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SAMUEL JOE LOUIS YANCEY

Mr. Samuel Joe Louis Yancey of Alpharetta, GA transitioned from life on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Northside Hospital at the age of 74.

Mr. Yancey was born in Halifax County, VA on July 29, 1940 to the late Rev. William M. Yancey and Mrs. Martha Lee Clark Yancey. He was married to Mrs. Carol Moffet Yancey and was former owner of “A Touch of Class” limousine service.

Mr. Samuel Joe Louis Yancey is survived by his wife Mrs. Carol M. Yancey of the home; (2) daughters: Mrs. Sandra Cunningham and husband, John of Pembrook Pines, FL and Mrs. Sharon Yancey and husband, Derrick of Mt. Vernon, NY; (10) grandchildren; (5) great-children; (2) step-children: Mr. David Moffet and wife, Marjane of Power Springs, GA and Mrs. Robin Kershaw and husband, Byron of Alpharetta, GA; (3) sisters: Mrs. Thelma Booker and husband, Carl of White Plains, NY, Mrs. Rosalie Hook and husband, Lester, and Ms. Jessie P. Yancey Coleman all of Tuckahoe, NY ; (1) brother: Mr. James W. Yancey of Scottsburg, VA; (4) brothers-in-law: (1) special cousin: Ms. Katherine McCargo and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services for Mr. Yancey will be Friday, October 31, 2014 at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roswell, GA. 

Condolences may be emailed to www.hanleysheltonfuneraldirectors.com 

Funeral arrangements are by Hanley-Shelton Funeral Service, 473 Lawrence St., Marietta, GA 30060.  



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.



VERNESTA HARRIS ROSS​

Mrs. Vernesta Harris Ross of East Hyco Road, South Boston, VA died October 26th at her residence at the age of 65.

Mrs. Ross was born October 6, 1949 in Roxboro, North Carolina and was the daughter of Mrs. Myrtle Jones Harris and the late Mr. Herman Harris. She was married to the late Mr. Walter Lee Ross, Sr. and was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church, where she sang on the senior choir and served on the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Ross was a 1967 graduate of Mary Bethune High School.

Mrs. Vernesta Harris Ross is survived by (3) sons: Mr. Walter L. Ross, Jr. of South Boston, VA, Mr. Giles L. Ross and wife, Elizabeth of Durham, NC and Mr. Herman L. Ross and wife, Cassandra of Halifax, VA; her mother: Mrs. Myrtle J. Harris of South Boston, VA; (13) grandchildren; a devoted aunt and uncle: Mrs. Alene Graves and Mr. Isaac J. Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. In addition to her husband and father, Mrs. Ross was preceded in death by (2) brothers: Rodney Harris and Vincent Harris.

Funeral services for Mrs. Vernesta Harris Ross will be held Wednesday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m. at Jones Chapel Baptist Church, Roxboro, NC with Rev. Ronald K. Booker, Sr. and Rev. Lee Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the home of Mrs. Myrtle J. Harris, 5095 East Hyco Road, South Boston, VA.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday 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.



Berman Lee Woodson Jr.

Mr. Berman Lee Woodson Jr. of Silver Spring, Maryland, formerly of Halifax County, died Oct. 15, 2014 at his residence at the age of 68.

Mr. Woodson was born in South Boston on Oct. 19, 1945.

He was survived by a host of loving family and loving friends.

A funeral service for Mr. Woodson will be held Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 99.

The family will receive friends at the service Sunday. There will be no public viewing for Mr. Woodson.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.




Naomi Coleman Carden

Mrs. Naomi Coleman Carden of Scottsburg died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 84.

Mrs. Carden was born in Halifax County on March 28, 1930 to the late Mr. Ernest Coleman and Mrs. Fannie Mosley Coleman. She was married to the late Mr. Levi Edward Carden Sr. and was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Naomi Coleman Carden is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Deborah C. Washington and husband James R. of Charlottesville and Mrs. Lola C. Boyd and husband Joel of Virginia Beach; four sons, Mr. Levi Carden Jr. and wife Paulette, Mr. Larry D. Carden and wife Patricia, Mr. Marvin A. Carden and wife Aleece, all of Scottsburg, and Mr. Calvin O. Carden and wife Gladys of Clover; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Robinson of New York, Mrs. Leatha McAdoo of South Boston, Mrs. Fannie G. Allen of Baltimore, Maryland, and Mrs. Vastena Overton of Browns Mills, New Jersey; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Geanea M. Coleman and Mrs. Gladys Coleman; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends including the devoted Mrs. Irene Powell.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Mrs. Sallie Haskins, Mrs. Lillian Bailey, Mrs. Jessie Franks and Mrs. Rosa Smith, and five brothers, Mr. Phillip Coleman, Mrs. Ernest Coleman Jr., Mr. Levi Coleman, Mr. Frank Coleman Sr. and Mr. Genight Coleman.

Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Coleman Carden will be Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Spanish Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Womack officiating.

Burial will follow in the hurch cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1191 Allen Trail, Scottsburg.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


 Fannie Christine Perkins

Ms. Fannie Christine Perkins of Nathalie died on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Meadowview Terrace Nursing Home in Clarksville at the age of 97.

Ms. Perkins was born in Halifax County on March 4, 1917 to the late Mr. Thomas Columbus Perkins and Mrs. Hattie Ewell Perkins.

She was a member of Crystal Hill Baptist Church.

Ms. Fannie Christine Perkins is survived by her devoted nieces and nephews, Joanne Malone and husband Jimmy, Lillie Clark, Richard White and wife Madge, Barbara Dickerson and husband James, Jaunita Barksdale and husband Alvin, Mary Clark, Corrine Stovall, Willie M. Jones, John Williams and wife Georgette, Keith, Derrick, Kevin, Sheila Williams, Doris and Joyce Traynham, Deborah Bradley, Thelma Bailey, Earl Perkins, Henry Perkins and wife Paulette, Loretta Appleton and Thomas Perkins Jr.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Henry, Herman, Lawrence, Meadie, Thomas and Algie Perkins; seven sisters, Mary S. Dunkley, Emma Poindexter, Hamely White, Lanter Traynham, Lena Traynham, Elizabeth Parker and Myrtle Williams.

Funeral services for Fannie Christine Perkins will be Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at noon at Crystal Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Louis S. Leigh officiating and the Rev. David Clark, eulogist.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the service on Friday.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.


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.