Name of Deceased:  Calvin Conway Bailey
Henderson  Funeral Service, Brookneal, Campbell Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

December 12, 1941 - August 20, 2016
Calvin Conway Bailey, 74, of Chesterfield passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 in St. Francis Hospital.
Mr. Bailey was born in Charlotte County, December 12, 1941, son of the late Ashby Conway Bailey and Mary Jane Holt Bailey. He was a retired employee of DuPont, Inc.
He is survived by two sons, Tony Bailey (Angie) of Chesterfield, Scott Bailey of Brookneal; two sisters, Anne B. Jarvis of Lynchburg, Aileen B. Epperson of Farmville; two grandchildren, Dustin and Tiffany Bailey of Powhatan; two great-grandchildren, Dustin Bailey Jr. and Kayleigh Bailey; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Bailey of Powhatan; two nephews, Richard Epperson (Debbie) of Farmville, Dean Varvis of Lynchburg; two nieces, Ava Jane Connelly (Jimmie) of Brookneal, Treena Koroneos (Erik) of Lynchburg; his faithful dog, Scoobie.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel by Mr. Erik Koroneos.
The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.Henderson Funeral Home, Brookneal, VA.


Name of Deceased: Carl Morris Bailey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 5, 1956.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

CLARK & BAILEY
TWO KILLED IN KEYSVILLE ACCIDENT
A 5 year old boy and his grandfather were killed near Keysville last week when a Southern Railway train crashed into their pickup truck at a grade crossing.  Hubert Henry Clark, age, 74, and Carl Morris Bailey, age 5, both of Keysville, were the victims.  Mr. Clark had just left his home, a short distance from the scene of the accident, and was headed toward Route 360 when the truck collided with the train.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 30, at 2 p.m. at Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Mrs. Essie Dalton Clark; three daughters, Mrs. Bernard Higgins and Mrs. George Spencer, both of Victoria, and Mrs. Morris C. Bailey, of Keysville; 2 sons, Milton W. and E.B. Clark, both of Richmond; a brother Charles E. Clark, of Roanoke; and seven grandchildren and a great grand-child. Carl is survived by his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Morris C. Bailey; two sisters, Hariett F. and Lorraine A. Bailey, and his grandparents, Mrs. Hubert H. Clark, and Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Bailey, all of Keysville.


Name of Deceased: Curry E. Bailey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 19, 1928.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: MRS. CURRY E. BAILEY
Mrs. C.E. Bailey, wife of Curry Bailey and oldest child of Mary and Henry Thornton died March 22nd after an illness of 12 days with pneumonia. She had been a great sufferer from asthma from early childhood, but she bore it all with patience and was never known to grumble or complain at her lot. It can be truly said of her she endured to the end and hers is a crown of life. She was a faithful and loving mother, devoted wife and a devoted Christian. Our loss has been her gain.
She is survived by her husband, five children, Louise, Clifford, Thornton, Mamie and Nannie Reams; one sister and mother and father.
She was gently laid to rest Friday, March 23rd at Rough Creek cemetery in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing friends and reatives.


Name of Deceased: Elenor Innis Bailey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 15, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DIED,
August 6, 1907, little Elenor Innis Bailey, aged 7 months, the infant daughter of Mr. Y.M. Bailey. She was laid to rest at Mt. Carmel, Rev. Mr. Dixon conducting the burial services.
They have called her away, our baby dear,
To" realms far brighter than any here;
Our darling Elenor, we can see her yet,
With her golden curls, tho' our eyes are wet.
For she was our darling baby girl.
They crossed those tiny hands on her breast,
In a snow-white casket, and laid her to rest.
And oh! she has passed from our loving arms
To those of her Saviour, beyond all harm.
And now with Jesus will rest.
A Friend.


Name of Deceased: Georgia Spencer Bailey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, February 7, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Mrs. Georgia Spencer Bailey, who died January 14th, 1907, near Abel, Charlotte county, Va.
Mrs. Bailey was the beloved wife of M.Y. Bailey. She was a christian character, loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a member of the M.E.
Church, South, and was a true christian woman. She never lost an opportunity of doing good at church, at home, or in the neighborhood. She was always willing and watching to make others happy, and her bright smile was sunshine to her friends and loved ones.
She leaves a husband, three small children, a father, grandfather, and a large circle of friends to mourn their great loss. But she has gone to meet her mother and all the redeemed above. Her home will be lonely without her, and her church will miss her. May God help her bereaved ones to bear their loss with fortitude and christian resignation, and prepare to meet her in the Sweet bye and bye.
Written by her friend,
NANNIE K. DODD.
Brookneal, January 17, 1907


Name of Deceased: Gussie White Bailey
Newspaper:  Farmville Herald, Farmville, Va., November 6, 2003. 
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Gussie White Bailey, 100, of Farmville, formerly of Drakes Branch, died Wednesday, November 5, 2003. She was born August 3, 1903 in Amelia County, a daughter of the late Ashley P. and Lucy Rowlett White. She was the widow of Earl P. Bailey, Sr. Mrs. Bailey had been a resident of Brookview Lodge and Holly Manor Nursing Home for the past six years. She was a lifelong member of Jetersville Christian Church. She is survived by her son, Earl, Jr.; her daughters, Kathleen Austin, Thelma Encinas, Fay Garnett and Anne Barksdale; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Woodhaven Children's Home, 1405 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO 65201. Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Hugh Henry Bailey, Jr.
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Hugh Henry Bailey, Jr., age 87, of Wylliesburg, Virginia passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Newcomb Bailey; sister, Betty Bailey Chumney; two nieces, Debbie Winall and Zoe Snipes Cobb; a nephew, Leonard Harold Snipes; and a great nephew, Danny Newton.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2013, in Hebron United Methodist Church, Wylliesburg, VA, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral home in Keysville, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  John R. Bailey
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 17, 1974
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King 

Services For John R. Bailey
Mr. John Richard Bailey, age 81, of Keysville died Monday, January 7, 1974 at his home in Keysville.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dena Eudailey Bailey, one sister, Mrs. Charlie Church of Keysville.
Mr. Bailey was a member of the Keysville United Methodist Church and a veteran of W.W. I.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 9 at 3 p.m. from Browning Funeral Home, with interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery


Name of Deceased: Lucy Berkley Bailey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 24, 1928.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: MRS. LUCY BAILEY DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER
Mrs. Lucy Bailey, wife of Jack Y. Bailey died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.E. Adams near Charlotte Court House, where she and her husband had made their home for the past six years. Mrs. Bailey was born November 14, 1850, the daughter of Garland Anderson Bailey and Katherine Frances Berkley of Charlotte County. She was married to Mr. Bailey on November 10, 1872 at the home of her parents and until six years ago they made their home about seven miles from Brookneal. The first day of last September, Mrs. Bailey suffered a stroke of paralysis that left her an invalid, but she was not thought to be dangerously ill until two weeks ago. Since that time all of her children were at her bedside until the end.
In addition to her daughter and husband Mrs. Bailey is survived by the following children: Garland Y. Bailey, Philadelphia; Mrs. S.H. Foster, Hat Creek; R.E. Bailey, Hopewell; Mrs. R.D. Smith, Lynchburg; L.V. Bailey, Brookneal; Mrs. T. Roy Adams, Charlotte Court House; two brothers, J.G. Berkley, Naruna, and Morton Berkley, Hopewell; also 37 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The service was in charge of the pastor, Rev. Thos. B. Ruff, and he was assisted by several visiting ministers. Mrs. Bailey had been a member of this church since a young girl. A quartet composed of Dr. W.P. Williams, H.F. Walthal, Gray Henderson and Kenneth E. Henderson sang "Gates of Gold" for the church service and at the church cemetery, where the interment took place, the selection used was the "Christian's God Night."
Active pall-bearers were grandsons, Carroll Adams, Newman Bailey, Hoyt Foster, Preston Bailey, Franklin Foster, and Wiley Clarke.
Honorary pall-bearers were Claude Clay, Herman Bailey, Hunter Gray Harvey, L.C. Asher, Myers Bailey, E.B. Harvey, J.L. Fears and C.T. Brightwell.
Granddaughters and friends of the family acted as flower bearers.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Thomas J. Bailey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 11, 1929.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATH OF ESTEEMED CHRISTIAN WOMAN
Keysville community is saddened by the death of Mrs. Thomas J. Bailey which occurred last Sunday. Mrs. Bailey was born in Pennsylvania seventy-two years ago but had lived in Charlotte county for over 50 years and was loved and esteemed by all who knew her. Besides her husband, she leaves one brother, Henderson Chambers, of Pittsburg, Penn., and the following children: Mrs. Jimmie Glidwell; Miss Retta Bailey; Mrs. Sadie Driskill; Mrs. Herbert Hailey and Mr. Dave Bailey. The funeral was held at 5 p.m. at Ash Camp Cemetery with Rev. J.J. Lilliaston, of the Methodist church officiating. A special choir rendered the music. The pallbearers were Willie Bailey, Earl Powell, Charles Church, Herbert Wilson, Arthur Lipscomb and Richard Bailey. The following grand-children acted as flower girls: Gladys Bailey, Thelma Bailey, Ruby Bailey, Elizabeth Wilson, Ruth Glidwell, Florence Bailey, Ruby Bailey, and Inez Bailey.
The grave was covered with a profusion of flowers from the family, friends and the Ladies Aid Society, of which Mrs. Bailey was a member. Mrs. Bailey lived beyond the allotted four score years and ten and during all her years spread sunshine and love about her. She was a shining example of a true Christian spirit and it should be a source of consolation to her husband and children that their loved one is in Heaven with her Lord and Master, whose words and deeds she so closely followed all her life. She is not dead but called to a better ?.


Name of Deceased: William Henry Bailey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, March 13, 1975.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Rites For Mr. W. H. Bailey
Mr. William Henry Bailey, age 56, of Keysville, died suddenly Thursday March 6, 1975. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Janie N Bailey; two daughters, Mrs Frances Ranson and Miss Norma Bailey, both of Keysville; his mother, Mrs Lucy N Bailey, Petersburg; one brother, James A Bailey; one sister, Mrs Pearl Townsend, both of Keysville.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. in the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in Cool Springs Christian Church Cemetery in Lunenburg County.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Y.M. Bailey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 24, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Died at her home, near Abell, Jan. 14, Mrs. Y.M. Bailey, in the 24th year of her age. She was the daughter of Mr. Wm. Spencer, of Roanoke. She leaves her husband, father, three children, and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. Her remains were laid to rest at Mt. Carmel cemetery, the services at the grave being conducted by Rev. Mr. Dixon.
We miss her, oh! so much? yet we know she is at rest, free from all temptation, pain and sorrow, and we shall meet her again on the resurrection morn; for Christ has said, "I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead yet shall he live."
She has gone to the land of celestial bliss,
Words fail to tell how her presence we miss
Now robed in garments of purest white,
Where it's always day, and never night.
We've quietly laid her loved form away,
Trusting to meet her some brighter day;
When all sundered ties will vex us no more
And earth's hours of tear shall be o're.
Not, even a sparrow falls to the ground
Unseen by His eye whose care is around;
A place in the home can never be filled,
A voice that we loved forever is stilled.
A wife, a mother is gone from us now,
Low at God's altar we humbly would bow
He took, he gave, on His promise we rest;
Our loss is her gain. God knoweth best.
R.L.M.


Name of Deceased: C.T. Baker
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 10, 1927.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

C.T. BAKER DIED HERE TUESDAY A.M.
Mr. C.T. Baker died at his home here Tuesday morning at about ten o'clock, after an illness of several months. Mr. Baker had been in ill health since coming to Drakes Branch.
He came here from Keysville last September and opened a cafe, and was taken sick soon afterwards. He formerly conducted a cafe at Keysville. Mr. Baker was born and reared near Reeses, this county and was 42 years of age. He is survived by his wife and two children, who live at Lynchburg. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Baker, four brothers, R.B., P.H., Jr., Aubrey and Russell P. Also three sisters, Mrs. J.L. Vassar, Mrs. E.E. Comstock and Mrs. Edward Freeman of South Hill.
His remains were interred at Hermon Presbyterian Church, the funeral being conducted by Rev. F. Marion Dick


Name of Deceased:  Cornelia Estelle Dodson Baker
Newspaper:  The Southside Messenger, Keysville, Va., June 27-July 3, 2013
Submitters Name:  Donald R. McKinney

Cornelia Estelle Dodson Baker, age 99, of Randolph, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 20 13. Surviving are two sons, Richard D. Baker and wife, Nancy J. Baker, Glenn K. Baker and wife, Shirley K. Baker; a daughter-in-law, Gayle P. Baker; grandchildren, Cynthia Baker Avery and husband, Mark, Christopher Q. Baker and wife, Michelle, David Baker, and wife, Cheryl, Daniel Baker, Angela Baker Simpson and husband, Mark, Jacqueline Baker Smyth and husband, Steve; great-grandchildren, Nathan Towery, Lindsay Towery, Bradford Baker, Kayla Baker; Sarah Simpson, Clare Simpson, Alexander Baker, Grayson Baker, Brooke Smyth, Sidney
Smyth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L Baker; a son, Edwin Baker; thirteen brothers and sisters.
Cornelia was born in Halifax County April 7, 1914. She was raised on a tobacco farm in. Charlotte County and graduated from Phenix High School. During the forties, after marriage, she lived in New Jersey before moving back to Charlotte County in 1951. Cornelia was a homemaker her entire life. She worked tirelessly on the farm alongside her husband as well as providing three hot meals a day for her family, neighborhood youth, and visiting family, nieces and nephews that helped harvest the farm's crops. Her yeast rolls and her made-from-scratch pastries were the crowd's favorites. Cornelia was a member of South Central Parish Quilters for many years. She loved to quilt and invited her friends into her home for quilting bees. Cornelia was a member of the Phenix Presbyterian Church. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in the Phenix Presbyterian Church, Phenix, Va., with interment in the Hermon Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Randolph, Va. The family received friends at Mrs. Baker's home, 2878 Fearstown Road, Randolph on Monday, June 24, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the South Central Parish Quilters or the Phenix Presbyterian Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Jane B. Baker
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 11, 1905.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Mrs. Jane B. Baker, who was a daughter of Mr. Temple Richardson, of Appomattox county, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. W.E. Davidson, at Farmville, in Prince Edward county, on April 18th, in the 77th year of her age. Her illness was of about nine days' duration during which all that the care and loving attention of friends could do was done for her relief, but in vain.She is survived by two daughters, who mourn their loss, Mrs. W.J. Paulett, of Appomattox, and Mrs. W.T. Robinson, of Lynchburg. She has also left three sisters, and four brothers, viz: Mrs. Wm. Hudnall, of Bedford Springs, Mrs. Robt. Hill, of Kentucky, and Mrs. J.W. Cauthorn, of Appomattox. Her brothers are Messrs. Samuel and Willie Richardson, of Kentucky, and Messrs. James and George Richardson, of Farmville, Va.
Her remains were laid to rest at the home of her son-in-law, in Appomattox, a large gathering of relatives and friends attesting their respect to her memory.
Madisonville, May 6, 1905 COM


Name of Deceased:  Alma Kathleen Wood Baldwin
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jun. 24, 1919
Departed on Nov. 22, 2013 and resided in Keysville, VA.

Alma Kathleen Wood Baldwin, age 94, of Keysville, VA., passed away Friday, November 22, 2013 in The Woodland, Farmville, VA. She and her husband owned and operated Baldwin's Market in Keysville for 23 years. She was a member of the Keysville United Methodist Church, A Charter member of the Keysville Garden Club. She was instrumental in founding Little League Baseball in Keysville. She was an avid flower gardener, sought out for her prize winning flair for flower arrangements, and was known statewide for her beautiful English boxwoods. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus A. Wood, his wife, Annabille Coley Wood; her husband of 63 years, Bennett Holt Baldwin.
She is survived by a son Robert Wood Baldwin, Sr. and his wife Linda, of Keysville, three sisters; Eloise Tucker, Marjorie Snapp, her husband Roy, Jean Reams; Betty Sheldon Baldwin; grandchildren, Robert W. Baldwin, Jr., Elizabeth Anne Baldwin Ereio and her husband Gregg, of Aurora, Colorado., Kimberly Kay Baldwin Berglie and her husband, William, of Centreville, VA.; six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Sarah, Natalie, and Hannah Ereio, and Rebecca and Alex Berglie; Ashley Faye and Emiley Grace Mitchell.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2013. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11a.m. in Keysville United Methodist Church, Keysville, VA. Interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Keysville United Methodist Church, 9290 Church Street, Keysville, VA 23947.


Name of Deceased:  William G. Baldwin, Sr.
Source:  Henderson Funeral Home, Brookneal, Campbell Co., VA.
Submitted By:  L. Glen Harvey

September 6, 1930 - August 16, 2015
William Glover Baldwin Sr., 84, of Charlotte Courthouse passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife and love of his life Zola Childress Baldwin in 2001.
Mr. Baldwin was born in Appomattox County, September 6, 1930 son of the late Mack Glover Baldwin and Eunice Wilkerson Baldwin. He was a member of Phenix United Methodist Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran from 1950-1955 and a retired employee of Archer Creek Foundry Co.
Bill was a loving father and grandfather who was loved by all and will be greatly missed
He is survived by two sons, William G. Baldwin Jr. (Jannie) of Charlotte C.H., Tim E. Baldwin (Tammy) of Phenix; one daughter, Sheila B. Young (John) of Goodview; five grandchildren, David Baldwin (Lisa) of Stuarts Draft, Christopher Baldwin (fiancée Bailey) of Lynchburg, Elizabeth A. Baldwin of Phenix, Rachel Y. Childress (Troy) of Vinton, Dylan J. Young of Goodview; five great-grandchildren, Samantha, Savannah, Abigail, Joshua, Wyatt; one brother, Kenneth Baldwin (Doris) of Lynchburg. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Kalwaski, Jannie Layne; a brother, Gene Baldwin.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Phenix United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Baldwin Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal.


Name of Deceased: Russell Banks
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 5, 1975.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES FOR RUSSELL BANKS
Russell Banks, age 39, died Sunday, June 1 in the Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was a very faithful employee at the Barksdale's Dairy Farm, Randolph, Va., for many years and a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Saxe.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 o'clock at the Chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home in Charlotte C.H. Va.
The Rev. F.C. Moody will officiate at the funeral service Thursday, June 5 at 4 o'clock at Rocky Branch Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Dorothy Ann Barker
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

 Dorothy Ann Barker, age 78, of Goochland, Virginia, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013. She is survived by her brother, Henry Allen Barker; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel A. Barker Sr., and Bertha Clark Barker; a brother, Sam Barker; two sisters, Iva Arrington and Margaret Prout; a niece, Rose Mary Dilley; and a nephew, Danny Barker.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, with interment to follow in the Meherrin Methodist Church Cemetery, Meherrin, Virginia. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia is in charge of arrangements. 


Name of Deceased: Flournoy Barksdale, Jr.
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 15, 1928.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Our entire community is deeply grieved over the sad accident which occurred at Randolph on last Saturday afternoon, when Flournoy, Jr., the eldest son of Mr. Flournoy and Nellie McPhail Barksdale, was drowned.

BODY OF FLOURNOY BARKSDALE RECOVERED
The body of Flournoy Barksdale, son of F.X. Barksdale, of Randolph, was found near Clarksville last Friday.
It will be recalled that this young boy, was drowned several months ago when a canoe capsized that he and his father were riding in and the father narrowly escaped only through the assistance of others nearby. Diligent search was made for the body for an extended length of time, but unavailingly.
(Source: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 7, 1928 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)

A SAD DEATH OCCURS AS RESULT DROWNING
Canoe Overturns With Father and Flournoy Barksdale, 14, is Drowned
One of the saddest occurrences in the history of Charlotte County was the death by drowning Saturday afternoon of Flournoy Barksdale, the 14 year old son of Mr. Flournoy Barksdale, Sr., and his wife Nellie McPhail Barksdale.
Mr. Barksdale and his son left their home near Randolph Saturday afternoon directly after dinner for a boat ride and fishing trip on Staunton River. Mr. Barksdale had secured the loan of a small canoe, one of the kind shipped in and so constructed to easily capsize. They used this canoe in a creek for a while and then decided to venture onto the river. They paddled up stream just above the Southern Railway bridge, and in making a turn to come back downstream, the semi-oval shaped canoe capsized. Mr. Barksdale last saw his son as he went below water. He looked around for the boy, but never did see him and forming a conclusion to get to the bank and summon help. In the meantime he had cried for help and but for this fact and the quick response of those working at a saw mill nearby he, himself, would have been drowned.
He succeeded in getting sufficiently near to the bank of the river to reach some overhanging willows, but he did not have strength enough left to pull himself forward and he was almost unconscious from intake of water and exhaustion when several strong men working nearby had all they could do to pull him to the bank. He was almost incoherent and seemed dazed from the sudden catastrophe.
Captain Dabney and his squad of bridge workers rendered all aid possible and they were joined by others who came to the scene. Ever since the sad accident, unrelenting efforts have been constantly made to recover the body, but up to Wednesday night no sign had been seen of it. A wire net was stretched about 300 yards below the point where the boat overturned, but whether the body had passed this point or not, is only a conjecture.
Mr. Barksdale and his family conduct a dairy business near Randolph and are prominent in the county. The sympathy of the people of Charlotte is very poigantly with them in this sad occurrence.
(Source: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 15, 1928 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)


Name of Deceased:  George W. Barksdale
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, October 12, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Mr. GEORGE W. BARKSDALE departed this life Sept. 20, 1899, at his home near Drakes Branch, aged 76 years.  He had been in failing health for several years but with characteristic energy continued in more or less active work until the last few months before his death.  During those months, when he was confined for the most part to the home and bed, the heart trouble from which he suffered, with the usual symptoms attending that disease, gradually increased to the end.
All that medical skill and the constant and devoted ministry of loving hands could do for his relief and comfort was done, but after much suffering, borne in uncomplaining patience, the worn frame succumbed and the willing spirit took its flight. The end was perfectly peaceful!--not a motion of the body marked the last moments.
The funeral services were conducted by the St. Johns Lodge of Free Masons.  The sorrowing relatives, with a large concourse of friends, attended, and on a bright morning, with impressive Masonic ceremonies, the mortal remains were tenderly laid in their last resting place.
Mr. Barksdale was a native of Charlotte County and his whole life was spent among this people.  He was widely known in the county and universally respected as an honorable and useful man and citizen.  He was an excellent mechanic in wood.  His services in this line were constantly in demand, and his numerous pieces of work are the enduring monuments of his competency and honesty as a workman.  In the war Mr. Barksdale gave fifteen months of faithful service in the field as a member of the Charlotte Rifles.  After this he was kept in the service of the government at home.
As a friend and neighbor and citizen Mr. Barksdale was staunch and kind and loyal.  He was a quiet and earnest man, attentive to business, very industrious, and marked by honesty and sincerity of character.  His home life was simple and pleasant.  He was an affectionate and indulgent parent.  Out of eight children four died in infancy, and only two survive him.  Mrs. Driskill and Mrs. John Holt.  These devoted daughters mourn the loss of a father who-e memory they bless and cherish.  The son-in-law at whose home he died bears this testimony; Our thirty-three years of life together have been altogether smooth and pleasant.  I feel that I have lost my best friend.
It was the privilege of the writer to visit his aged friend quite often during his sickness and to have much conversation with him as to his spiritual condition.  He was humble, penitent and earnestly sought the Saviour and assurance of salvation.  For a long time he was not at all satisfied with his experience, but toward the last he joyfully and boldly testified,  "I have found that which I have been seeking; my answer has come; God has blessed me."  As his loved ones gathered about his bed he affectionately warned them against the mistakes and sins of his life, and exhorted them to meet him in Heaven.
May God comfort the bereaved ones and grant them His grace unto salvation.
W.MCC. MILLER


Name of Deceased: H. E. Barksdale
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 28, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATH OF H. E. BARKSDALE
On Saturday, March 2d, this gentleman died at his home near Ward's Fork Mills, Charlotte county. He had been in rather failing health for several years, and was, we believe, in the seventy-third year of his age. Mr. Barksdale was a man who enjoyed the friendship of all who knew him; always a resident of this county, and for several years managed the Brick Hotel in this town. He is survived by a wife and several children.
His remains were interred in the Village Cemetery on Monday, the 4th, a large concourse of the members of H.C. Carrington Camp, C.V., attending, he being a member of Co. B, 14th Va. Cal., during the war, through which he served with great gallantry; the pall-bearers were all members of his old Company, Rev. Mr. McNair officiating as chaplain.
Our information in regard to Mr. B., is very limited, we hope some one better posted will send us a full account.


Name of Deceased: John L. Barksdale
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 28, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Mr. John L. Barksdale died at his home in Prince Edward county, Feb. 24th, 1907. He was sick but a few days, his death being mostly due to his advanced age, as he had just entered his 90th year. He was a man remarkable for his activity at his age, being hale and hearty; and seemed in perfect health until a short time before his death. He united with New Hope M.E. church when quite young, and moved his membership to Drakes Branch when the church was built there. It is believed that he was a true christian, a good man, a kind neighbor, and greatly loved by all who knew him. He was conscious of his condition and knew that the end was drawing nigh, and being prepared, he felt perfectly reconciled to his Master's will.
He was a gallant soldier of the Civil war. He was married in 1824, to Miss Obedience Owen, of Halifax county, and their home was made happy with nine children; the mother and some of the children have passed over the river.
Of the large family, six are left to mourn the death of father, viz.: Messrs. Geo. E., J.T. and H.S. Barksdale, of Farmville, Chas. L. Barksdale, of Lynchburg, Wm. Barksdale, of Drakes Branch, and Mrs. J.L. Talum, of Arno, Tenn.
On Tuesday eve, the 25th, in the presence of relatives and friends, his remains were laid to rest at Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery, by the side of his sister, to await the resurrection morn.
His many friends in Charlotte county will be sorry to hear of his death, as he was born and lived in this county most of his life, having moved to Pr. Edward a few years ago. May God help the bereaved ones to bear their loss with fortitude, and prepare them to meet in the "Sweet bye and bye."
"Tho' tis hard to break the tender cord, When love has bound the heart; "Tis hard, so hard, to speak the word - Must we forever part!"
Written by a friend.
Drakes Branch, March 4, 1907


Name of Deceased: S. L. Barksdale
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 9, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

At Millview, Charlotte Co., March 27th, S. L. Barksdale, son of Geo. W. Barksdale, aged 17 years.
We sympathize deeply with the sorrowing father in the loss of this promising son. Faithful, industrious and filial, he bid fair to make a useful and valued man. His sudden and early death has disappointed all hopes, and brought sorrow to many hearts. 


Name of Deceased: Sarah Collins Barksdale
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 6, 1966.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. W. BARKSDALE
Mrs. Sarah Collins Barksdale, 80, widow of William H. Barksdale, died Sunday, Dec. 26th.
She is survived by three sons, C? Barksdale of Keysville, ? A. Barksdale of Drakes Branch, and William M. Barksdale of Farmville, and a daughter, Mrs. Ruby E. Walker of Norfolk.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 28th at the Friendship Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Barksdale
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, March 28, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATH OF LITTLE WILLIE
On the 12th of March, 1907, the bright and beautiful little son of Mr. W.S. and Anna L. Barksdale, entered into rest. Dear little Willie, tho' only four years was an unusually winsome child. At the S.S. Convention at Drakes Branch last Summer, he was dubbed "Lord Fontleroy." If he so impressed and attracted strangers it is strange that those who knew and loved him best, most deeply feel their loss tho' it was his gain. Our darling was too pure for earth, so our Father transplanted the bud of promise to a more congenial clime, where he will bloom eternally.
Our jewel had every attention that the kind assiduity of friends could give, with a physician's constant care; but weak is the arm of flesh. "A little child shall lead them," and none so lead as those we love best. God makes no mistakes, and "He doth not willingly afflict nor grieve the children of men;" but all that He sendeth is in love and mercy, that we may follow his angelic footsteps to the beautiful "gates ajar, and enter while there's room."
Rev. Charles Anderson, of Bethlehem church, officiated at the grave, and his appropriate words were comforting to all; but God alone can solace the deep grief, kiss the rod that smites us, and make us humbly submit to His will. The services throughout were impressive, the singing, led by Mr. Jas. Morris, appropriate. The large crowd present evidenced the love for little Willie, and deep sympathy for the bereaved parents. Tho' so early in the season, the grave was nigh covered with evergreens and flowers. He leaves a little sister, his parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts to mourn their loss.
We all loved our darling and shall always miss him; but may we meet him on that beautiful shore where no sad partings are known, and all is love and peace.

"Just to let thy Father do
What He will;
Just to know that He is true,
And be still;
Just to follow, hour by hour,
As He leadeth,
Just to draw the moment's power,
As it needeth;

Just to trust Him, that is all;
Then the days will surely be
Peaceful, whatsoe'r befall,
Bright and blessed, calm and free.

From one who loved him dearly.
Ward's Fork, March 25, 1907


Name of Deceased:  Jane Tuck Barnard
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

BARNARD   
June Tuck Barnard, 60, of Glen Allen retired employee from Virginia Power with 28 years of service died November 16, 1996.  She is survived by her husband, Joel D. Barnard Jr.; two daughters and son-in-law, Joanne and Theodore Meek of Hanover, Debra Cunningham of Richmond; father and stepmother, Harold and Sterling Tuck of Clover; mother, Marion D. Tuck of Richmond; two brothers, Harrell (Tink) Tuck Jr. of Keysville, Thomas Wayne Tuck of Eden, N.C. stepsister, Pam Bates of Keysville; four grandsons, Joseph and William Schibner of Richmond, Teddy and Andrew Meek of Hanover.  She was preceded in death by her son, Calvin Hanks, Jr.  The family will receive friends Monday 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Road. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church.  Interment Westhampton Memorial Park.


Name of Deceased:  Bettie Pettus Barnes
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 25, 1926
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MRS. BETTIE PETTUS BARNES DIES AT RICHMOND FRIDAY
After several months of failing health, Mrs. Bettie Pettus Barnes, died at Richmond last Friday morning.  The remains were brought here Tuesday and interment was made at the old Barnes burying ground near Wylliesburg at 11:30.  Services were conducted by Rev. Herbert Williams, of Chase City, her former pastor, assisted by Rev. S.B. Houghton, of Drakes Branch.
The deceased was an aunt of Mrs. W.H. Pettus, of Drakes Branch, and formerly lived in this county, but made her home at Chase City for many years.  She is survived by many friends and relatives.


Name of Deceased:  Nannie Irene  Barringer
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, July 20, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Service For Mrs. Barringer Saturday

Mrs. Nannie Irene Barringer, 82, widow of Dr. Paul Brandon Barringer, former chairman of the faculty of the University of Virginia and founder of the University Hospital, and one-time president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, died Friday, July 7, at her home in Charlottesville.
Mrs. Barringer was the former Miss Nannie Irene Hannah, daughter of the late George Cunningham Hannah and Irene Spraggins Hannah, of "Gravel Hill," Charlotte County. She was educated at Peace Insititute, Raleigh, N.C.
Her marriage to Dr. Barringer occurred on December 27, 1887, and seven years later came to the University of Virginia with her husband, who was virtual president of the university for seven years under Thomas Jefferson's plan of faculty control, and was the restorer of the Rotunda and principal buildings after the fire of 1895.
Of a family of 10 children, seven survive - Miss Anna Barringer, of Charlottesville; Paul Brandon Barringer Jr, of Locust Valley, N.Y., Victor Clay Barringer, of Sumter, S.C.; Joseph I. Weller and Thomas Cunningham Barringer, both of Washington, and Miss Alma W. Barringer and John Hannah Barringer both of Richmond.
Mrs. Barringer also leaves one brother, Gordon Hannah of Pittsburg, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. A.H. Worth, of Durham, N.C.
The funeral was conducted Saturday, July 8, at 4 P.M., at the University Chapel by the Rev. John Hugh Grey, Jr., D.D., pastor of the Charlottesville Presbyterian Church, assisted by the Rev. John H. Fischbach, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian Church, at the University.  Interment took place in the family plot in the university cemetery, beside the body of her husband, where death occurred in 1941.


Name of Deceased: JohnWalton Bartholomew
Newspaper:  The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., April 4-10, 2013.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

John Walton Bartholomew passed away on April 1, 2013 at the age of 69 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was the son of Paul and Lalia Bartholomew, of Drakes Branch, Va.
John was a proud graduate of Randolph-Henry High School in Charlotte Court House, Va., Class of 1962. He then earned his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1966. John worked for the Federal Government for his long term career, which included the National Security Agency, Dept. of the Navy and lastly with i:he Dept. of Energy where as Director of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve he was awarded the "Presidential Rank Award - Meritorious Executive" by Pres. George H. W. Bush. After retiring from the Government and moving to Southport, John and his wife, and later with son Jeff and wife Debbie, had a custom home construction business. They later owned the Huddle House Restaurant on Oak Island. John
was also a Town Commissioner in his final hometown of Caswell Beach, N. C.

John is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) King Bartholomew of 46 years, He also leaves behind son Jeff Bartholomew of Brunswick County, N.C., with wife Debbie and their sons Jason, Casey and Jamie and son Scott Bartholomew of Asheville, N.C. with his wife Katie and sons, Elijah and Clayton. Wife Betty and sons Jeff and Scott, along with family and friends, spent a great deal of time with John during his last days with us. John is also survived by a sister, Susan Dooley and husband, Bill of Blacksburg, Va. and a brother, Edward and his wife, Carol of Arlington, Va. John was predeceased by his parents, Paul R. and Eulalia (Lalia) Puckett Bartholomew, along with his brother, Paul R. Bartholomew.
A celebration of John's life will be held at Ocean View Methodist Church on Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, N.C. Funeral services will be held in at 2 p.m. graveside on Friday, April 5, 2013 in John's home town of Drakes Branch at Lebanon Methodist Church. A reception will follow the funeral. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a hospice organization or your favorite charity. Browning Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Name of Deceased: Elizabeth Irby Bass
Newspaper:  The Southside Messenger, Keysville, Va., June 17, 2010
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Elizabeth Irby Bass, widow of Gordon Shakleton Bass, of Keysville died June 13, 2010 in a retirement home in Windsor, Virginia. Mrs. Bass had lived in Suffolk and then in Windsor since moving from Keysville seven years ago. Born February 8, 1912, she was the oldest daughter of Joseph Cabell and Ellie Johnson Irby of Blackstone. She was also predeceased by her only sister, Margaret Irby Andrews. She was a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter in Keysville and a member of the Keysville United Methodist Church. She attended Blackstone College and then worked as the office manager of Williams Department Store in Blackstone. She later worked as secretary and bookkeeper for Hanmer Motor Co. in Keysville. She is survived by her nieces, Susan Andrews Terry of Suffolk and Carolyn bass Armentrout of Wytheville and a nephew, Tab Bass of Richmond.
A graveside service was held at Ash Camp Cemetery on June 15 by Rev. Coan Agee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Keysville United Methodist Church or a charity of one’s' choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Gordon Shackleton Bass
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 15, 1951

Submitted by:  Bea King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. GORDON S. BASS

KEYSVILLE--Mrs. Gordon Shackleton Bass, 75, died Sunday at her home here.  A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday at her residence, with burial in Ash Camp Cemetery.  Mrs. Bass had been a member of Drakes Branch Methodist Church for 47 years.  She is survived by five sons, R. Edward and Thomas A. Bass, both of Richmond; B. Carter Bass of Blacksburg; Joesph Jennings Bass of Charlotte, N.C., and Gordon S. Bass of Keysville; a sister, Miss. Karen Shackleton, of Norfolk; a brother Thomas Alfred Shackleton, also of Norfolk and five grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Beulah Frances Beasley
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, Wednesday, October 27, 1999.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR BEULAH F. BEASLEY
Miss Beulah Frances Beasley, age 81, of Randolph, died Wednesday, October 20, 1999.
Surviving are one sister, Evelyn B. Dunn; one niece, Brenda D. Swan and her husband Billy; one great nephew, Steve Swan.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 1999 in New Hope United Methodist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, October 22, at the Browning Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased:  Mildred Beasley
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, December 19, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Died Dec. 5th, in the 58th year of her age, at her home near Reeses, Mrs. Mildred Beasley, wife of the late W. D. Beasley, after a short illness of acute indigestion.
Many are the friends and loved ones who lament her death; none were ever thrown with her without being cheered and strengthened by her devotion to duty and childlike faith in the Saviour, whom she loved and followed for many years. Mrs. Beasley was a consistent member of the M.E. church for many years, and through all of the trials of life her faith in her Redeemer never weakened, but she bore her troubles with christian like fortitude and sweetly submitted to the will of Him in whose hands are all things, and when she knew her hour had come was heard to say "not mine but God's will be done."
Mrs. Beasley's work on earth is done but her influence for good will be felt for years, and many are those who will miss her words of cheer. But more especially will she be missed by her own family, for it was in the family circle her beautiful traits of character shown forth most conspicuously.
Mrs. Beasley's remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband's in the old burying ground near Reeses. She leaves nine children to mourn their loss. All that loving hands could do and human skill could suggest, was done to ???? (unreadable).


Name of Deceased: William D. Beasley
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, April 18, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Wm. D. Beasley, son of Dennis G. Beasley, was born Sept. 9, 1844, and died Mar. 31, 1907; he was laid to rest in the family burial ground, near the home of his mother Monday, April 1st, at 3 o'clock, p.m.
He was a member of the M.E. church for 20 years, and also Superintendent of the Sunday School many years, and was attentive to his church duties, the school, and the sick in the neighborhood. He was considered a good business man, and often engaged in work for the county.
He leaves a wife and nine children, also five sisters. He had a severe attack of pneumonia but bore his sickness patiently. He was kind and affectionate to his family and friends, and tho' a great sufferer, seldom complained.
He had many friends who were kind to him in his sickness; may the Lord bless them for their kindness to my dear old brother in his last days. We shall miss him much, and let us all remember that day he passed away, and try to meet him in a better land where parting will be no more.
We can but mourn that one so dear will greet us no more on earth. Hearts grew sad, faces pale, as the words were uttered - "William is dead!" but when we think of the exchange of Earth for Heaven, it was to him a blessed release to the City of Gold beyond the skies. He who had so often brought sunshine to his home was gone, yet the almost broken-hearted wife may be consoled by the thought that he now rests beneath the shade of the oaks, to await the beaming of a glorious resurrection when he will arise, fairer, brighter, than ever, to greet those whom he left behind. His body in the grave is dead, but he lives in heaven; a precious one from us has gone; a voice we loved is stilled; a place is vacant in his home which cannot be filled.

Brother, my lonely heart is aching
For that face and smile I miss,
And I long for the dear brother,
Whom I never more shall kiss,
As thy face no more I see,
And, without thy loving presence,
It no more seems home to me.

Farewell; Brother! thou art sleeping
Sweetly in they quiet rest;
And we know, while we are weeping
Thou art with thy Saviour blest;
And when all Earth's days are through,
I shall hope to meet with you.

"Dearest loved one, we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave's embrace;
But thy memory will be cherished
"Till we see thy heavenly face.

Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in the grave so low;
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our songs shall know.

Yet again, we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then in Heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tears are shed."

Written by his youngest sister,
Reeses, April 7th, 1907

William D. Beasley died at his home near Reeses on Sunday afternoon, at 6:30, and was buried on Monday, Rev. Dr. Brown officiating. Mr. B. has been in failing health for some time, being afflicted with consumption. He was a well-known citizen and a man greatly liked, in the war a brave soldier, a good neighbor and friend. He is survived by a wife and several children.
(The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, April 4, 1907 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)


Name of Deceased: William E. Beasley
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, April 11, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

WILLIAM E. BEASLEY
This gentleman was born September 8th, 1824. He departed this life March 31st, 1907, at his home near Reeses.
He united with Reeses Methodist church about 21 years ago. He was a great lover of his church. Once more the sovereign power of Death has manifested itself, and another christian soldier has fallen asleep. A great loss has been inflicted on the entire community by his death and sadly do we miss him.
But he being dead yet speaketh to us in living tones. Though his lips are motionless and his voice is hushed in the profound and unbroken silence of the tomb, yet he speaketh in tones louder and more eloquent than when living. He had a wide popularity; he was frank, fearless and courageous, but with little harshness in his character. He was one of the Confederate veterans, one of the brave sons of Va. who went thro' the perils of the war. But he is dead - no, not dead; noble spirits never die. The body perishes as a "fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when shaken by a mighty wind" but "all that is real remaineth now and fadeth never."
We laid his remains to rest in the old family burial ground near his home, Monday afternoon, April 1, 1907. The burial services were conducted by his pastor and attended by a large gathering of friends.
May God, bless and keep his bereaved kindred, devoted wife and fond children.
J.K. WALKER


Name of Deceased: William (Billy) T. Beasley
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 22, 1979
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR WILLIAM T. BEASLEY
Mr. William (Billy) T. Beasley of 3007 Krouse St., Richmond, Va., died February 18, 1979.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary W. Beasley; his mother, Mrs. Susie Beasley; two sisters, Miss Beulah Beasley and Mrs. Evelyn Dunn; one niece Miss Brenda Dunn, all of Randolph, Va.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, from the New Hope Methodist Church, Randolph, with interment in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Peter John Bednar
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Peter John Bednar
Mr. Peter John Bednar, age 84, died May 15, 1979, at his son's home in Keysville, Va. Mr. Bednar, formerly of 71 Oakland Rd., Richmond, Va., was born July 24, 1894 in La Holta, Austria.
He is survived by three daughters, Evelyn Bednar Strickland of Mechanicsville, Va., Virginia Bednar Martin of Colonial Heights, Va., and Judy Bednar Moore of Richmond, Va., four sons, Rev. William Bednar of Chapel Hill, N.C., Milton Bednar of Greensville, S.C., Ernest Bednar of Keysville and Richard Bednar of Mechanicsville.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 18, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of Nelson Funeral Home, with interment in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Robert Willie Bell, Jr.
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Sep. 8, 1966
Departed on Mar. 14, 2014 and resided in Red Oak, VA.
Robert Willie Bell Jr., age 47, of Red Oak, VA, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014.
He is survived by his wife Paula T. Bell; two daughters, Tamra A. Bell, Raven N. Tuck; two sons, Dominque Bell, Dahmien Bell; a brother, George Bell and his wife, Kathy; and a future granddaughter, Dakota Alexis Bell.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Charles Alwyn Bennett
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 11, 1926
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MR. C.A. BENNETT
After a lingering illness covering almost two years, C.A. Bennett, who for the past eight years has been residing in Cullen, Virginia, died on Tuesday last at Ardmore, Pa., where he has been taking treatment for the past two months.
Charles Alwyn Bennett was born in Blacksburg, Va., 33 years ago where he spent a greater part of his life, attended V.P.I.  He came to Cullen as manager for the Maclook Lumber Company in 1916, where he has resided ever since.  At the time of his death he was partner with W.G. Stlgelman in the Be-St Oil Company.
Mr. Bennett was very well known throughout the County and his death will be a great loss to his immediate friends and neighbors.  He was a bachelor and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Bennett, of Blacksburg, Va., and one sister, Mrs. R.C. Lockwood, Buchanan, Va.
He will long be remembered for his straightforward manner and absolute square dealings in every contingency during his whole life.
The deceased was a member of St. Johns Lodge Number 144-A.F. and A.M., Charlotte Courthouse.
Interment was made in the family burial ground Thursday, February 4th, at Blacksburg.  The funeral services were conducted by the Blacksburg Lodge A.F. and A.M.


Name  of Deceased:  Joseph "Bert" Hubert Bentley Jr.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Sep. 24, 1955
Departed on Dec. 11, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Joseph "Bert" Bentley, Jr., age 59, of Keysville, VA, passed away at VCU Medical Center on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 after only a short battle with cancer.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph "Keith" Bentley of Amelia Court House and Brian Bentley of Fairfax; two sisters, Dale Amos of Keysville and Rita Overby of Keysville; and one grandson, Joseph "Allen" Bentley of Amelia Court House. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Evelyn Bentley, and infant brother, Brad Bentley. He had many accomplishments in his life that gave back to the community to include being a volunteer firefighter. He was a very talented individual that skills included automobile repair and carpentry, as he could build or fix anything.
Funeral services will be held graveside at Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery at 2:30pm, Saturday, December 13, 2014. The family will receive friends at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA from 12 to 2pm, Saturday, December 13, 2014. Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Lucy Newcomb Bentley
Newspaper:  The Southside Messenger, Keysville, Va., June 20-26, 2013
Submitters Name:  Donald R. McKinney

Lucy Newcomb Bentley, age 81 of Keysville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 15, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Violet Newcomb and predeceased by her youngest son, H.D: Bentley, III, sister, Lula Bell Newcomb, niece, Miranda Admire, and brothers-In-law, Nelson Ray Smith and Joe Childress.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 53 years, Henry Daniel Bentley, Jr.; children, Bonita J. Hamlett (Scotty), Clifton W. Jones, Jr. (Beth Burton), Randy W. Jones, Elizabeth B. Burnett (Robert); grandchildren, Kimberley H. Eason (Adam), Michele B. Bolton (Matthew), Crystal B. Travis (Chris), Tiffany B. Jones, Nicole B. Collins (Jonathan), Brandon A. Jones, Destinee A. Jones; great-grandchildren, Noah, Vivian, and Caleb Eason, Brody and Avery Bolton, Madison Travis, Gabriel Collins; sisters, Berta N. Childress, Lois N. Harris (Russell), Joyce N. Smith, Linda N. Lipscomb (Marvin); brother, A.E. Newcomb, Jr. (Ida Mae); and many loving nieces and nephews.
Lucy was an active member of Emmanuel Bible Church and proud of her time spent working as a nurse. She much enjoyed gardening, canning, and sharing the bounty of her labor with friends and family. Above all, she was a devoted Christian and loving matriarch of her family.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2013 in the Emmanuel Bible Church, Keysville, Va. with interment following in the Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte Court House, Va. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad and Emmanuel Bible Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Helen W. Benton
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA,  August, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Helen W. Benton, age 86, of Drakes Branch, Va. went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 10, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie; a son, Bruce and her beloved son-in-law, Charles Guill. Helen leaves to cherish her memory daughters Brenda B. Guill of Farmville and Linda B. Guill (the late Charles Guill) of Drakes Branch. She was a loving Nanny to, Brittany Lee Guill, Ashley, and Brandy Bing.
Funeral services were held on Monday, August 13, 2012 with viewing at 1 p.m. and the service at 2 p.m. in the Trinity Gospel Church in Drakes Branch, with interment in the Wilmouth Family Cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. was in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Lula Belle Berkley
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Apr. 12, 1940
Departed on Nov. 22, 2013 and resided in Keysville, VA.

Lula Belle Berkley, age 73, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013. She is survived by four children, Shirley Coleman and husband Walton, Sharon Lafoon and husband Joe, Roy "Red" Berkley and wife Anita, Michael Hayes; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elizabeth Lyles, Janice Seagle, Josephine Whirley; and special friends, Angelina and Sue. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Berkley, a granddaughter, Lindsey Claytor, and her brother, Clayton Leatherwood.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013, in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mary Catherine Dickerson Berkley
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Thursday, May 10, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: MRS. G. W. BERKLEY DIES AT HOME IN PHENIX
This elect lady fell asleep at her home in Phenix, Va., April 21st, 1928. She was born in Charlotte County on February 20, 1852. Her maiden name was Mary Catherine Dickerson, the daughter of B.G. and Onie Dickerson (nee Sowell). She was married to Mr. G.W. Berkley, also of Charlotte County, Dec. 23rd, 1869. Together they walked "life's dusty highway" with mutual love and helpfulness for more than fifty-eight years. Ten children were born to them, six of whom died early in life. The survivors are: Mrs. E.D. Carwile, of Pamplin; Charles A., of Phenix; Mrs. D.S. Gaulding, of Keysville and Miss Bessie, the efficient bookkeeper of the Bank of Phenix.
Mrs. Berkley joined the New Hope Methodist Church in her youth, but later became a Presbyterian, her husband being for many years an honored and useful ruling elder in that church. "Her life is her eulogy." She was ever loving, gentle, kind, and good and true. She was a beautiful housekeeper. The Berkley home soon became a synonym for cordial welcome and abounding hospitality to a multitude of appreciative friends. We have heard it said that perhaps no hotel in the county ever fed as many people, and it was always done in so free and kind a manner that no one ever guessed that they might be imposing upon good nature.
Mrs. Berkley loved the church and gave it ardent and loyal support. We remember her intense interest and enthusiasm over the organization and building of the new Presbyterian Church at Phenix, the first in the new town. She will be greatly missed in every part of its work. She has now graduated from "the school of Christ" here on earth and gone "to take her place before the throne" with those who "serve Him" night and day. With Paul she could say "I have fought the good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness."
She was tenderly laid to rest in the family section of Spring Creek Cemetery, where a precious daughter had been placed years ago. Her catechism class of Rough Creek Church which she taught some twenty years since, sent a beautiful floral design to place upon the grave. 'She being dead yet speaketh."
While we mourn with husband, and children left behind for the "vacant chair" we rejoice with her for the "robe of white."
B.F. Bedinger

A number of the members of the family of Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Carwile were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Carwile's mother, Mrs. Berkley, who was buried in Phenix, on Monday last.
(Source: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 3, 1928 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)


Name of Deceased: Samuel J. Berkley
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 10, 1955
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

SERVICES HELD FOR SAMUEL BERKLEY
Funeral services for Samuel J. Berkley, 87, a retired Charlotte County farmer, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church, Ontario. He died Friday at his home.
He is survived by two sons, Howard and Clarence Berkley, both of Danville; two daughters Mrs. Mary Spain, of Richmond, and Mrs. Pearl Spencer, of Missouri; a brother, A.M. Berkley, of Richmond; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: William Oscar Berkley, Sr.
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For William Oscar Berkley, Sr.
Mr. William Oscar Berkley, Sr., age 54, of Drakes Branch, died Sunday, February 17, 1980. He was a member and former captain of the Charlotte County Rescue Squad, a member and trustee of Friendship Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy C. Berkley; one son William O. Berkley, Jr. of Lynchburg; one daughter, Miss Cheryl L. Berkley of Drakes Branch; his mother, Mrs. Dora W. Berkley of Drakes Branch; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Rutledge of Ashland and Miss Betty Berkley of Nurnberg, Germany; two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 19 from the Friendship Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Charles Edgar Bickford, Jr.
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Apr. 14, 1947
Departed on Jun. 19, 2015 and resided in Keysville, VA.

Charles Edgar Bickford, Jr., age 68, of Keysville, VA passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at home with his family by his side. Charles was born on April 14, 1947 in Pen-Argyl, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, of thirty-three years, Christine Stine Bickford; his parents, Charles and Gladys Bickford; his brother, Wayne Bickford; his children, Holly Burns (Philip), Ty Dunbar, Aimee Willis (Daniel), Tina Hicks (Daniel), Tara Dunbar and Tim Bickford. Charles was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Frey.
Charles served in the United States Navy and was a retired correctional officer. His many hobbies and interests included motorcycle riding, fishing, wood working, gardening, bird watching and the love of spending time with his family and seventeen grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, with interment to follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.


Name of Deceased:  Katherine Dee Biddle
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Katherine Dee Biddle, age 51, died suddenly at her home in Phenix, VA, on Sunday, June 23, 2013. She was a graduate of First Colonial High in Virginia Beach, VA. Over the years she has worked for the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Longwood College, Charlotte County School System, and Robbie's Service Center. She is survived by her fiancé and companion of 26 years, Ronnie DeMuth of Phenix, VA; her mother, Patricia Swingle of Drakes Branch, VA; her brother, David Swingle of Charlotte C. H., VA; her daughter, Amanda DeMatteo (Justin) of Saxe, VA; her son, Jeremy Biddle of Charlottesville, VA; her grandchildren, Lucas and Jackson DeMatteo, and Alexander Biddle; and many nieces and nephews.
Kathy was an amazing woman, loved by everyone. She will be greatly missed.
A funeral service will be held at 2p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013, in the Phenix Methodist Church Phenix, VA, with interment to follow in Rough Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Friday, June 28, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Phenix Volunteer Fire Department or the Barksdale Cancer Foundation. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Maury McPhail Bigger
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, Feburary 3, 1966.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MAURY M. BIGGER
Maury McPhail Bigger, 79 of Randolph, a retired farmer, died last Thursday.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena Colgate Bigger; six daughters, Mrs. Virginia East of Danville, Mrs. Mary Tharpe of Saxe, Mrs. Bertha Mann and Mrs. Bessie Mason, both of Brookneal, Mrs. Rachel Nichols of Phenix and Mrs. Ruth Foster of Wylliesburg; two sons, M.L. Bigger of Ryland, Texas, and C.J. Bigger of Keysville; a sister, Mrs. Stella Fallen of Clarkton, and a brother, W.L. Bigger of Brookneal.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Methodist Church, with burial in the family cemetery


Name of Deceased: Martha Bishop
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 18, 1929.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

BELOVED CITIZEN PASSES
Once again the hand of death has reached into our midst and another of our faithful ones has been called into the Kingdom of God. Mrs. Martha Bishop, grandmother of Mrs. G.H. Rockwell, of Keysville, passed away in Rocky Mount, N.C., last Sunday. The body was brought home and the burial took place in Ash Camp Cemetery on Tuesday, after services at the Methodist church, led by Rev. J.J. Lilliaston. Mrs. Bishop was 78 years of age and the oldest member of Keysville Methodist church. Mrs. Bishop is survived by three daughters Mrs. Ida Galbraith, of near Keysville; Mrs. Hiram Hartley, of Rich Mount, N.C. She was the gradmother of Mrs. Hunter Watts and Mrs. Chas. Thompson, who formerly lived in Keysville but now resides in Richmond.
The many floral tributes, as well as the large attendance at the funeral, including friends from Rocky Mount, N.C., were evidence of the love and esteem with which Mrs. Bishop was held by all who knew her.


Name of Deceased: Dave B Bivins
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 26, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: DEATH OF MR. DAVE BIVINS
Mr. Dave B. Bivins died at the home of his son, Mr. H.Z. Bivins, at Drakes Branch, on Sunday night, April 15th. Interment was made at New Hope church on Tuesday, April 17th. The service was conducted by Rev. J.W. Gee.


Name of Deceased: Emmett Waddell Blackstock
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 3, 1927.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

EMMETT W. BLACKSTOCK
Emmett Waddell Blackstock died Sunday afternoon at five o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Blackstock at Halifax, Va., after a few days illness of pneumonia, aside his parents he is survived by the following sister and brothers; Mrs. H.A. Parsons, Mrs. W.D. ?, Misses Bertha and Helen Blackstock, Messrs C.E., B.C., L.W. Blackstock, all of Halifax County. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. P.W. Bagwell of Halifax, Virginia. Interment was made in the family cemetery, Monday afternoon at four o'clock.


Name of Deceased: George Samuel Blackstock
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For George S. Blackstock
Mr. George Samuel Blackstock of 3728 Autumn Lane, Richmond died Saturday, February 16, 1980. He was born September 9, 1912 in Charlotte County, Va. He was a retired manager of Brink's Inc. of Richmond, and a member of the American Legion Post No. 137.
Mr. Blackstock is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Walthall Blackstock; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Marie Barks of Midlothian; two sisters, Miss Gladys E. Blackstock and Miss Beatrice S. Blackstock, both of Richmond; two granddaughters, Kimberlyn Gayle and Lorrie Ann Barks.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, from Berryman United Methodist Church, with interment in Maury Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Gerelene Fitts Bohannon
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR GERELENE FITTS BOHANNON
Gerelene Fitts Bohanon, age 86, of Drakes Branch, VA passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2009. She was the widow of Joe L. Bohannon, Sr.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary B. Adams and husband Clinton of Drakes Branch, VA, Betty B. Jones and husband George of Victoria, VA; nine grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Bohannon and Joe Bohannon, Jr.
A graveside funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in the Drakes Branch Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Albert Matthew Bolton, Jr.
Source:  Wood Funeral Home, Chase City, Mecklenburg  Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

4/11/1925-11/21/2015

Albert Matthew Bolton, Jr. (Al) of Saxe, Virginia, age 90, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 21, 2015.  He is survived by four children Kaye B. Lucado and husband David, Albert Matthew (Matt) Bolton, III and wife Wanda, John Anthony (Tony) Bolton, and Joan B. Tuck and husband James.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren, David Earl Lucado, Paul Lucado, Jennifer Lee (Richard), Suzanne Driskill (Eric), Melanie Currin (Greg), Matthew Bolton (Michele), Emily Bolton, Ryan Bolton, and Jeremy Tuck, fourteen great-grandchildren, Julia, Trey, and Kristen Lucado, Alyssa Berkley, Josh, Mickayla, and Colton Lee, Jarrett, Lonah, and Landon Driskill, Benjamin and Ethan Currin, Brody and Avery Bolton.  Al was President of Saxe Lumber, Inc. and a lifelong sawmiller and farmer.  He was born in Green Bay to Albert Matthew Bolton, Sr. and Eva Walne Bolton on April 11, 1925.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 57 years, Isabel Scott Bolton in 2004.  He was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church, Drakes Branch, VA.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the home, 4300 Country Road, Saxe, VA 23967.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Lebanon United Methodist Church, Drakes Branch, VA at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Wood Funeral Service in Chase City, VA is in charge of arrangements.  Donations may be made to the Lebanon United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Lana Moore, 111 Oak Hill Road, Drakes Branch, VA 23937.


Name of Deceased:  Rev. James E. Booker
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 14, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Native Of Charlotte County Dies At Hampden-Sydney

Hampden Sydney - The Rev. James E. Booker, D.D., formerly for 35 years superintendent and treasurer of the Virginia Presbyterian Synod's home mission work, died at his home here Tuesday after a brief illness.  He was 90 years old and had been in poor health for several years.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the college church by Dr. Twyman Williams, pastor, and Dr. J.B. Massey, professor of Bible at Hampden-Sydney.  Burial was in the Union Seminary Cemetery on the school grounds.
Dr. Booker was a member of the Hampden-Sydney board of trustees for 20 years and formerly served in Presbyterian pastorates in Virginia and West Virginia.
He was born at Charlotte Court House February 12, 1850, a son of John and Lucilla Elliott Booker.  He was a member of Hampden-Sydney's class of 1870 and was the oldest living member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.


Name of Deceased:  Eliza Coleman Boswell
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  February 28, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Miss Coleman Boswell Died At Her Home Waverl (Waverly)
The funeral services were held at her home, Waverly, Thursday at 3 o'clock for Miss Eliza Coleman Boswell, who died Tuesday the 26th at her home following an illness of nine months.  The services were conducted by her  pastor Rev. J.W. Bouldin assisted by Rev. Gordon Aakeison. She was born and reared at her home, Waverly on the Staunton River.  She was a member of Hebron Methodist church and was an earnest worker in the church, civic and community afairs (affairs). She taught school for forty-two years, one year in Mecklenburg and the remaining forty-one in Charlotte county, twenty-five of these years at Wylliesburg.  
She is survived by the following; -- three sisters: Miss Annie Frances Boswell, of the home and Mrs. H.A., Muhlmeyer of New York City; two foster sons: Linden Hillyard of the U.S. Navy and James Broughman of the home and several nieces and nephews.


Name of Deceased: Charles Bouldin
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday April 19, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: MR. CHAS. BOULDIN DIES
Mr. Charles Bouldin, of Charleston, W.Va., formerly of Charlotte County, died at a hospital in Charleston on Tuesday, April 10. Interment was made there on Thursday, April 12th. The deceased is survived by four sons, Messrs. M.D., John, and W.O., of Burnwell, West Virginia, and Mr. Wood Boulding, of Huntington, West Virginia. Mr. Bouldin was a son of the late Judge Wood and Martha Daniel Bouldin, of Charlotte County, the uncle of Mr. Berryman Green, of Drakes Branch.


Name of Deceased:  Ellie D. Bouldin
Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 31, 1932
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Miss Bouldin Buried At Washington
The following which will be of interest to our readers was taken from the Times-Dispatch of last Thursday:
"Funeral services for Miss Ellie D. Bouldin, 84, daughter of the late Judge Wood Bouldin of the Supreme Court of iVrginia (Virginia) and Martha Daniel, who died Tuesday at her home in Washington, will be held in Washington at 11 o'clock this morning.  Burial will be in that city.
"Miss Bouldin was born in Richmond in 1848, where her father served as a member of the bar before his election to the State Supreme Court. Later she moved with her parents to Charlotte County, her family residing at "Roanoke," former estate of John Randolph, of Roanoke.
"Miss Bouldin served as a clerk in the land office of the Department of Interior for forty years prior to her retirement twelve years ago.  She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Berryman Green of Alexandria; Mrs. R.J. Overbey and Miss Virginia Bouldin, both of Richmond and one brother, Briscoe Bouldin, of Greensboro, N.C."


Name of Deceased: Hetty J. Bouldin
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, 1939
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

LAST RITES FOR HETTY J. BOULDIN
Died at her home, Golden Hills, Charlotte County, on the morning of February 3, Hetty Catlett Jones Bouldin, beloved wife of John L. Bouldin, and daughter of the late Maryus Jones and Mary Armistead Jones of Gloucester County and Newport News.
Services were held at the home, Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by her former rector, Rev. G. Keith Lee of St. Paul's Church, Newport News, assisted by Dr. A.C. Hopkins of Charlotte Court House. Interment in the family burying ground. Active pallbearers were Otis O. Tucker, T.W. Friend, J.G. Friend, R. Page Morton, S.P. Daniel, R.B. Jackson, Tom Flournoy and Tom Hicks. Honorary pallbearers, W.H. Hailey, Mr. Grant, G.C. Collins, J.G. Paulett, D.Q. Eggleston, Berryman Green, J.H. Norvell, W.A. Crutcher, J.L. Payne, W.L. Pearson, W.G. Williams and Harvey Milton.
She is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. E.G. Rogers and four nieces and two nephews. She was a devoted and useful member of the Episcopal Church and was especially interested in the Sunday school, aiding in providing conveyances for the children who had no way of getting to the school. For many years she was the executive secretary of the Newport News Y.W.C.A.
We can say of her as those with whom she labored in Newport News said, "She because of her fine spirit and compelling leadership has lent herself to every civic good in our midst thereby making for a better community."


Name of Deceased: Powhatan Bouldin
Newspaper: The Danville Register, Danville, VA., Saturday, March 9, 1907,
pg. 2, col. 3
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mr. Powhatan Bouldin, a distinguished editor and lawyer of Danville, died yesterday at the home of his son-in-law, Dr. C. E. Harper, Broad Street, after a long illness. 
He was in the 77th year of his age and for the past several years had been in feeble health. 

He was born in Charlotte County, Va., May 24th, 1830, and was the son of Hon. James W. Bouldin. 

He attended private schools and the Virginia Military Institute. He served in the Civil War in the Charlotte Cavalry until honorably discharged. 

After the war he settled in Danville and published the Danville Times, a weekly Democratic newspaper, for 20 years. 

Mr. Bouldin married a daughter of Dr. William Fuqua, of Charlotte, Va. His wife died many years ago. 

He is survived by the following children: Mr. William A. Bouldin of Louisville, Ky.; Mr. Edwin E. Bouldin, Jr., of Florida; Miss Ella C. Bouldin of Danville; Mrs. Louise Harper of Danville and Mr. Thomas Tyler Bouldin of Arkansas. He also leaves one brother, , Mr. E. E. Bouldin of this city, and a sister, Mrs. H. H. Hawes of Bluefield, W. Va. His second son, Judge Powhatan Bouldin, died in 1902, at Stuart, having been judge of Patrick County. 

The funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon. Interment will be made in Green Hill Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Roy Alexander Bowling
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA.,  February 9-15, 2012

Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mr. Roy Alexander Bowling, age 85 of Meherrin, passed away Monday, February 6, 2012 in Farmville. He was born July 31, 1926 in West Virginia to the late Paris Bee and Emma Nisewander Bowling. He served his country in the United States Navy during WWlI. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved spending time with his grandchildren and his animals. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of over 65 years, Mary Sexton Bowling, his son, Thomas Bowling, Sr. of Pamplin and his wife, Shirley of Norfolk; his daughter, Gwendolyn Bowling Stone and husband, Duane of Keysville, three sisters, Mildred Morgan of Crater Lake, Va., Phyllis Phillips and Mary Alice Bishop both of Princeton, NJ; his grandchildren, Joshua Stone, Jacob Stone, Elizabeth Erich and Thomas Bowling, Jr. and his four great-grandchildren, Bobby Dunn, Zachary Stone; Alexis Brewer and Everett Erich. He was preceded in .death by his parents, his daughter, Linda Sue Bowling and numerous siblings.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, February 9,2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home with interment to follow in Virginia Veteran's Cemetery in Amelia at 2:30 p.m. Family will receive friends Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Meherrin Volunteer Rescue Squad. PO Box 94, Meherrin VA 23954. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.

Name of Deceased: Charles Herbert Bowman
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., March 22-28, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Charles Herbert Bowman, age 78, of Victoria, Va., passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012. He was a member of the Victoria Country Club of Victoria. Herb was loved and respected by many.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Price Bowman of Victoria; sons, Charles "Chuck" Bowman of Meherrin, Va., Scott Bowman and his wife, Susan of New Jersey, Daniel Bowman and his wife, Wendy of Yardley, Pa.; and their mother, Jacqueline Bowman; step-children, Jennifer West of Chase City, Va., Jeffery LaParade of North Dakota, Magellen Moss and her husband, Sean of Chase City; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; a sister, Ellen Carroll; a sister-in-law, Gloria Bowman; and lots of sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mary Bowman and a brother, Bobby Ray Bowman. Graveside funeral services were held on Sunday, March 18, 2012, in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, Va. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Saturday, March 17. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hospice of Virginia. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville was in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Robert Boyd
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, 1939
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Robert Boyd
Robert Boyd, eighty-three years of age, died in Richmond, Va., after a long illness, on October 4, 1921. He was buried near his home in Charlotte county, Va., wrapped in the Stars and Bars and wearing his Confederate uniform.
This good soldier, who never faltered in his devotion, was born at Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Va., August 31, 1838, and was reared amid the surroundings and environment most typical of the best traditions of the Old South. He was educated at Hampden-Sidney College.
In 1859 he settled on a cotton plantation in Mississippi; but when, in 1861, his native State called to her sons, he left his new interests and returned to Virginia to join the Mecklenburg Troop of Cavalry. He was in a number of the major engagements, and was with General Stuart when he was killed at Yellow Tavern. Just before the surrender he served on scout duty under Captain Henly between the armies of Lee and Johnston.
A few years after the war Mr. Boyd married Mrs. Mary E. Hannah and removed to Charlotte county, Va., where they lived until his wife’s death, seven years ago. Here they reared their four children, who survive them: Dr. Andrew H. Boyd of Charleston, W.Va.; Mrs. James G. Penn, of Danville, Va.; Mrs. Beverly R. Tucker, of Richmond; and Mrs. William Cabell Flournoy, of Bay View, Va., who is an ex-president of the Virginia Division, U.D.C.
Our comrade has passed into the Valhalla of the great, where awaiting him “under the shade of the trees” he has found not only his dear ones, “loved long since and lost awhile” but those peerless leaders of the Old South, whose memory he treasured with deathless devotion.
(Source: "Confederate Veteran", January, 1922, Vol. XXX, No. 1. Transcribed and submitted by L. Rodriguez)


Name of Deceased: Estella B. Brandon
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, March 8, 1945.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King


Mrs. Estella Brandon Buried at Keysville

 Mrs. Estella B. Brandon, widow of the late William A. Brandon died Thursday, March 1, at the home of her sister, Mrs. J.E. Harris, Keysville.  She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Josephine Epperson Bailey, of Charlotte County.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G.H. Boyd of the M.E. Church, assisted by Rev. A.W. Wood of the Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m. and interment in Oak View Cemetery, near Cullen, Virginia.
Mrs. Brandon is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Harris of Keysville and Mrs. Vivian Garner of Bassett, Virginia and a number of nieces and nephews.


Name of Deceased:  Stuart Dodson Brandon, Sr.
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Feb. 21, 1915
Departed on Dec. 2, 2013 and resided in Randolph, VA.

Stuart D. Brandon, Sr., age 99, of Randolph, VA formerly of Lynchburg, VA passed away Monday, December 2, 2013. He is survived by a daughter, Phyllis B. Sinodis; a son, Stuart D. Brandon, Jr.; a brother, Curtis W. Brandon; a sister-in-law, Doris C. Brandon: and a devoted niece, Elaine Newcomb and husband J.E. Newcomb.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013 in the Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery, Madisonville, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Memorial contributions can be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. 
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  William Selah Brister, Sr.
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Feb. 16, 1931
Departed on Dec. 11, 2013 and resided in Keysville, VA.

William Selah Brister, Sr. age 82, of Keysville, VA passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Judy; three brothers, Charles of Keysville, John (Beverly) of Lakewood, NJ, Richard (Patti) of Fair Haven, NJ; one sister, Delores Young (George) of Brick, NJ; one sister-in-law, Penny Barry (Carl) of Manalapan, NJ; two sons, David of Mullica Hill, NJ, William (Beth) of Rumson, NJ; one daughter, Wendy (Jeff), of Keysville: two stepsons, Glenn of Keysville, Kenneth of Gore, Oklahoma; grandchildren Alyssa and Hunter Rapole of Keysville, Kendall, Sydnie and David Brister of Glassboro, NJ, Taylor Wells of Burlington, Wisconsin, Kyle and Josh Brister of Rumson, NJ, Samantha White (Mark) of Keysville; one step-granddaughter, Morgan Ownby of Cumberland, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Brister served in the Air Force and was an electronic engineer in New Jersey before he retired in Keysville in 1986. He became a farmer and raised hatching eggs for Tyson for 23 years.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  James S. Brittingham
Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 14, 1932
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

J.S. Brittingham Died Friday, 8th
(Victoria Dispatch)
James S. Brittingham, son of William Brittingham and Anne Davis Brittingham, was born in Worcester County, Maryland, May 14, 1852.  In 1875 he married Laura Jane Driscoll.  Of this union were born seven children.  Those surviving him are: John S. Brittingham, Victoria; George E. Brittingham, Emporia; J.C. Brittingham, Hamlet, N.C.; and Mrs. B.W. Harless, of New Smyrna Florida.  Also there are fourteen grandchildren.
His early life was spent in Maryland and Delaware.  He came to Virginia in 1890.  For fifty-three years he was employed in railroad service first for the Pennsylvania; then for the Southern and also the Atlantic Coast Line.  Then he went to the Suffolk and Carolina, as road master, and later as superintendent of construction, building the Edenton extension and the line to Elizabeth City.  He built the James Street terminal in Norfolk.
In 1903 he came with the McArthur Bros., as general foreman, grading the Virginian road through the Dismal Swamp; and for the remainder of his career was with this road as foreman of maintenance of way.  He was initiated into the I.O.O.F. in the state of Delaware over forty-six years ago, and at the time of his death was a member of the lodge at Keysville.
Mr. Brittingham suffered a stroke of paralysis March 30, and lingered for nine days, passing away Friday, April 8th.
The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at the Victoria Baptist Church, Rev. S.G. Harwood officiating.  The church was filled and many were standing about the doors.  This large company of friends evidenced the respect and esteem in which he was held.
Mr. Brittingham has been a faithful member of his church for may years; he served as deacon, and as Sunday school teacher, and was always present at the services until failing health made it impossible for him to attend.  Not long before his last attack, he had spoken hopefully of "going to church next Sunday."
The active pallbearers were: The deacons of the Baptist church, J.I. Dimmette, S.H. Duke, J.D. Wilson, Dr. E.L. Kendig, G.F. Williams, C.R. Billmyer, H.A. Thomas, C.J. Abbitt, H.W. Massie, W.E. Nelson, and others as follows: A.A. Kirkman, M. Brown, F.E. Bell, J.E. Ferguson, R.E. Williams, Charles White, L.E. Walker, S.F. Hatcher, A.B. Chandler, W.L. Wilson, E.W. Kidd, W.A. Seay, J.P. Foster, Smith Booth, L.C. Johnson, Thomas Clements, P.G. Pond, A.W. Breedlove, George Raiford, Walter Williams, George Giles, G.G. Robertson, J.R. Pulliam, A.H. Mumford, J.T. Waddille Sr., W.D. Robinson, N.H. Bates, B.?. Nevins, J.W. White, F.W. Wartham, W.E. Dungan, C.W. Dowdy.
The interment was in the Victoria cemetery, the Odd Fellows having charge and giving the impressive and beautiful burial service according to their ritual.
The floral offerings were many and beautiful.
Among those from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Leber, Miss Louise Leber, and Mrs. E.L. Driscoll of Johnstown, Pa. Mrs. Louis Brickhouse and Miss Dorothy Windley, of South Norfolk, and Mr. John Driscoll, of Cape Charles, Va.


Name of Deceased: Annie Purcell Broocks
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, September 26, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. C.M. BROOCKS
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock P.M., Wednesday, September 25 at Lebanon Church for Mrs. Annie Purcell Broocks, wife of the late Mr. C.M. Broocks. Services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.W. Bouldin of Drakes Branch. Interment was in the family cemetery at the home of Mr. H.V. Purcell.
Mrs. Broocks died September 23 after several weeks illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louise McGirt of Lenora, North Carolina.
She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. R. Bruce Jackson of Drakes Branch, Mrs. Louise McGirt of Lenora, N.C., two sons; John W. Broocks of Lynchburg, C.P. Broocks of Drakes Branch, two sisters; Mrs. L.S. Gregory of Roanoke; Mrs. E.L. Haskins of Lynchburg, one brother, W.V. Purcell of Drakes Branch, and several grand children.


Name of Deceased:  Cory Daniel Brostek
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jun. 23, 1996
Departed on Dec. 3, 2013 and resided in Keysville, VA.

Cory Daniel Brostek "Archer", age 17, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He is survived by his parents Chris and Melissa; his siblings, Casey Brostek, Karrianne Archer, Katie Kime, Courtney Brostek, Christian Brostek; grandfather Russel Archer; grandmother, Kathleen Ackerman; step-grandfather, Phillip Bove; many aunts, uncles, cousins; and his extended Juggalo family.
The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Burrel Atkinson Brown
Newspaper:  The Union Star, Brookneal, VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Burrel Atkinson Brown, of Charlotte County, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 17, 2014, five weeks prior to his 90th birthday. He was the husband of the late Marjorie Pillow Brown for 53 years.
Mr. Brown was born in Charlotte County, May 22, 1924, a son of the late Samuel Purley Brown and Mary Payne Brown. He was a longtime member of Roanoke Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during WWII and his county as sheriff from 1972-87. He was a southern gentleman who always treated everyone with kindness and respect.
He is survived by two sons, Dennis Brown (Vickie), Timothy Brown (Valerie) all of Brookneal; two daughters, Faye Elder (Winfred) of Brookneal, Phyllis Smith of New Orleans, LA; twelve grandchildren, Troy Elder (Wendy) of Brookneal, Todd Elder (Oscarlyn) of Lynchburg, Jeremy Brown (Rachel) of Brookneal, Holly Smith, Lloyd Smith both of New Orleans, LA, Shannon Campamour (Ryan) of Japan, Eric Brown (Melissa) of Brookneal, Brandon Brown (Shannon) of Charleston, SC, Mason Walker (Liesl) of Blacksburg, Dustin Brown (Brittany Jones), Lindsay Cowart (Kerry) all of Brookneal, Corey Claybrook (Stephanie) of Gladys; twelve great-grandchildren, Cain, Madeline, Sam, Carter, Jackson, Leyton, Chesney, Ellis, Haley, Jenna, Leah and Abigail; a sister, Ethel B. Russell of Mt. Airy, NC. He was preceded in death by three brothers; two sisters.
The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Valley View Assisted Living for their loving care of Burrel during his last year.
A funeral service was conducted 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Roanoke Presbyterian Church by the Reverend John Kidd with interment in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  James Roland Brown
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

James Roland Brown "Jimmie", age 74, of Randolph, Virginia, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013. Born in Ellis Creek in Halifax, VA, to the late Herman E. Brown and Beulah Crews Brown. He was a retired tobacco farmer and textile worker.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Ramsey Brown; and three daughters, Jamie Brown of Randolph, Sheila and Andy Andrews of Moneta, Lori and Bill Tolbert of Mt. Solon; three grandchildren, Blair and Brandon Carter, Brad Andrews, and Ashley Tolbert. He is also survived by five brothers, H. E. and Janet Brown of Newport News, Riley Brown and Jean Callen of Charlotte Court House, Shirley and Bonnie Brown of Charlotte Court House, Joe and Snooks Brown of Winchester, Sammie and Wanda Brown of Charlotte Court House; and one sister, Jean and Martin Burton of Covington, GA; and a special nephew Johnny Tucker. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Nancy B. Tucker and Mary Alice B. Englehart.
A memorial service will be held at Sheldon's Restaurant in Keysville, VA, at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad or the Phenix Fire Department. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Capt. John G. Brown
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette,
Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 21, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MORTUARY RECORD - The decease of Capt. John G. Brown occurred on the 1st instant. His funeral took place on the Sabbath following, and his remains were temporarily deposited in the village cemetery, whence they were removed on Thursday subsequent to be conveyed to Pittsburgh, Pa., the place of his former residence. Mr. Brown has been for many years a sufferer from the disease consumption, which was the cause of his death. He was formerly Clerk of the Courts in Pittsburgh, and since his residence here has filled the office of delegate in the House from this county. At the time of his death he occupied the position of postmaster in this village. Throughout his illness he appeared cheerful and resigned, and his last hours were peaceful.


Name of Deceased:  Norma Inez Brown
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Norma Inez Brown, age 91, of Charlotte Court House, VA, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
She is survived by a son, Billy P. Price and his wife, Karen K. Price of Charlotte Court House; a step-son Steve N. Brown of Washington State; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore A. Brown; and a daughter, Maggie Jane Weaver.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2012, in the Village Presbyterian Church in Charlotte Court House. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Betty T. Bruce
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 15, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 Mrs. Betty Bruce Buried Monday

 Funeral services for Mrs. Betty T. Bruce, widow of Dr. Phillip Alexander Bruce, Virginia historian and author of the centennial history of the University of Virginia, were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the home on Rugby Road, Charlottesville, near the university.  The service was conducted by the Rev. Arthur B. Kinsolving, D.D., rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Baltimore, assisted by the Rev. William H. Laird of St. Paul's Memorial Church, university.  Burial, which was private, was in the University Cemetery.
Mrs. Bruce was Miss Betty T. Taylor of Norfolk, daughter of John Saunders Taylor, an officer in the Navy of the United States before the War Between the States and during the conflict an officer on the staff of Governor Stephen D. Lee.  He was killed at the Battle of Sharpsburg.  Mrs. Bruce was a direct descendant of Richard Lee, the first member of the famous Lee family to settle in Virginia.
Mrs. Bruce is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Phillippa Alexander Shepperson, wife of Dr. Archibald Bolling Shepperson, associate professor of English at the University of Virginia.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Charles Bruce
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, April 11, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Mrs. Charles Bruce
This lady, the widow of Hon. Charles Bruce, late of this county, died suddenly on Monday, April 8th, at the residence of her grand daughter, Mrs. Pelham Blackford, in Richmond. Mrs. Bruce was the daughter of Thomas Seddon, of Fredericksburg, where she was born in 1829. Her mother was a daughter of William Alexander, both parents being of distinguished English ancestry. She was a sister of Hon. James A. Seddon, who in 1844 represented the Richmond district in Congress, and in Nov. 1862, was made a member of the Confederate Cabinet of Pres. Davis.
Mrs. Bruce was a member of her brother's family when he was in Washington, and by her beauty, grace of manner and many accomplishments, was a leader in society at the capital during her residence there, and she thus had the rare opportunity of a personal acquaintance with the most noted men of that day - Clay Calhoun, Webster and others. In September, 1848, she married Hon. Charles Bruce, who represented the Charlotte and Mecklenburg district in the Va. Senate, and became mistress of one of the delightful residences in Virginia, known as "Staunton Hill," overlooking the river so named, and near the lands famous as the former residence of Patrick Henry, John Randolph, and Judge Paul Carrington. Here she dispensed a generous hospitality, in society of welcome guests, genial neighbors and with the weighty responsibilities of a growing family, distraction of the times, the loss of husband and daughters, she has filled the position of wife, mother and friend with a constancy and perseverance that indicated the most sterling qualities both of mind and heart. Mr. Bruce raised and equipped the Staunton Hill Artillery, being its first commander. He died in 1895. Added to her many accomplishments Mrs. Bruce had the support of strong christian faith, and was a devout member of the Roanoke Presbyterian church.
The funeral services were held on Tuesday, the 9th, at the 2d Presbyterian church in Richmond, and her remains were laid to rest in Holywood.
Six sons survive her - Thomas Seddon Bruce, Albert Casson, Charles Morrelle, who was ex-Sec. and pro tem Gov. of Arizona Territory, Philip Alex.
formerly editor of the Va. His. Magazine, William Cabell, ex-Pres. of Maryland Senate and ex-officio Gov. pro tem., and Jas. Douglas Bruce, professor of English at Bryan Maur. Two daughters, Ellen C., wife of Jas. Baylor, of the Coast Survey, and Anna Seddon, first wife of Thos. Nelson Page, preceeded their mother to the grave.


Name of Deceased: David K. E. Bruce
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, December 8, 1977
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Bruce, David K. E.
David K. E. Bruce, a veteran diplomat and prominent Virginian who did a variety of jobs under six presidents, died Monday, December 5, 1977, after
suffering a heart attack. Mr. Bruce was 79.
He died in the Georgetown University Medical Center's coronary care unit four hours after being admitted. He was the only American to serve as ambassador in western Europe's three most prestigious posts, Britain, France, and West Germany. After a career in public service spanning 43 years, Mr. Bruce retired in 1969, but in 1970 he was asked back by President Nixon to head a delegation at the Vietnam peace talks in Paris. Mr. Bruce retired for good in 1976, after serving under President Ford as ambassador to NATO. Ford presented him with the Medal of Freedom. "He was among the most eminent diplomats of his generation," said State Department spokesman Hodding Carter III. "All of us will miss his wise counsel." Three Democratic and three Republican presidents relied on Mr. Bruce a registered Democrat for advice in sensitive situations.
He was born in Baltimore on Feb. 12, 1898. After service as an artillery man in France during World War I, he studied at the universities of Maryland and Virginia and later practiced law in Baltimore. In 1926 he married Ailsa Mellon, the only daughter of Andrew W. Mellon, the multimillionaire industrialist, who was then secretary of the Treasury.

NEW YORK RESIDENCE
After a brief assignment with the Foreign Service as a vice consul in Rome, Mr. Bruce moved to New York, where for several years he was active in the management of the Mellon business interests and in the firm of W.A. Harriman & Co. At one point, Mr. Bruce was a director of about two dozen corporations. While acquiring the base for a fortune, Mr. Bruce became a close friend of W. Averell Harriman, who later encouraged him to return to a diplomatic career. During the 1930s Mr. Bruce established residence in Virginia and purchased the estate of Staunton Hill, near Brookneal in Charlotte County. In 1934 hewas elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and served until 1942. In the late 1930s Mr. Bruce gave between $25,000 and $40,000 each forlibraries to rural Virginia counties. The gifts were made anonymously, but were generally acknowledged to have come from Mr. Bruce. In January 1972, Mr. Bruce said in an interview with The Richmond Times-Dispatch that he was "very pleased" with the growth of the librarieshe helped establish. Many of the libraries have become regional.

"All libraries are good. They're one of the few institutions that never did anybody any harm," Mr. Bruce said. Mr. Bruce was a former member of the State of Library Board, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the board of visitors at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. There was very little in the scope of human activity in which Mr. Bruce did not have an interest. His hobbies included sports, art, wine and antique furniture. He wrote a biography of George Washington and a 1939 book, "Revolution to Reconstruction" which was a study of the first 16 presidents.
He was the first president of the National Gallery of Art and has been a trustee of the Frick Museum and the Metropolitan Opera Company. During World War II, Bruce went to London as representative of the American Red Cross and then shifted to an intelligence role in the Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the Cental Intelligence Agency. It was not until 1949, after postwar service in the Commerce Department, that Mr. Bruce's career as a diplomat really began.


Name of Deceased: William Cabell Bruce
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 16, 1946.
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King

W.C. Bruce, Biographer Dies At Age of 86

William Cabell Bruce, a Pulitzer prize-winning biographer, a staunch advocate of repeal and Democratic United States Senator from Maryland from 1923 to 1929, died at his Baltimore home Thursday, May 9, at the age of 86.
Born at Staunton Hill, on March 12, 1860, he had been in failing health for many months and his death was not unexpected.
He attended high school at Norfolk, went to University of Virginia in 1879-90, and graduated from the Maryland Law School.
About 10 years ago, Mr. Bruce retired from the public affairs in which he had played a prominent role for nearly 40 years.
An attorney, he chose public life rather than private practice because, he said, it gave him more time for his library work.  He made an extensive study of Benjamin Franklin and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1919 for a book on Franklin, published the year before. Bruce, died last October.  Two sons, His wife, Mary Louise Fisher, David K.E. Bruce and James Bruce, vice-president of the National Dairy Products Company, survive.


Name of Deceased: Eloise Nash Bryant
Newspaper:
The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mrs. Eloise Nash Bryant, age 86, departed this life on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the Woodland in Farmville, Virginia. She was born September 12, 1925 in Charlotte Court House, Virginia to Lewis Daniel Nash and Sarah Hamlet Nash. Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her loving husband of Almost 63 years, James Robert Bryant. She is survived by her children, Gayle B. Harris of Abilene, Virginia, James Ivan Bryant and wife, Kathy, of Cullen, Virginia, Barbara B. Hamlett and husband, Donnie, of Madisonville, Virginia, Richard Daniel Allen and wife, Rose, of Cullen, Virginia and Cynthia Allen Bomar and husband, Kevin, of Nathalie, Virginia. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bryant was a graduate of Randolph-Henry High School and a long-time member of Spring Creek Baptist Church where she was very active. She was also a long-standing member of the Pamplin Order of the Eastern Star. The family received friends at Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Funeral services were at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Darlington Heights, Virginia on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church. Puckett Funeral Home of Farmville served the family.


Name of Deceased:  Marguerite McLean Williams Bryant
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Marguerite McLean Williams Bryant, 89, of Charlotte C. H., VA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 19. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hugh Bryant.
She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Lacks (Dennis); her son, Chuck Bryant; grandchildren, Shannon Howard (Shawn), Tory Amos (Donnie), Annathen Lacks, Caran, Hannah, and Rebecca Bryant; great-grandchildren, Joshua Lacks, Jaden Michael and Christopher Nichols, Kyra Howard, and Olivia and Alayna Amos; her sister, Shelby Ponton of Cullen; her brother, Jack Williams (Murrell) of Appomattox; and her many friends at Babcock Manor in Appomattox.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Browning-Duffer Funeral home in Keysville. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Darlington Heights, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Annie M. Buchanan
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, September 1, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. BUCHANAN
Mrs. Annie M. Buchanan, 91, died at her home here August 27. Funeral rites were at the Victoria Baptist Church on Monday at 3 P.M. with interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
She is survived by three sons, D.E. Buchanan of Meherrin; J.C. Buchanan of Victoria; and R.R. Buchanan of Portsmouth; three daughters; Mrs. Grace Flippo of Richmond, Mrs. Mary Scott of Victoria; and Mrs. Carrie Moore of Kenbridge; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
The service was conducted by the Rev. N.B. Hable, S.G. Harwood, of Victoria; R.R. Clement of Fork Union, F.B. Handley of Crewe, Curtis ? Cleveland of Kenbridge, and ? E. Dunkum of Meherrin. Pallbearers were John Buchanan of Greensboro, N.C., Hawthorne Buchanan of Martinsville; Jake Buchanan of Victoria; Ewell and Alvin Flippo of Richmond, R.R. Buchanan, Jr. and Howard Gray Buchanan of Portsmouth; Edward A. Moore and Daniel B. Moore of Kenbridge; and Clifton Buchanan of Richmond. Honorary pallbearers were, Tom Waddill, Roy Moore, S.H. Kirby, A.B. Chandler, Harry, Hazlewood, Dr. H.E. Whaley, Percy Rist, Meredith Fowlkes, H.D. Lucy, R.H. Meador, W.E. Nelson, A.B. Shackleton, A.H. Mumford, T.C. Fowlkes, all of Victoria; and Edwin Neblett of Lunenburg and A.B. Bridgforth, Jr. of Kenbridge.


Name of Deceased:  Charles  Alfred “Charlie” Buck, Sr.
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jul. 31, 1930
Departed on Apr. 18, 2015 and resided in Charlotte Court House, VA.

After a lengthy illness, Charles "Charlie" Alfred Buck Sr., died on April 18, 2015. He is now at peace in our Lord Jesus Christ's loving arms. Born on July 31, 1930, in Long Branch, New Jersey, son of the late William and Edna Buck. He was predeceased by his wife, Emily Conover Buck. Charlie is survived by his loving wife Margaret "Dolly" Frank Buck; his son, Charles Buck Jr., and wife, Sue, Charlotte C. H., VA; daughter, Barbara Brown and husband, Jim of Neptune, NJ; three stepsons: Michael Mulroy and wife, Kelly, Sea Grit, NJ, Gene Mulroy and wife, Laura, Colts Neck, NJ, and Kyle Mulroy and wife, Tracy, and children, Reece and Laura, Bethesda, MD. Charlie was blessed with a large loving family including fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren: Michael Buck and wife, Maria, and children, Anthony and Airiana, Oregon; Ian Brown, Jill Edwards and children, Ian, Kelsey, and Lindsey; Lisa Buck and children, Kimberly and Hayden; Suzy and Daria Buck, Justin, Haley, Kiera and Erin Mulroy, Matthew, Devin and Megan Mulroy all of NJ; Sheri and Jerimie Caudill and children, Bobby, Donovan and Tyler, VA. Charlie also leaves behind a brother, Robert and wife, Carolyn, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
From the age of seventeen until his retirement, Charlie was employed in various Ford Motor Company dealerships in NJ, managing the parts departments. He had a beautiful bass voice and used it to praise his Lord in the choirs both at Colts Neck Reformed Church in NJ and in later years at Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, VA. One of his biggest joys was singing in Barbershop Choruses and Quartets in NJ for thirty-five years. Charlie was always active in his beloved home churches in Colts Neck, NJ, and Keysville, VA. In addition to the choirs, he was an Elder, a Deacon, Vacation Bible School teacher, member of the Finance Committee, Atlantic Cemetery Committee and numerous other committees. In 2004 he became a volunteer with Hospice of Virginia, Farmville office. With his warm, caring, quiet manner and big smile, Charlie brought and received much joy and a sense of connectedness to the many patients and families he served. He once said he felt "blessed" to have had such wonderful patients. The family wishes to thank the caring and compassionate staff at The Woodland. Charlie enjoyed teaching himself to play piano while there and serenading his fellow residents. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Charlie's Ash Camp Baptist Church family for their love, support, and prayers.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, and on May 2, at 11 a.m., at his home church, Colts Neck Reformed Church in Colts Neck, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Ash Camp Baptist Church, Hospice of Virginia, or a charity of your choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Moses H. Bullock
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 5, 1885.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: HANFORD, JAN. 29TH 1885
Mrs. Bullock, wife of Mr. Moses H. Bullock, died near this place on Sunday the 25th, of heart disease. She was an energetic, christian lady, and will be a loss to her family.
Mr. Bullock came from Ohio, about twelve years ago, and purchased the "Rocky Mount" estate, which was the birth place and long the residence of Capt. Jno. T. Richards, who inherited it from his father, Rev. Wm. Richards.


Name of Deceased: William Tally Bullock
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 15, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W.T. BULLOCK
Funeral services for William Tally Bullock, age 93, who died at the home of his son, G. W. Bullock, July 22, were held Wednesday at 3:30 o'clock with interment in the cemetery at his old home near Red Oak. Services were conducted by Rev. J.L. McKinney and Rev. J.W. Bouldin. He was a member of Hebron Methodist Church for 25 years, until he went to Lynchburg to make his home with his children, at the death of his wife 24 years ago.
Surviving are six children. Mrs. W.A. Terry, Mr. John Bullock, of Rustburg; Messrs. O.T. and G.W. Bullock, of Timber Lake Roads, Lynchburg; Mr. F.F. Bullock of Lynchburg and Mrs. F.R. Doggett, of Skipwith. He is also survived by twenty grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. Flower bearers were grand daughters; Misses Virginia, Helen, Frances and Maryland Bullock, Mrs. Rawley Kelley, Mrs. Hughie Toler, Mrs. Ray Tweedy, Mrs. Alvin Jones, Mrs. Elbert Milton, and Mrs. Sherwood Wright.
Pallbearers were his grand sons; Raymond, Joseph and Graham Terry, Billy, H.F. and Roy Bullock.


Name of Deceased: Fannie Watts Burgess
Newspaper:  
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 9, 1964
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Rites Held For Mrs. Wm. Burgess
Mrs. Fannie Watts Burgess, 91, of Keysville, died Friday.  She was the widow of William Burgess.  She was a charter member of Eureka Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. R.B. Berkley of Keysville; two sons, C.M. Watts of Keysville and J. Clifford Watts of Smithfield, and three brothers, L. Parks White of Keysville, Luther White of Wilmington, N.C., and Carl White of Raleigh.  A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Eureka Baptist Church with burial there.


Name of Deceased:  Doris Newcomb Burnett
Wood Funeral  Service,  Chase City, Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

10/28/1949 - 05/15/2016
Doris Newcomb Burnett age 66, of Brookneal, died May 15, 2016. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of Hebron United Methodist Church. Surviving are her companion, Ronnie Childress of Brookneal, brothers; Alvin Newcomb and wife, Ivy, and Melvin Newcomb and wife, Tracey, all of Saxe, nephews; Anthony Newcomb of Skipwith and Kevin Newcomb of Rock Hill S.C. and a niece; Candace Leonard of Henrico. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday at Hebron United Methodist Church with Rev. Justin Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralservice.com

Name of Deceased: Deborah H Burns
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Mrs. Deborah H. Burns
Mrs. Deborah H. Burns, age 21, and her infant daughter, of Charlotte Court House, died suddenly Saturday, April 23, 1977.
Mrs. Burns is survived by her husband, William Kelly Burns; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steven W. Hartley, Athens, Ala.; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Hobsen of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two brothers, Steve Hartley of Decatur, Ala. and Danny Hartley of Athens, Ala.; one sister, Miss Cecelia Hartley of Athens.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte Court House.


Name of Deceased: Jessica K. Burns
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Infant
Jessica K. Burns, month-old infant daughter of William Kelly Burns, died suddenly April 23, 1977.
She is survived by her father; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Harold Yanick of Charlotte Court House; and paternal grandfather, James T. Burns of San Francisco; maternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Hartley of Athens, Ala.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tueday, April 26 from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte Court House.


Name of Deceased: Blair Boling Burton
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 12, 1963
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held for Blair B. Burton
Graveside services for Blair Bolling Burton, 74, who died Saturday, were held at 4 P.M. Monday at Douglas Presbyterian Church Cemetery. He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nita Rice Burton; two daughters, Mrs. Lonnie E. McKay of Farmville and Mrs. Harvey A. Bowen II of Richmond; two sons, Charles Cervas Burton of Richmond and Roy S. Burton of Colonial Heights; a brother, Gilmer Brugh Burton of Troutville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Deacon Harry Burton
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger,  October 27 - November 2, 2011
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Deacon Harry Burton, age 73, of Drakes Branch, Virginia entered eternal rest Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Meadowview Terrace, Clarksville, Va. Deacon Burton was born in Mecklenburg County, Va. February 11, 1938 to the late Robert and Nancy Keene Burton. He attended the schools of Charlotte County, Va. Deacon Burton was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Keysville, Va., where,
along with serving as a deacon, he was a member of the male chorus.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers. Cherishing his memory are his wife, Eunice D. Burton of Drakes Branch, Va.; five children, Corwin Burton (Sherdine) of Clarksville, Va., Curtis Burton, Chad Burton (Linda)
and Carlton Burton all of Drakes Branch, and Rodney Burton (Tarantula) of Antioch, Tn.; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Willetta Hamilton (Walter) and Maggie Tate all of Sun City, Az. and Roberta Mitchell of Washington, DC; four brothers, Floyd Burton of Saxe, Va., David Burton (Charlotte) and Daniel Burton all of Drakes Branch and Albert Burton (Elizabeth) of Chase City, Va.; two sisters-in-law, six brothers-in-law and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.
Funeral services for Deacon Harry Burton will be conducted 12:00 noon Friday, October 28, 2011 in the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chase City, with Rev. Wyatt Vaughan officiating. Burial will follow in the Burton Family Cemetery, Drakes Branch. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation. Service, Chase City, Va. Online condolences may be expressed at
www.harrisfhc.com.


Name of Deceased:  Martin Burton
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Mar. 31, 1940
Departed on Mar. 13, 2015 and resided in Covington, GA.

Mr. Martin Burton, 74, of Covington passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. He was born March 31, 1940 in Lynch Station, Virginia to Charles Harrison and Jenny Hargis Burton who have preceded him in death. Mr. Burton was a graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He married Jean Brown on December 21, 1963. He worked for and retired from Hercules, a career spanning thirty years. On the first Sunday that Martin and Jean lived in Covington they visited the First Baptist Church and instantly knew they had found a church home. With his membership now in its fortieth year Mr. Burton has served on numerous committees, sang in the church choir and served as a deacon. He also served as the chairman of the building and grounds committee and served on the construction committee where he over saw a number of projects. He was preceded in death by his sister Eugenia Young.
Mr. Burton is survived by his wife of 51 years Jean Brown Burton, his children Jeannine B. Kay (Mike) of Zionsville, IN and Jonathan Burton of Porterdale, GA his grandchildren; Crews Kay, McKinley Kay and Mason Kay along with his sister Rachel Justice of Hickory, NC and his nephews; Larry Justice and Charles Michael Justice and his niece Donna Justice. He is also survived by numerous other family and close friends including his First Baptist family.
Funeral services for Mr. Burton will be held at 11 o'clock Monday, March 16, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Covington, with his remains being placed in state at 10 o'clock, Reverend Cody McNutt, Reverend Eric Brown and Reverend Charles Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of Covington from 2pm until 4pm on Sunday, March 15, 2015. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Croom Scholarship Fund at the First Baptist Church of Covington, 1139 Usher Street, Covington, GA 30014. Mr. Burton will be buried at 11 o'clock Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Phenix, Virginia. Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, 110 H Street, Keysville, VA 23947 will be in charge of arrangements in Virginia and J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East Street, S.E., Covington, GA 30014, 770-786-2524 is in charge of the arrangements in Covington. A register book may be signed on line at www.harwellfuneralhome.com .