Name of Deceased: William Caldwell
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday,
June 18, 1874
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATH OF AN AGED CITIZEN - It becomes our sad duty to record the decease of WILLIAM CALDWELL, Esq., late Treasurer of the county of Charlotte. Mr. Cardwell, who was the son of John Cardwell, was born near the County Line X Roads, Nov. 9, 1799. He was for some time, in early life, engaged in school teaching, but subsequently adopted and followed for many years the business of ditching, and through his skillful agency, the streams of the county were kept in a clear and healthy condition. It was in this employment that he amassed a handsome property, valued before the war at $75,000 or $80,000.
He at a later day purchased a large landed property, working a considerable number of hands. His popularity and influence with the colored people led to his being chosen to the office of Treasurer of the county in 1870, by a majority of some 1200 or 1300. He was a man of benevolent impulses, of considerable reading and most tenacious memory. Probably few were better posted with regard to all the facts of our local history. Within a short time he has suffered a serious privation in the loss of his eyesight. His death occurred on Monday, the 8th inst., in the 75th year of his age. He was the last of four brothers. Three sisters still survive him. His funeral was very numerously attended, on Tuesday, at the Presbyterian Church, and his remains deposited in the village cemetery.

Name of Deceased:  Kelly Owen Camp
Source:  Wood Funeral Home, Chase City, Mecklenburg  Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Kelly Owen Camp, 31, of Drakes Branch passed away on Tuesday December 8, 2015. She attended Trinity Gospel Church. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Dean Camp, daughters, Courtney Camp, Natalie and Amber Patterson, parents, Everett and Donna Owen, sisters, Judy Wilmouth and Kasey Owen McClung, brother, Jason Everett Owen, grandfather, Truley Edward Trammell, and devoted friend, Ian Waters. Services will be held at 11:00 am Friday at Trinity Gospel Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in church cemetery.
Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed at Wood Funeral Service.


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

Donald Sherwood Campbell, 76 passed away December 23, 2015 at his home in Keysville, VA. He loved to fish and never met a stranger. Don leaves behind his loving wife, of 37 years, Carol Jean Trent Campbell; a son, Trent Campbell; a daughter, Christal Campbell Eubank and son-in-law, Michael Eubank, all of Keysville, VA; many cousins including Keevin and Amy Francisco of Keysville, VA. He is also survived by special friends, Joyce Hobgood and Joseph Turner. Don was loved by many friends and family.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015 in the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at their home on Union Grove Road at any time and immediately following the service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Mrs. Fletcher Campbell
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,
September 21, 1944
Submitted By
:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Fletcher Campbell Died Sunday In El Paso
The funeral services for Mrs. Fletcher Campbell, of El Paso, Texas will be held today, Thursday, September 21, at 2:30 o'clock at Lynchburg with burial there at the cemetery, beside her late husband.
She died at her home Sunday of pneumonia, where she had been ill for only two or three days.  Mrs. Campbell was the former Miss Mabel Hutcheson, of Charlotte County, a sister of the late Chas. M. Hutcheson, and Judge Robt. F. Hutcheson, of Charlotte Court House.  She is survived by four brothers; Dr. John R. Hutcheson and Dr. Thos. B. Hutcheson, of V.P.I., at Blackburg; Rev. R.G. Hutcheson, of Farmville, and Henry E. Hutcheson, of Gloucester.


Name of Deceased:  Ellwood Bass Canada Jr.
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Feb. 5, 1932
Departed on Apr. 26, 2014 and resided in Birmingham, AL.
Canada, Mr. Ellwood Bass Jr., went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on April 26th, 2014, reuniting with his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Mary Frances Canada. He was also preceded in death by his parents Ellwood Bass Canada Sr. and Elsie Hailey Canada. Ellwood was born in Charlotte County, VA on February 5th, 1932. He graduated from Randolph Henry High School in 1948 and attended Augusta Military Academy, graduating from Virginia Tech in 1953 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Ellwood served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956 and was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Albuquerque, New Mexico. He and his family lived many places, including 25 years in Chester, VA., where he retired from Honeywell. Ellwood continued to work as a chemical engineer in Charleston, W.VA. for many years when he and Mary Frances returned there, where they first met, to enjoy their final 22 years of life together. He was a member of Bible Center Church in Charleston. He most recently lived in Birmingham, AL with his son Kevin and family. Surviving are his brother, Roland Hailey Canada and his wife, Carolyn Odom Canada of Blacksburg, VA., his two sons, Steven Ellwood Canada (Kathy) of Midlothian, VA, and Kevin Hunt Canada (Nancy) of Birmingham, AL; five granddaughters, Carrie C. Rivas, Marianne C. Clarke, Jenni C. Rothchild, Stefi Canada and Sudie Canada, and two grandsons, Kevin Canada Jr. and John Canada. He is also survived by three great-granddaughters, Alana Rivas, Hazel Clarke and Rosalie Clarke; two great-grandsons, Wesley Rothchild and Connor Rivas. Known as Gramps to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he was a devoted son, brother, father and grandfather and great grandfather. Ellwood was an avid golfer throughout his life; he very much loved going to the golf course and hitting a few shots with his son Kevin, even after being stricken with ALS. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte Court House, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bible Center Church, 1111 Oakhurst Drive, Charleston, W.VA. 25314. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Mary Frances Hunt Canada
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Submitted By
:  Donald R. McKinney

Mary Frances Hunt Canada went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, George D. and Bess Spencer Hunt; and her brother, Richard Hunt. Mary Frances was born in Charleston, West, Virginia, on January 29, 1932. She graduated from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, VA. Mary Frances formerly of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away at Southerland Place in Midlothian, VA, surrounded by her family. Surviving are her husband, Ellwood B. Canada of Birmingham, AL, formerly of Charleston, West Virginia; her two sons, Steven E. Canada of Midlothian, VA, and Kevin H. Canada of Birmingham, AL; and their wives, Kathy Dosier Canada and Nancy Hanger Canada; five granddaughters, Carrie C. Rivas, Marianne C. Clarke, Jenni C. Rothchild, Stefi Canada and Sudie Canada; two grandsons, Kevin Canada, Jr. and John Canada. She is also survived by three great-granddaughters, Alana Rivas, Hazel Clarke and Rosalie Clarke; two great-grandsons, Wesley Rothchild and Connor Rivas. Mary Frances was known as Mickey in her girlhood and that name remaining with her through college and her years as a wonderful wife and mother. She and her family lived many places, including twenty-five years in Chester, VA. She went back to Charleston, West Virginia, for her final twenty-two years of life. She was a member of the Bible Center Church in Charleston, West Virginia. She was also known as "Nana" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. Mary Frances was an avid gardener, crafter, homemaker, and antique collector.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte C. H., VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bible Center Church 1111 Oakhurst Drive, Charleston, West Virginia 25314. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Donald Paul Canady
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, Thursday,
September 15-21, 2011.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Donald Paul Canady, long-time resident of Keysville, Virginia, born April 2, 1951, son of Clagett D. and Pauline M. Canady, both deceased, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2011. He leaves behind three daughters, Dawn and her husband George of Woodbridge, Virginia, Desiree and Danielle of Keysville, Virginia, and one son, Chris of Hampton, Virginia. His sister Nancy of Prospect, Virginia, and brother Slugger and wife Sharon of Woodbridge, Virginia, and brother Danny of Fredericksburg, Virginia, together with numerous nephews and nieces, join with his children and his many friends in remembering Donald. 

Services will be held at Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville, Virginia, Saturday, September 17, with visitation at 1 p.m. and the funeral at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. He will be laid to rest beside his parents at Trinity Memorial Garden in Rice, Virginia. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.


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

Joseph “Joe” William Canfield, age 67, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at his home. He served as a Sergeant in the Army and in the Coast Guard Reserves; a Sergeant for the New Jersey Police Department for 24 years, worked in Major Crimes in Florida for 7 years, served as a consultant for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Joe taught Bloodhound Search and Rescue for thirty years, in 2007, he started Joe Canfield Mantrailing Bloodhounds.
He is survived by his wife of eight years, Debbie H. Canfield; a stepdaughter, Shelly Townsend. Joe was preceded in death by his partner Kirby.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Friendship Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery, Drakes Branch, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Friday, July 24, 2015, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Alexander Card
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 22, 1979
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR MR. ALEXANDER CARD
Mr. Alexander Card, age 83, of Wylliesburg, Va., died Saturday, February 17, 1979. He was a Veteran of World War I.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys T.Card; three sons, Mack, James A. and Howard, all of Wylliesburg; one daughter, Mrs. Hilda C. Ferrell of Wylliesburg; one brother, Frank Card of Chase City; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, from Newcomb Funeral Home, with interment in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Chase City.


Name of Deceased: Jean Vaughan Card
Newspaper:
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond Va.,  February 12, 2008.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Jean Vaughan Card, age 69, of Wylliesburg, died February 10, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. 
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Mack W. Card; her son, Clinton M. Card and wife, Sharon, of Chase City; daughter, Jennifer C. Thompson and husband, Chris of Amelia; stepson, Glenn W. Card and wife, Janet, of Red Oak; stepdaughter, Ellen Carol Stone of Blackstone; her grandchildren, Stuart, Brittany and Morgan Card; her sisters, Alice Madison of Richmond, Marojorie Owen of Drakes Branch, Jeanette Lockett of Mechanicsville, Shirley Frary of Newport News; her brothers, George Vaughan and wife, Edith, and C.W. Vaughan and wife, Jeanie, both of Wylliesburg; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. 
Visitation was held at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home on February 12, 2008, from 7pm to 8:30pm. The funeral was held at the Wylliesburg Baptist Church on February 13, 2008 at 1pm. Interment followed at the Wylliesburg Presbyterian Church.


Name of Deceased: George S. Carden
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, July 26, 1951

Submitted by:  Bea King

Services Held For George S. Carden

 BROOKNEAL, July 23--Funeral services and burial were to be held at 2 P.M. today at Bethel Baptist Church here for George Smith Carden.  He died at his home near Phenix, Charlotte County, Saturday at the age of 75.
Mr. Carden is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Holt Carden; two daughters, Mrs. T.W. Webb, of Columbia, S.C., and Mrs. T.C. Bass, of West Lafayette, Ind.; a son, G.W. Carden, of Roanoke; a foster son, Dr. Charles L. Eubank, of Keysville; a brother, J.T. Carden, of Portsmouth; two sisters, Mrs. J.W. Vaughan, and Mrs. W.J. Rodgers, both of Richmond; two half sisters, Mrs. T. L. Sims, of Richmond, and Mrs. Ed Bailey, of Cincinnati, his step-mother, Mrs. J.W. Carden, of Woodland, N.C., and six grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Ruby Carlisle
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 2, 1965
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

COUNTY WOMAN BURNED FATALLY
A Charlotte Court House woman died of severe burns five days after she was admitted to Medical College Hospital.
Mrs. Ruby Carlisle, 46, died Monday.  She had received third degree burns over 60 percent of her body after a furnace explosion at her home last Wednesday.
A doctor who treated her after the accident said she told him she was trying to turn off the furnace in the basement of her home when she spilled some fuel oil on her clothing from a container she was holding.
She then ran outside, where relatives saw her and ran to her aid.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Centenary Methodist Church, Madisonville.


Name of Deceased: Fannie V. Carrington
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday,
January 15, 1885
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Mrs. Fannie V. Carrington, wife of Rev. A.B. Carrington, died in Pr. William, 4th.


Name of Deceased: Henry A Carrington
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Thursday, February 5, 1885
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: FROM THE RICHMOND STATE, JAN. 23D
DEATH OF A GOOD MAN
The announcement of the death of Col. Henry A. Carrington, of Charlotte County, will carry sorrow to the hearts of a large number of friends of this pure and gallant Virginian, who knew him in the war as the brave colonel of the 18th Va. regiment, and in peace as the courteous, refined and honorable citizen. To let such a character go down to the grave with this simple record of his death, would be unjust, for it would be obscuring the light of a lofty and noble life, which should illumine with its example the paths of those who would follow all that ennobles and dignifies our nature.
In the war, he commanded in twenty-nine engagements the 18th Va, regiment, was wounded four times, captured twice, and served a long and severe captivity at Johnson's Island. On his return home he found that desolation had taken the place of prosperity, and that he had to march as bravely against poverty and want as he had against the enemies of his country.
He was chosen as the clerk of the county, where for a number of years he had given perfect satifaction, until his old former disease began to undermine his constitution, and his duties were transferred to one of his sons.
He had a mind of unusual balance, being rarely led away by impulse or warped by passion. He was as pure in thought as refined in language; he was gentle as a child, yet as firm as a rock in the discharge of his duty. He bore no emunities, and hid the fault he saw in another rather than blazon it abroad. A devoted husband and father, his supreme sorrow was in parting with his family, though his unfaltering trust for his faith made him long to cross over the river and be at rest.

Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 29, 1885
Obit: DEATH OF COL. HENRY A CARRINGTON
We are again called upon to record the decease of another of our most esteemed and valued citizens. Col. HENRY A CARRINGTON, died at Richmond, Thursday, Jan. 22d., 1885; aged 52 years, 4mos., and 9 days. This event was not entirely unexpected, as he has been suffering from disease for some two years past, and has been for some time in Richmond for treatment. The news of his death, however, brought sorrow to many hearts, not only of his immediate family and relatives, but this entire community by whom he was held in the highest regard both for his useful service and his personal worth. We subjoin a few facts of his history, leaving to abler hands the work of paying tribute to his memory.
Col. Carrington was born at the place known as "Ingleside," in this county, Sept. 13, 1832. He was the son of Henry and Louisa Carrington, his father being a son of Judge Paul Carrington, Sen., of distinguished memory. His mother was a daughter of Judge W. H. Cabell, who was President of the Va. Court of Appeals for thirty or forty years. Descended from so distinguished ancestry, Col. Carrington in his early years displayed quickness of intellect, good judgment and dignity of manner, for which he was ever remarkable. He enjoyed in his youth the advantages of the training of Chas. Henry Barksdale and Thos. E. Marshall, at the School in his village.
In 1848, when not quite 16 years of age, he entered the 3d class at the Va. Military Institute, where he remained for three years and graduated with high distinction. He then entered the Law School at the University of Va., where he remained for two years. On leaving the University, he did not at once enter upon the practice of law, but devoted himself to agricultural pursuits and the care of his fine estate.
On the breaking out of the war, he received a commission as Lieut-Col. of the 18th Va. Infantry, Col. Withers commanding in Gen. Kemper's brigade. Col. Withers being wounded soon after the battle of Gaines Mill, the command of the Regiment developed upon Col. Carrington for two years, tho' he did not receive his commission until Aug. 1864, on the retirement of Col. Withers. He was with his regiment in all the hard-fought battles in which they were engaged, and his commanding presence, soldierly bearing and genial manner, secured for him the confidence and esteem of all his associate in arms.
In 1867, two years after the war he was admitted to the bar, and if we mistake and was for some time associated in practice with the late Isaac R. Watkins. In the fall of 1870, he was elected to the office of county clerk, a position to which he was subsequently re-elected, and which he filled a the time of his death. In his position as a public officer, Col. Carrington was courteous, dignified and obliging. His legal training and good judgment gave him peculiar advantages in dispatching the business of the courts, while his grace of manner and dignified deportment assured him respect and esteem.
He was one who will be missed in this community. But we leave it for others to pay tribute to his worth. He was a devoted member of Grace Episcopal Church, active and prompt in his religious duties, as in those of secular life. He was a man of fine physique and noble presence, and it has been said to note the wasting power of disease; but he was calm, hopeful, even cheerful under his sickness. God In His Wisdom has called him from his usefulness and his labors, we trust, to happiness and rest.


Name of Deceased:  Marie Metcalf Carson
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward  Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Marie Metcalf Carson, 90 of Cullen, VA passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. She was born on October 10, 1925 to the late Frank and Burgie Allman Metcalf. She was married to her love of 65 years Howard L. Carson who preceded her in death. She was an active member of Madisonville Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder and in the WOC. Marie was well known for her southern hospitality and her lemon and coconut cakes. She lived on the family farm and said “the best thing about going away was coming home”.
She is survived by her children; William Howard Carson (Jane) of Scottsburg, VA, David Lee Carson (Yvonne) of Pamplin, VA, Roger Lewis Carson (Debbie) of Appomattox, VA, a sister; Pauline Dunnavant of Farmville, VA, grandchildren; Scott Carson, Susan Hamlette, Kathy Robinson, Ryan Carson, Becky Ryan, Jennifer Poole, 10 great grandchildren; Wyatt Robinson, Cameron Carson, Kate Robinson, Riley Carson, J.D. Carson, Alex Carson, Tristan Carson, Regina Carson, Paul
Hamlette and Payton Ryan. Marie was preceded in death by 10 brothers and 2 sisters and a
grandchild, Matthew Carson.
Marie was dedicated to her family, friends and was well loved by her church and community.
Her family would like to give special thanks to her caregivers; Barbara Hunter, Pam Harris, Jane Marion and Patricia Harden.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 3:00PM in Madisonville Presbyterian Church, Cullen, VA. Family will receive friends from 1:00PM - 3:00PM prior to service at the church. Interment will be in church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Madisonville Presbyterian Church, 1358 County Line Rd, Cullen, VA 23934. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com


Name  of Deceased:  Dorothy Parsons Carter
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Aug. 16, 1928
Departed on Dec. 11, 2014 and resided in Charlotte Court House, VA.
Dorothy Parsons Carter, age 86, of Lewis Center, OH, formerly of Charlotte Court House, VA, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
She is survived by a son, Ernest Grey Carter and his wife, Julie; three grandsons; a sister, a brother, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, L. E. Carter; a sister, and a brother.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, in Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rice, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. W. N. Carter
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
February 24, 1955
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MRS. W. N. CARTER BURIED TUESDAY
Mrs. W. N. Carter died at her home near Charlotte C.H., Va., Sunday, February 20, 1955.
A funeral service was held at Concord Baptist Church on Tuesday, February 22, at 2:00 o'clock, with burial in the church cemetery. Services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. S.A. Dean, assisted by the Rev. G.A. Harris, of Cullen.
She is survived by her husband, W.N. Carter; one brother, Roy M. Holt, of Charlotte C.H.; three sisters, Miss Bertie Holt, and Miss Ellie H. Elliotte, of Charlotte C.H., and Mrs. C.P. Crump, of Lanexa, New Kent County.


Name of Deceased: Newton S. Carter
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., November 10-16, 2011.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Newton S. Carter, 69, of Susan Drive passed away suddenly November 5, 2011. He was a native of Charlotte County, Virginia born to the late Jason and Myrtle Biggers Carter. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Edward Carter.
He served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam, was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was currently employed as a crane inspector with the civil service.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Eilene Carter; daughter, Cindy Carter and friend Daniel Garner; grandson, Keith S. Carter; sister, Mary Hayes and husband, Doug; brothers, Jason D. Carter, Bill Carter, Frank Carter and his wife Evelyn; a best friend, Earl Brickhouse; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Graham Funeral Home. Burial was in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Virginia Veterans Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home. To view the service if unable to attend and to leave a note to the family please visit his "Book of Memories" at www.grahamfuneralhome.com


Name of Deceased: Ruth Adams Carter
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Services For Mrs. Carter
Ruth Adams Carter, age 82, died Wednesday, February 20, 1974.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Tommie Inge of Saxe, Va., five brothers, E. H. and C. A. Adams of Drakes Branch, Va., H. W. Adams of Saxe, John of Keysville, and Teddy of The Plains, Va., one sister, Mrs. Susie Parker, Damascus, Va., six grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 22 at Newcomb Funeral Home, Chase City with interment in the family cemetery at Saxe, Va.


Name of Deceased:  Roy Walton Carter
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, June 15, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Roy Walton Carter Listed Lost At Sea

Listed as missing since his ship, the U.S.S. St. Augustine, sank off the New Jersey coast last January 7, Roy Walton Carter, seaman second class of Keysville and Farmville is now listed as lost at sea, by the Navy Department, notification was sent his family this week.
Seaman Carter is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Carter, Keysville; his wife, Mrs. Lois S. Carter, of Farmville; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Carter, Darlington Heights, Mrs. Charles Pettus Anderson, Farmville, and Mrs. William Bell, Keysville, and two brothers, Private C. Glenwood Carter in the South Pacific and L.E. Carter, of Keysville. There are also two little nieces, Martha Barksdale Carter, and Cecil Gordon Anderson, and one nephew, Charles Pettus Anderson II, and his aunts and uncles and two great aunts.
Engaged in farming until he moved to Roanoke, he there worked in the engineering department of the Norfolk and Western Railroad until he was inducted into the navy on July 10 of last year.  After boot training at Sampson, N.Y., he was assigned to the USS St. Augustine September 24, 1943.


Name of Deceased: Edward Daniel Carwile
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, October 10, 1946
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

EDWARD D. CARWILE DIES IN PHENIX
Edward Daniel Carwile, 78, died at his home in Phenix after a three month illness. He was a son of the late William Carwile and Nancy Carter Carwile, of Prince Edward County. A prominent farmer, he was active in church work, serving as a deacon in Spring Creek Baptist Church for several years.
Surviving are his widow Mrs. Neva Berkely Carwile, three daughters, Mrs. George McD Blake, of Richmond; Mrs. Henry Leroy, Elizabeth City, N.C. and Mrs. Henry P. Montgomery, of Georgetown, Ky.; two sons, Lester B. Carwile, Wilson, N.C. and William Edward Carwile, Kinston, N.C.
Funeral services were at the residence at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday with burial in Spring Creek Church Cemetery, Darlington Heights.


Name of Deceased:  Harry C. Carwile
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 20, 1945.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Harry C. Carwile Dies At Petersburg Hospital
Harry C. Carwile, of Petersburg died Friday night in a Petersburg hospital. He was employed by the Titmus Optical Company for a number of years.  He was a native of Charlotte County and a son of William and Burnetta Jennings Carwile.  He had lived in Petersburg since 1917.  Besides his wife Mrs. Frances Childress Carwile, he is survived by four children, Mrs. Edwin Doyle, Paul Carwile and Francis Carwile of Petersburg; Machinist Mate Third Class Edgar C. Carwile of the Navy, in foreign service, and six brothers, Linwood Carwile of Colonial Heights; Clarence and William Carwile of Hopewell; E.M. Carwile of Petersburg; Walter and James Henry Carwile of Cullen and four sisters, Mrs. Floyd Denei (?), of Richmond; Mrs. Carrie Proctor, Mrs. Irene Townsend and Mrs. Lucille Garrett of Flint, Mich.


Name of Deceased: Myrtle Abbitt Gilliam Carwile
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MYRTLE ABBITT GILLIAM CARWILE
Myrtle Abbitt Gilliam Carwile, "Ma", born July 6, 1914, went home to glory on May 20, 2009. The daughter of James Aubrey and Lona Reynolds Gilliam, she graduated from Darlington Heights School and attended nursing training at Virginia Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Carwile was married in 1939 to Cleveland Lewis Carwile, Sr.
She is survived by her two sons, Cleveland Lewis Carwile, Jr. and his wife Nancy, and Alton Gene Carwile and his wife Cindy; her much loved grandchildren, Andrew Carwile (Sonya), Lona Carwile Klein (Christian), Claire Carwile, and Christopher Carwile; great-grandchildren, Ana, Lewis, Eli, Sasha, and Grace Carwile, and Caroline and Courtenay Klein.
Visitation with the family was Sunday, May 24, at 2 p.m., at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Mrs. Carwile's home church for 70 years. Services followed at 3 p.m. Flowers were welcome, as are memorial donations to Spring Creek Baptist Church, 918 Darlington Heights Road, Cullen, VA 23934.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA was in charge of arrangements.


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

Virginia Whitlow Carwile, age 94, of Madisonville, VA went home to her Lord and Savior on March 29, 2016. She was born February 23, 1922, to Henry Edward and Katherleen Zelle Blanton Whitlow. Virginia was educated in Charlotte County and was a member of the first graduating class at Randolph-Henry High School in 1940. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper for the family farm in Madisonville. She retired as a school bus driver after 28 years for Charlotte County in the Red House area where she spent many years of her youth. Virginia also maintained a successful farm produce business at the city market in Lynchburg for many years. She was a charter member of Appomattox Pentecostal Holiness Church where she served in many capacities with her husband for over 50 years.
She is survived by four children, Cynthia C. Jones Kurtis, Henry W. Carwile, Jr. Augusta, Thomas Duane Carwile, James Edward Carwile; five grandchildren, Tracey C. Boyer Ben, Kendall C. Ovalle Tomas. Seth W. Carwile Lauren, Alan K. Jones Misty, Karen B. Jones Jeremy; five great-grandchildren, Caden, Lynden, and Liam Hottle, A.J. Jones, and Kristina McCloud. Also surviving are one sister Evelyn W. Marshall of Lynchburg; three sisters-in-law Mary Dixie W. Whitlow of Alton, Trudy G. Whitlow of Annandale, and Verna Carwile Harris of Wakefield; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Henry W. Carwile, an infant daughter and son, her parents, and ten siblings.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2nd, at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Darlington Heights, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
The family thanks friends and neighbors and the WMU of Spring Creek who visited, sent cards, and most importantly lifted her up in prayer over the years. Thanks are extended also to Allen, Michelle, and Rebecca Yoder of Yoder’s Senior Care and the Centra Hospice nurses, aides, and volunteers who have cared for her so lovingly over the last two years.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your home church or other ministry in her memory. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to browningduffer.com.


Name of Deceased: Andrew Dewey Cassada
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Andrew D. Cassada
Mr. Andrew Dewey Cassada, age 58, of Drakes Branch, Va., died Wednesday, May 20, 1981 in a Richmond Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine R. Cassada; two sons, Wayne Cassada of Drakes Branch and David Cassada of Charlotte Court House; three daughters, Mrs. Nadine Reese of Saxe, Mrs. Dianne Wyatt of Drakes Branch, and Mrs. Vickie Smith of Drakes Branch; 13 grandchildren; one brother, Woodrow Cassada of Union Level; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Crow of Chase City, Mrs. Bertha Fears of Crystal Hill, Mrs. Ruby Cassada of Red Oak, and Mrs. Oneta Woodson of Chase City.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23 in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Oak, Va.


Name of Deceased: Annie Duffer Cassada
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 28, 1974
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: MRS. ANNIE D. CASSADA DIED MARCH 21ST
Mrs. Annie Duffer Cassada of Drakes Branch, age 82, died March 21, 1974. She was born August 10, 1891 in Halifax County. The wife of the late Billie Cassada.
She is survived by two sons, Paul Cassada of Drakes Branch and Jim Cassada of Randolph; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Hazelwood of Clover, Va., and Mrs. Bertha Lefever of Drakes Branch; three brothers, Robert and Allie Duffer of Clover, and Harvey Duffer of Drakes Branch; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Hazelwood of Drakes Bracnh and Mrs. Mollie Yeates of Halifax, Va.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Church of God of Prophecy of Clover, with burial at the home place.


Name of Deceased:  Stephen Wayne Cassada
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Stephen Wayne Cassada, age 65, of Drakes Branch, VA passed away Friday, August 2, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Rachel W. Cassada; two sons, Richard T. Cassada (Aileen) and Timothy Cassada; two stepdaughters, Jacqueline Ostrander and Debra Hendrix; three grandchildren, Michael Cassada, Mary Coleman, Blake Hendrix; a brother, David Cassada; and three sisters, Nadine Price, Diane Miller, and Vickie Cliborne; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2013. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Nancy Tate Castaldo
Newspaper:  Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va., November 11, 2010
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Nancy Tate Castaldo, 86, of Red Oak, VA, a much beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on November 9, 2010, at Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston. 
Born in Red Oak on June 4, 1924, Nancy was the daughter of the late Charles Bruce Adams and Claudia Helen Toombs Adams. She was the widow of Wilton Curtis Tate and Herman Armando Castaldo. Nancy was preceded in death by her brothers, Herbert, Clarence and Raymond Adams. She is survived by her dear son, Robert E. Tate; and two precious grandchildren, Shauna Nicole Tate and Rachel Lillian Tate of Red Oak.
After graduating in 1941 from the second graduating class at Randolph Henry High School, Nancy attended the Pan American Business School in Richmond. She was employed as a secretary for the Virginia Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC) Board before entering State Teachers College (STC), now known as Longwood University. 
After graduating from STC, she taught Business Education at Wakefield High School for two years; the seventh grade in the Wylliesburg Elementary School in Charlotte County for 16 years; and then she transferred to Bacon District Elementary School where she taught special reading to the students in grades one through four for 16 years. In 1987 she retired from teaching in the Charlotte County School System after 32 years. 
Ms. Castaldo was a lifelong member of the Antioch Baptist Church where she served as president of the Women's Missionary Society, Sunday School Teacher, pianist and choir member. She also served on numerous committees, such as the social and the Christmas pageant committees. She will be remembered for having touched and enriched the lives of all who knew her. 
The family received friends from 6pm to 8pm Thursday, November 11, 2010, at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home. Funeral services were held 2pm Friday, November 12, 2010, at Antioch Baptist Church, Barnesville Highway, Red Oak, VA. Interment followed at the Antioch Cemetery. 


Name of Deceased:  J. M. Chaney
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, October 8, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

DEATH OF MR. J.M. CHANEY
At his home near Saxe on Tuesday morning, Mr. Chaney departed this life.  Death was probably due to a weak heart, brought on by the infirmities of age.  He was up and out and came in, and said he did not feel very well, and died in a few minutes.
The deceased was a native of Halifax County, and moved to this County about twenty-five years ago.  He had been twice married, and is survived by his wife and two small children, also by a daughter and two sons, Edmund, of Lunenburg County, and Arthur, of near Wylliesburg; by his former wife.


Name of Deceased:  Lizzie H. Chandler
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, July 13, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MRS J.T. CHANDLER DIES AT HOME NEAR CHASE CITY

Mrs. Lizzie H. Chandler, 59, wid-of  of Thornton J. Chandler, died at her home near Chase City, Monday.  She is survived by two sons, Edwin T. Chandler, Fort Worth, Texas; Thornton A. Chandlr, of Chase City; two brothers, James H. Graves, of Keysville; Dayton Graves, Philadelphia, Pa.: four sisters, Mrs. R.J. Fitz, and Mrs. Fletcher Spain, of Chase City; Mrs. Robert Rickman, and Ned Vaughan, of Red Oak, and two grand children.


Name of Deceased: Anna Mira Chappell
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 13, 1933
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MRS. A.M. CHAPPELL DIES IN S. CAROLINA
MRS. A.M. Chappell, 92, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.E. Sally at Pinewood, South Carolina, Friday morning, April 7th, after a brief illness.  Her body was brought to Charlotte Courthouse and interred Sunday afternoon in the cemtery (cemetery) of the Village Church beside the grave of her husband.
Before her marriage, Mrs. Chappell was Miss Anna Mira Smith, sister of the late Captain W.H. Smith of Charlotte Courthouse, and was born and reared in this county.  She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. M.E. Sally of South Carolina, and one son, T.H. Chappell of Drakes Branch. Since the death of her husband she made her home with Mrs. Sally in South Carolina, and here with Mr. Chappell.  Her death came as a shock to her many friends in this section.
Services were conducted by Dr. A.C. Hopkins, pastor of the Village Church, of which she was one of the oldest members.
Active pall-bearers were: E.D. Roberson, W.H. Smith, Marion Smith, Matt Roberson, W.G. Friend and F.C. Dickerson.
Honorary pall-bearers were: S.J. McNeny, Dr. C.W. Tucker, S.T. Paulett, J.L. Payne, O.V. Locke, C. Bouldin, T.W. Friend, R.B. Jackson, C.M. Hutcheson, W.G. Williams, G.W. Clark, F.B. Walton, Robert Pettus, Walter H. Pettus, H.W. Watkins, W.E. Waddell, J.A. Scoggin, W.A. Crutcher, W.H. Pettus, A.H. Hamilton, S.P. Daniel.

Name of Deceased: Mary Cornelia Chappell
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 10, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: DEATH COMES TO MARY CORNELIA CHAPPELL
Announcement was received here of the death last Thursday of Mrs. Mary Cornelia Chappell, wife of H.W. Chappell at Richmond, Va.
The deceased was born and raised in Charlotte, her maiden name being Chappell. Her and her husband left Charlotte County twenty-five years ago. Henry Chappell is the brother of Geo. W. Chappell of Drakes Branch. The deceased was ? years of age. Besides her husband, she is survivied by one daughter, Mrs. E. Wellington Childress; one son, G. Watts Chappell; one sister, Mrs. W. D. Redd of Meherrin, Va., two brothers, J.S. Chappell of Meherrin, and L.G. Chappell of Crewe.


Name of Deceased: Thomas Jackson Charlton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, March 10, 1955
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DR. CHARLTON DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Dr. Thomas Jackson Charlton, prominent Savannah, Georgia physician died February 27 at his home in Savannah after a long illness.
Dr. Charlton was born in Savannah April 19, 1895, the son of the late Dr. Thomas J. Charlton and Mrs. Charlton, the former Wilheminia Howell.
In 1930 he married Miss Anne Carrington Read, who died in 1948. He was the only brother of Miss Catherine Charlton, who was for many years before her death in 1952, society editor for the Savannah Morning News.
Dr. Charlton was educated at the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia; Yale University, where he graduated in the class of 1917, and in the Yale Medical School. During World War I he served as a lieutenant in the 49th Field Artillery, and in World War II he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Philippines.
He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Maxwell W. Lippitt, Jr., of Atlanta; two sons, Thomas and Read Charlton, both students at Yale University, and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held March 1. Dr. Charlton was known by a number of friends in Charlotte County. He was the owner of Greenfield Plantation, near Charlotte Court House. Greenfield was formerly owned by Dr. Charlton's wife’s mother, and later was inherited by his wife.


Name of Deceased: Paul J. Chatham
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 4, 1946
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

PAUL J. CHATHAM BURIED AT ASH CAMP
Burial rites for Paul J. Chatham, 36, who died June 25 at Lochgelly, W.Va., were held Thursday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mr. W.R. Chatham, near Keysville, with burial in Ash Camp Cemetery. Mr. Chatham served with the United States Army in the European area, and spent several months in hospitals overseas. He is survived by his wife, and infant son, of Lochgelly, W.Va., his parents, nine sisters, Mrs. H.A. Dixon, Mrs. W.W. McChristian, Mrs. D.D. Perkins, Miss Verna Chatham, of Richmond; Mrs. Monroe Bowers of Chase City; Mrs. John Bugg of Portmouth; Mrs. C.B. Jones, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Mrs. T.A. Alexander, Middleburg, Va.; three brothers, Ernest, Bowden and Lee Chatham, all of Keysville.


Name of Deceased:  Calvin Muriel Chidester
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Calvin Muriel Chidester, Sr., age 86, of Drakes Branch, Virginia, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Chidester.
He is survived by two children, Calvin M. Chidester, Jr., of Drakes Branch, Virginia, and Virginia Marie Lucas of Radford, Virginia; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.


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

Born on May 2, 1938
Departed on Apr. 23, 2015 and resided in Keysville, VA.

Betty Herring Childress, age 76, of Keysville, VA passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015. She is survived by two sons, Danny Ray Childress and wife, Michele, James Russell Brown and wife, Janet; a daughter, Linda B. Valania and husband, James; a sister, Joan Hotts; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Atlie Childress.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Browning Duffer Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Amelia Veteran's Cemetery, Amelia, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Wayne Franklin Childress, Sr.
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Obituary for Wayne Franklin Childress Sr
Wayne Franklin Childress Sr. age 72 of Keysville, VA passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015. He was born in Virginia to the late Preston Childress and Savannah Higdon. 
He worked for the Town of Farmville for many years and loved fishing and a good book. 
He is survived by his son; Wayne F. Childress Jr. of Keysville, a daughter;
Stacy Childress Johnson (Michael) of Keysville, two grandchildren; Ainsley Greyce Johnson, Gregory Wayne Childress, two brothers; Grover Childress, Bill Higdon and a sister; Peggy Childress Lee. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: William Wilson Childress
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Services For Mr. Childress
Mr. William Wilson Childress, age 70, of Keysville, died at his residence, Wednesday, March 5, 1975.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Stella H. Childress; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Powell of Cologne, Va. and Mrs. Ada Baber of Powhatan, Va., five sons, Fred W., Floyd A., Lawson M., John., Charlie F. Childress, all of Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Drum of Keysville, Mrs. Les Childress of Salisbury, Md., and Mrs Savannah Higdon of Keysville; sixteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday March 8 at 2 p.m. from the Marble Hill Church of God with interment in its church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Wirt Henry Childress
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, January 28, 1954.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MR. WIRT CHILDRESS BURIED SATURDAY
A funeral service for Wirt Henry Childress, 60, of Phenix, who died January
19 in a Lynchburg hospital, were held Saturday at 2 P.M. at Bethel Baptist Church in Charlotte County, with burial there. He was a farmer.
He is survived by two sons, Willie John Childress, stationed in Japan in the Army, and Joe Childress, of Phenix; three daughters, Mrs. George Evans, both of Phenix, and Mrs. Morris Sims, of Drakes Branch; a brother, Lee Childress, of Phenix, and 10 grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  William George Childs
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

William George Childs, age 76, of Charlotte Court House, VA passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Edith G. Childs; four daughters, Julia Raab, Lou Pearn, Julie Johnson, and Kathleen Whitlow; two sons, William Childs, Jr. and Russell Childs; thirteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. William is preceded in death by a son, Patrick Childs.
The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: John W. Chiles
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, July 23, 1964
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

John William Chiles, 61, of Keysville, died Friday.  He was the owner of the Chiles Foundry in Keysville, a member of the Keysville Methodist Church and Keysville Masonic Lodge No. 154 AF&AM.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude Rhodenhizer Chiles, a son, William V. Chiles of Keysville; his mother,Mrs. Annie Goodson Chiles of Highland Springs; two sisters, Mrs. William Barden of Highland Springs and Mrs. Raymond Nunnally of Blackstone; 3 brothers, J.M. Chiles of McKenny, E.F. Chiles of Charleston, S.C., and Ervin W. Chiles of Miami, Fla. and two grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville, with Masonic rites.


Name of Deceased:  Claude F. Chisholm
Newspaper: Richmond Times Dispatch, 1979
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

CHISHOLM  

Claude F. Chisholm of 402 Cleveland St., died Saturday, May 26, 1979.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa V. Chisholm; two sons, Travis Ray and James Chisholm, five daughters, Mrs. Hazeltine C. Wyatt, Mrs. Lillie Ann C. Duff, Mrs. Lois C. Swearengin, Mrs. Eloise C. Hackett and Mrs. Marie C. Snow; two brothers, Robert James and Alley M. Chisholm; six stepchildren, Wilson A. Glass, Theodore F. Glass. Mrs. Lucille Wilmouth, Mrs. Nancy Glass, Mrs. Maude Sprinkle and Mrs. Linda Kibler; thirty-one grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  He remains rest at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, 3rd and Marshall Sts., where services will be held Tuesday 2 P.M.  Interment Forest Lawn.


Name of Deceased:  Herbert Craig Chumney
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Herbert Craig Chumney, age 80, departed this world for heaven on March 4, 2017, after a lengthy illness with Multiple Sclerosis. He was affectionately called “Craggier” by his sisters and loved ones. Mr. Chumney was born on November 5, 1936 in Lunenburg County, Virginia with parents, Ernest Craig Chumney and Eunice Mae Chumney. Craig mourned the loss of his younger daughter, Katherine, and his wife, Marie Chumney. Craig was formerly married to his high school sweetheart, Goldie Mae Reynolds, with whom he fathered two daughters, Deborah and Catherine. His elder daughter, Deborah Chumney, was a tremendous joy to him and left her home in North Carolina for the last one year and a half, to take care of her “Daddy” during his lengthy illness. Also, His three sisters and their spouses who were very close to him and recently celebrated his 80th birthday are mourning their loss; Phyllis and Joe Walker, Iva and Donnie Ottofaro, and Mary and Michael Lynch.
Craig graduated from Victoria High School, Victoria, Virginia where he was given the title, “playboy of the year.” and “best dressed” in the class. Craig was saved during his teenage years by Grace through his faith in Jesus Christ and will be remember by his love of God and God’s word. He kept his Bible in his truck to read whenever he was delayed en route to some place. Craig loved to travel and his occupation as a land surveyor gave him much opportunity to work in many places including Florida, Virgin Islands, West Indies and North Carolina. He usually left his “autograph” in all of his work locations. In fact, if you are in Nags Head, NC, you may want to travel to Collington Harbor and find the street, “Craigie Street” for a lovely view. Craig was a history buff, In fact, he liked to quiz his sisters on some trivia to try and catch them citing the wrong answer. He had a lovely, generous, comedic personality and was loved by most everybody. His humor was contagious so much that, when he was telling a funny story, he, himself laughed so hard while telling the story, his relatives thought he was funnier than his story. Craig will sorely be missed by all of us. If you wish to make a donation, please donate to multiple sclerosis benefit or to Union Grove Baptist Church.
The funeral service will be conducted at Union Grove Baptist Church on March 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM by Pastor Charles Vaughan. If you would like to view Craig, his body will be placed in the church one hour before the funeral service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Vernie L. Chumney
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, January 9, 1964.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Vernie L. Chumney Dies on Dec. 29
A funeral service for Vernie Lynwood Chumney, 63, who died on Sunday, Dec. 29, was held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Browning Funeral Home, with burial in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery near Fort Mitchell.
He was a retired auto salesman for the Tucker-Bevell Co.
Surviving are a son, J.L. Chumney, of Lula, Miss., and a brother, Aubrey Chumney, of Chase City.


Name of Deceased:  Adaline Belle & Aubrey Michael Church
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Adaline Belle and Aubrey Michael passed peacefully in their Mommy and Daddy’s arms on January 15, 2017. Adaline weighed 15 ounces and was 10 ˝ inches long. Aubrey weighed 1 pound and was 11 inches long.
They are survived by their parents, Sam and Alice Church; paternal grandparents, Michael and Audrey Church; maternal grandparents, Michael Forester and Debbie Forester; paternal great-grandparents, Freddie and Betty Church, Faye Puckett; maternal great-grandparents, John Grant, Ben and Carol Forester, and many other family and friends. They were preceded in death by their paternal great-grandfather, Aubrey Puckett, and maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Grant.
Heaven’s gain was our loss when our angels were called by our Lord. Adaline and Aubrey came into this world too early and were taken away too soon.
“Dearest babies, please know that our greatest blessing was having you both. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them. For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14


Name of Deceased: Hubert Henry Clark
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, January 5, 1956.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

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: Katherine "Tinky" Clark
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., April 5-11, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

 Katherine "Tinky" Clark, age 92, formerly of Meherrin, Virginia, passed away in Farmville on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
She is survived by her daughter, Florence Lee Clark Watson and her husband, Bob; two grandsons, Dale Shook and his wife, Sheila, of Drakes Branch; Keith Shook and wife, Chrisry, of Keysville; three great-grandchildren, Carrington Shook, Caleb Shook, and Carleigh Shook; one brother, Frank Wooldridge and wife, Eleanor of Appomattox. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Clark, and a daughter, Barbara Clark Shook.
A graveside funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery in Meherrin. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Rachel Arlene Clarke
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., February 23-29, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Rachel Arlene Clarke age 73, of Keysville, Va., passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 in Farmville, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dudley and Johanna Clark, and a sister-in-law, Ann H. Clark. Ms. Clark is survived by a brother, Kenneth G. Clark of Farmville, a nephew, Kevin Clark and his wife, Sherry, and a great niece, Jenna Clark, all of Prospect, Va., and numerous aunts and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 24, 2012, at the Browning- Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery, Meherrin, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad, The American Cancer Society or to your favorite charity. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Doris Holt Claybrook
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Doris Holt Claybrook died peacefully with the grace and dignity with which she lived on May 18, 2017. She was born on March 9, 1934, to the late Cecil M. Holt and Helen M. Holt. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Leland A. Claybrook, and a brother, Glen Holt.
Doris graduated from William Campbell High School, where she was voted most athletic and most witty by her classmates. She kept her quick wit her entire life. Doris was a charter member of the Keysville Garden Club where she held the office of treasurer and co-chairman. She enjoyed the beauty of flowers and the company of good friends. Doris was an active member of Ash Camp Baptist Church. She enjoyed her Sunday school class and Women on Mission activities. Doris served as chairman of the flower committee of Ash Camp for many years and loved making sure flowers were arranged each Sunday for church. She took great pride in decorating the church for Christmas with poinsettias and lilies for Easter. Doris was employed for over 30 years by State Farm Insurance, assisting Leland with running the office. He was the salesman and she was the woman that kept the business together.
Doris is survived by her son, Randall W. Claybrook Conni; daughter, Sari C. Goff Ben five grandchildren, Joshua A. Goff of Newport News, VA, Matthew R. Claybrook Amanda of Mouth of Wilson, VA, Emily B. Goff and Fiancé, Mark Trkula of Arlington, VA, Chad W. Claybrook of Virginia Beach, VA, and Calli F. Claybrook of Martinsville, VA. She is also survived by her sister, Geraldine Harper of Lynchburg, VA; a niece, Brenda Davidson Mike of Brookneal, VA; a special friend, Russell Baker; and a host of extended family and friends. She always enjoyed the company of dogs and her last faithful companion was Pippa.
Flowers were her passion and memorial contributions may be made to Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, VA, or a church of your choice. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home and the funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2 p.m., at Ash Camp Baptist Church with interment to follow in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Lindsey Gayle Claytor
Newspaper: Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, July 7-11, 2013.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

 Lindsey Gayle Claytor, age 24, of Randolph, Virginia, born May 3, 1989, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013. She is survived by her mother, Wanda G. Claytor: two sisters, Jenna Leann Adams and Sally R. Wilmoth; one brother, Robbie Robinette; her devoted and loving friend, Juan Baltazar, paternal grandmother, Lula Bell Berkley; maternal grandfather, Ronnie Claytor; uncles Ronnie Claytor(Rachel), Randy Lacks (Kim), Ronald Claytor, Jr. (Megan), Russell Claytor (Delores): and a very loving and special great uncle, Jimmy Lacks.
A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 4, 2013, in the Lacks Family Cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Phyllis Marie Moore Clements
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Nov. 18, 1934
Departed on Feb. 20, 2015 and resided in Saxe, VA.

Phyllis Marie Moore Clements, 80, of Saxe, VA, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Freeman Moore and Jennie Ennis Clark Moore. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of sixty years, Carl Clements; her sons, Thomas Dale Clements, and Christopher Carl Clements (Debbie); daughter, Debra Elliott, son-in-law, Steve; along with her grandchildren, Lucas Elliott and wife, Rhiannon, Caitlin Elliott and fiancé, Eyzik Sporleder; sister, Nadine Powers Van Horn. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Nathan Moore, and Freeman Moore, Jr.; and her sister, Geraldine Icenhour Saunders.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Franklin Dewey Cliborne
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., May 5-9, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney 

Franklin Dewey Cliborne, age 69 of Keysville, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. He is survived by two sons, Frankie Dale Cliborne and Michael Eugene Cliborne; four daughters, Beverly Ann Smith, Rose Marie Cliborne, Joan Cliborne, and Bonnie Sue Cliborne; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Jimmy Cliborne; and one sister, Rosa Lee Boyter.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Gospel Baptist Tabernacle Church Cemetery in Kenbridge, Virginia. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Mrs. C. L. Coates
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, July 27, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. C.L. Coates Dies Suddenly

Burial services for Mrs. C.L. Coates, 50, who died suddenly of a heart attack at her home near Abilene, Saturday, July 22, at 11 p.m. were held Tuesday afternoon at 6 o'clock at Mt. Nebo Church.  Rev. G.A. Harris and Rev. Mr. Welch had charge of the services.
Mrs. Coates is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Creech, London, Ky.; Miss Gladys Coates, Keysville; three sons, William Henry Coates of Richmond; Harmond and Eugene Coats of Keysville, and two grand children. 


Name of Deceased:  Mrs. O. V. Coates
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  December 21, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Funeral For Mrs. Coates Held Sunday At C.H.
The funeral services for Mrs. O.V. Coates, were held at 2 o'clock, Sunday, December 17th at the Baptist church at Charlotte Court House.  Conducted by her pastor Rev. W.P. Welch.  Burial was made in the Eureka Baptist church cemetery.  She is survived by her husband O.V. Coates and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Riddle, one sister, Mrs. Clarence Tharpe and several brothers.


Name of Deceased: Orie Dickerson Colgate
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, Apirl 14, 1955
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. ORIE COLGATE
Funeral services for Mrs. Orie Dickerson Colgate, 70, widow of W.C. Colgate, Sr., were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Saxe Methodist Church with burial in Herman Presbyterian Church Cemetery. She died Thursday at the home of a daughter Mrs Melvin Baugh, of Fort Mitchell, Lunenburg County.
She is also survived by four other daughters, Mrs. Hugh McKinney and Mrs. W.A. Newcomb, both of Chase City; Mrs. J.E. Weston, of Saxe, and Mrs. W.E. Hudson, of Drakes Branch; two sons, M.J. and W.C. Colgate, Jr., both of Chase City; two brothers, B.M. Dickerson, of Wylliesburg, and Y.Z. Dickerson, of Halifax County; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Earnest W. Colley
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA, Thursday, August 9, 1894
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

EARNEST W. COLLEY
Mr. Earnest W. Colley died at his father's residence at Cedar Hill, on the 3d inst., of epilepsy. He has been a sufferer for many years. The sympathy of many friends is extended to the sorrowing family. More extended notice we are compelled to defer to next week.

IN MEMORIAM
EARNEST W. COLLY, son of Thos. H. Colly died at his father's residence at "Cedar Hill" near Cub Creek on Friday, August 3d, 1894, in the 24th year of his age. This young man, from his very early youth, had been the subject of spasms of an epileptic character. From which at times he suffered most severely. About ten days before his death his disease seemed to assume a most aggravated form until death came to his relief.
Notwithstanding the severity of the attacks to which he was subject, he was active and industrious and desired to discharge the laborious duties of daily life. He was a dutiful son, greatly beloved by his brothers and sisters and worthy example to young men of his own age. His life, although under the existence at times of much physical suffering, from which death to him was doubtless a glad release, was a marked evidence of the sustaining power of christian faith. While his death is the occasion of sorrow to a fond father, to brothers and sisters and a large circle of friends, they are comforted by the confident assurance that what is their loss is to him an everlasting gain. In the Apocalypse we are told of those "who came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." For which cause "they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple, " where there is no more sorrow or pain.
The funeral services of our young friend were held at Bethel church, where he was a member, the pastor, Rev. D.S. Hubbel, officiating, on Saturday evening, Aug. 4th.
(Source: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA, Thursday, August 16, 1894 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)


Name of Deceased:  Mrs. G. E. Collins
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 14, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 Mrs. G.E. Collins Buried This Afternoon At Keysville

Mrs. G.E. Collins, 42, who died at her home at Keysville Wednesday morning will be buried this afternoon at the Atwell burying ground near Keysville at 3 o'clock.  The funeral will be conducted from the home of Mrs. Collins' mother, Mrs. Atwell, by Rev. S.C. Owen.  Mrs. Collins is survived by her mother, husband and several small children.


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

Obit: Rites Held For George E. Collins
Mr. George Edward Collins, age 78, of Keysville, Va., died Friday, May 18, 1979. He is survived by one son, James E. Collins of Baltimore, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Russell, Mrs. Irene Montgomery, Mrs. Ida Ambrose, all of Richmond; one brother, Charles M. Collins of Petersburg; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 22, at 11 a.m., from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Vernie S. Collins
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 25, 1946
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR V.S. COLLINS
Funeral services for Vernie S. Collins, aged 64, were held at Wylliesburg Baptist Church cemetery Monday, July 22. The services were conducted by Rev. W.P. Welch.
He is survived by three brothers, W.R. Collins of Richmond, C.B. Collins of Newport News, and H.S. Collins of Drakes Branch, and one sister, Mrs. Mabel C. Dickerson of Danville.


Name of Deceased:  E. D. Comstock
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 7, 1926
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MR. E.D. COMSTOCK DIED SUDDENLY FRIDAY
Was formerly of Charlotte County - Died on Street Car in Richmond From Apoplexy.
News was received here Friday of the death of Mr. E.D. Comstock, of Richmond, formerly of Charlotte County, where he was well and favorably known, having lived in the County for many years.
Mr. Comstock came to Virginia twenty years ago from Ohio.  He was well liked, and had many friends in the County.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from Barton Heights Methodist Church at 3:30 o'clock.  Mr. Comstock was 70 years of age.  He is survived by his wife and daughter, Bertha, five sons -- George W., William M., and Robert C., of Richmond; M.L., of Marquette, Mich., and Everette E., of Charlotte County.  Two brothers, Abel, of Bowling Green, Ohio, and three grandchildren also survive.
The News Leader of Friday has the following concerning Mr. Comstock's death:
Suffering a sudden apoplectic stroke while aboard a Ginter Park street car coming to work about 7 A.M. today, Edward D. Comstock, about 65 years old, of 3302 North avenue, expired before he could be removed from the trolley.
Comstock, it was said, boarded the trolley at North avenue and the Brookland Park boulevard.  Some moments later passengers in the car noticed there was something wrong with him.  At Lamb avenue and Poe street, the conductor and motorman in charge of the car were called to examine the stricken man, and he was found to be dead.  The car was brought on to First and Broad streets, where the conductor noticed police and Coroner Broadnax by telephone.
The coroner then gave permission for the car bearing Comstock's body, to be brought to the reservoir car barns, and there personally took charge of the remains.  An inspection of his clothing failed to reveal his identity, but soon afterwards an official of the Benjamin T. Crump Company, for whom the aged man worked, appeared and identified the body as that of the employee who failed to report at the usual hour.
The family of the deceased man was then notified, and the body removed to an undertaking establishment in preparation for burial.


Name of Deceased: Alvin Bryant Conner
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Wednesday October 26, 2011, Page 2 
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mr. Alvin Bryant Conner, age 71, of 1243 Turkey Track Ln., Nathalie, VA passed away peacefully Saturday, October 22, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born in Halifax Co., VA on March 20, 1940 to the late Fletcher Conner and the late Mary Chaffin Layne Conner. He was married to his loving wife, the late Bessie Doris Conner, for 46 years. Mr. Conner was self employed.
Survivors include three sons, Donnie Conner of Warrenton, NC, Darin Conner of South Boston, VA and Dean Conner of Nathalie, VA; two daughters, Tina Morgan of Red Oak, VA and Tammy Hensley of Drakes Branch, VA; one sister, Mary Lil Dider of Hampton, VA: seventeen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; his father, Fletcher Conner and his mother, Mary Chaffin Layne Conner.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Oak, VA., with Rev. Jeaux Simmons officiating. The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home, South Boston, VA, on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Those wishing to make memorials may make donations to the family.  Mr. Conner's family would like to extend a special thank you to his CNA, Audrey Jennings.


Name of Deceased:  W. H. Cook
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, July 6, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

W.H. Cook Rites Sunday At Keysville

Funeral services for W.H. Cook, 66, who died at the Southside Hospital, in Farmville, Friday morning were held at Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville, at 3 P.M. Sunday. Church services were in charge of the pastor, the Rev. A.F. McClung.  The Keysville Masonic Lodge, No. 154, A.F.&A.M. of which Mr. Cook had been a member for 34 years, had charge of the services at the grave.
Mr. Cook was an active member of Ash Camp Baptist Church until recently, having served as deacon for a number of years, as superintendent of Sunday school, trustee and member of finance board.  He is survived by his wife, the former Hannah Elizabeth Renager; five daughters, three sons, four grandchildren, seven sisters and three brothers.


Name of Deceased:  Daniel F. Copal
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,
October 12, 1944.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Daniel F. Copal Died At Saxe October 3rd
On October 3rd David F. Copal, 87, one of the oldest citizens of Saxe, died at his home there.  He was the son of the late Abraham and Prudence Newcomb Copal.  He is survived by his wife, Susan Chisholm Copal, one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Wilmouth, of Keysville; two sons, Willie A. Copal, of Saxe, and A.B. Copal, of Lynchburg; one sister, Mrs. Charles Newcomb of Saxe; forty-two grandchildren and thirty-five great grandchildren.  Interment was in the family plot at Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville, with his pastor, Rev. Frank Blake, officiating.


Name of Deceased: William Arthur Copal
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 2, 1965
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

WILLIAM A. COPAL BURIED SUNDAY
Graveside services for William Arthur Copal, 80, a retired sawmill worker, were held Sunday in Saxe Cemetery.  He died Friday.
Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Lottie Newcomb Copal.


Name of Deceased: Ira D. Copley
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch,
VA, Thursday, March 24, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

SERVICES HELD MARCH 17 FOR IRA D. COPLEY
Funeral services for Ira D. Copley, of Delhi, Ontario, Canada, were held on Thursday, March 17 at Browning Funeral Home in Keysville, with Masonic Burial service at the grave in Ash Camp Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dr. Copley McLean, Mark McLean, William C. Ward, Edward Watkins, Jr., J. Thurman Thompson, Jr., and Alvis W. Thompson.
Mr. Copley a native of South Hill, had made his home in Delhi Canada for the past twenty five years, and was manager of the Imperial Tobacco Company's Warehouse in Delhi.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Thompson Copley, formerly of Keysville, a daughter, Sarah Copley of Delhi, his mother, Mrs. Manie Copley, a sister, Mrs. Annie McLean, a brother, Hunter N. Copley, all of South Hill.


Name of Deceased: Anna Ragsdale Cordle
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 5, 1956
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. ANNA CORDLE
Mrs. Anna Ragsdale Cordle, 78, widow of R.H. Cordle, died at Kenbridge Sunday at the home of her son, E.E. Cordle. She is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lillie C. Gee; five other sons, W. Tom, Charlie A., John A., Coye B., and H. Elton Cordle; one sister, Mrs. Agnes R. Overby, and six grandchildren, all of Kenbridge.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clarke Funeral Home, with burial in Kenbridge Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Walter S. Covey
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 2, 1939
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

WALTER S. COVEY TAKEN BY DEATH
Walter S. Covey, chief pressman for the Register Publishing Company, for more than 35 years died at the Memorial Hospital in Danville Saturday after an illness of one week.  Mr. Covey was in his 61st year.  He was widely known in Danville, and was the oldest employee in point of service of the local newspaper, having joined the press room staff before the papers came into possession of the late Rorer A. James, Sr.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian church.  In 1921 he became deacon in that church and served in that capacity until last November, when he was made an elder.
Over a period of many years, the wheels of the presses turning out Danville's morning and afternoon newspapers, turned under the expert hands of Walter Covey.  He was regarded by colleagues as one of the best and most capable newspaper pressmen in the South.
Mr. Covey was born in Danville, a son of the late William Henry Covey and Miss Elizabeth Gaines Covey, of an old Danville family.  He spent his entire life there.  He was married to Miss Annie Church who survives him.  They had no children.  Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Annie May Covey Motley of Drakes Branch and a brother, Edward R. Covey of Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral services were conducted at the First Presbyterian church in Danville, Sunday at 3:30 o'clock by the pastor, Dr. Joseph Dunglinson. Interment in Highland Burial Park.


Name of Deceased:  John Joseph Covington
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,
October 19, 1944.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Confederate Veteran Dies After Illness
John Joseph Covington, 100 year old Confederate veteran and retired farmer, died in Memorial Hospital, Lynchburg, Tuesday morning after an illness of eight weeks.
Born February 24, 1844, in Charlotte County, he was the son of George Covington and Mrs. Elizabeth Thornton Covington. His wife, the former Virgie Woodall, died several years ago.  Mr. Covington had lived with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Covington, in Madisonville for the last 23 years.
Surviving are five other sons, A.F. Covington of Buena Vista, Thornton Covington, Drakes Branch, J.J. Covington, of Coatesville, Pa., J.W. Covington of Vinton, and G.W. Covington of Brookneal; four daughters, Mrs. B.C. Vaughan of South Hill, Mrs. Luther Vaughan of Wellville, Mrs. J.W. Austin of Gladys, and Mrs. D.C. Myers of Madisonville; 36 grand children and 39 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in Madisonville Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member, at 11 A.M. this (Thursday) morning. Burial was in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Eulie Morton Cox
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 9, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Our community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Eulie Morton Cox, in Florida on last Thursday. She was one of our neighborhood girls and we are grieved over her death. She leaves a husband and one child.


Name of Deceased: Frank Elmer Crabtree
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 9, 1939
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR F.E. CRABTREE HELD SUNDAY
Funeral services were conducted at Midway Baptist Church in Charlotte County Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock for Frank Elmer Crabtree, 24, who died Saturday morning at 8:15 o'clock at his home near Phenix.  Rev. Robert Booker conducted the service.
Mr. Crabtree had been ill four weeks.  He was the son of James M. Crabtree and the late Mrs. Amanda Crabtree of near Gladys.  On February 21, 1938 he married Miss Eva Jordan.  He was a member of Edge Baptist Church in Campbell County.
His father, his wife and the following brothers and sisters survive. Jesse Crabtree of Gladys; Mrs. J.M. Moore of Roanoke; Mrs. N.B. Francis of Clarkton; Mrs. M.B. Dunnavant of Meherrin; Herman Crabtree, Frances Crabtree and Norman Floyd Crabtree of Gladys.
Honorary pallbearers were: Randolph Crabtree, Rudolph Jennings, C.W. Clay, Henry Bomar, Clyde Jackson, James Minnix, Donald Irby, Russell Williams, Ira Williams, Willard Jennings, L.N. Collins, Floyd Bomar, Louis Sublett, Herman Farris, Raymond Foster, Douglas Tucker, Hughie Hamlett and Purcell Hamlett.
Active pallbearers were: Wallace Crabtree, Whitlow Crabtree, Franklin Crabtree, Travis Sublett,  Malcolm Jordan and William Mason. Burial was in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Fannie Y. Craddock
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Mrs. Fannie Y. Craddock, widow of Dr. Chas. J. Craddock, died last week at Halifax C.H., after protracted illness. She was sister of Lieut. Thomas Easley, U.S.A., who was killed during the Mexican War.


Name of Deceased: Rev. J. W. Craig
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 30, 1933
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

J.W. Craig Dies Suddenly; Keysville
Rev. J.W. Craig, pastor of Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville, died suddenly at the Baptist parsonage, where he made his home, Monday night about eleven-thirty.  Rev. Mr. Craig and Mrs. Craig had attended a meeting at the Keysville Presbyterian Church that evening; he was taken ill during the service and was forced t oleave (to leave) the church.  He seemed to revive later, but the attack resulted in his death at 11:30. 
Mr. Craig was originally from New York.  He came to Keysville four years ago from Los Angeles, California, where he was the pastor of a church there for eight years.  He is survived by his wife and one son, Rev. Scott Craig, who is pastor of the Baptist Church at Herndon, near Richmond.
The body of the deceased was taken today, to Chicago, the home of Mrs. Craig, for burial.  Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Watkins, of Keysville, accompanied Mrs. Craig to Chicago, where she intends to make her home in the future.
Mr. Craig was 63 years of age.
Mr. Craig was pastor of the Drakes Branch Baptist Church for several months.


Name of Deceased: Elizabeth Marie Gardner Creamer
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., February 16-22, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Elizabeth Marie Gardner Creamer was born on January 2, 1941 and she was sent back to the Lord on February 14, 2012. She loved her family, her church, and was loved by many. She was predeceased by her son, Wilbert James Creamer, Sr. Mrs. Creamer is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth Charpentier, Brenda Cracolici and her husband, Robert, Patricia Harris and her husband, Dennis, Elsie Lee and James Wood; a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Creamer; seventeen grandchildren, Willie Jr., Carolyn, Nicholas, Robert Jr., Adam, Bryan, Amanda, Jazmin, Sara, Kelly, Denny, Tanya, Alicia, Eric, Jamie, and Holly; and two great-granddaughters, Lilly and Jemma.
Mrs. Creamer lived most of her life in Vineland, N.J., then in Pittsgrove, N.J. where she managed the Holly Tree Mobile Home Park for twenty-five years. She then moved to Virginia to spend the rest of her days in peace and quiet with her daughter, Elsie Lee, being very content and happy.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Willow Grove Methodist Church, 1845 Parvins Mill Road, Pittsgrove, N.J. with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Jacqueline Francis Crews
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Jacqueline “Jackie” Francis Crews, age 56, of Saxe, VA, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017.
Jackie is survived by her husband, Wayne L. Crews; two daughters, Barbara Crews Murray and husband Alex, Brandee Faye Crews; one sister, Vickey F. Thompson and husband Wayne; one niece, Stacey Owens and husband Josh; and one great-nephew, Cory Glass.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenith and Barbara Francis; and a sister, Elaine Francis Cullop.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 12, 2017, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in Saxe Cemetery, Saxe, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Johnnie Russell Crews
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, September 5, 1901
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
On the 23d of August, Johnnie Russell Crews, son of M.W. and N.G. Crews, died at Richmond, of typhoid fever, in the 22d year of his age.  His remains were brought to the home of his parents, near Reeses, and buried on the 25th, Rev. Dr. H.A. Brown officiating.  Messrs. E.M. Owen, H.M. Green, J.A. Jackson, T.M. Dunn, D.T. and J.E. Harvey acted as active pallbearers.
Alas!  how hard it is to part with one so beloved as a brother and a son, with the promise of life and usefulness so bright!  Jesus once wept at the grave of a beloved brother, and we may weep for one we love.  But one precious thought consoles us, and is like a ray of sunshine and brightness thro' a cloud of darkness and tears.  He has gone from us, but to a better world, to a Heaven of blessedness.  We sorrow, but "not as those who have no hope."  He was prepared for a Heavenly home.
At the age of 17 he gave his heart to Christ, and consecrated his life to his services.  He felt that he was called to preach the Gospel, and was preparing himself for the Baptist ministry.  He had already spent four sessions at college.  He spent the last week in July on a visit to his old home with his parents and friends.  Returning to Richmond, the first day of August, he was taken sick on the second.  It seemed that he came home to bid his loved ones a "good-bye," and returned to Richmond to die.
He bore he (the) illness with great patience, but for four days he was unconscious, not even recognizing his mother, who stood anxiously by his bedside.  He has left a host of friends everywhere he went.  To know him was to love him.  He can never come back to us, but may the Lord prepare us to go to him; where there will be no more pain or sorrow or death.

A precious one from us has gone;
A voice we love is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

God, in His wisdom, has recalled
The ??? His love had given;
And though his body slumbers here
His soul is safe in Heaven.

BY HIS SISTER


Name of Deceased: Mary Lucile Glasscock Cristo
Source: Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Obituaries
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jul. 21, 1923
Departed on Sep. 28, 2013 and resided in Farmville, VA.

 Mary Lucile Glasscock Cristo, age 90, a resident of The Woodland, Farmville Va., formerly of Lunenburg County died September 28, 2013.
She was born on July 21, 1923 to the late Rommie Durwood and Martha Currin Glasscock. She was preceded in death by Anthony Brian Cristo; son, Martha Jane Cristo; daughter, William Edward Glasscock; brother, and great grandchildren Isaac David and Rachel Catherine Schmidt.
Lucile is survived by a son, Rob and his wife Donna of Clarksville, a brother, Rommie Durwood Glasscock Jr. of Victoria, two grandchildren, Tyler Cristo (Ashley) of Meherrin and Farrah Schmidt (David) of Rice, five great grandchildren, Hannah-Grey, Meredith, McKenna, and Lily Kate Schmidt, Tyler Lane Cristo and numerous nieces and nephews.
She obtained her Bachelor and Master Degrees from Longwood University while teaching at Keysville and Eureka Elementary School. Lucile loved all children and spent her entire teaching career with Charlotte County Public Schools. She also loved spending time with her family, cooking, playing bridge, collecting everything, decorating her farm home, and entertaining. She was also a cancer survivor.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff at The Woodland for taking good care of her for the last 12 years in her courageous but losing battle with Alzheimer's disease. 
A graveside funeral service will be held at Cool Springs Christian Church on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 11:00 A. M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 330, Keysville, VA. 23947.
The Browning – Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.browningduffer.com


Name of Deceased: Joseph Crump
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday,February 10, 1966.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR JOSEPH CRUMP
Joseph Crump, 84, a retired farmer died last Friday, Feb. 7.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Crump; eight sons, Walter and Harvey of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Raymond and Charlie of Chase City; Ernest of Red Oak; Thurmond of Ontario; Allen of Clarksville, and James Crump of Drakes Branch; one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Gilligan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from Concord Baptist Church with burial there.


Name of Deceased:  William Crump
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  February 7, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILLIAM CRUMP MONDAY
Mrs. Claiborne Bouldin received a message Friday announcing the death of her brother Mr. William Crump of Albemarle County and Philadelphia.
She was prevented by sickness from attending the services at St. Paul's Church, Albemarle, Monday the 4th.


Name of Deceased:  Durelle Edward Crymes, Jr.
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Durelle Edward Crymes, Jr., age 89, of Meherrin, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Durelle was a Past Master of Prince George Masonic Lodge 115, and a sixty year member of Millwright Local 1402. 
He is survived by his wife, Ann M. Crymes; four children, Jennifer Craig and husband, William, Robert Crymes, Janice Sober and husband, Mark, and Durelle Crymes, III; fourteen grandchildren, Durelle Edison, Christine, Kevin, Sheri, Heather, David, Dean, Katy, Jenna, Terri, Ben, Brittany, Matthew, and Sara; seven great-grandchildren, Dakota, Coytee, Hayden, Jeremy, Zachary, Wyatt, and Olivia; a brother, Joe Crymes and wife, Cathy; a sister, Nancy Hughes; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Durelle E. Crymes Sr. and Hazel Savoy Crymes; a sister, Ellen Wilkinson and husband Lloyd; and close friend, Al Troianello. 
A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in the Ledbetter Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, on Monday, April 1, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation.


Name of Deceased:  J. T. Combie
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The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, October 26 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

J.T. Cumbie Died Wednesday, October 18
J.T. Cumbie died at his home near Saxe Wednesday October 18th.  He was born in Halifax County August 11, 1965 (1865).  He was the son of Edward W. and Martha A. Powell Cumbie.  He was a retired merchant and farmer.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.C. Hopkins at his home October 19, and burial followed in the family cemetery.
Mr. Cumbie is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nollie F. Cumbie, two daughters, Mrs. Nat Bowman, of Farmville, and Miss Mattie B. Cumbie of Saxe, and two sons, Radford Cumbie and Corporal Jimmie D. Cumbie, who is serving overseas, and two grandchildren, Lizzie Bet Bowman and Mildred Ann Cumbie.


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

CURRIE, Evelyn M., 88 of Drakes Branch, VA passed away peacefully on July 15, 2015 in Crewe, VA. Mrs. Currie was born on November 21, 1926 in Holden, MA to Henry and Catherine Gautreau. After leaving MA, she moved to New Jersey with her young son. She married Ashton Markoe Currie in 1953 and lived on a small farm in Scotch Plains, NJ.
The couple quickly grew a family, first with a daughter followed by three sons. The family had the unique experience of enjoying many aspects of farm life while living in suburban New Jersey, within 30 miles of New York City. For many years, family vacations were spent either on the Jersey shore or camping in the North Woods of Ontario, Canada.
In 1978, Mr. and Mrs. Currie moved to Drakes Branch, VA after he retired from his job with the Scotch Plains Board of Education. During their time in Charlotte County, Mrs. Currie worked in the Drakes Branch office of Dr. Charles Davis. Mr. Currie volunteered with the local volunteer rescue squad. Ashton Currie passed away on September 26, 1984.
In her later years, her greatest joy was watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow and prosper. Her family is grateful for the care and support provided her from the local Meals on Wheels and her Centra Hospice caregivers.
Evelyn Currie is survived by her daughter, Margaret Young of Crewe, VA; four sons, William Hopkins of Drakes Branch, VA, Arthur Currie of Glen Allen, VA, Robert and his wife Suzanne Currie of Summit, NJ, and David and his wife Ann Currie of Chesterfield, VA. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Tommy Pun of Celebration, FL, Hilary Boller of Brooklyn, NY, Claire Currie of Hoboken, NJ, Melanie Young of Crewe, VA, Patrick Currie of South Boston, VA, Sara Currie of Richmond, VA and Brittney Currie of Richmond, VA. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., in Lebanon United Methodist Church in Drakes Branch, VA on Saturday, July 18, 2015, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Browning-Duffer Funeral Home of Keysville, VA, is handling funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Lebanon United Methodist Church.


Name  of Deceased:  Frances Lucille Eudailey Currin
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jul. 31, 1916
Departed on Oct. 5, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Frances Lucille Eudailey Currin, age 98, of Keysville, VA went home tobe with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Carlyle Currin, Sr. She is survived by her three sons, Earl C. Currin, Jr. ("Cookie"), Gerald Currin (Patsy), Ronnie Currin (Beverly); ten grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the Tussekiah Baptist Church, Meherrin, VA with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2014. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tussekiah Baptist Church Awanas Fund or a charity of your choice.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.