Name of Deceased: Bobby Lee Lacks, Sr.
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger,  Keysville, Va., October 27 - November 2, 2011
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Bobby Lee Lacks Sr., age 61, of Randolph, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. He is survived by his wife Edith L.  Lacks; two sons, Bobby L. Lacks Jr., and his wife Jennifer, and Ricky Lacks; two special grandchildren, Brandon and Taylor Lynn Lacks; three step-grandchildren; two sisters, Janice Griffin and her husband, Jerry, Josephine Daniels and her husband, Luther; two brothers, Samuel Lacks and his wife, Irene and Johnny Edwin Lacks; and a family friend, Kim Waddell.
A graveside funeral service was held Saturday, October 22, 2011, in the Lacks Family Cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. on Friday, October 21, 2011. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville was in charge of arrangements.

 

Name of Deceased: Dewey Edward Lacks
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger,  Keysville, Va., June 21 - 27, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mr. Dewey Edward Lacks, age 60, of Highland Springs, Va., formerly of Saxe, Va., passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Lois Lacks: two sons, Shane E. Lacks, Sr., and his wife, Cheryl and Corey J. Lacks and his wife, Susan; four grandchildren, Shane E. Lacks, Ir., Chesney D. Lacks, Samantha Elizabeth, and John Linwood; two brothers, Donald Lacks and his wife, Brenda and Dennis Lacks and, his wife, Joann; one sister, Tennie Adcox and her husband, Shin; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dewey was preceded in death by his father, Herman F. Lacks and a brother, John Baker.Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012 in the Emmanuel Bible Church, Keysville, Va., with interment in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2012. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville was in charge of  the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Harvey Ray Lacks
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger,  Keysville, Va., May 10 - 16, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Harvey Ray Lacks, age 87, of Drakes Branch, Virginia passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012. He is survived by a son, Oral Ray Lacks and his wife, Audrey of Cumberland; a brother, Paul Lacks of Blackstone; and numerous nieces and nephews. Harvey was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Z. Lacks.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 9 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment following in the Wilmoth Family Cemetery, Drakes Branch. The family received friends on Tuesday, May 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville was in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: John W. Lacks
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 5, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR JOHN W. LACKS
Funeral services for John W. Lacks, 34, of Richmond, were held Sunday, May 1, at Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home, with interment in Maury Cemetery. He was fatally injured in an automobile accident Friday, April 29.

Mr. Lacks was a former resident of Keysville, and attended Randolph-Henry High School. During World War II he served in the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia W. Lacks; a son, John W. Jr., a daughter, Jacquelyn Paige; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis J. Lacks; three sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Snead, Mrs. Hannah Lyda, and Mrs. T.T. Prousalis, and one brother, Joseph H. Lacks, all of Richmond.


Name of Deceased:  Johnnie Edwin Lacks
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.

Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Nov. 23, 1948
Departed on Mar. 5, 2014 and resided in Randolph, VA.
Johnnie Edwin Lacks, age 66, of Randolph, VA, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
He is survived by two sisters, Janice Griffin (Jerry), Josephine Daniels (Luther); one brother, Samuel Lacks (Irene); two sisters-in-law, Edith Lacks and Janet Lacks; one brother-in-law, Ray Whitt.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Lacks Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Kate Lacks
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday,
April 12, 1928
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

RANDOLPH
On Saturday afternoon, April 7, 1928, Mrs. Kate Lacks departed this life at her home at Randolph, after an illness of only a few hours. At the time of her death she was in the 75th year of her age, but her vitality had never weakened.  She led a busy, active life and her energy and ability was remarkable for one of her years.

On Sunday afternoon, she was laid to rest at Randolph church, by the side of her husband, who preceded her to the grave two months ago.  Six of her grandsons bore her to her last resting place, and her pastor, Rev. W.C. Hughes, conducted the funeral service.  Alarge crowd assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed, and place beautiful floral offerings on mound above her body.  She leaves one sister, one brother, five sons and five daughters besides a large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, other relatives and friends to mourn for her.  She was a consistent faithful member of the Baptist church and regular in her attendance at all its services, devoted to her family and friends, and never feared to rebuke evil wherever she saw it.  She will be missed in her home, her church and her town, but we hope our loss is her eternal gain, and may the good influences of her life live on and be so strong that we may feel that she being dead, yet speaketh.

Name of Deceased:  Lois Morgan Lacks
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Lois Morgan Lacks, 90, of Saxe, VA, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman F. Lacks, sons, Johnny Baker and Dewey Lacks. Lois was a member of Emmanuel Bible Church. She is survived by two sons, Donald Lacks Brenda, Dennis Lacks JoAnn; and a daughter, Tennie Adcox Shin; grandchildren, Joey Lacks Kathy, Randall Lacks, Dustin Lacks, Shannon Howard Shawn, Tory Amos Donnie, Annathen Lacks, Shane Lacks Cheryl, Corey Lacks Susan, Daphne Holt, Travis Holt Crystal, Jason Baker, Michael Baker, Willie Baker, Michelle Baker; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017, at Emmanuel Bible Church, Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, VA. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Drakes Branch Fire Department.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Mabel E. Lacks
Submitted By
:  Bea Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. MABEL E. LACKS
Mrs. Mabel Elsie Lacks, 56, of Rt. 1, Victoria, died Friday, January 23, 1981, at her home.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Lee Lacks two sons, John D. Lacks of Union Level.  Bernard G. Lacks of Victoria; four daughters, Mrs. Josephine Daniel of Meherrin, Mrs. Jinnie E. Roark of Victoria; Mrs. Mary A. Hodges of Victoria; Mrs. Pamela P. Scott of Victoria; three brothers, Novella Powell of Sax, Henry Powell of Nathalie, Leonard Powell of Halifax; two sisters, Mrs. Odell Waldon of Red Oak, Mrs. Ophelia Duncan of Nathalie; 14 grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Church of God, Victoria, with interment at the Lacks Family Cemetery, Charlotte County.  The Rev. Howard Hutchins and Rev. Mr. Kenneth W. Barnes conducted the service.  Bearers were Irvin Lacks, Roger Roark, J.D. Hodges, Ray Scott, Earl Roark, Luther Daniel, Aubrey Craven.


Name of Deceased: Ernest Crews Lacy
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,  January 7, 1954.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

E.C. LACY DIES AT 65 IN HALIFAX
Ernest Crews Lacy, 65, clerk of the Halifax County Circuit Court since 1921 and for many years an active figure in county Democratic affairs, died Saturday, January 2. He had long been in declining health. At the time of his death, he was a member from the Fifth Congressional District of the State Democratic Executive Committee and was president of the Bank of Halifax.

He was appointed clerk to succeed his father, the late Senator James T. Lacy, who resigned the office because of ill health, and was a brother of Alton Lacy, secretary to former Representative Thomas B. Stanley and now secretary to Representative William M. Tuck.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marian Chalkley Lacy; two daughters, Mrs. Richard F. Burke, III, of Lynchburg, and Miss Marian Marie Lacy, of Halifax; another brother, James T. Lacy, Jr., of Tazewell; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth C. Patty, of Richmond, and Mrs. Harvey E. Jeffreys, of Chase City, and three grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 2 P.M. Sunday at Bethcar Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Lacy was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Chalkley of Drakes Branch.


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

Fay Philbeck Langford, age 66, of Hopewell, VA passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015. She is survived by two sons, Tracy W. Langford and Mark A. Langford; two brothers, Gene Philbeck and wife, Eva, Larry Philbeck and wife, Helen; one sister, Peggy Haley and husband, Ralph; and numerous other family members. Fay was preceded in death by her husband, James Melvin Langford.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2015 in the Eureka Baptist Church Cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Lillian Tharpe Langford
Source:  Woods Funeral Home, Chase City, Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

4/4/1918 - 7/11/2015
Lillian T. Langford, 97, of Drakes Branch, died July 11, 2015. She was the widow of C. R. “Buster” Langford and a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Cecil and Lorna Langford, Eddie Bill Langford and Debby Barksdale, sisters, Lorena Tharpe, Grace Hall and Nancy Adams and husband, Jiggs, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Lebanon United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Lana Moore, 111 Oak Hill Rd., Drakes Branch, VA. 23937 or Charlotte County Rescue Squad, PO Box 330, Keysville, VA. 23947. Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Miss ____ Lax
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 31, 1873.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATH FROM CHOLERA - Mr. Edward Moseley reports that Miss ____ Lax, of Halifax, died at Roanoke, in this county, on Thursday, the 24th inst., after an illness of only six hours. Dr. David Flouney, who attended her, pronounced it a case of asciatic cholera.


Name of Deceased: Bonnie Dodd Lawhorne
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA.,August, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

After a long battle with scleroderma Bonnie Dodd Lawhorne, age 58, of Phenix, Va. passed away August 18, 2012. She was born in Lynchburg, Va. July 12, 1954. She is survived by her father, W Hampton Dodd of Cullen, Va., her husband Mark N. Lawhorne of Phenix, a daughter, Christy P. Burns and her husband, Mark of Charlotte, NC, a step-son, Stephen A. Lawhorne and his girlfriend, Emily Mason of Phenix, a sister, Sheila D. Jones and her husband, Darrin of Phenix; two granddaughters, Maddie and Rachel Burns of Charlotte; a niece, Meagan Jones and her daughter, MaKenna of Charlotte, special friends Janet Gibson and Pam Jones; and special pet, her Cocker Spaniel, Abbey. Bonnie was preceded in death by her mother, Carroll H. Dodd.
She was a community servant in many capacities. Bonnie was a past Town Council member in Phenix, past member of the Charlotte County Planning Commission, lifetime member of the PTA, past ACS volunteer, and a volunteer for the Barksdale Cancer Foundation.
Her love for nursing began as a Candy Striper at age thirteen and she became a Nursing Assistant at age 16. Bonnie graduated from Amherst County High School, was a graduate of the ORT Program at Virginia Baptist Hospital, a graduate of the Southside School of Practical Nursing, and a graduate of the LCH RN School of Nursing. She loved nursing and taking care of people.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2012 in the Oak View Presbyterian Church, with interment following in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oak View Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. was in charge of the arrangements.


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

Anna M. Lawson age 80, of Charlotte C.H., VA was born November 13, 1934 in Duluth, Minnesota and passed away on October 9, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia and other health issues. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Maggie Bernath and many sisters and brothers. Anna is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Arnold Lawson, Jr.; two sons, Samuel Lawson Terri, Thomas Lawson and five grandchildren.
Anna and Arnold were married for 59 years. They have lived in Charlotte C.H. for the past 26 years. She was a homemaker and a loving and caring mother and wife. Anna also loved her cats and birds. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in the Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday October 13, 2015.


Name of Deceased:  Arnold Lawson, Jr.
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Arnold Lawson, Jr. born October 24, 1932 in Beckley, West Virginia passed away on February 10, 2017 after a long battle with Advanced COPD and many other health issues. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna Lawson. Arnold is survived by his loving sons, Tom Lawson and Samuel Lawson Terri; and five grandchildren. Arnold loved to garden and he loved his family and friends. There was not a person that met him that he did not touch in some way.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in the Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Herbert W. Lawson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, September 16, 1954
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

RITES HELD FOR H.W. LAWSON
Funeral services for Rerbert (Herbert) W. Lawson, 70, a retired farmer of Saxe, Charlotte County, who died last Thursday in a South Boston hospital, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Southall Methodist Church near Saxe, with burial in Saxe Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Ramsey Lawson; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy L. Adams, of Charlotte Court House, one son, William Lawson of Saxe, and a brother, Leonard B. Lawson, of Saxe.


Name of Deceased:  Richard W. Lawson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Thursday, July 13, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

In Memoriam
Richard W. Lawson died on Saturday, June 24th, at his residence near Reese's P.O.  He was born near the place where lived and died in July, 1829, and therefore had nearly completed his 70th year.  His father died when he was very young, leaving the family to the care of the wife and mother, who also died several years ago.   He was very early trained in agricultural pursuits and by his own exertions secured the means of purchasing a farm of some extent, which by diligence and good management he had improved and made productive.  About the time of the call for a popular loan to the Government he said to us one day, "Did you ever see a man who had money he did not know what to do with?"  Learning he was so situated, we suggested an investment in U.S. Bonds, of which suggestion we believe he availed himself.
Mr. Lawson married Miss Martha A. Spain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Spain, of Mecklenburg Co.  Both these aged people, Mr. Spain being 93 years old, and his wife 91 years, have for some years, been with their daughter, Mrs. Lawson, and are still living.
At the time of the war Mr. Lawson enlisted as a member of the Staunton Hill Artillery, and served with that company through the entire war, seeing some service, but was never wounded.  He was made a magistrate in Roanoke district, serving for some twelve years, and was re-elected to the position at the election last May.
Some months since he suffered severely from an attack of the grippe, from which he never fully recovered.  It finally ended in consumption, from which he was a great sufferer till his death.  His widow survives him as do also eight children, of whom three are boys and five girls; of these five are married and three single.  We understated that he left a will, making his son, Charles R. Lawson, his executor.  Mr. Lawson had the respect and confidence of his neighbors and fellow citizens, and by strict attention to his own affairs he provided for his family and left behind him the reputation of an honest man.


Name of Deceased:  Victoria Harvey Lawson
Newspaper:  The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA., June 4, 1916
Submitted By:  Lisa Hopp
 

Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 04, 1916, Page 4:
Mrs. Victoria Harvey Lawson
[Special to The Times-Dispatch]
Lynchburg, Va., June 3 - Mrs. Victoria Harvey Lawson, aged fifty-six years, widow of Henry V. Lawson, who died in 1896, died on Friday night at the Home and retreat. The body was taken by automobile to Roanoke Church, Charlotte County, for buried by the side of the grave of her husband.
Mrs. Lawson was a member of the Brookneal Baptist Church, and resided near that place. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. W.L. Williams, Brookneal; Mrs. B.F. Connolly, Brookneal; C.W. Harvey, Drakes Branch; H.W. Harvey, Phoenix, and W.C. Harvey, and Mrs. I.M. Smith, Lynchburg.


Name of Deceased: Arthur B. Layne
Newspaper:  The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA.,
April, 2013.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Arthur B. Layne, age 74, of Cullen Virginia, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013. Arthur lived life, loved life and shared life! After graduating from Randolph Henry High School he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Following, he became a pilot and taught several years at Randolph Henry. He became a building contractor and a farmer growing tobacco and vegetables and tended cattle. He sold vegetables at the Lynchburg City Market for 30 years. He was a man who cared for all and had a big heart.
Arthur was preceded in death by his father Rasha Layne, Sr.; his mother, Mary B. Layne, brother Rasha Layne, Jr.; sister-in-law, Virginia Layne and step-son Stedman Gray. He is survived by wife, Margaret Gray Layne, and the mother of his children, Carolyn Sue Layne of South Hill; his daughter, Mary Layne Keifer and husband Tom of Charlotte NC; his son, Edward Layne and wife Sharon of Cullen, Va.; his son, Thomas (Tommy) Layne of South Hill, Va.; stepchildren, Angela Barbour and husband Chris of Gladstone, Va. and Charles Gray Jr. of Texas; grandchildren, Katie Keifer, Michael Keifer, Adam Layne, Joseph Layne, Christopher Layne and Macy Layne; step-grandchildren Angela Barbour, Nick Barbour, Anna Gray and Christine Gray.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2013, in the Cullen Volunteer Fire Department, with interment in Cullen Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullen, Virginia. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cullen Volunteer Fire Department. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Rawton C. Layne
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., March 15-21, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Rawton C. Layne, age 77, of Charlotte Court House, Va., passed away on Friday March 9, 2012. Rawton was born on May 10, 1934 in Red House, Va., son of the late Mr. & Mrs. John W Layne. He was a Sgt., U.S. Army Airborne Infantry 82nd. Airborne Division.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marry Ellen Maxwell Layne; four sons, Rawton C. Layne, Jr. and his wife, Tammy; M. Scott Layne and his wife, Kim; John Layne, and Forrest Layne and his wife, Beth; one grandchild, Joel Layne; four brothers, Sam, John, Jack, and Claude; and three sisters, Evelyn, Ellen and Ruth.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, in the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, with interment following in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.  In lieu of flowers, donations 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: Spencer Hatcher Layne
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday. December 6, 1962
Submitters Name: Bea Adams King

Services Sunday for Mr. S.H. Layne
Spencer Hatcher Layne, 73, a retired farmer, died Thursday at his home near Cullen. He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marion Allen Layne; five daughters, Mrs. Virginia L. Nash of Salem; Mrs. Ruth Ferguson of Farmville, Mrs. Florence L. Pierce of Henderson, N.C., Mrs. Roberta L. Wills of Church Hill, Tenn., and Miss Gloria Layne of Cullen. Also 12 sons, Spencer H. Layne, Jr. of Lock Haven, Pa., Louis A. Layne of Danville, Elbert A. Layne of Boston, Carol D. Layne of Pamplin, Samuel E. and Paul O. Layne, both of Lynchburg, Floyd A. Layne of Albertson, N.Y., Billy A. and Fred C. Layne, both of Farmville, and James M., Norman P. and Nelson G. Layne, all of Cullen. Also, a sister, Mrs. Gracie L. Garrison; two brothers, Paul A. and Rasha D. Layne, all of Cullen, and 26 grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Darlington Heights with burial in the church cemetery.


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

Born on Jul. 8, 1942
Departed on May 19, 2015 and resided in Keysville, VA.

Barbara Robinette Lee, age 72, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. "Whistle" Lee, Jr.; her parents, Howard R. and Annie C. Robinette. She is survived by her four children, Robert D. Lee, of Drakes Branch, VA, Sandra L. Newcomb, of Keysville, VA, John H. Lee, of Brookneal, VA, and Rodney D. Lee, of Wylliesburg, VA.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 22, 2015, in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, VA. The family will receive friends at her home in Keysville, VA, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


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

 Resolution of Respect

DEATH OF BRO. DAVID LEE

At a regular meeting of Drakes Branch Grange, No. 101, held June 7th, 1879, the following resolutions were presented and unanimously adopted:
Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to remove from us our beloved brother DAVID LEE, who was a highly respected citizen, an unassuming Christian, an exemplary member of the Baptist church, and an esteemed member of our Order; therefore, 
Resolved, That we would bow submissively to this manifestation of the will of Heaven and can but feel assured that when our brother came down to the margin of the river, he met with Him who had promised "to keep that he had committed to Him against that day."
Resolved, That we tender to the bereaved family our heart-felt sympathy, hoping they may adhere to the pious examples of the departed.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the family of the deceased, and also the editor of the Charlotte Gazette, for publication.

M.A. TUCKER
MRS. A. V. MCNENY
THOMAS MCNENY
ED. MCNENY
COMMITTEE


Name of Deceased: Mrs Emma D. Lee
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, 
February 7, 1974.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Services For Mrs Emma Lee Held Saturday. Mrs Emma D. Lee, age 73, of Drakes Branch, Va., died Thursday, January 31, 1974.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert Newcomb of Keysville and Mrs. Robert Bryant of Danville; two sons, Reese Lee of Danville and Junius Lee of Drakes Branch; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Martin of Charlotte Court House, Mrs. Lillie Duffy of Danville; one brother, Johnny Dickerson of Charlotte Court House; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2 in the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in the Lee Family Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Everette Junius Lee
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, September 10, 1997.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR EVERETTE J. LEE
Everette Junius Lee, 66, of Drakes Branch died Wednesday, September 3, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Joyce D. Lee, three sons, Pete Lee, Red House, Mike and Wayne Lee, both of Drakes Branch; one daughter, Susan Dunn, Keysville; eight grandchildren; one sister, Helen Stallings, Blairs, VA.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 6, 1997, at 2 p.m. from the Browning Funeral Home with interment in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.


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

MRS. WILLIE LEGRANDE
Died at her home at Crewe, Va., on Saturday, February 2d, 1907. Her remains were buried at the family burial ground of her father, Mr. Gregory W. Davis, near Abilene, on Monday, February 3th. She leaves her husband, two children, father and mother, three brothers and one sister, with a large circle of friends, to mourn their loss.
Written by her friend,
Mrs. R.G.S.
February 9th, 1907


Name of Deceased: Nash Legrand
Newspaper: Richmond Enquirer, February 17, 1838.
Submitters Name:
Dena Whitesell Legrand

Died, on the 10th inst, in Charlotte county, after a long and painful illness, Nash Legrand, Esq, formerly a member of the Executive Council of Virginia, and subsequently the U.S. Navy Agent at Norfork. Mr. L. was possessed of a strong understanding, and of many fine qualities. He was much beloved and respected, when he graced the social circles of this city.


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

LeLACHEUR, Stephen Phillip, 65, of Keysville, Virginia, passed away peacefully after a valiant fight with pneumonia and subsequent infection and complications. Stephen is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan LeLacheur; his daughter, Jennifer LeLacheur Jones, and her husband, Mike Jones, and their sons, Ben Jones and Sam Jones; his son, Scott LeLacheur, and his significant other, Suzzy Lewis, and their children, Joshua Maradiaga and his wife, Jaynee, and Gabby Maradiaga; his brother, Robert LeLacheur, and his wife, Dianna, and his three sons and their families; his brother-in-law, Robert Dickinson, and his wife, Sharon, and his children and their families; his brother-in-law, David Dickinson, and his two sons and their families; and his sister-in-law, Nancy Dickinson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Louis LeLacheur and Loretta Landry LeLacheur. Born in Connecticut, Stephen graduated from high school in 1968 and joined the United States Army, where he proudly served his country until his honorable discharge in 1988, when he began his second career as a civil defense contractor. In 2009, he retired and moved to Keysville, Virginia. The memorial service will be held at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., with the family receiving friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Thurman Claude Lester
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., March 1-7, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Thurman Claude Lester, age 91, of Meherrin, Va., passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012. After a lengthy illness, he had been under the care of Chase City, Va. Health and Rehab Center and Hospice.
Mr. Lester was born on November 19, 1920, and was the son of Johnnie and Margie Lester of Hurley, Va. Mr. Lester was predeceased by his wife, Madeline (Cooper); his daughter, Brenda Wilgosz, and his son, Roger Lester. He is survived by four daughters; Peggy Lester of Tucson, Az.; Patricia Yonkoski of Rochester, NY; Linda Tomkiel of West Pittston, Pa.; and Deborah Dozier of Meherrin, Va. He is also survived by four sons, Thurman M. Lester of Niagara Falls, NY; Kenneth Lester and Dennis Lester of Youngstown, NY; and Raymond Lester of Travelers Rest, S.C. In addition to his children, Mr. Lester was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Randock, Bonnie Cutler, and Jean Hillman; his brothers, Edward Lester, John Lester, and James Lester. He is survived by his sisters, Kathleen Fitzgerald of Niagara Falls, NY and Lorraine Near of Lewistown, NY; and his brother, Billy Lester of Largo, Fl. In addition to his immediate family, Mr. Lester is survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Lester was a Veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army in Italy and Africa. Mr. Lester resided in Niagara Falls, N.Y. for over twenty years following his military service, working for the Booker Chemical Company. He relocated to Virginia in 1969, working his family farm as well as several other jobs.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2012, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., with interment to follow in the Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery,  Meherrin, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 1, 2012, from 7-8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of arrangements.

Name of Deceased:  Warren Keith Lewis
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  January 4, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Keith Lewis Dies In Car Crash December 23
Warren Keith Lewis, 17, of Keysville, died December 19 enroute to the Southside Hospital, following an automobile crash on the Keysville road just out of Keysville.  His companion, Junior Smith, also of Keysville, suffered a minor leg injury, but was also treated at the hospital.
Young Lewis, who was engaged in farming, was the son of Carson L. and Minnie Setliff Lewis; he was born in Pittsylvania County.
Besides his parents he is survived by a sister, Geneva and a brother Carrell H. Lewis of Keysville; and another brother, Sgt. William C. Lewis in Italy.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon December at Ash Camp Baptist church, Keysville.


Name of Deceased:  Martha Jean Liles
Source:  Staples Funeral Home, Victoria, Lunenburg Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Martha “Marty” Jean Liles, 71 of Keysville, VA passed away in Mazatlan Mexico on October 11, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Terry V. Liles; daughters, Kimberly Statzer (Bobby) of Gulfport MS, Mary Elizabeth Snow (Mike), son, Vance Liles (Kristine) all of Victoria; grandchildren, Keevan Statzer (Erica) and Dalton Statzer, Tayler Snow and Megan Snow, Alex Liles, Vaden Liles and Colby Liles, sister, Kay Rennell (Bob) of Oklahoma City, OK, grandmother of the late Austin Lyle Snow. Martha was a retired public school teacher and affiliated with Ashcamp Baptist Church, Keysville where memorial services will be held Saturday October 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Keysville Volunteer Fire Department or the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. Staples Funeral Home, Victoria in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at: www.staplesfh.com.


Name of Deceased:  Alice Myrtle Lindsey
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Mar. 2, 1938
Departed on Oct. 21, 2013 and resided in Richmond, VA.
Alice Myrtle Lindsey, age 75, of Richmond, VA passed away Monday, October 21, 2013. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Lacks and Tammy Lubold; a son, Aaron Lindsey; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in the Eureka Baptist Church Cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


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

James Shawn Lindsey, 41, passed away on August 1, 2017. He was born in Lynchburg, VA, on March 27, 1976.  He was preceded in death by his father, James Bailey Lindsey; and infant son, James Christian Lindsey.  He is survived by his wife, Onna; and four children, Amelia Lea, Peyton Marie, Bailee Ann Lindsey, and Corey McFadden; his mother, Ann Lindsey Woody and stepfather, Charles Woody, Sr. of South Boston, VA; a sister, Lorrie Lindsey Moore and husband, Wayne of Dry Fork, VA; two nephews, Ben Moore and his wife, Kelsey of Salem, VA, Tim Moore and his wife, Megan of Dendron, VA; a great-nephew, Brooks Moore of Salem, VA; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.  Shawn is also survived by two stepbrothers, a stepsister and their families.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the Saxe Cemetery, Saxe, VA. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Wayne Moore.  The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday.  After the service family and friends will gather at the Saxe Community House.


Name of Deceased: Annie Garnette Lipscomb
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, November 8, 1956.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Rites Held For Mrs C F Lipscomb
Funeral services for Mrs Annie Garnette Lipscomb, of Randolph, who died last Thursday in North Miami Beach, Fla., while visiting her son, Lewis Lipscomb, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the New Hope Methodist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery. She was the widow of Charles F Lipscomb.
Survivors are six daughters, Mrs Elizabeth Jones of Phenix, Mrs Annie Hay Jones of Richmond, Mrs Floris Dickerson of Randolph, Mrs Jenny Tharpe of Charlotte Court House and Mrs Dee Tharpe of Saxe; a sister Mrs Katie V Lloyd of Richmond; a brother, Stephen Garnette of Randolph, 68 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 16 great, great, grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Mrs. Nannie Lipscomb
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday,
October 26, 1893
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
MRS. NANNIE LIPSCOMB, wife of Chas. Lipscomb, died at the residence of Mr. Henry Adams, August 24th, 1893, of erisipelas, after an illness of three weeks.  She was the daughter of Susan and Dennis Beasley.  She had been a member of the M.E. church, for seventeen years, and was patient and resigned during her illness and in the prospect of death, speaking of it as going home to rest.  She left a husband and three little girls to mourn their loss, as well as many warmly attached friends.  Her remains were laid to rest at the residence of her mother near Reese's.
The life of this excellent woman was one of usefulness and happiness, and her death is a heavy loss.  Our hearts are sad and tears fall as we realize that one so dear to all who knew her should be called away.  Our only consolation is the thought of the exchange she has made of the trials of earth for the Joys of Heaven.  There is a rest for the people of God, and we are assured that Nannie is at rest in her "beautiful home above."
With her bereaved family and motherless children a deep and earnest sympathy is felt.  He, who has taken the beloved one way, knew what was best, and He can comfort and sustain us.  May His grace enable us so to live that we may be prepared to rejoin the loved ones who have gone before us.
"Farewell, my friend, my dearest friend,
With melting hearts we part;
Lord, make us faithful to the end;
Thy presence cheer our heart."
The bereaved husband, the motherless children, the mourning friends may be consoled by the memory of her precious life, and by the thought that she who once brought joy and love to their hearts still lives in a brighter home beyond the stars, while her body rests beneath the oaks awaiting the coming of the Resurrection morn.
L.B. 
October 16th, 1893


Name of Deceased: Sally Hancock Lipscomb
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 4, 1965
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. S.E. LIPSCOMB
Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Hancock Lipscomb, 68, of Randolph, widow of Samuel Lipscomb, were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Phenix Presbyterian Church, with burial in Cub Creek Cemetery.  She died Saturday.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A.C. Napier of Keysville and Mrs. Aubrey Sowell of Farmville; a son, Claude Lipscomb of Richmond; two brothers, Pearce Hancock of Altavista and Roy L. Hancock of Richmond, and three sisters, Mrs. Hunter Dungans of Green Bay, Mrs. J.W. Woodall and Mrs. A.W. Overstreet, both of Richmond.


Name of Deceased: William H. Lipscomb
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 9, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: W.H. LIPSCOMB PASSES
Mr. W.H. Lipscomb died at his home on Sunday evening about 8 o'clock. He had been a great sufferer for some weeks and his death was not unexpected. For several years he had been a consistent member of the Methodist church. He was a good neighbor, a faithful husband and father, a loyal citizen of his country, and a man who was honest and upright in all his dealings with his fellowman. He leaves a wife, one sister, three sons and five daughters with their families to mourn for him. Interment was made in the cemetery at Hermon church on Monday afternoon at four o'clock in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives. His Pastor, Rev. Overby, assisted by the Presbyterian minister, Rev. Little, conducted the funeral service.


Name of Deceased:  Willie Mann Lipscomb
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 4, 1926
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Death of Mrs. Willie Mann Lipscomb
Mrs. Willie Mann Lipscomb died after a long illness at the Lynchburg Hospital.  She was the wife of G.L. Lipscomb and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Mann.
All that loving hands and skilled physicians could do was done, but God called and no hand could stay.  On the morning of February 27th, this saint of God quietly passed from her suffering into that home whose maker and builder is God.
Born of pious parents, she early in life, united with Roanoke Presbyterian Church.  She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, and consecrated Christian.  Her life was in inspiration to all who knew her.
Those who mourn her death include father and mother, husband and seven children, five sisters and one brother.
Her earthly body now rests in the family plot at Roanoke Church.
Truly a mother in Israel has preceeded (preceded) us to the city above.  Her memory is a heritage which we cherish and we would endeavor to follow her example of devotion.
To the bereaved family we extend our sincere sympathy in the confidence that all is well with our loved one.
XXX


Name of Deceased:  Judy Tharpe Lloyd
Newspaper:  The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., week of August 18-24, 2013
Submitter:  Donald R. McKinney

Judy Tharpe Lloyd
Memorial Funeral Service for Judy Tharpe Lloyd, age 64 of Keysville, wife of Donald Lloyd, will be held on Sunday, August 18th at 11 :00 a.m. from the Plantersville United Methodist Church, Highway 623 off US 360 near Keysville. Pastor Ralph Moore will officiate. Carl U. Eggleston of the Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment of Farmville is serving the family.
  


Name of Deceased:  Patricia Ann LoBianco
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Patricia Ann LoBianco, age 53 of Keysville, Virginia, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2017. She was a loving mother, wife and sister. She is survived by her son, Brian Ticson of MD; her husband, Salvatore LoBianco of Keysville, VA; and sisters , Theresa Dettmar of NC, Lynne Sebring of NC, and Alison Gibardi of NJ. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Carol Volek and father, Simon Volek.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Barbara Airwood Locke
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., February 2-8, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Barbara Airwood Locke, age 76, of Phenix, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 28, 2012. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 59 years, Preston. She is also survived by a daughter, Kathy Bryant and her husband Ivan; five grandchildren, Bobby,  and his wife Krystal, Scott and his wife Shawna, Caitlin, Ashli and her husband Aaron, and Brandon; three great-grand­children, Aiden and Kinley Bryant, and Maddox Reeves; a sister, Mary Tucker and her husband "Doot": and a brother, William Arrowood Jr. and his wife Georgia. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Margaret Airwood, and a loving daughter, Kelly Locke Gwaltney. After her daughter's death, Barbara and her husband raised their youngest grandchildren, Ashli and Brandon. She will be greatly missed by all.
A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2012, in the Phenix Methodist Church with interment in the Rough Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Monday, January 30, 2012. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. was in charge of arrangements. If you would like to make a donation, please make them to Phenix United Methodist Building Fund, Shirley Holt - Treasurer, Phenix, VA. 23959


Name of Deceased: Locke, Infant Daughter
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 10, 1929
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King


Obit: DEATH OF AN INFANT
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Locke died last Friday night. The twin sister died the week before. Interment was made at Saxe, Saturday. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community.

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

Born on Aug. 18, 1921
Departed on Jun. 11, 2014 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.
John Stephen Locke, 92, of Drakes Branch gained his eternal reward on June 11, 2014. He was born near Drakes Branch, and was the youngest of 6 children of the late Ordie Vercer and Blanche Poole Locke. He was married to the late Rachel Smith Locke for over 70 years, until her death in 2012. He faithfully served his Lord, his country, and his community. He was the retired owner and operator of the Western Auto Associate Store in Drakes Branch. He was a dedicated member of the Drakes Branch Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities. He was the mayor of Drakes Branch for 26 years, an active member of the Charlotte County Rescue Squad for 34 years, and a member of the Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department for 55 years. John was blessed with the ability to repair almost anything, and with the skill to build devices to make life easier for himself and others.
John served with the 247th Engineer Combat Battalion of the XIX Corps in World War II, and attained the rank of Sergeant. His unit landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day plus 3, and saw much action against the enemy while constructing and repairing bridges and roads across France and Belgium and into Germany. John received the Bronze Star and the Certificate of Merit for his actions. A detailed and fascinating 3-part account of his wartime service was published in The Charlotte Gazette in June 2004.
John is survived by several nieces and nephews, in addition to a brother-in-law, Harry B. Smith and his wife, Janet, of Lynchburg. He is also survived by a friend who was like a brother, J. H. Goude, Jr., of Drakes Branch. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Vercer P., Thomas E. (Ed), L. Owen, and James W.; and one sister, Alice L. Barksdale.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff at Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Keysville, for their care for John during the last years of his earthly life, and to Hospice of Virginia for their care in his last days. We also are thankful for the faithful friends and relatives who visited him and brightened his days.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home of Keysville is serving the family. Services, with The Reverend Adam Blosser officiating, will be held at the Drakes Branch Baptist Church at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 14, followed by interment in the Drakes Branch Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Drakes Branch Baptist Church from 12:30 until the time of the service. At other times, they will be at the home of his nephew, Ned Locke. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Drakes Branch Baptist Church, P. O. Box 192, Drakes Branch, VA., 23937, or the Charlotte County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 330, Keysville, VA., 23947.

Name  of Deceased:  Preston Kelly Locke
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Feb. 4, 1929
Departed on Sep. 22, 2014 and resided in Phenix, VA.
Preston Kelly Locke, age 85, of Phenix, VA, left this Earth to join his Heavenly Father on Monday, September 22, 2014.
He is survived by one daughter, Kathy Bryant (Ivan); five grandchildren, Bobby Bryant (Krystal), Scott Bryant (Shawna), Caitlin Bryant, Ashli Reeves (Ernie), and Brandon Gwaltney; four great-grandchildren, Aiden, Kinley, Breanna Bryant, and Maddox Reeves; numerous nieces, nephews and a large group of close "shop" friends. Preston was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara A. Locke, and his daughter, Kelly L. Gwaltney. 
Preston was a dedicated member of Phenix UMC and an active member of his community. He served a total of 23 years with the military, Navy, and Airforce, before retiring in 1973, to become a jack of all trades. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 26, 2014, in the Phenix United Methodist Church with interment to follow in Rough Creek Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Rachel Smith Locke
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., February 23-29, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Rachel Smith Locke, age 88, of Drakes Branch, Va. was called home on February 21, 2012. She is survived by her husband, John S. Locke, whom she married in 1941. Other survivors include two brothers, George L. "Lindy" Smith and his wife, Mary, of Richmond and Harry Byrd "RB." Smith and his wife, Janet, of Lynchburg. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Lawrence, Garland, Jimmy, Julius and Walker Smith; three sisters, Virginia Wohlberg, Doris Brookes and Mary Eliza Daniel. Mrs. Locke was born in Halifax County, and was one of eleven children of the late Byrd Walker and Irene Smith. She was the retired co-owner of the Western Auto Associate Store in Drakes Branch.
She was a faithful longtime member of the Drakes Branch Baptist Church where she served in many capacities including teaching a children's Sunday School class for over fifty years. She also assisted her husband with the duties of Treasurer of Charlotte County Rescue Squad for many years.
A graveside funeral service will be held at the Drakes Branch Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2012 with the Reverend Steve Carne officiating. The family will receive friends at the Drake Branch Baptist Church from 12:30 to 1 :30 p.m. prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Drakes Branch Baptist Church, P.O. Box 192, Drakes Branch, Va. 23937, or the Charlotte County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 330, Keysville, Va. 23947. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is serving the family.


Name of Deceased:  Thomas Edgar Locke
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Dec. 3, 1921
Departed on Sep. 3, 2013 and resided in Keysville, VA

Mr. Thomas Edgar Locke, age 91, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ayrie Mason Locke; two daughters, Tricia Tucker and husband Tim, Rhonda Locke Sandridge and Jim Benn; grandchildren, Blake Tucker and wife Krystal, Seth Tucker and Fiancée Emiley Mitchell, Katie Biggers and husband Matt, George Thomas, Annie, and Pearl Sandridge; great-grandchildren Emma-Grace, Wyatt and Kinley Tucker.
Tommy was born and raised in the heart of "Eureka". He served his country during WWII from 1942-1946, in the South Pacific as Army Staff Sergeant, 136th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group. After returning from the war, he began a life-long career that spanned 65 years, as a master carpenter and builder. After retiring from White's Building Supply, he continued his carpentry skills by restoring antique wagons, building handcrafted furniture and grandfather clocks.
Tommy was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a dedicated member of Eureka Baptist Church, where he was so known for his beautiful voice in the church choir.
Tommy never met a stranger. His quick wit, wonderful humor and kind spirit cultivated friendships from folks of all ages and backgrounds. Everyone who ever met "Mr. Tommy" seemed to have a story to share. What a wonderful legacy he leaves behind.
A military service will be held Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 2 p.m., graveside at Eureka Baptist Church in Keysville, VA. In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to a local charity of choice in his memory. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Betty Sue Loflin
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Betty Sue Loflin, age 58, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 at her home.
She is survived by her faithful champion, Homer Crouch; six children, Allen Loflin, Jr., Wendy Leffel, Jesse Loflin, Shannon Loflin, Dallas Crouch, and Bart Crouch; two brothers, Andy Johnson and Junior Johnson. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee Johnson and Christine Wilmoth Bahen; her son, Johnny Loflin; a sister, Judy Johnson Inge; and a sister-in-law, Debbie Johnson.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at the home 900 Four Locust Highway, Keysville, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: John Long
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, July 26, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Death of Mr. John Long
Mr. John Long, of Petersburg, died at his home there Tuesday morning, July 24. Interment was made at Chase City Wednesday. Mr. Long was the first cashier of the State Bank of Charlotte County located here. He is survived by his wife and an adopted child.


Name of Deceased: Doris Pearl Marie Longerbeam 
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, January 26-February 1, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Doris Pearl Marie Longerbeam, age 83, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at her home in Red House. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, Lawrence Clay Longerbeam and her siblings, Patricia Marie Bryant of Belgium, Pauline Blanche Longerbeam of Florida, William Goudreau of New Hampshire, and a granddaughter, Jeannette Marie Geiger of Phenix, Va. Mrs. Longerbeam is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Janet and Greg Howard, Cindy and Warren Kreykenbohm, and Susan and Paul Carter; her sons, Lawrence C. Longerbeam Jr., Gary Alan Longerbeam and Albert Lloyd Longerbeam. She left eight loving grandchildren, Greg, Carrie and Christine Howard, Elisabeth Geiger, Rebecca and Rick Segal, Warren C. Kreykenbohm III and Adam C. Carter; and a great-grandson, Jordan Segal.

Mrs. Longerbeam was renowned for her fine cooking and warm hospitality. She was truly at her best with a house full of people. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Mary Wilson Love
Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 14, 1932
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Mary W. Love Buried Last Friday
(Victoria Dispatch)
Mrs. Mary "Mollie" Wilson Love, age 86, widow of the late D.R. Love died Wednesday, April 6, at the home of her son, W.H. Love, at  Love's Mill. She was buried in the family burying ground on the home place.  The services were conducted by Rev. M.M. Austin, assisted by Rev. H.S. Morgan, of Victoria.  The active pallbearers were: Archie Love, Tom Crute, Wilson Love, Robert Love, Willie Love, Willie Crute.  The funeral services were conducted Friday, April 8, at three o'clock.  A large crowd paid their last respects to this prominent and esteemed lady.
The flower girls were: Mrs. Archie Love, Misses Ruth Love, May Love, Mary Love, Jane Love, Annie Love, Dell Love and June Newcomb.
Mrs. Love was the only daughter of the late William Edward and Annie Love Wilson.  She was educated in the private schools of Lunenburg, graduating from the Ragsdale Seminary, which was located on Safford's Road a few miles south of Oral Oaks.  At an early age she joined the Christian church, known as the Camilite Church.  She held her membership at the old Mt. Olive Church, which was near her home at the time.
Her childhood was spent on the plantation owned by her father, known as "The Fork" on the Meherrin River.  The farm is in Lunenburg county and is now owned by Mrs. Coleman.  The buildings are in good repair and is one of the old landmarks of Lunenburg county.  The mill which was a part of the old place is also on the opposite side of the river in Mecklenburg County.
At the age of nineteen she married Mr. D.R. Love, a young Confederate soldier, just before the close of the war.  After the war her father lost his possessions due to his sympathy for the South. He moved to the north side of the river.  This property is still in the family being the property of Mr. A.C. Love of Victoria.
At the close of the war in 1865, Mrs. Love and her husband moved to near Love's Mill, where he engaged in the milling business, in partnership with the late James H. Gary.  She was preceded to the grave by her husband, the late D.R. Love, who died in 1918.  Mr. Love was a distinguished soldier of the War Between the States rising from the ranks as a private to captain before the close of the war.  In peace time he served his county for forty years as a member of the Board of Supervisors.
Mrs. Love is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Annie Love Crute, of Boydton; five sons: William H. Love, R.F.D., Keysville; D. Edward Love, Petersburg; Allen C. Love and Eddie J. Love of Victoria, and Waverly V. Love, of Love's Mill.  Twenty grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  She was preceded to the grave by one son, Robert Wilson Love, who died in 1910.


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

Margaret Virginia Harvey Lucado, age 90, passed into Heaven on December 12, 2015. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, friend and Christian. Virginia was born January 5, 1925, in Appomattox County to the late Bennie Wilson and Margaret Norfleet Harvey. She was the last surviving sibling, being pre-deceased by brothers, Edward, Millard, and Herman Harvey and sisters, Vivian Ann Guill and Jessie Martin. On March 15, 1946 she married the late Eddie Lucado. She lived in the Eureka community for the rest of her life. To this union were born Anita Russell Charlie, David Lucado Kaye, and the late E. W. Lucado Late Karen. Virginia is survived by seven grandchildren who she dearly loved. LeAnne Emert David, Randy Russell Ashley, David Earl Lucado, Jr., Paul Lucado, Patrick Lucado Kim, Ellen Matthews Jason, and Maria Lucado. She is also survived by fourteen great-grandchildren. Drew and Taylor Newton, Anna and Sara Russell, Julia, Trey, and Kristen Lucado, Jalyn and Gabe Matthews, E. W. Lucado, Kobe and Logan Epps, Sydney Holt, and Skylar Solomon.
Visitation will be at her home at 544 Mt. Harmony Road, Keysville, VA, 23947, on Monday, December 14, from 2 to 7 p.m. Services will be at Eureka Baptist Church Keysville, VA, on Tuesday, December 15, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m., in Evergreen Cemetery, Appomattox County, VA. Donations may be sent to Eureka Baptist Church. She will be remembered by her family for her hot rolls and beautiful knitted and crocheted things which she shared with us. Rest in peace God’s good and faithful servant. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Elizabeth Montcastle Lyle
Source: Browning-Duffer Funeral Home
Submitters Name: Donald McKinney

Born on Oct. 25, 1925
Departed on Sep. 9, 2013 and resided in Keysville, VA.

Elizabeth Mountcastle "Libby" Lyle of Keysville, Virginia, passed away on September 9, 2013.
She is survived by her husband John F. Lyle; two daughters, Mary Martin Canada and her husband Jerry, Betty Hudson and her husband Eddie; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Jay, Jesse, and Lindsey, and loving niece and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 11 a.rn., in Briery Presbyterian Church, Keysville, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. 'The family will receive friends at the Lyle home; 265 Hill Avenue, Keysville, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Libby loved Christ, her church and family, teaching, gardening, and community service. Friends and neighbors were a joy and blessing to her, In lieu of flowers please make contributions to your favorite charity.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia is in charge, of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Royster Lyle
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Royster Lyle
Mr. Royster Lyle, died Sunday, August 7, 1977, at his residence in Danville, Va. Born in Charlotte County, VA., July 25, 1894, the son of the late William Jones Lyle and Georgie Averett Lyle. He had lived in Danville for the past forty-three years; and was a retired tobacconist with the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Danville, where he served as an Elder for forty years; and for twenty-five years he taught in a Sunday School Young People's Dept. He was President of the Alice Burton Home for many years. This home merged with Sunnyside Presbyterian Home at Massanetta. He also served as a member of the Police Commission; was a member of the Danville School Board; member of Hampden-Sydney Class of 1917; served as President of Hampden-Sydney Alumni Assoc.; and the first head of the College's Alumni Fund; and served in World War I as a Second Lieutenant. In October 31, 1931 he married Frances Cochran Sale, who survives.

Besides his wife, Mr. Lyle is survived by two children, Royster Lyle, Jr. of Lexington, Va. and Mrs. James M. Kelly of Alexandria, Va; three brothers, Matthew Lyle of Keysville, George A. Lyle of Annapolis, Md., and Horace Lyle of Battle Creek, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Clarence Beall of Mayo, Md.; also one grandchild.
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, in the Mountain View Cemetery, by the Rev. Wyatt Aiken.


Name of Deceased:  Ann Karleen Lynch
Newspaper:  Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Va., November 9, 2012
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King

Ann Karleen Lynch, age 61, of Randolph, Va. passed from this life on November 7, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Douglas; daughter, Krystal Bryant and husband Bobby, of Phenix, Va.; her mother, Dorothy McIntosh of Richmond;  brother, Charles F. Aldridge, of Toana, Va.; sister, Nancy Wolchko of Norfolk; and her grandchildren, Aiden James Bryant and Kinley Jean Bryant.
Funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home, 16409 Court St. in Amelia, Va. with burial in Union Baptist Cemetery.  Visiting at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. on Friday.


Name of Deceased:  Frederica Reed Lynch
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va.,
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Frederica R. Lynch 25th

Private funeral services for Mrs. Frederica Reed Lynch were conducted at the home of Dr. Macon Reed, Hampden-Sydney, at 6 P.M. Tuesday, July 25.  Mrs. Lynch was the daughter of the late Rev. R.C. Reed, D.D., and Courtney Venable Reed of Charlotte County.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. J.M. Devane, of North Carolina; three brothers, R.C. Reed, Jacksonville, Fla.; R.G. Reed, England, N.C., and Dr. Macon Reed.  Interment was made in the College Church Cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Norman Douglas Lynch
Newspaper: 

Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Norman Douglas Lynch, age 56, of Randolph, Va., passed from this life on January 31, 2014.   He is predeceased by his wife, Ann Karleen Lynch and his parents Calvin and Jean Lynch and is survived by his daughter, Krystal (Robert) Bryant of Phenix, Va. His brother, Wayne (Carol) of Pa., and nephew, Caleb, grandchildren, Aiden and Kinley.  Funeral services 3PM Sunday Feb. 2, 2014 at Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home 16409 Court St. in Amelia, Va., with burial to follow in Union Baptist Cemetery.  Visiting prior to funeral from 1PM until time of service.