Mr. Robert Lee Furges of South Boston died Friday, May 6, 2022, at the age of 98.

Mr. Furges was born in Semora, North Carolina on May 26, 1923, to the late Mr. Phillip Furges Sr. and Mrs. Rosa Faulkner Furges.

He was married to the late Mrs. Bertha Carrington Furges and was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church.

Mr. Furges is survived by three sons, James Allen Carrington (Ruth) of Oxon Hill, Maryland, Melvin Furges (Ann) of South Boston and Darryl Furges (Robyn) of Durham, North Carolina; three daughters, Jane Potts (Walter), Arnetta Roberts (Harold), both of South Boston and Carolyn Brewer (Lowell) of Alton; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two sisters, Viola Brandon of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Alice Mitchell (Fred) of Roxboro, North Carolina; two brothers, Willie Furges of Alton and Shank Furges (Marie) of Newark, New Jersey; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Roy Hill, Ellis Williams, Cynthia Easley and Mary Palmer.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 10 siblings, Jannie Russell, Pattie F. Coleman, Catherine Cunningham, Minnie Bolton, Ossie Martin, Mamie Thomas, Mary Ann Wilson, Sam Hamlett, Bennie Furges and Phillip Furges Jr.

A funeral service for Mr. Robert Lee Furges will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Cross Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Floyd Stanfield, eulogist.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress funeral Home, South Boston.