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

MRS. HENRY FALLEN DIED FRIDAY NIGHT
The death angel entered the home of Henry Fallen, Friday night, May 5th, 1933 and took away his beloved wife, Elsie, aged 32.  She was sick about an hour.
She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, and six small children, Lucille, James Henry, Mary Willie,Victoria, Hermon and Dewey Page. She is also survived by her father, step mother, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Freddie Claybrook of Aspen, Mrs. Buck Bigger, of Melrose; Miss Dorothy Tuck, Albert Jr., Harold and Melvin Tuck of Randolph; Jeter Tuck, of Melrose and Allie Tuck of Aspen.
Pall-bearers were as follows: Albert Tuck Jr., Melvin Tuck, Jeter Tuck, Harold Tuck, Tucker Tharp, Buck Bigger, Maurry  Bigger and Hunter Green Jr.
Flower bearers were as follows: Misses Inez Green, Vesie Newcomb, Daisy and Vergie Nichols, Elsie and Irene Hall, Myrtle Tharp, Willie Bigger, Eunice Driskill, Anderlee Deven, Effie Martin, Floris Lipscomb, Corine Dalton, Iris Green and Christine Claybrooks.


Name of Deceased: B. L. Farinholt
Source: The Confederate Veteran,Vol. XXVIII – February, 1920 – No. 2, Page 68
Submitters Name: Brady Fitts

On the morning of December 24, 1919, Col. B. L. Farinholt died at his home, in West Point, VA., after a short illness.
Colonel Farinholt was born near Yorktown, VA., May 26, 1839, and at the age of twenty-one married Miss Lelia M. Farinholt, a cousin.  In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate army and served four years with Pickett’s men in Armstead’s Brigade, taking part in the battles of Seven Pines, Suffolk,  Seven Days’ Battles around Richmond, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, and Gettysburg.  During this time he received several promotions, finally being made colonel of his regiment at Staunton River Bridge Battle.  On receiving his report of the engagement at this place General Lee wrote to him on July 16, 1864, thanking him for the skill and conduct with which he had executed the charge committed to him and saying: “Please express my thanks to the men and officers for the gallantry and determination with which they repelled every assault of the enemy.”
Wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, Colonel Farinholt was sent as a prisoner to Johnson’s Island, Lake Erie, from which place he escaped after nine months of hard life and rejoined his command in Virginia.  He also had a taste of prison life at Forts McHenry and Delaware. 
He was a member of the Lawson-Ball Camp of Confederate Veterans, at West Point.
After the war he was actively engaged in mercantile business in Tidewater, VA.  In 1884 he moved his family to Baltimore, where he lived for a number of years, though still conducting his business in Virginia.  He finally moved back to Virginia and made his home in West Point.  Having given up his business, he spent much time in reading and writing and was actively interested in all the affairs of his country, and especially of Virginia.  He and his wife celebrated the fifty-ninth anniversary of their marriage on October 24, 1919. 
Colonel Farinholt is survived by his wife, five daughters, and seven grandchildren.
He was laid to rest in the old family burying ground in New Kent County with the loved ones who had passed on before.


Name of Deceased:  Booker S. Faris
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Thursday, August 31, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Death of Booker S. Faris
This gentleman, who has been quite ill for some time, died in the early hours of the morning of Friday, August 25th, at his residence at Drakes Branch. He was as we believe, a native of the county of Lunenburg, but has been a resident of this county for many years.  He was an active business man for a long time filling the position of an auctioneer in one of the tobacco warehouses, as well as a dealer to tobacco.  Personally he was a man possessed of strong, warm impulses of a social disposition, and won many friends.  He was active in all business and political movements.  During the war, he was a member of the Cavalry in the Confederate service, and was a good soldier and an ardent comrade and active member of H.A. Carrington Camp.
His funeral was conducted under the auspices of the Camp, there being a large attendance of members, Col. T.W. Scott, Colonel Commanding, as well as a large concourse of citizens on Friday, p.m.   Rev. A.B. Sharpie, of the M.E. Church, conducted the religious services in a highly impressive manner, stating, as we are informed, that some time before his death Mr. Faris professed his faith in the gospel of Christ and died in the hope of salvation through His atonement.  His remains were laid in the Drakes Branch Cemetery.  Mr. Faris was about 60 years old, and his widow and six children survive him.


Name of Deceased: Smith Wesley Fariss
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 23, 1977
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR SMITH W. FARISS
Mr. Smith Wesley Fariss, age 60, of Phenix, died at his home on June 12, 1977. Born in Campbell County, he was the son of Mrs. Annie Smith Fariss of Lynchburg, and the late Reid Columbus Fariss.
He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as deacon and a member of St Johns Masonic Lodge No 144 AF&FM, Charlotte Court House, and was employed by Burlington Industries, Drakes Branch, Va.
Surviving, other than his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Frances Walker Fariss and one daughter, Mrs. Brenda Hancock of Lynchburg.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, June 14 at 3 p.m. from Bethel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Baker W. Farrar
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 24, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

BAKER W. FARRAR SERVICES HELD AT SUMMERVILLE GA
Baker W. Farrar, prominent business, civic and church leader, of Summerville, Ga., died February ? (its says 0), at his home in Summerville. He was 71 years old. For a number of years Mr. Farrar had been engaged in the real estate and insurance business. He was a former cashier of the Chattanooga County Bank. At the time of his death he was an elder in the Summerville Presbyterian Church and a leader in civic and religious affairs.
Mr. Farrar, a native of Charlotte County, was born at Charlotte Court House, Va., February 10, 1894. He was the son of Charles P. Farrar, and Nannie Johnson Farrar. He was married to the former Miss Janet Little, daughter of Dr. Archibald Alexander Little, who spent the early years of his life at the Old Briery Church manse, in Charlotte County, and later became a Presbyterian minister.
Funeral services were held February 11 at the Summerville Presbyterian Church, with interment in the Summerville Cemetery. Besides his wife, Mrs. Janet Little Farrar, he is survived by three sons, Archibald A. Farrar, local attorney and former state senator from the 42nd District; William B. Farrar, operator the Summerville radio station; Charles C. Farrar of Texarcana, Ark.; four grandsons, and a number of nieces and nephews.


Name of Deceased: Ernest W. Farrar
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 17, 1928.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

ERNEST FARRAR KILLED
GRADE CROSSING SMASH
A telegram from Aberdeen, Md., was received in Keysville on Monday announcing the accidental death of Ernest W. Farrar, resulting when he and a companion, Charles Curry, of Altoona, Pa., and the automobile they were driving crashed into a Pennsylvania train bound from New York to Baltimore. Both were soldiers attached to the Chemical Warfare Service at Edenwood Arsenal, Md. No particulars were given other than the bodies were found by State Police beneath the demolished machine at the railroad crossing.
Ernest Farrar was 22 years of age and son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Farrar, who reside in Keysville. The young mans mother was a Miss Daniel and a sister of Mrs. W.S. Rodgers of Drakes Branch.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Helen Farrar
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 14, 1954.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. HELEN FARRAR
Mrs. Helen Farrar, 64, of Wylliesburg, died Saturday in a Richmond hospital. The widow of Meredith Farrar, she was a native of Wylliesburg and a member of the Wylliesburg Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters Mrs. Ester Anderson, of Arlington; Mrs. Pauline Jenkins, of Newport News; and Mrs. Marian Fleishel, of Richmond; one son, Carroll Farrar, of Wylliesburg; two sisters, Mrs. W.R. Collins and Mrs. Elizabeth Farrar, both of Richmond, and three grandchildren. Graveside rites were held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday in the Wylliesburg Baptist Church Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Jim Farris
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 10, 1929.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

We are sorry to hear of Mrs. Jim Farris death and extend our sympathy to the family.


Name of Deceased:  Daisy Fears
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Daisy Fears, 94, of Charlotte Court House, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013 at Wayland Nursing and Rehab in Keysville. She was born in Halifax County, VA on August 9th, 1918. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond "Puppy" Fears; her parents, George and Daisy Nichols; 3 brothers, Noel, James and Lacy Nichols; 3 sisters, Clara Tuck, Georgia "Dick" Tuck and Virgie Allen. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Norma Locke of Keysville, VA. She is survived by her 2 sons, John Lee Fears (Judy) of Keysville, and Robert Fears (Bernice) of Charlotte C.H.; 1 grandson, Mark Fears of Charlotte C.H. 2 granddaughters, Dr. Teresa Moore (Eugene) of Charlotte C.H. and Jackie Lorenzen (Kevin) of Stem, NC; 7 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren, 1 step-great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a dear sister-in-law, Shirley Nichols. Daisy, well known as "Buck", was a special lady who adored God and her family. She was very loved by her family and will be remembered in precious memories. She always looked forward to watching ministry on Sundays including Jonathan Falwell and Joel Osteen. She was an avid New York Yankees fan and loved a good piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 25th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at her home at 3303 Patrick Henry Hwy., Charlotte C. H. Visitation will be Sunday, May 26th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Browning & Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville. Graveside service will be held on Monday, May 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte C.H. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Keysville United Methodist Church Building Fund or Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Ruth Layne Ferguson
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Obituary for Ruth Layne Ferguson
Ruth Layne Ferguson of Farmville, Virginia passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 peacefully at the Woodland Watson Center surrounded by loving family and care takers. She was born in Cullen, VA on Apr1l 4, 1927 to the late Spencer Hatcher Layne and Marion Allen Layne. She was well known for her service to the Farmville Baptist Church and her hundreds of clients for over 60 years that she serviced as a cosmetologist. 
She graduated from Randolph Henry High School in Charlotte County Virginia in 1946. She had a lifelong love of music and dancing that began as a teenager when she sang on the radio with her sister Florence and other family members. She took great joy in cooking for her family, especially on holidays. 
She is survived by her son Charles Wayne Ferguson and son-in-law Robert Reeves of Amherst, VA, daughter Darlene Ferguson Bratcher and son-in-law Richard Bratcher of Farmville, VA, her granddaughter by marriage Katie Bratcher Rhine and husband Jason Rhine, and her great-granddaughter Maelyn Renee Rhine of Orlando, Fla., special friend and care taker Barbara Hunter, and Ruth’s sister Gloria who was a constant companion.
Surviving brothers and sisters: Floyd Layne (Aggie) of Mill Hall, PA, Billy Layne of Victoria, VA, Ted Layne (Georgia) of Farmville, VA, Norman Layne (Ida), Cullen VA, Nelson Layne (Loretta) of Dillwyn, VA, Virginia Frangowlakis of Salem, VA, Roberta Willis (Charlie) of St. Paul, VA, and Gloria Adams (Kendall) of Cullen, VA. Also: Sister-in-law, Annette Layne of Farmville, Va. And Linda Layne of Rustburg, VA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her late husband Charles Oscar Ferguson, brothers Carol Layne, Elbert Layne, Monroe Layne, Alvan Lane, Spencer Hatcher Layne, Jr. Oliver Layne, Edward Layne, and sister Florence Layne Pierce.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday night September 13, 2015 at Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville, VA. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 14th 2015 at Farmville Baptist Church located at 132 N. Main street in Farmville, VA. Interment to follow at Spring Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Darlington Heights, VA.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Woodland Facilities, Lynchburg General Hospital Comfort Care Center, and the 7 Hills Hospice Center for providing so much love and compassion to Ruth and her family during her final days.
The family suggests those wishing to make memorial contributions to consider the Farmville Baptist Church.  Puckett Funeral Home


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Bettie Ferrell
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 16, 1939
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MRS. FERRELL DIES AT HOME OF HER GRANDDAUGHTER
Mrs. Bettie Ferrell, 89, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. L.W. Newcomb, Fort Mitchell on March 6 at 1:30 p.m. after a long illness.
She was preceded to the grave by an only daughter and her husband several years ago.  She is survived by seven grandchildren, Mrs. Clare Hall, South Boston; Mrs. Bud Newcomb, Ontario; Mrs. L.W. Newcomb, Fort Mitchell; Harper Lankford, Ontario; Watt Lankford, Victoria; S.M. Lankford and Clyde Lankford of Keysville; 33 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. Ferrell gave her heart to God in early life and lived a conserated christian to the end.  She was a member of Hebron church.
She was laid to rest in the family burying ground on March 7.  There to await the coming of her Lord whom she served faithfully.  Mrs. Ferrell will be missed by her grand children especially Mrs. L.W. Newcomb with whom she lived, and also Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lankford, who for the last few years has been so faithful and kind and so often visits bringing her can fruit and cheer, and who aided and ministered to her comfort and well being to the end. ONE WHO LOVED HER.


Name of Deceased:  Clarence Ferrell
Newspaper
:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, May 31, 1928.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

CLARENCE FERREL TAKES LIFE WITH GUN
His Body is found in Corn Crib Monday Morning Grasping Shot Gun in Hands
Bearing conclusive evidence of having taken his own life, the body of Clarence Ferrell was found in a corn crib on farm where he lived about two miles form Saxe, Monday morning.
He bore the reputation of being a hard working farmer and had a wife and five children.  No cause is assigned for the deed.
Last seen of him alive was on Sunday night.  He remarked to his wife at the supper table that he enjoyed the meal, but that it would be the last one he would eat.  That was not given credence as he had talked this way before. Also on Saturday afternoon after getting a hair cut in barber shop at Saxe he remarked that he had received a good hair cut, but that it would be the last he ever got.
His wife thought on Sunday night that he had retired to bed, but when on Monday morning he was not in his room, a search was instigated and when found in the corn crib he was in his stocking feet, and was still grasping at shot gun, his right hand on the barrel and his left thumber on the trigger of the gun.  The gun evidently been fired from this position, sending a hole through his head from the front of the temple.
He was thirty-five years of age.  The remains were intered in the cemetery at Saxe Tuesday.


Name of Deceased: Ellen J. Ferrell
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Thursday, October 11, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: DEATH OF MRS. FERRELL
Mrs. Ellen J. Ferrell, 69 years of age, died at the home of her son, Mr. R.H. Ferrell, near Charlotte C.H., Monday, October 8th. Interment was made at New Hope, near Reeses, Tuesday, October 9th. Dr. A.C. Hopkins conducted the funeral services.


Name of Deceased: Eva Anderson Ferrell
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Thursday, October 20, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. L. H. FERRELL
Mrs. Eva Anderson Ferrell, 60, wife of Lorenzo H. Ferrell, died Saturday at her home near Wylliesburg, Charlotte County.
Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Derious Coleman and Mrs. Irvin Wilson, of Saxe; Mrs. Clarence Wilson, of Chase City, and Mrs. J. D. Hoyne, of Colonial Heights; four brothers, Clarence and Claude Anderson, of Red Oak; Hunter Anderson, of Randolph, and Jesse Anderson, of Charlotte Court House; two sisters, Mrs. Ester Johnson, of Turbeville, and Mrs. Cary Cavanaugh, of Clarksville; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hebron Methodist Church near Wylliesburg with burial in the family cemetery near Saxe.


Name  of Deceased:  Katherine Anderson Ferrell
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Aug. 3, 1921
Departed on Oct. 29, 2014 and resided in Crawfordville, FL.
Katherine Anderson Ferrell, 93, of Crawfordville, FL, formerly of Midlothian, VA passed away in her home on October 29, 2014. Katherine is the beloved wife of the late Calvin D. Ferrell, Sr. She is survived by her son, Calvin D. Ferrell, Jr.; two daughters, Judy Boogher, Jane F. Pugh and a devoted son in law, Rick Pugh; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a devoted sister, Thelma Fallen.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte Court House, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-3 p.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Baptist Church, 1500 Courthouse Road, Richmond, VA 23236 or Big Ben Hospice Wakulla County, 2889 Crawfordville Hwy. Suite C., Crawfordville, FL 32327.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Robert Allen Fields
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, May 2
, 1946.
Submitted By
:  Bea Adams King

Robert Allen Fields entered into eternal rest April 15th, 1946 at 6:30 P.M. at the age of 77 years in the home of his son, John Lewis Fields, Aspen, Va.  He was one of the oldest citizens of this community and for a number of years, he was connected with the Ridgeway Presbyterian church.  Here he served as superintendent of the Sunday School.
Later, Mr. Fields became affiliated with the Aspen Hill Baptist church and served as church clerk for sixteen years.  He then moved to Stamford Conn., and joined the Union Baptist church continuing his membership until death. Mr. Fields was a faithful church worker and was highly esteemed by people of both races.
He is survived by two sons, John Lewis Fields, Aspen, Va. and Fred Douglas Fields, Stamford, Conn; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Mary K. Fields, Aspen, Mrs. Almada Fields, Stamford, Conn., seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Ridgeway Presbyterian church, the pastor, Rev. C.M. Dusenbury, officiating. Interment was in the Church cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  William James “Buddy” Fifield, Sr.
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jun. 5, 1930
Departed on Feb. 20, 2015 and resided in Charlotte C H , VA.

William "Buddy" James Fifield, Sr., age 84, of Charlotte Court House, VA, passed away on February 20, 2015. He was born in Lowell MA, on June 5, 1930, to the late Raymond and Alice Fifield. He served in the U S Navy for four years and was on the U S S Columbus. William is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Mary Delaney Fifield; one son, William James Fifield, Jr., of Norwich, N Y; two daughters, Debbie Fifield of Charlotte C. H. VA, and Heather Fifield-Henry and husband, David Henry of Northwood, NH; and seven grandchildrenl He was preceded in death by his sister Virginia Seymour.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Keysville, VA, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, from 7 to 8 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Alma Dickerson Fitz
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites For Mrs Alma D Fitz
Mrs. Alma Dickerson Fitz, age 81, of Drakes Branch, died Friday, October 11, 1974.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rachel Carter of Chase City, Mrs. Jennie Bell Mason of Blackstone; two sons, David Franklin Fitz, Florence, S.C. and James Herbert Fitz, Drakes Branch; thirteen grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald D. and Roy E. Dickerson, both of Richmond; one sister, Mrs Esther Donalavey.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 13 from the Hebron United Methodist Church, Wylliesburg, with interment in Woodland Cemetery, Chase City.


Name of Deceased: Annie Vaughan Fitz
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Mrs. Annie V. Fitz
Mrs. Annie Vaughan Fitz, wife of Emory A. Fitz of Drakes Branch, Va., died Wednesday, April 25, 1979. She is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Bagby of Cumberland Courthouse, Va., Mrs. Mary James of Farmville, Va., Mrs. Bertie Baird of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Kathleen Evans and Mrs. Bessie Lockhart, both of Richmond, Va.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 27, at 2 p.m., from Newcomb Funeral Home, Chase City, with interment in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Oak, Va.


Name of Deceased:  Emily Fitz
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, June 22, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Emily Fitz Died At Her Home Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Fitz were held at the home, near Drakes Branch, Thursday, June 15, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. George Orser, interment was made at the Moore cemetery near Wylliesburg, Mrs. Fitz was found dead in bed early Wednesday morning.  She is survived by her husband, Emery Fitz, and several brothers and sisters.


Name of Deceased: Mr. Robert Flanigan
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 10, 1929
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

News was received here on Monday of the death of Mr. Robert Flanigan in Farmville Hospital. Mrs. Flanigan and children are at her father's, Mr. C.T. Layne, and were too ill to go to his bedside while he was sick.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Bettie A. Flournoy
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, November 14, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Mrs. Bettie A. Flournoy
On the afternoon of October 29th, 1907, at 2 o'clock the spirit of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Flournoy, beloved wife of Dr. W. Stanhope Flournoy, took its flight to the land of eternal sunshine, there to rest until the resurrection morn.
Mrs. Flournoy, who was formerly Miss Elizabeth Wilson, of Staunton, Va., came to this village many years ago as the bride of Dr. Flournoy, where she has since resided, and where she has been loved and honored as a benevolent, generous and useful member of a large circle of warmly attached friends. No one who ever went to her in trouble came away without having been benefited by her tender words of sympathy and cheer. No one ever petitioned her for assistance and came away empty-handed. As a member of society it will be difficult for her place to be filled.
It was in her home, however, that the light of her beautiful character shown brightest, and it is there she will be most sadly missed. Her life was one of faithful service and devotion to her husband and children; her thoughts were ever of them and it was her chief delight to give them pleasure.
Nothing was denied them that could contribute to their happiness. In her were blended all of those traits which render motherhood so beautiful and womanhood so noble and pure.
She had been in declining health for a year past, and was anxiously ministered to by a fond husband and dutiful daughters, and everything in human power done to prolong the precious life, but the Master had need of her and she was called from an earthly to a heavenly home to fill a place among the redeemed. Through pain to perfect peace, she has gone to receive a blessed reward. She awaits to welcome her loved ones on the golden shore. With her it is well, but for the world her rest is to early. Be comforted, dear, sorrowing ones, we shall clasp hands again beyond this vale of tears and our mourning shall be turned into joy unspeakable.
Sleep on, beloved, sleep and take thy rest; We loved thee well, but Jesus loved thee best.
MATTIE M.
Charlotte C.H., Va., Nov. 6, 1907
 

IN MEMORIAM
Mrs. Bettie A. Flournoy
After a short illness, surrounded by a devoted family, Mrs. Bettie A. Flournoy, wife of Dr. W.S. Flournoy, died at her home in this village, on Tuesday, October 29th, 1907, and her mortal remains were laid to rest in Village Cemetery, Wednesday evening. I know how the hearts of those to whom she was nearest and dearest, cry out in bitter anguish for the touch of a vanished hand and the sound of a voice that is still. I know that nature will assert itself, when those we love are taken from us, but that very love would make us take comfort from the hope and promise of a blessed immortality. Let us rest in the belief that after a life well spent, with every duty faithfully performed, her soul at last found eternal rest amid the scenes of its creation in the presence of its God.
A death in our midst always awakens serious reflections. The right to live is the most sacred, the most inalienable. To live forever is our sublimest hope. To know, to love, to confer happiness is rapture; and yet we are under sentence of death. Other events may or may not occur; but we must all die. The verdict has been pronounced by the inexorable decree of an omnipotent tribunal. Without trial or opportunity for defence, with no knowledge of the accuser, or the nature and cause of the accusation, without being confronted with the witnesses against us, we have been summoned to the bar of life and condemned to death! There is no writ of error nor review; there is no exculpation or appeal.
All must be relinquished. The fond husband bemoans a devoted wife; the loving wife weeps over an affectionate husband; the mother cries passionately for her children, but there is no clemency. Sooner or later, the last man will perish, and the sun will shine upon the earth without inhabitant; its atmosphere, its seas, its light and heat will vanish, and the planet will be an idle cinder uselessly spinning in its orbit.
Be comforted, bereaved ones, for Christ has said, "He that believeth in Me, tho' he were dead, yet shall he live, and whosoever liveth, and believeth in Me, shall never die. Believest thou this?"
I.H.S.
(The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, November 8, 1907 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)


Name of Deceased:  Edith W. Floyd
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held For Edith W. Floyd
Edith Wirt Floyd, 82, of Poorhouse Road, Phenix, died Thursday October 28, 1999, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.  She was the wife of John H. Floyd for 50 years.
Mrs. Floyd was born in Charlotte County, June 2, 1917, daughter of the late Louis J. Wirt and Dollie Childress Wirt.  She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School teacher and financial secretary for many years.  Mrs. Floyd was an avid square dancer with Southside Squares of Farmville and Nottowa Swingers of Blackstone.  She was owner and operator of Edith's Beauty Salon.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Wanda Kay F. Tipper and her husband, Lawrence, of Summerville, S.C.; two grandsons, Kirk Ashley Engler of Boston, Mass. and John Anthony Engler of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Mildred R. Wirt, of Phenix.
A funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 31, at Bethel Baptist Church by The Reverend Elton McDowell.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to your local rescue squad.
Henderson Funeral Home, Brookneal, was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  John Homer Floyd
Source:  Henderson Funeral Home, Brookneal, Campbell Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

July 8, 1925 - July 18, 2015
John Homer Floyd, 90, of Phenix passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Brookneal. He was the husband of the late Edith Wirt Floyd.
Mr. Floyd was born in Alexandria, July 8, 1925 son of the late Herbert G. Floyd and Gwendolyn Carter Floyd. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, a U. S. Navy veteran of WWII and a retired employee of Burlington Industries.
He is survived by one daughter, Wanda Kay Floyd of Charleston, S.C.; two grandsons, Kirk A. Engler (Lynn) of Port Orchard, Wash., John A. Engler of Norfolk; two great-grandchildren, Carter Engler and Vivien Engler.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Gary Sims with interment to follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2015 at Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 131 Old Well Road, Phenix, VA 23959.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Luther R. Ford
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 24, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, and the first heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea." Rev. XXI:I.
Mrs. Luther R. Ford entered into her reward Dec. 13th, 1906, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Atlas Finch, in N.C., at the age of 69 years. She was the daughter of Mr. John E. and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith. On Sept. 6, 1865, she was married to Mr. Luther Ford. The first years of their married life were spent at "Bushy Forrest," they then moved to "Farmers Hope," and later to "High Hill," where surrounded by cultured and affectionate children the fond parents spent many happy days rejoicing with their children and grandchildren.
After a brief illness, God in mercy called the dear mother home, ere pain rendered inactive those dear hands which had soothed so many sorrows, or stilled the voice which had so often brought comfort to the distressed. As memory reverts to my early childhood, I can hear that sweet gentle, loving voice, and I think, O! cruel Death! you have robbed earth of one dear to us. But Christ has transformed death into eternal life. She whom we loved is even now singing the songs of new Jerusalem, all tears having been wiped away.
Having given her heart to Christ in early life, hers was a long term of loving service in the Master's vineyard. For years she was a member of the Presbyterian church. For 12 years prior to her death she was a member of Centenary M.E. church, her own church being inaccessible, she felt constrained to move her membership to one where she could be engaged in more active service. A noble helpmate, a wise and unselfish mother, her home was one in which christian virtues and happiness abounded. "Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also and he praiseth her." Truly can it be said of her "She is not dead but sleepeth." Can son or daughter raised under the influence of such a mother live long enough to go beyond the power of such a life? No, God will bless them to the third and fourth generation. Always buoyant with christian faith and love a halo of peace seemed to hover around her, when she entered the house of sorrow. She lived near her Savior, and wherever she went His presence followed her. Only eternity can reveal the power of her life.
Great have been the achievements of our soldiers in their struggles for right and freedom; but they are not greater than the battles won by a devoted christian woman. The large gathering of colored people at her burial attested their love and respect. Were there more who loved the immortal souls of that vast number of poor and ignorant ones here in our midst, the race problem would soon be solved by securing this people to Christ.
The dear departed one knew the end was near; feeling she had given abundant proof of her faith in God, she counseled her daughter, who was ministering to her to be strong and ever to be watchful of her father, whom she must soon be taken from. There was no terror in the approach of death, only a falling asleep. No written testimony is needed to such a life. These lines will be read and forgotten, but the influence of a christian woman is as boundless as the ocean.
"Alseep in Jesus! blessed sleep!
From which none ever wake to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose.
Unbroken by the last of woes."
In tenderest affection of her niece,
L.M. SPENCER 


Name of Deceased:  J. A. Fore
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Thursday, February 26, 1876
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

In Memoriam

DIED, near Talcott, VA., on the 10th inst., of pneumonia, after an illness of sixteen days, Mrs. J.A. FORE, aged 36 years.
The deceased leaves a disconsolate husband and three children (two little girls) parents, and a large circle of relatives and friends, to mourn their loss.  Mrs. Fore was born near Keysville, and was the daughter of Mr. Wm. H. Fowlkes.  She has been a consistent member of the Baptist church for 20 years, and died in the full assurance of a glorious immortality. Could the skill of physiciaus, and the untiring devotion of her friends have availed, she would have been with us now; but the messenger who came could not be resisted.
The warmest sympathy is awakened in behalf of her bereaved husband and family, but time and God alone can heal the wound so deeply inflicted.  Her remains were bro't to the old family burying ground near Keysville, on the 11th, a large gathering attesting the love and respect in which she was held.  The gloom which now overspreads her family circle is inexpressible; but they may be cheered by the thought that she now enjoys eternal rest, and blooms with renewed brightness in the paradise of God.
H. Keysville, Feb. 17th, 1876.


Name of Deceased:  Lizzie Moon Fore
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, November 9, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Lizzie Moon Fore Buried Wednesday
Mrs. Lizzie Moon Fore died at her home at Saxe Monday night.  Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Frank W. Blake at 3 P.M. Wednesday, at the home of her sister, Mrs. L.J. Owen, with interment in the Clover Cemetery at 4 P.M.  In addition to Mrs. Owen, she is survived by another sister, Mrs. W.R. Nash, of Towson, Md., and two brothers, E.C. Moon of Saxe and H.R. Moon of Lakeland, Fla.

Name of Deceased:  Lizzie Moon Fore
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, November 16, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

OBITUARY
Mrs. Lizzie Moon Fore died at he (her) home here Monday November 6th after a brief illness.  Funeral services were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. L.J. Owen at 3 o'clock Wednesday, concluding with a short graveside service, by her pastor, the Rev. Frank W. Blake with burial in the Clover cemetery at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. Fore was born in Halifax County, a daughter of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Carrington Moon and the late Walter L?ek Moon, and resided in Halifax county until moving to Charlotte county several years ago.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. L.J. Owen of Saxe and Mrs. W.R. Nash of Towson, Md., two brothers, E.C. Moon of Saxe and H.R. Moon of Lakeland, Florida.
Active pall bearers were: F.W. Howard, L.S. Smithson, W.H. Dawson, A.E. Hendrix, L.H. Dawson and G.E. Adams.


Name of Deceased: Angela Maxine Forest
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Thursday, September 1, 1983.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR ANGELA M. FOREST
Angela Maxine Forest, infant daughter of Mr. Lennie Samuel Forest and Mrs. Virginia Dennis Forest, of Nathalie, Va., died Wednesday, August 24, 1983, in Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Va.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Dennis of Nathalie; a great grandmother, Mrs. Millie J. Sydnor of Nathalie; and other relatives.
Graveside funeral services were held Friday, August 24 in the Christian Tabernacle Cemetery, Nathalie, Va.
Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Bobbie V. Foster
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, May 24, 1951
Submitted by:  Bea King

Bobbie V. Foster

A funeral for Bobbie Vernon Foster, of Saxe, Va. was conducted on Sunday, April 29, at Lebanon Methodist Church. He was the first to be buried in the newly started cemetery at the Lebanon Church.
He died Friday, April 27, at a Danville Hospital.  Bobbie, better known as "Pete", was loved by all who knew him, and a friend to everyone.  He is survived by his parents, Mrs. Cleon H. Foster Sr., four brothers, Cleon H. Foster, Jr., James Monroe, Martin Glenwood, and Aubrey Carlton Foster, all of Saxe; six sisters, Mrs. Otis Wallace, Mrs. Roy Clay, Miss Dorothy Foster, Miss Anita Foster, of Saxe, Mrs. Ralph Royster and Mrs. Harvey Adams, of Drakes Branch.


Name of Deceased:  Burrell Olin Foster
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte  Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Born on December 15, 1932
Burrell Olin Foster, 82, a beloved resident of Central Virginia Training Center, passed away on November 4, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Cole Foster and Martha Elizabeth Miller, and a loving niece, Elizabeth Harris Klinger. At the time of his death, Burrell was the oldest resident at the Center. A profoundly physically, mentally, and intellectually challenged individual; Burrell was blessed with long-term friendships with fellow residents, and loving, committed caregivers. He was an active participant in campus life, enjoying weekly religious activities, monthly field trips, and the annual Special Olympics. "Uncle Burrell" was a frequent visitor in the Robert and Madeline Hall home, enjoying their three children, the family's animals, and a welcoming and supportive Lebanon community. Burrell leaves two sisters, Madeline Foster Hall of Drakes Branch, VA, Hazel Foster Harris of Glen Allen, VA; and a brother, Carroll Wesley Foster of Meherrin, VA. His nieces, nephews, and grand-nephews frequently share wonderful, frequently humorous, memories of "Uncle Burrell's" visits home in Charlotte County.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, November 14, at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, VA, with interment at Lebanon United Methodist Church, Drakes Branch, VA. Lunch will follow at the family home, Willow Hall, 9231 Crafton's Gate Highway, Drakes, Branch, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Barksdale Cancer Foundation, P O Box 1, Phenix, VA, 23959


Name of Deceased:  Carrie Newcomb Foster
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, July 31, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Carrie Newcomb Foster Died At Home July 4th

Carrie Newcomb Foster, wife of Chester C. Foster, died at her home July 4.
Mrs. Foster was born December 6, 1894, in Charlotte County, and lived near Saxe most of her life.  She is survived by her husband, Chester C. Foster, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Newcomb; four brothers, Tucker Newcomb, of Saxe; Ralph and Irving Newcomb of Richmond, and Sam Newcomb of Chase City; two sisters, Mrs. C.E. Lacks of Saxe, and Mrs. Paul Huss, of Chase City; five sons, Stuart, Chester, Jr., who is in the service overseas, Kenneth, Samuel and Leroy Foster; six daughters, Ruth Foster, Mrs. Woodrow Ashworth of Richmond; Marion, Charlotte, Shirley and Barbara, of Saxe.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. George H. Orser at Hebron Church July 6, at 3 p.m.  A host of friends and relatives attended.
Pallbearers were: Alec Card, Oscar Bailey, John Moorefield, Charlie Vaughan, C.R. (Buster) Langford and Will Moore.


Name of Deceased: Charles Reginald Foster
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., February 2-8m 2012.

Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Charles Reginald Foster, age 84, of Keysville, VA on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Mildred D. Foster; four daughters, Joyce Dunaway and her husband, David, Janette Odon and her husband, Johnny, Jackie Nelson and her husband, Bobby, Jo Ann Bruce and her


Name of Deceased:  Juanita Wallace Foster
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Juanita Wallace Foster, age 89, of Saxe, VA passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. She is survived by two sons, Roy and David Foster, four grandchildren, Tina Mills and husband, Mark, Tammy Jones and husband, Simon, Ray Foster, Jr., and wife, Ginger, Will Foster; seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Sylvia Foster. Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wallace; her husband, Cleon Hansford Foster, Jr.; three children, Ray, Michael, and Jerry Foster; a grandchild Matthew Foster; and three sisters, Gladys "Stick" McKinney, Frances "Sug" Foster, and Doris "Baby" Carlton.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Lebanon U.M.C. Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Martin G. Foster
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MARTIN (WIMPY) FOSTER
Martin G. (Wimpy) Foster, age 66, of Drakes Branch passed away March 13, 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years Isabell Foster, his son, Dean Foster, daughter-in-law, Sandy Foster and two loving grandchildren, Daniel and Morgan Foster, one brother, Carlton Foster and two sisters, Eva Adams and Dorothy Newcomb.
Wimpy was a logger and owned and operated Foster's Woodyard for many years. He was a friend and helping hand to everyone he met. His love for his family and friends was the most important thing in the world to him. He will always be remembered as the little man with the big heart.
Funeral services was held at Lebanon United Methodist Church on Friday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m. with interment in the church cemetery. Service was conducted by Rev. Stuart Johnston and Norman Ramsey.


Name of Deceased:  Ola Deaner Foster
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, October 27, 1960
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Services Tuesday for Mrs. Ola Deaner Foster
Mrs. Ola Deaner Foster, 79, died Sunday at her home in Charlotte County.  She was the wife of Thomas A. Foster who survives her.
Mrs. Foster was born April 29, 1881 in Charlotte County, a daughter of the late William H. and Mary Ford Deaner.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Walter G. Bloxton and Mrs. Roy Hamlett of Farmville, Mrs. Luther H. Watkins and Mrs. J. Davis Hogan of Norfolk, Mrs. Jim F. Ranson of Pamplin; three sons, Ernest P. Foster of Farmville, Thomas R. Foster of Norfolk and Reid M. Foster of Portsmouth, a sister, Mrs. Charles E. Holt of Smithfield, N.C.; a brother, Floyd Deaner of Richmond and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 2 P.M. Tuesday at Concord Baptist Church with burial there.  The Rev. Nat Brummit officiated.


Name of Deceased: Sullivan Foster
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, May 3, 1934
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Foster, Sullivan, 45, died at his home near Cullen on Tuesday afternoon, after a week's illness of pneumonia.  Survivors include his wife and seven children.  Services were held at St. Andrews church Wednesday afternoon, with the sermon by Rev. E.A. Anderson and interment in the church cemetery.

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

RITES HELD FOR T.A. FOSTER, 92
A funeral service for Thomas A. Foster, 92, a retired farmer, who died on Wednesday, Nov. 10, were held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church, Charlotte County, with burial in the church cemetery.
Born in Charlotte County on Aug. 24, 1873, he was the son of the late James A. and Virginia Martin Foster.  His wife was the late Ola D. Foster.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Mary F. Bloxton and Mrs. Lacie F. Hamlett, both of Farmville, Mrs. Virginia F. Watkins and Mrs. Dorothy F. Hogan, both of Norfolk, and Mrs. Pearl F. Ranson, of Pamplin; three sons, Ernest P. Foster, of Farmville, Raymond Foster, of Norfolk, and Reid M. Foster, of Portsmouth, and a brother, Richard A. Foster, of Charlotte Court House; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


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

RITES HELD FOR WALTER B. FOSTER
Funeral services for Walter Benjamin Foster, 81, a retired farmer were held last Friday at 2 p.m. at Hebron Methodist Church in Wylliesburg, with burial there. He died Wednesday.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pauline F. Royster, of Drakes Branch; a son, Winfred W. Foster, of Saxe; a sister, Mrs. Eva Dickerson of Charlotte Court House, and a brother, Cleon H. Foster of Roanoke


Name of Deceased: William Jackson Foster
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November 3, 1960
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King 

Rites Held for W.J. Foster
William Jackson Foster, 80, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Milton Foster at Meherrin.  Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Foster; three other daughters, Mrs. L.F. Umphlette of Waverly, Mrs. Claude Dunnavant of Victoria and Mrs. Charles Braswell of Windsor; five sons, Charles F. Foster of Ontario, Willie Foster of Windsor, Jack Foster of Suffolk, Harry Foster of Portsmouth and Marian J. Foster of Raleigh, N.C.; three brothers, Nathan Foster of Sevell, Hester Foster of Suffolk and Jack Foster of Norfolk; 23 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites were held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday at Ash Camp Baptist Church with burial there.


Name of Deceased: Edith Nichols Fowler
The Charlotte Gazette,
Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 3, 1972
Submitted by:   Bea Adams King

Edith Nichols Fowler, age 49, died July 27, 1972.
She is survived by her husband, Irad J. Fowler; two daughters, Mrs. Anne F. George and Carole F. Johnson, both of Richmond; her mother, Mrs. J.M. Nichols of Clover, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Iris Fitz of Clover, Mrs. Margaret Brankley of Richmond; seven brothers, Ralph G. and Everette R. Nichols of Clover, Ernest M. Nichols of Keysville, Va., William B. of Randolph, Va., Jerry M. Nichols of Culpeper, Va.; Clyde W. and Bryant L. Nichols of Richmond; two grandchildren, Jerome J. George, Jr. and Kendall George both of Richmond.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 29, at 11 A.M. at Antioch Baptist Church with interment at church cemetery.  Newcomb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: James Paul Francisco
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
, Thursday, September 22, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR J.P. FRANCISCO
James Paul Francisco, 70, a retired farmer of Keysville, died Monday in Richmond.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Browning Funeral Home. Interment was in Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Francisco is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertie Throckmorton Francisco; three daughters, Mrs. Grover Campbell, of Keysville, Mrs. Emmett Melton and Mrs. Eugene Love, Jr., both of Richmond; two sons, Harold Francisco, of Keysville, and Oscar Francisco, of Richmond; four sisters, Mrs. Ella Singleton, of South Boston, Mrs. Fannie Dan, of Mebane, N.C., Mrs. Bessie Williams, of Greensboro, N.C., Mrs. Kate Mylum of Farmville; four brothers, P.T. Francisco, of Siler City, N.C., Joe and Dillard Francisco, both of Danville, and William Francisco of Halifax.


Name of Deceased: James Carter Friend
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 5, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES FOR J. C. FRIEND ON APRIL 30
James Carter Friend, 64, of Amherst Road, Madison Heights, Va., died at 9 a.m. while at work in Kenbridge, Thursday, April 28, following a heart attack. He was the husband of Gladys Farley Friend. He was born July 4, 1890, in Elizabeth City, Tenn., the son of David Alexander and Mary Gallimore Friend. He attended the Methodist Church.
Other survivors include three sons: Earl D. Friend and James W. Friend, both of Madison Heights and David W. Friend of Brookneal; three daughters, Mrs. William Cumby Jr., of Blackstone, Mrs. William Cooper of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Mrs. William Staten of Madison Heights; two grandchildren, Mark Nathan Friend of Brookneal and Virginia Leigh Cumby of Blackstone also one sister Mrs. Henry Lam of Brooklyn, N.Y.
A funeral service was conducted by the Rev. W.W. Beasley at 3 p.m. Saturday at Whitten Funeral Chapel, Lynchburg. Haywood Woolridge was soloist and Miss Grace Hackworth played the organ. Burial was in the Fort Hill Burial Park. Pallbearers were O.E. Arthur, Raymond Arthur, C.W. Farley, E.D. Puckett, J.W. Cumby, Jr., and Ray Manuel.


Name of Deceased:  Martha Kay Friend
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,
October 19, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MARTHA KAY FRIEND DIED IN FLORIDA

Martha Kay Friend, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hutcheson Friend, of Roanoke, died Monday morning in West Palm Beach, Florida. She had been very delicate all her life, having to spend the winter in Florida.
She was the granddaughter of Joseph G. Friend, and the late Inez Hutcheson Friend, a great niece of Mrs. Norma Fulton and Miss Alvah Hutcheson, and is survived by her parents and a younger brother, and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday at Roanoke.  Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Friend and Miss Alva Hutcheson expect to attend.