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Janie Lovelace Williams

Janie Lovelace Williams of Easley Street, South Boston died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at the age of 93. Born in Halifax County on Sept. 5, 1921 to the late James Lovelace and Carrie Jennings Lovelace, she was a member of Millstone Baptist Church.

Ms. Williams is survived by a host of nieces and nephews, two devoted great nieces, Rosa Marie Crews of Halifax and Mary Louise Crews of South Boston and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

A funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at Millstone Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Crews officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.



Carolyn Juanita Majors Coles
Carolyn Juanita Majors Coles of Halifax died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at Lynchburg General Hospital at the age of 71. Born in Halifax County on Aug. 4, 1943 to the late Johnny Edward Majors and Edna Logan Majors, she was married to the late Brann Deford Coles and was a member of St. Paul C.M.E. Church. She was employed with the former Burlington Industries, Inc. and later with Georgia-Pacific in North Carolina.

Mrs. Coles is survived by a son, Brad Deford Coles and friend, Mary Simpson of Spotsylvania and a daughter, Angela Coles Motowski and husband, Matt of Dearborn, Mich., five grandchildren, one great grandchild, two step grandchildren, three brothers, William “Timmy” Majors, Thomas Majors and wife Betty and Theodore Majors and wife, Gracie, all of Halifax, a step sister, Sarah Jones of Hyattsville, Md., three aunts, Peggy Logan, Martha Logan and Joanna Starkey and a host of in-laws, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with Rev. Alfred L. Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

Public viewing for Mrs. Coles will be Friday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax. The family will receive friends at the service on Saturday.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.



​ Anthony Louis Reid

Mr. Anthony Louis Reid of Halifax, VA died on Wednesday, October 8th Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 43.

Mr. Reid was born in Halifax County, VA on February 7, 1971 to Mr. Arthur Louis Reid and Mrs. Annie Miller Reid. He was a member of Deliverance Tabernacle Faith Church of Deliverance. 

Mr. Anthony Louis Reid is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Justyce Reid of South Boston, VA; his parents: Mr. Arthur Louis Reid and Mrs. Annie Miller Reid, both of Nathalie, VA; (2) sisters: Ms. Lena Davis of Nathalie, VA and Ms. Dorrine Reid of Baltimore, MD; (4) aunts: Ms. Mary Lois Reid, Ms. Ethel Glass, Ms. Gracie Miller and Ms. Bethena Reid; (4) uncles: Mr. Thomas Miller, Mr. Earl Miller, Mr. Leon Miller and Mr. Archie Reid; (1) niece Ms. Angela Miller; (4) nephews: Mr. Maurice Davis, Mr. Eric Davis, Mr. Courtney Davis and Mr. Morris Williams; and a host of cousins including the devoted: Mr. Willie Miller, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Mr. Deon Stanfield. Mr. Reid was preceded in death by (1) nephew: Mr. O’brian Davis.

 Funeral services for Mr. Anthony Louis Reid will be held Tuesday, October 14th at 3 p.m. at Miracle Revival Holiness Church, 720 Cedar Forest Road, Long Island, VA with Pastor Donnell Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1053 Bell Lane, Nathalie, VA. Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

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


Addie Mitchell Cheeks

Addie Mitchell Cheeks of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Halifax County, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro at the age of 81. Born in Halifax County on June 9, 1933 to the late Samuel Mitchell and Lucy Stanfield Mitchell Brooks, she was married to Melvin Cheeks and was a member of Jeter Chapel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Cheeks is survived by her husband of the home, five daughters, J. Louise Lloyd and Brenda J. Mitchell, both of Philadelphia, Deborah Redmond and husband, James of Orange County, Calif., Joy Mitchell Booker and husband, William of Augusta, Ga., and Gail P. Coston and husband, Charles of Philadelphia, two sisters, Theresa Poole of Philadelphia and Othello Lee and husband, Roscoe of South Boston; a brother, Samuel Mitchell and wife, Lenora of South Boston, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Randi Mitchell and a sister, Mary White.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at Jeter Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Antori Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Mitchell, 5746 Bill Tuck Highway, South Boston.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 1-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.



MR. LEVI BYRON HAMILTON, SR.

Mr. Levi Byron Hamilton, Sr. of North Main Street, South Boston, VA, died on Monday, September 29th at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 85.

Mr. Hamilton was born in Halifax County, VA on January 31, 1929 and was the son of the late Mr. William Carr Hamilton and Mrs. Mary Susie Pounds Hamilton. He was married to Mrs. Amelia Walton Hamilton and was a member of Ebenezer Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Hamilton was a United States Air Force veteran and was the owner and operator of the former Hodges Jewel Box, Inc.

Mr. Levi B. Hamilton, Sr. is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amelia W. Hamilton of the home; ( 1) son: Mr. Levi B. Hamilton, Jr. of South Boston, VA; (5) daughters: Mrs. Katrina H. Graves and husband, Adolphus of Manassas, VA, Ms. Kathy H. Gore of Holly Springs, NC, Ms. Shelby G. Hamilton of Mitchellville, MD, Mrs. Martha H. Henry and husband, Anthony of Richmond, VA and Mrs. Frankie L. Towner and husband, Alonzo of Austell, GA; (7) grandchildren; (5) great grandchildren; (3) sisters: Mrs. Emily Driggins of Baldwin, NY, Mrs. Anne Nelson of Memphis, TN and Mrs. Vivian Clark of South Boston, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hamilton was preceded in death by (1) son: Howard Dwayne Hamilton, (1) sister: Geneva Rose Coles, and (6) brothers: William, Moses, Robert, George, Henry and Riley Hamilton.

Funeral services for Mr. Levi B. Hamilton, Sr. will be held Friday, October 3rd at 11 a.m. with services at Ebenezer Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 2309 North Main Street, South Boston with burial to follow in the Pounds Family Cemetery with military honors.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 2203 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.

In lieu of floral arrangements please consider contributions to the C.O.P.D. Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Miami, Fl 33130 or www.copdFoundation.org in memory of Levi Bryon Hamilton, Sr.

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




Corey Lamar Lawson

Mr. Corey Lamar Lawson of Glendale Drive, South Boston died on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville at the age of 24.

Mr. Lawson was born Jan. 16, 1990 in Halifax County to Mr. Curtis Lawson and Mrs. Carolyn Jones Lawson.

Mr. Corey Lamar Lawson is survived by his parents, Mr. Curtis Lawson of Virgilina and Mrs. Carolyn Jones Lawson of South Boston; three sisters, Ms. Latrice Lawson, Ms. Essence Lawson and Ms. Jocelyn Lawson, all of South Boston; one brother, Mr. Chauncey Jones, of Greensboro, North Carolina; one niece, Ms. Chloe Jones, and one nephew, Mr. William Jones, both of Greensboro, North Carolina; and a host of aunts, including the devoted Ms. Judy Jones, uncles and other relatives and friends, including the devoted Mr. Theodore “Gemini” Coleman, Mr. Bryant Coleman and Mr. Keonte Walker.

Funeral services for Mr. Corey Lamar Lawson will be Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Ferry Street, South Boston with the Rev. Hayward Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence, 119 Glendale Drive, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral, South Boston.




Clinton Oliver

Mr. Clinton Oliver of Ridgeway Road, Vernon Hill died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 78.

Mr. Oliver was born in Halifax County on Aug. 26, 1936 to the late Mr. Howard Oliver and Mrs. Dorothy Stovall Oliver. He was married to Mrs. Berta Marable Oliver and was a member of New Arbor Baptist Church.
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Mr. Clinton Oliver is survived by his wife, Mrs. Berta Marable Oliver, of the home; two sons, Mr. Clinton E. Oliver and Mr. Calvin Oliver, both of Vernon Hill; six daughters, Mrs. Karen Acree and husband Joe of Nathalie, Mrs. Susan Robertson and husband Victor, Mrs. Lillie Robertson and husband James and Ms. Mary Jennings, all of Danville, Mrs. Zelda Davis and husband Lawrence of Sutherlin and Mrs. Rhonda Williams and husband Marcus of Roxboro, North Carolina; 17 grandchildren including the devoted Darius, Fannie, Joe and Chris; three step-grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one brother, Mr. Clarence Oliver, of Danville; four sisters, Mrs. Hallie Christian and husband Jasper and Mrs. Eunice Gunn and husband Harvey, all of Danville, Mrs. Mattie Vance of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Arlene Smith and husband Earl of Florida; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Linda Marable; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, including the devoted Mr. Chris Penick and Mr. Calvin Davis.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Oliver was preceded in death by one son, Mr. Michael Oliver; three grandchildren, Danny, Brian and Christen; two brothers, Mr. Franklin Oliver and Mr. Robert Oliver; and two sisters, Ms. Mary Oliver and Mrs. Dorothy Ferrell.

Funeral services for Mr. Clinton Oliver will be Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at New Arbor Baptist Church with the Rev. Nelson Stamps officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Joe and Mrs. Karen Acree, 2112 Leda Road, Nathalie.

Public viewing will be Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Keith Graves

Mr. Keith Graves of High Point, North Carolina, and formerly of Halifax County died on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at the age of 43.

Mr. Graves was born in Washington, D.C. on July 4, 1971 to Ms. Linda A. Briggs and the late Mr. Alonzo Dwight Graves.

Mr. Keith Graves is survived by two daughters, Ms. Kiera Graves of South Boston and Ms. Kaelin Graves of High Point, North Carolina; two sons, Mr. Trevaughn Graves of South Boston and Mr. Kadon Graves of High Point, North Carolina; he lovingly raised as sons Mr. Mikell Feutral, Mr. Sean Feutral and Mr. Gared Cobb, all of High Point, North Carolina; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Linda A Briggs, of Greensboro, North Carolina; one sister, Mrs. Monica Graves Stanfield, and husband Trent of Sanford, North Carolina; his companion, Ms. Michele Feutral, of High Point, North Carolina; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Keith Graves will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Banister Hill Baptist Church with Bishop Alan B. Graves officiating. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence of Ms. Sharon C. Graves, 1203 Crawford Road in Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Lawrence Edmonds Sr.


Lawrence “Clyde” Edmonds, Sr. of Bridgeport, Conn., formerly of Halifax County died on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in Bridgeport, at the age of 61. Born in Halifax County on May 11, 1953 to Clarine Marable and the late Benjamin Edmonds, he was raised by the late Henry Edmonds and Beatrice Edmonds.

Mr. Edmonds is survived by a daughter, Kristie Edmonds, a son, Alexander Edmonds, four grandchildren, Mia Parker, Tyrell Parker, Leila Edmonds and Julissa Edmonds, his mother, Clarine Marable, 16 sisters, 14 brothers and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with burial to follow in Christ Temple Blue Rock Holiness Church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 



Ebony Star Wilkins McKenzie

Mrs. Ebony Star Wilkins McKenzie of Eden, North Carolina, died Sept. 18, 2014 at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newman, Georgia, at the age of 33.

Mrs. McKenzie was born Sept. 12, 1981 in Richmond and was the daughter of Mr. Willis Carol Wilkins and Mrs. Janice Bell Wilkins, and she was married to Mr. Tony Anthony McKenzie.

She was a member of White Oak Fork Baptist Church.

Mrs. McKenzie was employed by Ruby Tuesday Restaurant in Eden.

In addition to her husband, survivors include one daughter, Miss Shakiya McKenzie, of Eden; her mother of Keeling; her father of Virgilina; one sister, Ms. Danyell Vass, of Eden; one brother, Mr. Toney Wilkins, of Keeling; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Evaughn Wilkins, of Virgilina; several uncles and aunts including, the devoted Ms. Florence Medley, of Virgilina; four nieces; one nephew; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. McKenzie will be held Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. at White Oak Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Janice B. Wilkins, 292 Blair Lane, Keeling.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



MASON ESLESS COLEMAN

Mr. Mason Esless Coleman of Coleman Drive, Alton, VA died September 21st at Peak Resources of Treyburn Nursing Home in Durham, NC at the age of 74.

Mr. Coleman was born in Halifax County, VA on January 6, 1940 and was the son of the late Mr. Esless Scott Coleman and Mrs. Pattie Fergus Coleman. He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.

Mr. Mason E. Coleman is survived by his adopted children: Mrs. Doris Brandon and husband, Joseph and Ms. Marshella Coleman, all of Alton, VA, Ms. Jennifer C. Villeda of Timberlake, NC, Mr. Stevie Coleman and Ms. Jessica Coleman, both of Alton, VA and Mr. Damon Coleman whom he raised as his son of Alton, VA; (4) sisters: Mrs. Fairy Pointer and husband, John of Alton, VA, Mrs. Aileen Martin and husband, Bernard of Axton, VA, Mrs. Florence Jeffreys and husband, McCoy of Alton, VA and Mrs. Brenda Goode and husband, Kerry of Sutherlin, VA; (7) brothers: Mr. Allen Coleman and wife, Mary, Mr. Linwood Coleman and wife, Odessa, Mr. Roland Coleman and wife, Jean, Mr. Phillip Coleman and wife, Edith, Mr. Robert Coleman and wife, Margie and Mr. James Coleman, all of Alton, VA and Mr. Cecil Coleman and wife, Bonnie of Round Hill, VA; (6) grandchildren; (1) great granddaughter; (3) uncles; (7) aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Coleman was preceded in death by (1) son: Kenneth Coleman and (1) brother: Joseph Fergus.

Funeral services for Mr. Mason E. Coleman will be held Thursday, September 25th at 1:00 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church in Alton, VA with Rev. Harvey L. Bigelow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the Coleman family home, 1105 Coleman Drive, Alton on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m.

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

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



MR. MOSES McCARGO, SR.

Mr. Moses McCargo, Sr. of South Boston, VA died Wednesday, September 17th at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 88.

Mr. McCargo was born in Halifax County, VA on March 23, 1926 to the late Mr. Willie McCargo and Mrs. Lillie Mitchell McCargo. He was married to the late Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Herbert McCargo and was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church.

Mr. Moses McCargo, Sr. is survived by (2) sons: Mr. Raleigh Alexander Herbert (Petronella Morene) of Manhattan, NY and Mr. Moses McCargo, Jr. of Scottsburg, VA; (2) daughters: Mrs. Gloria Powell and husband, James of Stafford, VA and Mrs. Wanda Vaughn and husband, Byron of Clover, VA; (6) grandchildren; (6) great grandchildren; (1) son-in-law: Mr. Cedric Martin of South Boston, VA; (2) sisters-in-law: Ms. Joanna Herbert and Ms. Thalia McCargo; (1) brother-in-law: Mr. Louis Herbert; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. McCargo was preceded in death by (1) son: Mr. Dwight Nathaniel McCargo; (1) daughter: Mrs. Linder McCargo Martin; and all his siblings; Mr. William McCargo, Mrs. Gracey McCargo Hamlett, Mr. Jeff McCargo, Ms. Beatrice McCargo, Ms. Bertha McCargo, Ms. Vestella McCargo Mitchell, Mrs. Ella Maud Crews, Mr. James McCargo, Mrs. Viola Merca and Mr. Matthew McCargo.

Funeral services for Mr. Moses McCargo, Sr. will be Saturday, September 20th at 11:00 at Spanish Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Womack officiating and Rev. Cathy McCargo, eulogist. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.


The family will receive friends at Jeffress Funeral Home Friday evening from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. and all other times at the home of Mr. Byron and Mrs. Wanda Vaughn, 307 North Main St. Clover, VA.

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



MR. RICKY LEE BARKSDALE

Mr. Ricky Lee Barksdale of Augusta, GA and formerly of Halifax Co, VA died on Friday, September 5th at the age of 55.

Mr. Barksdale was born in Halifax County on July 17, 1954 to Mrs. Betty Barbour Barksdale and the late Mr. Monroe Barksdale. He was a United States Army Veteran and was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

Mr. Ricky Lee Barksdale is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Erica Barksdale of New York; his mother: Mrs. Betty B. Barksdale of New York; (2) sisters: Mrs. Lavern Logan of Binghampton, NY; and Mrs. Mary Hendrix of Far Rockaway, NY; (3) nieces; (2) nephews; (6) great nieces; (5) great nephews; (9) aunts; (4) uncles; and a host of other relatives and friends, including his devoted ex-wife: Ms. Marina Barksdale and devoted friend, Ms. Liz Cross. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by (2) sisters: Mrs. Jacqueline Davis and Ms. Alice Barksdale.

Funeral services for Mr. Ricky Lee Barksdale will be Saturday, September 20th at 2:00 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Pastor, Rev. Therman Betts officiating, and Rev. Al Dean, Eulogist. Burial will follow in The Barbour Family Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #99.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of Ms. Sasha Davis, 1830 Jefferson Avenue, South Boston, VA.

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


MRS. GRACIE WADE RICHARDSON 

Mrs. Gracie Virginia Wade Richardson of South Boston, VA died on Thursday, September 11th at The Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 97.

Mrs. Richardson was born in Alton, VA on June 17, 1917 to the late Mr. Arch Wade and Mrs. Ida Brandon Wade. She was married to the late Mr. Archie Alexander Richardson and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Alton, VA.
Mrs. Gracie Virginia Wade Richardson is survived by (3) daughters: Mrs. Queen Ester Chavious, Mrs. Jean A. Coleman and Ms. Ada M. Richardson; (1) son: Mr. Benjamin A. Richardson; (19) grandchildren; (43) great grandchildren; and a host of great - great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Gracie Virginia Wade Richardson will be Friday, September 19th at 2:00 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, Alton, VA with Rev. Harvey L. Bigelow officiating and Rev. Elton Medley, eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Mrs. Jean Coleman, 1072 Coleman Drive, Alton, VA. Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, September 18th 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. 


MR.RILEY LEE CANADA

Mr. Riley Lee Canada of Hunting Creek Rd, Nathalie, VA died Wednesday, September 10th at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 63.

Mr. Canada was born in Halifax County on September 1, 1951 to the late Rev. Willis Canada Jr, and Mrs. Maria Cousins Canada. He was married to the Mrs. Beatrice Canada and was a member of Bethel Grove Baptist Church. 

Mr. Riley Lee Canada is survived by his wife: Mrs. Beatrice Canada of the home; (1) brother: Dr. Willis Canada of Richmond, VA; (3) devoted nephews: Mr. James Canada, Mr. Tony Canada and Mr. Anthony Wilson; (1) devoted niece: Mrs. Tiffany Wilson; (1) aunt: Mrs. Rosa Sydnor of Alexandria, VA; (6) sisters-in-law; (2) 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. James L. Canada.

Funeral service for Mr. Riley Lee Canada will be Saturday, September 13th at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Grove Baptist Church with Rev. William Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery. 

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 7078 Hunting Creek Rd, Nathalie, VA. 

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



MRS.  VIRGINIA WOMACK PANNELL

Mrs. Virginia Womack Pannell of Main Street, Danville, VA died Saturday, September 6th at Danville Regional Medical Center at the age of 66.

Mrs. Pannell was born in Halifax County on September 15, 1947 to Mrs. Lillie Mae Womack Ragland and the late Mr. Wilson Williams. She was married to the late Mr. Junior Pannell. 

Mrs. Virginia Womack Pannell is survived by (1) daughter: Mrs. Virginia Taylor and husband, Anthony of South Boston, VA; her mother: Mrs. Lillie Mae Womack Ragland of Halifax, VA; (3) grandchildren; (6) great grandchildren (8) sisters: Mrs. Carolyn Ballou and husband, George of West Virginia, Mrs. Brenda Ballou and husband, William of Smithfield, VA, Mrs. Mary Gains and husband, Joseph of Clarksburg, MD, Ms. Brenda Witcher, Ms. Annie Elmore, Ms. Shelia Martin, Mrs. Cynthia Motley and husband, Henry all of Danville, VA, and Mrs. Denise Dove and husband, Brad of Hagerstown, MD; (7) brothers: Mr. Jesse Muse and wife Stephaine, Mr. James Muse and wife Pamela, and Mr. Tony Muse, all of Germantown, MD, Mr. Calvin Muse and wife Shelia of Clarksburg, MD, Mr. Wilson Williams JR and wife, Myrtle of Danville, VA, Mr. Thomas Williams and Mr. Larry Williams, both of Danville, VA; her mother-in-law: Mrs. Rosa Lee Kirby of Halifax, VA; (4) brothers-in-law; (7) sisters-in-law;; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service for Mrs. Virginia Womack Pannell will be held Friday, September 12th at 2:00 p.m. at New Mt. Olive Apostolic Church with Suffragan Bishop Leonia Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Virginia Taylor, 309 McKinney St. South Boston, VA.
Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.


MRS. MARGARET CHAPPELL CLARK

Mrs. Margaret “Marie” Chappell Clark of Stebbins Street, South Boston, VA died Saturday, September 6th at her residence at the age of 90.

Mrs. Clark was born in Halifax County on November 8, 1923 to the late Mr. Lawrence Wilkerson and Mrs. Martha Ann Chappell Noblin. She was married to the late Mr. James Edward Clark and was a member of Five Fork Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Clark is survived by (1) daughter: Ms. Ann Marie Clark of South Boston, VA; (2) sisters-in-law: Miss Dorothy Clark of South Boston, VA and Mrs. Rebecca Sykes of Richmond, VA; (2) devoted nieces: Mrs. Betty Green of South Boston, VA and Miss LaTonya Clark of Richmond, VA; (3) cousins: Mr. Richard Chappell, Sr. of South Boston, VA, the devoted Miss Marie Roberts of White Plains, NY and Ms. Geraldine C. Walton of South Boston, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Funeral service for Mrs. Margaret “Marie” Chappell Clark will be Thursday, September 11th at 1:00 p.m. at Five Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Moses Dixon officiating. Burial will follow in Jeter Chapel Church Cemetery. 
The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1513 Stebbins Street, South Boston, VA. Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

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



MRS. ROBERTA COLEMAN JENNINGS

Mrs. Roberta Coleman Jennings of Buffalo Road, Long Island, VA died on Wednesday, September 3rd at Danville Regional Medical Center at the age of 87.

Mrs. Jennings was born in Virgilina, VA on July 13, 1927 to the late Mr. Edward Davis Coleman and Mrs. Jannie Owens Coleman. She was married to the late Mr. Lacy A. Jennings and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Jennings was an educator in the Halifax County Public School System for many years, retiring as a principal.

Mrs. Roberta Coleman Jennings is survived by (1) daughter: Dr. Juliet C. Jennings of Danville, VA, (2) sisters: Mrs. Dolichos C. Hughes of Danville, VA and Mrs. Jean C. Hairston of Queens, NY; (1) brother: Mr. E. Asa Coleman of Manassas, VA; (1) godson: Mr. Travis Bryant and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by (3) sisters: Mrs. Edna C. Wilkerson, Mrs. LouElla C. Cunningham and Mrs. Gladiola C. Peerman, and (1) brother: Mr. LeRoy Coleman.

Funeral services for Mrs. Roberta Coleman Jennings will be held Tuesday, September 9th at 1:00 p.m. at First Buffalo Baptist Church in Long Island, VA with Rev. James Carrington and Rev. Rodney Dillard officiating and Rev. Lawrence Wilkerson Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 


The family will receive friends Monday, September 8th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and all other times at the home of Dr. Juliet Jennings, 358 Updike Place, Danville, VA.

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



MR. CHARLES HURTT


Funeral services for Mr. Charles Hurtt are scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 6th at St. James Baptist Church, 1133 Green Level Road, in Scottsburg, VA. 


 There will be a family visitation from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. and the funeral itself will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. 


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



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.