Lottie Evelyn White Ingram
Lottie Evelyn White Ingram, 91, of Keeling died March 3, 2004 in Piney Forest Health Care Center.
Mrs. Ingram was born March 25, 1912, in Pittsylvania County the daughter of Abraham Cooper White and Lydia Byrd White, and was married to David Thornton Ingram Sr.
She was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church where she was active in Sunday School work. Mrs. Ingram was retired from Dan River Inc. and farming.
Survivors include one son, David Thornton Ingram Jr. of Keeling; one daughter, Juanita I. Haley of Long Beach, N.C.; one grandson, George Steven Ingram of Keeling; one great-granddaughter, Tabita Ingram; and one sister, Adelle W. Lewis of Raleigh, N.C.
Mrs. Ingram was also preceded in death by one son; two sisters, Eva W. Tanksley and Lucy W. Saunders; and three brothers, Kent, Malcolm and Ira White.
A funeral service will be held today, March 5 at 4 p.m. at Wrenn -Yeatts North Main Chapel in Danville with the Rev. Herman Absher officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Burial Park.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Keeling Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 12, Keeling, 24566, or the Laurel Grove Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 26, Sutherlin, 24594.
Aileen Celestie Hines Irby
Mrs. Aileen Celestie Hines Irby, 91, of South Boston and formerly of Nathalie, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Irby was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Hines and Annie Elizabeth Elder Hines and was married to the late John Nolan Irby.
She was a member of Hunting Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Aileen Celestie Hines Irby is survived by two sons, Robert Lee (Bob) Irby and wife, Marian, of Nathalie; and John Otey (J.O.) Irby and wife, Bettie, of Halifax; six grandchildren, Deborah Morris and husband, C.J., of South Boston, Deanna Weatherford and husband, Randy of Danville, Matt Irby and wife Wendy of South Boston, Tim Irby of Halifax, David Irby of Halifax, Mark Irby and wife Mary Jo of Clover; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Aileen Celestie Hines Irby will be held today, March 8, at 3 p.m. at Hunting Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.D. Mills, the Rev. Richard Saunders and the Rev. Tony Sisk officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hunting Creek Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of Robert Lee (Bob) Irby, 1005 Stony Ridge Road, Nathalie.
For memorials, please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, Va., 24592, or a charity of your choice.
Rev. Dr. Aquillia Johnson Sr.
Rev. Dr. Aquillia Johnson Sr., 80, of 212 Wildflower Drive, South Boston, formerly of Newark, N.J., died February 15, 2004 at his home.
Rev. Johnson was born in Aiken, S.C. on April 30, 1923, the son of the late William Johnson and Amanda Calhoun Johnson, and was married to the late Alice Homes Johnson. He was the owner of Johnson Trucking Co. and also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Rev. Johnson served as pastor of Beulah Grove Baptist Church in Newark before retiring. He was an active member of the Black Ministers Conference of Newark and Shiloh Baptist Association.
Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Penn of South Boston; four sons, Rev. Aquillia Johnson Jr. of Linden, N.J., Anthony Johnson of San Francisco, Calif., Gregory Johnson of Orlando, Fla. and Craig Johnson of Pleasantville, N.J.; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Williams of Detroit, Mich. and Hazel Cadle of Aiken, S.C.; and one brother, Bennie Johnson of Passaic, N.J.
A funeral service for Rev. Johnson will take place February 21 in Newark.
Velma Roberts Jones
Velma Roberts Jones, 87, of Augusta, GA, formerly of South Boston, died February 3, 2004 at Forrest Lake Health Care in Augusta.
Mrs. Jones was born in Halifax County on January 28, 1917, the daughter of Elijah Thomas Roberts and Daisy Jane Hipkins Roberts, and was married to the late Claude Radcliff Jones.
Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Barbara Larson of Augusta, Ann Jones Jarrell of Henderson, N.C. and Helen Jones Mandich of Beaufort, S.C.; one son, Hugh Steve Jones of Richmond; one stepson, Bobby R. Jones of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service for Mrs. Jones will be held today, February 6 at Powell Funeral Home Chapel in South Boston at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Horace Murray officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Slobadan Joncic of South Boston died February 27, 2004 at The Woodview.
He was born on October 10, 1914, in Yugoslavia, the son of Syvja Joncic and Marija Joncic and was married to the late Evelyn Fiore Joncic.
Mr. Joncic was a member of the Eastern Orthodox Faith, a Veteran of the US Merchant Marine Coast Guard, and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Laura Olson of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Buster D’Armato of Halifax, and Julie Labarbera of Holtsville, N.Y.; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service for Mr. Joncic was held February 29 at Powell Funeral Home Chapel at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Melvin Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, 24592.
Denise Anne Sivertson King
Denise Anne Sivertson King, 46, of 695 Cedar Point Drive, Buffalo Junction, died Friday, January 30, 2004 at Duke University Medical Center.
Mrs. King was born in Portsmouth on September 20, 1957, the daughter of Andrew Thomas Sivertson Jr. and Barbara Sharrett Sivertson and was married to Isaac W. ‘Ike’ King III. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and Ducks Unlimited.
Survivors include her husband; her mother of Portsmouth; one brother, Gary T. Sivertson and wife, Lee, of Chesapeake; and two nephews, Jared and Grant Sivertson, both of Chesapeake.
A funeral service for Mrs. King was held Sunday, February 1 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Andrew Bawtree officiating. Burial will take place in Olive Branch Cemetery in Portsmouth tomorrow, February 3 at 11 a.m.
The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home in Portsmouth this evening, from 7:00 until 8:30.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider the Halifax County Humane Society, PO Box 969, South Boston, 24592, or a charity of choice.
Fannie Denise King
Fannie Denise King, 21, of Bronx, N.Y. died March 14, 2004 in South Boston.
Miss King was born October 20, 1982, in New York, the daughter of Johnnie King and Carmen Quintero Martinez. She was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, survivors include four sisters, Jackie Martinez, Christine Melendez and Pam Green, all of Bronx, and Nicole Green of Bridgeport, Conn.; two brothers, Lavon Green of Bridgeport and Kelly Green of Brooklyn, N.Y.
A funeral service for Miss King will be held tomorrow, March 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Lacks Family Cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of Eleanor Coleman, 1061 Lackstown Road, Clover.
Roy Wesley King
Roy Wesley King, 70, of South Boston died April 7, 2004.
Mr. King was born in Campbell County on October 14, 1933, the son of Oliver Cromwell King and Mary Shelton King and was married to Mildred 'Mickey' Perkins King.
Surviving Mr. King are his daughters, Lisa King of Huntersville, N.C., Janet Dawson and her husband, David, of Halifax, and Donna Griffith and husband, Mike, of Cary, N.C.; one granddaughter, Stacey Dawson of Halifax; one brother, Jackie King and his wife, Betty, of Lynchburg; one sister, Annie Wood and her husband, Harvey, of South Boston; and his loving companion, Ella Williams, of Virgilina.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, Melvin and Russell King; and one sister, Edna Elder.
Funeral services for Mr. King will be held tomorrow, April 10 at 11 a.m. at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rudolph Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening, April 9 from 7:00 until 8:30 at the funeral home, and other times at the home of his daughter, Janet Dawson, 1114 Mountain Road, Halifax.
George William Knight
George William Knight, 90, of South Boston, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at Halifax Regional Hospital.
He was born in Charlotte Courtouse on February 3, 1914, the son of the late Henderson Knight and Martha Pugh Knight and was married to the late Sydnor Wade Knight.
Mr. Knight was a WWII veteran.
He is survived by one daughter, Tammy Knight of Oakland, Calif., one step-daughter, Jacqueline Ford of South Boston, one step-son, William Ford of South Boston, one sister, Cora Knight of Baltimore, Md., two brothers, David Knight and Joe Knight, both of Maryland, nine grandchildren, one son-in-law, four brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Knight was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Knight.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Willie Wilson Landrum Jr.
Willie Wilson Landrum Jr., 61, of 1837 Chamberlain Street, South Boston died March 31, 2004 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mr. Landrum was born in Halifax County on January 9, 1943, the son of Willie Wilson Landrum Sr. and Essie Moore Landrum and was married to Sandra Boyles Landrum. He was a member of McCanless United Methodist Church where he was an usher and on various committees.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Michael Scott Landrum of South Boston; one brother, Lester C. Landrum and his wife, Martha, of Lucoma, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Kay L. Vaughan of Richmond; two nieces, Mary Jo Vaughan of Richmond and Lisa Landrum Smith of South Boston; and one nephew, Page H. Vaughan III of Statesboro, Ga.
Mr. Landrum was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Otis Clifton Landrum.
A funeral service will be held tomorrow, April 3 at 2 p.m. at McCanless Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Showers officiating. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home this evening from 7:00 until 8:30, and other times at the home.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider McCanless Memorial UM Church, 300 Edmunds Street, South Boston, 24592.
Thomas Bailey Laughorn
Thomas Bailey Laughorn, 61, of Vernon Hill, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at his home.
Mr. Laughorn was born April 15, 1942, the son of the late Howard Laughorn and Gracie King Laughorn who survives him and was married to Barbara Chappell Laughorn.
He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
Mr. Laughorn is survived by his wife, his mother, two sons, Chris Laughorn and wife Leigh of Danville and Chad Laughorn and wife Jenni of Vernon Hill, one brother, Mack Laughorn and wife Linda of Scottsburg, two sisters, Ruby Newton of Halifax and Faye Eanes of South Boston, and three grandchildren, Christen Leigh Laughorn and Madison Grace Laughorn, both of Danville, and Skyler Blake Laughorn of Vernon Hill.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Wilkins officiating.
The family will recieve friends at his home, 1012 Chappell Trail, Vernon Hill.
For memorials, consider the Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, Va. 24592 or the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, Va. 24592.
Joseph Artist Lawson
Funeral services for Joseph Artist Lawson, 56, of Alton, will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Lawson Chapel Baptist Church in Roxboro, N.C.
The Rev. L. D. Logan Sr. will conduct the service, with burial following in the church cemetery.
Mr. Lawson died Friday, Feb. 20, at Danville Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Person County, N.C., on February 17, 1948, to Mrs. Mary Villines Lawson and the late Early Lawson. He was married to Mrs. Margaret Richardson Lawson and was a member of Lawson Chapel Baptist Church in Roxboro.
Mr. Lawson is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Alton, one daughter, Cathy Lawson of Alton, two sons, Antonio Lawson of Alton, and Alvin Lawson of Danville.
Also surviving are Mr. Lawson's mother, Mrs. Mary Villines Lawson of Virgilina, one sister, Ms. Queen Lawson of Virgilina, four brothers, Landers Lawson and Curtis Lawson, both of Virgilina, Floyd Lawson of Halifax and William Lawson of Columbia, Maryland, two grandchildren, Simone Lawson of Maryland and Alexis Lawson of Alton, a godson, Walter Gilmore of South Boston, one daughter-in-law, Chasity Lawson of Danville and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 1076 Whitt Loop in Alton.
Mary Evelyn Lea
Mary Evelyn Lea, 79, formerly of Halifax County and Danville, died Friday, February 20, 2004, at The Roman Eagle Memorial Home.
She was born in Halifax County on May 22, 1924, a daughter of the late Floyd Joseph Lea and Annie Brandon Lea.
Miss Lea attended Averett College and was employed with Dan River, Inc.
She was a resident at Roman Eagle Memorial Home since 1984 and was a member of Connally United Methodist Church in Milton, N.C.
Miss Lea is survived by one nephew, J. Herbert Lea of Alexandria, and was preceded in death by one brother, John Thomas Lea.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 24, at 10 a.m. at Connally United Methodist Curch Cemetery with the Rev. J. Allen Lovell officiating.
The family request that memorial contributions be directed to The Connally United Methodist Church or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Blue Ridge Chapter, One Morton Drive, Suite 106, Charlottesville, Va. 22903
John Forest Lewis
John Forest Lewis, 65, of Hartford, Conn., formerly of South Boston, died February 15, 2004 at Hartford Hospital.
Mr. Lewis was born in South Boston on August 17, 1938, the son of Channie Grace Royal Lewis and John Junius Lewis and was married to Lucretia Hargrove Lewis. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was a Navy Veteran.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, M. Kimberly Lewis of Ft. Washington Md. and Shari Lewis of Bloomfield, Conn.; two sons, Elvon Coleman and Donnell Coleman, both of East Hartford, Conn.; his mother of South Boston; four grandchildren; and a devoted cousin, Victoria Cooper of Brooklyn, N.Y.
A funeral service for Mr. Lewis will be held February 21 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home in South Boston. Burial will follow in the Owens Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Cluster Springs.
The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday.