Mr. William Samuel “Sam” Blanks of Virgilina passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at the age of 55. He was born on Sept. 7, 1966 the son of the late Hardy Roosevelt Blanks and the late Adah Tunstall Blanks.

Mr. George Thomas Owen of Nashville, Tennessee and formerly of Halifax County, passed away peacefully at his home. He was born on Sept. 8, 1937 in Cluster Springs to the late Rufus Owen Jr. and the late Sue Thomas Owen. Tom was married for 55 years to Gloria Jeanette Owen, who survives.

Ruby Nancy Magdalene Stump Helton Hogan of Alton passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. She was born in Franklin County on Nov. 26, 1940 and was 81 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Melvin Wilson Stump and the late India Clay Stump.

Ms. Ruby Dianette Walker of South Boston died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at her residence at the age of 72.

Mrs. Mary Emma Overbey Seate, widow of the late James Elmo Seate, of Halifax passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at the age of 87. She was born in Nelson on Nov. 4, 1934 the daughter of the late Lem Overbey and the late Lodema Parker Overbey.

Ronald Marshall Falls, 87, of Columbia, South Carolina, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. Ronnie was born in High Point, North Carolina on Feb. 18, 1934. He was educated in the High Point school system and graduated from High Point High School in 1952.

Early Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, God call His angel, Eli Owen Newcomb home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dorothy Throckmorton Ellington of South Boston passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. She was born in Halifax County on Nov. 30, 1934 and was 87 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Claude T. Throckmorton and the late Annie Burton Throckmorton. She was married to the late Ryland Ellington.

On Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, Tonnie L. Dixon departed his earthly life.

Mrs. Gladys Morton Smith, born Sarah Glossie Morton, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at the age 89.

Ms. Naomi Mitchell Carden of South Boston died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at Sovah Health in Danville at the age of 70.

Mr. Harper Edward Cole Jr. of Cary, North Carolina passed way Friday, January 14, 2022, at the Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was born Nov. 25, 1936 in Halifax County and was 85 years old. He was the son of the late Harper E. Cole Sr. and the late Hazel Hudson Cole and was marri…

Ruth Martin Phillips Puryear of South Boston passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. She was born in Scottsburg on July 31, 1938 and was 83 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Leonard Martin and the late Gracie Lloyd Martin.

James Louis “Jim” Davis Sr. of Halifax passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. He was born in Halifax County on July 25, 1943 and was 78 years old. He was the son of the late James Matthew Davis and the late Emma Richardson Davis. He was married to Diane Saunders Davis, who survives.

Gayle Rickman Reaves went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at the age of 79. She was born in Halifax County on May 30, 1942 and was the daughter of the late John and Rosa Banton Rickman.

Mrs. Mary Jane Powell Cole of South Boston passed away on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at the age of 69.

Mr. Jeffrey Alan Hudson Sr. passed away at Duke Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

Mr. James Arthur “Jack” Crews of Brown Summit, North Carolina and formerly of Halifax County died Tuesday, Jan. 11 at his residence at the age of 70.

Edgar Wilson Evans, a resident of Goodview, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital at the age of 84.

Miriam Toney Hammett Flesher, a woman of abiding faith in God, love of family and passion for music, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at home in Halifax. She was 91.

Garland W. Buckner, 94, passed away early Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston. Born on June 16, 1927, he was the fourth child of Alfred F. Buckner and Mildred Long Buckner.

Mr. Clinton Edmonds, 67, of 1082 Wilson Memorial Trail, Halifax, departed this life Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at his residence.

Ms. Eva Mae Bates of New Jersey and formerly of Halifax County died Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at the age of 72. 

Dr. James Walter Gmitter, 76, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. He was the son of the late Charles and Margaret Gmitter of Norfolk.

Jimmy Ray Powell of South Boston died on Jan. 12, 2022, at the age of 77.

Mr. Luther Lee Barksdale of Scottsburg died on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at the age of 47.

Cary Hightower Barksdale Sr. of Paces passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. He was born in Danville on Nov. 21, 1941 and was 80 years of age. He was the son of the late Charles Beverly Barksdale and the late Mary Schofield Barnes Barksdale. He was married to Marsha Jeter Barksdale who survives.

Arthur Douglas Dell’Aria of South Boston passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. He was born in Washington D.C. on Sept. 8, 1944 and was 77 years of age. He was the son of the late Paul Salvatore Dell’Aria and the late Phyllis Smith Dell’Aria. He was married to Barbara Short Dell’Aria, who survives.

George Edward “Peanut” Adcock of South Boston passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 17, 1946 and was 75 years of age. He was the son of the late Norman Giles Adcock and the late Gladys Mae Parrish Adcock.

Mr. Steven Lewis Thomas passed away at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at the age of 76. He was born in Sanford, North Carolina, on July 21, 1945, to the late Eldon and Lola Page Thomas and was married to Nancy Newbill Thomas, who survives.

Mr. Lamar Thomas Jennings of Concord, North Carolina, and formerly of South Boston died on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at the age of 37.

Mr. Jimmie Bane Watts of Scottsburg passed away on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in South Boston.

Mrs. Mary Glenn Sims Coleman of Virgilina died Tuesday, Jan. 4 at South Boston Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 96.

Mr. Donnie Lee Fears, age 62 of South Boston, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at Berry Hill Nursing Home. He was the son of the late Margaret Alease Walker Fears and Louis Lee Fears.

Mr. James Ricardo “Ricky” Gee of South Boston died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at South Boston Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 69.

Mrs. Inell Jennings Walker, age 79, of Nathalie passed away on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at Heartland Health Care Center, Lynchburg. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Jennings and Annie Bell Jennings. 

Sharon Scott Reaves went peacefully home to the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at the age of 69 with her husband and son by her side. Her hard fought battle with several serious medical conditions in recent years showed her strength and desire to remain here with those she loved. Though we wi…

Mr. Tyree Jermaine “TJ” Bailey of Virginia Beach and formerly of Halifax County died on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at the age of 45.

Edward Dean “Poncho” Wilborn of Scottsburg passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, from congestive heart failure. He was born in South Boston on Feb. 4, 1964 and was 57 years of age. He was the son of the late Raymond Edward Wilborn and the late Lillian Irene Hudson.

Mrs. Jean Fears Moorefield of Nathalie passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on Sept. 14, 1951 and was 70 years old. She was the daughter of the late Joe Joseph Fears Jr. and the late Louise Seamster Fears. She was a member of Pro…

Carol Black-Harrell, age 75, of Clarksville, passed away peacefully, at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. Carol was born Nov. 3, 1946 on a farm in Churubusco, New York.

Willie Truman Fitts, 76, peacefully moved to heaven to be with his Lord on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. He was born June 8, 1945 in Mecklenburg County to Carrie Lee Thomas (Spangler) and Richard Lewis Fitts who both preceded him in death.

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