James Brooks, 82, of Oxford, N.C. died January 27, 2004 at his home.
Mr. Brooks was born in Halifax County on May 22, 1921, the son of the late Ethel Brooks Jones. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Virgilina.
Survivors include two aunts, Della Lassiter of Virgilina and Mary Lou Tuck of Granville County, N.C.; a devoted friend, Alec Yancey; and other relatives and friends.
A funeral service for Mr. Brooks was held January 31 at 2 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lorenzo Love officiating. Burial took place in First Baptist Church of Virgilina Cemetery.
Hubert Wesley Bryant
Hubert Wesley Bryant, 82, of Roxboro, N.C. died January 10, 2004 at his home.
Mr. Bryant was a native of Person County, N.C., and the son of the late William Thomas and Betty Elizabeth Clayton Bryant. He was owner and operator of Country Boys Produce, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of Roxboro Church of God.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, January 14 in the Roxboro Church of God by the Rev. J. Harold Palmer, Sherman Lester, Connor Lambert and the Rev. Ray Loftis. Burial will follow in Person Memorial Cemetery.
Surviving Mr. Bryant is his wife, Doris Collins Bryant of the home; five sons, Danny Bryant and wife, Carol, of Douglasville, Ga., Terry Bryant of High Point, N.C., Bobby Bryant of South Boston, Michael Bryant and fiance, Diana, of Salisbury, N.C. and Jerry Bryant of the home; one daughter, Peggy Owen and husband, James, of Halifax; one brother, Wallace Bryant and wife, Bobby Jean, of Sanford, N.C.; one sister, Marlean B. Hatcher Loftis and husband, Ray, of Clover, S.C.; six grandchildren, Sherri Lynn Bryant, Travis James Owen, Casey Brandon Owen, Jordan Bryant, Audrey Bryant and Jared Kindlespire; and his mother-in-law, Thelma Collins of Roxboro.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Roxboro Church of God, PO Box 1046, Roxboro, 27573.
Amalia Moore Burleigh
Amalia Moore Burleigh, 92, of Lynchburg died January 16, 2004. She was the widow of the Rev. James Sidney Burleigh.
Born November 2, 1911, in Campbell county, she was the daughter of the late William Bryant Moore and Etta Neighbors Moore.
Mrs. Burleigh was a graduate of Lynchburg College, a retired math teacher for the Lynchburg City School System, and numerous other school systems through Virginia. She co-owned and operated the Burleigh Charolais Farm following her retirement from teaching, was a caretaker for the elderly with the Community Service Agency, and a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, the Rev. William J. Burleigh and his wife, Susan, of Lynchburg; two granddaughters, Karyl B. Bloyer and her husband, Christopher, of Upper Marlboro, Md. and Catherine B. Smith and husband, Brian, of New Stanton, Pa.
A funeral service for Mrs. Burleigh was held at 1 p.m. January 20 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Revs. Joseph T. Carson and C. Douglas Pillow. Burial followed in Fort Hill Memorial Park.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Centenary United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1501 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, 24503.
Helen Walker Burton
Helen Walker Burton, 89, of South Boston died February 22, 2004 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Burton was born in Portsmouth on January 29, 1915, the daughter of the late Sue Stanfield Walker and Thomas Walker and was married to the late Wilmer Scott Burton. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was a former Deaconess and a member of the WMU.
A funeral service will be held today, February 25 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Tim Cannon officiating. Burial will follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens.
Surviving Mrs. Burton are one son, Gerald Burton Sr. and his wife, Estelle, of Louisburg, N.C.; one brother, Franklin Walker of Princeton, Ky.; a grandson, Gerald Burton Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; a granddaughter, Sheri Scott Burton of Charlotte, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Kelsey Burton and Lindsey Burton.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, 24592.
Blanche Williams Canada
Blanche Williams Canada, 99, of 1009 Williams Road, Scottsburg died April 6, 2004 at The Woodview.
Mrs. Canada was born in Halifax County on July 26, 1904, the daughter of James T. and Florence Olivia Wilmoth Williams, and was married to the late Beverly Gibson Canada.
Survivors include one sister, Sallie Austin of Scottsburg; two brothers, Frank Williams of Scottsburg and James Williams of South Boston. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lillie Walters; five brothers, Flave, Willie, Sam, Robert and Connic Williams.
Funeral services for Mrs. Canada will be held today, April 9 at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bonnie Pizzeck and Kenneth Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of Carlton Williams, 124 White Oak Drive, South Boston.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Clover United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1005 Mosley Ferry Road, Clover, 24534.
Theodore Roosevelt Carden
Theodore Roosevelt Carden, 91, of 1183 Allenís Mill Road, Scottsburg died February 11, 2004 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mr. Carden was born in Halifax County on December 12, 1912, the son of the late Elijah Carden and Nater McCargo Carden and was married to Lutishia Smith Carden. He was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church, and was a World War II Army Veteran.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Elizabeth Jeffress and Brenda Carden, both of Richmond, and Wilma Jean Carden of Scottsburg; five sons, Terry Carden of Waco, Texas, Donald L. Carden of Columbus, Ga., Cliffer T. Carden and George E. Carden, both of Halifax, and Milton Carden of Philadelphia, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Augusta Venable and Josephine Jacobs, both of Tuckahoe, N.Y.; and one brother, Hebert Carden of Tuckahoe.
A funeral service for Mr. carden will be held February 17 at 1 p.m. at Spanish Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronald Womack officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Leslie Bernard Carr Sr.
Leslie Bernard Carr Sr., 102, of James D. Hagood Highway, Halifax died January 2, 2004.
Mr. Carr was born in Halifax County on February 6, 1901, the son of Elder Austin Carr and Amanda Panniel Carr and was married to Mamie Graves Carr. He was a member of The Church of God & Saints of Christ, a retired farmer and former employee of Southern Processors, Inc.
Survivors include six children, Alice Carr Coleman, Melba Lipscomb and husband, Robert, and James Carr, all of South Boston, Mary Cartwright and husband, Barry, of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., Leslie B. Carr Jr. of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. and John Carr and wife, Luvearn, of Piscataway, N.J.; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service for Mr. Carr will be held at The Crawford House in Halifax today, January 7 at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Reginald Richard Carrington
Reginald Richard Carrington, 61, of Norfolk, formerly of South Boston, died February 29, 2004 at his home.
Mr. Carrington was born in Halifax County on March 1, 1942, the son of the late Otis W. Carrington and Willie Adams Carrington. He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church and was a Veteran of the United States Army.
Survivors include his mother of South Boston; two sons, Reginald Holiday and Donnell Holiday, both of Norfolk; four daughters, Cheryll Levy of Portsmouth, Leslie Joseph and Laura Joseph, both of Virginia Beach, and Michelle Holiday of Norfolk; two sisters, Madeline Scott of Paterson, N.J. and Wanda Tucker of South Boston; four brothers, Otis H. Carrington and Bernard L. Carrington, both of South Boston, Willie J. Carrington of Norfolk and Gregory L. Carrington of Oxon Hill, Md.
Funeral services for Mr. Carrington will be held tomorrow, March 6 at 2 p.m. at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis White officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home in South Boston this evening, March 5, from 6 to 8.
Randolph ĎBudí Chappell
Randolph "Bud" Chappell, 71, of Vernon Hill, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Chappell was born in Halifax County on October 9, 1932, the son of the late Willie Gilbert Chappell and Rosa Younger Chappell and was married to Bradie Dixon Chappell.
Mr. Chappell is survived by his wife, four daughters, Dorothy Barbour of South Boston, Linda Dixon and Ollie Virginia Chappell, both of Vernon Hill, and Brady Adams of Blairs, two sons, Harrie Chappell and Christopher Chappell, both of Vernon Hill, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include four sisters, Pearlean Powell of Florida, Catherine Woods of South Boston, Kay Frances Brown of Halifax and Odessa Lovelace of Albany, N.Y., two brothers, Sherman Chappell of Bridgeport, Conn., and Anthony Chappell of South Carolina, two step-sisters, Elma Lee of Hyattsville, Md., and Clotilia Edmonds of South Boston, three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Chappell was preceded in death by one son, Lonnie Chappell, and two brothers, Leon Chappell and Willie Obie Chappell.
Funeral services will be held today, April 5, at 11 a.m. at New Zion Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Christ Temple Blue Rock Holiness Church Cemetery in Vernon Hill.
Dr. Leon Ernest Coleman
Dr. Leon Ernest Coleman, 74, of 632 North Main Street, Halifax died January 14, 2004 at his home.
Dr. Coleman was born in Halifax County on May 29, 1929, the son of the late Rev. Lee Ernest Coleman and Annie Walker Coleman, and was married to Lottie Tucker Coleman. He was a Korean War Army Veteran and was a retired principal of Edmondson High School and Skill Center in Baltimore, Md.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Vicki Coleman of Charlottesville, Ditra Coleman, Gail Coleman-Terry and Joy Coleman, all of Baltimore; one son, Leon Coleman Jr. of Beverly Hills, Calif.; three grandchildren; one sister, Sallie Coleman Thomas of Washington, D.C.; one son-in-law, Gregory Terry; and one daughter-in-law, Kim Coleman.
Funeral services for Dr. Coleman were held January 17 at 2 p.m. at Banister Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Sandy Palmer and Mattie Carr officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 99.
Willie Murphy Coleman
Willie Murphy Coleman, 90, of 1020 Talley Loop Trail, Halifax died March 8, 2004 at Riverside Nursing Home in Danville.
Mr. Coleman was born in New York on July 28, 1913, the son of the late Raleigh Carrington and Alice Morton Carrington. He was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church of Scottsburg where he served as a deacon.
Survivors include two sons, John M. Coleman Sr. of Crystal Hill and Thomas H . Morton of Stuarts Draft; three brothers, Aaron Coleman of New York, James Coleman and Major Coleman, both of Scottsburg; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Dorothy D. Coleman of Crystal Hill and Willie M. Morton of Stuarts Draft.
A funeral service for Mr. Coleman will be held tomorrow, March 11 at 1 p.m. at Spanish Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Coleman Sr., 6137 Howard P. Anderson Road, Crystal Hill.
Mae Willie Clark
Mae Willie Clark, 90, of 1080 Green Level Road, Scottsburg died February 10, 2004 at her home.
Mrs. Clark was born September 27, 1913, to the late Julius Clark and Eva Allen Clark.
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Lalar Clark of Hackensack, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Clark will be held tomorrow, February 14 at 2 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church with the Rev. B.B. Blackwell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Norman Morris Cousins
Norman Morris Cousins, 78, of 3024 Neals Corner Road, Clover died March 27, 2004 at The Woodview.
Mr. Cousins was born in Halifax County on April 14, 1925, the son of Chestley Cousins and Katherine Harris Cousins, and was married to Mary Greene Cousins. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, a retired Army Veteran having served during World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He was the recipient of a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife; one son, the Rev. Kevin L. Cousins of Browns Mill, N.J.; one daughter-in-law, Marie Cousins; and one granddaughter, Kayla B. Cousins of Browns Mill.
Funeral services for Mr. Cousins will be held tomorrow, April 3 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. James E. Traynham officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Arlington National Cemetery on April 13.
The family is receiving friends at the home.
Charles B. Covington, Jr.
Charles B. Covington Jr., 79, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Newport News, died January 13, 2004 at Hospice House in Vero Beach.
Mr. Covington was born in Halifax County on June 15, 1924, the son of Charles B. Covington and Myrtle Sneed Covington, and was married to Janet B. Covington. He served in the United States Navy, was a survivor of the S.S. Effington Navy Gun Crew which sunk due to German torpedoes off the coast of Murmansk, Russia in 1942.
He served in the Navy reserve from 1947 until his retirement in 1984. Mr. Covington was employed by Warwick County in 1951 and served as the County Treasurer from 1952 to 1958. He also served as the Treasurer for the City of Newport News from 1958 until his retirement in 1978.
Mr. Covington served as president of the Peninsula Heart Association, president of the Treasurer's Association of Virginia and president of the American Legion Home, Inc. He was also a member of Elks Lodge 315, Bremond Lodge A.F.A.M., a member of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Heart Association and was a member of the Naval Reserve Enlisted Association.
Survivors of Mr. Covington include a son, Charles B. Covington III and wife, Vicki, of Newport News; three daughters, Victoria McKenna and husband, John, of Warminster, Pa., Barbara Covington of Durham, N.C. and Candace Covington of Panama City, Fla.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Marguerite Moss and husband, C.B., of Houston, Texas, Audrey Wells and husband Louis, of Woodstock, Ga. and Maxine King and husband, Keister, of Virginia Beach.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Earnest Junior Crews
Earnest Junior Crews, 75, of Nathalie died Friday, April 2, 2004, at The Woodview Nursing Home.
He was born in Halifax County on March 12, 1929, the son of the late Earnest Crews and Ollie White Crews and was married to Geneva Owens Crews. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church.
Mr. Crews is survived by his wife, four daughters, Norma Crews Davis of Java, Joyce Crews Stephens of Danville, Clara Crews Wilson of Virginia Beach and Stephanie Crews Jones of Woodbridge, one son, Will Earnest Crews of North Carolina, two sisters, Lucy Petty and Elizabeth Crews, both of Nathalie, eight grandchildren, four sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one son, Willis Earl Crews, one sister, Ella Easley, and three brothers, James Crews, Amos Crews and William Crews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 6, at 11 a.m. at County Line Baptist Church with the Rev. Otis Dillard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 2052 Leda Road, Nathalie.
Herbert Leroy Crews
Herbert Leroy Crews, 73, of Long Island died February 21, 2004 in Lynchburg General Hospital.
Born April 18, 1930, in Halifax County, he was a son of the late Joseph S. Crews and Ethel Robey Crews.
Mr. Crews was a member of Straightstone Baptist Church and was a retired tobacco farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Davis Crews of the home; two sons, Michael L. Crews Sr. and wife, Ruby, of Brookneal and Jeffrey L. Crews and wife, Faith, of Long Island; a brother, J.T. Crews and wife, Bernice, of Long Island; three sisters, Virginia Compton of Chesapeake, Mary Pat Owen of Brookneal and Barbara Jean Roakes and husband, Ed, of Gladys; a sister-in-law, Janie Crews of Nathalie; four grandchildren, Michael L. Crews Jr., Stuart T. Crews, Eric Scott Crews and George 'Mac' Abbitt; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille George; and four brothers, Billy, Raymond, Edwin and Robert Crews.
A funeral service was held February 23 at 2 p.m. at Straightstone Baptist Church with the Rev. James Manuel officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department or the Renan Volunteer Fire Department.