James Bennie Matthews
James Bennie Matthews, 57, of Danville, died September 23, 2003 in Pittsylvania County.
Mr. Matthews was born May 3, 1946, in Mecklenburg County the son of Lemuel Perry Matthews and Pattie Fuller Matthews and was married to Phyllis Blackmon Matthews.
He was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and was a member of Buffalo Junction Baptist Tabernacle and American Legion Post 325. Mr. Matthews served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Amber Matthews Barber and husband, Ryan Lee Barber, of Danville; one brother, William Perry Matthews and wife, Pattie Seat Matthews, of Buffalo Junction; one sister, Peggy Matthews Jacobs of Hopewell; his father of Buffalo Junction; and one grandson, Lleyton Matthew Barber of Danville.
Funeral services for Mr. Matthews will be held today, September 26, at 11 a.m. at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel in Danville. The Rev. David Pruitt will officiate. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. in Buffalo Junction Baptist Tabernacle Cemetery.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Callands Volunteer Fire Department, 11741 Callands Road, Callands 24530.
Addie-Earl Guthrie McCulloch
Addie-Earl Guthrie McCulloch, 84, of Leesburg, died October 8, 2003 at her home.
Ms. McCulloch was born August 13, 1919, in Nathalie, a daughter of George and Anna Carr Guthrie and was married to the late Ernest B. McCulloch for 52 years.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Naomi McCulloch Sands.
Survivors include one daughter, Joyce McCulloch Anderson of Leesburg, two grandsons, Michael and Christian Anderson, both of Leesburg, one granddaughter, Jean Sands Brown of Rustburg, and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Clover Bottom Baptist Church on Firday, October 24, at 1 p.m.
Allie Wilson McGregor
Allie Wilson McGregor, 84, of 5104 Mountain Road, Halifax died October 2, 2003 at The Woodview.
Mr. McGregor was born in Pittsylvania County on March 6, 1919, the son of Billy McGregor and Eva Tanksley McGregor and was married to Lelia Tanksley McGregor. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Survivors include six daughters, Violet Pleasant of South Boston, Betty Womack of Halifax, Ruth Lloyd of Winston-Salem, N.C., Lois Owens and Sandra Bibee, both of Ringgold, and Eunice King of Lynch Station; two sons, Wallace Dean McGregor of South Boston and Harry Wilson McGregor of Halifax; three sisters, Florence Adams and Dalia Redd of Halifax and Annie Davis of Chatham; 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Mr. McGregor were held October 5 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery with the Rev. Rudolph Jacobs officiating.
Hilda Newbill McMullin
Hilda Newbill McMullin of Richmond, formerly of Scottsburg, died July 22, 2003.
Funeral services will be held today, July 25 at 11 a.m. at Bliley Funeral Homes' Staples Mill Chapel. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Oakland Cemetery, Scottsburg.
Survivors of Mrs. McMullin include five sisters, Florence Thompkins of Danville, Emily Claytor of Richmond, Dorothy Watkins of Ashland, Geneva Throckmorton of Scottsburg and Harriette McGregor of Midlothian. She was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters.
Eva Chandler Medlock
Eva Chandler Medlock, 58, of 1202 McPhail Drive, South Boston died July 31, 2003 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
She was born in Halifax County on October 18, 1944, the daughter of Roy Chandler and Marie Lester Chandler and was a member of White Oak Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors of Ms. Medlock include two daughters, Tanya Medlock of South Boston and Nicole Battle of Houston, Texas; one son, Todd Medlock of Houston; five grandchildren; her parents of Omega; one sister, Elaine Edmonds of Pomona, N.Y.; two brothers, Leroy Chandler of Halifax and Charlie Chandler of Virgilina. She was preceded in death by one sister, Beatrice Chandler.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, August 2 at 2 p.m. at White Oak Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chandler of 2164 Ramble Road, Omega.
Willie Bernard ‘Bill’ Melton
Willie Bernard “Bill” Melton Sr., 73, of Roxboro died Sunday, November 30, 2003, at his residence following a brief illness.
Mr. Melton was a native of Person County, N.C., the son of the late David Danton and Minnie Sue Shotwell Melton.
He was a retired Gunners Sergeant of the U.S. Marine Corp., and served during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Dan River Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Hawkins Melton, two sons, Willie B. “Bernie” Melton Jr. and wife Mary C., of Scottsburg and David D. “Danny” Melton and wife Linda H., of Roxboro, two daughters, Janet M. Gentry and husband Ricky of Roxboro and Sharon M. Magee and husband Brent of Lebanon, Ind., one stepson, Donald Fletcher of Hurdle Mills, N.C., two stepdaughters, Janis F. Buchanon and husband Ricky of South Boston and Wanda Fletcher-Womack and husband Billy of Vernon Hill, one brother, James Melton of Creedmoor, N.C., four sisters, Margret M. Clayton of Roxboro, Helen M. Sherry and Nell Melton, both of Bunter, N.C., and Nancy Alexander of Winston Salem, N.C., six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Melton was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Reeves Melton, and one grandson, PFC Christopher P. Thompson.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 2, at 2 p.m. at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Robertson officiating.
Interment with military rites will follow in the Dan River Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, December 1, at Strickland Funeral Home and at the home, 6843 Boston Road, Roxboro.
Carrie Sanford Miles
Carrie Sanford Miles, 67, of 1609 Clay Street, South Boston died June 29, 2003 in Halifax.
Ms. Miles was born in Granville County, N.C. December 28, 1935, the daughter of the late Governor Sanford and Hattie Dixon Sanford. She was a member of Blue Wing Baptist Church in Oxford, N.C.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Miles Cole of Hampton; three sons, Tony V. Miles and Phillip W. Sanford, both of South Boston, and Paul Miles of Halifax; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Hattie S. Lester of South Boston; one son-in-law, Robert E. Cole; and one daughter-in-law, Shirley Miles.
Funeral services for Ms. Miles will be held July 4 at 1 p.m. at Blue Wing Baptist Church with the Rev. John E. Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Miles, 1191 Crawford Road, Halifax.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Halifax Hospice Association, c/o Halifax Regional Hospital, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston.
Jackie Owen Miles
Jackie Owen Miles, 64, of 2108 College Street, South Boston, died August 24, 2003 at Duke University Medical Center.
Mr. Miles was born in Halifax County on December 18, 1938, the son of Culetheius Miles and Frances Oliver Milles and was married to Serita Beard Miles. He was a member of Dan River Bethel Baptist Church and was a former employee of Burlington Industries, Inc.
Funeral services for Mr. Miles will be held August 29 at 1 p.m. at Dan River Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. James L. Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Angela Brown of Baltimore, Md.; one son, Roger Miles of Ft. Lewis, Wash.; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Denise Parker of Ga., Lynette James of Fla. and Wanda Claiborne of Roxboro, N.C.; five brothers, Bobbie Nelson Miles of Cocoa, Fla., William C. Miles of Queens, N.Y., Terry Humphrey and Tracey Humphrey, both of Roxboro, and Lynn Humphrey of South Boston; one son-in-law, Edward Brown; one daughter-in-law, Nikita Miles; and his mother-in-law, Lucy Beard of South Boston.
Mr. Miles was preceded in death by one son, Timothy 'Timmy' Miles.
The family will receive friends at the Chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home tomorrow evening, from 7:00 until 8:00, and other times at the home.
Vernessa Henderson Mills
Vernessa Henderson Mills, 82, of South Boston died July 14, 2003 at The Woodview.
Mrs. Mills was born in Halifax County on October 1, 1920, the daughter of William Morton Henderson and Irene Satterfield Henderson and was married to Herbert G. Mills. She was a member of First Baptist Church of South Boston.
Survivors include one son, Herbert Glass Mills Jr. and wife, Laura, of N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mills will be held today, July 18 at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Harrell officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Col. Charles Clarke Mish
Col. Charles Clarke Mish USAF (Ret), age 85, of San Antonio, Texas died Tuesday, September 16, 2003.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mickie Mish.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen Clarke Mish and his wife, Jayne, of Corinth, Texas, and Thomas McDowell Mish and his wife, Dianne, of Southlake, Texas; grandchildren, Capt. Jerry D. Mish (USAF) and wife, Shaleigh, of Laughlin AFB, Katherine M. Mish, of Austin, Texas, and Lauren A. Mish, Southlake; one sister-in-law, Anne Barnette and husband, Milton, of Farmville, N.C.
Graveside services will be held September 29 at 10 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Chaplain Al Hockaday officiating.
Those who desire may make memorials to Air Force Village II Freedom House or the American Cancer Society.
John Junious Mitchell
John Junious Mitchell, 82, of 1912 Jeffress Blvd., South Boston died December 21, 2003 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mr. Mitchell was born in Halifax County on December 18, 1921, the son of John Henry Mitchell and Bertha Medley Mitchell and was married to Dorothy Chappell Mitchell. He was a member of First Baptist Church, was a World War II Army Veteran and a retired employee of Haley's House of Carpet, Inc.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Audrey Mitchell and Dorothy Grier, both of Durham, N.C. and Joyce Williams of San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Doyle Mitchell and Darryl Mitchell, both of Richmond; one foster daughter, Patricia Ford of Staten Island, N.Y.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two step-grandchildren.
A funeral service for Mr. Mitchell will be held today, December 26 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Ferry Street. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Louise Payne Mize
Louise 'Lou' Payne Mize of Mauldin, S.C., formerly of South Boston, died September 28, 2003 at National Health Care in Mauldin.
Born on September 18, 1926, Mrs. Mize was the daughter of the late John Holland Payne and Snowie Holley Payne in Dry Fork. She was married to the late Claude A. Mize.
Mrs. Mize was a member of Halifax Presbyterian Church where she had once served as a deacon.
Survivors include one daughter, Debbie and son-in-law, James H. Vanhoy Jr., of Mauldin; one son, John B. 'Johnnie' Mize; grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Danville; two sisters, Florence P. King and husband, Ronnie, of Danville and Patsy P. Walker of Danville; a nephew, Ronnie Walker and his wife, Peggy, of Greensboro, N.C.; also, an extended family from South Boston, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Arthur, Gina Walker and Coral Elder.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mize will be held October 2 at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Blevins officiating. Burial will follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends this evening, October 1, from 7:00 until 8:30.
Lacy Gunn Moore
Lacy Gunn Moore, 75, of 746 Magnolia Drive, South Boston, died September 7, 2003 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mr. Moore was born in Halifax County on March 24, 1928, the son of Garland Moore and Florence Moore and was married to Gladys Conner Moore. He was a member of The Church of God.
Survivors include his wife; and one son, Carroll Dean Moore of South Boston. He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Kent Moore.
Graveside services for Mr. Moore will be held today, September 10 at Halifax Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Grant Dyer officiating.
The family is receiving friends at the home.
Arthur Wilson Moore
Graveside services for Mr. Arthur Wilson Moore will be held Tuesday, October 28, at 11 a.m. with services at Halifax Memorial Gardens.
The Rev. Ann Davidson will officiate.
Mr. Moore, of Halifax, died October 26, 2003 at the Twin Oaks Nursing Home.
He was 86.
Mr. Moore was born in Halifax County on March 24, 1917 and was the son of the late Nathaniel Wilson Moore and the late Ella Clark Moore.
He was married to Vera Toombs Moore and was a member of the Union United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Sharon Moore of Halifax, and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and one son, "Bill" Willie Wilson Moore.
Charlie Cleveland Moore Jr.
Charlie Cleveland Moore Jr., 79, of 12091 Philpott Road, Alton, died November 17, 2003 at his home.
Mr. Moore was born in Pittsylvania County on August 21, 1924, the son of Ruby Pruett Moore and Charlie Cleveland Moore Sr. and was married to Cornelia Solomon Moore. He was a member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Turbeville Ruritan Club, and the American Legion Post 8, and was a former member of Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department.
He was a retired foreman with Brown & Williamson and was a US Army Veteran.
Graveside services will be held today, November 19 at 2 p.m. at Olive Branch UMC Cemetery. The Revs. Karen Sandoval and Michael Teixeira will officiate.
Survivors of Mr. Moore include his wife; three sisters, Frances Butler of Sutherlin, Hattie Felts of Ivor, and Nora Solomon of Alton; one brother, Jimmie Moore of Alton; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Elsie Adams; and three brothers, Wister, Louis and Edward 'Tad' Moore.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Turbeville VFD Fire & Rescue, 8146 Philpott Road, South Boston.
Marshall D. Moore
Marshall D. Moore, 81, of Crewe died August 8, 2003.
His survivors include his wife, Gloria B. Moore; four children, Marshall L. Moore of Westminster, Md., Darlene Braden and husband, Joe, of Blackstone, Carolyn DeNoon and husband, Esten, of Powhatan, Gail Whitten and husband, Dickie, of South Boston; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Annette Huff.
He was a member and deacon at Crewe Christian Church.
Graveside services for Mr. Moore were held August 11 at 2 p.m. at Ward’s Chapel Cemetery.
Florene Overby Moorefield
Florene Overby Moorefield, 76, of South Boston died at her home on August 18, 2003.
Mrs. Moorefield was born in Mecklenburg County on July 6, 1927. She was a retired LPN from Halifax Regional Hospital and was a member of Revelation Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Her survivors include two daughters: Mickey Laws and Mike of Hurdle Mills, N.C. and Teresa Bowes and Donald of Roxboro, N.C.; son: Danny Cole and Diana of Virgilina; three brothers: Decatur Overby of Virgilina, Robert Overby of Nelson and Charlie Overby of Leasburg, N.C.; three sisters: Holly Crenshaw of Victoria, Margie Nelson of Nelson and Faye McGaughey of Spartanburg, S.C.; grandchildren: Ashley Laws, Robin Oakley, Wendy, Jennifer and Megan Cole and Autumn and Carsen Bowes; great-grandchildren: Lauren Oakley and Tyler Dean Spivey, and former husband: Daniel D. Cole. She was predeceased by a daughter and son, Linda and Wayne Cole and three brothers: Walter, Lacy and Marion Overby.
A funeral service will be held today, August 20, at 11 a.m. at Revelation Baptist Church with the Rev. Rudolph Jacobs officiating. Burial will be held at the Shady Grove U.M.C. Cemetery.
Ricky S. Morris Sr.
Memorial services for Ricky Shelton Morris Sr. will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Watkins Cooper Lyon Chapel in Clarksville.
The Rev. David Cline, associate pastor of Grace Baptist Church, will officiate.
Mr. Morris, 45, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at his residence.
A Halifax County native, he was the son of the late Clarence Shelton and Thelma Overby Morris.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Seate Morris, a daughter, Virginia Nicole Morris, and sons Ricky Shelton Morris Jr., Paul Wayne Morris and James Lewis Morris, all of Alton.
Other survivors include two sisters, Judy Overbey of Virgilina and Diane Lane of Oxford, N.C., brothers Clarence Morris Jr. of South Boston and James Edward Morris of Virgilina.