Reverend Dr. Elton Theauther Medley of Colonial Road, Virginia Beach and formerly of Halifax County died Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital in Virginia Beach at the age of 73.

Rev. Medley was born in Halifax County on Dec. 27, 1946 to the late Mr. Willie Earl Medley and Mrs. Martha Carrington Medley. He was married to Mrs. Karetha P. Medley.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Karetha P. Medley; two daughters, Aresha Medley and Elder Crystal Hopkins (Darrius); one son, Bishop Tony E. Medley Sr. (Kimberly); two devoted grandsons, Steffan Watts and Xavier Watts; three granddaughters, Amber Burgess (Robert), Bianca Medley-Palmer (Brian) and Diamond Hopkins; three grandsons, Tony Medley Jr., Khalil Watts and Darrius Hopkins II (D2); two great-granddaughters, Kamille and Kayonnie Burgess; one god-daughter, Kim Carrington; one sister, Roslyn Nesbit (Lee); one brother, Thomas Scovens Jr. (Gwendolyn); one aunt, Catherine Coleman; two uncles, Earl Wilson and Larry Wilson; three sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Graveside service for Reverend Dr. Elton Theauther Medley will be held Thursday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. with services at Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Michael Galloway as eulogist.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, a facemask and social distancing will be required.

Public viewing will be on Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.