiving friends at the home of her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Barksdale, 3018 Mountain Road, Halifax, VA.
There will be no public viewing for Ms. Terry.

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


Mrs. Joan Coles Gomes
Mrs. Joan Coles Gomes of Beulah Road, Nathalie, died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C. at the age of 69.

Mrs. Gomes was born in Halifax County on Oct. 21, 1944 to the late Francis Cole and Cary Edmonds Coles. She was married to Andrew J. Gomes and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.

Mrs. Gomes is survived by her husband, Andrew J. Gomes of the home, a daughter, Nicole Gomes of Nathalie, a son, Stacey Gomes and wife, Kimbley of Springfield, two granddaughters: Taylor M. Gomes and Lauren N. Gomes; a brother: Fraytee Coles and wife, Brenda of Nathalie and a host of nieces, including the devoted Brenda E. Medley, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Gladys Powell and Mildred Eloise Womack and a brother: Brann Deford Coles.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 2:30 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie N. Yancey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 2222 Beulah Road, Nathalie.

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

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.


MR. LEE ROY DAVIS

Mr. Lee Roy Davis formerly of Halifax County, VA died on Monday, July 7th at Laurels of Willow Creek Care Center in Midlothian, VA at the age of 95.
Mr. Davis was born in Halifax County, VA on March 11, 1919 to the late Mr. John Buck Davis and Mrs. Pattie Stephens Davis-Coleman and was married to the late Mrs. Beatrice C. Davis. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church and later joined Higher Learning Ministries of Richmond, VA.
Mr. Lee Roy Davis is survived by (2) sons: Clarence L. Davis and wife, Shirley of Chesterfield, VA and Lawrence E. Davis and wife, Estelle of King George, VA; (5) daughters: Selestine D. Easley and husband, Lewis of South Boston, VA, Margaret D. Easley and husband, Johnny of Halifax, VA, Rosa L. Logan and husband, Vince of Forestville, MD, Charlotte D. Jones of Greenbelt, MD and Mary A. Crawley and husband, John of Woodbridge, VA; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; (1) daughter-in-law Mrs. Phyllis G. Davis; (2) sisters: Doris D. Dixon of Woodhine, NJ and Bessie D. Carlers of Baltimore, MD; (1) brother: Isreal Davis and wife, Hilda of Vernon Hill, VA; (2) sisters-in-law: Jean Hunter Davis and Edith Kirby Davis and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by (1) son, John E. Davis, (6) brothers: Rev. Earl Davis, Charlie Davis, Hubert Davis, Woodrow Wilson Davis, Lawrence Davis, Sr. and Johnny B. Davis and (4) sisters: Annie D. Dixon, Rosa D. Stokes, Belle Terry- Coleman and Sadie Dixon Warner.
Funeral services for Mr. Lee Roy Davis will be held Saturday, July 12th at 11:00 a.m. at County Line Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. Lewis and Mrs. Selestine Easley, 1212 Jones Ferry Road, South Boston, VA. Public viewing will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. 
 Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA. 


Alisha Renee Mitchell​

Ms. Alisha Renee Mitchell of Dryburg Road, Scottsburg, VA, died Tuesday, July 1st at her residence at the age of 28.
Ms. Mitchell was born in Halifax County, VA on September 22, 1985 to Ms. Sandra Mitchell and Mr. Lawrence Powell. She was a member of St. James Baptist Church in Scottsburg, VA.
Ms. Alisha Renee Mitchell is survived by her parents: Ms. Sandra Mitchell and Mr. Lawrence Powell, both of Scottsburg, VA; (1) sister: Ms. Ashley Mitchell of Scottsburg, VA; (3) brothers: Mr. Lakeo Mitchell of South, Boston, VA, Mr. Marcello Mitchell of Scottsburg and Mr. Gemarcus Mitchell of Clover, VA; her maternal grandfather: Mr. Joseph Mitchell, Sr. of Clarksville, VA; paternal grandmother: Mrs. Gladys Wylie of Clover, VA; (6) uncles; (8) aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service for Ms. Alisha Renee Mitchell will be Tuesday, July 8th at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday, July 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.



Nannie Louisa Beard King

Mrs. Nannie Louisa Beard King of Brooklyn, New York, formerly of Halifax County, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in New York at the age of 92.

Mrs. King was born in Omega on Oct. 23, 1921 to the late Mr. George Beard and Mrs. Luvinia Tucker Beard and was married to the late Mr. Rosevelt King. Mrs. King was a member of Jeter Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lina K. Green, and husband Orlando of Brooklyn; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ms. Dorothy Beard, of Brooklyn; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, father and mother, three sons, Mr. Alvin King, Mr. George King and Mr. Henry King, also preceded Mrs. King in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Jeter Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor Antori Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Thursday, July 3, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


EDITH ODESSA EPPERSON WILLIAMS

Mrs. Edith Odessa Epperson Williams of Neal’s Corner Road, Clover died Monday, June 30, 2014, at VCU Medical Center in Richmond at the age of 87.



Mrs. Williams was born in Halifax County on Feb. 24, 1927 to the late Mr. Travis P. Epperson and Mrs. Rosa Belle Carter Epperson. She was first married to the late Mr. Charlie Gilmore and later to the late Bishop George W. Williams. She was a member of Clover Apostolic Holiness Church.

Survivors include one son, Mr. George Bowen, and wife Vivian of Goldsboro, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Sonja Bowen and Anthony Bowen and wife Brittney; three great-grandchildren, J’nya Bowen, Anbrielle Bowen and Abrianna Bowen; one half brother, Mr. Arthur Hunt, of New York, New York; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends, including Elder Wilfred Bowey.

Funeral services for Mrs. Williams will be Saturday, July 5, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Clover Apostolic Holiness Church. Burial will follow at Bethel Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Public viewing hours will be Thursday, July 3, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.



Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Willie Mae Wood


Ms. Willie Mae Wood of Easley Street, South Boston died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at her residence at the age of 78.

Ms. Wood was born in South Boston on Aug. 25, 1935 to the late Mr. James Famon Wood and Mrs. Rosa Lee Jackson Wood.

Mrs. Willie Mae Wood is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wanda R. Wood of Waco, Texas, and Mrs. Ella M. Wood of Richmond; three sons, Mr. Kevin Wood of LaPlata, Maryland, Mr. Michael A. Wood of San Antonio, Texas, and Mr. James R. Wood of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Ms. Mary C. Wood, of New York; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Roeli Wood; two sons-in-law, Mr. Donald G. Oden Jr. and Mr. Sam Harris; one aunt, Mrs. Sarah Burns, of South Boston; one niece; one nephew; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. James Wood.

Private memorial services for Ms. Willie Mae Wood were held Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with the Elder Bernard Wilkins who officiated. 

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


Mattie Irving


Ms. Mattie Irving of 1135 Coleman Drive, Alton died Monday, June 30, 2014, at The Meadowview Nursing Home at the age of 87.

Ms. Irving was born in Halifax County on Jan. 21, 1927 to the late Mr. John Davis Irving and Mrs. Betty Harris Irving. 

For many years she was a longtime resident of Brooklyn, New York, where she was a member of Bridge Street Baptist Church. In 1995, she returned to Halifax County and then attended Dan River Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Ms. Amanda Irving and Mrs. Gracie Acree; one brother, Mr. Elisha Irving; a devoted niece and caregiver; Ms. Patricia Dunn; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her father and mother, four brothers, Mr. Charles Irving, Mr. Mark Irving, Mr. George Irving and Mr. William Irving, and four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Turbeville, Ms. Connie Dunn, Mrs. Emma Foster and Ms. Mary Anna Irving, also preceded Ms. Irving in death.

At the request of the family no public viewing or funeral service will be held. Cards and condolences may be sent to Ms. Patricia Dunn, 2109 Coleman Coleman Drive, Alton, VA 24520, or Ms. Ida Turbeville at 1144 Coleman Drive, Alton, VA 24520. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.