Peggy Coates Clarke of Madison Heights passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. She was born in Halifax County on May 26, 1938 and was 81 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Clem Edward Coates and the late Elsie Mae Shelton Coates. She was married to the late Louis Earlie “Spot” Clarke.

Fredric Blanton Powell, 77, husband of Brenda Burnett Powell, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. The son of the late Fred and Rosalie Powell, Freddie was born Sept. 12, 1942.

Robert Lewis Jones of Halifax passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. He was born in Watkins Glenn, New York, on July 29, 1946 and was 73 years of age. He was the son of the late Harry Jones and the late Hilda Lewis Jones.

Mrs. Ella Lee Stovall Owen of Zion Hill Church Loop Road, Virgilina died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 99. Mrs. Owen was born in Halifax County on Feb. 13, 1920 to the late Mr. George Pope Stovall and Mrs. Nannie Harris  Stovall. She was married t…

Carolyn Hite McGhee of Halifax passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. She was born in Mecklenburg County on April 25, 1934 and was 85 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Johnnie Cornelius Hite and the late Avis Blanks Hite.

Mrs. Nancy Edmonds Ross of Glendale Drive, South Boston died on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 70.

Mr. William Alonzo Jones, age 70, of Nathalie died on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Brookneal. He was the son of the late Mr. Alonzo Jones and Eliza Clark Jones.

Ruth Lucille A. Ferrell of Halifax passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. She was born in Mecklenburg County on July 12, 1934 and was 85 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Eddie Lee Allgood and the late Dora Ann King Allgood and was married to the late Jesse Owen “Doc” Ferrell.

Mr. Wesley Grey Simmons passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at the age of 80. Born in Halifax County on June 15, 1939, he was the son of the late Frank Edward Simmons and the late Louise Reagan Simmons. He was married to Faye Hudson Simmons, who survives.

Mrs. Connie Darlene Francisco Shearin, age 49 of Nathalie, died on Nov. 26, 2019 in Lynchburg. She was the daughter of Mrs. Phyllis Beadles Francisco and the late Mr. Charles Early Francisco and was the wife of Mr. Jeffrey Shearin.

Mr. James Carrington of Sutphin Road, South Boston, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at his residence at the age of 66.

Ms. Tonya Maretta Lindsey of Lynchburg, formerly of Halifax County, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in South Boston at the age of 52.

Peggy Andrews Walker of South Boston passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.

Mr. Leon Curtis of Paul James Road, Halifax died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Sentara Woodview at the age of 87.

James Turner “Tree Top” Keatts of South Boston passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. He was born in Halifax County on May 8, 1955 and was 64 years of age. He was the son of Lillie Mae Perkins Keatts and the late Jasper Turner Keatts.

Kenneth David Peade, 64, of Nathalie passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at home.  He was the husband of Cathy Crews Peade.

Bonnie Singleton Evans, 71, of Nathalie passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She was the wife of the late Norfleet P. Evans.

Mr. Desman L. DeJournette, 33, of 218 Forest Road Drive, Danville, departed this life Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in SOVAH Health, Danville.

Mabel Joyce P. Perkins of Halifax passed away Nov. 20, 2019. She was born in Halifax County on March 2, 1933 and was 86 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Ethel Emma Dunaway Perkins and the late Robert Perkins. She was married to the late Linwood “Pete” Landrum Perkins.

Julius Riley “Joe” Barksdale of South Boston passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. He was born in Halifax County on June 3, 1938 and was 81 years of age. He was the son of the late Julius R. Barksdale and the late Leida R. Boyd. He was married to Margaret Wilborn Barksdale who survives.

Frances Coles McClennan of Halifax passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. She was born in Montgomery, West Virginia, on Jan. 30, 1926 and was 93 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Nathaniel Robert Coles and the late Katherine Hankins Coles. She was married to the late William Ellio…

Mrs. Malinda Snead Smith of Coles Ferry Road, Nathalie died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at her residence at the age of 95. Mrs. Smith was born in Halifax County on Dec. 27, 1923 to the late Mr. David Snead Sr. and Mrs. Martha Epperson Snead. She was married to the late Mr. James Edward Smith and…

Phyllis Adams Blair passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at the Madison Medical Resort in Odessa, Texas, at the age of 90 from the complications of a stroke. Phyllis was born at home on Nov. 3, 1929 to Edna Reeves and John Adams in Halifax County. The family moved to Gregg County, outside…

Mrs. Irma “Polly” Covington Bradley, 93, joined her husband, Daniel Watkins Bradley, in heaven on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. She was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Maude Cook Covington. 

Mr. John Thurman Owen passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the age of 71. He was born in Halifax County on March 10, 1948 to the late Lloyd Carter Owen and the late Penta Turner Owen and was married to Frances Terry Owen.

Norman S. Burton, age 79, a resident of Harford County, Maryland, is in eternal rest, taking his last breath on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. 

Mr. Ronnie Lee Hall, age 71, a resident of Chocowinity, North Carolina, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington.

William Kenneth Womack of Sentara Woodview, South Boston died on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Kenneth was born to John and Gracie Moore Womack on May 28, 1931 in Halifax County. He was 88 years of age at the time of his death.

Ms. Christine Edith Clark of South Boston died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation in Danville at the age of 78. Ms. Clark was born in Halifax County on Aug. 8, 1941 to Mrs. Bertha Robinson Clark Hundley and the late Mr. Carlton Clark.

On Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, Brandon Jamal Hollowell was taken home to be with the Lord. He was born on Sept. 5, 1998 in Prince George County, Maryland, to Arleen Crews-Hollowell and Robert Charles Hollowell Sr.

Mrs. Irene Carden Powell of Scottsburg died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at her residence at the age of 88. Mrs. Powell was born in Halifax on Sept. 15, 1931 to the late Mr. Willie Carden and Mrs. Creola Mosley Carden. She was married to the late Deacon George Samuel Powell and was a member of Spa…

Wilton Edward Ragland (Baby Cuz) of South Boston passed away on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019, at around 7 a.m. He was born on Sept. 5, 1947.

Danny Preston Hite Sr. of Virgilina, husband of Lonie Bet Overby Hite, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the age of 65. He was born on Dec. 20, 1953 in Halifax County to the late Chester Preston Hite and the late Mildred Hope Hudson Hite.

Mr. Derrick L. Terry, formerly of Halifax County, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the age of 39.

Mrs. Shirley Mae Carr of Vernon Hill died Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at her residence at the age of 69.

Chris Ford Sr. of South Boston died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, at he age of 69.

Mr. Joseph Christopher Owen of Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 48.

Stephanie Kimberly Cox of Greensboro, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at her home.

Frank Booker Hackney, 94, of Halifax passed away at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

Matthew Stuart Suttle, age 72, of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, formerly of Vernon Hill, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at the Hershey Medical Center.

James “Jimmy” Brann Hogan of Buffalo Junction passed away at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at the age of 75. He was born July 26, 1944 in Halifax County to the late James Thomas and Irene Puckett Hogan.

Julia Mae Walden Church of Dry Fork passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. She was born in Halifax County on Nov. 3, 1939 and was 80 years of age. She was the daughter of the late John Samuel Walden Jr. and the late Cornelia Mae Gosney Walden. She was married to the late Frank B. Church.

Mrs. Sara S. Humphries, 92 of South Boston went to her heavenly home, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

Mr. Milton Alvin Barksdale Sr. of Green Level Road, Scottsburg died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at his residence at the age of 71.

Ms. Frances Jean Mitchell of South Boston died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at her residence at the age of 84.

Mr. Thomas William Bond Sr., husband of Helena Blair Bond, passed away at his home on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at the age of 75. He was born in Camden, New Jersey on Jan. 7, 1944 to the late Phillip Bond and the late Betty Cottman Bond. Thomas was a retired mechanic.

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