Name of Deceased:  Jennie Mary Faggarte Earnhardt
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  January 24, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Jennie Mary Faggarte Earnhardt, widow of Charles M. Earnhardt, died Tuesday at her home 2024 Idlewood Ave.  A native of North Carolina and a former resident of Keysville.  Mrs. Earnhardt had resided here for the past 20 years.  She is survived by a son, Dan E. Earnhardt; a daughter, Miss Nan Earnhardt; and two sisters.  Last rites will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday at the grave in Ash Camp Church Cemetery, Keysville.  Services were conducted by Rev. McClung.

Name of Deceased: Thomas East
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 21, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Mr. Thos. East died at his residence near Garnet's Old Pump, on Thursday evening last. His sickness which was the result of a third attack of pneumonia, was of comparatively short duration, but peculiarly severe. Mr. East was a kind neighbor, a good citizen, and an upright man. His funeral was attended on Saturday last from the Baptist church, where he was a member, and his remains were deposited in the Roach burial place, on the estate of Dr. P. Flournoy, in this village.

Name of Deceased:  Deborah Ann Eberhardt
Source:  J.T. Morriss Funeral Home, Petersburg, Independent City, VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Deborah Ann Eberhardt, 53, of S. Prince George, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Deborah, known better by loved ones as Debbie, was kind and thoughtful. She never met a stranger and always had a good story to share, most often about her two daughters whom she loved. She will be truly missed. She is survived by her daughters, Whitney Smith and Amanda Hutchins; fiancÚ, Stephen Renforth; mother, Karolyn Lilly; father, Raymond Lisi; step-father, Royal Lilly; sister, Rene Shuler; brothers, Patrick Seeger and Raymond Lilly; and half-sisters, Sharon Gingrich and Sandy Hill. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, May 26, 2017 at Southlawn Memorial Park. The family is being served by the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. Condolences may be registered at

Name of Deceased:  Lucy Elizabeth Eggleston
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Lucy Elizabeth Eggleston, age 98, of Keysville, VA, Lunenburg County went to be with her Lord on Monday, October 17, 2016. She was the widow of James M. Eggleston.
Lucy is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and neighbors that she considered her family. She was a lifelong devoted member of Cool Spring Christian Church and served the church in many capacities while she was able. Lucy walked closely with her Lord, read her bible and prayed every day. She was a sweet lady, loved by all. Lucy had no children of her own but she was a mother to many. Her Christian example touched many people young and old. Lucy will be sorely missed.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, October 21, 2016, in Cool Spring Christian Church, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service, and on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville. In lieu of flowers contributions may be send to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad or Cool Spring Christian Church Cemetery Fund. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.

Name of Deceased:  Dorothy Garrison Elder
Source:  Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, Appomattox Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

December 22, 1924 - November 18, 2016
Dorothy G. Elder, 91, of Greenview Drive, Lynchburg, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016. She was the wife of the late George Edward Elder.
Born in Charlotte County, December 22, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Maxine Deaner and Walter J. Garrison. Dorothy was a member of Madisonville Presbyterian Church and enjoyed singing in the choir.
She is survived by one son, Donald E. Elder and wife, Lynn Atkinson of Roanoke; two daughters, Cindy E. Schaefer and husband, Randy of Lynchburg and Lindy E. Harris and husband Jeff of Lynchburg; four grandchildren, Megan Hotze, Amanda Compton and husband, Anthony “Bear”, Ryan White and wife, Jenny, Brad Harris and wife, Abbey; seven great-grandchildren, Asher Hotze, Addison Compton, Ava Compton, Kaley White, Peyton White, Carley Harris and Brody Harris; and a special friend Shirley Gryder of Lynchburg.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Madisonville Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. William T. Burleigh officiating.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider Madisonville Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund., P.O. Box 97, Cullen, VA 23934.

Name of Deceased: Mrs. George Elder
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 15, 1928
Submitted By:  Bea. Adams King

On the seventh day of March Mrs. George Elder died at her home near Madisonville, after an illness of about two weeks. She leaves a husband, one daughter, Miss Lacy, two sons, Edward and Murphy, two sisters, Mrs. P.T. Nash, and Mrs. Willie Elder, both of Madisonville; five brothers, T.W., R.R., G.A.J. and S.H. Garrison, all living near Madisonville. Mrs. Elder, was a faithful member of the Madisonville Presbyterian church. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Mr. Wilson, after which her body was laid to rest near the church.
The pall bearers were her four brothers; R.R., T.W., S.H., and John Garrison, two nephews, Walter Garrison and Thomas Elder. Flower girls, Ida Nash, Myrtle Elder, Mattie Garrison, Inez Garrison, Lena, Garrison, Virginia Elder.

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

After a heroic battle with cancer and its related complications, Thomas Granville “Billy” Elder of Keysville, 70, died April 2, 2016, at his Charlotte County home. Born October 23, 1945, he was the son of Thomas Garrison “Bill” and Cordelia “Coty” Mundy Elder of Cullen, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Milton J. Elder, and a sister, Brenda E. Tharpe.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Margaret Ann Jones Elder; a son, Nolan Garrison “Gary” Elder of Charlotte Court House; a daughter, Dr. Sarah Elder Fletcher and her husband Zach of St. John’s, FL; a granddaughter, Elizabeth “Eliza” Winfield Fletcher, and another granddaughter, Margaret Rhodes Fletcher, whose arrival is expected in May; a sister, Jackie Scruggs-Dodd of Cullen, numerous nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and great-nephews.; and two special friends, Brant Acree of Wylliesburg, Va., and Brenda T. Jarman, of Cullen, VA.
Educated in the public schools of Charlotte County, he earned a B. S. in business administration and an M.Ed in education administration and supervision from VCU. His career was devoted to public education within Charlotte County, VA. He worked as an elementary, middle, and high school teacher, an assistant principal and principal of Central Middle School, a principal of Eureka Elementary, and a principal of Phenix – JMJ Elementary Schools. For several years prior to his retirement, he worked as personnel director of the Charlotte County Public Schools.
A member of Madisonville Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the Charlotte County Lions Club, he enjoyed golf, fishing, a good Rook or Scrabble game, and traveling. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. He will be remembered for his wisdom, wit, friendliness to all, and his love of people and animals, particularly his beloved retrievers.
Services will be held on Wed., April 6 at 3 p.m. at Madisonville Presbyterian Church at 300 County Line Rd., Cullen, VA. Visitation will be at Browning-Duffer Funeral home in Keysville, VA on Tues., April 5 from 6 – 8 p.m. The family requests that those wishing to make memorial contributions consider the following charities: The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, c/o Bonnie Gilliam, Keysville, VA 23947; The Doorways formerly the Hospital Hospitality House 612 E. Marshall St., Richmond, VA 23219, The Charlotte County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 330, Keysville, VA 23947, or Madisonville Presbyterian Church, c/o Bryan Hamlette, treasurer, 1358 County Line Rd., Cullen, VA 23934. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.

Name of Deceased:  William Thomas “Billy” Elder
Source:  Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, Appomattox   Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Born: July 12, 1945
Died: November 12, 2015
William Thomas (Billy) Elder, 70, of Thomas Jefferson Hwy., Pamplin, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at the Retreat Doctor’s Hospital, Richmond. He was the husband of Geneva LeWarne Elder. 
Born in Charlotte County, Va., on July 12, 1945, he was a son of the late Helen Mann and John Thomas Elder. He was an electrician and worked for Thomasville for over 25 years in the maintenance department. Billy was a longtime member of Madisonville Hunt Club and was well deserving of the name “Wild Bill”. 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Amanda D. Bowyer and husband, Chad of Lynchburg; six step-children, Thomas Jenkins, Alisa Nepp and David, Tharna-Sue Fisher, Chad Franklin and Melinda, Roxanne Callahan and Chris, Toni Ranson and Brandon; ten grandchildren, Samson Bowyer, Stella Bowyer, Kieran Bowyer, Izzy Bowyer, Ashton Callahan, Kirsten Franklin, Jack Franklin, Abigail Ranson, Tyler Franklin and Andrew Franklin; a brother, Dalton Elder and wife, Clara ; sisters, Elizabeth Baldwin of Pamplin and Ella Trent and husband, Bo of Farmville; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 from 4 to 6 p.m. 
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Tony Reeves. 
The family wishes to express their thanks to the Hospice of Virginia for their loving care of Billy. 
Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Pamplin Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, PO Box 1099, Pamplin, VA 23958.

Name of Deceased: Frank D. Elliott
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 2, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

A funeral service for Frank D. Elliott, 11, who died Friday, was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Darlington Heights, Prince Edward County.
Burial was in the church cemetery. A student at Madisonville Elementary School, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Franklin Elliott, of near Charlotte Court House.

Name of Deceased:  Elizabeth Elliotte
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  January 11, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Elizabeth Elliotte Buried Sunday Afternoon
Mrs. Elizabeth Elliotte, 86, died suddenly in her home near Brookneal in Charlotte County, early last Friday morning.  Mrs. Elliotte was in Brookneal Thursday afternoon and was thought to be as well as usual. After returning home, she became ill shortly before she died.
She was born December 10, 1858, and was the last member of her family, being the daughter of Thomas Harvey and Mrs. Katherine Harvey. Most of her life was spent in or near the home in which she died.  Her husband, to whom she was married on November 21, 1877, died February 16, 1923.
The surviving children are: Sandy H. Elliotte, Madisonville: Miss Loza C. Elliotte, Mrs. Lizzie E. Tucker, H. Scott Elliotte, all of near Brookneal; Mrs. John T. Allen, Appomattox; Mrs. Lennie K. Ford, Cartersville; John W., Elliotte, Phenix; Mrs. B.D. Parson, Charlotte Court House.
There are also twenty-three grandchildren, the following of which are serving in the Armed Forces: Staff Sgt. William Glenwood Elliotte, Maint. Bomber Squadron now stationed in India.  Pfc. Howard A. Elliotte, somewhere in the Pacific; Sgt. Otis E. Merle Carwile, BM 2-c with Atlantic Fleet; Carroll N. Carwile, S 2-c, serving on Crash Boat, Fort Pierce, Fla.
Funeral services were held Sunady (Sunday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Hat Creek Presbyterian Church, where she had held her membership for 74 years.  The pastor, Rev. F. Marion Dick, was in charge.

Name of Deceased:  Mattie Spain Ellyson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 29, 1940.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams Rice

 Mrs. George S. Ellyson Died At Madisonville

 Mrs. Mattie Spain Ellyson, widow of the late George S. Ellyson, died Friday night, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.T. Pollard, Madisonville.
She was born in Charlotte County September 17, 1855, the only daughter of Samuel and Nannie Doway Spain.
She received her education from private instructors and institutions and taught in the public schools of the State over a period of 50 years until her health began to fail ten years ago.
She is survived by the following children, Mrs. W.T. Pollard, Mrs. Nannie E. Pollard, Dr. Mary E. Dowdy, Miss Hattie B. Ellyson and George S. Ellyson, also several nieces and nephews, Mrs. N.E. Templeton, Samuel C. Spain, Mrs. Josie Colly, a number of great nieces and nephews, fifteen grandchildren, Henry E. Ellyson, Mrs. Frank Clowdis, Mrs. H.O. Masincup, Mrs. Louis Cunningham, Miss Jessie Ree Ellyson, Taylor and Maitland Ellyson, Mrs. Bessie Seay, Mrs. Hubert Hodges, Mrs. Fred Meudey, R.W. Emmett, and Edward Pollard all of Virginia and Miss Lois Steel Ellyson of Denver, Colorado, also, thirty great-grand children.
Mrs. Ellyson spent the greater part of her life in Charlotte County.  She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and was buried in the church cemetery Sunday at 2 o'clock.

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

Died Tuesday, March 20, evening as the sun was sinking behind the Western hills, Mr. William Ellyson, 16 years of age, and bade fair to be such a noble man. He leaves his mother, eight brothers and sisters to mourn their loss. His father preceded him to the grave several years ago. There are many sad and sorrowing hearts for his loss. The interment will be made at Salem Baptist Church on Wednesday at 4:30 o'clock. They have the sympathy of the community.

Died, last Tuesday at 6 o'clock p.m., Wm. Ellyson, aged 16. He leaves a mother, grandmother, five sisters and three brothers and many sorrowing relatives and friends. His father preceded him to the grave several years ago. The entire community sympathize with them.
(Source: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 22, 1928 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)

Quite a number of the people from Cullen attended the sad funeral of William Ellyson, who had been sick only about a week with pneumonia. William was only 7 years of age, always ready and willing to do anything he could for his mother, sisters, and brothers. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.
His body was laid to rest in the Salem Cemetery on Wednesday, Mar. 14th. A large number of friends and relatives were present to pay their last tribute of respect and many beautiful floral designs were attributed. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.
(Source: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 22, 1928 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)

Name of Deceased:  James E. Emerick
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

James E. Emerick, “Jimmy,” of Keysville went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 18, 2017. He was born in Annapolis, MD on April 5, 1939. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia L. Emerick; his son, James Randel Emerick (Catherine) of Virginia Beach; three daughters:  Susie Buchanan (Darin) of Orlando, FL , Windy Cantrell (Tommy) of Jacksonville, FL, Candace Cooper Adkins (Gary) of Kissimmee, FL;  and eight grandchildren.  He served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist. He worked for the Federal Government on special projects. Jimmy also worked at  the Annapolis Shipyards, the Naval Training Center in Orlando, and at the University of North Carolina.  Jimmy was an accomplished machinist.  He received many special achievement awards during his career including an award from NASA for his outstanding contribution on the Orbital Space Project and an award from University of North Carolina for his precision machining and design work.  He retired from the University of North Carolina and then moved to Keysville.   He will be remembered for his patriotic spirit, his quick wit and his devotion to his wife and to his little Scottie, Heather. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.

Name of Deceased: Dorothy Compton English
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA,
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Dorothy Compton English, age 80 of Phenix, Va., went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Mrs. English was born on January 3, 1931 in Charlotte County to Woody Scott Compton and Jennie Trent Compton. She was married to the late Bernard Harris English. Mrs. English worked for Burlington Mills/West Point Pepperell in Drakes Branch for forty-five years. She was a member of Phenix United Methodist Church. Mrs. English is survived by two sons, Johnny Wayne English and his wife, Belinda, of Richmond, Va. and Jimmy Carl English and his wife, Sandy, of Midlothian, Va.; one daughter, Debbie English Crews and her husband, David, of Harrisburg, Va.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in the Phenix United Methodist Church in Phenix, Va. with interment following in Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery in Brookneal, Va. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Born on Jan. 22, 1960
Departed on Apr. 11, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Kathy Duffer English, age 54, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at her home.
She is survived by her father, John T. Duffer; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillie Shook Robins.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2014, in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.

Name of Deceased: Beulah Wallace Erby
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, December 8, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Mrs. Beulah Wallace Erby, 32, of Drakes Branch, died Tuesday at 4 a.m. in a Farmville hospital.
A member of the People's Methodist Church in Keysville, she is survived by her husband, Albert Thomas Erby; two daughters, Shirley Anne and Mary Elizabeth and one son, Thomas Page Erby. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Bessie E. Wallace, of Drakes Branch, and five sisters, Mrs. Ida Seger, of Ontario, Mrs. Fannie May Nuchols, of Drakes Branch; Mrs. Mattie Lou Hatcher, of Fort Mitchell; Mrs. Hixey Philbeck of Keysville; and Mrs. Bertie Wilkerson of Farmville. Also surviving are four brothers, Garland W., George R., Lewis W., and Lucius E. Wallace, all of Drakes Branch.

Name of Deceased: Willard Redd Estes
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 6, 1966.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Willard Redd Estes, 56, died Friday, Dec. 31. There are no immediate survivors.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church, Drakes Branch with burial in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Ga.

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, June 8, 1933
Submitted by:  Jesse Dunkley

Mrs. Mary Evans died June first
Mrs. Mary M. Evans died at the home of her youngest son, L.E. Evans, near Cullen: June 1, 1933.  She was born in Pittsylvania County November 2, 1855, therefore being more than 77 years old.  She suffered a stroke about ten years ago.  She was a member of Oakview Presbyterian Church.
She was buried in the family burying ground by the side of her husband, who preceded her to the grave nineteen years ago.  She is survived by seven children: Mrs. E.K. Hall, of Danville; Mrs. D. A. Meadows, of Pheobus; Mrs. Frank Meadows, of Farmville; George Evans, of Danville; Robert and Ennis Evans of Cullen.  She is also survived by 36 grand children and ten great grand children.  The pallbearers were her grandsons and the flower bearers were her granddaughters and their friends.  Her pastor being away the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Daniel C. Boon, of Phenix; Rev. J.E. White, of Pamplin, and Rev. G.A. Harris of Cullen.

Name of Deceased:  Rosa Jackson Evans
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  January 10, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Rosa J. Evans Died at Lynchburg
The funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Jackson Evans of Lynchburg were held Thursday afternoon January 3rd., at Lynchburg.  Mrs. Evans was a native of this county.   She is survived by three children and three sisters:-- Miss Minnie Jackson of Drakes Branch and Mrs. Lula J. Sleet and Miss Dell Jackson of Norfolk.