Warren James Nichols
Warren James Nichols, 85, of Prescott, Ariz. died September 16, 2004 in Mesa, Ariz.
He was a native of Clover, the son of the late James Booker Nichols and Utilla Guthrie Nichols.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine B. Nichols; one son, Paul Nichols; two daughters, Lorna Nichols and Tracy Swanlund; four grandchildren; one sister, Doris Lee Covington; one brother, Eugene Nichols; and several nieces and nephews.
A private burial and service was held at his home in Prescott.
Ellen Patman Pettit
Ellen Patman Pettit, 87, of Hillsborough, N.C., formerly of Mountain Road, Halifax, died September 20, 2004.
She was a graduate of the University of Rochester. Mrs. Pettit was a high school librarian and the widow of the late Rev. Lauton W. Pettit.
Surviving are her children, Elizabeth Anne Walker and Lauton Whitlock Pettit II, both of Hillsborough.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, September 23, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church by the Rev. Brooks Graebner. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening, September 22 at Walker Funeral Home in Hillsborough.
Ronald W. Starnes
A memorial service was held Saturday, September 18, for the late Dr. Ronald W. Starnes and his wife Martha, both formerly of South Boston, Their ashes were interred at Halifax Memorial Gardens with Lincoln Starnes delivering the eulogy and friends and family in attendance.
Inez Wagstaff Torian
Inez Wagstaff Torian, 91, of Dryburg Road, Scottsburg died September 17, 2004 at The Woodview.
Mrs. Torian was born in Halifax County on November 5, 1912, to the late Precious Wagstaff and Selinder Duncan Wagstaff. She was married to the late Rev. John baptist Torian Sr. and was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Walls of Temple, Hill, Md.; one son and daughter-in-law, John B. Torian II and Janice Torian of Scottsburg; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Penick Wagstaff of South Boston; three sisters-in-law, Willie Mae Wagstaff of South Boston, Florence T. Green of Scottsburg and Mildred Bliss Wagstaff of Norfolk.
Funeral services for Mrs. Torian will be held tomorrow, September 23, at 2 p.m. at Spanish Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Ronnie Womack and Byrd B. Blackwell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Torian, 5207 Dryburg Road, Scottsburg.
Doris Turner Borders Dudley
Doris Turner Borders Dudley, 96, died at The Woodview on September 22, 2004.
Mrs. Dudley was born on June 26, 1908, in Franklin County.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, September 25, at 2 p.m. at Flora Funeral Home in Rocky Mount. The family will receive friends from noon until the funeral hour.
Survivors of Mrs. Dudley include three children, Nora B. Bennett and her husband, Frank, Mary Dudley Harrison and husband, Julian Harrison Jr., and Billy W. Dudley and wife, Maggie; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Halifax Hospice, Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, 24592.
Stanley Warren Hunt
Stanley Warren Hunt, 48, of San Marcos, Texas, formerly of Clover, died Sept. 17, 2004 at Wilford Hall Medical Center.
Mr. Hunt was born in Halifax County on June 23, 1956, the son of Henry Elisha Hunt and the late Irene Goode. He was a retired Army Veteran and a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Saxe.
Survivors of Mr. Hunt include two sons, Stanley Trion Hunt and DaMarcus Dashaun Hunt; his father; one sister, Barbara Ann Ellison of Richmond; five brothers, Eddie Dean Hunt of West Germany, Elisha Henry Hunt Jr. of Oxon Hill, Md., Paul Goode of Crystal Hill and Nathaniel Goode of Saxe. He was preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Ray Hunt.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, September 25, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. James Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Ethel Victoria Spencer Lowery
Ethel Victoria Spencer Lowery, 74, of 530 Webster Street, South Boston, died September 21, 2004 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Lowery was born in South Boston on April 4, 1930, the daughter of the late Thomas Butler Spencer and Rowena Lowery Spencer and was married to the late John Augustus Lowery. She was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church where she was active in the UMW, a member of AARP, the Downtown Mission, and was a retired textile worker.
Services were held at Brooks Funeral Home September 23 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Raymond McGarr officiating. Burial followed in Halifax Memorial Gardens.
Survivors of Mrs. Lowery include two sisters, Alma Spencer Elliott of South Boston and Judy Spencer Martin of Halifax; two brothers, Henry H. Spencer of Alton and Grady W. Spencer of Halifax; devoted friends, Owen Blount and Dawn Yeary.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Mozelle Spencer Chappell; and two brothers, John T. and Harvey G. Spencer.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Shady Grove UMC Building Fund, 4129 E. Hyco Road, South Boston, 24592.
Cecil Lee Spangler
Cecil Lee Spangler, 68, of 120 Leigh Street, South Boston, died September 22, 2004 at Duke University Medical Center.
Mr. Spangler was born in Paces on May 7, 1936, the son of the late Wilbur Cecil Spangler and the late Bessie Bailey Spangler and was married to Ann Marie Mills Spangler. He was a member of Second Baptist Church where he was a deacon, and was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Thomas Lee Spangler and wife, Grace, of St. George, S.C., and Dwight Bailey Spangler and wife, Angel, of Halifax; four granddaughters, Leah Ellen Spangler, Tamara Lynn Spangler, Mia Victoria Spangler and Kristin Bailey Spangler; his mother-in-law, Louise Chappell Mills of South Boston; four sisters, Margaret S. Ratliff and husband, Glenn, of South Boston, Janet S. Smith and husband, H.B., of Lynchburg, Dora Brown of Rocky Mount and Edith Jones of Belmont, N.C.
Mr. Spangler was preceded in death by two daughters, Teresa Ann Spangler and infant Jenny Lou Spangler; one brother, Lloyd Spangler; and one sister, Violet S. Golden.
A funeral service will be held tomorrow, September 25, at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Larry Wollbrink and Rudolph Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 7 until 8 at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Halifax County Cancer Association, PO Box 875, South Boston, 24592.
Landron Clayton Williams
Landron Clayton Williams, 65, of 1405 Penick Avenue, South Boston, died September 21, 2004 at The Woodview.
Mr. Williams was born in Halifax County on April 27, 1939, the son of the late Robert Williams and Mary Stanfield Gardner. He was a member of Jeters Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors of Mr. Williams include four daughters, Gloria Williams of Manassas, Sandra W. Ford and Valerie Williams, both of South Boston, and Stephanie Minor of Md.; one son, Landron M. Williams of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Marie Wilkins of South Boston, Lucy Norwood of Virgilina and Carolyn Buster of Alexandria; two brothers, Maryland Williams of South Boston and Derbert Williams of Newark, N.J.; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Darren Williams.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, September 25, at 11 a.m. at Jeters Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Samuel Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of Sandra Ford, 1405 Penick Avenue, South Boston.
Cornelia Tuck Conner
Graveside services for Mrs. Cornelia Tuck Conner will be held Monday, September 27, 2004, at 2 p.m., with services at the Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
The Rev. Jason Murray will officiate.
Mrs. Conner, of Blackstone and formerly of Scottsburg, died Friday, September 24, at the Heritage Hall.
She was 90.
Mrs. Conner was born in Halifax County on January 8, 1914, the daughter of the late Lillie Powell Tuck and the late Howard Tuck.
She was married to the late William B. Conner, was a member of the Fork Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Snead of South Boston and Edna Noblin of Blackstone, four sons, William Conner of Halifax, Howard Conner of Clover, James Conner of Craigsville and Alton Conner of Scottsburg, 19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Ramona Mitchell Dickerson
Funeral services for Mrs. Ramona Mitchell Dickerson will be held today at 1 p.m., with services at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.
The Rev. Whitfield Scott will officiate.
Burial will follow at the St. Matthew Baptist Church Cemetery in Clover.
Mrs. Dickerson, of North Portland Avenue in Brooklyn, N.Y., and formerly of Clover, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She was 65 [sic].
Mrs. Dickerson was born in Clover on September 27, 1928, the daughter of the late Minnie Mitchell and Ellis Lee Morales.
She was married to the late Elijah Beverly Dickerson Sr., and was a member of the St. Matthew Baptist Church in Clover.
Mrs. Dickerson is survived by four daughters, Manjala Dolores Govender of San Francisco, Ca., Dorothy Boradwater of Brooklyn, N.Y., Debra Nelson of Queens, N.Y. and Remona Dickerson of Manhattan, N.Y.; two sons, Melvin S. Dickerson and Elijah Beverly Dickerson Jr., both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother, James Henry Lacks of Clover, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by two children, John and Diane Dickerson, and one sister, Margaret M. Coleman.
Elsie Ella Cole Whitt
Elsie Ella Cole Whitt, 94, of Roxboro, N.C. died September 24, 2004 at Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro.
Born in Halifax County, she was a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Fife Davis Cole, and wife of the late Lemmie Whitt Sr. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where she served in the Ladies Aid. She also had numerous years of perfect attendance at Sunday School.
Mrs. Whitt is survived by five sons, Walter “W.C.’ Whitt of Garner, N.C., Jack Whitt of Timberlake, N.C., H.L. Whitt, Hugh Whitt and Wayne Whitt, all of Roxboro; one daughter, Betty Jean W. Horton of Roxboro; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. September 26, at Brooks & White Chapel in Roxboro by the Revs. Norma Walters and Brennon Peacock. Burial followed in Person Memorial Cemetery.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Betty Jean W. Horton, 1270 John D. Winstead Road, Roxboro, 27574.
Albert Wesley Bane
Albert Wesley Bane, 76, of Madison Heights, formerly of South Boston, died September 26, 2004, at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Mr. Bane was born in Halifax County on May 25, 1928, the son of Wesley Daniel Bane and Ida Blanche Thames Bane, and was married to Elizabeth Stevens Bane. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a Veteran of Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ronnie D. Bane of South Boston and Michael Albert Bane of Madison Heights; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Marie Bane and Madison Nicole Bane, both of Madison Heights, and Mary Bane Jones of Danville; one great-grandchild, Patrick Steven Jones of Danville; two brothers, Elvin Bane of South Boston and Melvin Bane of Halifax; and one sister, Mary Sue Lindsey of Arlington, Texas.
A graveside service for Mr. Bane was held September 28 at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Moore officiating.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Gideon International, P.O. Box 345, South Boston, 24592.
Sally Brandon Brown
Sally Brandon Brown, 76, of South Boston, died September 25, 2004 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Brown was born on September 14, 1928, and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Rogers of South Boston; one son, James Scott; two grandchildren, Jaheim Rogers and Jasmine Rogers, both of South Boston; and her stepfather, Eugene Booze of South Boston.
Funeral services will be held today, September 29 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home with the Rev. Sandy Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Garden Cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of her daughter, 5112 Bold Springs Road, South Boston.
Cornelia Tuck Conner
Cornelia Tuck Conner, 90, of Blackstone, formerly of Scottsburg, died September 24, 2004 at Heritage Hall.
Mrs. Conner was born January 8, 1914, in Halifax County the daughter of the late Howard Tuck and Lillie Powell Tuck and was married to the late William B. Conner. She was a member of Fork Baptist Church.
A graveside service was held September 27, at 2 p.m. at Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Murray officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Snead of South Boston, Edna Noblin of Blackstone and Mary C. Melton of Scottsburg; four sons, William Conner of Halifax, Howard Conner of Clover, James Conner of Craigsville, and Alton Conner of Scottsburg; one sister, Sarah King of South Boston; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Douglas Mitchell Inge
Douglas Mitchell Inge, 45, of 500 Cheverly Drive, South Boston, died September 27, 2004 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mr. Inge was born in Halifax County on August 25, 1959, the son of Douglas Bryant Inge and Phyllis Wilkins Inge and was married to Janet Lester Inge. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and Treasurer of Liberty Volunteer Fire Department and was owner of Inge Bookkeeping and Tax Service.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Bryant James Inge of South Boston; one daughter, Sarah Beth Inge of South Boston; his parents of Nathalie; three sisters, Jonette Inge Talbott and husband, Maurice, of Nathalie, Susan Inge Thomasson and husband, Robert, of Halifax, and Elizabeth Annette Inge of Nathalie.
Funeral services for Mr. Inge will be held tomorrow, September 30, at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Stewart, Dave Cline and Kevin Milcarek officiating. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends this evening, September 29, from 7:00 until 8:30, at Powell Funeral Home, and other times at the home.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider a charity of choice.