Name  of Deceased:  Jean Loretta (Amos) Haag
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jan. 16, 1934
Departed on Nov. 2, 2014 and resided in Amherst, VA.
Jean Loretta (Amos) Haag, daughter of the late Bennie Wade Amos and Ila Willard Reynolds, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the age of 80. Born in Ontario, Virginia, Jean was the tenth of fifteen children. In 1956, she married the love of her life, Earl Keller Haag, Jr., who preceded her in death in 1982. Together they raised six children. Jean is survived by her children, LuAnn Hunt and husband, Larry of Amherst, Sherry Carton and her husband, Tim of Falmouth, MA, Jennifer Casey of Monroe, Earl Keller Haag III and his wife, Dawne of Amherst, James C. (Jimmy) Haag of Lynchburg, and Jeannie O'Brien and husband Joe of Gladstone . She was dearly loved by fifteen grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In addition she is survived by five sisters, Estelle Davis, Myrtle Cottle, Frances Palmer, Nancy Richardson, and Betty Motley; and one brother, Doug Amos. Jean retired from the Central Virginia Training Center. Upon her retirement she very much enjoyed quilting, knitting, traveling, spending time with friends and family, lively political debates, and countless hours of Fox News, Duck Dynasty, and the Food Network. She never missed voting in an election, and yes, has already mailed in her absentee ballot!
The family expresses their sincerest gratitude to the staff and caregivers of Fairmont Crossing.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 5, at 1 p.m., at Ontario Christian Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery, Keysville, VA. A celebration of Jean's life will also be held at Oasis Church in Monroe, VA, on Thursday, November 6, at 7 p.m.


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

Joyce Emery Haag, 87, of Keysville, VA passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 surrounded by family. She is preceded in death by her husband, George F. Haag. Joyce is survived by her loving children, Mike Denise Haag, Robert Peggy Haag, Linda Glenn Perkinson, Beth Butch Dean; and stepson, Bill Joann Haag. Joyce was a cherished grandmother to Sunni, Kaysea, Laney, Michael, Josh, Tina, Billy, Russell, Brian, Jason, Jeremy and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her special caregivers, Debbie and Ann. Joyce will be sincerely missed by those fortunate enough to have shared in her life.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Tussekiah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2015. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


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

Bernice Hammock Hailey, age 80, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty Pillow Jerry of Phenix; two sons, Franklin Hailey Jennifer of Keysville, C. W. Hailey Sherry of Keysville; eight grandchildren; John and Ben Pillow, C. J. and Crisstina Hailey, Brian Hailey, Doug, Ashley, and Kelsey Garrison; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Cobb, and Betty Graves; four brothers, Charles Hammock, Jene Hammock, Ralph Hammock, and Richard Hammock. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Robert F. Hailey, Jr.; a son, Doug, a grandson, Chris, four brothers; and one sister.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, September 11, 2015, in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville, VA. The family will receive friends at the home on Thursday, September 10, 2015, starting at 12 noon. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


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

MRS. BETTIE E. HAILEY
Saxe, Virginia
On July 2nd, 1946, at the dawn of a new day our dearly beloved member, Mrs. Bettie E. Hailey, passed peacefully from this earthly sunrise to a sunrise in glory. She was a charter member of the Southall Methodist Church, always could be counted on for her faithful interest in all work of the church and Sunday School. She was a member of the W.S.C.S. and was always present until failing health prevented. The Church and Society have lost a faithful friend and devout member, one who was a living example of her Lord and Master.
A devoted mother having kept with her all her years her three daughters and their husbands in her hospitable home where all were made welcome by her gracious and friendly personality.
Be it resolved that we extend to her three daughters and granddaughter our heart felt sympathy and commend them to one who is able to comfort and sustain.
Be it resolved further that in sorrow and loving remembrance the W.S.C.S. places upon its records this memorial as a tribute to this servant of God and that a copy be sent to her family, to the Methodist Advocate and the Charlotte Gazette.
Signed Committee:
MRS. M.P. LIPSCOMB
MRS. W.R. LIPSCOMB
MRS. JOHN E. WESTON

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. BETTIE E. HAILEY
The funeral service for Mrs. Bettie Edward Hailey, widow of Wyatt Ambrose Hailey, who died at her home at Saxe, Tuesday morning, July 2, was held at Ash Camp Cemetery, Keysville, Thursday afternoon, July 4th, at 3 o'clock with interment in the family plot.
The Rev. F.W. Blake, her pastor was in charge, assisted by Rev. J.A. McKenry, Rev. C.L. Ledford, Rev. J.S. Burleigh and Rev. Haywood Woolridge.
Mrs. Hailey was born in Charlotte County, October 18, 1863, the daughter of Edward Patrick and Emily Elizabeth Wallace and all of her life was spent in this county. For the past forty-six years she had resided at Saxe and had been a faithful member of Southall Memorial Church since its beginning in 1908. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E.C. Moon, Mrs. L.S. Smithson and Mrs. F.W. Howard, and one grand daughter, Sara Hailey Smithson, all of Saxe. Active pall bearers were L.S. Smithson, F.W. Howard, L.E. Bitting, C.W. Hines, C.E. Payne and W.H. Dawson.
(The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 18, 1946 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)


Name of Deceased: Dorothy Adams Haley
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, August 18-24, 2011.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Dorothy Adams Haley, age 93 of Charlotte Court House, Virginia, daughter of the late Charles and Edna Adams, died peacefully and quietly on Thursday, August 11, 2011. She was the wife of the late Clyde H. Haley. Mrs. Haley was a lifelong member of Phenix Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir and participated in the Women of the Church group. She is survived by her children, Ralph E. Haley and wife Peggy, Robert C. Haley and wife Barbara, Elizabeth H. Foster and husband Keith, Garland Y. Haley and wife June, Linwood F. Haley and wife Carol, Mary H. Tucker and husband Roger and Donald R. Haley. She leaves behind twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Edwin W Haley, two sisters, Margaret A. Springer and Katherine A. Owen, and two grandchildren, Wendy Haley and Eddie Haley.

A funeral service was held Saturday, August 13, 2011 in the Phenix Presbyterian Church in Phenix, Virginia with interment in the New Hope Methodist Church cemetery in Randolph, Virginia. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville Friday, August 12. Memorial contributions may be made to the Phenix Presbyterian Church, 100 Halifax Street, Phenix, Va. 23959. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia was in charge of arrangements

Name of Deceased: Angelina Peters Hall
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., February 2-8, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Angelina Peters Hall, age 104, of Farmville, Va. passed away on January 27, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Leila Peters, the wife of the late George Stanley Hall, and the mother of the late George Stanley Hall, Jr. She is survived by five grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Her graveside service was held on January 30 at Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery in Keysville, Va. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Keysville United Methodist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home of Keysville was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Brandon Marshall Hall
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, May, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Brandon Marshall Hall, age 28, of Meherrin, Virginia passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Brandon is survived by his father, Eugene Buck Hall and his wife, Wendy; four brothers, Gene Hall, Keith Jones, Christopher Jones and Sam Hall; one sister, Leslie Hall Amos; and numerous aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Hudson Hall.A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch. The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of the arrangements.

Name of Deceased: Claude Douglas Hall
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 1, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

TWO STORM VICTIMS FUNERAL SATURDAY
Funeral services were held at South Boston for Claude Douglas Hall, 21, of South Boston, and Lewis Milton Thomas, 16, of Vernon Hill, who were both instantly killed Thursday, July 25, when lightning struck a tobacco barn in which they were working.
Three other persons who were stringing tobacco in the barn were knocked unconscious and are recovering in a South Boston Hospital.
The double funeral was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clayborne Hall, with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Claude Douglas Hall was a nephew of Mr. Scott Hall. The Halls and Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Mitchell attended the funeral.


Name  of Deceased:  Gage Scott Hall
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Nov. 27, 2014
Departed on Nov. 27, 2014 and resided in Jacksonville, FL.Beloved First Son, Gage Scott Hall, shared his innocence with the world on November 27, 2014 for a short time in Jacksonville, FL. He left the loving arms of his family for the warm embrace of God shortly thereafter. He is survived by his parents, Rick and Nikki Hall; his paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Randy Hall; his maternal grandparents, Keith Lewis and Mark and Judith Coleman; and his great-grandparents, Grace Hall, Diane Lewis, and Jean Drinkard. He also leaves behind two uncles, Mitch Hall and Justin Moll; and his six aunts, Jessica Hall, Brittany Moll, Liz Hall, Paige Lewis, Jessica Lewis, and Stacey Jablanski.
The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Keysville, VA on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. Chapel Services will be held at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 1 p.m., immediately followed by a graveside blessing at Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery in Drakes Branch, VA.The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Herbert Garland Hall
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., April 12-18, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Herbert Garland Hall, 81, of Drakes Branch, Virginia entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Brenda H. Ayers and husband, Rocky, and Barbara A. Hall all of Drakes Branch; four grand children, Timmy Rutledge and his wife, Brittany, of Keysville; Elisha Ayers of Charlotte C.H.; Jessie Ayers, Ashleigh Nichols of Drakes Branch; two great-grandchildren, Jaythan Rutledge, Skylar Ayers; and six sisters, Mary Sims, Frances Ward, Bertha Rand all of Drakes Branch, Doris Newman of Farmville; Elizabeth Gosik of Richmond, and Margaret Martin of Chesterfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances W Hall. A funeral service was held on Sunday April 8 at 2 p.m. at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville. Interment followed in the Hall family cemetery in Drakes Branch. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, April 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville was in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Scott Thomas Hall
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, June 18, 1959
Submitters Name:   Bea Adams King

Funeral Services Today For Scott Thomas Hall

Scott Thomas Hall, 67, was accidentally killed at his farm near Drakes Branch Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Hall was plowing a field on his farm when his horse bolted, dragging him about 100 yards.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 18, at 2:00 P.M. in Lebanon Methodist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearlie Carroll Hall; two sons, Harris and Robert Hall of Drakes Branch; five daughters, Mrs. H.B. Mitchell of Drakes Branch, Mrs. E.H. McKinney of Petersburg, Mrs. C.N. Greer and Mrs. C.B. Ragland of Richmond and Mrs. W.B. Griffin of Roxboro, N.C.;  sister, Mrs. Ollie Robertson of Danville, and 13 grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Scott Vincent Hall
Newspaper:  Richmond Times Disatch, Richmond, VA., Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Submitters Name:  Donald R. McKinney

HALL, SCOTT VINCENT
HALL, Scott Vincent, 32, of Midlothian, Va., departed this life suddenly on Saturday, February 22, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Occhiuto Hall; beloved niece, Gabrielle Shim Occhiuto; his parents, Randy and Beth Hall; paternal grandparents, Grace T. Hall and the late S. Harris Hall; maternal grandparents, Jean Drinkard and the late Roy L. Drinkard, all of Charlotte County, Va. Scott also leaves behind two brothers, Rick Hall and wife, Nikki, and Mitchell Hall and wife, Jessica. Scott will be missed by a large family consisting of several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Scott began a successful career with Farmers Insurance Group, with the opening of his local agency in 2009. He will be forever remembered as a beloved husband, uncle, son, brother and friend, who touched the lives of everyone he met and was loved by everyone who knew him. The family will receive friends at Bennett Funeral Home, 14301 Ashbrook Pkwy., Chesterfield, Va., on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and where funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Life Lessons Scholarship Program.


Name of Deceased: Dudley W. Hamilton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 15, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

D.W. Hamilton
Dudley W. Hamilton, son of John B. and Ada H. Hamilton, was born in Charlotte County, March 6, 1872. All of his life was spent in this county. On December 29, 1908 he and Miss Annie Moore were happily married. They were a devoted couple, growing nearer and nearer to each other as the years passed.
Mr. Hamilton possessed to a marked degree a pleasing personality, and the gentlemanly characteristic that made all who knew him feel at perfect ease in his presence. In the passing of Mr. Hamilton, his home is bereft of a kind, loving and devoted husband, always so genial and courteous in his home, and his community mourns the loss of one who truly knew the meaning of the word "neighbor." He was a lifelong member and a faithful steward of Lebanon Methodist Church, and will be greatly missed. He bore his suffering with much cheerfulness and Christian patience. He had finished his course; he had kept the faith. Thursday morning, July 18, his spirit winged its flight to the rest that remains for the children of God. He had filled his contract with the Master, and now he could truly say:
And I've done thy bidding,
And the light burns low in the west,
The long, long shift is over,
Dear Master, I long for-Rest.
A. FRIEND

SERVICES FOR D.W. HAMILTON
Funeral services for Dudley W. Hamilton, who died in the South Boston Hospital Thursday morning July 18th, were held at the Presbyterian Cemetery at Drakes Branch Friday at 4 o'clock with interment there. The services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. J.W. Bouldin.
Mr. Hamilton was born in Charlotte County, March 6, 1872, the son of John B. and Ada H. Hamilton, and all of his life was spent in this county. He was a life long member of Lebanon Methodist Church, was faithful to his church and acted as steward until ill health restricted. He was a retired farmer and moved from his farm to Saxe in December, 1943, where had made many friends.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Moore Hamilton; one sister, Mrs. Charles L. Chappell of Richmond, and two brothers, G.B. Hamilton of Evansville, Ind., and W.H. Hamilton, of Saxe.
Active pall bearers were: J.R. Howard, F.W. Howard, W.H. Hamilton, Jr., Harry Marshall, Jr., Raymond Copal, and William Lawson.
[The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 25, 1946 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King]


Name of Deceased: John B. Hamilton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 3, 1966.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES TODAY FOR JOHN B. HAMILTON
John B. Hamilton, 69, died Tuesday in a Lynchburg hospital. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Winnie Moore Hamilton, one son, John Thomas Hamilton of Madisonville, four brothers, Clarence B. Hamilton of Washington, D.C., A.H. Hamilton, Sr. of Drakes Branch, J. Henry Hamilton of Madisonville and William T. Hamilton of Lynchburg, one sister, Mrs. Louise Hamilton Barnes Walker of Blackstone; 2 grandchildren.
He was a member of Centenary Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 o'clock today (Thurs.) at Centenary Methodist Church at Madisonville with burial in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Verdella A. V. Hamilton
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, VA, Thursday, August 25-31, 2011. .
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Verdella "Vandy" Ann Vanlandingham Hamilton, age 88 of Darlington Heights, Va., died Saturday, August 20, 2011 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Orestes F. Vanlandingham and Emma Estelle Clarke Vanlandingham Bradshaw. She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie Wirt Hamilton, Sr. and her four brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Hamilton is survived by her sons, Harold Lee Smith and wife Robin of Winston-Salem, N.C., Leslie Wirt Hamilton, Jr. and wife Deloris of Charlotte Court House, Va. and William "Bill" Henry Hamilton and wife Carolyn of Darlington Heights; her daughter, Emma Hamilton Pugh and husband Jody of Phenix, Va.; her five grandchildren, James Brady Smith, William Brian Hamilton and wife Anne, April Nicole Hamilton, Jessica Lauren Pugh and Joel Graham Pugh; five great-grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. 

Mrs. Hamilton was an active member of Spring Creek Baptist Church and the Eastern Star and served as an English teacher and guidance counselor until 1985 for the Charlotte County Public School System. She was a devoted, loving mother and grandmother and devoted her life to her Lord and Savior. The family received friends at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Darlington Heights Monday, August 22. The family also received friends at the residence of Bill and Carolyn Hamilton on Darlington Heights Road. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in the sanctuary of Spring Creek Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Officiating ministers were the Reverends Anthony (Tony) Reeves, Paul McLinden and Roland Grenouillou, Jr. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to one of the following: Spring Creek Baptist Church Playground Fund, Centra Hospice of Farmville or the American Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements by Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Betty Hailey Hamlet
Newspaper:  Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va., July 4, 2005. 
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Betty Hailey Hamlet, age 77, of Charlotte Court House, died Sunday, July 3, 2005. She was the widow of Edward Carlton Hamlet. Surviving are one son, Eddie Mac Hamlet and his wife, Patsy of Halifax; two daughters, Kathy H. Dandridge and husband, Butch of Charlotte Court House, Jennifer H. Ferguson and fiancée, Paul Isbert of Cullen; 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 


Name of Deceased: Louise Jones Hamlet
Newspaper:
The Southside Messenger, Keysville, Va., Week of January 31 - February 6, 2013.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Louise Jones Hamlet, age 92, of Phenix, Virginia passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013. She was born in Halifax County on October 12, 1920, to the late William and Rosa Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband William Judson Hamlet, one sister, and seven brothers. She is survived by her two children, S0n Haywood Hamlet and wife, Gwen; and daughter, Peggy Redmond and husband, Kenny all of Phenix, Virginia. She leaves four grandchildren, Tammy Irby, Stephanie Grissom and. husband Randy, Emily Sibitzky and husband Daniel, and Nathan Redmond and fiancée, Vanessa Olson. She also leaves four great-grand-children, Michael and Justin Deaner, Sarah and Amy Grissom. She was a retired employee of the U. S. Government, Farm Service Agency after thirty years of service. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Phenix, Virginia. Her deepest passions were her family, her garden, and her kitchen. A visitation was held at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, on Monday, January 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A funeral service was conducted at' Bethel Baptist Church in Phenix, Virginia, on Tuesday, January 29, at 11 a.m. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Aubrey Edgar Hamlett, Jr.
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Aubrey Edgar Hamlett Jr., age 81, of Cullen, VA, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Taylor Hamlett; a son, Grayson and his wife Tonya Hamlett; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Richard Hamlett; two brothers, Wesley Hamlett and Ronnie Hamlett; and one sister, Barbara and her husband, Dayton Dunnavant.
Aubrey was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict; he retired as a night shift plant manager from Babcock and Wilcox Company in Lynchburg, VA. He enjoyed farming.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2015, in Oak View Presbyterian Church, with interment to follow in church cemetery, Cullen VA. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge arrangements.


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

FUNERAL RITES FOR G.W. HAMLETT
Funeral services for William Hamlett, ?, an employee of Burlington Industries, who died on Wednesday, Feb. 2, were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Staunton River Baptist Church, Brookneal, with interment there.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertie Harding Hamlett; four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Ambrogi, of Ashland, Mrs. Jean C. Brown, of Richmond, Mrs. Elnora L. Heywood, of Alexandria, and Mrs. Peggy Ann Harrelson, of Poquson; two sons, Wayne T. Hamlett, of Richmond, and William R. Hamlett, of Poquson; a brother, Jesse Hamlett of Baltimore, Md., and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Conner, of South Boston


Name of Deceased:  Harry Lee Hamlett
Henderson  Funeral Service
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

April 29, 1937 - April 2, 2016

Harry Lee Hamlett, 78, of Brookneal passed away April 2, 2016 at his home following several years of declining health. He was the husband of Jane Martin Hamlett for 55 years.
Harry Lee was born at home in Charlotte County on April 29, 1937, lived his entire life and died on his beloved family farm. He was the son of the late Harry James Hamlett and Ollie Blackstock Hamlett. He was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, and the Staunton River Masonic Lodge #155. He owned and operated H. L. Hamlett Sawmill and was a tobacco farmer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Cathy Moore (Tim) of Rustburg, Linda Childress (Steve) of Radford, Janet Leigh Hamlett of Brookneal, and Kelly Bryant (Marc) of Cullen; seven grandchildren, Ashley Childress, Jamie Wells, Morgan Davis, Brandi Davis, Dakota Hamlett, Austin Bryant, Hailey Moore; one great-grandchild, Penelope Jane Wells; one sister, Betty Hamlett Davis of Vernon Hill; and his special pet, Ginger. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Faye Hamlett; a great-grandson, Micah Alexander Wells; four brothers; and four sisters.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Mike Teixeira and the Rev. Bonnie Pizzeck with interment to follow in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Masonic Rites will be performed at the grave.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal and at the residence other times.


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

Juanita Tharpe Hamlett departed this earthly life on August 1, 2016. Affectionately known as “Nita”, she was born on October 11, 1934, the eldest daughter of Charlie Marion and Eleanor Tharpe. Nita served her community in the capacity of Mayor of Drakes Branch from 1986-2002 and served on the Town Council from 2002-2014. Nita was predeceased by her husband, Garland H .Hamlett, Sr. her sister Betty Beatty and her parents. She leaves to cherish her memories, her son, Garland Hyde Hamlett, Jr. and his wife, Julie of Drakes Branch, her daughters, Rhita H. Rheebals and her husband, Donnie of Appomattox and Gwendolyn H. Pillow of Phenix. She had five grandchildren, Tiffany H. RussellChris, Jennifer P. Richardson Davey, Susan C. Zill Pat, Garland H. Hamlett, III Emily and Jeffery Pillow Allison. She had eight great-grandchildren, Cassidy Russell, Raegan Russell, Sidney Hamlett, Garland “Hyde” Hamlett, IV, Annabelle Pillow, Rutherfoord Hamlett, Henry Pillow and Bentley Richardson. She is also survived by her sister, Becky Lenhart and husband Blaine of Richmond, William Leslie Beatty, brother in law, four nephews and one niece.
Visitation will be at Browning Funeral Home in Keysville on Wednesday August 3 from 7 to 8:30 PM and at other times at the home of Butch and Julie Hamlett. Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 4 at 2 PM at the Browning Funeral Home with interment in the Drakes Branch Presbyterian cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Barksdale Foundation POB 225 Charlotte C.H., VA or the Alzheimer’s Association 6350 Center Drive Suite102 Norfolk, VA 23502. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


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

Hamlette, Elijah, 61, entered into rest at his home, Rolling Hill, Monday night.  He had worked all day, ate a hearty supper, and enjoyed radio programs until he retired at 9:15.  At 9:30 he suffered an attack of indigestion, resulting in his death almost immediately.
Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, at the Mt. Zion Church, Red House, being conducted by the Rev. James F. Chaffin of Lynchburg.


Name of Deceased:  Mamie Ray Hamlette
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, January 18, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

BROOKNEAL
The death angel entered into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hamlette Friday morning January 12, and took away their darling daughter, Mamie Ray.  She was five months of age.  She was buried at the cemetery at Roanoke Church, Saturday evening at 2 p.m.  Our sympathy goes throughout the family.


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

Martha D. Hammock, age 89, departed this life on September 22, 2016. She was the oldest daughter of the late T. Malcolm and Helen F. Dix. She was predeceased by her husband of sixty-four years, Robert M. Hammock, Jr., and survived by her son, Steven W. Hammock. She was an office clerk at Virginia Crafts in Keysville, VA, for twenty-five years. She was a member of Ledbetter Christian Church where she served as Sunday school treasurer for twenty-five years.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, September 25, 2016, in Ledbetter Christian Church, Meherrin, VA, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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

Douglas Littell “Tell” Hancock born on August 30, 1928, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 19, 2016, after a courageous battle with renal failure. He was preceded in death by his parents Hunter Marshall and Emma DeFord Hancock; his brother, Marshall DeFord Hancock; an infant daughter, Judith Maxine Hancock; and an infant son, James Walter Hancock. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Elner Hamlett Hancock; one son, Robert Hunter Hancock Sr. Claire; four daughters, Linda H. Hicks, Janet H. Slaw, Carolyn H. Amos, and Ginny H. Elder; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two nieces, Mary H. Grove, and Margaret J. Hancock; two nephews, Douglas M. Hancock, and James H. Hancock; and their families. He had many friends but four special friends, Bill Childress, Tom Hale, Charky Paulette “Chocolate”, and his niece Sheila Jones. He was known for his love of hunting and baseball. He received a baseball scholarship from Hampden-Sydney College. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, and baseball especially watching his favorite team The New York Yankees. His favorite pastime was reading the newspaper.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Oak View Presbyterian Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. The family welcomes friends and family at the home of his daughter, Ginny Elder, 120 Taro Road, Cullen, VA 23934. In lieu of flowers please consider Oak View Presbyterian Cemetery Fund. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  John Louis Hancock
Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home, Chase City, VA
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mr. John Louis Hancock, age 50 of Saxe, VA passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 at his residence. He is survived by; his mother Janie Rubin Scott of Clover, VA, his children Kimberly Lynette Wilkinson and her husband Josh of Red Oak, VA, Derek Anthony Hancock of Drakes Branch, VA, Krystal Lynn Hancock of Drakes Branch, VA, his brothers Kenny Hancock of South Boston, VA, Darrel Scott of Red Oak, VA, Thornton “Tee” Moorefield of Scottsburg,VA, Kenny Murray of Scottsburg, VA, his sisters Denise Hancock of Red Oak, VA and Linda Guill of North Carolina, and his grandson Dalton Wilkinson of Red Oak, VA, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was an active member of the Wylliesburg Dixie Youth League Baseball. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home of Chase City, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name  of Deceased:  Mabel Gee Hanks
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Nov. 5, 1917
Departed on Oct. 30, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Mabel Gee Hanks, age 96, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014. She was the widow of Ervin Hanks She is survived by a daughter, Frances Anderson; three sons, Ray Hanks (June), Leonard Hanks (Wanda), and Roger Hanks; five grandchildren, Keith Anderson, Sharon Fox, Eric Hanks, Adam Hanks, and Tricia Stocks; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Metts, Elinor Anderson, and Grace Barton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mabel was a lifelong member of Union Grove Baptist Church.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Cool Springs Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Union Grove Baptist Church,
P O Box 177, Keysville, VA 23947. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:   Mrs. Elizabeth Hankins
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 22, 1940
Old Charlotte  (Taken from the Gazette files of 54 years ago)
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 Sudden Death

April 22, 1886 - Mrs. Elizabeth Hankins, widow of late Israel Hankins, near Ash Camp, Keysville, died very suddenly on Friday morning the 16th.  She had been in her garden, and returning to the house, fell at the threshold, and soon breathed her last.  Her funeral was attended on Sunday p.m. by a large concourse of relations, neighbors and friends.  Rev. S.G. Mason, her former pastor, officiating.


Name of Deceased: Robert Glen Hanks, Sr
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 23, 1977
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR ROBERT GLEN HANKS, SR.
Robert Glen Hanks, Sr., age 58, of Keysville, died Wednesday, June 15, 1977.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise H. Hanks; three daughters, Mrs. Jean Camacho of Charleston, S.C., Mrs. Peggy Smith of Richmond, and Mrs. Linda Lowe of Keysville; three sons, Robert G. Hanks, Jr. of Crewe, Ronald W. Hanks of Hawaii, and Richard F. Hanks of Yorktown; one sister, Mrs. Stella Sullivan of Richmond; three brothers, O.O., Ervin, and Lavern Hanks, all of Keysville; one half-brother, Lonnie Brown of Keysville; twelve grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 17 from Browning Funeral Home, Keysville with interment in Cool Springs Christian Church Cemetery.


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

Born on Jul. 13, 1915
Departed on Mar. 11, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Elizabeth Evans Hanmer, 98 of Keysville, departed this world on March 11, 2014. Betty was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Louisa Lacklen and William Calvin Evans. She is predeceased by her husband of 69 years Frederick I. Hanmer, Jr., two sisters (Ruth and Mary) and a brother (George). She is survived by her three children Sharon Dunn (Larry), Lisa Perdieu, and Rick Hanmer (Alison), six grandchildren Christin Jackson, Matt Dunn, Brian Perdieu, Todd Perdieu, Kathryn Hanmer, Justin Hanmer, and ten great-grandchildren.
She graduated from Thompson Business College and worked as a secretary in the advertising department of Dupont where she met Fred. They married in 1941 and in 1946 moved to Keysville. Betty was a member of Keysville United Methodist Church for 68 years, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge, tennis, golf and taking care of her husband and children.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Keysville United Methodist Church with interment to follow in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Keysville United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 22, Keysville, Virginia 23947. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Lillian Layne Hanmer
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, Thursday, October, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Lillian Layne Hanmer, age 91, of Keysville, Virginia, died on Friday, October 26, 2012. She was the daughter of Paul and Estelle Layne, born in Cullen, Va. on August 8, 1921. Lill was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Hanmer; her son, James H. Hanmer, Jr.; and her sister Edythe Lenchert. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law; Joan and Bill Schmidt
and Betsy Hanmer of Keysville, Virginia. Lill is also survived by two grandchildren, Drew H. Gibson and Kate L. Price; and a sister, Anne Dowdy. She was an active member of the Keysville United Methodist Church and many civic organizations. Lill enjoyed golf, dancing, tennis, bridge, traveling and was an avid Virginia Tech fan.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 30, 2012, in the Keysville United Methodist Church, with interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville, Va. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m., on Monday, October 29, 2012. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Keysville United Methodist Church or the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  R.V. Hanmer
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, September 17, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MR. R.V. HANMER BURIED AT KEYSVILLE
Mr. R.V. Hanmer
, a very highly respected citizen of Keysville, was laid to rest at the Old Hanmer Place Tuesday morning.  Mr. Hanmer was in his 54th year.  He is survived by four brothers and three sisters.  His brothers wereMessrs. A.B., F.I. and W.S. Hanmer.  His sisters are Mrs. G.E. WadeMrs. Geo. O. Pettus and Mrs. Georgie Osborne, all of Keysville.
The active pall bearers were Messrs. W.L. BiglowW.W. Pettus, G.E. WadeJ.R. NunnallyR.E. PettusJr. and Dr. G.E. McCorkle.


Name of Deceased:  Ann Eliza Hannah
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, June 26, 1873
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
DIED, -- At Gravel Hill, Charlotte County, Va., on Monday the 16th of June, Mrs. Ann Eliza Hannah, wife of George C. Hannah, Esq., aged 49 years.
The death of this excellent christian lady claims a notice beyond the mere mention of the fact; for she was a woman of eminent virtues, and her loss is profoundly felt, not only in her immediate family, but by a wide circle of friends.
Mrs. Hannah was a daughter of Dr. John D. and Almira Spraggins, and was born on the 24th of May, 1824, within the bounds of the congregation where her life was spent.  On the 8th of November, 1842, she was married to Mr. George C. Hannah.  In the year 1841 she made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ, and became a communicant in Cab (Cub) Creek Church, of which her father was then, and her husband afterwards became, a ruling elder.  A woman of fine sense and a cultivated mind, cheerful in temperament, of decided and earnest piety, of untiring industry and energy and very superior administrative skill in domestic affairs, eminently wise and faithful in religious education and training of her large family of children, dispensing a genial and refined hospitality to a large circle of kindred and friends, to whom Gravel Hill was always a delightful resort, she filled with admirable efficiency and success the sacred sphere of womanly responsibilities. 
Mrs. Hannah's religious example and influence were such as to prove the sincerity of her faith and of her professed subjection of Christ. She loved the Church and the ordinances of God's house.  The Sabbath School and Bible Class, and the prayer meeting never failed to elicit her hearty co-operation.  She took always a lively and intelligent interest in the growth and prosperity of Zion.  
The close of this christian life was, as might have been expected, characterized by great peace.  Nothing could exeeed (exceed) the composure with which she met the king of terrors.  Her faith in her Redeemer was marked by a serene and unwavering trust; her assurance of hope was perfect in Him.  She anticipated a fatal result, as highly probable from the beginning of her sickness, and for a number of hours, before her death knew that it was close at hand.  (e at hand.)  She called the members of her family, and bade them farewell, with words of affectionate exhortation and counsel said to each.  Charging her husband in regard to the younger children, she said -- "Tell them to follow' -- and stopped, apparently from want of strength to finish the sentence.  He thought to finish it for her, and said "your example."  Oh! No! no! she exclaimed with renewed strength of voice, and lifting her hands in surprise and deprecation -- "Not my example, but Christ's."  Don't follow the example of any human being, but Christ's.  There was no self-righteous confidence mixed with her hope, but in humble trust in the finished righteousness and atoning blood her Savior, without a doubt or fear she quietly fell asleep and entered into rest. 
H.A.B.


Name of Deceased: Samuel Baldwin Hannah
Newspaper: “Confederate Veteran”, Vol. XXX, April 1922, No. 4
Submitters Name: Brady Fitts

Samuel Baldwin Hannah was born in Charlotte County, VA, Oct. 19, 1843, and at sixteen he entered Hampden-Sydney College.  When the War Between the States came on he entered the Confederate Army, but later on he entered the Virginia Military Institute, and was graduated in 1863, when he re-entered the army.  After the war he taught school at Frankford, W.V.  On November 4, 1874, he was married to Miss Lizzie A. Hevener, of Green Bank, W.V. On January 19, 1921, he entered quietly into his rest, at the home of his son, at Cass, W.V.  At his own request the services were held at Liberty Church.
Mr. Hannah was survived by his step-mother, a brother, and two sisters, six sons, and three daughters, one son died some years ago.
Mr. Hannah leaves also an enviable record as citizen, soldier, scholar, gentleman, and Christian.  As a citizen, he had the honor of being a member of the first county court of Pocahontas.  As a soldier, he served with distinction and honor.  As a scholar, he had the honor of serving as the first superintendent of public schools in his adopted county.  As a gentleman, he always was true, a model of the “old Virginia” type.  As a Christian, he began early by uniting with the Presbyterian Church.  Soon after marriage, he was elected an elder in Library Church, and served faithfully for more than forty-five years.  For many years he was superintendent of the Sunday in his home Church and Synod.
“He being dead yet speaketh,” speaketh in the lives of his children and the many who came under his teaching and that saw his noble character in public and Life.


Name of Deceased: Alice Harding
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday May 3, 1979
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR MISS ALICE HARDING
Miss Alice Harding died at her residence in New Brunswick, N.Y., April 24, 1979.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Mae Wright of New Brunswick, N.J. one son, Mr. James Thompson of Keysville, Va.; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Mr. James Harding of Somerset, N.J. and Mr. Isaac Lee Harding of Keysville, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Arlene Thompson of Keysville; one son-in-law, Mr. Herbert Wright of New Brunswick, N.J.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m. from the Antioch Baptist Church, Keysville with interment in the Union Cemetery.


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

Born on May 4, 1924
Departed on May 2, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Annie M. Harding, age 89, of Keysville, Virginia passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. She was born May 4, 1924 in Lunenburg County, VA. near Keysville. Annie lived on the home farm near Keysville for forty-nine years before becoming a resident of Victoria for thirty-six years. She lived in Keysville for her last five years. Annie was preceded in death by eleven siblings. She is survived by her remaining nieces and nephews, Herman Harding, Jr. (Elsie), Tommy Harding (Cindy), Audrey Payne, all of Keysville, John Harding (Brenda), Tony Clark (Carla), of Midlothian, Edward Harding (Carol) of Manakin Sabott, James Harding (Patricia) of Clarksville, Patricia Harding, Buddy Harding, of Dallas, Texas and Sandra Barnett (Mike) of the Miami area; numerous great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews; and a special friend and caregiver, Elsie Surles of Farmville.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014 in the Cool Springs Christian Church Cemetery with the Reverend Dewey Barker officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cool Springs Christian Church Cemetery Fund. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Thaddenia Price Harding
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 7, 1954.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. T.P. HARDING
Mrs. Thaddenia Price Harding, widow of the late S.A. Harding of Ontario, and daughter of the late Joseph Hill Price and Margaret Hill Price of Meherrin, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I.W. Bell in Richmond, December 20, 1953. Mrs. Harding was born in Lunenburg County March 19, 1864.
She is survived by one son, B.C. Harding, Woodford, Va., and two daughters, Mrs. Ossie Bell and Mrs. Edna Turner of Richmond, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at Barton Heights Methodist Church in Richmond, December 22, 1953 at 11:30 A.M. Interment was in Price Cemetery in Meherrin. Active pallbearers were L.B. Bell, Dennis Bell, Carlyle Bell, Luther Turner, grandsons, Julian Price, nephew, and Percy Hailey.
Mrs. Harding was active in church and community activities. She lived in Ontario until the past few years. The following statement describes the Christian life she lived. "She loved the House of the Lord and worshiped there every Sunday until she became ill."


Name of Deceased: Timothy Lloyd Harper
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., March 1-7, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Timothy Lloyd Harper, age 52, of Chase City, Va., passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at his home. He is survived by three sons, Michael L. Harper and his wife, Nicole; Philip L. Harper and Jessica; and Brandon L. Corker; three sisters, Kimberly Cassada and her husband, David; Sandra Anderson and her husband, Kenny; Chrystal Long and her husband, Alex; one brother, Brent Rutledge Burch; stepmother, Stella L Harper; two granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Timothy was preceded in death by his father, M. Lloyd Harper and his mother, Shirley Rutledge Wilkerson.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Cool Springs Christian Church Cemetery, Keysville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Bernice Sterling Smith Harris
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Wednesday, April 6, 2011, Page 2 
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Bernice Sterling Smith Harris (age 96), beloved wife of the late Ray Moore Harris, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in Roxboro, NC.
Mrs. Harris was born in Charlotte County, VA on May 24, 1914, a daughter of Isaac Watts Smith and Mattie Thomas Smith. She was a graduate of Phenix High School, Phenix, VA. (before Randolph-Henry High School was opened). She lived most of her adult life in Keysville, VA and worked as a sewing-machine operator at Virginia Crafts in Keysville. She was a member of Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville. In January 2008 she moved to Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Roxboro, NC.
Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her eight brothers and sisters and their spouses. She is survived by four children, Melvin Harris and his wife Mary of Springfield, VA; Gary Harris and his wife Carolyn of Rustburg, VA; Sandra Harris Sharpe and her husband Tom of Fountain Inn, SC; and Bonnie Harris Betterton and her husband John of Roxboro, NC. She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville, VA, with interment in the church cemetery. The family will visit with friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Ash Camp Baptist Church.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.


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

RITES HELD FOR DAISY HARRIS
Mr. Daisy Harris died Monday, August 22, 1983, in Halifax Community Hospital, South Boston.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ola Harris of the home; three sons, Lorenzo, Sherman and Curtis, all of Saxe; two stepsons, Robert Lambert of Richmond and John Milton Lambert of Saxe; four daughters, Mrs. Leelva Currin, Mrs. Marie Brown, Mrs. Ezie Elam, all of Saxe, and Mrs. Mary Frances Green of Clover.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 25 at 3:00 p.m. from the Shiloh Baptist Church, Drakes Branch, with interment in the church cemetery


Name of Deceased:  John L. Harris
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 28, 1926
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MR. JOHN L. HARRIS DIED AT LYNCHBURG
Mr. John L. Harris, of Phenix, died at a hospital at Lynchburg Sunday night at 11:22 o'clock.  The remains were brought to his home Monday for burial from the Bethel Baptist Church, of which he was a member.
Mr. Harris is survived by a son, Roy L. Harris, of Lynchburg; and the following brothers: R.G., C.M., W.L., J.M. and A.L. Harris, all of this county.


Name of Deceased:  Russell Tune Harris, Sr.
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Russell Tune Harris, Sr. of Halifax entered into eternity Saturday, January 30, surrounded by his loving family. Born April 22, 1940 in Charlotte County, he was the son of the late Walter Lee Harris, Sr. and Virginia Mae Ramsey Harris of Charlotte County. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Scottsburg and was a retired employee of Smith Automotive in South Boston. He was a member of Bethel Ruritan Club and had a great passion for helping others which was evident in his time spent gleaning food for the hungry. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Lois Newcomb Harris of Halifax; three children–Russell Kay Harris, Jr. of Brookneal; Debbie Tim Lacks of Farmville; Tony Trisha Harris of Alton; six grandchildren–Joni Gardner, Jennifer Claybrook, Rusty Harris, Marsha Green, Mandy Harris and Justin Harris; two great-grandchildren–Parker Claybrook and Rylee Harris. He was preceded in death by six brothers–Walter Pete Harris, Jr., Dalton Harris, George Harris, Thedford Harris, Claude Harris, and Garland Harris. He is survived by a brother, James Harris, and sisters, Mary Williams and Myrtle Coates.
Family visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2, at Bethel Baptist Church, Scottsburg, with the funeral service at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte Court House. Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Deacon Harry W. Hartso, Sr.
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger,Keysville, VA, Thursday, September, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

It is never easy to lose someone you love so dear. No one is ever ready to say goodbye. But we know that God is with us in times like these and He bears out every heartache and pain. Our pain is great, but we have a Comforter that will strengthen us in the days ahead. On Thursday, September 27, 2012, Our Heavenly Father called to eternal rest our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, cousin, and friend, Deacon Harry W. Hartso, Sr., while a resident at the Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Keysville, Va. He was born to the late Robert Oscar and Louise Ryland Hartso on January 20, 1927. He was the youngest of three siblings, Robert Lee Hartso, Sr. and Effie Louise Harding preceded him in death.
Deacon Hartso was a faithful member of the Mt. Ellis Baptist Church until he could no longer perform his duties due to illness. But while he had his strength and health he served his church in several capacities. He was a missionary, senior choir member, Sunday School superintendent, trustee, and deacon. He loved his church and would do whatever he could to maintain its beauty and upkeep. Whenever anything needed to be done all one needed to do was call him and he would pitch in to do his part.
Deacon Hartso was also an active member of the community. He served on the Keysville Town Council for six years. He was a charter member of the Charlotte County Rescue Squad and a member of the American Legion Post #260. He attended school at the Bluestone Harmony Academic and Industrial Training School. In 1942, Deacon Hartso enlisted in, the United States Navy. He served his country honorably for three years. After receiving an honorable discharge, he came home and married the apple of his eye ''Alease.''
Deacon Hartso worked for over forty years at Virginia Crafts, Inc. (which later became known as Westpoint Peperrell) in different positions until he became Superintendent of the Dye House.) Deacon Hartso was a hardworking family man. It was nothing for him to work his regular job and then lay cement after work and on Saturdays to provide for his family. He loved working outdoors, he took pride in raising his garden and chopping wood.
He leaves to cherished memories to his wife of 64 years, Clara A. Hartso of the home; one son, Howard R. Hartso (Ann) of Tappahannock, Va. (his oldest son Harry W. Hartso, Jr, preceded him in death); one daughter, Alfreda H. Davis (Robert) of Charlotte Court House, Va.; four granddaughters, Tara S. Hartso of Richmond, Va., Tanya S. Hartso of Tappahannock, Va., Nya A. Davis and Nedra A. Davis of Charlotte Court House, Va.; one great-grandson, Joshua T. Hartso-Smith of Tappahannock, Va.; niece, Sharon H. Johnson (Reginald) of Phenix, Va., nephew Robert Anthony "Tank" Hartso preceded him in death; cousin, Holice Baynes of Baltimore, Md. and other family and friends; a special "thank you” to the staff of Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


Name of Deceased: Chapman I. Harvey
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 9, 1964

Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held For C.I. Harvey
Funeral services for Chapman I. Harvey, 81, a retired farmer, who died Sunday were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Dalringotn heights, with burial there. He was a member of the church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Baker Harvey of Cullen; four daughters, Miss Terrell Harvey and Miss Ida Harvey, both of Cullen, Mrs. A.B. Bryant, Jr. of Glen Burnie, Md., and Mrs. William Blank of Roanoke; two sons, William Robert Harvey of Cullen and Ryland B. Harvey of Richmond; a sister, Mrs. H. Dillard Baker of Evergreen; four brothers R. Penick Harvey and A. Vance Harvey, both of Evergreen, E. Larkin Harvey and Mott Harvey both of Appomattox, and five grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Ida M. Harvey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Thursday, September 14, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
MRS IDA M. HARVEY, daughter of R.W. and M.A. Lawson, was born at Giff Gaff, in Charlotte county, August 10, 1874.  She professed faith in Christ and united with the M.E. Church South at Drakes Branch, Va., in girlhood; married Leonard Harvey June 1, 1897, and died, after a short illness, August 14, 1899, at Alexandria, Va., leaving a sorrowing husband, mother, brothers and sisters to mourn their bereavement now, and a helpless babe who is yet unconscious of the irreparable loss sustained in the death of its mother.
Such, in short, is the record of the brief sojourn here of one "whom to know was to love."  Naturally of a bright and joyous disposition, "Miss Ida" was at once the sunshine of her home and a general favorite in the community.  An earnest christian, she loved the Church of her choice and was seldom absent from divine service. Into the home, which for so short a while she graced as its loved and honored queen, she carried the result of the godly training received at her mother's hand. The regularity of her daily devotions is impressed, we trust for good, upon the memory of her grief stricken husband.
In her little world, she "let her light shine."  It is hard to realize, even now, that we shall see her no more on earth; that her happy laugh will never again ring out in our hearing.  We "weep with them that weeps;" may God comfort and console!  But we sorrow hopefully, for we believe that she was one of His, who being "kept by the power of God through faith," have entered into the rest that remaineth" for his people.
Amid the tears at the assembled neighborhood, her mortal remains were laid by the side of grandfather and father at her old home on August 15th, 1899, to await the morning of resurrection when the earth and the sea shall give up their dead, and the corruptible bodies of those who "sleep in Jesus" shall be changed and made like unto His own glorious body, ??? to the might working whereby "He is able to subdue all things unto Himself."
A.B.S.


Name of Deceased:  John C. Harvey
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 29, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 Death Notice

 Died, at the residence of C. Hannewinkel, near Harrisburg, on the 18th inst., John C. Harvey, in the 82nd year of his age.  Mr. Harvey was a well know citizen of Charlotte and was a brother-in-law of the late E.E. Hundley.


Name of Deceased:  John William Harvey
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 15, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

John William Harvey

Funeral services for John William Harvey, 81, were conducted Thursday afternoon, February 1, near Gretna, with interment in the family burial plot by the side of his wife, the former Elvira Cordelia Hodnett who preceded him to the grave 12 years ago.  His death occurred early Wednesday morning, January 31, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L.P. Bailey, after 5 months of failing health from paralysis.
His surviving children are Myrptis Harvey of Gretna, Mrs. L.P. Bailey of Phenix, P.L. Harvey of Roanoke, Mrs. F.J. Faddis of Galax and Miss Rhodessa Harvey of Richmond.


Name of Deceased: Macca A. Harvey
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, June 25, 1885
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King

OBITUARY  
Mrs. MACCA A. HARVEY, wife of B.P. Harvey, died at her residence near Rolling Hill, April 25th, 1885 in the 53rd. year of her age.
Her sickness was of brief duration; erysipelas having attacked the brain, rendered her delirious, and slowly but surely the shadows lengthened until the Great, Loving Shepherd came and tenderly bore her into the "mansions prepared for her above."  She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn her loss.  In the early dawn of womanhood, she gave her heart to the Savior, and united with the Salem Baptist church.  Though frail and often suffering greatly in body, yet that cheerful, energetic spirit continually rose superior to all hindrances.  Her dear children will no longer bear her gentle warming voice, and other loving friends will feel a vacuum in the social circle; but most of all will her heart-smitten husband feel that his greatest earthly treasure is gone.
But God, in His infinite wisdom, has taken her gentle spirit to dwell with Him in Heaven.  Though a place has been made vacant here which cannot be filled, yet one has been filled above which shall never be made vacant; though a voice has been hushed here, yet another has learned the "new song" of the redeemed, and though it be through our tears, "we bless God who giveth His beloved sleep."  May the mantle of her true and earnest character fall on the hearts of her children and friends left behind, and may a kind Heavenly Father bless their afflicting loss, and give them all needed comforts and blessings to fit them for that joyful reunion in the "sweet by and by," when their loved and lost one shall welcome them home--sweet, sweet home!  Let us all say and feel: "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."         F.


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

SERVICES HELD FOR MISS MARY HARVEY
Funeral services for Miss Mary Lizzie Harvey, 80, were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in Village Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  She died Sunday.
She is survived by two sisters, Miss Ida A. Harvey and Miss Georgia D. Harvey, both of Drakes Branch, and a brother, W.A. Harvey of Charlotte C.H.


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

MRS. SALLIE HARVEY BURIED MONDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie B. Harvey who died at her home Sunday afternoon at 4:30 were conducted by her former pastor, Rev. L. Hunter Early, assisted by Rev. Mr. Jeffreys.  Interment was made at the Presbyterian Cemetery at Charlotte Courthouse, Monday at 5 P.M.
Active pall bearers were her four sons and two grandsons, Dave, John, Willie and Charlie Harvey, Richard Lawson and James Pugh. Honorary pall bearers: R.M. Friend, W.G. Friend, Charlie Carpenter, C.T. Crafton, Dr. C.W. Tucker, Sam McNeny, Quinn Eggleston, F.C. Dickerson, Emmett Crutcher, W.A. Crutcher, Mark Gregory, Hugh Watkins, O.V. Locke, R.B. Jackson, Fred Walton, L.P. Amos and Sam Paulett.
Mrs. Harvey was very active up until Easter Sunday when she was taken serioously (seriously) ill and gradually grew weaker until she passed into Eternal rest on Mother's Day.  This day, as in the past years, all of her children and grand children were with her.
Mrs. Harvey was in her seventy ninth year was the wife of the late John James Harvey who preceded her to the grave twenty one years ago.
She was a good mother, always considerate of each member of her family and all through her last illness she was constantly thinking of them and their comfort.  She led a quiet and simple life surrounded by her children and grand children who did all in their power for her comfort and happiness in her declining years.
She leaves to mourn their loss, her five daughters, Mrs. Bertie Lawson, Bettie, Mary, Georgia and Ida, four sons, Dave, John, Willie and Charlie Harvey and two grand children, Mrs. James Pugh and Richard Lawson.  Also, one brother, William A. Seamster of Halifax County and a host of relatives and friends.


Name of Deceased: Sue P. Harvey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 10, 1929
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: MRS. SUE P. HARVEY
Mrs. Sue P. Harvey, 81 years of age, widow of B.P. Harvey, died at her home, 1684 Rivermont avenue, Lynchburg. Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock of pneumonia after an illness of a week. She was born at Hat Creek September 24, 1847, the daughter of the late William P. and Mrs. Martha Williams Smith. She was a member of Rivermont Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg.
Mrs. Harvey is survived by the following children: W.B., C.S. and S.G. Harvey, of Lynchburg; B.V. Harvey, of Danville; P.P. Harvey, of Charlotte Courthouse; L? Harvey, of Brookneal; J.F. Harvey, of Appomattox, and Mrs. R.B. Blankinship, of Charleston, West Virginia.
She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. A.R. Clark of Burg?, N.C., Mrs. R.S. Bailey, of Hat Creek; Rev. L. Smith, of Fayetteville, N.C., and J.R. Smith of Lynchburg.


Name of Deceased: William Bryant Harvey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, July 3, 1996.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES TO BE HELD FOR WILLIAM B. HARVEY
BROOKNEAL - William Bryant Harvey, 70, of Route 2, died Sunday morning, June 30, 1996, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born in Charlotte County, January 13, 1926, son of the late Thomas Edward Harvey and Essie St. John Harvey. He was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, a Army veteran of World War II, and a retired employee of Burlington Industries.
He is survived by one son, John B. Harvey of Sydney, Australia; three grandchildren, Jay Harvey of Raleigh, N.C., Lauren Harvey and Steven Harvey of Sydney, Australia; one very special niece, Kenda Epperson of Brookneal; two brothers, Garnett Harvey of Topeka, KN, Gerald Harvey of Longview, TX; six sisters, Phyllis Elder of Brookneal, Glenyce Hamlett of Drakes Branch, Nadine Bennett of Randolph, Lois Hux of Littleton, N.C., Frances Hamlett of Phenix, Edna Allen of Richmond. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Harvey and Chuck Harvey; two sisters, Louise Knott and Kathleen Harvey.
A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Walter Mason, with burial to follow in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday at Henderson Funeral Home and will be at the residence of Kenda Epperson, Rt 40, Brookneal, at other times.


Name of Deceased: Wilson Newton Harvey
Newspaper: Times-Virginian, Appomattox, Virginia, Wednesday, December 7, 1988.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Wilson Newton Harvey, 36, of Route 1, Charlotte Court House, died Nov. 29, 1988, in Appomattox County, as a result of a farm accident. He was the husband of Marie St. John Harvey. Born in Appomattox County, he was a son of Mrs. Aileen Harvey Scruggs of Pamplin and the late Edward Newton Harvey. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and was a sheriff's deputy in Charlotte County.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Melissa Marie Harvey, Route 1. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Centenary United Methodist Church by the Rev. Burton White and the Rev. Danny Owens. Burial was in the church cemetery. Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Grace Cobbs Smith Haskins
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, June 24, 1943
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Ed. O. Haskins Buried In Charlotte Co.
Mrs. Grace Cobbs Smith Haskins, wife of Edward Overby Haskins, Lynchburg, Virginia, died early Tuesday, 15th of pneumonia after an illness of several weeks.
Surviving her are her husband, three sons, Edward Overby Haskins, Jr. Oakland, California; Private John Marshal Haskins, U.S.A. Hawaii; Master Sergeant Archer Alexander Haskins, Miami Beach, Fla; one granddaughter, Grace Duane Haskins of Oakland, California; two brothers, A.M. Smith, Elkin, N.C. and Marshall Smith of Texarkana Tex; and three sisters, Mrs. John H. Hatch of Rustburg, Mrs. J.B. Horton and Mrs. W.M. MacCorkle of Lynchburg.
Mrs. Haskins was born at "Hill Top" Charlotte county; the daughter of Harriet Elizabeth and John M. Smith.
Mrs. Haskins moved to Lynchburg a number of years ago where she was a member of the First Presbyterian church.  She had been active in the work of the church and many civic organizations.
Funeral services and burial were conducted at 11 o'clock the 17th, at Roanoke Presbyterian church, Charlotte County, where many generations of her family are buried in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Martha H. Haskins
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 3, 1979
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR MARTHA H. HASKINS
Mrs. Martha H. Haskins of Phenix, Va., died Sunday, April 29, 1979, in Southside Hospital, Farmville, Va.
She is survived by thirteen children, Fred Douglas Hodge, Mable Jackson, Julia Mosley, Kay Frances Haskins, Mary St. John, Herman Haskins, Jr., Howard Haskins, Evelyn Harvey, John Henry Haskins, Maurine Harvey, Jermiah Haskins, Amanda Lee Haskins, Maxcine St. John, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2, at 2:00 p.m. from Mt. Zion Church with the Rev. Cabell conducting the service.


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

Born on Mar. 11, 1976
Departed on Apr. 10, 2015 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.

Stacey Kolich Hatcher, age 39, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Mark Hatcher; three children, Hunter Carson, Cody Carson, Leah Hatcher; her father, Bob Kolich, her mother, Kathleen M. Kenny; a brother, Bobby Kolich; two sisters, Amy Hudson, Tricia Lougal, numerous nieces and nephews; and lots and lots of friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a. m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in the Lebanon United Methodist Church in Drakes Branch, VA, with interment to follow in the Wallace Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Monday, April 13, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude's. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Mrs. Jannie Gaulding Hawkins
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 27, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MRS. JANIE GAULDING HAWKINS

When the message came to Keysville of the death of Mrs. Jannie Gaulding Hawkins at Catawba, it brought a sense of personal loss and grief to the entire community.
On the morning of the 16th of August, surrounded by many loved ones and friends, all that was mortal of this splendid woman was laid to rest at Ash Camp Cemetery.  The sweet and solemn service, conducted by the pastor, Rev. P.H. Chelf, and the beautiful floral offerings bore testimony of the esteem in which she was held.
Mrs. Gaulding (Mrs. Hawkins ?) had been sick for nearly two years and while her death was not unexpected, it was no less a great loss to her family and friends.
She was born in Chester County, South Carolina, fifty six years ago.  In early youth she surrendered her heart to Christ, and her life has been a daily witness for Him.  In the church, she is greatly missed, for she was faithful in attendance and in service.  She was a valuable teacher in the Sunday School, and was active in every department of church work.  Above all she was deeply religious, and gifted in prayer.  She will be remembered by many for her administrations to the sick.
The frail body was laid away, but the influence of this humble christian will live forever.  She was the mother of eight children, four of whom survive her.
She is also survived by her husband, Mr. R. Hawkins; four step-children, two grand-children, two sisters, Mrs. W.A. Beaty and Mrs. P.K. Todd.


Name of Deceased: Lillie Nichols Hayes
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 7, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: DEATH COMES TO MISS LILLIE NICHOLS HAYES
On Saturday evening, May 12, Miss Lillie Nichols Hayes died in her home. Funeral services were held for her at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 14. Interment took place in the family plot, Woodland cemetery, Chase City.
She was the daughter of Nicholas E. and Susan Alexander Bruce Hayes and for the past ten years lived in Chase City. She had been a much loved teacher in Mecklenburg and Charlotte counties-of piano and violin-a musician of ability. Her death followed a long decline in health, her sufferings at times almost unbearable, but her bright countenance, her smile of peace, her cheerful words all attested the Christian fortitude with which she was possessed.
Two sisters survive, Mrs. John W. Long, Petersburg, and Miss Bruce Hayes, Chase City. An elder sister with whom she formerly lived, Mrs. John Alexander Robert, "Fruitland" Charlotte County, died about two years ago.


Name of Deceased:  Draper Gouge Heaton
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Draper Gouge Heaton, age 95, went to her heavenly home on December 13, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Robert T. Gouge, Sr. and Kansas Shortridge Gouge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Heaton; a sister, Dorothy Gouge Brewer, and stepmother, Emma Greer Gouge. Survivors are her daughter, Dorothy Dottie Shifflett and her husband Allen of Green Bay, Virginia; brother, Bob Gouge, and his wife Ginger of Highland Village, Texas; grandson, Chris Shifflett, and his wife Debbie of Green Bay, Virginia; two nieces, Sharon Ballew, and her husband Robbie of Elizabethton, Tenessee; and Emily Reaser and her husband Chris of New York; three nephews, Robbie, Ethan, and Andy Gouge; two great-grandsons, William and Aaron Shifflett; one great-granddaughter, Brittney Shifflett; one great-niece, Jennifer Miller; and many friends. She would like for people to know how she appreciated their love and prayers. She lived most of her life in the Burbank Community of Roan Mt., Tennessee, until her health decreased, and she went to live with her daughter and son-in-law.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Sallie Henderson
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 7, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

It becomes, also our sad duty to record the sudden death of Mrs. Sallie Henderson, near Briery Church, on Thursday, 30th ult. Her funeral was attended on Friday.


Name of Deceased: Kathryn Ann Henry
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 2, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

KATHRYN HENRY R-H STUDENT BURIED SUNDAY
Miss Kathryn Ann Henry, 16, of Brookneal, a direct descendant of Patrick Henry, died Saturday in a Lynchburg hospital after an illness of four months.
A student at Randolph-Henry High School in Charlotte County, she was a member of Mount Carmel Methodist Church.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Marshall Henry; one brother James Marshall Henry, III, and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Annie Gilliam, of Brookneal, and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Terrell, of Waco, Texas.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Henderson Funeral Home, with burial in the family cemetery in Charlotte County.


Name of Deceased: Mildred C. Henry
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, September 20, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: MRS. MILDRED C. HENRY DIES IN PETERSBURG
Funeral services for Mildred C. Henry, mother of Dr. H.C. Henry, superintendent of the Central State Hospital, who died Wednesday of last week, were held last Thursday afternoon at Briery Presbyterian church, near Keysville. Mrs. Henry was 85 years old and had been in ill health for some time.
She was the widow of the late Rev. Hugh Henry, pastor of Briery Presbyterian church for 20 years, holding this pastorate until his death several years ago.
The funeral rites were conducted by the Rev. Wilson, D.D., of Halifax county.
Mrs. Henry is survived by one son, Dr. Henry, five grandchildren and one great-grand daughter. Mrs. Henry was the grandmother of Misses Elizabeth and Mary Payne, daughters of Mr. J.L. Payne and had many friends here.


Name of Deceased: P. W. Henry
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 12, 1939
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

DEATH OF COLORED TEACHER
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Prof. P.W. Henry, colored, age 80, who died at his home at Aspen Thursday, after a brief illness. The funeral was conducted by Rev. S.E. Coleman, of Halifax, assisted by Rev. Hill, of Farmville, at the Spring Hill Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.  He was a native of Charlotte County, a graduate of Boydton Institute.  He was a teacher in Charlotte and Halifax counties for 53 years.  He is survived by his widow and one daughter.


Name of Deceased: Barry Van Hensley
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November 3, 1960
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Services for Barry Hensley
Graveside services were held for Barry Van Hensley at 3:00 P.M. October 22 at Eureka Baptist Church.  Rev. Bob Pratt officiated.
Barry is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Burlen Hensley and four sisters, Charlotte, Cheryle, Verna and Clara Hensley of Charlotte C.H.


Name of Deceased:  Elbert Ray Hensley
Source: 
Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Ray (Crow) Hensley 
(December 16, 1949 - April 19, 2014)
Elbert Ray (Crow) Hensley, 64, of Merriman Shop Rd., Pamplin, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Jackie Mae Woody Hensley.
Born in Lynchburg, Va., on December 16, 1949, he was a son of Mildred Juanita Harris Hensley of Appomattox and the late Thomas Emery Hensley. Ray was a truck driver.
In addition to his wife and mother he is survived by two son and daughters-in-law, Norman Ray and Tammy Hensley of Drakes Branch and Steven Ray and Stephanie Hensley of Pamplin; a daughter, Teresa Dawn Hensley of South Hill; nine grandchildren, Patrick Hunter, Travis, Katie, Jessica, Tiffany, Brittney, Susan, Karis, and Hanna Hensley; one great-granddaughter; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James Logan and Barbara Hensley of Appomattox and Thomas Clayton and Marie Hensley of Evergreen; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Ann and Richard Keen and Barbara Jane and Howie D’Allesandro all of Evergreen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in the Lipscomb Family Cemetery by Pastor Freddy Wells.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, April 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. and other times at the residence.
Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service


Name of Deceased:  Mildred Harris Hensley
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Mildred Harris Hensley, age 85, of Appomattox, VA, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hensley; and a son, Elbert Ray Hensley.
Mildred is survived by four children, James Barbara Hensley, Thomas Marie Hensley, Betty Richard Keen, and Barbara Howard D’Allesandro; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Hensley; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-five Great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah Hensley, and Loretta Lipscomb.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017, in the Lipscomb Family Cemetery, Appomattox, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family. Mildred Harris Hensley, age 85, of Appomattox, VA, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hensley; and a son, Elbert Ray Hensley.
Mildred is survived by four children, James Barbara Hensley, Thomas Marie Hensley, Betty Richard Keen, and Barbara Howard D’Allesandro; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Hensley; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-five Great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah Hensley, and Loretta Lipscomb.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017, in the Lipscomb Family Cemetery, Appomattox, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


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

Born on Apr. 8, 1937
Departed on Feb. 20, 2015 and resided in Keysville, VA.

Doris Jean Hicks, 77, passed away February 20, 2015. She was born in Lunenburg Co., VA the daughter of the late Geneva T. and Earnest B. Dix, Sr. She was predeceased by her brother, June Dix. Doris was a member of Ontario Christian Church. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Raymond L. Hicks; daughter, Rose Hicks Tharpe; son, Bobby Ray Hicks and wife, Darlene; grandchildren, Brooke T. Brock (Charles), T. Chance Tharpe; great grandchild, Grayson Brock; sister, Charlotte Hicks; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Browning Duffer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may join the family for a time of visitation Monday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.

Name of Deceased: Mary Johnson Hicks
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, November 17-23, 2011.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mrs. Mary Johnson Hicks, age 92, of Charlotte Court House, Virginia died November 5, 2011 in Richmond. She was the wife of the late Mr. Willie Lee Hicks, Sr. She is survived by nine children, Annie of New York, NY, William of Goodyear, AZ, Hilda of New York, NY, Mary of Charlotte Court House, Va., John, David and Edward, all of Charlotte Court House, Roger and La'Tanya of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Johnnie Johnson and sister-in-law, Juanita; the grand- daughter she raised, Beverly Perry; three daughters-in-law, Magdalene Johnson, Cheryl and Christine Hicks; a son-in-law, Thomas Spencer; twenty-two other grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; friends near and far; and three devoted friends, Beverly Eubanks, Carmelita Escoto and Jerylen Reid. 

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 11th at the Morrison Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House with interment in Union Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at JeffressFuneraIHome.com. Jeffress Funeral Home of Charlotte Court House was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Rhesa Joel Hicks
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Rhesa Joel Hicks, age 84, of Keysville, VA, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents, N. A. and Mary Hicks; five brothers, Billy Ray Hicks, Lonnie B. Hicks, Willie T. Hicks, Bennie L. Hicks, and Lenwood N. Hicks; and a sister-in-law, Doris J. Hicks.
Rhesa is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Lois C. Hicks; a son, Ronnie D. Hicks Kathleen; two grandsons, Santana Tatro Susie, and Bryan A. Hicks Erica; a great-granddaughter, Paisley Faye Hicks; two brothers, Miller Hicks Bettie, and Raymond L. Hicks; three sisters, Betty H. Church Freddie, Lucy H. Evans Bill, Edith H. Martin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Rhesa was a man of many talents. He loved wood working in his father’s shop where, he made many beautiful pieces of furniture; he also built his own home. Rhesa farmed, worked at the family saw mill, did construction work, he ran a Hick’s Service Station for twenty-seven years; he also built his own equipment to work with in his business. He was man of few words but he loved his family deeply.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte C. H., VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased:  Glenda Oliver Hix
Source:  Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, Appomattox Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King Glenna Oliver Hix

January 13, 1934 - March 20, 2017

Glenna Mae Oliver Hix, 83, Hixburg Rd., Pamplin, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at her residence. She was the wife of William Daniel Hix for 63 years. 
Born in Prospect, Va., on January 13, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth “Bessie” Moon and Rueben Hutton Oliver. She was a member of Elon Baptist Church, Pamplin and a 1952 graduate of Farmville High School. Glenna worked in numerous capacities over her lifetime: clerk work in an attorney’s office and VEPCO office, a teacher’s aide at the Pamplin School, the Hix Brothers Family Store, and as a loving mother and homemaker. 
In addition to her husband she is survived by four children, Jane Hix of Charlottesville, Danny Hix and his wife, Debbie of Hixburg, Cynthia Smith and husband, Nathan of Appomattox, and Mary Beth Rolfe and husband, Dan of Weyers Cave; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue Rae and Rev. Tommy Thompson of Harrisonburg and Florence and John Hix of Hixburg; eight grandchildren, Will Hix and wife, Lindsey, Tom Smith, Phillip Smith, Hailey Crouse, Holden Crouse, Stephanie Tyree, Samantha Stratton and husband, John, and Susan Tyree; two great-grandchildren, Walker Smith and Anniston Hix; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Russell, John, Tom, and Paul Oliver and a sister, Elizabeth Oliver.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Elon Baptist Church by the Rev. David Sexton, the Rev. John Campbell and Jeremy Lakes. Burial will follow in Walker’s Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hixburg.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m., on Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the residence. 
Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Elon Baptist Church Music Ministry or Community Mission Fund, PO Box 1238, Pamplin, VA 23958 or a local outreach of your choice.


Name of Deceased: Rita Catherine Higgins
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., April 5-11, 2012.

Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Rita Catherine Higgins, age 80, of Keysville, Virginia passed away on Monday April 2, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Higgins; a daughter, Margaret Cane and son, Ronald Dreisch both of Staten Island, New York, and three grandchildren.
The family received friends at the Browning- Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A funeral will be held in Staten Island at a later date. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Isaac Hodge
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,
April 26, 1928
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

DEATH OF COLORED CITIZEN
Isaac Hodge, an aged and respected colored citizen, died at his home here Tuesday afternoon.  He had been sick for several months following a stroke of paralysis and was taken worse Monday morning.


Name of Deceased:  Charles Eldrid Holt
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, January 18, 1940
Submitted By
:  Bea Adams King

Charles Eldrid Holt

At Aspen, Charlotte County, Va., January 10, 1940, Charles Eldrid Holt was called to his heavenly home after an illness of several years.  He was born May 24, 1856 in Campbell County, but for the next 35 years had lived in this county, and had served for fifty years as elder in Providence and Roanoke District.
We shall miss him sadly for there was never a truer friend than he, but death comes as an achievement to one who has lived long and well, so faithfully, and earnestly, leaving in the hearts of those who loved him an afterglow as beautiful as that of the dying sunset.  To those who are bereft by his going we extend sympathy in their loss but also would remind them of the rich heritage they have from him, and that he has merely entered into the company of the blessed dead who rest from their labors and their works do follow them.
H.A.M.


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

James Douglas “Jimmy” Holt, age 72, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, August 4, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty Dickerson Holt; two sons, Timothy Holt Rhonda; Chris Holt Cindy; five grandchildren, Ashley, Gabe, Chance, Casey, Carly; two brothers, Samuel Wayne Holt, Ron Canada Barbara; two sisters, Brenda Toney Wayne, Bonnie DeMuth Jimmy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jimmy served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964. He served as Chief of The Drakes Branch Fire Department, and was on Drakes Branch Town Council for eight years. Jimmy served on The Charlotte County Board of Supervisors for eight years, the Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the VFW, and a member of The American Legion. He managed Canada’s Supermarket in Drakes Branch for thirty-five years; he then, worked for R & V Mills for nine years before retiring. He was a member of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Drakes Branch, VA, with interment to follow in Rough Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Phenix, VA. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that those wishing to make memorial contributions to consider Mt. Calvary U. M. C. Building Fund, c/o Larry Walton, 103 Bedford Street, Drakes Branch, VA, 23937. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: A.C. Hopkins
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday,
July 19, 1928.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

BROTHER DIES
The many friends of Rev. A.C. Hopkins, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Drakes Branch and at Charlotte C.H., will sympathize with him in the death of his brother, which occurred at his home at Charleston W.Va., Tuesday morning July 17th at about 2 o'clock. Interment was made Wednesday at 7 o'clock.


Name of Deceased:  Marshall Booker Hopkins, Jr.
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  February 28, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Marshall Hopkins, Jr. Died Sunday Morning
Marshall Booker Hopkins, Jr., age 19 months son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall B. Hopkins of Stanford, Conn., died at the Farmville hospital, early Sunday morning.  The funeral was held at the home of his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. A.C. Hopkins of Charlotte Court House, Monday morning at 9:30 conducted by Dr. J.W. Rowe.  Interment was made at Charlestown, West Virginia, Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.


Name of Deceased: Frank J. Horlander, Jr.
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 10, 1964
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

RITES HELD FOR FRANK J. HORLANDER
Funeral services for Frank J. Horlander, Jr., 37, were held at 2 p.m. at Browning Funeral Home Keysville with burial in the Horlander family cemetery in Meherrin on Sunday, November 22.
Mr. Horlander had served as Post Master at Meherrin for many years.  He will be greatly missed by family and many friends.
Surviving are his wife Mrs. Muriel Jones Horlander, a daughter, Connie Gail, and his parents all of Meherrin.


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

Born on Apr. 5, 1937
Departed on Jun. 4, 2014 and resided in Abilene, VA.
Elizabeth Dixon Howard of Abilene, VA., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, surrounded by her devoted family. She was reunited with her loving husband, Clarence A. Howard. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through her struggle with cancer.
She was the only daughter of the late Clyde J. Dixon, Sr. and Lottie Wilmouth Dixon. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark A. Taylor, three brothers, Clyde J. Dixon, Jr., Bernard Dixon, and Roger Dixon.
She is survived by her devoted daughter, Susan Taylor Scruggs and her husband, Scott of Abilene; son, Larry J. Alger of Keysville; brother, Reginald Dixon of Abilene; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Beth was a longtime active member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Abilene and held numerous committee positions. She was passionate about the church van ministry. She invited and offered transportation to church services, revival, and Vacation Bible School. She loved children of all ages and was affectionately known as "Nannie Bet".
Possessing a true servant's heart, Beth faithfully cared for family and friends throughout her whole lifetime. She generously shared her love and her home.
The family will receive friends at the home on Friday, June 6, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral to celebrate Beth's full life will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Abilene. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, The American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA., is in charge of arrangements. 


Name of Deceased:  Winifred Childress Howard
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

 On February 12, 2013, God called home Winifred Childress Howard, of Pamplin, VA and formerly Abilene, VA. She was born in Lynchburg, VA on March 28, 1921 and was the wife of the late John O. Howard of Abilene, VA for 63 years and the daughter of the late Forest and Bertha Childress of Phenix, VA
Winifred was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Abilene, VA and served as the Clerk of the Church, taught Sunday school for 55 years and was active in various organizations within the community including the WMU. 
Winifred is survived by her only child, Carol (Thomas) Richardson Puckett of Pamplin, grandchildren, Dwayne Howard Mitchell, Lynchburg, Dana (Dave) Gunn, Appomattox, Stacey (Lee) Drinkard, Appomattox, Shane (Michelle) Richardson, Pamplin; great grandchildren, Amber Stiles, Samantha (Kent) Almond, Derick Lawson, Quinton Womack, Hayden Drinkard, Tyler Whitt, Talton Richardson; great-great grand children, Peyton Clark, Asher Stiles, Kennedy Almond. Winifred had 3 brothers, Clinton (late-Dolly) Childress of Darlington Heights, J.P. (Laura) Childress of Keysville, and the late William (Hazel) Childress.
Family night will be held Friday, February 15, 2013 at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, VA from 6-8p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Abilene, VA at 2:00 p.m. with the burial following in the church cemetery. Services will be conducted by Reverend Anthony Reeves, pastor of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pamplin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, P.O. Box 1249, Pamplin, VA 23958 or your local church.
Winifred touched so many lives in her 91 years of life and will be greatly missed. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Edith Benfield Hoyle
Source:  Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Edith Benfield Hoyle, age 85, of Chase City, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. She was born on July 28, 1931 in Charlotte County, Virginia to the late Howard L. Benfield and the late Carrie Smith Benfield. 
Edith is survived by one son, Harvey A. Hoyle and his wife, Mary of Chase City, one daughter, Linda H. Burton and her husband, Doug of Ashland, three grandchildren, Harvey A. "Chip" Hoyle, Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, Kris Burton and his wife, Isabel and Brian Burton and his wife, Gaby and five great-grandchildren, Zane, Eli, Arturo, Dylan and Bryce. She is also survived by one brother, Hurbert Benfield of Charlottesville, one sister, Ruby Layne of Richmond and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Zane Duford Hoyle. 
She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. 
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery in Chase City. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Chase City Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be expressed at www.newcomballgoodfh.com.


Name of Deceased:  Betty Thompson Hubbard
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Mar. 21, 1928
Departed on Dec. 25, 2013 and resided in Keysville , VA.
Betty Thompson Hubbard, age 85, of Keysville, VA, was born March 21, 1928, and died December 25, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Henry T. Hubbard; a daughter, Helen Roth (Alan); a son, James Hubbard; four grandchildren, James Roth, Richard Roth, Jennifer Hubbard , Travis Hubbard; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roscoe Thompson, David Thompson, Clayton Thompson; one sister, Minnie Anderson; many nieces and nephews; a special family friend, Jeff Claar; and caregiver, Clara Hardy. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Bertha Thompson; three brothers, Lewis Thompson, George Thompson, and Earl Thompson; two sisters, Della Mendez and Dora Mendez. 
Betty learned to fly at Byrd Airport in Richmond, VA. She was accomplished at sewing, egg decorating, painting, cooking, and many other things. Betty also liked boating and fishing. She was a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader. She was in the Eastern Star and was a worthy matron. Betty took good care of her children and her husband, and will be sorely missed.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2013, at The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Keysville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, December 27, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Union Grove Baptist Church or the Meherrin Fire & Rescue. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  D. S. Hudgins
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, November 16, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Death of Capt. D.S. Hudgins
This well known gentleman, resident at Keysville, died at an early hour on Saturday morning last.  He has been sick as we understand, for some time with some disease of the heart.  He was a man highly esteemed by all who knew him, and greatly respected in the community generally. His wife who survives him, was as we believe, a daughter of the late Thos. G. Watkins, of Keysville.
His funeral was numerously attended at Briery on Sunday at 11 o'clock, a.m., under the auspices of the Keysville Lodge, A.F. & A.M.  Col. Jno. B. Faris, W.M. of St. Johns Lodge, acting as chaplain and marshal on the occasion.  A large attendance of members of the Order and citizens generally was present. 


Name of Deceased:  Amber Nichole Hudson
Source:  Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Amber Nichole Hudson
10/1/1981 - 6/10/2015
Amber Nichole Hudson, 33, of Chase City, left this earth on June 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by her twin brothers, Jacob and Jason Hudson, her grandfather, James “Popeye” Foster and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her children, Alijah Tucker, Micheal Tucker and Savannah Hudson, step daughter, Mikayla Hudson, father, Robert Hudson, sister, Lindsey Cierra Gillett and husband, Justin, half brother, Joe Hudson, grandmother, Edna Foster, uncles, Ronald Foster, Terry Foster and Robert Foster, aunt, Darlene Foster, niece, Chelsea Gillett, nephew, Brandon Gillett, numerous cousins and friends. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Wood Funeral Service. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Burkeville. Interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rice. Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralservice.com

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

Born on Apr. 12, 1928
Departed on Mar. 24, 2015 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.

Frances Tucker Hudson, age 86, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Frances was the widow of Tommy Hudson. She is survived by her children, Wayne Hudson and wife Phyllis, Tuck Hudson and wife, Mary, Jimmy Carroll Hudson and wife, Vicki, Tammy Hudson; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Peggy Copal, Callie Tucker, and Christine Garnett.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery Drakes Branch, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lebanon United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Barksdale Cancer Foundation. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: James Bernard Hudson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For James Bernard Hudson
James Bernard (Buggy) Hudson, age 35, of Drakes Branch, Va., died Saturday, December 29, 1979. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Hudson; two brothers, Edward Lee Hudson and Johnnie Wayne Hudson, all of Drakes Branch; one sister, Mrs. Betty Anne Spain of Chase City.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m., Monday, December 31, from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery.


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

RITES HELD FOR MRS. W.E. HUDSON
Mrs. Mary Lee Hudson, 44, wife of Willie ? Hudson of Saxe died Sunday.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Jean Drinkard of Drakes Branch, Mrs. Ann Goddin of Greenville, Tenn., and Mrs. Nancy Garrett of Richmond; two brothers, W.C. and M.W. Colgate, both of Chase City, and three sisters, Mrs. Selma McKinney of Richmond, Mrs. Onie C. Weston of Saxe and Mrs. Nellie B. Baugh of Fort Mitchell.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday at Southall Memorial Methodist Church, with burial in Saxe Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Mattie Tackett Hudson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, September 8, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. HUDSON
Mrs. Mattie Tackett Hudson, 67, died at her home at 2707 Lamberts Ave. Richmond, on Wednesday morning after a long illness. Surviving are four sons:
Robert A. Weaver of Meherrin; Herbert F., Willie E. and Hutchie Hudson, all of Richmond; three brothers; Thomas, Edward and Lewis Tackett all of South Hill; two sisters: Mrs. Margaret Hayes of Norlina, N.C. and Mrs. L.G. Reid of South Hill; 8 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday at Staples Funeral Home with interment at Tussekiah Church. The service was conducted by the Rev. Miles Austin and Rev. J.A. Crozier of Richmond with the following acting as pallbearers; Lee Weaver, Herman Weaver, Roy Weaver of Meherrin; Guy Reid of South Hill; Faison Ingram and Harvey Johns of Victoria.


Name of Deceased: Mattie Newcomb Huff
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 24, 1963.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. MATTIE HUFF
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Newcomb Huff, 50, of Chase City were held at Newcomb Funeral Home on Thursday at 2:30 p.m., with interment in Hebron Methodist Church Cemetery near Wylliesburg.
She is survived by her husband, Mr. Samuel Huff of Chase City, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Newcomb of Saxe; two sisters, Mrs. H.M. Hardaway of Crewe and Mrs. Mrs. Russell Kidwell of Saxe, and a brother, J.E. Newcomb, Jr. of Saxe.
She was born and reared in Charlotte County by good christian parents, a member of Hebron Methodist Church and attended Public school here.
Her genial smile and friendly attitude will always be remembered by those who attended church and school with her.
"Life does not always hand us a bunch of Roses, There is a cross to bare, a cross for you and I, You have born your cross, Dear Mattie and now Victory.
So sleep on my Dear, without a worry or care We loved you so much down here, But God needed you up there.

CHASE CITY WOMAN DIES IN SHOTGUN ACCIDENT
Mrs. Mattie Newcomb Huff, 50, of Chase City was accidentally shot and killed at her home, on Tuesday. Mecklenburg Sheriff C.O. Mullins said Mrs. Huff died when struck by shot from a shotgun her husband, Sam Huff, was cleaning in the kitchen of the home. She was standing on the back porch and the charge passed through a door and struck Mrs. Huff in the back.
Surviving Mrs. Huff, in addition to her husband are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Newcomb of Saxe; two sisters, Mrs. H.A. Hardaway of Crewe, and Mrs. Russell Kidwell of Saxe, and a brother, J.E. Newcomb, Jr. of Saxe.
A funeral service will be held today at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Newcomb Funeral Home in Chase City, with burial in Hebron Methodist Church Cemetery, near Wylliesburg.
(The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 17, 1963 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)


Name of Deceased: Mary Anderson Hughes
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Page 2. 
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mary Anderson Hughes, age 89, of Charlotte Court House, VA, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
She is survived by one son, Julian B. Hughes, Jr. and wife Eleanor of Keysville; two grandchildren, Brian K. Hughes and wife Jessica of Keysville; Wendy H. Scruggs and husband Ken of Cullen; two great-grandchildren; Mary A. Scruggs, Holden B. Hughes; two brothers, Frank C. Anderson of Farmville, Henry T. Anderson of Burkeville; seven sisters, Ruby A. Robinson of Richmond, Donna A. Stafford of Richmond, Carrie A. Reese of Hampton, Nina A. Layne of Cullen, Jane A. Holt of Bedford, Zenora A. Daubenspeck of Phenix, Irma A. Thompson of Williamsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian G. Hughes, Sr.; her parents, Lawrence G. and Valeria E. Anderson; one brother, Lawrence G. Anderson, Jr.; and two sisters, Valeria A. Howard and Fannie A. Price.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 7, 2011, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA was in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Zelma Throckmorton Hughes
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 28, 1954.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MRS. ZELMA HUGHES BURIED LAST FRIDAY
Funeral rites for Mrs. Zelma Throckmorton Hughes, 58, were held at 4 P.M. last Friday in the Ontario Christian Church, with burial there. She died Wednesday at her home in Ontario, Charlotte County.
Surviving are her husband, William Walter Hughes; three daughters, Mrs. Miles Holt and Miss Marjorie Hughes, both of Richmond, and Miss Betty Hughes of Ontario; three sons, Army Warrant Officer Junior Grad Jamie Hughes, stationed in Japan; Jack Hughes, of Skipwith, Mecklenburg County, and Martin Hughes, of Richmond; her father, Elija J. Throckmorton, of Roanoke; seven brothers, two sisters and seven grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Elisha Estes Hundley
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, June 26, 1879
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Death of Elisha E. Hundley

As we are about going to press, we learn of the death of Mr. Elisha E. Hundley, perhaps one of the most enterprising men this portion of Virginia ever produced.  He died at the residence of his son-in-law, J.B.M. Osborne, near Keysville, on Monday, the 23d inst., at 12 o'clock, lacking but a few days of being 79 years old.

He was long a citizen of Charlotte, but removed to Chicago since the war, from which place he came a few months ago, in very feeble health.  About three weeks since he was attacked with pneumonia, the fatal termination of which will be regretted by all his friends in Virginia and elsewhere.  In him Virginia has lost a man among men.  He is too well known in this community to require any eulogy at our hands.  He was certainly a remarkable man, and leaves a very large estate, the most of it being in Chicago and Colorado.  To his bereaved family and friends we tender our earnest sympathy.  His funeral was attended at the residence of Mr. Osborne, on Tuesday, the sermon being preached by Rev. James D. Crawley, of Pr. Edward, the remains being interred with Masonic honors, at his old family burying ground, a large concourse of our citizens testifying their respect for his memory.

Mr. Hundley was formerly a member of St. Johns Lodge, in this village.  He was also a lifelong member of the M.E. Church, and on his death bed declared that he felt prepared and ready to meet his God.  It may, therefore, truly be said of him, in the language of the poet:

"After Life's fitful fever, he sleeps well."


Name of Deceased: Billy Hunt
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 19, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

An old negro, named Billy Hunt, formerly belonging to Dr. Joel Watkins, died last week, on the estate of David Comfort, esq. He was a dexterous mechanic, and a useful hand.