Name of Deceased:  Buster Franklin Gaines
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jul. 6, 1935
Departed on Feb. 5, 2014 and resided in Bedford, VA.
Buster Franklin Gaines, age 78, of Bedford, VA, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. He was the son of the late Samuel W. and Rosa Gaines. He is survived by a sister, Gracie G. Pollard; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 9, 2014, in Rough Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Phenix, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Richard Gaines
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, November 2, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Richard Gains (Gaines) Died At Midlothian Tuesday
Richard Gaines, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Gaines of Charlotte County, died at his home at Midlothian Tuesday morning.  Mr. Gaines, at the age of two years, when his mother died, went with his father to the home of his brother, Major Gaines, at Do Well, and was reared there.  He married Miss Roche Watkins of Midlothian, and is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Perrie and her little son, of West Palm Beach, Florida, and a brother, Marshall Gains (Gaines), of New York.
The funeral was held at Midlothian Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.


Name of Deceased: Robert F. Gaines
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, December 18, 1873.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATH OF AN AGED CITIZEN - Robert F. Gaines, one of our aged and most esteemed citizens, died at his residence on Cub creek, near Aspenwall, about nine miles from this village, on the 17th ult. The deceased was the father of Wm. R. Gaines, the present member of the House of Delegates. His life has been mostly devoted to agricultural pursuits, in which he has been eminently successful. He enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him for his gentlemanly manners, and the strict integrity and uprightness of his character.


Name of Deceased: R. H. Gaines
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 25, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

BEREAVEMENT - It is with sorrow that we record the decease of the young daughter of R.H. Gaines, Esq., on Sunday last, after a painful and protracted illness. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.


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

Born on Oct. 14, 1958
Departed on Jun. 24, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Christopher "Rob" Gallion, age 55, of Keysville, VA. passed away June 24, 2014. He is survived by a son, Christopher "Patrick" Gallion of Colorado; a daughter, Robyn B. Gallion of Keysville, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gallion of Keysville; two brothers, Tim Gallion (Sharon) of Meherrin, VA, Jonathon Gallion (Wendy) of Keysville; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. Rob was employed by Norfolk-Southern Corporation for over thirty- three years and also owned C.R. Gallion Grading and Fencing for over twenty-four years.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday June 28, 2014 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home of Keysville, VA., is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. M. R. Garber
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, February 14, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATH OF MRS. M.R. GARBER
Mrs. M.R. Garber, wife of R.A. Garber, died at their residence near Taro, Charlotte county, Va., on February 1st. 1907. We learn that this lady has been for a long time a sufferer from illness, which she has been enabled to bear with much christian fortitude and resignation. We are not furnished with any special facts respecting the life or death of this estimable lady, but we believe she was a member of the Spring Creek Bap. church, near Darlington Heights, and adorned her profession by a well-ordered life, reliant faith in Christ, and died in the hope of a glorious immortality.
She leaves a devoted husband, two sons, J.H. Garber, and E.A. Garber, and a large circle of acquaintances and friends, to mourn their loss. Her funeral services were attended at the Spring Creek Baptist church, where her remains were laid to rest, Rev. Charles Anderson conducting the services.


Name of Deceased: James Garden
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, June 27, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

THE LATE JAMES GARDEN
The death of Mr. James Garden, which took place Friday, June 14th, came after a long illness, but not by the ailment that had long been threatening him. An acute disease last rapidly exhausted his strength. Last winter the writer was summoned to see him, he being then threatened with an early and sudden death. We found him, to our pleasant surprise, already apparently a penitent believer. He had a deep sense of his sinfulness, and clear views of the way of salvation through Christ.
In the late Spring or early summer, a communion service was arranged at his house, and he and Mrs. Garden were received to the communion of the Wylliesburg Presbyterian church. His health continued variable, but always feeble during the year, but his mind was clear, and his faith unwavering. His sense of sin continued deep; he confessed he had been a great sinner, but his trust in the promises was unwavering - "if we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness," for "the blood of Jesus Christ His Son, cleanses us from all sin."
In this faith he calmly met death, and on the 15th of June was laid to rest in the Presbyterian Cemetery adjoining the church lot in Wylliesburg. Mr. Garden was 78 years of age. In his young manhood he was employed in the mercantile business at Charlotte C.H. When the civil war begun he was in lucrative employment in New York, but this he gave up, returned to Virginia and joined the Charlotte cavalry. He shared the fortunes and dangers of that company thro' out the war, a good, brave soldier. In many a battle and skirmish the bullets whistled around him, but he was not hit. It was allotted to him by a good providence to pass unscathed thro' all the perils of war, and to live a long life amidst the scenes and employments of peace, till in old age, thro' the forbearance and goodness of God, he was enabled to meet the king of terrors in the peace and calmness of a christian death-bed. He was an upright and good neighbor, a trusted councilor and peace-maker, highly esteemed of all; but before God, and in his own esteem, at best, "a chief of sinners, saved by grace."
It should be added that Mr. Garden had a godly mother, and his father, Mr. James Garden, was in his latter years, a devoted and godly ruling elder in the Wylliesburg Presbyterian church. But like his son he was converted late in life, after having run a wild career. Father and son were alike signal trophies of saving mercy through Jesus Christ.
H.A.B.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Robina Garden
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 8, 1873.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

In Walton township, April 14th, Mrs. Robina Garden, widow of Dr. Garden.


Name of Deceased: Lula Gregory Garland
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 25, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. LULA GARLAND
Mrs. Lula Gregory Garland, 91, widow of Robert Daniel Garland died Thursday in Richmond, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dean B. Cole. Mrs. Garland was born October 25, 1863 in Keysville, she was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. F.J. Gregory and spent the early part of her life in Charlotte County. Her husband was the executive secretary of the Baptist Board of Mission and Education in Virginia for more than 30 years. Surviving besides Mrs. Cole, are four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at the grave in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond at noon Saturday.


Name of Deceased:  James M. “Jay” Garnett, Jr.
Newspaper:  The Southside Messenger, Keysville, Va., June 27-July 3, 2013
Submitters Name:  Donald R. McKinney

James M. "Jay" Garnett, Jr., age 42, of Orange, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Jay was an Insurance Agent for Farm Bureau Insurance Company. He was a graduate of Emory and Henry College, a member of Beta Lambda Zeta, a member of the Ruritans, and a member of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Beasley Garnett of Orange; three sons, James M. Garnett III, Carson B. Garnett, and Jackson T. Garnett; his parents, James M. and Catherine J. Garnett; a sister, Susanne Garnett Williams and husband, Jeffrey; two nephews, Ben Williams and Bryan Williams all of Charlotte C.H., Va.; one aunt, Elizabeth J. Ward and husband, Don W. Ward and children; two uncles, Tate Jackson and wife, DeAnna Jackson and their son, Tom Garnett and wife, Bonnie Garnett and children.           
A funeral service will be held at. 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Charlotte Court House, Va., with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Preddy Funeral Home in Orange on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 5 to7 p.m., and at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Flowers are welcomed, or contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Lewis W. Garnett
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 17, 1963.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

LEWIS W. GARNETT RITES HELD MONDAY
Funeral services for Lewis W. Garnett, 54, who died Sunday were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Browning Funeral Home, with burial at 2 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Lewis W. Garnett, his mother, Mrs. Allie M. Coats, both of Keysville, two brothers, Walter H. Garnett of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Donald W. Garnett of Keysville.


Name  of Deceased:  Mary English Garnett
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Mar. 4, 1935
Departed on Aug. 13, 2014 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.
Mary English Garnett, age 79, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away on August 13, 2014, at the Wayland Nursing & Rehab Center in Keysville, VA. She was born on March 4, 1935.
She is survived by her son, Thomas Garnett and his wife, Wendy of Drakes Branch, VA; her daughter, Susan Garnett of Richmond, VA; three grandchildren, Kent Garnett, Todd Garnett, and Katie Garnett; a sister, Anita DeJarnette of Gladys, VA; and a brother-in-law, Durwood Ramsey of Charlotte Court House, VA.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Conrad Godwin Garnette
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Wednesday, January 2, 200
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 In Memoriam

GARNETTE - In memory of Conrad Godwin Garnette (Fuzzy) Garnette on his birthday January 3, 1946, who passed away November 27, 2000.

We knew that time was nearing when God would call your name.
That made it no less painful when that fateful morning came.
We miss your laughter, your sense of humor, but most of all, your determination.
You left us without a last good-bye, only wondering why.
We know that God doesn't make mistakes; You finished the race.
We believe in a just and loving God; we asked for mercy and He gave it.
He broke our hearts to set you free.
Words could never express the emptiness you left.
Tears continue to fall and on those long, dark, sleepless nights, we think of how much we love and miss you.  We know that you are at peace.
For the first time in fifteen years you walk, talk, and breathe without pain.
How could we wish you back to suffer that again.
This special day we remember, as the day that you were born.
And even though you are not here with us today, your spirit is forever present while in Heaven your soul is free.
Life is but a stopping place, a pause in what's to be, a resting place along the road to sweet eternity.
Lord, stay close when sorrow falls upon the plans we make.
Help us to always understand, it's you who gives and takes.
Today the candles are no longer needed.  The light that shines this birthday is the brightest light of all for you stand in the presence of our Lord.
Happy 56th Birthday, Fuzzy.  You were Special and we'll never forget you.  We'll love you always.

Mother, Mamie Garnette
Sisters, Cynthia Garnette & Vivian Boyd
Special Devoted Niece, Terri Covington
Loving Faithful Great Niece, Amanda Covington


Name of Deceased: Mamie Virginia Garnette
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, December 30, 2009.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MAMIE VIRGINIA GARNETTE
Mamie Virginia Garnette, age 93, of Drakes Branch, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2009. Surviving are one daughter, Cynthia Garnette; son, Sylvester Garnette; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one niece, Lillian Dickerson; two nephews, Harvey and Clarence Dickerson.
A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Monday, December 28, 2009 from 7 to 8 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia was in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Thomas H. Garrett
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 31, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MR. THOMAS H. GARNETT DIED ON TUESDAY
At his home near Bethlehem church on Tuesday, December 29th, Mr. Thomas H. Garnett departed this life.  The deceased is survived by his wife  and several children, beside other relatives and friends.  The funeral was held at Bethlehem church Thursday afternoon, December 31st, at ? o'clock.  Interment was made in the cemetery there.


Name of Deceased: Drury Sam Gaulding, Jr.
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, November 10, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR D.S. GAULDING, JR.
Drury Sam Gaulding, Jr., 54, died at Southside Community Hospital, Thursday, Nov. 3. A funeral was held Friday at 3 p.m. at the family cemetery near Nutbush. The service was conducted by the Rev. Myles M. Austin. The pallbearers were: Eugene Johns, Stuart Gaulding, Clarence Hurt, Jack Chaney, Percey Hailey and Henry Daniels.
Surviving are his stepmother, Mrs. D. S. Gaulding, of Keysville; three sisters, Mrs. R. O. White, of Keysville; Mrs. Frank Pollard, of Arlington; and Mrs. Claude Pennington, of Chase City; three brothers, Burkley G. Gaulding, of Keysville; G. Edwin Gaulding, of Varina; and Robert B. Gaulding, of Charlotte C.H.
At the time of his death he was employed by the Southern Railroad. He had been in ill health for several months, which time he had spent in the home of his aunt, Mrs. C. L. Johns.
The large crowd attending the funeral and the beautiful display of floral designs attested to the high esteem in which he was held by his many friends.


Name of Deceased: R. J. Gaulding
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 28, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Keysville, Va., March 23, 1907
Mr.
R. J. Gaulding of Keysville, Va., passed away yesterday and was buried today at 4 p.m., at Ash Camp church. He suffered a sever burn about ten days ago, which, with other conditions brought on his death. He was given every attention both at home with Mr. S.R. Tuggle and at the Retreat in Richmond, from which latter place his end came.
Mr. Gaulding was in the 80th year of his age, and was exceedingly well preserved till recently. He was a native of Charlotte Co., where he served a long and useful career, being for 20 years Sheriff. He held the confidence and esteem of a large number of friends and will be greatly missed. He was for many years a member of Reeses Methodist Episcopal church. A man large hearted, generous and liberal. We extend our tender sympathy to the bereaved family.
Mr. Gaulding leaves two children, Mrs. Chas. J. Phillips, of Richmond, and one son Hunter Gaulding, now in Texas, and also one sister, Mrs. S.R. Tuggle, of Keysville.
E.H. POWELL


Name of Deceased: Ethel Travis Gee
Newspaper:  The Southside Messenger, Keysville, Va., January 07, 2010
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Ethel Travis Gee, 91 of Wilmington, formerly of Keysville, died Friday, December 25, 2009 at Britthaven of Northchase in Wilmington, NC She was born April 7, 1918 in Lunenburg County, Va. to Daniel J and Arie Bayne Phillips Travis. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Travis and sister, Emma Boothe. Surviving are her husband of sixty-five years, James Maurice Gee; son and daughter-in-law, Courtney and Alfreda Gee of Burgaw; granddaughter, Arie Marie Gee of Gurgaw; sister, Carolyn Grimm of Richmond, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service and burial was held Tuesday, December 29 in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery in Keysville, VA. Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: William Floyd Gee
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 28, 1954.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR WM. FLOYD GEE
William Floyd Gee, 71, died at his residence at Keysville last Thursday.
Funeral services were held at Browning Funeral Home Friday at 11 A.M., with interment in the cemetery of Union Grove Baptist Church, Lunenburg County, of which he was a member.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clark Gee; two daughters, Mrs. Daniel Worsham, of Richmond, and Miss Joyce Gee, of Keysville; two sons, David L. Gee, of Richmond, and Roy S. Gee, of Keysville; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Shelton of Keysville, and Johnny Ward, of Ontario, Charlotte County, and two brothers, Warren Gee, of Keysville, and Bob Gee, of Kenbridge.


Name of Deceased: Gladys Gholson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday,  September 19, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

STRAY BULLET KILLS RED OAK GIRL
Miss Gladys Gholson, sixteen year old waitress in the lunch room of the Grey Hound Bus Station at Barnes Junction, died last Saturday night, September 7, from a stray bullet fired by a negro who was attempting to shoot his companion in an adjoining room. Henry Harris, 23, of Wylliesburg, is being held in the Charlotte County jail on the charge of killing Miss Gholson, who died instantly when the bullet penetrated her head and imbedded itself in a door.
According to Mr. R. Page Morton, Commonwealth Attorney, the shooting occurred when four negro youths, aged 21 to 25 years, became involved in an argument in the lunch room while waiting to meet a bus. Harris fired the bullet from a 38 caliber pistol in an attempt to shoot Harvey Daley, 21, of Red Oak. Harris was arrested two and a half hours later near his home by State Trooper Bagley, Reed, and Harris, and W.O. Pillow of Charlotte County. Held as witnesses were Daley, Sampson McCargo of Saxe, and Lewis Morton, also of Saxe.
Funeral services for Miss Gholson were held Monday, September 9, at Park Christian Church, near Barnes Junction, with interment in the family grounds near Wylliesburg. She is survived by her father, Howard Gholson, Red Oak; two brothers, James Gholson, of Washington, and Henry Gholson of Red Oak; four sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Gregory, of Chase City, and Misses Mary, Annie Mae and Doris Gholson, of Chase City.


Name of Deceased:  Nannie Eggleston Gibbs
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  January 24, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Nannie Eggleston Gibbs Buried Tuesday
In the passing of Mrs. Nannie Eggleston Gibbs, Monday afternoon, January 21st, Charlotte County has lost one of its most beloved citizens.  Nannie Eggleston was the daughter of George Markham Eggleston, and his wife Mary Elizabeth Lyle Eggleston.  Mrs. Gibbs was born at Marble Hill in Prince Edward County, May 16th, 1860.  Her early years and young womanhood were closely assocaited (associated) with the cultured and social life around Hampden Sidney College.  It was here in the old Seminary chapel September 8th, 1891, that Nannie Eggleston was married to Dr. Charles Henry Gibbs.  Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs resided at Bon Air (near Charlotte C.H.) from the time of their marriage, until 1911 at which time their home was destroyed by fire and they moved to the present home at Charlotte C.H.
Mrs. Gibbs typified the finest and best in womanhood.  Her home life exemplified the old traditions, yet her broad vision reached beyond the home and into the life of the community. To the very last she maintained a keen interest in affairs at home and abroad.
Some years ago, a friend who had been a guest in her home, in appreciation for "Miss Nannie's" delightful hospitality, sent her a tiny china pitcher from a distant city.  A person of less warmth of spirit might have put away the tiny object for "keeps saks", but not "Miss Nannie", she cherished daily not only the gift, but the friendship of the giver as well.  As others came and went a miniature picture (pitcher ) collection was started.  This hobby has grown through the years and today the little pitchers number between four and five hundred. To all people with whom she came in contact, regardless of age, race or creed, Mrs. Gibbs possessed an unassuming charm, which nedeared (endeared) her in the hearts of friends everywhere.  The community in which this noble life was spent, will be forever better and stronger because of her example.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Village Presbyterian Church of which Mrs. Gibbs was a faithful member.  The service was conducted by Dr. R.L. McNair of Lynchburg a former pastor assisted by Dr. A.C. Hopkins and Dr. J.W. Rowe.  Interment at Village Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were:
J. Kent Early, Matthew Lyle, W.H. Smith, Jr., W.E. Daniel, R.P. Morton, D.Q. Eggleston, Edwin Hoy and H.E., McSwain.
Honorary pallbearers were:
R.S. Chamberlayne, Jr., Major John D. Guthrie, Q.T. Holloman, Richard Dunnavant, Bert Bailey, Julius Dunnavant, F.B. Walton, R.B. Jackson, Dr. Thomas Watkins, J.N. Norvell, Joel Hutcheson, W.T. Ramsey, H.C. Marshall, J.H. Watkins, Walter G. Williams, W.S. Crouch, Edward Towns and E.E. Cox.
Mrs. Gibbs is survived by one daughter, Miss Mary Eggleston Gibbs of Charlotte Court House and a son Charles Randolph Gibbs of Detroit, Michigan.  She was widely connected among the old families of this section and leaves host of friends who loved her radiant personality filled as it was with life's sunshine.


Name of Deceased:  Edd Gibson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 14, 1926
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MR. EDD GIBSON
On Saturday evening, January 2, 1926, Mr. Gibson departed this life, after an illness of several months.  He was a great sufferer, but he bore his suffering most patiently.  All that fond loved ones and friends could do was done for his recovery, but God saw that his work on earth was complete and took him to Himself.
Mr. Gibson was a faithful and loyal Christian, a kind and loving husband, a sympathetic, helpful neighbor and he held respect of all who knew him.  He will be greatly missed, but we believe he is safe in the arms of Jesus, and at rest in his heavenly home.
He is survived by his wife, two sisters, and three brothers.
Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. C.R. James and interment was made in the Centenary Methodist Cemetery there, to await the resurrection of the faithful.
ONE WHO LOVED HIM


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

MRS. SALLIE GIBSON BURIED LAST THURSDAY
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 27th at Centenary Methodist Church, Madisonville, for Mrs. Sallie Gibson. She died June 25th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russell Jordan, at Old Well in Charlotte County. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Russell Jordan, a son, Mr. William Gibson of Detroit, Michigan, a foster daughter, Mrs. Max Clink, of Jamaica, New York and Mr. Joseph D. Morris of Charlotte Court House, and three grand children.
She was the widow of Mr. Thomas G. Gibson, who died July, 1941, and was the daughter of the late John W. and Sarah Jackson Morris.


Name of Deceased: Blanche Allen Gilliam
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., March 1-7, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Our Granny, Blanche Allen Gilliam, age 91, of Pamplin passed away peacefully on Friday, February 24, 2012. She was born June 9, 1920, to the late David Coleman and Lucille Adams Allen. She graduated from Madisonville High School and was married for 48 years to a WWII Veteran, L. Walker Gilliam, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Cullen Baptist Church and Bethpeor Baptist Church.
She was retired form Leggett's of Farmville as a sales clerk and worked at Hampden-Sydney College in the Tiger Inn. Blanche loved working with her flowers and was an exceptional cook.
She is survived by her son, Lew W. Gilliam of Pamplin; daughter, Page G. Hardy and husband, John, of Farmville; her brothers, Clyde J. Allen and wife, Karen, of Forest, Va.; and Garnett Allen and wife, Mary Jane of Charlotte Court House, Va.; grandchildren, Karen Atkins and husband, Brian; Sarah Dowdy and husband, Brad; L.W. Gilliam, III and wife, Renee; Jason Lehman and wife, Karen; and Jessica Aliff and husband, Nolan; her great-grandchildren, Blake and Mary, Page Tharpe; Drew and Tori Dowdy; Thomas Atkins; future great-grandson, Landon Gilliam; Lauren, Brianna, Ryan, Madison, Zoe, Cheyene, and Jackson Lehman; Chelsea, Alexis, and Trinity Aliff; and Caleb Wade and special friends and caretakers, Allen and Michelle Yoder, and Rebecca and Dora and all the other staff.
A funeral service was held on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethpeor Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Family received friends on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethpeor Baptist Church, Bethpeor Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, American Diabetes Association or to the Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Howard Ford Gilliam
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Howard F. Gilliam
Mr. Howard Ford Gilliam, Sr., of Decatur, Georgia, formerly of Phenix, Va., died November 12, 1982 in Twin County Memorial Hospital, Galax, Va. He was 80 years old.
He is survived by two sons, Howard Ford and Paxton Gilliam, both of Decatur, Ga.; Miss Janie Gilliam and J. E. Gilliam, Jr., of Phenix, Mrs. Grace Gardner of Galax, and Robert L. Gilliam of South Boston.
A memorial service was held in Vaughan-Guynn Chapel, Galax, Va., Sunday, November 14 and a funeral service in the chapel of Decatur Presbyterian Church, Decatur, Ga., was held November 16. Interment was in Decatur City Cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Capt. William A. Gilliam
The Bible of Allie Garnett Blount
Submitted By:  Marcus Blount & Bea Adams King

OBITUARY

At a called meeting held by the Mossingford Baptist church, November 29th, 1863, the following obituary and accompanying resolution was read and on motion, unanimously adopted and entered to be published in the Religious Herald.

Died in Richmond, June 10th, 1863, of wounds received in battle of Chancellorsville, in the 26th year of his age, Capt. William A. Gilliam, eldest son of the Rev. Wm T and Sophia Gilliam, of Charlotte County, of company ?, 44th. Va. Regiment.  At the commencement of the war he joined the Mossingford company raised by Dr Marshall and was elected 1st Lieutenant and at its re-organization, Captain.  He was afterwards appointed Captain of a battalion of skirmishers, and with his company or battalion he was with the lamented Stonewall Jackson in 20 battles, and received his death wound on the same field with his sainted hero-commander.  On his death bed he was calm and resigned, and terminated his earthly career with unwavering trust in the finished work of Christ.  In the death of Capt. Gilliam the country has lost a Christian patriot and soldier, the church a beloved and consistent member, the parents and family an affectionate son and brother.  He made a profession of religion and was baptized while studying at Meadsville Academy, Halifax County; but afterwards became a member of the Mossingford church, and continued as such to the time of his death.  Few can be found who maintained a mere beautiful consistency of character, so as to secure the influence and affection of his brethren, the good will and respect of all who knew him; and of him it can be said he had not an enemy.  He was a Christian in whom was no guile. Benevolence was a ruling element in his character; and though he ardently espoused the cause for which he sacrificed his life, he never sacrificed his Christian character.   Having understood the purport of remarks in a letter addressed to him respecting fighting under the black flag, he replied, arguing from Scripture, historical facts and the genius and spirit of the gospel its inconsistency, and expressing the hope that the principles of Christian, civilized warfare would never be departed from by this confederacy, whatever may be the conduct of our unrelenting and  ???.  The exposition of different portions of the Scriptures now in possession of the family, clearly indicate that he was no careless reader of that greatest boon of heaven to man.  His prospects for this world were bright and encouraging, but his Saviour had brighter scenes for him in heaven.  He wanted another gem in His redemption crown-and took him.  He had requested his parents not to feel uneasy about him, if he should fall in battle, that he had examined well the foundation of his hope and was satisfied that all would be well, for his only hope was in Christ.  Providence arranged for his wish to be complied with, that in case he should die during the war he might be buried where the Confederate flag would float over him; and his mortal remains have found a resting in the family burying ground on his father's plantation till the morn of the resurrection. While, as a church, we mourn the heavy cost of war in the death of our beloved brother we bless the God of all grace that we are not called to mourn as those who have no hope, and how with Christian submission to an All wise Providence.  And we feel that his consistent life and calm and holy resignation in death engender the firm belief that our loss is his gain, and pray that his removal may make us feel the necessity of a more unreserved consecration to the service of our Saviour, and anticipate through grace a happy meeting where parting will never be known.  And, be it,

“Resolved, That we tender to our beloved pastor and his family our deep Christian sympathy in this painful bereavement, and present our fervent prayers to the "God of all grace" that the consolation and support of the gospel may abound, and the heart feel and the lips utter "Thy will be done.”


Name of Deceased: Orie Foster Glover
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 9, 1964.
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held for Mrs. H.P. Glover
Mrs. Orie Foster Glover, 91, died Wednesday.  She was the widow of H.P. Glover and was a member of the Cool Spring Christian Church where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, with burial there.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. H.L. Slaughter of Lunenburg County and Mrs. C.H. Kunath of Keysville; three brothers, O.L. Foster of Blackstone and L.F. Foster and V.B. Foster, both of Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Carey of Richmond; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Sue Crath Goldman
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 26, 1928.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Aunt Sue Crath Goldman, a highly respected colored woman, died suddenly a few weeks ago and was buried at St. Andrews church on the following day. She will be greatly missed in the neighborhood.


Name of Deceased: Martha R. Goode
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, September 19, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obituary Of Mrs. Martha R. Goode
At the home of her son, Mr. Z.R. Goode, near Hermon church, Charlotte Co., Va., there departed this life, on Tuesday afternoon, September 3d, 1907, an aged and beloved Christian woman, Mrs. Martha R. Goode. She was the daughter of Dr. Isaac Read, long since deceased, and widow of Dr. Thos. Claiborne Goode, who in 1864 fell desperately wounded in the battle of Wilderness, and in the confusion following that great sanguinary conflict was buried in an unknown grave.
Mrs. Goode was left with eight young children, two sons and six daughters, all of whom grew to maturity, and all but one are still living. Mrs. Goode, although never very robust, shortly before her death passed her 81st birth-day. She lived to see some of her great-grand-children. Her latter years, however, were years of feebleness and much sickness and suffering.
But a few weeks before her death, she ventured upon the journey from Lynchburg to her old home, and stood the fatigue remarkably well. But it was too much for the slender reserve of strength remaining. After a few days of comparative vigor and cheerful enjoyment of the visit, she began to decline, and the end soon came. On the date above given she gently "fell on sleep."
As it turned out unforeseen, it now seems a happy providence that she came home to die in the home and amidst the scenes of her girlhood and early life, to end her days where they began, and to be buried beside her parents in the old family burying ground.
Mrs. Goode was the idol of her children and held in warmest esteem by all her kindred and acquaintances. She was of a gentle, placid and affectionate temperament and manner, and of a steady and consistant piety. She united with Hermon church in 1854, and to the last, although in later years living mostly with her children at a distance, continued her membership there. Of her family circle, from a distance, there were present, at the burial Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Goode, and their son Henry, of Lynchburg; Mrs. Junius A.
Coleman, of Norfolk; and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Norvell, of Chase City.
Those who on account of distance and the short notice or other hindrance could not be present, were Miss Mollie Goode, of Washington, Mr. Melanethon Goode, of Knoxville; Mrs. Sallie Glasscock, of Danville; and Mrs. Goode's aged brother, Mr. Melanthon Read, of Florida.
The burial took place on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 4th, the services being conducted by Rev. Dr. Brown, 50 years her pastor, assisted by Rev. Mr. Chalkley, of the Baptist church. The hymns sung were
"Asleep in Jesus! Blessed Sleep!"
"Near, my God, to Thee!" the singing being led by Miss Bettie Friend.

Saxe, Sept. 11th, 1907 H.A.B.
In addition to the obituary notice of Mrs. M.R. Goode, furnished us by Dr. Brown, we have received the following from a daughter of the deceased lady:"Mrs. Goode was born at "Ivy Hill" in Charlotte County, July 5th, 1826.
She was the daughter of Dr. Isaac Read and Panthea Roswell, both of Charlotte, and the great-grand-daughter of Col. Clement Read and Miss Mary Hill, his wife, better known as "Madam Read."
Mrs. Martha Read Goode died at "Gaza" her old paternal home, while on a visit from Lynchburg, Sept. 3d, 1907. She was married to Dr. Thomas Claiborne Goode, who died in the Civil war. She is survived by seven children: Mrs. Richard Bennett Goode, of Lynchburg; Mrs. Mary Barksdale, of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. J.A. Coleman, of Norfolk, Va.; Mr. Isaac Read Goode, of Charlotte Co.; Mr. C.M. Goode, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Mrs. Sallie Glascock, of Halifax Co.; and Mrs. Wm. D. Norvell, of Chase City.


Name of Deceased: Mary Elizabeth Goode
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, May 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mary Taylor Atkins, age 101, formerly of Green. Bay, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012. She was born in Whittle's Depot near Gretna, Virginia on July 20, 1910. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Earnie R. Atkins, after 66 years of marriage. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary was a member of Liberty Christian Church in Green Bay. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce A. Nunnally of Meherrin, Virginia and Janice A. Mottley and her husband, Robert, of Burkeville, Virginia; four grandchildren, Graham Nunnally and wife, Linda, Richard Nunnally and his wife, Melissa; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in the Liberty Christian Church in Green Bay. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Liberty Christian Church Cemetery Fund, Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue, or Burkeville Fire Department. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia was in charge of the arrangements.

Name of Deceased: Z. R. Goode
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 17, 1928.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: PROMINENT CITIZEN DIES
Mr. Z.R. Goode, a prominent citizen of this community, died at his home on Wednesday, May 2nd at 5 o'clock A.M. in the 76th year of his age. His health had been failing for some time and his death was not unexpected when it came. On Thursday afternoon, May 3rd, Rev. B.F. Bedinger conducted the funeral service at his home and his body was placed in the family cemetery by the side of his wife, who preceeded him to the grave a few years ago. The active pall bearers were R.S. Pillow, John Shuford, R.B. Baker, J.R. Carter, Henry Roach and A.B. Guthrie. The grave was completely covered by the numerous beautiful floral offerings, giving evidence of respect for the dead and sympathy for the living. He leaves four sons and three daughters to mourn his death.


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

Born on Mar. 9, 1937
Departed on Apr. 29, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Ann Philbeck Goodroe passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Adis and Naomi Philbeck. She is survived by husband, Don Goodroe; daughter, Jenny Keller, granddaughter, Megan Samford, great-granddaughter, Naomi; son, Bobby Keller (Wendy), granddaughters, Kathy, Kristin, Katie; new great-granddaughter, Emma; two brothers, Gene Philbeck (Eva), Larry Philbeck (Helen); two sisters, Peggy Haley (Ralph), Fay Langford (Jimmy); an extraordinary cousin, Joanne Panek; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous beloved cousins. One of Ann's proudest accomplishments was co-authoring the history of Charlotte County, Rich In Deed.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Eureka Baptist Church, Keysville, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Philbeck Music Hall, 6228 George Washington Hwy., Keysville, VA. 23947, in honor of her beloved parents. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, VA., is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Freddie R. “Fox” Gormus
Newspaper:  The Southside Messenger, Keysville, Va., June 27-July 3, 2013
Submitters Name:  Donald R. McKinney

Freddie R. "Fox" Gormus, 73, of Charlotte Court House, Va., formerly of Buckingham, Va., passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013. He is survived by his wife Mary Langford Gormus; his children, Terry Gormus, Dwayne Gormus, Cindy Skeen (Gordon), Timmy Gormus (Vicky), and Melissa Robertson; grandchildren, Cameron Skeen, Chris Gormus, Jacob Andrews, and Holly Andrews; brothers, Ralph Gormus and Trigger Gormus; sisters, Linda Edwards (David), Macy Eidenire, and his former wife, Barbara Gormus.
He was predeceased by his parents, Herman and Georgia Gormus, a brother, Herman Gormus, and an infant son, Douglas.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Oak View Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte Court House. The family will receive friends at Mt. Tizrah Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House on Friday, June 28, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Charlotte Court House Dixie Youth, P.O. Box 456, Charlotte C.H., VA., 23923. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. John Goodwin
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, September 19, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATHS
Mrs. John Goodwin, of Louisa, died Monday night in the Charlottesville Hospital, where she had gone for an operation. Her body was carried to Louisa Tuesday, and the interment took place Wednesday at the old Goodwin homestead. Mrs. Goodwin was, before her marriage, Miss Anna Kent, a member of the well-known Kent family of Fluvanna county. She is survived by her husband and one child.


Name of Deceased: Fannie Ella Newcomb Grady
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 2, 1929.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

NOTE: Fannie Ella Newcomb Grady
DEATH OF MRS. GRADY
A very sad death occurred in the Red Oak Community on Thursday, April 11th, when Mrs. Hunter Grady passed to the great beyond. She leaves a devoted husband and five children, four girls and one boy, who need a mother's care. She was a devoted wife and mother and a good Christian woman.
She was laid to rest at Formosa. The service was preached by Rev. W.F.F. Little, of Wylliesburg. Quite a number attended the burial. We have comforting assurance that our heavenly father will care for the orphans and the afflicted.
You suffered much and murmured not,
They watched you day by day,
Until at last, with broken heart,
They saw you fade away.
Among those who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Willfred Winn of Richmond, Mrs. I.B. Welcham, Mrs. Paul Adams and Mrs. Paul Rutledge of Formosa, Miss Barnes and little brother, Allen of Red Oak.
BY A FRIEND.


Name of Deceased:  Hunter "Buck" McKinley Grady
Newspaper:  News Record, Greensboro, N.C., February 8, 2013
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King

CREEDMOOR — Hunter "Buck" McKinley Grady, 89, a longtime resident of Creedmoor passed away, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at VA Hospital in Durham.
A native of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, the son of the late Hunter J. and Fannie Newcomb Grady. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a World War II Veteran receiving several medals including the Silver Star and Purple Heart and retired from the water plant for the City of Creedmoor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. Marc Tilley. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Willie Lee Boyd Grady, two daughters, Charlotte Stephenson, Bettie Petty, two sons, Robert M. Grady and Glenn J. Grady, seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Mae Vargo Grady, four sisters, Alma Harris, Flossie Newcomb, Louise Powell, Sudie Seamster and a stepson, Bobby Cifers.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 745, Creedmoor, NC 27522. Visitation 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, February 9 2013 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at 2526 Washington Ave. Creedmoor, NC 27522. Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.  Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Grady family.


Name of Deceased: Dora Teague Grant
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 8, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. DORA (TEAGUE) GRANT
The following death notice is taken from the Statesville, N.C. Landmark of August 3: Funeral services for Mrs. Dora (Teague) Grant, who died Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the H.F. Long Hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock with interment at the family burying ground at Pisgah church. Pall-bearers were Max Teague, Lellion Mayberry, Junior Mayberry, Lonnie Mayberry, Hugh Chatham and Noble York.
Flowers were in charge of Mrs. J.A. Mayberry, Lizzie Nell Teague, Marie Mayberry, Helen Mayberry, Charlotte Mayberry, Elizabeth Teague, Mrs. J.N. Sherrill, Mrs. Glenn Barkley, Shirley Meadows; Mrs. Georgia Nelson, Mrs. F.S. Sprinkle, Mrs. Dave White, Mrs. Hugh Chatham, Mrs. Lois Barnhardt, Zolena Dagenhardt, Mrs. Hattie Grant.
Out of town relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. U.G. Grant, of China Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Grant and Lon Grant of High Point; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grant, Mrs. Lois Barnhardt and Zolena Dagenhardt, Kannapolis; Mrs. Carl Teague, Washington, D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Vance Teague, Taylorsville, and John Teague and daughter of Hiddenite, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown, and Mr. Bob Brown, Taylorsville; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Combs, Stony Point; Mrs. Georgia Nelson and sister, Shirley Meadows, Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grant, of Green Bay; Albert Grant of Charlotte Court House; John Grant, Keysville; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Chatham, and Guy Chatham of Taylorsville; Mr. J.G. Chatham and Mr. and Mrs. Moyer, of Richmond.


Name of Deceased:  Nellie Dixon Grant
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 15, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Grant Buried At Eureka Wednesday

Mrs. Nellie Dixon Grant, wife of Carl Grant, died Tuesday morning, February 13, at her home near Drakes Branch.  Mrs. Grant suffered a stroke of paralysis Monday evening, which caused her death.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 o'clock at the Eureka Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. A.A. Hopkins, with burial in the cemetery.
Besides her husband Mrs. Grant is survived by two daughters, Violet and Nellie Mae, and one son, Raymond, and several brothers and sisters.


Name of Deceased:  Audrey Lois Graves
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 29, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams Rice

 Miss Audrey Lois Graves Buried At Ash Camp

Funeral services for Miss Audrey Lois Graves, who died at her home on Church Street, in Keysville on Sunday morning were held at her home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Ash Camp Cemetery.  Rev. S.C. Owen, her pastor, was in charge of the services assisted by Rev. Ira Hagar and Rev. J.W. Bouldin.
Miss Graves, who was the eldest daughter of James H. Graves and Rosa White Graves, was 24 years of age.  Although her span of life was short she had made for herself  a beloved and useful place in the community and was a person of unusual character and personality.
The members of the Junior Woman's Club, Y.W.A.'s and Philathea Sunday School Class of which she was a member acted as flower bearers.
Pallbearers were Howard Hammer, Bob Bawldin, William Ward, Edward Walker, Julian Osborne, Travis F. Hoffman, Overton Pettus, Dr. J. Reginald Bailey, Harold Beville, Russell Clark, and Rufus Berkley.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Miss Margaret Graves, of Raleigh, N.C.,; Miss Rosa Mae Graves, of Richmond, one brother, James H. Graves, Jr, of Keysville, and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Ward White of Keysville.


Name of Deceased: James Hailey Graves
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 5, 1971.
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King

Mr. James Hailey Graves, age 81 of Keysville, Va., died Sunday August 1, 1971, in a Farmville hospital.
He was the former owner and operator of tobacco Warehouses in Dillon, S.C., South Boston, Va., Kenbridge, Va., Petersburg; and Clarksville, Va.
Survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Quick Graves; one son, James P. Graves of Keysville; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret G. Reynolds of Hillsville, Va. and Mrs. Rosie G. Turner of Richmond, Va.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Marjorie Morris and Mrs. Patricia Nichols both of Keysville; and one sister, Mrs. Bertie Fitz of Chase City, Va., and 10 grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Ash Camp Baptist Church with interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery.


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

Charlie R. Green Died Sunday Afternoon

Charlie R. Green died at his home Sunday afternoon, June 18.  He had been in poor health for several years.  The deceased was a lifelong resident of Charlotte County and a member of Rough Creek Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held at the family cemetery under a tent Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C.H. Watts. The pallbearers were: J.M. Pugh, S.H. Pugh, H.A. Pugh, W.R. Pugh, J.A. Taylor and David Hancock.
The deceased is survived by eight children as follows: Misses Nellie and Loveleen Green of Charlotte Court House; Mrs. F.D. Trent, of Phenix; Mrs. H.D. Dickerson, of Charlotte Court House; Mrs. H.H. Dickerson, of Chase City; three sons, T. Herman Green and Frank H. Green of Charlotte Court House; C.H. and Leslie L. Green of Winston-Salem, N.C., and a number of grand children.


Name of Deceased: Frank H. Green
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, September 1, 1983.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR FRANK H. GREEN
Mr. Frank H. Green, 81, of Charlotte Court House, Va., died Sunday, August 21, 1983.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa D. Green; two daughters, Mrs. E.R. Smith of Burlington, N.C. and Mrs. C.D. Adams of Charlotte Court House; two sons, Thomas L. Green of Clarksville and James F. Green of Charlotte Court House; two sisters, Mrs. H.H. Dickerson of Keysville and Mrs. J.W. Brandon of Charlotte Court House; ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m., from Rough Creek Presbyterian Church, with interment in the church cemetery


Name of Deceased: Sarah E. Green
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 15, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

At the residence of her son, A. G. Green Jr., near Belmonte, Texas, Mrs. Sarah E. Green, consort of the late Albert G. Green, Sen., who died in Colorado county, Texas, December 24th, 1870.
They removed from the county of Prince Edward, April 1861, with nine children, leaving two daughters behind who had previously married, one to Dr. R.R. Puryear, the other to Capt. William Collins. Of the nine that accompanied them, three have since died, to wit: Thomas Embra, William Scott and Nannie Read Green.
Mr. and Mrs. Green were consistent members of the Presbyterian Church, and held their membership at old Briery Church, which Mr. G. was an Elder for many years, which office he held up to the date of his departure from the State. As a Justice of the Peace, he was widely known and his opinions were respected by all who knew him. This office he held for a series of years with honor to himself and credit to the county. As neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. G. were kind, generous and charitable to a fault. No family could have left the neighborhood of Marble Hill, whose absence would have produced so general a regret, with the poor particularly, not one of whom ever left this hospitable house without receiving the aid sought.
As companions, both to old, and young, they were ever genial, and their society was most agreeable. In this far-off, distant field (Texas) remote from all friends of earlier days, they had gathered around them numerous appreciative friends, who now join in a general lament at their transit from earth to those bright realms above, where the "wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest."


Name of Deceased:  Mrs. W. B. Green
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday,
November 23, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
At Burkeville, Va., on Thursday, Nov. 16th, occurred the death of Mrs. W.B. Green, in the 66th year of her age, after a sickness of several weeks, which she bore with Christian fortitude.  Mrs. Green was the daughter of Rev. Elijah Roach, formerly of Red House, Charlotte Co.  She leaves a husband and son also a daughter, (Mrs. Richardson, of St. Paul Minnesota.) to mourn their loss.
The burial took place from Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville, on Friday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Cridlin, of Burkeville, assisted by her nephew, Rev. Mr. Hamilton, of Bluefield, W.Va.  A large crowd of sorrowing friends were present.  The grave was literally covered with flowers.
Nov. 20, 1899


Name of Deceased: Sherman H. Greene
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday. August 3, 1972
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King 

Mr. Sherman H. Greene died July 26th. 
Mr. Sherman H. Greene, age 87, of Saxe, Va., died in a South Boston hospital, Wednesday, July 26, 1972.
Survived by his wife, Mrs. Rebecca C. Greene; two daughters, Mrs. Marion Tharpe of Drakes Branch and Mrs. Charlie Tharpe of Maple Shade, N.J.; one son, Sherman Major Greene, Maple Shade, N.J.; three brothers, Zollie, Clarence, R.C. Greene, all of N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Savannah Sheppard and Mrs. Ella Hodge, both N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 P.M., Saturday, July 29, from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Randolph, Va.


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

Doris Rogers Gregory
11/25/1929 - 9/18/2015
Doris Rogers Gregory, 85, of Chase City, died September 18, 2015. She was the widow of William Maynard Gregory, a retired employee of Burlington Industries and a lifelong member of Liberty Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Robbie Foster of Saxe, granddaughter, Paige Foster of Saxe, sisters, Geneva Collins of Oak Island, NC, Ethel Faison of Emporia and Rachel Thompson of Kyle, TX. Services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday at Liberty Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 1260 Wilkerson Rd., Skipwith, VA 23968. Wood Funeral Service is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.woodfuneralservice.com


Name of Deceased: Hattie Anderson Gregory
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 12, 1971
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Services for Mrs. Hattie A. Gregory
Hattie Anderson Gregory, age 86, died at her home near Red Oak, Va., August 5, 1971.
She is survived by two sons; W.R. Gregory, Richmond, R.E. Gregory, Chase City; four daughters; Mrs. Jannie L. Russell, Richmond, Mrs. Velma Johns and Mrs. Inez Coleman of Red Oak, Va., Mrs. Bernice Toombs, Saxe, Va.; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 1971 from Bethel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: William S. Gregory
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, December 5, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATH OF WILLIAM S. GREGORY
This sad event took place at his residence at Drakes Branch, on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 28th, 1907. It was an event that was by no means unexpected, as Mr. Gregory has, for many years, been a sufferer from that dread disease, consumption, from which he has been gradually declining and has now passed away. He was about and at his usual place of business until within a very short time before his decease, and always seemed in a cheerful state of mind.
Mr. Gregory was a native of the State of New York, and came to Charlotte Co. some time, we think, in the early part of the eighties. At first, he engaged in farming on the estate of Arcadia, now owned by Mr. E.F. Daniel, but after a few years moved to Drakes Branch, where he has since resided, and at different periods has engaged in the horse business, provision business, but later has held the position of postmaster of the town, which office he held at the time of his death.
Mr. Gregory was a very quiet man, one who attended to his own affairs and never meddled with those of others; he was a good citizen, a fond and affectionate husband and father; faithful in the discharge of the duties he assumed, both public and private. He was not a man, whose acquaintance was easily made, being of quiet and reserved habits, but those who knew him best ever found him a true and faithful friend.
He is survived by a wife, three sons and one daughter, to whom the sincerest sympathy of the community is extended in this hour of their sad bereavement. His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Drakes Branch on Friday, the 29th, Rev. J.K. Walker, of the M.E. church, officiating.


Name of Deceased:  Hugh Blair Grigsby
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, June 9, 1881
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 Testimony to Hon. H.B. Grigsby

 A meeting of the citizens of Charlotte Co. was held on Court day for the purpose of giving some expression to the feeling of our people with reference to the recent death of HON. HUGH BLAIR GRIGSBY, who 'tho' a native of Norfolk, was for so long resident here.  Col. Wm. T. Scott was called to the chair, and L. Cox appointed Secretary.  A committee consisting of Hon. T.T. Bouldin, Rev. Wm. T. Gilliam, Capt. J.W. White, Maj. J.W. Morton, J.L. Adams, together with the Secretary, was selected to represent suitable resolutions.  The Committee presented the following, which were unanimously adopted:
WHEREAS, the citizens of Charlotte County, Va., are sensitive of a great loss by the recent decease of their aged and honored fellow citizen, HON. HUGH BLAIR GRIGSBY, which sad event occurred at his residence at "Edgehill" in this county, April 26th, 1881; therefore
Resolved, That we, his friend sand neighbors, assembled on Court day, June 6, 1881, desire to express our sense of the loss occasioned by removal from among us though in ripe and honored years, of one who for so long a time has sustained the relations of a kind and courteous neighbor, a useful and valued citizen, and an honest and Christian gentleman.
Resolved, That in the correctness and integrity of his life, in his industry and zeal displayed in the cultivation of letters, is his desire to perpetuate the historic landmarks of the Federal union and his State, in his public spirit no less than, in his efforts to improve his own lands and thus to aid the productiveness of our country, combining the labors of the scholar with those of the agriculturist, Mr. Grigsby has set an example to our young men of morality and industry, of patriotic zeal, and of praiseworthy devotion to the public welfare, which is worthy of imitation and which will be gratefully remembered.
Resolved, That for his many public services as a member and almost sole survivor of the Constitutional Convention of 1829, a member of the Gen. Assembly, President of our Historical Society, Chancellor of our most ancient College, no less than for his charities and the many excellent virtues of his heart and life, we, his fellow citizens, desire to record this testimonial to his worth and virtue.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to his family as an expression of our condolence.
On motion of Judge Bouldin, it was resolved that a copy of these resolutions be presented to Hon. Judge Van Nese with the request that they be spread upon the record of the county.
It was further resolved that a copy be furnished the editor of the Charlotte Gazette for publication.

WILLIAM T. SCOTT, Chairman.
LEONARD CO, Sec.


Name of Deceased: Berkley T. Griles, Sr.
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 18, 1991.
Submitters Name: Sandy Honeycutt

SAXE – Berkley T. Griles, Sr., 69, widower of Pauline Seay Griles, died Monday, July 15, 1991 at Community Hospital, South Boston.  He was a former deputy sheriff with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s department and retired from the State Correctional Center.
Surviving are a son, Berkley T. Griles Jr. of Farmville, two daughters, Sandy Honeycutt of Chase City, Dot Wallace of Mt. City, Tenn.; a sister, Ruby G. Nichols of Red Oak; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in Bevell Funeral Service Chapel with Revs. Dana Hunt and Denis Fritz officiating. Interment in Public Fork Christian Church.
Memorials may be directed to the Chase City Rescue Squad.


Name of Deceased: Bertha Thorpe Griles
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 21, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MRS. BERTHA GRILES BURIED SUNDAY
Funeral rites for Mrs. Bertha Thorpe Griles, 70, were held at Public Fork Christian Church at 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, with interment in the church cemetery. Mrs. Griles died on Friday, July 15, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Savilla Hughes near Saxe, after a long illness. Her husband succeeded her to the grave several years ago.
Surviving are fours sons, D.S. Griles of Richmond; J.M. Griles of Amelia; L.R. Griles of Saxe and Joseph D. Griles, US Navy; five daughters, Mrs. Savilla Hughes, Mrs. C.T. Brehm of Keysville; Mrs. E.E. Rutherford of Richmond; Mrs. E.L. Kay of Richmond, and Mrs. J.W. Bigger of Charlotte, N.C.; four sisters, and one brother.
Pallbearers were: Garner Nichols, Berkley Griles, Frazier (Pete) Griles, Johnnie Rutledge, Billy Rutledge and Snydor Thorpe. Honorary pallbearers were the nieces.


Name of Deceased: Holmes Randolph Grimm
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 13, 1966.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR H. R. GRIMM, 44
Clifton Forge - Holmes Randolph Grimm, 44, owner and operator of Hyde's Pharmacy here, died Sunday. He was graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1943.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Parson Grimm; two sons, Blair M. and Holmes R. Grimm III, both of Clifton Forge; two daughters, the Misses, Ann S. and Elizabeth L. Grimm, both of Clifton Forger, and two sisters, Mrs. Jay H. Pence of Mechanicsville and Mrs. Delmer C. Porter of Winchester.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nicely's Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, with burial at 3 p.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte Court House


Name of Deceased:  Geneva Elder Grissom
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

 Geneva Elder Grissom, age 85, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013. She is survived by seven children, Dan Grissom (Sue), Ronnie Grissom (Carol), Sandra Blount (Marcus), Dickie Grissom (JoAnn), Dwight Grissom (Debbie), Tina Evans (David), Teri Mason (Rock); eighteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Joyce Wrenn, and Martha Hanck. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland H. Grissom; and her parents, Bernard and Ruby Haley Elder.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2013, in the Saxe Cemetery, Saxe, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Sunday, July 14, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Lester Eugene Gryder
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Lester Eugene Gryder
Lester Eugene Gryder, age 70, of Keysville, died Thursday, April 20, 1978. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel D. Gryder; two sons, Ray G. Gryder of Petersburg and Donald Gene Gryder of Norfolk; four grandsons; three sisters, Mrs. Watkins Shelton and Mrs. Robert Duffie, both of Keysville, Mrs. Edith Clark of Richmond. The services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ash Camp Baptist Church. Browning Funeral Home in charge. Interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Ray Garland Gryder
Newspaper:  Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va., December 18, 2012 
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Ray Garland “Sonny” Gryder, 73, of Petersburg, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012 in Southside Regional Medical Center. Born in Charlotte County, he was the son of the late Lester E. and Ethel Duffer Gryder. Mr. Gryder retired after 30 years of service with the Defense Supply Center in Richmond (Bellwood). He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Ruth Osborne Gryder; three sons, Ray G. Gryder II and wife, Kimberly of Mechanicsville, Eric "Randy" Gryder and wife, Christal Dawn of Chester, Ryan K. Gryder of Richmond; five grandchildren, Gabriel, Liam, Carter, Caroline and Claire; and a brother, Donald Gene Gryder and wife, Lana of Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in the Petersburg Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 3935 S. Crater Rd., with the Rev. Robert Livesay III and Rev. Gregory Ott officiating. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 20 in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville, Va. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Guillain-BarrĀ‚ Syndrome, The Holly Building, 104½Forrest Avenue, Narberth, Pennsylvania 19072. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.


Name of Deceased: Wayne W. Alexander Gryder
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 12, 1963

Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

W.A. Gryder Rites Held Wed.
Funeral services for Wayne W. Alexander Gryder, 60, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beulah Methodist Church, with burial there. Mr. Gryder, a farmer, died at his home near Abilene.  He was a member of Beulah Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Earline Gryder; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Frances Throckmorton of Verdun, France, and Mrs. Madeline Slaydon of Keysville; two sons, Norman Gryder of Blackstone and Thomas Gryder of Keysville; four sisters, Mrs. Olean Green of Blowing Rock, N.C., Mrs. Bertha Shelton and Mrs. Maggie Duffy both of Keysville, and Mrs. Edith Clark of Victoria; a brother, Leslie Gryder of Keysville, and 7 grandchildren.


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

Born on Apr. 16, 1942
Departed on Jun. 29, 2014 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.
Annie Duffer Guill, age 72, of Drakes Branch, VA., passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
She is survived by her son, Clarence W. Guill; two grandchildren, Jesse K. Guill and Kendall N. Guill; and by a brother, John T. Duffer. She was preceded in death by a son, Clyde F. Guill. 
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, in Drakes Branch, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA., is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mildred Russell Guill
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA. December 1-7, 2011.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mildred Russell Guill, age 84 of Wylliesburg, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2011. She is survived by five daughters: Margaret G. Tharpe, Barbara G. Hall, Dorothy "Dot", Powell, Mary Ann Holsinger, and JudyG. Mann; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Gladys Tharpe of Boydton, Nannie Vaughn of LaCrosse and Doris Deal of South Boston. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Guill.

A funeral service was held Saturday, November 26, 2011, in the Wylliesburg Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. The family received friends following the funeral service in the church fellowship hall. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., was in charge of arrangements.

Name of Deceased:  Mary Susan Guthrie
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, October 27, 1960
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Services Last Sunday for Mrs. Mary Guthrie
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Susan Guthrie, 34, were held Sunday, October 23, at Antioch Baptist Church at Red Oak, with burial there. Mrs. Guthrie died Saturday at her home near Red Oak.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Guthrie; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tuck, of Longhurst, N.C.; seven sisters, Mrs. Henry Roberson and Miss Gladys Tuck, both of Longhurst, Mrs. Elsie Canada of Roxboro, N.C.; Mrs. Emmett Pleasant and Mrs. Homer Watson, both of Durham, N.C.; Mrs. Irene Grogan, of Spray, N.C., and Mrs. Jean Bowie, of San Pedro, Calif.; and four brothers, Charlie G. Tuck, of Longhurst, Peter T. Tuck of Roxboro, and Joseph M. Tuck, of Henderson, N.C.


Name of Deceased:  Robert Nelson Guy
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  December 21, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Robert Nelson Guy
Robert Nelson Guy, 76, son of the late Sarah Lawton and Warner A. Guy, died at his residence in Charlotte County, Tuesday, December 12.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. B.T. Allen and Mrs. C.E. Allen of Richmond; two sons, L.O. Guy of Keyser, W.Va., and C.A. Guy of Port Arthur, Texas; two brothers, George F. Guy of Hampton, and O.E. Guy of Charlotte County, and twelve grandchildren.  Burial was in Cub Creek Cemetery.  Services were conducted by Rev. C.H. Watts.


Name of Deceased:  Kelly Locke Gwaltney
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., 1999
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held For Kelly Locke Gwaltney

Kelly Locke Gwaltney, age 33, of Phenix, died Saturday, December 4, 1999, as the result of an auto accident.
Surviving are one daughter, Ashli Gwaltney; one son, Brandon Gwaltney; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Preston K. Locke, of Phenix; one sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Ivan Bryant of Cullen; two nephews, Bobby and Scott Bryant; and one niece, Caitlin Bryant.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 1999, in the Phenix Methodist Church.
Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, in charge of arrangements.