Judy Kay McDowell, 72, of Alton, wife of Dillard H. “Mac” McDowell Jr., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 3, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Shirley Hudson Tate, age 79, of Drakes Branch, VA, went to be with the Lord on April 2, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Joel and

Mr. Glen Phillip Anderson of Halifax passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 4, 1935 and was 84 years old. He was the son of the late Henry Doctor Anderson and the late Lillie Crews Anderson and was married to Georgia Pulliam Anderson who survives.

Earlie Thomas Wade Jr. of Nathalie passed away March 31, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on April 4, 1932 and was 87 years of age. He was the son of the late Earlie Thomas Wade Sr. and the late Essie Martin Wade, and was married to the late Bertie McDaniel Wade.

Mrs. Margaret Shotwell Ford passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the age of 76. She was born on Feb. 13, 1944 to the late Henry Alfred Shotwell and the late Gracie Virginia Lowery Shotwell.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Henry Ford.

Gary Davis Whitt of South Boston passed away March 30, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on Aug. 11, 1950 and was 69 years of age. He was the son of Frances Smith Whitt and the late Owen Davis Whitt. He was married to Sandra Saunders Whitt who survives.

Mr. Robert Bruce “Bob” Howitt of South Boston passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at the age of 75.  Bob was born in Amsterdam, New York on May 4, 1944 to Samuel and Marguerite Howitt. He was married to Rebecca Murray Howitt.

Hazel Lowery Conner of Bay City, Texas passed away March 25, 2020 from Alzheimer’s. She was born in Halifax County on April 30, 1942 and was 77 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Herbert G. Lowery and the late Melissa Conner Lowery.

Mr. John Oliver Watkins Jr. of South Boston passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 at his home. He was born in Richmond on Dec. 1, 1948 and was 71 years old. He was the son of the late John Oliver Watkins Sr. and the late Sylvia Jean Oates Watkins.

Mrs. Barbara Jean Morris Holt went to her Heavenly home on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Born in Halifax County on March 25, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Willie O. Morris Sr. and the late Bessie Lee Tuck. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Lee Holt.

Ms. Katrecia Nadette Powell of Lower Liberty Road, Nathalie died on Wednesday, March 25 at her residence at the age of 44.

Thomas Edward Fears of Halifax passed away March 26, 2020. He was born in Fort Carson, Colorado on March 31, 1968 and was 51 years of age. He was the son of Ann Baylous Fears and the late James Edwards Fears, Jr. He was married to Kelly Satterfield Fears who survives.

Harvie Ludson Hardie passed away peacefully at his Mount Laurel home on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the age of 88.

Omar Frank Ellis, 83, of Nathalie passed away Monday, March 23, 2020, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Sieglinde Rankl Ellis.

Mrs. Edith Ingram Powell of South Boston passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the age of 94. Born in Halifax County on Feb. 22, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Hudson Ingram and Fannie Spencer Ingram and was married to the late Carlton Lewis Powell.

Mr. Garland Nathaniel Crowder of Virgilina died Tuesday, March 17 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age 75.

Harrison Miles Conner Sr. of South Boston passed away at his home on March 23, 2020 at the age of 83. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 1, 1936, the son of the late Easley Belt Conner and Etta Sue Long Conner.

Peggy Guill Snead of South Boston passed away March 20, 2020.

Mrs. Virginia McCargo Barksdale of South Boston, VA died Saturday, March 14 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age 97.

Mrs. Arlean Davis Hamlette, age 65 of Gladys, passed away on March 17, 2020 on Gladys.

Mr. Bobby James Davis, Sr. age 65 of Gladys, passed away on March 17, 2020 in Gladys. He was the son of the late Mr. William Davis and Mrs. Mary Alice St. John Davis. 

John “Johnny and John D.” Douglas Williamson, of Danville died peacefully, at home sitting in his favorite recliner, snuggled under his blanket, on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Hester Linwood Townsend, 88, of Drakes Branch passed away peacefully in his home on March 20, 2020. 

Mr. Luther Wood of Edmonds Street, South Boston died Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Henrico Health & Rehabilitation Center at the age 92. 

Dakota Wayne Yancey of South Boston passed away Monday, March 16, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on July 7, 2000 and was 19 years of age. He was the son of Wendel Scott Yancey and Melissa Ann Thomas.

Miss Mildred Ann Henderson of Nathalie passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born Nov. 17, 1928 in Halifax County, VA and was 91 years old. She was the daughter of the late Frank R. and Maggie M. Henderson.

Mrs. Gladys Comer Williamson of Nelson passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the age of 84. Born in Halifax County on May 8, 1935, she was the daughter of the late George Robert Comer and Mary Elizabeth Zimmerman and was married to the late Ray Hoover Williamson.

Mrs. Josephine Tharpe Lloyd of Halifax passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the age of 76.

Irma Dawson Seamster, 68, of Nathalie passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at home. She was the wife of David Lynn Seamster.

Mrs. Katherine Casey Byron of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of South Boston, passed away March 8, 2020.

Mr. Samuel Raleigh Williamson Sr., 80, of South Boston, entered eternal rest on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. William Ray Harman of Nathalie passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the age of 77. He was born in Halifax County on July 21, 1942, the son of the late John Milton Harman and the late Veda Mae Hall Harman. William was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a truck driver.

Willis Eugene Griffin Jr. of Clover passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on Feb. 28, 1949 and was 71 years of age. He was the son of Rosetta Martin Griffin and the late Willis “Pete” Griffin.

Brenda Wilkerson Savage went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. She is the daughter of Marion K. Wilkerson and the late Troy Maxwell Wilkerson.

Mr. James McArthur Chiles of South Boston died on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 77.

Nancy Lee Ricketts Barnett, 86, of Martinsville, passed away Thursday Feb. 27, 2020, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Chrystine Coates Martin of Lynchburg formerly of South Boston passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at the Lynchburg Health and Rehab. She was born April 25, 1931 in Halifax County, VA and was 88 years old. She was the daughter of the late Elwood Coates and the late Gracie Powell Coates and…

Jonas Walker, age 83, of South Boston peacefully answered his Savior’s call on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.

William Augustus Giles “Billy” McGhee Jr. of Nathalie passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on June 27, 1960 and was 59 years of age. He was the son of the late William Augustus Giles McGhee Sr. and the late Carolyn Hite McGhee.

John Marshall “Buck” Holland Jr., 83, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Durham, North Carolina. Buck was born on March 22, 1936 in Rustburg.

Kaye Abbott Smith, 68, of Republican Grove passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at home. She was the wife of Frederick “Freddy” Smith.

Mr. Clarence Tucker Jr. of Richmond and formerly of Halifax County died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Chippenham Hospital, Richmond at the age of 59.

Eva Vance Frasca of South Boston passed away Feb. 27, 2020. She was born in Piscataway, New Jersey on Feb. 21, 1921 and was 99 years of age. She was the daughter of the late William Vance and the late Mary Ellen Hall Vance.

Carrie Ann Williams, wife of Johnny Mack Williams, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at the age of 69. She was born in Halifax County on Sept. 23, 1950, the daughter of the late William T. and Ellis Martin Hazelwood.

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