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

FUNERAL SERVICE SUNDAY FOR MISS ADELLA JACKSON
Miss Adella Jackson, 93, died at a Norfolk hospital Thursday, February 17, after a long illness. A native of Charlotte County, she was the daughter of Thomas P. and Elizabeth Dabney Jackson. She spent her early years here.,
Funeral services were conducted at the Drakes Branch Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. Arlie C. Knipmeyer. Burial was in the Presbyterian cemetery here. She is survived by one sister, Miss Minnie C. Jackson, of Drakes Branch, and many nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers were Percy J. Payne of Richmond; George A. Jackson of Richmond; O.J. Evans, and R.A. Cooper of Norfolk.


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

Daniel “Dan” Dixon Jackson, age 79, of Wylliesburg, VA, went to his heavenly home peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2016. He was born in Chase City, VA, on January 13, 1937. Dan proudly served his community with a career in law enforcement. He also joined and served as a Masonic member for many years, having received his fifty year recognition in 2012. He is survived by two daughters, Patricia McPeters Gary, Christy Lee Freddie; one sister, Fran Seamster Page; one brother, Arthur Jackson Kathy; two grandsons, Daniel and Derek Lee; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his loving wife of forty years, Nancy Phillips Jackson; his father, Paul Duro Jackson; and his mother, Estelle Dixon Jackson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in the Wylliesburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Wylliesburg, VA. In lieu of flowers please consider Wylliesburg Presbyterian Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Fannie Lipscomb Jackson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 27, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. JACKSON
Mrs. Fannie Lipscomb Jackson, 75, of Charlotte C.H., died Monday in Lynchburg. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cub Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, in Charlotte County. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A.R. Colley, of Norfolk, and Mrs. David Baker, of Charlotte C.H.; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Carter, of Bluefield; Mrs. Lucy Mallard, of Richmond and Miss Mary Lipscomb of Staunton, and three brothers, W.R. and M.P. Lipscomb, of Saxe, and D.T. Lipscomb, of Randolph.


Name of Deceased:  Herbert F. Jackson
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  March 7, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Herbert F. Jackson Died at Longhurst
Funeral services for Herbert F. Jackson, 31, employee of the Roxboro, N.C., Cotton Mills, who died Sunday night after an illness of eight months were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Longhurst Baptist Church, of which he was a member.  The pastor the Rev. Auburn C. Hayes and the Rev. Clyde G. McCarver, officiated.  Interment was made in Providence Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Jackson, a native of Charlotte County is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ora Reaves Jackson; two sons, Bobby and Fred Jackson, all of the home; a twin sister, Mrs. Louise Gilliland; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnis Jackson; seven half-sisters: Edith, Elizabeth, Carrie Mae, Thelma, Lois, Carolyn and Joyce Jackson, all of Longhurst and two half-brothers, Lonnis Jackson, Jr., and Eugene Jackson, both of Longhurst.


Name of Deceased:  Hezekiah Jackson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Thursday, December 15, 1898
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Death of Mr. Hezekiah Jackson
News was received here on the 9th inst., that this gentleman had passed away on the day previous, at the residence of Dr. Donald McPhail, near Hermon church.  Mr. Jackson has been for several years in quite feeble health, and the end was expected at almost any day for some time.  He was a man of many years prior to his death the Overseer of the Poor for Roanoke district, and discharged the duties of the position with great faithfulness.  His remains were interred on Friday, at the old homestead, with Masonic honors by St. Johns's Lodge, of which organization he was a member.


Name of Deceased:  Mrs. Jim Jackson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,
September 21, 1944
Submitted By
:  Bea Adams King

 Funeral of Mrs. Jim Jackson Held Sept. 6th
The funeral services for Mrs. Jim Jackson, who resided between Cullen and Phenix, were held Wednesday, September 6th, at 4 o'clock, at Bethel Church.  The services were conducted by her pastor Rev. G.A. Harris.  She is survived by several daughters and sons.


Name  of Deceased:  Kathleen Hamlet Jackson
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jun. 30, 1956
Departed on Dec. 9, 2014 and resided in Charlotte Court House, VA.
Kathleen Hamlet Jackson, age 58, of Charlotte Court House, VA, passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. She was a Member Service Specialist at Charlotte County Farm Bureau Insurance Company for thirty-one years.
Kathleen is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Jackson Varner; a grandson, Jackson Dean Varner; a sister, Jennifer Hamlet Glossop and her husband, Gregory; a brother, Eddie Mac Hamlet and his wife, Patsy; numerous nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and three great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Claude Jackson III; and her parents, Edward Carlton and Betty Hailey Hamlet.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Marie Parsons Jackson
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Marie Parsons Jackson, age 89, of Drakes Branch, Virginia, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 29, 2016.
Marie was preceded in death by her two husbands, Clarence Jackson and Robert Kirby; her parents, two sisters; and two brothers. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Charles Hancock; her loving friends and caregivers, Rev. Parkis & Pat Mullins; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, January 2, 2017, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rice, 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: Martha Jackson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday,  July 10, 1873.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

SUDDEN DEATH - On Wednesday the 9th of July, Mrs. Martha Jackson, wife of Hezekiah Jackson, who resides about 4 miles from Charlotte Court House . The deceased was about forty-two years of age. She started from her home about 7 o'clock to visit a sick person in the neighborhood, and fell dead on the way. It is supposed she died of heart disease. Her funeral takes place today at 11 o'clock at her late residence.


Name of Deceased:  Robert Bruce Jackson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 16, 1964
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

R.B. Jackson Passed Away December 24
Drakes Branch lost one of its most valued citizens in the passing of Robert Bruce Jackson, who died December 24 in a South Boston hospital after a long illness following a heart attack.
He was the son of the late Grace Vaughan and Lewis Skidmore Jackson.
A lifelong resident of Drakes Branch, Mr. Jackson was a farmer, a civic leader, and a businessman.  For many years he was in the mercantile business with his father.  After that he operated a hardware store on the same site until his illness in 1963.
Always interested in enterprise to promote the progress and growth of the county and community, he worked with many organizations for this purpose.
He was a deacon in the Presbyterian Church, where he served as superintendent of the Sunday School and was church treasurer for more than 5 years.  He was chairman and treasurer of the Building Committee during the erection of the present Presbyterian Church building. Having joined the Mason's during his early life, he was treasurer of the Charlotte Lodge for many years.  He was director and president of the former bank in Drakes Branch. A charter member of the Ruritans, he also served as the club president.
Mr. Jackson was genuinely interested in people, especially young people and was one of the organizers of the first Boy Scout troops in Drakes Branch.
Surviving are his wife, Ruby Broocks Jackson; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph L. McCoy of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; a son, Robert Bruce Jackson, Jr. of Davidson, N.C; two brothers, George Jackson and L.S. Jackson of Richmond and a sister, Mrs. Elsie J. Loving of Drakes Branch.


Name of Deceased:  S. A. Jackson
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  January 3, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Services For S.A. Jackson Tuesday Afternoon
The funeral services; for S.A. Jackson who died suddenly Sunday night about ten o'clock at his at Charlotte Court House, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at his home conlucted (conducted) by Dr. A.C. Hopkins, Rev. J.E. Guthrie and Rev. C.H. Watts. The St. Johns Masonic Lodge of Charlotte Court House had charge of the funeral.  Interment was made at Cub Creek Church Cemetery.
Mr. Jackson was the son of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Adams and Kiah Jackson.  He was born November 27, 1881 in Charlotte County. On September 27, 1905 he married Miss Fanny Lipscomb, who with his two daughters Mrs. Ruth E. Colley of Roanoke and Mrs. David Baker of near Cullen and five grand children survive him.  He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Joe Bailey of Roanoke.
Charlotte County has lost a valuable citizen, for many years he had served as deputy sheriff; calm fearless, just and kind he went about his duties.  He had just received a call and went out and returned for his rain coat and fell dead with his family about him.
Among those from out of the county attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Alden R. Colley and children Phyllis Ann, Mildred, Shirley and Junior of Roanoke and their son Pfc. Howard Colley of Fort Mead, Md.; Mrs. Joe Bailey and daughters: Mrs. Helen Horton and Mrs. Josephine Johnson; Mrs. Josephine Brunelle and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harvey and Mrs. Martin Harvey, of Roanoke.


Name of Deceased: Timothy Chad Jackson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, July 3, 1996.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES TO BE HELD FOR TIMOTHY C. JACKSON
Timothy Chad Jackson, 18, of Keysville, died Sunday, June 30, 1996. He is survived by his parents, Lewis W. and Dianne G. Jackson; three brothers, Scotty Ray, Jason Ryan and Christopher Lewis; two sisters, Amy Michelle and Ashley Dawn; his maternal grandparents, Teddy and Lizzie Goodrich; his paternal grandparents, Lewis and Martha Jackson, all of Keysville; paternal great-grandparents, Alonzo and Louise Jackson of Drakes Branch.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Tussekiah Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Browning Funeral Home, Keysville is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: William Reginald Jackson
Newspaper: The Southside Messengeer, Keysville, VA, June 21 - 27, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mr. William Reginald Jackson lost his four-year battle with cancer June 16, 2012. Born June 25, 1947, he was preceded in death by his patents, Frances Garrett Jackson and Ray Albert Jackson, and brother Curtis Albert Jackson. He is survived by his devoted wife and lifetime soul mate, Deborah Martin Jackson; two sisters, Cheryl Jackson Jennings of Farmville, and Brenda Jackson Robinson (Dale) of Pamplin; two nieces, Stacy Kinder of Appomattox and Kimberly Boettcher of Prospect; four great nieces; and one great nephew. He also leaves behind a multitude of wonderful friends, family, and former students. He was surrounded by loving caregivers and friends until the very end.
William was a retired educator for Charlotte County Public Schools. He was a life-long teacher and learner. He enjoyed helping friends and family with problem solving, and had a great zest for life. His sense of humor and smile were his signature along with his love of travel and the Phillies.
A celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Grace Episcopal Church in Drakes Branch, Va., with a visitation starting at noon, prior to the service at that same location. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the animal shelter of your choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville was in charge of the arrangements.


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

Obit: RITES HELD FOR MRS MATTIE A. JAMES
Mrs. Mattie A. James departed this life April 25, 1979 in Keysville, Va.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary L. Johnson of New York City, Mrs. Lucille Franklin of Keysville; two brothers, Mr. Taylor Anderson and Mr. Rudolph Anderson of Norfolk; three sisters-in-law; three nieces; four nephews; four great-nieces; four great-nephews; four nieces-in-law, and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m. from the Forest Baptist Church, Meherrin, Va., with interment in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Eula Paulette Marston Jefferson
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, May, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Eula Paulette Marston Jefferson, age 102, of Charlotte Court House, VA, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Eula was born on November 9, 1909, to the late Alfred Eugene and Alice Paulette Marston. She is survived by one son, Phillip Jefferson and his wife, Nancy Ellen Jefferson of Charlotte Court House, VA; one grandson, Michael Phillip Jefferson and his wife Chris Jefferson of Charlotte Court House, VA; one great-grandson, Michael Phillip Jefferson, Jr. of Charlotte Court House, VA; and one sister, Susie Lee Knife. Eula was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Jefferson; one son, Freddie Douglas Jefferson; six brothers, Floyd Henry Marston, Lloyd Marston, Alfred Eugene Marston, James Walter Marston, Claude Wilks Marston, and Martin Paulette Marston; four sisters, Alice Clement Marston, Della Marston, Mimmie Scruggs, Lillian Marston Layne. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church, Charlotte Court House, VA, with interment to follow in Cullen Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullen, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Faber Blain Jefferson, Jr.
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Faber Blain Jefferson, Jr. of Midlothian, died suddenly on Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was born to the late Faber Blain Jefferson and Ola Mae Bennett in Red House, Virginia on October 11, 1927. He graduated from Randolph Henry High School, class of 1945, and immediately joined the Navy to serve in World War II, and was stationed in Alaska. Upon his return, he earned an Associate Degree at Danville Technical Institute. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Wilson Jefferson; son, Faber Blain Jefferson, III; brothers, Carey Jefferson, Melvin Jefferson; sisters, Hilda Paulette, Edna Smith. Faber is survived by his children, Rebecca J. Durham, and husband, Don of Chapel Hill, NC; Perry, and wife, Elizabeth Lil of Midlothian, VA; Carolyn J. Eppes, and husband, John of Aylett, VA; Hazel J. Snead, and husband, Donnie of Midlothian, VA. His pride and joy, 12 grandchildren, Trey Fricke, and wife, Heather; Ross Durham; Braelyn Jefferson; Douglas Jefferson, and wife, Ashley; Phillip Jefferson, Grace Jefferson, Luke Jefferson; Morgan Eppes, Catherine Eppes Fletcher, and husband, Reggie; Hayden Snead, Olivia Snead, Abigail Snead; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas and Lauren Fricke. He is also survived by two step children, Karla Parrish, and husband, Milton, and their children, Jessica Layman and husband, David; Lauren Dillon and husband, Travis and their son, Zachary; Keith Miller, and wife, Ann, and their son, Christopher.
Faber was a sales engineer and retired from Automatic Equipment Sales in Richmond, Virginia. Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 18 at 11:00 AM in Keysville, Virginia at Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, 8687 Church Street, Keysville, VA 23947. Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Red House Cemetery Fund, c/o Chuck May, 6352 Red House Road, Appomattox, VA 24522, or a charity of your choice.


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

Mr. Phillip Martin Jefferson, age 72, of Charlotte Court House, died on Saturday, August 20, 2016, in Virginia Baptist Hospital.
Phillip is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Nancy Ellen Hardee Jefferson; son, Michael Phillip Jefferson Chris; step-son, Franklin Hardee McCargo Annette, step-daughters, Lisa McCargo Wilson Timmy, and Tracy McCargo Newton Tony; grandson, Michael Phillip Jefferson Jr.; step-grandchildren, Shannon Adams, Allyson Adams, Lindsey Booth, Kayla McCargo, Cody Wilson, Dakota Wilson, Danny Newton, April Newton, Nicole Newton; step great-grandchildren, Isabella Newton, Declan Newton. He is also survived by dear cousins. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Nelson Jefferson; father, Willie Douglas Jefferson; mother, Eula Marston Jefferson; brother, Freddie Douglas Jefferson; step grandson, Michael Newton.
Phillip was born in Halifax County and at a young age moved to Charlotte County where he resided for 67 years. He attended Charlotte County public schools. He was an Electrical Lineman in his younger years until he became disabled in 1978. Phillip was a member of Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House. The last two years of his life he resided at Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lynchburg.
A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 2 p.m., in Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House, with interment to follow in Cullen Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullen. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, from 7 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church Land Fund, P O Box 96, Charlotte Court House, VA, 23923. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


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

ELIZABETH “Betty Boop” SCALES CLAY SHEPHEARD JEMINEZ, 80, of Charlotte Court House, VA went to be with her Lord on Sunday June 12th 2016 while playing her favorite song at Buffalo Presbyterian Church. She was the loving wife of Genaro Flores Jeminez. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Wilford Merle Shepheard, father, Harry L. Clay senior and Mother Elizabeth B. “Snooks” Clay, mother-in-law Maria Flores JEMINEZ of San Luiz de la Paz GTO Mexico and Mary S. Clay. She left behind the cherish her memory her loving husband, Genaro Jeminez , daughter Cheryl Byers Randy of Big Island, Kimberly Longo Tom of Claremont, NC, son Gordon Shepheard Annette of Charlotte Court House and daughter Florence Bumgarner Darrell of Claremont, NC, 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren all of whom she cherished. Also left behind are her brother Harry L. Clay Jr of Dinwiddie and two sisters, Nancy Clay Cook Phil of Burkeville and Mary Catherine Wright Kenneth of Charlotte Court House. And numerous members of her late husband Wilford Merle Shepheard’s family.
Services are to be held at Phenix Presbyterian Church, 200 Church Street, Phenix Virginia on Thursday June 16th. Viewing will be from noon until 2:00 p.m. with Services immediately following. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte Court House followed by a reception at the Phenix Presbyterian Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family


Name of Deceased: Edna Pugh Jennings
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 20, 1933
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MRS. JENNINGS DIES IN LYNCHBURG HOSPITAL
Mrs. Edna Pugh Jennings, wife of William A. Jennings, of Madisonville, died Sunday at Lynchburg Hospital after an illness of several months. Mrs. Jennings was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Pugh of Charlotte County, and sister of W.S. Pugh of Madisonville.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Elizabeth and Jane Etta; three sons, Frank, Hamlette, and Harold.  Services were conducted Monday at the Cenetary (Centenary) Methodist Church, at Madisonville, by Drs. Reed and White.  Active pall bearers were nephews of the deceased.
Among those attending the funeral of Mrs. Jennings were: Mr. and Mrs. Otis Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Hamilton, Miss Grace Chappell, T.H. Chappell, and D.Q. Eggleston.


Name of Deceased: William Arthur Jennings
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, October 6, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR W. A. JENNINGS
William Arthur Jennings, 79, died Friday at a Lynchburg hospital. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Centennary Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
He was born in Lynchburg, July 23, 1876, a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Henry Jennings. He was a member of Centennary Methodist Church, Madisonville.
Surviving are three sons, W.H. and Frank D. Jennings, both of Madisonville, and Hamlet G. Jennings, of Petersburg; two daughters, Mrs. Ivan Clark, of Branwell, W.Va., and Mrs. Ralph Wilkinson of Drakes Branch; three sisters, Mrs. W.S. Pugh, of Madisonville; Mrs. H.B. Pack, of Blacksburg, and Miss Lucille Jennings, of Farmville, and a brother, Harry Jennings of Martinsville, and three grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were: James Pugh, Dr. William Pugh, William Marshall, Thomas R. Pugh, and Scott Franklin.


Name of Deceased:  Sallie A. Johns
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  December 13, 1945.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Johns Dies At Home of Daughter
Mrs. Sallie A. Johns, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James H. Faulkner, Alton, December 4, 1945.  Funeral services were conducted Friday December 7 at the grave in the family cemetery near Red Oak.  The Rev. C.H. Watts officiated.  Mrs. Johns is survived by four children, S.A. Johns, Bagley's Mill; John L. Johns, Stone Cliff, W.Va., T.C. Johns, Red Oak, and Mrs. James H. Faulkner, Alton, and nine grandchildren, Mildred Johns of Kenbridge, Jacqueline and Virginia Johns of Stone Cliff, W.Va., Nancy Josephine and Billie Johns of Red Oak, James Faulkner, U.S. Army, Camp Swift, Texas, Alice Faulkner, Harrisonburg and Sandy Faulkner, Alton, Va.


Name of Deceased: Dewell S. Johnson
Newspaper: The Southside Neighbor, Keysville, VA,  January 5-11, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Dewell S. Johnson, age 75, of Keysville, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011. He is survived by four brothers, his twin brother, H. Dwight Johnson, Maynard L. Johnson, Raymond C. Johnson and L. Curtis Johnson; three sisters, Annie Price, Ross Gallion and Joyce Banton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Friday, December 30, 2011, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, Va. The amily received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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

Born on Dec. 22, 1928
Departed on May 5, 2015 and resided in Phenix, VA.

Florine Gunnell Johnson, age 86, of Phenix, VA passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 after a long battle with dementia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy W. Johnson. Florine is survived by a daughter, Camy Shipp and husband, Gene; a son, Roy Lee Johnson and wife, Elizabeth; two granddaughters, Kelly Bell and husband, Josh, and Keeshia Shipp; a great-granddaughter, Teegan Bell; a step-son, Billy Johnson and wife Clara; a sister, Helen Powell and husband, Bobby. The family would like to thank Chase City Nursing and Rehabilitation for their dedication.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 in the Midway Baptist Church, Phenix, VA, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Camy Shipp and in the Midway Baptist Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name  of Deceased:  Howard "Red" Dwight Johnson
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Dec. 16, 1936
Departed on Oct. 11, 2014 and resided in Meherrin, VA.
Howard "Red" Dwight Johnson, 77, of Meherrin, VA, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014. 
He was the son of late Leonard Lee and Flossie Mae Queen Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary K. Johnson, son Derek K Johnson, granddaughter Tiffany Marie Johnson, twin brother Dewell Johnson, and sister Naomi Childress.
Red was a welder and retired from Kyanite Mines in 1996.
He is survived by his son Kevin Johnson, daughter-in-law Terri Johnson, daughter Donna Sarver, son-in-law Huntre Sarver, step-son Gene Campbell, daughter-in-law Joyce Campbell, step-son Steven Campbell daughter-in-law Betty Campbell, step-daughter Kathy Haynes and son-in-law Robert Haynes, three brothers, Maynard L. Johnson, Raymond C. Johnson, and L. Curtis Johnson; three sisters, Anne Price, Ross Gallion, Joyce Banton, many grandchildren, great-grand children, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 2 PM, Monday, October 13, 2014, Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  M. Rhea Blankenship Johnson
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Mrs. M. Rhea Blankenship Johnson, “Mama Rhea” went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. She was born on August 31, 1923, in Wythe County, VA. “Mama Rhea” is predeceased by her husband, Rev. Argle Johnson, and daughter, Deborah Johnson Vassar. She is survived by daughters, Wanda J. Bowen Bobby of Farmville and Sandy J. Shupe Dennis of Mechanicsville. “Mama Rhea” was blessed by seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind two sisters, Gladys Blankenship Brewer of Johnson City, TN, and Barbara Blankenship Hall of Bumpass, VA. “Mama Rhea” devoted her life to helping her husband with spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She was known for her quick wit and could cook enough for an army at a moment’s notice. She loved music and would gladly participate in musical events at many churches. She also enjoyed digging into the earth and planting flowers. “Mama Rhea” loved babies. Her blue eyes would sparkle at the thought of making people laugh—this was a special family trait…
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 31, 2016, in Emmanuel Bible Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery, Keysville, VA. The family will receive friends at the Emmanuel Bible Church on Friday, December 30, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Emmanuel Bible Church Building Fund. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased:  Mabel C. Johnson
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Mabel C. Johnson Died Thursday, July 3rd
Mrs. Mabel Childrey Johnson, age 46, of Drakes Branch, died in a Farmville hospital Thursday, July 3, 1975.  
She is survived by her husband, Charles B. (Bennie) Johnson; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise McLaughlin of Richmond; two sons, Robert B and Donald S. Johnson, both of Drakes Branch; her father, James R. Childrey, Halifax; four sisters, Mrs. Betty Tuck of Roanoke, Mrs. Sarah Powell of Scottsburg, Miss Charlotte Childrey and Miss Beckie Childrey, both of Halifax; three brothers, James Childrey of Halifax, Lewis Childrey of South Boston and Thomas Childrey of Lawrenceville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5 from the Drakes Branch Presbyterian Church with interment in the church cemetery.
The family requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad.

Letter From The Editor
Mabel Childrey Johnson was a friend to all she met and a friend of mine.  Her death last Thursday saddened all of us here at the Gazette and her many, many friends thoughout Southside Virginia.
No one was a stranger to Mabel. She treated all that she met with kindness and always had a bright smile and a kind word for everyone.
She was the type of person that you seldom meet more than once in a lifetime...and you feel that your life is richer for having known her.
We all love our children and family, but I don't believe I have ever seen or known anyone with the abundance of love that she carried in her heart for her family...and her friends.
I know that all of Mabel's friends join me in extending sympathy to her family.


Name of Deceased:  Pamela Wilmouth Johnson
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

February 20, 1950 - August 11, 2017
Pamela Wilmouth Johnson 67 of Powhatan, VA passed away on August 11, 2017.
She was born in Wayne County West Virginia to the late Coleman and Mary Burke Wilmouth on February 20, 1950. She was raised in Charlotte County and married William Henderson Johnson in 1974. She was a member of Farmville Presbyterian Church and work 36 years in the school system. She worked as a Gym teacher at Prince Edward Elementary School and was a favorite among her students. She had many hobbies including music, art, playing tennis, basketball, singing karaoke, gardening and playing the violin. 
She is survived by her husband, one son William Henderson Johnson Jr. from Farmville, VA a daughter Abbi Johnson Williams (Dane) of Powhatan, VA 2 sisters Nina Davis (Jerry) of Lexington, NC, Jane Hayes (Tommy) of Keysville, VA, 2 grandchildren Rylan Christian Williams, Allie Carrington Williams and 2 brothers Paul and David Lykins.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:00PM in the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home. Family will receive friends on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association PO Box 37022 Boone, IA 50037-0022.  Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com.


Name of Deceased:  Raymond Clarke “Mickey” Johnson
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Feb. 17, 1931
Departed on Apr. 13, 2015 and resided in Phenix, VA.

Raymond Clarke Johnson "Mickey", age 84, of Phenix, VA, departed this life at home on April 13, 2015. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years Willie Jean; three sisters, Anne Price, Ross Gallion, and Joyce Banton; and one brother, Curtis Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Flossie Johnson; one sister, Naomi Childress; and three brothers, Maynard, Dewell, and Dwight Johnson. He served four years in the U S Air Force and was employed by Parker Oil Company as Plant Manager for most of his working years.
A private burial will be held at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Phenix, VA. A visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in the Falling River Baptist Church, Brookneal, VA, with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Sadie Dean Johnson
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Sadie Dean Johnson, 91, of Keysville, passed away on Thursday, April 11, at the home of her daughter in Newport News, Virginia, where she resided in recent years. She was born June 15, 1921, in Cana, Virginia, to the late James Husie and Rosa May Dean, and was one of seven children.
She was employed by Burlington Industries, retiring after thirty years of service. She enjoyed the outdoors, planting and growing flowers and vegetables, as well as, sewing, quilting and cooking. In the years after her retirement she took care of young children in her home, many of whom will remember her fondly.
She is survived by her children, Betty J. Roach (Lynwood) of Newport News; Larry N. Johnson of Williamsburg, his fiancÚ Cathy and her sons, Ethan and Nicholas; and Sandra J. Canter of Goldsboro, NC; five grandchildren, Todd Roach, Bo and Tate Johnson, Shannon and Shaun Smith; and eight great-grandchildren, Katje and Taylor, Dylan, Kaleb, Jordan, Gabriel, Josef and Shayelyn. She is also survived by three sisters, Luzetta Dodson, Iva Reinhardt, and Irene Zita, and by one brother, Glen Dean. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Raymond, as well as, a brother, Junior Dean, a sister, Ann Driskill, and a grandson, Chris Smith. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends.
A visitation will take place from 7 to 9 p.m., on Monday, April 15, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, and funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home with Reverend Aubrey Heath, Reverend Deborah Dail, and Reverend Rusty Norton officiating. Burial will be at Eureka Baptist Church Cemetery. A reception will follow at the church. The family asks that anyone who wishes to make a donation in her honor send it to The Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Stanley Otis Johnson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, November 6, 1975
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES FOR MR. S.O. JOHNSON
Stanley Otis Johnson, age 92, died at his home at 7504 Griffin Ave., Richmond, Va., Monday, October 27, 1975. Mr. Johnson was born in Charlotte County and was the son of the late Thomas A. Johnson and Ella Crawley Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nettie Deaner Johnson; three daughters, Mrs. Bertha J. Haddock and Mrs. Dorothy J. Atkinson, both of Richmond, and Mrs. Bessie J. Carneal of Colonial Heights, Va.; two sons, Stanley O. Johnson, Jr. of Richmond and Mallory T. Johnson of Colonial Heights; one sister, Mrs. A.H. Hamilton, Sr., of Drakes Branch; one brother, Walter S. Johnson of Richmond; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Johnson was a member of Fairmount United Methodist Church and an honorary member of the Administrative Board. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 29 at Fairmount United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond.


Name of Deceased: Sula C. Johnson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 28, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. SULA JOHNSON
A funeral service for Mrs. Sula C. Johnson, 63, who died Sunday at her home at Ontario, was held Tuesday, July 26, at Browning Funeral Home, Keysville. Burial was in the Ontario Christian Church Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, who was born in Lunenburg County, lived in Charlotte County for a number of years and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Bennie R. Johnson, of Winston Salem, N.C, and Rennie R. Johnson, of Saxe; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.


Name of Deceased: William Metches Johnson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 10, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES SUNDAY FOR W. M. JOHNSON
Funeral services for William Metches Johnson, 82, who died last Friday at his home at Phenix, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Midway Baptist Church in Campbell County, with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Flora Sterne Johnson; five sons, E.M. Johnson, of Charlotte Court House; Bennie Johnson, of Roxboro, N.C.; and Roger Roy and Herbert Johnson, all of Phenix; five daughters, the Misses Patsy and Mable Johnson and Mrs. Ernest Jones, all of Phenix, and Mrs. F.H.  Mason and Mrs. Hubert Gilliland, of Brookneal; four brothers, O.L., L.L. and F.H. Johnson, of Brookneal, and J.C. Johnson, of Phenix; 17 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
 


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

REV. DR. L. B. JOHNSTON
The many friends of Dr. Johnston will be anxious to know more than has been published about the circumstances and causes of his unexpected death. The first attack, awakening apprehensions of approaching paralysis took place on Easter Sunday, in the pulpit at South Boston, necessitating his being taken home to the adjoining parsonage. But he speedily rallied, and so thoroughly that on the 9th of April he went to Presbytery at Keysville. The writer, who was a fellow lodger with him there, had heard nothing of the incident above mentioned, and saw nothing in him that aroused any suspicion that he was not in perfect health. He took his usual active part in the business of the Presbytery, and a letter from him a few days afterwards was most cheerful in tone touching his health; saying, however, that as soon as the adjourned meeting of Presbytery, that was to be held on the 10th of May at So. Boston, was over, he would take a vacation.
But before that time arrived, two other, slighter attacks alarmed his home physician, and led to his speedy removal to the hospital in Richmond. The doctors there enjoined cessation from work, and he at once resigned his charge at Black Walnut, reserving action in regard to So. Boston until his return home. He was improving apparently somewhat at the time, but soon had a paralytic stroke. He again seemed to rally somewhat, but other unfavorable symptoms supervening, he gradually failed, till on the 8th of June he "fell on sleep." His body was brought to South Boston for interment, where simple but very impressive burial services were conducted by Dr. Laird, of Danville, on Sunday afternoon, June 9th. A good and valuable man rests from his abundant labors. His Presbytery will greatly miss him. He was always present at our meetings and an active influential member. He was warm hearted and sympathetic. The writer was warmly attached to him. He was in his 59th year; Mrs. Johnston died some years ago. He leaves three grown sons in prosperous business.
H.A.B.


Name of Deceased:  Betty Lee Cobb Jones
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

October 29, 1924 - February 28, 2017

Betty Lee Cobb Jones, 92, of Charlotte Court House, VA passed away at her home on February 28, 2017. She was born in Prince Edward on October 29, 1924 to the late Henry A. and Grace Carter Cobb.
She grew up in Charlotte County and graduated from Randolph Henry High School and married “L.M.” Jones. Together they built and ran Jones Oil Co. From the beginning she was instrumental in running the business. They sold the business in the mid 70’s due to LM’s health and she spent the next 22 years as a constant and loving care giver to him. Her favorite past time was antiquing. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother Henry Archer “H.A.” Cobb, a sister Sadie Cobb Dobbins and her husband Francis.
She is survived by her nephew Hank Dobbins (Debbie) from LaGrange, GA, many more cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express many thanks for the many special caregivers who took care of her for so many years.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2:00PM at Village Presbyterian Church in Charlotte CH, VA. Interment to follow in Bethlehem Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service at Village Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions.

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

Deborah Osborne “Debbie” Jones, age 63, of Charlotte Court House, VA passed away Monday, September 5, 2016. She is preceded in death by her father, Charlie A. Osborne. Debbie is survived by her husband, of 42 years, James D. “Jimmy” Jones, a son, David Jones, her mother, Dorothy H. Osborne, a sister, Kim Pillow Rodney, three nephews, Dustin Pillow Kendall, Corbin Pillow, Benjamin Jones Teresa, three nieces, Christy Epperly Darren, Amy Morris Michael, Michelle Owens Greg; six great-nieces and great-nephews, Grady Pillow, Jessica, Austin, and Joseph Bane, Megan and Hanna Owens; and two brothers-in-law, Robert W. Jones Becky and John Michael Jones Marilyn. She was employed by Charlotte County Public Schools for 35 years as a Secretary and Bookkeeper. Debbie loved to read, enjoyed her flowers, loved traveling and taking pictures and sending cards to friends and loved ones.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2016 in the Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte C.H., VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016. Contributions can be made to the Charlotte County Retired Teacher’s Association, Charlotte County Rescue Squad, or the Barksdale Foundation. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.


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

Edith “Katy” Jones, of Charlotte Court House, VA, was born on November 4, 1933, passed away on December 31, 2015.
She is survived by three children, Sharon O’Neal, Charles Dodd, James Jones and his wife, Libby; four grandchildren, James Jones, Brandon Jones, Alex Jones, and Laura Lynn; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Bowen and Gay Allen; one brother, Fonzie Fitzwater; best friend, Mary Whitlock; and many many more family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


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

 James Ray Jones, age 80, of Red Oak, VA, passed away on Thursday, August 18. 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Elsie R. Jones; a brother, Ryland A. Jones, and a sister-in-law, Margaret B. Jones. He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Brenda V. Jones; brother-in-law, Wayne Vaughan and wife, Linda; one niece, Gwendolyn Rogers and husband, Steve; five nephews, Aubrey Jones, Taylor Vaughan, Waylin Vaughan and wife, Sarah, Jay Ramsey and wife, Lisa; Jason Ramsey and wife, Dana; a great-niece, Ruby Ramsey: and three great-nephews, Gregory Rogers, Tyler Ramsey, and Wyatt Vaughan.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2016 in the Hebron U.M.C. with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home at all times. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Louis D. Jones
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. L.D. JONES
Louie D. Jones 82, formerly of Galax died August 1, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Andrew Lineberry of Charlotte Court House. Besides Mrs. Lineberry, he is survived by seven other children, Rennie of Glalax; Homer of Charlotte C.H.; L.M. and John Wayne of Phenix; Mrs. Dewey Carrico and Mrs. Bill Edwards of Galax and Mrs. Charlie Carter of Newport News. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and one brother Grover Jones of Galax.


Name of Deceased:  Loyd Nelson Jones
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 15, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Loyd Nelson Jones Died At His Home Wednesday

Loyd Nelson Jones, age 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.O. Jones, died at his home near Red Oak, on February 7, after a short illness.
Burial was at Antioch Baptist Church February 8.  He is survived by his father and mother; three sisters, and five brothers, Norma Alease, Evelyn Mae, Mary Joyce, Herman Oaks, Reginald Winn, David Gilliam, Garnett Love and James Garland Jones.


Name of Deceased:  Marion "Mike" Hatcher Jones
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

April 10, 1936 - May 29, 2017

Marion “Mike” Hatcher Jones, age 81 of Farmville, Virginia, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017. He was born in Charlotte County, Virginia on April 10, 1936 to the late James Franklin Jones and Martha Lipscomb Jones.
Mr. Jones retired from B&W as a welder. He was an avid bird hunter, and was a guide with the Copper Mine Hunting Club in Keysville, Virginia. He loved bird dogs, and started raising Tall Man Setters in 1957. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Kermit Jones.
He is survived by his daughter, Gail Carter of Mechanicsville, sons, Randy Marion Jones of Farmville, and Barry Kim Jones (Tabitha) of Cookeville, TN, a brother, Bobby A. Jones of Wichita Falls, TX, a sister, Clara Sowell of Brookneal, seven grandchildren, Randy Matthew, Randy Michael, Edwin James, Ayla Nicole, Ashley Brooke, Jackson Gage, and Chace Logan Jones, and two great granddaughters, Alyssa Grace and Katelyn Mae Jones. He is also survived by his special friend, Betty Kidd, of Farmville.
A graveside service will be held at Trinity Memorial Gardens on Saturday, June 3, at 11:00am. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com


Name of Deceased: Martha R. Jones
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 10, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

SERVICES FOR MRS. MARTHA JONES
A funeral service for Mrs. Martha R. Jones, 67, who died Monday, January 31 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Reid after a long illness, was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in the Wylliesburg Presbyterian Church by the pastor, Rev. H.M. Watts, with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Jones was the widow of George L. Jones, she was a native of Wylliesburg, and a daughter of the late J.T. and Mary Russell. Surviving besides Mrs. Reid are three other daughters, Mrs. Raymond Rickman, Mrs. Nick Dickerson of Wylliesburg, and Mrs. Kenneth Gregory of Red Oak, and two sons, Buster and Bill Jones of Wylliesburg; a brother, Buster Russell of Ontario; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Name of Deceased:  Nancy Carol Shook Jones
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward  Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

June 27, 1948 - December 14, 1015
Nancy Carol Shook Jones, 67, of Charlotte CH, VA, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015. She was born on June 27, 1948, in Keysville, VA, to Clarence “Teen” and the late Mary Rutledge Shook. She loved camping and spending time with her family and church family. She was a long time active member of Madisonville Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her father; Clarence "Teen" Shook, husband; Ennis Jones, 2 sons; Eddie Jones (Shawna) of Phenix, VA, and Chris Jones (Kim) of Appomattox, VA, and 6 grandchildren; Tristan, Alexis, Taylor, Peter, Carrie Scott, and Noah.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 18, 2015, at Madisonville Presbyterian Church at 3:00PM. Family will receive friends from 1:00PM – 3:00PM at the church before
the service. Interment will follow service in the Madisonville Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com


Name of Deceased: Nannie Glass Jones
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites For Mrs. Nannie G. Jones
Mrs. Nannie Glass Jones, 68, of Route 1, Halifax, Va., died Tuesday, March 4, 1975 in South Boston General Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Roy T. Jones of Halifax; two daughters, Mrs. B. J. Jennings, Jr. of Halifax and Mrs. Mildred J. Blanks of Richmond; one son, Howard Thomas Jones of Keysville, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Hancock of Halifax; three brothers, Jimmy Glass of South Boston, Herman and Leroy Glass of Sebring, Ohio; three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty United Church of Christ with interment in the church cemetery.


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

Born on Jul. 27, 1925
Departed on Jun. 21, 2015 and resided in Charlotte Court House, VA.

Rejoice with the family and friends of Nathalie Averett Jones as they announce her earthly death on June 21, 2015. After 17 years of patiently waiting, Nathalie Averett Jones has rejoined her beloved husband Robert Hoyt Jones. The couple currently resides in heaven. In spite of the delay in joining "the Chief" Mrs. J. retained her sweet disposition and was a blessing to all who knew her. Nathalie's life speaks for itself. She was the epitome of a Christian woman, a loving wife and mother. Proverbs 31 could have been written about her. She was born July 27, 1925 in Flat Creek, Alabama, cherished middle daughter of Clara Austin Mastin and Edward Boyle Averett and sister of Clara Austin Averett Robeson(Ed Robeson III) of Filbert, SC; Edward Boyle Averett, Jr.(Charlotte) of Chattanooga, TN.) and Mary Lee Averett Powell(Ben) of Chickamauga, GA. There are intangible gifts a mother can give her children. Mrs J. gave them all. The first is to give them faith. The second is to love their father. A third is teaching them what is right but loving and supporting them when they are wrong. Another is choosing to love the partners her children married. From the time she was a child Mrs. J. said she wanted 8 children. After giving birth to four children, this plan was redesigned. Mrs. J. still achieved her goal by treating her first four children's spouses as her own. They are Shelby and Gary Walker(of Charlotte Court House), Dempsey and Maria Jones(of Farmville), Averett and Susan Jones(of Keysville) , and Bert and Bambi Jones(of Glen Allen). Grandchildren: Lindsay S. W. Webb(Mark), Alexis M. W. Brown(Alex), Reid A. Walker, Edgar D. Jones(Erin), Thomas A. Jones, Evan M. Jones(Allison), Vadim V. Glinkin, Elizabeth B. Jones, Lyle Mastin J. Leake(James), Harley E. B. Jones. Great-grand-children: Bradford, Couper, Mattie, Harrison, Will, Tucker, Audrey, Jackson, Nate, Graham, Alistair, Julian, Landon, Emrys. Dear friends and caregivers: Pat T. Holt, Inga Hines, Elise T. Marston, Carolyn Baldwin, Jean Lockett, Lisa T. Traynham, and Nancy Allen. She graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1943, from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1947 earning a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biology and Home Economics/Child Development. In 1984, she completed a Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling from Longwood College. She spent her early years of marriage as a housewife rearing children and being supportive of her husband as he was repeatedly transferred with his job. Hoyt went to work for Burlington Industries in 1952 and worked there for 20 years in North Carolina and Virginia, moving 12 times in 15 years. She was the biblical standard of "Whither thou goest I will go." as she followed her beloved Hoyt to almost every town in North Carolina with a Burlington Mill. Nat made a home in each new place, flexible and imaginative, meeting needs and serving through Sunday School, women's circles, Bible studies, Brownies, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and camping. She maintained discipline with a mixture of love and a flyswatter. However her "spankings" literally would not have hurt a fly. The fact that she was disappointed was the punishment. She wove all things together and wrapped them in joy. People loved to gather where she was and one dear niece called her "Aunt Fun". In 1964, the Joneses moved to Keysville, Virginia. After her youngest son started school Mrs. J. dusted off her teaching certificate and taught Biology at Randolph-Henry for many years. Although she was an excellent teacher, all of her students knew her weakness. They could get her off subject by asking her about her faith. She taught science but saw no conflict with God creating science. Her faith could not be shaken and in spite of this her students learned biology also. She established the Youth For Christ club which influenced hundreds of students. She was transferred to Central Middle School where she served as an Earth Science teacher and guidance counselor. In 1970, Hoyt retired from Burlington and opened a Western Auto store in Farmville Virginia where he, Nat and various configurations of the children worked until he retired in 1989 and Dempsey took over. One of Nat's ventures at Western Auto was "The Mustard Seed"-a Christian bookstore. She retired from teaching in June of1990 with 25 years of service in Charlotte County. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, most recently the Briery congregation and supported every organization in which her children were involved. In addition to her plan for eight children Mrs. J planned on living on a 100 acre farm named Green Pastures from the 23rd Psalm. In God's perfect plan she ended up on a 14 acre farm she named Still Waters also from the Psalm. It was at Still Waters that she completed rearing her children and where her beloved husband died. Although she earned a teaching certificate in college, Nat never planned to teach. Her first job after graduation, when she needed to be in Chattanooga due to her mother's heart condition, was teaching. She found that she loved teaching and taught in different ways for the rest of her life. She taught in high school, middle school, pre-school, Sunday School, Bible studies, Girl and Cub Scouts, vacation Bible school, small groups, as a guidance counselor, through Pilgrimage talks, cluster programs, English as a second language, and as a newspaper columnist. She taught by her words, her actions, her choices and her love. As her health declined, she taught Scripture and family history to the ladies who helped her. In the old Southern tradition Mrs. J. fed anyone who happened to be around at mealtimes and offered hospitality to any in need. She was always willing to adjust her life for the benefit of those who needed her. Her life was marked by joy and generosity, even in the hardest times. She loved and served her God, her husband, her children, her grandchildren, all of her extended family, her church, her community and the strangers that she met. Her heart was always willing to serve in whatever came to her hand and she always shared. Although dementia dimmed her mind, her gracious love was still evident. "What can I do to help you?" was her question even as she came to need more and more help herself. She leaves a "Nat" shaped hole in our lives, but we greatly rejoice in her graduation to heaven and her reunion with all those she loved who have gone before. . Nathalie, Mrs. J, Nat, Grandmother, Great-mama, Aunt Nat will be missed by many but her legacy will live forever in those who loved her. 
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Briery Presbyterian Church Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home, 333 David Bruce Avenue, Charlotte Court House, VA, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Young Life Southside Virginia , PO Box 48, Farmville, VA 23901. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Phil. C. Jones
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Keysville, Va., May 27th, 1907
Mr. Phil. C. Jones passed away at his home yesterday, May 26th, after a short illness. His remains were deposited in the Keysville Cemetery, on 27th, at 3 p.m. Mr. Jones was a native of Dinwiddie county Va. He married Miss Pamella J. Hines, of Prince Edward county, who with two children, Alice and Leander survive him to mourn their loss. The deceased became a resident of Charlotte county about 65 years ago, and has since lived the quiet, industrious and useful life of a farmer, near Keysville. For more than 50 years he was a consistent and useful member of the Ash Camp Baptist church. He lived to the good old age of 87 years, and while his latter days were those of physical weakness, yet his hope in Christ was strong, and died in the "triumph of the faith."
"Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord, from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they rest from their labors." To the members of the bereaved family we extend our hearty sympathy.
Yours, Very Truly,
E.H. Powell

We join most fully with Bro. Powell in expression of sympathy for the family of our aged deceased brother, with whom we had known many years since. He was a man of few words, but his life was an illustration of christian faith; his religion was that of the heart, and not merely of the lips.
ED.
(The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, June 6, 1907 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)


Name of Deceased: Richard Lewis Jones
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 21, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR RICHARD L JONES
Funeral services were held for Richard Lewis Jones, 56, at the Public Fork Christian Church on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 with interment in the family cemetery at his home. Mr. Jones died enroute to a Richmond Hospital where he was being rushed on Friday.
Surviving are his two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Fitz of Red Oak; and Mrs. Tom Collie of Randolph; two brothers, Benson R. Jones and Alvin T. Jones both of Red Oak.
Pallbearers were his nephews, Nelson Jones, Fletcher Collie, Harvey Fitz, Burnell Jones, Joseph Jones, and Thomas Collie.


Name of Deceased:  Ruth Rickman Jones
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  March 21, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. W.T. Jones Died Saturday
The funeral of Mrs. Ruth Rickman Jones, who died Saturday in a Richmond hospital, was held at Public Fork Christian Church at 3 P.M. Sunday.  Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, W.T. Jones, at Red Oak, and eight children, Ruby, Gladys, Jean, Frances, James Carl, Margaret, and Barbara Jones, all of Red Oak, her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Rickman; one sister and five brothers.


Name of Deceased:  Willie Preston Jones
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Submitted By
:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Feb. 26, 2012
Departed on Nov. 29, 2013 and resided in Charlotte Court House, VA.

Willie Preston Jones, Sr., age 84, of Charlotte Court House, VA, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013. He was the son of the late Joseph H. and Annie Lipscomb Jones of Phenix, VA. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris Baker Jones; four children, Willie P. Jones, Jr., and wife Maureen of Dinwiddie, Chester G. Jones and wife Brenda of Darlington Heights, Marilyn J. Watson and husband Roy of Cumberland, Joan J. Covington and husband Gary of North Carolina; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister Evelyn O'Quinn of Ohio. Willie was retired from the Carpenters Union in Richmond, VA. He was dearly loved by his family and friends.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at Beulah United Methodist Church Cemetery in Abilene, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Catherine Marie Jordan
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, 1999
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held For Catherine Marie Jordan
Catherine Marie Jordan, age 40, of Drakes Branch, died Saturday December 4, 1999.
Surviving are two daughters, Candace Dawn Jordan and Cathy-Leigh Jordan; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Murray; two brothers, David Wayne Murray and Preston William Hatcher.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, in the Murray-Duffer Family Cemetery, Saxe, Virginia.
Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Herbert Jordan
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, October 22, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

HERBERT JERDAN
Funeral services of Herbert Jordan who died in North Carolina from injuries sustained in an automobile wreck, were held at Midway Church Wednesday, October 14th, at four o'clock.
Burial was in the family plot at Midway, and the services were conducted by Rev. Gordon, of Red House.  He was only 28 years old. He leaves a mother, the wife of the late David Jerdon, the following brothers and sisters: Messrs. Wheeler Jerdon, Claude Jerdon, Monroe Jerdon, Mrs. Sublette, Mrs. Eugene Sublette.
The acting pall bearers were: Messrs. Wesley Irley, of Kenbridge, Maloyd Brightwell, of Madisonville, Oden Roach, Raymond Roach and Percy Harper, all of Brookneal.
Honorary pall bearers were: Messrs. Floyd Mason, E.L. Petty, R.L. Snell, Martin Smith, Flood Andrews, Clyde Pillow.  A large crowd attended.


Name of Deceased: Joseph Jordan
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, October 11, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: DEATH OF MR. JOE JORDAN
The said intelligence has just reached this office of the death of Mr. Joe Jordan, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Baxter St. John, near Cullen, yesterday, October 10th. Interment will be made at Spring Creek Church, Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Mr. Jordan was the father of Mr. B.L. Jordan of Cullen.