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Odessa Arnetta Gilmore Richardson
Mrs. Odessa Arnetta Gilmore Richardson of 1010 Gatha’s Trail, Halifax died on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at her residence at the age of 72.

Mrs. Richardson was born in Semora, North Carolina, on Dec. 10, 1941 to the late Mr. Junius J. Gilmore and Mrs. Katie Faulkner Gilmore. She was married to Mr. H. Gatha Richardson Sr. and was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Semora, North Carolina.

She was a retired educator with the Halifax County Public Schools.

Mrs. Richardson is survived by her spouse, Mr. H. Gatha Richardson Sr., of the home; one son, Mr. Marcus Devon Richardson, of Richmond; one step-son, Mr. Henry Gatha Richardson Jr., of News Ferry; eight grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kristin Richardson, of Richmond; one sister, Mrs. Reva Satterfield, of Semora, North Carolina; two brothers, Mr. Freddie Gilmore and Mr. Flenton Gilmore, both of Semora, North Carolina; one brother-in-law, Mr. Roger Satterfield, of Semora, North Carolina; six aunts; two uncles; an admired and favored person she treated as a son, Mr. Andrew Logan, of Halifax; a dear friend, Grace Richardson; and Brenda Ballou, whom she favored as a daughter; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. Isaac Gilmore.

Funeral services for Mrs. Odessa Arnetta Gilmore Richardson will be held Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at 1 p.m. with services at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Semora, North Carolina, with the Rev. Dr. William F. Carr officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for friends will be Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel in South Boston.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1010 Gatha’s Trail, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Mabel Barksdale Coleman

Mrs. Mabel Barksdale Coleman of 1163 Piney Grove Road, Alton died on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 93.

Mrs. Coleman was born in Halifax County on Sept. 18, 1921 to the late Mr. William Barksdale and Mrs. Nettie Carter Barksdale. She was married to the late Mr. Otto Coleman and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Alton, where she served as deaconess.

She was a retired employee of the Halifax County Public School System.

Mrs. Coleman is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edith Hines of Bronx, New York, and Mrs. Emma Fields of Great Falls; two sons, Mr. William E. Coleman of Alton and Mr. Cecil O. Coleman of Alexandria; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Coleman of Alton and Mrs. Arnita Coleman of Alexandria; two sons-in-law, Mr. Samuel Hines of Bronx, New York, and Mr. Timothy Fields Jr. of Great Falls; one aunt, Mrs. Bernice Carter Murphy, of Alton; one sister-in-law, Ms. Evelyn Barksdale, of New Rochelle, New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and spouse, Mrs. Coleman was preceded in death by one daughter, Ms. Nettie Marie Coleman; three brothers, Mr. Levi Barksdale, Mr. Samuel Barksdale and Mr. John Barksdale; and two sisters, Ms. Alease Barksdale and Ms. Elizabeth Barksdale.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Barksdale Coleman will be held Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. with services at New Bethel Baptist Church in Alton with Rev. Harvey L. Bigelow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, from 7 until 8 p.m.

Public viewing for friends will be Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel in South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Millous Jerome Walton

Mr. Millous Jerome Walton of Horseshoe Trail, Cluster Springs died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 58.

Mr. Walton was born in Halifax County on Sept. 2, 1956 to Mr. James “Jack” Walton and the late Mrs. Ollie Crowder Walton. He was a member of New Life Missionary Baptist Church and was an Army veteran.

Survivors of Mr. Walton include three daughters, Mrs. Jereese Paige and husband Mike and Ms. Aekia Lee, all of Washington, D.C., and Ms. Keona Walton of Rocky Mount; one son, Mr. Brian McPatrick, of North Carolina; seven grandchildren; his father of Cluster Springs; five sisters, Ms. Alease Leigh, Mrs. Patricia Chandler and husband Reuben, all of South Boston, Mrs. Gertie Link and husband Herald of Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Vernell Bruce and husband Pastor P.W. Bruce of Turbeville and Mrs. Sandra Davis and husband John of Halifax; four brothers, Mr. William Henry Walton and wife Debra and Mr. Lewis Walton, all of South Boston, Mr. Kenneth Walton and wife Cathy of Halifax and Mr. Terry Walton and wife Petra of Cluster Springs; and a host of nieces and nephews, including the devoted Mr. Kerwin Ewell, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Walton will be Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Terry and Pastor P.W. Bruce officiating.

Burial will follow in the Walton Family cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday, Nov. 23, from noon to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence, 1146 Horseshoe Trail, Cluster Springs.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Robert Lawrence Humphrey

Mr. Robert Lawrence Humphrey of South Boston died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the age of 90.

Mr. Humphrey was born in Person County, North Carolina, on Sept. 3, 1924 to the late Mr. Charlie Troy Humphrey and Mrs. Lovey Clay Humphrey. He was married to the late Mrs. Jacqulion King Humphrey and was a member of Allen’s Chapel AME Church. He was a retired chauffeur and real estate investor.

Survivors of Mr. Humphrey are two sons, Mr. Anthony Humphrey and wife Lori of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mr. Zrebric Humphrey and wife Tammy of Stockton, California; two daughters, Mrs. Venus Baines of Fort Washington, Maryland, and Ms. Barbara Humphrey of Baltimore, Maryland; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Humphrey Sugg of Hampton and Mrs. Clara Faulkner Foster of Yanceyville, North Carolina; one sister-in-law, Miss Lottie King Humphrey, of South Boston; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, three brothers, Mr. Cornell K. Humphrey, Mr. Charlie Humphrey and Mr. Clarence Humphrey, also preceded Mr. Humphrey in death.

Funeral services will be Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Allen’s Chapel AME Church, Roxboro, North Carolina, with the Rev. Larry McDonald officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.




Samuel Junior Mitchell

Mr. Samuel Junior Mitchell of Truxton Avenue, South Boston died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at the age of 45.

Mr. Mitchell was born in Halifax County on April 1, 1969 to the Rev. Samuel Harrison Mitchell and Mrs. Lenora Walker Mitchell. He was a United States Navy veteran.

Survivors include one son, Samuel Josiah Beasley, of York, Pennsylvania; his parents of South Boston; two sisters, Mrs. Angelina Wiley and husband Wayne and Mrs. Tammy Dorsey and husband Sean, all of South Boston; one brother, Mr. Keith D. Mitchell, and wife Imone of South Boston; two nieces; four nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Mitchell will be Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Jeters Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Antori Brown officiating.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, from noon to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, 5146 Bill Tuck Hwy., South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Mary Estelle Rudd

Ms. Mary Estelle Rudd of Halifax died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the age of 82.

Ms. Rudd was born in Halifax County on June 23, 1932 to the late Mr. Garland Rudd and Mrs. Annie Green Rudd.

She was a member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church.

Ms. Mary Estelle Rudd is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Ferrell, and husband Sherman of Halifax; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Margaret Bates and husband Earl of Halifax, Mrs. Julia Mae Whittaby and husband Ronnie, Ms. Thelma Connelley and Ms. Hattie McGregor, all of Connecticut, Mrs. Nannie Rhone and husband Jay and Ms. Mattie Sue Kay, all of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Mr. Billie Rudd and wife Deborah of Connecticut and Mr. William Rudd and wife Lila of Baltimore, Maryland; a devoted aunt, Ms. Mary Mayo, and a host of nieces including Ms. Priscilla Smith; nephews; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Mr. Luther H. Rudd, Mr. Garland “Junior” Rudd and Mr. James Rudd.

Funeral services for Ms. Mary Estelle Rudd will be Saturday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. at Mountain Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Divens officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church Saturday.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.




Calvin Anthony Oliver

Mr. Calvin Anthony Oliver of Vernon Hill died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Berry Hill Nursing Home at the age of 43.

Mr. Oliver was born in Halifax County on Feb. 12, 1971 to Mrs. Berta Marable Oliver and the late Mr. Clinton Oliver.

He was a member of New Arbor Baptist Church.

Mr. Oliver is survived by one daughter, Miss Jessica Coleman, of Chatham; his mother, Mrs. Berta Oliver, of the home; sisters Mrs. Karen Acree and husband Joe of Nathalie, Mrs. Zelda Davis and husband Lawrence of Sutherlin, Mrs. Rhonda Williams and husband Marcus, Mrs. Susan Robertson and husband Victor, Mrs. Lillie Robertson and husband Louis and Ms. Mary Jennings, all of Danville; one brother, Mr. Clinton E. Oliver, of Vernon Hill; five aunts; five uncles; three great-aunts; and a host of devoted nieces and nephews including Ms. Fannie Ford, Ms. Keisha Harrell, Ms. Shawna Watkins, Mr. Joe Acree Jr. and Mr. Chris Acree; other relatives and devoted friends, Mr. Tom Ferrell, Mr. Ricky Cook, Mr. Michael Williams and Mr. Charles Penick.

In addition to his father, Mr. Oliver was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. Michael Oliver.

Funeral services for Mr. Calvin Anthony Oliver will be Saturday, Nov. 22, 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.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston



Mr. Richard Pleasant

Mr. Richard Pleasant of Clover died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at The Woodview Nursing Home at the age of 95.

Mr. Pleasant was born in Halifax County on Nov. 25, 1918 to the late Mr. Richard Pleasants and Ms. Mary Susie Ferrell Pleasants.

Survivors include one sister, Ms. Roberta Brooks, of Clover; and a host of nieces, including the devoted Ms. Susie Pleasant, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, four brothers and four sisters also preceded Mr. Pleasant in death.

A graveside service will be Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Grove Baptist Church cemetery in Mt. Laurel. The family will receive friends at the gravesite Thursday.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Essie Faulkner Carrington

Mrs. Essie Faulkner Carrington of South Boston died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 85.
Mrs. Carrington was born in Halifax County on Nov. 17, 1928 to the late Ms. Mary Ann Faulkner and was married to the late Mr. Lee Ellis Carrington. She was a member of Mayo Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Ms. Mary Barksdale, Mrs. Veresia Mosley and husband Jessie, Mrs. Suzette Wade and husband David, all of South Boston, and Ms. Jeanette Carrington of Mebane, North Carolina; three sons, Mr. James Carrington and wife Ruby, Mr. Ricky Carrington and wife Charlotte, all of Marable Falls, Texas, and Mr. Larry Carrington and wife Katrina of Alton; 28 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Mr. John Lee Faulkner and wife Dorothy of South Boston, Mr. Charlie Ferrell and wife Lillie of Hampton and Mr. Roosevelt Ferrell and wife Nancy of Florida; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mable Carrington; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, one son, Mr. Leo Carrington, and one sister, Ms. Carrie Faulkner, also preceded Mrs. Carrington in death.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Mayo Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Lawrence Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the residence of Mr. David and Suzette Wade, 3030 Link-Puryear Road, South Boston.
Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Hallie Frances Shelton

Hallie Frances Shelton of College Street, South Boston died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 80. Born in Halifax County on April 20, 1934 to the late Will Davis Harris and Mary Elizabeth Chappell Harris, she was first married to the late Lawrence Sutphin Sr. and later to King Shelton. Pastor Shelton served as pastor of Clover Apostolic Holiness Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Hervoline Betts and husband, Pastor Harry Betts of South Boston, Francine Bellamy and husband, William of Woodland, Colo., Deborah Van Johnson and husband Anthony of Georgia and Linda Crews and husband, Alvin of South Boston, two sons, Gregory Coleman and friend Tawanda of South Boston and Lewis Coleman and wife Vidette of Alton, 26 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, two stepsons, Lawrence Sutphin Jr. and wife Gureva of Nathalie and Vance Sutphin of South Boston, a sister, Kenyetta Almond and husband Bruce of Phoenix, Az., and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and a special daughter, Patricia Coleman. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Gerst and a brother, David Harris.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 815 N. Main Street with Bishop Clarence Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Friday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 8 p.m. 

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.


Barbara Johnson Lindsey

Barbara Johnson Lindsey of Rose Hill Drive, South Boston died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at her residence at the age of 69. Born in Halifax County on Oct. 8, 1945 to the late Mr. Otis Dogan and Mrs. Gertrude Johnson, she was a member of Abiding Branch Christian Ministries.

Mrs. Lindsey is survived by two sons, Quentin Lindsey and wife Denise and Clyde Lindsey and wife Patricia, all of South Boston; three daughters, Tonya Lindsey of Lynchburg, Katrina Lindsey and Cassandra Lindsey-Blanding, both of South Boston, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, two brothers, Danny Johnson and wife, Creola and Carl Johnson and wife Lakey, all of South Boston; two sisters, Sandra L. Williams of Durham, N.C., and Jeanette J. Lee of South Boston and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Roy Johnson.

A funeral will be conducted on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, South Boston with Rev. Wallace Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home of Katrina Lindsey, 340 Poplar Creek Street, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


Mary Elizabeth Birch

Mary Elizabeth Birch of Jeffress Boulevard, South Boston died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., at the age of 53. She was born in Crystal Hill on June 4, 1961 to Elizabeth Palmer Birch and the late Roger William Birch.

Birch is survived by a son, Milargroe L. Birch of South Boston, four grandchildren, Sylvia Hutherson, Christian Birch, Chesney Richardson and My’Kyasia Birch; her mother of South Boston, two brothers, Roger Birch and wife Sylvia and Bobby Birch and wife Eurline and a host of other relatives and friends including devoted nieces and nephews and a devoted friend, William Thaxton.

A funeral will be conducted Friday, Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with Rev. Robert Wimbish officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Garden Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, Nov. 13 from noon-6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1934 Jeffress Boulevard, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home. 


Garnett Mitchell Luck

Mrs. Garnett Mitchell Luck of Sinai Road, South Boston died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 69.

Mrs. Luck was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, on Feb. 12, 1945 to the late Mr. Robert Mitchell and Mrs. Janice Hazel Mitchell. She was married to Mr. Lealand D. Luck and was a member of Banister Hill Baptist Church. She was employed with Tri County Community Action Agency and a member of American Legion Post 99 Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Luck is survived by her husband of the home; one son, Mr. Mitchell Luck, and wife Elizabeth of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; two daughters, Mrs. Yolanda L. Epps and husband Jeffries of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Ms. Shanna Luck of South Boston; four grandchildren, J.J. Epps, Jackson Epps, Arrington Luck and Langston Luck; god daughter:  Kim Lovelace; (1) sister:  Rev. Annie M. Lanier of Washington, DC; (2) brothers:  Mr. Timothy Mitchell and wife, Joyce, and Michael Mitchell and wife, Laura, all of Blanch, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and wonderful friends.

In addition to her parents, three brothers, Mr. Benny Mitchell, Mr. Steven Mitchell and Mr. Thomas Mitchell, also preceded Mrs. Luck in death.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Banister Hill Baptist Church with Dr. William F. Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1187 Sinai Road, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Gloria Wyatt Davis

Mrs. Gloria Wyatt Davis of South Boston died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at her residence at the age of 57.

Mrs. Davis was born in Halifax County on Dec. 15, 1956 to the late Mr. John Samuel Wyatt Sr. and Mrs. Jennie Haymes Wyatt. She was married to Mr. Ernest Hudson Davis Jr. and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in South Boston.

In addition to her husband, survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ernessa Fuller, and husband Terrant of Greensboro, North Carolina; two sons, Mr. Juan Davis and fiancé Venus James of Oakland, California, and Mr. Justin Davis and wife Talya of Norfolk; one grandchild; one stepson, Mr. Ernest Davis III, and wife Peggy of Nathalie; one stepdaughter, Ms. LaKreshia Farmer, of South Boston; six step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jane Warren of Richmond, Mrs. Joan Wyatt of Spring Lake, North Carolina, and Mrs. Melinda Stewart and husband Lynn of Fayetteville, North Carolina; three brothers, Mr. John Wyatt Jr., and wife Beverly of Ringgold, Mr. Vernon Wyatt and wife Leretha of McLeansville, North Carolina and Mr. Joel Wyatt and wife Doris of Richmond; three sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Davis will be Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Frederick Eily and the Rev. Richard Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1111 Hunter’s Lane, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.



Maggie Celestine Chappell

Mrs. Maggie Celestine Chappell of Halifax departed this life Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

A memorial service for Mrs. Chappell will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Meadville.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Celestine’s honor to Halifax Home Health and Hospice at 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


Roy Henry Williams

Mr. Roy Henry Williams of Hamilton Blvd., South Boston died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 66.

Mr. Williams was born in Halifax County on Dec. 5, 1947 to the late Mr. John Henry Williams and Mrs. Mammie Penick Williams. He was married to the late Mrs. Louise Harris Williams and was employed with Craddock Terry Shoe Factory for 23 years.

Mr. Williams is survived by four sons, Mr. Roy H. Williams Jr., Mr. Tremaine L. Howell and wife Krystal, Mr. Nyja Howell and wife Natisha and Mr. Richard Jordan, all of South Boston; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one Goddaughter, Ms. Darlene Ragland, of South Boston; three sisters, Ms. Barbara Canada of Nathalie, Mrs. Janice Rice and husband Robert of Georgia and Ms. Margaret Lewin of New York; one brother, Mr. Melvin Williams, and wife Cathy of Danville; two special nephews, Mr. Tony Canada and Mr. James Canada, both of Nathalie; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, two brothers, Mr. Johnny Williams and Mr. Ronald Williams, also preceded Mr. Williams in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Nathalie with the Rev. James Traynham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


TRENT DOUGLAS ADAMS

Mr. Trent Douglas Adams of Washington, DC and formerly of Halifax County died Sunday, October 26th at his residence at the age of 71.

Mr. Adams was born in South Boston, VA on March 11, 1943 to the late Mr. Charlie Adams and Mrs. Florence Jackson Adams. He was a former employee of National Institute of Health and was a Bio Lab Technician.

Mr. Adams is survived by (1) sister: Mrs. Frances Ferguson of Norfolk, VA; (2) brothers: Mr. Thomas Adams and wife, Flora, of Ft. Washington, MD and Mr. Charlie Adams, III of Greensboro, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Ms. Mae Chiles-Reed. In addition to his parents, Mr. Adams was preceded in death by (1) sister: Ms. Cora Adams and (1) brother: Mr. Riley Adams.

Funeral services for Mr. Trent Douglas Adams will be Saturday, November 1st at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Ferry Street, South Boston, VA with Rev. Hayward Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Saturday at the church.

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