Name of Deceased: Edward D Macfee, Sr.
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 26, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: EDWARD D MACFEE DIES AT PETERSBURG
Mr. Edward D. Macfee, Sr., one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of Charlotte County, passed away to his reward ? April 12th, at 6:30 P.M. ? Petersburg, Va., at the home of his son, Mr. E.D. Macfee Jr. Mr. Macfee was born ? New Orleans, La., December 25, 1834 and at the age of 21 moved to Richmond Va and after serving through the ? War moved to Charlotte County, Va., Red House.
The deceased was married three times and his married life was singularly conjenial and happy. In his early days he joined the M.E. church and his faith was as simple as it was beautiful, sincere, and unaffected. In business his word was his bond. He spent the most of his life near Red House, where he enjoyed the respect and confidence of all who knew him.
His body now rests in the old family burying ground together with the remains of his three wives and his son, Rev. W.V. Macfee died while attending Richmond College and the survivors are as follows: G.W. Macfee, Oberlin Kansas; E.D. Macfee, Jr., Petersburg, Va., and Carrie Lee Macfee, Petersburg.


Name of Deceased: Sally Moore Madara
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 10, 1963.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. MADARA, 60
Mrs. Sally Moore Madara, 60, wife of Frederick Madara, formerly of Charlotte Court House, died in Rochester, N.Y. Saturday. Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Boothe of Stockton, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Paul Bossart of Richmond, Mrs. J.F. Epperson of Clarkton, Mrs. J.D. Ramsey and Mrs. N.L. Ramsey of Madisonville and Mrs. D.W. Anderson of Nathalie; five brothers, C.D. Moore of South Boston, W.W. and I.C. Moore of Halifax, J.W. Moore of Crewe and Edward Moore of Staunton, and two grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Village Presbyterian Church, Charlotte Court House, with burial in the church cemetery.


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

William Ray Mahaffey of Charlotte C. H., VA, was born on September 7, 1940 in Mahaffey, PA, passed away on December 31, 2015. He was the son of the late Emery and Ruth Hewitt Mahaffey. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Bob, Sterry, Harry, Graham, and Paul; three sisters, Jessie, Josephine, and Alice. William is survived by four children, Mike Linda, Mary Kay Russell, Patty, Tom Traci; two brothers, Butch and Tom; two sisters, Louise and Elizabeth; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. William entered the U S Marine
Corp in 1959; he resided in Southern Maryland until his retirement in 2001, he moved to Southside Virginia. He was a Member of Local 77, Operating Engineers, Washington, DC. William was an active member in good standing with Saint Columbia Lodge AF & AM of Maryland, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, S. J., USA, Shriners International, and Shriners of North America. “Life is not measured by the breaths that you take rather the moments that take your breath away!”
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2016, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Henry Mahler
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 5, 1956.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MR. HENRY MAHLER
Henry Mahler, 67, of farmer of Charlotte County, Drakes Branch died December 31, at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 2 at 2 p.m. Services conducted by Rev. Dan E. Williams, Rev. E.R. Harris and Rev. Arlie Knipmeyer.
Mr. Mahler was a native of Whittemore, Iowa and was the son of Henry and Louise Runge Mahler. He married the former Mrs. Dave Shelton. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Josephine and Selma Mahler; three sons, Henry J., William R. and George L. Mahler, all of the home; two brothers, William Mahler of South Boston; Edwin Mahler of the home and one niece, Mrs. Ralph Cole of South Boston.


Name of Deceased:  Nannie M. Mahoney
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  December 13, 1945.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Chalkley's Sister Died Sunday Night
Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie M. Mahoney, widow of Walter F. Mahoney, who died Sunday at Halifax, was held at 2 P.M. Tuesday at St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church, with burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  She is survived by two sons, Walter F. Mahoney, Jr., of New York City, and Elliott A. Mahoney of Richmond; a daughter, Mrs. Charles L. McCormick, Jr., of Halifax; a sister, Mrs. E.H. Chalkley of Drakes Branch and three grand-children.


Name of Deceased:  Unknown Male
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 10, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

BURIAL AT BETHEL
The unknown man found on the Virginian railroad track, near Germantown Cut on Thanksgiving Day, was buried in an ordinary box, 12 3-4 inches below the surface of the earth, at the County Farm, with head towards the East, about dark Friday.
Some of the Christian people of the community were not willing for the man to be left there, so they interviewed the Commonwealth Attorney in regard to giving the body Christian burial.  They took up the body and carried it to Phenix, where the Commonwealth Attorney made pictures and examined the body as to injuries.
A cut about three inches long and one shorter in the forehead; both arms were broken, the right one in two places, one break above the elbow and one below.  The left arm, one break below the elbow; also neck broken.  On left hand were two large warts, one on first joint of first finger, one on second joint of second finger.  He was between fifty and sixty years of age, gray wavy hair, originally black, or very dark; artificial teeth, both upper and lower; the lower being built around one natural tooth.  He wore a dark pepper and salt, a small knife in one pocket.  A bundle of clothes were found nearby which contained two white aprons such as are worn by waiters, grocers, butchers, or clerks; shirts nicely laundered, suit of underwear, etc.
A very neat casket was made and a friend gave a place in his own lot in Bethel Cemetery, where he was given Christian burial on December 3 at 3 o'clock.  A number of people were present, service conducted by Rev. R.L. Crawley.
The citizens interested in this unknown man have secured a marble slab to mark his resting place, and this and the burial were done at their expense.
We understand the Commonwealth Attorney gave the Magistrate orders to secure thirty dollar casket and give the man decent burial. We would like to know why these orders were disregarded.
C.H.H.


Name of Deceased: Cody Allen Mann
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, Thursday, August, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Cody Allen Mann, age 20, of Saxe, VA., passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012. He is survived by his parents, Jack L. and Kathy R. Mann; a brother, Jamye Mann and wife, Beckey; a sister, Holly Mann; a nephew, Jayden Mann; two nieces, Madalynn Mann and Adrionna Mann; paternal grandmother, Mary M. Mason; maternal grandparents, Bill and Irene Rickmond; two uncles, Mack Mann and wife, Judy, and William Rickmond and wife, Stacy; two aunts, Mary Bailey and husband, Johnny and Bonnie Hughes and husband, Henry; and numerous cousins, He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James C. Mason.A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, August 20, 2012, in the family cemetery, in Saxe, Va. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. on Sunday, August 19, 2012, from 7:00 o 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 


Name of Deceased: Jack R. Mann
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Wednesday, March 30, 2011, Page 2.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Jack R. Mann, age 89, of Keysville, VA passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011. He was a World War II Army Veteran, a retired Virginia Railway and Norfolk and Western employee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Kathleen Brightwell Mann; a brother, Joe Mann; and a sister, Juanita Mann. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Dorothy Robinette Mann; one brother, William Mann and his wife Janice; three nieces, Lisa Ehrhardt, Carole Nelson, and Amy Crute. He was blessed with kin-folks that were there for him with love and care, Sam and Anita Williams, Sammy and Delores Williams. He is also survived by Tommy Williams, Brian, Regina, Bailee Williams, Pam, Mike, Sarah Margaret Andrews, and three wonderful caregivers over the past year, Elizabeth Layne, Gail Price, and Brittney Smith. He will be dearly missed.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Lillian Duffey Mann
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, 
Thursday, January 5-11, 2012..
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Lillian Duffey Mann, age 83, of Drakes Branch, Virginia, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011. She is survived by five children, Della Duffie, Josephine Shores (Lawrence), Nancy Goodrich (Tommy), Wanda Kelly (Tommy), and Scottie Mann (Tammy); fourteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Wade Duffer (Elizabeth), Eddie Duffer (Addie), Tommy Duffer (Juanith); and three sisters, Katherine Townsend (Willie), Shirley and Joyce. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira L. Mann, and two sons, James L. Mann and Ronnie L. Mann. A funeral service was held Thursday, December 29,2011 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment in the Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, Va. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral home on Wednesday, December 28, 201l. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  William Richard Mann
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

William Richard Mann, Sr., age 58, of Phenix, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Vanessa Guthrie Mann; his mother, Alma J. Mann; three sons, William R. Mann, Jr., Matthew J. Mann, and Johnathon C. Mann; one grandchild, Mason L. Mann; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Richard Mann and his sister, Shirley M. Graves; and a brother, Samuel Richard Mann, Jr.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Cullen Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullen. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Walter V. Marable
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, July 5, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Walter V. Marable Dies Here Sunday
Walter V. Marable died Sunday morning about 4 o'clock, after a short illness, above Napier's store, on the outskirts of Drakes Branch, where he roomed, being employed as clerk in the store.
The deceased was 71 years of age and well known and highly thought of especially by the older citizens of the county, who remember him as one of the prominent young men of the county.
Death came as the result of a heart attack. He complained of being sick a few hours before he died and a doctor was called. After ministering to him the physician left, but returned a few hours later to find him dead. The deceased was buried in the old family burying ground near Saxe, at 3 p.m. Monday. Rev. J.W. Gee conducting the burial service.


Name of Deceased:  Beverly Wade Marenholz
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward  Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

July 21, 1934 - January 26, 2016
Beverly Wade Marenholz, 81 On January 26, 2016, Beverly Wade Marenholz, 81, of Drakes Branch, VA passed away peacefully at Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, VA after a brief  illness. She was surrounded by her husband and family as she began her new life with the Lord.
Born in New Haven, CT on July 21, 1934, Beverly was the daughter of the late Louis and Virginia (Severino) Wade. She grew up in East Haven, CT where she graduated from East Haven High School in 1953. She married the love of her life, Otto (Bob) Marenholz in 1956 and they made their home and raised a family on West Woods Road in Hamden, CT. While in Connecticut, Beverly was employed by the Hamden School System and then Quinnipiac University until her retirement in 1997. She was a member of the West Woods Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a cub scout leader, a member of the “Knit Wits” knitting club and an avid hockey mom. She was known for her hospitality; always welcoming family and friends into her home and at her kitchen table. Upon retirement and relocating to Virginia, Beverly became an active member of the Keysville Ruritan Club, a volunteer at Southside Community Hospital and a parishioner of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmville, VA.
Besides Otto, her husband of 59 years, she leaves her three daughters, Mary Marenholz of Drakes Branch, VA, Patricia Johannes of Killingworth, CT, and Virginia (Michael) McHale of Scottsdale, AZ, and her son, Otto (Carol Vollrath) Marenholz, Jr. of North Reading, MA. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Michael McHale III, Jaime McHale, Kasey McHale Horrell, Madeline Marenholz, Derek Marenholz, Emery Johannes and Amanda Johannes and one great grandson, Stephen “Q” Horrell. She is predeceased by her sister Anona Flynn.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire, gifts of remembrance of Beverly can be made to St John’s Lutheran Church, 1301 Milnwood Road, Farmville, VA 23901. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com


Name of Deceased: Ila Fowles Marks
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 23, 1977
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR ILA FOWLES MARKS
Mrs. Ila Fowlkes Marks, age 64, died suddenly Thursday, June 16, 1977 at her residence in Meherrin, Va. She is survived by one brother, W. Leonid Fowlkes of Providence Forge; one sister, Mrs. Maury Price of Crewe; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18 from Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in Meherrin United Methodist Church Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Benjamin Watkins Marshall
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 9, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: DEATH OF BENJAMIN WATKINS MARSHALL
Benjamin Watkins Marshall was born August 7, 1882 at "Monclava" near Madisonville, Va., and died July 19, 1928 at the Virginia Baptist hospital, Lynchburg, Va. His body was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Thomas R. Pugh, of Lynchburg, and on July 20 was buried in the cemetery by the Madisonville Presbyterian church. Services were conducted by Rev. H.L. Reeves, pastor of the church. A quartet from Lynchburg rendered appropriate music. Two brothers and three sisters survive. They are as follows: Mr. William T. Marshall, of Madisonville, Va.; Mr. Norman B. Marshall, of Lynchburg, Va.; Mrs. W.E. Harrison, of Rockingham, N.C., Mrs. D.M. Prince of Laurinburg, N.C. and Mrs. Thos. R. Pugh, of Lynchburg, Va.
Mr. Benjamin Marshall was for a number of years a most loyal deacon and the faithful treasurer of the Madisonville Presbyterian church. He will be greatly missed by his family, his church and in the community in which he lived a christian life. He was a man of cheerful disposition, of true faith in God and of marked reverence for all that related to God's Kingdom. he loved to sing Christian hymns and we believe that he has joined that heavenly host that will forever sing praises to the Lamb of God. Our hearts are sad because of his going, but we believe he has only departed to be with Christ, which is far better.


Name of Deceased:  Ellie H. Marshall
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 29, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams Rice

 Mrs. Ellie H. Marshall Dies At Daughter's Home

 Mrs. Ellie Hamlet Marshall, 92, widow of William A. Marshall of Appomattox County, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Walter S. Pugh of Madisonville Thursday afternoon.  She had been in declining health for several months.  Funeral services were conducted Friday at Providence Baptist Church by her pastor the Rev. William Black of Pamplin.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ida Chambers and Mrs. C.M. Jennings of Red House, and one brother, J.T. Hamlet of Norfolk.  She is also survived by a large number of nieces and nephews.


Name of Deceased:  Lacy Thornton Marshall
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, July 1, 1943
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Lacy T. Marshall Dies In Lynchburg Sunday, June 27th
Lacy Thornton Marshall, 84, of Red House died at Memorial Hospital in Lynchburg, Sunday morning, June 27 at 8:35 after several months illness.
He was born in Appomattox County August 11, 1859.  He was (the son) of Henry W. Marshall and Mrs. Sarah Hancock Marshall.  Mr. Marshall was a member of Providence Baptist Church at Red House.  He was a retired Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad employee, having worked for 57 years for that company.  He was the widower of Ida Coffman Marshall.
He is survived by a son, Joe H. Marshall of Red House, a daughter, Mrs. Harold E. Miller, of Covington and two grandchildren. Thornton H. Marshall, U.S. Army, Hawaiian Islands and Miss Ann Miller of Covington.  Three brothers, C.F. Marshall, E.C. Marshall, and E.T. Marshall, all of Lynchburg and one sister, Miss Rosa Marshall of Red House.
Funeral services were conducted in Whitten Funeral Home in Lynchburg, Tuesday at 11 A.M. by the Rev. W.M. Black, his pastor, assisted by the Rev. H.M. Fugate D.D.  Mrs. H.O. Bradley, pianist and Mrs. W.W. Weaver and Mrs. F.W. Butterworth, singers, furnished music.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Honorary ballbearers who carried the flowers were, B.M. Bibb, J.F. Jenning, A.E. Jenning, W.A. Woodroof, J.C. Evans, W.W. Coffee, J.T. Thornhill, C.S. Rush, T.W. Wooding, F.B. Jefferson, F.C. Armistead, A.W. Rush, H.M. Cumbey, Jim Scott, A.R. Warren and C.O. Aljard the latter two of Mt. Hope, W.Va.  Active pallbearers were: R.L. Burke, G.W. Lewis, A.B. Adams, T.H. Chambers, J.H. Rush and E.T. Pentecost.


Name of Deceased: Claude Marsten
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 7, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

NEWSY BRIEFS FROM CULLEN
Funeral services were held at the Cullen cemetery on Sunday afternoon for Claude Marsten, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Marsten, who died from injuries received in a car wreck.


Name of Deceased:  Charles Alvin Marston
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  February 14, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

INFANT CHARLES ALVIN MARSTON DIED MONDAY
The funeral services for Charles Alvin Marston, were held Tuesday afternoon at Concord Baptist Church conducted by Rev. G.A. Harris.  He was nine months of age and the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin E. Marston of near Concord Church.  Interment was made in the family plot of the church cemetery.


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

Born on May 25, 1924
Departed on May 22, 2015 and resided in Charlotte Court House, VA.

Frances Lee Morton Marston, age 90, of Charlotte Court House, VA passed away Friday, May 22, 2015. She is survived by three brothers, Wayne Morton and wife, Shirley, Earl Morton and wife, Cassie, James Morton and wife, Bea; and numerous nieces and nephews. Frances is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin E. Marston.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, 2015 in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Charlotte Court House, VA. 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 the arrangements.


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

Born on Jul. 17, 1945
Departed on Jun. 12, 2014 and resided in Charlotte Court House, VA.
Hudson Lee Marston, Sr., age 68, of Charlotte Court House, VA. passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Sandra W. Marston; a son, Hudson L. Marston, Jr. and his wife, Kelly; a step-son, Glenn R. Goodrich and his wife, Sue; two grandchildren, Hudson L. Marston, III and Tesla M. Goodrich; two sisters, Sharon M. Scott and Connie M. Clarke. Hudson was an Army Veteran and retired Vice President of Brookhill Electric.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Cullen Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Patsy Lee Marston
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  January 3, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Patsy Lee Marston Died December 20
Patsy Lee Marston, 20 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Marston, of Charlotte Court House, died December twentieth.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G.A. Harris at two o'clock, December twenty-first interment was in Concord Cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Arthur H. "Billy" Martin
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Mar. 6, 1934
Departed on Jan. 28, 2014 and resided in Charlotte Court House, VA.
Arthur "Billy" H. Martin, age 79, of Charlotte Court House, VA passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Edith H. Martin; a daughter, Donna Martin-Devine and her husband, David of Creedmoor, NC; a sister in-law, Catherine J. Martin of Charlotte Court House; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Edith Wilmouth Martin
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, Page 2
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mrs. Edith Wilmouth Martin, 71, of Wylliesburg, died March 16, 2011. She was a retired employee of Jonbil Inc. and a member of Friendship Baptist Church for forty years. She was preceded in death by a son, David Martin, Jr., a granddaughter, Tiffany Michelle Martin and a brother, Herbert Taft Wilmouth, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, David "Toby" Martin, children, Becky Guthrie and husband, Steve of Chase City; Tony Martin and wife, Lois of Buffalo Junction; Kathy Martin and husband, James of Saxe; sister, Betty Davis of Drakes Branch; brother, Hardy Allen Wilmouth of Sandston, 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 Friday evening at Wood Funeral Service. Services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry P. Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilmouth Family Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Barksdale Cancer Foundation, c/o Terri Jones, 3676 Jeb Stuart Highway, Red Oak, Va. 23964. Condolences may be sent to the family at woodfuneralservice.com Wood Funeral Service, Chase City is serving the family.

Name of Deceased: Ernest Henry Martin
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, April 21, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

SERVICES FOR ERNEST H. MARTIN
Ernest Henry Martin, 52, died Tuesday at his home at Randolph. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lottie Skelton Martin; two sons, Grover C. and Harvey H. Martin, of Randolph; two grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. Nannie Cook Martin, of Chase City; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Crews, of Chase City and Mrs. Henry Hall, of Wylliesburg; three brothers, Edgar Martin, of Drakes Branch; Willie Martin, of Richmond, and John Martin, of Randolph.
Funeral rites will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville with burial in the family cemetery at Formosa, Charlotte County.


Name of Deceased: Gilbert Kenneth Martin
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 12, 1971
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Gilbert K. Martin Died Sunday
Gilbert Kenneth Martin, age 36, of Saxe, Va. died Sunday August 8, 1971 in a Farmville Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Venable Martin of Saxe; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth M. Moore of Richmond, and Mrs. Rochelle M. Smith of Saxe; two nieces Sherry and Terry Smith of Saxe.
Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Tuesday at Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment at Providence Church Cemetery at Nathalie, Va.


Name of Deceased:  Grover Cleveland Martin, Sr.
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Grover Cleveland Martin Sr., age 89, of Randolph, VA passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013. He is survived by his daughter, Mattie King and her husband, Raymond; a son, Grover C. Martin Jr., and his wife, Margo; grandchildren, Holly Newcomb and her husband, Dean, Kevin King, Timothy Martin and Rhonda, and Michael Martin and his wife, Michele; great-grandchildren, Kristin Fowler and her husband, Steven, Kaitlin Newcomb, Gabriel and Karis Martin, and Tabitha Martin; and one great-great-grandchild, Brycen Fowler. 
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


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

Jacqueline “Jackie” Ann Howell Martin, age 45, of Charlotte Court House, VA, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Randy F. Martin; her son, Jarrett Cole Martin; parents, Jack and Peggy Howell; two sisters, Debbie Howell Lewis, and Pam Howell Patterson and brother-in-law, Robert Patterson; grandmother, Christine Chapman; four nephews; four nieces; one great-nephew; one great-niece; and numerous other family members.
Jackie was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Jarrett was the center of her world. She had a heart of gold and was always there for her family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Prospect Gospel Tabernacle Church, Prospect, VA, with interment to follow in Willow Grove Cemetery, Darlington Heights, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Friday, April 22, 2016, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased:  Margaret Hall Martin
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Margaret Hall Martin, 71, of Chesterfield passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016. She was born June 10, 1945, in Charlotte County, daughter of the late Mabel and Ira Hall. Margaret graduated from Randolph-Henry High School. She was a retired Verizon Employee. She is survived by three sisters, Mary Sims and Frances Ward both of Drakes Branch, and Liz Gosik of Chesterfield. Margaret was preceded in death by the love of her life, Calvin Viar; her siblings, Clarence Hall, Garland Hall, Jeannie Jones, Bertha Rand, Doris Newman; her mother, Mabel Hall; and her father, Ira Hall. We will miss her warm giving heart, her sense of humor, infectious smile, and famous Christmas fudge.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the family cemetery, Drakes Branch. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Chesterfield Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Ruby Wallen Martin
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

 Ruby Wallen Martin, age 85, of Saxe, VA passed away February, 12, 2013. She was the widow of Lewis E. Martin, Jr. Ruby is survived by a son, Lewis E. "Bud" Martin, III (Mary) of Saxe, VA; three daughters, Inez Morris (Tommy) of Scottsburg, VA, Shirley Russell (Roy) of Saxe, VA, Barbara Biggers (Robert Carter) of Petersburg, VA; four sisters, Rosetta McKinney of Clarksville, VA, Elnora Duffey, of South Boston, VA, Odell Langford of Chesterfield, VA, Ann Kennedy of Richmond, VA; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Sara Read Martin
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 29, 1940.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams Rice

 Mrs. John Martin Dies At 'Greenfield'

On Saturday, February 24th, after an illness of two weeks, Mrs. Sara Read Martin died at her ancestral home "Greenfield," Charlotte County.
She was the widow of John Martin attorney-at-law, Danville, son of the Rev. Alexander Martin D.D. and Miss Elizabeth Macon.  After his death July 17, 1884 she lived with his parents, and at her death she came back to her native county and taught in the graded school at Charlotte Court House for four years, returning to Greenfield to live with her sister, Miss Ann Read, and for the remaining years of her long and useful life.
She was the daughter of William W. Read of Greenfield and Paulina Edmonia Carrington of "Ingleside," Charlotte County.
Surviving her are one son, Dr. William R. Martin, of Charlotte Court House, one granddaughter, Mary Read Martin, of Richmond, one brother, Abram C. Read of Savannah, Ga., and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 o'clock a.m. February 26, by her pastor, Dr. A.C. Hopkins in Village Presbyterian Church and interment was made in Village Cemetery where many of her relatives lies.
Active pallbearers were: W.G. Williams, W.T. Ramsey, J.H. Norvell, D.Q. Eggleston, W.H. Smith, and J.H. Watkins.
Immediate relatives attending from a distance; A.C. Read and his daughter, Mrs. Thos. J. Charleton of Savannah, Ga., Mrs. J.C. Metcalf of Charlottesville, Mrs. T.W. Davis of Lynchburg, Mrs. John Martin, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Riley, Mrs. Wm. Holt Edmunds and Richard Edmunds of Halifax, William Mayo, and Howard Read, and Mrs. Alexander Martin of Charleston, S.C., Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Leigh and Mr. and Mrs. William W. Martin of Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Joel M. Hutcheson of Lynchburg, and Miss Susan N. Read of Brooklyn.


Name of Deceased:  William Harold Martin
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Nov. 1, 1955
Departed on Dec. 12, 2013 and resided in Keysville, VA.

William Harold Martin, 58, of Keysville, Virginia earned his angel wings on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at MCV Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. 
He is survived by two very special adopted families, Steven and Lorene Wendelin of Keysville, Virginia and Donn and Melody Hackney of Clarksville, Virginia; six adopted siblings, Ben Hackney, Vivian Hackney, Peter Wendelin, Paul Wendelin, John Wendelin and Joseph Wendelin; and a host of additional family members to include Beulah Wendelin of Keysville, Virginia, William and Gayle Salisbury of Bumpass, Virginia, Jack and Melinda Darby of Warrenton, Virginia, Gloria Hackney of Farmville, Virginia, the Salisbury family of Maryland, the Gordon family of Moseley, Virginia and the Larkin family of Maryland. William is also survived by numerous extended family members in Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by adopted grandparents, Jane and Albert Brynildsen, William and Lorene Salisbury, and Bruce and Vivian McMillon. 
William was a member of Keysville United Methodist Church and a former member of Washington Baptist Church in Washington, Virginia. He was an accomplished athlete in Area 15 Special Olympics, and enjoyed a long career in various supported employment day programs to include: Bridges in Warrenton, Virginia; RAAI in Fredericksburg, Virginia and Apex Day Support in Charlotte Court House, Virginia. 
Apex Day Support was established in William's honor in 2010 to provide a local day program to adults with disabilities focused on the gifts and talents each participant brings to the community. William was the founding member of Apex, and will be profoundly missed by his Apex friends and coworkers, Bridget, Christy, Daniel, Marquise, Maryann, Michelle, Pamela, Sarah, Tim and Watt.
William, affectionately referred to as "Willie, the Mayor," will be best remembered by his infectious smile, his enthusiastic wave and handshake, his unique and contagious laugh, his nonjudgmental and unconditional love for everyone he ever met, his love for children, pets, music, food, bowling, bocce, riding "shotgun," polaroid pictures, Coca Cola, Santa Claus, a deck of cards, JC Penney catalogs and a pocket full of change. 
Willie was baptized at MCV Hospital on December 11, 2013 and during his short 58 years, was described by his families as the embodiment of Christ's love. He exemplified God's command to "Love thy neighbor as thyself," and was a shining example of His mercy, forgiveness, humility and grace. To know Willie was to love Willie. His sweet and gentle spirit will live on forever in the hearts of his friends and families blessed to have known and loved him. A memorial service will be held Saturday January 4, 2014 at Keysville United Methodist Church 1:00 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Name  of Deceased:  Bessie Bigger Mason
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney 

Born on Jun. 18, 1921
Departed on Dec. 27, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Bessie Bigger Mason, age 93, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2014.
She is survived by one son, Hilary Dale Mason and his wife, Linda of Drakes Branch, VA; a daughter, Janet Mason Harmon and her husband, Brent of Keysville, VA; five grandchildren, Matthew Mason of Burlington, N. C., Benjamin Mason of Corvallis, OR, Aimee Hudson and her husband, Sam, Hilary Harmon and Scott, Meri Harmon all of Keysville, VA; four great-grandchildren, Chris, Sarah, Bentley, and Aubrey.
Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Hilary R. Mason; and a grandson, Chris Johnson.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in Staunton River Baptist Church Cemetery, Brookneal, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Monday, December 29, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad or the Staunton River Baptist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Daisy Morton Mason
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Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

8/21/1927 - 03/04/2016

Daisy Morton Mason, 88, of Chase City, died March 4, 2016. She was a retired Office Clerk with Leggett Department Store and a member of Salem United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Haywood Mason and is survived by her daughter, Donna Gregory of Chase City, grandchildren, Ryan Gregory and wife, Karoline, and Katie Gregory.The family will receive friends 2:00-4:00 Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Wood Funeral Service. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Monday, March 7, 2016 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Brookneal, with Rev. Kent Wise officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Mecklenburg County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 311 Chase City, VA 23924, or South Eastern Virginia Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102 Norfolk, VA 23502. 
Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralservice.com


Name of Deceased:  Frances Pillow Mason
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Frances Pillow Mason (Mama Mace), 94, of Keysville, Virginia, died February 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Eldridge Mason, and her sister, Marjorie Pillow Dodson. She is survived by her brother, Wilfred O. Pillow, her daughter and sons, Connie Mason Clements, William ("Bill") Eldridge Mason, Jr. (Betsy) and Jerry P. Mason (Connie) as well as twelve grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery in Keysville. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Inez Lou Mason
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, October 5, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King  

MRS. INEZ LOU MASON DIED IN LYNCHBURG HOSPITAL
After a nillness (an illness) of about a year, Mrs. Inez Lou Mason, age 41, died early Sunday morning at Virginia Baptist Hospital, where she was a patient for several weeks.  Mrs. Mas onwas (Mason was) the wife of Henry D. Mason and she was born in Campbell County, October 11, 1902.  She was the daughter of the late Mrs. Lula Walker Elder and Lou Allen Elder.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Mason is survived by two children, Glenwood Carr Mason, United States Army, and Miss Junith Evely Mason, Brookneal.  Also two brothers, Jack Elder and Dewey Elder.
Rev. Robert S. Booker conducted the funeral service on Monday afternoon at Falling River Baptist church and the burial was in the church cemetery.
The active pallbearers were Morell Mason, Edgar Mason, Donald Seckman, Wiley Marstin, Herman Guthrie, and Jack Puckett.  The flower bearers were Mrs. Wiley Marstin, Mrs. Donald Seckman, Mrs. Herman Guthrie, Mrs. Vera Puckettt, Mrs. Morell Mason, Mrs. Pauline Puckett, Mrs. Virginia Stevens, Miss Alice Johnson, Mrs. Annie Henderson, Miss Silvia Elder, Miss Ruby Mason, Miss Gertrude Elder.


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

Mary Ann Mason, age 73, of Saxe, VA passed away, Friday, July 8, 2016. She is survived by two sons, Mack Mann Judy, Jack Mann Kathy, a daughter, Mary Bailey Johnny; twelve grandchildren, Robbie, Kelly, Clint, Ashley, Jamye, Holly, Terra, Crystal, Bubba, Heather, Aidan, Caleb; and sixteen great-grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Mason and a grandson, Cody Mann.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016 in the Mason Family Cemetery, Saxe, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Mary H. Mason
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, January 10, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MRS. MARY H. MASON
Died, Nov. 15th, 1906, near Abel, Charlotte County, Va., Mrs. Mary H., the beloved wife of Mr. M.W. Mason. Mrs. Mason was a true christian woman, a fond wife, a devoted mother, an affectionate daughter and sister, and a good neighbor and friend. She leaves her husband, six children, an aged father, three sisters and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. She has gone to rejoin her dear little Charlie, who died a few years since, and the company of the redeemed above.
May God help the bereaved ones to bear their loss with fortitude and prepare them to meet her in "the sweet bye and bye."


Name of Deceased: Rev. Samuel Griffin Mason
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February, 13, 1890.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
REV. SAMUEL GRIFFIN MASON
This gentleman, long known as a pastor in this vicinity, died at the residence of his son, in Richmond, on Sunday, Jan. 26th, 1890, aged 77 years, lacking but about one month, having been born in Bedford Co., near Buford's, March 1, 1813. In his early life he was engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1831, when he made a public profession of religion, uniting with the Baptist church at Buford's. He soon after commenced teaching school in Franklin county, in which he engaged for two or three years, until becoming impressed that it was his duty to enter the gospel ministry, he entered upon a special course of study at Richmond Seminary in 1834.
He completed his studies in 1837, and the following year accepted the pastorate of Mt. Tirzah Bap. church in this village, Ash Camp, at Keysville, the old Mossingford church, and Shiloh, below Drakes Branch. He was ordained at this latter church, and still held the pastorate of this body at the time of his death. In 1841, he was married to Sarah F. Davidson, the daughter of the late Dea. Archer Davidson, of this village, and who still survives him.
After about three years service in this vicinity, he removed to Kentucky, but remained there but a short period, and again resumed his labors in this county. In the yard 1852, he accepted the call of the First Bap. church at Petersburg, where he continued for two years, and then was pastor of different churches in this county and Halifax until about the breaking out of the war. In 1859 or 1860, he removed to North Carolina, and was pastor at Yanceyville, and in Caswell county, for a period of some fourteen or fifteen years.
In 1873, he again returned to this county, and settled at Wylliesburg, serving different churches in the county, Halifax, and North Carolina. He was a pastor of the church in this village for about two years. In 1888, he met with an accident which induced lameness of the ankle, and from which at times he suffered much. In November last, he went to Richmond for medical and surgical treatment, but his days were numbered, and the time was at hand when he was to be called to rest form all his labors. He leaves behind him the companion of his early days, a daughter married at Rome, Ga., and three sons, two in Richmond, and one a physician in this county.
Bro. Mason was the associate and early friend of Daniel Witt, A.M. Poindexter, J.B. Jeter, Isaac Tinsley, and many other well known preachers, all of whom he survived, and whom he has now greeted on the other shore. He belonged to the generation now nearly passed away. He was an earnest preacher and devoted pastor, and he leaves behind him a lively record of a long and faithful service. He was ever firm in defending what he believed to be the truth. He kept the faith, and has now gone to his reward.


Name of Deceased: Virginia Ward Mason
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, Decembse 22, 2011-January 4, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Virginia Ward Mason, age 85, of Keysville passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold G. Mason. Mrs. Mason is survived by two sons, Carl Stephen Mason and wife at Linda of Richmond and Robert Alan Mason and wife Cindy of Keysville; five grandchildren, Stephanie Mason of Richmond, Matthew Mason of Richmond, Ryan Mason and wife Kristen of Midlothian, and Jonathan and Evan Mason of Keysville. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Isabelle and brothers, Budley Ward, Lee Ward; and Clarence Ward.
A graveside funeral service was held at Cool Springs Christian Church, Keysville, on Monday, December 19, 2011. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville Sunday, December 18th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad.


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

Annie Mae Mason Masters, 84, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away at her home April 11, 2016. She was born on September 30, 1931, in Red House, VA. The daughter of the late James Duval and Bertha Mae Covington Mason, she spent many years working in restaurants and factories. Annie Mae was preceded in death by her husbands, Israel Mason and John D. Masters, Sr. a son, John “Butch” D. Masters, Jr.; daughter, Pamela S. Masters; brothers, sisters, and grandchildren. She is survived by three sons, Henry Mason and his wife, Debbie of Amelia, VA, Bobby W. Mason and his wife, April of Saxe, VA, James “Jimmy” H. Masters and his wife, Hedy Sue of Gladys, VA; two daughters-in-law, Brenda Wilkerson of Keysville, VA, and Peggy Masters of Saxe, VA; grandchildren; Angie Davis, Robbie Mason, Ann James, Brian Hightower, Brad Hightower, Kandace Blanton, Leslie Wilkerson, Stephanie Mason, Dutch Masters, Amanda Spencer, Jeremy Masters, Isaac Masters, Ashley Mason, Sabrina Masters, and Jackie Scott Wiles who she considered to be one; numerous great- grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Waycaster and her husband, Glen of Red House, VA, Marguerite Rutledge of Drakes Branch, VA; and one brother, Tom Mason and his wife, Linda of Saxe, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2016, in the family cemetery, Red House, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Thursday, April 14, 2016, 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, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Pamela Sue Masters
Newspaper: 
Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Pamela Sue Masters, 52, of Saxe, Virginia, passed away on January 28, 2014. She was born on July 15, 1961 in Keysville, VA. She is survived by her mother, Annie Mae Mason Masters, two daughters, Amanda Spencer of Saxe, VA, and Sabrina Masters of Saxe, VA; three brothers, Henry Mason and his wife Debbie of Amelia, VA, Bobby Mason and his wife April of Saxe, VA, and Jimmy Masters and his wife Hedy Sue of Gladys, VA; two sister-in-laws, Brenda Wilkerson of Keysville, VA and Peggy Masters of Saxe, VA; numerous nieces and nephews, Angie Davis, Ann James, Leslie Wilkerson, Stephanie Hodges, Ashley Mason, Robbie Mason, Dutch Masters, Jeremy Masters, Isaac Masters; and numerous great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special and devoted friends, Jackie Scott Wiles, whom she considered a daughter, Herb Brogdon, whom she considered a brother and many other friends. Ms. Masters is predeceased by her father, John Douglas Masters, Sr., her brother, Butch Masters and her nephew, Jamey Masters. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Lebanon United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Lebanon United Methodist Church, Hwy 47, Drakes Branch, VA. Interment will follow at the family cemetery in Saxe, VA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.newcomballgoodfh.com. Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Sarah Pentecost May
Source:  Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, Appomattox Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

January 31, 1922 - October 25, 2016

Sarah Pentecost May, 94, of Red House, passed away, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clarence Jay May.
Born in Appomattox County, January 31, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Minnie Kate Pankey and Thomas Edward Pentecost. Sarah was a dedicated member of Providence Baptist Church of Red House. She worked for many years alongside her husband on their tobacco farm. Sarah was a wonderful cook, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by two grandsons, John May and wife, Amanda and Adam May and wife, Rebecca; three great-grandchildren, Abigail May, Meritt May and Irene May; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Cecil L. May and a brother, Carroll E. Pentecost.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2016 at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Curtis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Robinson Funeral Home.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider Providence Baptist Church, PO Box 116, Red House, VA 23963.


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

Eugene "Bootsy" Mayhew, age 62, of Lynchburg, passed away on November 23, 2011. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Mayhew, four sons, Mike (Tammy), Keith, Aaron, and Matthew, and one daughter, Candy Burnette; two brothers, Ray (lennifer), and Bill (Sandy); eight grandchildren, Jessica, Ashley, Katlan, Michael Ryan, Corey Lyn, Jordan, Paige, and Hailey; and three great-grandchildren, Mattie, Makala, and Mackenzie.
A graveside funeral service was held Saturday, November 26, 2011, in Cool Springs Christian Church Cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Lillian B. McCargo
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, September 8-14, 2011.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mrs. Lillian B. McCargo, age 94 of Red Oak, Virginia, entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston, Virginia. Mrs. McCargo was born in Charlotte County, Virginia May 11, 1917 to the late Charles and Virgie Brown. 
She attended the Charlotte County Schools and was a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church. There she was a member of the Missionary Society and a member of the choir until her health began to fail.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie, sisters and brothers. Cherishing her memory are one daughter, Ruth C. Dailey of Red Oak; three grandchildren, Weford, Leonora and Latasha; three great-grandchildren, Jermaine, Cayveon and Jayden; great niece, Karen; one son-in-law, Norris Dailey and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends. 
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian B. McCargo were conducted Sunday, September 4, 2011 at Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Red Oak with Rev. Dr. James E. Scott officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chase City, Virginia. Online condolences may be expressed at www.harrisfhc.com.


Name of Deceased: John James McCullock
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 21, 1954.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR JOHN J. McCULLOCK
John James McCullock, 53, died Sunday. A farmer, he resided near Keysville. A funeral service was held at 3 P.M. Tuesday at Staunton River Baptist Church, Charlotte County, with burial there. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Tucker McCullock; three sons, Clifton McCullock, of Hickory, Tenn., and Frank and James McCullock, of Keysville; two sisters, Mrs. McKinley Tucker and Mrs. Ernest Watts, both of Randolph, and two half brothers, Hampton Mason, of Charlotte Court House, and Hilary Mason, of Brookneal.


Name of Deceased: Rev. R. Elton McDowell
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, November 10-16, 2011.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Rev. R. Elton McDowell, age 96, of Carolina Ave., Phenix, Virginia passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Southside Community Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Dorothy Harris McDowell for over 72 years. Rev. McDowell was born in Campbell County July 24, 1915, the son of the late Edwin Leon McDowell and Lola Mason McDowell.
He was a member of Falling River Baptist Church where he served as Pastor Emeritus.
Rev. McDowell attended Hampton-Sydney College for two years and then graduated from the University of Richmond and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
He was ordained in 1937 and pastured a field of churches in Halifax and Pittsylvania counties. He was also pastor of Upper Essex Baptist, Falling River Baptist and Bethel Baptist Churches at various times in his ministry. He served as interim pastor for many other churches. He was well known across the state for the hundreds of revivals he conducted. The last sermon he preached was in his home church, Falling River Baptist, in October, 2011 when he told "his story" about his lifetime journey in God's service.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Nancy Harnett and husband Jack, Ann Perry of Richmond, Patsy Morrison and husband Tommy of Brookneal, and Jo Ellen Hearn and husband Ross of Alma Ak.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, L. Welford McDowell of Powells Point, N.C.; two nieces, Jean and Peggy; and a special friend, Brenda L. Jordan and husband Ronnie.
A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Falling River Baptist Church by the Rev. Keith, Williams and the Rev. Lynn Marstin with interment in the church cemetery. The family received friends following the funeral in the church sanctuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan's Purse, American Bible Society or the property improvement fund at Falling River Baptist. Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Brookneal assisted the family.


Name of Deceased: Mabel Shook McFadden
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, December 15-21, 2011.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mabel Shook McFadden, age 85, of Keysville, Va. passed away on Saturday, December 10,2011. She is survived by her six children: Joyce Bentley (Eugene), Lewis Ray Shook (Rosemary), Phyllis Forrest (Ronnie), Brenda Wilkerson (Dennis), Dennis Shook, and James Shook (Sharron); twenty grandchildren numerous great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren; two nephews, Billy and Aubrey; and two nieces, Betty Lou and Georgia,
She was preceded in death by her husband of forty years, Ray Shook; her husband, Bobby McFadden; and a grandson, Edward “Eddie Buck” Bentley.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, December 13,2011 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville, Va. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Monday, December 12, 2011. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville was in charge of all arrangements.


Name of Deceased: William F. McGehee
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, November 18, 1926.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

WILLIAM F. McGEHEE
On October 22nd, 1926, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hugh C. Henry, Petersburg, Va., the spirit of William F. McGehee, entered into eternal rest. All that was mortal was laid to rest by loving hands, October 24th, 1926 at Old Briery Presbyterian Church near Keysville, Va. The service conducted by his pastor, Rev. T.H. Morgan, assisted by his friend, Rev. J.S. Maxey.
William F. McGehee was born in Charlotte County, Va., August 23rd, 1852 and his life was spent in Charlotte and Prince Edward Counties. He was the son of Samuel Flourney and Mary Haskins McGehee. He was twice married, first to Virginia Claiborne Gaines, November 25th, 1875, from which union was born a daughter Lillian Maude. His second marriage was to Mary Elizabeth Pettus, October 19th, 1886 and from this union was born a second daughter, Bessie.
Surviving him are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Wm. T. Womack of Keysville, Va., and Mrs. Hugh C. Henry of Petersburg, Va.; a brother, Edward G. McGehee of Prince Edward County; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth King of Richmond; and three grandchildren, William, Lillian and Lyle Womack.
The child of pious parents, he became a Christian and united with the church in his early youth. He gave testimony even to old age to the influence of his saintly mother and the value of the Christian training which he received from her. He was a faithful and honored member of Old Briery Church, which he loved to his last days with a devotion not often seen. He was educated in private schools and his tutors like his parents were men in whom religion was the large thing in life.
At the close of the Civil War we find him a youth not yet in his teens, called to face suddenly changed conditions from affluence to poverty due to the fortunes of a cruel war - but nothing daunted, taking up and sharing with his brother and aged father duties and obligations ill fitted to one of his years, and at a time in his development when the thoughts and inclinations are naturally occupied with the less serious things of life.
With such a foundation and trained in such a school of experience it is not strange that here was born a character which during the years has withstood the stress of adversity and which has throughout a long and useful career ever soared above the little things of life.
The high regard in which his fellow men held him, from the highest to the most lowly speaks louder than any word of the writer of the purity of his life. He could not do a small or mean act. He could not think evil. He was scrupulously honest and it seemed to all who knew him that he spent his life in thinking of and doing for others and that he never seemed to think of self. He left behind him no great fortune, as men count riches, but O! what a heritage he left in the things which really count and what a store he laid up for himself in the treasures which he was commanded by his Savior to lay up.
As a husband and a father his character shone as a star of the first magnitude. In the home he was always the loving and affectionate companion and parent, never impatient, always unselfish, hopeful and cheerful. As an uncle he was beloved. The little grandchildren loved him as a father and looked up to him as a pattern in all things. To his family and his friends his daily life demonstrated that he lived with Christ. His faith in his Savior never waivered for an instant. As with Enoch; he truly walked with God.
As the end drew near, he was conscious of it and was submissive to God's will. He said he was willing and ready to go and asked his daughter to play and sing for him "I would not live always." When a peaceful sleep fell upon him and he could no longer hear the sweet song which he loved, it seemed to his loved ones watching round his bedside that A holy quiet reigned around, A calm which life nor death destroyed; Nothing disturbed that peace profound, Which his unfettered soul enjoyed.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Mary McKinney
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 16, 1946.
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Mary McKinney Buried Saturday Afternoon

Mrs. Mary Fears McKinney, 60, widow of John H. McKinney, died Thursday at her home near Providence Halifax County.  A funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at Providence Church, with burial in the Church cemetery.  She is survived by six sons, Phillip H., G.H., Edward B., John H., Joe L., and Bernard McKinney, of Halifax County; two daughters, Miss Elsie McKinney, of Charlotte Court House and Miss Mary McKinney of Saxe, and 23 grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: William Smith McKinney
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 12, 1975
Submitters Name: Bea Adams King


Obit: WILLIAM S. MCKINNEY DIED JUNE 10TH
William Smith McKinney, age 65, died Tuesday, June 10, 1975 in Drakes Branch. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sudie P. McKinney, of the home; one daughter, Bettie Louise McKinney, Farmville; one son, William S. McKinney, Jr., of Alexandria; one sister, Miss Nannie Louise McKinney, Richmond; two brothers, J. Carroll McKinney, Charlotte C. H., and Harry E. McKinney, Halifax.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 12, at 2 o'clock in the Drakes Branch Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Charlotte County Rescue Squad.


Name of Deceased:  Lena Hunter McLean
Source:  Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, Appomattox Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Lena Hunter McLean, 93, of Appomattox, died Friday, November 25, 2016, at Babcock Manor. She was the wife of the late John Edward McLean
Born in Charlotte County, Va., on February 7, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Hamlet and Ambrose Baker Hunter, Sr. She was a graduate of Montreat College and the 1944 class of Virginia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. Lena was a registered nurse and for many years was the school nurse for Appomattox County Primary School. She was a lifelong member of Concord Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder. Lena was also a member of the Appomattox Woman’s Club, the Retired Teachers Association, and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #104. 
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laurie M. and Donald Whitman of Glen Allen; two grandsons, Kyle Hunter Whitman and John Bryce Whitman; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Hamlet D. Hunter and Ambrose Baker Hunter, Jr. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, November 28, 2016, at Concord Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Anthony Reeves. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home today, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2016 from 4-6 p.m. and other times at her residence. 
Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Brenda Gowin, 2089 Old Evergreen Rd., Appomattox, VA 24522 or the Appomattox Rescue Squad, PO Box 57, Appomattox, VA 24522. 
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Babcock Manor for their wonderful care of Lena.


Name of Deceased:  George W. McMurray
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 4, 1926
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

GEO. W. McMURRAY DIES SUDDENLY ON TRAIN
The following, concerning the death of Mr. George W. McMurray, of Keysville, is taken from the News-Leader of last Thursday:
The body of George W. McMurray, 50, formerly in business in Pittsburg, but now a resident of Keysville, Va., who dropped dead from a heart attack just as his train was nearing Richmond early yesterday afternoon, will probably be shipped to Pittsburg today for burial.
For some hours after the body had been removed from the Southern train at the Main-Street station to the undertaking establishment of Edwin Phaup, at 505 East Main street, it lay unidentified, as related in the 5 o'clock edition of The News-Leader yesterday.  Finally, however, identification was accomplished by the deceased's brother-in-law, W.E. Hailey, member of the house of delegates from Charlotte County.
McMurray died after the train had reached the corporate limits of Richmond.  When it pulled into the Main-Street station a few moments past noon Coroner Brodnax was summoned and pronounced death due to heart disease.
According to Delegate Hailey, McMurray is a retired business man of Pittsburg.  About two years ago he moved to Keysville with his mother and sister, and they bought a home there.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine McMurray, and his sister, Mrs. W.E. Hailey, both of whom were expected to arrive in Richmond from Keysville early today.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Pauline Hethorn McNeny
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, August 25, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. A.T. McNENY
Mrs. Pauline Hethorn McNeny 69, of Henderson, N.C., died last Wednesday at Maria Parham Hospital. She was the wife of A.T. McNeny, president of the Henderson Tobacco Company. She was born in Lunenburg County, Va. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. R.L. Johnson, of Henderson; two sisters, Mrs. E.G. Bagley, of Kenbridge, Va., and Mrs. W.G. Epes, of Blackstone, Va., and two granddaughters.
A funeral service was held from the residence at 4 p.m. Thursday. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery there.


Name of Deceased:  Capt. George W. McPhail
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, June 9, 1881
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 CAPT. GEO. W. MCPHAIL

This gentleman, whose death we announced last week was employed on the N.W.N.C.R.R., and as the train was leaving Salem, he attempted to board it and missing his hold fell, the cars crushing his arm and foot, so that amputation became necessary.  He died a few hours afterward.  At the commencement of the war, he aided in the formation of a company known as the "Hampdon Sidney Boys," holding if we mistake not the rank of Lieutenant.  He was taken prisoner at the battle of Rich Mountain, and afterwards exchanged.  He subsequently served on the staff of Gen. Inbodeu, and was held to be a most gallant officer.
Capt. McPhail was a most genial and companionable man, and his sudden death is deeply mourned by a  large circle of friends in this and adjourning counties.


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

RITES HELD FOR NAPOLEON McQUEEN
Mr. Napoleon McQueen, of Drakes Branch, died August 19, 1983 at McGuire V. A. Hospital.  Funeral services were held August 24, at 2 p.m., from Gethsemane Presbyterian Church, Drakes Branch, with Rev. Herman Wiggins, officiating. Interment was in the Mossingford Baptist Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth McQueen; one aunt, Mrs. Emma McQueen of Baltimore; three God children, Misses Rene Hiliary and June Hale and Mr. Milton Lowe, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Evans of Farmville; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Maude Thomas of Brooklyn, and one brother-in-law, Mr. James Barnes of Saxe.
Dupee's Funeral Home, Drakes Branch, was in charge of arrangements 


Name of Deceased:  Rose H. McSweeney
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Rose H. McSweeney, age 77, of Keysville, VA passed away, Friday, July 12, 2013. She is survived by a daughter, Sandie M. Ingersoll; a son, Lawrence P. McSweeney; a brother; Floyd D. Atwell; five sisters, Virginia Schneider, Flavia "Sis" Ferstermann, Gertrude Hampton, Lucille Buechler, Patricia Roberts; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Flave G. Atwell and Margaret Rayner Atwell; and her husband, Lawrence J. McSweeney.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in the Ash Camp Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to the Ash Camp Baptist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Ruth Locke Meadow
Newspaper:
The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., May 3-9, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Ruth Locke Meador, age 88 of Keysville, Virginia passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. She is survived by a daughter, Melinda M. Nelson; two sons, Bobbie Meador and Larry Meador; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Tommy Locke.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 3,2012 in the Eureka Baptist Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Frank W. Meadows
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, October 27, 1960.
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held for F.W. Meadows
Frank Wesley Meadows, 73, of Rt. 3, Farmville died Monday at a Farmville hospital.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie J. Meadows; two sons, Earnest A. Meadows of Richmond and Otis W. Meadows of Hyattsville, Md.; five daughters, Mrs. Ethel Newcomb of Meherrin, Mrs. Rosa Biggers of Keysville, Mrs. Dora Tharpe of Charlotte Court House, Mrs. Minnie Hogan of Chase City and Mrs. Eunice Duty of Mosley; three brothers, Jim Meadows of Farmville, Dorsey Meadows of Hampton and Clifton Meadows of Keysville; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Evans of Keysville, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home, with burial in Beulah Methodist Church cemetery, Abilene.


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

MEDLEY, Garfield Linwood Shorty, 75, of Keysville, VA, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 25th, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Medley and survived by his daughter, Tammy Foster Bruce; son, Tommy Medley Rita; brothers, Frank Betty and John Medley; sister, Pat Graham; six grandchildren, Sarah Landon, Tommy TJ, Taylor, Tyler, Kimberly, and Mallory; many beloved nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends. Garfield had a very special furbaby, his dog Blondie, whom he loved very much. Our dear loved one was not only a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend; As a retired veteran of the US Army, he was a hero to all of us, and always will be.
A viewing will be held from 12-3pm, Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 and will be followed by the funeral service at 3pm. His remains will be laid to rest at the Dale Memorial Park in Chesterfield, VA. There will not be a graveside service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Elbert Frank Metcalf
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 26, 1954
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Charlotte Ex-Farmer Succumbs
Funeral services with Masonic rites for Elbert Frank Metcalf, 76, who died last Wednesday at his home in Cullen, Charlotte County were held at the Cullen Baptist Church at 3 P.M. Friday with burial in the church cemetery.
Born in Madison County, N.C., April 18, 1878, Mr. Metcalf was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 144 AF&FM, of Charlotte Court House, and the Southside Lodge No. 191 AF&AM, of Pamplin.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Burgie Allman Metcalf; four daughters, Mrs. Howard Carson and Mrs. Earl Lamberth, both of Cullen; Mrs. Roy Gunther, of Keysville, and Mrs. Glenn Dunnavant, of Meherrin; eight sons, John L., Thomas M. and George Metcalf, all of Darlington Heights; William R., James F., Woodson W., and Leonard C. Metcalf, all of Cullen, and Charles G. Cullen of Baltimore, MD.; a brother, William R. Metcalf, of Green Bay; 23 grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.



Name of Deceased: James Frank Metcalf, Sr.
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For James F. Metcalf, Sr.
Mr. James Frank Metcalf, Sr., age 68, of Cullen, Va., died Wednesday, April 13, 1977. He was a member of Southside Masonic Lodge No. 191 AF&AM, Pamplin, Va. He operated Metcalf's General Merchandise Store, Cullen, for over forty years.
Mr. Metcalf is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vola H. Metcalf; one son, James Frank Metcalf, Jr. of Phenix; three daughters, Mrs. Anne M. Fleshman of Chesapeake, Mrs. Janice M. Mann of Chase City and Mrs. Jeanie M. Neal of Red Oak; four sisters, Mrs. Howard Carson and Mrs. Earl Lambert, both of Cullen, Mrs. Roy Gunther of Keysville, and Mrs. Glenn Dunnavant of Meherrin; five brothers, Louis and Thomas Metcalf, both of Darlington Heights, Glenn Metcalf of Cullen, Wayne and George Metcalf, both of Pamplin; seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 15, from the Cullen Baptist Church. Interment, with Masonic Rites, was held in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Linda Sue Harris Metcalf
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Linda Sue Harris Metcalf, age 75, of Phenix, VA, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016.
She is survived by her son, James Frank Metcalf, III and wife Rita; two granddaughters, Brittany Bradley and Emily Pillow; one great-grandchild, Bran Bradley; and one sister, Lois Harris Andrews. Linda Sue was preceded in death by her husband, James “Frankie” Metcalf, Jr.; and one brother, Richard Harris.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2016, in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Phenix, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Sarah Frances Michie
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, April 9, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

At her residence near Charlotte C.H., April 2d. Mrs. Sarah Frances, widow of the late David Michie, Esq. Mrs. Michie was formerly from Richmond, and her father was for many years postmaster in that city. She was eminently domestic in her habits and tastes, a good mother, an agreeable companion, and a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. Her health has been feeble for some time, and during her illness she has been sustained by the power of Christian faith. Her remains were deposited in the cemetary in this village.


Name of Deceased: Emily Middleton
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, September 8, 1910
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

 IN MEMORIAM
Whereas, our loving heavenly Father hath seen fit to take from our midst and Sunday School one of our dear little ones.
Emily Middleton, who died Aug 3, 1910,
Therefore, Resolved, 1. That in the death of little Emily her parents have lost a devoted and obedient child, her teacher a faithful pupil, and the Sunday School a dutiful scholar.
2. That we bow in humble submission to the will of Him "who is too wise to err, and too good to be unkind."
3. That to the bereaved family we tender our heartfelt sympathy, and commend them to the never-failing consolation of God's precious promises, and the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit.
4. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the sorrow-stricken family, that they be spread on the minutes of Staunton River Baptist Sunday School, and copies be sent to the Charlotte Gazette and the Baptist Union for publication.
Mrs. Coa McCulloch,
Miss Adriene Adams,
Sept.? 1910, Committee


Name of Deceased: John H. Middleton
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, September 11, 1930
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

John H. MIDDLETON
Mr. John H. Middleton was born February 1st, 1851 and died September 4th, 1930.  Having lived more than three score years and ten and walked in the ways of a good man. His remains were laid to rest on September 5th in the cemetery of Staunton River Baptist Church where a large crowd of friends and relatives gathered to pay their tribute of love and respect by their presence and many lovely floral designs.
The services were conducted by his pastor Rev. Royas, assisted by a former pastor, Rev. Corley and Rev. Harris of Cullen. Pallbearers were: Messrs Fred Middleton, John Paris, Ray Holt, E.S. Moore, Kenneth Colly and Wilfield Hamersley.  Mr. Middleton fred Hamersley.  Mr. Middleton was a charter member of the Staunton River Baptist having been connected with it for 30 years.  He married Miss Ida Holt who survives him, also an adopted son, Frank Middleton, and two sisters, Mrs. Lily M. Paris and Miss Adelaide Middleton.


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

Born on Oct. 11, 1944
Departed on Mar. 6, 2014 and resided in Charlotte Court House, VA.
Alice Elizabeth "Betty" Milam, age 69, of Charlotte Court House, VA passed away, Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Frederick Melvin and Julia Allen Milam. Betty is survived by her three siblings and their families, Patsy Conner, Frieda Milam and Thomas Milam.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday April 19, 2014 in the Hermon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Miss Elvira Henry Miller
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, July 28, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MISS MILLER, 104, KIN OF PATRICK HENRY, DIES
Miss Elvira Henry Miller, age 104, the great-granddaughter of Patrick Henry, died Sunday, July 24, at her home in Lynchburg. She had been apparently in good health until a heart attack several days ago.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 25 at her home, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Her family moved to Lynchburg 102 years ago from the old Henry estate, "Red Hill" in Charlotte County. "Miss Ella," as she was known to her friends, never married, but as Lynchburg's oldest citizen, she was a dominant force in the cultural and patriotic life of the city. She reflected her heritage and never failed to cast her vote in elections. It was her patriotic and civic duty to vote she said, and in politics she was an outspoken Democrat.
She was born October 9, 1850, at Red Hill, the daughter of William A. and Margaret Ann Henry Miller and a granddaughter of John Henry, the Revolutionary patriot. She was the eldest of 12 children and the last to die.
Miss Miller was educated in private schools and at Hollins College. She was the oldest alumni of the college. She was recently cited in the American Alumni Council News as possibly America's oldest living college alumna. Her family was noted for its longevity. Her father died only a few months short of 100 and an uncle lived to be 101. In many of her activities she was either the first or the oldest. She was a charter member of her church's Woman's Missionary Society and a member of the church for 86 years. She also taught in the Sunday school for a number of years.
She was a founding member of the Lynchburg Committee, Colonial Dames of America in Virginia, and the Blue Ridge Chapter, DAR. She headed both of the groups on a number of occasions. She was made honorary chairman of the Lynchburg Colonial Dames and honorary regent of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the DAR in recognition of her half century of service to the organizations. She lent her support and influence to the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation for the restoration of Red Hill and to the Patrick Henry's Boys' Plantation which occupies half of the acreage of the Charlotte County estate. Miss Miller is survived by three nieces, Miss Susan Dabney, who lived with her; Mrs. S. B. Penick, of Montclair, N.J. and Miss Margaret Henry Gammons, of Cambridge, Mass.; five nephews, Fred A. Dabney, of Richmond; John C. Dabney, of Lynchburg; Wirt Henry Gammon and Landon Haynes Gammon, of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Dr. William (rest is not readable)


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

Born on Mar. 21, 1925
Departed on Jun. 6, 2015 and resided in Virginia Beach, VA.

Gladys R. Mills, age 90, passed away peacefully June 6, 2015, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Vidal; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Mills, and her daughter, Macey Buckson. 
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Cool Springs Christian Church Cemetery, Keysville, Virginia. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home of Keysville, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  John Wylie Milton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, July 27, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

John Wylie Milton Died Friday Morning

John Wylie Milton, 52, died at his home near Aspen Friday morning, July 21.  He was born in Charlotte County,  a son of Mrs. Ettie Clark Milton and the late John Alley Milton. He was engaged in farming, a member of Roanoke Presbyterian Church.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian Grace Payne Milton; Lynchburg; Staff Sergeant Eldred Lee Milton, Untied States Army overseas; Mrs. Willard Jennings, Gladys; Private First Class John Wylie Milton, Jr., Louisiana; Miss Lillian Payne Milton, Miss Anne Milton, Thomas Edward Milton, William Lowell Milton, Charlotte County, and two grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Anthony Grayson Mitchell
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, June 11, 1964.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

FUNERAL HELD FOR ANTHONY G. MITCHELL, AGE 11
Funeral services for Anthony Grayson Mitchell, 11, of Red House, killed Friday when a tractor turned over on him at his parents farm, were held Sunday at Providence Baptist Church, with burial there. He was a member of the church.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Mitchell; two brothers, Ronald Mitchell of Charlotte Court House and David Mitchell of Red House; two sisters, Mrs. Ronald Martin of Victoria and Sheila Mitchell of Red House.


Name of Deceased:  Frances Barnes Mitchell
Source:  Powell Funeral Home, South Boston, Halifax Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

September 2, 1913 - September 23, 2015

Mrs. Frances Barnes Mitchell of Halifax County passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2015. She was born on September 2, 1913 in Barnesville, Charlotte County, VA. She was 102 years old. She was the child of the late Samuel Francis Barnes and the late Emma Bondurant Barnes. She was married to the late John Mitchell. She was a member of Beth Car Baptist Church.
Mrs. Frances Barnes Mitchell is survived by: Two Sons: Gus E. Mitchell, III of Halifax, VA., Francis Barnes Mitchell and wife Mary of Halifax, VA.
Five Grandchildren: Patricia B. Mitchell of Wiesbaden, Germany, Samuel Aubrey Mitchell of New York, N.Y., Gus E. Mitchell, IV and wife Keith of Richmond, VA., Emily Noblin and husband Stanley of Clays Mill, VA., Katherine M. Johnson of Raleigh, N.C.
Six Great Grandchildren: Gus E. Mitchell, V, Sophia Mitchell, Sara Noblin, Olivia Noblin, Leo Noblin, Emily Frances Johnson
***Preceded in death by***
Her Husband-John Aubrey Mitchell, Her Parents-Samuel Francis Barnes and Emma Jewel Bondurant Barnes, One Brother-Samuel Francis Barnes
Funeral service will be held Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Michael Parnell officiating.  Burial will follow at First Baptist Church of Millstone.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home. Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com. Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.


Name of Deceased:  Gracie Byrd Parsons Mohr
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Gracie Byrd Parsons Mohr, age 87, of Lynchburg, VA, formerly of Cullen, VA, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Philip Mohr; her parents, David Byrd and Mary Edna Hamlett Parsons; a sister, Ruby Mae Atkins; and a brother, Fred Marshall Parsons.
Gracie is survived by one brother, Courtney M. Parsons and his wife, Lena of Lynchburg, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016, in Oak View Presbyterian Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Centra Hospice or the Lynchburg Humane Society. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Charles W. Moon
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, January 6, 1955
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held For Charles W. Moon

Funeral services for Charles W. Moon, 72, who died Sunday, Dec. 26 at his home near Saxe, Charlotte County, were held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday Dec. 28 at Southall Memoral Church, with burial in Saxe Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Lipscomb Moon; five daughters, Mrs. Howard Busick, of South Boston; Mrs. Floyd Fallen, of Richmond; Mrs. Lillian Collins, of Clover; and Mrs. Gerald Knott and Miss Jennie Moon, both of Petersburg; four sons, G.L., William and Tracey Moon, all of Saxe, and Clifton Moon, of Norfolk; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Rutledge, and Mrs. Wallace Toombs, both of Saxe; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


Name of Deceased:  Helen V. Moon
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, July 27, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Miss Helen V. Moon Buried In South Boston

Funeral services for Miss Helen Virginia Moon, who died at her her home at Saxe Thursday, were held at 4 p.m. Friday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Shiers, rector of St. John's Episcopal church of Halifax, of which she was a member.  Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery at South Boston.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. L.J. Owen, and Mrs. T.W. Fore, Saxe, and Mrs. W.R. Nash, of Towson, Md, and two brothers, H.R. Moon, of Lakeland, Fla., and E.C. Moon, of Saxe.


Name of Deceased:  Joyce Vassar Moon
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Joyce Vassar Moon, age 82, of Saxe, VA, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017. She is survived by two daughters, Shannon M. Stanley (Butch) of Charlotte C. H., Audrey M. Tuck (Mickey) of Keysville; one son, Charlie Donald Moon (Michelle) of Charlotte C. H.; two grandsons, Daniel Styers, Jerry Lee Moon; one granddaughter, Gina Stanley Newcomb (Larry); three great-grandchildren, Cody Newcomb, Amber Newcomb, and Hannah Newcomb; two sisters, Mary Tharpe of Mt. Laurel, and Mabel Hall of Evington; and her faithful companion Spot.  Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Tracy D. Moon; and her grandson, Michael E. Styers.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Southall Memorial Methodist Church, Saxe, VA, with interment to follow in Saxe Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Monday, October 2, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Clay Edward Moore
Wood  Funeral Service, Chase City, Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

June 25, 1961 - October 10, 2016

Clay Edward Moore, 55, of Saxe, died October 10, 2016. He was former welder with CSX Railroad. He was predeceased by his sister Connie Crowley. He is survived by his fiancée, Cindy Inge, sons, Joshua Moore and wife Beth, Jacob Moore and wife Tina, parents, Clyde Moore Sr., and wife Cassie, brothers, Clyde Moore Jr, Carl Moore, sister, Carolyn Moore, grandchildren, Allias, Brighton, Rylee, Jeremiah, and Annabelle Moore. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Inge Family Cemetery in Saxe, Va. Wood Funeral Service is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.woodfuneralservice.com/


Name of Deceased:  Edward Carroll Moore
Source:  Wood Funeral Home, Chase City, Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

June 17, 1950 - November 20, 2015

Edward Carroll Moore, 66, also known as “Tee” and “Tee Boo” to his friends and relatives, of Drakes Branch, died November 20, 2016. Ed enjoyed building, fishing, hunting and riding his Harley Davidson. He was the son of the late Carroll and Ruth Moore and also preceded in death by his sister, Deborah Rutledge and a brother, Thomas R. Moore. Ed was retired from the Defense General Supply and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Norwood Hunt Club. Surviving is his wife, Robin Moore, sisters, Brenda Jaffe, Wanda Schriner, Sandra Floyd, Melanie Weaver and husband, Gerald, faithful companion, Patches, several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wood Funeral Service, Chase City. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia. Contributions may be made to Barksdale Cancer Foundation, 3676 Jeb Stuart Highway, Red Oak VA 23964. Wood Funeral Service is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralservice.com


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Emma Morris Moore
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, December 1, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

SERVICES FOR MRS. GEO. H. MOORE
Mrs. Emma Morris Moore, 80, widow of George Hannah Moore, died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 22, at 2 p.m. at the home of her son, Willie T. Moore, Charlotte C.H.
Born in Charlotte County, November 26, 1874, she was the daughter of the late Zachariah and Louise Jackson Morris. Her husband died 22 years ago. She was a member of Oakview Presbyterian Church. Other survivors are another son, Otho J. Moore, Phenix; a daughter, Mrs. W. P. Carter, Charlotte C.H.; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.


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

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 28 - Frank Moore a well-known citizen of this place, was murdered at three o'clock this morning in his room in the presence of his wife. The murder is supposed to have been committed by burglars.


Name of Deceased:  Ida Pearl Moore
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Ida Pearl Moore, 94, returned to her heavenly home on November 10, 2016, following a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her and gave her peace throughout her life.
Pearl was born to the late Frank and Carrie DuVal on October 16, 1922. She was raised in a Christian home with a large, loving family consisting of two sisters, Louise and Evelyn, and four brothers, Earl, Lewis, William and Raymond. She graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in the first, full four year class of Registered Nurses. She was a compassionate healer for almost 40 years, and she touched many people in need of care and a kind hand.
Pearl was blessed with a loving family. She married her best friend, John Scott Moore, on July 5, 1945, and together they raised four children, Evelyn Jo, Thomas DuVal, Randolph Scott and Carrie Lynn, with love and humility. She had a special place in her heart for her daughter-in-law, Susan O’Brien, and her chosen daughter, Bonnie. Pearl adored her grandchildren, Pamela Ann, Christopher DuVal, Rebecca Elizabeth, Thomas DuVal, II, Matthew Scott, Ian DuVal, Gareth Montgomery, Pearl Louise, Dillon Thomas and Cody Edward. Through their marriages she welcomed into her heart Roger, Donna, Debbie, Jill and Douglas; and she looked forward to upcoming weddings that would bring Jenny and Logan into her family. Pearl’s great-grandchildren, Tyler, Troy, Erin, Chris, Elliott, Dylan, Oliver, Mia, Thomas, Titus Robinson, and Pierce DuVal and her great-great-grandchildren Irena, Orion, Aiden and Ella, added to her life in a special way.
The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016; from 1 to 1:30 p.m. A private interment will be held at a later date. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Iva P. Moore
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 10, 1966.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. V.L. MOORE
Mrs. Iva P. Moore, 87, of Madisonville died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Guggenheimer Memorial Nursing Home in Lynchburg. The widow of Vernie Lee Moore, she was born in Charlotte County, a daughter of Robert and Frances Wood Pollard. She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church in Madisonville.
Survivors include two sons, Edward Moore, William H. Moore; four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Bradner of Charlotte Court House, Mrs. Frances Gibson, of Lynchburg, Mrs. Aurie White of Martinsville, Alice Moore of Los Angeles, Calif., and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Centenary Methodist Church by Rev. G.A. Harris, Jr., Rev. Carl Paughf and J.C. Miller. Pallbearers were Warren Morris, Charlie Deaner, Henry Hamilton, Monroe Childress, James Moore, C.W. Hancock, W.E. Gill and L.E. Radford


Name of Deceased:  John Cabiness Moore
Source:  Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, Appomattox   Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Born: July 24, 1929
Died: November 11, 2015James Cabiness Moore, 86, of Spout Spring passed away Wednesday November 11, 2015. He was the husband of Izetta Moore.
He was born in Charlotte County, Va. July 24, 1929 a son of the late Carrie Johnson and Robert Vint (Buck) Moore. James was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church and was retired from Appomattox Hardware. 
In addition to his wife, James is survived by his daughter, Pamela Moore Levinson and her husband Stanley H. of Lynchburg; three grandchildren, Joshua G. Levinson of Hampton, Cara O. Levinson and Camden R. Levinson both of Lynchburg; two brothers, Robert D. (Bob) Moore of Forest and Fred H. Moore of Appomattox; two sisters, Betty M. Ramsey of Charlotte C.H., Va. and Fay M. Bartley and husband, Bud of Rustburg. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Paulette Moore and a brother, Kenneth H. Moore. 
Funeral services will be conducted 11 am Saturday November 14, 2015 at Evergreen Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Chris King. Burial will follow in Evergreen Community Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home today (Friday) from 6:30 – 8:00p.m. 
Those wishing to make memorials please consider Evergreen Baptist Church, P.O. Box 100, Evergreen, Va. 23030 or Centra Hospice, 2097 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501. 
Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family and an online condolence may be sent by visiting www.robinsonfuneral.com.


Name of Deceased:  Madelene Spain Moore
Source:  Wood Funeral Home, Chase City, Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

May 10, 1927 - March 23, 2017

Madelene T. Spain Moore, 89, of Skipwith, passed away on March 23, 2017. She was the widow of Elmer F. Spain and James B. Moore. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Florence Toombs, son, Willie Spain, brothers, Thomas “Jack” Toombs, Ernest Jr, and sister, Edith Warren. Madelene was a retired dispatcher for the Town of Chase City, a member of Public Fork Christian Church, Charter member, past president and faithful member of Chase City Rescue Squad Auxiliary. Madelene is survived by her son, Floyd Spain and wife Pat of Skipwith, daughter, Beverly S. Newcomb and husband L.H. of Columbus Ohio, sisters, Charlotte Reese of Chase City, Agnes Brankley of Richmond, Evelyn Ellington of Chase City, sister in law, Sue Toombs of Red Oak, grandchildren, Rodney Newcomb, Angie Newcomb, Christy Wilson, Kenny Lewis, Kendele Underwood,  great grandchildren, Peyton, Breanna, Danielle, Kaitlyn, Dylan, Noah, Matt, Taylynn, Amanda, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday evening 6:00 – 8:00 at Wood Funeral Service. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Public Fork Christian Church with Denis Fritz officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Chase City Vol. Fire Department, P.O. Box 595, Chase City, VA, or Public Fork Christian Church, 1700 Jeb Stuart Highway, Red Oak, VA 23964. Wood Funeral Service is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralservice.com


Name of Deceased:  Mary Geraldine Tucker Moore
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Mary Geraldine Tucker Moore, “Gerry” age 85, of Keysville, VA, died September 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by husband, William “Billy” Moore of Keysville, VA. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Buchanan of Chester, VA and Sheila Dunaway of Keysville, VA, sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Marvin Hines of Nathalie, VA, sister, Lucille Johnson of Baltimore, MD, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
The Family will receive friends Sunday, September 10th at 1:30 p.m. at Charlotte Court House United Methodist Church followed by the funeral at 3 p.m., with interment to follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Farmville, VA.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Charlotte Court House United Methodist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Susie Paris Moore
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, November 6, 1975
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES FOR MRS. SUSIE P. MOORE
Mrs. Susie Paris Moore, age 91, of Saxe, died Wednesday, October 29, 1975, in a South Boston hospital. She was the widow of Ellis S. Moore. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary P. Hammersley, Blackstone, and Mrs. Kate P. Vaden, of Gretna.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 31, from the Hermon Presbyterian Church with interment in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Joyce T. Moorefield
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Services For Mrs. Joyce T. Moorefield
Joyce Tharpe Moorefield, age 33, died Saturday, November 17, 1973.
She is survived by her husband, Herman Allen Moorefield; one daughter, Cheryl Lane Moorefield, both of Chase City; three sisters, Elizabeth Hudson, Drakes Branch, Va., Jane Binford, South Hill, Va., and Nancy Smith, Kenbridge, Va., three brothers, Harvey Thomas Tharpe, Charlotte C.H. Va., E. Cecil Tharpe, Randolph, Va., and Arthur Ray Tharpe, Keysville, Va.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 20 in the Newcomb Funeral Home, with interment in the Black Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.


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

MRS. RENA MORGAN
Mrs. Rena Morgan, daughter of the late James E. and Fanny Booth, was born Feb. 10, 1867, in Charlotte Co., Va., married to Mr. P.N. Morgan, November 4, 1891, died December 24, 1906.
The beauty of holiness has its finest exemplification in the character of a good woman. The most beautious expression of saving grace is given through the medium of "sweet and gracious womanhood." Sister Morgan was a good woman-one whose adorning was "the hidden man of the heart, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price." Her character was distinguished by an amiable and kind disposition. Her taste was pure, her understanding good and her sensibility was deep and delicate. In her conversation unaffected simplicity and modest reserve were displayed.
In Aug., 1886, during a revival meeting held in Hebron M.E. Church, South, by Rev. Paul Bradley, pastor, assisted by Rev. R.H. Younger, she made a public profession of saving faith in Christ, and joined the Methodist church. A prominent trait of her character was her reverence for sacred things. She had a profound reverence for God, the Sabbath, all things pertaining to the religion of the Lord Jesus Christ. During the last two years of her life she was greatly afflicted and suffered much; but the graces of patience and resignation shone brightly through the days of darkness and the nights of gloom. When near the end of her life, on different occasions, she said to her husband, mother, other relatives, Dr. Brown, and her pastor: "I am ready to go. I have no fear of death." This is a most precious testimony. What a comfort to the bereaved ones!
To Mr. Morgan and his wife were given two daughters. Besides the sorrowing husband and the two motherless daughters, her mother and two sisters and two brothers are left to sorrow for awhile; but their sorrow is tempered by a gospel hope.
The patient sufferer rests in peace; she has gone but not forever, and her loved ones know where to find her. On December the 26th, at the Methodist cemetery Drakes Branch, Va. led by her pastor and attended by many friends, was held the burial service of song, Bible reading and prayer, according to her own direction; then the body was tenderly laid to rest, and the grave was covered with evergreens and flowers, symbolizing faith in immortality and hope in eternal life.
May the God of all comfort graciously sustain the bereaved ones and bring them all to a blessed reunion at last.
Servant of God, well done!
Best from thy loved employ;
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter thy Master's joy.
Soldier of Christ, well done!
Praise be thy new employ;
And while eternal ages run,
Rest in they Saviour's joy.
J.K. WALKER, Pastor

At a meeting of the Church Workers Society at Drakes Branch, M.E. Church South, held Jan. 16, 1907, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:
Whereas, it has pleased Our Heavenly Father to remove from our midst Sister Rena Morgan, one of our members, therefore, be it
Resolved, 1. That in the death of our beloved sister we have lost a valuable friend, a faithful co-laborer, and a consecrated follower of Christ.
Resolved, 2. That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to her bereaved family, and pray that our Heavenly Father may comfort them with his heavenly, eternal comfortings in this hour of need.
Resolved, 3. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, published in the Charlotte Gazette, and recorded in the minutes of the Society.
MRS. J.K. WALKER,
MRS. G.B. RUSSELL,
MRS. J.T. ORGAIN, Sect'y


Name of Deceased: R. L. Moorman
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 20, 1927.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

R.L. MOORMAN, JR. KILLED AT PITTSBURG
A message received Wednesday morning by Mr. R.L. Moorman, of near Charlotte Courthouse, stated that his son, Robert L., Jr., who was a fireman on the Pittsburg, Pennsylvania railroad was killed Tuesday night. No particulars can be learned at this time. The deceased is survived by his mother and father, and brothers and sisters. Interment will be made at the old family burying ground near Altavista, Friday


Name of Deceased: Lawrence Edward Morris
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Lawrence E. Morris
Mr. Lawrence Edward Morris 90, of Darlington Heights, Va., died at Southside Community Hospital, Sunday, April 8, 1979. He was a carpenter and farmer and was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Darlington Heights; where a funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, with interment in the church cemetery. Born in Charlotte County, March 20, 1889, he was the son of the late William Robert Morris and Susie Landrum Morris. His wife was the late Elizabeth Bailey Morris.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dolly Childress of Darlington Heights, Va.; two sons, Albert H. Morris of Appomattox, Va. and Charles E. Morris of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Bailey of Darlington Heights, and Mrs. Beatrice Bailey of Richmond; a brother, Donald C. Morris of Darlington Heights; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.


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

Born on Jun. 1, 1918
Departed on Jun. 7, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Charlotte Elizabeth Morton, 96, went to be with the Lord on June 7th. "Miss Charlotte" was born June 1, 1918 to the late James D. and Katie (Watkins) Morton of Drakes Branch, Virginia.
Miss Morton graduated from the Virginia State Teachers College at Farmville, now Longwood University, and then went on to teach for forty-six years in Front Royal, VA., before retiring to Keysville, VA. There she could regularly be found at Sheldon's Restaurant with her longtime friend, Claiborne Bouldin, Jr. Her three brothers, William Watkins Morton, James D. Morton, Jr., and Horace B. Morton have all predeceased her. She had most recently lived in Norfolk, VA, near her brother Horace and niece Nancy M. Vaughan, and then later in Manchester, NH, near her nephew, James D. Morton III.
Charlotte is survived by her niece Nancy and her son and his wife, Kent and Lilia Vaughan of Richmond, VA; and by her nephew Jim his wife, Kitty of Derry, NH, and their children, Michelle (Morton) McKenna of Edmund, OK, and Christopher Morton of Epping, NH.
A graveside funeral service will be held at Briery Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Keysville, VA., at 11 a.m., Friday, June 20th. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home of Keysville, VA. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Heber Jones Morton
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 26, 1954
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Dr. H.J. Morton Buried in Keysville
Funeral services were conducted for Dr. Heber Jones Morton, 68, in the Keysville Presbyterian Church, Thursday, August 12 at 3 P.M. by his pastor, Dr. Thomas H. Grafton of Staunton.  Interment followed in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery with Masonic rites.  Dr. Morton, who had made his home in Stuarts Draft for many years, died Tuesday, August 10, in a New York Hospital after a long illness.
A native of Keysville, Dr. Morton was a graduate of the medical school of the University of Georgia.  During World War I, he served as a major in France.  He was a staff physician at the King's Daughter's Hospital, Staunton, and the Community Hospital, Waynesboro.  He also was past president of the Augusta County Medical Association and a member of the Stuarts Draft Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Womack Morton and two sisters, Mrs. Charles A. Osborne, of Richmond, and Mrs. Edward W. Hudgins, of Chase City.


Name of Deceased: Helen C. Morton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, September 26, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Mrs. Helen C. Morton
On Sunday morning, Sept. 6th, 1907, in the prime of life, Mrs. Helen C. Morton fell asleep in the care of the dear Savior. She suffered for a long time with that disease all dread so much - consumption; but she bore her affliction with true christian patience. She leaves a husband and two small children to mourn their loss.
We all miss her so much, but we hope to meet her in Heaven, where there is no sorrow or pain.
A dear and loving friend has gone;
Is laid beneath the sod;
Her spirit has forever flown,
To dwell in peace with God,
We laid to rest in Ash Camp ground
Her form now cold and still;
While in a brighter land she's found
The joy her heart can fill.
God help us say, tho' by sorrow driven,
"Thy will be done, on earth," in Heaven.
MRS. G.R.S. 


Name of Deceased: Mrs. J. D. Morton
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 26, 1954
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held For Mrs. John Morton
Funeral services for Mrs. J.D. Morton, 60, wife of John David Morton who died Friday at her home near Phenix, were held Sunday afternoon at Bethel Church with burial in the church cemetery.  The service was conducted by her pastor, Rev. S.A. Dean and a former pastor Rev. G.A. Harris.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Nelson and Elwood Morton, of Petersburg; three daughters, Mrs. Hubert Slate and Mrs.  Kenneth Nugent, of Petersburg, and Miss Edith Morton, of Richmond; three brothers, John Walter and Edward Williams, of New Jersey, and a sister, Mrs. Hugh Kent of New Jersey.


Name of Deceased:  Leonard L. Morton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, January 6, 1955
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Services Held For Leonard L. Morton

Leonard Luther Morton, 26, of Route 1, Phenix, died Tuesday night, December 21, in a auto accident near Charlotte C.H.
State Trooper J.M. Nichols said the crash occurred about 7 p.m. on a curve on Route 40 about half a mile west of Charlotte Court House.   The car struck a tree and overturned on its roof. Morton was pinned in the car for about half an hour, until ambulance attendants from Browning's Funeral Home in Keysville freed him.  He was dead on arrival at Southside Hospital in Farmville
Born in Charlotte County, on June 30, 1928, he was the son of Robert and Gladys Arrington Morton, both of whom survive him.  He was just out of the Army, and still in the reserves.  He was a member of Rough Creek Presbyterian Church.
Other survivors include five brothers, Earl, Wayne and Reginald Morton of Phenix, Martin Morton of Lynchburg; two sisters, Miss Betty Morton of Phenix and Mrs. Alvin Marstin of Charlotte C.H.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. S.A. Dean at Concord Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

NOTE: In this obituary it says he has five brothers but only four are listed.  The other one was left out or it was only four brothers.


Name of Deceased: Lucy Watkins Morton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 20, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MRS. LUCY MORTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Watkins Morton, 86, of Richmond, were held Tuesday afternoon in College Church, Hampden-Sydney with interment in the Briery cemetery. Mrs. Morton, descended from a long line of Virginia families, was born in Granville County, North Carolina, but spent the greater part of her life in Prince Edward and Charlotte Counties, where she is widely connected.
After her marriage to the late John Flood Morton, she resided in Charlotte and was an active member of Bethlehem and later of the Village Church, Charlotte Court House. A woman of winsome personality and wide interests, she was greatly beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Charles Neil, of Richmond; a son, J.F. Morton, Jr., of New Orleans, La; and two grandsons.


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

Reginald Page Morton, age 71 of Charlotte Court House, Virginia, died Monday, March 29, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Morton; four sons, Luther Morton, Gary Morton, Mike Morton and Neil Morton, all of Charlotte Court House; four brothers, Earl Morton, Sr. of Charlotte Court House, Martin Morton of Brookneal, Virginia, Jim Morton of North Carolina and Wayne Morton of Charlotte Court House; one sister, Frances Marston of Charlotte Court House; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Morton and Justin Morton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Morton, and a sister, Betty Morton. Reginald was a United States Marine Corp Veteran.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte Court House, Virginia. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Wednesday, March 31, 2010. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Robert Lee Morton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Thursday, February 7, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

In Memoriam
Died at Smithville, Va., Feb. 1, 1899, Robert Lee Morton, in the _____ year of his age.  The subject of this sketch deserves more than a passing notice.  The writer knew him in the capacity of an employee for years, and it is with pleasure the he offers this voluntary tribute to his memory.  As a porter around our store he was subjected to the temptations incident to such a position, and right well did he resist them, and at the close of his apprenticeship it was with pleasure that we testified to his scrupulous honesty and truthfulness under all circumstances.  The experience of his subsequent employers only establishes more firmly his well earned reputation for honesty and integrity.  These sterling qualities together with his uniform politeness and disposition to serve and accommodate all who called upon him rendered him deservedly popular and his sad and untimely death is deeply regretted by his numerous friends.
Robert left Va. almost four years ago to accept employment in Philadelphia, where in the discharge of his duties he was exposed in that cold northern climate contracting lung trouble from which he suffered severely during la-t spring and summer.  But upon his return to his old home he rallied and gave evidence of permanent improvement and his friends for a time hoped for his entire recovery.  But only disappointment awaited them since by reason of exposure he contracted a fresh cold almost 30 days ago, which seemed to revive the old trouble, and nothing that medical skill of kind friends could do tended to avert the progress of the disease which resulted in his death as stated.
A FRIEND.


Name of Deceased:  W. H. Morton
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  January 31, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

W. H. Morton, Died At His Home Monday
W.H. Morton, who had operated a barber shop here since 1906, died Monday morning at his home here.  He had been confined by illness for several months.  He is survived by his wife and several children.  Funeral arrangements have not been made at this writing.


Name of Deceased:  William Thompson Moseley
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Thursday, December 15, 1898
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

In Memoriam
Died, at Wayside, Charlotte County, Va., December 2d, 1898, William Thompson Moseley, youngest child of Richard E. and Bettie Guthrie Moseley, aged 1 year and 11 months.  "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
G.


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

Obit: Mrs. Mountcastle Died March 6
Mrs. Gladys Martin Mountcastle died March 6, 1975 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John F. Lyle in Keysville, Va. She was the widow of Elwood T. Mountcastle of New Kent County. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs, John F. Lyle; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Campbell Hanks of Richmond and Mrs. Indiana Cecil of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; one brother, Ray J. Martin of Richmond; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m., in the Laburnum Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnam Ave., Richmond, with interment in Olivet Presbyterian Church Cemetery, New Kent County,.


Name of Deceased: Myrtle Hatcher Murray
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, October, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R, McKinney

Mrs. Myrtle Hatcher Murray 72, of Saxe, Va., died October 1, 2012. She was a member of Emmanuel Bible Church and was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Jordan. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Adolphus "Frog" Murray, Jr.; sons, Preston Hatcher of Chase City and David Murray of Saxe; brother, Richard Hatcher of Chase City: seven grandchildren, Anna Covington, Emily Murray, Ashley Murray, Candice Jordan, Cathy-Leigh Jordon, Brandi Hatcher, and Preston Hatcher, Jr.; four great-grandchildren, Josh Smith, Olivia Smith, Erica Hatcher, and Dustin Hatcher.
The family will receive friends at her home at all times. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the family cemetery. Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased:  Robert E. Musgrove
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, July 6, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Robert E. Musgrove Dies At Lynchburg

Funeral services were held Friday for Robert Elisha Musgrove, 95, retired farmer, who died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.M. Ferguson, in Lynchburg.  He was a native of Amelia County, and is survived by four daughters Mrs. Ferguson, of Lynchburg; Mrs. W.G. Payne, of Phenix; Mrs. M. Spruce, of Chesapeake Beach, and Mrs. Ida Girle, of Norfolk; three sons, J.A. Musgrove, Lynchburg; C.E. Musgrove, Bristol, and R.H. Musgrove, of Jacksonville, Fla.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Frank Myers
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 2, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Mrs. Frank Myers died at the home of her daughter, living near Rough Creek, on the 18th of April, 1907, She had been sick quite a long time, but bore her sufferings with christian fortitude and patience. She was buried at Midway Baptist church near where she had always lived.
It was sad to give up this loved mother, but let us not weep as those who have no hope. She was loved for many virtues by all who knew her, and while she cannot return to us, may we so live that we may meet her in "the sweet bye and bye." She leaves to mourn their loss, seven children and a large circle of friends. In her last sickness, all that loving hands could do was done for her, and the sympathy of this community is felt for the bereaved family. "Farewell dear friend, thou art sleeping Sweetly in thy quiet rest; And we know while we are weeping, Thou art with the ramsomed blest."
By a Loving Friend


Name of Deceased:  Susan McCullar Myers
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Susan McCullar Myers, 56, of Brookneal, Virginia went to heaven on February 2, 2017. She was married to her best friend and partner in life, Frank Myers. Born September 22, 1960 in Norfolk, Virginia to her loving parents, Kenneth and Martha McCullar. She leaves behind three beautiful children, James J.P. and Jerald Price, and Samantha Myers her “mini-me” as well as a new puppy addition – Dakota. Susan was pre-deceased by her older sister Carol and leaves her younger sister Diane to carry on the McCullar family traditions. She is also leaving behind 3 grandchildren, Jayden, Wyatt and Austyn, in addition to numerous nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. She will be remembered for her infectious laughter, outlook on life – “living for the day”, her faith, and wise advice to all that asked. You could often find her by the water, she loved the beach, floating the river and swimming in her pool. She loved her job at ServPro and often spoke fondly of her co-workers. She will be truly missed by all that got the joy to meet her. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul, truly an angel on Earth and in Heaven.
A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, 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: Lillie Hodnett Mylum
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, September 8, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. LILLIE MYLUM
Mrs. Lillie Hodnett Mylum, 72, passed away at her home at 12:15 a.m., Sept. 4, 1955. For a number of years she had been in declining health. Mrs. Mylum was the daughter of the late Joseph T. and Dema S. Hodnett. She was born August 10, 1883 in Pittsylvania County. On December 21, 1904, she was united in matrimony to Joseph J. Mylum of Ringgold, where they made their home until 1918 when they moved to Lunenburg County.
Mrs. Mylum had been an active member of the church since the age of 10 years, and was one of the most faithful members of Tussekiah Baptist Church at the time of her death.
She will not only be missed in her home and community but in her church and Sunday School as well.
She is survived by her husband and the following children: Josie Mylum, Frank S. Mylum, Mrs. Henry Bailey, Mrs. Robert Hagaman, and Mrs. Leo Owen; also 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also surviving is her step-mother, Mrs. J.T. Hodnett and the following sisters: Mrs. Rose Hodnett of Paces and Mrs. Rebecca Hubbard of Suffolk and two brothers: E.W. Hodnett of Martinsville and J.W. Hodnett of South Boston.
Funeral services were held Monday at Tussekiah Baptist Church with burial there.