Pamela Jo Peterson
Pamela Jo Peterson, 43, of 260 Academy Street, Halifax died December 11, 2003 at the home of her parents.
Miss Peterson was born in Rapid City, S.D. on June 25, 1960, the daughter of Wilton A. Peterson and Kay Holleman Peterson. She was a member of Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church.
Survivors include her parents of Crystal Hill; one brother, Marty Peterson and wife, Mary, of West Richland, Wash.; one sister, Paige Hendrickson and husband, Gary Tipton, of Billings, Mont.; a special friend, Debbie Puryear of South Boston.
Funeral services for Miss Peterson will be held Friday, December 19 at 2 p.m. at Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home Thursday from 7:00 until 8:30, and other times at the home of her parents, 1091 Crystal Hill Road, Crystal Hill.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, 24592.
Marie Jean Petrovick
Marie Jean Petrovick, 85, of Red Oak, died October 20, 2003.
Mrs. Petrovick was a retired bookkeeper from Food Fair and was married to the late John Petrovick Sr.
Her survivors include her son and daughter-in-law: John and Madeline Petrovick of Red Oak; two brothers: Edward Snyder of Texas and Bill Snyder of Florida; grandchildren: Edward Petrovick of Red Oak and Sandra Petrovick of Cluster Springs; and a great-grandson: Robert Hunter Lowery of Cluster Springs.
She was preceded in death by a daughter: Ruby May Petrovick and a granddaughter: Cindy Petrovick.
Visitation will be held at Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, tonight, Oct. 22, from 7-8:30 p.m.
A graveside service will be held Thurs., Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Petrovick Family Cemetery in Red Oak with the Rev. Bill Salmons officiating.
Lillie Brooks Pierce
Funeral services for Lillie Brooks Pierce, 96, of 107 Hunter Road, Brookneal, will be held September 13, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Henderson Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Gary Vernon and Leslie Rowsey. Burial will follow at Clover Bottom Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Pierce was born in Pittsylvania County on May 15, 1907, the daughter of the late Richard Nathan Brooks and Mary Neal Brooks, and was married to the late William Isiah Pierce. She was a member of Brookneal Church of God of Prophecy and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Pierce died September 10 in Lynchburg Health and Rehab. Center.
Survivors include one son, Clyde Pierce and wife, Frances, of Brookneal; six daughters, Virginia Seamster of Clover, S.C., Mary Rudder of Nathalie, Betty Rudder of Phenix, Barbara Fears and husband, John, of Brookneal, Katherine S. Hailey and husband, Stanley, of Nathalie, and Dorothy Martin of Brookneal; one sister, Lillian Payne of Gretna; one brother, Willie Brooks of Gretna; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pierce was preceded in death by a grandson, Paul Seamster; two daughters, Mary Jane Pierce and Alice Core; two sisters; and one brother.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 this evening at Henderson Funeral Home, Brookneal, and other times at the home.
Joyce Potts Price
Joyce Potts Price, 70, of 1155 Stagecoach Road, Nathalie died July 11, 2003 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Price was born in Burks County, Pa. on January 12, 1933, the daughter of the late Edward Potts and Daisy Angstadt Potts. She was twice married, first to the late Ernest Lane and secondly to the late Ray Price. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include six sons, Brian Dreisbach and Craig Dreisbach, both of Reading, Pa., Keith Dreisbach of Rock Hall, Md., David Lane and Ronald Lane, both of Richmond, and Daniel Lane of Nathalie; two daughters, Susan Dreisbach of Waynesboro and Cindy Beadles of Brookneal; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service for Mrs. Price was held at 2 p.m. July 13 at Wickliffe Cemetery, Brookneal, by the Rev. Elton McDowell.
Michele Rose Poppe
Michele Rose Poppe, 51, of Nathalie, died September 13, 2003, at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Poppe was born in Point Pleasant, N.J., on April 19, 1952, the daughter of Anthony J. Festa and Dorthy Tedessco Festa and was married to Ross Poppe.
She was a member of the St. Paschal Catholic Church.
Mrs. Poppe is survived by her husband; three sons, Joseph Poppe and wife, Jackie, of Richmond, Richard Lapham and wife, Charlene, of Groton, Conn., and Timothy Poppe of Brick, N.J., two daughters, Kathleen Poppe of Toms River, N.J., and Renee Brinson and husband, Mike, of Raleigh, N.C., one grandson, Anthony James Lapham of Groton, Conn., one sister, Annette Queck and husband, Bill, of Brick, N.J., and one special niece, Michele Griffin, of Westwood, N.J.
Funeral services for Mrs. Poppe will be held Tuesday, September, 16, at St. Paschal Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with Sister Edna Maier officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Powell Funeral Home tonight from seven to 8:30 p.m. and all other times at the home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers to consider the Halifax County Cancer Association.
Frank William Powell
Graveside services for Mr. Frank William Powell were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
The Rev. Jason Murray conducted the service.
Mr. Powell, 79, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Halifax Regional Hospital.
He was born in Halifax County on July 12, 1924, a son of George Harper Powell and Molly Hatcher Powell.
Mr. Powell is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Margaret Hamilton Powell
Margaret Hamilton Powell, of Abingdon Place, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003, in Danville Regional Medical Center.
She was 84-years-old at the time of her death.
Margaret Hamilton Powell was born December 27, 1918, in Wadesboro, N.C., the daughter of Joel Fuller Hamilton and Lucy Brooks Hamilton.
She was married to the late John Edward Powell Jr., who died April 29, 1998.
Mrs. Powell was an active member of Moseley Memorial United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women.
She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Brookside Garden Club.
Mrs. Powell was predeceased by four brothers, Floyd, Lynn, Martin and Boyce Hamilton.
She is survived by one daughter, Gail Powell Bass of Danville; one son, John E. Powell III of South Boston; one sister, Lucy Mae McBride of Wadesboro, N.C.; and three granddaughters.
Funeral services for Margaret Hamilton Powell will be held Saturday, December 20, at 2 p.m. at Townes Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Vornov conducting the service.
Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.
The family will receive friends tonight, December 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Townes Funeral Home and at other times at the residence of Gail Powell Bass, 361 Mowbray Arch, Danville.
Michael T. Powell
Michael T. Powell, 53, of 3062 Nunnley Bridge Road, Vernon Hill died September 25, 2003 in Halifax Regional Hospital.
Born September 10, 1949, in Halifax County, he was the son of the late Annie Coles Powell and Earl C. Powell and was married to Julia Glass Powell, who survives.
Mr. Powell was a member of New Zion Baptist Church, a member of the Usher Board, Hospitality Auxiliary and the male chorus. He was employed by J.P. Stevens for 23 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael T. Powell Jr. and wife, Wakenia, of South Boston and Luther V. Powell of Vernon Hill; two daughters, Shonda Easley of Alton and Tammi Powell of South Boston; his father and stepmother, Inez Powell, both of Nathalie; three brothers, Collidge Powell and wife, Vanessa, Willard Powell and Tracy Powell and wife, Veronica, all of Nathalie; three sisters, Marion Brame and husband, Andrew, of Forestville, Md., Debra Walton and husband, William of South Boston, and Gloria Powell of Nathalie; eight grandchildren; and his father and mother-in-law, Luther and Adell Glass.
A funeral service for Mr. Powell was held September 29 at 2 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie N. Yancey officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Bobby Lee Pruitt
Bobby Lee Pruitt, age 10, of 1111 Sunset Lane, Halifax died December 28, 2003.
Born in Halifax County on June 16, 1993, he was the son of Lee and Kristy B. Pruitt. He was a student at Cluster Springs Elementary School, and played football and baseball with the Halifax County Dixie Youth-South.
Survivors include his parents; one brother, Wesley Pruitt of the home; maternal grandparents, Lee Roy and Imogene Browning of Buffalo Junction; and his paternal grandparents, David and Betty Pruitt of Buffalo Junction.
A funeral service was held December 30 at 2 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rudolph Jacobs officiating. Burial took place in the Pruitt Family Cemetery, Sunset Lane, Halifax.
Jeffrey Tyrone Puryear Sr.
Funeral service for Mr. Jeffrey Tyrone Puryear Sr. will be held Thursday, August 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the North Fork Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Bill LaWall will officiate.
Mr. Puryear died Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
He was 63.
Mr. Puryear was born in Halifax County on February 11, 1940 to the late Wilson Peyton Puryear and the late Mary Wilborn Puryear.
He was a driver for A.E. Morris
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Smith Puryear, one son, Jeffrey T. Puryear Jr, both of Virgilina, one daughter, Sarah Puryear Vaughan and husband Richard of Virgilina, two sisters, Nell Hudson of Virgilina and Betty Caldwell of South Boston, three brothers, Phil Puryear of South Boston and Lindy and Jerry Puryear, both of Roxboro, N.C., and two grandchildren, Brooke Vaughan and Clint Vaughan, both of Virgilina.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Puryear Marks.
The family requests that anyone wishing to give memorials please consider the North Fork Baptist Church.
Douglas Eugene Ragland
Douglas Eugene Ragland, 68, of 1402 Irish Street, South Boston, died September 2, 2003 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mr. Ragland was born in Halifax County on March 5, 1935, the son of James Ragland and Helen Harris Ragland. He was married to Marva Nesbit Ragland and was a retired employee of the United States Postal Service.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Helen Ragland of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sons, Jarvis Ragland of Bronx, Charles Ragland of New Brunswick, N.J. and Douglas Paul Ragland of Brooklyn; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Virginia R. Oliver of Brooklyn, Dorothy R. Faulkner of Virgilina and Lillian R. Wade of Queens, N.Y.; one brother, Jimmy Ragland of Virgilina. Mr. Ragland was preceded in death by one daughter, Theresa Ragland.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, September 6, at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Brother Clarence Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 7:00 until 8:00 at the Chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Dophas Ragsdale Jr.
Dophas Ragsdale Jr., 50, of 3140 Ball Park Loop, Halifax died July 20, 2003 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mr. Ragsdale was born in Halifax County on February 7, 1953, the son of the late Dophas Ragsdale and Willie White Ragsdale and was married to the late Linda Trent Ragsdale. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant CME Church, and was employed with Clover Yarns, Inc.
Survivors include one son, Dophas Ragsdale III of Halifax; one granddaughter; three sisters, Queen Gilmore of Waynesboro, Dorothy Hill of South Boston and Virginia Barksdale of Matthews two brothers, Jerry Ragsdale of Halifax and Donald Ragsdale of South Boston. Mr. Ragsdale was also preceded in death by one son, Kelvin D. Ragsdale.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, July 24 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant CME Church with the Rev. Evon Bush officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of Jerry Ragsdale, 1173 Crawford Road, Halifax.
Luther Robert ‘Bobby’ Reagan
Luther Robert (Bobby) Reagan, 42, of Nathalie died Friday, November 14, 2003, at Halifax Regional Hospital.
He was born in Halifax County on January 10, 1961, the son of James Aster Reagan and Faye Seamster Kean. He was a member of the Liberty French Masonic Lodge 270.
Mr. Reagan is survived by his parents, one daughter, Chaley Reagan of Clover, his fiance, Lisa Daniels of Nathalie, one step-daughter, Katelyn Daniels of South Boston, three half-sisters, Penny Reagan of Halifax, Sallie Ann Reagan Colwell of Danville and Pam Reagan Griffin of Oxford, N.C., one half-brother, Jimmy Reagan of South Boston, his step-father, Jerry Kean of Nathalie, one step-brother, Kevin Kean of Richmond and his grandmother, Margaret Seamster of Mt. Laurel.
Mr. Reagan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Luther and Hester Reagan and Robert A. Seamster.
Funeral services were held yesterday, November 16, at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Watts officiating.
He was buried in the Clover Cemetery with Masonic rites.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Elizabeth Ann 'Betsy' Reaves
Elizabeth Ann 'Betsy' Reaves, 90, of 406 Oak Lane, South Boston died December 4, 2003 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Ms. Reaves was born in Halifax County on March 13, 1913, the daughter of Oscar L. Reaves Sr. and Mary Turner Reaves. She was a member of First Baptist Church, a life member of American Legion Post 8 Auxiliary, and was a retired sales clerk with Newberry's.
A graveside service will be held tomorrow, December 6 at 2 p.m. at Dan River Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Tim Cannon officiating.
Survivors of Ms. Reaves include one brother, James D. Reaves of South Boston; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the home of her brother, 1035 Belt Blvd., South Boston.
Oscar Lowell ‘Pete’ Reaves Jr.
Oscar Lowell 'Pete' Reaves Jr., 87, of 1043 Belt Blvd., South Boston died November 11, 2003 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mr. Reaves was born in Halifax County on June 12, 1916, the son of Oscar L. Reaves Sr. and Mary Turner Reaves and was married to Hazel Harper Reaves. He was a member of Dan River Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl R. Phillips and husband, Kirk, of Chesapeake; two sons, Oscar L. 'Bo' Reaves III and wife, Lucille, of South Boston and Donald H. Reaves and wife, Sharon, of Blairs; one sister, Elizabeth Ann 'Betsy' Reaves of South Boston; one brother, James Reaves of South Boston; three grandchildren, Scott Christopher Reaves of Clinton, Tenn., Jonathan Lowell Phillips and Glenn K. Phillips, both of Chesapeake; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Reaves was preceded in death by three sisters, Janie Watts, Esther Capps and Louise Cox.
A graveside service for Mr. Reaves will be held November 13 in Dan River Baptist Church Cemetery at 2 p.m. The Rev. Lewis Wall will conduct the service.
The family will receive friends at his home.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Halifax County Rescue Squad or a charity of your choice.