Name of Deceased: Marie Haskins Dailey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, July 3, 1996.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MARIE H. DAILEY
Marie Haskins Dailey, 84, died at her home in Saxe, Va. on Thursday, June 27, 1996. She is survived by her husband, Willie Dailey of Saxe; seven sons, Sherman, Linward, Milton, Earl of Saxe, Drewie and Wilbert of Orange, New Jersey, and Horace of Laurelton, New York; three daughters, Doris of Philadelphia, Edith of New York, and Eunice of Drakes Branch, Va; seven daughters-in-law; three sons-in-law; thirty-four grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; one sister-in-law.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 30, at the Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Saxe, Va. Smithson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Wilber Wirt Dalton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, September 15, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Wilber Wirt Dalton, 45, an employee of Virginia Crafts, Inc. died Saturday at his home in Keysville. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church and Keysville Lodge No. 154 AF & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Wallace Dalton; one daughter, Miss Barbara Elizabeth Dalton, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Truly Lee Dalton, of Keysville; six sisters, Mrs. Olson Barton, of Victoria, and Mrs. Bailey Shelton, Mrs. Jim Clark and Misses Jane, Julia and Aileen Dalton, all of Keysville and one brother Bruce Dalton of Keysville.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Browning Funeral Home, with burial in Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Edward F. Daniel, Jr.
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, May 18, 1933
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

E.T. DANIEL, JR. BURIED AT C.H.
Died, May 16th, 1933 at Baltimore Maryland, Edward F. Daniel, Jr., son of Edward F. and Jennie Hannan Daniel of this county.
Mr. Daniel was the oldest of a large and distinguished family and is survived by his wife, his father and two brothers and five sisters.
At the time of his death he was Vice President of the American Agriculture Chemical Company with which he has been associated for a number of years.
Beloved by a host of friends in this county and abroad, his untimely death brings sharp sorrow to many, but we who mourn will remember that there are broad fields of endeavor and service that we know not of.
Interment will be made at Village Church this afternoon at 3:30.  Dr. A.C. Hopkins will conduct the service.


Name of Deceased: J.R. Daniel
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 17, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Mr. J.R. Daniel died at his residence near Abilene, on the 11th inst., at 7 o'clock in the morning. His death was very sudden: he had been summoned to his breakfast, and on approaching the house, was seen to fall, he got up but soon fell again, and soon expired. The burial took place at his residence on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Daniel was in his 62d year, and was well-known in this section of the County; he was a brave confederate soldier, and lost an eye during the war. For several years he had the contract for carrying the mail between Drakes Branch and this town.


Name of Deceased: Jesse M. Daniel, II
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., May 3-9, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Daniel, Jessie M. II, age 48 of Red Oak, Va., passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012.


Name of Deceased: Mamie Allen Daniel
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 19, 1959
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held for Mrs. Mamie Daniel in Keysville
Mrs. Mamie Allen Daniel, 81, widow of Jesse Henry Daniel, died February 6, after a lingering illness in a Richmond Nursing home.
Funeral services were conducted at her home in Keysville February 9 by her pastor, Rev. Ira B. McClung, with interment in Ash Camp Cemetery. Mrs. Daniel had been active in church and civic life in Keysville until the time of her illness several years ago.
She is survived by three sons, W. Emmette Daniel of Charlotte C.H.; Lee A. Daniel and J. Henry Daniel, Jr. of Richmond; four daughters, Miss Jessie B. Daniel of Keysville; Miss Amara Daniel of Roanoke Rapids, N.C. and Keysville; Mrs. Mamie D. Barbee of Richmond, and Mrs. Hazel D. Jensen of Jersey City N.J.; a sister Mrs. Gertrude A. Blair of Norfolk; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Samuel P. Daniel
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, 
Thursday, February 14, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN
On Thursday of last week, Feb. 7th, a very sad death occurred in our town, it being that of Mr. Samuel P. Daniel, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Daniel, of "Arcadia," at the age of 21 years. This event was not altogether unexpected, as he had been more or less afflicted with a rheumatic affection for several years, which has now proved fatal. He was a very great sufferer, but bore his afflictions with great fortitude and patience. He was a young man of many most excellent traits of character, and was among all who knew him respected and liked. Among his young friends he was especially popular; his genial and companionable disposition, his warm sympathy and lively manner winning friendship and keeping it. We think it can truly be said of him that he was a good son, and loving brother and a loyal friend.
The bereaved parents and his brothers and sisters have the sympathy of our entire community in this sad affliction. The funeral services were held at the Village Presbyterian church, Thursday afternoon, Rev. R.L. McNair, the pastor, officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in Village cemetery, a large gathering of relatives and friends testifying their regard by their presence.


Name of Deceased: Elizabeth Ann Daniels
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, July, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Elizabeth Ann Daniels, always Betty to family and friends, was born in South Hampton Hospital, Suffolk County, N.Y. to, Francis Magee and Florence Callahan Magee on January 3, 1931. On July 15, 2012, she peacefully went to God. Mrs. Daniels is survived by her beloved husband for 61 years, Clarence LeRoy Daniels formerly of Amagansett, N.Y. (Long Island), and living now in Meherrin, Va. They were wed, on June 23, 1951. Mrs. Daniels was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Francis. She will also be mourned by four nieces and four nephews and countless friends.
Mrs. Daniels was the bookkeeper for the Golden Eagle store, in East Hampton for almost 25 years. She also managed many rental properties for the store owner during that period. After 35 years in Long Island, in 1993, Betty and Clarence moved to Charlotte Counry, Virginia. They soon became active members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Meherrin, Va . Betty was a quilter and worked on the fund-raiser quilt projects for over 25 year. She also volunteered for the same period as the parish bookkeeper and eventually took charge of counting, recording and depositing parish monies. Even as Betty began to lose her sight, and had to resign her volunteer post as church "funds counter,'" she took over the dessert table for all church dinners and fund-raisers. Betty planted flower gardens in N.Y. and Virginia. She liked to tend to her big garden transplanting, trading and sharing flowers with many other happy gardeners . Betty loved to bake and always had the secret recipes that everyone relished, especially for sweets!  She loved any kind of sweet treats or desserts! Sweets for the sweet Lady in Pink.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Meherrin, Va., with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: William T. Daniel
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday March 22, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: WM. T. DANIEL, 17 DIES NEAR DRAKES BRANCH
William T. Daniel, 17, son of Mr. D.C. Daniel and Alice Eggleston Daniel died at his home about 2 miles from Drakes Branch, last Saturday, March 17, afternoon about 1 o'clock after an illness of two weeks.
The remains were interred Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the family burying grounds, services being conducted by Rev. Geo. R. Pankey of Drakes Branch. Pall bearers were: Wm. Burroughs, Charlie Wilmouth, Morgan Wilmouth, Horace, Caroll, and William McKinney. The deceased leaves a father, mother, and one sister, Elizabeth to mourn their loss.


Name of Deceased:  Jack Wick Daubenspeck
Source:  Jeffress Funeral Home, VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

December 25, 1928 - April 8, 2017
Mr. Jack Wick Daubenspeck, age 88 of Brookneal, died April 8, 2017. He was the son of the late Mr. William Daubenspeck and Mrs. Bessie Motley Daubenspeck. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florene Daubenspeck of the home; one son, Ray Daubenspeck of Spartanburg, SC; one daughter, Amy Daubenspeck of Richmond; grandchildren, Barry, Luke, and Nicholas Daubenspeck; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Name of Deceased:  Albert M. Davis
Source:  Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

1/21/1947 - 01/16/2016
Rev. Albert M. Davis, Jr., 68, of Chase City, passed away January 16, 2016.  He was a retired United Methodist Minister having served at Meherrin UMC and on the Cumberland charge. Al was a former employee of the Hampden-Sydney Police Dept., the Prince Edward Sheriff’s Dept., and Burlington Industries. He was a life member of Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad and a former member of the Charlotte Court House Volunteer Fire Dept. Al previously served as a member of the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors. He was actively involved with Southside VA Emmaus and Chrysalis. Al is survived by his wife, Rev. Marsha L. Davis, daughter, Chelsea Davis, son, Nathaniel M. Davis, sister, Mary D. Hoyle and husband, Harvey, brother, George L. Davis and wife, Angie Imperiale. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Beulah United Methodist Church with interment in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends at Abilene Community Center following the service. Memorials may be made to Beulah United Methodist Church, 12380 County Line Rd., Keysville, VA 23947 or Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 87, Farmville, VA 23901. Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.woodfuneralservice.com


Name of Deceased: Bernard M. Davis
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, May 18, 1933
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

B.M. DAVIS DIED AT RICHMOND SATURDAY
Bernard M. Davis died at his home in Richmond on Saturday morning, May 13th.  Interment was made Monday in the Oakview cemettry (cemetery) at Richmond.
Several days before his death, Mr. Davis had suffered an attack of angina pectoris, but had seemed to recover.  About eight Saturday morning he suffered another attack from which he died.
The deceased is survived by his wife, and four sisters.  Mrs. F.I. Hanmer and Mrs. H.H. Hanmer of Keysville, Mrs. W.A. May and Mrs. E.A.  Mathewson of Richmond; and by two brothers C.L. Davis of Norfolk and A.O. Davis, of Wilson, N.C.


Name of Deceased: Betty Jean Davis
Source:  Robinson Funeral Home , Appomattox, Appomattox Co., VA
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Born: February 04, 1940
Died: July 25, 2015
Betty Jean Guess Davis, 75, of Piney Ridge Road, Pamplin, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Ellis “Dave” McKinley Davis. 
Born in Athens, Alabama, on February 4, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Lily Viola Rouse and George Russell Guess. In 1957, she was valedictorian of her graduating class from Clements High School in Athens, Ala. She was a member of Piney Ridge United Methodist Church and retired after 20 years as a computer specialist for the FBI. Betty loved her flower garden, arranging flowers and cooking for her family. 
Betty is survived by three daughters, Karen Faye Baker and husband, Brad of Pamplin, Jean Marks and husband, Chuck of Red House, and Juanita Joan Quattrociocchi of Port Tobacco, MD; two sons, Michael McKinley Davis and fiancée, Trasie Barnes of Jefferson, MD and Kenneth Dewayne Davis of Thurmout, MD; a sister, Florene Guess of Pamplin; four grandchildren, Ryan Davis, Mandy Carrier, Julie Davis, and Connie Quattrociocchi; and would have been a great-grandmother in February. 
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Pamela Faye Baker; three sisters; and two brothers. 
The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home Tuesday, July 28, 2015, from 7-8:30 p.m. and other times at the residence. 
Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Piney Ridge United Methodist Church by the Rev. Herndon Jeffreys with burial following in the church cemetery. 
Those wishing to make memorials please consider the American Cancer Society, 1030 Oakville Rd., Appomattox, VA 24522.


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

Born on Feb. 24, 1941
Departed on Apr. 26, 2014 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.
Betty Wilmouth Davis, age 73, of Drakes Branch, VA., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 26, 2014. She is survived by her three children, Dana Kimbrough and her husband, Chris of Dry Fork, VA., Robert "Bobby" Newcomb of Drakes Branch, VA, Corey Newcomb and his wife, Ann Marie of Phenix, VA.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Allen Wilmouth and his wife, Doris of Richmond, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Pay Day" Davis, and her son, Todd Newcomb.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in the Trinity Gospel Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery, Drakes Branch, VA. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA., is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Florence B. Davis
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday,
April 18, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King


Mrs. Florence B. Davis Buried At Abilene TuesdayMrs. Florence B. Davis, 55, died at her home, Abilene, April 15 after an illness of one year.  She is survived by her husband, Moody W. Davis; three daughters, one son, Ruth Davis Parfitt, San Francisco, Calif.; Mabel Virginia, and Jane Rebecca Davis of Keysville, R.F.D.; Albert Moody Davis of Keysville, R.F.D.; two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Edith Cutchins and Mrs. Louise Shelton and Will Blake of Newport News.
She was a member of Beulah Methodist Church at Abilene, where services were held April 16, at 3 P.M.  The Rev. J.A. McHenry, Jr., officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

Name of Deceased:  India Bryan Davis
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  February 21, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Services For Mrs. Davis Held Wed.
Mrs. India Bryan Davis died suddenly Monday evening February 11 at the home of her youngest son.  W.W. Davis, Beulaville, N.C. Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Ransome Gurganus pastor of Muddy Creek Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Bryan Cemetery, Richlands, N.C.
Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Rev. Gardner and Eliza Fountain Bryan and would have been 74 years old in May.  She had been a member of Muddy Creek Baptist Church 53 years.
Surviving are three daughters Mrs. W.A. Austin, Victoria, Mrs. R.M. Stancill, Keysville, Mr. R.L. King, Pink Hill, N.C.  Three sons, R.G. Davis, Beulaville, N.C., J.D. Davis, Wilmington, N.C., W.W. Davis, Beulaville, N.C.  Nine grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J.A. Horne, Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. L.M. Banks, Richlands, N.C.  Four brothers, Rev. L.E. Bryan, Jacksonville, N.C., Albert Bryan, Richlands, N.C., Ronza Bryan, Jacksonville, N.C., and R.L. Bryan, Burlington, N.C.


Name of Deceased: James Everette "Payday" Davis
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., Maay 3-9, 2012.

Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

James Everette "Payday" Davis, age 79, of Drakes Branch, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. He was a loving and devoted husband. He is survived by his wife, Betty W Davis; two children, James M. Davis and Donna D. Pohl; three step-children, Dana N. Kimbrough, Robert W Newcomb, Corey Newcomb; five grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the Trinity Gospel Church Cemetery. The family received guests one hour prior to the service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville was in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Marilyn L.Davis
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, November 17-23, 2011.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Marilyn L. "Grammy" Davis, age 49, of Keysville, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in Charlottesville. Born in Jackson, N.C. she was
the daughter of the late Howard Glynn Manning, Sr. and Dorothy Meade Pierce Manning. She was the Youth Coordinator for the Farmville District United
Methodist Church, and a member of Keysville United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, George L. Davis of Keysville; five children, Timothy
"T.J." Long of Keysville, Lisa Doss of Powhatan, Michelle Doss of Richmond, Brian Davis of Keysville, and Joshua Davis of Mt. Solon; six brothers and sis-
ters, Lester Manning of North Carolina, Doris Spiratos of Rice, Annie "Roslyn" Manning of Rice, Joel Manning of Kenbridge, Jackie Williams of Dillwyn and

Theresa Crenshaw of Rice; eight grandchildren, Timmy Long, Triston Long, Josie Long, Shyler Long, Alexis Flippen, Adrianna Flippen, Sofia Chavez, and D.J.
McCoy and many very special nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Glynn Manning, Jr. and Daryll Manning 
and one sister, Mary Schuchman.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, November 18, 2011 at Farmville United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral home. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmville District United Methodist
Church, Youth Mission Camp, 301 Fourth Avenue Farmville, VA 2390l.  Shorter Funeral Home of Farmville is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Samuel A. Davis
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 7, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

SAMUEL A DAVIS RITES TO BE HELD FRIDAY
Stuart Ashby Davis, 80, former Southern Railroad Company agent in Keysville, died Wednesday in a Farmville hospital.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at his home in Keysville with burial, with Masonic rites, in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Glen Ruben Dean
Newspaper:  The Southside Messenger, Keysville, Va., June 27-July 3, 2013
Submitters Name:  Donald R. McKinney

Glen Ruben Dean, age 75, son of the late James H. and Rosa M. Dean, of Abilene, Virginia, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth Ingram Dean; sons, Mike Dean and wife, Donna, Jeff Dean and wife, Marlo; grandchildren, Krystal D. Tucker and husband, Blake, Christopher Dean and fiancee, Lily Sampson, Ruben Dean, Tanner Dean, Maddie Grace Dean; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Blake Tucker and Kinley Anne Tucker; sisters, Iva Reinhardt, Lou Dodson, and Irene Zita. Glen was predeceased by a brother, James H. Dean, Jr. and sisters, Sadie Johnson and Ann Carwile.
He served as a member of the Charlotte County Lion Club for twenty years, and was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. Glen was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, His working career included Burlington .Industries; Uniroyal, and Armstrong Furniture. He loved outdoor life activities; especially fishing on the Outer Banks, and was lucky enough to land the "big catch" from time to time. Glen was and always will be remembered as "MUD FLAP".
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 28, 2013 in Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Keysville, Va. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends.ar the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, in Keysville on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from7:00 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Charlotte County Lions Club, The Barksdale Foundation, or Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Adeline M. Deaner
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 9, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Death is ever busy working changes, bringing sorrow, and setting happy spirits free with a great good immortality. Miss Adeline M. Deaner was born Oct. 29th, 1873, and died at her father's home at Aspenwall, at 6:30 p.m., April 19, 1907.
She made a profession of her faith in Christ while young, and cast in her lot with the Lord's people. When about 16 years of age she became a subject to inflammatory rheumatism, and was a great sufferer, at times, for 18 years.
A fond father, and devoted sisters and brothers did all that could be done for her relief and comfort. In the school of discipline, Miss Addie grew in grace and the knowledge of Christ. Her faith took in a new life, bringing clearer vision of her Saviour and a rich spiritual assurance. Her last testimony was, "With God there is everything, and I am so happy in Jesus." Tenderly we laid her body away in the Bethel cemetery, to meet her again in Heaven.
D.S. HUBBELL
Red House, VA., May 3d, 1907


Name of Deceased: John Floyd Deaner
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 17, 1963.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR J.F. DEANER
John Floyd Deaner, age 88, died in a Richmond hospital, Sunday, January 13, 1963, who made his home in Richmond at 3723 Benton Ave., Mr. Deaner was born in Charlotte County, March 24, 1874, and a farmer until moving into Richmond, and then taking up the Carpenter Trade.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nannie Alma Deaner; two daughters, Mrs. Judson W. Collier, Mrs. Aubrey W. Tignor, both of Richmond; one son, Boyd Carter Deaner of Grottoes; one sister, Mrs. Essie Holt of Smithfield, N.C.; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bennett Funeral Home, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, and Rev. Richard Hoge having the services.


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

Born on Apr. 8, 1931
Departed on Feb. 26, 2015 and resided in Phenix, VA.

Mary DeForest of Phenix, Virginia, returned to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Mary DeForest was raised in a Catholic Orphanage in New Jersey. She spent her life as a live-in caregiver for children. She started caring for the Donald Baker Family where she was thier caregiver for approximately 2 years. Then around the Christmas of 1960 she came to live with James and Elsie Murdock who presently had 6 children ages 10 months to 7 years old and one more on the way. They were Clifford age 8, Sandy age 6, Debbie age 5, Martha age 4, James Jr. Age 2, Raymond 8 months and 4 months later Sarah Kathleen was born. Mary cared for all 7 kids, a large dog named Duke, multiple other pets such as rabbits, hamsters & guinea pigs and kept house for James and Elsie Murdock. She was tiny but mighty she could take a sling shot away from a boy and help them all with their homework. Mary cared for Martha who was an invalid and Raymond who was in a full body cast due to being dropped by a previous babysitter. While Mary was with the Murdock family she became an integral part of the family continuing her interaction long after she left. 
Mary left the Murdock Family in 1972 and went to work for the Bluestones who had three children and also a boarding kennel. Mary was asked by customers to go out and tell their pets good night and give them their love and Mary would do it. Mary remained with the Bluestone Family for over 40 years. She ended up becoming a caregiver for one of the children; Candace Mullins and helping raise her family of two daughters, Danielle and Lindsey. It was with this family is where she remained for the remainder of her life. 
Mary was always a giving and caring person and never forgot any of the children she looked after over all the years. She always kept herself a part of all the families that she touched. When Mary made a friend that person stayed her friend, Mary was very loyal and loving. She had a love for animals too. Mary was the type of person who always would put others before herself, even during these past few months she was more concerned about others. Mary had several passions but she did love Bingo and even in her later years she could mark a card better than most people. She had many loves in life including but not limited to John Wayne, Washington Redskins, New York Yankees, and Old Country Music. We can't forget NASCAR it was her second love; it was all about Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mary was also a devout Catholic. 
She is survived by daughter, Candace, granddaughters Lindsey, Danielle and family, along with Clifford, Debbie, James, Raymond, and Sarah from the Murdock Family as well as many other family and friends who cared for her and loved her greatly. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1 PM at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville Virginia. A social gathering is planned following the service at Sheldon's Motel & Restaurant. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate contributions to help defray the cost of final services. Those contributions can be sent to Candace Mullins 10025 Patrick Henry Highway Phenix VA 23959. 
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Guy Tracy DeSantis
Source:  Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home, Chase City, Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Guy Tracy DeSantis, age 55, of Chase City, Virginia passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016. He was born on October 25, 1960 in Trenton, New Jersey to the late Ferdinand Guy DeSantis and the late Marie Reynolds DeSantis. Guy is survived by his wife, Deborah "Tiny" DeSantis, three sons, Gary DeSantis and his wife Marcy, Anthony DeSantis, and D.J. DeSantis, one daughter, Jenna DeSantis and four grandchildren, Kloey Perry, Zach DeSantis, Austin DeSantis, and Tatum DeSantis all of Chase City, Virginia. He is also survived by his half brother, Artie Labunde of Northern VA, one nephew, Derek Weaver, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He is predeceased by one sister, Gina DeSantis. He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran and an employee for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative for 27 years. Guy was an avid hunter and he loved his dogs. He was a beloved coach and took great pride in lawn care. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 6 until 9 p.m. at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City, VA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the Mills Family Cemetery in Red Oak, VA. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Lake Country Crushers Softball, c/o David Brankley, 2612 West Organsville Road, Clarksville, VA 23927 or the Chase City Community Ballpark, 319 North Main Street, Chase City, VA 23924. Online condolences may be expressed at www.newcomballgoodfh.com.


Name of Deceased:  Orville Lindell Dempsey
Robinson  Funeral Home and Cremation Service,  Appomattox, Appomattox   Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Born: December 01, 1951
Died: April 13, 2016

Orville Lindell Dempsey, 64, of Rolling Hill Road, Pamplin, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at his residence. He was the husband of Brenda Taylor Dempsey for 41years. 
Born in Williamson, West Va., on December 1, 1951, he was the son of Bill L. Dempsey Sr. of Meherrin and the late Mattie James Dempsey. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Driver Hunt Club and especially enjoyed attending his granddaughter’s softball games. He served his country in the US Army Communications Unit in the Philippines and in 2002 he retired as a lieutenant with the Henrico Division of Fire. 
In addition to his wife, Brenda and father, Bill he is survived by a son, Benjamin Dempsey and wife, Tiffany of Charlotte Court House; a daughter, Roxanne D. Catron and husband, Walter of Pamplin; granddaughter, Marissa Anne Dempsey; a brother, Billy L. Dempsey, Jr. and wife, Janis of Keysville; and three sisters, Mickey Deland and husband, Ronnie of Sweetwater, Tenn., Cathy Shannon of Keysville, and Theresa Norris and husband, Bob of Newport News. 
A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2016, in Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Herndon Jeffreys. Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Southside SPCA. PO Box 66, Meherrin, VA 23954 or Centenary UMC, Pamplin, VA 23958.


Name of Deceased: George Hathaway Dession
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 23, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

GEORGE H. DESSION DIED IN COLORADO SUNDAY JUNE 19
George Hathaway Dession, Professor of Criminal Law at Yale University, suffered a fatal heart attack, Sunday, June 19, in Boulder, Colorado, where he had gone to teach summer law school. He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Margarte James, of Keysville, and his parents, of Richmond Hills, Long Island, New York. He was a former Assistant Attorney General of the United States. He had written several law books widely used in universities throughout the United States. At the time of his death he was writing the criminal code for the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Lonnie B. Dickens
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, June 29, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Rites Held For Mrs. Dickens

 Funeral services for Mrs. Lonnie B. Dickens, who died at her home in Keysville early Friday were held in her home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25 with burial in the family plot at Mount Horeh Baptist church in Mecklenburg county, at 4 p.m.   Her pastor, the Rev. A.F. McClung, was in charge of the services, assisted by the Rev. G.H. Boyd of the Keysville Methodist church.  Mrs. Dickens was a member of the Ash Camp Baptist church and Simeon T. Walton chapter, UDC.  In 1922 she married L.B. Dickens in Mecklenburg county.  She is survived by her husband, two children, Miss Miriam Dickens, and Lonnie B. Dickens, jr., of Keysville, two sisters, Mrs. J.F. Clayton, Richmond; Mrs. Merle Curley, Baltimore, two brothers, A.W. Cox, Chase City, and Sergeant Wallace Cox with the armed forces overseas.  Mrs. Dickens had looked forward to the graduation exercises at Hampton-Sydney college Saturday afternoon when her son was scheduled to receive his degree.  


Name of Deceased: Ada Townsend Dickerson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, July 23, 1964
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Ada Townsend Dickerson, 81, died on her birthday, Saturday, July 18, 1964.  She was a life long resident of Virginia, born in Lunenburg County, was married to Robert Daniel Dickerson, March 1901 and resided in Charlotte County most of their active years, then they later bought a small farm and retired near Crewe.
She leaves to mourn, her husband, Robert, seven children, Mrs. Flossie Berkley of Mechanicsville, Mrs. Myrtice Hailey of Drakes Branch, Mrs. Lola Ayers of Cumberland Courthouse, Mrs. Leona Arvin of Crewe, Mrs. Cora Arvin of Silver Epring (Spring) Md.; two sons, Melvin Dickerson of Disputanta, andEstes Dickerson of Chester, Pa.; Forty grandchildren and 4? great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and a kind and friendly neighbor and had made many friends in the four different localities she had lived.  She also leaves three brothers, Monroe,Herbert and Hester Townsend of Drakes Branch and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Thompson of Richmond.
Funeral services were held by her pastor of Blackstone in Jennings Funeral Home Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Crewe, and graveside service with burial in the old home burying ground near Drakes Branch in Charlotte County.


Name of Deceased:  Annie E. Dickerson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, June 8, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Annie E. Dickinson Passes At Age Of 87
Sunday morning, May 28, 1944, at 9:45 o'clock, there passed from this life one of the sweetest Christian characters that it has been our privilege to know, Mrs. Annie E. Hailey Dickinson.  She was the daughter of John and Cynthia Hailey and was the youngest of five children.  In her early childhood her father gave her the pet name of "Chink" because of her beautiful brown eyes which he compared to chinquapins.  Throughout her long life she has been known to her many friends as "Miss Chink."  During the early years of her childhood she became a member of Friendship Baptist Church this membership having been retained throughout her life.  In 1881 she was married to Mr. Nathan Dickinson of Ontario where they both resided until Mr. Dickinson's death in 1901.  Their marriage was blessed with five children, three girls and two boys.  Four of these children, Mrs. R.K. Beville, Keysville; Mrs. H.M. Shelton, Red Oak; Mrs. T.G. Ponton, Ontario, and Mr. M.L. Dickinson, Lestor Manor, are fine and useful citizens.  The other son, Mr. A.C. Dickinson died several years ago.  The influence of Mrs. Dickinson's beautiful character will live on in the lives of her children and grandchildren.
Although Mrs. Dickinson's physical strength, at the ripe age of eighty-seven years, had grown materially less, the nobleness and radiance of her beautiful character, her love and appreciation for her many friends and relatives, and her continuous joy and interest in all things that concerned the lives of her friends seemed to have grown stronger as the days passed.  She loved and was loved by all who knew her.  She saw the good and forgot the bad, children and young people were a source of great delight to her always; their interests and pleasures concerned her greatly.  Always she was a delightful guest.  As long as she was physically able to maintain her home, her greatest joy was found in entertaining her numerous friends and in later years this pleasure has been continued in the home of her children.
One does not think in terms of chronology when speaking of "Miss Chink."  She was eighty-seven years young.  In talking of "Miss Chink's"  passing, a little eight year old girl who loved her very much made this comment: "People like "Miss Chink" do not die, they simply go to Heaven and keep right on living."
FRIENDS WHO LOVED HER


Name of Deceased:  Bascom C. Dickerson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 11, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 Bascomb C. Dickerson Dies At Wylliesburg

 Bascom C. Dickerson, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Fitz at Wylliesburg on April 4, at 3:20 p.m. with a heart attack, aged 79 years, having been born November 3, 1860, in Charlotte County.  He was the son of the late Jake Dickerson and Mrs. Kate Spencer Dickerson.  He married Belle Vaughan in 1895.  They celebrated their 50th anniversary two years ago.  Mrs Dickerson died November 1, 1938.  They made their home in Chase City for many years having moved to Richmond a number of years ago.
He left many friends and relatives to mourn their loss.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank Fitz, Wylliesburg; Mrs. J.H. Crafton and Mrs. W.C. Donlavey, of Richmond; five sons, Grayson, Wilton, Donald and Roy Dickerson of Richmond, and Otho Dickerson of Altavista; three sisters, Mrs. Mittie Vaughan Tucker, Scottsburg; Mrs. Ida Hudson, Newport News, and Mrs. Ela Crafton, Frostproof, Fla.  Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
Interment was in Oakwood, Richmond, where Mrs. Dickerson was buried 17 months ago.


Name of Deceased: Bishop Marvin Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 14, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

B.M. DICKERSON BURIED SUNDAY
Bishop Marvin Dickerson, born April 22, 1886, died July 9, 1955 at his home at 4:15 Saturday morning. He had been in declining health for the past year. He was a well loved and respected Charlotte County farmer. Funeral services were held at 3:30 on Sunday afternoon with interment in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Thorpe Dickerson; two children, Nick C. and John E. (Buster) Dickerson; five grandchildren and one brother; Younger Dickerson of Halifax.
Pallbearers were Clarence Rickman, Norman Ferrell, Mack Card, Carroll Farrar, Paul Farrell and Jimmy Card. Honorary pallbearers were his friends.
"You are gone but not forgotten,
never will our memory fade;
Ofttimes we will silently linger
Around your lonely grave."
"So sleep on dear father
And take your rest,
We loved you well
But God loved you best."


Name of Deceased: Calvin Tuck Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, July 8, 2009.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR CALVIN TUCK DICKERSON
Calvin Tuck Dickerson, age 92, of Randolph, VA passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2009. Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Mary T. Dickerson; one daughter, Julia D. Hedrick and husband John; two grandchildren, Robert J. Tuck, III and wife Janet, Paula T. Bell and husband Robert; four great-grandchildren, Katie Mathews and husband Wayne, Robert Justin Tuck and wife Crystal, Raven Tuck, Tamra Bell; three great-great-grandchildren, J.T. Mathews, Josh Tuck, and Brandy.
He was preceded in death by a son, "J.T." John Tucker Dickerson; two brothers, Hansford H. Dickerson, Monroe W. Dickerson; two sisters, Rosa D. Green, Idelia D. Reeves; five half-brothers, Howard Dickerson, Harvey Dickerson, Hugh Dickerson, Roy Dickerson, Champ Vaughan; and one half-sister, Madge D. Foster.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Rough Creek Presbyterian Church, with interment in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA on Friday, July 3, 2009, from 7 to 8 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA was in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Cameron B. Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, March 11, 2009.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR CAMERON B. DICKERSON
Cameron B. Dickerson, 101, died on Friday, March 6, 2009 in Roanoke, Virginia. He was the son of Floyd and Ellen Dickerson of Drakes Branch, Charlotte County, Virginia. He graduated from Drakes Branch High School, attended Bluefield Junior College, and received a B.A. degree from the University of Richmond, where he was also on the college baseball and track teams. He received a M.A. degree from the College of William and Mary. His career included teaching in Glen Allen, and in Caroline County, Virginia, where he served as principal of Caroline County High School. He enlisted in the United States Army and completed officers training. He served as adjutant of the 54th AART Battalion. He later was principal of Monroe Junior High School and Virginia Heights Elementary School in Roanoke. In retirement he enjoyed golf, gardening, and he remained active in Highland Park United Methodist Church and Raleigh Court United Methodist Church until recently. He was predeceased by his parents and his first wife, Mildred Peck Dickerson, and his second wife, Marion Hummel Dickerson.
He is survived by his son, Shelby Dickerson and daughter-in-law Bonnie; and by his daughter, Nancy Pullen and son-in-law James Pullen; and by grandsons, Mark Pullen and Thomas Dickerson and granddaughter, Susan Dickerson.
Funeral services were at Raleigh Court United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2009. The Rev. James Thomas and the Rev. Roy Miller officiated. Interment followed in Evergreen Burial Park. The family received friends at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday. Memorials may be made to Raleigh Court United Methodist Church or a charity of choice. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.


Name of Deceased:  Carl L. Dickerson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, October 1, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

CARL L. DICKERSON
The very sad and sudden death of Carl L. Dickerson occurred Sunday afternoon, while on his way to Pamplin.  He was accompanied by his friend and chum, Mr. Lewis Mills, who at the time was doing the driving.  Without a word, he leaned forward and life went out.
Carl was a young man of rare qualities.  He was a chum of all the boys, a favorite of the girls, and a true friend of the older people.  He was a boy with a big and tender heart.  Had he lived, he promised to be one of the leading business men of the county.
He was a member of the Cullen Baptist Church.  Also a member of the "Corner Hustlers" organized Sunday School Class, consistent to his profession, and constant in attendance upon his church obligations.
He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Dickerson, who survive him.  He has one sister, Miss Lillian Dickerson, who is teaching in the Aspen School.  Our sympathy goes to these, in this dark hour of their bereavement.
Carl was buried in the Cullen Cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  One of the largest crowds ever seen at the Cullen Church, came out to pay their last tribute of respect to their parted friend.
Rev. G.A. Harris, the pastor, was assisted in the service by Dr. Jno. E. White, of Burkeville.  A very dear friend, and former pastor of the family.
May the sustaining grace of our Blessed Lord, uphold, comfort and keep our dear bereaved friends through the trying hours of this sudden and awful shock.


Name of Deceased: Charlene P. Dickerson
Newspaper: The Farmville Herald, Farmville, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

CHARLENE P. DICKERSON, 52
Mother And Sister Of Local Residents, Dies
CREWE, Jan. 3 - Charlene P. Dickerson, 52, of Crewe, died Sunday, January 1, 2006. She is survived by a son, Christopher Armistead and his wife, Caria, their children William and Oralia of Prospect; a daughter, Carrie Dickerson of Crewe and her father, Clarence Dickerson of Drakes Branch; a sister, Cyndi P. Gable and her husband, Conis, their son, Chadd of Farmville: her parents, Robert E. Potts of Fredericksburg and Violet Vaughan Potts of Crewe and a devoted friend, Dale Riggins.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crewe United Methodist Church with interment in Crewe Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this evening (Tuesday) at Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, Crewe.




Name of Deceased: Floyd Thomas Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 23, 1977
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR FLOYD THOMAS DICKERSON
Floyd Thomas Dickerson, age 66, of Drakes Branch, died Friday, June 17, 1977 in South Boston Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Neva Garnett Dickerson; 3 sons, Floyd T. Dickerson, Jr. and Harvey G. Dickerson of Drakes Branch and Clarence B. Dickerson of Crewe; one daughter, Miss Lillian Dickerson of Drakes Branch; one sister, Mrs. W.E. Childrey of Green Bay; one brother, Mr. Edward Dickerson of Richmond.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 19, 1977 at 2:00 p.m. at Browning Funeral Home with interment in Drakes Branch Presbyterian Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: George Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, March 22, 1928.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Mrs. W. C. Colgate was called to the bedside of her father, Mr. Geo. Dickerson, last Tuesday. Mr. Dickerson was for years a resident of this county, but several years since he moved to Halifax County, near South Boston, where he died on the 14th inst. Besides his widow, Mrs. Mollie Dickerson, he leaves one sister and three sons and a daughter, Mrs. Colgate remained with her mother until Sunday.


Name of Deceased: George E. Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, 
Thursday, September 1, 1983.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR GEORGE E. DICKERSON
Mr. George E. Dickerson, 71, of Richmond, Va., died Saturday, August 27, 1983. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. H.T. Wilmouth, Jr. of Randolph, Mrs. Foster Adams of Drakes Branch, Miss Mary Dickerson of Saxe and Mrs. Joyce Lee of Drakes Branch; one son, Charles (Sam) Dickerson of Chester; twenty-five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Annie Childress of Green Bay and step-mother, Mrs. Tommie Dickerson of Drakes Branch.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 29 at 2 p.m., from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville with interment in the family cemetery, Randolph, Va.


Name of Deceased:  Harvey Grey Dickerson
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Sep. 9, 1939
Departed on Sep. 30, 2013 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.

 Harvey Grey "Hopper" Dickerson, age 74, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013.
He is survived by a sister, Lillian V. Dickerson of Drakes Branch, VA; a brother, Pete Dickerson of Drakes Branch, VA; and a niece, Carrie Dickerson of Crewe, VA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd T. Dickerson, Sr., and Neva Garnett Dickerson; and a brother, Floyd T. Dickerson, Jr.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2013, in the Drakes Branch Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Howard B. Dickerson
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, November 30, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Howard R. Dickerson Died At Beckley, W.Va.
Funeral services for Howard B. Dickerson, 53, Chesapeake and Ohio Railway employe, (employee) who died suddenly at his home on E street Monday morning of a heart attack, was conducted Thursday, November at 2:30 o'clock at the East Beckley church.
The Rev. A.F. Eggleston and the Rev. J.E. Bird officiated at the services and burial was made in the Wildwood cemetery with the Moose lodge in charge.
Mr. Dickerson was born July 7, 1891 in Randolph, Charlotte County, Virginia, the oldest son of the late J.M. and Rosa Lee Dickerson. He was educated in the schools of Charlotte County.  At an early age he went to West Virginia, beginning his railroad career by working for the Western Maryland company.  Toward the close of 1922, he came to Raleigh, where he was employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway company for the past 22 years.
His fine workmanship and skill gave him an admirable reputation, and his good character and high ideals place him in the highest esteem of all who knew him.
In 1931, he was married to Miss Chloe Anderson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Anderson, of Beaver.
He was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and served on the board of trustees and the board of Stewards of the East Beckley church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Chloe Anderson Dickerson, two daughters, Ruth Ann and Margaret Sue; three sons, Herbert Ray James Franklin, and Gene Carlton; and the following children by a former marriage; Harold Lee, Howard, Jr., and Mrs. Dorothy Briley.
He has nine brothers and sisters living: H.H. Dickerson of Pamplin, Virginia; H.D. Dickerson of Charlotte Court House, Virginia; R.L. Dickerson of Beckley; Hansford H. Dickerson of Chase City, Virginia; C.T. Dickerson of Phoenix (Phenix), Virginia; Private Monroe W. Dickerson of the U.S. Army; and Mrs. C.H. Foster, of Saxe, Virginia, and Mrs. J.A. Reeves of Boonton, New Jersey.  
From Beckley-Post Herald Beckley, West, Va.


Name of Deceased:  John Hill Dickerson
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  January 25, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mr. Dickerson's Grandson Died At Richmond
F.C. Dickerson received a message stating that his grandson, John Hill Dickerson died Thursday.  He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Dickerson of Richmond and had been ill almost a year.  He was five years of age.

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

RITES HELD FOR J.T. DICKERSON, 19
John Tucker Dickerson, 19, of Charlotte Court House, died last Wednesday night when his car crashed off state Rt. 654 in Charlotte county.
A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Rough Creek Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Survivin (Surviving) gare (are) his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin T. Dickerson of Charlotte Court House, and a sister, Mrs. Rooert (Robert) Tucker Jr. of Saxe.


Name of Deceased: Mary Alice Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Wednesday, October 1, 2008.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MARY ALICE DICKERSON
Mary Alice Dickerson, age 68, of Saxe, died on Thursday, September 25, 2008. She is survived by four children, Donna D. Tharpe (Dale), Michael W. Dickerson, Wanda D. Powell (Mike), Lisa D. Daniel (Roger); one brother, Charles Dickerson; one sister, Joyce Lee; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, George E. and Floris Lipscomb Dickerson.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 2 p.m., at the Browning Funeral Home with interment in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning Funeral Home on Saturday, September 27, 2008 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Neva M. Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, December 1, 1999.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES TO BE HELD FOR NEVA M. DICKERSON
Neva M. Dickerson, age 84, of Drakes Branch, died Monday, November 29, 1999.
Surviving are one daughter, Lillian Dickerson; three sons, Floyd T. Dickerson, Jr., Harvey G. Dickerson, and Clarence Dickerson; one granddaughter, Carrie Dickerson; one sister, Mamie Garnett.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Browning Funeral Home, with interment in the Drakes Branch Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Raymond Carl Dickerson
Source:  Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Appomattox, VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Born: October 04, 1937
Died: June 11, 2015

Raymond Carl “Pipeman” Dickerson, 77, of Pamplin died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at his home. 
Raymond was born in Charlotte County, Va., on October 4, 1937, a son of the late Clyde and Katherine Baker Dickerson. He was a devoted member of Elon Baptist Church for 65 years. Raymond was a graduate of Farmville High School Class of 1956 and spent his life farming, auctioneering, and with his wife, Nancy owned the Pamplin Clay Pipe Factory for many years. 
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Nancy Martin Dickerson. Surviving this union are two sons, Raymond Keith Dickerson and wife, Tracy of Glen Allen and Brian Sidney Dickerson and wife, Tanya of Appomattox; and five grandchildren, Amanda, Austin, Aidan, Kayli, and Haley. He was a devoted husband, loving dad, and a proud PaPa to his grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Ann Spain and husband, Tommy of Henrico; a brother-in-law, Charlie Martin and wife, Ann of Chesterfield; and nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Elon Baptist Church by the Rev. David Sexton and the Rev. Steve Tyree. Burial will follow Pamplin Community Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m., Saturday and other times at the family home in Pamplin. 
Those wishing to make memorials may consider Elon Baptist Church, PO Box 1238, Pamplin, VA 23958, the Pamplin Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, PO Box 1099, Pamplin, VA 23958, or a charity of your choice.


Name of Deceased:  Rosa L. Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, September 19, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Of Mrs. Rosa L. Dickerson
On Sunday night, September 1st, 1907, in the prime of middle life, after a some-what protracted period of illness and great suffering, borne with true christian patience, Mrs. Rosa L. Dickerson, wife of Mr. J. Monroe Dickerson, jr., was removed to her eternal rest from the home of her birth, the home of the late Mr. Hezekiah Harvey, near "Reeses," Charlotte Co.
She died in the serene faith and hope of the gospel. She had been for many years a consistent disciple of Christ; at first, a member at Hermon Presbyterian church, then for some years at Briery, and at last, having come back to live in her native home, in the act of transference again to Herman church. In her last illness, that greatest trial to a mother's faith and resignation was her's; the leaving of her young children, five in number, three of them quite small, one of them being a babe of a few months. But faith triumphed. She calmly committed herself and all her dear ones to the keeping of her Savior.
Mrs. Dickerson was a very estimable Christian woman, a cultivated lady. A close neighbor and friend, of the Briery congregation, writes, "She was one of the sweetest and most loveable person I have ever known." She rests from her sufferings; "Asleep in Jesus."
Saxe, September 11, 1907 H.A.B.


Name of Deceased: Roy Lee Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 5, 1978
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR ROY LEE DICKERSON
Rites for Mr. Roy Lee Dickerson, age 70, of 110 Orchard Road was held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 30, in the First Baptist Church in Beckley, West Virginia, with Dr. Kenneth L. Swank officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Dickerson died in a local nursing home at 4:55 p.m., Tuesday, December 28. Born February 18, 1907 in Charlotte County, he was a son, of the late James Monroe Dickerson and Rosa Harvey Dickerson. Mr. Dickerson was a retired warehouse foreman for Universal Corporation, Beckley, West Va. A resident of Beckley for the past 34 years, residing in Charlotte County before coming to Beckley, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Beckley, the Beckley Gideon Camp and the Beckley Moose Lodge.
His wife, Clara Daughtery Dickerson, preceded him in death August 20, 1967. Survivors include three brothers, Monroe W. Dickerson of Phenix, Calvin Dickerson of Charlotte Court House, Hansford Dickerson of Keysville; two sisters, Mrs. J.A. Reeves of Boonton, N.J. and Mrs. Frank Greene of Charlotte Court House. Pallbearers were Earl Whitener, Lawrence Thorne, James Woods, Buck Woods, James Patton, C.R. Brown, O.E. Miller, E.M. Redden and Henry Snodgrass. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Men's Bible Class of the First Baptist Church.


Name of Deceased: Tom Asa Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 13, 1978
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR TOM A. DICKERSON
Mr. Tom A. Dickerson, age 82, of Randolph, died Monday, April 3, 1978. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Susie D. Beasley of Randolph; three nieces; one nephew.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, from the New Hope United Methodist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: W. W. Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 15, 1979.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR W. W. "WILLIE" DICKERSON
Mr. W.W. "Willie" Dickerson, age 60, of Farmville, Va., died Saturday, February 10, 1979, at Southside Community Hospital, Farmville. He was born May 18, 1918 in Charlotte County, Va., the son of the late Joel Y. Dickerson and Mattie Josephine Dickerson. He was a member of the Cullen Baptist Church, the Farmville Baptist Church Sunday School Class, the Farmville Lions Club, and Honorary Member of the Farmville Jaycees. He was the Farmville local auctioneer known as "Old Friend."
Mr. Dickerson is survived by his wife; Mrs. Geneva Dickerson, of Farmville; one son, William W. Dickerson, Jr., of Prospect; one daughter, Mrs. Carolyn D. Sample, of Roanoke; one brother, David Dickerson, of Farmville; one sister, Mrs. Cassie Hamlet, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 13 at 2 p.m. from the Farmville Baptist Church, with interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice, Va.


Name of Deceased: William Thomas Dickerson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, October 1, 1964.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR W.T. DICKERSON
William Thomas Dickerson, 81, of Drakes Branch died Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Mann Dickerson; two sons, Floyd Dickerson of Drakes Branch, and Edward Dickerson of Randolph; a daughter, Mrs. Annie Childrey of Green Bay; three sisters; Mrs. Richard Lee of Drakes Branch, Mrs. Maggie Martin of Charlotte Court House and Mrs. Lydia Duffy of Danville, and a brother, Johnny Dickerson of Charlotte Court House.
A funeral service was held at ? Tuesday at Browning Funeral Home, Keysville with burial in the family cemetery near Randolph


Name of Deceased:  Louise Harris Dillon
Source:  Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, Appomattox  Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

April 06, 1920 - May 05, 2017

Louise Harris Dillon, 97, of Pamplin, died Friday May 5, 2017 at UVA Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Thomas N. Dillon.
Born in Charlotte County, April 6, 1920 she was a daughter of the late Loula Moore and Thomas Early Harris. Louise was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. Louise worked for C & P Telephone Company in Lynchburg and Norfolk for eight years. She was a founding member of the Darlington Heights Bridge Club. Mrs. Dillon has been a member of the bridge club for over 50 years and was still actively playing. 
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Corinne Moore, Phyllis Walker (A.J.), June Wilkins (Curtis), James Martin, Robert Martin, Ann Harrup (Kurt), Lucille Bean, Frances Dressler, Charles Clodfelter (Carole), Johnny Ranson (Sue), Sue Patterson (Chris); loving caregivers, Aretha Mitchell and Barbara Hunter; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Harris and Carlton Harris; and six sisters, Lollie H. Hamilton, Reba H. Martin, Eunice Harris, Arlene Clodfelter, Katherine Cash, and Christine H. Ranson.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Spring Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Paul McLinden and Rev. Roland Grenouillou officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Jewell Newman Dix
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, September 8-14, 2011.
Submitters Name:  Donald R. McKinney

Jewel Newman Dix, age 78 of Meherrin, Virginia, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011. She is  survived by two children, Susan Brown and husband Karl and Greg Dix and his wife Ginger; two grandchildren, Andrew Tatum and Tommy Dix, all of Meherrin, Va.; two sisters, Mary Elder and husband Carlton of Farmville, Va. and Betty Mull and husband Lloyd of Farmville and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dix was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Malcolm Dix, Jr., and her parents, James T. and Alma Jones Newman.

A funeral service was held Monday, September 5, 2011 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., with interment in the Meherrin Presbyterian Church cemetery, Meherrin, Va. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Sunday, September 4, 2011. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Bernard Willie Dixon
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, December 12, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Mr. Bernard Willie Dixon died November 21, 1907, after a short illness. He was the eldest son of Mr. James Dixon, living near Keysville. His remains were laid to rest in the Ash Camp Cemetery, near the Baptist church at Keysville, four miles from the home he loved so well.
This announcement will bring sorrow to the heart of many relatives and friends who knew him. He leaves a stricken father and mother, three brothers, and four sisters to mourn their heavy loss. In his illness, all that loving hands could do, and human skill could suggest was done, but when He who controls all things claim His own, no power on earth can oppose His will.
The deceased brother was a member of Beulah M.E. church, and will be greatly missed by his many friends of that body. The deepest and tenderest sympathy is felt in this community for the bereaved parents and stricken family.
Mr. Dixon was an affectionate son and brother and a true friend. He exemplified in his daily life all those beauties of christian character which adorn true manhood. As a neighbor and true friend, a truer man was never known. He was a fair bud from the ancestral tree. This is a severe trial this dear family have been called upon to bear, and most deeply do we all sympathize with them in this affliction. But why should we weep as those who have no hope? He is not lost but gone before; he cannot return to us, but we shall go to him, and the memory of his life is a consolation.
Thou hast said good-bye so early,
Leaving fond hearts crushed and sore,
With the thought that we have lost thee,
Lost thee here - forevermore.
Mother and father sit in deepest sorrow;
Sisters' tears, too, bitter flow;
Brothers weep with one another,
O'er the ghastly cup of woe.
If thy voice could reach the living,
What would they sweet message be?
Would it not be - thou art resting
By the gleam of Heaven's calm sea?
With the tenderness of a friend.
December 2d, 1907 G.F.T.


Name of Deceased:  Gene Bishop Dixon, Jr.
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

February 26, 1943 - July 24, 2017
Gene Bishop Dixon, Jr. died on July 24, 2017 at his historic home, Chellowe, in Buckingham, Virginia surrounded by his loving family and caretakers following a brave battle with cancer. 
He is predeceased by his vibrant wife, Barbara, of almost 50 years, and his father and mother, Gene B. Dixon Sr. and Mallie McKnight Dixon, as well as his sister, Jeanne Marie Dixon. He is survived by his three children, Guy Bishop Dixon and daughter-in-law, Julie Kline Dixon; Arch Huddle Dixon and daughter-in-law, Charlene Lendes Dixon; and Erica Vail Dixon, as well as his three beloved grandchildren, Adelaide, Waller, and Henry Dixon.
Mr. Dixon was born in Cullen, Virginia on February 26th 1943, graduated from Randolph-Henry High School in 1961 and attended Hampden-Sydney College before joining the United States Marine Corps in 1966.
After serving in the Marines, Mr. Dixon made a distinguished career for himself at Kyanite Mining Corporation, where he did every job from collecting the change out of the Coke machines to lighting the dynamite fuses by hand, to serving as President. He ended his career as Chairman of The Disthene Group, Inc., the parent company of Kyanite, as well as The Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach and Blue Rock Resources. Under his almost half century of leadership, the company grew several fold, developed markets for its product all over the world, and prospered while winning several state and national environmental awards. Most tellingly, however, he was respected and beloved by the people he worked with over the decades.
Through his involvement with Kyanite, he became a committed member of the National Mining Congress, the American Ceramic Society, the Refractories Institute, the Virginia Port Authority, and embarked on a forty-four year relationship with The Bank of Charlotte County, serving as Director and Chairman of the Board. 
Mr. Dixon also served, for over twenty years, as a Trustee of Hampden-Sydney College, and was on the Southside Community Hospital Board of Managers for thirty-three years. His love of history, notably that of our founding years as a Republic, inspired him to devote himself to preserving Virginia landmarks as diverse as local slave cemeteries to the storied home of Patrick Henry at Red Hill. 
Mr. Gene loved flying, and he was a skillful and accomplished pilot. Instead of treating his office staff to a local luncheon for Secretaries Day, he would sometimes fly them to Tangier Island, or the Greenbrier, for an extra special “Thank You”. 
His approach to life mirrored his passion for trailblazing and taking the path less travelled. He could often be found in an upland field quail hunting with his faithful “boys” (Llelellin Setters) or knee deep in a mountain stream fly-fishing with his buddies. But frequently, he simply could not be found, as he would just disappear into the woods . . . walking or riding in the wonderful outdoors which he loved so much. 
A revered figure and known to many as “Mr. Gene”, he was a man of few words, but those spoken were meaningful and purposeful. He was attuned to the needs of the community and generously supported many local charities and special interests. He will be sorely missed, but his legacy will live on.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at the family cemetery in Peaceful Valley followed by a celebration of his life for family and friends at Chellowe. Memorial contributions can be made to Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation (Red Hill), 1250 Red Hill Road, Brookneal, VA 24528 or the Hampden-Sydney College Library Special Collections Room, P.O. Box 637, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com


Name of Deceased: William Henderson "Billy" Dixon
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., october 20-26, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

William Henderson "Billy" Dixon, age 80, of Charlotte Court House, Va., passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Mr. Dixon is survived by Elizabeth Trent; four children,
Larry Dixon, Cindy Enoch, Billie Sue Bryant and Valerie Dixon; and one brother, Dwight Dixon.
The family will receive friends at the home, 321 Lineberry Lane, Charlotte Court House, Va. at all times.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 2'1, 2011 in Cullen Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullen, Va. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Alex Donald
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 31, 1873
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: MR. ALEX DONALD
Mr. Alex Donald, whose sudden death on Monday night, of last week, we announced in our last issue, was a native of Scotland. He came into this country from New Jersey, we believe, some two years since. He purchased the homestead of Richard I. Gaines. During his first year here, he suffered from sickness and death in his family, and pecuniary losses. His aged father and two children have died. His own death now leaves his widow and two children lonely indeed. They have the sympathy of our entire community. Mr. Donald was a quiet but most estimable citizen, and his sudden death is deeply regretted.


Name of Deceased:  Elizabeth Carter Driskill
Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

April 22, 1927 - October 4, 2016 

Driskill, Elizabeth Carter, 89, of the Abilene Community in Keysville, VA, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Thomas B. Driskill, her parents Baudie and Elnora Carter, and her brother Horace Carter. She is survived by her son Thomas B. Driskill, Jr., and his wife Cindy; her granddaughters Dawn Divers (Steve) and Ashley and Nikki Driskill; her great-grandchildren Cameron and Patrick Divers; her sister Joyce Slayton and sisters-in-law Carol Carter and Margaret Templeton.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 7 at 11:30 a.m. at the cemetery of Beulah United Methodist Church in the Abilene community and will be followed by a celebration of Elizabeth’s life at the Abilene Community Center located on the grounds.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Beulah UMC Cemetery Fund, 5725 Bethlehem Rd, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923. Puckett Funeral Home of Farmville is serving the family.


Name of Deceased:  Floyd Driskill
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 4, 1926
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

DEATH OF FLOYD DRISKILL
On the night of January the seventh the death angel came into the home of Mrs. John Driskill and took away her beloved son, Floyd, who has been sick for quite a number of years.  He was called as a soldier in 1918 to go to France.  He was 18 years old then, while there, he found his health was failing.  Floyd was a patient in a Baltimore hospital for a few years.  Then he came home to his mother here, where he had the best of attention in every way.  Everything that medical skill, loving hearts, willing hands could do, was done to keep him with us, but the Lord saw fit to carry him from this weary world of pain.  He possessed a gentle and loving disposition, for he ever wore a smile.
His body rests in Beulah Cemetery, where he was a faithful member.  Burial services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. Maxey, on Saturday, January ninth, at 4 o'clock.
He leaves to mourn their loss, a devoted mother, two sisters, and five brothers.  May God comfort their lonely hearts in this hour of sorrow.
"God doeth all things well."


Name of Deceased: L. B. Driskill
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, March 3, 1927.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

L.B. DRISKILL DIES
L.B. Driskill died Tuesday at 3:00 p.m., in his 84th year, of a complication of diseases, at the residence of his son, J.B. Driskill, near Drakes Branch, with whom he had made his home in his ripening years. The deceased was a Confederate veteran, member of the local Baptist Church, old inhabitant of Charlotte County, held in sincere esteem.
Remains will be interred in family cemetery this afternoon at 2 p.m., services conducted by Rev. J. Hunter Early in absence of minister of his own denomination. Following act as pall bearers: O.E. Bolick, S.H. McNeny, Wm. Daniel, Chas. Carpenter, J.R. Hurt, O.V. Locke


Name of Deceased:  Pattie S. Driskill
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, July 20, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Pattie S. Driskill Died Sunday, July 16

Mrs. Pattie S. Driskill, of Keysville, 89, widow of John T. Driskill, died at the home of her son, F.G. Driskill on July 16th.  She is survived by six children; W.T. Driskill of Richmond; Susie Driskill Yeysville; Pearl Daniel, Nottoway; R.? Driskill and F.G. Driskill, Keysville; Rockie Daniel, Crewe; 26 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 3 P.M. at Beulah Methodist Church, Abilene, with interment in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  P. E. Driskill
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  February 18, 1926
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

DEATH OF P.E. DRISKILL
P.E. Driskill, formerly of Charlotte County, but had been a resident of Lynchburg for the past twenty years, passed from this life to death at his home on the morning of February 7, 1926, at five-thirty o'clock.  All that earthly hands and loving hearts could do was done, but God, in his wisdom, saw fit to take him out of this world of pain, of which he had been a great sufferer for ten years.  He bore his affliction with christian patience, and without a murmer (murmur), always wearing a smile.
He was in his 46th year.  He was laid to rest in the Springhill Cemetery, Lynchburg. Burial services were conducted by his pastor and Lodge Monday, February 8th, at three o'clock.
The floral tributes were rich in profusion and exquisite in beauty.
He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, two daughters, a devoted mother, three brothers, and three sisters, and a host of friends.  Some day we will understand, for God is love.
ONE WHO LOVED HIM


Name of Deceased:  William A. Driskill
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,
October 12, 1944.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

William A. Driskill Buried At Keysville Tuesday
Funeral services were held at Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville, at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, for William A. Driskill, 84, who  died at the home of his son, A.L. Driskill, in Chase City, Monday.  The Rev. J.A. Love conducted the rites.  Mr. Driskill is survived by seven children, W.L. Driskill, Baltimore, Md.; L. M. Driskill, DeWitt; Mrs. C.T. Hampton, Gastonia, N.C.; G.M. Driskill, Norfolk; B.H. Driskill, Chase City, and Mrs. C.E. Bagby, Aberdeen; two sisters, three brothers and five grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: David Bruce Duffer
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For David Bruce Duffer
David Bruce Duffer, age 20, of Randolph, Va., died Sunday, April 29, 1979. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rosetta Duffer Shore of Randolph, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wilmouth of Red Oak, Va., Ms. Peggy Hall of Chase City, Va.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2, at 4 p.m. from the Newcomb Funeral Home, Chase City, with interment in Wylliesburg Baptist Church Cemetery.


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

Born on Sep. 8, 1932
Departed on Apr. 23, 2015 and resided in Keysville, VA.

John Thomas Duffer age 82, of Keysville, VA passed away Thursday April 23, 2015. He is survived by a sister in-law, Doris Duffey, a special great-niece, Aspen Powell; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Duffer English.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 24, 205 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, with interment in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Rufus R. Duffer
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, November 16, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Services For Rufus R. Duffer
Funeral services for Mr. Rufus R. Duffer were held at his home near Wylliesburg on November 7 at 3:00 P.M. by the Rev. M.E. Hall. 
Mr. Duffer was a faithfus (faithful) member of the Wylliesburg Baptist Church, a devoted husband and father.  He will be greatly missed in his home, church and community.
The community extends to the family and friends their deepest sympathy.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Hall Duffer one daughter, Mary, eight sons, Herman and Rufus Duffer, Wylliesburg, Morton Duffer, Kingsport, Tenn., Paul Duffer, U.S.N., somewhere in the Pacific, Lt. Cmdr. Aubrey Duffer, U.S.N. and Dudley Duffer, U.S.N., New River, N.C., Warrant Officer Grover Duffer, U.S.N., Bainbridge Maryland and Frank Duffer, Aviation metal smith, U.S.N., Puerto Rico, also 7 grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  CSM Bouldin Wade Duffey
Sossoman  Funeral Home, Burke, Morganton Co., N.C.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Feb. 29, 1936 to April 5, 2016

CSM Bouldin Wade Duffey, US Army Retired, 80, of Phenix City, AL passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Born in Charlotte County, VA on February 29, 1936, he was the son of the late Arthur Sidney Duffey and Fannie Newcomb Duffey.
Bouldin retired from the U.S. Army after 30 years of service, including a tour in the Korean War and two tours in the Vietnam War. He was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, four Bronze Stars, and various other awards of recognition for his service.
Mr. Duffey was an avid fisherman and hunter, and he enjoyed the beach and mountains. He loved horses and enjoyed building race cars.Bouldin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nana Bridgers Duffey of the home; children, Pam Baker of Columbus, GA, David Duffey of Phenix City, Steven Duffey and his wife, Kathleen, of Crestview, FL, and John Duffey of Phenix City; grandchildren, Stephanie and her husband, David, Ben and his wife, Alison, David II, A.J., Erica and her husband, Bryan, Cierra, Heather, and John II; a sister, Josephine Good of Lenoir, NC; and a number of nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents, Bouldin was preceded in death by three brothers, Willie, Chester, and Ollie; and three sisters, Eva, Doris, and Barbara.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2016 at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 9 in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Burt Williams officiating. Entombment will follow at Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum with military honors provided by the N.C. National Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407 or to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001

Name of Deceased: Robert J.  Duffie
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Wednesday April 13, 2011, Page 2
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Robert J. Duffie, age 72, of Keysville, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of April 5, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lillian Davis Duffie, and his three daughters. His daughters and their families are Rebecca Elizabeth "Beth" Duffie Fritz and Kevin Fritz (children, Grey and Joseph), Ellen Duffie-Fritz and Keith Fritz (children, Amanda, Brittany; and Charlotte), and Michelle Lynn Duffie Leitch and Christ Leitch (children, Mary Brant and Maddie). He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Dodd of Richmond, his brother-in-law Bobby Hanks and many dear family members in Keysville and across Virginia and North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. Duffie and Margaret Gryder Duffie, and his sister, Margaret "Anne" Duffie Hanks. Robert "Bob" worked as a tobacco farmer with his family and later became a banker, finally retiring in 1991 from Signet Bank. He and Lillian moved to the area he loved so much as a child, Keysville, when he retired. He was a Deacon at Ash Camp Baptist Church until his illness, at which time he became Deacon Emeritus.
Family will receive friends on Thursday evening, April 7, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Ash Camp Baptist Church where he was an active member. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ash Camp Building Fund. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  William Wayne Duffie
Wood  Funeral Service, Chase City, Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

April 20, 1942 - September 23, 2016

William Wayne Duffie, 74, of Saxe, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on April 20, 1942.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, William Duffie; mother, Nanny Dolly Foster; and step-father, Kermit Foster.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Jenny Davis (Tim), of Charlotte Court House, and Penni Horvath (Andy), of Drakes Branch; brother, Hagood Duffie, of Saxe; six grandchildren, Erika Condrey (Cody), of Green Bay, Hannah Davis, of Meherrin, Tim Davis Jr., of Meadow Lands, PA, A.J. Horvath, of Drakes Branch, Derek Horvath (Renee), of Prospect, and Kalyn Mehaffey, of Lynchburg; and great-grandchild, Addison Condrey, of Green Bay.
Wayne worked as a certified welder for Norfolk Southern for most of his life. He also was the owner and head mechanic of Duffie’s Garage, in Saxe.
Many knew him as Santa Claus, as he held a community Christmas function at his cabin for many years where he gave toys to local children.
Wayne enjoyed working on his farm and fishing.
A private graveside service will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at his home near his pond, under  his two cedar trees, as he wished.
Wood Funeral Service is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Jackson Dunn
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette,
Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 27, 1927.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATH OF MRS. JACKSON DUNN
For a second time within a few months, death entered the home of Mr. Jackson Dunn, of Reeses. Some months past, Mr. Dunn suddenly expired while at work in Drakes Branch. On Saturday, January 22, death summoned his widow, Mrs. Dunn. Death was not unexpected and the end came peacefully with her loved ones grouped around her. The deceased is survived by ten children, all of whom live at the parental home.
Funeral services were held at the family burying ground, services being conducted by Rev. W. Irvin Collins, pastor of the deceased.
 
With deep regret we report the death of Mrs. Jackson Dunn, which occurred at her home near Reeses on last Saturday afternoon. She was buried in the family cemetery on Sunday, the services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. I.W. Collins. Her husband preceded her to the grave about seventeen months ago, and the deepest sympathy is felt for the children who are now bereft of both father and mother.
(The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 27, 1927)


Name of Deceased:  Nina Ocie Tucker Dunn
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Feb. 3, 1924
Departed on Mar. 22, 2015 and resided in Saxe, VA

Nina Ocie Tucker Dunn, age 91, of Saxe, VA went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Dunn; a son, Marvin "Butch" Dunn; her parents, William and Nannie Tucker; two brothers, William Tucker and Sam Tucker; a sister, Isabelle Foster. Nina is survived by a son, Kenneth "Boo" Dunn and his wife Miranda; six grandchildren, Wendy Dunn, Mark Dunn (Angie), Bryan Dunn, Robin McConahey (Struan), April Page (Timmy), Craig Dunn (Celeste); four great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson; four sisters, Christine Garnett, Peggy Copal, Frances Hudson, and Callie Tucker. Nina's loves were her family and friends, daily talks on the phone with friends and she loved when company came to visit. At 91, she still loved to cook.
A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the New Hope United Methodist Church, Randolph, VA, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to New Hope United Methodist Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Ruth Mae Ambrose Dunn
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

 Born on May 25, 1918
Departed on Dec. 30, 2013 and resided in Randolph, VA.
Ruth Mae Ambrose Dunn, age 95, of Randolph, VA passed away December 30, 2013. She was the daughter of James Edward Vaughan Ambrose and Mary Ella McCormick Ambrose. Ruth is survived by her four children, Betty Gryder, Debbie Epperson and husband, Richard, Wayne Dunn and wife, Alice, Billy Dunn and wife, Sue; seven grandchildren, Rhonda Adams and husband, Mike, Connie Queensberry and husband, Scottie, Chuck Dunn and wife, Susan, Sheryl Newcomb and husband, Chris, Kevin Dunn and wife, Misty, Keith Dunn, Kent Dunn and wife, Melicca and son, Parker; fifteen great-grandchildren, Todd Adams, Troy Adams, Maggie Adams, Kaitlyn Luna, Emily Luna, Avery Luna, Austin Queensberry, Matthew Newcomb, Kelly Newcomb, Dillon Dunn, Christine Dunn, Callie Dunn, Ella Dunn, Megan Dunn, Brad Dunn; a great-great-granddaughter, Karley Bailey; two sisters, Jessie Crews and husband, John, Gladys Smith and husband, Willie Lee; two sister in-laws, Dora Lee Ambrose and Emma Ambrose. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Alfred Dunn.
Ruth loved her family, friends, church, and caring for others. She was a member and founder of the United Methodist Women of New Hope United Methodist Church.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday January, 2, 2014 in the New Hope United Methodist Church, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2014. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New Hope United Methodist Church.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


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

Born on Jan. 25, 1924
Departed on Mar. 26, 2014 and resided in Randolph, VA.
Samuel Tilden "Sam" Dunn, age 90, of Randolph, VA, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Sam was born in Charlotte County on January 25, 1924, where, except for his service in the U S Navy during World War II, he spent his 90 years in Scuffletown. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lee and Malissa Vassar Dunn; four sisters; and five brothers. Sam leaves behind his loving wife of sixty-four years, Lavalette Carroll Dunn; a daughter, Beverly Eubank (Alex); three sons, Gary (Barbara), Donald (Emily), and Bruce (Wendy); ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, 6101 Scuffletown Road, Randolph, VA, 23962. The family will receive friends at the residence. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the New Hope United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Callie Tucker. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  William Lee Dunn
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  December 20, 1945.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

William Lee Dunn
William Lee Dunn, 71, died at his home near Randolph, Friday night, December 7, at 8:10 o'clock after an illness of six years.
He was born in Charlotte County on February 25, 1874 son of the late William Benjamin and Ella Cook Dunn and was engaged in farming and construction work up to the time of his illness.
Funeral services were held at his home on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by Rev. Blake, assisted by Rev. Guthrie.  Other services were held at the grave.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Vassar Dunn, and ten children: Mrs. Charles Cobbs of Washington, D.C., Carroll of Newark, N.J., John of Nathalie, Reuben and Ray of the U.S. Army, Sam of the U.S. Navy; and Mrs. Harrell Tuck, Mrs. Hampton Mason, Benjamin and Frances of Randolph.  He is also survived by three brothers, three sisters and eleven grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were his sons.


Name of Deceased: Alice White Dunnavant
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 12, 1971
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Allie W. Dunnavant Rites Held
Mrs. Allie White Dunnavant, age 81,  of Charlotte Court House, Va., died at a Lynchburg hospital, Tuesday, August 3, 1971.
She is survived by three sons, James Dunnavant, Charlotte Court House, Jessie Dunnavant of Poland, Ohio, and Taylor Dunnavant, Charlotte Court House; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl William, Oakland, New Jersey, Mrs. Ida L. Waller, Charlotte Court House, and Mrs. Alice Caccia of Taiwan, one brother, Mr. Jessie White, Oxford, N.C., one sister, Mrs. Florabell Wilkerson of Keysville, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday August 5, 1971, at Mt. Tizrah Baptist Church with interment at Evergreen Cemetery, at Charlotte Court House, Va.


Name of Deceased: David Lee Dunnavant
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette,
Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 28, 1954.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

D.L. DUNNAVANT DIES AT HIS HOME TUESDAY
David Lee Dunnavant, 69, retired rural mail carrier, died Tuesday at his home at Charlotte Court House. Funeral rites were held at 2 P.M. Wednesday at Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church at Charlotte Court House, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Allie White Dunnavant; three daughters, Mrs. T.J. Waller, of Radford, Mrs. L.T. Bukoski, of Richmond, and Mrs. O.T. Williams of Washington; three sons, Jesse Dunnavant, of Youngstown, Ohio, Taylor Dunnavant, of Charlotte Court House, and James D. Dunnavant, of Buchingham; and eight grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Ida Carden Dunnavant
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  January 4, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Rites For Mrs. Dunnavant Thursday Dec. 28
Ida Carden Dunnavant, 76, widow of Marshall Lee Dunnavant, who preceded her to the grave three years ago in July died Tuesday, 26th at eleven o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. John B. Donald of Lynchburg, after a long illness.
She was the daughter of the late George Henry and Isabell Hudson Carden of Halifax County.  After the death of her parents she made her home with her sister in Roanoke until her marriage in 1894.  The remainder of her life was spent in her home near Charlotte Court House.
Through all these years she had been a faithful member of Mt. Tirzah Baptish Church and held the oldest membership of that church at that time of her death.
She is survived by three children, Mrs. B.E. Bailey, Julius C. Dunnavant of Charlotte Court House and Mrs. John Donald of Lynchburg; two foster sons, Walter Wilson Dunnavant of Roanoke and Ralph Winfrey Dunnavant of Richmond, also by five grandchildren, Lt. Hudson Bailey, U.S.A., Marshall L. Bailey, U.S.N., Laura and Devin Dunnavant, Charlotte Court House and Marjorie Donald of Lynchburg, one sister, Mrs. Janie Nichols of Charlotte Court House and a number of neices (nieces) and nephews.
The body was brought back to "Woodfork" the home of her daughter Mrs. B.E. Bailey, until the funeral at Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church, Thursday, 28th, at 3 o'clock.  The services were conducted by her pastor Rev. R.P. Welch, assisted by Dr. A.C. Hopkins of Charlotte Court House and Rev. G.A. Harris of Cullen.  Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were her nephews and nephews-in-law.  D.L., L.D., J.M., T.L., R.T., J.R., Dunnavant, C.W., and H.A. Nichols.
The funeral was attended by a host of friends and relatives from the county and various sections of the state. 


Name of Deceased:  Dr. John (Jack) Marshall Dunnavant, Jr.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Oct. 18, 1927
Departed on Aug. 23, 2013 and resided in Richmond, VA.

Dr. John (Jack) Marshall Dunnavant, Jr, 85, passed away quietly on Friday, August 23, 2013, after a courageous and stubborn battle with lung cancer. He is preceded in death by his father, John Marshall Dunnavant, Sr, and his mother, Sallie Cox Dunnavant. He is survived by his sister, Christine Ridgwell, his daughters Julie Bruner (Edgar) and Christie Reed (Bradley), grandchildren, Emily, Will, Henry, Katie, and Annie, and his nieces Linda Church and Susan (James) Root. Born and raised on the family farm in Charlotte Court House, Jack joined the United States Navy in 1945 and served as a SeaBee in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war, Jack received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech, and his Masters and Ed.D from UVA. Splitting time as both a farmer and educator, Jack developed into a gifted and well-respected teacher and school administrator, often coaxing students to seek challenging curriculum, respectful behavior, and living life with both purpose and direction. After his retirement, Jack returned to farming at both the family farm in Charlotte Court House and his acreage in Richmond. Noted for his personal garden replete with tomatoes, butter beans, corn, and sweet potatoes, Jack had a special knack for luring friends, neighbors and family to the joys of working the land with him. 
The Family will receive guests Friday, August 30 at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville from 6-7:30 pm, and the funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 31, at Concord Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House. A reception will be held at Sheldon's Restaurant in Keysville following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Patrick Henry Home for Boys and Girls, the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, or the American Cancer Society. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Walter Wilson Dunnavant
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 7, 1954.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES FOR WALTER WILSON DUNNAVANT
Walter Wilson Dunnavant, 46, foster son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall T. Dunnavant, of Charlotte C.H. died of a heart attack, Dec. 27 at his home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Mr. Dunnavant for the past five years was farm manager of the K & W Farms operated in connection with the K & W Restaurants in Winston-Salem and High Point, N.C., for his step-son-in-law, G.T. Allred owner and operator.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Sale Dunnavant; one daughter, Betty Jane Dunnavant; two stepdaughters, Mrs. G.T. Allred, Winston-Salem, N.C. and Mrs. Richard Johnson, Virginia Beach, Va.; one foster brother, J.C. Dunnavant, Charlotte C.H., Va., two foster sisters, Mrs. Blanche Donald, Lynchburg, Va., and Mrs. B.E. Bailey, Charlotte C.H. Va.
Funeral services were held Dec. 29 in the Beck's Memorial Church, Winston-Salem, where he held his church membership and where he was a member of the church choir.
Interment was in the Forsythe Memorial Cemetery, Winston-Salem, N.C.


Name of Deceased: Carrie Nunnelly DuVal
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 6, 1975
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES FOR MRS. CARRIE N. DUVAL
Mrs. Carrie Nunnelly DuVal, age 83, of Keysville, died Saturday, March 1, 1975. She is survived by four sons, Earl S. DuVal of Virginia Beach, W.E. DuVal of Richmond, I.F. DuVal of Keysville, R.P. DuVal of Newport News; three daughters, Mrs. Louise D. Barbour of Charlotte Court House, Mrs. Evelyn D. Harmon of Waterloo, Iowa, and Mrs. Pearl D. Moore of Richmond; one sister, Mrs. Sam Rash of Crewe; nineteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 3, at 1 p.m. from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville. Interment was at 3:30 p.m. in Maury Cemetery, Richmond. In lieu of flowers the family requested that contributions be made to Keysville United Methodist Church or the Charlotte County Rescue Squad.

 


Name of Deceased: Ruthanne Walker DuVal
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., February 16-22, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Ruthanne Walker DuVal, age 83, of Keysville, Va., passed away on February 13, 2012. Mrs. DuVal was preceded in death by her husband, William E. DuVal; her parents, Guy H. and Nettie Andrews Walker; two brothers and six sisters.
She is survived by three children, Terry DuVal Elliot and her husband Jay, William Eugene DuVal II and his fiancee Janet, and Roxie DuVal Stone; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and her beloved, dog, Pepper.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at the Browning- Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte C.H., Va. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., was in charge of arrangements.