Katherine Vaughan Sprowl
Graveside services for Mrs. Katherine Vaughan Sprowl, formerly of Scottsburg, will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Oakland Cemetery in Scottsburg.
The Rev. Jason Murray of Fork Baptist Church will officiate.
Mrs. Sprowl of Grotton, Conn., died August 6, 2003 at the Camelot Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in New London, Conn.
She was the daughter of William E. and Mattie T. Vaughan Sr. of Scottsburg.
Mrs. Sprowl was married to the late Hugh L. Sprowl. She was very active with the Submarine Veterans of WWII in Groton.
Survivors include three sons, William Page of Uncasville, Conn., Hugh L.
Sprowl of Daytona Beach, Fl., and Edwin A. Sprowl of Lakeworth, Fl., a sister, Louise Bull of Williamsburg, one brother, William "Buck" Vaughan Jr. of Scottsburg, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Mya Rayona Bradshaw
Mya Rayona Bradshaw was born August 4, 2003, and died August 4, 2003.
Survivors include her mother, Sonya Lovelace; her father, Raymond Bradshaw Sr.; her maternal grandmother, Valerie Paniel of South Boston; grandfather, James Lovelace of Philadelphia, Pa.; great-grandmother, Katie Duncan of South Boston; and her paternal grandfather, Gladstone Bradshaw of Columbia, S.C.
A graveside service was held at Blue Rock Holiness Church Cemetery in Vernon Hill on August 9 at 1 p.m. Dist. Elder Bernard Wilkins officiated.
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.
Anne Bernice Richardson
Anne Bernice Richardson, 85, of 6105 Philpott Road, South Boston died August 10, 2003 at Twin Oaks Convalescent Home.
Miss Richardson was born in Halifax County on September 23, 1917, the daughter of the late Ossie Richardson and Hannah Brooks Richardson. She was a member of Miller Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pa. and also of Cross Road Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of the Veterans Administration.
Survivors include her caretaker, Sharon Marie Harris; her nephews and nieces; John Harris of south Boston, Ossie Harris of South Boston, Branch Coleman of Hollywood, Md. and Brenda Lee Chandler of Greensboro, N.C. Miss Richardson was also preceded in death by a sister, Alibeth Richardson.
Graveside services will be held August 14 at 11 a.m. at Cross Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey Bigelow officiating.
The family is receiving friends at the home.
Keith Hamilton Watts
Keith Hamilton Watts, 31, of 1081 Cluster Ridge Trail, South Boston died August 11, 2003 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mr. Watts was born in Richmond on February 17, 1972. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and a member of Hyco Hunting Club. He was a part-time employee of Midway Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia 'Ginny' Owen Watts; his mother, Teresa W. Crenshaw and her husband, Roger; his father, William Harry Watts Jr. and his wife, Bonnie; one daughter, Abbie Dare Watts; one son, Dawson Lee Watts; one sister, Ashley Brooke Watts, all of South Boston; one brother, David Rodney Watts and his wife, Tara, of Scottsburg; his maternal grandfather, Leonard Lee Wilbourn; his maternal grandmother, Lula W. Wilbourn; and his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Pool Watts, all of South Boston. Mr. Watts was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Brad Watts.
Services will be held at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel Friday, August 15, at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home Thursday evening between 7:00 and 9:00.
Sallie Neal Blackstock
Sallie Neal Blackstock, 92, of 3186 Abbott Hill Road, Halifax, died August 13, 2003 at Halifax Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Blackstock was born in Halifax County on July 29, 1911, the daughter of Syl Neal and Nora Conner Neal and was married to Earlie R. Blackstock. She was a member of Hunting Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Daisy B. Glass and husband, James, of Halifax; one son, Dr. Joe Blackstock and wife, Sandra, of Roanoke; three grandchildren, Jeremy Blackstock and wife, Pattie, of Roanoke, Jason Blackstock and wife, Jennifer, of Roanoke, and Dr. Douglas Glass of Alexandria; five great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Amiee, Karrington, Skylar and Kendra Blackstock, all of Roanoke.
Funeral services for Mrs. Blackstock will be held tomorrow, August 16 at 2 p.m. at Hunting Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Tony Sisk and H.V. Conner officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home this evening from 7:00 until 8:30, and other times at the home.
Marvin Dwight Carr
Marvin Dwight Carr Sr., 55, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Halifax County, died August 13, 2003 at the Washington Hospital Center.
Mr. Carr was born in Halifax County on February 12, 1948, the son of John Pleasant Carr and the late Irene Jackson Carr. He was a member of Sunflower Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Annette Carr of Aurora, Ill. and Antoinette Carr of Temple Hills, Md.; one son, Marvin Dwight Carr Jr. of Marboro, Md.; one grandson, Darius Carr of Marboro; his father of Halifax; one sister, Sandra Carr Carrington of Alexandria; three brothers, John Wayne Carr and Detra Carr, both of Halifax, and Joseph Barksdale Carr of Clover; one foster brothers, Irving Acree of Halifax; and one daughter-in-law, Cathy Carr of Marboro.
Funeral services for Mr. Carr will be held August 16 at 3:30 p.m. at Sunflower Baptist Church with the Rev. Diane Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is receiving friends locally at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Detra Carr, 5125 Halifax Road, Halifax.
Page Haskins Vaughan
Page Haskins Vaughan, 72, of 3419 W. Grace Street, Richmond died August 13, 2003 at Saint Mary's Hospital.
Mr. Vaughan was born in South Boston on April 21, 1931, the son of Page Haskins Vaughan Sr. and Mary Booth Vaughan and was married to Kay Boyles Vaughan. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church where he was on the Vestry. He worked with the United Way, was chairman of the South Boston Red Cross, president of the South Boston Jaycees, member of the American Legion and worked with the Boy Scouts. Mr. Vaughan was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, attended Hampden Sydney College and was retired from Rochester Button Company in South Boston.
Survivors include one son, Page H. Vaughan III and wife, Jane M., of Statesboro, Ga.; one daughter, Mary Jo O'Hallahan and husband, Don, of Richmond; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Vaughan and Christopher Vaughan of Statesboro; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty Rogers and Chandler Nelson of South Boston.
Graveside services for Mr. Vaughan will be held tomorrow, August 16 at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Military Rites at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Andy Bawtree will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home this evening from 7:00 until 8:30.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Amy and Charles Millhiser Memorial Hospice Fund, 5875 Bremo Road, Suite 710, Richmond, 23226.
Michael Allen Wilson
Michael Allen Wilson Sr., 50, of 1205 East Hyco Road, South Boston died August 12 at Grand Strand Regional Medical center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mr. Wilson was born in Halifax County on February 25, 1953, the son of Gertrude W. Wilson and the late Floyd W. Wilson, and was married to Marilyn Nelson Wilson. He was a member of Ash Avenue Baptist Church, and employed as Office & Accounting assistant at Southern States Coop Petroleum.
Services will be held today, August 15 at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Eure officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife; his mother ; two sons, Michael Allen Wilson Jr. and Matthew Ryan Wilson, all of South Boston; two sisters, Linda W. Crews of Richmond and Deborah Wilson of Atlanta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Perry Wilson.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Ash Avenue Baptist Church, 900 Ash Avenue, South Boston 24592, or Halifax County Rescue Squad, PO Box 183, South Boston.
The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home Thursday evening between 7:00 and 9:00.
The Rev. Ed Griffin will officiate.
William Horace Guill
William Horace "Sam" Guill, 53, of 6009 Green Level Road, Scottsburg, died August 19, 2003 at his home.
Mr. Guill was born in Halifax County on September 4, 1949, son of Orpha S. and Joseph Guill. He was employed with Lewis Tree Service.
His survivors include his wife: Susan W. Guill of Scottsburg; his mother; three daughters: Brittany and Brandy Guill of Scottsburg and Elizabeth Guill of South Boston; brother: Jack Guill of Scottsburg; sister: Mary "Sweetpea" Goodwin of Scottsburg and friend: Carroll Carter. He was predeceased by his father and a brother: C.L. Guill.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m. at Clover Cemetery with the Revs. Jason Murray and Aubrey Heath officiating.
Those wishing to give memorials please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, VA 24592 or Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.
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.
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.
Brad Antonio Walker Jr.
Infant Brad Antonio Walker Jr. of 1706 North Main St., South Boston died August 15, 2003 at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He was born in Richmond on August 15 to Brad Antonio Walker Sr. and Latasha Waller.
His survivors include his parents; maternal grandmother, Caroline Waller of Nathalie and paternal grandmother, Shirley Jennings of South Boston.
A graveside service will be held today, August 20 at 11 a.m. at the New Mt. Olive Holiness Church cemetery with Pastor Leonia Palmer officiating.
Friday, August 22, 2003
Illustrious Lee Adams
Illustrious Lee Adams of Albany, N.Y. and formerly of Nathalie, 62, died August 15, 2003 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mr. Adams was the son of Audrey Patrick Adams and the late Presley Adams.
His survivors include his mother; son: Robert Terrance Adams; granddaughter: Ajahdee’ Adams of Brooklyn; sister: Eloise Adams of Nathalie; six brothers: William, Roger and Larry Adams of Alexandria, Preston Adams of Newport News and Earl and Curtis Adams of Nathalie.
A funeral service will be held tomorrow, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Millstone Baptist Church, Nathalie, with the Rev. Chester Spruill officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of Audrey Adams, 1220 Tobacco Rd., Nathalie.
John Wesley Wilson
John Wesley Wilson, 77, of 202 Terry Road, Brookneal, died August 19, 2003 at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Mr. Wilson was born in Halifax County on January 9, 1926, son of the late Alexander C. and Ella Burton Wilson. He was a member of the Brookneal Baptist Church, a Navy veteran of WWII, and founder/former owner of Wilson Electric, Brookneal.
His survivors include his wife: Naomi (Bobby) Scates Wilson; two sons: Johnny A. and Norma Wilson and Timothy W. and Kim Wilson of Brookneal; six grandchildren: Danny Wilson, Laura Wilson, Katherine Wilson and Andrea Wilson of Brookneal and Kevin Wilson and Patrick Wilson of Amherst, and a sister: Hilda Stepp of Newport News. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 23 at 11 a.m. at Brookneal Baptist Church with the Rev. Patrick Collins officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be held at Wickliffe Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight, August 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Henderson Funeral Home and at the residence.
Betty Williams, 62, died August 19, 2003 at the Hospice Clinic in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was born December 4, 1940.
Her survivors include her husband: Monroe E. Williams of Pinacle, N.C.;
daughter: Susan and Ricky Lawson of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; brother: Bobby L. and Rachel Thomas of Ararat, N.C.; sister: Dorothy and R.C. Moss of East Bend, N.C.; two step-daughters: Jennifer Clay of Scottsburg and Cynthia Lindsay of Lynchburg; two step-sons: Christopher E. Williams of Madison, N.C. and Jeffrey Williams of Scottsburg and 12 grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held today, August 22, at 11 a.m. at the Cox-Needham Funeral Home, Pilot Mountain.